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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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D'On Reid
Isaac and Catharine Kline Bast
Dear Ellen,
I believe our family are direct descendants of this couple that you have documented with pictures of their grave etc. You list their 11 children on this site and I was wondering where you found their names. I have been looking for many years for the parents of Rose Hannah, sometimes referred to as Rosanna Bast. She is buried next to her husband Andrew McClurg at Fernwood cemetery in Philadelphia PA. And they are our Great Great Grandparents. You list one of the children of Isaac and Catharine as Rosa Ann. I think there is a huge chance that she is our link, but wondered if you could share with me where you found the information to list the 11 children. I would appreciate this soooooo much! Thank you in advance!
D'On Reid
Added by D'On Reid on Apr 03, 2014 6:19 AM
Gail Saeger
RE: Permission to copy photo?
Hi Ellen,
Not sure what photos u are talking about but u can copy the photos as long as I'm given credit for them. Thanks, Gail
Added by Gail Saeger on Mar 17, 2014 4:53 PM
Karen Ferency Baker
Added by Karen Ferency Baker on Jan 21, 2014 10:01 AM
jane Mangum

Please look and see if this is better. Thanks for your correction. If you find other errors, please let me know. Jane

Added by jane Mangum on Dec 10, 2013 4:02 PM
jane Mangum

Please look and see if this is better. Thanks for your correction. If you find other errors, please let me know. Jane

Added by jane Mangum on Dec 10, 2013 4:01 PM
Hi Ellen:

I don't mind use of my photos on but would prefer that they be credited to "Longswamp." Thank you for asking!

Added by Longswamp on Nov 09, 2013 8:51 PM
RE: First Settlers Monument in Hingham
Hi Ellen,

The First Settlers' monument is located at the highest point in the cemetery. Near where you are overlooking the Old Ship Church. I hope to go again in the winter when the leaves are off the trees to get a good photo of that area. When I went it was too shady to get a good pic. I hope you get to visit's a beautiful cemetery.

Added by Caryn on Oct 08, 2013 4:26 AM
Jennifer Boone
Peter McCord
Hi Ellen,

Sorry, I'm not a direct descendent and don't have any more information for you.


Hi, Jennifer!

I don't know how much you know about this family. I am looking for a first wife for Peter McCord, James' father, who would have been the mother of Lydia Ann McCord, born 1828 (so Barbara would have been too young). I have a birth certificate for Lydia's daughter Emma Jean/Jane Knittle, stating Emma Jean was the daughter of Lydia, whose father was Peter McCord. It does not give her mother.

I also have a birth certificate connected to this family written in German which references the Peifer (Pfeiffer) family that I have not been able to place, and so am looking for info on the Peifer family as well. It is a daughter Evilyn? born to Thomas (hard to read, something like Tays?) and Maria Pfeiffer in 1828 in Columbia County.

If you don't know, no problem, I just thought it was worth a shot.
Added by Jennifer Boone on Sep 27, 2013 4:47 PM
Romaine Stauffer
RE: Amos Good
Thanks. You've got the documents and I believe you are right.
I'm still working on the article. I decided to add a genealogy at the end which is taking some time but it's getting closer to finished. Your ancestor is 1727 immigrant Peter Good but by a different path and not through his son Christian.
Added by Romaine Stauffer on Sep 10, 2013 5:31 AM
Romaine Stauffer
Amos Good
Find A Grave Memorial# 23688745

Do you have something to document that this Amos Good in Lehigh County is the son of Henry and Ann (Stirk) Good?
According to Lancaster County deed T8-529 dated April 1, 1852, related to the settlement of the estate of Amos's grandfather Peter Good, Amos was living in Naiperville, DuPage County, Illinois. His uncle Jonathan Good was also living at the same place in Illinois.
Added by Romaine Stauffer on Sep 09, 2013 11:55 AM
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