[NI055351] Johnstown Trib-Demo Jul 28 1999 WILLIAMS Florence L. (Lehman), 82, Somerset Pike, Hollsopple R.D., d Jul 27 1999, at home of son, Randy. b Feb 12 1917, Conemaugh Twp, d/o Tobias J. & Jennie m (Thomas) Lehman. Preceded by parents; hus., Lester C., on Mar 13 1976; sis.s, Kathryn L. Lehman, June Hemminger & Bernice "Bud" Spory; & brother, Lester C. "Wink." Survived by son, Randy W., m Roseanne m Stroke, Somerset, R.D.; & gchldn, Michael J., Stephanie m & Stacey m Williams. Sister of Mary E. Mintmier; Dorothy V., m Harry Koontz; Robert D., m Evelyn Griffith; & Ann M., m Clifford Yoder, all Hollsopple R.D. Sister-in-law of Vera m (Williams) Moyer, Somerset; Edgar W. Williams, Derry; & Ruth (Smith) Lehman, Hollsopple R.D. mem. Benscreek Evangelical Luth. Ch., where she was mem. quilters & knotters. Past employee Yoder's Cloverfarm Market, Thomas Mills. Friends received 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Thu Hoffman Funeral Home, Allegheny St., Boswell. Viewing also 1 pm till serv. 2 pm Fri Benscreek Luth. Ch., Rev. Raymond A Sistek officiating. Bur. Richland Cem.. Mem. contributions may be sent to "IN-Touch" Hospice, 651 S. Center Ave., Somerset, PA 15501.
[NI055382] Johnstown Trib-Demo 3/9/1995 HEMMINGER Vernon D., 73, Hollsopple, d Mar 6 1995, Conemaugh Hosp. b Sep 27 1921, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset, s/o Ned & Katherine m (Thomas) Hemminger. Preceded by parents, stepfather, Michael Shaffer, & wife, Esther June Lehman, on Oct 9 1988. Survived by chldn Allen, m Lou Ann (Lambert) Ketner, Hollsopple; & Jenny, w/o Scott L. Cruickshank, Johnstown; gchldn Lisa Holben, Scott & Heather Hemminger, & Caitlin & Sean Ian "Little Joe" Cruickshank; also 1 ggdau., Briana Holben. bro. of Ernest Hemminger, Central City, & Marlin Shaffer, m Rosann Dull, Jennerstown. mem. Benscreek Evan. Luth. Ch., near Thomas Mills, where he was custodian for many yrs. Also mem. Machinist Union & New Centerville Farmers & Threshermens Association. Retired auto body repairman. Friends received 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Wed Hoffman Funeral Home, Allegheny St., Boswell. Viewing 10:30 am until serv. 11:30 am Thu Benscreek Ch., the Rev. Raymond A. Sistek, officiating.
[NI055392] mothers name Anna, maiden name unknown
Gospel Herald Vol L # 1 Jan 1 1957 pg 21, 22, 23, 24. Thomas, Reuben Sylvester s/o Harry S & Belinda (Slagel) Thomas, b Dec 31 1883, Boswell, Pa d Oct 13 1956 at his resid, Johnstown, Pa aged 72y 9m 13d. He & his wife, Ella Croyle, had observed their golden wedding ann Feb 22 1956. Surviving are his wife, a dau Ethel Mrs Edward Yoder, a son Freeman, both Johnstown; 7 gchdn, a ggchd, a bro Irvin, & a sis Jennie Mrs T J Lehman, Hollsopple, Pa; & a half bro Paul, Friedens, PA. 1 sis Mary, preceded him. On Mar 3 1901, he was bapt in Luth Ch & later received into Thomas Menn Ch. Funeral Thomas Ch with Aldus Wingard & Sanford G Shetler in charge; bur in adjoining Cem.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Reuben S Thomas Age: 26 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0142 B Pl: PA Visit: 0165 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Ella M 25, PA
Dau Ethel A NR, PA
[NI055468] Gospel Herald Vol LXI # 46 Nov 19 1968 pgs 1047, 1048. Thomas, Ella Minerva d/o Joseph M & Polly M (Kaufman) Croyle b Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, Pa Nov 11 1884 d resid of her son Freeman, Johnstown, Pa Jul 6 1968 aged 83y 7m 25d. On Feb 22 1906 she m Reuben S Thomas who d Oct 13 1956. Surviving are 2 chdn Ethel A Mrs Edward L Yoder & Freeman J, 7 gchdn, 17 ggchdn, & 1 bro Moses E. She was preceded by her parents, 2 sis', & 4 bros. Memb Thomas Ch. Funeral Stahl Ch Jul 9 with Sanford G Shetler & Harry C Blough officiating; bur Thomas Menn Cem.
Gospel Herald - Vol XXXV No 7, May 14 1942, pg 158,159. Joseph M Croyle b Apr 6 1862 d Apr 22 1942; aged 80y 16d. He m Polly M Kauffman Dec 31 1882 & they shared life together for 46ys. His wife passed away Jan 22 1929. To this union were b 8 chdn: Ammon J; Ella M Mrs Reuben Thomas; Lawrence Wesley, deceased; Levi E; Katie E Mrs Harry J Spory, deceased; Moses E, with whom he made his home; Anna E Mrs E S Thomas; Milton Luther, deceased. He is survived by 16 gchdn, 1 foster gchd, & 16 ggchdn. 2 gchdn preceded him in death. He was faithful memb of Menn Ch for abt 59ys. He serv as trustee of Ch for # of yrs, until his health failed. He also helped organizing 1st Sun school at Thomas Ch. Funeral Servs held at Thomas Menn Ch. Ministers in charge were Bros S G Shetler, Aldus Wingard, Harry C Blough, & Irwin M Holsopple. Bur adjoining Cem.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph M Croyle State: PA Dist: 0132 Color: W Age: 48 B Pl: PA Visit: 0018 Co: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 00920289 Other Resids:
Wife Polly 52, PA
Son Levi E 21, PA
Dau Katie E 19, PA
Son Moses E 17, PA
Dau Anna E 15, PA
[NI055471] Gospel Herald Vol 87 # 36 Sep 13 1994. Yoder, Ethel A, 86, Johnstown, Pa b May 7 1908, Somerset Co, PA to Reuben & Ella (Croyle) Thomas; d Aug 19 1994, Johnstown, Pa. Survived by sons Raymond, & Donald; 6 gchdn, 3 ggchdn. Preceded by husb Edward L Yoder. Funeral & bur Aug 22 Stahl Menn Ch, by Harold Shenk, Mary Grace Shenk, Marvin Kaufman, & Kurt Horst.
[NI055472] Gospel Herald Vol 70 # 6 Feb 8 1977 pg 125, 126. Yoder, Edward L s/o Levi & Catherine (Thomas) Yoder b Somerset Co, PA Sep 20 1897 d suddenly of heart attack at his home Jan 12 1977 aged 79y. On Oct 9 1932 he m Ethel Thomas, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons Raymond S & Donald E, 6 gchdn, 1 ggchd, 1 bro Frank, & 3 sis' Elda, Grace, & Maude. Funeral Stahl Menn Ch on Jan 14 in charge of Curtis Godshall & Sanford Shetler; bur Ch Cem.
[NI055535] J-town Trib-Dem, Tue 19 March 2002. UPDYKE, John W Sr, 74, Camoset Village, Johnstown, formerly Thomas Mills, d 18 Mar 2002, Mem'l Med Ctr; b 30 Jan 1928, Johnstown s/o Thomas & Helen (Mitchell) Updyke. Preceded by parents; bros James, William & Thomas; & sis Helen Asjcom. Survived by wife of 51 yrs Margaret L. Blough; Chdn: Ruth A w/o Marvin Cameron, New Cumberland, PA; John W. Jr m to Donna Mayak, Stoystown; & Barbara D w/o James Crowder, Johnstown; 6 gchdn; 3 ggchdn. Bro of Mary Chandler, Johnstown; Harriet Sensor, Claysburg; Anna Hutchens, NC; & Catherine Sheldon, Johnstown. Memb Benscreek Luth Ch & USWA, Army Air Force vet of WWII. Retired employee Bethlehem Steel Corp, Johnstown Plant. Friends recieved 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue Hoffman Funeral Home, Davidsville, where serv held at 11 am Wed, Rev Edward N Corneilson officiating. Bur Grandview Cem. Graveside military rites by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team.
[NI055560] The Hon. William H. Miller was a vet of Civil War & former representative of Somerset Co, PA in the general assembly.
[NI055568] Gospel Herald - Vol L # 46, Nov 12 1957, pg 981, 982. Croyle, E Levi s/o Joseph & Polly (Kauffman) Croyle b Oct 18 1888, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, Pa passed away Sep 21 1957, at Somerset Comm Hosp; aged 68y 11m 3d. In Jan 1912, he accepted Christ as his Saviour & united with Thomas Ch, remaining faithful until death. He is survived by wife Minnie Sala, 1 dau Ethel Mrs Richard Lehman, Boswell, Pa, 1 gdau, 1 bro Moses Croyle, Boswell, Pa, & 2 sis' Mrs. Ella Thomas, Johnstown, Pa; & Mrs Anna Thomas, Hollsopple, Pa. He was preceded in death by an infant dau, his parents, 3 bros & 1 sis. Funeral Servs held Sep 24 at Thomas Ch in charge of Aldus J Wingard, assisted by Sanford G Shetler & Harry Y Shetler. Bur adjoining Cem.
