[NI101668] History of WV, Old & New Published 1923, Amer Historical Society, Inc. Chicago & NY, Vol II pg. 151 & 152. WILLIAM H. ADAMS. Well known & prominent in Morgantown & throughout Monongalia Co, William H. Adams has had the career of a prosperous & progressive farmer, & has spent his life so far in the Cheat Neck neighborhood of Union Dist. Mr. Adams is one of the able membs of present Co Court. He was b in Cheat Neck community, Nov 14 1865, s/o Jacob & Mary (Beatty) Adams. This is a family that has been in WV for more than a century. Jacob Adams was b Preston Co in 1823. His father was Thomas Adams, a native of England, & pioneer of Preston Co. Jacob Adams moved to Cheat Neck neighborhood of Monongalia Co when a young man & m Mary Beatty, b in that community in 1837, d/o Robert Beatty, a pioneer settler. Jacob Adams devoted his life to farming, & d at his home at Cheat Neck in 1915, having survived his wife since 1905. William H. Adams grew up on a farm, his education being acquired in the common schools, & his energies, study & abilities have been absorbed by the farming industry since young manhood. He owns a fine farm at Cheat Neck, & in addition to the productiveness of the soil approximately 45 acs are underlaid with a vein of Freeport coal. Mr. Adams has always striven to do his part as a citizen, held the office of justice of the peace several yrs, & was elected to Co Court in 1918 for a term of 6 yrs. He is a memb of Pine Knob Lodge No. 559, IOOF of Brownfield, PA, is a working memb of Meth Episc Ch & votes as a republican. Mr. Adams m Nora E. Walls, b in Preston Co, WV d/o Ezra & Tithe (Shaw) Walls. The 2 daugs of Mr. & Mrs. Adams are Ethel, b 1901, & Hildred, b 1911.
listed in Calendar of Papers, State of VA, in the "Virginians" Brandon Dist., VA
Son & heir in will of 1785
[NI101677] Pioneers of Monongalia Co., VA
[NI101725] The Geo Beatty House, oldest 2-story portion, was probably built abt 1815-1820 in Union Dist., Monongalia Co., VA. The stone work is simular to construction found in Scotland & Ireland.
[NI101726] Never Married
[NI101740] Never Married
[NI101802] Johann Gorg Goss Arrived in the colonies on Oct. 23 1754 on the ship, SNOW GOOD INTENT, Captained by John Lasly. They landed at Philadelphia PA, were examined & set shore on Oct 31 1754. The ship sailed from Amsterdam & last from Gosport. Recorded on list 228(C). The passengers were admitted to the colonies by order of the Mayor, Tho. Graeme in the absence of the Governor, Th. Bond. The trip from Germany was very hard & long. Johann was a Classical scholar, proficient in not less than 6 or 8 languages. He originally used a dip thong in the spelling of Goess. After his arrival to Amer. he dropped the 1st part of his name, as was the custom, & became known as George Goss. His wife was also b. in Germany.They had 3 sons. George, Jr & Jacob both enlisted in the Continental Army & were both killed at the famous Wyoming Massacre in PA. The rest of the family barely escaped with their lives. Immediately after the massacre, George Sr. enlisted in Washington's Army,as a Pvt in 5th PA Regt. Abraham, merely a child also enlisted, in the 2nd PA regiment 1776,commanded by Cornel Steward , as a drummer and fifer. Elizabeth , mother, also served as a nurse & cook. Very near the close of the War, George was killed in battle. In a very grieved state the mother went to George Washinton, in person, & begged for the release of her last child, having lost her husband & 2 other chldn in the service of their new country. Penniless & having lost all possessions in the Wyoming Massacre mother & son Abraham moving & working where ever they found work & under many hardships finally settled near the present site of Lockhaven, PA. After a course of time Abraham met & married. Soon after he, his new wife & mother moved west of the Alleghenies & settled 3 miles west of the present town of Philipsburg. Here he opened a large farm & raised 13 chldn, the last d. at birth with his wife. Abraham was more than an ordinary man. He was progressive & enterprising, a leader in the community in all matters of improvement. Being a religious man he raised his chldn respectably & started them on farms ,wild land of his own. he is buried on the " Old Goss Cem." which he gave to the community for burial purposes, along with his wife Elizabeth & mother. Johan Gorge & sons George, Jr. & Jacob are buried on the battlefield of "unhonored & unsung heroes".
George Goss, 1862 Clearfield Co., PA Wills Book # B Page 100 In the name of God Amen. I George Goss of the twp of Decatur in Clearfield Co., PA. Being in good health & of body & of sound & disposing mind & memory do make & declare this to be my will & testament in the manner following, this is to say I order that all my just debts, funeral expenses & charges of proving this may be in the 1st place. Fully pd & satisfied & after payment thereof & every part thereof. My real & personal property shall be directed as follows. 2nd my dau. Lavina Small to have my bed & bedding. The balance to be equally divided amongst all of my chldn with the exception of Mary, my dau. now m. to Peter Smeal, there shall be the sum of $80 shall be taken out of her share for building house & improving lot on Peter Smealís farm, & I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint Joseph Goss of Decatur Twp of Clearfield Co. & state of aforesaid & Cyrenius Howe of the same place to be my executor of this my last will & testament. Set my hand & seal this 22 Sep 1862. Signed sealed Published declared by the said testator George Goss & as for his last will & testament in the presence & at his request & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereof. Witness Thomas Warring Sophia Kline Cyrenius Howe
Proof of Will Clearfield Co. Ss: Then personally appeared Thomas Warring & Cyrenius Howe. Two of the subscribing witnesses to the within or foregoing last will & testament of George Goss, deceased , & on their solenm oath did say that they were present & did see & hear George Goss of Decatur Twp Clearfield Co. PA deceased. The testator therein named seal publish & declare the same as & or for his last will & testament & at the doing thereof he was of sound disposing mind memory & understanding to the best of their knowledge & belief. Sworn & subscribed before me the day Cyrenius Howe & year aforesaid. Thomas Warring James Wrigley, Deputy Register.
1850 Census Antis Twp., Blair Co., Pa. shows Jonathan, age 68, living in same houshold as Mary 51, Jonathan 11, Margaret Jane 14, Ruth 18, Samuel 7, Washington 20. The Jonathan Hopkins family lived in Antes twp., Blair Co., Pa. All of the children were born there. The place where they lived was called Sinking Valley, but it is not a town. In about 1852 most of the Hopkins family travelled down the Ohio River on a flatboat and then up the Mississippi to Muscatine, IA where they caught the railroad to IA City, IA. Two married daughters remained PA. Some of the children were already married and had families, so the company was rather large. The younger children were married in IA. Jonathan was a stone mason and farmer and most of the children farmed. 1810-1850 Jonathan and Benjamin owned 300 acres valued at $680.00 1830 Jonathan served as overseer of the poor 1835 Jonathan served as school director.
1850 Blair Co., Antis Twp., Census enumerated on the 4th day of Oct., 1850
19 177 181 Hopkins Johnathan 68 M M Farmer 1,500 Pa
20 177 181 Hopkins Mary 51 F F Pa
21 177 181 Hopkins Washington 20 M M Farmer Pa
22 177 181 Hopkins Ruth 18 F F Pa
23 177 181 Hopkins Franklin 15 M M Farmer Pa
24 177 181 Hopkins Margaret Jane 14 F F Pa
25 177 181 Hopkins Jonathan 11 M M Pa
26 177 181 Hopkins Samuel 7 M M pa
[NI101831] Was a member of the Continental Army when killed.
[NI101832] Was a member of the Continental Army when killed.
[NI101882] died Young
1850 census Greenville Twp., Somerset Co., PA
596-55 Deal John 42 M Labourer PA
Elizabeth 45 F PA
Solomon 20 M Labourer PA
Margaret 18 F PA
Esau 14 M PA
Susan 13 F PA
Eliza 8 F PA
Simon 5 M PA
Buried on farm in East Clair Twp. owned by Charles Claycomb in 1934.
Purchased 200 acres of land from George Funk (Innkeeper of Bedford) for 100 pounds. Deed bears date Apr 5 1775. Recored in Bk A Pg 143 in Registers office Co Court House.
[NI102088] Charles E., is a school teacher.[Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 517.]
