[NI051051] OBIT: Bywater, Lloyd A. "Pap," 82, rear 515 1/2 Linden Ave., d Sep 9 1986, Memorial Hosp.; b Aug 25 1904, Madera, Clearfield Co., s/o James & Henrietta (Miles) Bywater. Preceded in death by daug, Mary Layton, & several bros & sis'. Death ends m union of 58 yrs. Survived by widow former Blanche Hoffman, & these chldn: Don, m to Racquel Gordon, Brentwood, MD; Robert, m to Marge Hayes; Harold, m to Flo Ewel; Shirley, w/o Marlon Haymaker; Letha, w/o Jacob Webb; & Ray, m to Shelby Hare, all Johnstown; also 34 gchldn & 36 ggchldn. Memb Moxham Colonial COB & Sr Citizens. Retired carpenter. Friends received 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Thu Geisel-Kuhlman Funeral Home, Dale, funeral will be at 10:30 am Fri, Revs. John D. Byers & Noah Martin. Bur Richland Cem.
[NI051068] HABEL,Robert G. Sr., 56, 624 Kennedy Ave., died May 25, 1973, at Memorial Hosp. Born Aug. 10, 1916, in Johnstown, son of Robert & Mamie (Helman) Habel. Preceded in death by parents & 3 sis.s. Survived by widow, former Henrietta Layton; daug., Barbara, wife of Wayne Burkett, Windber; & son, Robert G. Jr., married to former Claudia Price, Coopersdale Homes; also 10 grandchildren. Bro. of Mrs. Marian Armstrong, 125 Euclid Ave., & Mrs. Helen Mattern, Norwood Gardens. Member of Franklin St. United Meth. Church & Vigilant Volunteer Fire Co. Retired member of Teamsters Local 110. Formerly employed by Morris Paper Co. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sun. & 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Mon. at The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, where serv. will be held at 10 a.m. Tue., the Rev. Harold L. Knappenberger. Interment, Grandview Cem.
[NI051075] LAYTON, Sarah J., 67, Vine St. Towers, d. Dec. 23, 1991, at Somerset Hosp. B. Mar. 28, 1924, in Conemaugh, dau. of late John & Mira (Chase) Turner. Preceded in death by husb., Charles F. Sr.; sis., Marion Mattingly; half bro. Herman Beers; & granddau. Lorie Taylor. Survived by these chldrn: Barry R., m. to Pakpil, Plant City, FL; Evelyn M., w. of Robert Budash, Johnstown; Charles F. Jr., m. to B.J., Weirton, WV; Donald E., m. to Patricia, Baltimore, MD; Doris J., w. of Charles Rensko Jr., Johnstown; Richard E., m. to Beverly, Somerset; Christine C., w. of John Josephson Sr., Hollsopple; Thomas E., m. to Debbie, Seward; Diane J., w. of John McMahon Sr., Gray; Jerry L., m. to Faith, Lebanon, PA; Judith A., w. of Russell Hartman, Cairnbrook; & Cheryl L., w. of Richard McConville, Acosta; also 31 grandchldrn & 19 great grandchldrn. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thu. & 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Fri. at the Geisel Funeral Home, Dale, where funeral serv. will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., Pastor Alan Myers. Interment, Richland Cem.
[NI051077] Obit Johnstown news: Hewitt - Mrs. Myra, 49, 163 Rodger Ave, d. evening of Oct 11 1952, Raymond Hosp. B. Jan 18 1903, Johnstown, d/o William & Maria (Miller) Chase. Survived by hus., Howard Hewitt, & these chldn: Mrs. Bessie Spurry & Mrs. Beatrice Snapp, both of Manchester, NH; Herman Beers, Detroit, MI; Mrs. Sarah Layton, Pretoria; & Mrs. Mary Mattingly, Cliff St. Also survived by these bro.s & sis.s; Lee Chase, Manchester; Frank Chase, School Place; William, Washington St. & Mrs. Blair Beers, Coalport. Member of Walnut Grove Ch. of the Breth. Friends received in Geisel Funeral Home; sevices there a 2 p.m. Tue, Rev. Charles Heltzel. Interment, Grandview Cem.
[NI051095] Ernest was b Apr 9 1893, Lyleville, he had pale blue eyes & black hair, & his schooling ended in the 4th grade to help take care of the family. Ernest m Myra Chase d/o William Chase on Jan 8 1919 by Minister J.J. Funk, Johnstown, PA. Ernest div. Myra in Jun 1936 due to desertion. Ernest in Jul 1936 m Grace Baum. After her death in 1961 Ernest spent his time between his farm in Flinton & his daug Vada's house in Niagara Falls. Ernest was able to build anything & had an inventive mind. He at one time worked for the Sunshine Mine in Coalport & Apple's Mine in Glasgow, Pa. Ernest grew wheat, strawberrys & peaches on his farm. There was a sad time for the family when a little boy Kenneth Baum fell into an old mine hole & drowned. Ernest serv WWI. He d Apr 30 1980, Niagara Falls, NY due to respiratory failure & black lung disease. He is bur Beaver Valley Cem, Beaver Valley, PA next to Grace.
[NI051097] BEERS GETS VIET DUTY: Army Pvt. Herman R. Beers Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman R. Beers Sr. of 308 10th Street, Windber, has completed a 15-day leave at home and has been assigned to Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam. After attending Windber Area High School, he enlisted in the Army in June and received basic training at Ft. Dix, N.J. Before being sent to Southeast Asia, he completed aircraft maintenance and helicopter door gunner courses at Ft. Rucker, Ala.
Articles From A Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA newspaper: BOY HURT IN BIKE SPILL: a Windber youngster was admitted to Memorial Hosp. at 9:20 a.m. Thur. with an injury received in a fall from a bicycle Wed. He is Dennis Beers, 10, son of Herman Beers, who received a broken left leg. His condition was listed as fair.
WINDBER BOY HURT: Dennis Beers, 16, son of Herman Beers, was admitted to the Johnstown's Memorial Hosp. Thur. with an injury of the left ankle. He was listed in satisfactory condition.
[NI051101] BEERS--Jan, 14-mo.s-old son of Herman & Onda (Layton) Beers, 120 1/2 McConaughy St., d. at 5:30 am Nov 4 1959 at Memorial Hosp.. B. Sep 11 1958, in Johnstown. Survived by parents & these bro.s & sis.s: Catherine, Theresa, Herman, Dennis, William, & Kenneth, all at home. Friends received 7 pm Wed. at Geisel Funeral Home, where funeral services will be at 2:30 pm Thur., Rev. George I. Melhorn. Interment Richland Cem.
Newspaper Article: Lincoln Times-News; Dec 20, 2002: Man killed as car hits guard rail. From staff reports: A single-car wreck on Hwy 321 just outside of Lincolnton led to fatality Fri around 9:45am, a 42y FL man drove off right side of rd, over-corrected, spun out of control, struck a guard rail & came to rest on side of Hwy 321S, 1mi N of Exit 20. I looked up & he was spinning. I walked to car after it was all over with a witness said at the scene. Police, fire & EMS responded to crash but found the driver the lone person in car, d at scene. Trooper Brian Joines said there were 377ft of skid marks before he hit & mangled guard rail. It appears he had a severe impact with guard rail. The man was driving a silver Pontiac Grand Am & was wearing his seat belt. His identity has not yet been released.
Newspaper Article: Authorities have released name of FL man who d Fri in a single-vehicle accident on US 321. Dwayne Allen Beers, 42, was driving S on US 321 Fri at abt 9:45am, a witness saw his car, a silver Pontiac Grd Prix, go into a series of spins & hit a guardrail on right side of rd. "I looked up & he was spinning out of control," the man said. "I walked to the car after it was all over with. Someone in another car called 911" he said. NC State Hwy Patrol investigated scene Fri morning. EMS, fire & police agencies from Lincoln Co also responded to wreck, which left 1 lane of US 321 closed & backed up traffic. Trooper Brian Joines said it appeared that Beers had run off right side of rd, came back on rd & overcorrected, spun out of control & struck guardrail. The driver�s side of vehicle was smashed in. Beers� car came to rest under road sign for exit 20 to High Shoals. The guard rail, which had just begun where Beers veered off rd, was twisted & mangled. Authorities searched grounds surrounding vehicle & determined that Beers had been traveling alone. Trooper Brian Joines, who was part of investigation said there were 377ft of skid marks leading up to guardrail. The car did not flip, Joines said. Troopers determined that alcohol was not a factor in wreck. Beers was wearing his seatbelt, troopers said.
Obit: Trib-Demo, Johnstown, Cambria Co, Pa Dec 22 2002: Beers, Dwayne A, 43, Navarre, FL, formerly of Windber, d Dec 20 2002, as result of auto accident in NC. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue Meek Funeral Home Inc, Windber. Complete obit in Mon's paper.
Obit: Trib-Demo, Johnstown, Cambria Co, Pa Dec 23 2002: Beers, Dwayne A, 42, Navarre, FL, formerly of Windber & Johnstown, d Dec 20 2002, as a result of auto accident in Lincolnton, NC; b May 2 1960, Johnstown, s/o late Herman Sr & Onda (Layton) Beers. Also preceded by inf bro, Jan; & inf sis Beverly. Survived by bros & sis': Catherine w/o Richard Natta, South Fork; Theresa w/o Terry Alexander, Hollsopple; Herman Jr, h/o Paula Shepko, Windber; Dennis h/o Lisa Schlosser, South Fork; William h/o Beverly Opperman, Johnstown; Kenneth h/o Mary Shaffer, Listie; Raymond h/o Laurie Sadvari, New Paris; & Michael Beers, Johnstown; also special friend, Sherry Barlow, & sons. Dwayne was data systems analyst for Prodelin Co, Newton, NC. Family will receive friends 2-4 & 7-9pm Tue (no viewing Christmas Day) at Meek Funeral Home Inc, Windber, serv 11am Thu, Rev Ron Barta officiating. Bur Richland Cem.
[NI051103] BEERS--Beverly, 14 mo.s, dau. of Herman & Onda (Layton) Beers, 421 Napoleon St., d. morning of Jul 1 1962, at Memorial Hosp. B. Apr 8 1961 in Johnstown. Preceded in death by bro. Jan 1959. Survived by these sis.s & Bro.s: Catherine, Theresa, Herman Jr., Dennis, William, Kenneth, Duane, & Raymond, all at home. Also Maternal Gparents Mr. & Mrs. Arlonza Layton, 7th Ave. in Windber, & paternal gfather Frank Beers, Flinton. Friends received after 2 pm Mon. at Fred Geisel Funeral Home where funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tues., Rev. Harold L. Rowe. Interment Richland Cem.
