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Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s Nativity scene/WW II vet’s family sought
Here’s a break from the Deep Freeze of January 2014: A look at the ‘Codorus Eagle,’ courtesy of the camera of Mike Spyker. ‘The Codorus Eagle sits upon its favorite perch, searching for the next meal,’ Mike wrote in ydr.com’s ‘Your Photos’ section about York Pa.’s bird. He then added about this Dec. 10 photo: ‘Having had enough picture taking it takes off up stream toward downtown York.’ See other photographs of York County eagles at Your Photos. Also of interest: Fisherman about Codorus Creek in York: ‘Was pleasantly surprised by the variety of fish’.

Other neat stuff from all over, specializing in the always-enticing items coming from directly from our readers … .

Dottie Birch Brooks is on a quest.

“I am on a mission to find information regarding a WWII Veteran from York, PA, who is listed as being MIA, and ultimately KIA in that war,” she wrote. “His name is SSgt. George S. Schroyer and he is listed as being MIA at Margraten Cemetery, The Netherlands. A couple by the name of Peter and Imelda Schroyen, who live near this Cemetery have paid to be Certified Sponsors for SSgt. Schroyer.

“I found their search on Facebook’s Group page for the WWII Veterans 109th Infantry Regiment . A gentleman by the name of Tim Tierney had posted an inquiry regarding their search. I have a membership to Ancestry.com, and have searched there but the last generation that I have been able to come up with is a niece born in 1922. I am hoping you may be able to help in this search. Mr. and Mrs. Schroyen would like to find a relative of SSgt. Schroyer.

If you can help, please contact Dottie on Facebook or comment below.

On another quest: It’s always good to hear from Audrey Lerew.

She wrote about a Nativity scene in downtown York.

“Any chance you have a picture of the court house steps when they had the tree and nativity? No one believes me they put a nativity there.”

She made a trip to the York County Heritage Trust library and came up with this clipping proving it was so:



Audrey is asking if anyone has a better photo of the Nativity to contact her or please comment below.

Think warm, again: In addition to “History Mystery” posts on YDR’s Facebook page, I put up “Days Gone By” images. They are designed to get readers talking about history – and often how our history impacts us today. Join in this one, if you will: