This is the Old Query section that existed on the Mercer
County Genealogy site prior to September 1999. The last query added to
this section was added in 1998. Queries since that time can be found on
This is the Mercer County
query page 17 - the last page of Old Queries. The query pages are numbered from the
oldest (page no. 1) to the latest. All surnames
mentioned in all queries are indexed on the Surnames/Index page.
(Q491) 23 Sep 1998 - Jennifer
Surnames: GILBERT, JACKSON,
I am seeking info. on the surnames GILBERT and
JACKSON in Mercer and Bradford Cos., PA. Harry
GILBERT, b. in Bradford Co., PA (I believe), m. aft 1900
(probably abt 1906) in either Cherrytree or Titusville, PA to Emma
JACKSON, b. in Ontario, Canada. Harry's parents were
William and Mary (RYHAL) GILBERT.
Emma's parents were John and Ida PETERS
JACKSON. We have pictures and letters that place this
Ida PETERS JACKSON in the Titusville area. With the
exceptions of these pictures, the woman remains a mystery. If anyone
could help or give directions, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
(Q490) 20 Sep 1998 - Marie Reiter
Surnames: CLAYTON, GIBBS, GOODALL,
LAVERY, REITER, SNYDERWINE, TRABER, WEISEN
Seeking info. on the following families: John LAVERY, abt
1830; Harriet CLAYTON, abt 1840; Thomas
GOODALL, abt 1835; Albert GIBBS, b. 1861,
d. 1932; Barbara SNYDERWINE, b. 1866, d. 1919; Albert
TRABER, b. 1868, d. 1916; Barbara WEISEN,
b. 1858, d. 1936; John REITER, b. 1848, d. 1911. All
lived in the Shenango Valley.
(Q489) 20 Sep 1998 - Gayle
I have a family bible from Harriet and Soloman
LOVELAND. It has some family history in it.
Earliest birth is abt 1824. If you need this info., email me.
(Q488) 20 Sep 1998 - Jane
Searching for info. on my g-grandfather, Daniel BRUNER,
b. 20 Feb 1816 in Lebanon Co., PA, d. 9 Mar 1892 in New Lebanon, Mercer Co.,
PA, m. Mary STAUM, b. 11 Oct 1820 in Switzerland, d. 23 Nov
1906 in New Lebanon, Mercer Co., PA. Daniel BRUNER
owned and operated a woolen mill in Mill Creek Twp.
(Q487) 20 Sep 1998 - Sue Bowman
Looking for info. on William SHAFFER, b. 1836 in
Germany?, d. 1925, m. Anna? __?__. They had son, Samuel Guy
SHAFFER, b. 1858 in Sharon, PA, m. Emma
YOUNG, b. 1866, dau. of James and Katherine
YOUNG. The SHAFFERs were coal miners
in Sharon, PA. Any info. on SHAFFER or
(Q486) 20 Sep 1998 - Christina
Seeking any info. on the family of Nancy Jane SCHRIVER
(SCHRIBER), b. abt 1837 possibly in Sharpsville, Mercer Co.,
PA, m. George W. GENSLER of Newport, Perry Co., PA.
Their first child was Annie Elizabeth GENSLER, b. 13 Jun
1855 in Sharpsville.
(Q485) 19 Sep 1998 - Charlene B.
Searching for William THOMAS of Sharon, PA, son of Morgan
THOMAS. He was father of: James D., William E., Lewis,
George, and Misouria A. Both Morgan and William were deceased by 1909
but the children were still alive. I have no other dates. Any
help would be appreciated.
(Q484) 18 Sep 1998 - May F.
Surnames: DAVISON, EWING,
Looking for John SCOTT, b. abt 1795-1810. His
mother, Elizabeth (__?__) SCOTT, in her 1864 will, says he
is of Mercer Co. She and her other children, Druscilla
EWING, Eliza Ann DAVISON, and James
SCOTT, are all in Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA.
Does John have any descendants out there?
(Q483) 18 Sep 1998 - Michael J.
I am looking for any info. on John Ian HOOVLER, b. ca
1759, d. ca 1832. He came to this country at the age of 6 from
Holland. I do not know his parents names or if he had any brothers or
sisters. His family settled in Mercer Co., PA. I have a family
tree (John only) from that point on until 1969. Some of the other info.
I have on John is that his first wife (no name) d. 1804. They had 4
boys (no names). He remarrried in 1806. They had 4 boys and 1
girl from this marriage. I have more info. if needed. I have
researched the HOOVLER name and have come across other
HOOVLERs that do not show up on this particular
branch. Trying to find out if they are connected and how they are
connected. Most grateful for any info. received
(Q482) 12 Sep 1998 - Pat Bair
I'm looking for any info. on Edward J. BAIR, b. Feb 23,
1887 in Grove City.
