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Tricker (#47304675)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 24 days
Bernard C Carey
Thank You
Hi Tricker. I just wanted to say thank you for all the memorials you've posted on Find a Grave. Countless numbers of the memorials are ancestors of mine in Berks County. I've gained a lot of valuable information. Thanks again!

Added by Bernard C Carey on Mar 16, 2015 6:23 PM

Kathy glaeser
RE: Hello
Me neither! LOL...Must have joined a while ago!!!

Added by Kathy glaeser on Mar 16, 2015 4:05 PM

Neil D Scheidt
Emma Catharine Heiser
Thanks for the transfer. She was complicated. A out-of-wedlock who was adopted.

Added by Neil D Scheidt on Mar 14, 2015 9:29 AM

RE: Grave site for Emma C. Hinkel
The Emma C mystery has been solved. Her mother was Sarah Bearr with Israel Spayd. Sarah was 17 1/2 at the time of Emma's birth. It is not clear if Sarah and Isreal were married. But Sarah eventually marries David S. Hinkel and Emma is shown living with them in a 1870 census. It is not clear if David actually adopted her or if she just went by the name Hinkel.

Emma eventually marries James Heiser and has two daughters. The first is Caroline Elizabeth and her birth record shows Emma as Emma Cath (spayde) sic Heiser and the second is my grandmother Edna May where her mother is listed as Emma Cathrine daughter of Israel and Sarah Spayd.

If you respond, please reply to my e mail address

Added by Jim on Mar 12, 2015 10:02 AM

Your Premature Memorial/Burial.
“Trickster”: In response to your improper remarks in your response to my comments below and since you misspell people’s surnames on purpose as a direct insult, take note: I don’t give a damn who you are or what your relationship to the deceased was. Friends do not do what you did if they have any sort of proper rearing, which you obviously do not. Your act is creating a memorial prematurely is a tasteless one and does not honour the deceased as you seem to think, but discredits him by your alleged association with his good name.

As for your so-called aide to humanity via the website Find-a-Grave, all I can say is that professional researchers take that website with a grain of salt because amateurs such as yourself (20,000+ memorials, indeed) pepper the system with errors and misinformation all because, like you, they jump to conclusions before they get their facts lined up correctly. I see several complaints here about your own errors in dates, etc.

Finally Sir, I do not hide behind some nom de plume and render my messages anonymously. My full name is clearly visible as you can see. So what are you afraid of “Trickster?” Having someone whom you angered come to your door one night and sort you?

You may do whatever you wish, but that cannot control the thoughts of other people who read your messages. Remember: "You can fool some of the people some of the time .... "

Added by JOHN CHARLES MANTON on Feb 24, 2015 8:06 AM

About Your PrematureBurial.
I do not know who you are, but I was Doug's college roommate at Millersville and knew him well. Don't you think that your "premature burial" of his remains is a wee bit on the tackless side? You might have waited until he was in his grave before "jumping" to add his name to your so-called 20,000+ memorials that you have created to date.

As you failed to provide a personal e-mail address, you leave no other method of communicating with you other than via the "public message" method of Find-a-Grave. You cannot undo what you have done, so I am afraid that your reputation is now tarnished. Sad. Very sad for poor Doug to have friends like you.

Added by JOHN CHARLES MANTON on Feb 23, 2015 7:08 AM

Philip J. Kuhn
Philip (one l) J. Kuhn #73179045 was married to Mantana C. Kuhn (Kunkel) #73179030. He was much older (26 years!), but she is listed as his wife on his Pa. death certificate and she is listed as his wife (marriage #2) on the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses. They had at least 6 children together. Philip's first wife, Magdalena Hintz died in 1908. This information will also affect the information for their daughter, Virgie #94939491 and the information on Magdalena Kuhn's page, #73179105. Virgie is a daughter, not a sister, of Mantana. Thank you for all your unselfish work in helping to further genealogy and finding our ancestors!

Added by okieca on Feb 23, 2015 3:33 AM

Alfred Gerhardt
Lydia An Harrington Diem's Death Date
Lydia Ann Harrington Diem Memorial No. 70888609 died on November 17, 1908. Her Pennsylvania Death Certificate File No. is 107200 and it was filed on November 21, 1908. You can view her death certificate on under Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906 - 1963.

Added by Alfred Gerhardt on Feb 13, 2015 9:52 AM

Camille Harden Glancy
Obituary for Francis Palm
I am researching the Palm Family Berks County. I came across an obituary for Francis Palm Memorial# 71693773. I would like to add this information to his memorial. I am not a direct descendant. He was my great uncle. The obituary was published in the Reading Times in 1938. I found it on If you would like the information, you can email me at Thanks.


Added by Camille Harden Glancy on Feb 10, 2015 11:24 AM

John Wells #69225146
Am researching this family and have come across his certificate. His birth date is listed as Oct. 29, 1838, with his age listed as 100, 9 months, 13 days. Not the same as the stone, but informed by daughter Laura Spencer.

Added by m-space on Feb 05, 2015 11:47 AM

The Loepers
Hi Tricker. Thanks so much for the transfers, and for making the memorials.

