The Faces and Families of Old Sullivan County

Group Seven


Letter With Rare Silvara, PA Postmark
1886
Addressed to Mr. E. W. Gillette
Address in NY is Not Clearly Legible
Photo Posted on eBay in June 2003
Contributed Courtesy of Carol Brotzman


We continue to record the anecdotal, pictorial and material history of families originating from or having lived for extended periods of time in Sullivan County, PA We are grateful for this material and will endeavor to do our very best to preserve it and the associated history for posterity. Once again, these materials are presented in no particular order other than to provide you the reader with a visual and historical impression of life in our home county from 100 to 200 years ago. Comments and reflections are encouraged and invited.


Theodore Silvara (1825-1903)
Grave Marker
Quinby Cemetery
Silvara, Bradford County, PAPhoto Courtesy of Carol Brotzman

INDEX of FAMILIES:

The Descendants of Joseph Silvara
The Descendants of John Johnston
The Day-Baumunk Heritage
---and Sidebar on Descendants of Christian Baumunk

THE DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH SILVARA

We are indebted to Carol Brotzman and her colleagues for this family genealogy and history. The Silvara lineage first appeared in Bradford County, and then expanded into Sullivan County. The name is alternatively spelled "Sylvara" and the village of Silvara near Tuscarora Township in Bradford County is named for this old family. Carol can be reached at brotzmans@epix.net.

You may also want to consult the Sylvara Family History, written by Mary Golda Sylvara before her death in 1985 in Chariton, Iowa, and Silvara Sylvara Family Roots and Branches, initially issued by Vickie Sylvara in 2009.


Greetings Message Emblazoned on an Envelope
About 1900
Photo Posted on eBay in June 2003
Contributed Courtesy of Carol Brotzman

 

      In 1805, Joseph Silvara, a proud Portuguese father, knew he wanted more for his sons when he bid them goodbye for the newly formed United States of America.  There are many tales told, but this seems to be the general consensus of all. Don Emanuel Silvara as he was known, but 15 years old, and his brother Joseph, age 21, stowed away in the belly of a ship bound for the United States.  However, their dreams were soon dashed when the mighty ship ran into trouble just a few days into the journey. The ship took on water in a fierce storm and began to sink. Two ships rescued them, with one heading for the United Sates of America and the other for South America.  Unfortunately, Emanuel and Joseph were treated as if they were members of the crew and became separated. It is doubtful they ever heard from each other again. Some sources say Joseph was in Brazil.

      Emanuel landed in Philadelphia, where he was bound into servitude for three years to pay off his passage. He was apprenticed to a furrier where he learned the trade well. Then at some point in time he headed for the Spring Hill District, Bradford County in northeastern, PA He met and married Jeanette Marsh, an alleged granddaughter of the famous Robert Morris; however, there is no real proof of this claim. Emanuel was Roman Catholic and Jeanette was Protestant.

      Emanuel and Jeanette purchased land from Alpheus and Marsha Skinner Crawford, who had already taken his family west to Lee County, Illinois. It was situated on the banks of the Tuscarora Creek in what was then East Spring Hill or Sesson, PA  The town later became known as Silvara, PA in his honor.

      Mrs. Silvara tried out the local churches, but was never happy.  Emanuel eventually built for Jeanette her own place of worship on the banks of the Tuscarora Creek near their house. It was known as the Silverado Chapel and did have quite a congregation, being that it was probably the first church in Silvara. Therefore, a good congregation might have been expected.  The Beaver Meadows Union Church, http://www.joycetice.com/church/bm001.htm, today a Methodist Church, was the next church built in the township and is still flourishing today. We can find no remains of the Silvara Chapel. Theodore Silvara, a son of Emanuel and Jeanette Silvara, signed the charter to the Tuscarora Rush Religious Compact, which later became known as the Beaver Meadows Church.


1850 Barber Map of Tuscarora Township
Where the Silvara Family and Their Relatives Lived
Source: William J. Barber, Bradford County, Map of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1850
Made from actual surveys by Lake, Ames and Davisson
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman

The children of Joseph Silvara were:

+    2             i.           Emanuel Silvara, born about 1790 in Lisbon, Portugal; died March 25, 1853 in Silvara, PA, or March 23; difficult to read the headstone.

      3            ii.           Josef Silvara

Note: There is a query posted by Mel Silvara with an entirely different story line at: http://www.dholmes.com/histories/portugal.html. It reads as follows:

JOSE SILVEIRA of Lisboa

My ggg-grandfather Josef Silveira was a rich merchant in downtown Lisbon, Portugal. About 1774-1800, to keep his sons Joseph 21 and Emmanuel out of the Army, he had the boys put on a ship for America. They were given plenty of money and cloths. On the way over, the Captain of the ship stole their money and clothes and sold them into slavery, or the ship was wrecked off the coast of America with Joseph being picked up and taken to South America while Emmanuel came to America and married Jennette Marsh in 1817. She is supposed to be a relative of Robert Morris.


Silvara, PA About 1910
Probably Named for Andrew J. Silvara
Son of Emanuel and Jeanette (Marsh) Silvara
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman
From the Leo Bolles Scrapbook Collection

Generation No. 2

2.    Emanuel Silvara (Joseph was born about. 1790 in Portugal, and died March 23 mor 25, 1853 in Silvara, PA; it is difficult to read the headstone.  He married Jeanette Marsh about 1817.  She was born about 1799 in Terrytown, PA, and died February 25, 1876 in Silvara, PA  Both are buried in the Silvara Family Cemetery, Silvara, PA

Children of Emanuel Silvara and Jeanette Marsh (not in birth order, which might be Dr. Joseph, Ben, Theodore, Andrew, Eliza, John, Emily, Lewis and Ebenezer.  We are not sure where Louisa fits in):

+    4             i.           Benjamin Morris Sylvara, born July 07, 1821 in Silvara. PA; died January 20, 1900 in Dushore, PA area.

+    5            ii.           Theodore Silvara, born October 21, 1825 in Pennsylvania; died June 08, 1903.

+    6           iii.           Andrew Jackson Silvara, born August 18, 1828 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He died in Silvara in September 1906.


Andrew J. Silvara and His Son, Manuel T. Silvara
Taken Before 1892
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman
Source: Wyalusing Rocket-Courier, April 30, 1987

      7           iv.           Eliza Ann Silvara, born before 1830 married Peter Cooley.

      8            v.           Louisa Silvara, died in infancy.

+    9           vi.           John Sylvara, born 1830 in Pennsylvania; died 1864 in Muncy, PA, drowned in the creek.

      10        vii.           Dr Joseph W. Silvara, born 1818. Joseph became a physician. He passed April 29, 1851, Palmyra Township, Hawley, Wayne County, PA Jeanette and Emanuel had their son Joseph baptized in the Windham/Braintrim Presbyterian church on December 24, 1819 or 1820. Dr. Joseph Silvara had a son, also Dr. Joseph W. Silvara, who became a well-known physician in New Jersey. You can learn more about this descendant at The Genealogy of Dr. Joseph W. Silvara.

       11       viii.      Emily Ann Silvara, born about 1833, married Charles Davisson

+    12         ix.           Lewis B Silvara, born September 1836 in Silvara, PA; died June 1905 in Danville State Hospital of creeping paralysis which affected his mind.

+    13          x.           Ebenezer L. Silvara, born December 1840 in Silvara, PA

Here is the 1850 Federal census for Tuscarora Township, PA:

Silvara Manuel 60 M 5000 Farmer POR 61 317

Silvara Jenet 50 F     PA 61 317

Silvara Theadore 25 M 2500 None PA 61 317

Silvara John 26 M   None PA 61 317

Silvara Emily 18 F     PA 61 317

Silvara Lewis 14 M     PA 61 317

Silvara Ebenezer 11 M     PA 61 317

From History of Bradford County 1770-1878 by Reverend Mr. David Craft: :

Emanuel Silvara came from Portugal. When a lad he secreted himself on a vessel bound for the United States, and was discovered when a short distance from port. On landing in America the captain sold him for three years to pay for his passage. He served his time, after which he married and came to East Spring Hill about 1839 or 1840. He bought the Crawford’s farm, and though to a great extent ignorant of our language, and destitute of all advantages of education, he accumulated a fine property. The little village which sprung up about the place where the old mansion was built is called Silvaraville in his honor. He reared a large and respectable family.

Note: The Silvaras do not appear in the 1840 Spring Hill census. There is, however, an 1844 deed transfer date for the property.

Windham/Braintrim Presbyterian Church
May 12 1832
Church Records:

This session was held at Isaac Lacey’s house and opened by prayer.  The meeting consisted of the accusations against Sister Mrs Ganet Silvara. The charges were first; she was in breach of covenant when she appears in public at the Braintrim Baptist church meeting last March. She openly declared her dissatisfaction with her self and with baptism, and openly offered her self for membership. (It is unclear as to which church is being referred to, since she is apparently already a member of the Presbyterian church at this point). It appears she was accused of using blasphemy. Not in so many words but the Rev Elijah Sturdevant was involved in hearing her use profanity. He was the witness.  Secondly, she told several members she was sorry she was baptized there, and that she had her children baptized there.  She had grievances with some Church members for 8 years now. The witnesses were John Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Zerviah Lacey.

Third she was charged with contempt! She ignored the citation to appear at an earlier date for a hearing, so contempt was charged. That meeting was to be in Isaac Lacey’s house, but she blatantly did not attend.

The Presbyterian Church records record she was dismissed for blasphemy on January 17, 1833. A special session of the board consisting of Rev George Printz, H V Champin (Spelling as recorded), J Beeman, John Smith, and H W Northrup held a hearing. After taking in all considerations, it was decided to suspend Mrs Genett Salvada (Silvara) for "blasphemy from her own mouth for her unChristian oath ____ thoughtfully taken from this manner which is satisfactory to this session of the church."  Closed by prayer,

John Smith, Clerk

Generation No. 3

      4.  Benjamin Morris Sylvara (Emanuel Silvara, Joseph was born July 07, 1821 in Silvara. PA, and died January 20, 1900 in the Dushore, PA area.  He married April 1, 1845 to Harriet L Stone.  She was born March 10, 1821 in PA, and died May 11, 1901 in Dushore, PA in her home, age 80 years 2 months 1 day.  Both are buried in the Fairview Cemetery. She was the daughter of Calvin Stone of Herrick Township, Bradford County, PA whose father was a Baptist minister.

Notes for Benjamin Morris Rylvara:

Family data indicates that Mr. Sylvara packed up his family and moved his worldly goods to Dushore, PA It took the family with the aid of a team of oxen two days to make the journey from the Laceyville area. Upon arrival the family took over the business of the towns' hotel, the Dushore House.  His business prospered in the Civil War days. His family helped run the hotel, making it a truly family business. After the War he sold his hotel and bought a saw and gristmill enterprise at what was known as Cherry Mills. However, he didn't keep those three mills long either. He sold them and invested in different real estate, including a farm.

Ingham's History of Sullivan County (1899):

            BENJAMIN M. SYLVARA. --- The deserved reward of a well-spent life is an honored retirement from business, in which to enjoy the fruits of former toil.  Today, after a useful and beneficial career, Mr. Sylvara is quietly living at his pleasant home in Dushore, Pennsylvania, surrounded by the comforts that earnest labor has brought him.  He is one of the most prominent men of Sullivan County.

            He was born at Spring Hill, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, July 7, 1821, a son of Don Emanuel Sylvara, who was born at Lisbon, Portugal, about 1790.  He came to America when a lad of fifteen years, in 1805, to escape being impressed in the army, and was well supplied with money, but it was taken from him by the captain of the ship, who bound him out to pay his passage money.  He soon escaped from his master, however, and went to Connecticut, where he found a friend in Joseph Nichols, a landlord of a hotel, with whom he remained for several years, later learning the furrier's trade and working for a time at it.  In 1816 he came to Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, and soon afterward purchased a farm in Tuscarora Township.  Clearing a portion of it, he resided thereon and followed farming until 1839, when he traded it for property at Silvara, Bradford County, where he continued to engage in agricultural pursuits until his death, in March, 1853.  Prosperity crowned his efforts and he left to each of his children a farm.  He married Miss Jeanette Marsh, and to them were born ten children, as follow: Joseph, a physician, now deceased; Benjamin M., of this review; Eliza A., wife of Peter Cooley; Theodore and Andrew J., both farmers of Bradford county; John T., deceased; Emily, wife of Charles Davisson; Lewis B., an invalid residing in Silvara; Louisa, who died in infancy; and Ebenezer L., a broker, of Perry, Michigan.  For her second husband the mother married Benjamin Dexter, but they had no children by that union.  She died in 1874.

            Benjamin M. Sylvara received a meager education in the public schools of his native place, and worked on the home farm until thirty years of age. During this time he learned the carpenter and joiner's trade.  On leaving home he moved to a farm given him by his father and later to Laceyville, Pennsylvania, where he worked at his trade for a short time. He then went on the road peddling, and later opened a store, at Norconk's Corners, Bradford County, which he sold at the end of a year and returned to his farm.  Soon afterward, however, he again went to Laceyville, where he purchased a store and conducted it for two years, returning to his farm at the end of that time.

He next made his home in Towanda, where he worked in a hotel one year, and on the 1st of May 1860, came to Dushore, where, in the spring of 1861, he became proprietor of the Dushore House, conducting that well-known hostelry for three years.  At the end of that time he opened a store and two years later bought a sawmill, gristmill and one hundred and forty acres of land.  After operating the mills for a year, he purchased a large farm near Dushore and moved thereon, being engaged in tilling the soil until 1882, when he moved to his present residence in Dushore.  He successfully engaged in the brokerage business until 1891, when he retired from active business. When the First National Bank was organized in Dushore, in 1890, he became a stockholder and director, and in January 1895, he was elected president, but retired a year later, owing to failing health.  He has always been one of Sullivan County’s most progressive and public-spirited citizens. Prior to 1860 Mr. Sylvara was a Democrat in politics, but since then has given an unwavering support to the men and measures of the Republican Party.  Always upright, honest, plainspoken and truthful, he has made no enemies, and in his declining years enjoys the love and respect of all who know him.

            On the 1st of April, 1845, Mr. Sylvara married Miss Harriet L. Stone, a daughter of Calvin Stone, of Herrick, Pennsylvania, where she was born March 10, 1821, and they have become the parents of four children:  Lucretia A., born September 19, 1846, married James H., of Olean, New York, November 2, 1874, and they have two children:  Lottie A. and Don E.; Edwin G., a merchant of Dushore, is mentioned below; Emily J., born October 7, 1852, was married July 3, 1870, to J. Newton Martin, who died January 2, 1894 [Editor's Note: This is incorrect; he died in 1884], and the children born to them were Bayard T., born August 12, 1873; Linta V., born July 29, 1876; and Dudley H., who was born November 9, 1881, and died December 30, 1883.  Mrs. Martin resides with her parents.  Ellen L., born May 13, 1855, died August 16, the same year.

            His son, Edwin G. Sylvara, became a very successful banker and merchant at the end of the ninettenth century. Here are two relevant pictures:


First National Bank of Dushore
E. G. Sylvara, Director
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman


Sylvara's Store
Edwin. G. Sylvara, Proprietor
Dushore, PA
An Old Photo Published in the Sullivan Review on March 9, 2006

The Sullivan Review
February 20 1896

Tuesday evening, February 11th, our townsman, B. M. SYLVARA, was stricken with paralysis and still lies in a helpless and critical condition. His entire right side is affected, and he is unable to talk. Some signs of improvement have been noticed. He has been in poor health for a number of years, but had been feeling much better for several months.

There are many passing references to the Sylvaras in the archives of The Sullivan Review. Here are a few samples:

The Sullivan Review
February 8, 1894

B.M. SYLVARA went to Philadelphia Tuesday to undergo an operation for cancer. E.G. SYLVARA accompanied him. Mr. SYLVARA's many friends hope that he may find permanent relief.

The Sullivan Review
April 12, 1894

The property of W.B. HOTTENSTINE, of Forks Township, was sold at assignee’s sale in this place Saturday. B.M. SYLVARA became the purchaser of the farm at $825.

In the 1850 Federal census for Tuscarora Township, Benjamin, now age 29, has his own family entry. The name is misspelled as "Salvasa".

Salvasa Benjamin 28 M 2000 Farmer PA 84 318

Salvasa Harrietta L.  29 F     PA 84 318

Salvasa Lucretia A.  4 F     PA 84 318

Salvasa Edwin G.  1 M     PA 84 318

The Streby History of Cherry (1903) records the following:

Cherry Mills derives its name from the township in which it is situated and its two mills. It is located on the Little Loyalsock Creek four miles from Dushore. In 1846, a 20-horse waterpower gristmill was erected at this point and a sawmill was built farther down the stream. A Mr. Coganhogan owned the gristmill at an early date and the place was known as Coganhogan’s Mill. The late B.M. Sylvara, of Dushore, owned the mills at one time. In 1866, the gristmill was purchased by C.S. Sick and it is now owned by his brother Joseph Sick. C.S. Sick embarked in the mercantile business in 1878 and holds the post office, which was established a little later when the place was named Cherry Mills. The sawmill is owned and operated by George J. Hartzig; he purchased the mill of William Smith who purchased it of Joseph Sick. J.G. Gross is the proprietor of the hotel; J.M. Dempsey is the village blacksmith.

The 1860 Federal census for Davidson Township, Sullivan County, PA shows the following:

26  6    6   Sylvena        Benjiman       39   M         Carpenter      300       100       PA

 27  6    6   Sylvena        Harriet        39   F                                            PA

 28  6    6   Sylvena        Lucretia       14   F                                             PA                     

 29  6    6   Sylvena        Edmond G.    11   M                                            PA                     

 30  6    6   Sylvena        Emily          8    F                                               PA                     

This appears to be the same family, although the surname has a peculiar spelling and not all the children line up. It seems they were living in Davidson at this time. But by 1880, they had relocated to Cherry Township, both in Sullivan County, PA

Here is the relevant portion of the 1880 Cherry Federal census:

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Benjaman SYLVARIA   Self   M   Male   W   58   PA   Farmer   LISBIN   PA 

 Hariett L. SYLVARIA   Wife   M   Female   W   59   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 Edwin G. SYLVARIA   Son   M   Male   W   31   PA   Farmer   PA   PA 

 Elizebeth S. SYLVARIA   DauL   M   Female   W   20   PA   Boarder   PA   PA 

 Mark RICHARDSON   Other   S   Male   W   16   PA   Labourer   LONDON LONDON 

The Sullivan Review
May 16, 1901

Mrs. Harriet L. Sylvara, wife of the late B.M. Sylvara, died at her home in this place Saturday, May 11, 1901, aged 80 years, two months and one day.

The funeral services were held at the house on Tuesday, May 14, Rev. J.W. Klingler officiating. Interment was made at Bahr's Hill.

She is survived by three children, Mrs. Hughes, of Olean, N.Y., Mrs. E.J. Martin, and E.G. Sylvara of this place

The four children of Benjamin Sylvara and Harriet Stone were:

      14           i.           Lucretia Sylvara, born September 14, 1846 in Silvara, PA  She was married to James H. Hughes November 1874, near Dushore, PA, by an Evangelical minister. James,born in Canda, lived in Olean, New York. Lucretia taught school in Cherry Township Sullivan County. At Cherry Mills, she had nearly 60 students. She later went on to Danville, New York to teach. They had two children: Lottie A. and Don E. Hughes.

Their son, Don Emanuel Hughes, later wrote a book, published in 1953, about his Sylvara ancestry. Here is an excerpt from that source entitled My Mother's Family:

My mother's name was Lucretia A. Sylvara. Don Sylvara, her grandfather, was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in the year 1790, and at the age of fifteen, in company with his brother hid as stowaways in a vessel bound for America. In mid-ocean a great storm overtook them and they were shipwrecked and drifted about for many days before they were rescued by two ships, one headed for the United States and the other for South America. Unhappily for the brothers, Joseph was included with the members of the crew and passengers bound for South America, while Don was allotted to the other ship bound for the United States. They never heard from each other again.

Upon landing at the port of Philadelphia, Don apprenticed himself to a furrier. In time he became a furrier himself, and prospered so well that he was able to buy large tracts of land in the wilds of northern Pennsylvania. In those days it was a long and hazardous journey from Philadelphia to his holdings far to the north, but he did it. Immediately his genius and enterprise as a businessman became manifest, for he lost no time in improving his large and extensive holdings. These covered a greater part of southeastern Bradford County.

He became wealthy according to the standards of the country at that time, and considered most eligible bachelor, was highly respected by his Yankee neighbors. It was not long before he was joined in marriage to Janet Marsh, the youngest daughter of the prominent Marsh family. She was eighteen and he was in his late twenties. The marriage was a very happy one. Don thought so much of his wife that he built for her a church - a Protestant church, in reference to her faith, though he himself was a devout Roman Catholic. The church was erected beside their home and each Sunday after the services they entertained the congregation with dinner, for there were no bounds to Janet's energy and good will. At all times they were generous and hospitable to a fault. Janet Marsh many times impressed upon her children that she was directly descended from Robert Morris, the famous financier of the Revolutionary War, It will be remembered that Robert Morris loaned his entire fortune of thirty five million dollars to the Revolutionary cause. But it was never repaid. The only property left to him was large land grants of land in northern Pennsylvania. It was upon these lands that his descendants settled, including Janet's family.

The Federal census for Allegheny, Cattaraugus County, New York for 1880 shows:

James HUGHES   Self   M   Male   W   38   CAN   Oil Operator   IRE   IRE 

Lucretie HUGHES   Wife   M   Female   W   33   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

                           Lotta HUGHES   Dau   S   Female   W   4   PA      CAN   PA 

                           Frank HUGHES   Son   S   Male   W   3M   PA      CAN   PA 
This may be Don Emanuel, or perhaps a child that did not survive until adulthood.

+    15          ii.           Emily J Sylvara, born October 7, 1852; died in September 1925.

+    16         iii.           Edwin G Sylvara, born July 1849; died November 30, 1924.

+    16         iii.           Ellen L Sylvara  born May 13, 1855 and died August 16, 1855

      5.  Theodore Silvara (Emanuel, Joseph was born October 21, 1825 in Pennsylvania, and died June 08, 1903.  He married Margaret E Newman April 28, 1852.  She was born July 1834, likely in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and died in 1930.  Both are buried in the Quinby Cemetery, Silvara, PA. Here is a copy of his will located in the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda, PA:

The Last will and Testament of THEODORE SILVARA

Know all Men by their presents that I Theodore Silvara of Tuscarora in the County of Bradford and state of Pennnylvania, shoemaker, being of sound disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament. Items: I leave to my beloved wife, Margaret E. Newman Silvara, all my property both personal and real estate for her own use and benefit.
I Theodore Silvara do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife ,Margaret E. Newman Silvara my sole executor to settle my estate of this my last will and testament.
This indenture made the thirteenth day of June eighteen hundred and ninety five.
Signed sealed, published and declared by the said Theodore Silvara as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, subscribed our names as witnesses.

Witnessess: Theodore S1lvara (T.S)
Emma E. Wood
Alpheus B. Crawford

Proof of the death of Theodore S1lvara on the 8th day of June A.D. 1903 made. Admitted as probate June 27th, 1903.

The 1860 Federal Census for Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA indicates:

Sylvara      Theodore      34  M               Farmer      1600      257      PA

Sylvara      Margaret      25  F                                        PA

Sylvara      Caroline      11   F                                        PA

Sylvara      Chas      6    M                                       PA

Sylvara      Casendana    4    F                                        PA

Sylvara      Willie      1    M                                       PA

The 1880 Federal census for Silvara, Tuscarora Township census indicates:

167 169 Silvara Theodore 55 M hus farmer PA Portugal PA

167 169  Margaret E. 45 F wife housekeeper PA PA PA

167 169  Lewella J. 21 F dau  PA PA PA

According to the 1900 census, they are in Silvara, Tuscarora Township, married 48 years. She is listed as being born in 1825 but is 65 years old which calculates to 1834, which coincides with the other census. They had borne 5 children, with 2 still living. Cassedena and  Luella were still living.

The Children of Theodore Silvara and Margaret Newman were:

      17           i.           Caroline Silvara, born 1849.

+    18          ii.           Charles W Silvara, born February 13, 1854; died August 29, 1885.

+    19         iii.           Cassedena Sylvara, born 1856; died February 05, 1940.

      20         iv.           Luella Silvara, born 1859 according to headstone readings; died December 01, 1940 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.  She married Fred L. Hoadley; born 1852; died August 14, 1932 in Skinners Eddy, Pennsylvania.  Burial: December 05, 1940, the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA


Grave Marker
Louella Silvara Hoadley (1859-1940)
Beaver Meadows Cemetery
Bradford County, PA
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman

The 1880 Federal census for Tuscarora Township indicates:

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Chas. O. HOADLY   Self   M   Male   W   37   PA   Wagon Maker   CT   PA 

 Harriet A. HOADLY   Wife   M   Female   W   26   PA   Keeps House   PA   PA 

 Fred L. HOADLY   Brother   S   Male   W   27   PA   Laborer   CT   PA 

21         v.            William Silvara, born 1859.  Some sources refer to him as Edgar.

6.    Andrew Jackson Silvara (Emanuel, Joseph) was born August 18, 1828 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He died in Silvara in September 1906.  He married Margaret E. Taylor on October 31, 1855. Margaret was born in October 1844, a daughter of Thomas Taylor who was a prominent farmer from Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  A. J. and Margaret are now known to be buried in Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Bradford County, PA [See the grave marker photos below]. In the 1892 taxables list for Tuscarora Township, A J Silvara has 170 acres and he is a merchant.

The 1860 Tuscarora Federal census indicates:

Silvara A.J. 31 M   Farmer 2500 768 PA      

Silvara Margaret 26 F         PA      

Silvara Cora 4 F         PA      

Silvara Emanuel 3 M         PA      

Silsby Phebe 31 F   Servant     PA      

Potter Thos 21 M   Day Laborer   25 PA

The 1880 Federal census for Tuscarora indicates

262 269 Silvara Andrew J. 51 M hus merchant PA Portugal PA

262 269  Margaret E. 46 F wife housekeeper PA NJ NY

262 269  Tracy A. 14 M son wks. on farm PA PA PA

262 269  Lily 12 F dau attend. school PA PA PA

262 269  Winkley 7 M son attend. school PA PA PA

The 1900 Tuscarora Township census shows us the parents were married 44 years. The same census says Margaret's parents were born in Scotland (father) and New York (mother). They had borne 6 children; 3 were still living.

From the Bradsby History of Bradford County, PA, we find:

A. J. Silvara, a merchant, Silvara, was born in Tuscarora Township, this County, Aug. 18, 1828, a son of Manuel and Jeanette (Marsh) Silvara, the former of whom was born in Portugal, and when about seventeen years of age, came to America, and worked for a man by the name of Nichols, learning the mason’s trade, which he continued about three years, and then removed to the then wilderness of Bradford and located on what is now Spring Hill; there he cleared up a farm, which after a few years residence he exchanged for wild land around where the hamlet of Silvara now stands. Here he resided nearly fifty years, and was largely instrumental in clearing up and settling the country about him; he has always been a farmer and lumber man, and built two of the first sawmills of this section; by the time of his death he accumulated a considerable fortune in money besides a large track of land containing over 800 acres. His family consisted of the following children: Joseph, a doctor (now deceased); BM, a merchant and banker of Dushore, Pennsylvania; Eliza Ann, married to Peter Cooley (deceased); Theodore, a retired farmer, of Tuscarora Township; A.J.; John, who was accidentally drowned in Muncy Creek, Pennsylvania; Emily, married to Charles Davidson (deceased); LB, a traveling salesman, residing in Silvara; E L., speculator and broker, of Perry, Michigan. A J. Silvara passed his boyhood on a farm, and received a limited common school education; at his majority he began business for himself, adapting farming as an occupation. After fifteen years he entered mercantile business in the hamlet of Silvara, opening a store in a building where he continued about five years, and then built the room he now occupies, where he has continued in business to the present time, conducting a general store. Besides his mercantile business he owns about 230 acres of valuable land and various building lots, etc. Mr. Silvara was united in marriage, Oct. 31, 1855, with Margaret E., daughter of Thomas Taylor, a prominent farmer of Tuscarora, and has a family of five children: Cora Edna, married to BP Raub, a steam sawmill owner, of Emporium, Pennsylvania; M.T., married to Francis Bunnell, a farmer of Wyoming County; T. A., married to Ethna Bennett, a farmer of Silvara; Lillie E. and Hinkley S. Politically Mr. Silvara is a Republican, and has filled the various town offices; in 1870 he was appointed Postmaster at Silvara, and with the exception of four years under Cleveland's administration has filled the office since. Mr. Silvara ranks well toward the front among the successful men of the County.



