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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

They say that life is fleeting; I know that this is true. I left this world so quickly, with no goodbye to you. I know how much you miss me, your tears fall ever light. The pillow where you lay your head, Is wet with them at night. I know your heart is hurting, the words we left, unsaid. I love you's left unspoken are spinning in your head. The strength that I have carried, that served to make you whole, remains to make you stronger, within your grieving soul. For you see, while you were weeping on the day I passed away, at the gravesite near the flowers where my loved ones knelt to pray. An angel came to see me, she took me by the hand, she led me to a kingdom in a very distant land. As I look down from the heaven, and see you standing there, your heart so ever burdened with more weight than it can bear. I long to bring you comfort, I long to give you peace, I long to hold you closely, cause all your tears to cease. The joy I've found in heaven goes far beyond compare. The love that's so elusive, can be found here everywhere. The light is softly shining, there's no storm clouds here or rain. There's no teardrops found in heaven, there's no suffering, there's no pain. You needn't be so troubled, Stay close to God and pray that someday we'll be together, one bright and glorious day. So my love, you shouldn't question my dear you need not cry I've gone to be with Jesus I really didn't die.

Written by: Marilyn Ferguson
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RE: Pet Haven Cemetery in Georgia
I've been following what seems logical given the rules for human memorials.

I'm sure you've seen the following in the FAQ, but in case you haven't:

Can I add a memorial for my pet?
Yes, when we say we want to list the burial locations of everyone, we're not kidding. Pets are an important part of many of our lives and their deaths can be a great loss.
You may want to use your family's last name as the pet's last name, to make it easier to find the memorial at a later date.
If the pet is buried in a pet cemetery, the memorial is listed as such. In the event that the pet was buried in the backyard or other non-cemetery location, please use the Family and Friends form. Select 'other' for burial, and then during step 2 select 'non cemetery burial' and fill in the detailed information.

It doesn't say anything about what to do if the headstone doesn't mention a family name. Therefore, "unknown".

Best regards.
Added by Tangent on Oct 15, 2014 6:18 PM
Rebecca Lewis
RE: Lewis A. Kohr / Lewis Albert Kohr
Hi, Yes, Lewis Albert Kohr was my great-grandfather. His daughter, Kathleen, was my grandmother. I was just putting them all together. Bruce Kohr was one of Kathleen's brothers. His mother, Sarah Moul died not long after he was born. Sarah was the mother of all the Kohr children. Lewis married Clara after their mother, Sarah Moul had died and they did not have any children together, though she did raise Bruce since his mother died when he was an infant.

No problem. Thanks.

Added by Rebecca Lewis on Oct 09, 2014 3:03 PM
Debbie Hartman
RE: Duplicates
Laura - I know it's frustrating. I've had to do it myself. I also look for the one that was put on first and I only send you corrections when yours was put on later. It is also frustrating when people have names spelled differently and create duplicates. Good luck! Debbie
Added by Debbie Hartman on Oct 06, 2014 5:28 AM
Kathleen Bond
RE: Peter Wildasin 1772-1819
Thanks for taking care of the marker for Peter. After further research, found that the marker should be attached to Peter's father, Samuel Wildasin (1730-1801). He is also buried at Wildasin Meeting House Cemetery. I found a document from the York County Veterans' Grave Registration that shows the marker was meant for him. Still trying to track down in what capacity he served during the war.
Thanks again,
Kathleen Bond
Added by Kathleen Bond on Oct 05, 2014 6:00 PM
Kathleen Bond
Peter Wildasin 1772-1819
You posted a photo to Peter Wildasin showing a Revolutionary War Patriot designation. Don't think that would be possible unless he fought as a child. Could it be that the marker was for another person buried close by? Know that most of the markers are not exactly in the best of condition and have possibly fallen over or been moved.

Thanks for any information you may have concerning Peter.

Kathleen Bond
Added by Kathleen Bond on Oct 04, 2014 2:17 PM
Glenn Warner
Hi, Laura, no problem on the memorial I have done the same thing myself, thanks again, Glenn
Added by Glenn Warner on Sep 23, 2014 5:54 PM
RE: Pets
I read about putting in the type of animal in the forums...and it makes sense to me, because what is the point of adding something not searchable? And for famous animals putting the name in the last name makes total sense to me. Have a wonderful day!
Added by yentnawildrose on Sep 20, 2014 12:28 PM
LoRetta Hughes
RE: Jeremiah D. Small # 19584755
Thank You for posting the newspaper article of his tragic death....He is of my family...& I do
want to keep his least at this time.
Added by LoRetta Hughes on Aug 26, 2014 7:27 PM
Melvin L. Halterman
RE: Virginia Sites Memorial# 81773310
Good Morning Laura,

I'm sorry I didn't notice the installation date. I totally agree with you.

You should get in touch with the other contributor, remind them of the posting rule and request them to remove theirs.

Added by Melvin L. Halterman on Aug 26, 2014 6:56 AM
Melissa Anderson
Andrew Topper
Thank you for updating and keeping all of these records. Andrew Topper was my great (x5) grandfather too. I guess that means we're cousins! The only other information I have about him is that he was a Captain in the Revolutionary War.
Added by Melissa Anderson on Aug 03, 2014 11:32 PM
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