[NI055569] Gospel Herald Jan 17 1961, Vol LIV # 3, pg 70, 71. Croyle, Minnie A d/o Daniel & Lavina (Kaufman) Croyle b Dec 25 1887, Somerset Co, Pa; d at home of her dau at Boswell, PA Dec 23 1960; aged 73y 11m 28d. On Jun 9 1912 she m Levi E Croyle who d Sep 21 1957. Surviving are 1 dau Ethel Mrs Richard Lehman, 1 gchd, & 2 half bros Edgar & Clarence Croyle, both Boswell. She was memb Thomas Ch, where funeral Servs were held Dec 26, in charge of Aldus J Wingard & Harry Y Shetler.
[NI055584] stone in Helixville U.M. Ch. Cem., Helixville, Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA
[NI055619] Gospel Herald - Vol XXXIV No 3 Apr 17 1941 pg 63. KAUFMAN, Sarah nee Lehman b Nov 30 1962 d Mar 23 1941 aged 78y 3m 23d. She m John J Kaufman Jul 29 1900. She is survived by 1 dau Nancy w/o Ralph Baumgardner, 2 gchdn, 1 stepdau Mrs S S Gindlesperger, Johnstown, 1 stepson John B Kaufman, Middlebury, IN, & 1 sis Mrs Jane Mangus, Johnstown. Preceded by husb, 2 sons, & 1 dau. Memb Menn Ch for abt 40y & will be missed in home, Ch, & community. Funeral servs Mar 26 at Kaufman Menn Ch, conducted by Bro Harry Y Shetler assisted by Bro Irwin Holsopple. bur Ch Cem.
[NI055626] Herald Of Truth, Vol XXIX # 5, Mar 1 1892 pg 77, 78, 79. MILLER. On 5 Feb 1892, Shipshewana, Lagrange Co, IN, of infirmities of old age, Fanny Miller, aged 85y 8m 26d nee Hershberger, b Cambria Co, Pa. Her husb d 18 yrs ago. Bur on 7th in Miller's grvyd. Funeral servs by Eli Miller & Jacob Weaver.
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
219-132 Shaffer, Philip 25 M Farmer PA
Rachel 19 F PA
Ephraim 4M M PA
[NI055643] Francis Shaffer b. Aug 28 1851, m. Annanias Orris. the mother of 2 chldrn, Bertha, w/o Lewis Weaver, & Cora, w/o Francis C. Weaver.
[NI055650] Earl worked for 43 yrs for Nationwide Insurance Companies & retired as a Senior Vice Pres.. He graduated from OH State Univ. in 1951, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He & family lived in Columbus, OH from 1951 until 1959, Memphis TN from 1960 to 1969, when they returned to Columbus.
BURIAL: Port Washington,Tuscarawas,OH BIOGRAPHY: May have had half bro.s named Manuel & Elmer LINT, they attended funeral with wives, Could be nephews. 3 Arnolds sent flowers, & 2 Hammersley's attended the furneral.
Her funeral book says Sarah Margaret Ames her printed obit says Margaret Elizabeth Ames.Sarah Margaret is most probably correct since her maternal grandmother was named Margaret & her paternal grandmother Margaret & her bro. William were cared for by neighbors when Mahala disappeared while Conrad was gone, during the Civil War (perhaps with Mary Dunkerly, who also disappeared whil Jacob B. Zook was gone to war the 2nd tme) These 2 chldrn, Margaret & William , were cared for by the neighbor family after Conrad returned & raised another family (perhaps the Marlatt's were those neighbor's).
[NI055658] DEATH: Living in Gnadenhutten at time of her death & for 3 mo.s prior. Her father was an only child. Buried in the Port Wasington Cem., husband is not buried beside her. Services held in the Moravian Church in Port Washington, OH BIOGRAPHY: Margaret was living with Carrie E. Sebatian, & her husb. Charles, at the time of the 1900 census, in Hamilton Twp. Franklin Co. at 112 Russell St. (this doesn't appear to be a Columbus address in 1993) The census shows her birth mo. as Feb. Obit spells her maiden name as Rennicker.
[NI055665] BIOGRAPHY: During Conrad's service period the 80th Regt. OVI participated in the battles of Salhahatchie SC 2/3-9/1865, Bentonville NC 3/19-21/1865, & Sherman's March to the Sea.The 80th was predominently Coshocton Co.OH, volunteers.Conrad was nicknamed "Coonie" He was a slightly built man with red hair and freckles. It was thought that Conrad & Mahala were divorced, in actualliy the petition for divorce was dismissed. However later the Goverment recognized the marriage of Sophia Arnold to Conrad Lint for the purpose of widow's pension, which was granted. Enlisted in Co. H 80th Regt OVI, Discharged from Service in OVI Earl Peitz passed the following story about Conrad & his father-in-law Jacob Zook. Jacob enlisted in the OH Volunteer Infantry as Conrad did later. Jacob was wounded in a battle outside Memphis & came home. His wife had died previously & upon his return home he remarried. Then Jacob enlisted in the Indiana Infantry. While he & Conrad were away at war this time both wives disappeared. The chldrn of Conrad & Mahala Ann Zook (Conrad's wife that disappeared) were Sarah & William who were left with neighbors to be raised. When Conrad returned from the war he left the 2 chldrn to be raised with that neighbor family & remarried Sophia Augusta Arnold whom he had 9 chldrn by.
[NI055666] Earl Peitz passed the following story about Conrad & his father-in-law Jacob Zook. Jacob enlisted in the OH Volunteer Inf. as Conrad did later. Jacob was wounded in a battle outside Memphis & came home. His wife had died previously & upon his return home he remarried. Then Jacob enlisted in the IN Infantry. While he and Conrad were away at war this time both wives disappeared. The chldrn of Conrad & Mahala Ann Zook (Conrad's wife that disappeared) were Sarah & William who were left with neighbors to be raised. When Conrad returned from the war he left the 2 chldrn to be raised with that neighbor family & remarried Sophia Augusta Arnold whom he had 9 chldrn by.
Lutheran or Brethren
1. In a telephone interview with Dallas Lint, he seemed to believe John was a deaf mute who was run over by a train at the age of 18 in about 1907. John however was found to have died in 1898 at the ripe old age of 19 and another obituary states that George Lint a "deaf mute" age 28 was killed by a train. This was in the 22 Aug 1907 edition of the Times in Coshocton. I believe Dallas's memory just switched the incident and the two people involved. [This note in both John and George's file].
[NI055684] Christening at Holy Cross Church which was suppressed & the records located at St. Peter's Church, 2821 Sarah St. which was merged into the Prince of Peace Church. Earl started as a railroader, worked for the Youngstown Vindicator,was assitant manager of Idora Pk in Yougstown, & Co., owned Craig Beach Pk at Lake Milton OH. He was actively involved in Dem. politics in Youngstown. The family lived in Youngstown, Ellsworth, OH, Diehl Lake OH, & Hollywood FL. There is strong evidence that Earl was born & baptized William. He is listed in the 1910 census as William E.. C He had a bro. who died named Francis W.. Earl may have used his middlename & his bro.s name to come up with Earl Francis. When he recieved a baptismal certificate statement from his church it had William in parenteses. Served in the US Army 5-26-1918 to June 5, 1919, was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal from Unit #2 at Ft. Dix, NJ: formerly of Company B, 45th Engineers. Complete military record not available, Served in France, later was an active member of the VFW, & American Legion,the Legion had a guard at his funeral & presented the flag to his son Earl.
BIOGRAPHY: Robert was a farmer in Oxford Twp. in Tuscarawas Co. OH. John
acquired the farm after his father died.
[NI055702] Sophia Arnold came over from Germany with her family at the age 11. According to Logan Arnold the ship arrived in Amer. in 1856.The family then consisted of the father John Arnold (from Bavaria], his wife, & 2 chldrn William & Augusta.
[NI055704] Coshocton Co. history Jacob Lint is said to be the Grandson & great grandson of Henry & William Quigg (Quick?) Died before Conrad , who died in 1872. Margaret Sink [or Zink] shows up on the Clark twp., Coshocton co., OH 1880 census living in the household of Sarah (Quigg) Lint her mother. Also listed is J. Francis Sink [or Zink] who is Margaret's 4 yr old daug. & Sarah's grand-daug..
Reformed Lutheran Church
1. The following material came to light during the 98 Spring Research period: In "History of Coshocton Co." Hill 1881 it says, Jacob Lint b. 1855 son of Conrad and Sarah Quig, grandson of Henry and William Quig. this is on page 728.
[NI055715] BIOGRAPHY: In 1860, in Clark Twp. Coshocton Co. OH. Margaret d. early in 1860, she is not in the census. In 1850 in Mechanics Twp. Holmes Co. OH Enlisted in Co. H 80th Regt. OVI on 12/8/1861 & was discharged 11/1862 at Corinth, MS on Surgeon's certificate of disabllity.The 80th Regt. participated in their 1st major battle, the siege of Corinth, from 4/30/1862 to 1/30/1862. Reinlisted in Co. H, 53rd IN Infantry. Was referred to as a wartime bride, they did not get a divorce. Reinlisted in Co. H 53rd IN Inf. Living in Mechanics Twp. Holmes Co. OH Wounded in the siege of Corinth MS & Discharged.
[NI055732] Margaret and her brother William were cared for by neighbors when Mahala disappeared while Conrad was gone during the Civil War (perhaps with Mary Dunkerly, who also disappeared while Jacob B. Zook was gone to war the 2nd tme). Margaret & William , were cared for by the neighbor family after Conrad returned & raised another family (perhaps the Marlatt's who were close neighbors).
