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[NI002485] Johnstown Trib CUSTER - Wm. Henry, son of Harry & Phebe Custer, d. May 31 1889, aged 32 y. 3 m. 24 d. He was a victim of the flood & on that fatal dy alone in the house fearing no danger. The wife & 8 yr old son had gone to higher grounds as the water had surrounded their house. Nothing was known of him until recently. By a search among those who had been buried it was discovered by a description of his body that he was buried at Blairsville, Indiana co. abt 30 miles from Johnstown. In this place his friend had his remains returned, & on Sabbath, Dec 1, he was buried in the Mt. Hebron grave-yard, on the Frankstown Road. A funeral sermon was preached by the writer to a large audience. Nearly nine yrs ago he m. Miss Lizzie J. Keim & lived in that bond till death. Parents, bro.s & sis.s, wife & son, mourned ***** may the Lord **** for the bereaved.

[NI002491] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Edmund Glessner State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0161 Color: W Age: 58 B-Place: PA Visit: 0152 Co.: Somerset, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01590724 Other Resid.s:
Wife Mary 55, PA
Dau. Ruth 17, PA

[NI002492] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA on 19 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
26 80 85 Walker Matthias 30 M W Farmer 5,000 1,000 PA
27 80 85 Walker Sarah 28 F W Keeping house PA
28 80 85 Walker Mary 7 F W PA
29 80 85 Walker John 6 M W PA
30 80 85 Walker William 4 M W PA
31 80 85 Walker Josiah 1 M W PA
Trib-Dem Johnstown, PA Wed Nov 19 1947 - WALKER, Mrs. Rosie A., 67, d at 5 am Nov 18 1947, at home, Somerset. d/o Mathias & Sally (Weigle) Walker. Leaves husb Charles E. & 5 chdn: Mrs. Theodore Casebeer, Somerset; Orville C., Berlin; Lester, Friedens; & Mrs. George C. Barron & Jay Walker, Somerset. 8 gchdn, 6 ggchdn & 1 bro Josiah Walker, Somerset. Funeral 2:30 pm Thu Charles R. Hauger Funeral Home, Somerset, by Rev. Martin F. Foutz & Rev. Cooper. Bur Brotherton Cem.

[NI002493] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Irvin Gramling State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0170 Color: W Age: 27 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0705 Co.: Somerset, Windber Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01750425 Other Residents:
Wife Lillian 21, PA
dau. Iva NR, PA
J-town Trib Aug 1 1950 pg 21 GRAMLING - Irvin L., 68, Elton, d 12:46 pm Jul 31 1950, Windber Hosp.. s/o Josiah & Mary (VARNER) GRAMLING, b Feb. 27 1882, Adams Twp.. Survived by widow, Mary (MOYER) GRAMLING, & chldn: Iva, at home; Mrs. Opal BEISEL & Irvin, both Elton; 2 gchldn; 1 sis., Mrs. H. C. RHOADS, Elton. Funeral serv. 2 pm Thu Auer Funeral Home, Salix, Rev. W. J. Lloyd. Bur. Dunmire Cem.. Friends received after noon Tue in funeral home.

[NI002494] The Gospel Witness - Vol 3 # 11 - Jun 12 1907 pg 175, 176. Herald of Truth, Jun 13 1907 pg 215, 216, Vol XLIV # 24. Speicher - On May 26 1907 Bro John Speicher d at home of Bro Silas J Thomas near Connor PA, aged 85y 7m 11d. He had his home with his dau Mrs Josiah Harshberger, Boswell. He came to Thomas dist to attend communion servs on 19th & there communed with the brethren & sis' for last time on earth. After communion he visited friends in vicinity. He left home of Bro Levi M Thomas on Wed May 22, in good spirits, but said his days would be few. He came to home of Bro Silas J Thomas & soon took sick & d on 26th. He was memb of Menn ch for # of yrs. His wife d Jan 20 1905. He is survived by 1 son & several daus to mourn his death, but not without hope. He was bur on 28th at Thomas M H. Funeral servs were conducted by S G Shetler, James Saylor & L A Blough.
Johnstown Trib May 28 1907: THE DEATH ROLL - John Speicher, who was for many yrs a resid of Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., d Sun, aged 85 y, 7 m, 11d. He is survived by following chldn: Mrs. Catherine Hershberger, Boswell; Mrs. Rachel Yonker, Johnstown; Mrs. Ann Beener, Glessner; John Speicher, Conner; Mrs. Sophia Cummins, Westmoreland Co.; 2 daug.s, Mrs. Martha Naugle & Mrs. Mary Penrod; d some yrs ago. Many gchldn & ggchldn also survive. J.R. Heckman, a valued correspondent, contributes the following obit sketch of deceased: Many yrs ago Mr. Speicher moved by wagon to near Oakland, MD, where he resided for some time, then moved back to Somerset Co. He also resided at Conemaugh, where for some time he worked on the "coal scaffold," again returning to Somerset Co., where the greater part of his long lifetime was passed, much of the time being engaged in farming. John Speicher enlisted as a pvt & serv in army in War of the great Rebellion. His wife, Franey Thomas, d Jan 1905. For a time he resid with daug., Mrs. Sophia Cummins, but of late he resid with another daug., Mrs. Hershberger, Boswell. He had been visiting his bro-in-law, Moses Thomas, Thomas' Mill, & went from there to the home of John Thomas, deceased, also a bro-in-law, May 22. Almost immediately upon his arrival there he became ill. This continued for 4 days, when he d. He was in full possession of his mental faculties until the end. The funeral cortege left the house where he d at 10 am today. Bur Thomas Mennonite Ch. Cem.
1850 Census Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, PA
87 90 SPEICHER John 30 M Farmer
Franey 27 F
Magdeline 7 F
Catharine 5 F
Peter 3 M
Mary 1 F
SPACHT* Maria 34 F

[NI002495] 1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
255 166 TRENT Nathan 47 M Farmer PA
255 166 TRENT Sally 45 F PA
255 166 TRENT William 22 M Farmer PA
255 166 TRENT Susanna 16 F PA
255 166 TRENT John E. 4 M PA

[NI002496] 1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
254 161 PEW Boaz 54 M Farmer PA
PEW Susanna 48 F PA
PEW John 16 M PA
PEW Delilah 22 F PA
PEW Mary 18 F PA
PEW Rachel 14 F PA
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 17 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
10 1 3 Pugh Boaz 74 M W Farmer 5,660 200 PA
Pugh Susanna 69 F W Keeping house PA


[NI002503] Josiah m Lavina Will, & has nine Chdn living. His eldest son, Charles E., is a school teacher.[Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 517.]
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA 20 Aug 1870 Christian Streng
24 89 93 Weigle Josiah 33 M W Farmer 2,500 1,000 PA
Weigle Lavina 27 F W Keeping house PA
Weigle Charles 7 M W PA
Weigle Sarah 5 F W PA
Weigle Albert 3 M W PA
Weigle Mary 5/12 F W PA Dec

[NI002504] Civil war rosters. Capt. William Schrock's Company, Independant militia. Mustered in June 1863, mustered out Jan 8, 1864. private John WEIGLE.
John served in the late war.[Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 517.]
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA 20 Aug 1870 Christian Streng
9 95 99 Weigle John 31 M W Farmer 6,000 1,800 PA
Weigle Maria 25 F W Keeping house PA
Weigle Isadora 5 F W PA
Weigle Phoeba G. 2 F W PA
Weigle Sarah A. 6/12 F W PA Nov.
Spangler Urias 17 M W Domestic servant PA

[NI002507] M. in 1878 wife ukwn
Civil war rosters. Company D 133rd Regiment. Mustered in Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out May 26, 1863. Private Jacob WEIGLE
Jacob served in the late war. [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 517.]

[NI002515] 1850 census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
362 244 Ringler Levi 28 M Laborer PA
Susan 23 F PA
Maria 3 F PA
Rebecca 1 F PA
Poorbaugh Eli 7 M PA
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 26 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
14 271 275 Ringler Levi 49 M W Farmer 6,500 1,350 PA
15 271 275 Ringler Susan 49 F W Keeping house PA
16 271 275 Ringler Harrison 17 M W PA
17 271 275 Ringler Alexander 14 M W PA
18 271 275 Ringler Henry 12 M W PA
19 271 275 Ringler Elmira 10 F W PA
20 271 275 Ringler George 8 M W PA
21 271 275 Ringler Ida M. 5 F W PA
22 271 275 Ringler Charles 9/12 M W PA Aug

[NI002533] 1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 16 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
4 73 77 Masters George 39 M W Merchant PA
5 73 77 Masters Sarah 40 F W PA
6 73 77 Masters Josiah 16 M W Tanner PA
7 73 77 Masters Catharine A. 12 F W PA
8 73 77 Masters Samuel 8 M W PA
9 73 77 Masters Sarah A 3 F W PA
Estate No. 21 of 1850; GEORGE MASTERS. 6 chairs $4[w], 5 chairs $1[w], 1 chest .25[w], 1 table $1.50[w], 1 desk & cradle $1.50- $3., 1 Bureau $3[w], 2 Beds & bedding $11[w], 1 Clock, looking glass & pewter $1.50[w], 1 Old cupboard. 25[w], 1 kitchen table .50[w], Corner cupboard & contents $9[w], lot of tinware $1.50, 1 Coffee mill $1. [w], lot of candle sticks & bottles .20, 1 Dutch oven .75, 1 tea kettle .50, 1 Griddle .25, 1 table $.25, 2 buckets & 10 crocks .75[w], 1 [looks like Bcl] .25, 1 Cooking stove & pipe $20 [w], 2 Beds & Beddings $10[w], 1 Bag .25 [w], 1 Spinning Wheel $1[w], wool wheel $1.50, 1 Reel .50 [w], 1 women saddle $3, auger & day iron .25, 1 trunnel bed .25, contents on Garrit $1.25[w], Contents in cellar $2.62 �, 2 [kitters] tax $4, 1 Dearborn wagon $30. Stove & pipe $12. [w], 1 saddle.12� [w], 1 horse & halter $90 [w], 2 set harness $12., 1 cow $10[w], 2 hogs $5. [w], 1 bridle .50, 1 wagon $35, 1400 ft boards $10.50, lot wool, $15.25, 1 Coal stove $3., Claim against L. P. Heiple due 1 Apr 1850, ditto due 1 Apr 1851, Book accounts deduct articles claimed & taken by the widow at the appraisement [denoted by "w" above]. Taken & approved by us the subscribers 9 Jul 1850, John H. Snyder Alex V. Stanton
Somerset Co. On 10 Jul 1850 before me the subscriber, one of the Justice of the Peace in & for said Co., came the witness named John Snyder & Alexander V. Stanton who being qualified according to Law, do declare that the within inventory containing a just & true appraisement of the goods & chattels rights & credits of said George Masters, dec'd, so far as the same came to their knowledge. Witness my hand & seal the day & yr aforesaid. Jonatan Statler, J.P. seal

[NI002544] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Saml S Greer State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0161 Color: W Age: 40 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0241 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01760243 Other Residents:
Wife Emma E 40, PA
dau. Mary Margaret 14, PA
dau. Elizabeth M 13, PA
Son David C 12, PA
Son William 01, PA
Niece Florence Wonders 26, PA

[NI002548] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Ellsworth Kunkle State: PA Enumeration District: 0142 Color: W Age: 47 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0050 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02470775 Other Residents:
Wife Kate M 45, PA
Son Joseph 24, PA
Dau. Edna 20, PA
Dau.-in-law Edith 24, PA
GrandDau. Elisabeth NR, PA

[NI002582] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Malchus Dickey State: PA Enumeration District: 0161 Color: W Age: 45 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0040 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01010731 Other Residents:
Wife Bertha 31, PA
Dau. Hellen 11, PA
Son John 09, PA
Son Richard 05, PA

[NI002583] See Full Page write-up from Biographical Review with second page showing picture of Charles W. Weigle taken from PA Room, Cambria Co Library, Johnstown, PA. Charles lived on the home farm since coming there with his parents in 1846, when scarcely four years old. Diligent and capable, he carried on general farming with marked success, his estate of three hundred acres being one of the best in its appointments in the vicinity. In politics Mr. Weigle was an ardent supporter of the principles of the Republican party. He served the public in many offices of trust, having been School Director, A;uditor, Assistant Assessor, Judge of Elections, and in 1899 a member of the Hooversville Borough Council. In religion he was an active member of the Lutheran Church, to which his wife also belonged. He was a Deacon and one of its Trustees and Superintendent of the Sunday School. On Feb 21, 1867 Mr. Charles Weigle married Barbara, daughter of John and Mary (Lohr) Bowman. She is a sister of John J. Bowman. Their son John I. Weigle Died when young. Other children were Flora A. Weigle, wife of Rev James S. Fulton had 3 children- Ina Ethel, Hazel L. and Florance L. Also Eliza J. Weigle wife of Ephraim E. Slague had one child Hilda Kathleen. Also, Louisa Grace Weigle, unmarried. Buried at Hooversville Cemetery with wife

[NI002586] Darwin, served in the late war..[Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 519.]

