Genealogical Queries 

Butler County , Pennsylvania 


I'm not from Butler, but my grandfather was and I'm trying to do genealogical research. His name was Richard Gerabaldi Thompson, and I do know that somewhere in Butler and sometime each year there is a Thompson reunion which pertains to our branch of the Thompson line. I hear that it's now the Thompson-Wilson family reunion. Can someone out there please help me and let me know who to contact about the reunion? We'd like to find out what research has already been done so as not to reinvent the wheel. Thanks! Jerry W. and Evelyn Ruth Thompson.


Re: Widner or Widener--Fifty year old man was adopted in Miami, Florida at birth - June 3, 1946. Mother and/or father from the Butler Co. area. Father was a struggling portrait artist and mother or father had some connection with a regional amusement park. Mother was blonde, and had another nine-year-old son at the time of the adoption. Older son attended school in Miami while awaiting birth. I'm interested in whatever may have become of my biological family, and would appreciate any information. Thanks! John Lakey


Hello from a Shakeley in California. I am currently doing genealogical research on families in and around Butler County. I am just getting started and have information going back to the mid 1800's on many of these families that I am willing to share. I also have some photos (scanned) of Shakeleys and Diefenderfers from the late 1800s that I would be send via e-mail to anyone who is interested. I go regularly to the very large LDS (Mormon) Family Library in Los Angeles and would be willing to search for you if you do not have a big LDS Library in your area. I hope I will hear from some relatives back there. Betty Shakeley.

The families I am looking for are: 

In or around Petrolia, East Brady, Kaylor, Chicora: Shakeley , (Sheakley, Shakley) 1800 to present - Myers - McClure - Hovis - Snyder - Blystone -Campbell - McKinney 1860 (approx) to present - Goodgasell - Hutchinson - Dunlap - McCollough - Ekas -Southworth - Dahl - Calligan - Mortimer - Siebert - Widger 

In or around Greenville, New Castle: Morrow - DIEFENDERFER -Houk - Buckley - Deets - Reikert - Kelly  


Tinsman (Tinstman)--This family has roots in Butler County and were Mennonites. I would be interested in interacting with other descendants. I am working on a compendium that will be published. Marilyn Humes  


I am looking for information on John Welker/Walker married to Catherine Huffman. Both were born in Pennsylvania. Their children were: Howard Joseph (b. 1844), Albert (b. 1850), Phoebe (b. 1846) and Mary (b. 1841). I do not know where the children were born. Name is listed as Welker or Walker in different census. If you have any information on this family I would like to hear from you. Thank you. Mary Burchfield


I am researching the Cypher Family of Butler County. My earliest research dates back to Matthias Cypher - wife - Elizabeth Little or Lyttle. 

If anyone has any knowledge of this family please contact me at petitpaul@msn.com David L. Richard  


I am researching Richard Dunmore CRITCHLOW, born 14 November, 1829, in England. He married Susan (MACKERAL??), marriage date unknown. Richard CRITCHLOW filed a declaration for naturalization on 21 June, 1869. Richard and Susan's children were all born in Pennsylvania, some definitely in Butler County. The children were: Tillie, Frank, Nancy, Elizabeth, William, John, Harold, Annie, and Mary. Richard CRITCHLOW died on 9 December, 1916. His wife, Susan, died on 23 February, 1897. They are buried at New Hope Cemetery in Butler County. The family lived for many years in Slippery Rock Township. I would like to coorespond with others who are researching this family. Thanks! Mary Spurgeon Jary@nvsn.com  


My name is Ronald Koup. I am trying to trace my family history. Any information that you might have would me greatly appreciated. You can e-mail me at colkoup@epix.net Thank you  


I am researching numerous families from Butler Co. 

There are many more families. This is just a start, as almost all of my mother's family lived in Butler Co. in the early years. I would appreciate hearing from anyone about any of these families. Jane Byrnes  


Is there anyone out there researching John Eshenbaugh, born ca. 1800 in Pa., resided in 1824 in Butler County, married Jane Freeman (born ca. 1805) by 1824 when their first child was born? They were the parents of Andrew, William, John, Thomas, Joseph , Mary Ann (married a Hamilton), Susannah and I suspect at least one more son, possibly named James. Any information on any Freemans or Eshenbaughs appreciated. Thanks. Judy Weber  


Would like to hear from anyone researching the Shanor name in Butler County Pa. Need to find out the parents of Lucinda Shanor (born ca. 1825) in Pa. , most likely in Butler County. In Nov. 1850, she is listed as Lucinda Shanor on the census. By 1851, she buys land as Lucinda Findley, so it appears she married a Findley. It would appear he died shortly thereafter, and by 1853 she is married to William Eshenbaugh. Lucinda Shanor Findley Eshenbaugh died 31 August 1886. Her will lists her children but does not give me any information on her. Her probate record is short. I cannot find an obituary on her, I cannot find out where she is buried or where William is buried (suspect he died between 1870 -1880 census). They lived in Centre Township. It seems they disappeared. Any help would be appreciated. Their children were: Tamilda Crawford (married Lewis Crawford and lived Allegheny City), Alvin James (A.J.), Anna Adelia Criss/Cress who lived in Crafton, and Susannah who married Dr. Eli Croup and moved to Walla Walla Washington Territory. Any help is appreciated. Judy Weber  


Does anyone have knowledge of George and Mary Ann McElwain who resided in Butler County, and were married before 1842. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Judy Weber  


Hi, Would like to hear from anyone researching the McGill/Magill name in Butler County,Pa. Need information on William McGill who died by 4 April 1842 in Butler County Pa. He died intestate and his land was divided between his heirs. He bought his land in 1796 and any help would be appreciated.  Judy Weber  


I am seaching on the MCGOWAN line: 

Interested to share with others that may be connected with my line. Iris Wakeling  


I am researching on the BRYSON line:

I'm interested in sharing information. Iris Wakeling  


I have researched on this DODDS family and extended it back to the early 1700's. Good ol' American Blood all the way across those ocean blues. Thomas was born on ship, therefore, his nickname was "Seaborn".

Contact me so we can share more information. Iris Wakeling  


I am searching out the CARTWRIGHT families that lived in Butler Co., Pa from abt 1870 - 1900's. My descendant line is with Thomas CARTWRIGHT b 13 Oct 1864/1865 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England and came to America settling into the Butler area. M. Mary Jane MCGOWAN 22 Jan 1898 in Youngstown, Ohio. They had a family of 9 children.

I'm interested in sharing information. Iris Wakeling  


Paris Bratton b. 1776 in York Co PA. Lived in Butler Co. with wife Hanah and several children. Son George Washington Bratton b. 1812. Looking for info on this family. Also, Samson Armstrong b. Allegheny County PA and lived in Butler Co. mid 1800's. dsterlp@aol.com  


I am researching the McKEEVER family, which I have found living in Donegal Township, Butler County from 1840 to at least 1900. My ggrandmother, Susan McKEEVER was born in 1847 to Cornelius (Neal, Neil) McKEEVER and Margaret BOYLE (?). Susan married my ggrandfather, Thomas O'BRIEN in 1871 in either Butler County or McKean County. I found Thomas, Susan and 3 children (one of whom is my grandfather, Dennis O'BRIEN) in Foster Township, McKean Cty in 1880. Any info on the MCKEEVER's, the O'BRIEN's or the BOYLE's would be greatly appreciated. John E. O'Brien, Jr.  


I'm looking for any information on my 3rd great grandfather, Charles H. Teeter. He was born somewhere in PA abt. 1813, he died in 1882 and is buried in New Albany Twp., Bradford Cty., Pa. Will gladly share any information I may have. Thanks Richard Teeter  


Margaret (Wentzel) Schilt died in Butler Co and left a will in 1865. She mentions her children as siblings. They were left with her father, John Wentzel, back in Berks County about 1815, after her husband John Schilt murdered his parents. I'm searching for info on her after she left Berks. Who did she live with in Butler Co? and any thing else. Thank you. Jean Hopper  


Curfman - My grandfather, Clarence A. Curfman, moved to Sarver in the 1930s 

Bowser - My grandfather, Phillip Bowser, Parkers Landing, Pa.

Thank-You. Kevin L. Curfman  


I am doing research on my family tree. My maternal grandmother's name was Elsie Pauline Mitchell Shaffer. I am trying to find out any information about either of those names and also a Barkley that lived in Harmony, Pennsylvania. My grandmother was originally from Harmony. Thank you. Debbie Schuster  


I have done extensiveresearch on the ADAM ALBERT family that lived in Franklin Township nearProspect. In fact there is a access to a home page with almost9,000 descendants and related families. The ALBERTSURNAME mixes with many surnames in Butler County - WEIGLE, FAIR, RIDER, CRITCHLOW,BOSTON, DOUGLASS, MC CANDLESS. Mydirect lineage is: AdamAlbert/Rebecca/Margaret Schreck - Henry Albert/Jane HOCKENBERRY -John L. Albert/Olive Elizabeth Rider - Dalton Albert/Mary Best -Mary Ruth Albert/Delbert Eugene Patterson - Vonda Patterson(me)/David Minner. Adam Albert came from Virginia in the late1700's or early 1800's and he had the following children: (1)Daniel Albert m Elizabeth ? (2) Adam Albert, Jr. m Nancy Dunn (3)Mary S. Albert m Thomas L. Dunn (4) George Albert m Sarah Henshaw(5) William H. Albert m Sarah Meyers (6) Henry A. Albert m JaneHockenberry (7) John Albert m Eliza ? (8) Elizabeth Albert mCharles Henshaw (9) Peter Albert m Rachel ? (10) Andrew Albert mT. Maria Baker (11) Margaret Albert m James Miller (12) NancyAlbert m David Pierce.

Having trouble locating thespouses or whearabouts of my Henry's & Jane's children: Hereis what I know. Joseph Albert, b abt. 1834: Elizabeth Albert babt. 1840: Margaret Albert b abt 1842,: Delilah Albert b abt 1844supposedly married a Brewster: Alvina Albert b abt 1845, AlfredAlbert b abt. 1849, Marian Albert b abt. 1852, Arminia or ArminaAlbert b abt. 1858 and Henry Albert b abt. 1864.

Any help on any of the aboutwould be deeply appreciated. Any information on any ALBERTCONNECTIONS would be appreciated.

Thank you for your help. VondaMinner


Looking forthe line after AndrewWalker born 1764 -who resided in Washington County later called Butler, died 1837in Butler. He had a son Abraham 1808-1880. Abraham married Janeand had two children- Levi 1842-1888, and another child. I'mlooking for information on the other child. This missing childmarried a Bruner had a son Harry Everett Bruner 1870-1947.

The rest if my family alsocomes from Butler. If you have any infomation on Bruner or Sutton(James LesterSutton, Albert Burvis Sutton, Margaret McCuthchen) I would like to hear from you. RobiChatterji


Researching family of Gustav Fredrick Drollinger 1813 1858, Hannahstown, wifeMagdalena Braun, 1815 1886, who were her parents? Earliest recordis 1842 land deed Clearfield township. Gustav ran a tavern on theButler Freeport Pike began by Nathan Skeer. Children, Maria;Gustav F.Jr; Adolph W.: Philip Gottlieb; Louisa; Henrietta;Amelia. Have this family back to 1572 Germany. Will exchange. Gordon Drollinger


Could youplease check your info for John Bonnerb. 1775? PA m. Bridget Crossman, son- George Bonner b. 1805 PA? Ihave not been able to find any Bonners in PA!! Thank you! LoraineNelson


MyGGrandfather was JamesCurry b. abt 1801 inPA, m. Bridget O'Donnell b. 5 July 1816 in PA. They livedFrankstown twsp, Hollidaysburg, Altoona in Blair CO 1840 to 1882.Children included Charles W., Constantine, Sarah, Rosannah,Susan, Francis Sylvester. There was a James C. Curry and wife,Barbara, administrators of a contract of sale of property fromIsaac Curry, Centre Twsp, to John Young, Westmoreland CO. in1825. Is there a connection? Will communicate with any Currys. DaveCurry


Have datafor and am researching the following families:

Gregg Campbell


I amresearching family in the Butler co. area, specifically in thearea covered by the old Buffalo township. The family lived on a70-odd acre tract on Kaiser road very near present-day route 422east of the 422/route 68 interchange. i also know there was a lotof oil/coal mining activity on the property, including a largestrip mine in operation as recently as 25 years ago, a coal mineand 5 or 6 oil wells. the names I am researching in connectionwith the area are:

We have been to the Butlerlibrary but we are from out of town and didn't have enough timeto really get into it. Jason D. Smith


Looking fordescendants and ancestors of Phillip Frederick (or Frederick Phillip) DEEDS, b abt 1773. He married Deborah GUMM (or GUINN or GINN). In 1850 she was living in nearbyButler County with an aged woman named PATTERSON. Their childrenwere: Mary, b 1804; John, b 1806, m Ann Catherine WIMER;Catherine, b 1809-1895, m Manuel Hamilton; Jesse G., 1811-1897, m1st Mary Rawson, m 2nd Hellen Canfield; Hiram W., b 1813, mOrilla OAKLEY; Elizabeth, b 1815; and Phoebe, b 1822, m James A.Freed. They lived in the Butler and Mercer County area and someof their descendants stayed on and may still be there. BillSowers


Searchingfor decendants of JosephAllen and Deborah Hill

Lynn N. Johnson


I am tryingto find out if J. G.Heckler & Elizabeth (?)were married and/or buried in Chicora, Butler county, Pa. Anyinformation would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you. Jill S. McCall


I'm lookingfor Jacob GRASSMAN's family. Jacob emigrated from Badenaround 1839 at the age of 9 with his family. Jacob ended up inPike County, Ohio, however, a Josephine GRASSMAN who also livedin Pike is reported to have been born in PA in 1839. There are Jacob GROSSMANs in Centre and Butler on the 1840Census. I'm wondering if one of these may be Jacob GRASSMAN'sfamily?? Any information on these GROSSMANs/GRASSMANs would bemuch appreciated<br> MarkGrassman


WilliamBRATTON of NewberryTwp., YORK CO. Had 3 sons: William, Paris b. 1776, and George b.1777. George BRATTON m. Mary CARSON and moved to Plum Twp.,Allegheny Co PA circa 1800. Paris Bratton &; wife Hannahlived in Butler Co. PA. Looking for info on thisBRATTON/BRATEN/BRATTEN line that was in York in mid to late1700's. N. Sterling


Looking forinformation on the COVERT family from the Harmony/Butler area,from the 1700-late 1800's. Looking for the maiden name of thewife of Isaac Covert.Isaac Covert and his wife, Rachel, died in1814. Also spelled in some records as, COOVERT. DawnCovert


BAILEY- Need information on Elisha H.Bailey, Sr. who b. ca 1800 and resided in Parker, PA which is onthe Armstrong/Clarion Co. line. He served as Justice of the Peacein that area. Need a wife and children for him. DarleenBerens


I am tryingto find my great-great-grandfather Mifflin Levis born in 1814 in Butler CountyPennsylvania. He married Lucinda McCurdy, on 30 Sept 1844, whom was born 26 Oct 1825. While inPennsylvania, they adopted a son Will and gave birth to a son on12 Oct 1854 which was named Wynie (Cyrus) Levis. LeroyLevis


HESSELGESSER: Wish to share info with anyoneresearching this unusual surname. Name appears in James Whisker'sbook "Bedford Co in the American Revolution" asHASELGASER. Jacob Hesselgesser also found in one of the volumesof the Penna Archives as a Ranger on the Frontier in Bedford Co.He is found later on the census in Huntington Co and finallyeither he or a son named Jacob in Butler Co. JimHazlett


I amreserching the ROSE's Center Twp. These would be thedecsendants of John ROSE wife 1st Martha Erivn wife 2nd Mary Stevenson/Stephenson. He came to Butler abt 1800 fromSussex or North Huntingdon Cos, NJ. John is buried in Mt ChestnutCemetery along with son John S and family, as well as dau Rebeccaand some family members.

Children 1st wife Jacob(wife MarthaMCKISSICK), John,Elizabeth (husband DanielHECK Jr), Mary Ann(husband ? ALBERT), Andrew, Benjamin, Martha (husband James T. MCJUNKIN)

Children 2nd wife Keziah (husband ? MORRISON), James S (wife Susan MCJUNKIN), Rebecca (husband William STOOPS)

I am insterested in allfamiles related to this ROSE line from 1800 to present. I decsendfrom Jacob (wife Marth MCKISSISK) son of John & Martha Erivn.

Other names of interest STEEN, GRAHAM, SHANNON. Willing to share information Ihave. Nancy Rose Evans


I am doinga genealogy on the descendants of Philip Stoops and Elizabeth Vanderlin. Will share what I have with any interested parties.Edward R. Monnie


As with Vonda Minner, who is also on the query list, I amdescended from AdamAlbert, an earlyresident of Butler County. My Albert line goes from Adam Albert& Rebecca/Margaret Schreck --> Henry Albert & JaneHockenberry --> Elmer Albert & Anna Lena Singer -->John Curtis Albert & Stella J Fair --> Clyde Edward Albert--> Ed & Ann Albert. I am very interested in followingback my Grandmother FAIR's line past her father James Washington FAIR.

My maternal line is provingdifficult, and this is where I would appreciate anycontributions. My mother was Jonell Lewis (b: 1928). Her parentswere Mary MargaretMatthews & Don Walter(?) Lewis. Beyond that I have no other data. Ed Albert


I amresearching my great grandparents. My great grandfather MARTIN A WACKERLY came to America from Germany andmoved to Butler County sometime around 1870. He worked for afamily named HARDING. As best as I can figure he marriedthe daughter of the family, ANNIE KATHERINE HARDING Iin 1871.There were several children born to them, I think in ButlerCounty. They were CASPER L. WACKERLY (1872) , ANNA C. WACKERLY(1874) and HERMAN MIFELTON WACKERLY (1876). Sometime in 1876family moved to Virginia. There is no information availablethrough the family on the Harding family. I don't know if youaccess to research this or not but thought it would be worth thetry.

Thank you for any help youmay or may not be able to share with me. Have a great day andthanks again. Jackie Gray


I am tryingto find information on my grandfather. Have learned his name was Edgar Stevick and he died in Butler County, PA,March 1970. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. JJ Masters


In the 1830Butler Co. PA census, HenryStroman is on line 2page 38 and LewisTeets is on line 22page 38. Both are gr-gr-gr-grandfathers of mine. JohnTeets,Lewis' oldest son died in Butler co in 1853. Do you haveany way of checking his death? Jim Middleton


CUNNINGHAM--Seeking information on Robert CUNNINGHAM (b. about 1808) and Emily RAMSAY, the parents of Melissa JaneCunningham SQUIRES (1844-1928) who lived in Trumbull Co., OH.Believe him to be the Robert CUNNINGHAM listed in the 1850 ButlerCo., PA mortality census, page 014. She later married BernardCARR and lived in Volant, PA. Seeking information on parents,birth date and place, marriage date and place, and place of deathand burial for Robert and Emily. RobertMixon


Looking forinformation about the family of Alexander HINDS, who with his wife and two children, settled inButler County, PA prior to the Revolutionary war. Alexander was aRevolutionary War soldier.

One son is Michael HINDS,born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, where he married, when stilla young man, Mary Smith, whose antecedents were also among theearly settlers of that part of the state. Disposing of theirinterestes in Pennsylvania in 1818, Michael and his wife migratedto Franklin county, Indiana, where they lived until 1825, whenthey moved to Shelby County, Indiana. I need a complete listingof Alexander's family.

Also looking for BenjaminHINDS, born Maryland abt 1780? Married three times, lastly toElizabeth HASH, somewhere in PA. Moved to Ohio about 1812 to nearSeven Mile (Butler County, Ohio), where he purchased land andremained until after the War of 1812, then moved to HamiltonCounty, Ohio, where he remained until 1825, (must be earlier,sold land in Indiana in 1824) at which time he removed toDearborn County, Indiana. Died there Aug 5, 1835. Was marriedthree times and had 13 children: Elizabeth, Ann, Mary, James,Sarah, John, Henry, Reizen, Emily, Jane and 3 who died ininfancy. Don Hinds


I searchingthe McKEEVER,O'BRIEN abd BOYLEfamilies in Butler and Armstrong Counties, I came across 2 of theMcKEEVER daughters (sisters of my ggmother) married to SHIELDSboys and one married to a LITTLE. JohnE. O'Brien, Jr.


Looking for Joseph P. Eshenbaugh,born ca. 1830, Butler County Pa. Was son of John Eshenbaugh and JaneFreeman. Was Civil War Soldier,discharged around end of war, but I can't find him in ButlerCounty. Please respond with any similar spellings ofname.Thanks. Judy Weber        


I am searching for mygrandmother's, OnaBell Jordon (Jordan?), family. Whenshe died 28 June 1951 at age 54, her obituary stated she wassurvived by her mother, Mrs. Allie Baumcratz, KarnsCity, PA: a brother, EmoryJordan, Rural Valley, PA: twosisters, Mrs. FredRisinger, Kane, PA: and Mrs. John Risinger, Karns City, PA. Would appreciate any informationconcerning Mrs. Allie Baumcratzor Mrs. John Risinger. Michael E.Anthony 


I'm Looking for my great grandfather,George Stepp, who lived most of his life inButler County PA. He was born in 1865, died 1939. Married Srah Jeanette Miller, approx. 1892, 93 in the PresbyChurch in Butler County. Specifically, I am looking for George'sparents, according to family were also Butler County. I have Miller and Harbisonfamily trees if that is of any interest. Thanks for the help. V.Stepp        


I am looking for information on Clarence William RIEGLE. He was born in Harmony PA around1902. We are not sure who his parents were. He married Bertha Irene BROOKS. She was born in Ridgeway OH around1906. Thanks Cin Sopko        


My grandfather was Michael Mochel, born in Westhoffen, Alsace, France 8 Dec. 1841,emmigrated to US in 1856 and settled in Butler County, Pa. Hedied in Sarver, PA 28 Aug. 1932, having had two wives and 10children, whose names I have if anyone is interested. We havenever found a port-of-entry record and know nothing about histravel from France to PA. Any suggestions welcome. WalterE. Mochel        


Searching for informationconcerning SylvesterRUMBAUGH and family. Sylvester wasb. 1851 in Butler County, by 1888 was located in Putnam County,West Virginia. His father was Jacob RUMBAUGH, motherwas Sarah LeahFRENCHIQUE. Appreciate anyhelp.  Russell Turner        


Neyman; I have much on the descendants of Herman Neyman and histwo sons William and John for Herman's immigration in 1754 topresent.

Monnie: I am doing a Monnie genealogy from immigration in 1845/6 to present. Somenames Hutchison,Myers, Wolford, Sowash, Patten and others.  Edward R.Monnie


Looking for information onmy biological father.Last known to be living in Pittsburgin  1935 and working at gimbel,s dept store. previouslyowned a bakery in atlanta georgia 1925-1928, owned a bakery inbutler pa. 1923-1925,lived in punxatawnwy, pa. . 1920-1921 William Lee     


The following shortbiography was found in "Presidents, Soldiers,Statesmen" published by Hardesty in 1898 Volume 1, on Washington Hilliard  "Wasborn in Butler County, Pa., May 5, 1841; his parents, Elisha and Susanna (Albert) Hilliard, are deceased; at the age of 20 years, he enlistedJune 10, 1861, at Butler, Pa., as a private in Co. C, 11th Pa.Reserve Corps, 5th A.C., and was an active participant in thebattles of Drainesville, seven days' battles in 1862, Bull Run,South Mt., Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville,Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Falling Watter, BristoeStation, Rappahannock Station and Mine Run; in the fall of 1862was assigned to Bat. C, U.S. Art., and continued therein oneyear; at the battle of Gettysburg he was slightly wounded bygunshot in left side, and suffered the loss of his hearing atFredericksburg; at Gaines' Hill in spring of 1862 the regimentwas captured and taken to Libby and Belle Isle prisons, wherethey remained until exchanged in July, then returned to thefield; June 13, 1864, he was honorably discharged.  His twobrothers were in the service, Abadiah and Oliver, the latter wasbadly wounded in right arm at Fredericksburg; four uncles servedin the Mexican War; Mr. Hilliard wasmarried in Butler County, Pa., August 28, 1864 to Mary Etta Hoover, born in Vernango County, Pa., November 15, 1845;her parents, Henryand Margaret (Kelley) Hoover, aredeceased; to the union have been born five children: Judson E.,arry E., Effie May, Nina Bell and Forrest Othello.  Mrs.Hilliard had one brother, David, inthe service.  Comrade Hilliard is a member of Encampment No.45, U.V.L.; draws a pension, is a laborer, and his address is 105S. Main Street, Butler Pa."      Ihope this helps someone researching the HilliardFamily.   Judy Weber    


The following short biography hasbeen found in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen"published by Hardesty in 1898 Volume 1,on William M. Farnsworth "The subject of this sketch,was born in Lycoming County, Pa., October 31, 1836; his parents Henry and Catherine (Anders)Farnsworth, aredeceased; he was 24 years old when he enlisted in July, 1861, atJersey Shore, Pa., as a private in Co. E, 8th Pa. Cav., and wasassigned to general guard and garrison duty, and was on patroland scouting duty in Virginia until hurt by fall of horse, inNovember, 1861, near Washington Heights, Va., while on a charge,breaking several ribs and otherwise injuring him, he was treatedin Washington hospital for his injuries until discharged inApril, 1862, at Washington, D.C., on surgeon's certificate; hewas often detailed on special duties, but cannot rememberall.  Mr. Farnsworth was united in marriage in ButlerCounty, Pa., July 23, 1872 to Miss Rachel J. Gold, who was born in that county, April3, 1841; her parents, JosephD. and Thena (Carll) Gold, are deceased; her grandfather, Lott Carll, was a soldier in the war of 1776,and her two uncles, Williamand James Gold, werein the war of 1812-14.  Comrade Farnsworth was a member ofA.G. Reed Post, No. 105, G.A.R. and on April 15, 1885, hedeparted this life from injuries received in the service, and forwhich his widow now draws a pension of $12. Address, Butler ,Pa." I hope the above information helps someone researchingthe Farnsworthfamily.           Judy Weber    


The following short biography wasfound in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen" published byHardisty in 1898 Volume 1 on Robert H. McQuistion "Son of James and Mary (Hindman) McQuistion, parents deceased, was born inButler County, Pa., May 6, 1843, and when he was 21 years oldenlisted August 30, 1864, at Allegheny City, Pa., as a private inCo. A, 6th Regt. H.Art., and was assigned to guard and garrisonduty in and around Washington, and along the O.&A.R.R.; beinga sufferer from typhoid fever, he was in a hospital in Octoberand November, 1864, at Braddock's Fields, Pa., for several weeks,and was furloughed thirty days from the hospital; at Fort EthanAllen, Va., June 13, 1865, he was finally discharged.  Hisbrother, John K.McQuistion, was acomrade in Co. H, 78th Pa. for three years; he is now deceased;several ancestors of our subject were in the war of 1812, and inthe war of 1776. Comrade McQuistion is engaged in farming, andresides on the Freeport Road, one-half mile from Butler; hisapplication for pension is still pending. Address, Butler,Pa." I hope the above information helps someone researchingthe McQuistion family.      JudyWeber    


The following short biography wasfound in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen" published byHardesty in 1898 Volume 1, on Penry (Henry?) James... "Danieland Eliza (Hineman) James, are the parents, now deceased, of the subject ofthis sketch, who was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in September,1841, and was 22 years old when he enlisted in Butler County, fornine months, as a private in Co. G, 137th Pa. Inf., 2nd A.C., andwith his command was a participant in the battles of Antietam,Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., near which latter battle he wasinjured December 17, 1864, for which he was treated in hospitalat Washington about two months, and in Newport, Ky., about threemonths, in the winter of 1862-3, was discharged on surgeon'scertificate, and re-enlisted September 1, 1864, at Pittsburg, inCo. B, 13th U.S. Inf. and was transferred in February 1865, tothe V.R.C., receiving his final honorable discharge August 2,1864, at Camp Dennison, Ohio, on surgeon's certificate. Hisbrother, Charles, was a comrade in the 78th Pa. over three yearsand three months.  Mr. James married in Butler, Pa., March25, 1873 to Miss AnnieMates, daughter of Amos and Mary Ann (Derimor) Mates, who was born in that County, in1851; the union has been blessed with three children, namely:Addie, Charles and Aneck. Comrade James belongs to A.G. ReedPost, No. 105, G.A.R., draws a pension, and is employed as alaborer.  Address, 310 New Castle Street, Butler,Pa."      I hope the above helpssomeone researching the James family.     JudyWeber    


The following short biography wasfound in "Presidents,Soldiers,Statesmen" published byHardesty in 1898.(Volume 1) on William Baumgarten "The subject of this sketch, was born inAllegheny County, Pa. in 1845; his parents, Joseph and Martha (Dante) Baumgarten, are deceased; at the age of 19years, he enlisted in March, 1864, at Pittsburg, Pa., as aprivate in Co. K, 102nd Ind., 1st Brig., 2nd Div., 6th A.C. andwith his command participated in the battles of Wilderness,Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburh, Winchester, Williamsport,Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek; he was three times wounded, atWinchester in left leg, at Fisher's Hill in left hand, and atSnicker's Gap in right side of head, losing the sight of the eye, and was treated in hospital at Philadelphia six months for hiswounds; he was eventually discharged at Satjerlee Hospital,Philadelphia, Pa., on account of the wound in his head.  Mr.Baumgarten was united in marriage in Pittsburg, Pa., in 1868 toMiss. ElizabethMartin, a native ofGermany, born in 1846; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Martin, are deceased; five children haveblessed the union, born in the order named:  Mary M., KatieJ., Lizzie, Raphael and Andie F.  Comrade Baumgarten settledin Butler County in 1889; draws a pension, is a farmer byoccupation, and his address is Herman P.O. , Butler Co.Pa."      I hope the aboveinformation helps someone researching the Baumgartenfamily.   Judy Weber   


 Thefollowing short biography has been found in "Presidents,Soldiers, Statesmen" published by Hardisty, Volume 1 in 1898on George McGuire..."Was born in WestmorelandCounty, Pa. in 1820; his father, Robert McGuire, born in Carlisle, Pa., is deceased, as is also hismother, Mary(Easter); at the ageof 41, he enlisted June 30, 1861 at Freeport, Armstrong County,as a corporal in Co. G, 11th Pa. Res. Inf. 3rd Brig. 3rd Div.,6thA.C., and with his command participated in the battles ofMechanicsville, Gaines'Mills, and Fredericksburg, at which thelatter battle he was wounded in the left thigh and left writst,for which he received treatment in Herwood hospital four or fivemonths.  He was furloughed for sixty days in 1863; the yearprevious he was captured in June, at Gaines Mills, by rebels, andheld prisoner in Libby for twenty days; at Herwood hospital hereceived his final discharge, April 23, 1863; His two sons werein the service, James N. died after the war closed; Robert R.,who is yet living, was a prisoner of war in Andersonville four orfive months.  Mr. McGuire was married in Freeport, ArmstrongCounty, Pa. in 1860 to MaryM. Duff, born inAllegheny County, in 1808; her parents, John and Sarah (McGarry) Duff are deceased.  The first wifeof our subject, Jane(Nolder), bore himeight children, Mary Ann, James, Robert, Samuel, Albert, George,Nancy and Martha.  The present Mrs. McGuire had one sonkilled at the battle of Antietam.  Comrade McGuire settledin Butler County in 1866, draws a pension, is a miner, and hisaddress is Great Belt, Butler County,Pa".      I hope the aboveinformation helps someone researching the McGuireFamily.     JudyWeber   


The following short biography from"Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen" published in 1898 byHardesty has the following on Cyrus E. Anderson: " Is a native of Ohio, born in WashingtonCounty, Aug. 4, 1822; his parents, Robert and Magdalena (Roth) Anderson are deceased; at the age of 40years, he enlisted August 7, 1862, at Butler, Pa. as Captain ofCompany C, 134th Pa. Vol. Inf. and was afterward promoted Major;he participated with his command in the battles of Fredericksburgand Chancellorsville; he was sick in soldiers' quarters nearFalmouth, Va., with fever about three weeks,and was finallydischarged May 26, 1863, at Harrisburg, his term of enlistmenthaving expired. Mr. Anderson was married in Butler County, Pa. toMiss Ruth Brown, born in that county February 9,1826; her parents, Adamand Sarah Brown, aredeceased; five children have blessed this union, born in theorder named:  Sarah Magdalena, deceased, Leonidas L., AlvinAsbury, Eva Estella and U.S. Grant.  Three brothers of Mrs.Anderson were in the service. Wm.C., Nathan and JosephBrown.  Comrade Anderson was registrar and recorder from1860 - 1863; was appointed Dist. Dept. Provost Marshal in August,1864, remaining in that capacity until the close of thewar.  Prothonotary from 1869 for three years; in the fall of1857 was Dept. Treasurer, Registrar and Recorder, and serveduntil his election in 1860; he was one of the editors andproprietors of the "American Citizen", at Butler oneyear, and became sole propritor in December , 1866, remaining inthat capacity until April, 1869; he has held the office of PostC. in A.G. Reed Post, No. 105, G.A.R.; draws a pension, isJustice of the Peace, and his address is Butler,Pa."   Judy Weber   


