[NI105130] 1870 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA 17 Jun 1870 Jno. Hicks
18 134 138 Turner Lewis A. 41 M W Dry Goods Merchant 4,000 12,880 PA.
Turner Maria 45 F W Keeping House PA
Turner Annie M. 17 F W PA
Turner Amanda 13 F W PA
Turner Samuel B. 11 M W PA
Turner John R. 10 M W PA
Turner Caroline 08 F W PA
Turner Benjamin F. 07 M W PA
Turner Ida R. 06 F W PA
Turner Minerva 04 F W PA
Turner Laura B. 11/12 F W PA Jul. 69
Burkholder Josiah 26 M W Works in Shook Shop 150 PA

[NI105262] 1850 Census Somerset Boro, Somerset Twp, Somerset Co., PA
20 48 52 Wilt John 66 M W Surveyor 10,000 PA
Wilt Catharine 66 F W PA
Wilt John S. 35 M W Surveyor PA
Wilt Mary 30 F W PA
Wilt Lydia 9 F W PA
Wilt Emily 6 F W PA
Wilt Samuel 4 M W PA
Wilt George 1 M W PA

[NI105374] 1850 census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
351 160 Coleman Solomon 26 M Laborer PA
Elizabeth 24 F PA
1870 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA 21 Jun 1870 Jno. Hicks
11 175 179 Coleman Solomon 47 M W Farmer 12,000 2,937 PA.
Coleman Mary 38 F W Keeping House PA
Coleman Henry S. 19 M W Farm Lab. PA
Coleman George W. 16 M W Farm Lab. PA
Coleman Franklin 11 M W PA
Coleman Lizzie 08 F W PA
Coleman Emma C. 06 F W PA
1880 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA J. R. Boose Pg 33, 22 Jun 1880
3 33 245A 28 304 321 Coleman Soloman W M 57 Farmer PA PA PA
Coleman Matilda W F 48 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Coleman George W W M 30 Son Cooper PA PA PA
Coleman Franklin W M 21 Son Coal miner PA PA PA
Coleman Lizzie W F 18 dau PA PA PA
Coleman Emma W F 16 dau PA PA PA
Miller Ellen W F 18 Step-dau PA PA PA
Sanner Daniel W W M 25 Servant Works on farm PA PA PA

[NI105491] 1850 Federal Census Addison Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 2 Aug 1850 by John H. Smith
16 142 159 Hileman Henry 66 M Farmer 1,000 Md
17 142 159 Hileman Nancy 60 F Md
18 142 159 Hileman Hiram 29 M Md
19 142 159 Hileman Ester 10 F Md

[NI105583] Notes for Charlotte Louise Edgar: Bio. of Charlotte Louise Edgar as written by Connie Seitz, May 12, 1968: Charlotte Louise Edgar b in Slater, Mo., on Jan 24, 1918. d/o Dorothy Caroline (Bollman) Edgar & Samuel Alexandria Edgar. When she was 3 she had a bro. named Clarence Alexandria Edgar, Louise also had a younger sis. named Betty Lou Edgar. When was 7 she & her family moved to Ft. Scott, KS. There she & her younger bro. & sis. attended Ft. Scott grade school & hi school. Louise also attended Ft. Scott College for 2 yr.s. In college she was mostly interested in Home Economics, especially cooking; however, she became a grade school teacher & taught 1 thru 8 grades in Hiattville, KS. She taught school for 2 yr.s & then she went on a vacation & worked in Chicago, IL in the Wrigley Gum Factory. She quit working there & went back to teaching at Hiattville for 2 more yr.s. After 4 yr.s of teaching she quit & was m. On May 10 1942, m Eugene Byron Seitz; they had 5 chdrn, 4 of whom graduated from Bronaugh High School. The eldest was Nancy Ann b Mar 8 1943, Linda Jean b Sep14, 1945, Janet Sue b May 28, 1948, Robert Eugene b Nov 6, 1951 & Connie Louise who was the youngest & b May 20, 1953. Because of a misunderstanding she was div. on Aug 9, 1968. At present time she is employed at Owen Motor Co. at Ft. Scott, KS as a bookkeeper. BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE WK - LOUISE SEITZ (1968) Working in the midst of a fleet of car salesmen, mechanics & repairmen, Louise Seitz demonstrates a woman's ability to keep a business running smoothly. For 2 yr. Mrs. Seitz has been office manager at Owen Motor Co., 1901 S. Main. She started with the business at the former location, 102 N. National. Plans were then being made for the new building with which she is "delighted". The Owen crew moved to their site in Apr. From her glassed-in office Mrs. Seitz pointed up the attractive display section facing Hwy 69. She also has a view of the parts & service department & the office of boss Vince Owen. She mentioned in addition the bodyworks section adjoining the service dept. Mrs. Seitz is a former teacher in the Bourbon Co. schools. Reared in Ft. Scott, she was graduated from the Fort Scott High School & Junior College. Mrs. Seitz took an active role in 4-H along with her 5 chdrn. She was awarded a 10 yr. 4-H leadership pin. The 2 remaining chdrn at home Bob & Connie live with their mother at 717 Ransom. Mrs. Seitz is a memb of Garland Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Her likes are bowling, reading, ball games & traveling. & her special interests in people & bookkeeping keep her happy in her work. LOUISE AMER - FT. SCOTT TRIB Jan 12 1993 Charlotte Louise Amer, 74, Rte 1, Prescott, d Sat, Jan 9 1993, at Humana Hosp, Overland Pk, KS. b Jan 24 1918, Slater, MO, d/o Samuel & Dora Bollman Edgar. m Gene Seitz on May 10 1946, Fort Scott. She later m Albert Amer Mar 30 1974, Fort Scott. Mrs. Amer was a 1936 graduate of Fort Scott High School & 1938 graduate of Fort Scott Jr College (Fort Scott Community College). She was a memb of the Mapleton Un. Meth. Ch. She had held membership in the Order of Eastern Star at Richards, MO, & Garland & was a current memb of Eldora Chapter in Mapleton. She had served as worthy matron & as a past district aide & also a memb of the Credentials Committee of OES Grand Chapter. She was a memb of Fort Scott Mercy Hosp Auxiliary & secretary of the Home Interest Club in Mantey. Survivors include her husb., of the home; 4 dau.s, Nancy Nickell, Drexel, MO, Linda Kline, Tulsa, OK, Janet Hansen, Kansas City, MO, & Connie Greenfield, Carrollton, TX; 1 sis., Betty Lou Clayton, Mapleton; 10 gchdrn; & 3 ggchdrn. Ray & Virginia Amer, Pleasanton, are her father-in-law & mother-in-law. She was preceded in death by 1 son, Robert Seitz; & 1 bro. Clarence Edgar. Rev. Ron Brown & Rev. Mark Oskee will conduct serv.s 10:30 am Tue. at Cheney Witt Mem. Chapel. Bur. in Memory Gardens of Bourbon Co. Visitation from 6-7 pm today at Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel with Eastern Star rites by Eldora Chapter at 6:30 pm Memorials may be made to the Mapleton Un. Meth. Ch. & Eldora Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. They may be left at the funeral home. Pallbearers for the funeral of Charlotte Louise Amer were Trent Webb, Mike Westhoff, Larry Nickell, Jr., Greg Hansen, Andy Hansen & Jim Clayton. Honorary pallbearers were Dean Shaw, Kelly Kehl, Raymond Cox, V. H. Culliford, Richard Cummings, Tommy Tuggle, Marion Embry, Charles Brown, Charles Yager & Kenneth Houston. Ritualistic rites were conducted by Eldora Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Mapleton, by Mary Stoughton, Charles Beckford, Eleanor Rogers, Alice Flanner, Mary Beckford, Betty Lee Clayton, Deanna Wier & Mary Snyder. Mark Oskee, soloist, was accompanied by Corinne Oskee.

[NI105584] OBIT FT. SCOTT TRIB, FT. SCOTT, KS, WED, JUN 12 1968 ADA BELLE SEITZ Mrs. Ada Belle Seitz, 74, w/o James B. Seitz of rural Garland, d Tue 2:10 pm at Sunny Valley Nrsg Home following an illness of several mo.s. Fun. serv.s will be held Thu 3:30 pm in Cheney's Mem. Chapel with Rev. C. E. Callison, pastor of the Pleasant View Bapt. Ch. officiating. Bur. will be in Nat'l Cem.

[NI105592] OBIT FT. SCOTT TRIB, FT. SCOTT, KS ROBERT EUGENE SEITZ Robert Eugene Seitz, 20, of 124 1/2 S. Judson St.was dead upon arrival at the Nevada City Hosp. following an accident in Nevada Fri eve. Robert Euegene Seitz b Nov 6, 1951, in Mercy Hosp., Ft. Scott, KS., the s/o Eugene Seitz & Louise Edgar Seitz. He lived in the Garland community before moving to Fort Scott in 1969. He worked in the Heating & Air conditioning division of Plaza Sheet Metal Co. m Nila Jean Worsley in Sep 1970 in Fort Scott. She survives at the home. Also surviving is a son, James B. Seitz, age 10 mo.s, his parents, Eugene Seitz, Garland; his mother, Mrs. Louise Seitz, 212 S. Crawford St.; the parental gfather James Seitz, Garland; the maternal gmother, Mrs. Dora Edgar, 923 S. Margrave St. There are 4 sis.s surviving, Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Nickell, Kansas City; Mrs. Bruce (Linda) Kline, Tulsa, OK; Mrs. Rick (Janet) Hansen, Kansas City, & Connie Louise Seitz, 212 S. Crawford St. Funeral serv.s will be Tue 2 pm Cheney's Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gordon Zimmerman officiating, Bur. Bourbon Co. Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 7- 8:30 tonight at Cheney's. Mem. Serv.s for Robert Eugene Seitz Nov 6, 1951 - Dec 10, 1971 Cheney's Memorial Chapel 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 14, 1971 Dr. Gordon I. Zimmerman, Minister Mr. David Freeman, Soloist Mrs. Doris Jones, Organist Music: How Great Thou Art You'll Never Walk Alone Casketbearers: Bob Prettyman Erwin Brannan Rick Brannan Mike Buntain Larry Bailey Terry Morris Man Killed In Nevada Mishap A 20-yr old Fort Scott, KS man was killed Fri night on South Ash Nevada when he jumped from a slow moving car driven by another Fort Scott man. The victim, Robert E. Seitz, d in emergency room at Nevada city Hosp. of apparent head injuries. An inquest was to be held Sat night to determine contributing factors to the death. According to officers at the Nevada police dept, Seitz was a passenger in a northbound car being driven by Michael R. Buntain, 21 of Fort Scott. Approximately 75 ft from the intersection of Ash & Arch sts, Seitz jumped from the vehicle that was traveling at a rate of speed of between 25 & 30 mph. Vernon country coroner Ingles Ferry said Sat that the 20 yr. old was apparently intoxicated when he jumped from the car, but that the inquest jury would rule on the contributing factors to the death. No charges had been filed as of Sat against Buntain.

