[NI053992] Gospel Herald - Vol XX # 46 Feb 16 1928 pg 1006, 1007. Livingston, Polly d/o Peter K & Nancy Alwine Thomas was b Somerset Co, Pa Feb 1 1865. At age of 3 she moved with parents to Kent Co, MI, where she spent her girlhood. Oct 29 1882 she m Hiram Livingston. They spent their m life in Freeport on a farm in Bowne, where he passed away Apr 1 1915. They had 5 chdn, 3 preceded her. She d Jan 30 1928, at home of dau Edyth, Elmdale, MI aged 62y 11m 29d. She leaves 2 daus Trilla Keim & Edyth Sines, 2 bros Nelson & Noah, a sis Mrs Fanny Russel, a half-sis Mrs Susie Forby, & a step-sis Mrs Savilla Schnader, also 5 gchdn & host of relatives & friends. Funeral Bowne Menn Ch, Elmdale by F W Williams & S Bowser. Bur in adjoining Cem.

[NI053993] Gospel Herald - Vol XX # 35 Dec 1 1927 pg 766, 767, 768. Thomas, Nathaniel s/o Peter & Nancy (Alwine) Thomas b Dec 31 1866, Somerset Co, Pa. When nearly 1y old, he with his parents came to Kent Co, MI & passed away Nov 12 1927, at his home, Clarksville, MI aged 60y 10m 11d. He m Leah Kauffman Oct 9 1892 who passed away Jan 1900. To this union was b 1 son who d in infancy. In Mar 1901 m Anna Kauffman. For abt 10y they have made their home in Clarksville, MI. He leaves wife, dau, 3 gchdn, 2 bros, 4 sis' besides a host of relatives & friends. Funeral W M Ch in Clarksville by F G Baker & L F Burkey. Bur in Menn Cem.

[NI053994] Herald of Truth, Vol XXV # 3 Feb 1 1888 pg 44, 45. THOMAS. On 5 Jan, Bowne, Kent co, MI, of consumption, Louisa d/o Peter Thomas aged 18y 9m 9d. Servs held by Peter Keim, George Long, & John P Speicher.

[NI053995] Gospel Herald- Vol XXX No 53 Mar 31 1938 pg 1116. Thomas, Noah s/o Peter K & Nancy Thomas b Kent Co, MI Dec 29 1870 d his home, Clarksville, MI Feb 16 1938 aged 67y 1m 17d. He m Mary Kauffman Mar 5 1893 who passed away in 1925. On Sep 25 1935 he m Eunice Merrill, Clarksville. He leaves wife & adopted dau Mrs Lulu Cannivan, Bowne, 1 bro Nelson, Clarksville, 1 halfsis Mrs George Forbey, 1 stepsis Mrs Fred Schwarter, Freeport, & 2 gchdn. Funeral at Bowne Menn Ch. bur in Cem near by.

[NI053996] Herald of Truth Vol XXVI # 17 Sep 1 1889 pg 268, 169. THOMAS. On 14 Aug, Bowne, Kent co, MI of consumption, Emma Thomas aged 16y 2m 10d. Bur 16th at Menn Ch where a lg # of sympathizing friends met to pay their last respects. Serv by John Speicher & C Wenger.

[NI053998] Gospel Herald Vol LVI # 22 Jun 4 1963 pg 486, 487, 488. Thomas, Lawrence s/o Daniel J & Elizabeth (Saylor) Thomas b Somerset Co, Pa Mar 4 1880 d his home Apr 1 1963 aged 83y 28d. May 10 1903 he m Lizzie Johns who survives. Also surviving are 3 chdn: Oscar, Sem, & Fannie, 7 gchdn, 7 ggchdn, & 4 sis' Mrs Ellen Thomas, Mrs Salome Figge, Mrs Susanna Keafer, & Mrs Katie Mishler. 1 bro preceded him. He was member Thomas Ch, funeral in charge of Sanford G Shetler & Aldus J Wingard.

[NI054018] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
37 37 JOHNS Joseph 58 M Farmer
Nancy 51 F
Nancy 18 F
Christina 16 F
Joseph 24 M Farmer
Lydia 18 F

[NI054021] Gospel Herald, Mar 5 1936 Vol XXVIII # 49 pg 1038, 1039. Thomas, Elizabeth (Yoder) b Elkhart Co, IN Nov 26 1880 d her home, Clarksville, MI Feb 6 1936 aged 55y 2m 11d. She m Nelson Thomas Apr 9 1898. To this union were b 4 chdn: Mrs Agusta Shepherd, Edwin, Mrs Olive Moore, Mrs Alta Kauffman, all Grand Rapids. She leaves her husb, 4 chdn, 9 gchdn, 1 bro Ed Yoder, 3 sis' Mrs John Eash, Shipshewana, IN; Mrs Dan Martin, Hopedale, IL; Mrs Geo Dintaman, La Grange, IN, 4 aunts, 4 uncles, & host of relatives & friends. She was afflicted with heart trouble for last 3y, during which she was confined to her bed much of time. Last Nov they retired from their farm & moved to Clarksville. She was memb Bowne Menn Ch. On account of cold & stormy weather, rds were closed, & funeral was postponed 2d; being held Tue afternoon Feb 11, conducted by T E Schrock, at Bowne Menn Ch. Bur adjoining Cem.

[NI054027] Gospel Herald - Vol XXIV # 52 Mar 24 1932� pgs 1118, 1119, 1120. Thomas, � Alta Rebecca d/o Chancey J & Lydia Miller was b Jun 25 1906 d her home, Grand Rapids, MI Feb 24 1932 aged 25y 7m 29d. On Feb 28 1926 she m Edwin Thomas. 2 chdn Virginia Anita & Robert Edwin were b to this union. She leaves her husb, 2 chdn, her father, 1 bro, 4 sis', & many relatives & friends. She had pneumonia, but seemed well on way to recovery when end came very unexpectedly. Funeral Feb 27 at E Bowne Menn Ch by Bros T E Schrock & --- Wilkins. Bur in Cem adjoining Ch.

[NI054066] Gospel Herald - Vol XLII, # 47 - Nov 22, 1949 - pgs 1158, 1159. Blough, Rachel E d/o Emanuel & Fannie (Miller) Eash, b Somerset Co, Pa, Jun 22 1865 d Oct 19 1949 at home of her dau, near Hollsopple, Pa; aged 84y 3m 27d. On Sep 7 1884, she m Josiah Blough who preceded her abt 2y ago. Surviving are 6 chdn Harvey Gindlesperger, Mrs Jonathan Eash, Mrs Maggie Stayrock, Mrs Harry Eash, Mrs Irvin Horner, & Mrs Lloyd Shaffer; 71 gchdn, 110 ggchdn, 4 gggchdn, & 1 sis Mrs Fannie Miller. 6 chdn preceded her. She was memb Blough Menn Ch, Hollsopple, Pa for many yrs. After short service at funeral home, servs were held at Blough Ch Oct 22 by John A. Lehman & H. C. Blough. Bur in Cem adjoining Ch.

[NI054067] Herald of Truth, Vol XXX No 6 Mar 15 1893 pg 102, 103. GINDLESPERGER. On 31 Jan 1893, Roxbury, Cambria Co, PA of consumption, sis Annie w/o Bro John Gindlesperger aged 58y 4m 12d. Bur 2 Feb Thomas Menn meeting-house, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, Pa. Funeral by Levi A Blough in English, & Jonas Blough & Sam Gindlesperger in German.

[NI054069] Herald of Truth Vol XV # 5 May 1878 pgs 89 & 90. MISHLER. Apr 15th, Conemaugh, Somerset Co, Pa Bro TOBIAS MISHLER, aged 68y 8m 5d. Bur 17th in presence of lg number of friends & neighbors who sympathize with the bereaved family. He was consistent memb Amish Menn Ch. Sermon by M B Miller & Jonas Harshberger.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
49 50 MISHLER Tobias 40 M Farmer
Lydia 34 F
Christina 17 F
Levi 12 M
David 10 M
Mary 8 F
Polly 6 F
Samuel 3 M
Joseph */12 M
BERKEY John 25 M Blacksmith
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 10 Aug H. J. Boyts
16 65 64 Mishler Tobias 61 M W Farmer 10,000 1,700 Pa
Mishler Lydia 57 F W wife Pa
Mishler Joseph 20 M W Black Smith Pa
Mishler Tobias 17 M W at home Pa
Mishler Moses 15 M W at home Pa

[NI054082] Herald of Truth- Vol IX # 4 Apr 1872 pg 62, 63. On 16 Mar, Somerset Co, Pa, Catherine w/o Isaac Thomas aged 31y. She leaves husb & 9 chdn. She was memb Omish Ch. Servs by M C Miller, & John Hershberger.

[NI054106] Herald of Truth, Vol XXV # 13 Jul 1 1888 pg 205. THOMAS. On 7 Jun, Somerset co, Pa of cancer of which she suffered nearly 3y, Julia Ann Thomas aged 76y 3m 24d. She was b 16 Feb 1812 lived in matrimony nearly 56y & was mother of 10 chdn, of whom 6 still live & 47 gchdn. She was memb MennCh.

