Centre County, Pa., Queries, Aug. 1997

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Fri Aug 1 10:47:44 1997
E-mail:
John Hoff
Query: CENTRE CO. - GROVE Looking for parents of William Frank GROVE, born in Centre Co., PA, 11 Nov. 1861. He married Effie Matilda FOX in 1885 in McPherson Co., KS.

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Sat Aug 2 08:24:47 1997
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Nancy Clay Meyers
Query: My e.mail has changed since last Dec. Am still researching the following CENTRE Co. families: BRUCE, HOY, HOUEY, MIES, MEESE,MEASE, CLAY, KLEE. Where in VA was William BRUCE born? He marr Hannah MEASE, daughter of George MEASE/MIES.

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Sat Aug 2 14:24:12 1997
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Shirley Fazekas
Query: I am looking for information on: Austin SHAWLEY m. Katherine Susan BUTLER. Austin born in Boggs Twp. Center Cnty. 1846. I have no information on Katherine Butler. I have heard that the family was from the Phila. area. Austin died in Rochester NY in 1915. Any information appreciated. Austins children were: Wilmer, Blanchard, Bertha, Agnes, Edith, Eliz., Pearl, Clyde and Katherine

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Tue Aug 5 10:04:14 1997
E-mail:
Sandy Watson
Query: CENTRE COUNTY - GLEN LEO FYE LEVI FYE JOHN OR JACK FYE

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Tue Aug 5 23:10:12 1997
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Toni Emery
Query: Looking for Birth certificate for william Ray, Only info I have is for marrage for William Ray to Minnie Syringer 1893 northumberland. need William Ray place of birth and his fathers name and place of birth and married to , if possible. Also if possible need birthplace of William Fulton Ray, was born either in Northumberland or Sunbury June 21, 1916 Thank you T. Emery

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Wed Aug 6 20:29:13 1997
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Donna Unch
Query: Information on Christopher/CHRISTIAN HOOVER born 1820 son of JOHN HOOVER and MARY ASHENFELTER. Married to BATHSHEBA LUCAS. Lived in Centre Co. Had son AUSTIN married to Susan ?. Christian lived with Austin and family in 1890 in Fleming, Union Twp, Centre Co. Any info on any of the lines would be greatly appreciated

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Fri Aug 8 10:51:47 1997
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Dennis Burns
Query: Looking for any family info on STINE, GRAY, BAISOR in Centre County before 1880. Samuel Stine was my gg grandfather died 12/15/1866, married to Catherine Gray dob 1/1/1794 dod 8/30/1878. They are supposedly buried in Grays Cemetery, Halfmoon twp. She is decendant of John Gray Ist of Federick, Maryland. Need obit on Elizabeth Baisor Stine dob 9/22/1841 dod 2/9/1917. Any information would be appreciated.

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Fri Aug 8 17:23:32 1997
E-mail:
Ronald Young
Query: Looking for Information on the YOUNG'S of Bellefonte, Pa. and of Centre Co.

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Fri Aug 8 17:24:29 1997
E-mail:
Ronald Young
Query: Looking for Information on the YOUNG'S of Bellefonte, Pa. and of Centre Co.

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Fri Aug 8 17:25:10 1997
E-mail:
Ronald Young
Query: Looking for Information on the YOUNG'S of Bellefonte, Pa. and of Centre Co.

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Sat Aug 9 18:48:45 1997
E-mail:
F. Freese
Query: Looking for the parents of Peter Freese b Apr. 5, 1800 m Anna Faust Apr. 10, 1828 Anna b Dec. 12, 1808 Parents of Anna -- Henry and Magdalena Faust Thank You, Mike Freese

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Sat Aug 9 19:18:27 1997
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Ruth A. Larson
Query: Searching for information re PETER JONES (wife REBECCA SCOTT) PETER was B. 1752 in Philadelphis d. 1829 in Clairon county. He was at Marsh Creek prior to 1801. He had a daughter (Matilda - Mattie) married a Peter Clive It is believed his son MATHEW JONES died before they left Marsh Creek. Also, reserching the KINLEY and KENNELLEY families of Center, Clinton and Mifflin counties. I would appreciate any information re these families. Thanks, in advance, for your assistance.