[NI105597] OBIT FT. SCOTT TRIB FT. SCOTT, KS, Feb 6, 1935 DIES FROM HEART ATTACK MRS. ROSE SEITZ, GARLAND, SUCCUMBS AT FARM HOME EARLY TODAY. (Special to the trib.) Garland, Feb. 6 - Mrs. Rose Seitz, w/o Cornelius Seitz, d suddenly from a heart attack at the home, 1 & 1/2 mi.s south east of Garland at 1 am this morning. She was 63 yr.s old. b. Johnson Co., MO, Apr 9 1871 Mrs. Seitz was m to Mr. Seitz, Nov 28 1891, Vernon Co., MO. For the last 50 yr.s they have lived at their present farm home. Besides her husb., there are 3 chdrn, J. B. Seitz, Rte 2, Garland; & Mrs. Blanch Heitz, Rte 2, Garland. There are 5 gchdrn. Mrs. Seitz was a memb of the Rebekah Lodge. The fun. will be held tomorrow at 2 pm at the home. Rev. G. W. Corporan of Arcadia will officiate & burial Reynolds Cem.. FT.SCOTT TRIB, FT. SCOTT,KS Feb 8, 1935 MRS. ROSE SEITZ A large assemblage of rel.s & friends attended the fun. of Mrs. Rose Seitz, which was held at the home on Rte 2, Garland, KS, Thu 2 pm (Feb 8, 1935) Rev. G. W. Corporan of Arcadia had charge of the serv. & read consoling messages from the 14th chptr of St. John, "Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you." He stressed the fact that life & death are so closely related that they are a part of the same process. There were many beautiful floral tokens, among them a lovely casket block inscribed "Wife" & "Mother", a lovely spray inscribed "Mother", sprays from the Garland Rebekah Lodge, merchants, neigbors, Pleasant View Sunday School & numerous other sprays from rel.s & friends. The songs; "Does Jesus Care", "We Are Going Down the Valley" & "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" were sung by Mrs. Earl Foster, Mrs. Russel Clary, H. R. Denton, M. R. Hays & Earl Foster, with Mrs. Lewis Williams accompanist. Rose Etta Beagles, daughter of the late Ranson Beagles, b Apr 9 1871, Johnson Co., MO, near Holden, & departed this life, Feb 6 1935, at the age of 63 yr.s, 9 mos & 28 dys. When she was 12 yr.s old, she came with herparents to Vernon Co., MO, & with the exception of 5 yr.s in NM, spent her remaining yr.s in the same neighborhood. She m Nov 28 1891 to Cornelius Seitz. To this union were b 3 chdrn, all of whom survive. They are James B. Seitz, Garland; Mrs. Blanche Heitz, Garland; & Ms Gertrude Seitz, Pittsburg. Besides the bereaved husband & chdrn she leaves 5 gsons, Donald, Joe & Percy Leon Heitz & Eugene & Neil Seitz; also several nieces & nephews & a host of friends to mourn her passing. Her mother, father, 1 sis. & 2 bros preceded her in death. The pallbearers were T. E. Lahman, Clyde Palmer, N. M. Hoggatt, W. R. Henson, E. E. Palmer, & Leslie Woody. Interment was in the Reynolds (Heavisides) Cem. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Fraeser, friends from Pittsburg, attended the funeral.

[NI105600] As read at the funeral service of William Klontz: William Klontz, s/o John & Rebecca Klontz b near Decorah, IA, Dec 13, 1855 & departed this life Sep 8, 1929, at the age of 73 yr.s 8 mo.s & 25 dys. He moved to MO with his parents in 1866 & resided on this same farm for 63 yr.s. On June 26, 1881, m Ida May Powell. To this union were b 9 chdrn of whom 3 preceded him in death: -- Grover William, Sep 21, 1890, Mrs. Lola Wise, 3 Forks, Mont., Mar 21, 1919, & Mrs. Golda Bales, Bronaugh, Mo., Jul 26, 1929. He leaves to mourn their loss a devoted wife; the following chdrn: Mrs. Maude Wolf, Fort Scott, Ks., Mrs. Grace Deselms, Cambridge, NE., Mrs. Ada Seitz, Garland, KS, Helen, Emmett, & Clifford of the home; a bro. Calvin Klontz of Moundville, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Tena Sweet, Fall River, Ks.; also other relatives & a host of friends. Mr. Klontz had been a member of the Modern Woodman for 29 yr.s.

[NI105601] As read at the Funeral Service of Ida May Klontz: Ida May Powell b Jun 15, 1861, in Mercer Co., IL & departed this life Sep 20, 1933, at her home south of Deerfield, Mo., at the age of 73 yr.s 3 mo.s & 5 dys old. When a girl, she moved in a covered wagon from IL to Ottawa, KS. Later she moved to Vernon Co., MO where she lived for 60 yr.s. On Jun 26, 1881, m William Kontz, who preceded her in death 4 yr.s ago this mo. To this union were b 9 chdrn of whom 3 preceded her in death, namely: Grover William, Mrs. Lola Wise, 3 Forks, MT & Mrs. Golda Bales, Bronaugh, MO. She leaves to mourn their loss the following chdrn: Mrs. Maud Wolf, Ft. Scott, KS, Mrs. Grace Deselms, Cambridge, NE., Mrs. Ada Seitz, Garland, KS, Emmett, Clifford & Helen of the home; also 17 gchdrn & 1 ggchild.

[NI105602] From Funeral Services for Cornelius (Neil) Seitz Mem Servs for Corneilous Seitz Mar 30 1928 - Jun 9 1971 Cheney's Mem Chapel 2:30 pm Fri Jun 11 1971 Rev. John Duncan, Minister Mr. David Freeman, Soloist Mrs. Doris Jones, Organist Music - The Old Rugged Cross Going down the Valley Final Resting Place - U. S. Nat'l Cem. No. 1 Casketbearers: V. H. Guillford Norman Pettibon Phillip Palmer N. B. Daniels Verlin Flagg Mark Hanna Neil Seitz b a cripple, he had no use of his legs but he could use his hands even though he couldn't feed himself. He was always in a wheel chair. Jim & Ada took him to numerous doctors throughout the country & no cure could be found for him. He had a sharp mind, & could remember everything. He helped Ada when she cooked by reminding her things were on the stove & also when something was burning as she had lost her sense of smell. He was a kind person & loved to have people wrestle with him.

[NI105610] NOTICE IN FT. SCOTT TRIB, FT. SCOTT, KS Mrs. Carolina Seitz, 80, who lived down near Garland, d yest. 8 a.m. of pneumonia. No funeral arrangements have been made. 1 of the sons of the deceased had been down in OK & started to drive through to this Co. a few dys ago. It is impossible to locate him & the body may be held for 3 or 4 dys until he arrives. Mrs. Seitz was a woman known to many & respected by those of her neighborhood.

[NI105611] Obit - RANSON H. BEAGLES - NEVADA DAILY MAIL - NEVADA, MO (JAN.,1935) R. H. BEAGLES, FORMER VERNON Co. RES. d recently at El Dorado Springs - Served under Price & Shelby During the Civil War. The El Dorado Sun gives the following relative to the death of R. H. Beagles, for many yr.s a leading farmer & stockman of this Co. Ranson H. Beagles, 1 of this city's oldest res.s & most estimable citizens, d Mon morning after a long illness. Mr. Beagles b Crawford Co., MO., 1842, & s/o Edwin & Minerva Beagles, natives of TN. remained at home & attended the common schools until he was 14 yr.s old. age of 16 he drove a team of 6 yoke of cattle across the plains to Salt Lake City, UT, traveling at the rate of 10 mi.s per dy, it required 6 mo.s for him to make the journey. 1861 enlisted in the Confed. army & serv. until the end of the war. 1862 serv. 6 mo.s under Gen. Cooper among the Indians in OK. He was with Gen.s Price & Shelby in the campaigns in MO, AR, TX, among other conflicts took part in the battles of Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Springfield, Mo., Helena & Little Rock, AR, & many desperate skirmishes at West Point. In Price's raid he was shot through the lungs. later joined the Confed. army at Richmond, VA, & serv. until the surrender of Gen. Lee at Appomattox. Returning to MO he m Mar 21, 1867, Mrs. Sofronia Booter (Baker), Johnson Co.. 6 chdrn b to this union, all of whom with the exception of 1 dau., Mrs. Rose Seitz, Garland, KS, preceded him in death. 1882 he & his family settled in Harrison twp, Vernon Co., on a 240-acre tract of land, where he made a specialty of raising fine horses & mules. In political opinion he was a staunch Dem. wife d Oct 4, 1894. 1912 moved to El Dorado Springs m Mar 4, 1913, Mrs. Lucy E. Dagger who surv.s him. Mr. Beagles was 1 of the few surviving Confed. vet.s res. in this section & in the active yr.s of his life was 1 of this community's most substantial & influential citizens. Funeral serv., Rev. John T. Curtis, pastor Prsby. Ch took place from the Nafus chapel Tue 2 p.m. Bur. El Dorado Springs Cem.

[NI105613] OBIT FT. SCOTT TRIB FT. SCOTT, KS MRS. BLANCHE HEITZ Mrs. Blanche Heitz, 54, w/o Percy Heitz, & a lifelong resident of Garland neighborhood d suddenly yesterday 5:30 pm at her home 4 miles northeast of Garland. Mrs. Heitz was alone at the time & is believed to have succembed to a heart attack. The body was found on the floor of the home by a son, Percy, Jr., when he arrived home from a picnic at Moundville, MO. The husband was in Fort Scott attending a sale. Blanche Seitz, dau of Cornelius & Rose (Beagles) Seitz b Jan 3 1895, Vernon Co., MO. She attended the rural schools & the high school at Bronaugh, MO. She m Percy Heitz at Bronaugh on Dec 8 1918. Besides the husband, she is survived by 3 chdrn, Percy Leon of the home. Joe of Pittsburg, & Donald at Mendota, Ill. There are 3 gchdrn. Also by 1 bro. & 1 siser, James Seitz, Jr., Garland, Rte 2, & Gertrude Seitz of Pittsburg. Mrs. Heitz was a member of the Rebakah lodge. Fun. serv.s will be held Sun. 2 mp at the home with Rev. G. W. Corporan of Arcadia officiating. Bur Clarksburg Cem.. The body will be at the Cheney parlor until Sat afternoon when it will be taken to the home.

