Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Zella (#46524425)
 member for 12 years, 8 months, 9 days
RE: Deitz child
I accepted all your corrections in edits and updated the names you suggested in Findagrave.

I also inserted the obits you found and posted for Judith and her son Edward Ferdinand into my ancestry profiles for each of them.

I agree that there is some kind of verse after Judith's name and I hope you can figure it out like you did the E.D. at the base of the stone. He must have really loved Judith because he didn't remarry for a long time after that.

My grandma Elsie DeQuasie Maglione wrote that she remembered going to Glendale with her Grandma Elizabeth Dietz when Elizabeth visited the grave of her stillborn son. She said she and her sibs enjoyed playing and counting marble stones with Edward M's signature on them. Now I know what she as a child was looking for on the marble stones there. She wrote that "there was an awful lot of them." In your work at Glendale have you discovered any other marble stones with E.D. on the base?

Added by tdefrange on Oct 13, 2014 6:07 AM

Barbara Muir
RE: Coppert
Thanks for letting me use your photos. Re your real name for photo credit, I do not want to have my email on this public message site. So perhaps you will just let me put "Zella" your user name on Find a Grave. Regards Barbara Muir

Added by Barbara Muir on Oct 12, 2014 8:06 PM

RE: Deitz child
THANKS, Zella,
I can see you have a lot of skills doing this kind of genealogical sleuthing. I will update Eddie L to Eddie F in my tree and see what needs fixing at the findagrave database, too.You're a doll to take all this interest in the Deitz stone. Thank you so much.

Added by tdefrange on Oct 12, 2014 12:34 PM

RE: Henry W. Fitch #52713993
Thank you again for the addition.
It is because of his demise that I am researching him. If you wouldn't mind emailing me, I can share the information I have found.

Added by schwartzie on Oct 11, 2014 9:36 AM

Henry W. Fitch #52713993
Hello Zella,
Thank you for making the connection to Henry's parents.
Henry Fitch is a descendant of a pioneer family of my hometown. Although Henry is not a relative of mine, he is a person of interest. Do you have additional information on him?
Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks .... Denise

Added by schwartzie on Oct 11, 2014 4:48 AM

J Tilley
Hi, I sent you a note on email by replying to a note from you back in May. If you would rather I post the note here, please let me know. Thanks!

Added by J Tilley on Oct 10, 2014 5:24 AM

RE: Ada Deitz
Dear Zella,
First of all, how on earth could you read that grave marker? I couldn't, though I tried.

Your knowledge trumps mine and I would welcome any documentation you can send me to eliminate this error from my family history on my great great grandparents, the Deitz/Dietzes. So what do you have that I can use to document your discoveries of this error?

And thank you and yes, please send the "Eddie L." obituary to my email at I should very much like to have it.

Tim DeFrange

Added by tdefrange on Oct 09, 2014 8:10 AM

Ada Deitz
Zella wrote: According to Glendale burial records, burial no. 1726 (not plot number, BTW) was of a Edw. L. Dietz, aged 6 yrs, 9 months. The third name listed on the stone in your photo is "Eddie L. Dietz". "Ada" did not exist - it was a son, not a daughter.

Thanks for your effort, Zella, but that information is not what the Glendale sextant gave me when I went there. Please look at the document I posted on Ada's FindaGrave record to see the source of my information on burial 1726. Where did you find your information? Tim

Added by tdefrange on Oct 08, 2014 6:19 AM

Judy Cain Bowser
John R Maitland
Zella, I went ahead and set up another memorial for John R. Maitland and linked him with his wife, Rebecca. His new memorial number is 136934427. If you would like me to transfer his memorial to you, please let me know.

Added by Judy Cain Bowser on Oct 07, 2014 1:01 PM

Judy Cain Bowser
John B vs John R Maitland
I had quite a time in figuring out the mess that I had made between the two John Maitlands! When I checked more thoroughly on my Ancestry tree, I found that it was John Brackenridge Maitland (married to Henrietta Pryer, son of Jane and Andrew Maitland) that was my relative, not John R. But unfortunately I had intermingled census records pertaining to both Maitlands and placed them all on John B's record, including setting up a Find-A-Grave memorial for him. Sorry I was hasty in deleting your information on John R. Please re-enter your infomation for him. John Brackenridge Maitland's memorial number is #112294171 just in case you would like to see that there was already one set up for him. I have asked for a photo of his gravesite along with linking him to his parents. As far as your John R. Maitland is concerned, I have yet to link him with my family. So sorry for the mix up!!!

