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Leanne Keefer Bechdel (#46601597)
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Bio Photo I am ever searching for my ancestors. Both our families are 12 generation Americans, some 13! Most German, Dutch and Native American. Surnames: Bechtel, Bechdel, Keffer, Keefer, DeHaas, Van Houten, Rohrbach ,Strouss, Houser, Lozier, Losier, Le Sueur Begraft, Slot. I have always been seeking their old headstones and cemeteries so I started "collecting" photos years ago. Now, I finally have a place to help people find those long lost graves. I am earnestly trying to photograph the numerous very old graves scattered about my area of Central Pennsylvania. Many a brave pioneer family headstone will be lost to ravages of time. I've been known to commit various acts of genealogy kindness. Willing to headstone hunt in Union, Snyder, Northumberland, Lycoming and parts of Centre Counties. Contact me with any ?s, corrections or requests. Presently trying to start getting all the churches to transcribe their records for better availability as well as historical document preservation techniques. Help is needed. If you see my name on a cemetery photo, then it is accessible to me and I may have more information, feel free to ask. IF I HAVE ENTERED OR PHOTOGRAPHED YOUR ANCESTORS, PLEASE write me, I can give you "ownership" of their memorial here! Follow the guidelines and I need the memorial # and your member number.
Proud member of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century John Hand Chapter and the Shikelimo DAR chapter, Senior re-organizing President of The Regina Hartman Society of The Children Of The American Revolution. I have been an active living history presenter for the past 20 years. A gunner of Coren's Independent Artillery with the Continental Lines. Living history presenter with focus on Revolutionary War and late 18th c Pennsylvania, various class portrayals, laundress, street cryer, tapes weaving, letter writing, representing everyday colonial American ancestry.
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Terry W.
THANKS!
Added by Terry W. on Sep 17, 2014 7:12 PM
Janice Peay
John Zimmerman 30948448
Leanne,

Please disregard the request to delete the photo on John's memorial. It has been transferred to me...I've changed the dates to match the headstone, and updated his memorial.

Thanks for the photo!
Janice Peay
Added by Janice Peay on Sep 16, 2014 2:29 PM
Janice Peay
John Zimmerman 30948448
Leanne,
In July I sent you a message about the photo incorrectly attached to John Zimmerman 30948448. I created a memorial to the son of John, John Zimmerman Jr., in the same cemetery. If you could please post this photo to that memorial, and then remove it from his father's, I would really appreciate it. I did put in a photo request for John Jr. 134647294.
Thank you in advance.
Janice Peay
Added by Janice Peay on Sep 10, 2014 11:57 PM
Terry W.
William Piatt
Leanne,
Please consider the transfer of William Piatt Memorial #16470082 to my account #47154391.
I have family links and information for his
memorial site. Thank-you for all of your fine work!
Regards,
Terry W.
Added by Terry W. on Aug 14, 2014 10:26 AM
Janice Peay
John Zimmerman
The photo attached to John Zimmerman 30948448
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30948448 is the wrong headstone. The photo is of a John Zimmerman who died at 34, and the memorial is for John Zimmerman, aged 68.

Janice Peay
Added by Janice Peay on Jul 31, 2014 11:13 PM
jeanie bostian
Pearl Osman Renn memorial
If you could please remove the Sign or entrance photo to the Memorial Gardens Northumberland PA for Pearl Osman Renn I could put up another photo with her in she. I am her great niece and knew her well. Thank you
Added by jeanie bostian on Jul 19, 2014 1:59 PM
Darryl P Van Rijn f/k/a D. P. Jansen
JOHN SCOTT
DEDICATION TO Anna Caroline Jennings IS THE PROUD SPONSOR :) **sorry**
Added by Darryl P Van Rijn f/k/a D... on Jul 13, 2014 4:13 PM
Darryl P Van Rijn f/k/a D. P. Jansen
John Scott "Nicky Hammerhead" Pallotta
PROUD SPONSOR :)
Added by Darryl P Van Rijn f/k/a D... on Jul 13, 2014 4:09 PM
LeBookLuver
Memorial Transfer
Thank you so much for transferring my great aunt, Leona C. McCloskey's memorial to me. A sincere thank you for your work in adding memorials to F-A-G. Because of your kindness and generosity I was able to locate and visit Aunt Leona's gravesite. Your work is much appreciated. Bless you!
Added by LeBookLuver on May 21, 2014 9:02 AM
Bob Buchanan
Mary Keefer
I am tracing my brother-in-law's family (he is a McGinnes). His 2G-grandmother was Mary Keefer who was married to J. McGinness and who together had a son named James McGinnes b.14 April 1838. He lived in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, when he joined the Army in 1861. I noticed that one of the grave stones you have found is for a Mary Keefer who could possibly be that Mary. I would greatly appreciate any information, or leads you might have.

Bob Buchanan
Added by Bob Buchanan on May 02, 2014 3:11 PM
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