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The LEITZEL 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 Leitzel. 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).

There are no books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte that apparently deal in part with the Leitzel family.

There are eight first-name entries for Leitzell/Lytzel 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' Leitzel neighbors in 1890:

GREGG Township:

James Jr., 34, laborer--Spring Mills
	Amanda C.
	Charles R. 5
	Paul J. 3
	Samuel L. 8
James M., 49, carpenter--Spring Mills
	Catharine
	Peter W. 15
Kate--Spring Mills
	Lena D.
Samuel, 59, gilder--Spring Mills
	William 19

HAINES Township:

Joseph, 55, laborer--Fiedler
	Sarah
Noah, 51, laborer--Poe Mills
	Sarah I.
	Mary M.
	Annie J.
	Forrest E. 13
	Lottie E.

HARRIS Township:

Harry H., 15--Linden Hall

MILES Township:

Aaron, 71, retired--Rebersburg
	Lavinia

MILLHEIM Borough:

Harry H., 28, jeweler
	Lula
	Glenn W., 2
	Paul A. 9 mos.
	Ruth L.
Philip P., 36, teamster
	Lydia R.
	Maggie L.
	Frederick T. 6

PATTON Township:

Margaret--Buffalo Run
	Eva
Samuel, 19, laborer--Benore
William, 45, laborer--Buffalo Run
	Kate
	John 12
	Anna E.
	Mary 
	Edna

SPRING Township:

Benjamin F., 37, laborer--Bellefonte
	Emma P.
	Esther S.
	Elwood J. 12
	Samuel E. 10
	Stuart 8
	Miles 4