Christian HEIPLE was a tavern keeper in Quemahoning twp. in 1807. He died
1811 leaving wife Susanna and sons John b. 1776; Henry & Christian.
[NI102150] Henry HEIPLE elected Somerset Co. commissioner, Oct 1825. Henry J. HEIPLE elected Director of the Poor, Oct 1852.
[NI102151] Jonathan was son of John. Jonathan & wife Deliliah went to OH with their family & after several yrs moved on to IL where they stayed.
Wm. and Mary are bur in Odd Fellows cem. Lower turn (1st) almost to end, abt 7 rows in. with chdn: Walter H, Anna M, Margaret E. 5 of their 10 chdn d young & are bur in Straub's Luth Cem, Danville, PA. Round the bend from far entrance, abt 5 rows from back left corner of church.
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
William J Kashner State: PA Dist: 0046 Color: W Age: 44 B Pl: PA Visit: 0138 Co.: Montour, Danville Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02350325 Other Residents:
Wife Mary C 43, PA
Dau Margaret 21, PA
Dau May 18, PA
Son Walter 16, PA
Dau Annie 12, PA
Dau Florence 03, PA
[NI102322] Many anc.'s came from Scotland while others imigrated from Ireland. William DeBLAIR,1205, Is the head of the BLAIR family. Blair means a plain, clear of woods, it is of Celtic origin. The BLAIR anc.'s came to amer. shortly after the Mayflower . Thomas BLAIR owned 80 slaves, which he kept at their insistence.
[NI102349] Mrs. Alda (Shaffer) Wirick, 60, Windber, d 1:30 am Jun 10 1952. Ill 2 wks; b Nov 24 1891, Paint Twp., d/o John & Mary Ann (Statler) Shaffer. Survived by husb Chauncey B. Wirick, & these chdn: Mrs. Olive Gerula, Alum Bank; Mrs. Kathleen Mack, Vintondale; Lila Wirick, at home; Mrs. Gladys Moore, Burnham Wirick, Grant Wirick, Mrs. Audrey Hunter, Mrs. Madeline Seese & Mrs. Genevieve Penrod, all Windber. Sis of Mrs. Verla Crooks, Windber; Mrs. Vida Geisel, Windber; Ralph Shaffer, whereabouts unkwn, & Robert, Johnstown; 21 gchdn & 1 ggchd. 1 son Norman Shaffer, deceased. Serv Rummel COB Thu 2:30 pm, Rev. Jay Replogle; bur Rummel Cem. Friends received Wirick home 7 pm Tue. Arrangements by Geisel Funeral Home, Pleasantville.
[NI102350] Gerula - Olive Fern, 65, Alum Bank, d 15 Sep 1977, Windber Hosp. b 25 Feb 1912, Somerset Co., d/o late Chauncy & Alda (Shaffer) Wirick. Survived by husb Mike & chldn: Mary Ann, w/o Burt Yarnell Jr.; Marlene, w/o Paul Yarnell; Patricia, w/o Paul Allison; & Michael Jr., m former Beverly Allison, all Alum Bank; 14 gchldn ; 6 ggchldn. Sis/o Burhman & Grant, both Windber; Gladys Moore, Mrs. Audry Hunter, mrs. Madeline Seese, Mrs. Genevieve Penrod & Mrs. Lila Gindlesperger, all Windber; & Mrs. Kathleen Mack, Vintondale. Memb Rummel COB. Funeral service 2 pm Sun, Mt. Union United Methodist Ch., where body will lie in state from 1 pm Sun until time of service, Rev. Charles Rhodes. Friends received 7-9 pm Friday & 2-4 & 7-9 Sat, Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Pleasantville. Bur., Bedford Co. Mem. Pk.
[NI102351] Crooks - Mrs. Verla, 84, 121 Verla Dr., Windber, d 14 Oct 1977, Windber Hosp. b 18 Aug 1893, Paint Twp., d/o John & Mary Ann (Statler) Shaffer. Preceded by husb., Charles, & these bro.s & sis.s: Vida, Alda, Robert, Norman & Ralph. Survived by a number of nieces & nephews. Memb Rummel COB. Friends received 7-9 pm Tue & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Wed, Lloyd G. Shank Funeral Home, Windber. Service at 10:30 am Thu., Rummel COB, Rev. Ronald Fleming. Bur., Rummel Cem. Body will lie in state at Ch. 9:30 am Thu until time of funeral.
[NI102353] Mrs. Vida May (Shaffer) Geisel, 58, Windber, d 6:30 am Oct 13 1953, at home; b Nov 20 1894, Paint Twp, d/o John & Mary Ann (Statler) Shaffer. Survived by husb John H. Geisel; these chdn: Roy, Windber; Alma, w/o William Hunter, Windber, & Carl, Niagara Falls, NY; 5 gchdn. Sis of Mrs. Charles Crooks, Windber; Ralph Shaffer, whereabouts unkwn, & Robert Shaffer, Dale. Friends received late home 2 pm Wed. Remains taken to Rummel COB at 1 pm Fri serv at 2 pm, Rev. A. J. Replogle. Bur Grandview Cem, Vernon G. Geisel & Son Funeral Home, Pleasantville
[NI102356] Baumgardner-Csikos - Edna Mae, 74, 205 Dravis St., J-town, d 28 Mar 1995, at her sons house, 134 Freidhoff Ln., J-town, b 17 Nov 1920, Windber, d/o late Norman & Stella (Orris) Shaffer. Preceded by husb.s, Joseph Csikos & Ivan Baumgardner; & son, Joseph Csikos. Survived by son, John E. Csikos, m Helen M. Gochnour, J-town; gchldn, John R. "Rick" Csikos, m Judy Zimmerman, J-town; Suzanne M. Csikos, w/o Frank Kocsis, Manassas, VA; & Joseph W. Csikos, m Kim Woodland, J-town; ggchldn, Kevin & Kyle Kocsis; & Drew & Ed Woodland. Sis/o Nettie Commers, J-town; Dorothy Faber, & husb., Rudy, Clearwater, FL; Gene Shaffer, & m Lillian, Craig, CO; & Glenn Shaffer, m Mary, Denver, CO. Former secretary, Gresh Home Building & Baumgardner Gas & Oil. Memb Summit Chapel UM Ch. & Order of Eastern Star. Friends received 2-9 pm Wed, The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., where service held 1 pm Thu, Rev Francis L. Storer. Bur., Richland Cem.
[NI102371] Mem. Card: In loving memory of LILLIAN A> GLYNN nee Steffersen; age 66 yrs; Born Dec 27 1934 Chicago, IL; At rest Oct 5 2001 Chicago IL; Mass St. Catherine of Alexander Cath Ch at 10:00 am; Bur Holy Sepulchre Cem, Sec 24 Block 10 Lot 9 Grave 6; Edgar Funeral Home.
