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[NI098563] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
George A Spangler Age: 68 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0164 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0113 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Louisa A 59, PA
Daug Sadie T 25, PA
Son Jesse E 16, PA
Son Foy 23, PA

[NI098567] 1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
255 164 TRENT Stephen 36 M Farmer PA
255 164 TRENT Elisabeth 28 F PA
255 164 TRENT Charles 7 M PA
255 164 TRENT Julian [Julie Ann] 6 F PA
255 164 TRENT James 4 M PA
255 164 TRENT William 1 M PA
255 164 WILL Catherine 16 F PA
255 164 WILL Charles 21 M Laborer PA
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 17 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
31 4 6 Trent Stephen 57 M W Farmer 1,500 700 PA
32 4 6 Trent Elizabeth 47 F W Keeping house PA
33 4 6 Trent William 21 M W PA
34 4 6 Trent Julia 25 F W PA
35 4 6 Trent Catherine 19 F W PA
36 4 6 Trent Mary 17 F W PA
37 4 6 Trent Alexander 15 M W PA
38 4 6 Trent Edward 11 M W PA
39 4 6 Trent Josiah 8 M W PA
40 4 6 Trent Sarah 2 F W PA

[NI098569] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA 17 Aug 1870 Christian Streng
1 5 7 Trent Charles 27 M W Farmer 450 PA
Trent Sarah 20 F W Keeping house PA
Trent Louisa 2 F W PA
1880 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA J. R. Boose Pg 7, 3 Jun 1880
3 7 232A 12 60 60 Trent Charles W M 36 Laborer PA PA PA
Trent Sarah J W F 29 Wife Keeping house Diptheria PA PA PA
Trent Louisa W F 11 dau PA PA PA
Trent Emma W F 8 dau PA PA PA
Trent Ida E W F 7 dau PA PA PA
Trent Lizzie K W F 2 dau PA PA PA

[NI098571] 1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 18 Jul Pg 35 Christian Streng
3 298 298 Trent James 22 M W Laborer 150 PA
Trent Sarah 20 F W Keeping house PA
Trent Anna 1 F W PA
1900 Census Lower Turkeyfoot Twp
186B 72 140 140 Trent James Head M Oct 1847 52 M 34 Pa Pa Pa Bartender
Sarah Wife F Sept 1849 50 M 34 5 5 Pa Pa Pa
Lottie Dau F Jan 1881 19 S Pa Pa Pa
Post Son M Oct 1882 17 S Pa Pa Pa Baker

[NI098578] 1850 census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 4 Oct 1850, p. 134 by J. J. Schell
21 23 WILT, William 37 M Farmer 500 PA
Elisabeth 40 F PA
Mary 14 F PA
Jeremiah 12 M PA
Teeny Ann 9 F PA
William 8 F PA
Ellen 4 F PA
Matilda 1 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
181 197 WILT William 47 M Farmer 600 500 PA
Elizabeth 48 F PA
Anna 19 F PA
Ellen 16 F PA.
Matilda 14 F PA.
Sarah 9 F PA

[NI098579] On census as Servent

[NI098587] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 24 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
22 205 209 Yoder Jonas 26 M W Farmer 400 PA
23 205 209 Yoder Mary 22 F W Keeping house PA
24 205 209 Yoder Catharine 2 F W PA
25 205 209 Yoder Sarah 11/12 F W PA June

[NI098593] STROKE IS FATAL TO MRS. KAUFMAN OF SOMERSET PIKE [undated] Mrs. Hulda (Wertz) Kaufman, 68, w/o Nathaniel Kaufman, d 7:26 am today at her home, Somerset Pike. She had suffered a stroke abt 10 days ago & had since been in serious condition. Mrs. Kaufman was b Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co., Oct 11 1872 d/o Jacob & Matilda (Alwine) Kaufman. She was twice m. Her 1st hus., Allen Thomas, d Apr 4 1915. Surviving are these chldn b 1st union: Augustas Thomas, Franklin, NH; Katherine, w/o M. L. Shaffer, Jennerstown; Leon, m Florence Bell, Jennerstown; Walter Thomas,, Huntington, PA; Charles, m Alma Ford, 80 Poplar St.; Madie, w/o Donald Savering, Johnstown. also leaves stepson, William Kaufman, m Hazel Melchor, Thomas Mills; 2 half-bros, Elmer Blough, Riverside & William Wertz, Somerset, & half-sis, Mrs. Arthur Miller, New Paris; 9 gchldn. Mrs. Kaufman was a memb Benscreek Luth Ch & the Women's Missionary Society of that congregation. Remains may be viewed Kaufman home, serv.s will be conducted Sat, at a time to be announced later, by Rev. R.T. Shilling, pastor Davidsville Luth. Ch. Bur Thomas Menn. Cem. under direction of John Henderson Co.

[NI098597] ALWINE-Mrs. Katie (Johns), 74, Carpenter Pk, d. 9:55 pm Feb 2 1952, in home. B. Feb 24 1877, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co., d/o Sem K. & Lucinda (Weaver) Johns. Preceded in death by hus., Simon J. Survived by foster-dau., Mrs. Katie E. Alwine, at home, & following bro.s & sis.s: J.W. Johns, Davidsville; Mrs. Lydia Cable, Boswell; Mrs. Lizzie Thomas, Hollsopple, & Mrs. Ella Wingard, Boswell. Preceded in death by sis. Mrs. Fannie Saylor. Also survived by 4 foster-gchldn & 1 foster-ggchld. Was gggdau. of Joseph Johns. Memb. of Kaufman Mennonite Ch. where serv. will be at 2:20 pm Tue., Rev. Harry Y. Shetler & Rev. Irvin M. Holsopple. Bur. Stahl's Mennonite Cem. Friends received in family residence. Arrangements by John Henderson Co.

[NI098598] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Simon Alwine State: PA Enumeration District: 0132 Color: W Age: 33 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0192 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00070864 Other Residents:
Wife Katie 33, Pennsylvania

[NI098601] MRS. MOSES WEAVER DIES AT HOSP. Deceased Became Suddenly Ill Sun. Night; Brought Here for Operation. Mrs Moses Weaver, aged 74y, nee Fender d early this morn Mem Hosp where she was admitted at noon yesterday from Weaver home, Davidsville. Mrs Weaver was taken suddenly ill Sun of intestinal trouble while on visit with Mr Weaver among relatives in this co. She was operated on soon after her arrival at 8th Ward institution. The body was removed to Weaver home this afternoon by John Henderson Co Funeral servs at Davidsville Luth Ch by Rev Maurice Gortner, pastor, & Rev Samuel G Shetler of Menn Ch 2 pm Fri. Bur Weaver bur grnd on J C Pender farm near Davidsville. The deceased d/o Fred & Elizabeth (Keiper) Fender b Oct 6 1852, Upper Yoder Twp. She was sis of William Fender, Upper Yoder Twp, & Mrs Kate Yoder, Davidsville & half-sis of Joseph Fender, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co; George Fender, Pittsburgh; Mrs George Seigh & Mrs Francis Varner, Westmont, & Mrs Wilson Roddy, Upper Yoder Twp. Ms Fender & Mr Weaver m at Davidsville 1888 by Isaac Yoder, JP & until 3y ago they resided on Weaver homestead, Davidville. Mr Weaver survives with a son Edwin Griffith, Duke Alley, & a dau Anna w/o H B Forney, Davidsville, 10 gchdn, & stepchdn: Mrs Edward Kaufman, Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co; John & Joseph Weaver, Davidsville; Hiram Weaver, Harrisonburg, VA; David Weaver, Moxham, & Henry Weaver, Hastings, NE. They are chldn b to Moses Weaver & Christina (Hershberger) Weaver, the latter having passed away 1885. 4 chldn were to Moses & Sara Weaver, 3 of whom d ys ago. They were Walter, Nora & Irvin Weaver.
GOSPEL HERALD- Vol XIX # 30 Oct 21 1926 pg 638, 639. Weaver,Sarah w/o Bro Moses Weaver b Oct 6 1852 d at her home, Davidsville, Pa Aug 4 1926 aged 75y 9m 28d. She was memb Luth Ch for many yrs. Survived by husb, 1 son, 1 dau & a # of stepchdn. Funeral servs Davidsville Luth Ch by W I Good of Johnstown & S G Shetler, bur Cem at Davidsville.

