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The Vonada 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 Vonada. 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 Vonada family. It is: Nora Taylor's, Evelyn McMillion's and Sandra Tremain's Von Nuett, Von Neida, Von Nida, Vonada: from Germany to America (1995).

There are several different first-name entries for Vonada 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' VONADA neighbors in 1890:

In GREGG Township:

George, 29, farmer--Madisonburg
	Edith S.
	Lola
	Bessie V.
Harvey, 44, farmer--Spring Mills
	Annetta
	Mamie W.
	Minnie
	Susan A.
	Emma F.
	John W. 1
Israel, 56, laborer--Spring Mills
	Susanna

In HAINES Township:

Abraham D., 36--Woodward
Catharine--Woodward
George, 70, farmer--Woodward
	Harriet
	Freddie 22
Ira--Poe Mills
	Emanuel J. 35
	Louisa
	Charles 12
	Mary
Jeremiah, 60, retired--Woodward
	Hannah
	Harry
	Clayton 13
	Kate
	Ida
	Cleveland 5
Lydia--Woodward
	James 33
	Sarah
	Bessie
Susan--Woodward
	Guy 12
Thomas E., retired--Woodward
	May

In MARION Towsnhip:

Benjamin F., 40, farmer--Walker
	Alice J.
	William H. 16
	Edwin E. 12
	Katie M.
	Lucy V.
Franklin J., 31, farmer--Walker
Justice J., 22, farmer--Walker

In MILES Township:

Adam H., 39--Madisonburg
	Sarah J.
	Annie M.
	Katie I.
	Mabel M.
Anna--Rebersburg
Henry, 33--Madisonburg
	Sarah
	Frank P. 11
	Henry H. 9
	Sallie P.
	Emanuel C. 4

In PENN Township:

Andrew J., 32, manufacturer--Spring Mills
	Maggie F.
	John 9
Robert F., 37, clerk--Coburn
	Emma J.
	Boyd W. 9
	Mabel
	Alma S.
William W., 32, farmer--Coburn
	Erie S.
	Sumner W.
	Mabel E.
	Milton C. 9
	Sarah
	Minnie

In POTTER Township:

Calvin J., 19--Centre Hill
	Anna M.

In WALKER Township:

Adam, 71, retired--Zion
	Lucy A.
David, 63, farmer--Zion
	Catharine
	Mary A.
Elias, 58, farmer--Zion
	Catharine J.
Eve--Zion
William C., 31, farmer--Zion
	Alice I.
	Arthur A. 3
	Paul A. 2
	Mary