Cresse Memorials The memorials for Mary and Orville Cresse in the Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery have been updated as requested. If you would like any further information added or if you would like to manage the memorials please do not hesitate to let me know.
Gemberling update Hi Mary Jane - hope you're doing well. I've been working on the Gemberling family lately, and just added a memorial for William B. Gemberling at the Union cemetery in Selinsgrove. When I went to add links, I see you have a memorial built without a cemetery. I can confirm he's buried here from my own transcription of the cemetery. If you'd like to move him, I'll delete mine. Your memorial is #153966429. Thanks! Steve
RE: 38854788 Schmeyer After re-reading pages 177-184 of Ianne Smyer's biography of Johannes Schmierer, in which she also discusses the Pennsylvania families, there just isn't any hard evidence that's been found to link him to JJS.
I'm not saying there definitely is not a relationship, but that no hard evidence has been found to support the belief and there is hard evidence to believe otherwise. For example, we know, thanks to Ianne, that by comparing his signature throughout his life that Johannes Schmierer immigrated to the U.S. in 1755 on the ship Neptune.
Ianne is a retired (?) lawyer who did a splendid job of research. Many documents are shown in her book. I believe the book is available at the Catawba County Historical Association, although perhaps no longer for sale? At one time it could be ordered through amazon, but that was quite a few years ago.
"John Smyer: Plain Deutsch Pioneer" by Ianne Smyer, Catawba County Historical Association Press, 15 College Avenue, Newton, NC 28658. (c) 2002. ISBN 0-9702776-1-X.
Related to Powells Hi Mary Jane, My line descends from Ann Cheesman and Richard Powell III. Ann's great grandfather, Richard Cheesman married Hannah Stringman. Richard Cheesman is my 7th great grandfather. My line is the Cheesman line. Thanks, Judi Schoonover
RE: 38854788 Hey, I'm finally free to spend some time on this. I've been eager to get started. :-)
One question before I dive in fully. What is your source(s) for the birth, death and bio info you used to create the Find A Grave memorial for Johann Jacob Schmeyer (JJS)? I see it cited in several family trees on ancestry.com, but when I check the sources in each tree I see only other family trees. Of course I'm just getting started!
My plan is to learn all I can about JJS based on sources other than other's family trees. Hard sources, in other words.
May we continue by email for some privacy in case we need it? If you agree, my email address is: roots blueridgehost net