[NI051139] ENGLE, George Jr. 74, a retired professional photographer, died Sun. Feb. 22, 1998, at his residence. Born in Johnstown, PA, he moved to San Angelo in 1973 from Canton, OH & was manager of Wallace Color Laboratories. He was an avid outdoors man whose hobbies included gardening, beekeeping, hunting, & pistol marksmanship. His outgoing friendliness & generosity will be remembered by his many friends. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, seeing action in the European Theater with the Headquarters 15th Army Corps & 1st Div.. He was a lifetime member of the Nat'l Rifle Assc., San Angelo Claybird Assc. & Canton McKinley Rifle & Pistol Club. He was a member of the Sues Temple of San Angelo, Scottish Rite of Dallas & Grand Lodge F.A.M. of OH. He is survived by his wife of 56 yrs, Diana; his chldrn: Lynda Katonak m. to Tom of Albuquerque, NM; Christine Wells of San Angelo, & George Engle III & his wife Elena, of Dallas; grandchldrn, Ron Wells Jr., Amory Engle, & Cody Michael Engle, & a very dear friend of the family, Jim Ridge. A memorial serv. Johnson's Funeral Home. The family requests donations be made to Hospice of San Angelo. There was no burial, George donated his body to the Texas Tech Med. School.
[NI051253] Note: this obituary clipping was badly crumbled & portions were illegible: JACOB REIGHARD DEAD -- Aged Resident of Adams Twp Passes Away After a Long Illness. South Fork, Jun 5 - Jacob Reighard, aged 74 yrs, d last eve at his home in Adams Twp after a long illness of kidney trouble & other ailments. The funeral will take place Wed, bur. in Mt. Hope Cem. His wife had been dead for some yrs. He is the father of Alice, w/o S. S. Paul, of this place; Edward Reighard, Adams Twp; Mrs. Jennie (illegible), Johnstown; Carrie, w/o Henry Walker & Oliver & Red-(illegible words) Reighard, Croyle Twp; (rest of item is missing).
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 16 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
12 121 117 Berkeypile Noah 28 M W farm laborer Pa
13 121 117 Berkeypile Hester 24 F W wife Pa
14 121 117 Berkeypile Arbela 5 F W At Home Pa
15 121 117 Berkeypile Rebecca 3 F W At Home Pa
1890 Census Veteran's Special Schedule Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
45 230 244 Noah Berkpile Pvt F 67 Pa militia 26 Sept 1864 26 May 1865 8 . Rummuel Somerset Co Pa consumption
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Charles Harshberger State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0155 Color: W Age: 20 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0174 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 02090401 Other Residents:
Wife May S 18, PA
[NI051267] Indiana Co., PA, Historical Society Surname File Approx. Date: Jul 1970 C. E. Wissinger, 75, of 1340 Rte 119 North, Indiana, d unexpectedly, Fri, Jul 24 1970; b May 10 1895, Cambria Co., near Johnstown, s/o Adam & Mary (Lint) Wissinger. He was an electrical engineer associated with the Nat'l Mines Serv Co., for many yrs until his retirement. Mr. Wissinger had lived in Indiana for the past 30 yrs & was a lifelong memb of COB. He is survived by a son, Lewis D. Wissinger, Penfield; & 2 gsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Grace Eckel Wissinger, in 1960. Friends will be received 7 - 9 pm today & from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Sun at Robinson-Lytle�s, Indiana, where Rev. Clayton G. Gehman will conduct servs Mon 10 am. Bur Grandview Cem, Cambria Co.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Isaiah Holsopple State: PA Enumeration District: 0153 Color: W Age: 68 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0104 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01950429 Other Residents:
Wife Cnatiana 71, PA
NR Charles Clark 22, PA
Johnstown Trib issue 3 Jan 1929 SOMERSET Co. WAR VET DEAD. Isaiah Holsopple, 87, m 67 yrs; Funeral on Sat Afternoon. WINDBER, Jan. 3. Isaiah Holsopple, aged 87 yrs, a vet Civil War & one of Somerset Co.'s oldest & best-kwn residents, d of a complication of diseases at 3:30 pm yesterday at his residence in Paint Twp. Mr. Holsopple's widow, Mrs. Christina (Blough) Holsopple, whose health has been impaired for some time, is bedfast at her residence. Had Mr. Holsopple lived until Jan 20, he & his wife would have celebrated their 68th wedding ann. Funeral servs Sat afternoon in Berkey COB, the party leaving the house at 2 pm for the ch. Rev. Mr. Graham will conduct servs, assisted by Rev. D.P. Hoover, pastor Rummel ch. Bur Berkey Cem, in charge of Undertaker G.C. Meck. Isaiah Holsopple was s/o Adam & Saloma (Lape) Holsopple. In addition to his widow, the following chldn survive: Mrs. Henry Umberger, Central City; Mrs. Joseph Orris, Rummel; Mrs. Nathaniel Lehman, Hooversville; Mrs. Mathias Nagle, Walsall; Ira L. Holsopple, Boswell; Waldo I. Holsopple, at home, & Mrs. Charles Mitchell, Central City. A daug., Mrs. Elizabeth Orris, d some yrs ago & 2 chldn d in inf. Mr. Holsopple is survived by 44 gchldn; 72 ggchldn. He was a bro of Charles Holsopple, Windber; Philamon Holsopple, 8th Ward, Johnstown, & Mrs. Jerry Spigler, Moxham, Johnstown.
[NI051478] Johnstown Trib issue 11 Mar 1930. MRS. HOLSOPPLE, 91, CALLED BY DEATH. Central City Woman Passes Away After Long Illness; Had 116 Descs CENTRAL CITY, Mar 11. Mrs. Christiana Holsopple, aged 91, who had 116 descs, d this morn at 7:45 am at the home of her daug., Mrs. Charles Mitchell, of this place, following an illness of several mos duration. Although she had been in poor health, Mrs. Holsopple was not obliged to take her bed until recently. From that time the decline was rapid. Her husb Isaiah Holsopple, passed away here Jan 2 1929. Mrs. Holsopple is survived by the following chldn: Mrs. Flora Umberger, Central City; Mrs. Charles Mitchell, mentioned above; Mrs. Joseph Orris, Rummel; Mrs. Nathaniel Lehman, Hooversville; Mrs. Mathias Nagle, Walsall; Ira Holsopple, Boswell, & Waldo Holsopple, Windber. She also leaves 44 gchldn, 64 ggchldn & 1 gggchld. The deceased was a sis of Ezra Blough, Benscreek. Funeral servs Thu afternoon, the cortege to leave Berkey COB. Servs will be conducted in the ch at 2:30 pm by Rev. Mr. Graham. Bur Berkey Cem, in charge of Undertaker O.C. Meek, Windber. The pallbearers will be Henry Seese, Ross Callahan, William Miller, Edward Knable, Noah Berkey & Fred Ott
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Viola Lehman State: PA Dist: 0124 Color: W;W Age: 24 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0006 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Servant ImageNum: 02780064 Other Residents: Husband Frank Phillips
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Chester Lehman State: PA Dist: 0123 Color: W Age: 21 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0349 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02770648 Other Residents:
Wife Nettie 23, PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Walter Wissinger Age: 33 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0112 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0317 Co.: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Maud 33, PA
Daughter Sophie J 11, PA
Son Cyrus M 10, PA
Son Ira E 09, PA
Daughter Verna 07, PA
Daughter Gwen 02, PA
History of Cambria Co. 1926; W. E. Wissinger b Richland Twp, Cambria Co., & for a number of yrs has been identified with the real estate business, Johnstown, associated with the Greater Johnstown Development Co. wife is also a native of Richland Twp, where they reside.
[NI051508] History of Cambria County 1926; CYRUS MERLE WISSINGER One of the best known of the younger businessmen, South Fork, C. M. Wissinger, treasurer & manager of the PA Lumber & Construction Co. b Conemaugh, Aug 22 1899 s/o W. E. & Maud (Davis) Wissinger. W. E. Wissinger b Richland Twp, Cambria Co., & for a number of yrs has been identified with the real estate business, Johnstown, associated with the Greater Johnstown Development Co. wife is also a native of Richland Twp, where they reside. C. M. Wissinger attended the public schools of Conemaugh & Ebensburg & grad. Johnstown High School 1917. After a short time in the employ of the Cambria Steel Co., went with the Conemaugh Lumber Co., Morrellville with whom he was associated until Aug 1924. He spent several months in Painsville, OH, as an assistant manager of a lumber concern, & 1924 came to South Fork as treasurer & manager of the PA Lumber & Construction Co. m Mar 4 1920 Miss Edna Clark, Moxham, PA, d/o Edmond A. & Henrieta O. Clark. They have 3 chdn: Henrietta Louise, Dorothy Eleanor, & Clark Merle. memb. Meth. Ch. & Knights of the Golden Eagle. lives at Richland Manor, Richland Twp. PA Lumber & Construction Co. organized 1900 & ranks among the leading retail lumber firms of Cambria Co. They also engage in general contracting business & are dealers in builders' supplies. Offices, yards, & planing mills are located at South Fork. The officers of the Co. are: J. W. Myers, Johnstown, pres.; Albert Bantley, Windber, vice pres.; & C. M. Wissinger, treasurer & manager.
[NI051514] Bur. with unnamed child
[NI051531] Johnstown Trib Fri. Dec 1 1950 Graham-Mrs. Bertha (Carney) 66, Cambria Twp, d. 6:45 pm Nov 30 1950, in her home after a lingering illness. B. in Buffington Twp, Indiana Co., Oct 29 1884, d/o Emerson & Nancy (Strong) Carney. Survived by these chldrn: Clyde, Conway; Mahlon & Mrs. Grace Hibbard, both of Nanty Glo; Wilbur, Arthur, Blaine, Viola, Mrs. Mildred Cook & Robert Graham, all of Ebensburg; Mrs. Florence Trinkley, Heilwood; Homer, Cresson & Mrs. Irma Rose, Conemaugh: also 23 gchldrn, 1ggchld; a bro.in-law, Merritt Carney, & 1 sis., Mrs. Bert Adams, both of Belsano. Her husb., Victor Graham, is deceased. A son, Alfred was killed in action in Sicily in 1944. Friends received in Askew Funeral Home in Ebensburg after 7 pm Fri. Serv.s 2 pm Sun. Strongstown Meth. Ch., Rev. J.D. Schrecengost; interment in Pineland Cem.
