Gospel Herald - Vol XXVII # 32 Nov 8 1934 pgs 706 to 708. Kaufman, John J s/oJohn I & Margaret (Wingard) Kaufman b Apr 20 1858 d home of dau Oct 15 1934 aged 76y 5m 25d. He m Malinda Blough, who d 1897. To this union 3 daus & 2 sons. In 1900 he m Sarah Lehman. To this union 2 sons & 1 dau Christian, Jessie (Kaufman) Hershberger, Hettie (Kaufman) Wingard, & 2 infant sons preceded him in death. He is survived by wife, 1 son John B. Kaufman, 2 daus Minnie Gindlesperger & Nancy Baumgardner, 19 gchdn, 14 ggchdn, 2 sis' Mary Giltner & Elizabeth Layman, 2 bros Isaac & Levi. He was memb Menn Ch.
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
John J Kauffman State: PA Dist: 0132 Color: W Age: 52 B Pl: PA Visit: 0223 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02300930 Other Residents:
Wife Sarah 47, PA
Son John B 17, PA
Dau. Mannie M 06, PA
Stepdau Orpha G Thomas 17, PA
Obit. Johnstown Daily Trib May 13 1926: JACOB L. MANGES - Jacob Lincoln Manges, age 64 yrs, whose health had been impaired for a long time, d. between 11-12 pm last night at his home, 125 Joseph Ave., Walnut Grove, where he suffered from a complication of diseases for several yrs. Funeral serv.s at the house 2:30 opm Sat by Rev. Dr. Sanford N. Carpenter, Trinity Luth. Ch., of which the deceased was a communicant, with bur. Grandview Cem. Friends are requested to omit flowers. Jacob L. Manges was b. Shade Twp, Somerset Co., Apr 28 1862, s/o John Manges, who d. 1900 & Mrs. Sarah (Seese) Manges, who passed away abt 12 yrs ago. The deceased remained on the Manges farm until spring of 1883, when he removed to Shade Twp & resided on a farm there until locating in this city May 1907. Jacob L. Manges & Miss Mary Jane Lehman, d/o Tobias Lehman m. at Scalp Level Nov 23 1883 by Rev. E. L. Huebler, a Luth. minister, who later became a missionary for that denomination & expired while in a foreign field. Mrs. Manges survives with the following chldn: Mrs. Vernie Walker, 1012 Stull St., Frank & Nancy Manges, at home, Ralph & Orie Manges, Annie Ave.; Mrs. Mayme Hoffman, Windber. Mr. Bro. of Charles Manges, Bank St.; Henry Manges, Pine St.; Mrs. Sarah Messenger, Donora; Mrs. Jacob Wonders, Park Ave., Moxham; Mrs. Jacob Wallace, 643 Horner St. & Mrs. Frank B. Good, 619 Oak St.; 6 gchldn.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jacob L Manges State: PA Dist: 9154 Color: W Age: 48 B Pl: PA Visit: 0218 Co: Cambria Relation: Husb ImageNum: 03170629 Other Residents:
Wife Mary J 41, PA
Son Orie W 22, PA
Son Ralph B 20, PA
Dau Mamie B 14, PA
Dau Nancy S 11, PA
Son Frank L 08, PA
[NI064774] Annie Eliza SHIRES was b. 3 Aug 1845 in Bedford, PA. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. Ann Eliza age 5. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 15. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 23. Annie Eliza SHIRES was m. to Benjamin (Ben) M. BLYMYER.
[NI064775] She appeared on the census in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 1. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 11. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living on E. Pitt St.; age 21; at school. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living on E. Pitt St.; age 41; school teacher. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA 307 East Pitt St.; Ettie Shires; sister; age 60. She d. 8 Jun 1943 in Bedford, PA. Obit from newspaper clipping: Although in ill health for some time & blind for the past 5 yrs, the death of Ms. Ettie V. Shires shortly before noon on Tue, Jun 8 was a shock to her relatives & many friends. Death occurred at her home, 301 E. Pitt St., following a heart attack, as she had been suffering from angina pectoris, but had been about the house as usual. She recently observed her 84th b.day anniversary. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm today at the home of her nieces, Mses Anna & Emily Shires, 301 E. Pitt St., by pastor, Rev. Charles A. Sauter, & interment will follow in Bedford Cem., directed by Fred C. Pate & Son. She was a dau. of the late Peter H. & Hannah (Stahl) Shires & was b. in Bedford on May 16 1859. She taught in the local schools for 18 yrs & then for 2 yrs at Saxton. She was well-known throughout the county as an educator, was an exceptionally fine penman, & possessed a keen mind & memory; affiliated with the Meth. Church since early childhood, she was a teacher in Sunday School many yrs, a member of the choir, & was devoted to her Church & community. Several bro.s & sis.s preceded her in death. Her only immediate survivor is a sis., Mrs. Mary Blymyer, who is an invalid & who observed her 89th b.day on Apr 21. They resided together. Also surviving are 3 nephews & 9 nieces. She was buried in Bedford Cem., Bedford, PA.
[NI064776] Nettir BLYMYER was b. about 1869 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. 1870 Census age 1. She was m. to Will AGNEW. They had the following children: Alten AGNEW; Harold AGNEW. died young; Richard AGNEW.
[NI064780] Richard AGNEW was married to Mary. Richard AGNEW and Mary had the following children: ? AGNEW; ? AGNEW; Mamie BLYMYER. died young; Frank BLYMYER.
[NI064783] He appeared on the census in 1850 in Bedford Boro, Bedford Co., PA. James E. age 2. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 12. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 22; labor & Mechanic He appeared on the census in 1880 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA 1880 Census living on East Pitt St.; age 32; Co. Treasurer. James Edmund SHIRES was m. to Annie KISER. They had the following chldrn: Cecilia SHIRES & June SHIRES.
[NI064788] He appeared on the census in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA 1860 age 9. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA 1870 age 19; app. tinner. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA 1880 age 29; Tinner; living on Pitt St. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living on Bedford St.; age 49; Tinner. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living at 301 East Pitt St.; age 59; Tinner; owner of shop. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA Age given as 68. B. in PA, Married, Name given as Hervey Shires; Tinner, owned shop. He d. 19 Jan 1924 in Bedford, PA. Obit: newspaper clipping Hervey P. Shires, a native of Bedford & a life-long resident of that place, d. from a paralytic stroke at his home on East Pitt st., on last Sat. 9:30 pm. He had not been in his usual good health for a few days previous. He had been indoors but not confined to his rm & his death was unexpected. He was b. on Mar 2 1851, the son of Peter & Hannah Stahl Shires, & was aged 72 yrs, 10 mos & 17 dys. On Dec 26 1876, he was united in m. with Ms Rachel M. Ramsey, a dau. of the late Jeremiah & Anna Wright Ramsey. To this union 3 chldrn were b., Anna M., Emily & Tom Shires, the latter residing in Cumberland, MD. & the mother & 2 dau.s at home. A bro., Dr. B. Frank Shires, of Bedford, & 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary Blymyer & Ms Ettie V. Shires, of Bedford, Mrs. Ed. L. Defibaugh, of Altoona, & Mrs. Robert Canan, of Johnstown, also survive, & 3 grdchldrn, Donald, Dorothy & Hugh Shires, of Cumberland, MD. Hervey Shires was possessed of a genial disposition & had a wide circle of admiring friends & acquaintances. He was an industrious citizen & held in high esteem by all who knew him in social, business, religious or fraternal life. For many yrs he was a member of the Methodist denomination, the F. & A.M. & Knights of Pythias lodges. Funeral services were held at the home on Tue. afternoon. A choir sang "Home of the Soul," and Rev. J. V. Royer, Pastor of the M. E. Church, delivered a consoling & appropriate sermon from the 14th chapter of John, 1st verse. Interment was made in the family plot in Bedford Cem. He was buried on 22 Jan 1924 in Bedford Cem., Bedford, PA. He was a Tinner in Bedford, PA. He was Methodist Church in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. At age 17 apprentice to Blymyer Hardware Co. as a Tinner. In 1887 went into business for himself, continuing until his death.
[NI064789] Rachel Morgart RAMSEY was b. 27 Jan 1855 in Everett, Bedford Co., PA . She appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA, West Providence Twp, Boro of Bloody Run, Age given as 15, B. in PA, Name given as Rachel Ramsey. Census in 1880 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 25; keeping house. Census in 1900 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living on Bedford St.; age 45; mother of 4, 3 living. Census in 1910 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living at 301 East Pitt St.; age 55; at home. Census in 1920 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA Age given as 64, B. in PA, Married, Name given as Rachel Shires. She d. on 22 Oct 1936 in Home, 301 East Pitt St, Bedford, PA. Obit: Mrs. Rachel M., widow of Harvey P. Shires, passed away yesterday Oct 22 1936 1:20am at her home on East Pitt St., death being due to a complication of diseases. Although in failing health for several mo.s her condition was not considered alarming until about 2 wks ago. Funeral services will be held at her late home at 2 pm tomorrow, her pastor, Rev. Walter H. Williams officiating. Interment in the family plot in the Bedford Cem. in charge of Fred C. Pate & Son. Rachel Morgart Shires was b. near Everett on Jan 27 1855, dau. of Jeremiah & Barbara Ann (Wright) Ramsey. In her early yrs the family moved to Everett & she taught school at Yellow Creek, in Black Valley, & other sections. They later remover to Bedford & on Dec 28 1876, she was united in marriage with Hervey P. Shires, who d. in Jan 1924. Surviving are 3 chldrn, Mses Anna M. & Emily, at home, & Thomas A. Shires of Cumberland; also 3 grdchldrn, Donald, Dorothy, & Hugh, Cumberland. She was the last of her immediate family, 2 sis.s & 2 bro.s having preceded her in death. Mrs. Shires was for many yrs an active member of the Methodist Church & Sunday School, attending regularly while her health permitted. Her home was always open to her neighbors & friends & she will be greatly missed. She was buried on 24 Oct 1936 in Bedford Cem., Bedford, PA. Headstone gives date of birth as 1855 & name as Rachel Shires. She was a School teacher & taught at Yellow Creek, PA in Black Valley & other sections in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. She resided 301 East Pitt St. in Bedford Boro., Bedford, PA.
[NI064792] Anna May SHIRES was born on 28 Oct 1877 in Bedford, PA. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 2. Census in 1900 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 22. Census in 1910 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living at 301 East Pitt St.; age 32; sales lady; novelty shop. Census in 1920 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA City of Bedford, 301 East Pitt Street, Age given as 40, B. in PA, Single, Occup. given as Saleslady of Furniture, Name given as Anna Shires. She d. on 18 Jan 1951 in Bedford, PA. She was buried in Bedford, PA.
[NI064793] Emily SHIRES was b. 5 Mar 1882 in Bedford, PA. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 18; in school. Census in 1910 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living at 301 East Pitt St.; age 28. Census in 1920 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA, City of Bedford, 301 East Pitt St., Age given as 36, B. in PA Single, Occup. given as Milliner in Milliner Store, Name given as Emily Shires. She d. 22 Feb 1963 in Bedford, PA. Obit: Cumberland Sun. Times, Sun., Feb 24 1963, BEDFORD - Ms. Emily Shires, 80, formerly of 301 East Pitt St., d. Fri. at the Penn Wood Guest Home, near here, where she resided for nearly 4 yrs. A dau. of the late Hervey P. & Rachel (Ramsey) Shires, she was b. here Mar 5 1882. She was the last member of her family to live in Bedford. She was employed at the Gilchrist Store here for many yrs & was a member of the Bedford Methodist Church. Surviving are a bro., Thomas A. Shires, LaVale, & 2 nephews. The body is at the Geisel Funeral Home. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 P.M. at the funeral home with burial in Bedford Cem., Bedford, PA.
