Settlers XXXIII: The Family of Johannes Jakob Messerschmidt
First Five Generations *

Compiled by Lucy Forth
July 2003

 

* Editor's Note: Lucy's history actually covers eight generations, down to the present day. However, in the interest of protecting the identities of living parties, we have limited this publication to only the first five generations. For specific information on more recent family connections, contact Lucy or the person you have an interest in. We will only intentionally post information about living parties with their permission. If a living party mentioned on this page wishes to have their identity masked or removed, contact Bob Sweeney, the page administrator.

The Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page is most grateful to Lucy and her family and friends who contributed to this unique history. In addition, to quote Lucy:

I would like to thank all my family members for their help with all those ‘Family Group Sheets’ that they filled out for me!!!! I would like to dedicate this history to Great-aunt Pearl Messersmith Learn (8/12/1892 - 6/16/1985), who started the Messersmith Genealogy in 1932. She, with the help of Lucy Hieber Yonkin (4/22/1904 - 9/13/1986), started our Reunions which have reached their 75th year in 2003. Most of the pictures shown here are from ‘Aunt Pearl’s ‘photo album. I’d like to also thank the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association for their help with Messersmith Historical documents

Lucy Forth can be reached at Lucy Forth for updates, comments and questions.

Editor's Note: You will also find two group pictures of classes at the Cherry Mills School from early in the 1920s in this story. They were contributed by Carolyn Ann Yonkin Thier Fuller in January 2006 from her mother's photo album; she is the daughter of Robert and Evelyn Caroline (Hottenstein) Yonkin. We are grateful to Carolyn and her mother for these photos and accompanying comments.

An Overview

            Johannes came to America from Germany on 3 Jan 1833 on the ship Francois. He was accompanied by his wife, Anna Barbara (Hochdorffer), and their children John Thomas 16, Adam 14, Jacob 10 and George 2. He is listed as a Farmer & Vineyard worker in the emigration request.

            He had served 12 years in Napoleons Army and was exempted from further service in a letter dated 18 Oct 1815. A letter from the Burgermister (Mayor) dated 1 Oct 1833 gave Jakob and his family permission to come to the American Freestates. The Royal Provincial Commission Office and Royal Bavarian Administration of the Rhine District also sign it. These documents are in the possession of a family member and were translated by the Retzer Translation Service.

            Jakob came from the town of Nussdorf in the Landau District of Germany. It is located northeast of Karlsruhe on a road that parallels the German-French border, in the Palatinate Region.  It is a forested area not far from the Rhine River. Due to its location, the children have different birthplaces: Thomas was born in Nussdorf, Adam was born in Alsace-Lorraine, Jacob was born in Bavaria, and George in Nussdorf.  The border moved depending on who won the war. A bit of geography: Alsace comprised Upper & Lower Rhine and before 1871, Belfort in France; it is a north-south strip that lies between Rhine River on the east and Vosges Mountains on the west. Lorraine was part of the Belgian Province of the Roman Empire for several centuries; it lies on the East bank of the Rhine River to the North Sea. In 1871, as a concession after the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1), France gave up a portion of Lorraine along with Alsace to the new unified Germany and the history of Lorraine became that of Alsace-Lorraine. This lasted until WWI (1914-18), at the conclusion Lorraine returned to French control. During the 1800’s, Germany was in many ways not as advanced as other western European countries.  Commerce and manufacturing were limited, and most of the people still made their living by farming.  Thirty-Five states in the country were still ruled by kings or princes with their own set of laws and people had little voice in the government and became increasingly dissatisfied.  This is an excerpt from German Genealogy: History of Lorraine by Robert Weinland, 1998 and History of Alsace by Rick Heli, 2000.

            This brings us up to Jakob and Sullivan Co. We know that he left Germany in 1832 and that it took 3 and half months to get here.  They landed in the Port of New York (long before Ellis Island).  People read about the growing jobs in northern Pennsylvania to entice them to the area or perhaps they already knew folks in this area. We cannot be sure of the route Jakob took to get to the then Lycoming Co from New York. We do know the Canal was not in operation and there were no railroads connecting small towns in this area. The railroad was working between Philadelphia and Tamaqua, but after that you took a stage or walked. He possibly came thru Berwick on the ‘Susquehanna and Tioga turnpike’, which was built before 1808 and reached the Dushore area in 1820.  What would bring someone here?  There was a waterwheel-powered mill for sawing lumber and grinding grain by 1800. In 1808, an Englishman used the pure white sand of Eagles Mere Lake to make glass. The Rogers Woolen Mill was built in 1810 and made the blue Kersey cloth for the US service men in 1812. But lumbering was the big draw for most men.   Now to the family!

 

The Descendants of Johannes Jakob Messerschmidt

 

1.  Johannes 'Jakob' Messerschmidt, b. Mar 16, 1785 in Alsace Lorraine, France, d. Jun 14,1853 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: soldier/farmer/vineyard.  Johannes entered through the port of NY, on the ship Francois, on Jan 3,1833. He moved on to Cherry Twp.,Lycoming Co, PA which in 1847 became part of Sullivan Co. He served 12 years with Napoleon's army in France. On immigration request, his profession was listed as farmer and vineyard worker. John Thomas was executor of his estate, letter of administration on Jul 9,1853,Sullivan Co register bk #1 pg 54.

 

     He married Anna Barbara Hochdorffer , married Aug 7, 1814, b. May 27,1790 in Nussdorf, Landau District, Rheinpfalz, Germany, (daughter of Johann Georg Hochdorffer and Maria Elisabetha Keller) d. Aug 14,1862 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            2.       i      John 'Thomas' Messersmith b. Mar 8,1818.

            3.       ii    Adam Messersmith b. Jan 12,1820.

            4.       iii   Jacob P Messersmith b. Jul 4,1823.

            5.       iv   George Messersmith b. Jun 12,1831.

Second Generation

 

2.   John 'Thomas' Messersmith, (1.Johannes1) b. Mar 8,1818 in Nussdorf, Landau District, Rheinpfalz, Germany, d. Feb 6, 1890, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: JudgeElect/SchDir/Co Auditor.  John Thomas was one of the pioneers of Colley Twp ,cleared land for a farm and had orchards. He was noble in character,honest ; member of the Lutheran church, was Judge of Elections in the first election of Feb 15,1850, and a School Director. He paid for his farm by shaving shingles in winter & taking the load to a local town, Wyalusing, with oxen to sell. He paid $2.50/acre for the land. He was a good German & English scholar. His Will is in Sullivan Co Register Bk #2pg 422, recorded Nov 6,1890, signed by JT on Mar 6, 1884. The Colley Twp 1850 Census shows Thomas as a farmer with a value of $551.00. In the 1860 Census, he had $2,000 in Real estate and personal value of $800.00. 

                                                                 

 

     He married Catharine Hoffa, married Jan 1, 1845, b. Oct 6,1824 in Schuylkill Co, PA, (daughter of Jacob Hoffa and Catharina Schwalm) d. Jan 1, 1895 in at home of dau,Eliz Cath Heverly,Dushore, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  Catharine: came with her parents to  Cherry twp, (lived on the now Frank Waples farm) one mile north of Dushore;J T & Catherine cleared land for a farm in Colley remembered as a kindly & respected lady of the community. died of "blood cancer".

 

                             Children:

            6.       i      John 'Jacob' Messersmith b. Sep 29,1846.

            7.       ii    Abram B 'AB' Messersmith b. Oct 13,1848.

            8.       iii   Thomas Jefferson 'Jeff' Messersmith b. Apr 6,1851.

            9.       iv   George Newton Messersmith b. Mar 26,1855.

            10.     v     Adam 'Daniel' Messersmith b. Sep 22,1859.

            11.     vi   Henry' William Messersmith b. Apr 23,1863.

            12.     vii  Elizabeth 'Libby' Catherine Messersmith b. Aug 17,1868.

3.  Adam Messersmith, (1.Johannes1) b. Jan 12,1820 in Alsace Lorraine,France, d. Aug 4,1897 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Constable/farmer.   Adam  was one of the pioneer farmers of Colley Twp in 1844.  Adam & Mary Anna had 13 children, however,  7 died of the 1862 Plague (Diphtheria) within a 2 week period. They ranged from 13 yrs down to 9 months of age. The 5 born after 1863 lived longer lives. One born in 1857, lived one day. In the 1850 Census of Colley Twp, Adam was a farmer and was valued at $300.00. He was on the Democratic Standing Comm of Sullivan Co for Colley in 1852. In the 1860 Colley Census, his Real estate was $2,000 and personal value was $200. Adam died of a paralyzing stroke and was unconscious til death. Peter, his son, was Executor of Will signed on May 11,1896 recorded in Sullivan Co register bk #3 pg 185.

 

     He married Mary Anna Lorentz, married Jan 3,1848, b. Aug 31, 1829 in Germany, (daughter of Jacob Lorentz) d. May 14,1884 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.  Mary: A newsclip stated, " Mrs. Adam Messersmith of Colley is dangerously ill with dropsy (an abnormal accumulation of clear fluid in the body). She is just recovering from a serious illness." Dated May 1,1884. In the next paper,dated May 15,1884,"Mrs. Adam Messersmith of Colley, who was ill several months, died Wed, am, funeral on Frid." Streby's Hx of Sullivan Co, states Mary was a German whose family settled in New Jersey.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Anna Susan Messersmith, b. Jul 21, 1849 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Nov 11,1862, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

                      ii    Catharine Messersmith, b. Apr 7,1852 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Nov 14,1862, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

                      iii   Wilhelm 'William' M Messersmith, b. Dec 3,1853 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Nov 11,1862, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

                      iv   Maria Ruth Messersmith, b. Oct 21,1855 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Nov 6,1862, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.  of Diphtheria.

                      v     Amelia Messersmith, b. Feb 9,1857 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Feb 10,1857, buried in ?.

                      vi   Hester (Esther) Messersmith, b. Apr 30,1858 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Nov 11,1862, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.  of Diphtheria.

                      vii  John A Messersmith, b. Jun 4,1860 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Nov 13,1862, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.  of Diphtheria.

                      viii Julianna B Messersmith, b. Apr 28,1862 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Nov 21,1862, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.  of Diphtheria.

                      ix    Peter L Messersmith, b. Sep 4,1863 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Mar 3,1951 in Orange, Orange Co, CA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer/ School Bd./Judge of Elect.  Peter was a farmer and a member of the School Board of Colley Twp, Sullivan Co Sch System. He was Judge of Elections in Colley in 1898. Known as 'The Mayor of Dushore'. Moved to CA after Louise died.

 

                             He married Louise C Kuhnle, married Oct 21,1914, b. Sep 22,1863, (daughter of Charles B Kuhnle and Louisa Heck) d. Jun 5,1939, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.  Louise: sister to Wm Kuhnle, husband of Blanche Messersmith.

 

            13.     x     Margerette 'Maggie' H Messersmith b. Nov 9,1865.

            14.     xi    Samuel C Messersmith b. Apr 26,1867.

                      xii  Helena 'Lena' C Messersmith, b. Mar 24,1869 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jul 3,1950 in Orange, Orange Co, CA.  confined to her bed four yrs prior to death.

                                                                                               

            15.     xiii Louise C Messersmith b. Apr 4,1871.

4.  Jacob P. Messersmith, (1.Johannes1) b. Jul 4,1823 in Bavaria, Germany, d. Apr 17,1871 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  Jacob also had a farm in the area near his brothers, John Thomas, George and  Adam. When Jacob died, Mary had to obtain legal guardianship of the minor children with a bond at the cost of $280.00 and the approval of Adam & George. Surviving children were:Emma Caroline, Charles Thomas,William Benjamin,Lucy Ann,John Philip,& Mary Catherine.

                                                                 

     He married Anna 'Mary' Mortar **, married 1849, b. Apr 3, 1828 in Germany, d. Aug 2,1907 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  Anna: Anna  had to go thru Orphan's Court to keep the guardianship of the children under 14 yo...Jacob Luther & Lucy Ann were over 14 yo..but chose their mother as guardian..Jacob, the father, died at the age of 48..Bonds were set at $200. for each child, Adam & George were witness'..Anna had her last child, John Philip at the age of 40.
** Editor's Note: The correct spelling of this name appears to have been "Mader", which was later anglicized to "Martin". "Mader" is the spelling of the name in the original marriage records in the Peace Church Records in Cherry Township, PA. You can learn more about the extended history of the Maders at the Little Wentz Family Site.

 

                             Children:

                      i      George Messersmith, b. May 11, 1852 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Mar 20, 1853, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            16.     ii    Jacob 'Jake' Luther Messersmith b. Oct 10, 1853.

            17.     iii   Lucy Ann Messersmith b. Feb 25, 1855.

            18.     iv   Emma Caroline Messersmith b. Nov 9, 1857.

                      v     Infant Dau Messersmith of Jacob & Mary, b. 1859, d. 1859, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            19.     vi   Charles 'Charley' Thomas Messersmith b. Sep 12,1859.

                      vii  Adam Jefferson Messersmith, b. Mar 25,1861 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Apr 10,1864, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            20.     viii William Benjamin Messersmith b. May 24, 1863.

            21.     ix    Mary Catherine "Kate" Messersmith b. Nov 13, 1865.

            22.     x     John Philip Messersmith b. Apr 5,1868.

5.  George Messersmith, (1.Johannes1) b. Jun 12,1831 in Nussdorf, Landau District, Rheinpfalz, Germany, d. Jan 1,1914 in at home,Laurel, MT, buried in Evangelical Lutheran cem,Laurel,MT, occupation: Farmer/ Mercantile/ Lumber.  George came to America at age 2. He helped clear land for a farm in Colley. He later worked in mercantile business,& lumber, and was a prominent citizen in the area. In the  Colley Census of 1860, George was a farmer with Real estate of $1,000 and personal value of $200.00. He celebrated his 50th birthday in Colley and then moved to Laurel,MT. In 1883, George sponsored an oyster supper open to all and was promised to be a good time, as noted in the local paper. In Laurel, MT, he  was known by many as "Daddy",for his sunny & loving disposition. He was thrifty,charitable,industrious,honored & respected by many. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Ch,Laurel,MT.    He died of a sudden heart condition.

 

     He married (1) Harriet Meyer, b. 1843, (daughter of Jacob Meyer and Salome  ?) d. 1861, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

 

                                                                  Picture courtesy of Judith Rosch Hinds

     He married (2) Margaret H Wendel, married Aug 27,1862, b. Feb 8,1843 in Burlington, Iowa, (daughter of Ernst Wendel Do.O. and Mary Windhoost) d. Feb 10,1923 in Overton,PA in Annie's home, buried in Reformed Ch, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation Homemaker.  Margaret: Margaret was 19 yrs old when she lost all her siblings in a black fever epidemic. Her father taught her to practice medicine, but she never licensed. She moved back to Sullivan Co after George died. At her funeral, the horse-drawn wagon tipped over in the snow. Her headstone reads 'Mother'.

Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
14 Feb 1923

Mrs. George Messersmith died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chauncey Hottenstein of Overton, Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock after an illness of a week of la grippe. She was 80 years and two days old. Mrs. Messersmith was the widow of the late George Messersmith who for many years conducted the general store at Colley. She is survived by seven children: Mrs. Chauncey Hottenstein of Overton; Mrs. M. C. Rusch of White Plains, N.Y.; Mrs. W. L. Buster of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; Mrs. F. C. Sebold; Mrs. W. B. Westbrook of Auburn, N.Y.; Lewis Messersmith of Wilkes-Barre; and Thomas Messersmith of Mountain Top, Pa. Interment was made in the Reformed church cemetery at Overton Monday.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Infant son of Geo & Margt Messersmith, d. May 27,1863, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.  Is this a child of George & Harriet, did she die in child-birth?? and the child live for 2 yrs?? after he had married Mgt??

            23.     ii    Lewis Ernst Messersmith b. May 22,1864.

                      iii   Mary Messersmith, b. Mar 12,1866 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. May 16,1866 in Sciota, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

            24.     iv   Anna 'Annie' Elvina Messersmith b. Dec 22,1867.

            25.     v     Thomas George Messersmith b. Oct 8,1869.

            26.     vi   Harriet 'Dora' Eudora Messersmith b. Mar 16,1872.

                      vii  Henrietta 'Etta' Bertha Messersmith, b. Apr 26,1874 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Aug 2,1953, buried in ?, occupation: nurse.

 

                             She married (1) Walter R Westbrook, married Jul 12,1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara Co, NY, b. Jul 12,1865 in Tioga,Tioga Co, PA, d. Jul 21,1912 in Laurel, Yellowstone Co, MT, buried in ? Rochester,NY.

                             She married (2) James A Jones, married Oct 28,1924 in Auburn, Cayuga Co, NY, b. Jan 25,1872 in Skeneatelas, Onondaga Co, NY.

 

                      viii Amelia 'Tillie' Sophia Messersmith, b. Mar 30,1877 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Nov 10,1955, buried in ?, occupation: Dr of Osteopathy.  Tillie graduated from Atlantic Sch of Osteopathy in 1902.

 

                             She married Dr.Francis Charles Sebold, married Apr 5,1904 in Mount Vernon,NY, b. July 6,1888 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co, NY, buried in ?, occupation Dentist.  Dr.Francis: Previously married to "Thankful Spaulding" who died in Auburn NY,Oct 8,1960.

 

            27.     ix    Frank Jacob Messersmith b. Jun 11,1880.

            28.     x     Fanny Gertrude Messersmith b. May 27,1882.

Third Generation

 

6.  John 'Jacob' Messersmith, (2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 29,1846 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 24,1930 in at Chas. Oliver home, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Ferryman, lumber, banker, Inspector of Elect, Councilman.  In 1874-1883 'Jacob' worked as a ferryman for MH & GH Welles, moved to Dushore to work for Barth & Kester Planning Mill, moved to Scranton to work for Lackawanna Trust Co; member Lutheran Ch in Scranton,PA: was a farmer near Wyalusing & did carpentry work on the side. In 1898, at the age of 52, he was an Inspector of Elections for the Boro of Dushore and a Councilman.

                                                              Photos courtesy of Betty Hutcheson Howard

     He married Catherine Neuber, married Mar 3,1866, b. Nov 12,1849 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Nov 10, 1938, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            29.     i      Harriet 'Hattie' Marian Messersmith b. Apr 5,1872.

                      ii    Mary Catherine Messersmith, b. Aug 8, 1877 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Oct 2, 1879, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

                      iii   George Howard Messersmith, b. Apr 8,1880 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Mar 5,1949, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: clerk.

 

                             He married Adda 'Addie' Mae Honnetter, married Sep 4,1907, b. 1870 in Cunningham,Luzerne Co,PA, (daughter of George H Honnetter and Valinda Reeser) d. Feb 12,1943 in home in Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  Adda: came to Dushore when 3 yr old.

 

            30.     iv   Charles Jefferson Messersmith b. Feb 16,1883.

7.  Abram B 'AB' Messersmith, (2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 13,1848 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Feb 15,1930 in Berwick Hosp, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, buried in Pine Grove Cem, Berwick,Columbia Co, PA, occupation: Shoemaker/Inspec of Elections.  On Feb 9,1882 'AB' moved from Wilmot to Colley(age 34) shoemaker of the old school (handmade shoes) in the Nescopeck and Berwick areas, worked til his death. In 1896 (age 48), was an Inspector of Elections for Lopez. He was the oldest member of the Dushore IOOF (58 yrs) funeral was held at son,Wm's home;died of pneumonia.

                                                           

     He married Adeline Hannah Douglass, married May 18,1873, b. Nov 1851, d. Dec 30, 1924, buried in ?.

 

                             Children:

            31.     i      William Alinas Messersmith b. Apr 25,1874.

                      ii    Mary Alena Messersmith, b. May 16, 1878 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Feb 16, 1879, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            32.     iii   Thomas 'Alanson' Messersmith b. Feb 14,1880.

                      iv   Walter Asa Messersmith, b. Mar 20,1886 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Apr 25, 1886, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

                      v     Laura Beatrice Messersmith, b. Jul 25,1891 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Dec 19,1960 in at home in Danville,PA, occupation: nurse.

 

                             She married Roy Huffmaster on Mar 6,1915.

 

                      vi   Paul Morris Messersmith, b. Mar 16,1894 in Lopez, Sullivan Co, PA, d. May 23,1894 in Lopez, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA.

8.  Thomas Jefferson 'Jeff' Messersmith, (2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 6,1851 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jun 3,1938, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: farmer.  Married Margt Lisson after Cora died. Margt was previously married to a cousin of Jeff's,Wm Benjamin Messersmith, a son of Adam & Mary Ann Mortor.

                                                                       

     He married (1) Cora A White, married Nov 24,1880, b. Feb 4,1858 in Bainbridge, Chenango Co, NY, (daughter of Edwin B White and Nancy Melendy) d. Dec 19,1908, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: homemaker.

 

                             Children:

            33.     i      Thomas Edwin 'Ed' Messersmith b. Jun 10,1882.

            34.     ii    Harry 'Lee' Messersmith b. Jun 20,1883.

            35.     iii   Albert White Messersmith b. Jan 29,1895.

            36.     iv   Arthur Messersmith b. Sep 30,1897.

                                                           

     He married (2) Margaret 'Maggie' E Lisson, married Apr 29,1914, b. Jul 21, 1862, (daughter of John Lisson and Mary Biddle) d. Aug 5,1931, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation Housekeeper.  Margaret: "Maggie" was first married to Jacob & Mary Ann Mortar's son,Wm Benjamin. Wm B passed away at the young age of 38. Maggie(now a Messersmith,age 39) married again to John T & Catherine Hoffa's son Thomas Jefferson, "Jeff" (he was 63, she was 52). They were married for 17 yrs. Jeff's first wife, Cora,died at the age of 50. I do not know where Jeff is buried.

                                                                       

9.   George Newton Messersmith, (2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 26,1855 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Dec 10,1901 in at home, Pelton Hill, Albany Twp, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  George was noted as a Christian man who prayed for Melissa and the children when he knew he was going to die; died of Consumption".                   

                                                              

     He married (1) Mary Jeanette Kisner, married Nov 12,1878, b. Aug 15,1859 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of William James Kisner and Catherine Thrasher) d. Mar 24,1890, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.  Mary: Mary died of "Consumption".

 

                             Children:

                      i      Infant Son Geo Newton & Mary J. Messersmith, b. Feb 25,1880 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Feb 25,1880, buried in ?.

                      ii    Ida May Messersmith, b. May 8,1881 in Sciotavale, Bradford Co,PA, d. Apr 16,1883, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

            37.     iii   Alice Catherine Messersmith b. Apr 2,1884.

                      iv   Infant Daughter Geo & Mary Messersmith, b. 1886, d. Apr 19,1888 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.  died of the croup.

            38.     v     Alverna Maude Messersmith b. May 5,1887.

 

     He married (2) Melissa Ann Heverly, married Sep 23,1891 in Waverly,Tioga Co, NY, b. Jun 4,1865 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Daniel D Heverly and Jane Elizabeth Haverly) d. Feb 7,1950 in at home of dau,Pearl M Learn, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: homemaker.  Melissa: Melissa was a sister to Daniel Heverly, the local historian of Bradford Co,PA. Melissa lived with and took care of her parents in Overton after Geo died. After they  died, she moved to her daughter's,Pearl M Learn, on Edinger Hill.

                                                                                           Dan & Elizabeth Heverly-Melissa’s parents

 

                             Children:

            39.     vi   Pearl Elizabeth Messersmith b. Aug 12,1892.

            40.     vii  Allena  'Lena' Messersmith b. Jan 9,1896.

            41.     viii George "Harold" Messersmith b. Aug 31,1899.

10.  Adam 'Daniel' Messersmith, (2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 22,1859 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Dec 2,1927, buried in ?, occupation JenningsBroMill/SchBod/Tx.  Daniel taught in old Colley sch,; was employed by Jennings Bros. Mill  in their store at Lopez for 2 yrs and in a lumberyard ;  was a Sch Director; and served as Tax Collector for one term;moved from Mess.homestead to Eberlin homest in 1889:to Lopez in 1898: to Alderson,PA in 1904: to Edgewood,NY in 1906: to Bernards Bay,NY in 1912: to Nedrow,NY in 1920: to Lafayette,NY in 1922. in Alderson, he worked in lb yd all the time;in Edgewood as a lb yd foreman; Bernd. Bay as a farmer; Nedrow as a carpenter for son,Harry; in Lafayette for the state & town til his death .

                                                                       

       He married Susan Eberlin, married Mar 31,1885, b. May 1858, d. Jul 5,1926, buried in ?.  Susan: Re: Lopez Census of 1900, Susanne's parents are from Germany.

 

                             Children:

            42.     i      Harry Albert Messersmith b. Sep 19,1885.

                      ii    Thomas Walter Messersmith, b. May 10,1887 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Sep 6,1900 in Lopez, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

            43.     iii   Ida V Messersmith b. Feb 14,1889.

            44.     iv   Irvine Arthur Messersmith b. Dec 13,1893.

