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. 10.
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
(Q279) 14 Dec 1997 - Dee Alexander + Homepage
Surnames: GEORGE, MEDBERRY- MEDBERY-
I am interested in finding info. on Benjamin MEDBERRY
(MEDBERY/MEDBURY) and his wife, Lydia
GEORGE. Benjamin was b. in Chautaqua Co., NY, and d.
abt 1866 in Mercer Co., PA. I am interesting in finding out when/where
they were married, where they are buried, and her death date.
Seeking info. on Jonathan and Charity SOPHER. Jonathan
came to Mercer Co. from NJ around 1830. I have no data on them.
Also seeking info. about Isaac SOPHER, son of Jonathan and
Charity, and Orsina MEDBERY/MEDBERRY, dau. of Benjamin and
Lydia. Looking for marriage/death info. Isaac and Orsina moved to
Venango Co., PA. Lydia lived with them after Benjamin died. Isaac
and Orsina's son, Gilbert (Bert) SOPHER, moved to WI as a
young man. Any info. appreciated.
(Q278) 13 Dec 1997 - Jan Alpert
Surnames: PELTON, REED,
Looking for info. on J.D. PELTON, b. 1814, d. 1896,
buried in S. Shenango Cemetery. Was Anna PELTON, b.
1792, d. 1836 in Espyville, Crawford Co., his sister? Was their father
John PELTON in the 1800 Crawford Co. census. Was this
PELTON family from CT?
Looking for info. on the family of William REED, d. 1845,
age 84 years, buried in Wilson Cemetery in Espyville, Crawford Co., PA.
These families appeared to move across the county lines and into Trumbull and
Ashtabula Co., OH as well. Anna PELTON, b. 1792, m.
__?__ REED, possible son of William
REED. He d. bef 1815 when she m. Solomon
WATERS from Ashtabula Co., OH.
(Q277) 12 Dec 1997 - Jeannette Prose
I am searching for info. on my great-great grandfather, Adam
GEHM, m. Dec 2, 1851 to Anna Katherine
KOLB. I am not sure if they were m. in Mercer Co., but
their first two children were b. in Greenville, Mercer Co. They were
Mary GEHM, b. Jun 23, 1853, and Barbara P.
GEHM, b. Aug 20, 1856. His wife and in-laws emigrated from Germany about May 11, 1850. In all my family records, there is no
mention of Adam GEHM coming with the KOLB
family. I can only guess that he may have already have been in the area
when my KOLB ancestors arrived. Can anyone help?
(Q276) 7 Dec 1997 - Twila Smith
Surnames: DAWSON, HUGHES,
Seeking info. on George HUGHES of Mercer Co., abt 1800
went where? Relationship to PETTIT family of Mercer
Co. Who was wife of George HUGHES?
Children? Were there DAWSON relatives in area or was
family in Trumbull or Mahoning Co., OH? George HUGHES
came from Derry Twp., Westmoreland Co. Need proof of relationship to
William HUGHES of Derry Twp.
(Q275) 7 Dec 1997 - Miriam G. Baughman
Surnames: ALEXANDER, BAUGHMAN,
BROWN, CARRINGER, FREEDENBERG-FREUDENBERG, HECKMAN, LANKOW, MOYER, NUNEMAKER,
OFFENSEND, PAULEY, REIGLEMAN, WILLIAMSON
Seeking info. on William BAUGHMAN, b. 1825 in Germany, d.
1903/4, came to the U.S. in 1847, m. Louise FREEDENBERG
(FREUDENBERG), b. ca 1835 in Germany, d. 1896. Their
first four children were b. in OH, but the last two were b. in Mercer Co.
where family appears on 1870 and 1880 census records in Springfield
Twp. Children were as follows: Lovina Catherine
BAUGHMAN, b. 1861, d. 1944, m. 1883 to Milton Sylvester
HECKMAN, b. 1859, d. 1899, son of Peter
HECKMAN and Sarah PAULEY of Delaware Twp.,
Milton and Lovina lived in Youngstown, OH after 1891; William
BAUGHMAN, b. 1862, d. 1933, m. Anna BROWN;
Charles George (Charlie) BAUGHMAN, b. 1865, d. 1941, m. Ida
NUNEMAKER, b. 1869, d. 1933; Matilda Margareta Louisa (Lou)
BAUGHMAN, b. 1867, d. 1942, m. Will
CARRINGER, b. 1860, d. 1921; James
BAUGHMAN, b. 1867, d. ?, served in Spanish-American War, but
whereabouts unknown after early 1900's; and Emma Maria
BAUGHMAN, b. 1871, d. 1909/10, m. Robert
ALEXANDER. William and Charlie lived in Oil City,
Louisa lived in Greenville. A Henry and Catherine
BAUGHMAN, J.W. BAUGHMAN, F.
