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[NI052106] Civil War Vet

[NI052135] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
00890311Samuel Christner State: PA Dist: 9141Color: W Age: 76 B-Pl: PA Visit: 0586 Co: Somerset
Other Residents:
Wife Barbra 72, PA
Son David 25, PA
Nephew Francis Williams 11, PA

[NI052139] Jesse Christner State: PA Enumeration District: 0128 Color: W Age: 37 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0003 County: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00890048 Other Residents:
Wife Kate 41, PA
Daughter Ora M 14, PA
Daughter Naoma 10, PA
Son Harry 08, PA
Son Robert NR, PA
1 non-relative

[NI052146] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 10 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
26 52 52 Wallace James 25 M W Farm Laborer . 125 Penna
27 52 52 Wallace Lydia 24 F W wife Penna
28 52 52 Wallace Silas 2 M W Penna
29 52 52 Wallace An* 3/12 F W Penna

[NI052164] Johnstown Trib-Demo Sun Jun 16 1985 based on a Jun 12 1885 Story JACOB & THE DEVILS One of the top local stories Jun 1885 read more like fiction than fact. That story, which appears on the front page of the JohnstownTrib, a wkly newspaper, on Jun 12 1885, follows. For more than 20 yrs the good people of Somerset Co. general & of Somerset Town particular have been familiar with the story of 1 Jacob Thomas, his "4 wagon-loads of gold" Bur.on the top of the mountain, & the 7 devils who stand perpetual guard over the treasure. Jacob's queer talk & actions have furnished the people a large amount of diversion, for there have constantly been new developments to keep alive the interest his claim. But just now the interest is deeper than ever, & Jacob's claim, with the chapter recently added is the mouth of everybody, credulous & incredulous alike. But 1st we had better tell who Jacob is. His father was the proprietor of "Thomas' Mills," on the old pike between Johnstown & Somerset, abt 10 mi.s south of Johnstown. There Jacob lived for many yrs, but for 20 yrs he has been a resident of Somerset, & the greater part of the time has been employed by Gen. Koontz as hostler & man-of-all-work. "Gen. Koontz's secretary" is the way he was often referred to. He is now abt 60 yrs of age & the father of a grown-up family. He is of German extraction & speaks little English. Jacob's story, told when he 1st went to Somerset & so often repeated since, is that 1 day during the war while he was yet living at Thomas; Mills, 4 wagons filled with shining gold passed through the village, heading for the top of the mountain near Forwardstown, near Connor's P.O. He followed the wagons & saw the treasure bur. Carefully locating the spot, he returned home, filled with the determination of helping himself to the gold at the 1st opportunity. But that is where Jacob was too fast. The next day he took a pick & shovel & meal bag from the mill & went out to the mountain to get a few hundred thousand dollars for immediate & pressing use. He took a circuitous route, for fear of being followed, & approached the spot where the treasure was Bur. from the opposite side of the village. But imagine his surprise & horror, on reaching it, to find the spot guarded by 7 hideous devils & a woman without a head! The devils roared & their voices sounded like thunder. The rocks trembled, & a sulphurous smoke almost made him sick. The day was calm until the devils beheld him, but immediately thereafter a great hurricane arose, & giant trees were twisted like so many saplings. great fright he got away from the place, how he hardly remembers, & it was a long time before he could muster up enough courage to visit the spot again. But little by little he got on good terms with the devils, & had many a talk with them. For yrs & yrs, however, when he mentioned the treasure, they immediately set up their roaring, & it was only a few wks ago that he got them conquered & subdued. Jacob's latest story is the 1 the people of Somerset delight rehearsing at the present time. He says that he had 6 of the devils weaned over to his side some time ago, but the 7th held out stubernly until the latter part of May, when he consented to let Jacob have the treasure on certain conditions, 1 of which was that he should bring 3 bro.s with him when he came to take the gold away. He returned at once to Somerset & let his son-in-law, Austin Gardner, & the latter's bro., Alex Gardner, into the secret. They have a bro. living Westmoreland Co., & it was agreed that he should be sent for & that the mountain should be visited last Sun & the gold removed. Jacob & the Gardners left Somerset on Fri. or Sat. last for Connor's, but before leaving the Gardners told a friend or 2 of what was up, & the story spread with great rapidity. Some of the citizens showed much interest it. T. J. Picking, the liveryman, & A.A. Stutzman, the ex-register & Recorder of Somerset, thought they might as well have a finger the golden pie, too, so they followed Jacob to Connor's. & now Jacob says it was their cupidity that knocked the whole thing the head. When he & the 3 bro.s went up to have their final interview with the devils, the 7th devil pretended to be very angry, & wanted to know who the 2 other men were that he had brought along. Jacob said he hadn't brought them -- they had come of their own accord; but the 7th devil wouldn't be pacified, & put off the delivery of the gold for another yr. Jacob says that he will have the gold yet, & that the next time he makes an arrangement with the devils he won't give the snap away. The 2 Somerset papers have long articles descriptive of Jacob's efforts to procure gold hidden the mountain back of Forwardstown. Their accounts vary as much from each other as the Trib's does from both of them, but when the best parts are picked out of each they make an interesting jumble. Our story is straight enough, however, for all practical purposes. To show that superstition is not yet dead, we quote from the Somerset Demo "A number of carriages left this town today for the camp, carrying many of our most reputable citizens. Hundreds, within a radius of 40 mi.s, are flocking to the scene of excitement, order to get a view of these ethereal inhabitants of another world." The camp spoken of was made up of Jacob Thomas, Daniel Showman, Alex, Austin & George Gardner (the "3 bro.s" send for by the 7 devils), & Michael & George Lohr, father & son. It was midnight when Detective Picking & ex-Register Stutzman left Somerset for the lonely mountain, so it is apparent that they took stock the stories. The Demo says the 7 devils, or spirits, were, when the flesh, a party of emigrants. 1 of Jacob Thomas' antecedents discovered a large deposit of gold on the mountain where the spirits now have their home, but the emigrants, coming along, took possession of it for themselves & became fabulously rich, as they were artisans & able to get the gold out of the quartz themselves. Finally they quarreled over their possessions, & the fight which ensued all were killed. From father to son the story came down the Thomas family, & finally Jacob got into communication with the spirits, who, after much persuasion, agreed too turn over the gold to its rightful owner. The arrival of persons besides Jacob & the Gardners knocked the thing the head, however, for another yr.
Herald of Truth Vol XXXIII # 4 Feb 15 1896 pg 61, 62, 63. THOMAS. On 12 Jan 1896, Somerset Co, Pa, of pneumonia, Bro Jacob E Thomas, aged 71y 4m 26d. He was bur on 14th at Thomas Menn ch. Funeral servs conducted by Jonas Blauch, L A Blough & Samuel Gindlesperger. His posterity consisted of 6 chdn, 1 dead & 5 living, also 21 gchdn.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 Aug H. J. Boyts
36 129 124 Thomas Jacob 46 M W Farmer 4,000 1,700 Penna
Thomas Rachel 44 F W wife Penna
Thomas Catharine 24 F W at home Penna
Thomas Martha 21 F W at home Penna
Thomas Daniel 17 M W at home Penna
Thomas Henry 14 M W at home Penna
Thomas Samuel 8 M W at home Penna
Thomas David 3 M W at home Penna

[NI052168] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Henry Harenberg State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0126 Color: W Age: 33 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0151 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 02130855 Other Residents:
Wife Cora 29, PA
dau. Emma R 08, PA
Son Harold 05, PA
Son Clarence 03, PA
dau. Henrietta NR, PA

[NI052191] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harry Holsinger State: PA Enumeration District: 0125 Color: W Age: 27 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0239 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01950717 Other Residents:
Wife Jennie 28, PA
Son J Gerald 05, PA
SIL Blanche Knavle 22, PA

[NI052284] Richard Webb m. Mary Heyward on 29 Aug 1654 in the parish of Painswick near Gloucester. Mary's maiden name was Holliday.

[NI052285] Mary Holliday m. Giles Heyward in 1649 in St. Nicholas parish, city of Gloucester. No children were found for this couple in the parish registers of Gloucester.

[NI052339] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 10 Aug H. J. Boyts
37 55 55 Thomas Isaac 30 M W Farm Laborer . 1,215 Penna
Thomas Catharina 29 F W wife Penna
Thomas John 12 M W at home Penna
Thomas Abraham 10 M W at home Penna
Thomas Peter 8 M W at home Penna
Thomas Juliann 5 F W at home Penna
Thomas Susan 3 F W at home Penna
Thomas Daniel 1 M W at home Penna

[NI052341] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harvey Alwine, Sr State: PA Enumeration District: 9154 Color: W Age: 25 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0306 County: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00070595 Other Residents:
Wife Annie M 24, Pennsylvania
Daughter Olive A 03, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mildred M 02, Pennsylvania

[NI052342] FUNERAL SERV.S FOR MRS. ALWINE Will Be Conducted Ferndale Evan. Ch. Tomorrow Funeral serv.s for Mrs. Harvey G. Alwine, who d. yesterday at her home, Dalton Run Dam, Somerset Co., will be at 2:30 pm tomorrow, conducted by Rev. Orlando G. Fye, Portage, & Rev. F. W. Ware, Ferndale Evan. Ch., at the latter edifice, where Mrs. Alwine was a communicant. Bur. Grandview Cem. Mrs. Alwine, nee Anna Matilda Keafer, was b. Upper Yoder Twp 42 yrs ago. She m. Mr. Alwine Jennertown, Somerset Co., Oct 10 1905, by Rev. Mr. Fye. In addition to her hus. & father, Mrs. Alwine is survived by the following chldn: Olive, w/o Paul C. Adams, Walnut Grove; & Mildred, Emil, Clyde, Virgie May, Mary Grace, Floranell Fern, Harold Dwight & Wayne Arthur Alwine, all at home. Mrs. Alwine was sis. of Mrs. George Redick, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co., & Martin H. & Earl J. Keafer, Mrs.W. M. Green & Mrs. E. G. Hammers, all of Upper Yoder Twp.