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 7 Jun 1880 O. W. Williamson pg 5
432A 1 40 42 Lohr Albert W M 37 Farmer PA PA PA
Lohr Elisibeth W F 39 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Lohr Mahala W F 9 Dau PA PA PA
Lohr Brackenridge W M 6 Son PA PA PA
Lohr Roddy W M 3 Son PA PA PA
Lohr Florence W F 1 Dau PA PA PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 7 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
131B 78 66 70 Lohr Albert Head W M Sept 1846 53 M 29 PA PA PA Farmer
Lohr Elizabeth Wife W F Feb 1844 56 M 29 7 6 PA PA PA
Lohr Roddy Son W M July 1876 23 S PA PA PA
Lohr Amy Daughter W F Feb 1886 14 S PA PA PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Albert Lohr State: PA Dist: 0159 Color: W Age: 65 B Place: PA Visit: 0079 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head ImageNum: 02780796 Other Res:
Son Roddy 33, PA
[NI102450] contacted polio as a toddler & never had very good health
[NI102462] Sep 23 1916 Wayne Co paper. B. M. Bevington, of the firm of Schmuck & Bevington was called to Cleveland at 2 pm Sat upon receipt of word of the death of John Shank, well known Wooster man. Mr. Shank, whose home is on S. Buckeye St, d at the home of a dau., death being due to pneumonia. He was taken ill while on a visit there. The body will reach Wooster Sun. More abt John Shank: Bur. Wayne Co, Wooster, OH Military History: Civil War; Co. K 5th PA Art. Occup.: Eyeglass Salesman, Harness Maker, Farm Implement Dealer
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 30 June 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
13 42 43 Shank Joseph 27 M W sadler 800 Pa
14 42 43 Shank Amanda 23 F W wife Pa
15 42 43 Shank Ida 2 F W Pa
16 42 43 Shank Maria 7/12 F W Pa Novr
1880 Federal Census Allegheny Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator H.L.Walker 3 Jun 1880
217A 29 51 52 Bennig Conrad W M 28 Farmer Bavaria Bavaria Bavaria
217A 30 51 52 Bennig Margaret W F 21 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
217A 31 51 52 Bennig Joseph W M 9 Son Ohio Bavaria PA
217A 32 51 52 Bennig Annie W F 6 Daughter Ohio Bavaria PA
217A 33 51 52 Bennig Franklin W M 3 Son PA Bavaria PA
[NI102490] OBIT in the Telegraph Mon Aug 29 1960: WALTER C. SHANK SUCCUMBS AS HE WALKS TO GARDEN Crestline-Walter C. Shank, 81, who retired as a PA RR conductor Ap 1 1946, 313 Cross St., d at 12:30 pm Sun of heart attack while walking to the garden at home. B Jan 23 1879 to John & Susanna Strauss Shank, Mr. Shank m Ethel Stannach Nov 21 1907. Surviving are his widow, a bro. Robert, Mansfield; & a sis., Ms Laura Shank, Wooster. Mr. Shank was a memb. Crestline Knights of Pythias & Elks Lodge, Galion. Funeral serv.s will be held Wed 2 pm in family home in charge Beck Funeral Serv. & conducted by Rev. Don Adams, pastor 1st Meth. Ch. Bur. Greenlawn Cem. & friends may call at the family home this eve until the time of the serv. Flowers are to be omitted & instead, contributions can be made to cerebral palsy, in care of the Galion Elks Lodge. Galion Elks Lodge servs will be held Tue 8 pm. More abt Walter C. Shank: Bur: Crestline, Crawford Co, OH Lived in: Crestline, Crawford Co, OH; Pittsburgh, Pa. Gertrude Scott d in chldbirth. Her parents adopted him & raised him. He d when he was abt 16 yrs old.
OBIT in the Wooster Daily Record, Fri, Nov 17 1967: LAURA R. SHANK, 76, WOOSTER. Laura R. Shank, 76, 332 1/2 E. Liberty St. d Thu morn at the Wooster Comm. Hosp. where she had been a patient since Sun. The d/o John & Susanna Strauss Shank, b Killbuck Mar 16 1891. She had worked as a practical nurse in & around the Wooster area & was a memb. 4 Square Ch. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. James Jolley, Mansfield; & a Nephew, Glenn Schroff, Shelby. Her parents, 4 bro.s & 3 sis.s, d previously. Serv.s at McIntire Funeral Home Sat 11 am, Rev. Donald Powers of 4 Square Ch. conducting serv. Bur. in the family plot at Wooster. Friends may call at the funeral home this eve (Fri) from 7-9 pm
[NI102499] Wooster Daily Rep. Tue Jan 21 1919 pg 2: DEATH COMES TO YOUNG MAN William Arden Shank, aged 36 yrs, victim of influenza, dying at his home on Stibbs St. Mon 5:30 pm. Mr. Shank & family located in Wooster just a few mo.s ago from Millbrook. He was an employee in the Woodard Machine Co. Previous to moving to this city, Mr. Shank was an asist-foreman at Millbrook siding. Mr. Shank s/o Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Shank, Millbrook. The widow, 2 chldn, his parents, 1 bro., W. F. Shank, & 1 sis., Mrs. Paul Wood, Shreve, survive. Funeral serv.s from the home Wed. 1 pm. Bur. Maple Grove Cem. Wooster Daily Rep Thu, Jan 23 1919 pg 2 W. A. SHANK FUNERAL IS HELD WED. The funeral of Wm. Arden Shank was held from the home on Stibbs St. Wed 1pm. Rev. Moore conducted the serv.s. Bur Maple Grove Cem. Out of town relatives presents were W. H. Shank, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Woods, Shreve; Charles Bevington & son Grant, New Waterford; Mr. & Mrs. Jos. Shank, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Shank, Crestline; Mr. & Mrs. Albert Shank, Mansfield; Mr. & Mrs. C. D. McKee, Craigton.
[NI102506] OBIT Loudonville Times, dated Mar 1 1972. Mrs. Hazel J. Miller, 82, 819 Loudon Ave, Loudonville, d Sun at the Peoples Hosp., Mansfield, after a short illness. The d/o Wilbur & Barbara Shank Miller, b Jul 23 1889 Cleveland. Mrs. Miller was a memb.of 1st Bapt. Ch. She & her husb., Harold L., celebrated their 67th ann. on Dec 24 1971 & he d Feb 1 1972. Also 3 sons, 3 bro.s & a sis. preceded her in death. Survivors are: 3 dau.s, Mrs. Dorothy Flickinger, St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Helen Ellis, Loudonville, & Mrs. Hazel McClure, Ashland; 3 sons, Harold L. Jr., Loudonville; Charles W., Loudonville; & Robert K., Ashland; 30 gchldn; 54 ggchldn; 4 gggchldn. Funeral servs today, Wed, 2 pm from banks Funeral Home conducted by Rev Marvin Strom. Bur. Greenlawn Cem. in Perrysville
Donald joined the Navy at age 16 & traveled around the world with the John
Phillips Sussa's band during WW1. He enlisted at Wooster, OH. Donald could play any wind instrument, drums & the marimba zellaphone.
[NI102524] OBIT Loudonville Times dated Feb 9 1972 Harold L. Miller, Sr. 88, Loudon Ave, Loudonville, d Tue Feb 1 at Kettering Hosp. He was a retired signal maintainer for the PA RR. The s/o Harrison & Mary Tanner Miller, b Oct 12 1883 Wooster & had lived in Loudonville the past 30 yrs. Mr. Miller was a memb. of 1st Bapt. Ch. Mr. & Mrs. Miller had observed their 67th wedding ann. Dec 24 1971. He was preceded in death by 3 sons. Survivors are: his wife, Hazel; 3 sons, Harold, Jr. & Charles W., Loudonville; & Robert K., Ashland; 3 dau.s, Mrs. Helen Ellis, Loudonville; Mrs. Hazel McClure, Ashland; Mrs. Dorothy Flickinger, St. Petersburg, FL; 1 sis., Mrs. Mary Overly, Troy, MI; 30 gchldn; 54 ggchldn; & 4 gggchldn. Funeral servs Fri 1 pm from banks Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Marvin Strom. Bur. Greenlawn Cem
[NI102527] OBIT Loudonville Times Thu, May 1 1958: LOCAL MAN DIES SUDDENLY MONDAY; RITES Thu Thomas K. Miller, 52, a resident of Loudonville, d suddenly Tue morn while at the C. F. Dudte Co. The s/o Harold & Hazel Miller, Sr., b May 9 1905, Wooster, & spent most of his life in the Loudonville area. Mr. Miller was an employee in the pattern dept of the Flxible Co. He was a memb of 1st Bapt Ch. Survivors include: his wife, Carrie; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Miller, Sr., Loudonville; 3 dau.s, Mrs. Virginia Nave of Loudonville, Ms Gertrude Miller & Ms Susan Miller, at home; a son, Thomas R. Miller, Ashland & 1 gchild. 3 bros, Harold Miller, Jr., Loudonville; Charles Miller, Loudonville & Robert K. Miller, Hayesville; 3 sis.s, Mrs. Dorothy Flickinger, Port Clinton; Mrs. Helen Ellis, Loudonville; & Mrs. Hazel McClure, Ashland. Servs Thu (today) 2 pm from banks Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. A. D. Laman. Bur. Greenlawn Cem. near Perrysville.
