[NI040851] George Jasper White & Karen White (Karen, no relation to our tribe), you know they lived together a few yrs before m. We always joked about them taking so long to m. just because they couldn't decide who's last name to go by.
[NI040858] Bridget Lee Hunter was adopted by Larry Lynott.
[NI040859] Brandon Lee Hunter was adopted by Larry Lynott.
Somerset Co. Deeds Book #24, p. 143 Petition on the estate of Samuel Horner, dated 3 Sept 1849, held at the Orphan's Court: The petition of Michael Horner was presented setting forth that his father Samuel Horner late of Quemahoning Twp., Co. of Somerset d. intestate leaving a widow Magdalena & 9 chldn: Jacob Horner, John Horner, Elias Horner, Joseph Horner, Susannah intermarried with John Lambert, Sarah intermarried with Levi Wingart, Elizabeth intermarried with Nicholas Barnedt the said Elizabeth being also decd. & leaving 3 chldn: Samuel Jacob, & Sarah of whom Jacob Casebeer is appointed guardian, Catherine who was intermarried with Samuel Levingston now decd. leaving surviving her 2 chldn: Mary & Josiah of whom Peter Levy is appointed guardian, & Michael Horner the petitioner.
1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 19 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
3 113 117 Horner Michael 43 M W Farmer 1,000 PA
4 113 117 Horner Margaret 43 F W PA
5 113 117 Horner Magdelene 22 F W PA
6 113 117 Horner Elisabeth 20 F W PA
7 113 117 Horner Mary 16 F W PA
8 113 117 Horner Samuel 18 M W Farmer PA
9 113 117 Horner Jacob 13 M W PA
10 113 117 Horner Joseph 12 M W PA
11 113 117 Horner William 7 M W PA
12 113 117 Horner Henry 4 M W PA
13 113 117 Horner Christina 3 F W PA
14 113 117 Haynes M*** 23 M W Carpenter PA First name could be Mesias
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 23 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
23 155 162 Horner Michael 63 M W Farmer 500 PA
24 155 162 Horner Margaret 63 F W Keeping house PA
25 155 162 Horner Christine A. 21 F W PA
26 155 162 Horner Cornelius 19 M W PA
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 24 Oct by Henry Cook
2 295 331 Mangus Daniel 35 M Laborer Pa
3 295 331 Mangus Catherine 33 F Pa
4 295 331 Mangus Mary 13 F Pa
5 295 331 Mangus Samuel 8 M Pa
6 295 331 Mangus Barbara 7 F Pa
7 295 331 Mangus Sarah 4 F Pa
8 295 331 Mangus William 2 M Pa
9 295 331 Mangus Susan 28 F Pa
[NI041016] Rachel went to common school. She was especially capable with the needle, in art work, fine character. She loved reading & church work.
[NI041035] Trib-Dem. Mon Jan. 22 1962, pg.18 Wilbur E. Graham, 57,129 East Lloyd St., Ebensburg, d. Jan 21 1962, at home. b. Aug 4 1904, Strongstown, s/o Victor T. & Bertha C. (CARNEY) GRAHAM. Survive widow Margaret Nimmo. Bro. of Clyde, Conway, PA,;Mahlon, Wadsworth, OH; Homer, Sankertown; Blaine & Robert, both of Ebensburg; Mrs. Florence Trinkley, Heilwood; Mrs. Grace Hibbard, Nanty Glo; Mrs. Viola Batteu, Bridgeton, NJ; Mrs. Mildred Cook, Ebensburg RD. Vet. WW II, Mem. of VFW & Amer. Legion Posts, both of Ebensburg. 40 yr employee of PA Electric Co,; was a forman for 13 yrs. Friends received 7-9 pm Mon & 2-4 & 7-9pm. Tue, John W. Askew Funeral Home serv. 2pm Wed, Rev. Wallace Faas. Bur. Forest Lawn Cem. Mem. serv. 8:15 pm Tue graveside rites in charge of Amer. Legion VFW.
[NI041072] 11 Jun 1921 Johnstown Trib: West Taylor Woman Dies At Rager Home. Death Recalls Tragedy In Prosser Hollow In 1902. Mrs. Martha T. Mitchell, age 61 yrs, widow of Phillip Mitchell, d. at 6pm last eve. at the home of her dau. Mrs. H.W. Rager of West Taylor Twp. Her death due to a complication of diseases. She was d/o George L. & Sophia (Ribblet) Bowser & was b. in West Taylor Twp Mar 27 1860. Her parents have been dead for many yrs. The deceased was a sis. of Bart Bowser, of West Taylor Twp. Her husb. & 5 chldrn: Jesse, Charles, Jacob, Alice & Mary Mitchell were burned to death Apr 1 1902 at Prosser Hollow when their home caught fire after midnight. Mrs. Mitchell & several other chldrn escaped in their nightclothes. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by several chldrn & 32 gchldrn. Her chldrn are: George O.;Jonathon L., & James P. Mitchell; Nancy, w/o B.F. Bowser; Elizabeth, w/o Joseph Kauffman, & Irene, w/o Harold W. Rager, all of West Taylor Twp; Elda, w/o William Kaufman of Windber; & William, where- abouts ukwn. Mrs. Mitchell was a memb. of the Ch. of the Breth. of Windber, where she united with the congregation some yrs ago. Funeral serv.s will be held on Mon. afternoon, the eulogy to be given at Pleasant Hill Ch. of the Breth. at 2pm probably by Rev. C.C. Sollenberger, of the Morrellville congregation. Her husb., who was b. in Jackson Twp, was for a long time a woodsman in West Taylor Twp.
1850 census Greenville Twp., Somerset Co., PA
600-88 Klingaman George 72 M Farmer PA
Catharine 65 F PA
Sarah 37 F PA
Leanah 22 F PA
Bittner Levi 12 M PA
Hochstetler Lydia 11 F PA
" 18th Century Emigrants: The Western Palatinate" by Burgett lists the confirmation & marriage of Adam Dick at the Kusel Ref. Ch. At the time of his marriage he was a resident of Etschberg, 2 mi.s southeast. Kusel is located just north of Ramstein, in a western corner of Germany near the Luxembourg & French borders. Another part of the book lists the parishioners of the Reformed Church at Ulmet (10 mi.s northeast of Kusel) in 1609, which includes Johannes, Johannes, Daniel & Samuel Dick, all residents of Ertesbach, which is located 1 mi. back towards Kusel. It appears that the Dick family had resided in this region since at least the beginning of the 1600's, & that a search of the German records would yield more siblings and relatives. Adam & Otillia arrived at Philadelphia on Sep 11 1738 on the 'Robert & Alice'. There 1st 3 chldrn, Elisabetha Margretha (1732), Maria Christina Margretha (1734) & Maria Juliana (1737), are listed in the records of the Kusel Ref. Ch. Apollonia (1738) was b. at sea, & John Christian (1740) is listed in the records of the 1st Ref. Ch. in Lancaster, PA. Nov 24 1752 Adam Dick of Warwick Twp., Lancaster bought land in York Co. from Ludwick Roterock of Berwick Twp., York Co., PA, adjacent to Henry Roudebuch, George Lake, & George Becker.(York Co., PA Deeds 2E-408 filed 9/22/1788). After moving to York Co., they became members of the Breth. Ch, & they are buried at the Mummert's Meeting House just north of Abbottstown, on the present day boundary of York 7 Adams co.s. Dau. Susannah m. John Horner at the Luth. Ch. in Hanover, about 10 mi.s south of Abbottstown. Another dau., Apollonia, m. Jonas Wolf, & they were members of the Ref. Ch. in Abbottstown. York Co., PA Deeds 2E-203-204 filed 3/10/1778 Written 9/10/1770 Adam Dick sells to Jonas
Wolf & John Horner land in Berwick Twp., York Co., PA 180ac. Includes provisions for Adam & his wife & a payment schedule to Jacob & Christina Brown, George & Catherina Bettinger, & Elizabeth Miller, gdaug. York Co., PA Deeds 2D-255,256 written & filed 4/27/1786 Heirs of Adam Dick settle estate
[NI041097] Johnstown Trib Mar 10 1953: MANGES, Mrs. Emma, 82, 819 Main St, Scalp Level, d 2 pm Mar 9 1953; b Oct 4 1870, Paint Twp, d/o Joseph J. & Lydia Belle (BLOUGH) SEESE. Survived by these chdn: Valeria w/o Dorsey OTT, Windber; William H., at home; Alice J. w/o J. K. DURYEA, 729 Scalp Ave, Johnstown; Clarence E., 12th St, Windber; & Mildred M. w/o Clarence LUTHER, Luther Rd, Johnstown; 10 gchdn; 7 ggchdn; & bro Oliver SEESE, Imler. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue & Wed Meek Funeral Home, Windber. Serv 2 pm Thu, Rev. Clarence H. ROSENBERGER. Bur Berkey Cem.
These two are likely sons, buried adjacent SEESE Norman M. 1898-1931.
SEESE Clay 1896- 1923 W.W. I
[NI041102] Mr.Statler was b. in Somerset Co., May 10, 1862 & his wife was b. there Jan 2, 1868. They are residents of Windber & the parents of the following chldrn: Elsie Minerva, m. William Berkebile, Arrow, PA; Hulda May, m. R.C. Horner, Windber; John Harrison, Windber; Clara Belle, m. Charles Horner, Windber; Dorsey Alvin, d. Sept 9, 1910; Ada Grace, m. H.D. Hostetler, Windber; Arthur Hobart, Windber; Verna L. Seese, who graduated Juniata College in 1924; Mayme Pearl, m. Foster Lehman, Rummel, PA; Vergie Margaret, student at Elizabethtown College; Ernest Sylvester, Scalp Level, PA; & Olive Marie, attends Windber High School.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Louis R Manges Age: 38 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0153 B Pl: PA Visit: 0053 Co: Somerset Relation: Head Other Resids:
Wife Emma 39, PA
Dau Valera 13, PA
Dau Freda 11, PA
Son William 09, PA
Dau Alice 05, PA
Son Clarence E 03, PA
Dau Mildred M 01, PA
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harry W Berkey State: PA Enumeration District: 9154 Color: W Age: 25 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0314 County: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00450456 Other Residents:
Niece Emma C 26, Pennsylvania
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
15 Weaver, Abraham 32 M Farmer
Weaver, Elizabeth 33 F
Weaver, Lucinda 8 F
Weaver, Stephen 7 M
Weaver, Maria 5 F
Weaver, Samuel 3 M
Weaver, Jacob 1 M
Shaffer, David 22 M Farmer - 1500 Acres
Gordon, Annie 21 F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 14 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
15 108 104 Weaver Abraham 52 M W farmer 24,000 Pa
16 108 104 Weaver Elisabeth 54 F W wife Pa
17 108 104 Weaver Samuel 23 M W farm laborer Pa
18 108 104 Weaver Jacob 21 M W farm laborer Pa
19 108 104 Weaver Hiram 17 M W At Home Pa
20 108 104 Weaver Susanna 13 F W At Home Pa
21 108 104 Weaver Jonas 9 M W At Home Pa
22 108 104 Stutzman Mary 15 F W domestic servant Pa
23 108 104 Messerbach Elisa 35 F W domestic servant Pa
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 21 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
138B 57 190 197 Custer Daniel Head W M Jan 1830 70 W 2 PA PA PA Farmer 0 No No Yes O F F 154
Wechtenheisen Katie Dau W F Aug 1863 36 M 2 0 0 PA PA PA No No Yes
Wechtenheisen Frank S-in-law W M 23 M 2 PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes
[NI041140] History of Bedford & Somerset Co., pg 507 "William Custer, son of Abraham & Angie (Berket) Custer, b. 1843 & began his life as a laborer, but in 1897 purchased the farm on which he now lives. During the Civil war he served in the Union army, enlisting in 1863. In religious life he is a Luth. Mr. Custer m. 1866, Elizabeth Seese..."
