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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 the Rootsweb Message Boards.

This is Mercer County query page no. 2.  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.

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(Q54)  30 Jan 1997 - Catherine Cline

Surnames: BRECKENRIDGE, WILSON

Seeking info. on Nancy BRECKENRIDGE who came to America with her brother c.1732, both parents died on the crossing.  Nancy m. c.1740 to John WILSON in Letterkenny, PA.  He d. 9 Jul 1773, interred at Rocky Springs Pbt. Church, Green Twp., PA.  I want to know who her parents were, and who was the brother who raised her in PA.  They had sons Hugh, James, Samuel, William.

(Q53)  30 Jan 1997 - Julie Altstaetter

Surnames: KIGGINS

James KIGGINS whose parents were b. in PA and moved to northwest OH.  Right now, I will share any info. on any KIGGINS because there are not that many of us.

(Q52)  29 Jan 1997 - Brian T. Trevitt

Surnames: TREVITT

TREVITT, Catherine, Mary, Ralph, William.  All listed in the Mercer Co. list of One Room School Teachers.  Would appreciate any info. on these or other TREVITTs.  Trying to establish first TREVITT to land in U.S.

(Q51)  29 Jan 1997 - Dale Leech

Surnames: AXTELL, DENNISTON

Robert DENNISTON of Mercer Co., PA begat Martha (Mattie) Ann 1/24/1848 who m. Samuel N. AXTELL (son of Thaddeus AXTELL) (all of Mercer Co.) in 1868.  Siblings and parents, etc. of Robert.

(Q50)  29 Jan 1997 - Amy Keener

Surnames: ELLIOTT, LEECH, SMITH

I am researching the John LEECH family who settled in Mercer Co. in 1802.  John and his wife Jane had 12 children - 10 boys and 2 girls.  The 2 girls were: Phebe, m. to Charles ELLIOTT, and Jane, m. to Jesse SMITH.  I would appreciate any info. concerning these families.  Thank you.

(Q49)  26 Jan 1997 - Mike Wright

Surnames: GRAHAM, YOUNG

I am interested in finding info. on the parents of Hugh Bingham YOUNG.  He was b. in 1832 perhaps in Westmoreland Co.  He is believed to have moved to Mercer Co. about 1853, m. Rosanna GRAHAM, and was a poor coal miner in Mercer Co. the rest of his life.  I believe he came from a poor mining family in Westmoreland Co.  I am hoping to find in the 1850 census of Westmoreland Co. a YOUNG family with an 18 year old Hugh B. or H. B. in it, but I have not asked for a look up yet.  If anyone has any info. on YOUNGs in Westmoreland Co., I would appreciate hearing it.  Thanks.

(Q48)  26 Jan 1997 - L.K. McGinnis

Surnames: McDONALD, NICKEL, REYNOLDS, ROSE

William McDONALD, b. 1830, PA, m. Catharine NICKEL, 1853, Waupaca Co, WI, d. 1904, WI.  He was son of Charles & Mary (REYNOLDS) McDONALD of Mercer Co., PA.  Charles was probably son of Robert McDONALD, Rev. War Patriot, m. 1788, MD, d. 1840 Delaware Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  Catharine NICKEL, b. 1835, Mercer Co, PA, dau. of Thomas & Catharine (ROSE?) NICKEL.  Thomas NICKEL, b. 1800, PA, m. Catharine (ROSE?) probably in Mercer Co., d. 1852, Outagamie Co., WI.  Seek any info. on these families of Mercer Co.

(Q47)  26 Jan 1997 - Barbara Kettler

Surnames: GEHR, SMILEY

I am looking for info. regarding Israel GEHR, b. abt 1814, and m. to Anne Marie SMILEY.  They had a daughter Ella Isophene GEHR, b. 1853 in Mercer City, PA.  Israel's father was Captain John GEHR, b. abt 1762.  Does anyone have anything that can point me past my dead end?  Thanks.

(Q46)  23 Jan 1997 - Sarah Martelle

Surnames: ECKLES

I am researching and seeking any info. on the surname ECKLES.

