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[NI061308] 1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
240 58 WENDLE Michael 37 M Farmer PA
240 58 WENDLE Leana 29 F PA
240 58 WENDLE Susanna 6 F PA
240 58 WENDLE Margaret 4 F PA
240 58 WENDLE Mary 3 F PA
240 58 WENDLE John 1/12 M PA
240 58 WENDLE Isaac 94 M Millwright PA
240 58 WENDLE Mary 64 F PA

[NI061309] 1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
241 64 WENDLE John 38 M Farmer PA
241 64 WENDLE Polly 35 F PA
241 64 WENDLE Charles 15 M PA
241 64 WENDLE Jacob 13 M PA

[NI061319] 1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 8 Jul Pg 22 Christian Streng
35 157 161 Woy Andrew 30 M W Farmer 6,000 1,859 PA
Woy Catharine 22 F W Keeping house PA
Woy Edmond 2 M W PA
Woy Margaret 7/12 F W PA Oct.
Woy Catharine 65 F W PA
Knie** Henry 2* M W Domestic Servant PA
Allis James 26 M W Works in Saw Mill PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Andrew Woy Age: 71 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0161 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0413 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Katharine 63, PA
Grandson Richard 07, PA

[NI061320] Josiah Woy, a prosperous farmer of Somerset Co., PA, was b. in Somerset Twp, Nov 8 1842, s/o John & Catherine (Wendell) Woy. His paternal gfather was Andrew Woy, a native of Germany, who came to this Co., settling in Somerset Co., PA, in a very early day of its settling. It is said that on his journney to Amer. the vessel in which he sailed commmenced to leak, & only for Mr. Woy's skillful work in repairing it, all the passsengers would probably have been drowned. The maternal gfather of Josiah Woy was Isaac Wendell, who lived to the age of 103 yrs. He was a millwright by trade & built the dam & mill at Sprucetown which still stand (1906). The story is told that when he was a boy of 15 he was captured by the Indians, with whom he lived for over 12 yrs. He was a distinguished hunter & excellent marksman, & after 12 yrs was enabled to escape fron the red men, & get back once more to civilization. Josiah Woy obtained a common school education in Somerset Co. & immediately turned his attention to the occupation of farminng, & this he has followed in connection with mining & saw milling all his life. He now resides on a farm in Somerset twp, which is one of the prettiest & most highly cultivated in that section. Politically Mr. Woy is a strong defender of the principles of the Rep. party & he & his family are memb.s of the Luth. Ch. In 1864 Josiah Woy m. Sarah Frank, who was b. Sep 1 1840 d/o Henry & Elizabeth (Will) Frank.
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 7 Jul Pg 21 Christian Streng
19 155 158 Woy Josiah 26 M W Farmer 3,000 1,635 PA
Woy Sarah 24 F W Keeping house PA
Woy John H. 3 M W PA
Woy Frank 1 M W PA
Woy George 38 M W Laborer PA
Frank Mary E. 13 F W Domestic Servant PA
Frank Charles ** M W PA

[NI061399] 1850 Census Stoystown Borough, Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 4 Oct 1850 by J.J. Schell
14 14 14 Hartzell Josiah 27 M Tanner 2,500 Penna
15 14 14 Hartzell Margaret 27 F Penna
16 14 14 Hartzell Susan C. 3 F Penna
17 14 14 Hartzell Martin H. 1 M Penna
18 14 14 Naugle Morris 15 M Laborer Penna
19 14 14 Naugle Sarah 26 F Penna

[NI061421] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph H Kantner State: PA Dist: 0126 Color: W Age: 47 B-Pl: PA Visit: 0341 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02490437 Other Residents:
Wife Della 43, PA
Dau. Thelma 12, PA
Son Clifton 09, PA
Son Kenneth 07, PA
Son Charles 03, PA
1 non-relative

[NI061424] Trib-Dem Johnstown, PA Thu May 22 1947 - CROYLE, Mrs. Lulu, 72, w/o Robert H., d May 21 1947, at home, Stoystown. d/o Levi & Alice (Wagner) Manges. Sis of Arthur, Johnstown, & Mrs. G.G. Spangler, Stoystown. Serv 3 pm Fri, Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown, Rev. John D. Foerster; bur I.O.O.F. Cem, Stoystown.

[NI061425] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Robert Croyle State: PA Enumeration District: 0155 Color: W Age: 30 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0115 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00920497 Other Residents:
Wife Lulu R 34, PA

[NI061427] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Arthur L Mangus State: PA Enumeration District: 0126 Color: W;W Age: 23 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0341 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Boarder ImageNum: 03170579 Other Residents:
Husband Joseph H Kantner

[NI061456] 1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PAEnumerated 2 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
128B 79 13 14 Powell Sylvester Head W M Sept 1871 29 M 3 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes R F 11
128B 80 13 14 Powell Queenie Wife W F Sept 1880 19 M 3 2 2 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
128B 81 13 14 Powell Rush J. Son W M Dec 1897 2 S PA PA PA
128B 82 13 14 Powell Millie Daughter W F Apr 1899 1 S PA PA PA

[NI061507] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 23 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
39 159 165 Dunham Samuel 32 M W Merchant 1,800 PA
40 159 165 Dunham Hulda 21 F W Keeping house PA

[NI061570] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Newton N Berkebile State: PA Enumeration District: 0128 Color: W Age: 58 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0358 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00470349 Other Residents:
Wife Matelda 53, Pennsylvania

[NI061571] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Alexander Berkebile State: PA Enumeration District: 9110 Color: W Age: 50 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0629 County: Cambria, East Conemaugh Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00470213 Other Residents:
Wife Emma J 55, Pennsylvania
2 non-relatives

[NI061611] Alan Powell d. the way he lived, miserly. In order to save money, of which he had plenty, among MANY other things Alan turned off the heat at night. In order to keep warm during the winter he kept a bucket of hot charcoal beside his bed. The eventual build up in his body of carbon monoxide put off by these coals was the cause of his death. Fortunately his wife & son were spared as they too were forced to sleep with hot charcoal by their beds as well. However Alan's family was not completely spared by his miserly ways after his death. His son has ended up following in his father's footsteps in regards to his love of money & poor treatment of his mother, Edie. Mother & son are estranged. Through it all, Edie has maintained a Godly & loving attitude.

[NI061642] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 24 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
29 190 196 Shank Jefferson 34 M W Farmer 3,000 800 PA
30 190 196 Shank Ann 33 F W Keeping house PA
31 190 196 Shank Jane 10 F W PA
32 190 196 Shank Eleanora 8 F W PA
33 190 196 Shank John 5 M W PA
34 190 196 Shank Howard 3 M W PA
35 190 196 Shank Alberta 7/12 F W PA Oct

[NI061665] Daily Amer, Somerset, PA., Mon May 13 1996 HUNTER: Nelle Hunter, 107, Niagara Falls, NY, formerly of Shanksville, d May II 1996, St. Mary's Manor, Niagara Falls; b Jul 22 1888, in a log cabin near Shanksville, d/o John & Sara Jane (Spangler) Shank, Preceded in death by husb, Charles, 1955; son, John, 1995; son-in-law, Herbert M. Wilson, 1993, & dau-in-law, Martha (Zimmerman) Hunter, 1990. Also sis, Carrie Custer, & bros, George & Dave Shank. Surv by chldn: Ruth T. Wilson, La Vale, MD, & Joe Hunter, Niagara Falls, NY, with whom she resided the past 4 yrs. Gchldn: Sally Barmoy & husb John W., La Vale, MD; Nancy Smith, Suffield, CT, & Chuck Hunter & wife, Diane, Clay, NY. 10 ggchldn, 4 gggchldn. Memb Shanksville Un Meth Ch where she taught Sun school for more than 50 yrs. She was a direct desc
Christian Shank, who founded Shanksville. Family will receive friends 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown, where serv will be held 11 am Wed Rev. Doug Burns, bur Walker Cem., Shanksville.

[NI061667] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Frank Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0164 Color: W Age: 28 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0118 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680464 Other Residents:
Wife Carrie E 24, PA
Daughter Gladys J 03, PA
Son Kenneth R 02, PA

[NI061668] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Charles Hunter State: PA Enumeration District: 0164 Color: W Age: 22 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0113 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02030183 Other Residents:
Wife Nettie B 21, PA
Dau. Ruth 02, PA

[NI061684] 1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 1 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
19 66 70 Statler Martin L 39 M W farmer 5,000 2,000 P
20 66 70 Statler Sophia 36 F W wife P
21 66 70 Statler Lorenza 13 M W at home P First Name possibly Lorenzo.
22 66 70 Statler Jane 11 F W at home P
23 66 70 Statler Robert E 9 M W at home P
24 66 70 Statler David 6 M W at home P
25 66 70 Statler John 4 M W at home P
26 66 70 Schrock Rose 20 F W dom. servant P

[NI061705] 1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 14 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
135A 49 132 137 Wagner Russell Head W M June 1877 22 M 1 PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes R H
135A 50 132 137 Wagner Bertha Wife W F Mar 1878 22 M 1 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes

[NI061721] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Pearson T Lambert State: PA Enumeration District: 0164 Color: W Age: 33 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0101 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02730062 Other Residents:
Wife Lottie 37, PA
Son Davie W 13, PA

[NI061734] 1870 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA 23 Jun 1870 Jno. Hicks
Hay Dennis 36 M W Farmer 4,000 1,480 PA.
Hay Ellizabeth 32 F W Keeping House PA
Hay Charles O. 13 M W Farm Lab PA
1880 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA J. R. Boose Pg 4, 3 Jun 1880
3 4 230B 39 38 38 Hay Dennis W M 46 Farmer PA PA PA
Hay Susan W F 41 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Meese Sarah W F 21 Step-dau Servant PA PA PA
Evil Joseph W M 17 Servant Works on farm PA PA PA

[NI061763] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Herbert R Lambert State: PA Dist: 0118 Color: W Age: 42 B Pl: PA Visit: 0205 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02720914 Other Residents:
Wife Martha 37, PA
Dau. Irnia 11, PA
Dau. Marie 10, PA
Dau. Gladys 03, PA
Mother-in-law Julia Dunmire 75, PA
SIL Ida 24, PA
2 non-relatives