11.  Henry William Messersmith, (2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 23,1863 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 29,1904, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: ClerkJennBro/SecSchBrd/Town Clerk.  Henry was a Town Clerk for Colley in 1898 at the age of 33. He died of paralysis at age of 41,at time of death was Sec of Colley Twp Sch Brd, and clerk at Jennings Bro store; was a fine & highly respected gentleman; held many local offices prior to his death.

Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
4 Feb 1904

H. W. Messersmith, of Lopez, died January 29, 1904, aged 40 years, nine months and six days. The funeral was held at the Lutheran church in this place Sunday afternoon, January 31, Rev. J. W. Klinger being summoned from Tremont to preach the sermon. Deceased was employed as a clerk in Jennings Brothers store at Lopez, and his fellow clerks acted as pall bearers, while the Patriotic Order Sons of America attended in a body. It was one of the largest funerals seen in Dushore for some time. Deceased had been sick but a couple of weeks, and no fatal termination was apprehended until within the last three days. He leaves a wife and two little daughters to mourn his loss.

                                                                       

       He married Clara Catherine Heverly, married Mar 13,1890, b. Mar 11,1865 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (daughter of Reuben Heverly and Elizabeth Graff) d. Sep 5,1951 in home in Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  Clara: She had failing health for some time, but died unexpectedly. A member of Zion Evangelical Ch & highly regarded in the community.

 

                             Children:

            45.     i      Blanche Mildred Messersmith b. Jul 19,1891.

                      ii    Ethel May Messersmith, b. Sep 19,1892 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jul 30,1949 in Mills Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  Miss Messersmith attended the Dushore Public Schools, where she graduated. For many years she was an employee of the Dushore Silk Mill, until her health failed. At an early age, she became a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and was very active in all phases of church work. A charter member of the Luther League, active as a member and teacher in the Sunday school, a member of the choir, and active in the work of the Dorcas Society.

 

                             She married Frank Coleman, married Dec 30, 1915.

 

                      iii   Thomas F Messersmith, b. Mar 8,1898 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Mar 16,1898, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

                      iv   Reuben Eldridge Messersmith, b. Mar 27,1902 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Sep 18,1902 in Lopez, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  Ruben died of Cholera, lived in Lopez.

12.  Elizabeth 'Libby' Catherine Messersmith, (2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 17,1868 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Oct 28,1894 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  Libby used to take music lessons form Alice Silvara of Bradford Co.

                                                           

       She married Joseph Matthew Haverly, married Nov 7,1888 in at bride's home Colley Twp,Sullivan Co,PA, b. Dec 27,1853 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (son of Jacob Haverly and Jane R) d. Oct 7,1933 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer, hog breeder, cattle dehorner.  Joseph: Joseph was a breeder of  Chester white hogs and Jersey cattle dehorner and a farmer. He owned 180 acres. On the back of headstone are the names: Ida, Phoebe, William, & Anna.

 

                             Children:

            46.     i      Edna Alena Haverly b. Apr 5,1890.

                      ii    Hattie Fern Haverly, b. Nov 18,1891 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. May 22,1893, buried in ?.

                      iii   Marion "Betty" Haverly, b. 1891.

13.  Margerette 'Maggie' H Messersmith, (3.Adam2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 9,1865 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 15,1948 in her home,Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.  Maggie & John's Marriage Certificate was lost for many years and recently found (2002) by Frank Messersmith. He and his wife Janet had it restored and the frame repaired. It is this document that is shown in the photo. The minister was also pictured  in the certificate; Pastor S. Nemich.

                                                             

       She married John W Lisson, married Dec 9,1891 in St John's Luth Ch, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, b. 1858, (son of Christopher Lisson and Anna Mary _____) d. May 19,1925, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

                      i      John C Lisson, b. Mar 28,1899 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Oct 10,1970 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation farmer.  John was a life-long resident of Wilmot Twp,& a member of St John's Lutheran Ch, & was a farmer;resided with Earl Messersmith (a cousin).

14.  Samuel C Messersmith, (3.Adam2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 26,1867 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Dec 22,1925, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation Clerk.  In Lopez 1900 census, Sam was a Grocery clerk & boarder at the Frank G Rice home.Mr.Rice was a general clerk.

 

       He married Florence Thurston, married Sep 17,1902, b. 1876 in Barclay,Sullivan Co,PA, d. Oct 23,1955 in Arnot-Ogden Hosp, Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation Teacher.  Florence: Florence was a native of Barclay; at one time she and Samuel ran a store near Wyalusing; member of Wyalusing Presby Ch. She was survived by sister, Miss Margaret Thurston & brother,Wm Thurston of Elmira,NY.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Margaret Messersmith, b. Feb 11, 1906 in Dorrance, Dorrance Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Teacher.

 

                             She married Harold E McCormick, b. 1889, d. 1977, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, military USArmy/PVT-WWI.  Harold: Pvt in US Army in WWI.

15.  Louise C Messersmith, (3.Adam2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 4,1871 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Apr 3,1958 in at home in Orange, CA, buried in ?.

 

       She married Mahlon Shores, married Sep 6,1893, d. Jun 21,1922, buried in ?, military PVI.  Mahlon: Mahlon served in PVI (Penna Volunteer Infantry) Co M, 9th Regiment, during the Spanish American War (1898)  and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902), as a QM Sgt. There is another Mahlon Shores, born Oct 3, 1896-died Apr 1965 in MN, ? could this be a son???

 

                             Children:

            47.     i      Winnie Shores b. Nov 9,1894.

16.  Jacob 'Jake' Luther Messersmith, (4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 10, 1853 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Sep 8,1924, buried in Endicott, NY, occupation: Trexler & Turrell/IOOFofD.  Jake ran a sawmill for Chris Mosier in Colley area  Tended ferry with Jeff Messersmith for 7 yrs.

                                                                       

       He married Ina Narcissa Kline, married Mar 7,1878, b. Aug 13, 1858, (daughter of George Dunham Kline and Sarah Jane Richart) d. May 7, 1927, buried in ?.

Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
10 Sept. 1924

Luther J. Messersmith. Luther J. Messersmith died Tuesday morning in the City Hospital at Endicott at the age of 70 years. Mr. Messersmith was born and raised near Colley, and made his home in this county for the greater part of his life. He was married to Miss Ina Kline, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dunham Kline, who survives him. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Bowers and Hazel Messersmith, two sons, William and Kline Messersmith, all of Endicott. Also three sisters, Mrs. Jesse Norconk of Wilmot, Mrs. Silas Kisner of Cherry township, and Mrs. John B. Hieber of Dushore, and one brother, John Messersmith of Endicott. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at the home with interment at Endicott.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Anna 'Blanche'  Messersmith, b. Jan 17,1879 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Sep 8,1971, buried in Riverhurst Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY.

 

                             She married John N Bower, married Sep 3,1918, d. Oct 21,1943, buried in ?.

 

            48.     ii    William Leonard Messersmith b. May 23,1885.

                      iii   Hazel Ina Messersmith, b. Nov 30,1896 in Ricketts, Sullivan  Co, PA, d. Apr 29,1981 at her home, Rush's Trailer Park, Vestal, NY, buried in Riverhurst Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Teacher, military US Military Cpl/ dental tech.  Hazel entered Jun 11,1945;discharged Jul 23,1952;basic at Fort Des Moines,IA,Women's Army Corps,Dental Tech;stationed Camp Campbell Hosp,KY;served 7 yrs, 2mon of which 34 months were in Yokoma,Japan;discharged out of Camp Kilmer,NJ. she was a member of the Holy Nativity Lutheran Ch, Endicott, NY; member of the American Legion; member of the Harmony Chapter of the Eastern Star, Elmira, NY.

                                                                                                                                        

                             She married John G Pettengill, married May 3,1922, buried in ?.

 

            49.     iv   Kline Luther Messersmith b. Jun 25,1899.

17.  Lucy Ann Messersmith, (4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 25, 1855 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Sep 18,1939 in Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, buried in Norconk Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.

                                                                       

       She married Jesse Norconk, married Jul 4,1874, b. 1851, (son of William Norconk and Henrietta Morrison) d. Mar 17, 1929, buried in Norconk Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  Jesse: received farm from his father, in 1883. Later it passed on to Jesse's youngest son,Charles & his wife,Mary Lamberson in 1929.

 

                             Children:

            50.     i      Henry Jacob Norconk b. Jul 5,1875.

            51.     ii    Mary 'Mayme' Henrietta Norconk b. Apr 30,1879.

            52.     iii   Adaline 'Addie' Emma Norconk b. Oct 20,1880.

            53.     iv   Kathryn 'Kate' Ann Norconk b. Oct 8, 1882.

            54.     v     Raymond Daniel Norconk b. Sep 11,1884.

            55.     vi   Lena Ina Norconk b. Jul 13,1886.

            56.     vii  Charles 'Charley' Morrison Norconk b. Nov 12,1896.

18.  Emma Caroline Messersmith, (4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 9, 1857 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Oct 25,1946, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

                                                                       

       She married Silas Dean Kisner, married Jan 3,1878, b. Apr 5,1854, (son of William Kisner and Sarah Dieffenbach) d. Sep 4,1933, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            57.     i      Anna S Kisner b. Nov 20,1878.

            58.     ii    Charles 'Charley' Willard Kisner b. Feb 19,1881.

            59.     iii   Verna 'Vernie' Catherine Kisner b. Feb 7,1885.

                      iv   Arthur S Kisner, b. Oct 20,1897 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Dec 28,1918, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

19.  Charles 'Charley' Thomas Messersmith, (4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 12,1859 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Mar 6,1902, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  Charley's Letter of Administration on death signed Mar 15,1902 in Sullivan Co register bk #3 pg 434 noting Jesse Norconk as administrator (husband of Lucy Ann) his brother-in-law.

 

       He married Louise Bonning, married Sep 15,1895, b. Sep 3,1868 in Pittston, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Mar 18,1915, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            60.     i      Viola Louise Messersmith b. Oct 12,1896.

20.  William Benjamin Messersmith, (4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 24, 1863 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Oct 4, 1901 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation Farmer.  William died of complications after being ill for one & a half years; letter of administration on death signed Oct 16,1901. He had to have his real estate sold to pay for insufficient funds to pay debts after his death. This was finally settled in 1905.

 

       He married Margaret 'Maggie' E Lisson, married Mar 16,1892 at JoP in Wilmot, Bradford Co, PA, b. Jul 21, 1862, (daughter of John Lisson and Mary Biddle) d. Aug 5,1931, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation Housekeeper.  Margaret: "Maggie" was first married to Jacob & Mary Ann Mortar's son,Wm Benjamin. Wm B passed away at the young age of 38. Maggie(now a Messersmith,age 39) married again to John T & Catherine Hoffa's son Thomas Jefferson, "Jeff" (he was 63, she was 52). They were married for 17 yrs. Jeff's first wife, Cora,died at the age of 50. I do not know where Jeff is buried.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Albert Christopher Messersmith, b. Apr 16,1893 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. May 9,1902, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            61.     ii    Edgar William Messersmith b. Feb 16,1895.

21.  Mary Catherine "Kate" Messersmith, (4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 13, 1865 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Dec 17, 1957 in at the home of Harry Yonkin, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.  member of Zion Lutheran Ch, Dushore,PA.

                                                             Kate & John Messersmith – Brother & Sister

       She married John B Hieber, married Nov 11,1891, b. 1864, (son of Emanuel Gotlieb Hieber and Maria Magdalena Henninghausen Houser) d. Oct 25,1944, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer/ road worker.  John: John moved from the farm to Dushore town and worked on the road.

 

                             Children:

            62.     i      Mary "Mayme" Marie Hieber b. Feb 10,1893.

                      ii    Paul Emmanuel Hieber, b. Mar 17,1895 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Sep 11,1984 in Maple Lane Personal Care Home, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer, military WWI/US Army.  Paul was a veteran of  WWI, having served overseas. He was a member of the Loyalsock Post # 996 of the American Legion; Wyalusing Valley Memorial Post #7593 VFW. He was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Ch, Dushore, PA. He had spent most of this life in the Cherry Twp area and had been engaged in farming most of his life.

 

                             He married Olivia Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Rohe, married Jun 21,1922, b. Aug 5, 1899, (daughter of Leo J Rohe and Lillian L Thrasher) d. May 29,1979 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.

 

            63.     iii   Carolyn Lucy Hieber b. Apr 22,1904.

22.  John Philip Messersmith, (4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 5,1868 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 14,1954, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

 

       He married Hannah Elizabeth Schaeffer, married Sep 13,1893, b. Jan 26,1874, (daughter of John Henry Schaeffer and Elizabeth Caroline Thrasher) d. Jul 13,1967 in Endicott, Broome Co, NY, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Leland Charles Messersmith, b. Jun 12,1894 in Ricketts, Sullivan  Co, PA, d. Feb 19,1895, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            64.     ii    John Clifford Messersmith b. Feb 9,1896.

                      iii   Henry Wiles 'Willie' Messersmith, b. Sep 18,1898 in Ricketts, Sullivan  Co, PA, d. Jan 5,1899, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

23.  Lewis Ernst Messersmith, (5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 22,1864 in San Francisco,San Francisco Co, CA, d. Mar 11,1941, buried in ?, occupation: Blacksmith/Wagon  driver.  Lewis and Margaret raised a child, Margaret Spencer,  Margaret's sister's child. He was a grad of Syracuse Univ. in 1880's. His birth certificate is written in German per g-daughter, Dora.

                                                                           

       He married Margaret Augusta Platt, married May 23,1885, b. Mar 1,1865 in Camptown,Bradford Co,PA, d. Mar 15,1937 in General Hosp, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in ?, occupation: Church activities.  Margaret: Mgt's sister died at an early age leaving a small child,Margaret Spencer,whom Mgt & Lewis adopted & changed her last name to Messersmith. Margaret A died following amputation of left leg in an effort to check the spread of diabetes. prominent member of Derr Mem Church.

 

                             Children:

                      i      George Owen Messersmith, b. May 19,1887 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Sep 25,1888 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in ?.

            65.     ii    Arthur Burton Messersmith b. Mar 2,1889.

                      iii   George Messersmith, b. Jun 4,1892 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Mar 2,1949, buried in Oaklawn Cem, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: fireman, military WW I vet.  city fireman Eng House #5 in Wilkes-Barre,PA.

 

                             He married (1) Esther C Swanson/Lindner/Travis, married in Trinity Lutheran Church,Wilkes-Barre,PA, b. 1895, (daughter of John (Lindner ?) Ledner) d. Sep 23, 1933 in General Hosp, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in Oaklawn Cem, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: cashier.  Esther: cashier for Charles Tremayne store..died of cerebral hemmorhage at age 38 active in Trinity Lutheran Churh,Wilkes-Barre survived by George, parents, & a brother, Arthur Swanson.

                             He married (2) Ruth Moore, b. Sep 26, 1903 in Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, (daughter of Grant Moore and Suzanne Britzenhoff) d. Aug 15, 1993 at Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in Oak Lawn Cem, Hanover Twp, Luzerne Co, PA.  Ruth: Ruth was a member of the Asbury United Meth Ch, New Castle, Del, and a former member of the Plains United Meth Ch. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 yrs. She was a past worthy matron of the former Blossom Chapter 451, Wilkes-Barre, PA and was currently a member of the Caesar Rodney Chapter 8, New Castle. A request that flowers be omitted from her service and memorial donations be made to  Shriner's Crippled Children's Hosp, c/o Irem Temple, 52 N Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

 

                      iv   Peter 'Uncle Pete' Arnold Messersmith, b. Oct 3,1898 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Mar 30,1922 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in Oaklawn Cem, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, military WW I vet.  Uncle Pete died of pneumonia at the age of 24.

                                                                       

                      v     Margaret Spencer Messersmith, d. in New Jersey, occupation: Nurse.  Margaret was raised by Lewis & Margt but was not their daughter. She was under their care at age 3.

 

                             She married Arthur Guy Baird, married in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. in NJ, buried in ?, occupation: engineer.

24.  Anna 'Annie' Elvina Messersmith, (5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Dec 22,1867 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Dec 24,1954 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation farm homemaker.

 

       She married Chauncey Solomon Hottenstein, married Jan13,1881 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Apr 11,1864 in Forks Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of William Jackson Hottenstein and Angeline Heverly) d. Apr 14,1943 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.

 

                             Children:

            66.     i      Hallie Edward Hottenstein b. Jan 4,1892.

            67.     ii    Wallace Francis Hottenstein b. Mar 14,1894.

            68.     iii   Willard Byron Hottenstein b. Oct 15,1896.

                      iv   Margaret Angeline 'Angie'  Hottenstein, b. Aug 16,1903 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Nov 7,1995 in New Smyrna Beach, Volusia Co, FL, buried in Edgewater Cem, Edgewater, Volusia Co, FL, occupation: Teacher.

 

                             She married Herman J Allen, married Jun 4 ,1930, b. Apr 12, 1904 in New Albany, Bradford Co, PA, (son of Lowell Allen and Ukn __) d. Feb 6,1974 in Halifax Hosp, Daytona Beach, FL, buried in Edgewater Cem, Edgewater, Volusia Co, FL.

25.  Thomas George Messersmith, (5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 8,1869 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Oct 6,1940 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in Dorrance Cem, Dorrance Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation Farmer/ harness maker/Railroader.  Thomas was a farmer and harness maker til he was 25 yr old. He then worked on the railroad for 18 yr as a car inspector for CRR fo NJ and an inspector 12 yrs for the state & county roads. He did line work in Burito Tin Factory for 2 yrs. He considered himself, " a Jack-of-all-trades". This was in a note to his cousin, Pearl Messersmith Learn dated Jul 12, 1932 for Mt Top, PA.

 

       He married Anna Elizabeth Line, married Mar 29,1904 in Campbellville,Sullivan Co,PA, b. Jun 25, 1871 in Mountain Top, Luzerne Co, PA, (daughter of Redmond Line and Mary Shafer) buried in Rippletown, Wright Twp, Luzerne Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            69.     i      Jennie Margaret Messersmith b. Aug 28,1904.

                      ii    Allice Amelia Messersmith, b. Oct 16,1905 in Ashley, Luzerne Co,PA, d. Aug 16,1923, buried in Near Mountain Top,PA ?Dorrance.  Sister, Jennie, states, she & Allice were on an outing which resulted in Allice becoming ill, then died, cause unknown.

            70.     iii   Lewis George Messersmith b. Sep 4,1912.

26.  Harriet 'Dora' Eudora Messersmith, (5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 16,1872 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jul 10,1938 in Fanny's home,White Plains,NY, buried in Mt Vernon, NY, occupation: Teacher/Dr of Osteopathy.  Dora was a teacher in the Colley Sch system and on the Sch Gov't for Sullivan Co. She later graduated from Atlantic Sch of Osteopathy in 1901, practiced with her husband many years in Mount Vernon,NY wrote the poem"In Memory of Thomas Messersmith" died of leukemia while in White Plains,NY, lived with Fanny . Harriet's obit states last name is Butler and daughter's husband James as a Mononey.

                                                                                      Photo courtesy of Judith Hinds

       She married Dr. Willai" Lawry Buster, married Sep 29,1900 in Ithaca, NY, b. Aug 23,1870 in Callo, MO, d. Aug 4,1923, buried in ?, occupation: Dr of Osteopathy.  Dr.: Willai graduated from Atlantic Sch of Osteopathy in 1900, practiced many years with his wife in Mount Vernon,NY.

 

                             Children:

            71.     i      Helen Harmon Buster b. Jun 4,1902.

27.  Frank Jacob Messersmith, (5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 11,1880 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 21,1913 in Philadelphia, Bucks Co, PA, buried in ?, occupation Railroad stationmaster.

 

       He married (1) Emma Bartell, married Mar 1,1899, d. in Philadelphia, Bucks Co, PA, buried in ?.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Elsie Ernestine Messersmith, b. in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Dec 1991.

                      ii    Helen Ernestine Messersmith, b. in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA.

 

       He married (2) Eva Palmer.

 

                             Children:

            72.     iii   Irma Margaret Messersmith.

28.  Fanny Gertrude Messersmith, (5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 27,1882 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jun 9,1958, buried in Rural Cem, White Plains, NY, occupation: Dr of Osteopathy.  graduated from Atlantic Sch of Osteopathy in 1904 retired to Bay View Beach,Milford,CT.

                                                                          Photo Courtesy of Judith Hinds

       She married Melville Clayton Rosch, married Aug 7,1912 in Laurel, Yellowstone Co, MT, b. Feb 24,1881 in White Plains, Westchester Co, NY, (son of John Rosch and Magdelena Armbruster) d. Jul 7,1960, buried in Rural Cem, White Plains, NY.  Melville: second city historian (after his father) for White Plains,NY photographer retired to Bay View Beach,Milford,CT.

 

                             Children:

            73.     i      Melville Wendel Rosch b. Jul 31,1913.

            74.     ii    Beatrice Susan Rosch b. Oct 19,1917.

Fourth Generation

 

29.  Harriet 'Hattie' Marian Messersmith, (6.John3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 5,1872 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Dec 26,1958 in home in Wyalusing, Bradford Co,PA, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Housekeeper.

 

       She married Charles Gilbert Oliver, married Apr 29,1891 in JoP in Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, b. 1865 in Grant Hill, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (son of A. P. Oliver and Sarah _____) d. Jun 12,1934, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.

 

                             Children:

            75.     i      Arthur Clayton Oliver b. May 9,1892.

            76.     ii    Claude Clifford Oliver b. Aug 29,1895.

            77.     iii   Bertha May Oliver b. Jul 12,1897.

            78.     iv   Boyd Charles Oliver b. Jul 22,1904.

30.  Charles Jefferson Messersmith, (6.John3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 16,1883 in Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, d. Dec 13,1969 in Moses Taylor Hosp,Scranton,PA, buried in Abington Hills Cem,Clarks Summit, Lackawanna Co, PA, occupation: salesman.  worked for Getman & Muller Refrig,prior to that Adai Motors died after 2 severe heart attacks.

 

       He married Esther Herron, married Jun 18,1912, b. Jul 14,1889 in Scranton, Lackawanna Co, PA, d. Sep 27,1959 in Moses Taylor Hosp,Scranton,PA, buried in Abington Hills Cem,Clarks Summit, Lackawanna Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            79.     i      Mildred Ann Messersmith b. Jun 3,1913.

31.  William Alinas Messersmith, (7.Abram3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 25,1874 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Apr 23,1957 in Berwick Hosp, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, buried in ?, occupation: Laborer/Teamster.  In the 1900 Census of Lopez, Wm's occup is a Teamster.

 

       He married Myrta Elleta Gilbert, married Aug 3,1898, b. Jul 12, 1880 in Forksville, Sullivan Co, PA, (daughter of Henry Gilbert and Amanda Crawford) d. Apr 1,1964 in Mem Hosp, Philadelphia,PA, buried in Pine Grove Cem, Berwick,Columbia Co, PA.  Myrta: children were musicians-made up their own orchestra.

 

                             Children:

            80.     i      Helen B Messersmith b. Jun 9,1899.

                      ii    Adeline Eva Messersmith, b. May 3,1901 in Lopez, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Aug 23,1901, buried in ?.

                      iii   Gilbert Abram Messersmith, b. Nov 14,1902 in Lopez, Sullivan Co, PA.

 

                             He married Ruby Tyndall, married Jul 6,1929.

 

                      iv   Cletus Alanson ( Murson) Messersmith, b. Jun 5,1904 in Lopez, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 5, 1984 in Montgomery Co,PA.

 

                             He married Shirley Houch, married Sep 29,1928.

 

            81.     v     Richard Douglass Messersmith b. Dec 27,1907.

                      vi   Beatrice Adeline Messersmith, b. Nov 24,1909 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA.

 

                             She married Stanley Makarczujk, married Nov 15,1932.

 

            82.     vii  Paul D Messersmith b. Nov 24,1911.

            83.     viii Daniel Messersmith b. Mar 10,1915.

32.  Thomas 'Alanson' Messersmith, (7.Abram3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 14,1880 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Apr 30, 1924 in Hummelstown, Dauphin Co, PA, buried in ?, occupation Carpenter/Sawyer.  all children were born on the 22nd of given months.

 

       He married Florence L Ring, married Jul 3,1905, b. Jun 14,1885 in Sullivan Co, PA, buried in ?, occupation: tailoress.  Florence: remarried Frank D Brautner, hotel proprietor of Hummelstown, on Apr 4,1926.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Evelyn Alice Messersmith, b. Jul 22,1906 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, d. Nov 20, 1987 in King, WA, occupation: stenographer.  stenographer for State Dept of Agriculture,Bureau of Animal Industry.

 

                             She married Harry Franklin Garber, married Nov 2,1931, b. 1906 in Washington, DC, (son of William Franklin Garber and Ella Sue Mauck) d. Jan 14, 1997 in Silver Springs, MD.

 

                      ii    Marian Adeline Messersmith, b. Sep 22,1908 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA.