[NI002592] Thomas G., b Adams Co, & settled in Bedford Co abt 1829. He followed shoemaking, school-teaching & nursery business until his death, in 1865. He m Jane Gordon, & was the father of 8 Chdn.[Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 519.]

[NI002601] Mr. JACOB CUSTER d. at his home in Stoyestown Sun Dec 5 1886 b. Davidsville Sep 5 1805. As a young man he learned the carpenter trade m. to Sarah Kimmel, Quemahoning Twp, Somerset Co. Nov 18 1827, who d. 1859. He m. 2nd in 1860 Jane Thompson of Shellsburg, Chldrn: Kate, m. C.W. Pugh, Stoystown; Lizzie m. Thompson, Stoystown; Eliza not m; John, Harrisburg; George, Cincinnatti, OH. He worked at his trade until the spring of 1832, then opened a general store in part of the building now occupied as a hotel by his son Samuel. He prospered in business, 1840 leased the extensive property of the late Samuel Kimmel, at Pine Mills, & engaged in store & hotel keeping; also operated a grist mill & other enterprises. At this time Rockingham Furnace, Shade Twp, was owned & operated by John Foust, better knwn as Stuffle Funk. Mr. Foust became indebted to Mr. Custer for a large amount for supplies furnished his hands, & 1841 Mr. Custer bought the furnace property. He disposed of his lease on the Pine Mills property to John & Perry Tantlinger, & removed to Rockingham, & engaged in manufacture of pig iron, which his son Samuel, then a boy, hauled to Johnstown, whence it was shipped to Pittsburgh by canal. He prospered for some time, until 1844, when the Tariff of �42 was repealed & pig iron fell to $12 per ton. He then compelled to stop work. Shade furnace, then owned by John & William Shryock, 2 mi.s from Rockingham, was also blown out. All of Mr. Custer�s property went under the Sheriff�s hammer & failed to satisfy his creditors. 1846 he went to Stoystown, with considerable debts still resting on him, & engaged in the foundry bus. By his untiring industry he again prospered & soon pd all his debts. 1860 he joined in bus. with his son Samuel. In 1863 their foundry, machinery, patterns, etc., was totally destroyed by fire. The next 2 yrs the father & son engaged in stock dealing. Tiring of this, they engaged in storekeeping in Stoystown. The store was subsequently sold to J. S. Zimmerman, now of Johnstown. Mr. Custer then engaged in the carpentry bus., then taking with him as partner his son-in-law, C. W. Pugh, carrying on the furniture & undertaking bus. A few yrs later he sold his interest in the bus. & retired. But, although age & infirmities prevented him from performing phys. labor, he could not remain idle & soon opened a small grocery, which he continued to attend up to within 6 mo.s of his death. His 1st wife d. 1852. He again m. 1860 to Jane Thompson, Schellsburgh, d. abt 12 yrs ago. He was the father of 14 chldrn by his 1st w., 8 of whom are living: Samuel, Jacob, Laura, w. of Charles Hendricks; Kate, w. of C. W. Pugh; Mrs. Lizzie Thompson, & Eliza, unm., all of Stoystown; John, Harrisburg; & George, Cincinnati, OH., 37 grdchldrn & 5 grt-grdchldrn. 1sis. survives him, aged 88 yrs, living in OH; 1stepsis., the mother of Judge Masters, Johnstown. Mr. Custer was a consistent member of the Luth. Ch. for about 60 yrs, was an active temperance worker, being identified with the Sons of Temperance; Good Templers, & all prominent temperance movements. From his youth he took an active part in politics, being a strong Whig & Rep. & a strong Abolitionist. He has a remarkable memory, & his reminisces of his early life, which he often related, where highly interesting. 1838, in co. with Henry Shoemaker, he made a trip to the Far West, which was then the western part of OH, making the journey on horseback, going as far as Sandusky, which was then only a trading post for the Indians. The accomodations at the hotel were a bed on the floor of a log cabin. During Harrison�s campaign he was instrumental in raising a pole 150 ft in hgt, on which was a flag 15 ft long, made from material furnished by him, & a streamer bearing the legend Tippecanoe & Tyler, too & a large barrel marked Hard Cider. The opposite party taking advantage of Mr. Custer�s absence from home bored down the pole & stole the flag. The guilty parties were detected, suit was brought & settled by the parties paying for the flag & costs. While operating the Rockingham furnace he bought most of his supplies from the late John Dibert, who was then in the mercantile bus. at Stanton�s Mills, & he often referred to Mr. Dibert as an exemplary man. A full history of Mr. Custer would be a large part of the history of Somerset Co. Few men have been better known & more universally respected than him, & in all his business enterprises his dealing were marked by strict honesty, & he was ever ready to aid in all charitable enterprises. He d. as he lived, an exemplary citizen & Christian. Peace be to his ashes.
Excerpt from an Obit of Jacob P. Custer Jr. Jacob P. Custer Jr. of Stoystown, d. Sun. Dec 5 1886. b. Davidsville Sep 16 1805. m. Nov 18, 1827 Sarah Kimmel who d. in 1859. He m. 2nd in 1860 to Jane Thompson of Shellsburg, Chldrn: Kate m. C.W. Pugh, Stoystown; Lizzie m. Thompson, Stoystown; Eliza not m.; John, Harrisburg; George, Cincinnatti, OH; 1sis. survives, 88 yrs old living in OH, & step sis.: The mother of Judge MASTERS of Johnstown.
1850 Census Stoystown Boro, Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Oct 1850 by J.J. Schell
7 27 28 Custer Jacob 45 M Founder 300 Penna
Custer Sarah 40 F Penna
Custer Samuel 22 M Moulder Penna
Custer Matilda 19 F Penna
Custer Eliza 17 F Penna
Custer John 13 M Penna
Custer William 10 M Penna
Custer Catharine 8 F Penna
Custer Jacob 6 M Penna
Custer Elisabeth 4 F Penna
Cummins Thomas D. 22 M Moulder Penna

[NI002607] 1850 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
48 Bames, Tobias 30 M Farmer - 300 Acres
Bames, Elisabeth 29 F

[NI002613] Johnstown Trib, Sep 12 1936 MRS. CUSTER DIES IN 7TH WARD b. 72 yrs Ago in Adams Twp; Funeral Services Tue. Mrs. Catherine (Ream) Custer, 72, widow of Aaron Custer, d. at 7 am this morn at her home, 528 Fronheiser St., 7th Ward. Mrs. Custer b. Adams Twp. Feb 20 1864, a dau. of the late Elias & Barbara (Blough) Ream. Her hus. d. in 1924. Mrs. Custer for many yrs resided on Gautier St. prior to moving to the 7th Ward a decade ago. She was a lifeling member of the First Evangelical Ch.. Surviving are a sis., Mrs. Mary Jane Varner of 146 Gautier St., & 2 half bro.s, Ephraim Ream, Bedford St., Dale, & Samuel C. Ream, Pine St.. She also leaves 3 chldrn, Etta, Elmer & Olive Custer, all at home, & 1 gchld. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 pm Tue. afternoon at the Custer home by Rev. Dr. Sidney V. Carmany, pastor of the 1st Ch. Interment in Grandview Cem. will be directed by Mortician Frank W. Gocher.

[NI002615] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
19 Shaffer, John 47 M Farmer - 700 Acres
Shaffer, Catharine 45 F
Shaffer, Susanna 18 F
Shaffer, William 16 M
Shaffer, Rebecca 12 F
Shaffer, Daniel 11 M
Shaffer, Elisabeth 9 F
Shaffer, Delilah 7 F
Shaffer, Silas 5 M
Shaffer, John 2 M

[NI002616] 1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
225-174 Wolford, Daniel 51 M Laborer PA
Elisabeth 51 F PA
Catharine 23 F PA
Barbara 21 F PA
Israel 17 M Laborer PA
Henry 15 M PA
Valentine 13 M PA
Stork, Mary 14 F PA
Wigle, Barbara 69 F PA
Wolford, Catharine 2 F PA

[NI002620] Obit from Johnstown Trib, Apr. 19. 1913. MRS. GEORGE CUSTER, 7TH WARD, DEAD. Mrs. Elizabeth (VARNER) CUSTER, widow of George CUSTER d. at 2am this morn at the home of her son, Jacob G. Custer, 720 Horner st., at the age of 88 yrs. Funeral serv.s will be held at the Jacob G. CUSTER home at 1 pm Sun. & interment will be in the Snavely Cem. near Elton, in charge of Undertaker J. W. Fouch, of Salix. She was b. in Adams Twp., where she lived until the death of her husb. about 5 yrs ago, since that time she lived with her son in the 7th Ward. For sev. yrs she had been an invalid & unable to leave her bed. She was a dau. of Justus & Salome (GROSSNICKLE) VARNER, of Adams Twp.. She was 1 of a family of 13 chldrn of whom 3 survive, as follows: Jesse, Mrs. Sarah SMAY, & Christina ORRIS all of Adams Twp.

