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Linda K (#47400410)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 10 days
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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."

Thank you for taking the time to read this
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Gail Black
Camp Joe Holt/Jefferson Hospital
Your information on this site is not correct. Many books and drawings have it noted incorrectly. I live here and am best friends with the local historians who have done extensive research.
Added by Gail Black on Jul 14, 2015 5:36 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
Thank you
Thank you for the edit for Mary and Robert Thompson. They are my great great grandparents. Are you related also? I don't remember if I asked you before, when you transferred.
Added by RAP on Jun 30, 2015 8:27 PM
Karen (Ogburn) Lint
Roscoe M. Smeltzer
Thank you for the obit, Linda. I have added it and acknowledged you as the person who gave it.
Added by Karen (Ogburn) Lint on Jun 09, 2015 3:03 PM
Mary Ehret Nusbaum
I have put a picture of "Aunt Mary's house" on the site. There is an exclamation under it. If you feel or know it does not belong there, please remove.
Added by Betsy on Jun 04, 2015 8:47 AM
Jeremy Beutel
Joseph Elmer Schofield
Thank you for transferring an additional child of my ancestors, Joseph & Elizabeth Schofield. That was very sweet.
Added by Jeremy Beutel on May 25, 2015 11:47 PM
Jeremy Beutel
Schofields in Rockton, PA
Thank you so much for transferring my ancestor, Joseph Schofield to me. And thanks, too for the bonus transfers of his wife, Elizabeth, and children Sarah & Arthur. What a wonderful surprise! I really appreciate your help. :)
Added by Jeremy Beutel on May 25, 2015 8:00 PM
Maxwell Family
Riverside Cemetery
Thank you for all you did on the Riverside Cemetery and for helping me sort it all out. I appreciate your positive and prompt response time to the edits.
Added by Maxwell Family on May 12, 2015 8:06 PM
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