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Dennis Brandt (#47232334)
 member for 17 years, 2 months, 4 days
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An independent Civil War researcher and the author of:

From Home Guards to Heroes: The 87th Pennsylvania and its Civil War Community

Pathway to Hell: A Tragedy of the American Civil War

Shattering the Truth: The Slandering of Abraham Lincoln

All books available at the York County Historial Trust at 250 E. Market St and online at standard outlets such as

PLEASE: When contacting me regarding a post, include the Findagrave number of the post to which you are referring. It will speed things up a great deal.
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wanda nitterhouse
RE: Robert Myers photo
You are welcome! I added his wife and children to findagrave.

Added by wanda nitterhouse on Oct 15, 2017 12:30 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
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A friend told me about this change a couple days after this was deployed. I have sent an edit/s to you so I thought maybe you didn't know about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends. thanks!!! ~Peggy

New "Automated" system for "Suggest a Correction/Submit an Edit"

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New System for Memorial Edits deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013

Go to your Contributor/Profile page. Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you. Then just review and accept.

Way easier for doing updates to names/dates/places/plot numbers/links. If you don't approve within 21 days it will automatically accept it and possibly change correct info.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Oct 12, 2017 10:16 AM
J. Egolf
Peter Spahr
Thank you for the information about Peter Spahr.
Added by J. Egolf on Oct 06, 2017 12:39 PM
J. Egolf
Peter Spahr
Thank you for the information that you sent to me about Peter Spahr.
Added by J. Egolf on Oct 06, 2017 12:37 PM
Bonnie Ward Williamson
Robert McCartney Edits
I wove your detailed military information about Robert into my bio. Thank you for your fine work.

Added by Bonnie Ward Williamson on Oct 05, 2017 10:06 PM
Susan McLaughlin
Moses Milton Adams # 18296329
Sarah Dierdorff Funk's mother's maiden name was Rachel Dierdorff, and I do not have a number for you, but the father of Rachel D., was Isaac Dierdorff, # 19097339. This is my belief.
Hope that's good.

BTW, would love to look on Ancestry for your relative that is part of the Louis L'Amour story. I am a Westerner and L'Amour was my father's favorite. Please give me ancestor's name and b/d dates. Thanks.
Added by Susan McLaughlin on Oct 04, 2017 8:46 AM
Susan McLaughlin
RE: Moses Milton Adams # 18296329
I believe her maiden name was "funk" and her father to be # 57515378 Moses Funk. This is from searching on
Added by Susan McLaughlin on Oct 04, 2017 8:17 AM
Graveyard Granny
RE: George Dentler photo
Dennis- always glad to help! Mikie
Added by Graveyard Granny on Sep 29, 2017 8:36 PM
Susan McLaughlin
Moses Milton Adams # 18296329
Where do I start?
Your bio on Moses enabled me to fill the blanks that are critical in the history of my family in Toulon, Stark County, Illinois. His mother, Sarah Dierdorff Funk (Adams) (Finley) # 130916591, married my GGGGrandfather John Alexander Finley of Toulon, Ill, after the death of her first husband John Adams.

Ashland, Ohio (mentioned in the bio of Moses) was pretty much the stomping grounds of the Pennsylvania pioneers to the Northwest Territories. Robert Finley (my GGGGgrandfather was the 2nd non-Native in the area, after his brother. Many of these same families, along with the Adams and Finleys moved on to the northern part of Illinois......and founded the little town of Toulon.

Essentially, many families from Adams Co., Pa., were the founders of Ashland Ohio and Toulon, Illinois and, apparently kept a vibrant connection to their families in the "East". This is in answer to your question of why Moses was in PA.

Now, I have burning quesion. I was said in the Finley family that Judge John Finley's second wife, mother of Moses came from the family of President John Adams. So. Who is the Grandfather of Moses? We do not know.

Thank you so so much for your detailed bio !!!
Added by Susan McLaughlin on Sep 29, 2017 6:04 PM
RE: Angelo M. Crapsey
Thanks for the reply Dennis. I had read the bio part of your book on Angelo and just thought you might have come across his grandparents in your research. I have a generation gap between Rev. John Crapsey, Jr, and the Crapser family in Dutchess Co., NY. John is a very common name in the line.
Added by DKMac on Sep 24, 2017 10:05 AM
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