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E.Renkin (#46537485)
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Bio Photo Any memorial that I am not related to will be gladly transferred following FAG guidelines.

These families are of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Currently I am the Family Historian
for the "Brubaker Families of America."

Also the Rankin/Renkin families of Pennsylvania.
And my father's family HOGARTH and MOTLEY are in the Philadelphia area, and Lancaster & Schuylkill Counties.
Now researching the DUNSTER family of New York.

I've been recording names as I go, so I can help the next person looking for that missing family member.

Any corrections or missing information you would like me to add, just forward it on to me.
PLEASE use the edit link...

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Dawn Martrich
I just found out a connection to the Ansel family. My Great grandfather, Jeremiah Snyder's brother, Milton had a daughter, Mary Ann who married a Stephen L. Ansel and had at least 5 children , Roy, Lillian, Charlotte, Violet and Alice. Another daughter, Anna Louisa Snyder had a son Daniel Keller who married a Cora Ansel.
Added by Dawn Martrich on Apr 23, 2017 7:23 PM
Hannah Keefe Grave
Can you please tell me something about the grave of Hannah Keefe buried at St. Mary's in Lancaster, Pennsylvania? She died April 7, 1906 and the stone on her grave appears to be fairly new. A family member is inquiring about the condition of the stone and wants to know if it's possible to learn more about it.
Is there a cemetery/grave record that states who the next of kin was? If a replacement stone went on the grave, can we learn who paid for it?
Thank you.
Added by Liscarney on Apr 17, 2017 7:29 PM
Dawn Martrich
Thank you for looking up the Ansel to see if they are related to the Snyders. My mother (from Reading) remembers visiting them in Reamstown. They were either very good friends or related in some way. The Snyders and Ansels are buried near each other. Thanks again for your help. At least I know they weren't related to Sophie. Do you remember any Snyders in the Ansel genealogy book?
Added by Dawn Martrich on Apr 07, 2017 8:47 AM
Dawn Martrich
I am looking for information about the Ansels that you had posted at Salem Union Cemetery in Reamstown PA. I'm trying to find the connection to the Snyder, also buried there. My mother remembers the Ansel name and visiting in Reamstown but not sure how related.
I'm thinking it may have been her grandmothers maiden name.
Sophie was married to Jeremiah Snyder. They were from Reamstown but moved to Reading PA.
Thank you
Added by Dawn Martrich on Apr 01, 2017 2:49 PM
Wade Davis
Please transfer Joseph Wilkinson
I am the 5th generation of this family, I have in my possession the family Bible of Joseph Wilkinson and Alice Bywater.

Would you please kindly transfer

to me?

Wade Davis
Added by Wade Davis on Mar 25, 2017 8:51 PM
Rebecca Kurtz Graham
Adam Witmeyer second marriage to Pricilla Yeagley
Hello, thank you for your contributions...I am just writing to see if you would please add the second marriage of Adam Witmeyer to his record #27900447. He married Priscilla Yeagley after his first wife's Elizabeth's death in 1867. Priscilla Yeagley Witmeyer's FindAGrave record # is 38577889. I am Adam and Priscilla Witmeyer's 2nd great grand daughter through their daugther Clara Witmeyer Keller. Thank you,
Added by Rebecca Kurtz Graham on Mar 24, 2017 2:58 AM
Mindy S
I see you listed information for some of the Pautz family. Jacob and Susan are listed with three children...Henry, William, and Mary. but on an 1880 census, they also have a son Samuel listed (born around 1870) Do you have any information on him??
Added by Mindy S on Mar 20, 2017 5:44 AM
David W. Owens
Looking for James Knauss
Can you verify that James Russell Knauss and his daughter are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lancaster?

James Russell Knauss, born 11 May 1948, Died 1 Oct 1997, in Lancaster County, Husband of Barbara Anne Beam.

Daughter is Angela Susan Knauss, born 4 Jan 1969, died 23 Jan 1995, in Lancaster.

Thank you for your time.
Dave Owens
Bethlehem, PA
Added by David W. Owens on Mar 06, 2017 9:15 AM
Sherry SH
Henry Ench
Hi I may have been too quick to add the parents, I need to research this more as another Henry Ench same age has cropped up, I have requested to unlink his parents for now, through the edit button
Thank you,
Added by Sherry SH on Feb 21, 2017 5:46 PM
Kelly Austin
Daniel Sing in Woodward Cemetery

You had taken a photo of this grave several years ago for Daniel Sing and posted it on the Find a Grave website:

Daniel Sing
Birth: Sep. 26, 1831
Death: Jul. 26, 1909

Family links:
Elizabeth Sing (1843 - 1923)*

Elmer Sing (1864 - 1935)*

*Calculated relationship

Woodward Hill Cemetery
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 4 Lot 9

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Created by: E.Renkin
Record added: Mar 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35394390

I was wondering you knew if Danielís mother, Elisabeth Dorothy Sing, was buried in the family plot. She would have died between 1870-1880. I have been trying to contact the cemetery directly to ask, but the phone number is out of service and they do not respond to the online submission forms.

Any information that you might have would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much,
Kelly Austin
Added by Kelly Austin on Jan 31, 2017 11:08 AM
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