[NI002621] Johnstown Trib, Mar 14 1873 d on 7th, Elias Ream, Adams Twp, aged 52y 3m 15d. Bur Dunkard Cem, Conemaugh Twp. He was b in Conemaugh Twp & was preceded in death by 2 wives & 12 chldn.
1850 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 11 Nov Henry Cook
24 155 161 REAM Elis 29 M Blacksmith 500 PA
REAM Jane 25 F PA
REAM Ephraim 1 M PA
REIGHARD Daniel 20 M Blacksmith PA
VARNER Jacob 20 M Blacksmith PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 10, 1860
409 25 2675 2712 Riams Elias 39 M farmer 1200 750 PA last name may be Reams
Riams Elizabeth 32 F PA
Riams Ephraim 11 M PA
Riams Samuel 7 M PA
Riams Christina 5 F PA
Riams Jonathan 4 M PA
Riams Peter 2 M PA
Riams Susan 1/12 F PA
Reighart John 20 M apprentince
Reighart Emily 18 F domestic

[NI002630] Trib Fri Oct 19 1943 Funeral rites for Albert M. Custer, 72, 808 Luzerne St., outstanding businessman & civic leader of Johnstown, d. 4 am yesterday, Hahnemann Hosp., Philadelphia, will be conducted 3 pm Mon in the Custer res. Rev. Ernest Weals, of Franklin St. Meth. Ch., will officiate Bur. Grandview Cem. directed by John Henderson Co. He was admitted to the Philadelphia hosp. Sun, had been seriously ill several dys. With more than 62 yrs of serv. with the Penn Traffic Co. & its predecessors, Wood, Morrell & Co., the Westmont man was the oldest employee of the concern. WITH COMPANY SINCE 1881, at the age of 10 yrs, work as a "runner" between the millinery dept. & credit office, carrying customers� charge books. Advancing to office boy in the gen. manager�s office, later transferred to the credit office where he became cashier & super. of accounts & mem. of the board of dir. b. Apr 9 1871, Minersville, s/o Jacob P. & Amanda (Masters) Custer, early settlers in Somerset Co. 1893 m. Annie Young who d. Apr 17 1936. For many yrs they res. Market St., during which time he was a mem. of City Council. 1914 they res. Westmont where he also serv. on Westmont Council. BUSINESS ORGANIZER He was 1 of the organizers of the Citizens Coal Co., Operators Coal Mining Co., Johnstown Savings & Loan Co., Seward Deposit Bank, Union Harvester Co., Henderson Bros. Inc. & the American Beron Products Co. Inc., Reading. many yrs he a mem, of Johnstown Chamber of Commerce & 1 of the founders of the Friendly City Federal S&L Assn., mem. of the board of trustees of Lee Homeopathic Hosp. & director of the Johnstown Finance & Loan Co. sponsor of good rd.s, Mr. Custer played a prominent part in securing permission from the auth. for the const. of rd.s in Cambria Co. & surrounding areas. Ardently interested in labor he was appointed during Gov. Arthur James� admin. to the PA Board of Labor & Industry, position he held until his death. lifelong active mem. of Franklin St. Meth. Ch. where he serv. on the official board. 3 CHLDN SURVIVE Feb 1939, he m. Esther Long d/o Mr. & Mrs. Urban A. Long, 1068 Edson Ave. wife & 3 chldn b. to the 1st union survive, Att. Donald E. Custer, at home; Nina, w/o Charles M. Boswell, Philadelphia, & Helen, w/o William W. Maquilken, at home. 3 gchldn, Naval Aviation Cadet Charles Richard Boswell, stationed, Corpus Christi, TX; Ann Boswell, at home, & William Albert Maquilken, at home. He was bro. of Mrs. Nell Harmison, Berkley Springs, WV; Mrs. Minnie Benford, Pittsburgh, & Mrs. Frances Magee, Pittsburgh. bro., J. R. Custer, d. Jan 1 last, & sis., Mrs. John W. Tittle, d. July 30.
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Albert M Custer State: PA Dist: 0118 Color: W Age: 39 Birth Pl: PA Visit: 0470 Co: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husb ImageNum: 00680417 Other Residents:
Wife Annie 38, PA
Son Donald E 16, PA
Daughter Nina M 12, PA
Daughter Helen Y 07, PA
1 non-relative

[NI002632] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
James A Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0118 Color: W Age: 29 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0041 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680497 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 30, PA
Son John 03, PA
Son Raymond 01, PA

[NI002635] Johnstown Daily Trib, Jun 28 1887 CUSTER - In Johnstown, Tue. morning, Jun 28 1887, Joseph Morgan, s/o Mr. & Mrs. Jacob P. Custer, aged 4 yrs & 6 mo.s. passed away.

[NI002636] Johnstown Trib, Jul 20 1880 d Johnstown on 19th of cholera infantum, a child of Jacob P. & Mrs. Custer, aged 1y 6m. Bur Sandyvale earlier today.

[NI002654] Demo Mon Morn Apr 19 1937: HEART ATTACK FATAL TO MRS. A. M. CUSTER AT WESTMONT HOME; PVT BURIAL TOMORROW AFTERNOON FOR W/O PENN TRAFFIC CREDIT OFFICIAL Mrs. Anna (YOUNG) CUSTER, w/o A. M. CUSTER, d. heart attack Sat. at the Custer home, 808 Luzerne St., Westmont. Mrs. CUSTER's lifeless body was found by Mr. CUSTER, credit manager of Penn Traffic Co., when he reached home abt 12:30 pm In Feb. Mrs. CUSTER suffered an attack of influenza which left her in a weakened condition. A native & lifelong res. of Johnstown, d/o Simon & Sarah Ann YOUNG, both deceased. sis. of Simon YOUNG, this city, & Calvin A. YOUNG & Mrs. S. C. WISEGARVER, who d. here some yrs ago. survive son, Atty Donald E. CUSTER, at home; 2 dau.s, Helen, w. of William W. MacQUILKEN, at home, & Nina, w/o C. M. BOSWELL, Landsdowne, PA; & 3 gchldn. Pvt funeral serv.s 2 pm tomorrow at the CUSTER residence by Rev. Dr. W. K. Anderson, of Franklin St. M.E. Ch., of which Mrs. CUSTER was a mem. Bur. Grandview Cem. in charge of John Henderson Co. Pallbearers will be Robert McEldowney, Harry Zieme, John W. Alter, Charles H. Young, Albert M. Swank & George W. Shuman.

[NI002668] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
20 Sees, Philip 42 M Farmer - 100 Acres
Sees, Elisabeth 38 F
Sees. Daniel 20 M Laborer
Sees, Nicolas 17 M
Sees, William 11 M
Sees, Gillian 7 M
Sees, Jacob 3 M
Philip, & his nephew, Philip of Emanuel, are bur. at Mt Zion Luth. Cem., Paint Boro, only a few ft. apart, & nearest to each other's wives, Lizzie Ripple & Susannah Shortts.

[NI002671] On policy staff of US Secretary of Transportation, Washington D.C. Graduated from Loyola College in 1943, MA from American University, Washington , DC 1960 PhD from American University in 1965

[NI002689] 1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 9, 1860 pg 354
403 6 2628 2662 Kuster William 27 M farmer 600 120 PA
Kuster Barbara 26 F PA
Kuster Sophia 3 F PA
Kuster Nancy 4/12 F PA

[NI002692] J B Kuster Age: 44 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist.: 0108 Birth Pl.: PA Visit: 0004 Co.: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Clara 37, Ohio
Daug Blanche 16, PA
Son Blair 15, PA
Son Foster 13, PA
Son Stanford 09, PA
Son Emily 05, PA
Son Philip NR, PA

[NI002694] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William H Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0124 Color: W Age: 39 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0129 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680591 Other Residents:
Wife Ruth A 38, PA
Son Stanley P 19, PA
Dau. Rella I 17, PA
Son Durrell D 15, PA
Dau. Ono B 13, PA
Dau. Vesta 11, PA
Dau. Mildred 08, PA

[NI002698] Johnstown Trib, Jul 14 1931 MRS. S. J. CUSTER d. This morn Passed Away of Complication of Diseases at Home of Son, Dr. J. B. Custer Mrs. Barbara (Moose) Custer, widow/o Samuel J. Custer, passed away of a complication of diseases at 6:20 am this morn at the home of her son, Dr. J. B. Custer, 978 Bedford St. The deceased b May 23 1853, on old Moose homestead in Conemaugh Twp. She had been ailing for the past 4 yrs. In addition to Dr. Custer, she is survived by Mrs. George Murphy, Elton, a dau, & following step-chldrn: Albert S. & Richard H, Riverside; David S. Custer, Ferndale; Christian Custer, Homestead Ave; Mrs. Martha Mock, May St; & Emmanuel Custer, East Liverpool, OH. 2 bros W. H. Moose, 216 Horner St; Ephriam Moose, South Fork, & 1 sis Mrs. Stephen Varner, Detroit, MI, also survive. Brief funeral servs will be conducted at late residence 2 pm Thu afternoon by Rev Dr E. B. Learish, pastor Homestead Ave UBC, of which the deceased was a memb. The funeral cortage will travel to Mt Hope Evan Ch, along Frankstown Rd, where further obsequies will take place. Bur in Ch Cem.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Barbara Custer State: PA Dist: 9154 Color: W Age: 56 B Pl: PA Visit: 0008 Co: Cambria Relation: Husb ImageNum: 00680427 Other Residents:
Son James B 26, PA

[NI002716] 1850 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
36 Young, Casper 65 M Farmer - 200 Acres
Young, Barbara 44 F
Young, Josiah 13 M
Young, Elisabeth 10 F
Young, Jonathan 7 M
Young, James 2 M

[NI002721] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
( June 1863 ) Mrs Jane Hildebrand State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0105 Color: W Age: 46 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0136 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01960249 Other Residents:
Son Lemon E 18, PA
Son Foster R 15, PA
dau. Elsie I 13, PA
dau. Rosie A 10, PA
dau. Cora M 27, PA
Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo, Mar 8 1925. Mrs. Jane HILDEBRAND, aged 62, widow of James C. HILDEBRAND, 722 Cypress Ave., d. Fri. midnight Mem. hosp., d/o Elder & Mrs. David HILDEBRAND b. Conemaugh twp, this co., Jun 1863. Her mother's maiden name was Mary FUNK. Mrs. Jane HILDEBRAND was a sis. of Mrs. Alice VICKROY, & Mrs. Lena REIGHARD, Conemaugh twp & Louvenius HILDEBRAND, Cypress ave. James HILDEBRAND, husband of the deceased, d. here 1902. She is survived by 3 sons, 2 dau.s, 18 gchldn & her stepmother, Mrs. Sara HILDEBRAND, Franklin. Sons are: Irvin G., Arthur C. & Lemon E. all of this city; Ethel, w/o George KEPPLE, Hill Alley; & Ms Rose HILDEBRAND, at home. Mrs. HILDEBRAND was a member of the Ch. of the Breth. for a number of yrs. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 pm today in the Moxham Ch. of the Breth., in charge of Rev. M. J. Weaver & Rev. D. P. Hoover, the latter of Rummel. Interment will be in Headrick's cem.