[NI055806] Charity was Julie's sister and Williams 2nd wife
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 16 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
29 131 127 Geiser Hiram 34 M W carpenter Pa
30 131 127 Geiser Catharina 24 F W wife Pa
31 131 127 Geiser William 4 M W At Home Pa
32 131 127 Geiser Emit 2 M W At Home Pa
33 131 127 Geiser Catharina 50 F W Retired Housekeeper Pa
Johnstown Trib issue 30 Sep 1914. HIRAM GEISER DIES IN PAINT Twp. Building Contractor & Trib Reader for Half Century. Hiram Geiser, prominent bldg contractor of Paint Twp., & for more than 50 yrs a reader of the Daily & Wkly Trib, d abt noon yesterday in his 79th yr. Mr. Geiser succumbed to infirmities common to one of his age. He had been afflicted the past yr by blindness. Mr. Geiser was b & reared on farm where he d. He never farmed, devoting his time to bldg houses, barns, & other bldgs. At one time he was foreman of the carpenter shop of Cambria Steel Co. Mr. Geiser was for 48 yrs a memb of Alma Lodge, Odd Fellows, & was one of the oldest membs of that org. He was a memb Un Evangl Ch. Mr. Geiser m Catherine Holsopple, Paint Twp., who survives him with the following chldn: William, m, Pine st, Johnstown; Emmett, m, Bedford st, Johnstown; Mrs. Mary Heinlein, 9th Ward; John, m, Bedford st; Pearl, w/o Robert Oswald, 9th Ward; Joseph & Lewis, both single, both Cairnbrook; Carrie, w/o Frank Prough, Ask st, Johnstown; Annie, single, at home; Amanda, w/o Benjamin Weaver, at home. The deceased was d/o Mr. & Mrs. John Geiser. There are 26 gchldn & 4 ggchldn living. Funeral servs 2 pm tomorrow Berkey Ch, near Windber, with one of the U.E. ministers in charge. Membs of the IOOF will probably attend servs. Those who drive to Geiser home are requested to meet at Wingard's livery, Scalp Level. Relatives are expected from various parts of PA & from KS, IN, & OH. Undertaker G. C. Meek, Windber, will be in charge, bur in cem at Berkey Ch.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jermiah Spigler Age: 61 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0138 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0425 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Eva 58, PA
Daug. Nellie 34, PA
Daug. Lizzie 29, PA
GrandDaug. Burnice 05, PA
Johnstown Trib issue 26 Nov 1915: Jeremiah Spigler, who had been a resident of Moxham for some 20 yrs, d of a complication of diseases at his home, 560 Linden ave, at 9 pm last night, in his 68th yr. He had been ill for abt wks. He was b Somerset Co. Oct 1848, & m there some 40 yrs ago to Ms Eva Holsopple, sis of Edmund Holsopple, a vet of Civil War. Jeremiah Spigler was a section foreman on Somerset & Cambria Branch of B & O RR. He was then located at Kring's Sta. Since coming to Johnstown Mr. Spigler was engaged in business as a stonemason. He is survived by his widow & these chldn: Nettie, w/o William Ream, Grove ave; J. L. Spigler, Poplar st; Ella, w/o Albert Trexel, Central ave, & Elizabeth, w/o H. E. Brown, Highland ave. Also survived by 6 gchldn & these sis': Mrs. Maria Ream, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co; Mrs. Lavina Horner, Stonycreek Twp., this Co; Mrs. Annie Hite, 8th Ward, & Mrs. Rachel Mishler & Mrs. Mary Keifer, Upper Yoder Twp. The funeral will take place from Spigler home Sun at 2 pm, servs to be conducted by Rev. Joseph D. Brison, Grove-ave Meth Episc Ch, bur Grandview Cem. Mr. Spigler was memb M.E. Ch, staunch Rep & reader of The Trib for many yrs.
[NI055820] Obit Trib-Demo Sep 26 1994. HILDEBRAND-Arbuita Mae, 64, Maple Mountain Manor, Berlin, formerly of South Fork, RD(Mt Hope), d. Sep 25 1994, Windber Hosp. b. May 9 1930, Johnstown, d/o Russell & Laura (HUFFMAN) Hildebrand. Preceded in death by parents & bro., Clyde. Survive bro., Blair, Hightstown, NJ. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 Mon at the Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc, South Fork. funeral serv.s l pm Tue, Locust Grove Ch. of the Breth., Rev. John Manges officiating. Bur. Locust Grove Ch. of the Breth. Cem.
[NI055822] Johnstown Trib Fri Sep 15 1933 pg. 8 Paul Yeager A complication of typhoid fever a weakened heart condition is attributed as the cause of death at Mem. Hosp. at 3:10 pm yesterday of Paul Yeager, age 23, Mineral Point, PA. He was admitted to the hosp. Wed. as a typoid fever patient & it developed that he also was suffering of a weaken heart. His death occured a little over 24 hrs after his admission. A native of Barnsboro, he was s/o A.C. & Ellen (Pergrim) Yeager, Jackson Twp, who survives him, along with his widow, Mrs. Alverda (Gillen) Yeager; 1 chld Allen, at home; 1 bro. & 4 sis.s: Harold Yeager, at home; Mrs. James Baker, Nanty Glo; Mrs. John Yoder, Jackson Twp; Mrs. Edward Roberts, Cleveland, OH; & Mrs. Willard Lofstrom, Elmira, NY. He also leaves 1 half-bro. & 3 half-sis.s: Emory Shaffer, OH; Mrs. Sherman Page, Mineral Point; Mrs. Vernon West, Columbus,OH & Mrs. Emerson Carney, Jackson Twp. Funeral serv.s will be conducted at 3:30 pm tomorrow at the Pike Breth Ch, Mundy's Corner in charge of the funeral, Rev. Robert Ashman, pastor. Bur. in the church cem.
[NI055826] Leigh Brinton Lint was named after the little town he was born in, Leigh NE. He 1st moved with the family to Denver, CO in 1908 & then on to Weiser, ID in 1910. The family settled in Weiser where Leigh, his older bro. Roy & his younger sis. Nina grew up, went to school & got married. Leigh graduated from Weiser High School in 1921. Previous to graduation he had already made river trips on the Snake river the summer of 1919 & the Green & Colorado rivers the summer of 1920. In school he was an athelete playing football & baseball & publisher of the schools yrbk. After graduating he ran the Green river from Green River, WY to Green River, UT the summer of 1921 in the pay of the Southern CA Edison Co.. By this time he had earned quite a reputation as a boatman & from 13 Dec 1922 to 1 Mar 1923 he worked running the Snake river from Weiser to Lewiston. In 1923 he worked as a boatman for the Birdseye expedition surveying the Grand Canyon. There is an excellent article on this in the May 1924 issue of National Geographic Mag & a memorial on the south rim in Grand Canyon Nat'l Pk. For the next 47 yrs he worked for the gov't surveying & making maps. From 1925 to 1927 he worked surveying the Hawaiian Islands. In 1927 he returned to ID to marry his hischl sweetheart Ruby (Curley) Rock & for the next 10 yrs they moved around Northern CA. In 1927 the Klamath project, in 1928-31 the Shasta project, in 1931-33 the Modoc project, in 1934-36 the Buck Lake, Mill Creek & Kings Canyon projects, & in 1937 the Stanislaus project. From 1938-40 he lived & worked out of Redwood City, CA but in 1940 he was ordered back to VA to work on war mapping. These were difficult times with his wife Ruby & son Leigh Jr. remaining in Redwood City. In 1948 he was divorced & remarried continuing with his work throughout northern CA with the U.S. Forest Serv. Again on the Klamath, Modoc, Lassen, Stanislaus, Kings Canyon & Shasta, only not in the same order as the 1st time. His 2nd son George was raised in almost the identical environment as his 1st son Leigh Jr. was. In 1959 he was transfered & remained in El Cerrito, CA & worked out of the Forest Serv.'s Regional Office [region 5] in San Francisco. He divorced for the 2nd time in 1963 but continued to live in the San Francisco Co., bay area & work for the Forest Serv. until retiring. Upon his death at the age of 73 in Sep. of 1975 at his residence in Mill Valley, CA he was cremated & his ashes scattered at sea near Pt. Reyes Natl Seashore as he wished. Leigh was 6' tall about 180 pounds with medium complexion, light brown hair & blue eyes like his grandfather Christian before him. He was traditionally a Republican that outwardly might be called conservative but he was very liberal about a lot of things. He was gruff and a perfectionist which made him hard to get close to but to those who knew him he had a heart of gold. He didn't claim any religion but was raised a methodist. Had he chosen a religion, he once privately said he respected the LDS or Mormon church because it "took care of its own" & "no one ever went hungry". He was a born outdoorsman who had lived under the stars most of his life & always disliked working inside of an office. For over 40 yrs he lived for & loved his work which probably cost him 2 marriages & his sons. His last 7 yrs before retiring were probably his unhappiest having to work in the regional office & living alone believing he had failed in 2 marriages & with his sons. After retirement he enjoyed a quiet life at his apt in Mill Valley. His 2 sons both served as enlisted men & officers in the military in Korea, Germany & Viet Nam (within 40 mi.s of each other) & didn't know of the others existence. Upon Leigh Jr's death in 1986 they knew of each others existence but had never met. That's why this material exists today. Leigh was survived by 2 wives, 2 sons, 6 grandchldrn 8 greatgrandchldrn.
