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[NI041723] Killed Jacob Rose in a fit of rage, striking him on the head with a board at Rose sawmill., serv 6 or 7 yrs in penitentry. Johnstown Daily Trib Jan 12 1892 SEESE - In Scalp Level, Tue Jan 12 1892 John J. Seese, 60 yrs. Funeral Thu 10 am; bur. Scalp Level.
Luth Cem. Records, Paint Twp., Somerset Co, PA- Seese, John d. Jan 12 1892 65y10m6d Cpl Co., I 54th Reg. PA Vol.
1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov Henry Cook
20 29 30 SEASE John J. 24 M Blacksmith 400 PA
SEASE Susanah 25 F PA
SEASE Mary 2 F PA
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
39 119 115 Siese John J 42 M W farmer 2,000 Pa
Siese Susanna 44 F W wife Pa
Siese Mary 22 F W domestic servant Pa
Siese Jacob 20 M W At Home Pa

[NI041725] 1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 6 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
130A 32 39 42 Manges Sophia Head W F Feb 1833 67 W 13 10 PA PA PA Farmer
Manges John Son W M May 1870 30 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer
Gahagen Laura Aunt W F Apr 1855 45 S PA PA PA House Keeper

[NI041731] Johnstown Daily Trib, Aug. 19, 1889 SEESE - At Scalp Level, on Fri., Aug. 16, 1889, Susan, wife of John J. Seese, aged about 60 years. Remains were interred yesterday.

[NI041733] Lutheran Cem. Records, Paint Twp., Somerset Co, PA Rose, David Co., K 206th Reg. PA Vol. Killed in action Nov. 30, 1864 Age 31 yr. 7 mo. 20 days

[NI041735] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 14 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
37 109 95 Weaver John 31 M W farmer 7,000 Pa
38 109 95 Weaver Catharina 28 F W wife Pa
39 109 95 Weaver Polly 10 F W At Home Pa
40 109 95 Weaver Jonas 8 M W At Home Pa
1 109 95 Weaver Elisabeth 6 F W At Home Pa
2 109 95 Weaver Christina 3 F W At Home Pa
3 109 95 Weaver Ledia 1 F W At Home Pa
4 109 95 Custer Sarah 22 F W domestic servant Pa

[NI041738] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 15 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
13 116 112 Shaffer Elisabeth 44 F W farming 2,500 Pa
14 116 112 Shaffer Susannah 46 F W domestic servant Pa
15 116 112 Shaffer Rebecca 16 F W At Home Pa
16 116 112 Shaffer Susannah 14 F W At Home Pa
17 116 112 Shaffer Noah 12 M W At Home Pa
18 116 112 Shaffer Andrew 10 M W At Home Pa
19 116 112 Shaffer Jeremiah 8 M W At Home Pa
20 116 112 Shaffer Elisabeth 7 F W At Home Pa
21 116 112 Shaffer Loretta 5 F W At Home Pa

[NI041743] He was a big man. Was once bet a horse & buggy he could lift a big barrel of flour. He lifted the barrel, threw it up on his shoulder, carried it into the store & asked where they wanted it. He got the horse & buggy. This story is from his gson, Donald Shaffer.
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
51 Shaffer, Anderson 34 M Farmer - 300 Acres
Shaffer, Sarah 24 F
Shaffer, Elizabeth 7 F
Shaffer, Joseph 6 M
Shaffer, Jessee * 4 F
Shaffer, Melchor 2 M
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 10 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
19 78 73 Shaffer Andrew 51 M W farmer 1,500 Pa
20 78 73 Shaffer Sarah 46 F W wife Pa
21 78 73 Shaffer Melchor 22 M W farm laborer Pa
22 78 73 Shaffer William 19 M W farm laborer Pa
23 78 73 Shaffer Catharina 13 F W At Home Pa
24 78 73 Shaffer Eli 10 M W At Home Pa
25 78 73 Shaffer John H 8 M W At Home Pa
26 78 73 Shaffer Sarah Jane 6 F W At Home Pa
27 78 73 Shaffer Mary 3 F W At Home Pa

[NI041746] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 15 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
31 118 114 Barnes Hiram 35 M W farmer 1,500 Pa
32 118 114 Barnes Rebecca 35 F W wife Pa
33 118 114 Barnes William 12 M W At Home Pa
34 118 114 Barnes Abraham 8 M W At Home Pa
35 118 114 Barnes Daniel 5 M W At Home Pa
36 118 114 Barnes Elizabeth 7 F W At Home Pa
37 118 114 Barnes Annie 1 F W At Home Pa
38 118 114 Sies Elisabeth 65 F W Retired Housekeeper Pa

[NI041749] John Berkey owned farm of abt 700 ac.s, Johnstown, Cambria co., PA. After the death of his 1st wife Mary he went to Johnstown where he invested in a Bridge crossing the Stony creek into Johnstown. There he kept the toll house for many yrs. When the new bridge was finished 1842 he was appointed bridge keeper at $5 a mo. Politically he was a Whig.
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
23 Burkey, John 58 M Laborer
Burkey, Elisabeth 44 F
Burkey, Benjamin 14 M
Custer, Hannah 14 F

[NI041753] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
34 34 MOYERS Philip 27 M Carpenter
Rachel 27 F
Jonah 5 M
Eliza A. 3 F
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 10 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
14 50 50 Blough Henry 87 M W Retired Farmer . 600 Penna
15 50 50 Myers Philip 47 M W Farmer 3,000 720 Penna
16 50 50 Myers Rachel 47 F W wife Penna can't write
17 50 50 Myers Eliza 22 F W at home Penna
18 50 50 Myers Henry 19 M W at home Penna
19 50 50 Myers Amanda 17 F W at home Penna
20 50 50 Myers Samuel 9 M W at home Penna
21 50 50 Myers William 7 M W at home Penna

[NI041755] 1870 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Aug 1870 by John Wilkin, pg 1
38 7 7 Harshbergher Henery 35 M W miller 200 PA
39 7 7 Harshbergher Margraet 33 F W housekeeper PA
40 7 7 Harshbergher John 15 M W PA
1 7 7 Harshbergher Jacob 13 M W PA
2 7 7 Harshbergher Saumuel 11 M W PA
3 7 7 Harshbergher Elizabeth 8 F W PA
4 7 7 Harshbergher Joseph 4 M W PA
5 7 7 Harshbergher Lewis 1 M W PA
6 7 7 Harshbergher Jonas 66 M W Ret farmer PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Henry Harshberger State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0155 Color: W Age: 75 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0111 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 02090426 Other Residents:
G-dau. Carrie 25, PA
Son John 55, PA
GGD Edna NR, PA

[NI041774] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov by Henry Cook
37 13 13 ROSE John 50 M Farmer 1,000 PA
38 13 13 ROSE Barbara 39 F PA
39 13 13 ROSE Adam 21 M laborer PA
40 13 13 ROSE David 18 M laborer PA
41 13 13 ROSE Joseph 16 M laborer PA
42 13 13 ROSE John 14 M PA
1 13 13 ROSE Franklin 12 M PA
2 13 13 ROSE Eve 10 F PA
3 13 13 ROSE Elizabeth 8 F PA
4 13 13 ROSE Noah 5 M PA
5 13 13 ROSE Jeramiah 3 M PA

[NI041776] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
55 Sees, John 30 M Laborer
Sees, Mary 26 F
Sees, Joseph 3 M
Sees, Elisabeth 2 F

[NI041778] Johnstown Daily Trib, Feb 22 1898 David Seese, well known farmer of Paint Twp., Somerset Co., d. at his home, near Scalp Level Post Office, at noon yest. He was b. 76 yrs ago Paint Twp., where he spent his entire life. He has a half-bro., Conrad Seese residing in VA. Beside his wife, nee Mary Thomas, he is survived by sons & dau.s: Ephraim, Bedford Co.; Hiram, at home; Valentine, Israel, William, & Daniel, Paint Twp.; Barbara, w/o Samuel Long, & Emma, w/o Louis Rummel, who reside near the Seese homestead. Rev. Hiram Musselman, of German Bapt. Ch., of which Mr. Seese was memb., will conduct the obsequies tomorrow, bur. Berkey German Bapt. Ch. Graveyard, Paint Twp.1850 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
56 Sees, David 30 M Laborer
Sees, Mary 26 F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Jun H. J. Boyts
1 126 122 Seese David 48 M W farmer 4,000 Pa
Seese Mary 35 F W wife Pa
Seese Ephraim 19 M W At Home Pa
Seese Israel 17 M W At Home Pa
Seese Valentine 15 M W At Home Pa
Seese Barbara 13 F W At Home Pa
Seese Hiram 11 M W At Home Pa
Seese William 9 M W At Home Pa
Seese Emma 6 F W At Home Pa
Seese Daniel 1 M W At Home Pa

[NI041786] When Ogletown postoffice was established, a name change from Felix postoffice, J. L. Baumgardner became 1st postmaster.
Somerset Leader Nov 8 1929: JOSIAH L. BAUMGARDNER, aged 80, d of heart trouble at his home at Ogletown Fri morn. He was b Scalp Level, Jun 20 1849. s/o Adam & Mary (Ripple) Baumgardner. Survived by widow, Mrs. Amanda (Horner) Baumgardner, & chdn: Mrs. Clarence Thomas & Roy & Lewis Baumgardner, all Ogletown, & Harry Baumgardner, Arrow. He was memb Windber Ev Ch.

[NI041794] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Mathias Hofecker State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0044 Color: W Age: 53 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0124 Co.: Bucks Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01780303 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 55, PA
Son John 6-, NR

[NI041800] 1850 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 7 Nov Henry Cook
23 90 96 HORNER John C. 48 M Farmer 2,500 PA
HORNER Elizabeth 42 F PA
HORNER Isaac 18 M Laborer PA
HORNER Daniel 16 M Laborer PA
HORNER Sarah 14 F PA
HORNER Franklin 12 M PA
HORNER John B. 10 M PA
HORNER Jeremiah 8 M PA
HORNER Cyrus 5 M PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 17, 1860
423 37 2777 2812 Horner John C. 59 M farmer 3600 1350 PA
Horner Elizabeth 49 F PA
Horner Franklin 23 M farm laborer PA
Horner John B. 21 M farm laborer PA
Horner Jerimaih 18 M farm laborer PA
Horner Cyrus 16 M farm laborer PA
Horner Elizabeth 10 F PA

[NI041802] Like others of his surname in the earlier generations of the family, Squire Horner was a prominent man in his community in his time. In 1809 Governor Snyder commissioned him Justice of the Peace, an office then of much dignity, acurying the title of "Squire", while the officer himself was generally regarded as the 1st man in the Twp. Johnstown Demo, Oct. 18, 1865 From "The Valley of the Conemaugh" by Thomas J. Chapman pgs 196-199: CHRISTIAN HORNER, ESQ. d at his residence, Jenner twp, Somerset CCo.,Fri 6 Oct 1865, b Franklin CCo.,25 Jan 1778, 87 yrs, 8 mo 12 dys old. Mr. Horner m 1st in 1799, by Rev. Stoy, founder of Stoystown, Somerset Co. The same yr he removed within the present limits of Cambria Co.,located near where the reservoir now is. He was compelled to camp out with his family, under a tree, till he had a cabin erected to protect them from the winter. This was the yr before Johnstown was laid out by Joseph Johns, & several yrs before Cambria Co. was erected. Subsequently, 'Squire Horner, as he was familiarly called, removed to the farm on which Joseph Geis now lives, Richland Twp, & within 3 mi.s of Johnstown, till 1847, when he removed to Somerset Co. Mr. Horner, in common with the residents of Cambria Co.,at that early day, had to endure great hardships. Salt could not be procured at any nearer point than Bloody Run, in Bedford Co. Here the settlers, their only road a narrow bridle path, would annually resort, & exchange their furs for iron & salt, & then lead their horses, laden with these necessary articles, over the mountains to their homes, in the then wilderness. Salt at that day cost $4 per bushel, & money was much scarcer that greenbacks are now. John Horner, father of Christian Horner, at an early day, dedicated the lot on the bank of the Stony Creek, now adjoining Sandy Vale Cem., as a family burying ground. The 1st person bur. in this lot, was a dau. of Christian Horner, who d. some time in the yr 1800. In 1809, Gov. Snyder commissioned Mr. Horner a Justice of the Peace for Conemaugh Twp, Cambria Co. It will give some idea of Esq. Horner's jurisdiction, when we state the fact that Conemaugh Twp then embraced the territory in which are now included the Twps of Conemaugh, Croyle, Summerhill, Jackson, Taylor, Yoder, & Richland, & the boros of Johnstown, Conemaugh, Prospect, Millville, Cambria, & Wilmore. This office he held until his removal to Somerset Co. in 1847. Mr. Horner was m. 2nd time in 1828, & leaves a widow to survive him at the age of 82 yrs. He had in all 15 chldn, 11 of whom are living. He also leaves 117gchldn, 102 ggchldn to mourn his death. Esq. Horner's remains were brought to this place, & interred in the Horner family burying ground, where his dau. has slept for 65 yrs. A large no. of our citizens turned out to pay their last respects to his memory. Thus, at a ripe old age, has passed away another of Cambria's pioneers. Soon the last will be gone, & then will perish much that ought to be carefully gathered for the pgs of history. A narrative of the trials undergone, & the scenes witnessed by Mr. Horner, in the early dys of the settlement of this Co.,would make a volume at once eloquent & thrilling, a vol. which our sons & dau.s could read with far more profit, than anything presented in the pgs of fiction. We little know, & still less appreciate the toils, the privations, the dangers, our fathers endured, in order that they might make this wilderness "bloom & blossom as the rose" for us. Honor to their memory! Peace to their ashes!
1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 23 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
9 175 183 Horner Christian 72 M W Farmer 1,000 PA
10 175 183 Horner Eve 65 F W PA