Added by KarenK on Feb 05, 2015 5:52 AM

Buddy Linderman
Glenn Woodrow Linderman

Just wanted to say thank you for making a memorial for my cousin Glenn Woodrow Linderman

Thank you
Buddy Linderman,

Added by Buddy Linderman on Jan 18, 2015 10:12 AM

RE: Christopher Catherina
Thank you so much for the transfers!

Added by Persephone on Jan 17, 2015 9:03 AM

Alfred Greenawalt
William Hertzhog

Thank you for the bio.


Added by Alfred Greenawalt on Jan 15, 2015 11:53 AM

pat micci
mistake on your information
You put a patricia miccicke information wrong date of birth. You put oct 27 1923. Correct date of birth is oct. 27, 1983.
You can contact me at There are a couple patricia miccickes and we dont want any errors .

Added by pat micci on Jan 09, 2015 8:30 AM

John Paling
RE: Your photos of Matilda (Jackson) Connard and Henry Connard
Thank you so much.

I will go ahead and copy the photos and let you know when we put them up on the website so that you might check them for your approval.

Kind regards


Added by John Paling on Jan 08, 2015 1:02 PM

John Paling
Your photos of Matilda (Jackson) Connard and Henry Connard
Dear Mr Tricker,
First thank you for your kindnesses in taking so many photos of the tombstones in Reading Cemeteries .

It happens that I have an extensive series of original first hand accounts of the Civil War as seen from Reading written by my relative Thomas Jackson. He founded a rope making business there in 1820s and is also buried in the Charles Evans Cemetery along with most of his family. Photos of the gravestones (along with the original letters) are shown in our extensive website (You will see that we have had wonderful support from other citizens of Reading in order to put this together.)

My purpose now is to request that I might have your permission to copy the two photos of the tombstones of Matilda and Henry Connard and add them to the Thomas Jackson website- along with references to the locations in the Findagrave archive and acknowledgment that you are the copyright holder of these two photographs. (And any other credits that you deem appropriate.)

I would be happy to explain further if you wished to contact me via Thank you.

Added by John Paling on Jan 08, 2015 9:28 AM

L Elliott
Swinehart Edits
Hi! I noticed the dates on the Swinehart memorials were a little off...I sent requests for corrections today and attached photos I took of their headstones so you have them to refer to. I think the lighting was a little better when I was there, making the inscriptions easier to read on the photos. :) Thanks so much!

Added by L Elliott on Jan 03, 2015 4:31 PM

Joanne Gross Vaughn
Biondo updates
Biondo updates done

Added by Joanne Gross Vaughn on Jan 03, 2015 2:56 PM

Tom Miller
Aulenbach's Cem. map
Thank you so much for your rapid reply to my request for more information on Harriet Rogers' grave in Aulenbach's Cemetery.

I have not been successful in locating a map of that cemetery. I would appreciate it if you would continue to keep an eye out for one in your travels.

Tom MIller

Added by Tom Miller on Jan 02, 2015 11:32 AM

grave #60807399
Hi there,

Would you be able to transfer the management for Stanley J. (grave #60807399) and Stella Blanski to me? Stanley is the brother of my great-grandfather, John Blanski. I would appreciate your help in this. Thank you! Laura

Added by lzamp on Jan 02, 2015 7:43 AM

Tom Miller
Harriet Rogers in Mt. Penn

Harriet Rogers nee Templin is my 4g-grandmother and is buried in Aulenbach's Cemetery in Mt. Penn. I am planning a trip to visit and am concerned that due to the size of the cemetery, I might well not find her plot. Do you have a map for that place or happen to remember the approximate location of her grave? Thank you for the picture of her headstone.

Tom Miller

Added by Tom Miller on Jan 01, 2015 6:59 PM

Edna Mae Brossman nee Heiser
Edna Mae Brossman was married to William Josiah Brossman, both buried in Alsace.

They had two children, a baby boy born still born and buried next to them in Alsace. He was not given a name. Their only other child was James William Brossman Jr. b. 25 June 1916 d. 10 Sept 1989.

Added by Jim on Dec 30, 2014 8:49 AM

RE: Grave site for Emma C. Hinkel
Hi, for the record, my father's mother was Edna Mae Brossman nee (Heiser). Her father was James William Heiser who actually lived with her at 2939 Kutztown Road, just up the road from Alsace, for most of their lives. I'm old enough to remember grandpop Heiser.

Here is a link to the top half of her birth certificate. brossman.jpg

It clearly shows her mother as Emma Cathrine, daughter of Isreal and Sarah Spayd. I suppose that Emma could have been adopted and her name was Hinkel but that's unlikely.

Actually both My Garndfather William J. and Grandma Brossman are both buried at Alsace.

Jim Brossman

Added by Jim on Dec 30, 2014 8:38 AM

Grave site for Emma C. Hinkel
Sir, my grandmother was Edna Mae Heiser and I have her old original hand done birth certificate. She is the daughter of James William Heiser and Emma Cathrine Spayd, daughter of Isreal and Sarah Spayd.

However the web site here:

lists Emma C.'s name as Hinkel. Looking at the tombstone in the picture and James Heiser's tombstone they look alike so I am assuming that the Emma C's tombstone is for Emma Cathrine Spayd not Emma C. Hinkel.

Thank you,
James Brossman

I am the current gemologist for the Brossman Family in America.

Added by Jim on Dec 29, 2014 10:49 AM


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