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Mark Maxwell (#46819259)
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Bio Photo Born 1947 in Atlantic City Hospital. Egg Harbor City (EHC) schools and Oakcrest High School. Graduate of University of Dubuque (C'1970) BS Chemistry. Retired NJ State Police Forensic Scientist Supervisor (Drugs and Toxicology) June 2012; current member American Chemical Society, and Society of Forensic Toxicologists, and former member Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, President of the EHC Historical Society and Roundhouse Museum (see our Facebook page). In 2010, completed a book on early Egg Harbor City for Arcadia Publishing and selected "Citizen of the Year in appreciation for service to our community". Appointed Squadron Historian by the Edward H. "Butch" O'Hare Fighting Squadron Six (VF-6), Member of the Tailhook Association, USS Intrepid Association, United States Naval Institute, Life Member of 11th Airborne Association, Honorary Flying Tiger Award, Founding member American Air Museum of Britain and the Flying Tigers Memorial Museum in China.

EHC cemetery entries have reconciled FindAGrave files with the records of the City Clerk. The EHC Historical Society has a spreadsheet of the original 8 blocks of the cemetery and digital copies of the Block/Section maps. We still get requests from families whose records indcated interment here, but no records can be found. There are also many headstones not recorded in the Clerk's records, which apparently are not complete between 1860 and 1900.

Family (Cavileers & Maxwells) in the Atlantic/Burlington County area since 1700s.
Married Patricia A. O'Brien (Longmeadow, MA). Two sons: Mark Jr., James; two grandchildren.

In OCT2014, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. On 12OCT2015 I underwent an autologous stem-cell transplant at Jefferson Hospital. I am undergoing a maintenance chemotherapy that will be 24 x 21-on-7-off sequences of Revlimid ending in 2018. Spring 2016 will enable me to return to most of my former activities, including Find-A-Grave.

Among my family trees are:



Anyone who wants to use my info/photos for personal/family use GO AHEAD. Any others, just add a credit line below it.

Before you ask me to change an "unknown" birthdate to one that you calculated, know your degree of uncertainty. To change a year, the age on the headtone must include years AND months. Without both the uncertainty is +/- one year and will not be changed.

Please note: I do look at corrections sent to me, just not always the day you send it.
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David Lancaster
RE: Raymond J Norton
Hi Raymond
I found the DOD and the Atlantic library email me the obit.
Thanks for your willingness to help.

Dave Lancaster
Added by David Lancaster on Sep 21, 2016 7:05 PM
Teresa Craig
RE: Lynch Family Egg Harbor NJ Cemetery
thank you, I have the basic but that has not shown up with the obituary. they probably make you pay extra.
Added by Teresa Craig on Sep 19, 2016 4:40 PM
Teresa Craig
Lynch Family Egg Harbor NJ Cemetery
Dear Mark,
I hope you are feeling better these days and getting stronger. I so appreciate the work you have done as I have now found my great grandparents at this cemetery -William J and Elizabeth F Lynch. I am in search of two sons. One though died in Newport RI in 1904 only 11 months old. but there was another son, Thomas Francis Lynch who lived in Washington DC and shows he died there but was in the service. his DOB 11-4-1889 and death April 1964. I believe he was married to an Annie E Lynch who was from Washington DC. I think her Birth Year was 1881
Can you help in finding my great Uncle Thomas. thank you!
Added by Teresa Craig on Sep 19, 2016 10:32 AM
RE: Smith & Wade in Grassy Creek
Your personal info was very interesting. My father was with the first aerial reconnaissance in WWII and my brother was in the last in Viet Nam. I am sorry to hear abt your health problem as I am a retired RN and am somewhat familiar with the difficulties you are facing. I wish you the best. As far as the records you quoted, I am not familiar with them as I am totally self taught in genealogy. My only answer to both of them being on the same headstone is that I have come across it when a couples deaths were close together, or when money was tight, as stones and engraving were out of many people's reach financially, or when it was requested on a last wish. Paula Watson Bonin
Added by pwbonin on Sep 17, 2016 7:41 PM
Judy Bayer
RE: Drumms
Many thanks for all your work at Zion Cemetery where thanks to your efforts I have been able to confirm information concerning a number of my ancestors!!!

