History of New Street Village, Norweigan Township, Schuylkill County Pa.
The History of Pottsville and Schuylkill County, Penna.
by Joseph H. Zerbey, 1935; page 1415.
Early Settlers of New Street
Charles Schafer and Bob Canfield built log houses near the "Cricket Grounds" many years ago. None of their descendants live here now. East of the main highway Jim and Pat Kelly built log houses. On the west side of the highway, George Little erected a log house. Later on Fenton Keenan lived in the Little homestead and afterwards this old land mark was occupied by Edw. Haskins. This family of whom Wm., Mary, and Margaret are teachers and Fenton is a druggist is now located in Phila.
Among other old families of this village are: Dan Kramer, Geo. Spotts, Edw. Coughlin, Mike Keating, George Schintz, Mathias Reddington, Martin Casey, John Warlow, Evan Davis, John Price, Evan Owens, whoses son William was for many years principal of the Bunker Hill School, Pottsville, Jos. Williams, Jas. Whims, Jim Kelly, and Mr. Haley. Jim Kelly was a Civil War Veteran.
The Warlow, Davis, Price, Owens, Williams and Haley names have disappeared from the township.
More old families include those of Martin Casey, Bill Kelly, Larry Finn, Pat Ryan, Dand and Mike Kelly, Tom Keating, John Kelly, Finney, the piper, Ned Keating, Pat Little, Nich Curran, John Landers, Martin Curran, Jim Doollin, Pat Malone, Wm. Haskins, Bill James, Ned Britt, Pat Barry, Geo. Colebreaker, Mr. Frankenstein, Jim Brennan, Jas. Little, Jim and Ned Seymour, Mr. Reilly, the Purcell family, Mr. Brennan, and on the back street the following family names: Moore, Coogan, Walsh, Nash, Kuhl, Eichenberg, Connors, McGovern, Doyne, Murphy, Colahan, McCurtrie, Wynn, Wier, Schully, and Screeney.
Contributed by Kay Keating
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