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Geoffrey D. Decker (#46787557)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 26 days
RE: Many thanks to you!
Her maiden name was Ley or Leyin ("in" added to the end of the name meaning unmarried female). I'm not sure a rubbing would help. Some of these old tombstones have little left. A lot of these tombstones I can only identify from the cemetery book by the Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society which lists burials row by row.

Have you seen Viola Mohn's book Shadows of the Rhine Along the Tulpehocken? You want book #1 published in 1970. There's a chapter on her father Christopher Ley. Every now and then they are on ebay or you can get it in a library.

Book 2 is available on family search for free.

Added by Mosslady on Jul 30, 2017 5:23 PM

Bob Hufford
RE: Amy Black Biography Correction
10-4. Thanks.

Sorry I didn't answer earlier, but I've been out of time.



Added by Bob Hufford on Jan 25, 2017 6:10 AM

Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser )
Geoffrey you already Albert's I just did the picture & Oley Boy has Lizzie's.

Added by Catherine Rohrbach ( Mose... on Aug 25, 2016 5:43 PM

Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser )
Picture !
I have uploaded the picture. Thank You ! Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser ) Find A Grave #47148973

Added by Catherine Rohrbach ( Mose... on Aug 25, 2016 9:02 AM

Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser )
Hi There Geoffrey ! I have the picture of Albert Clayton Klopp's at the Mausoleum to add but there is too many already without the memorial being sponsored can you delete one. Thank You ! Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser ) Find A Grave # 47148973

Added by Catherine Rohrbach ( Mose... on Aug 25, 2016 6:13 AM

Betty J. Burdan
RE: Kathryn Elnora Klopp Memorial# 14479129
Done, and I see there is also a new web site for female veterans. I will send Kathryn along to them as well.


Added by Betty J. Burdan on Apr 25, 2016 6:25 AM

Betty J. Burdan
RE: Kathryn Elnora Klopp Memorial# 14479129

I searched the Berks County Veteran burial cards and cannot seem to find Kathryne among them, so if you don't mind I will forward the obituary and your F-A-G memorial information to Dale Derr, Director of Berks County Veterans Affairs to add to their files.


Added by Betty J. Burdan on Apr 25, 2016 6:17 AM

Betty J. Burdan
Kathryn Elnora Klopp Memorial# 14479129
An obituary for your Kathryn Klopp appeared in a Reading newspaper as follows:

Reading Eagle, Reading, PA
May 1, 1930


Myertstown, May 1 (Special) I Miss Katharine Klopp, of this borough, trained nurse, who served in her professional capacity in the United States Army and during the World War was stationed at Camp Grant, Ill., died in a Philadelphia hospital, from complications, aged 51 years. Death followed an illness of 14 weeks. She was a member of the United Brethren Church in this borough, the American Legion and the Loyal American Lodge at Mt. Aetna. There survive her mother, Mrs. Katharine Klopp, Mt. Aetna; these brothers and sisters: Clayton, Sylvester and Valentine Klopp, Shillington; John Klopp, Forest City, MO; William and Sylvanus Klopp in California; Mrs. Minerva Boeshore, this borough and Mrs. Milton Winter, Wintersville.

Funeral Director Isaac N. Bahney, of this borough took charge of the arrangements.

Betty J. Burdan

Added by Betty J. Burdan on Apr 25, 2016 5:50 AM

RE: John Klopp 1781
Hallo Geoffrey - his deathdate stands on his tombstone - - Gruß Aenne

Added by AenneLa on Oct 30, 2015 11:30 AM

John Klopp 1781
Hallo Geoffrey, - John Klopp, son of John Adam: in the informations from John Adam Klopp stands that his frist wife Elisabeth Hain died about 1783, but John jr was born in 1781 ??? So he must be the son of Elisabeth Hain not from Elisabeth Fidler. Please help, I don`t have any documents, all my informations came from other internet-trees. Aenne

Added by AenneLa on Oct 19, 2015 4:55 AM

Tami Glock
RE: Sarah Allen
Sorry death was taken from newspaper no other details.

Added by Tami Glock on Oct 18, 2015 5:54 PM

Debbie In MO
Shirley Pozdro
Thanks so much for the burial info on this memorial. It is much appreciated!

Added by Debbie In MO on Aug 16, 2015 4:42 AM

RE: Thank you!
I and others appreciate your nicely done work here at findagrave. Yours are true memorials to those whom you love and respect. They provide me some inspiration as I think of how to properly honor my own kindred dead. By the way, Lizzie and I share a direct Ohlinger ancestor.