[NI054153] Gospel Herald Vol XLI # 8 Feb 24 1948 pg 191. Blough, Josiah J s/o John & Fannie Blough b Hollsopple, Pa Nov 18 1862 d at home of his dau Mrs Jonathan Eash, near Jerome, Pa Dec 25 1947 aged 85y 1m 7d. On Sep 7 1884 he m Rachel Eash, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daus Mrs Jonathan Eash, Hollsopple, Pa; Mrs Irvin Horner, Kelso, Pa; Mrs Harry Eash, Erie, Pa; Mrs Margaret Stayrook, Hollsopple, Pa; & Mrs Lloyd Shaffer, Stoystown, Pa, 1 stepson Harvey Gindlesperger, Kelso, Pa, 70 gchdn, 110 ggchdn, 1 gggchd, & 4 bros. 1 bro, 2 sis', 2 daus, & 4 sons preceded him. Memb Menn Ch. Funeral at home & at Blough Ch by John A. Lehman & H. C. Blough. Bur in Cem adjoining Ch.
Boswell News 31 Dec 1947 - Aged Hollsopple Man Passes Away - Josiah BLOUGH, 85, a well-known resid Hollsopple, passed away early on Thu morn of last wk at home of son-in-law & daug, Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan EASH. Mr. BLOUGH was a lifelong resid of this Co & s/o John J. & Fannie (BLOUGH) BLOUGH, & husb of Mrs. Rachel (EASH) BLOUGH. Surviving are following chdn: Mrs. Jonathan EASH, Hollsopple; Mrs. Fannie EASH, Erie; Mrs. Irvin HORNER, Tire Hill; Mrs. Margaret STAYROOK, Hollsopple; & Mrs. Lloyd SHAFFER, Stoystown. Mr. BLOUGH was memb for many yrs of Blough Menn ch. Funeral serv conducted in ch named on Sun afternoon, bur in ch Cem, under direction of Hay funeral home, this place.
1910 Miracode Census
Josiah J Blough State: PA Dist: 0133 Color: W Age: 47 B Pl: PA Visit: 0328 Co: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 00310134 Other Residents:
Wife Rachael E 45, PA
Son Harry H 18, PA
Dau Hattie M 16, PA
Dau Maggie J 13, PA
Dau Minnie G 07, PA
Son George H 05, PA
Gdau Annie P James 05, PA

[NI054166] Herald of Truth Vol XI # 2 Feb 1874 pg 2931. Nov 10, Somerset co, Pa GABRIEL MISHLER aged 61y 8m 8d. Sermon by Samuel Blough, sr.
Will administration for Gabriel Mishler states the following: "To the humble, the ____ of the Orphan's Court of Somerset Co., PA. In ____ of J. G. Mishler, eldest son & heir at law (?) of Gabriel Mishler late of Jenner twp, Somerset Co., PA, d., respectfully represents ______ of ______ father ____ d. intestate leaving a widow of Gertrude Mishler who has since d. & issue 11 chldn, to wit, J. G. Mishler, your petitioner; Mary Ann intermarried with Levi Berkey; Henry Mishler; Sarah intermarried with Simon Thomas (the said Sarah being since d., leaving issue 4 chldn: Milton M., Charles Harvey, James A., & Gertrude A. Thomas;) Caroline intermarried with Adam Shaffer; Thomas Mishler; Matilda Mishler, James M. Mishler; Levi Mishler; Jonathan Mishler & Lizzie Mishler, the last named being a minor of whom Jos. J. Mishler is guardian, -- & that this intestate d. ___ in his ___ as _ __ _ & in a certain tract of land situated partly in Jenner twp & partly in Conemaugh twp, said co. adjoining lands of Tobias Yoder, Joseph Alwine estate, David Wertz, Cambria Iron Company, L--- Roddy, Thos. Riffen, David ____field & Adam Shaffer, containing about 420 acres, more or less, with the appurtenances --. ____ petitioner therefore, ___, your ___ to _____ an inquest to make ____ ____ _ __ _______ aforesaid, to & _____ the chldn & representatives of the said intestate. In the matter of the estate of / In the Orphans Gabriel Mishler, late of Jenner / Court of Said Co. twp, Somerset Co., d. / Proceeding in Partition Calculations Appraised valuation ..................$5265.00 Deduct Sh______Kyler fees $59.81 Clerk, W. B. Frease 18.50 Counsel J. Kooser 45.00 123.37 Theirs $5141.69 Eleven principal heirs, including James M. who takes the real estate. 1. J. G. Mishler $467.42 7/11 2. Mary Ann Berkey 467.42 7/11 3. Henry Mishler 467.42 7/11 4. Heirs of Sarah Thomas, dead Milton M. Thomas 116.85 29/44 Charles H. Thomas 116.85 29/44 James A. Thomas 116.85 29/44 Gertrude A. Thomas 116.85 29/44 5. Caroline Shaffer 467.42 7/11 6. Thomas Mishler 467.42 7/11 7. Matilda Mishler 467.42 7/11 8. Levi Mishler 467.42 7/11 9. Jonathan Mishler 467.42 7/11 10. Lizzie Mishler 467.42 7/11 During the sale of the property of Gabriel Mishler, the following people purchased items: Joseph ALWINE (5 Bu. Rye $5.00; 1 Bureau $4.25) Noah ALWINE, (1 meat chest, $2.25; 1 Mare $80.00)) Henry BARNHART, Mary BERKEY (1 bed $3.30) Henry BLOUGH (1 bee $9.50) John H. BLOUGH (1 steer, $15.00; 1 steer $14.25) Geo. CABLE, Aaron CROYLS (25 Bu. Oats 604 $15.00) Samuel CROYLE, John FOREST (2 sheep $9.30) Elias GASHAW, Ann GINDELSPERGER (1 bed $5.00) Steven GRIFFITH, Levi GRIFFITH, (1 saddle $9.50) Samuel JOHNS (1 Spring Wagon $64.00; 1 bull $19.50; 8 Bu. Rye $8.00) Levi KAUFFMAN ($100 threashing machine), Gideon KAUFMAN, Levi LEHMAN, ( Jacob LININGER (1 mare $30.00) Joseph LIVINGSTON (5 bu Buckwheat $4.75) Moses LIVINGSTON,( 1 bee, $5.50) Christian LIVINGSTON, Tobias LIVINGSTON, Joseph MILLER, (1 gun, $7.25) David MISHLER, Joseph J. MISHLER (1 grain cradle $1.50; 2 sheep $6.45; 2 sheep $6.45; 2 sheep $5.25, 2 sheep $5.50; 1 sheep $2.00; 1 colt $50.00; 1 bridle $1.90; 1 lot hay $5.00; 3 Bu. Buckwheat $2.85) Matilda MISHLER (1 Sewing Machine $15.00) Widow MISHLER (180 lbs meat $12.60; 1 table $3.00) Samuel MURPHY, (1 wagon, $98.00) Adam NAUGEL, (1 hog, $4.35) John O'CONNER, (2 sheep $9.50; 1 colt $37.00; hay ladder $2.00) Geo. PETERSON, Jacob RODDY, (1 chest, $ .50; hay $5.12; 25 Bu. Oats 554 $13.75) Louis RODDY, Jacob SAYLER, (1 beehive $ .25) Jeremiah SHAFFER, (2 Calf $8.25 each; 2 Calf $8.50 each) Adam SHAFFER (Broad ax, $1.20; 1 copper kettle, $11.75; 1 box, $.05; 1 sleigh, $.25) Henry SHENKEL (1 lot grain ?? $1.00; 50 Bu. Oats 564 $28.00) Peter SPEICHER, Jacob J. THOMAS (axe, $ .75, 4 kegs white lead, $7.75; 1 horse $98.00; 8 Bu. Buckwheat $7.20; 13 Bu. rye $15.00; 110 Bu. Oats $55.00) Peter THOMAS,Simon THOMAS, (1 Cupboard $3.00) David WERTZ, (1 lot straw $ 18.10; hay $30.00; hay $8.00) John WOODS (1 lot straw $6.80; 2 bu. Buckwheat $2.00) Daniel YODER, (4 hogs sold for $5.50 - 3.75 ea - can't read purchasers) Levi _____ (1 cow $21.00; 1 cow $29.25) ?? (1 horse $30.50) Moses _____ (1 horse $98.50) Amt. of Sale $1322.63 Received Mar 5 1874 of Jacob G & J. M. Mishler Adms. of the Estate of Gabriel Mishler Deceased. $3.85 in full on settlement $3.85 Adam Shaffer.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
91 94 MISHLER Gabriel 38 M Farmer
Gurtrude 32 F
Jacob 13 M
Margaret 10 F
George 9 M
Henry 9 M
Sarah 5 F
Caroline 4 F
Thomas 3 M
Matilda 1/12 F
Elisabeth 60 F

[NI054169] JACOB G. MISHLER, CIVIL WAR VET, DIES IN 90TH YR Well Known Resident of Elim Had Been Ill for the Last 6 Wks. FUNERAL ON SUN. [photo with caption "The Late J. G. Mishler" ] Jacob G. Mishler, passed away at 11:28 pm last night at his home in Elim, Upper Yoder Twp, in 90th yr. He had been unconscious since Tue.. Brief funeral serv.s will be held at the house at 12:30 pm Sun. by Rev. Boyd E. Coleman, pastor of Bedford St. Ev. Ch., after which the funeral party will leave for Centennial Ch. in Jenner Twp, Somerset Co., where additional serv.s will be conducted at 2 pm by Rev. Coleman. Bur.Mishler Cem., near the church. The deceased was b.Jun 14 1837, Jenner Twp, s/o Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Mishler. His gfather, John Mishler, was a native of Switzerland, coming to Amer. in 1779 & settling in the Reading Valley. Jacob G. Mishler was a corporal in Co. D 142d Reg., P.V.I., Civil War, having serv. under Capt. Adam Crimm. The Col. of the reg. was Robert P. Cummins, of Somerset, who was killed during the 1st day's battle at Gettysburg in Jul 1863. Corp. Mishler took part in 13 important engagements, together with a number of skirmishes. On one occasion Corp. Mishler took the colors from a wounded comrade & carried it through 5 battles. The deceased was a member of Emory Fisher Post., G.A.R., & took part in the Mem. Day exercises here last May. For a no. of yrs he was in charge of marking the graves of departed comrades bur. in cemeteries in Conemaugh & Jenner Twps in Somerset Co. For a no. of yrs Mr. Mishler was engaged in farming near Centennial Ch.. In 1894, when J. Earl Ogle, Sr. was the local postmaster, a star rte was established between here & Mishler post office & the deceased held the distinction of being the 1st appointee to carry the US mail to Centennial Ch. Corp. Mishler was m. twice. 1st to Elizabeth (Keim) Mishler. Her death occurred May 1913. 3 sis.s & 5 bro.s also preceded him to the grave. They were Thomas Mishler, who d. in CA; George Mishler, vet of Civil War, who d. at the Battle of Wilderness; Levi C. Mishler, Mrs. Mary Berkey, Mrs. Sarah Thomas, Mrs. Adam Shaffer, Mrs. Levi S. Peterson & Mrs. Elizabeth Yoder. The deceased is survived by his 2nd wife, Mrs. Emma J. Mishler; d/o Mrs. Bertha (Mishler) Potter; 3 sons, Ira Mishler, Upland, CA; C.S. Mishler, 17th Ward, & W.G. Mishler, Riverside; a foster dau., Ms Amanda Kauffman, Washington, DC; 2 stepsons, R.S. Mishler, Los Angeles, CA; & Harry Mishler, Elim; a step-dau., Mrs. Nettie (Mishler) Thomas, Thomas Mills; 3 bro.s, Harry Mishler, Pomona, CA; James Mishler, Centennial Ch., & Jonathan Mishler, Ferndale. Mr. Mishler was memb, of Ev. Ch. for 50 yrs or more & was well known by memb.s of that denomination in both Somerset & Cambria co.s.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 11 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
19 100 94 Mishler Jacob G. 33 M W Carpenter . 200 Penna
20 100 94 Mishler Elisabeth 22 F W wife Penna