[NI052351] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Peter J Alwine State: PA Enumeration District: 0132 Color: W Age: 51 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0026 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00070815 Other Residents:
Wife Amanda 52, Pennsylvania
Son Edward I 23, Pennsylvania
Daughter Bertha S Smith 18, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mary A Alwine 15, Pennsylvania
Son Otto L 13, Pennsylvania
Son Lester L 11, Pennsylvania
Son Charles C Alwine 10, Pennsylvania
Son Ray S 08, Pennsylvania

[NI052368] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
David M Eppley State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0132 Color: W Age: 44 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0025 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01200224 Other Residents:
Wife Annie 44, PA
Son Charles E 14, PA
1 non-relative

[NI052369] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Solomon Eppley State: PA Enumeration District: 0142 Color: W Age: 43 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0149 County: Somerset Relation: Hus. ImageNum: 01200258 Other Residents:
Wife Lydia 41, Pennsylvania
Son Jacob E 18, Pennsylvania
Son Lloyd O 08, Pennsylvania

[NI052371] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William J Eppley State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0142 Color: W Age: 40 B-Place: PA Visit: 0150 Co.: Somerset, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01200266 Other Resid.s:
Wife Sarah 38, PA
Dau. Stella C 16, PA
Dau. Mary 14, PA
Son John 12, PA
Dau. Emma 10, PA
Son Ira 07, PA

[NI052376] Left York Co., PA; went to Dauphin Co., then to Cumberland Co.. From Cumberland Co., went to Bedford Co. where he m. Margaret Webb. Abt 1821, moved to Somerset Co. with wife & 4 chldrn & settled on the Grasser Farm in Conemaugh Twp.. Later moved to the Thomas Farm in Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., where he d. When Jacob Eppley, Somerset Co., PA d. 1827/28, he left a widow, 6 chldn. Today he is represented by thousands of desc.s, yet Jacob himself remains an elusive figure. An Eppley reunion article printed, 1915 Johnstown Daily Trib states that Jacob Eppley was originally from York Co., PA, s/o John Eppley who was b. Germany, & an unnamed Scottish woman. The article further maintained that Jacob lived also in Dauphin & Cumberland Cos., m. Bedford Co.,; & sib.s were John, Michael, Emanuel, Sophia & Martha. How much of this article, written nearly 100 yrs after Jacob's death, is truth, & how much is myth? Jacob Aply 1st appears on the tax list, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA yr 1826 with 100 acres, 1 house & a horse. He is listed again in 1827 with the same acreage. The list 1828 is missing; 1829 we find Margaret Apley, widow, with 75 acres. No deed for this land has ever been located, apparently Jacob was a tenant or may possibly have been farming land that he intended to buy, but which his early death precluded. Margaret remains on the tax lists through 1831, & is enumerated in the 1830, 1840 & 1850 censuses of Conemaugh Twp.; (she is in Jenner in 1840) 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 184 192 EPPLEY Margaret 56 F, John 31 M Farmer, Jacob 27 M Farmer. Comparing the names of surrounding families on the censuses with the names on old landowner maps, it would appear that the Eppley home lay almost on the border of the 2 Twp.s. But where did Jacob migrate from before settling in Somerset? Turning to the 1820 census PA, we find 10 different men with various versions of the Eppley surname & the given name of Jacob. Only 1 family fits the known family of Jacob, Somerset. This is Jacob Epley "weaver", Fairview Twp., York Co., with 1 male 26-45 (Jacob), 1 male under 10 (John, age 1), 1 female 16-26 (wife Margaret, age 25), 1 female under 10 (Martha, age 2), & 1 female 45-up, not yet identified. Jacob Epley "weaver" s/o John Epley, Fairview Twp. Jacob 1st appears on the tax lists of that Twp, 1813 a single freeman, indicating that b. ca. 1792. In the tax year 1817/1818 he is now listed as a married man, & over the next several yrs is shown with various property, including a house & lot, & 1-2 cattle. Jacob last appears in the list 1823/1824 with 2 horses, & then vanishes from the lists. 1823 "Jacob Eppley, weaver, Fairview Twp. & Margaret his wife" sold Jacob's rights to his 1/9 share of the land of his deceased gmother, Sophia Eppley, to Jacob's uncle, George Derr. In all probability, Jacob sold his property to purchase 2horses & a Conestoga wagon for the trip overland to Somerset. 1827, George Derr, as Jacob's assignee, was granted 13 acres from the original estate of Sophia Eppley, & on the tax list of Fairview Twp., York Co., 1827/28 this land appears as "Jacob Eppley's estate," indicating that Jacob is now deceased (George Derr file the deed 1829). This was just after Jacob d. Somerset Co. Margaret Eppley remained in Somerset until the 1850s, when she moved to Westmoreland Co. with her unmarried son John. She d. 1876 bur. near Latrobe. son Jacob Jr. remained Somerset; sons James & David went to Cambria & Westmoreland Cos., & her dau. Rosanna, w/o Yost Miller, migrated to Elkhart Co., IN John Eppley also went to Elkhart after the d. of mother. The elder Eppley dau., Martha, disappears from the records after 1860; tradition claims that she m. a Wallace d. near Latrobe. Her family remains still untraced. How much of the old reunion article was true? Jacob did come from York Co., & deeds, census & pension records for his father show that Jacob lived in both Dauphin & Cumberland Cos. as a child. There is no evidence that Jacob ever lived in Bedford or that he m. there; already m. Margaret while in York Co. John Eppley, Jacob's father, did not come from Germany, although he was of German descent. Nor was Jacob's mother, Elizabeth Derr, from Scotland; she too was of German ancestry. Her bro. George often spelled the name "Dare" in English manner; perhaps the tradition originated from that spelling. Jacob's sib.s did include the names John, Michael, Emanuel, Sophia & Martha, however, 3 other sib.s were missing from the article, including a half-sis & another sis who d. in her twenties. The reunion article represents the traditions of Jacob's chldn & gchldn, as likely passed down from the memories of Jacob's widow Margaret. All in all, it contains the average amount of truth, & as is often the case, a healthy smattering of myth!

[NI052377] Webb is the maiden name of Margaret Eppley, w/o Jacob, Somerset Co., according to obit of son David Eppley. Since Margaret married Jacob Eppley, Fairview Twp., York Co., PA, & since the couple made their home in that community for the 1st 10 yrs of their m., it seems logical to begin the search for Margaret's parents in that area. Margaret age 56 on 1850 census & 65 on 1860 census, so it appears that she was probably b. abt 1794. This would make her 5-6 yrs old in 1800, & 15-16 in 1810. There are only 2 Webb families with a dau. or dau.s in this age range in Fairview Twp. These were the families of John & Joseph Webb, bro.s, who were s/o John Webb, Sr., pioneer settler, Newberry Twp., York Co. John seems a better candidate for Margaret's father than Joseph. John's dwelling was located closer to the Eppleys than that of his bro. Joseph Webb m. Mary Harris, d/o George Harris, & Margaret Webb Eppley did not name either of her dau.s Mary, nor were any of her 4 sons named Joseph. Margaret's eldest son was named John, but this was probably in honor of his paternal gfather, John Eppley. A James Webb, who came of age on the Fairview Twp. tax list in 1821, was very possibly a bro. of Margaret, since Margaret named a son James Eppley, & the name James does not occur anywhere in her husband's family. Since James Webb came of age in Fairview, he is likely a son of John, as Joseph Webb had already removed to neighboring Newberry Twp. in 1816. All of Margaret's chldrn seemed to be given traditional Eppley family names, with the exception of her son James, & her 2nd dau., who was named Rosanna. I suspected that the name Rosanna might somehow hold a clue to Margaret's ancestry. In 1994, Mrs. Alice Getman, MI, a descendant of Joseph Webb's son John, put me in touch with Pauline Ritchie, OH. Pauline's Webb ancestor, a John Webb b. 1813, resided in Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA He m. twice, 1st wife being Frana Thomas, d/o George & Eve Thomas, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co. 2nd wife was a cousin of his 1st, Frances Thomas Wiland, d/o Benjamin Thomas, & w/o Abraham Wiland. Since the Eppleys were traditionally said to have settled on the Thomas farm, & since Margaret Webb Eppley was located in Conemaugh Twp. after her hus.'s death, this John Webb seemed a good candidate for a rel. John & his 2nd wife named their eldest dau. Rosanna. On John's m. application to Frances Wiland in 1853, he stated that he was b. in York Co., & that his parents were John & Rose Webb. At 1st glance it seemed unlikely that John & Margaret could be siblings, as John was 19 yrs younger than Margaret. However, a look at the 1810 & 1820 censuses for York Co., before & after John's birth, show only 2 John Webbs in York Co., & both are in Fairview Twp. The younger John s/o Joseph Webb. m. Elizabeth Grubb & had a son John b. 1827, who later moved to Blair Co., PA, & then to IL. Thus this John could not be the father of John Webb of Cambria. The other John Webb in Fairview Twp. was Joseph's bro., the man who was the prime nominee for Margaret Webb Eppley's father. The 1820 census shows that this John did indeed have a male chld in his household under the age of 10 yrs. (John Webb "of Cambria" would have been 7 at this time). The formerly ukwn wife of John Webb of Fairview could now be identified as Rose. Her real name was likely Rosanna, since 2 of her gdau.s were named after her. John Webb of Cambria Co. is 1st located on the tax list of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA as a single freeman in 1836. He appears for 2 yrs & then vanishes, showing up on the 1840 census of Richland Twp., Cambria Co. with a wife & 1 female child. He probably m. his 1st wife Frana in Conemaugh, as her parents, George & Eve Thomas, resided there. Since the Eppleys were said to have settled on the Thomas farm, & John Webb came of age in Conemaugh & m. a Thomas girl, 1 wonders if other members of the Webb family may have migrated to that area. Did 13-yr-old John Webb come to Somerset with his sis. & bro.-in-law after the death of his parents, or might the entire Webb family have relocated in Somerset Co.? John Webb the father, disappears from the tax lists of Fairview Twp., York Co., in 1824, 1 yr before the Eppleys removed to Somerset. No widow of John appears in Fairview. If John & Rose went to Somerset with the Eppleys, they may not have lived long afterward. Neither appear on the tax lists of Somerset, Co. although it is possible that they owned no taxable property (John is taxed for only a single cow from 1817-1823 in Fairview). John does not appear on the census for Somerset, but he & his wife may have been enumerated with another family. James Web, single man, appears on tax list for Jenner Twp., Somerset Co. in 1826, the same yr that Jacob "Aply," husb. of Margaret, is 1st listed. This is just after the James Webb, single freeman from Fairview Twp., York Co., probable s/o John Webb, disappears from the tax lists there. It would seem that James Webb also lived in Somerset, perhaps briefly (1 James Webb reappears as a distiller in Fairview abt 5 yrs later), & Margaret may have named her son James Eppley (b. 1827) in honor of her bro. Some time after Jacob's d., Margaret moved to Westmoreland Co., where she d. 1876. Margaret is buried near Latrobe.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
184 192 EPPLEY Margaret 56 F
John 31 M Farmer
Jacob 27 M Farmer

[NI052378] Martha is enumerated on the 1860 census of Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland Co., with the family of her bro., James Eppley. A 2 yr old chld, "Susan Eply," appears to be hers.

