Centre County, Pa., Queries, Dec. 1997

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Mon Dec 1 13:37:06 1997
E-mail:
Joanne Elliott
Query: Centre County ~ SWYERS/SWIERS Looking for any information on the SWYERS/SWIERS families that lived in the Townships of Milesburg, Boggs & Penn in 1860. Thank you.

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Tue Dec 2 12:33:20 1997
E-mail:
Jeffrey L. Tate
Query: Query: looking for info on TATE, mainly David & A.J. family

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Tue Dec 2 22:14:55 1997
E-mail:
Chad Stanford
Query: A migration road was established in 1803 from Bellefonte to Meadville. It was in service for about eleven years. Does anyone know anything about it and is it the same as the Bellefonte and Meadville Turnpike? Thankyou.

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Wed Dec 3 05:07:51 1997
E-mail:
Tom Novak
Query: I am looking for ISABELLA GIBSON and other members of the GIBSON family. The GIBSON`S immigrated from Scotland and lived in Phillipsburg. Isabella married RICHARD HENRY GLENN in Frugality, PA on Dec. 12, 1898. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Thu Dec 4 17:08:01 1997
E-mail:
Charles E. HEFFNER
Query: CENTRE Co., PA "SMETZLER" Searching for any information on this SMETZLER family: William SMETZLER b. Abt 1820 , was a farm labor. Wife - Susannah b. Abt 1822 Children (5) and all girls: Sarah E. b. Abt 1843, Eliza J. b. Abt 1847, Anna M. b. Abt 1852, Alice Rebecca b. Abt 1856, and Florence b. Abt 1858. Everyone was born in PA. On 18 June 1860 they lived in Center Hill, Potter Twp., Centre Co., PA. Thank You & Happy Holidays.

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Thu Dec 4 20:55:14 1997
E-mail:
kim
Query: William Wilson Beck (aka Wilson Beck) Mariah Snyder Peter Snyder

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Fri Dec 5 00:12:01 1997
E-mail:
William L. Slager
Query: LAUDENSLAGER: Seeking any information about Anna M. LAUDENSLAGER born 18 Jan 1857 in Lancaster county, Pa. Her parents were Gottlieb LAUDENSLAGER and Catherine CLAIR last living in Springfield, Ohio. Anna was a seamstress and tailoress who came from Springfield and lived in Henrysburg(now Rebersburg) in 1887. Dont know her husbands name or if she was married.

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Fri Dec 5 15:04:45 1997
E-mail:
Stephen Strickland Showers
Query: CENTRE COUNTY. STRICKLAND WOLF(E)

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Fri Dec 5 20:26:26 1997
E-mail:
c finley
Query: Looking for the name Karstetter ( Kirstetter, Kerstetter.Kirstetler, Cirsteler, any of various similar sounding names) Particularly Sebastion Karstetter, any parents, siblings etc. I seem to be stuck around 1820 - 1840. His son and grandson migrated to OH, then IN and homesteaded in WI . Any help would be appreciated!

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Sat Dec 6 13:27:36 1997
E-mail:
R. Fred Houts
Query: SMITH/GARBRICK. Margaret Bella "Marjorie" Smith, born 28 May 1852, Spring Twp, died 6 June 1901, buried Jacksonville, Marion Twp., married 30 Dec 1870 @ Howard to Jacob GARBRICK, Jr. (1850- 1928), son of Jacob and Hannah (ZIEGLER) GARBRICK, Sr. Who were Margaret's parents?

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Tue Dec 9 11:40:06 1997
E-mail:
Daniel Charles Fay
Query: John Burris Fay b.17 June 1833 Centre Co. Pa. d.17 March 1879 Louisville Ky. married. 27 April 1858 to Mary Jane Baker-b.30 Jan 1843, Salem, Marion Co. Ill.- AKA Mollie B. Southwick-interned Cave Hill Cemetary, Louisville, Ky. Lot.92 Sect. 5 Bio. Left fatherless at ~1 or 10 yrs. of age (1844). Mother remarried to Phillip Harpst citizen of Meadville, Pa. Moved to Meadville Pa. ~1839 w/ parents 1845/46 began appreticeship in printing trade w/ the "Gazette" published by L.L. Lord which became the "Crawford Journal". Moved to the "Cussewago Chronicle" started by George Youngson until it ceased publication. Started "Spirit of the Age" w/ Harper Mitchell predecessor of the "Meadville Republican". Employed w/ the "Crawford Democrat" and "Crawford Journal" until 1858. Learned photography business, very skilled and successful. Aug. 1862- Recuited Co. "C", 150th regiment, Pa. volunteers. Elected Captain. Appointed "Brigade Inspector", served until battle of Chancellorville. With health fading, transferred to "Invalid Corps" until end of "Civil War".Discharged, moved to Dayton, Ohio. Started "Steam laundry and gentlemen's furnishings goods". Business failed. Saved money and started photo business in Louisville, Ky. Mother resided in Meadville. "Fay's Gallery- No. 118 4th Ave. Louisville, Ky. "J.B. Fay's Ferrotype Gallery 74 4th St. Louisville,Ky. Membership's: Boone Lodge No. 1, I.O. of O.F. of Louisville,Ky. Masonic Fraternity Lodge of Odd Fellows Fall City Lodge #386

