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[NI063429] 1850 Monroe Co. OH census shows Merlinda living with Asa DENT; Adams Twp..

[NI063441] The Johnstown Trib-Demo 10-4-2000. SMALL - Ivan E., 87, Walnut Grove, d Oct 2 2000, Arbutus Pk Manor; b Jun 10 1913, Johnstown, s/o A. E. & Rose (Gordon) Small. Preceded in death by bros, Byron & Loren, & sis' Esther, Margaret & Lethian. Survived by wife of 63 yrs, Thelma (Nash); son, I. Ray, m Judy (Bradish), Ithaca, NY; daug Jean, w/o Barry Burns, Johnstown; & gsons, Brandon & Jonathan Burns & Bryan Small. Also survived by sis'-in-law, Edith & Dorothy Small. Ivan graduated from Johnstown HS in 1932. He retired as a pattern maker after 37 yrs from U.S. Stell. Active memb Beulah UMC, having serv as financial sec of Sun school for 40 yrs; head trustee; head of pastor- parish; & memb athletic committee, memorial fund, decorating committee & scholarship committee. Family will receive friends Wed 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Geisel Funeral Home, 734 Bedford St., Dale, funeral serv Thu 11 am in Geisel-Devlin Mem Chpl, Rev. Raymond Beal. Bur Richland Cem. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Beulah UMC memorial fund.

[NI063449] Obit, Johnstown Daily Trib Feb 8 1918: JACOB J. MANGES, CAIRNBROOK, SUCCUMBS . CAIRNBROOK, Feb 8 -- Jacob J. Manges, aged 74 yrs, Civil War Vet & one of the best-known resids of Somerset Co., d at his home at 7:30 pm last eve. His death due to an attack of heart trouble. Survived by widow, 6 sons & 3 dau.s. Mr. Manges served in Civil War in Co. A, 88th Reg., PA Vol.s. Funeral will be Sun morn from the Christain Ch., which is situated near the Old Daley postoffice. Bur. in local Cem. The body has been prepared for burial by undertaker G. C. Meek, of Windber.
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O.W.Williamson Pg 8, 8 Jun 1880
433B 6 64 68 Manges Jacob W M 36 Laborer PA PA PA
Manges Susan W F 24 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Manges Nora W F 6 Dau PA PA PA
Manges Duff G. W M 5 Son PA PA PA
Manges Oriel W M 3 Son PA PA PA
Manges Casper E. W M 8/12 Oct. Son PA PA PA
1890 Vet census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA June, 1890 by: M.D. Reel
5 21 21 Jacob J. Manges Pvt A 88 Pa Vet Mar 1865 16 Aug 1865 Daley, Pa
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 June 1900 Willis L. Powell
134A 48 112 117 Manges Jacob J. Head W M Sep 1843 56 M 28 PA PA PA Farmer
Manges Susannah Wife W F Aug 1854 45 M 28 5 5 PA Scottland PA
Manges Clyde Son W M Oct 1883 16 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer
Manges Gertrude Dau W F Nov 1884 15 S PA PA PA
Manges Clark Son W M July 1886 13 S PA PA PA
Manges Roland Son W M Jan 1890 10 S PA PA PA
Manges Binnie Dau W F July 1892 7 S PA PA PA
910 Census Miracode Index
Jacob Manger Age: 66 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0159 Br Pl: Visit: 0175 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents:
Wife Susan 55
Son Clark 22
Son Rolland L 20
Dau Binnie E 17

[NI063481] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Espy Manges State: PA Dist: 0170 Color: W Age: 30 B Pl: PA Visit: 0007 Co: Somerset, Windber Relation: Husb ImageNum: 03170601 Other Residents:
Wife Ida 32, PA
Son Carl 02, PA
Dau Evaline NR, PA

[NI063492] The Trib-Dem 8-4-2000. MASER - Dorothy, 84, d Aug 2 2000, Mem Med Ctr.; b Mar 22 1916, Somerset Co, d/o Espy & Ida (Blackburn) Manges. Preceded in death by husb, Louis Maser; bro Carl Manges; sis Evelyn Strongly; & niece, Joan Rice. Survived by sis Helen Klonisky, Cairnbrook; nieces, Carol Andolina, w/o Edward, & family; Judith Brewer, w/o Thomas, & gnephew, Nicholas; nephews Randy Kiser, & family; James Strongosky & family; & Alan Klonisky, & family. Also survived by numerous other nieces & nephews. Family will receive friends 2-9 pm Fri at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., Downtown Office, 514 Somerset St., serv at 11 am Sat, Ron Welch officiating. Bur Daley Cem.

[NI063515] Stone in Daley Cem. no death date

[NI063533] Johnstown Trib-Demo 3/8/1998. VANATTA - Twila Ling, 79, Friedens, d Mar 6 1998, Somerset Hosp, b Jan 23 1919, Shade Twp, Somerset Co, d/o Howard & Eleanora (Small) Ling. Preceded in death by son, Byron; bros, Willard & Harold; & sis Oleta (Sechler) Flood. Survived by sons, Allen Fritz, Stoystown, & Harry Peter Vanatta, Washingtonville, NY. Sis of Merle R. Ling, Philadelphia; also no. of nieces & nephews; 2 gsons, Brian & Barry; ggdaug, Emily; & very good friend, Beatrice Woy, Friedens. Retired from Ceba Geigy, pharmaceutical co. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sun at Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, where serv will be at 10:30 am Mon, Pastor James R. Ling, officiating. Bur Buckstown Cem.

[NI063608] Johnstown Trib Aug 30 1939. AGED ROCKINGHAM MAN PASSES AWAY. Samuel Thomas, 80, Was Retired Farmer, Serv Sta Owner. CENTRAL CITY. Samuel Thomas, 80, one of Rockingham's best-kwn resids, d 1:30 am this morning at his home there after an extended illness. Mr. Thomas, farmer for many yrs, had operated a serv sta in Rockingham the past 15 yrs. He underwent an oper. in a Pittsburgh hosp 7 wks ago & apparently was on the rd to recovery at his home until a few dys ago when he suffered a stroke. Mr. Thomas was memb Berkey COB. Father of 12 chldn. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ida (Small) Thomas, & these chldn: Harry Thomas, Belle Vernon; Mrs. Samuel Koontz, Mrs. Harry Blough, Lowman Thomas & Mrs. Herbert Gearhart, all Central City; Mrs. Robert Findley & Mrs. John Shull, both Cairnbrook; Sylvester Thomas, Mrs. Charles Sheeders & Mrs. James Rafferty, all Johnstown; Mrs. David Gray, Beaverdale, & Mrs. Harold Steele, Windber. He was bro of Mrs. Sidney Hiner, Central City. Also surviving are 50 gchldn; 10 ggchldn. Funeral serv 2 pm Fri in Cairnbrook Luth Ch by Rev. John Graham, pastor Berkey COB, assisted by Rev. Edwin L. Clapper, pastor of Cairnbrook ch. Bur Graef's Cem under the direction of Charles Brumbaugh, Central City mortician.
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 20 June Willis L. Powell
138A 7 179 186 Thomas Samuel Head W M July 1839 40 M 17 PA PA PA Log Maker 1 Yes Yes Yes
Thomas Ida Wife W F Sept 1864 35 M 17 10 9 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
Thomas Harry Son W M Nov 1883 16 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer 3 Yes Yes Yes
Thomas Florence Dau W F May 1885 15 S PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
Thomas Amanda Dau W F Feb 1887 13 S PA PA PA 6 Yes Yes Yes
Thomas Sylvester Son W M Apr 1889 11 S PA PA PA 6 Yes Yes Yes
Thomas Daisy Dau W F Mar 1891 9 S PA PA PA 5
Thomas Lowinan Son W M Feb 1893 7 S PA PA PA 5
Thomas Freda Dau W F Nov 1894 5 S PA PA PA
Thomas Rhoda Dau W F Mar 1897 3 S PA PA PA
Thomas Dewey Son W M May 1899 1 S PA PA PA

[NI063655] Never married

[NI063699] Johnstown Trib-Demo 7/10/2001. RICE - Gloria E., 77, Richland Twp, d Jul 8 2001, Regional Hospice, Windber; b Aug 3 1923, Scalp Level, d/o Charles H. Jr. & Edith Belle (Thomas) Sheeder. Preceded in death by parents; husb Wallace "Jitters" Rice; sis T. Lois Allen; infant bro, Russell Dean; & niece, Mary Ann Lipsman. Survived by daugs, Linda, w/o Dennis Reighard; and Georgianne, w/o Melvin Foust Sr., both Johnstown; gchldn, Melvin Foust Jr., Jeffrey R. Foust, J. Charles Foust and Lisa Murphy; and great-grandson, Shane Murphy. Sis of C. Calvin Sheeder, Lady Lake, FL; & Barry L. Sheeder, Vinco. Formerly employed as a med asst at Windber Hosp. No public viewing. Pvt serv with Rev. Earl Crissman officiating. Pvt family bur at Richland Cem, Family is being serv by Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Family suggests donations to the Berkey COB in memory of Mrs. Rice.

[NI064003] At Conrad Beal's death in 1833 he is listed with 200 acres "more or less" adjoining land of Nicholas Beal , Greenville twp. Yr 1833 No. 34. Estate of BEAL, Conrad. Late of Greenville twp. Somerset Co. Date of death: (blank) Date of Letters of Appointment: Aug 5 1833. Name of executor, Admin, Guard,/Trustee: Jacob Cashe, Jr. Bonds recorded: Personal estate: Vol. 3, pge97. "Letters of Administration on the goods & chattels rights & credits which were of Conrad Beal late of Somerset co. deceased, granted to Jacob Cook, Jr. on 5 Aug 1833."

[NI064006] 1850 Census Summit Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Oct 1850 John H. Smith
20 75 75 Beal John 37 M Labourer PA
Beal Sarah 37 F PA
Beal Chauncy 13 M PA
Beal Dinah 12 F PA
Beal Ower 9 M PA
Beal David 3 M PA

[NI064012] 1850 Federal Census Summit Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on the 10 Oct 1850 by John H. Smith
18 42 42 Beaghley Elias K. 37 M Farmer 5,000 PA X Col. 11-3.
19 42 42 Beaghley Barbary 35 F PA
20 42 42 Beaghley Anna 14 F PA
21 42 42 Beaghley Abigail 13 F PA
22 42 42 Beaghley Mmelia * 9 F PA * As reported.
23 42 42 Beaghley Barbary 7 F PA
24 42 42 Beaghley William 5 M PA
25 42 42 Beaghley Sarah 3 F PA
26 42 42 Beaghley Eliza 1 F PA
27 42 42 Infelt Samuel 15 M Labourer PA

[NI064014] 1870 Federal Census Greenville Twp., Somerset Co., PA
15 Jul.1870 by John H. Lepley
20 9 9 Housel Solomon 34 M W Carpenter 600 200 PA
21 9 9 Housel Sally 33 F W Keeping House PA
22 9 9 Housel Mary E. 13 F W PA
23 9 9 Housel Arthur 12 M W PA
24 9 9 Housel Susanna 09 F W PA
25 9 9 Housel Bertha B. 07 F W PA
26 9 9 Housel Clara 04 F W PA
27 9 9 Housel Barbara E. 01 F W PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Solomon Housel State: PA Enumeration District: 0139 Color: W Age: 74 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0069 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01850765 Other Residents:
Wife Sallie 73, PA
Grandson Austin Friedlina 19, PA
Grandson Harry Yaist 18, PA

[NI064030] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Irvin Cook State: PA Enumeration District: 0167 Color: W Age: 42 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0271 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00660504 Other Residents:
Wife Maggie M 35, PA
Daughter Cordilla E 13, PA
Son Arthur L 11, PA
Son Milton R 08, PA
Daughter Emma P 06, PA

