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Dee E (#47064071)
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Bio Photo (Desperately hoping someone, anyone, will create a new website called FIND AN OBIT. This is not the place for adding someone who passed away yesterday especially when often there's no cemetery or disposition even mentioned. Many times family would like to add their own loved ones & resent having to wait for a transfer, if they even receive one. Hats off to those Find A Gravers who dig out the old obituaries & add them to memorials. That's what makes this site so helpful for genealogy purposes. Adding this week's death total is just morbid & ghoulish, especially when three people add the same person on the same day. Who was first? Numbers shouldn't be the goal here! Just my opinion)

My interests are genealogy & history, especially military history~God Bless our veterans & active duty servicemen & women!

I really enjoy visiting cemeteries searching for ancestors & always try to take some other grave photos while there. It's fascinating to read some of the older inscriptions & see the style & design that went into the older monuments.

Find A Grave is the best site on the web & has helped me a lot. It's enabled me to find family members who moved away years ago & some that I thought I'd never find.

We've all lost loved ones, wonderful people we'll never forget. This site gives us an opportunity to remember them with photographs, obituaries, family stories & monument photos. It's always a great feeling when someone finds a family member that they'd been unable to locate. I'm sure that's what makes this site so very popular!

I'm always happy to transfer family members or make corrections or additions! I'll gladly remove a memorial, also, if requested. Feel free to use any of the memorial photos I've posted for your family tree,, etc.!
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Cynthia Waring Shockley
Charles E. Scharf - #47267710
Just found Charles' death certificate filed in Pennsylvania -- and boy, is it interesting! The surname is misspelled as "Scarff" which is a common error. The parents named are Robert and Ann (nee McNulty) Scharf which is correct (although their places of birth are incorrect). The informant is the undertaker and not a member of the family. Charles died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Me thinks my 1st cousin 3x removed was a bigamist. He did have a wife -- Anna Margaret -- who he married in Baltimore in around 1897 and was still living at least until 1930. But it does appear that he had another wife at the same time -- Oda Louise!! What can I say -- another traveling salesman story. Charles was born in Dec 1865, but I think in this other life he had in Hagerstown he fudged that year to be 1870 (on his death certificate) and 1873 (on his headstone).
Added by Cynthia Waring Shockley on Oct 12, 2015 3:14 PM
Cynthia Waring Shockley
Charles E. Scharf - #47267710
Hi Dee!

Is this the same Charles E. Scharf -- who according to his death notice of December 15, 1919 in the Baltimore Sun -- is the son of Robert and Jane (McNulty) Scharf? He evidently died in Chambersburg, PA. Charles was a music teacher and music salesman. His wife when he died was "Anna Margaret". This Charles E. Scharf -- son of Robert and Jane - according to census record was born in Dec 1865. The family was all in Baltimore City.

Cynthia Waring Shockley
(Charles was a 1st cousin 3x removed)
Added by Cynthia Waring Shockley on Oct 12, 2015 11:36 AM
James Miller #109767718
Additional info: According to church records, he was confirmed in Our Saviors Lutheran Church on Laverne Ave in Lansdowne, MD in 1920. Thanks.
Added by msb on Oct 09, 2015 4:53 PM
Gregg Freese
RE: Heefner
Thanks for the Heefner transfers. Much appreciated.
Added by Gregg Freese on Sep 28, 2015 12:28 PM
Kim Franklin
RE: Bungard family in Bethel Cemetery
Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
Added by Kim Franklin on Sep 16, 2015 5:13 PM
Barbara Calabrese
RE: Fanz Endres or Francis Enders
Thank you so much for the transfer and for all you do, Dee.
Added by Barbara Calabrese on Sep 13, 2015 7:47 PM
Barbara Calabrese
RE: Fanz Endres or Francis Enders
Dee would you consider transferring the memorial to me. I know you don't have to and I will understand if you say no, but thought I would ask since I am researching this family. My Find A Grave number is 48169217.
I await your decision.
Added by Barbara Calabrese on Sep 13, 2015 6:24 PM
Warren Beaven
graves at St Pauls Hillsboro
The full name of the Director of the Retreat Center at Hillsboro in the previous message should read "Mrs. Francie Thayer". Sorry for the omission.
Added by Warren Beaven on Sep 13, 2015 10:59 AM
Warren Beaven
egraves at St Pauls Hillsboro MD
Mrs. Francie is the Director of the Retreat Center at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Hillsboro MD. She is currently involved in a restoration of the cemetery stones and the plantings around the church and cemetery. She is hoping to have a rededication of the cemetery on Friday evening October 30th or Sunday November 1st 2015. She is trying to learn as much as she can about the people buried there. Also she hopes to identify descendants or relatives of the people buried there. I can supply information on the members of the Beaven family. Can you help us with other families? You can reach me directly at Thank you
If others reading this message can help with the two goals we would be glad to hear from you at the same email address.
Added by Warren Beaven on Sep 13, 2015 10:56 AM
Barbara Calabrese
Fanz Endres or Francis Enders
Good morning Dee,
First let me thank you for all your do on Find a Grave. You certainly help many of us find our long lost relatives.

I wanted to ask your assistance with a memorial and some confusion I have. You posted a memorial for a Francis Enders (#95133397) died 22 June 1897 saying the parents are Sigmund and Caroline Enders. I am confused because according to my records Caroline and Sigmund married in 1894 and had only two children John (16 July 1898) and John ( 26 May 1897)that I could find. The only other Francis I could find was born to Sigmund and Carrie Endres married 1899. Their Francis was born 18 July 1909 and died July 1978.

I have a great uncle Francis born about 1856 and have thought that his DOD was 22 June 1897 and buried in St Peter's and according to the cemetery records a Franz is in the same plot as his brothers, Joseph, Lawrence, John, Sigmund and sister or mother Catherine. Their parents are Catherine and Peter Endres. (Can't find Peter's final resting place.)Please note the various spellings of Endres as Endress or Enders.

Can you help solve this mystery, who is burned in grave site D 64 2? My great uncle or your infant.
Thank you for reading this letter and helping me to solve the mystery.
Sincerely, Barbara
Added by Barbara Calabrese on Sep 13, 2015 10:11 AM
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