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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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Jane Hamilton
Henry Barnholt.
Found you posted a Henry Barnholt, died Nov. 17, 1865. Is this the correct one to wife Elisa.
Added by Jane Hamilton on Jul 23, 2017 7:59 AM
Jane Hamilton
George Donnelly/Donley
George T/F Donley was 2 yrs of age. Buried on 7 April 1896. Sec 16 Plot 81. Do you know anything of him. Can not find a DC or obit for him. Thank you, Jane
Added by Jane Hamilton on Jul 23, 2017 7:17 AM
Jane Hamilton
Henry Barnholt
Hi,I am trying to locate data on folks in Mt. Moriah, Section 16 Plot 81. My question, do you have a date of death for Henry Barnholt, Elisa's husband. I added their marriage to her post.Note:added sec/plot to Chas and Mary Tatham.
Added by Jane Hamilton on Jul 23, 2017 7:13 AM
Zoe Tom
See FAG #: 101666530
Here is another person you might be interested in.


Added by Zoe Tom on Jul 17, 2017 4:53 AM
Zoe Tom
See FAG #: 181426198
And there are others that might be of interest too, buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery.


E-Mail address:

Added by Zoe Tom on Jul 17, 2017 4:44 AM
debbie donehower-adams
Carpenter family of Philadelphia
I have Carpenter family ties as well. My GGGF was Charles Donehower. He married Elizabeth Yocum, whose family married Carpenters. Kate (Dubbs) Carpenter is buried in Lot 107, with my GGGF Charles in laws- Mary Margaret Gaul and Abram Yocum. Charles is buried in Lot 106.
Added by debbie donehower-adams on Jul 08, 2017 7:04 PM
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
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