[NI064031] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harvey A Housel State: PA Enumeration District: 0146 Color: W Age: 31 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0198 Co.: Somerset, Meyersdale Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01850650 Other Residents:
Wife Allice E 29, PA
Son Clide A 08, PA
Dau. Lenon C 02, PA

[NI064034] 1870 census Greenville Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 5 Aug 1870 by John H. Lepley
5 66 61 Baer Elijah 35 M W Laborer . 100 Pennsylvania
6 66 61 Baer Mary 32 F W Keeping House Pennsylvania
7 66 61 Baer Clarissa 15 F W Pennsylvania
8 66 61 Baer Cimkia * 12 F W Pennsylvania
9 66 61 Baer Owen 08 M W Pennsylvania
10 66 61 Baer William 06 M W Pennsylvania
11 66 61 Baer Agnes 04 F W Pennsylvania
12 66 61 Baer Maggie 01 F W Pennsylvania

[NI064040] 7-28-1898 Jeremiah Bittner d at his home, Larimer on 21 July aged 57 yrs & a few dys. Funeral serv Sun 24th inst. by his pastor. Rev. Powell, Evangelical ch. Bur Ref Cem, White Oak.Mr. Bittner leaves besides his wife 1 son Frank, an unmarried daug, 4 m daugs, Mrs. G. W. Kahler, Mrs. Rev. J. L. Kennel, Mrs. G. W. Tressler,, & 1 whose name is ukwn to us. He was a farmer, & a upright, conscientious, patriotic & christian gentleman. The exceedingly large concourse of his fellow neighbors who followed his honored remains to their last resting place sufficiented attest his standing with them. He responed to his country's call to arms in the Rebellion & became a member of Co D. 87th PA Vols. He was a brave & efficent soldier, as well as a truly loyal citizen. Peace to his memory.
Jeremiah Bittner, drafted, served June 3, 1864 - June 29, 1865; born @1842 in Wurttenburg, Germanyy
1870 Census Larimer Twp., Somerset Co., PA Aug 29, 1870 By Lewis G. Dom.
5 38 38 Bittner Jeremiah 29 M W Laborer 100 PA
Bittner Elisabeth 26 F W Keeping House PA

[NI064050] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph G Beal State: PA Enumeration District: 0146 Color: W Age: 29 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0151 County: Somerset, Meyersdale Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00290227 Other Residents:
Wife Elda B 28, Pennsylvania
Son Joseph E 09, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mable M 06, Pennsylvania
Daughter Julia 03, Pennsylvania
Daughter Anna L NR, Pennsylvania

[NI064059] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph Bittner State: PA Enumeration District: 0143 Color: W Age: 55 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0121 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00270550 Other Residents:
Wife Drucilla 58, PA
Daughter Nannie 21, PA
Daughter Edna 22, PA
Son Irvin 17, PA
Funeral services for Joseph Bittner, 83, retired farmer of Larimer Twp, who d. last Fri. at his home after an extended illness, were held on Mon. in Temple Evan. Ch., near White Oak., with Rev. G.W. Sprinkle of Ellersly, Md., in charge. Bur. Ch. cem.

[NI064063] 1870 census Greenville Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 4 Aug 1870 by John H. Lepley
32 48 45 Beal David 51 M W Carpenter 200 100 Pennsylvania
33 48 45 Beal Elizabeth 38 F W Keeping House Pennsylvania
34 48 45 Beal Irindella 15 F W Pennsylvania
35 48 45 Beal Charles W. 11 M W Pennsylvania
36 48 45 Beal Mary A. 05 F W Pennsylvania

[NI064065] 1850 Federal Census Summit Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on the 11 Oct 1850 by John H. Smith
39 78 78 Arkley Andrew 32 M Merchnat PA X Col. 11-1.
40 78 78 Arkley Drusilla 29 F PA
41 78 78 Arkley Ann E. 6 F PA
42 78 78 Arkley John 5 M PA
1 78 78 Arkley William H. 3 M PA Handwritten page # 538.
2 78 78 Arkley Richard F. 1 M PA
3 78 78 Cook Elisabeth A. 16 F PA
4 78 78 Leaphart Barbary 16 F PA
5 78 78 Girdle George J. 21 M Tailor Germany

[NI064071] 1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 17 Aug 1850 John H. Smith
34 90 92 Cook Jacob 41 M Labourer PA
Cook Sarah 42 F PA
Cook Solomon 19 M Wagoner PA
Cook Elizabeth A. 16 F PA
Cook Lenah 14 F PA
Cook Noah 6 M PA
Cook Sam'l. 2 M PA

[NI064080] Record is to be found at Register House, Edinboro, Scotland.(Library ref. #77) 14 Mar 1819 Longforgan Kirk Session Record. The Kirk Session having met, & being enstituted by prayer, all members present, appeared Elizabeth Roger, an unmarried woman in the parish of Liff, who voluntarily & judicially confessed that she brought forth chld about a fortnight ago, & that Peter Small, coachman at Castle Huntly was the father of said child - that she was at Kin Fauns sometime before the child was begotten & was Peter Small there, who desired her to come to Forgan Market, & he would pay her fare - that she accordingly came to said Market, which was in June last, & met with him there. That when he was conveying her home, they went into the Fer Park & he was guilty with her there, - & that the sun was set at the time. She was exhorted to tell nothing but the truth, to which she replied that she had done so. The said Peter Small being at the door, was called in, & the woman's accusation being read over to him, he denied that he was ever guilty with her, but acknowledged that he went into the Park with her, at the time before mentioned, & attempted her chastity but she resisted him, & would not let him have carnal connection with her, that he gave her 2 shillings & some sweeties, & offered her another 2 shillings if she would allow him the use of her body, which she refussed - the woman persisting in accusing him as the father of her child, & he still denying. The session dismissed them, & summoned them to attend next Lord'd day (to take responsibility for his actions.) 22 Mar 1819 (pg 127) Note - Small & Roger did not attend the session last Lord's Day, on account of Small having settled with the woman for the child & thus acknowledging him self the father of it. 28 Mar 1819 Peter Small was rebuked for his sin of fornication with Elizabeth Roger & absolved from the scandal. 11 Apr 1819 (pg 128) The session being constituted appeared Elizabeth Roger & was rebuked for her sin of fornication with Ptere Small, & absolved from the scandal. Note - her penalty is included in what the man paid. 10 May 1819 Peter Small paid 1 shilling for the seat in the kirk. 2 Aug 1819 (pg 138) To marriage pawns from Peter Small & Isobell Rattray 3 shillings 6 pence. Members of the session: Col. George Paterson, Esq. of Castle Huntly; Mr. John Mather, for Rt. Hon. Lord Kinnaird; Mr. Thomas Drum, of Newton; Rev. Adam Cairns, minister; Peter Forbes, elder.

[NI064082] 1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 16, 15 Jun 1880
437B 15 138 143 Bebley Abraham W M 24 Laborer PA PA PA
437B 16 138 143 Bebley Mary J. W F 24 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
437B 17 138 143 Bebley Clara W F 4 Daughter PA PA PA
437B 18 138 143 Bebley Cora A. W F 2 Daughter PA PA PA
437B 19 138 143 Bebley Minnie W F 5/12 Jan. Daughter PA PA PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 6 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
130A 24 37 40 Pebley Abraham Head W M Oct 1855 44 M 24 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O F F 35
130A 25 37 40 Pebley Mary J. Wife W F Oct 1855 44 M 24 4 4 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
130A 26 37 40 Pebley Oliver Son W M Mar 1883 17 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes
130A 27 37 40 Lowry Minnie Dau W F Jan 1880 19 M 1/12 0 0 PA PA PA House Keeper 0 Yes Yes Yes

[NI064084] 1850 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA John J. Schell
216-111 Bepley, Michael 27 M Farmer PA
Rachel 27 F PA
David 4 M PA
Elisabeth 2 F PA
Jacob 1 M PA
Spicher, Jacob 22 M Laborer PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
231 248 PEPLEY Michael 37 M Farmer 1200 150 PA
Rachel 38 F PA
David 14 M PA.
Elizabeth 12 F PA.
Jacob 11 M PA.
Sarah 9 F PA.
John 7 M PA.
Jeramiah 6 M PA
Abraham 4 M PA
Jonathan 2 F PA
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
19 165 166 Bebly Michael 47 M W farmer 3,000 1,000 Pa
Bebly Rachel 48 F W wife Pa
Bebly Elisabeth 22 F W dom. servant Pa
Bebly Jacob 21 M W farm labr Pa
Bebly Sarah 19 F W at home Pa
Bebly John 17 M W at home Pa
Bebly Jeremiah 15 M W at home Pa
Bebly Abraham 13 M W at home Pa
Bebly Jonathan 10 M W at home Pa
Bebly Jane 9 F W at home Pa
Bebly Juli Ann 7 F W at home Pa
Bebly Henry 3 M W at home Pa
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O. W. Williamson Pg 21, 21 Jun 1880
440A 1 180 190 Bebley Michael W M 57 Farmer PA PA PA Page 21 dated 21 June 1880
Bebley Rachel W F 54 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Bebley Jane W F 19 Daughter PA PA PA
Bebley Julia W F 17 Daughter PA PA PA
Bebley Henry W M 14 Son PA PA PA

[NI064136] Founded the Meek Funeral Home in 1902 when he came to Windber, PA from OH & purchased William H. Smith furniture & undertaking business. He move to 1312 Graham Ave. in 1909. The old building was destroyed by fire in 1919 & the present structure erected the following year. Upon retiring in 1930 his son Walter took over the business until his unexpected death in 1965 at the age of 76. It is operated by Marlin G. Meek, son of Walter, and Marlin G. Meek II.

[NI064138] One of the earliest settlers in the Allegheny mountains.
1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov by Henry Cook
8 36 37 RIPPLE John 47 M Farmer PA
9 36 37 RIPPLE Sarah 44 F PA
10 36 37 RIPPLE Sarah 18 F PA
11 36 37 RIPPLE Catharine 17 F PA
12 36 37 RIPPLE Elizabeth 15 F PA
13 36 37 RIPPLE Samuel 13 M PA
14 36 37 RIPPLE John 12 M PA
15 36 37 RIPPLE Jacob 10 M PA
16 36 37 RIPPLE Julia A. 6 F PA
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 10 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
10 69 64 Ripple John 69 M W farmer 500 Pa
11 69 64 Ripple Sally 65 F W wife Pa

[NI064140] Operates an independent insurance agency. He also opened a real estate office in 1952 in conjunction with his insur. business.

[NI064146] After their marriage in Blair Co., PA in 1850, they became the parents of Mary Jane, Lyda, & Elizabeth. The Moses' kept a small inn near the termination of the eastern division of the PA Canal at Hollidaysburg. One night, after a careless guest upset an oil lamp, the log tavern burned to the ground & the family was homeless. The yr was 1855. Jacob had heard so much about the fertile OH country that he decided to move West. Mr. & Mrs. Moses settled on a small rented farm & 5 more chldn were b. After Sarah Ellen came Phoebe Anne (Annie) on Aug 13 1860, & later John & Hulda. There is now ample evidence that Annie Oakley's ggmother, Susan Clapper, had a sis. Amelia (Emily) who m. Jacob Wise. Jacob & Emily were the parents of Susan Wise who became Annie Oakley's mother. There must be hundreds, or even thousands, of people who lived in Blair Co. who can claim relationship to the small girl (five feet tall) with a gun that could not miss.