[NI098602] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 6 Nov by Henry Cook
24 62 65 FENDER Frederick 30 M Farmer GERMANY
FENDER Catherine 7 F PA

[NI098604] June 29, 1939 - Vol XXXII No 13 pgs 270, 271. Weaver, Moses b Aug 10 1854 d Jun 10 1939, Davidsville, Pa aged 84y 10m. He m twice, both wives preceding him. His 1st wife was Christena Hershberger. To this union were b 5 sons & 3 daus. 2 daus preceded him. Those remaining are: Hiram, Harrisonburg, Va; David & Mary w/o Edward Kaufman, Johnstown, Pa; John & Josiah, Davidsville, Pa; & Henry, MI. The 2nd wife was Sarah Fender. To this union were b 2 sons & 2 daus, all of whom preceded him. He was lifelong memb Menn Ch. He was stricken with paralysis, of which he suffered less than 2 wks. Funeral servs Jun 12 Kaufman Ch, conducted by Irvin M Holsopple assisted by Russel T Shilling. Bur on home farm.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Moses Weaver 55 W PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Sarah 57 PA
dau Anna M 19 PA
Son Walter A 16 PA
Gson Elvin W Griffith 10 PA

[NI098607] GOSPEL HERALD - Vol XXXIV No 40 Jan 1 1942 pp 854, 8455. Weaver, Emma d/o late Noah & Anna (Weaver) Weaver b Geistown Pa Sep 2 1869 d after being bedfast only few dys, in her home Nov 17 1941 aged 72y 2m 15d. She m Levi H Weaver Jan 8 1891. 3 chdn d: Trella in 1913; Nora E in 1924; Faustin in 1936. Besides husb she is survived by 3 chdn Grant, Geistown, Pa; Algie E & Kenneth at home. She also leaves 8 gchdn & 3 bros: Cyrus Weaver, Pasadena, CA; James Weaver near her home; & Josiah Weaver, Johnstown, Pa. 2 sis' Mary & Angeline Weaver preceded her. She was memb Menn Ch for many yrs & was always much concerned abt welfare of Ch. Funeral servs Weaver Ch by S G Shetler & Hiram Wingard. Bur Weaver Cem.

[NI098629] J-town Trib-Dem, Fri 19 Jul 2002. Ott, Howard Richard, 87, Laurel View Village d 17 Jul 2002, Laurel View Village, Davidsville; b 26 May 1915, Hollsopple s/o Noah & Sarah (Livingston) Ott. Preceded by parents & 5 half-bros & sis'. Survived by wife of 62y Laverne G Lehman; & chdn: Harold Richard h/o Barbara Barkman, Boalsburg, PA; & Carl h/o Jean Brossman, Tallahassee, FL; 6 gchdn; & 4 ggchdn. Bro of Mary Weiss, Tehachapi, CA. Memb Bethel UMC, Hollsopple. Retiresfrom US Steel, Johnstown, in plant protection w/30y serv. Former part-time employee Conemaugh Twp Police Dept. Family receiving 2-4 & 7-9pm Fri, George E Mason Funeral Home, Davidsville. Funeral 1pm Sat at Bethel UMC, Hollsopple, Rev Rob Hernan & Rev Robert Callihan officating. Bur Somerset Mem'l Pk.

[NI098638] Gospel Herald Vol XXXIV # 43 Jan 22 1942 pg 918, 919. Saylor, Fanny d/o late Sem K & Lucinda (Weaver) Johns b Sep 23 1874 d Dec 22 1941 aged 67y 2m 20d. Survived by husb James Saylor to whom she was m Mar 20 1892, & following chdn: William H, & Stella M w/o Owen W Thomas, Thomas Mills; 15 gchdn & 5 ggchdn, & following bros & sis': Mrs Katie Alwine, Carpenters Pk; Mrs Lydia Cable, Boswell; J W Johns, Davidsville; Mrs Lizzie Thomas, & Mrs Ella Wingard of Thomas Mills. She was memb Menn Ch for almost 50y. Sep 3 1939 she had a major operation at Windber Hosp for dreaded disease of cancer. She bore her suffering with patience which for the last few mos at times was almost unbearable. Servs Dec 26 at Thomas Menn Ch were in charge of Bro Hiram Wingard. He was assisted by the following bre: in home, Harry Y Shetler; & at Ch by Irwin Holsopple, ---- Schilling, Joseph M Nissley, Harry C Blough, A J Metzler, & Sanford G Shetler. Bur in Cem near by.

[NI098641] Gospel Herald Vol 67 # 10 Mar 5 1974 pg 214. Thomas, Lizzie d/o Sem K & Lucinda (Weaver) Johns b Somerset Co, Pa Jun 10 1884 d Mem'l Hosp Jan 30 1974 aged 89y 7m 20d. She m Lawrence Thomas who preceded her. Surviving are 2 sons Oscar & Sem, 7 gchdn, 14 ggchdn, & 1 sis Mrs Ella Wingard. Preceded by dau Fannie, 3 sis' Mrs Katie Alwine, Mrs Fannie Saylor, & Mrs Lydia Cable, & 1 bro Joseph Johns. She was member Thomas Menn Ch, funeral Feb 2, in charge of Don Speigle & Sanford G Shetler; bur Thomas Menn Ch cem.

[NI098642] Gospel Herald Vol 69 # 22 Jun 1 1976 pg 474. Wingard, Ella d/o Sem K & Lucinda (Weaver) Johns b Somerset Co, Pa Jul 31 1887 d her home, Hollsopple, Pa Apr 24 1976 aged 88y. She m Alonzo Wingard who preceded her on Jun 11 1973. Surviving are 5 chdn:
Ivy, Paul J, Mrs Agnes King, & Aldus J, 7 gchdn, 6 ggchdn. She was preceded by 4 sis' & 1 bro. She was memb Thomas Menn Ch, funeral in charge of Donald Speigle & Harry Shetler; bur Ch Cem.

[NI098644] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Martin N Keafer State: PA Enumeration District: 0158 Color: W Age: 28 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0242 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02310485 Other Residents:
Wife Mary J 28, PA
Stepdaugther Geraldine Ruger 10, PA
Son Leroy M Keafer 02, PA

[NI098654] Johnstown Trib Jul 26 1988. Wilmer Dean "Starry" Smouse, 89, Arbutus Pk Manor, formerly of Confer Ave, d Jul 25 1988, at the manor. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Wed Meek Funeral Home, Inc., Windber, serv at 10:30 am Thu, Rev. Dr. David B. Cable & Rev. Don Sease. Bur Richland Cem.

[NI098659] Herald of Truth Vol XIX # 1 Jan 1 1882 pg 14. SAYLOR. On 12 Nov, Somerset Co, Pa Jacob Sayler aged 54y 4m 3d. Bur on 14th at Thomas M H. He was memb of Menn Ch abt 35y. He leaves wife, 7 sons & 2 daus. Funeral Jonas & Samuel Blough.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
103 106 SAYLOR Jacob 22 M Laborer
Susan 18 F
John 1/365 M
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 15 Aug H. J. Boyts
25 133 129 Saylor Jacob 44 M W Farmer 4,000 500 Pa
Saylor Susan 40 F W wife Pa
Saylor John 20 M W at home Pa
Saylor Elisabeth 15 F W at home Pa
Saylor Jacob 14 M W at home Pa
Saylor Moses 10 M W at home Pa
Saylor Lorence 8 M W at home Pa
Saylor Joseph 5 M W at home Pa
Saylor James 1 M W at home Pa

[NI098660] Gospel Herald Vol XIII # 39 Dec 23 1920 pg 775. Saylor, Susan (Speigle) b Oct 22 1831 d Hollsopple, Pa Dec 2 1920 aged 89y 1m 11d. She m Jacob Saylor Apr 22 1849 who preceded her over 39y. Deceased was mother of 10 chdn, 8 living. Bish James Saylor & Pre Joseph Saylor are her sons. She is also survived by 42 gchdn & 55 ggchdn. She was memb Menn Ch for over 71y. Funeral Dec 4 by L A Blough, W C Hershberger, & E J Blough at Thomas Ch. Bur in Cem near Ch.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Susan Saylor 78 PA Somerset Mother
Head of Household James Saylor

[NI098661] Johnstown Trib-Demo Mar 1964 THOMAS, Mrs. Ellen R., 88, Boswell, d eve Mar 19 1964 Meml Hosp, Johnstown. b Feb 15 1876 Conemaugh Twp, d/o Daniel J. & Elizabeth (Saylor) Thomas. Preceded by hus, Nelson, Jun 19 1946; dau., Dora May; 2 bro.s & 2 sis.s. Survived by 2 chldn: Edgar L., Holsopple; Katie E., Boswell, & sis, Mrs. Katie E. Mishler, Hollsopple; 3 gchldn : Robert J. Thomas, Sipesville; Donald N. Thomas, Hollsopple, & Paul F. Thomas, Alexandria, VA, 7 ggchldn. Memb. Thomas Menn. Ch. for 71 yrs. Friends received after 7 pm Sat. Joseph H. Hoffman Funeral Home, Boswell, prayer serv. 1:15 pm Mon, followed by funeral serv. 2 pm Thoms Menn. Ch., Rev. Aldus Wingard. Bur. Ch. Cem.
Gospel Herald Vol LVII # 16 Apr 28 1964 pg 366, 367. Thomas, Ellen R d/o Daniel J & Elizabeth (Saylor) Thomas b Somerset Co, Pa Feb 15 1876 d Mem'l Hosp, Johnstown, Pa Mar 19 1964 aged 88y 1m 4d. On Nov 15 1896 she m Nelson Thomas who d Jun 19 1946. 1 dau, 2 bros, & 2 sis' also preceded. Surviving are 2 chdn Edgar L & Katie E, 1 sis Mrs Katie E Mishler, 3 gchdn, & 7 ggchdn. For 71y she was memb Thomas Ch, funeral Mar 23 in charge of Aldus J Wingard & Harry C Blough.

