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Kramer (#46953748)
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I grew up in the "Fairmount" and "Brewerytown" sections of Philadelphia now known as the "Art Museum" area and I now live in Philadelphia's Greater Northeast. I began tracing my family history in 2003 starting with just a handful of names and bits of information on maybe two generations. Now my extended family tree has thousands of names and grows every week.
I discovered that my great grandfather William H. Carpenter served in the Civil War(Pa.186th Infantry Co."D"),he was stationed at Fort Mifflin guarding the City of Philadelphia. His younger brother Pvt. James Knox Polk Carpenter was "accidentally shot by a comrade's gun" outside of Petersburg, VA just two weeks before the end of the war. I also found several great grand uncles and a cousin who were well-known Catholic priests in Philadelphia. I also found that I had a Great Aunt who was an Immaculate Heart of Mary Nun for over 50 years, and a cousin who was also an Immaculate Heart of Mary Nun. Two extended family members were also members of that same order of nuns. My maternal grandfather lost two siblings in the influenza epidemic of 1918 which hit Philadelphia particularly hard.
Most of the names I have added to Find A Grave belong to members of my extended family tree or names I have found during my research of my family. Many of the surnames are the same as my family surnames but I am not sure if they are connected yet.
If you would like to add information to any of the memorials I have placed, or if you have any research questions, please feel free to e-mail me.
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Joe Reiley

I have been doing Logue's in Donegal for 44 years and have info on 2600 Logue's. Please contact at
Added by Joe Reiley on Jun 05, 2017 9:48 AM
Mary Kremp
Mary Ryan Ansbach
Mary Ryan Anspach (the way my mom's family spelled the name) is my great-grandmother. She was married in 1870 to Zachariah Anspach. Their son, Daniel, married Katie Connelly in New Philadelphia, PA. They had two daughters, Mary who died as an infant, and my mother who was born in 1919. Daniel died before my mother was born and little Mary died soon after my mom was born. Katie also died in 1919. If you have any additional information on any of these family members I would most greatly appreciate your sharing it with me.
Added by Mary Kremp on Jun 02, 2017 6:29 PM
Jack Langton
My name is john Langton and I'm the grandson of john Daniel Langton, I'm curious as to how you were able to collect such detail of the Langton family
Added by Jack Langton on May 30, 2017 9:46 PM
R J Heller
Saint John's #2 cemetery - Pottsville PA
Hi Kramer

Please be aware that any death certificate, obituary or document you have saying a person was buried in St. John's #2 means they are buried in YORKVILLE which is a different cemetery and location than what Find A Grave says.

The Pottsville PA cemetery information at Find A Grave is a mess. The cemetery they have as St John's #2 at N.Centre and Clinton streets is actually Saint Patrick's #3.

How did this happen? Apparently, Find A Grave doesn't check to verify cemeteries that people create. I believe somebody created a Saint John's #2 and it snowballed from there. I think it's foolish of Find A Grave to allow people to create cemeteries when they can't find what they are looking for.Folks often don't know the area they are dabbling with and that a cemetery they can't find is on the list with another name. That is what probably happened.

St. John's #2 is aka the YORKVILLE cemetery and is also called Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery. Find A Grave says that Yorkville is aka St. John's #3 and that's wrong

St. John's #3 is the now abandoned cemetery at 8th and Pierce streets in Pottsville. Find A Grave calls that St. John's #1

Saint John's #1 was behind the church and is now a parking lot. Those who were interred there were moved to Calvary cemetery in Mount Carbon

It's a serious problem and Find A Grave don't seem to really care as they have ignored all 3 of my attempts to get it corrected. I finally said screw it.

All I have written is what I was told at the Schuylkill County Historical Society and one of the ladies who helped me was a church record keeper at Saint John the Baptist in Pottsville for many years.

FWIW, I found all 11 of my people who were said to be buried at St John's #2 in the cemetery at 20th and Mahantonga streets and that is Yorkville.

Best Wishes

R J Heller
Added by R J Heller on May 30, 2017 8:44 AM
Maybe you already know this but if you go to the photos on the HC memorial page, there is a map of the cemetery and you can see where William's section is.
Added by IMAGINE on Mar 20, 2017 12:55 PM
John & Elizabeth Barnholt
Good News! I found my photographs of John & Elizabeth's gravestones and I had them uploaded. Sad to say, these gravestones no longer exist today.
Added by Harry on Nov 29, 2011 10:44 PM
Michael Lawler
Catherine Wall Lawler
Catherine Wall Lawler married Daniel Lawler. Catherine and Daniel had two sons Michael and Robert and two daughters Julia and Catherine. My great great grandmother was Catherine Wall Lawler.
My mother Anne Mary Lawler was a poet and lived in Philadelphia and knew Father Lawrence J. Wall well.

Kramer: nice job on building the Wall family web site.

Mike Lawler
Added by Michael Lawler on Apr 19, 2011 3:12 PM

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