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JACOBS, RICE - Perry Co.
I'm looking for info on Peter Jacobs (1750-Oct. 12, 1820) He came from England during the Revolutionary War. He married Elizabeth Rice (1765-Oct. 14, 1855) from Chester County. They settled around Saville Twp. and had 12 children. I'm hoping to find out what ship Peter arrived on and the names of Peter and Elizabeth's parents.
Michelle Jacobs Fri, 31 Dec 1999 17:52:56

JACOBS - Perry Co.
I'm looking for information on any JACOBS from that area. The earliest known is Philip. His son is Andrew. Andrew's sons are Albert, Emory, and Theodore Roosevelt Jacobs. Theodore's son is Kenneth. Kenneth's son is Kenneth Jr. who I am married to. I would like to find out more to pass along to our son in the future.
Michelle Jacobs Wed, 22 Dec 1999 16:18:22 -0500

I wish to exchange information on my great, great grandfather. He was the second husband to Eleanor Ann Eagle Toland. The father of Bertie Franke Fredericks. The step father to Filaw McCown Toland, Emma Singer Toland Eby, Ada Margaret Toland Fritz, Alice Eagle Toland, and George Keinter Toland.
My name is Cathy Huneke. My e-mail address is
Cathy Huneke Mon, 20 Dec 1999 15:27:05:22

Interested in finding Jacob Basom who was born in Perry Co aboout1850 or 1860, was in Illinois by 1890's, married Alice Gelmet, possibly Perry Co.
Thank you, Scarlett
Scarlett Sat, 13 Nov 1999 12:27:06

Jeremiah RINEHART m. 30 Jan,1845 In Millers Town, Perry Co., Presbyterian church to Miss Elizabeth BOWERS; Believe he is brother to Marie Elizabeth RINEHART of Cumberland co., m. Henry ALTER, any info on the REINHART, RHINEHARTS would be appreciated and can share info on my lines; This is the hole.
Dianna Bourke Privette
Dianna Bourke Privette Fri, 12 Nov 1999 10:54:21

Tracing the Hollenbaugh's whom we think settled in Perry County in Blain. Are there any records?
Morry Hollenbaugh Thu, 11 Nov 1999 14:19:13

LAYER, WOLF - Perry Co.
Searching for any information Jacob Layer, listed in 1830 PA Census (Perry, Liverpool Township, 325). He married Catharine Wolf, also from PA (county unknown) and they had 5 children in PA (Isaac, Samuel, Jacob, Catherine, and Rebecca) before showing up on the Clay County Indiana Census in 1850. Any help with parents of either Jacob or Catherine, marriage dates, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Sharon Collins or
Sharon Collins Mon, 08 Nov 1999 10:16:14

I am seeking information on Susan Elizabeth Zimmerman born in 1812 ( or maybe 1811). She married Joseph Spriggle. She is my ggg grandmother. I need to know who her parents were. Thanks for any information you may have.
Researcher Sun, 31 Oct 1999 10:56:42

POWELL - Perry Co.
Looking for information on the J. D. (Jacob Daniel) POWELL family and the descendants. Have a letter dated nov. 26, 1922, Newport, PA from J. D. to his brother, F. P. (Franklin Pierce Powell) in Mokane, Missouri.
Annita M Powell
Annita M. Powell Sun, 31 Oct 1999 09:45:21

1870 Census - Mifflintown, Perry Co. Census per my searching shows:

pp. # 12  #100/102     Benjamin Whitmer, aged 57, Laborer  $3000 / $500  PA
                                Lydia Whitmer, aged 56   {she was a Michael..and my 3rd G. Aunt!)

pp# 13    #104/105    Daniel Pannebaker, aged 35  Blacksmith  $2,600 / $300 PA
                                Mary A.  "            , aged 31
                                Juniata A.   "        , aged 12
                                Harry C.    "          , aged 10
                                Cloyd P.   "          , aged   7
                                Mary Ella  "          , aged  5
                                Elizabeth L. "        , aged  3
                                Charles A.   "        , aged   1

pp. # 301    #15/17    Benjamin Weaver    aged 51 Retired Farmer   $9,000 /$500  PA.
                                Leah Weaver            "     52 { she too a Michael & my 3rd G. Aunt]
                                Elizabeth  "              "     11

Clarence R. Shirey Wed, 27 Oct 1999 22:36:46

Now in "final stages" - "Peter & Anna Helena Michel of Hassloch, Rheinland-Pfalz, featuring descendants of their sons: (2) Johann Ulrich Michel & Maria Margaret (Riemer) Michel -Heidelberg Twp. Berks Co. PA. & (4) Johan Jacob & Anna Margretha (Scherer) Michel of Ruscomb Manor Twp. Berks Co. Pa"
Genealogy is specifically on child # 2 above's descendants featuring primarily my line of descent thru Christian.

The lineage continues with Christian's son then, another Christian bapt. 19 May 1777, Wernersville, Pa. died between 5-18 Dec. 1840 near Hickory Corners or Dalmatia, PA. he md. 22 Oct. 1798 to Maria Catharine Elisabeth (RIEDT / REED) She d. Aug./ Sept. 1845. [For more explicit data see Northumberland Co. Queries] Among issue:

(a) Nelly (apparently d. young - not mentioned anywhere else except Church


(b) Absalom (apparently d. young - not mentioned anywhere else except Church


1. Catharine, md. Joseph Trego - of Herndon, PA.

2. Peter - died in his 40's

3. Samuel md. # 1 - Appellonia KNERR  # 2 Elizabeth (BROCIOUS)  HUNGER  /
SHAFFER -  - Moved to Ringgold, Jefferson     Co. PA. (my G. G. Grandfather
thru first marriage)

