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Russ Ottens (#46497746)
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H. Tracy Hall, Jr.
RE: William Messner
I apologize. 8 Feb 1878 is indeed the correct death date.

Contributor doklanbeh at this page on William Messner:, which includes a link to the newspaper report of his death:

Here's my transcription:

Chester Daily Times, Chester (Delaware) Pennsylvania, Saturday, February 9, 1878, page 1, column 4

An unusual number of accidents ocurred [sic]
in the mining regions yesterday [Friday, February 8, 1878]. An explo-
sion at Plank Ridge colliery burned three
brothers, Theodore, Henry, and Isaac Isen-
bauer, the latter seriously.

William Messner
was instantly killed at No. 4 Gangway, Short
Mountain Slope, near Lykins, [Lykens] by a fall of
[8 Feb 1878, Short Mountain Slope Colliery, near Lykens, Dauphin, Pennsylvania]

At the Continental colliery, Centralia,
Brian Kilker was crushed beneath a mass of
falling coal and seriously injured, and at
Potts' colliery, Locustdale, Daniel Lletwil-
ler fell from a high trestle work and was
badly hurt.
- - -
His age at death from his headstone:
AGED 30 YRS. 10 MO. 10 D, then calculates to a birth date of Monday, March 29, 1847.

Sorry for my wrong reading of the headstone!

Tracy Hall
Added by H. Tracy Hall, Jr. on Sep 27, 2015 6:50 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
If you are interested I have a little more info on this family. Brenda D. asked I limit edits so I have stopped. Any one in Worth County that you might be interested in ( no kin here) please let me know. gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Aug 23, 2015 12:43 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
Worth County edits
All edits came from info in the book "The History of Worth County, GA" vol II.No kin. Thanks, gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Aug 21, 2015 9:24 PM
John "Jack" Richter
RE: George W. Uhler

Change made.

Added by John "Jack" Richter on Aug 15, 2015 8:33 PM
Diane Gravlee
Chilton photos
Thanks so much for the nice photos of the Chilton grave markers; I am always happy to have the plot photo too. Much appreciated. Diane
Added by Diane Gravlee on Jul 13, 2015 1:44 PM
mortui vivos docent
Re: Frances Bearden
Thank you for the gravemarker photo.
Added by mortui vivos docent on Jul 11, 2015 12:24 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Hello again Russ,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Josiah Mountz # 45228749
to my care. With your help I have successfully connected him with parents, one sibling, wife and children. As I receive more information, I will be adding it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on May 08, 2015 9:42 PM
BenHertz Looking Back
RE: Clara Miller Miller
Added James O. Miller and Mary Ellen Enders, her parents as you requested.
Added by BenHertz Looking Back on Apr 23, 2015 4:54 AM
Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner
RE: Mary G. Messner
Yes, Mary and my G-grandmother, Mary Ellen Hoffman, lived on the same farm together, originally the Peter Enterline Farm East of Enterline. I was very fortunate to have this photo identified for all to view. Wish I knew how she died.
Added by Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner on Apr 17, 2015 7:10 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
Rebecca Lutz Miller
I had placed Rebecca's monument in the wrong Chestnut Hill cemetery. It is actually in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co, PA. I had to delete the memorial, so please update the one in Cumberland Co.
My apologies.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Apr 17, 2015 4:20 PM
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