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Allen Monasmith (#46880788)
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Bio Photo Retired mechanical engineer with an interest in genealogy since 1976, and a home computer since 1986.

My sister first got me interested in our family history when she copied some old photos and sent them out to the family as part of her "1776 Bicentennial celebration". After years of research, we haven't found any ancestors who were rich or famous, but the real story we uncovered is better than anything we could have made up.

I'm interested in:
Beaver, Billman, Bower, Curran, Darlington, Dugger, Loy, Lupfer, McClure, McCormick, Monasmith, Pflanz, Pollard and Schlott. Spellings vary.

Monasmith is of German origin, and many Manneschmidt households can be found today in the German state of Hessen. In America, the name has been re-spelled as Mahnenschmidt, Monasmith, Monesmith, Monismith, Monosmith and several other variations. Although not gifted in spelling, we are all cousins. We are all descended from Christian Mahnenschmidt (1680-1746), who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1719.

I have been working on the families of Perry County, and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for several years now. As a result, I have registered several hundred graves there that are not related to my families, and I would be happy to transfer to any relative. Note: Prior to 1820, Perry County was part of Cumberland County.

I'm also working on memorials for the alumni of Frankfurt American High School, and for the Class of 1961 of Wichita High School North. Old friends are not forgotten.

On memorials, I like to see photos of the person taken when they were young, as well as later in life.

Then we need one close-up photo of the grave marker, and a wide-angle shot to show the whole monument or adjacent graves. All of us owe a deep debt of gratitude to the photo volunteers who are helping to preserve history through their work.

For the genealogists, I like to add scans of the public documents that chronicle the events of the person's life: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Census Records, etc. A $5 donation will increase the photo limit to accommodate this trove of original source materials.

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RE: Mary Virginia
You are so very welcome for the memorial transfer.
I have her full obituary if you need to see.

Take care,
Sorry for the slow response to your request. I had to travel to Oho for my mother's funeral services.
Added by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2017 6:12 PM
Monasmith Family
Hi, Was Happy to see someone else interested in my family. Valoise Roosa is my Great Grandmothers Father :)
Added by Katiejay53 on Apr 22, 2017 10:40 AM
RE: Roger and Kathryn Van Duyn
You're welcome
Added by Frogman on Mar 25, 2017 3:44 PM
Rick Nelson
RE: Susanna Monasmith Smallsreed
Allen, the photo caption also names her three children buried beside her; ages 2, 3, 9.
Added by Rick Nelson on Mar 11, 2017 12:05 PM
Vannessa Petersen
Wichita High School North
Good Evening,
My name is Vannessa (nee Burns) Petersen. I was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma and lived there until my parents moved to Wichita in 1950. I graduated from Wichita High School North in 1965. I visited your virtual cemetery and was amazed to find so many of the teachers that have memorials with their pictures. To see those pictures brought back a lot of wonderful memories for me. I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am and very appreciative for your taking the time to post pictures on their memorials. May God richly bless you for all the work and time to the Find A Grave website. It has helped me find a lot of my ancestors for which I have created a family tree on for my grandchildren.
Many Blessings!
Vannessa Petersen
Added by Vannessa Petersen on Feb 20, 2017 8:13 PM
Rick Nelson
RE: John George Monasmith
Thanks for the link to Levi Mahnesmith (171st ONG Co F, killed at Kellar's Bridge) and the two other Levi's in the extended family. The other link clarifies Corp. Joseph Monasmith, 2nd OVC Co. B; there is a Western Reserve Chronicle article Nov. 2, 1864, Pg. 2, on a wound he received in the finger at Front Royal, on Sept. 21, '64.
Added by Rick Nelson on Feb 15, 2017 8:11 AM
Brenda G.
Nova Rose - 96325777
Thank you for the picture you posted on Nova's memorial, as well as the info you shared. Nova was married to my uncle, who passed just a couple of months ago. I have corrected her maiden name on her memorial.
I appreciate your contributions to Find A Grave!
Added by Brenda G. on Jan 08, 2017 8:04 PM
Brian Backes
Bertha Monesmith #13255970
Hi Allen, I have been doing some research on some of the older “residents” of the cemetery in my hometown, Glenburn, North Dakota. There is a grave for Bertha Canter Monesmith. Her obituary states she was the wife of Gussie Monesmith, who I believe to be August Monesmith, whose memorial you have added an obituary to. The obituary does not mention a first wife but they were only married about 6 months, 63 years before his death, so I really wouldn’t expect her to be mentioned.

I am going to put in an edit to link her to his memorial. If you know she is not August’s wife, please let me know and I will have the link removed.

Best regards, Brian Backes
Added by Brian Backes on Jan 06, 2017 5:19 PM
RE: Sarah Leonard Roddy
My husband is related by way of the Lightners. Thanks for pointing out my duplicate entry of Moses Lightner - I was obviously into the eggnog!
Added by Sue on Dec 14, 2016 5:13 PM
Judith Darling Clifton Menzel
RE: Robert Hughes
Done, and I'll get with my cousins and get some birth place info
Added by Judith Darling Clifton Me... on Dec 05, 2016 4:49 PM
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