User talk:Rebekah Carlisle



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MySource page [16 October 2012]

Hello Rebekah, I am a volunteer administrator here at WeRelate. I noticed that you created an article Almanza Rogers' Obituary (1795-1876). This type of document should actually be a MySource page because it is of a more personal rather than a general interest. You can find out more about MySources here: Portal:MySource.

I created a MySource page for this document: MySource:Rebekah Carlisle/Almanza Rogers' Obituary (1795-1876). Please make sure everything is moved over to the new page, and then put {{Speedy Delete|}} on the article page to mark it for deletion. I hope you are enjoying WeRelate - feel free to post if you have any questions! --Jennifer (JBS66) 17:13, 15 January 2011 (EST)

One more thing... to add yourself as a watcher to the MySource page, press Watch in the left menu --Jennifer (JBS66) 17:14, 15 January 2011 (EST)

Thank you for these explanations & for all your work to benefit this site. RMC--Rebekah Carlisle 09:22, 16 October 2012 (EDT)

Rogers family [29 October 2011]

Hi Rebekah,

I see you added to Almanza Rogers. Are you a direct descendant ? Most of this Rogers family was contributed by me. Would be happy to exchange info. Regards..--Neal Gardner 14:17, 23 July 2011 (EDT)

Hello, Neil. I think I finally figured out how to "talk"...I'm still learning my way around this site. I would LOVE to share information with you about the Rogers family. And I have more to add myself. My husband's mother's family is descended from Clarinda Rogers, daughter of Almanza Rogers & Malinda Fuller. My personal e-mail is

Do you have any photos of this family line?

Rebekah in Westerville--Rebekah Carlisle 14:23, 23 July 2011 (EDT)

Hi Rebekah,

Neal Gardner here, thr Rogers descendant. Can't remember if I told you that I had uploaded two pictures; one for Uriah Rogers, and one for his daughters Bertha (Rogers) Iddings & Hannah (Rogers) Thompson on Hannah's page. Regards Cuz Neal--Neal Gardner 16:44, 29 October 2011 (EDT)

Census pages [31 July 2011]

Hi, Rebekah! My name is Amy and I'm one of the volunteer admins here on WeRelate. I've noticed that you've added a few Source pages for census records. Thank you! One request, though -- please make them for the county level, not the city or township. For example, instead of making a Source page for the 1910 census in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, please make it for the 1910 census in Allen, Indiana, United States. There is a Help page for Source pages if you have any questions about it. You can also leave a message for me on my Talk page if you have any questions or need any help. Thanks! -- Amy (Ajcrow) 18:00, 30 July 2011 (EDT)

Hello, Amy. Thank you for your correction. I read the help wrong...I understood that I should start with the town or village 1st so thanks for the correction. I'll make that adjustment. I'm still learning my way around but love this site.--Rebekah Carlisle 20:06, 30 July 2011 (EDT)

Census categories and township page titles [27 October 2011]

Hello Rebekah, I am one of the volunteer admins here at WeRelate. I noticed that you are creating pages for townships with (township) in the title. We only add the (township) text when there is a town of the same name in the same county. Also, on the census pages that you have created recently, you have put {{ }} brackets around the Category, these should be [[ ]] instead. I have edited the census pages already, and renamed the township pages as well. If you have any questions, just let me know! Thanks, --Jennifer (JBS66) 10:43, 27 October 2011 (EDT)

Source page [4 November 2011]

Hi, Rebekah. I saw your Source page for Source:Man Found Dead (Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States). For specific articles, either in newspapers or periodicals, the best thing to do is to have the source page be the newspaper (in this case) and put the specifics in the citation. For example, on John Peters' page, I got his date and place of birth from his obituary. The source page is the Fort Wayne Sentinel; the specific citations (article title, date, page) were filled in on John Peters' page in the source citation.