4.  Lydia, b. 23 May 1812, d. 5 Apr. 1894, Washington Street, Mifflintown,
PA. of Heart Disease,[I have her picture taken when     she was 80 yr. old]
she md. Benjamin WHITMER, b. 26 Nov. 1811, d. 10 Feb. 1876, Mifflintown,
PA.  of Liver Complaint.          Both are buried in Cemetery beside the
motel there in Mifflintown!   Issue names only:

    (a) Reuben W. md. Mary HACKENBERG(ER??)
    (b) Harry M. md. Anna APP
    (c) Mary Ann - md. Daniel PANNEBAKER - lived at 13 Third Ave., Mifflintown, PA.  [Have extensive data on this line
        incl. many photo's of the family]
    (d) Isaac D. - never md.- killed in Civil War
    (e) John Sherman(?) died after 1860 census approx. 15 yr. old
    (f) Samuel Harrison md. Mary E. POWER
    (g) Sarah Elizabeth - died as child
    (h) Benjamin Franklin - died as child
    (i) Jacob - 12 in 1860 Census - not mentioned thereafter
    (j) Infant daughter ??

5.  Mary Ann - md. Benjamin WITMER (Note spelling!! Not the same man as
above!) He died in now Pillow, PA. & she remarried a David SNYDER, and she
lived in Lykens, PA. Dauphin Co. where she lies buried.

6.  Elizabeth md. John LANKER - They too came to Jefferson, Armstrong or
Clarion Co, and had 3 children bapt. at Trinity Evangelical Luth. & German
Reformed Church(s) at now Alcola, PA., but they returned to Northumberland
Co. as he was one of the Admin. for his mother-in-law upon her death!!  But
where oh where did they go??  Anyone know??

7.  Leah md. Benjamin WEAVER, lived in Loysville, Perry Co. PA., a stone
mason & farmer: (both buried Messiah Evangelical     Luth, Elliottsburg,
Perry Co. PA.) Issue names only:
    (a) Catharine Ann - md. Henry KELL of Loysville, PA.
    (b) Absalom - of Burnham, Mifflin Co. - need data!
    (c) Benjamin - of Nebraska  - need data!
    (d) Henry - md. Elizabeth Jane UTLEY - of New Bloomfield, PA.
    (e) Jonathan md. Mary J. WARNER - of Nebraska - need data
    (f) Isaac of Dunlap, Kansas - need data
    (g) Sarah Elizabeth - md. Wellington M. D. SHEAFFER, of Newport where

8.  Anna md. # 1 David LENKER, who d. at only 36 yr. she md. # 2 David Henry
STRAUSER, SR. - migrated too to Heithville & Ohl area of Jefferson Co. where
all three lie buried.

Desire to make contacts with Descendants...anyone having photo's etc. to submit e-mail me immediately as time is "short" at present time pictures are being inserted in the book, all page numbering is completed...but can be inserted if need be!! Any further data welcomed...all interested kindly e-mail me incl. organizations, etc. First-come basis! Further data thru personal e-mail.
Clarence Shirey Wed, 27 Oct 1999 21:58:49

WOODFORD - Perry Co.
Looking for any information on the Woodford Family which lived in Greenwood Township in 1870. I lost the trail on this family after the 1870 census. Also, per that census, his occupation was listed as a miner. Were there coal fields in Perry County?
SSG David M. Pukas
DSN: 491-2411
COMM: 717-861-2411
FAX: 491-2414
David M. Pukas Tue, 19 Oct 1999 12:45:58

CUNEY, MYERS - Perry Co.
I am looking for the family of ELLEN CUNEY b 7 May 1837 Perry County PA d 20 Feb 1917 Mercer Cpunty MO m Washington Myers 2 April 1860. Any help will be appreciated. Judy Hoover
Judy Hoover Tue, 5 Oct 1999 14:02:31

Looking for information on Henry Sassaman who purchased land in Saville Twp., Perry County on Oct. 15, 1796 from Jacob Christ and Mary his wife. Henry died July 17, 1840. He had 8 children, Maria Magdalean m. Jacob Borrell; George m. Maria Schmidt; Johannes m. Catherine Hassinger; Heinrich m. Margaret Clouser; Sarah m. Jacob Schmidt, Jacob m. Joanna McNeal, Samuel m. Chirstiana Schwabb, Jane [unk], and Angeline Jacobs; and Margaret may have married Isaiah Carl. Where did Henry come from?
Betty Burdan
Betty Burdan Tue, 05 Oct 1999 00:40:28

Looking for the ancestors/lineage of my grandmother, Anna Florence SHOPE. She was born in Saville Township, Perry County PA on 2/26/1880. I believe her parents to be Jefferson SHOPE and Mary Ellen ORRIS Shope. Looking for a tie-in with other Shope familes in Perry County. She married Walker Kistler in 1899 before moving to Garrett PA and then onto Akron Ohio.
Barry Kistler
Barry Kistler Mon, 27 Sep 1999 19:59:08

Am looking for information on an Elizabeth Spriggle (purportedly born in 1800, no parents given) from Perry County. She married a Mathias Hollopeter from Cumberland County and moved to Miami County, OH, where she died. I would be grateful for any information. Thanks, Wynne Landgraf.
Wynne Landgraf Sat, 25 Sep 1999 18:07:40

Wm. Watson b.1741,d1822-5, Rye Twp. W ill proved1828, Sons ;Alex, John, James; Daughters; Margaret, Jane, Gdaughters; Nancy & Sarah -Out of Cumberland Co. Wife-Margaret Nancy (Boggs)
John Watson Tue, 21 Sep 1999 10:06:11 -0600

