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Bio Photo I am a volunteer photographer for Find-A-Grave. I do not mind my photos being copied (unedited and uncropped, please) and used on other websites like All I ask is that you attach the following credit so others know the original source and can contact me if needed:

by MixedStock at Find-A-Grave. Photo used by permission.

I manage many memorials outside of my family and am happy to transfer per the rules or make any changes and corrections. Please send your source along with corrections. I've had people try to "correct" information on my own relatives that I knew for a fact was wrong. So please try to supply your sources.

As for my personal genealogy research, I am just traveling this very interesting road and uncovering the roots of ancestors who left few records in their wake. If I can help someone make that connection I am happy to do so!

Family names I am researching:
Bennett, Clune, Costello, Dmuchowski, Donnelly, Groft, Hayes, Hennessy, Hiemstra, Hughes, Kamyszek/Kamyshek, Karpanty/Korpanty, Kelly, Kennedy, Krup/Krupp, Lyons, Melody, Moszynka, Moyer, Murphy, O'Hara, Reynolds, Sexton, Stanners, Szabska, Wallace, and Wisniewski.
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Wendy Houck
RE: Shaeffer question
Hello, I am so sorry I never answered you. The information I sent you on the Shaeffer burials at St. Paul's Church (aka Old Stone Church) came from a book published by the West Shore Genealogical Society. It was transcribed from the church records, but I believe you might be correct about the spelling error. I have found other errors in this book. The online list matches the spelling on the stones. You could call the church at 717-697-9675 and maybe they could verify it for you. I would check for you but I work during the day and there's not usually anyone there in the evenings or on weekends for me to check with. I didn't find a Sadie Gutshall Shaeffer in the book, but I did find a Sadie Gutshall, 1867-1888. She is listed twice in the book, with the same birth/death dates, but different burial locations and different lot owners. I think this is an error too. In fact, it looks like there are many errors on this page of the book. I must have taken a picture of this stone and it must have said Sadie Gutshall Shaeffer. I wrote that in my book because she wasn't listed under Shaeffer. I never thought to look for Sadie Gutshall before today. I'll go through my pictures and see if I can find one for her. It may take me a while because I have a lot of pictures from this cemetery. Also, are you sure Groff is correct? The reason I ask is, there are no Groff burials in this cemetery, but there are a few Gross burials. Sometimes the way they wrote a double "s" back then, it would look like a double "f". I'll try to be a little quicker to get back to you on the picture. Wendy :)
Added by Wendy Houck on Jan 13, 2015 10:34 PM

I have deleted, however F.A.G. rules are nothing after 1931. There are numerous pre-needs up, and many memorials with no death dates, although the person has passed.
Added by Scout on Jan 01, 2015 3:22 PM
RE: Shaeffer corrections
You're welcome and good luck with this puzzle.
Added by Geniereese on Dec 31, 2014 2:32 PM
Pam (Councell) Daniel
Edward Miller Photo
Thank you so very much for getting the photos of Edward Millers headstone for me. It means a lot to me to have a photo of my grandpas stone and being on the west coast made it a little hard for me to go get it. Thanks again!

Added by Pam (Councell) Daniel on Dec 31, 2014 7:09 AM
John Shaeffer & Barbara Shaeffer
As for all of your questions:
I live locally and was transcribing cemeteries and then trying to take the photos to post to the memorials. So I have no other sources but those found for the cemeteries either online or at the cemetery / church office or on the stone themselves.
I do not know why there are 2 memorials for JOHN SHAEFFER. I believe you would have to pose that question to the other person who created the other memorial.
According to the online burial records for Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, there is no JOHN SHAEFFER listed. So I can not answer your question.
LINK to SS Presbyterian Cemetery records: OR direct link
If you have sources I can verify I will make corrections.
Added by Geniereese on Dec 29, 2014 1:17 PM
Robin K
RE: Morey Family
Thank you so very much for the Morey photos, AND for those in their lot. So very helpful. I'll investigate :)
Added by Robin K on Nov 17, 2014 1:57 PM
Barbara Shaeffer
I've changed the date of birth and removed her as a wife of John Shaeffer. My source was the online records for the church cemetery,
I apologize for my errors.
My intention was to transcribe the cemetery and then photograph all the stones. I found out that Wendy Houck (who lives near this cemetery) was in the process of photographing this cemetery, so I stopped my project.
Again, I apologize and thanks for pointing out my errors. It is appreciated, we want all info to be as correct as possible.
Added by Geniereese on Nov 10, 2014 12:35 PM
Wendy Houck
RE: John and Anna Shaeffer
I'm sorry, I didn't answer your question about John's middle name "Groff". I think someone sent me an edit for that.
Added by Wendy Houck on Nov 10, 2014 7:40 AM
Wendy Houck
RE: Another Shaeffer question
Here are a few more Shaeffers in the burial records:

Section A, Lot 382, Lot Owner J. Groff Shaeffer
Grave 4 - Anna B. Shaeffer 1865- 1957
Grave 5 - John G. Shaeffer 1866-1954

Section B, Lot 301Y, Lot Owner Tildon & Agnes R. Shaeffer
Grave 4 - Agnes R. Shaeffer b. 20 July 1875, d. 7 Mar 1958
Grave 5 - Tildon H Shaeffer b. 29 Mar 1876, d. 26 Dec 1960
Added by Wendy Houck on Nov 10, 2014 7:38 AM
Wendy Houck
RE: Another Shaeffer question
Hello, yes, the monument in your photo on Memorial 69723529 (John Shaeffer) is the backside of the monument in your photo on Memorial 69723609 (Samuel Shaeffer).

There may be some errors in the dates on the Sheaffer memorials. Here is what the burial records say. Note the spelling difference, Sheaffer.

Section A, Lot 136, Lot Owner Jacob Sheaffer
Grave 1 - Samuel Miller b. 15 Apr 1773 d. 28 Sept 1851, 80 y 1 m 28 d
Grave 2 - Susan Martin Miller d. 1 Nov 1870 wife of Samuel Miller
Grave 3 - Jacob Sheaffer, 87 y 7 m 20 d died 5 Oct 1897
Grave 4 - Nancy Sheaffer, 30 y 11 m 12 d died 12 May 1851

Section A, Lot 137, Lot Owner John Sheaffer
Grave 1 - Samuel Sheaffer b. 19 Aug 1823, d. 24 Mar 1878
Grave 2 - Catharine Sheaffer b. 17 Mar 1838, d. 13 Apr 1890
Grave 3 - Susan Elizabeth Sheaffer b. 21 Jan 1863 d. 22 Jan 1867
Grave 4A - John Sheaffer b. 26 July 1764 d. Jan 3 1839
Grave 4B - Barbara Sheaffer b. 26 Dec 1761 d. 20 Aug 1839
Grave 5 - Mary M Sheaffer b. 2 Aug 1798 d. 10 Aug 1873

Section A, Lot 215, Lot Owner John A Sheaffer Grave 1 - John A Sheaffer, b. 20 Feb 1843 d. 6 Oct 1918
Grave 2 - Sallie Sheaffer Wert, b. 7 Aug 1867 d. 9 Dec 1936
Grave 3 - Lillie J. Sheaffer, b. 1876 d. 1880
Grave 4 - Martha A. Sheaffer, b. 6 June 1847 d. 15 June 1883
Added by Wendy Houck on Nov 10, 2014 7:25 AM
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