[NI064148] Annie Oakley was b. on 13 Aug 1860 in Darke Co., OH. The 5th dau. of Jacob & Susan Moses, the Quaker family had migrated to OH after the family tavern in Hollidaysburg, PA burned. Jacob Moses d. of pneumonia in 1866. For the next several yrs, Annie helped her family by trapping & performing chores on the family farm. At the age of 8 or 9, she went to live with the Superintendent's family at the county poor farm. At one point during her stay at the poor farm, she was "lent out" to a local farm family as a servant. According to her autobiography, this family abused her mentally & physically. After 2 yrs, she ran back to the poor farm & remained there until she was 13 or 14. While there, she learned to sew & received an education. When Annie returned to her family, she found that they had been suffering through a very difficult period. Annie's mother had remarried but this 2nd husb. d. after leaving her with a new child. Annie's mother then married a 3rd time. Even with this remarriage, the family finances were not very good & the family was on the verge of losing their farm. Upon Annie's return home, she used her father's old KY rifle to hunt small game for resale in Greenville & hotels & restaurants in northern OH. Prior to leaving for the poor farm, she had been trapping game & had taught herself how to use the rifle. Annie was so successful at hunting that she was able to pay the entire mortgage on the family farm with the money she had earned from the sale of her game. In her biography she notes "Oh, how my heart leaped with joy as I handed the money to mother & told her that I had saved enough to pay it off!" At the time, she was 15. As a result of her accurate shooting & prolific production, Annie gained a reputation in the region. She was particularly noted for her ability to place the shot in the head of the animal so as to leave the meat unspoiled by the shotgun pellets or bullets. One consequence of her ability was an invitation from one customer, the owner of a hotel in Cincinnati, to participate in a shooting contest near that city against a well-known marksman, Frank E. Butler. Butler was in Cincinnati on a tour with several other marksmen. While on tour, Butler always offered a challenge to local shooters, claiming that he could outshoot "anything then living, save Carver or Bogardus." She agreed to the competition &, along with a bro., put up $50.00 as an entry fee. Butler is reported to have laughed when he learned that the young woman was to be his local competition. However, she won the match with 25 shoots out of 25 attempts. Mr. Butler missed one of his shoots. The two shooters began a relationship that resulted in marriage on 23 Aug 1876. Annie Oakley & Frank Butler 1st appeared in a show together on 1 May 1882. Butler's usual partner was taken ill & Annie filled in by holding objects for Frank to shoot at & also doing some of her own shooting. It was at this time that Annie adopted the stage name of Oakley. In private, she was always Mrs. Frank Butler. For the next couple of yrs, the Butlers traveled across the country giving shooting exhibitions with their dog, George, as an integral part of the act. It was at a performance in Mar 1884 in St. Paul, MN, that Annie befriended Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull, the victor over George Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876, was impressed with Annie's shooting & with her appearance & manner. She was only 5 foot tall & always appeared on stage & in public in modest clothes & was always sure of herself & her position. Sitting Bull arranged to meet Annie Oakley, & after many long conversations, Sitting Bull adopted her. In his mind, Sitting Bull was replacing a daughter lost after Little Big Horn with Annie, whom he called "Little Sure Shot." Later in life, Annie Oakley would use this name, "Little Sure Shot," as part of the advertising for her shooting skills, particularly when she was with the wild west shows. This was the 1st step in the close identification of Annie Oakley with the wild west of fact & fiction. In fact, Annie was an OH girl & had never been part of the settlement of the west. Butler used the relationship with Sitting Bull in some advertising material after their meeting but the relationship did not continue for long at that time. Later, it would become an important part of Annie Oakley's life & the lore that developed around her in later life & after her death. In 1884, the Butlers joined the Sells Brothers Circus as "champion rifle shots." They stayed with the circus for that 1 season. Although the Sells Bro.s Circus was successful & competed against some of the larger shows such as Barnum & Bailey, Butler & Oakley felt that the working conditions were not safe. At one point, Oakley led a protest against unsafe equipment. Butler & Oakley left the Sells Bro.s Circus after 1 season. After a brief period on their own, Butler & Oakley joined "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." They had been rejected on their 1st attempt to join the "Wild West" because the show already had an impressive collection of champion shooters, Captain Adam H. Bogardus & his sons. However, Bogardus left the show in 1885 & Oakley & Butler were signed to replace him. This was a significant turning point in Annie Oakley's life & in her relationship with Butler. Until this time either Butler had received top billing or they had shared the limelight. However, with the "Wild West," Oakley was the star. It was her name that was on the advertising posters as "Champion Markswoman." From this time forward, Butler was her manager & assistant; Annie Oakley was the star. However, in private & off the stage, she was always Mrs. Frank Butler. Oakley & Butler prospered with the "Wild West" & stayed with it until 1901. The "Wild West" was a unique production that played to audiences all over the world. 1st popular in the US, the production was designed to showcase the talents & stories of Buffalo Bill Cody & his band of cowboys, scouts, & Indians. Many of the performers in his production had been with Buffalo Bill during his adventures in the west, others had become legends of their own because of dime novels or because they were true historical figures. William F. Cody or Buffalo Bill, as he was mostly known, had been a part of the Amer. West since the beginning.He made his 1st effort at show business in 1882, organizing a show in NE for the 4th of July. The next yr, he organized a show for the summer season titled "The Wild West, Hon. W.F. Cody & Dr. W.F. Carver's Rocky Mountain & Prairie Exhibition." The next yr, with a new partner, Nate Salsbury, Cody opened a new show "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." This show would continue to play to audiences across the continent & the world until Buffalo Bill sold the production in 1913. The 2nd yr that Oakley & Butler were with the show, Buffalo Bill took the entire production on a tour of Europe. It was during this tour that Oakley & Butler learned a great deal about showmanship & that Oakley's reputation as a sharpshooter & as a lady was highlighted. The production was going to England to participate in the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign as Queen of the British Empire. When the show opened in May 1887, Oakley was the subject of a considerable press following because of her shooting skills. At the same time, the English newspapers began to embellish Oakley's western background. She also received a great number of invitations to social events & to hunting & shooting events. She received large numbers of presents & tokens, especially on her This tour also helped Oakley increase her growing collection of shooting medals, awards, & trophies. When the "Wild West" returned to Europe, Oakley had become a seasoned performer with many tricks in her presentation. When they arrived in France in 1889, Oakley had star billing. They remained in Paris for a 6-month exhibition & then traveled to other parts of France, Italy, & Spain. When they returned to the US in 1890, the performers of the "Wild West" were greeted with the news that, according to U.S. Census figures, the frontier west or Wild West was a piece of history, the victim of increasing population density. During the next decade the "Wild West" & Annie Oakley toured the world to offer Amer.s & others a look at the wild west. Buffalo Bill often used the phrase "a visit West in 3 hrs to see scenes that have cost thousands their lives to view" as part of this advertising. Buffalo Bill expanded the production to include scenes from the western experience. These included stage robberies, gun fights, Indian raids, military engagements, & exhibitions of the crafts required to survive in the west. During all of this period, Oakley was a featured performer, usually 2nd on the program. She was especially popular with women & was used by Buffalo Bill to demonstrate that shooting was not harmful & that the extensive gunfights & other shooting exhibitions were not too intense for women & chldrn. With all of her success & travels, Oakley wanted another side of life for herself & her husb., a permanent house. In 1892, she & Butler bought property in Nutley, NJ, about 13 mi.s south of NY City. They lived in the house between tours. Sometimes the house was rented during their longer travels. Oakley & Butler both acknowledged that they enjoyed home ownership but that Oakley was not a housekeeper & was not happy having servants & not being in control of her domestic arrangements. They finally sold the house in Nutley in 1904. It was demolished in 1937. One event, which is worth noting during this period, is Oakley's performance in an early film. Buffalo Bill & Thomas Edison were good friends. Edison had personally designed the electrical plant for the "Wild West," claimed to the largest in the world at the time. In 1894, Edison had Buffalo Bill & 15 of his Indians appeared in an Edison film. Later, Oakley would demonstrate her shooting skills for Edison. He was particularly interested in the potential for his cameras to follow the flight of a bullet. Edison had these films made into nickelodeons. Oakley & Butler's period of home ownership & their desire for a change in the extensive travel required by the "Wild West" caused them to leave the show in 1901. Oakley continued to perform & eventually joined another wild west show, "The Young Buffalo Show" in 1911. Another reason for them to have left the "Wild West" was a 1901 train accident that injured her back. She required 5 operations on her spine to correct the injuries. During this period, Butler signed a contract as a representative for the Union Metallic Cartridge Co. in CT. This was a position that allowed both Butler & Oakley to make endorsements for the co. & to continue their shooting exhibitions. Finally, in 1913, the couple retired from the arena & settled down in Cambridge. During their yrs with the "Wild West" & while on their own, Oakley & Butler had been careful with their money. They had also made large sums of money. A significant portion of that income had been sent to Annie's family in OH, particularly to her mother & her nieces & nephews. She had also sent money to orphans & to others that had come into her life. Annie was so generous with free passes to her shows that this type of pass is known in the theater as an "Annie Oakley." During their travels with the "Wild West" & with the "Young Buffalo Show" Oakley & Butler had been to Cambridge on MD's Eastern Shore. Butler had liked the rural location & the hunting potential & had suggested that they retire to the community. Butler described Cambridge as a town with " 4 banks, several fine churches, but no saloons." They bought several properties in Cambridge, the 1st in 1912, & the 2nd in 1913. The latter purchase consisted of 2 lots & would include the lot on which they built their retirement home. Annie Oakley had considerable design advice to provide the builders. The rooms were to be square with no projecting closets & the sink & work areas in the kitchen were to be suitable for a 5-foot woman. The unusual plaster cove cornice in the diningroom was also, most likely, a suggestion from her because it is not common to other early 20th century houses in Cambridge. There is little information on the furnishings of the house beyond photographs of Oakley & Butler sitting on casual furniture on their front porch. One visitor did note that "she'd placed her trophies here & there around the house & piled her scrapbooks on a table." During their retirement in Cambridge, the Butlers hunted & fished. Frank Butler referred to Cambridge as a "sportsman's paradise" & wrote a poem about the Eastern Shore of MD & its people. Both Butler & Oakley invited their friends to Cambridge for the hunting & fishing. They apparently had many responses to their offers. At one point, Annie Oakley wrote to Amer. Field that "While there has been a great deal of game bagged here, I am pleased to say that there is plenty left over. When I say that there were more than 1,700 game licenses taken out in this county, the reader can imagine the amount of hunting that was done." The Butlers were popular with the local community. Several residents remember the Butlers walking through town & corresponded with Annie Oakley after she left the community. Annie gave shooting exhibitions at the Dorchester Co. Fair & helped raise money for the fair. The Butler's also spent time at the Alfred I. du Pont estate just outside of Cambridge. Du Pont & other wealthy sportsman had hunting preserves in the surrounding countryside, a tradition that remains today. While in Cambridge, Annie Oakley wrote her 1st autobiography. Titled Powders I have Used, it was published in 1914 by the Du Pont Powder Co. She also wrote articles for sportsmen's & other magazines on the pleasures of shooting & hunting & encouraged other women to take up the sport. She also continued to encourage women to learn to shoot as a means of self defense. While in Cambridge, the Butlers welcomed a new member into their family, their dog Dave. Named for a friend Dave Montgomery, of the comedy team of Montgomery & Stone, Dave was to be a constant companion to the Butlers until his death. When they returned to the arena, Dave was to become an important part of the act. One of the most well-known tricks was for Annie to shoot an apple from the top of Dave's head. There are numerous photographs & advertising pieces commemorating that particular trick. Although life was pleasant for the Butlers in Cambridge, Annie found it difficult to settle down. She was quoted as saying "I went all to pieces under the care of a home." Her husb. is said to have made the statement that "She was a rotten housekeeper. Her record in this dept was 7 cooks in 5 days." After about a yr of retirement, Annie became somewhat restless. As a cure, Butler took her & her niece, Fern, for a motor trip across the country. While on the tour in 1915, they came upon Buffalo Bill. He had sold his production in 1913 & was performing in others' shows. During their retirement, the Butlers began to travel south, particularly to Leesburg, FL & to Pinehurst, NC for shooting & hunting. While they enjoyed Leesburg, Annie found the bugs unpleasant. As a result, the Butlers began to spend more time in Pinehurst. There they found an active social life at the resort & found that they were in demand for shooting & hunting exhibitions & that there was a large demand, especially among the women, for shooting lessons. During 1915 & 1916, the Butlers traveled between Pinehurst, Cambridge, & Newcastle-by-the-Sea, NH. The later was a small resort owned by the owner of their hotel in Pinehurst. Finally, in 1917, the Butlers sold their home in Cambridge & moved to Pinehurst. That same yr, Buffalo Bill Cody died. Annie Oakley wrote a long eulogy for him & for the passing of the wild west era. With Buffalo Bill gone, Annie Oakley continued to press on with her own career. Although she did not return to the traveling arena, she continued to give performances & to remind people how she had fought for her right as a woman to compete with men & to be a performer. She also took great care to remind her fans that she had always been careful to be a lady & to act & dress as such. She & Butler were often unhappy about the costumes & manners of performers in other shows & would never associate with them. However, Annie also made a great effort to make a distinction between her efforts for women's rights & the woman's suffrage movement. When the US was pulled into WW I, Annie Oakley offered to raise a regiment of woman volunteers to fight in the war. She had made the same offer during the Spanish- American War. At neither time was that offer accepted. She also offered to teach marksmanship to the troops. She did travel across the country for the Nat'l War Council of the Young Men's Christian Assc. & War Camp community Service. At stops at training camps, she gave shooting demonstrations. She also raised money for the Red Cross. The Butlers' dog, Dave, became the "Red Cross Dog" by sniffing out donations of cash hidden in handkerchiefs. After the war, the Butlers returned to Pinehurst. They continued to give shooting exhibitions & lessons to the guests at the hotel in which they stayed. In 1922, Annie began to make plans for a comeback. She performed before 100,000 people in Brockton, MS. She also attracted crowds in NY & other major cities. In addition, she had plans to star in a motion picture. Unfortunately, at the end of the yr, she & Butler were severely injured in an auto accident. The next yr their dog, Dave, was killed in an auto accident in Leesburg. Annie took almost 1 1/2 yrs to recover from her injuries. By 1924, she was performing & setting new records. Unfortunately, her recovery did not last long. By 1925, she was frail & in poor health. She & Butler moved to her hometown in OH so that they could be near to her family. They attended shooting matches in the local area & Oakley began to write out some of her memoirs. These were published by newspapers across the country. Finally, in 1926, the Butlers died. She d. on Nov 3 & Butler d. Nov 21. Both d. of natural causes after a long & adventuresome life. Annie Oakley, a champion shooter & star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West, is remembered as a western folk hero & Amer. legend. She has been the subject of numerous books. Television shows, movies, & stage plays have been written about her life & her exploits with a gun. Some of those are fictionalized accounts. Others are more accurate. However, the myths & legends that have developed around Annie Oakley have become somewhat more important that the actual facts, which are considerable in their own right. Among the most famous are the various movie & stage productions of Annie Get Your Gun. Also, well known is the 1950s television show Annie Oakley & Tagg. There are several museums that contain artifacts from Annie Oakley. The Garst Museum in Greenville, OH has a considerable collection of Annie Oakley materials that she left with various relatives in the area. The Nutley Historical Society in Nutley, NJ has additional material. Also, the Dorchester Co. Public Library & the Dorchester Co. Historical Society in Cambridge, MD have Annie Oakley collections. There is also a great deal of material on Annie Oakley & on the Wild West Shows at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY

