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Matt Vonada (#47289688)
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I'm from central Pennsylvania so my genealogy research (and thus gravesites I've visited) tends to be centered there.

I'm more than willing to hand over memorials to those who ask -- I simply add memorials for photos I have taken so I can remove the photos from my computer.

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Carl Catherman
Harry Weaver
Thank you very much for updating his memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Oct 03, 2015 10:20 AM
Joe Nihen
RE: William Snyder

The medal appears to be a Grand Army of the Republic badge. William must have belonged to a local GAR unit.

I've been researching the men who served with the 208th for a number of years. My gg-grandfather, Henry S. Werline, also served with Company D. Here's what I've learned about William:

WILLIAM ELLIOT SNYDER was born on September 21, 1833 (death certificate), in Centre County, Pennsylvania, to John A. and Phoebe Taggert Snyder. He married Sarah A. Spicher about 1860 and fathered nine children. William was living in Potter Township, Centre County, in 1880 and worked as a laborer. He is found in the 1890 Veterans’ Schedule for Potter and Centre Hall Townships, had the noted disability of chronic diarrhea; William filed for a pension on July 22nd of that same year. He was living in Potter Township in 1900 and worked as a farm laborer on his home farm. William was admitted to the US National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Dayton, Ohio, on February 27, 1900, with the complaints of gunshot wound to left hip (flesh not disabling), hemorrhoids, cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation with mitral insufficiency and slight (?), also claims occasional (?) of diarrhea. He was described as being 66 years of age, 5’ 6” tall, having a light complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair. William was literate, a protestant, married, and worked as a laborer in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. He was discharged at his own request on January 24, 1907. William was living in Potter Township in 1910 and was retired. He last worked as a laborer and died in Potters Mills, Centre County, of arteriosclerosis and fibrosis, chronic interstitial nephritis, and cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation on July 27, 1916. He is buried in the Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery, Centre Hall, Centre County. His widow unsuccessfully filed for a pension on August 30, 1916.

I would appreciate additions or corrections to the above.

Best wishes,


Added by Joe Nihen on Sep 15, 2014 5:18 PM
Joe Nihen
William E. Snyder
Hi Matt,

I appreciate the time and effort you took to locate and photograph the grave of William E. Snyder.

Thank you for helping preserve the memory of the 208th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The addition of his obit is an appreciated touch!

Best wishes,

Added by Joe Nihen on Sep 15, 2014 2:11 PM
Kenneth Greene, Jr.
RE: Transfer complete
Thanks for the transfers.
My line is through Franklin Clinesmith and Polly Grove. Their son Edgar was my grandfather.
Added by Kenneth Greene, Jr. on Sep 15, 2014 8:31 AM
Kenneth Greene, Jr.
More requests.
Ellwood F. Grove #55107829
Edna M. Grove #55107856
Added by Kenneth Greene, Jr. on Sep 14, 2014 5:59 PM
Kenneth Greene, Jr.
Kermit E. Grove #61626158
Would you transfer this cousin to my care?
Added by Kenneth Greene, Jr. on Sep 14, 2014 5:50 PM
Emery Metzler
re: Ray SPAYD dom
Thanks Matt, I could use a good proofreader.
Added by Emery Metzler on Sep 08, 2013 6:01 AM
Dave Davisson
Abraham Johnson
Found his grave and that of his wife today and took a photo. Created a memorial for his wife and transferred it to you, and sent a SAC to link the memorial of their daughter Emma Violet (Johnson) Buck (1897-1950) who lies with her husband Clement in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Worthington, Ohio, the next major cemetery north of Union Cemetery. Also sent a SAC to the creator of Madeline (Johnson) Grove's memorial in Shiloh Cemetery, Centre County, Pennsylvania, and to the creator of Abraham's memorial (copied below). I Could not learn where Cyrus (1896-1976), who died in Florida, was laid to rest.

As far as A. F.'s parents go, wonder if the Cyrus and Sarah Johnson in Ikelers Cemetery in Columbia County, Pennsylvania are any connection?

Hope this helps,


Dave Davisson

Link to memorial:
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Their suggestion:
Thanks very much for this memorial. Would you please update when you have time?

Middle Name: Franklin

Birth: July 1, 1867 Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Death: February 18, 1939 Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio

Bio: Farmer, of Powell, Ohio. Son of Cyrus and Sarah (Burrel) Johnson. Abraham married Sarah Edith in and they were the parents of three children, Madeline, Cyrus and Violet. They moved to Delaware County, Ohio, just after the turn of the twentieth century.

Plot: Old Cemetery, Section 59, Lot 121, space 2
Added by Dave Davisson on Sep 06, 2013 7:57 PM
Dennis Brandt
John Liddick photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Sep 06, 2013 6:35 PM
Patricia Lyle
Thanks Matt...your photo of that grave led me to many Kumler and Cumler..Cumbler family memners in Hill Cemetery. I have made requests for their photos. Any help..or if you get back to that cemetery would be great.
Added by Patricia Lyle on Sep 06, 2013 9:13 AM
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