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Harry's Daughter (#47677746)
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Bio Photo LEAR, GELLOCK, MILLER, and FOOSE are the main surnames in my family tree.

The original German spellings were:

These are the maiden names which stem from each:
(Any names is parenthesis are the original spelling of that name it follows.)

LEAR: Margeson, Paddock, Clawson, Tappin, Gilmore (Kilmer), Gray, Wildonger, Maust, Gruver/Groover (Kruger), Long (Lang), Scholl, Deer, Mumbauer, and Schumacher

GELLOCK: Gellock [A Gellock married a Gellock], Walter, Walter [A Walter married a Walter], Stoneback, Keiter, Lott, Laycock, Belles, Buss, Ritter, Kuriss, and Kahler

MILLER: Kohler, Troxell, Rinker, Ealer, Dietz, Cramer, Newhart (Newhard), Traill, Rasley, Heller, Grotz, Luy, Schneider, and Schinhoven.

FOOSE: Altemus, Rinker, Furry, Leibengood (Leibenguth)/ Ackerman [not sure of an adoption/birth name], Bartholomew, Frey, Kolb, Litgar, Bopp [changed to Pope], Lauer, Smith, Mauny, Hilliard (Hilgert), Reimel, Smith (Schmidt), Smith (Schmidt) [a Smith married a Smith], Miller (Mueller), Frantz, Sterner, Odenwelder, Rent(s), and Schuch

As I continue my research, I am adding more maiden names, but haven't necessarily researched them all thoroughly yet.

The majority of my family base is in PA, with many NJ extensions. My four main surnames all trace back to Germany, as well as many of the maiden names in my direct lines.


My paternal grandparents, John N. and Clara E. Gellock Lear were both Native American descendants.

JOHN NELSON LEAR: Family history states my grandfather's grandmother, Margaret M. Margeson (nee Clawson) was half Native American. Oral history passed down states that we have an Indian princess in the family tree. I believe this may have been referring to my gr8 x3 paternal grandmother, Catharine Tappin Clawson, who was Margaret's mother.

My father's first cousin told me that his mother (my grandfather's sister) told him that we have Indian blood in us. He also stated that his late mother and two brothers had Indian features.

CLARA ELIZABETH GELLOCK LEAR: Family history on my grandmother's side (Gellock) states we have Indian blood in us, but no one knows exactly who it comes from.


I have requested many memorials from inactive accounts. I greatly appreciate the time and effort they took to list my ancestors. It is truly an honor for me to carry on the torch and resume their management.

SPECIAL THANKS go out to all the find-a-grave contributors who have listed my ancestors and upon my request have transferred them to me, and to those who will grant future requests. I am ever so grateful for the time and effort you all have taken to create the memorials of my ancestors and how your listings have helped me connect many dots.

Not every single memorial I've listed is a blood relative. During the course of researching plots, I've come across some of the parents, siblings, etc., of the spouses of my ancestors, or other non-relatives who were buried with them, so I have listed them also in the hope of helping others in their genealogical search. However, my main agenda is to list my ancestors, not the ancestors of their spouses.

Please do send a request, via the edit tab, if you are interested in managing any of my memorials.

I will likely transfer memorials which are not in my direct line if they are in yours. Please check the memorial to see if their is a notation of them being in my direct line. You can also check my direct line virtual cemeteries for the surname of interest. If you don't see the memorial you are interested in managing listed there or noted as a direct relative, please submit your request (via the edit tab) and state your relationship.

Also if you have an interest in managing an ancestor of yours, who is not in your direct line, and who isn't in my direct line, please do submit a request (via the edit tab), I most likely will transfer it to you.

My children's paternal grandparents:

These are the four main surnames and the maiden names which stem from each:

THORPE: Markle, Gregory, Watkins, Brown, and Cunningham

WELCH: Plank


GUNDERMAN: Beam, and Cole

I will add more maiden names as I discover them.


In addition I am researching my one of my granddaughter's paternal side.

BLACKWELL: Teabout, stackhouse, and Trueblood


Relatives of Relatives
The Andrews Family:

In the course of my genealogical research I have discovered that I have four paternal cousins which are part of the Andrews family.

Here is how they directly descend from Abraham S. Andrews Sr. and Rachel N. Brokaw Andrews:
~One is a grandson
~One is a gr-grandson
~Two are gr-gr-grandchildren

I know many members of the Andrews family personally and also went to school with several. I have endeavored to honor the memories of this family's members since they are, not only related to my relatives, but very dear to my heart.

