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The Glenn 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 Glenn. 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).

Three books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Glenn family. They are: James Johnston Glenn's An Autobiography (1979), Jacqueline Glenn Hildebrand's The Descendants of Jeremiah Glenn (19--). and A. Y. Straw's The Glenn Family: Taken from the Public Spirit, Clearfield, Pa., November 26, 1897 (1897).

There are 32 different first-name entries for Glenn 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' GLENN neighbors in 1890:


David M., 58, U.S. store keeper--36 Reynolds Ave.
	Anna C.
William, 25, laborer--101 Willowbank

In BENNER Township:

Robert, 56, farmer
	Grace A.

In COLLEGE Township:

Andrew B., 54, farmer--Lemont
	Harry 23
	Effie B.
	George 16
	Thomas 15
Budd, 25, laborer--State College
Samuel, 42, farmer--Lemont
	Priscilla E.
	Ella M.
	Mary R.
	John 15
	James J. 13
	Edwin 11
	Samuel H. 7
William S., 32, laborer--State College
	Mary E.
	Robert O. 10
	Harold 8
	Bessie B.
	Grove E. 4
	William C. 2
	Thomas 22

In FERGUSON Township:

Hannah--Pine Grove Mills
Robert, 79, farmer--Penna Furnace
	Sarah A.
Sarah M.--Pine Grove Mills

In HOWARD Towsnhip:

A. C., 54, farmer--Mt. Eagle
	Rachel A.
	William D. 18
	Jeremiah 16
	John 14
	Charles 12
	Andrew 10
	Mary C.
	Eddie 8
John, 45, carpenter--Mt. Eagle

In PATTON Township:

Ephraim, 62, farmer--Fillmore
	Mary E.
	Dempster L. 23
	Reuben G. 18

In SNOW SHOE Township:

Michael, 45, miner--Snow Shoe
	Annie E.
	James W. 14
	John C. 14
	Robert R. 10
	Michael J.
	Geneva C.

In SPRING Township:

Charles, 57, photographer--Bellefonte