[NI052379] unmarried

[NI052380] Yost & Rosanna resided in Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co. until after the Civil War, when they migrated to Elkhart Co., IN, where Yost's widowed mother & sib.s had settled 20 yrs earlier. All of Yost & Rosanna's chldn subsequently settled in IN & MI, except for Samuel J., who remained in PA After the d.of hus. Rosanna was cared for by gdau., Elizabeth Miller, d/o Samuel. Elizabeth's fiance, John E. Hampton, joined her in IN, & m. Goshen. They remained with Rosanna until after the birth of their 1st chld, whom they named Sarah Rosinna in her honor.

[NI052383] John Epley, with his wife & mother, sold his father's land in Lancaster, & 1783 purchased a tract of land from the estate of Charles Klugh, located in "Paxtang" Twp., Dauphin Co. This tract of land included 144 acres, & an island in the Susquehanna, probably the island known today as Stucker Island. Over the next 12 yrs, John lived on this tract of land, & sold several parcels of it during that time. His wife Catherine d. Dauphin Co., & John m (2) ca. 1787 Elizabeth Derr John & Elizabeth Epley sold the remainder of their Dauphin Co., land 1795. They probably moved to Allen Twp., Cumberland Co., Pa., where a deed shows John's mother Sophia living in 1799. In that yr, the elder Sophia bought a tract of land in Newberry Twp., York Co. (now Fairview Twp.). The Eppleys removed to this land where Sophia d in the winter of 1799-1800. Her son remained on this tract until his death in 1826. It was this land that Jacob Eppley sold his rights to before migrating to Somerset Co. John Epley was a vet of Rev. War. His pension application of 1819 states that he enlisted in 1776, Lancaster in Capt. Abraham Dehuff's co, Col. Atlee's inf. reg. he served 1 yr, was present at Battle of Long Island, & was taken prisoner at Fort Washington & held for 8-9 wks at the sugar house in NY. discharged 1777, Lancaster by Col. Stewart. His pension application further states that he was a retired saddler, & gives a list of his assets; as well as giving the names & ages of his wife & 4 chldn still living at home.

[NI052385] 1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
235 19 MILLER Yost 33 M Farmer PA
235 19 MILLER Rosina 31 F PA
235 19 MILLER Samuel 9 M PA
235 19 MILLER Abner 7 M PA
235 19 MILLER Jacob 5 M PA
235 19 MILLER Maria 4 F PA
235 19 MILLER Margaret 2 F PA
235 19 MILLER Lydia 1 F PA

[NI052390] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Adam Keafer State: PA Enumeration District: 0158 Color: W Age: 54 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0205 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02310176 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 50, PA
Son Earl 22, PA
Dau. Elma I 20, PA
Dau. Elsie A 18, PA
Dau. Mary B 16, PA
Dau. Ada 13, PA

[NI052392] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
173 180 KIEFER Adam 23 M Laborer Germany
Matilda 18 F
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 9 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
33 31 31 Keefer Adam, Jr. 43 M W Farmer 1,500 475 Penna
34 31 31 Keefer Matilda 38 F W wife Penna
35 31 31 Keefer Tobias 19 M W at home Penna
36 31 31 Keefer Adam 15 M W at home Penna
37 31 31 Keefer John 13 M W at home Penna
38 31 31 Keefer Barbara 9 F W at home Penna
39 31 31 Keefer Henry 7 M W at home Penna
Adam K Keefer served in the Civil War, as a Private in Company G of the 61st Regiment of PA Infantry Volunteers commanded by Charles H. Bewley. He was drafted Sep. 26 1864 at Chambersburg, PA & was discharged June 20, 1865 at Camp Defiance, Washington, D.C. at the close of the war. On his application for disability pension dated May 9, 1891, he stated that he was 64 yrs old, 5'5" in height, light complexion, red hair, gray eyes, & that he was suffering from heart disease, rheumatism & diarrhea, contracted while in the Army (25 years before!). He also gave his address at that time as 7 Morris St., Johnstown, PA His Civil War pension was $12.00 per mo. After his death, his widow, Matilda applied for a widow's pension & stated that her only income was $40 per yr from her son, Henry Adam Keafer, as her widow's dower in the farm previously operated by her husband. Adam K Keefer was a farmer & carpenter, & he & his sons hewed timber & built barns. He & his family lived in the log house which he acquired from his father. His other son, Adam A Keafer, lived on & operated a farm located on the Menoher Hwy, Cambria Co., PA Matilda Yoder Keefer was a charter member of the Davidsville Luth Church, Davidsville, PA. Adam spelled his name Keefer, but all of his sons spelled it Keafer.

[NI052394] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Henry A Keafer Age: 45 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0132 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0011 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Anna J 41, PA
daug Gertie M 16, PA
daug Stella M 12, PA
Son Lloyd S 10, PA
Son Clayton H 08, PA
Son Elvin A 06, PA
Son Clair E 05, PA
Son Charles G NR, PA

[NI052396] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Elmer E Adams State: PA Enumeration District: 0138 Color: W Age: 36 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0407 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00040489 Other Residents:
Wife Harriet 38, PA
Son Forest 10, PA
Son Paul 06, PA
Son Lloyd 04, PA
Dau. Florence NR, PA

[NI052507] Johnstown Trib-Dem Feb 23 1976 Pg 30 MINTMIER - Herbert, 82, Vinco, Conemaugh, d Feb 22 1976, at home. b Mar 12 1893, Johnstown, s/o William & Mary MINTMIER. Preceded in death by parents; 1st wife, former Dora GRAMLING; 2nd wife, former Evelyn CONRAD; & sons - Charles, Ralph & Carl. Survived by these children: Clyde, m Alice BERO, Windber; Dick, Solomon Homes; & Janet, w/o Lionel JOHNS, Conemaugh also 13 gchldn & 24 ggchldn. Bro. of Irvin, 105 Packer St. Mem. of Good Fellowship Hunting Camp. Retired self-employed Vinco businessman. Friends received 7-9 pm Mon & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue Geisel-Kuhlman Funeral Home, Dale, where service will be held at 10:30 am, Wed Rev. Marvin E. Lowery. Bur., Grandview Cem.

[NI052557] Gospel Herald - Vol II # 51, Mar 17 1910, pg 815, 816. Moses Croyle, Johnstown, PA b May 17 1823 d Jan 7 1910; aged 86y 7m 21d. He m Elizabeth Speigle, May 8 1856, who d Nov 11 1888. 1 son preceded them to spirit world. 23 gchdn, 9 ggchdn, 2 bros & 3 sis' survive. He was memb Menn Ch for many yrs. Funeral held Jan 9 at Thomas Ch. Servs were conducted by S D Yoder & L A Blough..
1870 Census Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, PA 15 Aug H. J. Boyts
34 134 130 Croyle Moses 45 M W Farmer 3,000 600 Penna
Croyle Elisabeth 37 F W wife Penna
Croyle Rebecca 12 F W at home Penna
Croyle Joseph 10 M W at home Penna
Croyle Lorence 6 M W at home Penna
Croyle Mary 3 F W at home Penna
Croyle John 5/12 M W at home Penna

[NI052558] Herald of Truth, Vol XXV # 23, Dec 1 1888, pg 364, 365. On 11 Nov, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, PA of deranged action of heart, Elizabeth w/o Moses Croyle, aged 53y 10m 8d. She was mother of 8 chdn, 1 of whom survives her & 9 gchdn. She was worthy memb of Ch for many yrs & d trusting in the Lord. She was bur at Thomas M H on 13th. Funeral Servs by Jonas Blough, S Gindelaperger & C Herschberger.

[NI052847] OBITUARY: Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Cambria Co., Pa, April 4, 2003: Coyle, Jean Pearl, 78, Johnstown, died April 3, 2003, at Select Specialty Hospital. Born April 2, 1925, daughter of late Joseph and Pearl (Medling) Miller. Preceded in death by husband, James Coyle; son, Calvin Blough Jr.; sisters, Mabel and Mildred; and brothers, Bert, Robert and Joseph. Survived by sons, Terry Blough and Joseph Blough, both of Johnstown; and Galen Blough, married to former Johanna Eash, Seanor; and daughter-in-law, Jackie Moss Blough. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sister of Betty Shaffer and Kathryn, wife of George Blaschak, both of Johnstown. Jean was retired from Thorofare Markets. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., Downtown, 514 Somerset St., where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. John Eash. Interment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery.

[NI052863] Thomas Men. Ch. Cem., there is a headstone next to Elmer G. & Martha Peterson with the following inscription: E. Viron Peterson, Jan 16 1910, Feb 8 1910, Age 23 dys

[NI052905] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph J Eash State: PA Enumeration District: 0132 Color: W Age: 52 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0246 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01220223 Other Residents:
Wife Annie 49, PA
Dau. Salome E 15, PA

[NI052907] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William H Eash State: PA Enumeration District: 0133 Color: W Age: 22 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0063 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01220285 Other Residents:
Wife Ida V 26, PA

[NI052910] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William J Naugle Age: 26 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0132 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0245 County: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Minnie M 25, Pennsylvania

[NI052935] Gospel Herald - Vol 84 # 21 May 21 1991 pg 14. Gindlesperger, Esther B, 78, Hollsopple, Pa b Feb 15 1913, Conemaugh Twp, PA d/o Cloyd C & Salome (Eash) Eash d Apr 25 1991 Johnstown, Pa. Survivors: husb Nelson Gindlesperger; son Donald N; 7 gchdn, 2 ggchdn. Funeral & bur Apr 28, Kaufman Menn Ch by Donald Sharp

[NI052937] Gospel Herald - Vol 87 # 21 May 24 1994. Gindlesperger, Nelson "Pegley," 82, Hollsopple, Pa; b Oct 6 1912 s/o Christopher & Fannie Gindlesperger d Jan 24 1994, Hollsopple, PA of heart attack. Survivors: son Donald N; 3 gchdn, 4 ggchdn. Preceded by wife Esther Eash Gindlesperger. Funeral & bur Jan 26, Kauffman Menn Ch by Donald Sharp.