These are the surnames of the ancestors of Abraham S. Andrews Sr. and his wife Rachel N. Brokaw and the surnames from which they descend:
(I will add more maiden names as I discover them.)

ANDREWS: Campbell





Many interesting facets of my ancestor's lives have been uncovered and intrigue further inspires me.


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Donald Leaman
WIlliam and Gertrude Leaman pics posted
Margaret Wallace's parents pictures posted> They are William and Gertrude Leaman
Added by Donald Leaman on Jun 20, 2014 7:31 AM
Otto Trio
Anna Maria Kohler

My daughter and I have looked for Anna Maria Kohler several times now and am wondering if you could check your records to make sure that she is located at Plot: Section A Row 15 grv 71 Alot of her family is in section F. You can reach out to me at we go to Easton Cemetery alot as this is such a beautiful and peaceful place. We also have family members there. :)
Added by Otto Trio on May 27, 2014 5:21 PM
Carol & David
RE: Photo Requests
You are welcome. We were fortunate to find the funeral home marker as it was on a stone right behind a headstone in the area of the cemetery the records listed.
Added by Carol & David on May 20, 2014 10:34 AM
Carol & David
RE: Grave Pix
You are very welcome. You are a great help when requesting photos as you always list the locations. It makes it that much easier for me so I do not have to search the cemetery records for the locations. I really appreciate it.

I wanted to pass along the requests you made for Phillipsburg Cemetery, Edward & Sarah Gellock and Margaret Eldridge may be in unmarked graves. I looked for them last week as I have a copy of the Phillipsburg Cemetery records & map but could not find their graves based on their location listed which matches my copy of the records. I did find a small upright stone with the name Margaret painted on it but no last name in that area. I do go back from time to time for requests and my husband and I have relatives buried there so I will keep an eye out for them.
Added by Carol & David on Apr 22, 2014 12:21 PM
Donald Leaman
RE: Margaret Wallace
This is in reference to Find A Grave Memorial# 98485849 for Gertrued Kohler Leaman. There are children listed for her as Florence M Harmon Hildebrand (1917 - 1996) (Find A Grave Memorial# 98510002_) and Margaret I Leaman Wallace (1919 - 2002) (Find A Grave Memorial# 98401616). The comment was on both of those records that Margaret Wallace's mother, Gertrude, was a distant cousin or yours? Gertrude was my father's uncle's wife, whom we all called Aunt Gertie. She and her husband William Leaman are those whose pictures I have. Are you saying you'd be interested in seeing their pictures? Also, I was going to post those pictures on their findagrave records.
Added by Donald Leaman on Apr 21, 2014 12:04 PM
Donald Leaman
Margaret Wallace
Did you add the comment that Margaret Wallace was your gr8 gr8 grandmother? Her mother, Gertrude Leaman was married to my father's uncle William Leaman. We called her Great Aunt Gertie. I have pictures of her and Uncle Bill taken in 1970 in Atlantic City, PA.
Added by Donald Leaman on Apr 18, 2014 12:33 PM
Carol & David
RE: Grave Pix
You are welcome. You were kind enough to transfer Jacob Rinker and his family to me so I am glad to return the favor.
Added by Carol & David on Mar 31, 2014 3:47 PM
Frank Pepper
Ealer's Samuel & Anna
Hey HD - when you have a chance, can you send me an email - frankpepper@bellsouth -dot- net .... I think I've got Samuel's kids - just trying to find out where Samuel & Anna are buried (so's, among other things, we can link up all their kids) -- I am descended from Stella Agnes (Ealer) Rufe, William Orville, Melchor - thx, Frank Pepper
Added by Frank Pepper on Jan 05, 2014 11:15 PM
Frank Pepper
Samuel Ealer & Anna (Kiser)
Hey HD.....

am working on (my) Ealer tree.. any idea where Samuel and Anna are buried? Gotta be Nockamixon or Easton? Thanks, Frank Pepper
Added by Frank Pepper on Jan 05, 2014 12:25 PM
Jack Lowe
Mertle M Wallace Foose

Mertle M Wallace Foose is the daughter of Annie F Cole from her first marriage to Robert Wallace. Annie is my great grandmother from her 2nd marriage to Samuel Deats.

Annie is also buried in Phillipsburg Cemetery. I recently added her memorial, and with continued research discovered Mertle is also buried nearby.

You can add a Link to her mother 114128112.

I was born in Easton, now living in Punta Gorda Florida, and heavily into ancestry research.

Regards... Jack Lowe
Added by Jack Lowe on Nov 11, 2013 4:09 AM
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