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E&GRay (#47124929)
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Bio Photo I love Genealogy! I love it so much, I actually spend time doing family research for other people in my spare? time. I've been doing it for many years and this internet stuff really blows me away. My husband is somewhat engaged but he mostly lets me indulge in my hobby alone.

Every day I learn something new. Not just about my family, but also about our country, and what pioneering spirits our ancestors had to settle and tame this beautiful and once very wild place. I try to research the history of each place I come to so that I can get a feel of what my ancestors were faced with and their daily life. It has really made me appreciate them more and has renewed my pride in the wonderful country they built.

I discovered Find-A-Grave while trying to work with the Tombstone Project on USGenWeb, but it didn't seem to take off too well. Some states, like Iowa & Illinois for a couple, have actually published their burial lists on line. What a find!! While Find A Grave can be a great Genealogy resource, let's not forget the main purpose is to document the burial sites of our people, i.e. record the location and photograph the headstones when possible. So many cemeteries have already disappeared and every day we lose a little more.

Our family names are: Ammeling, Barron, Beabout/Bebout/Beebout, Becker, Beekman, Befort, Benner/Bender/Binder, Berens, Blatter, Blum, Bohannon, Bohm, Bohmer, Boughton, Brodbeck, Brungardt, Cheetham, Chriswell, Cilplinger, Clark, Cobb, Cook, Cox, De Snick, Dechant, Deibler, Dicks, Doerfler, Doland, Doll, Donven, Doppler, Dreiling/Dreilingk, Duck, Eschelbacher, Eschenbrenner, Fedley, Fink, Finley, Fischer, Fisher, Fissner, Forsyth/Forsythe, Frank, Gehrig, Goetz, Gowensbach, Griffin, Haffner/Heffner, Harlan/Harland, Hauer, Haus, Heil, Henneigh/Hennigh, Hill, Hoffman, Hoope, Jamison, Jans, Jesel, Jones, Jund, Kaiser, Kauffman, Kendall, Kirke, Klipphan, Knoden, Knox, Kohl, Konig, Kramer/Cramer, Krebs, Labattie, Lambert, Lang/Lange, Lash/Loesch/Losch, Latheimer, Laubenheimer, Lichtenstern, Lightburn, Linenberger, Ludlum, Maddock, Mahr, Mamer, Markle/Mercklen/Merkel/Merkle/Merklin, Marshall, Maser, Mattingly, Mays, McElroy/McAlroy, McGrew, Mellinger, Miller, Moer, Moll, Molter, Montgomery, Moore, Mortlett, Mueller/Muller, Nebergall, Newberry, Nichols, O'Hara, Otter, Peace/Pease/Piess, Pfister, Pooley, Poppleman, Ray/Reah, Reger, Reuzel, Rhem, Riedel, Ruder, Schad, Schmidt, Schumacher, Schump, Seiler/Snyder, Shupp, Smith, Snook, Soars, Sprenger, Stacher/Stecher, Switzer, Taylor, Thaner, Thompson, Thurman, Trabaugh/Trarbach, Tweedell, Van Kinderen/Verkinderen, Waddington, Wagner, Wanger/Wenger, Wartmann, Weaver, Wilson, Wolffskehl/ Wolfkiel/ Wolfkill/ Wolfskiehl…. and many more.

Find-A-Grave is a great site. I'm not a cemetery walker, however, if I can be of service research wise, please let me know.
You may contact me at:
evan "at" angelic "dot" com
The photo is of my 2nd great-aunt, Ethel Frances Ludlum, who died when she was only seventeen. I love her outfit. Have you ever seen such a large bow?!
Blessings to all the wonderful volunteers who walk the cemeteries to take photos.
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Carol Frey
RE: Agnes Yahne
Glad to help.
Added by Carol Frey on Jul 18, 2017 11:38 PM
Carol Frey
Agnes Yahne
I just added a photo of the cemetery marker for Agnes Yahne. There will be additional ones added. I thought you would like to know because you have done considerable work on this site.

