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Family Info Sharing

Genealogy is all about sharing!  The following people with Montour County roots are interested in exchanging information with others having mutual ancestors.  You can e-mail them directly by clicking on the link. If you are interested in sharing with others, please contact Cindy Elder, the webmaster.  Just a reminder...please contact the webmaster if you change your e-mail address!
ALBECK family.    Franklin P. Stahl II  Mr. Stahl has a Family Tree Maker website with 389 direct ancestors.  To go directly to the site click here. (Off-site link). 
ALEXANDER family.  Looking for information on the George Alexander (b. abt. 1829 England) and Margaret Thomas Alexander (b. abt. 1831 Wales) family.  They came to America abt. 1852-1853 with children Mary (b. abt. 1850), William b. abt. 1852 both b. in South Wales.  Anna M. Alexander was b. abt. 1853 in Danville, PA.  Another child, George, Jr. also b. in PA abt. 1848.  In 1860 census, they are residing in Livingston Co., Illinois.  Vicky Johnson.
ASHTON, BOUDMAN, LOBACH, BOYER, LOWERY,  DIMMICK, RAKE, COOK & DIEFFENBACHER.  I am interested in sharing information about these families.  Mike Boyer.
BENDER, WENNER, SEYBERT, SEESHOLTZ, KITCHEN, SANDS families.  Sarah Swisher.  To view Sarah's very nice web page with lots more names than we can post here, click here.  (Off-site link).
BENNETT Family.  Interested in comparing information on the Bennett & many related families in the Danville area, including, but not limited to: Dyer, Morrison, Rudy, Smith, and Wintersteen.      Bob Bennett    See Bennett photos on photo page!
BETZ family.  Looking for parents of George Washington Betz, Jr. b. 1850, buried in Shamokin Cemetery on September 7, 1888.  Parents possibly George Washington Betz b. 1822 in West Hemlock Twp., and Hannah Heilman/Hileman b. 1826.  Jennifer Betz Starr.
BILLMEYER Family.    Harold Robinson
BIRD family.  Interested in sharing any family history and photos with those of the Bird family and their related descendants:  Mertz, Stamm, Potter, Newberry.  Family mostly found in Northumberland and Riverside Borough.  Relatives buried in Riverview and Mt. Vernon cemetery.  Sharon Stamis.
BLUE family.  Harold Robinson.
BOUDEMAN/BUDMAN & FLEMING families before 1850 in Montour County.  Tom Robertshaw.
BOUDMAN, LOBACH, BOYER, LOWERY, DIMMICK, RAKE, COOK, ASHTON & DIEFFENBACHER.  I am interested in sharing information about these families.  Mike Boyer.
BOWMAN, HUNT, FOLEY, DELONG & SHEPPERSON families.  William Joseph Bowman was born in Sunderland England in 1836 and came to Danville in 1855.  He was married to Mary Jane hunt who was born in Sunderland in 1838 and arrived in Danville in the 1850's.  Mary Jane's uncle was John Foley, who came to Danville from England in 1844 and was proprietor of the Rough and Ready Mill and the Montour Iron & Steel Co.  Mary Jane Hunt's sister was Sarah DeLong who came from Dudley Castle, Lancaster, England, and whose son Frank DeLong settled in Washingtonville and founded the DeLong Hook & Eye Company.  William and Mary Shepperson came from Leistershire, England in 1861 and 1860 respectively.   They lived at 715 Front St. in Danville, PA.  William had a contracting business in Danville of farms, horses etc.  Margaret Bowman.
BOYD Family.  Link to Boyd family website.  Link to a photo of the Boyd home on Bloom Street, Danville.
BOYER, LOWERY, DIMMICK, RAKE, COOK, ASHTON, BOUDMAN, LOBACH & DIEFFENBACHER.  I am interested in sharing information about these families.  Mike Boyer.
COLEMAN family. I'm interested in sharing any family history with those of the Coleman family and their descendants. Patrick Coleman b. 1830, Ireland, married Mary Eagan b. c. 1832, Ireland. Their son James b. 1856, Wales, moved to Danville in the late 1870's & married Catherine McDonald.  They had ten children who were all born in Danville: Mary Jane, Patrick, Katie, Anne, Ellen, Michael, Alice, William, Thomas and Catherine.  Also interested in EAGAN, EGAN, BURKE, LEWIS families.    Trudy Simms.
CONRAD, Groce, Rake, Malick, McCormick families.  Agnes Adelia Rake Groce (1852-1911) & Joseph Herbert Groce (1847-1922) of Danville, whose father was Godfrey Groce. Also Annie Malick Groce, b. near Sunbury to Susanna Conrad Malick & Darius Malick, but when Susanna died of typhoid, Annie was adopted at age two by Sarah Katherine & Wm. Farley McCormick of Danville.  Would like to share information with anyone related to these people.  Mary Groce
COOK, ASHTON, BOUDMAN, LOBACH, BOYER, LOWERY,  DIMMICK, RAKE & DIEFFENBACHER.  I am interested in sharing information about these families.  Mike Boyer.
