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Laura Kessler Hershey (#47639879)
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Bio Photo If anyone has anything to add to a memorial I've made PLEASE let me know and I will be glad to add the information! I Love to link their parents to each memorial or have their obituary to add.

I'm interested about who my ancestors were and how they may have influenced who I am today. I am also researching my husbands ancestors and am learning as much as I can to pass on to our daughter. It's also fascinating to learn about the many different church backgrounds they all have had.
Still searching in PA!!
I found this through a friend:

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Written by: Walter Butler Palmer

They say that life is fleeting; I know that this is true. I left this world so quickly, with no goodbye to you. I know how much you miss me, your tears fall ever light. The pillow where you lay your head, Is wet with them at night. I know your heart is hurting, the words we left, unsaid. I love you's left unspoken are spinning in your head. The strength that I have carried, that served to make you whole, remains to make you stronger, within your grieving soul. For you see, while you were weeping on the day I passed away, at the gravesite near the flowers where my loved ones knelt to pray. An angel came to see me, she took me by the hand, she led me to a kingdom in a very distant land. As I look down from the heaven, and see you standing there, your heart so ever burdened with more weight than it can bear. I long to bring you comfort, I long to give you peace, I long to hold you closely, cause all your tears to cease. The joy I've found in heaven goes far beyond compare. The love that's so elusive, can be found here everywhere. The light is softly shining, there's no storm clouds here or rain. There's no teardrops found in heaven, there's no suffering, there's no pain. You needn't be so troubled, Stay close to God and pray that someday we'll be together, one bright and glorious day. So my love, you shouldn't question my dear you need not cry I've gone to be with Jesus I really didn't die.

Written by: Marilyn Ferguson
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LoRetta Hughes
RE: Jeremiah D. Small # 19584755
Thank You for posting the newspaper article of his tragic death....He is of my family...& I do
want to keep his least at this time.
Added by LoRetta Hughes on Aug 26, 2014 7:27 PM
Melvin L. Halterman
RE: Virginia Sites Memorial# 81773310
Good Morning Laura,

I'm sorry I didn't notice the installation date. I totally agree with you.

You should get in touch with the other contributor, remind them of the posting rule and request them to remove theirs.

Added by Melvin L. Halterman on Aug 26, 2014 6:56 AM
Melissa Anderson
Andrew Topper
Thank you for updating and keeping all of these records. Andrew Topper was my great (x5) grandfather too. I guess that means we're cousins! The only other information I have about him is that he was a Captain in the Revolutionary War.
Added by Melissa Anderson on Aug 03, 2014 11:32 PM
Mark Vernon
RE: Barbara Selak
Thank you very much Laura!!!

Added by Mark Vernon on Jul 29, 2014 9:20 AM
Mark Vernon
Barbara Selak thanks!
Hi Laura,

Thank you very much for the obit! Do you have the citation of the obit? I would like to add the publication, date and page if possible.

Do you happen to know if there is an obit available for her husband Jacob? I am trying to figure out the connection of these Selaks and my branch who left Pennsylvania to go to Colorado in the 1850s.


Added by Mark Vernon on Jul 28, 2014 6:09 PM
Emanuel Little
Many thanks for your help to get this photo.
Added by mygenpassion on Jul 26, 2014 11:22 PM
Debbie Hartman
Pius Becker
Thanks for adding the obituary of Pius Becker. It is much appreciated! Debbie Hartman
Added by Debbie Hartman on Jul 23, 2014 4:38 PM
Kate Murphy
RE: James Robinson

Thanks for the transfer of my great grandfather. Yes, I did know his wife Emma died very young. She left 4 little boys for him to raise, the oldest, my grandfather was only 11 years old, the youngest was only 2 years old. Her obit states that she was operated on for internal trouble. Her death certificate states cause of death was tuberculous peritonitis. I often wondered how that generation endured so many heartaches. (They also lost 2 little girls). Thanks again!

Added by Kate Murphy on Jul 20, 2014 2:54 PM
Kate Murphy
RE: Emma Robinson
Many Thanks!

Added by Kate Murphy on Jul 20, 2014 7:28 AM
Kate Murphy
RE: Emma C Robinson

Thanks for making the change. I'll be glad to have the memorial transferred if you would like.

Thanks Again!

Added by Kate Murphy on Jul 19, 2014 11:51 AM
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