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General

See also these surnames: Barr, Baskins, Bierly, Brant/Brandt, Coale, Danner, Hartsell/Hartzell, Hollingsworth/Judkins/Farmer, Hunsicker, Johnston, Kemp, Leinbach/Linebaugh/Lineback surname, Light, Martz/Mertz, Michener, Poffenberger/Pfaffenberger, Spencer, Talley, Tegarden, Walton, White, Yount/Jundt/Gundt.

"18th Century Emigrants from Grossgartach, Wuertemburg." Annette K. Burgert, 1999. GM2

"18th Century Emigrants from Langenselbold in Hesse to America." Annette K. Burgert, 1997. Immigrants to PA (primarily Berks Co.). GM2

"18th Century Emigrants from Northern Alsace to America." Annette K. Burgert, 1992. GM2

"18th Century Emigrants from Northern Kraichgau." Vol. 1. Annette K. Burgert, 1983. GM2

"18th Century Emigrants from Pfungstadt, Hessen-Darmstadt to Pennsylvania." Annette K. Burgert, 1995. GM2

"18th Century Emigrants from Western Palatinate." Vol. 2. Annette K. Burgert, 1985. GM2

"18th and 19th Century Emibrants from Lachen-Speyerdorf in the Palatinate." Annette K. Burgert, 1989. GM2

"The 1693 Census of the Swedes On The Delaware." Author: Peter Stebbins Craig. Publisher: SAG Publications. Date: 1993. Family histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church members residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey and Cecil County, MD. 1638-1693. CBC, SR1

"American Militia in the Frontier Wars, 1790-1796." Murtie June Clark, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1990. Lists many frontier era militia, although not exhaustive. It will provide locations for further research for any names discovered. Please submit first and last name of individual you are seeking. Limit your requests to three. Specific to these states: Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. M16

"The Casdorphs from Hamburg to the Kanawha Valley 1625-1995." Rayma Casdorph Atkinson, published by the author in 1995. KARSDORP/CASDORP/CASDORPH descendants, emigrants allied with KOLB, SCHUMACHER, DE VOSS, ALLEN families around Germantown prior to migration to the Kanawha Valley. GBR

"A Collection Of Upwards Of Thirty Thousand Names Of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727-1776" Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company 1965. This book lists mainly the ships landing here in the time frame written and all males who signed the ship's registry upon getting on the ship. There are some entries for property owners also listed. DS4, GM2

"The Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania." Frederick Lewis Weis, Clearfield Company (reprinted from the Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1978) reprint date 1995. An Alphabetical listing of hundreds of early members of the Clergy. Very helpful if a person is trying to trace the "footsteps" of a circuit rider or early minister. List by years each church served as well a location. The people in this book are from the years 1628-1776. In many cases it list the parents names and date/place of birth as well as date and place of death. All of the churches that this minister was associated with are listed by the year. There is no mention of a wife and family however. SW5

"The Day is Ours." William M Dwyer. November 1776 to Janurary 1777. An inside view of the battles of Trenton and Princeton. How a Ragged Rebel Army stood the storm. WRK

"Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration." W. A. Knittle, 1937. Lists emigrants who settled primarily in New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. GM2

"Early Pennsylvania Births, 1675-1875." Compiled by Charles A. Fisher, Genealogical Publishing Co., reprint of 1947 edition. The first section contains "Church Baptismal Records" for Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Berks counties. The second section is "Tombstone Inscriptions" for Fishers Ferry Cemetery, Northumberland Co.; St. Paul's Cemetery, Juniata Co.; Graybill Cemetery, Snyder Co.; and Trinity Reformed Cemetery, Millardsville, PA. The third section is "Birth Dates" from Eastern Pennyslvania, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the southern and middle sections of the Susquehanna Valley. (indexed). SS9

"Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641 - 1819 Excerpted from Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 1877 - 1934." Edited by Michael Tepper, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, Md. Very detailed passenger lists - Henry Marjorum and Elizabeth, his wife of Cheverell in the County of Wilts, husbandman. Arrived in the "Bristol Merchant," the Mrs.name Wm. Smith, in the 12th Mo.,1682. Lists of early Moravian Congregations to Pennsylvania. Unusual bonus, most of the lists in the book include the Wife's name. Lists of indentured servants provides a look into life at that time. Oct. 3rd, 1745, "Samuel Powell, (son of Mary Powell) binds himself by consent of mother, apprentice to William Moode, shoemaker, for seven years and five months from this date, and is to have nine months schooling at writing and reading, and at the expiration of his time one complete suit of new apparel." I3

"Genealogical and Family History of Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys, PA," Hayden, 1906. ML

"Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, Vols. I - III." 1915, John W. Jordan, editor. CB8

"A Genealogy of the NESBIT, ROSS, PORTER. TAGGART Families of Pennsylvania." Blanche T. Hartman. This book was privately printed in 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA. The Contents is as follows:

"The German and Swiss Settlements of Colonial Pennsylvania, A Study of the So-Called Pennsylvania Dutch." by Oscar Kuhns. c 1901, Heritage Books-reprint 2006. Mostly a historic background of the Germans in Pennsylvania from the 1600s to 1900. Not a lot of names or genealogy but some. BR, GM2, ML

"History of Lackawanna Valley," Hollister, 1885. ML

"History of the 97th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (Civil War)" contains surnames of the soldiers who fought with the 97th Regiment. Some entries contain age, place of residence, and occupation. All entries contain military information. Willing to do lookups on surnames and provide information from book. Will not lend book or do photocopies due to age of book. Please visit http://www.users.fast.net/~mdolfan/97thregt.html and when email is sent, include the company, surname, and page number that the surname appears on. LF