CROMLEY & WELLIVER families of Montour and Columbia Counties.  Branches of these families went to Mercer Co. IL and I would like to fit them all together.  Paula Nevels
CRUMB & JENKINS families.   Gordon V. Deitrick
DAVIS & SHAW families.  William Davis (b. abt. 1780-90) came from Wales and died in Gorham, PA, married Mary Shaw.  Probably lived in Limestoneville.  May have had daughter Eliza who married (1) Baldwin (2) William H. Marr.  Son Ezekiel Davis b. Nov. 22, 1818 m. Elizabeth Thorp and had children: Urich Lawson, Willie F., Cecillia, Mary E. and Edmund O. Davis.  Chuck Barnhart
DAWSON family.  Seeking information on the Dawson family of Pennsylvania, specifically John Dawson paying taxes 1778-1780 in Mahoning.  Natalie Burrows.
DELONG, BOWMAN, HUNT, FOLEY & SHEPPERSON families.  William Joseph Bowman was born in Sunderland England in 1836 and came to Danville in 1855.  He was married to Mary Jane hunt who was born in Sunderland in 1838 and arrived in Danville in the 1850's.  Mary Jane's uncle was John Foley, who came to Danville from England in 1844 and was proprietor of the Rough and Ready Mill and the Montour Iron & Steel Co.  Mary Jane Hunt's sister was Sarah DeLong who came from Dudley Castle, Lancaster, England, and whose son Frank DeLong settled in Washingtonville and founded the DeLong Hook & Eye Company.  William and Mary Shepperson came from Leistershire, England in 1861 and 1860 respectively.   They lived at 715 Front St. in Danville, PA.  William had a contracting business in Danville of farms, horses etc.  Margaret Bowman.
DIEFFENBACHER, BOUDMAN, LOBACH, BOYER, LOWERY, DIMMICK, RAKE, COOK & ASHTON.  I am interested in sharing information about these families.  Mike Boyer.
DIEHL family.  George B. Diehl, b. 1854; son of Peter Diehl, b. 28 Sep 1824, & Elizabeth Cox, b. 1828; son of Anthony Diehl, b. 1785; son of Peter Diehl and Molly Faust and continuing back to John Diehl.  Looking for supporting evidence to verify this information.  Lisa Andreasen.
DIETRICH/DIETTRICH family.  I am looking for info on Elias Dietrich, his ancestors and descendants.  Elias (1765-1831) moved to what is now Montour Co. around 1800, married Eva (or Catherine).  Elias d. in Derry Twp. 1831, Catherine d. 1835 in Mahoning Twp.  Had 10 children: Elias, Jr., 1786; Margareth 1786; Maria 1788, Elizabeth, 1790-1869 (m. Wm. Kline); Henry, 1793; Susanna, 1797-1858 (m. Joshua Baily Mendenhall); Magdalene, 1798; Anna, 1803; Fram?, 1806; & Friedrich, 1812.  Family were members of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Mahony Twp., and later St. Paul's German Lutheran & Reformed Church in Bloomsburg.  Lester Dietterick
DIMMICK, WILLETT, TROWBRIDGE, RAKER, OWENS & RITTENHOUSE.  I am interested in sharing information and obtaining help from others in these families.  Rich Stackhouse.
DIMMICK, RAKE, COOK, ASHTON, BOUDMAN, LOBACH, BOYER, LOWERY & DIEFFENBACHER.  I am interested in sharing information about these families.  Mike Boyer.
EBNER & WELLIVER families, specifically Daniel EBNER d. 16 May 1878, Aledo, Mercer, IL, & his wife Elizabeth (WELLIVER?).  Daniel is possibly the son of Conrad Ebner d. 1838 Derry Twp.  This is one of several families who had members who went to Mercer Co. IL & I would be interested in determining a common denominator.              Bill Strickland.
EIFERT family.  I am researching Eifert, Heimbach and Walter families.  Dennis Hartzell.
FABER/KLARSCH/FREDERICK.   Looking for descendants of Barbara Ann Faber and Matthias Klarsch.  Both from Doccheimycin Rhenanier, Germany.  Both died about 1900.  Believe buried in Danville.  Children: Barbara, b. 1862, d. 1928, married John Frederick; Jacob, b. 1864; Anthony, b. 1866; John, married Ellen; Carolum, b. 1868; Carlos, b. 1869; Gertrude, b. 1871, d. 1941, married Joseph Mayan; Henry, b. 1878, d. 1938, married Elizabeth Koch.   Irene Jone
FICKS/FIX:  Michael FIX/VIX  was born in Reading, Berks Co., PA, on 8 Jan 1792, son of Lorentz Fix, Jr.  He moved to Columbia County, PA about 1840's, and died on 28 March 1874, Montour Co., PA.  Married Sophia SCHMIDT, on 28 Aug 1814.  Children were Maria; Sarah, Sophia, Susanna, Elizabeth, Jeremiah, Michael Jr., Wilhelmina, Rebecca and Mary Ann.   Lived in Mooresburg and later Liberty Twp., Montour Co., PA.  Would like to share information.  Contact Sunny Seidel at sunnys43@comcast.net .
