Fayette County Genealogy Project
[Source: Nelson's Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book
of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.; Uniontown, Pa.: S. B. Nelson, 1900; page
J. L. HOGERTY [correct spelling should be: HAGERTY, James L.]:
"J. L. Hogerty, merchant and farmer, was born May 8, 1858. He is a son of James and Jane (Arison) Hogerty, who were of Irish origin. His paternal grandfather [research insert: this would be William Hagerty, son of Mary Hagerty and his wife, Elizabeth Johnson] came from Ireland in the early part of the century and settled in Fayette Co., PA. Mr. Hogerty was reared in a family of five sons and four daughters, seven of whom are still living: Baily C., J. L., William F., Mary, Celina, Thomas B. and Elizabeth Hogarty. John and Annie are the two deceased. Mr. Hogerty married Miss Jeanne Walters, daughter of Henry and Louisa Walters, of Fayette Co., PA. She is of German origin. Their marriage has been blessed with two children, Lizzie and John; the former was born in Pittsburg, PA, January 17, 1886; the latter in the same city, June 20, 1888. Mr. Hogerty started in the world without any means and worked as a day laborer for several years for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. B y hard work and energy he saved a few dollars, and in 1887 went into the mercantile business where he has met with reasonable success. At present he owns a nice farm and a good stock of general merchandise at Waltersburg station, Fayette County. He is a staunch Republican and a Baptist and he and his wife take an active interest in the church to which they belong. Mr. Hogerty is serving his second term as postmaster at Waltersburg. He is very popular and enjoys the confidence of the entire community in which he resides."