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John Dodd (#31666969)
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You are encouraged to use any photo that I have taken of people, tombstones, or cemeteries for your family trees, or whatever. To me posting to this very free site is an indication to the freedom to view or use. If I didn't want to share, this is the LAST PLACE I would post to.

If you have NOT had a response from an email sent, PLEASE try again. I know that I have lost several emails sent to help me make corrections.

I am interested in recording family, family friends and the families that made up Rhodes IA. Most of my entries are involved with Rhodes, IA. A community of people deeply connected to my family on both sides. If they aren't blood relatives, then they were people involved in the daily living of my family.

I am currently working with the Davenport neighborhood called the Gold Coast. I am placing people who have made homes in our houses.
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Melissa Smith
RE: Anna E Dean, Mem# 19676740
We have recently found MANY covered over and moved stones in this cemetary. 2 that have been covered over for at least 6 decades. The stone next your Anna Dean request has been found to be moved and redone due to a pine tree. Anna Dean maybe be under the tree I showed you. In fact I believe she is. They are finding unmarked Graves alot.
Just wanted u to know.
Added by Melissa Smith on Aug 26, 2016 9:27 PM
Lisa Miller
Albert J Knoll - Memorial# 67776089
You had requested a photo, but this appears to be the wrong name and wrong cemetery for this person. I believe his name was Alfred J Knoll and is buried at Highland Memory Gardens in Des Moines Iowa.
Added by Lisa Miller on Aug 23, 2016 6:42 AM
Melissa Smith
RE: Anna E Dean, Mem# 19676740
Ok, wonder if she is really there. Soon I am going to ask for the map of the grounds to compare missing people.
Added by Melissa Smith on Jul 10, 2016 3:14 PM
Julius Petersen
He is buried next to Jean Petersen. I posted photos to her memorial as well. James
Added by Romper90069 on May 23, 2016 7:20 PM
Christine Masterson
RE: FAG Memorial# 132419669
If there are any buildings you want pictures of in Davenport just let me know.
Added by Christine Masterson on Aug 05, 2014 10:13 AM
Kuhns Lineage
Find A Grave Memorial# 32925730 Reuben Kuhns s/o
Henry Kuhns
b. 12 Nov 1782 - Berks Co PA
d. 16 Dec 1849 - Youngstown Unity Westmoreland PA
"History of Westmoreland Co. PA" by Jordan, 1906, Vol. 3, p. 324-325


Christina Elizabeth Shirey
b. 1 Jan 1787 - Berks Co PA
d. Aft 1860 - Youngstown Unity Westmoreland PA
Bap: 8 May 1787 - Oley Hills Church (Salem), Oley, Berks, Pa
Baptism records of Oley Hills Church (Salem), Oley Twp., Berks Co., PA. gives a birth date of 6 Jan 1787 and bapt May 8, 1787
Christina Elisabeth Scheiry daughter of Philip and wife, born January 6, 1787,
baptized May 8, 1787 Sponsor: Christina Becker.
"Ancestral File v4.19," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 January 2012), entry for Elizabeth SHIREY.

Henry Kuhns s/o
Find A Grave Memorial# 77836948
"History of Westmoreland Co. PA" by Jordan, 1906, Vol. 3, p. 324-325
Ancestor #: A067578
Service Source:
PA ARCH 3RD SER, VOL XVIII, PP 175, 186, 187
Service Description:


Find A Grave Memorial# 77837242

Oley Hills Church (Salem), Oley Twp., Berks Co., PA.
Philip Jacob Scheurer son of Hannes and Maria Catharine, born January 29,
1757, baptized February 6, 1757 Sponsors: Jacob Werner and Elizabeth
Barbara, wife of Paul Hammerich.

Philip Scheurer appeared on the census at 1800 Longswamp Twp., Berks Co. PA, 3 males under 10, 3 males 10-16, 1 male 26-45. He was born on 29 January 1757 at Berks Co. PA. He married Anna Elizabeth Keim, daughter of Conrad Keim and Anna Maria (--?--), circa 1780 at Berks county PA. He died circa 1839 at Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA.
Shirey, Philip 1800 by Chris Schultz Germany > Berks Co
According to "Old and New Westmoreland History Book", "the Shirey family came to Westmoreland County in 1810 in the person of Philip Shirey, the great-grandfather of Daniel Charles Shirey the subject of this sketch. This Philip Shirey settled in Unity township with his wife Elizabeth (Keim) Shirey, and they were the parents of the following children: Daniel who
married Susanna Shupe and lived in Pleasant Unity, John who from Westmoreland county went to Ohio and eventually returned to his birthplace in Bucks (Berks) county where his death occured, Abraham who went to Ohio and there passed the remainder of his life, Henry who also removed to Ohio for a time but later returned to Westmoreland Co. where his death occured, Samuel who married Martha Shurrick, and lived and died in Unity twp., Rudolph who married Christina Waugh and lived at Millwood Derry Twp. and was the last survivor of this large family of children, his death occuring at a very advanced age, David who married Martha Aukerman, Esther who married a Nicely, Elizabeth who became the wife of Henry Kuhns and Catharerine who married a Weaver and died in Westmoreland Co."

Philip Shirey was born Jan. 29, 1757 in Berks Co. PA and was the son of Johannes and Maria Clara Shirey of Rockland Twp., Berks Co. PA. Johannes and Maria Clara Shirey had a large family in Rockland Twp. Berks Co. PA of about 14 children who were still living at the time of Johannes Shirey's death around the year 1787. Elizabeth Keim born March 1, 1760 and was the daughter of Conrad and Anna Maria Keim of Oley Twp., Berks Co. PA. Conrad Keim was the son of Johannes Keim one of the first settlers in the Oley region of Berks Co. PA.

Enjoy 8-)
Donald Buncie
Added by mygenpassion on Jan 29, 2012 12:43 AM

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