[NI064158] Mrs. Mary Hay-Meese b. in Somerset[sic] co., PA, Oct 21 1820 & d. at Mingo, IA. Sep 22 1903, age 82 yrs, 11 mos & 1 day. She was m. to Mr. G. D. Meese Oct 25 1846. To them were born 10 chldrn, 2 of whom preceded her to the spirit world, also her husb. who d. Dec 4 1896. They moved to Iowa & settled in Wasington twp, Polk co. in 1868. To this family are added 23 grnd chldrn & 7 grt grnd chldrn. Mrs. Meese was a member of a family of 8 chldrn of which only 1 bro. now remains, Peter Hay, of Jasper co., IA. She leaves these & 7 dau.s & 1 son with many friends to mourn her loss. She was converted in her youth & joined the Reformed Lutheran church in which faith she lived & died. She was of a quiet nature & lived peaceably with her neighbors & friends & was very much devoted to her chldrn, who I believe made her feel at home among them. They revered & loved her & tried to make her last days happy & restful for which God will reward them, for His command to chldrn carries a rich promise, "Honor thy father & thy mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." I have had the pleasure of meeting & her & talking to her concerning her faith & experience in Christ, & found her hopeful & confident of her heavenly home. The funeral was conducted by the undersigned from the Buena Vista church, where a large congregation of Mingo & many of the people of the surrounding community assembled. The sermon was preached from Hebrews 4:9, after which we proceeded to the Brethren Cem. where the remains were laid to rest. VIRGIL URBINO"

[NI064159] 1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 2 Aug 1850 by J. J. Schell
9 79 83 Meese George, Jr. 30 MFarmer 2,000 PA .
10 79 83 Meese Mary 29 F.PA .
11 79 83 Meese Henry W. 2 M.PA .
12 79 83 Meese Susan M. 1 F.PA.
13 79 83 Meese Louisa M. 1 F.PA
14 79 83 Roop Elisabeth 14 F.PA
D. in Washington twp, Polk Co., IA, Dec 4 1896, of catarrh of the stomach, George D. Meese aged 77 yrs, 11 mos & 22 dys. Mr. Meese was b. in Somerset co., PA , Dec 12 1818. On Oct. 25, 1846 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Hay, who still survives him. To them were b. 10 chldrn, 2 of whom preceded him to the other world. Those living are H. W. Meese, of Maxwell, Mrs. A. W. Witmer & Mrs. A. L. Rumbaugh, of Mingo, Mrs. Wm. M. Clark, of Dallas Center, Mrs. James Eatwell & Mrs. Robert Gardner, of near Maxwell, Mrs. S. E. Harter & Mrs. Albert Eatwell of Zearing. He moved with his family to IA, 1868 locating on the farm where he d. He has lived there since that time with the exception of a few yrs spent at Dallas Center. Mr. Meese was a very hearty rugged man who never knew much sickness until 2 yrs ago he has a light paralytic stroke combined with catarrh of the stomach, from which he rallied but never fully recovered. On Nov. 28 he was taken down & on Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. he died. A few dys before he d. he told the chldrn that he could not get well & asked them to be good to their mother & not mourn for him as he was going to a better world. All was well with him & he was ready to go. The funeral was held at the Dunkard church on Dec. 6, Mr. H. H. Troup delivered the discourse. Burried Dunkard cem. The pall bearers were H. Low, F. Pike, J. Kopf, W. Enfield, A. V. Sager, & J. Hochstetler. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in this neighborhood notwithstanding that many of the old people were unable to attend owing to the inclemency of the weather. CARD OF THANKS Mrs. Mary Meese & chldrn desire to thank their neighbors & friends who generously gave of their help & sympathy in their late bereavement.

[NI064164] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Wm Holsapple Age: 21 State: PA Color: W;W Enumeration District: 0153 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0050 County: Somerset Relation: Boarder Other Residents: Head of Household Simon Shaffer

[NI064168] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Georte Critchfield State: PA Enumeration District: 0129 Color: W Age: 56 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0187 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00900732 Other Residents:
Wife Phoebe 51, PA
Son Ephiam 25, PA
Son Robert 19, PA
Son Howard 16, PA
Son Vinton 14, PA
Daughter Jane 11, PA
GEORGE L. CRITCHFIELD, 86 d. Sun 2:15 p.m., at the residence of his son-in-law & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. William Cook on East Main street following an illness of 7 mths of complications. Mr. Critchfield was b. in Milford Twp & spent his entire life in this Co. He was a son of Joseph & Phoebe Cunningham Critchfield. His wife, Mrs. Phoebe Critchfield passed away 7 yrs ago & he is survived by the following chldrn: Mrs. S. H. Mostollar, Somerset; Mrs. Harry Pyle, Milford Twp; Mrs. Charles Miller, Hartsville, OH, Mrs. Cook mentioned above, R. E. Critchfield, Akron, OH; V. R. Critchfield, Rockwood; Mrs. Earl Ludlow, Akron, OH. 3 dau.s & a son preceded him in death. He is also survived by 1 bro., Calvin Critchfield, Somerset; 25 gchildren; 25 ggchildren & 3 gggchildren. The funeral will be conducted at the Cook residence Tue. at 3 pm by Rev. Dr. I. Hess Wagner, pastor of Trinity Luth. Ch. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cem., Milford Twp. will be directed by Walter S. Hoffman, Somerset mortician. Somerset Daily American 24 Jun 1940.

[NI064172] Percy ran away to join the circus & learned how to walk the slack wire without a net.

[NI064174] History of Peter OTT (Son of Johannes Peter OTT) B.: 12 Aug 1832, Niederkleen, Valley Of River Lahn, Coblentz D.: 21 Jan 1890, Somerset Co., PA Burial: 23 Jan 1890, Mt. Zion Luth. Cem., Somerset Co. Occ: Owned a lumber mill Rel: Lutheran Some of the following information was contained in an article dealing with the Ott family from Germany published in the Era, a section of the Johnstown Trib. This article was written by Patricia M. Shaffer & published Tue., June 27 1989. Peter Ott was b. on Aug 12 1832 in the the Valley of the River Lahn in a village called Niederkleen, near Coblentz, Germany. When he was 17 yrs old, his family left Germany to settle in the US so that the young men in the family would not be conscripted into the Army. The family had friends in Somerset Co. in Paint Twp, so they settled there. They lived for a time with the Naugle family, their friends from Germany, but soon a farm was purchased & a lovely home was built for the family. When he was 24 Peter m. Mary, the dau. of Benjamin Miller who owned the adjoining farm. In Mar 1859 Peter Ott, Sr. sold his 44 acres to his son Peter, Jr, although he remained on the land until his death. Peter, Jr. farmed & also ran a sawmill & planing mill on the farm & turned it into quite a thriving business. In 1883 Peter & his sons, Daniel & David, were engaged in the contracting & building business & erected a great number of houses in Johnstown. In 1885 they build a large mill on the line of the Somerset & Cambria RR which was operated very successfully. Peter Ott was a well-educated man who had good schooling in Prussia. He read & wrote both German & English & was very good at arithmetic. He was an accomplished carpenter who made some beautiful pieces of furniture which remains in the family today. From the autobiography of Daniel Ott I learned that Peter Ott was an active member of the English Evangelical Church at Scalp Level, & he & his son, Daniel, gave land for the building of a new church, then took responsibility for the majority of the actual building of the church. When Peter Ott was almost 58 yrs old, he fell from a load of hay which he was bringing from his home in Paint Twp, Somerset Co., to his son, Daniel, in Johnstown. His face was badly cut, but the worst injury was to the spinal cord. He did not lose consciousness, but was paralyzed. There was some hope of his recovering, but he grew worse on January 20, & it was evident that he was dying. He slipped into unsciousness & d. quietly in his sleep on January 21, 1890, age 57 years 5 months and 9 days. (This information was contained in his obit in the Johnstown Trib, dated January 22, 1890) Spouse: Mary MILLER B.: 9 Dec 1838, Somerset Co., PA D.: 13 Apr 1925, Johnstown PA Father: Benjamin MILLER (1816-1888) Mother: Elizabeth MEYERS (1820-1880) Marr: 7 Jun 1856, Somerset Co., PA By Peter Leve J. P. Children: Daniel E. (1858-1946) Caroline (1859-1904) David (1861-) Noah (1863-) Charles (1866-) Elizabeth Anne (1868-) Mahlon (1871-) Mary A. (1873-) George (1875-1881) Amanda (1878-1881)
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Jun 1870 H. J. Boyts
34 132 128 Ott Peter 38 M W farmer 4,000 Prusia
Ott Mary 33 F W wife Pa
Ott Daniel 12 M W At Home Pa
Ott Caroline 10 F W At Home Pa
Ott David 8 M W At Home Pa
Ott Noah 6 M W At Home Pa
Ott Charles 4 M W At Home Pa
Ott Lesie A 2 F W At Home Pa

