My particular areas of interest are Berks, Montgomery, Schuylkill, Chester, Montour and Lehigh Counties in Pennsylvania. My strongest passion is to locate and honor all war veterans who sacrificed healthy lives and sometimes their adulthood. They must never be forgotten.
Many contributors are speculating on burial locations of old pioneer family members with no proof of burial. This may be encouraged by contributors who will not link to memorials listed as unknown cemetery. This practice is very deceiving for serious researchers who will be misguided in their research for accurate results. It also is misleading for those requesting gravesite photos.
Please consider that the information given in memorials is not only provided by the memorial manager but also by others through edit requests which cannot always be verified. These edit requests could also be added without the review of the memorial manager if not acknowledged in a given time period.
Please do not speculate on a middle name by suggesting a surname. I will not add without some official record such as obituary,death,burial,birth record,tombstone or individual's signature. Edit requests for maiden names are most welcome. I prefer to display names as they are most commonly perceived by skilled researchers and/or as they appear on the tombstone.
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My Patriots of the Revolution include: George Herbst 1712, George Dry 1725, Johannes Koch 1725, Daniel Guldin 1735, Johann Christian Scheidt 1736, Michael DeLong 1739, Bernhard Eitel 1745, Michael Krebs 1744, Henrich Knauss 1746, John De Turck 1747, Marmaduke Von Buskirk 1750, John Grant 1754, Sebastian Koch 1757. My Loyalist who fought for the British is Christian Flicker.
Thomas A Brown Thomas A Brown Residence: Pennsylvania Enlistment Date: 23 Sep 1861 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Pennsylvania Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, Pennsylvania 96th Infantry Regiment on 23 Sep 1861.Mustered out on 25 Jan 1863. Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865
I understand your point, however, I've found that even if someone dies in the town of Oley itself, the death certificate will say Oley Township since Oley is neither borough nor city. For example #31241669 maintained by GerbLady. He died in his home on Main St but is listed on the death cert as having died in Oley Twp. That is a true statement since Oley is in Oley Twp. However, in his case, it really was Oley the town. I'm finding a similar phenomenon throughout Berks in other townships.
To your point though, an address down near the feed mill off 73 is Oley Twp but not Oley the town. My folks lived just outside of town but personally I don't have a problem with it saying Oley since there isn't an Oley Twp choice. Generally I like to put the closest available choice F.A.G. gives you within reason. Anyway, I'll pay special attention to your memorials so rural deaths get a place assignment that is more in line with what you are looking for.
Thanks. By the way, you've done an incredible amount of work on findagrave for which I am very appreciative.
Several pages later I found an entry for George Dewees, born 17FEB1797, son of Samuel and Margaret Henrich Dewees, married Sarah Mendenahlen.
Several pages after that is a list of the children of George and Sarah Mendenahlen Dewees:
Sarah, m. Mertz. Samuel, b. 1822. Lydia. Benneville. Matilda. George, b. 2, -, 1832, d. 4, 12, 1882, m. Catharine Bushy.
children of George and Catharine Bushy Dewees:
Mary, b. 1, 21, 1852, m. James F. Dunn. William B., b. 7, 18, 1854, m. 1st 4, 6, 1877, Amelia E. Walbom ; m. 2d, 4, 9, 1879, Ida Violette Manderbach. Sarah L., b. 4, 17, 1858. Katie, b. 4, 7, 1872, d. 4, 6, 1877.
Thomas Gibney Unfortunately, the original source documents that Bob had when he originally inventoried US Soldiers are no longer available to the public. I will send Bob an email to see if he can review any notes he may have about this soldier. Thanks
One additional note regarding the youngest child of Abraham K. Stauffer.
Charles William Stauffer Born: Aug 4, 1872 Died: May 27, 1905
Charles William Stauffer obit (posted on his find-a-grave site) in the Reading Times dated May 29, 1905 states the following:
He is survived by 1 step-brother and 3 step-sisters: - Joseph B. Stauffer - Emma, wife of Jacob Levan - Susan, wife of Charles S. Grant - Amanda, wife of Henry Gass
As the above 4 step-brother/sisters, that would mean that they have different mothers. Based on the other information I detailed, Charles William Stauffer's mother would likely be the 3rd wife, Sarah Ann Moser.