Glad to make your acquaintance. If you are Merrill's granddaughter, you and I are third cousins as my grandmother was Dorothy Irene Fenkner, Merrill's half sister.
The last time I was back in Pennsylvania, almost two years ago, my mother, my wife and I travelled up to Schuylkill County and located the gravesites of Edward Oliver Fenkner (your great-grandfather), Bessie G. (Fritz) Fenkner (your great-grandmother), William Fenkner (your great-great-grandfather), and Matilda (Fenstermacher) Fenkner (your great-great-grandmother).
We also went over to Hometown and tried to look for your grandfather Merrill, but ran out of time. The next time I am out there, I plan on going up again.
If you are able, I would live to share what I have with you and possibly even collaborate on our research. The Fenkner line has always been quite a challenge for me, especially living out here in New Mexico.
I will also try to reach you through your email address.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Jim Hawthorne Albuquerque, New Mexico firstname.lastname@example.org