Jacob was the 2nd son of Phillip & Anna (HENN) Kimmel. He was born 2 yrs after his father arrived in Amer., probably on his Grandfather's farm that had been purchased from Valintine Kimmel. This was 5 wks after his fellow statesman, Benjamin Franklin, had arrived in London to serve as agent of PA for the following 5 yrs. He moved to Somerset Co. with his parents & brothers about 1762. He was m. to Mary Hoffman about 1780. He was listed on the taxables list for Milford Twp. with wife & 2 chldrn in 1784. This was the same yr that Ben Franklin invented bifocal eye glasses. In 1792 he along with his father & several bro.s was listed as a taxpayer of Quemohoning Twp. In 1792 the Bedford Co. Court formed Stoneycreek Twp. out of part of Quemohoning Twp. where his farm was located. He & his wife are both buried on their farm, about 6 mi.s north of Berlin, PA.
Kimmels are an old family in this Co. Their ancestor, Jacob Kimmel, came from Lancaster Co to what is now Stony Creek Twp abt time of rev war. His farm was one of 1st clearings made in Twp. He led rugged life of a pioneer, encountering hardships & deprivations such, as people of today can scarcely imagine. He d in 1824, at age 68. He m Mary Hoffman, & his chdn were Abraham, Jacob, Ludwig, Solomon, John, Peter, Jonathan, Elizabeth (Shank) & Mary (Newcomer). [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 517.]
[NI051541] Trib Demo, Nov 3 1925 Funeral serv.s for Mrs. Mary (KAYLOR) KROUSE, aged 83 yrs who d. yesterday aftnoon, will be held tomorrow aftnoon at the home of her dau., Mrs. George WERTZ, 216 3rd St., Conemaugh, Rev. M. M. Houser, of Conemaugh U.B. Ch, Bur. Headrick's Cem. Friends are requested to omit flowers. Mrs. Krouse was b. Aug 4 1842, d/o the late Mr. & Mrs. Philip Kaylor. Mrs. Krouse's mother & a sis. perished in the Johnstown Flood of 1889, & although she resided continuously in Conemaugh since the great disaster, Mrs. Krouse has never, been in Johnstown since that time. Mr. & Mrs. Krouse m. 1862 Cambria City. Mr. Krouse's death occurred 20 yrs ago. Mrs. Krouse is survived by 2 chldn Charles Krouse & Mrs. George Wertz, both of Conemaugh. 2 stepchldn also survive, Andrew Krouse, Von Lunen Rd & Mrs. Lena MCCUNE, Conemaugh. 21gchldn 12 ggchldn also survive. Mrs. Krouse was a mem. of the Conemaugh Presby. Ch.
1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 19 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
37 119 123 Hoffman Elisabeth 55 F W 2,300 PA
38 119 123 Hoffman Solomon 18 M W Farmer PA
39 119 123 Hoffman Abraham 14 M W PA
40 119 123 Hoffman Mary 21 F W PA Insane
1850 census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Oct 1850, p. 134 by J. J. Schell
94 97 KIMMEL Samuel 47 M Stonemason 600 PA
Harriet 36 F PA
Joseph 13 M PA
Sarah A. 12 F PA
Rachene[?] 10 M PA
George 6 M PA
Lydia A. 3 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 6 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
123 136 KIMMEL Samuel 57 M Master Stone Mason 900 250 PA
Harriet 46 F PA
Joseph 23 M Day Laborer PA
Sarah 22 F PA
Rashno 20 M PA
Lidiann 13 F PA.
Solomon 16 M PA
137 BEESECKER Noah 36 M Farmer 3500 1000 PA
Elizabeth 34 F PA
1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 18 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
38 100 104 Kimmel Abraham 43 M W Stone Mason 100 PA
39 100 104 Kimmel Sally 37 F W PA Age has been written over.
40 100 104 Kimmel Isaac 13 M W PA Age has been written over.
41 100 104 Kimmel Matilda 12 F W PA
42 100 104 Kimmel John 8 M W PA
1 100 104 Kimmel Nancy 10 F W PA Handwritten page # 177.
2 100 104 Kimmel Elisabeth 7 F W PA
3 100 104 Kimmel Mary 5 F W PA
4 100 104 Kimmel Catharine 4 F W PA
5 100 104 Kimmel Solomon 1/12 M W PA
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 13, 12 Jun 1880
436A 16 110 115 Kimmel Soloman W M 63 Farmer 9 PA PA PA
436A 17 110 115 Kimmel Cathern W F 75 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
436A 18 110 115 Custer Harrison W M 18 Laborer on farm 12 PA PA PA
436A 19 110 115 Umbarger Lizzie W F 28 Domestic PA PA PA
[NI051562] Obit: WEAVER-Abram, 86 Ch. of the Brethren Home, Scalp Level, formerly of 525 Hoffman Ave., d. Apr 4 1974, at home. B. Dec 23 1887, Richland Twp, s/o Jonas A. & Mary Jane (SHAFFER) WEAVER. Preceded in death by parents, 6 bro.s & 2 sis.s. Survived by widow, former Cletus KNAVEL, & these chldrn: Evelyn, w/o Al SERGOTT, Wynnewood, PA., Mrs. Verna KNUPP, Somerset; Emmert, m. to former Anna HOOVER, Windber; Kenneth R., m. to Gladys METZKER, Martinsburg, PA.; Edith, w/o Arthur WEINER, Princeton, NJ; Gladys, Hyattsville, MD; Virginia, w/o Kenneth FEGLEY, Paoli, PA; Marion, w/o Robert BELL, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Esther, w/o Mahlon SHOUP, Ellington, CT, & Edwin, m. to former Wynelle MCGEE, Huntsville, AL, 20 gchldrn & 1 ggchld. Bro. of Quinter, Windber; & Joseph, Livonia, MI. Member of Scalp Level Ch. of the Brethren. Friends received from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Sat. at Marlin G. Meek Funeral Home, Windber, where serv. will be held 1p.m. Sun., Rev. James Daughtry. Interment, Berkey Cem., Windber. In lieu of flowers, family request donations to Ch. of the Brethren Home Building Fund.
[NI051620] Johnstown Trib issue 30 Apr 1918 Mrs. Catherine Holsopple Geiser, aged 75 yrs, d last eve at home of her daug., Mrs. B.R. Weaver, 405 Graham ave, Windber. She was sis of Isaiah & Edmund Holsopple, both Hillsboro; Phil Holsopple, Roxbury; Charles Holsopple & Mrs. Jerry Speigler, both Moxham; Simon Holsopple, Kantner; Adam Holsopple, Middlebury, IN; Mrs. Samuel Knavel, Windber. Hiram Geiser & Catherine Holsopple m 52 yrs ago & resided on a farm near Berkey Ch until Mr. Geiser's death 4 yrs ago. Mrs. Geiser is survived by these chldn: William, Pine st; Emmet, Bedford st; Mrs. Mary Heinlein, Hill alley; Pearl, w/o Robert L. Oswald, Fend alley; Carrie, w/o Frank P. Prough, Grove ave; Anna, w/o Bernard Carthew, Prospect, Johnstown; Lewis, OH; Joseph, Saxman; Amanda, w/o Ben R. Weaver, mentioned above; John, residing on the homestead with whom she made her home up until a few mos ago when she came to visit her daug. She became ill of the grip 2 wks ago & it caused her death. She is also survived by 29 gchldn; 6 ggchldn. The body will be removed to her home on the farm Wed. Funeral servs will be held at Berkey ch Thu 2 pm by Rev. Elrick, pastor of Scalp Level UEC, of which she was a memb.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Philemon E Holsopple State: PA Enumeration District: 0128 Color: W Age: 65 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0142 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01950442 Other Residents:
Wife Amanda A 56, PA
Dau. Araminta M 34, PA
Son Blair E 20, PA
P.E.HOLSOPPLE, 85, DIES OF PARALYSIS 8th Ward Res. Was Stricken at Ross Stutzman Late Last Week Philemon E. Holsopple, 85, who was stricken with paralysis late last wk at the home of his son-in-law & dau., Mr. & Mrs. Ross Stutzman, 1304 Saylor St., 8h Ward, passed away there this morn. Funeral serv.s will be conducted Thu 2 pm by Rev. Paul Baer, pastor Derby street Evan. Ch., Bur. Grandview Cem. Philemon Holsopple s/o Adam & Salome (Lape) Holsopple b Dec 1845, Shade Twp., Somerset Co. a bro. of Mrs. Eva Spigler, Moxham, & Charles Holsopple, Holsopple. He & Miss Amanda Mothersbaugh m 55 yrs ago Huntington Co. & for many yrs later res. on a farm Upper Yoder Twp. Mr. Holsopple was engaged farming this vicinity for a number of yrs before going to work Grandview Cem. where he was employed by Supt. A. Bradimyer & later by Supt. Harry Stutzman. Mr. Holsopple relinquished his duties there abt 5 yrs ago. The deceased's wife d 1925 & since that time he had made his home with the Stutzman family. Blair Holsopple, s/o deceased, passed away here 1920. Besides his bro. & sis. referred to above, survived by dau., Mrs. Araminta Stutzman, & 2 gdau.s. The deceased was a mem. of Evan. Ch. for many yrs.
[NI051624] Johnstown Trib issue 13 Sep 1910 DEATH OF MRS. ST. CLAIR. Well-Kwn Morrellville Lady Expires of a Complication of Diseases Salome Holsopple St. Clair, w/o Jackson St. Clair, d 12:40 am this morning at St. Clair home, No. 151 Barron ave, 18th Ward, in her 56th yr. Mrs. St. Clair's health had been impaired for a long time, but she was able to be abt until 2 wks ago, when she became bedfast. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. Salome Holsopple was d/o Mr. & Mrs. Adam Holsopple & b near Holsopple, Somerset Co., in 1854. She & Jackson St. Clair, who is a well-kwn employee of the Cambria Steel Co, m in Somerset Co. & have since resided in this city. Mr. St. Clair survives his wife, with the following chldn: Effie, w/o Oscar Bush, Jenner Twp., Somerset Co; Lucinda, w/o David Benshoff, Rosedale; Thankful, w/o Louis H. Leckey, C st; Julia, w/o C. O. Wilson, D st; Blanche, w/o Rev. W. C. Benshoff, Dayton, OH; Campbell, Rosedale; Izora, w/o Darrell B. Hockensmith, Moxham, & is still at the parental home, & Clifford, at home. She is also survived by 16 gchldn. Funeral servs at St. Clair home 2 pm Thu by deceased's pastor, Rev. E. A. Sharp, Barron-Ave UBC. Bur Grandview Cem.
