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Re: Burial Records -- McCaigs of Shamokin

Posted: 1042939107000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1152030354000

Sorry --- but I don't have the information you're looking for. My major sources of information for the area are the funeral records of the Farrow Funeral Home in Shamokin and the burial records of the Shamokin Cemetery and the Shamokin IOOF Cemetery.

Farrow's records indicate that they conducted the funeral for Marion Emma Hepner (6/12/1880-11/21/1906), wife of Francis "Frank" McCaig and daughter of Jacob and Rachel (Kreiger) Hepner; and that she was buried in the Irish Valley Baptist (Summit) Church Cemetery in Shamokin Twp., Northumberland Co., PA. Irish Valley is the name locals use to define a particular location a few miles west of Shamokin, so it's highly likely that she lived somewhere thereabouts.
The Summit Cemetery records indicate the same birth and death dates, but list her parents as Jacob T. (son of John, 6/2/1840-4/4/1903) and Ellen (Krieger) (6/28/1841-1/26/1919)Hepner, both of whom, who had their funerals conducted by Farrow's, are also buried there.

Farrow's records also indicate that the conducted the funeral for William B. Hepner (3/24/1905-5/22/1981), son of Francis and Marion Emma (Hepner) McCaig and husband of Ida Mangle (no dates or cemetery recorded).

Farrow's records also indicate that they conducted the funeral of Gertrude H. Hepner (1/21/1870-9/22/1936), also a daughter of Jacob and Rachel (Kreiger) Hepner, wife of John H. Beadle (5/28/1868-4/7/1935) and sister of Marion Emma. John and Gertrude are buried in the Shamokin IOOF Cemetery, Treverton Road, Coal Township, Northumberland Co., PA, as are three of their children: Rachel E. (Beadle) Reed, John R. Beadle, and Cara E. (Beadle) Derr.

But here's where it gets confusing. Farrows records further indicate that they conducted funerals for (1) Dolly R. Hepner (11/21/1878-5/16/1947), daughter of Jacob and Ellen (Krieger) Hepner and wife of John Bland; (2) Lott Hepner (5/15/1870-11/11/1943), son of Jacob and Ellen (Krieger) Hepner and husband of Martha E. Rupp; and (3) Peter W. Hepner (7/20/1874-7/27/1937), son of Jacob T. and Ellen (Krieger) Hepner.

So what was Jacob's wife's name -- Rachel or Ellen, or some combination thereof? Since the cemetery records of the Summit Church Cemetery indicate that the parents of Ellen (Krieger) Hepner were Peter and Rachel (Furman) Krieger, this last alternative is quite possible.

Bruce T. Hall

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