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Charles Lehman State: PA Dist: 0151 Color: W Age: 27 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0353 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02770638 Other Residents:
Wife Oraama 23, PA
Dau Mahala R NR, PA
Brother William H 22, PA
Brother Frank E 18, PA
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Daniel Barefoot State: PA Enumeration District: 0151 Color: W Age: 55 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0321 County: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00440050 Other Residents:
Wife Lorana 54, Pennsylvania
Daughter Alice 29, Pennsylvania
Daughter Hattie 27, Pennsylvania
[NI041180] Jacob Eash is considered founder of Scalp Level. He, along with his bro-in-law Jacob Marner, settled near the Falls abt 1818. Eash blt a home on Little Paint Creek, a short distance abv its junction with Paint Creek. Early in 1830s, Eash erected a grist mill on south bank of Paint Creek, a short distance below falls. He used water from the falls to run his overshot wheel which produced power for his mill. In 1833, he bought 100 acs from Adam Orris & later his bro-in-law's property when Marner left the state. He blt a water sawmill on Little Paint, tore down the little log house on Marner site & dragged the logs into Scalp Level. It was abt this time the town got its name. The ordinance book of Paint Boro outlining history of Scalp Level gives following theory on its name: "Mr. Jacob Eash who owned a large tract of land embracing present boro of Scalp Level & Paint Boro to what is now called Eureka No. 37 & easterly to Eureka No. 40 & the hill easterly of RR track between Scalp Level & Eureka No. 40. All this land was heavily timbered with finest of hemlock & chestnut. One day he had some men do some grubbing for him in a patch of cut timber to clear land for a bur grd which is northerly from present Luther St. & short distance over hill from Main St. When inspecting work of the men, he noticed that they had not made clean work of stumps & underbrush; & turning to the men, he said: 'Boys, scalp them level.' The old gentlemans' saying became a by-word & in time, when the town was named, it retained the by-word coming from its 1st settler.
[NI041190] Gospel Herald Vol XVIII # 27 Oct 1 1925 pg 543. Speicher, David b Somerset Co, Pa Jun 14 1840 & d his home, Middlebury, IN Sep 6 1925 age 85y 2m 22d. Preceded by 1st wife Rebecca (Blough) & 2 chdn. Survived by 2nd wife Fannie & 2 chdn: William Speicher & Mrs William Eash. Also 10 gchdn, 11 ggchdn, 5 stepchdn & 29 stepgchdn. He came to IN 60y ago & has lived here ever since. He was memb Menn Ch. Funeral Tue 1:30 pm at Forks Ch, J P Miller & D D Miller officiating. Bur Pashan Cem.
[NI041191] Gospel Herald Vol III # 39 Dec 29 1910 pg 627, 628. Speicher, Rebecca (Blough) b Somerset Co, Pa Dec 5 1841 d Middlebury, IN Nov 23 1910 aged 68y 11m 18d. 2 of her chdn preceded. She leaves husb, 1 son & 1 dau. Funeral at Forks M H by A S Cripe in English & Y C Miller in German. She was memb Shore congregation.
Johnstown paper Fri Nov 28 1884. d. at the residence of her son, Adam Varner, South Fork on the 24th, Lydia, relict of Jacob Varner, aged abt 83 yrs. Bur Mt. Hebron Cem. Wed. Johnstown Trib, Jul 29 1915: Mrs. Lydia Strayer Varner, w/o Jacob G. Varner, d. of general debility last eve. at 6 pm at the home of her son, Irvin Varner, near Elton, in her 82d yr. She had been ill for sev. wks. The funeral will take place at 9 am Sat, serv.s will be conducted at Salix Un. Ev. Ch. by Rev. J. C. Powell, bur Mt. Hope Cem. The deceased was d/o Joseph & Mary Magdalene Stull Strayer & was b. on Benshoff Hill, West Taylor Twp., Mar 11 1833. Her only surviving sis. is Mrs. Lavina Enfield of KS where bro., Daniel Strayer, passed away last fall. 2 other bro.s, George & William Strayer together with a sis., Mrs. Barbara Lehman, have been dead for some yrs. She & Jacob G. Varner were m. by Rev. J. G. Stull in Jun 1851. She was also preceded in death by a son Emanual Varner. Besides her sis., Mrs. Varner is survived by 6 chldrn, 32 grandchldrn, & 24 great grandchldrn. Her surviving sons & dau.s are Sylvester, Conemaugh; Martin L. & Samuel L. both of Dale Boro; Mary, w. of Josiah Gramling, Elton; U. Grant of Elton & J. Irvin, Salix. She united with the Ev. Church when she was but 15 yrs of age. She was bapt. by Rev Uriah Everhart & was converted during the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Cupp.
Civil War Pension Record for Lydia (nee STRAYER) VARNER Widow of Jacob G.)VARNER Under Act of Jun 27 1890 No. 624,718 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Department of the Interior BUREAU of PENSIONS It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the US, Lydia Varner, Widow of Jacob G. Varner who was a Pvt; Co. A. 107th Reg. PA Vol. Inf. is entitled to a pension under the provisions of the ACT of JUN 27 1890, at the rate of $8 per mo to commence on 24 Jan 1907 an to continue during her widowhood. Given at the Dept. of the Interior 9 Apr 1907 & of the Independence of the USA the 131st "J. R. Garfield" Secretary of the Interior Countersigned "J. H. Davenport" Acting Commissioner of Pensions
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 9, 1860 pg 354
403 26 2631 2665 Varner Jacob G. 30 M farmer 800 450 PA
403 27 2631 2665 Varner Lydia 27 F Pennna
403 28 2631 2665 Varner Sylvester 8 M PA
403 29 2631 2665 Varner Emanuel 5 M PA
403 30 2631 2665 Varner Martin L. 3 M PA
403 31 2631 2665 Varner Mary M. 7/12 F PA
Johnstown Wkly Trib, Fri. Dec. 28, 1906. Jacob G. VARNER, who was stricken with paralysis at his home in Elton last Fri., d. 10:30 pm Tue. Aged 77 yrs. he was in Johnstown last Fri. & seemed to be enjoying good health. That night he was stricken, & did not regain consciousness. The funeral will take place at 9:30 am today from the Un. Ev. Ch. at Elton. The serv.s will be in charge of Rev. J.H. Boozer. The remains will be laid to rest at the Mt. Hope Cem.. He was b. in Richland Twp., the son of Samuel S. & Mary Ann Giffin Varner, deceased, 2 of the pioneer residents of Conemaugh Twp.. Cambria Co., where they d. many yrs ago. He was the bro. of Stephen R. Varner of Wesmont; Mrs. Jacob C. (Ella) Stineman; Mrs. Frederick (Nancy) Croyle, & Mrs. Richard (Lavinea) Wells, all of So. Fork. He & Ms Lydia Strayer were m. in this vicinity over 50 yrs ago. Besides his wife, he is survived by a dau., Mrs. Josiah (Polly) Grumbling, of Richland Twp., & by 5 sons: Sylvester of Conemaugh; Martin L. of Dale Boro; Samuel & Grant, at home in Elton & Irvin of Windber. Also 33 grandchldrn & several great grandchldrn. Emmanual Varner, one of his sons, d. about a yr ago. He spend the greater portion of his life in Richland Twp., where he engaged in farming. He was a Rep. all his life & served as Justice of the Peace, Rd Supervisor, & School Director in that Twp. for a number of yrs. He retired from the farm 4 yrs ago, & has since been living in Elton. During the rebellion, he served as a pvt. in Co. A, 107th Reg., PA Volunteers. He was a member of the Emory Fisher Post No. 130 of the G.A.R. of this city. He was a lifelong memb. of the Ev. Assc. & at the time of his death was the Pres. of the Board of Trustees of the Un. Ev. Ch. at Elton. He was a vet. of the Civil War, having served in Company A, 197th Reg.,P. V. I, His death occured in Elton on 25 Dec 1906. Jacob G. Varner was a bro. of the late Stephen R. Varner, & also of Mrs. Jacob C. Stineman who husb. was a member of the State Senate from 1897 to 1908 & also in 1913, when he passed away.
B'ar Honus means Bear hunter
John was a pioneer settler in Shade Twp. He resided in a log house near Cairnbrook. John was a weaver & a highly skilled bear hunter.
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA John J. Schell
210-69 Lambert, John ( of G.) 52 M Farmer PA
Susan 41 F
George 21 M PA
Catharine 18 F PA
Elizabeth M. 1 F PA
To the honorable judges of the orphans court of Somerset Co., PA. The petition of Susanna Lambert, widow, respectfully represents. That her late husb John Lambert of G. d intestate, leaving to survive him, your petitioner, & 3 chldn, to wit: Geroge H., Catherine, & Elizabeth, the last named being a minor under the age 14 yrs, who has no person legally authorized to take charge of her person & estate. Your petitioner therefore prays your honors to appoint some proper person for that purpose; & she will pray Ye. Attest Geroge Lambert Susanna Lambert her mark
30-4-1862 - To the honorable the judges of the orphans court of Somerset Co., PA. The petition of Geroge H. Lambert, eldest son & heir at law of John Lambert of G. died late of Shade Twp in said Co. Honorably showeth: That your petitioners said father lately died intestate, leaving a widow, Susanna, & issue 3 chldn, to wit: your petitioner, Catherine, now intermarried with Henry M. Miller, resident in Bedford Co., PA, & Elizabeth; the last named being still in her minority; & that the intestate died seized in his demise as of for, of & in a certain ? & tract of land situate in said twp of Shade, adjoining lands of George Lambert, William Miller, George H. Lambert, Solomon Kimmel & Alexander McGregor, Containing 212 acres & allowance be the same more or less with the improvements & ? the ? belonging. Your petitioner therefore prays your honors to award an Inquest to make partition of the premises aforesaid, to & among the chldn & representations of the said estate in such manner & in such preportions as the court of this commonwealth is directed if such partion can be made without proportions to or spoiling the whole. that if such partitions cannot be made thereof, as aforesaid, then to value & appraise the same, & make report of their preceedings therein, according to law & he will pray Ye. George H. Lambert
[NI041233] Johnstown Trib-Demo 5/16/1982 WEBB Mary Civilla, 90, 521 Russell Ave., formerly of Johnstown, R.D. 2, d May 14 1982, Mem. Hosp. b Jan 27 1892, Conemaugh Twp, d/o Daniel & Mary (Wissinger) Fyock. Preceded by parents & 11 bro.s & sis.s Survived by chldn Kathleen, w/o John Pahulick, Morrisville; Fran E., m Vivian Black, St. Michael; Ruby J Schultz, Johnstown; Omer, m Zelma Gramling, & Foster, m Jane Gramling, both South Fork R.D. 1; & Gene Mack, Windber, also 21 gchldn & 20 ggchldn. Sis. of Jim Fyock, Johnstown. mem. Locust Grove Ch. of the Breth.. Friends received 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Sun Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork, where serv. 11 am Mon Rev. John E. Ciampa. Bur. Dunmyer Cem.
John & his 2nd wife named their eldest dau. Rosanna. On John's m. application to Frances Wiland in 1853, he stated that he was b. in York Co., & that his parents were John & Rose Webb
1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 6 Nov by Henry Cook
11 77 81 WILAND Abraham 62 M Laborer PA
12 77 81 WILAND Fanny 33 F PA
13 77 81 WEBB John 37 M Laborer PA
14 77 81 WEBB Susan 10 F PA REMARKS: idiot
15 77 81 WEBB Jacob 8 M PA
16 77 81 WEBB John 5 M PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 14, 1860
417 11 2731 2767 Webb John 47 M farmer 600 500 PA
417 12 2731 2767 Webb Veronica 44 F PA
417 13 2731 2767 Webb Jacpb 18 M farm laborer PA
417 14 2731 2767 Webb Emanuel 17 M farm laborer PA
417 15 2731 2767 Webb John A. 15 M farm laborer PA
417 16 2731 2767 Webb Samuel 9 M PA
417 17 2731 2767 Webb Rosanna 6 F PA
417 18 2731 2767 Webb Harriet 5 F PA
417 19 2731 2767 Webb Levinia 3 F PA
[NI041274] John m. Rose circa 1792, when he 1st appears on the tax lists of Newberry Twp. He had no property, but was assessed a "poll tax" of 50 cents. John's property from 1803 (when Fairview Twp. was established) through 1809 consisted of only a horse & 2 cows. In 1810 through 1814 he is assessed on 50 acres of land "formerly John Webb Sr.," but in 1815 the 50 acres is once more taxed to his father. John is found on the 1800 census of Newberry Twp., & the 1810 and 1820 census of Fairview Twp. John's last appearance on the Fairview Twp. tax lists is in 1823, the yr before his daug. & son-in-law, Jacob & Margaret Eppley, leave for Somerset Co. At that time he is listed as a laborer with 1 cow. His son James is listed as a "single freeman" in 1823 & 1824, then he too disappears. James appears to have migrated at least temporarily to Somerset Co., & John's son John later comes of age in Somerset. It is ukwn whether John & his wife made the trip also, or whether they died .