[NI064175] History of Johannes Peter OTT Birth: 13 Mar 1798, Niederkleen , Coblentz, Germany Death: 28 Mar 1875, Paint Twp, Somerset Co., PA Burial: Mt. Zion Luth. Cem., Somerset Co. Occ: Owned a saw mill Reli: Luth. Father: Johannes Georg OTT (1765-1836) Mother: Anna Elizabetha KRELL. Johann Peter Ott was b. on Mar 13 1798 in the Valley of the River Lahn, in the little village of Niederkleen, near the eastern boundary of the Rhine Province of Prussia in the District of Coblentz, Germany. In his bap. record from the Luth Church in Niederkleen the following is contained: "In the yr 1798. Place of Birth: Niederkleen. Names of the Chldrn & Parents: Johann Peter Ott, son of Johann Georg Ott & his w. Anna Elisabetha nee Krell. Baptismal sponsors: 1) Johann Peter Altenheimer of Cleeberg; 2) Katharine Nagel, legitimate unmarried dau. of Johann Nagel of here; Johann Peter Haub, also of here. Day of b. the 13th of Mar. Bap.: the 18th of the same mo." (This Johann Nagel is most probably descended from the John Naugel with whom the Otts lived upon coming to this country.) On Oct 12 1826 Johann Peter m. Anna Elizabeth Zorb, b. in the same village on Mar l4 1803. In the records of the Luth. Church of Niederkleen the following record is contained: "Place of birth, Place of Residence - Niederkleen. Names of Those Married & their Parents - 1826, Peter Ott, legitimate son of the master carpenter here Georg Ott, & Anna Elisabetha, legitimate dau. of the citizen here Peter Zorb. Proclamations: Proclaimed 3 times. Day of Marriage - 12 Oct 1826." They lived & reared their family in Niederkleen. The family included 6 sons & 1 dau.; John, Charles, Peter, Henry, Frederick, William & Katherine. The family farmed small pieces of land & raised their own provisions which was the common procedure in the rural villages of Germany. In the spring of 1850 Johann Peter realized that as his sons matured, they would be compelled to enter the military service of the Kingdom; this was the law in Prussia. To avoid his sons' conscription, Johann Peter, his wife, & their chldrn immigrated & left for Amer. It was not an easy decision to make to come to Amer., to leave their friends & family & to go so far away. They knew the journey would be long & dangerous & they also were aware that they would probably never see their relatives & friends again. Could their 12-yr-old son Frederick & their 7-yr-old Catherine endure the trip? And there was son, John, & w., Anna, who were expecting their 2nd child, & little Frederick who was just 2 yrs old. Johann Peter was 51 yrs old at the time. After great farewell celebrations which their friends & neighbors held for them, the Ott family set out for Belgian Antwerp. From Antwerp, they sailed on a 2-masted vessel named Odensia. Their voyage was so stormy that 1 of the ship's masts was blown from the vessel. Their danger was so grave that their hopes of reaching Amer. dimmed. On June 1, 1850 aboard the Odensia John's wife gave birth to a son, Charles, the 2nd grandchild of Johann Peter & Elizabeth. After 11 wks of hazardous sailing, the Odensia reached its destination. The Ott family arrived in New York on July 7, 1850. Not one of the Odensia passengers had died during the voyage. The city presented a frightening scene to them, for it was so different from their rural Rhineland village. They were delayed at the custom Office until the officials their found them safe to go to their destination in PA. By correspondence, previous plans had been made to join the John Naugle family who had preceded the Ott family to Amer. The Naugle family had settled in Somerset Co., PA, & the Otts left New York immediately for PA. When Johannes Peter & Elizabeth Ott received word of the wonderful new homeland, they wrote back saying they would come if they had a w. for their son, Karl (Charles). The arranged marriage took place between Karl and Mary Naugle as soon as the Otts arrived in Somerset Co. The journey to PA included travel over the PA Canal from Columbia Co. to Hollidaysburg in Blair Co., then by the Portage RR to Johnstown. From Johnstown, the Otts drove overland to the Naugle home in Somerset Co. The Ott family lived for an indefinite time with the Naugle family until Johann Peter purchased a large farm (444 acres & 44 perches) on Shade Creek which is known as Camp Hamilton & is located in Paint Twp. (Formerly the Univ. of Pittsburgh used this site for a football training camp; later the Windber School Board purchased the site for its training camp). The old home site is still evident & well-maintained. The family arrived just in time to be recorded in the census of 1850, the 1st census which lists the names of all household members. Peter Ott Sr. is listed as age 52, occupation carpenter; his 2 sons John & Peter are listed as carpenters; son Carl was a shoemaker, & Henry, although only 16 was a laborer; John, the eldest son was age 22, & his wife, Anna, age 19, son Frederick, b. in Germany, age 2, & Charles b. on the ocean were all part of the household of Peter Ott, Sr. Henry Baker, a sawmiller, b. in Germany, was also in the household. The chldrn m. & created homes for themselves. John moved to Johnstown in 1885. Charles, Henry & Frederick settled on farms not too far distant from their father's farm. After William & Katherine m., they moved to Johnstown. In 1859 Johann Peter sold his farm to his son, Peter. However, Johann Peter continued to live on the Homestead until his death in 1875. He was 76 yrs old when he d. Johann's wife, Elizabeth, lived at the farm until the last 3 yrs of her life during which time she was an invalid. She came to Johnstown to live with her dau,, Katherine Ott Gerhardt on Horner St. In 1886 Elizabeth Zorb Ott d. at the age of 83. When the Civil War came in 1860, Charles, Henry & Frederick volunteered. This is rather ironical since their father brought his sons to Amer. to escape conscription. Frederick was wounded - he received a bullet in his elbow. He received this injury in the battle of Petersburg, VA. The 3 bro.s returned to their homes after the war ended. Spouse: Anna Elizabeth ZORB B.: 14 Mar 1803, Niederkleen, Coblentz, Germany D.: 28 Mar 1885, Johnstown, PA Father: Peter ZORB M: 12 Oct 1826, Niederkleen, Coblentz, Germany Children: John (1827-1877) Charles (1830-) Peter (1832-1890) Henry (1834-1901) Frederick (1838-1911) Katherine (1842-1917) William (1848-1908)
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
88 Ott, Peter 52 M Carpenter- 800 Acres Germany
Ott, Ann E. 47 F Germany
Ott, John 22 M Germany
Ott, Anne E. 19 F Germany
Otte, Carl 20 M Shoemaker Germany
Otte, Peter 17 M Carpenter Germany
Otto, Henry 15 M Laborer Germany
Otto, Frederick 12 M Germany
Otto, Catharine E. 7 F Germany
Otto, Frederick W. 2 M Germany
Otto, Charles 1 mo M Ocean
Baker, Henry 50 M Sawmiller Germany

[NI064180] 1860 Federal Census Johnstown, 3rd Ward, Cambria Co., PA enumerated by HA McPike, June 16, 1860
704 2 842 858 Ott John 33 M Saloon Keeper 500 500 Prussia
704 3 842 858 Ott Elizabeth 29 F Prussia
704 4 842 858 Ott Charles 10 M On Sea X
704 5 842 858 Ott Mary 8 F Penna X
704 6 842 858 Ott Louisa 6 F Penna X
704 7 842 858 Ott Elizabeth 2 F Penna
704 8 842 858 Ott Catherine 17 F Domestic Prussia

[NI064184] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 8 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
37 27 27 Ott Charles 40 M W farmer 2,000 Prussia Germany
38 27 27 Ott Mary 32 F W wife Pa
39 27 27 Ott Joseph 16 M W At Home Pa
40 27 27 Ott John 12 M W At Home Pa
1 27 27 Ott Lewis 10 M W At Home Pa
2 27 27 Ott David 8 M W At Home Pa
3 27 27 Ott Peter 6 M W At Home Pa
4 27 27 Ott William 4 M W At Home Pa
5 27 27 Ott Lezzie 2 F W At Home Pa

[NI064186] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 8 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
24 31 31 Ott Henry 35 M W farmer 500 Prussia Germany
25 31 31 Ott Nancy 28 F W wife Pa
26 31 31 Ott Catharina 8 F W At Home Pa
27 31 31 Ott Adam 4 M W At Home Pa
28 31 31 Ott Henry 2 M W At Home Pa
29 31 31 Bomgardner Henry 15 M W farm laborer Pa

[NI064187] Johnstown Trib-Demo Apr 20 1987. Berkey, Myrtle E, 94, COB Home, Scalp Level, formerly of Wood St d Apr 19 1987 at the home; b Dec 3 1892, Conemaugh d/o Joseph & Annie (Humphreys) Pringle. Preceded by parents, husb Fred J; & sis Mrs Ivy Hoover. Survived by son Donald J h/o Jane Patterson, Valley Stream, Long Island; & dau, Dorothy w/o Forrest D Shaffer, Johnstown; also 2 gdaus & 2 ggdaus & niece Mrs Louise Davis, Murrysville. Memb 1st Luth Ch. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Mon Owen R Ketter Funeral Home, Geistown, service 1pm Tue, Rev Robert Swanson, DD. Bur Grandview Cem.

