[NI147761] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William L Thompson Age: 48 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0137 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0081 Co: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Head Other Resids:
Wife Evina S 47, PA
Daug Vivian G 26, PA
Son Elmer B 18, PA
Son Walter K 16, PA
Daug Grovet 14, PA
Son James K 12, PA
Daug Gladys 09, PA
Son Kermit R 07, PA
Son Herman B 03, PA

[NI147773] Johnstown Trib Oct 25 1948 - MANGES, Pfc. Claude W., 26, Central City, May 29 1942, Gapan, Nueva Ecija, Philippine Isles. Joined US Army Air Force Jun 5 1941, Harrisburg. Grad Shade Twp. HS 1933. Leaves parents, Willis C. & Dora (SMITH) MANGES; bro Maurice, & sis', Zola & Eva Kathryn. Military servs & rebur Arlington Cem 2 pm Wed.

[NI147777] HENRY HORNER, OF BOSWELL, EXPIRES. Bro-in-Law of W. A. G. Lape is Victim of Stroke; Funeral Thu, Boswell, Feb 9 - Henry Horner, 75, one of oldest & best-kwn resids of this community, d of paralysis at his home abt 12 am last night. He suffered the stroke on Sun eve. He was b near Horner Ch, Ralphton, Somerset Co. s/o Mr. & Mrs. William S. Horner. He m Mary C. Lape, d/o Philip & Catherine Lape & a sis of Willis A. G. Lape, Business Manager of The Trib, Johnstown. Mr. Horner's wife preceded him to grave by 10 yrs. Mr. Horner is survived by following chdn: Morgan Horner, Sipesville; Robert P. Horner, Boswell; Wesley C. Horner, Jennerstown; Dr. J. C. Horner & Mrs. George Rhea, both Philadelphia; Mrs. J. C. Keipert, Sherman St, Johnstown; Edward Horner, Reading, PA; Herbert Horner, Boswell, & Paul Horner, FL. His eldest daug, Minnie, d some yrs ago in Philadelphia. 24 gchdn; 5 ggchdn also survive. Mr. Horner was member of Horner Luth Ch, Knights of Mystic Chain & Junior Order of United Amer Mechanics. Funeral serv 2 pm Thursday. Bur Horner Cem, Undertaker L. G. Hoffman.

[NI147778] In the name of God Amen. I William S. Horner of Quemahoning Twp. Somerset Co. PA, being of sound mind memory & understanding, do make, publish & declare this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following: 1st, I will that my just debts, as shall be by me owing at my death, together with my funeral expenses, & all charges touching the proving of, or otherwise concerning this my will, shall in the 1st place be fully pd & satisfied. Item; My will & desire is that as soon after my death as a majority of all of my heirs can agree upon a date & terms of sale my farm situate in Quemahoning Twp. Somerset Co. PA, on which I now reside shall be sold & the proceeds thereof shall be divided among my chldn. If my chldn have not agreed upon a time & terms of sale of said farm within 18 mos after my death, then I authorize & empower my Executors hereinafter named to sell the same at public sale. They my said Executors shall 1st give notice by hand bills posted in 5 Post Offices in said Co. 10 days before such sale shall take place. Giving & granting my Executors herein after named the same power as I would have if living to make, execute & deliver a deed for same property. And as to all the rest, residue & remainder of my personal estate, goods & chattels of what ever kind & nature soever I direct shall be sold by my hereinafter named Executors. Item; I give & bequeath to my daug Amanda Horner $300 of the 1st money received from the sale of my real estate & the balance of the money received from the sale of my real estate & personal property shall be divided among my chldn Henry Horner, Amanda Horner, Jesse Horner, & Martha J. Buechley share & share alike. And lastly I nominate constitute & appoint my son Jesse Horner, & Isiah Buechley Executors of this my last will & testament. In testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 6 Feb 1905. his William X Horner mark signed sealed published & declared by the above named William S. Horner to be his last Will & Testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence & at his request & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto. (name not legible) // Copied from records on file at Somerset Co. Historical Ctr. William was b 6/26/1824 & d 2/26/1908. He was s/o Solomon P. & Barbara Kaufman Horner. The final account of the executors showed a total value of the estate to be $6,448.70, which included $5,000 from the sale of the farm, $479.60 from the sale of personal property & $191.46 from the sale of crops in 1908. Disbursements of $797.77 were then subtracted for a remaining value of $5,650.93.
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
141 155 HORNER William 34 M Farmer 2000 700 PA
Catharine 30 F PA
Henry 9 M PA
Manda 7 F PA
Jesse 3 M PA

[NI147780] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Morgan Horner Age: 37 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist: 0144 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0074 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife L Melvina V 37, PA
daug. Nellie G 13, PA
Son William R 09, PA
Son Edward G 06, PA
daug. Mary E 04, PA

[NI147787] HORNER - Wesley C., 82 Jennerstown, d Apr 7 1959, Somerset Comm Hosp.; b Jenner Twp, s/o Henry & Mary (Lape) Horner. Survived by widow, Minnie Rhoads; 2 sons: Henry, Johnstown; & Eugene, Jennerstown; 5 gchldn, 6 ggchldn, & these bros & sis'; Morgan, Somerset; Robert P., Boswell; Mrs. George Rae, Philadelphia; Mrs. Naomi Kiepert & Edward, both of Johnstown, & Paul, Canton, OH. Was employee of hwy dept for 21 yrs. Memb Woodmen of World & Jennerstown United Ch of Christ. Serv 2:30 pm Thu, Walter S. Hoffman Funeral Home, Somerset, Rev. Charles E. Fogle officiating. Interment, Ref Cem., Jennerstown.

[NI147795] 1880 Federal Census Jenner Twp. South, Somerset, PA 11 Jun 1880 J.H.Gardner
324A 6 75 78 Biesecker John W M 50 Farmer PA PA PA
324A 7 75 78 Biesecker Joann W F 42 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
324A 8 75 78 Naugle Sarah W F 24 Servant Domestic servant PA PA PA
324A 9 75 78 Belden Kate W F 14 Servant Domestic servant PA PA PA

[NI147801] 1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 17 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
30 99 103 Friedline Aaron 27 M W Farmer 3,000 PA
31 99 103 Friedline Catharine 28 F W PA
32 99 103 Friedline Sarah 8 F W PA
33 99 103 Friedline ******* 6 F W PA Unable to read first name because of ink blot.
34 99 103 Friedline John 3 M W PA
35 99 103 Friedline Abraham 1 M W PA
36 99 103 Friedline Franklin 2/12 M W PA
37 99 103 Friedline Lewis ** M W Tailor PA Ink bot covers age - might be 30

[NI147803] From Biographical & Porttrait Cyclopedia of Cambria Co., PA 1896: CORNELIUS HARSHBERGER, teacher by profession & memb of grain & feed firm of J. M. Harshberger & Son, Johnstown, PA, eldest s/o John M. & Catharine (Wertz) Harshberger, b on old Harshberger homestead, Adams Twp, Cambria Co., PA, May 15 1860. Cornelius Harshberger was reared on the farm, received his edu in public schools & several Co. normal schools, holds a State permanent cert & has taught during the winters ever since he was 20 yrs of age. The summer season he has given to farming & business pursuits. He owns a good farm in Adams Twp, & is memb of grain & feed firm of J. M. Harshberger & Son, Johnstown. On Jun 12 1882, Mr. Harshberger m Jennie M. Burkhart, d/o Joseph Burkhart, Adams Twp. Mr. & Mrs. Harshberger have 4 chdn: Lori B., Elda Olive, & Vida May & Waldo B., who are twins. In politics Mr. Harshberger is a rep, & while not desirous of the honors of public life, yet has serv as Twp auditor & judge of election at his voting precinct. He is member of German Bapt ch. He is a man of usefulness & a teacher of reputation; while as a citizen he commands respect.

[NI147826] From Biographical & Porttrait Cyclopedia of Cambria Co., PA 1896. David B. WILSON. On the lowlands of Kelso, Roxburyshire, Scotland, on Oct 19 1837, was b David B. Wilson. His gfather was James Wilson, also a native of Scotch lowlands. James Wilson (father ) was b near Kelso, & received his educ there, where he also learned the trade of tanner, but for several yrs prior to his coming to Amer, had been employed as overseer on a farm in Roxburyshire. In Jul 1854, he emigrated to this country & located in Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., PA, but at the beginning of the Civil War he removed to Johnstown, where he followed his trade as a tanner. After the death of his wife he removed to Conemaugh & retired from active life. He was a memb of Presby ch. In politics he was a republican, & served as burgess of Conemaugh. While in his native country he m Mary Bratton, d/o Edward Bratton, Kelso, & to them were b 10 chldn, 3 of whom d in Scotland when quite young. The others are: James, who d in 1876; Charles, now living in Conemaugh; William, who d in 1889; David B.; Margaret, w/o William H. Hunt, farmer in Jackson Twp.: Jessie, widow of George B. Gray, deceased of Conemaugh, & John who d at the age of 16, death resulting from being kicked by a horse. Mr. Wilson d in Jackson Twp. Mr. D. B. Wilson received a common school educ. On leaving school he began life on his own account in Jackson Twp., where, for a number of yrs, he engaged in the saw-mill business. He then learned the copper's trade, & followed this occupation until 1862, when, in response to Pres Lincoln's call for troops to defend the Union against dismemberment by secession, he enlisted Oct 20 1862, in Co G, 11th regt, PA cav, & serv until the close of the war. Among the most important battles & skirmishes in which he participated were the following: On Nov 23 1862, Joyner's Ford & Franklin, VA; Dec 1st at Beaver Dam ch, where they captured Rocket battery; Dec 10 1862, near Zuni, VA; Jan 3 1863, Deserted House, VA; Mar 17 1863, Franklin, VA; Apr 24 1863, Clinton Rds, near Suffolk; Jun 7 1863, South Ann Bridge, VA, & Jul 28 1863, Jackson, NC, Ream's Sta, Siege of Richmond & was at the surrender at Appomattox. He mustered out of serv Aug 13 1865, & for abt 1 yr was in the employ of the Cambria Iron co, working at the carpenter's trade. On leaving their employ he removed to Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., where he purchased property on which he built a saw-mill. He operated this mill & a portion of the land for 6 yrs, & then sold the saw-mill & a part of the land, retaining for himself 130 acs. He now purchased a portable steam saw-mill, & for 2 ys operated it in the mountains of Cambria Co. Selling this mill at an advantage to himself, he next engaged in the coal business in Bedford Co., which for 2 yrs he conducted with profit. As a result of the depression in business which followed the panic of 1873, the gentlemen to whom Mr. Wilson had sold his saw-mill property was unable to pay his indebtedness & Mr. Wilson, in order to recoup himself, was compelled to take back the property. He again operated this mill, manufacturing reels for the Cambria Iron co for abt 4 yrs. In 1888 he rented his farm & mill, & removed to Mineral Point, this Co., where he has since resided. During the 1st yr of his residence in Mineral Point he operated a furniture factory, & continued to make reels for the Cambria Iron co. In connection with this enterprise he was interested in the mercantile business. The memorable flood of 1889 destroyed both branches of his business, & on recovering from the effect of this terrible disaster he devoted his attention to the mercantile business exclusively for abt 2 yrs, at the end of which time he sold out to his nephew, William Wilson, who still conducts the store. He is now engaged in mining & shipping fire clay. Ever since his residence in Mineral Point he has been postmaster, & is also freight agent for the PA RR at that place. Politically he has always been a republican, & in addition to the above office he has served as school director in Taylor Twp., & was elected justice of the peace in that Twp., which office he resigned in 1890, after serving 1 yr. He is a memb of G. A. R., Emory Fisher post, No. 30, & of Camp 60, Union Legion, at Johnstown. On Jan 4 1886, he m Ms Catherine, d/o Joseph J. & Harriet (Hoffman) Mishler, Jenner Cross Rds, Somerset Co., PA, who was b Jan 4 1847. She is one of a family of 2 chldn. Her sister, Sarah Mishler, is w/o George W. Nicodemus, a resident of Jenner Twp., somerset Co., PA.1870 Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Aug 1870 H. J. Boyts
15 99 93 Wilson David B. 31 M W Lumber Man 3,000 500 Scotland
Wilson Catharina 23 F W wife PA
Boyer Jeremiah 15 M W Domestic Servant PA
Berkesbile Jane 8 F W Domestic Servant PA