[NI061767] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Abraham Lambert State: PA Dist: 0137 Color: W Age: 33 B Pl: PA Visit: 0043 Co: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02720781 Other Residents:
Wife Hattie 35, PA
Dau Olive M 07, PA
Son Frank A 09, PA
Dau Catharine 03, PA
2 non-relatives

[NI061775] WILLIAM SHAFFER CALLED BY DEATH. Octogenarian Passes Away at Home in Stoyestown; No Funeral Arrangements. Special to The Trib, STOYESTOWN, Aug. 21; William Shaffer, aged 82 yrs,d abt 3 am this morn at his resid here. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. He had been ill for the last 8 mos. Mr. Shaffer is survived by his widow, Mrs. Susan (Lambert) Shaffer, & 1 foster son, Rev. Dean Shaffer, Cleveland, OH. He leaves 1 sis, Mrs. William Rininger, Kantner, & 2 bros, Simon Shaffer, Boswell, & Samuel Shaffer, living in OH. Arrangements for the funeral servs have not yet been completed. Undertaker A. B. Berkebile, of Hooversville, has prepared the body for burial. // Johnstown Trib 8/22/1929. Funeral of Mr. Shaffer. // STOYESTOWN, Aug. 22. Funeral servs for William B. Shaffer, aged 82 yrs, native of Buckstown, this co, who d at his home here yesterday morn, will be held at 2 pm tomorrow in the local Luth Ch. Bur IOOF Cem. Undertaker A. C. Berkebile, Hooversville, will have charge of the bur. Mr. Shaffer is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sue L. Shaffer, & 2 chldn, Mrs. Archie Flatt, New Underwood, SD; Rev. M. Dean Shaffer, East Cleveland, OH, & a step-son, William K. Ream, Cleveland. He also leaves 1 sis, Mrs. Ellen Rininger, Kantner, & 2 bros, Simon P. Shaffer, Boswell, & S. G. Shaffer, Springfield, OH.
*Note the 2 chldn listed; Dean is known as a foster son; Mrs. Archie Flatt of SD must also be a foster daug; as Susan L had no chldn to him according to most sources; no chld mentioned in 1st obit.

[NI061777] Johnstown Trib 2/5/1936. AZARIAH GOHN, 75, OF LAMBERTSVILLE CALLED BY DEATH. Was Well-Known Contractor; Ill Many Mos. SERVS SAT. LAMBERTSVILLE, Feb. 5; Azariah D. Gohn, aged 75, well-known contractor & bldr here for many yrs, d last night at his home after an extended illness of a complication of diseases. Mr. Gohn was s/o Joseph & Anna (Ling) Gohn, both deceased, & b Aug 11 1860, Somerset Co. He had been engaged in the contracting & bldg business here with his sons for many yrs & had built many homes in this section. Mr. Gohn & Ellen Lambert m Jun 22 1882. Surviving are his widow & these chldn: Joseph Gohn, Riverside; James P. Gohn & Emmette Gohn, both Lambertsville; Mrs. James Weimer, Friedens, Mrs. Leroy Spangler, Shanksville & Albert L. Gohn, York. He also is survived by 12 gchldn, 2 ggchldn & these sis': Mrs. Michael Spangler, Friedens, Mrs. Elizabeth Lambert, Lambertsville & Mrs. Emory Mock, Johnstown. Mr. Gohn was memb Luth Ch for the last 60 yrs.

[NI061785] Johnstown Daily Trib, Jan 4 1933. MRS. SCOTT GRIFFITH OF BOSWELL, d. After Long Illness: Had Been Bedfast 3 Yrs: Bur. Fri. BOSWELL, Jan 4 - Mrs. Ida (KAUFMAN) GEISEL-GRIFFITH, aged 52, w/o Scott GRIFFITH, d 2 am at her home, 229 Juniata St., following a long illness of a complication of diseases. Mrs. GRIFFITH had been bedfast for the last 3 yrs. d/o Tobias KAUFMAN, deceased, & Mrs. Annetta (LOHR) KAUFMAN, Davidsville, b. Oct 23 1880, Somerset Co., PA. Mrs. GRIFFITH m. 1st hus., William GEISEL, preceded her to the grave. survived by 2nd hus., her aged mother, & 2 sons, Martin GRIFFITH at home & William GEISEL, Jr., Davidsville. She was sis. of Mrs. Reuben LOUGHNER, Scottsdale; Isaac & Frank KAUFMAN, Boswell; Jack & William KAUFMAN, Davidsville, & Nathaniel KAUFMAN, Thomas Mills. She was the half-sis of Mrs. John ESCH, Boswell. Funeral serv. conducted Fri. 2 pm at GRIFFITH home, Rev. Charles Weed, paster of the Jennerstown Bapt. Ch. Bur. church cem., in charge of Jay O. Hay, local mortician.

[NI061790] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Daniel Croyle State: PA Enumeration District: 0002 Color: W Age: 76 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0120 County: Bedford Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00910909 Other Residents:
Wife Rebecca 78, PA
SIL Katie Sellers 72, PA

[NI061792] Johnstown Tribune-Democrat 1/15/1955 Joseph Frederick obituary lists children as Mrs. George Kimmel & Mrs. William Urban of Listie; Mrs Richard Menser, Somerset & Joseph Fred Lambert but unknown by which wife.

[NI061804] Wife of Clerk of Courts-Elect of Somerset; Bur Sat. CENTRAL CITY, Dec. 26 - Mrs. Ida (Rankin) Lambert, aged 36, w/o Ivan Lambert, d at midnight at Lambert home near Reel's Corner, after an illness of several mos. She had been bedfast for the last 5 wks. Mrs. Lambert's husb was elected clerk of courts of Somerset Co. in Nov. He formerly serv as tax collector of Shade Twp. Mrs. Lambert was d/o William & Eva (Foy) Rankin, Reel's Corner. Surviving are her husb, her parents, & 2 daugs, Josephine & Marjorie Lambert. She was a sis of Charles Rankin, Central City, Mrs. Clyde Lambert, Lambertsville 7 Mrs. Louis Lambert, Pittsburgh. Funeral serv Sat 2 PM at Lambert home by Rev. Harry B. Hull, pastor of Hooversville Luth Ch. Bur Lambertsville Cem, under direction of John H. Blanset, Stoystown mortician.

[NI061848] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 28 Oct by Henry Cook
39 338 378 Strayer Joseph 55 M Farmer 4,500 Pa
40 338 378 Strayer Magdalene 53 F Pa
41 338 378 Strayer Lydia 17 F Pa
42 338 378 Strayer Levania 16 F Pa
1 338 378 Strayer Catherine 13 F Pa
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 22, 1860
433 32 2848 2883 Strayer Joseph 63 M farmer 2500 1050 PA
433 33 2848 2883 Strayer Madalin 65 F PA

[NI061853] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 28 Oct by Henry Cook
2 00 379 Strayer William 24 M Farmer Pa
3 00 379 Strayer Elizabeth 21 F Pa
William & Elizabeth moved to Fulton Co., OH 1 yr after the Co. was established.

[NI061855] 1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 22, 1860
433 34 2884 Strayer Daniel 29 M farm laborer 450 PA
433 35 2884 Strayer Mary A 27 F PA
433 36 2884 Kru*bacher Mary J 7 F PA

[NI061856] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 8 Nov by Henry Cook
32 104 110 STRAYER George 28 M Farmer PA
33 104 110 STRAYER Catherine 27 F PA
34 104 110 STRAYER Gideon 1 M PA

[NI061859] Johnstown News 19 Sep 1926: IRVIN J. VARNER EXPIRES AT SALIX. Deceased Was s/o Jacob Varner, Who Served In Civil War. Irvin Jacob Varner, aged 52 yrs, whose health had been impaired for a long time, d. at his home in Salix yesterday morn, his death being due to a complication of diseases. He was an active memb. of the Salix Ev. Ch., where the funeral will take place on Wed. afternoon, with interment in the Dunmire Cem. Rev. J. Domer Hammer, a son- in-law of the deceased, is the pastor of the Salix Ch. The funeral serv.s will likely be conducted by Rev. J. George Knippel, pastor of the Moxham Ev. Ch. He was b. in Richland Twp., this Co., Oct. 10, 1874 & was a s/o Jacob & Mrs. Lydia (Stayer) Varner. Irvin J. Varner was educated in the Govier school in Richland Twp. For some time after leaving school he located on his farm until he went to Windber to become a clerk in Young's meat market, where he remained sev. yrs. Later he opened a general store in Salix & operated it until his health failed a few yrs ago. He was an active worker in the Salix Ev. Ch. & Sun. School & was once a memb. of the church choir. On Aug 27 1899, He & Ms Mary Horner, dau. of Mr. & Mrs.Jerry Horner, were m. in Salix by Rev. P. L. Berkey of the Ev. Ch. Mrs. Varner survives her hus. with 4 dau.s; 3 gchldrn & 3 bro.s. The dau.s are: Edith, w/o Rev. J. Domer Hammer, Salix; Olive, w/o Percey Helsel, Elton; Ms Mayme Varner, a Red Cross nurse, of this city; & Ms Helen Varner, at home. A dau., Bessie Varner preceded her father to the grave. He was a bro. of Sylvester Varner, Conemaugh; Martin Varner, Dale; Ulysses Grant Varner, Elton; & the late Samuel & Emanuel Varner & Mrs. Mollie (Varner) Gramling.

