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Persephone (#46888348)
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"She reigns upon her dusky throne,
'Mid shades of heroes dread to see;
Among the dead she breathes alone,
Persephone - Persephone!"

- Jean Ingelow, from the poem, "Persephone," 1863

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you find an error in my work or have an objection to anything I have posted.

If you have found a family member among my memorials, I would be happy to edit the memorial on your behalf or transfer ownership to you.
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j becraft
Christian Eyler Will

I am searching once again for the Eyler's of Reading, PA.

I see on that they now have an extensive Death Certificate data base for the early years plus Wills and Probate records.

This may be our connection to each other:

The will for Christian Eyler (1803 - 1876) has a list of children and what was given to each of them in the will.

My 2nd great grandfather Christian Eyler (1832 - 1861) is listed with your 3rd great grandfather Henry. Looks like they are brothers and we share a GG Grandfather.

I found many of the children listed as having the same parents Christian Eyler and Mary Gantz on the death certificates and other information on Ancestry that links all of the children to these parents.

I hope you can find the will on I am still using the Library version and it has all the information needed to open up the Wliis section from Reading, PA.

We may be cousins!

Hope this is helpful.

Joanne Becraft
Added by j becraft on Mar 31, 2017 1:33 PM
Hi!! Thanks for your response!! Oh, no, please keep her; I just enjoy filling in info. I decided to research all the extended lines in my Family Tree. I was really excited last night, when I found a connection, to a person my deceased Grandmother mentioned in her notes!! I LOVE GENEALOGY!!!
Added by Emma on Oct 15, 2016 8:44 PM
Dan Oh
Alice Bilson
Please cut and paste to the bio section above or below your Chester Times obit. I suspect this one is a bit more accurate. Let me know so I can remove the temporary photo.

Coatesville Record
March 25, 1957

Mrs. Morris E. Bilson

A former resident of Modena, Alice F. Bilson, 61, wife of Morris E. Bilson, Sr., of 321 W. Mowry St., Chester, died Saturday evening in Union Hospital, Elkton, Md.

Mrs. Bilson's family had lived in Modena until 1931. Surviving her in addition to her husband are two sons, Morris E. Jr., of Brookhaven, and Donald, of Newcastle, Del.; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Grasberger, Perry Point, Md., two brothers, George, Drexel Hill, and Edwin, Philadelphia; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Minshall Funeral Home, 11th and Kerlin Sts., Chester. Interment will be in Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery. Friends have been invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday evening.

Added by Dan Oh on Jun 20, 2016 8:12 AM
Dan Oh
Edna Bilson
Please cut and paste to the bio section then let me know so I can remove the temporary photo:

The Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa.
May 16, 1922

Mrs. Jesse Bilson, aged 41 years, died at her home, Modena, on Saturday evening. Death was the result of an illness, it is ssid, following a blood transfusion for a cousin, Mrs. Sara Chamberlain, at Coatesville Hospital, on April 27th last. A daughter, Mrs. E. Pepperman, and the husband survive. Mrs. Bilson sacrificed a great amount of blood in order to save the life of her cousin if possible. This failed, however, Mrs. Chamberlain dying the same day the operation was performed.


BILSON- In Modena, on May 13th, 1922, Edna Bair, wife of Jesse Bilson, in her 41st year.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral without further notice from her late residence, on Wednesday, May 17th. Meet at the house at 2 o'clock, standard time. Interment at Hephzibah. Autos will meet trains and trolleys at Coatesville.
Added by Dan Oh on Jun 20, 2016 8:10 AM
Dan Oh
RE: Bilson Family Bios
Kool. Read them for typos. anything with (sic) after it is how it was written in the obit. You should be able to make parental links on some of them based on the obit. Let me know where I can help in Chester County, Pa.
Added by Dan Oh on Apr 06, 2016 4:53 AM
Sandra Fitzgerald
Mount Zion Cemetery
Hello -- I am desperately searching for photos of the markers for two relatives in Mount Zion Cemetery. I have even gone out to the cemetery while in New York in 2004 from Washington state, but had very little luck. We did eventually find the marker for Josephine Stignitz, born 4/10/1844 died sometime in 1915. She was buried on 7/25/1916 so our date of her death is probably wrong. Or the cemetery's is which reportedly was located at 14R-9-None. The marker had been knocked down and we did manage to get some photos on that trip but I cannot locate them. We never were able to locate the marker for her son, Gustave Adolph Pressburg born 5/27/1878 and died 3/11/1921 buried on 3/13/1921 which is supposed to be located at 10L-5-2-14 Wishnaw. We need to get photos of his marker in particular. Are you able to help me with this effort at all? If not, do you know one of your Find A Grave friends who can? I am more than happy to reimburse you for any costs, gas, tolls, your time and effort, whatever it would take. This is a dead end for our family. We knew that Gustave had emigrated from Budapest in 1906, but we had not even known that Josephine emigrated until we tripped over her marker. Please let me know if you are able to help me at all. My regular email address is or you can call me anytime on my cell phone at (562) 237-2591. Thank you so much for your time and effort.
Added by Sandra Fitzgerald on Aug 24, 2015 4:41 PM
Theresa O
Hi, the above is at least one of the photo requests you have in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield, PA. If you would call the cemetery office and post the locations, we volunteers would be happy to fulfill it. Thank you!
Added by Theresa O on Jun 04, 2015 10:57 AM
Christopher Catherina
Hi; I have transferred the memorials. Glad you found them!!
Added by Tricker on Jan 17, 2015 7:49 AM
Tom Miller
Aulenbach's Cem. map
Hello and happy new year!

I have been tracking down my 4g-grandmother Harriet Templin Rogers who is buried in Aulenbach's Cemetery in Mt. Penn, PA. I have come to you because you posted a map of that cemetery. Sadly, the version online is not easily readable. Would I be able to obtain from you a higher resolution version of that map? Thank you so much.

Tom Miller

stenbyme (at) ptd (dot) net
Added by Tom Miller on Jan 03, 2015 3:57 PM
Betty Muschar
Houston/ Huston
I added the photo for John and his wife, they have a memorial under the correct spelling. The dates agree.
Added by Betty Muschar on May 17, 2014 5:40 PM
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