The following short biography wasfound in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen" published in1898 by Hardesty.  NorvalD. Goe "Wasborn in Callensburgh, Clarion County, Pa. in 1843; his father,Dr. Reede Goe, is deceased but his mother, Eliza D. (McCaully), is yet living; at the age of 18, heenlisted September 7, 1861, as a private in Co. A, 103rd Inf.,1stD., 4th A.C., and in April, 1865, was promoted hospitalstewart; he took active part in the battles of Williamsburg,siege of Yorktown, Bottom Bridge, Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, sevendays before Richmond, Kingston, Wythe Hall, Goldsboro, Plymouth,Jordan's Ford, Black Water, three times, Southwest Creek,Blount's Mills, Christian's Ford, Williamstown and Foster'sMills; he was specially detailed as hospital stewart of 103rdRegt. from March, 1862 to April 20, 1864; he was captured byrebels at Plymouth, N.C., April 20, 1864, and confined atAndersonville and Florence eight months; was furloughed thirtydays in August 1863, on account of sickness and rejoined commandat Plylmouth, N.C.; in February , 1864, he was discharged fromfirst enlistment at Plymouth, N.C., only to re-enlist in samecompany; and was finally honorably discharged July 13,1865.  His father and one brother were in the late war; theformer died in service in 1862.  Mr. Goe was married inCorsica, Jefferson County, Pa., in 1871, to Martha A. Johnson, born in Mill Creek, Clarion County,Pa.; her father, ThomasJohnson, isdeceased, but her mother, Mary A. (Gibson), is yet living; seven children have blessed theunion, namely Reed T., William R., Marh H., Harry M., Grace E.,Kate, and Martha A., deceased.  Two brothers of Mrs. Goe,William and Joseph were in the service, the former was killed atthe battle of Plymouth, N.C.  Comarade Goe settled in ButlerCounty in 1889; belongs to Henry Wetter Post, No. 395, G.A.R.,and U.V.L., No 45, Butler Pa.; draws a pension, is a disabled andretired soldier, and his address is Jefferson Centre, ButlerCounty, Pa."   JudyWeber   


I have been researching the BISH family of Armstrong, and Clarion County, PA, buthave been unsuccesful in discovering where they originated. In a local biographical book of Armstrong County, Pa, Daniel Bish says that his father David Bish was born in McNicholas Furnace inButler County, PA in 1804.  David Bish married Rebecca Confer/Confair.  I believe David's parentswere Peter and MaryElizabeth (Titus) Bish.Davidand Rebecca are my forth great grandparents.  Hoping someonecan help!   G & S Jesberger  


James Brandon was born in 1794 in Kentucky but wasmoved by his parents in the late 1790's to Penn. in either Butleror Lawrence county. James married Elizabeth Stewart March 14, 1816 in Slipperyrock,Beaver county,[it later turned into Lawrence county in 1849]Penn. and lived the rest of their lives there. They had  thefollowing children:Thomas Brandon 1817 born in Beaver county; afemale born about 1817-1820 Beaver; George W. 1823 Beaver;William 9 Nov. 1824 Beaver [my ancestor]; Samuel, March 1829Beaver; Elizabeth 1832 Beaver co.;Franklin 1834 Beaver co.;Benjamin F. 1836 Beaver and married Ellen born 1830; All of thishappened in Slipperyrock, Beaver co. I have found James in therecords of the war of 1812.  Marcia Tyler  


The following short biography hasbeen found in "Presidents, Soldiers,Statesmen", Volume1 , Published by Hardesty in 1898 on John J. West......"Was born in AlleghenyCounty, Pa. March 24, 1841; his parents Aaron W. and Rebecca (Smith) West, are deceased; at the age of 21years, he enlisted August 7, 1862, at Butler, Pa., for ninemonths, as a private in Co. C, 134th Pa. Inf., (Quay's) 1stBrig., 3rd Div., 5th A.C., and was a participant in the battlesof South Mt., Antietam, Sheperdstown, Fredericksburg andChancellorsville; his eyes were badly injured at the battle ofChancellorsville, Va., in May 1863, from  overheat andexertion; he was treated by the regimental surgeon, but receivedno hospital record; he was honorably discharged May 26, 1863, atHarrisburg, Pa.  His grandfather, Joseph West, was a soldier in the war of 1812.Mr. West was married in Butler County, Pa. March 10, 1890 to Sarah A. Umstead, born in Beaver County, Pa.,December (29?) 1846; her parents, Richard and Elizabeth (Carner)Umstead, are yetliving; she was formerly the wife of A. Dunbar, who served in the last war, and diedOctober 20, 1877; from this union there were seven children,Robert E., Lizzie Belle, Lewis Carner, Sarah A., Wm. John,Richard M. and Mary E., deceased.  The first wife of oursubject, MargaretBell, bore him threechildren, Elizabeth E., Aaron P., and Jeannette R., who was bornSeptember, 1839, married July 14, 1863, and died October 25,1886.  The grandfather of Mrs. Sarah A. West, Joel Umstead, was a soldier in the war of1812-14. Comrade West filled the office of assessor in PennTownship, this county, in 1869, and from 1869 to 1872 wasconstable; is J.V.C. in A.G.Reed Post, No. 105, G.A.R., draws apension and is a glass worker. Address, 113 McClean Ave., Butler,Pa.   Judy  Weber  


The following short biography hasbeen found in "Presidents, Soldiers,Statesmen", Volume1,  published by Hardesty in 1898 onCharles T. Reed......"Is a native of Vermont,born May 8, 1843; his parents, George W. and Maria L (Miller) Reed, are deceased; at the age of 17years, he enlisted November 13, 1861, at Lyons, N.Y., as aprivate in Co. F, 57th N.Y. Inf., 3rd Brig., 1st Div., 2nd A.C.,and was subsequently promoted corporal; with his command heparticipated in the battles of Fair Oaks, seven days' battles in1863, Malvern Hill, Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg,Chancellorsville, Fairfax, C.H., Mine Run, Gettysburg,Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Petersburgh; June 10, 1864, he waswounded in front of Petersburg, by gunshot in right hand andforearm, and was treated in West Philadelphia for his woundsuntil the following December, 1864, when he was discharged histerm of service having expired.  His two brothers were inthe service, H.H. was a comrade in 122nd. N.Y. and was badlywounded in forearm; Oscar served about six months when 15 yearsold; their grandfather was in the war of 1776. Mr. Reed marriedin Forrestville, N.Y. March 9, 1872 to Dorothy Senn, daughter of Francis and Gertrude Senn, parents yet living; she was born inChatauqua County, N.Y., March 9, 1852; nine children have blessedthe union, namely: Louie G., deceased, Fred W., Hiram H., RalphC., Earl W., Frank A., Joseph C., Armelda I., deceased, and HazelE.  Comrade Reed is a member of Encampment No. 45, U.V.L.,draws a pension, is a driller by occupation, and his address is841 Fairview Aveneu, Butler, Pa.   JudyWeber  


The following short biography hasbeen found in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen" Volume1, published by Hardesty in 1898 on John Acheson....."The subject of this sketchwas born in Cohoes, N.Y., August 15, 1841, his parents, Wm. Acheson and Bridget (Rigney), are deceased; at the early age of16 years, he enlisted in the service of his country, May 14,1861, as private in Co.E, 2nd N.Y.Inf. and was subsequentlypromoted corporal; with his command he actively participated inthe battles of Big Bethel, seven days battles in 1862, BristoeStation, Bull Run, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; he was onspecial detail at Frederick, Md., as provost guard, three or fourmonths in 1865, and in commissary department in Texas, about twoyears, 1866-7; he was discharged from first enlistment May 26,1863, at Troy, N.Y., and reinlisted November 26, 1864 atCincinnati, Ohio, as private in Co. A., 6th U.S. Cav. and serveduntil November 26, 1867, when he received his honorable dischargeat Buffalo Springs, Texas. Mr Acheson was married in Bradford,Pa. in March , 1883 to MaryHoop, born in McKeanCounty, Pa., in 1858; her father, John Hoop , is yet living, but her mother, Betsey Hoop, is deceased; three children havebrightened the home of Mr. and Mrs. Acheson, born in the ordernamed: Grace Edna, Hazel Gertrude and Florence Mary. Comrade Acheson is a member of Camp U.V.L., No. 45, draws apension, is an oil producer, and his address is Butler, Pa. Judy Weber  


 Thefollowing short biography has been found in "Presidents,Soldiers, Statesmen", Volume 1 published by Hardisty in 1898on Frederick Bauman...."Is a native of Germany, bornin Saxon, Voiglland, in 1837; his parents, Christian and Hanna (Herling) Bauman, are deceased; at the age of 28years, he enlisted Feb. 13, 1865, at Allegheny City, Pa., as aprivate in Co.E, 78th Pa. Vol. Inf., attached to 8th A.C., hisservices consisting of guard and garrison duty, guardingrailroads and fortifications; he was confined in hospital atCumberland with fever and ague, and was honorably discharged in1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. Mr. Bauman was united in marriage inAllegheny City, in 1860 ,to Miss Louisa Aderhold, who was born in the State of Pennsylvania, in 1840;her parents, HenryF. and Hannah W. (Neba) Aderhold, are deceased; ten children have been born to theunion in the order named: William H., Aaron L., Charles E.,Harris E., Clare E., Alice A., Evelia M., Robert M., Edward L.and Walter L.  Comrade Bauman settled in Butler County inearly youth, and has creditably filled the office of constable ofSaxonburgh, two terms; he draws a pension, follows the avocationof marble cutter, and his address is Saxonburgh, Butler Co.,Pa.    Judy Weber 


 Lookingfor any information on SamuelLaughner, Auria Westner,and Sarah Dunkel.  Samuel and Auria were born inWestmoreland county. Sarah unknown.   RichLaughner


The following is a short biographyfound in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen", Volume 1,Published by Hardesty in 1898 on Elias R. Boyer...."Was born in Butler County, Pa., March 25,1842; his parents, Isaacand Polly (Rice) Boyer,are yet living; at the age of 23 years he enlisted as a privatein Co.F, 78th Pa. Inf., and faithfully discharged the duties of asoldier; in June, 1865, he suffered with enlargement of the veinsin both legs and loss of hearing in left ear; he was honorablydischarged September 20, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His father wasa comrade in the 77th Pa., serving four years and four months,and his grandfather, HenryRice, was a soldierin the war of 1812.  Mr. Boyer was married in Butler County,Pa., March 1, 1866, to Miss Susan Lambert, who was born in that county, June 28, 1847; herfather, GeorgeLambert, is yetliving, but her mother, Tina(Beighley), isdeceased; to the union has been born five children, namely: E.F.,J.L., Norman J., Charles and Blanche.  Two brothers of Mrs.Boyer, William and Paul, served in different regiments during thestruggle, the latter served  eighteen months. Comrade Boyeris a member of A.G. Reed Post, No. 105, G.A.R., draws a pension,is a carpenter, and his address is Jail Street, Butler, Pa. Ihope this helps someone researching the BoyerFamily.    JudyWeber


The following short autobiography hasbeen found in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen", Volume1 , published by Hardesty in 1898 on William J. McKee..... "Son of John and Mary Ann (Crawford) McKee, parents deceased, was born April 10,1869, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and at the age of 22 years, he enlistedin September, 1862, in Vernango County, Pa., as a private inCo.A, 16th Pa. Cav., 2nd B., 2nd D., Sheridan's corps; thefollowing is his battle list: Kelley's Ford, Hartford Church,Rapidan, Ely's Ford, Chancellorsville, Aldie, Middleburg,Upperville, Gettysburg, Caledona Furnace, Shepherdstown,Culpeper, Sulphur Springs, Good Hope Church, Mine Run, ColdHarbor, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Richmond raid and others; May9, 1864, at the battle of Cold Harbor, he was severely wounded bygunshot through left thigh, and at White SulphurSprings   was wounded in hand by sabre stoke, and alsoreceived a scalp wound, for all of which he was treated inhospital at Norfolk, Va., until September, same year, when hereturned to regiment; he was on special duty as dispatch bearerfor Gens. Gregg and Robinson for almost a year; in April 1865, hewas furloughed from City Point, for thirty days, at theexpiration of which he rejoined his command at same place, andwas honorably discharged in June, 1865 at Lynchburg, Va. Mr. McKee was married in Butler, Pa., Dec. 10, 1873, to Miss. Lydia R. Dunlap, born in that place, September 6,1853; her parents Jamesand Margaret (Murdock) Dunlap, are yet living; Charles Dunlap McKee is the onlychild of Mr. and Mrs. McKee. Comrade McKee is Past Adjt. in RobbPost, No. 530, G.A.R., draws a small pension, is an oil operator,and his address is 450 Jefferson Street, Butler, Pa.  I hopethis helps someone researching the McKeefamily.    JudyWeber


The following short autobiography has been found in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen", Volume 1, published by Hardesty in 1898 on George Ross....."Is a native of Germany, born April 24, 1839; his parents, Frederick and Dora (Kline) Ross, are deceased; upon attaining his majority, he enlisted October 5, 1861, at Pittsburgh, Pa., for three years, as a private in Co.M, 6th U.S. Cav., and took active part with his command in the battles of Williamsburg, seven days battle in 1862, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and many others; he was detailed as regimental teamster about three months; at expiration of his term he was discarged in October, 1864, near Winchester, and re-enlisted in March 1865, for one year, at Allegheny, in 101st Pa. V.I., and was finally discharged June 25, 1865, at New Berne, N.C.; he was a patients in the Annapolis, Md., hospital about two months, in 1862, with rheumatism.  Mr. Ross was married March 27, 1865, to Mary Moore, daughter of William and Rosanna (Friend) Moore, parents deceased; she was born in Butler County, Pa., July 23, 1849;  eight children are the result of the union, born in the following order:  Lynn, Joseph, William, Clyde, Bertha, Stephen L. and Maud, the first four are deceased.  Four bothers of Mrs. Ross were in the service, John,  Alexander, Joseph and Harry, Alex. was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, captured and taken to Andersonville, where he died; her father was in the war of 1812. Comrade Ross settled in Butler County in 1845, draws a pension, is a liveryman, and his address is Butler, Pa. I hope this helps someone researching the Ross family.    Judy Weber          


BAILEY-Working on the following families: Elisha H. Bailey b. 1805 in  Chester Co. d. ca 1883 Parker, Armstrong Co. He was married to Mary Ann b. 1805. They had  the following children I assume all born in Armstrong Co. (1) Elizabeth R. b. 1835 (2)Simion  or Simon b. 1837 mar. to Susan B. & resided in Butler Co., Muddy Creek Twp. with children  Newton James b.1861, Mary E. 1866, Florence A. 1868, W.H. 1872, E.W.  1875 & W.P. 1879. (3) Mary E. 1839 (4) Catherine 1842 (5) Elisha Hope  b. Sep 1843 mar Rebecca & resided in Butler Co. in Connoquenessing  Twp. Had children Elisha, Jr. b. Aug 1871, Emily 1873, Mary E. 1875,  Laura C. 1878, Elizabeth L. 1880, Frances R. 1897. (6) Sarah J. b.  1847 (7) Samuel J. 1850. Would appreciate any and all responses with  info on the above families.     Darleen Ritchey Berens         


A short biography has been found in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen", Volume 1, published by Hardesty in 1898 on Aaron Beighley......"Was born in Butler County, Pa., February 25, 1844; his father, Michael Beighley, is yet living, as is his mother who was born in 1815, her maiden name was Shaner; when 17 years of age, he enlisted August 30, 1862, at Middle Lancaster, Pa., as a private in Co. F, 137th Pa. Vol.Inf., and after serving nine months was discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., and reenlisted february 15, 1865, at Pittsburg, in Co. E., 112th H. Art.; he took a prominent part in the battles of Cold Harbor, all through the siege of Petersburg, and Chapin's Farm; he was detailed to drive the ambulance eleven months; was wounded in right arm by gunshot in June, 1864 at Petersburg, Va., and was confined in hospital three months on account of wound; he received his honorable discharge at City Point, Va., at close of the war. His maternal grandfather, Abraham Shaner, served in the war of 1812.  Mr. Beighley was married in Butler County, Pa., May 1, 1866, to Matilda Moyer, born in that county in 1847; her father, Samuel Moyer, is yet living, but her mother, Julia Ann (Rice), is deceased; nine children have been born to the union in the order named: Ida Almina, Elsie Ellen, Samuel Emery, Julia Ann Catherine, deceased, Howard Pierce, Hosea Wilford, Plummer Hershel, Nora Leila and Darley May.  Conrade Beighley draws a small pension, is a carpenter, and his address is Butler, Pa." I hope this helps someone researching the Beighley family.  Judy Weber        


A short biography has been found in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen", Volume 1, published by Hardesty in 1898 on John S. Chambers...."Is a native of Shippingsville, Clarion County, Pa., born July 21, 1837; his parents were J.H. and Susanna (Shiffer) Chambers; at the age of 23 years, he enlisted September 9, 1862, at Franklin, Pa., as a private in Co. E, 16th Pa. Cav., attached to the 2nd Brig., 2nd Div., Cav. Corps: among his battles may be mentioned Rappahanock Station, Bristoe Station, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Richmond raid in 1864, Trevillian Station, St. Mary's Church, Weldon R.R., Hatcher's Run, Five Forks, Sailor's Creek, Farmville and Appomattox; he was specially detailed as Gen. Alex. Hayes, four or five months; he was wounded in the eye by a bursting cap, and was ruptured and injured left leg by a fall of his horse; in the winter of 1863-4 he was furloughed from Brandy Station, Va., for ten days, rejoining his command at same place; June 17, 1865, he was finally discharged at Lynchburg, Va.  His grandfather Shiffer was in the war of 1812-14. Mr Chambers married January 4, 1866 to Nancy M. McCandless, born in Butler County, Pa., and a daughter of Mark and Mary (Russell) McCandless; seven children bless this union, born in the order named: Edward O., Mary I., Berton, deceased, Mabel L., Harry K., Infant and Grace V. Comrade Chambers is a member of Camp No. 45, U.V.L., draws a small pension, is a painter, and his address is Butler, Pa."   I hope this biography helps someone researching the Chambers family. ( I suspect the infant after Harry K. means infantry).  Judy Weber        


JAMES ADAMS was married to ANNIE WALLCE abt.1830 maybe in Butler Co.  One son LEONARD CROSS ADAMS was born in 1845 in Cranberry Twp. Venango Co. konw of two other children:  JOHN WALLCE ADAMS and ABBIE ADAMS who married ? JONES  Catherine Gruben        


The following short biography has been found in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen", Volume 1, published by Hardesty in 1898 on Casper Sherman....."Born August 4, 1842 , near Frankfort am Main, Germany, is a son of John and Christena (Nease) Sherman, parents deceased.  He came to America and when he was 18 years of age, enlisted as a private in Co.K, 5th Pa. Vol. Inf., at Pittsburg, April 20, 1861; and after serving three months, was discharged at Pittsburg, July 31, 1861; he re-enlisted Sept. 28, 1861, for three years or during the war, and was corporal of Capt. Herber S. Thompson's Co. I, 7th Pa. Vol. Cav., and was discharged November 27, 1863, at Huntsville, Ala.; by reason of re-enlistment,November 28, 1863, was Sergt. of Lieut. O.M. McAllister's Co. I, 7th Pa. Vol. Cav.; he was discharged April 25, 1865, at Covington, Ky., on surgeon's certificate of disability; he was orderly for Gen. Ed. McCook in the fall of 1862.  Among his battles may be mentioned Perrysville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Atlanta Campaign, Franklin, Nashville, Wilson's Raid, Resacca, Lost Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Lovejoy, Jonesboro, Montgomery, Selma, and many others; his regiment was present at the capture of Jeff Davis.  His two brothers, John and Henry, were in the late war, the latter is now County Judge of Webster County, Mo.; the former was twice wounded and participated in long and hard service.  Mr. Sherman was married March 18, 1869, to Elizabeth Knapp, born at Pittsburg, Pa., June 24, 1844; her parents, Henry and Catherine (Deitrich) Knapp, are disceased; the children of the union are as follows:  Henry K., Amelia W., Joseph D., William N., John C., Francis E. , Elizabeth C., and Walter S.F. Comrade Sherman came from Allegheny, Pa. to Butler, Pa. in 1875; is past J.V. and O.D. in A.G. Reed Post, No. 105, G.A.R.; is a member of Camp 45, U.V.L., and is an iron moulder. Address, 621 Brown Avenue,Butler, Pa."  I hope the above helps someone researching this family.  Judy Weber       


The following short biography has been found in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen" Volume 1, published by Hardesty in 1898 on Joseph Rockestein...."The subject of this sketch, was born in Butler County, Pa., February 11, 1843; his parents, Anthony and Frances (Schick) Rockenstein, are deceased; at the age of 19 years, he enlisted at Pittsburgh, August 24, 1862, as a private in Co.D, 149th Pa. Vol. Inf., 3rd Brig., 3rd Div. 8th A.C. and took an active part in the battles of Chancellorsville, Getttysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Laurel Hill, Cold Harbor, North Ann River, Bethesda Church, Assault and Siege of Petersburg, Globe Tavern, Hatcher's Run; in April, 1865, he was granted a furlough of ten days from Elmyra, N.Y., and rejoined his command at same place at expiration of time.  His discharge took place June 26, 1865, at Elmyra, N.Y.  Mr. Rockenstein was married in Butler County, Pa. May 2, 1871, to Lena Kohler, who was born in Wittenberg, Germany, September 12, 1850. Her parents, Gabriel and Regina Kohler, are yet living; nine children are the issue of the union, born in the order named:  Clarence A., Charles Joseph, Augustus F., Josephine R., William, Marcus G., Bertha F., Edward John and Vincent.  Comrade Rockenstein is a member of A.G. Reed Post, No. 105, G.A.R., and Encampment No. 45, U.V.L.; his application for pension is still on file; he is a saddler, and his address is Butler,Pa."   Name spelled both Rockestein and Rockenstein in biography.  I hope this helps someone researching the above family.   Judy Weber       


The following short biography has been found in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen" , Volume 1, published by Hardesty in 1898 on Anthony Allen...."Is a native of Pa., born in Butler County, August 26, 1843; his parents, William and Catherine (Beyer) Allen, are yet living; at the age of 18 years, he enlisted September 1, 1861, at Pittsburg, Pa., as a corporal in Co. G, 4th Pa. Cav., Averill's Brig., and with his command took active part in the battles of Burnt Hickory, Williamsburg, South Mountain, Antietam, Williamsport, and Shepardstown; he was on special duty as orderly for Maj. Gen. Cadwallader until discharged; he was in hospital at Washington one month at Chestnut Hill, by injury to foot; his discharge took place October 21, 1864, before Petersburg.  Mr. Allen was united in marriage in Butler, Pa., October 26, 1866, to Margaret A. Hoon, who was born in that county August 10, 1845; her parents, James and Sarah (Bateman) Hoon, are deceased; six children have brightened the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allen:  Jennie, William, John W., Amy E., Grace, deceased, and Alma.  Three brothers of Mrs. Allen were in the service, Thomas J.,  J.M., and Joseph; her great- grandfather, was in the war of 1776.  Comrade Allen has been County Detective since 1890, is a member of Encampment No. 45, U.V.L., and his address is Butler, Pa. " I hope this  helps someone researching the Allen family.  Judy Weber       


George Allen Lane , my gr grandfather, was born in Butler Co. PA April 1, 1854. His parents were Joseph Lane "known as "Little Joseph" and Isabelle Gillespie. His uncles were Claude Joseph Laine (note sp) born in Montjustin France and known as "Big Joseph" and Francis were was killed in the Second Battle of Bull Run. Joseph was also born in Butler Co. Any help on siblings, birth certicates, etc greatly appreciated.  Sincerely Tom Simpson      


our family has been looking for HENRY surname  in PA. Our Henry came from Germany the Palatine area. NOT SURE ABOUT WHEN   OUR Martin Henry came to pa?  BUT HE MARRIED A JULIANN WHILHELM.? AND  LIVED IN YORK CO. AND HAD 12 CHILDREN. IF YOU MAY KNOW OF ANY HENRY INFO  PLEASE LET ME KNOW.    THANKS!  Fred Henry     


Interested in decendants of Joseph Lane "known as Little Joseph" born in Summit township, Butler County in 1836, married Isabelle Gillispie in 1857. This couple are my gr-gr grandparents. My gr grandfather, their son was George Allen Lane who married Mary Elizabeth Painter. I have no information on any other siblings, but all the Lanes and Painters seem to have large families. Any help would be appreciated.   Tom Simpson     


Looking for ant information on Michael Laughner and Elizbeth Berry (wife) also Sarah (daughter) who married Joseph Grant and moved to Bulter after the Civil War   Rich Laughner     


Looking for gg-father DANIEL MARSHALL ( Daniel maybe  his middle name) Married to Kathryn Russel had 8 childern 

was a Civil War Vet Drummerboy in copamy F  ( I do not know what regiment)   John G. Marshall     


The following short biography has been found on William L. DeHaven in "Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen",  Volume 1, Published by Hardesty in 1898....."Was bron in Allegheny City, Pa., June 17, 1836; his parents, Harner and Catherine (Lightner) DeHaven, are deceased; at the age of 25 years, he enlisted April 22, 1861, at Kittanning, Pa., as a private in Co. A, 8th Pa. Inf., Res. Corps, 1st Brig., 3rd Div., 5th A.C., and was promoted Com. Sergt.; among his battles may be mentioned Drainesville, Mechanicsville, the seven days fight in 1862, Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Mine Run, Wilderness and Spottsylvania; he was honorably discharged May 24, 1864, at Pittsburg, his term of enlistment having expired.  His brother, James DeHaven, was badly wounded in the service; his cousin, Robert Scott, was a soldier in the Mexican war, and was killed on his return home at Cincinnati, Ohio, by accident to the boat. Mr. DeHaven was united in marriage in Armstrong County, June 5, 1860, to Mary Hughes, who was born in Hollidaysburg, Pa., Jan 8, 1839; her parents, William and Mary (Stiffles) Hughes, are deceased: their children, born in the order named are Catherine L., Harmor D., G.Cook, deceased, Rebecca M., G.R., Robert L., Elizabeth P., Louise W., Eugene and Beatrice; the two latter are deceased. One brother of Mrs. DeHaven was in the service form 1862 - 1865. Comrade DeHaven is a member of Encampment No. 62, U.V.L., his application for pension is still pending, he is a bricklayer, and his address is Butler, Pa.   Judy Weber    


Desire contact with searchers Cranberry township William or Matthew Graham circa 1786 on.Particularly info on their father Mathew and mother who became Mrs John Long about that time and died in Cranberry twp    CarGraham@aol.com    


Wish to exchange information with any researcher on the families of: 

  1. Benedict & Betsey (Siebert) Grossman in Cherry Twp. about 1806 from Adams Co. PA 
  2. Jacob & Catharine (Grossman) Kissinger in Parker Twp. about 1806 from Adams Co. went to Clarion Co. PA. 
  3. Michael & Sarah Stevenson in Cherry Twp. before 1812. 
  4. James Taylor in Donegal Twp. and Millerstown before 1840. 

I have considerable information on each family and descendents but many unanswered questions.  Thank you for your consideration.   Jerry Thayer   


I am trying to research the genealogy of my future father-in-law Kent Alexander Badger.  His father was Raymond Alexander Badger and his mother was ??? Beulah (Weaver) Badger.

Raymond was raised by his Uncle Sumner in the Oneida Dam area.  After Raymond's parents died, the family scattered, we believe some siblings ended up in Michigan/Indiana area.

Raymond & Beulah operated a store at the top of Center Avenue Hill in Butler.  The building is now the office of the IBEW Local #10.   JVTJRCPA@aol.com   


Need Ancestry of: 

Any clues will be appreciated.  Jean KARNS Ladd  


I am trying to locate any information or descendants of Joseph & Stephanie  Adamowicz.  According to the 1910 census they had two sons and lived on McGinn  Street in Zelienople.  They sold their home to Ida M. Meyer on June 18th.1910.   

I believe that Joseph Adamowicz was my great-uncle.  My mother's parents,  Anthony & Olympia Adamowicz died in aproximately 1918 or 1919.  My mother and  her sister were placed in the Holy Family Orphanage in Emsworth, Pa.  They did  not know where their parents were buried.

According to my mother's baptismal certificate, she was baptized on 3/09/09 at  St. Gregory's Church in Zelienople and her Godparents were Alexander  Byrannovic & Stephanie Adamowicz.

My sisters and I would like to know a little about our heritage.  If you have  any information that would assist me in my research, please write to me.  Frances E. Teresczuk  


Looking for info on the family of Elizabeth (nee NEYMAN) MILLER.  Only thing I have is the mention in her fathers will in 1828 as "my daughter Elizabeth Miller". Anyone out there doing "MILLER" that has an Elizabeth as the spouse and no surname???  EMonnie@aol.com  


I am looking for information on my grandfather Eugene Micheal McCauley 1903-1963 and grandmother Sara Jane Douhtery 1902-1973   Fred Martynuska 


I'm doing research on one of our ancestors, my great-grandfather.  The last name was Scott and the info I have on him is that he may have been a minister in the Petrolia, Butler Co. Pa area, probably of the Methodist faith.  My grandfather's name was Walter Frances Scott and he may have been born in the area.  He died when my father was young, so I never was able to find out much about his family.  Could you put me in contact with anyone who may do research on a voluntary basis.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you!   Janice Hibbert 


I am researching the Wylie or Wiley family. I am looking for Wellington Wyley specifically. I need to find out who his parents were and his siblings.  I'd greatly appreciate any info that anyone can give me.   Jeanne Rushton 


looking for the Eckles name its origin and ancestry please reply to  email thank you   Sarah (Eckles) Martelle 


Searching for WILLIAM ROUTLEDGE / RUTLEDGE b. 1660, arrieved in America about 1682. He married in 1701, wifes name is unknown. This is likely a 2nd marriage but this is undertain. He had a son, JOHN RUTLEDGE who was born about 1680 and married MARGARET DALTON IN 1701. I wish to know the spouse of William, and any other information available, including parentage if possible.  JD Small

I would beinterested to hear from anyone researching Akin/Aiken, McMeans  or McClymonds surnames from the Portersville,Calory, New Castle  and Slippery Rock areas. Robert Akin (1770-1850) married Jane McMeans.  They are buried in Montville Cemetary, Portersville.  PaulAiken    


Thefollowing short autobiography has been found on David S. Stevenson in "Presidents, Soldiers,Statesmen" , published by Hardesty in1898......"Enlisted from Allegheny County, Pa. , for nine months, at the age of 18, August 14, 1862, as private inCo.B, 123rd Inf., 2nd B., 3rd D., 5th A.C., and among his battleswere Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Antietam; May 13, 1863,at Harrisburg, was discharged from first enlistment and February6, 1865, at Allegheny, he re-enlisted for one year in Co. I, 78thV.I., receiving his final honorable discharge September 11, 1865,at Nashville, Tenn.  Mr. Stevenson was born November 26,1843, in Butler County, Pa., a son of Alexander Stevenson,deceased; and Catharine(Sutton), yetliving.  His wife, who he married in April, 1874 atAllegheny City, was Margaret Henderson before marriage; she wasborn in Allegheny County, Pa., September 14, 1849, a daughter of John and Rebecca J. (Wilson)Henderson, parentsboth deceased; the latter was born July 30, 1813.  Threechildren bless this union, namely Elizabeth Sutton, Mary Marshalland Alexander.  The maternal grandfather of our subject, David Sutton, served in the War of 1812, as didhis two brothers, Daniel and Philip.  Mrs. Stevenson'sgrandfather, JamesWilson, served threeyears in the late war, and one uncle, Harry Wilson, served eighteen months, a part ofthe time in rebel prisons.  Comrade Stevenson is a farmer,and resides two miles north of Maharg, Butler County,Pa."   I hope this short biography helps someoneresearching the Stevenson family.   JudyWeber


Thefollowing short biography has been found in "Presidents,Soldiers , Statesmen", Volume 1, Published by Hardesty in1898 on Isaac A.Hawk........."Sonof Jacob andSusannah (Barnhart) Hawk,parents deceased, was born in Butler County, Pa., September 15,1846; when 17 years old, he enlisted February 18, 1864, in hisnative county, as a private in Co. H, 102nd Pa. Inf. , 1st Brig,2nd Div. 6th A.C., and with his command was engaged in thebattles of Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and all the engagements inwhich has company took part until the close of the war.  Hewas wounded in right hand by shell May 5, 1864, at the battle ofthe Wilderness, and was honorably discharged July 5, 1865, atBraddock's Fields, Pa. His brother John,  was in theservice; his great-grandfather, William J. Hawk, served in the War of 1776, and his grandfather, William Hawk, was a soldier  in the war of1812.  Mr. Hawk was married in Wayne County, Ohio, March 31,1870 to MaryBarnhart, born inthat county, September 28, 1846; her parents, William and Sarah (Fisher) Barnhart, are deceased; four children havebeen born to them in the order named:  Charles A., FrederickB., Clara J. and David D.  A brother of Mrs. Hawk, David Barnhart, was in the service, and was aprisoner in Andersonville seven months.  Comrade Hawk hasheld the office of supervisor three times, been constable severaltimes, and is a member of A.G. Reed Post, No. 105, G.A.R.; hedraws a small pension, is a carpenter, and his address is NewGraham Street, Butler , Pa. "  I hope this informationhelps someone researching the Hawk family.  JudyWeber    


I amresearching the ATWELL family.  Robert ATWELL settled in Butler Co. in  thelate 1790's or early 1800's. Robert ATWELL married Margret Peggy RUSSELL and  their children wereDickson(1800), Eleanor(1804), William(1806), George(1808),John(1811), James(1813), Robert(1816), and Mary(1818).  Allthe children were  born in Scrubgrass Township accept Robertand Mary who were born in  Marion Township.  MaryATWELL married AlexanderW. WATT and theyresided  in Mercer Township.  Any information on thisfamily would be greatly  appreciated.  ThankYou.   Alan Benham  


Seekingany information on ancestry of Merle Edgar HEMPHILL who was born in Saxenburg, Butler CountyPA on 30Sep, 1904.  His parents were Stephen Pollard HEMPHILL (1865-1945) and Emma Jane PORTER (1873-168).  Stephen's parentswere Robert HEMPHILL (1831-1915, Bull Creek Cemetary) andMartha THOMPSON (1840-1923).  Any informationwould be appreciated. Thank you, HaroldNerhus  


I amsearching for any informtion relating to Christopher McMichael.  B. abt 1756, came to US justprio to Rev. War.  Served under Col. Mills battle of longIsland.  Married MarthaFindly 27 Jan 1779in Rock Creed Adams Co. Presp. Church.  Also interested inFinly family.  Chistopher had children; William who m.Jennie Rankin; Daniel (have no information about him); Mary (haveno information about her); David, his youngest son and my line ofdescent.  David with his family moved to Trumbull countyOhio about 1834 after Christopher's death on 7 Sept 1812. Recently looked at Christopher's will in Butler CountyCourthouse.  Am fimiliar with citations in the threehistories of Butler County.  Wes McMichael  


I amresearching The followong surnames:  YUSKO - my paternal  grandfather, Joseph Yusko was born around Harwick, PA. He was a police  officer and alos worked in the coalmines.  He married my grandmother, Emma Elizabeeth Miskovsky. My grandfather died in 1971, andmy  grandmother died in 1989 in Chicora, PA.  Mymaternal grandparents are  from Mercer, PA.  Mygrandmother's name was EleanorBrown Vernon andmy  grandfather's name was Donald Vernon.  My grandmother's parents were:  Harold Brown and Ethel Hall Brown.  My grandmother, Eleanor, comes from American Indain descent.  I have been told the tribe isnamed  Cornplanter. I have also been told that I am adescendent to Capt.David  Vernon ,for which the infamous Mt. Vernon was named.  Any help withthese  surnames would be greatly appreciated.  Thankyou, Raquel Yusko-Aluisy  


Interestedin information regarding Ephraim Turk, born 1791, son of  Ephraim Turk of YorkCounty.  Ephraim Jr. married Maria Moore, dau. of  James Moore of Butler Co.  They had atleast 10 children, some of whom  stayed in PA when theparents moved to WI, ca 1854, with their son James.  Someassociated names are Cunningham,Donaldson, Lindsay, Strain,  Ellsworth, Culbertson and Sutton.Some spellings may be incorrect. 