"History of Pennsylvania." George Wilkins Gurthrie, Lewis Historical Publishing Co Inc. 1926. Pennsyvlania a History. NM2

"Lineage of Lorentz Matz the Immigrant: Descendants and Related Families." S.E. Kantner, 1987. This 300 page book on the descendants of Lorentz and Barbara Matz of Wankheim, Germany from the 17th century, was written from information obtained by Miss Anna Matz (1894-1979)from the early 1940s through the 1970s, with 10 more years of detailed follow-up research conducted by the author. It contains the names of over 6000 individuals connected to the Matz descendancy, most of whom find their roots in the Berks County region of Pennsylvania after the 1750s. Only about 200 copies of this book were printed. I am related to the author of this book, and although I don't know if she still actively collects information related to the Matz surname (or its ancestral, descendant and collateral connections), I will forward all new information or inquiries I am unable to answer to her. RC4

"Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies." Albert B. Faust and Gaius M. Brumbaugh, 1920, 1925. [Cantons of Zurich, Bern and Basel]. GM2

"Names of Persons Who Took The Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania, Between the years 1777 and 1789, with a History of the 'Test Laws' of Pennsylvania." Originally published as a limited edition of 250 copies by Thompson Westcott, Philadelphia, 1865. Current Copy, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1965. Some of the entries are as simple as:
1779
Jan. 1, Frederick Seegez, Shopkeeper.
Others as complex as:
1782
Aug. 12, Gottlieb Anton, deserted the Brittish Service & Hessian Line at Stony Point in 1779, Labourer.
1786
Oct. James Anderson, of Philada. Mariner, proves that he took the Oath in 1777 & had a certificate.
Joseph Mussi, from Italy, arrived in this City two years past.
The book lists names, often country of origin, occupation, occasionally age, and service, including country, and often rank. I3

"Narratives of Early PA, West NJ, and Delaware 1630-1707," Myers, 1912. ML

"Palatine Origins of Some Pennsylvania Pioneers." Annette K. Burgert, 2000. GM2

"Pennsylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786." Don Yoder, Editor; Pub. by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998. GM2

"Pennsylvania German Pioneers." Strassburger, Picton Press, 1992. German immigrants to America from 1727-1808. Many passengers have facsimile of their signature which can be provided upon request. DH1

"Pennsylvania's Soldiers' Orphan Schools." James Laughery Paul,1876, J. Fagan & Son. Brief account of the origin of the Civil war, the rise and Progress of the orphan system, and Legislative encactments. Forty-five schools are listed, along with names of pupils and staff. A1

"The Record of the Class of 1889 LEHIGH (University): 50th Entrance Anniversary 1885-1935," Published by the Class of 1935. One to two page professional biographies with parents, marriages, children, some dates. TLL

"Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever, baptismal and marriage, 1730-1779." Orig. published 1896. GM2

"The Settlers' Forts of Western Pennsylvania." by John A. DeMay, Printed by Closson Press, Apollo, PA, September 1997. SC3

"Westerwald to America, some 18th Century German Immigrants." Annette Kunselman Burgert and Hank Z. Jones, Jr., 1989. This is only immigrants from the Westerwald area of Germany to Pennsylvania before 1760. MHW

Adams Co.

See also under Griest surname.

"Adams County Church Records of the 18th Century." F. Edward Wright; Willow Bend Books; 1989, 2000. Marriages-Births-Deaths from : Lower Bermudian Church; Upper Bermudian (Ground Oak)Church; Christ's Church (Episcopal); Bender's Church (Lutheran & Reformed); Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church (Conewago); Abbotstown Reformed Church (Emanuel Reformed); Arendtstown Lutheran & Reformed Congregations; Dutch Reformed of Conewago; Rock Creek/ United Presbyterian Congregation of Gettysburg; Minutes of the Upper Marsh (Marsh Creek Gettysburg) Presbyterians; Register of Births & Deaths of Menallen Monthly Meeting (Quaker); Excerpts from Diary of Rev. John Culbertson; St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germany Township; Conewago Chapel, Edge Grove (Roman Catholic). VCT

"Early Families of Frederick County, Maryland and Adams County, Pennsylvania." Author: Steve Gilland, c 1997, Heritage Books 2006. Contains mainly information about these families: Ambrose, Boarman, Carbaugh, Dyer, Elder, Finch, Flohr, Gilland, Greene, Hagan, Kint, Klein, Kline (Cline, Livers, Shriner, Spalding, and Wildasin. Does mention related families. This book does not contain all the early families in Frederick County, Md or Adams County, Pa. BR

"Early Families of Frederick County, Maryland and South Central Pennsylvania." Steve Gilland, Willow Bend Books, 2000. Collection of family histories. VCT

Allegheny Co.

See also under McCready, Pangburn and Randolph surnames.