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Mon Aug 11 18:59:06 1997
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Barbara Lucas
Query: CENTRE CO...LUCAS, Perry 1815-1873 Centre Co. m/Elizabeth BUSH d/o Henry BUSH and Sarah BROWER. Possible brother Theodore LUCAS m/sister of Elizabeth. What is ancestry of Perry LUCAS? Have tried nearby counties, to no avail. Help!

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Mon Aug 11 19:11:46 1997
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Barbara Lucas
Query: CENTRE COUNTY...KLINE, Catherine bc1798 not 1805- 10 as stated in earlier query. Her parents were William and Betsey KLINE, possibly from Lycoming Co to Centre Co.c1820. Any data appreciated.

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Mon Aug 11 21:26:30 1997
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Annette Bradshaw
Query: JOHNSON (or possibly JOHNSTON), DEBORAH b.1855 BELLEFONTE, CENTRE CO. I would like to find out her parents names and where they came from. And also Deborah's exact d.o.b. She married my great-grandfather JOSEPH LAROCK IN 1860 who came from Quebec and settled in Union township, CLEARFIELD CO. The marriage certificate states Deborah Johnson, but her newpaper obituary and the one of her husband state Deborah Johnston. She died in 1914 and is buried in Rockton Cemetery, Rockton. Union township, Clearfield Co.

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Tue Aug 12 18:08:25 1997
E-mail:
HARRY SMITH
Query: Fager family in Northumberland Co.

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Tue Aug 12 21:03:32 1997
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Nancy
Query: Looking for ANNA J KEATLEY 54, and Daughter, NELLIE FOX 24, and her son GREGG 1 mo. after the 1920 census. Last address is West College Ave, State College, Centre Co., PA Does anyone have information on Zach Keatley b1858, or his father, Mathew Keatley b 1820.

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Wed Aug 13 05:18:05 1997
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Staci Stringer
Query: CENTRE COUNTY, Pleasant Gap area...Was there an area of Centre County known as GILLTOWN? I am researching Jacob GILL (1792-1880), his wife Susannah FIKE/FEICK (1797-1862), who were from Union County but moved to Centre County and had 5 children. (Isaac, Amelia/Mellia, Amos J, Elizabeth and Jacob Jr) Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Fri Aug 15 19:46:15 1997
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Mary Ann Buswell
Query: MEEK, SHIFFER, WOODS, and GLENN in Centre County, PA. (also in Huntington and Blair Counties) Will anyone with information on these names please contact me. Thank you!

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Fri Aug 15 19:47:01 1997
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Mon Aug 18 02:45:18 1997
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Beatrice Murdaugh
Query: CENTRE CO.,PENNA - MILLHEIM FRANKENBERGER - STOVER Looking for any info on Henry Frankenberger married to Anna Stover. Lived in Millheim,Center Co.,(Spelling changed on death cert. for son) Penna., son Chauncey C. Frankenberger who was born in Millheim, June 18, 1876. Chauncey married Katie Carson of Philadelphia.,Penna.

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Mon Aug 18 02:48:28 1997
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Beatrice Murdaugh
Query: CENTRE CO.,PENNA - MILLHEIM, FRANKENBERGER - STOVER Looking for any info on Henry Frankenberger married to Anna Stover. Lived in Millheim,Center Co.,(Spelling changed on death cert. for son) Penna., son Chauncey C. Frankenberger who was born in Millheim, June 18, 1876. Chauncey married Katie Carson of Philadelphia.,Penna.

