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The GROVE 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 GROVE. 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 Grove family. They are: Elmer Leonidas Denniston's Genealogy of the Stukey, Ream, Grove, Clem, and Denniston Families (Harrisburg, Pa., 1939), Edgar J. Grove's A History of the Grove Family (1977) and Oscar John Rishel's The Grove Family a History (1965).

There are 24 different first-name entries for Grove 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' GROVE neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

James B., 52, saddler--116 S. Spring
	Anna M.

In BENNER Township:

John W., 28, laborer--Bellefonte
	Susan A.
	George W. 2
	Etta
William, 50, farmer--Bellefonte
	Sarah
	John F. 22
	Annie H.
	Sarah E.
	William H. 4 mos.

In COLLEGE Township:

James M., 30, laborer--Lemont
	Annie E.
	Harry F. 3
Michael, 68, farmer--Lemont
	Eva
	Daniel 34
	Julia A.
Nathan, 32, laborer--Lemont
	Mahala A.
	Maud E.
	William L. 4
	David C. 24
	Carrie E.
William, 65, farmer--Lemont
	Rosetta
	Howard E. 21
William E., 34, farmer--Lemont
	Annie E.
	Willis A. 10
	Harrie E. 9
	Oran L. 7

In FERGUSON Township:

Alfred C., farmer--Pine Grove Mills

In GREGG Township:

James P., 44, farmer--Farmers Mills
	Rachael K.
	Blanchard 13
	Flora B.
	Bertha
John, 63, lumberman--Spring Mills
	Margaret
	Hiriam 25
	Harry 18
John, 63, lumberman--Spring Mills
	Henry 18

In HARRIS Township:

Martin, 82, retired--Boalsburg
	Catharine
Samuel, 38, farmer--Boalsburg
	Mary
	Edith C.
	Sidney R. 14
	William 11
	Blanche E.

In HUSTON Township:

Ellen--Julian

In MARION Township:

Daniel C., 35, farmer--Bellefonte
	Leah
	Michael H. 23
	Leah E.
	Sarah
	Franklin C. 10
	Hiram R. 7

In MILESBURG Borough:

William C., 51, physician
	Hannah E.
	Edward W. 12
	Julia C.

In MILLHEIM Borough:

Adam Y., 18
Emanuel, 28, laborer
	Clara
	Herbert F. 2
	Clarence 4 mos.

In PENN Township:

William H., 22, laborer--Coburn

In POTTER Township:

Thomas, 45--Spring Mills
	Emma P.
	Annie
	Whitmer 17
	Arthur M. 12
	Earl M. 9
	Mary M.

In RUSH Township:

Alonzo, 22, laborer--Philipsburg
	Adam M.
	Benjamin 1
Frank M. 25--Philipsburg
	Catharine E.