I noticed that nothing links to "Man Found Dead." Is it alright to delete that page or do you need to get a reference off of there? Thanks. -- Amy (Ajcrow) 08:24, 4 November 2011 (EDT)

Once again, thank you for your help! Please go ahead and delete the link for the Man Found Dead article. I will correct the citation for the two articles. I'm still catching onto the citation rules & standards so I really appreciate your guidance.--Rebekah Carlisle 09:09, 4 November 2011 (EDT)

Rachel Schenk [13 February 2012]

Thanks for your efforts in New Amsterdam. A tiny inconsistency is showing up for Rachel Schenck in that she died before her marriage to Teunis Denis. And since we're well into the Gregorian calendar, we can't explain it away as a divided date. Any ideas? --Pkeegstra 18:01, 12 February 2012 (EST)

I saw the same thing & don't have an explanation. I found notes on site, Ancestors of Amy Marie Keefer, Generation No. 10:

I am using those to update the records on

I will see if I can find other references. I wonder if it was a typo that got into the records.

RC--Rebekah Carlisle 18:06, 12 February 2012 (EST)

Neeltje Schenck has the same problem. I'll have a look at your reference and see if I can spot a resolution. --Pkeegstra 18:20, 12 February 2012 (EST)

The same anomalies are present at the Conover Genealogy Site by David Conover. One of the RootsWeb genealogies had a reference to a book so my next stop is Google Books:
Title: A Genealogy of the Van Voorhees Family in America, or, The Descendants of Stephen Coerte van Voorhees of Holland and Flatlands, L. I.
Author: Elias W. van Voorhis
Publication: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1888
--Pkeegstra 18:52, 12 February 2012 (EST)

No luck getting the book for free from Google Books. Not this one either. --Pkeegstra 19:20, 12 February 2012 (EST)

JBS66 found one of the books at HathiTrust. Thanks, Jennifer! --Pkeegstra 19:32, 12 February 2012 (EST)

You're welcome :) If you need a lookup in Source:Van Voorhis, Elias William. Genealogy of the Van Voorhees Family in America just let me know. If you happen to have access to HeritageQuest online from your library, it's available there too. --Jennifer (JBS66) 19:39, 12 February 2012 (EST)
Jennifer, we were thinking that one of the Voorhees books might have a clue to resolving the posthumous marriages of Neeltje Schenck and Rachel Schenck. They might also help me find real data for this family. --Pkeegstra 05:53, 13 February 2012 (EST)
Regarding Neeltje Schenck, the death date listed on her page is that of her husband, Hendrick Hendrickson. --Jennifer (JBS66) 06:48, 13 February 2012 (EST)
I removed the death date for Rachel Schenck. This was the death date for her husband, Jacob van Doorn. --Jennifer (JBS66) 07:29, 13 February 2012 (EST)

Thank you for your help in clearing up this matter. Rebekah--Rebekah Carlisle 07:39, 13 February 2012 (EST)

Ephraim Brice Briggs [5 March 2012]

Hi Rebekah, I am excited to see the photos of David and Alzina Briggs. I am the Barbara that set up David's Find A Grave page. His son Ephraim is my great grandfather. I have been looking for connections with Ephraim's brothers and sisters with no results, so I was thrilled to see the photos and see that they came from Ephraim's sister Sarah's line. We have only one photo of Ephraim. I would love to share my info with you. I just registered on this site and haven't learned how to use it yet. I look forward to sharing information. Barbara--Barbtom 20:59, 4 March 2012 (EST)

Find a Grave images [25 June 2012]

Hi Rebekah, I noticed that you have added photos from Find A Grave. Photos from Find A Grave are not public domain. Unless there is clear indication on the image page that you either took the photograph or have permission from the copyright owner to use it on WeRelate (including agreeing to WeRelate's licensing), it will need to be deleted. Please see our policy here.

The best way to include those types of images is to link to the memorial page. For example, on the page for Christina Snyder, you could enter this in the text area: Photo of Christina's gravestone {{Fgravemem|21980493|Christina Snyder Medaugh}}. The link would look like this:

Photo of Christina's gravestone Christina Snyder Medaugh

Images can be deleted by clicking on More>delete from the image page. Please let me know if you have any questions. --Jennifer (JBS66) 06:55, 25 June 2012 (EDT)

Hello, Jennifer. Thank you for your update. I just wrote to the photographer to ask permission to post photos on werelate, and will write to the others as well.

I just learned how to create a link to Find A Grave & will work on adding links to the people's pages.

