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Robert Viguers (#47145654)
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Bio Photo I find copying headstones interesting, I like finding interesting people with interesting story's. Most my family buried in the greater Philadelphia area but I live in the Harrisburg area so I'll copy headstones here. Worked inside most my life and wanted to be outside after I retired so copied headstones and published them in the Quarterly once issued by the Capital Area Genealogical Society.

Please use 'edit' tab on memorial page for corrections and or additional information.
I now strictly adhere to the Find A Grave guidelines regarding transfers. No exceptions. Requests made that fall outside of the guidelines, or do not state relationship, are no longer being acknowledged. Virtual cemeteries are the way to "gather" your ancestors together.

Please don't justify an out-of-guideline transfer request for the sake of adding links and/or other information. Am perfectly capable of doing this, especially now with the new EDIT system - much quicker than transferring. If you decide to not forward information or links because a transfer isn't done, then that's your decision.
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Jodi R
RE: Lefevre
Dear Mr. Viguers,

I am sorry I did not mention the memorial number. It is 141562422. I was wondering how you found out Elizabeth Lefevre's birth date because I know very little about her. I only found out recently that she was born in Belfast and when/where she passed away but I don't even know her maiden name. She was the wife my Great Grandfather married after my Great Grandmother Bertha.
You were mentioning the Hill Brothers Circus. My Great Grandfather, Jess Lefevre, was in the circus but no one in the family knows which one or where it was at. I think it was in New York City in the early 1900's as my grandfather was born in Brooklyn and was in the circus with them as a boy.
Hope all is well with you. If there is anything you need help researching, I'd love to help as you've helped me.

Take care,

Added by Jodi R on Jan 30, 2015 11:00 AM
Jodi R
Dear Mr. Vigeuers,

Thank you for checking into Elizabeth and Jess Lefevre's graves for me. You found out Elizabeth's birthdate. Can you tell me how you found that out? I know virtually nothing about her, including her maiden name, and I'm trying to clear up her story:) She married my Great Grandfather Jess after he was married to my Great Grandmother so not much is known about her.

Thanks and have a great day!
Added by Jodi R on Jan 29, 2015 8:53 AM
Thomas A Dent
10 Feb 1862- Thomas A. Dent, Postmaster of Davidson, Sullivan County, PA
Thomas A Dent ,
Enlistment Date: 19 June 1863
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union;State Served: Pennsylvania
Unit Numbers: 2237 2237
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 19 June 1863
Enlisted in Company G, 26th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 19 June 1863.
Mustered out Company G, 26th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 30 July 1863
Emergency Troops of 1863.
Thomas A Dent ,
Enlistment Date: 05 August 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Pennsylvania
Unit Numbers: 2128 2128
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 05 August 1864
Enlisted in Company K, 141st Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 05 August 1864.
Mustered out Company K, 141st Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 28 May 1865 in Washington, DC
Battles Fought
Fought on 16 August 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.
Fought on 11 September 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 27 September 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 02 October 1864 at Poplar Springs Church, VA.
Fought on 27 October 1864 at Boydton Plank Road, VA.
Fought on 27 October 1864 at Morris Farm, VA.
Fought on 27 November 1864 at Morris' Farm, VA.
Fought on 05 February 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 15 February 1865.
Fought on 22 March 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 25 March 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 02 April 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
History of Lycoming County Pennsylvania
edited by John F. Meginness; 1892
Company G was from Lycoming, with the following roster:
Captain, Elias C. Rishel.
First Lieutenant, Ellis Bryan.
Second Lieutenant, Monroe C. Warn.
First Sergeant, George W. Rishel.
Sergeants: Melvin H. Rogers, Edward M. Biddle, Harvey J. Hill, Charles Snell.
Corporals: Milton Corson, Charles H. Sampsell, Daniel Handshaw, Lewis G. Huling, Frank Steck, John C. Green, George M. McCarty, Dallas J. Smith.
Musician, William Goover.
Privates: David Bubb, James Babb, William D. Barrett, Milton Bodine, Henry Barto, Jacob J. Barto, Henry Carr, Abraham Cooper, Thomas A. Dent, George B. Donley, William Doner, Henry B. Edkin, Thomas J. Edkin, Lemuel Fawcett, George W. Fague, Andrew J. Falls, John Flick, George Gower, Charles Howlett, Joseph Heart, Pierson D. Kohler, Franklin J. Kraus, Isaac Kepner, James Laylon, Jacob Lorah, George W. Little, John Laurenson, Bodine Montague, Benjamin Mader, Silas McCarty, William Norton, John V. Reeder, John W. Rogers, Edward A. Rogers, Esbon F. Rook, Franklin B. Snell, John R. Stephens, James L. Stroup, John W. Stroup, Charles Smith, John C. Sanders, Oscar VanBuskirk, George Veilengruber, David Vaugh, John W. Yeakel
The first store-house was built by Edkin Corson, who engaged in the mercantile business for a short time and afterward in lumbering. In 1867 Edward Lyons purchased the Bennett farm, sawmill and timber lands of Mr. Corson, and engaged extensively in the lumber business. About the same time William and Jacob Lorah and Thomas Dent engaged in lumbering, farming and mercantile business in the place. History of Sullivan County
1870 U.S. Federal Census Pennsylvania Sullivan Davidson. Thomas A Dent, Asst Marshall on this census,Enumerated 6 Jun 1870
Thomas A. Dent
Age: 43
Gender: M
Race: W
Birthplace: PA
Father of foreign birth
Real estate: 500
Rebecca, age 29;
Charles, age 14;
Ellie, age 2;
Etta, age 6/12( born Nov).
Alzono Convers, age 8, born in PA, father of foreign birth
All born in PA
Post Office: Sonestown
M593 Roll: 1453 Part: 1 Page: 40A
Thomas Dent deserted Rebecca Glidewell Converse Dent about 1879; He went to Harrisburg to live.
His address from Harrisburg Directories, was 506 Filbert Street, Harrisburg, PA. No divorce was found. Rebecca lost her son with Thomas A Dent, Joseph Dent, 29 Apr 1879. Was this death tramatic for Thomas A Dent?
Dent, Joseph N.
d April 29, 1879
"Son of J( should be T). A. and R. A. Dent (T A and R A Dent)
Aged 6 y 1 mo. and 20 d."
Cherry Grove Cemetery
Nordmont, Sullivan, Pennsylvania
courtesy Sullivan County Pennsylvania Web pages
By 1880, Thomas Dent moved to Steelton, Dalphin, PA, which is located near Harrisburg.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Directories, 1887-90
Thomas A. Dent
Location 1: 24 S Front
Location 2: 324 S 2d
Occupation: bank messenger
City: Steelton ; State: PA
1890 Veteran's name: Thomas T (corrected to A) Dent,Home in 1890: Steelton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania
Company G 26 PA Mil Infantry
Company K 141 PA Infantry
Thomas Dent began receiving the pension on 19 May 1891,due to rheumatism and dyspepsia, claimed as result of war.
Thomas Dent had remarried to Kate Bailey; This couple produced three more daughters: Anna L, Phoebe, and Mary
Once Thomas Dent passed away, both widows filed for his military pension.
Name: Thomas A. Dent
State Filed: Pennsylvania
Widow: Rebecca A. Dent
Relative: Contesting Widow Kate Dent
Kate was rejected, since Thomas was still legally married to Rebecca.
Thomas Dent died 26 Dec 1896, in Steelton, PA, buried in Baldwin Cemetery, in Steelton, PA.
Phoebe H Dent, daughter of Kate Bailey Dent, b Jun 1891 was inmate in orphan school-
see 1900 United States Census > Pennsylvania > Chester > West Pikeland > District 289
daughter Ella Dent married Edward Cyril Burk, who was father of my great uncle, Cyril L Burk, of whom most of my information stemmed and has been supported by the various above records. Uncle Cyril Burk died 15 May 1957, buried Cherry Grove Cemetery, Sullivan County, PA.
The Burk reunion meets every year, which has been collecting records to verify the above.
Joyce Ingerson

