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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 Presently trying to start getting all the churches to transcribe their records for better availability as well as historical document preservation techniques.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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jeanie bostian
RE: Pearl Renn
thanks for reply
Added by jeanie bostian on Nov 08, 2014 9:32 AM
Lora Barber
Jacob Ross
Hi, I am researching my family ie the Ross' Where did you get the info on Jacob being wounded at the battle of Saratoga? I am currently working with the DAR and need reference material. Thanks
Lora Barber rickandlorab@netscape.net
Added by Lora Barber on Nov 03, 2014 3:55 PM
Roy Short
Transfer Requests
Hello -

Would you please consider transferring the following ancestors to em?

Peter Reish (#8285296)
Susanna (Schiffler) Reish (#8285304)

They are direct ancestors and I promise to take good care of them.

Thanks for your consideration and for finding these graves in the first place.

Roy Short

#47736571
Added by Roy Short on Oct 31, 2014 5:52 PM
Terry W.
Mary Piatt
Leanne,
Kindly consider the transfer of Mary Piatt:
find-a-grave #16470050 to my account #47154391.
I have family links and biographical information for her memorial site. Thanks again for locating the grave sites of so many Piatt family members.
Regards,
Terry W.
Added by Terry W. on Oct 23, 2014 3:32 AM
S M
Jacobs Cemtery, Line Mounain
Leanne, I noticed you took the main entrance photo for this cemetery. Recently, I saw a grave stone of my ancestor on the wrong memorial. When I inquired to the creator of the memorial questioning it he removed it along with the stone but now says he doesn't know what happened to it. I am wondering if you are the one that had originally took the photo and, if so, if you would post it on my ancestors memorial or let me. She was SARAH (SALOME) YODER who married my DAVID STEIN and they are buried at Jacob's Cemetery, Line Mountain. I have memorial number for her (my memorial) #13151743. the stone would be marked SARAH STEIN as far as I can recall but may have had yoder in the middle of it. Her dates are: b. Sept. 5, 1805 ~ d. June 11, 1882. Can you let me know? Thank you! Sue (SM)
Added by S M on Oct 08, 2014 3:25 PM
Terry W.
THANKS!
Added by Terry W. on Sep 17, 2014 7:12 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
JOHN SCOTT
DEDICATION TO Anna Caroline Jennings IS THE PROUD SPONSOR :) **sorry**
Added by Darryl P. Van Rijn on Jul 13, 2014 4:13 PM
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