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BOKR1958 (#47663853)
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Bio Photo I am a Pennsylvania native whose first immigrant families were among the earliest settlers of Penn's Woods. My first German ancestors were Krefelders, arriving in Philadelphia aboard the Concord in 1683 and other later ships. They were followed by my original Irish ancestors from County Donegal in the mid-1700s. Coincidentally, all of my great-grandparents and grandparents would grow up in the Germantown, West Philadelphia and Frankford sections of the city, some within blocks of each other. My parents grew up on the outskirts, and they raised us in the and then raised us in the Montgomery and Bucks County suburbs.

I am the one who traveled. Serving our nation for 20 years on active duty as an Army officer, and then another decade as a defense contractor, I came home to PA and retired in Lancaster County. Now, I work locally in the renewable energy and sustainability sector, and I am active in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, MOAA, the VFW, and also St Peter's Lutheran Church.

My sons and grandchildren live in Denver, Colorado, and my daughters live here in Lancaster County. My parents and siblings, and their families, live in Bucks, Montgomery and Northampton Counties.

Through the collaborative efforts of many family members, close and distant, in sharing original sources, and ultimately contributing DNA for analysis, we have opened doors we did not know existed. Our efforts continue to chart a fascinating, revealing, surprising, and rewarding journey.

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Billy Walker
Corp. John Rock Memorial# 55503591
Thank you for finding and posting the picture of Corp. John Rock's tombstone in the Lancaster Cemetery. Could you tell if this was an actual grave marker or a cenotaph erected by the family to honor his memory? His military biography says he was killed or taken prisoner in Virginia and never heard from again. The inscription is hard to make out in the photograph. Thank you again for all your effort -and for being a findagrave volunteer, I am very happy to see the tombstone!
Added by Billy Walker on May 29, 2013 12:26 PM
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Daniel Clemmens
Thank you for taking and adding the photo!
Added by Military Mom on May 19, 2013 6:14 PM
Marks Bealler

Thank you for answering my request for a photo of the stone of Marks/Max Bealler. I really appreciate it. It is a shame that the stone has deteriorated so much.
Best Regards from Germany,
Added by bkvf_de on Feb 17, 2013 1:58 AM
Susan Carey
Grave Photos
Thank you so very much for taking the grave photos. I really appreciate it!
Added by Susan Carey on Feb 16, 2013 4:49 PM
Lawrence Wainer
Photo Request Done
Thanks for your timely completion of the photo request for my father's cousin Melvin.
Added by Lawrence Wainer on Dec 28, 2012 6:56 PM
Lawrence Wainer
Photo Request Done
Thanks for your timely completion of the photo request for my Great Uncle Lou!
Added by Lawrence Wainer on Dec 28, 2012 6:53 PM
Richard Clinton Remmey
Thank you for sending the connections to his parents---which I have made.
Added by SleepingDog on Dec 25, 2012 7:12 AM
Sandy Triem
RE: Old Newton Friends Burial Ground
Our emails are crossing - Many thanks for this information. I know Camden County HS has some information about the cemetery, but it makes perfect sense that Gloucester County HS would as well.
Added by Sandy Triem on Oct 01, 2012 5:57 PM
RE: Newton Burying Ground
i have sent in a few corrections for address correction ... i have been to the W. Collingswood cemetery but i think the other address is for another Newton cemetery but people just assume they are the same ones

i have been looking up Shivers and relatives ... do you live in the area? ... if not, i have taken some pictures and can others if you need them.

many tombstones are not readable

Added by Shivs on Aug 23, 2012 2:57 PM
Pauline Hill
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 92771679
Glad I could do it
Added by Pauline Hill on Aug 16, 2012 9:37 PM
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