Thank you again for your assistance...rc--Rebekah Carlisle 08:57, 25 June 2012 (EDT)

Source:Wyandot, Ohio, United States. Ritchey Cemetery [14 October 2012]

Hello Rebekah,

I am a volunteer admin for WeRelate and I help people learn to use the system. I changed the name of your genweb source to conform with our custom. Sources are particular places where records can be found--like a book in a library. Repositories are like libraries with lots of books of records. At any library you need to know what book you are looking for. There are many, many genweb sites and types of records so Genweb is a repository. Soooooo, I created the Source:Wyandot, Ohio, United States. Ritchey Cemetery and changed that to the source for your data. Please let me know if you have any questions. --sq 22:58, 14 October 2012 (EDT)

Clarinda Rogers Blackman [18 November 2012]


I am related to Ellen M Rogers sister to Clarinda Blackman. I live in Ohio and have a lot of information on this family. Do you have any pictures?

I do have a book that Almanza gave to my gggrandfather Charles Horner (son of Mary Ellen Rogers Horner) Signed and written: This book I give to Charles Horner.--Djfryman 10:54, 18 November 2012 (EST)

I would be thrilled to share & receive information with you regarding the Rogers family. My husband is descended from this line. Please contact me via e-mail at Looking forward to hearing from you.

RC--Rebekah Carlisle 12:00, 18 November 2012 (EST)

Are we related? [25 November 2012]

I was doing a google search of my name, and I found only one person with my exact name, Hannah Jane Hetzler, and I was wondering if maybe I am somehow related to her? She is on your watch list somewhere, I don't know how to use this site, I just signed up to contact you. But anyway, my last name is kind of unique, So it seems strange to find someone with my exact name without there being some connection.--Hannahjane 03:19, 25 November 2012 (EST)

Hello, Hannah Jane. I don't know if you are related or not but feel free to send an e-mail to me if that is easier to communicate that way.

Rebekah @ Carlisle 17:44, 25 November 2012 (EST)

Zeros preceding single digit dates [30 November 2012]

Hi Rebecca,

Please don't put zeros in front of single digit dates. The recommendation here at Werelate is to use the day of the month as we would normally. Thanks --Neal Gardner 12:57, 30 November 2012 (EST)

Oh, my bad...I have lots of zeroes in front of digits. Will so doing that immediately & start correcting as I go into wiki pages. I apologize & thanks for the notice. RC--Rebekah Carlisle 14:20, 30 November 2012 (EST)

Zeros preceding single digit dates [30 November 2012]

Hi Rebecca,

Please don't put zeros in front of single digit dates. The recommendation here at Werelate is to use the day of the month as we would normally. Thanks --Neal Gardner 12:58, 30 November 2012 (EST)

George Rausch [25 December 2012]

Thanks for the recent mergers of George Rausch! I have found that mergers on WeRelate are a bit complicated!

Jim Lower --White Creek 22:18, 24 December 2012 (EST)

Problem with "box" for group photos [23 January 2013]

The last couple of times I have gone into a group photo & attemped to add a "box" around a person to identify them, I haven't been able to move the "box" from the center of the photo to the individual. I've tried right-clicking & left-clicking to drag the box, and have the same problem each way. Am I doing something wrong, or is there a problem with the system?--Rebekah Carlisle 09:00, 23 January 2013 (EST)

Otterbein-Shaker Cemetery [1 July 2013]

I am assuming that the name is accurate and it really represents a cemetery associated with the Shaker movement. On that basis I have added it to a new category I have created for that movement. (Recognizing that the movement itself has rather unique genealogical implications.....) --Pkeegstra 11:39, 1 July 2013 (EDT)

Eva Allen Seslar [26 July 2013]