 

                             She married Robert J Wallace, married Nov 15,1929 in Zion Evang Lutheran Ch,Hummelstown,PA.

 

                      iii   Thomas Abram Messersmith, b. Oct 22,1920 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, d. Jun 1922, buried in ?.

                      iv   Jack Douglass Messersmith, b. Aug 22,1923 in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co, PA, d. Dec 15, 1996 in Mesa, Maricopa Co, AZ, occupation: newspaper.

33.  Thomas Edwin 'Ed' Messersmith, (8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 10,1882 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Oct 10,1947 in home in Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer/ carpenter.  received 50 acres of land known as "Shaffer " place from fathers will; was a farmer til 1920,moved to Wyal, worked for Atlantic Refining Co;moved to JC,NY in 1922 employed by AE Bagley & Vincent Smith as carpenter Sec'y to church board of trustees in Johnson City NY,helped to plan and build the church the funeral was in (The Primitive Methodist Church, JC,NY) obit calls him Edwin;drove oil truck for bro-in-law,Bert Wells,while in Wyalusing passed away after a lingering problem of streptococcus infection from a tooth.

 

       He married Jessie May Wells, married Mar 16,1904, b. 1884 in Rienze,Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of JM Wells and Mary J Wells) d. May 24,1965 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Cecil Wells  Messersmith, b. Jan 30,1906 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Feb 7,1984 in Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in Tioga Point Cem, Athens, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             He married Alphia R House, married Dec 21,1927, b. 1897, (daughter of Alonzo House and Addie Davenport) d. Jul 3,1947 in Binghamton City Hosp, Binghamton, Broome Co, NY, buried in Tioga Point Cem, Athens, Bradford Co, PA.  Alphia: Alphia's brother's son married Ross Root & Ruth Messersmith's son, Ronald Root.

 

                      ii    Ralph Edwin Messersmith, b. Dec 15,1910 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Dec 15,1910, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA.  Ralph, Mary Jane & Cora all died within a day of their births.

                      iii   Mary Jane Messersmith, b. Nov 6,1911 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Nov 7, 1911, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA.

            84.     iv   Edna Marie Messersmith b. Dec 10, 1914.

                      v     Cora A Messersmith, b. Jun 4,1917 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jun 4,1917, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA.

34.  Harry 'Lee' Messersmith, (8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 20,1883 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Oct 6,1937, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  death by drowning, took calves to Wyalusing.

 

       He married (1) Florence G Turner, married Nov 22, 1905 in UMeth Parsonage, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, b. Feb 23, 1883 in Terrytown, Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Stewart Turner and Sarah) d. Feb 16, 1934, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.

 

                             Children:

            85.     i      Ruth Harriet Messersmith b. Apr 15,1910.

 

       He married (2) Fannie Crandall, married May 24,1934.

 

35.  Albert White Messersmith, (8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jan 29,1895 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Dec 22,1962 in at dau's home in Elmira,NY, buried in Forest Lawn Mem Park, Elmira,NY, occupation: Farmer, military WWI vet.   farmer,worked for JV Taylor for 30 yrs,then worked for Pen DOT. WWI vet, went to war Feb 27,1918 received 65 acres known as "Flander's White farm from father's will.

                                                                       

       He married (1) Mazie Vanderpool, married Nov 22, 1913 in Waverly,?, b. Apr 7,1893, (daughter of Charles O Vanderpool) d. Apr 29,1917 in at home of parents, buried in Frenchtown Cem, Asylum Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            86.     i      Howard Charles Messersmith b. Sep 11,1915.

 

       He married (2) Lillian Abrams, married Feb 23,1918, b. May 6,1896 in Lime Hill,Bradford Co,PA, (daughter of Morris Abrams and Charlotte Franklin) d. Jul 21,1963 in her daughters home,Elmira,NY, buried in Forest Lawn Mem Park, Elmira,NY, occupation homemaker.

 

                             Children:

            87.     ii    Donald 'Duke' Albert Messersmith b. Oct 9,1918.

            88.     iii   Morris Jefferson Messersmith b. Jun 5, 1921.

            89.     iv   Betty Charlotte Messersmith b. Apr 9,1922; died September 2, 2006.

            90.     v     Carl Relm 'Skip' Messersmith b. Sep 2,1924.

                      vi   Dora Ann Messersmith, b. Jul 22,1929 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. Sep 26,1929 in at home, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA.  Cause of death was Whooping Cough & Pneumonia.

36.  Arthur Messersmith, (8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 30,1897 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Sep 18,1985 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Vestal Hills Mem Park, Vestal, Broome Co, NY, occupation: carpenter.  Arthur was a self-employed carpenter in FL ; received 100 acres known as" Wheeler's "place from father's will.

 

       He married (1) Pearl Quick, married Nov 15,1915, b. Jul 15,1887 in Doniphan,MO, (daughter of S Wallace Quick and Mary Emma Horton) d. Jul 18,1960 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in Vestal Hills Mem Park, Vestal, Broome Co, NY, occupation: homemaker.  Pearl: her family moved to Wyalusing area in 1914 by team and covered wagon was a member of First Baptist Ch,JC,NY for 33 yrs, very devoted as a wife , mother, & friend & was a great loss to all who knew her. died of cerebral hemorrhage.

 

                             Children:

            91.     i      Boyd Samuel Messersmith b. Nov 11,1916.

            92.     ii    Lloyd Jefferson Messersmith b. Nov 11,1916.

            93.     iii   Ivan Carlton Messersmith b. Oct 28,1919.

            94.     iv   Elsie Irene Messersmith b. Apr 15,1926.

            95.     v     Mary Ola Messersmith b. Aug 26,1928.

 

       He married (2) Pansy L Smith, married Sep 15,1961 in Binghamton, Broome Co, NY, b. Feb 11,1899 in Moxie, Terry Twp, Bradford Co,PA, (daughter of Maynard Smith and Debbie Vargason) d. Aug 18,1994 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in New Era Cem, Terry Twp,Bradford Co, PA, occupation: JC Shoe Co/storeclerk.  Pansy: Pansy worked for JC  Shoe Co for many yrs, then Arey's Hardware in Wyalusing.  Previous marriage to Clinton Potter,d.1959 after 44 yrs ; a member Johnson City First Baptist Ch; devoted her life to her family. Pansy is buried next to Clinton at New Era Cem.

 

37.  Alice Catherine Messersmith, (9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 2,1884 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jul 1,1962 in son's home, E.Rochester, NY, buried in Oakwood Cem, Penfield, Monroe Co, NY.  The Sullivan Review, July 6, 1962: Mrs. Alice Messersmith Hieber, who is well known in the Colley-Dushore area, passed away Sunday morning at the home of her son, Glenwood Hieber, at 108 Spruce St., East Rochester, N.Y.She was the wife of the late Jacob Hieber and is survived by her son, Glenwood; two grandchildren; a brother, Harold Messersmith, of Overton; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Learn of Laceyville and Mrs. Allena Meade, of Rochester.Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon in Rochester and interment was in that city. She was a member of Eastern Star(Noble Grand).

 

       She married Jacob Emanuel Hieber, married Jun 10,1914, b. Jan 12,1879 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of Emanuel Gotlieb Hieber and Maria Magdalena Henninghausen Houser) d. Aug 23,1951 in at his home,E Rocester,NY, buried in Oakwood Cem, Penfield, Monroe Co, NY, occupation Foreman NYCentral RR- car shop.  Jacob: The Sullivan Review, August 30, 1951: Jacob E. Hieber, formerly of this area, died Thursday evening at 8 at his home in East Rochester, N.Y, after a brief illness.Mr. Hieber is survived by his wife, Alice, one son Glenwood Hieber, also of East Rochester; two grandchildren, Martha and Richard Hieber; the following brothers and sisters, Oscar and Oliver of East Rochester, Mrs. Lena Smithers of Corning, Mr. Carrie Robinson, Mrs. Lula Sturdevant, Mrs. Mary Hawk and Miss Ida Hieber, all of New Albany.The funeral was held Monday afternoon in East Rochester.   .

 

                             Children:

            96.     i      Glenwood Emmanuel Hieber b. Aug 16,1916.

38.  Alverna Maude Messersmith, (9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 5,1887 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Mar 10,1957 in at her home,Laceyville,PA, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.  Weldon was Executor of the Will, she had no Real Estate, personal property was divided 1/5 to each child. She died of Coronary Thrombosis.

                                                                                                                                              

       She married Harry Augustus Learn, married May 6,1908 in home of S M Gregory, b. Nov 3,1885 in Edinger Hill, Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (son of Nathan Learn and Bertha Louise Gregory) d. May 3,1949 in home of son, Wm Learn on Spring Hill, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA, occupation: farmer.  Harry: Harry is buried in a plot with two of their children. He died of Coronary Thrombosis.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Vivian Learn, b. May 17,1909 in West Pittston,Luzerne Co,PA, d. May 19,1909, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA.

            97.     ii    Weldon 'Doc' Earl Learn b. Feb 5,1911.

            98.     iii   Gerald 'Jerry' Hayward Learn, Sr. b. 19 Mar 1912.

                      iv   Infant Daughter Learn, b. Mar 11,1916 in Spring Hill,Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Mar 11,1916, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA.

            99.     v     Nathan Arden Learn b. Aug 28,1917.

            100.   vi   Norman Roy Learn b. Jan 17,1920.

            101.   vii  William Harold Learn b. Oct 2,1924.

                      viii Ronald Austin Learn, b. Feb 25,1927 in Spring Hill,Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jul 3,1927, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA.

39.  Pearl Elizabeth Messersmith, (9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 12,1892 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jun 16,1985 in Tyler Mem Hosp, Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co, PA, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA, occupation: Teacher/ Messersmith Historian & Genealogist.  Pearl graduated form Sayre HS in 1911 after attending many schools in Bradford Co. She taught in many schools through out Bradford Co. She was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Ch and it's Ladies Sunday School Class in Laceyville. She was president of the Home Department Sunday School for 25 yrs, charter member of the Ladies Fellowship Group of Laceyville; charter member of the Edinger Hill Home & School League; member of the Edinger Hill Good Neighbor Club; Edinger Hill Ladies Aide Society; past president of the PLA of Bradford Co; Auditor of Tuscarora Twp for 39 yrs; member of the Wyalusing Senior Citizens Club and was a correspondent writer for the Wyalusing Rocket-Courier for 36 yrs. Pearl was the Historian for the Messersmith Reunions since it's conception in 1932. She compiled  3 books on the family and ancestry. She wrote the History of the Edinger Hill School for it's 100th anniversary.  She took her first airplane ride at the age of 85.

                                                                                

       She married Albert Pickett Learn, married Jun 9,1920, b. Jul 26,1896 in Edinger Hill, Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (son of Nathan Learn and Bertha Louise Gregory) d. Jan 10,1987 in Tyler Mem Hosp, Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co, PA, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  Albert: Albert was a farmer on the family farm on Edinger Hill all his life. He met his future bride at the school house next to the farm, as she was the teacher there. He was a quiet man with a good sense of humor. He was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Ch in  Laceyville, the Senior Citizens Club of Wyalusing, the Edinger Hill Good Neighbor Club, and served 6 yrs on the Tuscarora Twp Election Board. He died after an amputation of his leg.

 

                             Children:

            102.   i      Charles Newton Learn b. Mar 5,1923.

            103.   ii    James Bradley Learn b. Mar 23,1928.

40.  Allena  'Lena' Messersmith, (9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jan 9,1896 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Mar 7,1982 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: EJ shoe Fact.  Lena was a member of the First Presbyterian Ch of Johnson City, NY and their Women's Assoc.; a member of the International Order of the Kings Daughters & Sons. Lena worked at E-J Shoe Co, for over 30 yrs and belonged to their 30 Yr Club.

 

       She married (1) Seth Payne Webster, married Oct 30,1914, b. in Estella,Sullivan Co,PA, (son of Jesse Standard and Nan ___) buried in Towanda, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Charles Harold Webster, b. Apr 21,1915 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Apr 24,1915, buried in ?.

                      ii    Mabel Ellen Webster, b. Feb 11,1917 in Binghamton, Broome Co, NY, d. Sep 5,1998, buried in Vestal Hills Mem Park, Vestal, Broome Co, NY.

 

                             She married Lewis Bullock, married Oct 11,1941.

 

            104.   iii   Melissa Geraldine Webster b. Dec 26,1918; d. June 29, 2013 at UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY [obituary below].

            105.   iv   Thelma Pearl Webster b. Jul 21,1921.

 

       She married (2) Francis C Meade, married Aug 5,1924, b. 1892, d. May 3,1955 in at home in Johnson City, Broome Co, NY.

 

                             Children:

            106.   v     Ruby Allena Meade b. Aug 25,1935.

41.  George "Harold" Messersmith, (9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 31,1899 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Aug 30,1965 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer/SchBoard.  Harold was a member of Wyalusing Sch Board & St Paul's Reformed Ch,Overton;  He had a farm in Overton. They had in their home a pump organ that took 3 kids to pump the pedals.

 

       He married Mary Ursula O'Brien, married Feb 9,1926, b. Jun 6,1904 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of William John O'Brien and Selma Musselman) d. Jun 1,1995 in Laporte UM Home, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.

 

                             Children:

            107.   i      Catherine Marcella Messersmith b. Apr 12,1922.

            108.   ii    Martha Elizabeth Messersmith b. Jun 15,1927.

            109.   iii   Alice Alberta Messersmith b. Apr 15,1931.

42.  Harry Albert Messersmith, (10.Adam3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 19,1885 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. May 1,1959, buried in ?.

 

       He married Edith E Butterly, married Nov 25,1915, d. Nov 25,1952, buried in ?.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Fay Sinclair Messersmith, b. Jan 4,1922 in Nedrow,Onondaga Co,NY, d. May 21,1970, buried in ?, occupation: US Military.  entered Oct 27,1942;discharged Apr 25,1946;basic training at Atlantic City,NY;AM sch at Lincoln,NE, Luke Field,AR, Wn Field,AR;AM course at Lockheed sch,Burbank,CA;McDill Field,Tampa,FL;POE Gundura,NC;San Juan,Puerto Rico;Borquinn,Puerto Rico;Wallerfield, Trinidad,British West Indies.

 

 

            110.   ii    Lynn Albert Messersmith b. Sep 10,1923.

43.  Ida V Messersmith, (10.Adam3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 14,1889 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. May 9,1957 in Tyler Mem Hosp, Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co, PA, buried in ?.

 

       She married Maurice Adams, married Nov 3,1907, b. 1880, d. Jul 29,1936, buried in Forkston Cem, Wyoming Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            111.   i      Jennie Martha Adams b. May 15,1908.

                      ii    Louis Daniel Adams, b. Sep 13,1909 in Edgewood?, Greene Co, NY, d. 1945 in Germany, buried in Forkston Cem, Wyoming Co, PA, military US Military/S/Sgt.  Louis "made the Supreme Sacrifice for his country" (no further info at this time).

                      iii   Walter Oscar Adams, b. Sep 13,1909 in Edgewood?, Greene Co, NY, d. Nov 3,1909, buried in ?.

            112.   iv   Olive Elola Adams b. Oct 29,1916.

                      v     Iris Fae Adams, b. May 26,1921 in Nedrow,Onondaga Co,NY, d. Jul 4,1960, buried in Mt Carmel Cath Cem,Tunkhannock,Wyoming Co,PA.

 

                             She married Anthony Stroka, married Sep 3,1955 in Church of Nativity,Tunkhannock,PA, (son of William Stroka and Victoria).

44.  Irvine Arthur Messersmith, (10.Adam3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Dec 13,1893 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Oct  30,1957 in VA Hosp, Syracuse, Onondaga Co, NY, buried in Lafayette Rural Cem, Lafayette, Onondaga Co, NY, occupation: Butcher/Chief VFD/Superv of Sch Transp, military WWI.  Irvine served in WWI. He lived in Lafayette for 40 yrs and was very involved in the community. Irvine was the first Chief of the Lafayette Vol Fire Dept. and supervisor of transportation at the Lafayette  Central Schools for 19 yrs and a Constable for 11 yrs. At his funeral, 86 members of the local VFDs from Lafayette, Nedrow, Otisco, & Tully Cos attended.

 

       He married Sarah Phelps, married May 28,1917, b. Mar 11,1896, d. May 25,1983 in Lafayette, Onondaga Co, NY, buried in Lafayette Rural Cem, LaFayette, Onondaga Co, NY.

 

                             Children:

            113.   i      Virginia Irene Messersmith b. Mar 20,1918.

            114.   ii    Ardis Isabell Messersmith b. Sep 12,1919.

45.  Blanche Mildred Messersmith, (11.Henry'3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 19,1891 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Apr 28,1983 in Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Silk mill weaver/organist.  Blanche was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Ch in  Dushore, a member of the Women's Working Society,and a Sunday School teacher for many yrs. She was also a member of the Grange and the Sullivan Co Council of Republican Women for many yrs. Blanche was honored at Colley Grange Hall for 45 years as St John's Lutheran church organist,Jun 5,1970,attended by 5 ministers of prior service to the church, she received a Penn Dutch rocking chair.

 

       She married William Fredrick Kuhnle, married Jan 6,1925 in Dushore Boro, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Sep 27,1895 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of William F. Kuhnle Sr and Elizabeth Schwoerer) d. May 1,1973 in Dushore Boro, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  William: Peter L Messersmith(son of Adam) married William's cousin Louise and  lived on a farm adjoining his father's.

 

                             Children:

            115.   i      Helen Elizabeth Kuhnle b. Nov 29,1925.

            116.   ii    Kathryn Mildred Kuhnle b. Nov 26,1927.

46.  Edna Alena Haverly, (12.Elizabeth3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 5,1890 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Dec 20,1933, buried in Elmira Cem, Chemung Co, NY, occupation: Secretary/drape maker.  secretary for car dealer; worked in a bakery;made drapes for Sheehan Co., Elmira, NY.

 

       She married David Grant Hutcheson, married Nov 20,1912 in Arnot/Blossburg, Tioga Co, PA, b. 1890, (son of William Hutcheson and Katherine Grant) d. 1959, buried in Elmira Cem, Chemung Co, NY, occupation: printer/chick farmer.  David: printer for Morris Co(made bills/receipts),later a chicken farmer.

 

                             Children:

            117.   i      Marian Lucille Hutcheson b. May 17,1914.

            118.   ii    Catherine Elizabeth 'Betty' Hutcheson b. Sep 18,1916.

47.  Winnie Shores, (15.Louise3, 3.Adam2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 9,1894 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jun 30,1928, buried in ?.

                                                                                   

       She married Tracy C Prichard, married Apr 18,1918, b. Dec 23, 1896 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of Burton Prichard and Nora Miller) d. Feb 1969, buried in ?.  Tracy: Tracy was registered to live in the following areas: Casa Blanca, Riverside, CA; Hardman Cntr, Riverside, CA; Riverside Cntr, Riverside , CA.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Donald Prichard, b. May 23,1920 in Orange, Orange Co, CA.

48.  William Leonard Messersmith, (16.Jacob3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 23,1885 in Elmsport, Lycoming Co, PA, d. Dec 1,1959 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in Riverside Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Shoemaker.  worked for Endicott-Johnson Corp for 36 yrs- member of St Paul's Meth Church, Endicott,NY.

 

       He married Tressa E Potter, married Oct 2,1908 in Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, b. Apr 2, 1886 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Brookins S Potter and Hannah E Huffmaster) d. Apr 25,1976 in Ideal Hosp, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, buried in Riverside Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY.  Tressa: Teresa was a member of St Paul's UM Ch, Endicott, NY.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Evelyn Belle Messersmith, b. May 25,1909 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. Mar 13,1981 in Ideal Hosp, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, buried in Riverside Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Endicott-Johnson Shoe Co.  Evelyn was a member of the Round Hill Chapter No 104 of the Eastern Star; retired EJ after 40 yrs and a member of the 30 Yr Club; member of St Paul's Meth Ch, Endicott, NY.

            119.   ii    Collins Potter Messersmith b. Jun 27,1911.

            120.   iii   Donald Luther Messersmith b. Jul 21,1913.

            121.   iv   Ray Brookins Messersmith b. Sep 7,1921.

49.  Kline Luther Messersmith, (16.Jacob3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 25,1899 in Elmsport, Lycoming Co, PA, d. May 16,1996 in James G Johnson Nursing Home,JC,NY, buried in Riverhurst Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY.  worked for IBM 40 yrs: birth record states born in Cherry twp. member of Central United Meth Ch, Endicott & F&AM, Endicott.

                                                                                     

       He married Irene Gow, married Jul 7,1923 in at home,Endicott,NY, b. Nov 14,1904 in Harford,Susquehanna Co,PA, (daughter of Frank Eugene Gow and Mae Holly) d. Aug 5,1973 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in Riverhurst Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY.

 

                             Children:

            122.   i      Lois Jean Messersmith b. Mar 26,1928.

            123.   ii    June Louise Messersmith b. Dec 3,1930.

50.  Henry Jacob Norconk, (17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 5,1875 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Oct 16,1957 in home in Wyalusing, Bradford Co,PA, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Lumber/merchant.  early part of life spent in West Virginia and Sullivan Cty PA,in lumber operat was a merchant in New Albany for yrs;started Norconk Clothing store,Wyal,1912 member WyalusingMeth CH. -trustee,& building committee.

 

       He married Mae G Wood, married Jul 29,1909 in New Albany, Bradford Co, PA, b. Jul 29,1881 in New Albany, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Christopher C Wood and Louisa) d. Jan 21,1964 in home in Wyalusing, Bradford Co,PA, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA.  Mae: member of Wyalusing Meth Ch & DAR.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Wood Boynton Norconk, b. Jul 26,1910 in New Albany, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Mailman.  March 2, 2003

                             Wood B. Norconk, 92, of Binghamton, NY, formerly of Wyalusing, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at the Good Shepherd Fairview Home in Binghamton.

                            

                             He was born in Wyalusing, July 26, 1910, the son of the late Henry J. and Mary (Mae) G. Wood Norconk.

                            

                             A graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1927, he received many medals for running track, as well as playing the clarinet. He attended Drexel University.

                            

                             Wood resided in Wyalusing until 1995 when he and his late wife, Dorothy moved to the Good Shepherd Fairview Home in Binghamton.

                            

                             He was employed as a rural route mail carrier with the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 1972, after 42 years of service. He was also active in the operation of Norconk’s Dry Goods Store with his father and his sister, Lydia.

                            

                             Wood was a member of both the Pennsylvania Rural Letter Carrier’s Association and the National Letter Carrier’s Association. He served on the board of the Wyalusing Public Library and was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church.

                            

                             An avid sportsman and photographer, he took many fly-fishing trips to the Western United States. He also traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He enjoyed attending New York Yankee baseball games. Wood also enjoyed gardening, raising many beautiful flowers.

                            

                             On Dec. 25, 1997, Wood and his wife, Dorothy, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

                            

                             He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Marie Brown Norconk; his parents and his sisters, Lydia and Ruth. Surviving are a sister, Neulah Putnam; three nephews, Larry Putnam, Jim Norconk and Craig Carl; three nieces, Sally Jurnack, Beverly Cox and Nancy Starr and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

                            

                             A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell Pierce, officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery.

                            

                             In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and/or the Wyalusing Public Library in Mr. Norconk’s memory.

                            

                             Wood was employed by Wyalusing Post office as a Rural Route mailman.

 

                             He married Dorothy Marie Brown, married Dec 25,1933 in Charles Brown Home,Wyalusing,PA, b. Mar 12,1911 in Merryall,Bradford Co,PA, (daughter of Charles F Brown and Bertha A Ackley) d. Feb 18,1998 in Lady of Lourdes Hosp,Binghamton,NY, occupation: Teacher/ member D.A.R.  Dorothy: Dorothy grad of Mansfield State Teacher's College with degree in Home Economics; sub teacher for Wyalusing in the 30's.She & Wood traveled all the States & countries abroad. Dorothy was a music lover & played the piano. Was a member of DAR & Wyalusing Meth Ch.

 

            124.   ii    Neulah Naomi Norconk b. Jan 28,1914.

            125.   iii   Lydia Nadine Norconk b. Nov 8,1915.

                      iv   Ruth Margaretta Norconk, b. Dec 31,1921 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. Dec 31,1921, buried in ?.

51.  Mary 'Mayme' Henrietta Norconk, (17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 30,1879 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, buried in ?, occupation: Dressmaker.

 

       She married Robert A Williams, married Mar 28,1906 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (son of Aaron Williams and Ann) buried in ?, occupation Contractor.

 

                             Children:

            126.   i      Kathryn Norconk Williams b. Oct 17,1906.

                      ii    Marian Williams, b. Mar 30,1908 in Kingston, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Apr 8,1909, buried in ?.

52.  Adaline 'Addie' Emma Norconk, (17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 20,1880 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Feb 12,1958 in home in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Dressmaker.  member of St John's Lutheran Ch.