[NI147828] a native of Scotch lowlands

[NI147834] d at the age of 16, death resulting from being kicked by a horse

[NI147837] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Charles E Walker Age: 33 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0165 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0166 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Rosy A 31, PA
Son Orville C 10, PA
Daug. Sadie V 08, PA
Son Lester A 03, PA

[NI147849] George C Wolford Age: 45 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0093 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0025 Co: Cambria Relation: Head Other Resids:
Wife Mary C 42, PA
Son Francis A 19, PA
Son Noah A 16, PA
Son Earl M 13, PA
Son Emil R 10, PA
Daug Carrie M 08, PA
Son Charles E 03, PA

[NI147857] 1850 Census Conemaugh Twp., Cambria Co., PA 15 Oct Henry Cook
16 82 92 Furlong John 45 M Farmer Ireland
Furlong Eliza 30 F Pa
Furlong Lawrence 17 M Laborer Pa
Furlong Malissa 5 F Pa
Furlong John 3 M Pa
Furlong Charles P 5/12 M Pa
Lewis Ann 13 F Wales
Quinn Michael 18 M Laborer Ireland
Murphy Michael 30 M Laborer Ireland

[NI147914] 1850 Federal census Upper Turkeyfoot Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator: John H. Smith
525 163 Hochstetler,Samuel 26 M Farmer PA
Harriet 25 F PA
Cyrus 4 M PA
Sarah 3 F PA

[NI147957] 1880 Federal Census Blacklick Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated by George A. Wilson
9 26 26 Bracken John W. W M 22 Farmer PA PA PA
10 26 26 Bracken Teressa Bell W F 22 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
11 26 26 Bracken Edward B. W M 2 Son PA PA PA
12 26 26 Bracken Thomas C. W M 10m Jul Son PA PA PA
1900 Federal Census Blacklick Twp., Cambria Co., PA
332 48 51 Bracken John Head W M Sep 1857 42 M 23 PA PA PA Farmer
333 48 51 Bracken Thersa B. Wife W F Mar 1859 41 M 23 12 8 PA PA PA
334 48 51 Bracken Thomas K. Son W M Jul 1879 20 S PA PA PA
335 48 51 Bracken Gillis D. Son W M Apr 1885 15 S PA PA PA
336 48 51 Bracken William R. Son W M Nov 1886 13 S PA PA PA
337 48 51 Bracken Katie B. Daughter W F Sep 1888 11 S PA PA PA
338 48 51 Bracken Jesse H. Son W M Oct 1890 9 S PA PA PA
339 48 51 Bracken Alton R. Son W M Mar 1894 6 S PA PA PA
340 48 51 Bracken Harry M. Son W M Nov 1896 3 S PA PA PA
1910 Federal Census Blacklick Twp., Cambria Co., PA
1889281 300 Bracken John Head M 52 M 33 PA PA PA English Farmer General Farm
1890281 300 Bracken Theresa Bell Wife F 51 M 33 13 9 PA PA PA English
1891281 300 Bracken William R. Son M 23 S PA PA PA English Laborer Woodsman
1892281 300 Bracken Katherine BelleDaughter F 21 S PA PA PA English
1893281 300 Bracken Jesse H. Son M 19 S PA PA PA English Laborer Coal Mine
1894281 300 Bracken Alton R. Son M 16 S PA PA PA English
1895281 300 Bracken Harry M. Son M 13 S PA PA PA English
1896281 300 Bracken Darnell Daughter F 5 S PA PA PA English
1920 Federal Census Blacklick Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated by Miss Anna Brozina
194 29 36 Bracken John W. Head O F M W 62 M PA US US Wagon DriverGeneral
195 29 36 Bracken Thresa B. Wife F W 58 M PA PA PA
196 29 36 Bracken Daryl Daughter F W 15 S PA PA PA
197 29 36 Bracken Harry Son M W 23 M PA PA PA Laborer Coal Mine
198 29 36 Bracken Ella Daughter-in-la F W 22 M PA PA PA
199 29 36 Bracken Charlotte Granddaughter F W 1 S PA PA PA

[NI147958] 1870 Census Blacklick Twp., Cambria Co., PA by Thomas Saris
31 53 53 Bracken Wm. 34 M W Lumberman 1000 150 PA
Bracken Elizabeth 27 F W Keeping house PA
Bracken Franklin 3 M W At home PA
Bracken Charles 2 M W At home PA
1880 Census Blacklick Twp., Cambria Co., PA by George A. Wilson
11 2 2 Bracken William W M 44 Farmer PA PA PA
Bracken Elizabeth W F 39 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Bracken Franklin W M 13 Son Laborer PA PA PA
Bracken Charles O. W M 12 Son At home PA PA PA
Bracken Flora May W F 9 Daughter At home PA PA PA
Bracken Taylor W M 8 Son At home PA PA PA
Bracken Harry A. W M 6 Son At home PA PA PA
Bracken Mary A. W F 4 Daughter At home PA PA PA
JOHNSTOWN TRIB MAR 5 1913 AGED CARPENTER, WHO SERVED IN ARMY, EXPIRES AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS. FUNERAL TO BE FRI. William Bracken, Civil War vet, d between 7 & 8 am today at his home, W. Taylor Twp, following a long illness of general debility, in 77th yr. The funeral will take Place Fri afternoon, burial Pleasantview Cem, Benshoff Hill. He was memb Emory Fisher Post 30, GAR, & it is likely the officers of that organization, will be in charge of servs at the grave. The deceased was b May 18 1836, Blacklick Twp, Indiana Co, & bro of Henderson Bracken & John Bracken, who are still resids of that Co. William Bracken serv 3 yrs in Union Army durring Rebellion & had an enviable record. He enlisted Apr 1861, under Capt A. J. Bolar, Co H, 12th PA Res, & was honorably discharged during the summer of 1864. He took part in a no. of engagements, ei, conflict at Gettysburg, Jul 1863. He serv in same co with Capt. A. N. Hart & Dr. F. T. Overdorff & was identified with Reg't Assc of 12th Reserves. Co H was recruited at Armagh. Almost 50 yrs ago, Mr. Bracken & Elizabeth Duncan m in Indana Co, where he learned the carpenter trade during his boyhood days. William Bracken came to Johnstown abt 40 yrs ago to work for Cambria Iron Co, relinquishing his duties over a yr ago on account of impaired health. He is survived by his widow & these chdn: Charles, W. Taylor Twp; Harry, Dale Boro; Florence, at home; Addie, w/o John Jenkins, W. Taylor Twp; & Frank, Baltimore. Also survived by 18 gchdn, most of whom reside in this vicinty. Henderson Bracken, Buffington, & John Bracken, Blacklick, deceased's bros were summoned to Johnstown last night. They will remain for the funeral.

[NI147959] 1870 Federal Census Blacklick Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated by Thomas Saris
40 55 55 Bracken Davis 31 M W Lumberman 500 200 PA
1 55 55 Bracken Mabel 26 F W Keeping house PA
2 55 55 Bracken Wakefield 6 M W At home PA
3 55 55 Bracken Harry 4 M W At home PA
4 55 55 Bracken George 1 M W At home PA
1880 Federal Census Blacklick Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated by George A. Wilson
1 1 1 Bracken Davis W M 41 Farmer PA PA PA
2 1 1 Bracken Belle M. W F 43 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
3 1 1 Bracken John W. W M 17 Son Laborer PA PA PA
4 1 1 Bracken Harrison S. W M 15 Son PA PA PA
5 1 1 Bracken George H. W M 12 Son PA PA PA
6 1 1 Bracken Laura B. W M 10 Daughter At home PA PA PA
7 1 1 Bracken Alice W F 8 Daughter At home PA PA PA
8 1 1 Bracken Anna May W F 6 Daughter At home PA PA PA
9 1 1 Bracken Mary Blanch W F 3 Daughter PA PA PA
10 1 1 Bracken Thomas S. W M 1 Son PA PA PA
1900 Federal Census Blacklick Twp., Cambria Co., PA
1175179 182 Bracken Davis Head W M Dec 1839 60 M 37 PA PA PA Farmer
1176179 182 Bracken Izabella Wife W F Jun 1838 61 M 37 10 8 PA PA PA
1177179 182 Bracken Elmer A. Son W M Nov 1883 16 S PA PA PA

[NI148040] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harry Allison Age: 27 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0029 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0185 Co: Bedford Relation: Head Other Resids:
Wife Hattie 24, PA
Son Edgar Warren 05, PA
Son Chester 03, PA
Son Carl 02, PA
Daug May NR, PA

[NI148045] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index Abia Akers Age: 79 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0023 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0104 Co: Bedford Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Daug Sarah 19, PA
Daug Fannie 24, PA

[NI148054] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Elbert E Before Age: 29 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0002 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0128 Co.: Bedford Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mattie P 23, PA

[NI148058] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Silas S Ward Age: 57 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0023 Birth Place: PA Visit:0045 Co.: Bedford Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Margaret E 54, PA

[NI148059] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
John W Devore Age: 46 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0140 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0294 Co.: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Emma 48, PA

[NI148082] Harry B. VAN (1872-1954) & Harriet Wissinger. Harriet was d/o John & Sophia (Mackle) Wissinger. They had 5 chldn; Jennie, Dora, Florence, a son who died at birth, & Iva; before they divorced. Daughter, Jennie was the only child who lived to adulthood & she m. Delwyn Harris in 1914.