Grave Marker
Andrew Jackson and Margaret E. (Taylor) Silvara
Husband and Wife
Camptown Cemetery
Bradford County, PA
Photos Courtesy of Pat Carey

  The children of Andrew Silvara and Margaret E. Taylor were:

      22           i.           Cora Edna Silvara, 1855 - 1929 married Benjamin Preston Raub 1853-1923. Both are buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA  John W Raub is on the same headstone with dates of 1878 to 1961

 Federal Census for Dimock, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania 1880 indicates:

 B. P. RAUB   Self   M   Male   W   27   PA   Farmer   NJ   NJ 

 C. E. RAUB   Wife   M   Female   W   25   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 A. L. RAUB   Son   S   Male   W   8   PA   At School   PA   PA 

 J. W. RAUB   Son   S   Male   W   2   PA      PA   PA 

 M. C. CULVER   Other   S   Female   W   19   PA   Servant   PA   PA 

   + 23          ii.      Manuel T. Silvara, born 1857 in Pennsylvania; died August 14, 1892 at age 35 years, 1 month, 13 days.

   + 24          iii.      Tracy A. Silvara, born about 1866.  He married Ethna Luetta Bennett on September 23, 1885; born November 24, 1864 in PA (data from the Sturdevant Family Bible). Marriage date: September 23, 1885, Spring Hill, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA. See following notice:

Source: Leo Bolles Collection
Unsourced newspaper clipping
1885

SILVARA – BENNETT

-- At the residence of John Clapper, Esp., in Tuscarora township, by Rev. David Craft, Sept, 23, 1885, Mr Tracy A. Silvara and Miss Ethna L. Bennett, both of Silvara.

Their children were:

i. Floyd Manville Silvara, born 1891; married Ruth Berry, no children; picture shown below
+ 25 ii. Lily Silvara, born about 1868
+ 26 ii. Winkley Silvara, born about 1873


Floyd Manville Silvara
About 1915
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman
Source: Dorothy Bennett, Bennett Genealogy, 1977

Note There was likely another child of Andrew Silvara and Margaret Taylor that died before the 1900 census. The census records 6 children altogether having been born to the parents.

      9.  John Sylvara (Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) was born 1830 in Pennsylvania, and died 1864 in Muncy, PA, drowned in the creek. He is buried in Old Sonestown Cemetery, Sonetown, PA.  He married Sarah Bixby March 26, 1856 in Bainbridge, New York, daughter of Chandler Bixby and Urania Stackwell/Stockwell.  She was born April 02, 1832 in Bainbridge, New York, and died October 13, 1906 in Lucas County, Iowa. She is buried in the Fletcher Cemetery, Iowa with her second husband Isaac Sones.  More on this family can be found under the Sones History on the Sullivan Gen Web site at the Sones and Stevenson Family History


John Sylvara (1830-1864)
Grave Marker
Old Sonestown Cemetery
Sonestown, Sullivan County, PA
Photo Contributed by Tina Pastusic

The 1860 Federal Census for Tuscarora shows

Sylvara      John      30  M               Pedlar             200      PA

Sylvara      Sarah      31  F                                        PA

Sylvara      Isaac      3    M                                       PA

Shaw   Sam      22  M                                      

 John Sylvara's headstone in the old Sonestown Cemetery records that he was born in 1830, the son of Emanuel and Jeanette Silvara. He operated a store in Sonestown during the Civil War era.

The following review of Civil War records and pension applications for Sarah Bixby Sylvara Sones, John's widow and subsequently the wife of Isaac Sones, was contributed by Melody Spence:

Isaac SONES enlisted on 09 October 1861 at Georgetown, PA and served as a teamster or wagoner in Company F, 84th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered in on 24 December 1861. In 1862, 1863, and 1864 he was sick in the hospital in Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD. Later, Isaac was court-martialed for desertion but was acquitted on 11 April 1864, and discharged on 28 April 1864.

At enlistment he said he was born in Lycoming County, PA, was 39 years of age, 6 ft 1 1/2 inches tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and a farmer. His disability discharge states in April 1864 that he had been unfit for duty for 60 days in the last 2 months. A surgeon's report said he had hypertrophy of the heart with dilation, chronic ulcer on the left leg, and that some of these diseases existed prior to enlistment. He desired to be addressed at Georgetown, PA This currently appears to be a town northwest of Pittsburgh, near the Ohio border. Perhaps this was a demobilization point for the military, or perhaps there was some locality by this name in Sullivan County, although it is unknown to the historians who contribute to this site.

In 1889, his 2nd wife Sarah, of Lacona, Warren County, Iowa, age 60, applied for a widow's pension. She had remained his widow. Children of her deceased husband who were under 16 years of age at his death: 1) Rosa C. Sones, born 26 June 1865 at Union County, PA; 2) Ira W. Sones, born 10 October 1868 at Union County; her deceased husband had three children from his first marriage under 16 years old: Peter Sones, "Ellis" Sones, and "Isaacher" Sones, but she could not give exact ages and where born.

Edmond Bennett was a witness for her in October 1890. He stated that he was well acquainted with the late Isaac Sones and was raised in the same county and was with him when he married Sarah E. Sylvara. He also knew Matilda Sones, former wife of Isaac, and she died in Sullivan County in January 1864. In October 1890, Jane Chappell of Oakley, Lucas County, Iowa said that she knew Sarah E. Sones and the said soldier well in his lifetime: I was present at their home at the birth of Rosa C. Sones on 26 June 1865 in Union County, PA and was present at the home of Sarah in Lucas County, Iowa when Rosa died on 25 November 1881. I was also present at the home of Isaac and Sarah within two days of when their son Ira W. Sones was born 10 October 1868.

Dr. H. Hayden of Lucas County stated in August 1891 that Isaac suffered from 1870 until his death from chronic diarrhea and consumption of the bowels. He was a very poor and thin man wasted from this disease. Harvey S. Wells of Williamsport, PA wrote on 18 August 1891 that Isaac Sones, before the late war, was a robust man, and worked on a farm and in the woods when he enlisted. When he was discharged, he was so bad off that he could scarcely walk without assistance.

T. S. Simmons, age 51, of Sonestown, PA in March 1893 stated that he knew Isaac Sones and worked many a day with him. He took sick while a teamster with the wagon train and was sent to the hospital where he remained a long time. Said Simmons: When he was discharged, I carried his knapsack to the train about 160 rods for he was not able to carry it. After discharge, I saw him often and also saw him in the summer of 1870 in Iowa where he was still suffering and a wreck.

Sarah was granted a widow's pension and was dropped from the rolls at her death

The Federal Census for Otter Creek, Lucas County, Iowa in 1880 indicates:

Sarah E. SONES   Self   W <Widowed> Female   W <White>   50 NY Farmer NY   NY 
Note: This is Sarah E. Bixby Silvara Sones.

 Rosetta SONES   Dau <Daughter>   S <Single> Female   W <White>   14   PA  PA   NY 

 Ira W. SONES   Son   S <Single>   Male   W <White>   11   PA   At School   PA   NY 

 Charles SILVERA   Son   S <Single>   Male   W <White>   18   PA   Farmer   PA   NY 

 The children of John Sylvara and Sarah Bixby were:

      27           i.           LaBarre Isaac Silvara, born January 08, 1857 in Spring Hill, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA; died December 05, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, 76 years 10 months, 27 days.  Burial: Fletcher Cemetery, Iowa

The Sullivan Review
December 27, 1933

LaBarre Isaac Silvara of Des Moines, Iowa, died December 5th 1933 in a hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Mr. Silvara was a son of the late John and Sarah E. (Bixby) Silvara.

He was born on a farm in Spring Hill, Tuscarora township, Bradford county, January 8, 1857, and therefore was 76 years, 10 months and 27 days old.

When he was a small boy his parents moved to Sonestown, Sullivan County, where his father was accidentally drowned in Muncy creek. His body was buried in the old cemetery at Sonestown.

His mother later married Isaac Sones and moved to Iowa where they made their home. After moving to Iowa, LaBarre Silvara made his home with his uncle, Charles Bixby, until he became old enough to earn his own living. He received his early education in the country schools and after teaching for several years he entered Drake University, where he graduated and was admitted to the bar for the practice of law.

For many years he served the people of Des Moines, Iowa as police court judge. Growing tired of politics he entered the business world and his activities carried him into many states. It was easy for him to make friends, many of whom remained steadfast until his death. He was a man of lofty ideals and for these he suffered many hardships. Quoting from his home paper " It fell to his choice to remain unmarried and therefore he leaves behind no broken family circle. His last years were lived in private, away from the masses."

One brother, Charles O. Silvara and one half-brother Isaac Sones of Liberty Center, Iowa, survive him. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren church of Norwood, Iowa, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. Perry O. Silvara, of Webb City, Mo, a nephew, officiated, assisted by Rev. Watts of Norwood. Interment was made in the Fletcher cemetery beside his mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Sones.

LaBarre Silvara was a nephew of the late Benjamin Sylvara of this place.

In the 1880 Federal census, "Isaac" Silvara was in Dayton, Cedar County, Iowa with the Mary Decker family.

+    28          ii.           Charles Odell Sylvara, born August 13, 1861 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA; died September 23, 1950 in Chariton, Iowa.

12.    Lewis B Silvara (Emanuel, Joseph) was born September 1836 in Silvara, PA, and died June 1905 in Danville State Hospital of creeping paralysis, which affected his mind. He operated a sewing machine repair business at some point in Silvara, as indicated by the newspaper ad pictured below this biological sketch.  He married (1) Eliza Keeler October 22, 1857 in the Spring Hill Church, Tuscarora township, Bradford County, PA, they divorced April 11, 1892. Eliza went to visit her daughter and never returned. She was the daughter of John Keeler and Elizabeth Gregory and was born 1843 in Keelerville, Pennsylvania. She passed in 1907 [see death notice below].  L B  married (2) Jennie Beeman April 26, 1892 in Pennsylvania; they divorced in 1903 on cruelty grounds. 

Lewis and his first wife, from whom he separated, are both recorded as being buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany, PA We find this family surname spelled both ways, "Silvara" and "Sylvara".Information on this family was obtained from Bruce Truesdale, Dorothy Bennett and the Bennett Family Genealogy. We have also been advised by two grandchildren to Lewis who are interested in genealogy: Alice Waltman of New Jersey, and Forrest Wilcox

Death Notice for Eliza (Keeler) Silvara

Source: Undated and unattributed newspaper clipping found in the Scrapbooks of Lou Mericle:

Mrs. Eliza Silvara widow of Lewis Silvara of New Albany, died Saturday morning April 6, 1907. Funeral was last Monday morning. Mrs. W. F. Wilcox was a daughter, and was there when she died.


L. B. Silvara Sewing Machine Repairs
Advertisement in Local Newspaper
Identify of Paper and Date Unknown
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman
From the Leo Bolles Scrpabook Collection

In 1885, Lewis was living in Silvara operating a Travelers Home, but by 1900 he was in New Albany with his son John operating a sewing machine shop.

 The 1860 Federal Census for Wyalusing, PA shows L. B. Sylvara and family living right next door to the Keelers.

614 605 Sylvara L.B 23 M   Farmer 1000 450 PA        

Sylvara Eliza 21 F         PA        

Sylvara Alice 2 F         PA        

In 1898 Eliza was living in Merryall, PA  According to an article in the Wyalusing newspaper, she took legal action against her husband, but for what reason we do not know.

The 1880 Federal Census for Forest Lake, Susquehanna County, PA, shows:

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Eliza B. SILVARA   Self   M   Female   W   41   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 Alice E. SILVARA   Dau   S   Female   W   21   PA   At Home   PA   PA 

 Clinton L. SILVARA   Son   S   Male   W   12   PA   At School   PA   PA 

 Gertie B. SILVARA   Dau   S   Female   W   6   PA   At School   PA   PA 

 Bessie M. SILVARA   Dau   S   Female   W   4   PA      PA   PA 

 Floy E. SILVARA   Dau   S   Female   W   1   PA      PA   PA 

 Elisabeth DRAPER   Other   M   Female   W   60   PA      PA   PA 

The children of Lewis Silvara and Eliza Keeler were:

            29            i.            Alice E Silvara, born August 20, 1858 in Merryall, PA She died March 11, 1949.  Alice married Corrington J Sumner October 20, 1886. He was born March 11, 1845. In the 1880 Wyalusing census he was married to "Zellia" and had children named Sadie, Clarence and George. He was the son of George and Lydia Bunnell Sumner.

Note:  Zellia would be the first wife of Corrington, Rozella Nancy Ackley, daughter of Ferris Ackley and Emeline Camp.  Rozella was born 14 Aug 1848 and died 23 May 1885.

 Alice Silvara and Corrington Sumner had the following children:

 George Lewis Sumner June 1888-

 John Edward Sumner January 28, 1890-September 18, 1890, buried in the Ackley Cemetery

 Charles Raymond Sumner August 12, 1892/1893-June 7, 1970, married Ione Keeney

 Frances Willard Sumner October 31, 1900-, married Harry Frisbee.


Charles "Raymond" and George Lewis Sumner
Children of Corrington J. and Alice E. (Silvara) Sumner
About 1894
Photo Courtesy of Sylvara Family

In her lifetime Alice was an accomplished musician, writing about 40 hymns. They lived in Wyalusing and New Albany where she was active in the Methodist churches. Here is a link to one of her religious musical pieces, Able to Save, published in 1907. You can even play and listen to the music by clicking here: Able to Save: Soundscript.

      30          ii.           Ida Silvara, born about 1860.

+    31         iii.           John Keeler Silvara, born April 1863; died September 16, 1934.

      32         iv.           Clinton L Silvara, born 1868.  He married Rebecca Hatch.

Clinton was a piano tuner by trade residing in Silvara, New Albany and also in New York.

       33         v.      Gertrude Bell Silvara, born July 23, 1873 in Birchardville, PA; died June 16, 1924 in Wyoming.  She married (1) Robert Elliot Hall February 02, 1893 in Leavenworth, Kansas; died April 19, 1910.  She married (2) Joseph Sommer 1914 in Colorado.

      34         vi.      Bessie M Silvara, born 1874; died 1944.

      35         vi.      Floye Silvara, born 1879; died October 1911.  She married R R Campbell October 14, 1911.

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13.    Ebenezer L Silvara (Emanuel, Joseph was born December 24, 1840, He moved to Perry, Shiawassee County,Michigan. The large Silvara headstone in the Alton Cemetery, Bennington, Michigan reads: "E.L. SILVARA, GAR 1845-1909 marker Post 205". Here is a photo taken by Glen Geirland in 2008. Note the birth date discrepancy.


Ebenezer L. Silvara
Grave Marker
Alton Cemetery, Bennington, MI
Photo Courtesy of Glen Geirland

Generation No. 4

      15.  Emily J. Sylvara (Benjamin Morris, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) was born October 7, 1852 and died in September 1925.

She married July 3, 1870 to J Newton Martin.  He died January 01, 1884.  Buried: Near the Quinn School House, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA 

Emily and Harriet, her mother, are both listed as widows living together in the 1900 Dushore census. Her brother Edwin’s family is next door.

Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
January 10, 1884

About two weeks ago, J. Newton MARTIN and family, came to this place, to visit Mrs. MARTIN’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. SYLVARA, preparatory to going west. On Saturday evening, Dec. 29th, their youngest child, a boy aged about 2 years, grew suddenly ill and died during the night. The funeral was held on Tuesday evening, Dec. 31st. Mr. MARTIN was taken seriously ill and a physician summoned, who pronounced the disease diphtheria in the worse form. And he died on Wednesday evening, Jan. 1st, only forty-eight hours after being ill. This second sudden death was almost more than the grief-stricken wife and mother could bear, and for several days she was seriously ill owing to the severe strain. She is much better now.

The body was embalmed at once, and Mr. MARTIN’s parents, who reside at Pawnee Rock, Kansas, were summoned. They started immediately for this place, reaching here on Monday. Funeral services were held on Tuesday. He was buried according to the rules and with honors of the Masonic fraternity, he being a member of the Dushore Lodge. Interment in the Cemetery near the Quinn School House in Cherry.

Newton Martin was a member of the Colley Grange. He served during the years 1882-3 as secretary of our Agricultural Society.

The children of Emily Sylvara and J. Newton Martin were:

Bayard T Martin born August 12, 1873;died February 11, 1961

Sun-Gazette
Williamsport, PA
February 13, 1961

DUSHORE --- Bayard Taylor Martin, 87, who published and edited the Sullivan County Review, a weekly newspaper, for more than 40 years, until two years ago, died in a Dushore nursing home Saturday afternoon, February 11, 1961, following a long illness.
Mr Martin was a life-long resident of Sullivan County, son of J. Newton and Emily J. Sylvara Martin. He attended the Sullivan County schools. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran church of Dushore and charter member of the Men’s Brotherhood of the Church. He served as Sunday School Teacher superintendent a number of years.
He was a charter member of the Lion’s Club and the Dushore Fire Co. He was charter member and past president and director of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, and charter member of the Sullivan Historical Society.
Mr Martin was a past director and aided in the organization of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Assn. He was a member of the Sullivan County Sportsmen; past master of Cherry Grange No 1224 Dushore Lodge IOOF and Sullivan Encampment 277; member of the Knights of Maccabees, Towanda Rod and Gun Club; Bradford County Historical Society and Sullivan County Agricultural Society.
He was a member of Evergreen Lodge F&AM 163, of Monroeton; the Towanda Scottish Scottish_Rite Club and the Williamsport Consistory. Mr Martin served as associate judge of Sullivan County from January 1, 1923, to December 31, 1929.
During World War I, he was federal food administrator for the county. He served as school director of Dushore for several terms and was vice president of the Sullivan County Board of Public Assistance.
About two years ago he sold his newspaper and job printing business to the Towanda Daily Review.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs James F Heller, at home, two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
The Rev H Joseph Slesser, his pastor, will officiate at the services.
Services will be held at 10:45 am on Wednesday at McHenry’s, 119 Carpenter St, Dushore, followed by services at 11 am in the Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.

Linta V Martin born July 29, 1876          

Dudley H Martin, born November 09, 1881 and died December 28, 1883. Buried: December 31, 1883, Near the Quinn School House Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA

      16.  Edwin G Sylvara (Benjamin Morris, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) was born July 1849, and died November 30, 1924.  He married Sarah E. Albertson May 1, 1879. She was born 1860, and died November 08, 1931. They were both buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Dushore, PA. She was the daughter of Samuel Albertson. The 1900 Dushore Federal Census records her birth date as  February 1861.  It records they were married 21 years.


Edwin G. and Sarah E. (Albertson) Sylvara
Grave Marker
Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, PA
Photo Courtesy of Vickie Sylvara

Ingham’s History of Sullivan County, 1899 records:

            EDWIN GRANVILLE SYLVARA, one of the leading merchants of Dushore, was born in Tuscarora township, Bradford county, obtained his primary education in the public schools of Sullivan county, and later attended Dickinson Seminary, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  In 1869 he secured a position as bookkeeper with Charles Pugh, a wholesale grocer of Wilkes-Barre, where he remained ten years, and on returning to Dushore engaged in the butter business until 1884.  In that year, in company with J. D. Reeser, he opened a general store, and together they conducted the business until 1891, when he purchased Mr. Reeser's interest and has since been alone.  He carries one of the largest and finest lines of general merchandise in Sullivan County, occupying a large double store, and he is one of the most progressive and enterprising businessmen in this region. He employs five clerks, and in connection with his general mercantile business also deals largely in country produce.

            Mr. Sylvara was married May 1, 1879, to Miss Sarah E. Albertson, daughter of Samuel Albertson, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who was born in Burlington, New Jersey, of Quaker stock, and was for thirty years superintendent of the Wolf, Hard & Company's glass works at Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. Sylvara have two children: Leland A., born March 8, 1880; and Benjamin M., born September 24, 1890.

            Mr. Sylvara has a high standing in the Masonic fraternity, belonging to the blue lodge, chapter and commandery of Pittston, Pennsylvania, the consistory at Towanda, and the Lu Lu Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Philadelphia. In his political affiliations he is a Republican, and he has held the offices of school director and auditor in his borough.  As a citizen he ever stands ready to discharge every duty devolving upon him, and he receives and merits the high regard of the entire community


1907 Calendar Plate
"Compliments of E. G. SYLVARA, General Merchant, DUSHORE, PA"
Measures 9 1/4 inches and has a gold calendar with a fancy border, and four transfer of pretty ladies. The gold edge is worn, as is the calendar, but is still legible. No chips or cracks and no discoloring.
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman
Source: eBay Auction in April 2004

Here is a report of his service on the Dushore school board:

14 Jun 1894
Sullivan Review:

ELKLAND

The Dushore School Board organized Friday night, June 8, as follows: President, Fred NEWELL; Secretary, Hon. B.S. COLLINS; Treasurer, F.H. FARRELL; R.H. BREWER, E.G. SYLVARA, W.J. LAWRENCE. After discussing the financial situation the board adjourned to meet Monday evening, June 25, when the tax rate for 1894 will be fixed. It is the intention to engage the teachers at the regular July meeting, the second Monday in the month.

Inghams History once again:

    JOHN D. REESER, one of the leading retail merchants of Sullivan County, was born in Dushore, where he still resides, March 15, 1861.  He received his education in the public schools of his native place and, when eighteen years of age, opened a confectionery store, which about a year later he converted into a general dry-goods store.  In 1884 he took as his partner E. G. Sylvara and continued the business until 1891, when he sold his interest to Mr. Sylvara and opened his present establishment, which is one of the finest general department dry-goods and millinery stores in this section of the state. 

Here is the obituary for Sarah Sylvara:

The Sullivan Review
November 18, 1931

A serious accident occurred in Dushore on Tuesday evening, November 17th at about 10:30 o’clock, which resulted in the death a short time later of Mrs. E.G. Sylvara.

She had been attending a meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of which order she was chaplain, at their rooms in the Grange building, and was returning home, accompanied by Miss Emma Cole. At the Main Street Bridge, Mrs. Sylvara started across the street towards her home, when an automobile, which was driven by William Erb, of Carpenter Street, struck her. She was thrown to the ground, suffering a crushed arm, badly lacerated head, and internal injuries.

She was taken at once to the home of W. Floyd Kast of Water Street, where Dr. Dailey gave first aid. She was then removed to the Packer hospital at Sayre in the Tubach ambulance. Mrs. Lotta Zeigler, a niece, and Mrs. C.A. Raub accompanied her. She remained conscious until they were nearly at the hospital, when she entered a coma, from which she never rallied. Her life passed out at about three o’clock.

The body was brought to the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. L.A. Hughes, from whose home funeral service will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. W.H. Fehr, pastor of Zion Lutheran church will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery.

She is a widow of the late E. G. Sylvara of this place and is survived by one son, Ben M. Sylvara, a Veteran of the World War, and two sisters, Mrs. Susie Phillips of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Nellie Springer of Ashtabula, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews..

The children of Edwin Sylvara and Sarah E were:

38. i. Leland A Sylvara, born March 8, 1880

ii Benjamin Sylvara, born September  24,1890.

      18.  Charles W. Silvara (Theodore, Emanuel, Joseph) was born February 13, 1854, and died August 29, 1885.  He married Alzaida Gertrude Tubbs, daughter of Miner Tubbs and Margaret Dawson.  She was born April 06, 1859 in Susquehanna County, PA, and died April 07, 1915.  Charles was buried in the Silvara Cemetery, Silvara, PA

The children of Charles Silvara and Alzaida Tubbs were:

      39           i.           Margaret Silvara, born October 17, 1879; died August 01, 1880.

+    40          ii.           Goldie Grizelda Silvara, born October 24, 1885 in Transue, Susquehanna County, PA

19.    Cassedena Sylvara, known as Dena (Theodore, Emanuel, Joseph) was born 1856, and died February 05, 1940.  She married Amos Pennypacker Beeman March 05, 1878 in Bradford County, PA, son of Joseph Beeman and Elizabeth Buck. He was born July 04, 1843 in Merryall, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and died November 02, 1909 in Silvara. PA  Burial place for both: Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, PA 

         His first wife was Matilda Montgomery, who died September 7, 1877. They had at least 5 children.

The children of Cassedena Sylvara and Amos Beeman were:

      41           i.           Forrest "Zell" Beeman, born May 04, 1882 in Silvara. PA; died February 01, 1944.  He married Bessie Sims on December 07, 1904.

       42         ii.      Denton Theodore Beeman, born September 02, 1884 in Silvara. PA; died March 10, 1900.

      43         iii.           Charles Miner Beeman, born March 28, 1887 in Silvara. PA; died July 23, 1950.  He married A. Ruth Barrowcliff on February 25, 1911; born June 24, 1892; died July 03, 1915.

       44        iv.      Blennie Beva Beeman, born March 09, 1891 in Silvara. PA; died March 31,     1973.  She married William Jayne on April 15, 1912.

      45          v.      Alma Philena Beeman, born March 18, 1893 in Silvara. PA; died June 20, 1916.  She married Walter Bunnell on October 29, 1913.

The Federal Census for Tuscarora, Bradford County, Pennsylvania for 1880 indicates:

Amos P. BEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   36   PA   Carpenter   PA   PA 

Dana L. BEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   24   PA   Keeping House   ---   PA 

23.    Manuel Silvara (Andrew Jackson, Emanuel, Joseph) was born in 1857 in Pennsylvania, and died August 14, 1892 at the age of 35 years, 1 month, 13 days.   Burial: Silvara Cemetery, Silvara, PA He married Mary Frances Bunnell March 01, 1880, daughter of Aaron Bunnell and Clementine Lane.  Mary Frances was born July 18, 1858 in Russell Hill, PA, and died September 13, 1893 in Silvara, PA She is interred in the Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, PA

The 1880 Tuscarora Township Census shows:

181 184 Silvara Manuel T. 23 M hus farmer PA PA PA

181 184 Silvara Frances M. 22 F wife housekeeper PA PA PA

181 184 Benjamin Eliza 22 F servant dom. servant PA PA PA

181 184 Bunnell Eleanor R. 11 F sister-in-lw PA PA PA

 The children of Manuel Silvara and Mary Bunnell were:

      46           i.           Herridon A. "Harry" Silvara, born December 30, 1880; died Feburary 15, 1927. He married Belle A. Lyon on 11 Jun 1901; she was born about 1881 in Pennsylvania.

Utica Daily Press
Utica, NY
February 15, 1927

Unable to Furnish Bail Binghamton Man Ends Life

Binghamton – Feb 15 (AP) Despondent because he was unable to furnish $1,000 bail for his appearance in Federal Court to answer a charge of violating the Volstead law, Harry Silvara committed suicide today by inhaling gas in the kitchen of his apartment. Silvara had been paroled in the custody of his attorney until today when he was to have furnished bail.

      47          ii.           Eva Clementine Silvara, born November 09, 1885.

      28.  Charles Odell Sylvara (John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) was born August 13, 1861 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA, and died September 23, 1950 in Chariton, Iowa.  He married Lucinda Evaline Haltom on December 20, 1882.  She was born October 01, 1863 in Lucas County, Iowa, and died November 20, 1955 in Chariton, Iowa.

The following family history was found on the posted Family Treemaker program, number 11:

The children of Charles Sylvara and Lucinda Haltom were:

      48           i.           Roy O Sylvara, born August 22, 1891 in Iowa; died April 1979 in Chariton,Lucas County,Iowa.  He married Kate Storm September 20, 1914 in Lucas County, Iowa; born June 14, 1895 and died November 17, 1961 in Chariton,Lucas County, Iowa.  Kate was the daughter of George and Adda Ann Henry Storm They are buried in the Chariton Cemetery,Chariton,Lucas County,Iowa. Their children were:

Lucy Mable SYLVARA  married Samuel Harold Starkey, Children: Sandra K and Sharon Rae Starkey.

Marlene Agnes SYLVARA  married Donald Carroll, Child: Margaret Ann Carroll.

Clara SYLVARA  married Thomas Justus, Children: Marvin Wayne and Vicki Justus.

Olive Belle SYLVARA  married Russell Bourne and Kenneth Bingman, Child  Roy LaVerne Bingman

Marvin Ben SYLVARA  married Genelle Wright, Children: Ricky and Randy Sylvara.

Martha Marie SYLVARA married Marvin Wilson, Children: Cynthia, Mary, Tammie and Diane Wilson.

+    49          ii.      Perry O Silvara, born November 26, 1883 in Lucas County, Iowa; died April 22, 1971 in Kansas.

      50         iii.           Ira Egbert Sylvara, born July 19, 1885.

      Ira, the second child in birth order, married Grace Rowland from Erickson, Nebraska. He was a farmer; they were the parents of five children.

The Wichita Eagle
Wichita, KS
December 12, 1968

Ira E. Sylvara, 83, Wichita, resident 35 years, died Wednesday in a local nursing home.
Services will be at 11 am, Saturday at Quiring Mortuary. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Born in Greeley, Neb., he came to Wichita from Sheridan, Iowa. He was a retired landscape gardener.
Survivors include four sons; Earl, Colorado Springs, Colo., Edwin*, Bricelyn, Minn., Ronald, Lucas, Iowa, and Lloyd, Knoxville, Iowa; a daughter Mrs. Walter Goben, Creston, Iowa; a brother, Roy, and a sister, Miss Golda Sylvara, both of Sheridan.

