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Carole M. Chop (#25560076)
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Bio Photo Growing up in southwestern Pennsylvania was a fun thing to do. I used to be my older brother's tag-along. We often rode our bicycles to the town of Crows Run.

There, in the hills, near a cave where we played, we saw the gravesite of "Mr. Conway." He was supposed to be the founder of the town we lived in--Conway, Pennsylvania.

It was a far different world from what it is today. We could do this as children (11-12 years old) and be completely safe. We didn't have to lock our doors at home or put bars on our windows. People could leave their cars unlocked, if they were fortunate enough to have a car. We weren't.

We were poor, but happy. Our Mom would give us each 25 cents a week allowance. It was quite a treat. One day a week, we didn't have to ride our bicycles. Instead, we rode the bus to the movie theatre in Freedom, Pennsylvania, paid to get into the show, bought a bag of popcorn, and had a nickle left over.

We went to the show often because one week's chapter had the hero being blown up in a cave and we'd have to go back again the following week to find out how he escaped.

Conway Junior High School had the best teachers in the world. We thrived on going to school and enjoyed our history classes most of all.

Now that I am much older and my family has all passed away, there is no one with whom I can go forward so I made the decision to go backwards with the historical studies of genealogy.

At Find A Grave, I have met some of the nicest people in the world, who have the same interests as I do. They have provided me with information about my family and my genealogical research for free and for fun.
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Hello Carol,
I'm Abbie's niece,Nancy Lee (Neal). I know you were very close with Aunt Abbie, and I hope you are doing well. I think of her often. Thanks for the wonderful memorial here on Findagrave.

Nancy Lee
Added by Nancy on Jan 17, 2014 6:42 PM
pat werthman deyoe radtke
RE: John Werthmann
The John I was asking is this one 5637700 and your description gives his mothers first name of Theodora, and didn't mention his fathers name/or connect to his grave/if he has one, or mention any siblings of his. You did list his spouse and children, which I am not familar with. So probably not related, but was curious who his father is and /or if he had other siblings. I have two Werthman(n)'s that came from Germany, and cannot locate any additional information on them. Carl Louis Werthmann born 1869 -1922/Philadelphia naturalization/ lived in NY and then in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and on one census, his brother Mike/Michael Werthmann born in 1886 and passing in Iowa. I have yet to locate their parents and/or any other siblings of theirs.

thank you, Pat
Added by pat werthman deyoe radtke on Dec 16, 2013 10:59 AM
Mr Chops third wife.

I think Stanley's third wife in Florida was a widow, Elizabeth Gall (Gaal) Aytay (1898-1973). She was the widow of Frank Aytay. She was born in Hungary a daughter of Emri and Agnes Papp Gaal. She had two brothers Andras (Andrew} and Emre (Emery) Gaal later surname changed to Gall. Emre was my husband's step grandfather.

I would be glad to give you more information if you would like. Her obituary said she was buried in Tampa Florida. Would you happen to know more about that?

Thank you,
Added by Patricia on Sep 16, 2013 1:28 PM
Hello Mrs. Carole
I was so touched by visiting your Loved Ones Memorials! So sorry for the treatment your Grandmother and Mother went through. And I'm saddened you lost your brother so young! I Pray Sweet Peace for You and Your Family!

Many Blessings,
Added by MRSHONIERAYEVAUGHAN!!! on Aug 31, 2013 2:30 AM
Ron and Connie Anderson
RE: George Marion Brown
I believe this is where Mr Brown has been interred. The picture was taken through a glass enclosed case in the mausoleum at Hillside Cemetery. I'm sorry for the confusion.

Added by Ron and Connie Anderson on Jun 16, 2013 2:21 PM
mike miranda
I believe at this time that there is a great possibility that we may be related to you by blood,we are descendants of William and Anna (Drumm) Werthmann, we have retreived documents from which have pointed us in these directions which so far confirm the relations, if there is any questions as to how we have determined this, please feel free to contact us at thank you for your time
Added by mike miranda on Jan 12, 2013 4:43 PM
Finn Kin Gal
Bert Mitchell, #7236868
Thank you, so much, for posting your photos of Bert's hand-crafted headstone marker. That is so cool! You are doing the work of angels, you know, tromping around old cemeteries preserving the past. Please know your efforts are appreciated by many who discover your treasures!
Added by Finn Kin Gal on Dec 22, 2012 3:54 PM
Dave Peck
William Reid 6019137
Hi Carol,
How did you get the amazing story of William Reid 6019137? Where is Crieff Cemetery or is this really Ford Road Cemetery in Crieff?
I descend from a William Reid 25014559 and would hope I am related to yours. Our Wm Reid came from Comrie just west of Crieff.
Thanks for your work on findagrave - it is greatly appreciated,
Dave Peck
Added by Dave Peck on Dec 13, 2012 6:24 PM
pat werthman deyoe radtke
RE: Carl Werthmann
Carol, Thank you so much! I had registered at the Ellis Island site a long time ago, and surely should have looked back at this once again! Very helpful! Of course, then that is if the person arrived in the time frame of the search available there that is, between 1892 and 1921.

So, I was under the thought that both Carl Louis Werthmann arrived in either 1887 or 1888 and also so did Josephine D. Worthington did arrive the same time frame as those dates.

So finding Carl Werthmann in the manifest on the Spree on 1894 is a very curious situation! Also, the manifest stating he was/is a US Citizen at that time, well, he could very well have been?! But, if so, was that common for so many US Citizens to be on these Manifests at a later date, like this? I guess in assuming he immigrated about 1887/88, and became a Naturalized American within a certain period of time, would he then be traveling once again in 1894?

This is so confusing! Unfortunately, I am just talking out loud, as I don't really know of anyone else to ask!

I do have a diary that was written and entered in over the course of about 50 years, from a grandson of Carl's/who passed in 1952. Louis Carl Werthman/DOB 1897, wrote items in a 5 year diary book, and some of what was wrote was by his memory and what he had been told. Most of which, I did decipher thus far, have found to be true(which of course is VERY VERY COOL!!!) but also much of it is inconclusive, and only bits and pieces of random friends and family of Louis's at the times when he entered information within it. However, I am grateful to own it at this time, as it has given me some information and/or assisted with validating some of what I am finding!

Louis did mention that his mother came over when she was 16 years of age. Jospehine D Worthington and he had the date of May 14, 1887 which I also have located at times, as an approximate for her immigration. However, I did also find a Josephine D Worthington, born about the same time in a census in 1900 living in Illinois!? So, is this Illinois census just another Jospehine born about the same time, though saying she was born in the US, versus my Josephine being born in Posen Germany as Louis Carl werthmann had stated?

Added by pat werthman deyoe radtke on Oct 11, 2012 7:20 AM
pat werthman deyoe radtke
RE: Werthman family
Worthington is who Carl Louis DOB 1870 in Germany mattied. Josephine was her name.also immigrated from Germany.

I am aware of some of the spellings. Even within our family we have one and two nn.!

Also, one of census spells it wart man. All together instead of Werthman !

I believe Carl had family but am having trouble finding a searchable ship log from Germany to the states, both he and Josephine came in 1877 and 1878.

Added by pat werthman deyoe radtke on Oct 10, 2012 9:01 PM
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