[NI002722] Frederick Kelse enlisted as a Pvt in Union Army with Co A, 133rd Regt PA Inf on Aug 5 1862 This co was organized on Aug 21. Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 4; Officers d of Disease or by Accident: 0; Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 40; & Enlisted d of Disease or Accident: 33. Battles fought on this tour: Battle at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 Dec 1862; Battle at Chancellorsville, VA on 03 May 1863; & Battle at Chancellorsville, VA on 04 May 1863. He mustered out of this co on May 24 1863.
Frederick Kelse re-enlisted as a Pvt into the Union Army with Co F, 21st Regt, Pa Cav on Feb 17 1864. This co was organized on Feb 1 1894. Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 4; Officers d of Disease or by Accident: 2; Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 80; & Enlisted d of Disease or Accident: 114. Battles fought on this tour: Battle at Bethesda Ch, VA on 02 Jun 1864; Battle at Cold Harbor, VA on 02 Jun 1864 thru 05 Jun 1864; Battle at Petersburg, VA on 18 Jun 1864 thru 21 Aug 1864; Battle at Weldon RR, VA on 21 August 1864 thru 15 Sep 1864; Battle at Poplar Springs Ch, VA on 30 Sep 1864; Battle on 01 Oct 1864; Battle at Boydton Plank Rd, VA on 27 Oct 1864; Battle on 03 Nov 1864; Battle on 24 Nov 1864; Battle at Stony Creek, VA on 01 Dec 1864; Battle on 02 Dec 1864; Battle on 04 Dec 1864; Battle at Bellefield, VA on 10 Dec 1864; Battle on 12 Dec 1864; Battle at Hatcher's Run, VA on 05 Feb 1865; battle on 06 Feb 1865; Battle at Petersburg, VA on 09 Feb 1865; Battle on 07 Mar 1865; Battle on 21 Mar 1865; Battle at Dinwiddie Court House, VA on 31 Mar 1865; Battle at Five Forks, VA on 01 Apr 1865; Battle at Amelia Court House, VA on 05 Apr 1865; Battle on 05 Apr 1865; Battle on 06 Apr 1865; Battle at Sailor's Creek, VA on 06 Apr 1865; Battle at Farmville, VA on 07 Apr 1865; Battle at Appomattox Court House, VA on 09 Apr 1865; & Battle at Clover Hill, VA on 09 Apr 1865. He mustered out of this co at Lynchburg, VA on Jul 8 1865.
1880 CENSUS: Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., Pa: Vol. 20, E.D. 196
Kelsh, Frederick, w, m, age 41, b Baden
Mary A., wife, age 41, b Pa
Sarah, dau., age 18, b Pa
John, son, age 12, b Pa
George, son, age 10, b Pa
Lucy, dau., age 7, b Pa
Mary C., dau., age 4, b Pa
Nancy J., dau., age 2, b Pa.
1890 CENSUS: Veterans Schedules; Jackson Twp, Cambria Co., Pa; Microfilm# M123-87; Page No. 182; Supv Dist: 8; Enum Dist: 69; Enumerated Jun 1890; by: John Gittings; LN 16; HN 64; FN68
Kelse Frederick, Pvt; Co. A, 133 Regt Pa Inf, enlisted: 4 Aug 1862; Discharge: 11 Jun 1865; serv 10 mos, 7 dys; Post office Vinco, Cambria Co., Pa.
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Fred Kels State: PA Enumeration District: 0140 Color: W Age: 71 Birth Place: Germany Visit: 0302 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02390735 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 71, PA
Daily Trib, Johnstown, Cambria Co, Pa, Oct 29 1896: KELS � In Jackson Twp, Cambria Co Wed Oct 28 1896, 9 pm, of spinal meningitis, CHARLES KELS, gson of Fred Kels, aged 12 yrs. Funeral at 2 pm tomorrow Bur. Benshoff�s Cem.

[NI002725] Trib, Johnstown Mrs. Mary Vickroy Kels, w/o Frederick Kels d last eve at the Kels home, 170 Strayer St., 19th Ward, in her 79th yr. d/o Solomon & Katherine Vickroy & b Upper Yoder Twp., this Co. Oct, 1859, she & Frederick Kels m in this vicinity. 9 chldn were b : Frederick, Barbara, Sarah, & Mollie being dead. living are: Elizabeth Adams, Tanneryville; Jonathan, 20th Ward; George, 8th Ward; Mrs. Lucy Miller, Blaine St.; & Mrs. Jennie Adams, Tanneryville. also survived by a sis., Mrs. Sarah Hildebrand, Franklin Borough; 30 gchldn; & 26 ggchldn. deceased hus. served co. F, 21st PA Cal., Civil War. His death occurred Mar 13 1913. Mrs. Kels was identified with the Brethren Ch. for a period of 69 yrs. Funeral serv.s will be held 3rd Brethren Ch., Morrellville, 2 pm tomorrow Rev. J. A. McInturff, of 1st Brethren Ch.. Bur. Benshoff Hill Cem.

Last Will & Testament of Jacob Gramling, I Jacob Gramling, of Twp. of Adams, in Co. of Cambria state of PA being of sound mind, memory & understanding do make & publish this my last will & testament, hereby revoking & making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. 1st I direct that my body be decently interred & that my funeral expenses be pd out of my personal estate. 1st I direct that my wife Mary Ann Gramling shall receive interest of $1000 for her maintenance out of my Personal & real Estate during her natural life or as long as she remains my widow. 2nd I direct that, should my wife Mary Ann be laid on a bed of sickness of long duration & the Interest of the $1000 not be sufficient for her wants, shall receive out of the principal the sum of $10 per mo during such sickness. Further I direct that should my wife Mary Ann marry again, shall receive the sum of $300 out of the principal sum of $1000 & not receive any more of the Interest. The remainder of the principal sum & all the moneys above the $1000 of my personal & real Estate shall be divided equal between my chdn share & share alike, their heirs & assigns forever. I hereby constitute & appoint my son George Gramling to be the executor of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I Jacob Gramling the Tetator have to this my will written on 1 sheet of paper set my hand & seal 11 Aug 1877 his Jacob Gramling mark {seal} Signed, sealed, published & declared by the above named Jacob Gramling as & for his last will & testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator, & of each other. Chas Shartz, Louis J. Invsebaugh[?], George Belle
Cambria Co., ss: Before me James M. Singer Register of the Probate of Wills & granting Letters of Administration in & for said Co., personally came Chas Shartz & George Belle the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will who being duly sworn according to law, doth depose & say, that they were present & saw & heard Jacob Gramling the within named testator, sign, seal, publish, pronounce & declare the foregoing instrument of writing as & for his last Will & Testament, & at the time of so doing, he was of sound mind, memory & understanding, to the best of their knowledge, observation & belief. Sworn & subscribed 12 Sep 1877 James M. Singer Register. Chas Shartz, George Belle
To the Honorable the Judges of the Orphans' Court of the Co. of Cambria The petition of George Gramling Executor of Jacob Gramling late of Adams Twp. deceased, respectfully represents: That the said Jacob Gramling d on or abt 25 [illegible looks like Aug written over Sep] 1877, that prior to his death to wit: 11 Oct [sic] 1877, said decedent executed his last will & testament, wherein your petitioner was appointed executor of said decedent's estate. By the terms of said will your petitioner is directed as follows. "1st I direct that my body be decently interred & that my funeral expenses be paid out of my personal estate. 1st I direct that my wife Mary Ann Gramling shall receive the interest of $1000 for her maintenance out of my personal & real property during her natural life, or as long as she remains my widow. 2nd I direct that should my wife Mary Ann be laid on a bed of sickness of any duration & the interest of $1000 not be sufficient for her wants, shall receive out of the principal the sum of $10 per mo. during such sickness. Further I direct that should my wife Mary Ann marry again she shall receive the sum of $300 & not receive any more of the interest. The remainder of the principal sum & all the moneys above the $1000 - of my personal & real estate shall be divided equal between my chdn share & share alike their heirs & assigns alike." Your petitioner further represents that letters testamentary on the aforesaid estate were issued to him on 12 Sep 1877, & has affirmed the discharge of his duty as Executor as prescribed by the terms of the will. Your petitioner further represents that the personal estate of the said decedent is insufficient to enable your petitioner to carry out & comply with the terms of the will of said decedent, as evidenced by a true & conscionable inventory & appraisement of the same filed in the Register's office. Your petitioner further represents that the said Jacob Gramling d seized in his demesne as of fee of the following real estate, to wit: 1. "All that certain lot piece or parcel of land situate near Gramlings' Mill in the Twp. of Adams in the Co. of Cambria & State of PA, bounded & described as follows, viz: Beginning at a Beech [illegible] by the public road & by land of George Gramling South 22 degrees East, 9 perches to a post, thence by same South 49 degrees East, 17 perches to a post, thence by said road South 56 degrees West, 18 perches to a post, thence by land of Philip Moyer, 38 perches to a post, thence by land of George Gramling South 78 degrees East 38 perches to a Beech the place of beginning. Containing 9 acres & 118 perches with improvements. 2. All that certain lot or piece of parcel of land situate in the Twp. of Adams in the Co. of Cambria, & State of PA. Bounded & described as follows, viz: Beginning at a post at the public road thence by land of George Gramling North 66 degrees, West 26 perches to a post, thence by same North 26 degrees East, 8 5/10 perches to a post, thence by land of David C. Strayer, South 69 degrees East 28 perches to a post at the public road, thence by said road South, 26 degrees West, 10 1/2 perches to a post the place of beginning. Containing 1 acre & 96 1/2 perches. 3. All that certain lot or piece of ground situate in the Twp. of Adams, Co. of Cambria & State of PA, bounded & described as follows, viz: Beginning at a post at the Twp. road, & other land of said Jacob Gramling, North 26 degrees East, 72 ft to a post, thence by land of George Gramling South 64 degrees East forty four feet, to a post thence by same South 26 degrees, West 38 ft to a post, thence by same South 81 degrees, 54 ft to a post, the place of beginning. Containing 8 perches & 70 ft." Your petitioner therefore respectfully prays an order of said Court to authorize a sale by him of the real estate described in this petition in order that he may be enabled to carry out the provisions of the last Will & Testament of the said decedent, & he will ever pray etc etc George Gramling Cambria Co. ss: George Gramling the above-named petitioner being duly affirmed according to law doth depose & say, that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition are just & true, the best of his knowledge & belief. George Gramling affirmed & subscribed before me this 27 Oct 1877 James M. Singer Clerk
1850 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 8 Nov Henry Cook
18 102 108 GRUMLING Jacob 52 M Farmer 2,480 PA
GRUMLING Adam 27 M Laborer PA
GRUMLING Jacob 23 M Lumberman PA
GRUMLING Charles 19 M Laborer PA
GRUMLING George 17 M Laborer PA
GRUMLING Solomon 11 M PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 10, 1860
405 40 2619 2683 Grumbling Jacob 62 M Millwright 4000 1000 PA
Grumbling Mary 58 F PA
Stull John 18 M laborer PA
Grumbling Solomon 21 M laborer PA

[NI002733] The Medlings came to Amer from the port of Liverpool, England in the late 1860's. Thomas fell overboard the ship that was bringing him to Amer & it is said that his money belts weighed him down, his body was never recovered.

[NI002759] 4 Jan 1968 Johnstown Trib KAUFFMAN-EDMISTON Mrs. Elizabeth S., 80, Manlius, NY, d. Jan 1 at the home of her son, Charles Kauffman, Manlius. B. in Johnstown Oct 27 1887 d/o Phillip & Martha Jane (Bowser) Mitchell. Preceded in death by 1st hus, Charles Edmiston, 1914; 2nd hus, Joseph S. Kauffman, 1951; & dau Hazel, 1918. Survived by these chldn: Mrs. Charles Rishell, 39 Mack Ave.; Mrs. Arthur Horner,rear 218 Cummins St.; Mrs. David Corle, Bedford R.D. 2; & Charles, mentioned; also 16 gchldn, 26 ggchldn, & several nieces & nephews. Funeral service was held Wed at Smith Funeral Home in DeRuyter, N.Y., Rev. D. Swing. Interment, Union Valley Cem.

[NI002761] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Abraham L Weigle Age: 47 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0108 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0128 Co: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mary J 44, PA
Son Orval C 15, PA
Daughter Mary B 10, PA

[NI002762] Johnstown paper Mrs. John Fisher, Martha w/o John Fisher, Croyle Twp, d Nov 20 1896 at her home Thu of last wk, after an illness of several wks. The deceased was aged 33 yrs & 1 mo. She leaves to mourn their loss a husb & 4 chldn. She was d/o Mrs. Adam Varner, South Fork. Funeral servs were at the Mt. Hebron Un. Evan Ch, of which she was a memb on Sun morn. Bur at the ch cem.