Judy Bayer
Added by Judy Bayer on Sep 03, 2016 4:22 PM
Neil D Scheidt
RE: Barto bio
The other problem I mentioned was that of Abraham Reppert who has a flat marker at Dryville but is believed to be buried at Lobachsville with his wife. I was told his marker might be moved to Lobachs. yesterday I inquired about any progress.
Be well,
Added by Neil D Scheidt on Aug 24, 2016 10:25 AM
Kelly K
EHT Gertrude Staffos grave
I just wanted to say how much we truly appreciated your help via email and on the phone while trying to locate my great grandmother's grave. I would not have been able to do it without the "blob" photo you sent and most importantly you adding her grave to findagrave. You truly are one of a kind! Without volunteers like you and the others that helped work on this cemetery many people would never be found. Thanks Kelly
Added by Kelly K on Aug 16, 2016 9:27 PM
Tania Dubb
RE: Hannah Gale of Tuckerton
I have a Hannah Berry b1882 in my tree who married an Oliver Gale. He was buried in Tuckerton. I don't have a death date for her.

There are two other people who have the last name of Gale at Weymouth who have very similar stones: Martin Gale and Hazel Gale. The 1900 census record has a Hannah Gale listed as the mother of an Albert Gale living in Weymouth. There is a Martin Gale listed on that record as a boarder.

I wish I had more information for you, because the story is definitely interesting.
Added by Tania Dubb on Aug 08, 2016 5:49 PM
Jennifer Merry
Natter Headstones
Mark, thank you so much for taking the time to locate the grave site of Amanda, Jacob, and Margarethe Natter. I am sad to see that there is no headstone available but I am glad that you took the time to look. Your time if very much appreciated.
Added by Jennifer Merry on Aug 07, 2016 2:47 PM
Kitt Christopherson
RE: Jacob Natter

Correct. The bottler must have been the blacksmith as he is listed as blacksmith on several birth certificates and documents. They came from NY and must have moved to Egg Harbor City, NJ around 1862. Jacob and Amelia's eldest child Jacob H. Natter was born in King, NY in 1860. Their next child Ludwig Natter is listed as being born in East New York, King, NY in March 1862 and dying in EHC in August 1862. The next sibling Emilie is born in EHC June 18, 1863 and dies there February 2, 1865. Next Edward William Natter is born in EHC in 1864 and dies there in 1865. Then several others siblings are born in EHC: Oscar 1866 (my great-great grandfather), Mary or Maria 1867, Frederick 1870, Edmund 1871, Emma 1875, and Charles 1877. Here is some information from the 1880 census where their last name was misspelled:

Name Jacob Nalter
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States
District ED 1
Gender Male
Age 44
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Occupation Blacksmith
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1836
Birthplace Germany
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Germany
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 37
Sheet Number and Letter 37B
Household ID 9190905
Person Number 0
Volume 1
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T9
Affiliate Film Number 0770
GS Film Number 1254770
Digital Folder Number 005161408
Image Number 00079






Jacob Nalter Self M 44 Germany
Amelia Nalter Wife F 39 Germany
Jacob Nalter Son M 20 New York, United States
Oscar Nalter Son M 14 New York, United States
Mary Nalter Daughter F 12 New Jersey, United States
Fredrick Nalter Son M 10 New Jersey, United States
Edmund Nalter Son M 8 New Jersey, United States
Emma Nalter Daughter F 6 New Jersey, United States
Charles Nalter Son M 3 New Jersey, United States
Caroline Vatz Other F 44 Germany
Jerry Kile Other M 23 Pennsylvania, United States
George Dout Other M 52 Germany
Mike Blankenhower Other M 23 Germany

Added by Kitt Christopherson on Aug 07, 2016 10:33 AM
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