My name is Bill Cousins and I live in Millersburg, Pa. I am a local history buff and like to collect local bottles and other items. I met a man who lives where the old Woodburn Hotel was(he said it burnt many years ago). A house was built where it used to stand. I was wondering if there is any information on this old Hotel. Maybe there are some old photos around? I hope I can find more out about this.
Thank you, Bill Cousins 269 Market St #4 Millersburg, Pa. 17061
Bill Cousins Sun, 12 Sep 1999 13:24:05

Kim Fri, 10 Sep 1999 12:56:02

HALL - Perry Co.
Searching for information on Adolphus HALL, died 1879, in Landisburg, Perry Co. Wife; Lydia Known children: Catherine, George and Ellen. (from previous marriage) Thanks, Claude Hall (
Claude Hall Fri, 10 Sep 1999 13:28:38

SHAUB - Perry Co.
SHAUB, Solomon, born abt. 1815, married Mary A. children: Elizabeth abt.1850, Solomon ?, Samuel b.1847 d.1873, Wm. b.1853, John A. b.1843 d.1906, George ?, Harry b.1862 d. 1933.
Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated! Would like to know Solomon's parents and/or siblings. On the 1850 census they are listed in Duncannon, Petersburg Boro. ALICE e-mail at
Alice Derr Wed, 08 Sep 1999 13:50:11

MUTZABAUGH/MUTZEBAUGH, Daniel - hunting any info. on Daniel, b.abt.1815 married Martha Smith. Children, Angeline R.1848, Jim, and John H. 1838-1925, and Wm.L. abt.1849 or 1850. I know Daniel was in the Civil War, 149th Reg. Bucktails. ANY info on his parents, marriage date or death would be appreciated.
This is my g.grandfather and I understand he spent all his life in Duncannon. Anywhere I can write to for a birth certificate??? I have other information on this family I will gladly share. Contact me at ALICE
Alice Derr Wed, 08 Sep 1999 13:41:42

I am looking for ANY information on Valentine Smith (born Valentin Schmid). His wife's name was Barbara and he had at least two sons: Thomas (born Washington Co., PA March 1788) and George John born 1793. In 1818-1819, Valentine was living in Saville, Perry County, PA. Valentine was a blacksmith by trade and also an innkeeper. He was a Revolutionary militiaman and may have also been a boat captain on the Ohio. Valentine lived to the age of 113 and was dead prior to 1869. His wife, Barbara, lived to the age of 108. I do not know how long he was in Saville or whether he may have remained there the rest of his life. The descendants through Thomas and George J. all migrated westward to eastern Ohio and some on to Indiana, Michigan and points west into the 20th century. Valentine was my great-great-great-great grandfather.
Bob Smith Bowling Green, Ohio
Bob Smith Wed, 8 Sep 1999 11:07:37

I am looking for any information on Isiah Skevington, also spelled Scivington, who lived in Mifflin. He served with the 208 regiment, PA Volunteer Infantry, Co I. I know he was alive in 1870 but I don't know where or anything else about him. I believe he was my great-great-grandfather or granduncle. If anyone can tell me anything about him please let me know. Thanks Ray Bradley
Ray Bradley Mon, 06 Sep 1999 20:22:10

Looking for anyone with McLaughlin connections in Rye Twp. Specific line is Patrick McLaughlin 1755-1813. His will lists the following children's names: George 1774?-1835?, Margaret 1775?-1812?, Daniel 1780-1828 (Richland Co OH), John 1887-?, Anthony 1794-1866 (Richland Co OH), Joseph 1795?-?, Samuel 1796?-?.
Michael McLaughlin Mon, 6 Sep 1999 00:13:40

SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ON Issac Troutman and wife no idea of birth or death
children: Had a daughter Snora {my grandmother[ married B. Theo Gougler in 1887,son of B.T. Gougler Esqof Liverpool, Pa. Need information on all of these people
Jeanne Eckman Sat, 4 Sep 1999 23:46:16

Looking for information on Jacob WILT m. Eliza HOFFMAN b. May 1867. They had 10 children; Benjamin, Catherine (m. Phillip MOYER ), David, Elizabeth (m. William MANLEY ), Jacob, Mary (m. James SEIDERS ), William (m.Martha FOSSELMAN (my GG-grandparents), Rebecca (m. Isaac GUNDERMAN.) , George (m. Mary Frances BARNER ) , & Harry (m. Mary Matilda FOSSELMAN ) If any of the names connect with your line, please contact me
Thanks, Lisa
Lisa Wilson Sun, 29 Aug 1999 09:21:05

Does anyone know anything about Oscar David/David Oscar Dressler son of Joel and Catherine Stroup Dressler, b ca 1858, he had a son Wilson with Mary Chubb, then married Mary Cain and had a family and after their divorce in 1910 married Daisy Spriggle - they had a still born child and that's the last record I've found on him. Also he had two brothers who moved to Va or Virginia by 1930 - anyone know anything about them? Will be glad to exchange info on the Dressler line with anyone else working on it.
Kathy Satteson Tue, 24 Aug 1999 12:10:13

SNYDER - Perry Co.
I am searching for any information on the family of Harold William Snyder, who was born in Perry County on 15 Dec 1935.
Jason R. Farmer
Jason R. Farmer Mon, 23 Aug 1999 21:07:41

SHEARER - Perry Co.
Wilson Shearer & wife Catherine Wagner son's name was George Tolbert Shearer, b. Jan. 28,1872, in Shermans Dale, Perry Co., PA. George no doubt had bro/sis's. Help on parents or son greatly appreciated.
Carmen Mon, 2 Aug 1999 08:30:46

At least three and maybe all four were born in New Bloomfield, this would have been in the 1700's. Meredith Darlington married Jane McClure and Casper Lupfer married Marie Elizabeth Barbara Loy. Would like to correspond with anyone related to these people. Dave Christensen, Casper, Wy.
Dave Christensen Sat, 24 Jul 1999 22:16:11

