"My Germantown born Catholic relatives are buried in Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Others were at New Cathedral and Old Cathedral. Have you ordered death certificates? The actual certificate usually identifies the cemetery. Another logical place is…"
"Daniel- I would start by contacting the Pennsylvania German Society and inquiring about any spelling variation of the Ferrell name as well as how it would appear when written by someone speaking German. I would then pursue the church record books…"
"Gene, I see a Christian Schreiber (born 1821 in Wurttemburg) and wife Catherine and 2 children living in Philadelphia in 1870. They have 2 children, one born in 1848. Could your Christian have had a son who stayed behind with a pregnant wife…"
"You are welcome. Experience comes with many attempts and countless failures. I have only been at this for a year but do it full time. I would keep looking in the genealogybank records. There were others besides Miles and George Miles's…"
"I entered his name on the general search page as Miles Gearhart and it came up under the historical documents tab. If you have problems with it, I can send it to you. I also located a death notice for another West Friendship Gearhart by limiting the…"
"Gene, I would take a close look at church records in Pennsylvania during that period especially if you know the faith. Ancestry.com has many of the records and you can research by the church type. Consider variant spellings. Many German immigrants…"
"Does your Miles Gearhart have any connection in 1885 with West Friendship, Maryland? I found a historical document on Genealogybank that lists a Miles Gearhart in 1885 as working for the post office contracted to carry the mail between West…"
"I have found several Gerhardt and Gerhart (one Gearhart) families in my searches through Pennsylvania German areas prior to Civil War era. My research is centered in Montgomery, Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties but most of my Gerharts are in…"
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"My Sheppard family line begins in Ireland with a John Sheppard, an Irish Quaker living from about 1662 to late 1600's. His son, William Sheppard, born in 1682 in Ireland and immigrated to East Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania in…"