FREEDENBERG may be related to family in Mercer Co.
Will exchange info.
Also looking for info. on the families of Peter HECKMAN,
b. 1834 in LeHigh Co., d. 1895 in Delaware Twp., Mercer Co., m. Sarah
PAULEY, b. 1834, d. 1906. Both are buried at St.John's
Lutheran Cemetery. They appear in Delaware Twp. in both the 1870 and
1880 census records. Their oldest son, Milton Sylvester
HECKMAN, b. 1859, d. 1899, m. 1883 to Lovina Catherine
BAUGHMAN, b. 1861, d. 1944, dau. of William
BAUGHMAN and Louisa FREEDENBERG (see
above). Milton and Lovina were living in the Youngstown, OH area by
1891. Milton was killed in a railroad accident in 1899 but Lovina and
their 4 children remained in Youngstown. Their other children: Ellen
HECKMAN, b. 1861, thought to have m. Fred
MOYER; Louisa HECKMAN, b. 1863, m. __?__
REIGLEMAN; Elizabeth (Lizzie) HECKMAN, m.
__?__ LANKOW; William HECKMAN, b. 1868, m.
Fannie or Faucie __?__; Frances HECKMAN, b. 1870, d. 1943,
m. Harry OFFENSEND, they lived in Youngstown; James E.
HECKMAN, b. 1871, m. Fannie __?__, they lived in Youngstown
at first, but may have returned to the Greenville area; Dora
HECKMAN b. 1879, d. 1962, m. William D.
WILLIAMSON, b. 1874, d. 1964, they lived in
Greenville. Will exchange info.
(Q274) 29 Nov 1997 - Janet Louise
Surnames: ARMSTRONG, HANNA,
Am looking for info. regarding Thomas Stuart HANNA, b.
Feb 20, 1818 in IRE, d. Apr 16, 1891 in Sharon, PA, m. Nov 24, 1840 to
Evaline N. ARMSTRONG, b. Jun 9, 1812 in PA, d. May 2,
1899. Also, info. regarding their parents, William
HANNA, b. 1792 in IRE, and Katherine
STUART, b. 1796 in IRE, Archibald
ARMSTRONG, b. 1786 in PA, and Elizabeth
WALLACE, b. 1790 in PA. Thanks!
(Q273) 28 Nov 1997 - Marilyn A.
Dicks + Homepage
Surnames: BROWN, GOULD, HARDY,
HENRY, HOUSTON, HUNTSACRE, KAUFMAN, KNIGHT, MALONEY, McBROOM, ONION, OTTER,
PRINGLE, PYLE, QUICK, SACKETT, SHIRA, SHOAFF, WIMER, WOMER
Adam WIMER, b. 1763, reared in VA, d. 1845 in Mercer
Co. Son, Nicholas WIMER, b. ca 1793, d. 1859, m. ca
1814 to Mary OTTER or QUICK. Their
dau., Mary A. WIMER, b. 1820, d. 1892, m. John
KAUFMAN, b. 1814, d. ca 1868/69. They had 13 children:
Sara Ann, m. (1) Enoch WOMER, m. (2) Jacob
PYLE; Polly; Belinda, m. William HOUSTON;
Nancy Ellen, m. Alan R. HOUSTON; Nicholas, m. Margaret
PRINGLE; Dorcus Tabetha, m. John KNIGHT;
John, m. (1) Ella HUNTSACRE, m. (2) Evaline
McBROOM; George, m. Sarah Jane ONION;
William, m. Elizabeth SACKETT SHIRA; Margaret, m.
Christopher HENRY, Josephine, m. (1) Thomas
MALONEY, m. (2) Thomas SHOAFF; Adam, m.
Sarah Emma GOULD; and Joseph Clarence, m. Eliz.
HARDY BROWN. They lived in both Lawrence and Mercer
Cos. Any knowledge of these surnames, please e-mail me.
(Q272) 27 Nov 1997 - James & Myrna
Surnames: FRASER, GOURLEY,
JAMISON, McCURDY, MILLS, MITCHELL, VICKERS, WINANS
Searching for info. on or descendants of Isabella
McCURDY, b. 1815 in Co. Antrim, IRE, d. 1898 in Jamestown, m.
Hugh MITCHELL, b. 1816, d. 1892 in Jamestown.