[NI002764] 1850 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 9 Nov Henry Cook
8 130 136 FOY John 38 M Farmer 400 PA
FOY Elizabeth 37 F PA
FOY George 9 M PA
FOY Louisa 7 F PA
FOY Henry 5 M PA
FOY John 5 M PA
FOY William 3 M PA
FOY Rebecca 1 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 23, 1860
437 25 2875 2912 Fye John 47 M farmer 800 750 PA
Fye Elizabeth 46 F PA
Fye George 19 M farm laborer 75 PA
Fye Louisa 17 F PA
Fye John 16 M PA
Fye Henry 16 M PA
Fye William 14 M PA
Fye Rebecca 11 F PA
Fye Daniel 9 M PA
Fye Samuel 6 M PA
Fye Emanuel 4 M PA

[NI002837] Gospel Herald - Vol XIII # 30 Oct 21 1920 pg 591, 592. Swartzendruber, Christian C b Grantsville, MD Jan 19 1832 d his home in Johnson Co, IA of Bright's Disease & infirmities of old age Oct 5 1920, aged 88y 8m 16d. He was youngest s/o Christian & Catherine (Kinsinger) Swartzendruber who immigrated to this country from Germany 100y ago. He was only surviving memb of above named family. He immigrated to IA when a young man seeking a home in what was then a large & unsettled tract of land owned by Gov't. In 1858 he m Elizabeth Eash who preceded him 12y ago. To this union were b 6 sons & 5 daus who are all living. He was consistent memb Amish Menn Ch for many yrs & reared his family in same faith. He leaves to mourn his departure 11 chdn, 49 gchdn, 40 ggchdn, besides a lg number of relatives & friends.

[NI002839] Herald of Truth - Vol XLV # 9 Feb 27 1908 pg 73, 74. Swartzendruber, sis Elizabeth, w/o C C Swartzendruber d Feb 4 1908 at her home Amish, Johnson Co, IA of heart trouble. She was ailing more or less for a yr or more, but was up & abt most of time until last few days of her life. She reached age 67y 9m 11d. She leaves husb, 6 sons & 5 daus to mourn their loss. She was 1st memb of family to depart. Funeral serv Feb 7 at Lower Deer Creek M H attended by a very lg concourse of relatives & friends. Funeral sermons by J F Swartzendruber & Peter Kinsinger.

[NI002846] Everhart D Bierer State: PA Enumeration District: 0081 Color: W Age: 43 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0012 County: Fayette, Uniontown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00620674 Other Residents:
Wife Doecas 40, PA
Son Charles D 22, PA
8 non-relatives

[NI002887] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Wm J Koenig State: PA Enumeration District: 0131 Color: W Age: 37 Birth Place: Austria Visit: 0403 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02470321 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 35, Austria
Son Herbert 12, PA
Son Arnold 10, PA
Son Henry J 06, PA
Son William 04, PA
Dau. Marie 02, PA
Son Joseph NR, PA

[NI002900] Johnstown Democrat, Tue. Morning, Apr. 20, 1937. Mrs. Catherine Fleishour, 63, wife of August Fleishour of Cover Hill, died at 11pm last night at her home, death resulting from a heart attack. She was a native of Johnstown, being born here Feb. 25, 1874, a dau. of John & Elizabeth (SHEETZ) ROUSH. Funeral serv.s probably will be held Sat. with burial in Singer Cem. Mortician Frank Gocher is in charge of arrangements.

[NI002906] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Edward Cuthbert State: PA Enumeration District: 0105 Color: W Age: 26 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0007 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00700326 Other Residents:
Wife Elsie 22, PA

[NI002920] Herald of Truth, Vol XXXIV, # 4, Feb 15 1897 pg 60, 61, 62, 63. Livingstone. On 31 Jan 1897, Somerset Co., Pa. of old age Samuel Livingstone, aged 87y 10m 13d. Bur Feb 2d in family grvyd. Services at his house by Pre. Salem. Deceased was member Luth Ch for many yrs.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
160 166 LEVINGSTON Samuel 42 M Farmer
Barbara 34 F
Josiah 14 M
Sarah A. 5 F
Catharine 3 F
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Aug H. J. Boyts
20 153 150 Levingston Samuel 61 M W Farmer 8,000 1,000 Pa
Levingston Barbara 52 F W wife Pa
Levingston Catharina 22 F W at home Pa
Levingston Samuel W. 19 M W at home Pa
Orris John 12 M W at home Pa
Buntly John 2 M W at home Pa

[NI002932] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Edward P Keefer State: PA Enumeration District: 0160 Color: W Age: 27 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0547 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02310276 Other Residents:
Wife Clara F 22, PA
Son Willard D 02, PA

[NI002977] Joseph, son of Nicholas, b Elk Lick, in 1793, & removed to Stony Creek in 1827. He m Catharine Walker, & was father of Levi J., Josiah, Mary, Lydia, Harriet, Charlotte (deceased), Catharine (deceased) & Sarah. [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 516.]
Joseph Long, s/o Nicholas & Susan Hoyman Long, b Elk Lick 1793. He moved to Stony Creek, Somerset Co. in 1831 d there 1867. His wife was Catharine Walker. chldn: Levi, Josiah, Mary (Weigel), Lydia (Trent), Harriet (Maurer), Charlotte, Susan, Catharine & Mary (Coleman). Mary is living on the place formerly owned by her husb, now deceased. Her son William carries on the farm.[Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 517.]

[NI002986] J-town Trib-Demo, Wed. 27 Jun 2001. KING, Violet, 94, Laurel Crest Manor, formerly of Derby St d 25 Jun 2001 at the manor; b 16 Jun 1907, South Fork d/o Wendell & lizzie Ella (Shaffer) Myers. Preceded by parents; husb Miles L King; bros Oliver, George & Luther; sis Edith Hammer; & stepmother Elda Alvertaa Gillman. Survived by son Harold D King, Blacklick; 5 gchdn, 12 ggchdn; 6 gggchdn; also bros Wendell, Harry & Glenn, all South Fork; & sis' Martha Hite, Rosamond Koehler & Dorothy Myers, all Johnstown, & Sannie Fiffick, Bessie Cummings, & Ethel Dorin, all South Fork. Memb Franklin St UMC. Friends received 1pm until serv at 2pm Thu at John Henderson Co Funeral, Rev Jeffrey A Miller. Bur Grandview Cem.

[NI002992] 1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 8 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
40 161 163 Giffin Ezra 57 M W farmer 6,000 1,200 Pa
1 161 163 Giffin Maggie 48 F W house wife Pa
2 161 163 Giffin Rachel 15 F W at home Pa
3 161 163 Giffin Amanda 13 F W at home Pa
4 161 163 Giffin Samuel 10 M W at home Pa
5 161 163 Hartzell George 15 M W at home Pa
6 161 163 Hartzell Susan 22 F W at home Pa

[NI002993] Johnstown Trib Apr 1 1902 Pg 8 John Paul Gramling d suddenly Sat morn at his home in Adams Twp, Cambria Co. He had not been well for some time & could not sleep. At 12 am Fri night he got out of bed, dressed himself, & went down stairs. His wife fell asleep a short time after he left the bedroom, & at 5:30 am found him d in the kitchen. He was seated in an arm chair & had all his clothes on except his hat. Heart disease was the cause of his death. J. P. Gramling was in his 44th yr. b Gramling's Mills, near South Fork, s/o George & Catharine Paul Gramling, Dale Boro. The deceased has resided on the farm adjoining the old homestead during the past 3 yrs. survived by his wife & 7 chldn - Albert, South Fork; George, Elmer, Roscoe, Bertha, Clara, & Edith. also survived by his parents & the following bro.s & sis.s: Solomon L. & Daniel, Dale Boro, Charles E., 7th Ward, Johnstown; William H., Windber; Amanda, w/o John Gillman, Adams Twp, & Barbara, w/o C. L. Wissinger, & Catharine, w/o J. S. Stutzman, Dale Boro.

[NI002994] Nicholas Long, from Eastern PA, settled in Elk Lick Twp & d there at age 65. He was father of 4 sons & 4 daugs, of whom 1, Susanna (Deeds), Fayette Co, is still living. [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 516.]
Nicholas Long, one of the early settlers of this Co, came from Hagerstown, MD to Elk Lick Twp. He m Susan Hoyman, & was father of Joseph, Jacob, John, Mary, Susan & Elizabeth. [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 517.]

[NI003015] Edward H Boyts State: PA Enumeration District: 0161 Color: W Age: 55 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0075 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00250233 Other Residents:
Wife Molly E 44, PA

[NI003021] 1850 Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA 23 Oct Henry Cook
6 257 291 Strayer Jacob 38 M Farmer 1,500 Pa
Strayer Nancy 34 F Pa
Strayer Matilda 14 F Pa
Strayer Elizabeth 12 F Pa
Strayer Josiah 8 M Pa
Strayer Sarah 4 F Pa

[NI003023] a native of Germany, came to Amer. prior to the Rev. War, served the Continenatal Army, settled the Kishacoquillas Valley Eastern PA where he lived & d. 2 of his sons were John P. Shaffer & Henry Shaffer, both b the valley, & both emigrated to Richland Twp. Cambria Co., PA. 1848 John P. moved to Conemaugh Twp. Cambria Co., PA. Notation on Family Group Record for George Shaffer listed in Strausburg Genman Pioneers Arrivals on ships, etc. Book I Pg 549 Good Ship "Edenburg" Capt John Lyon Took oath & Qualifications Oct 2 1753 Many other variations of name noted Also, Index to DAR lineage lists shows a George Shaffer from the Rev War in Vol 135, Pg 35. Shafer - Huston Family History at WRHS, 1951 shows various Shaffers with miscellaneous spellings on many ships sailing to Amer.

[NI003030] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 13 Nov by Henry Cook
20 184 192 DORMAYER Susanah 55 F 1,300 PA
21 184 192 DORMAYER Margaret 22 F PA
22 184 192 DORMAYER Samuel 19 M Laborer PA
23 184 192 DORMAYER Gabriel 17 M Laborer PA
24 184 192 DORMAYER William 8 M PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 22, 1860
433 12 2843 2878 Dunmire Susan 56 F 2100 125 PA
433 13 2843 2878 Dunmire Gabriel 25 M farm laborer 150 PA
433 14 2843 2878 Dunmire William 19 M farm laborer PA

[NI003032] 1850 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 3 Aug J J Schell
40 92 97 Shaffer Henry 66 M Farmer 4,000 PA
Shaffer Margaret 62 F PA
Shaffer Clarissa 21 F PA

[NI003038] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 9 Nov by Henry Cook
34 134 140 DORMAYER Lewis 50 M Farmer 9,215 PA
35 134 140 DORMAYER Catherine 42 F PA
36 134 140 DORMAYER Jacob 22 M Laborer PA
37 134 140 DORMAYER Simon B. 19 M Laborer PA
38 134 140 DORMAYER Lewis 18 M Laborer PA
39 134 140 DORMAYER Susanah 14 F PA
40 134 140 DORMAYER Sarah 14 F PA
41 134 140 DORMAYER Catherine 12 F PA
42 134 140 DORMAYER Daniel 10 M PA
1 134 140 DORMAYER Gabriel 8 M PA
2 134 140 DORMAYER Henry 7 M PA
3 134 140 DORMAYER Elizabeth 1 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 23, 1860
438 33 2881 2919 Dunmire Lewis 61 M farmer 5000 4000 PA
438 34 2881 2919 Dunmire Catherine 52 F PA
438 35 2881 2919 Dunmire Sarah 24 F PA
438 36 2881 2919 Dunmire Gabriel 18 M farm laborer PA
438 37 2881 2919 Dunmire Elizabeth 11 F PA
438 38 2881 2919 Meloy Mary 2 PA
438 39 2881 2919 Manck Moses 26 M farm laborer PA
Lewis Donmyer was b. in Center Co., PA. When he was 6 yrs old he moved with his parents to Cambria Co., PA. At age 27 he was m. to Catherine Shaffer. Catherine d. in Feb 1862 at age 55. On Apr 20, 1866, Lewis m. his 2nd wife Elizabeth Seese. Elizabeth d. on Aug 25, 1918 at the age of 72."