Dear Rebekah, I googled my maiden name, and one link led to another, and the journey led me to your wonderful pictures you posted of my great grandmother Eva Allen Seslar. She and Jonas had two sons, my grandfather Thomas Harvey Seslar, who died in Long Beach, CA in 1956, and my Great Uncle Wavel. He and his wife Virginia had a big ranch on the big island in Hawaii. Ralph Allen was a cousin of of my father, Thomas Robert Seslar, born 1918. When I tried to email you, I got back a failure notice, so I signed up to message you. You are welcome to email me at I was born Mary Alice Seslar on August 1st, 1950. The Seslar ancestors mostly came from the area of Antwerp Ohio and Inidana, but they migrated west. Originally they came from PA & Maryland. A lady named Phyllis Toshiba has our line going way back, and somewhere on another hard drive I have it all, sent to me from a fellow Seslar descendant in Ohio. If you go back far enough into the 1700's, even earlier than Martin & Mahalia, you find Caspar Johann Seslar. Yes, the revolutionary war. This is what my grandmotehr (Ruby Izetta Booth Seslar) meant when she said we were DAR eligible. (Hah!) I do have a couple of family folklore tales to share that came all the way down the generations from Jonas and Eva Seslar, which are amusing, and even more from my great uncle Wavel Seslar and his wife Virginia from Honolulu--when they weren't visiting family on the mainland, all from the Oakland, CA area, where Eva passed away in 1951. You are welcome to email me or you can call me at 918-518-5481. Best regards, Maureen Long--MarySeslar 20:21, 25 July 2013 (EDT)

Carl R. Turner/Cora M. McQuown [7 December 2013]

I understand that I'm 'free' to make adjustments and additions in this Wiki format, however I would prefer that I receive your permission to addend info to my g-grandparent's entries of your informative contribution. rgds, mike wilson--MichaelW 03:52, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

How exciting to find a fellow researcher on the same quest. Please feel free to make additions & corrections...that is the beauty of this website.


Rebekah--Rebekah Carlisle 12:41, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

I was able to find several more citations using & Also, Carl Robert Turner's mother is a Mayflower descendent. If you want more informtion on that, please e-mail me at Carlisle 14:14, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Rigdons [4 April 2014]

Hello Rebekah,

My name is David Paul Rigdon and I am the grandson of Marion Earl Rigdon born in 1900. I have been viewing the old photos of family members and appreciate the work you and others have done. I wish to build a family tree showing the family of my grandparents Marion Earl and Cleo Rigdon. My baseline will be 1900 ...the year Grandpa was born and I plan to show the roots as far back as I can. I am the oldest living grandchild and son of Charles Everett Rigdon....their second son. I downloaded the tree builder program and will see how that goes.

Dave R.--DprRigdon 23:44, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

thank you [7 July 2014]

Hi, Rebekah, Just wanted to say, that I appreciate your message. I always try very hard to be very careful when joining to someone else's relative. Other than connecting, I try to change very little. I know I'd feel invaded if someone came in and trampled all over my work, so I try to think of others. Thanks so much for the contact information. I'll check it out. :) Your, Crystal--Cbtune 15:32, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Burton is a distant cousin of mine. [27 October 2014]


Burton E Blackman is married to Mary Anderson, my Great-great grandfather Anderew Anderson Linquist little sister. I have been working on finding more about this family. In the process of looking for info about them I the stumbled across How are you connected to this amazing family?

Look forward to hearing back from you.

Sincerely, Elise--Elise 20:23, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your message, Elise. I also stumbled onto WeRelate - great site for sharing family information & photos.

My husband is a descendant of Mary Elizabeth Blackman (b. 1842 in PA; d. 1890 in Ohio), wife of William Henry Faulkner. She was the daughter of Philo Blackman and Clarinda Rogers. Clarinda was the daughter of Almanza Rogers and his 1st wife, Malinda (or Melinda) Fuller. She was the mother of all of Almanza's 10 children. The children were all born in Pennsylvania. After Malinda died, Almanza remarried and removed to Richland County, Ohio. Malinda was a descendent of Mayflower passengers Edward & Ann Fuller. Their son, Samuel, also traveled on the Mayflower along with Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward & Ann died that first winter. I was able to certify the Mayflower connection for both my mother-in-law and husband.

I would be very happy to share information but really, what I have is already posted on

If you have any information that you need help posting, I would be glad to assist.

Best wishes,

Rebekah--Rebekah Carlisle 14:23, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Gerald Rush [19 January 2015]

Hello Mrs Carlisle. My name is Tina Terry the grandaughter of Gerald Rush. (my mothers father) Susan Nazor is my 3x great-grandmother on my great grandmother Blanche Tuttle. So I believe we are related somewhere down the line. I am on the same search as you are more for myself and my children to find out more about ourselves. I really dont have much of a relationship with my mother since my grandfather died so am searching to really get a sense of a family... I would love to get to know any living family--Tinaterry07 08:32, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Tina. Thank you for your post. My husband, through his mother, is related to the Tuttle family. We have Susan Nazor's (Suzanne) certificate of birth & baptism hanging in our home. It had been in the possession of Martha Crum Haines, my husband's grandmother.