[NI041804] The 1st traces of the old patriarch, John Horner, Sr., or "Johannes Hanauer", are found in the early 1740's near Hanover, in Berwick Twp., York Co. His sons were born as follows: John, abt 1743; Abraham, 1745; Solomon abt 1751; Frederick abt 1754; Daniel abt 1757; & Elias abt 1759. There is no doubt that the "Johannes Hanauer" who married Susannah Dick in St. Matthews Luth Church in Hanover, York Co., on Jun 4 1765, is John Horner, Jr. There are copies of York Co. deeds which transfer property back & forth between Adam Dick, Susanna's father, & John Horner, Jr. York Co. deed 2-E-203, Sep. 7, 1770, transferred a plantation from Adam Dick to Jonas Wolf & John Horner, Jr., both of Berwick Twp. Then on Apr 24 1786, York Co. deed 2-D-255 divides property in Berwick Twp. among the heirs of Adam Dick, with 1/6 going to Susanna, wife of John Horner. The yr 1770 was the period when the Horners left Berwick Twp. & moved across the 1st chain of mountains into Franklin (then Cumberland) Co.., which was the frontier. They, lived in log houses or cabins, & there were constant Indiana atrocities, burnings, killings, scalpings, & taking of captives. The Horners attended a segment of the German Bapt. Ch. The congregation for yrs "carried their guns regularly to church, stacked them by the door, & placed a sentinel by them to give the alarm, so that the men could rush to their arms." During & after the Rev. War, the Horners prospered & multiplied. With the end of the war, peace had finally descended upon the Cumberland Valley, the menace of the Indians having receded. During the 1780's, the Horners continued to increase their land holdings, & in the latter half of the decade John Horner, Jr., increased the acres of his estate, known as "Hornhead", located near Waynesboro & still farmed to this day. During this time, the German religious sects had roving preachers whose circuits took them into the western wilds. Those "men of God" returned with stories of the vast areas of virgin timber & fertile ground just waiting to be taken. The spirit of adventure was aroused & more & more early Amer.s were packing up & moving westward. John Horner, Jr. had become a well-to-do man in the Cumberland Valley, he obviously had decided as early as 1796 to follow his eldest son, Adam, into "The Promised Land" of Somerset Co. because he began selling off his properties in Franklin Co.. On May 7 1796, he & his wife, Susannah, sold "Hornhead" to Philip Hollinger for 1300 pounds, an enormous amount of money in those days. At the time of the 1st census in 1790, all the Horners were in Franklin Co.. John, Jr. had a family of 8 sons & 2 daug.s, many of them fully grown. Abraham had 4 sons & a daug., & Solomon had 7 chldrn. By the time of the 2nd census in 1800, John, Sr. & all of his sons, with the exception of Elias, were living in Somerset Co.. The westward migration was made in several increments with 1 or more families moving every yr or so. The same Conestoga wagons likely ferried back & forth, serving each contingent. Every thing they needed had to be brought with them. Tools, cooking utensils, stoves, tables, chairs, beds & bedding, barrels of food, & needs for next yrs crops all had to be brought along. Anything forgotten or broken had to be improvised, borrowed from distant neighbors, or done without. The Horners took the difficult northern route, northwest to Chambersburg, then along the Forbes Rd, now US Route 30. This took them past Ft Loudon, McConnellsburg, Everett, Bedford, & Stoystown, where they split up & fanned outward, Abraham south to Brothersvalley Twp., Daniel (who about 1805 would move to Ontario), Frederick, Solomon & John north to what was then all Quemahoning Twp.. Frederick's 50 acres was located in the area which became Jenners Twp. in 1811, & John, Jr. settled farthest north, on 200 acres in the northern valley of the Stonycreek River, which became part of Conemaugh Twp. in the new Cambria Co.. Cambria Co. was created by the Act of Mar 26 1804, from parts of Somerset, Bedford & Huntingdon Co.s. It's name is the old name for Wales, & many of the original settlers in the central part of the new Co. were Welsh. John Horner, Jr., was prominent enough to be named as one of the 3 men to accept the title for the land which was donated for the Court House. The oldest title for land in what is now Cambria Co., which was actually occupied & cultivated, in the Horner title, in the 7th Ward (Hornerstown) of the city of Johnstown, extending into Dale Borough & Walnut Grove, then in Stonycreek Twp.. It is officially known as the "Adams Improvement, or the Mill Seat", or otherwise as the Peter Snyder survey, which became vested in John Horner in 1797. Samuel & Solomon Adams & their sis. Rachel occupied it about 1770. Samuel Adams was on his way from this land to the block house at Bedford when he was killed in the Indian duel at Sandy Run in 1771. Peter Snyder sold his warrant to Henry Hill on Jul 28 1774, & May 28 1776, 36 days before the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed, the commonwealth issued a patent for it to Mr. Hill, who sold it to George Clymer. The title passed through several parties & became vested in Martin Reilly, who sold it to John Horner, June 3, 1797. John Horner built a dwelling & storeroom near the Von Lunen Rd & Solomon's Run, & opened a store. About 1800 he erected a saw mill & grist mill on the run, & also had some kind of a weaving mill connected with the enterprise. 1 of the rooms in the mill was used for pay schools during the winter season. In addition to the Snyder tract, he acquired other land contiguous, so that at his death he owned 478 acres, besides some lots, then in the village of Conemnaugh, which he had purchased from Joseph Johns. John Horner died intestate at his residence, apparently in 1824. There is confusion because another John Horner recorded a will on Mar 29 1814, which was probated Apr 12 1814. Although his wife's name was also Susannah, he was illiterate, signing his will with an "X", & had 4 chldrn under 10 yrs of age in the 1810 census, who would receive their shares "as they come of age". In 1825 the land was divided in partition proceedings & the estate settled. This land was divided in 4 parcels & described thus: No. 1. Part of a tract called the Mill seat containing 140 ac.s 85 perches, adjoining lands of Peter Morgan, Joseph Harshberger, et al, & now in the possession of Jonas Horner. Value $9.95 per ac. Jonas Horner took this part at the valuation & paid the other heirs their share of the estate. All of this parcel lies south of what is now known as Messenger St., & southeast of Von Lunen Rd. No 2 contained 108 ac.s 116 perches & adjoined the lands of John Anderson & others, then in the possession of Jacob Horner. It is likely all of it lies north of Messenger St. & extends to the Charles Campbell survey. It was valued at $6.62 per ac. Jacob Horner accepted this valuation & likewise paid the other heirs. No. 3 contained about 150 ac.s & lay on both sides of Solomon's Run, adjoining the lands of Lewis Wissinger & others, then in the occupancy of Adam Horner, who took it at the appraised value of 50 cents per ac. It is in Stonycreek Twp.. No. 4 was a parcel held by improvements, containing 80 ac.s, situated on the Stonycreek river, adjoining the lands of Samuel Kuhns & others, then in the occupancy of Joseph Aish. It was valued at $15, & taken by Frederick Horner. It lies on the west side of the river, above the Moxham bridge. Thus it will be observed that the 3 sons, Adam, Jacob and Jonas, became the owners of all the land on the east side of the Stonycreek river, which is now included in the 7th ward, Dale, & Walnut Grove. The Horner family rarely made wills. Occasionally the land has been divided by aportition proceedings in court, but frequently the family did it by an amicable partition, giving deeds to each other, & in many instances did not record them, which ommission makes a break in the paper chain of title. John HORNER had come from England abt the middle of the 18th century & had settled in Washington Twp., Franklin Co.. He was the owner of a farm, grist mill, distillery, & a general store.

[NI041805] He had arrived by 1745; 1st known to have been in Berwick Twp, York (later Adams Co), Hanover, PA. Listed with son Solomon on PA's 1st state tax list of Antrim Twp, Cumberland, PA, in 1778.
The 1st traces of the old patriarch, John Horner, Sr., or "Johannes Hanauer", are found in the early 1740's near Hanover, Berwick Twp., York Co. His sons were b. as follows: John, abt 1743; Abraham, 1745; Solomon abt 1751; Frederick abt 1754; Daniel abt 1757; & Elias abt 1759. There is no doubt that the "Johannes Hanauer" who m. Susannah Dick in St.. Matthews Luth. Ch., Hanover, York Co., June 4, 1765, is John Horner, Jr. There are copies of York Co. deeds which transfer property back & forth between Adam Dick, Susanna's father, & John Horner, Jr. York Co. deed 2-E-203, Sep 7 1770, transferred a plantation from Adam Dick to Jonas Wolf & John Horner, Jr., both of Berwick Twp... Then on April 24, 1786, York Co. deed 2-D-255 divides property in Berwick Twp. among the heirs of Adam Dick, with 1/6 going to Susanna, wife of John Horner. The yr 1770 was the period when the Horners left Berwick Twp. & moved across the 1st chain of mountains into Franklin (then Cumberland) Co.., which was the frontier. They, like everyone else, lived in log houses or cabins, & there were constant Indian atrocities, burnings, killings, scalpings, & taking of captives. The Horner attended a segment of the German Baptist Church. The congregation for yrs "carried their guns regularly to church, stacked them by the door, & placed a sentinel by them to give the alarm, so that the men could rush to their arms." During & after the Rev. war, the Horners prospered & multiplied. With the end of the war, peace had finally descended upon the Cumberland Valley, the menace of the Indians having receded. During the 1780's, the Horners continued to increase their land holdings, & in the latter half of the decade John Horner, Jr., increased the acreage of his esate, known as "Hornhead", located near Waynesboro & still farmed to this day. During this time, the German religious sects had roving preachers whose circuits took them into the western wilds. Those "men of God" returned with stories of the vast areas of virgin timber & fertile ground just waiting to be taken. The sprit of adventure was aroused & more & more early Amer.s were packing up & moving westward John Horner, Jr. had become a well-to-do man in the Cumberland Valley, however, he obviously had decided as early as 1796 to follow his eldest son, Adam, into "The Promised land" of Somerset Co. because he began selling off his properties in Franklin Co.. On May 7, 1796, he & his wife, Susannah, sold "Hornhead" to Philip Hollinger for thirteen hundred pounds, an enormous amount of money in those days. At the time of the 1st census in 1790, all the Horners were in Franklin Co.. John, Jr. had a family of eight sons & two daughters, many of them fully grown. Abraham had four sons & a daughter, & Solomon had seven chldn. By the time of the second census in 1800, John, Sr. & all of his sons, with the exception of Elias, were living in Somerset Co.. The westward migration was made in several increments with one or more families moving every yr or so. The same Conestoga wagons likely ferried back & forth, serving each contingent. Everything they needed had to be brought with them. Tools, cooking utensils, stoves, tables, chairs, beds & bedding, barrels of food, & needs for next yrs crops all had to be brought along. Anything forgotten or broken had to be improvised, borrowed from distant neighbors, or done without. The Horners took the difficult northern route, northwest to Chambersburg, then along the Forbes Road, now US Route 30. This took them past Fort Loudon, McConnellsburg, Everett, Bedford, & Stoystown, where they split up & fanned outward, Abraham south to Brothersvalley Twp., Daniel (who abt 1805 would move to Ontario), Frederick, Solomon & John north to what was then all Quemahoning Twp.. Frederick's 50 acres was located in the area which became Jenners Twp. in 1811, & John, Jr. settled farthest north, on 200 acres in the northern valley of the Stonycreek River, which became part of Conemaugh Twp. in the new Cambria Co.. Cambria Co. was created by the Act of March 26, 1804, from parts of Somerset, Bedford & Huntingdon counties. It's name is the old name for Wales, & many of the original settlers in the central part of the new Co. were Welsh. John Horner, Jr., was prominent enough to be named as one of the three men to accept the title for the land which was donated for the Court House. The oldest title for land in what is now Cambria Co., which was actually occupied & cultivated, is the Horner title, in the Seventh Ward (Hornerstown) of the city of Johnstown, extending into Dale Borough & Walnut Grove, then in Stonycreek Twp.. It is officially known as the "Adams Improvement, or the Mill Seat", or toherwise as the Peter Snyder survey, which became vested in John Horner in 1797. Samuel & Solomon Adams & their sister Rachel occupied it abt 1770. Samuel Adams was on his way from this land to the block house at Bedford when he was killed in the Indian duel at S&y Run in 1771. Peter Snyder sold his warrant to Henry Hill on Jul 28, 1774, & on May 28, 1776, thrity-six days before the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed, the commonwealth issued a patent for it to Mr. Hill, who sold it to George Clymer. The title passed through several parties & became vested in Martin Reilly, who sold it to John Horner, June 3, 1797. John Horner built a dwelling & storeroom near the Von Lunen road & Solomon's Run, & opened a store. abt 1800 he erected a saw mill & grist mill on the run, ans also had some kind of a weaving mill connected with the enterprise. One of the rooms in the mill was used for pay schools during the winter season. In addition to the Snyder tract, he acquired other land contiguous, so that at his death he owned 478 acres, besides some lots, then in the village of Conemnaugh, which he had purchased from Joseph Johns. John Horner d. intestate at his residence, apparently in 1824. There is confusion because another John Horner recorded a will on March 29, 1814, which was probated April 12, 1814. Although his wife's name was also Susannah, he was illiterate, signing his will with an "X", & had 4 chldn under ten yrs of age in the 1810 census, who would receive their shares "as they come of age". The Horner family rarely made wills. Occasionally the land has been divided by partition proceedings in court, but frequently the family did it by an amicable partition, giving deeds to each other, & in many instances did not record them, which ommission makes a break in the paper chain of title. In 1825 the land was divided in partition proceedings & the estate settled. This land was divided in 4 parcels & described thus: No. 1. Part of a tract called the Mill seat containing 140 acres 85 perches, adjoining lands of Peter Morgan, Joseph Harshberger, et al, & now in the possession of Jonas Horner. Value $9.95 per acre. Jonas Horner took this part at the valuation & paid the other heirs their share of the estate. All of this parcel lies south of what is now known as Messenger street, & southeast of Von Lunen road. No. 2, contained 108 acres 116 perches & adjoined the lands of John &erson & others, then in the possession of Jacob Horner. It is likely all of it lies north of Messenger street & extends to the Charles Campbell survey. It was valued at $6.62 per acre. Jacob Horner accepted this valuation & likewise paid the other heirs. No. 3 contained abt 150 acres & lay on both sides of Solomon's Run, adjoining the lands of Lewis Wissinger & others, then in the occupancy of Adam Horner, who took it at the appraised value of 50 cents per acre. It is in Stonycreek Twp. No. 4 was a parcel held by improvements, containing eighty acres, situated on the Stonycreek river, adjoining the lands of Samuel Kuhns & others, the in the occupancy of Joseph Aish. It was valued at $15, & taken by Frederick Horner. It lies on the west side of the river, above the Moxham bridge. Thus it will be observed that the three sons, Adam, Jacob & Jonas, became the owners of all the land on the east side of the Stonycreek river, which is now included in the Seventh ward (Hornerstown), Dale, & Walnut Grove.