Added by Joyce on Jan 28, 2015 7:14 PM
Mary Yeager Hoopes
There is a duplicate memorial for Mary. She is buried in section 28 lot I Grave 5

She was the daughter of Alfred and Susan Yeager and at the time of her death was married to Joseph Elcock Hoopes. Mary was born in 1861 and died in New York on the 29 Oct 1895.
Added by cemeterylover on Jan 27, 2015 2:52 PM
Memorial #43299747
I had some time today and looked at the memorial page for Verna Davis. Her parents were Harry Davis and Ella Yeager Davis. Verna is listed in the 1900 census at 12 years old.. Hers is an interesting story. She married a man named Harvey Embick but he found another woman and they divorced in May of 1934. Harvey's soon to be bride had to pay a settlement to Verna in an alienation of affection suit. Harrisburg Telegraph 29 June 1934 article. The new lady in Harvey's life was a widow and had received a large inheritance. Harvey must have been looking out for his old age. Her death certificate can be found online. She was born on the 25 Dec 1887 and died in the Harrisburg Hospital 14 April 1953. I only asked about your source to double check my info. Sometimes it is difficult to dig through all of the paperwork. Thought you might enjoy the family drama.
Added by cemeterylover on Jan 25, 2015 10:11 PM
Ella M. Davis 42680991
I am interested in knowing where you got the information listed about Verna Davis. Aunt Verna did not die at age 1 but died at age 65 in 1953. She lived all of her married life in New Cumberland on Third St.
Added by cemeterylover on Jan 25, 2015 5:42 AM
Jodi R
Elizabeth Lefevre
Thank you for finding new information out for me about Elizabeth Lefevre. I really appreciate it!
Added by Jodi R on Jan 23, 2015 10:48 PM
G A Light
Erma W Ehler
Erma W. Ehler (Pennsylvania) died in December 1981. The information regarding her death on this website is incorrect.
Added by G A Light on Jan 23, 2015 3:32 PM
RE: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof
Hi Robert,

The cemetery does have a website, you may want to try to write to them with the information you have to see if your great grandparents were buried there, hopefully they have an English speaking person to answer your inquiry -

There is no list that I am aware of. If you know the location of their deaths then you could write for their death certificates, but even they may not have the cemetery listed. There are many more cemeteries in Germany than are listed here.

Germany practices grave "recycling" where the burial space is "leased" for a period of years - typically between 25-50 years after the date of burial of the last person buried. Unless the plot lease is renewed by the family, after that time the remains and headstone are removed from the plot and the plot is resold. The cemetery still could have documentation of burials but the plots may be gone for your family.
Added by PupDawg on Jan 19, 2015 1:50 PM
Deborah Rudy
Caroline Ommert Rudy
I just submitted an edit for her day/month of birth/death. They finally surfaced on the recently released 1940 death records. Just wanted you to know the data source. Thanks.
Added by Deborah Rudy on Jan 14, 2015 4:56 PM
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