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Mon Aug 18 10:39:54 1997
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Pat Lowery
Query: WAGNER [WAGGONER] [WAGONER] / BAKER / HOWARD TOWNSHIP / 1820-1850 / My ggg-grandfather Mathias WAGNER is listed in HOWARD TOWNSHIP in the 1820 Census. Also listed, two lines above, is a Ross BAKER. About 1838, Mathia's son William married Mary C. BAKER (aka, Catharine BAKER). The question: Was Ross BAKER Catharine's father? In 1860 William and Catharine were living in Liberty Twp. Don't know where they were in 1870; but by 1880, William was living in Montcalm Co., Michigan with his son George and family, and Catharine was living in Mecosta Co., Michigan, with her daughter Elizabeth's family. In what seems more than just coincidence, listed right after Elizabeth's family is the family of a Joseph WAGNER whose wife, it turns out, was Anna BAKER. In 1870, Joseph, Anna and children had been living in Liberty Twp. So were Joseph and William brothers, and Anna and Catharine sisters? Anybody out there who can help me on this? Any other connections to the WAGNER/BAKER lines of CENTRE COUNTY would be much appreciated.

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Mon Aug 18 18:46:23 1997
E-mail:
Boal, Stephen & Boal, Colin
Query: What information is available on the Boal family both in their settling in Centre County and their residence prior to immigrating to the U. S. A.?

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Wed Aug 20 12:14:54 1997
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Annie Mikesell
Query: CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ALPINE CLUB I am looking for information about the PENNSYLVANIA ALPINE CLUB for the years 1920-1935. My father Philip KROUSE of Altoona PA was a member during that time. My cousin has a photo of the club at a lodge designated as "5C43 Lodge Alpine". A group of about 20 people are gathered around picnic tables outside this lodge, and my father and his sister Helen KROUSE are among the group. We cannot identify any other members, and it would be nice if we could, but what we would really like to know is where this lodge is (or was) located. We have other photos of hikers with the notation "Snowshoe PA", on the back, but they do not show this lodge. Can anybody help?

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Fri Aug 22 10:33:09 1997
E-mail:
connie
Query: I am looking for a american indian named john henry strawcutter or maybe henry john strawcutter.his wife was Margaret rauch strawcutter thay lived around 1700to1800 in loganton Pa.Centre or clinton Co. Pa.he would be my great,great,great,great.great grandfather.he was Iroquois,cherokee,blackfoot or sioux I have been trying for weeks trying to find his family tree it would bee great if you could help me find him thank you connie.

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Fri Aug 22 10:36:02 1997
E-mail:
connie
Query: I am looking for a american indian named john henry strawcutter or maybe henry john strawcutter.his wife was Margaret rauch strawcutter thay lived around 1700to1800 in loganton Pa.Centre or clinton Co. Pa.he would be my great,great,great,great.great grandfather.he was Iroquois,cherokee,blackfoot or sioux I have been trying for weeks trying to find his family tree it would bee great if you could help me find him thank you connie.

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Fri Aug 22 10:36:39 1997
E-mail:
connie
Query: I am looking for a american indian named john henry strawcutter or maybe henry john strawcutter.his wife was Margaret rauch strawcutter thay lived around 1700to1800 in loganton Pa.Centre or clinton Co. Pa.he would be my great,great,great,great.great grandfather.he was Iroquois,cherokee,blackfoot or sioux I have been trying for weeks trying to find his family tree it would bee great if you could help me find him thank you connie.

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Sat Aug 23 00:24:17 1997
E-mail:
Tom Pletcher
Query: I want to purchase the book Linn's History of Centre Co.. Does anyone know where I can purchase this book. Sincerely Tom Pletcher

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Sun Aug 24 08:00:13 1997
E-mail:
Fred SHANAHAN SHANNON
Query: Seeking info on SHANAHAN family who left Ireland to Canada and US < first families with Peter Robinson Expedition in 1825 < others followed, some to Canada, some to PA. ----- fshan@northernnet.com < Fred Shanahan Shannon 1331 N W 9th Street Grand Rapids, MINNESOTA 55744

