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RoadRunner (#47320165)
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Bio Photo My main areas of interest are the Irish of Mount Carmel, Northumberland County and the cemeteries of the Numidia area of Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

I can do lookups for a good deal of the cemeteries of those areas. In addition, I do findagrave volunteer picture requests for Lebanon and western Berks County cemeteries.

I try my best to verify information through several sources before I make a memorial. However, no one's perfect. If you find a mistake or would like something added to one of my memorials, please let me know and I'll be happy to correct/update.
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John Franklin Lutz
Ziegler/Bieber (Beaver) tombstones
I missed a chance to travel (I live in Florida) to Oak Hill Cemetery in Mount Carmel (Sarah Elizabeth Beaver Ziegler 1847-1935) and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Centralia (Casper Ziegler 1844-1913). If you photograph these two places in the near future, could you please record photos of my two great, great grandparents.
Thank you very much,

Added by John Franklin Lutz on Jul 27, 2017 5:54 AM
RE: Curious...
Not just St. Mauritius or St. Joseph's cemeteries uptown, but in general.
As to Christ Church in Ft. Springs that's a Protestant cemetery but there are Catholic burials there. St. Joseph's Girardville is up behind it with many area Catholic burials not just Girardville. Girardville also has burials in Frackville and even Shenandoah to a lesser degree.
Same with Brock cemetery, Ashland which I don't think has any particular church affiliation.
My concern was many edits are just Ashland. I wanted to be sure it wasn't Ashland Hospital at Ft. Springs or Butler Twp. It's information a few of us are trying to make sure is correct/corrected locally. Thanks for getting back.
Added by J.G.B. on Jun 20, 2017 6:36 AM
Wanted to know if edits sent to me for birth/deaths listed as Ashland are for Ashland or for the Ashland hospital which would make it a Fountain Springs listing? I just want the information to reflect correctly and wasn't sure if you're aware of this fact, many are not. It's all listed at the end of my bio. If you've questions just hit my privately, no problem. Enjoy your weekend. Thanks.
Added by J.G.B. on Jun 18, 2017 8:15 AM
Odd Fellows cemetery
Hello. We are researching Shaffer, Schaeffer, Sheafer plus any name variation family from St. Clair. Do you have any contact information or contacts for this cemetery? Is there an office or on line data base? I see you have taken some photos of family members. Thank you.
Added by Har37x on Jun 15, 2017 7:35 PM
June Brennan
John Brennan
Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County, PA. Memorial # 163064324. He was born in Queen's County Ireland 17 November 1840 and passed in Mount Carmel PA 20 August 1891.

This man was a Civil War Union Veteran, Dates of Service Sept. 23, 1861 to July 17, 1865. Mustered out as Sergeant from Co. G, 95th Regiment. The application for Flat Bronze Marker (Latin Cross) was ordered 15 April 1958 by Frank W. Rockwell (Commander Camp 34(?) S.U.V)

Location of grave in cemetery: Plate 2, Block 21; Range grave No: Lot No 34, No 2. Information given by WPA Project 22181, 24 January 1940.

This Civil War ancestor was my Great Great Grandfather. One of my sisters and I visited the Cemetery but could not locate the grave. We were not able to see any kind of location signs. Our mission was to photograph the grave marker. Being unsuccessful we thought we could find a way to get help with getting a photograph. So far I am unable to find a phone number for St. Mar's Cemetery.

I would greatly appreciate any help you could offer. With warm regards,

June A. Brennan
Added by June Brennan on Jun 15, 2017 2:43 PM
RE: Magdalena Bosche
Hello,what is on the headstone. Thank You.

Added by William on Jun 12, 2017 3:22 PM
Magdalena Bosche
I am looking fr the grave of Magdalena Bosche who married Peter Klein They are my 2nd great grandparents and lived in St.Clair,Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.

Added by William on Jun 10, 2017 10:37 PM
Lyla Reinero
RE: Martin Murray
A DNA match cousin in County Mayo with the Murray last name reports "Family knowledge is that 4 brothers went over to the same place in Pennsylvania so it sounds like Roadrunner was right." Not certain that this is enough to confirm Martin and John Murray's other brothers to be Michael and Nicholas, but it's promising!
Added by Lyla Reinero on Jun 06, 2017 5:11 PM
Andrew G
Sr. Mount Carmel Gallagher, SSJ
Is Isabelle her baptismal name and her religious name Sister Mount Carmel? Or did she return to her baptismal name of Isabelle? Please clarify. If she was Sr. Mount Carmel, then your entry needs to be edited.

Please let me know. Thank you.
Added by Andrew G on Jun 02, 2017 7:44 PM
R J Heller
Saint John's #2 cemetery - Pottsville PA
Hi RoadRunner

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 8:41 AM
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