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Wed Dec 10 10:16:38 1997
E-mail:
Sue Brunot
Query: WOLESLAGLE, STERE- Looking for information on my GGG-Grand- parents, PHILIP WOLESLAGLE b. 1825 Martha Furnace d. 1904 Martinsburg, WV. and PATIENCE STERE b. 1825 Huston Twp. Centre Co., d. 1880 Cambria Co. After their marriage, the moved first to Clearfield Co. and then on to Cambria Co. After Patience died, Phillip married Elizabeth Catherine Blanck and moved to Berkeley Co., WV. Philip's parents were ABRAHAM WOLESLAGLE (possibly spelled WILLISLAGLE) and ______Barto. Wondering if they had any connection to the GRUBBS family? Any information is welcomed.

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Sat Dec 13 03:28:36 1997
E-mail:
Rob Hinkin
Query: HINKIN Centre county Hi, I am interested in any info on my surname HINKIN in Centre county. Thanks, Rob Hinkin

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Sat Dec 13 19:09:47 1997
E-mail:
Jan Blankenship
Query: county: Centre looking for info on BECK. Looking for info on William Boyd BECK and his wife Sara Ann PENNINGTON or their descendents.Thank you

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Sat Dec 13 19:13:17 1997
E-mail:
Jan Blankenship
Query: county: Centre. looking for info on BECK family. I am a descendent of Wilson W BECK. Please e-mail me at jblank5000@aol.com I don't know how to get the e-mail addresses on this website if anyone can help, please e-mail me

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Sun Dec 14 21:12:32 1997
E-mail:
Mike Walker
Query: CENTRE CO. - WALKER, TAYLOR, HINTON, LUCAS, ASKEY, BAKER, STEVENSON - Looking for information on ancestors. William Walker married Rebecca Hinton, daughter of Isaac and Margret Lucas, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Askey, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Baker, daughter of Robert and Francis Stevenson. Most other info missing. Any help would be appreciated. Michael K Walker, mkwalker @juno.com

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Mon Dec 15 14:57:48 1997
E-mail:
Bruce Towers
Query: TOWERS - Frederick Towers, born circa 1846 in Calais, Maine. Married Amy Trimble in Calais sometime between 1871 and 1880 and removed to Driftwood, Pennsylvania. Frederick and Amy had one infant son, Edward, who died in infancy and is buried in Driftwood. No further information is available, though the subsequent proliferation of Towers in the counties surrounding Cameron County can't be soley attributable to his brother, George, who also relocated to Cameron County. I suspect that Frederick relocated to one of the surrounding counties. Any and All information would be appreciated.

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Wed Dec 17 09:03:59 1997
E-mail:
Carol Updegraff
Query: In the BLANCHARD/EAGLEVILLE/MARSH CREEK/ BEECH CREEK area: Looking for COURTER, CLARK, POTTS, SMITH, KUNES, STULL, BITNER, JOHNSON, RIDGE, ROGERS, CHATHAM, QUIGGLE, BECHDEL, RORABAUGH, WENSEL, NESTLEROAD/NESTLERODE. Any of these families or any related families, especially before 1850. ALso interested in the history of how the first settlers came to this area. Any resources you could recommend other than county histories ?

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Wed Dec 17 09:08:51 1997
E-mail:
CAROL UPDEGRAFF
Query: In the UNIONVILLE area: Looking for any information on the following families: BAUDER, FINCH, STEINHILPER/STEINHELPER, WATSON.

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Wed Dec 17 09:14:45 1997
E-mail:
Carol Updegraff
Query: In the CENTRE HALL area: Looking for any information about the BAUDER family. There was apparently a rift in the family, cause unknown, which prevented information to be passed on to the family. Especially looking for any siblings and/or ancestors of CHARLES WILLIAM BAUDER, born in CENTRE HALL 22 April 1868, father may have been JOHN BAUDER, mother JANE ELLEN or ELLEN JANE WATSON. May not have been legally married.

