[NI151076] Geiser, - Glendon "Glen" F., 67, 3121 Graham Ave., Windber, d 30 Nov 1974, at res., b 14 Jul 1907, J-town, s/o John & Eliza (Hammer) Geiser. Preceded by parents, 2 bro.s, & gdau. Survived by widow, former Beatrice F. Ripple, & 2 chldn, Sandra Lee, w/o Tom Moore, New Paris R. D. 1, & Dwight E., m Connie Wirick, Windber; also 4 gchldn. Bro. of Whitford, Salamanca, NY; Hammer, Huntingdon, PA; Sherman, J-town; Irene Berkebile, Windber; & Betty Zembower, Fullerton, CA. Memb. Cairnbrook Local 1023, UMWA. Friends were received Sun & will be received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Mon, Marlin G. Meek Funeral Home, Windber, where service held 1:30 pm Tue, Rev. David DeLong. Bur. Pleasantville Cem., Alum Bank.

[NI151106] Shaffer - Burdella E., 68, 18 Gardner St., J-town, formerly of Windber, d 8 Apr 1995, at home. b 27 Feb 1927, Windber, d/o Irvin J. & Ethel M. (Thomas) Helman. Preceded by parents, 1st husb., William J. Young; & 2nd husb., Saumel Boyd Shaffer. Survived by chldn: Linda K., w/o James Biss, Hollidaysburg; Lon Allen, m Melissa Dudash, J-town; Glenn B. Shaffer; & Sally A., w/o joseph Sunseri, both J-town; & gchldn: James Biss Jr., Gregory & Marianne Shaffer. Sis/o Robert, m Ducky McNulty, Windber; Richard, m Mary Ann Pierzchala, Dauphin, PA. Memb. Windber COB, where service held 11 am Tue, Rev. Royden Airsmen. Friends Received 7-9 pm Sun & 2-4 & 7-9 Mon, Meek Funeral Home Inc., Windber. Bur., Berkey Cem.

[NI151113] Weyant - Mrs. Elizabeth, 73, Central City, d 21 Jul 1982, at home of dau., Mrs. Dorothy Shippy. b 28 Aug 1908, Napier Twp., d/o Michael & Mary (Berkheimer) Snyder. Preceded by husb., Sherman, who d 1976; also 5 sis.s. Survived by chldn: Michael A., m Peggy Menser; Dorothy, w/o Carl Shippy; Lawrence, m Wilma Wright; & Grace, w/o William Miller, all Central City R. D.; Phillip, m Dorcas Herline, & Anna, w/o Joseph Miller, both of Schellsburg R. D.; 18 gchldn & 10 ggchldn. Sis/o Mrs. Nellie Thomas, Grafton, OH, & Charles Snyder, Manns Choice. Memb Central City Assembly of God Ch., where service held 1 pm Sat, Rev. Daniel Carver. Bur., Schellsburg Cem. Friends received 7-9 pm Thu & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Fri, Mickle - Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg, & at Ch. from noon until time of service Sat.

[NI151125] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Andrew J Hoover Age: 45 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0122 B Pl: PA Visit: 0316 Co: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth 42, PA
Son Ralph 20, PA
SIL Clara Lickey 47, PA

[NI151140] J-town Trib-Demo, Mon 01 Oct 2001. Hoover, Joseph Charles, 83, formerly of Cresson d 23 Sep 2001 Colorado State Vet's Nrsg Home, Rifle, CO; b 3 Aug 1918, Sankertown s/o late Ralph J & Mary (Krise) Hoover. He m Jeanne L Eckenrode, Cresson, on 28 Dec 1946. Retired from Carpenters Union Local 1419, Johnstown. WWII Vet, US Army Air Force. Preceded by sis Stella Betz & bro Ret Col John R Hoover. Survived by wife; daus Joan w/o William Schettig , Glenwood Springs, CO; & Gayle w/o Joseph Nagy, Pittsburgh; son Dr William Hover h/o Lesyle, Glenwood Springs; gchdn: Amy Schettig w/o Dan Lambert; Collier & Rachel Schettig; Chloe Meadows; & Karl & Stefan Nagy; & step-gchdn: Linsey & Krysta Grigsby. Also sis': Lottie Walsh, Cresson; & Violet w/o Joseph Madigan, South Fork; bros Robert J Hoover h/o Florence, Altoona; & Patrick Hoover h/o Betty, Vero Beach, FL & numerous neices & nephews. Mem'l mass 8am Sat Oct 13, St Francis Xavier Cath Ch, Cresson. Cremation arrangements by Per William Bell , funeral director of Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, Glenwood Springs.

[NI151152] Mock - Kenneth K., 78, J-town R.D. 4, d 14 May 1991, Memorial Hosp., b 14 Nov 1912, Mine 40, s/o Frank & Sadie (Shaffer) Mock. Preceded by parents, infant son & 2 sis.s. Survived by widow, Virginia LaRosse; dau., Virginia w/o Joseph Burkhardt, Monrovia, MD; 4 gchldn & 3 ggchldn. Bro/o Alice Neptune & Louella Talmon, both OH; Violet Weaver, Fort Meyer, FL; & Avery (Bud), Elton. Memb. Faith UM Ch. Retired from M. Glosser & Sons. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Thu, Geisel Funeral Home, Dale, where services held 10 am Fri, Rev. Francis Storer. Bur., Richland Cem.

[NI151192] 1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PAEnumerated 5 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
129B 68 27 28 Umberger Henry Head W M Mar 1859 41 M 12 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O F F 25
129B 69 27 28 Umberger Flora Wife W F Feb 1864 36 M 12 7 6 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
129B 70 27 28 Umberger Clara Daughter W F Oct 1888 11 S PA PA PA 6 Yes Yes Yes
129B 71 27 28 Umberger Lulu Daughter W F June 1890 9 S PA PA PA 6
129B 72 27 28 Umberger William Son W M Aug 1892 9 S PA PA PA 5
129B 73 27 28 Umberger Arthur Son W M Nov 1893 6 S PA PA PA
129B 74 27 28 Umberger Jacob Son W M Jan 1897 3 S PA PA PA
129B 75 27 28 Umberger Annie Daughter W F Jan 1899 4/12 S PA PA PA

[NI151219] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Waldo I Holsopple Age: 30 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 9141 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0869 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Lilian 20, PA
Son Ivan NR, PA

[NI151262] 1850 Census Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, PA
51 52 BERKEY Jacob C.* 30 M Laborer
Magdeline 25 F
David 7 M
Moses 4 M
1870 Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 11 Aug H. J. Boyts
3 71 68 Berkey Jacob C. 50 M W Farmer 1,500 600 PA
Berkey Magdalena 45 F W wife PA
Berkey Catharine 19 F W at home PA

[NI151263] The Gospel Herald, 2-16-1911 Berkey.--Magdalena Berkey died at the home of her son, Dec. 25, 1910; aged 85 y. 8 m. 13 d. She was m to Jacob C. Berkey, who preceded her to the glory world ten yrs ago. To this union were b 2 sons & 1 daug. One boy & girl preceded her to the glory world. She was a member of the Amish Menn Ch. Funeral servs were held at Stahl Ch, Johnstown, PA, on Dec. 27, by S. G. Shetler in German & James Saylor & L. A. Blough in English.

[NI151267] 1850 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
44 Hershberger, Henry 33 M Farmer - 1000 Acres
Hershberber, Nancy 32 F
Hershberger, Mary 11 F
Hershberger, Lydia 8 F
Hershberger, Eliza 6 F
Hershberger, Sarah 2 F
Hershberger, Louisa 8 mo F
1870 Census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Jun H. J. Boyts
3 120 116 Hershberger Henry 53 M W farmer 400 Pa
Hershberger Nancy 53 F W wife Pa
Hershberger Sally 22 F W domestic servant Pa
Hershberger Louisa 20 F W At Home Pa
Hershberger Nancy 18 F W At Home Pa
Hershberger Lauarin 16 F W At Home Pa
Hershberger Francis 14 F W At Home Pa
Hershberger Catharina 12 F W At Home Pa
Hershberger Susanna 10 F W At Home Pa

[NI151271] John Wonders was a boatman on the Leech Line of the old Johnstown Canal.
1850 Federal Census Summerhill Twp., Cambria Co., PA
199 202 Wonders John 33 M Farmer 600 Pa
Elizabeth 27 F Pa
Maria 4 F Pa
Henry 2 M Pa
Obit Fri Jan 6 1899 Johnstown Trib-Demo. JOHN WONDERS, an aged resident of Adams Twp., d 10 am yesterday at his home near the Keiper Schoolhouse, a short distance from the village of Elton. Mr. Wonders had been troubled with rheumatism, & on Tue this wk he was stricken with paralysis, which caused his death; b Feb 9 1817, Napier Twp., Bedford Co. His parents d many yrs ago. A sis, Mrs. Pringle, lives at Summerhill. Mr. Wonders was a farmer all his life, & 3 yrs ago moved from Bedford Co to the farm on which he d. He was m over 50 yrs ago to Elizabeth Pringle, & his wife & the following chldn survive him; John W. & George Wonders, 6th ward, this city; Jacob, 7th ward; Daniel, Forest Co; Kate, w/o Frank W Otto, 17th Ward; Mrs. David Small, Summerhill; Mrs. William Snyder, 1st ward; Mrs. Samuel Thomas, 7th ward; Mrs. John Fleegle, Ryot, Bedford Co, & Mrs. Maggie Thomas, who resided in this Co. Henry Wonders, another son, has been dead for a no. of yrs. The funeral will leave the Wonders home at 8:30 am tomorrow for the Pringle Ch., Summerhill, where Rev. N. S. George, South Fork UEC will conduct the obsequies, bur ch cem. The deceased was a lifelong memb United Evangelical Ch. His headstone reads: AT REST JOHN WONDER Born Feb 7, 1817 Died Jan 5, 1899 "Light is Sown for the Righteous And Gladness for the Upright in Heart"

[NI151273] 1850 Census Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 28 Thos Hughes
13 252 257 McCreary Thomas 60 M Farmer 4,000 Pa
McCreary Hannah 30 F Pa
McCreary Thomas 20 M Farmer Pa
McCreary Jane 12 F Pa
McCreary Elizabeth 5 F Pa

