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v_raifsnider (sic_vic on Ancestry) (#46972970)
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Bio Photo I have always been interested in tracing my family history, even as a young child. Now that my relatives are getting older I want to try to gather and preserve as much information as I can.

Some of the family surnames that I research are all the varients of Hoffert, Raifsnider, Hartman, Furillo, Bowers, Wagner, Meyer, Merkey to name a few. I have helped many of my extended family and friends with their trees as well.

I am in the Berks County Area. The Berks County Historical Society as a nice online database you can use to search most church and cemetery records. This site has helped me find maiden names, spouses, parents and burial sites I would not have known other wise. Another great source of information in Berks County online is this site from the Berks County Register of Wills.

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Lalita Kuhn
RE: William H Stepler
Ok, I'll transfer him to you. Maybe someday you will connect him to your tree or a closer relative will surface and ask to maintain him. Thanks for all the great Berks Co. links in your bio. Much appreciated.
Added by Lalita Kuhn on Feb 18, 2014 6:18 PM
Lalita Kuhn
William H Stepler
Hi Vicki,
Thanks for the info on William H Stepler. I've combined the two memorials and updated the remaining one with his wife's name. Would you like to manage this memorial?
Added by Lalita Kuhn on Feb 17, 2014 7:19 PM
Ed Gensemer
RE: Aulenbach Cemetery
No I don't. Do you need someone else? I have a listing of the cemetery burial plots so it is easier for me to get right to the stone. However it is one of the older cemeteries in the area so some of the stones may not be there or unreadable.
Added by Ed Gensemer on Oct 23, 2013 3:47 PM
Ed Gensemer
Freehafer Gravesite
Also on the Freehafer grave site next to D Russell, which I added a photo too, there are 3 more children. The stones are different form the others and are not readable from the front. However they do have the names on the tops. I checked with the cemetery records and they are all Freehafer Children.
Flora, Edith and Maud. There are no memorials for them but I do have photos.

Added by Ed Gensemer on Oct 20, 2013 5:25 PM
Wayne Smith
John Mcwilliams, Liberty, Van Zandt
I've made the name change and added the info; thank you and keep up the good work! I appreciate it very much.
Added by Wayne Smith on Oct 15, 2013 9:30 AM
Wayne Smith
McWilliams, Liberty, Van Zandt
I've added the name changes you suggested and appreciate it so much! Surely hope you will find more, Wayne
Added by Wayne Smith on Oct 14, 2013 2:58 PM
Wayne Smith
RE: John McWilliams, Carter, Van Zandt
No, I don't research the McWilliams, but as I'm sure you know there are quite a few in VanZandt Co. Cemeteries. I just enjoy placing some not already on Find A Grave and taking photos in the nearby cemeteries.
Added by Wayne Smith on Oct 11, 2013 5:30 PM
Wayne Smith
John McWilliams, Carter, Van Zandt
I appreciate the link! Hopefully his father will show up.
Added by Wayne Smith on Oct 11, 2013 1:36 PM
Changes made to Mr. Aulenbach's Memorial with the information that you provided..

Added by Kenej on Sep 26, 2013 6:35 PM
Kenneth Schaeffer
RE: Maria Hoch Steininger
I did not see her husband near her. The headstone was kind of by itself.
Added by Kenneth Schaeffer on Sep 05, 2013 2:31 PM
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