I amtrying to find out some information on my great-grandparents.  They lived in Butler PA from 1912 to 1920's. My grand father, RobertTheodore Williamswas born in Butler on Feb. 7, 1912.  I know he had an oldersister who he lived with for a while after his parentsdied.  His parents died in Butler in the 1920's.  Ifanyone has any information I would appreciateit.    MichaelWilliams


I'msearching for information on Cornelius GILL (aka NealGill) who moved fromthe  vicinity of Monroeville, PA, to about four miles northof Slippery Rock approximately 1823 along  with some of hischildren: David, Samuel, Martha YOUNG and her husband, Robert.Cornelius's wife, SarahBEATTY, died priorto the move.  I believe Cornelius is buried  withoutmarker at Wolf Creek Presbyterian Church in Worth Twp. Anyone interested in the line, please contactme.   Lois T. Bires


Mygreat-great grandfather GeorgeArnold THOMPSON wasborn April 1, 1853, in Butler County, PA, and later settled inBarron Co., Wisconsin.  His parents were George A. and Emma J. Thompson (both born in Maine).  Did George Arnold Thompson have siblings and did they remain inButler County? Thank you for any help.    Susannah Zemke


I amlooking for information on an Elizabeth (Jane) Hogg,(b. cir.1822) in Mercer Twp. m. John McFate from Venango Co.  Elizabeth"Lizzie" and her family moved to Columbiana Co. OHafter her husband was robbed and killed near Oil City in1864.  Need proof of marriage.    IreneH. Gates


Need infoabout George Hogg b. 1799, Ireland to Mifflin Co. withMother in 1803, to Butler Co. cir. 1820, m. ?? Forsythe, d. 1890 Slippery Rock Twp. bur:Slippery Rock Cemetery.  Had sons Robert Stinson; James L;Cyrus and Samuel.  Did he m. 2nd ?? Turk?    IreneH. Gates


I amattemting to find any available info on a M. F. Davrainville { 1830 to post Civil War }or anyother Davrainville's residing in Butler county during this era.M. F. Davrainville enlisted in Co. H 102 Pennsylvania regiment inthe Civil War. Thankyou   Gregory Davrainville


Daniel KORTENKAMP Sun Mar 23 07:19:44 1997
Johan BERG (b. ?) and wife Anna Maria (b. RITZERT) emigrated from Bensheim, Hesse-Darmstadt, about 1834, with at least three children: Eva Maria (b. 8 Nov 1816), Leonard (b. 14 Apr 1823), and Elisabeth (b. ? ). They lived in Butler County, until moving to Dubuque, Iowa, about 1844. Eva Maria married Francis MANGOLD in Butler County on 14 Nov 1840? (church unknown). They immediately moved to Dubuque. I have not found records for these people in Butler County, and would like Butler County information about them.

Bob Pekarek Wed Mar 26 14:11:47 1997
My father-in-law died in the early 1981 in Butler county. To what government office do I write to request a copy of his death certificate? (The town was Renfrew) Also, I seek his marriage certificate, from 1954. To what government office or offices do I write to determine where it is filed, or to get a copy?

Hily (Murray) Richards Mon Mar 31 12:12:07 1997
seeking information on William Lewis MURRAY, born 1795 in PA., possibly Butler Co., died, Oct 14, 1853. Married Elinor PIPER, born 1795 in NY, died Aug 17, 1882 in Meigs Co., Ohio. Children Sarah Elizabeth, Rachel P., Benjamin, Charles F., Eliza Jane, and William Lewis.

Joe Hoover Mon Mar 31 18:13:39 1997
I am interested in any information on the Newcome or Hesselgesser families from Butler county. I have an extensive amount of info on my site at http://ziplink.net/~joelinda/ and I am happy to put the gedcom files of my relatives on line. Please let me know if we have common ancestors and you can exchange gedcoms.

Midge Christie Michael Mon Mar 31 19:26:16 1997
Looking for descendants of ANDREW CHRISTIE b 1770 Westmoreland Co. Pa. m RACHEL HUGHES 1800, Westmoreland Co. d 1855, Concord Twnsp, Butler Co. 8 children; Polly, Elizabeth, Nancy, Priscilla, John, Joseph, William Hughes, Andrew Jr. For many generations these families lived in Concord, West Sunbury and Corry.

Todd Beel Tue Apr 1 21:03:26 1997
I am researching the following families from Butler County: EMMA B. GRAHAM b: around 1850 MICHAEL PATRICK HANLEN b: 1853/4 ANNE MCGINLEY b: 1828 JOSEPH HANLEN b: 1823 NANCY MCBRIDE b: around 1800 MICHAEL MCGINLEY, SR. b: around 1800 MARGARET COLLINS b: around 1760 WILLIAM HANLEN b: 1784-90 MOSES HANLEN b: 1758 Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

George William Fisher Tue Apr 1 20:24:19 1997
I am a novice at this and am trying to find traces of my surname. I was born in Butler, Pa, Oct 6, 1938 of CHARLES CLARENCE FISHER and WILMA NEAL. We moved to Old Madison very early. My father had a sister DOROTHY (ZIELINGER) and a brother CLYDE FISHER, both of Youngwood. My grandfather, GEORGE MARKER FISHER, of Madison, served with Teddy Roosevelt. My father and his brother and sister went to High School at Swickley Township HS. My grandmothers name was (I believe) CARRIE WALTERS. Any help would be appreciated.

Laura Mason Wed Apr 2 14:10:03 1997
I am looking for the parents of Mary Watkins (1796 - 1866), wife of John Anderson (November 15, 1801 - April 20, 1880). They lived at Riddle's Cross Roads, then Buffalo Twp (now it is Clinton. They are buried in Westminister Presbyterian Church Graveyard. John Anderson was born in Buffalo Twp, Butler County ,PA. Also seeking the parents of Jane McGeary (1777 - April 22, 1850). She married Francis Anderson (August 1774 - February 26, 1839). Francis Anderson moved to Bulter County from Westmoreland around 1802. He was the first Justice of the Peace and County Commissioner for a number of years. These people are also buried at Westminister.

Diane Midkiff Wed Apr 2 08:24:58 1997
I am searching for any information on my gg-grandfather, John Perry MCGEORGE, who was born October 19, 1851 in Butler Co., PA. His parents were probably Samuel B. MCGEORGE and Mariah DAVISON. If you're related to these people at all, please contact me.

Mary Snyder Shall Thu Apr 3 13:23:22 1997
I am looking for the parents of Jesse Alexander Snyder who was born in 1865 in Butler County or Armstrong County. I am also looking for the parents of Susan Clarissa Kennedy who was born in 1867 in Butler County.

James R. Lawrence Sun Apr 6 10:00:04 1997
Am looking for information on my grandfather John Andrew HOOVER, born Dec 26,1887 in Petrolia, PA. His parents were John and Elizabeth Hoover. He died in a fire/explosion in the Butler area Feb 7, 1918. He was married to Mary Louise Frederick in Crown, PA on Jan 11, 1911.

Midge Christie Michael Mon Apr 7 19:51:53 1997
Are there descendants of this family line still living in the following counties? Andrew CHRISTIE, B 1770 Westmoreland County m Rachel HUGHES later moved to Concord Twp., Butler Co. Their son; Wm Hughes CHRISTIE m Sarah ROBB and Nancy McLEAN. Wm and Nancy's son Milton Hughes CHRISTIE, b 1858 Concord Twp. Butler Co. "On the old farm." He m Josephine Harriet RHODES. They lived in West Sunbury, Pa. and were buried in Pine Grove Cem., Corry, Pa.

Julianna Ockert- Chilton Wed Apr 9 13:09:26 1997 Visit my Web page
I am researching the family of John and Margaret (RIMES) COCHRAN. Known children, all believed to have been born in Butler Co PA were James, Jesse, Stephen, and John COCHRAN. Family moved to Clarion Co, PA in 1826.

Ruth Ann Graham Tue Mar 18 20:27:54 1997
My great-grandfather (William McDonald Shanor) was born 1/16/1839 in Butler, County, PA. He married Mary Emily Stone. William McDonald Shanor had 4 siblings: Susan, Reuben, Samanth and Margaret. Their father was J. J. Shanor. We have no other information on J.J. Shanor.

Robert Dunn Mon Mar 10 19:39:40 1997
I should be most grateful for information concerning JAMES MILTON DUNN (1855-1932) who lived at Glade Mill on Route 8 south of Butler and married BELLE JEANNETTE BLACK (1862-1924) and by her had issue: MARY IDA DUNN (1987-1955), FRANCES DUNN (Mrs James Whiteside)(1902- date of death unknown), JAMES HARTLEY DUNN (1900-date of death unknown), and ROBERT DALE DUNN (1989-1979) Any information provided will be most gratefully acknowledged. ROBERT DUNN, M.A.(Brit.Col.), D.Phil.(Oxon.) Professor of English (retired) Vancouver, British Columbia

Jim Stockman Thu Mar 13 12:26:34 1997
Hello from Sunny Atlanta. I am looking for information on the DUFFORD FAMILY in Butler County, PA. Family info indicates my GGGrandfather FREDERICK DUFFORD was in Butler County in early to mid 1800's. His wife is unknown. He may have attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He had at least one son (EPHRAIM DUFFORD)and it is thought he had at least one daughter (name unknown). EPHRAIM DUFFORD left Butler County around mid- 1800's and settled in South Carolina. Any information, suggestions, ideas or other thoughts of how to get information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. JIM STOCKMAN

Ed Albert Sat Mar 15 11:36:25 1997
Looking for information on the families of Albert Scott CRUICKSHANK (b:1851,d:1890) and his spouse: Margaret STEWART (b: 1855, d: 1925). They are both reputed to be buried in Indiana County. Their three children are Mary Wood CRUICKSHANK (b: 4-30-1883), James Edward CRUICKSHANK (b: 1886), and Margaret CRUICKSHANK (b: 1889). At some point, members of the family moved to Allegheny and Butler Counties.

Josh Delaney Sun Mar 16 11:44:57 1997
I am looking for information about the ancestors of Amos Dunbar. He was born in 1764 in Cornwall, Orange County, NY and fought in the Revolutionary War in a New York regiment. After the war, he settled in Butler Co. where he died on 8.4.1855. If anyone has information pertaining to Amos or his ancestors I'd appreciate it.

Jane Kaschak Sat Mar 1 18:32:48 1997
Searching for any descendants of the DAUGHERTY family from Farmington Twp. My GGG Grandparents were William and Ann DAUGHERTY. In the 1860 census, they had 7 children; William (Jr.) (my GG Grandfather), Robert, Hugh, Elizabeth, Catherine, Arthur, and David. There may be other family members in that area of Farmington Twp. also. These may be brothers of William Sr. Their names are David, Hugh, and Neal. They also appear in the 1860 census. Looking for any descendants of these individuals.

Gene Wilson Mon Mar 3 13:11:33 1997
I am working on the following Familys in Butler Co. They may have overlapped into Armstrong, Lawrence, Mercer, Allegheny, Venango. Any help greatly appreciated. THANKS BADGER BERGBICKLER BERGBIGLER BIRCKBICHLER CONVERY DAWSON ELLIOTT FAIR FARNSWORTH FOUST GEIBEL HEIST HILGERT HILLARD HILLIARD HOOVER KARENBAUER McBRIDE McFADDEN

Eleanor Double Weiss Mon Mar 3 19:11:26 1997
I am looking for ancestry of my G Grandfather, William James DOUBLE, b. June 13, 1830 in Allegheny County, PA per Civil War enlistment papers. His father's name was Isaac DOUBLE, mother unknown. William had a sister, Leah DOUBLE STEWART born 1826 in PA., another sister, Mary DOUBLE BROWN and two brothers Jake & Tom (for whom I have no information). I believe all siblings were born before William. William married Margaret ALSWORTH CARTER b. PA in 1851 in Morgan Township-Scioto County, OH. Margaret had a 8 yr. old son Aaron CARTER b. in PA. (father unknown b. in PA-per census) Isaac signed his will on Dec. 24, 1859 in Scioto County, Ohio and died there early 1860. Isaac left a young widow of 24 yrs. old, named Eliza. I have decendents of William, to share with anyone interested. I sure would love to find any information for my GG Grandfather, Isaac DOUBLE and his wife. Thanks for any help anyone can give. Note: I have the book on " John B. Double, Pioneer of Butler County, PA." and believe that our family is connected but cannot find the link. Eleanor Double Weiss 2612 Symphony Way Dayton, Ohio 45449-3313

Danny Glenn Tue Mar 4 06:34:27 1997
I am looking for the parents of a William S. Glenn who was born in Pa. around 1816. My Great Aunt told me that a family reunion was held in Slippery Rock and I did find a Jesse Glenn there. I do not know if there is a connection but any information on this Glenn family will help me. William S. Glenn shows up in 1850 in Mahoning county in Ohio and is married. The census record shows he was born in Pa. Thank you very much. Danny Glenn

Donal Leith Tue Mar 4 07:57:26 1997
Looking for birth information on Ruby(?)Balsiger, born to Arcibald Ray and Florence Elsie Balsiger (Bentley) in Butler, PA in Sept 1916, perhaps in New Kensington, or at a New Kensington Hospital. Also Ruby's sisters Marie and Dorothy.

Barbara Petrie Christensen Wed Mar 5 11:36:19 1997
Need a death date and burial location for Mary Elizabeth LOCKE CAMPBELL, who died around 1847 in Butler Boro, Butler Twp, Butler Co. I do not have Mary's birth date. Her parents are supposed to be Thomas & Sarah (Polly) Fox/Fuchs LOCKE. Mary was married to Daniel S. CAMPBELL (1812-1892).

Darleen Ritchey Berens Tue Mar 4 23:11:24 1997
BAILEY-Working on the following family of Armstrong Co.: Elisha H. Bailey b. 1805 in Chester Co. d. bef 1883 Armstrong co. mar Mary Ann (maiden name unknown) b. 1805 PA Children: Elizabeth R. 1835 Simeon or Simon H. 1837 mar. Susan M. Mary E. 1839 Cahterine 1842 Elisha Hope 1843 mar. Rebecca E. Sarah J 1847 Samuel J. 1850 All born in Armstrong Co. in the area of Parker. I need marriages and deaths for this family as well as descendants. I do have the following for Simeon/Simon Bailey & Rebecca Newton James 1861 Mary E. 1866 Florence a. 1868 W.H. 1872 E.S. 1875 W.P. 1879 The above family resided in Butler Co. for a while and then went back to Armstrong co. by 1872. The family I have for Elisha Hope & Rebecca is as follows: Elisha H. 1871 who married Mabel A. Emily 1873 Mary E. 1875 Laura C. 1878 Elizabeth L. 1880 Frances R. 1897 The above Elisha H. Bailey family moved to Connoquenessing Twp., Butler Co. by 1880. Would love to hear from anyone working on Bailey's of Armstrong co.

Mary Ellen Lake Wed Mar 5 16:30:01 1997
Looking for any info on John Ray Donaldson born in Butler co. Oct 22 1856. Father was Samuel. Mother was Nancy. He married Matilda Rice. Moved to Fairview, Marion Co, West Virginia. Died March 4 1934.

George J. Sweeney Wed Feb 12 11:52:05 1997
I am searching for info re: my great grandfather, George Sweeney, b. c.1822 in PA. I believe he was born in Clearfield Co. and am trying to find out his parents names and place of origin. He was later found to be living in Butler Co. (1850) census with wife, Satia (Crainer/Craner) and family. I also cannot find a burial site or record for him. Appreciate any help you might provide. Thanks,

Steven A Thompson Sat Mar 8 18:22:10 1997
My great.great grandfather William P Thompson married to Mary McNees had 8 children.1of 8 is that of William Phelitis Thompson my great grandfather,any info on him or his brothers or sisters,were from Butler Co.

Todd Walker Sun Mar 9 07:04:20 1997
Am looking for info. regarding LEIBOLD and related families of Butler County, PA. My ancestors, Heinrich LEIBOLD, born about March 1814 (in Switzerland?), married Catharine KLEIN, born about 12 March 1818 (also in Switzerland?), on 5 October 1843 at St. Paul's in Zelienople. Apparently resided in Jackson Township for a few years before settling in Center Township. Children: Susanna, Friedrich, Catharine (married Walter L. MOSER), Margaret (married a GRINDER), Simon (my ancestor, married Dorothea GERLACH), Sarah (married a FOOS/FUHS), Georg Heinrich "Henry" (married Malissa Abigail CARNAHAN), Anna Barbara "Annie" (married John A. KLINGER), William, and Johann Gottfried. Heinrich died 11 October 1871, and Catharine on 18 May 1910, both buried in cemetery on South Main Street, Butler, as are Simon's family and the KLINGERs. Will gladly share any information I've collected. Todd Walker, 919 Rockwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. 15234

COCHRAN - FLEMING
Georgia Minklein Thu Feb 27 19:16:10 1997
: Looking for information on John Cochran b. 1784 in PA and his wife Margaret b. 1784 in PA. Known children are James, John, Stephen, and Jesse b. April 23, 1826, Clarion Co., PA. Jesse married Jemima Jane Fleming, b. Dec. 30, 1832, Butler Co., PA. They had 10 children.

DOUGLASS
Jill Holmes Fri Feb 28 20:56:06 1997
LOWE, MADDOX, DOUGLASS, STEPHENSON, NEFF, ELKIN - Searching for more information on the Barnabas LOWE family. He may be a brother to Cornelius LOWE. Born in England, he and wife Millicent MADDOX came to U.S. c. 1851-1852. They had 8 daughters: Mary (b. in England in 1842), Sarah Elizabeth (b. in England in 1845; died in Pittsburgh in 1910), Emily (b. in England abt. 1848), Anna "Annie" Eliza (b. in England abt. 1850), Catherine (b. in PA abt. 1852), Henrietta (b. in PA abt 1857), Eliza Jane (b. in PA abt. Jan. 1860), and Serena (b. in PA abt. 1863). Barnabas was a shoemaker. The family seems to have lived in West Mahoning Township for at least 10 years. Sarah married Edward Eaton DOUGLASS c. 1867 who was originally from Butler County. They mainly lived in Indiana and Smicksburg although 2 of their children were born in Blair County. Around 1888 they moved to Pittsburgh. They had 7 children. Barnabas's will indicates that Emily married someone with the last name STEPHENSON and that Annie married someone with the last name NEFF (John?). From another source, I believe that Henrietta married a David ELKIN. According to his will entry, Barnabas died in 1884; not certain where he is buried. Curiously enough, I couldn't find the family in the 1880 Census.


Ed Streyle Mon May 26 10:58:27 1997

STREYLE, John Located John Streyle in Butler county in the 1860 census in Harmony Borough. At that time his father is listed as Frederic and his mother is Margaret. He has an older brother Frederic and a two younger brothers Ludwig and William. John was born in 1846. In the 1870 and forward census records of Allegheny county they have a John Streyle living in Allegheny County with the same year of birth. His place of birth is listed as New York. In 1880 the Allegheny County census has William Streyle living with John. William is listed as a boarder but has the same year of birth as William listed in Butler County, Harmony Borough in 1860. In 1860 census of Butler County Har,mony Borough John Streyle is listed as being born in Pennsylvania. The question I'm trying to resolve is whether the John Streyle listed in the Pittsburgh census in 1870 AND 1880 is the same John Streyle listed in the Butler County Harmony Borough census of 1860. I'm also interested in any information that can be obtained about the STREYLE, also spelled STRAYLE, SRALEY, STRIYLE.


Mark Varner Mon May 26 11:01:29 1997

VARNER, John. I am interested in any information regarding John Varner born in Butler County in 1816. He later married Tamer Wray who was born in 1833 (this may have been a second marriage) They resided in Venango County in the 1850 census records and had the following children: William Calvin born 1857; James Hays born 1854; John Henry born 1855; Ulissis Grant born 1868; Mary June born 1859; Tamer A. born 1864; Anna D. born 1866; Elizabeth B. born 1870; Chalmos M. born 1873; Robert C. born 1875; and Linnie J. born 1879.


William Davison Wed May 28 19:15:33 1997

DAVIDSON, JAMES. Looking for the father and mother of James DAVIDSON of Adams Twp Butler Co. James was born around 1818. He was married to Mary Jane McCandless. They had 14 children: Joshua, Freeman, Charles, Calvin,Levi, David,Belle,Eleanor, Cynthia, Harvey, Elizabeth Etal. Any information on James Davidsons parents would be appreciated.


Peggy Herbert Fri May 23 08:57:25 1997

ALLEN, Ela Ruth. I am looking for information on Ela Ruth ALLEN. She was in Evan's City, PA in 1961. She gave birth to a daughter at that time. That is all I know. Thanks.


FRED C ANDERSON Fri May 23 10:46:36 1997

BOND, Rebecca Olive, Born Aug. 9, 1849 Buttler co. PA.

BOND, John came from Ulster, Ireland , Father.

WALLACE, Mary born 1810 PA> one of 15 children , Mother.


Robin Nevegold Scharff Fri May 23 11:04:14 1997

NEVEGOLD, John B. Looking for the NEVEGOLD family. The info I have has John B. Nevegold as being recruited into the Union army (37th PA Infantry) from either Armstrong or Butler Co. He died at Laurel Hill, VA, in 1864. He had either a brother or first cousin named Frederick Nevegold. The name is sometimes misspelled as Nevergold. If anyone has any info, please email me!! Thanks!


JoeGarrett Thu May 29 20:17:38 1997

HARTMAN, BLACK, McELROY, CAMPBELL. Philip HARTMAN b 1776, Archibald BLACK, b abt 1770, Patrick McElroy, b abt 1785, Catherine Campbell, b abt 1805, all early settlers of Butler County area. Seeking info about immigration.


David Buck Sat May 31 08:46:20 1997

MURTLAND, Margaret Ann. Attempting to research the family of Alexander and Francis MURTLAND. Their daughter Margaret Ann MURTLAND was born Oct. 8, 1856 in Butler Cty., PA. Any information or help would be appreicated. Am willing to share what information I have.


Lois Jones Sat Jun 7 08:50:42 1997

FISCHER, Theresa. Searching for info about the family of Theresa FISCHER, b. 5 Jul 1855, in Butler, Butler, PA. Her twin sister Mary died soon after birth. Her parents were Joseph FISCHER and wife Catherine. Theresa married Gerhard Biedinger,b. Germany, on 25 Apr 1874 in Pittsburgh, PA. They were members of St Philomena Catholic Church in Pittsburgh. Children: Frederick b. 1875, Pittsburgh; Paul b.1876, Pittsburgh; Rosa b.1878, Humphrey, Platte, NE (all the remaining children b. in Humphrey, NE); Angela b.1882; Katie b. 1885; Anna b. 1887; teresia b. 1889; Franziska b. 1891; Elizabeth b. 1893; Helen b. 1897.Thanks for any information provided.


Cindy Woods Sat Jun 7 08:15:43 1997

CHAMBERS, CHRISTY, RIDDLE. I am looking for information on the CHAMBERS family that lived in Butler county dating back to 1920. John Chambers I think was married to Besty Christy (who came from Derry,PA in Westmoreland County) and they had two children John R. CHAMBERS and Mary CHAMBERS RIDDLE. They lived in Parker township & Cherry township. If you have any information please let me know. Thanks Cindy


Charles McKnight Sat Jun 7 11:15:18 1997

MCKNIGHT, OSBORN. I am researching the MCKNIGHT family namely Thomas MCKNIGHT who lived in Butler Co ca 1860 til death. He marr Nancy OSBORN and had a large family some of descendants of this family still reside in Butler Co. I would like to exch data with anyone that ties to this line.


Darcy Miller Sat Jun 7 16:28:04 1997

ALLISON, HOCKENBERRY, MCMURRY, DAY. . Looking for information on ALLISON, Charles Sullivan - DOB 8/31/1844, from Cherry Township/Butler Co, PA. Also, looking for information on his wife, HOCKENBERRY, Mary Jane. Additionally, looking for information on another relative, MC MURRY, Andrew, born 6/23/1844. He was married to DAY, Mary Anise born 3/31/1853. All in BUTLER COUNTY, PA. Any information regarding ALLISON, HOCKENBERRY, and/or MC MURRY would be greatly appreciated.



Hal Arrington Sat Jun 14 18:17:35 1997

MAGALA, Rudolph Joseph. dob unknown, dom unknown, year of death approx 1946. Butler County Spouse-Annabel Crouch Magala. Parents unknown. Judith C Magala (daughter). Interested in finding family history (date of birth, marriage, death etc.)


Jim Wasson Mon Jun 16 10:13:24 1997

WASSON, John. Searching for info on the origins and ancestors of John WASSON, who married Ann MEANS in 1744. Children were John, Thomas, James and Elizabeth. He was killed by Indians 26 May 1756 while farming outside Steel's Fort. Descendants of his son, Thomas, later settled in Butler County. This John Wasson has been reported as born 1715 in Peters Twp, Cumberland, PA, and he is also reported as born 1698 in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland.


Connie Latta Mon Jun 16 19:22:17 1997

SPRIGGS. Looking for information on Mary SPRIGGS, born c. 1850 in Butler, PA. Father's name was Charles SPRIGGS. In c. 1872 she married Lewis SHAW of Fayette County, PA. Any help on either the SPRIGGS or SHAW family is greatly appreciated.


Alice Thu Jun 19 16:55:16 1997

SHUNKO. Came to U.S. possibly 1913. Entered through Ellis Island. Could have entered U.S. as Anna MARKEVITCH or MARKEVICH or Anna SHUNKO. I'm not sure where the marriage took place. Belorussian. Spouse was Lavrentiy MARKEVITCH or MARKEVICH. He died Jan. 27, 1958. Anna or Ana then married KECHKO, John. John KECHKO was from Solnechnogordsjk near Moscow, Russia. John possibly came to U.S. 1911 Ellis Island.


Gale Freeman Thu Jun 19 16:32:13 1997

BEALE, Jane. Looking for information on Jane BEALE, born in Butler Co in 1852. Her father may have been James BEALE. They moved to Illinois where she married in 1872 to W.T. SWEET.


Alice Thu Jun 19 16:39:03 1997

MARKEVICH, Lavrentiy Ivanovich. I'm researching surname; MARKEVICH, Lavrentiy Ivanovich. He came to the U.S. 1911 - 1913. He was born in Sutkovo, Russia - January 25, 1882. His family was an Orthodox Belorussian family .. He married Anna M. SHUNKO. 1913(?) settled in Butler near Pittsburgh. In 1925 they moved to Pittsburgh. He was converted to Christianity 1929 was Baptised May 7, 1929. (possibly into Baptist denomination) He then moved to Erie, Pa. He died in 1958. Was buried Jan. 27 1958. The spelling of the surname could be MARKEVITCH.


Sherry Jesberger Fri Jun 20 19:44:23 1997

BISH. I am searching for anyone who may have a BISH in their ancestry.


Randy Sue McKeever Sun Jun 22 11:21:37 1997

CHANEY, WEBB, COTTRILL (COTTRELL) WEISENSTEIN. I am looking for my ancestors of Lovina CHANEY 1848-1914 who married after the death of her first husband Sam WEBB ( 1842-1918) Sam had 2 children by his first wife. The children were Elmer WEBB (1886-1959) who married Mamie Adams. The other child was Anise Marie Webb (1888-1962) who married Clarence Milton COTTRILL (1889-Oct 19, ?) Anise and Howard had the following children Verna Blanche COTTRILL (1918- ?) married 1940 to Howard WEISENSTEIN in Butler County Pa. I found an old letter that my grandmother Rose GRAHAM GATES had and decided to see if I could find any information about these folks. I would be pleased to share the information I have with other researchers. Thank you! Randy Sue McKeever


Betty Mon Jun 23 13:57:34 1997

LEMKE, STANKA. Looking for any information on Gustaf H. Lemke b 1906 m to Augusta Stanka b 1904. Would like to find their parents and any relatives and where they are. Thank you


Bill Hemmings Tue Jun 24 12:51:19 1997

MORRISON, Junius Benjamin. I am looking for the parents and brother and sisters of Junius Benjamin Morrison who was born in Butler County, Pa on August 10, 1848. Junius' father died when he was a boy and it is reported that his mother sent him to live with an uncle (William Cody). Junius served in the Civil War as a helper and then a soldier. He married Annie McCoy in Clayton, Illinois on Nov. 30, 1869. He had a son Fred Morrison and then moved to Johnson Co., Iowa in 1873 and lived there until he died in 1932. Any information on Junius' family would be greatly appreciated. Junius is reported to have had a brother who owned a whole city block in Oil City, PA.


Arleen Keefer Varan (PVaran@aol.com) Thu Jun 26 13:29:24 1997

KIEFFER, John. wife Elizabeth Children: Anna Elizabeth b 1753 Catherine b 1758 Susanna b 1760 Daniel b 1767 Abraham b 1773 marr Elizabeth Magdalena b 1775 Abraham above (b 1773) marr Elizabeth. Their children: Joseph b 1800 d 1801 Lydia b 1804 Abraham b 1805 John b Nov 1807 Judith b 1811 Peter b 1813 All individuals above shown born Montgomery Co. This info' from records of Tohickon Lutheran Ch. Also Indian Creek Reformed Ch in Franconia Twp, show first communion of Abraham (b 1773) on 31 Mar 1794 at age of 21. John KIEFFER (b Nov 1807) could be my ancestor. My John KIEFFER/ KEEFER was born Nov 1807. Married Elizabeth Cable. First child born 1830. Lived and died Butler Co., PA Need more details on above John so I can rule him out or rule him in.


Eunice Krin Thu Jun 26 17:30:59 1997

Looking in Butler Co., Pa area for information on the following surnames: WIGTON, BOSTON, COVERT, ALBERT, COLLINS. SMITH.


