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Mark Weitzel (#47233373)
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I am sorry that it came down to this as I dislike having to make a little request. Regarding Obits/funeral notices you may find for memorials I maintain at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville, Cattaraugus County, NY. I have access to all the newspapers in the area and I am posting obits. as fast as my little fingers will go. Please don't send me a obit. for one I haven't got to yet, I will get to it soon. If you have a obit. or funeral notice for one of my memorials that is from, other than, Chestnut Hill Cemetery please feel free to send them. Thank You!
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Judy Blackman
Gerald Leland Scutt
Hi Mark, this is my step dad. Can I please have the memorial transferred to me. My mom is Joyce. Thanks

Added by Judy Blackman on Aug 16, 2015 10:38 AM
Susan Kerr
RE: Lucas Family
Hi, Mark!

I had some of the info on Daniel and Philip. You just added to my stash.

From the sources I've seen, Peter married Polly Fahringer (Ferringer). There are still many families with that last name in this area of western Pennsylvania. I need to follow the Ferringer path a bit more. I think they appear on the ships' passengers' lists from about the same time the Lucases came over in 1740 aboard the Lydia.
Added by Susan Kerr on Aug 09, 2015 9:28 AM
John Sloan
Find A Grave Memorial# 106503222
Mark Thank you for the photo of John Hinman Jr's gravestone.
Added by John Sloan on Jun 15, 2015 5:44 AM
Darlene Looper Cole
Snow Ranck photo
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for the Enos Ranck headstone. This is a great addition to my research!

Added by Darlene Looper Cole on May 20, 2015 9:53 AM
RE: re: # 66843785 HASSINGER photo
Thanks, Mark. Know "local folks" have their own names, so will keep inquiring. ;) This is a line of distant cousins, so not an immediate search.
Added by Caral on May 09, 2015 8:55 PM
re: # 66843785 HASSINGER photo
Greetings, Since you're the credited photographer, have a question: is this cem aka Hassinger Brick Cem, as some PA Dea Cert's list bur loc?
Added by Caral on May 09, 2015 3:07 AM
Nancy Wark
Sarahs headstone photo
Many thanks Mark I very much appreciate your kindness in taking and posting Sarahs headstone photo.
Nancy Wark
Added by Nancy Wark on Apr 29, 2015 1:37 PM
Terry Yoder
RE: Margaret Rockey
Done. I linked her to both of her parents. Are you a Rockey cousin?
I have an extensive family tree on
it's titled Yoder, Ritter, Pence, Young, Sayers Tree
Added by Terry Yoder on Apr 28, 2015 1:22 PM
Renae Kemp Cornell
RE: Katherine Davenport Kemp
Hi Mark,
I haven't been on here in forever, I apologize! Thank you for posting the photo of my Grandmother's grave.

Added by Renae Kemp Cornell on Apr 12, 2015 7:40 AM
RE: Swarts-Swartz
Confusion has grown up around the surname Schwartz and its variations. Findagrave lists all persons surnamed Swartz as Swarts. There are three recognized versions of the surname — 1] Schwartz, 2] Swartz, and 3] Swart:
1] SCHWARTZ is a surname of German origin, meaning "black" (modern spelling in German is "schwarz"). It was originally a nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion.
2] SWARTZ is a German and Jewish variant of Schwartz and a Dutch variant of Swart and.
3] SWART is a Dutch and Afrikaans surname.
MANLEY DAVID SWARTZ, son of FREDERICK BENJAMIN SWARTZ, spelled his and his family’s surname SWARTZ on letters and public and private documents. He, and other members f his Swartz family spelled their surname that way on US Census documents. It is likely that the aberrant spelling arose when newspaper journalists or other recorders writing an obituary or recording the name at enlistment spelled the name phonetically. It was given local substance when some well-meaning person placed headstones on the graves of some members of the SWARTZ family spelling it Swarts.
It should help clarify the issue to note that tracing the family of ELDORA WOOLISER, wife of BENJAMINE FRANKLIN SWARTZ, back to Europe finds her MDKA [most distant known ancestor] JACOB WOOLHISER was born in Strasburg on the Rhine, Alsace-Lorraine, France—an area of German, not Dutch, influence.
Added by Marcia on Apr 10, 2015 12:32 PM
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