[NI105618] Obit Notice of Gertrude C. Seitz Gertrude C. Seitz, 90, formerly of 2809 N. Michigan, d at 1:40 p.m., Mon, Aug 16, 1993, at Sunset Manor Nrsg Home in Frontenac, been ill & a resident of Sunset Manor the past 3 yr.s. b Oct 25, 1902, Vernon Co., Mo., d/o Cornelious & Rose Beagles Seitz. attended schools Vernon Co., Mo., & Moriarty, N.M. came to Pittsburg 1919 from Vernon Co. & had lived here since that time. a beauty operator in Pittsburg from 1919 until she retired in 1982. employed at the Vanity Box in the Hotel Besse most of that time. Mem. in Faith Luth. Ch. Surviving are 4 nephews, including Joe Heitz of 1904 Countryside Drive who provided for her care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete & will be announced by Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS. Seitz Services Gertrude C. Seitz, 89, formerly of 2809 N. Michigan, d Mon, Aug 16, 1993, at Sunset Manor Nrsg Home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Brenner Chapel with Pastor Robert Glasgow of Faith Luth. Ch officiating. Bur. Heavisides Cem. near Garland. Arrangements are under the direction of Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St.. IN MEMORY OF GERTRUDE C. SEITZ Age 90 yr.s b - Oct 25, 1902 Vernon Co., MO Entered Rest - August 16, 1993 Pittsburg, KS SERVICES: 1:30 p.m., Wed, Aug 18, 1993 Brenner Chapel Officiating Clergy: Pastor Robert Glasgow Faith Luth. Ch Organist - Lois Anderson Final Resting Place: Heavisides Cem. Near Garland, KS. Services by: Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS

[NI105619] From History of Vernon Co., MO 1887 John Klontz (Farmer, Post-office, Deerfield) There are not many men in the present day who can at all times be pointed out as persons whose word would be considered as good as their bond, or who are considered the embodiment of honor. Not but that there are such individuals, for there are - a few - & among them is the subject of this sketch, John Klontz, res. Vernon Co. for some 20 yr.s. b Sep 10, 1818, Berks Co., PA, s/o John & Magdalena (Fornwald) Klontz, themselves natives of the Keystone State, & the parents of 14 chdrn; of these John was the 4th child. He was brought up in the vicinity of his birthplace until the age 19, then accompanying the family to Clarke Co., OH, where he made his home for 10 yr.s, or until removing to Stephenson Co., IL. About 7 yr.s later he decided to locate further West & accordingly made a settlement in Winneshiek Co., IA., at a time when there were but 3 other families in the Co.. The experience & hardships of pioneer life were endured without a murmur, & at last success attended his efforts in the securing of a good place. From there Mr. Klontz came to Vernon Co., MO., & here he has since res., perfectly satisfied that this locality is unsurpassed for the privileges of comfortable home life. farm of 285 acres is well improved & in good cultivation, & upon this he lives, surrounded by many of the comforts of life, enjoying the esteem & love of his many acquaintances & the happy family who are with him. Genial, whole-souled & entertaining, his house is always a favorite place to visit, & 1 who enters it never leaves without appreciating the Hospitality of its owner. 1839, Mr. K. m Miss Rebecca Kniss, Berks Co., PA., & they have 5 chdrn: William, Peter, Samuel, Calvin & Tarintina, w/o Anson Sweeth. Mr. Klontz has been unfortunate in several instances by the misfortunes & dishonor of those for whom he has gone security. Amoung other items he lost $3,300 by the defalcation of Sheriff Shaw, but with the upright & sincere characteristics of honor above referred to he paid every cent of his share of the bond. Obit Notice: John Klontz, an old & esteemed citizen of this Co., d Tue at his home, Coal twp, after an illness of a little over 2 wks. in his 77th yr. & had been a resident of Vernon Co. ever since the war, having come here from PA, his native state. It is thought his death was occasioned by blood poisoning, though he also had typhoid fever. He leaves 4 chdrn, grown, & a fair estate. The body was bur. Deerfield this afternoon. Mr. Klontz was not a professed Christian, but he was an upright, moral man, warm hearted & highly thought of by all who knew him. He was plain & simple in his habits & a good citizen. Home of John & Rebecca (Kniss) Klontz The John Klontz family moved into this house which stood on 285 acres of land in 1867. Calvin Klontz was 4 yr.s old at that time. Pres. James K. Polk's signature is on the abstract signed when the land was 1st pvtly owned. It was a log house with siding on the outside. The inside was finished with ceiling boards & much of the inside decorated with wide horizontal panels of walnut. 2 walnut cabinets 1 located in each end of the house were built from floor to ceiling. They had drawers up to about 4 & 1/2 ft & doors above. The top drawer of 1 cabinet had pigeon holes that were used as a Post Office during the Civil War. The 2 cabinets were moved to the new house when it was built in 1910. The stairway railing was made of walnut as were the porch posts which were solid walnut. Square nails only were used in construction of the house. All sizes from spikes to shingle nails. There were huge fireplaces in both the north & south ends of the house. The mantle of one, a hand hewn 6 ft stone, today is a porch step at the house on the farm. The battle of Big Drywood was fought partially on this farm. Lead bullets about 1/2 in. diameter & steel balls called grape shot also 1 in. diameter were found in a plowed field near the house. This was after the flood of 1916. Some soliders bodies were dug up on the farm & moved to the National Cem. in Fort Scott soon after it was established in 1862. Jay-hawkers raided the house after the Civil War & killed a man, stole a fine stallion & a ladies side saddle. The picture was taken in 1905. Parents in the picture are Calvin & Fannie Mae (Shick) Klontz. chdrn from left to right are Lee, Roy, Jay, Jessamine, Irene & Faye. After being used for grain storage for 6 yr.s the house was torn down in 1916. Several sourvenirs are being cherished by the 4th gen. Written by Bert Klontz & Irene Weber

[NI105621] From 1870 Census of Vernon Co., MO Page 102
Powell Ira 32 ILL
Sarah L. 26 KY
Ida May 9 Ill
Sarah E. 7 Ill
Georganna 4 Ill
Mary E. 1 Ill

[NI105625] John Emmett "Bud" Klontz, 84, whose home was on Rt. 1, Moundville, d at 4:45 a.m. Mon, Mercy Hosp. after an illness of 2 wks, (Dec 25, 1967). He was a lifelong res. & farmer of Vernon Co.. b Sep 26, 1883, in Moundville, the s/o William & Ida May Powell Klontz. He had never m. At 1 time he was a member of the Modern Woodmen of Amer. Surv.s include 1 bro., Clifford Klontz of the home; 2 sis.s, Mrs. Ada Seitz, Garland, & Mrs. Helen Robinson, Richards. Funeral serv,s 3:30 p.m., Wed at the Ferry Funeral Home. Rev. O. V. Dodson will officiate & Bur. Deerfield Cem.. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the serv.

[NI105633] Clifford P. Klontz of Route 1, Moundville, d early today at a local Nrsg home following an extended illness (Jul 27, 1971). b Oct 24, 1901, Moundville, s/o William & Ida May Powell Klontz. retired farmer & a member of the VFW & Amer. Legion. Surv. a sis., Mrs. Helen L. Robinson, Fort Scott, Ks. Funeral serv,s Thur p.m., Ferry Chapel Rev. O. V. Dodson officiating. Bur. Deerfield Cem.. Funeral Serv.s for Clifford P. Klontz who d Tuesday, were held this afternoon at the Ferry funeral chapel with Rev. O. V. Dodson officiating. Bur. Deerfield Cem.. Mrs. B. R. Kapple played organ selections of "Beyond the Sunset" & "Peace in the Valley". Pallbearers were Kenneth Emery, Louis Weber, N.B. Daniels, Frank Weber, Eldon Sheridan & Lucian Franks. Flag bearers were Henry Maze & Ingles Ferry.

[NI105650] Text Taken from "Hist. Of Vernon Co." (Past & Present) Vol. II James B. Seitz, a res., Vernon Co., MO, since 1881, a native York Co., PA, & b Feb 12, 1857, & is the 4th chld of a family of 9 chdrn (of whom 3 sons & 1 dau. still surv. - 1911), b to Adama & Caroline (Klenfelter) Seitz, both of whom were b PA, & were of German lineage. parents moved, with their 9 chdrn, from their native state to St. Joseph, Mo., 1875; thence to Bourbon Co., KS; & 1881, settled on 1/4 section of land in section 7, Harrison twp, Vernon Co., where they made their home the remainder of their lives, the father passing away 1896, & the mother, 1907. They were mem. of the Luth. Ch. Their surv. chdrn, besides our subject, are: Charles P. Seitz, OK & has a family of 4 chdrn; Cornelius, who has 3 chdrn, & res. NM; & Clara, w/o Mr. D. Anderson, who is now matron at Sapulpa Euckle Boarding School. James B. lived with his parents & attended the common schools till he was 18 yr.s old. drove a team in St. Joseph, then worked in the coal mines in Bourbon Co., KS & afterwards spent 4 yr.s cultivating a leased farm. During the following 12 yr.s worked on his father's farm; & when the Govt opened the Indian Resv. in OK to settlers, he joined in the chase for an allotment, riding 35 miles in 1 hr & 50 minutes. was successful in making entry on a fine quarter section, & proved up his claim, & has since declined an offer of $50 per acre for the land he thus secured. Returning to Vernon Co., MO, 1907, abt the time of his mother's decease, Mr. Seitz purchased the family homestead in Harrison twp, & now makes his home there, engaged in general farming & stock raising; his operations being attended with gratifying success. Mr. Seitz is identified with the Indep. Order of Odd Fellows, & in political matters adheres to the principles of the Dem. party.

[NI105651] Obit NOTICE FOR CLARA SEITZ ANDERSON-FORT SCOTT TRIB-FORT SCOTT, KS Mon, JUN 8, 1953) Mrs. Clara C. Anderson, 88, res. of Garland neighborhood most of her life, d Sun 12:30 a.m. (Jun 7, 1953) Burke St.Hosp.. had been in ill health for a yr. & was taken to the hosp. Sat morn. surv. several nephews & nieces including, J. B. Sietz & Eugene Seitz, Garland. husband d 1902. 3 bro,s are d. Clara C. Seitz, d/o Adam & Caroline Seitz, b York Co., PA., Dec 27, 1864. When a girl she moved with her parents in a covered wagon to the Garland vicinity where she received her edu. in the district schools. a Matron at Sapulpa Euckle Boarding School. m to D. Anderson. was a mem. Garland Bap. Ch & Rebekah lodge. Funeral serv.were held this day 2 p.m. Cheney's, by Rev. John M. Duncan. Bur. Clarksburg Cem.. Obit NOTICE FOR CLARA SEITZ ANDERSON-FORT SCOTT TRIB-FORT SCOTT, KS TUE, JUN 9, 1953) Funeral serv. for Mrs. Clara C. Anderson, Garland pioneer, d Burke St.Mercy Hosp., early Sun morn (Jun 7, 1953), were held yest. 2 p.m. Cheney's. The chapel was filled with rel.s & friends from Bourbon & Vernon Co. & from a distance. Mem.s Garland Rebekah lodge attended in a body. Rev. John M. Duncan conducted the serv.s & music was furnished by a duet, Venna Richmond & Mrs. Ora Clary who sang 3 numbers. Mrs. Ora Clary was the organist. Bur. Clarksburg Cem.. The pallbearers were Lester Pheiffer, J. R. Million, E. E. Palmer, J. C. Palmer, Lowell Van Brunt & William Shankles. Out-of-town rel.s & friends attending were Mrs. Dick Jones, OK City; Miss Carolyn Seitz, Norman, OK.; Adam Goodhart, Billings, OK.; Mr. & Mrs. Wendall Davis, Lake Charles, LA, Mrs. Jesse Blake, Vinita, OK. 2 nephews, Adam & Ray Seitz, Wichita Falls, TX, & 1 niece, Mrs. Marshall Brackin of Redding, CA, were unable to attend. Clara C. Anderson Clara C. Seitz, d/o Adam & Caroline Seitz, b York Co., PA., Dec 27, 1865. When a girl moved with her parents in a covered wagon to the Garland vicinity where she received edu. in the dist. schools. Matron at Sapulpa Euckle Boarding School. m D. Anderson. mem. Garland Bap. Ch & Rebekah lodge. She had been in ill health for a yr. & was taken to the Hosp. Sun morn.