[NI102533] OBIT Loudonville Times Feb 11, 1987: CHARLES MILLER Charles "Chic" Miller, age 67, 701 North Water St., Loudonville, d at his home Thu morn. B. Lakeville Dec 6 1919 s/o Harold & Hazel Miller. He was a U. S. Navy vet WWII & a 42 yr employee of the Flxible Corp. retiring in 1980. He was a memb of Zion Luth. Ch., Loudonville & the Hanover Lodge Loudonville. Survivors are: his wife, Betty Baker Miller whom m Aug 23 1947 1 son, William Wesley Miller, Mansfield; 4 gchldn; 2 bros, Harold "Pete" Miller, Loudonville & Robert Miller, Mansfield; 3 sis.s: Dorothy Flickinger, Marblehead, OH; Helen Ellis, Loudonville; & Hazel McClure, Ashland. Funeral servs Sat 1:30 pm Byerly Funeral Home, Loudonville, conducted by Ruth Zorn, intern pastor of Zion Luth Ch. Bur Greenlawn Cem., Perrysville.
[NI102534] WOUNDED 2ND TIME IN 2 MO.S Pvt. Robert Carl Miller, 22, has been seriously wounded in action in France for the 2nd time in 2 mos. Jun 10 he received bullet wounds in his head. After a period in Hosp. he rejoined his old outfit & after 2 dys in combat was wounded again Jul 25. He received bullet wounds in his right arm & a fractured leg. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Miller, Sr., Loudonville received a telegram yesterday from the adjutant general. Military History: Pvt in the Army WWII, twice awarded a Purple Heart
[NI102559] OBIT Ashland Times Gazette Mon Mar 29 1999 page A5. VIRGINIA A. SCHROFF Virginia A. Schroff, 77, 15 Norman Drive, Shelby, d Fri at her home following an extended illness. B. Jan 20 1922 Richland Co, she was the d/o Cyrus & Beulah Creveling Harvey. She was a Shelby resident the majority of her life. She was a 1940 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School & a homemaker. She was also a memb of Pandora Dance Club of Mansfield. Mrs. Schroff was a memb of 1st Un. Ch. of Christ of Shelby. Surviving are her husb. of 56 years, Glenn M. Schroff; 1 son, Tom Schroff, Ashland; 2 sis.s-in-law & a bro-in-law, Luella & James Jolley, Mansfield; & DeLee Schroff, Mansfield; & 1 gdson.
[NI102586] Mrs. Berry LOUDONVILLE-Mrs. Betty L. Berry, 33, Prescott, AZ., d Sat after a long illness. She was a Loudonville native & had lived in AZ the past 15 yrs. She is survived by her husb, Thomas; 1 dau., Rebecca at home; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Miller, Jr., Loudonville & 2 bros, James Miller, Loudonville & Jack Miller, Prescott, AZ. Servs will be held Tue 2 pm Ruffner Mortuary, Prescott, AZ, with cremation following. Mem. contributions may be made to the Tuberculosis Foundation in AZ. (Betty's ashes were brought to Green Twp. Cem., Perrysville, Ashland Co, OH abt 1990 to rest with the rest of her family) OBIT 'Courier' Prescott, AZ Mon Jul 19 1971 BETTY LOUISE BERRY Mrs. Betty Louise Berry, 33 d Yavapai Comm. Hosp., Jul 17 1971. She resided in Prescott for the last 10 yrs, having come here from Phoenix, & lived with her family at 1520 White Spar Rd. Mrs. Berry b Aug 2 1937 Loudonville, OH, moved to Phoenix from there in 1955. She was employed in the Yavapai Co Assessors Office in the Motor Vehicles Div. from 1965-1968, & had been in ill health for the past several yrs. She is survived by her husb Thomas B., Prescott; a step-dau. Jayne, San Bernardino, CA & 2 step-sons, Tom & Craig both of San Bernardino, CA. Servs Ruffner Funeral Home 2 pm Tue Jul 20. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the Mortuary from 5-7 this eve. The family would appreciate memorials to the Yavapai Co tuberculosis & Respiratory Society, Box 61, Prescott, AZ
[NI102590] FORMER RESIDENT KILLED IN ACCIDENT A 20 yr old former Loudonville resident was killed Christmas day in a sports car driven by her husb. Dead is Nancy Ann Jones of Columbus. She was a passenger in a north bound late model sports car which went out of control on a sharp curve of OH 60, abt 2 1/2 miles south of Hayesville. The car jumped a guard rail & struck a utility pole. It was driven by her husb, Kendall C. Jones, Jr. According to the OH State Patrol, the cause of death of Mrs. Jones was a fractured skull. Her husb who was taken to Ashland Samaritan Hosp., was released. The Jones car was demolished. Time of the accident was 6:30 pm. Mrs. Jones & her husb were to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Miller, Jr., 820 Loudon Ave., Loudonville. Nancy Jones attended Loudonville Hi until 1962, when she moved to AZ to live with a sis. She graduated from hi school there that same yr. Bur: Perrysville, OH
[NI102937] Peter & his family moved to GreenvilleTwp around 1800. He & some of his sons are listed on the Greenville Assessment of Taxables, 1813.
[NI102956] Took ill at age 16 & died at age 29
[NI102957] Died at age 1 1/2 yrs
[NI103083] Daniel & Jacob Seiler came to Amer. ca 1725-1730 "with Dunkard migration -- to Lancaster Co. 1st then Daniel to Frederick Co MD in 1772. Daniel's sons Christian & John bought "the home farm" but Christian to VA in 1800, then to Preble Co. OH, & eventually to MD again; he had 10 children.
[NI103088] Gospel Herald - Vol VII # 37 Dec 10 1914 pg 599. Gindlesperger, Catharine (Blough) b Nov 16 1836 d Nov 16 1914 aged 78y, d/o Bish Samuel Blough (deceased). She m Peter Gindlesperger Mar 8 1857. Her husb d Mar 1 1875. To this union were b 9 chdn of which 7 survive, & 29 gchdn. She was memb Menn Ch abt 50y. Funeral Blough Ch, Hollsopple, PA on 18th by L A Blough & James Saylor.
1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 24 Aug 1850 by J. J. Schell
38 154 162 Meyers Joseph 46 MFarmer 2,500 PA .
Meyers Susanna 44 F.PA
Meyers Alexander 18 MCooperPA
Meyers Paul 16 MLaborerPA
Meyers Sarah 14 F.PA .
Meyers David 13 M W. PA
Meyers Elisabeth 11 F.PA
Meyers Azariah 9 M.PA
Meyers Susan 7 F.PA
Meyers John 5 M.PA .
Meyers Abishui 2 M.PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 5 Jul Pg 18 Christian Streng
38 133 136 Meyer Joseph 66 M W Farmer 6,000 8,500 PA
Meyer Susanna 63 F W Keeping house PA
Meyer Anna R. 17 F W PA
1850 census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
348 136 Long Jesse 42 M Farmer PA
Eliza 22 F PA
Herman 14 M PA
Leonard 13 M PA
Chauncey 11 M PA
Oliver 9 M PA
Elizabeth 5 F PA
Lydia 3 F PA
Zacharia 1 M PA
Caroline 6 mos. F PA
Bittner Cordilla 16 F PA
1870 census Alleghany Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 21 June 1870 by John H. Lepley
10 67 64 Long Jesse 62 M W Farmer 2,000 600 Pennsylvania
11 67 64 Long Eliza 41 F W Keeping House Pennsylvania
12 67 64 Long Carrie 19 F W Pennsylvania
13 67 64 Long Susan 18 F W Pennsylvania
14 67 64 Long Matilda 15 F W Pennsylvania
15 67 64 Long Zachariah 21 M W Farmer Pennsylvania
16 67 64 Long William 12 M W Works on Farm Pennsylvania
17 67 64 Long John 8 M W Pennsylvania
18 67 64 Long Caroline 18 F W Domestic Servant Pennsylvania
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 8 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
38 21 21 Geisel Samuel 27 M W cooper Pa
39 21 21 Geisel Jane 26 F W wife Pa
40 21 21 Geisel Howard 5 M W At Home Pa
1 21 21 Geisel Horatio 1 M W Pa
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 22, 22 Jun 1880
440B 27 195 205 Geisel Samuel W M 37 Farmer PA PA PA
440B 28 195 205 Geisel Jane W F 36 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
440B 29 195 205 Geisel Howard W M 14 Son PA PA PA
440B 30 195 205 Geisel Horatio W M 11 Son PA PA PA
440B 31 195 205 Geisel Ellridge W M 9 Son PA PA PA
440B 32 195 205 Geisel Milton W M 7 Son PA PA PA
440B 33 195 205 Geisel Julia W F 4/12 Jan. Daughter PA PA PA
1850 Federal Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 23 Aug 1850 by John H. Smith
8 186 191 Shaffer Solomon 26 M Shoemaker 100 PA
9 186 191 Shaffer Julian 19 F PA
10 186 191 Shaffer Sam'l. 2 M PA
Solomon & Julia Ann lived in Southampton Twp., Somerset Co. until abt 1856 & moved to Fayette Co. and then in 1870 they moved to Westmoreland Co. Solomon & Julia Ann had at least 10 chldn.