More on Ira Egbert Sylvara:

Maple Grove Cemetery records:

Sylvara, Ira Egbert, (race) W, (birth state) NE, (marr) W, (residence) 402 N Washington, (residence city) Wichita, (state) KS, (age) 83, (date of death) Dec 11 1968, (parents surname) Sylvara, (grave #) 3, (lot #) 261, (blk), S, (und) 215, (Intmnt #), 19322, (pg #) 166.


Maple Grove Cemetery
Wichita, KS
Photo Taken by David G. Stuart on October 2, 2004
Contributed by Vickie Sylvara


Ira E. Sylvara (1885-1968)
Maple Grove Cemetery
Wichita, KS
Photo Taken by David G. Stuart on October 2, 2004
Contributed by Vickie Sylvara

Indianola Herald
Indianola, IA
August 15, 1918

MRS IRA SYLVARA

In the death of Mrs. Ira Sylvara, one mile north of Medora, August 5,1918, a home is saddened and broken up by the mother and wife being taken away, leaving 5 children.
Grace Rowland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Rowland, of Bartlett, Nebraska, was born in Bartlett, July 18, 1888, and died in her home north of Medora, Iowa, August 5, 1918, having lived in this present world thirty years and seventeen days. She was united in marriage to Ira Sylvara, January 19, 1910. God blessed this union with five children, all living, with their father to mourn the loss of wife and mother. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. R Rowland, and three sisters, Mrs. Jesse Herston, I. Keptinger, and Ethel Meese, all of Erickson, Nebraska. They were all present with their husbands at the funeral, which was held August 8th at the M. E. church in Medora.
The funeral was attended by a houseful of sympathizing friends and was conducted by the pastor, E. W. Bates. His text was “I know whom I have believed.” Interment was made in the beautiful New Virginia cemetery.
Mrs. Sylvara was converted at the age of seventeen years and identified herself with the Christian church at Bartlett, Nebraska, and continued to be such until death. The entire community sympathizes with the husband and motherless children in this bereavement.

      51         iv.           Sarah Mabel Sylvara, born 1887.

      52          v.           Mary Golda Sylvara, born January 19, 1890;died in 1985 in Chariton, Iowa. She is the author of the Sylvara family history mentioned above.

      53         vi.           John Tillman Sylvara, born May 14, 1895.

      54        vii.           Velma Sylvara.

      55        viii.           Vashiti Sylvara.

      56         ix.           Charles Richard Sylvara.

      31.  John Keeler Silvara (Lewis B., Emanuel, Joseph was born April 1863, and died September 16, 1934.  He married (1) Hettie A Fessenden in Pennsylvania, but they divorced. Hettie was born about 1868 in PA, the daughter of Simon Fessenden and Theresa _____.  He married in 1891 to Ruth M Corson in Green Island, Nebraska; but they divorced June 11, 1919. 

The child of John Silvara and Hettie Fessenden was born about 1893; died October 1898.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
13 October 1898

The five-year-old son of J. K. SILVARA died on Sunday noon. The child was playing in a box of excelsior, which in some way was set on fire and before he could be rescued was so badly burned that death came to his release in about an hour. )

      34.  Bessie M Silvara (Lewis B, Emanuel, Joseph) was born in 1874, and died in 1944.  Bessie married William F. Wilcox on November 20, 1895 in New Albany, PA, son of Ezra Wilcox and Lucy VanLoon.  He was born in 1870, and died in 1946.  Burial for Mr. And Mrs. Wilcox was in the Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany, PA

Notes for William F Wilcox:

A notation from the historian for the Silvara family had William living in 1923. He was a clerk and had a house on Main Street, New Albany in 1900. Also, W. F. Wilcox was on record as a grocery store proprietor next to the New Albany Bank. He is listed as Willie F., age 10, in the 1880 census of Albany.

The children of Bessie Silvara and William Wilcox were:

      58           i.           Alice Wilcox; in 1977, Alice resided in Cherry Mills, PA

      59          ii.      Ralph Wilcox, born 1897; died March 26, 1977.  He married Beatrice Strevy.

      60         iii.           Stuart Clyde Wilcox, born April 20, 1916 in New Albany, PA; died in Elmira, NY. Stuart married Miss _____ Scott. They resided in Berkeley Heights, NJ in 1977 and were the parents of 4 children.

Rootsweb records the following:

1. Stuart Clyde WILCOX was born 20 APR 1916 in New Albany, PA, and died in Elmira, NY. He was the son of Hezakiah WILCOX and Bessie SYLVARA. He married Miss SCOTT. 

   

 The children of Stuart Clyde WILCOX and Miss SCOTT were:  

   i. Miss _______ WILCOX; married Mr. SMITH and then Mr. BACON. 

    ii. Mr. _______ WILCOX; married Miss STRADLEY. 

    iii. Miss _______ WILCOX; married Roger HERMAN. Roger died in Millhall, PA 

    iv. Miss _______ WILCOX married Mr. GAGE, son of Richard Marvin GAGE. They were residing in Noxen, PA

Generation No. 5

      40.  Goldie Grizelda Silvara (Charles W, Theodore, Emanuel, Joseph) was born October 24, 1885 in Transue, Susquehanna County, PA  She married Benjamin Whitehouse Anderson on December 31, 1906, son of Edward Anderson and Phoebe Whitehouse.  He was born April 18, 1882 in England, and died June 03, 1949 in Taylor, Lackawanna County, PA

The children of Goldie Silvara and Benjamin Anderson were:

+    61           i.           Margaret Martha Anderson, born August 25, 1909.

      62          ii.           Willian Benjamin Anderson, born November 21, 1911 in Retta, Auburn Twp., Susquehanna Co., PA

      63         iii.           Orville J Anderson, born in March, 1915; died January 19, 1916.

Orvell James [sic], the 10 months old son of Ben Anderson and wife died Wednesday morning, January 19, after a brief illness of pneumonia. The funeral was held at the house Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Retta cemetery. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.
Editor's Note: Obituary source not indicated but found in Scrapbooks of Lucia "Lou" Louise Hyde Mericle, Annotated by Carol Brotzman, September 2006.

      64         iv.           George Anderson, born 1917; died in 1920.

      65          v.           Grizelda Mae Anderson, born April 10, 1920 in Retta, Auburn Twp., Susquehanna County, PA; died on October 18, 1991. She married David Benyon, son of Alexander Benyon and Elizabeth Hoskins, on August 19, 1939. He was born on Sept. 21, 1913 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA and died on Jan. 23, 1990..

      66         vi.           Marjorie Betty Anderson, born March 31, 1926. She married Willard Adelbert Rhodes, son of Roy Rhodes and Ruth Engler, on June 5, 1948. He was born on Apr. 10, 1927 and died on Jan. 6, 1993.

      49.  Perry O Silvara (Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) was born November 26, 1883 in Lucas County, Iowa, and died April 22, 1971 in Kansas.  He married Carrie Leona Watt on September 01, 1908, daughter of Roland Watt and Viola Barton.  She was born February 10, 1885 in Villisca, Iowa, and died August 28, 1953 in Jasper County, Webb City, Missouri.

The children of Perry Silvara and Carrie Watt were:

+    67           i.           Lowell Judson Silvara, born January 14, 1911; died February 28, 1977 in Blue Springs, Missouri.

+    68          ii.           Melvin Watt Silvara.

+    69         iii.           Marguerite Silvara.

+    70         iv.           Raymond Arnold Silvara, born September 21, 1921 in Arnold, Nebraska; died January 07, 2000; buried in Fort Scott Medical Cemetery, Kansas.

+    71          v.           Harriet Viola Silvara.

Generation No. 6

      61.  Margaret Martha Anderson (Goldie Grizelda Silvara, Charles W, Theodore, Emanuel, Joseph) was born August 25, 1909.  She married (1) Charles Huntsman, son of William Huntsman and Agnes Stephens.  He was born July 27, 1905.  She married (2) Frank Gamble in 1948.    She married (3) William Mack on August 25, 1962.  He was born September 13, 1925.

The child of Margaret Anderson and Charles Huntsman was:

      72           i.           Shirley Huntsman, born November 08, 1930.  She married Robert J Hunter.

Lowell Judson Silvara (Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) was born January 14, 1911, and died February 28, 1977 in Blue Springs, Missouri.  He married Ava Vivian Andres, daughter of Perry Andres and Ettie Chilton. 


Lowell Judson Silvara (1911-1977)
Grave Marker
Silvara Cemetery
Silvara, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman

The Silvara family placed a new split rail fence around the Silvara Cemetery about 1992 in memory of Lowell Silvara. You can examine the cemetery posting at Silvara Cemetery. A picture of the grave marker for Lowell is shown above.

The children of Lowell Silvara and Ava Andres were:

+    73           i.           Carol Jean Silvara.

+    74          ii.           Linda Sue Silvara.

      68.  Melvin Watt Silvara (Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) married (1) Joan Lee Jester, daughter of Walter Lee Jester.  She was born 1920 in Jasper County, Joplin, Missouri.  He married (2) Juanita Stumbo, daughter of Monte Stumbo and Edith _______. 

     

The children of Melvin Silvara and Joan Jester were:

+    75           i.           Judith Ann Silvara.

+    76          ii.           Susan Elaine Silvara.

     

The child of Melvin Silvara and Juanita Stumbo was:

      77           i.           Bruce Watt Silvara.

      69.  Marguerite Silvara (Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) married Farrel Birkes.  He was born March 12, 1913 in Neosho, Missouri, and died December 18, 1995 in Neosho, Missouri.

     

The children of Marguerite Silvara and Farrel Birkes were:

      78           i.           Roberta Marie Birkes.  She married Kenneth Dean Pike.

+    79          ii.           Beverly Birkes.

      70.  Raymond Arnold Silvara (Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) was born September 21, 1921 in Arnold, Nebraska, and died January 07, 2000; buried in U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas.  He married Mary Louise Hillard.    WWII VETERAN.

Fort Scott Tribune
Fort Scott, KS
January 2000

Raymond Arnold Silvara, age 78, former resident of the

Highrise Apartments, Fort Scott, KS, and currently of the Marmaton Valley Care

Center, Uniontown, died early Saturday, January 7,2000, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. He was born September 21, 1921, in Arnold NB, the son of Perry and Leona Watt Silvara. He worked as a pipe fitter for Daniel's Construction during the building of Wolfe Creek Power Plant. Raymond was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the Uniontown Missionary Baptist Church and was a charter member of the Uniontown Puritan Club. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Silvara, Milford,

KS and David Silvara, Fort Scott; one daughter, Diana Weston, San Antonio, TX; one brother, Melvin Silvara, Orville, CA; and two sisters,

Marguerite Birkes, Hutchinson, KS and Harriett Housman of Grove,

OK. Also surviving are five grandchildren. Rev. Gene Parker, Pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church, conducted graveside services at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 10 in the U.S. National Cemetery. Military Honors were conducted by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W. Services are under the direction of Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 South Main, Fort Scott.

The children of Raymond Silvara and Mary Hillard were:

      80           i.           Diane Elaine Silvara.  She married Wayne Thomas Weston. Their children are: Tami Marie, Teri Ann and Tony Eugene Weston. The third child, Tony, was the son of Thomas Henry and Claire Marie Kennedy Weston

      81          ii.           Dennis Ray Silvara.

      82         iii.           David Wayne Silvara.

      71.  Harriet Viola Silvara (Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) married James Houseman. 

     

The children of Harriet Silvara and James Houseman were:

      83           i.           Ronald Lee Houseman.

      84          ii.           Robyn Houseman.

Generation No. 7

      73.  Carol Jean Silvara (Lowell Judson, Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) married (1) Donald Grosnickle.    She married (2) Donald Ray Varner. 

     

The children of Carol Silvara and Donald Varner were:

+    85           i.           Dana Lynn Varner.

      86          ii.           David Alan Varner.

      87         iii.           John Carlton Varner.

      74.  Linda Sue Silvara (Lowell Judson, Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) married (1) _______ Bradford.    She married (2) Gerry Record. 

The child of Linda Silvara and Mr. Bradford was:

      88           i.           Curt Bradford.

The child of Linda Silvara and Gerry Record was:

      89           i.           Christopher Gerald Record.

      75.  Judith Ann Silvara (Melvin Watt, Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) married James Cockrell. 

     

The children of Judith Silvara and James Cockrell were:

      90           i.           Jolan Scott Cockrell.

      91          ii.           Josh Andrew Cockrell.

      76.  Susan Elaine Silvara (Melvin Watt, Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) married David LeRoy Allen. 

     

The child of Susan Silvara and David Allen was:

      92           i.           Amanda Chrstine Allen.

      79.  Beverly Birkes (Marguerite Silvara, Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) married Bruce Burkett. 

     

The child of Beverly Birkes and Bruce Burkett was:

      93           i.           Mona Burkett.

Generation No. 8

      85.  Dana Lynn Varner (Carol Jean Silvara, Lowell Judson, Perry O, Charles Odell Sylvara, John, Emanuel Silvara, Joseph) married Douglas Wilhoit. 

     

The children of Dana Varner and Douglas Wilhoit were:

      94           i.           Jason Douglas Wilhoit.

      95          ii.           Joshua Dowd Wilhoit.

 

 

THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN JOHNSTON

by Bonnie Brennan


Johnstons Group Photograph
Children and Spouses of Thomas Johnston
Back, l to r: Thomas Johnston (the son), Agnes McRae Robb and her husband Alexander Johnston,
Margaret (Johnston) Cook, Charles Johnston
Front, l to r: Mrs. Thomas Johnston, James Ross, Katie (Johnston) Ross
Courtesy of Bob Parmerter

We are indebted to Bonnie Brennan for this family genealogy and history. The Johnstons came to Sullivan County from Scotland, where their line goes back indefintely and is intertwined with the Wallace family and others. Bonnie can be reached at Bonnie Brennan. There are additional photographs and captions located at Selected Johnston Family Pictures. Margaret Patterson is descended from the Robert Johnston line [born 07/23/1775] and resides in Surrey, England. She is a meticulous genealogist and, with her help, we have been able to confirm data and go back one generation to Robert Johnston (1752) and Isabel Low (1775) and thereby connect the dots [see below]. She can be reached at Margaret Patterson. We will be updating and clarifying our data on this site in light of her findings.

In addition, Bob Parmerter of Largo, FL, has provided information about the John Cook/Margaret Johnston Cook line. His line goes back through his mother, Ethel Margaret Brown, her mother Elizabeth Strang Cook to her father John Cook, who died in 1900 in Mildred, Sullivan County. John Cook was married to Margaret Johnston in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland and they had five children in Fife before immigrating to Pennsylvania. They had a total of six sons and five daughters. The family first came to Barkley, Bradford County, PA, in about 1868 where John was employed as a coal miner. They were accompanied by Thomas Johnston and his wife Janet Wise Johnston. By 1872, both families had moved to Sullivan County. Margaret Johnston was the oldest daughter of Thomas and the two families lived within three houses of each other for the rest of their lives. Both family heads are buried in the cemetery at Bernice, Sullivan County, PA, in close proximity to each other for all time. In the early 1880's both families moved to Mogonia, Boone County, Iowa where they lived until after 1885. Then both families scattered, some kids going on west and the rest going back to Sullivan County to spend their last years in Pennsylvania or New York.
The following family information was greatly assisted to Bob by his mother Ethel and his aunt Ada May Brown. Along the way, considerable further assistance came from James Chapin Downey of Idaho (re: Thomas Cook), T. Harold Cook of Sullivan County, PA (re: Charles Cook), Janet Bird (re: David Cook) and Vincent Soden (re: Kate Cook Schaad). Here are the main Cook family lines:

Archibald Cook (1784-1784)
Archibald Cook (1815-1870)
John Cook (1839-1889)
Archibald Cook (1861-1942)
Thomas Cook (1862-1950)
Caroline Cook (1864-1920)
Elizabeth Cook (1866-1915)
Margaret Cook (1868-1870)
John C. Cook (1870-1952)
William Cook (1872-1942)
Charles Cook (1875-1929)
Kathryn Cook (1877-1929)
David Cook (1879-1928)
Mae Margaret Cook (1885-1948)

Some of these relationships are discussed in more detail below. Aside from the historical materials included here, you can see additional pictures and captions at Selected Cook Family Pictures and The Cook and Johnston Family. We are grateful to Bob, his allies and family as well, for this contribution. Please address all suggestions or comments to Bob Parmerter or to Bob Sweeney, the administrator for this site.
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 The Beginnings
Courtesy of Margaret Patterson 

Robert Johnston was born October 1,1752 in Cuper, Fife , Scotland. He married Isabel  Low October 20, 1770 in Balmerion, Fife, Scotland. They had the following children:

            George Johnston  was born Sept 06, 1772 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland.

            (Births and Baptisms 450/0010 0192)

            Janet  Johnston was born June 12, 1774 in Newburg, Fife, Scotland.

            (Births and Baptisms 450/0010 0197)

            Robert Johnston was born on July 23, 1775 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. He married Margaret Blyth on April 22,1796 in Newburg Fife Scotland. He died about 1855.

            ( Births and Baptisms 450/0010 0200)

             Peter Johnston was born August 3, 1777 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. He

            married Barbara Ballingall on February 26, 1799 in Newburg, Fife, Scotland.

            (Births and Baptisms 450/0010 0204)

        John Johnston was born March 29, 1780 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland . He

            married  Catherine Wallace  born in 1776. He died January 7, 1848 in Markinch, 

            Fife, Scotland. She died in 1859.

            ( Births and Baptisms 450/0010 0210)

            James Johnston was born August 25, 1782 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. He died      before 1787.

            (Births and Baptisms 450/0010 0216)

            Thomas Johnston was born Feb 24, 1785 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland.

            (Births and Baptisms 450/0010 0227)

             James Johnston was born September 2, 1787 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, . He       married Ann Ramsay  November 1856 in Mount Pleasant, Abdie, Fife, Scotland.        He died on February 4, 1862 In Mount Pleasant, Abdie, Fife, Scotland.

            ( Birth and Baptisms 450/0010 0216)/ same as James (1782)

             Isabel Johnston was born June 19, 1790 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland.

            ( Births and Baptisms 450/0010 0250

            William Johnston was born 30 May, 1793 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland.

            ( Births and Baptisms 450/0010 0262

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN JOHNSTON was born in 1777 in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland,, and died January 07, 1848.  He married CATHERINE WALLACE on March 20 or 21, 1803 in Markinch, Fife, Scotland, daughter of ROBERT WALLACE and MARY MORRIS.  Catherine was born in 1776, and died in 1859.

Note: Information from this far back is spotty and sometimes conflicting. Bonnie Brennan went to the LDS sources in August 2003 to verify what she could about the Johnston and Wallace families in the Markinch area. One record shows that Alexander Johnston was born 14 Sept. 1811 in Markinch. His father was John Johnston and his mother Catharine Wallace. That data can be checked on film and must be ordered from the church. Bonnie has the source reference numbers should anyone want to directly examine these records. In any case, we have decied to use "Katherine" as the spelling of her name, although "Catharen" or "Kathrine" might be equally valid.

Cathrine Wallace and John Johnston were married 21 March 1803 or 20 May 1803 depending on what source you use. Both were in Markinch. The March date is on film and extracted from Markinch data for 1779-1805, so tht is what we will use. The alternative May date is sealed from the general public, but Bonnie has seen it and the record contains no actual data on where the information came from; therefore, we will go with the March date.

Notes for CATHERINE WALLACE:

Catherine Wallace was the child of Robert Wallace born about 1755 in Fife, Scotland and Mary  Morris who was born about 1759 in Fife, Scotland.

Children of JOHN JOHNSTON and CATHERINE WALLACE were:

                    i.     JOHN JOHNSTON.

                   ii.     ROBERT JOHNSTON, b. August 10, 1803, Scotland.

More about ROBERT JOHNSTON:

Burial: Montana

Christening: 1803, Markinch, Fife, Scotland.

2.               iii.     GEORGE JOHNSTON, b. May 16, 1807, Markinch, Fife, Scotland; d. March 17, 1874, Markinch, Fife, Scotland.

                  iv.     MARY JOHNSTON, b. 1809.

                   v.     DAVID JOHNSTON, b. 1810, Scotland; d. April 15, 1882, Scotland.

                  vi.     ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, b. September 14, 1811.

3.              vii.     THOMAS JOHNSTON, b. March 28, 1819, Scotland; d. May 20, 1900, Old Bernice, PA

The Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
May 31, 1900

Death of an aged Citizen

Thomas Johnston, an aged and respected citizen of Bernice, passed away at the home of his son, Alexander Johnston, on Monday evening, May 28, aged 81 years, one month and 22 days. Mr. Johnston was born in Scotland March 29, 1819, and came to America in 1869, first settling at Barclay, in Bradford County. He removed to Iowa in 1875, where he resided until 1888, when he came to Bernice. Six children survive him, as follows: John Johnston, of Five Mile, Montana; Mrs. Margaret Cook of Bernice, Mrs. Kate Ross, of Reynoldsville, Pa; Chas. Johnston , of Lowell, North Dakota; Thos. Johnston, of Five Mile, and Alex Johnston, of Bernice, beside grandchildren and great-grandchildren to the number of 108. His children will sadly miss him, as he was a kind and gentle parent. The relatives wish to express their heartfelt thanks to their neighbors and friends for their kindness and assistance during their bereavement.

Generation No. 2

2.  GEORGE JOHNSTON (JOHN) was born May 16, 1807 in Markinch, Fife, Scotland,, and died March 17, 1874 in Markinch, Fife, Scotland,.  He married ANNE CLARKE in 1829 in Markinch, Fife, Scotland, daughter of ADAM CLARKE and JEANE SIMPSON. Anne was b. March 8, 1812 in Flisk, Fife, Scotland and d. January 1870. 

Children of GEORGE JOHNSTON and ANNE CLARKE were:

                    i.     JOHN JOHNSTON, b. June 12, 1832; d. June 03, 1878.

ii. William L. Johnston, 1829-1919, Reynoldsville, PA
iii. Jane Johnston, b. December 22, 1830 in Markinch, Fifeshire, Scotland; d. 30 August 1902 in Provo, UT; she married George Hamilton McKinlay on 21 December, 1855 in Cowdenheath, Beath, Fife, Scotland . George was born January 6, 1835 in Preston Pans, Haddington, Scotland and died 24 November 1912 in Provo, UT. They are both buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, UT [Block 5, Lot 78]. Here is a photo of their common burial marker, courtesy of Polly Burnham and Bob Parmerter:


George and Jane (Johnston) McKinlay
Grave Marker
Provo City Cemetery
Provo, UT
Photo Courtesy of Polly Burnham

                   iv.     MARY M. JOHNSTON, b. January 26, 1833; d. 1906, Kersey, PA

More about MARY M. JOHNSTON:

Burial: Earleyville Cemetery, Kersey, PA
Note: Alternative spelling: "Earlyville" on current maps of PA.


Mary M. Johnston (1833-1906)
Grave Marker
Earleyville Cemetery, Earleyville, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

4.               v.     ROBERT JOHNSTON, b. March 12, 1836, Markinch, Fife, Scotland.

                  vi.     SARAH E. JOHNSTON, b. March 18, 1838; d. 1919, Kersey, PA

More about SARAH E. JOHNSTON:

Burial: Earleyville Cemetery  Kersey, PA


Sarah E. Johnston (1838-1919)
Grave Marker
Earleyville Cemetery, Earleyville, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

                  vii.     ANN E. JOHNSTON, b. March 18, 1838; apparently a twin and may have died in infancy.

                   viii.     ROBINA JOHNSTON, b. September 21, 1842.

                   ix..     AGNES JOHNSTON, b. September 18, 1844.

                   x..     JANET JOHNSTON, b. 1847.

                  xi.     DAVID JOHNSTON, b. October 04, 1849, in Markinch, Fife, Scotland.

                 xii.     JAMES JOHNSTON, b. May 31, 1852.

                xiii.     GEORGE JOHNSTON, b. 1854.


Thomas Johnston (1819-1900)
Grave Marker
Presbyterian Cemetery
Bernice, Sullivan County, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

3.  THOMAS JOHNSTON (JOHN) was born March 28, 1819 in Scotland and died May 20,1900 in Old Bernice , Pa. He had three wives.

(1) He married CAROLINE SMITH June 3, 1838 in Glasgow (O.P.R. Marriages 644/0010420 0157 Glasgow ) She was the daughter of CHARLES SMITH and MARGARET BICKETT. She was born in 1821 in Pillau, Prussia (1855 Johnston, George (Statutory Births 424/02/0109) and died May 11, 1864 (Statutory Deaths 424/02 0064).

(2) He married JANET WYSE (Wise) in Dunfermline County of Fife, November 9, 1865 (Statutory Marriage 424/0101201). She was the daughter of Henry Wyse and Janet Dryburgh . She was born/baptized October 17,1819 in Markinch , Fife. (OPR Births 447/0020 0233 Markinch) and died April 12, 1881 in Moingona, Marcy Co., Ia. ( Burial Records Boone Co Vol 1-4, pg 527), at 61 yrs of age.

(3) He married Jannett Turnbull McRae Robb. She was born in Scotland. She previously had married George Robb on May 16,1851 (OPR Marriages 646/0030 0272). He was the son of James and Grizel (Young) Robb. She died March 6, 1893 in Bernice, Pa.
George and Jannett had at least eight children: James, Agnes, Elizabeth, Janet (m. Robert Saunders), Grace Young, John, Margaret Robertson and George.

Editor's Note: All the above records can be found online at ScotlandsPeople. The preceding section on Thomas Johnston was updated by Bonnie Brennan in April 2010.


Thomas Johnston (1819-1900)
Thomas Johnston was born in 1819 in Scotland. He married (1)Caroline Smith in 1838. She died in 1864. (2) He married Janet Wyse in 1865. She died in 1881. (3) He married Jannett Turnbull Robb. She died in 1893.


Janette Turnbull McRae Robb Johnston (1832-1893)
Jannett died in 1893.She was the mother of Agnes McRae Robb Johnston.(1855) whose biological father was George Robb. Agnes married Alexander Johnston, son of Thomas Johnston in 1885.
Photos Contributed Courtesy of Bob Parmerter


Janet Wyse (1819-1881)
Grave Marker
Boone County, Iowa
Photo Courtesy of Val Johnston


Jannett Johnston (1832-1893)
Grave Marker
Presbyterian Cemetery, Bernice, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Children of THOMAS JOHNSTON and CAROLINE SMITH were:

                    i.     JOHN JOHNSTON, b. March 22, 1839, Dunfermline, Scotland; d. June 23, 1903, Moingona, Iowa; m. MARY DANKS, July 02, 1860; b. April 24, 1842, Dunfermline, Scotland; d. 1885, Alzada, MT.

More About JOHN JOHNSTON:

Burial: Moingona, Boone County, Iowa

5.                ii.     MARGARET JOHNSTON COOK, b. October 25, 1840, Dunfermline, Scotland; d. January 04, 1915, Mildred, PA. Married John Cook on January 16, 1860. John was born on December 20, 1839 in Fordell, Scotland, and died November 11, 1889. He is buried in the Old Bernice Presyterian Cemetery, Bernice, PA. He is laid to rest next to Margaret, his wife, and his epitaph is on one side of the rectangular stone. He was the son of Archibald Cook and Margaret Strang.

You can learn about the descendants of this family at The Cook and Johnston Family.

6.               iii.     CATHERINE JOHNSTON ROSS, b. June 06, 1842, Dunfermline, Scotland; d. March 18, 1911, Reynoldsville, PA

                  iv.     CHARLES JOHNSTON, b. November 22, 1845, Dunfermline, Scotland.

                   v.     THOMAS JOHNSTON, b. May 05, 1851; d. Belle Fourche, S.D.

                  vi.     ROBERT JOHNSTON, b. June 11, 1853, Dunfermline, Scotland; d. MT.

                 vii.     GEORGE JOHNSTON, b. May 23, 1855, Dunfermline, Scotland; d. Barclay, PA.

Notes for GEORGE JOHNSTON:

Initially came with family through Boone County, Iowa. Details unknown.

7.             viii.     DAVID JOHNSTON, b. February 19, 1857, Dunfermline, Halberth, Scotland; d. 1894, Old Bernice, PA.

8.               ix.     ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, b. June 29, 1861, Scotland; d. 1943.

9.                x.     HENRY WISE JOHNSTON, b. 1867; d. 1932, Old Bernice, PA [adopted and raised by Thomas Johnston].

Child of GEORGE ROBB and JANNETT TURNBULL ROBB MCCRAE was:

10.            xi.     AGNES MCRAE ROBB, b. September 14, 1855, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Scotland; d. January, 1917, Reynoldsville, PA.

Generation No. 3

4.  ROBERT JOHNSTON (GEORGE, JOHN) was born June 1833 in Markinch, Fife, Scotland.  He married FRANCES ROBERTSON April 13, 1856 in Beath, Fife, Scotland, daughter of JOHN ROBERTSON and MARY PHILP.  She was born June 01, 1837 in Halbeath, town of Dunfermline, in the County of Fife, Scotland.

