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Lorraine Hopfer Brelsford (#47334311)
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Bio Photo I'm still working on my genealogy, I have been since I was 16 years old. Now that I'm 57 years old, I've had lots of practice looking up my German, English, Dutch, Irish, Welsh, Scot, and Swiss and French ancestors, just to name a few... haw haw
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Bernard Yeatts
RE: Jacob Hoffer
Hi Lorraine,
My husband has Alzheimers and does not do genealogy anymore. I looked at his FTM file to see if I could help, but there are too many Jacobs to determine which one you speak of. I'm sorry I can't help you. Taking care of Bernie has become a full time job for me and I no longer have the time to devote to my own genealogical pursuits.

I wish you all the best in your genealogical adventures.
Pat Yeatts (Bernie's wife)
Added by Bernard Yeatts on Jun 01, 2017 2:18 PM
Just happened to be looking to see if there was a listing for cems up there when I saw your interest. Anyway, I was just up in Noxen and for sure there is a Methodist and a Baptist church. There is a small cem along Rt. 29 (I want to say 29S) very close to the town. Not sure if it's what you're looking for but wanted to mention it. I did not stop for f/g was not on my itinerary that day. I don't remember which church it was near but caught it driving by.
Added by J.G.B. on Sep 26, 2016 11:24 AM
Rich Stackhouse
RE: Location
I am very sorry, but I live in New Holland and have no idea where the cemetery is. Have you asked anyone in the vicinity? Wish that I could help but can't.
Added by Rich Stackhouse on Jul 13, 2016 6:13 PM
Leah (Wilsey) Millard
RE: Jacob Willsey
Sorry mispoke, the Jenkins Cem is west of Tunk. Don & I looked it over by going down what was then a mowed spot across from the Tyler hospital.
The Wilsey's are in Jackson Cem. The bypass is there now but we used to go to the eastern end of Tunk, cross the creek bridge & then follow the winding road along the river. One day we picked up one of the Carpenter sisters, they lived in a little house just south of the creek bridge. She used to run around with Hazel Wilsey Cook. She tried to find the old Wilsey house but as near as she could tell it was near or on what is/was St Michaels School for Boys, think just before the Falls bridge. The cem is before that on the right.
Every year I always want to go back down but the last time it hadn't been mowed & was full of briar bushes & could hardly get to the stones. Friend who has lots in there says the town only mows it twice a year.
Added by Leah (Wilsey) Millard on Jul 04, 2016 5:22 AM
Leah (Wilsey) Millard
RE: Jacob Willsey
Are we talking Jenkins Cem? This is on Rt 92 out of Tunk toward Osterhout on the right. There is a big Wilsey plot. I tried to make a diagram of it if you are interested. It has some of the Wilsey's in that plot that I still haven't proven exactly how they are tied to our Jacob but just that they are there have to assume they do.
Added by Leah (Wilsey) Millard on Jul 03, 2016 7:56 AM
Kelly Guess
RE: John and Sarah Montanye/Mantanye
I do not know whether their graves are marked. I just know that they have memorials listed as being buried in the Carverton Cemetery in Carverton, PA. I would suggest contacting the Luzerne County Genealogical Society. They have excellent records and resources. They may be able to provide you with answers. Also, I would send a letter to the administrator of the Carverton Cemetery and ask if they have any records on them. I did this with a set of 5th grandparents from another line and found that a great aunt had paid to maintain the graves until her death. Of course, I was looking for the graves on another set of 2nd great grandparents and the cemetery would only give me the plot numbers. They wouldn't even take us to the plot. We think we found the right plots and they were unmarked. Since this grandfather was a veteran, he qualifies for a free headstone. I can't even get the cemetery to tell me how much they will charge me to place it. I guess there isn't enough money in it. I haven't addressed the situation with these particular grandparents yet.
Added by Kelly Guess on Jun 13, 2016 10:02 AM
Barbara Yurs
My information came from the book, The Ancestors and Descendants of James Montaney (1799-1857) by Lois Stewart. I also added John Montayne and his son-in-law, John Horton to my patriot ancestors in the DAR some years ago.
Added by Barbara Yurs on May 31, 2016 12:51 PM
Barbara Yurs
RE: Information
My information came from the book,The Ance
Added by Barbara Yurs on May 31, 2016 12:42 PM

Easier if you send me notes at so I can send other stuff.

Zachariah was James Sickler's father. Four of Zachariah's children were born or baptized in Albany, NY. Check out Zacheriah Scikles in Hoosick, Albany Co. in 1890, Zach Sickels in 1810 Columbia, NY and Zachariah & James Seckler in 1820 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY I left a Sickler file at the Historical Society a long time ago -- most of it is correct although I have found a few mistakes over the years. The Sicklers that came from Ulster/Dutchess Co., NY don't seem to be related.

From Luzerne County, PA, biographies:
EARL SICKLER, farmer, P. O. Orange, was born in Exeter township, February 6, 1825, a son of James and Eliza (Montanye) Sickler, the former born in New York State, the latter in Luzerne county. James was the son of Zachariah Sickler, who came from Germany to this country when a young man, locating in New York State, where he engaged in farming, and accumulated some property by his persistent effort to succeed. He lived to a good old age. His son James removed to this county when about twenty years of age, locating in Exeter township on a farm of 100 acres of unimproved land, which he cultivated with great care, causing the golden grain to succeed the forest. He died in 1863 at the age of sixty-five years. His family consisted of five sons, four of whom are living. The subject of our sketch, the second by birth, always lived in this county and followed farming as his chosen vocation. September 27, 1849, at the age of twenty-seven, he married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Louisa Carscadden. Of this union were born seven children, six of whom are now living: June, Phoebe, Effie, Enoch, Cora and Sarah. In 1872, he removed on his present farm of ninety acres. Mr. Sickler is a general farmer, one whose life has been uneventful. Politically a Republican, he has been honored with some township offices, such as constable, supervisor, etc., all of which he filled with credit to himself and the satisfaction of his constituents.
Added by Scott on Oct 21, 2015 11:36 AM
Rich Stackhouse
RE: Noxen Cemetery
I wish that I could help you, but I live in Lancaster County and am not familiar with Wyoming County cemeteries. I am more familia with cemeteries in Lycoming, Luzerne and Columbia Counties.

From what I am seeeing there is the Noxen Cemetery and the Orcutt Cemetery Also known as: Clark Cemetery, Orcutts Grove Cemetery in Noxen.

I added some Death Certificates and two that I added were interred in the Noxen Cemetery. One needs to be moved as the DC has her internment in the Belmount/Beaumont Cemetery.

Can you call a local funeral home and ask where the cemetery is located? I have done that before. Or check with a church pastor in Noxen as they may know.

Please let me know what you find out:
Added by Rich Stackhouse on Oct 06, 2015 9:03 AM
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