[NI151274] Bedford Co. PA Wills Vol. 4 pg 555. Henry Wonder of Napier Twp probated 4 Apr 1868. I, Henry Wonder of the Twp of Napier, in the Co of Bedford, & State of PA being of sound mind & memory & considering the uncertainty of this frail & transitory life do therefor make ordain publish & declare this to be my last Will & Testament that is to say: 1st; After all my lawful debts are pd & discharged the residue of my estate real & personal I give bequeath & dispose of as follows to wit. To my beloved wife, the land & appurtenances situated thereon known & described as the Abner Griffeth tract lying in the Twp of Napier, Co of Bedford, State of PA. Together with all the person property thereon during the term of her natural life, or during her widowhood, she is to let the farm or have it croped by my 2 sons Stephen & Jacob Wonders, they to deliver 1/3 of the grain to her in the bushel, & feed, the hay to the stock, & after her death, all my personal property to be sold, expences taken out, the remainder to be equally divided among my heirs, Stephen & Jacob Wonders. Is to crop the farm, 2 seasons after her death by giving the 1/3 net of all the produce raised on the farm, hay in stack, & grain in the bushel yrly to be divided equally among my heirs, & 2 yrs after, her death, the farm to be sold, expences, taken out & the remainder equally divided among my heirs. To my son John, the entire use, controle & profit of the Conley farm, situate in Napier Twp for the entire mentainance, & support of Samuel Shaffer during Shafer's natural life, & 2 yrs after it, at the expiration of the 2 yrs after Shaffer's death, I desire the Conley farm to be sold, the proceeds, or money resulting from this sale & that before named, I give & beqeth unto my lawful heirs, viz Susannah Bisel, Elizabeth Long, Catharine Ernest, Sarah Pringle, Mary Pringle, John Wonder, Stephen S. Wonder, Lydia Wonder, Margaret Muller, Jacob S. Wonder, Julian Wonder, Daniel S. Wonder to be divided equally between them, share & share alike. I likewise make, & constitute & appoint my sons, Stephen S. Wonder & Daniel S. Wonder to be my Executors of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto my name & affixed my seal 5 Mar1868. Henry Wonder (seal) witnesses: John Wonder Jeremiah McCreary A. Smith
1850 Census Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 29 Thos Hughes
32 278 283 Wonders Henry 55 M Farmer 1,200 Pa
Wonders Mary 49 F Pa
Wonders Sarah 24 F Pa
Wonders Mary A 22 F Pa
Wonders John 20 M Farmer Pa
Wonders Stephen 18 M Farmer Pa
Wonders Lydia 16 F Pa
Wonders Juliann 14 F Pa
Wonders Margaret 12 F Pa
Wonders Jacob 10 M Pa
Wonders Daniel 7 M Pa
Shaffer Samuel 30 M * Pa "Insane, *occupation may be Farmer"

[NI151281] 1850 Census Bedford Twp., Bedford Co., PA pg 28A Aug 12 Thos Hughes
17 154 163 Sell Henry 21 M Farmer 3,000 Pa
Sill Mary 26 F Pa
Sill Susana 20 F Pa
Misner William 25 M Laborer Germany

[NI151282] Johnstown Trib 9/11/1901MRS. ISAAC PRINGLE d Sun eve at her home on Pringle Hill, 2 mis east of Summerhill, aged 78 yrs. She suffered a stroke of paralysis 9 yrs ago, which rendered her helpless, latterly being bedfast. She was one of the oldest persons in the community in which she lived & was highly esteemed. Mrs. Pringle is survived by her husb & 4 chldn; Lester, a P.R.R. engineer; Mary Jane, w/o Oil City resident; Sadie & Maggie, at home. The funeral was held at 2 pm this afternoon with bur cem near the Pringle Cem. // Johnstown Wkly Trib Sep 13 1901 Mrs. Isaac Pringle, Sarah, w/o Isaac Pringle, d at her home in Summerhill Twp Sun eve, Sep 8 1901, of paralysis, with which she was stricken on May 26 1892. Mrs. Pringle's maiden name was Sarah Wonders. She was b Schellsburg, Bedford Co, Apr 3 1826. She is survived by her husb & 4 chldn: D. L. Pringle, Pitcairn; Jennie, w/o J. F. Barnes, Waterford, Erie Co, & Maggie & Sadie, at home. Mrs. Julia Dunmire, 17th Ward; Mrs. H. S. Miller, Helixville, PA & Mr. Jacob Wonders, Croyle Twp, are sis' & bro of Mrs. Pringle. During her long illness Mrs. Pringle had the constant attention & care of her daugs, Misses Maggie & Sadie, as well as the tender sympathy & solicitude of her husb & other chldn. Abt 2wks ago she was stricken with her last illness & calmly passed away at the time stated. The funeral, which took place Wed afternoon, after servs in Evang Ch on Pringle Hill, conducted by Rev. D. S. Poling, South Fork, assisted by Revs. A. Davison, of Wilmore, & G. K. Allen, of Summerhill, was well attended. It was a large assemblage of people of all religious denominations & was an eloquent tribute to the memory of one who was universally esteemed in her neighborhood as a faithful Christian wife, mother, & friend. Bur in the cem near the church.

[NI151283] Johnstown Trib 11/23/1904 Funeral of Isaac Pringle, who d at his home in Summerhill Twp Mon morn, will take place tomorrow afternoon, bur Pringle Hill Cem. The deceased was a s/o Mr. & Mrs. George Pringle & spent his entire life in Summerhill Twp. He was b within a half mile of the place where he d. His son Lester is a well-known engineer on the PA RR & resides at Pitcairn. A m daug lives in Erie & 2 single daugs, Misses Maggie & Sarah Pringle, at home. Martin Pringle, of near Summerhill, is a bro of the deceased.

[NI151286] JOHN WONDERS WAS DEDICATED JUL 20 1893, John Wonders at age 35 was probably drafted by 1863 draft for men between 20 & 45. It was unequal in the way that it was applied since $300 would negate the obligation. It particularly hit hard farmers in the age bracket of John Wonders who had families with chldn under 14 who were too young to work the farm. Because of the unfairness of the draft soldiers would say abt the Civil War that "it was a rich man's war & a poor man's fight." The draft was extremely unpopular in many areas of the north. He wrote 2 brief letters to his wife Elizabeth The dates are hard to decipher. Jun 9 1864. Henry left here for home. (This probably was Elizabeth's bro Henry Miller PA Vols, 100th Reg't Co K) Francie doing poorly Jun 12 1865 (Apr 9 1865 Lee surrenders) Henry got home O.K. Got home & received his pay for his serv. Jul 5th (same letter?) The army is being disbanded but they do not know when they will be home. "when me & Jacob make our draw it will be a good bit bigger for we had got over 1 yr of pay coming to us now." (the letter has no stamp) (Jacob is probably John's bro)

[NI151294] 1850 Federal Census Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA Taken Aug 28, 1850 by Thos Hughes
7 274 279 McCreary Amos 65 M Farmer 800 Pa
8 274 279 McCreary Mary 51 F Pa
9 274 279 McCreary John 23 M Miller Pa
10 274 279 McCreary Joseph 19 M Laborer Pa
11 274 279 McCreary Jeremiah 16 M Laborer Pa
12 274 279 McCreary Benjamin 14 M Pa
13 274 279 McCreary Paul 9 M Pa

[NI151304] Cambria Herald, Mar 14 1894 DEATH OF MRS. MARY PRINGLE Mrs. Mary Pringle, relict of the late Jacob Pringle, of Summerhill Twp, d at the homestead near Wilmore, Sat 6 pm Mar 10, aged 64 yrs. Mrs. Pringle's name was Mary Rorabaugh, sis of Yoric Rorabaugh, of Wilmore, & she m Jacob Pringle 1851. She was the mother of 11 chldn: 6 boys & 5 girls. Lizzie, the eldest, d at age of 6 yrs. The surviving membs of the family are: Daniel, Joseph, & William, engineers, of Conemaugh, all m; David & Jordan, who reside at home & are single; Amanda, w/o J. H. McKisson, Bradford, McKean Co; Ella, single & residing at home; Ida, w/o James Foster, fireman PARR, of Conemaugh; Celia, residing at home. Her bur in Pringle Hill Cem on Tue.

[NI151308] 1910 PA Miracode
Joseph Pringle 46 PA Cambria, E Conemaugh Head of Household
Wife Annie E 41 PA
dau Myrtle E 17 PA
dau Ivy 15 PA

[NI151314] Cambria Freeman, Fri Sep 8 1899 Mrs. Ella, w/o William Humphrey, d at her home in Cambria twp., South of Ebensburg, on Sat night, aged abt 35 yrs. She is survived by her husb & infant chld. (She is Ella d/o Jacob & Mary (Rorabaugh) Pringle. Her infant boy d, only 4 ds old. They are both bur at Lloyds cem.)

[NI151325] Johnstown Tribune 8/4/1913 MARTIN C. PRINGLE, AGED 81 YRS, DEAD. Wilmore, Aug 4 Martin C. Pringle, 81yrs old, a well-known farmer residing on Pringle Hill, d 12:10 am last night. His funeral will be Wed, bur Pringle Hill Cem.

[NI151341] Daily Trib, Johnstown, Tue Sep 2 1902, pg 5, col 3; Mark Pringle d of Kidney trouble at his home, Conemaugh at 1:50 am today after an illness of 2 yrs. The funeral will take place at 9:30 am Thu from Conemaugh UBC, where Rev. H. A. Buffington, the pastor , will conduct the obsequies. Bur Headrick's Cem. Mark Pringle was b near Wilmore 44 yrs ago s/o Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Pringle, deceased. He was a bro/o William & Paul Pringle, Franklin Boro, & Mrs. D. W. Coulter & Mrs. David Corter, Conemaugh. The deceased is survived by his wife, whose maiden name was KNEE; 3 sons & a daug. Mr. Pringle was employed by the Cambria Steel Co up until the time he took sick in 1900. He was a lifelong memb UBC.

[NI151350] From Biographical & Porttrait Cyclopedia of Cambria Co., PA 1896. DAVID W. COULTER, the present popular & efficient sheriff of Cambria Co., PA, s/o William & Mary (Walters) Coulter, & b Johnstown this Co., May 10 1841. Sheriff Coulter's gfather Coulter was a native & life-long resident of Centre Co., this State, whilst his father, William Coulter, was also a native of the same Co., b 1821, & d in Blair Co., this State, in 1895. He m Mary Walters, & they had 4 chldn: David W., the subject of this biography; William, who serve in Federal army in Battery B, 1st PA artillery, & was killed in Petersburg, Jun 1863; Henry, who serv a long term in the Civil War, & is now a jeweler in New Orleans, LA; & Mary M., w/o James Simmons, who resides at South Fork, this Co. Sheriff Coulter & Ms Eliza J. Pringle, d/o Daniel Pringle of this Co., m Dec 3 1857, & they had 6 chldn: William P., engaged in gen merchandizing at Conemaugh, m Blanche Fisher; David P., m Leonora Thomas, is also a resident of Conemaugh, where he conducts a meat market; Annie m George Parks, who resides at Rockwood, Somerset Co., this State; Mary E., the relict of Henry Fite, resides at Conemaugh, & Izora w/o James S. Gettemy, of Conemaugh. Sheriff Coulter was brought up on a farm, & obtained his education in the public schools of his native Co. Reared on a farm, he naturally took up the avocation, & followed it until the breaking out of the Civil War. In Aug 1862, he enlisted in co G, 149th PA Vol inf, & serv until the latter part of Jun 1865. Sheriff Coulter was a brave soldier & bore himself well, participating in all the engagements of his regt, from Gettysburg until the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, which marked the downfall of the Southern Confederacy. He saw much hard fighting, & was seriously wounded in the knee at Hatche's run. Returning from the Federal serv, he embarked in mercantile pursuits at Conemaugh, & continued successfully in the same until Nov 1894, when he was elected sheriff of Cambria Co.. He is a prominent & active Republican in politics, & filled various local offices prior to his election to the shrievalty. He is prominently identified with many secret & fraternal organizations. A memb of Cambria Lodge, No 278, F. & A. M.; Portage Chapter, No. 95, R. A. M.; Oriental Commandery No. 61, K.T., of Johnstown; O'Cyrus Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. of Pittsburg. He is also a memb of Corona Lodge, No. 999, IOOF; Castle No. 140, K. of G. E.; Conemaugh Lodge, No. 402, K. of P.; & Council No. 137, Jr. O. U. A. M., all of Conemaugh. He takes a lively interest in the G. A. R., & is a memb of Post No. 30, at Johnstown. He is a memb of UBC Johnstown, to which he is a liberal contributor. Sheriff Coulter is affable & congenial as a companion, & popular & efficient as an official. Public-spirited & energetic, he takes a commendable & active interest in all public improvements, which have for their object the good of the people.