 

       She married F 'George' Kaufmann, married Apr 18,1906 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, b. 1871, (son of Ludwig Fredrick Kaufmann and Cathern Barbara Schock) d. Aug 9,1947, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Henry Fredrick Kaufmann, b. Jul 9,1908 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Feb 6,1989, buried in ?.

                      ii    Albert Abraham Kaufmann, b. Oct 13,1909 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Mar 3,1910, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

            127.   iii   Jesse Charles Kaufmann b. May 25,1912.

            128.   iv   Helen Adaline Kaufmann b. May 28,1914.

53.  Kathryn 'Kate' Ann Norconk, (17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 8, 1882 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Feb 21, 1956 in at home of son,Gerald,Zanesville,OH, buried in G.Washington Mem Park, Philadelphia, PA.

 

       She married Joseph E Starr, married Apr 22,1908, buried in ?.

 

                             Children:

            129.   i      Gertrude Lena Starr b. Mar 25,1909.

            130.   ii    Lucy Lela Starr b. Jul 19,1910.

                      iii   Gerald Clark Starr, b. Dec 18,1911 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: US Military.  entered Jan 1,1943;Radar college,TX.

 

                             He married Mary Francis Ritchie, married Mar 15,1940.  Mary: ??Possible Funeral notice Jun,1940;Mrs J C Starr, of Liverpool, NY, formerly of WilmotTwp,Bradford Co,died Thursday afternoon at Liverpool.The funeral will be held at St John's Lutheran Ch, south Wilmot at 3 pm. Burial will be at Colley.??

 

            131.   iv   Louise Norconk Starr b. Oct 5,1913.

            132.   v     Jesse Joseph Starr b. Jan 18,1915.

            133.   vi   Adeline Starr b. May 25,1917.

                      vii  Woodrow Henry Starr, b. Jan 19,1919 in Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA, occupation: US Military.  entered Jan 1,1941;served with Coast Guard near Boston and with South Pacific in 1943.

 

54.  Raymond Daniel Norconk, (17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 11,1884 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jan 1978 in Pontiac Osteopathic Hosp, Highland Park, MI, buried in White Chapel Cem, Troy, MI.

 

       He married Mary Blackshall, married Apr 22,1908, d. Nov 19,1955 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI, buried in ?.

 

                             Children:

            134.   i      Jesse Mayo Norconk b. May 28,1915.

55.  Lena Ina Norconk, (17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 13,1886 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Dec 17,1979 in Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, buried in Norconk Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation nurse.

 

       She married David K Place, married Jul 19,1909, b. 1884, d. Jan 5,1961, buried in Norconk Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Lucy L Starr Place, b. Jul 19,1910 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

56.  Charles 'Charley' Morrison Norconk, (17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 12,1896 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Dec 25,1983, buried in Norconk Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  The farm of Charley's grandfather,Wm Norconk, was purchased by Charley & Mary in 1929. The farm had been in the family for 89 yrs.

 

       He married Mary M Lamberson, married Nov 5,1918 in Zion Lutheran Ch Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Jan 14,1896 in Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, (daughter of Ransom Lamberson and Amanda Steiner) d. May 5,1992 in United Meth Home, Laporte, Sullivan Co,PA, buried in Norconk Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.  Mary: Mary was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Ch and St John's Chapel in Wilmot and it's Ladies Aide Society.

 

                             Children:

            135.   i      Arlene Margaret Norconk b. Jan 20,1920.

            136.   ii    Marion Elinor Norconk b. Mar 19,1921.

            137.   iii   Raymond Charles Norconk b. Sep 15,1922 [see obituary below].

            138.   iv   Rachel Amanda Norconk b. Mar 17,1924.

            139.   v     Kathryn Lucile Norconk b. Dec 15,1926.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
September 12, 2013

Mr. Raymond C. Norconk, age 90, of Wilmot, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side. Ray was born in the home where he died on Sept. 15, 1922 a son of the late Charles M. and Mary Lamberson Norconk on the family farm in Wilmot Township which has been in the family since 1840. He graduated from the Dushore High School a member of the class of 1940 and continued his education with agronomy courses at Penn State. He married the former Shirley Fiocca on Dec. 23, 1944. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last December. Ray entered the Army in World War II in 1944 and served in the Pacific Theater until 1946. He returned home to the family Holstein dairy farm where he was actively involved his entire life. He actually was operating the tractor in June. Ray was very active with the Bradford County Holstein Club and won numerous awards during his tenure on the farm. He was a loving spouse, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a kind and true gentleman who most enjoyed being with his family on the farm. Ray was a member of St. John's Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Wilmot, where he served on the church council for many years. He was a member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion and a member of the Right Cheer Hunting Club. Surviving are: his spouse: Shirley, at home; son: Gary R. (Sharon) Norconk of Hunlock Creek, Pa.; daughter: Linda Kisner of New Albany, Pa.; two sisters: Arlene Neuber of Wyalusing, Pa.; Kathryn Slawta of Vestal Center, N.Y.; four grandchildren: Tammy (Bruce) Stough, Kelly Kisner, Timothy (Jennifer) Norconk, Shaun (Sherry) Norconk; eight great grandchildren: Alexandra, Megan and Ryan Stough, Teagan, Emmyrson, Finley, Jackson and Noah Norconk; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters: Marian Blemle and Rachel Miller. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and followed by a service at 11 a.m. at St. John's Chapel, Wilmot, Pa., with the Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Norconk Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Homer Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to St. John's Chapel, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614. Graveside Military Services will be accorded by member of McDermott Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa., and members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening, at the funeral home. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.

57.  Anna S Kisner, (18.Emma3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 20,1878 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 25,1985 in SNU, St Joseph's Hosp, Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Silk mill.  She & Geo had a farm in Cherry Twp until he died in 1925. Anna moved to Dushore and worked in the Dushore Silk Mill.Then moved to Elmira in 1957 to live with daughter, Frances, a nurse who cared for her. After Frances died, Anna went to St Joseph's. Anna was a Sunday Sch teacher for yrs at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Ch in Dushore & the oldest member. She loved to knit and one Christmas did about 100 bells to be distributed among the children .She died at the age of 106. When asked to what she attributed her long life, she stated, "Good conduct and decent, respectable living. I'm not ashamed of anything I ever did. I would not live any differently if I could live my life all over again. I lived 35 years on Carpenter St. and 23 years in Elmira."When asked what she considers her greatest accomplishment in life, she said, "My Sunday School work. I had 20 years perfect attendance in Dushore, one year in Elmira. I also belonged to the Sewing Club at church in Elmira""The most difficult period in my life was when the tornado hit the silk mill in Dushore in the early 1900's. I was in a full body cast from armpits to toes. The tornado hit around 9 p.m. and took the whole side of the building down," she said Mrs. Huffmaster recalled the date to be 1934-35, "the same day that Dr. Biddle buried his wife."" I have no regrets whatsoever in my life." she stated. "The one thing I'm thankful for is to have my mind and that I can wait on and take care of myself as long as I'm here, " referring to St. Joseph's.

 

       She married George W Huffmaster, married May 24,1906, b. Apr 1871, (son of Frederick Huffmaster and Sarah 'Sally' Ann Thrasher) d. May 19,1925, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  George: farmer in Cherry Twp til his death.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Frances C Huffmaster, b. Aug 11,1907 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Mar 4,1960 in Arnot-Ogden Hosp, Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: nurse.  worked at Arnot- Ogden Hosp, Elmira,NY; cared for her mother, but mother out-lived her.

            140.   ii    Ruth Huffmaster b. Nov 21,1912.

58.  Charles 'Charley' Willard Kisner, (18.Emma3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 19,1881 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Mar 22,1954, buried in St Basil's Cath Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, (see note 1).

 

       He married Pauline Anna Obert, married Sep 17,1912, b. Jul 10,1888 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (daughter of John Obert and Anna Scher) d. Aug 24,1971 in Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, PA, buried in St Basil's Cath Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Laborer.  Pauline: Pauline and her siblings were court appointed to the care of Charles Scher in 1906.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Ralph Kisner, b. Aug 1,1913 in Mildred, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Aug 21,1913, buried in St Basil's Cath Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            141.   ii    Anita Marie Kisner b. Mar 30,1920.

            142.   iii   Charles Francis Kisner b. Apr 1,1924.

59.  Verna 'Vernie' Catherine Kisner, (18.Emma3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 7,1885 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Oct 1,1984 in Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation Homemaker.  Vernie was a life long resident of Cherry Twp and lived in the same house for her last 80yrs. She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Ch, Dushore, PA.

 

       She married Howard Jonathan Reemer Kinsley, married Oct 19,1904, b. Nov 26,1877 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of Lewis O Kinsley and Amanda Colley) d. Oct 24,1959 in home in Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  Howard: member Zion Lutheran Ch,Dushore, PA.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Ethel Kinsley, b. Jun 21,1906 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jun 30,1906, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

                      ii    Isobel Kinsley, b. Aug 27,1907 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Feb 4,1908, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            143.   iii   Louis Silas  Kinsley b. Nov 11,1909.

            144.   iv   Gordon Ernest Kinsley b. Jul 16,1912.

60.  Viola Louise Messersmith, (19.Charles3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 12,1896 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Apr 1,1993 in Leland ?, NC, buried in Tioga Point Cem, Athens, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: weaver.  In Orphan's Court Index, Sep 1903, the court had Samuel Cole appointed as her guardian. He was to put $2.00/wk  aside for her future support. Why did this happen???

 

       She married George David Barton, married Oct 15,1919, b. Sep 5,1898, (son of George E Barton and Ida L Cormer) d. Apr 26,1960 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Tioga Point Cem, Athens, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Charles William Barton, b. Jul 5,1921 in Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, d. Mar 23,1922, buried in Tioga Point Cem, Athens, Bradford Co, PA.

61.  Edgar William Messersmith, (20.William3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 16,1895 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jul 27,1958 in home in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

 

       He married Harriet M Wheeler, married Sep 15,1920, b. Jul 31,1899 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Willard Wheeler and Adaline Friedenberg) d. Dec 18,1978 in Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.  Harriet: Harriet was a member of Shepherd of the Hills,Lutheran Ch, St John's Chapel & a past member of St John's Ladies Aide Soc.

 

                             Children:

            145.   i      Earl Edgar Messersmith b. Apr 13,1922.

62.  Mary "Mayme" Marie Hieber, (21.Mary3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 10,1893 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jul 27,1967 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.  Mayme was a member of Lutheran Evangelical Ch & Amer Legion  Aux.

 

       She married Arthur Albert Wilcox, married Sep 16, 1919 in Zion Lutheran Ch Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Nov 11,1891, d. Dec 1,1972 in Ideal Hosp, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: IBM, Endicott, NY.

 

                             Children:

                      i      John Arthur Wilcox, b. Feb 5,1921 in Athens, Bradford Co, PA, d. Sep 13,1922, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            146.   ii    Kathryn 'Kay' Bertha Wilcox b. Aug 8,1924.

            147.   iii   Robert Paul Wilcox b. Dec 27,1927.

63.  Carolyn Lucy Hieber, (21.Mary3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 22,1904 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Sep 13,1986 in her home, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Silk Mill/ Homemaker.  Carolyn was a lifetime resident of Sullivan Co and a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Ch, Dushore, PA. She was  also a member of the church's Dorcas Society and Altar Guild and had formerly taught Sunday Sch.

 

       She married Harry C Yonkin, married Jun 9, 1934 in Zion Lutheran Ch Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Oct 31,1892 in Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of G Addison Yonkin and Bernice Ellina Zaner) d. Oct 23,1979 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer/Dir Fire Ins Co.  Harry: Harry was a member of the Redeemer United Ch of Christ in Dushore and a member and director of the Farmers and Mechanics Home Mutual Fire Ins Co. of Forksville, PA.

 

                             Children:

            148.   i      Bernice Carol Yonkin b. May 14,1936.

                      ii    Donald Francis Yonkin, b. Jul 6,1941 in New Albany, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jul 14,1941, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

64.  John Clifford Messersmith, (22.John3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 9,1896 in Ricketts, Sullivan  Co, PA, d. Oct 6,1978 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Endicott-Johnson Shoe Co, military WWI/USNavy.  John was a member of St Paul's Lutheran ch, Johnson City, NY; veteran of WWI serving in the Navy; retired from EJ Shoe Co after 30 yrs; a member of the American Legion Post 82, Endicott, NY. Contributions to the Union Vol. Emergency Squad, Endwell, NY.

 

       He married Ruth Osborne, married Nov 11,1927, b. Jul 8,1892, d. Sep 15,1987 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Owego, NY, buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation Teacher.  Ruth: Ruth was a member of the St Paul's Lutheran Ch, Johnson City, NY.

 

                             Children:

                      i      John Frederick Messersmith, b. Feb 16,1930 in Endicott, Broome Co, NY, military US Military.  entered Feb 6,1951;discharged Jan 16,1953;basic at San Antonio,TX;served overseas in Yokoma,Japan;received Honorable Discharge via Camp Kilmer,NJ;served as Dental Tech greater part of Japan tour.

65.  Arthur Burton Messersmith, (23.Lewis3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 2,1889 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 6,1955, buried in Oaklawn Cem, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: electrician.

 

       He married Kate Robinson, married Jun 7,1911 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, b. Mar 7, 1891 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, (daughter of Harry Robinson and Sarah) d. Jun 12,1974, buried in Oaklawn Cem, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: Housewife.

 

                             Children:

            149.   i      Lewis Harry Messersmith b. Apr 5,1912.

            150.   ii    Dora Etta Messersmith b. Nov 11,1913.

            151.   iii   Margaret Jeanne "Peggy" Messersmith b. Feb 12,1919.

            152.   iv   George Arnold Messersmith b. Jun 26, 1926.

66.  Hallie Edward Hottenstein, (24.Anna3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jan 4,1892 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 3,1966 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  farmer all his life; member of Ch of the Redeemer,Dushore.

 

       He married Nellie Anna Stahl, married Nov 14,1914 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, b. May 27,1889 in Gouldsboro,Wayne Co,PA, (daughter of Henry Stahl and Caroline Sick) d. Aug 12,1971 in home in Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  Note: Nellie was the daughter of Sylvester VanHorn & Matilda Dieter, but at the age of 21 was adopted by Henry & Carolyn(Sick) Stahl on Sep 21,1910.

 

                             Their children, two of whom are pictured in childhood at school below, were:

            153.   i      Evelyn Caroline Hottenstein b. Aug 23,1915.

                      ii    Anna Elvina Hottenstein, b. Feb 19,1917 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Apr 26,1917, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.  death from cleft palate.

            154.   iii   Nettie Doris Hottenstein b. Jan 26,1918.

            155.   iv   Leland Malcolm Hottenstein b. Jul 16,1920 in Cherry Mills, PA.

            156.   v     Henry 'Chauncey' Hottenstein b. May 6,1922.



The Cherry Mills School stood about 100 feet from the John Hazzen Grist Mill on the Loyalsock Creek. The builidng was eventually converted to a power substation and still was standing in 2005, about 200 feet from the Cherry Mills Lodge, a local bed and breakfast housed in what was in the late 19th century a worker's "hotel" for itinerant lumberjacks and laborers. In a tree next to the structure is a faded stone engraved by Charles Sick in 1976 to commemorate the creation of the school. Agnes Sweeney, the teacher mentioned above, and her aunt Ella Bridget Sweeney, were both teachers at this institution. Gertrude Cook, the other teacher, was a daughter to John Cook who lived in Cherry Mills. John was the brother of Sarah (Cook) Cavanaugh. Gertrude was born around 1906 and died in 1993. You can learn more about the Cavanaugh and Cook famlies at the Cavanaughs of Irish Ridge. Other than the children already identified in the caption, we believe, based on the opinion of Tom Crossett, that the girl who is second from the right in the back row of the second picture is Betty Jordan, the adopted sister of Mary, Agnes, and John Harrison. Tom also indicates that the curly haired girl, second from the left in the same picture, is Agnes Harrison. You can learn more about these families at Faces and Families of Old Sullivan County, Group Two. To quote Tom: The Harrisons did all go to school together and walked from and to the school. They lived way up on Irish Ridge and what a walk that afternoon one must have been. It makes my legs hurt to think about it.
Photos Courtesy of Carolyn (Yonkin) Thier Fuller
Daughter of Robert and Evelyn Caroline (Yonkin) Thier

67.  Wallace Francis Hottenstein, (24.Anna3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 14,1894 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Oct 3,1972 in at his home,Overton,PA, buried in Greenwood Cem,Forks Twp,Sullivan Co,PA.

 

       He married Hazel Marian Hart, married Mar 21,1914, b. Sep 30,1892 in Elkland Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (daughter of William Francis Hart and Deborah J Packard) d. Apr 25,1982 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Greenwood Cem,Forks Twp,Sullivan Co,PA.  Hazel: Hazel attended Houghton Coll.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Gordon Francis Hottenstein, b. Jan 31,1915 in Elkland Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Feb 4,1915, buried in Greenwood Cem,Forks Twp,Sullivan Co,PA.

            157.   ii    William Vincent Hottenstein b. Aug 8,1918.

68.  Willard Byron Hottenstein, (24.Anna3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 15,1896 on family farm,Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Dec 24,1991 in his home in Overton, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation laborer/farmer.  Willard was a Tax Assessor for over 50 yrs in Overton Twp. In 1985, he the oldest Twp Tax Assessor in PA. He served as the Overton Elem Sch PTA president for 6 yrs. He was treasurer of the St Paul's UC of Christ for 47 yrs. He was also a member of the Evergreen Lodge No 163 F&M for over 45 yrs.

 

The Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
January 2, 1992

Willard B. Hottenstein, 95, of Overton, Bradford County, died Dec. 24, 1991, at his home. He was born Oct. 15, 1896, on the Hottenstein family farm in Forks Township, Sullivan County, a son of Chauncey and Anna Messersmith Hottenstein.

Mr. Hottenstein was a farmer his enitre life, except during the year of 1941 when he worked for the Fogels Lumber Co. in Rome, Pa. He retired from farming in 1961, and then worked at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore for the next 28 years.

He was the Overton Township Tax Assessor for over 50 years, retiring in 1985 as Pennsylvania's oldest township assessor. He was president of the Overton Elementary School P.T.A. for six years. A lifetime member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Overton, he served as treasurere of the church for 47 years. He was a member of Evergreen Lodge # 163 F & AM for over 45 years. Mr. Hottenstein loved the outdoors, and was an enthusiastic hunter and fisherman and a gardener.

Surviving is a daughter, Helen Hottenstein of Forksville; and a sister, Angeline Allen of New Smyrna Beach, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. His wife, the former Blanche Kester, predeceased him, as did two brothers, Wallace and Hallie Hottenstein.

Funeral services were held Dec. 28 in St. Paul's United Church of Christ with Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Masonic funeral services were held Dec. 27 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, by members of Lodge #163. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, RD New Albany, Pa 18833

       He married Blanche Katherine Kester, married Aug 30,1924, b. May 12,18?? in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Alfred Kester and Clara May Musselman) d. Oct 1975, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Teacher.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Helen Jeanette Hottenstein, b. Apr 23,1928 in New Albany, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA.

69.  Jennie Margaret Messersmith, (25.Thomas3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 28,1904 in Mountain Top, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.

 

       She married (1) Michael Markle.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Thomas Charles Markle, b. Jan 11,1923, d. Feb 10,1923.

                      ii    Alice Jeanette Markle, b. Feb 11,1924 in Chase,Jackson twp,Luzerne Co,PA.

 

       She married (2) John Franklin Garron, married Oct 12,1928, b. Jun 26,1905 in Nuangola,PA, (son of John Garron and Gertrude Everette) d. 1972, buried in Dorrance, Dorrance Twp, Luzerne Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

                      iii   John F Garron Jr, b. Jun 26,1928 in Laurel Run,Luzerne Co,PA.

                      iv   William Eugene Garron, b. Aug 26,1929 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA.

                      v     Jean Deloris Garron, b. Feb 29,1930 in Minerville,Schuylkill Co,PA, d. Apr 10,1933, buried in Dorrance, Dorrance Twp, Luzerne Co, PA.

                      vi   Naoma Ruth Garron, b. Jun 10, 1933 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Mar 29,1934, buried in Dorrance, Dorrance Twp, Luzerne Co, PA.

                      vii  Elizabeth Mae Garron, b. Jan 8,1934 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Mar 6,1972, buried in Dorrance, Dorrance Twp, Luzerne Co, PA.

                      viii Harvey E Garron, b. Sep 26,1939.

                      ix    Darlene Alberta Garron, b. Nov 2,1938.

                      x     Geraldine Margaret Garron, b. Nov ,1940.

                      xi    Irene Isabel Garron, b. Feb 27,1943, d. Nov 2,1943, buried in Dorrance, Dorrance Twp, Luzerne Co, PA.

                      xii  James B Garron, b. Mar 24,1944, occupation: US Mil.  US Army.

                      xiii Doris Ellen Garron, b. Dec 24,1945.  hit by train Dec 1989.

70.  Lewis George Messersmith, (25.Thomas3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 4,1912 in Mountain Top, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Jun 22,1997 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in St Mary's Cem, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: worked in tin fact/auto mechanic.  worked in tin factory; air reduction plant; auto mechanic.

 

       He married (1) Helen Mae Grumbling, married Dec 25,1935 in Moxham Christian Church, Johnstown,PA, b. Apr 3,1913 in New Florence,Westmoreland Co,PA, (daughter of Thomas Verne Grumbling and Mabel Estella Diehl) d. May 5,1993 in Johnstown, Cambria Co, PA, buried in Grandview Cem,Johnstown,PA, occupation: Homemaker.

 

                             Children:

            158.   i      Mary Lou Estelle Messersmith b. Feb 9,1937.

                      ii    Marjorie Helen Messersmith, b. Sep 11,1938 in General Hosp, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA.  married name Kelly-Shawley.

 

                             She married Charles Kelley, d. Apr 17,1985.

 

                      iii   Lewis George Messersmith Jr, b. Sep 3,1940 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Feb 20,1973 in Ebensburg, Cambria Co, PA, buried in Ebensburg, Cambria Co, PA.  had pertussis when a week old & suffered oxygen deficiency to the brain & lung congestion which he barely survived. It left him with poor health all his life. Died at the age of 33.

                      iv   Mabel Ann Messersmith, b. May 3, 1943 in General Hosp, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA.  married name Schilling.

 

                             She married Robert Schilling.

 

                      v     Alice Margaret Messersmith, b. Dec 24,1945 in at home,Wilkes-Barre,Luzerne Co,PA, occupation: Homemaker.  married name Lashley Health damaged due to Diphertia.

 

                             She married David Lashley.

 

            159.   vi   John 'Jack' Walter Messersmith b. Jul 31,1947.

 

       He married (2) Eleanor __.

 

                             Children:

            160.   vii  George Donald Messersmith.

            161.   viii Debra Lee Messersmith b. Nov 25,.

            162.   ix    LuAnn Messersmith b. Jul 19, 1961.

            163.   x     Candice Messersmith.

            164.   xi    Denise Messersmith.

71.  Helen Harmon Buster, (26.Harriet3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 4,1902 in Ashley, Luzerne Co,PA, d. Jun, 1987, buried in ?.

 

       She married (1) James L Moloney, married Sep 12,1925, b. Sep 1,1901 in Hopkins, MI.

 

      

       She married (2) Herndon Mercke, married 1941.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Sally Letitia Mercke, b. May 3,1941, d. Sep 28,1995.

 

                             She married Richard H Heym, married Nov 25,1972.

72.  Irma Margaret Messersmith, (27.Frank3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1).

 

       She married Augustus R Baldwin, married May 17, 1930.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Robert David Baldwin.

73.  Melville Wendel Rosch, (28.Fanny3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 31,1913 in White Plains, Westchester Co, NY, occupation: Civil engineer.  Melville grad from Virginia Military Inst, 1935,B.S. in civil engineering. He retired in 1971 to live in Sun City, FL.

 

       He married Dorothy Bogart Starr, married Feb 15,1941, b. Oct 16 1912 in White Plains, Westchester Co, NY, (daughter of Charles Cornwall Starr and Gertrude Horton Bogart).

 

                             Children:

            165.   i      Judith Marie Rosch b. Apr 2,1946.

74.  Beatrice Susan Rosch, (28.Fanny3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 19,1917 in White Plains, Westchester Co, NY.  grad of Duke Univ, B.S. in geology.

 

       She married Theodore Roger Fletcher, married Jun 7,1941, b. Jun 24, 1918 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co, MA, d. Sep 26,1998 in Bradenton, FL.

 

                             Children:

            166.   i      John Gilshinan Fletcher b. Nov 20,1936.

            167.   ii    William Douglas Fletcher b. Jul 27,1943.

            168.   iii   George Gilshinan Fletcher b. Nov 27,1944.

            169.   iv   Susan Jean Fletcher b. Mar 29,1946.

            170.   v     Carol Joan Fletcher b. Mar 8,1948.

            171.   vi   Robert Bruce Fletcher b. Jun 28,1950.