[NI105656] Obit NOTICE FOR CHARLES BEAGLES - FORT SCOTT TRIB - FORT SCOTT, KS JUN, 1934 Rev. John Duncan Conduct Serv. for Garland Man. A large assemblage of rel.s & friends attended the funeral of Charles Beagles at the home, near Garland, Sun 2:30 p.m. (Jun 24, 1934). serv. by Rev. John Duncan, pastor Garland Bap. Ch, & he used as his text, "The sting of death". He read consoling messages from the Bible. While living, we should prepare to meet our God. It doesn't mean anything to die when prepared. There shall be no reward for the wicked man. There were many beautiful floral tokens. Among them, a lovely casket block inscribed "Father", sprays from Pleasant View Sun. School, M. E. Ladies' Aid, Clarksburg Club, & numerous other sprays from rel.s & friends. The songs, "End of the Way", "Beautiful Garden of Prayer", & "The End of a Perfect Day" were sung by Mrs. Lulu Patterson & Mrs. H. J. Ketchum, with Miss Elizabeth Burch accompanist. Charles Beagles b Jun 23, 1868, Jackson Co., Mo. father's family came to Vernon Co., MO when Charles was a lad of 16 yr.s. Here they settled on a farm. age of 26 yr.s m Ellen Pellett, Bourbon Co., KS, Feb 10, 1895. 1 yr. later they settled on a farm that was his home the rest of his life. 2 dau.s, Dortha & Lulu, were b to this union. He was a grate lover of small chdrn, doing many kind acts to brighten their lives. He & his wife took his nephew, Leonard Beagles, when he was but 2 1/2 yr.s old & raised him to manhood. He was a great home lover & enjoyed a quiet home life. Mr. Beagles has been in failing health for several yr.s & has been in the Hosp. several times in the last yr. for operations & treatment. He was patient during his long, suffering illness. He had no fear of death & was ready to go to the Golden Shore. His last words were spoken to his wife & dau., Lulu. He said, "I love you, I have to go". He d Jun 22, 1934. lacked 1 dy of being 66 . surv. by wife, Ellen Beagles, & 2 dau., Lulu of the home, & Mrs. T. A. Rutherford, of near Garland. also leaves his aged father, Hale Beagles, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; 1 sis., Mrs. Rose Seitz, Garland; a nephew, Leonard Beagles Omaha, NE; 1 gdau., Helen Joy Rutherford, & many other rel.s. 1 bro., Ransom Beagles, is d. The pallbearers were John Post, Robert Rutherford, John Bealle, Charles Shaw, Leonard Beagles, Theron Cox, Elza Rourk & Emmet Boatright. Bur. Deerfield Cem.. Out of town rel.s present were Mr. & Mrs. John Bealle, Lamar, Mo.; Mrs. Frone Queen, Tulsa, OK; Mrs. Senith Armer & chdrn, Omaha, NE; Misses Ola & Kate Beagles & Mrs. Ted Stone, Nevada, MO.

[NI105708] Pvt under Capt.George Hoover's Co-1776, Served in York Co. Militia 1778-1782, Extremely Wealthy man

[NI105735] Died young

[NI105796] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
220 229 YODER Sarah 37 F
Mary 16 F
Elisabeth 14 F
Sarah 12 F
Joseph 10 M
Franey 8 F
Stephen 6 M
Tobias 3 M

[NI105797] Immigrant's surname: KURTZ Immigrant's given name(s): Stephan Ship name: Muscliffe U.S. arrival date: 22 Dec 1744 Port: Philadelphia, PA Place of origin: Switzerland Notes: Stephan and Hans Kurtz were the sons of Swiss Amish parents, Stephen Kurtz & Magdalena Barokji (Berky or Bergey?). Stephan was b. on 23 Sep 1724. He & Hans left from Rotterdam around 1 Nov 1744 aboard the Muscliffe, commanded by George Durell. The Muscliffe stopped at Poole in Dorsetshire, England where they might have picked up more passengers. On arrival in Philadelphia on 22 Dec 1744, the 79 male passengers were taken to the Courthouse where they took "Oaths and Qualifications to the Government." Stephan & Hans went directly to Upper Bern Twp, Berks Co., PA. That was the location of the 1st, & at that time, the only Amish community in Amer., the Northkill Settlement. One of Stephan's sons, Jacob, left the Amish community & walked 400 miles with his family to Lawrence Twp, Stark Co., OH in about 1814.

[NI105799] Gospel Herald Vol XXVII # 1 Apr 5 1934 pg 14, 15. Yoder, Valentine M s/o Moses W & Barbara Yoder b Sep 10 1868, Davidsville, Pa d Mar 18 1934, Allensville, Pa aged 65y 6m 8d. His death came after a painful illness of 5m. He m Feb 7 1897 to Julia Ann Thomas. To this union were b 4 chdn: Dorsey V, Emma, Howard, & Lizzie w/o Pre Elmer E Yoder all surviving; besides 3 bros, 1 sis, & 5 gchdn. Funeral in home by E D Hess & at Allensville Menn Ch by Aaron Mast assisted by James Saylor of Johnstown his former bishop & by J B Zook of Allensville. Bur Cem nearby.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Valentine M Yoder 41 W PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Julian 34 PA
Son Dorsey V 12 PA
dau Emma 10 PA
Son Howard 08 PA
dau Lizzie 06 PA

[NI105821] Joined 67th Pa. Infintry on 20 August 1862 d of Typhoid Fever on 11 May 1863 d in Berryville, Va

[NI105835] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Simon Johns State: PA Enumeration District: 0077 Color: W Age: 45 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0009 Co.: Indiana Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02230687 Other Residents:
Wife Loure 41, PA
Dau. Varrie 19, PA
Son Willington 16, PA
Son Ralph 10, PA
Son Alonzo 02, PA

[NI105842] Joined on Aug 1862 the 125th PA Vol at East Freedom, PA. Fought at the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg, MD) Sep 17, 1862

[NI105903] Joseph, the 4th s/o John & Mary, b Mar 20 1750 Deep River, Randolph Co, NC. Abt 1770 m Ann Brown, d/o Grace (Thompson) Brown & Daniel Brown, a Quaker preacher. Ann b VA, Jan 22 1755. Joseph & Ann had 13 Chldn. (Data on these families found in the "Short History of the Moon Family"). In 1796 Joseph & Ann & their Chldn, some of whom had m. by then, left NC & went to Jefferson Co, TN, near Knoxville, where they lived for several yrs. It was here that James, s/o William & Jane, was b. However it was slave territory & since Quakers were opposed to slavery they moved north & formed a colony near Martinsville, in what was Highland Co but is now Clinton Co, OH. 2 sons, Daniel & Joseph, & their families were the 1st to leave TN in 1808. The next yr the father & mother, Joseph & Ann, with their younger Chldn, & 2 sons William & Jesse & their families went to OH. By 1811 the rest of the family had followed to join the colony which, with their coming, numbered 55 persons - 34 males & 21 females. They were the founders of what is now Clark Twp, Clinton Co, OH. In this colony were many artisans as well as farmers. The Moons of that day were well equipped for life in a new community, with carpenters, coopers, harness makers, blacksmiths, cabinet makers, stone masons, saddlers, plasterers, mechanics, gunsmiths included in their number. William & Jesse Moon were well known for the quality of guns they made & they did an extensive business in that line. It is likely there was a preacher in the group. We know there have been many in religious & educational work since. Ann Moon d Aug 31 1824 & Joseph d Apr 14 1832. They were bur Newberry Cem. in back of the Newberry Quaker Ch. at Martinsville, within shouting distance of the 1st homes of the Moons in OH. The inscriptions on the stones are still legible but we are told the stones need resetting.

[NI105941] JOHN PEARCE, blacksmith-gunsmith-patriot-farmer, b ca. 1754 (LDS),Petersburg, VA (DAR), d testate ante 5 Sep. 1856 (probate), Fayette Co., GA m MARY WATT(S), d post 26 Dec 1788, Hancock Co., GA. They are thought to have had 6 Chldn. John m 2nd 13 Apr 1790, Greene Co., GA, MARGARET "PEGGY" MOON, Quaker, d/o Richard & Susanna (BROWN) Moon of Greene Co, d ante 9 Aug. 1854. They are said to have had 18 Chldn. Orphaned at age 13, he was apprenticed to a blacksmith & learned the trade. He was later a resident of Granville Co., NC, & fought in the Battles of King's Mountain & Cowpens. While in serv., he was wounded in the hip by an accidental gun discharge & walked with a limp the rest of his life. After the war, records indicate he removed to GA where m his 1st wife & reared a small family. He next was located Greene Co, where, in 1790, m his 2nd wife & started a new family, soon moving to nearby Jackson Co. By 1840, he had moved to Fayette Co, where he later d. His will, dated 9 Aug 1854 & witnessed by Daniel K. Gilmer, James M. Pate, & J. E. D. Pearce, was admitted to probate in Fayette Co on 5 Sep 1856. There is attached an inventory of appraisement of property, signed on 1 Nov 1856 by the executors. His sons, Axum & Micajah, are both mentioned as owing money to John's estate. In his will he lists these Chldn: "Sary Kelley; John Pearce; Shadrack Morris; the Chldn of my deceased dau., Mary Kemp; & the Chldn of my deceased son, James Pearce; Shadrack Pearce; Joshua Pearce; Elijah Pearce; Elisha Pearce; Susannah Martin, w/o Ira L. Martin; the Chldn of my deceased dau., Nancy Whitaker; Rachel Pate, w/o William Pate, deceased; & Lewis Pearce; the rest of my Chldn, viz: William Pearce, Axum Pearce, David Pearce, my son-in-law Hamlin D. Mattocks, having had their full share of my estate, I devise they have no further interest in my estate."

[NI105960] Charter member of Cane Creek Meeting, established 1751. 13 children in all.

[NI105994] Herald of Truth, July - Vol V # 7 1868 pg 111. On 4 Apr 1868, Johnson Co, IA CATHARINE, w/o Christian GINGERICH, & d/o John & Barbara Stutzman, Fairfield Co, OH, aged 41y 11m 27d. She was bur on 6th. Funeral attended by lg concourse of friends & relatives. She leaves family of 9 chdn. Funeral by Abner Yoder.

[NI106003] Elizabeth m. Christian Schmucker abt 1802 in Lancaster Co. PA. Not much is known abt Elizabeth other than she d in Mifflin Co., possibly from childbirth. There is no accurate death date nor is there a location for her gravesite. After her death, according to family tradition, Christian in need of a mother of his chldn & is said to have traveled 80 mi to Somerset Co., PA in search of a new partner. Upon reaching the Amish comm., he dropped the reins & prayed for guidance; "In the name of God, go which way you should." The horse took him to a farm where he was invited for the noon meal. One of the women serving the food was Fannie Beachy, a widow with 1 child. As the story goes, she had a dream before the noon meal abt a stranger with a Bay horse & saddlebags. As you may guess, they where m. abt 1817 in PA. Elizabeth's marriage with Christian produced several chldn, one of whom was Isaac Schmucker. Isaac eventually settled in Lagrange, Co. near Topeka & became one of the early leaders for the Amish Mennonite movement in IN.