Helen Turnquist Sun Jun 29 10:30:30 1997

CROOKS. Looking for information on Elizabeth (Eliza) and James CROOKS. Probably both born in Middlesex Twnshp, Butler Co. Elizabeth was possibly born in 1820. I do not not know Elizabeth's parents name, but "Eliza" is mentioned in Philip SNYDER's will as "granddaughter". James CROOKS parents were Samuel CROOKS and Louisa PRIEST. James CROOKS died in Middlesex Twnshp in 1850. What happened to Eliza and her three children--Barbara, Louisa, and George--after James died?? Did she re- marry? I would like to hear from anyone who is also researching the CROOKS Family in Butler County or the SNYDER Family of Butler County, Penn.


Kathleen McLaughlin Sun Jun 29 17:57:20 1997

SNOW. I am looking for any information on the five Snow families living in Butler County in 1830. Pearce, Elijah, Mary, and Smith Snow were listed on pages 103 and 104, Cranberry Twp., Jacob was llist on page 63 in Donegal Twp.I beleive that Mary Snow was the mother of Mary Snow who married Robert Nellis sometime before 1830. I suspect these families may have been from NY. Any clues? Thanks.


Karen McElrath Mon Jun 30 09:04:35 1997

SHEARER. Searching for information about the SHEARER family who lived near Prospect. Several members buried near Mt. Nebo church, a few miles from Prospect. Am looking for descendants of the SHEARER family. SHEARER family members married persons with surnames MCCANDLESS and CAMPBELL. Also looking for information on Elizabeth (Betsy) MCDEAVITT, who lived near West Liberty, circa 1850. Also related to the GLENN family, West Liberty.


jenni l. coe Wed Jul 2 14:56:54 1997

ADAMS. Searching info on my grandfather, Noel D. ADAMS born @ 1896 in Buttercup Township, now known as Butler Co. He was married to Blanch Elizabeth Jackson Burns @1920?, they had one daughter (my mother) Helen Louise Adams Squires Coe born Aug. 3. 1926 in Augusta KS. They lived in Oklahoma around 1928. He and his wife were divorced around that same time period. That is the last I have heard of him. I am interested in any info on Noel D. Adams.


Victoria Skelly Wed Jul 2 18:09:50 1997

KIFER FAMILY REUNION. Does anyone know location and time for KIFER reunion this August? Would like to attend. Thank you!


Sharon Rowe Sun Jul 27 16:36:09 1997

HELT. I am looking for information on Jim HELT and Vinnie (ROWE) HELT. Lived in Butler, PA in the mid 1900's. Please help if you can. Thanks Sharon Rowe


Jeanne Renfrow Sun Jul 27 13:05:17 1997

YOUNG, SCHULTZ. I am looking for information on John YOUNG married to Nancy SCHULTZ. Both were born in PA, probably about 1820/1825. In 1847 they apparently lived in Oak Hills, PA. There they had at least one son: Levi Edward YOUNG, b. 24 Aug 1847. Any information on John and Nancy would be greatly appreciated. In exchange, I can provide information on the descendants of Levi Edward YOUNG. Thank you. Jeanne Renfrow


Robert Stumpf Sat Jul 26 14:36:18 1997

MEDBERRY, SPEER. I am looking for information on Orson B. MEDBERRY b: abt 1855 in Pennsylvania d: 1879-1880 in Butler Co. He married Nancy SPEER abt 1875 in Butler Co. They had two children Homer L. MEDBERRY and Orson Leander MEDBERRY. After parents deaths children were raised by Nancy Speers' parents who lived in Marion. The children may have later spelled the last name MIDBERRY, any iformation on this family would be appreciated.


Ted Krampf Sat Jul 26 12:45:43 1997

SNYDER. I am seeking information on the families of Mary Isabelle SNYDER b. 1852 in Saxonburg, Butler Co., PA. Her father was Philip SNYDER and her mother was Catherine WALTERS. She married John Wesley KAUFMAN b. 1851 in Evans City, Butler Co., PA. His father was Casper KAUFMAN and his mother was Elizabeth WISE born in Clarion County.


Linda Holub Fri Jul 25 17:58:04 1997

VOGAN. Looking for info on John Harlan VOGAN; b. 10-31-1878 or 1879 in North Liberty, PA. Parent info if available also appreciated: father, Julius Harlan VOGAN; b around 1850, Harlanburg, PA mother, Louisa Wilhilmena (Stein) VOGAN, b. 1855 or 56, Sunbury, PA. Thank you!


H. Hesidence Tue Jul 29 19:23:21 1997

DUANE. My paternal grandmother was Mary Duane b 27 Jun 1867 Pittsburgh. She was one of 8 children: Margaret married Harry Walker, Elizabeth never married, Essie married Walter Roessler, Jenny never married, Ann never married, John married Carrie of Germany, and Jim died young in an auto accident. Mary married my grandfather Joseph Hesidence b 14 Jun 1864 Butler Co PA on14 Oct 1888 at St. Joseph's Church by Rev. Geo. P. Allmann. At the time of the marriage they lived in the 17th Ward Pgh and Joseph was a steel worker. They later lived in Aliquippa, had 7 children: Raymond b Dec 1889 died as young man, Joseph James Sept 1891 - Mar 1962 married Mary Brandt and lived in Pgh, Ruth b May 1893 married Jack Reynolds and had one daughter Caroline, Andrew b 19 Oct 1895 (my father) served in the Army in WWI, contracted TB and lived his life out west, Harry b Sept 1897 died young, Ethyln b. July 1899 married Jack O'Neil, and Jane b ca 1901 married "Shorty Bearer" and lived in Pgh. Mary Duane's father was born in Ireland and her mother was born in New York. We understand that Mary's father was in the building trade and that St. Mary's Cemetery, Pgh and some highways were laid out by him. Looking for parents of Mary and any info associated with this family.


J. Dickey Slater Tue Jul 29 07:50:08 1997

DICKEY. Looking for the parents of William Perry DICKEY born 4/23/1866 in Butler County, PA probably in Washington Twp in the vicinity of Whiskersville. Died 3/6/1937 buried in Rose Hill Cem in Butler, PA. I have a copy of death certificate but the information I am seeking is not shown.


Sheri Ferrell Mon Jul 28 09:51:47 1997

SHANER: seeking info on the following SHANER family members from Allegheny, and surrounding counties circa 1900: Scott Elwood SHANER, Clair W. SHANER, Chester LeRoy SHANER,Milton Kenneth SHANER, Robert Paul SHANER, Blanche Eleanor SHANER, Clarence B. SHANER and Bessie Roxanne SHANER. These are the children of Scott Elwood SHANER (Sr) and Margaret "Maggie" Barron. Specifically trying to find out about their grandfather George Washington SHANER and grandmother Beulah Ann Biddle. Any and all info would be appreciated. contact me at: WARRENF@JUNO.COM.


Barbara Harvey Mon Jul 28 06:53:41 1997

DUNKEL. Would appreciate help in locating my Lost Dunkels. John Dunkel, Elizabeth Dunkel parents of Adam and Eva, Johns first wife was Caroline, believed to have died in Pa. They had childern, Carl, Philip, Jacob, Fredick. They were in Pa. from 1870-1878.


Kathy Parker Sun Jul 27 18:48:47 1997

WENTZ, Henry or Coulter married Elizabeth Kephart abt.1870.



Ted Berntsen Sat Aug 2 00:14:36 1997

McGOWAN. Alexander MCGOWAN b 5 Jan 1817, Butler, Butler County, PA, d.30 Dec 1872, Snowden, Allegheny County,PA m.Harriet Shepler Father: John McGowan Mother: Sarah Children: John Alexander Mary Hugh Lemon Sara E. Samuel Julia


Linda Holub Sat Aug 2 20:45:28 1997

STEIN. Searching for Louisa Wilhilmena STEIN b. 1856 in W. Sunbury, PA, Butler Co. Married Julius Harlan VOGAN approx. 1871-1876. He was born 1852 in Harlansburg, PA. Two children born in PA: Jesse and John Harlan VOGAN (1878-79) N. Liberty, PA. Any help is appreciated. e-mail at linhol@mail.tcbi.com


Kim PATERSON Sat Aug 2 14:40:16 1997

EMERICK, Anna Johanne Friedericke nee BEIKERT, b ca 1867, Saxonburg, PA. Married Henry/Harry EMERICK, possibly from Pittsburgh. Children: Henry,(m Weissenstein); Esther, (m Forsyth); William, (m Adams); Lawrence, (m Tewksbury); Andrew, (m Driver); Gertrude, Madeline. Anna was my gr grandmother's sister and possibly my only link to my gr grandfather's origins. Does anyone know of her descendants in the Pittsburgh area?


Jari Sinnwell Sat Aug 2 13:59:13 1997

PENN. Seeking information on the PENN family. Born in Pennsylvania, Charles moved to Ohio and married a woman named Christina. Charles was born about 1833. Their children were: Cassander Anna ("Annie") b. 1860, Sarah, b. 1863, James, b. 1867, Ida, b. 1870, William, b. 1873, Elton, b. 1875, Mary, b. 1878. Census records indicate both of Charles` parents were born in Pa. These PENNs have been very elusive. Any help locating them would be greatly appreciated.


Kim PATERSON Sat Aug 2 12:10:02 1997

McELVENNY, BEIKERT. I cannot locate the marriage records of David MC ELVENNY (MC ELVANY), b ca 1861, to Wilhelmina Caroline BEIKERT. Caroline, my gr grandmother, was born in Butler Co, ca 1854, daughter of Gottfried BEIKERT and Christiana Fredericka RUDERT of Saxonburg. David was supposedly from Pittsburgh or vicinity. Any information on him would be apprieciated, I do not know if they were married in Butler Co., but their first two children are listed in census as being born in PA, the 3rd child born in Cinn, OH.


Kay Geist Sat Aug 2 08:33:32 1997

BREWER/FERGUSON. I am looking for information about the family of STEPHEN BREWER born abt. 1770, died 1848 and was buried in Westminister Cemetery, Butler Co. He married in 1806 to ELIZABETH FERGUSON. I am also looking for information on Elizabeth's family. Her father's name was DAVID FERGUSON born Ireland abt. 1745, mother's name was SUSANNAH POLLARD born abt 1759. They later lived in West Deer Creek township of Allegheny County. These are the children of Stephen and Eliz. Brewer: Susan m Samuel Carnahan; Samuel; John; Pollard; William; Robert; Sarah m James Sefton; Lois m James Hemphill; James, Stephen, and David. Any help will be appreciated.


Robert B. Smith Sun Aug 3 18:23:28 1997

SMITH. I am searching for my grandparents and any of their relatives. My gp names are Walter and Agnes Smith, a daughter, Irene, two sons Bill and Henry. They lived in Natrona or Butler Pa. Have been unable to find any records of any kind. They moved to Baltimore, Md in about 1915 and Walter was a Lt in the Baltimore Md Fire Dept. Would like to hear from any of their relatives.


Robert Dunn Sun Aug 3 10:54:06 1997

DUNN. I would be grateful for information on James Milton DUNN (1855- 1932) or his ancestors. He married (date unknown but before 1897) Belle Jeannette BLACK (1862-1924) and they lived in Glad Mill, Butler County, Pennsylvania. The house, much altered, still stands and is visible from Route 8. He worked as a gauger or lineman for an oil company, possibly T. W. Phillips. They had issue: Mary Ida DUNN (1987-1955); Robert Dale DUNN (1898-1979); James Hartley DUNN (1900-c.1980); Frances DUNN (1900-c.1960?) who married James WHITESIDE.


Harry Hesidence Mon Aug 11 12:30:24 1997

In response to Gene Wilson I am researching in Butler County for HESIDENCE, SLIGHER AND GEIBEL connections. Will be happy to share info. e-mail harryh@tgn.net


Thomas C. Core Fri Aug 15 10:09:11 1997

CORE. I am trying to verify the birth place of my father. His name is: Charles Casper CORE born 21 JAN 1898 in Chicora, PA ??


Gary E. Young Wed Aug 13 06:28:41 1997

McCALL. Interested in Samuel MCCALL who was pensioned in Butler Co., Pa. in 1840 for service in 1795 from Westmoreland Co., Pa. under Major Ebenezer DENNY. Samuel was apparently born in 1770. Does anyone know his parentage.


Richard Campbell Tue Aug 12 09:22:46 1997

CAMPBELL. I am looking for the parent of Daniel S. Campbell. b1811/12 Mercer Co PA. He may have been born in Bellesville Ohio. I have no concrete proof of either.


Joyce Peters Sat Aug 16 02:37:52 1997

RIHEL. I am seeking my birth grandfather, Elmer RIHEL, and any information about his life and family. I only know that he may have lived in Butler or Pittsburg area sometime in 1940-41.


Andrea Kohl Sun Aug 17 10:35:17 1997

NELLIS. I am looking for any information on the NELLIS family. My great- grandmother, Hazel Marie NELLIS was born in Butler, Pa., Butler Co.,on 17th August 1895. Her parents were Edward NELLIS and Anna FLETCHER NELLIS. According to Hazel Marie NELLIS's death certificate, Anna FLETCHER NELLIS was born in Fryburg, Pa., Clarion Co. However, I have not been able to locate any info on her. Hazel Marie NELLIS married Thomas BANNON. They resided in Elyria, Ohio, Co. Lorain. Hazel Marie NELLIS died while my grandmother, Maxine BANNON was very young. This why I know very little about this family. Also, I would like to know where and when Edward NELLIS was born. And, who the ancestors are of these family members. I was told by a family relation that Anna FLETCHER NELLIS was from Tidioute, Pa., Warren Co., but haven't found anything, yet.


MARY ANN GEIGER Tue Aug 19 01:44:34 1997

SAY. Charles Say , age 27 in 1910, possible born in northern Butler County, Crawford, Corners? HE worked on the railroad, don't know which one as a brakeman. Married Ella Mae Clark from Erie Pa daughter Ethel Mae Say.


joy holder Fri Aug 22 13:47:27 1997

JENKINS, Richard b1847 in Wales. Married Catherine Wasson ca1872 and they had 9 children. They lived in Butler Co in 1880 &1900 census. Richard died 9 Feb1905. Can someone look up his obit for me and also tell me where he is buried. His children were Adda Bell, Homer Melvin, Elizabethine, William Marshall, Albert Garfield, Fred Llewelly and David Robert. They were living in Forward Twp in 1900.


Linda Keefer Fri Aug 22 12:20:37 1997

MOTOSICKY. I am looking for information on STEVEN J. MOTOSICKY/MOTOSICKY FAMILY. He was born in BUTLER, PA in APRIL 1931. Resided in ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND in late 1950's. Married a lady named MARY. Would like any information possible about him or this family please. Thank you.


Pat Relf Hanavan Thu Aug 21 18:43:29 1997

RAY, William, b. in Ireland, d. in Summit Twp., Butler Co., PA. Does anyone know of the RAY family? William had 5 children, the oldest of whom, John, was born 1798 in PA and died 1876 in Summit Twp., Butler Co. He was a member of Bear Creek Church. On 25 Sep 1825 he married Ann SMITH, daughter of Matthew SMITH (b. Ireland, d. Fairview, Butler Co.) and Nancy HINDMAN. John and Ann's children were William RAY, Nancy RAY Donaldson, Matthew Smith RAY (married Euphemia CAMPBELL on 12 Jan 1854), Elizabeth W. RAY Kelchner, John C. RAY (m. Tirza McCONNELL), and Robert Hindman RAY. Does anyone know the origins of the RAY family? Many thanks! --Pat


Katherine Ketner Thu Aug 21 13:41:33 1997

GORMLEY - Looking for a cemetery in Murrinsville Butler Co. where Patrick Gormley and James Gormley are buried as soldiers of the Civil War. Any information would be helpful. Thank you. Katherine.


Joan Semper Sun Aug 24 22:33:15 1997

HUTCHISON, BEATTY, CHAMBERS, CHRISTY, CRAIG, HENRY, JOHNSTON, MONNIE, McHUTCHISON, NEYMAN, ROBB, THORNBURG, WICK, MOORHEAD, DICKEY, BARR, LARIMER. I am most interested in any information available concerning any of the people buried in the North Butler Cemetery since I seem to be related to all of them. I live in Calif. and have visited the Cemetery 3 times since being sent there by Audrey Fettters of the Butler Library in Butler, PA. several years ago. The 1st graves there were those of William HUTCHISON (1814) and his wife Margaret HUTCHISON (1815) . I have much info on their their descendants, but need more on their ancestors, back to Alexander HUTCHISON (William's grandfather ?) and before. Also interested in additional families buried there: BEATTY, CHAMBERS, CHRISTY, CRAIG, HENRY, JOHNSTON, MONNIE, McHUTCHISON ??, NEYMAN, ROBB, THORNBURG & WICK. I have some info on all of these, but would like more, including early history of this area. I am also researching MOORHEAD, DICKEY, BARR and LARIMER. Any and all information greatly appreciated. J. Semper


Bradley Chapman Sun Aug 24 06:14:30 1997

FULLERTON, Clyde O. Looking for information on Clyde O. Fullerton. He was born on March 3, 1885. His wife's name was Nellie and they had 6 children Paul, Betty, Richard, Anna, Harold, Clyde A. Some of the children we believe still live in the Butler PA. area. Any information on this family would help. Thanks.


M. Davidson Sat Aug 23 23:19:16 1997

HUMPHREYS, Thomas. Seeking info/anc/desc/ of Thomas HUMPHREYS b. 24 OCT 1764, Tyrone Co, Ireland. d. 29 JUL 1839 Lawrence Co, PA (the Mercer?) buried: on the George BOOK Farm, Butler County, PA (daughter Elizabeth Humphrey Book*) NOTE: Another source stated he died in Butler Co, Twp Slippery Rock, Plain Grove Cemetry. Married: bfr 1799, Westmoreland Co, PA Spouse: Ruth COULTER d/o James and Margaret Coulter b. ? d. 1848 probably Butler Co, PA Children: James, William (1799-1864); Thomas Armstrong (ca. 1813--1883); Harvey, Sarah, Jane, Elizabeth H.(Book)* Mary, Margaret (Riddle) (1806--1892) Places of residence: Thomas came to what is now Lawrence Co, PA from Westmoreland Co, PA and settled on donation land.


Eric C. Nagle Tue Aug 26 18:31:13 1997

BEST, WEAVER. Searching for ancestry and descendants of Peter BEST, b. 1822, m. about 1850 to Mary M. WEAVER, and d Aug 1899. His wife was b 1834 and d 05 Oct 1893. Both supposed to be buried in Bethsadia Cemetery near Rimersburg. Believe Peter BEST's father to be Henry BEST, but no definitive proof. Their daughter, Mary Olive Best, 1857-1876, married Robert Bloom when the family was living in Clearfield County. Other children included John, Joseph, James, and Chambers Best. Chambers Best moved to Butler, Butler Co., Pa. Joseph md. and lived in Clearfield Co.


Yvette Reckert Fri Aug 29 14:27:46 1997

MARKS - Birth record for Flora MARKS b. 30 Apr 1868 Butler County, PA. Parents were William MARKS b. abt 1846 Berks Co. PA and Anna POMERY b. abt 1848 Berks Co. PA. Ella MARKS b. 25 Mar 1871 and John MARKS b. 13 Jul 1872 may also have been born in Butler Co. Another son Harry Mathew MARKS was born 6 Mar 1878 Cinn. OH, but died in Butler Co. 2 Dec 1958. Any info on the above would be deeply appreciated. - Thanks, Yvette Reckert <wyreckert@wctel.net>


Robert McCracken Sat Aug 30 08:23:19 1997

McCRACKEN, Clyde. Looking for the ancestors of Clyde MCCRACKEN. Lived in Butler,Pa.and retired from Armco Steel. Wife's name was Hazel Aldene MCCRACKEN. Had (4) four children Richard; Margaret; Lawrence and Russell.


Nancy Walls Sat Aug 30 13:56:47 1997

Looking for surnames: WALLS, HOLLENBAUGH, BEATTY, MYERS, RUPP, SLAGLE, MILLISON all in or around county.


Yvette Reckert Mon Sep 1 12:40:16 1997

POMERY - Need info on James/John POMERY who lived in Coal Valley, PA around 1880 (looked up Coal Valley in PA directory and got the listing Allegheny County). Had a sister Anna/Annie POMERY born abt 1848 Berks Co., PA. She m. William MARKS abt 1866. They moved to Butler Co. PA abt 1868. Any help would be appreciated. Yvette Reckert <wyreckert@wctel.net>.


John L. Noble Sun Sep 7 16:15:27 1997

NOBLE, George. Date of birth and death of George NOBLE: born 1820's or 30's Spouse named, catherin. Maiden name unkown. Had two known children,a daughter, Zinni and a son, Clarence:born June 27 1859 in Armstrong county PA. died April 15 1928 in Butler county, PA. Zinni's date of birth and death unknown. I am the great grandson of George Noble and would appreciate any information you could give me.


Genny Baughman Payne Fri Sep 5 21:36:20 1997

BAUGHMAN, Dennis. I am searching for the parents of Dennis Baughman. The information I have states that Dennis Baughman came from a family in Butler Co., Penn and the Baughman family was ported in Phildelphia. Dennis Baughman was my gg grandfather and he married Lidabell Beal from Southampton Township, Somerset Co., Penn in 1860. They lived in Somerset with her sister Catherine and husband Levi Kennel. Dennis was actually born in Allegany Co., Maryland in 1838. If you happen to have any information please E- Mail me, thanks. Genny Baughman Payne


COLLIER, Robert Fri Sep 5 17:12:57 1997

COLLIER, LOWNES. Am researching my family, many settled in Western Penna. Clarion, Jefferson, Fayette, Westmoreland, Allegheny Counties. I have traced family back to COLLIER, Thomas DOB Abt 1660 in Nottingham, England, married to Hannah Lownes in 1689 (Hannah was the daughter of Hugh Lownes and Jane Stretch.) They settled in Philadelphia then movd Western PA. Any help will be appreciated. My database on World Family Tree 4.0 numbers over 1,200. Some 600 Member of COLLIER COLLYER, COLLER clan. GOSS family some 300 members. HUTCHISON (HUTCHESON) and various spellings. I can be contacted at Robert E. Collier 5441 N E 22nd Ave Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33308 (954) 771-8762 (954) 771-8735 Fax rcollier10126@MSN.COM E-Mail.


Dr. Stephen E. Lunce Fri Sep 5 15:15:03 1997

REMBOLD, Demer Sarah Caroline. I am seeking any information about my maternal great grandmother's ancestors. My ggrandmother was Demer Sarah Caroline "DC" REMBOLD (b. 17 Sep 1872 in Cranberry Twp., PA, d. 13 Jul 1951 in Oil City, PA). She married William Wilson HARTSELL on 11 Jul 1894. Demer's parents were John Conrad REMBOLD (b. 9 Feb. 1838, Laufen, Germany, d. 30 Mar. 1925) and Mary Jane MILLER (b. 4 May 1852 in Cranberry, d. 22 Mar 1828). John Conrad's parents, both born in Germany, were John REMBOLD and Margaret. Mary Jane's parents were Peter Francis MILLER (b. 1822, d. 12 Oct 1902) and Sarah Ann (b. 1825). Thank you for your help.


Amelia Kelly Fri Sep 5 01:44:36 1997

WEBER, Conrad or WEAVER (born 1800) emigrated from Bavaria approx 1837 and settled in Cranberry Twp., Butler Co. Travelling with him were his spouse, SABINA ALBERT, (born 1805) and three children, MARTIN WEBER/WEAVER, born 1827, JOHN A. WEBER/WEAVER, born 1929 and MARGARETHA WEBER/WEAVER, born 1835. The family was found on the 1840 census..Children born in America: CONRAD WEBER/WEAVER JR. was born 1838, FRANCISKA born 1841( married GEORGE CONRAD AUL in Pittsburgh) and LEONARD born 1846. The father, CONRAD WEBER/WEAVER died betwee 1846-48. LOOKING FOR A RECORD OF HIS DEATH AND BURIAL. The WEBERS/WEAVERS were German speaking Bavarian and Catholic. Does anyone have cemetery records? Most likely a Catholic cemetery.


Robert Lee McCracken Wed Sep 3 16:31:08 1997

McCRACKEN. I am looking for any information on the MCCRACKENs from the Butler or the Karns City /Petrolia Area. I, Robert Lee MCCRACKEN, was born in Butler in May of 1952, to Lawrence Joesph MCCRACKEN who was born in Butler in 1925 to Clyde MCCRACKEN who was from the Karns City area. Clyde had two other brothers William and Samuel MCCRACKEN. I have been told that their fathers name was Joesph MCCRACKEN.


J Wallace Sun Sep 21 16:14:08 1997

WALLACE, Samuel. Looking for information about Samuel WALLACE, an early settler of Butler County about 1790. He and his brother John settled in the area on Bear Creek and in some of the history books it says Samuel WALLACE was the first settler in that area of Butler Co.



Martha H. Breene Mon Sep 22 01:19:49 1997

Seeking information on any children & descendents of PETER TAYLOR b.
Dec. 26, 1814 & d. January 14, 1871 in Perry twp., Clarion co., Pa.
He married ELIZA LAWRENCE d/o Randolph LAWRENCE. I have not found the oldest daughter of Peter and Eliza Taylor and would like to find who she
married. The children I do have are as follows: Elizabeth b. abt 1838
(husband?), HANNAH JANE, b. Nov. 1842 m. Levi WIKE; LOT, b. abt 1845
SARAH ANN, b. January 5, 1848 m. William Hurst WHITMAN; PETER, Jr. b.
abt 1850; STEWART, b. abt 1854; WILLIAM, b. abt. 1859. Any help would be
greatly appreciated. Will share information on Peter's siblings and
parents. Thank you


Martha H. Breene Mon Sep 22 01:31:34 1997

Seeking any information to find the parents & siblings of two MARTIN women married into two of my lines. (1) NANCY JANE MARGARET MARTIN, b. ? June 1831 m. Philip P. Taylor. Philip lived in Perry twp. Clarion co. prior to his marriage. I do not know that he married there but suspect Nancy Jane Margaret belongs to one of the Martin families of the Clarion or nearby areas. (2) MARTHA MARTIN b. abt. 1840 in Toby twp., Clarion Co., Pa. m. Henry Kahn. She died in Pittsburgh area at the home of one of her children but was returned to Rimersburg to be buried according to her burial record. Any information would be greatly appreciated and will share information on their descendents and spouses ancestries.


Rebecca Stephens Shannon Mon Sep 22 18:03:24 1997

BENJAMIN STEPHENS born 1735, sailed from Plymouth, England about 1756, married Rebecca CALDWELL in Somerset Co, MD March 17, 1758; died 1814, in Bedford Co. buried at Morrison Cove, Bedford Co, PA Known children: Thomas, 1759; William, 1763; Richard, 1756; Rebecca, 1767, married Joseph Pittman; Samuel, 1769, married Miriam Pittman; John Stephens, 1771. Any info welcome, will share. Does anyone know anything about Morrison Cove?


David Nolsheim Thu Oct 2 10:04:37 1997

Looking for any information on the following surnames: NOLSHEIM, SIMON, SCHILLING, LONG. Areas include, Connoquenessing, Forward Twp., Butler. Thanks.


Fred H. Held Thu Oct 2 12:25:54 1997

Trying to locate a connection to the TURNEY and BOWMAN families. George Bowman (b: 1813 PA ) married Sara Turney (b: Abt. 1820) child - Lydia Bowman (b: July 25, 1853 Armstrong Co, PA d: March 07, 1944 Leechburg, Armstrong Co, PA) Lydia married Henry J. Riggle ( b: July 1852 d: May 22,1915)


Susan L. Wienand Sat Oct 4 15:38:52 1997

Looking for both descendants and ancestors of JOHN E.GALLAUGHER. He was born 25 April 1831 in either Mercer County or Armstrong County, PA, but resided most of his life in Butler County. He married CHRISTIANA EMERICK. He served in the Civil War, and died 9 December 1910.


Margaret Gagliardi Sun Oct 5 13:40:12 1997

I am looking for William FREY. He was born about 1863 in Baden, Germany and immigrated to American on 3 August 1865 with his parents George Michael and Johanna (EMERD) FREY and a brother, George Peter FREY. They are first located in Jefferson and Winfield Twps, Butler Co, PA. George Peter FREY eventually settled in Scottdale, Westmoreland Co, PA and according to family tradition William FREY settled in Pittsburgh. He had a son Will FREY who worked at Mellon bank. My grandparents George H. and Sophia (Price) FREY, visited this Will Frey in the 1940's. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Dorothy Martin Mon Oct 6 08:58:46 1997

George Washington JOHNSON/JOHNSTON b KY 1898, d NC 1952, son of Jesse JOHNSON and Mary A. COX, married Isabella VONBOKERN, parents unknown, and they lived @ 1940 in Blawnox, Butler Co., PA. Had children Ruth, Lois, Harry and Ralph. Would like to hear from any descendant or anyone with information.


Sharon Stone Fri Oct 10 06:52:16 1997

I am looking for information concerning the FORQUER or FORKER family of Chicora, PA. Butler, Co.


Jackie Gray Fri Oct 10 17:14:50 1997

I am looking for the Harding family that would have been living in Butler County, Pa in 1850 and owned a coal mine. One of the daughter's name was Annie Catherine Harding who around 1870 married a Martin A. Wackerly from Germany. These were my great grand-parents. The Wackerly's moved to Virginia around 1876. Anyone who may have information on the Harding family or the Wackerly family that lived in or around Butler, Pa would greatly be appeicated. Thanks, Jackie Gray


John Kostick Sun Oct 12 10:35:42 1997

Looking for information on Joseph BARCHEY aka BARCHI and BOUCHARD born 1832 in Switzerland, settled in Canada first, died Dec 10, 1892 in Hubbard, Trumball, Co., OH. He married Margaret BERRIGAN aug 11, 1862. Joseph moved from Coalburg, Trumbull Co., OH to Coaltown, Butler county PA. Children of Joseph and Margaret are: 1.) Mary Ann BARCHEY, died about 1934; married Tobias HUSBAND. 2.) Maggie BARCHEY, married Wallace RENNICK. 3.) Martin BARCHEY 4.) Joseph BARCHEY, born Apr 12, 1870; died May 28, 1929; married Maud JAMES. 5.) Christina BARCHEY, born Jun 7, 1878. 6.) Johney BARCHEY 7.) Rose Amelia BARCHEY, born Dec 26, 1880, married Mr. THOMPSON.


mburns Sun Oct 12 21:08:21 1997

Looking for anyone who might have information on the GROVE family which founded Grove City, Penna. thanks!!!


David P. Holland Mon Oct 13 10:22:38 1997

Searching for the parents of my grandmother Lillian Ethel McCONNELL, born December 6, 1872 in Butler, Butler Co., PA. A member of, & confirmed at, St. Pauls Reformed Church, Butler PA. on November 2, 1889. Married Charles Archibald CHASE April 8, 1896 at Allegheny, Allegheny Co., PA. Lillian Ether McCONNELL had the following children: Ruth Lillian CHASE born January 18, 1897 Pittsburgh PA, Frank Stiver CHASE born November 26, 1899 Pittsburgh PA, Charles Howard CHASE born May 29, 1902 Pittsburgh PA, William Gibson CHASE born April 11 1904 Pittsburgh PA, Janet Marion CHASE born March 29, 1906 Pittsburgh PA, Mary CHASE born August 22, 1909 Goldfield Nevada, Alice CHASE born April 2, 1914 Goldfield, Nevada. Lillian Ethel McCONNELL died January 20, 1930 at Oakland, Alameda Co., California. Any assistance in tracing Lillian Ethel McCONNELLS parents or siblings in Butler, Butler Co. PA would be greatly appreciated. Dave Holland


Megan Sweeney Tue Oct 14 16:31:37 1997

I am searching for information on my ggg grandfather, Israel SWANEY or SWEENEY. I believe he was born in Greene County, I do not have any dates on him. His wife's name was Susannah DOTY. He probably was born in the early 1800's. If anyone knows anything about him, please let me know. Thank you.


Audrey Sizelove Wed Oct 15 15:46:47 1997

Looking for any information on Robert Leech, d. 1854 married to Mary both buried Prairie Cemetery Mercer Township Butler Co.; daughter Sarah Elizabeth b. Oct 6, 1819 d. Dec. 6, 1882 married to Lucian Robinson Jan 22, 1846


Ronald Davis Fri Oct 17 08:04:24 1997

Searching for information on Matthew (Mathiew?) Henry DAVIS. Possible parents are Samuel DAVIS and Lavina (Lavinia?) KESTER. Matthew's dob is unknown; he married Prudence Neome (Naomi?) HOCKENBERRY. Their children were Evard Matthew DAVIS (b1859), Clement Laird DAVIS (b1860), Porter Chavney DAVIS (b1865), Myrtle DAVIS (b1867), Henry Austin DAVIS (b1869), and Pansy DAVIS (b1872). Matthew and Prudence migrated to Indiana County as some point perhaps in the late 1870s. Matthew at least later returned to Butler Co., and perhaps also some of his children. The Muddycreek Township area of Butler County appears the most likely origin as both families are concentrated there. I would appreciate any information on Matthew and Prudence, their ancestors and possible descendants still in the area.


