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|I first started taking pictures of graves of only my relatives. I would return home do a little more research and discover that I missed a few. So out I would go to take a few more photos and the same thing would occur again. After my 3rd trip to the cemetery I decided I would just photograph the whole cemetery.|
I try and do a little research on each of the stones that I photograph, using various resources. I use other people's trees for clues then try and prove those clues with documental evidence such as obituaries, census data or other records. It's a very enjoyable experience.
At first I also created a tree on Ancestry and was uploading the tombstone photograph's there as well but it became too labor intensive so now I only upload my relatives there. If you are would like to use my photographs for your family or upload them else where please do so. A link back to find a grave along with credit would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to use my photographs in a for profit venture please obtain written permission to do so.
My primary areas of interest for my own family lines are the names: Reifinger, Latshaw, Stufflet/Stofflet, Schlegel, Bower, Eck, Mertz, Day, Christman, Bock, Bennicoff, and Gruber in Berks, Pennsylvania, USA; Haney, Van Buskirk, Heller, Mills/Mill, Starner, Weiss, Hofner/Hoffner, Fetherman, Coslar, Sandt, Price, Houser, Werkheiser, and Brong in Monroe, Pennsylvania, USA.
I'm willing to transfer out of guidelines. If you are interested in doing more work on any of mine feel free to ask. Just take good care of each individual out of respect for their memory. If it is a relative of mine it may involve a little more discussion.
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|Matt||Mary Alice Weiss Altemose|
could you also please delete Find A Grave Memorial# 76692126 (Mary Alice Weiss Altemose). It's again a duplicate of your Find A Grave Memorial# 67124188 (same person) which has all the photos attached.
Thanks and kind regards
Added by Matt on Sep 10, 2017 4:16 AM
|Matt||George Washington Altemose|
could you please delete Find A Grave Memorial# 67124133 (George Washington Altemose). It's a duplicate of your Find A Grave Memorial# 76692011 (same person) which has all the photos attached.
Thanks and kind regards
Added by Matt on Sep 10, 2017 4:12 AM
|Peggy Andrews Shafer||Conrad Serfass|
Hi, I'm trying to track down an ancestor and saw this memorial through ancestry.com. Are you related to Conrad or know his family history? How about his wife Harriet? I am mostly interested in a young girl listed on the 1860 and 1870 census, Sarah Andre/Andrew. I would love to hear back from you.
|Abraham Hoffner||How are we Related|
Hello my name is Abraham K. Hoffner I was name after My great grand father whom you have listed in your family line. How are we related.
|Kristin S||Thank you|
Just wanted to say thanks for all the work you've done in findagrave, it's very much appreciated.
|Joseph Miller||Nathaniel Cope Miller|
Dr. Nathaniel Cope Miller is my 3rd great grandfather. He is a descendant of Captain Sebastian Miller which is a memorial that I created and manage.
Thank you for creating this memorial. I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer this memorial to my name? It would be greatly appreciated by me and my family.
|sjstitzer||RE: Mary Stitzer Miller|
Mary Etta Stitzer Miller
|David Reifinger||Baby Reifinger|
Thank you for finding my half sister's grave. Her mother was my father's first wife, who died of TB. I found a death certificate for baby, but the funeral home no longer exists and the records are gone. I contacted the Catholic Dioceses, also no info available, other than that baby had not been baptized and could not be buried in a Catholic Cemetery. I would greatly appreciate a photo of her headstone and a good approximation of her burial site within the Cemetery. I plan on being in PA after Easter and would like to finally see my half sister's grave. I walked the portion of Arlington to the left of the building [while facing it] several years ago and have meant to get back to it on a later visit. I did not cover the section on the right. Is that where she is buried? You have made my day. I am on Find A Grave, but not a regular contributor. My father and mother and the twins are buried in the Bowers Cemetery. His father is buried in the Longswamp Cemetery. His parents are in unmarked graves also in the Longswamp Cemetery. A good number of Reifingers are also buried in the Longswamp Cemetery. I am related to all of them. This will complete a chapter in my family tree. Thank you so much. I'll have to make some updates at Find A Grave now that I have a more complete picture. I spend most of my time going through the obituaries as printed in the Kutztown Patriot newspaper and have a considerable number of names listed in my ancestry.com family tree, so rarely post anything to Find A Grave. I guess I should make a greater effort to add info to Find A Grave.
|sjstitzer||Mary Stitzer Miller|
Hi. I believe Mary Etta Stitzer Miller is my great grandfather's sister. If she is not related to you, would you consider transferring her to me? Her parents are Samuel Stitzer and Hannah Louisa Smith Stitzer.
Could you please change the cemetery for Minerva Grow from Gnaden Huetten to Dinkey Cemetery in Carbon County? Thank you for your time.
Added by b artz on Dec 01, 2016 2:15 PM
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