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Joe Chando (#47476296)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother passed away in 2011. Fortunately for me she had everything written down so it gave me a good head start. My wife did not have much on her family so I started looking to see how much I could find on her family.
I found out early on the only way to do this was to walk the entire cemetery and try to link each person back. Doing it this way I was able to find relatives that I wouldn't have been able find otherwise. Family plots give a lot of clues about the family that are not obvious otherwise.
I am happy to add any family information since it makes it easier for others to find the memorial, any bio information should be written so it can be copied over. Please use the edit tab and the Suggest a correction link when sending information or requesting a transfer, it makes it easier and reduces the chance of an error. If you are looking for a response to any questions, please provide an email address.

Any gravestone pictures I've posted may be used for non-commercial use, family trees, Ancestry, etc. Credit should be noted with the picture.

Please do not post death certificates to my memorials, rather enter the transcribed information through the edit tab. If I wanted the death certificate on the memorial, I would have put it there myself.

On Bio's
MCOI Morning Call Obituary Index
EEOI Easton Express Obituary Index
PADI Pennsylvania Department of Health Death Index
PADC Pennsylvania Death Certificate
PAML Pennsylvania County Marriage License

Cemetery's Photographed:
Riegelsville Union Cemetery, Riegelsville, Bucks County 2011
Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Alpha, Warren County, NJ. 2013
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Fairview Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Andrews Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Gethsemane Cemetery of Saint Mary's, Catasauqua 2014
Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua, Lehigh County 2015
Saint Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Fullerton, Lehigh County, PA 2016
Resurrection Cemetery aka Our Lords Ascension Polish National Catholic Church Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016.
Cemetery Saint Michael and Saint Andrew Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA (In Process)
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Thank You!!
Hi Joe,
Thank you so much for the photo you provided! I really appreciate it!

I have a quick question that you may be able to help me with...I noticed the grave is a bit faded, and that the nameplate is broken. Do you know who I could contact to get that fixed?
Added by JonWalton on Dec 10, 2016 5:49 AM
Bernard Collette
Thank you for posting his gravestone picture.
Added by J L on Dec 06, 2016 6:21 PM

I cannot thank you enough for your image of Magdalena Foin Lanshe's stone. It is so meaningful for me to have an image of this as she is my 2x great grandmother and I live in California so I am unable to visit her final resting place.

I appreciate your time, effort and support through Find-A-Grave. Your volunteerism means the world to me. Thank you for helping make this website the wonderful tool it is.

With deepest gratitude, Magdalena's great, great, grandaughter,

Added by Descendant on Nov 21, 2016 2:54 PM
Suzzette G Yandle
RE: Morgan / Wentling
Good morning, I did not see the cenotaph for Edward, shame on me. The surname Wendling/Wentling is one I am very familiar with in researching names. This is a surname in my family. The "d" and "t" seems to be interchangeable. I did change the "d" to the "t" on my memorial to Edward since the other family members were using the "t" in the surname with a note on his memorial that the name sometimes shows up with both spellings. I believe the issue is that the "d" in the German language is sometimes pronounce as a "t". Thanks for your response.
Added by Suzzette G Yandle on Nov 12, 2016 6:18 AM
E Finn
Thank You, Thank You
I've been checking your progress at Sacred Heart hoping that you'd soon make it to the Richards--with the distinctive old "tree" wooden cross stones. And today, I was so pleased to find that you posted their memorials. Thanks.

I have jpg obituaries for Henry and Matilda from the old Allentown Democrat newspaper. I want to check that adding these would be in keeping with your desires. Would you be OK with these being added?

BTW, many years ago I visited this cemetery and took pics, but lost most with a digital glitch. (I do have a long shot of all the stones in a row.) Having your photos on Find-a-Grave is very much appreciated.

Best regards,

Added by E Finn on Nov 02, 2016 10:15 AM
Cheryl & Richard Justice
RE: Sacred Heart Of Jesus Catholic Church Cemetery
Hi Joe,

Thank you for the photo of Edward Daniel Nicholas# 152954246. We appreicate you taking the time to go to get the photo of the headstone.

Cheryl and Richard
Added by Cheryl & Richard Justice on Oct 16, 2016 7:07 AM
Sherry Bean
Amelia/Emilie Beitel Mathcett
On Emilie's father's will, he states "...among my children: Josiah, Adalina, Emilie, Henriette and Maria.."
So therefore I figured the father would know the most appropriate way to spell or say his daughters name. I had it different on my records until I saw his will.
Thanks for all you do for the Penn records.
Added by Sherry Bean on Oct 14, 2016 2:22 PM
RE: Anna Frantz #167720453
Joe, Thanks for your reply. I am confused though. On what basis did you put her in this cemetery? From what information? Thanks. Gene
Added by GBJR on Sep 24, 2016 1:18 PM
Anna Frantz #167720453
Joe, Would you please consider transferring this site to me? This is my Great Grandmother. Curious, were the years of birth and death on a headstone? My records are one year off for both.
GBJR #48475698 Thanks. Gene
Added by GBJR on Sep 22, 2016 9:09 AM
Brenda Ardito
Amelia Feichtl Heffel
Hi Joe,
This is my great grandmother. Have been to the cemetery and have pictures of the headstone. She is buried with first hubby Joseph Dieber, and is listed as Dieber. Had a question, where did you find Kleinmürbisch, that you have listed on Find A Grave. I have where she was baptized, and it is nowhere near where she or her brother state where they were born. I so need a new clue.
Brenda Ardito
Added by Brenda Ardito on Sep 12, 2016 1:02 PM
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