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rjschatz (#46560566)
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Bio Photo I'm a 67 year-old retired high school teacher living just outside Philly. My wife and I currently have ten children, aside from fourteen we have fostered over the years. I hope that I'm preserving some history, family, and heritage for them. I've received e-mails from people offering information to add to memorials. One connected an isolated memorial of 13-year-old girl who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic with memorials of her parents and sister; another, provided birth information for a Civil War soldier. I'm also interested in the industrial life of 19th Century Philadelphia which produced as many wealthy humanitarians and philanthropists (e.g., Henry Disston, Matthias Baldwin, William Bucknell) as it did robber barons (e.g., Edward Berwind). If you see inaccuracies in my information, please contact me and I'll make corrections. If you find the the existence of a memorial causes emotional hurt or pain, let me know, and I'll remove it, but I'd ask you to first consider that the purpose of posting memorials is to honor a memory--to insure that the person is not forgotten. Please be patient with any changes you request that I make. I'm discovering that I'm sometimes busier in retirement than I was in the 44 years that I taught.

I'd like to thank all the folks who send me corrections and additional information to post on the memorials. It's fascinating to be able to find insights into the lives of people who, except for time and space, may not really be all that different from us. It makes "the human family" more than a trite phrase.
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Amerlan Family
Johannes Mertens
Hi I noticed that you have Johannes Mertens "Find A Grave Memorial# 10880661" in your virtual cemetery for Revolutionary War. do you know what militia he was in if at all. He would be my 6th great Grandfather .Thank you, Amerlan Family (#47948572)
Added by Amerlan Family on Oct 26, 2014 7:51 AM
Jane Hamilton
Sarah L. Clayton
Hi again, I enlarged the headstone and it has 1874 for year of birth. Can't seem to locate the family in the census. Regards, Jane
Added by Jane Hamilton on Oct 04, 2014 7:29 AM
Jane Hamilton
Sarah Lillian Clayton
Researching this Clayton/Whiteley/Muff line for a friend. I find the 1876 birth on one record, death certificate has 1875 and yet another has 1874. Thank you for the grave and her photo. Very nice. Jane
Added by Jane Hamilton on Oct 04, 2014 7:26 AM
Bruce Wertz
Elizabeth Montgomery Kingsley [1906-1988]
Thank you for connecting Elizabeth Kingsley's memorial to her harents
Added by Bruce Wertz on Sep 17, 2014 12:40 PM
Bruce Wertz
Elizabeth Montgomery Kingsley [1906-1988]
Good Moring:

Will you please consider transferring to me the memorial of Elizabeth Montgomery Kingsley[1906-1988]. Elizabeth Kingsley's findagrave # is 27986366. The purpose of my request is so I may
connect he to her parents memorials. Elizabeth's
father was Grenville Dodge Montgomery [1876-1961],
who' Find A Grave # is 27942183. Elizabeth's mother was
Anne [Allen] Montgomery [1879-1966] Find A Grave # 114988030.

Elizabeth Montgomery Kingsley would be my 3rd cousin.

My Findagrave # 1s 46572133

Thank you for considering my request and for all you have done on this web site
Added by Bruce Wertz on Sep 08, 2014 10:52 AM
Doll Harris-Hargrove
Fidelia Wilson Holmes
Thank you so much for the photograph of the tombstone. It was very much appreciated!
Added by Doll Harris-Hargrove on Aug 24, 2014 6:33 PM
Emlen
Harriet V. Evans (née Musser) 19427674
Could you please transfer my 3rd Great Grandfather to me?
Thank You!
Added by Emlen on Aug 17, 2014 2:45 PM
Karen Schall
Henry P. Wood # 21041957
Hello,
I thought I'd check with you on the off-chance that you might remember approximately where in the Gulph Christian Cemetery Henry P. Wood's headstone is located. I called the cemetery folks, and they don't even have record that he's buried there after one of the books was lost, perhaps in a fire. Henry was a civil war soldier who died in 1885 and was my 3rd great-grandfather. I'll be visiting the cemetery soon with my aging parents and don't want to have them stomping around for hours looking.
Added by Karen Schall on Aug 01, 2014 3:16 PM
Jim Allingham
Bean Family edits
Thank you very much for the Bean family edits. I really appreciated your help.
Jim Allingham
Lansdale, PA
Added by Jim Allingham on May 09, 2014 9:26 PM
BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE
Ann Hnter Dewees # 14214277
Hello rjschatz, Ann # 14214277, her dad Waters Dewees # 127110723, her mom Ann Jacob Bull # 42066485,
Thanks so much, The Deweese Clan:
Added by BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE on Mar 30, 2014 4:10 AM
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