Fifth Generation

 

75.  Arthur Clayton Oliver, (29.Harriet4, 6.John3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 9,1892 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jul 4,1962 in Tyler Mem Hosp, Meshoppen, PA (Note: hospital moved to TUnkhannock in 1964), buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: clerk/store owner/twncons.  Arthur died of heart attack. started work as a clerk for Smith & Waldo Dept store & FG Smith & Sons. In 1927 purchased a store in the Morgan block of Wyal,bought out Smith & Sons,operated a general store,redeemed the first food order issued in Brad Co(Order No.1) during the Depression,moved to the FAAngle store,closed out groc& started mercantile busi. active in town activities-burgess,treas,councilman,B.of T. for Libra, director of Nat Bank of Wyalusing.

 

       He married Lorena May Canfield, married Nov 15,1916 in UMeth Ch, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, b. Jul 23, 1896 in Spring Hill,Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Charles McKee Canfield and Lottie Lois Goodell) d. Nov 30,1992, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: store clerk.  Lorena: Lorena was an 80 yr member of the Wyalusing UMCh, a charter member of the Women's Society of Christian Service, a charter member of Wyalusing Valley Chapter No 523 Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter of the DAR.

 

                             Children:

            172.   i      Donald Clayton Oliver b. Sep 18,1923.

76.  Claude Clifford Oliver, (29.Harriet4, 6.John3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 29,1895 in Grant Hill, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Nov 10,1967 in his home,Wyalusing,PA, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: cream worker/RR/truckdriv.

 

       He married Beatrice M Wilson, married Oct 21,1918 in UMeth Ch, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, b. Feb 27,1899 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, (daughter of George W Wilson and Catherine Robinson) d. Dec 23,1975 in home in Wyalusing, Bradford Co,PA, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: telephone op.

 

                             Children:

            173.   i      Betty Marie Oliver b. Dec 18,1920.

            174.   ii    Harriet Louise Oliver b. Feb 4,1922.

            175.   iii   Claude Clifford Oliver Jr b. Feb 24,1924.

                      iv   Edward Charles Oliver, b. May 22,1927 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. May 24,1927.

            176.   v     Robert Willson Oliver b. Feb 24,1937.

77.  Bertha May Oliver, (29.Harriet4, 6.John3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 12,1897 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jul 28,1983, buried in ? Utah.  left geneaology info at Mormon Center, Utah.

 

       She married (1) Fred Ellsworth, married Jul 28,1915 in UMeth Ch, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            177.   i      Jesse Lewis Fancourt b. May 14,1916.

 

       She married (2) Lorenzo Steed Walker, married Feb 15, 1974 in St George, Washington Co, UT, b. Mar 31,1901 in Farmington, Davis Co, UT, (son of Lorenzo Walker and Ann Elizabeth Steed) d. Sep 23, 1994 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co, ID, buried in Afton, Lincoln Co, WY.

 

78.  Boyd Charles Oliver, (29.Harriet4, 6.John3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 22,1904 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Feb 17,1983 in Strong Mem Hosp, Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, buried in Sandhill Cem, NY, occupation: Farmer/Co Supervisor/4-H leader.  Boyd was a Guernsey farmer, County Supervisor and 4-H leader for over 25 yrs He was also a member of the Hopewell Grange and Director of the Konchoctor Milk Producers. Boyd's family  was featured in a newspaper article  in "Canandaigua Times", re:his success as a dairy farmer, due to family cooperation & good neighbors.  His son, Norman, was killed in an auto accid that he was also in,Boyd suffered a broken leg in the accid. Before his death he was associated with the Whitney-Dickinson Seed Co. of Buffalo, NY. Boyd died as a result of a motor vehicle accid.

 

       He married Alice Burgess Moore, married Jul 17,1929 in Parent's home, Aloquin, NY, (daughter of Thomas A Moore) occupation: Teacher.  Alice: Alice grad of Keuka College, teacher in Wyalusing Sch System where she meet Boyd ;Boyd worked for her father on 92acre farm til 1945, when he took over.

 

                             Children:

            178.   i      Thomas Charles Oliver b. Jul 8,1930.

            179.   ii    John Boyd Oliver b. Jul 3,1931.

                      iii   Norman Duane Oliver, b. Sep 30,1935 in Aloquin, Ontario Co, NY, d. Dec 20,1952 in Hopewell Center, Ontario Co, NY, occupation: student.  died in an auto accident on way home after a game, member of the basketball team, yearbook staff, and school band.

79.  Mildred Ann Messersmith, (30.Charles4, 6.John3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 3,1913 in Scranton, Lackawanna Co, PA, occupation: Sec.

 

       She married Karl M Muller, married Nov 4,1939 in Scranton, Lackawanna Co, PA, b. Sep 10, 1909, (son of Fred Muller and May Carey) d. Dec 31,1995, buried in Abington Hills Cem,Clarks Summit, Lackawanna Co, PA, occupation: AC/refrig businessman.

 

                             Children:

            180.   i      Judi Ann Muller b. Aug 30,1943.

            181.   ii    Barbara Ellen Muller b. Feb 5,1945.

80.  Helen B Messersmith, (31.William4, 7.Abram3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 9,1899 in Lopez, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in ?.

 

       She married Charles Newton Jr., married Jul 1,1926, b. Jun 21, 1901 ?, d. Apr 12,1966 in Philadelphia, PA ?.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Shirley B Newton, b. Jun 1930 in Philadelphia, Bucks Co, PA.

                      ii    Charles Newton III, b. Nov 1931 in Philadelphia, Bucks Co, PA, occupation: US Military.  entered Nov 12,1952 ;discharged May 30,1954;served in Korea.

81.  Richard Douglass Messersmith, (31.William4, 7.Abram3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Dec 27,1907 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, d. Aug 18,1986 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA, buried in Elan Mem Park,Lime Ridge,PA.

 

       He married Violet M Berlin, married Jan 30,1932, b. Aug 17,1913 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, d. Mar 17,1997 in Berwick Hosp, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, buried in Elan Mem Park,Lime Ridge,PA, occupation waitress/laborer/OES.  Violet: waitress;laborer for Columbia Packing,Brewick Indust,Data Files Co,Consolidated Cigar Corp; member VFW Ladies Aux &OES.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Eugene A Messersmith, b. Mar 20,1933 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, occupation: US Military.  entered Jan 1,1951;served 2 yrs with 28th Div of PA Nat'l Guard with American Zone occupation: forces in Germany.

            182.   ii    Jane Bartell Messersmith b. Sep 13,1934.

                      iii   Karin Bennae Messersmith, b. Feb 20,1939 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA.

 

                             She married ? Catherman.

 

                      iv   Beatrice Jackelyn Messersmith, b. Oct 21,1948.

 

                             She married ? Klinger.

 

                      v     Raymond Douglas Messersmith, b. Mar 12,1950 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA.

82.  Paul D Messersmith, (31.William4, 7.Abram3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 24,1911 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, d. Nov 26,1973 in checking traps in the fields,Nescopeck,P, buried in Pine Grove Cem, Berwick,Columbia Co, PA.

 

       He married Dorothy 'Dot' Eyer, married Sep 14,1935.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Nancy Lee Messersmith, b. Apr 19,1936 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA.

 

                             She married Donald Martz, married Jan 16, 1955.

 

            183.   ii    Paul Donald Messersmith b. Feb 15,1939.

83.  Daniel Messersmith, (31.William4, 7.Abram3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 10,1915 in Cannon,DE, d. May 1974, occupation: Teacher/US Military Cpl.  Daniel entered service May 3,1943;discharged Dec 11,1945:served with 10th Mountain Div,Camp Hale,CO;was in Battle of Apennines,Italy & Po Valley,Italy.

 

       He married Gertrude Hullett, married Jan 27,1943, b. Jun 30, 1915, d. Jul 1978 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA.

 

                             Children:

            184.   i      Alvin Lan Messersmith b. Nov 27,1943.

                      ii    Vicky (Linza) Ann Messersmith, b. May 23,1947.

 

                             She married Schultz.

84.  Edna Marie Messersmith, (33.Thomas4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Dec 10, 1914 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

 

       She married Frank Walter Morley Jr, married Feb 19,1930 in Bride's Parents home, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, b. May 6, 1911 in Hancock, Delaware Co, NY, (son of Frank Walter Morley and Carlotta Hutbu) d. Aug 24,1974 in Wesley Long Hosp, Greensboro, NC, buried in Gilmore Mem Park, Julian, NC, occupation Tool & dye maker.  Frank: retired from Raymond Corp,Greene, NY; moved to Liberty,NC in May 1976, Frank died soon after.

 

                             Children:

            185.   i      Thomas Edwin Morley b. Aug 29,1930; d. January 15, 2007 [obituary shown below].

            186.   ii    Eva Marie "Susie" Morley b. Aug 15,1934.

            187.   iii   Beverly May Morley b. Mar 15,1939.

            188.   iv   Frank Walter Morley III b. Sep 16, 1940.

Binghamton Press
Binghamton, NY
January 16, 2007

Thomas Edwin (Ed) Morley, age 76 of Church Street Millport, NY passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday January 15, 2007 after a long illness. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Connie Ruth Hogg Morley; son: Matt (Joy Abel) Morley of Chevy Chase, Maryland; daughter: Carole (Dick) Stewart of Breesport, NY; grandchildren: Stephen Stalcup of Rochester, NY; Kristen Stalcup and great grandson Adrian of San Antonio, Texas; Eric (Shenna VanLeuven) Morley of Chicago, Illinois and Andrew Morley of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is also survived by his mother Edna Messersmith Morley of Norwich, NY; sisters: Eva Gibbs of Greene, NY and Beverly (Fred) Boehner of Whitsett, NC; brother: Frank (Noreen) Morley of Robbinsville, NC; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Ed was born August 29, 1930 in Johnson City, NY the son of Frank W. and Edna Messersmith Morley. He served his country during The Korean War with the U.S. Army from 1952-1954, including the Army of Occupation in West Germany. Ed worked in the Endicott-Johnson shoe factory in Johnson City, NY before becoming a pressman at The Binghamton Sun Bulletin in 1960. Ed brought his family to Millport in 1965 when he joined The Elmira Star Gazette and worked as a pressman for 27 years until his retirement in 1992. He was pre-deceased by his father, Frank W. Morley, in 1976. Ed was a skilled hunter, marksman and outdoorsman, who found great fulfillment in observing and hunting the white-tailed deer. The family will receive friends on Thursday January 18, 2007 from 1-3 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Ed's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM with interment to follow in Millport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20036.

85.  Ruth Harriet Messersmith, (34.Harry4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 15,1910 in Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jan 20,1977 in at home,Hallstead,PA, buried in Lawsville Center Rural Cem, Liberty Twp, Susquehanna Co, PA, occupation: Shoe Maker/Homemaker.  member of Lawsville Grange.

 

       She married (1) Ross Elisha Root, married Aug 25, 1930 in Monroe Co,PA, b. Jun 10,1906 in Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY, d. Aug 26, 1991 in Willow Point Nursing Home, buried in Hallstead, Susquehanna Co, PA, occupation Electrician.

 

                             Children:

            189.   i      Robert Lee Root b. May 30,1935.

            190.   ii    Ruedonna Jean Root b. May 4,1936.

            191.   iii   Ronald Ross Root b. May 4,1936.

                      iv   Roger Charles Root, b. Apr 13,1937 in Hallstead, Susquehanna Co, PA.

 

                             He married (1) Sandra L Beckwith, married Aug 15,1959 in Presby Ch, Binghamton, Broome Co, NY, b. Jan 3,1939, (daughter of Homer Beckwith and Lucille Hoadley) d. Oct 2,1997, buried in Lawsville Center Rural Cem, Liberty Twp, Susquehanna Co, PA.

                             He married (2) Joan O'Dell, married Oct 5, 2002, b. Jun 28, 1939 in Hartford , Susquehanna Co, PA, (daughter of Seely Walker and Eva Wilmot).

 

                      v     Roland Root, b. 1941 in Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, d. 1941.

 

       She married (2) James Hood Barbour, married Jun 30,1951, b. Jun 23,1909, d. Mar 12, 1979 in Hialeah Hosp, Hialeah, FL, buried in Lawsville Center Rural Cem, Liberty Twp, Susquehanna Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  James: James obit asks for contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

                             Children:

                      vi   Walter Barbour.

                      vii  James Barbour.

86.  Howard Charles Messersmith, (35.Albert4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 11,1915 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. Jul 29,1968 in Arnot-Ogden Hosp, Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, buried in Woodlawn Nat'l Cem, Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, occupation: farmer, military US Military- USN SIC.  Howard died in a tractor accident on a farm where he was employed; former employee of American LaFrance in Elmira;  entered service Aug 9,1943;boot camp at Samson,NY;sailed overseas to Casa Blanca,on maneuvers to Port Leota,Algiers;returned to the states Apr 1944;stationed at NY,Boston,Philadelphia, & Norfolk,VA : S1C ; obit calls him Howard E.

 

       He married Gladys Virginia Huffman, married Oct 28,1938, b. May 19,1921 in Moxie,Bradford Co,PA, (daughter of Herrod Huffman and Charlotte) d. Oct 14,1972 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Woodlawn Nat'l Cem, Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, military USArmy CPL.  Gladys: US Army CPL.

 

                             Children:

            192.   i      Sandra Marie Messersmith b. Oct 15,1942.

            193.   ii    Glenda Lee Messersmith b. Dec 12,1943.

            194.   iii   Cherrie Lou Messersmith b. Jan 15,1954.

            195.   iv   Donna Rose Messersmith b. Dec 21,1957.

87.  Donald 'Duke' Albert Messersmith, (35.Albert4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 9,1918 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. Apr 17, 1989 at home, Alpine, Schuyler Co, PA, cremated, occupation: fireman.

 

       He married Helen Cook, married Jan 26,1939, b. May 12, 1918, (daughter of Mark Cook and Delia W Cook) d. May 15, 1991 in PA.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Donald Albert Messersmith II, b. May 11, 1964 in Montour Hosp, Montour ,NY, d. 1989?.

88.  Morris Jefferson Messersmith, (35.Albert4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 5, 1921 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. Oct 28, 2001 in Bradford Co Manor,Burlington,Bradford Co,PA, buried in New Era Cem, Bradford Co, PA, military US Military/M/Sgt.  Morris entered Nov 21,1942;served overseas 2.5 yrs;stationed in Oran,N Africa, Oujda,France,Morocco,Tunis,Algiers;Sicily , N Africa,Marseilles,Fr;  In the invasion attached to the 82nd Airborne Battle of the Bulge;Argonne the Rhine; was wounded in Korea;served as Quartermaster Corps Service 3 yrs at Camp Sharon,PA,and Camp Patrick Henry. Morris retired after 27 yrs in the Army as a M/Sgt. He earned the Korean Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, 3 Bronze Campaign Stars, European North African Medal, Eastern Service Medal, 2 Bronze Stars, The Purple Heart, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge Second Award, and The Good Conduct Medal. He served as Commander of VFW Post 1568 for 3 yrs.

                                                                       

       He married (1) Margaret I Muirhead, married Apr 18, 1953 in Lebanon, Lebanon Co, PA, b. in Bellefonte,PA, (daughter of Edward Muirhead and Justina Cargar) d. Aug 1968, occupation waitress.

 

                             Children:

            196.   i      Gloria May Messersmith b. Nov 18, 1945.

 

       He married (2) Ruth C Gilbert, married Sep 13,1968 in Newark, Essex Co, NJ, b. Sep 9,1931.

 

                             Children:

                      ii    Daniel Gilbert.

                      iii   Donald Gilbert.

89.  Betty Charlotte Messersmith, (35.Albert4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 9,1922 in Wyalusing, Bradford; died Sept. 2, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY;  Co, PA, occupation: Thatchers Glass Corp.

 

       She married (1) Francis A Schrann, married Nov 4,1939, b. Mar 29,1921 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (son of Harry Schrann and Mary Wandell) d. Nov 23,1999 in Central Suffolk Hosp,Riverhead, LI,NY, buried in Holy Sepulchre Cem,Coram,LI,NY, occupation: US Mil/ USDA.  Francis: entered Aug 2,1944; discharged Nov 30,1946: basic train at Fort McClellan,AL; served in European theater in Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes; Hearts Mt in Central Germany; served in the Infantry for 1.5 yrs Retired from USDept of Agriculture after 33 yrs.

Star Gazette
Elmira, New York
September 4, 2006

Betty C. Sullivan, age 84, of Carriage Estates, Elmira, NY. She was born April 9, 1922 in Wyalusing, PA, daughter of the late Albert and Lillian (Abrams) Messersmith, and passed away Saturday, September 2, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her son, Francis Schrann of Sayre, PA; daughters, Marcene Sullivan of Elmira, and Mary Lee Rutty of Horseheads; along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty retired from Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co. with over 30 years of service. She was a former member of the Elmira Moose Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, September 5th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, September 6th, at 11 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

 

                             Children:

            197.   i      Francis Eugene Schrann b. Apr 14,1941.

            198.   ii    Marcene Carol Schrann b. Feb 5, 1943.

            199.   iii   Mary Lee Schrann b. Jan 8, 1945.

 

       She married (2) Leon Corner, married Jun 28,1958 in Oakwood Meth Ch, Elmira Hgts, NY, occupation: Thather Glass Corp.

 

      

       She married (3) Robert Sullivan, b. Dec 13,1931, d. Sep 13,1997 in at home,Lowman,NY, buried in Forestlawn Cem, Lowman, NY, occupation meat cutter.

 

90.  Carl Relm 'Skip' Messersmith, (35.Albert4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 2,1924 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. Feb 16,1972 in Arnot-Ogden Hosp, Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, buried in Cayuta Cem, Schuyler Co, NY, military US Army WWII.  entered Jan 15,1943;served in Sicily Campaign and was wounded in the Invasion of France,Jun 12,194?;served overseas for 3 yrs and in the Infantry 2.5 yrs;stationed at Camp Tocca,GA.

 

       He married Ruby E Terry, b. 1928.

 

                             Children:

            200.   i      Terry Lee Messersmith b. Jan 28,1947.

                      ii    Kathy Ellen Messersmith, b. Mar 2,1948.

 

                             She married (1) Bruce Arnold, married Nov 6,1966.

                             She married (2) George Eaves.

 

            201.   iii   Peggy Lynn Messersmith b. Jun 19,1949.

                      iv   Bonnie Sue Messersmith, b. Jul 13,1953.

                      v     Robert Roy Messersmith, b. Mar 1,1955.

91.  Boyd Samuel Messersmith, (36.Arthur4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 11,1916 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. Jul 23,1993 in Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA, buried in Riverhurst Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY.

 

       He married (1) Gladys Decker, married Dec 24,1936 in Scranton, Lackawanna Co, PA, (daughter of Charles Decker) d. Jan 31,1961 in Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in ?.

 

                             Children:

            202.   i      Linda May Messersmith b. Jul 26,1945.

 

       He married (2) Anna Egan, married Sep 30,1961.

 

                             Children:

            203.   ii    Dennis Michael Messersmith b. Jan 7,1961.

92.  Lloyd Jefferson Messersmith, (36.Arthur4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 11,1916 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, occupation: US Military/Pfc.  entered Mar 3,1943;discharged Nov 20,1945;served with Military Police in China,Burma,India,and Africa.

 

       He married Doris Rozell, married Feb 1,1937 in Clarence Rozell home,Brooklyn,PA, b. Aug 13, 1912 in Brooklyn, Susquehanna Co, PA, (daughter of Clarence Rozell and Grace Wilmarth).

 

                             Children:

                      i      David Arthur Messersmith, b. Jan 22,1947, occupation: International Manager TOYS-R-US.

 

                             He married (1) Laura Rainey Hasick.

                             He married (2) Carol Beatty, married Nov 22,1973 in Nimmonsburg Meth Ch,Nimmonsburg,NY.

 

            204.   ii    Gary Alan Messersmith b. Mar 25,1956.

93.  Ivan Carlton Messersmith, (36.Arthur4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 28,1919 in Waverly,Tioga Co, NY, d. Jul 6,1982 in home in Wyalusing, Bradford Co,PA, buried in Riverhurst Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: IBM/Sch maint, military Air National Guard & Army Reserves.  Ivan worked for 35 yrs for IBM of Endicott,NY: was in the Air Nat'l Guard of Syracuse,NY & Army Reserve & Nat'l Guard of Binghamton,NY for 31 yrs. also worked part-time for Wyalusing Sch Dist in maintenance. He was a member of the Maine American Legion Post 1390, and a member of the Primitive Meth Ch, JC, NY.

 

       He married (1) Priscilla Jones, married Aug 23,1940 in First Presb Church, Johnson City, NY, b. Nov 4, 1920, (daughter of Emrys Jones) d. Mar 13,1996 in Broome Co, NY, buried in ?. He married (2) Katherine Schramm.

 

                             Children:

            205.   i      Janet May Messersmith b. Jul 21,1941.

            206.   ii    Jerri Ann Messersmith b. May 31,1945.

            207.   iii   Douglas Ivan Messersmith b. Jan 31,1953.

                      iv   Cathie June Messersmith, b. Sep 17,1954.

                      v     Patricia Schramm Rood.

                      vi   Dana Schramm Kipp.

                      vii  Mary Schramm Ziegler.

                      viii Elizabeth Schramm.

                      ix    John Philip Schramm.

                      x     J David Schramm.

                      xi    Thomas J Schramm [see obituary below].

                      xii  John Scott Schramm.

 

Binghamton Press
Binghamton, NY
July 4, 2006

Thomas J. (T.J.) Schramm of Vestal died unexpectedly Sunday, July 2, 2006. Survived by his wife, Rebecca Schramm, Vestal; one daughter, Stephanie Schramm, Vestal; one son, Anthony (A.J.) Schramm, Vestal; his mother, Katherine (Schramm) Messersmith, Endicott; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Patricia Schramm, Dana Kipp, Mary and Bill Ziegler, and Elizabeth and John Konecny; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, John Phillip and Carol Schramm, John David Schramm, and Jon Scott and Jill Schramm; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was a teacher for the Vestal and Union-Endicott school districts. T.J. was an avid fisherman and N.Y. Yankee fan. His life was his family and friends.
A Prayer Service will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Vestal. The family will receive friends at church from 10:30 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m. Expressions of sympathy in T.J.'s memory may be made to the Citizens Bank, c/o Vestal Athletic Office, 205 Woodlawn Drive, Vestal, N.Y. 13850.

 

94.  Elsie Irene Messersmith, (36.Arthur4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 15,1926 in Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, d. Feb 11,1985, buried in Vestal Hills Mem Park, Vestal, Broome Co, NY.

 

       She married (1) Arvine Davis Ransom, married May 27, 1950 in NY, b. Sep 24, 1914 in Chenango, Broome Co, NY, (son of Arthur Winston Ransom and Ipha Emma Davis) d. Sep 28,1971 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in Vestal Hills Mem Park, Vestal, Broome Co, NY.

 

                             Children:

            208.   i      Bruce Davis Ransom b. Apr 15,1951.

            209.   ii    Brenda Dawn Ransom b. Mar 24,1953.

 

       She married (2) James Wilson, married Nov 30,1974 in Roanoke, Roanoke Co, VA.

 

95.  Mary Ola Messersmith, (36.Arthur4, 8.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 26,1928 in Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, d. Sep 20,1988, buried in ?.

 

       She married (1) Bruce O Warner, married Mar 6,1948.

 

                             Children:

            210.   i      Kay Diane Warner b. Sep 12,1949.

            211.   ii    Jane Alberta Warner b. Dec 12,1950.

            212.   iii   Lou Ann Warner b. May 22,1954.

 

       She married (2) Ronald Chubinsky, married Jul 30,1966.

 

96.  Glenwood Emmanuel Hieber, (37.Alice4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 16,1916 in E Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, d. Jan 29,2001 in Strong Mem Hosp, Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, buried Jan 31,2001 in Oakwood Cem, Penfield, Monroe Co, NY, occupation: NYS DoH, military US Military/Capt.  Glenwood  entered service Feb 16,1942;discharged May 3,1946;basic training at Keesler Field,MS;attended Radio sch at Scott Field,IL;gunnery sch at Harlingen,TX;was an Instructor at Ft Myers,FL;grad from Advanced Navigation sch Selman Field,LA;served in England,France,Belgium,Germany,Luxemburg,and Holland;was in 9320 Air Reserve Squad. Glenwood worked for NYS DoHealth as the Emergency Medical Care Representative in the Rochester health region. He died at Strong Mem Hosp 2 mon. after emergency colon op. on Nov 29, had somewhat recovered from surg. and would have gone to Rehab Hosp. but very unexpectedly his kidneys gave out and he passed away on Jan 29th.

 

       He married Hedwig Josephine Wenzel, married Oct 30,1942 in Ft Myers,FL.

 

                             Children:

                      i      Martha Louise Hieber, b. Aug 23,1945, occupation: Head Librarian.  Martha was appointed Children's Librarian in E Rochester Public Lib: master's in library science at St Univ in Geneseo.

            213.   ii    Richard Carl Hieber b. Mar 19,1947.