FLEMING & BOUDEMAN/BUDMAN families before 1850 in Montour County.  Tom Robertshaw.
FOLEY family.  Great great granddaughter of Rev. John B. Foley with lots of information to share about the Foleys and their extended families of Price, Reay and Hunt.  John B. Foley was the business partner and close friend of William Hancock.  Both men came to Danville from England in 1845 as the  proprietors of the Rough and Ready Mill,, manufacturing T-rails for the railroads.  Some of his family remained in Danville for many years.  Please contact me with any info you may have or if you are looking for information to further your genealogy project.  Patti Elston
FOLEY, DELONG, BOWMAN, HUNT & SHEPPERSON families.  William Joseph Bowman was born in Sunderland England in 1836 and came to Danville in 1855.  He was married to Mary Jane hunt who was born in Sunderland in 1838 and arrived in Danville in the 1850's.  Mary Jane's uncle was John Foley, who came to Danville from England in 1844 and was proprietor of the Rough and Ready Mill and the Montour Iron & Steel Co.  Mary Jane Hunt's sister was Sarah DeLong who came from Dudley Castle, Lancaster, England, and whose son Frank DeLong settled in Washingtonville and founded the DeLong Hook & Eye Company.  William and Mary Shepperson came from Leistershire, England in 1861 and 1860 respectively.   They lived at 715 Front St. in Danville, PA.  William had a contracting business in Danville of farms, horses etc.  Margaret Bowman.
FORNEY & GETZ families.  I am looking for information on the Forney & Getz Families of Montour County, especially  Dorothy Forney Becraft (1886-1992).  She had three brothers: Louis, William and Charles.  Her mother was a Getz.  The family owned Forney Ice and Coal for many years.   Kathi Vitale.
FRAZIER/FRAZER & SIDLER families.  Jonathan Sidler married Agnes Frazier about 1837.  Lived in Danville before moving to Michigan in 1850.  Would like to connect to Sidlers still living in Danville area.  Sandy Sidler.
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GARRETSON, GALBRAITH families.  Henrietta Garretson (b. 1830 PA, d. 1883 Danville, Montour Co., PA) married 1855 in Danville to Thomas Jefferson Galbraith (b. 1825 Northumberland Co., PA).  I have information on Henrietta Garretson's parents, Cornelius Garretson & Anna Catharine Doudel to share.  I am looking for information on the parents of Thomas Jefferson Galbraith.  Dorothy Gillette.
GEARHART family.  Jacob GEARHART I and his descendants.  Jacob had three sons: Jacob Gearhart II, George Jury Gearhart and William Gearhart.  I am a ninth generation descendant and I have a lot of information that I am willing to share in hopes of connecting with other Gearhart descendants.  Judy Churchill.  
GEARHART family:  Jacob Gearhart was born abt 1796 in Edensburg, Buhl, Alsace, FRANCE, emigrated to America in early 1830's and lived in  Danville, PA. Jacob died in Danville, PA on 6 April 1849.   Children  born in France were:  Jacob, George, Heinrich, and  Dorothea; Frederick, John Boyd, Caroline and Mary, born in Columbia Co., Danville in late 1830;s.  Willing to share my information...contact Sunny Seidel at sunnys43@comcast.net
I am interested in sharing information about the family of Jacob & Dorothea Gearhart.  Sunny Seidel  Note: new e-mail address February 2012.
GEARHART, VORIS, LYON, McCOY, RUMBAUGH, JACOBS & (probably) MURRAY families.  Interested in sharing information on Robert McCoy, b. 1824, probably in Columbia Co., d. 1885 in Danville.  Robert & wife Ellen (Voris) had 10 children.  Surviving were Martha (m. Alexander Gearhart), Maggie (m. B.F. Rumbaugh), John B. (m. Louisa Lyon), Sam Augustus (m. Elizabeth Shindel), Jennie M. (m. W. Frederick Jacobs) & Arthur Gray (m. Matilda Yerrick, Anna Geise).   Billie (McCoy) Smith Culler
GIBBLE, WEIDLE families.  Celia WEIDLE and husband Frank GIBBLE from Danville had daughter, Elizabeth Anna Gibble Sauer, b. June 22, 1878 in Danville.  She died in Lancaster, PA on September 26, 1951.  She may have had brothers.       Carole Greiner
GROCE, Rake, Malick, Conrad, McCormick families.  Agnes Adelia Rake Groce (1852-1911) & Joseph Herbert Groce (1847-1922) of Danville, whose father was Godfrey Groce. Also Annie Malick Groce, b. near Sunbury to Susanna Conrad Malick & Darius Malick, but when Susanna died of typhoid, Annie was adopted at age two by Sarah Katherine & Wm. Farley McCormick of Danville.  Would like to share information with anyone related to these people.   Mary Groce
HAGERMAN family.   Descendants of Lee & Ada (Becher) Hagerman.   Franklin P. Stahl II  Mr. Stahl has a Family Tree Maker website with 389 direct ancestors.  To go directly to the site click here. (Off-site link).
