BUTLER COUNTY, Pennsylvania

QUERIES ~ AUG.-SEPT. 1997


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.


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