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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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Lawrence H. Grunert
Elizabeth Andrews Eames
Ellen, I think I have your questions answered reguarding Elizabeth. I had some digging but I have the list of all ? children and in proper order on her mothers memorial # 161644334 and connected her to Joseph but I don't think he is in the right cemetery as all records state Hingham and at that time frame they rarely traved that distance to bury them. Thank you for your question as now we have a more complete memorial....Peace.....Lawrence
Added by Lawrence H. Grunert on Apr 25, 2016 9:41 AM
James Bianco
my photos
Ellen, you may use any photo I have uploaded for whatever purpose you find useful! Jim
Added by James Bianco on Apr 24, 2016 7:13 AM
RE: Policy on photos
I don't check my edits often enough--I will do them now. Thanks for the reminder.

Added by Kocart on Apr 21, 2016 4:48 PM
RE: Policy on photos
I am not local to the area so I can't help you with more photos. But thanks for the heads up about the photo's use, and thanks for crediting the photo. Yes, you may use it. I appreciate your asking!

Kristen Cart
Added by Kocart on Apr 21, 2016 11:30 AM
Deborah Rudy
The Johannes
Thanks so much for the info! I was trying to do the same with all my Rudy side ancestors who emigrated to Fredericksburg & Jonestown in 1748. Several in each Rudy generation are named Jonas & Frederick like the Walborns named so many Christian & Catherine.
Added by Deborah Rudy on Apr 03, 2016 1:48 PM
Deborah Rudy
Stein question
Do you know which son of Johannes Stein the elder was the Rev. Johannes Stein? Was it son Johannes born in 1757 or Johannes Heinrick born in 1776? One of them was performing marriages in 1820 in Jonestown and surrounding area and I can't find data to determine which one it was.
Added by Deborah Rudy on Apr 02, 2016 4:34 PM
P Welch
Joshua Coleby
Thanks for letting me know about the duplicate memorial. I have added my picture to the original and deleted mine.
Added by P Welch on Mar 17, 2016 5:56 AM
Robert Manning
Your 7th cousin Manning
Hi Ellen,

I see from your find-a-grave postings that we are 7th cousins. You may follow my line on find-a-grave by beginning with my brother, Brown Rothwell Manning, Find A Grave Memorial# 139336011
My line on find-a-grave ends with Jeremiah Manning, brother of Dr. James Manning of Brown University and also a first cousin of your Rev. Nathaniel Manning. I haven't discovered where Jeremiah's father James Manning is buried.

I found you because of your posting on ancestry about the article by Clifford L. Stott and Pat Donaldson-Mills: "The English Origin of Jeffrey Manning of Piscataway, New Jersey"; The American Genealogist. I ordered the back issue yesterday and am eagerly waiting to read it. I have never been comfortable with the Capt. John Manning thing, although, the story and "possible" connection is always a good one to tell to my new family and friends since retiring and moving to New York, especially since most of them are first or second generation Americans.

My question to you is this. Do you have any male Manning relatives or did any of them ever do a DNA test? I think I'm finally going to spring for a test as I see there is at least one descendant of Jeffrey Manning with results on the Manning DNA project for comparison.

Added by Robert Manning on Feb 16, 2016 11:38 AM
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
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