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Steph Sommer (#47490411)
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Diane F
Wm Sommer
If you want to type William's obit to have more room for pictures, let me know when finished and I will remove the photo of his obit from the memorial.
Added by Diane F on Feb 23, 2016 6:29 AM
William Taber
Richard Keil "Dick" Smith memorial
You had sent a message to me indicating the location of Richard's ashes are known and requesting that I remove the "location of ashes unknown" selection.

In fact, the location remains unknown to ME, and you have not provided an alternative for me to indicate. If you could say that they were given to a family or friend, then I would be happy to update the memorial to indicate that the ashes were "given to family or friend".

Thank you.
Added by William Taber on Aug 16, 2015 8:54 AM
RE: Smith Marker Photographs
You are very welcome. Glad we were able to do that for you.

Paula and Doug Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Jul 27, 2015 10:39 AM
MO genealogist
Joseph Pettigrew, 1825-1892, from Ireland.
The following article is about Rev. Joseph Pettigrew, whose gravestone you posted. The article has his birthyear wrong, which can be calculated as 1825, from his gravestone and from census records.

Article from:
"Minutes of the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of North America.
by United Presbyterian Church of North America General Assembly, General Assembly - 1893"

Page 328:
"JOSEPH PETTIGREW, of the Presbytery of Des Moines, was the son of Joseph and Mary (Gibson) Pettigrew. He was born near Belfast, County Down, Ireland, February 3, 1836. He made a profession of faith when quite young, in the congregation of Board Mills, Rev. Mr. Sturgeon, pastor. He pursued his literary studies at a private school in Belfast, and also under Prof. Scott, in Chatam, England, and attended the Allegheny Theological Seminary. He was licensed April 16, 1883, by the Presbytery of Monongahela. He was ordained
April 30, 1884, by the Presbytery of Frankfort. He served as pastor at Patterson's Mills, Washington County, Pa., from April 30, 1884, to October 12, 1886*
and at North English and Fairview, Iowa, from May, 1888; released from North English June 11, 1889, and from Fairview April 13, 1892. He served
five years in the English army, and ten years in the civil service in England and came to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1869. He was at one time a local preacher in the Methodist Protestant Church, and for six or seven years prior to uniting
with our Church had charge of a Sabbath School in the eighteenth ward, Pittsburgh, Pa. In his work he was quite successful. He was married September 18, 1853, to Miss Rebecca Simpson, of Ballynahinch. Ireland, who survives him. He had two daughters, both of whom are living. He died in Guernsey, Iowa, April 16th, 1892 of kidney trouble."

* At this time it was a United Presbyterian Church, having previously been Associate Reformed Presbyterian. This church was in Cross Creek Township.

Please include the above information on Joseph's memorial page, if you wish to.

His two daughters were Mary J. Pettigrew b. Ireland, and Rebecca Pettigrew b. England.
Added by MO genealogist on Nov 20, 2012 12:45 PM
David G. Briggs
RE: Keil Headstones
You are most welcome! Happy I could help you. It's most unfortunate as to the condition of the grave markers.
Dave B.
Added by David G. Briggs on Nov 05, 2012 10:44 PM
Richard Boyer
RE: Pettigrew Headstones
As I remember, and let me warn you my memory isn't what it used to be, the badly worn marker was to the right of the Joseph and Charles marker.

Added by Richard Boyer on Nov 05, 2012 2:28 PM
M Witsch
RE: Stephan Headstone
Yes, they told me Section B, lot 176, grave 4 in regards to Katherine Stephan. Have a great day!
Added by M Witsch on Nov 05, 2012 2:04 PM
Richard Boyer
RE: Pettigrew Headstones
No other names on the other two sides of the Pettigrew marker. I am guessing on the Rebecca Pettigrew marker. I can't read anything but it was right next to the monument so who knows.

Rich Boyer
Added by Richard Boyer on Nov 05, 2012 1:48 PM
Mary and Charlie Burrow
Good Morning!

Those are two of the resources I rely heavily on. There is also the death indices for the state of Pennsylvania:


I have it bookmarked to this page. The ones that aren't alphabetized use the soundex system

And the city directories:

Added by Mary and Charlie Burrow on Oct 27, 2012 9:11 AM
Mary and Charlie Burrow
Do you know how to access the obits and death records on-line?
Added by Mary and Charlie Burrow on Oct 26, 2012 4:47 AM
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