[NI148105] 1850 Census Summerhill Twp., Cambria Co., PA
187 189 Pringle William 53 M Farmer 1600 Pa
Elizabeth 50 F Pa
Alexander 21 M Laborer Pa
Margaret 24 F Pa
William 18 M Laborer Pa
Elizabeth 23 F Pa
Isaac 15 M Pa
Jacob 15 M Pa
Christina 14 F Pa
The front pg of Trib Mar 21 1895, has a long article abt the death of William PRINGLE. Quoting the article: 'His bros - Jacob, Martin, Samuel, Philip & JOHN - his sis' - Margaret, Christina, Susan, Mary & Sarah - all of whom resided for yrs in this Co., lived to become aged people, but have all, departed to the Great Beyond.' Now I know that, thanks to another obit, he was alive in 1890 & gone by 1895. His son's obit said he d in AL & another bro's obit said he was in TN in 1890

[NI148130] May 10 1928 Morrellville Woman Had Been Ill of Pneumonia & Influenza Since Mon. Mrs. H.H. Link, nee Sylvia May Crouse, d last eve at her home, 186 Strayer st, 19th Ward, where she had been ill of pneumonia & influenza since Mon, in her 43rd yr. Funeral servs at 2:30 pm tomorrow in 3rd Breth Ch, Rev. J.L. Gingrich, pastor. Mrs. Link was d/o John R. & Sara (Grove) Crouse & b in old Conemaugh Boro, now 9th Ward, Nov 10 1885. Her parents survive her, with a sis Cora, w/o Edward Huston, Estherville, Lower Yoder Twp. Mr. & Mrs. Crouse reside at 195 Spring st, Morrellville. Ms Crouse & H.H. Link were m Dec 1910, by Rev. J. L. Bowman, of Brethren denomination. The ceremony was performed at Crouse home, then located in Jackson Twp. Mr. Link survives his wife with these chldn: Louise, w/o Kenneth Benshoff, McMillen st, & Mrs. Grace Coleman, Charlotte, Rhoda, Dorothy,Herbert, Savilla & Marion Link , all at home. Mrs. Link was memb Breth Ch, having united with Vinco Ch soon after her marriage. For last 15 yrs she was a worshipper at 3rd Breth Ch, Morrellville, where she was identified with Women's Missionary Society & Adult Bible Class of the Sun School. // May 10,1928 Had Been Ill fo 2 Days With Influenza & Pneumonia. Mrs. Sylvia May Crouse Link, aged 42, w/o H.H. Link, 186 Strayer st, Morrellville, d 5 pm yesterday at her home following a 2-days illness of influenza & pneumonia. She was b Nov 10 1885, d/o Mr. & Mrs. John Crouse, Spring st, Morrellville. In addition to her parents & husb Mrs. Link is survived by a sis, Mrs. Edward Huston, Estherville, & following chldn: Mrs. Kenneth Benshoff, McMillen st, & Mrs. Grace Coleman; Charlotte; Rhoda; Dorothy; Herbert; Savilla; & Marion Link,all at home. Funeral servs 2:30 pm tomorrow in 3rd Breth ch, Rev. J.L. Gingrich, pastor. Bur Grandview Cem.

[NI148141] E. Charles Engle went West in search of gold. Charles asked his wife in a letter to join him with the chldn. In Susanville, CA. She was to scared to go west because of the indian's. E. Charles Engle never returned to PA, he may of had 1 son by his new wife. Lived & d Portland,, OR . Ira Clair received a phone call from his father E. Charles Engle 2nd wife informing him of his father's illness & that he was dieing, the call we were told was from his wife. The yr was around in the mid 1930's. My father Thomas L. Engle remembers the phone call & how upset his father Ira Clair was over hearing of the illness of his father.

[NI148151] 1910 Census Miracode Index
Josiah Lohr Age: 72 State: PA Color: W Dist.: 0156 B Pl: PA Visit: 0088 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Catharine 68, PA
daug. Ida 34, PA
daug. Myra Edith 26, PA

[NI148158] 1850 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
215-103 Lohr, John, Jr. 33 M Farmer PA
Sophia 22 F PA
Michael 7 M PA
John 7 M PA
Lana 5 F PA
Sophia 3 F PA
Frances 1 F PA
Horner, Frank 13 M PA

[NI148161] Abram Brubaker was b Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co., 1807. The Brubakers, originally from Lancaster Co., were among the early settlers of Somerset Co. Abram has been a blacksmith & farmer. He was Co. commissioner 1 term. He resides in Shade Twp, Somerset Co., 1884. Mr. Brubaker has been m 4 times. His chldn are Samuel, Cyrus, Daniel R., Michael, John, J.M., William, Sarah, Mary, Lena & Catharine. Cyrus & Daniel R. serv in late war. Cyrus was killed at Spottsylvania. (Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Co.s, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.)
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA John J. Schell
220-138 Brubaker, Abraham 41 M Farmer PA
Ann 41 F PA
Samuel 16 M Farmer PA
Cyrus 14 M P A
Sarah 12 F PA
Mary A. 10 F PA
Daniel 8 M PA
Lena 7 F PA
Michael 3 M PA
Catharine 3 F PA
John 1 M PA
Jacob 67 M Farmer PA
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
7 162 164 Brubacker Abraham 62 M W farmer 6,000 2,700 Pa
Brubacker Annie 63 F W wife Pa
Brubacker Catharina A 22 F W teacher Pa
Brubacker Michael 22 M W farm labr Pa
Brubacker John 18 M W at home Pa
Brubacker William 16 M W at home Pa
Brubacker Maggie 12 F W at home Pa

[NI148165] 1850 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 27 Oct J J Schell
9 405 416 Bowman Eli 25 M Farmer 1,000 PA
Bowman Mary 23 F PA
Bowman William 2 M PA
Bowman Sarah 48 F PA
Bowman Catherine 27 F PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 15 Jul Pg 35 Christian Streng
21 257 260 Bowman Eli 45 M W Farmer 6,000 2,175 PA
Bowman Mary 43 F W Keeping house PA
Bowman Sarah 20 F W PA
Bowman Samuel 15 M W PA
Bowman Lena 9 F W PA

[NI148167] 1850 census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 10 Oct 1850, p. 134 by J. J. Schell
73 76 LOHR Emanuel 31 M Farmer 1000 PA
Sophia 26 F PA
Cyrus 8 M PA
Josiah 6 M PA
Susanna 3 F PA
Abeanne 4/12 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
211 228 LOHRE Emanuel 41 M Farmer 2500 1145 PA
Sophia 35 F PA
Cyrus 18 M PA.
Josiah 16 F[?] PA.
Ellen 2 F PA
Noah 1 M PA

[NI148168] Gospel Herald - Vol XV # 40 Jan 4 1923 pg 782, 783. Lohr, Scott, Davidsville, Pa d Nov 30 1922 aged 60y. Survived by widow & 2 daus & other relatives. He was memb Luth Ch for many yrs. Servs conducted at Davidsville Luth Ch on Dec 2 by Rev Lubold, pastor Luth Ch & Bro L A Blough.
PA 1910 Miracode Index
Scott Lohr 48 W PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Louisa 44 PA
Stepdau Elsie Yoder 16 PA

[NI148174] 1870 Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 10 Aug 1870 H. J. Boyts
1 48 48 Lahr John 30 M W Carpenter 300 PA
Lahr Mary 27 F W wife PA
Lahr Susanna 7 F W at home PA

[NI148177] 1850 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA John J. Schell
221-150 Fidler Eli 32 M Shoemaker PA
Catharine 32 F PA
Elisabeth 3 F PA
Sarah S. 10m F PA
1870 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz. Pg 32
33 229 230 Fidler Eli 42 M W farm labr 300 120 Pa
Fidler Catharina 41 F W wife Pa
Fidler Sarah 18 F W at home Pa
Fidler Catharina 17 F W at home Pa
Fidler Noah 15 M W at home Pa
Fidler James 14 M W at home Pa
Fidler Lavenia 12 F W at home Pa
Fidler Elisa 10 F W at home Pa
Fidler Thomas 8 M W at home Pa
Fidler Henry 4 M W at home Pa
1880 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA O. W. Williamson 24 Jun 1880
441B 28 214 225 Fiddler Eli W M 62 Shoemaker PA PA PA
Fiddler Kate A. W F 53 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
Fiddler Eliza J. W F 16 Dau PA PA PA
Fiddler Henry W M 14 Son PA PA PA
Fiddler Thomas W M 18 Son Laborer 3 PA PA PA

[NI148188] 1900 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 118 Jun 1900 by Willis L. Powell. Written Sht No. 5B
132B 71 81 86 Bisbing John Head W M June 1826 73 M 9 PA PA PA Mill Wright O F F 68
132B 72 81 86 Bisbing Catherine Wife W F June 1827 72 M 9 10 7 PA PA PA

[NI148189] 1850 Census Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, PA
6 6 SHORT Peter 59 M Farmer
Margaret 43 F
Josiah 21 M
Noah 13 M
Sarah 10 F

[NI148191] Boswell PA News, 15 Jul 1925 Mrs Elizabeth Blough, 95, 1 of the oldest res.s of Somerset co., d at home of Michael Blough Jr., near the Quemahoning Dam last Thu, after a 2-mths' illness, during which time she had been bedfast. Mrs. Blough d/o the late Mrs. & Mrs. Peter Short & was b near the site of Quemahoning Dam 1830, where she spent her entire life. Her hus, Michael Blough, passed away 1899. The deceased is survived by 1 dau., Mrs. Susannah Reiman, of Moxham. also survived by several gchdn. The funeral was held Sun from St. James Luth. ch., Rev. Elmer F. Rice of Duquesne & Rev. James S. Shannon, pastor of the Jennerstown Luth. ch.

[NI148200] 1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
188 206 KEYSER John 29 M Farmer 2500 800 PA
Julian 30 F PA
Mary 5 F PA.
Cristena 4 F PA
Andrew 2 M PA

[NI148242] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
John S Potts Age: 42 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist.: 0074 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0009 Co.: Indiana Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mary E 44, PA
Son Kenneth G 18, PA
Son Ivan L 16, PA

[NI148245] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Noah S Lohr Age: 37 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist.: 0063 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0254 Co.: Allegheny, East Pittsburg Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Blanch 30, PA
Son Earl V 06, PA
5 non-relatives

[NI148260] 1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 24, 24 Jun 1880
441B 17 212 222 Peterman **** W M 47 Farmer PA PA PA ** illegible
441B 18 212 222 Peterman Maria W F 43 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
441B 19 212 222 Peterman Jonathan W M 12 Son PA PA PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 23 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
139B 77 216 223 Peterman Jonathan Head W M Feb 1834 66 M 42 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes O F H
139B 78 216 223 Peterman Mariah Wife W F Feb 1838 62 M 42 2 2 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes

[NI148263] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Noah Lohr Age: 51 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist.: 0155 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0098 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Annie 47, PA
daug. Mary E 21, PA
Son Milton G 19, PA
Son Elmer E 14, PA

[NI148274] 1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 10, 10 Jun 1880
435A 14 91 97 Eash Joseph W M 38 Farmer PA PA PA
435A 15 91 97 Eash Christiana W F 31 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
435A 16 91 97 Eash Allowisvia W M 7 Son PA PA PA
435A 17 91 97 Eash Emma E. W F 3 Daughter PA PA PA
435A 18 91 97 Eash Anna A. W F 1 Daughter PA PA PA
1900 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jun 1900 by Willis L. Powell. Written Sht No. 4A
131A 28 57 60 Eash Joseph Head W M July 1842 57 M 32 PA PA PA Farmer O F F 49
131A 29 57 60 Eash Christiana Wife W F Sept 1848 51 M 32 8 4 PA PA PA
131A 30 57 60 Eash Irvin Son W M Apr 1883 17 S PA PA PA
131A 31 57 60 Eash Lizzie Daughter W F Aug 1887 13 S PA PA PA 5
131A 32 57 60 Eash Freda Daughter W F Oct 1889 10 S PA PA PA