[NI103131] lived in Allegheny Twp. from about 1800 until about 1840. George & May Anna had at least 15 Chldn.
1870 Federal Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 28 Jun 1870 Jno. Hicks
31 277 286 Long Chauncy 29 M W Farmer 1,160 PA.
32 277 286 Long Sarah A. 32 F W Keeping House PA
33 277 286 Long Nevin D. 09 M W PA
34 277 286 Long Susan J. 07 F W PA
35 277 286 Long Sarah P. 05 F W PA
36 277 286 Long Leonard H. 03 M W PA
37 277 286 Long George W. 8/12 M W PA Oct. 69
1850 Federal Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 23 Aug 1850 by John H. Smith
6 215 220 Mull John, Jr. 37 M Farmer 800 PA
Mull Elizabeth 36 F PA
Mull Mary 17 F PA
Mull Gideon 12 M PA
Mull Henry 10 M PA
Mull Andrew 8 M PA
Mull Harriet 6 F PA
Mull Julian 3 F PA
Mull John 6/12 M PA
1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 23 Aug John H. Smith
30 183 187 Shaffer Sam'l. 30 M Labourer 300 PA
Shaffer Catharine 37 F PA
Shaffer Simon 12 M PA
Shaffer Leana 9 F PA
Shaffer Joseph 7 M PA
Shaffer George 5 M PA
Shaffer Eliza 4 F PA
Shaffer Lydia 3 F PA
Shaffer Susan 6/12 F PA
1850 Federal Census Summit Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on the 30 Oct 1850 by John H. Smith
24 162 165 Judy Mathias 38 M Labourer 400 PA
25 162 165 Judy Mary 40 F PA
26 162 165 Judy Delila 16 F PA
27 162 165 Judy Susan 15 F PA
28 162 165 Judy Dinah 14 F PA
29 162 165 Judy Barbary 12 F PA
30 162 165 Judy Mary 10 F PA
31 162 165 Judy Elizabeth 9 F PA
32 162 165 Judy Lovina 8 F PA
33 162 165 Judy Lilla 6 F PA
34 162 165 Judy Samuel 1 M PA
Samuel Bockes State: PA Enumeration District: 0128 Color: W Age: 39 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0209 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00180292 Other Residents:
Wife Saloma 36, PA
Son Otis O 05, PA
Henry Bittner State: PA Enumeration District: 0166 Color: W Age: 35 Birth Place: Maryland Visit: 0111 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00270505 Other Residents:
Wife Agnes 34, PA
Daughter Fannie 13, PA
Daughter Blanche 12, PA
Daughter Carrie 10, PA
Son Hubert 08, PA
Son Philson 06, PA
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
223-155 Rodgers, Charles 24 M Farmer PA
Mary J . 24 F PA
Sarah J. 2 F PA
Amanda 9m F PA
Dull, William 18 M Farmer PA
Barrows, Catharine 17 F PA
Blackford, Elisabeth 78 F PA
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 8 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
33 152 154 Rodgers Charley 45 M W farmer 3,500 1,900 Pa
34 152 154 Rodgers Mary E 45 F W wife Pa
35 152 154 Rodgers Sarah J 22 F W dom. servant Pa
36 152 154 Rodgers Margarette E 16 F W at home Pa
37 152 154 Rodgers Alonza 17 M W at home Pa
38 152 154 Rodgers Albert 14 M W at home Pa
39 152 154 Rodgers Susan 11 F W at home Pa
40 152 154 Rodgers Annie 9 F W at home Pa
1 152 154 Rodgers Ida 7 F W at home Pa
2 152 154 Rodgers Effie 3 F W at home Pa
[NI103224] Daniel Burnside Zimmerman, 2nd son & chld of Jacob & Sarah J. (Stufft) Zimmerman, b Somerset co, PA Feb 10 1862. He received a practical edu. in common schools of his native co. & prepared himself for a business career by taking a course of instruction in the Easton Business College, Poughkeepsie, NY. His earlier yrs were passed in labor on the paternal farm. At the early age of 17 yrs he taught a winter term of school in what was then known as the red schoolhouse, & acquitted himself so well, despite his youth, that in the following winter he was engaged to teach in the CA school in the same twp, making such a record as to inspire the conviction that he would have become an accomplished educator had he chosen that field for his lifework. But he had predilection for more active & broader pursuits. In connection with farming oper., he engaged in live stock business, breeding & dealing in horses, cattle & sheep. In 1892 he visited the prairies & bad lands of ND & MT, which was at that time settled by the red skins, where he engaged in ranching & ranging cattle on a large scale, gradually extending his operations until he came to be recognized as one of the most extensive & successful rangers in the west. His locations in ranges were Billings co., Dunn co. & Hettinger co., ND & MT, to ID, WA, OR, CA, NV, UT, WY, NE & TX. While thus busily employed in these immense distant fields, he was also most actively engaged in the development of enterprises of much importance in his native Somerset operations which, while enhancing his own fortune, were a vast public benefit in opening up industrial & commercial aves. He was one of the 1st to discern the possibilities of the co. in the uncovering of its vast coal deposits. In 1899 he was the 1st Somerset co. man to open a mine within its borders, & pushed the work with such vigor that he now has hundreds of men busily employed in his various mines. He also owns & directs the operations of the lumber & gristmill business, & the cultivation of several fine & productive farms, being known as one of the extensive farmers in the co. A man of broad public spirit, he lends his effort cheerfully & enterprise promising of benefit to the community at large. All his large achievements have notably been the result of his own individual effort, but the means employed have been the fruits of his own industry & sagacity, entitling him to the fullest to the consensus of opinion which pronounces him a truly self-made man. He bears the burdens of his many & large concerns with equanimity which marks the man of rare self-poise, & is held in high regard for his affability & attractive personal qualities. He is affiliated with Somerset Lodge, Free & Accepted Mason, & is a memb. of Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He & his family are memb.s of Luth ch & active in promoting its interests & usefulness. Mr. Zimmerman m. Lizzie M. Snyder, d/o Samuel Snyder, Somerset, b. Brothers Valley twp. He is descendant, on both the paternal and maternal sides, of ancient German stock which was planted in American in the colonial days.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Peter L Swank Age: 47 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0158 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0094 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Emma C 42, PA
Son Oscar P 13, PA
Son James L 11, PA
Son Howard H 06, PA
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
25 25 SWANK Josiah 27 M Potter
Elisabeth 24 F
Mary C. 2 F
Jacob 1 M
LORE* William 16 M Potter
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 18 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
20 189 187 Swank Josiah 47 M W Farmer 12,000 1,000 Penna
21 189 187 Swank Elisabeth 44 F W wife Penna
22 189 187 Swank Mary 22 F W at home Penna
23 189 187 Swank WEllwood 20 M W at home Penna
24 189 187 Swank Charlotte 14 F W at home Penna
25 189 187 Swank Peter 7 M W at home Penna
26 189 187 Swank Samuel 6 M W at home Penna
27 189 187 Swank John 6 M W at home Penna
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 2 Nov by Henry Cook
12 443 493 Rose David 35 M Laborer Pa
13 443 493 Rose Sarah 30 F Pa X
14 443 493 Rose William 13 M Pa X
15 443 493 Rose Mary 11 F Pa X
16 443 493 Rose Henry 9 M Pa
17 443 493 Rose Aaron 7 M Pa
18 443 493 Rose Sarah E. 6 F Pa
19 443 493 Rose Wilson 2 M Pa
1870 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 12 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
10 98 92 Rose David 57 M W Farmer 1,000 300 Penna
11 98 92 Rose Elisabeth 54 F W wife Penna
12 98 92 Rose George 19 M W at home Penna
13 98 92 Rose Balinda 15 F W at home Penna
14 98 92 Rose Frederich 11 M W at home Penna
1850 Federal Census Summit Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on the 11 Oct 1850 by John H. Smith
28 89 90 Fike John J. J. 33 M Farmer 2,500 PA
29 89 90 Fike Sarah Ann 27 F PA
30 89 90 Fike Jacob 7 M PA
31 89 90 Fike Mary 5 F PA
32 89 90 Fike Daniel 3 M PA
33 89 90 Fike Lydia 1 M PA
34 89 90 Beaghley Elisabeth 13 F PA
"History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton co.s" 1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 140. Civil war rosters. Co. K, 55th Reg. Capt. Hezekiah Hammer, mustered in Oct 3 1861; promoted to corp. Nov 1 1863; to sgt. Jun 18 1864; to capt. Nov 14 1864. GAR, 6 days before the Civil War ended Hezekiah's left arm was removed as he was wounded near Petersburg, VAServed in many battles. Written up in "Advance the Colors: PA Civil War Battle Flags". Was respecfully called "Captain" for most of his life. He lost his left arm due to a wound sustained in the war.