[NI061861] Johnstown Trib, Feb 14 1925 WILLIAM H. BURKEY - SOUTH FORK - Feb. 14 - William H. Burkey, aged 62 yrs, Mt. Hope, d 1:45 am this morn at his resid. Death was attributed to heart trouble. He had been ill only 2 dys. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Ann (Custer) Burkey, & 4 chldn - William Burkey, Mrs. Annie Glacken & Mrs. Irene Sloan, all South Fork, & Mrs. Minnie Smay, at home. The following bros & sis' also survive: Frank Burkey, Lemon Burkey & Mrs. Ella Fyock, all Geistown; Mrs. Annie Ressler & Miss Minnie Burkey, both Johnstown; Mrs. Alice Wissinger & Mrs. Edna Wissinger, both Scalp Level, & Russell Burkey, Windber. Funeral servs Mon at Mt Hope Evang Ch. Bur Mt. Hope Cem, Undertaker J. W. Fouch, Salix.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William H Berkey State: PA Dist: 0170 Color: W Age: 48 B Pl: PA Visit: 0009 Co: Somerset, Windber Relation: Husb ImageNum: 00470156 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 47, PA
Son William A 13, PA
Dau Barbara A 08, PA
Dau Minnie E 07, PA
Dau Ethel I 05, PA

[NI061865] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov by Henry Cook
33 56 58 WISSINGER David 24 M Carpenter 500 PA
34 56 58 WISSINGER Elizabeth 19 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 10, 1860
406 30 2655 2692 Wissinger David 34 M master carpenter 1000 1000 PA
406 31 2655 2692 Wissinger Elizabeth 30 F PA
406 32 2655 2692 Wissinger John 6 M PA
406 33 2655 2692 Wissinger Catherine 4 F PA
406 34 2655 2692 Wissinger Mary 2 F PA
406 35 2655 2692 Smith Samuel carp. apprentice England

[NI061868] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Eli Wissinger Age: 75 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 9154 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0246 Co.: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mary 73, PA
Daughter Lizzie M 30, PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 14, 1860
417 2 2729 2765 Wissinger Eli 27 M farm laborer 125 PA
417 3 2729 2765 Wissinger Mary 23 F PA
417 4 2729 2765 Wissinger Louisa 2 F PA

[NI061869] JOHN WISSINGER'S 90th ANN (Johnstown Trib Mon Eve Mar 1 1926) Vet Morrellville Resid Is Enjoying Good Health; At Ch Yesterday. John Wissinger, one of oldest resids of this city, quietly celebrated 90th ann of his b on Sat, when his chdn pd him a visit at his home, 123 Leslie ave, Morrellville, where Mr & Mrs Gotshall reside with him. The following were present: Mr & Mrs Eli Wissinger, Mr & Mrs Albert Wissinger, Mr & Mrs Timothy Gillen, Mrs. Harry Griffith, Harvey Thomas, Guy Wissinger, Mrs Stephen James, Ms Freda Gillen & Mr & Mrs Watson Gramling. Mr. Wissinger was b in Lower Yoder twp Feb 27 1836 & spent his boyhood dys in Morrellville & Rosedale. Over 68 yrs ago Mr. Wissinger plowed a field on present site of Cambria's lower mills, but he never worked for local industry. In the 60's he removed to Jackson twp & was engaged in farming for a period of 50 yrs. He returned to Johnstown abt 14 yrs ago & has since been living near where he was b. His father, Lewis Wissinger, d in Conemaugh Twp 25 yrs ago at age 102 yrs. John Wissinger's gfather [Ludwig Wissinger] was a drummer boy in reg't that serv under Washington in Rev War & 3 of his gsons are now in training in US Servs. Mr. Wissinger was m twice, both wives preceding him to grave. He has 7 sons & daus, 43 gchdn & 47 ggchdn. The nonagenarian is enjoying excellent health & was present at servs yesterday in Morrellville COB, where he is a communicant.
JOHN WISSINGER, A NONAGENARIAN, CALLED BY DEATH. Well-Known resid. Morrellville Had Been bedfast since Nov. John Wissinger, Johnstown, passed away this morn at his residence, 123 Leslie St., Morrellville. His death due to complication of diseases. He was b. Lower Yoder Twp Feb 27 1836 s/o Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Wissinger. Lewis Wissinger d. Conemaugh Twp 32 yrs ago at age 102 yrs & his gfather, serv. Rev. War. As a drummer boy under Washington in a reg. of Germans was recruited in Philadelphia. John Wissinger�s mother d. when he was a chld & he was reared by Eli Benshoff family, Minersville, now14th Ward, where he spent boyhood days. Early in the 50�s he plowed a field at the present site of the Cambria Steel Co.�s mills, but he never worked for the local industry. For over 50 yrs he was farming in Jackson Twp, this co., returning to Johnstown yrs ago & resided in the vicinity of his birthplace. He was m. twice, both times to sis.. His 1st wife Sophia Mackall & 2nd wife Harriet Mackall. All his chldn were b. to 1st wife, who d. 31 yrs ago, 2nd wife d. 1914. His chldn: Mary, w/o Timothy Gillen, Jackson Twp; Albert Wissinger, Walnut Grove; Sarah, w/o Watson Grumbling, Morrellville; Eli H Wissinger, Roxbury, this city; Lucy, w/o Stephen James, Conemaugh; Hannah, w/o Harry Griffith, Jackson Twp; & Walter E Wissinger, Richland Manor; 43 gchldn 47 ggchldn. He was oldest memb. of Ch. of Breth., .Morrellville Cong.

[NI061883] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
134 Mahan, Thomas 26 M Farmer - 200 Acres
Mahan, Catharine 22 F
Mahan, Hanah 1 mo F
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 14, 1860
414 30 2712 2749 Mahon Thomas 36 M farmer 750 PA
Mahon Catherine 32 F PA
Mahon Hannah 10 F PA
Mahon Elisha 3 M PA
Mahon Elizabeth 1/2 / 12 F PA
Mahon Hannah 60 F MD
Mahon Isaac 16 M farm laborer PA

[NI061886] After his business burned out he entered into partnership as Mahan & Spencer, dealing in flour, feed, hay, straw, Fertilizer, buggies, & farming implements.
In Jul 1900 elected as 1st Tax collector of Paint Boro by a close margin of 5 votes.

[NI061907] 1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
247 106 SHANK Jacob 66 M Farmer PA
SHANK Elisabeth 61 F PA

[NI061912] Christian Shank, Jr., came to this Co with his father. He remained a few years, then went to Canada. He served in the war of 1812, & afterward went to OH. He had son Daniel. [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 518 & 520.]

[NI061919] Attended Maple Park Elementary School; Cochran Junior High School, Greater Johnstown Senior High School (1970). Bachelor of Arts Degree Secondary Education (GERMAN) University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 1974. high school, received 2 letters for Science, 1 for Academics. mem. Intl Brotherhood of Magicians mem. Society of American Magicians mem. Intl Soc. Folk Harpers/Craftsmen mem. Society for Creative Anachronism (Award of Arms, Order of the Sycamore) mem. Delta Psi Omega Sep 1972, Hired part time Trib-Demo Oct 14 1974, Employed at Johnstown Trib-Demo Jun 1970, Graduated Johnstown Central High School 0 Jun 1974, Graduated BS Education Univ Pittsburgh/Johnstown

[NI061920] Marie Elizabeth Thomas 1936, Graduated Johnstown High School Worked as day cook, Miller's Palm Isle Worked Page Foam Cushions After retirement, volunteer at Lee Hosp. Little Shop

[NI061921] John Miller was in the French & Indian War with Braddock's Expedition. He also serv in Rev. He was for several yrs an associate judge of Bedford Co shortly after its organization in 1771. He m Margaret Dibert, gdau of John Dibert, 1st settler in PA west of Susquehanna River. At the Prothonotary Office, Bedford Co Court House, Bedford, a Coroner's inquest of 1781 states that John Miller, upon a dare, was drowned crossing Dunning's Creek in a canoe during high flood water in April.

[NI061924] William Orie, 87, Stoystown R.D.3, d Jan 3 1967, in Somerset Com. Hosp. b Oct 30 1879 in Stonycreek Twp, Somerset Co., son of John A. & Sarah Jane (LAMBERT) GROVE, deceased. Preceded in death by wife Lizzie LAPE, in 1936, & a bro., Harry. Survived by dau., Elda, wife of Eugene STUTZMAN, Stoystown R.D.3. Friends received after 2 p.m. Wed at Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thur, the Rev. Herbert G. Hohman officiating. Interment, Lambertsville Cem.

[NI061936] Accidently shot by her younger brother, David. (Wm. Small book)

[NI061937] John Conrad Ruckser Bur. Forest Lawn Cem., Johnstown, PA. Worked for the JohnstownTraction Co., was yard foreman, working with 1921 1/2 graduate of Johnstown High School. Residences (from JohnstownCity Directories) to 1937 528 Sherman St., Johnstown 1937 668 Highl& Ave., Johnstown 1938 528 Sherman St., Johnstown 1941 702 Linden Ave., Johnstown 1949 1178 Bedford St., Johnstown Occupations listed 1922 Laborer 1925 Machinist, JohnstownTraction Co. 1927 Electrician, Johnstown Traction Co. 1943 Shop Foreman, JohnstownTraction Co. d St. Francis Hosp. Pittsburgh during open heart surgery. Had an exhibit at the Magee Transportation Museum Bloomsburg, PA of trolley car memorabilia. Was asked to be museum curator. (per son David Ruckser). JohnstownTrib-Demo RUCKSER - John C., 63, 1178 Bedford St., d Nov 4 1968, St. Francis Hosp., Pittsburgh. b Nov 20 1904, Johnstown, s/o Conrad & Carrie Ethelda (Lambaugh) Ruckser. Preceded by parents; 1st wife, Madeline Dollard; & dau. {ERROR - SISTER} Helen Daniels. Survived by widow, Marie Thomas, & chldn - Thomas, 1734 Florida Ave.; John, 1064 Solomon St., & Carolyn & David, both at home; also two grandchldn & bro. Charles, 528 Sherman St. Employed as shop foreman for Johnstown Traction Co. Friends received 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Wed The Picking - Treece - Bennet Mortuary, Somerset St., where serv. 11 am Thu, Rev. Robert W. Knechel. Bur. Forest Lawn Cem. Religion Methodist Registered Republican party. Played mandolin, guitar, tener banjo