[NI098662] Gospel Herald Vol XLI # 18 May 4 1948 pg 430, 431. Thomas, Nelson s/o Peter K & Nancy (Alwine) Thomas b Kent Co, MI Aug 29 1877 d at his home, Clarksville, MI Mar 28 1948 aged 70y 6m 29d. Death resulted from heart ailment from which he had suffered for a # of yrs. On Apr 9 1898 he m Elizabeth Yoder who preceded him on Feb 6 1936. To this union were b 4 chdn. On Oct 24 1938 he m Mary Miller who survives. Also surviving are 1 son Edwin, Sarasota, FL, 3 daus Mrs August Shepard, Fenwick, MI; Mrs Olive Moore & Mrs Alta Kauffman, both Grand Rapids, MI, 11 gchdn, 3 ggchdn, 1 half sis Mrs Susan Forby, Freeport, MI, & lg # of other relatives & friends. He was memb Bowne Menn Ch, Elmdale, MI. Funeral Mar 31 at home by Ira S Johns & at ch by T E Schrock & D A Yoder. Bur adjoining Cem.

[NI098666] Gospel Herald Vol XVI # 33 Nov 15 1923 pg 684, 685. Saylor, John S b Jun 4 1850 d Johnstown, Pa Oct 22 1923 aged 73y 4m 18d. Survived by widow Catharine Trexel Saylor, 8 chdn, & 8 gchdn; 5 bros & 2 sis'. He was memb Menn Ch for many yrs. Funeral at home by L A Blough, & --- Barlet & --- Mickley. Bur Grandview Cem.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
John S Saylor 59 W PA Cambria, Johnstown Head of Household
Wife Katherine M 54 PA
Daughter Edna L 32 PA
Son Owen W 22 PA
Son John C 20 PA

[NI098670] Gospel Herald - Vol L # 43, Oct 22 1957, pg 909, 910, 911. Saylor, Joseph s/o Jacob & Susan (Speigle) Saylor b Oct 28, 1865 d his home near Hollsopple, PA on Sep 10 1957; aged 91y 10m 15d. He m Annie Gashew, who d Feb 16 1938. To this union were b 2 chdn Nora E, deceased; & Edgar L, Hollsopple, Pa. Surviving also are 1 bro James Saylor, Hollsopple, 8 gchdn, 20 ggchdn, & 2 gggchdn. 1 gchd, 6 bros & 2 sis' preceded him in death. In May 1890 he received Christian bapt & was memb Thomas Menn Ch for 67ys. On Jun 9 1900 he was called to office of deacon & serv in this work until Feb 27 1916 when he was ordained a minister. In these 2 offices he honored the Lord & serv the Ch faithfully until his retirement in 1948. He retained an active interest in work of Ch. The last 14ms were spent in his home, & during this time he welcomed many visitors who came & admonished them in Christian walk of life. Funeral Servs were conducted Sep 13 at Thomas Menn Ch, in charge of Aldus J Wingard, assisted by Harold E Thomas & David C Alwine. Bur adjoining Cem.

[NI098671] Gospel Herald - Vol XXXI No 32, Nov 10 1938 pg 711, Saylor, Jacob S, s/o Jacob & Susanna (Spiegel) Saylor, b Nov 2 1857 d at home of his son Lemon Saylor Nov 1 1938; aged, 1d short of 81 yrs. He m Catherine Thomas Apr 2 1882. To this union were b 3 sons & 1 dau. He is survived by his wife & 2 sons Lemon & Orange, both Hollsopple, Pa. He was preceded in death by 1 son Norman who d Jun 2 1898 & 1 dau Annie who d Sep 6 1895. He is also survived by 8 gchdn, 3 preceded him in death, & by 3 ggchdn one preceded him in death. He is also survived by 3 bros Lawrence, Johnstown, & Joseph & James, Hollsopple. He was predeceased in death by 4 bros & 2 sis' John; Samuel; Elizabeth, w/o D J Thomas; Moses; Levi; & Catherine, w/o David Berkey. He with his wife united with Menn Ch at Thomas in Oct 1882, & was communicant memb for 56ys. He was always interested in upbuilding & different activities of Ch. In organizing Sun school in 1892, of which he was elected 1st super. He also serv on Board of Trustees for 30ys, until he asked to be released 4ys ago, which was granted. His seat in Ch was seldom vacant when health permitted. Funeral Servs were conducted Nov 3, at Thomas Menn Ch by breth Hiram Wingard & Harry Blough. A large concourse of friends & neighbors assembled to pay their tribute of sympathy & respect for the deceased. Bur in adjacent Cem.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Jacob S Saylor 52 W PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Catherine 45 PA

[NI098678] Gospel Herald - Vol VIII # 42 Jan 13 1916 pg 687. Weaver, Walter A s/o Bro Moses & sis Sarah Weaver d Dec 24 1915 aged 22y 6m 12d. Survived by parents, 1 sis, 6 half-bros, 1 half-sis. Funeral servs conducted by Pre Reynolds, E J Blough, & D Garber at Kaufman Ch. Bur family grvyd.

[NI098679] The Gospel Herald - Vol XVII # 17 Jul 24 1924 pg 351. Weaver, Sis Nora Edna d/o Deacon L H & Sis Emma Weaver b Dec 4 1891 d Jul 4 1924 aged 32y 7m. She united with Menn Ch Dec 25 1904 & was consistent & loyal memb until death. For a # of yrs she has been teacher of class in Weaver Sun school, conducted chdn's meetings at different places, attended many Bible conferences & mission meetings. She attended short Bible term Harrisonburg, Va, & 3 terms of Johnstown Bible School. For abt 5m she gradually lost in wgt & drs could not battle against her disease, which seemed peculiar in its nature. Funeral servs Weaver Menn Ch by S G Shetler & Hiram Wingard. Abt 500 people were not able to gain entrance to Ch, which was filled to its utmost capacity. She is survived by father, mother, 4 bros, gparents, & many other relatives & friends. Bur Weaver Cem.

[NI098683] Aug 23 1994 Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale Page: 6B DEATH OBIT Region: Florida POLTROCK - Cary, 45, Margate, passed away Aug 19 1994, after a long illness. Survived by his loving family, wife, Lennie; dau.s, Sherri Boggess, Annette Poltrock; mother, Marion Burke & step-father, Dr. Walter Burke, Everglades City, FL; father, Arnold Poltrock, WI; grandmother, Edna Brockman, IL; grandfather, Gustave Poltrock; son-in-law, Bill Boggess; gdau.s, Shayna & Amanda Boggess; bro.s, sis.s & their families, Craig Poltrock, Boca Raton, Bryan Poltrock, 2 Deerfield Beach, & Stephanie Raxter, Marietta, GA; step-sis.s, bro.s & family, Dawn, Lance, Quint, & Scarlette Poltrock, WI; many uncles & aunts. Cremation by Neptune Society, Ft. Lauderdale. Friends may call at the home of family, Sat., Aug 27 1994 4 -7 PM.