HANCOCK family.  Great granddaughter Barbara L. Hancock wants to share information that has been mounting for 30 yrs.  William Hancock (1812-1872) was an ironmaster who came to Danville from England in 1844 and lived the American dream, building businesses, a home at 11 W. Market St., and having 3 wives and 10 children.  I am also researching other branches of the family - Bright, Gosh, Welsh and York.  Please contact me and let's share information.  Barbara Hancock.
HARRIS family.  Harold Robinson
HEIMBACH family.  I am researching Heimbach, Eifert and Walter families.  Dennis Hartzell.
HENDERSHOT family.  I am interested in sharing family descendants and family history.  WAGNER,WAGONER, HENDERSHOT, HINNERSHITZ-  Henry Wagner( Wagoner) b.@1817, Pa, died 12/25/1887 Montour Co, PA,  his wife Esther( unknown maiden name), b.@1817, died 1882 Montour Co., both buried at Trinity Lutheran Oak Grove Cemetery.  Their son, John Wagner b. Sept 1846, married Sarah Hendershot, daughter of William and Catherine ( Westley) Hendershot.  Kathy Esper.
HOCK family.  Lorenz/Lawrence Hock (b. 10 Aug 1833 in Germany) married Charlotte Muller/Miller (b. 12 Apr 1838 in Germany).  Who were their parents?  Also researching Snyder and Keefer families.  Frankie Snyder
HUBER Family    Barb Smith (note change in email address)
HUGHES, MOYER, HARRIS, WATERS.  Ron Hughes.  Here is a link to Ron's website with his genealogy, photos, and other helpful resources (updated link June 2003).   Click here to view some of Ron's family photos on our photo page.
HUNT, FOLEY, DELONG, BOWMAN & SHEPPERSON families.  William Joseph Bowman was born in Sunderland England in 1836 and came to Danville in 1855.  He was married to Mary Jane hunt who was born in Sunderland in 1838 and arrived in Danville in the 1850's.  Mary Jane's uncle was John Foley, who came to Danville from England in 1844 and was proprietor of the Rough and Ready Mill and the Montour Iron & Steel Co.  Mary Jane Hunt's sister was Sarah DeLong who came from Dudley Castle, Lancaster, England, and whose son Frank DeLong settled in Washingtonville and founded the DeLong Hook & Eye Company.  William and Mary Shepperson came from Leistershire, England in 1861 and 1860 respectively.   They lived at 715 Front St. in Danville, PA.  William had a contracting business in Danville of farms, horses etc.  Margaret Bowman.
IRVIN, VERNON families.  Known to live in Danville and Catawissa areas.  William Vernon (b. 1886- d. 1918) married Myrtle Mae Irvin (b. 1893- d. 1940).  I am seeking any information connected to this family.   Donna Romano.
JACOBS, FRISCH, McCOY, PRICE, FOLEY, VORIS.   I am a descendant of John Jacobs (the candy maker in Danville) & Charlotte Frisch.   Gretchen Kennedy
JACOBS, RUMBAUGH, GEARHART, VORIS, LYON, McCOY, & (probably) MURRAY families.  Interested in sharing information on Robert McCoy, b. 1824, probably in Columbia Co., d. 1885 in Danville.  Robert & wife Ellen (Voris) had 10 children.  Surviving were Martha (m. Alexander Gearhart), Maggie (m. B.F. Rumbaugh), John B. (m. Louisa Lyon), Sam Augustus (m. Elizabeth Shindel), Jennie M. (m. W. Frederick Jacobs) & Arthur Gray (m. Matilda Yerrick, Anna Geise).   Billie (McCoy) Smith Culler
JACOBY.  Rebecca Laura Jacoby, born in Berwick area, daughter of James and Sarah (Kortz) Jacoby, married William B. Schuyler, whom she outlived.  Her second marriage was to George Washington Derr of Montour County in 1866.  After G. W.'s death she returned to Turbotville where she and both husbands are buried.  I am seeking any information about this woman.  Bill Rishel
JONES family. Joseph JONES was born in Trostrey, Monmouth Co., Wales on 8 Dec 1816; married Blanche Jones born 1816, Wales.  Married on 1 March 1832 in Trevethin, Monmouth Co., Wales.  Emigrated about mid 1840's and lived in Danville, PA.  Children born in Wales were Thomas J.;  Harriet; John, Edward and Elizabeth who was born in Pennsylvania.   Anxious to share information.  Contact Sunny Seidel at sunnys43@comcast.net
I am interested in sharing information about the Jones family.  Sunny Seidel  Note: new e-mail address February 2012.
JORDAN, IKLER, STRAUSSER families.  John Jordan.
KEEFER/KIEFER/KIEFFER  families.  I am connected with these families via my great grandmother, Sarah Atta Keefer (b. 28 Aug 1851 in Orangeville, Columbia Co., PA).  Also researching the Snyder and Hock families.  Frankie Snyder.