[NI054181] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Henry A Shaffer Age: 40 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0132 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0040 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Lucy A 36, PA
Son Homer S 15, PA
daug Florence I 12, PA
daug Mary L 09, PA
Son Charles S 07, PA
Son Franklin B 05, PA
Son Harry L 02, PA
Son Robert R NR, PA
Obit Henry A. SHAFFER, aged 59, residing near Surphur Springs, was injured Sun. noon in auto accident which resulted in the death of his wife, Mrs. Lucy Ann Shaffer, d. 9:40 am yesterday at Mem. hosp. Miss Myrtle Shaffer, aged 18, dau. who also sustained injuries, was reported residing well last night at the hosp. He was a s/o Adam SHAFFER & Caroline (MISHLER) Shaffer. His mother preceded him to the grave by 9 yrs, while his father's death occurred last Thanksgiving day at the home of relative in Plainfield. Adam Shaffer was a Civil War veteran. 6 of the 11 chldn surviving Henry Shaffer reside at home. They are Franklin, Robert, Myrtle, James, Cyrus & Grace. Cyrus & Grace were the other 2 chldn in the car when the accident happened, both escaping uninjured. The other surviving chldn are Homer Shaffer, Jennertown; Mrs. Edwin Alwine, Conemaugh Twp; Mrs. Lloyd Eppley, Jenner Twp.; Charles Shaffer, Upper Yoder Twp; & Harry Shaffer, Detroit, MI. Mr. Shaffer was a memb. of a family of 13 chldn, 2 of whom preceded him to the grave. The surviving bro.s & sis.s are: Mrs. Henry Keafer, Somerset Pike; Mrs. John G. Thomas, Philadelphia; William Shaffer, Upper Yoder Twp; John Shaffer, Salix; Levi Shaffer, Saylor St.; Mrs. David Hershberger, Upper Ferndale; Mrs. William Good, Jenner Twp; Mrs. James G. Shaffer, St. Mary's, PA; Mrs. J. E. Adams, Hammer Ave., & Harrison Shaffer, Upper Yoder Twp. Mrs. Frank Kull, a sis., who resided on Saylor St., was laid to rest 9 yrs ago, & another sis., Mrs. George Saylor, formerly of Conemaugh Twp, d. 35 yrs ago. Henry Shaffer was widely known in Somerset Co., active in civic affairs & was Judge of Elections in Conemaugh Twp No. 2. The bodies of Mr. & Mrs. Shaffer are at the J. J. Saylor home, 130 Hammer Ave., where brief funeral serv.s will be conducted at 1:30 pm tomorrow, after which the funeral cortege will go to the Thomas Mennonite Ch, where double funeral serv.s will be conducted by Rev. W. J. Lloyd of Jennertown & Rev. P. W. Baer, pastor of the Derby St. Evang. Ch. Bur. Thomas cem.

[NI054185] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Levi A Shaffer Age: 34 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0128 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0138 Co: Cambria, J-town Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mary 37, PA
daug Lillian A 10, PA
daug Cora E 08, PA
Son Kenneth L 06, PA
Son Herbert F 04, PA
daug Vesta M 02, PA
daug Dema R NR, PA

[NI054186] Gospel Herald Apr 19 1960, Vol LIII #16, pg 358,359. Hershberger, Mary E d/o Adam & Caroline (Mishler) Shaffer, b Jan 7 1878, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, Pa d of cancer Mar 9 1960, Detroit, MI Aged 82y 2m 2d. On Oct 8 1899 she m David C Hershberger, who d 1932. Surviving are 11 chdn: Ray, Georgetown, Pa; Earl, Johnstown, Pa; Mrs Ivy Schwab, Frostproof, FL; Mrs Esther Harbaugh, Johnstown; Mrs Polly Beisecker, Jennerstown, Pa; Gertrude; Cyrus; Omar; Mrs Ferne Johnson; & Judson, all Detroit, MI; & Mrs Jennie Crum, Reno, NV, 20 gchdn, 21 ggchdn, 2 sis' Mrs Tillie Good, Tire Hill, Pa; & Mrs Layola Adams, Las Vegas, NV, & 2 bros William, Johnstown; & James, St Marys, Pa. She was memb of Ferndale EUB Ch. Funeral servs Mar 13 at Thomas Menn Ch, in charge Aldus J. Wingard & Harry Greer.

[NI054191] Obit "AUTO PLUNGES INTO CREEK; 1 KILLED, 2 IN HOSPITAL Mrs. Henry SHAFFER Loses Life Returning from Ch.; Husb. Badly Hurt when CAR SKIDS FROM ROAD --Mrs. Lucy Ann (HERSHBERGER) Shaffer, 55, of near Sulphur Springs was killed almost instantly, & her husb., Henry A. SHAFFER, was seriously injured in an auto wreck near Sulphur Springs yesterday afternoon. Mr. Shaffer is a patient in Mem. Hosp., suffering of a fracture of the skull at the base & concussion of the brain. His condition while slightly improved today was pronounced serious. Making of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Shaffer has been delayed, pending the outcome of her husb.s injuries. The body is at the home of Mrs. J. J. Saylor, of 130 Hammer Ave., a sis. of the deceased. Mrs. Shaffer was a d/o Cyrus & Christine (WEAVER) Hershberger & was b. Richland Twp, Apr 5 1874. She is survived by her husb. & 11 chldn as follows: Homer Shaffer, Jamestown; Mrs. Edwin Alwine, Conemaugh Twp; Mrs. Lloyd Eppley, Jenner Twp; Charles Shaffer, Upper Yoder Twp; Harry Shaffer, Detroit, MI, & Franklin, Robert, Myrtle, James, Cyrus & Grace, all at home. One daug., Edith, preceded her mother to the grave. Mrs. Shaffer was sis. of David Hershberger, Upper Ferndale; Edwin Hershberger, Conemaugh Twp; Mrs. J. J. Saylor, 130 Hammer Ave., & Mrs. Wesley Rose, Conemaugh Twp. A bro. Daniel, d. in infancy. Mrs. Shaffer was a memb. of Centennial Evang. Ch. of which Rev. Mr. Lloyd, of Jennertown is the pastor, & also was connected with the Women's Missionary Society of the Congregation.

[NI054202] Gospel Herald Vol 88 # 50 Dec 26 1995. Shaffer, Katie E (Thomas), 85, Boswell, Pa b July 12 1910, Somerset Co, Pa to Nelson & Ellen R Thomas d Nov 19 1995, Boswell, Pa of cardiac arrest. Survivors stepchdn: John Shaffer, Dorothy Schmucker, Loretta Showalter; 9 gchdn, 3 ggchdn. Preceded by husb Robert R Shaffer. Funeral & burial Nov 22, Thomas Menn Ch, by Homer Schrock & Don Spiegle.

[NI054205] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
98 101 THOMAS George 81 M Farmer
Franey 76 F
Peter 29 M Farmer
Barbara 30 F
Anne 4 F
Hansil* 2 M
George 1/12 M

[NI054206] Herald of Truth Vol XXVII # 6 Mar 15 1890 pg 92, 93, 94. BLOUGH. On 20 Feb, Elkhart twp, Elkhart co, IN of consumption Barbara w/o Christian Blough aged 72y 5m 28d. She was b Somerset co, Pa Aug 22 1817. Bur 23d in Waterford grvyd. A lg # of relatives & friends followed her. She leaves husb & 8 chdn. Servs by Noah Metzler.

[NI054207] Herald of Truth Vol XXXIX # 23 Dec 1 1902 pg 365, 366. Miller, Martha w/o Bish Henry Miller, deceased, b Somerset Co, Pa May 14 1820 m Henry A Miller in 1840. In 1844 they moved to Elkhart Co, IN driving through in wagon. Abt 7ys later, 1852, they came to LaGrange Co, IN & settled on farm on which they both resides until the end of their long & useful life. She d Sep 2 1902 her age being 82y 3m 19d. Her companion preceded her nearly 5ys. She was possibly 1st & oldest memb Shore Menn congregation in LaGrange Co, IN. She leaves 2 sons, 1 dau, 10 gchdn & many ggchdn, besides lg circle of relatives & friends. Funeral Sep 5 at Shore M H conducted in English by A S Cripe, & in German by Y C Miller. Bur Miller burying ground.

[NI054208] Herald of Truth Week 3 Jul 19 1906 pg 270 Vol XLIII, # 29. Thomas, John d his home, Conner, Somerset Co, Pa Jul 2 1906 aged 84y 8m 18d. He m Fanny Plough 1842. Tthey had 9 chdn of whom 3 are dead. Also 17 gchdn, of whom 6 have d & 15 ggchdn, of whom 2 are dead. Bro Thomas was memb Menn Ch abt 58y. Funeral on Jul 4 at Thomas M H by S G Shetler, Simon Layman, S D Yoder & Jas Saylor; & at home by S Gindlesberger & L A Blough.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
93 96 THOMAS John 28 M Farmer
Franey 26 F
David 7 M
Mary 4 F
Sarah 2 F
BLOUGH Barbara 9 F
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 15 Aug H. J. Boyts
16 137 133 Thomas John Jr. 49 M W Farmer 3,500 900 Penna
Thomas Franny 47 F W wife Penna
Thomas Daniel 22 M W Farm Laborer Penna
Thomas Mary 20 F W at home Penna
Thomas Susanna 17 F W at home Penna
Thomas Noah 10 M W at home Penna
Thomas Silas 4 M W at home Penna
Thomas Marcia 55 F W Domestic Servant Penna

