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Zella (#46524425)
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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Henry L Bangs 1822-1855
I have his OBITs from the Beacon Journal. I could email them to you.
Added by Cat5dude on Mar 30, 2015 4:36 AM
Pamela Parks Costa
Henry Bangs
Thanks Zella - I should have caught that.... and ... that is why I give people credit.... cause... it is not my fault... exactly

Added by Pamela Parks Costa on Mar 29, 2015 6:47 PM
Mary Schatz
Chauncey Lake
I added the information you provided on Pamela Viers Lake but did not remove my statement about him marrying Pamelia Lake in 1855. There is a marriage record for Chancy A. Lake and Pamelia T. Lake on the Kankakee County Clerk's website at I'm wondering if the two Pamela's are the same person and for some reason he married her a second time? It looks like he married Emeretta Albee in 1868 and then in 1878 he married Emeretta Lake. Thanks. Mary
Added by Mary Schatz on Mar 29, 2015 12:46 PM
Martha Prader
RE: Gaymore,Gayman,Gamen, Gehman, Evans
Hello Zella, thank you for the note added to the bio for Nancy Gayman Kreighbaum. Nancy's brother or possibly half-brother, Seth Gayman, is my 2nd great grandfather. I agree, Susan does not change her name from Evans. Could she be an Aunt who took in the Gayman children? If she is not a relative, why did she raise the Gayman children? I wish I knew! I do think Gaymore was a transcription error but it's true, we do see Nancy using Gayman, Gamon and Evans and I see this variation the most with Nancy. Perhaps there was some question at the time who her father was. If I find more information, I will let you know. Thank you for the conversation. Martha Prader
Added by Martha Prader on Mar 18, 2015 9:23 PM
K. Roberts
Info provided to me has been removed and my best guess is on the memorial
Added by K. Roberts on Mar 15, 2015 4:05 PM
Randy May
RE: Barbuto
Hello I just posted a pic of it last night is why i seen that he didn't have a Bio...Living here in Akron most of my life he was a man i surely heard of...

Added by Randy May on Mar 15, 2015 8:38 AM
Amy Nicolai
RE: Hannah Wallace
Hi Zella,
I probably attached a clipping from of her death record... then when I realized I wasn't supposed to be doing that, went back and deleted the ones I could find. I can send you a PDF of the page if you like? Would need your email address.

Happy to help!
Added by Amy Nicolai on Mar 12, 2015 7:43 PM
Patty Giroult
Thanks, Zella, for the info. I usually don't put any title on the name but they asked so I chose mrs. Thank you also for the flowers. That was very kind of you.

Added by Patty Giroult on Mar 09, 2015 5:45 PM
Hi Zella,

Thank you for that information, I will make the change and check on Holy Cross Cemetery. Appreciate you contacting me about it. :)

Added by Msmith on Mar 09, 2015 5:30 PM
David Mosier Miller
Romig Family

Fantastic work on the above family!

I have been researching this family (originally from Lehigh Co., PA) as they relate to other Lehigh Co. families I have researched.

I now live in Akron, OH and have been fascinated with your work on their memorials in Summit Co., OH...especially on Isaac Romig.

Could I get your permission to use your photos on my Family Tree?

David Miller
Added by David Mosier Miller on Mar 06, 2015 11:37 AM
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