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Denise Witwer Lahr (#47356680)
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pa., I now live in Hershey, Pa. I am interested in the Witwer, Leeking, and Eby families.

"The Life and Legacy of Peter Eby of Warwick Township," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 26, No. 1, January 2003, pp. 9-17.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 1, Hans Wittwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 26, no. 3, July 2003, pp. 14-23.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 2, Michael Witwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 27, no. 3, July 2004, pp. 18-27.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 3, Joseph Witwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 29, no. 1, January 2006, pp. 14-23.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 4, Michael Witwer's Family" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 30, no. 3, July 2007, pp. 8-25.

Thomas Witwer Richards, Denise Witwer Lahr, and Sally Miller Atkinson, The Witwer Legacy: Lancaster County Swiss-German Sons and Daughters, (Alexandria, Va.; Global Printing, Inc.: 2010)

The Hannes Eby Death and Burial Record, translated by Carolyn Wenger and annotated by myself, No. 7 of Mennonite Sources and Documents (Lancaster, Pa.:, LMHS, 2010)

I finished computerizing the records of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Rothsville. To supplement those records, I am trying to make sure that everyone in the cemetery has a Findagrave Memorial, even those without a gravestone, and that each person is linked to his parents. If you can help by providing information, please contact me, and please add personal photos that you may possess.

Most of my memorials are connected to either the families of interest to me, The Hannes Eby Death and Burial Book, or Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery in Rothsville. I also try to add some of Old Warwick Township's hidden and vulnerable family cemeteries. Before I add a memorial I usually research it extensively.

PLEASE send ideas and corrections, but I am reluctant to transfer any of the foregoing memorials.

However, whenever I visit a newer cemetery I take a few "serendipity" photos. These are gravestones that catch my eye for whatever reason. If you are related, please let me know, and I will transfer them.

And, since this is Find-a-GRAVE, I am loathe to link to "unknown" burials.
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Catharine Bowers
Thank you so much for taking the time to check on the cemetery. I'm sorry the graveyard has been destroyed. Your time and effort are appreciated.
Added by JC on Sep 19, 2017 7:24 AM
Bill Wilver
RE: Nancy Wilver
Hello Denise,
Thank you for your message. I need to review my records, but at a glance I have a marriage license between Richard Kitchen and Nancy Wilver. The handwriting could be construed to be Witver or Witwer however. I do not have a death certificate for Nancy. I will dig into my records further.
Can you share the information you have regarding Nancy- please reply to my email address.
Thank you
Added by Bill Wilver on Sep 17, 2017 7:02 AM
Christopher Sheldon
Info added per your request. Thanks.
Added by charm on Sep 05, 2017 11:53 AM
Dana Dancy
Frank Zwalley/Zwally
Thank you for the burial location. I changed the spelling of his surname to Zwally as I was able to find his death certificate at and that is how it is spelled on his certificate.

Added by Dana Dancy on Aug 21, 2017 6:12 PM
Ellen Meiley
Denise is keeping findagrave afloat :-)
Added by ProgBase on Aug 18, 2017 7:00 AM
John Meiley
Thank you again, you are incredible! :-)
Added by ProgBase on Aug 17, 2017 12:53 PM
William Sheaffer
I salute you once again for your generosity! :-)
Added by ProgBase on Aug 16, 2017 8:33 AM
Stow Witwer, record #71678055
Dear Denise,

I wanted to make you aware that there is an additional record for Stow. You might want to approach the "owner" of the other record about combining the two of them.

You have obviously done a great deal of work on Stow's record!

I am an old Greeley resident, and I remember his name.

Best wishes,

Teva (Waldo) Scheer
Added by DrTeva on Jul 29, 2017 7:07 PM
Levi Habecker
Sorry about overlooking this
Added by ProgBase on Jul 11, 2017 7:53 AM
Irene Dowling
RE: Ferrell
I''m there almost every day and would be happy to check. If you remember send me an email once in a while to remind me. idowling2001@
Added by Irene Dowling on Jul 02, 2017 9:38 PM
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