[NI148280] 1870 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 27 Jun 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz. Pg 1
4 2 2 Reese John 48 M W farmer 800 800 Pa
Reese Mary 32 F W house work Pa
Reese Winfield Scott 18 M W farm labr Pa
Reese Mary E 16 F W house labr Pa
Reese Maggie 14 F W house labr Pa
Reese Nancy I 12 F W house labr Pa
Reese John P 10 M W farm labr Pa
Reese William 8 M W farm labr Pa
Reese Irwin 5 M W farm labr Pa

[NI148313] 1870 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 12 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz Pg 32
11 232 233 Yoder John 25 M W f. laborer 125 Pa
12 232 233 Yoder Balinda 24 F W wife Pa
13 232 233 Yoder Amanda 4 F W Pa
14 232 233 Yoder Estilla 1 F W Pa
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 20, 21 Jun 1880
439B 7 181 Yoder John W M 32 Laborer PA PA PA
439B 8 181 Yoder Malinda W F 33 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
439B 9 181 Yoder Amanda W F 13 Daughter PA PA PA
439B 10 181 Yoder George W M 5 Son PA PA PA
439B 11 181 Yoder Willie W M 3 Son PA PA PA

[NI148334] 1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
164 180 PENROD Martin 26 M Day Laborer 250 PA
Rebeca 30 F PA

[NI148343] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Mary Jane LOHR
Mary Hammond Age: 46 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist.: 0040 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0192 Co.: Blair, Altoona Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Son James 21, PA
Son Harry 19, PA
Son Leo 17, PA
daug. Marie 15, PA
daug. Mabel 13, PA
daug. Anna 10, PA
daug. Mary 08, PA

[NI148385] Gospel Herald - Vol XXII # 37 Dec 12 1929 pg 766, 767. Lohr, Louisa Yoder b Apr 14 1867 d Nov 24 1929 aged 62y 7m 10d. Her 1st husb Samuel S Yoder d Dec 14 1903. She was stricken with paralysis Jul 31 1928, since which time she was cared for by her son, M C Yoder where she d. Her dau Elsie w/o Noah Hershberger d Sep 8 1928. Her 2nd husb Scott Lohr d Thanksgiving Day 1922. Sis Lohr was memb Menn Ch for many yrs. Servs conducted at Weaver Menn Ch, Johnstown, Pa by Bros Hiram Wingard & John A Bichter of Luth Ch.

[NI148466] PA 1910 Miracode Index
Horatio S McClintock Age: 41 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0138 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0067 County: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Martha J 29 PA
Dau Ora D 14 PA
Stepson Clyde H Shaffer 10 PA

[NI148474] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Thomas Sible Age: 62 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist: 0203 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0058 Co.: Westmoreland Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Tillie 53, PA
Son George H 22, PA
Son Harry E 19, PA
Daughter Ana 20, PA

[NI148479] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Walter Brown Age: 29 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist: 0082 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0099 Co.: Fayette, Uniontown Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Lila 26, PA
Mother-in-law Rebecca Livingston 71, PA
1 non-relative

[NI148487] Stone in Daley Cem. no death date

[NI148507] Shaffer - Murry E., 72, 829 Leisure Ave., d 30 Jul 1992, at home. b 22 Oct 1919, Windber, s/o late Calvin & Lulu (Kaltenbaugh) Shaffer. Preceded by wife, Agnes M. Allison; son, Jack; & sis, Ruth Voytovich. Survived by chldn: Judith, w/o Gerald Baxter, & Janet, w/o Ronald Wallace, both J-town; James, at home; Debora, w/o Randy Rager, Mineral Point; & Donna, w/o Roger Swick, J-town; 8 gchldn & 1 ggson. Bro/o Homer, New Paris; Blanche Gary, ME; Calvin Jr., Bedminster, NJ; & Jay, Califon, NJ. Employed by J-town Suburban Gas for 27 yrs. Retired as owner/operator of Shaffer Gas Service, Barnesboro. Memb Moxham COB, where he was life deacon, served as Ch. clerk, Sunday Superintendent, & on Ch. board & also sang in choir. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Fri, The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., where service held 2 pm Sat., Rev. Sara Haldeman-Scarr. Bur., Richland Cem. In memory of Murry Shaffer, those who wish may make contributions to mem fund of Moxham COB.

[NI148670] settled 11/2 mis N of Lavanville where they reared a lge family.
1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 23 Aug 1850 J. J. Schell
17 135 143 Young Jacob 70 M Farmer 8,000 PA
Young Moses 25 M Farmer PA Slightly idiotic.
Young Mary 18 F PA
Flack Jacob 13 M PA

[NI148672] settled on a farm on which the town of Wellersburg is now situated, & from this family the name is derived.
1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 28 Aug 1850 by J. J. Schell
11 190 198 Weller George 58 M Farmer 300 PA
12 190 198 Weller Elisabeth 58 F PA
13 190 198 Weller George 23 M Farmer PA

[NI148674] settled on a farm in Milford Twp & was the founder of Gebhartsburg. They afterwards located to Dayton, OH.

[NI148715] Johnstown Trib 6/10/1904 JOHN G. PRINGLE, a carpenter, d between 3 & 4 pm yesterday of general debility at the home of his stepson, James Helman, off Cliff St, Dale Boro, with whom he had been making his home for the past mo, having come down to the city with his wife for the summer. He was in his 84th yr. The deceased was m twice. His 1st wife has been dead for a long time. He is survived by his 2nd wife, a son, Monroe Pringle of Nant-y-Glo, & 2 m daugs, 1 living in Washington DC, & the other in Pittsburgh. The remains will be taken to Summerhill on the 8:21 train tomorrow am bur Pringle Hill Cem.