[NI151359] Johnstown Trib Mon eve, Nov 2 1914, p. 20 col. 3; Joran P. Pringle expires out in NV. Old Johnstowner, who serv in 133d Reg't, P.V.I., passed away at Reno. Jordan P. Pringle, who was identifed with one of the pioneer families of Johnstown, d yesterday at his home in Reno, NV, where he made his home since leaving Johnstown, some 40 yrs ago. His death was due to general debility. Jordan Pringle, who with the late Wesley J. Rose & Walter Edson, bought out the late S. H. Smith's foundry & carpenter shop in 1854 & conducted it until 1864 under the name of Pringle, Rose & Edson. This establishment was located on the present site of the Gautier works of Cambria Steel Co & was sold to Johnstown Mechanical Co near the close of the Civil War. Jordan P. Prignle's mother d Johnstown & his father expired in AL. During the Civil War Jordan P. Pringle serv as a pvt in Co. A, 133d Reg't, P.V.I., which was recruited in Johnstown in Aug 1862. His capt was the late John Downey, with Powell Stackhouse, of Wallingford, Philadelphia as 1st Lt, & the late John B. Hay as 2nd Lt. In 1868 Mr. Pringle & Miss Emma Shryock, d/o William L. & Nancy Royer Shryock, were m at Baker's Furnace, Indiana Co, by Rev. Dr. Reuben A. Fink. Mrs. Pringle is a sis of George K. Shryock, Westmont. Mrs. Pringle survives her husb with 2 daugs, Miss Lydia Pringle, at home, & Maude, w/o John Housechild, Reno. Jordan Pringle was an employee of the Oregon short Line RR Co for many yrs.

[NI151375] Daily Trib, Johnstown, Fri Eve, Feb 22 1918, p 3 col 4; Funeral of Mrs. Howard Lavis, who d Wed eve at Mem Hosp, will take place from Lavis home at 2 pm tomorrow when servs will be conducted by Rev. Dr. J. L. L. Ressler, pastor Conemaugh UBC. Bur Headrick's cem, above Conemaugh. Mrs. Lavis, nee Violet Fite, was a memb Conemaugh UBC, having united with it during the Sun evangelistic campaign in the fall of 1913. Besides her husb & 2 bros, Mrs. Lavis is survived by a sis, Miss Eva Fite, an accountant in Custer's store, Conemaugh.

[NI151383] The Johnstown Trib Wed Eve, Feb 26 1936. Mrs Anna Sharp, 81, passes away - d at home of son in Ligonier twp, Bur Fri. Ligonier, Feb 26; Mrs. Anna J. Sharp, 81, d 3:15 am this morn at the home of her son, Ralph A. Sharp, Ligonier twp. She was the w/o Joseph Sharp, who preceded her in death 5 yrs ago. Mrs. Sharp removed to this dist 2 yrs ago after living a long time on Pringle Hill, near Wilmore. These chldn survive: Samuel L. & William P. Sharp, Conemaugh; Allen A. Sharp, Meyersdale; Oliver P. Sharp, Wilkinsburg; Mrs. J. B. Pringle, Chester Co, & Ralph A. Sharp, Ligonier twp. 15 gchldn; 12 ggchldn also servive. Funeral servs will be held Fri 10:30 am in the Ralph A. Sharp home. Additional servs conducted Fri afternoon in the UBC at Pringle Hill. Bur in Ch Cem.

[NI151398] Gospel Herald, 3/2/1939 Baumgardner. Lovina (Blough) b Somerset Co., PA, Mar 16 1854; d at her home, Windber. PA, Feb 15 1939; aged 84 y. 10 m. 29 d; d/o Christian C. & Pollie (Mishler) Blough. She m Henry Weaver, who d 50 yrs ago. Later she m John Baumgardner, who passed away in 1913. The surviving chldn of 1st husb are 2 sons & 4 daus. One daug, w/o Daniel Shetler, d 1925. Besides the chldn, she is survived by 12 gchldn, 6 ggchldn, & 3 sis'. 2 bros & 3 sis' preceded her to the grave. She was a faithful memb Mennonite Ch for many yrs. For the last 15 yrs she has been blind & has had several sieges of severe sickness. She was a faithful attendant at ch even during her blindness. Funeral servs conducted in the home & in Weaver Ch by S. G. Shetler & Hiram Wingard. Her body was laid beside her 1st husb in Weaver Mennonite Cem, RIchland Twp., Cambria Co., PA

[NI151400] Herald of Truth, Vol XXXV # 1 Jan 1 1898 pg 13, 14. BAUMGARTNER. On 13 Nov 1897, Cambria Co, Pa, Hannah, w/o Jonathan Baumgartner, aged 67y 2m 28d. She was bur on 15th at Weaver Menn MH. Funeral servs by Jonas Blauch & Samuel Gindlesperger.

[NI151401] Gospel Herald Feb 16 1939 Lehman, Jacob C., s/o Levi & Kathryn Lehman, d Nov 17 1938 aged 78y 3m. His death came after a prolonged period of illness. He had been a resid of Cambria Co, PA, for many yrs, having retired 5 yrs ago & since resid with his dau Mrs. Harvey Horner. His wife preceded him in death 8 yrs ago. Surviving are 10 chdn, 47 gchdn, 25 ggchdn. He had been a memb Pleasant Grove Menn Ch many yrs. Funeral servs conducted in the home by a minister of COB & at Elton Evang Ch by Sanford G. Shelter.

[NI151402] Johnstown Trib Jul 22 1899 The Late Levi Wissinger. Additional Facts of Interest Contributed by a Neighbor. A neighbor of the deceased, who knew him well, contributes the following additional facts concerning the late Levi Wissinger, whose death at his home near Walnut Grove was noted in these columns last eve: It is with a profound sense of sorrow that we note the death of our honored citizen, Mr. Levi Wissinger, who d at his home in Stonycreek Twp on Jul 21 1899. Mr. Wissinger was b Conemaugh Twp Mar 15 1826, his father, Daniel Wissinger being one of the original pioneers in this section & a bro of Levi Wissinger, Cambria Co's remarkable centennarian, {sic} lately deceased. Mr Wissinger was m Mar 21 1850 to Elizabeth Wissinger, d/o George Wissinger. This union was blessed with 11 chldn all of whom survive, & whose names were published in the Trib yesterday. After m he located in Adams Twp, but in 1852 returned to Conemaugh, now Stonycreek Twp, residing there until his death. In 1854 he was elected Sec of the School Board of that Twp, & for 45 yrs continuously serv the citizens in various offices of public trust faithfully & well. Mr. Wissinger leaves to mourn his loss his aged & respected wife, & besides the 11 chldn, 37 gchldn, 6 ggchldn, & his friends who loved him for his many kindnesses. Ever ready to assist in sickness & to relieve suffering his was the life of a true Christian & he d fully trusting, believing, as he said, "There is not a cloud between me & Him who sent me." Mr. Wissinger was a consistent member of the German Bapt Breth Ch of Walnut Grove, at which place the funeral will be held Sun 1:30 pm.
1850 Federal Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 9 Nov by Henry Cook
25 132 138 WISSINGER Levi 25 M Carpenter PA
26 132 138 WISSINGER Elizabeth 18 F PA

[NI151407] Orphans Court Somerset Co., PA: 11/27/1822: Susanna Mishler late Susanna Berkey, Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA petitioned for a guardian for her son Joseph Yoder under 14; nominated Joseph Yoder s/o Christian who was appointed.

[NI151411] Philipp Jacob Wunder was a resident (Beisitzer), but not a citizen of Liebenzell. All residents (inhabitants who were not citizens) in the Duchy of Wurttemburg had to pay an annual fee to the bailiff. Herr Wollmershauser discovered an entry in the annual account of the bailiff & revenue official at Liebenzell of the account of the bailiff & revenue official at Liebenzell of 1716/1717 which indicated the Jacob Wunder came from Oberbettringen, near Schwabisch Gmund. The parish registers of the Catholic parish of Oberbettringen start in 1577. Extract from the Church Record Books of Evangelical Parish Bad Liebenzell
Liebezell Infantes (Child) Parentes (Parents) Patrini (Sponsors)
d. l.7bris XXIV
Stephanus Philipp Jacob Wunder Stepphan Herman Beck et Hans
Went in 1751 et Maria Catharina ux. uxor (wife) Dorothea.
to PA Jerg Burckart; Beckh. (baker) Anna Maria Engelfridin N.
Philipp Jacob WUNDERER & his wife Maria Catharina first appeared in the Liebenzell Protestant parish registers in 1715. A few yrs later the surname became WUNDER. "According to the Etymologisches Worterbuch der Deutschen Familienamen" by Joseph Karlmann Brechenmacher, Vol.2 (1963) pg. 837, the name WUNDERER 1st denoted someone who does strange things or has a strange appearance. References to bearers of the name in 1262 (WUNDER), 1345 (WUNDERER) & 1363 (WONDRER) are given. Please note that the middle ages German is closer to the old English than both languages are to each other today, so the name WUNDER(ER) is closely related with the verb "to wonder". The change from the name WUNDERER to WUNDER is simply derived from the laziness of the Liebenzell people to Pronounce the whole name." The parish registers of the Catholic parish of Oberbettringen start in 1577 which is very early for this area. The strongest population movement was after the end of the 30 Yrs War (1618-1648). In the following decades until abt 1700, many people from abroad came to southern Germany to attend the empty farmsteads. If your WUNDER ancestors lived in the Schwabisch Gmund area before 1650 or so, one may assume they have been there for generations. Philipp Jacob Wunderer d. age 68 Sep 14 1745 Liebezell, Duchy of Wurttemberg. Places of residence: Oberbettringen prior to 1715; Liebenzell 1715-1745. 1716/1727 fee pd to rev. official of Liebenzell because Jacob was from Oberbettringen. Ch Affiliation Cath. Military Record: Musketier. From Wonders Family Reunion Aug 5 1990 Logan Co. Grange Hall Belefontaine, OH by Jane Wonders Stitt "Summary: An abstract from the prot. parish register of Liebenzell, now Bad Liebenzell. Stephanus Wunder was born or baptized on l Sept. 1726 as s/o Philip Jacob Wunder & his wife Maria Catharina. Sponsors; Stephan Hermam baker & wife Dorothea; Jerg Burckart baker, Anna Maria Engeiffid. A later addition to the baptism entry indicates: moved to PA in 1751. Probate RECORD Taken on 22 Oct 1745 in Liebenzell in the presence of Johann Georg Gwinner Orphan Judge & Johann Stephan Herrmann, both Court members. Inventory & Probate record in the estate of Late Philipp Jacob Wunder, resident here, catholic, & his wife Maria Catharina, protestant.Maria Catharine has died on 31 Aug this yr & her husb on 14 Sep this yr. The 5 intestate heirs have applied for an inventory & probate records, declaring that want to separate the property of the two unmarried sons. The inventory is taken although not all chldn are present. The intestate heirs are the children 1. Maria Dorothea wife of Christian Richter, corporal in the Austrian Regiment Barenclau, absent 2. Philipp Jacob, married with Maria nee Schweizer at Talheim, district of Tuttlingen, present. 3 Hanns Georg, musqueteer in the company of major von Francken in the Wurttemberg Kreis - infantry - regiment, present. 4.Johann Michael, unmarried, present 5.Stephen, unmarried, present. The present sons have taken an oath they would truely reveal all property Pgs 4 to 18 (with the inventory & other information) were not copied. The probate record was completed on 2 Nov 1745 with the agreement of all heirs. With the signatures of the bailiff; the orphan judges Gwinner & Herrmann, & of Phillipp Jacob Wunder, Johann Michael Wunder & Steffan Wunder.

