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kstouffer (#47482167)
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Bio Photo Live in Tucson, AZ with my husband. Both of us are from Pennsylvania, most of our lines are Pennsylvania German. Whenever we're in PA, I will look to fulfill photo requests at any cemetery we visit. Feel free to copy any photos I submit.
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Rhonda Nelson
re: Zellers
Hi Kathy,

sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Yes, Johan Heinrich Zeller (1684-1756) was my 6th GG and his son, Johan George was my 5th GG. That if interesting that I am a distant cousin to your husband. I would love to exchange info with you on Ancestry. My email is

Have you and your husband had your DNA done with Ancestry? I have so if you could send me your email, I'll invite you to my tree and the results. Since I've had this concussion happen, I haven't done much research but I am going to try and do a little each day. Apparently, a Dr. Valentine (I think that was his name was working on a book about the Zellers. I need to check if it is available yet). I heard about this through the old Zeller Family Site, which doesn't exist now. It would be interesting to read his book. Apparently, the whole story about Clothilde Valois being French royalty was made up by a descendant to add some prestige to the family name. The real name of Jacques wife has unfortunately been lost to time. Don't even know her nationality. I suspect Swiss or German. Don't know why he did this as the Zeller history going back to Zurich and our ancestors is impressive on it's own. I have been to PA, once when I was 18 and I wish I had known all this family history then. We visited Philly and the Amish country. We were so close to Ft. Zeller and the cememteries and didn't realize the connection with our family. I have been back to Philly last year and Pittsburgh the year before but it is on my list to drive down there and visit the sites that have meaning to me. Also in Philly (I loved the city), they have begun to build the Museum of the American Revolution. I believe it will be ready in around 2 years. I am really interested in it as I had many ancestors who fought in that war. Must run. Will talk to you later. Rhonda
Added by Rhonda Nelson on May 30, 2015 10:36 AM
Rhonda Nelson
re: Zellers
Thanks Kathy. I finally started some vestibular physiotherapy so I think that should really help with dizziness, headaches, balance issues, etc. I never knew anything about concussions until I got one and boy, it sure changes your life, but I have been told it will get better and just be patient, do what you have to do to get rest and it may take a year or more to get better.

Thanks for the extra info on that cemetery. I am still searching for the gravestones of my 5th Ggrandfather, John George Zeller (1732-1792) and his wife, Barbara Haas (1731/2-1815). John died on his farm at Mt. Aetna, so he could be buried there or maybe this cemetery. Also, I hope to find his parents, John Heinrich Zeller (1684-1765). He died at Fort Zeller so may be buried there. I hope to get there one day. His wife was Anna Marie Berigal (Van Breugal) and they both came to N.Y in 1710 from Switzerland and Holland. If you ever notice any of these headstones, I'd be thrilled to know. Thanks again for all your help.
Added by Rhonda Nelson on May 17, 2015 4:03 PM
Rhonda Nelson
re: Zeller photos
Hi, I want to thank you so much for taking those 4 photos for me. That was so nice of you to take the time to do this for me! I see you live in Arizona, but are from PA. Have a nice stay in Pennsylvania!
Added by Rhonda Nelson on May 12, 2015 9:41 AM
Deborah Rudy
RE: Mary Bixler
If you send me an edit via the edit tab, from her memorial, I'll approve the change.
I've been trying to get a look at the Church records myself as I have ancestors who lived nearby and were killed during the Native American raids in the 1750's.
Added by Deborah Rudy on May 28, 2014 8:00 PM
RE: John E. Stouffer
Link is added on Alice. I am no related to any of the Stouffers but had some Gardners in my family. When I was at cemetery looking for other relatives, I took the photo but it turns out they are not the Gardners I was looking for.

If you would like, I can transfer Alice to you.
Added by buglady on Jun 30, 2013 4:35 AM
John E. Stouffer
Today I added a memorial and headstone photo at East Harrisburg Cemetery for John E and Henrietta Stouffer's daughter Alice M. Stouffer Gardner (Find A Grave 113062479). You may wish to link her to her parents.
Added by buglady on Jun 29, 2013 1:04 PM
Brenda Reilley Hun
The last Valentine
I love hearing stories like this. I realized I had his wrong birth year on his memorial. He was born 1864, not 1884. Those 6s look like 8s sometimes and vice versa. I live nearby this cemetery and when walking through I don't know why but I just snapped a few photos of certain stones.
Added by Brenda Reilley Hun on Jun 29, 2013 5:36 AM
Brenda Reilley Hun
Thanks for the linking for William Valentine's mom and dad. All linked up.
Added by Brenda Reilley Hun on Jun 28, 2013 8:27 PM
Betty Stripling
RE: Loeffler/Leffler
Thank you for your message - will be looking forward to your answer - either by picture or message.
Added by Betty Stripling on Jun 17, 2012 11:21 AM
Pat R
Geringer's at Indiantown Gap
Thank you so much for taking & posting the headstone photo for the Geringer's at Indiantown Gap Cemetery. I live in AZ too & take as many photos as I can while on my trips to PA.

Take care, Pat
Added by Pat R on Oct 12, 2011 8:01 PM
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