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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 13 years, 9 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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Greg Leimeister
RE: St Bernard's Cemetery Baby Section
I know there's a book at the Mormon Church Latter Day Saints on Howe Avenue on the burials at St Bernard's Cemetery. That's how I found out that my Aunt was buried there.
Added by Greg Leimeister on Nov 28, 2015 2:39 PM
Greg Leimeister
RE: St Bernard's Cemetery Baby Section
That's what I was told (Re: the baby section). Perhaps it's not true.
The person who told me has since lost the information on my Aunt's burial and I've misplaced the info also. I did go to the unmarked grave. I know it's near the road.
Added by Greg Leimeister on Nov 27, 2015 9:21 AM
Kevin Lodwick
Thanks Zella
Thank you for your contributions they have helped me much.
Added by Kevin Lodwick on Nov 26, 2015 12:18 PM
Greg Leimeister
My Photo is sideways

You made a comment that my picture of my tombstone on Anthony Leimeister's grave is sideways.

I know. I don't know how to make it correct. The picture i submitted wasn't sideways. This website doesn't have any way to make it right side up that I know.

Any suggestions?
Added by Greg Leimeister on Nov 22, 2015 10:49 AM
John Fagan

You have information on the grave of Mary Theresa Lohmeier Rentz in Old Saint Mary's Cemetery in Holidaysburg, PA.

She was my GGGM's sister. My GGGM was Annie Lohmeier Rhiner.

It is noted that her parents were Leopold Lohmeier and Annie Singer. Where did you get this information?

I can find information on their mother, Annie Singer Lohmeier. I think she married a Drass later in life after her husband died.

I have never been able to find out anything about Leopold Lohmeier. Do you have any more information on him?

Thank you so much for your time.
Added by John Fagan on Nov 20, 2015 1:56 PM
Linda O
RE: Alice C. Davis
I am not related to Alice, but glad you were able to find her memorial page.
Added by Linda O on Nov 19, 2015 10:20 AM
Kathy Noon
Please give me a call very interested in information we can give each other (814)515-5658
Added by Kathy Noon on Nov 18, 2015 6:12 PM
Kathy Noon
Smith Family
Are you related to william Smit ? If you are how? I am his great,great granddaughter! Please let me know?
Added by Kathy Noon on Nov 14, 2015 7:44 PM
On Mockler
Disregard my earlier message, couldn't be you. But you may still feel free to email.
-Jeanne #47847520
Added by macmadam on Nov 14, 2015 6:54 PM
Does your husband come through Augusta Mockler? We've lost a Mockler family member recently, feel free to not publicly email me.
-Jeanne #47847520
Added by macmadam on Nov 14, 2015 6:50 PM
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