[NI061953] Conrad Becker of York Co., PA, Overseer of the Poor, Dover Twp, 1758; Overseer of the Poor, Manchester Twp, 1773. Pvt 2nd Class, 7th (Capt. Yost Harbaugh's) Co., 2nd Batt. York Co. Militia according to a return dated Apr 17 1778 & another, undated, of abt the same period. He was later 1 of a party of militia who apprehended British deserter prisoners & took them to Camp Security. Memb of 6th Class of Inhabitants of Manchester Twp, classified under an Act of Assembly passed in 1780, entitled "An Act to complete the Quota of the Fed Army; ea class was "required to provide, in 15 days from this date Jan 30 1781, 1 ablebodied Recruit for Continental Army, to serve during the war", under penalty of fine of 15 lbs specie; there are no records to show whether this satisified this requisition or not. In census of 1783 he is ascribed 225 acs of land, 3 horses, 4 cattle, 8 sheep, 1 still, 1 house, 1 barn, 12 inhabitants; valuation 380 lbs; tax 5 lbs. He signed his will on Dec 19 1794 & it was probated Jan 27 1795. He d at some time between these 2 dates. George Becker (Beiker) (Becher), Conradt (Coenraad) Becker, Velten Becker, & Michael Becker (Baker) arrived in port of Philadelphia aboard good ship "Snow Betsie" Aug 27 1739. Capt Richard Budden records indicated that passengers were Palatine immigrants of age 16 & upwards. (Note:The Family Records of John Baker Branch of Conrad (Becker) Baker Family of York Co., PA record that Conrad Becker arrived on the Snow Betsie with 2 bro.s). Conrad BECKER or Coonradt BAECKER. The name in its German spelling was Coonradt BAECKER, with two dots over the ae. Coonradt BAECKER, along with 2 bros, arrived in US on the boat, Snow Betsie, in the port of Philadelphia on Aug 27 1739. According to the requirements governing the immigrants to the US at that time, this ancestor was b abt the yr 1720 in Germany & was one of the so-
called Palatin Immigrants. The Palatins were a group of Germans who were seeking religious freedom.
We have been unable to trace his whereabouts during the period from 1739 to approximately 1753. It was approximately 1753 that he was m & in all probability York Co, PA. Conrad BECKER m Catrena LAMBARDT, whose parents lived in York Co, abt 1753. It is impossible to learn anything definite other than this. Catrena LAMBARDT was d/o Matthias & Annreecin LAMBARDT. The name
LAMBARDT was written LAMBERT on Will of Matthias LAMBARDT by Recorder of York Co who recorded the will. To the union of Conrad & Catherina LAMBERT BECKER was b 17 chdn. The12th chld, Conrad, was gfather of Conrad BAKER who was the Governor of IN during 1867- 1868
Will of Conrad Becker: In the name of God Amen, I, Conrad Becker of Manchester Twp, Co. of York & State of PA, Yeoman, being sick & weak of body, but of sound disposing mind, memory & understanding, thanks be given to God for His Mercy, do make, ordain & publish this my last will & testament in manner & form following, that is to say, 1st I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, who gave it unto me, & my Body to the Earth to be bur in a Christian like & decent manner at discretion of my executors hereafter named & as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give & dispose of the same in the following manner to wit. It is my will & I order that all my just debts & funeral charges shall 1st pd & satisfied by my executors hereafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Catharina over & above her Dower Right, & to her heirs & assigns, the bed, bedding, bedstead, & curtains, on which we at present lie, 1 iron pot, 2 pewter basons, 2 pewter dishes, 6 plates, 1 doz of spoons, 1 bucking tub, 1 smaller ditto, 1 tin, & 1 cedar bucket, 1 churn, 1 spinning wheel & reel, 1 cotton wheel, 40 lbs hatshelled flax, 3 chairs, my brass kettle, a dough trough, 4 bread baskets, 1/2 doz table knives & forks, 1 ladle, 1 skimer & flesh fork, 10 bushels wheat, 3 bushels rye, 5 bushels corn, 1/2 the meat of a hog, 1/2 doz teacups & sauces, a tea kettle, tea pot & coffee mill, 1 cow the choice of all my cows & if my wife remains my widow I give unto her the sum of 200 lbs over & above her dower right, but if she should again marry, the sum of 100 lbs only, & I also direct that she shall have 1 other bed in which my 2 youngest chldn are to lie, who I hereafter order shall be maintained, supported, & live with her for a certain time. I also give & bequeath unto my son, Matthias Becker, & to his heirs & assigns, over & above his equal share the sum of 20 lbs to be raised & levied out of my estate as soon as possible may be after my decease for funeral servs rendered unto me. It is also my will & I do order & direct that my executors or survivor of them, shall lay off, or cause to be laid off, for the use of my aforesaid wife for & during term of her natural life or widowhood to be enjoyed by her the quantity of 15 acs of land, along upper line of Michael Melhorn, Paul Breidendach, Charles Ballentyne Zorback, at the lower part thereof, thense by a straight line across into my lands, thense up by a straight line to the beginning & in such manner as will make it pretty square, on which land I order my said executors or survivor of them to build & erect a convenient & comfortable dwelling house for my said wife to be of following dimensions, to contain in breadth 20 ft & in length or depth 24 ft & with a brick or stone chimney in it, that the timber for the house shall be of good sound wood, & that the expense for bldg & finishing the aforesaid shall purchase a small tin plated stove, & have it well finished & with pipes to it to put into the house as aforesaid. & I do hereby order & direct that my said wife shall keep, maintain, victual & keep in clothing my 2 younger sons, Peter & Samuel Becker until such times ea of them shall be fit to be put out to a trade & do hereby order & direct that all my personal estate which is not already bequeathed shall be sold at a suitable period at public vendue by my executors & the money thence arising shall be equally divided among all my chldn (1st deducting the sum of 20 lbs willed to my son Matthias): To wit, Henry Becker, chldn of my deceased dau Eve, m to Jacob Hoffmann, Magdalena m to Valentine Kohler, Matthias Becker, Margaret m to Andrew Kohler, Barbara m to Charles Mittman, Catherina m to Christian Mohr, Elizabeth m to George Eichholtz, Anna Becker, Margaret Becker, Phillip Becker, Conrad Becker, Jacob Becker, Mary Becker, John Becker, Peter Becker & Samuel Becker, share & share alike, to hold to ea & every of them & their heirs & assigns. It is also my will & I do order that my executors or survivors of them shall dispose & sell my (now) dwelling plantation (except such part as is willed to my said wife) at a suitable & convenient time, either at public or pvt sale for the best price than can be gotten, which is situated lying & being in Manchester Twp, Co. of York aforesaid adjoining lands of Henry Miller, the heirs of Conrad Ensmeyer, John Quickel, Michael Melhorn, the small piece willed to my wife, Charles Valentine Zorbach, Phillip Becker, & little Conewaygo Creek, containing within the bounds & limits thereof 230 acs be the same more or less. I do hereby impower my executors or survivor of them to make just title or assurances to the purchasor as I myself might or could do in as full & ample a manner to all intents & purposes, & the money therefrom arising shall be equally divided to & amongst all my chldn share & share alike, that is to say in 17 equal shares, 1 of which equal shares be equally divided to & amongst the chldn of my daug Eve Hoffman, deceased, & my chldn above named share & share alike as aforesaid to hold to ea & every one of them, their heirs & assigns. I do further order & direct that after death of my aforesaid wife that my executors or survivor of them shall expose to sale by public or pvt sale at such convenient time suitable, the said 15 acs of land so to her willed, part of my dwelling plantation, for best price of them to make such title or assurance to purchasor as I myself might or could do, to all intents & purposes & money herefrom arising shall be equally divided to & amongst all my chldn & chldn of my daug Eve Hoffman, deceased. That is to say 1/17th share to be divided to & amongst all chldn born of body of Eve Hoffmann deceased to hold to them my said chldn & gchldn their & every of their heirs & assigns share & share alike as aforesaid. & lastly I do hereby nominate & appoint my loving son Matthias Becker & George Eickholtz to be executors of this, my last will & testament, & I do hereby revoke, disanull & make void all other & former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying, allowing & holding this for firm & effectual in witness whereof I, Conrad Becker, testator, have hereunto set my hand & seal this 19 Dec 1794. Conrad Becker Signed, sealed, published & pronounced & declared by Conrad Becker, testator, as & for his last will & testament who in his presence & at his request subscribed our names as witnesses to the same in the presence of us: John Quickel & George Lewis Lefler
York Co: Before me, Jacob BARNITZ, register for probate of wills & granting letters of administration in & for Co of York in State of PA, personally came John QUICKEL & George Lewis LEFLER, 2 subscribing witnesses to foregoing instrument of writing, & on their solemn oath do severally say that they were personally present & saw & heard the above named Conrad BECKER sign his name unto & seal & publish the foregoing instrument of writing as & for his last will & testament & that at the time of the doing thereof he, said Conrad Becker, was of a sound & disposing mind, memory & understanding to the best of their knowledge & belief & that they subscribed their names thereto as witnesses in presence
of the said testator & at his request & also in the presence of each other at the same time.
John QUICKEL George Lewis LEFLER
Sworn & Subscribed before me at York the 27 Jan 1795. Jacob BARNITZ, Register
York Co., PA Wills, 1749-1819 Surname: Becker Given Name: Conrad Description: Decedent Res.: Manchester Twp. Date: 19 Dec 1794 Prove Date: 27 Jan 1795 Remarks: Conrad Becker. Dec 19, 1794. Executors: Mathias Becker & George Eichler. Manchester Twp. Wife: Catharine Becker. chdn: Mathias, Peter, Samuel, Philip, Conrad, Jacob, John, Eve w/o Jacob Hoffman, Magdalina w/o Valentine Kohler, Barbara w/o Charles Mittmar, Catharine w/o Christian Mohr, Elizabeth w/o George Eicholtz, Ann, Margaret, & Mary.
Census of 1783 he is ascribed 225 acs land, 3 horses, 4 cattle, 8 sheep, 1 still, 1 house, 1 barn, 12 inhabitants; valuation 380 pounds, tax 5 pounds.

