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Linda K (#47400410)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 23 days
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“Every time an old person dies, it’s like a library burning down.” –Alex Haley

"At a cemetery, lives are commemorated, deaths are recorded, families are reunited, memories are made tangible and love is undisguised. Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence, historians seek information and our heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life - not death - of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living. A cemetery is a history of people; a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth remembering - always". -Unknown


There is illness in my family right now. So give me a week at least to try and catch up. It is still fine to go ahead & ask for transfers & updates through the individual memorial edit button. Just know I do not have much free time just now.

If you are a closer relative than I am & would like a transfer, don't be afraid to ask.
I do NOT strictly adhere to the Find A Grave guidelines regarding transfers.

I want to make this more of a family record, than just a cemetery record. On newer records I've tried to keep it more to a minimum. I believe these are for the closer family to decide.

For the generations that came before us & those that will come after us.

A work this large could not be done without the help of others.

I would especially like to thank Karen K.
The cemeteries around Stumptown in Union Township would not be the same without her.

PLEASE if putting flowers on the memorial of the plain people...PLAIN flowers. They led the simple life for A reason.
A few of the young men were drafted & served in the medical corp during the Civil War..again PLEASE simple flowers
ALSO they do NOT celebrate birthdates or death dates of the dec'd
NOR do they celebrate Halloween
ALSO they do NOT have "pictures" of Jesus or angels in their Bibles or in their homes

I do NOT put a military prefix on the name, unless close family wishes that.

Do keep in mind, that the last name of a married woman etched on a stone, may not be the last name that she had when she died.

If you ask for a middle name to be added to a stone & it is not on the memorial stone or on an obituary that you have sent to me to read...
I am NOT going to change it. That is for closer family to decide. That is what they choose for the memorial & that is how it stays.

The same is true for a memorial name. If the stone says William & you want me to change it to John William Doe. Please read the above paragraph.

There are exceptions to the rule on individual basis.

Also note that I have chosen to not put a period after the K on Linda K, the same is true on the memorials. Unless close family would decide to have the change.

Again there are exceptions on an individual basis.

All mistakes are mine & mine alone.

Jeff Gonyea had on his profile the following:

"We don't "own" the memorials we manage - they are not ours. We may create them, we may update them, we may transfer them to others - we are but stewards. They are Find A Grave memorials of human beings, departed.

They are not "friends" on a social media network website to be collected like baseball trading cards. And there's no prize for the one who dies with the most.

The reward (for me) comes from maintaining the most accurate and dignified memorials I can. What we record becomes history, and a record in someone else's family tree. We have a responsibility to do a good job of it. It's a privilege and honor."

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Anne Stutzman Stevens
Thanks for the transfer of the Zeiger Memorials!

Added by Anne Stutzman Stevens on Oct 04, 2015 3:40 PM
Stella Whitehead Strieby
Linda, I have a photo of Floyd's wife Addie E. Whitehead. The dates match Stella's. Is this the same person. Wanted to be sure.

Added by Hoby on Oct 01, 2015 5:49 PM
Oliver H Diffendarfer
Linda, info added, thanks.

Added by Hoby on Sep 08, 2015 6:20 PM
Thanks for the obit for Robert
Added by Mary on Aug 27, 2015 6:02 AM
Richard Boyer
Thank you!
Many thanks for finding this(Helen Boyer)for me, as I live in Kentucky and don't make it up that way but once a year.
Added by Richard Boyer on Aug 20, 2015 9:35 AM
Gary Buch Gehman(Gayman)
Hollingers at Goodville Cemetery
Linda:Noah Hollinger #79675523
Elizabeth Hollinger #79675440
Elmer Hollinger # 79675549
These 3 are listed at Goodville Mennonite but they are at Weaverland Mennonite.I have photos for each mem,after you get them moved. Thank you Gary
Added by Gary Buch Gehman(Gayman) on Aug 19, 2015 9:44 AM
Are you certain you will not reconsider linking him to his mother after reading the facts on page 348? The error in your quote is indisputable and certainly not your fault. Errors happen - even I can make one on occasion :) Thanks for all your good work.
Added by bluebelles on Aug 17, 2015 6:07 PM
Kathy McPherson
Wrong parents of Mary Newman Schmactenburger
Hi there,
Regarding Mary Newman Schmactenburger. Find A Grave Memorial# 120531953 I see that you have Mary's parents as Rebekah Davis & John Newman. I double checked and it is not correct. John & Rebekah were married in Stark Co., OH in 1823. Mary was born in 1827 Pennsylvania. I am removing them as possible parents. There are many Newman's in the area as possibilities.
Thanks for your efforts & Good luck
Added by Kathy McPherson on Jul 12, 2015 11:58 AM
Alexandra Montgomery
Hi Linda!

I'm sorry about the flowers, I didn't see the message on your profile. I went through and removed the custom flowers on all the Brechtel memorials and their spouses/children, and I'm fairly certain I got them all, but let me know if I missed any :-).
Added by Alexandra Montgomery on Jul 08, 2015 10:27 PM
DK Brennan
# 130880713 for Ida Brechtel
Hi! Just curious about your note on this record. From the Bremen Enquirer death notice/obituary record it shows that little Ida died Tuesday, Dec 22, 1885. Your note refers to her school class and I'm curious where you found that detail, as it wasn't in the obit. I've been hunting for years now, trying to find more info about her mother Annie Brechtel (maiden name Anna Marie O'Donnell) and am looking for more clues. Thanks!
Added by DK Brennan on Jul 08, 2015 2:30 PM
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