I also have original minutes for the Tuttle Crum family reunions. They started after "Archie" Tuttle drowned attempting to save a young boy from the same fate.

Most of my information is posted on this site, including photos.

If you send me your e-mail, I will send to you the transcribed reunion minutes that I have done (I haven't done all of them.

I look forward to corresponding with you.

RC--Rebekah Carlisle 19:02, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Tina. I would be delighted to work with you on this family line. Please send e-mail to: Rebekah--Rebekah Carlisle 22:53, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Arbuthnot [20 January 2015] Arbuthnot 21:54, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Featured Page [22 February 2015]

Hi Rebekah, thanks for the note, I knew Marcel, and am still am friends with his son and grandson, he was a good man. :) If you see any other pages that you believe are worthy of Featured Page status, please feel free to add them to the Nomination Page.

Best regards,

Jim--Delijim 14:09, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Living [11 June 2015]

Hi Rebekah -

I ran into this heartbreaking page while looking at livings. I'm assuming based on the pictures that you have permission from the parents, but can you confirm that on the Source page, and then link his page to deceased grandparents (or great-grandparents as the case may be)? Thanks.--Amelia 05:22, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Eisley / Jaissli [4 September 2015]

Hello Rebekah,

The John N. Eisley you refer to as the father of Samuel Eisley, is actually Johann Ulrich Eisley (Americanized version of Jaissli). I'm certain whoever transcribed the record mis-read John U. for John N. I don't want to delete your person page for John N. Eisley, so will leave that to you.

Your children and my husband are related. I will have to study it to know exactly how.

Thanks, Rachel Meyer--RWMeyer 19:52, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Rachel. I just completed the merging and appreciate your information & contact. I am not certain that there is a family connection - directly - I think I was working on the Reynolds family (my mother's line)...and came across a biography that was somehow connected. Happy hunting to you.--Rebekah Carlisle 02:06, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

[25 September 2015]


It looks like I have "messed up" your page on Margaret A. Baker (1845-1910) and I will have to go back and verify some data, and return to correct some things! I think she must be the same person I have as Mary A. Baker?

--White Creek 20:51, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

William Jehiel Rogers [19 October 2015]

Rebekah--I am the daughter of William Jehiel Rogers's son who had the same name. My mother just introduced me to this site and I also find it fascinating to learn of my family's history given my father was an only child. My father passed in August of 2008 and my brother passed in September 2009. I will be adding them to this site to keep it updated. I also wonder your relationship to the Rogers family. Please feel free to email me at any time with any further interesting facts you uncover.

Marie Ann (Rogers) Chomyk 18:42, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

St. Marys Township [5 March 2016]

According to the WeRelate conventions for place names, since there are no other entities in Adams County named St. Marys, the abbreviation should be expanded and "township" omitted, so the place page should be named Saint Marys. I have made your page St. Marys Township a redirect. (FWIW, on its Adams County page, Wikipedia also spells out the township name in full.) --pkeegstra 13:48, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Excellent. Thank you for making this change. RC--Rebekah Carlisle 14:09, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Sources [8 March 2016]

Hi Rebekah

I noticed you are updating pages by adding sources and I would like to thank you, it is a real pleasure to see people making the data here more reliable. -Rhian 13:05, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

You are welcomed...I love the hunting around and the challenge of matching up the multitude of name variations and spellings. This program allows me to explore and keep notes of my journey which hopefully concludes with accurate information.--Rebekah Carlisle 13:08, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Edward William & Emma Beitzel [22 April 2017]


Do you think that Edward and Emma could have had a son, C. Edward Beitzel, born 30 Dec 1886, baptized 18 Apr 1887, at St. John's Reformed Church (in eastern Auburn Township)?

--White Creek 03:39, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

I found numerous citations for Curtis Edward Beitzel, including citations for his birth and death, which listed his parents as Edward Beitzel and Emma Foster.