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Carol & Pete (#47032817)
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Bio Photo I have been researching our roots for many years. There is something very satisfying in discovering all about my family history; and there is always more to learn!

As well as its primary purpose being a grave registration site, FindAGrave is a wonderful way to memorialize our ancestors, and a great genealogical resource. My husband and I enjoy contributing to this website, honoring those who have gone before us, and helping others to find their long lost family.

We respect the guidelines set forth for this website.

We will be happy to add proper info and links to memorials that are sent via the EDIT tab on the memorial. We do not link to burial unknowns. We do not add (copy & paste) obituaries that are less than 70 years in the past. We will glean information from them to add to the bio section of the memorial. Please cite the source of the obituary information being sent to us. Please Do not add scanned obituaries to the photo slots on any memorials that we maintain; rather, please send a bio via the EDIT tab - suggest any other correction, that you have personally written.
Transfer requests will be made for direct family members, within 4 generations, as set by the guidelines.
Please make all SACs and transfer requests through the edit tab on the memorial itself.

All photos that we post are bound by copyright rules. Do not take any of them for your own use, neither on this website, nor anywhere else. Do not alter them for re-posting here, nor anywhere else. Thank you :)
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RE: Elsie Krum Meck
I think you are misinterpreting the guidelines. It says "Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone". And by 'Last Name' they mean the surname(s) found on the tombstone rather than the person's last married surname or the very last surname found on the tombstone. If more than one surname is listed on the person's tombstone then more than one surname should be listed on their find-a-grave memorial ("as you would find it on the tombstone"). The guidelines even say a hyphen should be used if it is on the tombstone. In other words the guidelines do not in any way say use one and only one surname nor does it say use only the person's surname at the time of death even if more than one surname "is on the headstone".

What the guidelines are saying is that for other married surnames and other names the person used that are not listed on the tombstone is to include that info in the Bio rather than as part of the Last Name. (Yes, the guidelines should be rewritten to make these points much clearer).

The family obviously had a reason for putting both surnames on the tombstone and I see no reason her find-a-grave memorial shouldn't reflect it. This should be especially true if a woman had all of her children by someone other than her last husband.
Added by EatatJoes on Oct 22, 2017 5:54 AM
junk stuff
John Evans, died Feb.1764
If you have a photo of John Evans gravesite, died Feb.1764,, buried at Bangor Episcopal Cemetery, Churchtown, Lancaster County, Penn. USA, I would appreciate a digital copy of it.

I am attempting to find the maiden name of his Spouse, Rachel, and hope that that might be noted on his gravestone.


PS. - my research indicates his full name was "John David Evans", born in 1688 in Corwen, Merionethshire, Wales. This information comes from the LDS website. LDS states he died in 1762 however that conflicts with the information that you gleaned from his gravestone.
Added by junk stuff on Oct 18, 2017 9:01 PM
David Helfrich
Ella S. Meredith Gordon
I would be happy to transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 40312409 - Ella S. Meredith Gordon - to you. I have no relationship to her other than my living near the cemetery, and you obviously know more about her than I do. Let me know if you'd like the transfer. Thank you.
Added by David Helfrich on Sep 26, 2017 2:57 PM
Glen Swartz
Memorial# 116047261
Dear Carol,

Thank you very much for creating this record.

Could you add the middle name Hagan?

I found his full name listed in the Annual Catalogue of Officers and Students of the University at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Theological Department., 1861.

Sincerely, Glen Swartz
Added by Glen Swartz on Sep 20, 2017 11:54 AM
Eldred Pickett
RE: Anna Benya photo
You're very welcome - glad to help!
Added by Eldred Pickett on Sep 04, 2017 5:12 PM
Suzanne Sheaffer
Grave #104191041
Thank you for taking a photo of the gravestone for Helen LeGora Kauffman Shaffer Sheaffer
Find a Grave #104191041

Her parents are Charles William Shaffer (1879 - 1948) and Jessie M Kauffman (1888-1967).

Did you photograph all the gravestones in the cemetary? (or could they be located there)
Added by Suzanne Sheaffer on Sep 04, 2017 4:43 PM
Deborah Rudy
This one will take more research. The Mennonite file card referred to for parents and birth/death dates doesn't exactly agree with other sources. The Lang/Long family history by Wm Long, for one. I'll need to spend some time researching and sorting out what is most likely to be correct. Thanks for the info. There are so many different Anna Maries and Johnnes/John in Bethel at that time with the same last names! Langs married both sides of my Bethel Twp. family: Rudy and Shaffer.
Added by Deborah Rudy on Aug 06, 2017 3:55 PM
Denny Super-Witwer
Just wanted to say thank you for all of your additions. I've been going thru many obits for the old Reading Eagle's and I've been updated info. on memorials and adding those that have no memorial. I've added you as a friend as you have many memorials that I've been sending updates to. Thanks again for your hard work!!
Added by Denny Super-Witwer on Jul 18, 2017 4:18 PM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Re:: Your memorial for Lewis H. Moyer
Good Morning Carol & Pete,

I recently sent you a request asking for your assistance in fixing an error, not removing accurate data.

What I was asking of you, was to link Lewis' 2 children to my memorial for Lewis H. Moyer, #50100224, created March 23, 2010, and then remove your duplicate memorial for him, #137814820, created Oct. 26, 2014.

I also asked if before deleting your memorial, if you would be kind enough to repost your tombstone photo's onto my memorial, so your photo is not lost.

I also have spent many hours walking cemeteries and photographing 100's of tombstones, and know what effort, time and hard work it takes to post these photos. But, I love doing it, as I'm sure you do too.

I hope this clears up the matter, and Thanks for listening,

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Jul 10, 2017 6:49 AM
Ronald E. F. Hoskins
Thanks for transferring my great grandfather to me....(Sheller)....
Ron Hoskins
Added by Ronald E. F. Hoskins on Jul 08, 2017 5:47 PM
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