"1865 McKeesport & Elizabeth PA tax list." Transposed from Film of old records by Richard Pollard / 2001. Income tax list of 1865 for McKeesport, Turtle Creek, Port Perry, Elizabeth & Versailles Townships, Allegheny Co. PA. Now ONLINE (RP5). "Inscriptions From Highwood Cemetery; Allegheny (Now Pittsburgh), Pa Vol. I & II." by K.T.H. McFarland. Published by Closson Press, 1988. Inscriptions from the Highwood Cemetery. This is not a burial record, just a reading of tombstones. L5

"List of those moved from the 9th St. McKeesport Cemetery 1857-1895," obtained from The Elizabeth Historical Society. The original Cemetery set aside by the Founder of McKeesport Pennsylvania. Some early Burials of those related to the McKee Family: McKee, Sill, Hendrickson, Penny, Wampler, Huey, and one Revlutionary War Soldier "Thomas Clark Burried with Military honers in 1842." In 1857 this cemetery became the one that was commonly used for the town of McKeesport until 1895 when all were moved and this site was built upon. RP5

"McKeesport High School Yearbooks: 1920 , 21, 22, 24 ,25 , 26 ,27 - 30 & 1931." Photographers, Publishers, and Printers are no longer in business . For each year there are photo's of the graduating class and many Alumni photo's and notes. RP5

"Pittsburgh Social Register 1945", Vol. LIX, No. 7. Social Register Association, NY, Nov., 1944. "Social registers record the full names and addresses of members of prominent families grouped together, the clubs to which they belong and the marriage and death of each person as it may occur." If the person is no longer living in Pittsburgh, the current location is given. Usually a maiden name is given. JW11

"The SketchBook." Geo. Westinghouse H.S. Yearbook, Class of June 1932. Published by the Students of George Westinghouse H.S. , Pittsburgh, PA. 1932 Contents include portrait style pictures of the Senior Class only but underclassmen are uncluded in organizations and sports photos. Also included are many poems, musings, advertisements from in and around the Homewood-Brushton neighborhood. CK

"The SketchBook." Geo. Westinghouse H.S. Yearbook , Class of January 1937. Published by the Students of George Westinghouse H.S. , Pittsburgh, PA 1937. Contents include portrait style pictures of Senior Class only but underclassmen are uncluded in organizations and sports photos. Also included are poems, musings, many silhouettes and advertisements from in and around the Homewood-Brushton neighborhood. CK

""The SketchBook." Geo. Westinghouse H.S. Yearbook , Class of January 1940. Published by the Students of George Westinghouse H.S. , Pittsburgh, PA 1940. Contents include portrait style pictures of the Senior Class only but underclassmen are uncluded in organizations and sports photos. Also included are many poems, musings, advertisements from in and around the Homewood-Brushton neighborhood. CK

"The Village of LAMBACH and its Annex Glasenburg, County of Bitche, Lorraine, France." This would be mostly for people in the Pittsburgh, PA. area as everyone in this book who emigrated eventually settled in Pittsburgh. JSM

Armstrong Co.

"History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania." by Roberty Walter Smith, Esq., 1883. C37

"History of The Old Kittanning Cemetery; N. Jefferson St. Kittanning, Pa 1811-1960." written and compiled by Allen R Mechling 1995. Published by Closson Press. Inscriptions from the OLD cemetery, it no longer exists. Graves were moved to the New Kittanning Cem. L5

"Patients with Communicable Diseases in the Borough of Kittanning, PA 1907-1955." Written & Compiled by Allen R Mechling & Marla K. Mechling. Published by Closson Press 1995. Patients with communicable diseases. Sort of like a CDC report. L5

Bedford Co.

"Bedford County Marriage Records, Bedford County, Pennsylvania Oct 1885 - April 1890." compiled by Michael A. Hengst, Closson Press 1989. Records gleaned from Volumes 1, 2 & 3 of the Bedford County Marriage Rocords located in the Court House, Bedford, Pennsylvania. AG2

"Burns Family History." George Andrew Burns, 7/1991. Listing of the descendants of Thomas Burns, Scottish immigrant (about 1755) and founder of Burns Mills, PA. Some history of early generations of the family. CAL

Berks Co.

See also under these surnames: Bolich, Fike.

"1752 Tax List Berks County PA, Exeter Twp." Family Line Publications, 1989. This tax list can be found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~champaign/books/library/penn/exeter.htm. A list of all the men in Exeter township who paid taxes in 1752. SJK

"1754 Berks County Taxables." GM2

"1767 Berks County Taxables." GM2

"1767 Tax List - Berks County, PA." Family Line Publications, 1989. The index of names in this book are posted at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~champaign/books/library/penn/1767.htm. After finding your ancestor in the index, you can request the information which includes number of acres, horses, cattle, and sheep for inhabitans of all townships within Berks County. SJK

"1790 Berks Co, Pennslyvania Census." Mountain Press. Names township, number of males 16 years of age and older, males under 16, number of slaves, number of females, and number of other free persons in the household. This census has been transcribed as part of the USGenWeb project, at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cenfiles/pa/berks/1790/. "1850 Berks Co., PA Census INDEX." (this is an index only - does not list all names found in the census). LST

"Abstracts of Berks Co. Wills, Vol. 1: 1752-1785." A complete index has been posted at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~champaign/books/library/penn/wills.htm. Please check the index before placing a lookup request. SJK

"Abstracts of Berks County, Pennsylvania Wills, Vol. 1-3 (1752-1825)." Abstracted by Jacob Martin and John P. Smith. Vol. 1: 1752-1785; Vol. 2: 1785-1800; Vol. 3: 1800-1825. GM2

"The Account Book of Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Berks Co., PA, 1747-1809." Translated by Frederick S. Weiser, 1996. RC5

"An Annotated Field Guide to Berks County Cemeteries Public and Private." R. E. Kiebach, S. C. Brossma and G. M. Meiser IX, 1986. GM2

"Baptismal Records of Jerusalem Lutheran & Reformed Church, Berks County, Pennsylvania." John L. Kistler, 1959. Located in Albany Twp. GM2

