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Robert David Miller (#47262294)
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Bio Photo Live in Mount Carmel,Pennsylvania. Trying to find other family members of Harold Siebert Miller(father),John Siebert Miller(Gf),William Miller(Ggf)Lafayette Derr(MGgf),Israel Derr(MGGgf),John William Boyer(MGf), Joseph Boyer(MGGf). Also related to the Weikels, Kerstetters and Updegrove(sp?)

As for changing incorrect information, I am happy to do so. I am also willing to transfer any of my memorial, for I am running out of time.

PLEASE feel free to visit my "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" Virtual Cemeteries anytime and leave them a Token and Note. These children & adults are lost in time because they have no headstone to tell us where they are buried in a cemetery or even on a family plot. My own twin brother and sister, Daniel & Nancy Miller, are a part of this group. So is my Maternal Great Grandmother. Records usually don't help, they simply say yes, they're buried here, but where, we don't exactly know. Just remember, you may be the only other person beside myself to visit a "Lost Little Angel" or "Lost Angel". Some of these lost children may not even have a living ancestor,"PLEASE VISIT THEM". Thank You from the bottom of My Heart.

For those memorials that have the phrase "Date obituary appeared in the paper," the paper I am referring to is one of the following from Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States:

The Weekly Item
The Semi-Weekly Item
The Mount Carmel Item (their daily paper)
The Daily News

The obituary you seek, will be somewhere in one of these Mount Carmel papers, depending on what date they were published. Do not be disappointed if the obituary has very little information written in it, some were very short in content and some only mentioned the name. Reporters constantly spelled names "phonetically", which can change the actual spelling of a persons' name very dramatically, so be very aware of this fact. I tried my very best not to make mistakes but sometimes, I had little information to work with. I may have placed someone in the wrong cemetery, spelled the name incorrectly, connected two family members together who were not husband & wife and things like that. For this, I am truly sorry, I'm only human and humans make mistakes.

UPDATE: September 16th,2015.
It is with a very heavy heart, that I must write the following. For 12 years, I read 104 years of local newspaper so that I could make a personal obituary database. I have also now walked through 14 different cemeteries in the local Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania area and completely photographed every headstone I could find in each cemetery. I have taken over 40,000 photos and used them on my own memorials and placed them on other memorials as well. I have also uploaded thousands of "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" memorials for those individuals who have no headstone to tell us where they are buried.

In my attempt to help mankind, I began to upload my personal database of over 50,000 names. This is when I ran into a problem, for which I asked Find-a-grave for advice on how to solve it. I have received an answer and I will abide by that decision. In principal, I agree with the advice but I feel they have left mankind down. You see, while using my obituary database as my guide for making a memorial, I hit a snag. Thousands of the obituaries did not include a burial site and there in lies the problem.

I found a solution I thought. There is a link I used that states "Unknown Burial" and it seemed to solve my problem. I began to use it but then it was disabled for "excessive use" and this is when I contacted Find-a-grave. I can no longer us it, which is why I'm writing this to you, my fellow genealogist, to forewarn you of a major problem you will face.

I am running out of time to upload my entire database and I just wanted to tell you this fact. There will probably be over 5000 names of people, mostly from the Mount Carmel area, that will not be posted onto this site because of the lack of a burial site to place them. For this, I am truly sorry. So if you can not find an ancestor, they very well may be one of the thousands I could not upload. I will probably be unable to finish uploading my database as well, before my time to work on it runs out, please forgive me.

So I leave you with this final question, whether it's right or wrong to ask. If you were searching for a family member and could not find them, which of these two scenarios would you choose? Would you want the information about the person posted, even tho they may be buried in the wrong cemetery on the memorial? Or would you want the information not posted at all, so that you never find your relative? Interesting question I believe, tell me what you think.
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John J. Rynkiewicz
Joseph E. Rynkiewicz memorial

Thanks for the update andphotos. I made the change to Joe's memorial and cemetery. Seems as he is the only one from the family buried there!

John J. Rynkiewicz (
Added by John J. Rynkiewicz on Feb 06, 2016 8:53 AM
Lisa Rumberger
Grace Rumberger grave photo
I just wanted to say thank you for posting the picture of my mother, Grace Rumberger's grave.
It's appreciated more than I can express.

Lisa Rumberger
Added by Lisa Rumberger on Feb 03, 2016 5:40 PM
Linda Nolan Hearn
Thank you
As usual , thank you so much for doing a photo request for me .
Added by Linda Nolan Hearn on Feb 01, 2016 12:19 PM
Michael Barycki
RE: I transferred

Thank you for all your effort on this. I see that my grandparents are transferred over to me but I do not see where I can add my father as one of their children.

Can I create a partially filled out bio for my father to link to this and then you can add the picture if you have one? Or would that make it harder for you?

Added by Michael Barycki on Jan 25, 2016 1:29 PM
Marion McMurrin
Mrs. John Snyder lost angel found
Her name is Louise HAAK Snyder. She was born abt. 1856 in PA. married John Snyder son of Lewis Snyder/Schneider...she had at least 7 children and died young from diabetes. I have lived on the west coast most of my life and came to visit in Pa. Several times and each time searched for her gravesite and my grandfathers. My last visit was in 2008 and at that time I was able to locate my great grandfathers plot with his Civil War marker but realized there was a space between graves with unanswered questions as to who was buried there. Without your work I would not have been able to locate her...Thank you seems so small compared to the gift you have given me today...If you have any more info would you please contact me at my email address. I would love a copy of anything you can send me. Thank you again for caring.
Added by Marion McMurrin on Jan 14, 2016 11:21 PM
Debbie Sweat
RE: You
I'm glad you have someone to take over all your work. Bless you for all you have done and for all that will be done because of your efforts.
Added by Debbie Sweat on Jan 14, 2016 6:44 PM
Debbie Sweat
I just wanted to offer you my personal thanks for your work on the "Lost Angels". I do believe that I found a link to a family member for one of your angels. I am very saddened that you won't be able to continue the work.

Do you suppose that if enough users of Find-A-Grave requested that you be able to continue your great work, that they (Find-A-Grave) might have a change of heart? It might be worth forwarding this and all other related emails to them.

Again, thank you so much. I think you have help solve a 30 year search for a relative.


Added by Debbie Sweat on Jan 14, 2016 11:12 AM
RE: Sent transfer anyway.
Appreciate that...thought maybe I had a solution of sorts to your dilemma. You've done this site a great service. If it helps one person it's worth it, right? A Very Happy Healthy New Year to you and your's sir! Thank you.
Added by J.G.B. on Jan 12, 2016 2:42 PM
Pat Dwyer
John Hickey
Thank you for posting this burial information. I added some family link to the memorial.

I'm sorry there's no solution to your unknown burial problem.

Maybe there's a way to upload all of that to Ancestry?

Pat Dwyer
Added by Pat Dwyer on Jan 07, 2016 6:45 PM
I am so deeply saddened to see you go. You will always have a special place in my heart for all the souls you have cared for. I sure you have masses of souls watching over you. May God bless you in all you do. You will be missed.
Added by Debbie on Jan 07, 2016 2:45 PM
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