[NI151416] From Lower Bermudican Ch Records of Rev. Jacob Lischy, 1745-1769 GEORGE HEINRICH WUNDER, s/o Stephen & Margaretha, born Aug 28 1766 (at noon), bapt Jan 22 1767. Sponsors: Georg & Anna Elizabeth Heckele. 20 Sep 1831, Made his will, Will File #4303, Washington Twp., York Co., PA

[NI151418] From Lower Bermudian Church Records of Rev. Jacob Lischy, 1745-1769 ANNA ELIZABETH DUNER, d/o Stephen & Maria Margaretha, born March 29, 1768, bapt. May 3, 1768. Sponsors: Georg & Anna Elizabeth Heckele.

[NI151420] d in infancy

[NI151421] Johnstown Tribune, 2/23/1866 Died at his residence near Wilmore on the 12th inst., John Pringle, aged about 70 years

[NI151424] d in infancy

[NI151425] d in infancy

[NI151426] d in infancy

[NI151430] d in infancy

[NI151435] d in infancy

[NI151436] d in infancy

[NI151437] d in infancy

[NI151438] 1850 Federal Census Summerhill Twp., Cambria Co., PA
224 229 Pringle Daniel 31 M Farmer Pa
Mary 32 F Pa
Eliza I. 9 F Pa
William 1 M Pa

[NI151441] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 9 Nov by Henry Cook
25 111 117 STULL Elizabeth 60 F 2,880 PA
26 111 117 STULL Susan 28 F PA
27 111 117 STULL Jacob 26 M Laborer PA
28 111 117 STULL Daniel 23 M Farmer PA
29 111 117 STULL Leah 18 F PA

[NI151454] Notes for Adam Orris: Adam was believed to be a shoemaker although not his primary trade, which was farming. Adam & Catherine moved from Franklin Co., PA to Cambria Co. in the 1820's. When Catherine d. Adam m. Martha & left Johnstown area & his chldn by Catherine. He, Martha & new family went to Armstrong Co. Ruey, his dau. "tells of how each fall he would go to Johnstown to see his chldn from his 1st marriage. On returning from one trip he became seriously ill, they sent for the reverend to minister his final rights in German." She also made the comment "Father was a great Bible student. Many would come to him with passages they did not understand." Abt 1851 the family moved to Capt.TRUBY's Farm near the ROSES. [Noel Orris, 1999]

[NI151460] 1850 Census Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 20 Thos Hughes
1 98 100 Blackburn Thomas 54 M Farmer 1,000 Pa 3 3 written in school
Blackburn Sarah 48 F Pa
Blackburn Maria 28 F Pa
Blackburn Nathan 19 M Laborer Pa
Blackburn Elizabeth 14 F Pa
Blackburn Henry 16 M Laborer Pa
Blackburn Sarah 6 F Pa

[NI151465] 1850 Census Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 20 Thos Hughes
8 99 101 Blackburn John B 46 M Smith 400 Pa 1 1 or in school
Blackburn Catharine 28 F Pa
Blackburn George 8 M Pa
Blackburn Rebecca 2 F Pa

[NI151472] 1850 census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Nov Henry Cook
36 19 19 FOUST John 65 M Carpenter PA
FOUST Dolly 55 F PA
FOUST Ebenezer 20 M Laborer PA

[NI151474] Copy of the Will of George Bosher or Bashore as translated from German (original & translation are in the Register of Wills - Clerk of Orphans' Court of Berks Co 2nd floor, Courthouse, Reading, PA 19601-3581 - Will Book 3-72) In the name of God, amen. This 16 May 1785, I Georg Bosher of Bethel Twp in Berks Co & Province of PA, a freeholder, am now sick in body, but God be thanks in sound memory & understanding thereby. Considering my morality & know that it is appointed for all people to die, therefore make & ordain this my last will & testament. 1stly, I commit my soul in the hands of God that gave it & my body to the earth to bury me in honest & Christian manner, at the discretion of my executors & touching my timely goods or estate wherewith God before me in this life. I give & bequeath the same on following manner & form. 1stly, it is my will & do order that my son Michael Bosher shall have my place that I have for an heritage & evermore 7 acs & 3/4 of stump & the woodland where joins on Daniel Bosher. This is my will that he, namely Michael Bosher shall have forever. Further is my will that & order that my son Michael Bosher shall have the 4 horses & 2 wagons, 1 plow & 1 harrow & 1 heffer. Further is my will that my son Michael Bosher must give out to my chldn 220 pounds further is my will & order that my son Michael must give my wife Maria Catherina fine white wheat meal, as much as she wants so long as she lives, & every yr 6 bushels of rye & 1 bushel of Indian corn, & every yr the 3rd part potatoes. That they want & supply her with wood as much as she wants to cut & haul home, & to cut it small at the house. Further I have ordered & bequeathed to my wife 2 cows. It is my will that my son Michael Bosher must keep her the cows & heffer in summer in the fence where he goes, namely the milch cattle, & further as good as in summer his own, so is further my will that Michael Bosher every yr make fat a heffer 1 yr old to kill for my wife as long as she lives, further is my will that Michael Bosher must give my wife Catharina every yr 1 fat swine of 100 pounds as long as she lives & 1 bushel of salt & peck of fine salt further every yr as long as she lives. Further is my wish & order that my wife shall have the half part in the cook & hapbige [?] Garden. Further is my will that Michael Boshar must give my wife 2 bowels of cyter, further is my will that my wife shall likewise have cyter for apple butter as much as she wants, & is my will that my wife shall have apples to dry as many as she wants, & can fetch apples in the cellar as many as she wants, further is my will that my wife Catherina shall have the half of __ & eggs as long as she lives. They may have many or __ place, further is my will & order that my son Michael shall have 2 of the heffers of my cattle to his use with this reservation until my youngest daug is grown or marriageable, then Michael Boshar must give Maria Boshar 2 cows without any retaliation, but what further be raised of the 2 heffers that belongs to Michael Boshar for him, further is my will & order that my wife shall have 3 of my sheep which she Maria & Michael Boshar must keep 2 in feed summer & winter & George Strubehauer 1, further is my will that Michael Boshar shall have 2 of my sheep to his use with this reservation till my daug Maria is marriageable then he must give her 2 but what be raised of the sheep belongs to Michael Bosher, further is my will & order that all tachlings & house furniture in the house upstairs & cellar or room & chamber in linnen in spinnings in wool principally it may have name as it will that must remain all unmoved until after the Mother, my wife Catherina's death, that my chldn shall distribute all in equal shares, further is my will & ordain that my son Michael Bosher must give my wife Catherina to __ when she wants it, further is my will & order that my wife Catherina shall have after my death 50 pounds, 40 pounds stands by Abraham till that my wife Catherina shall have, & 10 pounds I will give her in cash & my will is what my wife Catherina has remaining of this money after her death that shall be distributed among my chldn in equal shares, further is my will & order that all the money what I am worth in notes bonds books debts are all what is in my chest shall be distributed in equal shares among my 8 chldn after my death; while I have given to George Strubehauer, my son in law 50 acs of land, for his wife my daug Magdalena her heritage. So is further my will & order that George Strubehauer must give out 50 pounds among my chldn. Catherina Bosher has received of me 50 pounds namely of me George Bosher she shall have 60 pounds more. Jacob Boshar has received of me George Bosher 80 pounds at hand. He shall have 40 pounds more. Daniel Bosher has of me George Bosher 103 pounds at hand. Maria Catherina has received of me George Bosher 30 pounds. She shall have 50 pounds more. Maria Elizabeth Bosher shall have 40 pounds, further has John Boshar received his 1st heritage of me George Bosher, so is my good will that his 2 chldn each 1 shall have 10 pounds. It is my will & order that Maria Bosher shall have that piece of land on Pint Creek as her heritage for 50 pounds forever. She shall have 50 pounds more in money & shall have a dowry in house furniture & cattle like Magdalena. Further in my will & order that Maria Bosher have her dowry of my estate & desire the executors appointed that they observe it. Further is my will & order that Michael Bosher & George Strugehauer shall be free from the above date 5 yrs & when the 5 yrs is expired then they must pay every yr in payment 25 pounds. Michael Bosher must pay yrly 20 pounds & George Strubehauer 5 pounds but the last pymt is no more than 10 pounds that Michael Bosher must pay, further is my will & order that my wife Catherina has her widow just in the new house as long as she lives. Further is my will that my youngest daug Maria so long as she is single may stay by her mother in the house & to rule so long as she lives in the house, further is my will that Michael Bosher shall have all the horse gears & a large chain with the horses. Further is my will that the weaving loom shall remain where it stands till after my wife's death & then be distributed among my chldn. And lastly I do set & ordain Jacob Bosher & Daniel Bosher for my true executors of this my last will & testament & I confirm & steadfast this my last will & no other. Signed, sealed, publicly declared & acknowledged through George Bosher as his last will & testament in the presence of us the subscribers. George (seal) Bosher Christian Hautz Rudolph Lultzer Written 16 May 1785 Probated 24 Feb 1787

[NI151504] Trib-Dem, Johnstown, PA, Sat Apr 30 1983. LEHMAN, Charles Hobart, 86, Arbutus Pk Manor, formerly of Windber, d Apr 29 1983, Lee Hosp.; b Oct 2 1896, Rummel, s/o Samuel B. & Ellen (Statler) Lehman. Preceded in death by parents, & these sis' & bros, Effie, Norma, William, Laura, Oscar, Dewey, Ella, Fern & Dean. Survived by widow, former Addie Weaver, & son, Glenn, married to former Lorraine Lee, Mechanicsburg; 4 gchdn & sevl nieces & nephews. Bro of Samuel, Ida, Bertha, John & Thelma. Memb Scalp Level COB; Windber Post 137, Amer Legion; Hunter Weaver Post 795, VFW; Windber Barracks 3168; & Scalp Level Local 5229, UMWA. Army vet WWI. Retiree of former Berwind-White Coal Co. Family will rec friends 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sun at Shank-Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber (parking opposite premises), serv 11 am Mon, Rev. Edward L. Carl. Bur Richland Cem.

