Mon Valley Surname Roll Call page #1

Mon Valley Genealogy Roll Call

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Date: 9/14/00 11:42:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Thomas Kintigh)
To: [email protected]

Does anyone have any information about a McAteer family living in Rostraver or Elizabeth Townships ca 1780?

Tom Kintigh    Tucson, AZ

Date: 9/15/00 8:02:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Carol Feola)
Reply-to: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

I am looking for information on:
        John Miller born 1852 in Elizabeth, PA  dies bef. 1942
        Hester Ann Hardesty Miller born 1857 in Elizabeth, PA
              Emma Miller
              Luella (Louise) Miller
              Rose Alla Miller Corwin b. 3-10-1881 in Belle Vernon, PA
              Hester Ann Miller Callan b. 6-30-1888 in Belle Vernon, PA
              John Miller

Date: 9/16/00 4:10:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Eva Dayle Zippay)
To: [email protected]

HAMILTON--arrived in E.Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co.
after 1810 and before 1820.  Soon moved to Jefferson
Twp., Fayette Co.
CONAWAY--in Fredericktown, (E.Beth.Twp.), Washington
Co. in 1820
COPE--arrived in Perryopolis area, Fayette Co. Pa.
PARKER--in Brownsville area, Fayette Co., Pa. ca. 1810
HAGERTY--arrived in Belle Vernon, Fayette Co. Pa. 1835
CALL--unsure, in area prior to 1835  (from Ohio)
MINOR--unsure, in Greene Co. prior to 1792
GEHO--unsure, in Washington Co. (Allen Twp.) area,
prior to 1850
zIPPAY--arrived in Charleroi from Czechoslovakia ca
THIRY--arrived in Charleroi from Belgium ca. 1885
KOBALLA--arrived Fayette Co. from Austria ca. 1885
NEDRASH--arrived Fayette Co. from Poland ca. 1885
DEEB/DAHMA--arrived Westmoreland Co. (Monessen) from
Syria prior to 1916

CRAVEN---intermarried with HAMILTON line

Eva Dayle Zippay
Tallahassee, Florida

Date: 9/16/00 5:01:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Nancy E. Gates)
To: [email protected]

Searching for:
Thomas Weekley  m. ca 1782 Washington Co PA to Rachel --?--
Need Rachel's maiden name.


Researching: Weekley, Braman, Littleton, Jarrett/Jarard
                            Buchanan, Higgins, Tennant, O'Neal
                                   Barnhouse, Enoch, Pribble

Date: 9/16/00 8:23:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Teresa M Geiger)
To: [email protected]


I'm looking for any information on the KOHL, WISSER and LINN Familes from
the Dravosburg, Mifflin Twp. area.    I have several people with these surnames that are married into my family and I would like to connect them.  Any information will help.


Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2000 16:31:58 EDT
From: [email protected]

All are from Allegheny & Westmoreland Co.  Time--about the early 1800's
onward.  Thank you.

Thea Jean Runt King
Westmoreland  Co., PA

Thea Jean Runt King

Date: 9/17/00 2:09:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Marilyn Prinzing)
To: [email protected]

These are the surnames.  Locations are where they originated; but, they all ended up in the Mon Valley with no direct ancestor ever leaving PA.with the exception of William Moller who went to Ohio in his later life.  His daughter, my 4 x g,grandmother Elizabeth Moller, settled in Washington Co. and m. James Bedall (Beadle). The Mayhorn is a big ? as a possible surname for a Hannah b. 1813, who married John Worrell b. 1811
Anderson, Barringer, Bedall (Beadle), Dicks(Dix), Howe, Jenkins, Johnson,
Jordan, Kennedy, Landis, Mayhorn, Minerd, Moller, Nein, Roley,Shallenberger,
Sharp,  Sisler, Smith,  Walters, Weber,  Weems/Wemyss, Whetzel + Var.,
Wilson, Worrell.
Locations:    PA: Adams, Allegheny,Armstrong,  Bedford,  Berks, Fayette,
Greene, Lancaster, Mifflin, Northampton, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland,
York Counties      Maryland:  Frederick Co. and Hagerstown.  Also, Scotland.

Marilyn, Lake Co., Illinois

Date: 9/17/00 10:27:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected]  (Cora Ott)
To: [email protected]
Seeking further info on these surnames:   COPELAND; CORNYN; CARNS/KEARNS;
[All the above lived in the Mon Valley area in the 19th century; some a
little sooner, some to this day].

Date: 9/17/00 11:06:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Rob Mollenauer)
To: [email protected]

BARNHART, came to Allegheny and Washington Cos. in approx. 1869 from Eastern PA.
HORN, pretty well covered in Ed Porter's book, thank you.
PEASE/PEESE/PEAS/PEES, don't know where originated, but have plenty of info.
DUNN, don't know a darn thing about them, but Agnes Allen DUNN was my great grandmother, b. in 1866, d. approx. 1953 in Charleroi
MOLLENAUER, came to Allegheny Co. in 1847, migrated to N. Strabane Twp.