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Sun Aug 24 11:06:04 1997
E-mail:
Sid Drumheiser
Query: SAMUEL and SARAH (YOUNG) LEITZEL, CENTRE CO. PA. Samuel d. 3 May 1863 in battle of Chancellorsville, VA. Looking for Samuel and Sarah's parents. sdrumhe@freenet.columbus.oh.us

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Sun Aug 24 11:07:09 1997
E-mail:
Sid Drumheiser
Query: SAMUEL and SARAH (YOUNG) LEITZEL, CENTRE CO. PA. Samuel d. 3 May 1863 in battle of Chancellorsville, VA. Looking for Samuel and Sarah's parents. sdrumhe@freenet.columbus.oh.us

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Sun Aug 24 15:37:37 1997
E-mail:
Lynne Baer
Query: Looking for information about MARY ELLEN NOLAN. She was born in Bellefonte in Sept. 1870 and is said to have been adopted. Lynne Baer

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Mon Aug 25 09:39:02 1997
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Nancy Thomas Bowser
Query: CENTRE Co.: THOMAS-HIGH(HOCH) I am looking for information on my g-g-grandparents, Jacob THOMAS and Mary HIGH(HOCH). I don't have any information on them except the names of three children: Orlando THOMAS (b.1828 d.1907) md. Elizabeth FRY (lived in Boalsburg,PA), Lewis THOMAS(b.1840 d.?) md.Priscilla J. (lived in Boalsburg , PA), Hannah THOMAS(b.?d.?) md. ? SMITH (lived in Centre Hall). Any information on any of the people above would be greatly appreciated.

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Mon Aug 25 09:49:05 1997
E-mail:
Nancy Thomas Bowser
Query: CENTRE Co. ZETTLE-FYE I am looking for information on my g-grandparents, George C. ZETTLE (b.1820 d.1903) md. Rebecca FYE 9b.1826 d.1902). George was a native of Penns Valley but lived for 39 years on the Wister farm. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Tue Aug 26 07:53:23 1997
E-mail:
JUack Waite
Query: CENTRE COUNTY, BLAIR family, in Bellefonte in 1800s. Includes Amelia, George Calvin, & George Washington BLAIR, Who were their ancestors, where did they come from, & who are other relatives?

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Tue Aug 26 08:29:27 1997
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FLORENCE WYLAND
Query: How may I obtain a list of the burials at the EAGLE WORKS CEMETERY, near Curtin PA. Our ancestors are buried there.

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Tue Aug 26 08:32:09 1997
E-mail:
Florence WYLAND
Query: CENTRE COUNTY WYLAND

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Tue Aug 26 23:05:43 1997
E-mail:
Sharlene KELLEY-THUMA
Query: Looking for my great grandfather's parents & siblings. My great grandfather is David H. BLAIR, born Nov. 1864 PA who married Etta TURNER/FERMAN/TERMAN. Etta was born Aug. 1873 PA. Their children are: Helen, born Aug. 1892 PA, married Floyd BARNHART about 1908 Harry E., born Mar. 1895 PA Charles Leroy, born 05 Apr. 1898 Woodland, PA, married Ethel Irene BABCOCK on 20 May 1926 Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI, died 05 Aug. 1966 Battle Creek, MI Carl Irene Mae, born 15 Mar 1905 Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, married Harry Lorenzo BARNARD on 02 Jan. 1926 Howell, Livingston Co., MI, died 30 Jul. 1976 Charlotte, Eaton Co., MI Walter F, born 16 Nov. 1909 Pittsburg, Allegheny Co., PA, died 08 Jan 1973 David, Etta & their first three children were found on the 1900 federal census in Patten Twp., Centre Co., PA. Don't know where David came from. Will appreciate any info on David & family of origin.

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Wed Aug 27 15:30:04 1997
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Query: I'm searching fot Guy C. Myers B.1846/48 from Centre County PA. Father George maybe and mother Elizabeth maybe.