[NI098685] Sep 20 1994 The Baton Rouge Advocate Page: 6-A Region: LA Obit: POLTROCK, FREDERICK H. d. Fri Sep 16 1994, his residence in Baton Rouge. He was 68. He was a retired chemical engineer with 32 yrs of serv. in methanol field with Hercules Inc., Ashland Chemical/Internal Minerals & Chemicals. He was overseas operations advisor with James Chemical Engineering Inc. in E. Malaysia, New Zealand & Bunyon. He was a U.S. Army vet. WWII. Mem. serv.s at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 2 pm Tue, conducted by Rev. Kenneth Carroll. Survived by wife, Virginia Meyers Poltrock, 2 sons, Jonathon William Poltrock, Birmingham, AL, & Mark Frederick Poltrock, Orangeberg, SC; 2 bro.s & 2 sis.s-in-law, retired USAF Col. William K. Poltrock & Dawn Poltrock, Mountaintop, PA, & Theodore A. & Christine Poltrock, Selinsgrove, PA; & a niece, Leigh Ann Poltrock, Pittsburgh, PA. Preceded in death by parents, William C. & Anna M. Kashner Poltrock. He was of the Methodist faith. In lieu of flowers, family requests mem. donations to a charity of your choice.

[NI098695] In 1810, William Jr., the boy who was left behind was in a deep study. His mother asked him what was the matter & he said he was thinking of going over the mountain to see George & Philip. They had been gone 14 yrs now & very little was known abt them. He got ready & started in a few ds; he arrived there the same day he started. He made himself very pleasant among the boys & girls & soon perceived the lack of educ. He asked if they could read, write or cipher & to each question came the answer, NO. Some of the boys & girls were 16 yrs old & had never gone to school. He asked George where he sent his chldn to school & he got the answer that he didn't send them anywhere for there was no school or no teacher. William thought George wasn't doing right by the chldn & he said he would go & see Philip abt it. He went to Philip & got the same answer. Well, William said there was no way but to build a school & have everybody within a radius of 3 mis come & help. They came & a house that lasted until the public school came into existence in 1838. Late in the fall of 1810, William Pringle Jr., was hired to teach school. He boarded around with the pupils in the winter & in the summer went east to work until fall, when he would go back & teach. In the fall of 1814, he came back with a wife. Nov 15 1815 the stork brought a nice baby girl to his home, but in 9 ds the mother died. The child was cared for by the Pringles & grew to womanhood & on Jul 10 1834, she m Isaac Paul. She bore 6 chldn to him, 3 boys & 3 girls. She d Sep 2 1852, aged 36 ys, 9 ms & 17 ds. Her name was Sophia Pringle. William Pringle Jr. was at my Father's house in 1827 & he made a family record. He 1st tool a piece of foolscap paper & lace curtained it all around with red & black ink, after which he put the names of the chldn in the middle. When I grew lg enough to read, I called my mother's attention to the fact that my name was not on the record, but she told me that I was not there yet. William Pringle Jr. went to OH, but made several visits back to see his daug Mrs. Paul & her chldn. Later he m the 2nd time.

[NI098696] Trib-Demo Johnstown, p 26, col 1, Jun 2 1953: Sharp, William J., 75, 318 4th St, Conemaugh, d 5:15 pm Jun 1 1953, Lee Hosp.; b Nov 14 1877, Summerhill, s/o Joseph & Jennie Ann (Paul) Sharp. Retired Oct 30 1945, as engineer Pittsburg Div PARR. Survived by son, William L. Sharp, Malvern, PA; 2 gchldn: Sandra Sharp & William L. Sharp Jr., both Malvern, & 2 bros: Ralph, NY; & Ollie, Wilkinsburg. Memb 1st EUB Ch, Conemaugh, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Conemaugh Lodge 402, Knights of Pythias. Friends received 7 pm Tue in Carl E. Davis Funeral Home, Conemaugh, where servs will be at 11 am Thu, Rev. William Snyder. Bur Forest Lawn Cem.

[NI098698] d. RR accident, Homestead, Allegheny Co., PA

[NI098798] 1860 Census Middlecreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
619 CAULP, Urias 26 m Laborer PA
Nancy 30 f Spinster PA
Mary I. 5 f PA
Sarah A. 4 f PA
Jacob 1 m PA

[NI098813] Last Will & Testament of Timothy Hunt. Timothy Hunt�s original will is handwritten & difficult to read. It has been transcribed here verbatim, including spelling & punctuation, & enclosed in question marks words I was unable to clearly decipher. I, Timothy Hunt, of Twp of Jackson, Co of Cambria, & State of PA, Farmer, being of sound mind memory & understanding, do make & publish this my last will & testament, hereby revoking & making void all former wills by me at any time heretofor made. It is my will that my beloved wife Margarit shall have ? int ? of my estate such share or portion, as she may be entitled to receive & hold under the laws of PA.
ITEM After the pynt of my debts, if any, & subject to the interest of my wife in my estate, I dispose the remainder as follows: I give, devise, & bequeath to my son Cornelius, the farm in Jackson Twp, Cambria Co on which I 1st settled, containing 115 acs more or less, adjoining land of George Varner�s heirs & John J. Horners heirs to have & to hold the said tract of land with appurtenances, to my said son Cornelius, his heirs & assigns forever. I also give devise & bequeath to my said son Cornelius, the plows, harnesses, & other farming utensils, belonging to said farm. ITEM I give devise & bequeath to Terrie Margaret Smith & Onissa Sarah Smith chdn of My dau Abigail deceased, that tract of land in Jackson Tw, Cambria Co, kwn as Saw Mill tract, adjoining lands of David Paul, Arthur Devlin, David Leidy, & Samuel Paul, said tract containing abt 196 acs, to have & to hold the said tract of land to the said Terrie Margaret, & Onissa Sarah, their heirs & assigns forever. ITEM I give devise & bequeath to my dau Mary, w/o William Gillen, during her natural life, the tract of land situate in Jackson Twp, Cambria Co, & occupied by said William & Mary Gillin containing 109 acs & 100 perches, adjoining lands of David Leidy, Arthur Devlin & others; & after death of my said dau Mary it is my will that the said tract of land shall go to heirs of my said dau Mary, in such shares as is provided by laws of this Commonwealth. As to any other estate real, personal, or mixed of which I may die seizin or possessed, & not herein before disposed of, it is my will that the same shall be divided into 3 equal portions, one of which shall go to my said son Cornelius, another of which shall go to the within named chdn of my deceased dau Abigail, & other shall go to my dau Mary, within mentioned, & to their heirs. And I do hereby appoint my said son Cornelius & Cyrus Elder Executors of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I Timothy Hunt, testator have to this my will, written on 1 sheet of paper set my hand & seal this 5 May 1873. (Signed by ) Timothy Hunt (his seal here) Signed, sealed, published, & delivered by above named Timothy Hunt as & for his last will & testament in presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witness thereto in the presence of the said testator & of each other. (Signed by) Henry H. Kuhn John Leitenberger
I, Timothy Hunt, the within named testator do make & publish this codicil to be added to my last will & testament bearing date as above as 5 May 1873 in manner following: Whereas in & by my said will I devised to Terry Margaret Smith & Onissa Sarah Smith chdn of my deceased dau Abigail, a tract of land in Jackson Twp, containing 196 acs, & whereas I have sold said tract of land to Cornelius Hunt & George Gillen for the sum of $2600 in payments by judgement, & therefore my gift of said land to said chdn is hereby revoked & cancelled, & I give devise & bequeath to said Terry Margaret & Onissa Sarah the purchase money due to my estate upon said judgement to be equally divided between them, & if one shall die before coming of age leaving no child then the survivor shall have the whole & if both shall die before coming of age leaving no child, then said money shall be equally divided between the other sisiduary mentioned in my will. Provided that so much of said money as may be needed may be expended for maintenance of said chdn during their ? unclear ? according to law. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal 9 Jan 1874. (Signed by )Timothy Hunt (his seal here) Signed sealed published & delivered by said Timothy Hunt as & for a codicil to his last will & testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence & in the presence of each other have at his request subscribed our names in witness thereto (Signed by ) John Leitenberger Henry H. Kuhn
1850 Census Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., PA 17 Oct Wm. L. Shyrock
19 139 147 Hunt Timoth 45 M W Farmer 2000 England
Hunt Margaret 44 F W England
Hunt Timothy 21 M W Labourer England
Hunt Rosana 17 F W Pa
Hunt John 14 M W Pa
Hunt Abigail 11 F W Pa
Hunt Cornelius 7 M W Pa
1860 Census Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., PA
9 3055 3095 Hunt Timothy 56 M farmer 3,500 1,200 England
Hunt Margaret 55 F England
Hunt Abagail 21 F Pa
Hunt Cornelius 17 M farm laborer Pa

[NI098833] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Valentine Lauffer State: PA Dist: 0066 Color: W Age: 52 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0225 Co.: Blair Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02610706 Other Residents:
Wife Blanche 42, PA
Son Lee A 18, PA
Dau Hester M 15, PA
Dau Eva M 13, PA
Son Dweey 12, PA
Dau Maria 09, PA
Dau Jeanette 08, PA

