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The Reese 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 Reese. 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 apparently deal specifically with the Reese family.

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

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

In BOGGS Township:

Charles P., 30, farmer--Milesburg
	Minnie
	McClellan 4
Joseph, 26, laborer--Milesburg
	Harry 23
	James 26

In MILESBURG Borough:

David B., 67, tanner
	Anna
	Josephine
	Sarah
	Walter 8

In PATTON Township:

Elizabeth--Julian
	Emma

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Silas A., 49--Ninth St.
	Kate A.
	Paul T. 9
	Lillian A.
	Bessie A.
	Dora E.

In RUSH Township:

Abraham, 26, laborer--Sandy Ridge
	Mary E.
	Levi I. 4
Mary I.--Sandy Ridge	

In SNOW SHOE Township:

Martin S., 34, baggage master--Snow Shoe

In SPRING Township:

John, 68
	Mary

In TAYLOR Township:

Margaret--Port Matilda
	Delilah
	James 17
	Chillis 13
	Minnie
	Robert 12
	George 10
	Matthew 9
	Susanna
Samuel, 4--Port Matilda

In UNION Township:

Franklin, 32--Milesburg
	Euretta M.
	George B. 15

In WALKER Township:

Jacob, 76, farmer--Howard

In WORTH Township:

Aaron W., 42, merchant--Port Matilda
	Clarissa
	Clyde 16
	Ala
	Grace
	Catharine
	Clifton 6
	Edna
	Paul 1
Catharine--Port Matilda
Catharine--Port Matilda
	Virginia
	Eve
	Bella
Christian, 49, farmer--Port Matilda
	Catharine
	Elizabeth
	Gertrude
	James 13
	Charles 11
	David 9
	Emma
	Harry 5
	Arthur 4
	Edith
John, 50, farmer--Port Matilda
	Lucinda
	Dennis
	Hones G. 17
	Lemuel 11
	Margaret
	Stella
	Lottie
	Elsie
Levi, 53, farmer--Port Matilda
	Tabitha
	Reuben 17
	Ida E.
	Seth 7
	Amanda M.
	Mary A.
Mary--Port Matilda
	Perry 31
	Mary
	William 9
Susan--Port Matilda
	Josephine