[NI064794] Thomas Alexander SHIRES was b. 8 Jun 1885 in 301 East Pitt St, Bedford, PA. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 14; in school. Census in 1910 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD age 25, worked for RR. Census in 1910 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living at 301 East Pitt St.; age 24; operator; teleagraph office. (This should not have been taken in Bedford, Thomas is also listed in Cumberland, MD.) Census in 1920 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD Living at 606 Green St. Thomas A. Shires; head of house hold; age 34; chief accountant for RR. Wife's parents were living with them at the time. He d. 3 Dec 1965 in Memorial, Hosp., Cumberland, MD. Funeral Service: The Louis Stein Chapel, Mon, Dec. 6, 3:30 P. M. Obit: Cumberland Evening Times Sat., Dec 4 1965, Cumberland, MD. Thomas A. Shires, 80, of 116 Park Ave., Park Hgts, LaVale, d. last night at Memorial Hosp. He had been in ill health & was admitted to the hosp. Thu. night. He was a son of the late Hervey P. & Rachael (Ramsey) Shires, Bedford, PA. He is survived by his wife, Grace E. (Deffinbaugh) Shires, 2 sons, T. Donald Shires & Hugh D. Shires, both of Cumberland; 3 grdchldrn & 3 grt-grdchldrn. He was preceded in death by a dau., Ms Dorothy W. Shires. Mr. Shires formerly worked for the Western MD RR, & more recently had been chief accountant for the Crystal Laundry Co. He retired from that position about 13 yrs ago. He was a past master of Potomac Lodge 100, A.F. & A.M., & was a member of Center St. Meth. Church. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 P.M. & tomorrow from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be conducted there Mon. at 3:30 P.M. by Rev. Owen E. Osborne, pastor of Center St. Meth. Church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Pk. Death certificate in possession of Donald L. Shires. He was buried on 6 Dec 1965 in Hillcrest Burial, Pk, Cumberland, MD. He resided 116 Park Avenue 12/1/1923 & 12/3/1965 in Pk Hgts, LaVale, MD (near Cumberland, MD). Grace noted to her grandson: "The day we moved into this house it was 90 outside on 12/1/1923". Member of Center St. Meth. Church, Cumberland, MD. Worked for the Western MD RR, Cumberland, MD. Chief accountant for the Crystal Laundry Co., Cumberland, MD. Past Master of Potomac Lodge 100, A.F. & A.M. Thomas Alexander SHIRES was m. to Grace Ernestine DEFFINBAUGH on 11 Jun 1908.
[NI064795] Grace Erenstine DEFFINBAUGH was b. on 2 Dec 1881 in Westernport, Allegany Co., MD, b. in what is known as the Georges Creek area. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Allegany Co., MD Grace Deffinbaugh b. 12/1881 in Md..; age 18 living in Frostburg at 138 Maple St. Census in 1910 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD age 28.Census in 1920 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD Living at 606 Green St. Grace Shires; Wife; age 38. She d. on 15 Feb 1969 in Bedford Memorial Hosp., Bedford, PA. Obit: Cumberland Sun. Times, Feb 16 1969, Cumberland, MD. Mrs. Grace E. Shires, 87, widow of Thomas A. Shires, d. yesterday in Bedford Memorial Hosp. where she had been a patient since Feb. 8. A former resident of 116 Park Ave., Park Hgts, she had been residing at Donahue Manor, Bedford, for about 3 yrs. Surviving are 3 sons, T. Donald Shires & Hugh D. Shires, both of this city; a bro. Frank A. Deffinbaugh, city; 3 grdchldrn & 4 grt-grdchldrn. The late Dorothy W. Shires was a dau. Mrs. Shires was a dau. of the late Benjamin W. & Sarah W. (Mitchell) Deffinbaugh. A native of Westernport, she had been the oldest living graduate of Beall High School, Frostburg. Until recent yrs, she had been active in the Woman's Civic Club & the Guild of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 P.M. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. J. Finley Cooper, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. She was buried on 17 Feb 1969 in Hillcrest Burial Park, Cumberland, MD. She resided 116 Park Avenue 12/1/1923 to 1966 in Park Hgts, LaVale, MD (near Cumberland, MD). Grace said to her grandson Dec. 6 1965 just after burying my grandfather: "The day we moved into this house it was 90 outside, we moved in 12/1/1923". She graduated in Beall High School, Frostburg, Allegany, MD. She was a very well read person, always knew what was going on in the community & the world.
[NI064796] Thomas Donald SHIRES was b. 25 Jun 1909 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD. Donald L. Shires has birth record. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD age 10/12. Census in 1920 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD Living at 606 Green St. Donald Shires; Son; age 11. He graduated in Jun 1927 in Allegany High School, Cumberland, MD.. He resided between 1982 & 1986 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL. He d. 19 Jul 1986 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL. Obit: Former Local Editor Expires. T. Donald Shires, 77, retired Managing editor of the Cumberland Evening & Sunday Times, d. yesterday in Tampa, FL, where he had resided for several yrs. He was b. in Cumberland June 25, 1909, a son of the late Thomas A. & Grace (Deffinbaugh) Shires. A graduate of Allegany High School, Class of 1927, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1932 from Temple University. His 43 yrs of service with the Times papers begin in Sep 1932 & ended with his retirement on Jun 30 1975. As a reporter, he covered City Hall & the Allegany Co. Board of Ed. from 1936 to 1947 when he was named city editor of the Cumberland Evening Times. In 1957 he was Promoted to assistant managing editor of the Evening Times & in 1964 was made managing editor of the Cumberland Evening & Sunday Times. Mr. Shires was on the original Municipal Airport Commission & was its secretary from 1946 to 1950. He continued his service on this commission until after his retirement. He was a member of the Allegany Co. Board of Ed. for a number of yrs, & was its pres. from 1965 to 1967. He also was a former member & pres. of the Board of Trustees of Allegany Community College. He was pres. during the planning of the present ACC campus off Willowbrook Road. He belonged to a Number of professional organizations including the Nat'l Newspaper Assc., the MD-DE District of Columbia Press Assc., the Chesapeake Assc. of the Assciated Press, of which he was pres. in 1966, & Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism society which he joined in 1930 while a student at Temple Univ. Mr. Shires was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church & was listed in Who's Who. He was m. to Margaret A. (Lees) Shires, who survives him at 7320 Sereno Court, Tampa, FL; other survivors include 1 son, Donald L. Shires, Tampa; 5 Grd-chldrn, & 1bro. Hugh D. Shires, this city, retired pres. of the 1st Nat'l Bank. The George-Up Church Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements for the funeral which will be held here. He was buried 24 Jul 1986 in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD. He was a Newspaper Reporter & Editor 1932 & 1975 in Cumberland Times News. He resided Cumberland, MD 1942 to 1982 in 506 Patterson Ave. He was Presbyterian in 1st Presby. Church, Cumberland, MD.. Had Parkinsons disease. Birth Cert. in possession of Donald Shires, son. Death Cert. in possession of Donald Shires, son. Editorial Fri, Jul 25 1986, Cumberland Times/News, Cumberland, MD. NEWSPAPER EDITOR PLAYED IMPORTANT ROLE IN AREA. Too often when local retirees move to other parts of the country & die yrs later, time dims the memories of the roles these persons have played in making their hometowns better places in which to live & raise families. Such was it with T. Donald Shires who expired in Tampa, Fl., last Sat. at age 77 yrs. He had retired on Jun 30 1975 after having worked for the Cumberland Times for 43 yrs, the last 11 of them as managing editor. Prior to that he had been city editor from 1947 to his promotion in 1964. As editor, he knew this section well from having been a reporter from the time he started in 1932. He was perhaps one of the 1st investigative reporters this area has seen. One of his notable exposes was an embezzlement of funds in the City of Cumberland tax office. Another splendid piece of reporting came when, at a time of crucial negotiations between Local 1874, Textile Workers Union of Amer., & Celanese Corp., he succeeded in getting the 2 parties together so they could effect an agreement & avoid a costly strike. These are just 2 examples of his skill as intuitive journalistic endeavors. There were many. His experience allowed him, as editor, to advise & guide dozens of young newspaper men & women to successful careers. His knowledge led him to be recognized in public affairs. He was named to the original Municipal Airport Commission when he was covering City Hall & remained on that unit until moving to Florida. He was also appointed to the Allegany Co. Board of Ed, & served as pres. at a time of extensive building of new schools in the 1950s. He also was on the Board of Trustees of Allegany Community College & was its pres. during the selection of the present campus on Willowbrook Rd. He saw the need for a community college & worked diligently to see that this co. would have a 1st-class 2 yr school that would teach both vocational skills & prepare students for 4-yr college. He was also recognized in his profession, having served as pres. of the Chesapeake Assc. of the Associated Press. Throughout his active career he was a supporter of Cumberland, Allegany Co. & the tri-state area & the education of young people, be they in schools or working in his newsroom. Don Shires contributed much to his hometown, much of it in anonymous fashion. Our sympathies go to his wife, Peg; son, Don; his dau.-in-law & 5 grdchldrn & his bro. Hugh. Thomas Donald SHIRES was m. to Margaret (Peg) Alice LEES on 20 Jul 1933 in Butler, PA. There was a friend of Don's that was able to keep the happening out of the news paper. If it was found out that Peg was married, she could no longer teach in PA schools.
[NI064797] b. 14 Apr 1918 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD Living at 606 Green St.. Hugh Shires; Son; age 1 8/12 He served in the military WW II received the Silver Star. He was a Banker in Cumberland, Allegany, MD. retired Pres. of the 1st Nat'l Bank. Hugh Downman SHIRES was married to Adele WAITEKUNAS in Westernport, Allegany Co., MD. Adele WAITEKUNAS was b. 29 Feb 1920 in Westernport, Allegany Co., MD.
[NI064798] b. 8 Nov 1911 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD. Living at 606 Green St. Dorothy Shires; Dau.; age 8. She d. 1 Aug 1959 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD. She was buried on 4 Aug 1959 in Hillcrest Burial, Park, Cumberland, MD. She was an Educator. School teacher & worked for the state of MD Ed. Dept. She was ill with Cancer.
Margaret (Peg) Alice LEES was b. on 15 Aug 1908 in Twin Rocks, Blacklick Twp, Cambria Co., PA. Birth certificate in possession of Donald Shires, son. The town is now known as Twin Rocks but at the turn of the 19th century it was known as "Expedit", "Big Bend", "Seldersville", & "Twin Rocks". it all depended who you were talking to. Peg was b. in a section known as "Tagers Patch". She appeared on the census in 1910 in Blacklick Twp, Cambria, PA age 2. Census in 1920 in Blacklick Twp, Cambria, PA age 11. She was a School Teacher between 1927 & 1934 in Twin Rocks, Blacklick Twp, Cambria Co., PA. Taught school just after graduating from high school & taught in PA until after she was m. for 1 yr. Only the family knew that she was m. because in PA a m. woman could not teach at that time. She was a Clerk about 1936 in Cumberland, MD. Worked for Rosenbaum's Dept. store in Cumberland, MD She was a School Teacher between 1940 & 1949 in Cumberland, MD. Taught school in the 1940s' at Allegany High School, Cumberland, MD. Home Maker; Mother She resided Tampa, Fl. between 1982 & 1995. She d. 24 Jul 1995 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL. at Meadowbrook Manor. She was 86 yrs 11 mos & 6 dys old.