(Q45)  21 Jan 1997 - Mike Wright

Surnames: GRAHAM, NIGHTWINE, OKESON, WRIGHT, YOUNG

I have ancesters who lived in Mercer Co., PA in the late 1800s.  My great grandfather's name was George Buryl OKESON.  He was b. Apr 29, 1861 in New Castle, PA, lived in Sharon, PA until 1896 when he moved with his wife, Emma Jane YOUNG, and children, Rose, Ada, Helen (my father's mother), and Hugh to Ashtabula, OH.  George and Emma were married May 1, 1885 in Hermitage, PA.  He d. of influenza in 1918 at the age of 57 in Ashtabula, Saybrook Co. OH.  Emma Jane d. in Ashtabula as well in 1931.
The OKESON family came from Norway but I don't know when.  As a matter for fact, I don't know much about George B. OKESON's parents at this time.  I know more about his wife, Emma Jane.  Her father was Hugh Bingham YOUNG who was b. in Carlisle, PA, in 1832.  He had three siblings; William, Susan, and Joseph.  I know Susan married a man named NIGHTWINE in Mercer Co. and she was 8 years younger than Hugh.  Hugh married Rose Anna (or Rosanna) GRAHAM (b. Mar 21 1834 in Mercer Co.) in place and date unknown (estimate 1852 to 1860, maybe Carlisle, Sharon, Hermitage, PA, or Deerfield, OH).  Rosanna's father's name was James GRAHAM and she had brothers named William and Joseph and a sister named Eliza.  I don't know her mother's maiden name.  Hugh and Rosanna YOUNG had at least five children: Levander, Evander, Sadie, Emma Jane and an unknown younger sibling.  I knew Sadie in the '60s when she was in her early 90's.  Much of what I have written came from her by way of my grandmother Helen Beryl (OKESON) WRIGHT.
If anyone is interested in following up on the OKESON family, I would be interested helping defray the costs.

(Q44)  18 Jan 1997 - Dave Needham

Surnames: NEEDHAM, SHANOR

Searching for ancestors of George W. and Anna (SHANOR) NEEDHAM who lived in Mercer Co., PA.  They had several children and moved to northern IL in 1852.

(Q43)  14 Jan 1997 - Ed Pears

Surnames: PEARS

Any info. available on the PEARS family of the Stoneboro area would be appreciated.

(Q42)  13 Jan 1997 - Ellen Scheffler

Surnames: MULLIGAN

Looking for info. on Michael A. MULLIGAN, son of Thomas and Mary MULLIGAN.  Michael b. Jun 8, 1862 in NY.  Believe Michael had a younger brother named Edward.  My mother remembers Michael talking about growing up in Sharon, PA.

(Q41)  11 Jan 1997 - Nancy Brower

Surnames: BERLIN, BLACK, EBERHART, KIRK, LINEBERGER, PHILLIPS, POOL-POOLE

Am interested in corresponding with anyone researching the family of Paul and Sarah "Sally" (BERLIN) EBERHART.  Paul was b. 8 Feb 1796 in Westmoreland Co., PA, and d. 9 Oct 1865 in Mercer Co., PA.  Sarah was b. 8 Jul 1798 in Westmoreland Co., PA, and d. 7 Feb 1891 in Delaware Co., IA.  They had nine children: Josias, Anna Maria, Emma, Susanna who m. T. K. BLACK, Caroline who m. Jonathan LINEBERGER, Hiram who m. Caroline KIRK, Sarah who m. Levi BERLIN, Reuben who m. Susan PHILLIPS, and Mahala who m. Albert POOL.

(Q40)  11 Jan 1997 - Nancy Brower

Surnames: EBERHART, MARINER, McKAY, PAGE, POOL-POOLE, SLATER

Would like to contact any descendants of William Warren and Nancy Hobbs (MARINER) POOL(E).  William was b. 25 Jan 1811 in Mahoning Co., OH, and d. 26 June 1879 in Mercer Co.  Nancy was b. 29 May 1812 in Mahoning Co., OH, and d. 29 April 1883 in Mercer Co.  Their children were: Joseph; Albert, m. Mahala EBERHART; Sarah, m. William McKAY; George; Dillon, m. Lucy K.?; Olive; Newton; Florence, m. Samuel SLATER; Martha Jane, m. Matthias PAGE; and Nancy.

(Q39)  11 Jan 1997 - Glen D. Thompson

Surnames: THOMPSON

I have been researching the line of John THOMPSON.  Will probated Sep 16, 1846.

(Q38)  8 Jan 1997 - Sue Buckner

Surnames: LONG, THOMPSON

Info. regarding surnames of LONG, Wm. THOMPSON.  Dates of 1735 to 1830.  This would probably include the counties of Mercer and Crawford in later years.