[NI041279] John Webb migrated to York Co. in 1757 with his 2 bro,s & settled in Newberry Twp. The records of the Warrington M.M. state that John's certificate was duly received from Birmingham, but that both he & his bro. Isaac "declined joining with Friends." 3 members were appointed to visit them. They must have been persistent, because the meeting reported in 1760 that Isaac, who had apparently joined Friends, had "removed to Sadbury" & a certificate was prepared for him. They further noted however, that "John Webb disregards his birthright." The following testimony was signed against John Webb at Warrington M.M. on 11, Oct, 1760: "...hath a birthright amongst Friends & might have known the way of truth, but instead of living under the true guidance thereof in his own heart, hath gone into a libertine way of living & married contrary to Friends rules to 1 not of our society." John Garrettson was appointed to read the testimony at Newberry, where John resided. It is unfortunate that as John's wife was "not of our society," her name was not given. On 27 Sept. 1784, John received a Warrant for 200 acres of land in Newberry Twp. John apparently took up this land as early as 1 Mar. 1764, as he was required to pay interest beginning at that date. John's land adjoined that of George Harris, whose daug. would later marry John's son Joseph. In 1779, 1780 and 1781, John is taxed on 50 acres, & in 1782 for 100 acres. His occupation is given as a tanner. In 1783, John was taxed for 100 acres, 4 cows, 3 horses, 6 sheep. His household consisted of 10 inhabitants. He was taxed in 1795 for 150 acres. In 1803, Fairview Twp. was created from Newberry, & John Webb was listed in the new Twp. with 150 acres for the yrs 1803-7. In 1807 his acreage was 172 acres, possibly indicating that it had just been surveyed. During the Amer. Rev., John was somewhat of a colorful figure. A document found at the York Co. Historical Society describes some of his activities: "Wheras Insinstion? heath been made unto the Commitee of Newbry Twp. In the Co. of York that John Weeb of sd Twp. heath threaned (threatened) the Continantal Congrass & all the officers of the Comattee That Intends to soport the Resolves of the assembly of this provance & haeth proveded powder & armes to kill any person that Intends to disarm him & has told of many more that live in town & Huntonton Twp. that he can get to assist him in 2 or 3 days that will lay York Town in as his & many other unkindly Expressions Contrary to the good order of the gloris & Common Cause & safety of the people." John Webb was required to put up a bond of 500 pounds for his good behavior, & a Robert Miller, possibly a friend or neighbor of John's put up 250 pounds. John agreed not to be seen with "any gun...nor no other weapon of war nor to be seen holding any conversation with any of the Tory party." The document was dated 17 Feb. 1776, & John's signature was found at the bottom. On 7 Sept. 1777 the following deposition was given at York by a certain David Welch: "York Co. personaley apared before me the Subcriber David Welsh & on his solom Oath doth depose & say that he was in company with John Webb sum time last fall & that the said Webb said he had torey money 7 whigg money & he had a tore billwhich he intended to give for asealpth 7 he the Deponant asked him what asealpth he wold give it for and he said he wold give it for asealpth of the Congrass." John is listed on the 1817 & 1818 tax lists for Fairview Twp. as an "old man." On the 1819 list we find "John Webb's estate." John wrote his will on 27 Sept. 1816, bequeathing all of his real & personal estate to his 2 daug.s "Mary the eldest" & "Elizabeth the youngest." He appointed as his executors "my trusty friend William Heck of Cumberland Co. & my youngest daug. Elizabeth Webb."30 On 19 May 1818, William Heck renounced the executorship, so John must have died shortly before that date. Solomon Gorgas & John Bucher were appointed administrators of John's estate, & in 1819 they filed a petition which listed the heirs as: Joseph & John Webb, Elizabeth, Mary, & the wife of William Cox. In Dec. 1819, John's land was sold to Frederick Misch for $6.40 an acre. Mary & Elizabeth Webb received the balance of the estate.
[NI041280] Joseph & Ann Webb resided in Birmingham. The last mention of Joseph in the records of the Birmingham M.M. hints that he may have been disowned by the church. On 3 Jun 1741, we find the following: "Joseph Webb complained of for accompanying his sis. her m. by a priest." On 7, Apr. 1742: "Joseph Webb refusing to make any satisfaction the meeting concludes that unless he make Friends some further satisfaction that we cannot own him as a member in unity of our religious society." Joseph's wife Ann died sometime between Oct. 1741, when she is mentioned in the women's minutes of the Concord M.M., & 28 Mar. 1745, when her father wrote his will & left 1 shilling to "Joseph Webb the husband of my daug. Ann in her lifetime." (John Willis' other married dau.s also received 1 shilling but it was bequeathed directly to each of them). Although the Quakers probably disowned Joseph, they did not put aside their sense of religious responsibility for his offspring. The Concord M.M. in 1756 received a communication from the Warrington M.M. in York Co. & reported "...there is 3 of Joseph Webb's chldrn within the verge of said meeting, viz. John, William & Isaac, & as they have a birthright among Friends this meeting appoints John Taylor & John Townsend to prepare a certificate." The certificate was signed 3 Jan.1757, & was sent to Warrington.
[NI041286] In 1697 Elizabeth Webb, described as a Quaker minister of Gloucester, made a "religious visit to Amer.." Her certificate from the Quarterly Meeting at Tetbury was signed by Richard Webb. She returned to England in 1699 & less than a yr later she & her husb. & fam. came with Wm Penn on the ship "Canterbury" on Richard's 2nd voyage to the Colonies & settled in Philadelphia. The family was accompanied by Richard's bro. John & his fam., Richard's unmarried sis.s Mary & Rachel, & Richard's remarried sis-in-law, Hannah Lea (widow of Joseph Webb) with her husb. & fam. In Feb. of 1710, Richard & his family were granted a certificate to the Concord Monthly Meeting (M.M.) in Chester Co. They resided in Birmingham Twp. where they were instrumental in founding the Birmingham Monthly Meeting, which began to meet regularly in members' houses in about 1716. In 1821, Elizabeth Webb conveyed an acre of land for 3 pounds to Friends for the purpose of erecting the 1st Friends Meeting House in Birmingham. He wrote his will on 2 Mar 1819/20. In it he conveyed his estate, both real & personal, to his wife Elizabeth. He named each of his chldrn who were living at the time & gave each of them 1 pound. The will was probated on 14 Mar 1719/20. Church Records of Gloucester, England, Society of Friends, m.s, b.s & burials, 1642-1729, including Gloucester & Nailsworth. Albert Cook Myers, Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750.
[NI041287] Elizabeth Webb was still living in 1728, as the following is found in the records of the Concord M.M.: "Elizabeth Webb, of Birmingham Twp., Chester Co., PA in the yr 1728 to 1 of her sons expressed herself thus: `It has appeared to me very plain that the Time is coming in the Co. when the people will get into Parties 1 against another & destroy one another & both sides will be in the wrong. And it has likewise appeared that there will be a People in that time that will not be a party on either side & they will be preserved as in a Castle, while the others are destroying one another.' Then she said to her son, `I shall not live to see it but don't know but thou mayst.' " Records of the Concord Monthly Meeting, Chester Co., PA "Birmingham Meeting, in Birmingham Twp., Chester Co., was subordinate to Concord Monthly Meeting until its erection into a monthly meeting in 1815. The meeting was 1st held "at John Bennet's house" in 1704. The 1st meeting-house was built about 1721 on an acre of ground "near the Great Road," conveyed to the Meeting by Elizabeth, widow of Richard Webb, for consideration of £3. The present meeting-house was built in 1763, Benjamin Hawley noting in his diary of that yr that he "went to the Raising of ye-meeting-house."
Biographical History of Lancaster Co.- By Alexander Harris Pg. 524- James Webb was " one of the committee on correspondence appointed at a meeting held in Lancaster June 15, 1774 to correspond with the committee of Philadelphia which had been constituted to obtain an interchange of sentiment among the people of PA with reference to united action in opposition to British encroachment." This committee met July 2, 1776
Pg. 616- James Webb was a member of the legislature in 1747, 48, 50, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77
[NI041301] May have migrated to Somerset Co. in 1824, & returned to York Co. later. Possibly the James Webb who m. Elizabeth Fetrow in York Co., & d. in Cumberland Co. in 1849.
[NI041305] Johnstown Trib 8 31 1894 WEBB - Cambria Co, RichlandTwp., at Scalp Level, on Thu Aug 30 1894, 130 pm, of consumption, Mr. John Webb, aged abt 42 yrs. Funeral Sat 8 am at the Dunmire Cem. Cause of Death Tuberculosis
[NI041350] Johnstown Trib, Thu. Sep 6 1934, Sarah J. Shaffer Benford, surviving member of Abraham & Martha Angus, old residents of East Taylor Twp., d. early this morn. at the home of her son, Wallace J. Shaffer, Brookdale. Death was due by a complication of ailments. Mrs. Shaffer-Benford was in her 81st yr, having been b. Wesley Chapel Jan 30 1854. Her 1st hus., George A. Shaffer, expired in 1911 & her 2nd, James Benford, passed away in 1926. Of 2 sons b. to the 1st union, W.J.-with whom the deceased made her home, survives. The other, Charles Shaffer, succumbed 30 yrs ago. 2 bro.s, Lemon Angus, Conemaugh & Jacob T. Angus, Gallitzin, & a sis., Mrs. Martha Williams of Moxham, survive, along with 4 gchldrn. Mrs. Shaffer was a lifelong member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Ch. Furneral services will be conducted Sun. 2 pm at the W.J. Shaffer home, Rev. R.B. Robinson, pastor of Mineral Point Methodist Ch. will have charge. Burial is to be in Wesley Chapel Cem.
[NI041352] Johnstown Trib, Mon. Jan 8 1900 Abraham Angus, for the past 35 yrs a resident of the vicinity of East Conemaugh, d. at the home of his son - John I. Angus - track foreman of the PA Railroad Co. at that place, last evening, at 8:30 pm, of a complication of diseases, aged 71yrs 2 mos & 20 dys. The deceased was b. Lancaster Co., PA & in 1853 m. Mary Ann Hildebrand, of this Co., who is now deceased. They had the following chldrn: Jennie, wife of George A. Shaffer, Mineral Point; Martha, wife of Aaron Horner, Ferndale; Amelia, wife of William Anderson, Altoona; Jacob T. Angus, a P.R.R. track foreman at Summerhill, John I., & Lemon U. of Summerhill. Abraham Angus was a bro. of Daniel Angus & Jacob Angus, the latter deceased, of East Taylor Twp. & Mrs. Catherine Horner of the same vicinity. The funeral will take place from the home of Mr. & Mrs. John I. Angus, First Street, Conemaugh, tomorrow afternoon at 1 pm. The remains will be taken to Wesley Chapel, East Taylor Twp., where services will be held by Rev. D.J. Frum, pastor of the Conemaugh M.E. Church, of which the deceased was a faithful member.
[NI041353] Johnstown Trib, Wed., Oct 23 1912, pg. 4 Mrs. Mary Ann Hildebrand Angus, widow of Abraham Angus, d. 7 am this morn at the home of her son, John R. Angus, Conemaugh. Mrs. Angus was 77 yrs old & was a daug. of Abraham Hildebrand, West Taylor Twp.. Mrs. Angus made her home in East Taylor Twp. nearly all her life, & since the death of her husb. 12 yrs ago had been living with her chldrn. She is survived by the following chldrn: Jacob Angus, Gallitzen; John Angus, Conemaugh; Lemon U. Angus, Conemaugh; Mrs. Sarah J. Shaffer, Mineral Point, & Mrs. Martha Williamson, Roxbury. Funeral services will be held in Wesley at 10:30 am Fri. with interment in the church Cem.. It is probably that Elder David Hildebrand will conduct the serv.s. husb. Abraham's obit 8 Jan 1900 says she was already deceased at that time.