[NI041808] Paint Twp. Taxable inhabitants for 1837 David Livingston - saw & grist mill & carding machine

[NI041810] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 17 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
32 157 150 Levingston Susan 38 F W Keeping House 600 200 Pa
33 157 150 Levingston Delilah 14 F W At Home Pa
34 157 150 Levingston Eliza 12 F W At Home Pa
35 157 150 Levingston Caroline 10 F W At Home Pa
36 157 150 Levingston Abraham 7 M W At Home Pa

[NI041812] Johnstown Daily Trib, Mar. 15, 1910 AGED MRS. SEESE DEAD Resident of Ogletown, Somerset Co., Passes Away in 80th Yr; Mrs. Rachel Seese, wife of Emanuel Seese, of near Ogletown, died yesterday of heart trouble. The deceased was almost 80 yrs of age, & was one of the best known & most highly respected residents of that locality. Besides her husb., she is survived the following chldrn: Joseph, Jacob & Emanuel Seese, of Ogle Twp.; Abram Seese & Susan, wife of Henry Barnhart, of Paint Borough; Edward Seese, & Mary, wife of Jacob Wirick, of South Fork; & Fred, of Johnstown. 45 gchldrn & 31 ggchldrn also survive. The funeral will take place at 2 pm Thur. from the Ogletown Luth Ch of which the deceased was a member for many yrs. Interment will follow in the church Cem..

[NI041830] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Franklin S Horner State: PA Dist: 0093 Color: W Age: 74 B Pl: PA Visit: 0029 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02140964 Other Residents:
Wife Rachael 65, PA

[NI041832] Jeremiah S. Horner, deceased, was a native of Richland Twp & the son of John C. Horner, who settled in Cambria Co. more than 120 yrs ago. The old Horner homestead was recently sold to Berwin-White Coal Co., Johnstown. To Mr & Mrs Jeremiah S. Horner the following chldrn were born: Frank B.; Lizzie, married Daniel Custer, Scalp Level, PA; Manfred, Windber; Mary, married I.J. Varner, Salix; Sevilla, married Shannon Mickle; & Nathan, Roaring Springs. Frank B. Horner attended the old Kieper school in Adams Twp. & engaged in farming on the home place untill 1893, when he purchased his present farm of 120 acres in Adams Twp.. He has specialized in the breeding of registered Holstein cattle & does general farming. The Horner homestead is among the fine residences of the Co. and is surrounded by modern farm buildings.

[NI041833] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Cyrus Horner State: PA Enumeration District: 0154 Color: W Age: 65 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0005 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02140943 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 56, PA
Son Irvin 30, PA

[NI041835] 1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 17, 1860
421 11 2758 2794 Baumgardener Isaac 32 M farm laborer 200 PA
Baumgardener Caroline 29 F PA
Baumgardener Levinia 8 F PA
Baumgardener Mary A 4 F PA
Baumgardener Adam 2 M PA
Baumgardener Henry 2 M PA
Johnstown, Pa., Trib 18 Aug 1903 Isaac BAUMGARDNER, an aged & respected citizen of Scalp Level, d at his residence at 8:30 am today, after a long illness of general debility. He was b in Richland Twp 78 yrs ago on the farm now occupied by Peter Wingard. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. John BAUMGARDNER have been dead a long time. Isaac BAUMGARDNER was a brother of Christian BAUMGARDNER, of Johnstown, Mrs. Thomas WISSINGER, Samuel, John & Daniel BAUMGARDNER, of Scalp Level, & Jonathan of Geistown. The deceased spent his entire life in Richland Twp & worked on a farm until a short time ago. He was m in that Twp many yrs ago to Miss Catherine LEHMAN, who survives him, with 2 sons: Henry, Johnstown & Elmer, Scalp Level, both of whom are engaged in the butchering business. Mr. BAUMGARDNER serv Civil War Co (letter illegible), 54th Reg't, PA Vols, under Capt William D. Bonaker now of FL. He enlisted Aug 1862 & serv until Dec 23 1863. He was badly wounded in the arm at Piedmont. Rev. D. S. Poling, pastor of Scalp Level UE Ch will conduct the funeral servs in the ch at 9:30 am Thu after which the remains will be taken to Daniel Hoffman bur grounds, Paint Twp, Somerset Co.

[NI041849] Weaver, Walter H Sr 62, of 381 Ebensburg Rd, died at 8:10 pm Sept 28 1961. Born in Johnstown Dec 19 1898 a son of the late Adam & Mary A (Webb) Weaver. Preceded in death by 2 sons in infancy, bro. William & sis. Susan. Survived by widow, the former Eva J Bibby, & these chldrn: Wilmina, married to Boyd Byers, rear 379 Ebensburg Rd, Dolores, married to Thomas Montouro, 142 Clay St, Hackensack NJ, Mary Jane, married to Donald Armagost, 612 Coleman Ave, Shirley, married to Richard Penrod, Mineral Point, Walter Jr, married to former Donna Bender, 379 Ebensburg Rd, William, married to former Margaret Lego, 342 Ebensburg Rd, Beverly, married to John Romus, 1352 Good St, Darlene & Jack, both at home. A bro. Frank, Arlington CA, & sis. Mrs Esther Wagner, Ebensburg, 13 grandchildren. Member of Franklin St Methodist Church. Was employee of Johnstown Traction Co., Past 37 yrs, an asst. foreman. Member of AFL Street & Railways Workers 1279.

[NI041855] It is remembered that while a young girl Eva needed to move from her parent's home to help an aunt with the housework in the section of Johnstown known as Prospect. It was there that she met her would be husband, Walter. While hanging clothes one day the clothesline broke, and the young slender man next door came to her rescue. She later married him and moved into the house of his parents where Eva and Walter raised their own family. Walter worked on the Traction Company bus line.

[NI041859] Obit - Feb 18 1930 MILTON E. SHAFFER INSTANTLY KILLED IN FRANKLIN PLANT Bethleham Steel Co. Oakland Man Suffers Skull Fracture When Struck by Section of Cable. WAS CRANE INSPECTOR. Milton Ezra Shaffer, 46, of Scott Ave., Oakland, was instantly killed at 7:30 am today when struck by a section of steel cable while at work in the Franklin boiler house of the Cambria Plant. He suffered a fracture of the skull & was pronounced dead when removed to the Cambria Hosp. Mr. Shaffer had been employed in the Cambria Plant as a crane inspector for 6 yrs & his total serv. with the co. aggregated 20 yrs. Following an official investigation into the fatality, which developed from an eye-witness, Paul Krope, that Shaffer was killed outright, it was stated that the victim was resetting a limit switch on a drum operating a coal hoist & that he was struck by the cable in lowering a bucket. He was b. in Conemaugh Twp, above Franklin, where his parents, D. J. & Martha Jane (Custer) Shaffer, reside. He was m. 21 yrs ago to former Lilly Viola Mintmier, who survives with these chldrn: Emily Irene, Minnie Lucille, CLyde Milton & Jacque Lee, all at home. The following bro.s & sis.s also survive: Mrs. W. H. Ream & Mrs Gilbert Stormer, Strayer St.; Harry Shaffer, Messenger St., Irvin Shaffer, Sunday St., Jacob E. Shaffer, Lemon St.; Walter Shaffer, Richland Twp, & Ralph Shaffer, who resides with his parents. The deceased was a member of the Oakland M. E. Church, Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

[NI041860] Johnstown Trib Apr 1918 ADAM HENRY WEAVER, janitor of the Washington School, d pneumonia last eve at Weaver residence, 379 Ebensburg Rd., 12th Ward, Johnstown, He had been ill a wk. The funeral Sat. afternoon, serv.s conducted by Rev. Dr. C. C. Hays, pastor of 1st Presb. Ch., of which Mr. Weaver was a memb. Bur. Grandview Cem. Adam H. Weaver b Germany May 9 1860 s/o Henry & Elizabeth Weaver. His father d Germany when Adam Weaver was a mere child, & his mother brought him to Amer. & settled Johnstown abt 1869. His mother d here 13 yrs ago. Adam Weaver m Ms Mary A Webb, d/o Frederick Webb, Paint Twp., Somerset, Johnstown by Rev. Dr. David J. Beale, pastor 1st Presby. Ch., May 4 1887. Mrs. Weaver survives her hus. with these chldn: Frank Weaver, 288 Ebensburg Rd; William Weaver, 277 Ebensburg Rd; Susan, w/o Henry Rose, Solomon Rd; Walter & Mrs. Esther Weaver, at home. Mr. Weaver was half-bro. of William Seibert, 381 Ebensburg Rd. There are 8 gchldrn.

[NI041865] Johnstown Trib May 19 1931 MRS. MARY WEAVER EXPIRES PROSPECT, 64, d this morn 10 am at her home, 379 Ebensburg Rd., following an illness of several mo.s of a complication of diseases. w/o Adam Weaver who passed away 14 yrs ago. d/o Emanuel & Mary (Seese) Webb, both deceased, b Apr 11 1866, Somerset Mrs. Weaver is survived by 5 chldn. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet.