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Wed Dec 17 16:23:50 1997
E-mail:
Doug Knox
Query: JOHN KNOX born @1797 in Pennsylvania. Married Nancy BITNER around 1823 in Howard Twp. John appears in the 1820 Centre County census, moved to OH around 1826. Johns father has proved to be very elusive. Any info greatly appreciated.

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Fri Dec 19 06:33:09 1997
E-mail:
Jere S. Keefer
Query: McCARTHY. Seek data on a Charles McCarthy, born Ireland and believed to have lived in Marion Twp., Centre Co., PA. He had a son, Joseph Frances McCarthy born 1868, Marion Twp. who ran away from home at a young age and changed his name to Thomas Edward Frank.

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Fri Dec 19 11:52:00 1997
E-mail:
Barbara Long Emery
Query: Centre County Query - MCCLELLAND, MCKNIGHT, HANNAH, FLENNIKEN, DOWLIN, HART Seeking info. re. Andrew MCCLELLAND d. bef. 7 Mar. 1815 Greene Co., Pa. m. Mary MCKNIGHT. Their issue: Robert b. 1755 d. 1834 Hannah b. 1857 d. 1838 m. John FLENNIKEN James M. b. 1760 d. abt. 1809 m. #1. Sarah HANNAH, #2 Caroline GRAY John b. 1763 d. abt. 1835 m. Mary DOWLIN Andrew b. 1765 William b. 1769 Francis b. 1771 d. 1826 m. Eleanor HART Mary b. 1775 d. 1862 m. John Flenniken Believe the MCCLELLANDS were in Lancaster Co. and then Centre Co. prior to settling in Greene Co., Pa. Thank you. Barbara Long Emery, Willard, Ohio

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Sat Dec 20 10:34:00 1997
E-mail:
Wendi Baier
Query: CENTRE: FLEGAL, WALKER, SHOPE, SMEAL,

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Sat Dec 20 16:49:39 1997
E-mail:
Revae Leppanen
Query: CENTRE COUNTY: KIRK, BALT Information is needed on Michael Kirk married to Christina Balt ca 1781. Both died in Pennsylvania, probably Centre Co., Michael between 1810- 1815. Their son, William, born Oct. 15, 1795 in Centre Co. His siblings were:Jacob born 1781, George 1788, and Joseph 1805. Any data on this family will be a godsend. Revae Leppanen

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Mon Dec 22 06:11:00 1997
E-mail:
Alyce Smith
Query: Centre County - HUNT, Ephraim James, b. 8 Dec 1842, Lewistown, PA. In 1850 census he is 8 yr. old living with the Benneville BENJAMIN family. His supposed parents were Joseph D. & Margaret(BAILEY)HUNT. Have not been able to find any records of the parents in Mifflin Co. Is there any record of a BAILEY family in Centre Co. ca. 1840 that may have had a dau Margaret BAILEY HUNT who d. before 1850. Thank you for your assistance.

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Mon Dec 22 23:46:30 1997
E-mail:
Bruce Waite
Query: I'm looking for info on the surname Waite. Two brothers from the British army possibly named Andrew and James settled in the Mohawk Valley area following the revolutionary war. Any ideas? Thanx.

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Tue Dec 23 20:27:29 1997
E-mail:
Joseph P. Rhein
Query: I am searching for information on John McKinney, born 1788, married to Mary M. Emerick, born May 3, 1791, who sold their farm in BERKS COUNTY and moved to Walker Township, CENTER COUNTY around 1824. They later moved to Leatherwood in CLARION COUNTY.

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Thu Dec 25 21:57:17 1997
E-mail:
Mike Conaway
Query: CENTRE CO. QUERY CONAWAY I am looking for information concerning John CONAWAY who lived in Snow Shoe, PA. He died while residing there. His date of death was 1/9/86. I believe it is possible his father Gideon CONAWAY may have also resided in CENTRE Co. Any information about these families would be greatly appreciated

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Sat Dec 27 15:07:14 1997
E-mail:
Tim Rodabaugh
Query: CENTRE COUNTY QUERY-- RODABAUGH/RAUDABAUGH I am researching the RODABAUGH/RAUDABAUGH families of early Centre Co., Pa. I am descended from Peter and Elizabeth MILLER RODABAUGH/RAUDABAUGH. Peter was married twice, first to Elizabeth MILLER, second to Susanna LAMEY. He fathered twelve children altogether. Six by each wife. My great great grandfather was Benjamin Franklin RODABAUGH. If anyone has ties or family information that they would be interested in sharing please let me know. Thank you very much, Tim Rodabaugh

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Sat Dec 27 16:15:30 1997
E-mail:
V. Staufer
Query: GINGERY - Looking for information on DAVID & CATHERINE GINGERY. DAVID GINGERY was born Feb. 20, 1828 and died Apr. 6, 1914. Buried in Evangelical Cemetary, Tylersville, PA. He was a member of Co. E, 184th Regt., PA Vol. Inf. Rank: PVT. Am looking for information about his parents. He is believed to have been Native American Indian. Any information will help.

