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Kathi Wertman (#47339668)
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Bio Photo Hello!

I am always looking for anyone with ancestors in the 7th Pa Cavalry during the Civil War.
I will gladly do searches and picture requests in upper Northumberland, Union, Montour and parts of Lycoming county. I have access to transcriptions of church records for St John's Lutheran Church and the Lutheran church in McEwensville.

I am back to work full time and my time is limited, but my brother helps me with cemetery look ups!

I have just finished transcribing the Watsontown cemetery and am working to make sure all veterans there have a marker. With a son who was in the Marines and his wife who was in the Navy, plus many family members who have served in some capacity, I have the utmost respect for our veterans. I believe it is necessary to honor those that have given so much!

I will also gladly transfer management of memorials to relatives requesting them.

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gisele kurtz mitchell
RE: Watsontown Cemetery
WOW!!...That was quite an undertaking...thanks for the heads up about the book, I will have to get one. I used to go to Milton when I was little, last time I was there with Family was 1982. My great aunt & uncle, Lura & cecil Jones lived there. We would go to the cemetery to pay our respect to Family....I got soooo into this Genealogy business, & decided I would make the trip for a small family reunion in Lewisburg & at the same time visit some cemeteries. I basically "ran" around photographing all the names that I thought/knew where in my tree. I took over 1100 photos between Watsontown, Milton, Harmony, Follmer Lutheran church, Auten Cemetery, Pine Grove in Berwick, & 2 others. I could have spent more time, but I had to get home...WORK! :( Deep family roots in Northumberland county. I spoke to Larry Hill yesterday about his Milton Website. Nice guy. Well, I gotta get back to the photos...very time consuming, as you well know. I try not to be a pest with the corrections!...thanks, G
Added by gisele kurtz mitchell on Jun 15, 2015 1:53 PM
gisele kurtz mitchell
Watsontown Cemetery
Hi, I just wanted to let you know I have been adding photos to the cemetery. You may want to go back & check your well as the WERTMANs added a lot of photos for them! G
Added by gisele kurtz mitchell on Jun 14, 2015 4:49 PM
Larry Hill
Hi Kathi - thanks for linking. No, I am not related, but have been researching the Rhoads families from Milton for the past few days. I am having a rough time with the family of Major Joseph C. Rhoads (b. 1785), who was a pioneer of Milton. Finally pieced together enough leads to identify his first wife, Susannah Straub, but can't seem to find a clue to the identity of his second wife, who was the mother of his kids. She died sometime between 1837 and 1850, so there are no census records for her. I have put my findings on my Milton History web site so you can review them if you like.

If you have any bits of information that might help, and wouldn't mind sharing, maybe we can work together on building the Rhoads family's history.

Also, if you visit the Milton site, you can contact me directly if you like, so we don't have to go through F-A-G.

Larry Hill
Added by Larry Hill on Feb 17, 2015 6:57 AM
Larry Hill
Hi Kathi - please link John McKinley Rhoads #69851677 with his wife Jennie M. (Stoughton) Rhoads #69851687, and add her maiden name. Thanks!

Larry Hill
Added by Larry Hill on Feb 16, 2015 11:18 AM
gisele kurtz mitchell
Hoffa- Follmer cemetery
Hi, I was wondering if you still had access to the photo you added to 50920576 Cyrus Hoffa, in Follmer Lutheran Church Cem. The reason being is that the photo did not get added to his wife listed on the stone Margaret AUTEN Hoffa 50920628, & their child, Franklin E. 136912296, that I just added. Discovered this while researching AUTEN....if you can & could add it to them, that would be great. Thanks,, My dad was born in Watsontown, KURTZ & Autens....Milton, pottsgrove, limestone, basically Northumberland county!...Love Milton, McDonalds now stands where one of the family houses stood...Hagg St. (sigh) modern day.... :(
Added by gisele kurtz mitchell on Oct 06, 2014 8:49 PM
David not Daniel
Yes, I meant David not Daniel. Fingers sometimes don't type what I tell them to. I have been to several of the Wertman Family Assoc. reunions and usually get new information each time. I don't find an Andrew Maurer in my tree but will look more. I'll let you know,
Added by MaurerSeeker on Jul 11, 2014 7:34 AM
re: Daniel Dieffenbacher
Hi Kathi,
re Daniel Dieffenbacher, Find A Grave Memorial# 67353525, I believe his DOB should be 19 Nov 1814, not 1844.
Also there seems to be a question about his DOD. Some have 31 Jan 1898 while others have 21 Jun 1898. Perhaps a photo of his tombstone at Stitzel Cemetery, (if any), or the McEwensville church records could straighten this out. Thanks, Earl Maurer, Chicago area.

PS I am a great grandson of Jesse Francis Wertman of Shamokin/Bear Valley area. Any connection?
Added by MaurerSeeker on Jul 10, 2014 7:59 AM
leigh wiethoff
Derr family info
Kathy, Our almost whole family tree info is on, the free version of I have tried to keep it up with all the info I have so far and it has the newer generations also. It is under my name but you could search for a Derr and maybe find more thru that.
Glad to meet you and we will be in touch. As I said, I have photos to scan going back a century or so.
Added by leigh wiethoff on Feb 24, 2014 1:16 PM
leigh wiethoff
Charles Derr relative
Thank you for posting information on Charles and Annie Derr. They were my great-grandparents and I have photos to add when I get them scanned. I have the family tree charts that Charles Derr did. He was a professional and even published a book that is in libraries. I am trying to trace a copy but I have the notes he used. I am the one in our family that does all the research and has the photos and papers. Finding this site is great and I plan to do more searches and submit more info as I have time.
Added by leigh wiethoff on Feb 24, 2014 9:17 AM
K Kelly
martha calhoun
Thanks for your very prompt reply. I am looking for the parents of Esther Caldwell who married Richard Pollock.
Richard was from the Exchange area also, and was born 1791. I have not had much success finding his parents either, though several researchers have him with Samuel Pollock, though he is a bit old.
Thanks for taking the time to look. If you have other business taking you to Warrior Run in the spring, please check it out!
Kathy in Chilly Philly
Added by K Kelly on Dec 30, 2013 9:09 PM
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