[NI052938] Gospel Herald - Vol XXVIII No 7 May 16 1935. Gindlesperger,­ Christ b Sep 23 1861 d his home, Somerset Co, PA Apr 29 1935 aged 73y 7m 6d. He 1st m Catharine Settlemeyer. To this union were b 5 chdn of whom the following survive: Mrs Russell Grasser, Mrs David Mulhollen, Mrs Joseph Kiley. In 1905 he m Fannie Livingston. To this m 6 chdn were b of whom William, Charles, Nelson, Robert, & Barney survive. Besides wife & chdn, he is survived by 34 gchdn & 32 ggchdn. He was memb Menn Ch for some yrs. Funeral servs in home by S G Shetler & in Thomas Ch, of which he was memb, by S G Shetler assisted by James Saylor. Bur Mishler grvyd.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Christian Gindlesperge* State: PA Dist: 0128 Color: W Age: 48 B Pl: PA Visit: 0273 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husb ImageNum: 01630949 Other Residents:
Wife Fanny 32, PA
Son William J 04, PA
Son Charles NR, PA
Father John S 73, PA

[NI052939] Gospel Herald Aug 24 1939 Vol XXXII No 21 pgs 456, 457. Gindlesperger, Fannie d/o late Jacob & Nancy Livingston b Somerset Co, PA Apr 2 1878 d Aug 7 1939 aged 61y 4m 6d. She was preceded by 1 son. 4 sons survive. Also survived by aged mother, 7 sis', & 2 bros. She was memb Thomas Menn Ch for # of yrs. Servs in home & in Ch by Bros S G Shetler & James Saylor. Bur Thomas cem.

[NI052953] William I Blough State: PA Enumeration District: 0132 Color: W Age: 24 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0055 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00310728 Other Residents:
Wife Rella M 21, PA
Daughter Dora Ai 02, PA
Daughter Mable N NR, PA
Stepsister Ellen N Kauffman 17, PA

[NI052981] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Henry Gilbert State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0142 Color: W Age: 38 B-Place: PA Visit: 0149 Co.: Somerset, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01580548 Other Resid.s:
Wife Mary M 30, PA
Son Herbert 10, PA
Son Francis 08, PA
Dau. Cora 06, PA

[NI053061] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Grace Doubt State: PA Enumeration District: 0118 Color: W;W Age: 18 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0506 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Servant ImageNum: 00990162 Other Residents:
Husband Daniel Dannenbauer

[NI053073] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
171 178 ALLWINE Joseph 48 M Farmer
Mary 38 F
Nancy 8 F
Mary 6 F
Catharine 6 F
Noah 4 M
Matilda 3 F
Sarah 1 F
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Aug H. J. Boyts
9 112 107 Alwine Joseph 66 M W Farmer 8,000 1,600 Pa
Alwine Mary 54 F W wife Pa
Alwine Noah 24 M W Farm Laborer Pa
Alwine Francis 18 F W at home Pa
Alwine Josiah 16 M W at home Pa
Alwine Peter 12 M W at home Pa
Alwine Samuel 9 M W at home Pa

[NI053074] Herald of Truth Vol XVI # 3 Mar 1879 pg 54, 56, 57. Jan 26, Bowne, Kent Co, MI Nancy Thomas aged 37y 5m 12d. Funeral by Bros Speicher, Keim & Long.

[NI053075] Gospel Herald - Vol XIII # 44 Jan 27 1921 pg 871, 872. Eash, Catharine (Alwine) b Somerset Co, PA Feb 6 1843 d Jan 10 1921 aged 77y 11m 4d. Survived by 4 sons & 1 dau. Her husb & several chdn went before. She was memb Menn Ch for many yrs. Funeral E J Blough, L A Blough & C A Graybill.

[NI053076] Herald of Truth Vol XXXV # 21 Nov 1 1898 pg 333. ALVINE, Fanny b Jul 19 1854, Somerset Co, Pa which was her home until 1880 when on 28 Oct she m to Peter K Thomas & during that y moved to MI, her home since. She was memb Menn Ch of this place for over 17y. Se d Oct 6 1898 aged 47y 2m 17d. Funeral by Isaac Weaver in English & Peter Keim in German. The deceased enjoyed very good health until last Apr when she contracted a cough which ultimately led to her death. She leaves husb, 2 daus & 6 stepchdn, besides other relatives & host of friends.

[NI053077] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 24 Oct by Henry Cook
40 275 309 Alwine Jacob 40 M Farmer 400 Pa
41 275 309 Alwine Catherine 52 F Pa
42 275 309 Alwine Abram 18 M Laborer Pa
1 275 309 Alwine John 16 M Laborer Pa
2 275 309 Alwine Jacob 14 M Pa
3 275 309 Alwine Frances 10 F Pa
4 275 309 Alwine Samuel 7 M Pa
5 275 309 Alwine Philip 77 M none Pa

[NI053083] Gospel Herald Vol XXII # 3 Apr 18 1929 pg 63. Blough, Josiah M s/o late C. C. & Polly Blough, b Dec 6 1861 d Apr 2 1929; aged 67y 3m 26d. He m Cassie Livingston, who preceded him Aug 6 1918. His chdn 2 sons & 2 daus survive him. Also survived by # of gchdn, 4 sis', & many other relatives & friends. He was memb COB, Tire Hill, Johnstown, Pa. Funeral in home by S. G. Shetler, & in Stahl Ch by S. G. Shetler, asstd by N. H. Blough, pastor of Ch to which he belonged. Bur Stahl Cem.
1910 Miracode PA
Josiah M Blough State: PA Dist: 0132 Color: W Age: 50 B Pl: PA Visit: 0091 Co: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 00310134 Other Residents:
Wife Cassie 45, PA
Son David H 23, PA
Daughter Katie 18, PA
Son Walter F 11, PA
Dau Mabel M 05, PA
Dau-in-law Minerva 19, PA

[NI053088] J-town Trib-Demo, Thur 04 Oct 2001. Blough, Earl A, 82, Old Walsall Rd, Richland Twp, d 2 Oct 2001, Windber Med Ctr. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Thu George E Mason Funeral Home Inc, Davidsville. Serv at 11 am Fri at Tire Hill COB, Rev Jack Rupert, where remains will lie instate 10 am to serv. Bur Stahl Menn Cem.

[NI053123] J-town Trib-Demo, Mon 18 Jun 2001 (Pic). Doyle, Thomas M, 70, West End d 16 Jun 2001, at home; b 29 Sep 1930, Portage s/o William E & Idonna (Beck) Doyle. Preceded by parents; Bro William Jr; sis Sue; & bro-in-law Jack Esch. Survived by wife of 51y Dorothy (Blough), West End; chdn: Deborah (Kline) w/o Terry Lutrei, Berlin; Cheryl Abbott & friend Ronzo; Dennis Abbott; Kathy Sirbaugh & friend James Lape; Kristine w/o Tom Ribblett; Linda w/o John Smith; Michelle w/o Tom Gelet; & Becky & fiancee Tom Natta Jr; & gchdn: John T Kline h/o Kim (Hall) Tarver, VA; Mary (Kline) w/o Jerome Matthews, Berlin; Idonna Ziesman & fiancee Gene Shaffer; Jessi Abbott & fiancee Dennis Roles; William Sirbaugh Jr h/o Tammy MaClay; Thomas Sirbaugh; Chasity Ribblett & friend Mike Winkleman; Chad Ribblett; Danett, Kayla, Sara & Ashley Smith; Thomas C Jr, Arlene, John P, & Elizabeth Gelet; & Samantha & Thomas J Doyle, all Johnstown. Ggfather of Casey Tarver; Ashanti, Tank, Caitlyn Matthews; Curtis Shaffer; Dennis & Brittnee Roles; Billy, Jimmy, & Ryan Sirbaugh; & Kylee & Anthony Ribblett. Bro of Raymond Doyle h/o Mary Daily, FL; & Ruth Esch, Johnstown. Also numerous nieces & nephews. Retired electrician for Bethlehem Steel Corp, Lower Cambria Div. Former employee for Johnstown Amer Corp & Emnacon. Former partner of Subs & Suds, West End. Friends received 2-4 & 6-9pm Mon Francis G Ozog Funeral Home Inc, Broad St., funeral 1:30pm Tue, Rev Katherine Douglas. Bur Stahl Menn Cem, Davidsville.

[NI053137] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
David C Harshberger Age: 33 State: PA Color: W District: 0132 B Pl: PA Visit: 0028 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mary E 32, PA
Son Ray A 09, PA
Son Earl A 08, PA
dau Ivey P 06, PA
Son Cyrus C 04, PA
dau Esther G 02, PA
dau Polly M NR, PA

[NI053165] BOYER -- Stella "Kate" (Eppley), 100, Hollsopple, d. Mar 16 1995, Somerset Hosp. B. Sep 7 1894, Jenner Twp, Somerset Co., d/o William & Sarah (Penrod) Eppley. Preceded in death by parents; hus., Joseph E., on Dec 4 1980; infant chldn, Nettie, John & Helen; & son, Robert E.; also several bro.s & sis.s. Survived by dau.-in-law, Lillian R. (Long) Boyer, Hollsopple; gchldn Robert C.; & Bernice, w/o Lloyd Sarver, both of Hollsopple; & Janice, w/o Robert Burns, Monroeville; 7 ggchldn; 4 gggchldn. An active charter memb. Laurel Hill Gospel Tabernacle. Also memb. Maple Springs Quilting Circle. Volunteer cook at Camp Faith Summer Camp for many yrs. Friends received 7-9 pm Sat. & noon to 4 & 7-9 pm Sun. Hoffman Funeral Home, Main St., Boswell. Viewing also 10 am until 11 am Mon. Laurel Hill Gospel Tabernacle, Rev. C.J. Ickes. Bur. Thomas Mennonite Cem.

[NI053166] Gospel Herald Vol 66 # 41 Oct 16 1973 pg 806. Blough, Mary M d/o William J. & Sarah Ellen (Penrod) Eppley b Somerset Co, Pa Mar 12 1896 d Mem'l Hosp, Johnstown, Pa Sep 10 1973 aged 77y 5m 28d. On Apr 9 1914 she m Josiah Blough, who survives. Also surviving are 2 chdn Dorene Mrs. Millard R. Cauffiel & Clifford L, 8 gchdn, 8 ggchdn, 2 sis' Stella Mrs Joseph Boyer & Emma Mrs LeRoy Thomas, & 1 bro Ira Eppley. Preceded by an infant dau, a bro, & a ggchd. She was memb Blough Menn Ch, funeral on Sep 13, in charge of Elvin Holsopple & Harry C. Blough; bur in adjoining Cem.

