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Ruth Ellen Bartels (#47315485)
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Bio Photo My roots are from Appanoose county, Iowa, and Perry county, Pennsylvania on my father's side (Hunter, Burkepile) who came from Scotland/Ireland and Germany, respectively. My mother's side (Harper, Gilmour, Taliaferro) included American pioneers from the 1700's who came from Scotland (Harper), Ireland (Gilmour), and England (Taliaferro) who spread to Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois and other states west.

My husband is descended from the Bartels family of Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany who settled in Saline County, Nebraska; and from the Tatkenhorst family from Oppenwehe in Lubbecke Germany who first settled in Bartholomew County, Indiana and then came to Lincoln County, Kansas.

I have done, and continue to do, research on all the family lines on both my and my husband's side. I have a great deal more information on the family from Lincoln County, Kansas (St. John's and St. Paul's are the churches where they are buried).
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Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Elden Bauer
I'm just so happy that they are sending out the obits. Sure wish that other funeral homes would do that. I'm not sure if I sent edits or links for him so you might have to check.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Feb 03, 2017 10:46 AM
Karen Smith
RE: William Henry Lippy, Cedar Grove Cemetery
You're welcome :) I added the photo to Samuel's memorial.

My 4th great aunt was married to a Jacob Noll, though very distant, I've researched the Noll's a little. They were from Franklin Co., Pa. also, most lived in the Quincy area. I didn't find Samuel anywhere yet, but I'm sure he is related in some way to this Noll family. I'm going to do a little research and try to find where he fits in!
Added by Karen Smith on Jan 28, 2017 6:52 AM
Karen Smith
RE: William Henry Lippy, Cedar Grove Cemetery
You're welcome! I just found Mary's stone in my files! She is buried with Samuel.
William's first wife is buried with him.

I apologize for the photo of William's stone, it is not very good. I have been photographing the whole cemetery as I get time and sometimes that sun is just brutal and not good for taking photos. I will try to get a better photo on my next trip.
Added by Karen Smith on Jan 24, 2017 7:44 PM
Paul Myers
Joseph Metheny memorial
The memorial you created for Joseph looks very good to me. Well written and informative. I would let it stand just as it is. Paul M.
Added by Paul Myers on Jan 19, 2017 6:19 PM
Paul Myers
Camp Run Cemetery
Yes, you could add a memorial for Joseph Metheny because we can be virtually certain that he was buried there. You could also include in the bio section a verbatim transcription of James H. Sterrett's brief article about Camp Run, and attribute it to him. I previously gave you the reference to the Western Pa. Genealogical Quarterly where the article can be found. Regarding adding an alternative name of the cemetery to find a grave, I'll give it a think. I'm not sure how one would go about it, but I'll see. Paul M.
Added by Paul Myers on Jan 14, 2017 3:36 PM
Paul Myers
Camp Run Cemetery
A little follow-up info about the cemetery. I rechecked the article in the Nov 1978 iss. of Western Pa. Genealogical Quarterly, p. 70. The brief article was written by James H. Sterrett, and entitled "Camp Run Covenanter Cemetery"
"This cemetery is located in Perry Township, Lawrence County in a wooded area off Bates Road. It was the burial ground for the Camp Run Reformed Presbyterian congregation. In the May 1885 issue of 'Reformed Presbyterian and Covenanter' there is a brief history of the church and mention of the cemetery. It calls the cemetery "a deserted spot" where "rest in neglected graves . . . the Sterretts, the Methenys, the Wrights, the McElwains." The cemetery is now in very poor condition, with many broken and fallen stones and evidence of stones now entirely gone. These inscriptions are all that are presently legible".
The inscriptions referred to above are those which I enumerated on find a grave. Paul M.
Added by Paul Myers on Jan 13, 2017 5:34 PM
Paul Myers
Jane Metheny
I extracted her data from the source I listed in the memorial. The church history of Perry Twp., Lawrence Co is confusing and incomplete, particularly regarding names. She is buried in the Camp Run Cemetery two miles below Pyle's Mill, close to the Beaver Co line. So, regardless of the "Covenanter" name attached, that's where she was buried. I believe that the cem has not been in use for well over 100 years. The Camp Run Presbyterian cem you mentioned, I believe, is now called Pleasant Hill Cem, the church having been removed over 100 years ago. In the Lawrence Co Hist book (1877) this church was referred to as Camp Run Covenanter Church. Generally speaking, Covenanters became Reformed Presbyterians. So, my long answer to the first part of your question is that there were two separate churches, both of them apparently, at one time or another, were referred to as "Camp Run". Both are now defunct and only the graveyards are left. I have been to Pleasant Hill Cem, but not to the Camp Run below Pyle's Mill. I estimate that they are about 4-5 miles apart. That part of Perry Twp., is a very wild, overgrown area which could still harbor Pleistocene mega-fauna and several sasquatches, so it's an inhospitable place to be wandering around in looking for abandoned cemeteries. I doubt that there can be a definitive answer at this late date as to the precise names of the two congregations, both being some derivation of Presbyterianism. Regards, Paul M.
Added by Paul Myers on Jan 11, 2017 8:07 AM
Milton and Frances Phillips
Thanks for the photos. Milton was a cousin of my great grandfather, George Wendell Phillips. George was also a 'country' doctor for 30 years in western Oklahoma.
Added by hartair66 on Feb 09, 2016 6:09 AM
Ruth: You have to transfer that memorial back to Shawdau - so she can delete it ...a transferred memorial cannot be deleted by a second owner and the first creator cannot delete it when it is transferred - if you want it gone - transfer to Shawdau & then let her know to delete it. Cheers, Shirleen, history4sure
Added by history4sure on Jan 18, 2016 10:54 PM
Jane Peery
I have sent a general photo of the Campground Cemetery and some Peery graves, and there are many. But there is no marker for Jane. I wanted to send a direct message to you in case you didn't click on the photo on the Find A Grave site, which gives a detailed message. Cathey
Added by Cathey on Sep 03, 2015 10:18 AM
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