Obit: Cumberland Times-News Thu., Jul 27 1995, Cumberland, MD: Margaret Alice (Peg) Shires, 86 of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Cumberland, d. Mon., Jul 24 1995, at Town & Country Hosp., Tampa, FL. B. Aug. 15, 1908, in Twin Rocks, PA she was the dau. of the late Robert E. & Catherine Recelia (Yeager) Lees. She also was preceded in death by her husb., T. Donald Shires in 1986. She had worked at Rosenbaum's Dept Store. Afterwards, she taught reading & geography at Allegany High School. She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church & former member of the Cumberland Women's Civic Club. Surviving are 1 son, Donald L. Shires, Tampa; 1 brother, Donald Lees, Butler, PA; 1 sis., Catherine Trabold, Johnstown, PA; 4 grdsons; 1 grddau. & 1 grt grddau. Friends will be received at the George-UpChurch Funeral Home on Thu. from 2 to 4 P.M. & 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Fri. at 11 A.M. with Rev. Dr. O. Morton Harris Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. She was buried on 28 Jul 1995 in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD.
1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
264 229 BALSER John 52 M Oil Miller Germany
BALSER Aaron 21 M Laborer PA
BALSER Louisa 18 F PA
BALSER George 15 M Laborer PA
BALSER Mary 14 F PA
BALSER Ellen 7 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
241 258 BALZER John 61 M Farmer 2400 450 Darmstat Gy
Mary 62 F PA
Ellen 16 F PA
[NI064806] Obit: Mon Eve Aug 28 1922 - Trib: JOSEPH D. STUMP DIES SUDDENLY. Prominent Cambria Steel Employee Siezed with Hemorrhages Sat. Night. Joseph Daniel Stump, yardmaster in Transportation Dept. of Cambria Steel Co. for many yrs, d. suddenly at his home, 16 Osborn st., 8th Ward, 10:35 pm Sat. & was seized with a hemorrhage a short time later. He d. before a physician could be summoned. The body was prepared for burial by Undertaker Pendry, funeral will take place 2 pm Wed., bur. Headrick's Cem., Conemaugh. b. Blairsville, PA, 1859, s/o George & Susanna Stump. He came to Johnstown abt 40 yrs ago & had since resided here. He was employed in the Transportation Dept. of Cambria Steel for 25 yrs. He lost a hand in Cambria Steel's employ while making a car coupling 20 yrs. ago. m. Bertha M. Judy, d/o Samuel Judy, well known Civil War vet., Apr 24 1890, Rev. I. A. Smith. Mr. Stump mem. of 1st Breth. Ch., Somerset St., affiliated with Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, No. 386, Conemaugh (sic). He is survived by his widow & chldn: Carrie, w/o Morgan Logue, 1287 Franklin st.; Helen, w/o Charles Gardner, 16 Osborn st.; Roy, at home, & Edgar, Southmont, 4 gchldn, bro.s: Simon Stump, Wilkinsburg; W. C. Stump, Braddock; & Harry Stump, Cleveland,OH.
[NI064810] b. 21 Apr 1854 in Bedford, PA. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 6. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 16. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living on East Pitt St.; age 26; housekeeper. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living on East Pitt St.; age 46; seamstress. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA Living at 307 East Pitt St. Mary E. Blymer; head of household; age 65. There were two borders living there as well. She d. 31 Aug 1946 in Bedford, PA. Information from Bedford news paper: Mrs. Mary E. Blymyer, 92, widow of Benjamin Blymyer, d. yesterday at her Bedford, PA, home. She was a native of Bedford, a dau. of the late Peter & Hannah (Stahl) Shires. She was Methodist & for many yrs was a practical nurse. She was the last surviving member of the generation in her family. Her husb. was a Union Civil War Vet. Survivors are 9 nieces & 3 nephews, including Thomas A. Shires, Park Hgts, Cumberland, MD. Services will be conducted Mon. at the home of Mses Anna & Emily Shires, 301 East Pitt St., Bedford. Interment will be in Bedford Cem. Info from Cumberland, MD newspaper dated Sep 1 1946. She was buried on 2 Sep 1946 in Bedford Cem., Bedford, PA. She was a Practcal nurse/School teacher. Mary Elizabeth SHIRES was m. to Benjamin (Ben) M. BLYMYER.
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Robert L Lees State: PA Dist: 0097 Color: W Age: 36 Birth Place: Scotland Visit: 0131 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02640256 Other Residents:
Wife Katherine 36, PA
Dau Flemming 16, PA
Son Earl 14, PA
Dau Janie 10, PA
Dau Margaret 02, PA
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
215-98 Berkeybile, Moses 52 M Farmer PA
Susan 47 F PA
Susanna 22 F PA
Irvin 20 M PA
Moses 18 M PA
Sarah A. 16 F PA
Ann E. 14 F PA
Cyrus 12 M PA
Eve 8 F PA
Adam 7 M PA
Jeremiah 5 M PA
1870 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 27 Jun 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz. Pg 2
18 11 11 Clark Allen 41 M W farmer 3,000 2,340 Pa
Clark Sarah 37 F W wife Pa
Clark Irwin 13 M W farm labr Pa
Clark George 11 M W farm labr Pa
Clark Rolsen 9 M W at home Pa
Clark Noah 7 M W at home Pa
Clark Sussanna 5 F W at home Pa
Clark Jeane 9/12 F W at home Pa Sept
Lape Benjamin 23 M W farm labourer Pa
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 12 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
17 226 226 Foy Michael 24 M W farm labr 200 Pa
Foy Lena 21 F W wife Pa
Foy Jonathan 1 M W Pa
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 19, 18 Jun 1880
439A 43 171 177 Foy Michael W M 35 Laborer PA PA PA
Foy Geny W F 31 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Foy John W M 2 Son PA PA PA
1890 Vet census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA ENUMERATED: in June, 1890 by: M.D. Reel
46 147 147 Michael Foy Pvt K 5 Pa Artil 27 Aug 1864 30 June 1865 x 10 3 Stoystown, Pa
1900 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Jun 1900 Willis L. Powell Sheet 5B
132B 89 84 89 Foy Michael Head W M Sept 1846 53 M 33 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O F F 70
Foy Christina Wife W F May 1849 51 M 33 2 1 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
Foy John Son W M Feb 1877 23 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Yes Yes Yes
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 10 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
58 61 GIGER John 51 M Gatekeeper PA
Margaret 42 F PA
Thomas 17 M PA
Catharine A. 15 F PA
Mary 13 F PA
Margaret 12 F PA
Doreus 10 F PA
John 8 M PA
Isabella 6 F PA
Jacob 4 M PA
Elisabeth 2 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
259 276 GIGER John 61 M Till Keeper 100 125 PA
Margret 51 F PA
Margret 21 F Common School Teacher PA
John 17 M Day Laborer PA.
Isabell 15 F PA.
Jacob 13 M PA.
Elizabeth 12 F PA.
Rachel 6 F PA
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
216-110 Wolford, Michael 27 M Laborer PA
Elisabeth 28 F PA
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 16 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
141 147 BARNHART David 68 M Farmer 2000 acres PA
Mary 48 F PA can't read or write
Caroline 14 F PA
Jacob 3 M PA
Noah 1 M PA
1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 7 Oct 1850 J. J. Schell
13 302 313 Berkey Henry 40 MCarpenterPA .
Berkey Louisa 38 F.PA
Berkey Annanias 16 MCarpenterPA
Berkey Mary Ann 12 F.PA
Berkey Harrison 10 M.PA
Berkey Ann E. 8 F.PA
Berkey Rosanna 6 F.PA
Berkey Catharine 4 F.PA .
Berkey Philson 1 M.PA .
Good Henry 20 MCarpenterPA
DEC 2 1910 WILLIAM H. BERKEY, d. last Sun aged 71, following an illness of peritonitis & pneumonia. He was b Somerset twp, & serv Civil War. He is survived by widow, Nancy Lape, & following chdn: Norman E. & Ms' Molllie & Reah Berkey, Somerset, & Ms Emily Berkey.
1880 Census Alms House, Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA by C. J. Miller Jun 19-22 1880
483A 1 23 21 1 1 Berkey William H. W M 40 Steward PA PA PA
Berkey Nancy W F 28 Wife K*t*wa*tes PA PA PA
Berkey Norman E. W U 10 Son PA PA PA
Berkey Mollie B. W F 8 Dau PA PA PA
Berkey George H. W M 4 Son PA PA PA
Denney Cora W F 26 D.Servant Servant PA PA PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William H Berkey State: PA Dist: 0160 Color: W Age: 70 B-Pl: PA Visit: 0540 Co: Somerset Relation: Husb Image Num: 00470156 Other Residents:
Wife Nancy E 58, PA
Dau Mary B 37, PA
Dau Emily S 21, PA
Dau Reah M 17, PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 13 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
133A 1 86 91 Peterman Daniel Head W M May 1841 59 M 16 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes No Yes O F F 72
133A 2 86 91 Peterman Ida Wife W F May 1864 36 M 16 5 5 PA PA PA No No Yes
133A 3 86 91 Peterman Jamey Daughter W F Apr 1887 13 S PA PA PA 7 Yes Yes Yes
133A 4 86 91 Peterman Chrsitly Son W M July 1888 11 S PA PA PA Farm Laborer 0 7 Yes Yes Yes
133A 5 86 91 Peterman Magdalena Daughter W F Nov 1889 10 S PA PA PA 7 Yes Yes Yes
133A 6 86 91 Peterman Daniel Son W M May 1891 9 S PA PA PA 7
133A 7 86 91 Peterman Levi Uncle W M Mar 1881 19 S PA PA PA Yes No Yes
[NI064900] Johnstown Trib Mar 6 1923 MRS. J. D. STUMP DIES IN EIGHTH WARD Mrs. Bertha (Judy) Stump, widow of J. D. Stump & d/o the late Samuel Judy, passed away at the Stump home, 16 Osborne St., 8th Ward, 1 pm this afternoon, aged 49 yrs. hus. d. Aug 1922, & her father passed away at the Stump residence on Jan 20, this year. He was a Civil War vet. He was the last of the members of Co. A, 11th PA Reserves, residing in Cambria Co. to pass away. Mrs. Stump b. Youngstown, OH, & m. at Conemaugh in 1890 by the Rev. R. A. Smith of the Brethren Ch. The deceased is survived by 4 sons & dau.: Mrs. Carrie Logue, Franklin St.; Roy, Baumer St.; Edgar, Cleveland, & Mrs. Helen Gardner, at home. 5 gchldn also survive, with a sis., Mrs. Mary Loudenstine, Cleveland, & 2 bro.s, George Judy, of Ebensburg, & Harold Judy of Muncy, IN The deceased was a member of the 1st Breth. Ch., Somerset St.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Simon Stump Age: 50 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist: 0028 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0244 Co: Allegheny, Braddock Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Laura 45, PA
Daug Ella M 24, PA
Daug Nina Ward 22, PA
Son-in-law William R Ward 23, PA
1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 7 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
19 315 326 Swenk John 57 MFarmer 2,500 PA .