"Berks Co., PA Births." 5 vols. GM2

"Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century." F. Edward Wright, 1993. GM2

"Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century, Volume 1." F. Edward Wright, (Willow Bend Books), 2000. "Records of churches in the southeastern portion of the county. This includes the area covered by townships of Brecknock, Caernarvon, Robeson, Union, Amity, Douglass, Colebrookdale, Earl, Oley and Exeter (except the Monthly Meeting of Exeter which is included in Volume Two)." LD8

"Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century." Vol.2. F.Edward Wright Family Line Pub. Records from Oley Hill church, Longswamp, Exeter Monthly Meeting, Moselem Church, deLongs Reformed Church, Peters Church, St.Pauls in Windsor Twp. OHM

"Berks Co, PA Epitaphs." Jacqueline B. Nein, Joan Texter, Cynthia Jimenez: Berks Co. Assoc. for Graveyard Preservation, 1999. Obscure familiy graveyards of Berks County. LV4

"Berks County Soldiers in the American Revolution." Raymond Hollenbach, 1986. GM2

"Berks County PA Will Abstracts 1682-1834." Family Tree Maker Will Abstracts from Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery. Philaelphia and York Counties ONLY. LM9

"Church Record of the Rosenthal New Bethel or Corner Church in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1761-1833." Copied by Rev. A. S. Leiby and translated by Dr. William Hinke, 1933. GM2

"Church Records of the Christ (Maxatawny orDeLong's) Reformed Church, 1765-1832." Located in Bowers, Maxatawny Twp. GM2

"Early Families of Berks, Bucks & Montgomery Counties, PA." Keith A. Dull, 1997. GM2

"First Reformed Church: an alphabetized compilation of baptisms, marriages, and funerals from 1771-1905." Jaqueline B. Nein, 1992. GM2

"A Genealogical Guide to Berks County Private Cemeteries." L. Miller, M. E. Lash and K. Lorah, 1992. GM2

"The Goshenhoppen Registers, 1741-1819: Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths of the Catholic Mission at Goshenhoppen (Bally), Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania." Elizabeth Petty Bentley, 1984. GM2

"Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania." Morton Montegomery, Beers and c.1909. I have volumes I & II. L14

"History of Berks County in the Revolution 1774-1783." Morton L. Montgomery, Genealogical Publishing Co-reprint 1995. Book NOT indexed.-So please DO NOT ask for info on anyone other than listed. Has Biographic sketches on famous influential men: Biddle, Bird, Bower, Bright, Brodhead, Burd, Christ, Decker, Douglass, Dundas, Eckert, Ege, Geehr, Graydon, Haller, Hiester, Hunter, Thomas Jones Jr, Lesher, Levan, Lincoln, Livingood, Lotz, Lower, Ludwig, Morgan, Nagel, Otto, Patton, Potts, Read, Reeser, Schultz, Scull, Shoemaker, Soder, Spohn, Spyker, Undree, Vanderslice, Weiser, Witman. GM2, SJK

"Host "Tulpehocken" Church at Marion Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania." Schuylkill Roots, 1991. GM2

"Listing of Inhabitants in 1767, Berks County, Pennsylvania." Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1985. GM2

"MAXATAWNY CEMETERY." Rev. Willis K. Heckler, Masthof Press, 2010. GM2

"Oley Valley Heritage, The Colonial Years: 1700-1775." Philip E. Pendleton, The Pennsylvania German Society, 1994. Includes the towns of Amity, Exeter and Oley in Berks County. There is a name index, general index, maps of landowners in 1725, 1750 and 1775 for these three townships. LV4

"The private burial record of Rev. John William Boos, independent Reformed minister, central Berks County, 1782-1807 : based on several translations of the records." Prepared by Randall D. Pott, 1987. GM2

"Private Records of Rev. Johannes Heinrich Helfrich." Schuylkill Roots Researchers, Closson Press, 1990. Register of marriages and burials between the years of 1790 and 1810 by the Rev. Johannes Heinrich Helfrich (actually Rev. Johann Heinrich Helffrich). These records were compiled from miscellaneous books and papers belonging to Rev. Helffrich. All these records were from Northampton (now Lehigh) County and Berks County, PA. During this period, Rev. Helffrich served the congregations at Heidelberg, Weisenberg, Lowhill, DeLong's, Kutztown, Longswamp, Salisbury, Lynntown, Upper Milford, Ziegel's and Trexlertown. DH16, GM2

"Records of Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Rockland Twp., Berks Co.,PA 1749-1890." Christ (Mertz) Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dryville, PA 1996. Baptism and cemetery records. Indexed. PLEASE NOTE: there are many people with same name. Please provide a date or family relationship, if possible. B5

"The record book of Daniel Schumacher, 1754-1773 : containing registers of baptisms and comfirmations in Berks, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuyhill [sic] counties, Pennsylvania." Translated by Frederick S. Weiser. GM2

"Records of Pastoral Acts of Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania." Translated and edited by Frederick S. Weiser. GM2, RC5

"Records of Reed's Cemetery, Stouchsburg, PA." GM2

"Schwarzwald Church Register, Exeter Township, Berks Co., Pa." Rev. Wm. Boos. GM2

Tombstone Inscriptions, Albany Twp. GM2

Tombstone Inscriptions, Alsace Twp. GM2

Tombstone Inscriptions, Hereford & District Twps. GM2

Tombstone Inscriptions, Longswamp Twp. GM2

"Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Pennsylvania : an alphabetized compilation of baptisms, marriages, and deaths from 1751 -1904." Jaqueline B. Nein and Gail Hesser, 1988. GM2

"The Weller Family." Written by Robert G. Weller, 1941. A family history of the Wellers and all associated families in the Hill Church area of Berks Co. begining in 1750's into the 1930's. Published for the 51st Weller Family Reunion June 29th, 1941. KW1

"Womelsdorf Zion Union Cemetery." Located in Womelsdorf, PA. GM2

"Zion Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery." Located in Womelsdorf, PA. GM2

Bradford Co.

