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Hello from New Mexico.|
I've been excavating and cataloging pioneer cemeteries for over 30 years. In the 1980s I even published a few works on the subject. Like most of you, I'm also an avid genealogist. While I enjoy finding the graves of famous people, I'm more interested in the common soldier and pioneer. Every one of them has a story.
As for genealogy, I am currently working on the surnames Trine, Minter, Dozier, Shackleford and Marquez. I'm also collecting the names and graves of the Maryland 6th Infantry.
I'm usually "on the road," so my photos come from wherever I happen to be. I've had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of wonderful people who share this love for history. Contact me if I can be of any help to you.
ABOUT TRANSFERS: I am happy to transfer anyone who is not my direct ancestor.
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|Walter C. Burgner||RE: Francis & Mary Stevenson|
It was so "very thoughtful" of you to take the time and energy to clean the tombstones of Francis and Mary Ford Stevenson. I know that my wife, Mary Catherine Vermillion Burgner would have appreciated the "kindness" you have shown for her ancestors. I'm sorry to say that my wife "passed away" on November 6, 2013. She was also interested in the genealogy of her ancestors. Again "Thank You" so much for the time you have shown.
|Walter C. Burgner||Mary Jane Ford Stevenson photo|
Many "Thanks" for the photo of Mary Jane Ford Stevenson's photo. I really do appreciate it for your kindness and the time it took. Again many "Thanks"
|Hazel Ashens||James Ashing|
Thank you very much for the photo of James Ashing Headstone. I certainly appreciate it.
|Walter C. Burgner||Francis Stevenson photo|
I want to "Thank You" so very much in finding the tombstone of Francis Stevenson. I know it wasn't an easy task to perform. The tombstone is "very old" and the condition of the stone is not the best. Again "Thank You" for taking the time and effort to find the stone.
|Barbara Jean Lewis||Dr. John Jeffery at Southfield|
Hello, your memorials of the above and his wife are a duplicate of mine..however I'm glad to delete mine because you have more information, but wondered if you would like to copy any info that I have that you don't before I do that. I'm from Southfield where my kin are buried and have also studied the early pioneers of that area, posting their memorials on the local cemeteries. Mine is spelled "Jeffrey"
|Jan Darby||Dalseg headstone Photo|
Thank you so much for the Dalseg headstone photographs. Much appreciated!
Excellent photos of the Yeakle headstone. I appreciate your help and especially you taking the time to get the overall photos as wells as the closeups, so I can accurately read the inscriptions. Thanks! Steve
|Base Kuhn||hi there|
thanks for the maugans photos,Base
|Pam Cassiday||Helser graves|
Thanks so much for adding the Helser grave photos. Lena was a ggg aunt.
|xmdr||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
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