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Rich Vance (#47818065)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 10 days
RE: McDowell Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township
Rich. Sorry I did not get back to you last evening about the Rabers, I had company. Thankfully - today was a gorgeous day and I was able to get out to the three Amish cemeteries in Atlantic and the Unger Cemetery (which is actually adjacent to Amish Cemetery #3.

Amish Cemetery was a bust as it is on a private Amish homestead and they refused entrance to visit the cemetery or take photographs based on their beliefs. The did tell me the stones are now down to the ground, and some under the ground.

The Rabers I found are in Amish Cemetery #2. I have a complete list of burials and I photographed every tombstone in that cemetery. I will make up the cemetery if you would like to add your Raber memorials - then I can just add the tombstone photos to your memorials. Rabers found there were:

Mattie (Raber) Wengerd - born Nov 17, 1922 and died Oct 14, 2004, age 81y11m3d, wife of Enos J. Wengerd

Albert B. Raber, born Dec 27, 1927 and died Feb 2, 1951, aged 24y1m6d, husband of Martha J. Detwiler

Robert B. Raber - born May 24, 1940 and died Nov 21, 1945, aged 5y5mo28days

Then Amish Cemetery #3 (which I will also create) - this is the one adjacent to the Unger Cemetery. The Amish cemetery sits to the left of the Unger Cemetery and is surrounded by its own wooden fence. The Unger Cemetery is unfenced and in bad shape. Here are the Rabers at Amish Cemetery #3:
1 - Benjamin R. Raber born April 25, 1902 and died December 2, 1950.
2 - Irene and son, wife of B.A. Raber - dates on stone are for Irene only - born October 31, 1904 and died September 11, 1942
Now, at this cemetery the Crawford County Historical Society listed a Noah Raber, son of B.A. and Irene Byler Raber born November 9, 1935 and died December 2, 1935. I could not find an existing tombstone for him today. I do have a layout map for this cemetery that I will make-up and post you can see where they are buried. Benjamin is in grave #38, Irena and son in #39 and Noah in #40.

Added by MissingHim on Feb 24, 2017 11:56 AM

glenda (contributor #47305349)
Hey, Rich - I saw a post on some one's else's page that you are taking care of your Mom following cataract surgery. How is she doing?

Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Feb 24, 2017 9:29 AM

RE: McDowell Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township
Rich, am at the historical society now and found info. Samuel McDowell is buried in the Frame Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township, along with his wife, Mary Ann. Samuel McDowell died March 3, 1853 at the age of 59 years, 4 months and 25 days. His wife died May 30, 1868 aged 73 years, 10 months and 11 days.

There are two Amish cemeteries in East Fallowfield AND the Unger Cemetery. Found some Rabers listed in one of the Amish Cemeteries and will send you the information when I get home...little difficult to do on a mobile device.

Added by MissingHim on Feb 23, 2017 10:35 AM

RE: McDowell Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township
I will be going to the Society this Thursday morning, so will see what I can find for you on that cemetery.

Added by MissingHim on Feb 21, 2017 7:24 AM

Barbara Long
Alden Limber
Hello Rich,
Thank you so much for transferring Alden to me. It wasn't necessary but I appreciate it. I had been trying to find out more about him for some time. It's good to have him at rest at last.
Thank you.

Added by Barbara Long on Feb 20, 2017 12:35 PM

Carl and Judi
RE: Inez Komula
Hi Rich,
I finally heard back from my cousin regarding your Wm Pofs question. My cousin lives in Erie and was much closer to my great aunt than I was. I thought that maybe she had met or known Inez's sons. Unfortunately, she doesn't have much more information than I do.

All we know is that Inez had 3 sons by a previous marriage to Matti Heikki Pulkkinen. We think one of the sons was George but don't know the names of the other boys. We think she married our grandfather's brother, Juho Heikki "Henry" Komulainen/Komula, in about 1935...well after Wm Pofs birth.

I'm going to let you make the judgement call as to whether the Wm Pofs on Find A Grave is Inez's son and link him to her. With his mother listed as Inez Komula (on the WWII Comp form) living in Erie, I suspect that they are related, but can't confirm she's my aunt.

Sorry that I can't give you any definitive information.

Thanks for all your work on FindAGrave.

Added by Carl and Judi on Feb 11, 2017 9:41 AM

Spaceman Spiff
Your edit for Dorothy B. Bennett
Hi, Rich.
Thanks for your edit-suggestion!
Would you like me to transfer Dorothy's memorial to you? I have no connection to her.

Added by Spaceman Spiff on Jan 28, 2017 7:47 PM

Mary (Hammill) Rund
RE: Milton B. Reznor
Thanks for your offer of transferring the Reznor memorials, but I am not related. Thomas Johnson Reznor married my second cousin 3X removed and I was looking for them and easily found links to most of the rest of the family.