"History and Geography of Bradford County, Pa., 1615- 1924." Clement F. Heverly. Published by Bradford County Historical Society. A comprehensive history, fully indexed, which includes family information. NG

"History of the One Hundred Forty First Regiment, Pa. Vols. 1862 - 1865." by David Craft (Chaplain of the Regiment) pub. same 1885. [This book is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive.]

"Standing Stone Township Cemeteries." Res. & Comp. by Linda C. English, 1992. The Mirror Publishing Listed are; Ennes cem., Gordon cem., Holly cem., Huyck cem., Keen Summit,Old Burying ground, Standing Stone cem.Methodist Epis. church, St. Peter & Paul Parish catholic cem., Tuttle hill cem., Universalist Church cem., Vergason cem. on the Henderson Roof Farm, and Bradford Co., death rec. from approx. 1894 to 1904. P1

Bucks Co.

See also under Hallowell, McFall surnames.

"Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Land Records 1684-1723." Compiled by Charlotte D. Meldrum. Abstracts of Land records. WH

"Bucks County, Bedminister & Haycock Townships, Tombstone Inscriptions." Frances Wise Waite for Bucks County Genealogical Society - 1988. Listing from numerous cemeteries in said townships of the tombstone inscriptions, the cemetery where found and the location within the cemetery. PSW

"Bucks County, Hilltown Township, Tombstone Inscriptions." Frances Wise Waite for Bucks County Gen. Society, Doylestown 1984. Data inscribed on tombstone, Cemeterey where found and location within the cemeterey. PSW

"Bucks County, Pennsylvania Deed Records 1684 - 1763." by John David Davis, Heritagw Books, Inc RC6

"Direct Tax of 1798, Upper Bucks County." Abstracted & compiled by Harry C. Adams, pub by Adams Apple Press 1994. For the twelve townships of Upper Bucks, the 1798 tax assessor information compiled for each property owner including Occuppant, Owner, two adjoining owners, dwelling size and brief description, other dwellings or outhouse with brief description, house valuation, total valuation, other buildings and acreage. One of the most interesting books I have. PSW

"Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks" by Clarence V. Roberts (1925). LV4

"Early Pennsylvania Reformed Church & Cemetery Records." Ruth Allen -Closson Press 1992. Springfield and Durham townships, Bucks Co and Lower Saucon Township, Northampton Co. RE2

"History of Bucks County Pennsylvania from the Discovery of the Delaware to the Presant Time," Volumns 1, 2, 3. William W.H.Davis, A.M., 1905 by Lewis Publishing Company/Copyright 1975, A.E.Lear, Inc., Pipersville, Pennsylvania Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged with a Genealogical and personal history of Bucks County. Prepared under the Editorial Supervision of Warren S. Ely, Genealogist, member of the Histgorical Society of Pennsylvania and Librarian of the Bucks County Historical Society and John W. Jordan, LL.D. of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. I3

"The Life of Matthias Harvye and Family." Dorothy Marty Reibold, Gateway Press Inc, 1998. The life of an early colonist whose date and place of birth and parentage is unknown. His active part in community affairs - from 1649 in Rhode Island to Oyster Bay and Flushing, Long Island, and finally his move to Bucks County, Pennsylvanai before his sea voyage in 1699, is told in this writing. Descendents and Allied families from Bucks County, Pa included. MS1

"The Longstreth Family Records, Revised and Enlarged." by Agnes Longstreth Taylor, Philadelphia, 1909, Press of Ferris & Leach. Includes five generations in Bucks County, PA. GF

"Traveling Through Bensalem 1692-1984." Historical Society of Bensalem Township, 1984. Hisotry of Bensalem Township, PA. Bensalem Twp is an area of southeastern PA, just north of Philadelphia, bordering on the Delaware River. It includes the towns of Neshaminy Valley, Oakford, Trevose, Nottingham, Stanwook, Bridgewater, Eddington, Cornwells Heights and Andalusia. Has a somewhat complete index of names. KRW

Cambria Co.

"The Johnstown Flood." David McCullough, Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, 2nd Ed. 1987. Has good list of victims of flood. MW4

Chester Co.

See also these surnames: Lamborn, Moore

"Abstracts of the Wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1748-1766." Jacob Martin. GM2

"Descendants of Robert and Hannah Hickman Way of Chester Co. PA." An excellent genealogy with many Chester Co. Quaker families. MJO

"Biographical and Personal Memiors of Chester and Delaware Counties PA." Cope & Ashmead. Published Lewis Publishing NY, 1904. Vol #1. This is a very nice Genealogical text. Mostly prominent families of the Counties with excellent family information, including wives, children, occupation. Some pictures of the business's they founded, some institutions of historical interest. At least a 1000 surnames and subsequent histories. Will do lookups from this text upon request. ER4

