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The Love 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 Love. 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 that apparently deals in part with the Love family. It is: Sara Hinckley's The Family of Samuel & Jean Love Wilson: from Ardstraw, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Moved to Penns Valley, Potter Twsp., Centre Co., Pa. in 1791, until 1801, when They Became Settlers of the Brush Run Settlement, Clarion Twp., Clarion Co., Pa. (Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1984).

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

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

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

John G., 46, attorney--41 E. Linn
	Nellie M.

In BENNER Township:

William, 65, laborer--Bellefonte
	Annie M.

In CENTRE HALL Borough:

Elizabeth H.
	Flora W.

In COLLEGE Township:

Ellen J.--Lemont
Mary E.--State College

In PATTON Township:

David, 26, engineer--Benore
	Kate
	Samuel 4
	David 3
	Minnie
	Nannie
John, 53, laborer--Benore
	Mary A.
Nora--Benore
	Martin 40
	Nancy
	Sarah M.
	Edward F. 13

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Samuel, 13--Pine St.

In POTTER Township:

Maggie E.--Tusseyville
	Cora M.
	Clemin 6
	Wilmie
Oliver K., 51, carpenter--Tusseyville
	Elizabeth
	Catherine N.
Sarah A.--Potters Mills

In RUSH Township:

James, 36, laborer--Philipsburg
	Minnie B.
	James 14
	Florence
	Minnie

In SPRING Township:

David, 58, laborer--Bellefonte
	Anna I.
	Margaret J.
	John A. 19
	Maud E.
	Clyde C. 12
	Thomas W. 10
	George H. 6
John D., 30, laborer--Bellefonte
	Elizabeth
	Edward 8
	William C. 4
	Mary
Thomas J., 25, laborer--Axemann
	Rosa A.

In WALKER Township:

Mary--Zion
Thomas, 62--Zion
	Mary A.
	John 21
	Annie E.
	James 11