09 Sep 1861 Enlisted in Union Army, Civil War
01 Nov 1863 Promoted to Cpl
03 Oct 1864 Promoted to 2nd Lt
07 Nov 1864 Promoted to 1st Lt
08 Dec 1864 Promoted to Capt
Occup 01 Feb 1873 US Storekeeper & gauger for 16th PA Dist.
[NI103263] Was med doctor. On or abt 28 Mar 1912, while performing an operation on a patient in Co infirmary, Jeremiah Hammer sustained a slight cut on finger of his left hand. Little attention was pd to wound at that time, but a few dys later the hand showed signs of infection. Unfortunately blood poisoning had set in & although several physicians tried to save his life, the poisoning had spread through his body & their efforts proved unsuccessful. He lapsed into unconsciousness at 5 pm Thu 4 Apr 1912 & remained so until his death at 2:45 am 5 Apr. He d at his home in Toledo, OH.
Mr. Synder was a farmer & blacksmith & a man of great public spirit, who took an active interest in community affairs & was called to various important official positions. He served for 5 yrs as assoc. judge, for 1 term as director of the poor & more than 10 yrs as justice of the peace. He was a devout member of the Luth ch & for more that 20 yrs was an honored elder & deacon. In politics he was a Rep. He d. Mar 11 1895. He m. Feb 19 1857, Sarah Shaffer, d/o Valentine & Christina (Gardner) Shaffer.
Judge Samuel Snyder b Janary 29, 1834, in Brother's Valley Twp. His great-grandfather, Dewalt Snyder, was of German birth, & settled in Turkey-Foot Twp about the close of the revolutionary war. In 1857 he was m to Miss Sarah, d/oValentine Shaffer, one of the prominent farmers of the Twp. (Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Co.s, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 15 Jul Pg 35 Christian Streng
38 246 249 Snyder Samuel 36 M W Blacksmith 2,000 3,000 PA
Snyder Sarah 39 F W Keeping house PA
Snyder Lizzie M. 10 F W PA
Snyder Emma M. 7 F W PA
Snyder Charles W. 4 M W PA
Snyder Minnie B. 2 F W PA
Shaffer Christine 77 F W 700 PA
1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 9 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
1 326 337 Shaffer Valentine 54 M W Farmer 3,000 PA Handwritten page # 90.
2 326 337 Shaffer Christina 54 F.PA
3 326 337 Shaffer Sarah 19 F.PA .
4 326 337 Shaffer Harman 18 MFarmerPA
[NI103280] Daniel Stufft, was one of the most extensive farmers of Somerset co. in his day, a man in affuent circumstances, well educated & of much ability. For several yrs he rendered efficient service in the capacity of co. superintendent of schools, & for 5 yrs sat on the bench as an associate co. judge. He was a consistent memb. of Luth. ch., & in politics was an unswerving Rep. He m. Catherine Byers, b. Somerset co., d/o Jacob Byers, who was a native of Lancaster co., whence he came to Somerset soon after his marriage.
1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 24 Aug 1850 by J. J. Schell
6 168 176 Swank Jacob, Sen. 58 MFarmer 2,000 PA .
7 168 176 Swank Catharine 58 F.PA
8 168 176 Swank Henry 18 MFarmerPA
9 168 176 Swank Noah 15 MFarmerPA
10 168 176 Swank Catharine 11 F.PA.
11 168 176 Swank Matilda 11 F.PA
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 4 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
35 37 BARNET Jacob 47 M Farmer 300 PA
Magdaline 50 F PA
Irvin 22 M Farmer PA
Nicholas 18 M Farmer PA
Levi 15 M Farmer PA
Elisabeth 20 F PA
Henry & Nancy (SHAFFER) Zimmerman, who reared 4 chldrn: Elizabeth Ann, Catherine, Jonathan & William. Henry Zimmerman, who d. at the age of 69, was a well-to-do farmer in Quemahoning Twp & a member of the Reformed Ch., to which his wife, who d. at about the same age, likewise belonged.
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 15 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
101 104 ZIMMERMAN Henry 40 M Farmer 1500 PA
George 42 F[?] Farmer PA
Nancy 38 F PA
Elisabeth A. 14 F PA
Catharine 12 F PA
Jonathan 9 M PA
William 7/12 M PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 7 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
133 147 ZIMMERMAN Henry 50 M Farmer 2400 800 PA
Nancy 41 F PA
Catharine 20 F PA
Jonathan 18 M PA.
William 11 M PA.
George ZIMMERMAN 55 M Day Laborer PA
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
93 96 STUFFT Sarah 45 F 5000 PA
Mary 25 F PA
Samuel 21 M Farmer PA
William 14 F PA
Eliza 11 F PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 30 Jul Christian Streng
1 467 461 Ankeny Josiah 44 M W Farmer 7,000 2,300 PA
Ankeny Mary 45 F W Keeping house PA
Ankeny Sarah E. 14 F W PA
Ankeny Martha M. 11 F W PA
Ankeny Willis W. 8 M W PA
Ankeny Anna * 6 F W PA *Middle initial illegible.
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 6 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
124 138 STUFFT John 25 M Farmer 6000 3200 PA
William 23 M Farm Laborer PA
Sarah 57 F PA
Ann E. 22 F PA
[NI103312] Farmer & one of the 1st settlers in Somerset co. He was a memb. of Luth. ch.
1850 census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
336 54 Blough Jacob K. 45 M Farmer PA
Barbara 40 F PA
Valentine 22 M PA
Emanuel 19 M PA
Philip 17 M PA
Andrew 14 M PA
John 12 M PA
Lydia 10 F PA
Susan 7 F PA
David 4 M PA
Mary 1 F PA
Beachley Mary 29 F PA
1870 Fed Cens Brosvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA 29 Jun 1870 Jno. Hicks
31 293 302 Blouch Jacob 64 M W Farmer 10,000 2,085 PA.
32 293 302 Blouch Barbara 60 F W Keeping House PA
33 293 302 Blouch Mary 21 F W PA
34 293 302 Blouch Joseph 18 M W Farm Lab. PA
35 293 302 Blouch Annie 16 F W PA
1880 Federal Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
3 9 233A 33 83 85 Blough Jacob W M 70 Retired farmer PAPAPA
3 9 233A 34 83 85 Blough Barbara W F 70 Wife Keeping house PAPAPA
1880 Federal Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
3 9 233A 33 83 85 Blough Jacob W M 70 Retired farmer PAPAPA
3 9 233A 34 83 85 Blough Barbara W F 70 Wife Keeping house PAPAPA
[NI103363] Herald of Truth Vol XXI # 4 Feb 15 1884 pg 60, 61. Blough. On 27 Jan, Elkhart Co, IN Peter Blough, aged 79y 6m 24d. Funeral by B. Schrock & C. S. Miller in German & J. Shumaker in English.
[NI103366] Gospel Herald - Vol III # 6 - May 12, 1910 - pg 95. David Blough b Jul 7 1826 d Apr 30 1910; aged 83y 9m 23d. He came with parents to Wayne Co, OH, in 1836. He m Lydia Kurtz, who preceded him to the spirit world. To this union were b 7 chdn. He leaves 1 son & 2 daus, 18 gchdn & 4 ggchdn to mourn for the loss of father.
