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Jeff Sheaffer (#48284517)
 member for 2 years, 7 months, 5 days
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Any and all, recommended updates, changes, and/or corrections are greatly appreciated and welcome. Please use the "EDIT TAB."

• WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF THE “EDIT TAB”? For those unfamiliar or who have forgotten, here’s the link to Editing & Correcting Memorial Information:

• FOR ALL –– Please "DON'T" add Death Certificates (DC) to memorials maintained. Should you decide to post anyway, be kind to both the living and the dead. I firmly believe in privacy, respect and discretion.

• The main family surnames being researched are in the PA and MD areas.

• It's my desire, with the help and support of others working within the community to create and maintain lasting tributes to “OUR” family; I say “OUR” family, because I believe were all related somehow. Hopefully, my contributions to Find-A-Grave have a lasting effect and help others in finding their roots.

In closing, this amazing website is called “Find A Grave” and was established with the intent and mindset that everyone deserves to be remembered equally. For that reason, they built-in a wide-range of options to support common traditional burials and alternative dispositions, including: Unknown, Body Lost, Cremation, Donation, Burial at Sea etc., etc., etc.

Happy Hunting!!!

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 • 165 Memorials Added
 • 254 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 44 Photos
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Susan K Richard
Photo requests Maitland Church of the Brethren
Hello Jeff,

The MCOB cemetery is my main focus in I have photographed all of the graves standing in the cemetery. I have not come across any of the 9 photo requests listed for the MCOB cemetery. The Maitland Cemetery Company, Inc., was incorporated in 1935. Up until that time, few if any records were kept, and people often dug the graves for their own loved ones anywhere on their plot. Many graves are unmarked. Many random stones are unreadable, and perhaps laying off to the side of where they belong. I resurrected many old stones by using sidewalk chalk on them, and entered them in the MCOB cemetery database. I am not sure what the next step would be to find the spot in which these people were buried. This much I can tell you, these people are more than likely buried on their family plots, which we do have record of after 1935.
And as for Earl Parsons, he is probably buried on top of a relative's grave, which was a common practice clear into the mid-20th century.
Both sides of my family are buried in this cemetery, as well as in the earlier one, Early Maitland Brethren Cemetery (also known as the Hoopes Cemetery), for 2 centuries. My family members have been very active in the Maitland Cemetery Company Inc. for decades. As you can see, I do have some inside information.
If I come across any information concerning the photo requests, I will certainly pass it on to you and the other people with photo requests.
I wanted to let you know that someone was, and has been looking into this matter.
Susan K Richard
Added by Susan K Richard on Jun 02, 2016 12:30 PM
Cindy G
Hannah Rodgers
Hello Jeff,

I, too, have been searching for Hannah's grave. She is my 2 great grandmother. Her daughter, Ellen, was my great grand mother. Ellen's son, Clarence, was my grandfather. I do believe she was born in New Jersey and not Ireland. My grandfather always said that. However, Mark's parents were born in Ireland. I also have DNA matches to Heppards in New Jersey which is another reason that I think New Jersey is correct. Do you know if there are any records from Old Leacock or is it just the tomb stones that document burials? I am wondering if she is buried there and the family could not afford a tombstone or just did not take care of it. The rest of the family is buried at Bird-in-Hand U.M. Church. I have never checked to see if Hannah may have been buried there. I can do that. Thank you for your work with this and I will be happy to share any information that I have. I am working on some Connell family history. Mark's mother was a Connell from Londonderry, Ireland.

Cindy Grill
Added by Cindy G on Apr 30, 2016 3:31 PM
Donald E. Trout
RE: Re?: Clayton Garner
Hello Jeff,
Just last night I spoke with the cemetery caretaker, and he said that he knows/has known the Garner family. Obviously you found some data on
Clayton's memorial page. How much can you tell me, or whom do you suspect is the link to yourself, so that I might be able to help? I occasionally visit the Lancaster County Historical Society, which has newspapers on microfilm, so it's possible that I could find something there. I really would like to help you if possible. Please respond if you can.

Don Trout
Added by Donald E. Trout on Apr 21, 2016 3:16 PM
RE: Thank You!
My pleasure! Best, Kristin
Added by KJC on Apr 18, 2016 12:05 PM
Tina Adams
RE: Thank You!
You are most welcome Jeff. You will find a memorial already set up for Stephen S Sheaffer.

Memorial 160859621 which I have transferred to you.

Take care

Added by Tina Adams on Apr 10, 2016 11:59 PM
George Gantz
Hi Jeff,

The note you requested on George Gantz has been added. If you find or add an entry for Penelope let me know and I'll add the entry as George's spouse.

Also, if you have any info on Penelope let me know. She is one of those people that are very hard to find information about.

Jason Gibson
Added by JASON GIBSON on Apr 04, 2016 8:23 AM
RE: Thanks Again!
Our pleasure.

My sister was able to locate the two in Mount Joy for you. :)

I grabbed the one in Fleetwood because I was shopping next door to the cemetery. Since I was already close by and it was a nice day.....

As you can see, this is an addiction for us!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Added by cleemiller on Apr 02, 2016 2:45 PM
Ronald Johnson
I have linked Byron to his parents memorials, I also took a look under Jacob and found his death Cert. I have edited hit memorial and his info should be on there once the owner of the memorial accepts my changes.
Added by Ronald Johnson on Apr 01, 2016 6:04 AM
RE: Thank You!

You may certainly e-mail me with information regarding your requests at Saint John's.

I assist my sister with her contributor account. She is the Cindy.

Please e-mail me at

Once I hear from you, I will explain my comment about Charles Evans cemetery.

Have a wonderful day!
Added by cleemiller on Mar 31, 2016 5:36 AM
RE: Thank You!
It was my pleasure.

Recently, Saint Johns painted the section numbers on the driveway of the cemetery.

Since you knew the section of the Ernst stones, it made it extremely easy to locate those stones.

I see that you have several other requests at Saint Johns. If you happen to know what section they are in, I could easily grab those for you as well. If not, I can see if I stumble across them.

Also, I see that you have one request at Charles Evans Cemetery. That cemetery is HUGE!! Unless you have a section number there, I doubt that anyone can help you with that one unless it is a random shot. Sadly, Charles Evans is not Find a Grave friendly, which is a shame because a ton of history is there.

Have a wonderful spring day!
Added by cleemiller on Mar 30, 2016 5:09 AM
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