KERSHNER/KERSCHNER/KIRSCHNER, FRY, WEAVER families.  Peter Kerschner b. 1780 Windsor Twp. Berks. Co., d. 11-15-1813 Mahoning Twp., m. Catherine Weber; Peter Kerschner b. 1822 (prob. grandson of Peter 1780)  m. Mary (Maria) Fry b. 1822, buried St. Peter's Luth. Church, Grovania.   Jim L. Kershner
KISTNER/MOWREY.  I am researching the families of: Joseph Priestley Kistner & Mary Plott (1) Mary Hoover (2); Benjamin Franklin Kistner & Elmira Rhodes; Martin Kistner & Mary Hiland; Wellington Durant Yeager & Jane Mowrey d/o William Riley Mowrey; William Riley Mowrey & Agnes Still; Daniel Mowrey & Catherine Richards (1) Mary Still (2).    Joann Erickson
KLARSH/FABER/FREDERICK.  Looking for marriage info on Barbara Klarsh (b. 08-15-1862, d. 05-07-1928) to John Frederick (b. 04-01-1855, d. 04-23-1929).  Believe married in St. Hubert's Church and moved to Pittston.  Both buried in St. Hubert's Cemetery, Danville, PA.  Irene Jones.
KREISCHER/KREISHER family.  Looking for info about parents of William Kreischer, b. March 9, 1882.  Married Rosetta Celinda Beaver on March 9, 1905.   Colin Kresicher
LILLEY family.    Franklin P. Stahl II  Mr. Stahl has a Family Tree Maker website with 389 direct ancestors.  To go directly to the site click here. (Off-site link).
 LOBACH, LOWERY, DIMMICK, RAKE, COOK, ASHTON, BOUDMAN, BOYER & DIEFFENBACHER.  I am interested in sharing information about these families.  Mike Boyer.
LOWERY, DIMMICK, RAKE, COOK, ASHTON, BOUDMAN, LOBACH, BOYER & DIEFFENBACHER.  I am interested in sharing information about these families.  Mike Boyer.
LYON, McCOY, VORIS, GEARHART, RUMBAUGH, JACOBS & (probably) MURRAY families.  Interested in sharing information on Robert McCoy, b. 1824, probably in Columbia Co., d. 1885 in Danville.  Robert & wife Ellen (Voris) had 10 children.  Surviving were Martha (m. Alexander Gearhart), Maggie (m. B.F. Rumbaugh), John B. (m. Louisa Lyon), Sam Augustus (m. Elizabeth Shindel), Jennie M. (m. W. Frederick Jacobs) & Arthur Gray (m. Matilda Yerrick, Anna Geise).   Billie (McCoy) Smith Culler
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MALICK, Groce, Rake, Conrad, McCormick families.  Agnes Adelia Rake Groce (1852-1911) & Joseph Herbert Groce (1847-1922) of Danville, whose father was Godfrey Groce. Also Annie Malick Groce, b. near Sunbury to Susanna Conrad Malick & Darius Malick, but when Susanna died of typhoid, Annie was adopted at age two by Sarah Katherine & Wm. Farley McCormick of Danville.  Would like to share information with anyone related to these people.   Mary Groce
MAUS family.  Harold Robinson
MAYAN & BRADY families.    Helen Hanner
MAYAN & SAVERY families.  Carey Henry Savery came to Danville sometime between 1880 - 1900.  In 1900 he worked at the Bennett Mansion.  In 1902 he married Henrietta Stangier at St. Hubert's Church.  Son William E. Savery married Hilda Elizabeth Mayan, d/o Fred & Elizabeth Mayan in 1929.  I have lots of Mayan info to share; am looking for help with the Savery side.    Elizabeth Savery.   For photo of Carey Savery, click here
McCORMICK, Groce, Rake, Malick, Conrad families.  Agnes Adelia Rake Groce (1852-1911) & Joseph Herbert Groce (1847-1922) of Danville, whose father was Godfrey Groce. Also Annie Malick Groce, b. near Sunbury to Susanna Conrad Malick & Darius Malick, but when Susanna died of typhoid, Annie was adopted at age two by Sarah Katherine & Wm. Farley McCormick of Danville.  Would like to share information with anyone related to these people.   Mary Groce
McCOY, LYON, VORIS, GEARHART, RUMBAUGH, JACOBS & (probably) MURRAY families.  Interested in sharing information on Robert McCoy, b. 1824, probably in Columbia Co., d. 1885 in Danville.  Robert & wife Ellen (Voris) had 10 children.  Surviving were Martha (m. Alexander Gearhart), Maggie (m. B.F. Rumbaugh), John B. (m. Louisa Lyon), Sam Augustus (m. Elizabeth Shindel), Jennie M. (m. W. Frederick Jacobs) & Arthur Gray (m. Matilda Yerrick, Anna Geise).   Billie (McCoy) Smith Culler
McKEE family.  The family of Robert McKee, who came to Exchange from Chester Co. in 1794, m. Agnes Craig, d. 1832, buried in Derry Presbyterian Cemetery.  Had son, James and three other children.  Eileen Wilson
McNINCH family.  James McNinch, born October 5, 1758 in Scotland, died March 7, 1855 in Cooper Twp., Montour County, buried in Old Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg, PA.  He and wife, Jane McHard had seven children:  Joseph, Samuel, Mary, William, Emily, Nancy & James.  Bob McNinch.