[NI103367] Gospel Herald - Vol XI, # 35 - Nov 28 1918, pg 638, 639 & 640. Joseph D Blough b Somerset Co, PA Oct 13 1828; d Smithville, OH, Nov 12 1918; aged 90y 28d. May 19 1853, he m Anna Hostetler. To this union were b 7 chdn. His wife d Jan 30 1909. He leaves 2 sons, 3 daus, 15 gchdn, & 15 ggchdn. He accepted Christ in his youth, united with A M Ch, & remained faithful to the end.
Gospel Herald - Vol XXXIX, # 8 - May 21, 1946, pg 174, 175. Blough, Ezra s/o late Henry & Fannie Hershberger Blough b Davidsville, Pa May 13 1858 d Somerset Pa Comm Hosp, Apr 27, 1946; aged 87y 11m 14d. He was youngest of family of 8 & last d. He never m. Abt 11y ago he united with Menn Ch, memb Thomas Congregation until death. Short serv held at home of nephew S.J. Holsopple after which body was taken to Blough Menn Ch, where further servs were conducted by James Saylor & H.C. Blough. Bur in adjoining Ch.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Ezra Blough Age: NR State: PA Color: W;W Dist: 0132 B Pl: PA Visit: 0068 Co: Somerset Relation: Hired man Other Residents: Head of Household John W Shaffer
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
187 205 BLOUGH Josiah 27 M Master Carpenter 200 PA
Matilda 21 F PA
Elizabeth F PA
Nepha 2 F PA
[NI103392] book "THE AMISH IN AMER: Settlements That Failed, 1840 - 1960" by David Luthy that Christian's sons are said to have moved away from the settlement called "Mattawana" in Mifflin Co. abt 1840 as did many. This List sons; Daniel, Henry, & Samual which were Susan Millers sons. Also Abraham & Michael which were Elizabeth Steiner's sons. 1850 census for Clinton Twp, Elkhart Co., IN shows Michael 62 listed with Elizabeth 50 & chldn John 19, Susanna17, Jacob 15, Leah 13, Isaac 12, Abraham 10. All of these chldn are listed as b in OH. Michael is the gfather of Joseph M. Stutzman. He m. Hannah Yoder, d/o Joseph & Elizabeth (Jutzi) Yoder in 1812. Hannah d the same day (Oct 3, 1824) as the birth of their 7th child, Hannah, who was the cause of her death. All the chldn from this union were b Mifflin Co., PA. In the span of less than a yr, Michael lost his wife Hannah, & father (Christian d Sep 12 1825). This must have been a terrible time for him, losing 2 family membs so close to the same time. Michael recovered though, & almost a mo. after the death of his father, he m. Elizabeth Blough. In the spring of 1827, Michael & Elizabeth sold their land in Mifflin Co. & headed west to a new home in Wayne Co. OH. The following yr, Michael's bro-in-law, Christian Schmucker came to Green Twp near Smithville, settling near Michael. All 9 chldn of Michael & Elizabeth were b Wayne Co., OH. By 1850 Michael & Elizabeth had moved to Clinton Twp, Elkhart, IN & in 1863, they conveyed the property for the Clinton Frame Meetinghouse. Both Michael & Elizabeth are bur Clinton Union Cem. near the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, just a few mi east of Goshen IN.
[NI103393] Gospel Herald Vol I # 52 Mar 27 1909 pg 827, 828. Hostetler, Fannie (Stutzman) d at Jet, OK Feb 26 1909 of broken hip & old age aged 80y 11m 2d. Bur Milan Valley cem. Funeral by Jacob Zimmerman, Harper, KS & Simon Herschberger, of this place. She was sick abt 2 wks suffering much pain. While visiting her dau Lucinda Zook, & getting out of buggy she slipped & fell. She was b Wayne Co, OH Mar 24 1828 where she lived until 1843, when she moved with her parents to Elkhart Co, IN. Here she m Emanuel Hostetler Apr 25 1847 residing there until 1892, when they moved to McPerson Co, KS where her husb d in 1897. In 1901 she moved to Jet, OK & was living with her youngest dau Lydia E Miller. She was memb A M Ch since 18y of age. She leaves 2 daus, 12 gchdn & 24 ggchdn.
[NI103394] Herald of Truth Vol XXXIV # 17 Sep 1 1897 pg 270, 271. Hostetler. On 20 Jul 1897 at his home near Monitor, McPherson Co, KS, d of Brights disease, Eman Hostetler. He suffered abt 18m. Last 6m he suffered very much. Last 4d of his life he was paralyzed yet conscious but unable to talk. He leaves wife, 1 son, 2 daus, 12 gchdn, & 1 ggchd. 7 chdn preceded him. There is 1 bro living in Canada & 1 in IN. He moved from Canada to Lagrange Co, IN in 1842 & m Fannie Stutzman Apr 25 1847, Elkhart, IN where he remained until spring of 1892 when he moved to McPherson Co, KS. He d at age of 79y 11m 15d. Bur the 22nd, in Union grvyd. Funeral by John Zimmerman & J M R Weaver.
[NI103431] Gospel Herald Vol XVI # 17 Jul 26 1923. ZOOK, Magdalena d/o Peter & Magdalena Blough b near Sterling, OH Feb 13 1842 d same place where she lived all her life Jul 10 1923 aged 81y 4m 27d. She m Jan 17 1867 to David Zook. They lived together 55y until he d Jun 22 1922. There were 9 chdn in family, 7 survive & were present at funeral. 2 daus d in infancy. Memb Menn Ch. Funeral Fri am by C Z Yoder at home, & at Pleasant Hill Ch by Jesse Smucker, J S Gerig, & I W Royer.
Gospel Herald Vol XV # 14 Jul 6 1922 pg 285. Zook, David b Wayne Co, OH May 13 1843 d his home near Sterling, OH Jun 22 1922 aged 79y 1m 9d. He m Mattie Blough Jan 17 1867. To this union were b 9 chdn. 7 grew to manhood & womanhood: Lina Ressler, Elva Stoltzfus, David, Abner, Simon, Mary & Mattie. Surviving are mother, 4 daus, 3 sons, 11 gchdn, 1 bro Gideon, & lg circle of near relatives & friends. Memb.AMC. Funeral Sun Jun 25 by J S Gerig & C Z Yoder, asstd by D Z Yoder & J N Smucker. Bur Pleasant Hill Cem, Wayne Co, OH.
OH 1910 Census Miracode Index
David Zook 66 W OH Wayne Head of Household
Wife Mattie 69 OH
Son Simon P 38 OH
dau Mary 35 OH
dau Mattie 26 OH
Son Abner G 23 OH
Officer Louis Kloetzly 21 OH
[NI103442] Gospel Herald - Vol IV, # 28 - Oct 12, 1911- pgs 447 - 448. Blough, David b Wayne Co, OH Mar 13 1826; d near Middlebury, IN, Sep 18, 1911; aged 85y 6m 5d. His 1st wife, Catharine Kurtz, preceded him. To this union were b 10 chdn, 6 of which preceded him, also 14 gchdn. He later m 2nd wife, Saloma Lantz in 1881, who d 1895. Then later he m Elizabeth Nofsinger who survives. Funeral Clinton A. M. Ch, near Goshen, IN, where a lg concourse of people had gathered to pay last tribute of respect. Servs by J. S. Hartzler & D. D. Troyer.