[NI151507] J-town Trib-Demo, Sun 26 Aug 2001. LEHMAN, Ollie, 97, Arbutus Pk Retirement Comm, d 25 Aug 2001, at her residence; b 7 Jan 1904, Somerset d/o late A J & Cora (Gnagey) Beeghley. Preceded by husb Samuel L; son Duane; sis' Verda Ross & Ruth Statler; & bros Floyd, Owen, Merritt, Glen & Lester. Survived by chdn: Ellis h/o Lora Gene Johnson, Lynchburg, VA; & Audrey Jeanne w/o Duane Erhard, Medina, OH. Also dau-in-law Sue wid/o Duane, Cincinnati, OH; 9 gchdn; 13 ggchdn; 1 gggson; & sis Gladys Klotz, Olympia, WA. Memb Walnut Grove COB. Friends reveived 7-9pm Sun Henderson-Ketterer
Funeral Home, Geistown, funeral at 10:30am Mon, Rev Michael A Clark. Bru Berkey Cem.

[NI151533] Brothers Meet - Windber - Cpl. Clayton & Pvt. Rodney Mitchell, sons/o Mr. & Mrs J. L. Mitchell, Windber R. D. 1, enjoyed a 2-day reunion in Belgium last mo. Both former Windber High School Students. Pvt. Rodney, a vet of 18 months overseas service since joining the Army on 23 Jan 1943, had been reported missing in action in France for several weeks last Sep. In civilian life he was a welder in an Annapolis shipyard. Hes wife, Doris Whittington, resides, Eastport, MD. Clayton entered the service 14 Sep 1942, & served with the engineer corps, North Africa & Europe for 29 months. Prior to entering military life he was employed in Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, MD. A3rd son of the Mitchells, Pvt. Bruce, is stationed Camp Lee, VA. following his induction into the service in April.

[NI151534] Brothers Meet - Windber - Cpl. Clayton & Pvt. Rodney Mitchell, sons/o Mr. & Mrs J. L. Mitchell, Windber R. D. 1, enjoyed a 2-day reunion in Belgium last month. Both former Windber High School Students. Pvt. Rodney, a vet of 18 months overseas service since joining the Army on 23 Jan 1943, had been reported missing in action in France for several weeks last Sep. In civilian life he was a welder in an Annapolis shipyard. Hes wife, Doris Whittington, resides, Eastport, MD. Clayton entered the service 14 Sep 1942, & served with the engineer corps, North Africa & Europe for 29 months. Prior to entering military life he was employed in Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, MD. A3rd son of the Mitchells, Pvt. Bruce, is stationed Camp Lee, VA. following his induction into the service in April.

[NI151541] Baumgardner-Mitchell - Alverta, 81, 4247 Clearshade Dr., Windber, d 10 Aug 1983, Windber Hosp., b 24 Dec 1901, Paint Twp., d/o late Frank & Sadie (Shaffer) Mock. Preceded by 1st husb., Fred Mitchell, & 2nd husb., Harry Baumgardner. Survived by stepson, Glenn S. Mitchell, New Paris, & stepdau.s, Ethel Stevenson, Akron, OH & Mary Shaffe, IN; also a number of stepgchldn & stepggchldn. Sis/o Ruth Penrod, Windber; Alice, w/o Ralph Neptune, Akron, OH; Louela, w/o Ed Tallman, Cleveland, OH; Kenneth Mock, J-town; Violet Weaver, Fort Myers, FL; & Avery Mock, Windber. Family will receive friends 2-4 & 7-9 pm Fri, Meek Funeral Home, Inc., where service held 2 pm Sat., Rev. Herbert Schimpf. Bur., Richland Cem.

[NI151548] Penrod - Mrs. Ruth E., 81, 4249 Clear Shade Dr., Windber, d 19 Jan 1986, Windber Hosp., b 5 Sep 1904, Windber, d/o Frank & Sarah Elizabeth (Shaffer) Mock. Preceded by parents; husb., Leo; son, Donald; & sis., Alverta Baumgardner. Sis/o Alice, w/o Ralph Neptune, Akron, OH; Kenneth K., m Virginia LaRosse, J-town; Violet, widow/o Ralph Weaver, Windber; Luella, w/o Edward Talmon, Parma Heights, OH & Avery S. Mock, Windber. Memb. Grace Luth. Ch., Rummel. Family receice Friends 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue, Meek Funeral Home, Inc., Windber. Service 11 am Wed, Grace Luth. Ch., Rev Bruce Yelovich. Bur., Berkey Cem.

[NI151591] Miller - Trella V., 80, Brighton St., Brighton, MI, d 25 Oct 1989, St. Joseph's Mercy Hosp., Ann Arbor, MI. b 28 Oct 1908, Windber d/o David Walter & Annie E. (Rose) Naugle. Preceded by parents; husb., Dwight R. Miller, who d 24 Mar 1974; dau., Elaine Blackburn; & several sis.s & bro.s Survived by chldn: Gerald W., m Mary Stromberl, & Linda, w/o Jerald Baron, both Salem, MI; Audrey, w/o Thomas Leith, & Miss Luella, both Brighton; 2 gsons & 2 ggchldn. Memb. Calvary UM Ch., Windber. Family receiving friends 2-9 pm Sun, George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, where service held 2 pm Mon, Rev. Oden Warman. Bur., Richland Cem.

[NI151592] MILLER, Dwight R., 64, 410 Brighton St., Brighton, MI, formerly Somerset Co, d Mar 28 1974, Univ Hosp, Ann Arbor, MI; b Aug 10 1909, Somerset Co, s/o Charles S. & Bertha (Miller) Miller. Also preceded in death by sis Mrs. Hazel Wirick. Survived by widow, Trella Naugle, & these chldn: Jerald W. m Mary Stromberg, & Linda, w/o Jerald Baron, both Saline, MI; Elaine, w/o Glenn Blackburn, New Paris; & Audrey, w/o Charles Birch, & Ms. Luella, both Brighton, MI; 3 gchldn, bro of Melville, & Verda, w/o Byron Bowman, both Hooversville; Russell, Stoystown; Rev. Charles, Celina, OH; & Gladys, w/o Robert Snyder, Cairnbrook. Memb Calvary UMC, Windber. Death breaks marriage union of 42 yrs. Family moved from this area to MI in 1958. Prayer serv at 1:30 pm Sat at Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton, MI, Rev. T. D. Bowditch. Remains will be removed to George E. Mason Funeral Home, Davidsville, where friends will be received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sun. Funeral serv 3:30 pm Mon at funeral home, Rev. Marlen Miller & Rev. J. Paul Ciampa. Bur Richland Cem.

[NI151603] Heeter - Mrs. Carrie, 69, 400 Maple Dr., Windber, d 12 Apr 1977, Windber Hosp., b 2 Jan 1908, Paint Twp., d/o William & Elizabeth (Younker) Null. Preceded by husb., Jesse W., who d 1976; sis., Elsie; & bro., Samuel. Survived by chldn: Donald E., m Joan Moors, Windber; Gene, m Sandra Betres, Long Island, NY; & Susan, w/o Michael Rogers, Burlington, NJ; 5 gchldn. Sis/o Mrs. Effie Fenton & Lottie, w/o Kenneth Fyock, both Windber. Memb. Grace Luth. Ch., Rummel. Past matron Windber chapter 403, OES. Friends received 7-9 pm Tue & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Wed, Lloyd G. Shank Funeral Home, Windber, where service held 2 pm Thur, Rev. David DeLong. Bur., Richland Cem. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Critical Care Unit, Windber Hosp. Eastern Star Services 7:30 pm Tue at funeral home.

[NI151609] Orris - George J., 90, 762 Central Ave.; 6:30 pm 6 Apr 1947, in his home. b 21 Dec 1856, Adams Twp., s/o John & Eva (Rose) Orris. A retired butcher. Surviving are widow, Mary (Murphy) Orris, & 13 chldn - Mrs. Arthur Koontz, Linden Ave.; Calvin 1002 1/2 Bedford St.; Cloyd, View St.; Miss Elizabeth Orris, Akron OH; Mrs. Joseph Long, 760 Central Ave.; Mrs. Emil Goncher, Somerset St.; Mrs Clarence Reddecliffe, 21 Cleveland St.; Mrs Rose Beaner & William Orris, both Akron; Kenneth, J-town R. D. 7; Chance, Mrs. Mabel Shaffer & Mrs. Stella Shaffer, All Windber. 17 gchldn, 10 ggchldn. Memb. Park Ave. EUB Ch. Friends received, Picking Mortuary til noon Wed when remains will be removed to Park Ave. Ch., where services held 2 pm, Rev H. H. Hummel. Bur. Dunmire Cem.

[NI151632] The executor of John Miller's estate pd for the bur of a child, not named but surely Michael, as his name was listed on his father's will but deleted from the distribution list of that will.

[NI151644] 1850 Census Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 25 Thos Hughes
7 196 200 Vore Benjamin 64 M Farmer 3,000 Pa
Vore Elizabeth 54 F Md
Vore Catharine 18 F Pa
Vore Nathaniel 17 M Farmer Pa
Dobson John 10 M Pa
Albaryh William 24 M Teacher Pa

[NI151653] Penrod - Nellie E., 86, 452 Hammersmith Dr., Indiana, d 23 Dec 1990, Indiana Hosp., b 2 Jul 1904, J-town, d/o late Wilbur & Mary Elizabeth (Kerney) Williams. Preceded by husb., Lowman M. Penrod; son Alfred; sis., Ruth Oatman; & bro.s, Paul & Clair Naugle. Survived by chldn: Twila Lewis & Mrs. Beulah McNutt, both Indiana; Mrs. Charles (Mary Jane) Overdorff, Homer City; Mrs. James (Nancy) McGarey, Clymer; & Robert L., Penn Run; 16 gchldn & 26 ggchldn. Sis/o Mrs. Alice Bloom., Mrs. Mary Jane Krise & Robert Naugle, Davis, OK. Memb Armagh UM Ch. Formerly resided Blairsville R. D. 1 for 44 yrs. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Wed Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, where funeral service held 11 am Thu, Rev. Douglas Snyder officiating. Bur., Brush Valley Methodist Cem.