[NI054210] Moses, youngest son of John & Mary Thomas, became a miller & carried on the Thomas Grist & Sawmill. Moses & Barbara had 6 chldrn, 3 boys & 3 girls.
The Gospel Witness Vol 3 # 29 Oct 16 1907 pg 463, 464. THOMAS, Moses b Jan 5 1835 d Sep 29 1907 at home of his son Levi M Thomas, near Thomas Ch, Somerset Co, Pa aged 72y 8m 24d. His wife d nearly 4y ago. He was father of 7 chdn, 2 of whom preceded him, 34 gchdn, 20 of whom are living, & 17 ggchdn, 13 of whom are living. In May 1906 Bro Thomas was called to through a seige of affliction: sore appeared on his toe which turned into gangrene. His pain & suffering was intense & the physician decided that in order to save his life his leg must be amputated above the knee. He was confined to the house all winter. During this past summer he was able to go visiting among his children & friends. Sat eve when no one realized that death was so near, he was heard to make noise & Sis Thomas found him suffering with pain across the chest, but upon giving him medicine his pain was relieved. Abt an hr later she again heard him & going to his room found him sitting in his bed. He dropped over & passed quietly away a short time after. Bur Thomas M H, where lg concourse of relatives & friends had gathered to pay last respect. Servs at house by L A Blough & at ch by S D Yoder, S Gindlesperger, Simon Layman, L A Blough & James Saylor.
Herald of Truth Oct 10 1907 pg 379 Vol XLIV # 41. Thomas, Moses d at home of his son Levi M. Thomas, Somerset Co, Pa aged 72y 8m 24d. He had his leg amputated last Nov, but had so far recovered that he could wheel around on a chair. He was pleasant & talkative on day before his death, went to bed as usual, but got some sharp pains during the night. The family came to his assistance, after which he went to sleep again for a while; then the pains came back & these were the immediate cause of his death. Bro Thomas was memb Menn Ch. His wife d nearly 4y ago. He was father of 7 chdn (five living), 34 gchdn (29 living), & 17 ggchdn (13 living). Bur Oct 1 at Thomas M H, where lg crowd of people came together to pay the last respect. Servs by S D Yoder, James Saylor, Simon Layman, Sam Gindlesperger & L A Blough.

[NI054211] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
106 109 THOMAS Jacob 50 M Farmer
Rachel 34 F
Peter 20 M Laborer
Ann 24 F
Catharine 17 F
Simon 3 M
REAMER* James 12 M
KEISEL* Elisabeth 10 F
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 15 Aug H. J. Boyts
8 144 141 Thomas Jacob 70 M W Farmer 4,000 800 Pa
Thomas Jeminia 47 F W wife Pa
Thomas Ephraim 15 M W at home Pa
Wemer James 20 M W Farm Laborer Pa
Wemer Agnes 16 F W at home Pa

[NI054212] Christian Thomas b Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co. 1797. He m Susan Hoffman, d/o Philip Hoffman & Barbara Miller Hoffman. Both are living in Somerset Co. in 1884--he 86 & she 85 (Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Co.s, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.)
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
66 Thomas, Christian 50 M Farmer - 6000 Acres
Thomas, Susanna 50 F
Slatler, John 22 M Laborer
Statler, Barbara 19 F
Barnett, Catharine 25 F
Ripple, Elisabeth 4 F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Jun H. J. Boyts
11 127 123 Thomas Christian 72 M W Retired Farmer Pa
123 Thomas Susanna 70 F W wife Pa
Nagel Sarah 14 F W domestic servant Pa

[NI054213] Herald of Truth - Vol XXI # 10 May 15 1884 pg 156, 157. THOMAS. On 4 Apr, near Davidsville, Somerset Co, Pa of old age, Joseph Thomas, aged 79y 2m 5d. Servs by S Gindlesperger, Jonas Blough, S Zimmerman & C Hershberger.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
102 105 THOMAS Joseph 45 M Farmer
Samuel 20 M Farmer
Sarah 14 F
Henry 4 M

[NI054214] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 15 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
23 146 143 Mishler Matty 57 F W Keeping House Penna
24 146 143 Mishler William 21 M W Farm Laborer Penna
25 146 143 Mishler Tobias 18 M W at home Penna
26 146 143 Mishler Polly 16 F W at home Penna
27 146 143 Mishler Susan 12 F W at home Penna

[NI054216] 1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 12 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
92 95 LOHR Henry 25 M PA
Sally 27 F PA
Adam 4 F PA
Zacheriah 2 M PA
HORNER Andrew 11 M PA

[NI054219] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 9 Aug H. J. Boyts
9 34 34 Thomaz Samuel 40 M W Farmer 2,000 1,000 Penna can't write
Thomaz Mary 37 F W wife Penna can't write
Thomaz Edward 13 M W at home Penna
Thomaz William 9 M W at home Penna
Thomaz Elisabeth 7 F W at home Penna
Thomaz Samuel 1 M W at home Penna
Speicher Lena 26 F W Domestic Servant Penna
Speicher Jane 3 F W at home Penna

[NI054223] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 10 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
34 54 54 Stahl Elijah 32 M W Black Smith . 300 PA
Stahl Annie 30 F W wife PA
Stahl Alice 7/12 F W at home PA

[NI054224] Johnstown, PA Trib iss 10 Nov 1923 p 13 col. 4 - Mrs. Annie Stahl, wid/w Elijah Stahl, d last eve at Stahl homestead near Kelso, Somerset Co, 84. She was d/o Jacob & Elizabeth (Miller) Mummau & b Aug 10 1840. Her husb for many yrs was a well-kwn blacksmith in Conemaugh Twp & d Dec 1918, since which time Mrs. Stahl made her home with dau, Mrs. Edward Mishler, where her death occurred yest. Also survived by another dau Mrs. William Sala, Soap Hollow, & son, George, residing MI, together with 7 gchdn & 8 ggchdn. Funeral 2 pm Mon at Stahl Menn Ch in charge of Rev. Samuel P. Shetler, & bur in church cem.

[NI054246] Gospel Herald - Vol 66, # 20 - May 15, 1973 � pgs 421, 422 Thomas, Harry C., s/o William A. & Susan Stevens Thomas, was b Feb. 10, 1903 d in Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Apr. 13, 1973; aged 70 y. 2 m. 3 d. On May 12, 1925, he m Carrie Mishler, who survives. Also surviving are one dau Nellie Mae � Mrs John Cochran & 3 bros David, Elmer, & Mahlon. He was preceded in death by one sis & one bro. He was a member of MennCh. Funeral services were held at Blough MennCh on Apr. 16, in charge of Harry C. Blough, Elvin Holsopple, & Donald Speigle; bur adjoining Cem.

[NI054248] Herald of Truth Vol XVI # 12 Dec 1879 pg 237,238. Oct 24, Somerset Co, Pa Magdalena w/o John SALA, aged 57y 9m 10d. Bur 26 th on farm of Samuel Livingston. Funeral by Jonas Blough of Cambria Co & John Speicher of MI. Abt 4y ago she had a stroke of palsy & has been lingering ever since. She could not walk or speak. She left a husb & lg family to mourn their loss.

[NI054259] Herald of Truth, Vol XXVI # 22 Nov 15 1889 pg 350, 351. GINDLESPERGER. On 28 Oct, Jenner Twp, Somerset Co, PA of palsy, Gabriel Gindlesperger uncle of Pre S Gindlesperger. He was 82y 9m 4d. Bur 31st, Jennertown. Servs by Jonas Blough & Cyrus Hershberger.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
117 120 GINDLESPERGER Gabriel 43 M Farmer
Barbara 46 F
Peter 20 M Laborer
Michael 18 M Laborer
Catharine 15 F
John 12 M
Mary 10 F
Elisabeth 6 F
Gabriel 4 M
Rachel 18 F
Jacob 3/12 M

[NI054262] GOSPEL HERALD Vol LVII # 32 Aug 18 1964 pg 727. Thomas, Foster S s/o Samuel & Emma (Schull) Thomas b Mar 9 1894 d Hollsopple, Pa Jul 20 1964 aged 70y 4m 11d. Surviving are widow Katie Thomas & 1 son Glenn E, 4 gchdn, 5 ggchdn, & 2 bros LeRoy & Albert. He was memb Blough Ch, funeral in charge of Harry C Blough & Elvin Holsopple.

[NI054267] article 11/23/1940, JohnstownTrib MRS. KATHERINE BLOUGH, 90, HAS 96 LIVING DESCENDANTS Roxbury Resident Still Knows How to Spin Thread & Weave Cloth; Is of PA Dutch Ancestry Mrs. Katherine Blough of 1233 Franklin St., who today observes her 90th b-dy, remembers vividly the dys when the factory was slowly replacing the home as the dominant production center the US. A talented individual, reared the stern environment of the early Amer. farm, she resisted this gradual change from the domestic to the factory system, retained her skill as a home craftsman & today can relate detail exactly how to spin thread, weave cloth & make clothing. Even today she can boast of never having purchased or worn a ready-made dress. Always she has made her own, & it has only been recent yrs that she has stopped spinning her own thread & making her own cloth. Many times she made her own hoop skirts when that style was vogue. b on a farm Jenner Twp, Somerset, Nov 23 1850, 1 of 10 chldn d/o Abraham & Julia (Gindlesberger) Thomas, frugal PA Dutch farm folk. As a girl, she grew up as a typical farmer's dau., working the fields alongside her father & bro.s, learning to plow, to sow seed, to harvest, to thrash the grain, to bake bread. Did Much Farm Work Her working day was never done. At 5 am she would get up, help prepare breakfast & milk the cows, work the fields, make clothing & do all the other essentials of farm life now made so much easier by modern farm machinery & greater ease of transportation. She attended school only 3 or 4 mo.s of the yr, during the coldest & severest part of the winter when it was impossible to do most farm work. Country schools those dys were open only a few mo.s a yr. Transportation was difficult, & the longest journeys made by the family were to nearby Jennerstown, only 3 mi.s away. This trip was made on foot or by horse & buggy. On Dec 13 1869 Katherine m Henry Miller, also of Jenner Twp, & they made their home on a farm for 21 yrs at the present site of the Quemahoning Dam. hus. never owned his own farm, but instead worked as a farm hand at many places. Often she joined him, working for 50 cents a dy. spite of all this work, Mrs. Miller found time to bear 7 chldn, 4 of whom are now living. hus. d 1902 m Levi Blough, of Riverside & they established residence Roxbury. 2nd hus. is now deceased. Has 96 descs b into a prolific family, Mrs. Blough's chldn & gchldn also were prolific so that today she has 96 living desc.s. These include her 4 living chldn, 34 gchldn, 54 ggchldn & 4 gggchldn. 1 of her bro.s, Peter Thomas, is believed to be living but his present whereabt is ukwn. Her chldn Mary, w/o Allen Mishler, 1233 Franklin St., with whom she now resides; Mrs. Margaret Dietz, 162 Griffith St.; Katherine, w/o David Seese, Elton Road, & Elijah H. Miller, 633 Highland Ave. She also has 1 step-dau., Minnie, w/o Ray Shaffer, South Fork. A Mennonite since she was 19, Mrs. Blough now belongs to the Weaver Ch. (Ch. Grove) & clings closely to beliefs of that denomination. Enjoying excellent health at 90, she still is active abt the house, assisting with the housework & doing a great deal of sewing. Occasionally she joins a quilting bee at Ch. Frugal still, she has never been to a theater & thus has never seen a movie. She says she doesn't think she would like it & considers is a "waste of money -- what do you get out of it?" Her parents spoke only "PA Dutch" & Mrs. Blough did not learn to speak English until after she had reached maturity. Thus, although Amer. b, she retains an accent to this day & uses many of the common expressions of the PA Dutch people."Yah!--Yah!" she said when congratulated & told that she had lived a full, good & active life. "Yah!" It was obvious, of course.
Gospel Herald. Blauch, Catharine d/o Abraham & Julian (Gindlesperger) Thomas b Jenners Twp, Somerset Co, PA Nov 23 1850 d at home of her son-in-law & dau Mr & Mrs David Seese Jun 17 1947 aged 96y 6m 24d. On Dec 13 1868 she m Henry P Miller, who preceded her Mar 21 1896. To this union were b 7 chdn. She later m Levi Blauch, who preceded her Mar 29 1932. Surviving are 1 son Elijah, Johnstown, Pa, 3 daus Mrs Mary Mishler & Mrs Margaret Dietz, both Johnstown; & Mrs David Seese, Geistown, Pa, 1 stepdau Mrs Minnie Shaffer, South Fork, Pa, more than 150 descs & other relatives & friends. She was memb Menn Ch for abt 75y. Funeral Jun 20 at Geisel Funeral Home, Johnstown & at Blough Ch, in charge of Hiram Wingard, assisted by Harry C Blough & another minister. Bur in Ch Cem beside her 1st husb.

