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Kitty Pherson (#47551295)
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I have been working on my family tree for about 30 years. There are over 12,000 names in it, with the concentration on the names Bittenbender, Brensinger, Gery (or Geary), Rader (or Roeder)and Reichl. My point of reference centers around Berks and Lehigh counties in Pa., although it branches out, mostly in eastern Pa. I have one missing link...Jacob Bittenbender (born in 1815 and died in 1863) who was married to Sarah Wagner. If you ever find his tombstone or record of death PLEASE PLEASE let me know. I also printed a Bittenbender-Gery volume of my notes and it is available at the Schwenkfelder Library in E. Greenville; I hope to get more updated copies available soon. Always open to new or corrected info. Thanks.
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L Weiner
RE: Re. Laura Matilda (Stahl) Reinhard
Thank you Kitty for approving the edits I sent you and for transferring John Bortz to my care. After years of researching my family I have finally gotten to Findagrave to try to update and provide the information I have gathered on my family, so that they can be documented and remembered through their memorials. I appreciate yours, and others, help in this project. I especially appreciate the work that local folks have done in putting these people on Findagrave with their locations and tombstones. Your work is priceless!
Lynda Weiner
Added by L Weiner on Nov 06, 2015 5:12 PM
Ed Stahlnecker
Ortt transfers
Thank you once again, Kitty, for the transfers. You have been a great help. Keep up the great work. It is much appreciated.
Added by Ed Stahlnecker on Nov 03, 2015 9:38 AM
Catherine Mease Brensinger Metz
Catherine was the first wife of Aaron and later married Metz. I found the memorial of her daughter that has suspected her to be the daughter of Aaron: Find A Grave Memorial# 79786329. I will contact the other memorial owner so we can combine the records and delete one of them. Thanks, KimH
Added by KimH on Jul 21, 2015 6:13 AM
RE: James H. Roberts
Kitty, thank you so much. Yes every little bit helps. It takes a lot of searching from all of us to put families together.
Added by MGlazeHart on Jul 10, 2015 8:53 AM
Neil D Scheidt
Isaac Yeakel photo
Thanks so much for the photo of Isaac, I had almost given up on him.
Added by Neil D Scheidt on Jun 21, 2015 8:22 PM
Angel Wilson Gerhart
Regarding Wm Buchert
After enlarging the tombstone, I believe this Wm Buchert was one month 12 days old when he died. So he couldn't be the one you are looking for. I could be wrong... but this is what I can decipher ..
Added by Angel Wilson Gerhart on Jun 15, 2015 7:11 PM
Rob M
Dancin Guy
Naw, he's not your relative. Sorry.
Added by Rob M on May 03, 2015 2:14 PM
J Martin
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery, Whitehall, Lehigh, PA
Hi Kitty,

Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for:
Raymond F Fenstermacher

Much Appreciated. JMartin

Added by J Martin on Apr 26, 2015 4:10 AM
roger shell
RE: George Shell(1811-1890)
There are two separate Goshenhoppen churches. They were cited as separate entities by William Hinke in his translation of records from both in 'A History of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge . . .', 1920.
Both now fall under the UCC denomination. The Old church is just south of Woxall, and the the 'New' one is about 15 miles north, just SW of East Greenville. I believe the New church became more prominent, based on the number of records, relative facility size, etc, but I have not been to the Old church grounds.
Some of the confusion about the whereabouts of Michael Schell's grave may have to do with the membership of a Michael Sholl/Scholl at the Old Church who came from a different lineage.
Only Michael Schell's sons Michael, Jr. and John were documented members of New Gosh., but I have concluded their father was probably buried there since he is referred to in records there, and because was John was his executor.
I don't know who placed the modern centotaph at New Gosh. for Michael and John. I am convinced the dates on it for Michael are inaccurate. John's dates match those from his original tombstone(in German) placed behind the modern stone.
Added by roger shell on Mar 10, 2015 11:29 AM
roger shell
RE: George Shell(1811-1890)
Thanks, Kitty,
Your work may help solve the mystery. Your Peter Schell may be a Jr. or III as I have determined Michael Schell, Jr.(!726-1783) probably had a son Peter b. <1760 who was named after his maternal grandfather Peter Lauer. This Peter Schell and progeny not to be confused with the man from western Berks County of the same name. Our Peter had two brothers: Michael(III) and Jacob. All were apparently born <1760 and lived either in Berks of SW Lehigh County.
I have seen Michael Schell'Sr.'s cenotaph at New Goshenhoppen Ref. Church Cemetery--It's in the old section in front of the original stone for his son John Schell. As far a I know, there is no duplicate stone at the OLD Goshenhoppen Ref. Church, so I don't know why that post still exists.
Added by roger shell on Mar 09, 2015 7:33 AM
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