[NI148716] Was MURDERED. Trib-Demo articles The murder of Polly Paul & Catherine (Cassy) Mundy. Polly Paul's given name was Mary. She was the 7th chld of Abraham & Elizabeth (Fluke) Paul. For some ukwn reason she never used the name Mary. Polly Paul lived on a small farm of 51 acs in Croyle Twp abt 1 1/2 to 2 mis from the town of Summerhill towards New Germany. She had a young girl of 18 yrs staying with her at the time of the murder. Her name was Catherine (Cassie) Mundy. It was claimed that Polly had a great deal of money abt her farm & 2 men named John B. Howser & Daniel Buser went to the farm to rob her & clubbed them to death on Jun 7 1865. They were aprehended & brought to trial in the Dec session 1865 of Cambria Co court trials. On the 15th of Dec the jury found John B. Howser & Daniel Buser guilty of murder in the 1st degree & were sentenced to be hung. They applied for a new trial but the Superior Court denied them a new trial on Dec 21. They were hung by the neck until dead in the Cambria Co jail yard Mar 10 1866. Poly Paul was bur in the Ford Cem (family cem) in Croyle Twp Cambria Co. Her head stone reads as follows: Mary Paul was murdered by an assassin to obtain money Jun 7 1865 -- 71 ys 2 ms 20 ds. Cassie Mundy is bur in the Luth Cem in Jackson Twp, Cambria Co. The estate of Polly (Mary) Paul is registered in the Cambria Co Court house Vol 6 Pg 3. Administrator David Paul older bro of Polly Paul of the Twp of Croyle (spinster deceased). Farm was sold to her bro Isaac Paul for $8.00 an ac. // POLLY PAUL - MURDERED JUN 7 1865 Newspapers for Jun 7 1865 to Jun 29 1865 missing from files at Cambria Co Historical Society. Alleghanian - Jun 29 1865 - David Riddle arrested for the murder of Polly Paul & Cassie Munday. He is a bro-in-law of a man named Ream, also arrested. Alleghanian - Sep 21 1865 TRIAL OF DAVID RIDDLE FOR THE MURDER OF MISS POLLY PAUL, IN CROYLE Twp, JUN 7 1865. THE EVIDENCE - PROSECUTION Michael Stibolitsky, sworn: Live in Croyle Twp; was acquainted with Polly Paul; she lived near me; saw her dead in her own stable on the 7th of June last; she was lying on her back; there were wounds on the back of her head. Dr. Gardner affirmed: Assisted in making a post mortem exam of the body of Polly Paul; found wounds on her head, etc.; suppose them to have been inflicted with a club; the wound on the back of the head would cause almost instant death; this on the 8th or 9th of Jun last. Cross-examined: Judge the wounds were made with a club because the skin was not broken. R. S. BUNN, M.D. Affirmed: Made a post mortem exam of the body of Polly Paul: her death was caused by blows inflicted with a bludgeon or club; found wounds on the back part & right side of head; wounds sufficient to cause almost instant death; this on the forenoon of the 9th of Jun. Joseph W. Myers, Esq., sworn: Held an inquest on the body of Polly Paul; she was lying on her back in her stable when 1st saw her; from what I could judge she had been knocked down in the front part of the stable & had been dragged to the back part of it; Riddle was brought before me to receive a preliminary hearing; he told me he had not been in this Co for 6 yrs. Elizabeth Slonaker affirmed: Was acquainted with Riddle some time ago; had a conversation with him, John Ream & Newton Jones one afternoon several yrs ago; they said that Polly Paul had a heavy pocket-book which they would like to have; told them to marry her & get it; Ream said he could get it easier than that. He could kill her; Riddle said he would go half toward killing her. Cross-examined: Ream said Polly Paul was too old & ugly for him to marry; that he would rather kill her & get her pocket-book that way; this was when Riddle said he'd go half with Ream. Martha Morgan sworn: Live adjoining lands with Polly Paul: recollect the day of her murder; there were no men at my house the night of the murder; think I saw Riddle the Sat night after the murder at my place; he was just going into the cellar of my house when I saw him; didn't see any one with him but I heard talk in the cellar; live between Summerhill & Miss Paul's, abt 1/4 mi from her house; the murder occurred on Wed; this was the night Polly Paul was bur; it was just at dust; I think that is the man ( looking at the prisoner) that I saw going into the cellar. Daniel Dunmire affirmed: I reside in Croyle Twp., within a mi of Polly Paul's; think I saw her on the 7th or 8th of Jun, Killed; she appeared as if she had been dragged in the stable after being killed; she was lying under the trough on her back, & her eyes open; she looked frightful; we found Catherine Munday under an apple tree; she appeared to have been struck by a right hand stroke; found a club on the ground under the apple tree; (clubs shown & identified); the beds in the house were all tossed abt on the floor. The top of the bureau was torn off, the drawers taken out, & the contents strewn on the floor. Riddle & Ream were acquitted. // Dec 21 1865. THE PAUL - MUNDAY MURDER. TRIAL OF DANIEL BUSER & JOHN HOUSER FOR THE MURDER OF MISS POLLY PAUL. The circumstance attending this most brutal double-murder must yet be fresh in the minds of our readers. It will be remembered that the 2 victims, Misses Polly Paul & Cassie Munday, the one aged abt 70 yrs & the other l7 yrs, lived together as the only inmates of a house situated in a retired locality in Croyle Twp. On the eve of the 8th of Jun last, their dead bodies were discovered by some neighbors, that of Miss Paul lying in the stable of the premises, & that of Miss Munday in the orchard. The brains of each had been dashed out, & the 2 carefully prepared clubs - the instruments with which the bloody deed had been committed - were found near the bodies. Miss Paul was reputed to possess a considerable sum of money, & it was to come at this, doubtless, that the murder was committed. Suspicion at once attached itself to 2 men named John Ream & David Riddle as to the perpetrators of the crime; they were accordingly arrested, & at the last session of our court were tried on the charge & acquitted. A few wks subsequent to the arrest of Ream & Riddle, some facts were developed which strongly implicated the 2 defendants on trial in the murder. They were accordingly arrested at their boarding House in Allegheny City, on the 17th of Jul, & brought here & committed to prison for trail. {*Note - names spelled a number of different ways in the papers copied to this record. John B Houser , Hooser, Hauser, Booser, Bowser, Hourer. Houser seems correct) // (Daniel Buser, Bowser, Howser. Buser seems correct) TESTIMONY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH Martha Morgan called: Live in Summerhill Twp; was at the house of Polly Paul on Wed the 7th of Jun last; she & Cassie Munday were there; I left only these 2 there at abt 5pm that eve. Cross-examined: Was examined on trial of Ream & Riddle; was not then asked anything abt this; live abt 1/4 of a mi from where Miss Paul lived; live on the road leading from Summerhill to Miss Paul's; when I left the old woman was Dust going into the house, & the girl was upstairs weaving, know I started from home at half past 4 o'clock, & the clock struck 5 just as I was leaving; it was on Ember day; did not meet any strangers on my way there or back. Mrs. Fulgart called: Lived with Miss Paul before I was married; My husb is in the penitentiary; etc. (In later testimony to establish guilt of Buser & Houser it was established that Mr. Fulgart told them abt Miss Paul while they were in the penitentiary, & plans to rob her were made in the penitentiary. As soon as Buser & Houser were freed they carried out the plans.) // DISCOVERY OF BODIES. Michael Stibolitsky called; Live abt 1/4 of a mi from the residence of Miss Paul; was there on the 8th of Jun last; found Miss Paul in stable, dead; Joseph Schrift & Jacob Heinsickle were along; she was lying on her back; a little blood on her nose & mouth; abt 2 pm we found her; when we came to the house we saw the beds all off the bedsteads; pushed a bed over & found a club under it, we hunted the whole house & found nobody; went to the barn, & was soon as Weinsickle opened the door, he said, "Here is Polly Paul, dead;" as soon as we came out, Isaac Paul came up & asked what we should do; told him we'd have to go to the Squire's; he got me a horse, & I went to Squire Myers', at Summerhill; Paul told me afterwards that Cassie Munday was dead too; said she was lying in the orchard; went up & found her dead body, with a club at her feet; she was lying on her face with her hands under her face, saw a big lump on the right side of her head & blood on her head, as though she had received a stroke on it; (draft of locality shown to witness, who said it was very near correct the rd from Ebensburg to Summerhill passes within a quarter of a mi of home. Cross-examined; My girl saw 2 parsons running through orchard of deceased on the eve of the murder; next day she went over by the house of deceased & came back & said there was something wrong there; then my wife went over, & came back, & also said something was wrong. I then got some neighbors & went over to the house. In chief 2 clubs shown, ea abt 2 ft 4 ins long, & 1 1/2 thick at the larger end, & tapering to 3/4 of an inch at the smaller end, with a knot cut on smaller end, to prevent them from slipping from the hand when being used; they bore evidence of having been prepared with great care; saw these clubs when we found the bodies, 1 under the bed, the other lying by Cassie Munday's body. Isaac Paul called: I am a bro of Miss Paul; live abt 3/4 of a mi from where she did, was at her place on the 8th of Jun last; got there between 2 & 3 pm; My sis' body was lying in the stable; had been found before I got there; she was lying on her back; only went to the door, then went to hunt for the girl; when we got to the house, found the beds on the floor, the top off the bureau & the drawers out of it; went up to the orchard & found her, she was lying on her left side & face; didn't see her injuries till after the squire had come; a club was lying 2 steps from her; saw another club in the house; my sis never told me she had any money; she never showed me any. MISS PAUL HAD MONEY She had received abt $40.00 from me & $100 from my son within the last 2 yrs: she had lived on the same place & followed weaving for the last 25 yrs; she raised cattle, & made a good deal of butter every yr; she sold a deal of timber off her land; she was saving of her means; don't know that she had any money out at interest; there was some money found in one of the frock pockets, some in the bureau, one gold dollar & some small pieces on the floor - in all $30 or $40.Cross-examined: It was abt 50 yds from house to where we found the body of Cassie Munday; from the position in which the body was found, she was evidently running in the direction of her father's house 4 or 5 mis distant; she had no fences to cross to get the place where she was found; nothing disturbed upstairs in the house. In Chief: My sis was 70 yrs old last Mar. Dr. P. S. Bunn called: Am practising physician & surgeon; made a post mortem exam of bodies of Miss Paul & Munday on the 9th of Jun last; body of latter was at the house of Mr. Munday at the time; after we had examined the body of Cassie Munday we went on to Miss Paul's found her skull fractured from near the base of the ear, extending around the left side, & some hemorrhage of the wound; found also wound on right side of her head which did not open into skull; saw enough to satisfy me that her injuries would produce death; the injuries apparently made by some blunt instrument. LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION Upon Polly Paul's estate offered, to show the assets that came into the hands of the administrator to be followed by the inventory (Prisoner's counsel objects - records cannot be evidence against prisoner.) Objections over ruled - Record read 12 Jun 1865; Bond & oath of Samuel S. Paul Administrator; Appraisement & inventory filed 28 Jun 1865, under the oaths of Dummire & Wyke. Among many other items of personal property was the following "Cash $39.62." Daniel Buser & John Houser convicted of Murder 1st degree. They were hanged Apr 20 1866 // Alleghanial - Thu Apr 26, 1866. Mr. Uriah Paul, an engineer on the Broad Top RR, was instantly killed on Tue last wk, by his engine running against a rock which had fallen on the track, crushing the locomotive, & throwing Mr. Paul down - high embankment & bruising him internally. He was interred with Masonic Honors at Huntingdon. // CASSIE MONDAY A brief summary of the murder of Cassie Monday who was with Miss. Mary Paul at the time of the murder. Cassie Monday a d/o Martin Monday aged abt 17 yrs was in Jun 1865, an inmate of Miss Polly Pauls house in Summerhill Twp Cambria Co., Pa. The latter an elderly lady, followed the joint occup of farming & weaving, & Miss Monday was her asst at the looms. Miss Paul was last seen alive on the eve of the 7th of Jun of the yr above given. The same eve abt dusk a neighbors daug in search of cows heard some unusual cries near Miss Pauls house, & saw 2 men running toward her barn. Abt noon of the next day the body of Miss Paul was found in the barn & that of Miss Monday in the orchard. Both having been murdered under circumstances of peculiar strocity. The heads of both ladies were crushed & near each body was found a heavy club. The crime committed for money which Miss Paul was believed to have in her possession. The quiet community in which they lived was naturally much excited & alarmed, & eagerly sought the perpetrators of the outrage. Suspicion soon rested upon a resident of the vicinity named John Ream & a relative of his named Riddle, living in a neighboring Co, & they were both arrested consigned to prison, & at Sep term of court 1865, was tried for the murder of Miss Paul & acquitted. They were then held for trial in Dec for murder of Miss Monday. In the mean time a reward of $500.00 had been offered for the arrest & conviction of the murderers, & in the latter part of Jul, Houser & Buzer were arrested at their boarding house in Allegheny City on the strength of a story related by a colored man, with whom they had served a term in the Allegheny Co jail, & who alleged that he had heard them plotting the murder of Miss Paul. After 6 ds trial at Dec term of 1865, Rouser & Buser were found guilty of the murders of the 2 women & were hanged for the crime on the 20th of Apr 1866. Both protested their innocence to the last. Buser made an attempt to commit suicide abt the middle of Apr & shortly afterwards confessed that he helped to plan the murder, but that he did not do the killing & claimed that Houser was not concerned in any way. The men were defended by lawyers, Kopelin, Linton, & Rose of Johnstown,, Cambria Co. Pa. // Jul 31 1865, wkly Johnstown Trib CAMBRIA Co MURDER; - Arrest of the alleged perpetuators From the Pittsburg chronicle Tue we take the following: Our readers will doubtless remember this most brutal murder, abt six weeks ago, since the bodies of two women, Miss Paul & Miss Monday the farmer seventy & the latter seventeen, were found near their home in Croyle Twp Cambria Co, with their brains beaten out. Miss Paul was known to be the possessor of a large amount of money, & it is supposed the murderers visited the house for the purpose of robbing, but their intention being discovered committed the murder to avoid detection. Several parties have since been arrested, among them a man named Ream & another named Caseidy, who were lodged in Jail at Ebensburg. The latter, however, was brought out of prison, a few days since, on a writ of habeus corpus, & released."Shortly after the murder a colored man confined in our Co Jail informed warden White, that some weeks before he overheard two men who had visited the prison, conversing with one of the prisoners, when they stated that an old lady who resided in Cambria Co, had a large sum of money in her house, & as no one lived with her accept a young girl, it could be had with out much trouble, at the time the colored man paid but little attention to their talk, but on hearing of the murder the conversation was revived in his mind. The information was supposed to be important, the colored man was sent to the Cambria Co jail to identify, if possible, the parties arrested, in which he was unsuccessful. He was then held as a witness, & is now in prison there. "The District Attorney & Sheriff of Cambria Co, while investigating the case, learned that two men who were traveling through the Co, professedly as cuppers & leechers, carrying their instruments in a box, had been seen near the house on the afternoon of the murder, & upon tracing them up, discovered that they had left Johnstown for the city on the succeeding day. The matter was placed in the hands of Messrs. Robert Hague & James Richardson, two well known special police of the city, who at once proceeded to search for the supposed murderers. After spending several weeks in search through this neighborhood, they received information that two men answering the description of the persons of whom they were in search, named John Bowser & Daniel Howser, were stopping at a private house in the third ward of Allegheny & measures were immediately taken for their apprehension. Last evening the above named officers in company with David McKelvey & William Bowden, formally connected with the Allegheny police, visited the house in question, & succeeded in arresting the supposed nurderers. Bowser & Howser were tried, & convicted some years ago for robbing a clothing store in Allegheny, were sentenced to the Penitentiary for a term of years, & were only released from that institution on the 17th day of May last. It is alleged that during their confinement they were informed by a fellow prisoner of Miss Pauls defenseless condition, & of the large amount of money which she was supposed to have in her possession when the plot was formed to rob her. A box answering the description of that carried by the person suspected of being the murderers was found in the house, where the arrest occurred. Sheriff Myers arrived in the City yesterday, & will remove the prisoners to Ebensburg to-day.

[NI148719] Source: History of Indiana Co, PA Samuel Paul, s/o Abraham Paul, was b 1805 in Blair Co, & was brought to Cambria Co by his parents when 9 yrs old. Remaining with them until he attained his majority, he then settled on 255 acs of land in Jackson Twp, that Co, at which time it was covered with dense forest. He built a log house & barn, later replacing them with buildings of frame, & made many improvements upon his land, operating it until 1865, when he sold & moved to Indiana Co with his family, locating in South Mahoning Twp on Aug 31 1865. He bought the Samuel Cochran farm of 106 acs, & spent the remainder of his life here, engaged in farming, dying Jan 14 1882, aged 76 ys, 8 ms, 23 ds. He is bur St. John's Luth Ch cem. For yrs he was a consistent memb German Ref Ch. Politically he was a Whig, & later a Rep, & always one who believed in upholding the principles of his party. In 1833 Mr. Paul m Susannah Eyler, a native of MD, d/o Henry Eyler. She d Mar 23 1874, aged 64 ys, 3 ms, 8 ds, & was bur St. John's Luth Ch cem. She was a memb of that denomination. Chldn as follows were b to Samuel Paul & his wife: Elias is living retired at Altoona , PA; William H.; Elizabeth w/o Samuel Dillon, MO; Maria d in chldhood; John also d in chldhood; Emanuel lives in Steubenville, OH. // Will: Indiana Co., PA, Will Book 5 p 171

[NI148751] Betty Mowery was murdered by Harry Starchok, 28 yrs old & described by the Trib as a fiend in human form, savagely beat her to death & hid her body in his attic. Mr. Starchok's 5 yr old son broke the case, by testifying that his dad was with Betty in a bedroom of their home.