[NI098842] William G Blough State: PA Enumeration District: 8141 Color: W Age: 42 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0078 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00310719 Other Residents:
Wife Ellen S 38, PA
Son Norton A 16, PA
Daughter Bertha C 11, PA

[NI098846] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
George F Brerg Age: 44 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0209 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0298 Co: Westmoreland, Vandergrift Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Clara E 44, PA
Daug Mary M 10, PA
Son Joseph A 05, PA
Daug Regina C 03, PA
Son Robert E L NR, PA
George F. Breig, 79, retired electrical contractor, Vandergrift, PA, d last night Pittsburgh Hosp. Mr. Breig, who had been living with son, Joseph A. Breig, 1307 Creedmore Ave., Brookline, was memb Oblates of St. Benedict, St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe. s/o Ambrose & Margaret (Patton) Breig, he was b Salisbury, PA & spent his early life in Meyersdale, PA. In 1898, m Clara E. McKenzie. He established an electrical contracting business & installed wiring in many of the larger bldgs there & in Leechburg & Apollo before retiring in 1934. He assisted in organizing George G. McMurty Vol Fire Co. & was its 1st chief. Surviving are his widow, 2 daugs, Sis Regina Clare, Sis' of Charity, principal of Elizabeth Seton HS, Brookline; 2 sons, Robert, Jeanette; & Joseph; 4 gchdn. Requiem high mass sung Sat 9 am in the Ch of the Resurrection, Brookline. Bur private St. Gertrude's Cem, Vandergrift.

[NI098847] Son of immigrant Peter Studebaker & Anna Aschauer. They moved to Westmoreland Co., PA, where he d abt 1790.

[NI098853] 1850 Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA 24 Oct John J Schell
21 215 224 Peterson Joseph 53 M W Farmer PA
Peterson Elisabeth 52 F W PA
Peterson Emanuel 29 M W Farmer PA
Peterson Mary Ann 23 F W PA
Peterson Elisabeth 21 F W PA
Peterson Joseph 18 M W Farmer PA
Peterson Rachel 15 F W PA
Peterson Nancy 12 F W PA

[NI098854] Herald of Truth - Vol XVI, # 2 - Feb 1879 - pg 30, 36, 37. DEATH OF PRE. JACOB BLOUCH In Somerset Co, Pa., d 31 Dec, 1878, aged 77y 10m 29d. He was Bur on 2 Jan, in Jacob Blouch's bryg-grnd. Funeral Menn M H, in which deceased preached gospel so many yrs. He was in ministry nearly 48y, & was never absent from his place unless called away to funerals until abt 3y ago, when he had a stroke of palsy, which affected his body, voice & mind, that he was unable to preach much since, & during last yr he could no longer to go meeting unless he was brought; & continued to grow weaker, in body & mind, so that during last period of life, he had to be constantly taken care of, & watched over. His 1st wife d some 22y after their m. He had with this wife 8 chdn, 6 of whom are now living & 2 of sons are ministers. His 2nd wife d after having been united with him some 15y. He leaves also 30 gchdn & 6 ggchdn. He was successor of his father, Bishop Jacob Blouch, who was 1st Menn preacher in Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co. 2, father & son, preached in Ch for a period of nearly 80y & never refused to preach at funerals whenever they were called.

[NI098901] 1880 Census Place: Meyersdale, Somerset, PA Page 564D
John STACER Self M M W 33 MD Occ: Saloon Keeper Fa: BADEN Mo: BADEN
Mary A. STACER Wife F M W 32 PA Occ: Keeping House Fa: BADEN Mo: PA
Margret STACER Dau F S W 10 PA Fa: MD Mo: PA
George L. STACER Son M S W 8 PA Fa: MD Mo: PA
Annie STACER Dau F S W 6 PA Fa: MD Mo: PA
Ambrose S. STACER Son M S W 4 PA Fa: MD Mo: PA
Esther E. STACER Dau F S W 2 PA Fa: MD Mo: PA
John F. STACER Son M S W 5M PA Fa: MD Mo: PA
Annie LAREDITCH Other F S W 17 PA Occ: Servant Fa: HESSE DARMSTADT Mo: PA

[NI098903] 1880 Census Place: Osborne, Osborne, KS Page 281C
James MCKENZIE Self M M W 36 PA Occ: Farmer Fa: PA Mo: PA
Esther MCKENZIE Wife F M W 30 PA Occ: Keeping House Fa: GER Mo: PA
Laura MCKENZIE Dau F S W 9 PA Fa: PA Mo: PA
Vincent MCKENZIE Son M S W 8 PA Fa: PA Mo: PA
Alice MCKENZIE Dau F S W 6 PA Fa: PA Mo: PA
Floid MCKENZIE Son M S W 4 IN Fa: PA Mo: PA
Clarence MCKENZIE Son M S W 2 NE Fa: PA Mo: PA
Aaron MCKENIE Brother M S

[NI098905] 1880 Census Place: Hyndman, Bedford, PA Page 164C
D. J. HARLEY Self M M W 30 ENG Occ: F Brick Maker Fa: ENG Mo: ENG
Martha Ellen HARLEY Wife F M W 24 PA Fa: --- Mo: ---
Martha E. HARLEY Dau F S W 1 PA Fa: ENG Mo: PA

[NI098906] PA 1910 Miracode Index Peter P Breig Age: 51 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0146 B Place: PA Visit: 0010 Co: Somerset, Meyersdale Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Alice A 48 PA
Son Richard V 20 PA
Dau Sarah M 18 PA
Dau Mary A 16 PA
Dau Ester C 13 PA
Son Ambroer S 11 PA

[NI098910] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Wilson W Hawn State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0158 Color: W Age: 45 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0168 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 01990651 Other Residents:
Wife Louisa S 47, PA
dau. Nettie E 22, PA
dau. Mildred R 19, PA
dau. Laura E 17, PA
Son William R 14, PA
Father William 74, PA
Mother Lydia 74, PA

[NI098912] They sailed from Hamburg in 1894. He also made 2 earlier trips to U.S. without his family in 1886 & 1890.

[NI098915] This family was very involved with St. Philip & James Church in MEYERSDALE, PA. HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF SAINTS PHILIP & JAMES p. 15 The cornerstone for the 1rst church, a small frame building on the corner of Main & Cherry Streets, was laid by Bishop O'Conner in 1850... The cornerstone was hewed, designed & engraved by Joseph Breig, father of Ambrose Breig, whose daug was bapt by Father Neumann. The church was built by his sons, Ambrose & Daniel.

[NI098950] Abner, 1st took up a grant for 640 acs in Somerset Co. This consisted of 6 large farms. He m. Mary REIGHART & they were parents of 9 chldn, Nehemiah R., Elias, William, Cyrus, Emily Ann, Anna Eliza, Maria Morella, Uriah A. & Mary. In 1857 Abner sold one of his farms & gave a farm to each of his sons, & divided his personal prop among his daugs & moved to Walnut Grove. He purchased from Moses Harshbarger 152 acs formerly the Ludwig Wissinger farm & resided in Wissinger - Harshbarger homestead until 1900. Abner's son, Nehemiah, was reared on his father's farm in Somerset Co., went to Co. Normal School, & was a teacher for 5 yrs. He then bought a farm in Yoder Twp., farmed for a few yrs & then sold to Cambria Iron Co. He moved to Conemaugh Twp. Bon Air, purchased 162 acs there & farmed it 20 yrs. He then sold & moved to Walnut Grove where he acquired 53 acs land from his father & opened a general store. He m. Rebecca JACOBY. 2 of his sons William Grant & Simon Lewis purchased the farm in Bon Air from their father, divided it into lots & laid out area now kwn as Bon Air. They sold lots & built houses as well.
1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 23 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
42 185 194 Griffith Abner 36 M W 2,000 PA
1 185 194 Griffith Sarah 38 F W PA Handwritten page # - faded/illegible.
2 185 194 Griffith Jeremiah 13 M W PA
3 185 194 Griffith Elias 11 M W PA
4 185 194 Griffith William 9 M W PA
5 185 194 Griffith Cyrus 7 M W PA
6 185 194 Griffith Emily A 5 F W PA
7 185 194 Griffith Ann E 4 F W PA
8 185 194 Griffith Maria M 2 F W PA
9 185 194 Griffith Uriah 4/12 M W PA
Daily Trib, Johnstown Apr 17 1900 Abner Griffith whose death was announced in the paper last eve passed away at the home of his son-in-law & dau. Mr. & Mrs. James D. Penrod, Stonycreek. s/o Mr. & Mrs. Abner Griffith, b Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., Sep 26, 1814. resided Somerset Co. following the life of a farmer until 1856, when he removed his family, Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co. & there spent the remainder of his life. Some time after establishing his home there, Conemaugh Twp. was divided & that part in which his was situated became Stonycreek Twp.. Upon moving, Mr. Griffith erected new house, & it was this structure, as late 1 eve that was destroyed by fire about a yr ago, only last fall a new dwelling was completed & occupied. Aug 13 1853, Abner Griffith & Miss Mary Reighart, Jenner Twp., m by Rev. David Law, then pastor of the Jenner Free Will Baptist Ch., & to this union 11 chldn: 4 of whom survive - N. R. Griffith, Walnut Grove; Emily A., w/o Louis Von Lunen, 17th Ward; Merilla, w/o James D. Penrod, who resides on the old homestead, Stonycreek Twp.; & Hugh A. Griffith, who lives on a portion of the homestead farm. The dead are: Dave, Mary, & Elizabeth; Cyrus, starved in a Southern prison during the Civil War & d at a Hosp. Annapolis. Md.; Elias, was a soldier & killed at the Battle of New Market; Annie, w/o Edward Dietzler, who d Pittsburgh; & William, who departed this life on a farm close to the homestead. Mrs. Griffith, the wife & mother, d Apr 23 1891. Mr. Griffith is also survived by two bro.s: Levi Griffith, of the 8th Ward, & Eli Griffith, Stonycreek Twp.; 36 gchldn & 31 ggchldn. 2 bro.s, 4 sis.s, 7 gchldn, & 12 ggchldn of Mr. Griffith are dead. he was a farmer all his life, a loving hus. & kind father, an exemplary citizen who held the esteem of all who knew him, & a staunch Rep. who was proud of his record of having voted at every Pres. election since that of William Henry Harrison; also a lifelong & earnest memb. of the Free Will Baptist Ch. funeral will take place tomorrow 2 pm from the late home of the deceased, serv.s being conducted by Rev. T. W. Perks, Walnut Grove UBC & Rev. S. T. Mitchell, Franklin St. Methodist Ch. Bur. Grandview Cem..