(Q37)  8 Jan 1997 - Eric Wagoner

Surnames: HEINEY, WAGONER-WAGENER-WAGNER

Looking for the parents of Ernest WAGENER (also WAGGONER, WAGONER, WAGNER), b. 1790s in Northampton Co.,  m. Susannah HEINEY, b. 1791.  Both families settled Northampton Co. pior to the American Revolution.  The names of their children were: Tena, Sarah, Reuben, Thomas, Daniel, and Michael.  They moved west from this area about 1837.  One child, Thomas, was baptised at Christ Church, Hamilton Twp. in 1827. The 1830 census list them living in Stroud Twp.  Ernest did have brothers and sisters, but their names are unknown.  Ernest WAGONER d. in Mercer Co., PA in the early 1840's.

(Q36)  7 Jan 1997 - Jim Hazlett

Surnames: GRINDER-GREINER-GREIDER, KENNEDY

Researching Martin GRINDER of Mercer Co.  Surname also seen as GREINER and GREIDER.  Martin's Rev. War Pension application lists his wife as Anne KENNEDY.  Trying to connect him to my ggg-grandfather Phillip GRINDER of Butler Co.  Help would be appreciated.

(Q35)  6 Jan 1997 - Doris McLaughlin Williams

Surnames: GLEASON, McLAUGHLIN, PENMAN

My family lived in Mercer Co. mid-1800's.  Albert McLAUGHLIN m. Lorena GLEASON and they had four children.  Their son, Nelson Joseph McLAUGHLIN, m. Sarah PENMAN who was born in Scotland.  They moved to IA after 1874.  Please contact me if you have any info.  Thank you.

(Q34)  4 Jan 1997 - Howard Graves

Surnames: LUCE, MANN

Am researching the LUCE family who would have been in Mercer Co. from 1820 thru 1840+.  Am researching the MANN family who would have been in Mercer Co., PA during the period of 1820 thru 1840+.  Sarah Ann MANN married in about 1839 at the home of her parents.  Seeking info. on this family whereabouts prior to this.

(Q33)  30 Dec 1996 - Judy

Surnames: STEPHENS, VAN COURT

Amanda M. VAN COURT, b. ca. Sep 1841, Mercer Co., PA.  Parents' names: Daniel S. VAN COURT and Amanda Miranda STEPHENS.  Daniel was b. around 1804, Amanda in Jun 1821.  Need more info. on them.

(Q32)  29 Dec 1996 - JoAnn Goodacre

Surnames: CLENDENIN, GILLILAND, HAMILTON, ROBINSON, SHAFER, SHOEMAKER, SWARTWOOD

I will exchange info. on the following families: SHAFER; SWARTWOOD; SHOEMAKER; ROBINSON; CLENDENIN; HAMILTON.  Adam SHAFER was in Pike Co. 1785; Northampton and Luzerne Co. before 1790.  Thomas SWARTWOOD was in NY; NJ; Pike Co, PA; Northampton and his sons went on to Luzerne.  Malachai SHOEMAKER was in Luzerne and Bradford Co.  Jonathon Jackson ROBINSON was b. 1818 in Jackson Co., IN.  His father (?) was from Allentown area.  John CLENDENIN was b. 1795 in Ireland and lived in Lancaster and Mercer Co. before moving to IA.  Margaret HAMILTON was b. 1796 in Ireland and m. 1821 to John CLENDENIN in Lancaster.  John GILLILAND was b. in Ireland.  His son, Robert GILLILAND, was b. before 1750 in PA.

(Q31)  29 Dec 1996 - Dorothy E. Stanley Surnames: FARRELL

Researching FARRELL in Shenango and W. Middlesex, Mercer Co., PA.  Matthew & Elizabeth (Eliza) FARRELL emigrated from Co. Down, Ireland about 1843 and settled in Mercer Co.  Children: David, b. 1836; John William, b. 1840; Elizabeth, b. 1842; Matthew, b. 1844; Thomas, b. 1848; Jane C., b. 1849; Mary A., b. 1852; Harriet (Hattie), b. 1858; and Harvey, b. 1862.  Many of the children ended up in IA in the late 1800's.  Any assistance on this line will be greatly appreciated!

(Q30)  20 Dec 1996 - Glenn

Surnames: EBERHART, PHILLIPS

Seeking info. on the parents of Samuel PHILLIPS.  He moved to Keel Ridge in Mercer Co. in 1836 and settled the Phillips Corner Farm.  Daughter Susanna PHILLIPS m. 20 Mar 1856 to Rueben Isreal EBERHART (b. 16 Jul 1831 in Mercer).  Any info. on either PHILLIPS or EBERHART would be greatly appreciated.

