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Allen Monasmith (#46880788)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo Retired mechanical engineer with an interest in genealogy since 1976, and a home computer since 1986.

My sister first got me interested in our family history when she copied some old photos and sent them out to the family as part of her "1776 Bicentennial celebration". After years of research, we haven't found any ancestors who were rich or famous, but the real story we uncovered is better than anything we could have made up.

I'm interested in:
Beaver, Billman, Bower, Curran, Darlington, Dugger, Loy, Lupfer, McClure, Monasmith, Pflanz, Pollard and Schlott. Spellings vary.

Monasmith is of German origin, and many Manneschmidt households can be found today in the German state of Hessen. In America, the name has been re-spelled as Mahnenschmidt, Monasmith, Monesmith, Monismith, Monosmith and several other variations. Although not gifted in spelling, we are all cousins. We are all descended from Christian Mahnenschmidt (1680-1746), who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1719.

I have been working on the families of Perry County, and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for several years now. As a result, I have registered several hundred graves there that are not related to my families, and I would be happy to transfer to any relative. Note: Prior to 1820, Perry County was part of Cumberland County.

I'm also working on memorials for the alumni of Frankfurt American High School, and for the Class of 1961 of Wichita High School North. Old friends are not forgotten.

On memorials, I like to see photos of the of the person taken when they were young, as well as later in life.

Then we need one close-up photo of the grave marker, and a wide-angle shot to show the whole monument or adjacent graves.

For the genealogists, I like to add scans of the public documents that chronicle the events of the person's life: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Census Records, etc. A $5 donation will increase the photo limit to accommodate this trove of original source materials.

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Luella Hinrichsen
RE: William Lee #55115184
Anything Monasmith I think of you, he had a really nice photo on also. So nice to see.
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on May 03, 2016 2:54 PM
Luella Hinrichsen
William Lee #55115184
Hi Allen, I sent Larry Gilbert an article I found in the Table Rock Argus about his death. I'm pretty sure he'll add it to his memorial, interestingly sad. Luella
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on May 02, 2016 7:22 PM
Glen England
RE: Richard Michael Harwell
You're welcome Allen. Glad to help.
Added by Glen England on May 01, 2016 2:52 PM
Bernard Andruskiewiecz memorial
Hi Allen, I have added the information you provided in addition to some that I found on ancestry to this memorial. Is he related to you? If so I would transfer to you. I am also researching my German roots on my mother's side, Wilderick, it has been most interesting and eventful I must say.
Added by SMPowell on Apr 30, 2016 6:17 PM
Edna Mode
RE: James and Florence Jordan
You're welcome! Glad I could help.
Added by Edna Mode on Apr 20, 2016 8:21 PM
Nancy Whyte
Photo ID
Allen - You posted a photo in 2011 of four men and women on the Find A Grave of Ephriam Monasmith (1838-1925). Are you able to identify these people? Thanks for your help.
Added by Nancy Whyte on Apr 17, 2016 11:37 AM
Oye graves
You are welcome and thank you for the nice compliment.
Added by LKat on Apr 16, 2016 4:40 PM
Julia G
RE: MG Raymond Earle Bell
You are very welcome!
Added by Julia G on Apr 10, 2016 5:40 PM
Vicki Smith
Thank you Allen
Thank you so much for transferring the memorials to me. Keep up the great work, with out people like you and the Find A Grave web site I would not have found my family one memorial at a time. Vicki
Added by Vicki Smith on Apr 07, 2016 5:57 PM
Stephen Wood memorial

Would you like to me to transfer the memorial for Stephen Wood to you, so you can easily make any future corrections?
Added by Jessica on Mar 09, 2016 8:05 PM
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