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E&GRay (#47124929)
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Bio Photo I love Genealogy! I love it so much, I actually spend time doing family research for other people in my spare? time. I've been doing it for many years and this internet stuff really blows me away. My husband is somewhat engaged but he mostly lets me indulge in my hobby alone.

Every day I learn something new. Not just about my family, but also about our country, and what pioneering spirits our ancestors had to settle and tame this beautiful and once very wild place. I try to research the history of each place I come to so that I can get a feel of what my ancestors were faced with and their daily life. It has really made me appreciate them more and has renewed my pride in the wonderful country they built.

I discovered Find-A-Grave while trying to work with the Tombstone Project on USGenWeb, but it didn't seem to take off too well. Some states, like Iowa & Illinois for a couple, have actually published their burial lists on line. What a find!! While Find A Grave can be a great Genealogy resource, let's not forget the main purpose is to document the burial sites of our people, i.e. record the location and photograph the headstones when possible. So many cemeteries have already disappeared and every day we lose a little more.

Our family names are: Ammeling, Barron, Beabout/Bebout/Beebout, Becker, Beekman, Befort, Benner/Bender/Binder, Berens, Blatter, Blum, Bohannon, Bohm, Bohmer, Boughton, Brodbeck, Brungardt, Cheetham, Chriswell, Cilplinger, Clark, Cobb, Cook, Cox, De Snick, Dechant, Deibler, Dicks, Doerfler, Doland, Doll, Donven, Doppler, Dreiling/Dreilingk, Duck, Eschelbacher, Eschenbrenner, Fedley, Fink, Finley, Fischer, Fisher, Fissner, Forsyth/Forsythe, Frank, Gehrig, Goetz, Gowensbach, Griffin, Haffner/Heffner, Harlan/Harland, Hauer, Haus, Heil, Henneigh/Hennigh, Hill, Hoffman, Hoope, Jamison, Jans, Jesel, Jones, Jund, Kaiser, Kauffman, Kendall, Kirke, Klipphan, Knoden, Knox, Kohl, Konig, Kramer/Cramer, Krebs, Labattie, Lambert, Lang/Lange, Lash/Loesch/Losch, Latheimer, Laubenheimer, Lichtenstern, Lightburn, Linenberger, Ludlum, Maddock, Mahr, Mamer, Markle/Mercklen/Merkel/Merkle/Merklin, Marshall, Maser, Mattingly, Mays, McElroy, McGrew, Mellinger, Miller, Moer, Moll, Molter, Montgomery, Moore, Mortlett, Mueller/Muller, Nebergall, Newberry, Nichols, O'Hara, Otter, Peace/Pease/Piess, Pfister, Pooley, Poppleman, Ray/Reah, Reger, Reuzel, Rhem, Riedel, Ruder, Schad, Schmidt, Schumacher, Schump, Seiler/Snyder, Shupp, Smith, Snook, Soars, Sprenger, Stacher/Stecher, Switzer, Taylor, Thaner, Thompson, Thurman, Trabaugh/Trarbach, Tweedell, Van Kinderen/Verkinderen, Waddington, Wagner, Wanger/Wenger, Wartmann, Weaver, Wilson, Wolffskehl/ Wolfkiel/ Wolfkill/ Wolfskiehl…. and many more.

