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I was born in Beale Township, Juniata County in 1945 and live in Clinton County, PA. |
My mother is the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Hopple (FAG# 61419328) born in Franklin County, PA & Russell Waden Whitesel (FAG# 61419168) born in Mifflin County, PA.
My father is the son of Verda Grace Steffen (FAG# 45857437) Born in Snyder County, PA & Frank Welsh Copenhaver (Koppenheffer) (FAG# 50576551) born in Juniata County, PA.
I am very interested in getting the facts and getting them put in "Find A Grave" correctly. I have been member of "Find A Grave" since December 2009. Mary
WE ARE THE CHOSEN:
We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.
-Author Unknown (Please feel free to use this quote as I think the 'Author Unknown' had very special insight)
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|Thom Painter||RE: Joseph F Thompson & Spouse Charlotte|
You are welcome. I went back to photograph some I created back in 2011, but the photo's didn't turn out. I caught all the new markers I stumbled across.
|Jen Rowland Perren||Bertha Eckard Rowland|
I would love to know if we are related through my Great Great Grandma Bertha #124670627
|Sandra Hoy||Clayton Albert Greak/Bessie Greak|
Hi my name is Sandra Hoy and I am actively doing genealogy for the Milesburg, Pa. museum and Historical Society.
I am looking to any information on Bessie Greak.
I have a portrait (large oval) hanging in the museum and it has been said it was Bessie "Gram" Packer. But her children are Greaks.
Do you have any info on her? Or where she died and was buried??
Thanks for any thing you can give me.
|Kenneth Greene, Jr.||William Young duplicate entry.|
I copied the information from your entry so you can delete yours if you want. Thanks for your contributions.
|Lew Hartswick||Duplicate memorials|
You've generated two for the same person with some of the info the same and some different. I think it would be appropriate to combine after verifying which of the conflicting dates etc are correct.
#117409294 and #77453700
Thanks. ...Lew Hartswick...
|Janis Wrean||RE: Luzernia Campbell Wilson FAG#124330487|
Thanks so much. Turns out just today a fellow has found out her parents grave locations [moved due to dam construction] and created pages for them, so it's all coming together neatly.
|Drew Horseman||Raymond W Stabley|
Thank you so much for the info on Raymond W Stabley.
I've added it to his page.
When I went to the grave several years ago, I was very sad to see the poor condition of the stone - and despite my efforts, it was impossible to read. The weathering was just brutal. Thank you for your research and posting it to his Find A Grave page; I love seeing the memorials improved.
Thanks again, Drew
|Dan Oh||Dorothy Dixon Stanley|
Just added this one if interested.
Added by Dan Oh on Mar 30, 2015 9:36 PM
|Denzil & Sharon (Thompson) Harper||Moody|
I added some Pa Death Cir. on the Moody family
have you any other info on the Moody's
|Jeff Schneider||Jacob Bowers (# 116821462)|
You have created a memorial for Jacob in the wrong cemetery, leading me to create a duplicate memorial just a few weeks later when I uploaded the information for a section of another cemetery.
He's not interred in the old Bair Meetinghouse Cemetery, he's in Mount Olivet with his wife, at least according to the stone I photographed (# 119360544). It looks kind of weird having himself linked to himself as his own brother.
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