Hello, my name is Brad DeVader. I'm looking for information on an ancestor of mine by the name of Jacob W. Miller. I know he was born July 14, 1841 in York county, PA. He then removed to Perry County I think right after the war and married Elizabeth Jane Gray. Specifically I am looking for his parents and grandparents if possible. His obit says his mother was a sister of John and Daniel Wilt. I saw in the death records section of the Perrygenweb site a Jacob Miller sr. that looks promising. If you need more info I have some, not a lot. Thank you. Brad
Brad DeVader Sat, 24 Jul 1999 22:26:31

Does anyone know the parents of MARY ANN GUTSHALL, B: Jan. 14, 1839 in PA and D: April 4, 1918. She was married to THOMAS BERRIER August 23, 1860 in Ickesburg, Perry Co. PA. Information about Mary Ann's parents & family would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me directly at: Thanks: Dr. Frank J. Berrier, Jr.
Dr. Frank J. Berrier Jr. Fri, 16 Jul 1999 17:09:25

BERRIER - Perry Co.
Looking for information on the parents of JACOB S. BERRIER, burried in the Fairview Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Toboyne Tswp., Perry County.
The record indicates he died on Feb. 18, 1866 58-11-6 Co. C. 208th Reg. PA Vol. Wife buried with him: Margaret Davis B: Dec. 25, 1822 D: Jun. 26, 1901 Daughter: Sarah Catherine B: Dec. 25, 1850, D: Nov. 26, 1879
I cannot connect Jacob and his family to my Berrier Family Tree without some knowledge of his parents.
Thanks: Dr. Frank J. Berrier, Jr.
Dr. Frank J. Berrier Jr. Fri, 16 Jul 1999 16:09:00

I am looking for a Mary Virginia Snody who was born in Liverpool in 1 Jan 1906. Her parents are James Snody and Cora Shrowder. She moved to Millersburg PA (Lenkerville) across the River From liverpool. When She got married to Clarence Elmer Leitzel on june 28 1924. If any one has any info please reply. dan
Dan Geyer Thu, 15 Jul 1999 18:42:44

Many of my ancestors were born and raised in Curwensville PA. I am interested in getting any information regarding their histories and or histories of the region in the 18th & 19th centuries. Thank you. Sincerely, James F Kerns
James F. Kerns Wed, 14 Jul 1999 22:03:16

I am looking for info on Alice M. Wirtz b.Dec 1871 was narried to Calvin Moses Trostle born Feb 1872. His parents were Levi and Ellen Earnest Trostle. Her parents I believe were Abraham Wirtz and Margaret Gray. If these were her parents they also had the following children Her twin sister Anna who also married into the Trostle family , older sister Elizabeth Gray Wirtz born Dec 22 1867, married William Logan Huff, and a brother George Wirtz never married.
Judy Wilkinson Fri, 9 Jul 1999 22:59:50

I am looking for information on the SMEIGH family as well as the Delancey family. Jennifer Smeigh Phillips
Jennifer Smeigh Phillips Fri, 9 Jul 1999 07:34:34

Searching for parents/ancesters of Bertha McConnell born in New Buffalo Nov. 11, 1861. She had a sister Kate (married name Matchett) who lived in Williamsport and two brothers Thomas Jefferson and Louis. Last known location of Louis was Marysville were he lived with John A. McConnell. I'm know sure of John's relationship.
Researcher Thu, 1 Jul 1999 07:32:13

I am looking for James DAVIS, born about 1761, and died 10 September, 1850, on georges Creek, Fayette County, near Rubles Mill. He was married to Keziah PHILLIPS. They are buried in the Woodbridgetown Church Cemetery in Fayette County, Pa. I know that my James DAVIS served in 1780 with Company 7, Seventh Battalion of Cumberland County Militia. It has been told to me that this unit was composed of men from Farmanagh, Lack, Greenwood, and Milford Townships and that later these townships became part of Juniata County (1831). I don't know if this is true or not...I do believe that my James DAVIS came from Perry/Franklin/Cumberland/ or Juniata County area of Pa.

Can anyone tell me about these DAVISES? I would like to know more. It is said that my James DAVIS drew a state pension, PENNA ACT 51, approved 14 October, 1835. One of James DAVIS daughters, Mary DAVIS, married to a William MILLER. A son, Zachariah DAVIS married to Hannah DAVIS, dau of Meshach DAVIS and Nancy Ann LEWIS. Another son of James DAVIS was Joshua DAVIS who married to catherine AMBROSE.
Sam D. Lawson
Sam D. Lawson Wed, 19 Jun 1999 18:03:05

Please help me locate the parents of Mr. George Titzel. b. 3-29-1799 d. 5-5-1873 He married Mary Rebecca Tressler about 1818, Newport, Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Family members resided in the Perry County area. Buried in Union Cemetary at Marklesville. Relatives include Tressler, Loy, Baker, Crawford, maybe Burd, Fosselman, Swarner, possibly Hauensteinen. Any Titzel heritage information would be appreciated.
Researcher Sat, 26 Jun 1999 20:48:50

This is a Query to find the ancestors of my great grandfather, James Ellis Wilson, born Sept. 2, 1859, died in Loysville on January 19, 1940. He married Rebecca Frances Dunkelberger, daughter of Samuel and Caroline (Ensminger) Dunkelberger. His death certificate lists his parents as unknown. His place of birth was Carroll Township. He was a blacksmith who lived in Loysville during his adult life. We have found a James Wilson, 8 months old, in the 1860 census, living with Catherine Wilson, age 60, and her two daughter, Ann and Jane, but have not been able to locate his parents through searches of court and adoption records and family files. The family was not even certain that his last name was Wilson.
Any help would be appreciated. Randy Fennemore
Randy Fennemore Wed, 23 Jun 1999 20:25:48