MEYERS family.   Louis Meyers married Anna Margaretha GROSCH in "Elkland" or Danville on 25 December, 1870.  He is said to have met his to-be wife in Danville where he came to find work in the lumber or iron mills in 1870.  Thom Meyers
MILLER family.  Looking for information on William & Sarah Elizabeth Hummer Miller.  He was b. February 14, 1855 and d. August 29, 1905.  She was b. September 29, 1857 and d. November 2, 1936.  Gary Steffen
MILLS family.  Samuel Mills, born 1837 in England, d. 1914, Danville, PA, and his wife Amanda (Crosby) b. 1845 in PA and d. 1884 in Danville, PA.  Here is a link to Gregory MacDonald's website for the Samuel Mills family or e-mail Gregory MacDonald.
MORRIS family.  Researching David A. Morris, Sr. in the Mooresburg area.  David was b. 07/25/1880 in Cambria Co. and d. 11/06/1957.  Married Clara Ellen Springer (b. 04/25/1897 Lycoming Co., d. 12/05/1945.  Buried Mooresburg Methodist Cemetery.  Children: Ralph Herman, Clara Morris Baylor, Benjamin Walter, David Augusta, Mary Elizabeth and one son and three daughters.  Click here for a photograph of David Morris, Sr. and his wife Clara.  Connie Williams.  (Note new e-mail address September, 2007).   
MOSER, Daniel b. 1853.  Wife Mary A. Smith.  Daniel was a coal miner.  After Mary's death he went to live in CA with son Henry Oliver Moser.  Oldest son, Thomas E. Moser (b. 1872), m. Mary Schwalm (b. 1874), apparently remained in Montour Co.  Looking to share information with descendants of Thomas E. Moser or his sons.  Would like to find parents of Daniel & Mary.  Kim Corlis.
MOSER, Daniel, b. November 14, 1854 in Washingtonville, Montour County, PA.  Married Hattie May Karschner(b. March 13, 1869 in Washingtonville), d/o John Karschner & Catherine Mochner.  They moved to Grand Decatur, IL?  Interested in any info on Daniel and/or Hattie.  Ruth (Moser) Cameron.
NEWBERRY family.  Harold Robinson
OWENS, TROWBRIDGE, RAKER, WILLETT, DIMMICK & RITTENHOUSE.  I am interested in sharing information and obtaining help from others in these families.  Rich Stackhouse.
PATTERSON, Rev. John Boyd and family.  Rev. John Boyd Patterson, long-time pastor of Derry Presbyterian Church, lived on a farm near Washingtonville more than 50 years.  He died on 08 May 1843 and was buried in the Old Presbyterian cemetery along with his wife, Rebecca.  They had a son, Matthew, who was also a pastor.  When their last daughter (Jane) died in 1893 their heirs sold the farm and the family scattered.  My g-g-f Robert Patterson (b. 1819 in PA, d. 1898 in IL) m. Josepha McCay in 1845 in what is now in Montour County.  Jane Patterson's family Bible was listed in the remains of the estate.  Has a Patterson family Bible turned up in Montour County or elsewhere?  Jo Ann Patterson Baxley.
POWELL family.  George Lincoln Powell, b. Danville, PA 23 Sep 1862 to John and Mary Powell.  Moved to Chester, PA in 1888, and married Mary Alice Jones (b. OH 1867, daughter of Wm. & Ann W. Jones) in Houtzdale, PA.  George & Mary lived in Chester, PA, where they had 3 children:  Mary Alice, b. 1890; Annie Gertrude, b. 1893; and George Andrew, b. 24 July 1895.   I have many documents on George L.'s family but very little on his parents.  Although it appears that the John and Mary Powell found in 1860 census in Danville with several children are his parents and siblings, I cannot be certain without more information.  I hope my info helps someone with their research and look forward to info on John and Mary or the parents of George L. Powell.   Scott Powell
RAKE, Groce, Malick, Conrad, McCormick families.  Agnes Adelia Rake Groce (1852-1911) & Joseph Herbert Groce (1847-1922) of Danville, whose father was Godfrey Groce. Also Annie Malick Groce, b. near Sunbury to Susanna Conrad Malick & Darius Malick, but when Susanna died of typhoid, Annie was adopted at age two by Sarah Katherine & Wm. Farley McCormick of Danville.  Would like to share information with anyone related to these people.   Mary Groce
RAKE, COOK, ASHTON, BOUDMAN, LOBACH, BOYER, LOWERY,  DIMMICK, & DIEFFENBACHER.  I am interested in sharing information about these families.  Mike Boyer.
RAKER, TROWBRIDGE, OWENS, WILLETT, DIMMICK & RITTENHOUSE.  I am interested in sharing information and obtaining help from others in these families.  Rich Stackhouse.
RICHARD family.  George W. Richard.  (New e-mail address April 1, 2005.)
RISHEL.  Looking for information on a David RISHEL, married to Annie EDMUNDSON in December 1885.  They resided in Montour County and had one son, Joseph Morgan Rishel.  If there is anyone with information on any of these people please contact me.  Sandi Bullock.  Please note:  Corrected e-mail address July 28, 2006.