20 315 326 Swenk Catharine 46 F.PA
21 315 326 Swenk David 25 MFarmerPA .
22 315 326 Swenk Elisabeth 20 F.PA
23 315 326 Swenk Leah 16 F.PA
24 315 326 Swenk Nancy 14 F.PA
25 315 326 Swenk Lavenia 10 F.PA
26 315 326 Horner Cyrus 9 M.PA
[NI064942] Benjamin (Ben) M. BLYMYER was b. in 1845 in PA. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA Benjamin M. age 5. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 25. He served in the military in 1890 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA. 1890 film 338245 Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, & Marines, & Widows; page 2; Bedford Boro East; Benjamin Blymyer, pvt, K co., 83 PA. enlistment Mar 8 1865; discharge July 28 1865; 5 months, 20 days. this man m. 2 different sisters.
[NI064953] b. 18 Sep 1863 in Bedford, PA. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 7. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living on E. Pitt St.; age 16 lived in Johnstown, PA went by the name of Sue. Emma Sue SHIRES was m. to Robert CANAN.
[NI064955] b. 26 Nov 1866 in Bedford, PA. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA age 3. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Bedford Boro, Bedford, PA living on E. Pitt St.; age 13.
[NI064967] appears to have been a schoolteacher in PA by a letter written to T. Donald Shires found in the family Bible Bess SHIRES was m. to Hugh HOKE.
1850 Federal Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 16 Aug 1850 by John H. Smith
6 33 33 Cook George 37 M Scale Builder PA
7 33 33 Cook Rachel 35 F PA
8 33 33 Cook Catharine 17 F PA
9 33 33 Cook Hiram 15 M None* PA
10 33 33 Cook Jesse 13 M PA
11 33 33 Cook Eliza A. 8 F PA
12 33 33 Cook Mary E. 5 F PA
13 33 33 Cook Emeline 3 F PA
George (1811 - 1883) m. Rachel Albright (1813 -?) dau. of Christian Albright. George & Rachel moved from Wellersburg to Circleville, OH for a short period & then moved to Columbus, OH from where they moved to Fulton Co., IN in 1855. Their chldrn were: Catharine (5/4/1833) (Wellersburg Church Record)m William Martin of Fulton; Hiram (1835-?) D. unmarried (Maybe buried Circleville or Columbus); Jesse (2/28/1839 - 4/5/1862) d. unmarried, buried Fulton, IN. Elizabeth A. (1842 -?) (Wellersburg Church Record) m. Boyd Buchanan; Mary E. (1845 - 10/8/1861) d. unmarried, bur. Fulton, IN; Emeline (1847 - ) called "Emma" m. Alex Hoover near Macy.
George William. (11/10/1850-12/21/1929) m. Amanda Martin. He left the farm to start a grocery store in Fulton, IN which he continued 49 yrs until poor health forced his retirement. He was an active Republican who served as twp trustee in the 1886 & 1888 terms. He was b. in Harrisburg, PA. He went to Battle Ground College for 1 term. His w. was the dau. of Riley Martin, a Cass Co. farmer.
Their chldrn: Flo Mae; Ray D.; Bertha B.; Rose; Lalah Eleanor; Robert Lee;
George E.(1888-1980); William Henry.(3/6/1882-1936).
Jesse (Jun12 1819-May 17 1893). M. Nov 21 1839, Elizabeth Hoyman 7/27/1818- 8/26/1900) d/o Henry. She is bur. Wellersburg. Their chldn were: Josiah (3/21/1841-?) Wellersburg Ch. Records m Martha Wilhelm, Bedford Co.; Catherine (7/16/1841-3/5/1925) d., Hyndman. M. Samuel Wilhelm, Bedford Co. Jesse Cook Sr. News reached Somerset by wire on Wed of death of Mr. Jesse Cook Sr. at his home, Wellersburg, Southampton twp. Mr. Cook had been suffering more or less from illness for past 6 mos his family did not ___- dangerous, & h____was unexpected. Jesse Cook b Southampton twp, abt 1 mi from where he d, Dec __ d. Wed. am, May _7, 75th yr of age, his death being caused by heart failure. Mr. Cook has lived his entire life in Southampton Twp, where since reaching the age of manhood he has followed farming as an occupation. It may be said of him to his credit that he ever attended strictly to his own business, thereby gaining a considerable portion of this world's goods. He was the happy possessor of that nobleness of character that always attracted the admiration & respect of those who knew him. His father was one of the extensive traders of his dy, & at the age of 16 yrs Jesse was entrusted with a 6-horse team hauling a large freight wagon over the nat'l pike between Wheeling, Pittsburg & Baltimore. Although a mere lad he made several successful trips alone with this team. Jesse Cook was m Nov 21 1839 to Ms Elizabeth Hoyman, with whom he lived happily until his death almost 54 yrs. Mrs. Cook's health has been poor for the last 25 yrs, yet she survives her hus., whose health was good until 6 mo.s ago. Deceased is also survived by the following chldn: Josiah, Cook's Mills; Mrs. Samuel M. Wilhelm, Hyndman; Jonas M., well-known business man of Somerset; Edward L., Berlin; Mrs. Mattie E., w/o John Wingert, at homestead; Wm. H., Johnstown; Jesse J., who has charge of the homestead; Mrs. Charles Smouse, Cumberland & Mrs. Wm. H. Deal, Meyersdale. The 2 latter are twins. Mr. Cook was a devoted memb of Evan. Ch.. He left a will by which his estate will be satisfactorily divided among his wife & chldn, & ______requested to be bur in a ____.
1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 19 Aug 1850 John H. Smith
30 96 98 Cook Jesse 31 M Farmer 800 PA
Cook Elizabeth 31 F PA
Cook Josiah 9 M PA
Cook Catharine 8 F PA
Cook Jonas 6 M PA
Cook Edward 4 M PA
Cook Martha E. 3 F PA
1870 Census Southhampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 Jun 1870 John H. Lepley
15 109 109 Cook Jesse 50 M W Farmer 14,000 2,500 PA
Cook Elizabeth 50 F W Keeping House PA
Cook Martha E. 23 F W PA
Cook William H. 18 M W Works on Farm PA
Cook Jesse J. 13 M W Works on Farm PA
Cook Lizzie 11 F W PA
Cook Allice 11 F W PA
1850 Federal Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 15 Aug 1850 by John H. Smith
1 10 10 Cook Solomon 22 M Labourer Penna
2 10 10 Cook Mary 23 F Penna
3 10 10 Cook Angeline 2 F Penna
4 10 10 Klink Philip 32 M Penna
Their children: Angeline (12/10/1847-?)(White Oak Church Record & m. Henry Grohe; William H.(?) m. Lydia Hartman & had chldrn Florence, Cheeney, Samuel, Bessie, Mary, & Mabel; George W. (12/21/1851-?) m. Mary Uhl & had Charles & Eugene; Charles; Jacob;Samuel & Mary.
1850 Census Somerset Boro, Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 22 Jul 1850 by Jno. J. Schell
10 125 132 Uhl William 30 M W Preacher PA
Uhl Lucinda 30 F W PA
Uhl Jonathan 8 M W PA
Uhl Mary E. 7 F W PA
Uhl Emanuel 5 M W PA
Uhl Joanna E. 3 F W PA
Bitner Lydia E. 3 F W PA
Cook Eliza 14 F PA
1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Aug 1850 by John H. Smith
4 16 16 Bittinger W'm. 28 M Labourer 1,000 PA
Bittinger Lavina 25 F PA
Bittinger Edward 6 M PA
1870 Census Larimer Twp., Somerset Co., PA Sep 2, 1870 By Lewis G. Dom.
3 123 126 Bittner William 47 M W Farmer 4,000 1,000 PA
Bittner Lavina 46 F W Keeping House PA
Bittner Lavina C. 17 F W At Home PA
Bittner Melinda 15 F W At Home PA
Bittner Savilla 13 F W At Home PA
Bittner Charles 11 M W At Home PA
Bittner Thomas R. 02 M W PA
Bittner Manuel 19 M W Works on Farm PA
Bittner Emma 20 F W At Home PA
[NI065011] Flo Mae(5/2/1878-4/2/54) m. John L. Zook to have only twin dau.s, Janet(Zook) m. Nellans( Carl Raymond) & Janes (Zook) m. Graham (Clarence Joseph). The twins both reside in South Bend, IN.
[NI065017] .Ray D Cook(1/3/90-1/12/66) Jeweler in Detroit married to Emma (?) late m. with no chldrn. Ray & his bro., Robert Lee, came to Detroit together & worked on the lines of automobile plants until they both started their own businesses.
Bertha B (1/1/80-4/5/61) m. & separated from Bert Abbott- Both buried together in
Southlawn Cem., South Bend, IN . She produced sons Arthur who had 1 dau., Carolyn Hoffman; Glenn who had 1 dau., Helen Blacketor; Tom Leo who had 3 dau.s, Charlotte Myers, Mary Sharkey, & Laura (Deverle).; Harold had a son, Donald & 2 dau.s, Doris Lehman & Janet Summers. Bertha's dau. was Irene who m. Virgil "Stretch" Whisman & had dau.s Betty Armond & Peggy Berry. Bert Cecil Abbott(b 7/29/1877-) descended from James Thomas Abbott.
[NI065032] Irene who m. Virgil "Stretch" Whisman & had dau. Betty Armond & Peggy Berry.
[NI065036] James Thomas Abbott b Dec 21 1855 near Chili, IN. He m. Rosanna Kochenderfer on Nov 9, 1876 & had 1 chld, Bert. James later moved to Argos, IN. James' family said to come from Richmond, Va. Via England.
[NI065038] Rose (1883-1968) married Oathe A Eytcheson. Her daughter Rose Marie had no chldrn & was divorced from her husb. George Burton. Mother & dau. are buried Southlawn Cem., South Bend, IN
[NI065042] Lalah Eleanor (1894-1958) married to Howard Frain. Howard & Lalah had 1 child that d. at birth. Howard d. of a heart attack while he & Lalah were visiting George & Marie Burton at 501 E. Hill St., South Bend, IN. Howard d. at 44 yrs of age. He had been Cashier of Fulton State Bank for 25 yrs. 2 yrs previous to his death, Howard & Lalah had moved to Grand Rapids where Howard started an insurance business & acquired property near Walhallah, MI on a small lake. After Howard's death, Lalah had a short marriage to Gerritt Ter Meer, a retired printer from the Detroit area. Howard was the son of Daniel and Eleanor Frain of Rochester. He had a brother, CA Frain of Chicago.
[NI065047] m. 1st Grace Sharpe in Apr 26,1915. Their dau., Rosemary Lee, was b. Jul 26, 1925. Grace Cook passed in Oct 1940. Grace's sis. was Daisy. She had 4 chldrn: Martha Getz, Maxine Mosher, Clyde Bemis, & Paula De Cormier. Rosemary was close to these cousins who often lived with them. In 1940 or 41 Lee wed Nancy Irene Coleson. In 1957 Lee & Nancy retired to Bradenton, FL where they built a home at 4308 1st Ave. NE. Lee d. in Bradenton. Nancy d. in a nursing home near her grddau., Sharon Base. Their places of burial are unknown.