Child of ROBERT JOHNSTON and FRANCES ROBERTSON was:

11.               i.     GEORGE JOHNSTON, b. October 19, 1860, Cowdenbeath, Parish of Beath, County of Fife, Scotland; d. March 28, 1936, Brockport, PA.

5.  MARGARET JOHNSTON COOK (THOMAS JOHNSTON, JOHN) was born October 25, 1840 in Dunfermline, Scotland, and died January 04, 1915 in Mildred, PA  She married JOHN COOK.  He died in 1886.

Notes for MARGARET JOHNSTON COOK:

Her grave marker, shown below, was found 9/2002 in Presbyterian Cemetery, Bernice, PA. Other markers found near the site of Margaret Johnston Cook's marker were for her son, William J. Cook, his wife Margaret (Spence) Cook, and their son John Cook:

William J. Cook born August 24, 1872, Died January 22, 1942

Margaret Cook 1874-1946

John W. Cook  1895-1949


Margaret (Johnston) Cook (1840-1915)
Grave Marker
Presbyterian Cemetery
Bernice, Sullivan County, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan


William J. Cook (1872-1942)
Grave Marker
Presbyterian Cemetery
Bernice, Sullivan County, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

According to the 1900 census for Bernice, PA, Margaret Cook was born in Scotland in 10/1840, and was widowed at the time of the census. She had two children, David and Mae Margaret, who were born in Iowa. Her obituary, written January 13, 1915, states that Margaret died suddenly at her home after returning from church. She fell unconscious after complaining of terrible pains in her head. It was thought she died of a stroke. She was survived by six sons and four daughters. A.D. Cook and Thomas Cook of Douglas, Wyoming; Mrs. Carrie Peacock of Boone, Iowa; Mrs Fred Brown of Clifton Springs; John Cook of Reynoldsville; William and Charles, Mrs Henry Schaad and Mrs. George Driscoll of Mildred; and David Cook of Dushore. You can read more about this family at The Cook and Johnston Family.

More About MARGARET JOHNSTON COOK:

Children of MARGARET COOK and JOHN COOK were:

                    i.     CHARLES W. COOK, b. Feb. 7, 1875 in PA; died August 15, 1929 in Sayre, PA. He married Janet Ramsey.

                   ii.     THOMAS COOK.

12.             iii.     WILLIAM J. COOK, b. August 24, 1872 in PA; d. January 22, 1942; buried at Old Bernice Presbyterian Cemetery, Bernice, PA. He married Margaret Spence in 1896 in Bernice, Sullivan County, PA. They had the following children:

John Cook, born July 1874.

James Cook, born September 1898

13.             iv.     KATIE COOK, b. February 5, 1877, Boone County, Iowa; d. Dec. 25, 1979 in Mildred, Sullivan County , PA. She married Henry Schaad in Dushore, PA.

                   v.     DAVID COOK, b. January 21, 1879, Moingona, Boone County, Iowa; d. January 2, 1928. He married Margaret McHenry. Our source here is Janet Bird, their granddaughter; Janet is the daughter of Doris (Cook) Fetherbay.

                  vi.     MAY MARGARET COOK, b. May 2, 1885, Boone County, Iowa. She married George P. Driscoll in Mildred, Sullivan County, PA. She died in New York on Sept. 17, 1948.

6.  CATHERINE JOHNSTON ROSS (THOMAS JOHNSTON, JOHN) was born June 06, 1842 in Dunfermline, Scotland, and died March 18, 1911 in Reynoldsville, PA  She married JAMES A. ROSS.  He was born 1844, and died 1932 in Reynoldsville, PA.

More About CATHERINE JOHNSTON ROSS:

Burial: Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, PA

More About JAMES A. ROSS:

Burial: Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, PA


Reynoldsville Cemetery Entry Gate
Reynoldsville PA
Where Many Johnston Family Members are Interred
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan


Johnston Family Marker
Reynoldsville Cemetery
Reynoldsville PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Child of CATHERINE ROSS and JAMES ROSS was:

                    i.     TOM J. ROSS, b. 1877; d. February 24, 1891.

Notes for TOM J. ROSS:

Marker found in Old Bernice Presbyterian Cemetery 9/2002 reads "departed February 24, 1891, aged 14 years."


Presbyterian Church
Bernice, PA
The adjacent cemetery is the resting place for many Johnson family and relatives.
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Thomas's mother Catherine Johnston Ross and father James A. Ross are buried in Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, PA. 

7.  DAVID JOHNSTON (THOMAS, JOHN) was born February 19, 1857 in Dunfermline, Halberth, Scotland, and died 1894 in Old Bernice, PA  He married ESTELLA BROWN March 27, 1881 in Moingona, Boone County, Iowa, daughter of ABSALOM BROWN and MARY BENNETT.  Absalom was born about 1843 in Ohio and died May 31, 1912. Mary was born April 10, 1845 in Ohio, and died May 13, 1928 in Robertsdale, PA. They married on June 19, 1863 in Highland, Ohio.

Boone News Republican
Moingona
Boone County, Iowa
June 1, 1912

Extract from the front page story:

Absalom Brown..died in Knoxville, Iowa, where he was visiting his cousin, Mrs. Emma Gilbert. He passed away suddenly. His son, Harry Brown, who was employed at the Miami Furniture Store, went to Knoxville and returned with his remains....He served in Company C, 60th Ohio Infantry in the Civil War..

Notes for DAVID JOHNSTON:

Extract from Entry of Birth:

David Johnston, son of Thomas Johnston and Caroline Smith his wife, was born at 2 pm on the 19th day of February in the year 1857 at Halbeath, town of Dunfermline, in the County of Fife, Scotland. Register, Book of Births for the Parish of Dumfermline in the County of Fife.

David was hurt in the Black Hills while mining gold and tore his spinal cord. His father, Thomas Johnston, took him to Germany after his accident to purchase a corset with batteries to assist him.

On February 20, 1895, a letter was sent to Mrs. David Johnston from Pastor R. Ives, 118 Park Avenue, Binghamton, New York. David was very active in the church on the hill in Old Bernice in both Sabbath School, prayer meetings and a great support to his pastor. In this letter, the pastor expresses his bereavement to the family and speaks of how David suffered in his crippled body and how he was now at peace with his Lord. 

More About DAVID JOHNSTON:

Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Route 487, Old Bernice, PA

Notes for ESTELLA BROWN:

She was the oldest child of Absalom Fenton Brown and Mary Bennett Brown, whom he married on June 19, 1863 in Highland, Ohio. She died of pernicious anemia and myocarditis.  It is reported that she and David Johnston had several children who died in infancy.


Absalom Fenton and Mary (Bennett) Brown
Parents of Estella (Brown) Johnston
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Estella was six months pregnant with Gertrude Davena Johnston when David Johnston died. David Johnston died at the age of 37 in 1894 and Estella married Charles Fick in 1898. David's obituary reads:

David Johnston, of Bernice, died February 9, and was buried at that place Tuesday. He was about 40 years old and was superintendent of the breaker and leaves a wife and several children.


Estella (Brown) Johnston Fick and Charles Fick
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

According to the 1900 census in Bernice, PA, all of David Johnston's four  children were listed as Fick children.


Estella (Brown) Johnston Fick and Gertrude Davena Johnston
Mother, Remarried to Charles Fick, and Her Daughter by David Johnston
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

More About ESTELLA BROWN:

Burial: Broad Top Cemetery, Broad Top, PA

Children of DAVID JOHNSTON and ESTELLA BROWN were:

14.               i.     THOMAS JOHNSTON, b. October 09, 1882; d. October 28, 1918, Robertsdale, PA

15.              ii.     GEORGE D. JOHNSTON, b. November 30, 1884, Moingona, Iowa; d. August 30, 1909, Roberstdale, PA; buried Broad Top Cemetery

16.             iii.     MARY BENNETT JOHNSTON, b. October 14, 1888, Bernice, PA; d. February 15, 1973, Rochester, PA


Gertrude Davena Johnston (1895-1921)
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan


Harry Fick (1888-1963) and Gertrude Davena Johnston
Cousins
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan


Gertrude Davena Johnston, With Ruth and Milly Anderson
About 1912
Note: There were several intermarriages between the Johnston and Anderson families. These women may be sisters of the wife of Davena's cousin George Johnston, Edith Christian Anderson (1903-1987), but that is not clear at this time.
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

17.             iv.     GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, b. July 05, 1895, Bernice, PA; d. February 05, 1921, Robertsdale,PA

8.  ALEXANDER JOHNSTON (THOMAS, JOHN) was born June 29, 1861 in Scotland, and died 1943.  On July 2, 1885, he married AGNES MCRAE ROBB, daughter of GEORGE ROBB and JANNETT TURNBULL MCRAE ROBB JOHNSTON.  She was born 1855 in Scotland, and died 1917 in Reynoldsville, PA

More About ALEXANDER JOHNSTON:

Burial: Reynoldsville, PA. Here is the Alexander Johnston Marker.

Notes for AGNES MCRAE ROBB:

According to the 1900 census for Bernice, Agnes was born in Scotland and entered the United States in 1885.

More About AGNES MCRAE ROBB:

Burial: Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, PA. Here is the Agnes McRae Johnston Marker.

Children of ALEXANDER JOHNSTON and AGNES ROBB were:

                    i.     CHARLES ERVIN JOHNSTON, b. October 17, 1897; d. June 1, 1984. He married THELMA GUNNS, b. October 30, 1904; d. December 1999..

                   ii.     JOHN ROBERT JOHNSTON, b. May 31, 1894; d. March 7, 1962. He married RUTH M. EISENMAN, b. August 17, 1898; d. April 12, 1956 in Oil City, PA..

Editor's Note: The following information on the children of John Robert Johnston and Ruth M. Eisenman was contributed by Bonnie Brennan on June 4, 2002, and updated by Jack Robert Fickessen on September 28, 2007.

Children of JOHN ROBERT JOHNSTON and RUTH M. EISENMAN are:

                    i.     DOROTHY RUTH JOHNSTON, b. July 3, 1921. She married JACK WALTON FICKESSEN, b. Dec. 25, 1917; d. Jan. 9, 1992

The Children of JACK WALTON FICKESSEN and DOROTHY RUTH JOHNSTON were:

i. JACK ROBERT FICKESSEN, b. May 12, 1944. He married DEBRA SCHROEDER, b. Sep. 25, 1952.
ii. JANET LYNN FICKESSEN, b Jan. 3, 1948. She married GERALD STATS

ii.     MILDRED MAE JOHNSTON, b. b. Sept. 28, 1926. She married JAMES C. LABUE., b. October 26, 1923.

The Children of JAMES C. LABUE and MILDRED MAE JOHNSTON were:

i. LYNNE ELLEN LABUE, b. May 6, 1953
ii. MARK JAMES LABUE, b. Aug. 4, 1954
iii. ANNE ELIZABETH LABUE, b. June 8, 1957
iv. JOHN CHARLES LABUE, b. March 24, 1964

18.             iii.     THOMAS ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, b. March 31, 1888, Bernice, PA; d. July 31, 1971, Reynoldsville, PA

                  iv.     JANETTA JOHNSTON, b. May 20, 1889, Bernice, PA; d. 1951. She married MEADE PIERCE.

                  v.     GEORGE ROBB JOHNSTON, b. July 28, 1891; d. February 1943. He married MAYME KING, unknown birth date; d. 1939 in Erie, PA.

9.  HENRY WISE JOHNSTON (THOMAS, JOHN) was born 1867, and died 1932 in Old Bernice, PA.  He married ANNA COLLINS.  She was born 1874, and died 1969 in Old Bernice, PA.


Henry Wyse ["Wise"] Johnston (1867-1932)
Orphaned Son of John and Elizabeth (Morris) Wyse
Raised by Thomas Johnston
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Henry Wyse Johnston was born in 1867 and died October 8, 1932 in Mildred, Sullivan County, PA. He married Anna Collins (1874-1969) who died in Bernice, PA. Thomas Johnston adopted Henry after his parents were killed when he was young. Here is his obituary:

Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
October 12, 1932

Henry W. Johnston, aged 68, passed away at his home in Mildred nine o'clock Saturday morning, after an illness of only two days. Deceased was an old and well known resident of this vicinity, having moved to Mildred from Murray seven years ago.
Besides his wife, three sons and five daughters survive him: Thomas, of Johnson City, N. Y., Alex and Fred at home, Mrs. Mabel McNealis of Reading, Mrs. Florence Personius of Ithaca, N. Y., Mrs. Margaret Austin of Mildred, Mrs. Edith Moore of Johnson City, N. Y., and Mary at home.
Funeral service was held from his late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with further services at the Bernice Presbyterian church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Route 487, Old Bernice, PA

More About ANNA COLLINS:

Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Route 487, Old Bernice, PA

Children of HENRY JOHNSTON and ANNA COLLINS were:

                    i.     WILLIAM JOHNSTON, b. 1898; d. 1912, Old Bernice, PA

More About WILLIAM JOHNSTON:

Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Route 487, Old Bernice, PA

                   ii.     ANNA JOHNSTON, b. 1907; d. 1907, Old Bernice, PA

More About ANNA JOHNSTON:

Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Route 487, Old Bernice, Pa

10.  AGNES MCRAE ROBB (JANNETT TURNBULL MCRAE ROBB JOHNSTON) was born 1855 in Scotland, and died 1917 in Reynoldsville, PA.  She married ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, son of THOMAS JOHNSTON and CAROLINE SMITH.  He was born June 1861 in Scotland, and died in 1917.

Notes for AGNES MCRAE ROBB:

According to the 1900 census for Bernice, Agnes was born in Scotland and entered the United States in 1885

More About AGNES MCRAE ROBB:

Burial: Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, PA.

More About ALEXANDER JOHNSTON:

Burial: Reynoldsville, PA.

Children are listed above under (8) Alexander Johnston.

Generation No. 4

11.  GEORGE JOHNSTON (ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born October 19, 1860 in Cowdenbeath, Parish of Beath, County of Fife, Scotland, and died March 28, 1936 in Brockport, PA.  He married SARAH CAMPBELL MCKINLEY on February 04, 1885 in Dagus Mines, PA.  She was born 1861 in Halbeath, town of Dunfermline, in the County of Fife, Scotland, and died in 1927 in Brockport, PA.

More About GEORGE JOHNSTON:

Burial: Earleyville Cemetery, PA.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia. Medical information reported by Lucile Uplinger 4/25/2001: George caught pneumonia and died after he stood out watching men repair the railroad during the flood on St. Patrick's Day, 1936.


Earleyville Cemetery
Earleyville, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan


George Johnston
Grave Marker
Earleyville Cemetery
Earleyville, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

More About SARAH CAMPBELL MCKINLEY:

Burial: Earleyville Cemetery  Kersey, PA


Sarah Campbell (McKinley) Johnston (1861-1927)
Grave Marker
Earleyville Cemetery, Earleyville, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Children of GEORGE JOHNSTON and SARAH MCKINLEY were:

                    i.     UNNAMED INFANT CHILD JOHNSTON, b. December 01, 1885, Dagus Mines, PA; d. December 01, 1885, Dagus Mines, PA.

                   ii.     ROBERT JOHNSTON, b. July 30, 1887, Dagus Mines, PA; d. April 28, 1961, Dubois,  PA; m. NORA PRISCILLA HUGHES; b. April 04, 1887; d. May 30, 1956.

More About ROBERT JOHNSTON:

Burial: Morningside Cemetery, Dubois, PA

19.             iii.     SARAH CAMPBELL JOHNSTON, b. November 18, 1889, Dagus Mines, PA; d. September 10, 1967, New Castle, PA

20.             iv.     JOHN MCKINLEY JOHNSTON, b. February 16, 1892, Dagus Mines, PA; d. 1957, Greensburg, PA

21.              v.     MARY CUNNINGHAM JOHNSTON, b. March 18, 1898, Dagus Mines, PA; d. 1985, Christ the King Manor, Dagus Mines, PA

                  vi.     INFANT BABY JOHNSTON, b. February 06, 1900, Dagus Mines, PA; d. February 06, 1900, Dagus Mines, PA

22.            vii.     GEORGE JOHNSTON, b. May 02, 1901, Dagus Mines, PA; d. September 06, 1970.

23.           viii.     FRANCES ROBERTSON JOHNSTON, b. September 27, 1894, Dagus Mines, PA; d. July 15, 1984, Christ the King Manor, Dubois,  PA

12.  WILLIAM COOK (MARGARET JOHNSTON, THOMAS JOHNSTON, JOHN) was born August 24, 1872, and died January 22, 1942.  He married MARGARET SPENCE.  She was born 1874, and died 1946. She was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Rte 487, Old Bernice, PA

More About WILLIAM COOK:

Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Rte 487, Old Bernice, PA

Children of WILLIAM COOK and MARGARET SPENCE were:

                    i.     JOHN COOK, b. December 22, 1895, Mildred, PA; d. February 28, 1949, Robert Packer Hospital,  Sayre, PA

Notes for JOHN COOK:

Per obituary, John died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA after a short illness and spent his entire life in that community. He was the son of the late William and Margaret Cook. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Rima of Rochester, Mrs. Ethel Hellman of Muncy, and a brother, James Cook.

More About JOHN COOK:

Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Rte 487, Old Bernice, PA

                   ii.     JAMES COOK, b. 1898, Mildred , PA

13.  KATIE COOK (MARGARET JOHNSTON, THOMAS JOHNSTON, JOHN) was born February 1877 in Iowa.  She married HENRY SCHAAD, son of JOHN SCHAAD and ELIZABETH MOSIER. .  He was born February 1872 in Mildred, PA

Notes for HENRY SCHAAD:

According to the 1900 census in Bernice, PA, Henry was married to Katie Cook. His father, John Schaad, was born March 11, 1834 in Canton Schaffhausen, Switzerland. John was married in 1865 to Elizabeth Mosier, who was born in PA. Henry was one of several children. The census gives his occupation as a brakeman on the railroad. Henry and Katie owned their own home free and clear. It is later reported he conducted a meat market in Mildred.

Their children were:

1. Franklin J. Schaad b 1898
2. Walter H. Schaad b 1899
3. Clifford W. Schaad b 1905
4. Alfred G. Schaad b 1907
5. Margaret E. Schaad b May 1909; married Dr. John A. Kale

There are additional pictures and captions on this branch of the family at Selected Cook Family Pictures.


Henry Schaad Meat Market Wagon
Mildred, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bob Parmerter

14.  THOMAS JOHNSTON (DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born October 09, 1882, and died October 28, 1918 in Robertsdale, PA.   He married EMMA CORNELIUS. 

More About THOMAS JOHNSTON:

Burial: Broad Top Cemetery, Broad Top, PA


L to r: Merle, Carleton and Fred Johnston
Children of Thomas Johnston and Emma Cornelius
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Children of THOMAS JOHNSTON and EMMA CORNELIUS were:

                    i.     FRED JOHNSTON.

                   ii.     CARLETON JOHNSTON.

24.             iii.     MERLE JOHNSTON.

                  iv.     GRACE JOHNSTON, b. June 05, 1905; d. July 29, 1905, Robertsdale, PA

Notes for GRACE JOHNSTON:

Died at one month, 25 days

15.  GEORGE D. JOHNSTON (DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born November 30, 1884 in Moingona, Iowa, and died August 30, 1909. He is buried in Broad Top Cemetery, Broad Top, Roberstdale, PA  He married ADA MAE BOLLINGER June 20, 1905 in Dudley, PA  She was born April 13, 1890 in Roberstdale, PA, and died October 03, 1964 in Blair Hospital, Huntington, PA.

More About ADA MAE BOLLINGER:

Burial: October 06, 1964, Broad Top Cemetery, Robertsdale, PA

Child of GEORGE JOHNSTON and ADA BOLLINGER was:

25.               i.     VADA MAE JOHNSTON, b. March 03, 1906, Roberstdale, PA; d. October 24, 1976, Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubensville, Ohio.

16.  MARY BENNETT JOHNSTON (DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born October 14, 1888 in Bernice, PA, and died February 15, 1973 in Rochester, PA.  She married GEORGE EMERSON HOFFMAN..  He was born March 03, 1883 in Bernice, PA, and died May 13, 1956 in Rochester, PA. Here are two photos of the couple.


George and Mary (Johnston) Hoffmann
Husband and Wife
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan


George Emerson Hoffman and Mary Bennett (Johnston) Hoffman
As an Older Couple
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

More About MARY BENNETT JOHNSTON:

Burial: February 17, 1973, Freedom,  PA


Mary Johnston Hoffman
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

More About GEORGE EMERSON HOFFMAN:

Burial: Freedom,  PA

Child of MARY JOHNSTON and GEORGE HOFFMAN was:

                    i.     WALTER LEMAR HOFFMAN, b. July 30, 1905, Robertsdale, PA; d. November 01, 1978, Beaver, PA; m. HELEN GROSS; b. June 28, 1904; d. May 02, 1978, Beaver, PA

Notes for WALTER LEMAR HOFFMAN:

Walter was a pharmacist and owned the drug store on Main Street in Rochester, PA. He and Helen had no children.  

More About WALTER LEMAR HOFFMAN:

Burial: Freedom, PA

More About HELEN GROSS:

Burial: Freedom,  PA

17.  GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON (DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born July 05, 1895 in Bernice, PA, and died February 05, 1921 in Robertsdale,PA  She married CHESTER EARL SWEET January 20, 1912 in Cumberland, MD, son of JOHN JR. and SARAH EDWARDS.  He was born May 21, 1891 in Dudley,PA, and died November 10, 1973 in Imler, PA


Gertrude Davena Johnston
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Notes for GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON:

Davena Johnston Sweet died of pneumonia. It is reported the family physician wanted to attend a play in Saxton. He had his nurse administer a dose of morphine to keep her peaceful. She died at the age of 26.

Her children at the time of death were Charles age 1, Mary Irene age 6, and Vivian age 8.


Gertrude Davena (Johnston) Sweet
With Daughters Vivian and Irene
About 1916
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

More About GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON:

Burial: Broad Top Cemetery, Broad Top, Robertsdale, PA

More About CHESTER EARL SWEET:

Burial: Alto Rest, Altoona, PA

Children of GERTRUDE JOHNSTON and CHESTER SWEET were:

26.               i.     VIVIAN EILEEN SWEET, b. May 05, 1913, Roberstdale, PA

27.              ii.     MARY IRENE SWEET, b. July 17, 1915, Roberstdale, PA; d. Aug. 4, 2012, Zelienople, PA. [Editor's Note: More information and photo below]

28.             iii.     CHARLES FREDERICK SWEET, b. January 04, 1920, Roberstdale, PA

18.  THOMAS ALEXANDER JOHNSTON (ALEXANDER, THOMAS, JOHN) was born March 31, 1888 in Bernice, PA, and died July 31, 1971 in Reynoldsville, PA.  He married SARA ZELDA WHITTAKER.  She was born Nov. 9, 1889, and died Oct. 20, 1977; buried in Reynoldsville, PA.

More About THOMAS ALEXANDER JOHNSTON:

Burial: Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, PA


Thomas Alexander Johnston (1888-1971)
Grave Marker
Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

More About SARA ZELDA WHITTAKER:

Burial: Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, PA. Here is the Sara Zelda Whittaker Johnston Marker.

Children of THOMAS JOHNSTON and SARA WHITTAKER are:

                    i.     AGNES BERNICE JOHNSTON, b. 1917; d. 2000, Reynoldsville, PA

More About AGNES BERNICE JOHNSTON, b. Aug. 7, 1917, d. June 7, 2000.

Burial: Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, PA

                   ii.     THOMAS A. JOHNSTON, b. Dec. 5, 1920.

                  iii.     SARA Z. JOHNSTON, b. July 12, 1927. She married RICHARD VILKINOFSKY.

Here is a photograph of Thomas and Sara Zelda, children of Thomas and Sara (Whittaker) Johnston, taken in June 2010, courtesy of Bonnie Brennan:


Thomas Johnston and Sara Zelda Vilkinofsky
Reynoldsville PA
June 2010
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Generation No. 5

19.  SARAH CAMPBELL JOHNSTON (GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born November 18, 1889 in Dagus Mines, PA, and died September 10, 1967 in New Castle, PA.  She married CLARK GROVER LYKE in 1912 in Punxsutawney, PA. 

Notes for SARAH CAMPBELL JOHNSTON:

Attended Dubois Business College. Worked as a bookkeeper in a meat packing company and at a department store. Her husband Clark worked for the Post Office.

Cause of death: received a concussion after a fall out of bed in a nursing home. Died a few days later.

More About SARAH CAMPBELL JOHNSTON:

Burial: Punxsutawney, PA

Children of SARAH JOHNSTON and CLARK LYKE were:

                    i.     RUTH ELIZABETH LYKE, b. November 12, 1918; m. [______?] GALL.

                   ii.     SARAH JEAN LYKE, b. December 26, 1928; m. [_________?] LEPRICH.

20.  JOHN MCKINLEY JOHNSTON (GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born February 16, 1892 in Dagus Mines, PA, and died 1957 in Greensburg, PA.  He married GOLDIE SYLVIA SNEDDEN.  She was born September 08, 1896, and died November 03, 1984 in Greensburg, PA.

Notes for JOHN MCKINLEY JOHNSTON:

John attended Penn State and received a degree in mining.

While attending Penn State, he played baseball and was a pitcher. He received an offer from  St. Louis to play professionally. He decided he wouldn't make as much money in baseball as he would in mining and declined the offer to play for St. Louis.

John suffered heart attacks at ages 40 and 50 and died of a stroke.

More About JOHN MCKINLEY JOHNSTON:

Burial: Westmoreland Cemetery, Greensburg, PA

Notes for GOLDIE SYLVIA SNEDDEN:

Goldie died of a stroke.

More About GOLDIE SYLVIA SNEDDEN:

Burial: Westmoreland Cemetery, Greensburg, PA

Children of JOHN JOHNSTON and GOLDIE SNEDDEN were:

29.               i.     ANNE ESTELLE JOHNSTON, b. April 06, 1926, Greensburg, PA

30.              ii.     JOHN MACKINLEY JOHNSTON JR., b. November 17, 1927, Greensburg, PA

21.  MARY CUNNINGHAM JOHNSTON (GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born March 18, 1898 in Dagus Mines, PA, and died 1985 in Christ the King Manor, Dagus Mines, PA.  She married FRANK PORTZER. 

More About MARY CUNNINGHAM JOHNSTON:

Burial: Morningside Cemetery, Dubois, PA

Children of MARY JOHNSTON and FRANK PORTZER were:

                    i.     MARION PORTZER.

                   ii.     INEZ ELEANOR PORTZER.

                  iii.     HAROLD PORTZER.

                  iv.     VIOLA PORTZER.

                   v.     DONNA SARAH PORTZER.

22.  GEORGE JOHNSTON (GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born May 02, 1901 in Dagus Mines, PA, and died September 06, 1970.  He married EDITH CHRISTIAN ANDERSON.  She was born October 02, 1903 in Tobey Village, PA, and died December 14, 1987.

Notes for GEORGE JOHNSTON:

Died of complications related to diabetes.


George Johnston (1901-1970)
Grave Marker
Earleyville Cemetery
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

More About GEORGE JOHNSTON:

Burial: Earleyville Cemetery, Kersey PA

More About EDITH CHRISTIAN ANDERSON:

Burial: Earleyville Cemetery, Kersey PA

Children of GEORGE JOHNSTON and EDITH ANDERSON were:

31.               i.     JANICE MARIE JOHNSTON.

32.              ii.     GEORGE ROBERT JOHNSTON.

23.  FRANCES ROBERTSON JOHNSTON (GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born September 27, 1894 in Dagus Mines, PA, and died July 15, 1984 in Christ the King Manor, Dubois,  PA.  She married JAMES WHAMOND October 15, 1916.  He was born 1895, and died 1972.

More About FRANCES ROBERSTON JOHNSTON:

Burial: Earleyville Cemetery, Kersey, PA

More About JAMES WHAMOND:

Burial: Earleyville Cemetery  Kersey, PA

Child of FRANCES JOHNSTON and JAMES WHAMOND was:

33.               i.     LUCILLE JOHNSTON WHAMOND, b. 1928.

24.  MERLE JOHNSTON (THOMAS, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN)

Children of MERLE JOHNSTON were:

                    i.     MARY JOHNSTON.

                   ii.     TOM JOHNSTON.

25.  VADA MAE JOHNSTON (GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born March 03, 1906 in Roberstdale, PA, and died October 24, 1976 in Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubensville, Ohio.  She met (1) CLARENCE BROWN in 1921.    She married (2) JOHN JAMES BRINSKY on January 18, 1927.  He was born December 17, 1896 in Boonton, New Jersey, and died May 26, 1978.

Children of VADA JOHNSTON and CLARENCE BROWN were:

34.               i.     WANDA JUANITA BROWN, b. February 28, 1923.

35.              ii.     ALICE AILENE BROWN, b. July 24, 1925.