[NI098957] 4 bro.s, whose family name was GRIFFITH, immigrated from Wales to PA. John settled in Huntingdon Co., Samuel in York Co., William in Bedford Co. & the 4th crossed the border & settled in MD or VA. William moved from Bedford Co. to Somerset Co.. His sons were Thomas, William, Jesse & Abner. Abner m. Mary OWEN & they had eight chldn, two of whom, Abner & Eli, later established themselves in Stonycreek Twp.

[NI099016] 1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 22 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
37 154 161 Griffith William 74 M W Farmer PA
38 154 161 Griffith Sarah 72 F W PA

[NI099018] 1850 Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA 22 Oct 1850 John J Schell
35 133 137 Griffith Jessee 70 M W Farmer 7,000 PA
Griffith Lydia 70 F W PA
Griffith Lydia 16 F W PA
Griffith Priscilla 20 F W PA

[NI099022] 1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 24 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
26 209 218 Griffith John O 43 M W PA
27 209 218 Griffith Mary 17 F W PA
28 209 218 Griffith Jordan 11 M W PA
29 209 218 Griffith Samuel 7 M W PA
30 209 218 Griffith Hanah 42 F W PA

[NI099030] 1850 Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA 22 Oct 1850 John J Schell
22 171 178 Griffith William 41 M W Farmer 5,000 PA
Griffith Lucinda 44 F W PA
Griffith Abner 19 M W Farmer PA
Griffith Mary 17 F W PA
Griffith Jonethan 12 M W PA
Griffith Nancy 9 F W PA
Griffith Lucinda 7 F W PA
Griffith David 6 M W PA
Griffith Josiah 4 M W PA
Griffith Obadia 1 M W PA

[NI099040] 1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 22 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
3 142 147 Johnston John 34 M W Blacksmith PA
4 142 147 Johnston Deborah 31 F W PA
5 142 147 Johnston William 7 M W PA
6 142 147 Johnston Mary J 5 F W PA Middle initial could be L. or I.
7 142 147 Johnston Samuel 3 M W PA
8 142 147 Johnston Martha J. 1 F W PA
9 142 147 Cover Jacob 18 M W Blacksmith PA

[NI099041] Eli, the youngest s/o Abner & Mary Owen GRIFFITH, was reared on his father's farm in Somerset co. After his father d. he remained & helped to manage the family farm until he was of age & received his share of the estate. In 1857 he sold his share & moved to Walnut Grove. He purchased from Jacob HARSHBARGER his part of the old WISSINGER farm at the same time his bro. Abner, bought the other part of the same farm from Moses HARSHBARGER. He built his home on the corner of what now is Ringling & Ferg St.s. He m. ELizabeth REIGHART & had 11chldn: Oliver, Lemuel, Joshua, Isaac, Reuben L., Jonathan, Mary A., Emma E., Lowman E.,Clara Jane, Sarah Melissa, & William. Reuben L., the s/o Eli & ELizabeth GRIFFITH, worked for the Cambria Iron Co, till he saved enough money to purchase a team. He did general hauling. At the time of his marriage, he purchased 15 acres of land & built his home "Springhill Farm" on Walters Ave. He purchased the 15 acres from his father, later inherited 8 more, & by 1880, he was engaged in a very profitable dairy business. Lowman Eli, the 8th s/o Eli & Elizabeth GRIFFITH lived on his father's farm & continued to manage it until his father's estate was settled. He went into the dairy business for 8 yrs & then turned to real estate. For 18 yrs he constantly held positions of responsibility as a school board memb. & Twp. commissioner. His son, Walter, now is a retired gen. in US Army. The early history of the Oakland & Walnut Grove sections of Stonycreek Twp. is the story of the Abner & Eli GRIFFITH families & their desc.s. There are many both within the Twp. & beyond, who can trace their lineage to William Owen GRIFFITH.
1850 Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA 23 Oct 1850 John J Schell
10 186 195 Griffith Eli 29 M W Farmer 2,500 PA
Griffith Elisabeth 29 F W PA
Griffith Joshua N 7 M W PA
Griffith Isaac E 5 M W PA
Griffith Oliver L 1 M W PA
Richard Mary A 17 F W PA

[NI099043] a soldier & was killed at the Battle of New Market

[NI099044] William, third son of Abner & Mary GRIFFITH served in the Cavalry during the Civil War. Later, he built a house & farmed the land (now 1300 & 1400 block of Bedford Street). He m. Ella Jane HITE

[NI099048] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Hiram Wissinger Age: 70 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 9154 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0072 Co.: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Catherine 66, Germany

[NI099049] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
George W Wissinger Age: 65 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 9154 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0068 Co.: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mary 64, PA
Daughter Celena 34, PA

[NI099053] George M. WERTZ, a farmer of Stonycreek Twp., & one of the Co. commissioners of Cambria Co. is a s/o Jacob & Mary (Hoffman) WERTZ & was b. on the old homestead in Cambria Co., Jul 18 1836. The WERTZ family is one of the old families of PA, having settled in this state prior to the Rev. war. The family is of German origin, & was one of the colonial families of PA. Jacob WERTZ (father) was b. on the old homestead in Shade Twp., & attended the district schools of those early days when educational facilities were quite limited. It was his privilege to be enrolled as a pupil in the 1st school-house built in that part of Somerset Co. On leaving school he assisted his father on the farm, which he continued to manage after his father's death. While he was not a politician, yet he took an active & intelligent interest in all local affairs, was identified with the old-line whigs, & in later yrs was a staunch rep. He m. Ms Mary HOFFMAN, & to this union 13 chldn were b., 6 of whom are now living. He d. in 1888. George M. WERTZ, whose name heads this record, was reared a farmer boy on the old homestead, & received a liberal education; he attended the public schools of his Twp., & then took advantage of a course in the Co. normal schools, after which he entered Lebanon institute, Lebanon, OH. On leaving school he returned to his home & assisted his father on the farm. In 1881 he purchased the old home farm, which has been in the family for 3 generations, & now resides on the original plot purchased by his gfather. In politics he endorses the principles of the rep. party. In 1890 he was elected school director of his twp., & in 1893 was elected one of the commissioners of Cambria Co., which position he fills at the present time. He is also chairman of Republican Co. committee. In religious opinions he is a member of the Luth. ch., Johnstown. In 1881 he m., & had 6 chldn, of whom 5 are living. But few men are better known throughout Cambria Co. than Mr. WERTZ. He is a fitting representative of the masses, & a man of broad & liberal convictions. His opinions & counsels are often sought in political matters, & he enjoys the confidence & respect of a large following in both parties.