1870 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz. Pg 22
14 155 157 Shaffer Aaron 35 M W farmer 4,000 700 Pa
Shaffer Harriet 24 F W wife Pa
Shaffer Cornelious 5 M W at home Pa
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O. W. Williamson Pg 21, 21 Jun 1880
440A 38 188 198 Shaffer Aaron W M 41 Farmer PA PA PA
Shaffer Hannah W F 36 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Shaffer Cornelius W M 15 Son PA PA PA
4Shaffer Elizibeth W F 6 Daughter PA PA PA
Berkey Ellen W F 16 Niece PA PA PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 2 Jun 1900 by Willis L. Powell
Shaffer Aaron D Head W M June 1838 61 M 38 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O F F 8
Shaffer Hannah Wife W F Jan 1844 56 M 38 3 2 PA PA PA Yes No Yes
Layman Nathaniel F. in law W M Dec 1822 77 W PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
Layman Viola Servant W F Apr 1885 15 S PA PA PA Servant Yes Yes Yes
[NI051637] From History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Co.s: Stephen Wonders, by occupation a farmer & weaver, came from York Co with his family early. He was the father of Stephen, Sarah, John, & Mary, Margaret & Susanna.
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 8 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
37 48 47 Knabel Jacob 46 M W farmer 6,000 Pa
38 48 47 Knabel Hannah 42 F W wife Pa
39 48 47 Knabel Samuel 18 M W At Home Pa
40 48 47 Knabel Jacob 16 M W At Home Pa
1 48 47 Knabel John 13 M W At Home Pa
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 2 Nov by Henry Cook
1 00 492 Croyle Eve 50 F 3,300 Pa
2 00 492 Croyle Jacob 35 M Laborer Pa
3 00 492 Croyle Moses 25 M Farmer Pa
4 00 492 Croyle George 22 M Laborer Pa
5 00 492 Croyle John 20 M Laborer Pa
6 00 492 Croyle Henrietta 16 F Pa
7 00 492 Croyle Archibald 14 M Pa
8 00 492 Croyle Lousia 12 F Pa
9 00 492 Croyle Susanah 7 F Pa
10 00 492 Croyle Cyrus 7 M Pa
11 00 492 Croyle Ellen 2 F Pa
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 28 June 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
36 20 20 Berkeypile Adam 26 M W farmer 1,500 845 Pa
37 20 20 Berkeypile Elisabeth 26 F W wife Pa
38 20 20 Berkeypile Calvin 7 M W at home Pa
39 20 20 Berkeypile Mary J 5 F W at home Pa
40 20 20 Berkeypile Emma E 2 F W at home Pa
1 20 20 Berkeypile Elmer 8 M W at home Pa
2 20 20 Berkeypile Nathen 2/12 M W at home Pa Apl
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 19, 18 Jun 1880
439A 28 169 175 Berkebile Adam W M 36 Farmer PA PA PA
439A 29 169 175 Berkebile Elizabeth W F 36 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
439A 30 169 175 Berkebile Elmer W M 18 Son Laborer PA PA PA
439A 31 169 175 Berkebile Cabin L. W M 16 Son Laborer PA PA PA
439A 32 169 175 Berkebile Minerva M. W F 14 Daughter PA PA PA
439A 33 169 175 Berkebile Emma E. W F 11 Daughter PA PA PA
439A 34 169 175 Berkebile Minnie M. W F 10 Daughter PA PA PA
439A 35 169 175 Berkebile Annie A. W F 5 Daughter PA PA PA
439A 36 169 175 Berkebile Albert P. W M 2 Son PA PA PA
439A 37 169 175 Berkebile Susanna W F 77 Mother PA PA PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 7 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
131A 22 56 59 Berkebile Adam Head W M Jan 1843 57 M 37 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O F F 48
131A 23 56 59 Berkebile Elizabeth Wife W F Sept 1844 55 M 37 8 7 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
131A 24 56 59 Berkebile Adam C. Son W M July 1885 14 S PA PA PA 4 Yes Yes Yes
131A 25 56 59 Berkebile Cyrus D. Son W F June 1886 13 S PA PA PA 5 Yes Yes Yes
131A 26 56 59 Wolford Jennie M. Servant W F Sept 1882 17 S 1 PA PA PA Servant Yes Yes Yes
131A 27 56 59 Wolford Pershing Son W M May 1878 22 S PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Adam Berkehile State: PA Enumeration District: 0159 Color: W Age: 67 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0037 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00480414 Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth A 66, PA
NR Ollie Felix 09, PA
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA John J. Schell
219-137 Berkeybile, Anndrew 49 M Farmer PA
220- Christena 38 F PA
Daniel 18 M Farmer PA
Eve 16 F PA
Franey 14 F PA
Noah 9 M PA
Joseph 6 M PA
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
205-37 Berkeybile, Samuel B 46 M Farmer PA
Susanna 47 F PA
John 17 M PA
Elisabeth 14 F PA
Anne 12 F PA
Hiram 10 M PA
Samuel 8 M PA
Andrew 6 M PA
Matilda 4 F PA
Albert 2 M PA
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 6 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
14 116 118 Berkeypile Samuel 70 M W farmer 1,600 600 Pa
15 116 118 Berkeypile Susannah 71 F W wife Pa
16 116 118 Berkeypile Albert 22 M W farm labr Pa
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 25, 24 Jun 1880
442A 37 222 233 Berkebile Samuel W M 80 Farmer Maryland Maryland Maryland
442A 38 222 233 Berkebile Susannah W F 80 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
442A 39 222 233 Berkebile Albert W M 42 Son Laborer PA MD PA
Johnstown, PA Trib or Democrat, Mar 3 1945. Mrs. Berkebile of Scalp Level Dies at Age of 92 Marked B-day 11 Days Ago; Has 221 Living Descendants SCALP LEVEL--MRS. SALOME K. (EWALT) MANGES- BERKEBILE, who celebrated her 92nd b-day 9 days ago, d. at 2:15 am today at the home of her dau., AMY MANGES, 810 Main St., with whom she resided. She has 221 living des.s She was b. Feb 22 1853, at Morrison's Cove, Bedford Co., dau. of CONRAD & SUSAN B. (KAGARISE) EWALT. At 11 she moved with her parents to IL & then MO, where she resided until her 1st m. She & ANANIAS MANGES were m. in Jun 1872, & the latter d. in 1903. She later was m. NOAH BERKEBILE, who d. 1917. She is survived by 9 chldrn to her 1st union--IRA J. MANGES, Hooversville; MRS. MINNIE EPPLEY, Johnstown; MRS. EFFIE MOCK, New Paris; MRS. NORA SMALL, Cairnbrook; MRS. LEOLA BERKEY, Chandler, AZ; MRS. SUSIE PETERS, Mt. Gilead, OH; MRS. SADIE ANDERSON, Scalp Level; & AMY, a Windber Hi School teacher, with whom she resided. 3 chldrn preceded her in death. She was the last survivor of a family of 13 chldrn, she leaves 39 grndchldrn, 135 ggrndchldrn & 38 gggrndchldrn. Friends may pay their respects at the Meek Funeral Home. Serv.s will be conducted at 2 pm Tue. at the Scalp level Ch. of the Breth. by Rev. George E. Yoder, pastor. Interment will be in the Berkey Cem.
1910 Census Miracode Index
Salomon Manger Age: 57 state: PA Color: W Dist: 0153
Br Pl: Visit: 0300 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household
Dau Sadie 16
It seems by census records that this couple took in sev chldn to raise, rather than the couple having issue of their own. These chldn were:
DANIEL c. 1801
THOMAS c. 1803
Mary Ann (Polly Ann)c 1811
Susanna c 1816
Leonard c 1817
Christian c 1825
Samuel c 1826
1850 Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Oct 1850 John J Schell
10 74 78 Berkey Samuel 24 M W Laborer PA
Berkey Leah 20 F W PA
Berkey Daniel 1 M W PA
Sorble Nicolas 73 M W PA
1850 Federal Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
342 99 Lape David 40 M Laborer PA
Susan 37 F PA
Sophia 17 F PA
Elizabeth 16 F PA
Leah 14 F PA
Susan 12 F PA
Matilda 10 F PA
Lydia 8 F PA
Sarah 6 F PA
Ephriam 3 M PA
Eliza 2 F PA
Ananias 11 mos. M PA
1850 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
357 207 Lape William 38 M Laborer PA
Catharine 34 F PA
Herman 14 M PA
Joseph 10 M PA
William 8 M PA
1870 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA 23 Jun 1870 Jno. Hicks
3 211 215 Lape William 59 M W Farmer, Cooper 480 250 PA.
Lape Catharine 55 F W Keeping House PA
Lape Joseph 27 M W Cooper PA
1880 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA J. R. Boose Pg 17, 9 & 10 Jun 1880
3 17 237A 46 154 160 Lape William W M 65 Cooper PA PA PA
Lape Catharine W F 64 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Lape Joseph W M 38 Son Cooper-Farmer PA PA PA
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
104 Lape, Joseph 28 M Farmer
Lape, Catharine 26 F
Lape, Lucinda 6 F
Lape, Jacob 4 M
Lape, Sarah A. 3 F
Lape, Henry 1 M
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 12 Oct by Henry Cook
13 17 17 Fyack Jacob 43 M Farmer 1,400 Pa
14 17 17 Fyack Barbara 38 F Pa
15 17 17 Fyack Samuel 15 M Pa
16 17 17 Fyack Jacob 12 M Pa
17 17 17 Fyack Abram 6 M Pa
18 17 17 Fyack Daniel 3 M Pa
19 17 17 Fyack David 6/12 M Pa
In 1884 Jacob Fyock, son of John Fyock who remained in the Somerset-Cambria co.s area, was b. on Nov 9 1805. He raised a family of 7 chldrn. This branch of the Fyock family moved into the Cambria Co. area near Ragers Corner & the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren. Jacob Fyock d. in 1858 and is buried in that church cemetery. His wife, Barbara Reighard, lived to the age of 88 & died on Oct 13 1899. She was buried near her mate of yrs past. Rev. Abraham Fyock, the son of Jacob Fyock, was a minister in the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren in Johnstown for many yrs before moving into the Dunnings Creek, Bedford Co, congregation where he d. on Feb 14 1919. Jacob, Daniel, & David Fyock, the other sons of Jacob Fyock, remained in the Locust Grove section & were farmers where their descendants are still residents.
