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Joe Chando (#47476296)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother passed away in 2011. Fortunately for me she had everything written down so it gave me a good head start. My wife did not have much on her family so I started looking to see how much I could find on her family.
I found out early on the only way to do this was to walk the entire cemetery and try to link each person back. Doing it this way I was able to find relatives that I wouldn't have been able find otherwise. Family plots give a lot of clues about the family that are not obvious otherwise.
I am happy to add any family information since it makes it easier for others to find the memorial, any bio information should be written so it can be copied over. Please use the edit tab and the Suggest a correction link when sending information or requesting a transfer, it makes it easier and reduces the chance of an error. If you are looking for a response to any questions, please provide an email address.

Any gravestone pictures I've posted may be used for non-commercial use, family trees, Ancestry, etc. Credit should be noted with the picture.

Please do not post death certificates to my memorials, rather enter the transcribed information through the edit tab. If I wanted the death certificate on the memorial, I would have put it there myself.

On Bio's
MCOI Morning Call Obituary Index
EEOI Easton Express Obituary Index
PADI Pennsylvania Department of Health Death Index
PADC Pennsylvania Death Certificate
PAML Pennsylvania County Marriage License
Cemetery's Photographed:
Riegelsville Union Cemetery, Riegelsville, Bucks County, PA 2011
Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2012
Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2012
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2013
Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2013
Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Alpha, Warren County, NJ 2013
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2013
Fairview Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2013
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton County, PA 2014
Saint Andrews Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton County, PA 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton County, PA 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton County, PA 2014
Gethsemane Cemetery of Saint Mary's, Catasauqua, Lehigh County, PA 2014
Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua (Whitehall Twp), Lehigh County, PA 2015
Saint Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Fullerton, Lehigh County, PA 2016
Resurrection Cemetery aka Our Lords Ascension Polish National Catholic Church Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016.
Saint Michael and Saint Andrew Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016

Current Project:
I have come across a number of books from the Lutheran Church spanning about 50 years. These books have a number of obituaries and bio's that I am currently going through and posting so the information will not be lost. Those memorials can be found here.
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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Rev.Ernst Kuhlmann
I'm grateful for the birth information. Are you related? If so, do you want me to transfer? I'm happy to do so, just send your Find A Grave# and his number

I am mostly a photographer of whole cemeteries.


Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Aug 17, 2017 9:28 AM
Nina Teal
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 94423275
Thank you very much for doing so. Many of our family photos were exposed to a rainstorm when moving. Thanks again!
Added by Nina Teal on Aug 15, 2017 3:51 AM
Daisy E Conrad Bergen
Daisy E Conrad Bergen was also married to John Laudenslager

Added by Matt on Aug 09, 2017 6:08 PM
Pete Giannotti
nd A Grave Memorial# 128208560
John Wasco is my uncle he was married to my mother's sister Lucy Kocher. I have edited the link to her find a grave site , since she was buried in Alaska. I would appreciate it id you could transfer my uncles find a grave memorial # 128208560 to me Thanks

Peter Giannotti Member #47350915
Added by Pete Giannotti on Aug 06, 2017 11:37 PM
Nina Teal
Find A Grave Memorial# 94423275
Thank you for making the Memorial for my extended family including my Great Aunt Sophie. Find A Grave Memorial# 94423275

I wondered if we are related, or if this is your wife's family, making her related to me as well.

Added by Nina Teal on Aug 01, 2017 9:17 AM
C Robbins Steger
Looking for Susan Edinger
Hi Joe,
I came across the Susan V Edinger Calvin gravestone with the link to Mr Calvin's gravestone. Even though he remarried (to Susan) he was buried with his first wife, who died in 1872.

Susan was married to Edward H. Robbins and they divorced around 1877. He moved to Michigan and Susan moved back home with her parents, Abraham and Susan. At the time she had two children: John K Robbins and my great-grandfather, William S Robbins. The Edinger family church was Riegelsville and my great grandfather continued to attend until his death in 1903.

I have no other info on Susan after this. The timeframe for her to marry Mr Calvin fits, but it looks like you may have additional info on the Calvin family.

Any help is appreciated,
Added by C Robbins Steger on Jul 10, 2017 7:03 AM
L Ferree
Albert Benze
Thanks for the edit for Albert Benze's place of death. I like to confirm edits before accepting them, and I am having trouble documenting this. Would you mind sending me your source?
Added by L Ferree on Jul 06, 2017 7:31 AM
Rosemarie Kanusky
RE: Mary Martavis Polaha
Joe, I may have jumped the gun on the spelling of Mary's maiden name. I took the "u" spelling from son Frank's marriage license. I see The Morning Call obit uses the "a," as does Mary's death certificate.

I believe Mary was born in what was then Austria-Hungarian empire, based on her son William's death certificate. That document also lists her maiden name as Madurus (a variant that I didn't find in the Slovak Pride database either).

Mary's death certificate says she was born in Czechoslovakia.

I confess that haven't checked the Slovak church records on FamilySearch for Mary.
Added by Rosemarie Kanusky on Jul 04, 2017 5:22 PM
Dan Oh
Susan CP Weaver

you sent me an edit to link her husband. I have added the obits (click on the for publication and date) and updated the death date on both.

Good luck with your research.
Added by Dan Oh on Jun 28, 2017 6:37 AM
J Hopp
RE: Florence Schoeneberger
Respectfully, I believe the maiden name of Florence Schoeneberger is Cunningham and her parents were William J Cunningham and Susan Sabina Louisa Trankley.

Florence M Cunningham and Florence M Loper are 2 distinctly different people. They each have their own death certificate. They were born in different parts of PA, clear across the state of PA. Their birth years are somewhat close (1877 and 1883, respectively) but the date they died is significantly different (1915 and 1962, respectively).

The oddity is the marriage license (20 Nov 1912) and certificate (23 Nov 1912). I believe Thomas Daniel Schoeneberger had incorrect information or lied. How he wouldn't know the maiden name of his fiancee is beyond me, but all the information, besides bride's last name and name of bride's parents, matches that of Florence M Cunningham.

Florence Cunningham, her parents, and her husband, Thomas Daniel Schoeneberger, are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Lehigh County (EAST part of PA). Her death certificate shows she died in 1962... the same date as on the gravestone. It also shows her parents as Cunningham and Trankley and it shows her birth year as 1883, again matching the gravestone.

Florence Loper's father was married previously to Mary Elizabeth Turner. Her name was Susan. Susan died in 1867, 10 years before Florence Loper was born in 1877. The Lopers are all from Crawford County (northWEST part of PA). The parents (Abram, Susan, Mary) are buried in Crawford County. Florence Loper's husband, Herbert Fisher is buried in Allegheny County (southWEST part of PA). I was unable to find the grave of Florence M Fisher (nee Loper).

Blue skies,
J Hopp
Added by J Hopp on Jun 16, 2017 10:46 PM
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