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Tom Raub (#46584711)
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Bio Photo I am a retired teacher with numerous interests including genealogy.
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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
John Robinson

The Heisely marker described in this sentence --
"The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has erected an historical marker for George Heisely at the Northwest corner of North 2nd St and Walnut St in Harrisburg." -- is not quite correct. That marker was erected by the City of Harrisburg, not the Commonwealth. I thought you might want to know this.

John Robinson
Former director. State Historical Marker Program
President, Historical Society of Dauphin County
Added by John Robinson on Jun 11, 2014 4:05 PM
RE: Copeland
Tom, I sent edits in the "My Edits" tab on your profile for links for your Copeland memorials to their parents, added a middle name for one and some date and place information. I thought you reviewed and approved the edits is why I thanked you. If a memorial owner does not do that within 30 days F-G automatically updates the memorials and this must be what happened.~Laura.
Added by Honor on Jun 11, 2014 3:13 PM
Tom, thank you for the updates and links-they are appreciated! Laura.
Added by Honor on Jun 11, 2014 10:09 AM
Faith Shores
Crofoot, Orange and wife Ruth
Tom, I'm doing research on the Crofoot family. I was looking at the same 2 headstones in 2 different cemeteries. I don't know which cemetery is correct.

Here's the one: Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 18, 1831

age 40 yrs 6 mos

Cole Hill Cemetery
Brookfield (Madison County)
Madison County
New York, USA

Created by: Tombstone Hunter
Record added: Jan 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32900249
Added by Faith Shores on Feb 17, 2014 11:09 AM
Ron Blauch
Heisleys of Harrisburg
I have been gathering information on the Heisley dynasty of instrument makers. You really put a lot of info together that is extremely helpful. The early instrument makers made them one piece at a time with precision and craftsmanship. Their accomplishments are worthy of a lasting legacy. Thanks
Added by Ron Blauch on Jan 26, 2014 8:47 PM
David Lock
transfer management
John Locke Find A Grave Memorial# 115974320 is my great grandfather. would you kindly allow me to manage this record as well as his mother Johanna Locke?

thank you
David Lock
Added by David Lock on Oct 31, 2013 5:37 PM
Janis Tomko
George Michael Hoff
I noticed that you added quite a few Hoff memorials which included photos and bios. Thanks so much for creating these - particularly the one for George Michael Hoff (Memorial# 83589351). From the tombstone photo it appears that his wife was Eleanor Ludwig. I have been trying to find more information on this couple and if they had a son named Richard. I know this is a long shot, but are you related and do you by any chance have any further information on Michael and his child[ren]?
Added by Janis Tomko on Oct 11, 2013 8:18 PM
RE: Frederick A Heisely
WOW!!! What a family history. I am truly impressed. I almost didn't send you a note I was just going to post the picture and keep on going. I'm so glad I did.

Here is something that will make you go HMMMMM.. Peanut House/Zimmerman last name is Zimmermann. A friend of mine says, there are no coincidences it is your loved ones on the other side saying Hello. I think our families are saying Hello.

I posted Catherine's picture and Thank You for the shout out but it really wasn't necessary.

I found the lot on the Section 22 map. It is lot 77.

Thank you again for all the info.

Zim ~ aka Janet Zimmermann
Added by Zim on Jun 30, 2013 7:26 PM
Frederick A Heisely
Find A Grave #80258852 I couldn't help myself. I had to notify you. I posted a picture of Frederick A Heisely's headstone. It is the best headstone I have ever seen.

There is also a Catherine Heisely - died Mar 13, 1868 - buried next to him. If you create the memorial I will post the picture. If not, I'll post the memorial and the picture.

Allegheny Cemetery does not have them listed on their website but they are buried in Section 22. One day this week I will stop in their office and ask for the lot number.

Let me know what you would like to do.

Zim ~ aka Janet
Added by Zim on Jun 30, 2013 3:20 PM
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