Harry Pontius, Burke, VA Mon Oct 27 1997
CAMPBELL, TRUVER and LEABRUM families. Looking for any 19th Century information. All I currently know is that Ida Blanche CAMPBELL was born 12 Nov 1885 in Chicora, Donegal Twp, Butler Co, Pa, died Jan 17, 1967 at Rockville, Md. Burried 21 Jan 1967 in Akron, Oh. Blanche Married 1 Feb 1911, Harry Edgar PONTIUS, Sr. , born 27 Oct 1888 at Chicora, Pa and died 9 Dec, 1949 at Tulsa, Pa. Had two children, Harry Edgar and Campbell Isiah. Blanche was the daughter of WILLIAM LAWRENCE CAMPBELL born 6 Dec 1856 and died 20 Aug, 1915 and EMMA LOUISA TRUVER born 27 Mar, 1862 and died 29 Oct 1937. William and Emma were married 6 Nov 1878 and had four children. Emma's parents were John TRUVER (Jack TRUBIS) born in Germany and died 1861, had six children with his wife Catherine LEABRUM born about 1819 and died 16 July, 1895 at 72 years old. Catherine Leabrum's mother was also a Catherine b 15 Sept 1791 in Germany and died 23 April 1877.


Robert A. Sigerson Thurs Oct 30 1997
I would appreciate any information on regarding Patrick SIGERSON married to Mary HALL and living in Butler County circa 1776. There were six children born of this union, two of whom were Robert and George SIGERSON . We do know Patrick served as a private in the Revolutionary War. Thanks!


Murphy Sun, 2 Nov 1997
CAMPBELL,NEELY Searching for information on Alexander CAMPBELL born 1826 in PA married Sarah NEELY born 2-14-1827 in Beaver Co. PA. Their daughter, Margaret Jane CAMPBELL was born 10-22-1848 in Butler Co. PA. They later went to Scioto Co. Ohio.


Michael Cloyd Sun, 2 Nov 1997
Searching for wife and parents of Patrick McNallen, also spelled McAnallan, born circa 1770 Ireland, died 1832 Mercer Twp. Will A-221 (MC-40) filed Butler Co. Wife named Mariah in will, Mary in baptismal records of Father Helbron.



Date: Fri Nov 7 07:50:01 1997
Name: Diane Cuffman Ryder
Email address: DianeRyder@compuserve.com
Postal Address: 4785 Bayhill Drive, Powell OH 43065

Surnames: Cuffman, Adams, Kingsley, Rae, Riddel

Looking for any information on CUFFMAN, ADAMS, KINGSLEY, RAE, or RIDDEL. John D. CUFFMAN owned livery stable in Turkey City, Clarion County, late 1800s, and lived in Butler County. We have much information on him and his descendants to share. His son, Roy, married Mildred ADAMS around 1895. Need help with finding her family's origins. Her father was Robert ADAMS, mother was Adeline KINGSLEY. Also seeking PA connections of Nellie Nicol RAE CUFFMAN, who emigrated from Scotland via the Lusitania in Nov. 1907, with aunt, Ellen RIDDEL. Family tradition says they located with relatives in New Brighton, Beaver County, but cannot find any trace. Nellie married Orland E. CUFFMAN of Evans City, PA, and moved to Youngstown, Ohio. Have exhausted many records in surrounding counties...everything points to Butler. Would appreciate any help, or will gladly help anyone looking for CUFFMANs. Thank you!

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Date: Fri Nov 7 14:57:54 1997
Name: John S Kostick
Email address: JOHNSKOSTICK@prodigy.net
Postal Address: 131 NE 172nd Street, Miami, FL. 33162

Surnames: MATTHEWS, CAMPBELL

Joseph MATTHEWS born May 31, 1815 in Butler Co. PA to John and Margaret MATTHEWS. Joseph married Margaret CAMPBELL and moved to Venango, Co. PA. Looking for information on his parents and siblings in Butler Co. John MATTHEWS was born December 10, 1783 and married Margaret on November 14, 1809. John and Margaret had 6 children.

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Date: Sun Nov 9 12:37:00 1997
Name: Robert P. Addleman
Email address: Bobadleman@aol.com
Home page: http://members.aol.com/bobadleman/

Surnames: ADAMS, ADDLEMAN, ATWELL, DUNN, FEELEY, GANOE, HOFFMAN, HOOVER, KELLY, ROSENBERRY, SLOAN

Any additional info on the Addleman family who lived in Eau Claire, Butler Co., after 1843. Andrew ADDLEMAN (1800-1871), son of John Michael ADDLEMAN (1773-1859) & Sarah GANOE (1778-1862) of Warriors Mark, Huntingdon Co., PA, moved westward to Butler County around 1843. See the web page for the ADDLEMAN FAMILY and their allied families.

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Date: Tue Nov 11 15:17:51 1997
Name: Sammie Hudgens
Email address: SAMIHUD@aol.com
Postal Address: 5636 Kiva Drive Sacramento CA

Surnames: CROCKER

I am looking for anyone with CROCKER ties. William CROCKER was in Butler county PA in 1841. His wife's name was Alice SPROTT. They lived in Slippery Rock, during the census in 1850. I would like to know where William was born and his parents names.

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Date: Tue Nov 11 19:33:20 1997
Name: Kenneth Tarr
Email address: cla@calweb.com

Surnames: DUNCAN, GILKEY

Looking for any information concerning James Duncan who was born in Butler Co. on December 28, 1810. He married Elizabeth Gilkey. His father's name is Samual.

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Date: Wed Nov 12 11:51:11 1997
Name: Judith Ashbaugh Drake
Email address: jdrake@gulftel.com

Surnames: FORNER, MOOR/MOORE

Researching the name FORNER, particularly Ann Maria FORNER who married Samuel MOOR/MOORE in Beaver County PA about 1841. Ann Maria had a sister or cousin named Sarah FORNER. Who are the parents of Ann FORNER? Where did they live? Any info will be appreciated. Judith Drake jdrake@gulftel.com

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Date: Thu Nov 13 12:05:54 1997
Name: Richard Jewell
Email address: roadrash1.aol.com

Surnames: JEWELL, THOMAS

JEWELL, Descendent of Abraham
I am looking for descendents of Abraham JEWELL, b. 1822, lived his life in Armstrong County. He is my 2nd Greatgrandfather. I will gladly share info such as will, land deed, etc.

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Date: Thu Nov 13 19:12:11 1997
Email address: mactav@edgnet.net
Surnames: ALTMAN, BLACK, THOMPSON, GOLDINGER, JONES, BADGER

Am searching for information on my greatgrandfathers: James C. ALTMAN, Andrew Lewis BLACK, and Jake THOMPSON. Would like to know parents' names, my great grandfathers' birthdates and places, all spouses' names, and names and birthdates of children. They all lived in Butler County and may have been born between 1830 and 1850.
James ALTMAN may have originated in Armstrong County, around Kitanning, and may have lived around Kane, Pa. in later life. One of his wives' names was Catherine GOLDINGER, and children included Mary, Liza, Ed, Merle, Chile, and possibly one other son.
Andrew Lewis BLACK was married to Nancy Elzema BADGER and their children were Frank, Arthur, Ethel, Braden, Sarah, and Harold.
Jake THOMPSON was married to Elizabeth JONES and they had one son, Marion.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
ltman

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Date: Mon Nov 17 17:45:39 1997
Name: David K. Steindel
Email address: DSTEIND@aol.com

Surnames: HALL, PHIPPS, McCLAIN, NEARON

Searching for information regarding Samuel HALL and his family. Samuel HALL entered what is now Fairview Twp. Butler Co. Pa in 1796. His children were:
William HALL b. c1799,
Frances HALL b. c1801 m. Ebenezer PHIPPS,
John HALL b. Jan. 3, 1803 d. July 26, 1886, and
Elizabeth HALL b. June 26, 1807 m. Samuel McCLAIN.
The son, John HALL, was a tanner and married Mary NEARON. He lived most of his life in the Pittsburgh area and died at his sister's home in Harrison Co. Ohio. The son, William HALL, lived somewhere in Ohio in 1829. Samuel HALL may have gone to Ohio circa 1815.


Date: Thu Nov 20 07:29:22 1997
Name: Diane Cuffman Ryder
Email address: DianeRyder@compuserve.com
Postal Address: 4785 Bayhill Drive, Powell, OH 43065

Surnames: CUFFMAN, ADAMS, KINGSLEY

Searching for information on maternal side for Orland E. CUFFMAN, born 1897, Evans City; parents were Leroy (Roy) CUFFMAN and Mildred Adams CUFFMAN (b. 1874). Looking for Robert ADAMS and Adeline KINGSLEY, b. about 1850, and any other of their children. Have much CUFFMAN info to share, including family reunion info. Thank you!


Date: Fri Nov 21 13:14:18 1997
Name: Marge Weigel
Email address: MWeigel349@aol.com
Postal Address: 21930 SW 254 ST Homestead,FL 33031

Surnames: WEIGEL, COVERT

WEIGEL/COVERT - Beaver and Butler Co.'s. Any ancestors or descendants. 1700's - today. Around Harmony and Zelienople predominatly.


Date: Fri Nov 21 18:20:21 1997
Name: F A. Bash
Email address: fab2@southeast.net

Surnames: BASH, SNOW

Looking for info regarding John BASH and his wfe Mary SNOW. He was born in PA in 1795 and she was born in PA in 1805. They lived in Donegal twp from 1820 or earlier until 1845 when they moved to Grant County, IN. I have info about their descendants but nothing about their ancestry. Who were their parents?


Date: Sat Nov 22 19:49:54 1997
Name: Debbie Dunham
Email address: robetded@ix.netcom.com

Surnames: BRACKNEY

I am looking for information on Jesse BRACKNEY from Butler County. I found a mention of him in an index of Butler, PA wills. He is listed in Vol J -182 from 1888. Does anyone have access to this? Could you tell me what it says about Jesse or his family? Thank you for your time. Debbie Dunham

Reply:
Jesse BRACKNEY of Mercer Twp., Butler Co., PA died about 10:30 PM on 24 Jan 1888 per sworn statement on 30 Jan 1888 by his executor F. P. BRACKNY of Clay Twp.

Abstract of his will (dated 18 Jan 1888)
No mention of spouse.
Heirs: d. Abigail ECELBERGER, d. Elizabeth WALKER, s. Lawson E., s. Franklin C., minor children of d. Martha A. THOMPSON, dec'd', s. Loyal M., s. John W., s. Walter G., minor s. Charley L.
Exec: son Lawson E. BRACKNEY and Franklin P. BRACKNEY
Witn: H.D. HOCKENBERRY, G?.G?.MERSHIMER


Date: Sat Nov 22 21:24:39 1997
Name: Glenn R.P. Atwell
Email address: AtwellGRP@aol.com
Postal Address: 29 Woodley Road, Buffalo, NY 14215

Surnames: ATWELL, BRANDON, WATT, DICKSON, RUSSELL, WALLACE

Am preparing to publish complete descendants of the ATWELL families of Butler and Venango Counties. If I have not been in touch with a member of your family in the last several years, please let me know so that I may include your branch. Two Robert ATWELLs settled in Marion Twp., Butler Co.- one died in 1835 and the other in 1840, both leaving large families. They are presumed to have been cousins. (Both had brothers here named John, but neither John had a family.) One Robert married Rachel WALLACE, the other married twice: Mary DICKSON and Margaret "Peggy" RUSSELL.


Date: Sun Nov 23 09:53:20 1997
Name: Mary Dain
Email address: mdain@frontiernet.net

Surnames: DUFFY/DUFFEY/DUFFEE

I am looking for info on Neal DUFFY born PA about 1818. Know of one brother Nelson P. DUFFY. Neal and wife Nancy SCHMIDT b. Ohio abt 1822 were in the Butler Co. Clearfield Twp census in 1850. Shortly after moved to Oil City. Neal and Nancy had children David, James, Charles, John, George, Edward, Susan. Family may be connected to the DUFFY family in Donegal Twp. Later spellings inc. Duffey and Duffee. Oral tradition has family as Scot-Irish. They were Protestant. Neal's census data says "father of foreign birth" so the family immigrated sometime in his father's lifetime, prpbably late 1700 or early 1800s. Any info greatly appreciated.
Mary Dain mdain@frontiernet.net


Date: Tue Nov 25 15:45:04 1997
Name: Lois Cleveland
Email address: lclevela@belllsouth.net
Postal Address: 1109 Henry Drive, Alabaster, AL 35007

Surnames: SHEPARD, GARDNER, O'NEIL

I am look for info on the SHEPARD FAMILY moved to Butler county from Venango County in the early 1860's I think. John SHEPARD b 1832 m Elizabeth GARDNER b 1842 in 1858. Their children were Sylvene Generva, Edna, Catherine, Harold Lee, Carl Victor & Myrtle. Any information appreciated. I am willing to share what I have.
Lois Cleveland in Alabaster, AL


Date: Tue Nov 25 17:31:33 1997
Name: Charlotte Anne Vincent Graham
Email address: CGrahamOL@aol.com
Postal Address: 1723 Glendon Ave. Norfolk, VA 23518

Surnames: CRITCHLOW, NEELY, HAZLETT, GILLISH, SMALE

Looking for any information on ancestors James NEELY m/ Margaret CRITCHLOW. Their daughter, Jeanettte, was my grandmother. Have article that was found in the archives in DC about William and James CRITCHLOW. It states that William and James were sharpshooters under the command of Col. Daniel MORGAN during the Revolutionary War. The article continues to say that William shot and killed General FRAZIER at the battle of Saratoga. General Frazier was next in command to General BURGOYNE. Need to verify this story. Need descendancy relationship to Margaret CRITCHLOW. Any info will be helpful. THANKS!!


Date: Wed Nov 26 17:04:56 1997
Name: Robert Stonerock
Email address: rstonerock@cyberzane.net
Postal Address: 8955 Black Run Rd. Nashport, Ohio 43830

Surnames: WINTERSTEIN, BLACKBURN

Seeking info. on Gould WINTERSTEIN b. 1833 PA m. ? Harriet BLACKBURN? in PA. d. 1930? in Butler Co., Pa. Harriet was b. in England about 1830. Gould's father was born in Canada according to what he told the census taker in 1880.
Children:
1) Henry A. WINTERSTEIN b. 1872 Ohio
2) Mary Orentia WINTERSTEIN b. Sept 1862 m. Jefferson Algern GRAY Nov. 11, 1877 d. 1882?Tipp City, Miami Co., Ohio
3) Semantha C. WINTERSTEIN b. 1861 PA m. Jefferson Alger GRAY, d.? Tipp City, Miami Co., Ohio


Date: Fri Nov 28 05:43:25 1997
Name: Kathleen Teague McGuire
Email address: MMcgu17141@aol.com

Surnames: HOCKENBERRY & SLATER



Date: Fri Nov 28 16:19:52 1997
Name: lee eason
Email address: leeason@aol.com

Surnames: KEISTER , LYNN


Date: Sun Nov 30 08:30:39 1997
Name: Charlene Calvert Pinkowski
Email address: charpink@gte.net
Postal Address: 2480 Cedar Road

Surnames: FISK, AMY, CALVERT, MIDDLETON, RICHARDSON

FISK Desire to know the parents of and birthplace of (father born New York, mother born PA): FISK, Charles Wesley, b  April 1838 PA, d abt 1903 Butler Co,PA (accident 31 Mar 1902, @Mars, Butler, PA, right arm amputated by Dr. Barr, 11 April 1902) md (1) 1859,Warren Co, PA, MIDDLETON, Mahitable Emeline b 22 May 1841,Warren Co, PA, d 22 Jan 1869 Warren Co, PA, dau of MIDDLETON, James and RICHARDSON, Susannah. Children to (1):
FISK, Susan Imogene b Aug 1861 Warren Co, PA md 10 Sept 1884 AMY, George (children);
FISK,  Myrta Jane b 25 Aug 1864 Warren Co,PA md 23 May 1885 CALVERT, Eugene James (children);
FISK, Grant b 22 Jan 1869,Warren Co PA, remained single:
Charles Wesley FISK md (2) abt 1871____ Adelaide C (aka Adaline C) b Dec 1852 PA. Children to (2):
Otis P (or W) b Dec 1872 Butler Co, PA md abt 1898 _____Alma V b abt 1874 PA (children);
Ernest W b abt 1873 Butler Co,PA deceased before 1910, nothing further known.
(Also seek descendents)


Date: Sun Nov 30 15:17:10 1997
Name: Amy R. Hines
Email address: arhines@penn.com

Surnames: BARNHART, HINES

In 1903, James and Jane BARNHART lived in Karns City. Jane was married to Jacob HINES until he died. Jane had John F. Maggie and Mamie to Jacob HINES. She had Hiram, Mildred and Tillie to James. Any suggestions or information about these people would be greatly appreciated.


Date: Sun Nov 30 15:54:41 1997
Name: Richard L. Stanley
Email address: CADA60@aol.com

Surnames: STANLEY, DOUGLAS

Looking for information on James STANLEY. Born 1820 in Butler County. Died Oct. 8th, 1899 in Tama County Iowa. James married Mary J. DOUGLAS in Butler County. Mary J. born Jan. 21, 1828 in Butler County. Both are buried in the Amity Cemetery, Tama County, Iowa Mary J. died Nov 19, 1903. Would like any information concerning James parents, and information about any DOUGLAS family that


Date: Sun Nov 30 18:40:32 1997
Name: Chris White
Email address: w4ers@aol.com

Surnames: LEHRLEIN, RUF

Searching for family connections for Elizabeth Barbara LEHRLEIN, b. 7-30-1890 in Butler, PA, m. 6-1-1910 to Max RUF in Pittsburgh. She had 5 children, Louise, Carl, Anthony, Rita and Elizabeth (all born in Pittsburgh). Died 2-16-30 in Pittsburgh and is buried there. Parents were John and Anna LEHRLEIN. Had one sister named Anna ____. This is all the info I have. I would appreciate any help in finding where parents came from and where sister located. Thanks in advance for any help.


Date: Mon Dec 1 02:57:50 1997
Name: geri arnold
Email address: psyduck@vegas.infi.net

Surnames: SMULOWITZ, BEN

My mother was born to Carrie Abes SMULOWITZ on October 27, 1914. I am looking for any possible siblings of BEN SMULOWITZ that might have some information for me. Mother was born in Bulter Pa. any information would be appreciated. thank you


Date: Tue Dec 2 06:35:18 1997
Name: David A. Nolsheim
Email address: E5FD@aol.com

Surnames: NOLSHEIM, FEHL, SIMON, SCHILLING, LONG

Seeking information on the following surnames from the Butler County, Connoquenessing areas.


Date: Tue Dec 2 06:48:43 1997
Name: James Hutzley
Email address: jhutzley@nauticom.net

Surnames: HUTZLEY, COOK, CUSTER, WHITE

I am looking for any information on the HUTZLEY family. The family originated in Clarion county around 1876 . Then migrated to Butler County, Penn Twp. in early 1900's.


Date: Wed Dec 3 04:25:29 1997
Name: Forrest Carroll
Email address: genecrl@lex.infi.net

Surnames: SEIFER

Am researching SEIFER. Michael SEIFER came from Germany with his wife Catherine and one son Jacob. He had six more children: Louisa, Lewis, Henry, William, Susannah, Catherine. All were born in Prospect. The family later moved to Franklin area in Venango County. Does anyone have information on this family?


Date: Wed Dec 3 04:56:34 1997
Name: Robert Longwell
Email address: LongwellR@aol.com
Home page: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/l/o/n/Laurie-M-Longwell/index.htm

Surnames: LONGWELL

LONGWELL. Looking for any and all information on LONGWELL/LANGWELL/LONGWILL's. Information on the ancesters and decendents of William LONGWELL m. Laura LAWSON would be of particular interest. Also am will to look up information in my extensive data base on the Longwell's and related families throughout the United States.


Date: Sun Dec 7 07:47:53 1997
Name: Twila Smith
Email address: twilams@dcache.net

Surnames: HUGHES, CHRISTIE, McPHERRIN, McJUNKIN, MILLER, JAMISON, MAXWELL

Seeking descendants of Rachel HUGHES and Andrew CHRISTIE of Concord Twp. Daughters married McPHERRIN, McJUNKIN and MILLER. grandaughters- Rachel ALBERT, Rachel McPHERRIN m. Samuel JAMISON, and Eliza McPHERRIN m. William MAXWELL. Where did these families live? Need children and descendants of these families.


Date: Sun Dec 7 07:56:27 1997
Name: Twila Smith
Email address: twilams@dcache.net

Surnames: BARRON, CAMPBELL. HUGHES

Seeking information on Thomas BARRON who lived on Butler Venango county border about 1800. Several daughters- one married a CAMPBELL. Others? 1790 census Westmoreland county shows 10 females in household- 9 daughters? I am descended from Mary BARRON and Isaac HUGHES. Who did all of the daughters marry?.


Date: Sun Dec 7 21:40:24 1997
Name: Ron Talmage
Email address: bighorn@netshel.net
Postal Address: 13208 Dogwood Ln, Grass Valley,Cal 95945

Surnames: WISE, KNOCH, ALTMAN

I'm seeking info on the family of Henderson Issac WISE m to Lucinda KNOCH. They lived in Butler Co. Pa. They had the following children: Howard, William, Rebecca, Ann, Mary, Charles, Lillian B b1877, Erla May b1892 m Glen ALTMAN and Alda L b1908. Erla May was my grandmother, I can remmber visiting the old family farm when I was a child and Uncle Chuck and Uncle Bill lived nearby. Any info will be greatly appreciated.


Date: Mon Dec 8 04:14:52 1997
Name: Gene Carroll
Email address: genecrl@lex.infi.net

Surnames: SEIFER

Am researching Michael SEIFER and family. Michael,his wife and son Jacob came to Butler County about 1830 from Germany. The rest of the family were born near Prospect. Would anyone have information about this family? Some of them later moved to Franklin area in Venango County. Are there birth records for the 1830-1850 period?


Date: Mon Dec 8 11:13:34 1997
Name: Doris Brewer
Email address: odie@harborside.com

Surnames: ADAMS, BOTHWELL

Seeking parents and siblings of Rozelia (Rosella) Melissa ADAMS, b. 1835 in Ohio. Living Venango Township, Butler County, PA 1850 census. Mother Laura (maiden name unknown) ADAMS, age 55 in 1850, born VT. Father not on census, born CT. Rozelia married Samuel Watson Steuart BOTHWELL, 1855, Butler County, PA.


Date: Mon Dec 8 11:40:10 1997
Name: Sue Brunot
Email address: sbrunot@aol.com

Surnames: GRUBB(S), GRAHAM, GETTY, KNEPSHIELD

Attempting to identify my GRUBBS and GRAHAM ancestors. William GRAHAM and brothers, Andrew, Irwin, James and (possibly) Joseph GRAHAM lived in close proximity to each other in Indiana Co. Later they moved to the Kittanning area of Armstrong Co. to an area known as Whitesburg. William GRAHAM married Prudence GREEN GETTY (former wife of James GETTY d. 1829) in or about 1829. Their eldest daughter, Jane, (b. around 1829) was married (or had a child to) Jacob (James?,John?) GRUBBS in 1845. In the 1850 Armstrong Co. census, George WAshington (Wash) Grubbs was living with his mother Jane and the GRAHAM family. There was no mention of J. Grubbs. Jane went on to marry Robert M. BROWN and moved to Allegheny Co. where they raised several more children. George Washington GRUBBS married Catherine Ann KNEPSHIELD of Armstrong Co. and eventually also moved to Allegheny Co. I know there were GRAHAM families in Butler Co. during this time period. Do any researchers recognize these names? I've been trying unsuccessfully for several months to connect my ancestors to their respective GRAHAM and GRUBBS lines. Any and all information is sincerely welcomed. Thank you! Sue


Date: Thu Dec 11 20:04:13 1997
Name: Karen Taylor
Email address: ktaylor707@aol.com
Postal Address: 2585 S. King St, Denver, CO 80219

Surnames: WUENSTEL

I would like some information on my family WUENSTEL in Butler County and Allegheny County. I have living relatives there, but do not want to bother them. I have a weird family, and I don't know half of them. I would like to trace my family tree. My parents died when I was young, and I get confusing information from my living brothers. and are buried in the Butler city cemetary. I know my grandparents Frances WUENSTEL is buried somewhere in Butler, as well as my grandmother Angela WUENSTEL. I think that knowing one's roots is important, and want to pass this information to my kids. I would appreciate any information you can give me, maybe trace my grandparents back.


Date: Sat Dec 13 03:10:00 1997
Name: Rob Hinkin
Email address: rfch@webtv.net

Surnames: HINKIN

HINKIN Butler county Hi, I am interested in any info on my surname HINKIN in Butler county. Thanks, Rob


Date: Sat Dec 13 08:19:57 1997
Name: James Rivers
Email address: jrivers@avalon.net

Surnames: RIVERS


Date: Sat Dec 13 17:39:25 1997
Name: Michele Cragg
Email address: 75327.1010@compuserve.com

Surnames: CARNER, HEFFILFINGER

Looking for information about John CARNER, born about 1798 in Baden-Wurttenberg, Germany, died 2 Jan 1863. He married Christiann HEFFILFINGER who was born around 1788 at Baden-Wurtenberg, Germany and died 31 May 1872 at Butler County, Pennsylvania. Their children were:
Jacob CARNER,
Elizabeth married Richard ULMSTEAD,
Christiana married John Likens CRITCHLOW,
Sophia married Frederich SWARTZ, and
Lewis A. CARNER.


Date: Sat Dec 13 21:49:31 1997
Name: E. Fitzwater
Email address: irishmist@mailexcite.com

Surnames: MAGEE

I'm looking for any kinds of info. on Patrick Joseph MAGEE (b. 1792 in Franklin County, d. April 6, 1861). His son George Washington MAGEE (b. 1825, d. 1903). George Magee was a wagon maker first in North Liberty, and then went to Harrisville, PA. I don't even know if I'm looking in the right county even. If you could help me in any way it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Date: Sun Dec 14 11:57:08 1997
Name: Doris Brewer
Email address: odie@harborside.com

Surnames: ADAMS, BOTHWELL

Rosella or Rozelia Melissa ADAMS married Samuel Watson Steuart BOTHWELL, 1855 in Butler County, PA. Seeking parents and siblings of both. 1850 Census Rosella age 15, born in Ohio, in household of Laura Adams, Venango twp., Butler Co. Samuel was born 1833 in Indiana Co., PA


Date: Sun Dec 14 16:45:13 1997
Name: Stephanie Jean Campbell
Email address: Kallisti05.aol.com

Surnames: CRESS, ZUBIK

I just want to know how far back the records go for these. The oldest CRESS I have a name for is DeWitt J. CRESS, and the oldest ZUBIK is Louis A. (or F.) ZUBIK.


Date: Mon Dec 15 12:44:15 1997
Name: Dina Stevenson
Email address: das@conknet.com

Surnames: McQUISTON

Searching for Thomas MCQUISTON, married to Elizabeth (last name unknown), also for his son, John Alexander McQUISTON, b. 1860 or '61. According to his grandson, J.A. McQ. talked about growing up on (or near) the Connoquenessing Creek. Thos. McQ. had at least one other son, "Sam" -- both J.A. & Sam McQ died in LA; either the 2 brothers or the entire family moved south at some point.


Date: Mon Dec 15 17:04:59 1997
Name: Dave Herring
Email address: Tenor1@toltbbs.com

Surnames: KENNEDY

Andrew KENNEDY born 1810 Butler Co. PA; looking for father


Date: Tue Dec 16 12:11:18 1997
Name: Joel Gyselinck
Email address: Goose38@hotmail.com

Surnames: WADDELL

WADDELL, George Edward WADDELL, John WADDELL, Margeret


Date: Wed Dec 17 03:33:27 1997
Name: Gene Wilson
Email address: coiipa@aol.com

Surnames: MOHNEY, WILLIAMS, WILSON

Besides the many names I am doing in my previous queries, I also have data on the following families in Butler Co. (or passed through) MOHNEY WILLIAMS WILSON.


Date: Wed Dec 17 13:35:58 1997
Name: Gene Wilson
Email address: coiipa@aol.com

Surnames: ARNOLD, STOOPS, VANDERLIN, WITT

ARNOLD, STOOPS, VANDERLIN, WITT. 4 more families in Butler Area that I am working on. Regina ARNOLD & Barbara WITT specifically


Date: Wed Dec 17 14:51:33 1997
Name: Peggy Moorhead Mershiimer
Email address: peda@nauticom
Postal Address: Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1117

Surnames: KELLY, MOORHEAD, MERSHIMER

Research in families of Thomas KELLY of Cherry Twp,; Wm. Henderson MOORHEAD of Slippery Rock; MERSHIMERs of Clay, Brady, and Slippery Rock Twp, and Slippery Rock Boro.
In the KELLY line I have information going further back and if you are familiar with this clan I would like to know.
For a book I hope to compose which begins about 1900 and goes till today, stories or tales about local folks would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps they owned a store or business and you recall instances of humor or whatever.
Thank you.


Date: Wed Dec 17 19:05:18 1997
Name: Jeanne Amos
Email address: amos@onlinecol.com

Surnames: EAST

I am looking for info on Clarence and Maybelle EAST who resided at 201 West Boyles St., New Castle PA in Dec. of 1917.


Date: Thu Dec 18 15:46:19 1997
Name: Rev. Larry R. Johnson
Email address: Larry@cboss.com

Surnames: CAMPBELL, DONALDSON, HUTCHISON, BELL, YOUNG, HOOVER

I'm looking for CAMPBELL's of Butler county Pa. Samuel and Rosanna had 2 sons James and Archibald, and 5 daughers namely Betsy Young, Barbara Bell, Jane Hutchison, Polly Donaldson and Rosanna Donaldson. Any connection you may have would be very appreciated. Thank you, Larry Johnson




Date: Thu Jan 1 12:40:10 1998
Name: Thomas P. McConnell
Email address: mcwmsbg@sprintmail.com
Postal Address: 112 Yorkshire Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Surnames: McCONNELL

What information might you have on Thomas McCONNELL, MD who lived in Prospect about 1900?



Date: Thu Jan 1 14:21:05 1998
Name: James Battenfelder
Email address: USAFBAT@aol.com

Surnames: BATTENFELDER

Interested in any or all available information on the surname BATTENFELDER. Henry BATTENFELDER, wife name Barbara, believed to immigrate to New Brighton area mid 19th century. Birth origin 1819 in Bavaria, Germany. Died Dec 16, 1915, New Brighton, buried in Saxonburg, PA, cemetery. Henry BATTENFELDER had 6 children (John, George, Conrad, Caroline, Emma, and William.) Believe Conrad was my great grandfather born around 1850. Trying to determine if Conrad had a son named William Conrad BATTENFELDER. William Conrad BATTENFELDER would have had two sons and a daughter (William, Robert, Gertrude) all residing in Pgh. I am one of two sons of Robert, grandson to William Conrad BATTENFELDER, believed to be great grandson of Conrad BATTENFELDER and great great grandson of Henry BATTENFELDER. Appreciate any e-mail info.



Date: Fri Jan 2 19:53:38 1998
Name: Peggy Moorhead Mershimer
Email address: peda@nauticom.net
Postal Address: 415 East Water St., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1117

Surnames: MCNEES, MCCORMICK, JACKS, MARTIN, BRECKENRIDGE, KELLY, MOOREHEAD

Families grow and grow and not only forward but the more we dig the more branches or roots we find. William and Jane MCCORMICK MCNEES of this area and their children which include: JACKS; MARTINS; BRECKENRIDGE; KELLY; and decendents such as Jane MARTIN who married James MOORHEAD; James Ranson MARTIN the son of Jane MARTIN. Many of these folks lived either in or near Slippery Rock and some attended the Plain Grove Presbyterian Church in Plain Grove, Lawrence County. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Peggy Moorhead Mershimer



Date: Fri Jan 2 23:00:11 1998
Name: Pat Harris
Email address: www.boicynic@aol.com
Postal Address: 12055 Hidden Valley Rim Rd., Boise ID 83709-6853

Surnames: GARVIN, SPRING, KEELING

GARVIN/SPRING: Trying to find a connection for my grandmother & grandfather & think it may lead to Butler Co. My grandfather was James Keeling GARVIN b. 30 July 1882. He married Estelle Magdalene SPRING b. Sept. 1884 in Allegheny PA. One or both of them may have been born in Butler Co. My grandfather's mother was Mary Anne KEELING, said to have been born & raised in London, Eng. Do not have the first name of his father or any other details on either of them. I do not have the names of either of my grandmother's parents, except her father's name could have been Ernest SPRING, as his first son was named Ernest. My grandmother told me that her grandmother (Spring) was born in Bern, Switzerland. It is possible there is some kind of connection to the Mennonites in Harmony, PA as I have a picture taken of me when I was about a year old (1937) at the Harmony Meeting House plus a photo of the cemetery. I will soon be forwarding copies of these photos to the Harmony Historical Society, if anyone is interested. The Mennonite Meeting house currently belongs to them and was built in 1825. One of the photos shows the lintel above the door with that date on it. Any assistance or information will be very much appreciated. Thank you!