Looking for information on the Watts, Bennner, Snyder, Dressler families. I know some are buried in Duncannon but if anyone out there has anything else I will gladly exchange what I have found or know so far. Mary
Mary Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:19:16

Looking for any info. / Jacob Flasher B.1816 married Christina Shad b1814. They and their children moved from Duncannon, Perry Co. PA to Cromwell Twsp., Huntington County, PA aprox. 1858. Possibly Jacob's father was John Flasher. Need any info. on SHAD family too. THANKS! Donna Skaggs
Donna Skaggs Mon, 21 Jun 1999 16:47:41 -0400

ENOCH YOCUM (1776-1848) & wife ISABELLA ROBESON (1782-1846) Liverpool Twp, Perry Co. Their children: Isaac, William, Isabella, Jane, Martha, Rebecca, Mary, Elizabeth, and Enoch. I'm searching for info on the children & their families. Isaac m. Mahala; Isabella m. John H Miller, Jane m. Simon Charles (moved to MO), Martha m. John Owens, Sarah m. John Hunter(moved to Iowa), Rebecca m. Peter Wyand (moved to MO), Mary m. Jacob Hunter, Elizabeth m. Joseph Shuler. Jacob and Mary (Yocum) Hunter's children were Rebecca, Elizabeth, Isabella, and Levi. Joseph and Elizabeth (Yocum) Shuler's children were Joseph, Harrison, Zachary, Anne, and Ella.
Your info will be most appreciated. Evelyn Buck
Evelyn Buck Sun, 20 Jun 1999 12:09:31

HOLMAN - Perry Co.
Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown, Greenwood Twp., Perry Co., PA gives this record of JOHN HOLMAN, SR, b 14 July 1745; d 21 May 1824; cnt MARGARET, b 19 May 1756; d 5 Sept 1831. Would like any information for parents, family, etc. I would appreciate any help. Please e-mail me.
Bettie Confer Sat, 19 Jun 1999 17:59:12

Looking for parents & siblings of brother Samuel born 1819 PA & Alexander McCracken, born 1825 PA both died in Greene county IL Samuel married 1840 Greene county IL Mary Branyan born 1819 Duncannon Perry PA Alexander married 1rst Millia Downs 2nd Louisa Piper Alexander & Louisa McCracken had a son Alexander McCracken that married Annie Sharp and her parents were Joshua Tillman Sharp & Rebecca McCracken born 1822 PA Joshua & Rebecca were married 1841 Greene county IL Will share info with others
Judy McCracken Tuesday, June 15, 1999 12:57 PM

I Need the names, etc. of Alice Minera Stahl's parents. Alice was my Grandmother, Born September 23, 1859, at Millerstown, Pa Alice had a 14-year old brother, Warren Stahl, who was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Alice married Harvey F. Topley, Born June 25, 2858, Landisburg. Pa ,and Alice and Harvey were married September 3, 1879 or 80, at Newport. (My mother, Gladys E. Topley, 95, is the only living child of that marriage)
Thank you for any help. Ann Asbury, Oklahoma City.
Ann Asbury : Sunday, June 13, 1999 2:31 PM

FAIR, SHADE -Perry Co.
I am researching David Fair (b. 1812, d. aft 1850) According to the 1850 census, he was remarried in 1849-50 to Catherine. According to the US Census of 1850 for Shermans Dale, Perry County, PA He had at least 4 children:
Sarah Fair: b. 1831
George Fair: b. 1834
Rebecca Fair: b. 1841
Anna Mary Fair: b. march 21, 1849 (my 2nd great grandmother)
Does anybody have any information on his first wife (probably Elizabeth Shade b. 1815) or his parents?
I found an additional David Fair and a David Fair Sr. listed in the 1860 census, but this David Fair's birthdate does not align well with the one listed in 1850, nor does he appear to have an 11 year old daughter or wife. Also, he seems to have the wrong occupation - Attorney.
Thanks for your assistance B.W. Norton
B.W. Norton Saturday, June 12, 1999 10:22 PM

I'm looking for information about the husband of Minnie Showalter (born in Perry County about 1860). His name was Benjamin Haines. They had 1 child - Joseph Clarence Haines (born 1893). Your help is greatly appreciated. Susan Schlepp
Susan Schlepp Friday, June 11, 1999 6:14 PM

BROWN - Perry Co.
I am looking for Thomas Brown, who was born probably around the late 1700's or very early 1800's. I understand that he was from an Irish background. I do not know who his wife was (wish I did !), but I know that he had a daughter Matilda Brown, b. ca 1820, who married Wm. R. Orner, Sr. They had three children, and then he died in 1844 or so, and Matilda married an Edward Hutchinson of Huntingdon, PA. Can anyone help me out with this search? I cannot find them anywhere. I will be most grateful for any help. Thank you. Doris
Doris Friday, June 11, 1999 4:33 PM

CRUM - Perry, Adams and Huntingdon Cos.
I am looking for information about my great-great-great Grandfather Henry CRUM who as born in Adams County and moved to Perry County. He is said to be buried in Eshcol Perry Co. Cemetery. His son was William CRUM who moved from Adams Co. to Millerstown, Perry County in 1865 is my great-great- Grandfather. His son, Cornelius Bell CRUM is my great Grandfather. I am particularly intereseted in establishing Henry's date and place for his birth and death, including which cemetery he is buried in and if he is in an unmarked grave, and any marriage information. Also interested in where he lived in both Adams and Perry Counties. Need the same information for William. Would like more information about Cornelius' life in Perry County and his spouses and when he moved to Huntingdon County. Thank you.
Researcher Wednesday, June 09, 1999 4:18 PM

