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The GUNSALLUS 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 GUNSALLUS. 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).

One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals in part with the Gunsallus family. It is: Raymond Martin Bell's The Gunsalus Family also Gonsalus, Gonzales of Oliver Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania (1996).

There are 16 first-name entries for Gunsallus 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' Gunsallus neighbors in 1890:

BELLEFONTE Borough:

Richard, 38, teamster--13 Railroad
	Mary E.
	Rhoda M.
	Birdie S.
	Richard H.

BOGGS Township:

Howard A. Gunsawlus--Milesburg

LIBERTY Township:

David, 57, farmer--Blanchard
	Lydia
	Emma
	Mary S.
	Anna M.
	Joseph T. 14
	Walter S. 9
Ira, 52, farmer--Blanchard
	Abbie
	Zerritt, 21
	Helen I.
	Montie P. 17
	Henry 14
	Wilbur 10
	Alti M.
	Sadie M.
	Jesse B.
	Leander 3
James B., 40, cook--Blanchard
	Malissa 
	Harry E. 14
	Mary E.
	Westley E. 8
	Viola
James W., 56, farmer--Blanchard
	Margaret J.
	William L. 26
	Charles E. 19
	John M. 17
	Mary E.
	George W. 13
	Mary E.
	Thomas L. 7
	Oda H.
John, 66, farmer--Blanchard
	Martha
	Frank 34
	Joseph 20
	Hattie C.
	Elvey E. 10
Robert A., 29, farmer--Blanchard
	Jane E.
	Elizabeth M.
William H., 30, laborer--Blanchard
	Blanche E.
	James D. 3 mos.

PATTON Township:

Simon, 28--Benore
	Mary

SNOW SHOE Township:

Lachary Gunsalius, 43, miner--Snow Shoe
	Eliza A.
Michael N. Gunsalius, 19, miner--Snow Shoe
	Ottie S. 17
	Franklin P. 13
John, 53, laborer--Snow Shoe
	Camellia
	Harry 17
	Ruth
	Edith
Ruth--Snow Shoe