[NI041867] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 13 Nov by Henry Cook
41 188 196 CUSTER Jacob 56 M Farmer 1,000 PA
42 188 196 CUSTER Christianna 50 F PA
1 188 196 CUSTER George 19 M Laborer PA
2 188 196 CUSTER Elizabeth 22 F PA
3 188 196 CUSTER Samuel 17 M Laborer PA
4 188 196 CUSTER John 15 M PA
5 188 196 CUSTER Sarah 11 F PA
6 188 196 CUSTER Jacob 6 M PA

[NI041869] "Grandfather, John Custer, was a native of MD, but removed to Somerset Co., PA. He was a shoemaker & farmer by occupation. He resided in Somerset Co. until his death."[His father moved to Somerset Co. between 1800 & 1810, at an advanced age, & in his 1812 will he identifies himself as "of Strassburg", which is in Franklin Co., PA John Custer, son of John Custer, was born in one of the eastern co.s of PA, probably Cumberland, & followed agricultural pursuits all his life. He removed to Somerset Co., PA after his marriage, acquired a tract of land in the woods, & cleared a part of this for farm purposes.. He died in Somerset Co., & is buried in Shade twp. [His grave has been located beside his bro. Frederick along the road between Davidsville & Foustwell in Conemaugh Twp. He married-------------, & they had chldrn: 1. Frederick, who settled in Richland twp. & spent his life there. He married Sophie Fisher. 2. Henry, remained in Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA & is buried on his farm. He married a Miss Holsapple. 3. Abraham, settled in Morrison's Cove, PA & died there. He married Martha _____ 4. Susan, married George Berkebile, died in Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA. 5. Elizabeth, married Daniel Woodford, died in Shade twp., Somerset Co., PA. 6. Martha, married John Shaffer, died in Shellsburg, Bedford, Co., PA. 7. Jacob, see forward. There are 19 stones in the Custer Family Graveyard, located just off the edge of Miller-Picking Rd, right at the top of the hill coming from Foustwell towards Davidsville, In Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co. 2 are of regular marble, & are both broken & extremely faded, but they can be read as John Kuster & Frederick Kuster. Both also have 'Rev. War Veteran' flags next to them. Of the remaining 17, all are rough fieldstones, & only 3 of those have inscriptions, comprised solely of initials and yrs: 1. EK 1841 is assumed to be Elizabeth (Stover) Kuster, wife of Frederick. 2. BK 1837 could be John's wife, although my current records list a 21 Oct 1837 date of death for Elizabeth. 3. MBK 185 no furthers digits could be made out on the date. This probably is John & Frederick's mother, Margaret Barbara (Bleistein) Kuster. As John Sr died in 1812, the date is likely 1815. 1820--Moved from Franklin Co. to Conemaugh Co.

[NI041871] I, Margaret Custer, widow of John Custer, dec'd late of Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co. do hereby renounce my right to the administration upon the Estate of my said husband & also I acknowledge I have rec'd from Frederick Custer the Administrator with the will annexed & the several articles bequeathed to me by the will of my said husband which is in full satisfaction of my dower or 3rd of the pension of Estate of the deceased. Witness my hand & seal 11 Sep 1812. Her X mark (Margrate Kustard) Witnesses: Peter Berkey & Johanes.

[NI041878] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Lewis Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0152 Color: W Age: 48 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0228 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680530 Other Residents:
Wife Amanda 47, PA
Son Roy 17, PA

[NI041885] Trib Dec 24 1907 George Custer, Who Has Relatives in This City, d. of Dropsy Yesterday. Relatives in this city received word yesterday of his death, at his home near Salix. 81 yrs of age. expired shortly after noon. Besides wife, survived 1 son, Jacob, Horner st., this city. Bro.s of the deceased Samuel Custer, Richland Twp; John Custer, 14th Ward, & Jacob P. Custer, Gautier st. Following serv.s 9 am tomorrow in the Palestine Ch., near Salix, the remains will be laid to rest in the Snavely Cem. in Richland Twp.
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 9, 1860
472 31 2625 2659 Kuster George 27 M farm laborer 200 PA
Kuster Elizabeth 29 F PA
Kuster Jacob 6 M PA

[NI041889] Obit - Johnstown Trib abt 1908. Samuel J. CUSTER, had been sick for some time at his residence, No. 975 Bedford St., Walnut Grove, d. 6:25 pm last eve, aged 75 yrs, 2 mo.s & 28 dys. His death was due to stomach trouble. He had been bedfast for 5 wks. The deceased was b. in Richland Twp, near the Mt Hope Ch., where he resided until 1879, when he came to Johnstown & started to work for the Cambria Iron Co. He later became a driller for the Lorain Steel Co. in Moxham, removing from the farm near Elton in 1892 - he moved to Walnut Grove 3 mo.s ago. The deceased was m. twice. 1st wife was Ms Elizabeth RIBBLETT, Conemaugh Twp., d. 1875. 2 yrs later m. to Ms Barbara MOOSE, South Fork, who survives him. 8 chldrn were b. to 1st union, 6 of whom survive, as follows: David S., 13th ward; Christiana, w/o William D. MILLER, Dale Boro; Emanuel & Richard, Walnut Grove; Albert S., Ontario, Can.; & Mrs. William H. MOCK, Walnut Grove. Ms Emma Jane CUSTER drowned in the Great Flood of 1889 & Henry CUSTER was fatally injured 12 yrs ago by being kicked by a horse. 2 chldrn were b, to the 2nd wife as follows: Ida Irene, w/o J. F. WISSINGER, Richland Twp & James B., at home. Mr. CUSTER bro. of Jacob B. CUSTER, Gautier St.; John, 14th ward; & Mrs. Sarah STRAYER, Horner St. The funeral will take place 9 am tomorrow when the deceased's pastor, Rev. Dr. J. Q. A. Curry of the Dale United Ev. Ch, will conduct the funeral serv.s. He will be assisted by Rev. D. S. Hafer of the Luth. Ch, of Scalp Level. The remains will be laid to rest at the Mount Hope Cem.
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA HA McPike, Aug 10, 1860
408 9 2665 2702 Kuster Saml J. 27 M farmer 380 PA
Kuster Elizabeth 29 F PA
Kuster David 5 M PA
Kuster Christina 3 F PA
Kuster Emanuel 2 M PA
Kuster Christina 59 F 1500 100 PA
Kuster Jacob 16 M farm laborer PA

[NI041892] Soundex, 1880, Franklin Boro, Cambria Co PA 20 195 28 1
Ezra Custer 28
Sarah A w 24
Ida d 4
Milton s 3/12
Soundex, 1900, East Conemaugh, Cambria Co PA 52 116 21 14
Ezra Custer Feb 1852
Harriet w Mar 1858
Olive P Brawler sd Feb 1886
Earl J Brawler ss Apr 1890
EJ s Oct 1897

[NI041893] Trib-Demo Jan 9 1961 CUSTER - Albert M., 88, 336 Arthur St., d. eve. Jan 8 1961, Mem. Hosp. b. Conemaugh Twp. Mar 28 1873, s/o Henry & Phoebe (Hugh) Custer. Preceded by 12 bro.s & sis.s. Survived by widow, Ellen Miller, chldn: Howard M. m/to Elizabeth Shaffer, 1750 Sunshine Ave.; Stella M. w/o Roy Diehl, Roaring Spring; Harry C., m/to Midlred Boring, Mill Hall; Helen I., w/o Philip Cook, 926 Bloom St., & Homer E., at home; 4 gchldn & 9 ggchldn. Life mem. Beulah EUB Ch.. Former mem. board of trustees. Serv. yrs as Dale Boro councilman. Pensioner of Bethlehem Steel Co. Friends received 7 pm Tue Fred G. Geisel Funeral Home, serv. 1 pm Thu., Rev. Budd R. Smith & Dr. Boyd E. Coleman. Bur. Mt. Hope Cem.
Soundex, 1900, Conemaugh Twp, Cambria Co PA 51 109 17 46
Albert Custer Mar 1874
Ellen w Oct 1874
Howard s Nov 1897
Stella d Oct 1899
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Albert M Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 8154 Color: W Age: 37 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0123 County: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680417 Other Residents:
Wife Ellan 36, PA
Son Howard M 12, PA
Daughter Stella M 10, PA
Son Harry C 05, PA
Daughter Hellen L 02, PA
Father-in-law Christan M Miller 69, PA

[NI041896] Johnstown Trib Democrat, Aug. 4, 1958 William Bibby died at 10 a.m. on Aug. 1, 1958. He was a member of the Trinity EUB Church, Scalp Level, & Scalp Level Local 5229 UMWA. William R. Bibby was born to George & Catherine Drybugh Bibby in Decatur Twp. on Oct. 23, 1883, their only child to be born in Amer. No legal papers were filed on William's birth - perhaps George & Catherine were confused as to the proper filing procedure. When William was 7 his father bought property that was to be known as Bibbysville. This was the only home Will, as he was called, ever knew. Will went to work in the mines, as his older bro.s had done, at the early age of about 9 or 10. Here he worked very hard as his father had taught him & in his twilight yrs Will proudly spoke of these days. Will met Minnie Mae Smith, the daug. of Abraham J. & Eva Janetta Smith when he was 22. Minnie has been born on Nov. 2, 1889. In the little town of Nanty Glo, PA, on Sept. 20, 1905, Will & Minnie began a life together as husband & wife. They lived in Smoke Run where they had 7 of their 10 chldrn. For awhile Will & Minnie lived in Clearfield where Will worked for the bus line. In 1927 they moved to Johnstown & a few yrs later they moved to Windber, making their home in the Mine 40 section of the town. Will worked for the Berwind coal mine in Windber until he retired in 1947. Will was known for his Scottish spunk, never giving up. It's remembered that with a sly grin one of the kids was always trying to get 'Pop' into a debate about a world situation - just to see if 'Pop' would give in. He seldom did. Will's grandchldrn remember him affectionately - they recall Grandpa Bibby's rides in Plymouth car to get an ice cream. Grandpa would sing silly songs in a Scottish brogue to hear his grandchldrn giggle & laugh. Minnie always said, 'Will if full of devilment', he dearly loved to torment her to see her blush with embarassment - Minnie was a rather shy woman. When Will became ill, it was a very trying time for those who loved him. Will's face showed his concern, & the once happy, fun-loving man became a very quiet person. Will passed away on Aug. 1, 1958 at Windber Hosp.. Minnie, a gentle-proud woman, remained in her home; keeping it a place where the kids could always get a slice of jelly bread and a ready cup of coffee was waiting for the grownups. Minnie died suddenly in her home on June 15, 1966. She was laid to rest in Richland Cem. in Johnstown, PA, beside her partner of 53 yrs.

[NI041937] 1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 6 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
130A 42 41 44 Small Arthur Head W M June 1871 28 M 6 PA Scottland PA Cutting Logs 2 Yes Yes Yes R H
130A 43 41 44 Small Clara Wife W F Apr 1877 23 M 6 3 3 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
130A 44 41 44 Small John Son W M Mar 1894 6 S PA PA PA
130A 45 41 44 Small Mary J. Daughter W F July 1896 3 S PA PA PA
130A 46 41 44 Small Minnie Daughter W F Sept 1898 1 S PA PA PA

[NI041944] Trib-Demo Oct 22 1948 James Charles, 71, Ashtabula, OH, 10:10 am Oct 21 1948, in his home. b. Mar 18 1877, Clarion Co., s/o Alfred A. & Laura (DAVIS) POLING. Formerly resided in South Fork, Johnstown & Robindale. Survive widow, Mary HILDEBRAND, son, Harry, d. in early childhood. Bro. of William H. Poling, Midland; Lorenza D., Logantown; Owen E., Seward; Harry R., SouthFork; Jessie, w/o David HELSEL,Davidsville; Ms Laura Poling, South Fork; Mrs. Harold PIERSON, Hubbard, MN; & Gladys, w/o Frank HAYES, South Fork. Friends received in George Bros. Funeral Home South Fork. Serv.s at time to be announced. Rev. G. K. Hetrick, of South Fork E.U.B. Ch.; bur. South Fork Cem."