(Q481) 10 Sep 1998 - Charlie A.
Margaret CRAIG, b. abt 1834 in Northern Ireland, m. 10
Sep 1853 in Sandy Creek, Mercer Co., PA to George McINTYRE,
b. 1833 in Co. Down, Ireland. The couple lived several years in Mercer
Co. where dau., Isabelle McINTYRE, was b. 17 Feb 1855.
They removed abt 1858 to West Deer Twp., Allegheny Co. where son, Samuel John
McINTYRE, was b. 1859. The couple was active in Deer Creek
United Presbyterian Church, West Deer Twp. and both are buried there.
Seek info. on George and Margaret before they moved to West Deer Twp., more
details of the wedding, and any connection with one of the
CRAIG families around Sandy Creek. Thank you.
(Q480) 9 Sep 1998 - Joseph Hoover
Surnames: AGUE, BUSH, HOOVER,
Jacob HOOVER, b. 1795 in Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 31 Jul
1868 near Coitsville, Mahoning Co., OH, m. Christine
BUSH. Jacob Sr.'s father was Peter
HOOVER, m. Mary HUBER. Jacob
HOOVER Jr., b. 6 Oct 1826 in Mercer Co., PA, d. 14 Apr 1904
in Essex Twp., Clinton Co., MI, m. 14 Feb 1849 in Edinborough, PA to Cynthia
Ann AGUE. They had 14 children, all surviving to
adulthood, the first ten children were b. near Lowellville, Mahoning Co., OH,
and the last four children were b. in Clinton Co., MI. Any info. on
these folks greatly appreciated!
(Q479) 8 Sep 1998 - Linda Holub
Surnames: LAWRENCE, MANN,
Seeking info. on Lucinda MANN LAWRENCE, d. 13 Jan 1899 in
Grove City, PA, m. Carl STEIN.
(Q478) 6 Sep 1998 - Albert R.
Surnames: BROWN, HIGGINS,
I am seeking any info. on James HIGGINS, b. abt 1790 in
England, lived in W. Salem Twp., Mercer Co., PA, d. 1850-1860. His
occupation was a farmer. His wife was Catherine or perhaps Mary
Catherine, b. abt 1793 in PA. They had at least one son, Jonathan
"J.C." HIGGINS. James' widow, Mary
Catherine, m. George BROWN, a Scotsman, b. abt 1805.
It appears that Jonathan "J.C." HIGGINS may have
m. Mary KEAN and the family remained in Crawford Co. until
Jonathan's death aft 1870. Any info. on this family is appreciated.
(Q477) 3 Sep 1998 - Leann Gallagher
Looking for info. on Benjamin Avery POSTEN, b. 1839 in
Huntingdon Co., PA, m. Mary Ellen DEAN from Sandy Lake,
Mercer Co., PA. Hoping to find more POSTEN and
DEAN ancestors. I am stuck at Benjamin Avery
POSTEN. Hoping to find other people researching these
families. Also looking for info. on Benjamin's military service, Co. B,
140th PA Infantry.
(Q476) 31 Aug 1998 - Cindy Barber
Adamson B. WILES, b. 12 May 1806 in Mercer Co., PA, son
of Christian WILES Sr., b. 1760 in Wales. Adamson m.
Eleander BLANCHARD, b. 1810-1820. Need marriage
info. Moved to Brown Co., OH, then to IN.
(Q475) 29 Aug 1998 - Susan
Surnames: NIMO, PIERCE,
I am looking for info. on my gg-grandparents, David
STINER, b. in PA, m. (1) Hannah NIMO.
Their children: Harriet STINER, my g-grandmother, m. Abraham
PIERCE who lived in Lawrence Co.; Mary Ann
STINER; and David STINER, never
married. I found David and Hannah on the 1850 census, living in
Springfield Twp., Mercer Co., PA. Then, on the 1860 census, David and
their three children, Harriett Elizabeth, Mary Ann, and David Mclain, are
listed. Hannah d. 1858-1860 as their son, David, was b. 1858. I
then found David STINER on the 1870 census, now living in
Slippery Rock Twp., Lawrence Co., PA, having remarried and more
children. David m. (2) Martha __?__. The children's names list
are as follows: David (son of first wife); George (according to his age must
be son of her first marriage); William; Charles; and Caroline. David's
two daus. to his first wife are married by this time. I would like to
find info. on David and Hannah's parents, the STINERs and
the NIMOs. Also would like info. on his second wife
and their children. Would greatly appreciate any help anyone can
give. Will share what info. I have. Thanks for your help.
