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[NI003191] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Zachriah Lehman State: PA Dist: 0124 Color: W Age: 61 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0037 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02780101 Other Residents:
Wife Catherine 59, PA
Dau Gertie 31, PA
gdau Katherine 07, PA

[NI003195] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Martha J Lehman Age: 53 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0159 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0225 County: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Daughter Ertie B 17, Pennsylvania
Son Byron E 13, Pennsylvania
Daughter Anna R 11, Pennsylvania
1 non-relative
MRS. MARTHA JANE (JENNIE), 95, d at 2:30 pm May 4 1952, in home of daug. MRS. JOSIAH NAUGLE, Hooversville, b May 7 1856, Walnut Grove, d/o LEVI & ELIZABETH WISSINGER. m. JAMES J. LEHMAN. Survived by chldn: EDGAR R., 1014 Bedford St.; WILLIAM J., 1014 Stahl St.; MRS. JOSIAH NAUGLE & MRS. ORVILLE MILLER, Friedens. Sis of MRS. SIMON BLOUGH, Johnstown, & CYRUS WISSINGER, Krings. Also 24 gchldn, 36 ggchldn, 1gggchld. Memb St. Thomas Luth. Ch. Friends received in Berkebile Funeral Home, Hooversville, where service will be held at 2 pm Tue, Rev. Russell Shilling. Bur. Grandview Cem.

[NI003206] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
John W Lehman State: PA Dist: 0125 Color: W Age: 34 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0454 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02770854 Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth 33, PA
Dau Evelyn M 10, PA
Son Bruce M 08, PA

[NI003210] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Edgar Lehman State: PA Dist: 0125 Color: W Age: 27 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0190 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02770673 Other Residents:
Wife Clara B 26, PA
Dau Geraldine LA V 03, PA
Mother-in-law Lydia Weaver 57, PA

[NI003216] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Josiah E Naugle Age: 22 State: PA Color: W;W Dist: 0159 B-Pl: Pa Visit: 0225 Co: Somerset Relation: Boarder Other Residents: Head of Household Martha J Lehman

[NI003239] Joseph had brown hair & blue eyes. He quit school in the 8th grade. The Millers' lived on M St., Johnstown, this house burned down a few yrs later. They then moved to Cambria Ave in the Kernville part of Johnstown. This is where their daug Betty Jane was b. Joseph & Pearl built a house in the Edgewood part of town which they lost to the depression. They went back to Cambria Ave until 1940 when they bought a home on Ohio St. This house is now owned by their daug Catherine. Joseph & Pearl bought another house in Somerset Pike of which they lived until their deaths. Joseph & his father Adam named their youngest child Mildred without knowing until later.
OBIT: MILLER--Joseph Vallie Sr., 72, Somerset Pike, Johnstown, d. 1 am Mar 23 1968, at Mem. Hosp. B. Aug. 25, 1895, in Johnstown, son of Adam & Lucy (Kels) Miller. Preceded in death by parents; son, Bert; dau., Mabel; sis., Mary; & 2 bro.s, Merle & William. Survived by widow, former Pearl Medling, & the following chldrn: Robert, husb/o Fern Young, 726 Grove Ave.; Betty, w/o Jack Shaffer, Hollsopple; Mildred, at home; Jean, w/o James Croyle, 423 Tunnel Ave.; Joseph Jr., m. to Helen Merkel, Hollsopple; & Catherine, w/o George Blaschak, 404 Ohio St., also 30 gchldrn, 24 ggchldrn; stepmother, Mrs. Lucille Miller, 459 Blaine St., & half sis., Mrs. Clarence Deffenbaugh, 599 Bedford St. Retired in 1960 as foreman at the coke plant, Johnstown Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp., after 45 yrs of serv. Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 7-9 pm Mon. at Picking-Treece- Bennett Mortuary, where serv. will be held at 2 pm Tue., Rev. Donald Rough. Interment, Benshoff Hill Cem.
1920 CENSUS: Altoona, 4th Ward, 13th St, Blair Co., Pa; Taken January 5, 1920 by Mrs. Joseph F. Hammer; ED# 55, SD# 20, PG# 3B; House# 407, Dwelling# 63, Visit# 64: Hiltebrand, James P., Head, Rents home, male, white, Age 48, Married, can read, write, and speak English, Born PA, Father born Indiana, Mother born PA, Occ. Clerk for P.R.R. Store House, Works for wages; Mary, Wife, white, female, Age 32, Married, Born PA, Father born England, Mother born PA, read, writes, and speaks English, Occ. Age? for Grand Produce?, Works for wages; Gary B., son, male, white, Age 16, single, can read, write, and speak English, Born PA; Anna P., daughter, white, female, Age 8, single, in school, read, writes, and speaks English, Born PA; Verna M., daughter, white, female, Age 7, single, in school, read, writes, and speaks English, Born PA; Miller, Pearl H., sister, white, female, Age 18, Married, can read, write, and speak English, Born PA, Parents born PA; Vallie, brother-in-law, male, white, Age 24, Married, can read, write, and speak English, Born PA, Parents born PA, Occ. Laborer for P.R.R. Brass factory, Works for wages; Mabel M., niece, white, female, Age 2 and 7 months, Born PA; Bert M., nephew, white, male, age 1 and 4 months, Born PA.

[NI003241] Ms Mary Elizabeth Lewis, d/o Mr. & Mrs. George H. Lewis, d. dropsy last eve. at the Lewis home, Union & Locust St.s, 2nd Ward, age 29 yrs. funeral 2pm Mon serv.s by Rev. E.M. Jones of Walnut St. Congreg. Ch. Bur. Grandview Cem.

[NI003248] York Co., PA Wills, 1749-1819 Surname: Upp Given Name: Jacob Description: Decedent Res: Dover Twp. Date: 19 May 1758 Prove Date: 30 Mar 1767 Remarks: Upp, Jacob. May 19 1758. Executor: Peter Pence. Dover Twp. Wife: Catharine Upp chdn: Nicholas, Elizabeth & Peter Pence, Jacob, Catharine, Louisa & son-in-law Christopher Knertzer -wife's name not given. Gchdn: Nicholas, Andrew, Baltzer, Anna, Margaret & Catharine Knertzer.

