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CL Hileman (#47502760)
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In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach.

That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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Randy Watkins
RE: Saint John's Cemetery Dongola
Thanks for the kind words. It is appreciated
Added by Randy Watkins on Feb 05, 2016 1:27 PM
C. J. Baker
Baker Genealogy
Do you have any info on the Baker Family that came from SC (may have been in PA before that) and had several family members buried in Madison Co, TN?

See Henry Baker son of Joshua Baker in Baker Family Cemetery in Madison County, TN.

We are looking for burial of Elijah Baker also son of Joshua Baker and father of E. W. baker.
Added by C. J. Baker on Nov 17, 2015 9:26 AM
debbie donehower-adams
RE: Sarah Romberger Miller
OK, I see, thanks again, :)
Added by debbie donehower-adams on Nov 05, 2015 2:06 PM
debbie donehower-adams
RE: Balthasar Romberger
Awesome info, tks. :)
Added by debbie donehower-adams on Nov 04, 2015 7:20 PM
debbie donehower-adams
RE: Sarah Romberger Miller
Can we be certain this is her? I only ever saw them residents of Schuylkill County, PA. Tks
Added by debbie donehower-adams on Nov 04, 2015 7:12 PM
debbie donehower-adams
RE: Miller
Yes, I am descended from Jacob Miller & Sarah Romberger. I have Sarah's line pretty far back; however, I knew only that she & Jacob died after 1850. I am curious as to how you found her death date and burial site. Do you know if Jacob is buried there as well? My "assumption" is that Jacob's parents came from Germany, only because I can get no further back than a birth year of 1766-1767. I wonder though if perhaps he may be a son of Wendell Miller (born in PA and migrated to North Carolina).My grandfather always insisted his father (John Ellsworth) or his grandfather (Wendel) was an Indian. I was always skeptical, but some other "oddities" he "claimed" i have found were true. And my grandfather "looked' Indian and that trait has followed his sons (my Uncles) and his grandchildren (my male cousins). Also, my cousin recently passed, and her mother (my Aunt) has this large portrait of an Indian that always hung in my grandparents home, but nobody knows now who it was or why my grandfather had it. I appreciate any help and offer any help I can give as well. Look forward to hearing from you, Deb Adams
Added by debbie donehower-adams on Nov 01, 2015 5:16 PM
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Wendel Miller(Rowan,S.C.)
Any connection to Jacob Miller,married Sarah Romberger (Berks,PA)?
Added by debbie donehower-adams on Oct 31, 2015 4:15 PM
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RE: Silas Jones
Contact the person who created the memorial, I just added a picture. I cannot make any changes. Thank you for the added information tho. :o)
Added by Undertaker's Gr-Granddaug... on Sep 27, 2015 9:20 PM
Hileman/Concord Cemetery
You are very welcome. I am new at Find a grave, but have been doing genealogy for years. I live in Un. Co., IL., where a lot of Hilemans resided and still do. Do you have any Walkers in your ancestry? This is one of my brickwalls. Any other look ups, please let me know.
Added by Tagh on Sep 13, 2015 10:09 AM
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