[NI061969] Johnstown Trib-Demo 2/20/1974. 3 KILLED IN TRAFFIC; VICTIM'S WIFE DIES. 3 persons were killed on district hwys Tue morn, & the w/o one of victims d apparently of a heart attack after hearing of her husb's death. The victims were Mrs. Elda J. Stutzman, 60, & Mrs. Dorothy Hoffman, 48, both Stoystown, & John D. Pierce, 81, 309 Knauer Lane, Welsey Chapel. Mr. Pierce's wife, Susan, 71, was the heart attack victim. 2 Somerset co women were the occupants of a car that was involved in a collision with an empty coal truck shortly before 10 o'clock on Rte 30 approximately 2 mis east of Stoystown. Mrs. Stutzman was identified as the driver & Mrs. Hoffman as her passenger. The 2 were pronounced dead on arrival at Somerset Community Hosp. Somerset Co Coroner Wilbur Miller said Mrs. Stutzman had d of a compound fracture of the skull, broken legs & a cut of the right arm. He said Mrs. Hoffman had d of a fractured skull, shock & compound fractures of the right shoulder & left leg. The state police said the truck was driven by Edward Lee Hoffman, 27, Rockwood, who apparently was not related to Mrs. Hoffman. The police said the 2 women were traveling west on Rte 30 when the car skidded on the snow-covered roadway. The car crossed into the eastbound lane, according to police, & crashed head on with the truck. The 1968 model car, valued at approximately $2,000, was demolished, the police said, & damage to the truck as estimated at $800. Mrs. Stutzman is survived by her husb Eugene. She was b Oct 13 1913, Stonycreek Twp, d/o Orie & Elizabeth (Lape) Grove. Mrs. Hoffman is survived by her husb James, & 4 chldn, 2 of them at home. She was b Dec 24 1925, Somerset Co, d/o William & Elsie (Stotler) Berkebile. The Hoffmans operated Hoffman Nurseries near Stoystown. // Johnstown Trib-Demo 2/20/1974. STUTZMAN - Mrs. Elda J., 60, Stoystown, DOA Feb 19 1974, Somerset Comm Hosp.; b Oct 13 1913, Stonycreek Twp, d/o Orie & Lizzie (Lape) Grove. Survived by husb Eugene. Memb Somerset AARP. Family will receive friends 2-4 & 7-9 pm Thu Charles R. Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown, serv at 10 am Fri, Rev.Herbert G. Hohman. Bur Walker Cem, Shanksville.

[NI061999] Rebecca was scalped & kidnapped & forced to walk 200 mi in her scalped condition, part of the way carrying her little bro. A kindly indian at the end of the trek took pity on her & took her in. She remained in captivity for 7 yrs before being released, & then m. Casper. Captured by Delaware Indians during a raid on the Conococheague Settlement on Conococheague River in or abt 1755, French & Indian War. THE INDIAN ATTACK ON THE WALTERS: The Walters family lived near Rankin's Mill in the southern part of Franklin Co., PA. On a Sun morn Mrs. Walter & some of her neighbors had gone to ch while her chldn & also some of the neighbors chldn (as was the custom) were at the Walter house in the care of Mr. Walter. Mr. Walter was reading the Bible while the chldn were playing in the yard near the house when a band of Indians suddenly appeared. Mr. Walter heard the chldn scream & grabbed his rifle & ran to the doorway where he was shot by the Indians. He fell dead in doorway. The Indians then killed a neighbor & several of the chldn & scalped them. They then set fire to the house & took as captive Rebecca & 2 younger bro.s, 1 of them almost a babe. They compelled Rebecca to carry her little bro but after traveling some distance they became tired of worrying abt him & killed him by dashing his head against a tree. After some time the Indians scalped Rebecca & were abt to kill her also. A squaw, who had taken a fancy to her, saved her life & cared for her until she was surrendered to the white settlers at the Treaty of Lancaster in 1762. The Indians took Rebecca & the other captives to Kittanning abt 200 mi from where Rebecca lived. It is very likely she was forced to walk the entire distance & must have suffered great pain from her scalp wound. At a conference held with the Indians at Lancaster on Thu Aug 13 1762, a treaty was made in which the Indians agreed to return all white captives whom they had carried off & now Notice had been given requesting all persons who had lost chldn by Indians carrying them into captivity to come to Lancaster & reclaim them. Many of these captives had been carried off when quite young & had grown up in the wigwams of the Indians. Many had forgotten their own tongue & had learned the Indian language & customs. Mrs. Walter was unable to point out her daug & the captives could only talk in an ukwn tongue. Many yrs before, Mrs. Walter had often sung a hymn to her daug & Rebecca had been very fond of this hymn. In her dilemma, Mrs. Walter thought of this hymn & began to sing: "Alone, yet not alone am I, Though in this solitude so dear, I feel my Savior always nigh, He comes, my dreary home to cheer". She had not finished the 1st verse when her long lost daug, Rebecca, rushed into her arms. During her captivity she had forgotten the use of her own language & had acquired the speech, habits & customs of her Indian captors. King Beaver, a Delaware Indian chief, surrendered Rebecca & a no. of other captives, among whom was her bro, John, who later returned to live among the Indians & was never heard from again. Rebecca Walter, who had been 7 yrs in captivity of Indians, m. Casper Stotler (Statler) at Carlisle, PA, 1763. Several yrs later, Casper Statler & his wife Rebecca moved to the western slopes of the Alleghenies, now Shade Twp, Somerset Co., where they lived until his death in 1798. Shortly thereafter she went to live with the Abraham Statler family where she d. in 1826. Peter Schell, son-in-law (husb of Eleanor), requested Samuel Williams to conduct the funeral serv.s of his mother-in-law. Serv.s were held at the home of another son-in-law, George Lambert, husb of Elizabeth. Mr. Schell took Rev. Williams into the room where the deceased lay, a very aged woman (more than 90 yrs old). He drew back her cap & showed that she had been scalped by Indians more than 70 yrs before. She was the mother of 7 chldn - all of highly respectable character. The Laurel Messenger May 1767, pg 3, states that she was attending a church serv. at Ft Allison conducted by Rev. John Steele on Sun morn 8 Jul 1756. According to Baldwin, Rebecca's husb was the 1st settler within the boundaries of Shade Twp. He built a cabin as early as 1762 at a place called "The Fields" (now the Guy Lambert farm, 1962) Long yrs after Casper Statler & his wife had become settled in their mt home, & after they had been able to supply themselves with the luxuries of a good home, through good industry & management, a delegation of some 25 Indian chiefs & braves & a military escort were passing along the Forbes Rd, along which the Statlers lived, to a conference with the "Great White Chief" of the white people. It was evening when this delegation arrived at the Statler farm & the officers in charge asked permission to stop here for the night. The Indians built a fire near a large spring of water. Mrs. Statler soon recognized several of the Indians as belonging to the tribe which held her captive. Informing the officer in charge of the party of this, she expressed the wish to see the old chief that she pointed out. The chief was then invited to come into the Statler house. Mrs. Statler then spoke to the chief in his own language. He was greatly surprised & asked how she had learned the "Indian Talk". After she mentioned several incidents that had occurred in his family & tribe while she had been a captive, the old chief recognized her as the pale-faced squaw who had been with them so long & who had fallen asleep when the white men came for her. The old chief was greatly pleased & asked abt her bro. She told him her bro John had returned to live with the Indians, which also pleased him. The old chief asked permission to rest here another day & night, which was gladly granted. The settlers of the vicinity, when told of this, came in large numbers to see the Indians. The Indians asked to put on an exhibition of dances & customs, which greatly pleased both the Indians & settlers. The chief, "The Great Cornplanter", at the close of the ceremonies, was very much excited & asked to give a speech, which follows: "The 6 nations were once a mighty people. These mts were our hunting grounds & arrowheads of our hunters are lying all around here. I have been here in my youth. I have chased deer over yonder plain & drank the water from this beautiful spring. At that time all the nations trembled when we dug up the tomahawk, & he that trespassed in our domain, the blood of his people pd the penalty. But what are we now? Who trembles before us? The Great Spirit has gone over to the white man. He points us to the setting sun as the place for our future home. We are now going to make peace with the great chief of the white people that we may bury the tomahawk forever". At the time of her death (at age 90), inquisitive relatives wondered whether there was any evidence to support the stories of her ordeal. Apparently there was when the undertaker asked whether the family wanted the hairpiece Rebecca used secretly for yrs to conceal the approximate 4 square inch scar on her scalp!

[NI062004] Had 150 grandchildren

[NI062008] Possible son of Hans Jacob Conradt Wertz & Anna Maria Ursula. Possible bro. of Hans Jacob Wertz & Anna Barbara Hoff.

[NI062019] Gravestone reads "Hier ligt Eva Lamber under Ihre Tochter. War alt 59 Jahr."

[NI062030] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Chales L Beal State: PA Enumeration District: 0147 Color: W Age: 26 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0180 County: Somerset, Meyersdale Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00280318 Other Residents:
Wife Era 28, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mayr E 10, Pennsylvania
Son Chrles L 08, Pennsylvania
Son Andrew W 05, Pennsylvania
Daughter Abara E 03, Pennsylvania

[NI062031] 1870 Census Larimer Twp., Somerset Co., PA 2 Sep 1870 By Lewis G. Dom
29 116 119 Murry James 42 M W Carpenter 100 250 England
116 119 Murry Lydia 40 F W Keeping House PA
31 116 119 Murry *** 18 M W Laborer PA
32 116 119 Murry Alvin 15 M W At Home PA
33 116 119 Murry Frank 14 M W At Home PA
34 116 119 Murry Onen 13 M W At Home PA
35 116 119 Murry Levi 12 M W At Home PA
36 116 119 Murry Adaline 10 F W At Home PA
37 116 119 Murry Elisabeth 08 F W PA
38 116 119 Murry Margaret 04 F W PA
39 116 119 Murry Nancy 01 F W PA

[NI062047] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 11 Oct by Henry Cook
28 13 13 Ream Samuel 55 F Farmer 300 Pa
29 13 13 Ream Elizabeth 49 F Pa
30 13 13 Ream Frances 22 F Pa
31 13 13 Ream Delilah 21 F Pa
32 13 13 Ream Samuel 18 M Laborer Pa
33 13 13 Ream Daniel 16 M Laborer Pa
34 13 13 Ream Jonathan 13 M Pa
35 13 13 Ream Jacob 10 M Pa
36 13 13 Ream Mary 8 F Pa

[NI062056] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 14 Nov by Henry Cook
29 206 215 STRAYER Catherine 58 F 400 PA
30 206 215 STRAYER Joseph 22 M Saddler PA
Catherine d. at the age of 72 at the home of her son-in-law, David Livingston of Millville Borough

[NI062063] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 23 Oct by Henry Cook
28 255 289 Byroad George 33 M Farmer 400 Pa X
29 255 289 Byroad Susanah 33 F Pa X
30 255 289 Byroad Malinda 11 F Pa
31 255 289 Byroad Othe 9 M Pa
32 255 289 Byroad Catherine 7 F Pa
33 255 289 Byroad Elizabeth 5 F Pa
34 255 289 Byroad Harriet 4 F Pa
35 255 289 Byroad Mary 1 F Pa
36 255 289 Strayer Julia A. 19 F Pa
Tombstone states that he died at the age of 82 years, 1 month, 22 days.
George W. BYROAD, b 25 Nov 1816 PA (Co. ?). m Susan STRAYER ca1837 in Cambria Co, PA. Had 10 chldn in PA: Jemima, Malinda, Otho William, Catharine, Elizabeth, Harriet, Mary, Alfred, Susan & Ann. Family moved to Washington Twp, Richland Co, OH ca1856. Had 2 more chldn in OH: Uriah & Samuel. Moved to DeKalb Co, IN ca1868. Susan d 1885. George moved to Sumner Co, KS ca1892-1895. d there 7 Jan 1901. bur. White Cem., Spencerville, DeKalb Co, IN next to his wife.