[NI054268] From Biographical & Portrait Cyclopedia of Cambria Co., PA 1896: Joseph HARSHBARGER, of German ancestory & a native of Berks Co., lived near the MD line in Somerset Co. until 1818 when he purchased the former William BARR & Solomon VICKROY tracts in Moxham from Daniel ULLERY. In Mar 1850 he sold the land to Carl Von LUNEN, Sr. Joseph HARSHBARGER was m. & had a family of 15 chldn. 2 of his sons were Moses & Jacob, who purchased the Ludwig WISSINGER farm. Moses' part included the WISSINGER homestead where he lived until 1857 when he sold it to Abner GRIFFITH. He moved to the COSTLOW farm in Adams Twp. Jacob also sold his land to Eli GRIFFITH, Abner's bro., who built a home at what is the present intersections of Ringling & Fern St.s. John M. HARSHBARGER, s/o Moses, was b. on the old WISSINGER farm. He m. Catherine WERTZ, d/o Jacob & Mary (Hoffman) WERTZ in 1858, thus uniting 3 of the early families.
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
78 Hershberger, Joseph 73 M Farmer - 3000 Acres
Hershberger, Sarah 70 F
Hershberger, Magdalene 30 F
Hershberger, Adam 28 M Farmer
Hershberger, Sarah 25 F
Hershberger, Mary 24 F
Hershberger, Dorothea 20 F
Hershberger, Hanah 14 F

[NI054270] Herald of Truth Vol XXI # 24 Dec 15 1884 pg 380, 381. Blough. On 20 Nov, Somerset Co, Pa Tobias Blough, aged 73y 1m 12d. Bro. Blough was for 33y a minister in Dunkard Ch, & a bish for 27y. Servs by Emanuel Blough, Jonathan Blough, Samuel Zimmerman, & Henry Hostetler.
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Oct J. J. Schell
81 84 BLOUGH Tobias 38 M Farmer 3000 PA
Mary 35 F PA
Nancy 16 F PA
Noah 12 M PA
Elisabeth 10 F PA
Maria 8 F PA
Lebias 2 M PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Jun Josiah H. Zimmerman
217 234 BLOUGH Tobias 48 M Farmer 5000 925 PA
Mariah 45 F PA
Elizabeth 20 F PA.
Mary 18 F PA.
Labaas 11 M PA.
Josiah 6 M PA.
Urias 7 M PA
Rebecca 4 F PA

[NI054274] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 15 Aug H. J. Boyts
28 147 144 Eash Jacob 29 M W Merchant . 2,500 Pa
Eash Francis 28 F W wife Pa
Eash Josiah 5 M W at home Pa
Eash Annie 3 F W at home Pa
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jacob J Webb State: PA District: 0093 Color: W Age: 68 B Pl: PA Visit: 0021 Co: Cambria Relation: Husb ImageNum: 04870181 Other Residents:
Son Josiah E 27, PA
Dau. Louisa J 25, PA
gDau. Elizabeth L Eash NR, PA

[NI054276] Gospel Herald - Vol XII # 5 May 1 1919 pg 87. Gindlesperger, John S b Jan 30 1836 d Mar 21 1919 aged 83y 1m 22d. He had his home with son Levi, Boswell, Pa. He was memb Menn Ch. Funeral Thomas Menn Ch on Mar 23 by Bros James Saylor, L A Blough, & Joseph Saylor.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 Aug H. J. Boyts
9 124 119 Gindlesperger John 35 M W Farm Laborer . 200 Penna
Gindlesperger Ann 36 F W wife Penna
Gindlesperger Henry 12 M W at home Penna
Gindlesperger Christian 9 M W at home Penna
Gindlesperger Levi 5 M W at home Penna
Gindlesperger Lucinda 3 F W at home Penna
Gindlesperger Daniel 4/12 M W at home Penna

[NI054282] Bought land Napier Twp. from bro. Michael

[NI054283] owned land Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA called Corregans. Sold this land to Jacob Thomas.

[NI054290] Catherine Besore (Bashore) Thomas is said to have been living with her son George's family in Thomas Mills at the time of her death. Her name is mentioned in George's obituary. Stone is in a corner of the pasture overgrown with brush & brambles. It is natural stone. Several stones are there.

[NI054293] HERALD OF TRUTH Vol XLI # 4 Jan 21 1904 pg 32. THOMAS. On 15 Dec 1903, Somerset Co, Pa of consumption, Sis Barbara w/o Bro Moses Thomas aged 70y 8m 1d. Bur on 17th at Thomas M H. Funeral by Jonas Blauch, James Saylor & Sam Gindlesperger. Sis Thomas was mother of 7 chdn, 5 living, 2 dead; 33 gchdn, 28 living, 5 dead; 9 ggchdn, 8 living, 1 dead.

[NI054294] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
75 77 BLOUGH Daniel, Sr. 48 M Farmer
Catharine 43 F
Barbara 16 F
Hanah 14 F
Catharine 11 F
Daniel 8 M
Jacob 5 M

[NI054295] Herald of Truth Vol XXXIV # 3 Feb 1 1897 pg 45, 46. BLOUGH. On 27 Dec 1896, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa Katie widow/o Daniel Blough who preceded her nearly 33y ago. Since then she lived with her son Jacob D. Blough. She was memb Menn Ch abt 65y. She d age 92y 29d. She was mother of 9 chdn, 3 d, 6 living; 53 gchdn, 8 d 45 living; 105 ggchdn, 14 d, 91 living; 4 gggchdn all living. In all, 171 descendants, 25 d, 146 living. Bur 30th Blough Menn meeting house. Serv by Samuel Gindlesperger, Simon Layman & L.A. Blough.

[NI054296] Levi, like his father, Moses Thomas, also became a miller. On Feb 19 1895 the 1st mill caught fire one night during a violent thunderstorm, & by morn it had burned to the ground. Johnstown newspaper carried this information: "Moses Thomas & Son's Mill, abt 10 mis south of Johnstown, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co kwn as Thomas Mills, was burned abt 2am this morn. The plant was recently rebuilt & in addition to the mill burned were 2,000 or 3,000 bushels of grain belonging to neighboring farmers, stored there waiting to be ground & also a traveling threshing machine belonging to the Thomas'. The loss is estimated at abt $10,000 & there is no insurance. A new mill was built 2y later. That building still houses Thomas Feed Mill. The sawmill was dismantled after bldg of nearby mining & logging towns of Jerome & Boswell. During these lg construction projects, Levi was awarded numerous contracts for lumber & shingles. The name was consequently changed to Thomas Feed Mill, & Levi expanded his bus of manufacturing "Pansy Flour".
Gospel Herald Vol VII # 3 Apr 16 1914. THOMAS, Levi M, Thomas Mills, PA b Nov 2 1858 d Apr 1 1914 aged 55y 4m 29d. He was father of 11 chdn, all living except 1; also 10 gchdn living. Memb Menn Ch 34 years. He leaves wife, 10 chdn, & host of friends. Bur Thomas Ch Apr 3. Funeral by breth L A Blough, James Saylor, Simon Lehman, & W C Hershberger.

[NI054297] Gospel Herald Vol XXXIV # 29 Oct 16 1941 pg 614, 615. Thomas, Kathryn (Gindlesperger) b Dec 19 1860 d her home Sep 15 1941 aged 80y 8m 26d. She was membThomas Menn Ch. Her husb Levi Thomas passed away 27y ago. 1 son Daniel, 6 gchdn, 6 ggchdn preceded her. She is survived by following chdn: Emma widow/o John Crawl; Edward Thomas; E S Thomas; Minnie w/o John Blough; Pearl w/o John Alwine; J W Thomas; Lottie w/o Harry Blough; Webster Thomas; Menno Thomas; & Katie w/o William Hershberger; also 36 gchdn, 39 ggchdn. Also survived by 1 bro Josiah Gindlesperger, Hollsopple, Pa. Servs at house by Bros Joseph Saylor & Aldus Wingard & Thomas Ch by Bros S G Shetler, ---- Houser, & James Saylor. Bur cem near by.