[NI053168] THOMAS -- Emma V., 94, Hollsopple, d. Nov 10 1994, William Penn Care Ctr, Jeannette. B. Jan 7 1900, Jenner Twp, d/o William & Sarah (Penrod) Eppley. Preceded in death by parents; sis., Mary Blough; bro.s, John & Ira Sr.; & hus., Leroy, who d. 1979. Survived by chldn: Denton, m. to Lynn Cauffiel, Jerome, PA; Violet, w/o Martin Cover, Boswell; Donald, Indiana, Pa.; Marlin, m. to Mary Lou Billetdeaux, Irwin; & Mary K., w/o Sherman McLucas, Glen, PA; 14 gchldn; 19 ggchldn; 6 gggchldn. Sis. of Kathryn Boyer, Hollsopple. Memb. Maple Spring Ch. of the Breth., & Ladies Aid Society. Family receiving friends 7-9 pm Fri. & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sat. George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville. Serv. will be 2 pm Sun. Maple Spring Ch. of the Breth., where remains will lie in state 1 pm until time of serv., Rev. Roger Knepper. Bur. ch. cem.

[NI053172] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jeremiah Boyer State: PA Enumeration District: 0158 Color: W Age: 55 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0090 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00420574 Other Residents:
Wife Levina 49, PA
Son William S 25, PA
Son Stephen A 21, PA
Son Thomas E 19, PA
Son Joseph E 18, PA
2 Oct 1947 - JERRY BOYER TO BE 93 TOMORROW - Jerry Boyer, well-kwn Hollsopple man, will observe his 93rd b-day ann. tomorrow. The retired carpenter who built a no. of barns & homes in Somerset & Cambria Co.s is enjoying good health. The nonagenarian still does odd jobs in carpentry & files saws. Born Oct 3 1854, Jenner Twp., s/o Solomon & Frannie (Speicher) Boyer. Jerry Boyer & Lavina Ream m Apr 1878, Scalp Level COB. Rev. Hiram Musselman, pastor, performed the ceremony. Jacob D. Ream & Mary Mishler were m at the same time. Mrs. Boyer d 8 yrs ago. Mr. Boyer is father of 7 chdn, 5 whom are still living: Steve & William, at home; Joseph, Hollsopple; & Thomas, Hornerstown, Johnstown. There are 14 gchdn; 11 ggchdn. At age 16, Mr. Boyer joined the COB & still attends servs at Maple Spring Ch, Jerome. He has lived in Jenner Twp. for the past 35 yrs.

[NI053195] Gospel Herald Vol 81 # 12 Mar 22 1988 pg 206. Blough, Josiah s/o Jeremiah & Polly (Eash) Blough, b Somerset Co, Pa Mar 26 1892 d Mem'l Hosp, Johnstown, Pa Feb 20 1988 aged 95y. He m Mary M. Eppley who d Sep 10 1973. Surviving are 1 son Clifford L, 1 dau Dorene Cauffiel, 8 gchdn, 12 ggchdn, & 1 gggdau. He was memb Blough Menn Ch, funeral Feb 20, in charge of David Mishler & Sanford Shetler; bur in Ch Cem.

[NI053197] Gospel Herald - Vol XVII, # 12 - June 19, 1924 - pg 255. Blough, Polly (Eash) b Jerome, Pa Jun 17 1856 d Jun 2 1924; aged 67y 11m 15d. She m Jere Blough Sep 20 1880 & to this union were b 2 sons & 4 daus. 1 dau Mrs Frances Stayrook d abt 12y ago. Of her 34 gchdn, 11 d. 2 ggchdn, 2 bros, & 2 sis' also survive. She united with Menn Ch 43 years ago. Funeral at Blauch Ch by N. H. Mack of Lancaster Co, Pa, S. G. Shetler, L. A. Blough. Bur in Blauch Cem.

[NI053199] Gospel Herald Vol 82 # 13 Mar 28 1989 pg 227, 229, 230. Cauffiel, Dorene A. (Blough) d/o Josiah & Mary M (Eppley) Blough, b Somerset Co, Pa Jan 26 1917 d Mem'l Hosp, Johnstown, Pa Mar 5 1989 aged 72y. She m Millard R Cauffiel who d Mar 13 1978. Surviving are 1 dau Beverly Levesque, & 1 bro Clifford L. Preceded by an infant sis. She was memb Blough Menn Ch, funeral Mar 15 in charge of David E Mishler & Sanford G Shetler; bur Ch Cem.

[NI053201] Gospel Herald Vol 71 # 21 May 23 1978 pg 425,426. Cauffiel, Millard R s/o Alexander & Lucinda E (Rhoads) Cauffiel b Conemaugh Twp, Pa Nov 15 1912 d Mem'l Hosp Mar 13 1978 aged 65y. He m Dorene Blough, who survives. Also surviving are 1 dau Beverly ­ Mrs Glen W Zerfoss, 4 bros Edward, Norman, Lester, & John, & 3 sis' Mrs Mary Horner, Lynn Mrs Denton Thomas, & Ann Mrs Virgil Blough. Funeral Blough Menn Ch Mar 17 in charge of Sanford Shetler; bur Ch Cem.

[NI053202] PA 1910 Miracode Index Alexander H Canffiel Age: 37 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0142 B Pl: PA Visit: 0162 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Lucinda 25 PA
Son Edward 03 PA
Son Norman 01 PA
1 non-relative

[NI053248] Gospel Herald Vol IX # 47 Feb 22 1917 pg 862, 863. Thomas, Samuel S, Holsopple, Pa d Feb 6 1917 aged 47y 6m 25d. He was hurt abt 5 wks ago while handling saw logs, but the people thought he was improving but it made a very sudden change on Feb 6 & very unexpectedly d. He is survived by an aged mother, a widow, 3 sons, 2 bros & 3 sis'. Funeral Maple Spring COB by Samuel Zimmerman & L A Blough.

[NI053249] Herald of Truth Vol XXXIX # 3 Feb 1 1902 pg 45, 46. THOMAS. On 8 Jan 1902, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, Pa Emma, w/o Samuel Thomas, aged 34y 10m 30d. She was bur 10th at Maple Spring (Dunkard) ch. Funeral by L A Blough, S Zimmerman, S Gindlesperger, & S G Shetler. She left a husb & 3 chdn.

[NI053250] J-town Trib-Dem, Wed 13 March 2002. THOMAS, Denton R "Snuffy", 82, Chandler, TX d 10 Mar 2002, Chandler, TX; b 1 Jun 1919, Conemaugh Twp. Mr Thomas moved from Jerome to Chandler in 1995. He was operating engineer & rd Commissioner for Conemaugh. A 50 yr memb Operating Engineer Chpt 66. Preceded in death by parents Leroy & Emma Thomas; bro Donald; & sis Violet Cover. Survived by wife of 65 yrs Lynn E. Thomas; sons: Denton, Jr & Mercelle, Hawkins, TX; & Shawn & Jaynee, Springfield, OH; daus Connie & Lynn Fyock, Dallas; Gaye & Allen Ray, Chandler; & Vicki Karl, Brownsville, TX; bros Marlin, Irvin; sis ' Mary Catherine McLucas, PA; 7 gchdn; 8 ggchdn. Memb 1st UMC, Chandler, where serv wil be at later date. Arrangements by Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

[NI053359] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William Good State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0142 Color: W Age: 39 B-Place: PA Visit: 0168 Co.: Somerset, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01550786 Other Resid.s:
Wife Tillie P 28, PA
Son Clybe 10, PA
Dau. Ada 08, PA
1 non-relative

[NI053373] J-town Trib-Demo Nov 30 1970 Pg 30 SWEARMAN - John H., 79, Meyersdale, d Nov. 28, 1970, VA Hosp, Pittsburgh. Born Jan. 8, 1891, in Meyersdale, s/o late John & Ellen (BITTNER) SWEARMAN. Survived by 2 sis' Mrs. James MARTZ & Mrs. Edgar WAGNER, both of Meyersdale. Vet WWI. Funeral serv 2 pm Wed Konhaus Funeral Home, Meyersdale, Rev. Stephen McKittrick. bur Union Cem.

[NI053410] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Simon Shaffer Age: 27 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0153 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0050 County: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Rachal 25, Pennsylvania
Son Clifford 01, Pennsylvania
3 non-relatives

[NI053411] Funeral of MRS. SIMON SHAFFER. WINDBER, Apr 22 1935-- Funeral services for MRS. RACHEL SHAFFER aged 50, wife of SIMON SHAFFER, who d. at her home near Camp Hamilton, will be conducted tomorrow morn at the St. Thomas Luth. Church by Rev. R. T. Shilling. The cortege will leave the Shaffer home at 10 am for the church. Interment will be in the church cem.. MRS. SHAFFER was a dau. of NOAH and ELIZABETH (PEBLEY) HOLSOPPLE & was born in Paint Twp January 18, 1885. Surviving are her husb. & these chldrn: CLIFFORD M. SHAFFER of Holsopple, MRS. HENRY STUTZMAN, & CLAIR SHAFFER, both at home. She was a sis. of FRANCIS O. HOLSOPPLE of Portage, WILLIAM HOLSOPPLE, of Hillsboro, MRS. JULIA MANGES & MRS. HENRY E. OTT, both of Paint Twp; MRS. CHARLES NAUGLE of Ferndale; MRS. LEMON WEAVER & MRS. JOSEPH SMEED, both of Scalp Level. (NOTE) RACHEL (HOLSOOPLE) SHAFFER d. Apr 20, 1935) From The Johnstown, Pa. Trib or Democrat, Apr 21 1935.

[NI053475] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Francis E Stayrook Age: 33 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0133 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0310 Co: Somerset Relation: Head Other Resids:
Wife Cassie 25, PA
Son Walter 08, PA
Daug Mary 07, PA
Daug Emma 05, PA
Son Archie 04, PA
Son Morton 02, PA

[NI053585] Bur notice 11 Jun 2002 in Daily Amer, Somerset, PA. Wanda A (Kauffman) Horner, 60, Hollsopple, d Jun 8. Visitation 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue Hoffman Funeral Home, rte 403 & Ch Rd, Davidsville; also visitation 10 am to time of serv at 11 am Wed, Centennial Ch near N Fork Dam.
Obit J-town Trib-Dem, Mon 10 June 2002

[NI053663] Adam was a stone mason, plasterer, & took contracts for cobblestone streets & bake ovens in Germany. He born on 26 Jun 1809 in Baden, Germany. He immigrated on 1 May 1852 to New York, NY. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA. He Church in 1876 in Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA. He was buried in Mar 1886 in Thomas Mennonite Church Cem., Thomas Mills, Cambria Co, PA. He died on 23 Mar 1886 in Somerset Co., PA. He was named after Shepherd. Parents: Father of Adam A. SHAFFER . He was married to Julia Ann SPAKE by 1852 in Germany. Children were: Elizabeth SHAFFER, Anne Mary SHAFFER, Magdalene SHAFFER, Adam A. SHAFFER Jr., Henry SHAFFER, Valentine SHAFFER, John A. SHAFFER.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 15 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
32 148 145 Shaffer Adam 60 M W Stone Mason 250 . Prussia
33 148 145 Shaffer Juliann 58 F W wife Prussia
34 148 145 Shaffer David 26 M W Farm Laborer Prussia
35 148 145 Shaffer Valentine 14 M W at home Penna
36 148 145 Shaffer John 11 M W at home Penna

[NI053665] Bertha Irene Spory was also a foster child of William Keafer & Annie Berkey Keafer.