[NI065049] Rosemary, at age 16, 1st married Robert Tremonti who was killed in WWII. They had no children. Jul 26, 1946 Rosemary married Gabriel Paul Stevens. "Gabe" built the new Cook Paint Store as well as his own home on Maxine Street right behind the point store. In 1949 Rosemary contracted Polio and was hospitalized for 8 months. She came home after the hospitalization with serious disabilities, but she went on to become a homemaker, wife, and mother by minimizing those disabilities. Rosemary and Gabriel had 3 children: Dennis Lee born Aug 26, 1948. Dennis first married Lynnette Books to have son Dennis Lee II. His 2nd marriage was to Carol Grace. She had, with a prior husband, Candace Kemberlee, and Jamie. Gabrielle Paula born Sep 20 1952, never married and lives in Nancy and Lee's house in Bradenton. April Ann (Stevens) Phoenix born Aug 12, 1955 had two sons, Scott Austin(Dec 10,1976) and John Robert (Sep 12, 1984). Gabriel Paul Stevens was born Aug 28,1919 and died Jan 20, 1982.
[NI065051] She had been a paint mixer in Lee's Store & had been m. previously to Oscar Coleson with which she had dau. Phyllis. Phyllis m. several times and had a dau. Sharon Clark Base who lives in Troy, MI & son Robert Clark. Nancy had a sis., Mabel who m. Newt Shannon, but but they are both now deceased.
[NI065060] Mabel who m. Newt Shannon, but but they are both now deceased. Mabel had a Granddaughter, Fran Brown who lives in Vestal, NY.
[NI065065] John Stevens was b. in Austria (Croatia) Sep 17 1886 & d. in Detroit in 1966. His wife was Marianna Khyo who was b. in Budapest, Hungary on Sep 17 1886 & who d. in Detroit in 1943. Marianna & John arrived at Ellis Island on Jun 7 1912. John had his last name legally changed from Stivic to Stevens after he arrived in this country.
[NI065068] Mrs. Elizabeth Cook. d at her home Wellersburg Mon 8 am, aged 83 yrs. Mrs. Cook's death was sudden, her health having apparently been good. She was up as usual on Mon morn, helped to wash dishes after eating a hearty breakfast. While sitting at the kitchen table, some mins later, death came without the slightest warning. Mrs. Cook was b. 27 Jul 1818 on the farm on which she d. Her maiden name was Hoyman, d/o Henry Hoyman. A devout memb Evan. Ch. all her life, her true christian character has been a source of inspiration throughout the community in which her long life was passed. Survived by 5 sons & 4 dau.s: Josiah, Cooks Mills; Jonas M., well-known Somerset merchant; Edward L., hotel keeper, Johnstown; William H., Cumberland; Jesse J., Wellersburg; Mrs Catharine Wilhelm & Mrs. Martha Carpenter, Hyndman; Mrs. ALice Kiehl [DEAL], Rockwood; Mrs. Charles Smouse, Allegheny Co., MD, 1 sis. Mrs. Harriet Kennell, Gladdens. Funeral took place Wed, 29 1900, & attended by all the surviving chldn, their hus.s & wives, together with a no. of gchldn & several ggchldn.
1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 19 Aug 1850 by John H. Smith
38 132 134 Hoyman Henry, Jr. 26 M Farmer 3,000 PA
Hoyman Delilah 26 F PA
Hoyman Charity 8/12 F PA
Hoyman Caroline 13 F PA
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Josiah Cook State: PA Enumeration District: 0015 Color: W Age: 69 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0002 County: Bedford Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00660761 Other Residents:
Wife Martha 64, PA
Daughter Laura C 39, PA
Daughter Katharine B 31, PA
1913. Josiah Cook, of Hyndman, d Sun morn age 72 yrs. funeral was Tue pm. Josiah Cook, b. 21 Mar 1841 a native of Wellersburg & vet. of Civil War. Survived by widow & 4 chldn: John, Mrs. Herman Altfather, Rose & Katie- all at home & bro.s & sis.s, E. L., Johnstown, Jonas, Somerset; Jesse, Cumberland, Mrs. William Deal, Meyersdale & Mrs. Carpenter, Hyndman.
[NI065071] Mrs. Catherine Wilhelm, an aged resident of Hyndman, d at the home of her son, Howard E. Wilhelm, Thu Mar 5 at 5 o'clock, aged abt 82 yrs. Death due to effects of a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Wilhelm suffered from paralysis for a no. of yrs & for past mo had been in a serious condition. b Wellersburg, Somerset Co., d/o Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Cook. Soon after the Civil War she m Samuel Wilhelm, who serv in army, & spent their lives in Hyndman. Surviving are 2 chldn, Mrs. Frank E. Colvin, Bedford, & Howard E. Wilhelm, Hyndman; 2 bro.s & 2 sis.s: Jonas M. Cook, Somerset; Edward L. Cook, Johnstown; Mrs. Alice Diehl [DEAL], Meyersdale, Mrs. Elizabeth Smouse, Cumberland. Mrs. Wilhelm, since a resident of Hyndman, had been a memb. of the Meth. Ep. Ch. & funeral serv.s Sat 1 pm in charge of Rev. C. A. Sadofsky, pastor. Bur at that place.
Popular Civil War Vet & Sterling Citizen Is Laid to Rest. Jonas M. Cook, aged 83 yrs, vet Civil War & highly respected citizens of Somerset Co., d 6:30 am Mon at his home, E. Patriot St., Somerset, after sev. wks' illness from a complication of diseases; b on farm, Southampton Twp, Wellersburg, Nov 8 1843, s/o Jesse & Elizabeth (Hoyman) Cook. He cast his 1st vote for Abraham Lincoln in State of VA Nov 8 1864, on which date he became 21 yrs of age. He was serv. as soldier in Union Army at the time, as a memb of Co. F, 61st Reg., PA Vol. Inf. He taught 6 terms in the public schools of Somerset Co., his last term being at Wellersburg, & serv as school director in Somerset boro for a period of 26 1/2 yrs. He also serv several terms as chairman of Rep. Committee, & was Prothonotary of Somerset Co. 1916-1920. He was a memb of firm of Cook & Beerits, pioneer grocers of Somerset, for more than 33 yrs, Beerits Bro., sons of the jr partner of the firm of Cook & Beerits, being their successors & continuing the bus. Since retiring from the mercantile bus. Mr. Cook was acting in the capacity of sec. of Somerset Mutual Fire Ins. Co. He also operated the Cook woolen mills situated 1 mi. south of Somerset, for a no. of yrs. Jonas M. Cook was an active memb. of Col. R. P. Cummins Post, No. 210, GAR, of which he was a Past Commander. He was Quartermaster of the post for the last 40 yrs. Mr. Cook located in Somerset in 1871. He m Ms Emma S. Stutzman, d/o 1st Super of Schools, Somerset Co., Joseph J. Stutzman, & Amanda (Schnell) Stutzman. Surv by wife, 8 chldn: Charles F. Cook, Somerset; Ms Cora M. Cook, at home; Maj. Ernest V. Cook, Somerset, who served in 57th Field Artill. WWI; Mrs. Maude L. C. Smith, Rochester, NY; Eugene H. Cook, 606 Franklin St., Johnstown; Mrs. George L. Brown, 1149 Confer Ave., Johnstown; Mrs. Paul D. Merritt, who recently returned from Tientsin, China, & now at parental home, Somerset, & Miss Elizabeth R. Cook, teacher in public schools. Pittsburgh. Mr. Cook also survived by 1 bro., Edward L. Cook, Johnstown, & 2 sis.s (twins) Mrs. Alice Deal, Meyersdale, & Mrs. Charles Smouse, Cumberland, MD. Joseph Cook, a bro. of Jonas M. Cook, also vet. of the Civil War, passed away at Hyndman, where 2 sis.s, Mrs. Martha Carpenter & Mrs. Kate Wilhelm, also d. A bro., Jesse Cook, d, Wellersburg, some yrs ago & another bro. William Cook, d. a few yrs ago, Johnstown. Funeral serv.s, 2:30 pm Wed. in local Christian Ch., conducted by Rev. john C. Crowe, pastor, assisted by Rev. Dr. Hiram King, a retired minister of the Ref. Ch. & vet. of Civil War, were attended by prominent citizens from all parts of the co. Bur. Husband Cem., with mil. honors.
1880 Census Somerset Boro, Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA by Geo. W. Benford Jun 1-10 1880
24 15 492A 41 135 153 Cook Jonas W M 35 Retail Grocer PA Pa Pa
Cook Emma W F 32 Wife Keepng House PA Pa Pa
Cook Chas W M 11 Son PA Pa Pa
Cook Maud W F 9 Dau PA Pa Pa
Cook Herman W M 6 Son PA Pa Pa
Cook Cora W F 4 Dau PA Pa Pa
Cook Eugine W M 2 Son PA Pa Pa
Cook Baby W F 1/12 May Dau PA Pa Pa
Barron Jennie W F 16 Servnt Servant PA Pa Pa
Fisher Chas W M 35 Boarder News Dealer Indianna Pa Pa
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jonas M Cook State: PA Enumeration District: 0160 Color: W Age: 66 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0152 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00660722 Other Residents:
Wife Emma S 62, PA
Daughter Cora M 33, PA
Daughter Elizabeth R 19, PA
1850 Census Somerset Boro, Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 20 Jul 1850 Jno. J. Schell
40 41 44 Stutzman Joseph J. 32 M W Attorney at Law 500 PA
Stutzman Amanda M. 25 F W PA
Stutzman Emma 2 F W PA
Stutzman Eliza J. 6/12 F W PA
Fisher Charles H. 5 M W Indianna
Black James N. 22 M W Student at Law Virginia
Black Joseph O. 18 M W Teacher Virginia
Brooke Thos. F. 25 M W Student at Law PA
Ankeny Eliza 19 F W PA
1870 Census Somerset Boro, Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 25 Jun 1870 by Christian Streng
13 147 157 Stutzman Joseph 53 M W Clerk 1,000 500 PA
Stutzman Amanda 45 F W Keeping house PA
Stutzman Lila 20 F W PA
Stutzman Louisa 18 F W PA
Stutzman Anna 15 F W PA
Stutzman Cora 13 F W PA
Stutzman William 10 M W PA
Stutzman Edward 8 M W PA
Stutzman Schell 6 M W PA
Stutzman Frank 4 M W PA
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Charles F Cook State: PA Enumeration District: 0160 Color: W Age: 41 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0501 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00660102 Other Residents:
Wife Mollie B 37, PA
Daughter Emily C 12, PA
Edward L. Cook, aged 82 yrs, one of oldest residents of Johnstown, passed away at his home, 637 Somerset St. His death was due to heart trouble & pneumonia. He had been bedfast for a wk or so. s/o Jesse & Elizabeth (Hoyman) Cook, b. Cook homestead, Wellersburg, Somerset Co., Mar 25 1845. Bro. of Mrs. Alice Deal, Meyersdale; Mrs. Charles Smouse, Cumberland. 2 other sis.s, Mrs. Martha Carpenter & Mrs. Kate Wilhelm, preceded him to grave & 4 bro.s, 2 whom served in Civil War. They were Joseph Cook, who d some yrs ago at Hyndman, where Mrs. Carpenter & Mrs. Wilhelm also passed away, & Jonas M. Cook, of the 61st PA Vol. inf., who d. last Apr, Somerset. The other bro.s were Jesse Cook, Jr., who d at Wellersburg, & William Cook, whose death occurred in Johnstown a few yrs ago. E. L. Cook & Ms Delilah Brubaker, d/o Herman & Matilda (Korns) Brubaker, m in fall of 1869 at Brubaker homestead, Berlin, the ceremony having been performed by Rev. Jesse Winecoff, minister of Luth. denomination. Mr. & Mrs. Cook moved to Johnstown from Somerset Co. 35 yrs ago & for many yrs Mr. Cook was the proprietor of the Cook Hotel in the 4th Ward. Mrs. Cook d.4 yrs ago, St. Petersburg, FL, where she & Mr. Cook & their dau., Mrs. Edward Goggin, Johnstown, & Ms Grace Cook, MD, their relative, had gone to remain for the winter. Besides the 2 sis.s referred to above, Mr. Cook is survived by 2 sons, 2 dau.s, 8 gchldn 4 ggchldn. Dr. George R. Cook, D. D. S., another son of the deceased, d Jun 21 1925. The surviving sons are Frank B. Cook. Ideal Park, Howard Cook, Westmont, & dau.s Mrs. Emil Young, Carr St., Mrs. Edward Goggin, Somerset St. Funeral serv.s 2:30 pm Fri.at the Cook res. by Rev. Dr. Henry W. Snyder, pastor of 1st Luth. Ch., with bur family plot in Grandview Cem., Mr. Cook united with the Luth. Ch. in Somerset Co. many yrs ago.