[NI064188] 1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 7 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
35 6 6 Ott Frederick 32 M W farmer 1,500 1,050 Bavaria Germany
36 6 6 Ott Caroline 26 F W wife Pa
37 6 6 Ott Elisa Jane 7 F W At Home Pa
38 6 6 Ott Albert 4 M W At Home Pa
39 6 6 Ott Franklin 1 M W At Home Pa

[NI064190] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
129 Nagle, John 58 M Wagonmaker - 150 A. Germany
Nagle, Christina 50 F Germany
Nagle, Mary 14 F PA
Nagle, Henry 11 M
Nagle, David 8 M
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 7 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
6 15 15 Nagel John Sr 78 M W retired farmer Prussia Germany
7 15 15 Nagel Christina 70 F W wife Prussia Germany

[NI064192] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
91 Miller, Benjamin 34 M Farmer - 2000 Acres
Miller, Elisabeth 29 F
Miller, Mary 11 F
Miller, Lucinda 10 F
Miller, Noah 7 M
Miller, Aaron 5 M
Miller, Anne 4 F
Miller, John 1 M
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 16 Jun 1870 by H. J. Boyts
14 128 124 Miller Benjamin 53 M W farmer 7,000 Pa
15 128 124 Miller Elisabeth 49 F W wife Pa
16 128 124 Miller John 21 M W farm laborer Pa
17 128 124 Miller Rachel 17 F W At Home Pa
18 128 124 Miller Joseph 14 M W At Home Pa
19 128 124 Miller Lavinia 12 F W At Home Pa
20 128 124 Miller Amanda 7 F W At Home Pa

[NI064194] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Daniel Ott Age: 52 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0153 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0070 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Annie 58, PA
Son Dewey 11, PA
Son Grant 10, PA
4 non-relatives

[NI064198] Johnstown Trib-Demo Feb 16 1954: OTT - Mahlon, 82, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Windber, d 6:30 pm, Feb 15 1954; b Mar 18 1871, Paint Twp., s/o Peter & Mary (MILLER) OTT. Wife, Catherine (BERKEBILE) OTT, d Jan 10 1947. Surviving are these chldn: Vernon Oscar, Johnstown; Arthur Clellan, Akron, OH; Hester, w/o George HAWKINS, Rocky River, OH; Morris Eugene & Jacob D., Windber, & State Police PFC Foster M., Lewistown; also a sis Mrs. Mary KINSEY, Westmont. A son, Jospeh, d 1946. Retired farmer. Friends received after 6 pm Tue Meek Funeral Home, Windber. Serv at 4 pm Wed, Rev. Charles SHINDLER, DD. Bur Berkey Cem..
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Mahlon Ott Age: 38 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist: 0154 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0061 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Catharine H 37, PA
Son Vernon O 14, PA
Son Arthur C 11, PA
daug. Hester M 07, PA
Son Morris E 04, PA
Son Jacob D 02, PA
Son Joseph J NR, PA

[NI064208] In the mane of God, Amen. I Henry Shaffer of Hermiston, Umahlla Co., OR being of sound mind & memory, do hereby make, publish & declare this to be my Last Will & Testament, in manner & form following: Hereby revoking any will heretofore made by me. 1st: I direct all my just debts & funeral expenses be fully pd & satisfied, as soon as conveniently may be, after my decease. 2nd: That all of my estate of real & personal property shall be divided equally between these 5 chldn; Lizzie Kauffman, John Shaffer, Emma (Eason), Emmett Shaffer, & Martin Shaffer. 3rd: My 2nd dau. Mary Livingston has I think in her husb & buying my farm her share of my estate but she shall have $5. out the estate yet, when it is divided. 4th: My oldest dau. has already $125. This is to bear interest from 1 Jan 1912 (Lizzie Kauffman). My oldest son John Shaffer has already $1450. $1200. of this is to bear interest from 1 Apr 1907. The other $250. is to bear interest from 1 Aug 1913. My 2nd son Emmett Shaffer has already received $1600. This is to bear interest from 1 Apr 1908. My youngest son Martin Shaffer has already received $250. This is to bear interest from 1 Oct 1916. My dau. Emma has already received $400. this is to bear interest from 1 Jan 1916. The above sums with interest at 5 percent per annum, shall be coupled against the chldn who have received theirs & the amounts be deducted from the share of ea when the estate is divided. 5th: I here appoint my son John Shaffer & my son-in-law John Kauffman executors of my estate.

[NI064209] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Valentine Shaffer Age: 54 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0132 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0003 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Sister Elizabeth Koch 73, Germany

[NI064210] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
John A Shaffer Age: 52 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0031 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0022 Co: Beaver, Ambridge Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Emma 44, PA
daug Edna 20, PA
Son Walter 17, PA
Son Paul 13, PA

[NI064211] Mother & Father died while Isaac was young. Isaac was then raised by Mr. & Mrs. Henry Blough
1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 6 Nov by Henry Cook
42 65 68 HARSHBERGER Isaac 39 M Farmer 1,800 PA
1 65 68 HARSHBERGER Rebecca 30 F PA
2 65 68 HARSHBERGER Jacob 14 M PA
3 65 68 HARSHBERGER Samuel 10 M PA
4 65 68 HARSHBERGER David 8 M PA
5 65 68 STRAYER Barbara 20 F PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 14, 1860
414 1 2705 2742 Harshberger Isaac 48 M farmer 3000 1100 PA
414 2 2705 2742 Harshberger Margaret 42 F PA
414 3 2705 2742 Harshberger Samuel 21 M farm laborer PA
414 4 2705 2742 Harshberger David 18 M farm laborer PA
414 5 2705 2742 Harshberger Daniel 1 M PA

[NI064223] Johnstown Trib Aug 27 1894 HELSEL - In Johnstown, 8th Ward, at the Mem. Hosp., Sun, Aug 26, 1894, of consumption, Mr. CYRUS HELSEL, aged about 38 years. Funeral notice later.

[NI064224] Johnstown Trib Aug 14, 1908 LOUIS C. HELSEL DEAD Veteran of Spanish-Amer. War Succumbs to Dropsy, d. at the home of his mother Emma Hershberger, No. 740 Kennedy Ave, 5:35 am this morning, after an 8 wks� illness of dropsy. Mr. Helsel was about 30 yrs of age. He left Johnstown on Memorial Day, 1907, to join a carnival co. & toured the greater part of the country with it. Some mos ago he severed his connection with this concern, however, & became manager of a theatrical co. He was at La Junta, CO, when taken ill. He returned to Johnstown about 6 wks ago. Mr. Helsel enlisted in the Regular Army at Clearfield during the Spanish-Amer. War & was assigned for duty in the Philippine Islands, with the rank of Corporal. He participated in 7 battles with the brown men of the East. While a soldier he traveled around the world. The deceased�s father, Cyrus Helsel, d. about 14 yrs ago. His mother, now Mrs. Harry Gwynn, & the following bro.s & sis.s survive: C. E. Helsel, No. 122 Morrell place; Ida, w/o Porter J. Hill, South Fork; Dora, w/o John Calhoun, McKeesport, & Miss Sadie & Frank Helsel, at home. Funeral services will be conducted early Sun. morn., probably by Rev. J. Q. A. Curry, pastor of the Dale United Evan. Ch., & interment will be made in the Mennonite Cem. near Scalp Level.

[NI064270] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
( 10 September 1863 ) David Hershberger State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0151 Color: W Age: 46 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0073 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 02090404 Other Residents:
Wife Lizzie 47, PA
Son Joseph A 18, PA
Son Wesley W 16, PA
Son Thomas G 13, PA
Son Lawrence F 10, PA
Son George D 06, PA

[NI064391] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Elmer R Berkey State: PA Enumeration District: 0121 Color: W Age: 40 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0246 County: Allegheny, McKeesport Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00450092 Other Residents:
Wife Mary A 41, Pennsylvania
Son Earl H 24, Pennsylvania
Daughter Ruth N 14, Pennsylvania
NR Samuel T Hirshberger 30, Pennsylvania
NR Harry 09, Pennsylvania

[NI064395] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Will Hershberger State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0151 Color: W Age: 38 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0139 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 02090474 Other Residents:
Wife Alice 37, PA
Son Ira E 09, PA
Son Stanafra H 07, PA
dau. Erma R 04, PA
Son Merle H N9, PA

[NI064494] LAYTON-Elmer H., 71, 1058 Solomon St., died a.m. Dec. 1, 1959. Born Feb. 20, 1888, in South Fork, son of William & Sarah (Hummel) Layton. Preceded in death by wife, former Mabel Follmer; son Elmer; daug. Norma Jean, & 1 bro, & 1 sis. Survived by these chldrn: Wilbur, 320 McMillen St.; Mrs. Goldie Layton, 1058 Solomon St.; Merle, 1054 Solomon St., Orlanza, South Fork; Mrs. Betty May, Fingerhoot St.; & Mrs. Florence Mardis, New Alexandria; also 14 grandchldrn & 13 great-grandchldrn. Bro. of George, Spangler; Henry, Robb St.; John, 321 McMillen St.; Orlanza, Bedford St.; & Mrs. James Steckman, Stoystown. Member of UMWA. Retired coal miner. Friends received after 7 p.m. Tue. at Geisel Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thu., Rev. Edward Opdenhoff. Interment, Richland Cem.

[NI064543] John Blough State: PA Enumeration District: 0151 Color: W Age: 40 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0091 County: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00300942 Other Residents:
Wife Ida 32, PA
Son John C 05, PA

[NI064571] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
David W Hershberger State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 9154 Color: W Age: 65 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0224 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 02090407 Other Residents:
Son Percy 20, PA
1 non-relative

[NI064572] D in 3rd Ward, Johnstown, on the 3rd, Mary A. w/o D.W. Harshberger, aged 37 yrs, 9 mos 22 dys .

[NI064576] Will of CHRISTIAN SPEICHER In the name of God, I Christian Speiger, in Stoney Creek Twp, Somerset Co., PA, Farmer, being sick & weak in body, but of sound mind & memory & understanding, Do make this my last Will & Testament this 29th day of Apr. in the yr of our Lord 1796 as follows. I commend my soul into the hands of God, & my body to the earth, from which it was taken, & to be buried in a christian like manner. I request that all my just debts be paid. I give & devise to my beloved wife Christina the sum of 100 pounds, good lawful money to be paid to her out of my estate by my son Joseph, he is to give her bonds or notes for the same as she requests it to be paid to her. Further she is to have the young Mare with her own saddle & bridle, further 2 cows & 3 sheep which my son Joseph is to feed as he does his own cattle, further she is to have a right to take of the house goods as many as she needs, or as many as she pleases, further, I give her a right on the plantation & in the house & garden, as she had heretofore, for her dwelling as long as she lives. Further, I order & direct that if she should not like to live in the house with my son, he is to give her a good dwelling. Should she remove from the plantation, then he is to give her feed for the above mentioned cattle, further she shall have yrly & every yr, as long as she lives, 10 bushels of wheat, 4 bushels of rye, 10 bushels of oats, 100 wgt of pork, 50 wgt of Beef, 20 pounds of Hackled flax & 20 pounds of tow(?). Item, I give & devise to my eldest son Samuel the sum of 20 pounds money, Item, I give & devise to my son John the sum of 20 pounds in money. Item, I give & devise to my son Christian the sum of 20 pounds in money. Item, I give & devise to my dau. Barbara the wife of Joseph Miller, the sum of 100 pounds in money. Item, I give & devise to my dau. Anna the wife of John Stutzman the sum of 20 pounds in money which my son Joseph is to pay to them for their shares out of my estate, to be paid as follows, 1 yr after my decease he is to pay to my dau. Barbara Miller, the sum of 15 pounds, 2 yrs after my decease he is to pay to my dau. Anna Stutzman the sum of 15 pouunds, & so on yrly as above mentioned, till each has received the sum to them devised. In 1 yr after my dau.s have received their shares my son Samuel Speiger is to have his sum of 20 pounds to him devised as aforesaid, & 1 yr after that, my son John Speiger is to have his sum of 20 pounds to him devised as aforesaid. & further I devise to my son Joseph Speiger, my whole plantation whereon I now live, together with 104 acres of mountain land in Brothers Valley Twp, further my movable goods 7 chattels, horses, cows, sheep, swine, waggon, plough, & all & singular whatsoever I am now in possession of, except what I have heretofore devised to my beloved wife Christina & after my decease my son Joseph is to have the foregoing devised premises for his own. & further I do hereby nominate & appoint my loving friend John Croner (or Groner), & my son Joseph Speiger, Executors of this my last will & testament, to do & order as I have ordered above, & are hereby empowered; & this my last Will & Testment shall stand; & all Wills & Testaments by me heretoefore made are to be null & void, & declare this & no other to be my last Will & Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed the same with my own hand & seal, the day & yr aforesaid. Signed, sealed, & declared his
as his last Will & Testament. Christian C.P. Speiger in the presence of us... mark John Mosser, Jacob Gindelsperger Recorded, Oct 16 1797. Josiah Espy, reg. By the tenor of these presents, I Josiah Espy, Register for the probate of Wills & granting Letters of Administration in & for the Co. of Somerset in the Commonwealth of PA. Do make known unto all Men, that on the 16th day of Oct. last, before me, at Somerset, was proved, approved & insinuated the last Will & Testament of Christian Speiker, late of the said Co. deceased ( a true copy whereof is to these presents annexed) having whilst he lived & at the time of his death, diverse goods, chattles, rights & credits within the said Commonwealth, by reason whereof the approbation & insinuation of the said last Will & Testament, & the committing the Administration of all and singular the goods, chattles, rights & credits which were of the said deceased, & also the auditing the accounts, calculations & reckonings of the said Administration, & a final dismission from the same to me are manifestly known to belong. & that Administration of all & singular the goods, chattles, rights & credits of the said deceased, any way concerning his last Will & Testament was committed to John Groner & Joseph Speicker, Executors in the said Testament named, they having first been affirmed, well & truely to Administer, the goods, chattles, rights & credits of the said deceased & make a true & perfect Inventory thereof & exhibit the same into the Registers office at Somerset on or before the 18th day of Dec. next, & to render a true & just account calculation & reckoning of the said administration on or before 18 Nov 1798. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the Seal of the said Co. 18 Nov 1797. Josiah Espy, Register Registered, Nov. 18 1797.