[NI062065] 1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 9, 1860 pg 354
403 32 2632 2666 Strayer George 34 M cabinet maker 200 PA
403 33 2632 2666 Strayer Elizabeth 28 F PA
403 34 2632 2666 Strayer Franklin 8 M PA
403 35 2632 2666 Strayer William 6 M PA
403 36 2632 2666 Strayer Samuel 4 M PA
Joshua Strayer was a carpenter. He was living in Reichland Twp, Cambria Co., in 1852 when his son Franklin Joseph Strayer was b. The 1870 census listed him as living in Adams Twp. His half-bro. John Peter Strayer's obit of Oct 20 1884 stated that Joshua was living in Mansfield, OH.

[NI062066] 1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 11, 1860
410 25 2680 2717 Strayer Joseph S 33 M police officer 1500 500 PA
410 26 2680 2717 Strayer Elizabeth 18 F PA
410 27 2680 2717 Strayer Catherine 68 F PA

[NI062067] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 23 Oct by Henry Cook
13 00 286 Strayer Daniel 21 M Laborer Pa
14 00 286 Strayer Susanah 16 F Pa
Daniel was a preacher in the Evang. Ch. He later transferred to the U.B.C.
Wills: STRAYER, Daniel 1903: White Twp., Cambria Co, PA Estate File # 6698-1903 Date of Death, Daniel Strayer, Late of White Twp., Deceased Filed, Mar 13 1903 State of PA Co of Cambria Before Me William H. Strauss Register of Probate of Wills & Granting Letters of Administration in & for said Co, personally came Isaac Strayer who, being duly affirmed according to law, doth depose & say that Daniel Strayer, late of White Twp. in said Co, d on or abt 21 Feb 1903, at abt 1:30 am. Affirmed & subscribed this 13 Mar 1903 William H. Strauss, Registrar (Signed) Isaac Strayer [WILL OF DANIEL STRAYER] I Daniel Strayer of White Twp. Co of Cambria, & State of PA, being of sound mind, memory & understanding, do make & publish this my last will & testament, hereby revoking & making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved wife, Elizabeth M. Strayer all the personal property I own or have an interest in, on or belonging to the farm, upon which I now reside, (excepting the Black Mare Rody). Also I give, devise & bequeath to her, my said wife, her dower interest in the 127 acs of land I own, adjoining lands of Joseph Wyland, & land of my wife (E.M.Strayer) James Stephenson & others for her to retain said interest so long as she may desire, & until such time as she may wish to relinquish her said dower interest. Item. I give & bequeath to each of the 2 chldn of John W. Strayer Dec'd (Rolla Strayer & Do?s Strayer) each, $100. Item. I give & bequeath to my daug. Mary A. Baughman, Isaac Strayer, Annie Glass, & heirs of Minnie Beers Dec'd, viz. Edward, Roy, Mabel, Frank, Suffie, Lillie, the above described land & farm of 127 acs. The said farm to be farmed or controlled by my Executors hereinafter mentioned. The hay & grain now on the farm & the Black Mare, to be sold, & with all money in the bank, the proceeds to go to Gates Heirs, as pymt on said land, & the yearly proceeds to be applied the same way, until the Gates Heirs, has been pd in full, & after pymt of said Gates Heirs, the yrly proceeds of said farm to go share & share alike to my chldn & heir as above set out. I also direct that my executors are not to sell said farm or land or any part thereof for a period of 5 yrs after my decease. Item. I give & bequeath to said Gates Heirs $250 that I put into the place on which I now reside, as purchase money, for my wife, when 1st pymt was made, said money to draw legal interest, & the same to be pd by my wife E.M. Strayer, to the Executors of the said Gates Heirs or to the Gates Heirs direct as they determine. I also order my Executors hereinafter named, to set apart $50, as a permanent fund, to go on interest, & the accrued interest annually to be used to keep in order the graves of my wife & 3 chldn, bur in Suiger's Graveyard near Johnstown, PA. I do hereby make & ordain Isaac Strayer, & John W. Baughman, Executor's of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I Daniel Strayer, the Testator, have to this my will & testament, written on 1 sheet of paper, set my hand & seal 31 Jul 1902. Signed, sealed, published & declared by the above named Daniel Strayer as & for his last will & testament in the presence of us, who have here unto subscribed our names at his request, as witnesses thereto, in the presence of the said testator, & of each other. (Signed) G.G.Stevens (Signed) I.W.Shope (Signed) Joel A. Gates (Signed) Daniel Strayer. // OATH OF ISAAC STRAYER & JOHN W. BAUGHMAN Executors of Daniel Strayer Late of White Twp, Dec'd. Filed Mar 13 1903 // State of PA , Co of Cambria; We Isaac Strayer & John W. Baughman do affirm that as Executors of Daniel Strayer late of White Twp. dec'd, we will well & truly administer the goods & chattels, rights & credits of said dec'd, agreeably to law, & that we will comply with the provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances. (Signed) Isaac Strayer (Signed) John W. Baughman. Affirmed & subscribed before me this 13 Mar 1903 & Letters Testamentary granted to Isaac Strayer & John W. Baughman William H. Strauss, Register.

[NI062077] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 31 Oct by Henry Cook
25 384 428 Strayer Jacob 55 M Farmer 1,280 Pa
26 384 428 Strayer Susanah 48 F Pa
27 384 428 Strayer Anthony 21 M Carpenter Pa
28 384 428 Strayer David 17 M Laborer Pa
29 384 428 Strayer Elizabeth 15 F Pa
30 384 428 Strayer Christian 13 M Pa
31 384 428 Strayer Daniel 11 M Pa
32 384 428 Strayer Eli 8 M Pa
33 384 428 Strayer Martha 6 F Pa
34 384 428 Strayer Mary A. 1 F Pa

[NI062082] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 23 Oct by Henry Cook
20 254 288 Noon David 43 M Farmer 732 Pa
21 254 288 Noon Sarah 44 F Pa
22 254 288 Noon Rachel 16 F Pa
23 254 288 Noon Sarah 13 F Pa
24 254 288 Noon Elizabeth 10 F Pa
25 254 288 Noon Mary 8 F Pa
26 254 288 Noon Caroline 6 F Pa
27 254 288 Noon Susanah 4 F Pa

[NI062084] Johnstown Trib - Dec 12 1939: DEATH TAKES AGED WOMAN 4 DYS AFTER dau Mrs. Esther Mangus Descended from 1st Bedford Co. White Chld 4 dys after the death of her dau, Mrs. Esther (Frazier) Mangus, wid/o Isaac Mangus d her home, 1042 Bedford St., Walnut Grove, 9 this morn. in her 84th yr. Mrs. Mangus was a direct des. of the 1st white chld b Bedford Co. - Capt. William Frazier - whose father Lieut. John Frazier was an Indian trader & captain of the guard for Generals Washington & Braddock on their early march through the then wilderness toward Pittsburgh. Mrs. Mangus had been ill for several wks & her death had been expected, while that of Mrs. Laura (Mangus) Emmel, her dau, w/o William Emmel, was entirely unexpected. Mrs. Emmel was Bur. yesterday, Daley Christian Ch. Cem, Somerset Co. Mrs. Mangus will be Bur. there Thu. b in Bedford Co. b near the Shot Factory in Bedford Co. Jan 31 1856, d/o James W. & Catherine (Hull) Frazier. She spent most of her life in Somerset Co., coming to Johnstown 20 yrs ago to make her home. Her husb., Isaac Mangus, d Jan 25 1926. 4 cldn b to their union, 3 of whom preceded Mrs. Mangus to the grave. only surviving dau Amanda, w/o David A. Lehman, Hooversville. Mrs. Mangus leaves 9 gcldn including Mrs. Lowell Berkebile, 1005 Shady Ave. & Wilmer L. Will, David St., Dale. 18 ggcldn. She was a sis. of Mrs. Louisa Scanlan, Olean, N.Y., & of Benjamin F. Frazier, Cairnbrook. also leaves 4 half-bro.s & 1 half-sis. - Alex Frazier - residing along the Lincoln Highway, near Schellsburg; John Frazier, Somerset; Henry Frazier, Lavansville; Ed Frazier, Stoystown, & Mrs. Lizzie Bence, also near Schellsburg. Mrs. Mangus was a member of the Moxham Christian Ch. & a charter memb. Daley Christian Ch. in Somerset Co. Remains were taken to the home of her son-in-law, William Emmel, 1075 Jacoby St. On Thu 2:30 pm servs will be held, Daley Ch., Rev. J. Quincy Biggs pastor, Moxham Ch., & Rev. O. F. Bennett, Monessen, former Moxham pastor, will be in charge. Bur. family plot Ch. Cem, directed by Fred G. Geisel, mortician. CAPTURED BY INDIANS Lieut. John Frazier, Mrs. Mangus' gggfather, m Jean Bell McClain & established a home at the mouth of Evitts Creek in Bedford Co., near Ft. Cumberland of that day. His wife was captured by the Miami tribe of Indians & was held for 18 ms before she managed to escape. Making her way back to the site of her former home, Mrs. John Frazier learned that her husb., believing her dead, had rem. Mrs.Mangus remembered many stories of the pioneer days of her forebears & took great pride in her ancesty.

