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The WALTERS 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 Walters. 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).

There are no books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte that apparently deal in part with the Walters family.

There are 11 first-name entries for Walters in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) with four persons having full-length biographical profiles: Thomas Walter (b. 1841, s/o Abraham and Christina Eyer); Alfred Walter (b. 1850, s/o Isaac and Lucinda Reninger); Thomas Walter (b. 1850, s/o George and Leah Betts); and, Valentine Walter (b. 1834, s/o David H. and Catherine Philips).

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

BELLEFONTE Borough:

Adam H. Walter, 38, carbuilder--202 S. Allegheny

BOGGS Township:

John, 71, gardener--Milesburg
	Susan
	Mary
Rebecca--Milesburg

COLLEGE Township:

Daniel, 21, laborer--Houserville
Henry, 41, farmer--Lemont
	Eliza J.
	James C. 29
	William
	Mary
	Irena
	Henry 8
	Robert 8
Jerry, 34, farmer--Oak Hall
	Lucy
	William 13
	Elizabeth
	John W. 8
	Daniel 6
	Carrie E.
	Charlotte B.

HAINES Township:

Sarah--Woodward
	Sadie D.
	William C. 23
	Eugene T.

MILLHEIM Borough:

Alfred Walter, cashier, Millheim Banking Company
	Juniata A.

PENN Township:

Isaiah Walter, 35, laborer--Coburn

PHILIPSBURG Borough:

John W. Walter, 42, hostler--3rd St.

POTTER Township:

Amos, 54, laborer--Potters Mills
	Mary L.
	Calvin W. 20
	Cora D.
George, 84, laborer--Potters Mills
John, 25, farmer--Potters Mills
	Emma
Oscar, 26, lumberman--Potters Mills
	Mary
	Orvis 7 mos.

SPRING Township:

Stewart, 19, chain maker--Bellefonte

WALKER Township:

Philip Walter, 73--Nittany
	Elizabeth
	Agnes A.
Moses, 36, farmer--Nittany
	Sevilla
	Charles O. 11
	Emma E.
	Edward J. 8
	Wilbert 5
	Mabel B.
	Mary