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Frankie (#47155448)
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Bio Photo I'm researching my family roots and my husbands. Family names include: Sechrist, Maneval, Hughes, Tanner, Boyd, Purvis, Hagar (Hager), Hart, Mahaffey, Knight, Woodward, Newland, Schoffstall, Lebo, Shepley, Erdman, Ochs, Troutman, Scheib, Corsnitz, Nace, Hoke, and many more.

Especially looking in Lycoming, Tioga, Bradford, Dauphin, Northumberland, & Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania.
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Thank you for the photos of David and Lydia Wolf at Rothville United Zion Cemetery.
Added by spedley on Jul 04, 2016 12:28 PM
Isaac Strope
Yes, I think the broken pieces are probably Isaac Strope's tombstone. I am going to attach my photo to his memorial to see if it is the same as you seen. Let me know what you think
Added by LDR on Jul 20, 2015 11:01 AM
Pail Factory dirctions
Coming out of downtown Towanda on Rte 6 about one mile north of the city, turn left on McEwen Rd across from "Steve Shannon" Tire garage and NTC (Northern Tier Counseling). Go a short distance to stop sign, then turn left and follow this road (Sugar Creek Rd) for several miles and Pail Factory will be on your left right along the roadway. A recent event there was to upright the tombstone of Nathaniel Strope, by members of the Strope family!
Added by LDR on Jul 14, 2015 10:26 AM
Forrest & Harriet (Welch) Ashley
Do you know if Forest and Harriet had a son named Welch Ashley?
Do you have all iof the Ashley's listed in this cemetery?
Thank you for the work that you have done and are doing.
Added by Linda on Jun 18, 2015 7:55 PM
Paul Smith
RE: Annie
Hi Frankie,
I don't know if this is important to you, but I think I figured out the confusion about Nancy, Annie, Mary Westheaffer.
I believe Nancy and Annie are the same person, just as you suggested. However it appears that Mary is indeed a different person. The 1870 Census indicated that she was married to Jacob Westheaffer, age 71.
That would make his date of birth 1799. I believe he is the father of Jacob, b. 1826, whose wife was our Nancy/Annie.
He remarried Elizabeth after the death of his first wife, Susan LNU.
Added by Paul Smith on May 26, 2015 6:34 PM
Dee E
Hannah Hagerman
Hi Frankie,
Thanks very much for your message. I don't see a wedding date for Hannah but her maiden name is there (if it's correct). I'd be happy to add the wedding date if you send it! Dee
Added by Dee E on May 22, 2015 5:55 PM
RE: Jacob Leightner
Hi Frankie,

Well as we both know, genealogy is always a work in progress.

You have the name "Margaret" from a death certificate. I have the name "Rebecca Keiffer" listed on Jacob Leightner's death certificate. Goodness only knows what name is the correct one.

Even the various spellings of the surname can be frustrating. I just use what is on the tombstone, but that does not mean I am correct.

The Leightner's seemed to intermarry with my ancestors on a regular basis. I descend from Trine and Minter people, who populated York and Adams County PA, and Carroll County MD. The Leightners I have traced headed off to Michigan, presumably to get free land, but I am only making that assumption. There must have been some friendship between Jacob Leightner and my G-G-Grandfather Emanuel Trine, as I see their names on various land records, and they were also neighbors for a time. Jacob was married to Lydia Trine, the sister to Emanuel.

Other than scant information as to children and marriages, etc. I really know very little, which is why I am searching for the graves. During the past summer I was in Hanover PA at the genealogy library, hoping to find something on George Michael, because I knew he was a veteran of the War of 1812, serving during the battle of North Point. There was nothing. Sadly books were missing, or pages were missing. I'm certain you've dealt with the same thing.

Part of this Leightner clan ended up in Florida, and I have traced them as far as the records allow. My Grandmother (now deceased for 20+ years) had personal recollections of them. My Great Aunt inherited their humble Florida home.

Right now I am sorting through photos hoping to find a portrait of Jacob and Lydia. Bit by bit we'll get this together.

Thanks for your interest. I'll keep you in mind if I discover anything new. I am assuming that you are part of their Leightner family tree.

That is a beautiful dog on your home page!


Added by EddieM on Jan 30, 2015 9:56 AM
Jacob Leightner
Hi Frankie,

Thanks for the link between Jacob Leightner and his father George Michael Leitner. I had been looking for George, but the trail went cold. Do you happen to remember how you located him? My records also indicate that Jacob's mother was Rebecca (Keiffer) Leightner/Leitner. It is my guess that Hester was a second wife. I was out in Mt Zion on an unrelated matter last summer, so now I'll have to head back there.

Thanks again,

Added by EddieM on Jan 29, 2015 7:37 AM
Laura Jean Salisbury Witter
Pechart Transfers
I am transferring them to you. I plan to retake the photo for Mary & David H Pechart since the one I posted has a bad reflection on it. I thought something was better than nothing until I can get back out.
Added by Laura Jean Salisbury Witt... on Jan 15, 2015 5:10 PM
Laura Jean Salisbury Witter
Pechart Edits
If you are a family member of the Pecharts/Hess'/Zinn's, just let me know and I will be happy to transfer those records in Centerville Memorial Park that I created to you. I don't have any relationship to them - I was just taking photos of markers in that cemetery.
Added by Laura Jean Salisbury Witt... on Jan 15, 2015 3:33 PM
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