[NI003252] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov by Henry Cook
25 5 5 HOFFMAN Susanah 49 F 2,000 PA
26 5 5 HOFFMAN Samuel 23 M Farmer PA
27 5 5 HOFFMAN Aaron 19 M Laborer PA
28 5 5 WERTZ Catherine 80 F PA

[NI003254] 1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 24 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
29 216 225 Hoffman Jacob 33 M W Farmer PA
30 216 225 Hoffman Elisabeth 30 F W PA
31 216 225 Hoffman John 7 M W PA
32 216 225 Hoffman William 5 M W PA
33 216 225 Hoffman Polly 2 F W PA

[NI003257] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
99 Hoffman, John 33 M Farmer - 4000 Acres
Hoffman, Franey 30 F
Hoffman, Daniel 10 M
Hoffman, Lydia 4 F
Hoffman, Issac 2 M
Hoffman, Jacob 2 M
Lehman, Issac 63 M Farmer
Lehman, Franey 61 F
Sees, William 20 M Laborer
Lehman, Rachel 19 F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 13 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
38 102 88 Hoffman John 55 M W farmer 10,000 Pa
39 102 88 Hoffman Maria 58 F W wife Pa
40 102 88 Hoffman William 19 M W At Home Pa
1 102 88 Hoffman Mary 14 F W At Home Pa
2 102 88 Reed Rachel 38 F W keeping house Pa
3 102 88 Reed Frances 13 F W At Home Pa

[NI003260] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 13 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
20 100 86 Hoffman Daniel 31 M W farmer w 2,000 Pa
21 100 86 Hoffman Josiah 6 M W At Home Pa
22 100 86 Hoffman Milton 2 M W At Home Pa
23 100 86 Hoffman Willis 6/12 M W At Home Pa Dec
24 100 86 Lehman Frances 24 F W keeping house Pa
25 100 86 Lehman Elmira 2 F W At Home Pa
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Daniel Hoffman State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0153 Color: W Age: 70 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0022 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01790370 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 65, PA
1 non-relative

[NI003261] Headstone in Davidsville Cem., Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
118 Custer, Daniel 25 M Laborer
Custer, Harriet 23 F

[NI003269] Record of Baptism (probably duplicate) issued September 14, 1950 recording baptisms of Heinrich and Paul Anton Jacobs July 11, 1884 in the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church by Rev. H. Veith.

[NI003272] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Elizabeth Jacobs State: PA Enumeration District: 0126 Color: W Age: 59 Birth Place: Germany Visit: 0233 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02190165 Other Residents:
Son Otto 30, PA
Dau. Mary 21, PA

[NI003274] Palbearers wore KKK robes.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Louis Jacobs State: PA Enumeration District: 0171 Color: W Age: 36 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0002 Co.: Allegheny, North Braddock Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02190314 Other Residents:
Wife Maud 33, Maryland
Son William O 12, PA
Son Louis D 10, PA
Son Floyd E 09, PA
Son George P 06, PA
Son Walter R 03, PA
Son Clarence L NR, PA


[NI003279] Bill and Elsie also raised Bill's sisters Hazel and Gladys - after their mother died in 1930. Hazel was 16 and Gladys was 11.

[NI003280] Married a Polish girl, Mary. Had one child. Came home from work unexpectedly
and found her with another man. Shot them. Daughter adopted by Floyd's wife's



[NI003390] Gospel Herald Vol XIX # 6 May 6 1926 pg 126-127. Risch, Joseph b Somerset Co, Pa Dec 19 1855 d Apr 22 1926 aged 70y 4m 3d. On Apr 18 he suffed a 3rd stroke, which caused his death. Nov 14 1878 he m Almira d/o Bishop Samuel Blough. They had 1 son & 2 daus: Carrie w/o David Kaufman; Irvin, & Frella w/o Paul Jacobs. He had made his home with Jacobs family for last 10y. 16 gchdn & 1 ggchd survive, 1 gchd preceded him; also his wife, who d 13y ago. Funeral at Kaufman Menn Ch, where he had been memb 30y, in charge of S G Shetler & Jas Saylor, bur Kaufman Cem.

[NI003393] German Lutheran. Came from Germany to America. Buried Sandy Vale cemetery of Johnstown. To avoid military service. Came to US in 1840's. First resided near the top of Tire Hill. Later they bought a farm of 125 acres on the hill and down the far side to the Stony Creek. Built log house. In Oct. 1887 they sold the farm to their son Joseph Risch and moved to a residence on Walnut Street in Johnstown where they resided until their death. They are buried in Sandyvale Cemetery in Johnstown. Born in Hesse Darmstadt on January 21, 1817/ Died January 24, 1999 aged 71 years, 3 days.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
192 200 RISCH William 34 M Farmer Germany
Eve M. 30 F Germany
Elisabeth 1 F
FLETH* Elisabeth 36 F Germany

[NI003395] Herald of Truth, Vol XXIV, # 24, Dec 15, 1887 - pp 381,382. BLOUGH. On 24 Nov, near Geistown, Cambria Co, Pa Christina w/o John Blough, Sr, aged 82y 8m 24d. Her sight had been poor for some time before her death. At times she suffered much pain. She m 60y, & mother of 9 chdn, of whom 7 survive. Also 34 gchdn & 31 ggchdn. Bur 25th at Weaver Ch. Serv by S. Gindelsperger, C. Hershberger, Moses B. Miller & C.C. Beery of MI.

[NI003401] a Mennonite pioneer who settled in the region. The next record is contained in a small hand-made book of writing paper on which the following records are written in 2 different handwritings, which are as follows: I, John Seiler was b in the yr 1740 the 26th of May. {Then in another handwriting is recorded: } Johannes Seiler d in Sep 1822, the 1st. {Then in the original handwriting}And m Caterina Berkey 27 Oct 1761. My wife Caterina d 18 May 1809. My Mother d 27 Jan 1784. My father d 15 Apr 1793. His age was 78.
1. Magdalena Seiler b 24 Nov 1762 in the sign of the fish. She m Jacob Fahrney 16 Ap 1786. 2. Anna Seiler b 16 Dec 1764, in the sign of the Twins. Anna m John Speicher 4 May 1783. 3. Jacob Seiler b 26 Aug 1766 in the sign of the Scales. Jacob m Maria Leibengut {LIVENGOOD} Apr 1 1787. 4. Hans John Seiler b 26 Aug 1768, the sign is the Waterman. Hans John m Barbara Blaugh, Jan 2 1791. 5. Christian Seiler b 4 Feb 1771, d Feb 15 1773. 6. Fannie Seiler b Sep 24 1773. The sign is the Ram. Fannie m Hen Gorg Dampf 12 Nov 1793. 7. Caterina Seiler b 1776 the 22nd of August. Caterina married Jacob Blauch Jul 1 1798. 8. Maria Seiler b 12 Dec 1780 in the sign of the Twins. Maria m Abraham Miller 22 Nov 1800. 9. Christian Seiler b 24 Apr 1783 d 1792, Jul 24th.

[NI003403] Came to America, settled in Lancaster County before moving to Meyersdale. The first Mennonite minister in the County. Lived on farm on Saylor Hill near Meyersdale. As did his son John and Catharine. Will of Jacob Seiler Elk Lick Twp Somerset PA 2/20/1790-3/31/1796 English transl. Jacob & Magdalena (who was b/ Switzerland, d Somerset Co. PA 4/17/1784) had 4 chldn, order not known.

