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Allen Monasmith (#46880788)
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Bio Photo Retired mechanical engineer with an interest in genealogy since 1976, and a home computer since 1986.

My sister first got me interested in our family history when she copied some old photos and sent them out to the family as part of her "1776 Bicentennial celebration". After years of research, we haven't found any ancestors who were rich or famous, but the real story we uncovered is better than anything we could have made up.

I'm interested in:
Beaver, Billman, Bower, Curran, Darlington, Dugger, Loy, Lupfer, McClure, McCormick, Monasmith, Pflanz, Pollard and Schlott. Spellings vary.

Monasmith is of German origin, and many Manneschmidt households can be found today in the German state of Hessen. In America, the name has been re-spelled as Mahnenschmidt, Monasmith, Monesmith, Monismith, Monosmith and several other variations. Although not gifted in spelling, we are all cousins. We are all descended from Christian Mahnenschmidt (1680-1746), who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1719.

I have been working on the families of Perry County, and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for several years now. As a result, I have registered several hundred graves there that are not related to my families, and I would be happy to transfer to any relative. Note: Prior to 1820, Perry County was part of Cumberland County.

I'm also working on memorials for the alumni of Frankfurt American High School, and for the Class of 1961 of Wichita High School North. Old friends are not forgotten.

On memorials, I like to see photos of the person taken when they were young, as well as later in life.

Then we need one close-up photo of the grave marker, and a wide-angle shot to show the whole monument or adjacent graves. All of us owe a deep debt of gratitude to the photo volunteers who are helping to preserve history through their work.

For the genealogists, I like to add scans of the public documents that chronicle the events of the person's life: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Census Records, etc. A $5 donation will increase the photo limit to accommodate this trove of original source materials.

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RE: Samuel and Arabella Wilson
I'm happy they are in your keeping.
Added by Sherry on Sep 21, 2017 5:50 PM
RE: David McClure, Jr
Sure. It is such a beautiful monument to his honor and I wanted others to know what it says. After reading the inscription I think I would like to have met him.
Added by Sherry on Sep 21, 2017 3:11 AM
RE: Samuel McClure
You're welcome. I'm glad I was able to help.
Added by Sherry on Sep 20, 2017 6:23 AM
Charles Patterson
Jane Shearer
Thanks for the transfer, that was very kind and very much appreciated.
Added by Charles Patterson on Sep 03, 2017 10:15 AM
You Have Confused Me
Which one is right FAGM #86505357 or #66462015? LDS traces Elizabeth as: I know the late Margaret Simon's work as a local researcher and is very familiar with the Mahnenschmidt family of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties in Ohio.

I tend to agree with the LDS trace on the birth date of Elizabeth and Margaret did some very good work.

I am leaning toward FAGM# 66462015 as the most accurate.

Its amazing the two spouses have the same name but most certainly there are four separate graves! Never have experienced anything like this before.
Added by Mountainbiker on Aug 22, 2017 8:12 PM
Lois Pate
Thank you.
For sponsoring some of my memorials.
Lois Pate
Added by Lois Pate on Aug 12, 2017 11:30 PM
RE: Etta and Mary Weimer
You are welcome, I have fun doing this. I did notice that the gravestone with the three babies that there is no information on one of them. I think her name was Cora.
Added by JanetH on Aug 10, 2017 3:25 PM
richard parnell
Wilbur Pflanz
Looks like Wilbur was your uncle.I was his supervisor at Cudahy in the 1960's.My wife and I were in his wedding party when he married Julie Glenn.She was also a friend of mine and also worked in the sausage dept.You have some real good pictures of Wilbur.Most all of the Cudahy employee have past on.I have fond memories of all these past co-workers.I graduated from West high in 1959,and I had many friends that went to North.
Added by richard parnell on Aug 06, 2017 9:04 PM
RE: George and Nora Savage
You are welcome, glad to help.
Added by Shane on Aug 06, 2017 12:25 AM
Tom Arnold
RE: William John Arnold
You are very welcome.

Although I have some relatives in that part of the county, I have not been able to make a connection to William.

Thank you for all you do on Find-a-Grave.
Added by Tom Arnold on Jul 31, 2017 5:41 PM
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