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The HARTER 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 HARTER. 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 with the Harter family: Mary McClellan Harter's Harter History.

There are 23 different first-name entries for Harter 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' HARTER neighbors in 1890:

In CENTRE HALL Borough:

Aaron H., 39, engineer
	Carrie A.
	Charles L. 10
	Willie B. 7
	Harry L. 4

In GREGG Township:

Ezra C., 28, farmer--Spring Mills
	Minnie E.
	Hannah R.
Samuel, 57, farmer--Spring Mills
	Lydia A.

In LIBERTY Township:

William I., 36, manufacturer--Blanchard
	Alice M.

In MARION Township:

Andrew, 67, farmer--Bellefonte
	Susan
	Jacob A. 35
	Harry E. 17
	Albert 14
	Cora
	Edna
Clemmon, 19--Bellefonte
Daniel, 50, laborer--Walker
	Walter D. 22
	Bessie
	Alice S.
	Harry E. 25
	Margaret A.
	Oneda K.
	Leon E. 4 mos.
David, 55, farmer--Bellefonte
	Lucy A.
	Ollie 8
	Calvin M. 30
	Amanda
	Charles N. 2
George, 16--Bellefonte
George M., 26, farmer--Walker
	Susan F.
	John R. 3
	Caroline K.

In MILES Township:

Daniel, 52, laborer--Wolfs Store
	Abigail
	Rosa
Emmanuel, 59, farmer--Rebersburg
	Elvina
	Sallie P.
	Samuel 24
John W., 35, clerk--Rebersburg
	Ida A.
Louisa--Rebersburg

In MILLHEIM Borough:

Absalom, 51, contractor
	Catharine
	George A. 26
Adam T., 25, cabinetmaker
	Minnie
	Freddie F. 2
Andrew J., 44, tanner
	Mary H.
	George H. 11
Ann Maria
John F., 33, dentist
	Lotta H.
	Sadie
	Jessie M.
John M., 57, dentist
	Ezra C. 17
Jonathan, 54, undertaker
	Susan
	Ada M.
Sarah M.
Theressa S.
	Robert E. 21
	Harry 2

In PENN Township:

Absalom, 53, autioneer--Millheim
	Carrie A.
	Morgan E. 6
George W., 46, farmer--Millheim
	Harriet A.
	Susan E.
	Mary E.
	Boyd F. 6
	George A. 1
Jacob M., 43, farmer--Coburn
	Susan C.
	Andrew M. 19
	Forrest E. 15
	Mary C.
	Harry W. 8
	Charles 5
	John B. 3
	Lydia A.
Lillie--Sober
Reuben, 52, farmer--Coburn
	Mary
	Anna E.
	Mazie
	Benjamin 31
	Stuart O. 4
	Randall A. 6

In POTTER Township:

George M., 46, miller--Centre Hill
	Sarah
	Ephraim C. 23
	Anna
	Sarah V.