[NI053674] Julia Ann SHAFFER Keafer (b. 1868, d. 1934) Obit, Mrs. Henry Keafer's death, 30 Nov 1934 (bur. 3 Dec 1934): MRS HENRY KEAFER, aged 66, d. yesterday morn her home, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co., bur Mon morn. Servs held 10 am at Thomas Men. Ch. Rev. C. W. Raley, paster, Centennial Evan. Ch., will have charge of servs. Bur Thomas Men. Cem. Mrs. Keafer had been ill for a long time. d/o Adam & Caroline (Mishler) Shaffer, b Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co., May 1 1868. Surv chldn: Ella, w/o George Eash, Holsopple; Gertie, w/o Paul Shaffer, Meyertown, PA; Estella at home; Lloyd, Johnstown, Clayton, Boswell & Rev. Clair Keafer, Winfield, PA. 2 sons, Elvin & Charles Keafer, preceded her to grave. Mrs. Keafer was sis. of Mrs. Gertie Thomas, Philadelphia & Mrs. Tillie Good, Mrs. Mary Hershberger, Mrs. Layola Adams & William, John, Levi, James & Harrison Shaffer, all Somerset Co. 6 nephews of the deceased will serve as pallbearers. They are Clyde Good, Arthur Shaffer, Paul Shaffer, Levi Shaffer, Earl Hershberger and Charles Shaffer.

[NI053675] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 12 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
35 121 116 Shaffer Adam A. 27 M W Farmer 1,400 500 Baden Ger
36 121 116 Shaffer Caroline 24 F W wife Penna
37 121 116 Shaffer Elisabeth 3 F W at home Penna
38 121 116 Shaffer Julia 2 F W at home Penna
39 121 116 Shaffer Henry 1 M W at home Penna
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Adam A Shaffer Age: 68 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0128 Birth Place: Germany Visit: 0141 Co: Cambria, J-town Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Carolina 65, Pennsylvania
Son Harrison 21, Pennsylvania
was b. on 27 Mar 1843, Baden, Germany. He immigrated on 1 May 1852 from Germany. He resided NY a short while in Jun 1852 in New York, NY. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA. He was a Farmer & Carpenter in 1862 in Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA. He served in the military in Aug 1862 in Davidsville P.O., Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA. He owned 100 Acres, adjoining lands of Gabriel Mishler, Moses Yoder, Henry Bender & Daniel Caffilets on 3 Apr 1867 in Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA. He was naturalized on 24 Oct 1868 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Davidsville P.O., Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA. He owned 100 acres, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA on 21 Oct 1901 in Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA. He owned 86 Saylor St., Johnstown, PA on 15 Nov 1901 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. He d 27 Nov 1928, Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. He was buried on 2 Dec 1928 in Thomas Menonite Ch. Cem., Conemaugh Twp., Som. Co., PA (located at rear of Tho.Men. Ch nr.Tho.Mills. He signed a will 15 Dec 1928 (filed) in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. Parents: Adam A. SHAFFER Sr. & Julia Ann SPAKE. He was married to Caroline MISHLER on 20 May 1866 in Davidsville P.O., Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA.
Nov 30 1928, J-town Trib: ADAM A. SHAFFER DIES OF APOPLEXY AT ADAMS HOME Deceased Serv in 142d Reg, PA Vol Inf during Civil War INTERMENT ON Sun Adam A. Shaffer, aged 85 yrs, a vet of Civil War, d last eve at the home of his son-in-law & daug, Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Adams, Hammer ave, Plainfield, when he was stricken with apoplexy on Tue afternoon & fell down a flight of stairs. The funeral party will leave the Adams home at 1:30 pm Sun for Somerset Co, where servs will be conducted in Thomas Menn Ch, near Thomas' Mills. Bur ch cem. Rev. Paul Baer, of Derby-street Evan Ch, will have charge. Adam A. Shaffer was b in Germany, s/o Adam A. & Julianne Shaffer, who came to Amer early in the 50's & located in Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, where the parents passed away some yrs ago. Adam A. Shaffer, the subject of this sketch, was a bro of John A. Shaffer, Ambridge, PA, & Valentine Shaffer, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co. For many yrs Adam A. Shaffer was engaged in farming in Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, removing to J-town abt 28 yrs ago. His wife, Mrs. Caroline (Mishler) Shaffer, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Mishler, d in this city on Aug 15 1919. She & Mr. Shaffer were m in Somerset Co on May 16, 1866. 13 chldn were b to the union, 2 of whom, Effie & Elizabeth Shaffer, preceded Adam Shaffer to the grave. Mr. Shaffer leaves 146 direct descs, including 11 chldn as follows: Mrs. Henry A. Keafer & Henry A. Shaffer, of Conemaugh Twp, somerset Co; Mrs. J. G. Thomas, Philadelphia; William V. Shaffer, Upper Yoder Twp; John T. Shaffer, Salix; Levi A. Shaffer, Roxbury; Mrs. D. C. Harshberger, Conemaugh Twp, somerset Co; Mrs. William Good, Jenner Twp; James G. Shaffer, St. Mary's, PA; Mrs. J. E. Adams, Hammer ave, & Harrison M. Shaffer, Upper Yoder Twp. 73 gchldn, 50 ggchldn & 3 gggchldn also survive. Adam A. Shaffer was a pvt in Co D, 142d Reg, P. V. I., in Civil War, having enlisted at Stoyestown in the summer of 1862. This regiment was commanded by Col. Robert P. Cummins, of Somerset, whose horse was shot out from under him while riding at the head of his regiment in the vicinity of Chancellorsville in May, 1863, & in the 1st day's battle of Gettysburg in Jul, 2 mos later, he fell mortally wounded. Pvt Shaffer was in the co commanded by Adam Grimm, who was wounded in the 1st day battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Shaffer was in the US serv for almost 3 yrs.

[NI053685] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
George Eash State: PA Enumeration District: 0132 Color: W Age: 26 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0199 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01220180 Other Residents:
Wife Cora E 21, PA
Dau. Edith M 03, PA
Son Jacob C 02, PA
Son Henry A NR, PA

[NI053686] Gospel Herald - Vol IV # 35 Nov 30 1911 pg 558. Eash, Jacob C Eash b Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, PA Dec 9 1828 d Nov 11 1911 aged 82y 12m 2d. He was m twice; his 1st wife was Nancy Kaufman & his 2nd Katie Alwine. He leaves to mourn his departure wife, 8 sons, 4 daus, I sis & many gchdn & ggchdn. He was memb Kaufman A M Ch, servs by David Hildebrand of Breth Ch in English. In German by L A Blough.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 9 Aug H. J. Boyts
32 38 38 Eash Jacob C. 41 M W Farmer 10,000 1,300 Penna
Eash Nancy 33 F W wife Penna
Eash Sarah 14 F W at home Penna
Eash Joseph 13 M W at home Penna
Eash Christian 11 M W at home Penna
Eash John 10 M W at home Penna
Eash Gartraut 8 F W at home Penna
Eash Levi 5 M W at home Penna
Eash Tobias 4 M W at home Penna
Eash Lydia 2 F W Penna
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jacob C Eash State: PA Dist: 0132 Color: W Age: 81 B Pl: PA Visit: 0197 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01220199 Other Residents:
Wife Katie 67, PA
1 non-relative

[NI053698] EASH - Ernest K. 74, Reynoldsdale, d Nov 1 2000, Hershey Med Ctr. b Mar 26 1926 Hollsopple s/o late George & Cora Ella (Keafer) Eash. He m Mary Louise Lydic, May 24 1952, Conemaugh Twp. Memb Christ Luth. Ch., Claysburg. Retired 1987, Plumbers & Pipefitters Union 354, aft 40 yrs. 1944 grad Conemaugh Twp. HS. Army Vet WWII. Memb. Pleasantville VFW post 9219. He enjoyed collecting antiques, fishing & camping. Survived by wife & dau.s, Eileen Eash, Annville; Charlotte, w/o Kirk Hughes, Lebanon; Phyllis Field, Potters Mill; & Julianne, w/o Ernest Alder, Harrisburg; sons, James Eash m Melinda McCaffery, Harrisburg; Jesse Dean, m Carolyn Hand, Mechanicsburg; & Jeffery, m Phyllis Hall, Johnstown; sis.s, Edith Unger, Brethren Home, Scalp Level; Marie Kauffman, Ebensburg; & Frances Jenkins, Johnstown; & bro.s Clair Eash, Tanneryville; Merle Eash, Jonestown; & Dean Eash, Bangor, CA; also 10 gchldn & 1 ggdau. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sun, Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom, & 10-11 am Mon at christ Luth. Ch., Claysburg. Serv 11 am Mon at Ch., Pastor Andrew Fitch, Bur. Mem Pk. Bedford Co. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Epiphany Luth. Ch. Youth Group, 1100 Colonial Rd., Harrisburg, 17109, or to Faith United luth. Parish Youth Group, RR 2, Box 1329, Claysburg, 16625. A tree is being planted in his honor.