Children of VADA JOHNSTON and JOHN BRINSKY were:

36.             iii.     JACQUELINE MAE BRINSKY, b. April 11, 1937.

37.             iv.     MADELYNJO BRINSKY, b. September 08, 1938.

38.              v.     MARY ANN BRINSKY, b. March 19, 1941.

39.             vi.     MARCIA LEE BRINSKY, b. September 16, 1942.

40.            vii.     JOHN JAMES BRINSKY, b. September 17, 1945.

26.  VIVIAN EILEEN SWEET (GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born May 05, 1913 in Roberstdale, PA. She is buried in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver , PA.  She married ALBERT A. BRENNAN September 05, 1933, son of ADOLPH SR. and ELIZABETH CRIST.  He was born October 02, 1913. He died July 13, 1983 in Detroit, Mi . and was buried July 15, 1983 at Broad Top Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Broad Top City , PA.


Vivian Eileen Sweet
As a Girl
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Notes for VIVIAN EILEEN SWEET:

Vivian Eileen Sweet received a bachelors degree in music from Juniata College in Huntington, PA. She moved to Rochester, New York and worked at Eastman Kodak spooling film. She attended State University College at Brockport and received a masters degree in Education. She retired from the Hawaii school system and returned to Beaver, PA in 1980.


Albert A. Brennan (1913-1983)
Grave Marker
Robertsdale, PA
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

Children of VIVIAN SWEET and ALBERT BRENNAN were:

                    i.     BABY1 BRENNAN, b. 1934.

                   ii.     BABY2 BRENNAN, b. 1936.

                  iii.     JANICE LOU BRENNAN, b. August 12, 1937; d. April 17, 1939, Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA

Notes for JANICE LOU BRENNAN:

Janice Lou Brennan died of a rare blood disorder called hemorrhagic purpura. The clotting time is normal but the bleeding count is prolonged. At the time of her death, she was treated in Altoona Hospital with moccasin venom, where she died despite blood transfusions from family and friends. She is buried in Broad Top Cemetery and lies next to her father, Albert Brennan. Before he died in Detroit in July 1983, he requested to be buried next to her. 


Albert A. Brennan (1913-1983) and Daughter Janice Brennan (1937-1939)
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

41.             iv.     BONNIE IRENE BRENNAN, b. February 21, 1940, Robertsdale, PA

42.              v.     DANNIE LEON BRENNAN, b. August 25, 1942, Roberstdale, PA


Mary Irene Sweet
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Brennan

27.  MARY IRENE SWEET (GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born July 17, 1915 in Roberstdale, PA, and died August 4, 2012 in Zelienople, PA at the Passavant Retirement Center. She was interred at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park after services at the First United Presbyterian Church, both in Rochester, PA..  She married HOWARD RAY JONES on July 22, 1939, son of WILBUR JONES and ETHEL COX.  Howard was born January 03, 1916.

Notes for MARY IRENE SWEET:

Mary Irene was raised by her grandmother Estella Johnston Fick's sister, Mary Emerson, and her husband.

She graduated from nursing school in Rochester, PA and served as an officer in the Army.

Child of MARY SWEET and HOWARD JONES is:

43.               i.     JUDITH ANN JONES, b. September 05, 1943, Bellview, PA; she was an adopted child.

28.  CHARLES FREDERICK SWEET (GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born January 04, 1920 in Roberstdale, PA  He married RUTH BUSH February 06, 1942, daughter of WILLIAM BUSH and ALMA FINNEGAN.  She was born May 30, 1921 in Bloomfield Twp. PA, and died October 13, 1998 in Altoona, PA

More About RUTH BUSH:

Burial: Claysburg, PA

Child of CHARLES SWEET and RUTH BUSH is:

44.               i.     BILLY DUANE SWEET, b. September 10, 1946.

Generation No. 6

29.  ANNE ESTELLE JOHNSTON (JOHN MCKINLEY, GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born April 06, 1926 in Greensburg, PA  She married (1) JAMES RICHARD GILLAN, son of WALTER GILLAN and WILMINE HOUTZ.  He was born June 17, 1924 in Peoria, Illinois, and died January 19, 1969 in New Orleans, LA.  She married (2) HUBERT CHARLES WOODSUM May 24, 1975, son of NORTON WOODSUM and EDITH STEVENS.  He was born May 13, 1928.

Notes for JAMES RICHARD GILLAN:

Cause of death: massive GI hemorrhage, secondary to pancreatitis

Occupation: Self-employed consultant

Burial: January 23, 1969, Mackinaw Cemetery, Mackinaw, Illinois

Children of ANNE JOHNSTON and JAMES GILLAN were:

45.               i.     BARBARA ANNE GILLAN, b. May 01, 1961, New Orleans, La.

                   ii.     JOHN WALTER GILLAN, b. January 02, 1964.

Notes for JOHN WALTER GILLAN:

John is the adopted brother of Anne and Andrea

                  iii.     ANDREA GRACE GILLAN, b. November 01, 1967.

30.  JOHN MACKINLEY JOHNSTON JR. (JOHN MCKINLEY JOHNSTON, GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born November 17, 1927 in Greensburg, PA  He married CELEIA JEAN STEPHENS December 01, 1953 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She was born July 06, 1926 in Springfield, Missouri.

Children of JOHN JR. and CELEIA STEPHENS are:

                    i.     CYNTHIA ANNE JOHNSTON, b. January 21, 1964, Chicago, Illinois; m. STEVE MATHIS, February 14, 1997, Chapel of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada.

46.              ii.     SYLVIA LYNN JOHNSTON, b. November 09, 1957, Chicago, Illinois.

47.             iii.     JEAN MAUREEN JOHNSTON, b. June 10, 1965, Chicago, Illinois.

31.  JANICE MARIE JOHNSTON (GEORGE, GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN);  married RICHARD LYNN KAGARISE. 

Children of JANICE JOHNSTON and RICHARD KAGARISE are:

                    i.     CHRISTINE MARIE KAGARISE, b. January 21, 1970.

48.              ii.     ROBERT ERIC KAGARISE, b. September 15, 1967.

32.  GEORGE ROBERT JOHNSTON (GEORGE, GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN)

Children of GEORGE ROBERT JOHNSTON are:

                    i.     REBECCA JOHNSTON.

                   ii.     NICHOLAS JOHNSTON.

33.  LUCILLE JOHNSTON WHAMOND (FRANCES ROBERSTON JOHNSTON, GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born 1928.  She married PAUL UPLINGER in 1951. 

Child of LUCILLE WHAMOND and PAUL UPLINGER is:

                    i.     BONNIE JEAN UPLINGER, b. June 12, 1953; m. [_______?] DOBMEIER.

34.  WANDA JUANITA BROWN (VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born February 28, 1923.  She married ALBERT RANDOLPH CARMONEY July 09, 1941.  He was born December 16, 1922.

Children of WANDA BROWN and ALBERT CARMONEY are:

49.               i.     ALBERT RANDOLPH CARMONEY JR., b. April 16, 1943.

50.              ii.     SANDRA LEA CARMONEY, b. December 06, 1946.

51.             iii.     TERRY RAE CARMONEY, b. December 07, 1947.

52.             iv.     GRETCHEN ANN CARMONEY, b. December 29, 1947.

35.  ALICE AILENE BROWN (VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born July 24, 1925.  She married (1) CHARLES WATSON DANIELS.  He was born November 03, 1924.

     

Children of ALICE BROWN and CHARLES DANIELS are:

53.               i.     JERRY ARLAN DANIELS, b. December 16, 1942.

54.              ii.     KIM CHARLES DANIELS, b. February 1948.

55.             iii.     ROSS THOMAS DANIELS, b. March 13, 1952.

36.  JACQUELINE MAE BRINSKY (VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born April 11, 1937.  She married LEE IRWIN PARKS on August 21, 1958.  He was born December 17, 1919.

Children of JACQUELINE BRINSKY and LEE PARKS are:

56.               i.     CARRIE ANN PARKS, b. February 27, 1959.

                   ii.     REBECCA JEAN PARKS, b. April 30, 1964.

                  iii.     CHRISTINE ARLANE PARKS, b. April 13, 1961.

                  iv.     WAYNE ALLEN PARKS, b. June 29, 1966.

                  v.     CHERYL LEA PARKS, b. March 6, 1960 in Steubenville, OH.

37.  MADELYNJO BRINSKY (VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born September 08, 1938.  She married MEYERS DAVID CAMPBELL July 23, 1959.  He was born June 16, 1938.

Children of MADELYNJO BRINSKY and MEYERS CAMPBELL are:

57.               i.     KELLY ANN CAMPBELL, b. July 30, 1966.

                   ii.     ZANE DAVID CAMPBELL, b. March 27, 1968; m. DARLA SCOTT LASH, September 12, 1998; b. December 14, 1965.

58.             iii.     CRAIG MEYERS CAMPBELL, b. February 16, 1972.

38.  MARY ANN BRINSKY (VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born March 19, 1941.  She married JAMES ROY BATES July 17, 1961.  He was born January 17, 1942.

Children of MARY BRINSKY and JAMES BATES are:

                    i.     CASSIE LYNN BATES, b. March 07, 1964; m. JEFFREY MARK SCHAFFER, August 11, 1984; b. December 24, 1957.

59.              ii.     DEBORAH KAY BATES, b. April 12, 1965.

60.             iii.     SHERRI ANN BATES, b. February 04, 1967.

                  iv.     TIMOTHY JAMES BATES, b. August 20, 1969; d. November 26,1986; buried in Smith Corners Cemetery.

                   v.     MELANIE SUE BATES, b. December 22, 1970.

61.             vi.     KERI JEANNINE BATES, b. September 21, 1974.

39.  MARCIA LEE BRINSKY (VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born September 16, 1942.  She married GEORGE RICHARD WRIGHT November 11, 1962.  He was born January 03, 1943.

Children of MARCIA BRINSKY and GEORGE WRIGHT are:

62.               i.     ROBERT PAUL WRIGHT, b. June 05, 1963.

63.              ii.     CHRISITAIN JON WRIGHT, b. January 18, 1969.

                  iii.     MARGARET NICHOLE WRIGHT, b. November 09, 1976. She married John Edward Brettell III in the First Presbyterian Church in Mingo Junction, Ohio on May 24, 2003.

40.  JOHN JAMES BRINSKY (VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born September 17, 1945.  He married JANET LYNN PROLAGO BENGIER October 26, 1974.  She was born December 04, 1951. She was the daughter of Stanley E. and Isabelle Prolago Bengier

Child of JOHN BRINSKY and JANET BENGIER is:

                    i.     JOHN JOSEPH BRINSKY, b. May 03, 1977.

Editor's Note: The following information was provided by John James Brinsky via Bonnie Brennan in March 2010, then updated in March 2012. Note the change in the spelling of the "Brinsky" surname.

John Joseph Brinskey, b. May 03, 1977 Steubenville, Jefferson Co., Ohio. He married Laura J. Roberts b. Sep. 5, 1982 in North Carolina on June 13 2008 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, in Wintersville, Ohio. She is the daughter of James Roberts and Brenda Renee Mayers.

Children of John Joseph Brinskey and Laura Roberts are:
i. Gianna Elizabeth Brinskey b. Aug. 15, 2008 in Weirton, West Virginia.
ii. Angela Rose Brinskey b. May 7, 2010 in Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, Wext Virginia.
iii. Anthony Joseph Brinskey b. Nov. 30, 2011 in Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, West Virginia.

41.  BONNIE IRENE BRENNAN (VIVIAN EILEEN SWEET, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born February 21, 1940 in Robertsdale, PA  She married (1) JOHN WYMAN WRIGHT July 15, 1960 at Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.  He was born March 1942 in Boonton, New Jersey.  She married (2) BRUCE TUCKER July 24, 1969 in Colgate Divinity Chapel , Rochester, New York, son of GRANT TUCKER and JANE UFFERT.  He was born March 08, 1946 in Rochester, New York.

Notes for BONNIE IRENE BRENNAN:

Served in the United States Air Force as a medic. Received a degree in Nursing in 1974.

Notes for JOHN WYMAN WRIGHT:

Divorced October 4, 1966

Notes for BRUCE TUCKER:

Divorced April 4, 1972

Children of BONNIE BRENNAN and JOHN WRIGHT are:

64.               i.     DAVID JOHN WRIGHT, b. August 05, 1961, Washington,D.C.

65.              ii.     JANICE EILEEN WRIGHT, b. May 30, 1963, San Antonio, Texas.

Child of BONNIE BRENNAN and BRUCE TUCKER is:

66.             iii.     JEFFREY SCOTT TUCKER, b. June 17, 1970, Rochester, New York.

42.  DANNIE LEON BRENNAN (VIVIAN EILEEN SWEET, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born August 25, 1942 in Roberstdale, PA  He married BARBARA JEAN FISHER June 18, 1960 in Rochester, N.Y.  She was born June 18, 1943.

Children of DANNIE BRENNAN and BARBARA FISHER are:

                    i.     MICHAEL BRENNAN, b. January 19, 1961, Rochester, NY. He married Sumiyo Noguchi on March 3, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan.

67.              ii.     LAURIE BRENNAN, b. July 09, 1963.

                  iii.     JODY LYNN BRENNAN, b. July 08, 1965; m. LEE WEINER, November 20, 1996, San Francisco, Ca.; b. February 22, 1967.

                  iv.     TIMOTHY DALE BRENNAN, b. January 18, 1970; m. DEBBIE GULI, June 06, 1991, Rochester, New York.

Notes for TIMOTHY DALE BRENNAN:

Divorced in 1994

43.  JUDITH ANN JONES (MARY IRENE SWEET, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born September 05, 1943 in Bellview, PA  She married (1) ROBERT BOOK on April 13, 1962 in Rochester, PA..    She married (2) ROY EMERSON MILLS.  He was born March 07, 1937.

More About JAMES BOOK:

Divorced: 1967

Child of JUDITH JONES and ROBERT BOOK is:

               i.     TAMMY LYNN BOOK, b. May 26, 1964 in Rochester, PA. She married Timothy Dean Irish (Curtis Fishinghawk*); divorced in 1998.
* Editor's Note: These are tribal names of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Lame Deer Montana.
According to her oldest daughter, Mary Irene Fishinghawk-Irish, as reported in May 2009, Tammy remarried in April 2005 to Eric J. Kabana. Also, Mary's younger sister Cheyanna, listed below, gave birth to Reilynn Marie Silvis on November 13th, 2008.

The children of Curtis Fishinghawk and Tammy Lynn Book are:

i. Mary Irene Fishinghawk Irish, b. January 5, 1985, Oswego, New York
ii. Timothy Dean Fishinghawk Irish II, b. January 16, 1986, Syracuse, New York
iii. Cheyanna Lynn Fishinghawk Irish, b. December 12, 1988 Ft. Bragg, NC

Children of JUDITH JONES and ROY MILLS are:

68.               i.     TOM ROI MILLS, b. January 11, 1971, Rochester, PA

69.              ii.     JAMES MATTHEW MILLS, b. September 02, 1966, New Brighton, PA

                  iii.     SHAWN EILEEN MILLS, b. February 24, 1970; d. February 24, 1970, Rochester, PA

More About SHAWN EILEEN MILLS:

Burial: Beaver, PA

44.  BILLY DUANE SWEET (CHARLES FREDERICK, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born September 10, 1946.  He married (1) KAREN BRODE 1975.    He married (2) PATTI MUSSELMAN 1985 in Claysburg,PA  She was born September 12, 1955.

More About BILLY DUANE SWEET:

Divorced: 1982

Child of BILLY SWEET and KAREN BRODE is:

70.               i.     CRYSTAL SUSAN SWEET, b. January 22, 1980.

Child of BILLY SWEET and PATTI MUSSELMAN is:

                   ii.     TRAVIS MUSSELMAN SWEET, b. August 09, 1982.

Generation No. 7

45.  BARBARA ANNE GILLAN (ANNE ESTELLE JOHNSTON, JOHN MCKINLEY, GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born May 01, 1961 in New Orleans, La.  She married RONALD WILLIAM MILLER.  He was born October 14, 1961 in Meadville, PA, and died in Markinch, Fife, Scotland.

Notes for BARBARA ANNE GILLAN:

Barbara Anne is the adopted sister of John and Andrea

Children of BARBARA GILLAN and RONALD MILLER are:

                    i.     GREGORY WILLIAM MILLER, b. June 20, 1985, Massena, New York.

                   ii.     STEPHANIE ANNE MILLER, b. February 26, 1988, Bloomington, Indiana.

                  iii.     MICHAEL CHARLES MILLER, b. October 20, 1993, Meadville, PA

46.  SYLVIA LYNN JOHNSTON (JOHN MACKINLEY JOHNSTON JR., JOHN MCKINLEY JOHNSTON, GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born November 09, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois.  She married DAVE DATTILO September 24, 1988 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. 

Children of SYLVIA JOHNSTON and DAVE DATTILO are:

                    i.     LAURA DATTILO, b. September 27, 1989, Evanston, Illinois.

                   ii.     ROBERT DATTILO, b. January 08, 1994, Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Notes for ROBERT DATTILO:

Robert is Laura's adopted brother

47.  JEAN MAUREEN JOHNSTON (JOHN MACKINLEY JOHNSTON JR., JOHN MCKINLEY JOHNSTON, GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born June 10, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois.  She married DAVID ?. 

Children of JEAN JOHNSTON and DAVID ? are:

                    i.     TAYLOR ANNE ?, b. May 08, 1998, McHenry, Illinois.

                   ii.     LELSEY JEAN ?, b. April 17, 2001.

48.  ROBERT ERIC KAGARISE (JANICE MARIE JOHNSTON, GEORGE, GEORGE, ROBERT, GEORGE, JOHN) was born September 15, 1967.

Children of ROBERT ERIC KAGARISE are:

                    i.     RACHAEL EMMA KAGARISE, b. July 30, 1999.

                   ii.     RYAN BENNETT KAGARISE, b. June 10, 2002.

49.  ALBERT RANDOLPH CARMONEY JR. (WANDA JUANITA BROWN, VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born April 16, 1943.  He married ELEANOR MERCER.  She was born September 08, 1919.

Children of ALBERT JR. and ELEANOR MERCER are:

                    i.     BYRON DOUGLAS CARMONEY, b. August 28, 1965; m. MICHELLE LEE LOWE, June 03, 2000.

                   ii.     CARL ALLEN CARMONEY, b. January 30, 1969.

50.  SANDRA LEA CARMONEY (WANDA JUANITA BROWN, VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born December 06, 1946.  She married MICHAEL PATRICK ANDERSON July 29, 1964.  He was born July 13, 1943.

Children of SANDRA CARMONEY and MICHAEL ANDERSON are:

71.               i.     EILEEN SUE ANDERSON, b. March 22, 1965.

72.              ii.     KEVIN RANDOLPH ANDERSON KERWOOD, b. October 05, 1966.

73.             iii.     MICHAEL PATRICK ANDERSON, b. July 08, 1968.

74.             iv.     WILLIAM MATTHEW ANDERSON.

51.  TERRY RAE CARMONEY (WANDA JUANITA BROWN, VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born December 07, 1947.  He married (1) ELIZABETH BELL.    He married (2) SHIRLEY. 

Child of TERRY CARMONEY and ELIZABETH BELL is:

                    i.     TARA RAE CARMONEY, b. October 11, 1970.

Children of TERRY CARMONEY and SHIRLEY are:

                   ii.     TERRY RAE CARMONEY.

                  iii.     MICHAEL CARMONEY.

                  iv.     CHRISTOPHER ALBERT CARMONEY.

52.  GRETCHEN ANN CARMONEY (WANDA JUANITA BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born December 29, 1947.  She married CHARLES RICHARD BAILEY October 30, 1967.  He was born May 30, 1947.

Children of GRETCHEN CARMONEY and CHARLES BAILEY are:

                    i.     SHANNON LYNN BAILEY, b. December 17, 1975.

                   ii.     MCKENSEY ANN BAILEY, b. July 16, 1998.

53.  JERRY ARLAN DANIELS (ALICE AILENE BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born December 16, 1942.  He married SHARON ELIZABETH AKER.  She was born April 18, 1948.

Children of JERRY DANIELS and SHARON AKER are:

                    i.     ADRIA AILENE DANIELS, b. January 03, 1969; m. (1) OSCAR BARKLEY WIKE, on February 1987. Their daughter is Catherine Jewel Wike, b. November 16, 1988 in Dahlonega, GA. She later m. (2) CHRISTOPHER ALLEN LYNBERG, on June 11, 1996.

                   ii.     JARRED AKER DANIELS, b. September 28, 1971; m. ELIZABETH ANN PHILLIPS, on April 26, 2000; b. September 17, 1972. They have a daughter, Martha Elizabeth Daniels, b. April 24, 2000 in Columbia, SC.

75.             iii.     ALEXIA JEWEL DANIELS, b. February 23, 1973.

54.  KIM CHARLES DANIELS (ALICE AILENE BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born February 1948.  He married MERCADIE AGRESTA December 16, 1967. 

Child of KIM DANIELS and MERCADIE AGRESTA is:

76.               i.     DARCY NICHOLE DANIELS, b. September 29, 1971..

55.  ROSS THOMAS DANIELS (ALICE AILENE BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born March 13, 1952.  He married CHRISTINA.  She was born March 13, 1953.

Children of ROSS DANIELS and CHRISTINA are:

                    i.     ROSS ADDISON DANIELS.

                   ii.     TORY CHRISTINA DANIELS.

                  iii.     KEATON CHRISTINA DANIELS.

56.  CARRIE ANN PARKS (JACQUELINE MAE BRINSKY, VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born February 27, 1959.  She married BRIAN CHARLES PETROZZI June 18, 1977.  He was born December 29, 1958.

Children of CARRIE PARKS and BRIAN PETROZZI are:

                    i.     JOSEPH ALPHONSO PETROZZI, b. August 06, 1977.

                   ii.     AMBER ELAINE PETROZZI, b. July 19, 1979.

                  iii.     JOHN CHARLES PETROZZI, b. December 07, 1984.

57.  KELLY ANN CAMPBELL (MADELYNJO BRINSKY, VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born July 30, 1966.  She married (1) JOHN BRYAN SHEPARD.  He was born April 27, 1966.  She married (2) WAYNE EDWARD PAUL.  He was born October 10, 1965.

Child of KELLY CAMPBELL and JOHN SHEPARD is:

                    i.     MEGAN LYNN SHEPARD, b. January 13, 1989.

Child of KELLY CAMPBELL and WAYNE PAUL is:

                   ii.     MEGAN LYNN SHEPARD PAUL, b. January 13, 1989.

58.  CRAIG MEYERS CAMPBELL (MADELYNJO BRINSKY, VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born February 16, 1972.  He married VALERIE JEAN ANDERSON October 21, 1995.  She was born February 02, 1970.

Children of CRAIG CAMPBELL and VALERIE ANDERSON are:

                    i.     TYLER ANDREW CAMPBELL, b. February 26, 1998.

                   ii.     ALYSSA JEANNE CAMPBELL, b. April 17, 2000.

59.  DEBORAH KAY BATES (MARY ANN BRINSKY, VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born April 12, 1965.  She married ROBERT EUGENE SOLES June 27, 1987.  He was born October 02, 1965.

Children of DEBORAH BATES and ROBERT SOLES are:

                    i.     KRISTEN ANN SOLES, b. April 19, 1988.

                   ii.     ROBERT EUGENE SOLES, b. April 21, 1991.

                  iii.     DYLAN JAMES SOLES, b. July 10, 1995.

60.  SHERRI ANN BATES (MARY ANN BRINSKY, VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born February 04, 1967.  She married RAYMOND WILLIAM MARCHESE September 03, 1988.  He was born January 26, 1967.

Children of SHERRI BATES and RAYMOND MARCHESE are:

                    i.     NICHOLAS RAYMOND MARCHESE, b. October 1987.

                   ii.     MARIE NICHOLE MARCHESE, b. June 28, 1994.

61.  KERI JEANNINE BATES (MARY ANN BRINSKY, VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born September 21, 1974.  She married EDWARD REYES September 22, 2001. 

Children of KERI BATES and EDWARD REYES are:

                    i.     BRANDON TIMOTHY BATES, b. December 01, 1994.

                   ii.     DARIAN NICHOLE REYES, b. March 16, 1997.

62.  ROBERT PAUL WRIGHT (MARCIA LEE BRINSKY, VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born June 05, 1963.  He married DEBORAH KOZAK September 15, 1984.  She was born January 21, 1963.

Children of ROBERT WRIGHT and DEBORAH KOZAK are:

                    i.     STEVIE ANN WRIGHT, b. October 17, 1988.

                   ii.     RICHARD JAY WRIGHT, b. January 10, 1991.

63.  CHRISITAIN JON WRIGHT (MARCIA LEE BRINSKY, VADA MAE JOHNSTON, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born January 18, 1969.  He married STEPHANIE LYNN KIRKLAND September 25, 2000.  She was born May 18, 1973.

Child of CHRISITAIN WRIGHT and STEPHANIE KIRKLAND is:

                    i.     HANNA ELIZABETH WRIGHT, b. May 02, 2000, and died the same day. Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Mingo Junction, Ohio.

64.  DAVID JOHN WRIGHT (BONNIE IRENE BRENNAN, VIVIAN EILEEN SWEET, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born August 05, 1961 in Washington,D.C.  He married GINA LACAPRA February 15, 1990 in New Jersey.  She was born July 22, 1960 in New Jersey.

Children of DAVID WRIGHT and GINA LACAPRA are:

                    i.     CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT, b. August 05, 1990.

                   ii.     TAYLOR RAE WRIGHT, b. March 21, 1993.

65.  JANICE EILEEN WRIGHT (BONNIE IRENE BRENNAN, VIVIAN EILEEN SWEET, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born May 30, 1963 in San Antonio, Texas.  She married DANNY COLSON May 26, 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Children of JANICE WRIGHT and DANNY COLSON are:

                    i.     ZACHARY SCOTT COLSON, b. August 17, 1990.

                   ii.     EVAN DANIELLE COLSON, b. October 07, 1992 in Oxnard, CA.

66.  JEFFREY SCOTT TUCKER (BONNIE IRENE BRENNAN, VIVIAN EILEEN SWEET, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born June 17, 1970 in Rochester, New York.  He married ELAINE MCGOWAN February 17, 1996 in California.  She was born May 19, 1971 in the town of Paisley, in the county of Renfrewshire, Scotland. Elaine Is the daughter of of Kathleen Mary McCulloch, (b. November 18, 1945 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, to Catherine and Francis McCulloch), and Charles McGowan, (b. June 16th, 1946 in Pollokshaws, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. to Ellen and Charles McGowan).

Children of JEFFREY TUCKER and E MCGOWAN are

                    i.     AINSLEY KATHLEEN TUCKER, b. October 10, 2001, Fontana, Ca.

                    ii.     CAITLIN BREENA TUCKER, b. April 10, 2003, Fontana, Ca.

                    iii.    RYAN GRANT TUCKER, b. April 10, 2003, Fontana, Ca.

67.  LAURIE BRENNAN (DANNIE LEON, VIVIAN EILEEN SWEET, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born July 09, 1963.  She married WILLIAM LOMBARD, JR. in Rochester, New York.  He was born February 02, 1961.

Notes for LAURIE BRENNAN:

Divorced in 1994.

Children of LAURIE BRENNAN and WILLIAM LOMBARD are:

                    i.     COREY LOMBARD, b. August 02, 1989.

                   ii.     CASEY LOMBARD, b. August 20, 1990.

68.  TOM ROI MILLS (JUDITH ANN JONES, MARY IRENE SWEET, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born January 11, 1971 in Rochester, PA

Children of TOM ROI MILLS are:

                    i.     JOSH EMERSON MILLS, b. January 28, 1993, Daytona Beach, Fla.

                   ii.     SHAWN MICHAEL MILLS, b. February 08, 2002, Pittsburg, PA

69.  JAMES MATTHEW MILLS (JUDITH ANN JONES, MARY IRENE SWEET, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born September 02, 1966 in New Brighton, PA

Children of JAMES MATTHEW MILLS are:

                    i.     JAMES MATTHEW MILLS, b. September 05, 1986, Syracuse, New York.

                   ii.     JASON MILLS, b. May 16, 1988, Syracuse, New YorK.

                  iii.     STEPHANIE ANN MILLS, b. February 05, 1994, Daytona Beach, Fla.

70.  CRYSTAL SUSAN SWEET (BILLY DUANE, CHARLES FREDERICK, GERTRUDE DAVENA JOHNSTON, DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born January 22, 1980.  She married ERIK WEAVER 2001. 

Child of CRYSTAL SWEET and ERIK WEAVER is:

                    i.     TEIHA LYNN SWEET, b. February 25, 2000, Altoona,PA

Generation No. 8

71.  EILEEN SUE ANDERSON (SANDRA LEA CARMONEY, WANDA JUANITA BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born March 22, 1965.  She married CLINT JEANE August 1991.  He was born July 07, 1949.

