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Debra A. Felger (#47138953)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo I live in Columbiana County in Northeastern Ohio. Since I started my family history research, I have been amazed at the unknown family members I have found so close to my home. I want to honor them by adding them to this site. Thank you to all who place flowers on their memorials. I am a member of the Columbiana County and Mahoning County Chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Researching: Felger, Naughton, Stanyard, Miller, Bailey, Lind, Lynn/Linn, Sherry, Cranston, Forney, Stallsmith, Hauptmann, Huch, Hull, Stump, VanFossan/VanFossen, Thoman, Summer(s), Baker, Hartje, & Rukenbrod (to name a few).

NOTE: I am working closely with my cousin, Joseph Chaplow, and some of my entries are his family. Preference on transfers will go to him.

PLEASE, if you are going to require documentation for edit changes, provide a means of contact on your profile other than a public message or SAC. I can't post a death certificate or obituary to them. Common sense?

PLEASE DO NOT USE MY PERSONAL PHOTOS. Any other use or republishing of them is not permitted. It is a violation of FindaGrave guidelines. If you have an interest in someone, please email me. However, you may copy any headstone picture I've added for your own family tree use. The exception would be using my photos when creating a duplicated FindaGrave memorial. This is not allowed and is against the guidelines. A notation that I was the photographer would be appreciated, if only to assist others who may want to contact me about family. I've received a lot of help in obtaining family headstone pictures from other researchers and want to pay it forward. Thank you.

Please check the cemetery before you make an entry to avoid duplications. I welcome any corrections to information I have entered. I try to be as accurate as possible, but sometimes receive conflicting information. Please don't be surprised, shocked, or outraged by an error. I'm human. PLEASE use the suggest a correction tab on the individual memorial. Changes won't be made from messages posted on this page. I cannot add children as links if I don't know where they are buried. Amazingly, I've been asked to do this.

I usually transfer out-of-guidelines unless it's someone in my family or the requester does not transfer their own entries in that manner. I will only transfer my family members according to the guidelines. A reminder regarding transfers, please remember...just because you are related to someone doesn't mean someone else isn't. Please see F-A-G guidelines regarding transfers. *"The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." It is not necessary to request a transfer in order to add information or links to family. I can do that.

I ask you to remember that the members of this site are volunteers, both for entries and photo requests. They spend time and money to do this out of a love of the past, to memorialize those who have gone before, and in remembrance of beloved family members. It requires cooperation and teamwork. If you don't like to do these things, I respectfully ask that you choose another hobby.

"Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease."
Author Unknown

I found this on the profile of another contributor: A fellow by the name of Banksey is credited with a quote. What he said goes something like this: You die twice. Once when you stop breathing... and a second time... later on... when your name is said for the last time.

***Please remember this precious child and his family: Camden Fairchild.***

***Please remember this young man, a Fallen Graver, who loved what he did and helped many people: Coady Hatlen. He is missed.***

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

"Do not stand on my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave & cry;
I am not there, I did not die."
~Mary Frye

Scatter me not to the restless winds
Nor toss my ashes to the sea.
Remember now those years gone by
When loving gifts I gave to thee.
Remember now the happy times
The family ties are shared.
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared.
Deny me not one final gift
For all who came to see.
A simple lasting proof that says
I loved and you loved me.
(by D.H.Cramer)
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Messages left for Debra A. Felger (279)[Leave Message]
RE: Paul Jesse Eras
I agree.
Added by sswjr on Oct 09, 2015 5:50 PM
RE: Paul Jesse Eras
As you wish. In my records I prefer to have all the information including name variations. this is because there is frequently information that is available under one name variation and not another. I have many such examples in my files including the names of my paternal grandparents. Not knowing the name variations would have made a great deal of important information unavailable to me.
Added by sswjr on Oct 09, 2015 4:52 PM
RE: Paul Jesse Eras
The source of Paul's middle name is Ohio County Births, 1841-2003 - Trumbull County - Volume 2 Page 323. It also gives his given name as Paulus. Perhaps both names are of German origin. I know that at least one of his parents, perhaps both were born in Germany according to the Federal Census of 1900. I don't recall if it was both parents.
Added by sswjr on Oct 09, 2015 12:13 PM
Janie Elms Matthews
RE: Emmett George Hassler
Thank you for your prompt reply with a link to the database for Ohio deaths. I've printed Emmett's DC for the DAR application, and the prospective member is overjoyed. I wasted countless hours using the family search of DCs when there was an easier way that you showed.
Added by Janie Elms Matthews on Oct 08, 2015 7:06 AM
Drinda Frenzel
Samantha Esterly Schafernocker
Thanks Debbie for your reply. If you ever need more info on her ancestors let me know, I'd be glad to help. Drinda
Added by Drinda Frenzel on Sep 30, 2015 5:26 PM
Drinda Frenzel
our ancestor
Hi Debra,
My 3rd great aunt is Samantha Esterly Schafernocker, listed on the Find a Grave site which you maintain. My main focus is with her sister, Celesta Esterly Macklin Floor, my great great grandmother. I also noticed a Nettie A. Schafernocker Felger on the site. By any chance are we related? Do you have any other photos of Samantha, Celesta or their mother Elizabeth (Eliza) Hahn, who married Moses Esterly? I think an older lady in our family photo may be Elizabeth, but I'm not sure. Thanks for your help. Drinda Frenzel
Added by Drinda Frenzel on Sep 30, 2015 2:35 AM
Patricia O'Neal
Richard Douglas Osborne, Memorial # 80399199
If you're interested, I found his mother, Lillian. Memorial #12605696. Could find very little on ancestry but have updated Richard's memorial. Again, thanks for your info.

Added by Patricia O'Neal on Sep 29, 2015 4:15 PM
Patricia O'Neal
Richard Douglas Osborne, Memorial # 80399199
Have made link with nod to you. Thanks for your fast response.

Added by Patricia O'Neal on Sep 29, 2015 11:46 AM
Patricia O'Neal
Richard Douglas Osborne, Memorial # 80399199
Received your SAC for link to father, Wayne R. Osborne, Memorial 69593326. Is Eva R. Osborne, Memorial #69591496, wife of Wayne, Richard's mother?Are you related to Richard or to this family? Do you have other information that could be added to his memorial? Thanks for this little nugget; I may be able to find further info through ancestry.


Patricia O'Neal
Added by Patricia O'Neal on Sep 29, 2015 11:14 AM
Bonnie Lou Stoner
RE: Donald Lind Winchell
You too! I'm trying to know grandmother's family. She died before I was born. She had lots of siblings and I've been looking for living descendents of them.I don't know if we have much to share except maybe genealogy in general but if I can help you I will and if I think you might know something I'll get in touch. Thanks again and yes very nice to meet you. I've added you to my findagrave friends.
Added by Bonnie Lou Stoner on Sep 26, 2015 1:15 AM
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