Children: John, m. Sarah VICKERS; Archibald, m. (1) Mary
JAMISON, m. (2) Ella FRASER; Margaret, m.
Samuel GOURLEY; Hugh; Thomas, a physician in Jamestown, m.
(1) Laura WINANS, m. (2) Carrie MILLS; and
Robert. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
(Q271) 25 Nov 1997 - Holly Gerber
Am searching for any info. on Tobias or Jacob
SHANK/SHONK/SHUNK/SCHENK. Tobias was living in Mercer
Co., PA in 1800 and by 1815 was living in Tuscarawas Co.,OH. Jacob was
b. 1794 in PA and was living next to Tobias in Tuscarawas Co., OH in
(Q270) 24 Nov 1997 - Martha Keener
Would like to find out info. on a Robert JOBES that was
in the Civil War from Mercer Co. Am also researching other
JOBES families in Mercer Co. Thank you.
(Q269) 17 Nov 1997 - Gary E. Boyd
Surnames: RICHARDSON, STREETER,
Looking for ancestry and any other available info. on Horace
STREETER, b. 14 Oct 1816 in NY, and Harriett
WHEATON, b. 11 Mar 1817 in Pompey, Duchess Co., NY.
Horace and Harriett m. ca 1837, and Horace and family appear in the 1840
census of Salem Twp., Mercer Co., PA. Children were: Wallace, b. ca
1838 in PA; Sophia/Savia, b. ca 1839 in PA; Thomas Harrison, b. 24 May 1842
in PA; Rebecca A., b. ca 1846 in PA; Mary Elizabeth, b. 23 Apr 1848 in PA;
Orville O., b. 30 Jan 1850 in Gratiot, Lafayette Co., WI; Louisa, b. ca 1854
in WI; and James, b. ca 1856 in WI. Harriett d. 30 Jun 1889, Horace d.
17 Jul 1889, both buried in Sunset View Cemetery, Washta, Ida Co., IA.
New evidence suggests that this Horace is not the son of Rev.
Sebastian STREETER and Ruth RICHARDSON.
(Q268) 17 Nov 1997 - David K. Steindel
Surnames: HALL, McCLAIN, NEARON,
My great-great grandfather was John HALL. He was b.
Jan 3, 1803 in Fairview Twp., Butler Co., PA, d. Jul 26, 1886 at his sister's
(Elizabeth McCLAIN) home in Harrison Co., OH. He
had a sister Frances PHIPPS, a brother William
HALL, and another sister Elizabeth
McCLAIN. His first wife was Mary
NEARON, second wife was Aleinda __?__, and third wife was
Sarah __?__. John HALL was a tanner and lived most of
his adult life in the city of Allegheny (Pittsburgh northside) and in
Pittsburgh. John HALL's obituary ends with
"Sharon please copy." The obituary was published in a
Pittsburgh newspaper. The reference to "Sharon" leads me to
believe that he had relatives in Mercer Co., PA since the Sharon newspaper
was alerted to publish his obituary. Any info. would be appreciated.
(Q267) 16 Nov 1997 - Donna Ellis
Surnames: GRANT, GREENBRIER,
Searching for info. on Jonathan GRANT, b. 1754/5 ?, d.
Jul 27, 1833 in OH, m. (1) Mary A. __?__, m. (2) Sarah/Sally
KELLEY, dau. of John Mathews KELLEY and
__?__ GREENBRIER. Any help appreciated.
(Q266) 15 Nov 1997 - John H. MacDonald
Surnames: BROMLEY, COOPER,
FENSTERMAKER, KERR, McDONALD, MERCHANT
Seeking descendants of and info. about the families of Phebe
McDONALD and William FENSTERMAKER.
Phebe McDONALD was b. 10 Nov 1837, d. 12 Feb 1889, dau. of
William H.S. McDONALD and Esther MERCHANT,
m. William FENSTERMAKER.
Also seeking descendants of and info. about the family of Thomas H. and
Josephine BROMLEY. Thomas H., b. 1850, d. 1920, son of
John BROMLEY. Josephine McDONALD, b.
1851, d. 1937, dau. of Lemuel and Cordelia McDONALD.
The family lived in Mercer Co. Children: John, b. 1874, d. ?, lived in
Oil City; Charles, b. 1874, d. 1925, lived in Hickory Twp., Mercer Co.;
Thomas E., b. 1876, d. ?, lived in Trumbull Co., OH; Effie, b. 1879, d. 1962,
m. John COOPER; Myrtle, b. 1880, d. ?, m. Fred
KERR; and Hattie, b. 1886, d. ?.
