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Sandi Gill (#47004697)
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Bio Photo When I began researching my family tree in 2003, I was amazed at how many resources were available online. Nearly ten years later, I continue to be pleased when more and more becomes available. While most of my family immigrated to New York and New Jersey and spent their lives there, most of my husband's family immigrated to Virginia and the Carolinas and migrated across the southern states to Texas and up to Oklahoma. It would be impossible to follow their steps in person across the country.

Along the way, I discovered Find A Grave. I found a few family members, added a few others, and requested photos from far away. Wanting to return the favor, I became a photo volunteer to help families who live far from me. It's been a great trip.

I am glad to seek out old or new graves in local cemeteries. I avoid isolated cemeteries and those that are overgrown. I add memorials when I can, especially adding family members as I go along.

I am always glad to transfer memorials to family. You can request a transfer by going to the memorial page and clicking on the Edit tab. Select "Suggest a correction or provide additional information." If you would simply like to suggest a family link or add a date to a memorial without a transfer, follow the same steps.

If you think you're a Cousin, I'm always glad to meet seconds, thirds or more. By all means, contact me. Here are some family names I research: Fahr, Hartbrecht, Botsch, Roepke, Clancy, Rout, Knight, Brooks; Gill, Barto, Teel, Mosley, Wright.
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Neil D Scheidt
Henry H Root
Sincere thanks for his transfer. And thank you for his photograph and for your service overall.
Added by Neil D Scheidt on May 31, 2017 5:57 AM
RE: Ellen Mauger

I guess I was just looking at the "25th" for both B./D. dates, and concentrating on translating the Inscription, instead of clearly seeing the "28 days", which is so plain! ;-)

By George! I believe you are correct!!! It appears Ellen "Ella" Mauger was born "27 Apr 1850"! The more I stared at the stone, the "7" resembles the "7" in "1874" below it, much more than a "5"!

On my Ancestry Family Tree, I could find no "church records" of Birth for Ellen. The only other information is on the 15 Aug 1850 U. S. Federal Census in South Coventry Twp., Pottstown, Chester Co., PA, which states her age as "4/12".

I know that census records are dubious, to say the least, but it can be a bit of a clue! The Enumerator, or whomever gave the information in the household, probably rounded up "April to August" as four months of age, discounting the difference of 12 days between 27 Apr and 15 Aug 1850.

Good work, Sandi!

Thank you for your diligence in being cautious about the details on the actual stone! I know mistakes can be made on headstones as well, but in this case, I believe you are correct in your assessment!

Ellen "Ella" Mauger b. 27 Apr 1850, d. 25 Oct 1874; 24 years, 5 months, 28 days!

BTW: On the 14 Jul 1870 USFC, Ellen's occupation is "Teacher".

Thank you so much!

Added by Janet*Handwork-Parker/Mel... on Apr 18, 2017 5:00 PM
Neil D Scheidt
RE: Susanna Moyer Deisher
See death certificate attached to her memorial
Added by Neil D Scheidt on Mar 18, 2017 4:08 PM
Neil D Scheidt
RE: Susanna Moyer Deisher
Sorry, I cannot find a memorial of Susanna Moyer Deisher. Do you have a memorial number?
Added by Neil D Scheidt on Mar 18, 2017 3:55 PM
## 16061497
On Kunigunda Keuter Heil born 24 Oct 1866 Germany. The name of her husband is Jacob Heil born 1866 Pennsylvania.

the name you are showing is her son George born 1890 in Pennsylvania.
I have her death certificate.

Kunigunda Heil
in the Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
VIEW Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
Name:Kunigunda Heil
[Kunigunda Reuther]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 74
Birth Date: 24 Oct 1866
Birth Place: Germany
Death Date: 12 Jun 1941
Death Place: Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
Father: Henry Reuther
Mother: Elizabeth Wetzgall
Spouse: Jacob Heil
Certificate Number: 58802

Added by MYRNA MISCH on Feb 13, 2017 8:44 AM
Mike O
RE: Mary Jane Weidensaul
Hi Sandi, I am not questioning that. I wanted to add his parents and Find A Grave stated that someone else was attempting to add Daniels Spouse from her side. Find A Grave wouldn't let me add his parents until I deleted her name. Not intending to cause a problem. Mike
Added by Mike O on Jan 31, 2017 11:49 AM
RE: Bernhardts
Hey, thanks Sandi for the info. Donald would be too young to be Esther's father. However, it brought me to a thought that maybe he is DEFINITELY a relative of hers, maybe a brother. Yesterday, when I was working on Esther, I did request her parents to be attached to her info. I thought it might not have processed through. So, I went back to send the update again and it says the process is pending already. I think it is waiting for you to accept?? Her parents were Oswin and Florence Bernhardt. THANKS SO MUCH!
Added by Reightnour13 on Jan 22, 2017 11:43 AM
RE: Joseph Baratucci
I think I did put the birth/death date as edit and then sent suggestion so you know where I found the info from.
Added by Karen on Jan 13, 2017 11:50 AM
133255177 Abraham Rissell
I forgot to address the initials "I.E.H. and C. Rissell on Abraham's headstone: could stand for Ivan Ellsworth Hess? and Catherine Rissell. Ivan's mother was Emma Bell Hess who first married a Farus Wartman then a John Rissell.
Added by Debarus on Dec 31, 2016 3:45 PM
#133255203 (Ruth Rissell)
Hi Sandi

I believe Ivan and Catherine were buried on the north side of Mt. Zion - could actually see Rt. 422 through the trees and brush across the cemetery's access road from where the graves sit. I remember going over many times with Bob and his mom to put flowers on her parents' graves. I believe Ivan Rissell's mother "Emma" Wartman is also buried there. Besides Abraham and Ruth, other children of Ivan's and Catherine's buried in Mt. Zion are Henry (and his wife, Edna), William ("Bill"), and Edgar. I'm not sure where Donald and his wife Dorothy are buried.

Marian died in April 1997 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Coatesville (some say South Coatesville), PA, with her husband Robert S. Russell.

Ethel another of Marian's sisters is buried in Fairview with her husband, Charles Maurer.

I don't mind taking walks through cemeteries, as I find alot of family history that way! I also know there are alot of Mocks (some of my relatives possibly) are buried at Mt. Zion. The Mocks were originally from the Birdsboro/Reading area in Berks County, and two ancestors were "Teamsters" bringing/taking goods to/from the Hopewell Furnace.

Another reason for visiting the Pottstown area, both my husband and I descend from Jan and Maria Luckens (husband's 7th and my 8th ggrandparents), one of the original 13 German families who came to America and settled what was to become Germantown (Philadelphia) in 1683. Elizabeth Luckens, a descendant married into the Potts family that founded Pottstown,Pottsgrove and were ancestors to Theodore Roosevelt, Jr, Eleanor and her husband Franklin Delano - cousins to both my husband and myself.

It's said that Ivan may descend, through his mother's Hess ancestors, from Clothilde deValois a descendant of Charles IX and her husband Jacques deSellaire (Sellers)a Swiss clergyman. Being Huguenots, Clothilde and her son John Henry Sellers immigrated to New Amsterdam in 1710 but came south into PA settling in Berks County, at a place they established as "Sellers Fort".

As you can see, we may be visiting quite a bit of shared heritage in Spring of 2017.
Added by Debarus on Dec 31, 2016 3:13 PM
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