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Sun Dec 28 15:41:15 1997
E-mail:
Ralph Nearhoof Jr.
Query: I am researching all NEARHOOF lines and would appreciate hearing from anyone related to the NEARHOOF FAMILY. Looking for family of JOSHUA BECK that married Eliza Nearhoof bn 1833; family of EPHRAHIM LEWIS that married Catherine Nearhoof bn 1838; family of JACOB RIDER that married Mary Nearhoof; family of JOHN WEAVER that married Nancy Nearhoof Nov 1849. Interested in family of GEORGE CRANE who died Jan 1859 and marrried Mary Nearhoof bn 1791. Also ALEXANDER BRATTON who married Margaret Nearhoof. Thank you if you can and are willing to help.

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Mon Dec 29 11:13:20 1997
E-mail:
Pattee
Query: BELLEFONTE, CENTRE CO.: COOKE/COOK, HARRIS, RANKIN, AMMERMAN, TEGGE, LYTLE, EAKIN My great grandfather Charles Franklin Cook was a banker and postmaster in Bellefonte. He managed property for the Ammermans. Mrs. Ammerman was his Aunt, a Cooke. My grandmother Abbie M.Cook was born in Bellefontein 1889. Her sister, Eleanor Cook McDowell passed away in recent years, also from Bellefonte. Most of the relatives are buried in the Bellefonte Cemetary. We have lost all touch with cousins. Anyone who is either related to one of these family lines or knows someone with one of these last names: please help connect me to them! I am willing to share family history stories with them. While I am not related to the Marshalls, Charles F. Cook married a Marshall a second time and so my grandmother was raised by, and loved the Marshall's. They may also be able to help.

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Mon Dec 29 12:17:15 1997
E-mail:
Pattee
Query: See above entries: RANKIN from Franklin Co, Penn's Valley at Centre Hill, near Potters Mills,; Spruce Creek Valley near line between Centre and Huntingdon Co., Milesburg and Bellefonte.Rock Springs, PA BLAIR; from NJ to Spruce Creek Valley, Centre co., also Milesburg. and Penn's Valley, P. EAKINS: from Porter or Potter Township, Clinton Co., PA; Haines Twnshp, PA to Penn's Valley, Pa. DAVIS: from NJ to Potter Twnshp, Centre Co., PA and Haines Twnshp, PA? All circa 1700's-late 1800's.

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Mon Dec 29 14:03:29 1997
E-mail:
JUDY ISLEY
Query: DOING RESEARCH ON THE SWARTZ FAMILY FROM CENTRE COUNTY. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.

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Tue Dec 30 09:25:31 1997
E-mail:
William J Scheidegger
Query: CENTRE CO., TIBBENS, BOOP. I would like to contact any one researching the TIBBENS family. My g-grandmother was ELIZA TIBBENS, born unknown county, PA abt 1828, married JACOB BOOB in 1847, Union Co. Moved to ILL in 1858, then to Nebraska in 1870. She died abt 1891 in Richarsdon Co., Nebraska. I understand there might have been TIBBENS in CENTER CO. in that time period.

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Tue Dec 30 16:02:42 1997
E-mail:
Jean M BRUCE
Query: Thomas Potter YOUNG 1829-1884 was the father of my paternal grandmother. His parents were John Thomas YOUNG, born 06 Oct 1799 Aaronsburg, died 21 Jan 1856 Centre Hill, and Catherine born circa 1800 and died after 1862. Other children were, William G., Perry K., Richard, John A., and Amelia who married Henry SNAVELY. If anyone has information on Catherine or any of the other sons Iwould be glad to share. Thank you

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Wed Dec 31 11:57:44 1997
E-mail:
Robert Shannon
Query: CENTRE COUNTY STEPHENSON I am liking for information on John (T?) STEPHENSON, b. abt 1749, reportedly served in Revolutionary War, definitely moved from East Pennsborough Twp in Cumberland Co., PA to Centre Co in 1795 and died there 7 Jul 1835. Parents' and wife's name unknown. Children were Thomas, b. 3 Mar 1787, served in War of 1812, and d. 26 Fb 1878, Elizabeth, Sarah, Jane, Isabella, Esther and John. Any help will ne greatly appreciated. Happy hunting, Bob Shannon

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