[NI003042] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 8 Nov by Henry Cook
7 95 101 ORRIS George 39 M Farmer 2,000 PA
8 95 101 ORRIS Sarah 35 F PA
9 95 101 ORRIS Catherine 18 F PA
10 95 101 ORRIS John 17 M Laborer PA
11 95 101 ORRIS Levi 15 M PA
12 95 101 ORRIS Mary 13 F PA
13 95 101 ORRIS Hiram 11 M PA
14 95 101 ORRIS Lewis 9 M PA
15 95 101 ORRIS Elizabeth 7 F PA
16 95 101 ORRIS Joseph 5 M PA
17 95 101 ORRIS Sarah 3 F PA
18 95 101 ORRIS George 6/12 M PA
19 95 101 DORMAYER John 35 M Laborer PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 21, 1860
430 21 2823 2858 Orris George 50 M farmer 2500 1500 PA
430 22 2823 2858 Orris Sarah 49 F PA
430 23 2823 2858 Orris Hiram 21 M farm laborer PA
430 24 2823 2858 Orris Louis 19 M farm laborer PA
430 25 2823 2858 Orris Elizabeth 17 F PA
430 26 2823 2858 Orris Joseph 12 M PA
430 27 2823 2858 Orris George 8 M PA
430 28 2823 2858 Orris Henry 6 M PA
Daily Trib, Johnstown Fri Jan 16 1885 OBIT George Orris, Sr., whose death this morn, on his farm, Richland Twp., is elsewhere announced, b Franklin Co. Jun 1809. came to Johnstown when 20 & res. here several yrs. For 40 yrs preceding his death he lived on a farm, Richland Twp. survived by wife, Sarah Shaffer & 9 chldn, in the order named: Katie w/o Daniel Baumgardner, Adams Twp.; Mary w/o John B. Baumgardner, Richland Twp.; John, Adams Twp.; Hiram, Richland; Lewis, Croyle; Betsy w/o William Myers, Richland, & Joseph, George, & Henry, Adams Twp. 3 chldn are dead. He was taken ill with heart disease a wk ago yesterday. memb. UBC & Elder Woodward, of that denomination, will conducrt funeral on Sun, at the Elton Ch.
Will Dated: Mar 10 1882 Registered: Jan 31 1885 Last Will & Testament of George Orris of Richland Twp. In the name of God Amen. I, George orris of the Twp. of Richland, Co. of Cambria, State of PA being of sound mind & memory taking into consideration the uncertainty of life do hereby make & declare & publish this my last will & testament hereby revoking & making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. 1st I direct the payment of all my debts by my executor out of the 1st moneys which shall come into his hands. The balance & residue of my estate real & personal I dispose of the same as follows: viz: I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah 300 dollars viz: There shall be an appraisement of all my property real & personal by 3 appraisers to be chosen by my Executors, & my wife shall have the 300 dollars either in cash or partly cash & partly personal property as she desires in order to make the 300 dollars. The balance of my personal property to be sold by my executor & the proceeds of the same as cash shall be equally divided between my heirs whom I shall hereinafter name. As to any real estate The house & lot in Elton Adams Twp. is to be sold by my executors if I am the owner thereof at the time of my decease, & the proceeds to be equally divided between my heirs whom I shall hereinafter name, also any other real estate which I am owner of to be sold & proceeds to be divided upon or in same manner, with the exception of my farm upon which I reside at the hour of my making this will, shall or is disposed of as follows: My wife Sarah shall have a life estate therein viz: the issues & profits if she remains single & unmarried, but if she marries only to have 1/3 of the issues & profits, the other 2 to go to my heirs. At her death my executors shall sell the same upon such terms as he shall see proper & any proceeds thereof to be equally divided between my heirs to be herein after named. My executor to make said sales without application to court through & by advice of his counsel whom I shall hereinafter name in order to save Court costs. Nor shall my widow nor any of my heirs have the right to ask for any proceedings on partition in any court nor their assigns. Only that my Execution accounts shall be filed in Court. My heirs are named as follows: Lewis Orris, John Orris, Hiram & Henry Orris. Mary intermarried John Bumgardner, George Orris, Levi Orris his heirs Joseph Orris, Kat intermarried David Bumgardner, Lizzie intermarried William Mayer. Lastly I appoint my son Hiram Orris of Richland Twp. my executor viz: of this Last Will & Testament & Jacob Zimmerman shall act as his Counsel in all matters connected with my estate. Also Lewis Orris is to act as 1 of the executors. In witness where of I have hereto set my hand & seal 10 Mar 1882. George Orris (Seal) Signed sealed etc. Joseph Callihan, Ephraim J. Noon, Registered Jan 31 1885

[NI003043] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov by Henry Cook
25 23 24 LEHMAN Christian 47 M Farmer 1,800 PA
26 23 24 LEHMAN Elizabeth 42 F PA
27 23 24 LEHMAN William 19 M Laborer PA
28 23 24 LEHMAN Elizabeth 16 F PA
29 23 24 LEHMAN Levi 14 M PA
30 23 24 LEHMAN Mary 12 F PA
31 23 24 LEHMAN Catherine 11 F PA
32 23 24 LEHMAN Sarah 7 F PA
33 23 24 LEHMAN Caroline 5 F PA
34 23 24 LEHMAN Harriet 3 F PA
35 23 24 LEHMAN Hiram 1 M PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 16, 1860
418 33 2741 2777 Layman Christian 57 M farmer 3000 900 PA
418 34 2741 2777 Layman Elizabeth 52 F PA
418 35 2741 2777 Layman Sarah 18 F PA
418 36 2741 2777 Layman Caroline 16 F PA
418 37 2741 2777 Layman Wiliam 27 M farm laborer PA
418 38 2741 2777 Layman Elizabeth 25 F PA
418 39 2741 2777 Layman Harriet 13 F PA
418 40 2741 2777 Layman Hiram 11 M PA
419 1 2741 2777 Thomas Mary A. 5 F PA

[NI003045] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
98 Lehman, Henry* 42 M Farmer - 250 Acres
Lehman, Rebecca* 38 F
Lehman, Levi* 17 M
Lehman, Mary* 14 F
Lehman, Lewis* 12 M
Lehman, Anne* 10 F
Lehman, Rachel* 8 F
Lehman, Henry* 6 M
Lehman, Mary A. 3 F
Lehman, Adam 10 mo. M
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 14 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
7 104 90 Lehman Henry 58 M W farm laborer 1,200 Pa
8 104 90 Lehman Rebecca 56 F W wife Pa
9 104 90 Lehman Rachel 27 F W domestic servant Pa
10 104 90 Lehman Adam 20 M W At Home Pa
11 104 90 Lehman Isaac 12 M W At Home Pa
12 104 90 Lehman Elijah 8 M W At Home Pa

[NI003047] His will (on file, Cambria Co Courthouse) 03 May 1844, I George Pringle of the Twp. of Simmerhill here in the Co of Cambria State of PA. I being overtaken with old age, but sound of mind knowing the certain of death but un-certain of the time & to be the better prepared when of my departure arive. I make this my last will & testament, I will & bequest to my beloved wife Elizabeth Pringle, 2 cows 2 calfs, 2 ship, 2 hogs, also hir chest, hir saddle & bridle, also the nelly mare, bedsand, bedstet, all hir clothes, the corner cobert & all she brod to me here. I will that after my just debts & my funaree expences bee all settlet & pd that all my parsonell property to be appraist & sold to the best adventage the hiast & best adventage & the monny thare from to bee divided chldn Elizabeth Shaffer to have $2 (in monny) the resetue to bee devided among the rest of my chldn John, George, David, Cathari Dillinger, Abraham, Mary, Daniel. I also appint my sons John & George Pringle to bee my executors to this my last will gining under my hand this 3 May day of one thousand eight hundred & farty fare. ATTEST s} George Pringle {s} Zephaniah Moore {s} Daniel Pringle // From Cambria Co. History, taken from James Tasker Genealogy: George Pringle, the oldest s/o William Pringle Sr. in his younger days was a bird fancier & kept a pair of peacocks. As soon as he cleared the land, he raised a large crop of fruit. He was a very ingenious man, handy with his axe & could repair his own plows & harrows. He built the 1st cider press in the Co & was able to make cider for himself & his neighbor. He had to be something of a mechanic to do this.
GEORGE PRINGLE 204 37 1/2 2 2

[NI003048] Marriages and Deaths from the "Ebensburg Sky" 1831-1837
PRINGLE, Catharine, w/o George of Summerhill Twp, d Fri last. She was long afflicted with disease & for the last yr has been totally blind (Thu 29 Dec 1831)

[NI003049] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov by Henry Cook
39 50 51 LEHMAN Peter C. 24 M Farmer 2,500 PA
40 50 51 LEHMAN Elizabeth 24 F PA
41 50 51 LEHMAN William 2 M PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 20, 1860
427 22 2803 2838 Layman Peter C. 35 M farmer 4500 1000 PA
427 23 2803 2838 Layman Elizabeth 37 F PA
427 24 2803 2838 Layman William 12 M PA
427 25 2803 2838 Layman Maria 9 F PA
427 26 2803 2838 Layman Josiah 8 M PA
427 27 2803 2838 Layman Hiram 6 M PA
427 28 2803 2838 Layman Elizabeth 4 F PA
427 29 2803 2838 Layman Susan 3 F PA
427 30 2803 2838 Layman Rachel 1 F PA

[NI003050] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 6 Nov by Henry Cook
19 60 63 LEHMAN Daniel 22 M Farmer PA
LEHMAN Rachel 20 F PA

[NI003064] The Herald of Truth Vol XXXVI # 22 Nov 15 1899 pg 348,349. THOMAS. On 17 Oct 1899, Schellsburg, Bedford Co, Pa Jacob Thomas aged 74y 2m 22d. He suffered a great deal for last few yrs. His disease began with a sore leg, which gave him much pain, but he bore all patiently till death relieved him. The remains were brought over to home of his son Henry, Scalp Level, Cambria Co, Pa. Funeral 19th at Weaver Menn M H. Servs by S G Shetler, Samuel Gindlesperger & Alex Weaver.
1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 6 Nov Henry Cook
5 76 79 THOMAS Jacob 25 M Farmer PA
THOMAS Mary A. 21 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 16
417 37 2735 2771 Thomas Jacob 34 M farmer 1100 550 PA
Thomas Catherine 32 F PA
Layman John 12 M PA
Layman Marion 10 F PA
Layman Julia A 7 F PA
Thomas Sarah 9 F PA
Thomas Levina 7 F PA
Thomas Henry 5 M PA
Thomas Josiah 3 M PA

[NI003067] 1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 18, 1860
426 11 2795 2830 Holsopple Jacob 27 M farmer 1400 450 PA
426 12 2795 2830 Holsopple Mary 22 F PA
426 13 2795 2830 Holsopple Mary A 2 F PA
426 14 2795 2830 Holsopple Josiah 7/12 M PA
426 15 2795 2830 Eash Sarah 14 F PA

[NI003068] Herald of Truth Vol XXV # 11 Jun 1 1888 pg 173. Speicher. On 27 Apr, Davidsville, Somerset Co, Pa of infirmities of old age & dropsy, Barbara widow/o Peter Speicher who d 5y ago, & d/o Pre. Jacob Blough, 1st Menn minister who settled in Somerset Co, Pa, age was 76y 6m 6d. Bur on 29th at Fry's grvyd in Conemaugh. She was mother of 5 chdn, 2 of whom preceded her, & 29 gchdn of whom 26 survive. She was memb Menn Ch for 40y. Serv by C Hershberger, S Gindelsperger & S Zimmerman.