[NI041945] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jacob H Hershberger State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0128 Color: W Age: 53 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0248 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 02090434 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 50, PA
Son Wade 18, PA

[NI041952] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Emanuel Berkebile State: PA Enumeration District: 0093 Color: W Age: 59 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0416 County: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00470259 Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth 55, Pennsylvania
Son David 20, Pennsylvania
Son Daniel 17, Pennsylvania
Son Herman 15, Pennsylvania
Daughter Myrtle 13, Pennsylvania

[NI041956] OBIT: Johnstown Trib Johnstown, Cambria Co., Pa: Dec 14 1954: Miller, Adam Merley, 80, 159 Blaine St, d 9:30 am Dec 14 1954, Memorial Hosp.; b Johnstown, Jun 5 1874, s/o Adam & Mary Katherine (Bennett) Miller. Survived by widow, former Lucille Brown; son, Joseph V. Miller, Somerset Pike; a sis, Mrs. Emma Barkhammer, Strayer St, & a half-sis, Mrs. Mildred Deffenbaugh, Benshoff Hill. Preceded in death by 1st wife, Lucy (Kels) Miller. Memb of Grace EUB Ch. Friends received after noon Wed at the late residence where servs will be at 2 pm Fri. Rev. Arthur P. Peden. Bur Benshoff Cem.
1900 CENSUS, Johnstown, Cambria Co, Pa Blaine St, Dist No: 12, Dist #146 Sheet #8 taken Jun 6 by S.E. Strayer House #160 Dwelling #132 Family #142 Miller, Adam M, head w m b Jun 1874 age 25 m 6y b Pa parents b Pa occup: Steel Work Laborer, 0 mos not employed, can read, write, & speak english, home is owned, mortgaged, & is a home
Lucy wife w f b Apr 1872 age 28 m 6y mother of 3 chldn 2 living b Pa father b Germany mother Pa can read, write, & speak english
Vallie, son w m b Aug 1895, age 4 b Pa.
Mary, dau w f b Apr 1898, age 2 b Pa.

[NI041958] JOHNSTOWN TRIB 4-10-1935. MRS. WONDERS, d/o LATE JUDGE, DIES AT 76. 1st Ward Resident Expires Today; Confined to Home Since Last Fall. FUNERAL ON FRI. Mrs. Anga (Masters) Wonders, 76, w/o John W. Wonders & eldest d/o Judge & Mrs. Joseph Masters, passed way at the home of her son-in-law & daug Mr. & Mrs. Frank McCurdy, 234 School Pl., 1st Ward, between 8 & 9 am this morn. Mrs. Wonders death was due to a complication of ailments, she had been indoors since last fall. The deceased was b in old Millville Boro in Sep 1858 d/o Assc. Judge Joseph Masters & Mrs. Elizabeth (Shaffer) Masters. Her father d Jul 1918 & mother in Dec 1923. Mrs. Wonders was a sis of Albert M. Masters, Westmont, Mrs. Kate Kunkle, Coopersdale, Mrs. Hamilton Clough, 7th Ward & Mrs. John Spence, Coopersdale. These bros & sis' preceded her to the grave: George E. Masters, Mrs. Emma Greer, Frank Masters & Mrs. Cora Berkebile. Anga Masters & John W. Wonders were m at the Masters residence in Coopersdale in 1876 by Rev. Dr. A. J. Endsley & went to housekeeping in this city. Mr. Wonders death occurred here abt 30 yrs ago. In addition to her bro & sis' referred to above, Mrs. Wonders is survived by 2 sons, 2 daug, 16 gchldn. The sons are Dr. Homer Wonders, Philadelphia & Carey Wonders, Dale, & daugs are Mrs. Frank McCurdy, First ward & Mrs. Gilbert Bassi, Messenger St. For many yrs Mrs. Wonders was an active worker in 1st Luth Ch. She was a memb Quilting Committee of Women's Society connected with the 1st Ward parish. Her mother was one of the original membs of the quilting committee of Franklin St Meth Episc Ch & spent a great deal of her time every wk at 3rd Ward parish sewing for the ch. Funeral servs will be held Fri. After, the body will remain at the McCurdy home until noon when it will be then taken to the Picking Mortuary, 429 Somerset St, where Dr. George W. Nicely, pastor of Luth Ch will conduct servs at 2 pm. Bur. in the family plot in Grandview Cem. Dr. & Mrs. Wonders are expected to arrive here tomorrow to remain until after the funeral.

[NI041991] David VARNER, prosperous retired farmer, s/o Justus & Saloma (GROSENICKEL) Varner, & b Dec 27 1821, Richland Twp, Cambria Co. His gfather, Nicholas Varner, was native of Hagerstown, MD, but early in life located on farm on Frankstown Rd, Conemaugh Twp, this Co. There he established himself after clearing a lge tract of land, & spent all his active life in that community. He was oldline whig & although he took no active pt in politics was deeply interested in success of the party whose principles he advocated. Justus Varner, father, b Morrison's Cove, Bedford Co, PA, but on reaching the age of maturity he began life on his own account, & located on farm near Salix, this Co, & devoted his time to agriculture. Politically a whig, until organization of Republican party, when he adopted the principles of that organization, to which he has always yielded his hearty support. He m Saloma Grosenickel & had 5 boys & 7 girls: Susanna, w/o Daniel THOMAS; David; John farmer, Elton, this Co; Elizabeth w/o George CUSTER farmer near Salix; Rachel w/o Jacob GRAMLING; George deceased; Jesse farmer, Adams Twp; Sarah w/o Henry SMAY, Johnstown; Hannah w/o John REICHART, Pittsburgh, PA; & Christiana. David Varner's education was limited to common schools of the Co. The untiring energy that has always characterized his life developed at an early age; when but a boy he was employed to work by the day, receiving a compensation of $.50 a dy. By cultivating frugal & economic habits, & by his remarkable industry, at age of 23 he had saved sufficient money to purchase the farm on which he now lives. It contains 138 acs, but at the time of his purchase, only a portion of it was cleared. Since then he has cleared & improved greater part of his farm, & his labors have been well rewarded, as he now owns one of the fertile farms of this Co. He is republican, but while taking a normal interest in all political questions, has never sought nor held any office. He has taken more than an ordinary interest in religious affairs of his community; is memb UEC of that district, & during the greater part of his life has been an active supporter of that ch in which he has been an exhorter & class-leader for many yrs. May 3 1849, he m Miss Magdalena CUSTER, d/o Jacob Custer, Somerset Co, PA, & they have following chdn: Benjamin T., b 1850 & now a carpenter located in Adams Twp; Christiana, b Dec 30 1852 w/o Daniel STULL, Johnstown; & Sarah b Oct 26 1857, w/o Louis EMIGH, Adams Twp. Always thrifty & prudent, Mr. Varner has toiled hard, managed well & commands the respect & good will of his neighbors.
1850 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 13 Nov Henry Cook
16 177 184 VARNER David 27 M Farmer 1,000 PA
VARNER Martha 22 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 22, 1860
434 26 2854 2890 Varner David 37 M farmer 1500 700 PA
Varner Martha 32 F PA
Varner Franklin 11 M PA
Varner Christine 7 F PA
Varner Sarah 3 F PA

[NI041992] 1850 Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA 12 Oct by Henry Cook
1 15 15 Maneely John 29 M Farmer 414 Pa
Maneely Susan 31 F Pa X
Maneely Lucinda 7 F Pa
Maneely Catherine 6 F Pa
Maneely Jacob 4 M Pa
Maneely John 65 M none Ireland

[NI041993] History of Cambria Co., Henry Wilburn Storey, 1907 Pg 353, Vol. III. JACOB P. CUSTER, 5th s/o Jacob & Christiana (Kuntz) Custer, b. on the farm in Shad Twp., Somerset Co., PA, Jul 2 1844. He was but a yr old when his father removed to the farm in Richland Twp., Cambria Co., Pa. He attended the public school of his district until he was abt 14 yrs old, going to school in the winter & assisting on the farm in summer. He was 11 yrs old when his father d., & he commenced to work in the Cambria Iron Works the following yr. 1 yr he bound himself out as an apprentice to a carpenter for 3 yrs, learning the trade from David Wissinger, who was considered the best man in this line of business in that dy & section of the country. At the end of a few mo.s young Jacob was able to superintend the erection of a barn built for Daniel Kring, & at the end of 2 1/2 yrs Mr. Wissinger gave him his time & paid him journeyman's wages for the balance of his time as apprentice. He also presented him with a 100 dollar tool chest. He continued working for Mr. Wissinger for another 2 1/2 yrs, then held a position for 1 yr in the rolling mill dept. of the Cambria Iron works, under Judge White. His next proceeding was to run away from home & enlist, at Johnstown, Jul 1864, as a pvt. in Capt. Honecker's Cavalry co. He was in Harrisburg 2 dys, when he was sent home by Governor Curtin, at the request of his mother. He was home but a few mo.s when mother d. He re-enlisted at Johnstown, as a pvt., Co. F, 198th PA Volunteer Infantry, Capt. Stackhouse, Colonel Sickles, the latter later becoming General. He was mustered into service Aug 27 1864, & was honorably discharged Jun 12 1865. He was an active participant in the following battles: Hatch's Run, Poplar Grove & Ream Station. He returned to his home at the close of the war & again entered the employ of the Cambria Iron Works. He has been in their employ continuously since that time, & now (1906) holds the position of superintendent of the mechanical department of the Cambria Steel Co. He was foreman of the roof shop dept. for 13 yrs, & was then advanced to position of foreman of the machine shop. At the end of 1 mo. he was taken ill & was obliged to retire from his work for 18 mo.s. He then became assistant to the master builder for 2 yrs, & then was placed in charge of the electrical light dept., & was also inspector of the entire property. He then had charge of all floating labor, the electric light & carpenter shop. He was relieved of the last 2 duties & given charge of the floating labor & the erecting at their Franklin plant. He broke the 1st ground for their coke ovens in connection with this plant. He has been conscientious & faithful in the discharge of all the many respectable positions he has held, & his services are highly appreciated by the co. He & his wife are members of the Franklin St. Meth. Episcopal Ch.. His support is given to the Rep. party, & he has served as a councilman from the 10th ward for 2 terms. He is a member of the Emory Fisher Post, No. 30, G. A. R., & of the order of Heptasophs. Mr. Custer m., May 28, 1868, Sarah Amanda Masters, b. Somerset Co., Pa. She was brought to Johnstown in 1861 & educated in the public schools of that city. She d/o George & Sarah (Custer) Masters, gd/o Jacob Custer, & ggd/o John Custer, & gggd/o Jonathan Custer, & ggggd/o Paul Custer, mentioned previously. The chldrn of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob P. Custer were: 1. Sarah, m. John W. Tittle, Johnstown. They have chldrn: James, Jacob & Sarah 2. Albert Monroe, cashier of the Penn Traffic Co.; m. Anna Young, & have chldrn: Donald, Nina & Helen 3. Minnie May, m. Ralph J. Benford, & resides in Johnstown 4. Arthur, resides in Johnstown, m. Mary Whitney. 5. Nellie Blanche, at home 6. Francis Rolla.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jacob P Custer State: PA Dist: 0130 Color: W Age: 65 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0066 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husb ImageNum: 00680495 Other Residents:
Wife Amanda 62, PA
Dau. Francis R 22, PA
Dau. Minnie M Benford 34, PA

[NI042002] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 25 Oct by Henry Cook
36 329 368 Bheam George 54 M Farmer 5,000 Pa
37 329 368 Bheam Nancy 57 F Pa
38 329 368 Bheam Catherine 20 F PA
39 329 368 Bheam Martha 18 F Pa
40 329 368 Bheam Nancy 16 F PA
41 329 368 Bheam Pauline 14 F PA
42 329 368 Bheam Daniel 12 M PA
1 329 368 Bheam Eliza A. 9 F PA

[NI042006] 1850 Federal Census Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 17 Oct 1850 by Wm. L. Shyrock
1 1 1 Dishong Frederick 33 M W Farmer 300 Pa
2 1 1 Dishong Elizabeth 30 F W Pa

[NI042038] Johnstown Trib, Apr 17 1949 MOCK - Mrs. Martha (Custer), 77, 1056 May St.; 11:45 pm. Apr 16 1949, in home of son, William Mock, Johnstown, R. D. 2. d/o Samuel & Elizabweth (Ribblett) Custer. w/o William H. Mock, who d. Feb 1946. m. Nov 1888. Leaves following chldrn: Alice, w/o Oscar Clark, 1056 May St., with whom she made her home; James W., 1060 May St.; David R., 943 Jacoby St.; Stella, w/o Merle Mineely, 160 Rodgers Ave.; Anna, w/o John McKenzie, 1130 Miles St.; William Jr., Johnstown R. D. 2; Gertrude, w/o Paul Wicknick, 311 Cliff St.; & Edna Mock, 311 Cliff St.; 2 bro.s, Albert Custer, Riverside, & James Custer, Ebensburg; 27 gchldrn & 16 ggchldrn. Preceded in death by 3 chldrn. Friends received in home of son-in-law & dau., Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wicknick, 311 Cliff St.. Members of the dau.s of America will meet there 7 pm Mon. Body will be removed to First Congregational Evan. Ch. 1:30 pm. Tue. for service there 2:30 pm., Rev. R. W. Taubenheim. Burial, Richland Cem., Geisel Funeral Home. Martha m. William H MOCK, s/o Isaac B MOCK & Rebecca TAYLOR, 24 Nov 1887, Franklin St., Evan, Johnstown, Cambria Co, PA. William b. 15 Feb 1868 Pleasantville, Bedford Co PA. He d. 1946 Walnut Grove, Johnstown, Cambria Co PA.

