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BAlthouse (#47399768)
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Bio Photo *** If you have information you would like to add for any of the memorials I maintain, please submit data via the ACTUAL "Suggest A Correction" message from the tab on the individuals memorial, and write to me. I will no longer accept "edits" via the respective new tab Find A Grave has added.

For your data, I ask that you please include your source, or provide a copy (link or document) so that I may verify/file, if requested. As I've entered memorials, I've not always had the time to complete/fill in all details, due to time. In this endeavor, it's easy to "chase the squirrel" and get sidetracked. I just haven't gotten back through to all of them. If I have no supporting data, then I'll likely ask you for it. This is key as many memorials are also those of family members, in some shape or form.***
~Thank You!


I've always been interested in history since quite an early age. The interest and desire peaked during my later high school years, where my niche really became apparent. Although, I remain interested in any and all other periods of history, my focus lies around early American western (1840 - 1900's) and the period of our nations endurements of the great world wars (1910 - 1950's).

It was during this time in my education, that my desire to learn/know of my families history was created. As I followed/learned of the history involved with World War Two, I deeply felt a void as I had always known, but never asked/talked to my grandfather about his service during the war, and at that point, would never be able to as he passed 4 years prior.

Time forward to the pending birth of my son. This reinforced/brought back the desire to expand my knowledge of my family history and to completely document it for the eventual knowledge and preservation for my children and future generations to come. I've been researching, investigating, interviewing, documenting and relentlessly working to push the limits to always learn more, to uncover the next piece of information. To date, I've collected and documented into my database 11,846 people and growing. I have found/been in contact with a distant relative who lives only an hour from where I grew up, who has a database for another line of the family, where our two lines meet back in the early 1700's, as well as several other family members that I've connected to through Find A Grave.

Finally, it is this endeavor, that has led me to Find A Grave. Some of my family members had already been documented/memorialized here by the wonderful people who have come before me, to collect, document and remember/pay tribute to those who have passed. Not only the famous, whom are normally the ones memorialized, but everyday, common people. I have joined Find A Grave to lend my hand in extending this database, not only (and eventually) for all those not already listed in my families history, but to help others. I figure, if I'm already going to be driving 10 minutes to hours away to visit and pace a cemetery to find those that I am directly looking for, I can certainly do this for others that remain there and hopefully, help someone else in their endeavor. Especially when I contemplate that a cemetery is in walking distance from my house, and I could easily lend my time and services to help someone else out so easily, instead of them having to make a several hour to several state road trip to make that visit, to find... that relative!

I live in west Texas, but also make trips to the east coast (Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey) and up to Utah.
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Luana Dawn Alger
Florence Emma [Heffner] Meyer # 79392497
I sent in edit suggestions with links to verify her 3 prior marriages and created memorials for her 2nd husband and two infants who died that were born of her... and linked them all to her. I don't understand what you mean by "write me" so I am adding this message to alert you to the SAC's I've sent.

Thanks for all you do!

Luana Dawn Alger
Added by Luana Dawn Alger on Aug 06, 2017 10:28 AM
J. Braziel
WW2 Photo of George Galt
Was doing some research on George W. Galt who served in the 5th Marine Division during World War II. Saw where you had posted a photo of him in his dress blues. If possible, may I get a copy of this photo from you? Certainly appreciate whatever you can provide.


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Created by: Ruth George
Record added: Jul 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113759342
Added by J. Braziel on Jul 26, 2017 1:55 PM
Todd Graybill
Michael Gaydos interment
You have a Michael Gaydos listed as being interred at the St. John's Church's Pearson Street, Auburn, PA (original) cemetery location. I physically searched the cemetery and cannot locate this tombstone. Additionally, since his death was in 2002 (I believe), he probably was interred in the St. John's Church's Rt. 895 location east of Auburn, PA (their "new" cemetery). Do you have access to any explicit information confirming into which cemetery location he was actually interred?
Added by Todd Graybill on Aug 21, 2015 6:50 PM
Shannon Watts Michael
Esther Hill Adams
Thank you for agreeing with my suggested changes on Esther's date of birth and state of birth. Much appreciated.
Added by Shannon Watts Michael on Jul 12, 2015 10:57 AM
John Helfrich
Norman Welder
You have Norman Welders' grave listed as unknown and his wifes' grave as being in Hope cemetery. They're both buried in the Dryville cemetery also known as Christ's Mertz. I posted a picture of their graves as proof.
Added by John Helfrich on Jun 01, 2015 3:53 PM
Helen Golubics Bieber
Hi...could you link her memorial (#128541139) to Friedens Cem in Oley, PA. Also, you might want to check your pending edits as I have submitted several. Thanks
Added by oleyboy on May 31, 2015 4:38 PM
RE: Re:Milton Williams
I am related to some of the Williams people, mostly from south Columbia County and north Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. You are welcome to use any of my photos that I have posted. John
Added by John on Dec 20, 2014 6:00 PM
Chuck Huften
Samuel Whipple b 1643 d 1710/11
After seeing the NEHGS printout of the Rhode Island Vital Records I feel that the death date was read as 1711 and that the writer or his transcriber put it as 1711/12. Sorry for any anxiety I may have created with my "discovery".
Added by Chuck Huften on Sep 21, 2014 4:49 PM
Chuck Huften
RE: Samuel Whipple b Mar 17, 1644 FAG # 20309397
Rhode Island Vital extracts, 1636-1899. I got it off The name of the book is Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850; by James N Arnold page 277. That's the best I can give you hope you can find it with that info. If I was more computer literate I would be able to send you the doc.
Added by Chuck Huften on Sep 20, 2014 7:52 PM
Chuck Huften
Samuel Whipple b Mar 17, 1644 FAG # 20309397
Recently I found on page 277 of Vital Records of Rhode Island Births, Marriages and Deaths that they have Samuel's year of death as 1711/12.
Again just and FYI as I know that it is possible that the transcription was done wrong especially since the stone has 1710/11.
Added by Chuck Huften on Sep 19, 2014 7:36 PM
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