[NI003406] Used German language before leaving Berne. It is possible they were of French Descent and perhaps French Huguenots. A portion of the Will of Christian Blauch dated 24 Feb 1783 & probated 8 Dec 1787 Dauphine Co., PA is abstracted as follows: Item: 2 sons John & Abraham shall deliver unto my wife Rosanna, yrly, as long as she remains my widow, 10 bushels of wheat & 3 bushels of rye, delivered to the mill & to her as meal, 3 barrels of good cider, 4 bushels of potatoes, 50 lbs of good pork, 50 lbs of fat beef, 4 lbs of wool, 15 lbs of good hatcheted hemp, as much (split) firewood as she needs, & she shall have (the use) of as much of the garden as she needs, the choice of 3 apple trees my orchard & the apples growing thereon. My sons shall keep a cow for my wife & my wife shall live the back room of my house, & my sons shall put the room order at their own cost. My sons John & Abraham shall pay to my wife, 3 pounds yrly of hard money. If she marries, my executors shall within 1 yr after such marriage, pay my wife 100 pounds & she shall immediately quit my plantation & be debarred of any further right to my estate. Witnessed by John Wilhelm, Thomas Clark & Rudolph Kelker. The youngest son was thought to have been b. after the death of his father. will, Lebanon Twp, Lancaster Co PA, now NP 2/4/1783-12/8/1787 lists wife Rosina, 11 children: Jacob, John, Abraham, Henry, Anna, Barbara, ELizabeth, Veronica ("Freane"), Catherine, Christina (Christianne), and Magdalena, and also "my son Christian deceased" - executors sons in law Christian Perkey & John Schneider & sons John & Abraham.

[NI003407] She is actually the 2nd wife _ not the mother of Jacob & Christian. Christian came as a widower. His 1st wife & mother of Jacob was Elizabeth Gastelli - they had 4 or 5 chldn. She d before he came here in 1750. (From Hartzler & Kauffman, p 262) The will of his widow Rosina -- in Lebanon Twp Dauphine Co. PA 8/18/1794-3/25/1805 names the "chldn of my body": Michael Steck, John Blough, Abraham Blough, Henry Blough, daus Anna Maria, Catherine w/o Casper Shrags, Christina w/o Christian Wilholm & Magdalena w/o Henry Walters. Both wills apparently list sons in order of age & daus in order of age. There is no further information about the relative ages of sons & daus but Christian must have been from W1, Michael Steck & Anna Maria from Rosina's h1, & 2 of the 4 daus from BL's 1st marriage m. Christian Berkey & John Schneider respectively. Exact order of issue is ukwn for both marriages.


[NI003443] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
32 32 BLOUGH Henry 67 M Farmer
Elisabeth 61 F
EASH Henry 18 M Laborer
BLOUGH Jacob 10 M
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 10 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
14 50 50 Blough Henry 87 M W Retired Farmer . 600 Penna
15 50 50 Myers Philip 47 M W Farmer 3,000 720 Penna
16 50 50 Myers Rachel 47 F W wife Penna can't write
17 50 50 Myers Eliza 22 F W at home Penna
18 50 50 Myers Henry 19 M W at home Penna
19 50 50 Myers Amanda 17 F W at home Penna
20 50 50 Myers Samuel 9 M W at home Penna
21 50 50 Myers William 7 M W at home Penna

[NI003447] Gospel Herald Vol IX # 11 Jun 15 1916 pg 207,208. Wingard, Jacob J b Apr 24 1834 d Jun 2 1916 his home near Scalp Level, Pa aged 82y 1m 8d. He m Catharine Blough who survives him; also 10 chdn, 29 gchdn, & 7 ggchdn. Memb Menn Ch. For nearly 3y he was confined to his bed. Funeral Jun 4 Weaver Menn Ch. Funeral by S G Shetler & D S Yoder. Bur in adjoining Cem.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Jacob J Wingard 76 W PA Cambria Head of Household
Wife Catharine 65 PA
dau Louisa 45 PA
dau Katie 27 PA
Son John 24 PA
dau Emma 22 PA

[NI003448] Gospel Herald Vol LXI # 25 Jun 25 1968 pg 579, 580. Eash, Suie d/o Levi A & Annie (Wingard) Blough b Somerset Co, Pa Jun 9 1891 d Mem'l Hosp, Johnstown, Pa May 28 1968 aged 76y 11m 20d. She m Sem K Eash who survives. Also surviving are 5 chdn Ruth Mrs Alva Yoder, Esther Mrs Henry Yoder, Mable Mrs Owen Lehman, Florence Mrs Orvin Blough, & Elsie Mrs Clayton Sutter, 19 gchdn, 8 ggchdn, & 4 sis' Mrs Katie Thomas, Mrs Margaret Speigle, Mrs Elsie Showalter, & Mrs Edith Collins. She was memb Thomas Ch. Funeral Blough Ch May 31 with Aldus J Wingard & Harry C Blough officiating; bur Thomas Cem.

[NI003452] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Aug H. J. Boyts
16 4 4 Kaufman Sem 39 M W Farmer 15,500 1,330 Penna
Kaufman Christina 36 F W wife Penna
Kaufman Isaac 15 M W at home Penna
Kaufman Noah 12 M W at home Penna
Kaufman Annie 10 F W at home Penna
Kaufman Bennit 6 M W at home Penna
Kaufman Elles Ann 4 F W at home Penna
Kaufman Eliza 2 F W at home Penna
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Sern Kauffman, Jr State: PA Dist: 0132 Color: W Age: 78 B Pl: PA Visit: 0203 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02310087 Other Resid:
Wife Christena 76, PA

[NI003453] Gospel Herald, Aug 5 1937 Vol XXX #19 pg 416. Eash, Annie d/o Sem & Christina (Johns) Kaufman b Somerset Co, Pa, Jul 21 1860; d at home of her son Sem K Eash, Thomas Mills, Pa, Jul 1 1937 aged 76y 11m 20d. She m Henry M Eash Feb 19 1882, who d Jan 18 1933. They lived at home where she lived for 45 yrs. She was bedfast for 6 1/2 yrs, having been practically helpless for last yr. She is survived by following chdn: Amos, Lakewood, OH; Josiah, Toledo, OH; Lizzie w/o Edward Hershberger; Menno; Sem K; Sadie; Effie w/o Christ Hollsopple; Trella w/o Erwin Harshberger; all Conemaugh Twp. She is also survived by 32 gchdn & 16 ggchdn. She was sis of Lizzie Shaffer, Anthony, KS; Noah Kaufman, Belleville, Pa; Bennett Kaufman, Richfield, Pa; Isaac & Daniel Kaufman, both Davidsville, Pa. She was memb of Amish Ch from time of her marriage until 20 yrs ago, when they had no resid minister. Then she & her husb united with Menn Ch, in which they were faithful until death. Funeral servs held at Thomas Menn Ch, bur in adjoining cem. Servs were in charge of Bros James Saylor, Joseph Saylor, Harry C Blough, E W Kulp of Belly, Pa, & B T Shilling of Davidsville.

