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Amanda Smith (#47209103)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in Genealogy for as long as I can remember. I love finding out new information everyday, I love unfolding the past. I live in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. If I know where the Cemetery is and can find it, I will gladly take some photo's for you. Some of the last names of my family are Wolf/Wolfe, Grabill, Smith, Valentine, Mulhollen, Paulson, Gindlesperger, Amick, Hoover, Blackburn, Barefoot, Dull, Russell, Bender, McConnell, Gordon, Shaffer, Young, Imler, Feather, and many many more.

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I put a lot of time and energy into this research of my family and of others. If I ever use anyones photo's from I ask permission and/or give them credit for taking the photo. I have recently found SEVERAL of my photos popping up as a hint on my family tree and they are photo's I have taken and added to but they are just as if the person took the photo themselves. They are NOT giving me the credit for the photo.

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Thanks for making the updates on some family members as well as all your photography.
Added by allisonclan4life on May 02, 2016 12:42 AM
Joyce Stiles
Stone Church Cemetery -Hess markers

You do amazing work with the cemetery data. I am wondering if you are near the Stone Church Cemetery.

I have an lady friend who lives in Oregon and she sent me this mailing today:

I made an interesting discovery about my great-great-great-grandparents Samuel and Margaret (Lingenfelter) Hess. I wondered if their final resting place was in a burial plot on their farm, or in Stone Church Cemetery next door to their farm. If the cemetery existed before they died, I figured they likely would have been buried there. So I went searching for when the cemetery was created.

It turns out that Samuel and Margaret not only lived next door, they deeded land for the Church and burial grounds. That means they probably were affiliated with the church and would have chosen to be buried there. doesn't have a memorial for them, but it does have a photo of Stone Church with a commemorative plaque that says, �Property and building deed dated Sept 20, 1845 deeded from Samuel and Margaret Hess included a small plot for burial purposes.� (Crediting photo to: Amanda Smith)

I ordered the deed from Bedford County, and posted both the deed and church photo in the galleries on the profile pages of Samuel and Margaret in your Johan Stern Tree.

I think I have finished finding documentation for the older Hess generations.

I am wondering if you happen to be in this cemetery if you would take any photos of the Hess family for her. If so, I will then e-mail her that there are photos for their markers. She is an amazing researcher and has pointed me in the right direction many times.

Added by Joyce Stiles on Apr 13, 2016 7:23 AM
Julie Bushong Smith Reimann
James Barefoot Correction
Hi Amanda,

Could you please update this:
Find A Grave Memorial# 61536408

This needs to be deleted from the page:
His mother Rebecca Ross Barefoot is the granddaughter of George Ross a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Although I'm sure Rebecca was a fine woman, she was not the granddaughter of George Ross, the singer of the DOI. I just hate to show genealogy that isn't correct.
I really appreciate your updating this!

Thank you,
Julie Reimann

Added by Julie Bushong Smith Reima... on Apr 11, 2016 8:57 AM
seeking family genealogy
Information on names of Cemeteries
There is a GREAT misunderstanding on two cemeteries on the road called Glade Pike, in Manns Choice, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. There are two private family cemeteries on this road, some people don't realize where they are located. but the third cemetery on the Glad Pike road that most people will visualize on the left side of the road is known as the Dry Ridge Cemetery, and also was known in History as the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. If you go past this cemetery, farther up the mountain, you will come to what some people refer to as the Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery. This cemetery was also known in History as the Dry Ridge Cemetery, and the Trinity Reformed Church Cemetery. In the HISTORY of people past who are deceased and even in current published obituaries today, "some people" will still refer to the Trinity United Church as the Dry Ridge Cemetery. Where many people think they are referring to the lower cemetery which is also known in history as I first stated as the Dry Ridge Cemetery and also the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Added by seeking family genealogy on Apr 10, 2016 6:34 PM
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Amanda, thank you for your fine work and accurate reporting.

The below record for George H. Bisel lists his mothers name as Mary Wright:

Additionally, this 1670 census list Easter Catherine Miller as her mother:

Also see for Haster Catherine Miller Bisel Obit.


Mike Alsdorf
Added by thunderbirdsmhs on Mar 12, 2016 4:08 PM
maria evans
I am searching for the death of
George Evans 70 Born Eng. Imm 1870. NA. Marriage 2 for 6 years. Had 0 children 0 survive. Labourer. Saw Mill.
Maria Evans 60 Born Eng. Imm 1875. Marriage2 for 6 years. Had 0 children and 0 survive.

George Evans, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
Name: George Evans
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 02 Apr 1904
Event Place: Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Spouse's Name: Maria Atwell
prev born Davis in dudley Staffordshire England
Thanks Geoff
Added by geoff3d on Feb 04, 2016 5:48 AM
Michael Imler Dopson
Obit Of James L. Beutman
This Obit was provided to me by a fellow Bone Digger, Ellen Leonard, now herself deceased. You might consider including it in you Bio for this Find A Grave

R/Michael Imler Dopson
Obituary of James L. Beutman
Mr. Beutman, 78, of PennKnoll Village, Everett, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1993, at Memorial Hospital of Bedford County.
Mr. Beutman had been employed as a linewalker for Sun Pipe Line for many years.
He was born Jan. 17, 1915, in Scalp Level, the son of William P. and Sarah (Beckley) Beutman. He married Evelyn Shade.
Surviving are his wife of Bedford, three daughters: Lois Dermer and Beverly Barton of Bedford RD 1 and Mary Good of Gaithersburg, Md.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are a brother and two sisters: William C., Margaret Baumgardner and Dorothy Solden of Alum Bank.
Mr. Beutman was a member of Chambersburg Elks.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Pleasantville.

BEUTMAN -- Services for James L. Beutman of PennKnoll Village, Everett, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Pleasantville, by the Rev. Jay Nightengale.
Interment at Pleasantville Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Robinette; brothers: Dwight and Norman; and an infant sister.

Newspaper article - written on page Jan 18, 1993
Blair County Genealogical Society
Altoona Mirror Obituary Collection
Added by Michael Imler Dopson on Feb 01, 2016 9:19 AM
Donna Rae "Mitchell" Grimes
Joseph Henry Mitchell
Thanks a million for the updates, much appreciated.
Donna Grimes

Added by Donna Rae "Mitchell" Grim... on Jan 16, 2016 8:25 PM
David Mulhollen
Hi Amanda My name is David W.Mulhollen your great grandmother Martha and my dad joseph M.Mulhollen was brother and sister.I would like to talk to you about the resent death of my uncle Wilbur F.mulhollen.Could you send me your email address and telephone number at or call me at 814-495-9823 Thank you
Added by David Mulhollen on Jan 08, 2016 3:46 PM
Sandy Feickert-Vattimo
Barefoot Relation
Hi Amanda,

I believe we are cousins. I am a 4x great granddaughter of Margaret Barefoot (b. 1826) and John Bowers (b. 1825) who were married in 1846. I recently became fascinated with Bedford County and hope to head up to the Pioneer Library in March. It looks like I'll be spending some time in Pleasantville Cemetery, as well. I'll only have 2 days for research and roaming. Do you have any advice?

:) Sandy
Added by Sandy Feickert-Vattimo on Jan 03, 2016 5:11 PM
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