[NI148778] OBIT: Daily Trib Johnstonwn, Pa. Jan 23 1937: DIES IN 55TH YR OF WEDDED LIFE: MRS. ELLA KEITH SUCCUMBS, ENDING UNION OF 55 YRS: Cerebral Hemorrhage is Fatal to Well-Kwn Richland Resident: The long m union of Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Keith, Richland Twp was ended today with the demise of the latter at 12:10 am, they were wed 54 yrs. Mrs. Keith had been bedfast the past 11 ds. 3 ds ago she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage & did not regain consciousness. Mrs. Keith, the former Ella Miller, b Feb 20 1864, Huntigdon Co., d/o Ephraim & Elizabeth (Chase) Miller. She m Robert Keith in Jun 1882. Mrs. Keith had for a no. of yrs resided in Walnut Grove & then later in the 7th ward prior to making her home with her son, Alfred F. Keith, Richland Twp, where her death occurred. Surviving in addition to her husb, who is in his 82nd yr are these chldn: William R., Joseph R., Alfred F. Alice, w/o Emmett Felix; Marion, w/o Frances Luther, OH. A daug, Mrs. Edna Block, d more that 6 yrs ago. Mrs. Keith also leaves 1 sis, Mrs. Martha Settle, Hollidaysburg, 27 gchldn, & 2 ggchldn. 4 sis' & 2 bros preceded her in death. She was a memb of Walnut Grove COB. Funeral servs will be conducted at 2 pm Mon Walnut Grove Ch, Rev. J.A. Robinson, pastor. Bur Richland Cem, under direction of Frank J. Pentrack, Cambria City Mortician.

[NI148799] 1870 Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 2 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz. Pg 12
25 85 84 Young Isaac 33 M W laborer Pa
Young Hannah 32 F W wife Pa
Young William 11 M W at home Pa
Young Lidmon 9 M W at home Pa
Young Scott 6 M W at home Pa
Young George 4 M W at home Pa
Young Grant 1 M W at home Pa
Berkey Mary 61 F W keeping house 500 220 Pa

[NI148815] 1850 Census Union Twp., Bedford Co., PA Abm. B. Bunn
114/114 John IMLER, 26, Farmer, Pa.
Susanna, 24, Pa.
Mary M., 1

[NI148828] 1850 census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Oct 1850, p. 134 by J. J. Schell
90 93 HOLDER William 20 M Tailor GER
Mary 23 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 7 Jun 1860 Josiah H. Zimmerman
132 146 HOLDER William 34 M Master Tailor 3400 250 Baden Gy
Lana 36 F PA
Samuel 8 M PA.
Frederick 7 M PA.
Isaac 5 M PA
Matilda 3 F PA
Eliza 1 F PA

[NI148839] 1850 Census Union Twp., Bedford Co., PA Abm. B. Bunn
161/161 Michael COLEBAUGH, 31, Farmer, cannot read & write
Rachele, 24, cannot read & write
Betsy, 6
Mary, 4
Sarah, 1
Peter, 25, Farmer, $500, cannot read & write
Susan BURKERT, 20, "Deaf & Dumb"

[NI148855] 1870 Census Southhampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 7 Jun 1870 John H. Lepley
18 48 48 Hasleroth Frederick 31 M W Farmer 2,000 700 Prussia
Hasleroth Lydia 32 F W Keeping House PA
Hasleroth Herman 7 M W PA
Hasleroth Levi 5 M W PA
Hasleroth Sarah J. 4 F W PA
Hasleroth Ida 2 F W PA
Hasleroth Sophia 1 F W PA
Getz Catharine 18 F W House Keeper Rodenburg
Dowdel William 53 M W Stone Cutter Ireland
Dowdel Edward 23 M W Stone Cutter New York
Flemming Joseph 45 M W Works on R.R. PA
Balwin Joseph 37 M W Works on R.R. New York

[NI148959] Marriage Application listed residence as Connellsville, PA and Occupation as Boiler Maker. 1920 census indicates that William and family were living in Dunbar. Mary's widower mother was living with them at that time. William's occupation was then listed as farm laborer.

[NI148969] 1870 Federal Census Milford Twp., Somerset Co., PA
12 22 23 Wiltrout Jacob 30 M W Farmer 6,000 620 PA
13 22 23 Wiltrout Annie 20 F W Keeping House PA
14 22 23 Wiltrout Ira 2 M W PA
15 22 23 Wolfersberger Eliza 54 F W widow 150 PA
16 22 23 Wolfersberger David 18 M W Farm Laborer Pa

[NI148991] GRAND OLD CIVIL WAR VET DIES Adam Nickelson, Lower Turkeyfoot Twp, Passes Away at Age 94 Yrs: Impressive Funeral Servs Last Fri. By Charles F. Cook. Adam Nickelson, a brave defender of his country, who underwent the hardships of privations of a soldiers' life during the Civil War when the unity of the nation was in peril, d 8 am Christmas Day, Dec 25 1934, at the home of his son & daug-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob A, Nickelson, Lower Turkeyfoot Twp, where he was given great care & loving & thoughtful attn these many yrs past. Familiarly know as Grandpa Nickelson, he lived to the ripe old age of 94 yrs 1 m 23 ds. He was always reasonably well & hearty to within the last few yrs; suffered paralysis of throat, deafness & blindness his few remaining days. He was b Nov 2 1840, in Milford Twp now Black Twp, s/o John & Phobe (Snyder) Nickelson; descended from an old time family of Somerset Co. He was twice m, 1st to Rosetta Eicher in 1867. She d of chld birth, Apr 20 1868; the chld William Lincoln Nickelson, lived & d Hardy, NE, several yrs ago. The 2nd wife was Maria Snyder, whom he m Jan 15 1871; she was d/o Levi & Susan (Ringler) Snyder, & she d Jul 17 1921. There were 8 chldn & the following survive: Edward B., intermarried with Anna Heckler; Hanna Susan, w/o Scott Anderson; Jacob A. intermarried with Lucretta Conn; Silas A. intermarried with Edith Dayton who was raised in the family of John Kelso, all residing in Lower Turkeyfoot Twp; Anna May, single, an Evangelist lives at Pittsburgh. But one memb of the John Nickelson family survives, Simon P Nickelson, Berlin. Adam leaves 26 gchldn; 24 ggchldn. Mr. Nickelson lived on a farm known as the Bailey Pl., on Springfield rd, near Draketown, having resided there 62 yrs continuously to death; retired from active farming yrs ago. He was a noted hunter, tree grafter bee man. He serv his dist as tax collector, & at his prime, was rd supervisor for many yrs. When he received his last hunting license 2 yrs ago, he was the oldest person to be granted a license to hunt game in this co. He had a leading part in cleaning up & beautifying the old portion of the Jersey cem. Vet Nickelson was a vol soldier under Col Robert P. Cummins, Somerset, a pvt in Co C 142nd PA Inf enlisted Aug 26 1862 & discharged at Washington, DC, May 29 1865. Beginning at Fredericksburg & winding up at Appomattox, he participated in all of the major battles & engagements fought in VA & MD & including the Battle of Gettysburg. On the 1st day of the great conflict at Gettysburg, he was struck 21 times in the clothing & no blood was drawn. He retained his membership in Ross Rush Post No. 361, GAR, of Ursina, until that post surrendered its chtr by reason of insufficient members. Impressive funeral servs were conducted at the home at 2 pm last Fri, James Beacam, assisted by Harry Hamilton, traveling Evangelists, officiating. The selection of song were "Your Father Knoweth", " One Sweetly Solemn Thought" & "Come Let Us Follow Jesus". "When Jesus Comes to Reward His Servants" was sung at the grave. Great no.s of people attended the obsequies, by Undertaker, Charles B. Humbert. Bur Jersey Ch cem., Lower Turkeyfoot Twp. Pall bearers were Joseph M. Critchfield, Robert Kurts, Harry Kreger, Ralph Vanisckel, Fred Marquart & Harner Fush, membs of Harry Lichty Post No. 394, Amer Legion, Confluence. Among the relatives & friends from without the immediate vicinity who attended the funeral were namely: Ms Anna May Nickelson, Pittsburgh; Mr. & Mrs. Simon P. Nickelson, Berlin; Mr. & Mrs. Adam Nickelson, Jr., Philadelphia; Albert Anderson, Hooversville; Charles Snyder, Stoneycreek Twp; Mr. & Mrs. Fred Berkebile, Conemaugh Twp; Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Musgrave, Uniontown; Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Hoffman, Beckley Shelkey, Orville Greer, Norman Tannehill, & Mrs. J. R. Shipley, Connellsville; Ross May, Dunbar; Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Conn, Markelton; David Nickelson, Casselman; Mr. & Mrs. C. Clarence Nickelson, Friendens; Mr. & Mrs. Francis Sembower, William & John Putman, Melissa Meyers, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Snyder; & S. A. May, Rockwood; & the following from Somerset: Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Eicher, & Mr. & Mrs. Scott Nickelson, Mary Snyder, Mrs. Sue Cunningham, John W. Nickelson, Harry J. Nickelson, Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Bowman, Mrs. Alice Mankemier, Mr. & Mrs. Freeman R. Gerhard, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob B. Gerhard & Charles F. Cook

[NI149063] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Russel Holsopple Age: 37 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0152 B Pl: PA Visit: 0247 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Savilla 33, PA
Son Claude 16, PA
Son Celia 14, PA
Son Mirl 11, PA
Son Ray 09, PA
Daug. Ivy 07, PA
Daug. Lula 05, PA
Son Rennel 02, PA
Daug. Eva NR, PA

[NI149104] Johnstown Trib-Demo 9-5-1953, WONDERS, Mrs. Lucretta Belle, 85, 650 Goucher St d 7 pm Sep 4 1953; b Johnstown Jul 4 1868, d/o Robert Philip & Mary Catherine (Peer) Colbert. W/o George S. Wonders. Survived by daug Mrs. Lillian Inez Croft, at home, & gson, Leonard J., m to Vivian S. Yoder, also at home. Memb 1st Christian Ch. Her father was an Evang minister in VA & upon locating in Johnstown worked with John Pendry, funeral director. Friends received after noon Sun John Henderson Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave, servs 2 pm Tue, Rev. Glenn Carpenter. Bur Grandview Cem.