Johsntown Trib, Thu Dec 2 1937, FORMER MOXHAM WOMAN, 80, DEAD
Mrs. Martha Williams Was ill 2 Yrs at Daughter's Home. Martha (Angus) Williams, 80, d. 10:15 pm last night at the home of her son-in-law & dau. Mr. & Mrs. A.K. Rhinehart, 276 Strayer St., Morrellville. She was b. at Wesley Chapel Aug 22 1857, dau. of Abraham & Annie (Hildebrand) Angus. Her hus. George Williams, d. many yrs ago. Surviving are the following chldrn, Effie, wife of A.K. Rhinehart,; Mrs. Bess Kirby, 733 Franklin St., Miss Helen Williams, Clarion St., Westmont, & Edward Williams, Oakland, CA. She was a sis, of Jacob Angus, Gallitzin Lemon Angus, Conemaugh. 2 gchldrn & 1ggchild also survive. Mrs. Williams resided on Linden Ave., Moxham, for many yrs & went to the home of her dau. in Morrellville when her illness became serious. She had been bedfast for several yrs.
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jacob Angus State: PA Enumeration District: 0114 Color: W Age: 51 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0460 County: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00080646 Other Residents:
Wife Elmira 49, Pennsylvania
Son Harry 10, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mary P 07, Pennsylvania
Granddaughter Vern Wise 11, Pennsylvania
John R. Angus s/o Abram & Mary Ann (HILDEBRAND) Angus, b. East Taylor Twp. near Wesley Chapel Feb 15 1863. The deceased was a bro. of Mrs. James Benford, Echo; Mrs. Martha Williams, Moxham; Jacob Angus, Gallitzin, & Lemon Angus, Conemaugh. The deceased m. Dora BENNETT in Altoona Jan 1896, Mrs. Angus survives hus. with a son Theodore Angus, a student at Bucknell Univ, Lewisburg, PA; & dau. Ms Ethel Angus who is attending college in Boston. Both students are home for the Xmas season. John R. Angus was prominent in Ch. & YMCA work in Conemaugh for many yrs. He was identified with the Conemaugh Meth. Episc. Ch. for a long time & was a memb. of the Board of Trustees for some yrs. Mr Angus was also a memb. of the Board of Directors of the PRR
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
John R Angus State: PA Enumeration District: 8110 Color: W Age: 40 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0113 County: Cambria, East Conemaugh Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00080650 Other Residents:
Wife Nora M 33, Pennsylvania
Daughter Ethel J 13, Pennsylvania
Daughter Scevilla 11, Pennsylvania
Son Theodore F 05, Pennsylvania
Mother Mary A 74, Pennsylvania
Trib Dec 16 1952,pg. 26 ANGUS--Lemon, 86, rear 210 Horner St., d. 10:30 am Dec 15 1952, in Mem. Hosp. b. Jan 22 1866, near Wesley Chapel, s/o Abraham & Mary Ann Hildebrand Angus. Survived sons & dau.s; Irvin, New Kensingston; James, 935 Franklin St.; Margaret, Cleveland, OH; Mrs. Kathleen Seivers, Elmira, NY; Mrs. Selma Cairns, Kansas City, MO.; & Mrs. Irene Emanuel, with whom he made his home. also 23 gchldn & number of ggchldn. Retired PA RR employee. Friends received after 6 pm Tue. in John Henderson Funeral Home, 213 Central Ave. Service there 3:30 pm Thur. Interment Wesley Chapel Cem.
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Lemon U Angus State: PA Enumeration District: 8110 Color: W Age: 44 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0114 County: Cambria, East Conemaugh Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00080653 Other Residents:
Wife Jennie 38, Pennsylvania
Son Irvin L 19, Pennsylvania
Son James A 13, Pennsylvania
Daughter Margret 08, Pennsylvania
Daughter Kathleen 03, Pennsylvania
[NI041361] Trib-Demo, 21 Sep 1909 Mrs. Elizabeth Kaylor Hildebrand, w/o Jacob A. Hildebrand, a Civil War vet, d. general debility at Hildebrand home. Main St., South Fork, 2 am this morning, 69 yrs, 3 mo.s 10 dys, ill for a long time & her hus. & chldrn were at her bedside when she passed . The deceased was b. Richland Twp, m. Jacob A. Hildebrand 53 yrs ago, they lived IA for a short time. On return they located in vicinity of Mineral Point, removing to South Fork in 1883. Mrs. Hildebrand is survived by her hus.,sons, dau: Abram L., Grove Ave, Moxham; Charles E. & William L. & Jennie, w/o D. M. Berkey, South Fork, John, Dunlo, 30 gchldn, 15 ggchldn, sis., Mrs. Mary Crouse, Conemaugh, half-Crouse, Conemaugh, a half-bro., Nicholas Young, located in the West. The deceased's father was killed just after the Rebellion on the PA RR, her mother perished in the Johnstown Flood May 1889, with a sis., Mrs. Catherine Keifline. funeral South Fork U. Ev. Ch. 2 pm Thu., serv. Rev. M. E. Borger. Bur. South Fork Cem. Elizabeth's father was Philip Kaylor; mother Phoebe/Bena/Philopena Wendell. Elizabeth & twin sis.s came to the US with parents from Germany, other chldrn were b. in US.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Logan Hilderbrand Age: 40 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 8152 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0097 County: Cambria, South Fork Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Alice M 38, PA
Daughter Elizabeth Jobes 19, PA
Son Howard J Hilderbrand 18, PA
Daughter Alice V 16, PA
Daughter Rosy P 14, PA
Daughter Bertha M 11, PA
Son Arthur W Hilderbrand 08, PA
Daughter Vera I 05, PA
Daughter Leona J 03, PA
Grandson Mearle H Jobes 2-, NR
Grandson Earl S 02, PA
Daily Trib Johnstown Dec 5 1941 "South Fork--William L. HILDEBRAND, 75, d. yesterday at the home of his son, Howard Hildebrand, Akron, OH, where he had resided for many yrs. He was a native of Mineral Point. s/o Jacob A. & Elizabeth (KAYLOR) Hildebrand. His father at 1 time was a justice of the peace & burgess of South Fork. The deceased resided here for a number of yrs prior to moving to Akron. His wife Alice M. Seibert 1871-1918. These children survive: Mrs. R. C. LANDRUM, Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Mrs. C. W. CROYLE, Summerhill; Mrs. H. C. NEVLING, Mrs. L. O. BITTNER, Mrs. Charles KAUFFMAN, Miss Bertha Hildebrand, Mrs George ROYSDEN, Howard J. Hildebrand, & William A. Hildebrand, all of Akron; Mrs. D. M. BURKEY of South Fork is a sis. The remains will be removed to the Croyle home in Summerhill, where friends will be received after noon Sat. Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 pm Sun. in the South Fork Evan. Ch. by Rev. Gleason K. Hetrick. Interment will be in the South Fork Cem. under the direction of George Bros., South Fork morticians."
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
John Hildebrand State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0093 Color: W Age: 38 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0181 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01960251 Other Residents:
Wife Lizzie 38, PA
Son William J 11, PA
dau. Clara 15, PA
dau. May 13, PA
dau. Violer 09, PA
Son Ralph 07, PA
dau. Mariam 04, PA
Son Russell 02, PA
Bro. Charles 45, PA
Daily Trib Johnstown May 22 1939 John A. HILDEBRAND South Fork, John A. Hildebrand, 67, d. yesterday afternoon at his home in Croyle Twp, near Sidman. He had been suffering from heart trouble for several mos. Mr. Hildebrand s/o Jacob A. & Elizabeth (KAYLOR) Hildebrand & was b. Cambria Co. He operated a farm for a number of years. Surviving his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane (WEIMER) Hildebrand & chldn: William Hildebrand, Omego, NY; Mrs. J. R. AUGUSTINE, Raymond & Leo, all of Akron, OH; Mrs. C. T. CHANDLER, Eustia, FL; Ralph Hildebrand, Vestal, NY; Mrs. D. E. HOFFMAN, St Michael; Mrs. Charles MACKEL, Vinco; Russell Hildebrand, South Fork; & Weimer Hildebrand, Sidman. also 20 gchldn, 1 ggchld & a bro & a sis: Logan Hildebrand, Akron, OH; & Mrs. D. M. BURKEY, South Fork. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm tomorrow the Trinity Luth. Ch. at Sidman by Rev. Henry Latshaw. Interment will be in the South Fork Cem. under the direction of George Bros., South Fork morticians."
[NI041367] Johnstown Trib or Democrat, Jul 29, 1914 Aaron W. HILDEBRAND, a native of East Taylor Twp. & for a score of yrs a resident of Summerhill, d. early yesterday morn at the Soldiers Home in Washington, D.C. In his younger days he was one of the best known residents of this section of Cambria Co.. He was b. 1838, was a union soldier in the civil war & made his home at Summerhill until about 2 yrs ago. Mr. HILDEBRAND was a carpenter by trade. Following the war he m. Mrs. Mary RIBBLETT KEMERER, widower of Henry KEMERER, whose husb. was killed on the PA RR. The surviving chldrn are Mrs. James MAKALL of Vinco, J. G. of the 8th ward of this city, & Mrs. B. R.GROVE of Summerhill. Surviving step- chldrn are Mrs. Jacob ANGUS of Gallitzin, Mrs. Samuel WILLIAMS of Conemaugh 7 ? KEMERER of Nanty-Glo.
[NI041370] Johnstown Trib Mar 21 1918 Mrs. William Logan HILDEBRAND, whose maiden name was Alice M. SEIBERT, d. at her home in Kenmore, Summit Co., OH, Tue. morn. after a long illness of a complication of diseases. The body was brought to Summerhill last eve. Funeral services will be held 2:30 pm tomorrow in the South Fork Evan. Ch. They will be in charge of Rev. Dr. F. E. Hetrick, this city, & Rev. Norman C. Milliron, South Fork. b. near Wilmore Dec 15 1871. She is survived hus. & chldn: Nellie, w/o E. W. CROYLE, Summerhill; Lizzie, w/o H. V. NEVLING, Akron, OH; Howard, Smith Mill, PA; Alice, w/o Lloyd BITTNER, Akron, OH; Rose, Bertha, Arthur, Vera, & Leona, at home. Her mother, Mrs. Susan Seibert, Summerhill; Mrs. George COSTELLO & George BASSETT, South Fork; Mrs. W. L. HULL, Summerhill, & David Seibert, Conemaugh, also 10 gchldn survive. bur. at South Fork Cem.
[NI041371] Trib-Demo Dec 26 1955 HILDEBRAND--Mrs. Elizabeth, 83, St. Michael, d. 5:20 am Dec 25 1955, Ebensburg Manor Rest Home. b. Apr 19 1872 Salix, d/o William & Susan (ROSE) WEIMER. Hus., John A., preceded in death. Survived by children: William J., Owego, NY; Mrs. Clara AUGUSTINE, Talmadge, OH; Mrs. Mae CHANDLER, Raymond & Weimer, all Orlando, FL; Mrs. Marion MACKEL, Mineral Point RD; Mrs. Violet HOFFMAN, St. Michael; Russel, South Fork RD; Ralph, Vestal, NY & Leo, Akron, OH; 31 gchldn & 24 ggchldn. Member of Trinity Luth. Ch., SidmaN, where body will lie in state from noon Wed. until service 2 pm, Rev Henry Latshaw, Interment, South Fork Cem. Friends received in George Funeral Home, South Fork.
