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Sandra McKinley (#47928536)
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My interest in genealogy started in 1986 when my daughter had a "Brownie " project to find her Roots! We lived in Cape May, County, NJ and my maiden name 'Hughes' were among some of the founding fathers of Cape May. It was also said that there are/ were more Mayflower descendants there than in Mass. I haven't verified this yet.
I am NOT a Mayflower descendant......I DID find that out!

Also, we are rather certain that my husband is related to President McKInley, whose family emigrated to lower York County. There were several brothers. President McKInley's ancestors moved to Ohio eventually. However, other lines stayed in the Hopewell Township/ Chanceford Twp. area and that is where my husband's 2nd great-grandparents were born and died. We think one of Dan's ancestor's was a cousin/ distant cousin to
the President. WE have hit a brick wall with one link that could solve the problem.

I think it is important to link family members all over the world and by linking the final resting place of everyone, this accomplishes that task. It is also helpful to genealogists and may even have some genetic future reference potential, as is my situation.

Most importantly, everyone deserves to be remembered!!

I am a retired French and Spanish teacher with 2 children and 4 grandchildren. My husband and I both enjoy genealogy and Find a Grave as a worthwhile cause. Some of the names I am searching for my side include: Hughes, Yerger, Potteiger, Neidig, Nye, Koup, Dressler, Thompson, Klahr, Lineaweaver, Keener, Rupp, and Killian.
These are mostly located in Berks and Lebanon Counties, PA

For my husband's side we are researching: McKInley, Stouch, Meisenhelter, Diehl, Amendinger, Lehr, Leib, Orwig,and Cox. they are mostly in York County, PA.

Thank you to all the Find a Grave Volunteers who have dedicated so much time to preserving history.

I will do photo requests at smaller cemeteries that I know well. I cannot do photo requests for Indiantown Gap because it is so large and people are difficult to find. In addition, I have health issues that prohibit me from tackling huge cemeteries. I am so honored that there is a Memorial Cemetery near me and I am deeply proud of everyone who has served our country. My father was a POW in Germany for 9 months in WWII. He was one of four that survived the "bailing out' of the beaten-up B-17, "Strictly From Hunger" plane. He landed in "citizen-held "territory, while 5 members of his crew weren't so lucky.One mile away they were shot to death by Nazis!.My dad's parachute didn't open right away and that saved his life. He survived the brutal "Death March" through Germany in one of the coldest winters in history. He is my hero!

Please notify me of any corrections/ additions, etc. Sandra
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Messages left for Sandra McKinley (21)[Leave Message]
Finding My Dead
RE: Thank you
You're welcome. The Shamokin Cemetery has published their burial records and maps of the cemetery on their website ( Using this information, I went out today you start going through some of the outstanding photo requests. I did confirm the people with markers around N. Thompson and the information matches the records and maps.
Added by Finding My Dead on Dec 20, 2014 8:11 PM
RE: Eliza Spang
No,I am sorry I have no information.
Added by Mimi on Dec 06, 2014 8:27 AM
RS Witwer
RE: Louise Whitehorne Memorial Photo
I'm thrilled to be of help. This cemetery is very easy to navigate, as the locations are well marked and are available on any computer, including one posted outside the administration building on-site at Indiantown Gap Cemetery. I've also been assisted by the cemetery staff upon occasion. This is my favorite cemetery, as it's immaculate and stunning. There are hundreds of American flags lining the roads in this cemetery, which is very inspiring. Good luck in your continued efforts to connect the family. With warm regards, Rhonda
Added by RS Witwer on Oct 30, 2014 5:38 PM
Sorry, Sandra, I have no idea where Irene may be buried.
Added by jrrmr910 on Sep 10, 2014 8:48 PM
Kathryn B. Flory Gruber
Kathryn B. Flory Gruber # 17609585 I did not link her to S.E. Harshbarger # 30886453.

E. Renkin # 46537485 linked her as a a 12th child. You might want to contact E.Renkin for information why she is linked to S.E. Renkin.
Added by shirleyw55 on Sep 02, 2014 11:37 PM
RS Witwer
Elwood Rothermel
You're very welcome. I'm happy that I was able to find Elwood's gravesite. The specific information on your request (section # and site #) made it much easier to find. Per your request, I have added the same picture to his wife's memorial. Have a great day.
Added by RS Witwer on Aug 17, 2014 1:44 PM
Bruce Speck
RE: Thank you.
Your welcome. I'm glad I can assist you.
Added by Bruce Speck on Aug 13, 2014 1:03 PM
Michael Milliken
Gravel Hill Hoerners
Sandi, Thanks for the photos for the Hoerners at Gravel Hill Cemetery. My great-grandfather was William Harrison Hoerner (buried at Shoops Cemetery) and some records have this man as William Harrison Hoerner as well (both born about the same time), so it's interesting that he was buried as Harrison William Hoerner. I believe the children are buried in Hummelstown, but their names were inscribed on the parents' headstone as a family marker, but like you said, who knows for sure? They could have been moved. I appreciate your work in locating the graves, taking the photos, and posting to their memorials. Thanks again!
Added by Michael Milliken on Jun 06, 2014 5:49 AM
Brenda & Pete
RE: Photo Requests
Hi Sandra,

You are very welcome. We are so glad that we could help by fulfilling your request for you. Also thank you for the encouraging and positive message. Always nice to know that others share our views about Find A Grave. We really enjoy this site and helping others. Have a great day.

Brenda & Pete
Added by Brenda & Pete on Jun 01, 2014 4:37 AM
James Seidel.
Thank you for the links!
Added by Tricker on Feb 07, 2014 2:45 PM
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