[NI064586] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
176 183 MISHLER Joseph 27 M Carpenter
Harriet 20 F
Catharine 4 F
Sarah 1 F
THOMAS George 26 M Carpenter
MUSSELMAN Hiram 22 M Carpenter
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 11 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
39 81 76 Mishler Joseph J. 48 M W Farmer 500 625 Penna
40 81 76 Mishler Harriet 45 F W wife Penna
1 81 76 Mishler Peter 11 M W Domestic Servant Penna
2 81 76 Mishler John 82 M W Retired Farmer Penna

[NI064587] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov by Henry Cook
25 38 39 MISHLER William 23 M Blacksmith 150 PA

[NI064596] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
46 47 MISHLER Isaac 45 M Laborer
Elisabeth 65 F

[NI064601] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
202 210 LEHMAN John 70 M Farmer
Elisabeth 70 F

[NI064619] Came to America in 1709/1710 to Ulster Co., NY from Holland. He was a cooper in Zweibrucker, Germany. Naturalized 31 Jan 1715/16 (Albany NY naturalizations).

[NI064622] Herald of Truth Vol X # 4 Apr 1873 pg 75, 78-79. Feb 22, Paint Twp, Somerset Co, Pa, of Gravel, Jacob Blaugh, aged 61y 6m 22d. His sufferings were severe. Serv by Samuel Blough in German, & by Hiram Musselman, in English.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
118 121 BLOUGH Jacob 37 M Farmer
Elisabeth 38 F
Mary Ann 16 F
Sarah 13 F
Lavenia 10 F
Tobias 8 M
Lydia 6 F
Elisabeth 4 F
Mahtda* 2 F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 14 Jun H. J. Boyts
11 107 103 Blough Jacob 60 M W Retired Farmer Pa
Blough Elisabeth 57 F W wife Pa
Blough Matilda 18 F W At Home Pa
Blough Frances 15 F W At Home Pa

[NI064625] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Amos J Berkey State: PA Enumeration District: 0153 Color: W Age: 55 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0045 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00440504 Other Residents:
Wife Elisa 48, Pennsylvania
Son Clyde 20, Pennsylvania
Son Roy 16, Pennsylvania
Son Alwin 13, Pennsylvania
Son Russel 08, Pennsylvania

[NI064629] Jacob Berkey's chldn info from Will Berks Co. PA 9/7/1763-2/22/1764, which names issue. Warrents Berks Co. land 11/1737. "Possibly the JACOB BURCKI, age 35, of the 8/28/1733 ship list, which shows no Burckis among the women and children."

[NI064645] Pension No. 3 3.967 (21 Dec 1880)
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
240 257 KNIPLE Andrew J. 28 M Day Laborer 150 PA
Mary 30 F PA
William P. 4 M PA
Mary J. 11/12 F PA

[NI064650] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Harry J Knipple State: PA Enumeration District: 0118 Color: W Age: 42 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0401 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02450500 Other Residents:
Wife Annie E 34, PA
Brother-in-law Michael Wilson 24, PA

[NI064651] 1850 Federal Census Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA Taken Aug 23, 1850 by Thos Hughes
33 150 152 Nipples Jacob 47 M Tailor 500 Pa
34 150 152 Nipples Fredericka 46 F Germany
35 150 152 Nipples Frederick L. 16 M Laborer Pa
36 150 152 Nipples George S. 15 M Tailor Pa
37 150 152 Nipples Matilda M. 14 F Pa
38 150 152 Nipples Lucinda 1* F Pa *unreadable (2 digits)
39 150 152 Nipples Elmira E. 8 F Pa
40 150 152 Nipples William H. 6 M Pa
41 150 152 Nipples Hannah 4 F Pa
42 150 152 Nipples Catharine 2 F Pa
1 150 152 Nipples Cyrus E. 4/12 M Pa

[NI064663] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Samuel H Adams Age: 50 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0105 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0185 County: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Emma S 49, Pennsylvania
Son Harry A 25, Pennsylvania
Daughter Margaret E 17, Pennsylvania
Son Samuel M 14, Pennsylvania
Daughter Edna M 11, Pennsylvania
Daughter Nellie G 10, Pennsylvania

[NI064665] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jane Adams Age: 73 State: PA Color: W;W Enumeration District: 0144 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0079 County: Cambria Relation: NR Other Residents:
Head of Household George R Karschner
Johnstown Trib, Mar 13 1915 Mrs. Jane Douglass Adams, widow of Peter Adams, d. this morn. at 8 am at the home of her son-in-law & dau., Mr. & Mrs. Eugene B. Griffith, at Tanneryville, West Taylor Twp., aged 77 yrs. The funeral will take place at 3 pm Mon., with burial in Benshoff Hill Cem.. Friends are requested to omit flowers. The deceased was b. Cherrytree, Indiana Co., PA & was a sis. of Mrs. Margaret Douglass Stiffler, Indiana Co., & Thomas & John Douglass, both of the West. Her hus., Peter Adams, d. in this vicinity 12 yrs ago. Mrs. Adams is survived by these sons & dau.s - Mrs. Kate Clark, Samuel & George F. Adams, Mrs. Bella Griffith, A. M., John & Simon Adams, & Mrs. Emma Stombaugh, all of West Taylor Twp.

[NI064667] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
George F Adams State: PA Enumeration District: 0144 Color: W Age: 44 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0157 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00040560 Other Residents:
Wife Emma C 43, PA
Son Calvin M 18, PA
Dau. Ethel F 14, PA
Dau. Sadie J 11, PA
Dau. Hazel 10, PA
Dau. Olive E 08, PA

[NI064668] Johnstown Trib, 8 Oct 1904 Alvin F. Adams, of West Taylor Twp., d. last night 12:30 o'clock, of inflammation of the stomach. Mr. Adams took ill only last Tue. The deceased is survived by his wife, Amanda, and a child 6 mths old. Mr. Adams & his borther, John W. Adams, operated a coal mine in West Taylor Twp. The funeral will take place on Mon. & interment will be made in Benshoff's Cem. Johnstown Trib, 12 Oct 1904 The funeral of Alvin F. Adams, who d. Sat. at his home in West Taylor Twp., took place at 2 pm yesterday from the Adams residence, interment being made in Pleasant View Cem. on Benshoff Hill. The Rev. M. V. DeVaux, pastor of the Calvary United Evangelical Ch., below Coopersdale, conducted the services. The deceased was aged 37 yrs & 5 dys. He leaves a wife former Amanda LAMBING & 1 child David

[NI064671] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
John Adams Age: 36 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0144 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0046 County: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Rachall M 29, Pennsylvania
Daughter Della J 11, Pennsylvania
Son Irvin B 07, Pennsylvania
Son Morgan L 06, Pennsylvania
Son John A 04, Pennsylvania
Daughter Florence E NR, Pennsylvania
Brother Simon 34, Pennsylvania
2 non-relatives

[NI064681] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 17 Oct by Henry Cook
33 112 124 Adams Frederick 37 M Laborer Pa
34 112 124 Adams Sophia 33 F Pa
35 112 124 Adams Elizabeth 10 F Pa
36 112 124 Adams David 8 M Pa
37 112 124 Adams Archabald 4 M Pa
38 112 124 Adams Nancy E. 2 F Pa
39 112 124 Adams John 22 M none Pa
40 112 124 Adams Andrew 20 M Boatman Pa
41 112 124 Adams Jacob 18 M boatman Pa
42 112 124 Fisher Jacob 20 M boatman Pa

[NI064691] They were originally from Lancaster Co but ended up in Quemahoning Twp. Capt
George owned property next to Helfrick Diehl, Quemahoning. After George d. ca 1787, Barbara had her 4 sons bapt. in Ev Ref Ch, Quemahoning all on the same day in Dec 1788. George Lohr was in the rev. war. He enlisted on 26 May 1776 in Derry Twp, Lancaster Pa. He was a Pvt than became Ens. & on 15 Apr he became a Capt. Records from 1776 thru 1783. On 28 Feb1784 he was granted 150 acres in Bedford, now Somerset Co, Pa m Barbara (Nagel) from the 1st Ref. Ch. in Lancaster on 23 Mar 1773. Margartha b. Trinity Luth. Ch, Lancaster. George II was b. Quemahoning Twp & Fredreck, John & Jacob b. Lancaster Co.

[NI064693] 1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
221-146 Lohr, Frederick 70 M Farmer PA
Catharine 66 F PA

[NI064695] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harry H Cupp State: PA Enumeration District: 0141 Color: W Age: 34 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0055 County: Cambria, JohnsTown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00630256 Other Residents:
Wife Anna 29, PA
Son Apul 07, PA
Son Sanford 03, PA
Son Dwight 02, PA

[NI064696] In the name of god amen, I James Wells of Fairfield Co. State of OH being weak in body but of sound & perfect mind & memory do make & publish this my last will & Testament in manner & form following. (That is to say) 1st, I give & bequeath unto my sons James & John the Plantation I now live on which is to be sold & in Proportionable part to be deducted to pay my debts. I do also give & bequeath unto my 2 youngest dau.s, all of my Personal estate except a negro girl & a Proportionable part to be deducted to pay my debts. I do also give & bequeath unto my nephew Thomas Wells $50 of which each of the above mentioned chldrn is to pay an equal part. I do also give & bequeath unto my 2 sons & 2 dau.s as is above mentioned a negro girl which is to be sold & equally divided. I hereby appoint George Tong & Samuel Tallman sole executors of this my last will & Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 6th of Jan in the yr of our Lord 1814. Signed sealed published & declared by the above mentioned James Wells to be his last will & Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator. George Wells James Wilson James Wells P.S. My oldest chldrn (to wit) Mary McCall, Sally Tallman, Rachel Wilson, Hona Reeves having been previously had their portion their names were omitted in the body of this Testament. George Wells James Wilson Fairfield Co., OH, At a court of common Pleas holden for said county on the 7th of Feb 1814 the foregoing last will & Testament is produced in court & is Proven by George Wells & James Wilson the 2 subscribing witness thereto on which it is ordered to be recorded. Attest Hugh Boyle, Clerk Last Will 7 Testament of General James Wells transcribed by Lane Joseph Beougher, 5th grt-grdson of James Wells, through his dau., Rachel Wilson, at Reynoldsburg, OH on Sep 25 1998 from microfilm of Fairfield Co. Will Book No. 2, page 18, Case No. 154. James Wells was b. circa 1751 in Frederick Co., MD, lived in Somerset Co., PA; & d. 29 Jan 1814 in Greenfield Twp, Fairfield Co., OH. Interred with wife Rachel Brown, dau. of Colonel Richard Brown, at Hooker-Wells Cem., a few miles West of Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH. Their tombstones are broken & chipped but still somewhat legible. James Wells & his family settled in Greenfield Twp in 1799. He previously served as an Associate Judge of Somerset Co., PA, beginning Dec 21 1795. James Wells� service as a 1st Lt. during the Rev. War in the 4th Artillery Continental Troops has been accepted by the Nat'l Society of the D.A.R.