[NI151654] Penrod - Alfred E., 26, Homer City R. D. 1, at 2:20 pm 29 Sep 1949, Du Bois Hosp., b 16 Mar 1923, Windber, s/o Lowman M. & Nellie (Williams) Penrod. Survived by widow, Kathleen Larson; son, Donald, & dau., Bonita; parents Blairsville R. D. 1; 1 bro., Robert, Blairsville R. D.; 4 sis.s -s Beulah McNutt State College, PA; Twila, Washington, DC; Mary Jane & Nancy, both Blairsville. Memb. Brush Valley EUB Ch. & Brush Valley Grange. He spent his early life in Windber, but lived in Brush Valley for the past 19 yrs. Served as a medical technician WWII. Services, 2pm Sun, Brush Valley Methodist Ch., Rev. Clyde W. Dietrich; Bur., Brush Valley Cem. Friends received at the late home in Brush Valley. Robinson Funeral Home, IN.

[NI151661] Memorial Card: In Memory of Twila E. Lewis, b 4 Mar 1926 Windber, PA, d 20 Mar 1996 Indiana, PA, Services Sun, 24 Mar 1996 2:30 pm Bowser-Minich Funeral Home Indiana, PA, Officiating Rev. Douglas Snyder, Interment Brush Valley Methodiat Cem., Brush Valley, PA, Arrangements by Bowser-Minich, Inc. A CAREPLUS Funeral Home, Indiana, PA

[NI151664] Penrod - Lorraine M. "Sissy," 50, Siemon Lakeview Manor Estate, Somerset, fomerly of Windber, d 12 Dec 1980, at the manor. b 16 Nov 1930, Windber, d/o late Shaffer G. & Romaine (Shaffer) Penrod. Survived by bro.s, George m Genevieve Wirick, Windber, & Shaffer G. Jr., Green Acres home, Rossiter. Private viewing & service, Rev. Kenneth Louder officiating. Family kindly requests flowers be omitted. Private interment, Rummel Cem. Arrangements Shank-Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber.

[NI151667] Rager - Barry L., 46, Horsham, PA, formerly J-town, d 17 Oct 1993, at home, b 4 Sep 1947, J-town, s/o Archie & Mildred (Crouse) Rager. Survived by parents, J-town; wife, former Sharon Thiel; sons, Jason & fiancee, Jennifer, Horsham; & Jeffrey, at home; & gchldn, Andrew & Kyle. Bro/o Daniel, m Theresa Huzina, Hampton, IL; David, m Patti Kuntzman, J-town; Ronald, m Eva Weaver, Abington, PA; & James, m Charlotte Carroll, Wichita, KS; foster sis.s, Joann Wojno, Debbie Felosky, Mary Jo Meyers & Valarie Oris; & nieces & nephews. Former employee of steel car division, J-town Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp. Memb. Pleasant Hill COB. Friends received 2-9 pm Wed, Baker Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where service held 10 am Thu, Rev. Dr. Cecil D. Hess. Bur. Benshoff Hill Cem. Those who wish may donate American Diabetes Association, in memory of Barry Rager.

[NI151680] Chapman - Ronald E., 51, 896 Mine 37, Windber, d 15 Jun 1989, Laurel, MD. b 7 Jul 1937, Letart Falls, OH, s/o late Clarence & Louise (Burri) Chapman. Survived by wife, Beverly Henderson, & chldn: Candice w/o Dennis Coulter, Windber, & Dan, m Barbara Miller, Savage, MD; gdau.s: Amy Jo & Lisa Coulter. Bro/o Jack, m Jane Wolf, Mason City, WV, & Charles, m Barbara Roush, Racine, OH. Former memb Windber Jaycees, Windber REACT & Lodge 86, FOP. Memb Windber Pistol Club & Disabled American Vets. Was Army Vet. Family will receive friends 7-9 pm Sat & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sun, Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber, where service conducted 1 pm Mon, Rev. Doris Doub. Bur., Richland Cem., with full military rite.

[NI151687] Gillum - Mrs. Mary A., 77, Maple Ridge, d 23 Jun 1979, at home, b 17 Aug 1901, Rummel, d/o James Reaghart & Odilla (Shaffer) Reaghart-Hart. Preceded by parents; husb., Grover C.; bro.s, Harrison, Clarence, Richard & Ernest; & sis.s, Edith & Maggie. Survived by sis., Mrs. Agnes Henderson, Mine 37, Windber, & several nieces & nephews. Memb Bethel UM Ch., Hollsopple. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Mon, Shank-Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber, where service held 2 pm Tue, Rev. Lawrence Raughley. Bur. Rummel Cem.

[NI151697] First appeared in Amer records in own household 24 Dec 1711, Livingston Manor, NY. Governor's Subsistance List. Came with parents on a ship from Holland in 1709

[NI151703] On Jun 4 1776, he obtained a proprietary patent for land in Pine Grove Twp (now Schuylkill Co.) which he named "Guienne" for ancestral Bashor home in Guienne, France.

[NI151708] Was elected in 1775 a delagate to the Rev convention at Lancaster, PA. Was killed in an indian raid. All other people of the settlement escaped in boats except John, who attempted to get one of the horses & ride down the river bank. Owing to the delay he was shot & killed by the Indians who also burned the house of Mr. Swartz (John's father-in-law).

[NI151722] One source says he fought with the British Army during the Rev War; Pringle Family History by Don W. Gassler; recorded by Robert Hart Pringle, grands/o Robert Pringle. The British soldier assumption came from a Bible inscription says that "Thomas Pringle was at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered." That does NOT mean he was a British Soldier. He probably serv in Amer Militia, if he serv; he does not appear in the musters with Cornwallis. The assertions of Cornwallis & Yorktown were made by Robert Hart Pringle in 1907 some 126 yrs after the fact. History of Clark Co., OH states that "Thomas fought when the French defeated the English." Any colonial serving before the Rev of course would possibly have been in the militia or the Army. But this statement shows that Thomas may have been at Braddock's defeat in the French & Indian War.

[NI151729] Jonathan Paul lived on the next property to "Heivert Papen" in 1650 in Krefeld, Germany Heivert Papen's daug was the wife of Garret Brownback. {Brambach}.

[NI151749] Christian Kern acquired several tracts of land in Hilltown & Rockhill Twps, in all abt 350 acs. 1 tract Christian & his wife & Philip Fluck & his wife, Jan 1 1775, conveyed to Henry Wismer, who, with his wife, Barbara, May 27 1794, sold the same back to Christian Kern. // DEED HENRY WISMER To CHRISTIAN KERN, 1794 This Indenture Made the 27 May 1794 between Henry Wismer of Hilltown Twp in the Co of Bucks & Commonwealth of PA yeoman, & Barbara his wife of the 1 Part, & Christian Kern of the same place Yeoman of the other Part. Witnesseth that Henry Wismer & Barbara his wife, for & in consideration of the Sum of 1000 pounds Current Law full money of PA unto them in hand pd by the said Christian Kern at & before the sealing & Delivery hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said Henry Wismer & Barbara his wife, & thereof do Acquit & forever discharge the said Christian Kern his Heirs & assigns by these presents. Have granted, Bargained, Sold, Released & Confirmed, & by these presents, do Grant, bargain, sell, Release & Confirm, unto the said Christian Kern his Heirs & assigns, all that tract or Parcel of Land Situate in Hilltown aforesaid, Beginning at a Stone Set for a Corner in Henry Siple's line in the Middle of the great Rd leading to Bethlehem from Philadelphia, thence along the said Rd by lands of Lawrence Cremer & Henry Huber North 6 Degrees East 185 perches to a Stone thence South 84 degrees West by Adam Kern's land 24 perches & 1/10ths to a Stone, thence by said land North 48 degrees, west, 80 perches to a post, thence by Hubert Cassil's & Phillip Fluck's lands, South 43 Degrees West 130 perches to a Stone, thence by Valentine Cremer's & said Siple's lands, South 48 degrees East 196 perches to the place of Beginning, Containing 123 Acs & 130 perches of Land, It being the same tract or parcel of land which the said Phillip Fluck with Barbara his Wife & the said Christian Kern with Mary his Wife, by their Indenture hearing date 31 Jan 1775 for the consideration therein mentioned did Grant & confirm unto the said Henry Wismer his Heirs & Assigns for ever, as in & by the said Indenture recorded in the Office for recording of Deeds in the Co of Bucks in Deed Bk No. 23. pg 203. And relation being thereunto had any more, & at large Appear. In Witness Whereof the Said parties to these presents hereunto, interchangeably Set their hands & Seals the day & year 1st above written. HENRY WISMER Sealed & delivered BARBARA WISMER In the presence of us Alexr Hughes James Hughes // Just 1 yr later, May 26 1795, Christian Kern & his wife, Anna Mary, conveyed 101 acs of this tract to their son, John Adam Kern. This was the homestead farm & eventually came into the possession of Henry H. Stout, son-in-law of the latter.