(Q265) 14 Nov 1997 - George Thomas
My grandfather, George J. BAKER, was b. Mar 22,1867 in
PA, son of George W. and Mary A. BAKER. We don't know
where in PA. Don't know if there were siblings. We found a George
W. BAKER in Beaver Co., but don't know if there is a
relationship. George J. BAKER m. in Norfolk, VA and
raised his children in NC. Sure would like to know if I have relatives
in Mercer Co. Any help would be wonderful.
(Q264) 14 Nov 1997 - Richard Brandon
Is there anyone who can identify or link to their family the James and
Henry BRANDON that appear listed next to one another in the
censuses of 1820 to 1840 for Wolf Creek Twp., Mercer Co., PA? James
disappears from the 1850 census, however the following is shown for the
family of Henry: Henry BRANDON, age 64, farmer, 1350
acres, b. in PA; Jane BRANDON, age 61, b. in PA; Sarah
BRANDON, age 30, b. in PA; Samuel BRANDON,
age 21, farmer, b. in PA; Martha BRANDON, age 18, b. in PA;
Louisa L. BRANDON, age 15, b. in PA. From another
source, a list of the officials of Wolf Creek Twp. 1820-1830, includes James
BRANDON as constable and both James and Henry as
supervisors. Any comment on the origins of this family would be most
(Q263) 13 Nov 1997 - Jeannine Byrne
My ggg-grandfather, Duncan CARMICHAEL, lived and owned
land in Mercer Co. between 1802 and 1810. He was b. 1776 in Washington Co., m. abt 1806 or 1807 to Catherine CRANE, b. 1791.
I am interested in any info. regarding these people. Duncan appears on
the 1802 Mercer Co., tax roll.
(Q262) 11 Nov 1997 - Amy R. Hines
I am looking for parents of Benjamin F. BROWN, b. 1840,
d. 1915 in Greenville. His father was possibly Alexander
BROWN. Benjamin is listed as a carpenter in several
books. Thank you.
(Q261) 9 Nov 1997 - Jacqueline
Surnames: COLE, DAVIS, HURDLE,
I am seeking any info. about my grandmother. Her name given at birth
was Virginia PRUITT. She had a sister named Hazel
PRUITT. She was b. abt 1906 in VA, m. Frank
HURDLE from NJ. She had a daughter named Dorothy June
HURDLE, b. Jun 24, 1929 in Cleveland, OH. Virginia
PRUITT's mother m. a man by the name of
COLE, possibly Charles COLE. I
believe they lived in OH near Shalersville. It is believed that the
PRUITT girls grew up there. The last info. I have on
Virginia is that she had m. a man named DAVIS. Her
last known address is 22 Davis Drive, Sharpsville, PA 16150, dating to the
early 1970's. Any info. about Virginia PRUITT HURDLE
DAVIS, or her sister Hazel PRUITT, or any of their
families would be greatly appreciated.
(Q260) 9 Nov 1997 - James & Myrna
Surnames: MILLS, MITCHELL,
Searching for info. on Dr. Thomas MITCHELL, b. 1850 in
Ontario, d. Aug 1938 in Jamestown, m. (1) Laura WINNAS, had
son, Clarence, b. 1877 in Jamestown, and m. (2) Carrie
MILLS. Thank you.
(Q259) 7 Nov 1997 - Sheila Wallace
Surnames: ADAMS, ANDERSON, CLARK,
FENSTERMACHER, FOULK, KAUFMAN, PATTERSON
Anthony PATTERSON, b. 1795 in SCOT, d. 1870 in Mercer
Co., PA. He immigrated to Trumbull Co., OH abt 1832 (don't know his
route), m. abt 1832 probably in OH to Christina/Margaret
KAUFMAN, b. ca 1810. Lived in Trumbull and Mahoning
Cos., OH and Mercer Co, PA. Their children: Sarah, b. 1834, m. Jacob
FOULK; Samuel, b. 1835, m. Mary; Jane, b. 1837, m. Alvin
ADAMS; John, b. 1840, picked up by alien ship; Mary Eliz.,
b. 1841, m. Alexander ANDERSON; James, b. 1843, fell off
edge of earth; Joseph, b. 1845, m. Mary Ann; David, b. 1847, m. Sarah;
Robert, b. 1849, m. Lucinda FENSTERMACHER; Alexander, b. abt
1851, lost into twilight zone; and Isabel, b. 1853, m. __?__
(Q258) 7 Nov 1997 - Lois J.