(Q474) 29 Aug 1998 - Steve
Surnames: ENGLISH, EVERHART, HALL,
Searching for any info. on the LYTLE family.
William Harris LYTLE, b. 1789 in Orange Co., NY, d. 1843 in
Venango Co., PA, m. Ruth EVERHART. Their children:
Johnathan Stevens LYTLE, d. 1899 in West Middlesex, Mercer
Co., PA; Christian Everhart LYTLE; Isaiah Cooley
LYTLE, b. ca 1812 in Huntingdon Co., PA, d. ca 1856 in
Trumbull Co., OH, m. Martha KINNEY; Lydia
LYTLE; John Shannon LYTLE; William
Stonebraker LYTLE, d. aft 1897 in Mercer Co., PA; Stephen
Harris LYTLE; Hanna Amanda LYTLE; Catherine
Jane LYTLE; and David Steel LYTLE.
Isaiah Cooley LYTLE had son, Isaiah (sometimes listed as
Isaac) S. LYTLE (sometimes LITTLE), b. Feb
22, 1846 in PA, d. May 11, 1898 in Mahaska Co., IA, m. Adeline
HALL. The couple first shows up in Mercer Co., PA on
1870 census, although Adaline shows up in Mercer Co. on 1860 census, living
with her mother, Elizabeth (ENGLISH)
HALL. They moved on to Youngstown, OH by 1880 census,
then to IA. If anyone has any info. on any of these persons, many of
whom lived and died in Mercer Co., PA, please contact me.
(Q473) 27 Aug 1998 - Victoria
Looking for info. on Mary BUCKLEY, b. 1834 in Raynulton,
dau. of William and Milcah BUCKLEY. I understand her
middle name was possibly Wayne (?) for her grandmother, Mary
WAYNE, m. Samuel BUCKLEY. Any
confirmation or other info.?
(Q472) 27 Aug 1998 - Carol A. Van
Surnames: ALM, BROWN, EASTERBROOK,
I am looking for info. on my gg-grandparents, William and Prudence
EASTERBROOK, both b. in Stafordshire(?), England. They
lived in Sharon, PA in the early 1900s. They had 3 daus.: Clara (my
grandmother), b. in Stoneboro, PA, m. Dec 1904 to Herbert Frances BROWN;
Mary; and Emma (or Ethel?), m. Apr 1909 to Charles N.
ALM. Also looking for info. on my grandfather, Herbert
Frances BROWN, b. 1880 in Slippery Rock, son of Lewis Melvin
BROWN and Emma Jane STRUDEVANT.
Melvin' parents were Alexander and Elizabeth BROWN. I
would like to find more on this side of the family as I don't have
much. Thank you.
(Q471) 26 Aug 1998 - Ken
My grandfather, Israel COLLINS , b. in Hungary I believe,
came to Farrell from Pittsburgh, PA in the early 1900s. He worked at
one time for Westinghouse Electric and also had a grocery store on Idaho
Street. I can still visualize his name in tiffanny glass "I.
Collins" over the entrance hall to the stairs to the family quarters
when they lived upstairs over the store. My uncle Meyer, his son , also
had a drug store on Idaho Street. One of the tenants in his building
was Joe BROSKO who I believe was an alderman and ran a small
court room in one of my grandfather's stores. In addition to uncle
Meyer, the rest of the family consisted of my father, Maurice, and sisters,
Belle and Rose. From the family graves in the Farrell cemetery, I note
the following dates: Israel, b. l872, d. l930; Sarah, his wife, b. l877, d.
1931; Maurice, my dad, b. 1895, d. 1936; Meyer, b. l897, d. l968. I
will appreciate any help on my COLLINS family history.
(Q470) 26 Aug 1998 - Rachael Miller
Adam FLICK m. 2 Sep 1806 in Mercer Co., PA to Elizabeth
PALM (POLM). Adam
FLICK's parents may have been Frederick and Mary.
Elizabeth's father may have been John. They had the following children:
John, Jacob, Benjamin, Samuel, Sarah, Thomas, William, Margaret, Susan,
Nancy, and Mary, all b. 1807-1829. I have many additional birth dates
and some spouses names, etc., and alot of descendant info. I am looking
for other people researching these branches, and am especially interested in
finding out more about the earlier generations.
(Q469) 25 Aug 1998 - Brenda
Looking for info on the family of Orlando H. SPENCER, m.
Mary __?__. Children: James Willard, Eliza, Elizabeth, and Abraham
Lincoln. They lived in the Greenville borough.
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