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Laura Kessler Hershey (#47639879)
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Bio Photo If anyone has anything to add to a memorial I've made PLEASE let me know and I will be glad to add the information! I Love to link their parents to each memorial or have their obituary to add.
I'm interested about who my ancestors were and how they may have influenced who I am today. I am also researching my husbands ancestors and am learning as much as I can to pass on to our daughter. It's also fascinating to learn about the many different church backgrounds they all have had. Still searching in PA!!

I found this through a friend:
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Written by:
Walter Butler Palmer

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Debbe Keagy Fry
Keagy Cemetery
Hi Laura,

Thanks for the directions you gave to me to help me locate the Keagy cemetery. I also found the house that belonged to Joseph and Isabella Keagy, my great-great grandparents. That visit this summer has started me on a long journey to find both my and my husbands' relatives.

Added by Debbe Keagy Fry on Sep 30, 2016 7:09 PM
Carol (Schlueter) Long
RE: Margaret Klunk
Thank you Laura.
Added by Carol (Schlueter) Long on Sep 26, 2016 10:36 AM
Allen W.
RE: welsh/ St.Matthews evangelical lutheran church
Hello Laura;
I am sorrow, I just ran across your reply
about the St. Mathiews cem in Hanover, Pa.
I will be in Hanover, Pa. around Oct.7,or
WE have been to Hanover about Twenty Times.
No one could tell Me much about the cem.
I was told recently that there is some at
The Adams County Historical So. in Gettysburg
Thank You;
Is there a Phone # we can reach you?
Added by Allen W. on Sep 23, 2016 3:25 PM
M. Aumen
RE: Agnes Aumen
Thank you for your help and kind words Laura! I was able to shortly stop by a couple cemeteries in Adams county a couple weeks ago while on a brief trip visiting family. Nice to see these places in person, and a little odd but very nice being able to recognize many of the stones I have only ever seen pictures of. I will send over a copy of Agnes Aumen's obituary too as soon as I am able. Matt
Added by M. Aumen on Sep 18, 2016 11:53 AM
Danielle Hyser
RE: Thank you
I'm the same way I've been just as obsessed trying to piece together this crazy family tree! That's so cool to find another person coming from Ervin's line.
Paul and Anna had Richard Senior Hyser, Carrie Hyser (Died as an infant 1927-1928), David Hyser, Clarence Hyser, Irving Hyser, Ruth Hyser.
All of them are now deceased EXCEPT for Clarence who is still living. Clarence may be living in Carlisle or Mechanicsburg.
Paul Ervin Jr is in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hanover and all the rest of them should be in Hanover as well because almost all of them lived and died in Hanover. They may also be in TaneyTown, Maryland there's a few that lived out there at one point.
Richard Senior Hyser was not buried he was cremated and scattered in West Virginia when he passed in 2005! Probably the only person not to be buried in Hanover or Perry County from our side haha.
Added by Danielle Hyser on Sep 01, 2016 4:07 PM
Danielle Hyser
Thank you
Just wanted to say thank you for your contributions on the Hyser lines! I've just recently started putting together our family tree (Richard Hyser Senior is my grandfather, Paul E Hyser's son) and this has been so amazing to see the photos and such on the family's pages! :)
Added by Danielle Hyser on Aug 31, 2016 8:03 PM
Rich Kreiss
RE: Phyllis N. PRATLEY
No problem. Thanks for taking care of it, Laura!
Added by Rich Kreiss on Aug 31, 2016 11:07 AM
Sheila (Horn) Strickler
RE: Alice Breighner
Glad to help. It is a large old cemetery. Have been there two days and plan on finishing going through all the stones tomorrow. If I have added any new ones that you would like transferred, just send me list.
Added by Sheila (Horn) Strickler on Aug 26, 2016 3:14 PM
Anna Carr headstone
Hello and thank you for posting a picture of Anna Carr's headstone. A cemetery employee sent me a picture and I forgot to delete the request. Would you mind removing the duplicate copy? Thanks again.

Added by floppyslater on Aug 24, 2016 5:59 AM
Dave B
William Lezenby
Thanks for the Photo.
Added by Dave B on Aug 24, 2016 5:16 AM
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