97.  Weldon 'Doc' Earl Learn, (38.Alverna4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 5,1911 in Spring Hill,Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Apr 3,1994 in Genesee  Hosp, Monroe Co, NY, buried in White Haven Cem, Pittsford, Monroe Co,NY, occupation: Eastman Kodak/Carpenter/farmer.  Doc was head herdsman 1954-59 for Edward Mulligan in Avon, Livingston Co, NY.

 

       He married Elizabeth 'Betty' Elaine Faulds, married Jan 18,1946 in Geneseo, Livingston Co, NY, b. Sep 10,1917 in Geneseo, Livingston Co, NY, (daughter of John Faulds and Mary Ann Gillian) d. Dec 1,1962 in at home,E Rochester,NY, buried in White Haven Cem, Pittsford, Monroe Co,NY.

 

                             Children:

            214.   i      Mary Lou Faulds Learn b. May 3, 1940.

            215.   ii    Lucinda 'Cindy' Lee Learn b. Nov 24,1945.

                      iii   Twin Boy Learn, b. Oct 18,1946 in E Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, d. Oct 18,1946 in E Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, buried in White Haven Cem, Pittsford, Monroe Co,NY.

                      iv   Twin Boy Learn, b. Oct 18,1946 in E Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, d. Oct 18,1946 in E Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, buried in White Haven Cem, Pittsford, Monroe Co,NY.

            216.   v     John 'Jack' Weldon Learn b. May 21,1948.

            217.   vi   Judy Ann Learn b. Oct 14,1950.

98.  Gerald 'Jerry' Hayward Learn, Sr., (38.Alverna4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. 19 Mar 1912 in Spring Hill,Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. 26 Jul 1978 in Kentucky General Hosp, Louisville, KY, buried 29 Jul 1978 in Evergreen mausoleum, Louisville, KY, occupation: Nurse/training officer Louisville & Jefferson Co, KY Bd of Health, military 1942-1962 USArmy WWII, rank of Maj; Army Reserves Officers Assoc.  Jerry was the first registered male nurse to take a position of the graduating staff of Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre ,PA, in 1939. Gerald's DEATH: Certificate 19611, Volume 040, Deathvol 78 MILITARY: Entered US Army Apr.6, 1942. Graduated at Camp Barkley TX. Served in Medical Corps in a hospital in England. Discharged Feb. 1946. Back to active duty Sept. 23, 1946. Stationed in a hospital in Texas, Louisville KY. Stationed in hospital in Tokyo Japan 4 yrs. Officer in Camp Pickett VA and Ft Knox KY. Retired at rank of Major in 1962.

 

       He married Rosann Stiglitz, married 8 Mar 1948 in Christ the King Church, Louisville, KY, b. 18 Jul 1918 in Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY, (daughter of Daniel Stiglitz and Elizabeth Mallon) d. Dec 11,1998 in Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY, buried in ?.  Rosann:.

 

                             Children:

            218.   i      Gerald 'Jerry' Hayward Learn, Jr. b. 21 Dec 1948.

            219.   ii    James ' Brad' Bradshaw Learn b. 16 Sep 1952.

                      iii   William 'Bill' Edward Learn, b. 5 Sep 1953 in Camp Pickett VA, occupation: Director Red Cross.

99.  Nathan Arden Learn, (38.Alverna4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 28,1917 in Spring Hill,Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Jan 26,1992 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA, military US Navy, occupation: woodworker/ carpenter.  Arden was in the Navy Seabee in WWII, worked for Bendix,Ingersoll-Rand, and PenDot, Justice of the Peace in Stevens Twp, school director,school bus driver, carpenter, woodworker. He was a member of PARSE;Susquehanna AARP and American Legion No 534 of Wyalusing and a life member of DAV Chapter Crash Memorial no 37. He attended  basic camp at Camp Parks,CA & Port Hueneme;served as storekeeper on Ulithi  & Saipan drafted in Oct,1943-disch Feb,1946 from Bainbridge Naval St,MD He and Mary ran Learn's Gas Station in Stevensville in the 1950's.

 

       He married Mary Dziuba, married Jan 25, 1942 in Charleston,W.VA, b. Sep 4,1922 in Clapper Hill,Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Peter Dziuba and Kathryn Rebisy) d. Nov 14,1998 in at home, Stevensville,PA, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA, occupation Bendix.  Mary: assembler & group leader at Bendix Aviation in S Montrose,PA for 32 yr She & Arden ran Learn's Gas Station in Stevensville in the 1950's super tatter and taught classes, artist & woodcrafter; was a driver for local neighbors, & visitor for Agency on Aging in Bradford Co. died of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).

 

                             Children:

            220.   i      Patricia Geraldine Learn b. Mar 19,1944.

            221.   ii    Linda Frances Learn b. Mar 15,1947.

100.  Norman Roy Learn, (38.Alverna4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jan 17,1920 in Spring Hill,Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Nov 10, 2002 in Manassas, VA, buried Dec 9, 2002 in Arlington Nat'l Cem, Arlington, VA, military WW II/Korean War- US Army/Sgt, occupation: Tinsmith for Pratt-Whitney.  Norman entered Dec1,1941;discharged Aug 22,1947;served as Airplane Mech and Instructor in England;returned to states in 1946;General Office Duty;re-enlisted and served in Pusan,Korea 18 mon;discharged in Harrisburg,PA  with a rank of Sgt.; worked for Pratt-Whitney,CT.

                                                                       

         He married Mary Kathleen 'Kitty' Barkel Beyers, married Jun 17,1944 in London,England.  Mary: Kit was adopted as an infant by her aunt. She was previously married but did not have children.

                             Children:

            222.   i      Howard John Learn b. Mar 28,1945.

            223.   ii    Hayward Gerald Learn b. Mar 28,1945.

101.  William Harold Learn, (38.Alverna4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 2,1924 in Spring Hill,Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: farmer,bus driver.  Raised miniature horses.

         He married Mary Aileen Fiske, married June 9, 1945 in UMeth Parsonage, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, b. Nov 11, 1927, (daughter of Clyde Fiske and Alice Lyke) occupation: farm wife.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
December 8, 2003

Mr. William H. Learn, age 79, of RR 3, Box 3222, Laceyville (Spring Hill) passed away at his home on Saturday morning, Dec. 6, 2003. He was born on Spring Hill on Oct. 2, 1924. He was one of five sons born to Harry and Verna Messersmith Learn.

Mr. Learn was a graduate of the Camptown High School, Class of 1943. After high school, he became a dairy farmer, living and working on the same family farm his entire life. In 1995, Bill retired from dairy farming and then began raising miniature horses, a hobby he and his wife very much enjoyed. During the time in which he was farming, he drove school bus No. 18 for the Wyalusing Area Schools for 34 years.

Bill was a member of the Spring Hill Methodist Church and was also a member of the Wyalusing Grange No. 1965 for 53 years.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Aileen Fiske Learn; his three daughters, Vivian "Vicki" Vannan of Spring Hill, Mrs. Paul (Marion) Jenkins of Wyalusing and Mrs. Richard (Lucy) Forth of Sugar Run; seven grandchildren, Jeannette Vannan of Boston, Thomas Robinson of San Diego, Calif., Amy Robinson of Raleigh, N.C., Timothy Jenkins of Spring Hill, Trevor Jenkins of Dartmouth, N.H., Burke Jenkins of Binghamton, N.Y., and Megan Jenkins of Spring Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, Gerald Learn, Weldon Learn, Arden Learn and Norman Learn.

At Mr. Learn's request, memorial services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, in Laceyville. The family will be furnishing their own flowers but request that any memorial donations be sent to the Laceyville Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 274, Laceyville, Pa. 18623, or to the Spring Hill Methodist Church, in care of Mr. Gene Sharer, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville.

                             Children:

            224.   i      Vivian Lee Learn b. Jul 20,1946.

            225.   ii    Marion Kaye Learn b. Jul 30,1948.

            226.   iii   Lucile Louise Learn b. Jul 25,1949.

102.  Charles Newton Learn, (39.Pearl4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 5,1923 in Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer/ Laborer.

         He married (1) Euleta Mabel Magee, married Aug 25,1947, b. Apr 14,1918 in Edinger Hill, Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Lafayette Magee and Mae Wooten) d. Feb 6,1992 in Laporte UM Home, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
October 12, 2004

Charles N. Learn, 81, of Laceyville (Skinners Eddy), PA passed away at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. Pennsylvania, Sunday evening October 10, 2004.

He was born in Sayre on March 5, 1923, son of the late Albert and Pearl Messersmith Learn.

Mr. Learn was preceded in death by his first wife Euleta Mabel MaGee who died February 06, 1992. They were married for over 44 years. Charles was a graduate of the Laceyville High School class of 1941. He was a fourth generation dairy farmer of his family owned and farm operated farm on Edinger Hill. They sold their dairy herd in 1988. For the last 14 years, Charles was employed as a security guard for the Taylor Excell plant in Wyalusing, PA.

Mr. Learn was a life long member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, and also attended the Auburn Baptist Church in West Auburn, PA. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and flower gardening, and also enjoyed the time spent with his extended family and friends.

Surviving are his second wife the former Lucile Sheldon Carlin Learn, whom he married November 1. 1992, his son and his wife Eugene and Rev. Helen M. Learn of Edinger Hill, his daughter Roberta Mae Learn Gillespie of Wyalusing; a step daughter Connie and John Vanderlink of Hudsonville, Michigan: four stepsons David Carlin of South Auburn, Don Carlin of Philadelphia, and Paul and Sue Carlin and Gerald and Tina Marie Carlin, all of South Auburn, PA; a sister In law Helen Learn of Tunkhannock and three grandchildren Natalie Learn of Forty Fort, PA, Nathan and Angela Learn of Tunkhannock and Devin Learn of State College, PA: also nine step grandchildren: two step great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his first wife and his parents he was preceded in death by a son Clifton Learn in 1960 and a daughter Elizabeth Learn in 1951: and a brother James Learn in 1995.

Funeral services will be held Saturday October 16, at 10 a.m. at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville on Friday October 15, from 6 to 9 and on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations to the Braintrim Baptist Church, Church Street, Laceyville, PA 19623, the Auburn Baptist Church, RR#1 Laceyville, PA 18623: or to the W.P.E.I. Radio, P.O. Box 248 Montrose, PA 18801

The Citizens Voice
Wilkes-Barre, PA
October 12, 2004

Charles N. Learn, 81, of Laceyville, passed away Sunday (October 10, 2004) evening in Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. Pennsylvania.

He was born in Sayre on March 5, 1923, son of the late Albert and Pearl Messersmith Learn. He was preceded in death by a son, Clifton; daughter, Elizabeth; brother, James. Surviving are his second wife, the former Lucille Sheldon Carlin Learn; son, Eugene Learn, Edinger Hill; daughter, Roberta May Learn Gillespie, Wyalusing; five stepchildren; one sister-in-law; three grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 from Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville. Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends may call Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 to time of service, at Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville.

Editor's Note: His first wife, Euleta Mabel MaGee, died February 06, 1992 and is also buried in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, PA. Their son Clifton is also buried there, but their daughter Elizabeth is buried on Spring Hill, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA not far from where the family resided.

                             Children:

                      i      Clifton Charles Learn, b. Jan 22,1949 in Tyler Hosp, Meshoppen, Wyoming Co, PA, d. Feb 20,1960 in State Hosp,Selingsgrove,Snyder Co,PA, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA.  Died of Epilepsy. His grandmother, Pearl Messersmith Learn, helped take care of him, while Charles ran the farm with his brother and father.

                      ii    Elizabeth Ann Learn, b. Jul 19,1950 in Tyler Hosp, Meshoppen, Wyoming Co, PA, d. Feb 15,1951 in Tyler Hosp, Meshoppen, Wyoming Co, PA, buried in Ackley Cem, Spring Hill, Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

            227.   iii   Eugene Glenn Learn b. Aug 9,1951.

                      iv   Infant daughter Learn, b. Apr 26,1953.

                      v     Roberta May Learn, b. Feb 25,1956 in Tyler Hosp, Meshoppen, Wyoming Co, PA.

 

                             She married Timothy G Gillispie, married May 18, 1996.

        

         He married (2) Lucille N Carlin, married Nov 1, 1992 in Auburn Baptist Ch, West Auburn, Susquehanna Co, PA, b. Feb 21, 1930 in Susquehanna, Susquehanna Co, PA, (daughter of Levi Sheldon and Edna Crane) occupation: Nurse.

103.  James Bradley Learn, (39.Pearl4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 23,1928 in Edinger Hill, Tuscarora Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. May 9,1995 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co, PA, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA.

         He married Helen Louise Brown, married Aug 26,1951 in Braintrim Baptist Church,Laceyville,PA, b. Jul 23, 1930.

                             Children:

                      i      Randy Joe Learn, b. Apr 18,1956, occupation: Florist.

            228.   ii    David James Learn b. Apr 11,1957.

            229.   iii   Mark Douglas Learn b. May 7, 1958.

                      iv   Frances May Learn, b. Dec 10,1959 in Tyler Hosp, Meshoppen, Wyoming Co, PA, d. May 4,1985 in Temple Univ Hosp, Philadelphia, PA, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA.

 

                             She married Lindsey Frank Sawicki, married Oct 13,1978, (son of Frank P. Sawicki and Helen).

 

                      v     Daniel John Learn, b. Mar 7,1961 in Tyler Hosp, Meshoppen, Wyoming Co, PA, occupation: Taylor Meat Packing.

 

                             He married Ginger Mosier, married Oct 4,1980 in First Baptist Ch, Towanda, PA, (daughter of Lawrence Mosier and Jean Walker).

 

                      vi   Jennifer Dawn Learn, b. Oct 17,1967 in Tyler Hosp, Meshoppen, Wyoming Co, PA, d. Apr 30,1990 in Temple Univ Hosp, Philadelphia, PA, buried in Lacey St Cem, Laceyville, Wyoming Co, PA.

104.  Melissa Geraldine Webster, (40.Allena4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Dec 26,1918 in Binghamton, Broome Co, NY; d. June 29, 2013 at UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY.

         She married William N M I Herman Jr, married Jan 10,1945 in St James Ch, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, b. Jan 9,1919, (son of William N M I Herman and Unk ____) military US Military/S'Sgt.  William: entered Mar 23,1942;discharged Nov 9,1945;served in the 4th Infantry Div in Europe for 6 mon;received the Bronze Star Medal. He died in December 2012.

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Binghamton, NY
July 6, 2013

Geraldine Herman
Geraldine "Gerry" Herman, 94, died June 29, 2013, at UHS Wilson Hospital, following a lengthy and courageous battle with COPD. Gerry was the daughter of Alena (Messersmith) and Seth Webster. Her husband of almost 68 years, William, died last December. She is survived by her children: Joanne (Thomas) Schwarz, Kathleen (Robert) Littlefield, and William (Theresa) Herman, as well as six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a sister, Ruby (Robert) Fiene, and her feline sidekick, Patsy. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Mabel Bullock and Thelma Standard. Gerry had a kind, gentle nature and was a treasured sounding board for her family. She always put the needs of others before her own. Even during the final months of her debilitating illness, when Gerry's breathing was no longer something that she or anyone else took for granted, she maintained a sunny disposition and never complained, always ready with her quick, dimpled smile. She continually put the needs and welfare of her caregivers before her own. Blessed with a will of iron, she was a stoic who never admitted defeat. Gerry was always busy, sewing clothes and costumes for her children in their youth, and caning chairs and refinishing old furniture for family and friends alike upon her retirement. She was a voracious reader who greatly preferred reading books to virtually any other activity, though she did enjoy watching the Yankees and followed Notre Dame football closely. She will be remembered fondly by all those whose lives she touched and will be sorely missed by all. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Geraldine's memory to Your Home Public Library, 107 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 (attn. Maryse Quinn).

                             Children:

                      i      Jane Suzanne Herman, b. Mar 13,1946, d. Apr 13,1946.

            230.   ii    Joanne Marie Herman b. Oct 12,1947.

            231.   iii   Kathleen Ellen Herman b. Dec 27,1949.

            232.   iv   William Thomas Herman b. Feb 11,1953.

105.  Thelma Pearl Webster, (40.Allena4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 21,1921 in North Rome,Bradford Co,PA, military US Military/Pfc.  entered Nov 1,1943;discharged Feb 1,1945;basic training at Fort Oglethrope,GA;served as Shop Clerk in Ordinance Dep at Camp Shanks,NY.

         She married Wayne Donald Standard, married Jan 30,1945 in City Chapel,New York City,NY, (son of Jess Standard and Nan) d. Sep 17,1974 in Upstate Med Center,Syracuse,NY, buried in Vestal Hills Mem Park, Vestal, Broome Co, NY, occupation: US Military/Sgt.  Wayne: entered Dec 1,1942;discharged Feb 1,1946;basic at El Paso,TX;transferred to Camp Shanks,NY,served in Military Police;transferred to Camp Anza,CA,served in Quartermaster Corps.

                             Children:

            233.   i      Nancy Geraldine Standard b. Apr 30,1945.

            234.   ii    Donna Lynn Standard b. Aug 8,1947.

            235.   iii   Trudy Ellen Standard b. Mar 28,1949.

                      iv   Stephen Wayne Standard, b. Jan 31,1951.

            236.   v     Thomas Lee Standard b. Nov 17,1952.

106.  Ruby Allena Meade, (40.Allena4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 25,1935.

         She married (1) Robert Fiene, married Jul 25,1969.

                             Children:

                      i      Christopher Garrett Fiene, b. Nov 26,1970.

                      ii    Carrie Jo Fiene, b. Aug 2,1974.

         She married (2) Carl Silvernail, married Dec 27,1951.

107.  Catherine Marcella Messersmith, (41.George4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 12,1922 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

         She married Sterling Mallory Young, married Dec 30,1944 in UMeth Ch, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, b. Apr 14,1923 in Powell, Bradford Co,PA, (son of Till Barton Young and Jessie Green) d. Oct 15,1989 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: GTE/Fireman, military US Marines.  Sterling: Sterling was employed by GTE-Sylvania for 43 yrs. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Ch and a member of the Naiad-Linta Fire Co. He served as the chairman of the Bradford Co Fire Prevention Comm and was chairman of the PA State Fireman's Assoc Fire Prevention Comm. He served many yrs as the engine operator instructor and driver trainer for the Naiad-Linta Fire Co.He was a member of the Towanda Boro Council; the Union Masonic Lodge 108 F&M; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Towanda, Williamsport Consistory; and Towanda American Legion. Sterling & Catherine traveled about in their lifetime together to some far places:South Amer for their 25th anniv; sites include Panama, Equador,Peru,Chile,Argentina,Paraguay, & Brazil.

                             Children:

            237.   i      Sterling Gerald Young b. Sep 13,1946.

            238.   ii    Merle Robert Young b. May 8,1948.

108.  Martha Elizabeth Messersmith, (41.George4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 15,1927 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

         She married Olin Elmer Cook, married Jan 25,1947, b. Oct 23,1926 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co, PA, (son of Mark Cook and Delia Derby) occupation: Penelec Elec.  Olin: Meter Superv for Penelec Elec ,Mansfield,PA.

                             Children:

            239.   i      Olin Leo Cook b. Aug 1,1947.

            240.   ii    Robert Alan Cook b. Jun 20,1956.

109.  Alice Alberta Messersmith, (41.George4, 9.George3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 15,1931 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

         She married Kenneth Eugene Shaffer, married Nov 28,1947, b. Nov 28,1924, d. Nov 24,1994, buried in St Paul's Ch of Christ Cem, Overton, Bradford Co, PA, military PFC US Army WWII.

                             Children:

            241.   i      Larry Eugene Shaffer b. Nov 16,1948.

            242.   ii    Robert Joseph Shaffer b. Dec 28,1950.

            243.   iii   William Harold Shaffer b. Jul 13,1955.

            244.   iv   Susan Elaine Shaffer b. Oct 20,1957.

                      v     Jeffery Albert Shaffer, b. Jul 21,1962 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA.

110.  Lynn Albert Messersmith, (42.Harry4, 10.Adam3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 10,1923 in Pine Grove,Schuylkill Co,PA, d. Jan 14, 1996, military US Military/Qtrmstr.  entered Jan 6,1942;discharged Apr 25,1946;basic at Fort Niagara to Camp Blanding,FL;on manuevers in Camp Cleveland,LA;Camp Shanks,NY;served overseas Wales,England,LaHavre,Fr,and Germany.

         He married June Carolyn Drum, married Jun 25,1949, b. Jan 5, 1925, d. Dec 11, 1995.

                             Children:

            245.   i      Victoria Lynn Messersmith b. Aug 7, 1954.

111.  Jennie Martha Adams, (43.Ida4, 10.Adam3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 15,1908 in Edgewood?, Greene Co, NY.

         She married Porter H Amidon Jr, married May 17, 1929, (son of Porter H Amidon and Unk ________).

                             Children:

                      i      Carlton Porter Amidon, b. Dec 12, 1929 in LaFayette, Onondaga Co, NY.

                      ii    Arnold Maurice Amidon, b. Oct 13, 1934 in LaFayette, Onondaga Co, NY.

                      iii   Lloyd I Amidon, b. May 11, 1940.

112.  Olive Elola Adams, (43.Ida4, 10.Adam3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 29,1916 in Bernhards Bay,Oswego Co,NY, d. Nov 19,1973, buried in ?.

         She married Reader Walter May, married Jul 9,1937.

                             Children:

                      i      Richard D May, b. Sept 25, 1937.

                      ii    Robert L May, b. Dec 7, 1938.

                      iii   Janice I May, b. Dec 31, 1939.

113.  Virginia Irene Messersmith, (44.Irvine4, 10.Adam3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 20,1918 in LaFayette, Onondaga Co, NY.

         She married Elmer Case, married Mar 20,1940.

                             Children:

            246.   i      Sara Lee Case b. Jan 12,1940.

            247.   ii    Jalayne Ardis Case b. Oct 31, 1941.

                      iii   Carol Ellen Case, b. Oct 23, 1942.

                      iv   Wesley Elmer Case, b. Feb 17, 1943.

                      v     Mildred Louise Case, b. Jan 24, 1944.

                      vi   Suzanne Ellen Case, b. Oct 8, 1946.

                      vii  Kim Marie Case, b. Apr 16,1956.

 

                             She married James Michael Osborne, married Feb 16,1974 in Holy Family Chapel,Fairmount,NY.

114.  Ardis Isabell Messersmith, (44.Irvine4, 10.Adam3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 12,1919 in LaFayette, Onondaga Co, NY.

         She married Ward Dowding, married Dec 18,1937.

                             Children:

            248.   i      Douglas Henry Dowding b. Feb 7, 1942.

            249.   ii    Arthur Ward Dowding b. Feb 28, 1947.

115.  Helen Elizabeth Kuhnle, (45.Blanche4, 11.Henry'3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 29,1925 in Dushore Boro, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Secretary.  attended Elmira Business Inst Secretarial Prog:worked as a sec. at Ansco in Binghamton,NY;sec. for the Superintend. of Sullivan Co Sch.:stenographer at Penn-Dot off. in Laporte & as payroll clerk for Sullivan Co. schools.

         She married Fred Lewis Fiester, married Jul 23, 1948, b. Mar 19,1928 in Laporte Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of Leo Harrison Fiester and Jennie Grace Gardner) occupation: Claverack REC Mang.  Fred: grad of Penn State, was an instructor for a Veterans training prog. in Sullivan Co & parts of Bradford & LycomingCo.s:worked for Claverack Elect as Manager, Member Services & Public Relations;retired in 1990.

                             Children:

                      i      Susan Jean Fiester, b. Mar 7,1949 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Psych.  Susan grad of Smith College & Yale Univ. as a board certified Psychiatrist. She has been Med. Director of two psych. hosp.and has a private pract. in Bethesda,MD. She also works on some forensic cases.

                      ii    Leo Frederick Fiester, b. Apr 24,1956 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: P&G.  grad form Pa. Col.of Tech. with Assoc. Degree in Auto Mech.; presently employed at P&G.

 

                             He married Mary Ann Shoemaker Sullivan, married Jun 13,1998 in Zion Lutheran Ch Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Feb 4,1960 in Eagles Mere,Shrewsbury Twp,PA, (daughter of Frank Lee Shoemaker and Edna Mae Fenstermacher).

116.  Kathryn Mildred Kuhnle, (45.Blanche4, 11.Henry'3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 26,1927 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: homemaker.  worked in Artistic Card Factory,Elmira,NY; Endicott- Johnson Baby Shoe,Owego,NY; returned to work on the farm, delivered milk door-to-door in Dushore for Cain's Dairy for a yr. Became a Stanley Home Products dealer.

         She married Lloyd S Huffman, married Apr 3, 1948 in St John's Luth Ch, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, b. Mar 24,1929 in Wyalusing Boro, Bradford Co, PA, (son of Fredrick Huffman and Georgia Meeks) occupation: Trucking.  Lloyd: worked for Welles Mill Feed, Wyalusing; was a third partner with his brothers Levi & Norman in Huffman Bro. truck business, hauling milk,coal delivery, and excavating. Retireed from GTE Sylvania, Towanda after 26 yrs in 1991.

