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The LEWIS Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week.

This column's focus is on LEWIS. 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 deal at some length with this family.

There are 10 different first-name entries for Lewis in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the Lewis name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' LEWIS neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE BOROUGH:

Rebecca--318 E. Bishop

In COLLEGE TOWNSHIP:

Oliver L., 19--State College

In PHILIPSBURG BOROUGH:

Martin G., 46, laborer--9th St.
	Ella M.
	Harry O. 14
	Murray R. 11
	Eriel B. 3
Polly E.--7th St.
Thomas, 33, laborer--10th St.
	Margaret A.
	Ardella B.

In RUSH TOWNSHIP:

William, 48, laborer--Philipsburg
	George H. 16
	Frederick W. 13

In SNOW SHOE TOWNSHIP:

Edward L., 43, laborer--Snow Shoe
	Annie M.
	Binnie
	Minnie
	William O. 12
	Fountain C. 10
	Nevin L. 8
	Laura E.
	James A. 3
Eliza J.--Snow Shoe
	Mary

In SPRING TOWNSHIP:

John, 17, laborer--Bellefonte

In TAYLOR TOWNSHIP:

Grace--Port Matilda
Miles, 47, farmer--Olivia
	Eliza
	George 21
	Henry 17
	Laura
	Elmer 11
	Blair 8
	Sarah
Samuel, 66, laborer--Port Matilda
	Ellen
	Isabella
	Sanford 21
	Samuel 20

In WORTH TOWNSHIP:

Carrie--Port Matilda
	Freda
	Edgar K. 1
William, 75, laborer--Port Matilda
	Annie E.
	Orlando 16
William M., 29, laborer--Port Matilda