[NI041377] Trib-Demo Sep 24 1984 p12 HOFFMAN--Mrs. Violet E., 84, Seminole, FL, formerly of St. Michael, d. Sep 22 1984, Alahamba Inc., St Petersburg, FL. b. Mar 23 1900, Adams Twp, d/o Mr. & Mrs. (John Q.A.) Hildebrand. Preceded in death by parents, hus., Dorsey, who d. Apr 1969; bro.s, William, Russell & Ralph; & sis., Carla* Augustine. Survived by children: Sheldon, Phoenix, AZ; Araden, Detroit, MI; & John E., Seminole, FL; also 8 gchldn & 2 ggchld. Sister of Mae Weimer & Leo, all of FL. Member of Sidman Luth. Ch. Graveside service 10 am Tue. in chapel at Forest Lawn Cem., Rev. Robert L. Driesen. Interment, Forest Lawn Cem. George Funeral Home, Salix, in charge of services. *as printed, should be Clara
[NI041391] Johnstown Trib-Demo; Dec 16 1936 "Lorain Pensioner Called By Death At Central City...Abraham L. HILDEBRAND, 78, in ill Health Since Sep 1 native of Co. Central City, Dec 16 a pensioner of the Lorain plant of the Carnegie IL Steel Co. in Johnstown, d. 9 am this morning at the home of his son-in-law & dau., Mr. & Mrs Elwood ROSS, Central City s/o Jacob & Elizabeth (Keller) Hildebrand, both deceased & b. near Mineral Point, Cambria Co. His father served as justice of the peace in South Fork for 30 yrs prior to his death. Mr. Hildebrand was a resident of the Moxham section of Johnstown for more than 40 yrs & worked as a pattern maker at the Lorian plant for 25 yrs. He was placed on the pension rolls 5 yrs ago, & had since resided here with his son-in law & dau. His wife, Mrs. Malinda (ROSE) Hildebrand, passed away 6 yrs ago. Mr. Hildebrand was a member of the Grove Ave. Meth. Ch. in Johnstown. Surviving chldn: Mrs. Oliver AUCKERMAN, Spring Mills, Centre Co; Mrs. James POLING, Grazier Mine; Mrs. James PERGRIM, Dubois; Mrs. Ellwood ROSS, mentioned above; Mrs. Frank URBIN, Sell St.; & Webster HILDEBRAND, Central Ave., both of Johnstown. A dau. preceded him in death. also 33 gchldn, 44 ggchldrn, & 3 bro.s & a sis: Logue Hildebrand, Akron, OH; Charles Hildebrand, Beaverdale; John Hildebrand, Sidman; & Mrs. D. M. BERKEY, South Fork. The body has been removed to the home of Mr. & Mrs. John KAMLER of 115 Singer St. Johnstown. Services will be held in the Grove Meth. Ch. in Johnstown."
[NI041395] Johnstown Trib-Demo; May 29 1956 "KLAUM-PEPLEY Mrs. Mable, 73 of 441 Valley St. d. at 8:15pm May 28 1956, at Mem. Hosp. B. South Fork Dec 7 1882, d/o Abraham & Susan Malinda (Rose) Hildebrand. Preceded in death by 1st hus., David Pepley in 1925; 2nd hus. Conrad Klaum in 1953; & 3 sons, Ray, Merle & Forrest Pepley. Survived by 2 dau.s, Mrs. Bessie Deaner, Pittsburgh, & Verda, w/o Ralph E. Burkhart, 441 Valley St., & these stepchldn: Henry Klaum, Solomon St.; Otto Klaum, Oakland Ave.; Albert Klaum, Bedford St.; Mrs Roy Brendlinger, View St.; & Mrs. Francis McKinley, Ohio St., 21 gchldn & 22 ggchldn. Member of Christ Ev. Un. Breth. Ch. & Ideal Bible Class. Friends received 7-9pm Tue. & 2-4pm & 7-9pm Wed. at Meek Funeral Home, Ohio St., where services will be conducted at 2pm Thu. by Rev. I. W. Wanner, Interment, South Fork Cem."
[NI041396] Johnstown Trib-Demo, Mar 8 1953 "ROSS--Mrs. Linnie Melinda, 64, Central City RD, d. Mar 8 1953 am, in home. b. Mineral Point, d/o Abraham & Malinda (ROSE) HILDEBRAND. Survived by hus., Elwood ROSS, & sis.s & bro.: Mrs. Jessie PERGRUM, Clarion; & Webster Hildebrand, Mrs Mable PLUME & Mrs. Hattie URBAN, all of Johnstown. Friends received after 4 pm Mon. in home of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sivits, 171 Statler St., Central City. Brief service there at 2 pm Wed., followed by additonal service in Central City EUB Ch., Rev. J. R. Peterson. Interment, Daley Cem.; Brumbaugh Funeral Home Central City."
Cambria County, PA ...obit from Johnstown, PA Trib or Democrat, Feb. 23, 1921
MRS. HENRY WEIMAN OF DALE SUCCUMBS...Her death the 1st among the 8 chldrn of Mr. & Mrs.HILDEBRAND. "Mrs. Henry WEIMAN, aged 28 years, who had been ill of a complication of diseases for several wks, d. at her home yesterday morn., being the 1st death among the chldrn of Abraham L. & Malinda (ROSE) HILDEBRAND, of the 8th ward. The funeral will take place at 2:30pm tomorrow from the Homestead Ave. U. B. Church. The serv.s will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. Funk. Interment will be in Grandview Cem. The pallbearers will be John Hammer, O. D. Wyant, Calvin Orris, David Butler, George Williams, & H. Fornwalt. She was born at South Fork in 1892 & was but a yr old when her parents brought her to Johnstown. She & Henry WEIMAN were m. in Dale Boro by Rev. C. D. Slagle then pastor of the Beulah United Ev. Church, now of Somerset in Dec., 1910. Besides her husb. & parents, Mrs. WEIMAN is survived by 3 chldrn: Martha, Yelda, & Theda, all at home. She is survived by the following sis.s & bro.: Mrs. Millison AUKERMAN, Ferndale; Mrs. Mary POLING, Walnut Grove; Mrs. Hattie URBAN, 7th Ward; Mrs. Linnie ROSS, Mrs. James PERGRAM, & Mrs. Mabel PEBLEY, all of Cairnbrook, & Webster HILDEBRAND, Messenger St.
[NI041412] obit circa 1930 Mrs. Sarah Ann HILDEBRAND, 89 yrs, w/o Elder David HILDEBRAND, who had been ill of complication of ailments some time, d. Sat. eve. at home of step-dau., Mrs. Lorena REIGHARD, 335 1st St., Conemaugh. Funeral Serv.s 2:30pm tomorrow Conemaugh Ch. of the Breth., 2nd St., Rev. S.W. Pearce, & Rev. J.P. STRAYER. Bur. Headrick Cem. b.Upper Yoder Twp 1841, d/o Solomon & Mary (YOUNKER) VICKROY, Upper Yoder Twp. settlers of that district. She & Elder HILDEBRAND m. fall 1887 by Rev. Christian Detwiler, Dunkard Ch. The HILDEBRANDS resided in Park Hill, E. Taylor Twp, a no. yrs, later moving to Franklin Boro., where she res. for 30 yrs before moving to Conemaugh. Elder HILDEBRAND d. suddenly in Mar, 1914, 79 yrs. mem. Ch. of the Breth. for the last 72 yrs. She was the last survivor of a family of 7 chldn. bro.s & sis.s: Adam VICKROY; Catherine, w/o Crispen DORER; Elizabeth, w/o Christian HOFECKER; Mary Ann, w/o Fred KELS; George & Solomon VICKROY. survived by stepchldn: Alice, w/o William VICKROY, Gary, IN; Lorena, w/o William REIGHARD, Conemaugh; & Lovenas HILDEBRAND, Moxham. 3 stepchldn d. some yrs ago- Jenny, Emmanuel & Harry HILDEBRAND.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Benjamin F Grove State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0107 Color: W Age: 38 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0120 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01650701 Other Residents:
Wife Lucy J 36, PA
Son Burley E 18, PA
Father-in-law A W Hildebrand 71, PA
[NI041425] Trib Aug 23 1948 BURKEY, David M., 86, 529 Main St., South Fork; 11:30 am Aug 21 1948, in his home. b. Jul 16 1862, Lorain, OH; s/o Joseph & Anna (HADDON) Burkey. res. living longest time in South Fork. Former South Fork councilman. Lifelong mem. & former trustee of South Fork E.U.B. Ch., PA RR conductor when retired abt 20 yrs ago. Charter mem. of Knights of Malta, South Fork. At time wife's d. Apr 17 1944, they had been m. 59 yrs. maiden name Amanda J. HILDEBRAND native, Mineral Point, Cambria Co., b. Feb 16 1869. chldn survive: Mrs. Richard Fleck, D. William & J. Allen all South Fork; T. Roy at home; Harry M., Wilkinsburg, & Earl, Carnegie. 13 gchldn 29 ggchldn. Serv. 2 pm Tue, E.U.B. Ch., Rev. G. K. Hetrick. Bur. South Fork Cem. Friends received at home until 3 pm Tues when remains will lie in state at Ch., George Funeral Home, South Fork. The Burkey family settled at South Fork in 1884, where Mr. Burkey worked in the mines. 1893 entered the employ of the PA RR, with whom he has since been connected. He is a passenger conductor. To Mr. & Mrs. Burkey 9 chldrn b. (1) Mable, m. Richard FLECK, 3 chldn, Geraldine, Mary & Stanton; (2) Charles, South Fork, m. Millie FARREN, 5 chldn, James, Elizabeth, Grace, Donald, & Jean; (3) Harry, McKessport, PA, m. Della FOSTER, 2 chldn, Robert & Lois; (4) George, d., m. Marie FARLEY; (5) Elizabeth Ann, d. infancy; (6) Earl, South Fork, m. Louise BACON, 2 chldn, Dorothy & William; (7) T. Roy; (8) William at home; & (9) Allan at home.
[NI041426] JOHNSTOWN TRIB OCT 1 1934 MRS. J.T. ANGUS Gallitzin, Mrs. Jacob T. Angus, aged 74, d. last night at her home here following a stroke of paralysis, which she suffered last wk. Her health had been impaired for the last 12 yrs. Her hus. is a well-known PA RR section foreman. Mrs. Angus before her marriage was Elmina Kemerer, dau. of the late Henry & Mary (Ribblett) Kemerer, & was b. in Conemaugh Sep12 1860. She was m. in Wesley Chapel, East Taylor Twp., 55 yrs ago last Apr. 13 to Jacob T. Angus. The couple lived in Summerhill & Mineral Point until 1904, when they moved to Gallitzin. Besides her hus., she is survived by the following chldrn: George H. Angus & Frank T. Angus, Gallitzin; Fred W., Conemaugh; Harry J., Cresson, & Pearl, wife of William Seymore, Steubenville, OH. Another daug., Mrs. Lily May Wise, died a number of yrs ago. Mrs. Angus is also survived by 2 sis.s, Mrs. Clara Williams of Boswell & Mrs. Amelia Machell of Vinco, & a bro., D.A. Kemerer of Nanty-Glo. 18 grandchldrn & 11 great grandchldrn also survive. Funeral serv.s will be held at 3 pm Wed. in Wesley Chapel. It will be in charge of Rev. John B. Dodd, pastor of the Gallitzin M.E. Church of which Mrs. Angus was a member. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cem.. C. O. Dimond of South Fork is the mortician in charge.
[NI041460] When Sophia's twins were b., she could not handle twins, & Gertrude (Knapp) Reynolds had just lost a newborn chld, so Sophia 'gave' 1 of the twins to Gertrude to nurse .Gertrude ended up keeping him, Orves, or Orvie, & raising him as her own.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Thomas F Joll State: PA Enumeration District: 8152 Color: W Age: 43 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0143 Co.: Cambria, South Fork Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02200829 Other Residents:
Wife Sophia C 34, PA
Dau. Virma M 15, PA
Son Francis L 13, PA
Son Reynolds J 09, PA
Son Ogla 05, PA
[NI041470] Johnstown Daily Trib, Feb 23 1900 Mrs. Ephraim Custer, Christina, w/o Ephraim Custer, who was stricken with paralysis some 6 wks ago, d. at her home on Main street, Franklin Borough, at 4 pm Sat. eve. She was b. OH 1826, her name being Christina Ling. Her parents d. in 1828, & the family move to Morrison’s Cove, Bedford Co., PA. She has a sis living somewhere in the west. In 1850 she was m. to Ephraim Custer, who survives her, with 4 chldrn: Abraham Custer, the Franklin merchant; Jacob L., at home; Lavina, wife of William Pringle, the well-known conductor on the P. R. R., & Mary, w/o Sylvester L. Varner, Franklin Borough. The funeral took place 9 am Tue. morn. from the Ev. Ch. in Franklin. Rev. J. M. Lesher, pastor of the Conemaugh UBC, of which Mrs. Custer was a devoted member, conducted the obsequies, & interment was made in the Mt. Hebron Church Cem.
