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The DUNKLE 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 DUNKLE. 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 with the Dunkle family. They are: Helen Dunkle's The Family History Book: A Genealogical Record and Helen Dunkle's John, James and David Ross Family of Centre County: A Genealogical Record.

There are 15 different first-name entries for Dunkle in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

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

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Thomas J., 42, merchant--16 N. Penn
	Elizabeth M.
	Robert H. 3
	Malcomb B. 4 mos.
	Alice M.

In BENNER Township:

Catharine

In CENTRE HALL Borough:

Sarah J.

In COLLEGE Township:

Herbert E., 18, carpenter--State College

In GREGG Township:

David E., 27, laborer--Spring Mills
	Mary J.
	James T.
	Henry T. 4
	Elizabeth R.

In HAINES Township:

Jacob, 36, farmer--Coburn
	Rebecca
	Harry 16
	Emma E.

In HOWARD Borough:

Amos M., 38, carpenter
	Mary E.
	Lotte R. 7	
	Tessie G.

In HOWARD Township:

Joseph I., 33, laborer--Mt. Eagle
	Florence
	Maud

In POTTER Township:

John, 21--Potters Mills
	Mary
	Elsie

In SPRING Township:

Andrew, 36, laborer--Bellefonte
Anna M.--Bellefonte
Lewis G., 40, farmer--Bellefonte
	Katherine
	Charles 11
	Sarh M.
	William K. 7

In WALKER Township:

David, 63, farmer--Hublersburg
	Harriet
	Harry D. 25
	Frances M.
	Curtis M. 19
Jacob, 61, farmer--Hublersburg
	Mary F.
John T., 49, farmer--Hublersburg
	Martha R.
	Daniel M., 22
	Joseph H. 17
	Martha R.
	John T. 12
	Mary L.
	Elias O.