"Biographical and Personal Memoirs of Chester & Delaware Counties PA." Vol#2. Cope & Ashmead- Lewis Publishing Co. 1904. This has a great amount of genealogical material from about 1850. A few surnames listed are: Abraham, Ash, Ashmead, Alexander, Baker, Barnard, Baldwin, Beatty, Bartram, Black, Bonsall, Broomall, Brosious, Brown, Buffington, Caldwell, Chambers, Chandler, Cheyney, Clark, Cloud, Cochran, Conard, Cope, Cooper, Cox, Crozier, Darlington, Dale, Davis, Detwiler, Dewees,Dickinson, Deshong, Eachus, Edward, Embree, Evans, Ewing and many many more. ER4

"Early Church Records of Chester County Pennsylvania (Volume 2)." Charlotte Meldrum & Martha Reamy; Heritage Books; 2007. This volume includes marriages, births, and removal certificates of Uwchland Monthly Meeting (1720-1880), East Vincent Reformed Congregation (baptisms only: 1733-1789), Goshen Monthly Meeting (1722-1800); and New Garden Monthly Meeting (1685-1800). DC3

"History of the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers." Robert S. Westbrook, Apparently privately Published, 1898. Roster of all personnel belonging to the 49th PA Vol. Regiment, and diary of action seen, 1861-1865. RD2

"History of the 97th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (Civil War)" contains surnames of the soldiers who fought with the 97th Regiment. Some entries contain age, place of residence, and occupation. All entries contain military information. Willing to do lookups on surnames and provide information from book. Will not lend book or do photocopies due to age of book. Please visit http://www.users.fast.net/~mdolfan/97thregt.html and when email is sent, include the company, surname, and page number that the surname appears on. LF

"History of Chester." Written by John H. Martin in 1877. Publisher not shown but in Phila. This is a very concise history of the town of Chester in Chester Co PA. The earliest date shown is 1640 for settlers. It covers many branches of the Martin family and their associated branches. ER4

"History of Chester County with Biographical and Genealogical Sketches." J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, Louis H. Everts, 1881, by Lippincott & Co. Historical History of the Chester Co PA area such as Land Titles, Boundary Lines, Townships and Boroughs, Religious organizations, Education and Agricultural, Mills and Iron Manufacturers, Civil and Judical lists. Biography's and Genealogies of the most prominent families of the period. ER4, NOB

"Lewis Walker of Chester Valley and his Descendants, 1686-1896." Priscilla Walker Streets, Alfred J. Ferris, Printer, 1896; reprinted 1984 by W. Z. Frederick Walker. Lots of information on Quaker Families in Tredyffrin Twp., Chester Co., PA. JVD

"Oxford Cemetery 18th, 19th, 20th Centuries." Robert Patton Jr. Listing those who are buried in Oxford, Chester County PA. Book was published in Feb 2000. TS7

"Pennsylvania Births, Chester County, 1682 - 1800." John T. Humphrey, 1994. This is a selection of Births recorded in 16 Churches in Chester County, Pa. Included are: (1)Kennett Square MM; (2)Bradford MM; (3)Goshen MM; (4)Nottingham MM; (5)New Garden MM; (6)Sadbury MM; (7)Uwchlan MM; (8)Londongrove MM; (9)Birmingham MM; (10)Fallowfield MM; (11)Zions Lutheran in Pikeland; (12)East Vincent Reformed Church; (13)Brownbacks German Reformed Church, Coventry Twp.; (14)Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church; (15)Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church; (16)Records of Rev.John Casper Stoever. GM2, JK2

"Two Hundred and Fifty Years at Upper Octorara." A. Wayne Morris, Church Published, 1970 History of Upper Octorara, Parkesburg, Chester, Co. Pa. 1720-1970. General History and lists of members of this historic Presbyterian Church. TJD

"Wills of Chester County Pennsylvania 1713-1748." Based on the Work of Jacob Martin; Heritage Books; 2007. Abstracts of wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania include names of testator, heirs, trustees, guardians, executors, and other persons named in the will, date proved, etc. DC3

"Wills of Chester Co. Pennsylvania 1778 - 1800." Based on Abstracts of Jacob Martin Published Wills of Chester Co. w/ named deceased and all other person's either as administrators, Witnesses, ect. dates and more. GM2

Clarion Co.

"History of Clarion County, Pennsylvania." A. J. Davis; D. Mason & Co., PUblishers, 1887. History of early Clarion County, Pennsylvania with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Clarion County is in northwest Pennsylvania about 100 miles north of Pittsburgh. C37

Clearfield Co.

"History of the French Settlers in Covington and Girard Townships." By Margaret Billotte Mignot, 1968 - manuscript not published. Surnames: Bamat, Beausigneur, Beiglemen, Bergey, Berthot, Billotte, Bronoel, Coudriet, DeLisle, DeMange, Derminer, Fontenois, Frelin, Garnier, Gaulin, Girard, Grosjean, Guenot, Gette, Gormont, Hugar, Hugnot, Hugney, Jannot, Lachat, LaMotte, LeConte, Leigey, Lonjin, Marin, Mulson, Martel, Merat, Mignot, Picard, Plubell, Perrot, Renaud, Rolley, Rougeux, Royer, Roussey, Renoe, Sayer, Sergey, Triponey, Vallimont, Variot, Verbeck, Vermeleun, Vincent, Voinchet, Viard. ED

Columbia Co.

See also under the Bowman/Baumann surname.