I get distracted easily :-)

Thanks again for the offer, though.


Added by Mary (Hammill) Rund on Jan 15, 2017 3:04 PM

RE: Albert Cornish
Hi Rich
Happy New Year to you too!
I have a picture showing both of their stones side by side, if you would like that.

Added by JCPFinder on Jan 15, 2017 2:31 PM

Carole F. Blakeslee
James Roberts
Thanks Rich, I have corrected the memorial for James Roberts. Happy New Year & have a safe one!

Added by Carole F. Blakeslee on Dec 30, 2016 2:46 PM

Ada Douglas
Thanks for the sponsorship and the pictures are really nice. ;-)edie

Added by Edie on Dec 21, 2016 1:37 PM

Joanne Muscarella
Very nice that you sponsored her; beautiful picture and I loved the flowers you left on her memorial. ;-)

Added by Edie on Dec 21, 2016 1:32 PM

Danette Percifield Cogswell
RE: Alice Adlam Cogswell
Sorry for the delay in the correction. I must have misread it from the "Cogswell's in America" book. Thanks for the heads up.

Added by Danette Percifield Cogswe... on Dec 10, 2016 11:34 AM

Carl and Judi
RE: Inez Komula
I"m pretty sure that Inez had children from a previous marriage before she married my Uncle Henry but I'm not sure of their names. Let me do a little more research.

Added by Carl and Judi on Dec 08, 2016 2:44 PM

Julie {Palmer} Clark & Jerry Lee Clark
RE: Getchell connection ?
Hey Rich! So great to get your messages! We're in Seattle on grandparent duty but as soon as we get home on Tuesday, I'll check both the Powell records to see if Thomas is the brother of Jesse + see if you & Jerry are related thru the Getchell connection😊 Sounds like you guys are most likely some level of cousins! It's always so exciting to connect with "family" and we're both thrilled to meet you! Promise to get back to you soon👍 Julie

Added by Julie {Palmer} Clark & Je... on Nov 06, 2016 9:01 PM

Shirley Barber
Re: David B Lane
Thank you for transfer.

Added by Shirley Barber on Oct 20, 2016 8:05 PM

Patty Shreve
RE: Arlene Getchell Anderson
Rich: You are so right about losing touch so easily. Had I noticed when you requested the photo of Carl and the passing of Arlene, I wouldn't have said anything - sorry, didn't mean to get on my soapbox. :-)

Added by Patty Shreve on Oct 12, 2016 3:26 AM

Carole F. Blakeslee
Zalmon Peck - Wales Cemetery
Hi Rich, I have requested F.A.G. to delete the duplicate memorial # 103695453 twice and still there it sits. I also sent a request to contributor Jennifer to reconnect the daughter to the correct memorial and the system won't let me re-send the edit again. Any suggestions?

Added by Carole F. Blakeslee on Oct 11, 2016 7:05 PM

Patty Shreve
RE: Carl Raymond Anderson
Yes, I have her headstone photo as well. I would recommend that, in the future, you request both husband and wife (if appropriate). I normally take photos of everyone around the request - just in case. Since these headstones are somewhat distant from each other - another person might have come home and think they'd done a good job to find that - oops - they have to make another trip. :-)

Added by Patty Shreve on Oct 11, 2016 3:42 PM

RE: Ralph A Pearce
I see his memorial is in good hands, I like what you have added to it.
Thank you for all your work and dedication to Find A Grave.

Added by nmbo on Sep 27, 2016 8:18 PM

Ralph A Pearce
In case you have a connection with Ralph Pearce
I transferred his memorial to you, if you do not wish to have control feel free to transfer back. We are not related to him.

Added by nmbo on Sep 27, 2016 1:01 PM

Debbie Dabrowski
Check out this memorial I found. #67764742

Added by Debbie Dabrowski on Sep 20, 2016 12:34 PM

Robert Dogan
RE: Leo Oakey at Arlington

I'm glad you like them and glad to be of help.

Robert Dogan

Added by Robert Dogan on Sep 05, 2016 2:07 PM

Emery Metzler
RE: Wifred Huntoon photo
You're welcome Rich. You can tell from the photo how much of the memorial was covered with sod. It is a shame that our veteran's graves aren't better maintained. Emery

Added by Emery Metzler on Aug 24, 2016 5:54 AM

RE: Barwell/Timmis family
Thank you so much for the transfer and kind words. I will do my best to take good care of and add as much info as I can find to the memorial. Thank you again for all your help, my husband is very happy to finally find more of the Barwell side of his family. They have been elusive up until recently. :)

Added by amandasue on Aug 10, 2016 9:34 PM


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