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Wed Aug 27 17:05:02 1997
E-mail:
William E Shimmel
Query: Looking for descendents of Johann Georg SCHIMMEL. Sketch from Beeks 1898 Biographical Record of Central PA. George W. SHIMMEL. Among the German-born citizens who did so much to develop this section in the pioneer days was George SHIMMEL He was born in 1748, and came from the Fatherland to America in early manhood. Not long after his arrival he was married in Maryland and moved to the wilds of Huntingdon, County, PA., and later to Centre County, PA., where he remained for some time. About the year 1800 (1802 according to "History of Clearfield CO. Pennsylvania" edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich- 1887) he settled near Philipsburg and cleared a farm and built a distillery, which he operated for many years. In his later life he devoted his entire attention to agriculture. An enterprising and able man, he was a prominent figure in his locality. In politics he was a Democrat. He lived to the advanced age of ninety-five, his death occurred in 1843, and his large estate was disposed of in accordance with the provisions of his will. He had twelve children; John, Adam, Lewis, Henry, Philip, George, William, Catherine, Julia A., Susan A., Betsey and Christina. George SHIMMEL was listed as a taxable inhabitant of Bradford township in 1809. In 1810 George SHIMMEL was assessed as having a "stillhouse" in Bradford township. In 1812 George SHIMMEL's "stillhouse" aquired the more dignified title of distillery. The 1830 census lists a George SHIMMEL as the head of a household in Bradford Township, Clearfield County, PA. On 17 October 1831 George 'SHEMMEL' sold 427 acres of land in Bradford township to Richard DURBIN In 1839 he was taxed for 100 acres in Bradford township. The 1840 census lists a George SHIMMEL as the head of a household in Bradford Township, Clearfield County, PA. With 1 male between 80 and 90, 1 female between 20 and 30 and 1 female between 70 and 80. His will was probated 11 May 1847, the largest part of his estate went to son William consisting of the farm in Morris township, with the stipulation that he provide for his mother.

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Thu Aug 28 02:39:52 1997
E-mail:
Paul Bennett
Query: CENTRE COUNTY MALLORY HARRY BERTIN MALLORY BORN 1867

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Fri Aug 29 06:24:44 1997
E-mail:
MARA BOTTORFF MCELMURRAY
Query: CENTRE BOTTORFF BATDORF

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Fri Aug 29 07:10:41 1997
E-mail:
Scott Holland
Query: We are looking for information on Asa Rowe who probably came to USA as a British soldier for the War of 1812 and stayed in the USA. His son was Frederic Rowe who was born in Painted Post NY on Feb 26, 1828. Asa Rowe was married to Hannah Remar. Thanks in advance for any information. Scott Holland

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Fri Aug 29 09:50:02 1997
E-mail:
Vonnie Henninger
Query: Please check my HomePage at -- http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/CASHOME/AGSTAFF/vonnie/sample2.html -- I listed the genealogy for Smith (Centre Hall PA), Spangler (Rebersburg PA), Stover (Rebersburg PA and Aaronsburg PA), Martz (Centre Hall PA), Amm (Loganton PA), Esterline (Loganton and Rebersburg PA). Frequently I add additional information on Centre County families.

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Fri Aug 29 09:51:37 1997
E-mail:
Vonnie Henninger
Query: Please check my HomePage at -- http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/CASHOME/AGSTAFF/vonnie/sample2.html -- I listed the genealogy for Smith (Centre Hall PA), Spangler (Rebersburg PA), Stover (Rebersburg PA and Aaronsburg PA), Martz (Centre Hall PA), Amm (Loganton PA), Esterline (Loganton and Rebersburg PA). Frequently I add additional information on Centre County families.

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Fri Aug 29 15:03:32 1997
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William E Shimmel
Query: Searching for any information on Charles CHARLTON and Jane MILLER who had four daughters, Marn, Verig, Rachel and Janet. Janet, my grandmother, was born Sept. 20, 1887, in Philipsburg. She married William H SHIMEL, about 1904, and they had eight children.

