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E&GRay (#47124929)
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Bio Photo I love Genealogy! I love it so much, I actually spend time doing family research for other people in my spare? time. I've been doing it for many years and this internet stuff really blows me away. My husband is somewhat engaged but he mostly lets me indulge in my hobby alone.

Every day I learn something new. Not just about my family, but also about our country, and what pioneering spirits our ancestors had to settle and tame this beautiful and once very wild place. I try to research the history of each place I come to so that I can get a feel of what my ancestors were faced with and their daily life. It has really made me appreciate them more and has renewed my pride in the wonderful country they built.

I discovered Find-A-Grave while trying to work with the Tombstone Project on USGenWeb, but it didn't seem to take off too well. Some states, like Iowa & Illinois for a couple, have actually published their burial lists on line. What a find!! While Find A Grave can be a great Genealogy resource, let's not forget the main purpose is to document the burial sites of our people, i.e. record the location and photograph the headstones when possible. So many cemeteries have already disappeared and every day we lose a little more.

Our family names are: Ammeling, Barron, Beabout/Bebout/Beebout, Becker, Beekman, Befort, Benner/Bender/Binder, Berens, Blatter, Blum, Bohannon, Bohm, Bohmer, Boughton, Brodbeck, Brungardt, Cheetham, Chriswell, Cilplinger, Clark, Cobb, Cook, Cox, De Snick, Dechant, Deibler, Dicks, Doerfler, Doland, Doll, Donven, Doppler, Dreiling/Dreilingk, Duck, Eschelbacher, Eschenbrenner, Fedley, Fink, Finley, Fischer, Fisher, Fissner, Forsyth/Forsythe, Frank, Gehrig, Goetz, Gowensbach, Griffin, Haffner/Heffner, Harlan/Harland, Hauer, Haus, Heil, Henneigh/Hennigh, Hill, Hoffman, Hoope, Jamison, Jans, Jesel, Jones, Jund, Kaiser, Kauffman, Kendall, Kirke, Klipphan, Knoden, Knox, Kohl, Konig, Kramer/Cramer, Krebs, Labattie, Lambert, Lang/Lange, Lash/Loesch/Losch, Latheimer, Laubenheimer, Lichtenstern, Lightburn, Linenberger, Ludlum, Maddock, Mahr, Mamer, Markle/Mercklen/Merkel/Merkle/Merklin, Marshall, Maser, Mattingly, Mays, McElroy/McAlroy, McGrew, Mellinger, Miller, Moer, Moll, Molter, Montgomery, Moore, Mortlett, Mueller/Muller, Nebergall, Newberry, Nichols, O'Hara, Otter, Peace/Pease/Piess, Pfister, Pooley, Poppleman, Ray/Reah, Reger, Reuzel, Rhem, Riedel, Ruder, Schad, Schmidt, Schumacher, Schump, Seiler/Snyder, Shupp, Smith, Snook, Soars, Sprenger, Stacher/Stecher, Switzer, Taylor, Thaner, Thompson, Thurman, Trabaugh/Trarbach, Tweedell, Van Kinderen/Verkinderen, Waddington, Wagner, Wanger/Wenger, Wartmann, Weaver, Wilson, Wolffskehl/ Wolfkiel/ Wolfkill/ Wolfskiehl…. and many more.

Find-A-Grave is a great site. I'm not a cemetery walker, however, if I can be of service research wise, please let me know.
You may contact me at:
evan "at" angelic "dot" com
The photo is of my 2nd great-aunt, Ethel Frances Ludlum, who died when she was only seventeen. I love her outfit. Have you ever seen such a large bow?!
Blessings to all the wonderful volunteers who walk the cemeteries to take photos.
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Kathleen Brunelle
Eunice Martell
I noticed that you left flowers for Eunice Randle Martell and her husband, Ivan Martell. I'm researching Eunice's mother, and I wonder if you have any connection to the family?
Thank you!
Added by Kathleen Brunelle on Dec 31, 2016 10:58 AM
Cheri Coe
RE: Hasadiah Smith and son, Daniel
The photos have been added to the records you requested. Happy to help.
Added by Cheri Coe on Dec 03, 2016 3:28 AM
Betty Dunn
Heidbreder Message
Walter Heidbreder, Sr. is my father. I will not be deleting this posting.
Added by Betty Dunn on Dec 02, 2016 9:52 PM
L Evans
RE: James Harlan, 70921676
Thanks... done :)
Added by L Evans on Nov 04, 2016 5:16 PM
L Evans
John Vinal in Men of Kent
i got your edit, but it is missing one word:
"Note: The "2" in 21 looks the same as the second number of the age. It is slightly than the "9" in 1698 which looks rather like a two but the tail is shorter".
slightly..... "?".
Added by L Evans on Nov 04, 2016 5:06 PM
L Evans
RE: James Harlan, 70921676
Hey Cuz,
Haven't gotten to all you wrote about (Harlan), but I did get Mary Tilden Vinall straightened out on my end... she is incorrectly linked to an older Ignatious and I wrote manager, hopefully that will be taken care of soon.... James Bianco is a nice and FindaGrave contributor.
Added by L Evans on Nov 03, 2016 8:22 PM
L Evans
RE: James Harlan, 70921676
I have been working with Vinal/ll memorials for about 5 1/2 years now.... and with so many Johns, Marys, Ignatious' and with the surname sometimes being spelled old style with the 2 "L"s it has made it hard to be sure... wills are a new facet in the records and I have been finding/ adding etc.... and then waiting for edits to happen etc..... at this point, I am just happy that most are accounted for... I am finding new ones now through some of the new family books that have been added.
The Vinal's were very numerous at one time and in my line in particular, most died young, some with no children or only one or two surviving....sometimes they were named things like " John the Younger" just because there was another John in town who was old :)
All this to say, you came in at a good time.... much time and effort has already gotten this family this far... there is much to do, but there was no much for many years...
Added by L Evans on Nov 03, 2016 7:38 PM
L Evans
RE: James Harlan, 70921676
Thanks for writing.... I will take a look asap.... late start on today ( had to watch to World Series last night ;) and I have grandchildren coming over this morning.... I't interesting that you have written about the Vinals and Harlans... both are family lines for me. No one else has written about both, but only for one or the other :)
Added by L Evans on Nov 03, 2016 8:31 AM
L Evans
John Vinal in Men of Kent
I noticed that too when "Nareen et al" allowed me to care for his memorial... she was also the one to take one of the two photos posted.... all my records are vague with the exception of the one i just posted to his memorial.... I enhanced both photos and the "9" in age, looks like the "9" in year of passing.....
if you have ANY record that has him in the late 1620's, it honestly makes more sense to me, knowing he dates of his siblings.
In Appreciation,
Added by L Evans on Nov 02, 2016 8:43 PM
Nancy Caruthers Karns
RE: Anna Weyerbacher Hennig
Hi, Evan. I found the road on Google maps. It is Vonada Lane, on the north side of Penns Valley Road (Route 45) between Aaronsburg and Woodward. When I was last there only one farm was on that road and I had to hike through their fields to the cemetery. No wonder I couldn't recognize the right spot. Thank you again!
Added by Nancy Caruthers Karns on Oct 31, 2016 7:24 AM
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