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Joanne Gross Vaughn (#46482187)
 member for 15 years, 6 months, 29 days
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To whom it may concern, my bio is my bio, I have been a findagrave member for quite a few years. I am not a name collector like others, but I am territorial and would like to be able to place memorials up for people in my area (Ashland, Fountain Springs, Gordon, Girardville, Lavelle, Locustdale)that are in the local newspapers and funeral home websites, but alas I can't, someone from far away keeps putting them up.

If you are going to put memorials up and if the info is provided in the obit (aka-bio), please enter it. Don't just leave the places born & died blank because it is quicker for you to enter them and grab them before someone else does.
Do it correctly or don't do it at all.

I know my area (North of the mountain) of Schuylkill county very well and what I don't know I make sure to find out.

And UPDATE, UPDATE, I am slowly but surely adding cemmie records for a certain cemetery in my area, I have the letters A, B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J, & L done so far.
I have also transcribed the St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Middleport, Pennsylvania
Helped with Odd Fellows in Girardville; St Joseph's (Old & New), Ashland; and St Mauritius (Old & New), also Ashland. Sts Peter & Paul, Port Carbon. With more to come as time & weather permits. Upcoming Citizens Cemetery, Lavelle.
Big Thanks to fellow deceased Findagraver- Keith McKain, for entering all the pictures and memorials that you did for me.
If it were not for you entering them for me, those 2700 plus memorials in Schuylkill co area wouldn't be up there now and Big Thanks to FAG, for turning them over to me to maintain.
Hugs & Thanks to Peggy Scully who is up there in Heaven now, I'll take care of your memorials.
And also hats off to Tim Gruber & Robert Miller whose numerous memorials I also manage.
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Law-Miller Roots
Erma (Howerter) Kauffman #62563684

Thanks so much for the obituary. I have added to her memorial.

Best Regards,
Added by Law-Miller Roots on Dec 07, 2016 1:45 PM
Donna Fike Beck
RE: Memorial # 173142295
Your welcome, have a great day!
Added by Donna Fike Beck on Nov 30, 2016 3:13 AM
Donna Fike Beck
Memorial # 173142295
Inurnment in St. John's Church Cemetery, Mt. Aetna. Have a great day
Added by Donna Fike Beck on Nov 27, 2016 3:05 AM
Leah Picone
RE: Lila (Wolfgang) Simons

So happy I can help.

I am relatively new to the group but am eager to jump in.

Thank you! Leah
Added by Leah Picone on Nov 14, 2016 5:40 PM
Tom and Nancy Gawthrop
RE: William Tesno
That's where I found the Germany birth for Charles Gross on John L Gross' death certificate. And his mother, Catherine Herr, was born in Pennsylvania. This was in the 1800's and Suzanna Gross, who married Jacob Christ Sr. was born in Berks Co, PA, in 1765. So if there is a connection between Suzanna's grandparents, born in Germany in 1696, and Charles Gross, born in the 1800's in Germany, I cannot find it.
At any rate, I would imagine they are related somehow, same last name, I just cannot find the link.
I definitely appreciate the work you have done taking pictures of those headstones. I am hoping in time, that some of our relatives will appreciate our efforts. And if not, eventually someone will. Makes it worthwhile, and if anything it gives us something to do on these long afternoons. I love retirement, but it has its drawbacks. Your cousin, Nancy
Added by Tom and Nancy Gawthrop on Nov 14, 2016 4:50 PM
Tom and Nancy Gawthrop
RE: William Tesno
Hi Joanne. We are related in a very polluted way. William John Frederick Tesno Jr's wife Leona Gross had a sister, Jean M Gross. Her husband, James Wesley Reiner's father was Preston Reiner. He was the son of Daniel Masser Reiner and Elmira Yoder. Elmira was his second wife. It was his first wife, Luzetta Christ, that I am related to. She was the third cousin of my great great grandma Elizabeth Weidenhammer.

I took interest in the Gross line, because Luzetta Christ's grandma was Susanna Gross, and I thought Leona Gross was somehow related to Susanna Gross. I could find no relation to those two, because Leona Gross's family was in Germany when Susanna Gross was here in the USA.

So I thought I'd search out the hints on the Tesno's and I found your name on a number of photo's on Find a Grave. I hope you don't mind, but I copied those photo's from Find a Grave, watermarked your name and Find a Grave cont. number on the photo's and commenced to post them to Ancestry. By placing your name on the headstones in a visible manner will discourage some from pirating the photo's and then claiming them as their own. The name is right on the photo for all to see. I trust this is okay...
Trust all is going good in Pennsylvania. Be blessed this Thanksgiving and Christmas. Nancy Gawthrop, Galesburg, Illinois
Added by Tom and Nancy Gawthrop on Nov 13, 2016 12:23 PM
Tim Gruber
Transferring Memorials Back to Me
Please transfer these memorials back to me:

85052142 85052125 79836584 79833187 66079524 80522826 80522833 81171747

Thanks Tim (#47185765)
Added by Tim Gruber on Nov 13, 2016 7:39 AM
Patti Barrett
Walter Barrett
Thank you for keeping up my dad's page
God bless you.
Added by Patti Barrett on Oct 29, 2016 11:35 AM
RE: Anna Stepalavage 111824401
Okay thank you
Added by Cheryld on Oct 28, 2016 8:19 AM
Anna Stepalavage 111824401
wondering if you are related to Anna Stepalavage #111824401? she was married to my great Uncle and am looking for more information. Thanks Cheryld
Added by Cheryld on Oct 24, 2016 9:41 AM
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