                             Children:

            250.   i      Nanette Louise Huffman b. Oct 22,1950.

            251.   ii    William 'Bill' Fredrick Huffman b. Sep 28, 1953.

            252.   iii   Adele 'Kay' Huffman b. Nov 16,1956.

                      iv   Janet Lee Huffman, b. Aug 15, 1958 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Phys.Therapist.  grad of Lock Haven U with BS in Physical Ed; taught 3 yrs then back to Daemon Col,Amherst,NY as a physical therapist. Worked in PA,FLA, now in Buffalo,NY area. Took Huffman name back after divorce.

 

                             She married John Buono, married Oct 11,1986 in Zion Lutheran Ch Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Dec 28,1954 in Hornell,Steuben Co,NY, (son of Larry Bono and Blanche McLean).

 

                      v     David Lloyd Huffman, b. Apr 9,1965 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Fire Inspec.  David grad of U of MD as a Fire Protection Eng;travels USA for Events Analysis for US Fed Gov't for building code violations.

117.  Marian Lucille Hutcheson, (46.Edna4, 12.Elizabeth3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 17,1914 in Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, d. May 13,1997, buried in Lutheran Cem,Collegeville,PA, occupation: Ins.co.in Philadelphia,PA.

         She married Henry Wayne Shuler, b. Aug 10, 1913 in Collegeville, Montgomery Co, PA, d. Aug 25,1994 in Lutheran Cem,Collegeville,PA, occupation: tire co.  Henry: worked for Oakes Tire Co. for years.

                             Children:

            253.   i      Henry Wayne Shuler Jr b. Apr 30,1938.

                      ii    David Daniel Shuler, b. May  9, 1940.

            254.   iii   Helen 'Gail' Shuler b. Aug 18, 1946.

118.  Catherine Elizabeth 'Betty' Hutcheson, (46.Edna4, 12.Elizabeth3, 2.John2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 18,1916 in Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, occupation: worked for Eclipse/bus dr.  worked for Eclipse during the war in Elmira Heights; bus driver for 17 yrs.

         She married Francis Edward Howard, married May 11,1940 in Dundee,NY in sister's home, b. Sep 23,1917 in Watkins Glen, Schuyler Co, NY, d. Mar 29,1992, buried in Reading Center Cem,Schuyler Co,NY, occupation farmer/mailman/bus driver.  Francis: busdriver for 12 yrs;mailman for 30 yrs in Watkins area.

                             Children:

                      i      Dianna Jeanne Howard, b. Jun 29,1941 in St Joseph's Hosp, Elmira, Chemung Co, NY.

 

                             She married Richard Inserra, married Jun 11,1977 in Westmoreland, NY, b. Apr 18, 1937 in Utica,Oneida Co,NY, occupation: car salesman.

 

            255.   ii    Bruce William Howard b. Apr 10,1945.

119.  Collins Potter Messersmith, (48.William4, 16.Jacob3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 27,1911 in Bellona, Yates Co,NY, d. Jul 14, 1996 in at home in Newark Valley,NY, buried in Riverhurst Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Milkman/service stat/U-E.  worked in Union-Endicott sch Audio-Visual:milkman for 36 yrs;operator of gas station.

         He married Edna Mary Mikucky, married Nov 26,1938, b. in home Magett St,Binghamton,Broome Co,NY, (daughter of Anthony Mikucky and Mary Mielczarek) occupation: food service/homemaker. She was born August 14, 1917 in Endicott, NY and died August 3, 2007 at the Ideal Senior Living Center in Endicott.

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Binghamton, NY
August 5, 2007

Edna Messersmith of Endicott/Newark Valley

Edna Messersmith died August 3, 2007 at the Ideal Senior Living Center, Endicott, N.Y. She was born August 14, 1917 in Endicott, N.Y., the daughter of the late Mary and Anthony Mikucky. She was predeceased by her husband, Collins Messersmith; and sisters, Jenny Deering, Helen Shear; and brother, Henry Olecki. Edna is survived by her daughters and son, Patricia Messersmith, Pinehurst, N.C., Barbara Pitcher, Endwell, N.Y. and Robert Messersmith and wife, Karen, Newark Valley, N.Y. She is also survived by the light of her life, her grandchildren, Jeff Pitcher (wife, Shelly), Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Gary Pitcher (wife, Lisa), Forest, Va.; and her wonderful great-grandchildren, Colt and Chase Pitcher, Allie and Kyle Pitcher. She is also survived by her sisters, Veronica Lunga and Wanda Brown and husband, Tom; and brothers-in-law, Bryan Deering and Donald Messersmith; and sister-in-law, Marie Olecki; along with many special nieces and nephews. She retired from the Maine-Endwell School system as a school lunch manager and the Bon-Ton store. She was proud of her Polish heritage and loved to Polka. Her "Cookie Family" will certainly miss their "Queen Monarch". The family would like to thank the Ideal Senior Living Center (on both sides of the street) for the most wonderful care, compassion, and concern that the entire staff exhibited during Edna's time there. A funeral service for Edna will be held 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at the Union Center United Methodist Church, 128 Maple Dr., Union Center, N.Y. The Rev. R. Brown Naik, Pastor of her church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 p.m. Instead of flowers, Edna's wishes were that anyone considering a contribution to please donate to Aurora of Central New York, Inc., 518 James Street, Syracuse, N.Y. 13203-2282, to assist the blind in honor of her sister, Veronica Lunga. Funeral arrangements are provided by Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, Inc., 300 E. Main St., Endicott.

                             Children:

            256.   i      Barbara Joyce Messersmith b. May 1,1939.

                      ii    Robert James Messersmith, b. Sep 3,1941 in Ideal Hosp, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: US Military/auto mech/IBM.  entered Jan 1,1964;discharged Jan 1,1966;basic at Fort Dix,NJ; soil analysis,Fort Belvoir,VA;assigned to 2nd Amphibian Engineer Support for 13 mon Fort Riley, KS;sent toViet Nam Intelligence;discharged out of Oakland,CA;US Army Spec4 tool/module maker for IBM-retired Jun 1996.

 

                             He married Karen Louise Knapp, married Feb 25, 1989 in Newark Valley Congregational; NV, NY, b. Nov 13, 1949 in Lourdes Hosp, Binghamton, Broome Co, NY, (daughter of Herlie Knapp and Bernice Bunnell) occupation: Blue Collar/ Homemaker.

 

                      iii   Patricia Joan Messersmith, b. Mar 30,1943.

120.  Donald Luther Messersmith, (48.William4, 16.Jacob3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 21,1913 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, occupation: IBM, military US Military.  entered Feb 2,1944;discharged Dec 21,1945;Aviation Ordinance East Coast;basic at Samson Naval Base,NY;stationed in HI;US Navy 3rd Class Petty Officer Purchaser for IBM.

         He married (1) Ruth Burd, married Feb 17,1939.

        

         He married (2) Jane Marie Gower, married Jun 10,1950, b. Jun 28,1924, occupation: Bank Teller.

                             Children:

                      i      Gerald Todd Messersmith, b. Aug 22,1952 in Ideal Hosp, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation Transportation.

 

                             He married Belinda Fay, married Jan 27,1990.

 

                      ii    Thomas Gower Messersmith, b. Jan 1,1956 in Ideal Hosp, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Plumber.  first baby of the New Year at Ideal Hosp.

121.  Ray Brookins Messersmith, (48.William4, 16.Jacob3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 7,1921 in West Endicott,Broome Co, NY, d. May 19,1990 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in Riverside Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: US Military/IBM.  entered Jun 23,1942;discharged Jan 22,1946;stationed at Aberdeen Training Grou nds;transferred to Philippines then to Japan;retired IBM;member Aux Police in Endicott;Manufacturing for IBM;member of First Baptist Ch of Endicott & The Shriner's.

         He married Norma Lilley, married Jul 24,1948, b. Mar 15, 1925 in EJ Company Hosp,Endicott,Broome Co, NY, d. Aug 12,1984 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, buried in Riverside Cem, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Medical Assist.

                             Children:

            257.   i      Linda Rae Messersmith b. Jul 27, 1952.

122.  Lois Jean Messersmith, (49.Kline4, 16.Jacob3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 26,1928 in Union ,Broome Co, NY.

         She married Richard Bell, married Jan 16,1965 in UMeth Ch, Endwell, Broome Co, NY, b. Sep 9,1934 in Binghamton, Broome Co, NY, (son of Elmer Henry Bell and Mina Irene Beinlich).

                             Children:

            258.   i      Kevin R Bell b. Nov 10,1959.

            259.   ii    Lisa Rene Bell b. Dec 9,1961.

            260.   iii   Donna Louise Bell b. Aug 26,1965.

            261.   iv   Sandra Irene Bell b. Apr 6,1967.

                      v     Corey Whitney Bell, b. Jul 12,1979 in Lansing, Eaton Co, MI.

123.  June Louise Messersmith, (49.Kline4, 16.Jacob3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Dec 3,1930 in Union ,Broome Co, NY, occupation: IBM.

         She married Donald Monroe Hess, married Nov 23,1952 in Central Meth Ch, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, b. May 8, 1929, (son of LeRoy Hess and Ruth Perry) d. Aug 7,1978 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hosp, Binghamton, Broome Co, NY, buried in Maine Cem, Maine, Broome Co, NY, military US Navy, occupation: IBM emplyee.  Donald: Donald died at the age of 49 in Lourdes Hosp, Binghamton, NY. He was an IBM employee; a member of the Maine Lodge No 399 F&AM; Kalurah Temple, Otseningo Consistory; The Round Hill Chapter No 6 Eastern Star. Contributions to the Campville Emergency Squad, Campville, NY or the Division of Radiation of Oncology, Our Lady of Lourdes Hosp, Binghamton, NY.

                             Children:

            262.   i      Dennis Monroe Hess b. Dec 30,1953.

                      ii    James Arthur Hess, b. Feb 25,1956 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY.

 

                             He married Janice Lutheran, married Oct 5,1994 in Apalachin, Tioga Co, NY, b. Jun 6,1963 in Passaic,Bergen Co,NJ, (daughter of Frank Lutheran and Mary Virginia Walsh).

124.  Neulah Naomi Norconk, (50.Henry4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jan 28,1914 in Wyalusing, Bradford County, PA; d. Sept. 5, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hosptial in Sayre, PA; occupation nurse.

         She married Robert A Putnam, married Feb. 28, ,1933, b. Apr 1, 1910, d. Oct 2,1988, buried in Towanda, Bradford Co, PA.  Robert: of Towanda,PA.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
Sept. 7, 2005

Neulah Naoma Putnam, age 91, of 236 Poplar St., Towanda, passed away peacefully at Robert Packer Hospital on Monday evening, Sept. 5, 2005, to be with her Lord after a long-fought battle with aplastic anemia, during which she never lost her will to live an active and full life and to be with her family. Neulah was born in Wyalusing on Jan. 28, 1914, the daughter of the late Henry J. and Mary (Mae) Norconk. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, where she played on the basketball team and was a member of the school orchestra. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, for close to 60 years. She taught Sunday school for many years and was an active member of the choir and bell choir until her health prevented her from continuing. She also had serviced the church as a deacon. Neulah loved life and was not only active in the church, but loved music and spending time with her family and their activities, which she would not allow her illness to prevent. She was always continually thankful of all her very special neighbors and friends, who were so thoughtful and caring in their concerns for her and her well-being. She married Robert "Bob" Putnam on Feb. 28, 1933, and they were together more than 50 years until his death in October of 1988. Neulah was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her sister, Ruth and Lydia; and her brother, Wood. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Sally Putnam-Jurnack; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Peggy Putnam of Towanda; a nephew, Jim Norconk; four grandchildren, Joy Jurnack, David and his wife, Mary Jurnack, Jennifer and her husband, Sgt. Jim Seymour, and Bryan Putnam; seven great-grandchildren, Stephen, Kathryn and Kevin Jurnack, Emily and Sophey Dewell, and Benjamin and Kamdyn Seymour. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Court Street, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Neulah's memory. Neulah's family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation to the Rev. Michael Hughes; Dr. Panit Sirvatana; Sue Demico and the dedicated staff and nurses of the Guthrie Hematology and Oncology Department, Fifth Floor Main; as well as to Michele Naugle and her staff of Guthrie Hospice, who never tired in their support of Neulah and her family.

                             Children:

                      i      Sally Moonyeen Putnam, b. Jan 24,1936, d. Oct. 28, 2011; occupation: nurse.  grad of RPH sch of Nursing; worked in Peds at RPH.

 

                             She married Stephen John Jurnack Jr, married May 10, 1958 in First Presb Ch,Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, b. Oct 19, 1931, (son of Stephen J Jurnack Sr) d. Jan 27, 1979, occupation US Navy/Teacher.  Stephen: Stephen grad of Mansfield Teachers College and Naval Officer Candidate Sch, Newport,RI..served 3 yrs in Navy.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
October, 2011

Sally Moonyeen Putnam-Jurnack, 75, passed away peacefully after a short illness at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. During this illness, she was cared for by the exceptional nursing staff on 5 Main. This is significant because she is a graduate of The Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1956, where she had the honor of caring for Dr. Guthrie and his family. Sally was extremely proud of her nursing profession and during her own practice, strived to give compassionate care to her patients and their families. During the last years of her life, she has resided at the Towanda Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home where she received loving caring and support from the outstanding staff. Her life was enriched during her stay there and from this caring she was able to connect again with her love of books and art. Born Jan. 24, 1936, she was the apple of the eye of her parents, Neulah (Norconk) and Robert Putnam, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Towanda High School, attended nursing school and then met the love of her life Stephen John Jurnack Jr., who also preceded her in death. Their life together took them to the Princeton, N.J. area, where they enjoyed many years together. They had two children Joy, of New Rochelle, N.Y., and David, who is married to Mary Theresa Jurnack and resides in Towanda, Pa. Sally made sure all her grandchildren had an appreciation for art - they are Stephen, Kathryn and Kevin Jurnack and Emily and Sophey Dewell. Her brother, Larry Putnam and his wife Peggy, of Towanda, Pa., were always an important part of her life. Sally took great pleasure in being an aunt to Jennifer (Putnam) and Jim Seymour and Bryan Putnam and his wife Jennifer. Sally, once again, had the opportunity to teach art appreciation through watercolor to Jennifer and Jim's children, Benjamin and Kamdyn, during painting lessons this past summer. Sally's great love was art. She began painting as a teenager, using oil and charcoal as her medium. Whether during her time living in and around Princeton to relocating back to Towanda, she loved all things art. After she became a widow at age 43, she went back to books and art as a source of comfort. She had the opportunity to travel to Egypt, where she experienced one of the Wonders of the World. Her passion for her watercolors brought her to the decision to show her art in a show this fall at the Personal Care Home. To honor Sally as a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend, nurse and artist, we will be celebrating her life and work in a Memorial Service Art Show entitled "From Me to You" at the Personal Care Home from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. A service will be held prior to the show at 1:30 p.m. at the Care Home to honor this amazing woman. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her remembrance, to support the Second Century Campaign of the Bradford County Regional Arts Council, 601 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848. Memories and condolences for Sally's family may be shared by visiting our website at www.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.

 

                      ii    Robert Larry Putnam, b. Feb 7,1948.

125.  Lydia Nadine Norconk, (50.Henry4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 8,1915 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, d. Jul 21,1997 in at son's home,Tunkhannock,PA, buried in Wyalusing Cem, Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: store clerk.  worked for her parents in Norconk's Men's store,Wyal, then with her husband til his death; assist cub Scout leader; helped the 200 yr Bicen pageant design and build the Totem pole and many props used in the event;active in the Park Place retirement home where she stayed; taught herself how to play piano & electric organ.

         She married Clifford Pickett, married Jun 25,1966 in St Paul's MC, Cambridge, MD, (son of Clifford G Pickett and Eva Manzer) d. Sep 16,1988, buried in ?, occupation: mercantile Store owner.

                             Children:

            263.   i      James L Norconk b. Jan 16,1944.

126.  Kathryn Norconk Williams, (51.Mary4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 17,1906 in Kingston, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Jun 10,1969, buried in ?.

         She married James Clair Edwards, married Aug 5,1935.

                             Children:

                      i      James Robert Edwards, b. Jul 11,1939.

127.  Jesse Charles Kaufmann, (52.Adaline4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 25,1912 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Sep 9,1988, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

         He married Mable A Hunsinger, married Jun 11,1938, b. 1915, d. 1997, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

                             Children:

                      i      Emma Jane Kaufmann, b. Apr 25,1939, d. Apr 25,1939, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

            264.   ii    Barbara Helen Kaufmann b. Jun 5,1941.

            265.   iii   Lloyd Charles Kaufmann b. Dec 17,1943.

            266.   iv   Faye Marie Kaufmann b. Jun 25,1948.

            267.   v     Richard 'Dick' Henry Kaufmann b. Jul 25,1952.

128.  Helen Adaline Kaufmann, (52.Adaline4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 28,1914 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Apr 9,1979 in Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, buried in ?.

         She married Sidney William Swartz, married Jun 20,1936 in St John's Luth Ch, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, b. Oct 12, 1907, (son of Fred Swartz) d. Apr 1981 in Rochester, Monroe Co, NY.  Sidney: worked for IBM.

                             Children:

                      i      Joyce Adeline Swartz, b. Aug 12,1937, d. Aug 5,1948, buried in  Rochester,NY.

            268.   ii    David Fredrick Swartz b. May 2,1940.

            269.   iii   William Sidney Swartz b. Oct 16,1942.

                      iv   Richard Charles Swartz, b. Sep 1,1947, d. Sep 25,1947 in Rochester, Monroe Co, NY.

            270.   v     Janice Maye Swartz b. Dec 29,1948.

129.  Gertrude Lena Starr, (53.Kathryn4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 25,1909 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: missionary.

         She married Robert Hanley, married Aug 29,1930.

                             Children:

                      i      Robert Eugene Hanley, b. May 30,1932 in Larksville,Luzerne Co,PA.

                      ii    Adeline Hanley, b. Sep 16,1933 in Plymouth, Luzerne Co, PA.

                      iii   Gerald Hanley, b. Jun 16,1935 in Plymouth, Luzerne Co, PA.

                      iv   Richard Hanley, b. Dec 17,1938 in Plymouth, Luzerne Co, PA.

                      v     Kathleen Ruth Hanley, b. May 12,1940.

130.  Lucy Lela Starr, (53.Kathryn4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 19,1910 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

         She married Charles Collins, married Jun 7,1933.

                             Children:

                      i      James Charles Collins, b. Mar 24,1934 in Elmira, Chemung Co, NY.

131.  Louise Norconk Starr, (53.Kathryn4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Oct 5,1913 in Zionville,Center Co, PA, occupation: nurse.  grad of ME hosp,Brooklyn,NY.

         She married (1) Wilbur M Hart, married Apr 24,1934 in Parent's home,Camptown,PA, occupation: Car dealer?.  Wilbur: worked for GM in CT.

                             Children:

                      i      Elizabeth Louise Hart, b. Nov 15,1927.

         She married (2) William Wright.

132.  Jesse Joseph Starr, (53.Kathryn4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jan 18,1915 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Minister/Missionary.  grad of Nat'l Bible Inst of NYC, 1938: while on Indian Isl,ME,brought up an Indian boy, musically talented, taught him trumpet, became part of a gospel team in his teens, was in top standings of HS, and went on to college.

         He married Myrtle E. Roberts, married Sep 10,1938 in Nat'l Bible Inst,NYC,NY, b. 1915 in New York City, NY, (daughter of John Roberts and Bertha Gibbons). Myrtle: Grad National Bible Institute, NYC.

                             Children:

                      i      Florence Mildred Starr, b. Aug 22,1939.

133.  Adeline Starr, (53.Kathryn4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 25,1917 in Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA, d. Dec 17,1979 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in East Herrick Cem, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Bank cashier.  Kate was a cashier for Peoples State Bank, Wyalusing. She was also a member of the Herrickville UM Ch and wasa charter member of the UM Women's Club.

         She married Milton F Cole, married Oct 14,1938 in Camptown Ch,Camptown,PA, b. Nov 13, 1910 in Macedonia, Asylum Twp, Bradford Co,PA, (son of Rev. Frank W Cole and Francilia Hall) d. Mar 5,1985 in Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in East Herrick Cem, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Bradford Co PennDOT/PA Dept AG/farmer.  Milton: Milton was a member of the Herrickville UM Ch, LeRay Lodge No 471 F&AM; served as a state Republican committeeman for one term. He was also a member of the American Arbian Horse Assoc.

                             Children:

            271.   i      Dolores Lucille Cole b. Jan 23,1940.

            272.   ii    Barbara Louise Cole b. Feb 18,1941.

            273.   iii   Janice Elaine Cole b. Aug 16,1942.

            274.   iv   Ronald Milton Cole b. Jan 25,1944.

            275.   v     Frank Joseph Cole b. Sep 1,1945.

                      vi   Linda Diane Cole, b. Jan 14,1953.

 

                             She married (1) Michael Bodnar, married May 20, 1972.

                             She married (2) Gary Johnson.

134.  Jesse Mayo Norconk, (54.Raymond4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 28,1915 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI, d. Dec 5, 1995 in Broome Co, NY.

         He married Margaret 'Helen' Moffatt, married Jun 20,1942, b. Feb 2,1917.

                             Children:

                      i      Barbara Lee Norconk, b. Jan 26,1945 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI.

                      ii    Stephen Jesse Norconk, b. Jan 12,1949 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI.

                      iii   Norman Gordon Norconk, b. May 21,1952 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI.

                      iv   Colleen Helen Norconk, b. Jul 23,1959 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI.

135.  Arlene Margaret Norconk, (56.Charles4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jan 20,1920 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

         She married Lewis Frederick Neuber, married Jun 10,1939 in St John's Luth Ch, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, b. Sep 12,1910 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of Jacob Neuber and Belvia Mae Hunsinger) d. Aug 31,1989, buried in Colley Cem, Colley, Sullivan Co, PA.

                             Children:

            276.   i      Judy Irene Neuber b. Jul 7,1941.

            277.   ii    Burton Lewis Neuber b. Nov 11,1943.

            278.   iii   Raymond Reuben Neuber b. Mar 22,1945.

                      iv   Raymond Lewis Neuber, b. May 22,1946.

136.  Marion Elinor Norconk, (56.Charles4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 19,1921 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

         She married Douglas S Blemle, married Feb 11,1938, b. Apr 13,1913, d. Jun 28,1984 in Wyalusing, Bradford  Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

                             Children:

                      i      Carl Douglas Blemle, b. Mar 19,1939, occupation: US Army/carpenter.  served in the US Army 1962-1964:served in Vietnam conflict.

 

                             He married Carol Jean Hickey, married June 11,1967 in Painted Post UMC, NY, (daughter of Fredrick R Hickey).

 

            279.   ii    Paul Philip Blemle b. Sep 11,1941.

            280.   iii   Kay Jane Blemle b. Aug 13,1943.

            281.   iv   Sidney Charles Blemle b. May 10,1945.

137.  Raymond Charles Norconk, (56.Charles4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Sep 15,1922 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer, military WW II.  US Army from March 1945-Oct 1946: served in the Philippines and Japan with the 8th army. Current owners of Raymond's great-grand father's farm, now a "Century Farm" - " Norkval Farm" became a PA Dairy of Distinction  winner in 1984. The original barn was destroyed by fire in Jun,1977. It is a member of the Nat'l Holstein Assoc with 100% Registered Holstein cattle.

         He married Shirley Madge Fiocca, married Dec 23,1944.

                             Children:

            282.   i      Linda Lou Norconk b. Aug 21,1945.

            283.   ii    Gary Raymond Norconk b. Dec 19,1949.

                      iii   Jeffrey Norconk, b. Sep 10,1959 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, d. Sep 10,1959 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Norconk Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

138.  Rachel Amanda Norconk, (56.Charles4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 17,1924 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

         She married Paul Raymond Miller, married Oct 2, 1948, d. Dec 29, 1975.

                             Children:

                      i      Paul Raymond Miller Jr, b. Oct 12, 1950.

                      ii    Pamela Ruth Miller, b. Aug 22,1952.

 

                             She married Charles Raymond Cole, married Nov 3, 1979.

139.  Kathryn Lucile Norconk, (56.Charles4, 17.Lucy3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Dec 15,1926 in Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA.

         She married Charles N Slawta, married Nov 16, 1946, b. May 25, 1926.

                             Children:

            284.   i      Thomas Mark Slawta b. Feb 9, 1951.

            285.   ii    Andrew Jack Slawta b. Feb 24, 1951.

                      iii   Roger Leonard Slawta, b. Aug 30, 1954.

            286.   iv   James Donald Slawta b. Apr 18,1959.

                      v     Gene Stephen Slawta, b. Dec 9, 1961.

 

                             He married Jessica Vayle Petro, married Jun 28,1997.