[NI055830] George Brinton Lint [named after his grandfather] was born in the small town Hosp. in Weed, CA but at the time his parents were living & working out of the USFS Ranger Station in Mt. Shasta, CA. His 1st 13 yrs were spent in the mountains of northern CA during the summer, when Leigh could do his field work mapping for the US Forest Service. The winters were spent in the San Francisco Co., bay area, when heavy snowfall in the mountains precluded any field work. Places like Mad River, Happy Camp, Trinity, Stanislaus, Modoc, Hat Creek, Redding, Mt. Lassen, Mt. Shasta, Kings Canyon, all made up George's formative yrs. Whenever possible Leigh took him out in the field with him, sometimes spending weeks on horseback or in an old Willy's Jeep high in the backcountry Sierras.
[NI055831] Nina Mae Lint was born in Golden City, Co. seat of Jefferson co., in central CO, about 10 miles west of Denver. The population in the 1980 US census was 12,237. A summer resort, in a region producing gold, clay, sugar beets, nuclear components, it's famous for it's Colorado School of Mines founder in 1874. Goldern was founded 1859 as mining camp & was capital of the Colorado Territory from 1862 to 1867. Today one of the biggest industries & tourist attractions to Golden is the Coors Brewery which is located there. A picture of George Lint taken in about 1908 when Nina was born shows him as a trolly car conductor in Denver. It's ukwn exactly where the family lived in Golden during their relatively short stay there. They left NE sometime after Leigh was born in 1902 & later arrived in the Weiser, ID area about 1910. How much of this 8 yr period was spent in the Denver/Golden area is uncertain.
German Baptist Church
1. Although everything for the members of this family is recorded as happening in Baltic, Buck twp., Tuscarawas co., OH..... in 1880 they were listed on the Crawford twp., Coshocton co., OH census.
Because Baltic is in a corner of Buck twp., Tuscarawas co... but surrounded by Clark twp., Holmes co., and Crawford twp., Coshocton co., there has been much confusion over the years who was where when they were born, married or died. In one case a person lived in Baltic [Tuscarawas] and was buried immediately across the street in Coshocton co. This note is posted with all of these family members.
[NI055841] Delilah Lint (the 10th child of Daniel Lint) was supposedly a lady of the night. Her first child (whom she named John Wesley Lint) was born out of wedlock and the father is unknown. She later married Andrew Stantz and had a family.
1850 census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
353 171 Lint Conrad J. 44 M Laborer PA
Catharine 43 F PA
Rosa A. 20 F PA
Sarah 19 F PA
Phebe 16 F PA
Eliza 18 F PA
Elizabeth 18 F PA
William 12 M PA
Sebilla 10 F PA
Leah A. 8 F PA
Mary J. 4 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 17, 1860
420 17 2752 2788 Yoder Moses 32 M wagon maker 2000 400 PA
420 18 2752 2788 Yoder Susan 28 F PA
420 19 2752 2788 Yoder Isaac 7 M PA
420 20 2752 2788 Yoder William 5 M PA
420 21 2752 2788 Yoder John 3 M PA
420 22 2752 2788 Yoder A** 1 F PA
420 23 2752 2788 Yoder Isaac 22 M laborer PA
[NI055877] Retired Farmer is Summoned - Andrew Shaffer, 77, Passes Away - Was Retired Paint Twp. Farmer; Funeral Serv Next Mon - Rummel, Jun 27 - Andrew D. Shaffer, 77, retired Paint Twp. farmer, d 10 pm last night at his home here. He had been bedfast for the last 6 wks, suffering from a complication of diseases. s/o Daniel & Elizabeth (Seese) Shaffer & b 10 Sep 1858. Mr. Shaffer & Phoebe Berkey m by Rev. David Stufft, at that time pastor of the Scalp Level Luth. Ch. They observed 55th wedding anniversary last Nov. They formerly lived at Davidsville. Surviving are his widow & chldn: Simon Shaffer, Paint Twp.,; Irvin Shaffer; Elizabeth, w/o Ira McFeeley; Harry Shaffer, Mrs. Carrie Faust & Dewey Shaffer, all Rummel. 30 gchldn & 19 ggchldn. Bro/o Mrs. Susan Berkey, J-town, Mrs. Uriah Penrod, Paint Twp., & Mrs. Rebecca Kauffman, Davidsville. 3 sons, Daniel, Emory & Herman, & a sis & 2 bro.s, preceded him in death. Lifelong Memb. Luth. Ch. here. Funeral services conducted Mon afternoon. Body will be removed to Luth. Ch. here at 1:30 pm, where it may be viewed til 2:30 pm when obsequies will be conducted. Bur., Rummel Cem., under direction, G. C. Meek, Windber mortician.
[NI055915] MRS. YODER, 86, DIES AT HOME IN WINDBER AFTER LONG ILLNESS Deceased's Father at 1 Time Owned Extensive Real Estate WINDBER -- MRS. CATHERINE (SHAFFER) FAUST-YODER, 86, d. at her home at 2611 Graham Ave. following an illness of several mo.s. d/o DAVID & RACHAEL (HOLSOPPLE) SHAFFER & b. in this section. Her father at 1 time owned most of the ground on which the town of Windber was built. The deceased was twice m. Both of her husb.s preceded her in death. Surviving are these chldrn: MRS. ADDIE HOLSINGER & MRS. EMMA STEELE, both, Windber; Irvin Faust, Scalp level, & MRS. DILLIE HARVEY, Philadelphia. 2 step-dau.s, MRS. FRANKLIN REITER & MRS. VIDA TRENT, Johnstown, also survive. She was preceded in death by 3 chldrn, LOUIS, LESLIE L. & HARRY FAUST. The deceased was a sis. of J. D. & L. D. Shaffer, Scalp level, & N. D. Shaffer, Johnstown. 2 sis.s & 3 bro.s also preceded her in death. There are 31 gchldrn, 33 ggchldrn & 1 gggchldrn. Funeral serv.s will be conducted at 2:30pm Wed. in the Windber Ch. of the Brethren, Rev. Newton D. Cosner will afficiate. Interment will be in the Berkey Ch. cem. under the direction of Vernon Geisel, Pleasantville mortician. The remains will be removed to the Ch. 1pm.
[NI055918] Jacob W. Shaffer b. Jan 18 1858 m. Alice Berkebile. Their chldrn were Carrie, w/o Willis Weaver; Maggie, w/o Lemon Berkey; Clarence, m. Daisy Wright, Florence, w/o Albert Weaver; Walter, m. Minnie Kaufmann; George W., m. Evelyn Kaufmann; David, d. Pittsburgh 1972, m. Norma Custer, & Emerson, m. Gertrude Schrader.
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
39 Berkeybile, Peter 27 M Farmer - 500 Acres
Berkeybile, Hanah 25 F
Berkeybile, Mary 6 F
Berkeybile, Christena 4 F
Berkeybile, Barbara 2 F
Berkeybile, Elisabeth 3 mo F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 8 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
15 44 43 Berkeypile Peter 47 M W farmer 5,000 Pa
16 44 43 Berkeypile Hannah 45 F W wife Pa
17 44 43 Berkeypile Elisabeth 19 F W At Home Pa
18 44 43 Berkeypile Lewis 17 M W At Home Pa
19 44 43 Berkeypile Fanny 12 F W At Home Pa
20 44 43 Berkeypile Sarah 8 F W At Home Pa
21 44 43 Berkeypile Alice 6 F W At Home Pa
22 44 43 Berkeypile Emma 4 F W At Home Pa
23 44 43 Berkeypile Susanna 1 F W At Home Pa
1880 Census Place: Shade, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film 1255195 National Archives Film T9-1195 Page 403C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Hannah BERKEBILE Self M W W 55 PA
Elizabeth BERKEBILE Dau F S W 30 PA
Alice BERKEBILE Dau F S W 16 PA
Emma BERKEBILE Dau F S W 13 PA
Susan BERKEBILE Dau F S W 11 PA
[NI055922] Christena Shaffer b. Apr 21 1860 m. Albert Berkey, who was b. Jan 7 1860 Paint Twp. chldrn were Emma, w/o Harvey Berkebile; Elizabeth, w/o Harvey Knavel & Lewis Ott; Mary, w/o Harvey Allison; Alvin; Ila, w/o David Callihan; & Effie, m. John Statler. Bro. of Josiah D. Shaffer.
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
A C Berkey State: PA Enumeration District: 0153 Color: W Age: 50 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0073 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00440406 Other Residents:
Wife Christina 49, Pennsylvania
Daughter Ida 18, Pennsylvania
Nephew Floyd Shaffer 14, Pennsylvania
In Jul 1900 elected as 1st Tressurer of Paint Boro
Josiah D. Shaffer b. Apr 11 1862 m. Catherine Ann Baumgardner, who was b. Richland Twp. Jun 17, 1864. chdn included Daisy M., who became a missionary to China & then m. Dr. Michael E. Ritzman. Daisy d. 1970 age 81.Other chdn were Percy W. Shaffer, m. Elsie Lehman, Windber; Cloyd, m. Ida Lehman; Morris, m. Stella Ripple; Edith, d young; & Dr. Foster C. Shaffer.
[NI055927] Lewis D. Shaffer b. Feb 20 1864 m. Carrie Weaver. chldrn were Bessie, m. Charles Prosser; Ethel, m. Boyd Baumgardner; & Helen, m. Professor Clyde E. Bounds. In 1900 elected as 1st Burgess of Paint Boro by a close margin of 5 votes. b. Rummel 1864, moved 1892 Paint Twp. & operated a flouring mill. The mill was destoryed by fire Sep 1900, & purchased a wholesale liquor business Windber, PA.