Find-A-Grave is a great site. I'm not a cemetery walker, however, if I can be of service research wise, please let me know.
You can contact me at:
evan "at" angelic "dot" com
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Greg Kimberley
Unknown Barron Marker?
I have a photo of a marker between Mary V Barron and William Harrison Barron. I cannot read the name. I can barely read WH & S Barron. All that is legible is 6 months and 23 days. If you send your email address to my email, I can send it to you to see if you can read it. I don't think it is the infant that already has a memorial because of the 6 months and 23 days does not match. Best Regards, Greg.
Added by Greg Kimberley on Feb 01, 2016 7:41 AM
Greg Kimberley
RE: Barron
There is a row of Barron markers. They are all in the same area, obviously a family plot. It is at the west side on a knob next to the woods. It looks like all the others are already posted, Jane Linsey, Ida E, Benjamin, George W, Sylvester, and Sarah, along with J.B.. I either did not recognize the infant marker or there is not a marker for the infant. Best Regards, Greg.
Added by Greg Kimberley on Jan 31, 2016 8:32 PM
Greg Kimberley
RE: Worley
Sorry, I did not see Terrena or I would have put the photo on her page also. Best Regards, Greg.
Added by Greg Kimberley on Jan 31, 2016 7:41 PM
Greg Kimberley
Sorry, I missed Terrena at the bottom of the monument!
Added by Greg Kimberley on Jan 31, 2016 7:31 PM
Carol & David
RE: Christopher Stacher #78699319
I am going to send you these two websites that were sent to me yesterday regarding Dutch Lutheran Cemetery.

The first website is what the person who added most of the memorials at Dutch Lutheran used for information. It appears a husband and wife read the stones in 1982 that were standing and there is a death date listed for Christopher's stone although I think the birth year listed is definitely off. They listed 1737 and I believe it should be more like 1750.

You can email me at if you want to continue our conversation or send any questions. I would rather email back and forth with anything I find then post it on these message pages.
Added by Carol & David on Jan 13, 2016 4:30 AM
Carol & David
RE: Christopher Stacher #78699319
Hi Evan,

Thank you for your response. I agree with your approximate death date for Christopher based on his will. I honestly just started working on Christopher and his family after receiving a book called "Stecher - Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Records" by Paul Miller Ruff. I did not have much in the way of records for him, brother, Lewis and sister Barbara once they left Forks Township. I live in this area and have been able to find quite a bit of information on the rest of the family who stayed here or in my case moved across the river to New Jersey.

I also agree that the codicil probably said 1829 not 1839 and whoever retyped the will made the mistake.

I did notice that Elizabeth's maiden name was listed as Doll in all the records I have seen including SAR records. I don't know if the person who manages Elizabeth's memorial has access to the SAR records or they think everyone else is incorrect.

Have you done a lot of researching on Christopher, or his brother Lewis since they moved to Ginger Hill. The book I have lists most of the baptisms done at the Stecher church and some other information as well.

I have also been in touch with the person who took some of the photos at Ginger Hill, including Barbary Stecher Weygandt. Evidently, her grandparents own the land the cemetery is on at Ginger Hill. I asked if she might check in the spring on Christopher's stone again. She agreed to check when she has the time and see if anything might be there that has a date for him.

If you have a chance, you can check out my memorial for Christopher's brother, Matthias which I now manage.

Added by Carol & David on Jan 12, 2016 4:56 AM
Carol & David
Christopher Stacher #78699319
I have a question regarding the year of death for Christopher. I was looking at his will online at Ancestry and noticed he added a codicil to it after the death of his wife Elizabeth and that the will was probated in June of 1831. His memorial has his death before his wife, Elizabeth. I was wondering whether you had found any records on his death.

Christopher's brother, Matthias is my 4X Great Grandfather and I am trying to research his siblings too.

Added by Carol & David on Jan 11, 2016 4:20 PM
Janet Bertram
RE: Cook photos
Yes Evan feel free to use the photos however you need. I am in central Texas and the weather is nice for a couple of days here. You can keep the storms up your way. :o) Have a blessed new year. Janet
Added by Janet Bertram on Jan 04, 2016 4:11 PM
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Hi Evan,

If your on face book we now have a page for Oakwood if your interested.

Added by Justine on Dec 27, 2015 4:56 PM
RE: David G Carroll ??
hi, no, just taking interest.. There was no date on the memorial and I needed one to find the grave location. Now when I go to the library I can look it up on microfilm. Then I can go hunting for a headstone. Patty
Added by Patty on Dec 27, 2015 12:09 PM
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