[NI151804] Christopher Stump's will was translated by Elizabeth Kieffer, Archivist, Fachenthal Library, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, ca 1963. The original was taken from the PA German Jan 1903, beginning on pg 229. The following preliminary & explanatory remarks by the editor preceded the will. 1. Without giving this curious yet typical Colonial PA-German will in English, it will help readers to know that "vermache" means "bequeath"; "liegendom und beweglichen Vermogen" is real & personal property; & "farbigton Bub" is colored boy. 2. This will was copied from the original now in the possession of Mr. Henry Stump, now a resident of Stouchburg, Berks Co, PA, aged 83, the ggds/o the testator on Leonhart's line. 3. The "house" spoken of in the will, where testator lived, is still standing & it with the farm bequeathed to Leonart, is now the property of Mr. Thomas Becker of Millback, Lebanon Co, where the farm is located. (Thomas Becker is descendant of Leonhart.) 4. Quite a no. of present day prominent families of Lebanon & Berks Cos are connected with original Stump. 5. The original testator is said to have been a man of remarkable physical strength, being over 6 ft in stature. He accompanied Conrad Weiser to the Midwinter Indian Conference of the 6 Nations in Northern NY. 6. The testator was twice m & his frequent references to & conditions concerning inheritance of 2nd wife as widow, is noteworthy. He had 16 chldn in all, several sets bearing same name, & owned several colored slaves as per his will. He left his eldest son 1 shilling as birthright. 7. The 2nd son, Frederick is doubtless the celebrated founder of Fredericksburg, formerly Stumpstown, of Lebanon Co, whose questionable escapades there made him flee his native heath to appear later in the wilds of TN as a notorious Pioneer. See former issue of Magazine (The PA-German Vol II Apr 1901, No. 2 containing pilgrimage article, "Over an Old State Rd." The following notes were made by the translator, Elizabeth Kieffer: The formal opening of the will is of course supplied by the scrivener who wrote the will. It is the usual form of the times. In the translation I have followed the wording of the same form as used in English wills. Careful provision to protect a 2nd wife against discrimination by her step-chldn is so common, that when such conditions are made, it can almost be assumed that this is a 2nd wife, even if not so stated. The shilling to the eldest son did not usually imply that he was otherwise disinherited. He may have received his share of the inheritance during his father's life. WILL OF CHRISTOPHER STUMP 28 Feb 1769 (He d 29 Oct 1779 Will Bk C p 578, Lancaster Co, PA) In the name of the Lord, Amen! Today on 28 Feb 1769; I Christopher Stump, of Heidelberg Twp, in the Co of Lancaster in the State of PA; Farmer: being very sick & weak; albeit having my full understanding, memory, & being of sound & disposing mind, as I ever was in my full health, for which God be praised being mindful that all men are mortal, that the day of our death is unforseeable, & that each man should make proper provision to leave this world, do make & declare, herewith, that the following is my last will & testament, namely: 1stly, I commit my immortal soul to the hand of my God, & to his eternal mercy, & my body to the earth to be bur by my executors, hereinafter named, in a Christian like manner, as it shall seem good to them. It is my wish & will & I so order it, that all my just debts & out-lying cost, shall be pd, as soon as possible after my death. Item: I bequeath to my son George Adam Stump, the sum of 100 pounds, current money of PA, which he still owes on a certain piece of land, the said land shall be made over to him as his inheritance, clear of all mortgage & debt to me. I have still another piece of land in the possession of said George Adam Stump on which he still owes me 50 pounds. Said Georg Adam Stump is to pay this sum to my executors. Furthermore, I bequeath to said George Adam Stump the sum of 1 shilling as his birthright, & no more, & the land at 100 pounds. Item: I bequeath to my son Friederick Stump, a certain piece of land at 80 pounds, which he still owes me. I empower my executors to make over this land to Friedrich Stump, clear of all mortgage & debts, as his inheritance, & nothing more. Item: I bequeath to my son George Stump, the sum of 70 pounds, current money of PA in full for his inheritance of my estate. & I authorize my executors 1st to assess from the said land the sum of which he owes me, & direct George to pay it within 2 yrs after my death. Item: It is my wish & will & I direct my executors to pay to the heirs of my deceased son Christopher Stump the sum of 10 pounds, money as above, & no more, for his or their inheritance of my estate in real & personal property. Item: I bequeath to my daug Maria, w/o Johannes Schener the sum of 50 pounds, in good money or in real or personal property as her inheritance. I empower my executors to deduct from the 50 pounds whatever her husb Johannes Schener still owes me, & they shall pay her the remainder in 2 yrs after my death. Item: I bequeath to my daug Susanna, w/o John Lineweber the sum of 50 pounds in good money, in full for her part of my estate, & this shall be her inheritance in 1 yr after my death. Item: I bequeath to my daug Margaret, w/o Ludwick Maris, the sum of 50 pounds in current money, & no more, in full for her part of my real & personal estate, which sum shall be pd to her in 1 yr after my death. Item: I bequeath to the heirs of my deceased daug Catherine, late w/o Georg Adam Bush, the sum of 1 shilling, & no more, in full, for her part of my real & personal estate, which sum shall be pd to them within 1 yr after my death. Item: I bequeath to my son Henry Stump, the sum of 100 pounds, as above, which he owes me on a certain piece of land, which land shall be given to him free of debt, for his share of the inheritance. Further, I also own a piece of Land, now in possession of the said Henry Stump, worth 50 pounds, which sum the said Henry shall pay to my executors. Item: I bequeath to my daug Magdalene, w/o William Frymer, the sum of 50 pounds, current money, for her share of my estate. I empower my executors to deduct from the said 50 pounds, such sums as she owes me, & to pay the remainder in 1 yr after my death. Item: I bequeath to my daug Susanna Stump, the sum of 50 pounds, current money, in full for her share of my estate, to be pd to her within 1 yr of my death. It is my will that all that I have left to the heirs of my chldn, shall be pd to them in full by my executors, & that they shall have no further claim on my estate. & what the chldn of my present wife inherit, to them I bequeath as follows: Item: I bequeath to my daug, Catherine, w/o Leonhart Strickler, the sum of 50 pounds, current money: this 50 pounds, the said Leonhart Strickler owes me for a piece of land which shall be turned over to him free of all debt, as her part of my estate. Item: I bequeath to my daug Julianna Stump, the sum of 50 pounds, current money, as her full share of my estate, to be pd to her within a yr of my death. Item: I bequeath to my daug Margaret Stump, the sum of 50 pounds in full for her share of my estate which shall be pd to her when she reaches the full age. & I empower my executors to pay all these legacies, & for this purpose I empower the executors & their successors, to sell my stone messuage & lot of ground, in Reading in Berks Co, as soon as can be profitably done, after my death, & I empower them, my executors & their successors, to give a deed to the buyer of the same. Item: I bequeath the whole plantation on which I now live, in Heidelberg Twp, containing abt 270 acs, to my 2 sons, namely Leonhard Stump & Christopher Stump, & to their heirs & assigns forever. That is to say, the upper part or the southern part, the one part of it as now divided -I will to Leonhart Stump, his heirs & assigns forever, on the condition that the said Leonhart Stump shall have given to my executors, 100 pounds, also that Leonhart Stump with the help of his bro Christopher Stump, shall provide a lifetime home for my widow Margaret, so long as she remains a widow & no longer. The above land shall be the property of the said Leonhart Stump, in full for his share of my real estate. Item: I bequeath to my said son Christopher Stump, the lower or north part of the above land, the one half as it is now divided, this he shall hold as his property, the Christopher Stump, his heirs & assigns forever; on which land he shall have nothing to pay except that with the help of his bro Leonhart Stump, he shall provided a home for my widow Margaret Stump so long as she shall remain my widow, & no longer; which piece of land he shall have for his part of my real estate. Item: I bequeath to my son Michael Stump 250 acs of patent land: lying beyond the Blue Mountain in Berks Co on the Machaney Creek, which the said Michael Stump shall hold, his heirs & assigns forever, without any payment or debt for the said piece of land, in full for his share of my real estate. & in case one of my above mentioned sons, namely Leonhart, Christopher & Michael shall die before they come of age, without heirs, the survivors, their heirs & assigns forever, shall divide the land, & the said survivors shall measure off to Leonhard Stickler 50 acs of the land on which I now live, adjoining Leonhart Strickler, George Holstein, & Michael Miller, & shall give a good deed to Leonhart Strickler, his heirs & assigns forever, I authorize my executors, their heirs & assigns to make such deeds & conveyances, as may be needed to accomplish my intentions, as declared in this will. Also, I bequeath to my son Leonhart Stump, my colored boy named John, & to my son Christopher Stump, my colored boy named Adam, which negroes my sons shall have when they 1st reach their legal age. I bequeath to my widow Margarette the full third part of all my possessions (excepting the blacks) & direct that she shall have everything under her command, that is to say the entire farm, & shall manage it with the help of my sons until Leonhart & Christopher reach their legal age. & shall rear her chldn from the profits & income, without demanding more from the estate & after my youngest chld comes of age, my personal property shall be divided among my 6 youngest chldn, in equal shares after the widow has taken her third & I further direct that my widow shall have her dwelling place on the plantation, in the house in which I now live. & when my sons Leonhart & Christopher take possession of the plantation, they shall build a house for my widow, as long as she remains my widow & no longer, but should she, my widow, marry, then she shall receive the third part of my personal property & no more, & shall give up her right to a home on the farm. & finally I name as my executors, Leon Strickler & George Smith, of this my last will & testament, & also name said Leonhart Strickler as guardian of my minor chldn. I declare this to be my last will & testament. /s/Christopher Stump (by his mark) Signed, Sealed, published & declared by the said testator as his last will & testament in the presence of us the subscribers. /s/John Meyer (his mark) /s/Henry Myer (his mark)

[NI151807] d young

[NI151849] THE PALATINATE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710 V. 1 pg. 90 by Henry Z Jones, Jr. states that Hans Albrecht was the father of Hans Jacob Boshaar & ch records declare Hans Albrecht as deceased in 1681. He also states that the German home of the Boshaar family was 6660 Zeibrucken, 28 km east of Saarbrucken.

[NI151868] The original name of Le Baisseur is of French origin. It literally means "one who kisses." The name has changed through the yrs by contact with English & German speaking peoples & has variously been written as LeBaisseur, Baisseur, Besor, Bashair, Beashore, Basehore & Boeshore. One Jacque Milne Le Baisseur, a French Huguenot, fled from his home in Guyenne (an area & former province in southwest France) to England abt 1610. This was after the horrible massacre of St. Bartholomew which started in Paris in 1572, & which caused intense persecutions of all the French Protestants. In 1614, he was enrolled as a member of the French Huguenot Ch in Norwich, England. From here, abt a century later, some of the descendants of Jacques, in 1708, left for NY State, arriving in Schoharie Valley, along the Hudson River. This was the period when Queen Anne of England encouraged the French Huguenots & Palatines to go to NY State instead of to PA. Her plan was to populate the Hudson Valley so as to provide a better defense against the marauding French & Indians, in what is known as Queen Anne's French & Indian War. This was really an extension of the War of the Spanish Succession then going on in Europe. Abt the same time this Boeshore family met with Conrad Weiser & other Palatines & Huguenots in NY in 1720 & joined the Schoharie immigration to the Tulpehocken country of Berks Co, PA.

[NI151876] Rigby - Frank Elwood, 68, Arcadia, CA, d 7 May 1982, Arcadia. b 31 Dec 1913, J-town, s/o Charles Phillip & Cora Mae (Shaffer) Rigby. Preceded by parents; son, Ronald D.; sis., Amanda Ellen Crouse; & bro.s, William Kenneth & Charles Bennett. Survived by dau., Mary Ruth (Rigby) Carnes, Mason, OH; gchldn, Michelle Ruth & Kessley Shannon Carnes, Mason OH. Memorial service held Mon, Arcadia.

[NI151915] Shaafer - Clifford E., 93, formerly of J-town R.D. 4, d 17 Aug 1996, Donahoe Manor Nursing Home, Bedford. b 13 Sep 1902, Upper Yoder Twp., Cambria Co., s/o Emmett & Livy (Ream) Shaffer. Prededed by parents; his wife, Mary Berkey, who d Jan 1977; 3 dau.s: Geraldine Newcomer, Florence Hillegass, & Catherine Lehman; & 2 bro.s. Survived by dau., Margaret, w/o Andrew Domonkos, Alum Bank R.D. 1; gson, Clifford E., m Shirley Himes, whom he raised; & special friend, Aggie; 19 gchldn, 49 ggchldn, 11 gggchldn. Was Protestant by faith. Formerly employed as a mechanic J-town Traction Co. & Galliker Dairy Co. Formerly operated service stations in Davidsville & Tire Hill. Family receiving friends 1 pm Tue til service 2 pm Tue, George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, Rev. Michael Van Dyke. Bur., Pleasant Dale Cem., Hooversville.