I am reseraching the surname Bistline. This is what I know so far from family records: Michael BISTLINE was born in PA, in 1819, married Elizabeth SWISHER in 1841 in Bloomfield, Perry Co, PA. They had 12 children, I only know the name of one of the children - Theodore BISTLINE, b. 1848. In 1854 Michael and Elizabeth moved their family to Richland County, Ohio.
Kathy Clark Sun, 23 May 1999 21:01:24 -0400

BURR, EDGERLY - Lancaster, Perry?? Cos.
Would like any info on BURR, William Frederick m. to EDGERLY, Anna E, 1850 who were living in Lancaster Co. area. Audrey Dillman
Audrey Dillman Sat May 23 16:00:01 1999

REEDER - Perry Co.
I am looking for information on John & Samuel Reeder. They are both shown as living in Mifflin Twp. in 1802, in Fermanagh Twp. in 1803. Samuel remains in Fermanagh until his death in 1807. John is listed in Greenwood Twp. from 1804-1807, the next three years the tax records are not available. He is probably the John Reeder on the 1810 Census in "Toboine Twp." Cumberland Co., now Juniata Co. John died around 1813 and I'm trying to find out where. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Lois Sun May 16 19:11:04 1999

HARRIS, BUNN - Perry Co.
I am looking for is a marriage record of John B. Harris and Lorinda Bunn, circa 1827. Their first child Willliam was b. 29 Dec 1828 in PA and a second child Celinda Philany was b. 29 Dec 1829 in PA . A year later they moved to NY then migrated west settling in WI.
Thank you very much for any help. Ruby Egnew @
Ruby B. Egnew Sun May 16 19:11:03 1999

John Bunn b. 1 Dec 1765 of Fireside, Seneca Co., OH m. Catherine Dubbs b abt 1773 of Greenwood, Perry Co. PA. She was daughter of Henry Dups and Amelia Tibben. Did John and Catherine have a daughter Lorinda b. 9 June 1907 or 1909 in PA?
Any help greatly appreciated! Ruby
Ruby B. Egnew Sun May 16 19:11:01 1999

I am looking for information about Adam Beichler who came to the US in 1852 from Hesse Darmstadt Prussia with his son Peter. In 1853 they returned to Prussia and brought back to the US his wife Elizabeth (Greenawalt) and children William and Margaret. William later moved to Altoona where he worked for the PA Railroad. Adam died in 1871. Prior to that time he farmed in Perry County, Toboyne Township.
Jim Beichler Zillah School District
829-3572 ext 250, 829-5565 or 829-5511
Jim Beichler Mon May 10 02:23:41 1999

FRY - Perry Co.
Interested in information concerning Daniel or Abraham FRY. War of 1812.
Marji Morton e-mail: Thank you!
They were in Cpt. James Pipers Co. (11th Reg. Div) Also George Robinson - David Morelands Co. and William Miller and James Morton also in David Morelands Co.
Marji Morton Fri May 07 03:16:24 1999

BILLOW - Perry Co.
I would like information on BUCKS CHURCH - BUCKS VALLEY -Cemetery. Looking for all surnames of "BILLOW" - William Billow in paticular. Thanks, if you know where I can get this info??
David & Lila Billow
P. O. Box 161 Phone (406) 882-4643
Fortine ,MT 59918 Web Page:
Lila Billow Thu May 06 01:02:25 1999

SPIES, RIDER - Perry Co.
Looking for the family of Katherine Elizabeth (Kate) Spies of Duncannon. Kate was born 6 January 1856, married Mills S. Rider, and migrated to Texas. She died in Houston on 4 September 1944.
Aubrey Doggett
Aubrey Doggett Wed May 05 21:48:02 1999

Seeking information on Daniel Liddick (1817 - December 9, 1900). He was married to Catherine Silks and is buried at Centre Union Church. I believe that his father was John Liddick (April 12, 1772 - January 25, 1851) and that he had brothers William and Henry. Need documentation, however. I would appreciate any information that anyone may have. Thank you.
Howard and Patricia Liddic Sat May 01 22:08:02 1999

Looking for information on George W. Yeager b. 1830 unknown county in Pa. Married Amanda Creager in Preble Co. Ohio 1852. Moved to Davies Co. Indiana 1858.
Steve Yeager Tue Apr 27 23:34:51 1999

JONES - Perry Co.
Henry C (Clayton) Jones, 92 Regiment, Ninth Cavalry, Perry County, PA
I have traced my great-great grandfather on my mothers side to Perry County. According to his discharge papers; which are in my possession, he was born in Perry County, PA, was a tanner by trade and was 18 years old when he was discharged from the Union Army on June 15, 1865 at Lexington, NC. I also know that he had two sons, Allan (Allen) Clayton Jones; my great grandfather, and Howard Jones, his brother. I don't know Howard Jones' middle name. Any help or information you can provide on the subject or any of his family members would be greatly appreciated.
Very Truly Yours, Bruce B Weidenburner
Bruce B. Weidenburner Fri Apr 23 19:21:12 1999

I am trying to locate information on a Solomon Reeder married to Hannah Smith. Please e-mail me at Thank you
Sandy Thu Apr 22 21:28:50 1999

I ma looking for James Culver, who was father of Jospeh Culver. Joseph was born 1790 in Perry County. He married twice, Elizabeth Carey and Martha Dunmire.
Gretchen Fritz Sat Apr 17 15:16:30 1999

CROW - Perry Co.
I am not sure I have entered my CROW family name correctly. New at this computer e-mail! My local history of the Crow family indicates that Eve Crow b. Oct. 19, 1796 came from Perry County to Montgomery County, Ohio. I know of 2 children - Catherine b. Oct. 27, 1828 and Michael. I would appreciate any information on this family line that I have been researching for over 20 years. Thank you. Barbara
Barbara Hannum Wed Apr 14 11:24:02 1999

ICKES, DAY, WIERMAN - Perry & Adams Cos.
I am researching William Ickes, born November 10, 1838 in PA, died December 16, 1906 in Newport, Perry County, PA and is buried in Newport Cemetery. His mother's maiden name was Day (Ruth ?, the daughter of Nelson?). There is a William Ickes in the 1860 Adams County census, occupation tailor, age 21. There is a William Ickes in the1870 Perry County census, occupation tailor, age 32--I am led to believe the two Williams are one and the same.