[NI003454] Gospel Herald, Vol XXV # 47 Feb 16 1933 pg 990, 991 & 992. Eash, Henry M b Oct 14 1855 d Jan 18 1933 aged 77y 3m 4d. He m Annie Kaufman nearly 51 yrs ago. He is survived by widow, who has been confined to her home for almost 2 yrs by sickness, & following chdn: Lizzie w/o Edwin Hershberger, Johnstown, Pa; Menno, Jerome, Pa; Josiah, OH; Sem, Hollsopple, Pa with whom he made his home; Sadie, Kelso, Pa; Effie w/o Christ Holsopple, Hollsopple; Trella w/o Irvin Hershberger, Hollsopple; 1 stepson, Amos I Kauffman, OH. He is also survived by 31 gchdn, 6 ggchdn, 1 bro & 4 sis'. He united with Amish ch in his younger yrs & in 1917 transferred his memb to Menn ch. Funeral servs conducted Jan 21, at home by James Saylor & at Thomas ch by Joseph Saylor, H C Blough, & L A Blough. Bur in cem adjoining church.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Henry M Eash State: PA Dist: 0132 Color: W Age: 54 B Pl: PA Visit: 0006 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 01220193 Other Residents:
Wife Annie 49, PA
Son Sem K 18, PA
Dau Sadie 12, PA
Dau Effie 10, PA
Dau Trella 05, PA

[NI003455] Gospel Herald Vol 69 # 22 Jun 1 1976� pg 474. Eash, Sem K s/o Henry M. & Annie (Kaufman) Eash b Somerset Co, Pa Feb 4 1892 d Mem'l Hosp, Johnstown, Pa Apr 27 1976 aged 84y. He m Suie Blough who preceded him. Surviving are 5 daus Mable Mrs Owen Lehman, Florence� Mrs Orvin Blough, Ruth� Mrs Alva Yoder, Esther� Mrs Henry Yoder, & Elsie� Mrs Clayton Sutter, 19 gchdn, 20 ggchdn, & 3 sis' Sadie & Effie Hollsopple & Mrs Trella Hershberger. Preceded by 3 bros Amos I Kaufman & Menno & Joe Eash & 1 sis Lizzie Hershberger. On Mar 11 1917 he was ordained to office of deacon to serve Thomas Menn Ch of which he was memb. Funeral Thomas Ch Apr 30 in charge of Donald Speigle & Aldus Wingard; bur Ch Cem.

[NI003456] Herald of Truth Vol V # 11 Nov 1868 pg 174 175. On 7 Sep, Hernville, Johnstown boro, Cambria Co, Pa Levi C. Blough, aged 28y 6m 26d. Bur on 9th, Chr. Lehman's brygrnd, funeral by Abm. Stutzman, Hiram Musselman & Jacob Holsopple. He left his family on 27 Aug, in good health, & went to his work, at rolling mills in Johnstown, where while engaged in coupling an engine & truck, he was crushed between them, & injured in lower part of his body. He was brought home & suffered great pain until death relieved him.

[NI003474] Un of Md College Park, BS Indust Eng 1963. Water sports, runner. P O Boc 242 Achilles VA 23001

[NI003495] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
George Kniss State: PA Enumeration District: 0132 Color: W Age: 65 Birth Place: Germany Visit: 0160 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02460291 Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth 60, PA

[NI003547] Gospel Herald- Vol XXXII, No 48 Feb 29, 1940 pg 1023-24. Blough,� John Henry b Aug 27 1855 d Feb 6 1940 aged 84y 5m 10d. He was s/o Samuel Blough (bishop in Menn Ch) & Susana (Layman) Blough. He had been memb Menn Ch for 60y. He m Mary Weaver Sep 3 1876. They lived most of 63y near Kring Station. To this union were b 14 chdn. 3 chdn preceded him. Survived by widow, 11 chdn, 20 gchdn, 4 ggchdn, & 3 sis'.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
John Henry Blough 54 W PA Cambria Head of Household
Wife Mary 54 PA
Son Fair S 28 PA
Son Tobias C 26 PA
Son Sylvester S 24 PA
Son Cloyd 23 PA
Son John 21 PA
dau Mary E 19 PA
dau Cora M 18 PA
Son Charles H 16 PA
Son Blair B 14 PA
Son Melvin 12 PA

[NI003551] Herald of Truth, Vol XXXVIII, # 4, Feb 15, 1901, pg 62, 63. BLOUGH. On 29 Jan 1901, Cambria Co., Ont., of lagrippe, John W. Blough, aged 72y 12m 21d. Bur 31st, at Weaver Menn M. H. Funeral conducted by John Blosser, OH; S. D. Yoder & Samuel Gindlesperger. He was member Menn Ch for abt 50y. He m Mary Lehman Apr 18, 1852. To this union were b 3 chdn; 2 are still living. He was again m to May Blough, Jun 24 1858. To this union were b 8 chdn, of whom 5 are still living. He also had 23 gchdn living & 5 d; 3 ggchdn living & 2 d. His 2nd wife d Feb 24 1895. Since that time he had his home with his dau & son-in-law, Bro. & Sis Shaffer.
Lived near Weaver Church, Johnstown, PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 14
417 5 2730 2766 Blough John Jr. 31 M farmer 2000 650 PA
Blough Mary 28 F PA
Blough Sarah A. 7 F PA
Blough Josiah 5 M PA
Blough Hiram 1 M PA
Layman Eve 32 F PA
1870 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 11 Aug 1870 by John Wilkin
20 61 59 Blough John W. 41 M W farmer 6,000 500 PA
Blough Mary 38 F W housekeeper PA
Blough Josiah 15 M W PA
Blough Mary 8 F W PA
Blough Idaline 4* F W PA
Blough Lucinda 4 F W PA
Blough John 1 M W PA
Alwine John 38 M W farm laborer PA

[NI003553] Herald of Truth, Vol XXX, # 13, Jul 1, 1893 - pg 214, 215, 216. BLOUGH. On 13 May 1893, Roxbury, Cambria Co, Pa of whooping-cough & catarrh, Clayton s/o A. & Lydia Blough, aged 11m 20d. Bur 15th, Blough M H in Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, Pa. Funeral at house by Bish Jonas Blough & at M H by Samuel Gindlesperger & Simon Layman.

