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Neil D Scheidt (#47099775)
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My particular areas of interest are Berks, Montgomery, Schuylkill, Chester, Montour and Lehigh Counties in Pennsylvania. My strongest passion is to locate and honor all war veterans who sacrificed years of their youth,healthy lives and sometimes their adulthood. They must never be forgotten.
All of my entries to findagrave have been added with honor, one by one!
Hello Neil,
Thank you for contacting Find A Grave in regard to making changes and corrections.We have increased our requirements regarding documentation in order to improve the accuracy of information available on Find A Grave. They will need to send documentation for the update (i.e. link to website, official paperwork, source, documents, etc.) as to where this information was located. You, as a manager, can determine if the information is substantial.
If you need additional assistance, please feel free to reply to this message.
Sincerely, Marie Administrator
Accepting or rejecting information is up to the manager's discretion. We ask that you respect their decision and not submit the same edits multiple times. If there are any edits or corrections to cemetery locations or biographies, please send them directly to with proper documentation of the information, and we will be happy to make the necessary changes.
Sincerely, Marie Administrator
You are well within your rights to keep your memorial if it's the original memorial for that person. However, if you don't have any documents verifying this person was buried in this location, and someone else has pointed out that there are no records of him being buried in this location, you should change the memorial to be a Burial Unknown for the burial information until you find the correct burial location. You can make a note in the biography section for him indicating where you believe he may be buried, but the actual burial location section of the memorial should only include information that you are sure about.
Sincerely, Janea-Administrator
Do not be hasty to criticize what you consider to be inaccurate data. Consider that the information given in memorials is not only provided by the memorial manager but also by others through edit requests which cannot always be verified and therefore may be inaccurate. As of July 2017, I have approved 10,200 direct edit requests and countless more through other correspondence. Changes may also be added without the review of the memorial manager if not acknowledged in a given time period. This process is subject to revision as long as the memorial exists. And well beyond the term of the memorial manager. Be respectful that the burial was located. Ultimate accuracy of deceased is the responsibility of you and any others interested.

Please do not assume a middle name by suggesting a surname. I will not add without a baptism record, their personal signature or carved in full on tombstone. Middle initials on tombstones with first letter of mother's surname are seldom the actual baptized middle name which many incorrectly add as fact, a practice which only recently became more popular. Such initials are also often redundant with maiden names. I prefer to display names as they are most commonly perceived by skilled researchers and/or as they appear on the tombstone.

My thanks and devotion to you who are courteous, polite and appreciative. Those who are rude, demanding and condescending, don't call me, I'll call you.

My Patriots of the Revolution include:
George Herbst 1712, George Dry 1725, Johannes Koch 1725, Jacob VanReed 1726, Michael Bauer 1729, Daniel Guldin 1735, Johann Christian Scheidt 1736, Michael DeLong 1739, Phillip mathias 1740, Bernhard Eitel 1745, Michael Krebs 1744, Henrich Knauss 1746, John De Turck 1747, Marmaduke Von Buskirk 1750, John Grant 1754, Sebastian Koch 1757, John Breidegam 1757, William Krumrath(Cronrath). My Loyalist who fought for the British is Christian Flicker.
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Wratten Family
Thomas Rattan
This Memorial# 176067378, buried in Muncie's Beech Grove Cemetery, appears to be the same person as Memorial# 38647052, Thomas Rhoten, buried in Putnam County's Beach Grove Cemetery.

Both enlisted as a private in the Pennsylvania Continential Army. He enlisted for three years in November 1776 in Northumberland Co., PA and was discharged in Brown Co., Ohio.

Both have Hannah Anderson as his wife.

Since the family's last name was spelled multiple ways as Wratten, Rattan, Rutten, Rhoden, Wroughton, and Rowden (to name a few), it would be easy to confuse them. However, Thomas Rattan lived his final days in Putnam County, Indiana, & one can assume he would be buried there instead of in Muncie.

I checked Muncie's Beech Grove Cemetery website & searched for the name. According to their records, Thomas was not buried there under any of the last name spellings.

Can you delete your entry or merge it with Memorial# 38647052?

Thank you,
Sharon Wratten

Added by Wratten Family on Sep 24, 2017 6:21 PM
Tim Gruber
RE: Leonard Rishel # 47803404
Ref. Email: You misinterpreted my analogy. The person I was addressing was acting as if the deceased's memorial was their own private webpage and I had intruded upon it by adding a picture.

