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Frankie (#47155448)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 2 days
Dr. Sancho
John Ochs #13251846
Hi Frankie,

I have traced my matrilineage to this John Ochs. The the 1840 Census, reporting him residing in Mahantango, Schuylkill, is the earliest record I have on him. Do you have any information on his parents? Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

I can trace John and his children going forward, from 1850 through 1910, to his grandson, Elias D. Ochs, my great-great grandfather. John's daughter-in-law was memorial #119482305

I would be glad to share with you what I've collected on the Ochs family and learn anything you would like to share.


- Bob

Added by Dr. Sancho on Jul 31, 2017 6:43 PM

Ivor J
Frankie There are 3 members of Cottrell buried together at Holy Rood Churchyard 'Shilton' about 3 miles from St Peters Churchyard 'Alvescot' i put up picture yesterday.

Added by Ivor J on May 24, 2017 2:27 AM

Ralph Gowen
Eliza Foss
thank you for the picture of her headstone!


Added by Ralph Gowen on Mar 31, 2017 2:51 PM

Conservative Patriot
Pvt Jonas Hagar - #149461121
Alternatively the cemetery is in the back yard of land you have to cross from road. If they are not home, walk south property line to cemetery about 100 Feet. If they are home, just say thought I would let you know I am visiting relative in cemetery.
At the moment cannot recall if the cemetery has its own deed or is now part of the property owner in front. heck it is out in the country, they love to get visitors!

Added by Conservative Patriot on Feb 10, 2017 3:32 PM

Conservative Patriot
Pvt Jonas Hagar - #149461121
Double click on the existing photo to make it larger then right click and select SAVE PICTURE AS and you can have my photo

Added by Conservative Patriot on Feb 10, 2017 3:27 PM

Question About Research
I am so appreciative of the research found on your site. I am related to Jacob Huber Hoover, Magdalena Schoffstall, and Jacob Schoffstall. I wanted to ask what information you used to complete your research? The birth and death dates were so helpful. I can't begin to tell you how useful this was for my search. Sincerely, LSG3

Added by LGra on Jan 04, 2017 2:36 PM

Cheri Branca
Eliza Loughborough
re your:
I've been doing research on Adventist Heritage - I'm an Adventist - and I found out that THIS Eliza was the wife of W.K. Kellogg - NOT a daughter of Nathan Benson & Minerva Norton Loughborough. She's their daughter-in-law.

She was the daughter of Alfred Norton.
I am confused about your KELLOGG reference...????

Added by Cheri Branca on Dec 14, 2016 10:29 AM

Thank you!
Thank you for the photos of David and Lydia Wolf at Rothville United Zion Cemetery.

Added by spedley on Jul 04, 2016 12:28 PM

Isaac Strope
Yes, I think the broken pieces are probably Isaac Strope's tombstone. I am going to attach my photo to his memorial to see if it is the same as you seen. Let me know what you think

Added by LDR on Jul 20, 2015 11:01 AM

Pail Factory dirctions
Coming out of downtown Towanda on Rte 6 about one mile north of the city, turn left on McEwen Rd across from "Steve Shannon" Tire garage and NTC (Northern Tier Counseling). Go a short distance to stop sign, then turn left and follow this road (Sugar Creek Rd) for several miles and Pail Factory will be on your left right along the roadway. A recent event there was to upright the tombstone of Nathaniel Strope, by members of the Strope family!

Added by LDR on Jul 14, 2015 10:26 AM

Forrest & Harriet (Welch) Ashley
Do you know if Forest and Harriet had a son named Welch Ashley?
Do you have all iof the Ashley's listed in this cemetery?
Thank you for the work that you have done and are doing.

Added by Linda on Jun 18, 2015 7:55 PM

Paul Smith
RE: Annie
Hi Frankie,
I don't know if this is important to you, but I think I figured out the confusion about Nancy, Annie, Mary Westheaffer.
I believe Nancy and Annie are the same person, just as you suggested. However it appears that Mary is indeed a different person. The 1870 Census indicated that she was married to Jacob Westheaffer, age 71.
That would make his date of birth 1799. I believe he is the father of Jacob, b. 1826, whose wife was our Nancy/Annie.
He remarried Elizabeth after the death of his first wife, Susan LNU.

Added by Paul Smith on May 26, 2015 6:34 PM

Dee E
Hannah Hagerman
Hi Frankie,
Thanks very much for your message. I don't see a wedding date for Hannah but her maiden name is there (if it's correct). I'd be happy to add the wedding date if you send it! Dee

Added by Dee E on May 22, 2015 5:55 PM

RE: Jacob Leightner
Hi Frankie,

Well as we both know, genealogy is always a work in progress.

You have the name "Margaret" from a death certificate. I have the name "Rebecca Keiffer" listed on Jacob Leightner's death certificate. Goodness only knows what name is the correct one.

Even the various spellings of the surname can be frustrating. I just use what is on the tombstone, but that does not mean I am correct.

The Leightner's seemed to intermarry with my ancestors on a regular basis. I descend from Trine and Minter people, who populated York and Adams County PA, and Carroll County MD. The Leightners I have traced headed off to Michigan, presumably to get free land, but I am only making that assumption. There must have been some friendship between Jacob Leightner and my G-G-Grandfather Emanuel Trine, as I see their names on various land records, and they were also neighbors for a time. Jacob was married to Lydia Trine, the sister to Emanuel.

Other than scant information as to children and marriages, etc. I really know very little, which is why I am searching for the graves. During the past summer I was in Hanover PA at the genealogy library, hoping to find something on George Michael, because I knew he was a veteran of the War of 1812, serving during the battle of North Point. There was nothing. Sadly books were missing, or pages were missing. I'm certain you've dealt with the same thing.