[NI106007] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA 18 Aug 1870 Christian Streng, p.7
17 45 48 Shrock Edward 42 M W Merchant 2,000 8,000 PA
Shrock Lydia 29 F W Keeping house PA
Shrock Sarah 11 F W PA
Shrock Katie 9 F W PA
Shrock Phoeba 7 F W PA
Shrock Edna 5 F W PA
Shrock Alice 3 F W PA
Shrock Helen 7/12 F W PA Oct
1880 Census Somerset Boro, Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA by Geo. W. Benford Jun 1-10 1880
24 22 495B 12 194 218 Schrock E.M. W M 51 Merchant PA Pa Pa
Schrock Lydia W F 39 Wife Keeping House PA Pa Pa
Schrock Sarah W F 21 Dau PA Pa Pa
Schrock Cath B. W F 19 Dau At School PA Pa Pa
Schrock Phoebe W F 17 Dau At School PA Pa Pa
Schrock Edna W F 15 Dau PA Pa Pa
Schrock Alice W F 13 Dau PA Pa Pa
Schrock Ellen W F 10 Dau PA Pa Pa
Schrock E.M.Jr. W M 8 Son PA Pa Pa
Schrock Jacob W M 5 Son PA Pa Pa
Schrock Ralph W M 3 Son PA Pa Pa

[NI106012] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Walter H Plaster Age: 31 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0241 Birth Place: North Carolina Visit: 0137 Co.: Allegheny, Swissvale Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth W 33, PA
Daug Catharine V 04, PA
Daug Ruth L 02, PA

[NI106054] Moved to TN in 1796, then migrated in fall 1808 to Clark Twp, Clinton Co, OH

[NI106112] Barbara Hochstedler & Christian Stutzman, chldn of Amish emigrants to Amer in the early 1700's. Joe's father Michael, b in Mifflin Co. PA Oct 12 1822 d. Jan 22 1897 Goshen, IN, his mother Barbara b May 8 1829 in Canada d. Jun 9 1907 in Goshen. They are bur at the Maple Grove Cem. near Topeka. They m. Apr 12 1849 in IN. Michael & Barbara left IN abt 1858 for IA, & lived there for just over 10 yrs before returning to Starke Co., IN. They then moved to northern IN (Van Buren Twp, Lagrange Co.), living there until they moved to Mancelona, Antrim Co., MI in northern MI's lower pennisula abt 1880 . They migrated abt 8 mi west with other Amish Mennonite settlers to Custer Twp. Those to settle there were the families of Baumgartner, Cleveland, Dester, Eash, Emmert, Haarer, Hostetler, Kauffman, Kindy, Reed, Schrock, Shelly, Springer & Troyer. Many of these families left by 1900, including Michael & Barbara, who left for Plattsmouth, NE. Joe stayed & m. Martha Kauffman on Sep 9 1883. B. to them were 3 chldn, Guy, Glen & Harry. Martha d after the birth of Harry & Harry was adopted to Martha's sister Rebecca & husb William Hollenbaugh of IN. Joe rem. before 1900 to Magaretta (Koach)Updegraph. They relocated to Boyne City, Charlevoix Co. abt 30 mi north of Custer Twp. There they lived happily until "Maggie" passed away May 10 1910. Joe rem. a 3rd time on Feb 5 1911 to Anna Koteskey. To this union b 1 chld, my father Charles Stutzman on Aug 20 1917. Anna too d leaving Joe a widower a 3rd & last time on Apr 20 1926 of Pneumonia. Not long after Anna's passing a lightning strike left Joe homeless, the ensuing fire consumed everything. Joe in the shadow of the great depression, passed away Apr 14 1937.
Michael b Mifflin Co. PA & spent his youth in Wayne Co., OH. There is 2 land deeds obtained from the Bureau of Land Management that show a Michael Stutzman purchasing land in sections 7 & 8 in northern Clinton Twp totaling 120 acs of land. The patent was made May 10 1848. Both he & his father now appear in the 1850 census in Clinton Twp. Michael m. Barbara Stuckey in 1849 & is shown with a new arrival to their family, Susan in the 1850 census, 2 pg from his father. Materials left by J. S. Hartzler at the archives of the Mennonite Ch. at Goshen College reveal from notes of Huber Yoder that Barbara b in Canada & went to Smithville to work & met Michael there, then they moved to IN where they m. Little information is available as to Barbara's ancestry. In the 1860 census, 2 men, Christian & David Stuckey are listed with their birthplace in Canada & living in Lagrange Co., Greenfield Twp. Could these be brothers of Barbara ? Sometime between 1857 & 1859, Michael & Barbara left for IA. They are found in the 1860 census for Johnson Co., Sharon Twp living near John I. Plank & John Kemp. Here they lived for just over 10 yrs, where 3 of their oldest daugs m., staying in western states. Michael & Barbara then moved back to IN where their last chld David b in Starke Co.. Interestingly, this is the Co. in which Jonas D. Troyer was to have lived & ministered the "Waldenzer" ch. on the Starke/Marshall Co. line. Another point to mention is that Michael's bro-in-law is to have d here & bur in the "New Omish Mennonite Graveyard". The area here is not typical of the flat open area around Elkhart & Lagrange co.s. The land in this area has rolling hills & is abundant in 2nd growth trees. In Feb 1880, the d/o Michael & Barbara m. what was to be an influential man in the ch., Jonas S. Hartzler. Fannie was living in Wakarusa, according to Wenger in his book The Mennonites in IN & MI which is a clue that when the settlement d in Starke Co., the family may have moved to this area. Eventually Joseph M. made his way to MI by 1883 showing up on a property deed for 40 acs. Michael & Barbara are found in the area too, purchasing property in 1885, which was an ac of ground that he & Joseph, Jacob R. Kauffman, & David S. Springer purchased becoming Fairview Cem. By the spring of 1888 we now find Michael & Barbara living in NE. Likely they left northern MI abt the same time as Joseph & John Troyer who lived in the Bellaire area owning & operating a sawmill & lumber business. The date of return to IN has not been determined but in 1897 Michael d near Goshen & Barbara is found in the 1900 census, living with daug & son-in-law, Anna & E. C. Yoder. Barbara, at the time of her death in 1907 was living with Jonas & Fannie Hartzler.
Feb 15 1897 Herald of Truth, Stutzman - On 22 Jan 1897, near Topeka, La Grange Co., IN, of paralysis, Michael Stutzman, aged 74 y 3 m 11 d. He was a memb of the Amish Mennonite ch. & during his affliction which lasted abt 8 mos he often expressed a desire to depart this life & be with Jesus. He leaves a wife, 2 sons, 6 daugs, 27 gchldn, besides bros, sis's & a concourse or freinds to mourn his departure. Funeral serv on 24th at the Maple Grove (Haw Patch) ch. by Jonathan Kurtz.

[NI106113] The Gospel Witness - Jun 26 1907 STUTZMAN - Barbara Stuckey b in Canada May 8 1829, & m. Michael Stutzman on Apr 12 1849. To this union were b 12 chldn. Her husb & 5 of the chldn preceded her to the spirit world. Those who survive her are Lizzie Miller, Aline, OK, Sarah Troyer, Douglas, WY, Tena Spangler, Geneva, NE, Anna Yoder, Topeka, IN, Fannie Hartzler, Goshen, IN, Joseph & David Stutzman, Boyne, MI. Her longing to depart & be with Christ was granted Jun 9 1907. She was aged 78 y 1 m 1 d. Funeral servs were held at the home of Bro. J. S. Hartzler, Parkside, Goshen, IN, with whom she had her home for a no. of yrs. Bro. I. W. Royer preached from Mark 10:44,45. The remains were then taken to Topeka & bur in Hawpatch Cem., where brief servs were conducted by the brethen (sic) A. J. Yantz (Yontz) & I. R. Detweiler.

[NI106120] Gospel Herald, 1927 Yoder. - Annie E., d/o Michael & Barbara Stutzman, b May 23 1864, IA City, IA; d Gen Hosp, Elkhart, IN, Nov 9 1927; aged 63y 5m 16d. The greater part of her life was spent at Topeka, IN, moving to Goshen, IN, in 1913, where she spent the remainder of her life. She was m. to Emanuel C. Yoder Mar 11 1886. At the age of 17 she united with the Meth Ch, & after her m she became a memb of the Menn Ch of which she was a faithful memb until death. She was a faithful wife & a kind loving neighbor. She leaves her beloved husb, 2 sis (Mrs. J. S. Hartzler & Mrs. George Spangler), 2 bros (Joseph & David), & a host of relatives & freinds. Funeral was held at the Menn Ch., Topeka, IN, Bro. Noah Oyer having charge of the servs at the home & Bro. O. S. Hostetler at the church, assisted by Bro. S. E. Allgyer. Anna m. Emanuel C. Yoder on Mar 11, 1886 in Shore IN. 2 yrs before her m to Emanuel, Annie wrote in her sis Fannie's autograph book; "Through time we'll change & then, this little book will somewhat bind us. You'll take it up, & think of me. & all the joys we've left behind us. Anna E. Stutzman, Mancelona, MI, Antrim Co., Oct 12 1884". Not only does this show affection between sis's, it also tells us that Michael & Barbara were in Mancelona before they show up on land deeds in Custer Twp. Annie lived most of her life at Topeka with Emanuel until 1913 when they moved to Goshen. Annie d Gen Hosp, Elkhart on Nov 9 1927.

[NI106121] Geneva, Fillmore Co., NE, Thu May 5 1938 GEORGE W. SPANGLER DIES AT FARM HOME George W. Spangler, s/o Isreal & Elvina Spangler, b York, PA, Feb 7 1856. He d at his farm home, 6 1/2 mi southeast of Geneva, NE, Apr 29 1938, at 7:15 pm at the age of 82 y 2 m 22 d. He confessed Christ & was bapt in the German Ref ch, Nov 22 1874, White Pigeon, MI, as a young man of 18 & lived d. in that faith. He m. Tenia Stutzman, Jan 12 1882, LaGrange Co. IN. This union was blessed with 2 chldn, Bertha & Frank. In 1890 he moved with his family to Plattsmouth, NE & in 1893 he again moved, this time to the home where he d, where his family was reared & where he & Mrs. Spangler spent 45 busy, productive, happy yrs together. Mr Spangler in the later yrs of his life, was afflicted with a physical weakness which gave him much distress & which was the cause of the sudden termination of his life. He was a very active man throughout his entire life. In his earlier yrs he was engaged in ship building & after moving to Plattsmouth was employed in the railroad shops there, being a finisher of railway coaches. Since moving to Fillmore Co. he was engaged in farming until later yrs when he rented his land & busied himself in developing a fruit farm of 40 ac, contiguous to his farm home. His trees, vines & bushes were just beginning to reward him when the devastating drouth of the past few yrs wrought havoc with them. It is interesting to note that the fine large house & the comodious bankbarn & other buildings which grace the farm home were largely the result of his handiwork. Through this period of more than a half century Mrs. Spangler has been his real helpmate & inseparable companion, ministering sympathetically to him in his last brief illness to the end. Mr. Spangler was just & fair in his business transactions & helpful to many in times of need. He will be greatly missed, not only by the inner circle of loved ones but by the many friends & neighbors he gathered abt him during his long life & residence here. Those remaining to cherish his memory are his faithful wife & companion of 56 yrs, his daug, Mrs. Bertha Weldon, Elkhart, IN; son Frank Spangler, Indianola, IA; 5 gchldn; 3 ggchldn & 2 bro, Maurice Spangler, Chester MT; & John Spangler, Govenlock, Saskatchewan, Canada; 2 sis, Mrs. Susan D. Peatling, Abilene, KS; & Mrs. Lydia S. Gassman, Wahington, DC; & a host of friends. Funeral servs were conducted at the late residence Mon May 2 at 2 pm by Rev. W. H. Shoaf, pastor of Geneva Meth Ch, the text for the sermon being; "We have here no continuing city but we seek one." Heb. 13:14. Other scripture read consisted of the 23rd Psalm & selections from the 15th chpt of 1st Corinthians. Mrs. A. M. Elder & Mrs. H. A. Rosenau sang, "Rock of Ages" & "We're Going Down the Valley, One by One." The casket bearers were old friends & neighbors, Ed Myers, Fred Eaton, Ross Miller, Will Elznic, Thelo Houck & James Dunker. Bur Geneva Cem.