Similarly some people act as if a memorial they created is theirs to hold onto forever and that they should never transfer it even if they have no actual connection to deceased and they were simply the person who created the memorial before anyone else did. To me it's just being petty and self centered and just the opposite of being helpful to others.

I have no such misgivings and I have no compulsion to act as some kind of guardian like some I've encountered (including one unrelated control freak that has my ancestor married to his niece and will not correct it). I've transferred many memorials at the drop of a hat and a friend of mine will transfer just about any memorials he has as long as the person has a connection to the deceased. He's even asked people who suggest corrections if they would like to have the memorial transferred to them. We aren't trying to build a fiefdom; we're trying to make find-a-grave better and to help others.

As for Leonard Rishel, I'm very much aware he has thousands of descendents. I've documented a great number of them. I have no problem sharing him with others. But I don't see what the hang up is concerning transferring him to me or anyone else who knows and cares as much or more than I do about him. None of the memorials we create will remain under our control forever. One day we'll all have our own personal memorials.
Added by Tim Gruber on Sep 23, 2017 2:49 AM
RE: Memorial transfer...
UPDATE: I reattached the 7 of the 9 that i had control over, the other 2 i do not maintain so i cannot delete the duplicate since they linked to mine until they oblige your request also.
Added by GHG on Sep 19, 2017 7:22 PM
Tim Gruber
RE: Leonard Rishel # 47803404
Actually three of Leonard's children were linked to him by me a long time ago. But since I didn't and don't have control of his memorial I never worried about it much.

People make duplicates all the time. Sometimes they seem rather deliberate (especially when they are identical) and sometimes by mistake. I've made lots and lots of requests for memorials to be merged especially if the later one has info and pictures the other earlier one doesn't. It's easier to have them merged than try to get one person to get the other person to do this or that and add pictures, etc.

I would say as a direct descendent I would be the best guardian for Leonard's memorial. I'm no spring chicken but I am computer savvy and hopefully will be around for a quite some time. And I'll appreciate your part in this vastly more by transferring his memorial to me rather than trying to hold onto it. I know considerably more about him then you do or have a reason to.

While transferring a memorial can be difficult for some people I usually have no problem with transferring memorials I've created as long as it goes to someone who will take care of it and is a relative. I never feel possessive or the need to hold onto everyone I can. In fact if it's not a relative or in a cemetery I feel any particular interest in I'll even ask if they want the memorial transferred to them.
Added by Tim Gruber on Sep 19, 2017 6:54 PM
Memorial transfer...

Would you consider transferring your "Ganter" and "Gantert" Memorials to my care? I am a direct descendent of 90-95% that you have Memorialized and a "sideways" descendent of the others. If you should so choose to transfer, I thank you in advance and thank you also for creating the Memorials in the first place.

GHG #48160942
Added by GHG on Sep 19, 2017 2:05 PM
Wendy McIntosh
St Peters Lutheran Cemetery in Montour is "Grovania" - it was once called Lazarus Cemetery. There are two web pages and Lazarus says Grovania but if you look at the sign - it is exactly the same as St Peter's. Gary Roberts and I have been trying to get the memorial currently in Lazarus moved so we can close it to prevent confusion.
We are down to 17...
Added by Wendy McIntosh on Sep 17, 2017 5:54 PM
janice poole
Catharina Richards
Dear Neil,
I am helping someone with the above ancestor. Could you answer a few questions for me.

Is there no grave stone for Catharina Richards at Falkner Swamp cemetery?
Could you let me know where you found out your information on her birth and death?

Thank you.
Added by janice poole on Sep 13, 2017 1:59 PM
Tim Gruber
RE: Leonard Rishel # 47803404
If you would please transfer Leonard Rishel's memorial to me. He is my direct ancestor. Thanks, Tim Gruber (#47185765)
Added by Tim Gruber on Sep 13, 2017 5:10 AM
RE: Photo
It's on the memorial. Let me know if you have any problems with it. Be glad to make changes, etc.
Added by abby on Sep 12, 2017 7:01 PM
Tim Gruber
David Powell # 126924824
Please delete this memorial which is clearly a duplicate of # 95804425.
Added by Tim Gruber on Sep 12, 2017 4:59 AM
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