[NI055929] Daniel D. Shaffer b. Feb 8 1868 became an ordained minister in the Brethren Ch. m. Marilla Grush, who was b. Jun 25 1870 Adams Twp. Daniel d. 32 yrs of age Dec 6 1900 chldrn were Nora, m. Adam Goudy; Agnes, m. William Nipps; Elizabeth, m. William Lochrie; Daniel Floyd, m. Vera McMullen; Mayme, m. Daniel Rose; & Paul, m. Grace Gohn. History of the Ch. of the Breth. of Western PA, by Blough, 1916, p. 532. Daniel was reared on the farm, but his father also operated a sawmill & planing mill & many of Daniel's younger dys were passed in the woods & in the mill. Being naturally somewhat of a genius, he enjoyed working about machinery. He also learned the carpenter trade. As there was always much work during the winter he received only an ordinary common school education, though he was a diligent pupil when in school. About 1890 he & Marilla united with the Ch., in 1893 he, with James F. Ream & J.J. Shaffer, was called to the ministry. He was a close student of the Scriptures, & took up the work of the ministry with commendable zeal, preaching not only from the pulpit, but privately he made use of every opportunity to persuade men to lead a Christian life. By nature he was kind & generous, ever ready to help others. His mother, who is an octogenarian, put it this way: "Daniel was always a good boy." While working at his trade he had a fall from a building, from which he never fully recovered. His mind was somewhat affected. He d. 32 yrs, 9 mo.s & 28 dys. buried in the Berkey Cem.
Pretoria was another small mining town in western part of Paint Twp. started by Dr. John H. Gardner, John Kurtz & Norman Shaffer in 1900. It is said that Shaffer, who was very interested in Boer War, named town after Pretoria in South Africa.
Norman D. Shaffer youngest of chdn & b. Dec 14 1869 m. Matilda Faust, d/o John & Elizabeth (Eash) Faust, who was b. Jan 8 1871. m. by Rev. Houpt of Salix, Mar 27 1892 & became parents of following chdn: Nellie, w/o Frank Cooper; Forrest, m. Edith Cover; Mildred w/o C. G. Brown; E. Clark Shaffer, m. Margaret Barnes; & J. Park Shaffer m. Marian Challis. "received a good common school education. When 20 yrs old he helped his father to make a home at Scalp Level, where family moved after leaving farm. He moved from Paint Twp. to Johnstown, where he was employed for a time in a sawmill belonging to Cambria Steel Co. Oct 1 1896, he came to Holsopple as manager, sec. & treas. of Farmers' Milling Co. Jan 15 1903, the property of the co. was destroyed by fire, & May 1 1903, Mr. Shaffer engaged in bus. for himself, opening a wholesale & retail flour & feed store & bldg a new mill. This enterprise he is still successfully conducting, also controlling a car lot distribution of flour, feed & grain at Johnstown. He has a half interest in Petoria coal mine, situated at Holsopple, & is stockholder in 1st Nat'l Bk of Benson boro, holding position of sec. of board of dirs. 1892 he serv as tax collector & 1899 was elected justice of the peace, being reelected in 1904. Since 1899 he has been a memb of school board. He is a Rep & memb of UBC.
[NI055933] Capt. FORREST C. SHAFFER, of the 55th Coast Artillary, USA, recently spent a 10 dy leave in this city with his family. Captain SHAFFER, who ws graduated from West Point, 1917, expects to be sent to Panama.
[NI055941] Johnstown Trib-Demo, Sep 4 1954 - Hiram Yoder - Hiram R. Yoder, 93, South Fork d 6:10 am Sep 4 1954, Windber Hosp b Sep 15 1860 Scalp Level s/o Moses & Susannah (Shaffer) Yoder, former husb Emma Custer & husb of former Izora (Kauffman) Yoder, d 1948. Survived by these chldn; Mrs. Barbara Ripplet, Homer City, Mrs. Elsie Allenbaugh,Turtle Creek, Mrs. Iva Burkey, Hiram R., Mrs. Martha Cessna, Milton R, Mrs. Inzie Gilpatrick & Mrs. Hazel Krajewski all of South Fork; Mrs. Virgie Davis, Irwin, & Mrs. Bertha Smay, St Michael: 42 gchldn, 56 ggchldn. Bro of Mrs. Anna Murphy, Lakewood, OH. Friends received at George Funeral Home after Sun-Serv there 2 pm (EDT) Tue. Rev. F. T. Barner, bur Mt. Hope Cem
[NI055943] Mrs.Izora Yoder,79, Southfork d. in her home 3:40 pm Apr 3 1948. b. Mifflin Co. Jul 26 1868, d/o Joshua & Roseanna (Miller) Kauffman. Survived by hus. Hiram Yoder & children; Mrs. Barbara Ripplet, Homer City, Mrs. Elsie Allenbaugh, Turtle Creek; Mrs.Iva Burkey, Hiram R., Mrs.Martha Cessna, Mrs.Inze Gilpatrick, Mrs.Hazel Krajewski & Milton R. all South Fork Mrs. Virgie Davis, Irwin, Mrs.Bertha Smay, St.Michael, bro. Austin Kauffman, South Fork; 38 gchldn 35 ggchldn. Services 2 pm brief service in late home, followed by services in Mt.Hope Ch., Rev. G. K. Hetrick; bur. Ch. Cem. Friends received in late home. George Funeral Home South Fork.
Family moved over the Allegheny Mts into Bedford Co., between the 1850 & 1860 censuses. No more chldn listed in the 1860 census. Levi Sr purchased land from Tobias Shaffer 20 Apr 1856, Bedford Co. On 1837 Tax List Paint Twp, Somerset Co. , PA
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
45 Shaffer, Levi 40 M Farmer - 500 Acres
Shaffer, Barbara 40 F
Shaffer, John 18 M Laborer
Shaffer, Catharine 15 F
Shaffer, Susanna 12 F
Shaffer, Mary 10 F
Shaffer, Sarah 8 F
Shaffer, Elisabeth 6 F
Shaffer, Barbara 4 F
Shaffer, Levi 1 M
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 10 Jun H. J. Boyts
32 80 75 Heller John 29 M W farm laborer Pa
Heller Elisa 28 F W wife Pa
Heller George 6 M W At Home Pa
Heller Annie 3 F W At Home Pa
Heller William 1 M W At Home Pa
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 10 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
28 79 74 Shaffer Jesse 24 M W farm laborer 300 Pa
29 79 74 Shaffer Amanda 26 F W wife Pa
30 79 74 Shaffer Emma 5 F W At Home Pa
31 79 74 Shaffer George 1 M W At Home Pa
[NI055973] Johnstown Trib Apr 7 1924, Pg 17. MRS. W. A. SHAFFER SUCCUMBS IN DALE. Deceased, Who Was a Septuagenarian, Mrs. William A. SHAFFER, aged 72 yrs, whose health had been impaired for a long time, d at her home, 139 Strayer st, Dale, at an early hr yesterday morn. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. The deceased was d/o David & Polly (RHOADES) HUMMEL b Somerset Co. Jun 10 1852. She was sis of the late Jacob R. HUMMEL, a well-known local vet of Civil War who passed away here a few yrs ago, & also of Joshua HUMMEL, who resided in Dale. William A. SHAFFER, former street commissioner of Dale, & Mary Amanda HUMMEL m Windber 52 yrs ago by Rev. David Stuft, of Luth denomination. Besides her husb & bro Mrs. SHAFFER is survived by 2 daugs, 2 sons, 12 gchldn & 2 ggchldn. She made her home in Dale for the last 44 yrs & was one of the charter membs of Dale Evang Ch. Her surviving sons & daugs are Cora, w/o C. P. RIGBY, Cliff st; Frank SHAFFER, Hummel st; David, Strayer st, & Mrs. Elsie SNYDER, also of Strayer st. Servs at Dale Evang Ch 2 pm tomorrow by Rev. P. L. Griffiths, pastor, bur Grandview Cem.
PA 1910 Census Miracode INex
Samuel C Helman Age: 59 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0154 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0030 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Kathrine 52, PA
Son Lewis 28, PA
Son Joseph 25, PA
Daug Bertha 21, PA
[NI055978] Johnstown Trib Jun 17 1940. Mrs. Mary Shaffer Expires At Ashtola. Mrs. Mary Ann (Statler) Shaffer, a lifelong resident of Somerset Co, d Sun morn at her home near Ashtola, b Paint Twp Jul 22 1857, d/o John & Barbara (Thomas) Statler, & w/o John Shaffer who d 15 yrs ago. Mrs. Shaffer was one of the most widely-known residents of Paint Twp. She leaves 3 daugs, Alda, w/o Chauncey Wise; Verla, w/o Charles Crooks, & Vida, w/o John Geisel; 3 sons, Robert Shaffer, Messenger St, Dale; Norman Shaffer, Windber, & Ralph Shaffer, whose whereabouts are ukwn, & 2 sis', Mrs. Rebecca Gordon, Stanton, DE, & Mrs. Emma Geisel, Windber. Also surviving are 22 gchldn & 4 ggchldn. The remains will be removed to Rummel COB, of which she was a memb, at 1:30 tomorrow, & she will lie in state there until 2:30 pm, Rev. W. K. Kulp, pastor, will conduct funeral serv. Bur ch cem will be directed by Vernon Geisel, Pleasantville mortician.
[NI055981] Never Married
[NI055982] In 1911 he was shot to death one morn while milking the cows in his barn. The murderer was never caught. He was a farmer & also served as constable in Paint Twp.