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Fri Aug 29 17:57:29 1997
E-mail:
Alice
Query: Request any information on the Wylands of Bellfonte; especially, Daniel Wyland (Weiland) b. 1822 in Bellfonte and d. 1874. Wife Anastasia Hinton, b. 1824 d. 1872. Any info on the Hintons (of Snow Shoe) would be appreciated as well. Thank you, Alice...

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Fri Aug 29 21:47:13 1997
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Mary Glenn
Query: GLENN, Archibald and Andrew last found on 1787 Barree Twpship tax list. Half brothers, James and John. Other names associated with Glenn are Ferguson, Barren. Both brothers in Bourbon Co., Ky by 1790. Have been trying to trace their marriages and connection to other Glenn brothers who stayed in Pa.

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Sat Aug 30 15:48:40 1997
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Dave Hammaker
Query: CENTRE COUNTY: KUNES/KOONS FAMILY 1790 TO 1840 Looking for any information that would connect Jacob KUNES(1801-1867) to Daniel KOONS, Jr. Was Jacob KUNES a son of Daniel KOONS, Jr. and Hannah RORABAUGH his wife? The 1820 US Census for Centre County shows a Jacob KOONS living next door to Daniel KOONS. Any information appreciated on either Jacob KUNES or the Daniel KOONS family. Thanks.

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Sat Aug 30 15:56:23 1997
E-mail:
Dave Hammaker
Query: CENTRE COUNTY, PA LUCAS FAMILY 1775 to 1850 Looking for information on Hannah LUCAS who married Jacob KUNES circa 1819. Jacob and Hannah(LUCAS) KUNES were living in Spring Township in 1828. According to old family BIBLE Hannah LUCAS was the daughter of Benjamin LUCAS. Looking for information on Benjamin LUCAS and his parents. Hannah (Lucas) Kunes was born circa 1802 and died near Sinnemahoning. Cameron County, PA on May 11, 1863. Any info on LUCAS family in Centre County appreciated. Thanks.

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Sun Aug 31 11:54:27 1997
E-mail:
Myrna Hewitt
Query: DAVIDSON, BROWER, HUGG, LEE, WALKER, RESIDES, LUCAS -- looking to compare data on these names from early 19th century Centre Co. They lived mainly in Union Twp. area.

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Sun Aug 31 14:25:56 1997
E-mail:
Twila Smith
Query: Seeking information on Margaret WILSON? BECK bca. 1775 Pa. d.May 26, 1832 int. Lick Run Presbyterian Cem. Jacksonville, Pa. lived Marion and Walker Twp. Centre Co. wife of Nathaniel BECK. Family records indicate maiden name WILSON. seeking proof of maiden name and parents names, place of birth. A Thomas WILSON was a settler in area as early as 1785. Was he related to Margaret Wilson? Beck. 7th child of Nathaniel and Margaret BECK was named Wilson BECK. Seeking information on descendants of Nathaniel and Margaret BECK. Some of descendants moved to Clarion county, Pa.

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Sun Aug 31 14:37:13 1997
E-mail:
Twila Smith
Query: Seeking information on ancestry of Jane SMYTH b. 1779 Ulster, Ireland m.probably in Ireland? Hugh NEIL b.1776 in Ireland. Hugh and Jane NEIL lived in Walker Twp.Centre county by 1806 later moved to Clarion county where they died. Parents of Hugh NEIL in family records indicate them to be John Neil and Sannie McCaw. Seeking proof of Hugh NEIL's ancestry. Who was John SMYTH or SMITH in Centre county? Where and when did he die? family?

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Sun Aug 31 18:56:34 1997
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Marsha Vedder
Query: Searching for descendants, siblings, parents anything, Margreta STRUNK that married John SEYLER. They were in the Centre county area 1850-1860's. Would like to correspond with other cousins of this family. TIA Marsha Vedder

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