William Ickes is my gr. gr. gr. grandfather, married to Lydia Jane Wierman in Adams County, PA in 1862. They had two children-Harry William, born March 29, 1864, and Clementine, born April 7, 1866. Lydia Jane died in September of 1866, and for some unknown reason, William was unable to care for the children. They were raised by their aunt, Mary E. Wierman. She moved to Williamson County, Texas in the 1880s and took the two children with her.

I believe that William remarried to Annie (UMN) and had the following children (from the 1870 and 1880 Perry County, Newport Borough, census, and information received from the Perry Historians): Mary (Minnie Mary?) 1868-1870, Turic S. 1871-1936, and William O. 1875-1909.
Any and all information appreciated.
Rose Mary Badovinac Sat Apr 10 19:49:51 1999

WETZEL - Perry Co.
Researching the family of John Martin Wetzel born Feb. 19, 1786 in Perry County, Pa, Thanks Jerry Wetzel
Jerry Wetzel Sat Apr 10 15:44:43 1999

GARDNER - Perry Co.
Looking for information on the following GARDNER family - I believe their son, William was the father of Samuel Gardner who was my GGGrandfather. Some accounts say the family moved from PERRY COUNTY to CENTRE COUNTY in about 1800. Don Gardner

Philadelphia: LOUIS H. EVERTS. 1883
Press of J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia
Page 338
One of the earliest settlers on the Bald Eagle was John Gardner, who settled upon the island which still bears his name. His sons were Washington, Samuel, William, James and John. A daughter of Samuel's is the present wife of J.I. Delong. The widow of Washington is still living, at the age of eighty-four.


John and Nancy (Thornton) Gardner had the following children, most of whom were born before the year 1800: Washington, who married Jane Austin and had a large family, several of whom settled in the Howard area; James, Jane, Ephraim, William, John and Samuel, who married Elizabeth Lucas and raised a family of ten or more.
Don Gardner Sun Apr 04 03:14:49 1999

HOLMAN - Perry Co.
Need info for J. Adam HOLMAN b 28 Aug 1812 Liverpool, Perry Co., PA; d 15 Mar 1895 Tiskalwa, Bureau Co., IL. Married When? to Susan HOLSMAN (other spellings?), b 10 Sept 1817 Liverpool, Perry Co., PA.; d 17 July 1872 Tislalwa, Bureau Co., IL. Children: (all born Liverpool, PA.) 1. William A. b c1843. 2. Mary T. b c1846. 3. John Henry b 25 Nov 1848. 4. Margaret b 18 Sept 1856. 5. Calvin C. b c1886. 6. Ella Clara b c1861. Need marriage date and parents of Susan HOLSMAN (?). Any info for this family would be appreciated.
Bettie Confer Fri Apr 02 13:55:32 1999

HOLMAN - Perry Co.
Need info for parents of Johannes (John) HOLMAN, b 1787 Where?, Parents?; d When?, Where?. Married Chaterina (Catharina)-----? She b 1789 Where?, Parents?; d When?, Where?. She was confirmed 13 May 1810 St Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pfoutz Valley, Perry Co., PA. Children: 1. Chatarina b 5 Mar 1808, chr 30 Mar 1808. 2. Heinrick b 16 Feb 1810, chr 12 May 1810. 3. J. Adam b 28 Aug 1812, chr 15 Nov 1812. 4. John b 28 July 1814, chr 15 Oct 1814. 5. Estor (twin) b 19 Nov 1816. 6. Eva (twin) b 19 Nov 1816; (both chr 10 Dec 1816. 7. Susannah b 3 Dec 1819, chr 11 June 1820. They lived Liverpool, Perry Co., PA. Any info in Cumberland Co., PA.; as Perry Co. was formed 1820 from Cumberland Co.? Any help would be appreciated.
Bettie Confer Fri Apr 02 13:55:32 1999

Henry HACKETT and Molly SIMISON appear in the John Linn marriages list ) as having been married on 21 Mar 1793. There are also records on this same page of (brothers?) James and Robert Hackett and Molly's sisters (?) Elizabeth and Isabella.
Does anyone know of Henry's parents or Molly's parents? Or descendents of their siblings? Respond to e-mail:
warm regards -- Todd.

p.s. -- in the graveyard listing for this same church, there is a listing for a John SIMISON who died at the age of 72 in 1796. This would appear to be too old for Molly's father -- though stranger things have happened!
Todd Wells Fri Apr 02 00:44:10 1999

MURPHY, RICE - Perry & Dauphin Cos.
I would like to know if anyone can tell me to write for the History of New Bloomfield, I am searching for people listed below
Franklin Murphy married Lydia Anne Rice believe they lived in Harrisburg or New Bloomfield. Franklin was born in 1853 Lydia was born in 1854 they had 11 children Rebecca, Addie, Clara, Annie, Emma, Mabel, Velie, Sadie, Frannie, Harriet and Harry (twins)
Any help would be greatly appreciated as these ancestors are being very elusive to me .
Also I am searching for a Hotel called The Rhinehart,,,, any information out there ? Thank you Tracie Jones-Foster
Tracie Jones-Foster Wed Mar 24 12:15:10 1999

