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Big Ern (#46620889)
 member for 10 years, 7 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since 2001. I have added both family and non family members. Any additions or corrections are greatly appreciated. I have also added people that had both positive and negative contributions to society as well as some that were just caught up in events that they couldn't control. I feel we can learn from their mistakes as well as their accomplishments. Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.- George Santayana

I like to do corrections so send me what you have, preferably using the edit tab located on the upper right hand corner of each memorial. I want the memorials to be as complete as possible. Due to time constraints I don't always reply but I will do them within the 30 day period.

Note: As of 2/23/14 I should be all caught up with corrections. Please resubmit any that I may have missed updating the memorial.
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BRILL Family of Phila. Pa
Hi BigErn,

TY for taking the time to create these wonderful memorials! I appreciate the openness about mistakes here. It's so easy to slip 1 finger and get the date wrong!!

Anyway....John George Brill is my aunts fathers family. I've been doing her families research for the last year and a 1/2. I have other children, photo's from her and other grandchildren of John G.'s that I'd like to connect to him as soon as I find them all. Would it be easier to send the info to you or would a transfer be best? I'm still new at this so I'm a bit worried about walking on other people hard work! I've only done about 40-50 of these and I need a vacation!! It's stressful trying to get everyone connected correctly....especially when so many have the same names!!

Anyway, TY for all you do here! Every little bit helps someone somewhere! Looking forwad to hearing from you!

Angie Higgins
Added by angiek on Jan 22, 2015 5:55 PM
Fair Hill
Thanks the information--won't add it to Fair Hill!
Added by JoyceH on Dec 14, 2014 3:12 PM
Frank Russo
Joseph Russo

I know it has been a while, but I was hoping to ask a favor of you. Is there any way you could make a copy of my grandfather, Joseph Russo's death certificate? I need it for geneology purposes.

Thanks in advance

Added by Frank Russo on Dec 07, 2014 6:54 PM
RE: Conrad Miller sponsorships
Hi! So sorry I didn't get back to Find A Grave until now! Get busy but that's no excuse! Thanks for the corrections for Pierson- I'm very happy to add them- goodness knows I know I do not have the correct information. Only JUST found who all these people were after so, so, so many years of searching, wonderful!! There was a lovely woman my father remembered, Becky Miller Feyne, he didn't even know was his graunt! His grandmother Sadie Knarr was a little... odd. :)Her mother was Maria Annie... I'd had a notion she must have been a twin because the names were so, so similar, of course I see now they were not.

Anything I have wrong please do feel free to correct, no ego here- I've just been thrilled to find who on earth my grgrgrndmother was finally. She died when Sadie was a baby, her father when she was 10, in the soldier's home in Erie, vet of the 6th US Cav, then 50th PA Inf.

I'll get batter about being here, promise! :) And thanks so much again.
Added by Annie on Dec 07, 2014 12:15 PM
Shirley Wadell
Alberta Daniels Withrow #4586751
Hi. I noticed that Alberta Daniels Withrow has passed on. I'm so sorry about your loss. I do have one question -- how can I make changes to the Findagrave postings she created for Old Wingo Cemetery? I am updating the burial listing for that cemetery and I wanted to add information for the individuals who are buried in that particular cemetery and listed on Findagrave for Old Wingo Cemetery. I'd appreciate any help!!
Thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Dec 04, 2014 6:41 PM
J. Benjamin Chrismond
Thank you for sponsoring Amy Jarret's memorial.
Added by J. Benjamin Chrismond on Nov 25, 2014 7:20 PM
Ty, I have learned a lot
I appreciate the help & he transfer.
Added by Wenakm on Nov 19, 2014 10:13 AM
RE: Conrad Miller sponsorships
Oh my goodness, you are welcome. So glad to meet you, how nice. We have now known for very long- it's a very long story. Conrad and Pierson ( who we also never heard of ) are buried next to our plot at Union, never thought he was ' ours'. Longest story ever. My 3xgrandfather, wish there were more photos of he entire family! If you do not mind, which of his children is your grgrandparent?

Our part in the story is fairly sad- a year old, orphaned baby, a Civil War cavalry vet and a mother with TB. It's taken me a good 20 years to find the Millers, some were under my nose all along. :)
Added by Annie on Oct 18, 2014 10:57 AM
Mary Bastle
Thank you so much for the sponsorship. Your generosity is so refreshing around here.
Added by bill on Oct 16, 2014 6:57 PM
Margo Reasner
RE: William Zuber
Sounds good to me... I just wanted to make sure you were happy with that photo on your memorial... :)
Added by Margo Reasner on Oct 10, 2014 5:49 PM
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