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kwilla (#48270290)
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I am a new member of FAG, although I've been contributing for several years.

I love the puzzle aspect of genealogy. Mostly, I love the stories that emerge. Who were these people? What were their lives? I have paid particular attention to the women, who so often simply vanish from the genealogies. I owe much to the research of Ray "Jiggs" Schulz, who compiled genealogies in the pre-computer days, when the work was so arduous. I sometimes become intrigued with the family of an inlaw - after all they are half the family - and research them as well (e.g.,Croke, Ohm, Paternoster).

The families I am working with are the James William/John Pryor line, the Rev. Albert Vogel line, and the Carl August, Johan Schulz line. I have recently added the Smithley and Seaforth/Sieafforth families of Pittsburgh, having recently discovered a family connection. I have created few memorials because the nearest family burial is hundreds of miles from where I live.(I have contributed by helping the local genealogy club record graves.) Also, I have discovered that almost all of the family members I am researching already have memorials, although the vast majority of them have only minimal information, except for info I have previously posted. Additionally, many of these sites have recently lost their original creator, managership having reverted to FAG. In the spirit of helping, I have transferred a few memorials to myself, sites where I intend to add more information. I am more than willing to transfer memorials to anyone who might have closer kinship ties or who might have significant information to offer.

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Shirley Harmon
Danford Mechem Rucker cemetery
I do not have any direct evidence that James Pryor is buried in this cemetery, but the indirect evidence is pretty good. I took the info from a list of the stones in this cemetery made in the 1960s by the people on whose farm this cemetery is located. That is the source of the info that I posted on findagrave.
I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you, just let me know.
Added by Shirley Harmon on Jun 11, 2016 8:26 AM
Cindy Gard
Pryor Family
Are you related to James Vincent Pryor 1854-1939? He is my great-great grandfather, I am trying to connect with someone related to him. I have pictures that I am unable to identify and would like to share information. My great grandfather is Joseph Press Freeman and he was married to Edna Pryor.

Cindy Freeman Gard
Added by Cindy Gard on Mar 14, 2016 9:07 PM
L Evans
RE: Contribution Acknowledgement
Thanks for taking the time to write :)
I am sorry that this has not been your experience most ot the time... FindaGrave is all of us working together .... and for the reasons you mentioned is "why" I go through edits one at a time. We need to honor our ancestors with detailed, correct and documented as possible, information.... and how to contact those who may be the holders of family information.
Many Blessings to You and Yours ..... Now and for a Wonderful Christmas,
Added by L Evans on Dec 04, 2015 8:36 AM
Mary and Charlie Burrow
RE: obit assist
Happy almost Thanksgiving!
I donít know if this will work in public messages, but give it a try.

These links should pull up the issue the articles are in. For the Press, the article starts on the front page. In the Post Gazette it is on page four. If this doesnít work, weíll try something else.
Added by Mary and Charlie Burrow on Nov 23, 2015 10:35 AM
Joanne Graham Wazny
Rachel Snelsire
Thank you so much for your email regarding my research of the Snelsire/Schlernitzauer family. I am delighted my research was of help to you!
Added by Joanne Graham Wazny on Sep 15, 2015 9:46 AM
Birmingham Cemetery
Thank you so much for the edits! It is indeed superdifficult to read some of the older headstones so I appreciate you updating with verified information. I try to include family (or probable family) groupings when I photograph headstones in the hopes that may help to solidify a person's identity for the person searching.
Take care! Jas
Added by Jas on Jun 20, 2015 6:49 AM
Mary Schatz
Flora Bereolos
I'm not sure where that 1925 date came from. My source also reads 1942. i have made this correction and the other edits you posted. Thanks. Mary
Added by Mary Schatz on Jun 03, 2015 6:46 PM
Mary and Charlie Burrow
RE: shannon/vogel
Wow, thatís the most help Iíve ever heard anyone receiving. Although the staff at the office has been extremely helpful whenever we asked for information. You must be blessed.

The two new Shannon babies now have death records posted to their memorials also.

Keep in touch!

Added by Mary and Charlie Burrow on May 05, 2015 1:17 PM
Mary and Charlie Burrow
RE: Albert Vogel cem plot
No, we didnít prod since the plot map indicated no other markers. I once had a cemetery staff member tell me we ďreally shouldnít be digging in a cemetery.Ē I now picture them inserting people in the ground with a syringe! This particular cemetery was slammed on YouTube. Someone video taped the enormous amount of damage one of their tractors caused to the grounds and markers.

Life goes onÖ
Added by Mary and Charlie Burrow on Apr 25, 2015 3:19 PM
Mary and Charlie Burrow
RE: Albert Vogel cem plot
No, donít know the date he bought the plot. There is so little Iím finding about the Cimmiottiís. There is a death record for the date Albert Cimmiotti died, but it lists him as Julius, parents are Julius and Carrie. In the city directory Julius, the father is listed as a salesman. Most of the other Cimmiottiís are listed as clerks, and they had a pawn shop downtown at Fifth and Smithfield, and a paper store at Liberty and Sixth. A lot of help, right?

I kept looking at Davidís plot map before the light bulb went on. We both only found two markers and the map showed three. So with the map, and a prod, we found it. If you look at my great-grandfathers: you can see thereís not much information for the markers of that era, even though it was thirty years later than yours. It took a veteranís burial card, plot map and prod to find him, too.

Iím finding two Jacob Vogels. Both born in Germany. One died in 1890 at age 50, and lived on Josephine Street. Heís buried in Mt. Oliver. Left a wife and children.

The other one died in 1894 at the age of 60, was single and left some of his money to a step-brother named Christian Vogel, still living in Frankfort-on-the-Main. This Jacob is buried in Penn Hills.
Added by Mary and Charlie Burrow on Apr 17, 2015 1:10 PM
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