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Sandra (#47198337)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in Genealogy for several years and enjoy discovering my ancestors.

The Family names I'm researching are:

Barber, Bell, Bethe, Clark, Cluggage, Davis, Esser, Gehret, Gemmill, Gerichs, Halwes, Humbert, Isett, Judy, McCarthy, Moyer, Murphy, Nix, Osborn(e), Riley, Schoedler, Steel, Stewart, Susott, and Whetsel.

Find A Grave volunteers have worked hard on documenting families which in turn leaves a legacy for future generations. If one person reconnects with their family & learns of their ancestral heritage via data, headstone photos or links on the site, then it's all worth the time.

Thanks to the Find A Gravers that have transferred to my account! Especially the ones with the big numbers that feel that memorials belong in the hands of family.

Wishing all smooth sailing with discovering your ancestors with no brick walls in your path.

Peace to all that are here and beyond.

P.S. I post & care for mostly my direct ancestor lines but I do manage memorials in Mount Olivet Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania), Rosemary Cemetery (Sarasota, Florida) & South Whitley Cemetery (South Whitley, Indiana). Please check the virtual cemeteries on my profile for your family & ask for a transfer.

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Jenny Calvin
Hi Sandra,

I'm back with another question. I'm really confused about Philip & Margaret. I found Philip in IL in 1880 census listed as divorced, and Margaret is in IN with the children, listed as married. Then I found a marriage record for Philip Gerichs to Margaret Gerichs in 1885, and one for Theodore Lottner to Margaret Gerichs in 1888.

Phillip is in the city directories for 1865, 1866, 1870, 1874, & 1875. He & Margaret are both listed in 1886 & 1887, but then in 1888 Margaret is listed as widow. In 1893 Margaret is listed as widow of Philip. In 1895, 1896, & 1899, Margaret is just listed alone.

So I guess I have three questions: 1) Did they divorce before 1880 and then remarry in 1885? 2) Did Philip die between 1887 & 1888, or did he really live until 1901 as his tombstone indicates? 3) Did Margaret really marry Theodore Lottner in 1888? And if so, then why is she not listed as Margaret Lottner?

Thanks for any clarification you can give me!
Added by Jenny Calvin on Jan 23, 2016 4:12 PM
Jeff Blakley
Gillham infants
I'm researching the ancestors of William J. Krome in Florida and was looking at his mother's side of the family, the Gillhams. I see that you have three infant Gillham boys who appear to be the same individual. The memorial numbers are: 69431962, 69432520, and 69431755. Could you investigate this and delete the duplicate memorials, if any? Thank you!
Added by Jeff Blakley on Jan 18, 2016 6:41 PM
Jenny Calvin
RE: George Gerichs #52162336
Thanks very much! It's so sad that Walter & Marie apparently ended up in an orphan home and then taken in by other families. Emory was in the State School for the Deaf.
Added by Jenny Calvin on Jan 16, 2016 7:07 AM
Jenny Calvin
George Gerichs #52162336
I am looking for more information on George Gerichs. I see in your bio that that is one of the surnames you are researching. Was he the husband of Artie Whetstone, or is there another George? I found Artie remarried in 1908 and assumed George had died, but maybe they divorced.
Added by Jenny Calvin on Jan 15, 2016 8:57 PM
The Goldens
Riley Family
My email is I can send some info to your email, if you send me your address.
Added by The Goldens on Jan 11, 2016 4:13 PM
The Goldens
John W. Riley 44045283
Sandra, Don't know if you've ever found the parents of your John W. Riley as stated in his bio. Anyway, his parents are William Henry Harrison Riley 136950510 and Margaret Dunham Riley 136950683. I am indirectly related and can fill in some blanks if interested.
Added by The Goldens on Jan 10, 2016 6:17 PM
John Steele

I found some of your listings and am hopeful that we have an ancestor connection. Is there a way to contact you?

My Steel family is from Duncannon and begins no later than David Steel @1750-1804.
Added by John Steele on Sep 15, 2015 11:15 AM
LaDana Riddle Knupp
Thank you for the information on the mistake. Always thankful for corrections in the family history. Would that I could get it right the first time around, such is life. Thanks again.
Added by LaDana Riddle Knupp on Sep 08, 2015 1:21 PM
Edward Bell
Edward Bell was actually born on 17 March 1769. His sister, Mary (Polly) Bell, was the oldest child in this family. She was born in 1767, either in Nova Scotia, Canada, where her parents were probably married, or in Huntingdon Co., PA Colony, where the family eventually settled.
Added by Madehlinne on Aug 29, 2015 11:45 AM
Agnes Marie McClain Anderson
Hi Sandra,
Thank you for being so thorough on Agnes and Ira Anderson's lines! I am researching my maternal lines and was wondering if you have any information on their children. I'm finding conflicting information in my research, which is par for the course, but this could help me confirm for sure if I'm on the right track. My grandmother was Carrie Elizabeth Anderson Edge. Her DC says her parents were James and Agnes (Craig) Anderson. However, her brothers' birth records list the parents as Ira and Agnes (McClain) Anderson. Remaining family does not remember much about that side, so it's difficult to get accurate information from them. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide! Donna Graves at degraves6113 at gmail
Added by DONNA GRAVES on Jun 14, 2015 2:33 AM
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