[NI106152] On 7-4-1818, at Cane Creek MM, "Jesse, Jr." was disowned for being "married out of unity (to 1st cousin)". On 10-3-1818, "Hannah Hinshaw" was also similarly disowned for marrying a 1st cousin. Hannah was the d/o Ruth (Hinshaw) Moon, Jesse's Aunt (sis. of Jesse' father, Jesse), so they were indeed 1st cousins.

[NI106158] Gospel Herald Vol VI # 25, Sep 18 1913, pg 399, 400. Hershberger, Christena Weaver w/o Bro Cyrus Hershberger, of Johnstown, Pa b Feb 20 1848 d Sep 4 1913 aged 65y 6m 14d. She lived in matrimony 45 yrs. To this union were b 6 chdn, 1 of whom preceded her to spirit world. Sis Hershberger was faithful memb of Menn Ch for 44 yrs. Funeral servs were conducted Sep 7 by brethren S G Shetler, L A Blough, & James Saylor, at Thomas Ch. Bur in adjoining cem.

[NI106159] Gospel Herald Vol LVIII # 20 May 25 1965 pg 459. Hershberger, Edwin W, s/o Cyrus & Christena (Weaver) Hershberger b Somerset Co, Pa Aug 21 1880 d at Mem'l Hosp, Johnstown, Pa May 3 1965 aged 84y 8m 12d. On Aug 8 1901 he m Lizzie Eash, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons: Albert C; Owen D; Wilbert H; Ralph C; Melvin C; & Glenn E; 4 daus: Mrs Olive Hancock; Mrs Bessie Parkinson; Mrs Annie Fronzoli; & Mrs Mary Palmer; 38 gchdn, & 51 ggchdn. He was memb of Thomas Menn Ch, where funeral servs were May 5, in charge of Aldus J Wingard & Harry C Blough.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Edwin W Hershberger State: PA Dist: 0132 Color: W Age: 29 B Pl: PA Visit: 0012 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husb. ImageNum: 02090410
Wife Lizzie 26, PA
Son Albert C 06, PA
Son Wilbert H 03, PA
Son Melvin C 02, PA
dau Olive G NR, PA

[NI106246] James,s/o William & Jane Moon, b near Knoxville, TN, Sep 19 1801 & went to OH in 1809 with his parents. He was m in Clinton Co, OH to Sarah Clark who b in Loudon Co, VA, Dec 23 1802. She came to OH when she was a young girl. They were m on her 17th b-day, Dec 23 1819. She had the consent of her brother Benjamin & he the consent of his father. James & Sarah were the parents of 16 Chldn, 8 boys & 8 girls: Rhoda, Jane, Elizabeth Harriet, William Clark, Elihu, Mary, John B., James Valentine, Wilkerson Thompson, Josiah D., Sarah Ann, Lucetta Maria, Ruth, Daniel Carey, Joseph Henry & Nancy Colie. After raising their large family in OH, James & Sarah moved to KS in 1865 following the Civil War. James took a homestead 12 miles west of Independence in Montgomery Co, KS. Several of their Chldn came to KS at the same time. There they had a part in the improvement & progress of their community. James was one of those instrumental in the founding & building of the Friends Ch. in Independence. Those who came with their parents were Lucetta Simmons, Ruth Hockett, Wilkerson Thompson, John B., & their families, & Sallie Ann Chapman. Lucetta & her family later went to CA & John went to Wichita in Sedgwick Co, KS. The rest remained near Independence. (Jack note: apparently Grandma Wheeler must have m in KS then moved back to IN then OH.) Sallie Ann stayed with her parents in their home until her d in 1874. Elihu then went to Montgomery Co & brought his parents to his home in Riley Co where he & Mary cared for them. James d Jan 17 1888 & Sarah d Mar 29 1892. They were bur. May Day Cem. near their last home.

[NI106328] 1880 Federal Census Jefferson Twp., Somerset Co., PA William P Hay 18 June 1880
9 20 307B 1 139 147 Miller Joseph W M 27 Farmer Penna PA PA
9 20 307B 2 139 147 Miller Barbara W F 27 Wife kg house PA Brunswick Brunswick
9 20 307B 3 139 147 Miller Frederick W M 2 Son Penna PA PA
9 20 307B 4 139 147 Miller Annie W F 1 Daug Penna PA PA
9 20 307B 5 139 147 Ankeney Sarah W F 10 Servant Servant Penna PA PA
Among the practical & progressive agriculturists of Bills, Somerset co., may be mentioned the name of Joseph M. Miller, who has recently purchased a fine property in Somerset, to which he moved in the yr 1906. He is the s/o Christian & Mary (Miller) Miller, & the gson on the paternal side of Joseph Miller, who engaged in farming, & on the maternal side of Abraham H. Miller. Both grandparents were b. in Amer. The one d. at the age of 87 & the other at the age of 94. Abraham H. Miller was considered one of the strongest men in the co. He could throw a barrel of cider on a wagon having a double box. Christian Miller (father) was b. 1813, was a farmer by occup, a Democrat in politics, & an active & influential citizen. Joseph M. Miller was b. Jefferson twp, Somerset co., PA, Mar 26 1853. After completing a common school edu, he assisted his father with the duties of the home farm until he was 26 yrs old, after which he worked the farm for 6 yrs on shares, & in 1883 purchased the Elijah Bauman farm, whereon he is now conducting extensive operations & from which he receives a lucrative livelihood. His place is neat & attractive in appearance & indicates the supervision of a master hand. His political allegiance is given to the Democratic party. In 1876 Mr. Miller m. Barbara Smith, who was b. in Meyersdale, Somerset co., PA, Sep 21 1852, d/o Fredrick Smith, formerly of Germany. Their chldn are Frederick S., m. Sadie Lentz, d/o William Lentz, Waterloo, IA, who was formerly of Meyersdale, this co. They are engaged in farming in Waterloo, IA. Anna B. m Ira Blaugh, of this co.; they are engaged in farming. Lawrence, deceased; Webster W.; Harvey J., m. Minerva Bittner, Larimer twp; Cleveland G., Mary & Ruth Miller.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph M Miller Age: 56 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0161 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0434 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Barbara 57, PA
daug Mary 16, PA
daug Ruth 10, PA
J-town Trib Feb 7 1928 SOMERSET, Feb 7. - Joseph M. MILLER, aged 75 yrs, d at 7 am this morn at the home of his son-in-law & daug, Mr. & Mrs. Ira BLOUGH, Geiger. Death was attributed to a complication of diseases. Mr. MILLER leaves his widow, Barbara MILLER, & chldn: Mrs. Charles GRADY, Waterloo, IA; Mrs. Homer BAUMAN, Somerset; Mrs. Ira BLOUGH, mentioned; Fred & Cleveland MILLER, both Waterloo, IA, & Webster MILLER, Somerset. Several bros & sis' also survive. He was memb Geiger COB. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed. Undertaker S. C. Brooks has prepared the body for bur.

[NI106330] 1850 Census Summit Twp., Somerset Co., PA 10 Oct John H. Smith
14 65 65 Smith Frederick 28 M Farmer Germany
Smith Ann 25 F Germany
Smith Lydia 1 F PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 15 Jul Pg 35 Christian Streng
17 264 267 Smith Frederick 50 M W Farmer 12,000 1,283 Brunswick
Smith Anna 45 F W Keeping house Hesse Cassel
Smith Lydia 21 F W PA
Smith Joel F. 19 M W PA
Smith Barbara 17 F W PA
Smith Anna 13 F W PA
Smith Doretta 9 F W PA
Smith Frederick 7 M W PA
Smith Amanda 5 F W PA

[NI106335] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Ira Blough Age: 29 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0162 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0058 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Annie M 31, PA
Son Laurence 07, PA
daug Edna Grace NR, PA
1 non-relative

SCHAFFER, Heinrich, of Heidelberg Twp., this Co, d suddenly in 47th yr on Nov 2 while working.

[NI106433] Michael H. Miller, a farmer of Rockwood, Somerset co, PA b. Dec 17 1849, Black twp, Somerset co., s/o Jacob & Eliza (Lynt) Miller. Jacob Miller (father) was b. Somerset co., & was a farmer by occup. Michael H. Miller received his edu. training in the common schools of Somerset co., & at the age of 18 left school & engaged in farming with his father on the home farm. In 1881 he went into the jobbing business, & has followed that in connection with farming ever since. He owns a small farm of 4 acres, on which he has erected a home. In political affiliations he is a staunch Republican. Mr. Miller m. Mar 17 1876, Ms Samantha Grunawalt, b. Oct 30 1857, Wellersburg, Somerset co., d/o Abraham & Meltonia (Wagner) Grunawalt, & 1 of 7 chldn, namely; Samantha, Alford, Silas (deceased), Peter M., Mary E., William J. and Benjamin K. Abraham Grunawalt d. 1881. The following chldn have been b. to Mr. & Mrs. Michael Miller: Elmer W., Jan 21 1877; Lucretia A., Apr 11 1878; Ada V., Jan 9 1880; Cyntha L., Mar 16 1882; Leora M., Jan 31 1884; Mary Emma, Dec 28 1885; Edna J. A., Oct 17 1888; Benjamin H.A., Mar 1 1891; & Delroy C. E., Jul 7 1893.

[NI106539] Tobias Miller, s/o Christian & Susan (Musser) Miller, b. 1813, & a farmer of Stony Creek twp. He adhered to the Republican party, & serv. as deacon & elder in Reformed ch.. Mr. Miller m. Margaret, d/o Benjamin Kimmel, & their chldn were: Benjamin, who lives with his widowed sis., Mrs. Stutzman; Mary, w/o Jacob Stutzman, has 12 chldn; Peter T.; Sarah, w/o John Stutzmaan, has 5 children; Jeremiah, deceased; William, deceased; John, farmer at Liste, married Margaret Sorber, has four children; Charles, farmer of Stony Creek township, married Lucy Schrock, has 2 children; Susan, married Joseph Glesssner and after his death Mahlon Forney; Harriet, wife of John M. Topper, merchant of New Baltimore, has six children. The death of Mr. MIller occurred July 30, 1885.
1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
242 75 MILLER Tobias 37 M Farmer PA
242 75 MILLER Margaret 29 F PA
242 75 MILLER Benjamin 12 M PA
242 75 MILLER Jeremiah 10 M PA
242 75 MILLER Peter 8 M PA
242 75 MILLER Mary 6 F PA
242 75 MILLER Sarah 3 F PA
243 75 MILLER Harriet 1/12 F PA
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 25 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
26 213 217 Miller Tobias 57 M W Retir. farmer 6,000 1,000 PA
27 213 217 Miller Margaret 49 F W Keeping house PA
28 213 217 Miller Benjamin 32 M W 200 PA
29 213 217 Miller William 17 M W PA
30 213 217 Miller Charles 13 M W PA
31 213 217 Miller Susan 11 F W PA