Johnstown Trib, Dec 2 1944 Mrs. Mary Custer Succumbs at 86 Mrs. Mary Ann (Paul) Custer, 86, a native of Elton, d. 4:40 pm Sat. at her home, 188 David St., Dale. Mrs. Custer was the w/o Abraham Custer, who d. 1904. Friends are being received at the Picking Mortuary where services will be held 3:30 pm Tue. by Rev. F. E. Hetrick. Ph. D., pastor of Dale Evan. Ch. of which Mrs. Custer was a member. Interment will be in Headrick's Cem.. b. Nov 5 1858, Mrs. Custer d/o the late Jacob & Barbara (Kring) Pzul. Surviving are 4 chldrn Irvin, Johnstown R. D. 4; Mrs. Roy Gaston, 192 David St., Dale; Mrs. John W. Mishler, 188 david St., with whom she resided, & Elmer, 508 Fronheiser St. Another dau., Mrs. Stella Fenwick, d. 1939. Also surviving are 5 gchldrn, 3 of whom are in the armed forces Lt. Raymond E. Custer, with the Army Air Forces in England; Pfc. Irvin L. Custer, with an air-borne division in England, & Pvt. Kennard D. Gaston, Long Island, N. Y. There is 1 ggchild.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Mary A Custer Age: 51 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0105 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0141 Co.: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Daug. Stella M 22, PA
Son Irvin 21, PA
Daug. Cora 19, PA
Daug. Edith 16, PA
Son Elmer 15, PA
Brother-in-law Jacob 59, PA
[NI041483] Trib Mar 29 1904 Abraham Custer, 1 of the most prominent citizens Franklin Boro d. at his late res. Locust st. 2:30 am this morn., of Bright's disease, from which he had suffered for many mo.s. b. Conemaugh Twp. 54 yrs ago s/o Ephraim Custer, who still resides at the old homestead, & the late Mrs. Christina Custer. age of 29 Mr. Custer moved to Franklin, where he established a general merchandise business, which he continued to conduct with great success when he retired from active life on account of failing health. 1886 m. Ms Mary Paul, who survives him. Mr. Custer was generally conceded to be 1 of Franklin's most liberal & public-spiritied citizens. Besides holding nearly all the boro offices at 1 time or another, he was deeply interested in all local enterprises, being at the time of his death Treas. of the Conemaugh Water Co. & a heavy stockholder in other local organizations. Besides his wife, survive 1 bro. Jacob L., Franklin & 2 sis. Mrs. W. S. Pringle, Conemaugh, & Mrs. Sylvester Varner, Franklin. chldrn survive: Stella, Irvin, Cora, Edith & Elmer, all at home. Funeral serv.s Rev. B. L. Seneff, Franklin U.B. Ch., assisted by Rev. Wissinger, Franklin U.E. Ch., at the late res. of the deceased Thu 2 pm. Bur. Headrick's Cem.
[NI041490] Percy worked at The Tribune-Democrat here in Johnstown. He was composing room supervisor; & the old boy went through a gallon of whiskey a week! He was a very nice man.
[NI041494] Gospel Herald - Vol 69 # 22 - June 1, 1976 page 474 Cable, Charles E., son of Elmer & Rachel (Livingston) Cable, b at Foustwell, Pa., Mar. 9, 1895; d at Hollsopple , Pa., May 13, 1976; aged 81 y. He m Nannie Livingston, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daus (Grace & LaVerne Mrs. Paul Speigle), one son (Elwood), 8 gchdn, 7 ggchdn, & one sister (Mrs. Ann Ott). He was a membthe Stahl Menn Ch, where funeral services were held on May 16, in charge of Curtis D. Godshall, David Alwine, & Stanley Freed; interment in the Blough Mennonite Cemetery.
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 28 Oct by Henry Cook
11 354 396 Angus John 51 M Farmer 3,400 Pa
12 354 396 Angus Ann 50 F Pa
13 354 396 Angus Daniel 19 M Pa
14 354 396 Angus Mary A. 17 F Pa
15 354 396 Angus John 15 M Pa
16 354 396 Angus Levi 12 M Pa
17 354 396 Angus Benjamin 9 M Pa
Johnstown Trib issue 24 Jul 1933, p. 9 MRS. THOMAS, IN 90TH YR, DEAD. Former Ms Lucinda Lape, Thomas' Mills, b Near Foustwell. Mrs. Lucinda Thomas, w/o Daniel Thomas, d of a complication of ailments between 3 & 4 pm yesterday at her home in Thomas' Mills, Somerset Co., where she had been ill for several wks. She was b near Foustwell, Somerset Co., almost 90 yrs ago, d/o Joseph & Catherine (Livingston) Lape, who have been dead for many yrs. Mrs. Thomas was sis of Samuel Lape, Boswell, & a half-sis of John Lape, Kelso, & Levi Lape, near Somerset. A bro Henry Lape, expired in the West some 20 yrs ago. 2 sis' also preceded her to the grave. They were Mrs. Katherine Gilbert & Mrs. Sarah Alwine. The date of Mrs. Thomas' birth was Oct 12 1843. Lucinda Lape & Daniel Thomas, s/o John Thomas, jr., were m Davidsville 1875, by Hiram Boyts, J.P. Mr. Thomas' death occurred Nov 1927. Mrs. Thomas is survived by a Daug, Mary Jane, w/o John Rhoads, Thomas' Mills; a step-daug., Mrs. Susanna Lehman, Davidsville; 4 gchldn & 13 ggchldn. Funeral at 2 pm Wed from Thomas Menn ch, servs in charge of Rev. Samuel G. Shetler, Kelso, & Rev. Russell Shilling, Davidsville, bur in ch cem. Mrs. Thomas had been affiliated with Menn Ch abt 56 yrs.
Gospel Herald Vol XXVI No 20 Aug 17 1933 pg 431, 432. Thomas, Lucinda (Lape) b Oct 12 1843 d in home of dau near Thomas Mills, Somerset Co, Pa Jul 23 1933 aged 89y 9m 11d. She was widow/o late Daniel Thomas & is survived by 1 dau Mary Jane w/o John Rhodes with whom she had her home; 1 stepdau w/o Joseph Lehman deceased; 2 half bros John Lape, Kelso; & Levi Lape, Somerset, Pa; 1 bro Samuel Lape, Jerome, Pa; 4 gchdn & 13 ggchdn. She was oldest memb Thomas congregation of Menn Ch. Funeral in home by S G Shetler & in Thomas Menn Ch by S G Shetler, assisted by R T Shilling. Bur family plot of Cem adjoining ch.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 9 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
28 45 45 Lape Jacob 24 M W Farm Laborer . 800 PA
29 45 45 Lape Rachel 21 F W wife PA
Johnstown Trib issue 4 Feb 1908, p. 5. At the home of his Daug., located abt 2 mis above Davidsville, Jacob Lape d 3:40 am yesterday, aged 63 yrs. Paralysis affected Mr. Lape 1 yr ago, & previous to that he had been in poor health. Since the stroke of paralysis his condition had grown gradually worse until his death. Mrs. Lape survives her husb with the following chldn: William, m & living at Stanton's Mill; Peter, m & living in Jenner Twp.; Henry, 8th Ward, this city; Louisa, w/o Austin Zimmerman, at whose home Mr. Lape d, & Sadie, single & at home. Mrs. Josiah Berkey, another daug., d Conemaugh Twp. 3 yrs ago, & other chldn passed away in their infancy. The surviving bros & sis' of Jacob are: Henry, Nappanee, IN; Joseph, Davidsville; Samuel, Johnstown; Levi, Milford, Somerset Co.; John, Conemaugh Twp.; Mrs. Daniel Thomas, Conemaugh Twp.; Sarah, w/o Noah Alwine, this city. Jacob Lape was a memb Menn Ch. Funeral servs in Blough Ch of that denomination at 2 pm tomarrow. Elders S.D. Yoder & James Saylor will officiate.
[NI041511] Johnstown Trib issue 10 Dec 1924, p. 17. JOSEPH LAPE, 74, EXPIRES IN DALE, Somerset Co. Septuagenarian Passes Away While Here on a Visit. Joseph Lape, aged 74 yrs, whose home was near Jerome, Somerset Co., d last eve at home of his son-in-law & daug. Mr. & Mrs. Clarence R. Horner, 901 Nathaniel st, Dale, where he had been on a visit. Mr. Lape came to Johnstown some wks ago & was the guest of his son, Herman Lape, Ferndale, for a short time before going to Dale to visit the Horner family. He became ill of a complication of diseases, including dropsy, abt a mo ago & had been bedfast for the last 3 wks. Short funeral servs will be held at Horner home at 1 pm Fri by Rev. W.D. Keller, pastor of Walnut Grove COB, after which the body will be taken to Maple Springs COB, near Jerome, where additional servs will be held. The deceased was b Richland Twp., this Co., in 1850, s/o Joseph & Catherine (Livingston) Lape. He was a bro of Samuel, John, & Levi Lape, all Somerset Co., where 2 other bros, Jacob & Henry Lape, expired some yrs ago. The deceased & Ms Maria Rummel, d/o John Rummel, m at Davidsville, abt 1870. Mrs. Lape's death occurred in fall of 1915, when the family resided at Holsopple. 7 sons & daugs were b to Mr. & Mrs. Lape. Ella, w/o Elias Miller, expired Dale Boro abt 9 yrs ago, & Ida, passing away at age 4 yrs. The surviving sons are Herman, Ferndale; William, Jerome, where Mr. Lape made his home since death of his wife, & Lemon, Holsopple; daugs are Mary, w/o Clarence R. Horner, mentioned above, & Minnie, w/o Lester Ashbrook, Hooversville. In addition to these, Mr. Lape is survived by 10 gchldn & 8 ggchldn. The deceased was memb Maple Springs congregation of COB for a long time.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Martin L Varner Age: 53 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 8154 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0074 County: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mary 46, MI
Daughter Grace 22, PA
Daughter Iva 20, PA
Daughter Emma 18, PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Abram L Livingston State: PA Dist: 0155 Color: W Age: 46 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0007 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head ImageNum: 02600937 Other Res.s:
Wife Laura R 44, PA
[NI041539] Johnstown Trib-Demo, 11-3-1994 WEBB, Ruth, 86, Laurel View Village, formerly 1323 Seanor Rd., Windber, d Nov 1 1994 b Nov 10 1907 d/o Oliver & Margaret (Burkett) Weaver. Preceded by hus. Jacob, who d Feb 1978; infant son, William H., son Donald; bro.s, Russell, Earl & Dean; & sis., Anna McCreary. Survived by chldn: Violet Jodon, Helen Mareino-Gardner, & Shirley, all Windber; & Thomas, m Carmen Garcia, Dresden, OH; 10 gchldn; 17 ggchldn & 1 gggson. Sis. of Lloyd, m Bertha Moore; Alfred, m Kay Harbaugh; Ross, m Gertrude Jones; Edna, w/o William Hill; Grace, w/o Harold Hoffman, & Margaret Livingston, all Windber. Mem. Seanor Men. Ch. Friends received 2 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm Thu Meek Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where service 2 pm Fri Rev. Ernest Hill. Bur. Richland Cem.