[NI042039] Trib. William H. Mock Dies; Vet Quarantine Guard Walnut Grove Man Employed by City for 26 yrs William H. Mock, 78, served as city quarantine guard for more than a quarter of a century, d. 7:20 am today at home, 1056 May Str., Walnut Grove. d. pneumonia. He worked last on Wed. Feb 6 apparently recovering from heavy cold at the time pneumonia developed Mon night. He became quarantine guard for the city during influenza epidemic which followed WWI. During his 26 yrs of serv. "Tacked up" thousands of quarantine signs at Johnstown homes. He observed his his 78th bday during his last illness. b. Pleasantville, Feb 15 1868, s/o Isaac & Rebecca (Taylor) Mock, & came to Johnstown with family as boy. He was employed as a carpenter before he joined the city staff. m. Ms Martha Custer Nov 24 1887. They had 12 chldn, 3 deceased. Mrs. Mock has been bedfast for abt 6 wks as the result of injuries sustained in a fall at her home. Surviving, widow 9 chldn: Alice, w/o Oscar Clark, 1056 May St.; James, 1060 May St.; David, 947 Jacoby St.; Stella, w/o Merle Minely, 160 Rodgers Ave.; Edna, at home; Anna, w/o John McKinzie, 1031 Miles St.; William, Johnstown, R. D. 2; Gertrude, w/o Paul Wicknick, 311 Cliff St., & Emily, w/o John Carrier, 17 Osborn St. 27 gchldn 8 ggchldn also survive. 1 gson, Glenn Minely, killed Feb 4 1945, while serving with the Army in Europe. Mr. Mock was a charter mem. 1st Ev. Congregational Ch.. He also was a charter mem. & 1 of the organizers of Pride of the Valley Council No. 56, D. of A., & a mem. Johnstown Lodge, No. 642, Jr Order of UA Mechanics. Friends received 7 pm this eve. at the home of son, David Mock, 947 Jacoby St. Funeral serv.s 2 pm Fri., Rev. R. W. Taubenheim, 1st Ev. Congregational Ch. Bur.Richland Cem. Pride of the Valley Council No. 56, D. of A., will hold mem. serv. at David Mock home 8 pm tomorrow eve.

[NI042041] Trib May 23 1898 Henry Lincoln Custer b, Richland Twp, Cambria Co., d, at the home of W. D. Miller, Dale Boro, Sun morn, May 22 1898, 33 yrs 10 mo.s & 11 dys. s/o Samuel J. Custer, Richland. mother d. abt 23 yrs ago, & 1 sis. was lost in the Johnstown Flood. survived by his father, who still resides in Richland, & bro.s & sis.s: David S., 13 Ward; Christiana, w/o W. D. Miller; Albert & Emanuel W., Dale; Martha, w/o W. H. Mock, 7th Ward; Ida, w/o Frank Wissinger, Richland; Richard H. & James B., who still reside at home. The deceased was a blacksmith, having worked at his trade for 12 yrs or more. He was a remarkably strong man until about 4 yrs ago, when he received an injury while handling a horse, & he had been ailing ever since. Bur. Mt. Hebron Cem.

[NI042046] Raised by his uncle, Mr. Jacob Shank.

[NI042050] Johnstown Trib-Demo Mar 28 1913, J. S. HILDEBRAND expires in IA. Former Resident of Jackson Twp. Called to Reward. Was Noted Director of Ch. Choirs. Jeremiah S. HILDEBRAND, s/o the late Joseph & Hannah HILDEBRAND, pioneer residents of Jackson Twp., & who was a bro. of Solomon HILDEBRAND, now occupying the HILDEBRAND homestead, d. last Sun. at his home in Waterloo, IA at age of 72 yrs. He had been ill since last Wed., but being of a robust nature & showing marked improvement, his recovery was expected to be a matter of a short time. Mr. HILDEBRAND was b. on the old homestead in Jackson Twp. Oct 12 1840; & educated in the Twp. schools. 1864 m. Christy Ann HORNER of Johnstown & the couple's family resided here until 1874, when they took up their residence in Waterloo. Surviving are the widow & chldn: Mrs. B. S. HARRISON, Mrs. Emma STRAYER, Dr. J. G. HILDEBRAND & Dr. J. A. HILDEBRAND; all of Waterloo; Mrs. B. M. BANTON, Yankton, S.D., & Mrs. W. C. RHODES, Montreal. He was especially well known in the field of music & had been active in Waterloo music circuits for many yrs. He was a musician of ability & gained special note as a director of chorus & choirs. For many yrs past & up until he was taken sick, Mr. HILDEBRAND was director of music in the 1st Breth. Ch.. An Easter cantana from his pen was to have been presented at the Ch. last Sun., but was given up on account of the director's illness. The funeral took place at Waterloo last Wed., conducted by Rev. W. A. Beachler & in charge of the Waterloo lodge of Odd Fellows. Interment in the Waterloo Cem.

[NI042052] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 22 Oct by Henry Cook
16 239 271 Famer David 38 M Carpenter 600 Pa
17 239 271 Famer Susanah 29 F Pa
18 239 271 Famer Jeramiah 11 M Pa
19 239 271 Famer Lucinda 8 F Pa
20 239 271 Famer Martha J. 6 F Pa
21 239 271 Famer Austin 1 M Pa

[NI042065] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Theodore F Judy State: PA Enumeration District: 0118 Color: W Age: 58 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0193 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02200602 Other Residents:
Wife Rubanna 55, PA
Son Robert A 28, PA
Dau. Cecil H 26, PA
2 non-relatives

[NI042067] 1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 5 Jul Pg 18 Christian Streng
31 132 135 Baldwin Solomon 36 M W Laborer 150 PA
Baldwin Sophia 29 F W Keeping house PA
Baldwin Elizabeth 8 F W PA
Baldwin Minirva 6 F W PA
Baldwin Frank 4 M W PA
Baldwin Anna 3 F W PA
Baldwin Charles 7/12 M W PA Nov.

[NI042070] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 6 Nov by Henry Cook
32 64 67 HORNER Isaac 43 M Farmer 1,300 PA
33 64 67 HORNER Barbara 42 F PA
34 64 67 HORNER Jacob 23 M Carpenter PA
35 64 67 HORNER Elizabeth 21 F PA
36 64 67 HORNER David 18 M Laborer PA
37 64 67 HORNER Christian 15 M PA
38 64 67 HORNER Isaac 10 M PA
39 64 67 HORNER Barbara 6 F PA
40 64 67 HORNER Mary A. 5 F PA
41 64 67 HORNER Jane 1 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 14, 1860
413 16 2700 2737 Homer Isaac 53 M farmer 4500 1200 PA
413 17 2700 2737 Homer Barbara 52 F PA
413 18 2700 2737 Homer Isaac 20 M farm laborer PA
413 19 2700 2737 Homer Mary 15 F PA
413 20 2700 2737 Homer Lucinda J 13 F PA

[NI042071] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 14 Nov by Henry Cook
41 194 202 HORNER Philip 38 M Farmer PA
42 194 202 HORNER Rachel 32 F PA
1 194 202 HORNER Samuel 12 M PA
2 194 202 HORNER Solomon 6 M PA
3 194 202 HORNER Catherine 4 M PA
4 194 202 HORNER Daniel 1 M PA
5 194 202 ROSE Sarah 32 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 20, 1860
429 7 2813 2848 Homer Philip 48 M farmer 700 PA
429 8 2813 2848 Homer Rachel 43 F PA
429 9 2813 2848 Homer Samuel 22 M farm laborer PA
429 10 2813 2848 Homer Catherine 14 F PA
429 11 2813 2848 Homer Annie 8 F PA
429 12 2813 2848 Homer Isaac 6 M PA
429 13 2813 2848 Homer Sarah A 4 F PA
429 14 2813 2848 Homer Abs*** 2/12 M PA

[NI042075] 1850 Census Union Twp., Bedford Co., PA Abm. B. Bunn
7/7 George ARTHURS, 53, Farmer, Pa.
Susan, 50, Pa.
Christopher, 27, Farmer
Eve, 25; Jonah, 23, Farmer
Richard, 20, Farmer
Catharine, 18
John, 16, Farmer
George, 14
Mary, 12
Elisabeth, 10
David, 8
Michael SHIMER, 45, Cabinet Maker

[NI042079] 1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 23 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
7 174 182 Horner Jacob C 24 M W Farmer PA
8 174 182 Horner Lena 20 F W PA

[NI042083] Indiana Gazette "EDWARD C. HORNER. Funeral serv.s for Mr. Horner of Robinson, whose death occurred Fri. in Indiana Hosp., were to be conducted at 2:00 p.m. today in the Luth. Ch. in Robinson. Interment was to be in Mt. Tabor Cem.. Mr. Horner, who was 57 yrs old, had been in ill health for 19 mo.s. He was a son of Archie & Elizabeth Horner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Vina (Boyle) Horner & these chldrn: Robert, Roy, Richard, Frieda, Margaret, Annabel & Mildred Horner & Mrs. Val Boring, all of Robinson. He was a bro. of Mrs. Mary Knipple of Johnstown; a half-bro. of Mrs. Kate Tech of Braddock, & was the grandfather of 4."

[NI042088] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
47 48 HETZELL* George, Jr. 50 M Miller
Rachel 16 F
John 10 M
LEHMAN Esther 55 F
WISSINGER Catharine 18 F
Eli 16 M Laborer

[NI042099] J-town Trib-Dem, Sun 27 Jan 2002. Payne, William R, 78, New Florence d 25 Jan 2002, James E Van Zandt VA Med Ctr, Altoona; b 6 May 1923, Climax s/o late William J & Margaret A (Campion) Payne. Preceded by 1st wife Freda Horner, & bros Paul & Michael Payne. Survived by 2nd wife Kathleen Callahan; chdn: Harold Crusan h/o Iona Boring, Blasdell, NY; Richard W Brown, Bolivar; Michael J Brown, New Florence; Kathy Henderson, Greensburg; Michelle Howard, Miamisburg, OH; 5 gchdn; 6 ggchdn; & numerous nieces & nephews. Army vet WWII, serv in Pacific Theater. Adjtant of Charles Sutton Amer Legion Post 128, Bolivar. Chtr life memb Duane Boring VFW Post 9310, Robinson. Retired employee Conrail with Pittsburgh & Allegheny Divs. Memb Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. Friends receved 2-4 & 7-9pm Mon at Kenneth A Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, rosary at 7pm, mass at 10:30am Tue at Holy Family Cath Ch, Sewart, Rev John Wilt. Bur Germany Luth Cem. Military graveside rites by local vet organizations.

[NI042110] 1850 Federal Census Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 17 Oct 1850 by Wm. L. Shyrock
6 41 42 Hiltebrand Joseph 32 M W Farmer 710 Pa
7 41 42 Hiltebrand Hanah 32 F W Pa
8 41 42 Hiltebrand Jeramiah 10 M W Pa
9 41 42 Hiltebrand Mary J. 8 F W Pa
10 41 42 Hiltebrand Samuel J. 6 M W Pa
11 41 42 Hiltebrand John H. 4 M W Pa
12 41 42 Hiltebrand Abraham 3 M W Pa
13 41 42 Hiltebrand Levina 5m F W Pa

[NI042118] Johnstown Trib, Dec 24 1875 d Richland on 19th, Sophia, w/o Frederick Custer, aged 69y 2m. The mother of Jonathan Custer was a native of Somerset Co., & was greatly revered for her virtues. She was b. Somerset Co. She was a member of the Evan. Ch.