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Daniel J Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0170 Color: W Age: 41 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0319 County: Somerset, Windber Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680443 Other Residents:
Wife Lizzie 39, PA
Son Oliver 20, PA
Son Ralph 16, PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Mahlon Hoffman State: PA Enumeration District: 0153 Color: W Age: 31 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0278 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01790824 Other Residents:
Wife Alma 24, PA
Dau. Dorothy NR, PA
[NI056022] J-town Trib-Demo. BERKEY, Ida, 91, 2315 Franklin St., d Nov 10 1984, Mem. Hosp.; b Feb 25 1893, Paint Twp, d/oe William G. & Annie R. (DIETZ) SEESE. Preceded in death by husb, Jacob D.; bros Frank & Dorsey; sis's, Elva, Alma HOFFMAN & Myra BERKLEY; daug, Rosanna WEAVER; gson Gary BERKEY; & 2 ggchldn. Survived by these chldn: William, m. to Mary STEWART, Johnstown; Louella, w/o Arthur TILL, Albuquerque, NM; & Roberta, & Alton, m. to Nancy Jean COBER, both of Johnstown; 5 gchldn; 5 ggchldn. Sis of Carmon, Casper, WY. Memb Roxbury COB. Family will receive friends 2-4 & 7-9pm Mon at Meek Funeral Home, Inc., Windber, where serv will be at 2pm Tuesday, Rev. Owen Preston. Bur. Berkey Cem.
[NI056025] Trib-Dem, Johnstown, PA, Tue Sep 21 1965, SEESE, Mrs. Verna Iva, 67, 117 Barnhart St, d 3 pm, Sep 20 1965, Mem Hosp.; b Feb 27 1898, Windber, d/o Lewis & Lizzie Ellen (Seese) Statler. Preceded in death by parents; infant son, Galen Dale; 2 bros & 4 sis'. Survived by husb Dorsey G., & 4 chdn: LaRue Hope, w/o Charles E. Allison, 1005 Rachel St; Elaine Flo, w/o Lloyd S. Keafer, Jr., Yorktown, VA; Marjory Faith, w/o Charles P. Eichelberger, Newport News, VA, & Coleen Mae, w/o Rev. Donald H. Fornwalt, Altoona. Sis of Arthur Statler, Windber; Ernest Statler, Bucknell Ave; Mrs. Hulda Horner, Meadville, PA, & Mrs. Vergie Knavel & Mrs. Oliver Horner, both Windber. Also survived by 14 gchdn. Memb COB over 50 yrs, holding latest membership at Roxbury COB; auxiliary to Western Dist Ministerium; auxiliary to COB Home, Scalp Level, & Roxbury WCTU. Former school teacher in Paint Twp, Johnstown city schools & recently retired from Ferndale-Dale School Sys. Memb PSEA & NRTR. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Wed at John Henderson Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave. Body will be removed Thu to Roxbury COB for viewing noon til serv at 2 pm, Rev. Levi Ziegler & Rev. Gerald E. Deffenbaugh. Bur Berkey Cem.
[NI056028] Johnstown Daily Trib, Mar 30 1898 Mrs. Josiah Custer. Susanna, w/o Josiah Custer, d at her home in Paint Twp., Somerset Co., near the Holsopple Post-office, at 3:30 pm Sat. Her maiden name was Susanna Cobaugh, & she was in her 69th yr. She was m twice, 1st husb being ? Grove. He d a no. of yrs ago. She was mother of 14 chldn, 8 who are dead. Living are Fred Grove, South Fork; Louis Custer, Paint Twp; Daniel & Miss Amanda, at home; Mrs. Frank Lehman & Mrs. William Statler, Paint Twp. Her 2nd husb also survives. The funeral took place Mon. Servs were conducted in Bethel UBC by Elders Joseph Shafer & Hiram Musselman, after which bur. in the farm graveyard. Mrs. Custer was a lifelong memb of German Bapt Breth Ch.
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 17 Oct by Henry Cook
9 134 148 Benchoof John 48 M Farmer 10,000 Pa
10 134 148 Benchoof Catherine 45 F Pa
11 134 148 Benchoof George 19 M Laborer Pa
12 134 148 Benchoof John 17 M Laborer Pa
13 134 148 Benchoof Paul 14 M Pa
14 134 148 Benchoof Leonard 12 M Pa
15 134 148 Benchoof William 10 M Pa
16 134 148 Benchoof Mary C. 5 F Pa
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
96 Custer, Catharine 52 F 2000 Acres
Custer, Elisabeth 24 F
Custer, Sarah 22 F
Custer, Joseph 20 M Farmer
Custer, Nancy 17 F
Custer, Hanah 14 F
[NI056036] Apr 16 1832, Henry Nixon, William Yardley & John Stoker of Philadelphia, assignees of the Luke Morris estate, sold to Jacob Custer & Joseph Johns in partnership a tract of land called Deerfield No. 5. The land was patented to Morris by John Penn & John Penn Jr. Sep 6 1776, & was then situated in Brothersvalley, Bedford Co. Jacob Custer's land was situated about a 1/4 of a mile above where the Paint Creek empties into the Stonycreek & by the vacant land of Jacob Kreider. Jacob Custer b. Aug 9 1801, s/o Frederick Custer, who resided near the Ridge Rd. They are said to have been the cousins of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, or Custard, who gained fame at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, when Sitting Bull killed him in 1876. Jacob Custer m. Catherine Holsopple, whose father, Henry Holsopple, had been taken by the Indians to the OH territory during the War of 1812 & was burned at the stake. Feb 21 1835, Jacob Custer & his wife, Catherine, Shade Twp, & Joseph Johns & his wife, Nancy, Conemaugh Twp, divided by mutual agreement the land they had purchased jointly in 1832. According to historical researchers the Jacob Custer home was built 1841, but evidence of the family being on the land even before the 1832 land sale is found with the marker of their daughter, an infant, d. 1830 buried on the land which was used for the Weaver and Custer families jointly for family burials. Jacob Custer d. 48 yrs old & is buried near his home. Upon his death the Custer heirs sold their part of the real estate while 1/3 remained in the estate until the death of Catherine (Holsopple) Custer Feb 27 1870. The Catherine Custer heirs, by their executor Jacob Hoffman, named in the last will & testament of their mother sold the real estate to their sis., Nancy, w/o Tobias J. Lehman. Nancy was 16 when her father d. & was the youngest of the chldrn. She remained with her mother & upon her marriage they came to live on the Custer homestead. Here she & her hus. raised their 6 chldrn. The homestead became known as the Nancy Lehman place to the newer generation that never knew her father had been the original owner. Nov 22 1893, Nancy & Tobias J. Lehman sold to Edwin J. Berwind of Philadelphia, the coal rights being in, under & upon the tract of land that was once Deerfield No. 5. Since the Berwind-White Coal Mining Co. took over the lands there have been several families residing within this historical structure. Today its current owner may have plans for this historical site situated in our midst her in Paint Twp.
[NI056039] Johnstown Daily Trib., May 26 1899 Ms Sarah Custer, familiarly known as "Sally Custer", whose death at her home Scalp Level, Somerset Co., Wed. eve., May 17, 1899, was mentioned last wk, was aged 71 yrs 1 mo. & 8 dys. The funeral, which was conducted by the deceased's pastor, Rev. Long, Jennerstown, took place Fri. 10 am, bur. being made in Weaver Cem. Ms Custer was a cripple for 65 yrs, being paralyzed in her limbs in her 6th yr, & being unable to walk, she wheeled herself about in a rolling chair. This developed in her remarkably strong arms & body, & otherwise she was bright & intelligent. Her death was the result of heart disease, but she remained conscious to the last. Ms Custer was a d/o Jacob & Catherine [Holsopple] Custer, b. on the farm now occupied by her bro.-in-law & sis., with whom she made her home since the death of her mother 29 yrs ago. Her father d. 50 yrs ago. She was a lifelong member of the German Reformed Ch., having been bap. in infancy & received in full membership when 15 yrs of age by Rev. D. B. Ernest, pastor of the Reformed Ch., Davidsville at that time. She leaves to mourn their loss 2 sis.s & 2 bro.s: Nancy, w/o Tobias Lehman, mentioned above; Susan, w/o Alexander Murphy, Elton; Joseph, Scalp Level, & Samuel, Ferndale.
Johnstown Daily Trib, Aug 15 1907 TYPHOID TAKES A HOLSOPPLE NATIVE Henry Custer d. at Hosp. & Son & Daughter-in-Law Have Same Disease He was 65 yrs old. Typhoid fever has invaded the home of the Henry Custer family with fatal results, the well-known Holsopple man expiring shortly after 12 am this morn. at the Mem. Hosp. here, where his son & daughter-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. David Custer, of Holsopple, are also patients with the same malady. He was brought to the institution in this city abt 12 dys ago, & his death was probably hurried by the fact that he was 65 yrs old. He was b vicinity of Holsopple Sta & lived there practically all his life. He was 1 of the most prosperous residents of community & was well liked by his fellow townsmen. He serv as Justice of the Peace of the boro 8 yrs & was also a Supervisor & School Director. By his death the people of Holsopple & vicinity feel they have lost a valuable citizen, as he has been very active in bldg up the town. He was m. many yrs ago to Mrs. Helsel, widow of Martin Helsel, whose maiden name was Ms Eva Oakes, of Somerset Co.. Mr. Helsel was injured in Civil War & d in a Hosp. Mrs. Custer d 7 yrs ago last Mar. The following chldrn to her 1st husb. survive: Samuel Helsel, m. & residing Dover, DE; Lewis Helsel, m., Holsopple; Elizabeth, w/o Cyrus Horner, Meadowvale. The following chldrn to Mr. Custer survive: Joseph Custer, unmarried, & residing, Holsopple; Annie, w/o Scott Wise, Baumer St.; Priscilla, w/o Leon Holsopple, Bedford St.; David, Holsopple, now in the Hosp.; Sue Ella, widow of Sidney Holsopple, of Moxham; Amanda H., w/o Jacob Shaffer, Hooversville; Justus, m., & residing on Grant st.; Daisy, adopted, w/o Clarence Collins, a former resident of the South Side. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm tomorrow at the Holsopple United Breth. Ch. Burial will be made in the Custer Graveyard at Holsopple.