1880 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA J. R. Boose Pg 20, 12 Jun 1880
3 20 238B 39 180 189 Cook Edward S W M 35 Retail merchant PA PA PA
Cook Delilah W F 29 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Cook Frank W M 9 Son PA PA PA
Cook George R W M 7 Son PA PA PA
Cook Howard C W M 5 Son PA PA PA
Cook Marion E W F 4 dau PA PA PA
Cook Emma C W F 1 dau PA PA PA
Dively Mary W F 20 Servant Servant PA PA PA
1850 census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
331 23 Brubaker Herman W. 22 M Farmer PA
Matilda 19 F PA
Corn Mary 6 F PA
1870 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
35 253 260 Brubaker H.W. 42 M W Farmer 12,000 1,560 PAPAPA
Brubaker Matilda 39 F W Keeping House PAPA PA
Brubaker Charles 13 M W PAPAPA
Brubaker Minnie M. 07 F W PAPAPA
Brubaker Maggie 02 F W PAPAPA
Brubaker Mary W. 63 F 350 W PA PAPA
1880 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA J. R. Boose Pg 20, 12 Jun 1880
3 20 238B 32 179 188 Brubaker Herman W M 53 Farmer PA PA PA
Brubaker Matilda W F 50 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Brubaker Charles A W M 23 Son Coal miner PA PA PA
Brubaker Minnie M W F 17 dau PA PA PA
Brubaker Maggie W F 13 dau PA PA PA
Brubaker Grace W F 9 dau PA PA PA
Dively Wm C W M 16 Servant Works on farm PA PA PA
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
George R Cook State: PA Enumeration District: 0122 Color: W Age: 37 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0320 County: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00660393 Other Residents:
Wife Curtis 33, PA
Son Edward 06, PA
Son George R 04, PA
Daughter Lydia L NR, PA
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Howard C Cook State: PA Enumeration District: 0121 Color: W Age: 35 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0204 County: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00660491 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 36, PA
Son Leroy 14, PA
Daughter Margaret 12, PA
Daughter Josephine 10, PA
1880 Census Wellersburg Boro, Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Jun 1880 Simon G. Martz
25 18 506B 1 118 120 Wingert John W M 37 Cursier PA MD PA
Wingert Meana W F 29 Wife Keeping house MD HesseDarnstadt HesseDarnstadt
Wingert Walter B. W M 2 Son PA PA MD
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William H Deal State: PA Enumeration District: 0146 Color: W Age: 51 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0069 Co.: Somerset, Meyersdale Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01080496 Other Residents:
Wife Mary A 51, PA
Son Roy C E 25, PA
Dau. Jessie E 21, PA
TRAGIC DEATH OF WILLIAM H. DEAL Prominent Citizen Fatally Injured by Fall From Building. William H. Deal, one of the prominent & most highly respected citizens of Meyersdale was fatally injured last Fri. while assisting his bro-in-law, James M. Cook, work on the garage which the latter is having constructed at the rear of the Cook candy factory. The building was originally a stable in which the horses & trucks used by the candy factory were kept. Mr. Cook recently had the stable torn down with the exception of the stone wall forming the basement. He has had this wall repaired & laid a concrete floor inside of it, placed heavy steel girders over the top & is roofing it over with concrete to form the 2nd floor with the view of adding a 2nd story later. It was while assisting Mr. Cook in laying this 2nd floor, or roof, that the fatal accident happened. Mr. Deal had hold of one end & Mr. Cook of the other end of a steel rod about 30 ft long, used in reinforcing concrete, & was walking out over the steel girders, when the sagging of the rod threw him off his balance & he stumbled & fell head foremost to the concrete floor 11 ft below. He landed on his head & shoulder & was completely stunned, never recovering consciousness. Drs. Large & Wenzel were called to give 1st aid, & pronounced his injury probably fatal, although there was no outward fracture of the skull. It was thought best to rush him to Allegany Hosp, Cumberland, & he was taken down on train No. 24 of the Baltimore & Ohio, but d at 8:30 P.M. The body was brought to his home on High St. by Undertaker J. W. Tressler, where funeral was held 1:30 pm Mon & was largely attended, Rev. J. Luther Frantz conducting funeral serv. & a male quartet from the choir of Zion Luth. Ch. --Messrs. S. B. & H. R. Philson & C. W. & W. H. Baldwin -- singing favorite hymns of the deceased. Rev. Frantz pronounced a deserved eulogy of the departed & there many beautiful floral tributes from friends & relatives who loved Mr. Deal dearly for his many sterling qualities. The body was laid to rest in Union Cem. William H. Deal was the 2nd son & 3rd chld of the 16 chldn of the late Edgar [EDWIN] & Nancy Deal, 69 yrs. All of this large family of chldn survived their parents, Harvey the youngest of them all, being the 1st to follow them to the spirit world, several yrs ago, & William being the 2nd to go. The surviving bro.s & sis.s: Herman & Calvin E. Deal, Mrs. J. M. Cook, Mrs. E. E. Conrad, Mrs. J. H. Pfahler & Ms Agnes Deal, all of Meyersdale; Mrs. W. H. Reiber, Confluence, Mrs. E. J. Boyles, Wilkinsburg, Levi Deal, Grove City, Charles Deal, Elkins, WV, Daniel, Ezra & Simon Deal & Mrs. D. P. Ford, Cumberland, MD. All of these were at the funeral, except Ms Agnes, who left last wk with her nephew & niece, Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Bean on an automobile trip to NH. Mr. Deal is also survived by his wife, who was one of the twin daug.s of the late Jesse Cook, Sr., Wellersburg, a sis. of Jonas M. Cook, Somerset; 2 sons, Roy Deal, Detroit, MI., & Earl Deal, Ferris, PA, 1 dau., Mrs. Harry B. Snider, who has been making her home with her parents. William H. Deal was b. & reared at the old Deal homestead at what is now Deal Sta. on the Western MD RR in Larimer Twp, where his father was for many yrs a prosperous farmer, miller, millwright & lumberman. He located in Meyersdale many yrs ago with other memb.s of the family & has been connected with various local manufacturing enterprises. He was a good mechanic, an industrious workman & an upright citizen, highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was for many yrs an elder of Zion Evan. Luth. Ch., earnest worker in all activities of the Ch., Sun. school & Luth. bro.hood. At the solicitation of friends, Mr. Deal offered himself as a Rep. candidate for boro tax collector at the coming primary election. His is the only name appearing on the printed ballot for that office, his death occurring too late to have another name substituted. The entire community mourns the death of this useful citizen & Christian gentleman.
1870 census Greenville Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 15 July, 1870 by John H. Lepley
4 8 8 Deal Edwin 46 M W Farmer 20,000 4,000 Pennsylvania
5 8 8 Deal Nancy 38 F W Keeping House Pennsylvania
6 8 8 Deal Herman 19 M W Works on Farm Pennsylvania
7 8 8 Deal William 18 M W Works on Farm Pennsylvania
8 8 8 Deal Louisa 16 F W Pennsylvania
9 8 8 Deal Matilda 15 F W Pennsylvania
10 8 8 Deal Daniel 13 M W Works on Farm Pennsylvania
11 8 8 Deal Ezra 12 M W Works on Farm Pennsylvania
12 8 8 Deal Elmira 12 F W Pennsylvania
13 8 8 Deal Levi 10 M W Pennsylvania
14 8 8 Deal Charles 08 M W Pennsylvania
15 8 8 Deal Ann E. 07 F W Pennsylvania
16 8 8 Deal Simon 05 M W Pennsylvania
17 8 8 Deal Nancy B. 04 F W Pennsylvania
18 8 8 Deal Ida E. 02 F W Pennsylvania
19 8 8 Wilhelm John 23 M W Works on Farm Pennsylvania
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Edwin Deal State: PA Enumeration District: 0146 Color: W Age: 86 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0430 Co.: Somerset, Meyersdale Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01070568 Other Residents:
Dau. Nancy A 41, PA
Son Harvey 33, PA
[NI065106] Mrs. Nancy Deal d Aug 16 1902, 70 yrs, 6 mo.s & 8 dys. survived by hus., Edwin Deal, & the following chldn: Herman, Mrs. J. M. Cook, Mrs. J. H. Pfahler, Levi, Agnes, Mrs. E. E. Conrad, Mrs. D. P. Ford, Calvin E. & Harvey, Meyersdale; Wm. H. & Charles, Gormania, WV; Daniel & Ezra, Cumberland, MD; Mrs. E. J. Boyles, Braddock, PA, & Simon, Patterson's Creek, WV. 40 gchldn & 2 ggchldn. Mr. & Mrs. Deal m Feb 7 1850, & the family ties remained unbroken more than 52 yrs. On Sat. eve. A no. of her chldn spent several hrs with their father & mother in social conversation. At 9:30 pm the "Good night" was spoken & they went to their several homes, little dreaming that it would be their last social gathering with their mother. Some of them had scarcely reached their homes, when without warning, the fatal stroke came. Mother Deal d as lived - a faithful Christian. a lifelong memb. of the Evan. Luth. Ch.. funeral serv.s were held at her late res. 6pm Mon Aug 19, laid to rest in the family plot, Union Cem.. The esteem in which she was held was evidenced by the vast concourse of people that gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved hus. & chldn.