Added by oleyboy on Jun 15, 2015 2:58 PM

Albert Clayton Klopp Cemetery Correction
Hi - My understanding is that A. Clayton Klopp is not buried at Wyomissing Cemetery, but rather that he is entombed at the Mausoleum off of Penn Ave where his wife is. In findagrave it is called Memorial Mausoleum, but it is alternatively called Wyomissing Hills Mausoleum in his Reading Eagle death notice and Memorial Mausoleum, Wyomissing Hills in her obituary.

Would appreciate if you would link his findagrave memorial to his correct resting place. Thanks.

Added by oleyboy on Jun 15, 2015 1:13 PM

Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
I googled it and the obit did not come up. Can you email the obit to me or just put the obit on his memorial.

Added by MWarner on Jan 20, 2015 6:43 AM

Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
I don't see his obit on his Find A Grave memorial. You said you have one? Could you email it to me or scan/post it to his Find A Grave memorial?
He is a 1st cousin x 2 removed. I am related to the Deckers severals ways. Lydia Decker is my GGGgrandmother married John Sayles and Sarah Sayles if my GGrandmother. More Deckers is my GGgrandfather Gustavus Decker...I have a lot of Deckers in my family.

Added by MWarner on Jan 18, 2015 2:50 PM

RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
I saw those 2 names mentioned as their parents also. I am pouring through subscription websites and other websites looking for obituaries on the Deckers. I pay for obituaries individually through Rutherford if I find the obits there. I have paid people to go into libraries around the copy an obit that is no where else found and the librarians won't do it. The Decker family is tough to research. I too like proof which is why I buy genealogy family books and use google ebooks geneaolgy. I snapshot the pages as my proof if I find the proof. I've tracked down cemetery sextons Deckers are supposed to be buried in and have them verify which are in there. If you find the parents, let me know and I will let you know if I find them. Can't give up.

Added by MWarner on Jan 18, 2015 1:41 PM

Find A Grave Memorial# 23411576
Do you know his parents names?

Added by MWarner on Jan 18, 2015 7:59 AM

Sandra Lytch
RE: Lucky Lytch
Thank you Mr. Decker. I hope that I didn't duplicate yours. It may have been removed, I hope, because yours is much better. Yes, Larry tells me that his grand parents were the best. He misses them very much. I just linked the father to Seth on here. Finally found him. Took some doing as his name was changed from Lytchliter to Lytch when he moved from Iowa, I believe. Fascinating family history. Thanks, Geoffrey.

Added by Sandra Lytch on Dec 08, 2014 5:39 AM

Bees Knees
Never mind on the removal of a photo. It is 2:30am and guess I'm tired...didn't see cremated note.

Added by Bees Knees on Mar 24, 2014 12:34 AM

Bees Knees
Find A Grave Memorial# 22670505
Please remove one of the photos so someone can post the headstone photo. There is only room for so many photos and one should be the headstone.

Added by Bees Knees on Mar 24, 2014 12:28 AM

Mary Harrell-Sesniak
RE: I'm confused
Hi Cousin!

I'm confused too --- but I think the guidelines suggest keeping the oldest memorials.

Why don't I transfer any of your family that you wish to have? I go through Johan & Margaret to John Miesse & Catherine Kline, so we're pretty good after the first generation. It would be easiest if you could please use the Edit tab to make the requests.

The same works in reverse. Please let me know if any of mine are newer than yours.

Hoping this method doesn't put too much work on your end! I'm under some deadlines, so if you'd rather wait until March, happy to take a closer look at the conflicts.


Added by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on Feb 08, 2014 12:47 PM

The Todd's of Scotland
Catharina Geiss Dundor
There is already a memorial (21354609) for this Person it was in 2007.

Added by The Todd's of Scotland on Feb 07, 2014 10:42 AM

Claudio Abbado
Hello Geoffrey, your memorial for him is a duplicate. I have preceded you. Among other things, his burial place will not be the St. Stephen's Basilica.

Best Regards


Added by Ruggero on Jan 22, 2014 12:10 PM

Lucy & Chris
claudio abbado
Hi. Your memorial is a duplicate of the Find A Grave Memorial# 123778534. Please, remove it. It is a good rule to check if there is already a memorial before adding it. Regards.

Added by Lucy & Chris on Jan 20, 2014 2:22 PM


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