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Reifinger (#47336023)
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I first started taking pictures of graves of only my relatives. I would return home do a little more research and discover that I missed a few. So out I would go to take a few more photos and the same thing would occur again. After my 3rd trip to the cemetery I decided I would just photograph the whole cemetery.

I try and do a little research on each of the stones that I photograph, using various resources. I use other people's trees for clues then try and prove those clues with documental evidence such as obituaries, census data or other records. It's a very enjoyable experience.

At first I also created a tree on Ancestry and was uploading the tombstone photograph's there as well but it became too labor intensive so now I only upload my relatives there. If you are would like to use my photographs for your family or upload them else where please do so. A link back to find a grave along with credit would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to use my photographs in a for profit venture please obtain written permission to do so.

My primary areas of interest for my own family lines are the names: Reifinger, Latshaw, Stufflet/Stofflet, Schlegel, Bower, Eck, Mertz, Day, Christman, Bock, Bennicoff, and Gruber in Berks, Pennsylvania, USA; Haney, Van Buskirk, Heller, Mills/Mill, Starner, Weiss, Hofner/Hoffner, Fetherman, Coslar, Sandt, Price, Houser, Werkheiser, and Brong in Monroe, Pennsylvania, USA.

I'm willing to transfer out of guidelines. If you are interested in doing more work on any of mine feel free to ask. Just take good care of each individual out of respect for their memory. If it is a relative of mine it may involve a little more discussion.
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RE: Mary Stitzer Miller
Mary Etta Stitzer Miller

Added by Tootsie on Apr 23, 2017 11:33 AM
David Reifinger
Baby Reifinger
Thank you for finding my half sister's grave. Her mother was my father's first wife, who died of TB. I found a death certificate for baby, but the funeral home no longer exists and the records are gone. I contacted the Catholic Dioceses, also no info available, other than that baby had not been baptized and could not be buried in a Catholic Cemetery. I would greatly appreciate a photo of her headstone and a good approximation of her burial site within the Cemetery. I plan on being in PA after Easter and would like to finally see my half sister's grave. I walked the portion of Arlington to the left of the building [while facing it] several years ago and have meant to get back to it on a later visit. I did not cover the section on the right. Is that where she is buried? You have made my day. I am on Find A Grave, but not a regular contributor. My father and mother and the twins are buried in the Bowers Cemetery. His father is buried in the Longswamp Cemetery. His parents are in unmarked graves also in the Longswamp Cemetery. A good number of Reifingers are also buried in the Longswamp Cemetery. I am related to all of them. This will complete a chapter in my family tree. Thank you so much. I'll have to make some updates at Find A Grave now that I have a more complete picture. I spend most of my time going through the obituaries as printed in the Kutztown Patriot newspaper and have a considerable number of names listed in my family tree, so rarely post anything to Find A Grave. I guess I should make a greater effort to add info to Find A Grave.
Added by David Reifinger on Mar 14, 2017 7:36 AM
Mary Stitzer Miller
Hi. I believe Mary Etta Stitzer Miller is my great grandfather's sister. If she is not related to you, would you consider transferring her to me? Her parents are Samuel Stitzer and Hannah Louisa Smith Stitzer.
Added by Tootsie on Jan 08, 2017 3:01 PM
b artz
Could you please change the cemetery for Minerva Grow from Gnaden Huetten to Dinkey Cemetery in Carbon County? Thank you for your time.
Added by b artz on Dec 01, 2016 2:15 PM
FAG Memorial # 79368134
I had taken a photo of the headstone for this individual but upon looking closer, I realize that it has inscribed "children of".
I was wondering if you have information that Ida and Mabel might be two different children, or is there another child on the back of the stone?
Added by Fishindoog on Nov 20, 2016 12:37 PM
Anne S.
Elizabeth Miller & Joseph Learn
I noticed the edit for the subject matter has not been updated. Is there a problem?
Anne S
Added by Anne S. on Nov 03, 2016 10:26 AM
Anne S.
Stewart W Rinker & Frances Decker
Frances death certificate Shows a correction was made to her death certificate indicating her birth
date is Mar 18 1856. Headstone shows 1851.

Would you please make a note of this on France's memorial.
Added by Anne S. on Oct 26, 2016 9:05 PM
Anne S.
Sabina Stecher Krotzer
The date on the headstone has me very confused.
Abraham was born Sep 16 1830 but all military
records show he died Aug 2, 1864 & Sabina applied
for his military funds Oct of 1864.
He died in Bridgeport, Jackson, Alabama.
Buried in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee.
Memorial #2986068.
The last child of Sabina & Abraham was born in 1862 Is the death date on the headstone Sabina's
Appreciate your comment.
Added by Anne S. on Oct 19, 2016 6:50 AM
Jacob & Sarah Frantz at Mt. Zion
Wow! Thank you for the great photography on top of the thorough details. Also, thanks for permission to re-post the photos.

Added by Marian on Jun 30, 2016 10:22 AM
Noticed a photo on Emeline C Altemus memorial page 78525890 that belongs to another couple.
Thanks for all you do. It is appreciated by those who can not visit in person.
Added by LavonneAltemus on May 28, 2016 5:22 PM
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