Date: Sat Jan 3 08:59:02 1998
Name: Brian Green
Email address: sangreen@tmn.com

Surnames: GREEN

William F. GREEN drilled oil wells in the Millerstown field during the period 1873-1880 then went into Armstrong County. I am looking for copies of oil field newspapers in various towns for the period as follows:
East Brady The Independent Col.Young
Parker City 1874-79 The Parker City Daily G.A.Needle
Petrolia 1877 Record Charles E. Herr
1877 Advertiser Lerch & Mapes
1878 Producer’s Free Press Lerch & Mapes
Fairview 1872-73 Reporter Col. Sam Young
R.W. Criswell
Karns City ? Item Rev. A.S. Thorn
1878-82 Telephone J. Borland
Millerstown 1874 Sand Pump O.P. Jackson
1875-79 Review Rev. A.S. Thorn
1876- Weekly Herald S.J.Small
P.A. Rattigan



Date: Sat Jan 3 13:55:59 1998
Name: Denise Sibert
Email address: dinofs@swbell.net

Surnames: SIBERT, CARNEY

I'm looking for any information about the first wife and the two sons of Bernard B. SIBERT, b.1839 d.1910. Bernard SIBERT's first wife died April 5, 1874. They were residents of Butler County, PA. They were the parents of at least two sons, Nicholas Sebastian SIBERT, b.1871 d. 1946, and Grant SIBERT. His second wife's name was Margaret A. CARNEY b. abt. 1841-42 d. 1921. Bernard SIBERT was buried at St. Paul's Reformed Cemetery.



Date: Sun Jan 4 07:16:31 1998
Name: george fiel
Email address: gfiel@image-sys.com
Postal Address: 1627 Taurus ct. Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012

Surnames: FEIL, FIEL, YOUNG, UMSTEAD

Hello....I am trying to research our family tree....The furtherest I can trace on the FEIL side is my great-great-grandfather Peter FEIL with a birthdate of 1818 and a death date of 1899. Is there anyone out there that may be able to trace this back further so that I could locate the ship that he or his father may have come over from Germany on. Thank you for your help. George FIEL (originally spelled FEIL)



Date: Sun Jan 4 11:36:49 1998
Name: Jeff Sweeney
Email address: Snarlgard@aol.com

Surnames: SWEENY, SWEENEY, McBRIDE, PRICE

I am looking for any information on the family of Patrick SWEENY/SWEENEY and Grace Catherine McBRIDE. Patick and Grace were married in St. Mary's, in Herman in 1851. They had twelve children: James b. 29 Jan. 1854, John B. b. 6 Apr. 1855, d. 26 May 1934 Homestead, PA, Mary b. 1859, Patrick b. 1860, Edward J. b. 28 Jan. 1863, Michael b. 1865, Catherine "Kate" b. 1868, Bridget b. 1869, Margaret b. Jan 1870, d. Feb. 1870 Harrison Twp., Allegheny Co., Gracie b. Jan 1870, d. Feb. 1870 Harrison Twp., Andrew b. 1872, Dennis b. 1873. Patrick and Grace lived in Butler Co., until the late 1870s. John B. SWEENEY married Elizabeth PRICE in Pittsburgh in 1881. I am also reserching the McBRIDE name.



Date: Sun Jan 4 18:28:37 1998
Name: Nancy C. Sieck
Email address: sieck@yourlink
NOTE: This email address is incomplete. Nancy Sieck, please contact us at edbook@alpha.clarion-net.com,, and we'll correct this address. No further information is available at this point. Postal Address: 6208 Windover Way, Titusville, FL 32780-7410

Surnames: MORRISON

Searching data on David MORRISON (1796-1854) who resided in Butler Co., PA in 1829 when my g,g,-grandmother Celinda was born (30 January). David's wife's given name was Hannah. David and family removed to Venango Co.



Date: Wed Jan 7 22:24:19 1998
Name: Mike Conaway
Email address: mikeco@kalama.com
Postal Address: 115 Walker Road

Surnames: POWELL

I am looking for information about the family of William POWELL. He was born in Butler Co. in 1821. Family history says the family originally came to PA with William Penn. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated



Date: Wed Jan 7 23:03:55 1998
Name: Kenneth White Weigel
Email address: kweigel@erols.com
Home page: http://www.familytreemaker.com
Postal Address: 7126 Ivy Hill Drive, Warrenton, VA 20187

Surnames: WEIGEL, IFFT, HONADEL, WHITE

Researching WEIGEL, IFFT, WHITE, HOHNADEL ancestors in Butler country, primarily in Zelienope area. Please access WEIGEL homepage on www.familytreemaker.com. I have posted the family tree there to the current extent of my knowledge.



Date: Thu Jan 8 08:37:06 1998
Name: Emma Jean Smith
Email address: ejsmith@transport.com
Postal Address: 61331 Todd-Smith Rd Grass Valley, Or 97029

Surnames: EAKIN, BLAIR, SMITH

I am interested in any invormation in connection with the EAKIN line. Connections such as Adam CURRY-Margaret EAKIN, Robert H. BLAIR-Nancy EAKIN, Robert SMITH- Martha EAKIN. I am Robert SMITH-Martha EAKIN. I am creating a data base & History of all of these people. At present have approx 12000 connected in the present history.



Date: Thu Jan 8 10:42:36 1998
Name: George Mcguire
Email address: gmcguire@cub.kcnet.org
Postal Address: Box 284 Cross Fork Pa. 17729

Surnames: MCGUIRE, TORRENCE

Searching for information on my grandfather James MCGUIRE who was born in Butler county pa. in 1853. need to find out what my great grandfather's first name. great grandmother's maiden name was Jane TORRENCE and would like to know of any other family members. Thank you, George MCGUIRE



Date: Thu Jan 8 17:17:59 1998
Name: Marion Baronich
Email address: mbaron@commtech.net

Surnames: BARONICH, KRUK, WOLK, SACHE

seeking information on any relatives of John BARONICH and his wife Anna KRUK. They lived in Carnegie PA abt 1903, then moved to Lyndora PA and later to NY. They were the parents of 5 sons and 2 daughters. When Anna died in 1942 she had a brother Frank and 2 sisters Mrs. Peary WOLK and Mrs. Tillie SACHE in Russelltown PA.



Date: Thu Jan 8 18:05:19 1998
Name: JoeGarrett
Email address: jfgarrettjr@worldnet.att.net

Surnames:

Where is cemetery located named St.Patrick's of Sugar Creek? What are directions to it from Butler? Is there a listing of those buried at St. Patrick's, Sugar Creek?



Date: Thu Jan 8 18:16:49 1998
Name: Robert Paul McGowan
Email address: bbpaul@rmci.net

Surnames: LOGUE, CORY

I am interested in getting data on my maternal side which is the LOGUE side who were from Butler County before moving to New Castle, PA. Mother; Catherine Bridget LOGUE, her father Edward Joseph LOGUE, her mother Bridget CORY.



Date: Thu Jan 8 20:23:19 1998
Name: Tom Reynolds
Email address: tomr@iag.net

Surnames: REYNOLDS, WILKES, OWENS

Looking for information on my gg grandparents, Thomas and Hannah (WILKES) REYNOLDS. Thomas REYNOLDS was born 4/3/1849. Hannah was born 5/11/1853. They left Staffordshire, England after 1878 to settle in Butler County and later Leechburg, where they are buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Looking for info on Thomas' and Hannah's parents. Also looking for info on their children, William Hampton REYNOLDS (my g grandfather), Simeon REYNOLDS, Millie REYNOLDS, Hannah REYNOLDS, John Edward REYNOLDS, Tom REYNOLDS, and Lillian REYNOLDS. William Hampton REYNOLDS and wife Cordelia OWENS are buried in Butler in the Rose Hill cemetery.



Date: Fri Jan 9 10:34:59 1998
Name: Ruth Maharg
Email address: RMAHARG@psu.edu

Surnames: MAHARG, BROWN, GRAY, GOULD, CHRISTY

My great-great-great grandfather, John MAHARG (d. 1871), was one of the original settlers of Penn/Forward Township. I am looking for information about him and his his wife, Annie BROWN (d. 1857, both buried Middlesex Presbyterian Church Cemetery), and their 8 offspring (Eliza, Margaret, John, Nancy, Mary Ann, Jane, James (my ancestor), and Hannah. John and Annie (BROWN) MAHARG's son, James MAHARG, married Catherine BROWN, and they had a son James Newton MAHARG who married Mary Ruth BROWN. Mary Ruth's parents were Joseph BROWN and Christy Ann GRAY. Up until my father, all resided in Butler Co. for all or most of their lives. I am interested in any information about them. I have read The History of Butler County PA by Sipe and History of Butler Co PA edited by R.C. Brown, so I have some info. I also have many birth and death dates, but I would like to know:
- the birth date and place of JOHN MAHARG, Sr. (who came to Butler Co., Penn Twnship) around 1804 and who lived to be around 100;
- the birth date and place of ANNIE BROWN, his wife, who died in 1857
- the birth/death dates and places and religion/ethnic heritage of Joseph BROWN and wife Christy Ann GRAY (who were parents of Mary Ruth who was born 8/16/1865 in Penn Twnshp and who married JAMES NEWTON MAHARG).

On the other side of my father's family, I would like to know about:
- my great-grandparent, JOHN S. GOULD (b. 1858, d. 1916 in Butler Co. in an oil derrick accident)
- his wife, Nancy Euphama CHRISTY (b. 1861, d. 1946).
What were their religious/ethnic affiliations? Did they have any siblings? Who were their parents? I understand they had a homestead on Plank Road.
Thank you very much for any information you can provide!



Date: Sat Jan 10 07:58:50 1998
Name: Gary D. Kline
Email address: GDKskills@AOL.com
Postal Address: 768 Wildemere Drive; Mason, MI 48854-1352

Surnames: HAZLETT, DUFFY, MESSICK, MCREA, SWAGGLER

I'm researching my gggg-grandparents, Rhuben HAZLETT and Mary DUFFY, and their ancestors. In 1830 and 1840, they lived in Buffalo Twp., Butler Co., PA. Based on info recently received from another family researcher, Rhuben, along with his brothers William, John, and David, came to Butler Co. from "Maryland" about 1800 with their father, William (Sr.), and uncle, James (William's brother). William Sr. apparently is the HAZLETT mentioned as an early Winfield Twp., Butler Co. settler on the county's GenWeb page. William Sr. died in 1811. There may be a relationship to Robert HAZLITT of NJ (pre-Revolutionary War). Mary DUFFY probably is the daughter of John DUFFY, brother of Charles DUFFY another early settler of Donegal Twp. Rhuben and Mary had about six daughters -- one was Jane, my ggg-grandmother. At age 13, she married Michael MCREA and had five or six children. He went on the California Gold Rush and, according to a companion (name unknown), died there of Yellow Fever. Jane then married Jacob MESSICK and had six daughters. Jacob was from Johnstown (OH or PA?). His mother was Katherine SWAGGLER (of foreign birth, probably Germany). In 1869, they went to Genesee Co., MI accompanied by their young daughters and Jane's adult (& youngest) daughter from her marriage with MCREA. Jane gave a brief verbal history to my g-grandmother who recorded it and passed it down. There are several HAZLETTs listed in the Butler telephone directory (& many throughout PA). And, I understand that Beulah Frey of the Butler Library is also a descendant of Rhuben. I'd appreciate hearing from any of these people, as well as Edward Book (Butler webmaster), about any information they might have on these surnames. Thank you.



Date: Sat Jan 10 09:58:07 1998
Name: Kris Burkett
Email address: 70633.3707@compuserve.com

Surnames: JONES, SORAH, BURKETT

Catharine JONES born 7/25/1843 was married to William Henry Louis BURKETT. She died 2/10/1918 in Zelinople. Any articles on her birth or death is requested. I have reason to believe that her real surname may have been SORAH. She is listed in the 1850 census Richland Twp, Clarion Co. roll 767 page 186 with George JONES as her father. But in 1860 Salem Twp. roll 1095 page 608 she is listed with Peter SORAH as her father. In the 1860 census I believe she was living with her soon to husband William BURKETT. Could you find her real surname and any other info on her or the others. Thank You



Date: Sat Jan 10 18:28:03 1998
Name: Karen Kirkpatrick
Email address: tucker@nb.com

Surnames: MILLER, BAYLESS, Mc?

Sarah Jane BAYLESS was the daughter of William and Mary Ann MILLER BAYLESS; she was born 1836. Mary Ann MILLER was the daughter of Joseph MILLER, a farmer of Butler County. In Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, by Jordan he is reported to have moved there when it was still a wilderness. I am guessing that this was about 1780-1790. He was the father of thirteen children and family lore says her mother was named Jane Mc? Does anyone have any information about Joseph and (Jane Mc?)



Date: Sun Jan 11 12:11:52 1998
Name: Lisa Whitten Mantz
Email address: LLWM@aol.com
Postal Address: 7241 St. Rt. 88 Ravenna, OH 44266

Surnames: MCCLYMONDS, HANNA, CORNELIUS, GLENN, STEWART, WHITTEN, MOORE, MCJUNKIN, CLELLAND

Looking for and willing to share information on the MCCLYMONDS family. This line begins in America with John MCCLYMONDS in 1774. His wife at the time of his death (6/16/1817) was Elizabeth HANNA. They had many children and through the generations have married into families of CORNELIUS, GLENN, STEWART, WHITTEN, MOORE, MCJUNKIN, CLELLAND and many others. Hope to hear from anyone sharing this line. Thanks!



Date: Sun Jan 11 12:34:57 1998
Name: Lisa Mantz
Email address: LLWM@aol.com
Postal Address: 7241 St. Rt. 88 Ravenna, OH 442266

Surnames: WHITTEN, ANSCHUTZ, MCCLYMONDS

Jarvis Adams WHITTEN was born in Pittsburgh in 1871, a son of Robert Q. and Sarah Jane ANSCHUTZ WHITTEN. Jarvis opened a medical practice in 1898 in Portersville, and then in 1923 in Butler. He was married to Jennie Floy MCCLYMONDS and their children are Floy, Robert, and Josephine. Both Jarvis (d. 1931) and Jennie Floy (d. 1961) are buried at Portersville Presbyterian Cemetary. I am looking for any information on this family and would love to share information as well. Thanks.



Date: Sun Jan 11 12:51:22 1998
Name: Lisa Mantz
Email address: LLWM@aol.com
Postal Address: 7241 St. Rt. 88 Ravenna, OH 44266

Surnames: HINCHBERGER, REIMAL, BUBAK, BOSPERSHIEL

Christian Walker HINCHBERGER was born 1844 in Alsace-Lorraine, and came to PA with his father, Anthony HINCHBERGER. His mother, Barbara BOSPERSHIEL, probably died in Germany. Christian fought in the Civil WAR with his brother Joseph, and also fought in the Spanish American War. Christian married Mary Catherine REIMAL and they had Rose, Harry, and Lucy. Rose HINCHBERGER married George BUBAK in 1905. Would like to hear from anyone with information about this family. Thanks



Date: Sun Jan 11 13:06:02 1998
Name: Lisa Mantz
Email address: LLWM@aol.com
Postal Address: 7241 St. Rt. 88 Ravenna, OH 44266

Surnames: BUBAK, HINCHBERGER. BINDLE

Peter BUBAK was born in Bohemia Germany and brought his wfe, Anna BINDLE and their children; George, Anna, Barbara and Fred to the US in 1884. George Lawrence BUBAK married Rose HINCHBERGER in Butler in 1905 and they had Lucille, Paul, Eugene and Mary BUBAK - all born in Butler. While the family moved to Youngstown, OH in about 1922, George and Rose are both buried at the Calvary Cemetary in Butler. I'd like to hear from anyone with information on this family to compare notes. Thanks



Date: Sun Jan 11 14:46:25 1998
Name: Lisa Mantz
Email address: LLWM@aol.com
Postal Address: 7241 St. Rt. 88 Ravenna, OH 44266

Surnames: LEVIS, KNIGHT, STEWART, STRETCH, THOMPSON, KNIGHT, WALKER, MCCLYMONDS

Samuel LEVIS (b. 1649 in England) is a descendant of Richard LEVIS. Samuel came to America in 1682 with his sisters and his son Sameul to PA and was a strong Quaker. Samuel II married Hanna STRETCH and thier son Samuel III (b. 1711 in Phila) married Mary THOMPSON and their son John (b. 1755) came to Portersville with his son-in-law, Johnson KNIGHT and daughter, Tamsin LEVIS. Their daughter, Sarah KNIGHT (b. 1818) married John Walker STEWART and raised their family there. John LEVIS, Tamsin LEVIS KNIGHT, Sarah KNIGHT and John Walker STEWART are all buried at the Portersville Presbyterian church. Johnson KNIGHT went to KY after Tamsin's death. Sarah KNIGHT and John WALKER STEWART had Elizabeth STEWART who married James Cornelius MCCLYMONDS. I would like to share information with anyone sharing any of these Portersville and Slippery Rock lines.



Date: Sun Jan 11 19:23:27 1998
Name: Penelope Repko
Email address: zibby@ptinet.net
Postal Address: 30666 S 5th St, Lebanon, OR 97355

Surnames: HILLIARD, SCHRAGER/SCHRADER, PETTIGREW

Do you know of a John A HILLIARD, carpenter, and his wife Hannah SCHRAGER or SCHRADER Hilliard? Have found them (he's 35, she's 25) on an 1850 census record for Washington Twp with a child of interest: Annlana, age 11, whom I believe to be a PETTIGREW. John, 35, may have been married previously to a widow PETTIGREW, first name unknown. Am seeking information on John and his (maybe) first wife; confirmation of Hannah's maiden name, whether SCHRAGER or SCHRADER; and any information on the child Annlana. Any information very much appreciated!



Date: Sun Jan 11 23:46:04 1998
Name: Karen Semencar
Email address: kss@mail.usachoic.net

Surnames: LOVE, McLAUGHLIN, MEALS, BOSLEY, MOON, WOLCOTT, ALLEN, SHAFFER

I am seeking information on the family of LOVE, Ode. Other siblings were Halls Clyde who had a son George Alfred, a brother Casper,and a sisters Margaret and LuLu. MCLAUGHLIN, Matthew George who married Bertha MEALS and had several brothers living in the Barkeyville, Clintonville and or Harrisville area. Samuel's father Matthew was married to an ALLEN, Martha. MOON is the name of a family living in Grove City at the time of the marriage of MOON, Caroline (parents were MOON, David and Mary) to LOVE, Samuel. I also am looking for information on BOSLEY, Margaret who was married to MEALS, Samuel. Jerome who married SHAFFER, Frances Mahala after the death of the first wife, Margert. Could anyone suggest how I find the hospital records on my great uncle, WOLCOTT, John who died in the Veterans Hospital in Butler? I have tried to talk with someone at the hospital and they say they do not know how to go about helping me. I would appreciate a name or place to get the information on him.



Date: Mon Jan 12 10:58:07 1998
Name: michael mcdonald
Email address: mike_mcdonald@poplar.chp.edu
Postal Address: 108 mackey ave.

Surnames: WALKER, STEWART, MCNEES

I am looking for a book that I saw in 1971 that was titled MCNEES. My Grandfather was Loyal WALKER. He lived in penn twp. of butler county



Date: Mon Jan 12 17:22:15 1998
Name: Megan Thompson
Email address: MAT225
NOTE: This email address is incomplete. Megan Thompson, please contact us at edbook@alpha.clarion-net.com,, and we'll correct this address. No further information is available at this point.
Surnames: MORROW, McNEES, MINTEER, YOUNG, McCALL

I am looking for information for husband's family tree. Mary E. McCALL- born 3-3-1871 children willis 1900, Fred?, Frank H. - born 4-16-1891, Ralph Born 10-5-1894, Bessie- born-7-17-1893. in Butler Co. At mine #6??? also records for John McNEES-born-3-21-1778, Thomas Taylor McNEES born-2-23-1809, William McNEES- born-1742, Mary Edith MINTEER- born 7-2-1893, Ira Abraham MINTEER born-1841,Robert E. YOUNG Died 1936 from scotland. Frank H MORROW, son of Mary Elizabeth McCALL and Ernest LeRoy MORROW Frank was born on 4-16-1891 died-9-29-1954



Date: Tue Jan 13 02:58:06 1998
Name: Beverly Terwilliger
Email address: WILLIGE@aol.com
Postal Address: 10975 Haven Ln

Surnames: CHAMBERS, MCCAMEY, HILYARD, REDDICK, WICK, EMERICK, TERWILLIGER, MCDONALD, RITCHIE, JOHNSTON

Would like to share information with others researching the following:
Lewis CHAMBERS s/o Daniel b1797 NJ m. Elizabeth HILYARD d/o John George and Margaret EMERICK HILYARD b. 1795 Northhampton Co., PA.
John CHAMBERS s/o Lewis m. Rebecca MCCAMEY D/O John and Jane MCCAMEY b.1837 Ire.
Margaret Ellen REDDICK D/O John and Mariah WICK REDDICK b.1852 Donegal Twsp., Butler, PA m. William TERWILLIGER b. 1847 Perry Twsp., Clarion Co., PA
Mariah WICK d/o James WICK and Margaret MCDONALD
Margaret MCDONALD d/o? William MCDONALD and Mary RITCHIE
John REDDICK s/o? William REDDICK and Margaret JOHNSTON



Date: Tue Jan 13 11:24:14 1998
Name: Bob Killebrew
Email address: bkiller153@aol.com
Postal Address: 153 Sand Dr. Naples Fl. 24104

Surnames: KILLMEYER, PISTORIOUS

Have gone back as far as Fred KILLMEYER b;1839 and d;1932 married to Mary PISTORIOUS. we have come to a dead end and need help going futher.



Date: Tue Jan 13 16:04:07 1998
Name: Howard A. Topp
Email address: toppkatt@earthelink.net

Surnames: PARKER, FLEMING, SUTTON, HARPER



Date: Wed Jan 14 09:21:01 1998
Name: Laura Frye
Email address: LFrye@aol.com

Surnames: THOMPSON, BAKER, BEATTY

Looking for information on James and Catherine THOMPSON. Both emigrated from Ireland. Settled in Beaver County then moved to Butler County. Children were: My GGGG Grandmother Catherine who married Richard BAKER, Jane, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary Ann, Juan, Moses and James. Richard and Catherine BAKER had 20 children including my GGG grandparents William and Sidney (BAKER) BEATTY of Beaver County. Any information on these families will be greatly appreciated



Date: Wed Jan 14 16:28:40 1998
Name: Linda J. Holley
Email address: holleys@theshop.net

Surnames: BURNSIDE, HOWE

Seeking the naturalization records of Robert BURNSIDE, born in Ireland. When I was doing research in your courthouse many years ago I found them in a cardboard box in the basement. Have they been saved? I have lost my only copy of Robert's papers. It told where he was born in Ireland. Robert's son James married Cathrine HOWE in about 1852.



Date: Thu Jan 15 13:32:28 1998
Name: Janice Hinterlang
Email address: HINTERLANG @prodigy.net

Surnames: HINTERLANG, SPOHN

Need any info on the following people. Matilda E. SPOHN born in Butler, PA 13 Oct 1891, need parents and siblings names and dates. Martin Lawrence HINTERLANG born in Butler, PA 8 Jun ?, need parents and siblings names and dates. He was raised by his grandparents, because his mother had him out of wedlock.



Date: Thu Jan 15 17:45:09 1998
Name: Kevin D. Oswald
Email address: OzDess@aol.com
Postal Address: 501 W. Furnace Branch Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Surnames: OSWALD

I am looking for any information on the OSWALD family of North Oakland Township. Specifically, the descendants of Karl (Charles) OSWALD. Please let me know if you have any info. Thanks.



Date: Thu Jan 15 18:19:04 1998
Name: Mary (McCarty) Weese
Email address: mkw@datakinetics.com
Postal Address: 11100 Sharrott Road, North Lima, Ohio 44452

Surnames: THORN/THORNE, LOCKHARD/LOCKARD

Searching for John C. THORN(E) b abt 1837 possibly in Butler PA. Married Martha LOCKHARD (LOCKARD) of Allegheny PA about 1863. Would gladly exchange information. Mary (McCarty) Weese



Date: Thu Jan 15 20:26:37 1998
Name: Maureen McKinney
Email address: pudllovr@aol.com
Postal Address: 801 Irvin Street

Surnames: LOGAN

Looking for information on the LOGAN family from Butler County. Primarily in North Liberty/Washington Twsp.



Date: Fri Jan 16 07:54:40 1998
Name: James Beilstein
Email address: jbeilstein@aol.com
Postal Address: 22363 Miramot Rd Apple Valley, CA 92308

Surnames: BEILSTEIN, KEMP

I am looking for the parents of Henry C BEILSTEIN and Blanche KEMP. Henry was born in Butler County in 1876 and Blanche was born about 1881 in Butler County



Date: Sat Jan 17 07:25:12 1998
Name: George E. McEwen
Email address: George_McEwen@Juno.com

Surnames: McEWEN, MILLER

Trying to find information about Andrew MCEWEN who came to Western Pa. in 1866. He came from Whithorn, Scotland and was born in 1839. He came to this country with his brother James who settled in Grove CIty, Pa.



Date: Sat Jan 17 07:40:44 1998
Name: George McEwen
Email address: George_McEwen@Juno.com

Surnames: MILLER, EAGLE

Looking for information on Henry MILLER and Isabella Eagle MILLER who camp to Butler County from Germany in 1830. They resided in the Cabot, Pa. area. They had 10 children.



Date: Sat Jan 17 11:24:29 1998
Name: Suzanne Bromley
Email address: sbromley@itol.com

Surnames: BETHLEY, EAGAL, EAGEL

In the 1880 census, Charles BETHLEY lived in Centerville and was married to Mary Anne EAGAL (or EAGEL). They had 7 children. In the 1900 census they were still in Centerville and they had a grandson, Roy ARMSTRONG, living with them. Mary Anne's brothers were Eli and Malachi. The Eagal family is well documented, but there is no trace of Charles Bethley or his sons. He emigrated from Baden in Germany, so I am sure he probably changed his name and he indicates on the census that he never naturalized. Anyone any ideas on how to pursue this individual? Suzanne Bromley



Date: Sat Jan 17 15:07:27 1998
Name: Gary D. Kline
Email address: GDKskills@AOL.com
Postal Address: 768 Wildemere Dr.; Mason, MI 48854-1352

Surnames: MESSICK, SWAGGLER/SWAGLER, HAZLETT

Seeking information on Jacob MESSICK and his parents. He was born about 1832 to (unknown) MESSICK and Katherine SWAGGLER/SWAGLER (of foreign birth), probably in Johnstown PA. Married Jane HAZLETT of Butler Co. PA abt. 1850. In 1868 went to Genesee Co. MI. Have detail on his descendants to share.



Date: Sat Jan 17 15:28:50 1998
Name: John Parker
Email address: alaska@halcyon.com

Surnames: PARKER, FENNEL, RINGER, SNOW

Seeking Information about James PARKER, Born 11/10/1803 in either Butler or Armstrong County. Father of Oliver PARKER born 7/25/1845 died 2/14/1922 buried in Hemphill Cem, Chicora, Butler County. Oliver Mother's maiden Name was Catharine SNOW. Wife of Oliver was Sara A Fennel born 10/26/1846 Died 12/6/1930. Children William, Malissa, Olive, John Walter Minna Ann, and Benjamin H Parker. Sarah' parents names John FENNEL Jr. and Ann RINGER



Date: Sat Jan 17 19:00:40 1998
Name: Alan B. Culp
Email address: Aculp31309@aol.com

Surnames: CULP, KULP, KOLB, VAN VALKEFERT

Looking for any information on surname CULP, have a Death Certificate for Samuel J. Culp b.01-03-1854 says born westmoreland county, but can find no record of name in that county. 1880 ohio census says mother from Pennsylvania, and Father from Maryland possible name of Father or Brother: James. Any info on this surname would be a great help. Thanks for your assistance in this search.



Date: Sat Jan 17 22:38:47 1998
Name: Charles Edwin Hanna, jr.
Email address: emily1@accnorwalk.com
Postal Address: 13Pitt St. Norwalk, Ohio 44857

Surnames: SHIRA, KELLEY, SURRENA, HANNAH, EHRHEART, DEEMER, HUFFMAN, SNYDER, JAMISON, FRIFUGLE, UBER, DU

HANNAH, Robert
MURRAY, Rachel
SHIRA, John
FRIFUGLE, Anna
SNYDER, Jacob
GEORGE, Anna
UBER, Michael
SURRENA, Albert Pierce
EATON, Charles Henry
DEEMER, Adam



Date: Sun Jan 18 10:07:17 1998
Name: Gary D. Kline
Email address: GDKskills@AOL.com
Postal Address: 768 Wildemere Dr., Mason, MI 48854-1352

Surnames: MESSICK, MCREA, SWAGGLER, HAZLETT

Seeking information on parents of my ggg-grandfather Jacob MESSICK (b. abt 1832), son of _____ MESSICK and Katherine SWAGGLER ("of foreign birth"). Possibly from Johnstown PA. Married Jane (HAZLETT) MCREA (widow of Michael MCREA who died in 1849 while on Calif. Gold Rush) of Butler Co abt 1850. Their six daughters were born in PA: Sarah Malisse, Rozella, Katherine, Maude Cecile, Josephine, and Amaliza. In 1868, Jacob went to Genesee Co. Mi to homestead. Jane followed in 1869 with all of their children. Interested in hearing from any kin of Jacob MESSICK or his father ______ MESSICK or his mother Katherine SWAGGLER. Gary Kline; Mason, MI (GDKskills@AOL.com)



Date: Mon Jan 19 12:50:30 1998
Name: Tom Kitch
Email address: tkitch@raex.com

Surnames: SUMMERS, JOBE

Looking for family information on the desedents of George SUMMERS. He had sons George, Lawrence, Joseph, William and James. George SUMMERS came from England/Wales @1850 and settled in the Butler Mercer County areas. His son James SUMMERS married Lydia JOBE and for many years ran a dry-goods store in Hillards, their children were Lloyd, Blanche, Pluma, Erma, Emma, Lydia. He is reported to have been killed in a coal mining accident between 1900-1915 in the Hillards area. His brother James worked in Butler County area and had a son Edward O. SUMMERS who died in 1944 in Butler, his son Paul D. SUMMERS was believed killed in WWII in 1945. Looking for anybody who may have information on George SUMMERS, James SUMMERS, Edward O. SUMMERS, Paul D. SUMMERS or information on coal mining accidents in the Hillards area after the turn of the centry.



Date: Mon Jan 19 14:02:53 1998
Name: Kay Kirkman
Email address: kkirk@getonthe.web
Postal Address: 3112 Kentucky, Joplin, MO 64804

Surnames: HEYL, HILLE, HYLE

Looking for information about Martin and Christina HEYL/HILLE/HYLE who lived in Muddy Creek Township, Butler County, near Prospect. Martin, born in 1804, was from Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and was naturalized in 1834. Christina was from Stratsburg, Germany, born in 1813. The HEYL family is mentioned in 20th Century History of Butler County, 1909, on page 1178. My husband is descended from Philip HEYL, who was born in 1846, and moved to Douglas County, KS by 1880. I have many old photographs of the Heyl family which I would be happy to share. Am looking for Christina's maiden name; their dates of death and burial; parents, etc.




Date: Sat Dec 20 19:26:30 1997
Name: Cassi Conlin Bauman
Email address: jbauman@prodigy.com

Surnames: CONLIN, McKEOWN

Searching for any references at all to CONLIN or McKEOWN. James Taylor CONLIN b. 1843 son of James T. and Lodema CONLIN in Butler Co. and grew up there. In 1872 he married Margaret McKEOWN of Alleghany City. They moved to Monongahela and lived in that area the rest of their lives. Would appreciate any info on James Taylor, James T., Lodemia (could be Lodema) CONLIN and/or Margaret McKEOWN.



Date: Tue Dec 23 15:10:42 1997
Name: Ted Krampf
Email address: Tkrampf@aol.com

Surnames: WISE

I am seeking information on the family of Elizabeth WISE. She was born 05 Feb 1930 in Harmony, PA. Her parents were Simon & Elizabeth WISE. They may have moved to Clarion Co. at a later date.



Date: Wed Dec 24 12:47:23 1997
Name: Jeff Oehlerich
Email address: gooner1@ix.netcom.com

Surnames: WADDLE, PEELE, EKIN, FISKE

Looking for ancestry of Lewis N. WADDLE, b. PA in 1826 and married Mary Ann EKIN. Their son James Calvin b. 1856 in Centre Twp, Butler Co. Also any information on Frederick Wm. PEELE, an immigrant from England, b. 1850. Only know that his wife's name was FISKE.



Date: Thu Dec 25 07:26:13 1997
Name: David Davison
Email address: dkd@winternet.com

Surnames: DAVISON

I am looking for information on Isaac DAVISON, who died on 1 June 1849, probably in Butler County.



