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Leanne Keefer Bechdel (#46601597)
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I found a photo of a relative on Find A Grave, can I use it?
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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 Presently trying to start getting all the churches to transcribe their records for better availability as well as historical document preservation techniques.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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Linda Rhoadarmer
Robert McClay Chambers
Robert Chambers, 82872417 vs Ben Chambers, 10557491. They are two different individuals. Robert's parents are buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery so was hoping Robert was there also. Ben is in the Mifflinburg Cemetery. My request has been in the holding stage since 2012 with several problems. Linda
Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Jul 17, 2015 9:32 PM
M. Smith
Bechdel descendant
I am a Bechdel decendant of both Christian Bechdel II and David Bechdel. They are each my 4th great-grandfathers. Christian Bechdel III and his wife Lydia Bechdel are my 3rd great-grandparents. My grandparents, Wm. Francis Smith and Ethel May Stevenson Smith lived in the Bechdel homestead in Blanchard on Marsh Creek and I spent many a summer in that house growing up. That house was recently sold, and the property the Bechdel Cemetery is on lies behind my remaining family descendants garage. Unfortunately this remaining family property owner has just passed away very unexpectedly and that property will eventually also be for sale. I do not know the fate of the cemetery; however there still remains Bechdel descendants on an adjacent property.
Now to the DeHaas descendants, of which my grandmother Ethel May Stevenson is a descendant. Her great grandmother was Eleanor Dehaas married to Thomas Stevenson (Stephenson) in central Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. My sister and I are the remaining descendants of our generation for this immediate family.
Added by M. Smith on Jun 28, 2015 7:08 PM
glad I could help
so glad I could help you out :}

chuck dkerns_99
Added by dkerns_99 on Apr 13, 2015 6:21 PM
r s
David Billman
Date of death was actually 11/25/14 obituary is incorrect.
Added by r s on Mar 31, 2015 2:29 PM
r s
David Billman
Added by r s on Mar 31, 2015 2:28 PM
Marie Post
Anna Wiles Hiney
Bradford County Farm Cemetery
my husbands Aunt Edna Watson did a book on the Barrett Family Anna Wiles Hiney she has
William & Mary Barrett Wiles as her Parents.
She has her Born 1810 Died May 27,1891 age 78 Years. she would of been my husbands 3rd Great Grandmother also. she got her dates from The administration Records of the county Home.
Marie Post
Added by Marie Post on Mar 13, 2015 7:17 PM
Gwen and Bob
RE: Forest Hill photos
Thank you very much! My main family lines are Warburton, Little, and Armes, from Lycoming and Sullivan Counties. I live in State College, and there are lots of Bechdels in this area. Thanks again, Gwen
Added by Gwen and Bob on Mar 05, 2015 11:52 AM
Gwen and Bob
Permission to use photo
Hello Leanne,
May I have permission to use one of your photos of Forest Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery on my family tree, with attribution to you and to Find a Grave? Thank you very much for your consideration! Gwen
Added by Gwen and Bob on Mar 05, 2015 10:03 AM
Linda Rhoadarmer
Robert Chambers - FAG 82872417
I had made a photo request and you said that the photo could not be taken. Was it because he is not in that cemetery? I am confused. Is there such a cemetery as the Presbyterian Church Cemetery? Is the Mifflinburg cemetery the only cemetery in Mifflinburg; the old part which is near the church and the newer section? Do I have all the Chambers I had done in the wrong named cemetery? Linda
Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Mar 01, 2015 5:15 PM
Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg
Saw your pictures on Find A Grave of Oak Hill. I am looking for Lefflers there and didn't find ones reported as buried there on their death certificates. Do you know if there is a listing of cemeteries in Dauphin (and Northumberland) somewhere else besides Find A Grave. I do well in Schuylkill, but not these others. I don't expect you to do and searching (at least not today from what I hear on the news!). I need someone from that area that I can ask where to find info that is not or Find A Grave. I hope to come that way this summer, even if I have to come alone - been putting off too many years.
From your bio it looks like you lead a full life. Sounds like fun.
Added by LefflerResearcher on Feb 02, 2015 2:34 PM
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