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Karen Hess (#46908083)
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Bio Photo I am 50+ years old, and have lived in Gettysburg, PA most of my life. I enjoy computers, painting, and solving puzzles - one of my favorite puzzles is finding missing pieces of information in my genealogy research.

My direct family lines include: Schriver, Cool, Scott, Bream, Brewer, Adams, Dennis, Orndorff. I'm also maintaining a family tree for my husband's family that includes: Hess, Knox, McIntire, Miller, Rebert, McCleaf, Biesecker and Sanders.

In November 2012, I volunteered to be Registrar for the Gettysburg High School Alumni Association. Starting with the first graduates from the class of 1887, our membership has grown to over 18,700 alumni, including over 4,000 who have passed on. It is my goal to link them all together in a virtual cemetery and to honor each deceased alumni with a flower on Find A Grave. As of July 2017, I have flowered over 3,400 Alumni memorials.

When sending edits, please DO NOT send obituaries copied from newspapers. Please write an appropriate BIOGRAPHY, omitting living family members. I try to follow the Find A Grave rules (even though not everyone does obviously) and will not add obituaries as-is.


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 • 1,798 Memorials Added
 • 2,020 Memorials Managed
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 • 2,096 Photos
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 • 17 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 3,448 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
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Amy Hunt, Babylady 3, Cate, deb, Genealogy Resea..., Harry Senft, Jennifer Schriv..., Jim Wierman, Just another ta..., Karl Stelly, Maryanne61, Max, Mike Hahn, RCM, Scott Hunt, T.E. Brewer
Messages left for Karen Hess (52)[Leave Message]
Dale
Ida Catherine Dillman Wormley/Samuel D Jones
I received an email from CD Wormley. He says that Ida was his mother and according to the dates she would have been 8 years old when Samuel Jones was born.
Here is the message I received.
Greetings,

Find A Grave contributor CDW has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Samuel Jones.
Link to memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130004644
Link to contributor profile: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=49342148
Suggestion:

You are listed as the contributor for information on Find A Grave about Samuel Jones' mother being Ida Catherine Dillman Wormley. Ida is my mother and I am sure that she never gave birth to any boy when she was 8 years old. Ida was born in 1909 and Samuel Jones is listed as born in 1918 Nor any other year until I was born in 1938.
Samuel D Jones = Find A Grave Memorial# 130004644
Ida's number is - Find A Grave Memorial# 137752053
If you need to get in touch with CD Wormley his email is - cwormley@cox.net
Added by Dale on Aug 07, 2017 6:46 PM
Kathy Martin
William knox eckert and Annie V
Hi Karen. I have William Knox Eckert Married to an Annie V but his sister is also Annie V Eckert. can you shed some light on this for me please? both his sister and his wife show Catherine eckert for a mother so either he married his sister or i'm thoroughly confused. thanks!
Added by Kathy Martin on Jul 31, 2017 7:50 PM
Genealogy Nut
Harold Sharpe
Thank you for telling me about the duplicate for Harold Sharpe. It has been deleted.
Added by Genealogy Nut on Jun 25, 2017 2:02 PM
Peggy Smith Utz
Re. Nellie Marcella Andrew Smith
There needs to be 3 more children added.
Dorothy M. Smith Gochenaur (B:1929) (Living)
Mary Louise Smith Felix (B: 1930)(Living)
Catherine Viola Smith Felix Harner (B:1931) (D: 8/22/1927)
Could you please update or tell me how I can do it.
Peggy Smith Utz
gmupsu@embarqmail.com
Added by Peggy Smith Utz on Jun 14, 2017 12:00 PM
Peggy Smith Utz
Biesecker
Hi Karen,

I was just wondering if the Biesecker you listed, lived any where near: Cashtown, Orrtanna or McKnightstown.
I had some distant relatives by that name that lived in those areas.
Peggy Utz Smith
gmupsu@embarqmail.com
Added by Peggy Smith Utz on Jun 13, 2017 12:07 PM
Peggy Smith Utz
My Dad
Thank you so much for adding flowers to my dad's grave site. I just got done a heritage on my dad's side:SMITH, his mom's side:Andrew and my mom's moms side: (Marshall) and her dad's side: Hartlaub
Added by Peggy Smith Utz on May 25, 2017 7:23 AM
Amy Hunt
RE: Laura A Sheads photo - move to correct memorial
Hi Karen!

I think I got this sorted out correctly but please check my work if you have a chance. Appreciate all your work.

Amy
Added by Amy Hunt on Jan 25, 2017 5:12 PM
B J
Mary J Page
Karen, thanks for the edits and the paperwork validating your information. I am sure your dedication has touched many lives. BJ
Added by B J on Jan 16, 2017 11:03 AM
LWeikert
Location Within The Cemetery Of A Grave Marker
Karen,

Would you be able to tell me the location within Evergreen Cemetery of the grave marker for William H. Weikert and his wife Lucinda Weikert. I was just in the cemetery the other day looking for the grave site and could not find it.

Thank you for your help.

Lindley Weikert
lindleyweikert@gmail.com
Added by LWeikert on Apr 09, 2016 9:35 PM
AmyKimSto
Mahlon Artman Hartley
Was just on Mahlon´s memorial. What a nice gesture from his high school alumni association in Gettysburg.

Regards, Amy (Mahlon is my cousins´ grandfather)
Added by AmyKimSto on Feb 02, 2016 12:24 PM
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