Most important to me is to find out what date Robert L. BARNHART and
Fannie ZURLINDEN got married, in Pittsburgh (1884). and to get more info on the DUNN family.

DICKSON - need more ACCURATE info.

Robert D. MOLLENAUER, Jr. (middle initial D is for DICKSON)

Date: 9/17/00 11:31:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (CBlair) (Katy Beazell Blair)
To: [email protected]

Looking for any information on George Linn Beazell - b. 9/5/1877 - no date of death.  Married 10/13/1900 by Rev. I. N. Frye of Monongahela at Charleroi to Catherine Herbster.  Thanks,

From: [email protected] (Lucinda C. Durbin)
To: [email protected]

Hi, Everyone,
My search in the Mon Valley area, including both Washington and Fayette Counties -- don't know about any other ones, though -- is for information on the following names, most difficult first:

Ruth SMITH CROW -- 21 Sep 1804 - 22 Jul 1881.
 She married William CROW sometime after 1834 when William's first wife died.  I need to know what SMITH family she came from.  She's buried in a SMITH plot in Howe cemetery.  Also need a wedding date.

Jane JOHNSON CROW -- 1787 - 19 Feb 1834.  Parents were James
 She had siblings Adam, Alexander, Catherine, James, Mary, and one born either in 1797 or 1798.  It is listed as an "unborn child" in James JOHNSTON's will in Washington County.

Sidney ? JOHNSTON/JOHNSON -- ? - 17 May 1840, age 85.  She appears in the 1800 census, in the same place in 1810 but with the name "NIXON", back to JOHNSON for 1820, ? 1830, and in the Fayette County census of 1840 (must have been taken before she died).  I'm at a total loss for

BAGLIN -- any info in Washington County, please.

OGIER -- John Sarchet OGIER's death location.

CHALFANT and CROW -- I have a great deal of information on these families except for the spouses of William CROW mentioned above.

Any help on anyone connected to these lines would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,  Cindy

From: [email protected] (Sharon Deffebach)
Reply-to: [email protected] (Sharon Deffebach)
To: [email protected]

I am interested in the following families: DALE (Allenport & Monessen); DINSMORE; OSTRANDER; WAITON; & DENEGA.

Date: 9/18/00 9:33:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Jeff Haberman)
To: [email protected]

Hi all,
Am brand new to this list.

Searching for Finney, Kunkle/Kunkel, Dierstein/Deerstein and Haberman. Some of these names are on the Lutheran Church listing for Dravosburg. Christian Dierstein was my gggrandfather. Believe his wife's name was Mary. Their daughter, Catherine, was my ggrandmother. She married Frederick Wilhelm Haberman(n) April 2, 1866. She died in 1884 and FWH subsequently married a widow, Dorothea Finney, born Kunkle. With this second marriage FWH became owner of some farm land in the Mon Valley. Not sure if land was originally owned by Kunkle or Finney.

The Mon Valley maps of the era show Finneys, Diersteins and Kunkles, but haven't found Habermans.

This website has great potential. Keep up the good work.

Jeff Haberman
[email protected]

Date: 9/18/00 11:13:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

Looking for anything on or anyone connected to,

Washington Co...
James BOYD  1830-1905
  + Rebecca  LEEPER  1833-1920
James SCANLAN,Sr  1844-1922
  + Ada  BOYD 1860 - 1933
Alexander BEHANNA  1884 - 1971
   + Annie SCANLON  1888 - 1958
All from Donora  --Buried in the Monongahela Cemetery

Westmoreland Co.
Joseph HALL 1843-1889
   +Mary Valentine BROWN   1843- 1912
 Children all born in Webster

Fayette Co.
Fayette City
Andrew Turek  1860-1932 from Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Buried at St.Mary's of Monessen at Belle Vernon

Any help would be appreciated.
[email protected]

Date: 9/18/00 5:02:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Gary Pavelko)
Reply-to: [email protected] (Gary Pavelko)
To: [email protected]

I am researching the following families:
PAVELKO - supposed to have had a store in the Donora or Elizabeth area before 1920.
DAY - Fayette County - Need info on Hiram Day's family.
BAKER - Springhill Township, Fayette County
SMITH - Peter & Elizabeth and children, came from Preston County, WV
TUTTLE - looking for information on Eli Jefferson & Mary Smith (of above family) and
children, lived in Belle Vernon area in the late 1800s
HARTSEL or HARTSELL - Allegheny. My gr-gr grandfather recalls in an 1895 diary the
anniversary of the Great Fire in Pittsburgh and refers to mailing letters to family in Pittsburgh.
TRUESDALE - early 1800s in Canonsburg and Butler
BOON(E) - late 1700s to early 1800s around West Newton
HUTCHISON - early 1800s  Anyone know how Hutchison near West Newton got it's
name? This is the area they were from.
[email protected]

Date: 9/18/00 7:47:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Bobbi Robert)
To: [email protected]

Looking for
Robert and Ruth CARLISLE/CARLYSLE, both born VA, were in Brownsville  about
1860 and on
Thomas and Elizabeth LAWSON HURST, both born England, were in Brownsville
about 1870 and on

Bobbi McGough Robert

Date: 9/19/00 9:52:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (janetgillman)
To: [email protected]

Am still searching for info on both of the Willam E. BALL families, Sr. and Jr.  Wm Sr.
came came from England, lived in Fayette and Washington Counties.  He was a circuit
rider for the Methodist Church.  Wm. Jr. supposedly born in PA but haven't found him yet.