[NI003554] Gospel Herald Vol XXI # 48 Feb 28 1929 pg 1005, 1006, 1007. Wingard, Katherine (Blough) b Apr 25 1845 d Jan 22 1929 aged 83y 8m 27d. In 1865 she m Jacob J Wingard, who d 13y ago. Following chdn survive her: Mrs Christy Miller, McAllisterville, Pa; Jennie w/o Bishop William Graybill, Richfield, Pa; Hiram, who resides on homestead; Elias, Central City, Pa; Alice w/o J A Hummel, Rockton, Pa; Katie & John, both at home; & Emma w/o Charles Frederick, Kring's Sta, Pa. 4 chdn preceded her. Also survived by 1 stepson Levi J Wingard, Richland Twp. 1 stepdau Anna w/o L A Blough d 1925. Memb Menn Ch over 60y. Funeral Jan 25 Weaver's Ch by E L Frey, James Saylor, & C A Graybill. Bur Ch Cem.

[NI003556] Gospel Herald Vol LII # 7 Feb 17 1959. Hummel, Alice d/o Jacob & Catherine (Blough) Wingard b Mar 6 1881, Johnstown, Pa d of cancer Dec 20 1958, Wilmington, DE aged 77y 9m 14d; m Dec 24 1905 to John A Hummel, Johnstown, Pa, he preceded her on Mar 7 1943. Surviving are 7 chdn: Pearl Mrs Edmund Hjerpe, North Ridgeville, OH; Chester, Amarillo, TX; Ida, Scottdale, Pa; Anna Mrs Ernest Crowe, Caldwell, NJ; Ruth & Mabel, Wilmington, DE; & Goldie Mrs Alvin Hostetler, on furlough from India, 18 gchdn, 19 ggchdn, 3 stepdaus Alda Mrs A R Baker, Colwyn, Pa; Lillian Mis E A Thompson, Elyria, OH; & Ada Mrs H R Gompf, Waldo, OH; 3 sis' Mrs Jennie Graybill & Mrs Christy Miller, both Richfield, Pa; & Katie, Johnstown, Pa; & 3 bros Hiram, Wooster, OH; John, Johnstown, Pa; & Elias, Geistown, Pa. 1 stepsons, 2 sis', & 3 gchdn preceded her. She was memb Greenwood, DE Conservative Menn Ch. Funeral Dec 23 in charge of Isaac Metzler & Jason Hollopeter, at Rockton, Pa Ch, where she had been memb until after her husb's death; bur Rockton Cem.

[NI003557] Gospel Herald Vol XXXV No 51 Mar 18 1943 pg 1094,1095. Hummel, John A s/o Henry & Sarah (Brubaker) Hummel b Rockton, Pa Apr 23 1866 d Mar 7 1943 aged 76y 10m 15d. Dec 11 1888 he m Annie Henry of Rockton. To this union were b 6 chdn. His wife & 1 infant son preceded him. Dec 24 1905 he m Alice Wingard of Johnstown, Pa. To this union were b 7 chdn. Surviving are widow & 12 chdn: Alda Baker, Colwyn, Pa; Chauncey Hummel, DuBois, Pa; Lillian Thompson. Elyria, OH; Charley Hummel, Rockton; Ada Sompf, Cleveland, OH; Pearl Hjerpe, Elyria, OH; Chester Hummel, Washington, DC; Ida Hummel, Scottdale; Anna Crowe, Jersey City, NJ; Ruth, Mabel, & Goldie Hummel, Harrisonburg, Va; also 17 gchdn, 3 sis' Lorena Spicher, Rockton, Jennie Johnson & Elva Black, DuBois, & 2 bros Joseph Hummel, Newark, DE, & Nathaniel Hummel, Clearfield. The deceased spent all of his 76y at Rockton. Aug 15 1890 he united with Rockton Menn Ch. Funeral Mar 10 at home & at Rockton Menn Ch in charge of Ross R Metzler asstd by D I Stonerook, Jason Hollopeter, J M Nissley, & J L Horst. bur Rockton Menn Cem.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
John A Humchel 44 PA Clearfield Head of Household
Wife Alice 29 PA
Son Chauncey H 18 PA
dau Alda B 20 PA
dau Lilly M 17 PA
Son Charley D 14 PA
dau Ada M 10 PA
dau Pearl E 03 PA
Son Chester M NR PA

[NI003586] Moved to Ohio and took the family Bible

[NI003667] He was known as "Big Christ" because of his large size, but also to distinguish him from his first cousin "Little Christ" Blough of the Berlin Branch of the family. He was a farmer; a member & deacon of the Mennonite Ch. During the Revolutionary War he served as a private the 7th Batt. PA troops, under Capt. Robert McKee (DAR Lineage Book, Volume 96, page. 208). Blough Cem. listing of Quemahoning Twp.: Christian BLOUGH d. 1830, age 73 REV SOLDIER (Bronze plaque erected by Quemahoning Chapter DAR 1922) Notes for SARAH: Blough Cem. listing of Quemahoning Twp.: w/o Christian d. 1827, age 72.

[NI003673] The Blauch & Fyock families respectively are of Swiss & German origin, & were among the early settlers of Somerset co.. Jacob Blauch was a native of the celebrated city of Berne, Switzerland, & settled at an early day in Somerset co., where he followed farming until his death at an advanced age. Of his sons who remained in the co., one was David Blauch, who was born in 1789, & died in 1872. He was a shoemaker by trade, but followed farming during his long & useful life. He was a member of the Mennonite church, & passed his years with remarkable exception from pain & sickness, never being ill a day until his summons came to rest from the toils of life. Mr. Blauch married Barbara Fyock, a native of Somerset co., & a member of the Seven-Day Bapt. church. She was born in 1808, & passed away in 1884, at 76 yrs of age. Her father, John Fyock, an old & well-known resident of Somerset co., lived to a ripe old age.
Herald of Truth; May 1872 On 21 Mar, in Somerset co., PA, Bro. David Blough, at the advanced age of 82 yrs., 8 mos., & 13 dys. Bur 23rd in presence of a large concourse of relatives & friends. He was married four times, & was father of 17 chdn, 68 gchdn, & 87 ggchdn, in all, 172 souls. Servs by Bishop Samuel Blough
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
103 Blough, David 60 M Shoemaker - 1000 A.
Blough, Barbara 43 F
Blough, Joseph 16 M Farmer
Blough, John 16 M Farmer
Blough, Susanna 10 F
Blough, Hanah 4 F
Blough, David 1 M
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
21 129 125 Blough David 81 M W Retired Farmer Pa
Blough Barbara 56 F W wife Pa
Blough David 21 M W farm laborer Pa
Blough Hannah 23 F W domestic servant Pa

[NI003675] Blough Cem. listing of Quemahoning Twp.: w/o Christian d. 1827, age 72.

