Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

McHunter45 (#47219162)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 23 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I was born in Beale Township, Juniata County in 1945 and live in Clinton County, PA.

My mother is the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Hopple (FAG# 61419328) born in Franklin County, PA & Russell Waden Whitesel (FAG# 61419168) born in Mifflin County, PA.

My father is the son of Verda Grace Steffen (FAG# 45857437) Born in Snyder County, PA & Frank Welsh Copenhaver (Koppenheffer) (FAG# 50576551) born in Juniata County, PA.

I am very interested in getting the facts and getting them put in "FindAGrave" correctly. It is never my intention to create a duplicate and I will correct my/any error(s) as soon as possible.


We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

-Author Unknown (Please feel free to use this quote as I think the 'Author Unknown' had very special insight)

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 7,614 Memorials Added
 • 7,748 Memorials Managed
 • 19 Memorials/Week
 • 6,213 Photos
 • 7 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 140 Virtual Flowers
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Messages left for McHunter45 (164)[Leave Message]
Memorial Transfers
Hello. First, let me say thank you, for the incredible amount of work that you do on sooo many memorials. The fact that you search for correct ibformation is refreshing and appriciated!

I'd like to ask, if you would pass on my direct Shaffer family line of memorials? They would start
as far back as George Reichenbach Shaffer #95729261 and his wife Elizabeth Steffen Shaffer. I GREATLY appreciate it.
Have a great day. God Bless.
Added by Ken on Aug 13, 2017 12:01 AM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
RE: James Cline "J. C." Grenoble # 121581511
Your note to me...
I have transferred all my information to your memorial and will delete mine even though my memorial has an earlier date.

Thank you so very much for your kindness.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Aug 11, 2017 4:14 PM
Kathi Lynn King
I am not sure what happened to the other memorial it has since disappeared so I added the tombstone photo I have to yours. I grew up just blocks from this cemetery the Name is Immaculate Conception but the locals call it Irwin Catholic, but that was never it's official name.
Added by Kathi Lynn King on Jul 11, 2017 5:40 AM
I Love Genealogy
RE: John C McGhee 1840-1915 FAG#119476175
I removed the death certificate. Wonder who that John McGhee was then? Anyways, you have on his page the following you might want to remove, since he's not the one.

Added by I Love Genealogy on Jul 02, 2017 4:17 PM
Jan Dishon
John C. McGhee 119476175
Hi cousin. I was researching a child of Elizabeth Linn McGhee and trying to connect everyone on Find A Grave and notice that you have a birth date of 1840 for him. I put through an edit to change it but wanted to tell you why. Someone posted his death certificate and it shows the Oct. 28, 1828 birthdate but his military stone says 1840. I wonder what happened there? His obit also says he died in his 87th year which would not have made him born in 1840.
Added by Jan Dishon on Jul 01, 2017 11:58 AM
Dan Francis
RE: Auleen Lorraine Renno Leister
You're Most Welcome. Dan
Added by Dan Francis on Jun 05, 2017 9:40 AM
Rick Darby
Price, Jacob and widow Sophia

Hello. My name is Rick Darby from Duluth ,MN. My 4th great grandparents were Jacob Price and Sophia Walters. Today I seen you posted a paper with information on my Price family. I'm curious where you found this paper, and if there might be anymore information on my Price family. Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear back from you soon, Rick
Added by Rick Darby on Jun 04, 2017 4:00 PM
Colleen Gilliam
Caroline DeHaas Wolf
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day for me. The look great (it fills in a lot of infromation). Thanks again, May God bless you, Gilliam
Added by Colleen Gilliam on May 22, 2017 2:53 PM
Lillian Mann
Hannora Sexton Griffin
Thank you so much for your post of Memorial# 177436660. It's my 2x Great Grandmother that we didn't have any info on before. Your dedication to the genealogy community is greatly appreciated!!!
Lillian Mann
Added by Lillian Mann on May 20, 2017 8:02 AM
Allan Joyce
Find A Grave Memorial# 6056902
Thank you for the info on Mary Wadeck. She and my Mom were 2nd cousins. A very sweet lady. Sorry to read of her passing.
Added by Allan Joyce on Apr 27, 2017 5:48 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service