[NI051675] Johnstown Trib Dem 1945 Paint Twp. Pioneer Dies. Ill for some time, MRS. FANNIE M. FAUST, 88, mem. of an early Somerset Co. family, d 9:40 am yesterday her home, Windber. w/o JACOB E. FAUST, who d 1932, she b Jun 17 1857, Paint Twp., & was the last of 12 chldrn PETER & HANNAH (BERKEY) BERKEBILE. gfather, the late English DAN BERKEY, built 1st pioneer cabin Paint Twp., & 1 of the organizers of 1st school & 1st Ch. there 1829. MR. BERKEY contributed the land for the Berkey Ch. of the Breth. of which MRS. FAUST was lifelong mem. He also donated the land on which the Cem. is located & was 1st person bur. there. MRS. FAUST is survived by 6 chldrn--MRS. E.S. KNAVEL, MRS. O.A. LOHR & MRS. H.R. STATLER, all Rummel; ALVIN G., teacher, Alderdice Hi School, Pittsburgh, & NEWTON J. & CLARK, both Windber. 17 gchldrn & 11 ggchldrn. Friends will be received in the Meek Funeral Home, Windber, until 2 pm today when the remains may be viewed in Berkey Ch. 1 - 2 pm tomorrow. Bur. Ch. cem. From: Johnstown Trib Demo, 8-7-1945. Name FAUST Pallbearers: Pallbearers for the funeral of MRS. FANNIE M. FAUST, 88, mem. of pioneer Paint Twp. family, d Tue have been named as follows: RICHARD KNAVEL, NILE, DONALD, JAY & ROBERT FAUST & LEROY STATLER. Serv.s for the aged woman will be conducted 2:30 pm today Berkey Ch. of the Breth., mem. since Nov 8 1876. Rev. S. B. Kauffman, pastor, will officiate. Bur. Ch. cem. under the direction of Meek Funeral Home, Windber. Friends will be received in the residence until 1 p m when the remains will be removed to the Ch. MRS. FAUST was the last of a family of 12 chldrn. These bro.s & sis.s are deceased: LEWIS BERKEBILE, Johnstown; MRS. MARY LIVINGSTON, MRS. CHRISTINA RIPPLE, MRS. BARBARA RUMMEL, MRS. ELIZABETH FRY, MRS. SADIE B. SWANK, MRS. ALICE SHAFFER, MRS. EMMA BERKEY, MRS. SUSAN SEESE & LUCINDA & CHARLOTTE, who d infancy. 2 of 8 chldrn are deceased--ARTHUR, killed when he was struck by lightning 1940, & MRS. RUTH RINGLER d 1931.
English DAN BERKEY, He donated land on which Berkey Cem. is located & was 1st person bur there. built 1st pioneer cabin in 1829 in Paint Twp. & later erected 1s brick house in dist where he owned a 500 ac tract of land.
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
82 Berkey, Daniel 53 M Farmer - 6000 Acres
Berkey, Elisabeth 44 F
Berkey, Barbara 15 F
Berkey, Elijah 13 F
Berkey, Lewis 11 M
Berkey, Christina 8 F
Berkey, Josiah 5 M
Berkey, Catharine 2 mo F
Phimay, Sarah 15 F
[NI051678] George Thomas kept a family record, which reads as follows Jul the 19th AD 1819 is a Dauther b hur name is Elizabeth Thomes the Sine of the Twins Mar the 12th 1821 is a Dauther b hir name is Frana thomas the sine of the waterman Jun the 31th 1823 is a Dauther b hur name is Susana thomas the sine of the waterman* Jul the 25th 1825 thar is a son b with the name of Jacob thomes the sine of the archer or bowman Sep the 15th 1827 there is a Son b his name is Benjamin thomes b the sine of the Crab Jan the 29th 1830 thare is a son b his name is Peter Thomes the Sine of the ram May the 20th AD 1832 there is a Dauther b hur name is Eva Thomes b the sine of the watterman Apr the 15th AD 1834 thare was a Son b his name is John Thomas b the Sine of the Crab. NOTE Susanna was probably b Jun 30th or Jul 1, but the 31st was written in the bible. Bur. Blough Cem., Johnstown
Johnstown Trib 7/11/1884 d Richland Twp. on 7th, Mrs. Eve Thomas, 84 yrs., 10 mos. 1818, m Henry Thomas, 8 chldn - 4 sons & 4 dau.s. 2 dau.s & 1 son are deceased. Her maiden name was Miller. She has been a widow for 48 yrs., & memb. of Mennonite Ch. Bur.Blough Cem., Johnstown.
Herald of Truth Vol XXI # 18 Sep 15 1884 p 285. Thomas. On 7 Jul, Cambria co, Pa, Eve Thomas aged 84y 10m. Funeral held by Jonas Blough & P A Blough. She was a widow over 49y & was for many yrs memb Menn Ch.
1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 6 Nov by Henry Cook
7 76 80 THOMAS Eve 50 F 1,200 PA
THOMAS Benjamin 22 M Laborer PA
THOMAS Eve 18 F PA
THOMAS John 16 M PA
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
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
John H Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0156 Color: W Age: 56 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0094 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680514 Other Residents:
Wife Mary I 52, PA
Son Russel P 21, PA
Son Lester D 19, PA
Dau. Nellie I 10, PA
Son John J 17, PA
Dau. Edith B 15, PA
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 2 Nov by Henry Cook
9 448 498 Edwards Benjamin 36 M Farmer 1,500 Pa
10 448 498 Edwards Esther 33 F Pa
11 448 498 Edwards Levi 10 M Pa
12 448 498 Edwards Margaret 8 M Pa REMARKS: M is written by Henry Cook
13 448 498 Edwards Elizabeth 6 F Pa
14 448 498 Edwards Barbara 4 F Pa
15 448 498 Edwards Joseph 2 M Pa
16 448 498 Edwards Jonathan 1 M Pa
17 448 498 Strayer Julia A. 63 F Pa
18 448 498 Strayer George Huey 24 M Laborer Pa
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
127 Oaks, Samuel 48 M Laborer
Oaks, Susanna 48 F
Oaks, Mary 14 F
Oaks, Eve 10 F
Oaks, Elisabeth 8 F
Oaks, Josiah 5 M
Oaks, Jeremiah 18 M Laborer
Gospel Herald Vol XX # 37 Dec 15 1927 pg 814, 815. Thomas, Daniel b Jun 6 1848 d Nov 19 1927, his home, Thomas Mills, Pa aged 79y 6m 13d. He m Sallie Kaufman in 1870. They had 2 daus of whom 1 d in infancy; other is Mrs Joseph Lehman. His wife d Jun 28 1873. He m Lucinda Lape Mar 14 1875. They had 1 dau Mrs John Rhoads. He was memb Menn Ch for 52y. Besides his wife & 2 daus he is survived by 4 gchdn, 9 ggchdn & host of neighbors & friends. Funeral in home & in Thomas Menn Ch by S G Shetler, assisted by M R Gortner. Bur Thomas cem.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Daniel Thomas Age: 61 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0132 B Pl: PA Visit: 0045 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Lucinda 66, PA
Son-in-law John H Rhodes 36, PA
Daug. Mary J 33, PA
Step mother-in-law Eva Lape 83, PA
[NI051714] Johnstown Trib issue 1 Aug 1938, p. 13. JENNERSTOWN, Aug. 1 - Samuel Lape, aged 83, d yesterday morn at A.O. Lape home in Jenner Twp. following an illness of several mos of diseases incident to age. He was a retired farmer, having operated on a farm in Jenner Twp. for more than 40 yrs. Surviving are 2 half-bros, Levi Lape, Somerset ; & John Lape, Kelso. Funeral servs 2:30 pm tomorrow at Blough Menn Ch. Bur in ch cem, under direction of J.H. Hoffman, Boswell mortician. Remains have been removed to Peter Lake home, Jenner Twp.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 9 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
30 46 46 Lape Eve (W) 37 F W Keeping House PA
31 46 46 Lape Joseph 19 M W at home PA
32 46 46 Lape John 8 M W at home PA
33 46 46 Lape Levi 6 M W at home PA
Johnstown, PA Trib iss 4 Aug 1910 p 6, col. 7. MRS. EVA LAPE DIES ALONE IN HER ROOM. Aged Somerset Co woman expires unexpectedly at son's Home Near Tire Hill - Found by Mrs. John Lape - Mrs. Eva Lape, one of Somerset Co's oldest resids, was fund dead in her room at home of her son & dau-in-law Mr. & Mrs. John Lape, in Conemaugh Twp, near foot of Tire Hill, between 7 & 8 pm last eve. Mrs. Lape was 87 yrs old & had been suffering from chronic dysentery for a long time, although able to be abt until an hr or so before her death. On account of her weakened condition Mrs. Lape had not been out of her room since Sat. Shortly before 6 pm she was called on by Mrs. John Lape, but did not complain of being very ill, & when her dau-in-law went to her room again to help to put her to bed the aged lady was dead. Her husb passed away many yrs ago. She is survived by 2 sons, John Lape, referred to above, & Levi Lape, Milford, Somerset Co, together with several stepchdn. Funeral at 2 pm tomorrow from Stahl Menn Ch, servs conducted by Elder Samuel G. Shetler, of near Davidsville. Bur in ch cem. Mrs. Lape was a lifelong memb Menn Ch.
