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Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser ) (#47148973)
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R J Heller
RE: Hi There ! Thank You !
Hi Catherine

I don't know what Shamokin papers can be seen on line but you might want to check out They offer a free 7 day trial period and they have old newspaper articles and obituaries from all over.

I'm not a member but I did do a quick check to see what they could offer you.When I typed in Shamokin they showed 3 Shamokin papers. The papers were:
- The News-Item 1968 to 1977
- The Shamokin Daily News 1931 to 1933
- The Shamokin News-Dispatch 1923 to 1968

I'd be very surprised if their site didn't have more old articles from other papers in Northumberland county and in the other counties that made up the coal region.
Added by R J Heller on Jun 06, 2017 2:00 PM
R J Heller
RE: Hi There ! Thank You !
Hi Catherine

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. No, I don't live in the Schuylkill county area so I can't help there. I scanned my tree to see if I had any Rohrbach's but came up empty.

RJ Heller

Added by R J Heller on Jun 06, 2017 8:08 AM
R J Heller
Saint John's #2 cemetery - Pottsville PA
Hi Catherine

Please be aware that any death certificate, obituary or document you have saying a person was buried in St. John's #2 means they are buried in YORKVILLE which is a different cemetery and a different location than what Find A Grave says.

The Pottsville PA cemetery information at Find A Grave is a mess. The cemetery they have as St John's #2 at N.Centre and Clinton streets is actually Saint Patrick's #3.

How did this happen? Apparently, Find A Grave doesn't check to verify cemeteries that people create. I believe somebody created a Saint John's #2 and it snowballed from there. I think it's foolish of Find A Grave to allow people to create cemeteries when they can't find what they are looking for. Folks often don't know the area they are dabbling with and that a cemetery they can't find is actually on the list but is known as another name. That is what probably happened.

St. John's #2 is aka the YORKVILLE cemetery and is also called Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery. Find A Grave says that Yorkville is aka St. John's #3 and that's wrong

St. John's #3 is the now abandoned cemetery at 8th and Pierce streets in Pottsville. Find A Grave calls that St. John's #1

Saint John's #1 was behind the church and is now a parking lot. Those who were interred there were moved to Calvary cemetery in Mount Carbon

It's a serious problem and Find A Grave don't seem to really care as they have ignored all 3 of my attempts to get it corrected. I finally said screw it.

All I have written is what I was told at the Schuylkill County Historical Society and one of the ladies who helped me was a church record keeper at Saint John the Baptist in Pottsville for many years.

FWIW, I found all 11 of my people who were said to be buried at St John's #2 in the cemetery at 20th and Mahantonga streets and that is Yorkville.

Best Wishes

R J Heller

Added by R J Heller on May 30, 2017 9:13 AM
Lois Nicholson
Charles S Moses
Dear Catherine,
You recorded his record on April 30 2013, Memorial # 109755450
Thanks for your help.
Added by Lois Nicholson on Oct 23, 2015 11:02 AM
Lois Nicholson
Charles S Moses
Dear Catherin,
I'm looking for a Obit on Charles S Moses. He married a Step-Cousin of mine Elizabeth M Shakespeare. Charles and Elizabeth Moses had four children as far as I know. Is there any way is finding an Obit on Charles S Moses so I can see where his children are.
My email address is Thanks for the help.

Lois Nicholson
Added by Lois Nicholson on Oct 22, 2015 10:34 PM

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