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Zella (#46524425)
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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RE: Robert Moneypenny
Please check info at following weblink;
Added by pjammetje on Jul 21, 2017 8:34 AM
Dina Preuss
Mrs. Jacob Hochstetler
Hi Zella,

You've made a few statements concerning Jacob's wife as far as her name goes and I'd like to learn what sources you have for documenting your comments so that I can further research.

Thanks so much for your reply.
Have a beautiful day.
Added by Dina Preuss on Jul 20, 2017 2:06 PM
RE: Robert Moneypenny
I found the following record at 36 AIR

With kind regards
Added by pjammetje on Jul 19, 2017 10:37 AM
Pamela Thompson
Thank you!
Thank you for looking for John Alford's grave, taking a photo of the unmarked plot, and posting it with a note (Memorial# 180704454). Very thorough!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association
Added by Pamela Thompson on Jul 13, 2017 5:34 PM
Wendy Guion
Alexander Maynes
Thank you for taking the time to take this picture.
Added by Wendy Guion on Jul 12, 2017 1:32 PM
June Phillips
RE: Catherine Harper - Glendale Cemetery, Akron
Hi Zella,

I found Catherine's surname as Long in "Knox County, Ohio, Vital Records, 1800-1882.

June Phillips
Added by June Phillips on Jul 11, 2017 1:16 PM
mrs w
Find A Grave Memorial# 168088894
I was happy to read how much effort you put into Find A Grave as far as researching the person in question. I was hoping you might have proved this is the same George Dietz that I am researching. He was born in New Athens IL. and supposedly died there, but there is no proof. I know his mother comes from OH as a child. But I can't see him being away from home at age 17 unless for health reasons. But I wasn't aware of any family left in ohio. If you have any info I would appreciate it. Mother Anna Maria Blum Dietz 1839-1879 Father Frantz (Francis) Dietz 1836-1873
Added by mrs w on Jul 11, 2017 10:01 AM
Jim Snyder Jr.
RE: Frederick Hainsey
OK Thanks
Added by Jim Snyder Jr. on Jul 10, 2017 5:02 AM
Kiley Mann
Obit for Willie Lee Scrutchings
Rev. Willie Lee Scrutchings, 79, went home to be with the Lord June 17, 2007 at Hospice Care Center.

Born April 3, 1928 in Akron, Ohio, he moved to Chicago, Ill., for 35 years and had been a resident of this community for the last 29 years. He had been self-employed as a real estate investor. He founded and pastored Everlasting Church of God in Chicago in 1966 and, after retiring as the pastor, he joined Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ in Chicago under Rev. Dr. Isaac Whittmon.

Preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lillian, seven brothers and one sister, he is survived by son, Walter (Joy) Scrutchings of Akron; daughters, Marion L. Scrutchings of Sumner, Wash., and Ophelia M. (Babacar) Wade of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Marion Reavis-Lee of North Carolina, Ophelia High of Akron; grandchildren, Serrin, Walter Jr. and Lynette; close family friend, Raymond W. Hinton of Akron; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 12 Noon at Rhoden Memorial Home, 1101 Palmetto Ave., with Rev. Dr. Isaac Whittmon officiating. Friends may call at the chapel on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment at Glendale Cemetery. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 481 Moreley Ave., Akron 44320.
Added by Kiley Mann on Jul 03, 2017 6:22 PM
Scott Kerns
Mary Jane "Jennie" Burkheimer Walls
Hello - may I ask where you obtained the nickname "Jennie" for her as I cannot find that. She is my 3rd great grandmother. I hope any information you have on her will help me establish who her parents were.
Added by Scott Kerns on Jun 29, 2017 9:07 AM
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