[NI003679] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
17 17 HERSHBERGER Henry 68 M Farmer
Mary 66 F
Franey 36 F
Nancy 30 F
Sarah 25 F
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 20 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
25 215 213 Hershberger Henry 88 M W Retired Farmer . 300 Penna
26 215 213 Hershberger Frany 61 F W Seamster 500 630 Penna
27 215 213 Hershberger Mary 57 F W Seamster . 500 Penna
28 215 213 Hershberger Sarah 46 F W Seamster . 500 Penna

[NI003681] Gospel Witness - Vol 1, # 45 - Feb 7 1906 - pg 419 & in Herald of Truth Jan 25 1906, pg 31, 32 Vol XLIII, # 4. Blough. On 9 Jan 1906, very suddenly, at his home in Holsopple, Pa John D Blough, aged 71y 5m 9d. He was at his evening work, & had lain down on lounge to rest, where he fell asleep, & d. Funeral 11th at UBC at Holsopple, where he had been memb for many yrs. Serv by Pre Buffington & S. D. Yoder.
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 17 Jun 1 H. J. Boyts
32 150 143 Blaugh John 36 M W farmer 2,000 Pa
Blaugh Rachel 32 F W wife Pa
Blaugh Elisa Ann 10 F W At Home Pa
Blaugh Josiah 7 M W At Home Pa
Blaugh Emanuel 4 M W At Home Pa
Blaugh Issabella 1 F W At Home Pa
1890 Census Veteran's Special Schedule Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
31 139 148 John D. Blough Pvt H 171 Pa militia 24 Oct 1862 8 Aug 1863 9 14 Holsopple Somerset Co Pa heart disease, memb UBC. On Nov 1 1852, he enlisted in Co. H, 171st PA Vol.s for 9 mo.s. Mustered out Aug 8 1863. He re-enlisted but was returned home for disability.

[NI003682] Barbara Fyock, dau. of John Fyock, was b. in Paint Twp Jul 5 1803. Barbara m. John Replogle, who died when he was only 38 yrs old. Barbara later m David Blough, who had been m twice before. David & Barbara (Fyock) Blough lived in Foustwell. Barbara was mother of Susan, who m. John Lehman; Jacob Replogle, who resided in Florida; Mary, who m. Jacob Spangler; Daniel, who d. in the Civil War; & John Replogle. To her 2nd marriage she had 2 more chldrn: Hannah Blough & David D. Blough, who became a well-known speaker in the area & a historian on the Blough & Fyock families. David Blough Sr. died in 1872 at the age of 82 & is buried in the old Foustwell Cem. Barbara Blough d. at the age of 76. She was buried in the old Weaver Mennonite Ch sect of Richland Cem near her 1st husb.

[NI003690] Deed 7/12/1801-2/10/1802 Somerset: Peter Libengood (wife Barbara) sold 2 tracts in Elk Lick Twp, Somerset Co, to son John. Article of Agreement in Somerset deed book 3 p 167 10/17/1801-2/10/1802 between John Livengood, youngest son, & father Peter Livengood to sell above 2 tracts & John to keep his parents. All of Peter Livengood's chldn were assigned to Barbara Nafziger by note in DBH5480 (Harvey Hostetler's Descendants of Barbara Hochstetler), footnote says, but as many as 4 might have been from Wife 1 OR all might have been from Wife 2, since "lately died" in the petition of note 3 might have meant any time in the past decade, or might have meant last week

[NI003700] When Billy Sunday came to J'town held revival at Point Stadium. Paul Jacobs and Roy converted at same meetings. Both base to buy homes. 33nd degree Mason. Gave to childrens' hospital, Pittsburg Wanted to help poorer people to get loans Finacial Controller, Dale National Bank

[NI003710] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Conrad Linkes State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 8154 Color: W Age: 42 B-Place: Germany Visit: 0415 Co.: Cambria, Relation: Husb.Image #: 02750185 Other Resid.s:
Wife Lizzie A 34, PA
Dau. Anna P 07, PA
Son Curtis C 03, PA
Wife Joseph Erb NR, PA
Wife Annie 43, PA
Son Joseph A, Jr 15, PA
Dau. Marie Erb 13, PA
Son Roy 10, PA
Dau. Gertrude 08, PA
Son Earl 02, PA

[NI003718] Gospel Herald Vol LVI # 7 Feb 19 1963 �pg 158, 159. Kniss, John s/o George & Elizabeth (Risch) Kniss b Somerset Co, Pa Jan 9 1872 d at his home, Johnstown, Pa Dec 29 1962 aged 89y 11m 20d. He married Louisa Blough, who preceded him. Surviving are 4 sons Lloy A, Orville F, John N, & Paul B, with whom he resided, 9 gchdn, 14 ggchdn, & 1 bro George & 1 sis & Mrs Emma Weaver. Memb Stahl Ch, funeral Jan 2 in charge of Sanford G Shetler, David Alwine, & Melvin Nussbaum.

[NI003722] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
( Jr. ) George H Kniss State: PA Enumeration District: 0132 Color: W Age: 27 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0159 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02460305 Other Residents:
Wife Sarah E 27, PA
NR Ralph Dobnicker 14, Austria

[NI003740] Henry Bock State: PA Enumeration District: 0140 Color: W Age: 44 Birth Place: Germany Visit: 0275 County: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00160273 Other Residents:
Wife Katie 40, PA
Daughter Clara 14, PA
Daughter Amelia 12, PA
Son William 09, PA
Son Henry, Jr 04, PA
Mother Catherine 76, Germany

[NI003748] Gospel Herald Aug 24 1939 Vol XXXII No 21 pg 456, 457. Kniss, Louisa d/o late Christian C & Pollie (Mishler) Blough b Somerset Co, Pa Jun 21 1873 d Aug 8 1939 aged 66y 1m 17d. She m John Kniss & they had 6 chdn of whom 2 d in infancy. Besides husb, she is survived by following chdn: Lloy A Kniss, missionary in Dhamtari, India; Orrville, Los Angeles, CA; John, Lancaster, Pa; Paul, Somerset Co, Pa. Also survived by 3 gchdn & 2 sis', & many other relatives & friends. Memb Menn Ch 49y. Though she suffered severely of cancer, she bore it all patiently. In her making of her funeral arrangements she requested that 5 ministers: Sanford G Shetler, John Layman, Harry C Blough, A J Metzler, & S O Shetler, ea speak at her funeral in Stahl Menn Ch. Bur in family plot in Stahl Cem.

[NI003751] Gospel Herald Vol IV # 3 Apr 20 1911 pg 47, 48. Kaufman, Nancy (Sala) b Oct 26 1845 d Apr 5 1911 aged 65y 5m 9d. She m Joseph I Kaufman Jun 13 1875, & is survived by husb, 5 sons, 1 Dau, 1 stepDau & 11 gchdn. Funeral by L A Blough. The deceased suffered many yrs with cancer in the face & for last few yrs she suffered severely.

[NI003752] Owned everything from Davidsville to Johnstown. A very enterprising man, a partner in building the first plank highway from Johnstown to Somerset.

[NI003754] Joseph was never married. Not a church member but was visited by Irvin Holsopple of the Kaufman Mennonite Church and subsequently buried by him and Harry Shetler at the Kaufman Church.