[NI106541] Benjamin KIMMEL b 1792. He was Co commissioner, & held other offices. He d 1871. He m Sarah Zerber. Chdn : Jefferson, Elizabeth (Will), Margaret (dead), Julia A. (Rhoads) & Mary (Kuhns). [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 515.]
1850 census Stonycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
153 131 KIMMEL Benjamin 57 M Farmer PA
KIMMEL Sarah 49 F PA
KIMMEL Julian 25 F PA
SPANGEY Barbara 14 F Ger.
KELLY Samuel15 M Laborer PA

[NI106545] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 25 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
37 215 219 Geisel Rachel 39 F W Keeping house 1,200 250 PA
38 215 219 Geisel George 8 M W PA
39 215 219 Miller Elizabeth 85 F W 600 PA

[NI106546] History of Bedford & Somerset Co.s by Blackburn & Welfley, 1906, pages 114-115. Peter T. Miller; s/o Tobias & Margaret (Kimmel) Miller, b Jul 30 1842, & Aug 5 1862, enlisted in co. B, 138 Reg., PA Volunteers. He was present at the battle of Antietam & also at that of Fredericksburg, where he received a wound in the left breast which kept him a month in the hosp. After his recovery he rejoined his reg. & fought at Chancellorsville, being honorably discharged May, 1863. After his return home he settled on the Miller homestead, near the Glade Ch., Sony Creek twp, & there led the life of a farmer until recently, when he sold the property to his son, Edward H. Miller, & retired to Berlin. He has held the offices of assessor & tax collector, is past commander of Mark Collins Post No. 3340, G.A.R., of Berlin, & a Republican in politics. He is a member of the Reformed Ch., in which he has served as deacon & elder. Peter T. Miller m Apr 25 1865, Sarah Landis, b Jun 2 1845, & were parents of the following chldn: Irvin E., Mary J., b Mar 10 1969, w/o Joseph Walker, farmer Stony Creek twp, has 2 chldn, Robert & Darl. Edward H., Abraham L., b Jan 20 1872, farming with his bro., Edward H. Emma B., b Dec 8 1873, w/o William Stull, farmer Stony Creek twp. Maggie C., b Sep 11 1875, d Jul 9 1896. Henry T., b Feb 11 1878, d Jan 3 1879. Oscar, b Mar 13 1879, d Jul 10 1886. Roscoe C., b Apr 24 1884, m Ada Carver, has 2 chldn, Grace & Amanda. Mrs. Miller, the mother of the family, d Sep 13 1893. She was a mem. of the Reformed Ch. Mr. Miller m Sep 5 1895, Elmira (Bittner) widow of William H. Shocky, the issue of this m being 1 child, Zeta E., b Sep 16 1899.
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 25 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
40 216 220 Miller Peter 28 M W Farmer 300 PA
1 216 220 Miller Sarah 24 F W Keeping house PA
2 216 220 Miller I**** 4 F W PA
3 216 220 Miller Mary J. 1 F W PA
4 216 220 Miller John 14 M W Domestic servant PA

[NI106547] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 19 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
13 68 72 Maunna Edward 32 M W Farmer 7,000 1,600 PA
14 68 72 Maunna Catharine 29 F W Keeping house PA
15 68 72 Maunna Ida 9 F W PA
16 68 72 Maunna Jacob 1 M W PA
17 68 72 Glessner Edmond 18 M W Domestic servant PA
18 68 72 Musser Emma 13 F W Domestic servant PA

[NI106579] 1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA John J. Schell
208-53 Lambert, Edward 21 M Innkeeper PA
Sarah 43 F PA
Margaret 19 F PA
Sarah J. 14 F PA
Seaton, Thomas 60 M Laborer PA
Statler, Emauel 70 M Laborer PA

[NI106586] 1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 3, 4 Jun 1880
431A 8 21 22 Statler Sarah W F 60 Keeping house PA PA PA
431A 9 21 22 Statler Charles W M 26 Son Farmer PA PA PA
431A 10 21 22 Statler Lizzie W F 22 Daughter At home PA PA PA

[NI106605] Johnstown Trib - Mrs. Harriet BERKEBILE, who d at her home, Shade Twp, Somerset Co, Feb 18 1897, age 77y 4m 1d. The funeral took place at 10 am Sat from Dunkard Ch, Hooversville. The deceased was memb Luth Ch, Rev. Krider conducted obsequies. Mrs. BERKEBILE's husb Isaac BERKEBILE d 7 yrs ago. Their living chdn are: George W. BERKEBILE, Johnstown; Messrs. Philip & Daniel Berkebile, Shade Twp; Lucinda, w/o Austin LOHR, & Eliza, w/o Edmund HOLSOPPLE, Paint Twp; & Jeremiah, Rose, & Mrs. Lovina HOFFMAN, widow are at home. Isaac d 8 yrs ago of typhoid fever in Johnstown, & Emma d young. The deceased also leaves 2 Sis': Mrs. Maria ROODY, who is in the West, & Eliza BERKEY, Hooversville. 29 gchdn & 34 ggchdn survive.

[NI106610] Stone in Daley Cem. no death date

[NI106621] Obit J-town Daily Trib - Jan 27 1926: FUNERAL OF MR. MANGUS - WINDBER - Jan. 27, - Funeral servs for Isaac Mangus aged 74 yrs, who d Mon night at his home near Daley Ch will be held at 2 pm tomorrow Daley Ch Cem, in charge of Undertaker G. C. Meek. The deceased is survived by 2 daugs, Mrs. G. A. Lehman, Central City, & Mrs. Joseph E. Troxell, 938 Bedford St., J-town. 2 chldn preceded him to the grave. These bros & sis's also survive: Mrs. Maggie Wonders, Lovett; Laura Meredith, Dale Terrace; David, KS; John, Wilmore; Bird & James, both of South Fork. The deceased is also survived by 16 gchldn, 8 ggchldn & these half-sis's: Mrs. Mary Smay & Myrtle Buckman, both of South Fork; Carrie Heeter, Hastings & Mrs. Walker, OH.
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O.W.Williamson Pg 5, 7 Jun 1880
432A 47 46 49 Manges Isaac W M 27 Laborer PA PA PA
Manges Hester W F 22 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Manges Margaret J. W F 6 Daughter PA PA PA
Manges Bird W M 3 Son PA PA PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
134B 96 121 126 Manges Isaac Head W M Feb 1852 48 M 28 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O M F 98
Manges Hester Wife W F June 1856 44 M 28 5 4 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
Manges Bert Son W M Apr 1878 22 S PA PA PA Day Laborer 2 Yes Yes Yes
Manges Laura Daughter W F Apr 1885 15 S PA PA PA 3 Yes Yes Yes
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Isaac Manges State: PA Dist: 0159 Color: W Age: 58 B Pl: PA Visit: 0171 Co: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 03170625 Other Residents:
Wife Hester 55, PA
Grandson Earl Will 15, Pa
Grandson Wilmer 13, Pa
Granddaughter Bertha 10, Pa
Granddaughter Violet Statler 05, Pa

[NI106798] Sallie Ann stayed with her parents in their home until her death in 1874. Elihu then went to Montgomery Co & brought his father & mother to his home in Riley Co where he & Mary cared for them.

[NI106864] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 26 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
39 254 258 Glessner Jacob 42 M W Farmer 12,000 2,800 PA
40 254 258 Glessner Dinah 41 F W Keeping house PA
1 254 258 Glessner Sarah 18 F W PA
2 254 258 Glessner Henry 16 M W PA
3 254 258 Glessner Emma 14 F W PA
4 254 258 Glessner Franklin 12 M W PA
5 254 258 Glessner Urias 10 M W PA
6 254 258 Glessner Jefferson 5 M W PA
7 254 258 Glessner Ellen 3 F W PA

[NI106865] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Frank P Glessner State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0130 Color: W Age: 52 B-Place: PA Visit: 0117 Co.: Somerset, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01590749 Other Resid.s:
Wife Sarah 52, PA
Dau. Kate 24, PA
Son Miller A 19, PA
Son Jacob 17, PA
Son Ross C 15, PA
Lodger Frank L 11, PA

[NI106876] Johann & Elizabeth arriv US in 1770 from Alsace-Lorraine region of France/Germany on the ship Neptune (Capt. John Mason) via Rotterdam, Holland & Cowes, England. They 1st settled in Hagerstown MD, then Somerset Co. PA. Johann's pre-Anglicized name was Johann Jacop Hipge. According to "PA German Pioneers" by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, pgs 492-494, he was naturalized at the Philadelphia Court House on 4 Oct 1772.

[NI106884] 1850 Federal Census Summit Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on the 12 Oct 1850 by John H. Smith
26 123 125 Lenhart Mary 51 F PA
27 123 125 Lenhart Victoriah 22 M Labourer PA
28 123 125 Lenhart Useabe 20 F PA
29 123 125 Lenhart Mary 17 F PA
30 123 125 Lenhart Clisann 13 F PA First name could be Elisann.
31 123 125 Lenhart Ann E. 12 F PA
32 123 125 Lenhart George 8 M PA

[NI106888] 1850 Census Addison Twp., Somerset Co., PA 3 Aug 1850 John H. Smith
6 158 178 Lenhart Jacob 57 M Labourer
Lenhart Dianna C. 48 F
Lenhart Eliza 28 F
Lenhart Susanna 20 F
Lenhart Barbara 18 F
Lenhart Lavina 16 F
Lenhart Liu**** 13 F
Lenhart Jacob 11 M
Lenhart W'm. 4 M

[NI106891] 1850 census Lower Turkeyfoot Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated by: John H. Smith
12 26 26 Lenhart William 51 M Shoemaker 1,000 VA deaf and dumb
13 26 26 Lenhart Holda 46 F PA
14 26 26 Lenhart Zora 20 M Labourer . PA
15 26 26 Lenhart George 17 M Labourer . PA
16 26 26 Lenhart Jackson 14 M PA
17 26 26 Lenhart Milling 11 F
18 26 26 Lenhart Hiram 7 M PA
19 26 26 Lenhart Sarah 4 F PA
20 26 26 Lenhart George 55 M Labourer PA
1860 Census Lower Turkeyfoot Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated by John Campbell
16 109 109 Lenhart William 62 M W Farmer 200 Pa.
17 109 109 Lenhart Huldah 56 F W Pa.
18 109 109 Lenhart Jackson 24 M W Pa.
19 109 109 Lenhart Amelia 21 F W Pa.
20 109 109 Lenhart Hiram 17 M W Pa.
21 109 109 Lenhart Sarah 14 F W Pa.