Date: Thu Dec 25 17:35:00 1997
Name: Mike Conaway
Email address: mikeco@kalama.com
Postal Address: 115 Walker Road Kelso, WA 98626

Surnames: Powell

Looking for any information about William Powell b.10/22/1821 in Butler Co. PA His family still resided in the county in 1890. Any information appreciated



Date: Fri Dec 26 16:49:13 1997
Name: June Aploks
Email address: hivehouse@aol.com

Surnames: BAILER, FRITZ, RICHMOND

FRITZ, Joshua b.1811 Pa. d.1-8-1888 Ohio (was in Ohio by 1838, wife:Rosanna; children: Hester, William,Mary, Daniel, Cynthia, Charles)
BAILER, Cosmus b.1813 Pa. d.11-26-1893 Ohio (wife:Sarah; children: Mariah, Margarite, Cyrus, James, Levan)
RICHMOND, Hiram b. 1839-40 Pa. d.? (wife: Etta?; children: Adda, Mary, Eddie, Charles M., Iona)



Date: Sat Dec 27 08:47:18 1997
Name: Doris M. (Vensel) Rawlings
Email address: jrdr@ix.netcom.com
Postal Address: 71836 London Rd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Surnames: VENSEL, DAUBENSECK, KISSENGER/KESSENGER

My ancestor, John VENSEL, born 1823 Armstrong Co. married Catharine DAUBENSPECK, born 1824 Butler Co. She is said to be the daughter of John and Mary (KISSENGER/KESSINGER) DAUBENSPECK. John was in 1850 census alone, living with brother, Lewis, in Butler County. He was not found in any later census. I would appreciate finding more info on parents of John DAUBENSPECK and Mary KISSINGER as well as what happened to them. John is said to have had a son Washington DAUBENSPECK.



Date: Sun Dec 28 09:32:41 1997
Name: George Foy
Email address: mmfoy@att.net

Surnames: FOY, FORCHT, PANKO

FOY PANKO FORCHT



Date: Sun Dec 28 10:28:04 1997
Name: Gary D. Kline
Email address: GDKskills@AOL.com
Postal Address: 768 Wildemere Drive; Mason, MI 48854-1352

Surnames: HAZLETT, DUFFY, MCREA, MESSICK

My g4-grandfather was Rhuben HAZLETT of Buffalo Twp., Butler Co., PA. He was married to mary DUFFY. They had several daughters; one was Jane HAZLETT, my g3grandmother. She was born about 1826; married Michael MCREA at age 13; had 5 or 6 children with him before he went on the California Gold Rush; he died of Yellow Fever there; she then married Jacob MESSICK of Johnstown (OH or PA?); had 5 or 6 children with him. In 1868, he went to Genesee Co., MI (near city of Flint) to start a homestead; in 1869 she followed him in a wagon she drove with their 6 children and her youngest daughter from her first marriage.

The family appears in the Federal 1870 Census for Genesee Co. Rhuben HAZLETT apparently is recorded in the Federal 1830 census for Butler Co. as Reubin HAZLETT, and in the 1840 Census as Ruberr (nn?) HAZLETTE (no others having a similar name in Buffalo Twp.). He may be related to William HAZLETT, an early sttler of Butler Co. His wife, Mary DUFFY, may be related to Charles DUFFY, another early settler. Apparently the following grandchildren (named MCREA) remained in PA: Rhuben, Augustus, John Ambrose, Mary Ann, and Hugh Francis.

I would appreciate any information on: the marriage date of Rhuben HAZLETT and Mary DUFFY, the birth date of Jane HAZLETT, the marriage date of Jacob MESSICK and Jane HAZLETT, the birth dates of their children (Sarah Malisse, Rozella, Katherine, Maude Cecile, Josephine, and Amaliza MESSICK), and the parents of Rhuben and Mary. Rhuben and/or his father may have come from MA.



Date: Mon Dec 29 19:41:38 1997
Name: Wendy Paulson
Email address: JonWen94@aol.com

Surnames: CLEELAND, WIMER, STRUBLE

Looking for information on CLEELAND family in Muddy Creek Township, Butler County. Robert CLEELAND born about 1774 in Ireland m. Phoebe WIMER (possibly daughter of Isaac WIMER) born in VA. Their daughter Phoebe CLEELAND born 30 October 1831 m. John Jacob STRUBLE. Other children of Robert and Phoebe CLEELAND were: John, Nancy, Isaac, Sarah, Samuel, William, Rachel, Eleanor, and Jane.



Date: Tue Dec 30 00:16:08 1997
Name: Gina Kirkland
Email address: cheetles@westol.com
Home page: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/8908
Postal Address: RR 3, Box 486, Blairsville, PA 15717

Surnames: STAKLEY, GIBSON, ADAMS

My grandfather, Frederick William STAKLEY was born 1918 in Butler, PA. His parents were Virgil Ambrose STAKLEY and Mary Clarissa ADAMS. My grandpa Fred was well known in Butler, owned an upholstery business in Lyndora and Butler, and often dressed up to play Santa for local kids. I was told by one of my aunts that he was a cousin to Franklin or Ralph GIBSON, who had a daughter named Georgie GIBSON. She had a son named Franklin GIBSON. Any info on either family appreciated. I have STAKLEY back a couple more generations with a branches in PA and CA. There is a Gedpage tree at my homepage that shows info in family group sheets.



Date: Tue Dec 30 00:25:25 1997
Name: Gina Kirkland
Email address: cheetles@westol.com
Home page: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/8908
Postal Address: RR 3, Box 486, Blairsville, PA 15717

Surnames: STAKLEY, STAKELY, STOCKLY, BECHTEL, GROVES, MYERS, WRIGHT, VERBICK

Virgil Ambrose STAKLEY lived for a while in Butler, PA in early 1920's. He eventually settled in Jeannette, PA in Westmoreland County. He had a number of old bibles, one of which was supposed to have much family history inside, written in German. In the 1970's prior to 1977, his son, Frederick William STAKLEY was asked to sell some items, which may have included this Bible. My aunt thinks it might have been sold to a Lutheran Rev., but not sure about this. She only remembers it was some sort of religious man from a local church (Butler area). It goes without saying how happy I would be to find this Bible, even if only to look at it and record it's contents. Names that *may* appear in it would be:STAKLEY, STAKELY, STOCKLY, BECHTEL, GROVES, MYERS, WRIGHT, VERBICK. Any suggestions on who to ask or where to go appreciated.



Date: Tue Dec 30 05:35:59 1997
Name: Bill Smith
Email address: BSmith2447@aol.com
Postal Address: 2409 Juliet Pasadena Texas 77502-5061

Surnames: SMITH

Looking for info on William Claude SMITH born June 1925 was adopted by his maternal grandparents in early 1940's. His birth name may be (FILE). Would appreciate info on birth father and any records on grandparents William (Pup) SMITH and family. Thanks



Date: Tue Dec 30 13:14:10 1997
Name: Barbara Diller
Email address: badiller@bellatlantic.net

Surnames: SMITH, HOAK, VANDEWORKER, LESLIE

I am looking for any information on the family of Jeremiah SMITH. According to a family history handed down, Jeremiah was the first settler of Winfield Township. He came over from Ireland with his grown children, which included Jeremiah SMITH Jr. It is this person's family I am trying to locate. One of Jeremiah SMITH Jr.'s son was James SMITH. James, born in 1804, married Barbarah HOAK, who was born in 1808. Their children were William, Barbara - who married Thomas LESLIE, James, David, Margaret - who married a VANDEWORKER, my great-grandfather Jacob, John and Hugh. I have death certificates that link my great-grandfather Jacob to James and Barbara, but I am trying to link James to Jeremiah Jr. At the same time, I am trying to find information on Margaret VANDEWORKER.



Date: Tue Dec 30 13:22:44 1997
Name: Barbara Diller
Email address: badiller@bellatlantic.net
Postal Address: 521 East Ninth Avenue - Tarentum PA 15084

Surnames: WELSH, McBRIDE, THOMPSON, BICKLE

I am searching for information on the WELSH family. Specifically, the family of Abraham Rolland WELSH, son of John and Martha WELSH. Abraham was born on January 1, 1851, in Washington Township, and moved to Chicora. He died while in Kissimmee, Florida. The children listed in the obituary were:
Mrs. Eugene McBRIDE of Butler
U.S. WELSH of Oblong, Ill
Archie WELSH of Gary, Indiana
Bertram WELSH of Burkburnett, Texas
John WELSH of Burkburnett, Texas
Mrs. C.H. THOMPSON of Chicora
Mrs. George D. BICKLE of Butler



Date: Wed Dec 31 12:02:55 1997
Name: Ed Groszewski
Email address: edgrosz@frontiernet.net
Postal Address: 32 Hinkley Lane, Rochester,NY 14624

Surnames: LEWIS

I am looking for any information on Dr. Moses LEWIS. He left Cherry Valley, PA sometimes around 1830 and settled in upstate New York.



Date: Wed Jan 21 15:09:33 1998
Name: Lois A. Larry
Email address: lal560@worldnet.att.net

Surnames: SMITH, MOONEY

Pearl SMITH MOONNEY graduated from Butler School of Nursing, class of 1927. Worked for Dr. Maxwell shortly after graduation. Trying to find kin of her brothers Nelson R. Smith, William F. Smith and a sister Barbara Smith. I am related to them and want to find family medical history due to a disease within my family.



Date: Wed Jan 21 18:48:50 1998
Name: Henry Trott
Email address: hftrott@aol.com

Surnames: THOMAS

Searching for information on MILTON D. THOMAS, born 5/15/1871 possibly in Butler county PA died in the 1940s in Philadelpha, PA 1/21/98 hftrott@aol.com



Date: Thu Jan 22 01:54:58 1998
Name: EMRICK, Michael
Email address: emrick1@gte.net
Postal Address: 369 ROYCROFT AVE. LONG BEACH,CA.90814

Surnames: EMERICK, FOY

My family came from Bruin, PA. Any info on James FOY EMRICK (EMERICK) or the family would be appreciated--Thank you, M.E.



Date: Thu Jan 22 19:05:34 1998
Name: Joy Morzos
Email address: Mortzos@aol.com

Surnames: MORTZOS, MORZOS, MILLS, THORN, METZ, FLEMING

Peter MORTZOS died Nov 1985 in Butler County, PA. I believe he was my husband's grandfather. My husband's father, Charles G. MORZOS died when he was 2 and his mother moved the family to NM, so he never knew any of the family in PA. Pete's wife was Pearl.
Also, looking for the other side of the family: MILLS, Joseph William who was born 1894 and died 1960. He married Margaret Frances THORN. Margaret's parents were John T. THORN and Clara Jane FLEMING . Joseph's parents were Thomas MILLS and Ada K. METZ.



Date: Thu Jan 22 21:38:44 1998
Name: Andrew G. Williams
Email address: drew528@aol.com

Surnames: WILLIAMS, PILLOW, RAMAGE

My great grandfather, Andrew Gomer WILLIAMS, was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War and was seriously wounded twice. After the war he was physically no longer able to be a farmer, so he became a lawyer in Butler. He lived to see my father, Andrew George WILLIAMS, born in 1923. My grandfather, Andrew Greer WILLIAMS (born about 1880) and his wife, Catherine PILLOW WILLIAMS, moved to Chicago sometime before WW1. My grandfather's brother, Benjamin WILLIAMS, was an officer in the American Army in WW1. On his return, he became a banker and ran one of Butler's banks until his death in the 1940's. His wife's maiden name was RAMAGE. I have somewhat more detail on these people available to me (not at hand, tho) but have nothing on my relatives spouses and other relatives.



Date: Fri Jan 23 08:52:39 1998
Name: Kathy Zagorac
Email address: zag@usaor.net

Surnames: SUTTON/LYON

SUTTON/LYON - I am looking for information on Elizabeth SUTTON'S father. She was born c1797 and died 8/18/1850 probably in Middlesex Twp.. She married JAMES LYON (b. c1786,d. 9/12/1858). They were married 2/17/1818 in Butler County. I believe that her father's name was David (she named her son David Sutton LYON) but have not found any proof. Thank you for your help.



Date: Fri Jan 23 17:57:33 1998
Name: Patricia Trombley Leight
Email address: siberian@frontiernet.net

Surnames: LEIGHT, COTTRILL

Looking for ancestors of HARRY LEIGHT 1877-1959 of Butler, PA. Looking for ancestors of THOMAS COTTRILL 1858-1928 of Butler, PA. Any info would be appreciated. Also, willing to share what I have.



Date: Fri Jan 23 21:41:54 1998
Name: Dennis M. Busic
Email address: denmb@aol.com
Postal Address: 1763 Cass Ct. Libertyville, IL 60048-1364

Surnames: BALDAUFF, BALDAUF, BALDOFF, McCORRY, McELHANEY, CUBBISON, MOORE, BAILEY

John W. BALDAUFF (other spellings include BALDAUF, BALDOFF) emigrated from Germany around 1852, possible brother Henry. Children include Lizzie, Joe, Sr., Harvey, Peter, Anna, Catherine. Lizzie marred John McCORRY, SR. John may have been born around 1840 in Ireland. BALDAUFs and MCCORRYs lived on the south side of Pittsburgh before moving to farms in Butler Co., PA near Carbon Center, PA. John and Lizzie had two children John, Jr. and Mary. John Jr. married Mary McELHANEY in about 1903. They had a daughter Evelyn (Dorothy) who married Raymond CUBBISON in 1927 in Pittsburgh. Mary's parents were Lazarus McELHANEY and Rachel MOORE. Raymond's parents were William Leroy CUBBISON and Ida Catherine BAILEY.



Date: Sat Jan 24 22:25:09 1998
Name: Ed McKnight
Email address: edmck@castlegate.net

Surnames: McKNIGHT

I am looking for Enoch McKNIGHT or William E. McKNIGHT born sometime before 1877. He would have moved away to either Ohio or WV before 1895.



Date: Sun Jan 25 12:06:33 1998
Name: Gary D. Kline
Email address: GDKskills@AOL.com
Postal Address: 768 Wildemere Dr.; Mason, MI 48854-1352

Surnames: DUFFY, HAZLETT, SWENEY, CHILDS, PLANTS, FAIR, JACKSON, CLARK, CAMPBELL, CYPHER, GRANT, O'DONNEL

I'm trying to confirm/learn the parents and siblings of my gggg-grandmother, Mary DUFFY (b.1794?, d.5 Feb 1886). In 1818, she married Reuben HAZLETT (b.7 June 1794, d.14 Dec 1878). I have have her parents as either: John DUFFY and Anne ________. (Their children, Mary E., Nelson, Daniel, Rhoda, Hugh, Michael, John, and Margaret A. married into the following families: SWENEY, CHILDS, PLANTS, FAIR, JACKSON, CLARK & CAMPBELL), or Patrick DUFFY and Lady ________. (Their children, Catherine, Mary, Bridget, Marjorie, Charles, John, and Edward married into the following families: CYPHER, GRANT & O'DONNEL). I'd appreciate any information that would clarify the identity of Mary DUFFY's parents. (25 Jan 1998)



Date: Sun Jan 25 15:23:22 1998
Name: Nancy Tobin
Email address: aquillahe@aol.com

Surnames: TUTTLE, BOYD

Researching the name TUTTLE in Southern Butler County around 1850 or earlier. Also searching for information on the name BOYD in the same area.



Date: Sun Jan 25 16:00:23 1998
Name: Howard A. Topp
Email address: toppkatt@earthlink.net

Surnames: SUTTON, CAMPBELL
About 15 years ago, on a visit to Butler Co. someone told me about a book called (?) the SUTTON/CAMPBELL Book, by Gertrude Burns. It is apparently a book on the SUTTON's and CAMPBELL's in and around Butler Co. A name I have for the source is John H. SUTTON, Box 164, RD 1, West Sunbury, PA 16061. I'd like any info about him (is he still alive), his current address, etc., and about the book, who published it, when and where might I borrow a copy. As I live in the Los Angeles area local Butler research is a bit difficult. I may visit in May. Thanks in advance for your help. Sincerely, Howard A. Topp



Date: Sun Jan 25 16:07:05 1998
Name: George H. Gardner Email: ghgslg@nauticom.net

Surnames: DAVIDSON/DAVISON, GILCHRIST/GILGHRIST, CONWAY, WICK, GRAHAM, McLAUGHLIN, ARMSTRONG, HARRIS, McCUNE, WALLACE, SHAFFER, SMITH, GARDNER, REEP, PONTIUS, KELLY, DUNSEATH, BEAVER, ANGERT, KRITZER, KRATEL, KENNEY

Researching the following Butler County families:
DAVIDSON/DAVISON from Slippery Rock township ca. 1800. Isaac and Jane KENNEY DAVISON, with family also residing in Plain Grove (Lawrence co.) and Sunville (Venango co.) and within the city of Butler.
GILCHRIST/GILGHRIST from Mercer/Marion township ca. 1819. William and Mary GILCHRIST or their son's family, William and Kiziah GRAHAM GILCHRIST, or Robert B. GILGHRIST, who resided in the city of Butler and was a magistrate ca. 1904.
CONWAY from Concord township ca 1796. Hugh CONWAY or his son's family, Hugh and Mary McLAUGHLIN CONWAY, or Hugh R. and Rachel WICK CONWAY, all of Butler county. Rachel WICK was the daughter of Jeremiah WICK, who moved to the West Sunbury area from Armstrong county in 1828.
ARMSTRONG/HARRIS from Worth township ca. 1796. David and Sarah HARRIS ARMSTRONG, or son's families George and Elizabeth McCUNE ARMSTRONG or son Archibald and Elizabeth WALLACE ARMSTRONG, who lived in several townships as well as Plain Grove (Lawrence co).
SHAFFER from Coylesville, Clearfield township ca. 1855. John and Catherine SHAFFER, who moved to the city of Butler ca. 1880, or Anthony and Ella SMITH SHAFFER, also from Butler City.
GARDNER from Fairview township ca. 1880. William B. GARDNER and Mariah J. REEP GARDNER. William was previously from Richland township, Venango co. at Nickleville.
REEP from Fairview and Parker townships ca. 1801. Jacob Reep and Mary PONTIUS REEP, or their son's family; Jacob and Esther Marie KELLY REEP.
KELLY from Parker township ca 1796. Archibald and Margaret DUNSEATH KELLY, or their son's family, James and Rachel BEAVER KELLY.
ANGERT from Clearfield township ca. 1850. Michael and Elizabeth ANGERT or their son's family, Nicholas and Anna KRATEL ANGERT, who lived in Butler city.
Would like to hear from anyone, anywhere who is researching these Butler County / Butler City families. Will gladly share all information.



Date: Sun Jan 25 18:10:10 1998
Name: Gene Wilson
Email: COIIPA@aol.com
Home page: http://members.aol.com/coiipa/index.html

Surnames: ARNOLD, BADGER, BERGBIGLER, BERGBICKLER, BIRCKBICHLER, CONVERY, DAWSON, DUGAN, ELLIOTT, FAIR, FARNSWORTH, FOUST, GEIBEL, HEIST, HILLARD, HILLIARD, HOOVER, JORDAN, KARENBAUER, McBRIDE, McFADDEN, McGINLEY, MOHNEY, MORGAN, PETERS, RHOADES, RIDER, SCOTT, STOOPS, VANDERLIN, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WITT

Above are my Butler Co. surnames. I have data on my homepage.



Date: Mon Jan 26 14:11:59 1998
Name: Gerald F. Adams
Email address: gerry_adams@compuserve.com
Postal Address: 201 Beaumont Drive, Wallingford, PA 19086

Surnames: ADAMS, CORNELIUS

Looking for other decendants of Matthew (Mathew) ADAMS born c. 1776 in County Tyrone, Ireland, Died March 10, 1864 Butler County, PA. Married Catherine CORNELIUS before 1815. Who was his first wife?



Date: Wed Jan 28 19:59:39 1998
Name: laurie stewart
Email address: c/o sarah@waypoint
Postal Address: 1604 umatilla,port townsend,wa.98368

Surnames: HUMPHREY, EMERY

seek info on Jane HUMPHREY, b.circa 1803 in Butler Co. married Jacob EMERY, living in Mercer Co. PA by 1840s,died and buried in Clarksville Cem, Mercer Co. Parents unknown.



Date: Thu Jan 29 17:35:39 1998
Name: Rob Whitmire
Email address: whitmire@coredcs.com

Surnames: HOCH, CAMPBELL, ROBINSON

Looking for info on the family of Adolphus A. HOCH of Chicora Penn. Born in April of 1850, parents Martin and Catherine Gephardt HOCH. He was born in Millerstown. Maried to Nannie CAMPBEL, daughter of W.H. and Lucinda CAMPBELL. Four sons from marraige. Suspect there are still relatives in the Chicora area. Also had a sister named Catherine ROBINSON of Chicora. 1932 article in Pittsburgh Sunday Sun-Telegraph shows a picture of an Octagonal house in Chicora in which he lived. Only one other like it in the u.s. Is that house still standing? Thanks!!



Date: Thu Jan 29 20:51:30 1998
Name: Teresa
Email address: sg136@westol.com

Surnames: GRAHAM, MCKEE

I am looking for any information on the family of Patrick GRAHAM and Elizabeth MCKEE. Patrick was born 1747 in County Tyrone, Ireland. He married Elizabeth MCKEE, the daughter of Col. MCKEE of Westmoreland Co. Their children were: Rosanna, Joseph, and Daniel (all born in Westmoreland Co.) Patrick Jr., Elizabeth, James John and Harrison were born after 1796 in Jefferson Twp. Butler Co. I would appreciate any information on any of these people. Thank you



Date: Sat Jan 31 08:22:46 1998
Name: Gary D. Kline
Email address: GDKskills@AOL.com
Postal Address: 768 Wildemere Dr., Mason, MI 48854

Surnames: HAZLETT, DUFFY, MCBRIDE, MESSICK, SEDWICK, DUFF, MCGEE, CYPHER, HECKARD, MCREA

Children (and their spouses) of Reuben HAZLETT (b.7 Jun 1794, d.14 Dec 1878) and Mary DUFFY (b.1794, d.5 Feb 1886) m. 1818 were as follows:
Elizabeth (b.1821, d.1912) m2. Francis MCBRIDE (5 Jan 1847)
Catherine Ann (b.19 Sep 1828, d.?) m. Joseph MESSICK (4 Mar 1851)
Reuben (b.1831, d.16 Jan 1892) m1. Barbara Ann SEDWICK (18 Sep 1857), m2. Carrie ______, m3. (?)
Matilda (b.28 Jun 1833, d.3 Apr 1916) m. Samuel DUFF (21 Nov 1858)
John Leonard (b.6 Nov 1835, d.1916) m. Bridget Elizabeth MCGEE (?)
Mary Ann (b.1822, d.?) m. John CYPHER (?)
Nancy (b.?, d.?) m. (?)
Sarah Ann (b.?, d.?) m. ______ HECKARD (?)
Jane (b.1827, d.?) m1. Michael MCREA (abt 1840), m2. Jacob MESSICK (abt 1850)
Have info on children of Michael MCREA, Joseph MESSICK, and John Leonard HAZLETT. Also parents of elder Reuben HAZLETT.



Date: Sat Jan 31 10:55:06 1998
Name: ROB WHITMIRE
Email address: WHITMIRE@COREDCS.COM

Surnames: HOCH, CAMPBELL, ROBINSON

Looking for info on Martin G. HOCH and Catherine Gebhardt HOCH of Chicora. Eldest son was Adoplphus A. HOCH who was born in Millerstown. He was married to Nannie CAMPBELL, daughter of W.H. and Lucinda Boozel CAMPBELL. She died June 12, 1899. One of their children was A.A. HOCH of Chicora and Adolphus also had a sister, Mrs. Catherine ROBINSON of Chicora. There are probably still relatives in Chicora area. Any other history of these families is appreciated. Thanks.



Date: Sat Jan 31 20:06:52 1998
Name: David Green
Email address: dgreen@servistar.com
Postal Address: 200 Decatur Dr., Butler, PA 16002

Surnames: GREEN

I am looking for more information on the GREEN family that came from the St. Wendel region of the Saar (Germany) in the mid-1830s. They settled in what is now Oakland Twp. in Butler County (near the present St. Wendelin's Church). I know that the original emigres were Hubert and Barbra, but GREEN was obviously not their original name. Any information on them or their son Bastian (Sebastian) GREEN would be appreciated.



Date: Sat Jan 31 22:06:50 1998
Name: Larry R. King
Email address: LarryKing@compuserve.com

Surnames: ZEITLER, KING

My families are from the Chicora and Brady's Bend areas. Interested in information on Elias I. KING from near Zion Church and Edward L. ZEITLER last of East Brady but formerly from Bradys Bend. Mrs. ZEITLER's maiden name was KAYLOR.




Date: Sun Feb 1 11:04:28 1998
Name: Nancy Jane Webster
Email address: mcshane@voicenet.com
Postal Address: 114 S. Fifth Street, Perkasie, PA 18944

Surnames: COOPER

I am interested in information on Nancy Jane Cooper born approx. 1861 and died approx. 1963. Historical homesite is located in Sarver or Cabot, PA identified as the Cooper Homestead, Cooper Road.




Date: Sun Feb 1 11:21:35 1998
Name: ROB WHITMIRE
Email address: WHITMIRE@COREDCS.COM

Surnames: CAMPBELL, HOCH

Looking for information on Sarah Nancy (possibly Anna) CAMPBELL who was born in Parkers Landing, PA. Where is Parkers Landing or what is its modern name? She died June 12, 1899, was married to Adolphus HOCH on September 15, 1874. Would like to know of her birth certificate who her parents were and dates. Thanks.



Date: Sun Feb 1 12:40:21 1998
Name: Jeff Sweeney
Email address: Snarlgard@aol.com

Surnames: McBRIDE, SWEENY, SWEENEY, WIDNAYER

I am looking for any information on Joseph SWEENEY and Catherine WIDNAYER. They were the witnesses at Michael SWEENEY's baptism on 1 April 1860 at St. Mary of the Assumption in Herman, Burtler Co. Michael SWEENEY is the son of Patrick SWEENY and Grace McBRIDE. Patrick and Grace were married at St. Mary in 1851. I have not found Patrick in any census until the 1870 census in Allegheny Co. Grace is the daughter of Edward and Mary McBRIDE of Butler Co. I have her with her family in the 1850 census in Clearfield Twp. I am guessing, but Joseph may be Patrick's brother and Catherine could be a married sister.



Date: Mon Feb 2 09:15:58 1998
Name: Pamela Boone Sharpe
Email address: sharpb@erols.com

Surnames: BOON, BOONE, HUTCHISON, WHARTON

I am researching my BOON roots and have reached an impasse. My ggggrandfather was George Washington BOON born 1776/7. I don't know his father's name, but his mother's name was supposed to be Mary WHARTON. They produced at least 5 children-Mary, Jane, Thomas, George and Samuel. George married a Nancy Agnes HUTCHISON in 1799. They eventually moved on to Ohio. Does anyone have any information on these BOON, BOONE, WHARTON, HUTCHISONs? Thank you, Pamela Sharpe



Date: Mon Feb 2 18:21:13 1998
Name: Sharon Carver
Email address: carver@zoomnet.net

Surnames: DENNY, ROBERTSON

Loooking for information on Margaret DENNY ROBERTSON who came from Ireland and around 1850 moved with her 5 sons to Waynesburg, Ohio. She lived in Butler County, Pa. prior to the Ohio move . Any help will be appreciated.



Date: Tue Feb 3 15:28:24 1998
Name: Ed Groszewski
Email address: edgrosz@frontiernet.net
Postal Address: 32 Hinkley lane, Rochester, NY 14624

Surnames: HARBISON, MILLER

Searching for the ancestral line of Margaretta HARBISON MILLER. I know that she goes back to James HARBINSON, but I am interested in any more information that anyone might have. I am missing dates, places , etc.



Date: Tue Feb 3 22:36:29 1998
Name: Kim Heitzer
Email address: bowser1733@aol.com

Surnames: BOWSER

BOWSER, Peter




Date: Wed Feb 4 11:43:36 1998
Name: Steven R Ritenour
Email address: Ritx@aol.com or Ritx@toolcity.net
Postal Address: 1309 New Lebanon Rd, Carlton Pa 16311

Surnames: RITENOUR

Looking for family history, military records, or information of any kind concerning the name RITENOUR. My father was born in Slippery Rock Pa in 1926. My G-Father was Carl Raymond Ritenour, died 1926, buried at Harrisville Prarie Cemetary. Carl had a brother or uncle (Jesse) buried at Harrisville in an unmarked grave. Carl's parents Oliver and Sadie also buried at Harrisville.



Date: Thu Feb 5 17:59:06 1998
Name: Bob Holby
Email address: bobholby@erie.net
Postal Address: 44894 Rt. 77 Spartansburg, Pa. 16434

Surnames: HOLBY

I am researching my HOLBY ancestors and would appreciate any information available. I am particularly interested in William HOLBY, Arthur D. HOLBY and Hettie D. HOLBY at this time.



Date: Sat Feb 7 05:31:24 1998
Name: Sally Williams
Email address: JSWARIES@aol.com

Surnames: McKINNIS; CARR

I'm looking for the parents and siblings of Charles MCKINNIS, born 1722 in Scotland, who married Rachel CARR, born abt 1751 around Butler Co., PA. Charles may have come over with brothers , and he fought in Gen. Braddock's army in the French and Indian War. He and Rachel married abt 1772 and had 14 children, William is the oldest, born 1773. Did William marry and have children? Who are Rachel's parents or siblings? We are told that Charles and Rachel are buried in Butler Co.



Date: Sat Feb 7 17:38:43 1998
Name: Janine Baxter
Email address: janinerae@juno.com

Surnames: HANSLER, LINK

Looking for information on Harry George HANSLER and Elizabeth Ann LINK. When and where were they married? Who were their parents? Harry was born in either Tylersville,PA or Olean,NY on 04-04-1870 or 1872. His name could be Harold. I think his father's name was George HANSLER. Elizabeth was born 10-18-1872 or 1871 in Mars or Downieville PA. They had 4 children, Fred, Etha, Florence and Olive. Elizabeth died during or shortly after childbirth with Olive (born 11-20-1903).



Date: Sun Feb 8 10:23:55 1998
Name: Carl Merrell
Email address: cmsgm@dancris.com

Surnames: CRAIG, HUSELTON

I am looking for ancestors of Charles CRAIG. They were from the Chicora area. He was born in 1871 and died in 1928. His father may have been Theodore CRAIG. His wife was Catherine Alice HUSELTON.



Date: Sun Feb 8 19:50:37 1998
Name: Susan Post Ramsey
Email address: mattram@qis.net
Postal Address: 109 Oak Drive Baltimore, MD 21228

Surnames: POST,

I am searching for information about Christian Frederick POST and his descendants. He was a Moravian minister who came to the area around 1750. He is buried in a cemetery in the area. I am tring to find a bone between him and my great grandfather, also Christian POST. Thank you.



Date: Mon Feb 9 08:16:22 1998
Name: Bob Bradley
Email address: BBrad97213@aol.com

Surnames: GIBSON, BRADLEY

Researching Martha I. GIBSON , born 1849 married William H. BRADLEY in 1867, dies 1917. The family is believed to have lived in Buffalo Twp. in 1850.



Date: Wed Feb 11 13:41:55 1998
Name: William Jessup
Email address: wjessup@juno.com

Surnames: GERARD, GIRARD, MULROE

To whom it may concern: can you find any information on the parents and grandparents of my grandfather -- Willis GERARD. Also, if you can find out any early information on my grandmother -- Margaret MULROE. I believe Willis' father was Joseph GERARD. His father, I believe was named GIRARD, but it could have also been GERARD. One of them, I believe served in the Civil War, but can not find any record of this. My mom has an original oil painting of one of the GERARDS in a Union (Infantry?) Civil War uniform. Thanks for any help you can provide. Please email me back at wjessup@juno.com If you want, you can page me at 1-888-769-4147, for any questions you may have of me. P.S. I think the GERARDS owned the same plot of land in BUTLER PA for quite a while, although whittled down over the years -- a small plot on RD 6, near Route 8 (just across from the airport, and down the street from the Phillips Mansion.) Willis worked for PULLMAN for well over 20 years. Willis and Margaret worked on the Phillips mansion back in the early 1930s, I think.



Date: Thu Feb 12 09:09:00 1998
Name: Charles Davis
Email address: chdavis@arn.net
Postal Address: 13117 NE 13th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79111-1415

Surnames: HARBISON, BROWN, STEPP

Looking for information on the family of Matthew HARBISON who moved to Pennsylvania from Ireland between 1760 and 1769. According to First Families of America, his son James HARBISON moved from Westmoreland Co. to Butler Co. in 1793 and he married Mary BROWN in 1797. However, I think Butler Co. itself was not formed until 1800. I believe James has descendants who remained in Pennsylvania, specifically the Pittsburgh area. My ggggrandfather Archibald HARBISON, James' brother, moved to St. Louis in 1818. I am told that he and James corresponded through letters. I am interested in a Butler Co. query left by V. Stepp on the STEPP family where the HARBISON and MILLER families are mentioned. Was not able to contact V. Stepp as the email address was not valid. Any other information and contact with other researchers of the HARBISON family will be most appreciated.



