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 YEARICK. 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).
Three books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Yearick family. They are Smith-Rheam (1930), Peter S, Favro's Holdeman Genealogy: Later Changed to Holdeman, and Harry Garbrick's Yearick Family.
There are 15 different first-name entries for Yearick 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' YEARICK neighbors in 1890:
In GREGG Township:
Benjamin F., 45, farmer--Madisonburg Catharine John F. 15 Benjamin F. Jr. 13 Harry C. 11 Uriah K. 9 Clyde H. 6 Charles O. 4 Franklin A., 38, farmer--Madisonburg Helen Herbert 12 Samuel 10 Evans W. 7 Samuel 63
In HAINES Towsnhip:Allen M., 27, carpenter--Woodward Emma R. Florence C. Benjamin F., 41, laborer--Woodward Priscilla Amelia B. Mary J. Thomas, 57, druggist--Aaronsburg Phoebe
In MARION Township:Adam, 60, farmer--Walker Sarah A. Minnie S. Sanota A. Calvin F., 46--Walker Charles E., 28, farmer--Walker Emma M. Mable E. Mollie C. Clarence A. 2 Zelma Harvey S., 28, laborer--Walker Katie Henry, 68, retired--Walker Catharine Tillie E. Jacob, 68, retired--Walker Blaine 8 Jane P.--Walker Nathaniel N. 38 Jane E. Charles N. 12 Earl 10 Alta A. John W., 28, farmer--Walker Elmetta Walter H. 6 Cicero E. 4 Lottie Mabel F.--Walker
In MILES Township:Peter, 64, farmer--Madisonburg Susanna George I. 20 William 17--Wolfs Store
In PENN Township:Anna--Coburn
In POTTER Township:Mary B.--Centre Hall
In SPRING Township:John S., 31, farmer--Bellefonte Nancy J. Charles E. 8 Harry 5 Milton 16--Pleasant Gap
In WALKER Township:Amanda M.--Zion Israel, 52, farmer--Nittany Catharine Maggie J. Maggie M. Emma L. Harry L. 8 Clara L. Bertha M.