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Dennis Brandt (#47232334)
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An independent Civil War researcher and the author of:

From Home Guards to Heroes: The 87th Pennsylvania and its Civil War Community

Pathway to Hell: A Tragedy of the American Civil War

Shattering the Truth: The Slandering of Abraham Lincoln

All books available at the York County Historial Trust at 250 E. Market St and online at standard outlets such as

PLEASE: When contacting me regarding a post, include the Findagrave number of the post to which you are referring. It will speed things up a great deal.
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Martha miller
Elmer G, Durnin-
Hi, Mr.Brandt, My great great grandfather was Ma- tthew Durnin-37037236. I am trying to locate his son's grave, he would have been my great great grandfather, Elmer G. Durnin-3/13/1865. died 5/04/1908, death cert says was buried at old grave yard. but can not locate the grave. His mom was Margaret Durnin. Could please let me know where he is buried at, thanks so much, Martha Miller, my email is
Added by Martha miller on Jan 21, 2017 11:12 PM
Albert Ledoux
RE: George Gross photo
You're welcome!
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jan 19, 2017 8:37 AM
Lisa Ratzlaff
Three different women named Sarah E
Hello Dennis,

Thank you for the beautiful memorials on Find a Grave for Theodore Troup (#39114500) and David Numer (#80680911). I received your response to my edit request for David Numer. I donít believe our data is in conflict, just the incorrect maiden names listed on Find a Grave. There are three different women named Sarah E who have been confused on Find a Grave. It would be great if they could be listed and linked correctly.

1. Sarah E Daugherty, married David Numer, his first wife
2. Sarah E Ehrhart, married 1st Theodore Troup and 2nd David Numer, his second wife
3. Sarah E Beatty, married Philip Troup

1. Sarah E Daugherty

Sarah E Daugherty is the first wife of David M Numer. She died 4 May 1877 and was buried in Altoona. There isnít a memorial for her on Find a Grave.

2. Sarah E Ehrhart

Sarah E Numer on David M Numer Headstone in Newport Cemetery, memorial #94726128, incorrectly listed as Sarah E Daugherty Numer
Sarah E Numer
Died Sep 18, 1834
Aged: 85 yrs. 2 Mo. & 5 Days. [computes to 13 July 1849]

Sarah Ellen Numer Death Certificate
Birth: 13 July 1849 in Pennsylvania
Father: John Ehrhart
Mother: Eleanor Super
Husband: David M Numer
Death: 18 Sep 1934 in Newport, Perry, Pennsylvania
Burial: 21 Sep 1934 in Newport

3. Sarah E Beatty

Sarah E Troup on Philip Troup Headstone in Newport Cemetery, memorial #66230754, incorrectly listed as Sarah E Beatty Ehrhart Troup
Sarah E Troup
Oct 5, 1840
Jan 10, 1912

Sarah E Troup Death Certificate
Birth: 5 Oct 1840 in Pennsylvania
Father: Joseph Beatty
Mother: Permelia Axe
Death: 10 Jan 1912 in Oliver, Perry, Pennsylvania
Burial: Newport, Pa

I have also placed requests with Linda Stienstra to correct the maiden names, but those changes havenít been made yet.

Thanks so much,
Lisa Ratzlaff
Added by Lisa Ratzlaff on Jan 13, 2017 6:45 PM
Carrie Karbley
John K Beidler Obituary
Dennis, Glad to know the obituary I pulled at the Cumberland County Historical and which I added on Oct. 21, 2012 to the overview of John K Beidler on my"Susan A White Family Tree on Ancestry. com was helpful to you. You should cite the source and date of the newspaper. Carrie K.
Added by Carrie Karbley on Jan 10, 2017 7:31 PM
Terry Atkinson
RE: 70760544
By pulling the memorial number from the link I got your posting. I try to do bios on my entries and found a likely one in Gratz, Dauphin, Pa and he is listed as a saddler. Problem is the 1870 census for Gratz has a Henry(teamster that year) married to a Sarah with 2 children that don't match what you have. There seem to be a few Henry Witmers born 1836-1839 in Pennsylvania. I will try to spend more time on this. There don't seem to be any Witmers in Lewistown to want a memorial erected on an empty grave.
Thanks for sharing,
Added by Terry Atkinson on Jan 09, 2017 8:46 PM
Harry Senft
RE: Abraham Williams photo
You're welcome
Added by Harry Senft on Jan 09, 2017 3:01 PM
Terry Atkinson
You provided this link:">106800215and stated it was his actual gravesite. When I clicked on it an error message came up saying the memorial couldn't be found. Let me know how you want me to proceed.
Added by Terry Atkinson on Jan 09, 2017 12:07 PM
Bill Walton
Columbus Smith
Bio Info has been added.

Added by Bill Walton on Jan 08, 2017 10:17 AM
Rick Boardman
Thanks so much for the additional information on Solomon Williard. Rick
Added by Rick Boardman on Jan 05, 2017 7:29 PM
Connie Schwindt Rumold
RE: Jacob Sheaffer jr. _ 108709726
Just transferred the memorial to you. Just looking around, it seemed you were either related or connected with Cicil War interest. I always think family is certainly 1st then someone who has another interest that may be able to find out more. I see wil watch to see your efforts.

I did notice a sibling with the same name was linked to the family.
Added by Connie Schwindt Rumold on Jan 05, 2017 2:12 PM
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