Date: Thu Feb 12 12:26:01 1998
Name: jayne
Email address: davidandjayne@juno.com

Surnames: BLEICHNER, MILLER, RITTER, ENGELMAN, MORRIS, SMITH, GUEST, FRIEL

Am searching for any information about BLEICHNER. Matthias BLEICHNER, b.@1798 in France md. Catherine ENGELMAN before coming to Butler Co. They had six children: Laurence, Nicholas, Dorothea, George, Jacob, and Eva. Jacob BLEICHNER b. 21 Feb 1836 d. 12 Nov 1909 married Mary A. MILLER 29 Sept 1857. (Daughter of Joseph MILLER and Ann RITTER). Jacob and Mary A. had 11 children that I know of:
Mary (md. Headley MORRIS);
Clara (md. George SMITH);
Joseph (md. Eliza);
James;
John;
William;
Elizabeth (md. Willam GUEST);
Matilda or Tillie married Jerry V. FRIEL;
Louisa;
Andrew;
Anna or Annie.
Any information on what happened to all the BLEICHNERS, particularly Matilda, would be most appreciated.



Date: Fri Feb 13 11:05:20 1998
Name: Helen T. Clegg
Email address: jcclegg@cougar.netutah.net
Postal Address: 1785 N 1500 East Provo, Utah 84604

Surnames: O'DONNELL, DAVIS, MORROW, McCLELLAN, ELLIOTT, McAVEA, McCREA,

Right now I am trying to prove that an Edward O'DONNELL, son of Dionysius/Dennis O'Donnell and Margaret McAVEA/McCREA mentioned in two Butler Co. Histories is the same Edward O'DONNELL who moved to Rockland, Venango, PA and married Catherine A. DAVIS. Edward in the County Histories was born abt 1808 in Donegal Twp, Butler, PA.
Hamilton MORROW born 1800 PA md. Jane DAVIS, supposedly dau. of Lemuel DAVIS and had 12 children. Seeking to confirm this.
Would like to contact descendants of the MORROW, DAVIS and O'DONNELL families



Date: Fri Feb 13 23:18:16 1998
Name: Val O'Donnal
Email address: ppsi@eznet.com
Postal Address: 1 W. Regina, Spokane, WA 99218

Surnames: O'DONNELL

I am looking for my GG Grandfather Daniel O'DONNAL(O'DONNELL) who was supposedly born in Butler Co. in 1822. His father was James O'DONNELL of PA. We have no further info on James. We have been searching for further info on these two names for years. Any further info would be greatly appreciated.



Date: Sat Feb 14 18:26:48 1998
Name: Don Churchfield
Email address: dctrk@sinosa.com
Postal Address: 1056 Mesquite Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Surnames: BRANDON, ORR

I am looking for ancestors, brothers and sisters of Oliver Howard BRANDON who was born in Butler County June 18, 1884. and his wife, Edna Elizabeth ORR who was born in Fairview, Clarion County april 4, 1887. Oliver's parents were William Welsh BRANDON and Sarah Heckert BRANDON. Edna's parents were George ORR and Ellen Coulter ORR.



Date: Sat Feb 14 21:49:11 1998
Name: Laurie Stewart
Email address: sarah@waypt
Postal Address: 1604 Umatilla Ave., Port Townsend, WA. 98368

Surnames: HUMPHREY, EMERY

Seeking any info, especially parents of, Jane HUMPHREY, b. circa 1803, Butler Co., Pa. Married Jacob EMERY, b. circa 1797, Northumberland Co., Pa.. They lived in Mercer Co., Pa. near Sharpsville. Both perhaps buried in Clarksville cemetery, Mercer Co.



Date: Sun Feb 15 17:08:01 1998
Name: Becky Beatty Proctor
Email address: bproctor@cais.com
Home page: http://www.dc.net/bproctor

Surnames: BEATTY

Seeking information on Jonathan F. BEATTY, M.D. of Fairview, Butler County. Wife was Mary A., maiden name unknown. Father of William BEATTY, Emma BEATTY, Priscilla C. BEATTY, and Charles M. BEATTY.



Date: Mon Feb 16 20:53:35 1998
Name: Catherine Eason
Email address: leeason@aol.com
Postal Address: 2056 26th Ave. NE Olympia, Wa. 98506

Surnames: KEISTER, LYNN, SCHAFFER

George KEISTER, b circa 1769 in Reading Pa.; M. Catherine SCHAFFER, b. in Germany. George died July 19,1844 Matilda KEISTER, b. in Butler Co. in 1820; m. James LYNN Mar 5, 1835 in Posey Co. Indiana



Date: Mon Feb 16 23:08:14 1998
Name: Mark J. Maynard
Email address: MARKJAN44@AOL.COM
Postal Address: 2062 Stevely Ave, Long Beach,CA 90815-3555

Surnames: CARSON, DARROW

I am researching the roots of my Grandfather John CARSON. He was born in Butler County, PA in 1828 ( given name of father unknown), family moved to Perry County,IN in 1843. John CARSON married Emma DARROW in Cannelton ,IN in 1851 and then departed to go west to the Washington Territory, arriving in Oct 1851 in the Puyallop Valley in Pierce County,WA. John CARSON died in Puyallop in 1896. I would like to hear from anyone who might have some data or other information related to John CARSON



Date: Tue Feb 17 08:13:11 1998
Name: Lois A. Larry
Email address: lal560@worldnet.att.net
Postal Address: 177 Mayfair Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Surnames: STILLWAGON, MCKINNEY, O'LEARY, LARRY, GRAHAM, CLARK, BOOHER

STILLWAGON, Gilkey AND Charlotte GRAHAM STILLWAGON, married and lived in Hilliards, PA He was a railroad engineer. Have childrens names. Cora, Daisy, Letitia, Burt, Winifred. Any information on early generations would be appreciated.
O'LEARY (LARRY) Arthur Francis married Helen CLARK. Had one son Rodney F. LARRY. Wish to know any information on previous generations of Arthur and Helen.
MCKINNEY, Merle Duprae and Jessie Myrtle BOOHER, married lived in Freeport, PA. Know childrens names, but would like details on Merle and Jessie.



Date: Tue Feb 17 18:52:20 1998
Name: NANCY GRAHAM
Email address: GRAHAM@ACSWORLD.NET
Postal Address: LEWISTOWN, PA

Surnames: DUNCAN, FRIEND

I would like any information on William and Stella (FRIEND) DUNCAN. They resided in Butler Co. PA. Married possibly in Allegheny Co. Had known children William, Arthur, David, Ned, Minnie, Arthur, and Virginia. We believe they were in Butler Co. when they died. My grandmother was supposedly from an Indian heritage. Any information would be helpful since I am just beginning my search.



Date: Tue Feb 17 20:31:41 1998
Name: Margaret A. Goodrich
Email address: goodrich@tln.lib.mi.us

Surnames: WALBOLT, WALP

Jacob Frederick WALBOLT, b. 1806, living in Harmony, Pa. in 1860
MARY ANN WALP WALBOLT b. 1810 his wife
JACOB FREDERICK WALBOLT JR. b. 1827 HIS SON , living in Pittsburgh, Ward 3, Allegheny Ct. in 1860



Date: Sat Feb 21 06:22:59 1998
Name: Andrew G. Downing
Email address: andrewd895@aol.com
Postal Address: 5712 Stanbrook Lane, Gaithersburg, Md. 20882-1714

Surnames: DOWNING

My name is Andrew DOWNING. I'm not from Butler County, but my late father, George Albert DOWNING was born there September 18, 1927. His mother was Minnie GILMAN DOWNING & father was Andrew George DOWNING. Any assistance in providing information would be greatly appreaciated.



Date: Sun Feb 22 14:55:58 1998
Name: Joan Miller
Email address: joan@infinet.com

Surnames: GRAHAM, KRAMER, KNAPP

Looking for information on JOHN GRAHAM, who came to Butler County, PA, from Prussia in 1837 with his family, and settled in Donegal Township. Name of first wife was Margaret KRAMER, name of second wife was Secunda KNAPP. Childrens names were: Elizabeth, John, Jacob, Susan, Peter, and Leana.



Date: Mon Feb 23 16:31:27 1998
Name: Glenn Baker
Email address: Glenbaker@aol.com
Postal Address: 7218 W. Dupont Rd, Ft. Wayne, IN 46818

Surnames: BAKER, RUTTER

Looking for John BAKER, b. 30 Nov 1789 in Prussia, Germany. m Mary RUTTER, b. Mar 1801 in PA. I am guessing at the county, but I think the marriage was between 1815-1822. I have nothing earlier than these dates.



Date: Mon Feb 23 18:53:25 1998
Name: Debbie Adams
Email address: debadams@erinet.com

Surnames: HUGHES

I am looking for information on Rev. John J. HUGHES. B. Jan. 4, 1884; D. December 15, 1945. He was pastor of Mater Dolorosa Church in Chicora, Ordained on June 27, 1908. I believe he is related to my husband's grandmother Rose HUGHES ADAMS of Carnegie, PA. I know one of Rose's sons lived with Fr. John after the parents died in 1918. Any information such as an obituary with his parents listed would be extremely helpful.



Date: Wed Feb 25 00:03:17 1998
Name: Alicia Northime/Jordan
Email address: AJordan888@aol.com

Surnames: NORTHIME, NORTHEIM, BROWNFIELD, HASLER, HASSLER, WHITMIRE, MARTIN, LIEDECKER, MALEY

I am researching my family history and have come to a dead end. I have went back as far as the MARTIN, HASLER, WHITMIRE, NORTHEIM names and have not been able to go any further. Any information would be greatly appreciated. The family is from CHICORA, PA and surroundings.



Date: Thu Feb 26 09:27:20 1998
Name: ELERAINE HIGGINS
Email address: BUEL38@AOL.COM
Postal Address: 3475 ROOSEVELT RD, MUSKEGON, MI 49441

Surnames: DUFF, MAHON

Years ago I obtained a 1860 census of Butler Co. showing my great-grandfather, DUFF, Thomas. When writing to the local catholic church, I was told all records had been burned in a fire. Can you help?



Date: Thu Feb 26 11:24:28 1998
Name: Larry Johnson
Email address: larry@cboss.com

Surnames: CAMPBELL, MORROW, COULTER, MAHOOD

I'm researching the following: James and Margaret CAMPBELL, and their children. Some names are Thomas COULTER, John MORROW, AND Samuel MAHOOD. Any info would be appreciated. Larry Johnson



Date: Thu Feb 26 12:04:54 1998
Name: Brenda Anderson
Email address: c8603@aol.com

Surnames: DRAKE, MARS, WHITESIDES, LISTON

Lokking for the family of James DRAKE from the Butler County, PA area.



Date: Thu Feb 26 13:13:58 1998
Name: Donna Doty
Email address: athena@tvi.cc.nm.us
Postal Address: 26B Canada de los Alamos Trail, SE, Albuqueruque, NM 87123

Surnames: STOOPS, WAGNER, STREET, REEHER, CRAWFORD, SNYDER

My sister and I are looking for information on the above surnames (especially Gottlieb WAGNER). The furthest back is Roseanne Crawford who came over from Ireland, not sure when though. Smithton seems to have been the Elephant Graveyard of sorts. My great Uncle Ed Wagner had Wagners General Store. I am also looking for information on the flood that covered the town, my sister has pictures, we are trying to find out dates, etc. I was so thrilled to see this site, and surprised.



Date: Thu Feb 26 18:28:35 1998
Name: Penny
Email address: muffin2@gte.net

Surnames: WALKER, WHITE, KINSEY

Looking for information on John R or John L WALKER b cira 1828 PA. Father born MD. John married Hannah C ___ b cira 1839. Children all born in Ohio: Ella May b 1855 md Zacharias (Riley) Kinsey 11-4-1879 Frank Warren md Sarah Ellen Dewiel-Henry G.M.C. md Ivy Kinsey.
Frank & Ellens Children: Rufus Augustus, Henry Benjamin, Bidie Alberta, James Harrison, Bessie May, Blanche Ellen, Orpha or Orphie Dell.
Henry and Ivy had at least one daughter: Eva Mary
In the 1880 Wyandot Co Cenus Frank and Ellen had Samuel L White age 7 in the household.




Date: Tue Mar 3 11:15:35 1998
Name: Lynn Reichen
Email address: WReichen@aol.com

Surnames: RIDDLE, HEMPHILL, REYNOLDS, PISOR

Looking for information about Robert RIDDLE Sr b 1769 d 1853. Had 2 sons, Robert RIDDLE Jr b 1-20-1820 d 6-14-1884> William RIDDLE b 1796 d 2-17-1841. Robert Jr. m Jane Isabelle 12-22-1848, they had 1 son John Watt RIDDLE. John m Suzanna HEMPHILL 12-06-1882 in Butler County, PA they had 4 children
Harry b 3-16-1891 d 1-4-1980
Robert b 1883 d 1889
Janes C. b 1885 d 1888
Melvin Watt RIDDLE b 5-23-1889 Butler Co. d 1-23-1960 m. Mary Rachel REYNOLDS daughter of William REYNOLDS and Jennie PISOR.



Date: Tue Mar 3 13:56:05 1998
Name: Don Churchfield
Email address: dctrk@sinosa.com
Postal Address: 1056 Mesquite Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

Surnames: BRANDON, ORR, COULTER

My grandfather was Oliver Howard BRANDON, born in Butler County April 4, 1887. He married Edna Elizabeth ORR. Edna's parents were George ORR and Elen COULTER ORR. These names are listed for Butler County. I would like to have any information available in regard to the surnames BRANDON, ORR, COULTER.



Date: Wed Mar 4 08:52:37 1998
Name: Kathy Grove Kutsko
Email address: TKuts7@aol.com

Surnames: GROVE

GROVE, Dalton



Date: Wed Mar 4 20:42:15 1998
Name: R W Schellhaas
Email address: rs@qualityreviews.com

Surnames: SMILEY, MCGLAUGHLIN, WILSON, SHANOR, WILSON, GEYER, HAINS OR HINDS

MCGLAUGHLIN, William G. b: 1863, d:24 Jul 1906 Parker PA, founded the Globe Hotel in Parker PA, later the Parker House; also raised & raced horses in Butler;
WILSON, Florence Gertrude b: 22 Nov 1863 Brookville PA, d: Nov 1948 Parker PA; married to William G. McGLAUGHLIN;
GEYER, Sophia b: 13 Jan 1845, d:14 Aug 1920 near Butler PA; married to Abraham SHANOR;
SHANOR, Abraham b: 27 Jan 1839, d: 1880;
SHANOR, Mary Catherine, b: 20 Jul 1862 Butler PA?, d: 19 Jan 1949, married to Alton William SMILEY;
SMILEY, Alton William b: 8 Aug 1852, Jamestown NY, d: 29 Jan 1918;
SMILEY, Edgar William DDS b: 20 Jun 1884 Toledo OH?, d: Aug 1968 Mansfield OH; married to MCGLAUGHLIN, Margaret Ruth b: 22 Aug 1881, d: 2 Jan 1969 Pittsburgh PA; mother of
SMILEY, Florence Elizabeth b: 3 Jun 1916 Parker PA, d: 17 Aug 1995 Falling Waters WV;



Date: Wed Mar 4 20:42:45 1998
Name:
Email address: tsgrace@juno.com

Surnames: SUTTON, LUCAS, SIMPSON

Seeking any information on the ancestors of Robert D. SUTTON (my GGGrandfather), born 8/6/1844, Fairview, Butler Co., married 10/29/1872 to Mary SUTTON (maiden name unknown) born 12/14/1853. Children: May, James W., William, Harry C., Maud, Charlie W., Emmett H., Phillip J., Ida and Lizzie. Robert D. SUTTON was a Union Civil War Drummer.
Also looking for any information on James Shields LUCAS, home located in Kaylor, PA/ Armstrong Co. Married a Mary MURRAY (she had two children from a previous marriage: William and Margaret MURRAY). James and Mary had a son James Joseph LUCAS (my grandfather). Would like to exchange any information that would help further my genealogical research in my family.



Date: Thu Mar 5 14:37:50 1998
Name: Mary Ash
Email address: mash@comteck.com
Home page: www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/s/h/Mary-H-Ash/index.html

Surnames: BRYAN, WAUGH

Still looking for information on Zephaniah BRYAN, born in Butler County, PA January 11, 1808. Parents unknown. His obituary states "his parents came to Ohio when he was a child and settled in Ross County. They were members of the Presbyterian Church. He was married to Matilda WAUGH, of Methodist background. Does anyone have access to early church records that might help me find the identity of his parents? Mary Ash



Date: Thu Mar 5 16:12:04 1998
Name: Raymond Scott Younkins
Email address: raymond.s.younkins@boeing.com
Home page:
Postal Address:

Surnames: YOUNKINS

YOUNKINS



Date: Fri Mar 6 18:51:50 1998
Name: sharon crowley
Email address: usnavy@stic.net

Surnames: NAYLOR

Is there any one who knows any information on the Peter Naylor family ..... wife named Katherine ... children .... Irene, Gladys, Joseph {my grandfather}, Leo and Margareta ... Peter died young and Katherine raised children alone .... Irene worked in Bank ..... Both Peter and Katherine were English .... anyone with info please contact me ... Thank You ....



Date: Fri Mar 6 20:52:11 1998
Name: Grace Realing
Email address: Gracereal @aol.com

Surnames: MACKEY, WELSHONS, SCHAFFER, HEFFLEY

I am looking for any information on Sarah SCHAFFER MACKEY. Her son was Ebenezer MACKEY (father of the high school in Butler). I am especially interested in where they came from. She (Sarah) was married to William P. MACKEY. He died in Butler. Ebenezer was born 8/14/1857. He married Annie WELSHONS in Butler on 12/20/1893. Sarah died in 1902; William P MACKEY died in (?). There is a MACKEY ave. in Butler and this is from my family. I am looking due to a hereditary disease. Any information would help please email me.



Date: Sat Mar 7 14:25:34 1998
Name: N. Gayle Barnett
Email address: Grad5573
Postal Address: 100 Muldoon Rd., Butler, PA 16001

Surnames: COVERT, COOVERT

Looking for information on Luke COVERT's grandson Issac M. COVERT and his descendants who moved in 1856 to Pine Grove, Mercer Co., Pa. His first wife's name was Juliana and his second wife's name was Nancy. Need both of their maiden names and any other information.



Date: Sat Mar 7 15:18:24 1998
Name: Bernard Steighner
Email address: bsteighner@ns.gemlink.com
Surnames: STEIGHNER, SPEICHER

Any information to get started. My father was Alvin Steighner & his father was Harry. They were from Herman Pa. My mother was a Speicher Maiden (Green) ,wife of Joseph Speicher.



Date: Sat Mar 7 22:32:33 1998
Name: C.Philip Gilmore Sr.
Email address: philgilmore@teleplex.net
Home page:
Postal Address:

Surnames: Vincent, Gilmore

Circa 1797-1850. James VINCENT married Charity GILMORE. Migrated from Cumberland Co. to Marion Township, Butler Co. Charity, daughter of immigrant John 1715 Ulster, Ireland to Cumberland Co. Pa.circa 1770. James, heir in John's will. All leads or info greatly appreciated and have plenty to exchange willingly. Thanks, Phil.



Date: Sun Mar 8 08:31:01 1998
Name: Dick Stanley
Email address: cada60@aol.com

Surnames: STANLEY, STANLY, DAVID, HARRISON

James STANLY. Born Butler county 1820. Orphaned at an early age. Raised by Isaac DAVID in Middlesex township. James STANLY stayed with the DAVID family for 25 years. The names of James STANLY'S parents unknown. His mother may have been a DAVID. The name HARRISON is used in the children of James STANLY. It is possible that the DAVID family and the HARRISON families were related. It is also possible that the mother of James STANLY was a HARRISON. To confuse matters further, it is possible that the father of Jame STANLY, was anyone of the three surnames mentioned. This mystery has perplexed STANLEY/STANLY researchers for 18 years. Middlesex township seems to be the center of all happenings. Any information concerning this puzzle would be welcome. Thank you.....Dick Stanley



Date: Sun Mar 8 19:49:34 1998
Name: Jim D. Bellis
Email address: jbellis@mail.dese.state.mo.us
Postal Address: Route 1, Box 172, Aurora, MO 65605

Surnames: BELLIS, MYERS, STICKEL, STEWART, CROUP

Looking for information about Cypress (Sipe) BELLIS b. Jan. 1823 in Harmony, Butler Co., PA., d. June 12, 1904 in Butler, PA. Married Mary MYERS (b. 1825) in 1845. Mary was the daughter of John MYERS, Jr. of Yellow Creek and Rachel STICKEL MYERS. We don't know who Cypress's parent's were. Their children were:

Cypress and Mary's first child was my great great grandfather John M. BELLIS, b. July 2, 1847 and d. July 4, 1873. A History of the Robert STEWART Family by A.G.STEWART says that John M. Bellis died when accidently shot. John M. married Margaret Jane STEWART (date not known) who died October 1, 1918. John M. & Margaret had three children:

John Z. BELLIS married Laura E. CROUP who was b. Sept. 16, 1849 and died Jan. 13, 1949 at Aurora, MO. Their oldest son Henry Stewart BELLIS, b. in July 1906, is my grandfather who is still living at age 91.



Date: Mon Mar 9 13:55:06 1998
Name: Rose Baran
Email address: ebaran@erols.com

Surnames: GLACE, SIM

I would like some information on Clarence GLACE and his family. Clarence was born Nov. 22, 1094 and died April, 1981. His social security # is 211-03-8437. His wife's name was Catherine SIM and his second wife's name was Janet GLACE. Clarence was born in Butler, PA. He lived in Florida when he died and was buried in Butler, PA.



Date: Mon Mar 9 15:26:50 1998
Name: Shannon Rathbun
Email address: Rathbun@tir.com
Postal Address: 2679 South Canal Road Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827

Surnames: MITCHELL

I am looking for any information about my ancestor William Mitchell. He was born on October 19, 1796 at Pennsylvania. If anyone knows something about my 3-great grandfather, contact me at the aforementoned e-mail.



Date: Mon Mar 9 19:43:40 1998
Name: Laurie Stewart
Email address: sarah@waypt.com
Postal Address: 1604 Umatilla Ave., Port Townsend, WA. 98368

Surnames: HUMPHREY, EMERY, STEWART

Seeking info, particularly parents of, Jane HUMPHREY, born abt. 1803 in Butler Co. She married Jacob EMERY, born abt. 1797 in Northumberland Co.,Pa., they had a farm near Sharpsville in Mercer Co. Children, Washington, Ann M., Ruth Caroline, Henry H., Homas?, Lavinia or Lavina, and Millie. They are recorded as a family group in the 1850 census for Mercer Co. Ruth Caroline married James C. STEWART of Mercer Co. They were my great-grandparents.



Date: Tue Mar 10 07:17:33 1998
Name: William E. Wissinger
Email address: bill.wissinger@sru.edu
Postal Address: 202 grant st butler,pa 16001

Surnames: WALKER, GUEST, WISSINGER, BARNHART

I am looking for any information in my building of our family tree any help would be greatly appreciated. MERIDIAN, BUTLER, AND GREENSBURGH are mainly where I'm looking for information. Thank you for any help.



Date: Tue Mar 10 18:51:28 1998
Name: Judy Lockwood
Email address: lckwood@aol.com
Home page:
Postal Address:

Surnames: FRISHCORN, FRESHCORN, KRIESS, LINK

Just starting...Looking for any info on Wilhelm FRISHCORN (FRESHCORN)1811-1886, his dau. Margreta FRISHCORN (1833-1925) who married William KRIESS (1831-1875); had 8 children, incl Henry Frederick KRIESS (1870-1949), married 1st Mary LINK (1868-1893), had son George KRIESS (1891-1947). Areas of Evans City, Callery, Meridian PA



Date: Wed Mar 11 17:39:45 1998
Name: Beth Caporali
Email address: qoe@kiski.net

Surnames: JORDAN, SCOTT

Seek parents/siblings of Nancy JORDAN b. 1812/13 in Butler Co., d. 1898 in Armstrong Co. she married Hugh SCOTT of Armstrong Co. in early 1830s. Have no info on her other than dates and birthplace. Lots of descendant info to share in anyone's interested.



Date: Thu Mar 12 07:50:44 1998
Name: Larry Johnson
Email address: Larry@cboss.com
Home page:
Postal Address:

Surnames: MAHOOD

I'm researching Samuel MAHOOD, married to Angeline CAMPBELL. Angeline was born 1837. They were from Butler co. That's all I know for now.



Date: Thu Mar 12 14:20:54 1998
Name: Phil Gilmore Sr.
Email address: philgilmore@teleplex.net
Home page:
Postal Address:

Surnames: GILLMORE, GILMORE, GILMER, GILMOUR, etc., VINCENT, McCOY, MORRISON

John GILLMORE 1710-20 Cumberland Co.Phila.Pa. Family migrated to Butler Co 1798,Mercer Co, Crawford Co. Townships of Slippery Rock, Pine Township, Harrisville Township and surrounding areas. Early settlers James Vincent and Polly GILMORE William, Thomas GILMORE. Any information on the above will be appreciated. Thanks and have plenty for you, thanks.



Date: Thu Mar 12 16:01:31 1998
Name: Debby Herbenick
Email address: debby@wam.umd.edu
Postal Address: 7700 Quill Point Drive. Bowie, Md 20720

Surnames: HERBENICK

I am looking for any information on ST. ELIZABETH'S HIGH SCHOOL. My father, Bernie Herbenick, attended it and I believe it is no longer in existence. If you know how to get in touch with anyone connected to it, please contact me.



Date: Thu Mar 12 16:29:40 1998
Name: Joyce Neidich
Email address: stonesearcher@csonline.net
Home page: http://csonline.net/stonesearcher/

Surnames: SHAW, JOHNSON

Looking for James and Nancy SHAW children of William SHAW. William SHAW was born in 1806 in the County of Atrim, Ireland, emigrated from Belfast in 1850, and settled in the area of Harrisville, PA. William was married twice in Ireland having two children to his first wife (unknown), 1) James, b. 1832 and 2) Nancy, b. 1835. William then married Sarah "Sally" JOHNSON and had the following children in Ireland: 1) William, b. 1839; 2) Hugh, b. 1842; 3) Robert, b. 1844; 4) John, b. 1846; and 5) George, b. 1849. Two children were born after the family emigrated, 6) Thomas, b. 1852 and 7)Isaac, b. 1856. Looking for further information on Nancy SHAW who is buried with her father, William, and step-mother ,"Sally", in the Harmony Cemetery in Harrisville, PA and her brother James SHAW.



Date: Fri Mar 13 05:36:48 1998
Name: Susan Roberts
Email address: IUfan78@aol.com

Surnames: BRICKEL, GREENERT

Searching for information on the following relatives
l. William B GREENERT
B 18 February 1851
Married to Catherine Margaret BRICKEL
D ?

2. Barbara BRICKEL
B About 1830
Spouse Fred BRICKEL
D 18 September 1894 in Akron but obituary
says to be buried in Butler, Pa.
Lived with daughter Anna in Akron




Date: Fri Mar 13 10:34:08 1998
Name: Heather MEEKER METHENY
Email address: challlib@phoenix.vicon.net
Home page:
Postal Address: 105 E. Curtin St. #16, Bellefonte, PA 16823 USA

Surnames: BAILEY, BAILY, MCMURRY, GILMORE, CUMBERLAND, BERRINGER, BUCHANNON

Searching for more info. or relatives: Douglas BAILEY b. Aug. 21, 1821 County Down, Ire. d. Dec. 15, 1918 m. Nancy Cambell MCMURRY May 28, 1844 in Harrisville, Butler Co., PA. Nancy Cambell MCMURRY was b. June 27, 1823 in Butler Co., PA. They had 7 children:

This family listed in 1850 PA census in Mercer Twp., Butler Co. as:
Alex MCMURRY age 60 b. PA
John MCMURRY age 22 b. PA
Sarah MCMURRY age 17 b. PA
Douglass BAILY age 29 b. Ireland
Nancy BAILY age 26 b. PA
David BAILY age 2 b. PA
Alexander BAILY age 1 b. PA
Do not know when Douglas BAILEY came from Ireland - as a boy? as a man? Could not find naturalization papers in Butler Co. Courthouse to fit his birthday. Could not find Douglas listed in 1840 or 1860 PA Census. Any info. on family or relatives would be appreciated & fully reimbursed.
THANK YOU.
105 E. Curtin St. #16, Bellefonte, PA 16823 US



Date: Fri Mar 13 11:21:45 1998
Name: john storey
Email address: jstorey@freenet.columbus.oh.us

Surnames: STOREY, CRAIG

Alexander STOREY born about 1746, died in Butler County 1817. Wife Elizabeth CRAIG. Their children: Robert, James, William, Elizabeth, Ann, and Nancey. Came to Butler County in 1796. Would like to exchange family information with anyone. They are Scott-Irish and came from northern Ireland.



Date: Sat Mar 14 00:01:05 1998
Name: Samuel L. Hawrelok
Email address: SSHAVINGS@aol.com
Postal Address: 4055 NW Columbia Ave, Portland, Oregon 97229

Surnames: HAWRELOK, SEMENUK, SEMENYUK, MAXIM

Am researching any leads to my father Samuel HAWRELOK or mother (Nettie SEMENUK) or possibly SEMENYUK. Came from Russia and lived in Renfrew, PA.
Would appreciate any information on my grandfather who migrated from Pinsk, Belarus and purchased a farm in Renfrew, PA on November 5th, 1927 as Mexim SEMENUK. His passport was dated in 1909 and included daughter Nettie and son Nikolai. Children born later went to school in Butler area as MAXIM. Any burial information would also be of great help.



Date: Sat Mar 14 06:21:16 1998
Name: Barbara Barnes
Email address: BJBarnes13@aol
Home page:
Postal Address: 5613 S. Landmark Cir. Little Rock,Ar 72206

Surnames: MCKINNEY or KINNEY

A Peter McKinney was one of first settlers in Butler Co.in about 1792. Would like wifes name and any children or any other info that anyone has about this family. Thank you for posting my query and for any responses I may get. Barbara



Date: Tue Mar 17 14:36:55 1998
Name: William Hickey
Email address: wideakey@muhs.com
Home page: http://wideakey@muhs.com
Postal Address: 2242 Branded Dr. Cottonwood, Az 86326

Surnames: RUSSELL, NEWTON, STEPHENSON

I am looking for the ancestors, decendents and any information about Caleb RUSSELL and his wife Catherine NEWTON. They had a son named Alonzo NEWTON RUSSELL who later married Jane STEPHENSON.



Date: Tue Mar 17 14:43:07 1998
Name: William Hickey
Email address: wideakey@muhs.com
Home page: http://wideakey@muhs.com
Postal Address: 2242 Branded Dr. Cottonwood, Az 86326

Surnames: STEPHENSON, MCMURRAY, STUDEBAKER, BOOK

I am looking for any family information concerning James STEPHENSON of Cherry Twnshp. who married Jane MCMURRAY. Their son, James David, later lived in Slipperyrock Twnshp. and married Mary Elizabeth STUDEBAKER. Mary's parents were Joseph STUDEBAKER and Christina BOOK.



Date: Tue Mar 17 20:19:12 1998
Name: Sharon Crowley
Email address: usnavy@stic.net
Home page:
Postal Address:

Surnames: NAYLOR, HOLDEN, WILSON

I am looking for information on the Peter NAYLOR Family...Peter's father's name was ----- NAYLOR ... mother .... Alice .... all children born in England ... Peter born-- 1871 ... died 1-4-1907 ... worked in glass factory ... married KATHERINE Holden ... born 1-30-1868 .. England ... [holden family arrived in Butler,Pa ... 1886 ... children ... Leo John ... Joseph Clyde ... Gertrude Irene, Gladys Elizabeth .... all lived in BUTLER, PA ....... other brother and sister of Peter NAYLOR ... James .... Anne .. m. Bob [?] Pinall .... Kathryn HOLDEN NAYLOR's brothers and sisters .... Elizabeth ... James ... Peter HOLDEN ... Does anyone reconize these names? Do they sound familar? If so please contact Sharon Wilson Crowley ... sunavy@stic.net



Date: Tue Mar 17 20:33:48 1998
Name: Sharon Crowley
Email address: usnavy@stic.net
Home page:
Postal Address:

Surnames: WILSON, DOUBBLE, DOUBLE, KLEE

I am trying to information on Herbert Levman WILSON ... born Dec.22,1899 in Dongel Twp. [Evans city ] died Oct 25, 1953 ... Fathers name ... James WILSON .. mother -----DOUBBLE [may not be spelt that way] married Anna Marie KLEE .. Nov 19, 1919 ... children ... William Boyd WILSON ... Charles Ivan WILSON ... George Lawrence WILSON....Mary Elizabeth [Betty] ... Dorothy Lee .... anyone who has information on Herbert WILSON'S parents please contact SHARON WILSON CROWLEY .... Thank you .....



Date: Thu Mar 19 07:40:58 1998
Name: John J. Beneigh III
Email address: jbeneigh@hotmail.com
Home page:
Postal Address: 407 1/2 Hill Street

Surnames: BENEIGH, BENIGH, BANEIGH



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