READERS’ VIEWS: Informative Richard Orth columns much appreciated

Your information have been interesting after I got my grandson to set up my CD capabilities. The number of chests the Biebers completed was awesome. I am pleased to be a descendant of the pioneer George Bieber and the extended family.

Also, I am a descendant of the Jacob Sharadin family and the chest with that name inscribed on the front of it. Still more excitement.

This past week in the Patriot, you showed scrivener work done in the historic Keim home. Again, this was exciting because I am a descendant of Esther Keim of the Keim home who married Heinrich Schlegel of the historic Fleetwood farm where my Grandmother Charette Schlegel was born and raised.

So, many thanks for the history you are availing to the public and especially to me and my family. We are still learning valuable facts about our ancestry, all very much appreciated.


— Eleanor Dreibelbis Mertztown