[NI053709] WILL OF GEORGE LOHRE In the name of God Amen. I George Lohre of the Co. of Somerset in the State of PA farmer being weak in body & of sound mind memory & understanding but considering the uncertainty of this Transitory life do make & publish this my last Will & testament in manner & form following to Wit: 1st it is my Will & I do order that all my Just Debts & Funeral Expenses be duly pd & satisfyed as soon as conveniently can be after my decease I Give & bequeath unto my Son, Andrew J. Lohre my homested farm containing 140 acres more or less for which it is my desire that my son Andrew J. Lohre Shall pay thereout unto 3 of my other chldrn herein after mentioned or named the several Sums of money to them Respectively I direct that my son Andrew J. Lohre pay to my son Henry Lohre the sum of $400, $100 thereof 3 yrs after the date of this my my [sic] last Will & $100 yrly thereafter untill the whole $400 be pd up. I give & bequeath unto my son Joseph Lohre $400 & direct that my son Andrew J. Lohre pay it as follows $100 thereof 3 yrs after the date of this my Will & $100 yrly thereafter untill the whole sum be pd. I give & bequeath unto my son George Lohre the sum of $400 & direct that my son Andrew J. Lohre pay the same as follows $100 thereof 3 yrs after the date of this my Will & $100 yrly thereafter untill the whole sum be pd. I give & bequeath unto my son David Lohre my Sugar Camp Tract of land containing 100 Acres more or less he paying thereout unto my Dau. Mary Bowman $400, $100 thereof 3 yrs after the date of this my Will & $100 yrly thereafter untill the whole Sum be pd & Touching all the rest residue & remainder of my personal of what kind or nature whatsoever the same may be in the Co. of Somerset aforesaid or elsewere. I desire the same to be sold & divided Equal Among my chldrn. & Lastly I nominate & appoint my sons David Lohre & Andrew J. Lohre to be my Executors of this my last Will hereby revoking all other Wills legacies & bequests by me heretofore made & declaring this & no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal the 21Mar 1849. Signed sealed declared & Published by the above named as and for his last Will & Testament in presence of us who at his request & in his presence have Subscribed our names as witness thereto. George Lohre (seal) Jonathan Statler, David Lohre. In the matter of George Lohres Will I Andrew J. Lohre one of the legatees & heirs mentioned in the above Will in consideration of the agreement with the other heirs of Said decd. except David, to allow me my share of Said estate under the intestate laws do hereby release all or any interest claim bequest or devise made to me in Said instrument as fully & effectually in law & in fact as the same had never been made. Witness my hand & seal A. J. Lohre (seal) The heirs & Legal representatives of Geo. Lohr Decd. hereby agree in consideration of each one of Said heirs receiving his or her proportion of Said estate render the intestate laws of the Commonwealth to recind & revoke this Will each one releasing his devise bequest or interest therein & the Same to be considered & treated as a Nuelety. F. M. Kimmel for all the heirs except David S. Gaither for David Lohr Registered Aug 17 1849 Jo B. Earl Register.

[NI053779] Gospel Herald Vol 71 # 11 Mar 14 1978 pg 226. Kaufman, Della d/o Jacob & Sevilla (Kinsinger) Hershberger, b Hollsopple, Pa Feb 23 1890 d Goodwill Home, Grantsville, MD Jan 18 1978 aged 87y. She m Norman Kaufman, who preceded her in death in 1973. She is survived by 1 bro Milton & # of stepsons & stepgchdn. She was preceded in death by 1 sis & 3 bros. She was memb of Kaufman Menn Ch, where funeral servs were held Jan 22 in charge of Harry Y Shetler & Stanley Freed; bur Kaufman Cem.

[NI053792] Johnstown Trib-Demo May 1984 BLOUGH - Mrs. Amelia G., 86, Scalp Level Ch. of the Breth. Home, d May 9 1984, at the home. b Dec 19 1897, Hollsopple R.D., d/o David I. & Alice (Thomas) Thomas. Preceded by hus., Rev. Galen R. Blough, & 4 bro.s & 3 sis.s. Survived by chldn Virgil E., m Dorothy Faust, Windber, Oma, w/o Glen Hostetler, Windber, & H. David, m Mary Eisler, Camp Hill; also 8 gchldn & 10 ggchldn. Sis. of Stella, w/o Henry Yoder, Hooversville; Suie Mishler, Hollsopple, Anna Stahl & Edith Alwine, both Johnstown; Hazel, w/o William Lease, Hollsopple; R. Clyde, m former Violet Bloom, Johnstown; & D. Carl, m Fern Thomas, Hollsopple. Lifelong mem. of Ch. of the Breth. Family will receive friends 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Fri Meek Funeral Home, Inc., Windber, & 9 am until serv. 10 am Sat Rummel Ch. of the Breth., the Rev. Ronald Fleming. Bur. Maple Spring Cem..

[NI053793] Herald of Truth Vol XXXIV # 6 Mar 15 1897 pg 93, 94, 95. Thomas. On 18 Feb 1897, Somerset Co, Pa Holbert, infant s/o David & Alice Thomas aged 1m 8d. Funeral 19th at Fry (Dunkard) M H of which ch the parents are membs. Serv by Samuel Zimmerman & Emanuel Bough.

[NI053924] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Romanus Alwine State: PA Dist: 0132 Color: W Age: 29 B Pl: Pennsylvania Visit: 0218 Co: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00070840 Other Residents:
Wife Katie 27, Pennsylvania
Son Arlo C 04, Pennsylvania
Son David C 02, Pennsylvania
Dau Edith M NR, Pennsylvania

[NI053925] Herold of Truth, Vol XXVIII # 19 Oct 1 1891­pg 302, 303, 304. THOMAS. On 5 Sep 1891, Quimahonig Twp, Somerset Co, Pa Abraham Thomas aged 81y 3m 21d. Bur 7th at Blough M H, Conemaugh Twp. Funeral by Samuel Gindlesperger, Simon Layman & Levi A Blough.
1850 Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA 31 Aug John J Schell
1 38 40 Thomas Abraham 40 M W Farmer PA Handwritten page # 168.
Thomas Julian 37 F W PA
Thomas Isaac 16 M W Laborer PA
Thomas Christian 11 M W PA
Thomas Abraham 9 M W PA
Thomas John 9 M W PA
Thomas Peter 7 M W PA
Thomas Franey 5 F W PA
Thomas Mary 3 F W PA

[NI053927] Johnstown Trib-Demo Dec 1981 ALWINE - Rev. David C., 73, Johnstown, R.D. 4, d Dec 16 1981, Windber Hosp. b Mar 2 1908, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset, s/o Romanus & Catherine (Berkey) Alwine. Preceded by parents, 2 gdau.s & a bro. Survived by widow, Edith Thomas, & chldn Merle (Elsie Ulmer) & Clair (Marian Marsh), both Lancaster; Dorcas (Harold Zook), Elkhart, IN; Dean (Maryella Hoover), Richboro; Harold (Reta Shetler), Hollsopple R.D. 2; Sanford (Lois Spory), Carlisle; Carl, Pennsburg; & Daryl (Doris Neufeld), Johnstown R.D. 4; also 19 gchldn & 8 ggchldn. bro. of Edith Eash, Hollsopple, R. D. 3, & Clarence, Belleville. mem. Stahl Men. Ch. Death breaks marriage union of 54 yrs. Family receiving friends 7 - 9 pm Thu & 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Fri George E. Mason Funeral Home, Davidsville, where brief prayer serv. 10:30 am Sat Body will lie state 10 am until serv. 11 am Sat Stahl Mennonite Ch., the Revs. Sanford Shetler, Curtis Godshall & Millard Benner. Bur. Ch. Cem.. lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Windber Hosp. Hospice Unit care of Dr. Earl Shope.

[NI053929] Johnstown Trib Jul 1946 DAVID I THOMAS DIES; FARMER CONEMAUGH Twp Death Ends Wedding Union of 51 yr; serv.s Sun. HOLSOPPLE -- David I Thomas, 74, well-known Conemaugh Twp. farmer, d 5:45 am today at his home Hollsopple. His death ended a m union of 51 yrs. former Ms Alice Thomas, m Oct 7 1894, Somerset They marked their golden wedding ann. 1944. Mr. Thomas b Conemaugh Twp. Mar 15 1872, s/o Isaac & Catherine (Kemp) Thomas. He spent his entire life on the farm where he was b. Besides farming, he engaged the operation of a sawmill for a number of yrs. addition to his widow, there are 13 chldn: S. Earl Thomas, Bolivar; Mrs. Galen Blough, Somerset; Mrs. Ralph Leiberger, Mrs. Stella Mishler, Mrs. George Mishler, Mrs. Austin Stahl & Grant Thomas, all of Holsopple; Mrs. Dorsey Yoder, Davidsville; Mrs. David Alwine, Johnstown; Roy Thomas, Holsopple; Mrs. William Lease, Hooversville; Clyde Thomas. Carl Thomas, Holsopple A dau., Mrs. John V. Cable, d Dec 1945. Also surviving 50 gchldn, 6 ggchldn, a sis., Mrs. Sue Baker, Lowell, MI, & 4 bro.s, Daniel Thomas, Boswell & Abraham Thomas, Battle Creek, MI. The deceased was a life-long memb. Maple Spring Ch. of the Breth. Prayer serv.s will be conducted 2 pm Sun at Thomas home. Rites will follow 2:30 pm Maple Spring Ch.. Rev. J. m Geary will officiate. Bur. the Ch. Cem. will be directed by the Hay Funeral Home, Boswell.

[NI053930] Johnstown Trib-Demo Aug 1957 THOMAS, Mrs. Alice S., 80, Hollsopple, d Jan 27 1987 home of son-in-law & dau., Mr. & Mrs. William Lease, Hollsopple b Oct 9 1876 Conemaugh Twp, d/o Samuel S. & Mary (Speicher) Thomas. Preceded by hus. David I., 2 dau.s, Mrs. Mary Lybarger & Mrs. Ida Cable, & 2 sons, Hobart & G. Ray. Survived by chldn S. Earl, Bolivar, R. Clyde, 2345 Franklin St, J-town; Mrs. Amelia G. Blough, Somerset; D. Carl, Hollsopple, Mrs. Sadie E. Yoder, Mrs. Stella Mishler, Mrs. Suie Mishler, Mrs. Anna Stahl, Mrs. Hazel Lease & Grant, all Hollsopple & Mrs. Edith Alwine, Johnstown; 53 gchldn & 77 ggchldn. Memb. Maple Spring Ch. of the Breth., Adult Bible Class & Ladies Aid Society. Friends received 2 pm Mon Hay Funeral Home, Boswell, where prayer serv. will be held 2 pm Wed Additional rites 230 pm Wed Maple Spring Ch. of the Breth., Rev. Daniel C. Haldeman officiating. Bur. Maple Spring Cem.