140.  Ruth Huffmaster, (57.Anna4, 18.Emma3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 21,1912 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA.  mother had to sign a release for marriage due to age of 19.

         She married Vincent F Touschner, married May 21,1932 in St Basil's Cath Ch, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, b. in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of Francis A Touschner Jr and Mary A Saxer) d. Oct 10, 1988 in Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, occupation: custodian St Mary's Ch, Elmira, NY.

                             Children:

            287.   i      Francis Vincent Touschner b. Sep 10,1932.

            288.   ii    James Joseph Touschner b. Apr 15,1936.

141.  Anita Marie Kisner, (58.Charles4, 18.Emma3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 30,1920 in Mildred, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA.

         She married Patrick Francis Sullivan, married Jul 6,1942, b. Nov 18,1918 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (son of James Sullivan and Catherine Veronica Cummings) d. Dec 16, 1992 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St Basil's Cath Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.  Patrick: Patrick operated his family farm his entire life. He & Anita celebrated their 50th Anniv. the year of his death. He was a member of St Francis Xavier Cath Ch in Overton, PA.

                             Children:

            289.   i      Patrick James Sullivan b. Feb 24,1943.

            290.   ii    Charles Wayne Sullivan b. Nov 9,1946.

            291.   iii   Sheryl Marie Sullivan b. Sep 23,1950.

                      iv   Dawn Ann Sullivan, b. Oct 22,1953.

 

                             She married William Vitez.

 

            292.   v     Jean Lorraine Sullivan b. Apr 21,1961.

142.  Charles Francis Kisner, (58.Charles4, 18.Emma3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 1,1924 in Mildred, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA.

         He married Marie Alice Dempsey, married Jun 7,1948, b. Oct 17, 1925.

                             Children:

            293.   i      Paul Robert Kisner b. May 29,1949.

            294.   ii    Francis Charles Kisner b. Nov 29,1950.

143.  Louis Silas  Kinsley, (59.Verna4, 18.Emma3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 11,1909 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Dec 9,1989 in home in Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation Farmer.

         He married Lucy Cilvick, married Jun 7,1930 in New Albany, Bradford Co, PA, b. Dec 30,1912 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, (daughter of Alexander Cilvick and Marcianna Swilocka) d. Apr 1, 1986 in home in Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Laborer(factory)/homemaker.

                             Children:

                      i      Marian Kinsley, b. Apr 23,1930 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jun 5,1930, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

            295.   ii    Catherine 'Kate' Beatrice Kinsley b. Jun 4,1931.

            296.   iii   Elizabeth 'Betty' Lucy Kinsley b. Oct 26,1933.

            297.   iv   Beverly Ann Kinsley b. Jul 16,1938.

            298.   v     Gerald Richard Kinsley b. Apr 19,1941.

            299.   vi   Dorothy Alice Kinsley b. Apr 21,1944.

            300.   vii  Jean Marie Kinsley b. Jul 26, 1945.

            301.   viii Bernard Edward Kinsley b. Nov 16, 1951.

                      ix    Wanda Manoogran.  noted in Obit of Gerald R Kinsley.

144.  Gordon Ernest Kinsley, (59.Verna4, 18.Emma3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 16,1912 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jul 9,1991 in Methodist Home, Laporte, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.

         He married Frances Georgia Hunsinger, married Jan 20, 1934 in Lutheran Parsonage, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Sep 18,1916 in Cherry Twp, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, (daughter of Harry B Hunsinger and Agnes Frances Karge) occupation: Laborer.

                             Children:

            302.   i      Leonard Leon Kinsley b. Dec 9, 1934.

            303.   ii    Lloyd Gordon Kinsley b. Aug 23, 1936.

            304.   iii   Joan Frances Kinsley b. Apr 25,1938.

                      iv   Earl Harry Kinsley, b. Aug 10, 1943, d. Oct 14, 1959 in home in Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, buried in Fairview Cem, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: student.  Earl died after an illness involving brain surg; member of jr varsity basketball team. Memorials to the Cancer soc.

145.  Earl Edgar Messersmith, (61.Edgar4, 20.William3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 13,1922 in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, d. Jan 2,1991 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, buried in St John's Luth Cem, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer/ President of Messersmith Reunion, military WWII-AAC.  Earl was in the AAC during WWII and had the rank of Cpl. He was inthe 609th Air Material Squad & 385th Air Service Group. He worked for Bendix Corp in Montrose for a while and drove school bus for Sullivan Co. for 12 yrs. He was the Wilmot Twp Supervisor for 25 yrs and on the road crew. Earl served as the president for the Bradford Co Twp Officers Assoc and was on the rules committee for the State Assoc of Twp supervisors. He was a member of Wilmot Grange; Moose Lodge No 588 of Berwick for 35 yrs; Loyalsock Post 996, American Legion in Dushore; a past commander of the Wyalusing VFW Post. He was a member of the Wilmot Fire Co & New Albany Fire Co. He and his family have been very active in the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Ch, St John's Chapel in Wilmot.

         He married Marion Helen Beaver, married Jun 20, 1959 in Trinity Lutheran Ch, Mildred, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Jan 19,1933, (daughter of William George Beaver and Helen Tess Orlowski) occupation: homemaker.

                             Children:

                      i      Frank Earl Messersmith, b. Jan 21,1963 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, occupation Farmer/Twp superv.

 

                             He married Janet P. Matson, married May 12, 2001 in St John's Luth Ch, Wilmot Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Crawford A Matson and Alice Weymann) occupation: Occupatonal Therapist.

 

                      ii    Earl William Messersmith, b. Dec 24, 1970 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Farmer.

146.  Kathryn 'Kay' Bertha Wilcox, (62.Mary4, 21.Mary3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 8,1924 in Endicott, Broome Co, NY, d. Aug 18,1993 in at home in Charlotte,NC, buried in Sunset Mem Gardens, Charlotte, NC, occupation: Secty USG/Homemaker.  Kay was a secretary with US Gov. in Washington, DC, Cleveland, OH, Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC with the Food & Drug Commision,Social Security, & Treasury Dept from 1943 - 1955; she was a volunteer for Discovery Place's aquarium,and prominent member of her church, St Thomas Lutheran Ch,Charlotte,NC; memorials to the Ch & Hospice.

         She married William 'Bill' Milton Harris Sr, married Aug 17,1946 in Holy Nativity Lutheran Ch, Endicott, NY, b. May 18, 1924 in Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, (son of Carl Edison Harris Sr and Rose Beyerle) occupation: Salesman.  William: Bill was a salesman and Principal with Mechanical Equip Co., Charlotte, NC; President from 1981 - 1991, when he retired.

                             Children:

                      i      William Milton Harris Jr, b. Nov 25,1959 in Charleston, Charleston Co, NC, occupation: Mechanic.

 

                             He married Gabriele M Russell, married Jul 3, 1992 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Ch, Deltona, FL, b. Apr 26, 1964 in Ulm, Wuerttemberg, Germany, d. Jul 22, 1999 in Deltona, Volusia Co, FL, buried in Sunset Mem Gardens, Charlotte, NC.

 

            305.   ii    Amy Rosemarie Harris b. Feb 20, 1962.

                      iii   Judy Ann Harris, b. Apr 30,1963 in Greenville, Greenville Co, SC.

147.  Robert Paul Wilcox, (62.Mary4, 21.Mary3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. Dec 27,1927 in Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Engineer IBM.

         He married Bernadine Grace Snyder, married Jul 26,1952 in Holy Nativity Lutheran Ch, Endicott, NY, b. Oct 25, 1927 in Carbondale, Lackawanna Co, PA, (daughter of Russell Alfred Snyder and Gertrude Velma Cross) occupation: Teacher/ homemaker.

                             Children:

            306.   i      Philip Lloyd Wilcox b. Mar 13,1954.

                      ii    Keith Eric Wilcox, b. Jul 13,1957 in Ideal Hosp, Endicott, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Mechanic.

148.  Bernice Carol Yonkin, (63.Carolyn4, 21.Mary3, 4.Jacob2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 14,1936 in New Albany, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Homemaker.

         She married John Frank Bushofsky, married Jul 28, 1956 in Zion Lutheran Ch Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, b. Jan 19,1934 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of John Bushofsky and Helen Fisher) occupation: Tool Maker for Motorola & Sylvania.

                             Children:

            307.   i      Karen Sue Bushofsky b. Sep 26,1958.

            308.   ii    Debra "Debbie" Ann Bushofsky b. Mar 19,1960.

                      iii   Patti Lou Bushofsky, b. Mar 16,1962 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: Warehouse receiving.

 

                             She married Timothy Malone, married Apr 4,1992 in Phoenix, AZ, b. Apr 4,1963 in MI, (son of Jacques Malone and Dorothy) occupation: Drywall.

 

            309.   iv   Wayne David Bushofsky b. Jun 13,1964.

149.  Lewis Harry Messersmith, (65.Arthur4, 23.Lewis3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 5,1912 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Dec 30,1993 in Leader East Nursing Center, Kingston, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in St Nicholas Cem, Shavertown, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: electrician.  Lewis had been an electrician with Local 163 IB of Electrical Workers for over 40 yrs. He retired in 1978. He was a member of the Holy Cross Episcopal Ch, Wilkes-Barre, PA ; the North End Athletic Assoc.; and the St Nicholas and Holy Saviour Sr Citizens group. Obit states memorial donations to Patient's Activity Fund, Leader East Nursing Center, Kingston, PA.

         He married Kathryn G Haefling, married Mar 2, 1938 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, b. 1915 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, (daughter of Joseph Haefling and Sarah Kelly) d. Mar 12,1986, buried in St Nicholas Cem, Shavertown, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: housewife.  Kathryn: Kathryn was a member of the St John the Evangelist Ch, Wilkes-Barre, PA and the St Nicholas Senior Citizens Club.

                             Children:

                      i      Joseph Messersmith, b. Mar 2,1941 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Mar 2,1941, buried in ?.

            310.   ii    Kathryn Mary Messersmith b. Apr 27,1942.

            311.   iii   Harry' John Messersmith b. Feb 27,1944.

150.  Dora Etta Messersmith, (65.Arthur4, 23.Lewis3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 11,1913 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: US Gov/housewife.  worked for US Gov in Washington,DC for 5 yrs.

         She married Sidney E Hayes, married Dec 14, 1935 in Derr Mem Church,Wilkes-Barre,PA, b. Dec 16,1909 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Oct 7, 1980 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in Oaklawn Cem, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: US Gov.  Sidney: worked for US Gov in Washington,DC:dept of accounting.

                             Children:

            312.   i      Ernest Arnold Hayes b. Sep 12,1937.

151.  Margaret Jeanne "Peggy" Messersmith, (65.Arthur4, 23.Lewis3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 12,1919 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Jan 30,1999, occupation: Southern RR/housewife.  Peggy worked for Southern RR in Washington,DC.

         She married (1) William H Salsburg, married May 27,1939, d. Aug 5, 1948, buried in ?, military US Milit.  William: Bill's mom had a candy store in Wilkes-Barre and Allentown and served in WWII.

                             Children:

            313.   i      Ronald Bruce (Salsburg) Downs b. Apr 5,1940.

         She married (2) Kenneth H Downs, married Nov 10, 1948, b. Nov 21, 1921, d. Jun 25, 1977 in Washington,DC, buried in ?, occupation: Southern RR.

152.  George Arnold Messersmith, (65.Arthur4, 23.Lewis3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jun 26, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, d. Mar 31,1995 in Shavertown, Luzerne Co, PA, buried in ?, occupation US Military.  entered Jul 9,1943;US Coast Guard; stationed in the Philippines; discharged Apr 9,1946.

         He married Nora 'Nancy' Pendergast, married Jun 8, 1947, b. Nov 6, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, (daughter of Frank A Pendergast and Nora Reagan) d. Sept 5,1998, buried in Mount Olivet Cem, Carverton, Kingston Twp, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: Bell Tele Co/Receptioist & Switchboard for College Misericordia, Dallas, PA.

                             Children:

            314.   i      Molly Ann Messersmith b. Aug 5, 1948.

            315.   ii    Michael Francis Messersmith b. May 20, 1950.

            316.   iii   George Daniel Messersmith b. Aug 5, 1952.

153.  Evelyn Caroline Hottenstein, (66.Hallie4, 24.Anna3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 23,1915 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: woodcarver of birds.

         She married Robert Joseph Yonkin, married Sep 12,1936 in Reformed Presb Church,Dushore,PA, b. Dec 20,1905 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of Howard Peter Yonkin and Ada Henshaw) d. May 27,1997 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Peace Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: dairy & potato & pea crop farmer.  Robert: Robert was a potato crop farmer for West Potato Chip Co, & peas for Bird's Eye Frozen Foods;"best tractor plower in Sullivan Co,";BOD for Eastern Milk Prod;Dir for Sull Co Rural Elec Co for 21 yrs;Cherry Twp sch dir for 20 yrs He was cremated in Sayre,Bradford Co,PA.

                             Children:

            317.   i      Joseph Melvin Yonkin b. Sep 14,1940.

            318.   ii    William Richard Yonkin b. Mar 27,1942.

                      iii   Carolyn Ann Yonkin, b. Nov 23, 1944.

 

                             She married (1) Lawrence G Thier, married Nov 1, 1969, b. Feb 5, 1944, (son of Charles Thier and Anne Follmer) d. Jan 5,1985 in Arnot-Ogden Hosp, Elmira, Chemung Co, NY, buried in Peace Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA.

                             She married (2) Fred Fuller.

 

            319.   iv   Shirley Elizabeth Yonkin b. Dec 11, 1946.

154.  Nettie Doris Hottenstein, (66.Hallie4, 24.Anna3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jan 26,1918 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA.

         She married (1) Morgan Henry Yonkin, married May 2,1941 in Redeemer C O Christ Parsonage,Dushore,PA, b. Nov 12, 1915 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA, (son of Charles Yonkin and Clara Mae Rose) d. Mar 26, 1960 in Tioga Gen Hosp, Waverly,Tioga Co, NY, buried in Peace Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Farmer/Carpenter.  Morgan: farmer & carpenter in Dushore area.

                             Children:

                      i      Henry Morgan Yonkin, b. Jan 14,1944 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA, occupation: US Military, military US Military.  Henry entered Jul 20,1965,to Fort Jackson,SC; served one yr in Korea; twin to Joan Marie Yonkin Koschak.

            320.   ii    Joan Marie Yonkin b. Jan 14,1944.

            321.   iii   Raymond Lee Yonkin b. Jan 4, 1946.

                      iv   Jerry Edward Yonkin, b. Jul 8,1950 in Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Bradford Co, PA.

 

                             He married Marguerite Baker, married Jan 26,1973 in JoP in Durell, Bradford Co, PA, b. in Terrytown, Terry Twp, Bradford Co, PA, (daughter of Allen Chilson and Helen Benjamin).

        

         She married (2) Myron Collins Kessler, married Jul 8, 1974, b. Dec 3, 1912 in Wilkes-Barre, Plains Twp, Luzerne Co, PA, (son of Perry Kessler and Della Stackhouse) d. Jul 6, 1991.

155.  Leland Malcolm Hottenstein, (66.Hallie4, 24.Anna3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 16,1920 in Cherry Mills, Sullivan Co, Pa, military US Military.  worked for IBM for 43 yrs entered Jun 23,1942;auto mechanic, was at Normandy ,N France,Rhineland,Central Europe;overseas 2 yrs,received European,African,Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon w/ 5 major battle stars& Good Conduct medal; grad from Ordin Auto Sch,Atlanta,GA; expert rife.

         He married Catherine 'Miriam' Elizabeth Williamson, married May 16,1942 in Reformed Presb Church,Dushore,PA, b. Sep 11,1920 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, (daughter of Dr Bemsley Williamson and Anna Miriam Herrmann) occupation: Secretary.  Catherine: employed as secretary to County Superintendent of Sch in Dushore,PA; and IBM in Endicott,NY.

                             Children:

                      i      Bemsley Lee Hottenstein, b. Oct 11,1943 in Lourdes Hosp, Binghamton, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Mgr IBM.

 

                             He married Judith Coleman, married Jan 23, 1965 in UMeth Ch, Tioga Center, Tioga Co, NY, b. Apr 20, 1945, (daughter of Curt Coleman and Bessie Tiffany) occupation: Mgr IBM.

 

                      ii    Erik Hallie Hottenstein, b. Apr 22,1948 in Lourdes Hosp, Binghamton, Broome Co, NY, occupation: Artist.  grad of WVA Wesleyan College,Backhannon,WVA.

 

                             He married Caroline Cutrona, married Apr 17,1982 in American Univ Chapel, Washington, DC, b. Feb 11,1951, (daughter of Salvatore Cutrona and Teresa Fusco) occupation: Artist.

 

            322.   iii   Omar Douglas Hottenstein b. Mar 25,1951.

                      iv   Elise Nellie Hottenstein, b. Mar 23,1952 in Wilson Mem Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, d. Nov 13,1952 in at home,Nichols,NY, buried in Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, Tioga Co, NY.  death from crib accident at 8 mo.of age.

            323.   v     Betty Ann Hottenstein b. Mar 15,1955 in Wilson Memorial Hosp, Johnson City, Broome Co, NY, Occupation: RN.

156.  Henry 'Chauncey' Hottenstein, (66.Hallie4, 24.Anna3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. May 6,1922 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co, PA.

         He married Marjorie Austin, married Aug 8,1953 in UMeth Ch, Rome, Bradford Co, PA, b. Aug 2, 1920 in Nichols, Tioga Co, NY, (daughter of Hugh Austin and Mira Tefft) d. Jun 22, 2003 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA, buried in Peace Cem, Dushore, Sullivan Co, PA, occupation: Nanny/day care.  Marjorie: Marjorie was a member of the Redeemer UC of Christ, Dushore & the Women's Guild. She was nanny for several years and offered Day Care in her home for many years. Memorials may be directed to the Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore or the American Heart Assoc of NE PA. Obit from Rocket-Courier, Jun 26, 2003.

                             Children:

                      i      Jane Louise Hottenstein, b. Sep 13,1954, occupation: Secretary.

            324.   ii    Sharon Marie Hottenstein b. Sep 20,1955.

            325.   iii   Ervin Henry Hottenstein b. Dec 30, 1957.

                      iv   Mary Ann Hottenstein, b. Feb 10,1966 in Memorial Hosp, Towanda, Bradford Co, PA.

157.  William Vincent Hottenstein, (67.Wallace4, 24.Anna3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Aug 8,1918 in Overton, Forks Twp, Bradford Co, PA, d. Sep 17, 2001, buried in Greenwood Cem,Forks Twp,Sullivan Co,PA, occupation: Owned Sullivan Co School buses/Farmer/meat & produce trucks/merchant.  Bill was a lifetime resident of Forks Twp. and was a member of St Paul's United Ch of Christ in Overton. He was also a member of the Sullivan Co Republican Comm. He owned and operated Sullivan Co school buses since 1957 and was a member of the PA School Bus Assoc. He had been engaged in farming his entire lifetime and owned and operated his own meat and produce trucks since 1935. He also owned and operated a store in Overton until 1989.

         He married Marlene Shaffer, married Mar 31,1945.

                             Children:

            326.   i      Dennis William Hottenstein b. Dec 11,1945.

            327.   ii    Faye Marie Hottenstein b. Feb 28,1948.

            328.   iii   David E Hottenstein b. Sep 10,1953.

            329.   iv   Donald Lee Hottenstein b. Feb 5,1957.

            330.   v     Dawn Hottenstein b. Jun 19,1960.

158.  Mary Lou Estelle Messersmith, (70.Lewis4, 25.Thomas3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Feb 9,1937 in General Hosp, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, occupation: Nurse/Hist illust/Youth D.  Nurse from 1955-1958; homemaker;Historical Illustrator; Docent & Youth Prog Director.

         She married Ronald J Golembeski, b. Feb 23,1936 in Hollsopple,Somerset Co,PA, (son of Frank Golembeski and Helen Pero) occupation: Chem Co.Tech.

                             Children:

            331.   i      Pamela Jean Golembeski b. Sep 3,1958.

            332.   ii    Nancy Helene Golembeski b. Feb 24,1960.

            333.   iii   Ronald John Golembeski Jr b. Apr 5,1962.

159.  John 'Jack' Walter Messersmith, (70.Lewis4, 25.Thomas3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 31,1947 in General Hosp, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co, PA, military US Navy.  TMC-SS-US Navy,1965-85,1985-1997 Naval Industry Warfare Center SCPO; retired (Torpedoman's Mate Senior Chief-Subs- Sr Chief Petty Officer.

         He married (1) Kathleen E Findley, married 1965 in Johnstown, Cambria Co, PA, b. Mar 22,1950.

                             Children:

            334.   i      John W Messersmith Jr b. Aug 14, 1965.

            335.   ii    Robert William Messersmith b. Jan 24,1968.

         He married (2) Kathleen Nancy Myers, married Jun 29,1980 in San Diego, San Diego Co, CA, b. Apr 18,1947, (daughter of Leroy Virgil Myers and Rose Sinclair) occupation: US Mil/Comp Spec.  Kathleen: US Navy- retired; Computer Specialist; Civil Service.

160.  George Donald Messersmith, (70.Lewis4, 25.Thomas3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) was born Sept. 12, 1949. He married (1) Anna Mae Reese in PA; they divorced. He then married (2) Wendy Rodriguez on November 18, 1989, daughter of Eugene Rodriguez and Marlene Salsman. She was born January 04, 1963.

The children of George Messersmith and Anna Reese were:

i. Danielle Messersmith, born October 20, 1970. She has a child named Dillian Lewis, born in February 1990.
ii. George Messersmith, born September 05, 1973
iii. Donald Messersmith, born February 22, 1980
iv. Shanna Messersmith, born April 23, 1977

The children of George Messersmith and Wendy Rodriguez were:

i. Chad Messersmith, born May 05, 1985
ii. Jordon Messersmith, born October 22, 1990

161.  Debra Lee Messersmith, (70.Lewis4, 25.Thomas3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 25,.

         She married (1) Walter Howell.

                             Children:

            337.   i      Tina Howell.

            338.   ii    Walter 'Eddie' Howell Jr b. Jun 21,.

            339.   iii   Shaun Howell.

         She married (2) Robert Smith.

         She married (3) Mac Williams.

162.  LuAnn Messersmith, (70.Lewis4, 25.Thomas3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 19, 1961, occupation: Veterinary assist.

            344.   iv   John _____ b. Jan 28, 1985.

         She married (2) Colin Gray, married Mar 17,2002 in Mingo's, Tulsa, OK, occupation: Airline Mech.

163.  Candice Messersmith, (70.Lewis4, 25.Thomas3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1).

         She married (1) Ed Ol_____.

                             Children:

                      i      Nichol _____.

                      ii    Ed Oli____ Jr.

         She married (2) Roy Meeker.

                             Children:

                      iii   Victoria Meeker.

                      iv   Roy Meeker Jr.

         She married (3) Steve _____.

164.  Denise Messersmith, (70.Lewis4, 25.Thomas3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1).

         She married Tom Brown.

                             Children:

                      i      Tom Brown Jr.

                      ii    Megan Brown.

165.  Judith Marie Rosch, (73.Melville4, 28.Fanny3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Apr 2,1946 in White Plains, Westchester Co, NY, occupation: French teacher/Translator.

         She married Steven George Hinds, married Aug 23, 1968, b. Mar 19, 1946 in Houston, TX, (son of George L Hinds and Helen Lucille Dees) occupation: Teacher.

166.  John Gilshinan Fletcher, (74.Beatrice4, 28.Fanny3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 20,1936 in New York City, NY, occupation: Physical therapist.

         He married Maria Marazzo, married Aug 18, 1983, b. Oct 18, 1951 in Staten Island, NY, occupation: Nurse.

167.  William Douglas Fletcher, (74.Beatrice4, 28.Fanny3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Jul 27,1943 in White Plains, Westchester Co, NY, occupation: Teacher/ Realtor.

         He married (1) Rachel Gouline, married Jun 10, 1967.

        

         He married (2) Louise Tandoi, married Oct 28, 1978, b. Apr 23, 1951 in Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, occupation: Teacher/Realtor.

168.  George Gilshinan Fletcher, (74.Beatrice4, 28.Fanny3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Nov 27,1944 in New York City, NY, military US Coast Guard.

169.  Susan Jean Fletcher, (74.Beatrice4, 28.Fanny3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 29,1946 in White Plains, Westchester Co, NY, occupation: Nurse.  Susan's children by Tood Dodds were adopted by Michael Presley.

         She married (1) Todd Dodds, married Nov 14, 1970.

         She married (2) Michael Everett Presley, married Oct 8, 1977, occupation: Building Contractor.

170.  Carol Joan Fletcher, (74.Beatrice4, 28.Fanny3, 5.George2, 1.Johannes1) b. Mar 8,1948 in White Plains, Westchester Co, NY, occupation: Teacher's Aide.

         She married Jules Herbert Frohman, married Feb 23, 1969.

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