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Jacob Books (1815 - 1891)

Husband of Sarah Ann Moore. Looking for Jacob's parents, in Dauphin County. From various obituaries we've identified the following siblings: David (1810-1882), Julian (ca. 1815 - ?), Daniel (1817-1896), Sarah (ca. 1825-?)
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Sarah Ann (Moore) Books (1815 - 1888)

Wife of (1st) George Davis and (2nd) Jacob Books. Obituaries state she was born in Halifax, Dauphin County. Looking for parents, possible siblings.
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Christina (Bossler) Unger (1773 - 1843)

Wife of Michael Unger, marriage record lists Christina's surname as Bossler. Looking for parents, siblings. From Windsor Twp area of Berks county, PA. Probable grandchild of William Bossler (1715 - 1782)
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Barbara (Kauffman) Hiester

2nd wife of Daniel Hiester (1761-1827), her maiden name is listed in both the Tauf Schein and the obituary for son Yost. Seeking parents, siblings, birth and death dates, burial location. Berks county, PA.
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Elizabeth (Lenhart) Schappell (1768 - 1830)

Wife of Peter Schappell. Lived in area of Windsor township, Berks County, PA. Looking for parents, siblings.
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Susanna ?Fischer? Schappell (1751-1826)

Susanna, wife of Jacob Schappell, is buried at Windsor Castle. Correspondents have identified her as daughter of Jacob Fischer. Am looking for evidence of her parents.
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Elizabeth (Schmidt) Unger (1790 - 1874)

Wife of Daniel Unger. She and Daniel lived in Windsor / Perry Township area of Berks County, PA. Looking for her parents, siblings.
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Ruth (Tomlinson) Mengel

wife of John Mengel, Ruth's maiden name is given as Tomlinson in daughter Catharine's baptismal certificate. Seeking parents, siblings, birth and death dates, burial location.
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John (1798 - 1868) and Rebecca (1790 - 858) Patterson

John and Rebecca are buried at Paddletown Cemetery, Newberrytown, York County, PA. From the census we've identified children: Mary, Andrew, Elizabeth, John and Barbara. Looking for maiden name for Rebecca and parents for both John and Rebecca. Rootsweb poster lists her maiden name as Spahr (unsourced) - have not been able to find any evidence to support this.
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Sarah (Hartline) Stevens (1835-1919)

Wive of Asa Shinn Stevens, Huntingdon County, PA. Her death certificate states she was daughter of Jacob Hartlein. Looking for confirming and/or additional information about her parents, possible siblings.
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Herber Berger DAR Application missing information

Does anyone have proof that Daniel Berger is the child of John Christian Berger and Salome Reber? I have collected all the other source material to prove lineage etc. Please contact me at wregli@msn.com.
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John Riegel DAR Application missing information

Does anyone have proof of the birth date for Rebecca Riegel, daughter of John Riegel and Catharine Trewitz? The birth information on her tombstone is October 2, 1818. The book Riegell to Riggle does not have any source on the 1830 date in it. Please contact me at wregli@msn.com.
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Thomas Douglas Hamilton Garside

Thomas Douglas Hamilton Garside (aka Thomas Hamilton Garside) born ?1855/63 ?where and died 21 Oct 1927 Chelsea London - married 08 May 1884 PA to Emma Mary Goldman. We would like to know any info. re. his birth/parentage/siblings etc.
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George S Miller m. Lovina Schoener

Does anybody have any records of this marriage (George/Lovina)? Since the Miller family had been in this West Reading area for many years previous, it would be my guess they were married in one of the Lutheran churches in the area, but I've found no evidence of this yet. Also I find no christening records for any of the sons. Thank you for your help -- I look forward to hearing some good news!!!! Paula
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 Mystery Photos

Sallie Berger

Do you recognize Sallie? Photo was found by John Moyer in box of family photos, mostly from Berks County. Labelled Sallie Berger.
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Strausstown Relatives of Sallie Matilda Berger

Does anyone recognize these people? Photo marked "Strausstown Relatives of Sallie Matilda Berger's." Sallie Matilda Berger was born 1878; daughter of Issac R. Berger b.1848 and Emaline Rebecca Steely. Isaac was son of Daniel Berger b.1816 and Rebecca Reigel. Daniel was son of Johann Christian Berger. Is this a photo of Daniel Berger, his third wife Lydia Lengle and one of his children with their spouse; or other Bergers? Rebecca M. Fisher rmf_dc@hotmail.com
673rd Replacement Company, Philippines, WWII

Dad was a member of the 673rd replacement company. I would like to know names of others with whom he served, the company's responsibilities, who to contact for info.
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Annie (Heilig) Batteiger Scheidy Album

This picture is from an album belonging to Annie Heilig, later to her daughter Mary Jane (Potteiger) Berger. Assume most were taken in western Berks county. Let us know if you recognize anyone.
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Maria (Miller) Hiester Album

This is from an album belonging to Maria (Miller) Hiester. Assume these are Hiester children / grandchildren and Hiester / Miller nieces and nephews. Please let us know if you recognize anyone.
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Mother and Daughter?

one of a pair, assume this is the daughter. Best guess: Anna Heilig
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Mother and Daughter?

one of a pair, assume this is the mother. Perhaps Esther Dierolf?
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Unidentified Divas

Trying to identify these family members. Tintype is labelled "Mom and Lizzie." Best guess so far is they are Maria and Lizzie Miller, mother and aunt of Sarah (Hiester) Spengler
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Nathan Zerbe?

This family picture is supposed to be the elder Nathan Zerbe, taken somewhere around 1890 I would guess. Am hoping someone can positively identifying the man.
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Wagner Photo Albums

Photos from two Wagner albums , one standing upright and the other like a book, both padded, in bad shape, originally red velvet, purchased at a flea market in near Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Trying to identify persons in the Albums. Have identified Ephraim R Wagner and Daniel W Wagner, in Berks County, PA; R W Wagner in Union County, PA; John R Wagner in Huntington, Indiana. Assume unidentified persons include Daniel & Elizabeth (Reifsnyder) Wagner and Catherine (Kauffman) Wagner. Contact pizzo2@embarqmail.com with information or for more information.
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Mr Garside

Father of Thomas Douglas Hamilton Garside, photographed in Oldham, Lancashire, England 1875-1880 by James Gartside (Jas.Gartside) who was also a partner of Joseph Firth Beaumont & John Risley - seeking name and anything definite about him.
Mrs Garside

Mother of Thomas Douglas Hamilton Garside; photograph was taken 1885-90 by Joseph Firth Beaumont of Oldham Heywood - seeking name and anything definite about her.
Oswald Meyner Family

Is there anyone out there who is looking at this photo who can verify who the people in this picture are? Please contact with a response. It would be greatly appreciated.
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