[NI149105] Johnstown, PA Daily Trib issue 21 Sep 1943: CHARLES COLBERT, 81, FORMER LOCAL MAN, EXPIRES IN SPANGLER .Charles Colbert of Cherry Tree, formerly of Johnstown, d early today in Spangler Hosp. He was in his 82nd yr. b Oct 1, 1861, Ashtola, s/o Robert J. & Mary Catherine (Peer) Colbert. He was twin bro of Mrs. Ida Miller, who d 10 yrs ago in Walnut Grove. Mr. Colbert's father serv for a time as an Evang minister & later was engaged in undertaking business here. He d shortly before the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Mrs. Colbert, mother of Charles, d 1904, Westmont. Charles Colbert m Sarah Mauk, who d a no. yrs ago. 3 chldn survive: Gertha, w/o Frank Beamish, Trenton, NJ; Mrs. Ida McAnulty, Cherry Tree, with whom deceased had resided during the past yr, & Homer Samuel Colbert, 736 McMillen St. A son, Robert, d Altoona abt 6 yrs ago. Charles Colbert was a bro of Harry Colbert, Wesley Chapel, & Mrs. Bella Wonders, 628 Pine St. 10 bros & sis' are deceased. Arrangements for funeral incomplete.

[NI149116] Johnstown, PA Trib issue Sept 1928: William Jaret Colbert, aged 76 yrs, d Sat eve 26 Sep 1928 at Memorial Hosp, where he had been a patient since Sep 12, when he was removed from his home, 524 Sherman st, 5th Ward. Mr. Colbert was foreman of the drill presses in the car shop of Cambria mills & was injured while at work in Feb. Funeral serv Wed afternoon at the late resid, in charge of Rev. Dr. Samuel McWilliams, pastor Franklin St ME Ch, & Rev. Charles H. Ashman, 1st Breth Ch. Bur Grandview Cem.. W.J. Colbert was b in Shenandoah Valley, VA, Oct 19 1849 & was one of a family of 11 sons & daugs. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma May (Betts) Colbert, & daug, Myrtle, w/o Ernest G. Husberg, Chicago. A son, Franklin Colbert, d in inf. Mr. Colbert is survived by a gchild, Grace Isabelle Husberg & 3 sis' & 3 bros - Mrs. Bella Wonders, Mrs. Ida Miller, Lula Colbert, & John, Harry, & Charles Colbert. The deceased was for many yrs an employee in local steel plant. He was an active memb for many yrs of the Meth Ch.

[NI149128] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Jul 1994: Calvin Henry VAN, 91, Lovejoy, d Sun Jul 24 1994, Miners Hosp, Spangler. S/o William H. & Elmira A. Boring Van, b Dec 30 1902, Coopersdale. He was memb Pine Flats Ch of God, Indiana & Cambria Co Frat'l Order of Police, & Disabled Amer Vets, Indiana Chptr. He had serv US Navy from 1924-1927. He was employed as a crane operator for Bethlehem Steel Corp., Johnstown & a welder at Puget Sound Naval Base, WA. Surviving are 2 chldn, Mrs. Edna J. Luzier, Lovejoy; Mrs. Ellen D. Snyder, Canton, OH; 7 gchldn; 15 ggchldn; 3 gggchldn; & 1 sis Mrs. Edna M. Scott, Grants Pass, OR. Preceded in death by parents; his wife, Carolyn Taylor Van; 2 bros, Charles E. & Quenton A. Van; & 1 sis Ellen J. Inscho. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm today Albert E. Rairigh Funeral Home, Hillsdale, serv 1:30 pm Tue Jul 26, Rev. Timothy Bash officiating. Bur Uniontown Cem., Cherry Tree.

[NI149135] OSF, Our Lady of the Woods, Fennelton, PA

[NI149172] Father was founder of Benson Boro, Somerset Co., PA

[NI149182] Fenton - Mrs. Effie M., 87, Maple Dr., Windber, d 12 Mar 1981, Windber Hosp., b 11 Jan 1894, Paint Twp., d/o William & Elizabeth (Yonker) Null. Preceded by parents; husb., Harry A.; bro., Samuel; & sis.s, Elsie Rose & Carrie Heeter. Survived by sis., Lottie w/o Kenneth Fyock, Windber; also several nieces & nephews. Memb. Grace Luth. Ch., Rummel & Windber Sr. Citizens' Swingeroos. Friends received Thu & will be received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Fri, Shank-Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber, where service held 10:30 am Sat, Rev. Joel Springer. Bur., Rummel Cem.

[NI149195] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Mon 3 Aug 1964, p. 18: COLBERT, Mrs. Marjorie (Wess), 49, 360 1st St, Conemaugh, d 9:20 pm Aug 1 1964, Lee Hosp., b Feb 11 1915, NJ, d/o William & Irma (Rosbaugh) Wess. Preceded in death by father. Survived by mother, Mrs. Irma Wess Pringle, husb Edgar, daug Jean, m to Andrew Maydak, Conemaugh, & gson, Michael, & these bros & sis': Thelma, m John Kosty; Robert, m Jane Katinski; & Edward, m Margaret Calpin, all Conemaugh; Helen, Johnstown, & Daniel, with US Army in France. Memb Amer Legion Auxiliary, & auxiliary to Sgt. Michael Strank Post 5107, VFW, which will hold servs 7:30 pm Tue Carl E. Davis Funeral Home. Friends received funeral home where serv will be at 1:30 pm Wed, Rev. James Depko, Conemaugh 1st EUB Ch. Bur Grandview Cem..

[NI149243] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Mar 1958: VAN, Mrs. Julia A., 78, 1213 Scott Ave, d eve of Mar 19 1958, Lee Hosp.; b Jan 26 1880, East Freedom, d/o Silas A. & Mary C. (Burns) Bonner. Survived by husb Robert S., whom she m Jun 24 1903, by Rev. Thomas Woodring, pastor of Franklin St Meth Ch; 2 chldn: Mrs. Mary Ellen Knudson, at home, & Rev. Clarence C., EUB pastor at Fort Plain, NY; 4 gchldn, & a sis Ms Rose Bonner, Chicago, IL. Memb Beulah EUB Ch, Vol Bible Class, WSWS & WCTU. Friends received 7-9 pm Thu & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Fri Geisel Funeral Home, serv 2 pm Sat. Rev. Arthur Moffat. Bur Richland Cem.

[NI149245] Johnstown, PA Trib issue 14 Jun 1937: REV. HARRY KNUDSON, 31, FORMER RESIDENT OF JOHNSTOWN, DIES. Pastor of Westover Mission Expires in Spangler Hosp; Funeral Planned Here. Rev. Harry Knudson, pastor of Westover Mission of Evang denomination, d of complications shortly before midnight Sun in Miners Hosp, Spangler. He had been a patient since Jun 7.; s/o Christian & Christina Knudson b Svendborg, Denmark, Mar 7 1906. He came to this country when he was 3 yrs old. His mother d in Johnstown May 3 1936. The deceased was grad Johnstown HS in 1924 & from Susquehanna Univ in 1928. He completed his theological studies at Evang Theological Seminary in Reading in 1933 & had been pastor of Westover Mission since 1933. Surviving are his father, who resides on Oak St, Johnstown; his widow, Mrs. Mary Ellen (Van) Knudson, formerly of Johnstown, & a bro Paul Knudson, Johnstown. The body will be removed this afternoon to home of Mrs. Knudson's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Van, 131 Strayer St, Dale. Funeral serv 2 pm Thu in Bedford St Evang Ch. Bur Richland Cem. directed by McCardell Funeral Home of Burnside. Bur will be Thu, 5 Ministers Will Officiate at Rites in Bedford St Ch. At 1 pm Thu the body will be taken to Bedford St ch & may be viewed until time of obsequies at 2 pm. Rev. R.C. Miller, IN, superintendent of Johnstown Dist, will be in charge. Assisting will be Revs. F.E. Hetrick, pastor Bedford St ch; C.E. Miller, Cumberland, MD; B.E. Coleman, Franklin, PA; & E.L. Nicely, pastor Derby St Evang Ch. 6 clerical friends of the deceased will serve as pallbearers. They are Revs. G.P. Garland, Marchand, PA; Perry E. Pyle, Brookville; P.L. Griffiths, Geistown; Norman Constable, Puritan; W.J. Lloyd, Windber, & Raymond E. Nelson, DuBois. Bur Richland Cem., where Rev. Knudson's mother is interred. McCardell Funeral Home of Burnside will be in charge.

[NI149246] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Nov 1995: VAN, Rev. Clarence C., 89, Oakfield, NY, d Sat Nov 25 1995, Genesee Mem'l Hosp, Batavia, NY; b Sep 6 1906, Johnstown, s/o Robert S. & Julia A. (Bonner) Van. Preceded in death by 1st wife, Ruby B. (Swisher) Van, who d Nov 15 1981; daug Marilyn R. Fusillo, who d Feb 17 1993; & sis, Mary Ellen (Van) Knudson, who d Nov 1973. Surviving are his 2nd wife, Marian M. Farnsworth Van; son Gerald P. Van, Rochester, NY; 6 gchldn; 2 ggchldn; nephew, Robert Knudson, Johnstown, PA. Funeral servs were conducted at 2 pm Tue Oakfield Un Meth Ch. // Rev. Clarence C. Van OAKFIELD. Rev. Clarence C. Van, 89, sr patriarch of Western NY Conference of Un Meth Ch, d Sat Nov 25 1995 Genesee Mem'l Hosp, Batavia. Mr. Van was b Sep 6 1906, Johnstown, PA, s/o Robert & Julia A. Bonner Van. He was a grad North Central College & Evang Seminary, both Naperville, IL. Before his retirement, he was pastor of Immanuel Ch in Warsaw & Zion Un Meth Ch of Attica, as well as serving East Bennington Un Meth Ch from 1967 to 1972. He also serv numerous country chs under the Evang Ch in PA. He was involved with several unions of the chs which became the Evang UBC in 1948, & in 1968, they united with Un Meth Episc to become Un Meth Ch. He serv on Archives Committee & was chairman of Audio Visual of the Western NY Conference until his retirement in 1972. After his retirement, he was pastor of the Darien Un Meth ch for 2 yrs. He was memb Faith Fellowship of Western NY Conference, Sr Meal Sites of Oakfield & Indian Falls, & Un Meth Men of Oakfield Un Meth Ch. His 1st wife, Ruby Belle Van, d Nov 15 1981. Surviving are 2nd wife, Marian M. Farnsworth Van; son, Gerald Paul Van, Rochester; daug & son-in-law Carolyn & James Whipple, Johnstown, NY; 6 gchldn; 2 ggchldn; & a nephew, Robert Knudson, Johnstown, PA. A daug Marilyn R. Fusillo, d Feb 17 1993. Friends may call 2-4 & 7-9 pm today at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave. Serv 2 pm Tue at Oakfield Un Meth Ch, 2 South Main St. Bur Cary Cem. Mem'ls may be made to Oakfield Un Meth Ch or to Oakfield Ambulance Fund.

[NI149257] PA 1910 Miracode Index
Silas A Boner 60 MD Cambria Head of Household
Wife Mary C 57 PA
Son James W 27 PA
Son Louis 25 PA
dau Rosie B 21 PA

[NI149262] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Apr 1968: DUELL, Ida D., 61, 921 Bedford St., d morn of Apr 25 1968; b Johnstown Oct 3 1906, d/o Frank T. & Bessie (Goughenour) Vann. Preceded in death by father, Jul 1964, & mother, Mar 18 1968. Survived by bro Harry, m to Viola Donnelly, 921 Bedford St. Memb 1st Evang Congregational Ch. Last employed at Peerless Shoe Store. Family will receive friends 2-4 & 7-9 pm Fri Fred Geisel Funeral Home, serv 2 pm Sat, Rev. Richard Taubenheim. Bur Grandview Cem..