Johnstown Trib 1 Jan 1918 p13, col.3 - GEORGE RUMMEL EXPIRES SUDDENLY - Hooversville Mail Carrier Drops Dead at Postoffice; Survived by Local Relatives - HOOVERSVILLE, Jan 1, George Rummell, 71, well-kwn local letter carrier, dropped dead abt 5:30 pm last eve at postoffice shortly after hauling mail pouches from B & O RR sta. Dr. C. R. Bittner was summoned, but his servs were of no avail. Mr. Rummell's death was due to an attack of heart trouble. He was resid of Hooversville for last 10 yrs & was one of town's highly respected citizens. He was b Somerset Co Mar 1846. Mr. Rummell was employed in postal serv for last 2 yrs. He is survived by widow, Rachael Rummell, & following chdn: Minnie, w/o M. J. Rodgers, this pl; Matilda, w/o William Strayer; Elizabeth, w/o William Johnston; Sadie, w/o Harry Stutzman, Henry Rummell, all Morrellville, Johnstown; Emma, w/o Joseph Johns, Hillsboro. Funeral serv 2pm tomorrow from Dunkard Breth Ch, conducted by B. J. Blough. Bur POS of A Cem.
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jun 1870 H. J. Boyts
6 36 35 Rummel George 25 M W farm laborer Pa
7 36 35 Rummel Hannah 22 F W wife Pa
[NI051719] trib-Dem, Johnstown, PA Fri Jul 16 1999 Custer, Wilbur C. "Pib", 90, Windber, d Jul 14 1999 at home b Apr 7 1909, Napier Twp., s/o Harry E. & Mary E. (Seese) Custer. Preceded in death by parents; infant dau., Garland Jean; bro.s, Frank, Evan & Donald; & sis, Geraldine A. Berkey. Survived by wife, Dora L. McKinney; dau. LaVerne, w/o John Legath, Johnstown; & son, Wilbur L., m Michele Baster, NC; & gchldn, Brian & Kathrlyn Legath. bro. of Ruby Feldbauer, Windber; Marian Able, CA; Anna Mae Cook, UT; & Patricia VonLunen, Salix. mem. Mount Zion Luth. Ch., Scalp Level. Pvt. funeral service will be held at Meek Funeral Home Inc., Windber, Rev. Jacquelyn DePhillips, officiating. Bur., Rummel Cem.. Family suggests contributions to Windber Regional Hospice or Mount Zion Luth. Ch., in memory of Mr. Custer.
[NI051721] Ukwn paper Aug 1967 RODDY, Chester E., age 80, Ligonier, d Aug 11 1967 Latrobe Hosp. Preceded by wife, Melvina James. Survived by 4 chldn: Mrs. Joseph Massimo, New Florence; Mrs. Eugene Horner, Ligonier, Clifford E., Ligonier, & Morrell J., Sparta, NJ.;13 gchldn; 14 ggchldn. bro. of Alfred I., New Florence & Luther M., Johnstown, Friends received at D. Paul Wilkinson Funeral Home, Ligonier, until noon Mon, when body will be moved to Waterford EUB Ch., where serv.s will be held 2 pm Mon Bur. Green Mountain Cem..
[NI051734] Trib-Demo Jan 1969 RODDY, Alfred Irwin, 89, New Florence, d Jan 1 1969 Lee Hosp. b Mar 27 1879 Jenners, s/o Jacob & Catherine (Thomas) Roddy. Preceded death by son, Walter G. Survived by widow, former Tina Keller, & chldn: Albert Jay, Ligonier; Wilbert P. & Mrs. Walter (Jennie) Clark, both Ligonier; Mrs. Joseph (Jesse) Fritz & Mrs. David (Irene) Anderson, both New Florence; Harry K., Akron, OH & Mrs. Bernard (Grace) Sherra, Seward; 29 gchldn, 54 ggchldn & 3 gggchldn, bro of Luther M., Pittsburgh. Farmer Ligonier for many yrs. Formerly operated threshing machine business. Owned only cider press valley. Minister of Congregational Ch.. Former pastor at Waterford. At time of death, serv. Armagh Cong. Ch. Family will receive friends 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm. Thu & Fri Sibel-Wolford Funeral Home, Ligonier, serv.s 2 pm Sat, Rev. Harry Felton. Bur. Green Mountain Cem. lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Westmoreland Co. Chapter, Amer. Cancer Society.
[NI051769] MILLER-Evelyn, 66, of 418 Robb Av. Johnstown, PA entered into rest 19 Aug. 1969 at her home. b 1 July 1903 Cambria Co. d/o Louis & Anna (Schick) Webb. Preceded by hus. Victor. Survived by these chldn: Reita, w/o Joseph Kelman, Chambersburg; Mary, w/o Harry Hess, St. Thomas R.D.1; Rose, w/o Margan Roles, Cassandra; Alice, w/o Russell Reed, Scottdale; Mrs. Violet Minzer, rear 725 Yoder St. & Clarence Miller m Jane Lohr, Lancaster, PA 26 gchldn & 8 ggchldn. Sis. of Mrs Anna Deam, & Louis both, Berlin PA; Mrs. Elizabeth Kensinger & Frank, both Johnstown; & Kathryn & Keneth, both OH; Friends Received 7 - 9 pm Wed & 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Thu, Pentrack Funeral Home, 710 Broad St. service will be 1 pm Fri, Rev. Donald Scase officiating. Bur. Benshoff Hill Cem.
[NI051775] In 1876, Moses Thomas petitioned the Somerset Co. Court to purchase from the estate of John Thomas (d. Mar 23, 1876), a tract of land that included the mill property of Thomas Mills. (This land eventually became 107 acres & 147 perches at $26.00 per acre). The court finally approved the action with Moses Thomas paying John's chldrn & heirs. The heirs were the chldrn of George C. Thomas, deceased. They included; John Thomas; Catherine Thomas; Harrison U. Thomas; Lydia Thomas; Christina Thomas; & George Thomas, Jr. & their guardian was Jacob Thomas. Each of the chldrn received $306.06 & the George C. Thomas heirs received $51.01 each.
Obit - Johnstown Trib 1/9/1909 MRS. EVA THOMAS, w/o George Thomas, d of paralysis last night at her home, No. 48 Sell St., 8th Ward her 77th yr. b Richland Twp & m abt 50 yrs ago to George Thomas, who enlisted the Rebellion d serv. Mrs. Thomas is survived by 4 chldn Harrison, Sell St.; John, Jerome; George, Woodside, DE, & Mrs. Jacob Roddy, 17th Ward. The funeral will take place on Mon morn from the Derby St. U. Evan. Ch., where serv.s will be Rev. F. D. Ellenberger, pastor, & Revs. James Saylor & Levi Blough of Mennonite Ch. Bur. Sell-Berkley Cem.,Upper Yoder Twp.
Gospel Herald Vol I # 43 Jan 23 1909 pg 687. Thomas, Eve d at home of son Harrison Thomas, Johnstown, Pa on Jan 8 1909 aged 76y 7m 18d. She was memb Menn Ch. Her husb d abt 45y ago leaving care of family to mother. Funeral Evang Ch of Roxbury, by L A Blough, Jas Saylor & Pre Ellenberger, Pre McDonald of Evang Ch. Bur Barkley grvyd.
[NI051898] KAUFMAN-Rose Marie, 30 yrs old entered into rest at 33 Cleveland St. Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA 11 Oct 1935. b Berlin 27 Feb 1905. Somerset Co., d/o Louis Webb, Berlin & Anna (Schick) Webb. Survived chldn. John, Christina, Anna, Betty, Buddy & Clarence Leroy. All at home. Sis. of Mrs. Anna Deltke, Mrs. Catherine Weyant, Mrs. Evelyn Miller, Adams St., Mrs. Elizabeth Kensinger, 133 Strayer St., Louis, Kenneth & Frank Webb, Roxbury. & Joseph Webb, Potter Co. Friends recived at home of Francis J. Kensinger 133 Strayer St., Dale. services conducted 1:30 pm tomorrow Rev. George H. Jones. Bur. Shanksville Cem.
[NI051904] Stone in Ogletown Ch. of the Breth. Cem., Ogletown, Ogle Twp., Somerset Co., PA
[NI051905] Stone in Ogletown Ch. of the Breth. Cem., Ogletown, Ogle Twp., Somerset Co., PA
[NI051910] Stone in Ogletown Ch. of the Breth. Cem., Ogletown, Ogle Twp., Somerset Co., PA
[NI051930] Stone in Ogletown Ch. of the Breth. Cem., Ogletown, Ogle Twp., Somerset Co., PA
[NI051931] Stone in Ogletown Ch. of the Breth. Cem., Ogletown, Ogle Twp., Somerset Co., PA
[NI051970] Charles H. Mowery, Jr. was a Down's Syndrome child. As an adult he had the love & gave great joy to all who knew him. This special child enjoyed all the small things that we "normal" people took for granted, & for the most part was a happy person. He died of the effects of Hepatitis B pneumonia the day before Easter, Apr. 10, 1993. He is buried beside his father & grandparents, Clair & Jacquetta (Mansfield) Holsopple, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA [Donna Holsopple Bumbarger, his mother]
[NI051974] Clair Shaffer Holsopple was a traveling salesman from a very young age. He was an accomplished musician, & he played with several local orchestras as well as his own band for some time. He played saxaphone & clarinet. He was also a baritone & sang with the various orchestras in the Johnstown area. He was married quite young, at the age of 16, & was a good thorough strict father to his 6 chldrn & bequeathed all of them with a love of music & a good sense of humor.He taught his chldrn to be self-sufficient at an early age. He is buried beside his wife, Jacquetta, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Johnstown, PA
[NI051975] Jacquetta (Mansfield) Holsopple was the daug. of Lester & Nora (Thomas) Mansfield, she was born & lived in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA She was a great cook & a joy to have for a mother. She had a wry sense of humor, her conversation was sprinkled with many funny & unusual sayings or phrases that kept all who knew her institches. Quick -tempered as well as quick-witted, "Jake" as my father called her, made life interesting & unpredictable for her 6 chldrn, everyday was an adventure! She is buried beside her beloved husb. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Johnstown, PA, where her son-in-law & grandson, Charles H. Mowery & Charles Mowery, Jr. rest near-by. She is missed by her daug. Donna who loved her very much & enjoyed her company anytime. [Donna Holsopple Bumbarger]
Gospel Herald Vol V # 20 Aug 15 1912 pg 319. Thomas, Infant child/o Amos & Fannie Thomas, Hollsopple, PA d July 23 1912. Funeral Jul 24 at home by L A Blough. Bur Blough Menn Ch.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Amos Thomas 33 W PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Fannie 20 PA
[NI052013] Gospel Herald - Vol IV # 51, Mar 21 1912, pg 819, 820. Eash, Sis Christiana w/o Bro John Eash, of Davidsville, PA d Mar 7 1912; aged 54y 6m. Funeral Servs held at Kaufman Menn Ch, conducted by Jas. Saylor, S G Shetler & L A Blough. Bur Johns Cem.
