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The HARSHBARGER 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 HARSHBARGER. 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).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Harshbarger family.

There are 9 first-name entries for Harshberger 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' Harshbarger neighbors in 1890:

BELLEFONTE Borough:

Catherine Harshberger--101 N. Allegheny
Hezekiah H. Harshberger, 42, attorney--116 N. Penn
	Julia C.
	Ralph C. 6
	James B. 2

BOGGS Township:

James, 22, laborer--Milesburg

HARRIS Township:

Hettie Harshberger--Boalsburg

MILESBURG Borough:

Zachariah Harshberger, 46, liveryman
	Jennie E.
	Maud A.
	Elsie M.

PENN Township:

John Harshberger, 53, farmer--Millheim
	Mary M.
	Kate V.
	Francis A. 12
	Edwin B. 9

PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Charles T. Hershberger, 40, carpenter--Laurel St.
	Anna M.
	Bertha B.
	Magdelina
	Lula F.
	Eleanor

POTTER Township:

Abraham Harshberger, 62--Linden Hall
	Mary M.
	Elmer A. 24
	David E. 20
	John L. 17
	Lottie M.

SNOW SHOE Township:

John H. Harshberger, 46, laborer--Moshannon
	Gertrude
	Ida M.
	Maude E.
	Ivie B.
	Robert L. 2

SPRING Township:

Charles Harshberger, 18--Zion

WALKER Township:

David Harshberger, 56, farmer--Hublersburg
	Anna M.
	James F. 19
	Florence M.
William H. Harshberger, 20, laborer--Hublersburg

WORTH Township:

Samuel Harshberger, 39, physician--Port Matilda
	Frances
	Walter 5
	Ufene 3
	Leora