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EddieM (#47083914)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 21 days
RE: Michael Swartz and Mary Ann Minter Swartz
Thanks for the information! I located Andrew James and Cecillia in baptismal records with parents being Michael and Mary Black. Catherina and Jeremiah baptismal records were located with parents being Michael and Mary Swartz. All where baptized in Manchester, MD except Catherina, who was baptized at St. Jacob's Stone Church.

Andrew James was born July 23, 1839 and baptized on August 12, 1839.

Cecellia was born June 4, 1843 and baptized on September 17, 1843.

Catherina was born April 23, 1849 and baptized on May 9, 1849.

Jeremiah was born July 23, 1850 and baptized on September 6, 1850.

Also, I have from marriage records that Henry M. (Swartz)Black's first wife was Eliza Amelia Grogg, married on 5/11/1869 in Carroll Co., MD. Eliza Swartz died 5/11/1870 in childbirth and is buried in Lazarus Cemetery. Eliza's parents were Jesse and Catherine Fisher Grogg. In the 1870 census there is an infant Catherine Black born May 1870 living in the Grogg household. I have no idea of her whereabouts. She does not appear in the Grogg household in the 1880 census.

As for Daniel Wolfgang, this is the following census info I have (all in Manheim Twp., York Co., PA):
1860: Daniel 43, Sarah 41, George 15, Saranda 11, Jacob 8, Theodore 7, Mary 68, Leah 28;

1870: Daniel 55 (Constable), Sarah 47, George 20, Lucinda 18, Jacob 17, Theodore 13, Leah 45;

1880: Daniel 62 (Painter & Plasterer), Barbara E. 38 wife, George M. 36 son, Saranda 25 daughter, Sarah M. 5 daughter, Franklin Fleming 1 grandson, Leah 48 sister.

Daniel and Barbara Ellen had a daughter Sarah Mandilla born July 5, 1874 and baptized on October 4, 1874 at St. Jacob's Stone Church.
Daniel was in the Civil War and served in Co. B, 166th Regiment, PA Infantry. He was listed as an invalid in a July 6, 1881 pension filing. Barbara filed for a pension as a widow on December 15, 1888.

Would you know who Michael Black's parents were? In the 1850 census for Manchester, MD there is a George and Mary Black. George born about 1784 and Mary born about 1777. George must have died before 1860 because in the 1860 census Mary is living with a John and Ann Wampler in Manchester, MD. I cannot locate their graves or other information to tie them to Michael Black. Thanks again!

Added by xmdr on Sep 18, 2014 7:40 PM

Hi there

Are you related? I can transfer if you like
Let me know

Added by BlUePiNeRiDgE on Sep 16, 2014 5:10 AM

Bernard Potts Photo
Thank you so much for the photo!

Added by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2014 6:17 PM

Fred Eichelberger

Thank you so much for the pictures of Fred's grave. They are great photographs!

Thanks for taking the time to search for his stone.


Added by Sherry on Sep 15, 2014 8:29 AM

RE: Joseph Pullen
He's not in my family tree. I feel I owe the person to have the correct info. if I can. So many different resources so I understand the discrepancies.

Thanks for what you do! Happy and safe travels.

Added by Lori on Sep 11, 2014 9:46 AM

Sherwood fotos
Thank you so much for taking the photos! They do look great! Your efforts are greatly appreciated as I could not be there at this time, I'm just too far away to make this trip. Thank you again!

Added by Dorothy on Sep 10, 2014 12:12 PM

Michael Swartz and Mary Ann Minter Swartz
It was great to see pictures of my great-great-great grandparents! I am a descendant of Henry M. Swartz/Black and Francana Crumrine. Other than Henry and his sister Cecelia and brother Adam, do you have any information on Michael and Mary Ann's other children. I beleive there are about 5 other children. Thanks.

Added by xmdr on Sep 02, 2014 1:10 PM

Steve & Sue
Inez M. and Howard Winsor
What great pictures you took! Thank you for taking several pictures of each gravesite. It was nice to see the area that they were buried in. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to help me. Thank you again!!

Added by Steve & Sue on Aug 27, 2014 6:38 PM

Alex Bogue
RE: William Hill
You did a fine job man. I appreciate that I finally get to see my gg-grandparents graves.

Added by Alex Bogue on Aug 12, 2014 9:59 AM

Toya Froman
Guy photos at Pine River
Thank you so much for the great photos of William, Elizabeth & Martha Guy's headstones! I really appreciate it!

Added by Toya Froman on Aug 11, 2014 1:11 PM

Mr Crawford
Thanks for the photo!


