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The Runkle 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 Runkle. 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 Runkle family. It is Sketch of the Genealogy of the Runkles.

There are 5 different first-name entries for Runkle 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), but with no one by that name having a full-length profile.

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

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

J. P., 17, clerk--306 E. Bishop
Jacob L., 40, agent--219 E. Bishop
	Maggie
	William 13
	Joseph 10
	Mary
	Lee 6
	Charles 4

In CENTRE HALL Borough:

Elizabeth
	Elizabeth A.
	Samuel H. 28
William, 41, laborer
	Sarah M.
	Margaret
	Elmer M.

In GREGG Township:

Daniel, 76, farmer--Spring Mills
	Robert D. 30
	Daniel F. 28
Lucinda--Spring Mills
	Sallie R.
	Laura F.

In HAINES Township:

Israel, 40, painter--Woodward
	Wertz
	Harry T. 17
	Mertie
	Arthur J. 10

In POTTER Township:

Anna E.--Pleasant Gap
Hugh, 20--Centre Hall
James, 65, farmer--Tusseyville
	Catharine
	James H. 23
	Calvin 21
	Maggie J.
James C., 44, farmer--Centre Hill
	Franklin J. 17
	Irvin 11
	James T. 7
	Grace
	Laura
	Rosa A.
James W., 44, farmer--Centre Hall
	Rosetta
	Laura S.
John H., 34, farmer--Tusseyville
	Agnes A.
	Bruce E. 7
John L., 37, farmer--Tusseyville
	Fannie
	James M. 10
	Lawrence 8
John P., 82, retired--Centre Hill
William H., 28, stock dealer--Centre Hall
	Ada V.
	Pearl M.

In SPRING Township:

Mary J.--Pleasant Gap
	Mary R.