[NI053952] Samuel J. Miller m. Sarah Ann Livingston of Conemaugh Twp, PA. They started housekeeping in Glades, Stoneycreek Twp. Here their 1st chld Alfred was b. From here they moved 1 mi. NW of Davidsville & purchased a farm. Here were b John, Daniel C. & Silas L. Then Sarah Ann wished to move to Cambria Co., so Samuel purchased a farm near Conemaugh, PA. But when he made kwn his purchase to his wife, she refused to live there as the former residents had a bad reputation, so he purchased the present Miller farmhouse in Sidman, PA, which at that time was kwn as Sidman Mills. The Sidman farm consisted of 110 acs, with abt 40 acs of uncleared woodland. On this farm was a log & frame house attached, a log barn, log flour mill & a blacksmith shop. The farm land was of poor quality, so in order to support the family Samuel J. purchased an old sawmill from George Stineman of South Fork. Timber was cut from the Fye farm. This timber was hauled to Johnstown to sell for abt $6 - $8 per 1000 ft. At the time the Millers moved to this farm, Alfred was 4 yrs, John 3 yrs, Daniel 2, Silas 1, & Elizabeth abt 3 wks old. It should be mentioned here that Samuel J., like his father Yost D., was of German ancestry (a PA Dutchman), & of Amish faith. Yost was a minister, preaching in German, & a farmer. Sarah Ann (Livingston) Miller was Luth. Samuel & his wife Sarah helped to found & bld present Luth Ch in Sidman, as there was no ch there at the time they bought their farm. They were it's staunch supporters in the yrs that followed. Samuel J. worked on his farm "estate" as a farmer, blacksmith (shoeing horses & repairing wagons etc.), & ran his sawmill & grist mill. The chdn, (boys at that time) didn't wear underwear as they were too poor to afford it. Their Sunday dress consisted of shirt, trousers & 10 cent straw hat. As soon as the boys were old enough to work (they were still chdn too), they helped abt the farm, house (carrying all the water, etc., which was a mi from house & pathway full of snakes, some as long as a fence rail), gristmill, sawmill & cutting & sawing wood. The farm produce, consisting of chickens, butter, eggs, potatoes, apples, & berries when in season, was taken by Miller boys to sell in South Fork & Johnstown. Here are some of the prices their produce brought selling from door to door, on curb market in Johnstown, or at UpterGraffs store: chickens from 20-25 cents ea, butter 10 cents a lb, eggs 10 cents a doz, raspberries 10 qts for $1.00, & blackberries 10 qts for 50 cents. The produce not sold for cash, that is what was left over after cash sale, was taken to UpterGraff's store & bartered for goods such as thread, gingham 3 cents a yd, coffee abt 10 cents a lb, which was taken home & roasted, & sugar 5 cents a lb. They also raised cattle, swine & sheep on farm. This livestock especially sheep & swine roamed the hills & mtns for mis around & many of sheep & swine got lost, strayed, or were even stolen. Cattle roamed in the vicinity of the reservoir where St. Michaels is now located. Horses too were pastured here, whereupon horse thieves haunted vicinity & stole young horses when they could. All cattle, sheep, swine & horses had to be branded. Samuel J. Miller was Amish like his father before him. He dressed in Amish style. He wore a beard & his hair bobbed. He wore the usual big, black broad-brimmed hat & a black suit. Amish people made their own clothes. They never wore buttons, but used hooks & eyes. Anything fancy or ornamental was against their custom.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Aug 1870 H. J. Boyts
33 15 15 Miller Samuel 29 M W Farmer 3,000 800 PA
Miller Sarah Ann 25 F W wife PA
Miller Albert 5 M W at home PA
Miller John 3 M W at home PA
Miller Daniel 11/12 M W at home PA

[NI053956] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
190 198 MILLER Solomon 50 M Farmer
Ann 43 F
John 21 M Laborer
Franey 19 F
Mary 17 F
Ann 13 F
Barbara 10 F
Rachel 8 F
Lydia 5 F
Lucinda 1 F

[NI053957] Fannie Seiler was b Sep 24 1773. The sign is the Ram. Fannie m Hen Gorg Dampf 12 Nov 1793. (From Journal of Veronica Seiler's Father [qv]. The name translates to George Thomas.

[NI053958] Somerset, PA Herald, Sep 15 1897 MRS. MARIA SPADE, d at the home of her son-in-law & dau. MR. & MRS. JOHN R. HECKMAN, Thomas' Mills, 3 pm Sun Sep 12 1897. MRS. SPADE d/o JOHN THOMAS, who d abt 1878. Her mother d almost 1/2 a century ago. The subject was 1 of a family of 11 chldn, being a sis. of JOHN & MOSES THOMAS, Thomas' Mills; & MRS. JOHN SPEICHER, Jenner Twp. b this Co. abt 76 yrs ago & lived the vicinity of her b. all of her life. hus. has been dead for many yrs. The funeral took place at 10 am Tue from Thomas Mennonite Ch., of which she was a memb. Elders Levi Blough & Samuel Gindlesperger had charge of the serv.s. Bur. Ch. Cem.

[NI053962] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 9 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
4 49 49 Eash Emanuel 37 M W Farmer 11,000 2,000 Penna
5 49 49 Eash Fanny 40 F W wife Penna
6 49 49 Eash Annie 15 F W at home Penna
7 49 49 Eash Henry 13 M W at home Penna
8 49 49 Eash Polly 11 F W at home Penna
9 49 49 Eash John 9 M W at home Penna
10 49 49 Eash Eliza 7 F W at home Penna
11 49 49 Eash Rachel 5 F W at home Penna
12 49 49 Eash Samuel 2 M W at home Penna
13 49 49 Eash Emanuel 4/12 M W at home Penna

[NI053965] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
20 20 EASH Anne 40 F
Elisabeth 22 F
Samuel 21 M Farmer
Emanuel 16 M Laborer
Jonathan 13 M
Mary 11 F
Jacob 9 M
Anne 6 F

[NI053968] Sarah did the necessary housework, cooking, & worked in the fields as well. She also spun the wool from her sheep into yarn & Alfred or John would take the yarn to weavers, a widow & a Mrs. Kring near Elton, at Dan's homestead. Sarah then took the cloth which they had made & made shirts & pants for her sons, doing all the work by hand, & working late at night by candlelight (candles made by themselves with their own tallow; their lanterns were lighted by candles instead of oil).

[NI053970] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
89 92 GINDLESPARGER Christian 63 M Farmer
Catharine 63 F
BUMGARDNER Peter 10 M

[NI053975] Gospel Herald - Vol 82, # 10 - March 7, 1989, pgs 172, 174 Thomas.- Carrie E. Mishler, d/o Edward & Lizzie Stahl Mishler, b Somerset Co, Pa., Mar. 31, 1898 d at Somerset Community Hospital, Feb. 12, 1989; aged 90 y. She m Harry C. Thomas, who survives. Also surviving are one foster dau Nellie Mae, one bro Slater Mishler, & one sis Annie Hershberger. She was a member of Blough MennCh, where funeral services were held on Feb. 15, in charge of David Mishler & Sanford Shetler; bur Blough Cem.

[NI053976] Gospel Herald Norman Thomas 9 Nov 1882 Vol 83 # 11 Mar 13 1990 pg 190. Hershberger, Annie V (Mishler) d/o Edward & Lizzie (Stahl) Mishler b Somerset Co, Pa Aug 9 1908 d her home Jan 31 1990 aged 81. She m Harry Hershberger who preceded her. She later m William C Hershberger who survives. Also surviving are 4 daus Betty Hunt, Bernice Eash, Esther Yoder, & Elma Mae Yoder, 17 gchdn, 24 ggchdn, & 1 bro Slater Mishler. She was memb Blough Menn Ch where funeral Feb 3 in charge of David Mishler & Marvin Kaufman. Bur Stahl Menn cem

[NI053979] Herald of Truth Aug 8 1907 pg 289 Vol XLIV # 32. Thomas, Peter K b Somerset Co, Pa, Nov 18 1838 d Bowne, Kent Co, MI Jul 29 1907 aged 65y 8m 11d. He m Nancy Alwine in Somerset Co, Pa Jan 26 1862 & abt 5y later moved to MI, where sis Thomas d Jan 26 1879. He then m Fanny Alwine Oct 28 1880. To this union were b a son & a dau. sis Thomas d Oct 6 1898, leaving 1 dau, the son having preceded her. The deceased united with Menn Ch abt 45y ago. He suffered from heart trouble for a # of yrs. He leaves 3 sons & 4 daus, 1 stepdau, 17 gchdn, 1 bro & 1 sis, the latter residing in PA.
Gospel Witness Vol 3 # 20 Aug 14 1907 pg 319, 320. THOMAS, Peter K b Somerset Co, Pa Nov 18 1838 d at his home in Kent Co, MI Jul 29 1907 aged 68y 8m 11d. He m Nancy Alwine in Somerset Co, Pa Jan 26 1862 & abt 5y later they moved to MI where his wife d Jan 26 1879 leaving 3 sons & 5 daus. 2 daus followed her a few yrs later. Bro Thomas then m Fanny Alwine, Somerset Co, Pa Oct 28 1880. To this union were b 2 chdn, a son & a dau. The mother d Oct 6 1898 leaving 1 dau, the son having preceded her in death. Deceased united with Menn Ch abt 45y ago. He suffered from frequent attacks of heart trouble for # of yrs. He d suddenly at dinner table. Serv East Bowne Ch Jul 31 1907 by Isaac Weaver of this place & Wm C Hershberger of Johnstown, Pa.

[NI053982] Gospel Herald - Vol XV # 51 Mar 22 1923 pg 1007. Thomas, Aaron, Holsopple, Pa d Feb 26 1923 aged 69y. Funeral at Holsopple UBC Feb 28 by L A Blough & Mr Rose, pastor of UBC at Holsopple.

[NI053983] Herald of Truth Vol XLI # 4 Jan 21 1904 pg 32. THOMAS. On 20 Dec near Davidsville, Pa Joseph Thomas aged 76y 5m 23d. He was bur on 22nd. Survived by wife, 3 chdn, 14 gchdn & 13 ggchdn. 1 son preceded him. Funeral by S D Yoder & Samuel Gindlesperger.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 18 Aug H. J. Boyts
7 179 177 Thomas Joseph 43 M W Farmer 4,000 800 Pa
Thomas Sarah 47 F W wife Pa
Thomas Aaron 17 M W at home Pa
Thomas Christian 15 M W at home Pa
Thomas Samuel 13 M W at home Pa

[NI053984] Gospel Herald - Vol V # 40 Jan 2 1913 pg 639. THOMAS, Sarah b Somerset Co, Pa Nov 22 1822 d Dec 6 1912 aged 90y 14d. Bur Kaufman Cem. Funeral by Bro S G Shetler. Deceased is survived by 2 sons & some gchdn & ggchdn.

[NI053989] Herald of Truth - Vol XV # 10 Oct 1878 pgs 179 & 180. THOMAS. Aug 1st, Somerset Co., Pa, Bro George Thomas aged 75y 5m 21d. Bro Thomas was memb of ch nearly 50y. Bur on 3rd in graveyard near Samuel Livingston's. Funeral by Samuel Blough & Jonathan Harshberger.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
206 214 THOMAS George 48 M Farmer
Elisabeth 46 F
John 20 M Laborer
Levi 17 M Laborer
Emanuel 14 M
Peter 12 M
Franey 9 F
Elisabeth 5 F
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 17 Aug H. J. Boyts
3 169 168 Thomas George 68 M W Farmer 2,000 400 Pa
4 169 168 Thomas Martha 62 F W wife Pa


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