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 17 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
28 164 158 Custer Henry P J 28 M W farm laborer 600 Pa
Custer Eve 31 F W wife Pa
Custer Mary Ann 5 F W At Home Pa
Custer Josiah 3 M W At Home Pa
Custer Priscilla 1 F W At Home Pa
Heltzel Samuel 13 M W At Home Pa
Heltzel Lewis 10 M W At Home Pa
Heltzel Elizabeth 8 F W At Home Pa
Oaks Susan 70 F W Retired Housekeeper Pa
[NI056048] Gospel Herald, Sep 14 1939 Custer. Emanuel, s/o Samuel & Sophia Custer, b Somerset Co, PA, Sep 24 1848; d at his home in Clarksville, MI, Aug 24 1939; aged 90y 11m. He moved to MI while a young man & has resided in Clarksville & vicinity the rest of his life. He leaves his faithful companion, 1 daug (Mrs. Gladys Hanson), 8 gchldn, 7 ggchldn, & many friends. He had been memb Bowne Menn Ch for many yrs, & was oldest memb at time of his death. His wife Polly was unable to attend serv at ch, so a short serv was held at home also. Funeral serv Aug 27, by Bro. T. E. Schrock. Bur in adjoining Cem.
1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov by Henry Cook
31 31 32 MURPHY Alexander 27 M Farmer 300 PA
32 31 32 MURPHY Susanah 25 F PA
33 31 32 MURPHY Elizabeth 3 F PA
34 31 32 MURPHY William 1 M PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 18, 1860
424 17 2781 2816 Murphy Alexander 35 M farmer 1550 700 PA
424 18 2781 2816 Murphy Susan 34 F PA
424 19 2781 2816 Murphy William 11 M PA
424 20 2781 2816 Murphy Joseph 9 M PA
424 21 2781 2816 Murphy George 8 M PA
424 22 2781 2816 Murphy Daniel 6 M PA
424 23 2781 2816 Murphy Hannah 4 F PA
424 24 2781 2816 Murphy Hiram 2 M PA
Trib 25 Aug 1910 ALEX MURPHY DEAD. Well-Known Farmer & Civil War Vet from Adams Twp Called to His Reward. Special the Trib Elton, Aug 22 - Alexander MURPHY, one of the best known farmers in Adams Twp & vet of Civil War, d. at the home of his son Daniel last night at 8:25 pm from diseases incident to advanced age, b. near here Oct 4 1824. He served during Civil War in 54th Reg., PA Vol. Infy. He was an adherent of the Rep. party & prominently identified with politics in Adams Twp. Alexander MURPHY m. Ms Hosannah CUSTER. They had 12 chldn, 6 survive: William, New Cambria, KS; Daniel A., Elton; Jacob J., Moxham, Johnstown; Rachel w/o George FELIX, Salix; & Sarah, w/o John LAWLESS, Moxham, Johnstown, also a bro., John, Conemaugh, & sis., Mrs. Rachel SMITH, Uniontown. Undertaker Fouch of Salix took charge of the remains & funeral will be Sat. 10 am w/ serv.s at Elton U. B. Ch. by Rev. Kelly, bur. Dunmyre Cem. * Despite spelling in obituary surname is correctly spelled MURPHEY. * John LAWLESS surname actually spelled LAULESS. * Although this item lists Alex's wife as Hosannah, it MAY have been Susannah?
Herald of Truth, Jan 1 1893 WEAVER - On 30 Nov 1892, Paint Twp., Somerset Co, PA, Bro Jonas Weaver, aged 81y 4m 6d. He was bur on 3 Dec in family graveyard. He was a faithful memb of Menn ch for many yrs. His son Jacob d a few mos ago. He leaves 2 daug to mourn their loss. Funeral sermon was preached by Bish John N. Durr, Fayette Co, PA, & Bish. Jonas Blough. Text, 1 Tim. 4:6-8.
purchase Philip Hoffman's farm 2 mis SW of Windber in 1838
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
93 Weaver, Conrad 39 M Farmer - 5000 Acs
Weaver, Franey 39 F
Weaver, John 11 M
Weaver, Mary 8 F
Weaver, Christina 5 F
Weaver, Jacob 3 M
Reede, William 24 M Laborer
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 14 Jun 1870 H. J. Boyts
29 108 94 Weaver Jonas 59 M W farmer 13,200 Pa
Weaver Elisabeth 44 F W wife Pa
Weaver Lavina 29 F W domestic servant Pa
Weaver Mary 24 F W domestic servant Pa
Weaver Elisabeth 9 F W At Home Pa
Weaver Jacob 23 M W farm laborer Pa
Berkey Jackson 22 M W farm laborer Pa
Murphy Scott 11 M W farm laborer Pa
[NI056055] his wife is the sis. of his step-mother, they are all buried in the Seese Cem. on the Jonas Weaver farm, named for his father.
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset, PA
440A 27 186 196 Young Ewalt W F 22 Laborer PA PA PA
Young Rachel W M 25 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Young Amanda W F 1 Daug PA PA PA
Young Sarah W F 7/12 Aug. Daug PA PA PA
Young Barbara W F 73 Aunt PA PA PA
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Daniel Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0152 Color: W Age: 45 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0227 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680443 Other Residents:
Wife Bertha E 41, PA
Stepdaugther Evelyne Saylor 14, PA
Son Grant T 02, PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Sylvester N Holsopple State: PA Enumeration District: 0159 Color: W Age: 32 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0219 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01950447 Other Residents:
Wife Amanda 38, PA
Son Victor B 08, PA
Son Oscar M 07, PA
Son Harold M 03, PA
Gospel Herald Vol II # 34 Nov 18 1909 pg 543, 544. Wingard, Levi b Aug 28 1843 d Nov 5 1909 aged 66y 2m 5d. Memb Weaver Ch 38y. He suffered much from rheumatism for quite a while & from a complication of ailments during the last year. Funeral Weaver Menn Ch, Johnstown, Pa Nov 7 by Stephen Yoder, D S Yoder & Wm. C Hershberger.
1870 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 8 Aug John Wilkin, pg 4
26 29 29 Wingard Levi 24 M W farmer 300 PA
Wingard Mary 23 F W housekeeper PA
Wingard Josiah 3 M W PA
Wingard Maria 70 F W PA
Wingard Jacob 68 M W farmer 3,000 400 PA
Weaver Amanda 7 F W PA
[NI056077] Johnstown Trib-Dem, Tue Sep 3 1968: HELBIG - Mrs. Nellie (STATLER), 73, 3429 Graham Ave., Windber, d Sep 3 1968, at home; b Jun 22 1895, Paint Twp, d/o William & Ellen (CUSTER) STATLER. Survived by husb George, & 1 son, Alvin, 300 Dobson St., Windber; 2 gchdn. Sis of Walter; Nettie, w/o Howard HOLSINGER; Alton; Mrs. Edna NAUGLE; Harry; Miss Gertrude; & William, all Windber. Memb Rummel COB. Friends received 7-9 pm Wed & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Thu Lloyd G. Shank Funeral Home, Windber, serv 2 pm Fri, Rev. John BYERS & Rev. A. J. REPLOGLE. Bur Berkey Cem
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Frank Lehman State: PA Dist: 0152 Color: W Age: 51 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0213 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02770718 Other Residents:
Wife Sara J 41, PA
Dau Nellie N 23, PA
Son Boyd N 19, PA
Sister Elizabeth 54, PA
[NI056084] Henry Holtzapfel was born in Smoketown (Plainfield), Lancaster Co., PA, a son of John Adam & Margaret (Graber) Holtzapfel. He married, Feb. 14, 1798, at Christ German Reformed Church, York, PA, Susanna LeFevre, born Mar.1, 1778, in Lancaster Co., PA, a daug. of Jacob & Susanna (Peterman) LeFevre. They lived in Lancaster Co., PA at least until the birth of their 1st chld, Catherine, born Nov. 5, 1798, they then were in York Co., PA until after the birth of their 2nd chld, Isaac, born Sep. 9, 1800. Henry & Susanna took their family to Greenbrier Co., VA, now a part of WV, there the remaining 6 chldrn were born. Henry was in the 1st. VA Militia, in the War of 1812, & while on a scouting trip to Deliverance (near Chilichoate), OH, he & another scout were captured by the Indians & burned at the stake. He was a Pvt in the Militia at the time of his death. His widow, Susanna, was pregnant with their last child, Samuel, who was born on Jan.16, 1813, his father having died on Jan. 13, 1813. Henry Holtzapfel's Vendue of Household goods states that he was a cooper (Barrelmaker), & the inventory of goods for sale indicates that he was that & as most men of that time, a farmer as well. His widow, Susanna (LeFevre) Holtzapfel, a young woman of 36 yrs, took her 8 chldrn, in 1815 back to her home in York, PA, her father who was remarried deeded a tract of land in Somerset Co., PA to Susanna. Jacob LeFevre was a well-to-do merchant in the town of York, & he had traded an overcoat for the land to one Mr. Campbell, a fur-trader who was heading North for the winter. This tract of land is located in Paint Twp., & it was here that the Widow Holsopple (as the name was now being spelled) lived in a small cabin & reared her young family. Yrs later, her son Charles Holsopple, named the town of Holsopple in his mother's honor.