[NI042119] Trib 14 Apr 1913: PHILIP CUSTER DIES AT VINCO HAD BEEN ILL A WK Philip CUSTER, 73 yrs old, 1 of the most prominent citizens in Jackson Twp, d. 1:30 am at his home in Vinco following a wk's illness. His aged wife had been ill for several wks & the death of her husb., it is feared, may result seriously for her. Physicians who attended Mr. Custer are of the opinion that death resulted from poison taken into the system through patent medicine. Funeral serv.s for Mr. Custer will be held at the residence 2 pm Wed., when Rev. F. D. Ellenberger, formerly the 8th Ward, now Salisbury, Somerset Co., will officiate assisted by Rev. J. Q. A. Curry of Conemaugh. Interment will be in Wesley Chapel. Mr. & Mrs. Custer celebrated their 50th wedding ann. only last Oct, When their chldn, 20 gchldn & 6 ggchldn were present in addition to a number of acquiantances. He b. Richland Twp but spent the greater part of his life in Jackson Twp. He was a newspaper writer of some note & many articles of news from Vinco have appeared over his signature "Wheelwright". Philip CUSTER & Ms Emily RIBLETT m. Oct 5 1862 Richland Twp. by Moses Yoder Esq., Scalp Level, who was then the employer of Mr. Custer, & within 2 wks of that time Mr. Custer enlisted as pvt in Co. E., 171st Reg. P. V. I., in the Army of the Potomac for 9 mo.s. After his discharge, he again entered the wheelwright shop of Moses Yoder at a salary of $15 per mo. Mr Custer said he had his house rent free but had to pay $13 for his 1st barrel of flour. In 1864 Mr. & Mrs. Custer moved to Fairview, near Vinco & built a home. Mr. Custer never lost a dy's work nor missed a meal on account of sickness. He was Justice of the Peace for 5 yrs, always voted the Prohibition ticket ever since the org. of the party, was repeatedly placed in nomination for co. offices & engaged in many lines of business, including wagonmaking, conducting a planing mill, shingle mill, the undertaking business, farming, etc. He just recently retired from bus. at the age of 73 yrs later spending his time working at odd jobs about the farm. The CUSTER family consisted of 6 chldn, 5 living. 1 chld d. at the age of 7 mo.s.; Jacob H. CUSTER is a merchant at South Fork, M. Malissa w/o W. E. RAGER, Richland Twp; William H. is a member of the firm of C. H. McMillen & Co., harness makers of this city; Ida R. m. S. S. PENROD, a merchant of South Fork; O. Bird is a machinist & foreman of the structural dept. for the iron & coke works at Corey.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Philip Custer State: PA District: 0117 Color: W Age: 70 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0002 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680560 Other Residents:
Wife Emma 68, PA

[NI042120] Trib May 4 1905 funeral of Ephraim Custer, old Conemaugh res. d. yesterday noon, as mentioned in the Trib, has been arranged to take place tomorrow morn. Serv. Rev. B. L. Seneff, Conemaugh U. B. Ch., of which the deceased was a mem., held in the W. S. Pringle home, where the deceased d., beginning 9 am. Bur. Hebron Cem., Richland Twp. b. Somerset Co. 78 yrs, 3 mo.s, & 9 dys ago yesterday. Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Custer, his parents, moved to a farm in Richland Twp, this Co., when he was abt 8 yrs old. The deceasedís parents are dead & Mr. Custer is the 3rd of 11 chldn to d. bro.s & sis.s survive: John & Martin, Conemaugh; Frederick, Kernville; William, South Fork; Philip, Vinco; Mrs. Sarah Dunmire, KS; Mrs. Caroline Wissinger, Conemaugh, & Mrs. Mary Wendell, South Fork. 1850 Mr. Custer m. Ms Christina Ling, Bedford Co.. 3 of the 6 chldrn b. to this union survive: Mrs. Sylvester Varner & Mrs. W. S. Pringle, Conemaugh; & Jacob L. Custer, Franklin Boro. For yrs they lived in Richland Twp. Later Mr. Custer conducted a store in Conemaugh, but for some time he had been living a retired life with his son-in-law & dau., Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Pringle, 3rd st., in the Iron Horse town.
1850 Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA 11 Oct by Henry Cook
1 8 8 Custard Ephrian 25 M Laborer Pa
Custard Christina 23 F Pa

[NI042125] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Orange B Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 9152 Color: W Age: 27 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0243 Co.: Cambria, South Fork Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680556 Other Residents:
Wife Grace 23, Ohio

[NI042146] Susannah was about 66 yrs of age when she died. Her husb. Daniel had died aboout 13 yrs earlier.

[NI042227] Christina was Mary,s dau. from a previous m. She was adopted by Charles.

[NI042333] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Charles E Enos State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0162 Color: W Age: 24 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0033 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01270400 Other Residents:
Wife Mary Ellen 23, PA

[NI042341] He was blinded in one eye as a youth when a dynamite cap he & a cousin were playing with exploded. He d. in a automobile accident. His work experience in the saw mills of Cambria Co. as a youth helped him to gain employment in the lumber yards on the docks of Philadelphia, PA He later sold wholsale furniture throughout Eastern PA, NJ, DE, & MD.

[NI042373] J-town Trib-Demo Aug 12 1959 pg 46 Gramling - Mrs. Elizabeth (Varner), 85, 2626 Bedford St., d 9:20 am Aug 11 1959, Raymond Hosp. b Mar 12 1874, Adams Twp. d/o Benjamin Franklin & Lavina (Wendell) Varner. Preceded in death hus., William H., Apr 1944. Surv.'d by dau., M. Verna, at home, & son, Walter R., St. Petersburg Beach, FL; 2 gchldn; 2 ggchldn. Sis. of David Varner, Akron, OH; Magdalene, w/o Wilson J. Myers, South Fork; Mrs. Loretta Trout, Springfield, PA; Mrs. Violet Gastley, J-town. memb. 1st EUB Ch., Vine St.. Friends rec.'d 7-9 pm Wed & 2-4 & 7-9 p m Thu R. Owen Ketterer Funeral Home, Geistown, where pvt funeral serv. will be held for family & rel.s at 9 pm Thu, Rev. E. A. R. Schultz. Pvt Bur. Fri am Richland Cem.

[NI042380] He was one of the major initial researchers of the Varner Family Genealogy. He & brother Earl both m. women named Ward - not related to each other.

[NI042384] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
W M Gramling State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0170 Color: W Age: 38 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0147 Co.: Somesset, Windber Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01750551 Other Residents:
Wife Lizzie H 36, PA
dau. Marle V 13, PA
Son Walter R 09, PA
Johnstown trib Apr 10 1944 W. H. Gramling, Geistown, d At Nearby Home Justice of the Peace Was on His Way to Ch.; William H. GRAMLING, aged 73, well-known Geistown justice of the peace, was found dead yesterday afternoon, on a neighbor's porch. Deputy Coroner Joseph GOVEKAR stated that Mr. GRAMLING had left home at 10:30 a. m. to go to Ch. & apparently took ill after walking a short distance. He is believed to have stepped onto the porch of the Frank KELLER home for assistance. The Keller family was not at home & Mr. GRAMLING was not found until abt. 1:30 pm, after Lester MILLER, Geistown, a passing motorist, had noticed a man lying on the porch & notified Chief of Police C. J. ERLINGER. Chief ERLINGER summoned Deputy Coroner GOVEKAR, who attributed death to natural causes. The deceased had been under treatment for a heart ailment for some time. The well-known Geistown res. b Sep 28 1870, near South Fork, a s/o the late George & Catherine (PAUL) GRAMLING. He was a former contractor, & was a mem. of the Modern Woodmen of America & of the 1st UBC.. Survivors are widow, Elizabeth May VARNER; a dau., Maple Verna, at home, who is employed in the Co. commissioners' office at Ebensburg; a son Walter, 494 Edward St., who operates the Johnstown Physicians Supply, Market St., & two bro.s - Daniel, Dale, & Solomon, Geistown. Friends are being received at the Picking mortuary where funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon by Rev. J. D. Good, pastor of the 1st UBC Bur. Richland Cem.

[NI042391] Earl & brother Harold both m. women with the last name Ward but they were unrelated.

[NI042395] Verna a school teacher, became a stenographer for Cambria Co. Courthouse
and later was a Notary Public a Geistown for many yrs.

[NI042406] J-town Trib-Demo Nov 1 1972 pg 50 GRAMLING, Walter R. "Doc," 72, St. Petersburg, FL, formerly J-town, d Oct 31 1972, St. Petersburg. b Oct 20 1900, Windber, s/o William & Elizabeth (VARNER) GRAMLING. Preceded by parents. Survived by widow, Clara SLICK; 2 dau.s, Mrs. Peggy G. PYLES, National City, CA, & Mrs. Sally G. YODER, El Cajon, Ca; & 2 gchldn. bro. of Miss M. Verna GRAMLING, J-town. memb. of Pass-a-Grille Community Ch.; Gulf Beach Lodge 291, F.&A.M.; Tampa Scottish Rite bodies; St. Petersburg York Rite bodies; & Egypt Temple Shrine, Tampa. Director of Egypt Temple Oriental Band. Past president of Holiday Isles Shrine Club. Twice commodore of Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club. A 1920 graduate of University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy. Former owner of J-town Physicians' Supply Co. Funeral service Fri St. Petersburg. Private Bur. Sat Grandview Cem.. Contributions maybe made to Shrine Crippled chldn's Hosp.. Arrangements by The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary.

[NI042418] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
George E Hoffman State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0093 Color: W Age: 35 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0244 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01790523 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 29, PA
Son Lewis W 11, PA
Son Hammond O 08, PA
Son Elmer A 06, PA
dau. Irene J 04, PA
dau. Julia V 02, PA
dau. Agnes M NR, PA

[NI042448] Johnstown Paper Mar 1891: A young man Charles Varner, son of B.F. Varner was chopping down a sapling near where George Custer was chopping a log for firewood Custer's axe accidentally came down on Varner's foot just back of the toes. The doctor thinks the toes can be saved. He was a PRR engineer Johnstown Trib, Apr 25 1928 VETERAN ENGINEER IS KILLED IN ACCIDENT Charles B. Varner, 51, South Fork, Struck by P. R. R. Locomotive Yesterday South Fork, Apr 25 Charles B. Varner, veteran engineer of the PA RR Co., was instantly killed yesterday when struck by an engine in the South Fork yards of the P. R. R. Mr. Varner, who was 51 yrs old, alighted from his own train & stepped directly in front of the oncoming locomotive, it was stated. His body was bady mangled. The victim is survived by his father, B. F. Varner, South Fork; his widow, & these chldrn: Mrs. Elsie Barber, Bethany, WV.; Mrs. Stella Gramling, South Fork; & Frank, Vera, Lawrence, Charles, jr., Ruth, Earl & Calvin, all at home. These bro.s & sis.s also survive: J. F. Varner, South Fork; D. W. Varner, Akron, OH; Mrs. W. H. Gramling, Windber; Mrs. W. Meyers, South Fork; Mrs. Earl Trout, Philadelphia, & Mrs. Charles Enos, Revloc. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon 2pm in the South Fork Evangelical Ch. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope Cem.

[NI042454] Johnstown Trib Aug 11 1949 GRAMBLING John Roscoe, 52, South Fork R. D., d 11 pm Aug 10 1949, at home s/o Jacob & Rosanna (CUSTER) GRAMBLING b Feb 12 1897, Gramlingtown. Was a coal miner. Survived by widow, Stella (VARNER) GRAMBLING; chdn: Mrs. Shirley MYERS, St. Michael; John, Ray & Betty, all at home; bro.s, Albert, George & Elmer, all South Fork R. D.; sis.s, Misses Bertha & Clara GRAMBLING & Mrs. Stella SANDERS, all South Fork R. D. memb. Evang. UBC, South Fork & the IOOF, Knights of Malta & United Mine Workers of Amer., South Fork. Services 2 pm Sun EUB Ch., South Fork, Rev. G. K. Hetrick. remains will be taken to the Ch. 12 noon Sun. Bur, Mt. Hope Cem. Friends received at the late home. George Funeral Home, South Fork.

