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Debra Alderman (#48486292)
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Diana (Giddens) Shrum & David William Shrum
John Redfern Tucker
I didnt add him to William Greens Giddens wife memorial. You need to go to who owns his memorial and tell them. I only have a name John Tucker no dates to him. No parents and I have no hits on my Ancestry to on the name John Tucker. If that person dont have something to prove it you can take it up with Find A Grave to get him unlinked. Good luck Diana
Added by Diana (Giddens) Shrum & ... on Feb 14, 2016 6:50 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Hreha, Rayha, Rayhart
Yes- St. Stephen's and St. Stephen's Slovak are the same. If you come across any old obituaries or death certificates and they say "Slavish Cemetery," odds are it is also referring to St. Stephens.

Through my publisher I've published over a dozen books on cemetery transcriptions in the Johnstown area of over 300 cemeteries since the 1990's so I've become one of the go-to people here regarding cemeteries. (What a weird thing to be known for, eh?)

I'm glad that I was able to help (and that I wasn't imagining things with that stone). If you ever have any questions about local cemeteries feel free to ask.

Brian
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 24, 2015 7:13 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Rayha at St. Stephen's Cemetery
Okay, I just couldn't believe that I made such a stupid mistake, so I went back again today and walked that cemetery. And thank goodness I wasn't going crazy. I'll blame it on my meds that I'm on after my knee replacement from last month.

Long story short, as I had said in my original message, I remember seeing a Rayha headstone that was a flat marker, flush to the ground of which I didn't remember the first name. Well I found it.

It turned out to be Mary Rayha. I uploaded the photo and I'm transferring her memorial to you since she is your family. I'm so sorry for the confusion. It doesn't help that they haven't cut the grass and it's pretty high, and the whole cemetery is on a steep hill. But anyhow, at least I know I'm not crazy (most of the time) and at least you know you're on the right track with this cemetery.

Happy Hunting!
Brian
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 19, 2015 4:30 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Rayha at St. Stephen's Cemetery
There is a Joseph J. Rayhart buried at St. Mary's (Immaculate Conception) Cemetery in Johnstown under memorial #99883025 who is a son of Joseph & Caroline.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 19, 2015 5:11 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Rayha at St. Stephen's Cemetery
I didn't see any Rayhart's, either but I will absolutely let you know if I run across them.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 19, 2015 5:09 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Rayha at St. Stephen's Cemetery
Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I don't know what I was thinking, but I went back and looked through the entire cemetery again and didn't find any Rayha's. I found the stone I was talking about yesterday but it wasn't who I thought it was.

I did find some headstones with the last name of Hazy and Haky. I was looking for the Hazy name since that was Caroline's maiden name. I'm going to create memorials for what I found and post photos for them.

Again, sorry to get your hopes up- I could've sworn that I saw that name.

Brian
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 18, 2015 1:29 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Rayha at St. Stephen's Cemetery
I sent another message yesterday letting you know that I already started one for her. I just transferred it to you so you can build on that one if you want.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 18, 2015 5:00 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Rayha at St. Stephen's Cemetery
Just to make it easier, since I had a few death certificates on Rayha's, I made a memorial for Caroline.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 17, 2015 1:58 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Rayha at St. Stephen's Cemetery
You're very welcome. If you create a memorial for her and submit a request, that will remind me to look for it (if you want). I don't live far from there and don't mind going back again when I get the time, but that's totally up to you.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 17, 2015 11:07 AM
Brian J. Ensley
Rayha at St. Stephen's Cemetery
I saw your post today on "Lori's" profile you sent her regarding the Rayha family at St. Stephen's Cemetery back in February. She and I collaborate often and I was at St. Stephen's today looking for other surnames, so I walked the entire cemetery (it seems for a hundredth time).

I just wanted to pass along a message to you that I did see a Rayha headstone in the older section of the cemetery at the lower end of the hillside. The only reason why this name stuck out in my mind is because I believe I went to high school with a Rayha 30+ years ago.

If I remember right, it was a flat marker flush with the ground but I didn't take notice of the first name. But I'm pretty certain it was a Rayha.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 17, 2015 10:16 AM
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