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Tom Raub (#46584711)
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Mary Fulton Geyer
Is Mary Fulton Geyer the spouse of Harry Lyman Raub Geyer? Do you want me to link them?
Added by Cate on Oct 11, 2014 7:45 PM
Herbert Heilig
George Michael Hoff
I am very interested in this christening info as the Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society, Vol. 81, 1977, page 170 states "The first child born to them in the Colonies was also their first son George Michael (1766-1810). Another daughter Susanna Margaret was born 1768. The fact that the names of both of these children do not appear in the birth and baptismal records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity (consecrated May 4, 1766) as do the names of the following children, tends to reinforce the assumption that the Hoffs were still not in Lancaster. The absence of Hoff's name from the county tax lists is further evidence." It would appear that the father was serving an indenture that paid for the families passage but just where and with whom is yet to be discovered. I have a theory but as yet no concrete evidence to prove it. If you have any proof of his baptism I would be greatly indebted to you as it may save me much work. I trust this very detailed and lengthy article on the Hoffs! Reid Heilig
Added by Herbert Heilig on Oct 08, 2014 9:35 AM
RE: Henry Hare & wife, Mary (Lowery) Hare
I'm tracing back a Robert Brewster Hare who married into my Cross surname line.
Robert married Mary Evelena "Lena" Cross who was a sister to my great grandfather.
I have his parents as Henry Hare, Jr. & Mary Lowrey
Their daughter, Clara Belle/Clarabelle is buried in the Hainsville cemetery.
Just checking around and saw what might be Robert's parents' memorials.
Nothing that can't wait.
Added by sec412 on Sep 21, 2014 12:20 PM
RE: Henry Hare & wife, Mary (Lowery) Hare
Thank you for your help with the Hare's buried in Hainsville Cemetery.
Did you see the 'note' on Find A Grave # 53199121?
Note: Henry, Mary. Chesley,Thomas and Margaret are all on the same marker
There appears to be 2 Henry Hare's buried in the cemetery.
Just trying to sort all this out, get markers preserved with photos before they are completley unreadable.
I really appreciate your help.
Added by sec412 on Sep 21, 2014 7:37 AM
Henry Hare & wife
Thank you very much for taking the time to get a photo of Henry's marker & his wife.
Added by sec412 on Sep 21, 2014 5:48 AM
Nicholas Gattis
Isaac Gerhart
Can you tell me the source for Isaac Gerhart's picture(1788-1865, Lancaster, PA)? I am trying to find biographical information.
Added by Nicholas Gattis on Sep 19, 2014 4:45 AM
RE: Catherine Merkley Townsend's parents
Also, I looked at the documents attached to Catherine Hare Merkley's memorial, so they can be removed. Thanks!
Added by bvn on Aug 25, 2014 2:56 PM
RE: Catherine Merkley Townsend's parents
Thanks for the return information. I have processed the links, and also sent a suggested correction for Catherine Hare to move Hare to maiden name and add Merkley to surname.

What a great picture of Catherine Merkley Townsend - many old pictures feature people with grim or stern faces, but she is smiling and looks so sweet!
Added by bvn on Aug 25, 2014 2:55 PM
Catherine Merkley Townsend's parents
Hello. I received the suggested links for Catherine's parents and just had a couple of questions.

1 - The cemetery record for Catherine Townsend says her parents were Henry and Carolina (instead of Catherine) Merkley. Do you have a source for Catherine being Henry's wife/Catherine's mom?

2 - Can you tell me how Catherine Hare Merkley's body came to be lost or destroyed?

Added by bvn on Aug 24, 2014 9:40 AM
John Robinson
Well, as it so happens, we are planning an exhibit and talk about Mr. Heisely and the Durang brothers of York and their connection to the National Anthem. It will be the weekend of Sept. 13-14 at the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion in Harrisburg.

Do you have an email address that I could give to those people planning the event so that they might write to you to see how you might be involved?

How fortuitous to meet a descendant online!

John Robinson
Added by John Robinson on Jun 12, 2014 7:03 AM
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