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Neil D Scheidt (#47099775)
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My particular areas of interest are Berks, Montgomery, Schuylkill, Chester, Montour and Lehigh Counties in Pennsylvania. My strongest passion is to locate and honor all war veterans who sacrificed years of their youth,healthy lives and sometimes their adulthood. They must never be forgotten.
All of my entries to findagrave have been added with honor, one by one!

Hello Neil,

Thank you for contacting Find A Grave in regard to making changes and corrections.
We have increased our requirements regarding documentation in order to improve the accuracy of information available on Find A Grave.
They will need to send documentation for the update (i.e. link to website, official paperwork, source, documents, etc.) as to where this information was located. You, as a manager, can determine if the information is substantial.
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Many contributors are speculating on burial locations of old pioneer family members with no proof of burial. This may be encouraged by contributors who will not link to memorials listed as unknown cemetery. This practice is very deceiving for serious researchers who will be misguided in their research for accurate results. It also is misleading for those requesting gravesite photos. Without proper burial records, I may chose to decline family links.

Please consider that the information given in memorials is not only provided by the memorial manager but also by others through edit requests which cannot always be verified. These edit requests could also be added without the review of the memorial manager if not acknowledged in a given time period.

Please do not assume a middle name by suggesting a surname. I will not add without some official record such as obituary, death, burial, birth record,tombstone or individual's signature. Middle initials on tombstones with first letter of mother's surname are seldom the actual baptized middle name which many incorrectly add as fact. Such initials are also often redundant with maiden names. I prefer to display names as they are most commonly perceived by skilled researchers and/or as they appear on the tombstone.

My thanks and devotion to you who are courteous, polite and appreciative. Those who are rude, demanding and condescending, are not in the best interests of findagrave principles.

My Patriots of the Revolution include:
George Herbst 1712, George Dry 1725, Johannes Koch 1725, Jacob VanReed 1726, Michael Bauer 1729, Daniel Guldin 1735, Johann Christian Scheidt 1736, Michael DeLong 1739, Phillip mathias 1740, Bernhard Eitel 1745, Michael Krebs 1744, Henrich Knauss 1746, John De Turck 1747, Marmaduke Von Buskirk 1750, John Grant 1754, Sebastian Koch 1757, John Breidegam 1757, William Krumrath(Cronrath). My Loyalist who fought for the British is Christian Flicker.
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RE: Memorial #165770139 Thomas Murphy
Thanks Neil.

I see you added the info for his mother and brother Richard. I will add some more info to those memorials.

Thanks again,

Added by banjotreemd on Mar 24, 2017 8:18 PM
Memorial #165770139 Thomas Murphy
Thomas Murphy, Lt. 88th NY co A. Killed at Fredericksburg 13 December 1862. He was my great great grandfather's brother. Their other brother, Richard Murphy, sgt, 88th NY Co A, also killed at Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862.

Neither are documented as being interred at Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Do you have documentation that Thomas is buried at FNC?if so, I would be very interested. Both Richard and Thomas likely buried there as unknowns, I would guess.

BTW, memorial# 108059290 is their mother, Honora Murphy.
They were both born in the Parish of Tallow, County Waterford Ireland.

Added by banjotreemd on Mar 24, 2017 6:51 PM
RE: 47830187: Abraham Schmutz
After writing you, I also wrote (e-mailed) the creator of Barbara's page, wondering if he might know the best way to clear this up. (It's early to have heard back from him yet.)
Your Abraham above looks to be Barbara's grandson through her son John, whereas the D.A.R. has recognized her son Matthias and his son Abraham for "PATRIOTIC SERVICE" because they each "PAID SUPPLY TAX, 1783" ( Besides repeats of given names, there are several variant surname spellings to search there, including mine, and only some are descendants of the 1742 Philadelphia immigrant Abraham, spouse of Barbara.

Thanks for all your work, and I'm very impressed at your speed getting back to me!! Let me know if you want to work on this some more sometime.
Added by weSmoot on Mar 24, 2017 3:47 PM
47830187: Abraham Schmutz
The Abraham Schmutz (1764 - 1792) [#47830187] as described at this site is NOT the spouse of Barbara Schmutz (1715 - 1789) [#114410001], but he is a grandson of hers.

Here's an obvious disconnect from Barbara's site:
"In 1735, she married Abraham Schmutz c1697-Mar 1776. They arrived in America on the Ship Francis and Elizabeth on 21 Sep 1742 and then settled in Lebanon, PA in 1744." She can't be marrying #47830187 in 1735 if he's not born until 1764!

I could go on, but I'm more interested in how we straighten this out. I'm a longtime researcher of Abraham who is correctly described above as arriving on the "Francis and Elizabeth," etc.

I can be reached at if you'd prefer to pursue this offline instead of in public.

-Wayne Smoot
Stratford, NJ
Added by weSmoot on Mar 24, 2017 2:42 PM
RE: Annie Snyder Leinbach
Oh wow! That's amazing! Thank you so much!
Added by SHuyett on Mar 24, 2017 7:51 AM
Annie Snyder Leinbach
Hi Neil,
A lot of my Huyett ancestors come from Berks. I'm grateful for all the work you've done to record the cemeteries there. I'm trying to figure out if Annie Snyder Leinbach is the daughter of Henry Snyder and Mary Elizabeth H Huyett. In your memorial, you italicized Snyder, so I'm not sure if you were guessing or if you know that was her married name. Do you have any if those were her parents?
The memorial is # 131824184.

Thanks for any insight you might have!
Added by SHuyett on Mar 23, 2017 10:51 PM
Steve Swoyer
Nicholas Schweyer
Are you familiar with the work/article written by Sara Kistler Brown .... "The Descendants of Nicholas Schweyer"?

May find you will need to revise your family trees. I've verified her work. Top notch. Be glad to share.
Added by Steve Swoyer on Mar 23, 2017 1:26 PM
Nancy Noll Kolinski
Daniel Hoffman Weinhold
Hello, Neil. I am the 3rd great grand-daughter of Daniel Hoffman Weinhold (1829-1886) Memorial# 78622540.

I am planning to visit the cemetery in April and called them to find out the location of his grave. Charles Evans says that he is not buried there, only his wife, Carolina Cooper Weinhold, and his brother, John Hoffman Weinhold. I am wondering why you have listed him as buried there, as I would like to locate and photograph his headstone if possible: I am trying to document as many members of my family as I can. Thanks for any help you can give.

- Nancy Noll Kolinski
Added by Nancy Noll Kolinski on Mar 23, 2017 10:39 AM
RE: Dryville
Thanks, Neil I didn't realize I made a double, When I searched I didn't find for some reason.
Added by Jeffrey72 on Mar 23, 2017 6:21 AM
Tim H
RE: Memorial# 47350288
Those coordinates link to a place in Ohio. Daniel is buried somewhere in Muhlenberg Township, in Berks County, PA.
Added by Tim H on Mar 22, 2017 10:06 PM
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