[NI003755] PA 1910 Miracode Index
John N Kauffman 34 W PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Annie 29 PA
dau Carry E 07 PA
dau Bertha N 05 PA
Son Calvin E 03 PA
SIL Ida Hershberger 27 PA

[NI003758] Herald of Truth Vol XX # 2 Jan 15 1883 pg 29,30. SALA. On 20 Dec, Conemaugh, Somerset Co, Pa, of palsy, John Sala, aged abt 63y. Funeral by Peter A Blough & Cyrus Harshberger. Bro Sala b & brought up in Somerset Co where he spent a quiet life. On 11 June as he was preparing to go to ch, he received a stroke of palsy, which lamed his right side & made him speechless, from which he never recovered. He was an undertaker by trade & made 329 coffins for those who d in his neighborhood.
1850 Census Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, PA
161 167 SOLO John 27 M Carpenter
Magdeline 27 F
Nancy 4 F
Joseph 3 M
Caroline 1 F
LEVINGSTON William 34 M Carpenter
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 17 Aug H. J. Boyts
15 164 163 Sala John 51 M W Farmer 3,500 1,200 Pa
Sala Martha 50 F W wife Pa
Sala Nancy 24 F W at home Pa
Sala Joseph 22 M W Farm Laborer Pa
Sala Caroline 21 F W at home Pa
Sala Levi 18 M W at home Pa
Sala Soloman 16 M W at home Pa
Sala John 14 M W at home Pa
Sala Frany 13 F W at home Pa
Sala Moses 11 M W at home Pa
Sala Peter 9 M W at home Pa
Sala William 4 M W at home Pa
Sala Jacob 7 M W at home Pa
Sala Mary 1 F W at home Pa

[NI003759] PA 1910 Miracode Index
Samuel G Shetler 39 PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Maggie J 33 PA
Dau Luella M 18 PA
Dau Rosella M 14 PA
Dau Goldie M 05 PA
Dau Margareta NR PA

[NI003779] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Abraham M Landis State: PA Enumeration District: 0103 Color: W Age: 39 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0156 County: Montgomery Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02760360 Other Residents:
Wife Susan L 35, PA
Son Levi A 14, PA
Son Samuel A 13, PA
Son Abraham A 11, PA
Mother-in-law Sarah M Alderfer 57, PA
Brother-in-law Jonas L 28, PA

[NI003920] The Teigland where Elias was born is now owned by Arne Markhus. The address is 5596 Markhus, phone Etne 780.

[NI003939] Tor and Kari left Norway for the USA in 1854 with their children Seselie (5 years old) and Kari # months old) and a half sister Taaran (age 11 years). The people who now own the farm are Ole O. Slake and his mother-in-law Alis Baugsto. (Address: Matre 5465, phone Skanvik 503) The farm's name: Ostebo and/or Seljesvik.

[NI003943] Anna Annaniason and daughters Magdalena. Otelia and Amanda emigrated from Norway in 1895.

[NI003998] In boyhood, Daniel and his parents moved to Jackson County, Iowa where they resided for several years. In 1869 they moved to Benton county, Iowa where he resided until his death.

[NI004005] Martha was a neice of Christina, Daniel's first wife.

[NI004021] 1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 7 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
130B 69 47 50 Cable Henry Head W M Nov 1872 27 M 3 PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes R H
Cable Flora Wife W F Aug 1873 26 M 3 2 2 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
Cable Forest Son W M Nov 1897 2 S PA PA PA
Cable Hazel Dau W F July 1899 10/12 PA PA PA

[NI004022] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 2 Nov by Henry Cook
30 451 501 Knupp Daniel 38 M Farmer 3,500 Pa
31 451 501 Knupp Mary A. 25 F Pa
32 451 501 Knupp Sarah 15 F Pa
33 451 501 Knupp John 13 M Pa

[NI004023] George came to the USA when he was 19 years old. He first settled in Chicago. In 1869 he came with his wife to Iowa and settled in Monroe township, Benton County. George died at 8:00 p.m. at the home of his son-in-law, Charles Thiele, from pneumonia. He is buried in the Gnagy Cemetary near Dysart, Iowa.

[NI004024] Christine came to the USA in 1848 and settled in Cook County, Illinois. In 1869 she came with her husband to Iowa and settled in Monroe township, Benton County.

[NI004074] 1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 9 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
4 187 187 Cable Joseph 40 M W farmer 7,000 1,560 Pa
5 187 187 Cable Sally 39 F W wife Pa
6 187 187 Cable Francis 13 M W at home Pa
7 187 187 Cable Sarah 11 F W at home Pa
8 187 187 Cable John H 9 M W at home Pa
9 187 187 Cable James 7 M W at home Pa
10 187 187 Cable Silas 3 M W at home Pa
11 187 187 Cable Mary 8/12 F W at home Pa Octr
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O.W.Williamson Pg 23, 23 Jun 1880
441A 38 207 217 Cable Joseph W M 50 Farmer PA PA PA
441A 39 207 217 Cable Sarah W F 48 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
441A 40 207 217 Cable Francis W M 22 Son Works on farm PA PA PA
441A 41 207 217 Cable Jane W F 20 Daughter At home PA PA PA
441A 42 207 217 Cable John W M 18 Son PA PA PA
441A 43 207 217 Cable James W M 16 Son PA PA PA
441A 44 207 217 Cable Silas W M 14 Son PA PA PA
441A 45 207 217 Cable Mary W F 11 Daughter PA PA PA
441A 46 207 217 Cable Kate W F 5 Daughter PA PA PA
JOSEPH CABLE, s/o Henry Cable, b. 19 Mar 1830, d. 14 Jul 1890, m. Sally BLOUGH, 13 May 1856,the d/o John Blough; Joseph Cable s/o Henry & ggson/o Abraham Cable, lived near Cunningham which was located between Stoyestown & Kantner. Joseph kept a diary for 37 yrs & it was quite a complete book for his day.