[NI041558] Obit Johnstown Trib Jan 31 1928: Photo with obit. (portions of this clipping have been damaged & guesses were made at some of the text.) SYLVESTER VARNER, OF CONEMAUGH IS CALLED BY DEATH Septagenarian Was Son of Jacob Varner & Nephew of Stephen R. Varner. Sylvester Varner who was identified with 2 of the oldest families of Cambria Co., d. at his home, 366 2nd St., Conemaugh, last evening after a long illness of a complication of diseases, ages 76 yrs. His health had been impaired for several yrs. Funeral serv.s will be held at the Conemaugh Meth. Ep. Ch. at 2:30 pm Sat. by the pastor, Rev. R. M. Ling, & Rev. F. D. Ellenberger, of the Ev. Ch., interment in Grandview Cem. He was son of Jacob & Lydia (Strayer) Varner, & was b. in Summerhill Twp, in 1852. Many yrs ago he came to Johnstown & secured employment in the old wire mill along Portage St., where he remained for a long time. Some time after the Flood of May 1889, he was employed by the Grand Union Tea Co. & remained with there for many yrs. He & Mary Ann Custer, dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Ephraim Custer (portions of the next few lines were illegible due to crumbling of the original newpaper clipping) were m. here by the late Rev. (several words illegible) She survives her husb. with these chldrn: Bertha, w. of John Hughes, 935 McKinley Ave, Dale; Nora, w. of Robert Agey, Derry; Gladys, w. of Horace Riddell, 323 1/2 3rd St., Conemaugh; I. S. Varner, 517 Edith Ave, Oakhurst; & Ephraim & Wilbur Varner, at home. He is survived by 2 bro.s: M. L. Varner, of Dale & Grant Varner, of Elton. Also survived by 20 grandchldrn & 3 Great- grandchldrn. Mrs. Fred Croyle & Mrs. Richard Wills, of South Fork are aunts of the deceased, they are sis.s of the late Jacob Varner. He was a bro. of Emanuel Varner, b. 1853, & d. 1905; Mrs. Mollie Grambling, b. 1859, & d. 1921; Samuel Varner, b. in 1866 & d. in 1925 & Jacob I. Varner, b. 1874 & d. 1926. Sylvester Varner was active in church & Sun. School work all his life. He was at one time an officer of the M. E. Church of Conemaugh & was a regular attendant at the Sun. School session & the mid-week prayer serv.s. He was a charter memb. of the Conemaugh Circle, P. H. C.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Frank Hostetler State: PA Enumeration District: 0154 Color: W Age: 51 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0167 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01860954 Other Residents:
Wife Eliza 51, PA
Dau. Bertha 26, PA
Dau. Almeda 21, PA
Son Humphry 18, PA
Dau. Sarah S 15, PA
Dau. Ethel May 11, PA
Son Cloyd S 08, PA
Dau.-in-law Dollie A Smith NR, PA
[NI041615] Raised by his brothers & sisters after death of his mother, whom died three years after father, Joseph Ballard Murray was killed building a tunnel through Tuscororra Mountain, PA
[NI041618] J-town Trib Demo HELSEL - Howard L., 76, Hollsopple, d Jan 19 1983, Somerset Comm Hosp. b Nov 27 1906, Hollsopple, s/o Martin & Theodora (Acker) Helsel. Preceded in death by parents, & wife, Lucy R. Murray, who d May 18, 1978. Survived by chldn: Carol, w/o Clarence Hart, Davidsville; Roberta, w/o Thomas Page, & Susan, w/o James Ringler, both Hollsopple; & Linda, w/o Robert Webb, Nevada City, CA; 10 gchldn & a ggson. Bro of Marion Weirich & Betty Blough, both Hollsopple; Ruby Hostetler, Kenosha, WI; Laurence, Cochranton; & Frank, Jacksonville, FL Memb United Ch of Christ. Taught school for 45 yrs in Conemaugh Twp Area School Dist. Former sec of Benson Boro Council. Family receiving friends 7 -to 9 pm Thu & 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Fri at George E. Mason Funeral Home, Davidsville, where serv will be at 11 am Sat, Rev. Marvin Kaufman. Bur Custer Cem.
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA 22 Oct Henry Cook
41 236 268 Cover Adam 69 M Farmer 7,400 Pa
42 236 268 Cover Magdalene 63 F Pa
1 236 268 Cover Amos 31 M Farmer Pa
2 236 268 Cover Lucinda 17 F Pa
[NI041641] Cambria Trib Mar 24 1855 D. Conemaugh Twp 19th this mo, CAROLINE, w/o JACOB C. HORNER, aged 41 yrs 11 mos, 2 dys.
[NI041646] Johnstown Trib Thur., Nov 20 1952 Jonathan (John) Albaugh, 85, Conemaugh R.D. 1, Jackson Twp., d. Nov 19 1952, at home. b. Feb 24 1867 in Conemaugh, son of Samuel & Mary (Ream) Albaugh. Survived by widow, former Annie E. Rager & these Chldrn: Lettie, wife of Howard Angus, Conemaugh; Clarissa, wife of Ralph Varner, Conemaugh; Pearl, wife of Robert Given, Johnstown; Emery, Thomas, Martin, Cecil, & Stanton (Joe), all of Conemaugh, & Maude, wife of C.F. Catlett, Cumberland, MD. Also 20 grandchldrn & 27 great- grandchldrn. Grandson Lt. George H. Angus is serving with the US army in Germany. Preceded in death by 3 chldrn. Last member of his family. Served 3 terms as rd super. in Jackson Twp. Founder & owner of Albaugh Park in Jackson Twp. Member of Wesley Chapel ME Ch. Carl E. Davis Funeral Home in charge. Services held at Ch. Interment, Ch. Cem..
[NI041647] Johnstown Trib, Mar.9, 1954 survived by her chldrn, 24 grandchldrn, & 31 great grandchldrn. She was also a member of the Wesley Chapel Meth. Church.
[NI041656] Johnstown Trib, Sep 25 1934 FARMER EXPIRES WHILE HE RIDES HORSE IN FIELD Al Carney, Aged 83, Jackson Twp. Resident, Victim of Heart Attack Believed to have been stricken with a heart attack while riding a horse in Jackson Twp. yesterday am, Al Carney, 83, dropped dead on the farm of his son, Emerson Carney, near Munday's Corner. Mr. Carney started out yesterday morn in search of a heifer that had not returned from pasture Sun. About an hr later the horse on which he was riding returned to the Carney home. Realizing that something had happened, Emerson Carney investigated & found his father more than a half mi. from the home. The aged man apparently had been stricken as the horse was going down a steep grade. Coroner Cyrus W. Davis was notified & conducted an investigation, announcing that an inquest would not be necessary. Corner Davis said that there were no marks or injuries on Mr. Carney's body & that death prob. resulted from a heart attack. Although suffering from a heart condition, Mr. Carney was able to visit relatives in Kansas City, MO, & Topeka, Kan.,last mo. He made the trip to the West by auto. His wife passed away 3 yrs ago in Jackson Twp.. Surviving are these chldrn: Mrs. S.S. Varner of Somerset, Mrs. Rudolph Booser of Kansas City, MO., Mrs. Grant Davis of Nanty Glo & Emerson Carney, with whom he made his home. 2 dau.s, Mrs. Myrtle Varner & Mrs. James Hammond, preceded him to the grave. A bro., William Carney of Topeka, Kan., also survives. Another bro., Emerson Carney, passed away 2 yrs ago in IN. The body has been prepared for burial by Carl Davis, Conemaugh mortician.
[NI041660] Johnstown Trib, Thu., Jun 16 1923, pg. 16 Mrs. Sara (Seese) Rager, aged 71 yrs, w/o Martin M. Rager, Jackson Twp. d. 4 p.m. yesterday at the Rager homestead. Her death was due to blood posioning. She ran a splinter in her foot about 6 wks ago & the member became infected a mo. later. Undertaker Carl Davis of Conemaugh prepared the body for burial. Funeral serv.s will be held Sat. afternoon in the Luth. Church near Ogden, conducted by Rev. F.S. Schultz, of Summerhill. The funeral party will leave the Rager home at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the ch. Cem. Mrs. Rager was b. Frogtown, Somerset Co. & was a d/o Philip & Susannah (Short) Seese. She m. Martin Rager in 1875 by the late Rev. Stephen Hildebrand at the Daniel Burkhart homestead in Jackson Twp.. The Rager family resided in Jackson Twp. the past 45 yrs. The deceased is survived by her husb. & the following chldrn: Harry Rager, Nanty Glo; Anna, w/o John Albaugh, Vinco; Myrtle, w/o Edward Gillin, Jackson Twp. & Ross, at home. Also survived by 25 gchldrn & 8 ggchldrn.
[NI041661] Johnstown Trib Mar 7 1933 pg.3 Martin M. Rager, 83 a retired farmer of Jackson Twp., d. Mar. 6, extended illness. He was a native & lifelong resident of Jackson Twp.. parents were the Late Mr. & Mrs. John Rager. The deceased's wife, Mrs. Sara (Seese) Rager d. Jun 15 1923. Surviving are 4 chldrn: Harry Rager, Florence Villa, FL; Mrs. Annie Albaugh, Vinco; Mrs. Myrtle Gillin, Jackson Twp., & Ross Rager, at home; also 28 gchldrn & 24 ggchldrn; bro. of William, Nanty Glo; Henry, Twin Rocks; Wesley, Johnstown; & Mrs. Joseph Shoemaker, Nanty Glo. Member of St. Paul's Luth. Ch. at Ogden. Interment, Ch. Cem.
[NI041662] Johnstown Trib; Mrs. Harriet (Rager) Carney, w/o Alamander Carney, d. of pneumonia yesterday afternoon at her home near the Gray schoolhouse in Jackson Twp, aged 74 yrs. She had been bedfast since last Thu. Funeral serv.s will be conducted at 2:30 pm tomorrow in the Pike Breth. Ch. at Munday's Corner, of which Mrs. Carney was a member. Serv.s will be in charge of Rev. H. C. Hess, pastor of the Nanty Glo Ch. of the Breth., assisted by Rev. Robert Ashman, of this city, the acting pastor of the Pike Ch. Interment will be in the ch. cem. The deceased was a d/o Huah & Sarah (Donohue(Donahey) Rager & was b. & reared in Indiana Co. Alamander Carney, a well-known farmer, survives his wife, with the following chldrn: Annie, w/o Samuel Varner, Somerset; Margaret, w/o R. R. Booser, Kansas City,MO; Ida Mae, w/o Grant Davis, Nant-y-Glo, & Emerson, at home. 2 chldrn, Myrtle Carney & Mrs. Nettie Hammond, preceded their mother to the grave. Mrs. Carney is survived by 16 gchldrn & 2 ggchldrn. Mr. & Mrs. Carney were united in marriage Jul 4 1877, at Blairsville by the late Rev. Dr. J. Franklin Core, who was then the pastor of the M.E. congregation there. Mr. & Mrs. Carney were planning to celebrate their 54th wedding anniv. this summer.
[NI041676] Mary Ann or Magdalena. Most documents in her later yrs [wills, etc.] refer to her as Mary Ann. Mary Ann is simply an anglicized form of the more germanic Magdalena. I believe from the documents & research I've seen thus far that Conrath Thomas Lind's w. was of german descent & they either m. in Germany & came over together on the Snow Ketty in 1752 into Philadelphia or they met & m. after they came to Philadelphia. The ships records do not list any of the female passengers, only the males so there isn't any way of determining her point & time of entry. She was definitely b. in Germany though & I believe began her life as Magdalena. Once she came to Amer. her name gradually changed to the more anglicized form of Mary Ann. For the record I will keep her as Magdalena.
