By George, I found Mr. Auxer, but . . . .

About six months ago, I wrote a blog about how excited I was to find the final resting place of one George H. Auxer.  Two trips north to Stroudsburg, first one to find the cemetery, second one to find the headstone, remember the blog?  I found him because Ancestry.com posted a group of records titled “Pennsylvania…

Catharine is always in mourning

If you read Catharine’s diary, the theme is established.  It is full of family, friends and neighbors either close to death or dying.  She seems to be obsessed with unhappiness. This picture seems to be a theme in her life. Catharine is the one on the right. I believe the woman on the left may…

I forgot to add another favorite cemetery!

. . . and how could I ever forget Marietta Cemetery?? Since my Leader family were original settlers of this river town, two cemeteries here reflect my family’s history.  The picture of the John Auxer’s family final resting place is one of my favorites.  It was a chilly day, leaves blowing everywhere, and even the…