Added by BlUePiNeRiDgE on Aug 11, 2014 8:34 AM

Anne Rupert
RE: Henry Minter, again
Time to transfer him to you. Good luck with your ongoing research. Good Job!

Added by Anne Rupert on Aug 05, 2014 11:39 AM

Anne Rupert
RE: Henry Minter
Eddie, will be more than happy to transfer once we figure this all out. No too many names Minter in this area around 1850. I did find a Henry Minger age 20 born India? on 1870 census. Not sure about that but he was in the house of Abraham Stoffer. They all can be found in local cemeteries for further identification. Believe there is a family connection? I enjoy figuring this out. Were they missionaries?

1870 United States Federal Census about Henry Minter
Name: Henry Minter
Age in 1870: 20
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: India
Home in 1870: Beaver, Mahoning, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Patmos
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Abraham Stofer 37
John F Stofer 10
M L Stofer 35 (Margaret nee Rorbaugh)
Dellmont Stofer 5
Henry Minter 20
Adam Rorbaugh 23
C Grossman 71
Ann Switzer 45

Attach this record to a person in your tree as a source record, or save for later evaluation.
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Beaver, Mahoning, Ohio; Roll: M593_1239; Page: 38A; Image: 79; Family History Library Film: 552738.

Added by Anne Rupert on Jul 30, 2014 1:16 PM

Anne Rupert
RE: Henry Minter

Did a little checking and found a daughter in same cemetery at memorial 24740494. Name is Elizabeth Minter) Bentzel. Per her death certicate she was born 1838 in Caroll Co Md. Waiting for poster to make updates and link parents. This looks promising for you.

Added by Anne Rupert on Jul 29, 2014 1:02 PM

Anne Rupert
RE: Henry Minter
Hello Eddie,

Let me see what I can find on Henry Miter that may confirm he is the person you are looking for. Not many Minter name in local cemeteries. Will update memorial with further.

Added by Anne Rupert on Jul 29, 2014 12:30 PM

Craig Lee Caudill
RE: Clarks Chapel Cemetery
Blacktop all the way, buddy.

Added by Craig Lee Caudill on Jul 25, 2014 1:14 PM

Sue Ann Harfst
RE: Friedrich Harfst and Wilhelmine
Thanks, Eddie,

I would be delighted to have you transfer them. I think that they are cousins, but I need to consult daddy's genealogy papers to be absolutely sure of which degree. We are from northern Illinois ourselves, and all the Harfsts are related, although there have never been very many of us. When I come back to Illinois next year, I plan to visit as many family graves as possible. Thanks for finding so many for me!

Sue Ann

Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Jul 12, 2014 7:04 PM

Mark Barnett
Any problems using the grave photos for my tree?

Added by Mark Barnett on Jul 12, 2014 6:28 PM

Mark Barnett
Marie Holmstrom
Thank you getting the picture for me.

Added by Mark Barnett on Jul 12, 2014 6:25 PM

Sue Ann Harfst
Friedrich Harfst and Wilhelmine
Hi, Eddie,

Thank you so very much for the photograph, and for adding a memorial for my cousin's wife! I greatly appreciate it. The stone is so legible, too, even after a century. You take a good picture. Thanks so much!

Sue Ann Harfst

Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Jul 12, 2014 2:18 PM

Paul Freese
RE: Freese memorials
Thank you for the offer! Please transfer all Freese memorials to me.

Thank you,
Paul Freese

Added by Paul Freese on Jul 10, 2014 10:05 AM

Wayne Andrews
RE: Hariet Gunsaul
Thank you Eddie. I would be very pleased to have the memorial for my cousin Hariet.

Added by Wayne Andrews on Jul 08, 2014 11:28 AM

Virtual Cemetery
As a suggestion you might consider creating a public virtual cemetery to showcase the Maryland 6th Infantry burials. Sounds very wonderful!!

Added by LydiaV on Jul 03, 2014 1:48 PM

Jerry Stremcha
Deward Miller Memoral
Thank you for filling his photo request. I appreciate your time and effort spent.

Added by Jerry Stremcha on Jul 03, 2014 6:31 AM

Linda Carr
RE: Bluemke
Thank you again for everything. You may be right about George being a grandson. I will have to do some more searching. Yes, in census records Johann went by John. I've seen his name both ways. I just had no idea where they were buried. I am so happy to have this mystery solved. Thank you for your time and help. It feels like I can reunite the family now. Have a great day!!! :)

Added by Linda Carr on Jun 26, 2014 8:00 PM


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