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Kathleen Pfeiffer (#47358220)
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I am a first generation Texan but an 8th generation Pennsylvanian and a 5th generation New Jerseyan. I rely on the kindness of Find A Grave volunteers to fill in the pieces of the patchwork of my family tree from long ago. I try to follow the advice of my first cousin twice removed, Marianne nee Eder, who wrote to my Grandmother on Jan. 12, 1989 about her family history search and said "But you do have to be careful-you can become very boring if you don't choose the right person to speak with". I am quite sure that I am very boring!
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Neil D Scheidt
RE: Dewald Bieber
I now added the source to his memorial.
Added by Neil D Scheidt on Sep 22, 2013 5:36 PM
RE: Henry & Edward Goerken @ Holy Selpuchre
You're very welcome again. Yes you may use them in your family tree, but if you post them in an online family tree such as, please credit them to Robert J. Lenahan, Jr.

Did you see I redid some of the Goken pages with photos taken on a sunny day? They are much nicer than the first ones. I'll redo the other pages soon too.
Added by Roibeard53 on Nov 18, 2012 7:12 PM
RE: Henry Goerken at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
No you didn't go overboard at all. Well, a big ole Texas steak dinner does sound pretty good, but the enthusiastic thank you was more than enough thanks for taking some pictures.

This cemetery is out of my usual area but I noticed one day that someone said the cemetery wouldn't let anyone take pictures there. That was just not right so I started going there regularly (and quietly) and have filled over 100 requests there over the past 3 months. THe requests with grave locations began running out so I had to start sending people messages asking them to get that info so I could get their requests done. There are so many requests that will never be fulfilled just because the person making the request hasn't called the office to find out where the grave is located. It has been very rewarding filling requests that many people might have given up on because of that cemetery's policy against taking photos.

As to the other sides of the monument, there was nothing on either one. However, there is a foot stone with the name "E. E. Regad" on it on the lower right corner of the plot. There is no name for this person inscribed on the monument; however, the foot stone is identical to the Goken stones, so I assume someone by that name is buried in that plot. Does it sound familiar to you? Perhaps you can contact the cemetery and get more info from them.

It is surprising the cemetery didn't mention Francis. I thought maybe he isn't buried there, even though his name is on the monument, but the foot stone for "F. G. Goken" would indicate that that is where his grave is.

And you might have more research on your hands with the other plot. Perhaps you are related to the Geiger family as well. One foot stone there has the names Edward Goeken and Sylvia Goeken Geiger on the same plaque. It made me wonder if Sylvia is Edward's daughter who married a Geiger.

Take care.

Added by Roibeard53 on Oct 10, 2012 10:50 PM
RE: Henry Goerken at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
That was some 'thank you.' You're very welcome for the photos. The Goeken (Edward, Francis and Sylvia) plot has some pretty unique looking markers. DO you know if Sylvia was Edward's daughter? Both their names are on a single plaque on a stone.
Added by Roibeard53 on Oct 08, 2012 9:08 PM
RE: Henry Goerken at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
The three Goekens are done. As you can see from the monument, the names were done in true German style, with the umlaut over the "o" rather than the Americanized "oe".

YOu can make requests for Pierre Coste and Francis Goken if you like. I have photos for them also.

Across the road from the Goken plot is a plot for the Geiger-Goeken-Sanders family. Note the difference in spelling of Goeken in this plot.

In that plot are Edward A. Goeken (1859-1888); Francis G. Goeken (1885-1909) and Sylvia Goeken Geiger (no dates for her).

Are they related to the Gokens? You can make memorials and requests for them too if you like.

Hope you enjoy the photos.
Added by Roibeard53 on Oct 08, 2012 1:54 PM
RE: Henry Goerken at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
I'll take the shots like you asked if I can. You can make memorials for Catherine and Josephine and make the usual requests for photos. I'll put individual shots on each page and a group shot on each page as well. I don't expect any problems taking photos there.
Added by Roibeard53 on Oct 04, 2012 10:02 PM
Henry Goerken at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
You have a request for a photo of Henry's grave at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. If you could call the office and get the exact plot location (Section, Lot, Grave) and let me know, I will get the photo for you.
Added by Roibeard53 on Oct 02, 2012 11:03 PM
Deborah Bench
RE: James Kaufman

It's my pleasure.

Added by Deborah Bench on Oct 28, 2010 2:08 PM
Henry Goeken Sr
Hi, I found the info in the Gettysburg Times newspaper. I have entered the full article on his memorial and I will transfer ownership to you. Sorry, I don't have any info on the wives.
Added by Max on Oct 21, 2010 9:20 PM
Scott Keuper
RE: Goeken Picture
You're very welcome. Good luck in your research!
Added by Scott Keuper on Oct 21, 2010 6:56 PM
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