Part of this Leightner clan ended up in Florida, and I have traced them as far as the records allow. My Grandmother (now deceased for 20+ years) had personal recollections of them. My Great Aunt inherited their humble Florida home.

Right now I am sorting through photos hoping to find a portrait of Jacob and Lydia. Bit by bit we'll get this together.

Thanks for your interest. I'll keep you in mind if I discover anything new. I am assuming that you are part of their Leightner family tree.

That is a beautiful dog on your home page!


Added by EddieM on Jan 30, 2015 9:56 AM

Jacob Leightner
Hi Frankie,

Thanks for the link between Jacob Leightner and his father George Michael Leitner. I had been looking for George, but the trail went cold. Do you happen to remember how you located him? My records also indicate that Jacob's mother was Rebecca (Keiffer) Leightner/Leitner. It is my guess that Hester was a second wife. I was out in Mt Zion on an unrelated matter last summer, so now I'll have to head back there.

Thanks again,


Added by EddieM on Jan 29, 2015 7:37 AM

Laura Jean Salisbury Witter
Pechart Transfers
I am transferring them to you. I plan to retake the photo for Mary & David H Pechart since the one I posted has a bad reflection on it. I thought something was better than nothing until I can get back out.

Added by Laura Jean Salisbury Witt... on Jan 15, 2015 5:10 PM

Laura Jean Salisbury Witter
Pechart Edits
If you are a family member of the Pecharts/Hess'/Zinn's, just let me know and I will be happy to transfer those records in Centerville Memorial Park that I created to you. I don't have any relationship to them - I was just taking photos of markers in that cemetery.

Added by Laura Jean Salisbury Witt... on Jan 15, 2015 3:33 PM

Allan Laughman
Photo Request
Thanks, So much for the photo. I did not know I had a great Uncle in WWII. I knew I had a great deal of family interned in the Mummerts meeting house cemetery. Most recently my Grandmother Geneva Laughman his sister and the baby of the family. Also the last of the family. I cannot tell you what this means to me. Thanks again.

Allan L Laughman

Added by Allan Laughman on Dec 14, 2014 9:52 PM

Tricia Holt
Bosserman photo
Thank you so much!

Added by Tricia Holt on Dec 13, 2014 6:20 PM

Robert David Miller
Henry Nace transfer
Frankie, I sent my Henry over to you because of the picture of his wife's headstone in case you want to use it. I can tell you that the wife at least is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery which is right next to the Mount Carmel Cemetery. One common mistake for people like you is that there was also a small village known as Alaska that the Mount Carmel Cemetery was named after. But the entire area was known as Alaska or Alaska Junction and that's where the mistake comes from on a death certificate. I will send the wife over to you as well. There may not have been anyone alive to have the death date inscribed on the headstone or notice the incorrect birth date. You may do what you wish with the memorials. Sincerely, Robert Miller

Added by Robert David Miller on Dec 11, 2014 5:21 PM

Bill Siebert
Old Sebring Cemetery
I noticed that you created memorials for some of our Maneval common ancestors in the old derelict Sebring cemetery. I have been back there a couple of times and except for a stone or two there is not much in the way of transcribable inscriptions.

I am wondering about the source of your information.

Jeremie and his wife Susanna Pastre (and family) were the original Manevals and are back there.

Feel free to contact me at

Added by Bill Siebert on Nov 30, 2014 9:39 AM

Frank K.
Roosevelt Cemetery
From Pennsylvania:
Get on to Interstate 81 North until you get to exit 32 (Central Square)
Turn left unto County Route 49, go through Central Square. Once you have crossed Rt 11, it is about 6 miles to the cemetery.
It will be on your left.

Added by Frank K. on Sep 28, 2014 11:08 AM

The Pathfinder
Pumpkin Hill Cemetery

Go to the above address for the cover page for Pumpkin Hill Cemetery. Bob BLAKESLEE took these photos in 2009. He visited the cemetery for me this last year to try and find more stones. If you click on that page you will get a list of about 47 memorials some of which do have photos of the tombstones still there but not in their proper placements. Caroline (DRURY) WOOD #42699215 and Sally A. (WOOD) BENSON #4267068 have good up close pictures on their memorials taken by Bob. If you go through each of the listed memorials it should give an idea of what the place looks like if you remember the fall tree shown on it is where the cemetery is located and all the other pictures have been taken around and under it. I hope this helps you and if you do go please post pictures to keep Pumpkin Hill updated. Thanks

Added by The Pathfinder on Jun 26, 2014 9:02 AM

The Pathfinder
Gould Unmarked Graves
Pumpkin Hill Cemetery is actual in ruins with few headstones and those that remain have been moved around within the area and are very difficult to read. My direct line through my father, Philander and Patience are my gg grandparents. Their son Royal Rose GOULD is my g grandfather who kept family history alive through my grandfather, Benjamin Reddington GOULD, Sr. Many of those on Bailey Creek kept in touch by mail and visits some staying for extended periods of time. The old GOULD residence was on Bailey Creek near Pumpkin Hill Cemetery. My grandparents visited the area with some of the cousins as did my Uncle Wayne prior to his death a number of years ago.

Added by The Pathfinder on Jun 25, 2014 3:08 PM

Tweety Emmett
Lavina and Lorena Rowes
Yes I posted Lorena and Someone else posted Lavina Rowe's.

Added by Tweety Emmett on May 29, 2014 11:23 PM


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