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
40 Thomas, Jacob 28 M Farmer
Thomas, Susan 23 F
Thomas, Elisabeth 6 F
Thomas, Mary 3 F
Thomas, Barbara 2 F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jun H. J. Boyts
35 34 33 Thomas Jacob 45 M W farm laborer Pa
Thomas Susanna 43 F W wife Pa
Thomas Lavina 14 F W At Home Pa
Thomas Adaline 12 F W At Home Pa
Thomas Samuel 8 M W At Home Pa
Thomas Frank 1 M W At Home Pa
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
214 222 THOMAS Moses 25 M Farmer
Catharine 24 F
John 1 M
Daniel 10/12 M
Katie's obit says her husb. was George Thomas, but census records in 1860, 1870 & 1880 all show John & Catherine with the chldrn listed.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 8 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
31 7 7 Thomas John K. 41 M W Farmer 800 150 Penna can't write
Thomas Catharina 42 F W wife Penna can't write
Thomas Lena 15 F W at home Penna
Thomas Peter 9 M W at home Penna
Herald of Truth, Vol XXXV # 21 Nov 1 1898 pg 333. THOMAS. On 23 Sep, Cambria Co, Pa of a short illness, Levi Thomas aged 65y 9m 23d. Bur 25th at Weaver M H. Funeral by Jonas Blauch & Sam'l Gindlesperger.
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 9 Jun H. J. Boyts
3 57 55 Thomas Levi 36 M W farmer 300 Pa
Thomas Frany 37 F W wife Pa
Thomas Samuel 13 M W At Home Pa
Thomas Mary Ann 9 F W At Home Pa
Thomas Eve 6 F W At Home Pa
Thomas Elisabeth 4 F W At Home Pa
Thomas Jeremiah 2 M W At Home Pa
Thomas Henry 1 M W At Home Pa
GOSPEL HERALD - Vol X # 40 Jan 3 1918 pg 735. THOMAS, Emanuel, Johnstown, Pa b May 6 1836 d Nov 14 1917 aged 81y 6m 8d. He m Hannah Stutzman who d 22y ago. He was father of 11 chdn, 4 survive. He was from family of 9 chdn, & was last one to d. He was member Menn Ch for 59y.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Aug H. J. Boyts
12 11 11 Thomas Emanuel 38 M Farm Labor 400 160 Pa can't read or write
Thomas Hannah 40 F W wife Pa
Thomas George 12 M W at home Pa
Thomas Jacob 11 M W at home Pa
Thomas Jeremiah 4 M W at home Pa
Thomas Emanuel 3 M W at home Pa
Thomas Joseph 2 M W at home Pa
Thomas Elizabeth 9/12 F W at home Pa
[NI052019] Gospel Herald Vol II # 10, Jun 3 1909 pg 159, 160. Eash, Elizabeth w/o Jos Eash d at her home, Johnstown, Pa aged 64y 6m 28d. She lived in matrimony 43 yrs. She was mother of 1 son & 3 daus, all living. Besides these, her husb, 1 bro, 8 gchdn & 1 ggchld survive her. She was memb of Menn Ch for some 40 yrs. The Church feels the loss of a devoted memb. She was sick for over a yr, but lived faithful till death. Servs conducted by S G Shetler & Jonas Yoder & James Saylor.
Alexander THOMAS, b. abt 1741, d. 14 Feb 1802, buried Feb 1802 in Greenville Twp. Somerset Co., PA. Alexander was m. to a woman named Catherine, whose maiden name is ukwn. Catherine's tombstone bears the inscription, "Catherine, wife of Alexander 'Thomas," Alexander Thomas's activities after he arrived in PA are somewhat vague, but enough evidence exist to construct a chronology of his movemants. The earliest account is found in the obit of 1 of his grandsons, Christian Thomas, who d. in 1908. It states,: "Alexander sold his farm & received as pay a large sum of continental money, which afterwards became almost worthless, & he found himself begging. Afterward he came into possession of a piece of land not far from Johnstown, where he reared a family." The farm in eastern PA, according to family tradition, was to have been in what is now Lebanon Co., but this has not been validated. Alexander's move to "a piece of land not for from Johnstown", however, can be substantiated. A passage from "Two Centruries of the Church of the Brethren in Western PA 1751-1951" states: "We are told that Michael Thomas Sr. was b. in what is now Conemaugh Twp, on Aug 15 1774, his father, Alexander Thomas, patented 200 acres of land here, Nov 3 1789." The land patent referred to can be found in the PA Archives. It is not determined, though, just exactly where that tract of land was. Alexander owned another tract of land in what is now Greenville Twp., Somerset Co.. A map gleaned from the Co. records office clearly shows a tract of 147 acres patented to Alexander Thomas on Nov 3 1789. It is interesting to note that the patent dates for both Alexander's land holdings are the same & that the patents were taken, if the account of son Michael's birthplace is to be believed, after the family had lived on at least 1 of the tracts for 15 yrs. Alexander Thomas, according to family tradition, was a vet of the Rev. War. Enough evidence has been found to establish this through J. Montgomery Seaver, in his "Thomas Family History", listing 2 Alexander Thomas' as having served in the Rev. War. The 1st was an officer in 3 different RI regiments. The 2nd is listed simply as Alexander Thomas of NJ. Since neither of these are listed to have served with a PA Unit it is unlikely they are our ancestors. The 3rd Alexander Thomas, seems to be the correct one, as his name is listed in the PA Archives as a Sgt in Major James Grier's Co. of the 10th PA Regiment "in the service of the US for June, July & Aug, 1780." A further entry in the Archives lists a Sgt Alexander Thomas, R.A. (regular Army) to have been An "Invalid Penshioner" in receipt of his pension at the agency of Philadelphia. This entry further states his address to be unknown "in consequence of the destruction of the papers of the War Office in 1801 & 1814." but lists his date of death as Feb 14 1801. The yr of his death listed here corresponds with that handed down through family word of mouth, & is mainly for this reason we believe him to be our somewhat elusive ancestor. Much here has been written to establish that Alexander Thomas, who come from Wales, is our ancestor. Alexander & Catherine Thomas had 7 chldrn, 6 boys & 1 girl. Relocated 1772 to PhiladelphIa, PA from Wales. M. Catherine THOMAS, buried after 1789 at Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., on the Walter Mishler farm. The following was found at the Somerset Historical Society. Rev War vet. Wounded army. Joined navy. Received 2 plots of land for his serv., 1 Greenville Twp (Somerset Co., PA), 1 Conemaught (Conemaugh) Twp (Somerset Co., PA), what is now Thomas Mills at headwater Benson. 197 acres Greenville Twp., near MD border. Patent #1776. Enlisted Capt. Williams, 6th Reg, 1777-1781 (Lancaster). Had farm near Philadelphia, sold it for Continental money which was no good. Had descendants Preston Co., WV. Bur. Greenville Twp., Somerset Co. (cem. destroyed) Bap. Oct 11, 1740, St Agnes Ch., Truro, Cornwall, England Imm. 1772, Arrived Philadelphia from Wales Rev War vet, DAR 272709, pg. 673. // Christened at St. Agnes in Cornwall, 1740. There is still a St. Agnes Church; the font that he would have been baptized in is still there; although much of the church was rebuilt in the mid-1800's. The base of the bell tower, the holy water stoup, the stone Celtic cross outside the church, the carned wooden poor box with the inscription "Remember the Pore", & the anfcient stone baptismal font are all that remain of the old church. // Alexander was wounded & captured during Canadian campaign, wounded again at Battle of Germantown, & wounded again on privateer Constitution in its encounter with British sloop Savage, while he was serv as Sgt of Marines // Rev War Vet. Wounded in army. Joined navy. Received 2 plots of land for his serv, 1 in Greenville Twp, Somerset Co., PA, 1 in Conemaugh Twp Somerset Co., PA, what is now Thomas Mills at headwater Benson. 197 acs in Greenville Twp., near MD border. Patent #1776. Enlisted Capt. Williams, 6th Regt, 1777-1781 (Lancaster). Had farm near Philadelphia, sold it for Continental money which was no good. Had descs Preston Co, WV. // Alexander Thomas is said to have d while on business in Somerset Co. He was caught in a snowstorm & froze to death.
[NI052039] Johnstown Trib-Demo, May 24 1999 SLEPPY-KNEPP Hilda G. (Thomas), 82, Main St., Boswell, formerly of Clearfield, d May 23 1999, at home. b Feb 26 1917, Hollsopple, d/o Amos & Fannie (Blough) Thomas. Preceded by parents; 1st hus., Wilbur Sleppy; 2nd hus., Kenneth "Squire" Knepp; an infant son; bro. Richard Thomas; & stepmother, Cora (Naugle) Thomas. Survived by chldn Wava (Sleppy), m Donald Ream, Boswell, R.D.; & Kenneth A. Sleppy, m Betty Lou Stout, Hunker; gchldn, Donna (Ream) Will, Gary Lynn Sleppy, Pam (Sleppy) Kolonich, Tammy (Sleppy) Smith & Doug Sleppy; 5 ggchldn. Sis. of Orange Thomas, Jerome; Margaret Howarth, Baltimore, Viola Page, Hollsopple, Madeline Cadillac, Jerome; & Melvin Dean Thomas, Johnstown. mem. Hopewell United Meth. Ch. Retired nurse's aide. Friends 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Mon Hoffman Funeral Home, Main St., Boswell, where serv. 11 am Tue Larry C. Hoover, Pastoral Leader officiating. Bur. Bradford Cem., Clearfield Co., 2:30 pm Wed.
Somerset Ledger, Nov 5 1915 JOHN M EASH, 67, d Fri at home near Davidsville after a long illness with tuberculosis. s/o John & Lizzie Rash, & b IN, Jan 28 1848. m twice. m 2nd Christina, d/o Mr. & Mr. Joseph Thomas of near Davidsville d several yrs ago. 2 dau.s, Lizzie, w/o Irvin Holsopple, who lives at home, & Sara, w/o Moses Croyle of near Centennial Ch., survive this union. The deceased was a memb of Mennonite Ch.
Gospel Herald - Vol VIII # 34, Nov 18 1915, pg 559. John M Eash b Jan 28 1848 d Oct 29 1915; aged 67y 9m 1d. He is survived by 3 daus & 8 gchdn. His 2 companions & 1 son preceded him. Funeral Servs at Kaufman Menn Ch near Hollsopple, PA conducted by L A Blough & Jas. Saylor. Bur Johns Cem.