1876 Atlas - "Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania" G. H. Walker and C.F. Jewett, Publ. by F.W. Beers & Co., 1876. The maps of the 22 townships in Columbia Co., and 9 townships in Montour Co. show boroughs, towns, and the owner of each property in 1876. There are also illustrations, business notices and statistics for population, agriculture, etc. SS9

"Cemeteries of Centralia, Columbia County, Pennsylvania." Phillip A. Rice & "Schuykill Roots" Researchers, Closson Press, 1990. FM

"Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County (PA)." Columbia Co. Historical and Geneological Soc., Bloomsburg, PA, Nov. 2000. Cemetery burial records for: Fallowbrook, Belles, Dodder, Benton, Chapin, Hamline, Jackson, Jonestown, Pine Center, Raven Creek, St. Gabriel, St. James, Stillwater, Waller, Wesley Chapel, and Zion Cemeteries. SS9

"History of Columbia and Montour Counties in Pennsylvania." Editor, J.H. Battle. Publ. A. Warner & Co., 1887. Biographical sketches of residents in 20 townships. Apparently, families paid to have their information included in the book, so less-well-to-do families may not be included. SS9

"A History of Madison Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania." by W. M. Baillie, Columbia Co. Historical and Genealogical Society, Bloomsburg, PA 2005. Township history from 1769, family histories to 1865, with extensive name index. SS9

"Pioneer Families of Northern Columbia County, PA." Articles by Kenneth Yocum. Edit. by Ann Brandt, Columbia Co. Historical and Geneological Soc., Sept. 2001. Articles from the "Benton Argus", 1934-35, includes pioneer names, including: Priest, Hess, Kline, McHenry, Keeler, Roberts, Heacock, Lemon, Beishline, Yocum, Appleman, Shoemaker, Larish, Lundy, Lunger, Kester, Patterson, Whiteman, Jackson, Titman, Kramer, Parker, Van Horn, Cole, Eves, and others. SS9

Crawford Co.

"Crawford County Genealogy, January 1982." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"Crawford Couinty Genealogy, July 1982." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"Crawford County Genealogy, January 1983." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"Crawford County Genealogy, July 1983." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"Crawford County Genealogy, Spring, 1984." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"Crawford County Genealogy, Fall 1984." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"Crawford County Genealogy, Spring 1985." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"Crawford County Genealogy, Fall 1985." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"Crawford County Genealogy, Spring 1986." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"Crawford County Genealogy, Fall 1986." Published by the Crawford County Genealogical Society of Meadville, Pennsylvania in Meadville, Pennsylvania. C37

"History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania." Warner, Beers & Co., 1885. This is a two-volume set. Volume II contains biographical sketches and is indexed. Crawford County is in northwest Pennsylvania near the Ohio border. C37

Cumberland Co.

"Atlas of Cumberland County, PA, 1858." by Henry F. Bridgens as reproduced by the Cumberland County Historical Society. Shows property owners in each township (primarily rural) as well as in the towns of Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Newville, and Shippensburg. CCT

"Cumberland Co., PA Marriages, 1761-1800." Gen. Society of PA. Marriages from 1761 to 1800. GB4

"History of the Big Spring Presbyterian Church, Newville, PA 1737-1898." by Gilbert Swope, 1898. Records are spotty until 1786, then get better. Often shows births, marriages and baptisms. Some tombstone inscriptions. Indexed. CCT

"History of the First United Presbyterian Church, Newville, PA 1764-1978." compiled by Georgia Rife, 1980. Begins with James Scouller's UP history up to 1878 and is then updated after that. Records are bestafter 1820; spotty before that. This book is NOT indexed so please be as helpful as you can as regards dates. It'll keep me from having to wander through the whole thing. CCT

"Pioneer McClure Families of the Monongahela Valley." McClure, Cicero Pangburn and Roy Fleming McClure; The Superior Printing Co., Akron, Ohio, 1924. This book is not indexed; however most of it is in my computer database. It relates to the families of John McClure and Richard McClure of Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania. The authors say the two families are not related; however the two families intermarried frequently. BC

Dauphin Co.

Cemetery records for Lykens, Mifflin, Wiconisco, Washington, Halifax, Jackson, Wayne, Jefferson, and Upper Paxton Twps. RC5

"Collected Cemetery Records from Dauphin Co., PA." by Glenn P. Schwalm. RC5

"Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County." J.M. Runk & Co. 1896. RC5, S20

"A Comprehensive History of the Town of Gratz, PA." The Gratz Historical Society. 900 page book with history and genealogy of many early families from the Gratz, Lykens Twp., Dauphin Co., PA area published in 1997. RC5

"A comprehensive history of the town of Gratz, Pennsylvania." Gratz Historical Society, 1997. GM2

"Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 2." Schuylkill Roots Researchers, Closson Press, 1996. GM2, RC5

"Dauphin County Tombstone Inscriptions." 3 Vol. Oscar H. Stroh, 1985-1993. GM2, RC5

"Dauphin County Vital Records, Vol. 1." Schuylkill Roots Researchers, 1991. [A complete description of book's contents is posted on the Schuylkill Roots website.] GM2, RC5

"Early Church Records of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania." F. Edward Wright, 1995. GM2

"Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties Pennsylvania." Author - Keith A. Dull. c 1997 by Keith A. Dull. Heritage Books, 2006 reprint. Early genealogy of many families who lived in Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties in Pennsylvania.Gives some information up to the late 1800s. BR, GM2

"Early Lutheran records from Dauphin County, Pennsylvania: Includes St. John's Lutheran Church and Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lykens, Dauphin ... Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania." Schuylkill Roots Researchers, Closson Press, 1997. GM2, RC5

