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The Pletcher 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 Pletcher. 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 Pletcher family: Kathryn Ryback's Descendants of Immigrant Mary () Pletcher and Sons Samuel and Henry Pletcher.

There are several different first-name entries for Pletcher 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' PLETCHER neighbors in 1890:

In HOWARD Borough:

C. H., 36, carpenter
	Silence E.
	Susan V.
	Ellen W.
	Flora M.
	Asbury T. 1
David W., 47, surgeon
	Savilla
	Jennie M.
	Howard W. 18
	James F. 16
	Bessie J.
	Walter B. 12
Henry S., 43, carpenter
	Lide M.
	Alice M.
	Mabel C.
	Eugene M. 6
	Emma R.
Joseph G., 24, laborer
	Annie M.
	Tillie J.
Reuben, 56, carpenter
	Sarah E.
	Carrie M.
	John F. 21
	William H. 18
	Anna M.

In HOWARD Township:

Emanuel, 60, carpenter--Howard
	Edward 22
Henry J., 52, farmer--Howard
	Anna E.
	Ada J.
	F. Milford 14
	C. Ellis 10
Jacob, 65, farmer--Howard
	Mary K.
	Eliza J.
	Channing 17
	Charles E. 13
Lemuel, 35, farmer--Howard
	Bella
	Ella
	Carrie
	Lulu
	Samuel 2
	Lizzie
Michael, 74, farmer--Howard
	Susan J.
	Linn 31
	Laura
	Sallie
	Irene M.
	Charles L. 13
Nathaniel G., 38, farmer--Howard
	Alice S.
	Thomas A. 17
	Lewis R. 11
	Trenna B.
	Herbert R. 2 mos.
Orpha--Mt. Eagle
	Sergius 23
Samuel, 81, farmer--Howard
	Rudolph 41
	Leah
	William B. 29
	Laura
	Israel
Samuel, 63, farmer--Howard
	Sarah E.
	Anna
Theo, 43, farmer--Howard
	Mary A.
	Tacy M.
William, 29, puddler--Howard
	Clara

In LIBERTY Township:

Joseph H., 47, laborer--Blanchard
	Mary A.
	Nina T.
	Hayes A. 12
	Adeline

In WALKER Township:

Alpheus A., 33, agent--Nittany
	Julia
	Alma M.
	Ophelia C.