Surnames: BATES, BETTS,
The main Mercer Co. surnames that I am seeking info. on are
BATES, BETTS, and
YOUNGBLOOD. I have a lot of info. on
BATES and BETTS, but am always seeking
more. BATES' and BETTS' helped settle
Mercer Co. and are written up in the history books. Andrew
BETTS was a Revolutionary War vet who donated the land for
the State Line Church and Cemetery. Please contact me if you have any
(Q257) 6 Nov 1997 - Lee A. James
Surnames: EMERY, REED,
Seeking info. on John REED who was listed in the 1830
Federal Census as living in Slippery Rock Twp., Mercer Co., PA. He m.
Hannah RICE. John and Hannah REED
sold a parcel of land in Slippery Rock Twp. to William EMERY
on 2 Jun 1836. John REED d. 1845 in Muskatine,
IA. A dau., Sophia REED, was b. 21 Aug 1824 in Mercer
Co., PA. I am anxious to share what I know.
(Q256) 5 Nov 1997 - Nancy Scott
I am looking for info. on Lewis FRY, possibly spelled
FRYE. He was b. Aug 24, 1822 in Mercer Co. and
m. 1843 or 1844 to Jane McLIMANS. They moved to WI in
1852. I am especially interested in his parents and siblings. His
father's name may have been Leonard.
(Q255) 3 Nov 1997 - Lonnie Dean
I have just started trying to trace back the genealogy of my family
surname DEAN. I reside in Pulaski Co., MO. From
what I have found so far, all of my family's roots apparently point back to
the Mercer Co., PA area. William Crocker DEAN is the
name of my possible gg-grandfather. The break I have starts with my
grandfather Sylvester (Vester) DEAN. I know there is a
connection between Sylvester DEAN and William Croker
DEAN, but I haven't been able to point to it. Any
info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
(Q254) 2 Nov 1997 - Rob Hall
BRIDDELL-BRIDELL, FAIRCHILD, MERRILL, TODD
Looking for any info. on the family of Elihu and Harriet MERRILL
BRIDDELL (BRIDELL) who moved to Salem Twp., Mercer
Co. from Worcestor Co., MD prior to the Civil War. They had the
following children: Elizabeth, m. ? BOLSTER; Charlotte Ann,
m. Andrew TODD; Isaac; Nancy; Levi Merrill, m. Lovisa
FAIRCHILD; Elihu, m. Andrew TODD's sister;
Harriet E.; Mariah E.; and Alanson. Some of the family later moved to
IN, then on to MN. Thanks.
(Q253) 2 Nov 1997 - Danean Mitchell
Surnames: EASTLICK, McDONALD,
OMSTEAD, REED, VANNATIE
Looking for info. on William EASTLICK, living in Delaware
Twp. on the 1830 census. He m. abt 1818 to Jane
McDONALD. She was b. 4 Dec 1803 in PA. Would
like to find date of their marriage. They had a son, Sanderson, which
may be a given name in her family. William and Jane removed to LaGrange
Co., IN by 1840 where she d. 18 Mar 1878. Also looking for a marriage
of Lorinda EASTLICK to possibly a George W.
REED. Alexander EASTLICK was living
in Cool Springs Twp. on the 1850 census. He is shown living with a
Nancy, age 36, b. in PA, with the following children: Catherine, age 14, b.
probably Trumbull Co., OH and then the family probably moved back to Mercer
Co. where rest of children were born; William, age 11; Nancy, age 9; Sarah,
age 7; James, age 5; Martha and Rosanna, age 3, twins; and Joseph, age
2/12. Has anybody ran across this family? Any info. on the
EASTLICK family would be greatly appreciated.
Jacob OMSTEAD and his wife, Elizabeth
VANNATIE??, were living in French Creek Twp. on the 1830
census. I think they came to Mercer Co. sometime around 1820 from
Fallowfield, Crawford Co. The following children were b. in Mercer Co.:
Anna, b. 11 Oct 1820; Jacob Jr., b. 8 Sep 1824; and Nelson Gidem
OMSTEAD, b. 30 May 1831. The family moved west to
LaGrange Co., IN by 1833. There were a couple of children they were
supposed to have had that I have been unable to find: John, Jonathan,
Luricia, and Betsey. Is there anybody that might have any info. on this
(Q252) 1 Nov 1997 - Michelle Lucas
Henry COY m. abt 1797 in Greenville, Mercer Co., PA to
Hannah MILLER. They had a son Daniel
COY, b. abt 1798, who later moved on and m. 1819 in
Columbiana Co., OH.
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