"Early Marriage Evidence from the Court Records of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (Including Lebanon County) 1785-1810." compiled by Annette K. Burgert, AKB Publications, 1993. Marriage information based on extracts from: Will books A-I and B-I 1785-1806; Mortgage books C-1 through F-I 1787-1810; Deed books A-I through K-1 1785-1799; Orphans court volume I 1785-1796. The information provided is the source reference, husband's name, wife's name and the date of record. It does not provide a marriage date. It does sometimes provide a parent's name as well. AG2

"Genealogy of the Ludwig Bretz Family 1750-1890." E.W.S. Parthemore, Harrisburg Publishing 1890. Ludwig Bretz arrived in Philadelphia on August 15,1750 and settled in Lykens Valley, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Other surnames include Duey, Wirt, Bomgardner, Meck plus many other Dauphin County surnames. KM8

"Oakdale Church Records, Berrysburg Circuit." by Philip Rice. RC5

"St. John's Lutheran Church, Berrysburg, Mifflin Twp.." Birth and baptism records, by Philip Rice and Jean Dellock. RC5

"St. Matthew's (Coleman's) Church, Lykens Twp.." Church and cemetery records by Glenn P. Schwalm. RC5

"St. Peter's (Fetterhoff's) Evangelical Lutheran and German Reformed (now United Church of Christ) Church record at Armstrong Valley (Upper Paxton Twp., now Halifax Twp.), Dauphin County, Pennsylvania." Glenn P. Schwalm, Closson Press, 1990. GM2, RC5

"St. Peter's (Hoffman's) Church Records." RC5

"Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Killinger, Upper Paxton Twp. (1770-1859)." Schuylkill Roots Researchers, Closson Press, 1996. GM2, RC5

"Salem's Union Church Lutheran and Reformed - now Peace United Church of Christ, Berrysburg, Mifflin Township, Dauphin County, PA." Schuylkill Roots Researchers, Closson Press, 1990. GM2, RC5

"Tombstone Inscriptions for Salem Lutheran Church, Killinger, Upper Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania (New Cemetery)." GM2

Delaware Co.

See also under Palmer surname.

"Boyd's Directory of Delaware County, Pennsylvania 1897-1898." C.E. Howe Co. 1898. City directory of Delaware Co., Pennsylvania 1897 and 1898. Includes specific listings for cities or Boroughs of Chester, Clifton Heights, Darby, Eddystone, Lansdowne, Media, Sharon Hill, Upland and Wayne in addition to many of the village names. Lists names, occupations and residence address of the heads of households. Widow's Christian names are listed in addition to "widow of". Business listings are also given as is the names of farmers in Delaware County. TJD

"Chester (and its Vicinity), Delaware County, Pennsylvania." John Hill Martin, Esq. 1877; Indexed by John A. Bullock III. Over 600 pages, beginning with the Swedish settlements and continuing through the arrivals of William Penn and the Quakers and the development of the area. Includes geneological sketches of some old families. DH5

"ColHumS", Senior Annual 1929. Collingdale High School Yearbook 1929. Graduates, Clubs, Faculty. SP6

"ColHumS", Senior Annual 1930. Collingdale HIgh School Yearbook 1930. Graduates, Clubs, Faculty. SP6

"The Colsenian". Collingdale High School Yearbook 1936. Graduates, Undergraduates, Clubs, Faculty. SP6

"The Colsenian." Collingdale High School Yearbook, 1937. Graduates, Undergraduates, Clubs, Faculty. SP6

"Biographical and Personal Memiors of Chester and Delaware Counties PA." Cope & Ashmead. Published Lewis Publishing NY, 1904. Vol #1. This is a very nice Genealogical text. Mostly prominent families of the Counties with excellent family information, including wives, children, occupation. Some pictures of the business's they founded, some institutions of historical interest. At least a 1000 surnames and subsequent histories. Will do lookups from this text upon request. ER4

"Biographical and Personal Memoirs of Chester & Delaware Counties PA." Vol#2. Cope & Ashmead- Lewis Publishing Co. 1904. This has a great amount of genealogical material from about 1850. A few surnames listed are: Abraham, Ash, Ashmead, Alexander, Baker, Barnard, Baldwin, Beatty, Bartram, Black, Bonsall, Broomall, Brosious, Brown, Buffington, Caldwell, Chambers, Chandler, Cheyney, Clark, Cloud, Cochran, Conard, Cope, Cooper, Cox, Crozier, Darlington, Dale, Davis, Detwiler, Dewees,Dickinson, Deshong, Eachus, Edward, Embree, Evans, Ewing and many many more. ER4

"The Gleam 1930." 1930. The annual of the West Philadelphia Catholic Girls' High School. KS1

"PA. BIRTHS, DELAWARE CO. 1782-1800." by J.T. Humphrey. GM2

Erie Co.

"Burials in St. Gregory's Cemetery, North East, Erie County, PA." Erie Society for Genealogical Research, 2002. ED

"Burials in Calvary Cemetery Erie, PA." Erie Society for Genealogical Research, 2004. This listing contains over 35,900 burials. BTK

"Burials in Trinity Cemetery, Erie County, PA." Erie Society for Genealogical Research, 2003. This cemetery contains the oldest Catholic burials in Erie, which were orginally in older cemeteries and moved to this site. This listing contains over 24,000 burials. BTK

"Directory of Waterford Borough and Township for 1894." Bolard Bros., "The Waterford Leader" 1894.CB8

"Naturalizations of Erie County, PA - Declaration of Intention Papers 1907-1927." Erie Society for Genealogical Research, 2004. This book covers "Declaration of Intention" papers filed in Erie County from May 15, 1907 through October 17, 1927. BTK

"Nelson's Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Erie County." 1896. CB8


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