[NI054298] 1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Aug H. J. Boyts
39 104 99 Gindlesperger Joseph 36 M W Farmer 3,300 . Pa
Gindlesperger Elisabeth 34 F W wife Pa
Gindlesperger Stephan 14 M W at home Pa
Gindlesperger Catharina 10 F W at home Pa
Gindlesperger Sarah 8 F W at home Pa
Gindlesperger Josiah 4 M W at home Pa
Gindlesperger Polly 1 F W at home Pa
Gindlesperger Peter 12 M W at home Pa
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Joseph Gindlesperge* 75 W PA Somerset Father
Head of Household Stephen Gindlesperge*

[NI054299] HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol XXXI No 2 Jan 15 1894 pg 29,30,31. GINDLESPERGER. On 9 Dec 1893, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, Pa sis Elizabeth w/o Bro Joseph Gindlesperger aged 58y 4m 18d. She & Bro Gindlesperger were m a little over 38y, She had 3 sons & 4 daus, of whom 2 sons & 2 daus survive. Also 11 gchdn, 10 living. Bur 11th. Blough M H Funeral by Bish Sam'l Miller from KS, Jonathan Hershberger & L A Blough.

[NI054315] 1850 Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA 18 Oct Henry Cook
39 146 160 Thomas George 54 M Carpenter Pa
Thomas Eve 61 F Pa
Thomas George 21 M Laborer Pa
Thomas Henretta 17 F Pa

[NI054320] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
70 Thomas, John 47 M Farmer - 150 Acres
Thomas, Mary 50 F
Thomas, William 20 M Laborer
Thomas, Elisabeth 16 F
Thomas, John 11 M
Thomas, Daniel 4 M
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 14 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
26 110 106 Thomas John 70 M W Retired Farmer Pa
27 110 106 Thomas Mary Ann 68 F W wife Pa

[NI054321] Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, # 3, February 1, 1897 - pg 45, 46 THOMAS - On 28th of Dec., 1896, in Cambria Co, Pa., of a complicated disease, Bro. Benjamin Thomas, aged 69 years, 3 months & 13 days. He was buried on 30th at Weaver MennM.H. Funeral services by Jonas Blough.
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 20
427 1 2799 2834 Thomas Benjamin 32 M farmer 1200 400 PA
Thomas Eve 33 F PA
Thomas David 5 M PA
Thomas George 3 M PA
Thomas Christina 1 F PA
Thomas Eve 56 F PA
Leviston Mary A 13 F PA

[NI054322] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 6 Nov by Henry Cook
39 73 76 THOMAS Peter 20 M Laborer PA
40 73 76 THOMAS Lydia 20 F PA

[NI054323] DEC 19 1911 SOMERSET LEADER DAVID WELLER, aged 65, a retired farmer of near Somerset, fell dead, a victim of apoplexy. He was b. & reared in that community & had spent nearly his entire life following the occupation of farmer. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Sarah E. Miller. 2 chldrn also survive: Mrs. H. H. Cupp of Johnstown, Mrs. M. S. Dickey of Lavansville, & L. M. Weller of Johnstown.

[NI054334] Property: Jan 16 1788, Somerset Co., PA; Property: part of the parcel of land called "John's Fancy"

[NI054342] Obit - Ukwn Paper, Sept 7, 1908 LAST OF FAMILY OF 12 Whose Average Age Was Over 80 yrs & Combined Age Over 1000 yrs -- Was Relative of Judge R. E. Umber of Uniontown MARKLEYSBURG, Sept. 7 - Christian Thomas, 92 yrs 1 mo, 15 dys, d at his home here on last Tue, Sep 1 1908, with afflictions common to old age. Mr. Thomas was of Welsh extraction. abt the time of the Rev War 3 bro.s, Alexander, Louis & William Thomas came to America. William & Louis went south & settled somewhere KY; Gen. Thomas of Chickamanga fame is 1 of their des.s. Alexander settled Eastern PA & became the owner of a fine large farm. He then 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 whose names were Christian, George, Michael, Benjamin, Jacob & Alexander. Michael & Thomas came to Fayette Co. abt 1800 & the Thomases of this community are their descendants. Michael Thomas reared a family of 12 chldn whose average age was above 80 & whose combined ages exceeded a 1000 yrs. They were as follows Jacob, whose descendants are numerous Preston Co., WV; Abraham, lived WV but later he removed to IA; Fannie, m & removed to IA, Catherine m Mr. Markley & went to MO where d at the ripe old age of 86 yrs, Michael lived Henry Clay Twp & passed away at the age of 95 yrs. Anna w/o Andrew Umbel whose descendants are very numerous, Judge Umbel of Uniontown being a grandson. Joseph was a resident of Wharton Twp until afterward removed to OH & then IA. Daniel & John were twins, the former lived the west & the latter was a resident of this community d at the age of 74 yrs, a younger age than any of his bro.s or sis.s. George was a resident of Wharton Twp & was known by a large circle of acquaintances as "Uncle George." Christian, whose death we have already mentioned, was the youngest & last survivor of this large family. He was a long time resident of this community & was well; & favorably known. For 60 yrs he lived a consistent mem. of the German Bap. Ch. & for 50 yrs of that time served as deacon. Funeral serv.s were conducted breth. Ch. here on Wed. at 3 pm Rev. Jeremiah Thomas as were attended by a very large number of friends. Bur. Thomas Cem.

[NI054344] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
124 128 WERTZ John 48 M Farmer
Susan 38 F
Elisabeth 16 F
William 14 M
David 12 M
Susan 9 F
Catharine 7 F
Jacob 4 M
Peter 1 M
ONSTEAD Adam 24 M Germany
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 12 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
39 110 105 Wertz John 68 M W Farmer 8,000 900 Penna
40 110 105 Wertz Susan 59 F W wife Penna
1 110 105 Wertz Jacob 23 M W Farm Laborer Penna
2 110 105 Wertz Mary 17 F W at home Penna
3 110 105 Boyer Joseph 12 M W Domestic Servant Penna

[NI054346] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
87 Berkey, Peter, Esq. 69 M Turner - 800 Acres
Berkey, Elisabeth 69 F
Wertz, Caroline 22 F
Wertz, Hetty 18 F

[NI054348] Johnstown Daily Trib Nov 24 1941: MRS. MANGES DIES FOLLOWING CRASH OF 2 AUTOS. Hooversville Woman Victim of Accident Near Pittsburgh. HOOVERSVILLE - Mrs. Elizabeth (WEAVER) MANGES, 77, Hooversville, d yesterday morn Mercy Hosp, Pittsburgh, result of injuries suffered last Thu afternoon in an auto collison west of Pittsbugh. Mrs. MANGES suffered injuries to the chest. Death was attributed to a pulmonary embolism. Mrs. MANGES, her son, David & a daug.-in-law, Mrs. John MANGES, all of Hooversville, were enroute to Akron, OH to visit the former's daug., Mrs. Stella SHAFFER, when the car operated by David Manges collided with a machine driven by John SCHMITT, Hustontown, PA. Mrs. John MANGES suffered minor bruises. Neither driver was injured. Paint Twp. Native Mrs. Elizabeth MANGES was d/o John & Catherine (SEESE) WEAVER & b Paint Twp. Jun 24 1864. Her husb Joseph MANGES, a well-kwn Shade Twp. farmer, passed away Feb 13 1937. Surviving are these chldn: Mrs. Ada MANGES, MN; Mrs. Lizzie BLOUGH, Stoystown; John MANGES, Hooversville; Mrs. Lydia ANDERSON, Dearborn, MI; David MANGES, at home, & Mrs. Stella SHAFFER, Akron, OH; 31 gchldn, 14 ggchldn & a sis, Mrs. John Hoffman, Scalp Level, & a bro Jacob WEAVER, Duquesne. Mrs. MANGES was an active memb Cairnbrook Luth Ch. Funeral servs Wed afternoon. Brief serv at the home at 2:30 pm, followed by additional rites at 3 pm in Cairnbrook Luth Ch by Rev. Edwin CLAPPER. Bur Luth Cem. at Scalp Level under direction of C. E. Brumbaugh, Central City mortician.

[NI054349] Obit in the Johnstown Trib Feb 15, 1937: JOSEPH MANGES, 72, COAL MAN, EXPIRES; FUNERAL TOMORROW Miller Run Man Ill Several Mo.s; Auditor CAIRNBROOK, Feb. 15--Joseph Manges, aged 72, a well-known coal operator of Miller Run, d Sat at his home there, following an illness of several mo.s of a complication of diseases. Mr. Manges was a s/o David & Margaret (Ling) Manges & b here Jul 4 1864. He was an active Ch. worker, being a mem. of the Cairnbrook Luth. Ch. for the last 50 yr.s. For many yr.s Mr. Manges was teacher of the Men's Bible Class of the Sun school. He also served as auditor of Shade Twp. for many yr.s. Mr. Mangus & his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Weaver, observed their 50th wedding anniversary last Jul 7. Surviving are his widow & the following chldn: Mrs. Jennie Shumaker, Mrs. A. S. Anderson & John Manges, all of Hooversville; Mrs. H. S. Manges, Alberta Lea, MN; Mrs. J. L. Blough, Stoystown; Mrs. F. F. Shaffer, Akron, OH, & David Manges, at home. He also leaves 29 gchldn, 7 ggchldn; a Bro, David Manges of Salix, & a sis., Mrs. John Zimmerman, Stoystown. Brief funeral serv will be at 1:30 pm tomorrow at the Manges home followed by serv at 2:30 pm in Cairnbrook Luth Ch, Rev. H. B. Hull of Hooversvile will officiate. Bur Scalp Level Cem, under direction of Charles Brumbaugh, Central City mortician.
1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph Manger Age: 45 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0159 Br Pl: Visit: 0211 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth 45
Dau Jennie M 22
Dau Ada M 20
Dau Lizzie J 17
Son John W 14
Dau Stella G 12
Dau Lydia B 09
Son David E 06
Gdau Jeanette A Weiner 02

[NI054356] Johnstown Trib Thu. Apr 16 1914 MRS. ISABELLA B. SONS DEAD IN FRANKLIN Octogenarian, Who Fell Recently, Passes Away at Dau.'s Home Mrs. Susan Miller, in Her 88th Year w/o Samuel Sons, d. 6:30 pm last evening, 126 Main St., Franklin Boro, in her 88th yr. Her death was due to a complication of diseases, but was hastened through a fall she had 3 wks ago, when she fractured an arm & received several severe bruises. The funeral will take place 1:30 pm Sat., then services will be conducted by her pastor; Rev. L. O. Hubbard, of the Conemaugh Breth. Ch., with bur. Locust Grove Ch. Cem., above Conemaugh. The deceased, whose maiden name was Isabella Berkebile, d/o George & Susan Custer Berkebile, & b. Somerset Co. Jun 1826. She & Samuel Sons m. Richland twp by Elder Mineelhy, of the Dunkard Ch.. For 2 yrs after their marriage they made their home in Morrison's Cove & then returned to Johnstown. Mr. Son's death occurred in Franklin Boro in 1903. Mrs. Son's sis. of George Berkebile, Conemaugh; Mrs. John Lehman, Geistown; Mrs. Susan Fyock, Richland Twp; Joseph Berkebile, Pittsburgh, & Lavan Berkebile, OH. Beisdes her bro.s & sis.s, survived by a son, 3 dau., 15 gchldn, 19 ggchldn, & 2 gggchldn. Her son is George Sons, formerly of Morrellville, now of Lorain,OH, & the dau.s are Mrs. Miller, mentioned above; Mrs. Mary Dumont, Cambria City, & Mrs. Cora Hazleton, Philadelphia. The 2 gggchldn are Florance Marion Seibert, the 3 yr old d/o Henry & Annie O'Neill Seibert, of 315 Third Ave, Cambria City, & William, the 4 yr old s/o William & Margaret McGovern Stump, of Braddock. Mrs. Sons was a member of the Breth. Ch. for 68 yrs.