[NI151925] Pfc. Donald Statler, 20, Cited for Action in ETO - Windber - A 20-yr-old Windber youth, Pfc. Donald Statler, was recently presented the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in action on 25 Sep 1944, near Chamois, France. The young soldier, memb 45th Inf Div, sustained wounds during the battle which merited him the award, but has since recovered & is now stationed, Munich, Germany. Donald entered the armed forces 20 Sep 1943, & was sent overseas Feb 1944. For a time he was located in Italy with the 5th Army & from that country participated in the invasion of Southern France. Aft. his arrival on the continent Pfc. Statler saw duty with both the US 7th & 3rd Armies. His battle decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, The European Theater Bar with 4 campaign stars & an invasion arrowhead. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Alton Statler, reside Windber.

[NI151967] Shaffer - Kore, 82, 3306 Graham Ave., Windber, d 20 Jan 1975, at home. b 26 Sep 1892, Paint Twp., s/o Jeremiah & Pollie (Blough) Shaffer. Preceded by bro, Cloyd. Survived by widow, Nora Wirick, & chldn: Gerald, m Imogene Klotz, 210 Oak Eden Dr., J-town; Russell "Jim," m Jane Horner, 404 Dobson St.; & Erma, w/o George Jodon, 315 Kerr Dr., J-town; 6 gchldn & 10 ggchldn. Bro/o Charles, Denver, CO. Death ended m of 62 yrs. Memb Grace Luth. Ch., Rummel. Retired employee Berwind Corp. Operated Rummel Serv Sta for no. of yrs. Friends rec 7-9 pm Tue & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Wed Lloyd G. Shank Funeral Home, Windber, service 2 pm Thu, Rev. David DeLong. Bur. Rummel Cem.

[NI151968] Shaffer - Mrs. Nora E., 85, COB Home, Baint Boro, formerly of 3306 Graham Ave., Windber, d 2 Dec 1981, Windber Hosp. b 28 May 1896, Rummel, d/o Albert & Emma (Shaffer) Wirick. Preceded in death by parents, & hesb, Kore, who d 1975; bro.s & sis.s - Jesse, Margaret, Clyd, Austin, Russell, Harry, Minerva, Elizabeth & Edward. Survived by chldn: Gerald A., m Imogene Klotz; Russell, m Jane Horner; & Erma, w/o George Jodon, all Windber; also 6 gchldn & 12 ggchldn. Memb Grace Luth Ch., Rummel. Friends were received Thu & will be received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Fri, Shank-Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber (parking opposite premises), where brief service conducted 9:30 am Sat, followed by funeral service at 10 am Grace Luth. Ch., Rummel, Rev. Joel Springer. Bur., Rummel Luth. Cem.

[NI151969] Shaffer - Gerald A., 68, Graham Ave., Windber, formerly of Richland Twp., was DOA 10 Apr 1983, Memorial Hosp. b 23 Nov 1914, Windber, s/o late Kore & Nora (Wirick) Shaffer. Preceded by 1st wife, Helen Hoover, who d 14 Aug 1961. Survived by widow, Imogene Klotz; chldn, Mrs. Sandra L. Shaffer, Weehawken, N. J.; Duane A. Shaffer, Windber; & Gregory K. Shaffer, Bedford; & stepsons, Jeff Dibert, Harrisburg, & Wayne Dibert, J-town; also 10 gchldn. Bro/o Russell "Jim" Shaffer & Mrs. Erma Jodon, both Windber. Owner of Shaffer Motors, Bedford R. D. 2. Memb Emmanuel Baptist Ch., where service held at 2 pm Wed, Rev. Ray Streets. Bur., Richland Cem. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue at R. Owen Ketterer Funeral Home, Geistown, & noon Wed til 1 pm at the Ch. Family suggests contributions to Emmanuel Baptist Ch. Memorial fund.

[NI152028] Geisel - Helen M., 73, 633 Park Dr., Windber, d 4 Jan 1994, at home. b 25 Dec 1920, Glendale, NY d/o late John & Theresa (Holst) Specht. Survived by husb., Robert F., Windber; & chldn, Margaret Ellen, w/o Gary R. Hechler; Larry R., m Ruth Masters; & John H., all Windber. Also gchldn, Lynn, Donley, Lisa & Jeb. Sis/o Georgianna, w/o Arthur Lapp, Holiday, FL & John m Dorothea Hoffman, Hicksville, NY. Memb Grace Luth. Ch., Rummel, where she was a memb of the choir & a Sunday school teacher. Auziliary Army Corps Vet WWII. Friends received 7-9 pm Wed & 2-4 7-9 pm Thu, Meek Funeral Home Inc., Windber. Funeral service 10:30 am Fri, Grace Luth. Ch., Rummel, Rev. Brian Armann. Bur., Rummel Cem.

[NI152160] Mary Ann WEAKLAND, d/o Peter Weakland & Theresa Adams was b Mar 27 1821. She d Feb 29 1860. She m David KRISE. No chldn found in Ledoux CVR. David KRISE was b abt 1819. He d on Nov 11 1856. He was buried in St. Benedict Cem., Carrolltown, PA. She was m to Dominic EGER on Sep 20 1857 in St. Benedict Ch., Carrolltown, PA. Witness: Anselm Weakland & Sophis Elder. Dominic EGER was b abt 1817 in Prussia. He was bur St. Benedict Cem., Carrolltown, PA. Mary Ann WEAKLAND & Dominic EGER had the following chld:
i. Ambrose Demetrias EGER b Jan 28 1860 in Cambria Co., PA. He was bapt Feb 5 1860 in St. Benedict Ch., Carrolltown, PA.Sponsors: Francis & Elizabeth Glaser. He d May 21 1860. He was bur May 22 1860 in St. Benedict Cem., Carrolltown, PA.

[NI152213] 1870 Census, Middle Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co. PA. p 546-132/129 MF M593-1304
Drenning Wilson 28 m Farm Laborer PA
Melinda 25 f PA
John 04 m PA
Mary 02 f PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Wilson Drenning Age: 68 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0009 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0048 Co: Bedford Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Malinda J 65, PA
Son William 38, PA
Son Irvin R 19, PA
Gson N.R. Daugherty 18, PA
Gdaug Grace Drenning 03, PA

[NI152215] 1850 Census Cumberland Valley Twp, Bedford, PA 9 Sep Thos Hughes
1 1 1 Drening Lewis 61 M Farmer 1,000 Pa
Drening Hannah 45 F Pa
Drening Ellen 12 F Pa
Drening Wilson 9 M Pa
Drening Mary J. 6 F Pa
Drening William 2 M Pa

[NI152231] 1850 Census Bedford Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 10 Thos Hughes
38 104 110 Thompson David 63 M Farmer 600 Pa
Thompson William 26 M Farmer Pa
Thompson Samuel 24 M Farmer Pa
Thompson James 11 M Pa
Thompson Elizabeth 30 F Pa
Thompson Mary 28 F Pa
Thompson Emily 19 F Pa
Thompson Elenor 16 F Pa

[NI152232] 1850 Census Cumberland Valley Twp, Bedford, PA 12 Sep Thos Hughes
40 172 175 Drenning Samuel 50 M Farmer 500 Pa
Drenning Jane 40 F Pa
Drenning John 16 M Farmer Pa
Drenning James 15 M Laborer Pa
Drenning Mary J. 10 F Pa
Drenning Emily 11 F Pa
Drenning Samuel 9 M Pa
Drenning William 7 M Pa
Drenning Henry 4 M Pa
Drenning Jacob S. 1/12 M Pa

[NI152234] 1850 Census Bedford Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 9 Thos Hughes
39 91 97 Drening David 44 M Laborer Pa
Drening Ann M. 35 F Pa
Drening William 16 M Laborer Pa
Drening Juliann 13 F Pa
Drening Louisa 12 F Pa
Drening John 9 M Pa
Drening James 4 M Pa
Drening Mary 2 F Pa

[NI152239] 1850 Census Bedford Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 10 Thos Hughes
18 107 113 Drening John 40 M Farmer Pa
Drening Catharine 35 F Pa
Drening James 15 M Laborer Pa
Drening William 13 M Pa
Drening John 9 M Pa
Drening Martin 7 M Pa
Drening Maria 5 F Pa
Drening Francis 2 M Pa
Drening Elizabeth 1/12 F Pa

[NI152240] 1850 Census Bedford Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 10 Thos Hughes
4 105 111 Drening Thomas 30 M Laborer Pa
Drening Elizabeth 33 F Pa
Drening Mary J. 13 F Pa
Drening Ellen 12 F Pa
Drening William 9 M Pa
Drening George 5 M Pa
Drening Thomas 3 M Pa
Drening Elizabeth 2/12 F Pa

[NI152350] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
71 73 SPEICHER Peter 74 M Farmer
Peter, Jr. 38 M Farmer
Barbara 38 F
John 17 M Laborer
Magdeline 15 F
Henry 13 M
David 11 M
Samuel 9 M
Ann 7 F
Abraham 5 M
Jacob 3 M
Catharine 9/12 F
STUMP Susan 25 F

[NI152351] From Beers Biographical Record Vol. 1 "Settlers of Cowanshannock Twp" Settlers south of the "purchase line" were: James Oliver, Alexander McCreary, Hugh Elgin, John D. Mercer, James McGranahan, Finney Templeton, William Wistar, Benjamin Davis, James Dubbs, Charles S. Cox, James Abercrombie, John Vanderen, Richard Wells, Daniel Wampler, Samuel F. Peters, Samuel Brown, John Black, David Reynolds, Alexander Reynolds, Martin John, Daniel Devinney, Thomas Bradford, Daniel Fyock, Richard Coulter, William McLaughlin, John Fitzer, John Vanderen, Joseph Spicher, George Harkelrode, Henry D. Foster, John Young. One of the owners of a lg tract in this twp, south of the "purchase line," was Thomas Bradford, a printer of Philadelphia.

[NI152355] Herald of Truth Vol XIX # 23 Dec 1 1882 p 364, 365. Speicher. On 4 Nov, Somerset Co, Pa of typhoid fever, Peter Speicher, aged 70y 2m 6d. Funeral by Emanuel & Jonas Blough.
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Aug H. J. Boyts
1 9 9 Speicher Peter 57 M W Farmer 8,000 2,000 Pa
Speicher Barbara 58 F W wife Pa
Speicher Catharina 21 F W at home Pa
Speicher Jacob 23 M W Farm Laborer Pa

[NI152361] In death record, "no issue" is a strange statement that is part of the record. Usually means no chldn, but she had 2.

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