Blair County Court Records
October 16, 1942
Rosina ZITAROSA VERDERESE born October 16, 1893 at Buccino Province, Salerno, Italy, married to Gesmando VERDERESE on April 15, 1913, arrived in New York, NY on April 30, 1927. Applied for naturalization October 16, 1942. Witnesses: Sabato COVINO and W. A. CASHMAN.
Marie REGENBERGER SOMMER born November 19, 1919 at Ramsdorf, Germany, married Otto SOMMER on August 3, 1905, arrived in New York, NY on July 25, 1923. Applied for naturalization on October 16, 1942. Witnesses: Teresa WEISINGER and Joseph RAHM.
Antoon Hanna KHOURI born October 11, 1918 at Damascus, Syria, arrived in Boston, Mass. on August 2, 1938. Applied for naturalization on October 16, 1942. Witnesses: Thomas Edward MOSELEY and John Leonard WOJS.
Izydor KUNIK born January 24, 1890 at Sapok, Poland,married Mary ?? on November 14, 1918, arrived in New York, NY on June 18, 1913. Applied for naturalization October 16, 1942. Witnesses: Andrzej JAKRZEWAKI and Sue LIDDLE.
Blair County USGenWeb Archives Court Records
Pension Application, Guardianship of Children
[The following document is hand-written and not dated] State of Pennsylvania County of Blair ss:
In the matter of the claim for pension of minor children of Jacob Yingling late of Co. C 3rd Regt of Penna Vol Infantry, claim no. 522644.
I, W. B. Blake one of the Alderman in and for the city of Altoona in said county and state do hereby certify that the family Bible of the said Jacob Yingling was this day placed in my possession and has every appearance of being a genuine record of the births and deaths of the children of the said Jacob Yingling and that I find entered in their regular order that Gertrude May Yingling was born May 7th 1875, Vance Blair Yingling was born February 1st 1878, Martha Lucretia Yingling was born July 22nd 1881.
Application of Guardian of Minor Children IN ORDER TO OBTAIN ARMY PENSION, Act July 14, 1862. This Declaration must be made before a Judge or Clerk of Court of Record, or some officer having custody of its seal.
State of Pennsylvania, County of Blair, SS. On this 31st day of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace of the County of Blair Martin M. Yingling a resident of Claysburg, in the County o Blair, and State of Pa, aged forty nine, who, being duly sworn according to law, doth on oath make the following Declaration as Guardian of the minor children of Jacob C. Yingling deceased, in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862, granting Pensions to minor children, under sixteen years of age, of deceased Officers and Soldiers; that he is the guardian of Gertrude, Vance & Martha Yingling whose father was a 1st Lt. In Company C, commanded by Captain W. L. Neff, in the 3rd Regiment of Pa commanded by Colonel Mineed in the war of 1861; and that the said Jacob C. Yingling died at Etna Pa on the 27th day of Feb in the year A.D. 1888; that his death was caused by Phthisis Pulmonalis; that the mother of the children aforesaid died on the 12 day of Jan A.D. 1886, and that the dates of births of his said wards are as follows: Gertrude M. May 7th 1875 Vance February 1st 1878 Martha July 22 81. He further declares that the parents of his said ward were married at Williamsburg Pa on the 1st day of Oct, in the year eighteen hundred and 61, by Rev. Jesse Berlin. He also declares that he or his wards have not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States, but have always been true and loyal to the Government of the United States; and he hereby authorizes and empowers Patrick O'Farrell Washington DC to prosecute this claim, and to receive and receipt for any certificate or draft that may be issued for the same. Signed by M. M. Yingling
AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES.