[NI003081] 1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 24 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
12 237 246 Betts Henry 34 M W Farmer 500 PA
13 237 246 Betts Sarah 33 F W PA
14 237 246 Betts John R 15 M W Farmer PA
15 237 246 Betts William 11 M W PA
16 237 246 Betts Christian 8 M W PA
17 237 246 Betts Mary 6 F W PA
18 237 246 Betts Adeline 2 F W PA

[NI003087] Enlisted in the Continental Militia & became Pvt #19 under Capt John Holiday, Huntingdon Co. (PA Archives - 6 Series, Vol 3, pg 444).
Rev War , Prisoner of War. Amer Rev, Pvt in Militia of Huntingdon Co., PA. Prisoner of war, served under Captain R. Bell's co of 5th U.S. Inf. Rate of disability, one half. Pension of $2.50 per mo starting Aug 1814. DAR #'s 412642, 438990, 492313. William was a guide to surveyors of the Frankstown Rd from Juniata Valley to Johnstown. William Pringle worked for the farmers for some yrs. He worked for one man a whole yr. A man by the name of Wertz lived on the adjoining farm across the rd & he had a daug named Mary. William soon became acquainted with Mary Wertz & was teaching her his language & she was teaching him her language. William Pringle was a Scotch man & Wertzes were Hollanders. Once upon a time, Willam asked Mary to marry him & she said she would if her parents agreed. They got the parents' consent & were m. In 1790 when Samuel McClay, Timothy Matlock & John Adlum started to survey the Frankstown Rd from Juniata Valley to Conemaugh Valley, they hired William Pringle Sr. as a guide. There was a man by the name of Shirley who said if they went with Pringle they would get lost. He said this because he wanted the job. The men, however, found Pringle a true guide. Parts of the Frankstown Rd are still in use. In the History of Cambria Co by Wm. Storey, he also states that the above mentioned Mr. Shirley said that if Pringle could find ground fit to make a road towards Blue Knob, he would give his head for a football. Lived at Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., & he was the owner of 2 horses, 2 cattle & 200 acres of land, 50 acres by warrant & 150 by allocation. Value of property assmt. 201 lbs. State tax 9s/2d. Co tax 4s/7d.

[NI003090] Obit in Johnstown Trib dated 8-27-1903 David Shaffer, one of the oldest & best- known man in his section of Cambria Co., died at his home in Summerhill Boro shortly after 3 pm yesterday, aged about 81 yrs. He had been a sufferer from dropsy for yrs, but was not compelled to take his bed until within the past mo. He was the son of Jacob & Elizabeth Pringle Shaffer, & b. in Richland Twp in 1822. He was one of 10 chldrn, 7 bro.s & 3 sis.s, all of whom are now dead with the exception of Christ Shaffer, of Wilmore. About 60 yrs ago, he m. Ms Margarat Work, who d. in 1891. Of the 6 chldrn b. to him, 1 is dead, those surviving: Austin, a P.R.R. conductor living at Altoona; Mary, w. of Zachariah Dunmeyer, of Summerhill; Della, w. of W.G. Griffith, of Pleasant Valley, Franklin Boro; Bertha, w. of W.W. Smith, P.R.R. yardmaster at Conemaugh; & Emma, at home. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon, interment to be made in Pringle Hill Cem. following serv.s at the late home of the deceased, which will begin at 1pm. Rev. A. Davisdson, of the Wilmore. U.B. Church, will have charge of the obsequites. He was a lifelong Republican & had been a reader of theTribune for many yrs. He worked on the Old Portage RR, after which he farmed, later working for the Cambria Steel Co. as a blacksmith. He retired from active life some yrs ago. He was a church member for over half a century.

[NI003094] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Zacharish Dunmyre State: PA Enumeration District: 0107 Color: W Age: 52 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0068 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01160094 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 52, PA
Dau. Bertha 20, PA
Dau. Dollie 18, PA

[NI003113] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Ralph B Knupp State: PA Enumeration District: 0079 Color: W Age: 28 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0005 Co.: Indiana Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02450262 Other Residents:
Wife Pearl L 23, PA

[NI003115] located on farm 2 mis SW of Windber. Philip d in the 1830's, his widow sold his farm to Jonas Weaver in 1838
History of Somerset Co. dated 1884 Philip Hoffman came from MD prior to 1795, & settled in Paint Twp. He was a weaver, & made cloth for settlers. His occupation, once so common, no longer exists in farming communities of this Co. He d in this Twp. 1834. He m Barbara Miller & was father of 2 sons, Jacob & John, & 9 daus. 1of daus, Susan, now Mrs. Christian Thomas, is still living & is now 85 yrs of age. Her husb., who is 86, is oldest man in Paint Twp. He was b Conemaugh Twp. in 1797. Jacob, oldest son of Philip Hoffman, came to this Twp with his father. He removed to Cambria Co., where he d 1856. He m Hannah Mauggens. 3 of his chldrn are living: John, Elizabeth, & Mary. John was Co commissioner in 1872. He serv as Twp. constable, & was school dir for 18 yrs. His eldest son Daniel, lives on old homestead, which is oldest farm in Paint. It was cleared & improved by Samuel Fyock, to pioneer. John, 2nd son of Philip Hoffman, was b 1802. He moved to Cambria Co., where he d at age 30 yrs. He m Susan Wertz, who is still living. Chdn: Samuel, Jacob & Aaron. Jacob lives on a farm in Paint, which was 1st improved by Adam Wassam, abt 44 yrs ago.

[NI003118] All 9 chldn were supposedly b. Berlin, Somerset co., PA. Some of the chldn were m. OH & parents d. Elkhart, IN. The family probably moved after 1860 via OH for a few yrs then eventually settled in Elkhart, IN which is heavily settled by the Amish.

[NI003121] Johnstown Trib, Jan 3 1884 d Paint Twp, Somerset Co on 26 Dec 1883, Mrs. Samuel Custer, aged 52 yrs.

[NI003122] Johnstown Trib Dec 30 1899 Samuel J. Custer, aged 76 yrs, d 12 am at home of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Blough, Ferndale Boro. Cause of his death was cancer. Funeral will be 10 am tomorrow Hoffman Ch., near Scalp Level. Bur Ch. Cem. Mr. Custer's wife has been dead for many yrs.
Paint Twp. Hoffman district 1876 listed as farmer & stock grower
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
76 Custer, Samuel 26 M Farmer
Custer, Sophia 29 F
Custer, Mary 4 F
Custer, Jacob 3 M
Custer, Emanuel 1 M
Sees, Eliza 11 F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 Jun 1870 H. J. Boyts
26 101 87 Custer Samuel 46 M W farmer 4,000 Pa
Custer Sophia 47 F W wife Pa
Custer Jacob 23 M W farm laborer Pa
Custer Mary 24 F W domestic servant Pa
Custer Emanuel 21 M W farm laborer Pa
Custer Sarah 18 F W At Home Pa
Custer Catharina 15 F W At Home Pa
Custer Barbara 12 F W At Home Pa
Custer Susanna 9 F W At Home Pa
1890 Census Veteran's Special Schedule Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
23 70 72 Samuel J. Custer Pvt I 54 Pa Vol :=. Oct 1861 5 June 1865 3 9 . Scalp Level Cambria Co Pa reenlisted vet

[NI003123] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
95 Sees, William 27 M Wagon Maker - 250 A.
Sees, Sarah 25 F
Sees, Elisabeth 4 F
Sees, Mary 3 F
Sees, Harriet 4 mo. F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 15 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
22 117 113 Siese William E 48 M W farmer 3,000 Pa
23 117 113 Siese Sarah 47 F W wife Pa
24 117 113 Siese Mary 22 F W domestic servant Pa
25 117 113 Siese Harriet 21 F W domestic servant Pa
26 117 113 Siese Catharina 17 F W At Home Pa
27 117 113 Siese Sarah 14 F W At Home Pa
28 117 113 Siese Hiram 13 M W At Home Pa
29 117 113 Siese Lewis 8 M W At Home Pa
30 117 113 Siese Lemjah 3 M W At Home Pa

[NI003126] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov by Henry Cook
9 15 15 EASH Christian 30 M Wagon Maker 1,000 PA
10 15 15 EASH Susanah 25 F PA
11 15 15 EASH Noah 9 M PA
12 15 15 EASH Daniel 5 M PA
13 15 15 EASH Tobias 3 M PA
14 15 15 EASH William 2 M PA
15 15 15 YODDER Moses 22 M Wagon Maker PA

[NI003141] 1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 21 Jun 1880 O. W. Williamson pg 21
440A 43 189 199 Berkebile Henry W M 58 PA PA PA
Berkebile Elizibeth W F 55 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA

[NI003142] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 13 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
5 98 84 Siese Gillian 41 M W farmer 2,500 Pa
6 98 84 Siese Eve 35 F W wife Pa
7 98 84 Siese Elisabeth 16 F W At Home Pa
8 98 84 Siese William 13 M W At Home Pa
9 98 84 Siese Frances 9 F W At Home Pa
10 98 84 Siese Henry 6 M W At Home Pa
11 98 84 Siese Mary Ann 2 F W At Home Pa
Johnstown Daily Trib Apr 13 1908 Gillian Seese, 1 of oldest & highly respected farmers of Somerset Co., d. at his home, Paint Twp, Scalp Level, at 4 am, aged 78 yrs, 3 mo.s, 21dys. The cause of death was gangrene. He had been affected for 7 mo.s, although he was able to be about until within the past fortnight. He was b. 1830, Somerset Co. & spent entire life in vicinity of Scalp Level. wife, Eve Lehman Seese, d. Paint Twp. 7-8 mo.s ago. Mr. Seese is survived by 2 sons: William & Henry Seese, Somer. Co., & 3 dau.s: Elizabeth, w/o Frank Berkey, IA; Mary, w/o Frank Statler, Windber, PA; & Fannie, w/o William Berkey, MD. Survived by a no. of grdchldrn. The funeral will take place Wed am, from Seese home to Berkey German Bap. Breth. Ch. 9 am, Rev. Joseph Shaffer, Scalp Level, will conduct the obsequies. Bur. in the Ch. graveyard. Mr. Seese was a lifelong memb. of German Bap. Breth. Ch. & was a stalwart Rep

[NI003146] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William Geiser State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0125 Color: W Age: 43 B-Place: PA Visit: 0014 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01550230 Other Resid.s:
Wife Ellen 45, PA
Son Eugene Walker 11, PA
Dau. Katharine Eile 07, PA
Dau. Mabel Elizabet 03, PA

[NI003153] 1890 Census Veteran's Special Schedule Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
6 22 22 Fred Young Pvt H 88 Pa Vol 11 Mar 1865 30 June 1865 3 19 6 Rummel Somerset Co Pa Dyspepsy Rheumatism

[NI003158] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
100 Lehman, John 24 M Farmer - 300 Acres
Lehman, Susanna 23 F
Lehman, Lavenia 3 F
Lehman, Zachariah 1 M
Replogle, Daniel 14 M
Replogle, Jacob 21 M Laborer
1890 Census Veteran's Special Schedule Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
7 27 28 John Lehman Pvt H 171 Pa Vol 24 Oct 1862 8 Aug 1863 9 14 7 Holsopple Somerset Co Pa

[NI003159] JACOB came to America with his parents when a young lad in 1736 & was raised in Lancaster Co.. Jacob inherited the Hannes Schneider bible from his father.

