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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, Rittenhouse, Smith, and Hauze. 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.

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 MEMORIALS 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.

Please DO NOT use portraits unless you are immediately related.

Thank you.
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Michael Fromholt
re:Capt Joseph Darke
Ellen, I removed the DOB and adjusted the DOD, thanks for your help and if you've any more to add, please let me know.
Added by Michael Fromholt on Mar 17, 2015 2:31 PM
Gathering Roots
Ronemous Engle Cemetery
Ronemous Engle Cemetery
Shenandoah Junction
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA

This is my family Too

My Great Grandfather said they were buried here but to make everyone happy I will just put cemetery information on my memorial am remove him
Added by Gathering Roots on Mar 15, 2015 12:34 PM
Rich Stackhouse
RE: Myrtle Rittenhouse
Yes, my mother was a Slusser. On her side, I am related to b
Benjamin, Whitebread, Nagle to name a few.
Added by Rich Stackhouse on Feb 08, 2015 8:24 PM
Rich Stackhouse
Myrtle Rittenhouse
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Rich Stackhouse on Feb 08, 2015 8:19 PM
Douglas Micah Vail

Thanks for your excellent and valuable information. How exactly do you descend from Hepzibah Manning ?

Can you please mail me any info on her ?

Best Regards,

Doug Vail
750 PR 5525
Point, TX 75472
Added by Douglas Micah Vail on Jan 27, 2015 4:07 PM
Moses and Nettie Weiner
Hi Ellen,

When I saw you sponsored these two memorials, I was going to transfer them to you. Then I received your request and realized we were both on the same page. It is my honor and pleasure to transfer the management of Moses and Nettie's memorals to a family member. That's the reason I work on Find A Grave, to unite and strengthen relationships.

BTW, in the spring, place a photo request. Maybe I'll be the photographer! This cemetery's in my home town.

All the best,
Added by DWV on Jan 07, 2015 1:40 PM
Mary Ellen Hauze Kirkendall
Hello Ellen, thank you for locating the death certificate for Mary Ellen and I have updated her memorial. I do not know who the informant was...maybe a nephew or relative. They both were living at the same address in Philadelphia and she died of heart disease at home. Thank you again for all of your dedication in helping to resolve so many mysteries..Pat
Added by Patricia on Jan 02, 2015 6:12 PM
Betty Frain
RE: Claude Manning - Union Leesburg
I can have this marked as being a memorial as opposed to being a grave. Or I would be willing to transfer if you are related.

Added by Betty Frain on Nov 02, 2014 3:29 PM
Betty Frain
Claude Manning - Union Leesburg
In answer to your question, yes I have seen the cemetery records for all the sites when I was writing the books on Union Cemetery. That is where I obtained the dates. I think there is also an obelisk or group stone for the children, but I have not idea why I do not have a photo. Maybe the info was only in the office records. Next time I am in Leesburg I will look again. I am not related to the Mannings.

Betty Frain

Added by Betty Frain on Nov 02, 2014 12:59 PM
Ronemous Engle Cemetery
Hi Ellen -
My direct ancestors at this cemetery are Philip Engle, Jr - Philip Engle Sr - Melchor Engle. I was at the cemetery 07/2011 to do some clearing, get pics/inscriptions and again a couple of weeks ago, 10/2014.
I've taken pictures of as many of the stones as possible. Other descendants cleared out the overgrowth from the Darke and Engle stones and I was able to get pics of those as well.
I've also transcribed as much as possible, including the poems with help from the 1930's transcriptions. Just wanted to let you know that I'll be sending thru updates, additons, corrections and pics in the upcoming weeks.

Thanks, Lori
Added by Lori on Oct 11, 2014 2:17 PM
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