Added by Carol Frey on Jul 17, 2017 5:50 PM
Patty & Anthony W.
RE: Bernice Weymouth
My grandson Anthony made a marker for Bernice's grave. Hoping the paint lasts awhile. It also has perm marker just in case. Made out of Maine slate. Hope Bernice likes it. :)
Added by Patty & Anthony W. on Jun 25, 2017 4:22 PM
D & J Cloninger
RE: Clolinger

Sorry it has taken so long to respond. DJ has been in the hospital and so the past 2 weeks I haven't been at a computer.

Yes, the Clolinger's are related. In doing our ancestor search, somewhere when census were being taken, they didn't know how to spell the name. So depending on how it sounded is how it was spelled.

During World War II some of his close relatives changed the spelling of their last name. This was so the government would pay an amount to the parents while they served. Only would do one son, so they changed the spelling of their last name to Clolinger and the parents got more money for another son.

We found George & Malissa's headstone in Missouri. About 2 hours from where we live. Went there and it was at the edge of the cemetery and covered by a lot of branches and shrubs. We did a lot of cleaning and then we use shaving cream on the headstone. It will NOT harm the headstone but makes it so much more readable. We use a plastic scrapper to put it in the name but scrap off all excess. It evapors within just a little bit and if it starts raining, it leaves immediately.

In looking at George's records on he was born as George Cloninger but during the Civil War the name on his records was changed to Clolinger.

Added by D & J Cloninger on Jun 25, 2017 12:47 PM
RE: Jennette Cation
No problem, Evan! I am the same Yes, I recently heard about Lolly and was saddened. She was such a great contributor to Find A Grave and will be missed by many! Thanks for the note!--Vickie
Added by Vickie on Jun 18, 2017 5:50 PM
Patty & Anthony W.
RE: Bernice Weymouth
You're welcome. We were thrilled to finally find out where she was buried. I thought it was strange that she wasn't in the family plot. BUT she was there, just unmarked. My grandson and I have come across several umarked graves lately. We're trying to figure out how to make a simple marker using slate.
Added by Patty & Anthony W. on Jun 13, 2017 6:48 AM
R. Scott Rudder
I am related to the Lash/Loesch/Losch family youhave listed in Find A Grave. I have traced them back to the 1700's. My connection began with the Lash / Onstott marriages. I have Ann Lash, b: Sep 1799 in New Jersey, marrying John Onstott, b: Oct 1794, Pennsylvania. John's parents were George Onstott, b: <1761> and Maria Catherine Kintner. When John died, his widow, Ann Lash married John Ihrig. I am struggling to find the parents of Ann Lash. I believe them to be Peter Lash, b: 25 May 1764, NJ and Charity Ann Snook, b:19 Sep 1768, NJ. Are you related to this family? Thank you for all your time, energy and willingness to assist others. I appreciate all you do. You may contact me at:
Added by R. Scott Rudder on Jun 12, 2017 6:53 PM
Leona C. Turner
I was looking at my mother's "site" and saw your name and the flowers you left for her. Thank you. I also reviewed some of the names in your biography. I found it interesting that a lot of the names are in my family - Brungardt, Dreiling, Duck, Linenberger, Riedel, and Wagner (Wagner is on my Dad's side of the family and found her on Family Tree DNA. She lives in Germany and we correspond on a regular basis). Thursday I am going out of town to meet with several of my cousins - Dreiling and Brungardt. I am going to show them your information and see if any of them will recognize your name. I also plan to see an uncle (Dreiling), who is in his 90's and I will mention your name to him also. Thank you for the good work you do. Very much appreciated.
Added by jjl on May 16, 2017 9:36 AM
Steve Bender
RE: Martha Henniger
I was doing a number of photo request the day I posted the info on Martha Henninger and I got her and a Robert Todd mixed up. ( I Think) I will get it corrected the next time I'm at the cemetery and give you an update.
Added by Steve Bender on May 01, 2017 4:57 AM
Edd Marks
I have changed his memorial as requested. I get alot of edits that are not correct but you have done your homework.
Thanks for the input.
Added by Edd Marks on Apr 30, 2017 8:52 AM
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