[NI003160] Paint Twp. Foust district 1876 listed as farmer & stock grower
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
109 Lehman, David 22 M Miller
Lehman, Barbara 20 F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 7 Jun 1870 H. J. Boyts
1 1 1 Lehman David 42 M W farmer 4,000 800 Pa
Lehman Barbara 40 F W wife Pa
Lehman Delilah 17 F W At Home Pa
Lehman Samuel 14 M W At Home Pa
Lehman Analija 12 F W At Home Pa
Lehman Catharina 8 F W At Home Pa

[NI003163] Paint Twp. Hoffman dist 1876 listed for coal
Nancy Lehman d. on Mar 2 1904, & Tobias Lehman d. Jan 5 1906. The chldrn they raised on one of oldest homesteads of Paint Twp were David T. Lehman , b. Feb.2 1855, d. Jun 29 1880, m. to Catherine Seese; Catherine Ann Lehman, Joseph Lehman, Sara Lehman, w/o John J. Kaufman & Mary Jane, w/o John L. Manges
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA H.A. McPike, Aug 18, 1860
425 21 2790 2825 Layman Tobias 29 M farmer 1500 700 PA
Layman Nancy 27 F PA
Layman David 5 M PA
Layman Catherine 3 F PA
Layman Joseph 1 M PA
Wissinger Jona 23 M farm laborer 250 PA
Rose Franklin 22 M farm laborer PA
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Jun 1870 H. J. Boyts
32 144 138 Lehman Tobias 39 M W farmer 6,000 Pa
Lehman Nancy 38 F W wife Pa
Lehman David 15 M W At Home Pa
Lehman Catharina 12 F W At Home Pa
Lehman Sarah 6 F W At Home Pa
Lehman Mary Jane 1 F W At Home Pa

[NI003164] Nancy Lehman Place is part of Paint Twp history. Traveling along Route 160 from the ancient Village of Scalp Level you can see to the right side of the road the Luth. Ch. Cem. where monuments to the village residents of yrs past are now erected. As you travel further south, you soon see the sign by the side of the road directing you to the Spruce Run Rd. Passing the sign & traveling further on, about 1/4 of a mile, your eyes catch a glimpse of a majestic scene. Far off the beaten path of Route 601 Paint Twp is one of the oldest known structures of the Co. As you feast your eyes on the beautiful scene made by the yellow barn that seems to be guarded by the huge old spruce trees the every day traveler is not aware that this is the old Nancy Lehman Place, & where history was made 150 yrs ago. The giant spruce trees seem to be announcing to the world that they were here before man arrived. This is the spot where Jacob Custer carved out his homestead from the wilderness. If you are the fortunate guest of the current owner, Emma Maloy, local schoolteacher & well-known artist, then you may travel down the lane leading to this farm site. The big old barn stands at the end of the lane & appears before you that is almost overwhelming. Here stands the large 2-story house of yellow & white looking like an immense plantation. The stately structure is light yellow with a white front entry door & porches on either side of the main building are painted white. Gazing upon this grand old home you can never imagine that underneath her new makeup is hidden the old log cabin of the Custer family which was build in the early 1830's before the town around her ever existed. As you enter the front door you find yourself in a long narrow passageway leading to the kitchen, which was full of the sweet smells of just -made jam on the dy of our visit. The kitchen was an addition of later yrs & as you cross under the thick beams you can detect 1 of the signs of the original building. On both sides of the long hallway that leads to the kitchen are the 2 main rms of the house. To the right is the dining rm & to the left is the living rm, both of equal size. The dining room could easily commodate the old-time families made up of a dozen children who when m. brought home their spouses & chldrn for the holiday meals. The living rm looks a bit more formal with French doors adding a touch of elegance on the outer wall. Paintings of a well-known artist are hanging on the walls, which depict log cabins & pioneer life. A bookcase is now built in the doorway that once led to the back of the house. Leaving the rm by way of the French doors one finds a small sitting rm adjoining the living rm. This intimate relaxing area has a fireplace of white brick on the inner wall while the outer walls are made up entirely of windows allowing the sun's warmth to come in & surround you. Walking outside of this pleasant little rm, you come out onto the porch where one could easily sit for hrs just listening to the stillness & smelling the great outdoors. Reluctantly leaving the house behind, you cross the back yard where remnants of an old-time picket fence can still be seen in the elderberry bushes. The open field behind the house joins that of the Jonas Weaver farm along the Spruce Run Rd. The view on top of this high hilltop is as beautiful & spectacular as any that the travel brochures urge us to see in search of the beauty of the world. It is right here in Paint Twp situated in the northern part of Somerset Co. This is the part of the twp where Jacob Custer made his homestead. Upon the death of her father Jacob in 1849, "the Custer heirs sold their part of the real estate while 1/3 remained in the estate until the death of Catherine (Holsopple) Custer on Feb 27 1870, at the age 71. The Catherine Custer heirs, by their executor Jacob Hoffman, named in the last will & testament of their mother sold the real estate to their sister Nancy, wife of Tobias Lehman. "Nancy was only 16 when her father d. & was the youngest of the children. She remained with her mother & upon her marriage they came to live on the Custer homestead. Here she & her hus. raised their 6 children. The homestead became known as the Nancy Lehman place to the newer generation that never knew her father had been the original owner. Then on Nov. 22, 1893, Nancy and Tobias J. Lehman sold to Edwin J. Berwin of Philadelphia, the coal rights being in, under & upon the tract of land that was once Deerfield No. 5"

[NI003165] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 13 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
40 97 83 Lehman Samuel 37 M W farmer 2,500 Pa
1 97 83 Lehman Hannah 29 F W wife Pa
2 97 83 Lehman Juliann 5 F W At Home Pa
3 97 83 Lehman Emma J 4 F W At Home Pa
4 97 83 Lehman Louisa 2/12 F W At Home Pa Mar
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Samuel Lehman State: PA Dist: 0169 Color: W Age: 77 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0310 Co.: Somerset, Windber Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02780031 Other Residents:
Wife Hannah 67, PA
Son Herman 30, PA
Dau Ida 27, PA

[NI003168] "...was given by his father the advantages of education which the time & place afforded. In 1862 he settled on his father's farm near Scalp Level, in Paint twp, & for 2 yrs worked at the carpenter's trade. He then moved to Bedford Co., PA, & after remaining there 4 yrs returned to the homestead, thenceforth, until 1900, devoting his attention to the cultivation of the old lands. In that yr he moved from the farm to a small place in Paint Twp., where he has since resided. He has filled the office of constable, treas. & school director of the Twp., serving in each 3 yrs, & has also been supervisor 1 yr. He is a Republican & member of the Luth. church." Article from the Windber-Johnstown Genealogical Society magazine "The Crest", Vol. V, No. I, Page 70. SWEET HEARTS: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Seese, The Old Couple Will Entertain Their Chldrn & Rel.s To Commemorate Their Union In Matrimony: Married 1862. Thanksgiving Day of 1912 will mean for Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Seese, who live just outside Windber, far more than is outlined in the Proclamations of Pres. Taft & Gov. Wilson setting apart the date for observance. On Nov. 28th next Mr. & Mrs. Seese will be the happy host & hostess of a grand family reunion, in honor of their Golden Wedding Ann.. Joseph J. Seese is a grandson of Melchoir Seese, one of the pioneer settlers of Paint Twp. Melchoir Seese was the father of Samuel [Emmanuel] who was born 1792, who was the father of John Seese. Joseph Seese is the eldest son of John & Hannah Custer Seese, born on Aug. 6, 1839, & that same yr the family settled on the Old Seese Farm near Scalp Level, PA here he spent his life until 1900 when he retired to the property he now occupies. He has been Twp. supervisor, constable, & school director. In religion a Luth. & in politics a Republican. To Mr. & Mrs. Seese was born these chldrn, John E., b. Feb. 2, 1864, married to Elizabeth Ott; Mary, b. Nov. 10, 1865 d. Nov. 22, 1869; Elizabeth, b. Jan. 2, 1868 w/o Lewis Statler; Emma, b. Oct. 4, 1870 marr. to L.R. Manges; Sylvester, twin to Emma, marr. to May J. Menster; Henry A., b. Oct. 4, 1877; Oliver C., b. Oct. 15, 1884 marr. to Anna E. Hamer.
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 14 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
30 113 99 Siese Joseph 30 M W farmer Pa
31 113 99 Siese Ledia 27 F W wife Pa
32 113 99 Siese John 6 M W At Home Pa
33 113 99 Siese Ellen 2 F W At Home Pa

[NI003170] Johnstown Daily Trib Dec 28 1896 Emanuel Seese, the Washington St. dairyman, is dead, the end came at 3:45 am. His health began to fail shortly after the Great Flood, & in Sep 1895, a tumor started to grow in his head. He was unconscious about 3-4 mo.s before death came. He was b. Nov 24 1843, in Paint Twp, Somerset Co., about a mi. so. of Scalp Level. His father d. 4 yrs ago, & his mother, Hannah Seese 78 yrs of age, makes her home with her son Joseph on the old homestead. He was a bro. of Rachael, wife of Henry J. Lehman, Hooversville; Lizzie, wife of Henry Fyock, Scalp Level; Ms Hannah, who makes her home with Mrs. Lehman; Kate, wife of Hiram Myers, Hooversville, & Joseph, mentioned above. He was mar. Jul 21 1861, to Margaret, dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Otto, dcsd. The ceremony was performed at the home of the latter�s parents, in Scalp Level, by Rev. J. T. Coolman, now of NE, then pastor of the Scalp Level Luth. Ch. The deceased came to Johnstown from Scalp Level about 16 yrs ago. From 1884 to 1888 he was employed as foreman of J. M. Murdock & Bro.�s lumber yard in the 4th Ward, & at the time of the Great Flood he was watchman at W. J. Rose & Sons� carpenter shop. Shortly after the event he embarked in the dairy business on Washington St. He is survived by wife, 1 son, & 2 dau.s: Emma, wife of J. B. Holsinger, 7th Ward; Walter Franklin st., 4th Ward; & Myrtle, wife of J. D. Strayer, Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Seese joined the Luth. Ch. at Scalp Level when he was but a boy, & upon his arrival in this city united with the Trinity Luth. Ch., 7th Ward. He had been a Deacon there for several yrs. The funeral will take place on Wed. pm from the late residence of the deceased. Rev. G. W. W. Amick, pastor of the Trinity Luth. Ch., will conduct the obsequies at 2pm, interment will be made in Grand View Cem.Johnstown.

[NI003184] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 15 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
39 113 109 Foust Daniel 26 M W miller Pa
40 113 109 Foust Emilia 23 F W wife Pa
1 113 109 Foust Jesse 3 M W At Home Pa
2 113 109 Foust Robert 6/12 M W At Home Pa Dec

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