RISHEL, HEIMBACH, HARBEIN/HARPINE families.  I am searching for information on Rev. Peter Harpine Rishel, believed to be the son of Solomon Rishel & Sarah Harpine, b. abt. 1831 in Mahoning Twp., m. Abigail Heimbach in 1855, d. about 1878.  Beverley Straub.
RITTENHOUSE, DIMMICK, WILLETT, TROWBRIDGE, RAKER & OWENS. I am interested in sharing information and obtaining help from others in these families.  Rich Stackhouse.
ROBBINS family.  Searching for information about Charles P. Robbins and wife, Amanda, who lived in Liberty Twp. most of his life (1880 & 1900 census) and then moved to Milton per the 1930 census.  Charles was the son of Samuel Robbins who is buried at Old Center Lutheran Cemetery.  Would especially like to discover Amanda's maiden name.  Shaun Sholder.
ROZELL(E) family.  Charles Rozelle is listed in the 1860 census in Liberty Township with a number of his children.  Letters of Administration for his estate are dated February of 1863.  I am trying to find any information regarding this man or his family.  Richard Rozell.
RUDY, MASON, GAUMER, HENDRICKS, ZETTLEMOYER & BOGART families.   I have been researching these surnames in Montour County for the past seven years and would like to share information.  Bill Rudy.
RUMBAUGH, GEARHART, VORIS, LYON, McCOY, JACOBS & (probably) MURRAY families.  Interested in sharing information on Robert McCoy, b. 1824, probably in Columbia Co., d. 1885 in Danville.  Robert & wife Ellen (Voris) had 10 children.  Surviving were Martha (m. Alexander Gearhart), Maggie (m. B.F. Rumbaugh), John B. (m. Louisa Lyon), Sam Augustus (m. Elizabeth Shindel), Jennie M. (m. W. Frederick Jacobs) & Arthur Gray (m. Matilda Yerrick, Anna Geise).   Billie (McCoy) Smith Culler
RYAN family.  James Ryan (owner of the Ryan Hotel in the late 1800's and early 1900's in Danville) and Elizabeth Snyder Ryan.   Tim Ryan
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SANDERS family.  I am researching the family of Michael Sanders and wife Martha.  He was a Danville carpenter and later tax collector who died in an 1872 fire.  We think he had a son Daniel and daughter Effie (married William Fetter).  Michael's parents may have been Henry and Anna Maria Sanders of Mahoning Twp.  Can anyone shed more light?  Gil Sanow
SAVERY & MAYAN families.  Carey Henry Savery came to Danville sometime between 1880 - 1900.  In 1900 he worked at the Bennett Mansion.  In 1902 he married Henrietta Stangier at St. Hubert's Church.  Son William E. Savery married Hilda Elizabeth Mayan, d/o Fred & Elizabeth Mayan in 1929.  I have lots of Mayan info to share; am looking for help with the Savery side.    Elizabeth Savery.   For photo of Carey Savery at the Bennett Mansion, click here
SAWYER family.  Looking for family of Jackson Sawyer, b. in Montour County on Christmas Day of 1824, orphaned when 18 months old and adopted by the Joseph Kerr family, m. Hannah Carter, homesteaded in CA about 1852.  Interested in information about Jackson's parents.  Deborah Baskette
SHEPPERSON, HUNT, FOLEY, DELONG and BOWMAN families.  William Joseph Bowman was born in Sunderland England in 1836 and came to Danville in 1855.  He was married to Mary Jane Hunt who was born in Sunderland in 1838 and arrived in Danville in the 1850's.  Mary Jane's uncle was John Foley, who came to Danville from England in 1844 and was proprietor of the Rough and Ready Mill and the Montour Iron & Steel Co.  Mary Jane Hunt's sister was Sarah DeLong who came from Dudley Castle, Lancaster, England, and whose son Frank DeLong settled in Washingtonville and founded the DeLong Hook & Eye Company.  William and Mary Shepperson came from Leistershire, England in 1861 and 1860 respectively.   They lived at 715 Front St. in Danville, PA.  William had a contracting business in Danville of farms, horses etc.  Margaret Bowman.
SHETLER family.    Franklin P. Stahl II  Mr. Stahl has a Family Tree Maker website with 389 direct ancestors.  To go directly to the site click here. (Off-site link). 
SHOEMAKER, TREAS, McCORMICK families.    Dick & Marjorie Shoemaker  To see Dick's photos on the photo page, click here.
SHOLES family:    Sholes, Yohe, Swarts Families   I am interested in sharing information about these families.   I am especially looking for the parents of Thomas Gaskins, Jr., b. 1749 Northumberland Co. but whose family lived in Danville and father may be Thomas Sr , Lt, who died in Washington Twp, Dauphin Co, PA  02 Jul 1790,  Charles Yohe b 1826, and Benjamin Yohe b 1788 of Schuylkill Co.. Also William  or  Samuel Swarts who lived in Mahoning Twp 1786-1795 but who moved to Jersey Shore to purchase land.   Other surnames of interest to me are Boyer, Roth, Plyler, Reitz, Hetrick, Price, Morrison, Quiggle, Willets, Shurr,  and Rosenkrans.  Connie Sholes Oberholser.  Check out her family page on ancestry.com.