[NI149285] The Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Apr 1996: VAN, Francis M., 68, Johnstown, d Apr 7 1996, Lee Hosp.; b Sep 2 1927, Johnstown, s/o Charles & Blanche (Berkey) Van. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Vera J. Mangus; stepmother, Ethel Edwards Van; & sis' Margaret Waterman & Elmira Blackburn. Survived by daug Darlin, w/o Frank J. Barber; gchldn, Tiffany, w/o Joseph Alicardi III; & Frank Jason Barber; bro Charles T.; & sis Laura J. Wissinger, all Johnstown; also survived by stepbros & sis: Thomas Edwards, MN; Marion Kyle, Huntingdon; & William R. Edwards, Johnstown; good friend, Mary Metz; & caregiver, Lisa Wattman. Memb Franklin St Un Meth Ch. Retired employee of Bethlehem Steel. Vet WWII. Friends received 7-9 pm Tue John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, Central Ave, serv 11 am Wed, Rev. Jeffrey A. Miller. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum.

[NI149288] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Jul 1992: WATERMAN, Margaret D., 60, Grove Ave, d Jul 25 1992, Conemaugh hosp.; b Jun 25 1932, Johnstown, d/o Charles E. & Mary B. (Birkey) Van. Preceded in death by parents; husb Ronald J. Waterman; daug Kathy; & bro Robert Van. Survived by daug Ronda, w/o Richard Banks, NYC, NY; gdaug Jenifer. Sis of Elmira Blackburn, Phoenix, AZ; Charles T., Francis M. & Laura Wissinger, all Johnstown; Thomas C. Edwards, Minneapolis, MN; Marian Kyle, Hesston, PA; & Robert Edwards, Johnstown. Also survived by father-in-law, N. V. Waterman, Johnstown; sis'-in-law, Beverly Barlett, Johnstown, & Alice Opperman, Rochester, NY; & numerous nieces & nephews. Memb Park Ave Un Meth Ch. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sun & Mon John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, serv 11 am Tue, Rev. Daniel Orris. Bur Richland Cem..

[NI149291] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue 22 Jun 1995: LEITENBERGER, Edward "Karl," 83, Johnstown, d Jun 21 1995, at his resid.; b Jan 7 1912, Johnstown, s/o Joseph E. & Katherine (Foerster) Leitenberger. Preceded in death by parents; bros, Shirl & Joseph F. Leitenberger; sis Lola M. Leitenberger; gdaug Brenda Louise Leitenberger; & gson, Daniel L. Kauffman. Survived by wife, Jane L. Inscho, to whom he was m 58 yrs; chldn: William E. Sr., m Sharon A. Swick, Johnstown; & Susan J. Leitenberger-Kauffman, Tularosa, N.M.; & grandson, William E. Leitenberger Jr., Johnstown. Last memb of immediate family. Memb Grove Ave U Meth Ch. Life memb Ideal Fire Co. Retired super. from U.S. Steel Corp. with 38 yrs' serv. Grad Johnstown HS Class of 1930 1/2. Grad Parks Air College, St. Louis Univ., St. Louis, MO. Attended Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, & Univ. of Dayton, Dayton, OH. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Fri John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, serv 1 pm Sat, Rev. Fred C. Vanderhoff. Bur Grandview Cem..

[NI149296] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Dec 1971: INSCHO, Craig William, 24, 916 Hornick St., d Dec 12 1971, Mem'l Hosp.; b Sep 19 1947, Johnstown, s/o William V. & Louise (Hoover) Inscho. Preceded in death by maternal gparents & paternal gfather. Survived by parents, 916 Hornick St., 2 bros, Keith, FL; Brian, at home, & paternal gmother, Mrs. Ellen J. Inscho, Benson, AZ. Memb 1st Luth Ch, Civil Air Patrol, Order of DeMolay, Western PA Sociable Club & REACT. Had been employed by W.T. Grant Co. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, serv 1 pm Wed, Rev. Dr. Walden M. Holl. Bur Grandview Cem.

[NI149318] Johnstown, PA Trib issue 21 May 1906: DIED OF WHOOPING COUGH. Druscilla Schwartz, d/o C.W. & Druscilla Schwartz, d Whooping Cough last eve at parental home, No. 209 Chandler Ave., Morrellville, aged 10 mos & 2 ds. The funeral will take place 2 pm tomorrow, bur Grandview Cem.

[NI149319] Johnstown, PA Trib issue 14 Jun 1906: Lillian Catherine Schwartz d 11:30 am today at home of her parents, C.W. & Druscilla Schwartz, No. 209 Chandler Ave., Morrellville, aged 2 yrs & 10 mos. The funeral will take place at 2 pm Sat, bur Grandview Cem..

[NI149320] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Aug 1994: VAN, Vera J., 67, Johnstown, d Aug 14 1994, at home; b Jun 29 1927, Johnstown, d/o Earl & Verna (Bracken) Mangus. Survived by husb Francis, & daug Darlin, w/o Frank J. Barber, Johnstown; & gchldn: Tiffany, w/o Joseph Alicardi III; Frank Jason Barber, both Johnstown. Sis of Marlin, m to Miriam Caldwell, Johnstown. Memb Franklin St U Meth Ch. Past pres GAR. Vol at St. Vincent DePaul Society. Celebrated 47th wedding ann Aug 12. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, Central Ave, serv 11 am Wed, Rev. Donald J. Joiner. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum. Those who wish may make mem'l contributions to Franklin S U Meth Ch.

[NI149340] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue Dec 1996: VAN, Shirlee R., 71, Johnstown, formerly Champaign, IL, d Dec 21 1996, at Church of the Brethren Home; b Apr 3 1925, Bloomington, IL, d/o Gilbert & Elsie (Foote) Gordon. Preceded in death by parents; bro William; & an infant son. Survived by husb Charles T. & chldn: Terry Marvel, m Janice Richardson, Germantown Hills, IL; & Ida (Marvel), w/o Dennis Dix, Carmel, IN; 2 gchldn: Jason Marvel, Germantown Hills, & Jacob Nobel, Carmel, IN. Memb Trinity U Meth Ch. Friends received 10-11 am Mon John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., serv 11 am Mon, Rev. Scott Gobbel. Bur Richland Cem.

[NI149379] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue 26 Feb 1983: HERDMAN, Eliza Emma, 85, Morrellville, d Feb 25 1983, Laurel Crest Manor; b Nov 16 1897, Johnstown, d/o Curtis L. & Margaret A. (Bishop) Potter. Preceded in death by husb Joseph R. Was longtime memb Bethany U Presby Ch. Friends received 11 am Sat until time of serv at 1 pm William T. Hindman Funeral Home, Rev. Dennis Molnar. Bur Grandview Cem.

[NI149388] Johnstown, PA Trib issue 8 Nov 1892: DIED FROM HIS INJURIES. William Rundle Expires at Cambria Hosp. William Rundle, Cambria forger, whose skull was fractured yesterday afternoon at Cambria Axle Plant by a lever striking him, d 8 pm last eve at Cambria Hosp, where he was taken unconscious, in which condition he remained until death came. The remains were prepared for bur by Undertaker Henderson, & at 11 pm last night they were taken to his home. The unfortunate man was a s/o Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rundle, No. 113 1/2 Sherman st, South Side, with whom he & his family live. He was b May 13 1870, near where Mr. A.L. Carpenter's home now is on Vine st, & m Mar 1890, to Lillian, d/o Mr. & Mrs. John Herdman, this city, who, with 1 chld, survives him. He has 3 bros: Elisha, James, & Joseph -the former being m & living at No. 116 Sherman st. Abt 5 yrs ago he was converted in the Vine st UBC, & since then he has been an earnest worker. He was a memb Roxbury Knights of the Golden Eagle & the Forester of this city. Funeral will be tomorrow afternoon. Serv at the house at 1:30 pm, Rev.s L.F. John, W.H. Mingle, & W.F. Conner, D.D., officiating. Bur Grand View.

[NI149411] Johnstown Trib-Demo. TOMPKINS, Noah W., 78, P.O.Box 57, Armagh, formerly of Dale Boro, d Nov 16 1983, Mercy Hosp.; b Jun 10 1905, Johnstown, s/o Noah H. & Mary (KAUTZ) TOMPKINS. Preceeded in death by 2 sis' Dorothy HOLTZMAN & Lillian BRACKEN. Survived by widow, Evelyn FREIDLINE, & these chldn: Ronald, m Kathryn GALLAGHER, Baltimore, MD; Nancy, w/o James SPEICHER, Armagh; & Bernard m Gloria DeFRANK, Johnstown; 4 gchldn. Also survived by very dear friends, Anthony & Patricia ZELE, Brush Valley. Retired clerk from Lower Cambria Div., Johnstown Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp. with 49 yrs' serv. Memb Trinity Luth Ch, life memb Dale Vol Fire Co & memb Cambria Co Vol Firemen's Assoc. Death ends marriage of 52 yrs. Friends received 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm Thu Picking-Treece-Bennett Morturary, Inc., serv 2 pm Fri, Rev. David N. Finney. Bur Richland Cem.

[NI149443] 1850 Census Union Twp., Bedford Co., PA
200/201 John CRIST, 45, Farmer, $600, Pa.
Joseph, 12, school
Samule, 8, school
Margaret, 16, school
Ann, 14, school
Sarah, 10, school
Elisabeth, 6

[NI149446] 1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
145 160 BOWMAN David 33 M Farmer 3000 650 PA
Catharine 29 F PA
Noah 5 M PA.
Nancy 4/12 F PA
Elizabeth CANADY 12 F Servant PA
1850 Federal Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 15 Oct 1850 by John J Schell
18 67 70 Bowman David 24 M W Farmer 3,000 PA
19 67 70 Bowman Catharine E 21 F W PA
20 67 70 Bowman Mary J 3 F W PA Middle initial could be A

[NI149453] 1850 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 13 Nov by Henry Cook
7 189 197 BERKEYPILE George 48 M Farmer 1,700 PA
BERKEYPILE Jonathan 20 M Laborer PA
BERKEYPILE Joseph 18 M Laborer PA
BERKEYPILE Richard 16 M Laborer PA
1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 10, 1860
408 20 2667 2704 Berkeybile Geo. 57 M farmer 3500 1500 PA
Berkeybile Susan 54 F PA
Berkeybile Susan 18 F PA
Berkeybile David 21 M farm laborer PA
Berkeybile Catherine 16 F PA
Berkeybile George 14 M PA
H***** Bernard 30 M farm laborer PA

[NI149457] 1850 census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA J. J. Schell 3 Oct 1850
12 12 BARNHART David 29 M Farmer 1000[?] PA
Sally 27 F PA
William 5 M PA
Mary 2 F. PA
Cyrus 7/12 M PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 Jun 1860 Josiah H. Zimmerman
85 93 BARNHART David 40 M Farmer 3000 1465 PA
Lana 27 F PA
William H. 13? 15? M PA.
Mary 12 F PA.
Cyrus A. 10 M PA.
Sarah M. 8 F PA.
Edward F. 3 M PA
Peter A. 1 M PA

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