Added by Judy Cain Bowser on Oct 06, 2014 12:16 PM

Rudy's Granddaughter
David and Nettie Bender

Once again, you have come through for me. I am so pleased to have the tombstone photos of the Benders. Thank you for your dedication to Find a Grave.


Added by Rudy's Granddaughter on Oct 06, 2014 8:13 AM

Pamela Vaughan
Zella, Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph my Grandparents headstones and my cousin and his wife. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
Warm Regards,
Pamela Campbell Vaughan

Added by Pamela Vaughan on Oct 06, 2014 7:42 AM

Glenn & Ruby
The photo of Shelia Stevens' memorial marker is wonderful. We appreciate your time and walking the cemetery to locate the site and the photo. Thank you for your kindness. Take care. May you have a great day.

Added by Glenn & Ruby on Oct 06, 2014 5:14 AM

Larry Young
Your Blair County Reserach

What are the names of the cemeteries in Blair County are of interest to you? I may put in a request or two if my need matches the cemeteries you visit.

Larry Young

Added by Larry Young on Oct 05, 2014 11:34 PM

Larry Young
Photo for Ruth Cox

Thank-you for taking the time and filling my requests for a photo of the grave markers for my Mother, Lucille Young and her sister, Ruth Cox.
It means a lot to me and especially as I live in Virginia.

Larry Young

Added by Larry Young on Oct 05, 2014 11:30 PM

Debra A. Felger
Thomans at Graceland
Thanks so much for the photos. I added the plot information you sent. My cousin Rick Thoman will be happy to see these.


Added by Debra A. Felger on Oct 05, 2014 4:37 PM

Judy Cain Bowser
Maitland family
Thanks again Zella for your help. I really had a mess on Find-A-Grave with John Breckenridge Maitland and John R. Maitland. Finally got John B straightened out, but can't find a John R. in the family tree. Back to the "drawing board!"

Added by Judy Cain Bowser on Oct 05, 2014 3:52 PM

Bonnie Kies
Joseph Sumner
Memorial# 30179674 Hi Zella long time no hear hope you and yours are well. I was writing to see if I may add your Photo of Joeph to my family tree (ancestry). As always will be sure to credit you for your Photo, Findagrave and the creator of the Memorial. ThanK You Bonnie :)

Added by Bonnie Kies on Oct 05, 2014 2:45 PM

Judy Cain Bowser
John Maitland
Thank you Zella for fulling my photo request for John Maitland's tombstone. Your work is greatly appreciated.

Added by Judy Cain Bowser on Oct 05, 2014 2:05 PM

Tom Pottenger
RE: Samuel & Mary Cotton in Graceland Cemetery
I have almost no info about Samuel. He married Mary Jane Amon who is my relation through my mother. She was his second wife, and basically took over parenting his children by his first wife Malissa Fisher after she died. The ancestor who did the original research recorded nothing about his family members including his parents. Although we must assume that James is somehow related, personally, I have no interest in pursuing that avenue of research as Mary Jane was distantly related.

Added by Tom Pottenger on Oct 05, 2014 1:59 PM

Tom Pottenger
Samuel & Mary Cotton in Graceland Cemetery
Thank you so much for going to the effort to discover and note their burial plot, and to determine that no markers were found. I will be certain to notate that on their memorials. As always your efforts go along way in helping those of us recording our family history.

Added by Tom Pottenger on Oct 05, 2014 10:01 AM

Rick Thoman
Charles Thoman
Thank you very much for posting the photo of Charles's gravestone at Graceland.

Added by Rick Thoman on Oct 05, 2014 9:40 AM

Charles Patterson
Harold Welker Memorial

Thanks for your time and wonderful photo, it is very much appreciated.


Charles Patterson

Added by Charles Patterson on Oct 05, 2014 9:34 AM

Debbie Way
RE: Mary (Spittle) Rice
I added Mary to Find A Grave so you can add your pic. Again, thanks so much!

Added by Debbie Way on Oct 05, 2014 8:47 AM

Seth Herrington

Thank you for trying to fulfill my photo request for Seth Herrington.



Added by Thucydides on Oct 05, 2014 3:20 AM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service