[NI041677] Conrath Thomas Lind d. Nov 1803 & is buried near Paint Creek, Paint twp., Somerset co., PA. His w. Magdalena "Mary Ann" d. 1813 is buried nearby. It is believed they are buried on their old property. The sailing ship that Conrath, Johann & Georg came to Philadelphia from Rotterdam on was a "Snow Ketty" which is a classification of vessel & not the name. The ship's Captain was Theophilius Barnes. The manifest of foreign passengers qualified at the Court House in Philadelphia on the16th of Oct. 1752. The 3 Linds on board signed their names as follows: Johann Michel Lind, Georg Philips Lind, and Conrath Thomas Lind. A History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton co.s, PA, published in 1882 stated " the parents of Christian Lint Sr (ie., Conrath Thomas Lind) came from Germany & were sold for their passage money. The mother labored 6 yrs to pay, the father probably not so long". Per a letter by Mrs. Weigle (Lenore Hartig), a descendant of John Lint & Elizabeth Walters, our Conrath came to Somerset co., PA between 1792 & 94. This is partially confirmed by the marriage of Christian Lind & Elizabeth Lichtenberger on 10 Dec 1793 in Berlin, Brothers Valley twp., Somerset co., PA by Reverend Giese. The attendance records of the same church show Melchoir Seese & his w. Sophia also in attendance 1 Jan. 1788 [he as a Deacon]. This indicates that the period of Conrath's family moved may have even been before 1792-94. Conrath shows up on the 1796 tax records for Somerset twp., Somerset co., PA, but some of his heirs remained in the Lancaster, PA area; reference an1803 record of estate. Recorded in 1806 Somerset co., deed book vol., 3 page 698, was an agreement signed by all of Conrath's chldrn & heirs which would grant Magdalena "Mary Ann" Lind their property for the remainder of her yrs. The significance of this document is that 3 of the signers were illiterate & signed their names with a X (ie., Henry Lind, Jacob Lind & Rebecca Lind). The lawyer or witness to the signatures had written in their names next to their X's by spelling their names LINT. The other 5 signers were literate & signed their names; John Bricker, Melchoir Seese, Conrad LIND, John LIND & Christian LIND. As in the previous example, the name LIND rapidly changed to LINT. A reason for this is when the anglicized ear hears the letter "D" spoken in German it sounds like a "T" or "DT". The Swedes who came to Amer. named LIND didn't have the same problem, & kept the LIND spelling. Almost all the Germans who immigrated as LIND changed to LINT within 2 generations. Despite folklore about Lint families being descendant from Swiss or Swedish stock & claims of Jenny Lind (from Sweden) being a cousin, all the early LINDs who later became LINTs were from what is now Germany & they spoke old german. Those who could read & write did so in old German. A primary reason for Germans of the palatinate to immigrate to Amer. during the period was to escape religious persecution, overcrowding, & economic chaos resulting from wars. Most were of the Reformed Luth. faith. Conrath Thomas Lind took his oath of allegiance in Lancaster co., PA 13 Jun 1777. In the summer of 1994 we made an exciting discovery by connecting what was then refered to as the "Peter Lind" branch of Lints in the US to their ancestors in Graben, Germany. No connection has been made between that branch of Linds & Conrath Thomas Linds branch. It is the 1st time (to my knowledge) though that a positive connection between the US & Europe has been established with any Lint branch. That "Peter Lind" branch is now refered to as the "Valentine Lind" branch after it's patron who raised his fam. in Graben, Germany about the 1630 time frame. In the summer of 1995 David Diehl of Jacobus, PA proved the connection between the "Henry Lind" branch of York co., PA & Franz Josef Lind of Fachsenfeld, Wurttemberg, Germany. We followed up on this & have taken that branch back to about 1525. As of this entry we do not have a positive connection between the 3 Linds who got off a "Snow Ketty" in Philadelphia in 1752, but after the Henry-Franz Josef connection was made, I plotted over 700 Linds [1510-1850] on maps of Germany. The plottings revealed 4 distinct groups of Linds; in the Wurttemberg area, in the Pfalz-Rheinhessen area, in the Mosel-Hunsruck area [where I live 6 mo.s out of the yr], & in an area near Aachen just west of Bonn. Name patterns are positive for the families in the Rheinhessen area but no positive connection has been made yet. Research will continue again the summer of 1996 & appropriate updates made. The "Jenny Lind connection" which is folklore in several Lint branches plus a public statement made by the Bishop Gillian Lint (as quoted in a newspaper article) is under investigation with queries pending with Swedish archives in Stockholm. Conrath's military service has been confused by past researchers. If you consider that Conrath Thomas Lind was at least 45-50 during the Rev. war & his son Conrad was 16 the choice of which Conrad was who can be confusing. If you studying the average ages of some of the early rev. war conscripts though it's easier to believe it was the son Conrad that was active in the rev. war & not the father. Although there is more than 1 Conrad Lind enumerated on the rev. war rolls which tells us that they both probably served in different capacities. A Conrad Lind served under Captain John Muller's 5th Co. of the PA 8th Battalion. Was it the father or the son? Conrad Lint is listed as a member of the 6th Bat. Militia of Cumberland Co., & recorded on the payroll Aug. 28, 1793.
[NI041678] Came to Amer. from Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, to Bristol, PA, on the ship Betsy 9/19/1765. John Oosman, commander from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, England Settled in Upper Salford Twp. in Bucks Co., PA, later moving to Lancaster Co., PA Serv Rev War: Non-Associator 1779; Substitute (non registered) Capt. Andrew Burkhards Co., Col. Wm. Mills 3rd Battalion, Philadelphia Co., Militia 8-10-1780. Pvt 8th Class Capt Henry Nevel's Co., 5th Battalion, Philadelphia Co., PA Militia in 1781 Jacob, his son Melchoir, & probably other membs of the family, came to Amer. from the Palatine, Germany. They took up land in Bucks Co., PA, in the vicinity of Bristol, near the Delaware River, northeast of Philadelphia.Then sent for his wife.
After the Rev. war Sophia & Melchior settled 1st in Elk Lick Twp. & later in what was then Quemahoning (now Paint Twp.)
Tombstone inscription reads: SOPHIA Wife of M Seese Died Nov 17 1854 Aged 91 Ys 11Ms 18 ds DIED Jun 27 1835 Aged
76 Ys 4 Ms & 11 Ds.
abt 1801 located above Lutheran cem in Scalp Level on tract later kwn as Joseph Seese farm.
He came to Amer as sm chld with his father settling in Upper Salford Twp., Bucks Co., PA. He serv in Rev War & several enlistments in Cumberland Co. Militia. His war record is given in PA Archives with his name spelled in several ways. His recs show serv 1779-1782. After Rev he & Sophia settled 1st in Elk Lick Twp. & later in Quemahoning (now Paint Twp.) Melchoir was a teacher on his farm & is the only Seese listed in 1800 census Somerset Co., PA. Both Melchoir & Sophia are bur in family graveyd on land owned in 1978 by Robert H. Seese. This bur plot also contains membs of families Weaver, Custer, as well as Seese. Melchoir is bur on Jonas Weaver farm. Ellis Berkebile purchased the property from Robert H. Seese around 1988. Mrs. Berkebile is ggdau. of Jonas Weaver, for whom the farm is named. They now board horses & still farm land. Melchoir's grave was marked by DAR in 1930. Both Melchoir & Sophia are bur. in a forgotten old Cem located along a tree line of McCreary & Galbreath farms along Spruce Run Rd. Melchoir arrived in Amer with his father Jacob Seese on a ship named "Betsy" which arrived in Philadelphia 19 Sep 1765.
Tombstone inscription: MELCHIOR SEESE DIED Jun 27 1835 Aged 76y4m11d
Laurel Messenger, Aug 1978: It is said that during a hunting trip in Paint Twp., then kwn as Deerfield, Melchior noticed a clearing of abt 8 acs at what became known as the Jacob Sease farm & still later as the Jonas Weaver farm. The following spring he returned but found the place occupied by a man named Yoder. He then went to what was later kwn as old David Seese pl & later as Dollard farm nearby. Tradition says that he unloaded his goods under a huge tree, & there lived during the summer until a log cabin was built. He had with him a lg chest which is still in family's possession in good cond. Mr. Yoder did not have a claim to this land & he left it in favor of Mr. Seese. It has since been owned by some memb of family. His old flintlock gun, used during Rev is still in possession of Emanuel Seese desc. In a letter written Jun 5 1924, Jonas Weaver says he bought the gun after Jacob d & that Jacob L. Seese at Ogletown got it.
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
59 Sees, Conrad 60 M Farmer - 300 Acres
Sees, Catharine 39 F
Sees, Melchor 23 M
Sees, Margaret 15 F
Sees, Jessee 9 F
Sees, Samuel 6 M
Sees, Conrad 1 M
Johnstown Trib 10/22/1875 Died in Paint Twp, Somerset Co on the 20th, Conrad Seese, aged 91 years.
In her earlier years, Mayme worked as a house maid at the Heebner
Farmstead, South Broad Street and Morris Road, Worcester Twp., PA Here
she met Charles W.F. Sust, whose parents spent part of the summers
there. She married Charles and went to live with his parents at 1232 N.
29th Street, Philadelphia, PA Here she was a homemaker.
Carl remembers Mayme as "a good mother and homemaker; she loved to sew,
did patches for quilts, and quilted."
[NI041687] Charles met Mayme K. Bobb at the Heebner Farmstead, South Broad St. & Morris Rd, Worcester Twp., PA, where she worked as a housemaid. Charles' parents used to spend the summers at the Farmstead. Charles, as far as Carl Sust knows, worked for a tinsmith & roofer on Front St., Philadelphia, PA. Somehow they must have done some work at Wm. Sellers & Co., Philadelphia, PA, where Charles eventually went to work as a sheet metal worker & later became Foreman of the dept. He became interested in photography & developed his own plates (not film) & prints. Carl remembers Charles as "a father who was strict, but fair; he took an interest in me as a son, showed numerous mechanical things which benefitted me in later life."
Elder of the Church. Tombstone reads: "Elder Levi Rogers
b. Sept 7, 1854 d. July 14, 1915 Aged 60 Yrs 10 Ms & 7 Ds
His toils are past his work is done He fought the fight -- the victory won"
Jacob Seese, 54, male, white, farmer, $3000 in real estate, b. PA, cannot read or write; Mary, 45, female, white, b. PA, cannot read or write; Emanuel, 21, male, white, laborer, b. PA, in school; Sophia, 17, female, white, b. PA, in school; Elizabeth, 14, female, white, b. PA, in school; Jacob, 13, male, white, b. PA, in school; Catherine, 9, female, white, b. PA, in school; Mary, 7, female, white, b. PA, in school; Susanna, 4, female, white, b. PA; Sophia, 87, female, white, b. PA, cannot read or write. The doors of the Jacob Seese home were open for religious serv.s, until 1st Luth. Ch. was built up on ScalpHill. Jacob Seese donated the ground for Mt. Zion, as well as ground for the Cem., which is near the original Ch. site. Jacob & Polly are bur. at this Cem.
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
77 Sees, Jacob 54 M Farmer - 3000 Acres
Sees, Mary 45 F
Sees, Emanuel 21 M Laborer
Sees, Sophia 17 F
Sees, Elisabeth 14 F
Sees, Jacob 13 M
Sees, Catharine 9 F
Sees, Mary 7 F
Sees, Susanna 4 F
Sees, Sophia 87 F
bur. on his farm, Old Ashtola. His property was located on top of sm. hill, just N. of present village of Rummel, where WWBR radio towers now stand. in 1859 Melchoir Seese Jr. had 173 acres warranted in his name. Until the time of the 1854 surveys the land was settled by the same families. As sons & dau.s m. they each took a portion of the home farm & made it their own. Most transactions were done with a simple handshake & recorded deeds were not necessary between family memb.s. Melchoir Seese's land was located in what became known as the Old Ashtola Dist.
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
50 Sees, Mechor 50 M Farmer - 1800 Acres
Sees, Elisabeth 49 F
Sees, Elisabeth 22 F
Sees, Rebecca 10 F
[NI041711] According to the Amish Genealogies John Berkey was previously m. It could also be that Elizabeth Seese was m. to George Helman, bro. of Elizabeth Helman who m. Melchoir Seese Jr. It is Melchoir Jr's dau. Elizabeth who m. George Helman. Both sis.s Catherine & Elizabeth m. to Frederick Custer Jr. Because the 1850 census has 14 yr old Hannah Custer in the household of John & 44 yr old Elizabeth Burkey, it appears that Elizabeth had a dau. by a previous husb. named Custer, who could then be Frederick. I find no evidence so far for George Helman. It is possible that Frederick m. Catherine, she d., he then m. Elizabeth, fathered Hannah, then he d. Elizabeth rem. John Berkey who had a son by his previous m. It's also possible she was appointed guardian for her sis.'s minor dau. It was Elizabeth, not Catherine (as George Lint reports) who is living as John Berkey's wife in 1850.
[NI041712] Herald of Truth Vol XXIV # 20 Oct 15, 1887 pg 318,319. Livingstone. On__ Sep in Somerset co, Pa, Margaret wid/o David Livingstone, aged 87y. 7 chdn, 59 gchdn & 83 ggchdn is # of her family. Funeral by Jonas Blauch.
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 14 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
21 106 92 Siese Mary Widow 64 F W Farming Pa
Siese Susanna 24 F W domestic servant Pa
Siese Emma 5 F W At Home Pa
Johnstown Trib 10/15/1884 DIED IN Paint Twp, Somerset Co on 13th, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann (Polly) Seese, aged 79 y, 4 m, 7 d. She was b Davidsville 9 Sep 1805, the d/o Frederick & Elizabeth Custer. She is the w/o Jacob Seese, who d 22 ys ago. They had 11 chldn, all living, 22 gchldn, & 34 ggchldn. Bur Luth Cem, Scalp Level, Cambria Co., PA
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
35 35 LEVINGSTON David 51 M Farmer
Margaret 49 F
Eve 19 F
John 17 M Laborer
Margaret 11 F
David 8 M
[NI041719] Reformed Luth. Ch. or Breth. Susannah living in 1847 when her father Jacob Reed's estate was settled, d. bef. 1850 census was taken. Copy of Jacob Reed's will obtained from Kathie Weigel shows that it was written in 1813, doubtful that it took 34 yrs to settle the estate, maybe 1817 instead, Susannah probably d. abt 1830, there is an 8 yr gap between chldn.