[NI064710] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
John H Lehman State: PA Dist: 0153 Color: W Age: 25 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0061 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02770846 Other Residents:
Wife Mary E 22, PA
Dau Virginia 02, PA

[NI064715] William STAHL was b 27 Feb 1788, Hesse Gassel, Germany. He immig from Hesse Gassel Germany in 1819. He appeared on census 1840 in Bedford Boro, Bedford Co, PA 52 yrs old, his dau Hannah would be apx 17 yrs old. He appeared on census 1850 in Bedford Boro, Bedford Co, PA, William Stahl 62 cabinet maker; property value $700; b Germany. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford Co, PA age 72; master cabinet maker; real estate $1000; personal estate $150. He d 28 Jan 1867, Bedford, PA. He was m to Margaret MCFERRAN. There are other Stahl families living in & around Bedford, PA. area. They have migrated from OH area.
1850 Census Bedford Boro, Bedford Co, PA Jul 31 Thos Hughes
1 142 159 Stahl William 62 M Cabinet maker 700 Germany
Stahl Sarah 41 F Pa
Stahl Henrietta 12 F Pa
Stahl Emma 9 F Pa
Stahl Jacob C. 2 M Pa
Klahre Moritz 39 M Cabinet maker Germany

[NI064716] Hannah STAHL was b. 30 Jan 1823 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. Per Bible: Hannah Shires, b. Stahl was b. 30th Jan 1823 in the boro of Bedford, Bedford Co., PA. She appeared on the census in 1840 in Bedford Borough, Bedford, PA Hannah would be apx. 17 yrs old her father William would be apx. 52 yrs old. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. age 28. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 37. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 48; keeping house. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living on East Pitt St.; age 57; keeping house. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living at 21 East Pitt St.; age 77; mother of 11 chldrn, 7 living. She died on 30 Sep 1904 in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Brother Sam made cabinet for the grand fathers clock as a wedding present for Hannah Stall & Peter Hendrickson Shires. Donald L. Shires has the Family Bible, grandfathers clock, & chest of drawers. The Clock & a chest of drawers made by Sam Stahl, Hannah Stahl Shires' brother.

[NI064717] 1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 24 Aug 1850 by J. J. Schell
27 152 160 Stahl Samuel 34 MFarmer 2,500 PA .
28 152 160 Stahl Elisabeth 34 F.PA
29 152 160 Stahl John H. 9 M.PA
30 152 160 Stahl Daniel D. 9 M.PA
31 152 160 Stahl Mary A. 3 F.PA Age could be 7.
32 152 160 Stahl Cyrus S. 4 M.PA .
33 152 160 Stahl Louisa E. 2 F.PA .
34 152 160 Stahl Nancy M. 9/12 F.PA

[NI064719] Peter Hendrickson SHIRES was b 14 Nov 1819, Northumberland Twp, Columbia Co, PA. He appeared on census in 1850 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. Peter H. Shires age 30; mechanist; property value $125; b PA. He appeared on census in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. Age 40; occup master mechanist; real estate value $3000; personal estate $500. He was Manufacturer in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. Messes. Shires & Jordan are manufacturers of & gen dealers in all kinds of farm implements, steam engines, separators & saw mills, threshing-machines, mill-gearing, stoves, cord-binders, reapers & mowers, hay rakers, grain-drills, plows, iron railings, etc., & repair to order. Mr. Shires was b in Center Co, & Mr. Jordan in that part of Bedford now kwn as Fulton Co. Both are gentleman of high social & commercial standing in community in which they reside. He owned in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. He appeared on census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. age 50; mechanic; real estate $8000; personal estate $2800. He appeared on census in 1880 Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. living on East Pitt St; age 60; Mechanic. He d 5 Jul 1887 in Bedford, PA. Donald L. Shires in possession of family Bible. went by the name Pete. He m Hannah STAHL 13 Sep 1842 in Bedford, Pa.
1850 Census Bedford Boro, Bedford Co, PA Aug 1 Thos Hughes
15 178 206 Shires Peter *. 30 M Machinist 125 Pa
Shires Hannah 28 F Pa
Shires James E. 2 M Pa
Shires Ann Eliza 5 F Pa
Ritchey Mary 19 F Pa
Shires Adam 24 M Teacher Pa
Smouse William 24 M Machinist Pa
Heltzell Daniel 20 M Machinist Pa

[NI064720] William MCFERRAN was b.1784. He appeared on the census in 1820 in Bedford Co., Cumberland Valley Twp, PA, Males: 3 (<10); 1 (10-15); 1 (26-44) Females: 2 (<10); 1 (10-15); 1 (16-25); 1 (26-44) He appeared on the census in 1840 in Bedford Co., Cumberland Valley Twp, PA, name spelled as William McFenen, 1 M 20-30, 1 M 50-60 1 F 30-40, 1 F 50-60. He d. on 10 Feb 1873. He was buried in McFarren Farm, Bedford, PA.. He was married to Barbara.

[NI064722] Abraham HENDRICKSON Sr. was b. 1770. He appeared on the census in 1800. He appeared on the census in 1810 in Chillisquaque Twp, Northumberland Co., PA. He appeared on the census in 1840 in Liberty Twp, Columbia Co., PA. He d. before 1850. He was Presbyterian. He was buried in Old Grove cem. He was m. to Mary Catherine VANLING before 1793. He was b. in NJ, where he grew to manhood & m. Mary Catherine Vandling, who was b. in 1774 & d. Oct. 28, 1852. They left NJ & came to Liberty twp, in what was then Northumberland (now Montour) co., PA, & were early settlers there. He acquired much land, owning at one time 600 acres, a great deal of which he cleared, & which he improved with log structures. He & his wife lived to old age, & were buried in Old Grove cem., now Memorial Pk. They were members of the Presbyterian Church. their chldrn were as follows; Peter b. Oct 10 1798, d. Feb 17 1823; Margaret, b. Mar 6 1803, d. at the age of 35 yrs; Elizabeth, b. Mar 16 1805, m. Thomas Courson; William, b. May 15 1807, d. Feb 23 1849; John; Adam b. Sept 7 1811; Abram, b. May 15 1816, m. Matilda Shultz, & d. Aug 20 1850; Sarah, w. John Voris, d. May 11 1874; Anne, w. of Michael Shires, d. Aug. 16, 1853.

[NI064723] Mary Catherine VANLING was b. 1774 in NJ. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Liberty Twp, Montour Co., PA age 76. They have the middle initial as "C". It appears that Mary was living with Annie Shires at the time of the census.
She d. on 28 Oct 1852.

[NI064735] Annie HENDRICKSON was b. 29 Sep 1793 in NJ. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Liberty Twp, Montour Co., PA age 56. She d. on 16 Aug 1853.

[NI064736] Michael SHIRES was b. 25 Aug 1790 in PA. He appeared on the census in 1820 in Liberty Twp, Columbia Co., PA.. Michael Shires 3 males under 10; 1 male 16-25; 1 male 26-44; 1 female under 10; 1 female 16-25; 2 in agriculture. He appeared on the census in 1840 in Liberty Twp, Columbia Co., PA. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Liberty Twp, Montour Co., PA age 60; Farmer; farm value $7000. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Liberty Twp, Montour Co., PA age 70, land value $4000, personal property $160. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Liberty Twp, Montour Co., PA age 79; farmer He d. on 26 Feb 1884. He was a Farmer in Liberty Twp, Montour Co., PA.. He was married to Annie HENDRICKSON before 1817.

[NI064738] The 1st store in Paint Twp., was opened by Jacob Berkebile at Hillsboro in 1848
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA John J. Schell
220-142 Berkeybile, Jacob 49 M Farmer PA
Susanna 46 F PA
David 23 M Saw Miller PA
Samuel 17 M Laborer PA
Catharine 15 F PA
Norman 11 M PA
Julian 8 F PA
Jane 6 F PA
Jacob 4 M PA
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 7 Jun 1870 H. J. Boyts
26 19 19 Berkeybile Jacob 70 M W merchant Pa
Berkeybile Susannah 67 F W wife Pa
Berkeybile Rachel 16 F W Keeping House Pa
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O.W.Williamson 23 Jun 1880
441A 7 199 209 Berkebile Jacob W M 80 Farmer PA PA PA
Berkebile Susan W F 75 Wife Keeping house PA Ireland PA
Berkebile Sarah W F 8 Grand dau PA PA PA
Harshberger Kate W F 21 Domestic PA PA PA

[NI064745] Catherine, never married & returned to Bedford Co. where she was a member of the Salemsville church & was buried there upon her death on July 10, 1882

[NI064747] Jacob Fyock settled on land that later became Paint Twp & the family resided on this homestead where Jacob Fyock, the progenitor of the Fyock families of PA, d. in 1818 & was buried on his homestead near what is today Hollsopple. Jacob Fyock was b. on Dec 18 1741, in Thalesweiler, Germany, & the church archives there have recorded that Jacob Veiock (now Fyock) was "ging to Pennsylvanien in Mai 1764." He arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Sarah on Sep 20 1764. Jacob Fyock settled in Cumberland Co. in the area that is now Franklin Co. & had a tract of land named Fiasone warranted to him in 1773, near Green Castle in Antrim Twp. The Fyock family was affiliated with the Snow Hill Cloister in Waynesboro, which is an offspring of the Ephrata Cloister of Lancaster Co. In later yrs many of the Fyock family members became ministers of the Bedford Co. Seventh Day Baptist Church which is a branch of the Snow Hill Cloister while others became ministers in the old Dunkard churches. Jacob Fyock had 2 sons, John, who remained in Paint Township & David, who moved to Indiana Co. David's family was among the 1st families of the Manor Congregation & his offspring became ministers & followers of the old Dunkard Church. Jacob Fyock remained his entire life in Paint Twp, where he became one of the largest farmers of the area. He married Susannah Messerbaugh whose family built the 1st sawmill near the Windber Community Building on the Paint Creek before the town existed. He was a member of the Samuel Rogers (Royers?) Co. of Militia, August 16, 1780, 1st Battalion

[NI064748] David's family was among the 1st families of the Manor Congregation & his offspring became ministers & followers of the old Dunkard Ch. Date of birth was found among the records of the German 7th day Bapt. Ch. of Bedford Co.

[NI064749] John Fyock, the 1st man to clear land that now constitutes Paint Twp was b. in Franklin Co. Aug 23 1772. He came with his father, Jacob Fyock, to Bedford Co. in 1790 at the age of 18.

[NI064751] Samuel Fyock, married Barbara Holsopple of Paint Twp, & the family resided near the Seanor area of Paint Twp until the Civil War period where he was a justice of the peace in 1869, During the Civil War he suffered much loss at the hands of the non-unionists. His barn was burned & his money stolen. He then moved into Bedford Co. residing in Woodbury Twp since 1865. Samuel's sons, George & Charles Fyock, moved back into the Windber area during the time of the coal boom. They were in the construction business & were bricklayers becoming well-known citizens of the area
1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
27 Fyock, Samuel 29 M Farmer - 300 Acres
Fyock, Barbara 20 F
Fyock, George 8 mo. M

[NI064757] Elizabeth, m. a Growden and died while a young woman living in Bedford County

[NI064758] Frances married a Shoemaker and little is known about her family

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