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Karen Smith (#47058202)
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Bio Photo I've been adding older memorials in my area over the winter months and plan to go out, find and photograph them when it warms up. Any information you have to add to any of my memorials would be appreciated. I search the old newspapers for old obits. and also look up the death certificates, as sometimes the obit. does not give specific birthdates, parents, etc...this information is not always correct, but if it is there, I will list it and make a note where that info. came from. If you want me to add information or change anything, please list your source.

I have no problem with transfers if they are not related to me.

Any of my headstone photos may be used anywhere you'd like, I only ask that you give me credit for the photo.


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Laura Jean Salisbury Witter
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Please post your picture of the cemetery marker found on William Henry Hoffman ID# 158049913 to the record for his wife, Susan Staley Hoffman ID# 177895818, and their two children - Minnie K Hoffman ID# 177896091 and Mary E "Mame" Hoffman ID# 177896163.

Thank you,

Laura Salisbury Witter
Added by Laura Jean Salisbury Witt... on Mar 29, 2017 6:50 PM
Base Kuhn
Hi there
Thanks for the Forrest photo. Next time your there, can you get a picture of the whole tombstone from a few feet back please. Thanks Base
Added by Base Kuhn on Mar 18, 2017 7:37 PM
Scott Mellinger
RE: George W. Mellinger at Chambersburg
Could you share the death certificate if you have a copy? I believe his father was Jacob Mellinger and his mother was Martha in the 1850 census. I track all the Mellinger emigrants to America before 1800 and while I'm not certain I believe Jacob's parents may have been two Mellinger first cousins from my family in Lancaster County. Jacob's farm survived the burning of Chambersburg but possibly Jacob died before 1860 so only his wife may have been living there at that time. Interestingly the farm seems to be located on King St. near the creek which is also near the cemetery. Send me an email to and I will send you my contact info what I have on this family. Would love to verify these are my relatives. Thanks for you help. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. And what a story!
Added by Scott Mellinger on Mar 12, 2017 7:56 PM
BenHertz Looking Back
Angeline Diller Givler
You may add the photos to the memorials...
Thanks for your interests.....
Added by BenHertz Looking Back on Mar 12, 2017 7:10 PM
Scott Mellinger
George W. Mellinger at Chambersburg
Sad story. Can I ask how you know his parents names? Thanks.
Added by Scott Mellinger on Mar 12, 2017 7:02 AM
Photographs Of Pefley Family Grave
Thank you. Your kindness is deeply appreciated.
Added by G M on Mar 10, 2017 5:19 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
RE: William Henry Lippy, Cedar Grove Cemetery
Thank you! I also noticed that you added the headstone photo for William Henry Lippy's first wife Catherine, so thank you yet one more time!
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Jan 28, 2017 9:18 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
RE: William Henry Lippy, Cedar Grove Cemetery
I didn't realize that Mary's first husband was buried in Cedar Grove, let alone that she was buried with him! I don't know much about him, but I went ahead and created a memorial for him (Find A Grave Memorial# 175704470); could you add your photo that you put on Mary's memorial (133946293) to his as well? Thanks so much!!
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Jan 25, 2017 4:32 PM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
RE: William Henry Lippy, Cedar Grove Cemetery
Thanks so much for finding and adding Mary's stone. I know what you mean about the sun!

Ruth Ellen
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Jan 25, 2017 8:13 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
William Henry Lippy, Cedar Grove Cemetery
Oh my goodness! I'd given up hope of ever seeing this; thanks so much! I'm hoping that his second wife, Mary Catherine (nee Burkepile)'s headstone can be found too (I have a request for it also).
Thanks so much.
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Jan 18, 2017 5:01 PM
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