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|Wilma Ann (#47004990)|
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As a child, I took it in stride to visit cemeteries with my great-grandmother, my grandparents, and my parents. It was a ritual of sorts, stopping by to pay respects to those who had passed on, leaving garden flowers, then pulling in somewhere along the way back home to enjoy perhaps a hot dog or an ice cream cone. In my own way, I still do this. Thanks to all who have added photographs and tokens to my contributed pages!|
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As a Kleintop descendent, I am interested how or if you found an actual tombstone or was it a record you found that placed Christophel in that cemetery. I never could find those older records or tombstones and just assumed they were lost. Thank you so much for your work. Pat McCormick
|Pat McCormick||Christopl Kleintop|
|C Robbins Steger||Earl Swayze|
My great aunt, Caroline "Kay" Keep, married Earl. I have a photo of their wedding announcement but cannot add it because there are 5 photos already posted.
Aunt Kay suffered from multiple sclerosis and died 1983 in Flagler Beach, Florida. I believe she was cremated. I cannot locate her death certificate to verify this. I'm assuming if she had been buried next to Earl, her stone and information would have been added to this Cemetery database.
|C Robbins Steger||Charles and Anna Kopetzy|
Hi, thanks for posting my great grandparents grave info. Can you take photos of their actual stones/niche? Thanks so much!
|Jim Ottmer||James A Heaton 69138499|
I see that you have posted a photo on his memorial page. I have that he married Sarah Jennette Camp on 26 Aug 1862. What might you know about her?
|James See||Abraham A. Oberholtzer|
I am on the Board of Trinity Cemetery of Telford (http://trinitycemeterytelford.org/), previously Trinity UCC Cemetery. Our paper records were converted to an Access file and a grid layout in CAD files starting in 2010. In 2014 I took over maintenance of the files. Starting 2015 I converted the CAD files to Excel and started a grave-by-grave comparison of the grid layout to the Access data. Then I started a grave-by-grave comparison of the headstones to the Access file. I'm about 80% done. It's been quite an experience.
I have run against an interesting situation with Abraham A. Oberholtzer. All of our designations are specified as row-lot-grave. David's reference is only row 18, lot 1. That just happens to be the Fenstermacher mausoleum with the earliest death being 1903. All the people in the mausoleum have grave numbers associated with them. I found Abraham in Find A Grave to be in the St. Johns Cemetery in Bangor, PA. So here's my "educated" guess. I suspect that when Abraham died in 1913 he was placed in the Fenstermacher mausoleum (friends?) to hold until his mausoleum was complete, then later moved. Our cemetery would have been called Trinity Reformed Church Cemetery at that time. We have no record of him being moved, but it was at a time when such details might not have seemed important to record in our records. Plus there was a fire in the 1950's that destroyed some records. Supposedly they were able to cobble together the missing information.
So as the person who recorded this in Find A Grave I was hoping that you might be able to shed some light on this. If not, we will get the key from the family and open the mausoleum to see if there is a block for him.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Trinity Cemetery of Telford
|piratesmate||# 27382315 Catherine Allabaugh Oberholtzer|
Thank you so much for your work in creating & maintaining memorials. If you'd like, I have a brief bio I got for Catherine Allabaugh/Allebach Oberholtzer. I picked it up at the Mennonite Heritage Center from the publication:
Deaths in the Skippack Region; by Hannah Benner Roach; published Montgomery County Historical Society Bulletin, Vols VIII-XI.
No. 581 Old Widow Oberholtzer died in Salford 20 Dec 1842. Born about 1764 she was Catherine Allabaugh, widow of Jacob Oberholtzer, b 5 Sept 1767; d 16 Oct 1836, son of John & Ursula Oberholtzer. He is buried in Vincent Cemetery, Chester County & she is buried at Lower Skippack Mennonite. They had first lived in Hatfield twp, removing to Chester Co. Issue: Catherine who married 1st John Swartz and 2nd John Rosenberger; John who married Catherine Waters; David married Mary Hunsberger; Lena wife of Daniel Cassel; Jacob who married Catherine Anglemoyer; Michael who married 1st Elizabeth Anglemoyer and 2nd Polly Loux; Hannah who was the 2nd wife of Daniel Cassel above; Anna, wife of Peter Hunsberger and Joseph who married Catherine Cline. (Descendants of Jacob Oberholtzer p90)
|Cindy Guerin||Spanish Teacher Swayze|
I had a Miss Swayze as a Spanish teacher at Woodbury, NJ HS and was wondering if any connection- she was a redhead and feisty and I can still speak Spanish many years later so Good Job Miss Swayze -my German-not so much
|Starfishin||RE: #55388699 Brown|
Thank you for the thank you.
I don't ask for credit, although I have contributed more than a thousand obits and background bio info to memorials maintained by other people. I find it interesting, and often challenging, and I like seeing things complete.
It does seem odd to me how often people use these additions to the memorials they manage without a credit or even a thank you. Do they think it diminishes their work to note that someone added to it or helped them? I was feeling a little grumpy about it this morning, and then I saw your note.
My mother always used to say "Remember to say thank you for saying thank you." So THANK YOU for saying thank you. It made my day.
|Jason Millard||RE: Thora Leas|
Hi Wilma Ann,
I was able to contact the foster home, its still operational today. The information was similar to what I knew, but more exact. Thanks again!
Thora's parents are my focus now, Emma and Anders. I've found Emma(90% certain) but Anders who apparently died mid 1890's is nowhere to be found.
Do you recall any talk of Thora's mom and dad?
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