1870 Census Southhampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Jun 1870 John H. Lepley
33 98 98 Cook Dennis 40 M W Farmer 8,000 2,500 PA
Cook Elizabeth 37 F W Keeping House PA
Cook Isabel C. 19 F W PA
Cook Calvin B. 18 M W Works onFarm PA
Cook James M. 16 M W Works on Farm PA
Cook Norman 9 M W PA
Cook Lillie M. 1/12 F W PA May
Close Clara 10 F W PA
Stertz William 15 M W Works on Farm PA
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Jesse J Cook State: PA Enumeration District: 0163 Color: W Age: 56 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0057 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00660587 Other Residents:
Wife Bell C 42, PA
Son Harry E 16, PA
Daughter Grace E 15, PA
Daughter Pearl L 12, PA
Son Bruce C 09, PA
Daughter Bertha B 07, PA
Daughter Viola G 04, PA
Somerset Co Leader Dec 22 1916 JESSE L. COOK, aged 60 yrs, d Wed last wk at his home, Wellersburg, leaves wife & 6 chldn. He was bro of Prothonotary Jonas M. Cook, Somerset. Jesse J. Cook, whose illness announced in Standard last wk, d at home Wellersburg before the newspapers had reached the subscribers. Wed forenoon, his condition showed a slight improvement & occasioned hope for his recovery, when suddenly he suffered a relapse & passed rapidly; death was due to pneumonia & heart trouble. 61st yr, b Sep 18 1856. One of Southampton Twp's most respected & prominent citizens. s/o Jesse & Elizabeth (Hoyman) Cook, b on Cook farm Wellersburg, where he passed the greater part of his life. After attending local schools entered Mt. Union, OH, School, from which institution he graduated. He then returned Somerset Co & engaged in teaching, & was 1 of the oldest teachers in point of experience in this Co. when he quit the profession. He conducted a tobacco store at Somerset for several yrs, & also serv as mercantile appraiser 1 term. Upon his return to Wellersburg he filled various positions of trust, his longest serv being Justice of the Peace, office he held at the time of his death. Besides wife, Belle Long, m 1892, he is surv by chldn: Harry Ellsworth, Ella Grace, Laura Pearl, Charles Bruce, Bertha Blanche, & Viola Gertrude. Memb UE Ch, his funeral Fri conducted by Revs. Cramer & Wise of that denomination. Bro & sis.s: Prothonotary Jonas M. Cook, Somerset, Edward L. & William H. Cook, Johnstown, Mrs. Kate Wilhelm & Mrs. Martha Carpenter, Hyndman, Mrs. William H. Deal, Meyersdale, & Mrs. C.A. Smouse, Cumberland.
1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 19 Aug 1850 John H. Smith
6 93 95 Gaumer David 36 M Farmer 1,800 PA
Gaumer Elizabeth 35 F PA
Gaumer Delilah 16 F PA
Gaumer George 14 M PA
Gaumer Rebecca 12 F PA
Gaumer Elizabeth 10 F PA
Gaumer Polom**i 9 M PA
Gaumer Julian 7 F PA
Gaumer Hannah 4 F PA
Gaumer Edward 2 M PA
Gaumer Simon 1 M PA
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Henry S Coolbaugh State: PA Enumeration District: 0126 Color: W Age: 52 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0470 County: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00720453 Other Residents:
Wife Mary A 48, PA
Daughter Olive 25, PA
Daughter Edna 19, PA
Daughter Elizabeth 16, PA
Son William 13, PA
Son Walter 11, PA
[NI065135] Benjamin & Betsy were 1st cousins, d in Seattle, WA. His mother (Malinda) was sis of Miner P. SNOW. Other records list Miner Porter SNOW & P. SNOW as parents of Albert E. SNOW & Wm. Porter SNOW. Records from Evergreen Cem., Enesee Co., MI. Benjamins last name was spelled ENGLES, INGERSOL, & INGALLS in various records. The same records list 4 daug.s, the oldest as Alice or Alace, born abt 1857 per census records.
[NI065141] OBITUARY printed in the Wausau Daily Herald, Mon. Feb 15 1999 James D. Arndt, 63, 1523 Burek Ave., Wausau, d. Thu. Feb 11 1999, under the care of Comfort Care & Hospice Serv.s at Mount View Care Center, Wausau, WI. He was b. Mar 11, 1935, in Milwaukee to Harry & Evelyn (Meidl) Arndt. On Jan 22 1955, in Mattoon, WI, he m. Emily Ortlieb. She survives. He was a supervisor at Marathon Electric Corp., retiring after 41 yrs. Survivors include his wife, Emily (Ortlieb) Arndt; his mother, Evelyn (Meidl) Arndt, Akeley, MN; 4 sons, James Arndt Jr., & his chldrn, Jennifer James III, Wausau; Kenneth (Jan) Arndt, & their chldrn, Kenneth, Kelly & Kasey, Heidelburg, Germany; Kurt (Special) friend Dawn) Arndt, & his son, Matthew, Rockford, IL; & Jack (Kerry) Arndt, & their twin sons, Ross & Ryan, Milwaukee; 1 dau., Jill (Jeff) Scutkowski & their dau.s, Jessica & Jordyn, Wausau; 5 bro.s, Patrick (Sharon) Arndt, Antigo; Robert (Helen) Arndt, Jefferson; & Michael (Sandy) Arndt; John (Betty) Arndt and William (Evy) Arndt, all of West Bend; 3 sis.s, Karen (Karl) Kelnhofer, MN; Pearl (Joe) Zimmer, West Bend; & Mary (Pat) Cornwall, OK. Serv.s will be at 11 a.m. today, Feb 15 1999, at The Church of St. Anne, Wausau. The Rev. Steve Brice will officiate. Helke Funeral Home Wausau, assisted the family with arrangements.
[NI065174] Mary, over 14 1st Mon of Sep 1801 chose Christian Yoder as guardian, On 4/19/1808 listed as m to Christian Yordy, perhaps the same man.
History of Somerset and Bedford Counties states he was an early settler in Somerset Co..
Military: Capt. Jacob Ladich's Co, Berks Co., Militia, Samuel Ely's Batt, in US serv 1 Oct 1781 to 17 Oct 1781 included: Cpl Charles Uhl; Sgt Peter Troutman; Pvt Will Troutman. That would be William Troutman & his bro under the command of the bro of William's wife, Catherine Uhl. // TROUTMAN Estate Paper To the Honorable the Judges of the Orphans Court of Somerset Co. The petition of John Geiger son & heir at law of Esther Troutman later Esther Geiger who was one of the daugs of William Troutman decd Respectfully Represents that William Troutman late of Southampton Twp. d seized in his demesne as of fee of any in a certain plantation or tract of land containing 28 acs more or less situate in said Twp. adjoining Isaac Harden, Peter Troutman & others, once improved but bldgs now in decay, & left issue 10 chldn, viz. Maria intermarried with Abram Miller, Catherine, Elizabeth intermarried with Wm Crichfield & residing in __ Co., OH, Esther intermarried with John Geiger leaving issue 5 chldn, viz. John, Samuel, Josiah, Mary & Lydia, Rachel intermarried with George Cook both deceased leaving issue 7 chldn to wit Solomon, Maria, Lavina, Rachael, Lucinda & Elizabeth Cook (only 6 chldn listed), Susan intermarried with Abram Boyer now deceased leaving issue 3 chldn, viz. Joseph Jessey, Rebecca in Somerset Co., Sally intermarried with Jonathan Long, but now decd, leaving issue 7 chldn viz. Levy, Joseph, Jonathan, Samuel, Enoch, Susan & Catharine in Somerset Co., Margaret (or Peggy) intermarried with Abram Boyer who is now decd, William Troutman & Peter Troutman. Your petitioner therefore prays your Honors to award an inquest to make partition of the premises aforesaid to any amonth the said parties interested therein to wit--in such manner & in such proportions as by the laws of this Commonwealth. (there is no signature at the end of the document.)
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
225-169 Specht, Emanuel 29 M Farmer PA
Catharine 21 F PA
Elisabeth 2 F PA
Wolford, Jacob 10 M PA
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 9 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
20 190 190 Specht Emanuel 49 M W farmer 6,000 1,500 Pa
21 190 190 Specht Catharina 43 F W wife Pa
22 190 190 Specht Margarette 18 F W at home Pa
23 190 190 Specht Manorvia 8 F W at home Pa
24 190 190 Specht Mahlon 6 M W at home Pa
25 190 190 Specht Mary 5 F W at home Pa
26 190 190 Stump Elisabeth 19 F W dom. servant Pa
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 20, 21 Jun 1880
439B 42 178 188 Specht Emanuel W M 59 Farmer PA PA PA
439B 43 178 188 Specht Cathren W F 52 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
439B 44 178 188 Specht Maggie W F 28 Daughter At home PA PA PA
439B 45 178 188 Specht Nenna W F 15 Daughter PA PA PA
439B 46 178 188 Specht Mahlon W M 16 Son PA PA PA
439B 47 178 188 Specht Mary W F 15 Daughter PA PA PA
1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
242 74 ELLRICH Isaac 29 M Blacksmith PA
242 74 ELLRICH Elisabeth 20 F PA
242 74 STULL John 18 M Blacksmith PA
1850 census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Oct 1850, p. 134 by J. J. Schell
95 98 LOHR John 68 M Farmer 3000 PA
Polly 48 F PA
Jeremiah 20 M Farmer PA
Lena 18 F PA
Josiah 12 M PA
Lavenia 9 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
232 249 LOHRE Tena 72 F 300 65 PA
Samuel 31 M Day Laborer 50 PA
Rosyann 18 F PA
Martha A. 2 F PA
Eliza J. 2/12 F PA
[NI065212] she d 1940, the Lohr & Miller Family came in & decided what to do with the chldn The 2 youngest, were taken by Arthur's Brother who was a pastor in a Ch. Richard & my father, were taken to work on a farm, Where they were treated very badly, A sister Betty. was taken by an Aunt.. the rest were taken by other mem.s of the Ch. My father was 11 years old at this time
Manges Cem., Shade Twp, behind the Coffee Hill School about a mile or so on a road off to your left & up to the top of the hill. They lived in Shade Twp in the Coffee Hill area probably close to Conemaugh Twp line. They were married about 1834/35. George was born in France and came to this country with his father George about 1827 to avoid conscription in the army. His father went back to France. Unfortunately, I don't know which part of France, but more than likely it would be the German/French speaking section of Alsace/Loraine next to Germany. I have no exact arrival date for him in this country (have checked all the ship records) and he may have entered illegally. Even though all of his children were born in Pa, he is not listed in the 1830, 1840, 1850 census of Pa., he first appears in the 1860 census (unless he was out of the area in another state during the census). However, I speculate that he may have been suspecious of census takers thinking they may send him back, so perhaps he disappeared during census times.
1850 Census Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, PA
63 65 BARNETT George 35 M Laborer Germany
Catharine 37 F
George 15 M Laborer
Abraham 12 M
Peter 10 M
Elisabeth 8 F
Jacob 5 M
Samuel 3 M
Sarah 3/12 F
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 7 Jul 1870 Hiram J. Boytz
38 141 143 Barnhart George 54 M W farmer 400 450 French
Barnhart Catharina 56 F W wife Pa
Barnhart William 13 M W at home Pa
Barnhart Sarah 20 F W at home Pa
Barnhart Samuel 23 M W farm labr Pa
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O. W. Williamson Pg 15, 15 Jun 1880
437A 20 131 136 Barnheart George W M 66 PA PA PA
Barnheart Cathern W F 67 Wife PA PA PA
Barnheart Flora W F 11 Grand daughter PA PA PA
Boyer Minnie W F 8 Grand daughter PA PA PA
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA 25 Aug 1870 Christian Streng
33 229 234 Landis Abraham 31 M W Farmer 700 500 PA
Landis Harriet 26 F W Keeping house PA
Landis Alice 7 F W PA
Landis Edmond 5 M W PA
Landis Susan 3 F W PA
Landis Daniel 1 M W PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Abram G Landis State: PA Dist: 0165 Color: W Age: 70 B Pl: PA Visit: 0026 Co: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02760362 Other Residents:
Wife Hariet 63, PA
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 3 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
16 17 BENDER Joseph 28 M Farmer 500 PA
Mary 28 F PA
Cornelius 4 M PA
Sarah 1 F PA
GULL Camilla 11 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
89 97 BENDER Joseph 38 M Farmer 2000 900 PA
Mary 37 F PA
Cornelius 14 M PA.