Children of EILEEN ANDERSON and CLINT JEANE are:

                    i.     MATTHEW CHARLES JEANE, b. December 30, 1991.

                   ii.     WENDY MICHELE JEANE, b. March 26, 1993.

                  iii.     CAMERSON PIERCE JEANE, b. March 23, 1999.

72.  KEVIN RANDOLPH ANDERSON KERWOOD (SANDRA LEA CARMONEY, WANDA JUANITA BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born October 05, 1966.  He married (1) GWENN E. FOSTER.    He married (2) ROXY August 1991. 

Children of KEVIN KERWOOD and GWENN FOSTER are:

                    i.     TREY ANDREW ANDERSON KERWOOD, b. February 19, 1989.

                   ii.     DAVID KERWOOD, b. January 31, 1999.

Children of KEVIN KERWOOD and ROXY are:

                  iii.     STORMI JEAN KERWOOD, b. July 07, 1993.

                  iv.     WILLIAM KEVIN KERWOOD, b. December 1995.

73.  MICHAEL PATRICK ANDERSON (SANDRA LEA CARMONEY, WANDA JUANITA BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born July 08, 1968.  He married (1) TRACE.    He married (2) KIMBERLY SLUDER. 

Child of MICHAEL ANDERSON and TRACE is:

                    i.     BRANDON MICHAEL ANDERSON, b. April 19, 1990.

Child of MICHAEL ANDERSON and KIMBERLY SLUDER is:

                   ii.     ZACHARY MICHAEL ANDERSON, b. March 1998.

74.  WILLIAM MATTHEW ANDERSON (SANDRA LEA CARMONEY, WANDA JUANITA BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN)  He married CYNTHIA LOEGERING June 13, 1991.  She was born February 21, 1970.

Children of WILLIAM ANDERSON and CYNTHIA LOEGERING are:

                    i.     JOHNATHON MICHAEL ANDERSON, b. November 1996.

                   ii.     TAYLOR NICOLE ANDERSON, b. August 1998.

75.  ALEXIA JEWEL DANIELS (JERRY ARLAN, ALICE AILENE BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN) was born February 23, 1973.  She married STEPHEN LEON CLABORN.  He was born December 09, 1972.

Child of ALEXIA DANIELS and STEPHEN CLABORN is:

                    i.     STEPHEN LEON CLABORN JR., b. May 16, 2000.

76.  DARCY NICHOLE DANIELS (KIM CHARLES DANIELS, ALICE AILENE BROWN , VADA MAE, GEORGE D., DAVID, THOMAS, JOHN)  She married TALMAGE JOHNSON March 1996. 

Child of DARCY NICHOLE DANIELS and TALMAGE JOHNSON is:

                    i.     SARAH NICHOLE JOHNSON, b. May 2000.

 

 


Baumunk Family Reunion
July 12, 1913
Location Not Known
"Grandparents" John Adam and Ricky (Mellech) Baumunk in the cneter.
According to Emily Grant:
"I don't know much about this picture other than Mary Elizabeth and her brothers and sisters are the children in the front. I think their grandparents were sitting in the middle row. Mary Elizabeth should be the girl on the left. Beside her is her sister Helen who died as a child of influenza. The boy sitting by the dog died in the war. That is all that I was told about the picture."
Photo Courtesy of Emily Grant

THE DAY-BAUMUNK HERITAGE

Ina Day Avery donated the following family history to the Sullivan County Historical Society in 1990. Then, in March 2003, Derek Davis scanned the history and associated pictures for the Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page. We are grateful to Ina, Derek, and also to Tina Pastusic who reviewed the files before they were reproduced. Bob Sweeney, the Sullivan County Web Page historian, has also added some clarifications in headings and a few editor's footnotes. We apologize for any unavoidable formatting irregularities in the lineage listings. Spelling is as in the original, unless the editors verifiably know of a mistake, which they have corrected. Please direct any corrections or additions to Bob Sweeney at Bob Sweeney.

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN ARDELL DAY AND ANNA BAUMUNK


Combined Coat of Arms
Baumunk and Day Families
Arms: Three mullets counterchanged
Crest: Two wings expanded orange and azure
Source: Day-Baumunk Family History
Sullivan County Historical Society Collection

 

Old records state that the name Day was spelled various ways, such as Day, Daye, Daie and D'Aje. The earliest record tells of Richard Day who lived at Newport, Shropshire in the late 15th century. His son, George, became Bishop of Chichester and one of the king's chaplains at London. The family was well known as printers and religious reformers. John Day was the most noted, and he suffered imprisonment for his religious views. He produced in 1563 the first collection of psalm tunes in London.

The printing tradition was brought to this country in 1638 by Stephen Day who settled in Massachusetts. He had been hired by Rev. Joseph Glover to operate the printing press. It was on this printing press that Day produced the first book to be printed in America, "The Whole Book of Psalms Faithfully Translated Into English."

Robert Day arrived in Boston on the ship "Elizabeth" in the year 1636. He was a faithful follower of Rev. Samuel Hooker, who established the town of Hartford, Connecticut in 1639.

Many ancestors of this family are prominent throughout our country in the field of art and the world of business.

In the early 1960's a family gathering of the children of Anna and Ardell Day was held at the family homestead. Jessie, the oldest daughter, had passed away and the home occupied by her son, Richard and family. The annual reunion continued, meeting the first Sunday of August. At this time, only Myra and Ralph's wife, Lenore, are still with us.

Anna Baumunk and John Ardell Day were married May 1, 1889, and bought their land from a Whiteley. They farmed, raised five children and died there.

Richard has retired and the homestead sold to Tracy McCarty. This genealogy was proposed in 1985, but the ones with vital recall had passed on. The children of Anna and Ardell often came up with a German phrase, usually with a smile and a twinkle in their eye. Although the Day name seems to be typically Irish, Scottish or English, Ardell's mother was German and since Anna was of German descent, this language seems to have been the only one spoken in their home. It is believed the children spoke German in the home until Myra started school.

Arley married Anna Kay and lived and farmed near the family homestead. They are buried in the Bethel Cemetery.

Jessie married Frank McCarty and farmed on McCarty Ridge until moving in with her mother. They later lived in the New Albany area and are buried in the Friend's Cemetery near Shunk.

Leon married Hazel McCarty, farmed near Estella, and retired from the State Highway. They are buried in the Forksville Cemetery.

Ralph married Lenore Markowitz and made their home in Mansfield. He was a state trooper, raised chickens, and associated with the Ford Agency. He is buried in Mansfield.

Myra married DeWayne McCrossen and made their home in Binghamton, N.Y., where she still resides.


John Ardell and Anna (Baumunk) Day
Married May 1, 1889
Possibly a Wedding Picture


The Original Homestead of John Ardell and Anna (Baumunk) Day
Near Shunk, PA
Date Unknown


The John Ardell and Anna (Baumunk) Day Homestead in 1988


Day Family Reunion
Early 1960s at Family Homestead
Standing Left to Right: Leon Day, Ralph Day
Seated Left to Right: Hazel Day, Lenore Day, Myra McCrossen, Anna Day, Arley Day

Source: Day-Baumunk Family History
Sullivan County Historical Society Collection

DAY

 

The Day side of the family has been difficult to pinpoint and much of what is written here is an assumption of the writer from Census records, land grants and vital statistics of Lycoming County. Mrs Jean Stine of Williamsport, great granddaughter of Henry, brother of Claudius, did not entirely agree with my suppositions. Censuses were not taken until 1790, and were vague and probably experimental for a number of years. Records were not kept by Lycoming County until 1895, and handwritten. My belief is that an Isaac Day, black smith, from Essex County, New Jersey (his mother is listed as born in Scotland) and his wife, Rebecca English, born New York, came into Pennsylvania from New York. They were perhaps accompanied by their son, Edward, and later joined by a son, George and his family. If there were other children, they do not appear in Census records. They settled in the Pine, Jackson, Brown and Cogan House Township area, now towns of English Center, Brookside, White Pine, Cogan House, Buttonwood and Steam Valley. Since there were numerous English Families already settled here, we can presume they were Rebecca's relations. Rebecca died in 1823 and Isaac remarried Mary, over 20 years his junior, and had at least eight more children. Records show that Isaac and Rebecca are buried in the lower Cemetery at English Center, but we found only one Cemetery and most of the graves unmarked. Isaac's second family are buried in the well kept White Pine Methodist Church Cemetery. We found other cemeteries where Days are reported buried, but again, the older graves are not marked. The upper portion of Lycoming County is similar to Sullivan County. Early settlers cleared land for farming, and the lumbering business evolved. Farms were probably subdivided for family members, and the lumbering dwindled. After World War II, the young people drifted to places of better employment and the farms eventually became havens for hunters and fishermen.

Edward married Jane Boatman and they lived for awhile in the English Center area, where three of their children were born. They then moved to the Plunketts Creek, Cascade, Lewis and Hepburn area, and finally settled on land bought from Christian Dubert and Dr. Charles Lyon. Now known as Barbours, his home was in the Wallace Creek/First Fork of the Little Run Creek, and he farmed and set up a sawmill. In the land grant records there appear the names Charles S. and Matthias Day of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. What relation they might have been is unknown, but they seem to have been involved in purchasing land with Edward, no doubt connected with the lumbering business. Edward died in 1881. An interesting note from the Official Court House Records is as follows:

John Day, son, was executor and administrator for Edward Day, Mary Ann, surviving widow. There was 117,000 board feet of lumber in the estate inventory. Edward died in Gamble Township and a Rev. Mann received $5.00 for the funeral services. A G.W. Day took a heifer without knowledge of the executor. One bed was sold to Ellen Day. John Day, son of Edward, late of Plunketts Creek, petitions court for his share of his father's property. The court ruled that he owed the estate more than his due share ($1,083). Daughter‑in‑law, Mary Ann Day, is mentioned. There apparently was a considerable dispute over the disposal of Edward's estate. Edward had bought a sawmill, which was located at the mouth of Wallace Run. The following members bought property at the sale: John Day, Ellen Day, Henry S. Day, W.S. Day, George W. Day, Cornelius and Margaret Rightmire and Claudius Day.

Edward, his wife Jane, their sons, John and George, daughter Mary Ann and their families, and an Almedie Day, age 9, daughter of Claudius, are buried in the Barbours Cemetery. Claudius married Martha Ellen Fulkrod, daughter of Michael Fulkrod. In records the name is spelled Foucrot, Foulcrod, Fulcrod, Fulkert, Fullrod, Fulkrote and Fulcrett. Her grandfather came from Germany, probably in the 1700's, and her father is believed to be born in Barbours. Most of the early settlers did not have a formal education, so when they entered the United States, immigration officials spelled the name as it sounded. The names of Ardell's sister, Stella, and brother, Harry, (married to Anna's sister Frances) do not appear in records. They were probably born between 1880 and 1885, when vital statistics were innovated. Claudius lived in the area until after the end of the century, and then followed the lumbering business around the state. He died at the home of his son, Michael Burton, who owned a hotel in Renova at the time. Claudius and presumedly his wife, are buried in Brookville. Listed among his survivors were Mrs. N.K. Whitehill, Kane, and Mrs. Bruce Dunn, Hallton. We do not know which of Ardell's three sisters these were.
Editor's Note: Per Marge Hough on 09/14/03: "This author was not sure which "Day" Mrs. Bruce Dunn of Hallton was. She was Maggie Day. Her husband, Bruce, was my grandfather (Paul Dunn)'s oldest brother. I only know her name was Maggie Day and that she and Bruce had four children.


Cornelius Day *
Father of John Ardell Day *
Source: Day-Baumunk Family History
Sullivan County Historical Society Collection

* Editor's Note: Per Larry Pardoe in November 2011, the subject of this photo, if truly Cornelius Day, was not the father of John Ardell Day, whose true father was Claudius Day, brother to Cornelius. So either the subject is Claudius or, if it is really Cornelius, then the caption under his name is inccorrect.

LINEAGE OF ISAAC DAY

NAME (Marriage Date)                                         Born                                                                   Died

Isaac (b. New Jersey)                                                                   1772                                                                   9/11/1862
.......M: ........ Rebecca English (b. New York)                                                     1772                                                                   1823

I. Edward (b. N.Y.)                                                                   6/15/1810                                                                   8/28/1881
.......M: ........ Jane Boatman                                                                   4/5/1814                                                                   12/28/1880

A. John                                                                   3/15/1835                                                                   2/12/1892
.......M: ........ Mary Ann (5/30/1856)                                               5/30/1836                                                                   05/25/1928

1. Ida E                                                                   1862                                                                   1944
.......M: ........ Jacob Schaffer (12/1885)                                           1859                                                                   1926

2. Herman George                                                                   1866                                                                   5/12/1917
.......M. Corena Creswell                                                                   1870                                                                   1935

3. Sarah J.                                                                   1875
.......M: ........ James H. Bloomer (3/3/1893)                                   1870

B. George W.                                                                   1836
.......M. Sarah C.                                                                   11/9/1838                                                                   5/1/1881

1. Clara T.                                                                   1863

2. Bigler W.                                                                   1864

3. Henry M.                                                                   1867
.......M: ........ Laura Barbours (1885)                              1862

a. Irving J.                                                                   12/ 1889

b. Ralph                                                                   8/ 1890

c. son

d. Lydia                                                                   5/1986

e. George Bigler                                                                   7/8/1898

C. Claudius (b. English Center)                                                                   12/24/1838                                                                   4/3/1929
.......M. Martha Ellen Fulcrod                                                                   1846                                                                   7/25/1918

1. John Ardell                                                                   7/5/1864                                                                   1936
.......M: ........ Anna Baumunk                                                                   1/16/1868                                                                   12/3/1948

a. Arley Adam                                                                   12/30/1890                                                                   5/15/1975
.......M: ........ Anna Osler Kay                                                                   1/25/1896                                                                   3/19/1983

(1) John Bruce                                                                   8/17/1916
.......M: ........ Agnes A. Stasiak                                                                   1/13/1918

(a) Carol Ann                                                                   11/10/1940
.......M: ........ William Allan Cobb (1/24/1969)

(1a) William Bruce                                                                   10/8/1969                                                                   10/10/1969

(1b) Susan Elaine                                                                   10/8/1969                                                                   10/10/1969

(1c) Jon Allan                                                                   10/8/1970

(1d) Paul Allan                                                                   2/17/1972

(1e) Marc Allan                                                                   10/20/1973

(1f) Merie Allyn                                                                   10/2/1976

(b) David Bruce                                                                   7/26/1943

(c) Arley Andrew                                                                   7/7/1946
.......M: ........ Diana Dixie Bozerman                                                                   8/6/1949

(1a) Tara Yolanda                                                                   10/12/1972

(2) Ina Alberta                                                                   7/23/1918
.......M: ........ Gene Ronald Avery                                                                   9/22/1914                                                                   5/6/1978

(a) Ronald Sidney                                                                   12/6/1938
.......M: ........ Marilyn Ann Jolly                                                                   12/10/1943

(1a) Gordon Ronald J.                                                                   11/30/1968

(1b) Laura Ann H.                                                                   7/14/1972

(b) John Arley                                                                   7/15/1942
.......M: ........ Marilyn J. Hertz                                                                   7/2/1943

(1a) Alison Jan                                                                   12/12/69

(1b) Brian John                                                                   3/4/1971

(c) Connie Ann                                                                   7/29/1948
.......M: ........ Thomas R. McCarty                                                                   5/15/1950

(1a) Carol Renee                                                                   9/28/1977

(1b) Amy Diana                                                                   6/10/1980

(1c) Joanna Ruth                                                                   6/12/1982

(3) Ruth Irene                                                                   8/8/1920
.......M: ........ H. Warren Fiester                                                                   9/2/1920

(a) Gary Waren                                                                   10/1/1940
.......M: ........ Linda Ann McCarty                                                                   7/18/1943

(1 a) Anthony Todd                                                                   12/10/1961
.......M: ........ Lisa Schweitzer

(2a) Jodie Lynn                                                                   7/22/1987

(1b) Beverly Sue                                                                   1/10/1963

(1c) Laura Lynn                                                                   4/27/1964
.......M: ........ Scott lrons

(2a) Lesley Caren                                                                   /1986

(1d) Mark Franklin                                                                   3/28/1967

(b) Nancy Louise                                                                   2/28/1942

(c) Betty Marie                                                                   5/25/1943
.......M: ........ Duane Reibson                                                                   5/21/1942

(1 a) Andrew L.                                                                   2/20/1962
.......M: ........ Sun Nyeo Hwang                                                                   12/18/1957

(2a) Elizabeth Ahrum                                                                   7/6/1985

(2b) Anna Dahl                                                                   9/26/1986

(1b) John David                                                                   3/24/1963
.......M: ........ Joyce Patterson

(1c) Michael Warren                                                                   5/18/1964

(1d) Christy Lynn                                                                   12/26/1968
.......M: ........ Scott Harriman

(2a) Mason Scott                                                                   10/21/1988

(d) Lyndon Bruce                                                                   8/18/1944
.......M: ........ Joy E. Evans                                                                   5/26/1946

(1a) Krisann Elaine                                                                   3/9/1966

(1b) Wendy Lea                                                                   7/18/1967

(1c) Lyndon Bruce, Jr.                                                                   11/11/1970

(1d) Jason                                                                   7/24/1979

(e) Rebecca Ann                                                                   7/12/1956
.......M: ........ Ralph Aldinger

(1 a) Samuel Jacob                                                                   11/7/1979

(1b) Nathaniel Cole                                                                   8/7/1985

(f) Joey Michael                                                                   8/24/1959
.......M: ........ Robin Frantz                                                                   10/7/1962

(g) Roberta Irene                                                                   12/26/1960
.......M: ........ Michael Brown (Div.)

D. Gene William                                                                   5/23/1923
.......M: ........ Elizabeth W. Taliaferro                                                                   4/25/1922

1. Richard Taliaferro                                                                   1/29/1947

2. Lynn Margaret                                                                   2/20/1957
.......M: ........ Mark Canty (10/4/1986)

3. Lorraine Susan                                                                   4/11/1958
.......M: ........ Robert B. Leljedahl (4/5/1986)

E. Shirley J.                                                                   7/19/1925
.......M: ........ Earl B. Warburton                                                                   1/19/1924

1 . James B.                                                                   1/3/1947
.......M: ........ Barbara J. Kimble (8/27/1966)                                                                   8/14/1947

a. Bruce J.                                                                   11/27/1967

b. Amy Lynn                                                                   9/8/1976

c. Brian James                                                                   3/18/1979

2. Elaine Susan                                                                   8/19/1948
.......M: ........ Darrell V. Reibson (7/27/1968)                                                                   3/6/1945

a. Laraine Susan                                                                   10/27/1969

b. Jennifer Jill                                                                   9/17/1971

c. Jesse Daniel                                                                   6/17/1976

F. Jule                                                                   3/22/1927
.......M: ........ Marvin Driscoll (7/27/1945)                                                                   6/27/1925

1. Dixie Dianne                                                                   11/27/1948
.......M: ........ John P. Gross (5/10/1975)                                                                   4/14/1948

a. Julie Victoria                                                                   3/21/1978

b. Patrick Driscoll                                                                   7/26/1979

c. Michael Phillip                                                                   5/10/1981

d. John Elliott                                                                   11/30/1982

2. Jane Louise                                                                   8/10/1950                                                                   10/9/1983
.......M: ........ Jon F. Phillips                                                                   6/13/1947

a. Jaremiah Carey                                                                   7/4/1978

b. Cara Shalane                                                                   2/5/1980

c. Krista Lyn                                                                   6/1/1982

3. Janet Irene                                                                   10/18/1953
.......M: ........ David Preston                                                                   6/20/1952

a. Daniel Lee                                                                   3/10/1979

b. Lee Michael                                                                   3/5/1981

c. Jay Robert                                                                   6/7/1987

4. Scott Brian                                                                   2/21/1955
.......M: ........ Deborah Hayden                                                                   4/13/1956

a. Brian Richard                                                                   12/23/1980

b. Laura Lyn                                                                   2/17/1983

c. Timothy Scott                                                                   11/25/1984

II. Jessie Lula                                                                   11/4/1892                                                                   1/23/1958
.......M: ........ Francis M. McCarty (10/4/1915)                                                                   4/27/1891                                                                   9/11/1972

A. Ruth Evelyn                                                                   11/8/1917
.......M: ........ Fred Clayton Bennett (9/6/1939)

 ‑ First Marriage                                                                   1/7/1913                                                                   10/20/1978
.......M: ........ Lawrence Higley (4/23/1988)

 ‑ Second Marriage                                                                   3/13/1914

1 . Richard Eugene                                                                   1/19/1941
.......M: ........ Mary Jane Beery                                                                   11/22/1940

a. Deborah Jane                                                                   1/25/1963
.......M: ........ Robert Michael Bihler, Jr. (7/21/1981)

1a. Michael Eugene                                                                   6/8/1985

b. Carol Lynn                                                                   5/2/1964
.......M: ........ Jeffrey M. Johnson (4/13/1985)

c. Kevin Eugene                                                                   6/3/1966

d. Kimberly Kay                                                                   12/25/1972

2. Joan Ladene                                                                   10/8/1942
.......M: ........ David Thomas Pardoe (7/11/64)

 ‑ First Marriage                                                                   1/18/1940                                                                   12/8/1974
.......M: ........ Waldo Henry Kilmer (2/21/1976) *
* Editor's Note: Larry Pardoe pointed out in December 2011 that the date for the marriage of Waldo Henry Kilmer to Joan Ladene, according to Charles Kehler's Some Descendants of Joel & Sarah Bird Bennett, was 2/23/1976. Larry does not claim one date as being correct over the other.

 ‑ Second Marriage                                                                   7/16/1935
Editor's Note: This date refers to the birth date of Waldo Henry Kilmer, her second husband.

a. Stacey Lynne                                                                   1/10/1966

b. Mark David                                                                   1/26/1968

c. Tracy Fred                                                                   10/24/1973

3. Carl Fred                                                                   1/12/1944
.......M: ........ Beverly Hart Mitteer (11/2/1968)                                   3/17/1947

a. Bryan Lee                                                                   7/28/1969                                                                   7/28/1969

b. Tina Rae                                                                   12/11/1971

c. Corie Lynn                                                                   1/25/1975

B. Richard D.                                                                   8/21/1919
.......M: ........ Anne Lois Williams (7/23/1949)                                                                   2/9/1931

1. Thomas Richard                                                                   5/15/1950
.......M: ........ Connie Ann Avery (7/22/1972)                                                                   7/29/1948

a. Carol Renee                                                                   9/28/1977

b. Amy Diana                                                                   6/10/1980

c. Joanna Ruth                                                                   6/12/1982

2. Patricia Ann                                                                   9/10/1951
.......M: ........ Michael Hugh Foster (8/21/1976)                                                                   2/15/1950

a. Jonathan James Hugh                                                                   10/30/1981

b. Brianna Jessica                                                                   1/24/1984

c. Travis Michael                                                                   9/13/1986

3. Barbara Jean                                                                   4/25/1954
.......M: ........ Randall Robert Durlin (6/28/1974)                                                                   1/26/1954

a. Christine Renee                                                                   9/29/1979

b. Matthew Curtis                                                                   4/13/1981

c. Jennifer Lois                                                                   4/22/1983

d. Courtney Anna                                                                   3/30/1986

4. Kay Evelyn                                                                   4/9/1956
.......M: ........ John Joseph Krakoski (7/22/1978)                                                                   12/27/1956

a. Jessica Helen                                                                   7/22/1983

b. Sarah Marie                                                                   2/22/1985

c. John Michael                                                                   8/21/1987

C. Doris Barbara                                                                   3/12/1922
.......M: ........ Cecil W. Whiteley (7/9/1940)

 ‑ First Marriage                                                                   3/10/1917                                                                   6/22 /1965
.......M: ........ Roger F. Stephens

 ‑ Second Marriage                                                                   7/7/1926

1. Charlotte Louise                                                                   12/12/1942
.......M: ........ Richard Higley (9/6/1966)                                                                   7/3/1944

a. Lanette Marie                                                                   4/26/1968

b. Dann Richard                                                                   3/11/1970

2. David William                                                                   5/16/1947
.......M: ........ Cheryl Bender (8/16/1969)                                                                   10/1/1949

a. Chadd William                                                                   6/15/1971

b. Christopher David                                                                   3/11/1974

3. Marie Jean                                                                   6/13/1950
.......M: ........ Dennis Hottenstein (10/3/1970)                                                                   12/11/1945

a. Melanie Dawn                                                                   3/11/1974

b. Wess Dennis                                                                   8/16/1976

c. Carrie Marie                                                                   2/25/1979

4. Durwood John                                                                   3/14/1955
.......M: ........ Brenda Beinlich (9/6/1975)                                                                   1/25/1957

a. Brandon John                                                                   8/24/1980

b. Lisa Marie                                                                   7/1/1982

c. Larissa Anne                                                                   3/14/1985

D. Francis Myron                                                                   2/9/1927
.......M: ........ Lois Middendorf                                                                                                                                      5/24/1950
.......M: ........ Joyce Shaffer                                                                   7/16/1935

2. Vicky Lynn                                                                   8/26/1958
.......M: ........ Jerry Alan Rea                                                                   5/15/1958

a. Jerry Alan, 11                                                                   8/19/1980

b. Abigail Rebecca                                                                   2/22/1983

c. Jonathan Dwight                                                                   12/12/1985

d. Ashley Nicole                                                                   5/12/1988

E. Beatrice Joanne                                                                   12/16/1932
.......M: ........ Victor Menard                                                                                                                                      2/13/1976

1. Sharon Marie                                                                   4/20/1965

2. David Victor                                                                   1/25/1970

F. Edward Larue                                                                   12/30/1933
.......M: ........ Rowena Adeline Wiggins (1/5/1957)                                                                   5/21/1938

1. Penny Marie                                                                   4/9/1959
.......M: ........ Samuel Jeffnes (1/25/1987)

2. Kirk Edward                                                                   5/25/1960

3. Stephanie Merry                                                                   12/25/1965
.......M. Daniel Rockwell (7/25/1984) Div.

a. Bradley James                                                                   2/11/1985

III. Leon Harry                                                                   10/18/1897                                                                   11/2/1982
.......M: ........ Hazel Blanche McCarty (5/2/1519)                                                                   2/4/1899                                                                   2/18/1981

A. Norman Robert                                                                   4/22/1920
.......M: ........ Katherine Smith ‑ First Marriage                                                                   4/27/1920
.......M: ........ Patricia Shaffer‑ Second Marriage

1 . Edward Francis Ardell                                                                   7/5/1947
.......M. Joane Hoffa                                                                   8/26/1947

a. Lorne Edward                                                                   2/28/1967

b. Robert Marshall                                                                   8/16/1969

2. Dennis Robert                                                                   8/12/1949
.......M. Linda                                                                   11/16/1955

a. Elizabeth Lynne                                                                   12/31/1980

b. Michael Dennis                                                                   10/24/1982

3. Tenya                                                                   11/  /1961

B. Teresa Joyce                                                                   3/17/1922
.......M: ........ Marvin Myers

1. Beverly Rae                                                                   2/5/1949
.......M: ........ John F. Hauck (9/23/1947) ‑ First Marriage
.......M: ........ James F. Bower (3/26/1974) ‑ Second Marriage

a. Deana Marie                                                                   4/12/1968

2. Dean                                                                   7/17/1950
.......M: ........ Connie R. Pfirman (1/22/1972)

a. Heather R.                                                                   7/19/1977

C. Kenneth Leon                                                                   9/14/1923
.......M: ........ Margaret J . Switzer (3/26/1944)                                                                   10/9/1923

1. Sarah Janice                                                                   1/27/1947
.......M: ........ Robert D. Brown (4/22/1963)                                                                   12/5/1944

a. Shawn Leon                                                                   7/30/1963
.......M: ........ Barbara Ann Alexander (5/25/1985)                                                                   11/4/1966

1a. Amanda Leigh                                                                   11/11/1986

b. Stacy Irene                                                                   12/4/1964

Robert Barnett

1a. Daniel Lee                                                                   3/13/1989

c. Kevin Robert                                                                   7/3/1966                                                                  

2. Michael Leon                                                                   7/15/1948
.......M: ........ Judy Ann Peacock (5/30/1968)                                                                   3/26/1950

a. Victoria Ann                                                                   12/25/1968
.......M: ........ Troy Tropp (9/19/1987)                                                                   12/24/1966

1a. Nicole Renee                                                                   4/25/1988

2a. Justin Troy                                                                   6/26/1989

b. Michael Lloyd                                                                   4/11/1971

c. Matthew Kenneth                                                                   8/28/197

3. Deborah Ann                                                                   5/5/1950
.......M: ........ Robert E. Lee IV (12/4/1981)                                                                   12/4/1950

a. Max David                                                                   3/4/1988

4. Betsy Lynn                                                                   7/30/1951
.......M: ........ Leonard P. Fairchild Jr (8/26/1972)                                                                   7/30/1951                                                                   8/1/1977

a. Leonard Joseph                                                                   7/31/1973