[NI106895] 1850 Federal Census Summit Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on the 30 Oct 1850 by John H. Smith
21 161 164 Lenhart Moma 24 M Joiner PA
22 161 164 Lenhart Roseann 21 F PA
23 161 164 Lenhart Henrietta 4/12 F PA

[NI106896] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
John Lenhart State: PA Dist: 0170 Color: W Age: 52 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0424 Co: Washington Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02780603 Other Resids:
Wife Sarah A 52, PA
Daug Aguila 31, PA
Son Harvey 23, PA
Daug Mary 20, PA
Son James 15, PA

[NI106897] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Austin Lenhart State: PA Dist: 0170 Color: W Age: 28 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0426 Co.: Washington Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02780433 Other Residents:
Wife Lidia 21, PA
Son Norman NR, PA

[NI106899] Matthias Ringler, the 1st Ringler in America received a warrant of 500 acres west side Schuykill River, 20 Novr 1717

[NI106937] 1850 Federal census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
361 229 Brant Henry 44 M Farmer PA
Sarah 43 F PA
Rosa Ann 20 F PA
Amanda 18 F PA
Dinah 16 F PA
Delilah 12 F PA
Aaron 9 M PA
Louisa 5 F PA
Henry 3 M PA
Peter 6 mos. M PA
1870 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA June 23, 1870, Jno. Hicks
25 200 204 Brant Henry 63 M W Farmer 7,000 1,265 PA
Brant Sarah 62 F W Keeping House PA
Brant Amanda 39 F W PA
Brant Delilah 28 F W PA
Chorpenning Wesley 11 M W PA
1880 Census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA J. R. Boose Pg 16, 9 Jun 1880
3 16 236B 22 143 146 Brant Henry W M 73 Retired farmer PA PA PA
Brant Sally W F 72 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Brant Gertrude W F 41 dau PA PA PA
Brant Delilah W F 38 dau PA PA PA

[NI107115] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Crissey D Ehrhart State: PA Enumeration District: 0034 Color: W Age: 29 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0067 Co.: Franklin Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01300126 Other Residents:
Wife Mary E 26, PA
Dau. Mildred R 05, PA
Dau. Ortha L 03, PA
Dau. Esther M NR, PA
Brother George L 33, PA

[NI107240] Graduation: 1971, Fannett Metal High School More About DARCY & SUSAN: Partners: Nov 20, 1980, Went with Terry & Carolyn to celebrate anniversary

[NI107247] At birth 5 lb. 13 oz

[NI107323] Name taken from reference "Burgert, Annette Kunselman, 18th Century Emigrants from German Speaking Lands to North America, Vol. 1, The Northern Kraichgau", Publication of the PA German Society 16. Brunissville, PA, 1983, 461p.

[NI107328] John's mother Barbara Minerd McKnight d. about 9 dys after giving birth to him & was then raised by William & Mahalla Minerd McKnight, his aunt & uncle.

[NI107358] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Alsinal S Cottom State: PA Enumeration District: 0043 Color: W Age: 56 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0019 County: Fayette Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00700807 Other Residents:
Wife Jennie 47, PA
Son Raus 18, PA
Daughter Mary 15, PA
Son Earl 13, PA
Son Irving 13, PA

[NI107394] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Isaac Keffer State: PA Enumeration District: 0043 Color: W Age: 53 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0016 Co.: Fayette Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02310379 Other Residents:
Wife Curraus V 47, PA
Son Frank R 23, PA
Son Joel 20, PA
Dau. Clara Belli 17, PA
Son Wilbert 14, PA
Son Levi 10, PA

[NI107411] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
T Newton Junk State: PA Enumeration District: 0042 Color: W Age: 40 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0089 Co.: Fayette Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02230723 Other Residents:
Wife Augusta 37, PA
Dau. Anna M 15, PA
Son Ellsworth 13, PA
Dau. Mary 12, PA
Son Ray P 09, PA
Dau. Luella 06, PA
Son Robert F 05, PA
Son Augusta B 03, PA
Dau. Nellie M NR, PA

[NI107572] He & his sister Hannah Kyger, got their father's farm in VA. Today this is Mineral Co., WV, on New Creek

[NI107592] 1850 census Stonycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
256 176 KIEFER Peter 60 M Carpenter PA
KIEFER Catharine 52 F PA
KIEFER Benjamin 26 M Laborer PA
KIEFER Ha rriet 27 F PA
KIEFER Peter 19 M La borer PA

[NI107594] David was a Ch. of the Brethren minister at the Little Swatara Ch., Tulpehocken Twp, Berks Co., PA

[NI107600] Imigrant of 1750. He lived for a while in York Co., PA & Frederick Co., MD, where he was an assistant to Elder Jacob Danner. He was an early minister at the Beaver Dam Brethern Ch. He owned a farm which he bought in 1768 from Jacob Danner called "Spring Plain.". At the start of the Rev., he moved his family to the area of Flat Rock, Shenandoah Co., VA. Here he was 1 of the 1st Ministers in the area. He was a farmer & a shoemaker. 7 of their sons became ministers. Most of them settled in VA & started Brethern settlements there.

[NI107605] Edward Brilhart State: PA Enumeration District: 0065 Color: W Age: 38 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0007 County: Indiana Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00550202 Other Residents:
Wife Sarah 30, PA
Daughter Edna 09, PA
Son Joseph 05, PA
Son Leslie 02, PA

[NI107618] He was co-administrator of her father's will. Catherine was named in the will of John Miller, (her father) but not in the distribution list of his estate. In her place was the name of her husb. & his name is on all the estate papers. He made an oath rather than swore. John Fisher had their 4 chldrn Bap. in the nearby Salem Reform Ch., in 1796. They are both listed as parents but the father alone is a sponsor. In an administrative account John Fisher, had paid rent on two fields on the farm, a meadow & a swamp.

[NI107621] Michael Wine was also a non-associator in the Revolutionary War. He was one of several Miller family members who chose not to pay the War Taxes or participate in the War Activities. Michael had his property confiscated by the authorities for remaining true to the non-violent principals of his Ch.

[NI107622] He owned 210 acres that had formerly belonged to his father. It was located in Frederick Co., MD. On 27 Sep 1792, they sold 210 acres of land to Abraham Miller. We do not believe the 2 Millers were related.

[NI107649] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 14 Oct by Henry Cook
31 48 48 Horner Daniel 26 M Farmer Pa
32 48 48 Horner Catherine 20 F Pa
John Jacob's 1869 will & prior property transfers confirms this Daniel

[NI107697] Lived in VA & TN. 11 chldn. Samuel Garber was a non-associator in the Rev. War. He was 1 of several Miller family who chose not to pay the War Taxes or participate in the War Activities, due to the non-violent principals of the Brethren Ch. Samuel had his property confiscated by the authorities for remaining true to the non-violent principals of their Ch.

[NI107699] Was an Elder, in VA, TN & OH. 9 chldn

[NI107701] Was an Elder. lived in Augusta Co., VA. He donated land for the Middle River Congregation in 1824 & was their minister. 7 chldn

[NI107704] Was an Elder. Lived in Beaver Dam Creek, MD & Shenandoah Co., VA. Martin Garber was also a non-associator in the Rev. War. Like his bro. Samuel, Martin had his property confiscated by the authorities for remaining true to the non-violent principals of their Ch.

[NI107708] Lived in VA. 3 chldn

[NI107725] Bedford Co., PA Willbook 2, pp. 270-271 Christian Miller Will (1757-1828) In the name of God Amen, I Christian Miller of Napier Twp. Bedford Co., PA farmer, being sick & weak in body but of sound mind memory & understanding (praised be God for it) & considering the certainty of death & the uncertainty of the time thereof & to the end I may be the better prepared to leave this world when ever it shall please God to call me home do therefore make & declare this my last will & testament in manner following, that is to say; 1st & principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping for free pardon & remission of all my sins & to enjoy everlasting happiness in the heavenly kingdom through Jesus Christ my Saviour, my body I commit to the earth at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. & I will that my beloved wife Charlotte shall have all the Income & privilege of all my houses land & tenements to her own proper use so long as she shall remain my widow with as much of my household & kitchen furniture & beds & bedding as she may think necessary for her convenience, the choice of as many cows & young cattle as she may deem proper 1 horse Creature 6 sheep & as maney hogs as she may think necessary with all my share of the grain in the ground. & I will that my son Jacob Miller & John B. Miller shall each have 2 horses of my stock with the necessary Gear 2 ploughs & 1 harrow, but all horses & Gears they have or may receive in my lifetime shall be taken & counted as part of the above Legacy. & I will that my Dau. Eve shall have 1 horse sadle & bridle & be furnished with houshold & kitchen furniture 2 sheep 2 hogs being the same as I furnished my dau.s heretofore m, & I wish the aforesaid legacy to be considered as such & all articles she may receive from me in my lifetime in whole or part of the above legacy shall be deducted. & I will that after the decease of my beloved wife that all the remaining personal property to be sold & the real estate to be appraised according to law, & should none of my chldn be able to take the same then the same to be sold for the best price that can be gotten & the proceeds thereof to be Equally divided among my 8 Chldn viz Catharine, Anna, Elizabeth Susannah, Maria Magdelane, Rebecca, Jacob, Eve & John Bernhart share & share alike & also what is left of the personal Estate at my Decease after the foregoing bequest, my funeral Expences & just debt are paid to be divided as aforesaid as soon as the same can be done. & I will that the House & lot that formerly belonged to my Son in law George Hull be appraised as aforesaid that is to say as my other C***ds & are on division of my Real Estate shall be considered as so much of my Dau.s Susanahs share the same Susanah shall have the same as her own property during her lifetime & after her decease to be vested in her 3 chldn viz. Anna Charlotte, Eve, & Catharine & their heirs for ever. & Lastly I make & ordain My 2 Sons Jacob & John B. & my son in law Joseph Nicodemus Executors of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I Christian Miller have hereunto set my hand & seal the thirteenth day of Apr 1828. Before signing the testator requested that part of the bequest of the lot formerly belonging to George Hull should be so altered as to read so as not to be charged to her the said Susanahs share or portion but, to be considered as over & above her equal share this is to say on deduction to be made of her share on account of said lot. Christian Miller {Seal} Signed Sealed & acknowledged by the testator in the presence of the subscriber 12 Apr 1828. Michael Reed, Peter Hillegas Bedford Co. SS, Personally appeared before the subscriber Register for the probate of Wills & granting letters of administration in & for said Co., Peter Hillegas 1 of the Subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing who being duly sworn according to Law, deposeth & saith that he was personally present & heard & saw the testator Christian Miller sign, seal, publish, pronounce & declare the within instrument of writing as & for his last will & Testament, that at the time thereof the testator was of sound & disposing mind memory & understanding according to the best of his deponents knowledge & belief & that he subscribed his name thereto as a witness in presence of the testator & at his request - & that the name Michael Reed there to subscribed as the other witness is the proper signature of the said Michael Reed. Peter Hillegas Sworn & subscribed the 27 May 1828. Before me Job Mann Register. Also on 2 Jun 1828 Came Michael Reed Esq., the other subscribing Witness the foregoing instrument of writing who being duly sworn according to Law Deposeth & saith that he was personally present & heard & saw the testator Christian Miller sign, seal, publish, pronounce, & declare the foregoing instrument of Writing as & for his last will & testament, that at the time thereof the testator was of sound & disposing mind memory & understanding according to the best of this deponents knowledge & belief, & that he subscribed his name thereto as a witness in presence of the testator & at his request - & that the name Peter Hillegas there to subscribed as a witness is the proper signature of the said Peter Hillegas. Michael Reed Sworn to & subscribed 2 Jun 1828 Before me Job Mann Register. Be it remembered that on 2 Jun 1828 Letters testamentary were granted to Jacob Miller, John B. Miller & Joseph Nichodemus Executors in the foregoing will named, they having first been duly sworn according to law.

[NI107745] Minister moved to OH in 1802. Moved to Union Twp., Franklin Co., IN, 1805. He was a potter.

[NI107749] Moved to Union Co., IN, 1810 & to LaPorte Co., IN, 1831. They had a blind son who was a minister.

[NI107751] Settled in Preble Co., OH in 1805. Then moved to Franklin Co., IN. 15 chldn.

[NI107753] Moved 1st to Montgoimery Co., OH, then on to IN

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