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Ellen (#47172556)
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Bio Photo I now live in Massachusetts and am enjoying the opportunity to learn about my early ancestors here. My heart and much of the family I am researching is in Pennsylvania. The majority of my family is of German origin, emigrating in the early to mid 1700s. On my father's side I have a particular interest in the following families: Stine/Stein, Smith, Hauze, Burkert, and Flick. On my mother's side I am deeply vested in Virginia/West Virginia and the Hite and Manning families, as well as the Strouse family in Pennsylvania. See my Virtual Cemeteries for direct ancestors.

If the memorial I have uploaded is not related to my family, I would be pleased to turn over ownership to a family member.

Photos on Find a Grave should never be used without permission, and the source should always be credited. This is consistent with FAG guidelines. Attribution credits people's work, and also provides provenance for the photo.

My policy is that others may use the photos of HEADSTONES I have posted for personal use, but users should reference that it is a photo posted on FAG by Ellen and give the date and memorial number.

As a courtesy please DO NOT copy PORTRAITS unless you are immediately related or a direct descendant. I gives me the creeps to see my close relatives on strangers' trees. The same reference request applies as appropriate.

Thank you.
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T. Martin

Thank you so much for posting the wonderful stories. I just started researching my family, and it's wonderful to find someone with some insight! Capt. Isaac and Elizabeth are my 5x Great Grandparents, and Johannes and Anna are my 8x Great-Grandparents. My mother will be so thrilled to learn about her family! Should you have any additional information/stories to tell, I would be most interested! Thank you for sharing!
Added by T. Martin on May 11, 2017 12:33 PM
Johannes Heydt
Hi Ellen,
I saw your comment for Johannes Heydt (below), and wondered where you found the information that he died at sea. He is my 8th great grandfather.

Johannes Heydt
Find A Grave Memorial# 110959034
To my German sixth great grandfather. I am sorry that you died at sea (contrary to this memorial) and never achieved your goal of coming to the colonies but your son Jost carried on your line.
Added by whizinc on Apr 30, 2017 1:03 AM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Re: Elizabeth (Stump) Klein
Hello Ellen,

Was wondering what book you found. :)

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Apr 27, 2017 3:32 PM
Dave Johnson
Marks, #175163164 @ Mountain View
I transfered Marks to you. I am not related.
Added by Dave Johnson on Apr 09, 2017 12:00 PM
Carolee Baldwin
RE: Mary Young Flick Question
My family tree is on under Tanner/Flick

Family by Carolee Baldwin. If you wish to just use the email it'ok . My address is I have no dates for the Sarah Flicks that I mentioned. I can check on who their parents are I guess.
Email will be easier.
Yours, Carolee Baldwin
Added by Carolee Baldwin on Jan 05, 2017 10:01 AM
Carolee Baldwin
RE: Mary Young Flick Question
Hello, my name is Carolee and I too am a descendant of Gerlach Paul Flick. He fathered a son, John Martin ,by his brothers wife. John Martin Flick is buried in the Mt. Zion cemetery where you found Mary Young Flick, Wife of John Flick Jr
I took all the photos of the Flick family that are there and took the inscriptions off of them. Some times they don't add up
A Rodger added the children of Mary and John Jr. and there are several more in my family tree.
I don't have a Sarah Flick with the dates you mentioned. Sorry. I do have some with no dates though
Yours, Carolee
Added by Carolee Baldwin on Jan 03, 2017 9:40 AM
RE: Sophronia Manning Portrait
Thanks Ellen. I saw your name attached to the profile so assumed it was you. Bonnie is a relative and passed away several years ago. Not sure what happens in a case like this regarding profiles that she handled (many)....or pictures.
Just wanted to give credit per your bio. ~ rfmii
Added by RM on Nov 29, 2016 11:51 AM
Sophronia Manning Portrait
I am the husband of a direct descendant of the Manning/Cooper family and would like to use the portrait of Sophronia Manning. I am putting together a tree for the family. Thank you in advance. RFM
Added by RM on Nov 28, 2016 5:33 PM
Janet Mackey-Bodine
Charles Sylvester Stine
Hello Ellen,

I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to make contact and share additional data for Charles Sylvester Stine. Your discovery of his 1932 death record does indeed confirm his identification, as well as his correct death date and location. I had originally indicated 1925 as his death date because that was what my mother-in-law assured me was his death date. Dorothy was a daughter of William Ambrose Stine, a son of Charles Sylvester Stine and Nora Dean. Dorothy had provided much of my other information and data, and so I had no real reason to doubt her information regarding Charles. She never really spoke of, or about, Charles - her father, Wm Ambrose Stine, and all of his other surviving siblings were taken in by extended family members and neighbors after the death of Nora. My husband and his sisters never even knew about most of Ambrose's siblings. Rumor was that the children were removed because Charles had a severe drinking problem and he was not providing proper care. I wonder if Dorothy ever met or knew Charles. And I guarantee you that she never knew that Charles had ever remarried. I think there were some pretty hard feelings on the part of Charles and Nora's children, and I think they just shut Charles completely out of their lives? I think it is odd that Charles' 1932 death record indicates his father, Jesse, as a member of his household, because Jesse died in KS in 1894. Thank you so very much for finding and sharing this data - I have now updated my Ancestry tree, as well as Charles' FindAGrave memorial page.

Gratefully yours,
Janet Mackey-Bodine
Added by Janet Mackey-Bodine on Nov 13, 2016 8:23 AM
Chotsie Kelly
RE: James America
One cemetery. African American burials were welcome there (rare for the area). Tremont in Norristown was also open to AA burials. There is an entire African American cemetery relocated there (Roberts) from the West End of Norristown. The Pennsylvania RR pushed its way up the Schuylkill River when it built its Schuylkill Valley Division in the 1880's and that cemetery was in the way. Oh well! Today its a bike path. I do not believe there are any records for the Roberts Cemetery which was not uncommon for the time.
Added by Chotsie Kelly on Sep 21, 2016 1:41 PM
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