SIDLER &FRAZIER/FRAZER families.  Jonathan Sidler married Agnes Frazier about 1837.  Lived in Danville before moving to Michigan in 1850.  Would like to connect to Sidlers still living in Danville area.  Sandy Sidler.
SNYDER family.  John Snyder (b. 09 Jan 1779 in Valley Twp., Montour Co., PA) married Susanna M. Ware (b. 12 May 1803 in Montour Co.).  Who were their parents?  Also researching Hock and Keefer families.  Frankie Snyder
SWISHER, POLK, SELLARD, OHL families.  William Swisher.  To view the nice web page of this family, click here.  (Off-site link).
TIFFANY family.  Harold Robinson
TROWBRIDGE, RAKER, OWENS, WILLETT, DIMMICK & RITTENHOUSE.  I am interested in sharing information and obtaining help from others in these families.  Rich Stackhouse.
VERNON, IRVIN families.  Known to live in Danville and Catawissa areas.  William Vernon (b. 1886- d. 1918) married Myrtle Mae Irvin (b. 1893- d. 1940).  I am seeking any information connected to this family.   Donna Romano.
VORIS, LYON, McCOY, GEARHART, RUMBAUGH, JACOBS & (probably) MURRAY families.  Interested in sharing information on Robert McCoy, b. 1824, probably in Columbia Co., d. 1885 in Danville.  Robert & wife Ellen (Voris) had 10 children.  Surviving were Martha (m. Alexander Gearhart), Maggie (m. B.F. Rumbaugh), John B. (m. Louisa Lyon), Sam Augustus (m. Elizabeth Shindel), Jennie M. (m. W. Frederick Jacobs) & Arthur Gray (m. Matilda Yerrick, Anna Geise).   Billie (McCoy) Smith Culler
WAGNER family.  I am interested in sharing family descendants and family history.  WAGNER,WAGONER, HENDERSHOT, HINNERSHITZ-  Henry Wagner( Wagoner) b. @ 1817, Pa, died 12/25/1887 Montour Co, Pa,  his wife Esther( unknown maiden name), b. @1817, died 1882 Montour Co., both buried at Trinity Lutheran Oak Grove Cemetery.  Their son, John Wagner b. Sept 1846, married Sarah Hendershot, daughter of William and Catherine ( Westley) Hendershot.  Kathy Esper.
WALTER family.  I am researching Walter, Eifert and Heimbach families.  Dennis Hartzell.
WANDS family.  John WANDS , born 12 Sep 1784, emigrated to New York from Scotland in mid 1840's, resident of Columbia Co., Danville by late 1840's. Married to Christian Morison also from Scotland.  Parents of John, Alexander, Thomas, James, William, David and Christian, all born in Scotland; Christiana, born in New York; and Hugh and Jane, born in Danville, Columbia Co., PA. Would like to share info.  Sunny Seidel at:  sunnys43@comcast.net
WEIDENHAMER (WEIDENHAMMER) Jacob D. (1797-1863) Weidenhamer m. Susannah (1805-1887) Dreibelbis of Berks Co. Settled in the area of Limestoneville in 1837. Family attended Follmer Lutheran and Paradise Lutheran Church. Children: Wellington, Sarah, William Daniel, Daniel R., John Adam, (Mary) Elizabeth E. Have more info, will gladly share. Vicki Klein
WILDSMITH family.  I'm looking for information onJohn Wildsmith's father.  John, m great-grandfather, was born in PA about 1873 and married Maude Roat from Danville.  Both are buried in the Kase cemetery, Riverside.  His father was born in England and his mother in PA.  The only information I have is that John's father lived in the Danville area.  Any information would be appreciated.  Sandy Ryan Sheppard
WILLETT,TROWBRIDGE, RAKER, OWENS, DIMMICK & RITTENHOUSE.  I am interested in sharing information and obtaining help from others in these families.  Rich Stackhouse.
WILSON family.  Harold Robinson
WOOD family.    John & Rosanna Wood, b. in Somersetshire England, moved to Virginia, West Virginia & Ohio as well as Montour County.  Buried in Christ Episcopal Cemetery, Danville, PA.   Looking for grave of John's grandchild William Rosswell Wood, reportedly buried in PA after his death in Virginia.  (Not the one buried in Christ Episcopal, Danville; he was older and married).  See photos on Woods photo page.          Sandy Cooper.  Here is an alternate e-mail address for Sandy. Feel free to use either one.
WOODSIDE, MONTGOMERY, WALKER families.  Kathleen Woodside Freiburg
ZEISLER family.  Joseph Zeisler arrived in the US in April, 1881.  He and wife, Irma, are known to be in Montour Co. in 1883.  The family were Jewish and had a son at that time who may have died in the county.  Apparently moved to Peoria, IL by 1884.  Would appreciate any information on this family.  Jerry Zeisler
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