[NI062094] Died in infancy

[NI062111] 1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 4 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
11 88 88 Lambert David 35 M W farmer 4,000 1,500 PA
Lambert Lena 32 F W wife PA
Lambert Susannah 9 F W at home PA
Lambert Amanda 8 F W at home PA
Lambert Elmor 4 M W at home PA
Lambert Holda 1 F W PA
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O.W.Williamson 3 - 25 Jun 1880
433A 8 56 60 Lambert David A. W M 45 Farmer PA PA PA
Lambert Mary A. W F 47 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Lambert Susan C. W F 20 Daughter PA PA PA
Lambert Mary A W F 19 Daughter PA PA PA
Lambert Elmer E. W M 13 Son PA PA PA
Lambert Hulda M. W F 10 Daughter PA PA PA
Lambert Casper M. W M 9 Son PA PA PA
Lambert Rachel E. W F 5 Daughter PA PA PA
Small David R. W M 25 Laborer PA Scotland PA
1890 census Veteran's
1 7 7 David C. Lambert Pvt. H 171 Pa Me 24 Oct 1862 - 8 Aug 1863 |0 10 14 |27 |Daley, PA. Came home sick.
2 7 7 David C. Lambert Pvt. A 29 Pa Vet 5 Nov 1864 - 17 Jul 1865 |0 8 2 |28 |Daley, PA. in 1862 in 1865.
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
134B 90 119 124 Lambert David Head W M Apr 1837 63 M 42 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O F F 96
Lambert Mary M. Wife W F Aug 1833 66 M 42 9 5 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
Lambert Casper Son W M June 1871 28 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes
Lambert David E. G-son W M Oct 1888 11 S PA PA PA 9 Yes Yes Yes
1910PA Census Miracode Index
David C Lambert State: PA Dist: 0159 Color: W Age: 73 B Pl: PA Visit: 0179 Co: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02720843OtherResidents:
Dau Hulda M Reitz 40, PA
Gson Oscar E 17, PA
Gson Warren G 15, PA
Gdau Mary E 10, PA
1 non-relative

[NI062117] Issac Fillson & his wife Sarah moved from Harrison Twp in 1850 to Alleghany twp. in Somerset twp & were still there according to census records; Chldrn adopted various spellings of the name including Filson/Felson; Occupation teacher/Preacher/Farmer in Harmons Bottom in West End; Donated land for the school & Luth. Ch. in West End.
1870 census Alleghany Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 21 June 1870 by John H. Lepley
15 158 154 Philson Isaac 75 M W Gate Keeper 3,000 200 Pennsylvania
16 158 154 Philson Sarah 69 F W Keeping House Pennsylvania
17 158 154 Wertz Aral 13 F W Domestic Servant Pennsylvania
18 158 154 Shaffer Spear 6 M W Pennsylvania

[NI062128] From Looking Backward Column, Johnstown Trib 10/10/1938: Oct 10 1888 Mrs. Joseph Shoemaker of Wood St & Mrs. Josiah Waters of Cherry St attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Pearson, their stepmother, at Stoystown this afternoon.

[NI062133] York Co., PA Wills, 1749-1819 Surname: Becker Given Name: Matthias Description: Decedent Res.: Newberry Twp. Date: 12 Dec 1804 Prove Date: 24 Feb 1808 Remarks: Matthias Becker. Dec. 12, 1804. Executors: William Metzger & John Quickel. Newberry Twp. Wife: Elizabeth Becker. chdn: Names & number not recorded.

[NI062137] His parents brought him to Dutch Corner in 1740 where he spent his entire life. Between 1757 & 1805 he blt at least 3 homes. The last, a plank home, is lived in today by the Scott Dibert family. His wife was d/o Christopher Miller, b. 1704, d. 1788 & 1st wife Eve Ernest, bur in VA prior to 1766. Michael took out warrants on his father's land in 1766 & became 1st white man to officially own that land. 12/13/1766 Michael Diver [Dibert] in trust for himself & his bros, John & Frederick, & his sister, Margaret, w/o John Miller, applied for 200 acs, incl improvements made by his father, Christ Diver, on Miller's Run, adj to his own land & William Trent's plantation. Michael registered to pay taxes in Bedford Co, PA in 1796.
1790 Bedford Co, PA
Michael Dibert: 1 male 16 and over 2 males under 16 4 females
1800 Bedford Co, PA
Michael Dibert 1 male 16-25 1 male 45 and over 1 female under 10 1 female 10-15 1 female 16-25 1 female 45 and over

[NI062138] They lived north of the rd from rte 220 to Imler, owned by Obia Snyder in 1977.

[NI062145] 1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 14, 1860
414 16 2708 2745 Kring Conrad 39 M farmer 700 300 PA
414 17 2708 2745 Kring Barbara 30 F PA
414 18 2708 2745 Kring Jacob 9 M PA
414 19 2708 2745 Kring *iah 5 M PA

[NI062146] The S.T. in Jacob's name may have represented his mother's maiden name, STRAYER. Jacob was always went by, Jacob S.T. to distinguish him from his cousin, Jacob S. Kring.
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Jacob L Kring State: PA Enumeration District: 0093 Color: W Age: 57 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0016 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02560123 Other Residents:
Wife Sarah C 50, PA
Dau. Cora M 25, PA

[NI062147] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Ureah Kring State: PA Dist: 0093 Color: W Age: 54 B Pl: PA Visit: 0160 Co.: Cambria Relation: husb ImageNum: 02560330 Other Residents:
Wife Christina 50, PA
Dau. Civilla 24, PA
Son George S 14, PA

[NI062165] 1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 23, 1860
438 8 2877 2915 Strayer Catherine 37 F 50 200 PA
Strayer Gideon 11 M PA
Strayer Joseph 9 M PA

[NI062168] 1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 13 Nov by Henry Cook
12 182 190 OSLER Daniel 35 M Laborer 300 PA
13 182 190 OSLER Amelia A. 33 F PA
14 182 190 OSLER Lavinia 13 F PA
15 182 190 OSLER Elizabeth 11 F PA

[NI062170] Nathaniel traveled West as a young man & was never heard from again.

[NI062179] Lived about four months

[NI062219] Henry G Bortz State: PA Enumeration District: 0205 Color: W Age: 59 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0009 County: Westmoreland Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00520372 Other Residents:
Wife Mary E 57, PA
Son James H 18, PA
Daughter Elsie Z 16, PA

[NI062220] William W Bortz State: PA Enumeration District: 0199 Color: W Age: 35 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0330 County: Westmoreland Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00520762 Other Residents:
Wife Jennie 35, PA
Daughter Edna 11, PA
Daughter Martha 07, PA
Daughter Ruth 05, PA

[NI062226] 1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
82 90 WOY Nancy 74 F 150 50 PA
Henry 29 M Day Laborer 200 PA
Mary A. 26 F PA
William E. 3 M PA
John H. 1 M PA

[NI062228] 1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 Aug J. J. Schell
8 112 120 Mowry Michael 61 MFarmer 4,500 PA .
Mowry Rosanna 51 F.PA .
Mowry Lavenia 26 F.PA Age could be 20.
Woy Nancy 15 F.PA
Mowry Josiah 26 MLaborerPA .
Mowry Harriet 22 F.PA
Mowry Michael W. 2 M.PA .
Woy John 14 M.PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 14 Jul Pg 35 Christian Streng
8 135 136 Mowry Michael 81 M W Retired Farmer 500 1,000 PA
Mowry Rose Ann 71 F W Keeping house PA
Herring Ellen 15 F W Domestic Servant PA

[NI062230] 1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 3 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
13 MOWRY Henry 52 M PA
MOWRY Polly 52 F PA

[NI062231] 1850 Census Allegheny Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 Sep 1850 by John J. Schell
18 68 72 Mou*y George 58 M Farmer 1,500 PA
Mou*y Julian 44 F PA
Mou*y Susanna 17 F PA
Mou*y Jacob 16 M Farmer PA
Mou*y John 14 M PA
Mou*y Catharine 11 F PA
Mou*y George 9 M PA
Mou*y James 4/12 M PA

[NI062235] Not much is known about Henry other that the family seemed to move a lot. In 1850 Henry migrated west. The family appears to have been in Somerset Co. from 1830-1840. In WV by 1849. By 1850 they were in Preston Co., VA. In Lee Co., IL by 1854. According to the 1900 census, Noah, Henry's son by Elyzabeth Smith, was single & in Bureau Co., IL & Calvin, Henry's son by Sarah Dunham, was married & in Hardin Co., IA. Calvin may have still been on the original farm owned by Henry. The 1850 census of Somerset Co., PA lists the following: Henry (age 42), Elizabeth (age 41), Alexander (age 20), Mary (age 19), Charles (age 16), Isabella (age 16), Jeremiah (age 13), Rebecca (age 11), Josiah (age 10), Sarah (age 9), Noah (age 7), Savilla (age 5), July Ann (age 3). Note that Margaret & Elizabeth are missing.

