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Robert David Miller (#47262294)
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Bio Photo Live in Mount Carmel,Pennsylvania. Trying to find other family members of Harold Siebert Miller(father),John Seibert Miller(Gf),William Miller(Ggf)Lafayette Derr(MGgf),Israel Derr(MGGgf),John William Boyer(MGf), Joseph Boyer(MGGf). Also related to the Weikels, Kerstetters and Updegrove[sic]

As for changing incorrect information, I am happy to do so. I am also willing to transfer any of my memorial, for I am running out of time.

PLEASE feel free to visit my "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" Virtual Cemeteries anytime and leave them a Token and Note. These children & adults are lost in time because they have no headstone to tell us where they are buried in a cemetery or even on a family plot. My own twin brother and sister, Daniel & Nancy Miller, are a part of this group. So is my Maternal Great Grandmother. Records usually don't help, they simply say yes, they're buried here, but where, we don't exactly know. Just remember, you may be the only other person beside myself to visit a "Lost Little Angel" or "Lost Angel". Some of these lost children may not even have a living ancestor,"PLEASE VISIT THEM". Thank You from the bottom of My Heart.

For those memorials that have the phrase "Date obituary appeared in the paper," the paper I am referring to is one of the following from Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States:

The Weekly Item
The Semi-Weekly Item
The Mount Carmel Item (their daily paper)
The Daily News

The obituary you seek, will be somewhere in one of these Mount Carmel papers, depending on what date they were published. Do not be disappointed if the obituary has very little information written in it, some were very short in content and some only mentioned the name. Reporters constantly spelled names "phonetically", which can change the actual spelling of a persons' name very dramatically, so be very aware of this fact. I tried my very best not to make mistakes but sometimes, I had little information to work with. I may have placed someone in the wrong cemetery, spelled the name incorrectly, connected two family members together who were not husband & wife and things like that. For this, I am truly sorry, I'm only human and humans make mistakes.

UPDATE: September 16th,2015.
It is with a very heavy heart, that I must write the following. For 12 years, I read 104 years of local newspaper so that I could make a personal obituary database. I have also now walked through 14 different cemeteries in the local Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania area and completely photographed every headstone I could find in each cemetery. I have taken over 40,000 photos and used them on my own memorials and placed them on other memorials as well. I have also uploaded thousands of "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" memorials for those individuals who have no headstone to tell us where they are buried.

In my attempt to help mankind, I began to upload my personal database of over 50,000 names. This is when I ran into a problem, for which I asked Find-a-grave for advice on how to solve it. I have received an answer and I will abide by that decision. In principal, I agree with the advice but I feel they have left mankind down. You see, while using my obituary database as my guide for making a memorial, I hit a snag. Thousands of the obituaries did not include a burial site and there in lies the problem.
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Rick Recce
Mary Pinamonti Recce #110970933
Hello Robert,

I was just curious about the addition of the middle name "Viola" to Mary's name. I have a number of different records for her but none showing the use of that name or even a middle initial. Just wanting to know if you have something that I don't?

Added by Rick Recce on Jul 19, 2017 2:27 PM
Karen Berger
My Great Grandmother
Mabel P Berger was my Great Grandmother. She re-married after my Great Grandfather passed away. I may be able to help with some of your search but from what I understand your family didn't respect my Great Grandmother very much. I have not been to her grave since I was a child. Thanks for posting a picture of the where she is laid to rest.
Added by Karen Berger on Jul 17, 2017 4:21 PM
Bunny Weikel
RE: Weikel
Sorry, I don't see any connection. Went up to St. Joseph's Cemetery today, but couldn't find Rose's grave. The one section is in a terrible state. Stones are knocked over & broken, but at least I have the picture. Thank you for making a record of this cemetery. Bunny
Added by Bunny Weikel on Jul 16, 2017 2:30 PM
Bunny Weikel
Hello, I see you are related to Weikels. My husband's name is Kenneth Lee Weikel. His parents & grand parents lived in Ringtown. His great-
grand grandparents lived in Helfenstein. Any relation?
Added by Bunny Weikel on Jul 15, 2017 3:40 PM
Catherine Schwenkler
Good day,

You manage the memorial for Catherine Schwenkler (Memorial# 57724182). I have sponsored the page and she is my great grandmother. Would it be possible to transfer management to me? Thank you for all your fine work and taking such good care of my relatives.

Added by Jeselmira on Jun 13, 2017 9:14 AM
Paula DeStefano
Miller Family

I am also related to William Miller. The Ensign is my Great Great Uncle - his sister Annie was my great grandmother. Do you have any family history or photographs that we could compare? My aunt just gave me a photo of Uncle Will while he was in the Boer War as a British soldier. I am trying to figure out what regiment he was in and came across you postings on findagrave noting his service in the US Navy.

Hope to hear from you,

Paula DeStefano
Added by Paula DeStefano on May 18, 2017 2:28 PM
Brian Molloy
William Rankin
Good afternoon,
You are listed as originating a site for a William Rankin, buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Northumberland County, PA, who died in January 1897. The Find-A-Grave posting notes an obituary of January 20, 1897, but no paper is referenced. William was my g-great grandfather, and I would welcome any additional information you might provide. PA vital records prior to 1906 are spotty and maintained by the counties. William would have been in his 80s, a widower and a native of Scotland. Thank you for your assistance! Brian
Added by Brian Molloy on May 14, 2017 2:45 PM
Hello Robert, I found your profile by random search which may not be that random but I wanted to thank you for all your research and cataloging efforts. While I research my family tree I am sure one day I will be using some of your research data to located some of my long lost distant relatives. I also like the fact you created a virtual cemeteries for those who are not marked with a traditional gravestone or have been lost in time. I am sure they would appreciate the fact you are honoring them in that way. Once again thanks for your efforts and I wish you well on your continued journey!
Ted Triandafilou
Added by tntiii on Apr 27, 2017 8:27 PM
Doris Buckley Haskell
Elwood Drake
Thank you for creating this memorial for Elwood Drake, who died in January 1912 and may be buried in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Mount Carmel, PA.

If our research matches, his full name is Elwood Lukens Drake, born in Pennsylvania on 4 Oct 1873 and died 16 Jan 1912 in Columbus, Ohio.

Thank you for all your tireless work to help us remember those who have passed on.

Doris Haskell
Added by Doris Buckley Haskell on Apr 20, 2017 10:28 PM
Carolee McGill-Barker
I see your request...
I just wanted to let you know, I just randomly found your information on one of the memorials I was putting flowers on, and I see your cemeteries for people with no headstones and your request for flowers for those people.

I, also, have a "taken too soon" virtual cemetery, though my name for mine is "the youngest ones." I promise you that eventually I will leave a virtual flower on every memorial in your cemeteries, though I don't know how long it will take.

Also, if you end up with some of those memorials with no one to transfer them to, I would be happy to take them. I can't promise that I can personally do anything with any of them, but I can maybe do a little bit and at the very least actively make changes suggested by others.

Hopefully this will make you feel more at peace as you "run out of time." I don't know what draws me so strongly to these young and anonymous people, but something does, and it would give me great satisfaction to do anything at all to preserve their memories and acknowledge their existence.
Added by Carolee McGill-Barker on Apr 16, 2017 12:42 AM
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