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Joe Chando (#47476296)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother passed away in 2011. Fortunately for me she had everything written down so it gave me a good head start. My wife did not have much on her family so I started looking to see how much I could find on her family.
I found out early on the only way to do this was to walk the entire cemetery and try to link each person back. Doing it this way I was able to find relatives that I wouldn't have been able find otherwise. Family plots give a lot of clues about the family that are not obvious otherwise.
I am happy to add any family information since it makes it easier for others to find the memorial, any bio information should be written so it can be copied over. Please use the edit tab and the Suggest a correction link when sending information or requesting a transfer, it makes it easier and reduces the chance of an error. If you are looking for a response to any questions, please provide an email address.

Any gravestone pictures I've posted may be used for non-commercial use, family trees, Ancestry, etc. Credit should be noted with the picture.

Please do not post death certificates to my memorials, rather enter the transcribed information through the edit tab. If I wanted the death certificate on the memorial, I would have put it there myself.

On Bio's
MCOI Morning Call Obituary Index
EEOI Easton Express Obituary Index
PADI Pennsylvania Department of Health Death Index
PADC Pennsylvania Death Certificate
PAML Pennsylvania County Marriage License

Cemetery's Photographed:
Riegelsville Union Cemetery, Riegelsville, Bucks County 2011
Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Alpha, Warren County, NJ. 2013
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Fairview Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Andrews Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Gethsemane Cemetery of Saint Mary's, Catasauqua 2014
Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua, Lehigh County 2015
Saint Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Fullerton, Lehigh County, PA 2016
Resurrection Cemetery aka Our Lords Ascension Polish National Catholic Church Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016.
Cemetery Saint Michael and Saint Andrew Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA (In Process)
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Messages left for Joe Chando (214)[Leave Message]
Jeff Hall
Thank you
Hello Joe, many thanks for the excellent headstone photos added for PFC Julius Subits, great work!
Added by Jeff Hall on Feb 23, 2017 6:16 PM
Jerry Haas
Maude Horn Eichner UWE
Hi Joe, I approved your name change for Maude Horn Eichner at the UWE in Allentown. This is the information we have in the cemetery data base, but I will defer to your knowledge of Maude and family.
Regards, UWE Volunteer Jerry Haas
Added by Jerry Haas on Feb 21, 2017 3:08 PM
Pinoy Pride
Urdanivia children plot location
Joe, I couldn't thank you enough for the latitude and longitude information for the Urdanivia children's grave you have so selflessly provided. Best regards from Pinoy Pride.
Added by Pinoy Pride on Feb 18, 2017 9:25 AM
Hanna F. Crone
Joe, I can't thank you enough for photographing and posting the tombstone for Hannah F. Crone. She is my husband's gg grandmother and part of an intriguing family story that I've been working to prove. Her husband never remarried and eventually moved to Virginia where his son Christian was stationed in the Navy. We didn't know where she was buried, nor her birth and death date (all solved via the tombstone). Although we've spent some time tromping through Fairview Cemetery, we never saw her. Of course we didn't know we were looking for her there. Again, thanks so much for taking the time to catalog the cemetery and post the information. Best Regards, Lynn
Added by Dawsonlm on Jan 21, 2017 3:15 PM
Mary Phillips Davies
I looked again at Mary Ann's birthdate. Although it doesn't correspond exactly to Mary Phillips Davies' death date of 1838, it seems more likely that Mary Ann is the daughter of Daniel's first wife and her death date is off a bit. More research needed.
Added by mardicar on Jan 17, 2017 6:37 PM
Mary Phillips Davies
I have been studying this lady and discovered that she died in Wales in 1838. There is a marriage record for the marriage of Daniel Davies and Mary Jones 30 Aug 1841 at Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales (where Daniel was born and married Mary Phillips in 1835). The dates and location make it likely that Mary Jones is his second wife who came to America with him, d in 1864, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery. Thus it seems that Mary Ann was probably her daughter and the two sons were born to Mary Phillips Davies. No epic proof, but lots of circumstantial evidence.
Added by mardicar on Jan 17, 2017 6:21 PM
Sandie Miller
John Malitsch Photo
Hello Joe, thank you so very much for the photo of the memorial stone for John Malitsch. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Added by Sandie Miller on Jan 10, 2017 8:15 AM
Debra Graves Dawson
Bausch / Vreeland
Thank you so much for the headstone pictures. I have a trip planned in October this year to visit Easton Pa. for the wedding of the granddaughter/niece of Frank & Margaret to my son. I had planned on finding Sacred Heart while there.
I appreciate it so much !
Added by Debra Graves Dawson on Jan 03, 2017 7:40 AM
Julie Doellingen
Sokalsky Photos
Thank you! I appreciate the photos of my relative's headstones!
Added by Julie Doellingen on Dec 30, 2016 7:39 AM
Nancy D
George, Kendall & Earle Galusha
Thank You so much!!!! I really appreciate it.
Happy Holidays!!!!

Nancy D
Added by Nancy D on Dec 20, 2016 8:45 PM
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