Also personally appeared James B. Sholler and James D. Allender, residents of Williamsburg County of Blair, State of Pennsylvania, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that were present and saw M. M. Yingling sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they are well acquainted with the applicant, and the children of the said Jacob C. Yingling, and know them to be the identical persons represented, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim; that the name and age of the children of Jacob C. Yingling were under sixteen years of age at his decease as follows: Gertrude M., Vance, and Martha as before described. That the mother of the said children aforesaid died on the 12th day of January A.D. 1886; that the parents of said children were married at Williamsburg, Blair Co. Pa, on the 1st day of October, A.D. 1861; that said guardian and children have not in any way been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion, but have always been true and loyal to the Government of the United States. That they are able to state the foregoing facts from the following circumstances: Personal Knowledge Signed Jas. S. Shollar J. Allender State of Pennsylvania County of Blair, ss: Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 31st day of December A.D. 1890 and I hereby certify that I read the foregoing declaration to claimant and witnesses and acquainted them with its contents before signing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
Signed James Roller Justice of the Peace The document is stamped Pensions Office Jan 10 1891
State of Pennsylvania County of Blair, ss: In the matter of Claim for Pension of Martin M. Yingling, Guardian of the Minor children of Jacob Yingling, Dec. On this 26th day of August, A.D. 1892, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Samuel Isett aged 84 years, a resident of Yellow Springs, P.O. in the County of Blair and State of Pennsylvania whose post-office address is Yellow Springs Pa, and J. H. Isett aged 50 years, a resident of same place in the county of Blair and State of Pennsylvania whose post-office address is Yellow Springs Pa well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares each for himself, in relation to aforesaid case, as follows: [NOTE - Affiants should state how they gained a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.] Samuel Isett Says: That he was acquainted with Jacob Yingling from about the year 1871 up to Feby 1888 the date of his death, that he died leaving three minor children without any means for their support that his wife the mother of said children died before him the father of said children, that he never remarried and that the said children are still living that the said Jacob Yingling and his wife lived on my premises before the said minor children were born and continuously so lived the remainder of their natural lives. J. H. Isett Says: That to my personal knowledge the above Statement of Samuel Isett is correct and true. And they further declare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.
Signed by G. W. Reed [I think this is the name signed] Samuel Isett J. H. Isett
TAKE NOTICE - The affidavit should, if possible, be in the handwriting of the affiant; the marginal instructions must be carefully observed before writing out the statement. All the facts in possession of affiant as to the origin and continuance of the disability should be fully set forth, and the dates of treatment should be specifically given. If the affidavit is prepared from memoranda in possession of the physician, that fact should be stated. State of Pennsylvania County of Huntingdon, ss: In the pension claim No. ______________ [there is no number on the line] of Martin M. Yingling Gdn. Of Minors late of Jacob C. Yingling - Co. C - 3rd Pa Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County and State, Dr. T. Hannish M.D. a citizen of Alexandria whose Post office address is Alexandria Huntingdon Co. Penna well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That he is a practising physician, and that he has been acquainted with said soldier for about 16 years, and that I hereby certify, that I knew Jacob C. Yingling for about 16 years previous to his death, that during these years I was not his regular family physician; but occasionaly [sic] prescribed for him, having diagnosed his disease in its character, and advised him to quit his then occupation that of milling, the dust, in my estimation, being detrimental to his disease. However I attended Mr. Jacob C. Yingling, in the last year of his sickness, which proved to be Phthis Pulmonalis, and of which disease he died February 27th 1888. I have been a practising Physician since 1856. Signed T. Hannish M.D. He further declares that he has been a practitioner of medicine for 34 years, and that he has no interest direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Sworn to and subscribed before me this Eleventh day of April, 1890 A.D. and I hereby certify that the affiant is a practising physician in good professional standing; that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known to him before swearing, including the words _____________ [this space is blank] erased, and the words _____________ [this space is blank] added, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Signed J. H. Kennedy Justice of the Peace I, John Brewster Clerk of the County Court in and for aforesaid County and State, do certify that J. H. Kennedy, who has signed his name to the foregoing declaration and affidavit was at the time of so doing Justice of the Peace in and for the said County and State, duly commissioned and sworn; that all his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit, and that his signature thereunto is genuine. Witness my hand and seal of office, this 9 day of Dec, 1890 Signed John Brewster NOTE - This should be sworn to before a Clerk of Court, Notary Public, or Justice of Peace. If before a Justice or Notary, then Clerk of County Court must add his certificate of character hereon, and not on a separate slip of paper.
RECORD PROOF OF MARRIAGES, BIRTHS AND DEATHS
State of Penna, County of Blair, ss: On this 23rd day of Sept, 1892,
before me a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, personally
appeared M. M. Yingling, who being duly sworn, deposes and says that he
resides in Claysburg County of Blair and State of Pennsylvania; that he is
(1) citizen of the (2) Township of Greenfield located in the County of
Blair in the last named County, and custodian of the records thereof; that
the following is a true copy of an extract from the record of
RECORD PROOF OF MARRIAGES, BIRTHS AND DEATHS.
State of Pennsylvania, County of Blair, ss: On this 27th day of July
1891, before me a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, personally
appeared B. R. M. Sheader, who being duly sworn, deposes and says that he
resides in Williamsburg County of Blair and State of Pennsylvania; that he
is (1) Pastor of the (2) Church (Lutheran) located in Williamsburg in the
last named County, and custodian of the records thereof; that the
following is a true copy of an extract from the record of (3) of Marriages
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