5. Peggy Louise                                                                   5/8/1953
.......M: ........ James R. Kahler (12/22/973) Div. 12/1/1982
.......M: ........ Wayne Davidson (6/23/1984)                                                                   1/25/1954

a. Aaron Wayne                                                                   1/6/1986

D. Clinton Jack                                                                   1/6/1926                                                                   8/30/1988                                                                  
.......M: ........ Donna Sayman (9/18/1946)                                                                   5/3/1924

1 . Linda Ann                                                                   10/30/1948
.......M: ........ Ronald Bowen (8/17/1968)                                                                                                                                      6/12/1947

2. Daniel Clinton                                                                   5/12/1951
.......M: ........ Sandra Lee Griese (5/27/1972)                                                                   9/11/1965

a. Kendra Lee                                                                   5/15/1976

b Matthew Daniel                                                                   12/13/1977

E. Harry Dean                                                                   5/9/1929

F. Ann Beverly                                                                   7/18/1934
.......M: ........ Royce Paul Miller(1/2/1954)                                                                   4//11/1935

1. Royce Paul, Jr.                                                                   7/28/1954

2. Lori Jo Anne                                                                   5/30/1955
.......M: ........ Andrew Lynn Reish (11/9/1973)                                                                   1/13/1953

a. Jason Andrew                                                                   2/3/1975

b. Andrea Marie                                                                   5/11/1979

3. Charles Brian                                                                   6/3/1957
.......M: ........ Sherry Elaine Bergey  (9/25/1981)                                                                   11/19/1959

a. Brian Charles                                                                   10/83984

b. Adam Michael                                                                   4/2/1986

4. Susan Le Anne                                                                   9/16/1960
.......M: ........ Charles A Shaffer (3/7/1986)                                                                   1/24/1963

a. Sara Marie                                                                   4/16/1986

IV. Ralph Claude                                                                   12/12/1900                                                                   10/10/1980
.......M: ........ Lenore Markowitz                                                                   11/26/1904

A. Ronald Gene                                                                   5/18/1927
.......M: ........ Jane Loveland (8/26/1951)                                                                   7/19/1927

1. Barbara Jean                                                                   3/11/1953
.......M: ........ Boyd Patrick Riegel (5/5/1973)                                                                   9/5/1952

2. Judith Ann                                                                   7/28/1957
.......M: ........ Randall Case (10/22/1977)                                                                   2/ /1957

a. Erin Lee                                                                   7/18/1986

B. Patricia Ann                                                                   9/3/1929
.......M: ........ Allen Harte Eaton (4/3/48)

1 . Alan Robert                                                                   11/18/1948
.......M: ........ Elizabeth Genshein (5/8/1979)

a. Ralph Eric Genshein                                                                   10/29/1980

2. Deborah Ann                                                                   11/4/1950
.......M: ........ Donald Patrick Hodge (6/6/1966)

a. Mary Ann                                                                   4/3/1967
.......M: ........ Jerry Mills (9/1986)

1. Mikeal Ann                                                                   6/25/1987

3. Sandra Lynn                                                                   5/23/1952
.......M: ........ Michael Scott Billsbach (1/12/1969) Div. 1972
.......M: ........ Laurence Siler

a. Tricia Lynn                                                                   11/19/1969

1a. Maitland Deanne                                                                   4/7/1987

b. Morgan Day                                                                   12/13/1979

c. Hope Lindsey                                                                   6/6/1981

d. Courtney Heart                                                                   10/7/1982

4. David Charles                                                                   5/3/1955
.......M: ........ Alexandra Marufflo (Div.)

a. Evan David                                                                   2/15/1985

C. Robert John                                                                   11/7/1931
.......M: ........ Dorothy Cochran (11/7/1959)                                                                   11/2/7/1937

1. John David                                                                   11/1/1960
.......M: ........ Lauri Ledbetter (7/4/1987)

2. Steven Edward                                                                   4/5/1962

3. Robert Gerald                                                                   11/20/1963

4. Linda Diane                                                                   5/30/1965

V. Myra Ellen                                                                   9/28/1903
.......M: ........ DeWayne James McCrossen (8/5/1930)                                                                   2/16/1906                                                                   8/9/1971

A. LaVonne Ann                                                                   6/11/1931
.......M: ........ John James Zdenial

1. Joanne Lynn                                                                   11/18/1950
.......M: ........ Rodger Merritt

a. Steven                                                                   12/30/1979

b Scott                                                                   10/27/1982

c Karen Lynn                                                                   6/26/1985

2. Suzanne Ellen                                                                   7/29/1953
.......M: ........ George Lundin III

a. Timothy George                                                                   4/9/1979

b. Eric George                                                                   3/23/1982

c. Jeffrey George                                                                   3/23/1985

3. Bonnie Lou                                                                   9/15/1955
.......M: ........ Richard Hrebin

a. Richard John                                                                   3/9/1979

b. Ryan James                                                                   12/28/1981

c. Lindsey Marie                                                                   3/24/1984

4. John James, Jr.                                                                   5/19/1960

5. James John                                                                   3/7/1966

B. James DeWayne                                                                   3/31/1933
.......M: ........ Barthelma Tasber (Div)

1. Douglas James                                                                   11/18/1957
.......M: ........ Sherrie                                                                   7/ 1982

a. Matthew

2. David James                                                                   1/4/1960

3. Dennis James                                                                   12/15/1963

C. John Robert                                                                   9/23/1935
.......M: ........ Jacquelyn Zembeh

1. Debra Lee                                                                   11/19/1956
.......M:        Rogers

2. Robert John                                                                   11/6/1958
.......M: ........ Elaine Russin

3. William James                                                                   2/26/1964

D. Ann Sharon                                                                   1/30/1941
.......M: ........ John Joseph Tasber, Jr. (7/7/1962)                                                                   4/26/1938

1. Michael John                                                                   10/1/1964

2. John Joseph III                                                                   10/6/196

3. Michelle Ann                                                                   10/13/1967

4. Kristen Kimberly                                                                   11/11/1971

5 Mark Eric                                                                   8/14/1976

THE FULCROD LINEAGE

(Marriage Date)                                                                   Born                                                                   Died

Philip (born in Germany)

1. Michael (born in Barbours)                                                                   1809
.......M: ........ Shara Ann                                                                   6/15/1810

a. Edward W.                                                                   1840

b. Martha Ellen                                                                   1846                                                                   7/25/1918
.......M: ........ Claudius Day                                                                   12/24/1938                                                                   4/3/1929

c. Charles M.                                                                   1852
.......M: ........ ? (buried in LeRoy Cemetery
.......M: ........ Corena Creswell Day(1920)                                                                   1876                                                                   1935

(widow of Herman Day, Nephew of Claudius)

d. Alonzo                                                                   1855

2. Annie Bell                                                                   1867
.......M: ........ Gilligan

3. Almedia                                                                   9/12/1870                                                                   10/9/1878

4. Harry A.                                                                   10/9/1873                                                                   11/4/1944
.......M: ........ Frances Baumunk                                                                   4/4/1882                                                                   12/31/1952

a. Muriel (Merle)
.......M: ........ Ward Lloyd

b. Donald
.......M: ........ Jewel

1a. Barbara

2a Peter

5. Maggie M.                                                                   1876

6. Michael Burton                                                                   1880
.......M: ........ Floy

a. Twila Ellen

b. Mrs. John Dunn

c. Mrs. Walter Weidman

d. Albert C.
.......M: ........ Ellen

e. Edward C

D. Henry B.                                                                   3/7/1840                                                                   10/28/1906
.......M: ........ Sarah Jenetta Woolver(3/9/1866)                                                                   7/30/1848                                                                   9/24/1808

1. George                                                                   1867                                                                   1867

2. Rosetta                                                                   3/4/1869                                                                   7/8/1953
.......M: ........ William Criswell                                                                   1867                                                                   1922

a. Clyde

b. Henry

c. Edna

d. Emerson

e. Edith

f. Helen ‑/ Twins

g. Frances‑

h. Charles

Jean Stine of Williamsport could fill in the family of Henry

i. Doris

j. Marian

3. Cleon                                                                   1891
.......M: ........ Gladys E. Hall                                                                   1903

a Daniel

b.

E. Mary Ann                                                                   5/30/1844                                                                   5/25/1928
.......M: ........ Cornelius Reghtmire                                                                   1841                                                                   1921

1. ? Pearl

II. George L. (b. New York)                                                                   1815
.......M: ........ Mary Ann Miller (b. Connecticut)                                                                   1819

A. Miller S. (b. New York)                                                                   12/24/1836                                                                   4/23/1889
.......M: ........ Caroline English                                                                   2/20/1841                                                                   7/13/1917

1. Flora or Flory                                                                   3/18/1866                                                                   1/19/1865

2. Wilbur March                                                                   3/30/1866                                                                   1927
.......M: ........ Anna J. Johnson

a. Walter Jerome                                                                   11/16/18 9 5

b. Mildred

B. Lydia B. (born New York                                                                   1839

C. Adelia (born New York)                                                                   1841

D. William B                                                                   1847

E. Martha                                                                   1849

F. Summerson                                                                   1851
.......M: ........ Mary Ann

G. George, Jr                                                                   1853                                                                   12/25/1939
.......M: ........ Martha Sheffer                                                                   1848

1. William

2. Morrell                                                                   5/24/1879                                                                   12/26/1962
.......M: ........ Alice Moyer                                                                   4/21/1879                                                                   9/2/1947

a. Lelah Agnes                                                                                                                                      12/26/1890
.......M: ........ Orville Mitstifer

b. Thelma                                                                   2/13/1905
.......M: ........ Arlan Holcomb

H. Jacob                                                                   1854                                                                   7/1875
.......M: ........ Mary Miller                                                                   1855

1. Nellie                                                                   1875

2. William                                                                   7/1878
.......M: ........ Lillie

a. Earl                                                                   1902

b. Florence
.......M: ........ Ralph Lowe

4. Bernie (Bernice)                                                                   1879

5. Anna

1. Ruth
.......M: ........ Thomas Casselberry

Isaac remarried
.......M: ........ Mary                                                                   1803

III. Daniel L.                                                                   1826                                                                   1896
.......M: ........ Sarah

A. John McClelland                                                                   1862                                                                   1931
.......M: ........ Sarah A. Dochtor                                                                   1866                                                                   1919

B. Daniel W.                                                                   1865                                                                   1946
.......M: ........ Elizabeth Estella Weigel                                                                   1874                                                                   1955

1. James Walter                                                                   3/12/1894                                                                   9/11/1985

2. Ella Jessie (Nellie)                                                                   9/25/1896
.......M: ........ Peck

3. Powell William                                                                   4/18/1898

C. David F.                                                                   1866                                                                   1959
.......M: ........ Sarah E. Fincher                                                                   1868                                                                   2/24/1910

1. Clara B.                                                                   1889
.......M: ........ Elmer W. Blair                                                                   1886

2. Katie E.                                                                   8/29/1901                                                                   5/30/1907

3. Alice May                                                                   6/19/1903

4. Sarah E.                                                                   8/23/1904

5. David H.                                                                   8/30/1905

6. Maud V.                                                                   7/30/1907                                                                   5/31/1908
.......M: ........ Jessie B.                                                                   1879                                                                   1948

D. Edward Miles                                                                   1870                                                                   1947
.......M: ........ Margaret E .English                                                                   1868                                                                   1956

1. Henry                                                                   1894

E. Floyd LeRoy

IV. Mariah (Maria)

V. John

VI. Rebecca

VII. Harriet

VIII. Catherine

VIV. Pamela

BAUMUNK

Over the past three years, many bits and pieces of family history have been collected. Amber Battin has corresponded with Ellen Baumunk in Kansas, Hans Baumunk in Germany, and a Mrs. Elizabeth Baumong in Austria. Mary Baumunk Blondy visited Reichenbach while in Germany and brought back copies of some vital statistics and a picture. Ada Gleockler has an old family bible ‑ much of the information in German and hard to decipher. Trying to fit people and families together has been like a giant jigsaw puzzle ‑ once you get down to the last pieces and think you've solved it, you can't quite make them fit. If this had been started less than ten years ago, we would have talked to some who had those missing pieces. They remain lost, probably forever.

In the 17th century, a French soldier by the name of Beaumont (translated "nice Mountain") married a girl from the Dramstadt, Reichenbach, Hessen, Germany region. Presumedly, he left to fight another war and never returned. Over the years the name was germanized ‑ first Baumong, then Baumung and eventually Baumunk. Some families left the area earlier and still use early versions. Hans Baumunk tells us that there have been redheaded Baumunks in every generation.

From the late 1700's, Germany was a feudal, social and industrially retarded nation. They went from the Confederation of the Rhine, German Confederation, Frankfurt Parliament to Bismarck, creator of the German Empire, to William I. There were constant wars during this time, mainly with England, France and Austria. In my file, this story unfolds. "Michael Baumunk, served under Napoleon in the war between France and England. In Balkhousere, on April 27, 1823, he married Margaret Storms, born January 2, 1804, of Grap Hersog, Thurms, Heesen Dramstadt, whose father was a lawyer. They owned a large prune orchard in Reichenbach until 1837, when they came to American to escape compulsory drafting of their sons." They had ten sons and one daughter, but only seven of the sons survived. Their names were Henry, Jacob, Christopher *#*, Louis, Peter, Michael Adam, Rachael and John Adam. After landing in Baltimore, Maryland, they lived in Washington, Pennsylvania for nine years and in Carroll County, Indiana for four years. They then moved to Poland, Indiana and lived two miles south of town. Michael died in 1884 and his wife in 1887 and are buried in the Zion Evangelical Church Cemetery. There are many Baumunks buried in this cemetery, with dates as early as 1803 and 1823. Perhaps we can assume that uncles or even older brothers preceded Michael and settled permanently in this region. I am also assuming that some relatives lived in Washington, Pennsylvania; Allegheny, Pennsylvania; and Carroll County, Indiana; and they stayed with them before going on. Other Baumunks stopped in these places ‑ some went on West but others went to the South and North.
*#* Editor's Note: See the Sidebar on Descendants of Christian ("Christopher") Baumunk at the foot of this story.

Johannes and Anna Papollonia (geb Bronmaur) were the parents of Johan Philip *, perhaps of Michael also, and other sons and daughters ‑ some of whom came to America. Phillip married Eva Elizabeth, born October 18, 1812, daughter of Johan George and Maria Margaretta Rettig. They had eight children: Margaretta (Maggie), John *, Peter, Adam, Barbara, Elizabeth, Catherine and Louise. In 1853 Maggie, John and Peter arrived in the United States. Margaretta married Anthony Gleockler *(born May 8, 1825, in Baden Lewis, Germany) in New York City on April 10, 1853. We have decided they may have met on the boat coming over. They, too, lived first in Washington, Pennsylvania. The Gleocklers came to Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, bought land at Lake Run where they farmed, had 13 children and later ran a store and the Post Office. Of this family, I can trace eleven. Elizabeth (married Latney Porter and moved to Idaho), Anthony (married Annie Hugo), Philipp (married Clara Heess), David (married Mary Wheatley), Edward (married Mattie Leonard and lived out their lives on the homestead), Adam (married Violet Rosbach), Josephine (married Fred Knupper), Caroline or Carrie (married Christian Hugo), Rose (married Sylvan Morgan), Annie (married Ira Varney) and Charles. Most of them lived and are buried in Sullivan County.

* Editor's Note: Anthony "Anton" Gleockler was an expert carpenter and built the famous structure known as the Octagon House in Sullivan County. go to this link to learn more about the Octagon House and its builder.


* Editor's Note: In October 2011, Larry Pardoe provided some additional context, while commenting on research done by Carol Brotzman into the origins of the Baumunk family, as follows:

The link to the Baumunk History which you found, Carol, points to the original Baumunk as Peter Baumunk. However, I show the original Baumunk to be Johann Baumunk from: Doris Alene Baumunk's Genealogy Sheets. Whether or not it might have Johann Peter Baumunk - I don't know.

In my tree, I show that Johann ("Johannes") Baumunk had four children:
Johan "Phillip" Baumunk
Maria Katharina Baumunk
Johann Adam Baumunk
Anna Margaretha Baumunk

I have little if any info on the other three children.

Phillip had a son John who is the ancestor for Emily Grant's family/branch (see comments further below in another footnote).
John is one of 8 children. I know very little of 6 of the 8 I do have Margaretta Marie Baumunk m. Anthony Gleockler,which is discussed in more detail elsewhere on this page. Margaretta and Anthony's children married into Birdsall, Morgan, Porter, Wheatley, Heinze, Heess, Bower, Rosbach, Leonard and Varney families, many or all of whom have Sullivan County connections. I also have Adam Baumunk who m. Barbara Bental/Butel (spelled ten various ways). (Note: Adam's children married into Hugo, Beinlich, Day, Kilmer, Letts, Norton, Battin, Everitt/Everett, Heess and Biddle families.)

I did find that John married twice; first to Ricky Mallich ("Mellech"--variations on spelling). They had son John Adam Baumunk, dau. Ann and son Gus (rarely mentioned in other family genealogies). John married second to Barbara Greason and had 8 more kids.
It appears that John Adam Baumunk, son of John and Ricky Mallich, is the ancestor of Emily. I show that John Adam Baumunk married Candice Alma Barlow and had six children, one of whom was Mary Elizabeth Baumunk, born May 20, 1897 and married Everett Russell Carnahan. Refer to the comments from Emily Grant further below in a separate footnote for more information on her line.

Larry Pardoe

John settled first in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, married Ricky Melleck and had two children, John Adam and Ann. After Ricky died he remarried (name unknown) and had Callie, Kate, Mary, Lizzie, Maggie, Fred and George. John Adam * married Candace Barlow and had Fred Scott, Edna, John Mike, Mary, Helen and William. Fred Scott married Ellen Forquist and had one son, Jon Franklyn. Ellen, in her 90's, lives in Newton, Kansas.
* Editor's Note: In October 2011, we heard as follows from Emily A. Grant, PhD, at the University of Wyoming. She is a direct descendant of John Adam and Candace Alma (Barlow) Baumunk, via their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Baumunk:

Mary Elizabeth Baumunk born May 20 1897 to John Adam Baumunk and Candace Alma Barlow.
Mary Elizabeth married Everett Russell Carnahan and had 7 children in Wichita, Kansas: Gerald, Eugene, Max Lewis, Helen Laverne, Mary Marcielle; do not remember the name of the 7th child.

Helen Laverne married Mark Adams II and had 3 children (one died at birth - Colin) in Wichita, Kansas: Rebecca Helen, Mark.
Rebecca married a man with the last name of Palmer and had one child, Annie (Rebecca Anne Adams-Palmer), who currently lives in Wichita.
Mark Adams married a woman named Susan and had one child, Julie; all currently live in Wichita.
Mary Marcielle Carnahan married James Bayrd Grant and had 3 children: Kelly Cameron, Marcy Anne, and Christine.
Kelly Grant married Cathy Tarkowski (both live in Wichita) and had 2 children: David Grant (lives in Washington); Victoria (lives in Wichita).
Christine Grant had 2 children and married Gary Blessant (both live in Wichita): Emily Anne Grant (lives in Laramie, WY); Jennifer Lynn Grant ( adopted as a child by Richard and Elizabeth Heess and now goes by "Hess".).
Emily Grant (me) has 1 child and married Oliwier Dziadkowiec: Willow Anne Grant-Miller.

Emily

Jon married Earlene Sebaugh and lived in New Jersey. He died at age 45 and his widow and 4 children, Jon Adam, Craig Andrew, Denise Ellen and Joyce Earlene live at Skillman, N.J. Ann lived in Findlay, Ohio, had 6 children, Amanda, the eldest married E.D. Cheney and lived in Kenosho, Wisconsin. John Adam moved to Kansas in 1910. He was born in 1860 and died in 1946 and his wife was born in 1869 and died in 1951. John Adam's brother, Fred, married Della and lived in Findlay, Ohio, as did his son, Alfred. Their brother George lived in Kenton, Ohio. Fred Scott's sister Edna, married a Thompson and his brother, John Mike, had John David, John Mike, John Louis, James Albert and C.T. James Alfred had seven boys and six girls. One son, John David, lived in Laurens, Iowa and had three sons and three daughters ‑ one boy he named John David.

Ellen sent copies of letters she found in Fred's papers. Excerpts from these are confusing, so I have spent many hours trying to piece them together. Just when it starts to make sense, a contradiction arises. In Germany, boys were often given the name of Johan, Johannes and other spellings, and went by the second name. Here, they gave their sons the first name of John and called them by two names ‑ for example, John David, John Mike, John Adam and John Peter. What happened to Philipp's Peter, I'm not sure. The Peter that emerges as forefather of many in Ohio and Indiana appears to be the son of Michael. Edna Thompson, in 1958, tried to trace the family. She had names of Mrs. Weldi and Mrs. Newlander, aunts, and Chris Mellich and Gus Baumunk, a merchant from Philadelphia, uncles. In 1958, John David wrote to Fred after he returned from a Baumunk reunion in Brazil, Indiana. He had stopped to see John Louis in Bardolph, Illinois, he said was Fred's brother. I have him figured as a nephew. John David comments on the family resemblances of relatives he met for the first time. They are either quite tall or of average height and stocky. He said he was 5' 9 1/2" and 195 pounds, but his brother, C.T. of Greencastle, Indiana, was 6' 4". He added he had farmed 306 acres until he retired and still owned 3 large trucks that kept him busy hauling grain and products. His great‑grandfather was John Adam (buried in Poland, Indiana in 1825) his grandfather was John Mike, who passed away in Reelsville, Indiana in 1937 at the age of 97. His father was James Albert. He had a cousin in Brazil, Indiana, the daughter of John Mike, a brother of his father.

In another letter written in 1962 by Mrs. William Smith (Mary Baumunk) of La Harpe, Kansas. He was the son of Peter Baumunk, born in 1831, who settled in Indiana. He had brothers and sisters, some we know, but not all of them. She then states her grandfather was John Adam, born in 1860 and died in 1941. Here, confusion reigns. I would make out she was a half sister of Fred Scott. In the same letter Lowell's father was a brother to John David's grandfather. This Peter would then be the brother of Maggie and John. Dates and places are not conclusive enough to support these claims. Since early records were not clearly kept in those days, it would be hard to get a clear picture.

In copies of documents brought back by Mary Baumunk Blondy and written in German, we find that John Adam, fifth child of Philipp, a shoemaker, came to the United States in 1866 and bought a large tract of forest land near his sister at Lake Run. Adam was born January 3, 1845, and was married December 18, 1865, to Barbara, born May 29, 1845, daughter of Johannes and Susanne Bormuth Beutel, of Reichenbach. They were accompanied by their daughter, Christina, and lived first in an abandoned cabin while clearing land for a home and farming. Probably their most profitable crop were the 13 children they produced. Adam served as a school director, township commissioner and in 1889 was elected County Commissioner. He was known for his honesty, industry and fidelity. Barbara died in 1919 from the result of a fall down stairs, and Adam died in 1923. They are buried in the German Reformed Church Cemetery at Hugo's Corners. The family homestead was occupied by Curtis and his family until sold to Edward Rexer, Sr., who resides there yet.

1. Christina married Henry Hugo and they farmed near Hugo's Corners. They, along with a young son, are buried near her parents.

2. Caroline (Carrie) married Francis Beinlich, lived and farmed above Estella, and are buried in the Bethel Cemetery.

3. Anna married Ardell Day and they farmed near Bedford's Corners. They are also buried in the Bethel Cemetery.

4. George died of dysentery on the way to the Spanish American War. His body was returned and burial was in the Estella Cemetery.

5. Elizabeth married Charles Kilmer. After retiring from farming, they lived at Estella and are buried in the Bethel Cemetery.

6. Philipp married Marian Lens, was a farmer and lumberman in the Lincoln Falls area. They are buried in the Friend's Church Cemetery.

7. Charles married Ada Norton, farmed in the area and are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.

8. Arthur died at the age of five from measles and is buried by his parents.

9. Frances married Harry Day, brother of Ardell. He was a carpenter for the American Locomotive Company, Dunkirk, New York, and they lived and are buried in Fredonia, New York.

10. Walter married Jennie Battin, and was a farmer, lumberman and a State Representative. They are buried in the Forksville Cemetery.

11. Robert married Alma Everitt and they too lived and are buried in Fredonia. He was a meat department manager of the A & P store in Dunkirk.

12. Myra married Robert Heess *, farmed in the area until they moved to Canton. They are buried in the Friend's Cemetery.
* Editor's Note: The Heees surname is spelled "Hess" or "Heess" somewhat at random, it appears. In the most current Baumunk-Heess Family Tree, the former variation is used, so that is what we will use when referring to that branch of the family. We are grateful to Wendy Giuliano of Rochester, NY for this family source document, donated in April 2013. You can learn more about the Heess family by going to Aunt Eliza's Scrapbook and scrolling down until you find them in the story.

13. Curtis married Florence Biddle and lived and farmed on the home place. They first moved to Muncy and later to Dushore where they ran the Western Auto Store. They are buried at Muncy.


John Adam and Barbara (Beutel) Baumunk
Wedding Picture and Certificate
December 18, 1865


John Adam and Barbara Baumunk
With Son Curtis Baumunk, Youngest of 13 Children
About 1893


Baumunk Family Homestead
Near Hugo's Corners, PA
Date and Photo Subjects Unknown

Source: Day-Baumunk Family History
Sullivan County Historical Society Collection

 

LINEAGE OF CHRISTINA BAUMUNK HUGO

NAME (Date of Marriage)                                         Born                                                                   Died

Christina                                                                   10/19/1864                                                                   5/11/1961
.............M: J. Henry Hugo (7/4/1886)                                                                   4/15/1865                                                                   3/11/1901

I. Fannie Bell                                                                   2/3/1889                                                                   3/20/1986
.............M: John Rovilo Mulnix
** [Editor's Note: See commentary below on the Mulnix family and its relationship by marriage to other prominent Sullivan County families.]                                                                   11/14/1887                                                                   12/11/1964

A. Marjorie Anna                                                                   6/14/1910
.............M: Kenneth Plotts (5/1/1936) ‑ First Marriage                                                                   1955
.............M: Anthony Rettino (7/2/1960) ‑ Second Marriage                                                                   9/26/1971

1. Vada Marie                                                                   9/10/1939
.............M: Edward Kelly (5/2/1959~                                                                   5/4/1938

a. Edward Raymond                                                                   3/18/1960

b. Kenneth James                                                                   5/21/1961

c. Timothy John                                                                   7/22/1962

d. Daniel Charles                                                                   11/12/1964

e. Christina Marie                                                                   11/19/1970

f. Kathleen Ann                                                                   1/19/1972

2. William Arthur                                                                   3/29/1942
.............M: Carol Lansford (9/11/1973)                                                                   12/22/1949

a. Kristin Denise                                                                   11/25/1977

b. Brian William                                                                   2/10/1983

3. Eileen Mable                                                                   10/28/1950
.............M: Henry Pasco Phelps 111(2/15/1975)                                                                   8/23/1950

a. Heather Ann                                                                   12/18/1977

b. Baby Girl                                                                   8/5/1980                                                                   1980

c. Henry Pasco IV                                                                   8/27/1982

B. Francis Rovilo                                                                   5/28/1917
.............M: Eleanor Elizabeth Battin (5/12/1938)                                                                   11/27/1916

1 . Arlene Janet                                                                   3/14/1939
.............M: William Robert Traver (6/5/1960)                                                                   1/20/1940

a. Steven William                                                                   3/4/1963

b. Scott Robert                                                                   6/14/1966

c. Brian Rovilo                                                                   1/11/1972

II. Charles Emery                                                                   6/27/1892                                                                   9/10/1895

III. Grace Reta                                                                   1/18/1898                                                                   9!8/1985
.............M: John Wesley Cook (11/24/1916)                                                                                                                                      2/16/1978

A. Glenn Wesley                                                                   1/31/1929                                                                   9/10/1930

IV. Henrietta Maud                                                                   2/11/1901
.............M: Bryon Carpenter Johnson (3/4/1931 )                                                                   9/15/1903                                                                   5/14/1983

A. Betty Jane                                                                   12/20/1931
.............M: Donald Eugene Kennedy (7/21/1950)                                                                   5/24/1932

1 . Belinda Kathi                                                                   6/26/1952
.............M: Leon Pryma (5/22/1976)                                                                   4/16/1951

a. Kimberly Beth                                                                   6/9/1978

b. Stephen Lee                                                                   10/14/1979

2. Jeffrey Dean                                                                   4/25/1954
.............M: Patricia Spicer (Div.)                                                                   12/26/1959

a. Jesse Nathan                                                                   10/12/1976

3. Melissa Dawn                                                                   3/17/1956
.............M: Marshall Ross (Div.)