[NI054359] 1890 Census Veteran's Special Schedule Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
46 232 246 Joseph Berkypile Pvt A 88 Pa vol 11 March1865 1 July 1865 3 19 Rummuel Somerset Co Pa chronic diarhoea and hea
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph J Berkebile State: PA Enumeration District: 0466 Color: W Age: 77 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0009 County: Allegheny, Pittsburgh Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00470323 Other Residents:
Wife Julia A 75, Pennsylvania

[NI054367] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 13 Nov by Henry Cook
30 186 194 SONS Samuel 27 M Farmer 600 PA
31 186 194 SONS Isabella 23 F PA
32 186 194 SONS Susanah 4 F PA
33 186 194 SONS George 3 M PA
Johnstown Trib Fri, May 15 1903 THE DEATH ROLL Samuel Sons, 1 of the oldest residents of Cambria Co., d. 9:45 pm last night at the home of his son-in-law & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Susan (Hugh) Miller, Main St., Franklin Boro, in his 88 yr. survived by his aged wife & the dau. already mentioned. He had been a resident of Franklin for many yrs & was a member of the Progressive Breth. Ch. in Conemaugh. The funeral will take place tomorrow with services at the Miller home at 1:30 pm, conducted by the Rev. J. F. Koontz after which interment will be made in the Gassard Cem. in Conemaugh Twp.

[NI054390] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
William Berkebile State: PA Enumeration District: 0129 Color: W Age: 38 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0043 County: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00470384 Other Residents:
Wife Cora 33, Pennsylvania
Son Herbet 12, Pennsylvania
Daughter Sarah 08, Pennsylvania
Daughter Eathel 06, Pennsylvania
Daughter Bertha 05, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mabel 03, Pennsylvania

[NI054394] History of the Berkebile family; A definite history of the Berkeybile family, as the name was then spelled, cannot at present be traced to an earlier date than 1790, in which year Jacob Berkeybile moved westward from Lancaster co to Berlin, this state. However we are reasonably certain the forefathers migrated from Germany. "Berg" means mtn & the name originated from their abode on the summit of some lofty peak. The remainder of the name has been so changed that we cannot decipher a definite meaning.

[NI054395] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Elmer E Berkebile State: PA Enumeration District: 0127 Color: W Age: 39 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0076 County: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00470259 Other Residents:
Wife Laura J 42, Pennsylvania
Son Scott L 19, Pennsylvania
Daughter Lottie E 17, Pennsylvania
Son Samuel V 15, Pennsylvania
Daughter Lydia M 13, Pennsylvania
Son Clarence L 11, Pennsylvania
Son Walter E 09, Pennsylvania
Son Chas T 04, Pennsylvania

[NI054418] Somerset Ledger December 4 1914 Dec. 4, 1914 MRS. LEROY BERKEBILE, d at her home in Hooversville on Mon. night. She was a young woman & had been ill only a short time.

[NI054424] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
George Fyock State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0151 Color: W Age: 34 B-Place: PA Visit: 0008 Co.: Cambria, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01310814 Other Resid.s:
Wife Ella 29, PA
Dau. Laura 12, PA
Son Walter 10, PA
Dau. Ida 08, PA
Dau. Erma 05, PA
Dau. Theressa 03, PA

[NI054524] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
David H Miller Age: 31 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist: 0105 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0239 Co: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Dillie 31, PA
Daug Nina B 11, PA
Daug Edna M 09, PA
Son David W 07, PA
Son Trimmer H 04, PA

[NI054527] Not adopted, but took Stump name real surname Flora

[NI054534] Builds and shoots muzzle loaders in competition

[NI054536] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 13 Nov by Henry Cook
32 167 173 STINEMAN Philip 22 M Farmer PA
33 167 173 STINEMAN Catherine 22 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 10, 1860
409 12 2673 2710 Steineman Philip 31 M farmer 1000 500 PA
409 13 2673 2710 Steineman Catherine 30 F PA
409 14 2673 2710 Steineman Jacob 9 M PA
409 15 2673 2710 Steineman Susan 7 F PA
409 16 2673 2710 Steineman Julia A 5 F PA
409 17 2673 2710 Steineman Aaron 3 M PA
409 18 2673 2710 Steineman Samuel 6/12 M PA
409 19 2673 2710 Steineman Berk*** 42 M master stove maker 800 Ireland

[NI054548] Family lore is that 1 of the Stump's ancestors was m. to a Black Foot Indian or Cherokee Indian.

[NI054554] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Frank Lauffer State: PA Dist: 0147 Color: W Age: 55 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0200 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02610511 Other Residents:
Wife Martha J 53, PA
Son Ralph H 18, PA
Dau Mabel B 14, PA
Son James D 12, PA
Mother-in-law Eliza A Plummer 84, PA

[NI054558] His mother died when he was 3 mo.s old, he was then adopted by Betty Cardoze when she m. George Stump.

[NI054566] Was adopted by her stepfather, George Stump. M., lives in Great Falls, VA, no chldrn. Has nursing degree, business degree, manages law office. Her surname was Smith & became Stump after the adoption.

[NI054569] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
W J Stump Age: 47 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist: 0028 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0109 Co: Allegheny, Braddock Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Bella 45, PA
Son Walter 20, PA
Brother-in-law John Miller 42, PA
Trib Nov 11 1930 William F. Stump, 68, former res, Franklin Boro, d. last Mon Harper Hosp., Detroit, MI. Funeral serv. were held yesterday, Braddock, Bur. Monongahela Cem. Mr. Stump b. Blairsville. lived Franklin Boro until 1899, moved to Braddock. Later located in Detroit. survive 2 sons, William & Walter Stump, both res. in Detroit. wife preceded him to the grave 9 yrs ago. Mr. Stump worked for the PA RR Co. while a res. of Franklin. Mrs. James Logue & dau. & Mrs. Charles Gardner, both Sell St., nieces of Mr. Stump; Mr. & Mrs. Roy Stump, Mrs. Charles Mcgrady, Ephraim Miller & the David Miller family went to Braddock yesterday to attend the funeral.

[NI054573] Obit - Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA - 1922 SUCCUMBS AFTER LONG ILLNESS Mrs. Mary Isabella Stump, 57, w/o William F. Stump, 130 Corey Ave. Braddock, d. uremic poisoning 9:30 pm last night West Penn Hosp. where she had been a patient 14 wks. b. Conemaugh, PA, Nov 30 1864, & had lived here 24 yrs. mem. of 1st Breth. Ch. of Pittsburgh. leaves her husb., employed by Westinghouse Co.; 2 sons, William C., Detroit & Walter H., Braddock; 4 gchldrn, William J. & Charles Stump, Detroit & Walter F. & George D. Stump, Braddock; & 2 bro.s, George & David Miller, Johnstown. Funeral serv.s 3 p.m. Sun. at her late home, bur. Monongahel Cem. Mon morn. under directions of Undertaker Dowler.

[NI054576] TRIO OF 1ST COUSINS OF POET RILEY LIVE NEAR HERE Portage Woman Writes Interestingly of Early History of Family & Her Mother's Memoirs of Their Residence Near Bedford & Dept. for State of IN, The Far West. The Trib's recent news of the Poet James Whitcomb Riley's inquiry for relatives in this section has brought to light the interesting fact that there are 3 1st cousins living not far from Johnstown, PA. They are M.F. Hammer & Mrs. Eliza Ann Plummer, both of Portage, & Caleb Hammer, who lives near New Paris, Bedford Co. Alfred L. Holman, who, is tracing the Riley family tree for the poet, concluded his work here & has gone to the eastern part of the State. He was informed that there are relatives of the poet near Reading, & he went to continue his investigation there, as well as at Harrisburg. The information secured through The Trib no doubt will reach Mr. Riley or his agent, Mr. Holman. Martha J. Lauffer, a daug. of Mrs. Plummer one of the notable trio, writes to The Trib in a fashion so interesting that her letter, without material change in the verbiage, is reproduced in its entirety, with the exception of the reference to The Trib article. She says: "They ( referring to Mr's Hammer & Mrs. Plummer) are 3 of 5 chldrn of Michael Francis Hammer, Sr. & his wife, Anne Slick Hammer, the later being a sis. of James Whitcomb Riley's mother. Both were daug.s of Mr. & Mrs. John Slick, who were residents of Bedford Co., not far from the town of Bedford. Mrs. Plummer, the mother of the writer of this article, will shortly celebrate her 87th, but retains the mental & physical vigor of a woman of 60, & has a vivid remembrance of her aunt, Mrs. Margaret Slick Riley, the poet's mother, intimately & affectionately known among her young neph.s & nieces as "Aunt Peggy" Riley. Mrs. Plummer remembers perfectly the removal of the Riley's to their Western home, being impressed, although very young, by the gathering of rel.s to bid them good bye, & by the weeping, in which she vigorously joined although not exactly understanding the reason for the general sorrow. "In those days the State of IN was looked upon as the Far West, & traveling was beset by hardships & difficulties, but my mother remembers visits made by her aunt to her childhood home - one in particular. "Mother's uncle & aunt made the trip in a double-seated 2-horse carriage & were accompanied by the poet's sis., Sarah & her husb., William D. Sheppard. After many wks spent in visiting rel.s & friends the Western folks prepared for their return home. Mother has a lively recollection of the salty tears she shed because her parents refused to permit her, a girl in her early teens & an only daug., to accept the invitation of her uncle & aunt & of her cousin, Sarah, to return with them for an indefinite visit in their Western homes. Many yrs later, When Mrs. Sheppard, "Cousin Sarah", sent a request to my mother that my half-sis., now Mrs. Carrie Woleslagle, of, PA, then a girl of 12 yrs, be allowed to accompany another cousin who was visiting us, to her home in Washington, D. C., where her bro. Joseph Riley, & her husb. were engaged in the mercantile business, for a long visit, my mother, perhaps in memory of her own disappointment readily consented. My sis. went, her visit extending over a period of 4 yrs. She was a member of the Sheppard family at the time President Lincoln was assassinated. "Another aunt of my mothers lovingly remembered by her as Aunt Mary Helim who was also a sis. of her mother, & who also moved to the State of IN. Among other good qualities & accomplishments which endeared her to the hearts of her youthful kin was her ability as a cook. We have been informed it was she to whom the poet referred in his verses, 'Out To Old Aunt Mary's". My mother never had the pleasure of meeting James Whitcomb Riley, but well remembers hearing his mother & sis. laughingly tell of his ability & habit of turning every thing into rhymes. Although great admirers of Poet Riley, we never brought the relationship to his notice, but having seen the notice of his desire to trace his family tree in this State I have written this. If it contains a crumb of information that would be of value to our famous kinsman or his representative I shall be glad. Respectfully, MARTHA J. LAUFFER Portage, PA, Aug. 20, 1914

[NI054580] Worked for the railroad but refused to scab and ended up without a job. Worked for Ford Motor Company until he retired. Used public transportation - didn't own a car.