[NI099085] Never Married

[NI099089] Thomas Croyle, native of Germany, & who, in 1798, emigrated into what is now Cambria co, locating on present site of Summerhill, on PA RR. He was of German ancestry & one of 1st settlers in that section of the co. Croyle twp is named for the family. He was a man of more than ordinary mechanical skill and could turn his hand to various occupations, and was at once a tanner, a cooper, a farmer and a mill-wright. Over 150 yrs ago a grist mill in 1824 at what is now Summerhill Boro gave Croyle Twp its name & its 1st industry. However, its founder, Thomas Croyle, lived long enough to see that area cut from its parent Summerhill Twp in 1858. Croyle came into the section in 1801, jt a year after the original settler, James Cane. In 1802 the husky Croyle hewed lumber for his grist mill from the broad expanses of oak, chestnut & pine timber which stood over the entire district. For many yrs the miller & his family were the only residents of Summerhill, now situated near the center of the twp. His energy at his chosen profession & in civic affairs apparently gave him longevity. He was the moving spirit & his mill the hub of activity until his death in 1858 at the ripe old age of 98.
1850 Federal Census Summerhill Twp., Cambria Co., PA
215 220 Croyle Thomas 85 M none 5000 Pa
Barbara 76 F Md
Stevens Thaddeus 11 M Pa

[NI099107] 1850 Census W Providence Twp, Bedford Co, PA
152/158 Michael LUTZ, 45, Manufacturer, $5000, Pa.
Rosanna, 37, Pa.
Elizabeth M., 17
John, 14, school
Matilda, 13, school
Simon, 11, school
W.H.F. Clay, 5
David, 2

[NI099109] Wills: Abraham Koons, 1813: Bedford Co, PA Abraham Koons is a son of Adam Counts/Koons/Koontz of Bedford County Pennsylvania. Abraham's will is in Bedford Co. Will Book #1 - pg 225. Abraham was m to Christina Miller, d/o John Miller & Margaret Dibert. ABRAHAM KOONS This is my last Will & Testament in the name of God, Amen. This is to be my Executors & Administrators Henry Koons & John Miller. & my true & loving wife Christina is to have & to hold all the property that I now own as long as the youngest chldn is of age & then my true & beloved wife is to have her choice of the rooms, & is to have 1 cowe & is to have the 200 pounds is to stand for her thirds. & then my beloved daug Eve is to have 100 pounds then my beloved daug Susanna is to have 100 pounds & my beloved daug Rachel is to have 100 pounds & my beloved daug Catharine is to have 100 pounds & the 2 beloved sons is to have the plantation that I now live on if they are able to hold it & if not the plantation is to be sold & each of them is have 100 pounds & if they be able to hold the plantation they are to have each of them, 2 horses & if the daugs gits m they are to have 1 cowe each of them. This is my last will & testament sealed & delivered in the presence of witnesses 2 Jun 1813 ABRAHAM KOONS Witnes present Michael Stifler George Croyle

[NI099190] Indiana County Historical Society show Jacob as enlisting in Co. F of the 46th PA Vol. Inf. #625733 27 Feb 1863. He was discharged from serv. 16 Jul 1865. At the time of enlistment he was 25 yrs old, 5ft 5in tall, fair complextion, gray eyes & light hair. Mary Ann was 1st cousin to Mary Ellen. Jacob deserted Mary Ann to m. Mary Ellen.

[NI099197] Died Young

[NI099198] d. young, after 1880 census

[NI099275] Floris d of congestive heart failure caused by failure of the kidneys due to sepsis of the blood following an operation for a by-pass of the pelvic artery

[NI099301] Albert d after a very short illness, walking into the hosp. Nov 7th for a blood test & to see abt flu symptoms. By late Fri. the 10th, he had been diagnosed with cancer of the liver & given a "few days to a few wks" He progressively went downhill & under additional medication until his passing between 2 & 4 am of Nov 15 1995. After diagnoses his physicions removed him from from all of all medication for his pre-existing heart condition, feeling that this would be all they could do to aid his passing except keeping him comfortable.

[NI099356] 1860 Pendleton Co., VA Census (didn't become WV until 1863)
Dwelling 367
George J Puffenbarger, age 32, laborer
Susannah, age 27
Lucy A, age 6
Sarah F, age 44
Louisa M, age 3
Elizabeth F, age 3/12 months

[NI099385] James Hartman: Occup: Farmer & timberman. Bud & Carrie 1st resided on the flats in Chestnut Woods near Smith Creek, Pendleton Co. There they raised their family. Later they moved to Mauzy Gap, Franklin, & then Hidden Valley. Bud is bur Perry Hartman Cem., Smith Creek.

[NI099388] John Hartman Occup: farmer. John was an early memb. of Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS. John & Oc resided at the homeplace on Smith Creek, Pendleton Co. Both bur Perry Hartman Cem., Smith Creek, Pendleton Co.

[NI099393] farmer & worked for a time on the State Rd. Charles attended the Middle School on Smith Creek, Pendleton. He & Pearlie resided on Smith Creek

[NI099408] Occup millworker & RR worker. In 1952, had 14 gchldn. Resided on Beverly Rd, Elkins, WV

[NI099410] Never m.

[NI099418] Never m.

[NI099429] Issac was widowed from his 1st wife, Fannie Lamb. They had no chldn. After his 2nd m. to Margaret Lambert, he resided with his family 1st on Dry Run, then later on a farm on Smith Creek approximately 2 miles from Franklin, WV.

[NI099433] George Simmons: Occup: farmer. George was originally from Sugar Grove. He serv. in Confederate Militia during the early part of the Civil War & afterwards worked in the Niter Works at Trout Rock. George & Mary were memb.s of Church of the breth. George is bur family bur ground on Smith Creek, Pendleton Co. Confederate flags were placed at the head & the foot of his grave.

[NI099527] Herm attended school on Smith Creek, Pendleton Co., WV. He worked as a woodman cutting timber & peeling bark. He & Virgie resided in various places; Hidden Valley on Smith Creek, the North Fork area, & then back to Goshen on Smith Creek.

[NI099528] Occupation: cutting timber in Chestnut Woods. Earl attended Goshen school. He retired at the sawmill in Franklin, Pendleton Co., WV. Earl enjoyed hunting & fishing.

[NI099533] Minerva "Oc" Octavia Sponaugle: Oc was an early memb of Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS.


[NI099535] Never m.

[NI099538] Pearlie attended both the Middle & Lower Schools on Smith Creek. She was widowed from her 1st hus. McKenzie Lambert

[NI099544] Charles attended Goshen Schools & worked in the lumber camps & on various farms. He resided in Harrisburg, VA, several yrs where he worked in a bakery & at Jesse's Quick Lunch Restaurant. He was a memb of the Martinsburg Ch of the breth.

[NI099554] Martha attended Goshen School. William & Martha resided for awhile on Smith Creek, Pendleton Co. before moving to Picqua, Ohio. After William retired, they moved by to Franklin, Pendleton Co., WV. She was a memb of the Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS.

[NI099618] Never m.

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[NI099622] farmer & businesman. He served the town of Franklin, WV as a member of the City Council & Mayor. He was both an elder & a deacon in the Franklin Presb.Ch.

[NI099623] Ray spent most of his life in business in Franklin, except during 1942-1944, when he serv. in Navy during WWII, spending part of his time in the Pacific Theater. He purchased the Franklin Meat Market in 1951 & operated it until his death.

[NI099650] Occup: farmer. Earlie was a Deacon & Trustee of Smith Creek Ch of the breth, Pendleton Co, WV.

[NI099653] Olin moved to Franklin, Pendleton Co, WV at a very young age & remained there until his death. He owned & operated the Simmons Cleaners in Franklin. He also worked at Sites Chevrolet as a service attendent, & for a short period during World War II worked in the shipyards in Baltimore, MD.

[NI099670] John taught for more than 30 yrs, beginning in 1 rm school. During WWI he participated in the Meuseargenne offensive & serv. in Army's occupation of Germany for sev. mo.s. He & Mamie also farmed & they resided in the Kline-Moser area. They were memb.s of Mount Horeb Un. Meth. Ch. & served many yrs as teachers & treasurer of the church.