[NI056085] Susanna (LeFevre) Holtzapfel, a young woman of 36 yrs, took her 8 chldrn, in 1815 back to her home in York, PA, her father who was remarried deeded a tract of land 500 acres in Somerset Co., PA to Susanna. Jacob LeFevre was a well-to-do merchant in the town of York, & he had traded an overcoat for the land to one Mr. Campbell, a fur-trader who was heading North for the winter. This tract of land is located in Paint Twp., & it was here that the Widow Holsopple (as the name was now being spelled) lived in a small cabin & reared her young family. Yrs later, her son Charles Holsopple, named the town of Holsopple in his mother's honor.
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 24 Jun 1880 O. W. Williamson pg 24
441B 1 209 219 Hamer Cathern W F 72 Keeping house PA PA PA
Hamer Evalina W F 50 At home PA England PA
Hamer Martha J. W F 27 At home PA England PA
[NI056092] Obit - Windber Era, Jun 25 1903 OAKS, Margaret, d Jun 20, age 86 ys, 5 ms, 8 ds. Survived by 5 daugs: Mesdames Noah Berkebile, Henry A Rininger, Jacob H Lehman, J. M. Rummel all of Paint Twp, & Mrs. Peter Lint, Johnstown. She was a consistent memb Evang Luth Ch, Scalp Level. Bur Luth cem, Scalp. A very large concourse of friends were present to show their respects. "We are going down the valley as rapidly as the wheels of time can speed us along."
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
71 Custer, John 26 M Farmer
Custer, Mary 22 F
Custer, Jacob 2 M
Custer, Joseph 1 M
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 8 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
24 45 44 Custer John 45 M W farmer 8,000 Pa
25 45 44 Custer Polly 40 F W wife Pa
26 45 44 Custer Jacob 23 M W farm laborer Pa
27 45 44 Custer Adaline 19 F W domestic servant Pa
28 45 44 Custer Daniel 19 M W At Home Pa
29 45 44 Custer Elisabeth 15 F W At Home Pa
30 45 44 Custer Polly 10 F W At Home Pa
31 45 44 Custer Hannah 8 F W At Home Pa
32 45 44 Custer Sarah 5 F W At Home Pa
33 45 44 Custer John 6/12 M W Pa Sep
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
85 Custer, Michael R. 23 M Constable- 150 Acres
Custer, Catharine 26 F
Custer, Mary 4 F
Custer, Rachel 2 F
Custer, Susanna 4 mo F
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Leslie Holsopple State: PA Enumeration District: 0152 Color: W Age: 36 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0229 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01950436 Other Residents:
Wife Elvie 35, PA
Son Roy 17, PA
Son Chester 15, PA
Dau. Alma 13, PA
Dau. Irma 11, PA
Son Cyril 09, PA
Dau. Merdith 06, PA
Dau. Edna 03, PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Issac Lehman State: PA Dist: 0151 Color: W Age: 53 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0145 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02770788 Other Residents:
Dau Emma 20, PA
Dau Trella 15, PA
Son Harry 09, PA
Dau Hattie 06, PA
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 11 Oct by Henry Cook
3 9 9 Varner George 55 M Farmer 1,000 Pa
4 9 9 Varner Christina 55 F Pa
5 9 9 Varner Nancy 22 F Pa
6 9 9 Varner George 20 M Laborer Pa
7 9 9 Varner Adam 18 M Laborer Pa
8 9 9 Varner Abram 16 M Laborer Pa
9 9 9 Varner William 14 M Pa
10 9 9 Varner Henry 12 M Pa
11 9 9 Varner Matilda 7 F Pa
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 30 Oct by Henry Cook
25 377 420 Goughenour Daniel J. 39 M Farmer 200 Pa
26 377 420 Goughenour Elizabeth 37 F Pa
27 377 420 Goughenour Elizabeth 14 F Pa
28 377 420 Goughenour Susan 12 F Pa
29 377 420 Goughenour Angeline 10 F Pa
30 377 420 Goughenour Noah 8 M Pa
1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 12 Oct by Henry Cook
7 16 16 Varner Samuel 32 M Farmer 370 Pa
8 16 16 Varner Catherine 27 F Pa
9 16 16 Varner Sarah 8 F Pa
10 16 16 Varner Nancy 6 F Pa
11 16 16 Varner Caroline 4 F Pa
12 16 16 Varner Jacob 1 M Pa
[NI056110] Johnstown Trib Mar 14 1909: AGED AMOS COVER CALLED BY DEATH Last of Chldn of Mr. & Mrs. Adam Cover Expired in Walnut Grove Today. The Funeral on Thu., - In the death of Amos Cover, who expired at his home in Walnut Grove at an early hr this morning, the Johnstown community loses one of its best & most highly respected residents. His death was due to general debility. Amos Cover was b. Nov 15 1817 on Cover Hill, Conemaugh Twp., this Co., & the last of 13 chldn of Adam & Mary Bashore Cover to pass away. Mr. & Mrs. Adam Cover were among the early settlers in this vicinity & many of their descendants are still living here. 2 of their chldn d. in infancy & those who grew to maturity were: Alexander, Mrs. Sarah Hildebrand, Mrs. Caroline Horner, Samuel, William, Amos, Mrs. Mary Fite, Daniel, Jacob, Mrs. Elizabeth Sharp & Mrs. Lucinda Horner. Adam Cover d. in 1856 & his wife in 1867. Amos Cover spent his boyhood days on his father's farm near where Theodore Cover resides. He help to clear much of the land where Daisytown is situated, that having been part of the Cover place. In 1843 Amos Cover & Susan Good were m. & moved to East Taylor Twp. where Amos resided until 3 yrs ago when he moved to Walnut Grove. Mrs. Sarah Good Cover d. many yrs ago & some time later Amos Cover m. Sarah Varner who survives him. A daug., Lucinda Cover was b. to Amos & Susan Good Cover, She became w/o Levi Leidy & d. East Taylor Twp. Jan 1883. The following grandchildren survive: John Leidy, of Economy, who arrived in Johnstown last night, Harry, E. Taylor Twp., Howard, Amos, Blair, and George Leidy, all of Jackson Twp.. He laid to rest in the chapel Cem.. In politics, Mr. Cover was a republican & in religion a communicant of the Ch. of the Breth. He attended a number of sessions of the General Conference.
[NI056112] Trib Mar 8 1913 Mrs. Abraham FYOCK, New Paris, Bedford Co., w/o Abram FYOCK with her hus. came to Walnut Grove some wks ago to visit their chldn, d. 10 pm last night at the res. of their son Samuel FYOCK, 960 Bedford st. She suffered a stroke of paralysis 7 wks ago & last Sat eve. was similarly afflicted., death being due to the last mentioned attack. 70 yrs, 2 mos, 2 days. maiden name Nancy VARNER, d/o Samuel J. & Katie GOOD VARNER b. Conemaugh Twp. where she spent the greater part of her life, a sis. of Jacob VARNER, Elton; Mrs. Samuel KNAVEL, Salix; & Mrs. Sarah COVER, Walnut Grove. A yr ago Mr. & Mrs. FYOCK left Johnstown & located in New Paris. surviving chldrn: S.H. 940 Bedford st.; J. W. Bryan; O.; John C., Fort Wayne, IN; Clarissa, w/o Scott WILSON, Walnut Grove; Sadie, w/o Benjamin STRAYER, Middle Taylor Twp.; & Elizabeth, w/o Rev. John MILLS. Morrellville. funeral will leave the FYOCK resi. 1 pm Wed going to the Walnut Grove Ch. of the Breth. where serv.s will be conducted, Rev. Rogers of Pleasantville, Bedford Co. 2 dau.s, Emma & Lucy preceeded their mother in death.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Abraham Fyock State: PA Dist.: 9154 Color: W Age: 66 B-Pl: PA Visit: 0330 Co.: Cambria, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01310469 Other Resid.s:
Wife Nancy 66, PA
[NI056140] Per Obit: a prominant farmer of near this place was found dead in his barn about 5:30 this morn by his wife. He was lying on the floor between 2 ponies. Death was due to heart trouble.
[NI056213] The Johnstown Trib-Demo, Mar 1974 VARNER - The Rev. Dr. Chauncey J., 50, Camp Hill, formerly of St. Michael, d Mar 1 1974, Polyclinic Hosp., Harrisburg. b May 4 1923 St. Michael, s/o late Chauncey J. & Florence (MILLER) VARNER. Survived by widow, former Louise LAIDIG; dau. Judy, w/o Alan COSTLOW, Frankfurt, IN; son Chauncey J. III, Muncie, IN & 2 gdau.s. Bro. of Clarence R., Hialeah, FL; the Rev. B. James, Traverse City, MI; Mrs. Louella KUSHER, Burbank, CA; Mrs. Vera BROOKS, Summerville; Mrs. Shirley Jo THOMAS & Mrs. Lorene GRAMLING, both of South Fork; & Mrs. Betty MORROW, Mrs. Fran WERTZ, Arthur M. & William, all of Johnstown. Graduated from former Adams Twp Hi Sch.. Earned doctor of divinity degree from Lebanon Valley College, Annville. Mem. service was held Sun. at Shiremanstown United Meth. Ch. Rev Martin Trossle & Rev. Msgr. William H. Keeler. A number of mem. services in other areas also dedicated to his memory. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to: Greater Johnstown Kidney Association, P.O. Box 1057, Johnstown, 15907.