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Ellen (#47172556)
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Bio Photo I live in Maryland but my heart and much of the family I am researching is in Pennsylvania. The majority of my family is of German origin, emigrating in the early to mid 1700s. On my father's side I have a particular interest in the following families: Stine/Stein, Smith, Hauze, Burkert, and Flick. On my mother's side I am deeply vested in Virginia/West Virginia and the Hite and Manning families, as well as the Strouse family in Pennsylvania. See my Virtual Cemeteries for direct ancestors.

I have more detailed copies of photos uploaded to this site and welcome requests. If the memorial I have uploaded is not related to my family, I would be pleased to turn over ownership to a family member.

Photos on Find a Grave should never be used without permission, and the source should always be credited.

My policy is that others may use the photos of HEADSTONES I have posted for personal use, but do require that the source of the photo(s) be stated as that both credits my work and also provides provenance for the photo. Simply reference that it is a photo posted on FAG by Ellen and give the date and memorial number.

Please DO NOT ever copy PORTRAITS unless you are IMMEDIATELY related or a direct descendant. Again, reference that it is a photo posted on FAG by Ellen and give the date and memorial number.

Thank you.
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Carol Tatum
RE: Joseph Reuben Smith
Also, in my mother and dad's wedding book, she had written down that her great-grandfather's name was Joseph Reuben Smith (it was actually James S. Smith).
Added by Carol Tatum on Jan 26, 2016 9:35 AM
Patricia Shirock
Philip Jacob Shellhammer

I just saw your blog mentioning Philip Jacob Shellhammer. In it you state PJ married Elizabeth Donat in 1784. The New bethel Church records Elizabeth Donat and her sister as SINGLE sponsors in 1796. Due to information in my family it is believed that the earlier children of PJ were those of an Indian mother. I have a lot of information on this that I would be glad to share. If interested in this e-mail me at

Patricia Shirock
Added by Patricia Shirock on Jan 01, 2016 6:45 PM
Cheryl Fidler Schneck
Aaron Huber ~ Memorial #116655212
I'm hoping this message gets to you for I couldn't get your e-mail address. Please e-mail me directly so that I can respond to your suggestion on this memorial.

~Cheryl Fidler Schneck
Added by Cheryl Fidler Schneck on Dec 13, 2015 7:38 AM
Margaret 68
Daniel Shellhammer
Hello Ellen,
Thank you for your message concerning Daniel Shellhammer 1784-1873
As you know this Daniel is the son of Philip Jacob 1759-1836, who is the son of Hans Jurg Schellhammer 1727-1797.
I will be happy to enter his birthplace that is listed on the American Genealogical-Biographical Index which is Ger, Pennsylvania.
My Great Great Grandfather and Grandmother, Moses and Martha Shelhammer, are also buried in the Plum Grove Cemetery not far from Daniel's headstone. In the early 1980's there was a different headstone for Daniel that was brought to my attention too.
On the 1870 census Daniel was living with his son John 1811-1899 and his wife Lovina. Daniel was born in Pennsylvania but migrated to Ohio and on to Michigan.
Thank you again,
Added by Margaret 68 on Nov 14, 2015 6:00 PM
Dawn Albrecht
RE: Matthew O'Brien at Riverside
Hi Ellen, sorry its taken me a bit to get back to you but here is what I have

buried in Block B Lot 5 are

Charles H O'Brien 76401661 aged 17y 5m 28d
Date of burial 1891 Mar 23

Hanna 76401664 aged 43y 1m 3d
Date of burial 1891 Apr 29

James A 76401666 aged 25y 5m 9d
Date of burial 1900 Sept 26

Matthew 76401669 aged 82y 4m 22d
Date of burial 1928 Apr 7

John 76401668 aged 41y burial originally 1935 Aug 6th he was dis-interred Setp 23, 1954 and re buried at Cedar Memorial

Harry 76401665 aged 5y Buried 1901 Apr 6

only Hanna, James, and Charles have stones and their photo are on the memorials

Harry and Matthew do not have a stone.. The city clerk gave me a copy of the interment card if you would like to have it, I can mail it to you if you want to e-mail me your address...

hope this helps in your research

Added by Dawn Albrecht on Oct 16, 2015 4:11 PM
Krista AQ & Tommy Thompson
RE: Thanks
You're welcome--thank you for sending them my way!
Added by Krista AQ & Tommy Thompso... on Sep 26, 2015 4:22 PM
bill jordan
Re: Mary Strother Duffields
Thanks for the info. Richard & Mary were married. But where does Elizabeth fit in? Was Elizabeth, Richard's first wife. When did he marry Mary? 1814?
Added by bill jordan on Sep 22, 2015 8:36 AM
Ruth Kirkendall
Hello Ellen,
On the 1900 U.S. Census, Mary Kirkendall born May 1856 living in Briar Creek is listed as a widow, 2 children and 1 alive George born April 1889. On Find A Grave on Stephen Kirkendall's memorial you have listed 2 photos. On one of the photos you can enlarge the dates and it does list 1894 for Ruth. Hoping this helps you..Pat
Added by Patricia on Sep 20, 2015 6:16 AM
RE: Elizabeth Bast Bachman
No problem, glad it helps. That cem was something to get into a few yrs. ago and hasn't changed much. There is very little maintenance other than maybe Boy Scouts or local veteran's, so best walked in colder weather.
Added by J.G.B. on Sep 13, 2015 1:40 PM
Peggy Spengler-Moser
Your request
I cannot remove the link for Joseph K Biery and Sarah C Keiter Schultheis (1852 - 1916). The other party has to.
Added by Peggy Spengler-Moser on Aug 31, 2015 9:03 PM
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