[NI103444] Gospel Herald - Vol V, # 41 - Jan 9, 1913 - pg 654, 655, 656. Blough, Elizabeth d/o Christian & Elizabeth Plank, b Wooster, OH Jul 21, 1823; d Dec. 21, 1912; aged 89y 5m. In 1840 she m Christian Nofsinger, who d Mar 24, 1892. To this union were b 6 chdn, of whom 4 survive, Mrs Nancy Hartzler, East Lynn, MO; Mrs Lydia Ziegler, Garden City, Mo; Mrs Martha Keim, Faron River, & C. K. Nofsinger, Noble; also 28 gchdn & 24 ggchdn. 1 sis Mrs Jacob Grady, Springfield, & 1 bro C.J. Plank, Lagrange Co., IN & a host of friends. In 1894 she m David Blough, Middlebury, IN who d in 1910, after which she lived with her son & dau. She sustained a severe fall & continued to grow worse until she d. She was memb Amish Menn Ch. Funeral by S.E. Weaver at Pretty Prairie, Lagrange Co., IN
[NI103445] Herald of Truth - Vol XVI, # 9 - Sep 1879 - pg 177, 178. Jul 23, Elkhart Co., IN, Catharine Blauch w/o D. D. Blauch, aged 48y 5m 10d. Bur 24th, attended by lg concourse of friends. A husb & 6 chdn survive. Her disease was dropsy, from which she had much to suffer. She was sis in Amish Ch. Funeral serv by B. Schrock & C. S. Miller.
[NI103448] Gospel Herald - Vol XIII, # 42 - Jan 13, 1921 - pg 838, 839, 840. Blough, Solomon D. b Wayne Co, OH Feb 10 1829 d Christmas day, 1920 aged 91y 10m 15d. In Apr 1857 he m Fanny Plank. To this union were b 13 chdn, 4 of whom, together with his companion, preceded him. Survived by 3 daus, 6 sons, 18 gchdn, 4 ggchdn, 1 bro, 1 sis, & large # of relatives & friends. He united with Amish Menn Ch in early life. He was regular in attending Ch. Funeral at Menn Ch in Middlebury, IN Dec 28, conducted by J. H. Fike & D. D. Miller.
[NI103449] Gospel Herald - Vol I, # 15 - Jul 11, 1908 - pg 239. Blough, Fanny (Plank), youngest d/o Christian & Elizabeth Plank, b Wayne Co, OH, Sep 25 1839 d Jun 16 1908, Elkhart Co., IN; aged 68y 9m 1d. She united with Amish Menn Ch at age of 17. She m Solomon D. Blough Apr 15 1859. To this union were b 10 sons & 3 daus. 4 sons preceded her. She leaves husb, 3 daus, 6 sons, & 16 gchdn. Funeral at Forks Ch, Jun 19 by E. Weaver & D. D. Miller, where abt 800 people had gathered.
[NI103451] Gospel Herald - Vol XXII, # 10 - Jun 6, 1929 - pg 206, 207. Blough, Joseph P b Wayne Co., OH Feb 23, 1833; d at home of his dau, Mrs Lydia Mast, Middlebury, IN May 13 1929 aged 96y 2m 20d. In 1860 he m Christina Stayrook in Mifflin Co., Pa. To this union were b 3 sons & 7 daus. His wife, 1 son, & 2 daus preceded him. Survived by 2 sons Samuel & Chancy, 5 daus Mrs Lydia Mast, Mrs Nannie Ziegler, Mrs Orilla Plank, Mrs Mamie Lantz, & Mrs Elsie Treesh, all Elkhart Co, IN. Also survived by 13 gchdn, 11 ggchdn, many relatives & friends. In 1863 he with his wife accepted Christ & united with Amish Menn Ch. In 1865 they moved to Elkhart Co, IN where they spent rest of their life. Funeral held at home & at Middlebury Menn Ch by J. H. Fike & D. J. Johns.
Gospel Herald - Vol XXXIII, No 3 - Apr 18, 1940 - pg 52, 53. Blough, Neri David s/o David & Lydia (Kurtz) Blough, b Wayne Co., Oh Jun 6 1870. He was youngest son in family of 7 chdn, all preceding him. He resided on old home farm until 1921, when he with his family moved to Smithville, Oh where he lived until death called him Mar 26, 1940; aged 69y 9m 20d. He m Catherine Kropf Jun 6 1895. To this union 11 chdn b Della, Henry, Nola, Edna, John, Carrie, Wilma, Arlene, Fern, Ruth, & Clayton; 19 gchdn, 1 preceding him. Survived by wife, 11 chdn, 18 gchdn, many nephews & nieces & friends. He was bapt May 24, 1890, & received into Oak Grove Menn congregation. Servs conducted by Breth Wm. G. Detweiler & J. S. Gerig. Bur Oak Grove Cem.
OH 1910 Census Miracode Index
Nevi D Blough 39 W OH Wayne Head of Household
Wife Katie E 40 France
dau Odella B 14 OH
Son Henry J 13 OH
dau Nola C 11 OH
dau Edna M 10 OH
Son John H 07 OH
dau Carrie G 06 OH
dau Wilma C 05 OH
dau Eva A 03 OH
dau Fern E 01 OH
dau N R NR OH
SIL Fanny Knepp 33 OH
[NI103473] Gospel Herald - Vol I No 47 -Feb 20 1909, pg 751, 752. Anna (Hostetler) Blough b Wayne Co., O., July 5, 1831; d Jan. 30, 1909, in the same Co; aged 77 y. 6 m. 25 d. She lived in the state of matrimony with her husb, Joseph Blough, for nearly 56y. To this union were b 6 chdn, who with their father mourn the loss of a loving companion, a kind & affectionate mother. Bur Pleasant Hill Cem. Funeral Servs conducted by Ben Gerig, C. Z. Yoder & D. Z. Yoder.
[NI103476] Gospel Herald - Vol XXXIII, No 3 - Apr 18, 1940 - pg 52, 53. Schloneger, Mary (Blough), b Sterling, OH, Nov 4 1854; d at home of her son Amos, Louisville, OH Mar 24, 1940; aged 85y 4m 20d. In 1873, she was bapt & united with Menn Ch. On Sep 20 1874 she m John Schloneger, who preceded her Nov 20 1911. To this union were b 2 sons Amos & Joseph. After their marriage they moved to Logan Co., OH, 5y later they moved to Wayne Co, & then to Stark Co. Easter Sun morn she peacefully fell asleep & passed away. Survived by 2 sons, both Louisville, OH; 11 gchdn, 19 ggchdn, 1 bro Amos Blough, Orrville, OH, & many other relatives & friends. Besides her husb, 2 bros, 2 sis', & 1 ggchd preceded. Funeral in home & Beech Menn Ch by Bro O. N. Johns & asstd by Bros John D. Miller, Alvin Hostetler, & I. W. Royer. Bur in adjoining Cem.
[NI103477] Gospel Herald Vol XXVI # 7 May 18 1933 pg 158, 159. Blough, Katie d/o Joseph & Anna Blough b Wayne Co, OH, Oct 21 1856 d her home in Smithville May 5 1933 aged 76y 7m 24d. Preceded by parents & 2 bros Emanuel & Joseph Blough. Survived by 2 sis', 1 bro M. Amos Blough, Orrville; Mrs John Sloneger, Louisville, OH; Lizzie Blough, Smithville, OH, also 15 nephews & nieces besides a lg circle of relatives & friends. She was an invalid for over 14y & for a period of 7y was unable to walk. Serv by C.Z. Yoder, J.S. Gerig, & ___Delanter. Bur Pleasant Hill Cem.
[NI103478] Aug 24, 1939 - Vol XXXII, No 21 - pgs 456, 457. Blough, Elizabeth d/o Joseph & Anna Blough, b Wayne Co, OH, Sep 25 1858; lived in this community until she d Aug 5 1939, aged 80y 10m 10d. Preceded by her parents, 2 bros, & 1 sis. She is survived by 1 sis Mrs Mary Schloneger, Louisville, OH, & 1 bro Amos Blough, Orrville, OH; also 16 nephews & nieces, & many other near relatives. She united with Oak Grove Menn congregation, & remained memb. Funeral conducted by Breth J. S. Gerig & Wm. G. Detweiler. Bur Pleasant Hill Cem.
[NI103490] Gospel Herald - Vol VI # 5 - May 1 1913 pg 79, Blough Anna Troyer b Holmes Co, OH Jun 21 1833 d at home of Aaron Blough Apr 14 1913; aged 79y 9m 23d. She m Jacob Blough. This union blessed with 6 sons & 3 daus. She reared all these chdn to manhood & womanhood & also took a gchd when but a child & cared for her as one of her own chdn. She united with Ch in early yrs & clung to the hand of her loving Savior all through life. Her husb preceded her to spirit world abt 7ys ago. She leaves 2 bros, all her chdn, 37 gchdn, 17 ggchdn, & many other relatives & friends to mourn her departure.