[NI099817] Johnstown Trib May 11, 1918 Page 15 Mrs. Peter J. BOWMAN, nee Catherine WIAND, d. yesterday morn at her home near Boswell, Somerset Co., after a long illness, aged 68 yrs. Mrs. BOWMAN was stricken with paralysis in Jan 1915, but was able to be about her home until 3 wks ago, when she became bedfast. The deceased was a d/o Hugh & Susannah Hoffman WIAND, b Santon's Mill, Somerset Co., Mar 1850. She was one of a family of 7 chldn, 4 sons & 3 dau.s. 2 of the Wiand chldn d. in infancy. Simon WIAND, a bro., d. Apr 30 1917, at the home of his dau., Mrs. Arthur BEAM, near Boswell. The surviving sis. is Mrs. Solomon GLENNER, Boswell, & the bro.s are Reuben WIAND, Oakland, CA, & David L. WIAND, Messenger St., this city. Mr. & Mrs. BOWMAN m. near Jennertown abt 1870. Mr. BOWMAN survives his wife with a dau., Mrs. Alice Bowman GRAMBLING, near Boswell, whose hus., Charles GRAMBLING d., 7th Ward, this city, 8 yrs ago. Mrs. BOWMAN is also survived by 6 gchldn, 4 ggchldn. The funeral will take place at 2 pm tomorrow from the Jennertown Luth. Ch., conducted by Rev. Elmer L. Rice, pastor. Bur. in ch. cem. Mrs. Bowman was a memb. of Mt. Zion Luth. cong. & was a teacher in the Sun. School there for many yrs.

[NI099818] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Peter J Bowman Age: 61 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0142 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0100 Co: Somerset Relation: Head Other Resids:
Wife Catherine 60, PA
Johnstown Trib Sep 7 1921 Page 17 Jenners - Peter J. BOWMAN, aged abt 72 yrs, prominent resid of Jenner Twp, d. at his home at 8 pm last evening. His death was due to heart disease. The deceased was s/o Jacob BOWMAN & spent his entire life on the Bowman homestead in Jenner Twp. His wife, Mrs. Catherine (WIAND) BOWMAN, d. abt 3 yrs ago. Mr. Bowman's sis., Katherine, w/o James STANTON, New Stanton, near Greensburg, d. several mo.s ago. A bro., Jacob BOWMAN, d. near Boswell last Jul. He is survived by 1 dau., Alice, w/o Charles E. GRAMLING, at home; also 5 gchldn. Funeral serv. will be held 2 pm tomorrow at the late resid., Rev. Mr. Kerin, pastor of Jennertown Luth. Ch. Bur. Jennertown Cem. The body has been prepared for burial by Undertaker L. G. Hoffman, Boswell.

[NI099819] 1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 15 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
27 61 63 Wiand Hugh 27 M W Carpenter PA
28 61 63 Wiand Susan 23 F W PA
29 61 63 Wiand Reuben 2 M W PA
30 61 63 Wiand Catharine 7/12 F W PA
31 61 63 Wiand David 50 M W Laborer MD

[NI099824] From church publication: 1908 GRAMLING - After an illness of many mos our dear bro Charles Edward GRAMLING was compelled to yield to the slow, tortuous, but unrelenting power of tuberculosis, & before daybreak Feb 26 1908, his ransomed soul passed over into the realm of endless day. The disease was no doubt superinduced by too close & constant application to his business. He realized his great need of rest & relief from business cares & intended to take the needed vacation, but his business interests held him too long within its arduous toils. He was aged 42 y. 3 m. 29 d. He was soundly converted in the U B Ch in 1894 & with his beloved companion was received into the Bedford St. U. Ev. Ch, Johnstown PA, by Rev. F. W. Ware in 1896. For 10 yrs he had been a trustee. He was much interested in the temporal & spiritual affairs of the congregation. He will be greatly missed by the congreation at this place, as well as by the community at large. Deceased leaves a sorrowing wife & 6 chldn ranging from age 2 to 14 yrs of age, who mourns his departure. An aged father, 3 bros & 2 sis' also linger upon the shores of time, but with a bright hope of a reunion in glory. They weep not as those who are without hope. The high esteem in which our dear bro was held was shown by the large concourse of people who crowded to its utmost capacity the newly-enlarged ch ediface in which the deceased took so much interest. Former pastors Rev. F. D. Ellenberger, Rev F. W. Ware, & Rev. Wilson, of U B Ch assisted the pastor in the servs. May that precious grace which so richley sustained our dear bro in his ordeal & made his end one of sweetest resignation, comfort & sustain the sorrowing friends until the clouds shall lift & they shall see him & dwell forever with him on the eternal shore. J. O. A. Curry
WILL: In the Name of God Amen. I, Charles E. GRAMLING of the City of Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA, being in poor health of body, & of sound & disposing mind & memory, do make & declare this to be my last Will & Testament, in manner following: That is to say, I order that all my just debts, funeral expenses & charges of proving this, my will, be in the 1st place fully pd & satisfied; & after payment thereof, & every part thereof, I give & bequeath To my beloved wife Alice I. GRAMLING, my house & lot situate No. 536 Fronheiser St., 7th Ward of the City of Johnstown, Co. of Cambria, & state of PA. I also bequeath to her my 42 shares of stock in the South Fork Water Co. absolutely. I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Alice I. GRAMLING all the proceeds, profits & income of my interest in the store, business & building of C. E. Gramling & Co., situate Corner of Bedford & Cedar St., in the City of Johnstown, Cambria Co., Pa, so long as the said business is continued & conducted as it now is, & in case that said business should at any time be disposed of, or for any reason discontinued, that then, in that event I direct that my Executor hereinafter named shall dispose of my interest in said store, merchandise & building & divide the money received therefrom between my 6 chdn Viz: Dora C. GRAMLING, Stella J. GRAMLING, Edith N. GRAMLING, Charles Bowman GRAMLING, Ethel A. GRAMLING, & Ruth May GRAMLING share & share alike, I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Alice I. GRAMLING my Cottage, & all my interest in the Arbutes Campmeeting Association grounds, in Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA. I do hereby make constitute & appoint P. J. BOWMAN, of Somerset Co., & state of PA, to be executor of this my last Will & Testament with full power to dispose of any or all of my property without asking leave of the Orphans Court. In witness whereof, I, Charles E. GRAMLING the testator above named, have hereunto subscribed my name & affixed my seal the 23 Sep 1907. C. E. Gramling {seal} Signed, sealed, published & declared by the above named Charles E. GRAMLING as & for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witness thereto, in the presence of the said testator, & of each other. Harvey M. LAMISON, C. L. WISSINGER State of PA, Co. of Cambria. ss: Before me Arthur Griffith Register of the Probate of Wills & granting Letters of Administration in & for said Co., personally came C. L. WISSINGER who, being duly affirmed according to law, doth depose & say that C. E. GRAMLING, late of Johnstown, in said Co., d on or abt 26 Feb 1908, at abt 4:30 am affirmed & subscribed this day 7 Mar 1908. C. L. WISSINGER Arthur Griffith Register State of PA, Co. of Cambria. ss: Before me, Arthur Griffith, Register of the Probate of Wills & granting Letters of Administration in & for said Co., personally came Harvey LAMISON & C. L. WISSINGER the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will who being duly affirmed according to law, do depose & say that they were present & saw & heard C. E. GRAMLING the within-named testator, sign, seal, publish, pronounce, & declare the foregoing instrument of writing as & for his last Will & Testament, & at the time of so doing he was of sound mind, memory, & understanding, to the best of their knowledge, observation & belief. Affirmed & subscribed this day 7 Mar 1908. Harvey LAMISON C. L. WISSINGER Arthur Griffith, Register State of PA, Co. of Cambria. ss: I, P. J. BOWMAN do affirmed that as the Executor of C. E. GRAMLING late of Johnstown deceased, I will well & truly administer the goods & chattels, rights & credits of said deceased, agreeably to law & that I will comply with the provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances. P. J. BOWMAN affirmed & subscribed before me this day 7 Mar 1908, & Letters Testamentary granted to P. J. BOWMAN. Arthur Griffith Register. Know all Men by these Presents, That Mr. Charles P. NOON guardian & Alice I GRAMLING of PA are held & firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of PA in the sum of $82, lawful money of the USA, to be pd to the said Commonwealth, its certain atty of assigns: to which payment well & truly to be made, we bind ourselves our heirs, executors & administrators, & each of us, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals & dated 1 May 1916. The Condition of this Obligation is such, that if the said Charles P. NOON guardian of Edith GRAMLING minor chld of Charles E. GRAMLING late of Johnstown Co. of Cambria & State of PA, deceased, shall at least once in every 3 yrs, & at any other time when required by the Orphans' Court for the said Co. of Cambria, render a just & true account of the management of the property & estate of the said minor under his care, & shall also deliver up the said property agreeably to the order & decree of the said Court or the directions of the law, & shall in all respects faithfully perform the duties of guardian of the said minor chld, then the above obligation to be void, else to be & remain in full force & virtue. Charles P. NOON {seal} Alice I. GRAMLING {seal} Signed, Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of Harry Duerr

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