[NI062238] 1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 3 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
9 270 280 Mostoller Daniel 26 M Farmer 3,000 PA
Mostoller Charlotte 21 F PA
Mostoller Eli 1 M PA
Mostoller George 75 M Farmer 600 PA
Mostoller Samuel 22 M Farmer 1,000 PA
Mostoller Uriah 20 M Farmer PA
Mostoller Elisabeth 17 F PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 13 Jul Pg 33 Christian Streng
31 226 228 Mostoller Daniel 46 M W Farmer 15,000 2,333 PA
Mostoller Charlotte 40 F W Keeping house PA
Mostoller Josiah 19 M W PA
Mostoller Joanna 18 F W PA
Mostoller Emma S. 13 F W PA
Mostoller Lincoln F. 8 M W PA
Mostoller Mary C. 6 F W PA
Mostoller Ida H. 3 F W PA
Mostoller Minnie S. 11/12 M W PA June
Lowry Simon P. 20 M W Domestic Servant PA

[NI062240] Civil War certificate in possession of Catherine Golby. States "This is to certify that Uriah Mostoller enlisted Sep 26 1864 from Somerset Co., PA & was inducted into the US service at Harrisburg, PA to serve 1 yr or during the war. ???Private in Co. C, 61 PX Regt. VA Vols Inf. under Capt. J.W. McClay & Cols. Orr & J.W. Crosby. The reg. was assigned to the 3rd Brig., 2nd Div., 6th Corps Army of the Potomic & engaged at Williamsburg May 5 1862; 7 Pines, May 31 1862; Indian Hill, Jul 1 1863; Antetiam, Sep 17 1862; Fredicksburg, Dec 13 1862; ? Mar - Jan 1863; Chancellorsville, May 1-3 1863; Gettsburg, Jul 1-3 1863; Rappahahnock, Nov 7 1863; Wilderness, May 5-7 1863; Spotsylvania, May 8 - 18 1864; Seige of Petersburg, Jun - Jul 1864; Opeynaa ?, Sep 19 1864; Toshers Hill, Sep 22 1864; Fall of Petersburg, Apr 2 1865; Sailers Creek, Apr 6 1865. Comm Mostoller participated in all engagements from his enlistment until he was horonable discharged Jun 20 1865 at Washington, D.C. at close of the war. Dedicated to the memory of Comm. Mostoller & his widow Barbara E. Presented to their chldrn Minerva, Lizzie, Ida, Newton, Percy, & Lulu." Transcription of Uriah Mostoller�s letter to his bro. (with original spelling): Dec 15 1864; Dear Bro., I take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well at present hoping this may find you enjoying the same blessing of good health & further, I will let you know that we left camp distribution at Harper�s Ferry on the 27th Nov then we went to the RR at Harper�s Ferry get on top of the Cars & went wisin for miles of Winchester on the cars. Then we marched through Winchester aboud dark, went 4 miles on the other side. There we laid down for that night. The next morn we marched 1 mile, we arrived, were 61 Redg. Was me & A. Horner have been put in at Co C E. Pyle, G. Coleman dont like very well. We stayed there till the 10 of Dec Again had orders to be ready for march. We nare had luck again to the RR 4 miles on this side of Winchester. We get on the Cars the next day. Then we arrived at Washington at 2 pm. We stayed there till dark, then we went on a Steam Boat. We stayed 2 nights & 2 days. In the evening of the second day we get off at city point. We marched half a mile. We stopped & boiled coffee. We again get orders to fall in. We went on the cars & went 14 miles. We get off, went to the woods, made fire, & stayed there till next day. We marched 2 miles. We are now rite in front of Petersburgh. There is Reked firing always along the picked line it. Horner L. Coleman E. Pyle have been detailed this morning (picked). They must stay 24 hour before they get relived & further will inform that I recd your letter of the 30 I was very glad to hear from friend at home & further I will tell you that you cant come & see us. We are not less then 500 or 600 miles from home. We wolud like to see you. The whole sixt Corps have been moved here. I have seen moste all our friends that left ther Stahl, Bisley, W Bender & all the rest of the boys. They are all in the sixt army Corps. Here we are in danger every day of losing our lives. May the time soon be at hand that Pease may again be restored unto our once glorious & happy land. Let us be faithful soldiers for Jesus, putting all our trust in God. He will never forsake us for he siad so in his word. Heare is not much good heare done curse, swearing that is all you hear. I was glad to heare that you had been in exemptit from the draft we had to endure hardships, we get cold, we have no warm stove to warn our self. We have no snow heare yet. The earth is litel fro__. We are putting winter quarters up heare. I think we stay here this winter bud we dond for sure. I will bring my letter to a Close for this time. Remain your affectionate Brother Uriah Mostoller Give my respect to all inquiring friends. Please send me 50 Cents with Postage Stamp. We cant get any hear. Direct your letter to Mr. Uriah Mostoller Co. C, 61st Redg. PA vl Washington DC If you direct as above, we get them wherever we go. May God Bless & give us all that we may meet again is the desire of my heart. Pray for us.
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 14 Jul Pg 34 Christian Streng
8 229 230 Mostoller Uriah 40 M W Farmer 2,000 520 PA
Mostoller Ellen 20 F W Keeping house PA
Mostoller Minerva 1 F W PA
Stutzman Jane 7 F W PA

[NI062241] 1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 3 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
38 267 277 Woy John 56 MFarmerPA .
Woy Catharine 40 F.PA
Woy Mary 21 F.PA Invalid
Woy George 18 MLaborerPA .
Woy Margaret 15 F.PA
Woy Andrew 12 M W. PA Handwritten page # 81.
Woy Josiah 6 M.PA

[NI062242] Hist. of Somerset Co.: Samuel J. Miller, s/o Joseph & Mary (Shaffer) Miller, was b. Jul 27 1806, Quemahoning twp, & there passed his life in agricultural pursuits. He was a Republican in politics. Mr. Miller m. Elizabeth Mowry, b. Oct 11 1811, Brothers Valley twp, 7 the following were their chldn: Josiah, b 1835, serv in Union army during the civil war; Noah S., b 1837, held a capt.'s commission & was wounded in the serv; Gideon, b. 1839, was killed at the battle of Gettysburg; Peter, b. 1841; Samuel S., b. 1943, also served in the civil war; Nancy, b. 1845; Adam, b. 1847; Jacob S., b. 1849; Jeremiah S., b. 1851; David, b. 1853; Franklin; Lemon, b. 1857; Benjamin S., b. 1860.
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 10 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
42 45 MILLER Samuel 44 M Farmer 8000 PA
Elisabeth 38 F PA
Josiah 14 M PA
Noah 12 M PA
Gillian 10 M PA
Peter 8 M PA
Samuel 6 M PA
Nancy 5 F PA
42 45 Adam 3 M W PA
Jacob 1 M PA
DICKEY Elisabeth 32 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 6 Jun 1860 Josiah H. Zimmerman
118 131 MILLER Samuel J. 53 M Farmer 9000 4000 PA
Gilian 20 M PA.
Peter 18 M PA.
Samuel 16 M PA.
Nancy 15 F PA.
Adam 13 M PA.
Jacob 11 F PA.
Jeramiah 9 M PA
David 7 M PA.
Franklin 5 M PA
Lemon 3 M PA
Eliza MILLER 48 F PA

[NI062243] Known as Maurer. Was really dau. of Susanna's 1st husb., Jacob Lambert. Nancy is listed as a heir in Peter's will. Nancy's husb. received the inheritance of Jacob Lambert from Pater Maurer on May 27, 1822 (the date of their marriage?)

[NI062244] received $489.28 from the inheritance of Jacob Lambert
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 3 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
10 10 FRIEDLINE Adam 54 M Farmer 2500 PA
Nancy 52 F PA
David Enos 14 M PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
101 111 FRIEDLINE Adam 64 M Farmer 2000 1455 PA
Nancy 52 F PA
Ellen MILLER 19 F Servant PA

[NI062247] 1850 census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA by J. J. Schell
4 4 SHAFFER, Philip 32 M Farmer 1200 PA
Elisabeth 29 F PA
Oliver P. 9 M PA
Elisabeth 5 F PA
Josiah 1 M PA
WOY Mary 18 F PA
WOY Henry 21 M Laborer PA

[NI062249] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 24 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
15 204 207 Snyder Michael 44 M W Cooper 1,500 400 PA
16 204 207 Snyder Christine 83 F W Keeping house PA

[NI062250] John H. m Lydia Reiman, & has 6 sons & 1 daug living. His sons, M. J., David & John, are farming in this Twp.[Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 517.]
1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
245 93 SNYDER John H. 36 M Farmer PA
SNYDER Lydia 34 F PA
SNYDER Elisabeth 9 F PA
SNYDER Daniel 8 M PA
SNYDER George 4 M PA
RAYMON Elisabeth 69 F PA
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA 27 Aug 1870 Christian Streng
1 291 295 Snyder John H. 46 M W Farmer 15,000 2,000 PA
Snyder Lydia 53 F W Keeping house PA
Snyder David 23 M W Laborer PA
Snyder Sarah 21 F W PA
Snyder John 19 M W PA
Snyder Jacob 17 M W PA
Snyder Michael 15 M W PA
Snyder Joseph 13 M W PA
Snyder Lydia 11 F W PA
Snyder Samuel 9 M W PA
Ream Jacob 26 M W Blacksmith 200 PA
Ream Elizabeth 29 F W PA
Ream Samuel 8/12 M W PA Sept.

[NI062251] 1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
255 165 SNYDER Jacob H. 35 M Farmer PA
255 165 SNYDER Christina 31 F PA
255 165 SNYDER Sophia 5 F Pa
255 165 SNYDER Mary 2 F PA
1870 Federal Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 17 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
1 20 22 Snyder Jacob 55 M W Farmer 6,000 1,600 PA
2 20 22 Snyder Christine 51 F W Keeping house PA
3 20 22 Snyder Sophia 25 F W PA
4 20 22 Snyder Mary 22 F W PA
5 20 22 Snyder Samuel 20 M W PA

[NI062253] 1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
241 65 SNYDER Joseph 26 M Farmer PA
241 65 SNYDER Harriet 20 F PA

[NI062257] 1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 14 Jul Pg 34 Christian Streng
38 234 235 Mowry Josiah 46 M W Farmer 12,000 2,640 PA
Mowry Harriet 43 F W Keeping house PA
Mowry Winfield M. 21 M W PA
Mowry Roseann 19 F W PA
Mowry Caroline 17 F W PA
Mowry Mary C. 15 F W PA
Mowry Ellen M. 12 F W PA
Mowry Louisa 10 F W PA
Mowry John H. 8 M W PA
Mowry Sidney 1 F W PA

[NI062260] "History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton co.s" 1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 538. "Adam BAKER, a native of Brother's Valley, came to Milford twp. abt 1808. He owned several farms in the central part of the twp, which, after his death, passed into other hands. He d. 1825, when comparitively young. His death is supposed to have resulted from taking of some poisonous drug, by mistake, as medicine. His wife was Susannah Mowry; chldn: Jonas, George W., John A., Josiah, Adam, Henry M., Jacob, Eve (Tedrow), & Polly (Long), of whom George W., Adam, & Henry M., are still living."

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