So I'm endlessly searching for WM BALL FAMILIES, MARGARET COOPER BALL,
SARAH BAILEY BALL, hopefully to find others who came from England and siblings
for Wm. Jr.

Janet in Minnesota [email protected]

Date: 9/19/00 8:25:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Lynne Humphries-Russ)
To: [email protected]


Anyone with any of them, please get in touch!
Take care
Lynne Humphries-Russ

Date: 9/19/00 8:22:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

Hi all,

I am new to this list and am researching the following families that were in
the Fayette/Washington Co. area from about 1796 on, with some moving to Ohio
and westward ......


Most of these families were in the Brownsville, Redstone area.  I have my
grandmother's copy of a book entitled "Frost Family" which was written in
1885 by John Frost and then edited and printed in 1923 by his niece May Frost
Marquis.   Will be most happy to do "lookups" in this book and share the info
I have collected so far.  Thanks, Karin in MD

Date: 9/19/00 10:00:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (RJW)
To: [email protected]

There is a James Johnston  born 1738 in County Derry, Ireland. He immigrated
to Kayadersseras Creek, Fulton County, NY

There are 2 known sons, James Johnston II born 1795 who married Mary Alcorn
and Walter Johnston, born 1796 listed below. I don't know of any Mathews at
this point.


Date: 9/19/00 11:40:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected] (Katherine Art)
To: [email protected]

My dead-end ancestor in the area is Mary ___GOSLING born 1766/67, first
recorded in Bridgeport in December 1810 census.  Her children married
Wesley GOSLIN of BelleVernon's children married John C. LYNN, Charles
connections, too.
Katherine Art <[email protected]>

Date: 9/19/00 7:02:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

I am researching

BATES, Elizabeth, born 1845 Allegheny County, died 1917 in Washington County,
married William Chester.
CHESTER,. Joseph, Samuel, William -- came to Westmoreland County about 1800;
lived in Allegheny County and Washington County after that.
CLENDANIEL, Sampless, born 1832, died 1928 in Washington County.
CLENDANIEL, John, born 1803 in Delaware, died 1837 in Washington County.
CLENDANIEL, Rachel Stanton, John's wife, born ?, died ?, said to be buried in
DAWSON, George, born 1825 in Fayette County, died 1916 in McKeesport.
DAWSON, Robert, born 1788 in Maryland, died 1863 in Fayette County.
DELANEY, Elizabeth, born 1798. died 1868 in Fayette County; married Robert
FITZSIMMONS, Elizabeth, born 1840, died 1897, married to Sampless, all in
Washington County.
TEDROW, Mary Ann (wife of George Dawson), born 1841, died 1909 in McKeesport,
said to be buried at Bunola.

I would be most happy to share information.

Monongahela High School Class of 1954!!

Date: 9/19/00 7:18:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Jim Lenhart - [email protected]
To: [email protected]

Looking for information on John C. Lenhart married to Annie Weisel-lived and  married in Somerset Co., moved to Northampton then to El Dora, PA. (pretty  sure anyway)   Also beleive John and Annie lived in Monessen at one time  after leaving Northampton.

Their son Austin married Lydia Greasinger and they had children in El Dora,  then moved to North Charleroi.  Lydia's brother was killed in a train  accident and both parents are dead.

John C. Lenhart b. Feb 4 1857, Meyersdale, Somerset Co., PA
                  d. March 21, 1943 El Dora, Washington Co., Carroll Twp., PA
(wife) Sarah Weisel b. Dec 22, 1856
                     d. Feb 23, 1920 El Dora, Wash. Co., Carroll Twp., PA.

    (son) Austin M. Lenhart  b. June 6, 1908 (Charleroi ? ? ?)
                              d. May 10, 1957 North Charleroi, PA
    (wife) Lydia Greasinger   b. Feb 4, 1889 ??
                            d. April 5, 1957  North Charleroi, PA
            (all 4 above buried in Monongahela Cemetery)

Austin and Lydia's children:

    Austin Lenhart (lived only 2 months
    Norman Lenhart (my father) deceased
    James Lenhart  deceased
    Eleanor Lenhart  deceased
    Ruth Lenhart (lived only a couple of  months)
    John Lenhart  deceased
    William Lenhart
    George Lenhart

Any help greatly appreciated and many thanks!

Jim Lenhart ~10~

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