[NI042461] The following document is a transcription, as exact as possible, of 1 prepared 1933 by an ukwn typist & reflects the verbal recollections of Benjamin Franklin Varner, s/o David Varner, gson of Justus Varner & ggson of Nicholas Varner, Cambria Co. PA. The original documents ended with a note in B.F. Varner's handwriting in pencil shown here at the beginning in order to help explain the documents intent. "I the writer of this am at this date Dec 23 1934 in my 85th yr. My father d. 1907 aged 86 yrs. My gfather d. his 96th yr. 2 of his gfather's nieces are still living: Mrs. Barbara Noon who is in her 103 yr was b. Apr 3 1832, dau. of Peter Varner who was a bro. of Justus Varner my gfather. The other is Mrs. Vene Wells of South Fork, dau. of Samuel Varner, bro. of my gfather. Can't give her age. Signed B. F. Varner" The reader should be aware that this is based entirely on B. F. Varner's recollection of stories he had heard over the yrs by the time this transciption is being prepared in 1997, enough genealogical information has been acquired to indicate that much of the information included is either incomplete or entirely incorrect. For example the origination of Stophel Varner, the age sequence of Nicholas' chldrn & other "facts". Therefore this document is prepared for interest purposes only & should not be presumed to be correct for genealogical purposes. He addresses only the sons in depth & has the name of 1 dau., Rebecca appears in most records a Peggy. Nonetheless it represents a valuable piece of Varner memorabilia & should not be lost. Text of document follows: HISTORY OF THE VARNERS (AS TOLD BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN VARNER) Stophel Varner left the northern part of Germany some time in the early part of the 18th century & emigrated to the US & landed & settled in Lancaster Co., PA. He was m. & reared a family, how many, I don't know, but among them was Nicolas who when grown to manhood m. an English lady & moved west & settled down in Cambria Co., PA. What was then & since Conemaugh Twp. & there reared a family of 3 boys & 4 girls, who are: John, Jacob, George, Peter, Samuel, Justus, Mary, Elizabeth, Susan, & Rebecca. John was the oldest, we have little of his history only about the latter part of the 18th century, he emigrated to IL there educated his large family of boys who all chose the profession of Lawyer, 1of these desc.s was at 1 time Senator & later General & last heard of was pension comm. of the US. Jacob Varner was m. & resided & farmed in Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA. He had 2 sons Adam & Samuel who lived in the town of South Fork. They followed railroading & d. in South Fork at a midling old age. The 1 girl m. & lived near Ebensburg, PA. George, the 3rd son lived many yrs in Conemaugh Twp. & later move to Jackson Twp. near Vin Co., where he operated a farm & finished rearing his lge family. He had 6 sons: Samuel, William, George, Adam, Abraham, & Henry. All were farmers & lived in Jackson Twp. excepting Samuel who lived in Conemaugh Twp. & all had lge families. The girls were: 1st m. to a Rev. Tallhem, a minister in the Un. Breth. Ch. another dau. was m. to Rev. William Stull, a minister in the Ev. Ch., they resided in Richland Twp. & another, Hanah was m. to Samuel Horner a farmer resided in Conemaugh Twp. after Stonecreek Twp. now Walnut Grove. 4th son, Peter Varner had a family of 8 chldrn who resided in Richland twp., was a farmer by occup. His chldrn were: Samuel, a minister of the Gospel, William a farmer in the state of IN, Pete was a carpenter & lived in Croyle Twp., Joseph was a farmer, carpenter & cooper & lived in Croyle Twp. & Adams Twp.. The dau.s were Mary w/o George Shaffer, resided Richland Twp.; Rebecca w/o a Harshberger & resided Adams Twp. She is now a widow at the time of this writing, Jan 27 1933. She is 100 yrs & 9 mo.s old, resides in Dale Boro. This family was noted for vocal music & Elizabeth had a fine voice & understood music. 5th son, Samuel Varner resided in Richland Twp., a farmer, he had 4 boys & 4 girls: Jacob a farmer in Richland Twp. he had a family who were also noted singers. Another son S.R. Varner, Johnstown, served the city many yrs as police & constable. Another son John killed in the Civil war of 1861 to 1865. David lived unm. The girls were Sarah, Ellen, Nancy, & Lovina. They were m. as follows: Sarah m. Samuel Smith, d. rather young she had 1 son who now resides East Conemaugh. Ellen m. to the Hon. J.C. Stineman who was a coal operator & became quite wealthy. There are several sons to this family who are operating coal mines. 1 dau. of this family m. Dr. Slick residing South Fork. Nancy m. to Fred Croyle resided & d. South Fork. Lavene m. to Richard Wells deceased resided South Fork. Mr. Wells was a plumber by trade & had several sons, 1 of them taking his father's place in plumbing. Mrs. Wells is living at this date, Jan 28 1933. As to the dau.s of Nicolas Varner the writer does not know much. Mary, the oldest was m. to a man named Cable or Gable & it is said to them was b. the 1st white male chld in Taylor Twp. Elizabeth m. to John Kring, they lived & farmed in Richland Twp. now Adams Twp. They had 2 sons George & Moses & 2 dau.s. 1 m. Isaac Sills & the other m. Joshua Reynold, a preacher in the Un. Breth. Ch. Rebecca m. John Snyder who resided Indiana Co. Several of their sons served in the rebellion of 1861-1865. Susanna m. Jacob Reighard resided & farmed in Richland Twp. now Adams Twp. They had 3 boys, Edward, Jacob, & John. All went to the war in 1861-1865. The former 2 came home safe but John was killed. 3 girls were in this family, Carolina m. Dan Murphy, Elizabeth m. Levi Orris & Mary m. Isaac Peisel. All lived & d. in Richland now Adams Twp. 6th son, Justus Varner family were boys, David, John, Jesse, Daniel. Daniel m. twice 1st Barbara Shank Stull to them were b. Absolam, Larenso & Mahlon. Emma m. Horner, Sarah m. Mr. May. Both lived Johnstown 1st wife's child then 2nd m.: Richard, Reuben & Daniel, Civilla, Idah & Minnie can't tell anything. Jesse child, Jane m. Hon. D. Wissinger, Windber, no chldrn. Rebecca m. L.J. Harshberger dead live in Salix, no chldrn. Jose m. C. Blough parted have several chldrn. Lovenia m. & had several chldrn, lives Adams Twp. John had 2 boys an 1 girl, Francis J. lives Ferndale, had 1 son & 1 gone not heard from. Cyrus m. & had 1 son & 1 dau. The dau. lives in Croyle Twp. m. Sam Berkey. Cyrus' son John lives Elton, PA Both parents dead I.E. Cyrus & his wife. Sarah m. John Fisher & lived Walnut Grove. Fisher is dead, had 2 girls. Susanna, d/o Justus m. D. H. Thomas, lived IA, had 3 boys & 2 girl, all are dead, except the youngest son, Josiah, who lives La Porte City, IA abt 80 yrs old. Rachel m. Jacob Grambling had 1 son & 4 dau.s, all are dead except 1 Rebecca Amps, Johnstown, Elizabeth m. George Custer lived Johnstown all are dead. Sarah m. Henry Smay both are dead , have several chldrn, scattered. Don't know where. Hannah m. John W. Reighard, a minister, lived & d., Kittanning, PA, 1 son Lovemus still residing Kittanning. 1 son, Robert, a preacher, resides Brackenridge & another at or near Mckees Rocks. Christena m. George Orris, lived Elton, both are dead. David's family Sara Ann & B.F.. Sarah m. Lewis Emigh, live Adams Twp. near Gramlingtown, the have 2 dau.s 1 m. Geo. Hoffman & the other m. Jacob Belle, all live Adams Twp. Annie m. Daniel Stull, they lived in Westmoreland Co. & d. there. 2 sons & 2 of their dau.s are still living in the same Co. B. F. s/o David b. Jul 27 1850 on a farm. Apr 4 1871 m. Lovina Wendel. 9 chldrn were their family; D.W. m. & lives Akron, OH, has several sons & dau.s, his oldest a fine young man served through the Mexican squabble. And in France during the World War came home & moved to Baltimore, MD & shortly after was run down, killed & mangled by an engine. He was a railroader. He is survived by his widow & 9 chldrn. Jacob S. m. Stella Smith & d. 7 yrs ago. Magdelena m. Wilson Myers, South Fork, had 1 son & 1 dau., Loretta m. Earl Trout, Phila., PA & has 4 chldrn. Jonas F. m. Cora Wingard, South Fork, have 1 son. Mary Ellen m. Charles Enos, Somerset Co., d. about 18 mos. ago, is survived by her husb. & 5 chldrn. Pearly was burned in an oil explosion d. at the age of 10 yrs. Lovina w/o the writer d. 1896, buried in Mt. Hope Cem. I remained a widower till 1905 when I m. Mary Croyle Somerset Co., lived with her as happy & pleasant as could be until 1924. Had 1 dau. & the tempter entered my wife & she yeilded to the tempter & she & our dau. deserted me. The Ev. Ch. Some of the Un. Broth., some of the Meth.s & some of the Ch. of the Breth. sometimes called Dunkerds but all true adherents to their Ch. Politically the Varners practically all clung to the principals of the Rep. Party & true & loyal to the call of the gov't either pd the comutations or went to the army & were killed some wounded & others escaped & came home an resumed their farming & other labors. Next, in pencil was the item show in the beginning.ly in pencil.

[NI042517] Johnstown Trib-Democrat, Apr 23 1950 CUSTER - Miss Olive G., 51, 528 Fronheiser St., d. noon, Apr. 22, 1950, Mem. Hosp. b. Apr 26 1898, Richland Twp., dau. of Aaron & Catherine (Ream) Custer. Survived by 1 sis., Ms Etta Custer, & bro., Elmer, both of 528 Fronheiser St.. Member of Trinity EUB Ch., Albright Bible Class & Daughetrs of America. Employed by Davis Brake Beam Co. Friends received in Geisel Funeral Home, where service will be held at 2 pm Tue., Rev. S. V. Carmany. Interment, Grandview Cem..

[NI042528] Blacksmith per History of Somerset County, Constable in Conemaugh Twp., Justice of the Peace, Conemaugh Twp. & farmer
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
101 Lehman, Joseph 49 M Farmer - 2000 Acres
Lehman, Anne 44 F
Lehman, Susanna 24 F
Lehman, Samuel 17 M
Lehman, Eve 15 F
Lehman, Joseph 12 M
Lehman, Henry 10 M
Lehman, Franey 9 F
Lehman, Anne M 6 F
Lehman, Enieliah (?) 2
Lehman, Jacob 4 mo. M
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 10 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
38 96 82 Lehman Joseph 69 M W blacksmith Pa
39 96 82 Lehman Ann 64 F W wife Pa
Joseph Lehman was a blacksmith, & followed his trade 55 yrs. He b Cambria Co. 1800; came to Somerset Co. when abt 18 yrs of age; d Paint Twp 1872. Mr. Lehman held office of constable in Conemaugh Twp; he was also capt of a militia co. He m Anna, d/o David Livingston, & was father of 12 chldn: John, David, Tobias, Samuel, Joseph, Henry, Jacob, Susanna, Eve, Fanny, Mary A. & Delilah. John, Samuel & Henry serv in late war. Tobias is living on the Custer homestead, formerly owned by his father-in-law in 1884. (Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Co.s, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.)

[NI042533] Reformed Lutheran Church

[NI042537] Lutheran

An obituary on the second son of John (ie Daniel 1842-1914) stated that the family moved to Steuben co., /DULL/in 1860. The 1850 OH census of district 75 Mechanics twp., Holmes co., OH page 166 dated 22 Aug 1850 shows John M. Lint as a farmer with a net worth of $400. They lived in dwelling #1170. Ref dwelling diagram in files for geographioc relationships.

[NI042538] The story of Samuel Lint (1816) is a little complicated & confusing. In about 1840 at the age of 24 Samuel 1st marries Mary & has 6 chldrn by her. Mary dies in 1859 & Samuel remarries an Angeline Duett Lewis in 1860. Angeline had been married to a Lewis but was widowed & brought 4 chldrn into the marriage with Samuel. These chldrn were then raised by Samuel & Angeline but kept the name Lewis. Mary Ann Lewis later marries William Henry Lint who is Samuel's older bro.'s son. Samuel & Angeline then proceed to have 4 more chldrn of their own.

[NI042549] he was born in Somerest co., PA in 1832 as the 2nd chld after Mary Lint. The parents Daniel & Catherine packed up & moved to Mechanics twp., Holmes co., OH in late 1832 or early 1833. There the family had 9 more chldrn. In 1852 Daniel bought property in York twp., Noble co., /DULL/about 3 miles NW of Albion.

[NI042551] Church of the Brethern

[NI042557] Although we have William married to Mary Ann Lewis on 6 Apr 1869 in Noble Co., IN we also have a William Lint marrying a Retta Conrad on 21 Dec 1897. Could it be possible that William married twice? First to Mary and 28 years later to Retta. Almost nothing is known about William Lint so it is possible. More probably its a next generation William but I haven't discovered that yet. It's also interesting that Mary Ann Lewis was one of the children of Angeline Duett Lewis who married Samuel Lint. Mary Ann was raised by Samuel and Angeline but she kept the Lewis name.

[NI042559] A 1929 obit on Moses had him survived by 11 grandchldrn & 8 great- grandchldrn.

[NI042563] In the Noble Co. IN index of marriages it has Margaret's name as Craigley, in the 1929 obit they spelled it Kreglier. I've chosen to use the spelling which was used most consistently.

[NI042564] 1. An 1948 obituary on John has him survived by Mrs. Jessie Couts, Mrs. William A. Holman, Mrs. Emery Bennet, Mrs. L.E. Foreman, Minnie, Wallace, and Grover. These obituaries are in my files.

[NI042587] died at age 13

[NI042589] Mary Ann and her husband George Cross were living in Fremont, Steuben Co., IN at the time of their marriage in Kinderhook twp., Branch co., MI according to the marriage records.

[NI042599] The 1900 CA twp., Branch co., MI shows Hansey in the house with Daniel & the bro. George [Lint] is also in the household. The clincher here is that the bro.-in-law David Morgan is also in the household! This is our Daniel Lint & Hansey Morgan.


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