(Q29)  20 Dec 1996 - Aaron D. Thomas

Surnames: HARRIS, THOMAS

Could anyone tell me where I might find a listing of cemeteries that are in Sharon?  At least two of my relatives are reportedly buried there somewhere.  The relatives that I am currently trying to locate are: Thomas M. THOMAS, d. 8/27/1873, bur. 8/31/1873; Margaret HARRIS THOMAS, d. 12/12/1894.  Other relatives that may also be there: William THOMAS, b. 4/15/1840; John THOMAS, b. 2/22/1842; Hanah THOMAS, b. 11/29/1846,  married name unknown; Elizabeth THOMAS, b. 8/16/1848, married name unknown; Daniel THOMAS, b. 2/11/1850; Sarah THOMAS, b. 02/24/1852,  married name unknown.  These people were all born in Wales.

(Q28)  12 Dec 1996 - Walter Minnichbach

Surnames: MINNICHBACH, ZORNHILL

MINNICHBACH Family Tree:  Looking for surnames connected to the names of MINNICHBACH and ZORNHILL around the years of 1800 to present day.

(Q27)  3 Dec 1996 - Clyde Hull

Surnames: BAKER, HULL, PLATT

I'm interested in obtaining more complete data for tracing my family tree.  I have the following data from relatives: Daniel HULL, d. 1869 in Mercer Co.; Benjamin HULL, b. 1800 in Mercer Co., m. 1828, Mary A. PLATT; Benjamin Franklin HULL, b. Aug 1846, m. 2 Jul 1868, Mary BAKER.  I'd appreciate any assistance.

(Q26)  30 Nov 1996 - Eldon L. Hills

Surnames: BARR, ROBBINS, THOMPSON

Desire info. on Amos ROBBINS, b. 1777, d. 1858, Mercer Co. PA, m. 1st Mary THOMPSON, had 9 children, 2nd, Margaret BARR, had 4 children.  Any info. would be appreciated.

(Q25)  30 Nov 1996 - Mark Ertel

Surnames: DANIELS, O'NEIL, TAYLOR

I am stumped looking for ancestors/records of James Lock(e) TAYLOR (b. 6/15/1819, Mercer Co.) and Maria DANIELS (b. 1822, Mercer Co.).  They were married in Mercer on 4/22/1841, then moved out to Jackson Co., IA in 1847.  "They were short people" an elderly relative said.  According to an 1879 history, James and Maria arrived penniless in Jackson Co., but eventually lived on a 397 acre farm and owned two others.  As of 1879, they had had 11 children, 9 of whom were still living, including: Isaac, Smith (1st name), Benton, and Mary Ann(e).  All are buried in the Preston, IA cemetery (although James & Maria were first buried on their farm).  Mary Ann married William O'NEIL, the son of John O'NEIL, an Irish immigrant.  Children and descendents number in the dozens.

(Q24)  29 Nov 1996 - Charlene Kolterman

Surnames: COLEMAN, YOKE

I am searching for the family of my 3rd great-grandmother - Sarah YOKE, b. 1 Mar 1800 in Mercer Co., PA.  Sarah married James COLEMAN of Ashtabula Co., OH on 4 Jun 1818 (?where?).  They lived in Ashtabula Co. where several children were born.  Later they moved to Linn Co., IA where both passed away.  Sarah (YOKE) COLEMAN d. 28 Jun 1884, burial at Sisley's Grove Cemetery, west of Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA.  Would like to find the family of Sarah YOKE, her parents and brothers and sisters.  Any help with this surname would be greatly appreciated.

(Q23)  27 Nov 1996 - Teresa Thompson Arcangel

Surnames: THOMPSON

Who were the parents of John Sampson THOMPSON, b. May 16, 1810 in Mercer Co.?

(Q22)  26 Nov 1996 - Eric Wagoner

Surnames: HEINEY, WAGONER-WAGNER

Seeking info. on my great-great grandfather Ernest WAGONER (WAGNER).  His family lived in Mercer Co. from the late l830's to about l845.  He is listed in the l840 census as living in Salem Twp.  He evidently died between l840-l845 in Mercer.  His family moved on to IA in l845.  I have not had any success in writing several several sources in Mercer, and several years ago my sister stopped by the courthouse and was told there were no records from that time.  His wife's name was Susannah (HEINEY) WAGONER.  I would appreciate any info. or suggestions.  Thank you.

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