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 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
(Q54) 30 Jan 1997 - Catherine Cline
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
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, 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
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,
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
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
(Q48) 26 Jan 1997 - L.K.
Surnames: McDONALD, NICKEL,
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
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
(Q46) 23 Jan 1997 - Sarah
I am researching and seeking any info. on the surname
(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
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
Any info. available on the PEARS family of the Stoneboro
area would be appreciated.
(Q42) 13 Jan 1997 - Ellen
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
(Q39) 11 Jan 1997 - Glen D.
I have been researching the line of John THOMPSON.
Will probated Sep 16, 1846.
(Q38) 8 Jan 1997 - Sue Buckner
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
Looking for the parents of Ernest WAGENER (also
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
(Q36) 7 Jan 1997 - Jim Hazlett
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
(Q35) 6 Jan 1997 - Doris McLaughlin
Surnames: GLEASON, McLAUGHLIN,
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
(Q34) 4 Jan 1997 - Howard Graves
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
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;
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
(Q30) 20 Dec 1996 - Glenn
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
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
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,
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
(Q26) 30 Nov 1996 - Eldon L. Hills
Surnames: BARR, ROBBINS,
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,
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
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
(Q23) 27 Nov 1996 - Teresa Thompson
Who were the parents of John Sampson THOMPSON, b. May
16, 1810 in Mercer Co.?
(Q22) 26 Nov 1996 - Eric Wagoner
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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