[NI054592] Obit. Valley Daily News, Tarentum, PA, Jun 13 1907: OLD VETERAN PASSES AWAY George W. Stump, Aged 73 Yrs, d. at 1:40 am. At his home On 1st Ave. He was a veteran of the Civil War & one of the oldest residents of the town d. of a complication of diseases. He had been in poor health since last fall, & during the past mo. his condition was such that his death has been almost hourly expected. He was a member of Co. I, 11th Reg. PA Reserves & served throughout the Civil War. He was a member & past commander of Eli Hemphilis Post G. A. R. He is survived by the following Chldrn: William & Simon, Braddock, PA, Daniel, Conemaugh, Harry H. & Thomas G., Tarentum, and Mrs. Mary Staymates, Avonmore. Funeral services will be conducted from his late residence by Rev. C. M. Miller of the M. E. Ch. of which the deceased was a member. The hour for the service has not been definitely arranged, but will likely be Sat. at 2 p. m.

[NI054593] Obit 1890 - Paper ukwn: Mrs. George W. Stump, after an illness of over 4 mo.s, departed this life at 1 p.m. Wed., aged 49 yrs. Her ailment was of such a peculiar nature as to baffle the best medical skill; & while her sufferings in consequence were heavy to bear yet she accepted the affliction without complaint & looked upon the Coming of the final result as a welcome relief. Her death, while not unexpected, will be mourned by a host of relative & friends. At her request the funeral will take place from the M. E. Church, at 11 a.m. this morning, where those who wish to look upon her for the last time can do so.

[NI054595] Elected to Rochester City Council in 1981, in 1992 elected to Oakland Co., MI Board of Commissioners.

[NI054597] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William C Stump Age: 24 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist: 0175 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0123 Co: Allegheny, North Braddock Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Margaret 21, PA
Son William NR, PA

[NI054598] Very heavy woman known to us as "Aunt Margaret" Probably buried in White Chapel Cem. in Troy, MI

[NI054602] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Fredrick Custen Age: 82 State: PA Color: W Dist.: 0026 Birth Pl.: PA Visit: 0013 Co.: Bedford Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Magdalenas 74, PA

[NI054603] 1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 30 June 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
18 57 59 Custer Levi 33 M W farmer 4,000 700 P
Custer Roseann 35 F W wife P
Custer Elisabeth 1 F W P
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O.W.Williamson Pg 1, 3 Jun 1880
430A 12 2 2 Custer Levi W M 43 Farmer PA PA PA
Custer Rosannah W F 44 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
430A 14 2 2 Custer Elizabeth W F 11 PA PA PA
Custer Ervin W. W M 9 Son PA PA PA
Custer Abie W F 5 Daughter PA PA PA
Custer John J. W M 3 Son PA PA PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 23 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
139A 50 210 217 Custer Levi Head W M May 1837 62 M 31 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O F F 168
Custer Rosan Wife W F Feb 1835 65 W 4 4 PA PA PA No No Yes
Custer Aby Daughter W F Jan 1876 24 S 1 1 PA PA PA 0 Yes Yes Yes
Custer John Son W M Mar 1877 23 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes
Wagner Orlo G-Son W M May 1899 1 S PA PA PA

[NI054604] 1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 1, 3 Jun 1880
430A 34 7 8 Custer William W M 33 Farmer PA PA PA
430A 35 7 8 Custer Ann W F 36 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
430A 36 7 8 Custer George W M 6 Son PA PA PA
430A 37 7 8 Shangley Samuel Sarah F 60 PA PA PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 20 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
137B 56 169 176 Custer William Head W M Sept 1847 52 M 30 PA PA PA Farmer 0 No No Yes O F F 137
137B 57 169 176 Custer Annie Wife W F June 1844 55 M 30 3 3 PA PA PA No No Yes
137B 58 169 176 Custer George Son W M Sept 1873 26 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes
137B 59 169 176 Custer Samuel Son W M May 1880 20 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes
137B 60 169 176 Custer Jonas Son W M Sept 1883 16 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0159 Color: W Age: 62 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0092 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680589 Other Residents:
Wife Anna 63, PA
1 non-relative

[NI054621] Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Summerville were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the chapel of the Norman Funeral Home, the Rev. Walter Cox officiating. Mrs. Joe Preston sang and played "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Burial was at Wheeling Cem.. Pallbearers were Ralph Foltz, Ray Douglas, Earl Sickler, Don McCullough, Garry Clampitt and Ralph Shirley. Honorary pallbearers were Lester DeVaul, Jimmy Graham, Guy Summerville, Dan Coberly and Harry Marrs [James E Small]

[NI054622] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph S Orris Age: 54 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0153 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0105 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Sophia 44, PA
Daug. Bessei M 16, PA
Son Grant 14, PA
Daug. Annie 10, PA
Mother Eve 79, PA

[NI054676] 1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
136A 12 142 148 Lohr Newton Head W M Apr 1855 45 M 13 PA PA PA Farmer
136A 13 142 148 Lohr Susan Wife W F Sept 1859 40 M 13 5 4 PA PA PA
136A 14 142 148 Lohr Ester Daughter W F May 1887 13 S PA PA PA
136A 15 142 148 Lohr Carrie Daughter W F Sept 1889 10 S PA PA PA
136A 16 142 148 Lohr Emery Son W M Sept 1891 8 S PA PA PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Newton J Lohr State: PA Dist: 0159 Color: W Age: 55 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0075 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head ImageNum: 02790298 Other Res:
Wife Susan 51, PA
Dau Carrie J 20, PA
Son Emrey G 18, PA

[NI054678] Johnstown Trib., Oct. 23, 1905 Mrs. Rose Custer, w. of Levi Custer, who was operated on for cancer at Mem. Hosp. last wk, d. at that institution this am., at age 70 yrs. One of her sons was at her bedside when she passed away. Her husb. had been in the city for a few days after the operation, but had returned to his home in Buckstown, Somerset Co., on Sat. The remains of Mrs. Custer were shipped to Buckstown last evening over the Somerset & Cambria Branch & the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon, interment to be made at that place. Mrs. Custer is survived by her husb. & several grown chldrn.

[NI054680] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harvey Croyle State: PA Enumeration District: 0093 Color: W Age: 27 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0419 County: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00920107 Other Residents:
Wife Edith 25, PA
Son Arthur 06, PA
Daughter Iva 04, PA
Son Walter NR, PA
Half brother Edward Fisher 37, PA

[NI054681] CUSTER - John G., 75, Central City d 2:45 pm Jun 7 1952, in home; b Mar 16 1877, Shade Twp., Somerset Co., s/o Levi & Roseanna (SPANGLER) CUSTER. Surv by widow, Annie STUTZMAN, & chldrn: Mrs. McKinley KIMMEL, Mrs. Charles McVICKER & Forest CUSTER, all Central City. Also surv by 2 foster chldn: Joshua & Freda BERKEBILE, both Central City; 7 gchldn; bro Wilson CUSTER, & sis Mrs. Harvey CROYLE, both Kantner. Friends received in family home, where serv will be at 2 pm Tue., Rev. Arthur Vespa, pastor of Central City Assembly of God, Pentecostal Tabernacle. Bur Shade Cem.; John H. Blanset Funeral Home, Stoystown
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
John G Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0159 Color: W Age: 32 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0081 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680513 Other Residents:
Wife Anna 28, PA
Dau. Edythe J 02, PA
Father Levi 72, PA

[NI054693] 1870 census Alleghany Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 17 June 1870 by John H. Lepley
2 42 40 Custer Samuel 32 M W Farmer 700 500 Pennsylvania
3 42 40 Custer Mary A 27 F W Keeping House Pennsylvania
4 42 40 Custer Sarah R. 7 F W Pennsylvania
5 42 40 Custer Polly 5 F W Pennsylvania
6 42 40 Custer Harvey 3 M W Pennsylvania
7 42 40 Custer Wykes 1 M W Pennsylvania
1880 Federal Census Allegheny Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator H.L.Walker 11 Jun 1880
223A 43 162 164 Custer Samuel W M 41 Farmer PA PA PA
223A 44 162 164 Custer Mary A. W F 37 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
223A 45 162 164 Custer Sarah R. W F 17 Daughter At home PA PA PA
223A 46 162 164 Custer Polly W F 14 Daughter At home PA PA PA
223A 47 162 164 Custer Henry W M 12 Son Works on farm PA PA PA
223A 48 162 164 Custer Ulyssus W M 10 Son Works on farm PA PA PA
223A 49 162 164 Custer Susan W F 8 Daughter PA PA PA
223A 50 162 164 Custer John A. W M 6 Son PA PA PA
223B 1 162 164 Custer Ananias W M 4 Daughter PA PA PA Page 20 dated 11June 1880
223B 2 162 164 Custer Lizzie W F 3 Daughter PA PA PA
223B 3 162 164 Custer Catherine W F 10/12 Aug. Som PA PA PA

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