Sarah J. 11 F PA.
Edward 9 M PA.
Mary E. 7 F PA.
Emma E. 5 F PA
John H. 1 M PA
John CUSTER 15 F Day Laborer PA
[NI065241] The immigrant Michael Niederauer left a will in 1775 in Longswamp, Berks Co., PA. In the will, Michael b.: 1714 in Germany spells his name Nietterauer he names his w. Anna Margaretha & 5 chldrn: the older son Michael & younger sons Jacob & Phillip. He also names his dau.s Margaretha & Anna Maria. Jacob, one of the younger sons b. abt 1760 went to Somerset Co., PA in 1794 soon after his mother's death. Most of Jacob's family spell the name either Nedrow or Nethero. However, Michael the older son b. about 1752 stayed in Eastern PA. They continued to spell the surname Nitterauer, Niederauer, etc.
[NI065242] They left PA in 1830's for Tuscarawas Co., OH. Then left OH for IA in the 1840's.
[NI065251] went to OH in the 1830's left OH in 1852 and went to IN
[NI065253] went to OH in 1832 then to IA in 1840's
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 25 Jul Pg 35 Christian Streng
5 350 348 Nedrow Jonathan 51 M W Shoemaker 300 Pa.
Nedrow Martha 49 F W Keeping house Pa.
Nedrow Henrietta 24 F W Pa.
Nedrow Rebecca 18 F W Pa.
Nedrow Belinda 16 F W Pa.
Nedrow Mary S. 12 F W Pa.
Anawalt Edward 7 M W Pa.
1870 census Greenville Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 6 Aug 1870 by John H. Lepley
37 84 79 Nedrow Jacob P. 43 M W Farmer 6,000 600 Pennsylvania
38 84 79 Nedrow Susan 32 F W Keeping House Pennsylvania
39 84 79 Nedrow Matilda 13 F W Pennsylvania
40 84 79 Nedrow Christina 11 F W Pennsylvania
1 84 79 Nedrow Lydia 09 F W Pennsylvania
2 84 79 Nedrow Julia 06 F W Pennsylvania
3 84 79 Nedrow Mary 05 F W Pennsylvania
4 84 79 Nedrow William 04 M W Pennsylvania
5 84 79 Nedrow Annie E. 01 F W Pennsylvania
[NI065286] left PA in the 1830's & went to OH then IN
[NI065310] George E.(1888-1980) m. Goldie Baney of Fulton in 1906. Had sons Arthur, Herschel who m. Iris _____, Marvin. The sons all reside in the Indianapolis, IN area.
[NI065315] William Henry.(3/6/1882-1936) m. Pearl Hendrickson in 1906. He was a salesman for Watkins Products. 3 chldrn: Helen Lorraine who m. Ralph W. True to have Howard & Nancy. Geneva who never m.; & Raymond who m. June Babcock. Their chldrn were Marie Diane(b 2/26/42) & James Ray(b3/14/47) who m. Sheila Murphy. William(May 25, 1813-?)
[NI065323] her dad also in grocery business in Fulton-her dad might have bought store from George W. Cook
[NI065327] His 1st w. was Susan Troutman; his 2nd w. was Ann Studebaker; his 3rd was Cordelia Smith. William & Cordelia lived in Meyersville in 1872 & had 1 son, Irwin, in 1868.
1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 Aug 1850 J. J. Schell
18 120 128 Ankeny Jacob 58 MFarmer 2,500 PA .
Ankeny Sarah 57 F.PA
Ankeny Adeline 15 F.PA
Ankeny Harriet 12 F.PA
Ankeny Juliann 17 F.PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 1 Jul Pg 13 Christian Streng
23 93 95 Ankeny Jacob 78 M W Retired Farmer 2,500 200 PA
Ankeny Sarah 77 F W Keeping house PA
Kline Mary 15 F W Domestic Servant PA
He came to Amer. unmarried on the ship "Friendship," William Vittery, Comd., from Rotterdam; he imported at Philadelphia, PA, Sep 23 1740; on original ship's list of passengers it is found that Ludwig did not sign his name, but made his mark, having someone else write in his name for him. Ludwig probably lived in Philadelphia for a while, then he may have moved to York Co., PA, where his son Ludwig, may have returned for a while, following Rev. War. Johann Ludwig then moved to Middletown, Frederick Co., MD, where he lived until his death; he apparently could not write & signed his will with his mark "X" & duly witnessed. According to local German Ch. records, Joann Ludwig d. of stroke on Apr 12 1778 & was survived by his wife, Catherine (last name unknown, b Unk; d Sept 13, 1793 Apparently could not write & signed her will be her mark "X" as witnessed. Her will mentions only 2 dau.s, Catherine & Barbara.). They were m. Abt 1742 & had 6 sons & 4 dau.s. His will mentions only the name of his wife & 1 son, Peter. References to Joann Ludwig & Catherine Wissinger & some of their chdn can be found in the records of the Luth. Cong. of Zion Ch, Middletown, MD. Also Co. Court Records, Hannah M. Ljungstedt - Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1972; Vol. X, p 46, June 1931 - - lists "Lodowick Wisinger & Catherine Wisinger" as having 7 chldrn: Peter, Balser, Barbarah, George, Catherine, Lodowick & Jacob. Recorded at Gettysburg in 3 large blue gray books marked Frederick Co., MD (page 375): "1779, April 13. Ludewig Wissinger b. 1718, Dermstadt [Darmstadt] Province, Grossen Gera [Gross-Gerau]. m. 1742 his surviving widow with whom he had 6 sons & 4 dau.s of whom 1 son & 2 dua. are dead.He d. of a stroke Apr 12, aged 60 yrs.
Last Will & Testament of Johann Ludwig Wissinger (Typed verbatim) In name of God Amen, I Lodowick Wisinger, Fredrick Co, MD, being sick & weak of body, but of sound mind & memory & calling to mind uncertainty of this life, & that all men must die, having 1st recommending my soul into the hand of Almighty God, that thro intercession of my blessed Jesus in whom I trust that it may be received into regions of blessed, & things of this life I desire to despose of as follows: 1st I give unto my beloved wife Catherine, my best bed & furniture with a new blanket, 1 chest, 2 cows, 1 spinning wheel, 6 new pewterplates, 6 pewter spoons, 1 pepper mill, 1 copper coffee pot, 6 cups, 1 iron pot, 1 frying pan, 1 pr tongs & shovel, 1 pokerrack, 1 milk pail with handle, 1 chair, all my hops I have now in house, all grain I have now in house, & grain in field that is now growing, 1 Bible, 3 knives & forks, & use of my dwelling plantation for & during her natural life, except 2 acs hereof which belongs to my son, Peter. 2ndly after death of my wife I give & bequeath unto all my sons & daus share & share alike, all remainder of my personal estate, & realestate wherewith I am possessed, to be shared in like manner agreeable to purpose & tenor of my son Peter Wisinger's bond. Lastly, I nominate & appoint my loving wife Catherine my whole & sole executrix, ratifying & confirming this my last Will & Testament & no other.Sealed with my seal & signed this 11Mar 1779. . . his . . .Lodowick X Wissinger (SEAL) . . . mark Signed & sealed & acknowledge in the presence of
John Smith, Jacob Kitchendonner & Jacob Smith.
Frederick Co, May 8 1779 Then came Catharine Wissinger & made oath on holy Evangelist of Almighty God that aforegoing is true & whole Will & Testament of Lodowick Wisinger late of Frederick, Co deceased, that hath come to her hands & possession & that she doth not know of any other. Signed, George Murdock Reg.
Frederick County, May 8, 1779
Then came John Smith, Jacob Kitchendonner & Jacob Smith the three subscribing witness to the aforegoing last Will & Testament of Lodowick Wisinger late of Co of Frederick deceased & severally made oath on holy Evangelist of Almighty God that they did see Testator herein named sign & seal this Will, that they heard him publish & announce & declare the same to be his last Will & Testament, that at that time of his so doing he was to best of their apprehensions of sound & disposing hand mind & memory & understanding, that they respectively subscribe their names as witness to this Will & in the presence & at the request of the Testator & in the presence of each other. Signed, George Murdock Reg
JOHANN LUDWIG WISSINGER From Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany to Frederick Co, MD 1st discovered memb of Wissinger family to arrive in this country was Johann Ludwig Wissinger b Mar 6 1703 in Darmstadt Providence near Gross-Gerau, state of Hesse, Germany to Johann Georg Wissinger & Anna Felizitas Runger. & gson of Georg Wolfgang Wissinger (1613-1688) & Ursula Ukwn (1623-1688). This family was from the Mittelramstadt area of Bavaria, Germany. Johann Ludwig left Rotterdam, Germany on the ship Friendship at the age of 22 arriving in Philadelphia, Pa. on September 23, 1740. He swore allegiance to the Government of the English Colonies that very same day. Shortly thereafter, along with several other immigrants, Johann Ludwig traveled to western part of MD where he settled in beautiful valley between Catoctin & S Mtns in town of Middletown, Frederick Co. In 1742, Johann Ludwig m Catherine, b 1720 in York Co, PA & together they had 10 chdn (there is differing opinions on these children - see below). Johann Ludwig & Catherine were of Protestant faith & in 1750, Johann & his friends built a crude log structure for their ch. This bldg was used by Luth & Ref congregations until 1783 when the group disbanded. In 1771, Luths purchased an ac of land from Conrad Crone & in 1773, they built a sexangular log structure for their ch. This bldg was used until 1814 at which time they built a brick structure replacing it in 1859 with a larger brick structure, which is still standing, & in use today. This bldg was also used by government as a lookout & hosp during Civil War. Johann Ludwig lived & raised his family in this area until his death on Apr 12 1779. According to ch records, he d of a stroke at age of 60 ("60 Jahre Verheated [sic Verheirathet]"). Johann left a will leaving his possessions to his wife, Catherine, to use until she d at which time his son, Peter, was to divide all of his possessions equally among his sons & daus. There seems to be no record where Johann Ludwig is bur. Peter was also named to settle his father's estate which was located near "the 1st ch" a mi or so SW & at that time kwn as "Smithfield" (it later became part of Middletown). The will recorded by Catherine on May 8 1779. Catherine, however, had different ideas abt the will & on Sep 5 1793 she made her own will naming her dau Catherine as beneficiary to most of her belongings, the balance to be divided between Catherine & another dau Barbary (Elizabeth). Catherine d Sep 13 1793 & there is no record of where she is bur. In May of 1960, the Luth congregation decided to remove a small cem from rear of church to make room for an elementary annex. Abt 100 graves were moved to nearby larger cem. Johann Ludwig's grave could have been one of them or he may have been bur on his farm abt a mi out of Middletown where 3 of his chdn were laid to rest.