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The BIERLY Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on BIERLY. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Bierly family. They are: Larry Boob's The Ancestors of Bernard and Lulu Stover (1977), and Helen Glossner Shuman's The Bierly Family (19--).

There are 44 different first-name entries for Bierly in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' Bierly neighbors in 1890:

In BOGGS Township:

Nathaniel Bierley, 46, retired--Milesburg
	Ellen
	Lemuel 31
Robert, 53, wagonmaker--Milesburg
	Hannah
	Laura
	Albert 19
	Ellis 16

In MILES Township:

Ammerman, 19--Wolf's Store
Charles, 50, farmer--Rebersburg
	Mary
	Warren 21
	Charles H. 14
	Lowell S. 12
	Orpha C.
Fairy E.--Rebersburg
	Grover C. 2
Joseph, 57, farmer--Rebersburg
	Julia
	Alvina
Joseph, 59, laborer--Madisonburg
	Susan
	Annie S.
	Katie I.
	James E. 12
	Alma
Lydia--Rebersburg
Mary A.--Rebersburg
	Daisy I.
Melchoir, 75, blacksmith--Rebersburg
	Catherine
Reuben, 47, carpenter--Rebersburg
	Pauline
	Sallie J.
	Willie F. 17
	Charles C. 15
	Curtis M. 11
	Samuel 8
Thomas M., 55, mason--Wolf's Store
	Sybilla
	David M. 15
	Naomi E.
Titus P., 14--Rebersburg
William, 71, farmer--Rebersburg
	Elvina

In MILLHEIM Borough:

George W. Bierley, 68, farmer

In SPRING Township:

Louisa B. Beirly--Bellefonte
	Jonathan M.
	Thomas F. 15