4. Leslie Ellen                                                                   11/7/1957
.............M: Mitchell Swisher (12/31/1976)                                                                   11/1/1958

a. Jona Susanne                                                                   5/17/1978

b. Caleb Joshua                                                                   10/24/1980

5. Mathew David                                                                   8/7/1963

6. Keith Moore                                                                   10/14/1970

B. Doris Marie                                                                   2/13/1934
.............M: James Cassel Hertzler (4/28/1951 )                                                                   8/12/1931

1. Timothy Cassel                                                                   4/13/1953
.............M: Alice Philhower(9/11/1976)                                                                   5/12/1954

2. Mark                                                                   12/29/1959

C. Patsy Ann                                                                   5/11/1937
.............M: Harry Johnston (6/22/1957)                                                                   12/1/1931

1. Gary Ross                                                                   4/24/1958
.............M: Lisa Marie Herzog (9/5/1982)

2. Brian Keith                                                                   6/15/1959

3. David Alan                                                                   6/11/1964

D. Ruth Caroline                                                                   3/7/1940
.............M: Robert Stanley (3/31/1960)
Div. (5/1970)                                                                   11/29/1941

Henry Milton Adams, Jr. (6/26/1976) Div.                                                                   12/19/1937

1. Dawn Marie                                                                   8/31/1961
.............M: Edward Lewis Painter 11 (Div.)

a. Edward Lewis 111                                                                   11/27/1978

2. Robert Lee, Jr.                                                                   7/23/1963
.............M: Marie Regina Redick (8/3/1985)

 

E. Donna Christina                                                                   10/18/1943

M. Robert Higginbotham (12/19/1959)                                                                   11/30/1942

1. Robin Lee                                                                   7/6/1960

a. Joshua Erin Risbon                                                                   9/8/1983

2. Brett Alan                                                                   4/13/1967

F. Roy Sharpless                                                                   10/9/1947

CAROLINE (CARRIE) BAUMUNK

NAME (Date of Marriage)                                         Born                                                                   Died

Carrie                                                                   4/13/1866                                                                   12/17/1930
.............M: Francis Carl Beinlich (6/6/1862)                                                                   7/10/1862                                                                   12/10/1927

I. Raleigh                                                                   3/21/1889                                                                   7/25/1972
.............M: Julia Blanch Little (9/8/1913)                                                                   2/28/1896                                                                   1/26/1987

A. Edwin R.                                                                   5/18/1914                                                                   5/2/1972
.............M: Helen Fetherbay                                                                   5/25/1915

1. Jerry Edwin                                                                   2/21/1938
.............M: Louise Ferrell                                                                   .5/2/1939

a. Steven Lee                                                                   9/23/1960
.............M: Joan Hein (10/19/1985)                                                                   5/18/1960

b. Randy Scott                                                                   9/2/1963
.............M: Regina Gwen Smith (5/10/1986)                                                                   3/26/1964

2. Joan Elsie                                                                   3/14/1940
.............M: George Inklebarger (4/22/1961 )                                                                   11/16/1934

a. Pamela Ann                                                                   7/18/1962
.............M: Stewart Davisson (7/24/1982)                                                                   1/11/1950

b. Patricia Lynn                                                                   8/15/1963
.............M: William Jackson (8/13/1985)                                                                   1/16/1962

B. Olga E.                                                                   3/20/1921
.............M: Valentine C. Cott (1/6/1940)
Div. 2/1965 First Marriage                                                                   2/24/1915
.............M: Allen H. Davis (6/24/1973)

Second Marriage                                                                   4/11/1923

1. Judy Lea                                                                   8/31/1940
.............M: Arthur Bender (2124162)
Div. 9/27/1973                                                                   7/24/1939
.............M: Lawrence Epler (12/31/1973)

a. Suzette Elaine                                                                   10/13/1962

b. Annette Lynn                                                                   2/24/1965
.............M: Kevin Corbett (12/17/1988)

c. Babette Theresa                                                                   11/9/1967

1a. Stephanie Elizabeth Lane                                                                   12/6/1988

2. Richard Valentine                                                                   3/5/1945
.............M: Mary K Shaffer (11/18/1972)                                                                   12/13/1949

a. Jason Richard                                                                   5/26/1973

b. Nicole Lea                                                                   6/12/1977

C. F. Calvin                                                                   3/5/1928
.............M: Doris Baumunk (10/26/1948)                                                                   11/23/1931
.............M: Bernice Bennett Brown                                                                   1/1/1949

1. Connie Ann                                                                   10/26/1948
.............M: Douglas Albertson (6/6/1970)                                                                   2/15/1947

a. Laura Ann                                                                   3/6/1972

b. Nicole Lynne                                                                   2/13/1975

2. Cathy June                                                                   2/28/1951
.............M: Steven Meschter (9/16/1980)                                                                   11/10/1954

a. Erin Elizabeth                                                                   3/26/1984

b. Andrew Chase                                                                   5/24/1986

c. Justin Eric                                                                   8/8/1988

3. Shirley Jean                                                                   7/12/1952
.............M: Donald Kelchner (7/19/1975)                                                                   8/5/1952

a. Lindsay Erin                                                                   8/5/1979

b. Heather Nicole                                                                   6/9/1982                                                                   10/6/1982

c. Ryan Matthew                                                                   8/11/1984

4. Marta Lou                                                                   8/7/1953

5. Joanne Phyliss                                                                   12/27/1954
.............M: John Frey (12/27/1976) Div.

a. Josiah Ross                                                                   10/28/1981

b. Joel Mark                                                                   1/18/1983

6. Brenda Pauline                                                                   1/25/1957
.............M: Durwood Whitely (9/16/1975)                                                                   3/14/1955

a. Brandon John                                                                   8/24/1980

b. Lisa Marie                                                                   7/1/1982

c. Larissa Ann                                                                   3/14/1985

7. Faye Frances                                                                   10/7/1960
.............M: Michael Kevin Norton (4/19/1980)                                                                   10/25/1959

a. Kimberly Michelle                                                                   7/2/1980

b. Joshua Lynwood                                                                   8/16/1982

8. David Calvin                                                                   3/7/1962

9. Michael Barry                                                                   2/10/1968

II. Cassie                                                                   7/13/1896                                                                   9/11/1959
.............M: George M. Edkin(3/10/1926)                                                                   1/23/1898                                                                   11/23/1975

A. Milo                                                                   12/25/1931
.............M: Betty Pierman (2/19/1955)                                                                   1/30/1933

III. Mina lrene                                                                   9/26/1901                                                                   6/23/1985
.............M: Elmer Henry Bell (11/2/1925)                                                                   11/5/1905                                                                   9/22/1976

A. Norman Francis                                                                   9/2/1926
.............M: Thelma Lucille Whitehead (10/5/1946)

Div. 1960                                                                   5/23/1926

1. Randall Norman                                                                   7/10/1947
.............M: Donna Lynn Frappier ‑ First Marriage                                                                   2/17/1949
.............M: Carole Lee Killing (10/2/1954) ‑ Second Marriage

a. David Randall                                                                   4/5/1971

b. Holly Ann                                                                   1/16/1973

c. Heather Michelle                                                                   1/11/1975

d. Timothy Andrew                                                                   7/27/1976

2. Ronald Steven                                                                   6/18/1961
.............M: Pamela Ashcraft (3/22/1980)

a. Tammy Jonell                                                                   8/19/1981

3. Cindy                                                                   8/11/1965

B. Richard E.                                                                   9/9/1934
.............M: Carole Ann Campbell (5/16/1956)

 Div. 10/14/1964 ‑ F.Mar.                                                                   11/9/1934                                                                   4/27/1975
.............M: Lois Jean Messersmith (1/16/1965)

 ‑ Second Marriage                                                                   3/26/1928

1. Kevin Richard                                                                   11/10/1959
.............M: Beth Ferris (9/15/1984)                                                                   7/10/1963

a. Jessica Diane                                                                   3/15/1986

b. Alissa Kate                                                                   7/9/1987

2. Lisa Rena                                                                   12/9/1961

3. Donna Louise                                                                   8/26/1965
.............M: James Glen Cunningham (8/18/84)                                                                   10/8/1962

4. Sandra lrene                                                                   4/6/1967

5. Corey Whitney                                                                   7/10/1979

IV. Muriel                                                                   8/22/1911                                                                   8/14/1984
.............M: Walter L. Harris (2/24/1937)                                                                   2/19/1915

A: Sandra Barbara                                                                   4/16/1940
.............M: Frank Konopka (10/14/1961) Div. 2/1981

 ‑ First Marriage                                                                   5/30/1933
.............M: Donald Finch (10/8/1983)

 ‑ Second Marriage                                                                   12/30/1931

1 . Michelle Marie                                                                   12/16/1963
.............M: Victor Faconti (6/28/1986)                                                                   4/26/1962

2. Matthew Milo                                                                   6/24/1967

3. Marcella Marie                                                                   12/7/1970

B. Walter Leroy                                                                   5/30/1943
.............M: Sharon Bennett (11/1965)

1. Michael                                                                   11/6/1969
.............M: Lana
.............M: Barbara (3/1982)

ANNA BAUMUNK

NAME (Date of Marriage)                                         Born                                                                   Died

Anna                                                                   1/16/1868                                                                   12/3/1948

M John Ardell Day                                                                   7/5/1864

I. Arley Adam                                                                   12/30/1890                                                                   5/15/1975
.............M: Anna Osler Kay                                                                   1/25/1896                                                                   3/19/1983

A. John Bruce                                                                                                                                      8/17/1916
.............M: Agnes A. Stasiak                                                                   1/13/1918

1. Carol Ann                                                                   11/10/1940
.............M: William Allan Cobb (1/24/1969)

a William Bruce                                                                   10/8/1969                                                                   10/10/1969

b Susan Elaine                                                                   10/8/1969                                                                   10/10/1969

c. Jon Allan                                                                   10/8/1970

d. Paul Allan                                                                   2/17/1972

e. Marc Allan                                                                   10/20/1973

f. Merie Allyn                                                                   10/2/1976

2. David Bruce                                                                   7/26/1943

3. Arley Andrew                                                                   7/7/1946
.............M: Diana Dixie Bozerman                                                                   8/6/1949

a. Tara Yolanda                                                                   10/12/1972

B. Ina Alberta                                                                   7/23/1918
.............M: Gene Ronald Avery                                                                   9/22/1914                                                                   5/6/1978

1. Ronald Sidney                                                                   12/6/1938
.............M: Marilyn Ann Jolly                                                                   12/10/1943

a. Gordon Ronald J.                                                                   11/30/1968

b. Laura Ann H.                                                                   7/14/1972

2. John Arley                                                                   7/15/1942
.............M: Marilyn J. Hertz                                                                   7/2/1943

a. Alison Jan                                                                   12/12/1969

b. Brian John                                                                   3/4/1971

3. Connie Ann                                                                   7/29/1948
.............M: Thomas R. McCarty                                                                   5/15/1950

a. Carol Renee                                                                   9/28/1977

b. Amy Diana                                                                   6/10/1980

c. Joanna Ruth                                                                   6/12/1982

C. Ruth Irene                                                                   8/8/1920
.............M: H. Warren Fiester                                                                   9/2/1920

1. Gary Warren                                                                   10/1/1940
.............M: Linda Ann McCarty                                                                   7/18/1943

a. Anthony Todd                                                                   12/10/1961
.............M: Lisa Schweitzer

1 a. Jodie Lynne                                                                   7/22/1987

b. Beverly Sue                                                                   1/10/1963

c. Laura Lynn                                                                   4/27/1964
.............M: Scott Irons

1a. Lesley Carin                                                                   1986

d. Mark Franklin                                                                   3/28/1967

2. Nancy Louise                                                                   2/28/1942

3. Betty Marie                                                                   5/25/1943
.............M: Duane L. Reibson                                                                   5/21/1942

a. Andrew L.                                                                   2/20/1962
.............M: Sun Nyeo Hwang                                                                   12/18/1957

1a. Elizabeth Ahrum                                                                   7/6/1985

2a. Anna Dahl                                                                   9/26/1986

b. Jon David                                                                   3/24/1963
.............M: Joyce Patterson (5/1987)

c. Michael Warren                                                                   5/18/1964

d. Christy Lynn                                                                   12/26/1968
.............M: Scott Harriman

1 a. Mason Scott.                                                                   10/21/1988

4. Lyndon Bruce                                                                   8/18/1944
.............M: Joy E. Evans                                                                   5/26/1946

a. Krisann Elaine                                                                   3/9/1966

b. Wendy Lea                                                                   7/18/1967

c. Lyndon B., Jr.                                                                   11/11/1970

d. Jason                                                                   7/24/1979

5. Rebecca Ann                                                                   7/12/1956
.............M: Ralph Aldinger

a. Samuel Jacob                                                                   11/7/1979

b. Nathaniel Cole                                                                   8/7/1985

6. Joey Michael                                                                   8/24/1959
.............M: Robin Frantz                                                                   10/7/1962

7. Roberta Irene                                                                   12/26/1960
.............M: Michael Brown

D. Gene William                                                                   5/23/1923
.............M: Elizabeth W. Taliaferro                                                                   4/25/1922

1. Richard Taliaferro                                                                   1/29/1947

2. Lynn Margaret                                                                   2/20/1957
.............M: Mark Canty (10/4/1986)

3. Lorraine Susan                                                                   4/11/1958
.............M: Robert B. Leljedahl (4/5/1987)

E. Shirley J.                                                                   7/19/1925
.............M: Earl B. Warburton                                                                   1/19/1924

1. James. B                                                                   1/3/1947
.............M: Barbara J. Kimble(8/27/1966)                                                                   8/14/1947

a. Bruce J.                                                                   1/27/1967

b. Amy Lynn                                                                   9/8/1976

c. Brian James                                                                   3/18/1979

2. Elaine Susan                                                                   8/19/1948
.............M: Darrell V. Reibson (7/27/1968)                                                                   3/6/1945

a. Laraine Susan                                                                   10/27/1969

b. Jennifer Jill                                                                   9/17/1971

c. Jesse Daniel                                                                   6/17/1976

F. Jule                                                                   3/22/1927
.............M: Marvin Driscoll (7/27/1945)                                                                   6/27/1925

1. Dixie Dianne                                                                   11/27/1948
.............M: John P. Gross(5/10/1975)                                                                   4/14/1948

a. Julie Victoria                                                                   3/21/1978

b. Patrick Driscoll                                                                   7/26/1979

c. Michael Philip                                                                   5/10/1981

d. John EIliott                                                                   11/30/1982

2. Jane Louise                                                                   8/10/1950                                                                   10/9/1983
.............M: Jon F. Phillips                                                                   6/13/1947

a. Jaremiah Carey                                                                   7/4/1978

b. Cara Shalane                                                                   2/5/1980

c. Krista Lyn                                                                   6/1/1982

3. Janet Irene                                                                   10/18/1953
.............M: David Preston                                                                   6/20/1952

a. Daniel Lee                                                                   3/10/1979

b. Lee Michael                                                                   3/5/1981

c. Jay Robert                                                                   6/7/1987

4. Scott Brian                                                                   2/21/1955
.............M: Deborah Hayden                                                                   4/13/1956

a. Brian Richard                                                                   12/23/1980

b. Laura Lyn                                                                   2/17/1983

c. Timothy Scott                                                                   11/25/1984

II. Jessie Lula                                                                   11/4/1892                                                                   1/23/1958
.............M: Francis M. McCarty (10/4/1915)                                                                   4/27/1891                                                                   9/11/1972

A. Ruth Evelyn                                                                   1/18/1917
.............M: Fred Clayton Bennett (9/6/1939)

 ‑ First Marriage                                                                   1/7/1913                                                                   10/20/1978
.............M: Lawrence Higley (4/23/1988)

 ‑ Second Marriage                                                                   3/13/1914

1. Richard Eugene                                                                   1/19/1941
.............M: Mary Jane Beery                                                                   11/22/1940

a. Deborah Jane                                                                   1/25/1963
.............M: Robert Michael Bihler, Jr. (7/21/1981)

1a. Michael Eugene                                                                   6/8/1985

b. Carol Lynn                                                                   5/2/1964
.............M: Jeffrey M. Johnson (4/13/1985)

c. Kevin Eugene                                                                   6/3/1966

d. Kimberly Kay                                                                   12/25/1972

2. Joan Ladene                                                                   10/8/1942
.............M: David Thomas Pardoe (7/11/64)

 ‑ First Marriage                                                                   1/18/1940                                                                   12/8/1974
.............M: Waldo Henry Kilmer (2/21/1976)

 ‑ Second Marriage                                                                   7/16/1935

a. Stacey Lynne                                                                   1/10/1966

b. Mark David                                                                   1/26/1968

c. Tracy Fred                                                                   10/24/1973

3. Carl Fred                                                                   1/12/1944

............M: Beverly Hart Mitteer(11/2/1968)                                                                   3/17/1947

a. Bryan Lee                                                                   7/28/1969                                                                   7/28/1969

b. Tina Rae                                                                   12/11/1971

c. Corie Lynn                                                                   1/25/1975

B. Richard D.                                                                   8/21/1919
.............M: Anne Lois Williams (7/23/1949)                                                                   2/9/1931

1. Thomas Richard                                                                   5/15/1950
.............M: Connie Ann Avery (7/22/1972)                                                                   7/2911948

a. Carol Renee                                                                   9/28/1977

b. Amy Diana                                                                   6/10/1980

c. Joanna Ruth                                                                   6/12/1982

2. Patricia Ann                                                                   9/10/1951
.............M: Michael Hugh Foster (812111976)                                                                   211511950

a. Jonathan James Hugh                                                                   10/30/1981

b. Brianna Jessica                                                                   1/24/1984

c. Travis Michael                                                                   9/13/1986

3. Barbara Jean                                                                   4/25/1954
.............M: Randall Robert Durlin t612811974)                                                                   112611954

a. Christine Renee                                                                   9/29/1979

b. Matthew Curtis                                                                   4/13/1981

c. Jennifer Lois                                                                   4/22/1983

d. Courtney Anna                                                                   3/30/1986

4. Kay Evelyn                                                                   4/9/1956
.............M: John Joseph Krakoski (7/22/1978)                                                                   12/27/1956

a. Jessica Helen                                                                   7/22/1983

b. Sarah Marie                                                                   2/22/1985

c. John Michael                                                                   8/21/1987

C. Doris Barbara                                                                   3/12/1922
.............M: Cecil W. Whiteley (7/9/1940)                                                                   3/10/1917                                                                   6/22/1965
.............M: Roger F. Stephens                                                                   7/7/1926

1. Charlotte Louise                                                                   12/12/1942
.............M: Richard Higley (9/6/1966)                                                                   7/3/1944

a. Lanette E Marie                                                                   4/26/1968

b. Dann Richard                                                                   3/11/1970

2. David William                                                                   5/16/1947
.............M: Cheryl Bender (8116/1969)                                                                   10/1/1949

a. Chadd William                                                                   6/15/1971

b. Christopher David                                                                   3/11/1974

3. Marie Jean                                                                   6/13/1950
.............M: Dennis Hottenstein (11/3/1970)                                                                   12/11/1945

a. Melanie Dawn                                                                   3/11/1974

b. Wess Dennis                                                                   8/16/1976

c. Carrie Marie                                                                   2/25/1979

4. Durwood John                                                                   3/14/1955
.............M: Brenda Beinlich (9/6/1975)                                                                   1/25/1957

a. Brandon John                                                                   8/16/1980

b. Lisa Marie                                                                   7/1/1982

c. Larissa Anne                                                                   3/14/1985

D. Francis Myron                                                                   2/9/1927
.............M: Lois Middendorf ‑ First Marriage                                                                                                                                      5/24/1950
.............M: Joyce Shaffer ‑ Second Marriage                                                                   7/16/1935

1. Dwight                                                                   7/4/1955                                                                   4/23/1982

2. Vicky Lynn                                                                   8/26/1958
.............M: Jerry Alan Rea                                                                   5/15/1958

a. Jerry Alan, 11                                                                   8/19/1980

b. Abigail Rebecca                                                                   2/22/1983

c. Jonathan Dwight                                                                   12/12/1985

d. Ashley Nicole                                                                   5/12/1988

E. Beatrice Joanne                                                                   12/16/1932
.............M: Victor Menard

1. Sharon Marie                                                                   4/20/1965

2. David Victor                                                                   1/25/1970

F. Edward Larue                                                                   12/30/1933
.............M: Rowena Adeline Wiggins                                                                   5/21/1938

1. Penny Marie                                                                   4/9/1959
.............M: Samuel Jeffries (1/25/1987)

2. Kirk Edward                                                                   5/25/1960

3. Stephanie Merry                                                                   12/25/1965
.............M: Daniel Rockwell(7/2511984) Div.

a. Bradley James                                                                   2/11/1985

III. Leon Harry                                                                   10/18/1897                                                                   11/2/1982
.............M: Hazel Blanche McCarty (512/1919)                                                                   2/4/1899                                                                   2/18/1981

A. Norman Robert                                                                   4/22/1920
.............M: Katherine Smith ‑ First Marriage                                                                   4/27/1920

Patricia Shaffer ‑ Second Marriage

1. Edward Francis Ardell                                                                   7/5/1947
.............M: Joane Hoffa                                                                   8/26/1947

a. Lorne Edward                                                                   2/28/1967

b. Robert Marshall                                                                   8/16/1969

2. Dennis Robert                                                                   8/12/1949
.............M: Linda                                                                   11/16/1955

a. Elizabeth Lynne                                                                   12/31/1980

b. Michael Dennis                                                                   10/24/1982

3. Tenya                                                                   11/ /1961

B. Teresa Joyce                                                                   3/17/1922
.............M: Marvin Myers

1. Beverly Rae                                                                   2/5/1949
.............M: John F. Hauck (9/23/1947) ‑ First Marriage

James F. Bower (3/26/1974) ‑ Second Marriage

a. Deana Marie                                                                   4121968

2. Dean                                                                   7/17/1950
.............M: Connie R. Pfirman (1/22/1972)

a. Heather R.                                                                   7/19/1977

C. Kenneth Leon                                                                   9/14/1923
.............M: Margaret J. Switzer (3/26/1944)                                                                   10/9/1923

1. Sarah Janice                                                                   1/27/1947
.............M: Robert D. Brown (4/22/1963)                                                                   12/5/1944

a. Shawn Leon                                                                   7/30/1963
.............M: Barbara Ann Alexander (5/25/1985)                                                                   11/4/1966

1 a. Amanda Leigh                                                                   11/11/1986

b. Stacy Irene                                                                   12/411964

Robert Barnett

1 a. Daniel Lee                                                                   3/13/1989

c. Kevin Robert                                                                   7/3/1966

2. Michael Leon                                                                   7/15/1948
.............M: Judy Ann Peacock (5/30/1968)                                                                   3/26/1950

a. Victoria Ann                                                                   12/25/1968
.............M: Troy Tropp (911911987)                                                                   12124/1966

1a. Nicole Renee                                                                   4/25/1988

2a. Justin Troy                                                                   6/26/1989

b. Michael Lloyd                                                                   4/11/1971

c. Matthew Kenneth                                                                   8/28/1972

3. Deborah Ann                                                                   5/5/1950
.............M: Robert E. Lee IV (12/4/1981)                                                                   12/4/1950

a. Max David                                                                   3/4/1988

4. Betsy Lynn                                                                   7/30/1951
.............M: Leonard P. Fairchild, Jr. (8/26/1972)                                                                   7/30/1951                                                                   811/1977

a. Leonard Joseph                                                                   7/31/1973

5. Peggy Louise                                                                   5/8/1953
.............M: James R. Kahler (12/22/1973) Div. 12/1/1982
.............M: Wayne Davidson (6/23/1984)                                                                   1/25/1954

a. Aaron Wayne                                                                   1/6/1986

D. Clinton Jack                                                                   1/6/1926                                                                   8/30/1988
.............M: Donna Sayman (912811946)                                                                   5/3/1924

1. Linda Ann                                                                   10/30/1948
.............M: Ronald Bowen (811711968)                                                                   6/12/1947

2. Daniel Clinton                                                                   5/12/1951
.............M: Sandra Lee Griese (512711972)                                                                   9/11/1951

a. Kendra Lee                                                                   5/15/1976

b. Matthew Daniel                                                                   12/13/1977

E. Harry Dean                                                                   5/9/1929

F. Anna Beverly                                                                   7/18/1934
.............M: Royce Paul Miller(112/1954)                                                                   4/11/1935

1. Royce Paul, Jr.                                                                   7128/1954

2. Lori Jo Anne                                                                   5/30/1955
.............M: Andrew Lynn Reish (11/911973)                                                                   1/13/1953

a. Jason Andrew                                                                   2/3/1975

b. Andrea Marie                                                                   5/11/1979

3. Charles Brian                                                                   6/3/1957
.............M: Sherry Elaine Bergey (9/25/1981 )                                                                   11/19/1959

a. Brian Charles                                                                   10/8/1984

b. Adam Michael                                                                   4/2/1986

4. Susan Le Anne                                                                   9/16/1960
.............M: Charles A. Shaffer (3/7/1986)                                                                   1/24/1963

a. Sara Marie                                                                   4/16/1986

IV. Ralph Claude                                                                   12/12/1900                                                                   10/10/1980
.............M: Lenore Markowitz                                                                   11126/1904

A. Ronald Gene                                                                   5/18/1927
.............M: Jane Loveland (8/26/19513                                                                   7/19/1927

1. Barbara Jean                                                                   3/11/1953
.............M: Boyd Patrick Riegel (5/5/1973)                                                                   9/5/1952

2. Judith Ann                                                                   7/28/1957
.............M: Randall Case (10/22/1977)                                                                   2/ /1957

a. Erin Lee                                                                   7/18/1986

B. Patricia Ann                                                                   9/3/1929
.............M: Allen Harte Eaton (413148)

1. Alan Robert                                                                   11/18/1948
.............M: Elizabeth Genshein (5/8/1979)

a. Ralph Eric Genshein                                                                   10/29/1980

2. Deborah Ann                                                                   11/4/1950
.............M: Donald Patrick Hodge (6/6/1966)

a. Mary Ann                                                                   4/3/1967
.............M: Jerry Mills (9/1986)

1. Mikeal Ann                                                                   6/25/1987

3. Sandra Lynn                                                                   5/23/1952
.............M: Michael Scott. Billsbach (1/12/1969) Div. 1972
.............M: Laurence Siler

a. Tricia Lynn                                                                   11/19/1969

1a. Maitland Deanne                                                                   4/7/1987

b. Morgan Day                                                                   12/13/1979

c. Hope Lindsey                                                                   6/6/1981

d. Courtney Heart                                                                   10/7/1982

4. David Charles                                                                   513/1955
.............M: Alexandra Maruffo ‑ Div.

a. Evan David                                                                   2/15/1985

C. Robert John                                                                   11/7/1931
.............M: Dorothy Cochran (11/7/1959)                                                                   11/2/7/1937

1. John David                                                                   11/1/1960
.............M: Lauri Ledbetter (7/4/1987)

2. Steven Edward                                                                   4/5/1962

3. Robert Gerald                                                                   11/20/1963

4. Linda Diane                                                                   5/30/1965

V. Myra Ellen                                                                   9/28/1903
.............M: DeWayne James McCrossen (81511930)                                                                   2/16/1906                                                                   8!9/1971

A. LaVonne Ann                                                                   6/11/1931
.............M: John James Zdenial

1. Joanne Lynn                                                                   11/18/1950
.............M: Rodger Merritt

a. Steven                                                                   12/30/1979

b. Scott                                                                   10/2711982

c. Karen Lynn                                                                   6/26/1985

2. Suzanne Ellen                                                                   7/29/1953
.............M: George Lundin 111

a. Timothy George                                                                   4/9/1979

b. Eric George                                                                   3/23/1982

c. Jeffrey George                                                                   3/23/1985

3. Bonnie Lou                                                                   9/15/1955
.............M: Richard Hrebin

a. Richard John                                                                   3/9/1979

b. Ryan James                                                                   12/28/1981

c. Lindsey Marie                                                                   3/24/1984

4. John James, Jr.                                                                   5/19/1960

5. James John                                                                   3/7/1966

B. James DeWayne                                                                   3/31/1933
.............M: Barthelma Tasber (D)

1. Douglas James                                                                   11/18/1957
.............M: Sherrie

a. Matthew                                                                   7/ 1982

2. David James                                                                   1/4/1960

3. Dennis James                                                                   12/15/1963

C. John Robert                                                                   9/23/1935
.............M: Jacquelyn Zembeh

1. Debra Lee                                                                   11/19/1956
.............M:        Rogers

2. Robert John                                                                   11/6/1958
.............M: Elaine Russin

a. Ashley Lee                                                                   12/13/1983

3. William James                                                                   2/26/1964

D. Ann Sharon                                                                   1/30/1941
.............M: John Joseph Tasber, Jr.(7/7/1962)                                                                   4/26/1938

1. Michael John                                                                   10/1/1964

2. Johns Joseph III                                                                   10/6/1966

3. Michelle Ann                                                                   10/13/1967

4. Kristen Kimberly                                                                   11/1/1971