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Matthew Hoh (#46592034)
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I have been doing genealogy work since 2003 when I graduated from high school. I love every minute of it. I have my roots traced back to Emperor Charlemagne on the one branch of my mother's family. Finding new cousins is always a thrill to me and I love to learn about my ancestors.
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R J Heller
RE: St. John's
Hi Matthew

Thank you for the response.

There's absolutely nothing you need to apologize for. I believe it is Find a Grave who should be apologizing for their mistake(s) that have lead to many people being placed in a cemetery that is not located where they say it is. It's not right that people will be going to the wrong geographical location looking for their loved ones.

Best Wishes

R J Heller
Added by R J Heller on Jun 16, 2017 6:43 AM
R J Heller
Saint John's #2 cemetery - Pottsville PA
Hi Matthew

Please be aware that any death certificate you have saying the person was buried in St. John's #2 means they are buried in YORKVILLE which is a different cemetery and 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 on the list with 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 8:32 AM
RE: Memorial# 17966296

Your Snyder ancestors were based in the Indiantown area of Northampton County even though Howard is buried in Neffs. I see no current connections between them and the Lynn/ Heidelberg branch of which my wife is from. This is not surprising since there were many independent lines of Snyder/ Schneiders in the local area.

A John Follweiler (1822-1886) did marry a Lydia Krause (1836-1905) who bore him 5 children that carried the Follwieler name. She was a 2nd wife to John and the widow of Edward Moyer. They are buried on Jacobs Church Cemetery.

My wife is a Krause but not a direct descendant of Lydia though belonging to the same tree.
Added by nffc on May 09, 2017 12:03 PM
RE: Memorial# 17966296
No, I am the Facebook poster. Thanks for moving Henrietta's resting place. You can now add her husband as well. My interest is the Snyders because my wife's beloved g-mother was one.
Added by nffc on May 07, 2017 7:21 AM
Memorial# 17966296

Your memorial to Henrietta (Follweiler) Snyder has her buried on Ebnezer Church Cemetery in New Tripoli.

I find no evidence that she was buried there. Can you provide any? The dates seem right. Did you read them off the stone? Where was she located on the grounds? Any help appreciated.

Added by nffc on May 05, 2017 9:55 AM
Jacob Bachman, Sr #19061720
I am responding to your note you have for Sarah concerning Jacob. I put the the site on in 2007 and can't figure out how Sarah got it under her control as no one ever contacted me for a transfer. Jacob is my 5th great grandfather. What line are you from Jacob?
Added by Shirley on Jan 28, 2017 1:31 PM
Elizabeth (Benedict) Taves
It appears I did send you a message back when you sent me one. I just didn't hear a response back from you. I hope I hear from you soon.
Added by Elizabeth (Benedict) Tave... on Jan 19, 2017 11:39 AM
Elizabeth (Benedict) Taves
RE: Taves Family
Yes, I am related to the Taves family by marriage and have been helping my husband with his family tree. Feel free to email me at

I'm sorry I didn't see your message until now!
Added by Elizabeth (Benedict) Tave... on Jan 19, 2017 11:37 AM
Are you not getting emails at yahoo - the addy you have on your profile? I've sent you numerous emails since the first of the year and haven't had a response. I've also sent 3 separate SACs regarding Daniel E Follweiler Memorial #17896233. In the bio you have "Jacob was a veteran of the Revolutionary War." Who is Jacob? Is that a typo? Was Daniel the Vet?
Thanks, Suse
Added by sniksnak on Jul 09, 2014 9:59 PM
Elizabeth (Benedict) Taves
RE: Taves Family
Yes, my boyfriend is a Taves and I am helping him with his family tree. You could give your cousin my contact information if you'd like. My email is :)
Added by Elizabeth (Benedict) Tave... on Jun 10, 2014 7:12 AM
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