[NI052060] Gospel Herald - Vol 65 # 41, Oct 17 1972, pg 854. Croyle, Sarah d/o John M & Christine (Thomas) Eash b Somerset Co, PA Apr 11 1893 d Mem'l Hosp, Jul 16 1972; aged 79y 3m 5d. She m Moses Croyle, who survives. Also surviving are 2 chdn Paul & Edna Mrs James E Lehman, 4 gchdn, & 7 ggchdn. She was preceded in death by 2 bros & 2 sis'. She was memb Thomas Menn Ch, where funeral Servs were held Jul 19, in charge of Don Speigle & Aldus Wingard; bur Ch Cem.
GOSPEL HERALD Vol VIII # 22 Aug 26 1915 pg 366. THOMAS, Katie Thomas b Feb 20 1828 d Jul 20 1915 aged 87y 5m. She was mother of 3 chdn, 2 living, & 1 d, & 1 gson living. Memb Amish Menn Ch. Funeral by S G Shetler in german & L A Blough in english. Funeral Stahl Ch Johnstown, Pa; bur in cem on Jerry Livingston farm near Davidsville, Pa.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Catherine Thomas 82 W PA Somerset Mother
Head of Household Peter J Thomas
[NI052064] Herald of Truth, Vol XXV # 1 Jan 1 1888 pgs 12, 13. THOMAS. On 19 Oct Veronica w/o Levi Thomas aged 53y 13d. She was memb Menn Ch & bur on 21st. Serv by Jonas Blauch.
[NI052065] Herald of Truth Vol XXXII # 22 Nov 15 1895 pg 350, 351. THOMAS. On 22 Oct 1895, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, Pa of cancer, Hannah w/o Emmanuel Thomas aged 60y 3m 2d. Bur on 24th. Funeral Stahl Menn M H by Samuel Gindlesperger & L A.Blough.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
216 224 MISHLER Jonas 48 M Laborer
Matty 37 F
Christian 16 M
Jacob 11 M
Samuel 8 M
Eunos* 6 M
Noah 3 M
William 1 M
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 Jun 1860 Josiah H. Zimmerman
96 105 SHAFFER Aaron 37 M Farmer 4000 1000 PA
Anna M. 32 F PA
Cyrus 14 M PA.
William 12 M PA.
Anna E. 10 F PA.
Rhoda E. 9 F PA.
Mary M. 6 F PA
Simon P. 3 M PA
106 SHAFFER Simon 73 M Farmer 600 PA
Barbary 67 F PA
1870 Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 18 Aug 1870 H. J. Boyts
12 180 178 Shaffer Aaron 46 M W Farmer 8,000 1,700 PA
Shaffer Peggy 43 F W wife PA
Shaffer Eliza 22 F W at home PA
Shaffer Amanda 16 F W at home PA
Shaffer Reta 14 F W at home PA
Shaffer John 11 M W at home PA
Shaffer Samuel 3 M W at home PA
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
39 39 EASH Sarah 56 F
Franey 26 F
Lydia 23 F
Jacob 21 M
Maria 16 F
Christina 14 F
MILLER Franey 52 F
1880 Census Jenner Twp. South, Somerset, PA
327B 20 117 123 Shaffer Conrad W M 51 Farmer Hernia Hesse D Hesse D Hesse D
Shaffer Harriet W F 48 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Shaffer Ellen W F 21 Dau At home PA Hesse D Hesse D
Shaffer Charles W M 9 Son PA Hesse D. Hesse D.
Shaffer Mary B. W F 8 Dau PA Hesse D. PA
In the name of God Amen, I Conrad Shaffer of the twp of Jenner co. of Somerset & state of PA being in ill health but of sound mind memory & understanding do make & publish this my last will & testament revoking all wills by me at anytime heretofore made. & as to my worldly estate & all the property, real & personal or ____ of which I shall die ceized & possesed of a to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease I devise, bequeath & dispose thereof as follows to wit; 1st My will is that all my just debts & funeral expenses shall , by my executor herein - after named be pd out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient, as with as the expense of executing this will. 2nd I give & bequeath to my son John all my carpenter tools & remove out of my estate. 3rd As to the remainder of my estate real, personal or ____ my will is that my executor hereinafter name shall as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient sell the same by public sale & distribute the proceeds of such sale as follows; 4th I give, bequaeth to my wife Harriet Shaffer in lieu of dower her third of all my estate afyer all expenses are pd. 5th I give & bequeath to my sons William Shaffer & Kasper Shaffer & my daugs intermarried with George Gohn & Catherine intermarried with Charles Holsupple & Mary B. Shaffer $10 ea & no more out of my estate. 6th I give & bequeath to my son Charles Shaffer $25 & no more . 7th & the remainder of my estate I give & bequeath to my daug Lydia Shaffer if deeming to me best to give her the largest share on accout of her personal deformity. Lastly I nominate & appoint my neighbor Henry Rauch to be the executor of this my last will & testament. In testimony whereof I the said Conrad Shaffer have to this my last will & testament subscribed my name & affixed my seal this 20th day of Jan 1886. Conrad Shaffer Seal Signed sealed publsihed & declared by the said Conrad Shaffer as & for his last will & testament, in the presence of us who at his request & in his presence & in the predence of ea other have subscribed our names as wittnesses thereto. Rufus Rauch Forest Rauch
[NI052092] Gospel Herald Vol XVIII # 19 Aug 6 1925 pg 382, 383. Miller, Daniel J s/o Jacob & Fanny (Hershberger) Miller b Somerset Co, Pa Jan 17 1849 d Jun 13 1925 aged 76y 4m 26d. He m Catherine Thomas Mar 26 1874 who preceded him Jan 22 1905. To this union were b 3 chdn Harry D Miller, Levi I Miller, & Lucy Hostetler, who, with 7 gchdn, survive. Of his 17 bros & sis', 3 survive him. He leaves many relatives & friends. He moved from Somerset co, PA with his parents to farm in IN. He was member Forks Menn Ch from boyhood. He had suffered for 40y. On Jun 11 he met with serious accident, causing considerable suffering which lasted for only 60 hrs, when he quietly passed out unexpectedly. Funeral Shore Menn Ch near Shipshewana, IN Tue morn, by Y C Miller & D D Miller officiating. Bur Miller cem.
[NI052093] Herald of Truth Vol XLII # 7 Feb 16 1905 pg 56. Miller. Near Shore, Lagrange Co, IN sis Catharine beloved w/o Bro Daniel J Miller sis Miller was a long & patient sufferer with diabetes & other ailments, which finally developed into dropsy. She was b Jan 23 1846, Somerset Co, Pa d Jan 22 1905 aged 58y 11m 29d. Surviving her are a loving companion, 2 sons & 1 dau; also 3 bros & 1 sis who live in Somerset Co, Pa. She was memb Shore Menn congregation for many yrs. Funeral at Shore, Jan 25th, by A S Cripe in English, & Y C Miller in German. Bur Miller grvyd A S Cripe.
[NI052098] Herald of Truth, Vol XXXVIII No 15, Aug 1 1901, pg 239. On 5 Jul 1901, Conemaugh twp, Somerset Co, PA, Sis Rachel w/o Jacob E Thomas (deceased), aged 75y 3m 8d. She was bur on 7th at Thomas Ch; funeral Servs conducted at house by Bro S Gindlesperger, & at Ch by S Layman, Jonas Blough, S D Shetler & L A Blough, & at grave by James Saylor. She was faithful memb of Menn Ch for many yrs. She left behind 3 sons, 2 daus, & many other friends.
Gospel Herald Vol XXI # 22 Aug 30 1928 pgs 462, 463. Thomas, Daniel J b Thomas Mills, Pa Mar 23 1853 d Aug 7 1928 aged 75y 4m 15d. He m Elizabeth Saylor Jul 25 1873. They had 6 chdn: 2 sons & 4 daus. He is survived by wife, 6 chdn, 9 gchdn, 1 ggchd. He was memb Menn Ch of Thomas congregation for 46y. Funeral Aug 10 Thomas Ch by Bros L A Blough & Hiram Wingard, assisted by Bros O N Johns & Aaron Loucks. Bur adjoining cem.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Daniel J Thomas 57 W PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Elizabeth 55 PA
NR Sylvester Cable 13 PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harry Thomas Age: 54 State: PA Color: W Dist: 8141 B Pl: PA Visit: 0080 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Minnie 40, PA
Daug Saloma Speigle 09, PA
Daug Lizzie Speigle 07, PA
Son James Speigle 13, PA
Gospel Herald Vol XXVII # 5, May 3 1934 pg 110, 111, 112. Thomas, Samuel J, s/o Jacob & Rachel (Blough) Thomas, b Sep 22 1861 d at old homestead near Thomas Mills, Somerset Co, Pa, Apr 13 1934 aged 72y 6m 21d. He m Amanda Horner who d 2 yrs after their marriage. To this union 1 son J Earl was b. He m 2nd time to Susan Hershberger, to whom were b following chdn: Nora E w/o Ammon Kaufman; Harry S; Owen W; Levi S; Newton H; John N; Stella M w/o Harry Y Shetler, & S Robert, all Conemaugh Twp in which deceased lived. Besides his wife & chdn, he is survived by 20 gchdn, 1 bro Harry J & many other relatives & friends. A # of yrs ago he united with Menn Ch & was active, serv as super of S S & also as teacher. The eve before he d he expressed a willingness & desire to depart, & next morn he peacefully fell asleep. Funeral servs were conducted in home by S G Shetler & at Thomas ch by S G Shetler, assisted by Joseph Saylor, N S Litwiler, & L A Blough. Bur Thomas Cem.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Samuel J Thomas 48 W PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Susanna 40 PA
Dau Nora E 19 PA
Son Harry S 17 PA
Son Owen W 16 PA
Son Levi S 13 PA
Son Newton H 11 PA
Son John N 08 PA
Dau Stella M 06 PA
Son Samuel R 02 PA
[NI052103] Herald of Truth - Vol XV # 7 Jul 1878 pgs 124, 125 & 126. ROSAMAN. May 9th, Somerset Co, Pa, of consumption, Rachel Rosaman aged 49y 11m 5d. On 11th her remains were placed in family grvyd beside her husb. Funeral serv by Jonas Blough.