[NI004076] 1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PAEnumerated 1 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
128A 1 1 1 Cable Jonathan Head W M Mar 1835 65 M 40 . . PA PA PA . . . Farmer
128A 2 1 1 Cable Elizabeth Wife W F Nov 1837 62 M 40 10 8 PA Scottland PA
128A 3 1 1 Cable Jemima Daughter W F Jan 1872 28 S . . . PA PA PA
128A 4 1 1 Cable Joseph Son W M Jun 1878 21 S . . . PA PA PA . . . Farm Laborer
JONATHAN CABLE, one of the most extensive producers of hay & grain in Western PA, was b Mar 16 1835, Shade Twp., where he now resides. His parents were Henry & Susan (Specht) Cable. His paternal gfather was Christian Cable, who moved from the eastern part of the State of PA to Brother's Valley Twp. about the yr 1780, & followed farming there until his death, which occurred in 1830. Jonathan Cable received his schooling in his native Twp.. Learning the blacksmith's trade when a young man, he followed it for a number of yrs, & then turned his attention to farming. Naturally active & capable, diligent & painstaking, being especially adapted to agricultural pursuits, he has met with good success. In 1896, he took possession of his present farm, consisting of 836 acres. At least 1/2 of his land is under cultivation, yielding, besides the other farm products of this locality, unusually large crops of hay & grain. On Nov 16 1860, Mr. Cable m. Elizabeth Rodgers, d/o David & Susan (Woldord) Rodgers. Her father was a prosperous farmer of this Twp., & her mother was d/o Conrad Wolford, Shade. Mr. & Mrs. Cable have had 10 chldn: Mary J., James M., Frank P. (deceased), Annie H., Norman E., David R., Jemima B., Elza N., Naomi M., & Joseph R. Mary Jane m. Lorenzo J. Miller, & has 8 chldn -- Bertha M., Sarah E., Joseph R., Pearl, Howard W., Ida B., Percy, & Gring J. James Monroe, m. Annie Miller, has 7 chldn -- John A., Regina M., Dessie M., Jennie P., Ethel, Russell, & Louie. Annie H., m. Joseph L. Wilson. Norman E., IA, m. Millie Lewis, & has 3 chldn -- Horace, Ethel, & 1 younger. David R. m. Agnes Cook, & has 2 chldn -- William S. & Clarence C. Elza m. Louise Finley, & has 2 sons -- Franklin L. & Glen E. Naomi M. & Joseph Russell Cable are both at home. In politics, Mr. Cable is Rep.. He is a 7th Day Bapt. in his religious belief, & his parents belonged to that denomination.

[NI004081] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
119 Cable, Tobias 41 M Farmer - 600 Acres
Cable, Sarah 40 F
Cable, Delilah 14 F
Cable, Daniel 12 M
Cable, Jacob 11 M
Cable, Simon 5 M
Cable, Mary E. 2 F
Cable, John G. 1 M

[NI004108] He sold wholesale store goods to the county stores there. He also farmed on shares. He moved to Lockland, Ohio about 1923 or 1924 and worked in construction as a carpenter. He moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1928 and worked on the Frigidaire Plant untill the bust and was laid off. He moved on a farm in Germantown, Gratis, Ohio area in 1933 and farmed and worked as a carpenter until he died of cancer in 1938.

[NI004109] Lula said that she cleaned rooms in a hotel in Mt. Vernon Ky. to help supplment the family income. She lived in a small 2 room apartment in Gratis Ohio till she started having strokes. She moved to her sons house in Lanier twp. Ohio between Gratis and Eaton. She passed on in the house, I can remember coming home from school and her bed being empty, and hoping that she was well. She had told me that you could tell if a chick was going to be a rooster if it was black. She loved to cook pork chops and fried apples for me. I would go to her apartment and stay with her a lot. I can rember her letting her hair down out of her bun and combing it. It was very long and would come to her knees. I fell guilty cause one time she fixed me a meal and I was off playing and forgot about it and it hurt her feeling.

[NI004110] Went to join the service to fight in WWI when he was just 17. He worked at the camp waiting for his 18th birthday and got the flu and died at Fort Thomas

[NI004115] Mason served in the European Theater in WWII and in the resructure of Europe. He Served in the Korean War also. He had many decorations.

[NI004119] Samuel owned a lot of farms and tenant farmed them out. I had a chance to talk to a Fred Van Hook who said he was Samuels nephew, and his dad farmed for Samuel. He also owned a general store and the post office for Van Hook, Ky. was run out of it. This was located between Mt. Veron and Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY. He moved to Missouri, and opened a store which did not go well. He sold this and moved back to Kentucky. He was a wealty man but this was not handed down to his boys. After his death Annie remarried and the wealth went to her new family. He was very saddened by the death of John and never got over it.

[NI004122] John liked to Hobo around the country and was killed trying to jump a train in Cincinatti Ohio.

[NI004133] Never have found where Martin is buried, but must be somewhere around Brodhead or Mt. Vernon as most of his children and descendants are buried at Friendship Cemetery or between Mt. Vernon and Somerset.

[NI004148] Benjamin and his father Samuel were taken prisoner and marched to Detroit where they were held prisoner for 4 years and 2 months.

[NI004169] Samuel and son, Benjamin were taken prisoner and marched to Detroit wher they were held prisoner for 4 years and 2 months. They returned to Kentucky, and Samuel later married Hannah Wilson Williams. Her husband had been killed by Indians while working in a tobacco patch. Hannah was scalped by Indians at the capture of Ruddles Station, Ky., in the winter of 1780.

[NI004170] Hannah was scalped by Indians at the Capture of Ruddles Station Ky. in the winter of 1780.

[NI004186] Killed in the Revoluntionary war, Maurice River twp., Cumberland Co., 1776.

[NI004188] The spelling of van Hoeck was changed to Van Hook after the Revlotionary War. It was Americanizing thier names. Lawerence moved his family to New Jersey in 1712.

[NI004198] Arent was a member of the Old Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands by 1648. So he had migrated to America by then. Note that Arent's Middle name Isaaczen, the zen is in referance to Arent being Isaac son. Note that this is changed to sen, this is the English influence on the Dutch language. In 1665 the English took over New Netherlands and named it after the Duke of York who ordered the attack.

[NI004212] van Hoboken were the founders of Hoboken Ny.

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His left leg was half the size of his other leg, it was a minuter it had a knee and foot, it was just smaller than the other one. Grandma said that he would kick you with. She said that when you got in trouble you had better not run from him cause he could catch you and then you were really in for it. She said he could work the mules as good as anybody. He brrowed 125.00 dollars form a uncle Bill, He bought 3 farms in Shopville KY.

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One of two twins one must have died. A note form Steve Bingham Oct. 20, 1992.

[NI004244] Father in Law of Old Bobby Howard

[NI004472] Father Major BEESLEY


[NI004689] Gospel Herald Vol V # 41 Jan 9 1913 pg 654, 655, 656. Risch, Almira (Blough) b May 28 1861 d Dec 28 1912 aged 51y 7m. Deceased was d/o Susanna Blough who survives her. She was lifelong memb Menn Ch. She leaves husb, 2 daus, a son, 4 bros, 4 sis' & host of friends. Funeral Kaufman Menn Ch, Johnstown, Pa by Bros S G Shetler & James Saylor. Bur Kaufman Cem.

[NI004969] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
41 41 YODER Joseph 64 M Farmer
Maria 59 F

[NI004971] Christian Yoder was the first Amish bishop of the Glades congregation in northern Somerset Co., PA. He served as bishop from 1785 until his death 53 years later. It is thought that Christian was the first Amish Bishop ordained in America; the ordination of Jacob Mast post-dating that of Christian Yoder.

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