Looking for parents of Daisy Belle Adams, b. May 22, 1893, in Perry County, died Dec 5, 1978, in Newville, Cumberland Co., PA. Married Robert Martin Finley, b. April 30, 1865 in Germany, died. Nov 11. 1966, in Newville Cumberland Co., PA. Daisy and Robert had following children: James, Alice Marie, and Charles. Any info would be appreciated.
Christine L. Adams
Christine L. Adams Sun Mar 21 14:06:23 1999

Searching for information about William Crothers MARSHALL, b 27 February 1836 in New Bloomfield, Perry County. He married Margaret W. RICE on 27 October 1857 in New Bloomfield. In 1850 census I find him at age 15 living with Isabella MARSHALL age 40 who is head of household. In 1860 census I find him married to Margaret with two sons, Harry age 2 and William I. age 3/12 with Isabella MARSHALL age 50 living next door. 1840 census offer little as there are several male head of household with a son less then 10 and a female 24-36. Was Isabella his mother? Who was his father? Did he have siblings? Any information would be helpful. I have information coming forward and would like to share.
David B. Johnston Tue Mar 16 21:41:39 1999

HOOBLER - Perry & Dauphin cos.
Researching John Robert HOOBLER b. 3/24/1787 Harrisburg, Toboyne Township, Perry Co. d. 9/25/1855 Center township, Hancock Co., IN..
Nancy J. Ramsey Norris
Nancy J. Ramsey Tue Mar 16 12:53:23 1999

Looking for info on the Samuel Miller family and the Carpenter Miller family of Perry Co., PA. Carpenter Miller married Sarah Houghton ca 1831. Any information would be helpful.
Bill Dahlberg Mon Mar 15 15:19:46 1999

Seek information on John Peck, 1812PA-63 CKOH, a blacksmith, who m 1834 in Perry Co., Mary Ann Power(s) 1816PA-1901 CKOH. Believe her mother was a Loys since MA was supposedly orphaned and went to live with uncle, William Loys.
Gary Sat Mar 13 20:29:09 1999

MAGEE, BEAM - Perry Co.
I have a reference in a biography of one of my relatives that refers to his distant cousin a Senator MAGEE from Pennsylvania. The timeline and everything could fit John Alexander MAGEE, born 1827, died 1903 of Perry County, PA. My MAGEE families originated (in the U. S.) in New York, Allegany County, (John MAGEE and Ann BEAM, of Pennsylvania) moved to Lake County, Ohio shortly before John Alexander MAGEE would have been born. Thank you for any information on John Alexander MAGEE's family history.
Don Leiter
Don Leiter Thu Mar 11 22:37:38 1999

I am looking to find out if William TAGG in Toboyne Twp. 1818 is from TAGUE or surname TAGGART. Owen Tagg
Owen Tagg Tue Mar 09 17:10:15 1999

Searching for information on the Snyders or Susanna Peters. Only information I have is that after George died in Perry Co. in 1814,Susanna migrated to Marion Oh with her children(8).
Any information would be appreciated. W. Kohlmann
W. Kohlmann Tue Mar 09 16:09:36 1999

ARNDT - Perry Co.
I am researching my Arndt roots, and can only go back as far as my ggg- grandfather, Jacob Arndt, who died in Perry County, PA, May 24, 1885, and is buried in the Liverpool Cemetery. I would love any assistance anyone can provide me in finding Jacob's parents.
Thank you. Pam
Pam Thu Mar 04 00:24:34 1999

SMEIGH - Perry Co.
I am trying to gather any information on my family history. If anyone has any information on any Smeigh's, please contact me.
Jennifer Smeigh Phillips
Jennifer Smeigh Phillips Wed Mar 03 11:04:20 1999

COLLINS - Perry Co.
William H Collins was born March 4, 1849 in Pa. His parents were also born in Pa. Please help me find his Father's Name. I have tried for many years. I know there were Collins in Perry Co in 1850.
Virginia Borkowski 51698 Pioneer Trail Elliott, Ia 51532
Virginia Borkowski Mon Mar 01 16:24:39 1999

I am looking for any information on the Walls family. My grandmother was Emma Rachael Walls Smeal b.1901 in Perry Cty. Her sister was Clara Dunkel. Family lore states that her mothers name was Nettie Harkelrod.
Any links available to these names would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance. Brenda Smeal Gibson
Brenda Smeal Gibson Mon Mar 01 00:23:58 1999

I am looking for information on George WILLI and wife Elizbeth. I know they had at least 5 children.
1) James WILLI born 11 Feb 1817 Perry Co, PA died 13 Feb 1894 married 1st Mary ? married 2nd Margaret ?
2) Sarah WILLI born 22 Dec 1822 in Perry Co, PA died 7 Nov 1884 married 24 Oct 1841 in Snyder Co, PA to William BYREM
3) Elizabeth WILLI married a SMITH
4) George Washington WILLI born 30 Oct 1828 in PA died 17 Sep 1901 married Sarah A. ?
5) Henry WILLI born 1830 PA married 22 Sep 1857 in Snyder Co, PA to Susan SCHOCH.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Dianne Richards
Dianne Richards Sat Feb 27 21:59:14 1999

KEPNER - Perry Co.
Seeking information for my g-g-g-grandparents, running in circles! This is what I have so far: "Only speculation at this point...seems the most likely "candidate" for the father of Robert Kepner (my g-g-grandfather) based on age and locality, is Jacob Kepner. However, there are at least two Jacobs, and it is hard to separate them, especially since one is buried at St. John's, near Catherine, wife of Jacob Kepner, and his will lists his wife as Mary Ann. (I didn't copy details of the inheritance: It may have been meager; Robert was dead (1 mo before will was drawn up!)

Jacob #1 B. 7-21-1806 D. 01-14-1888 Buried St. John's (PA) Will dated 7-24-1886 filed 1-21-1888 Juniata Township, PA Lists wife Mary Ann, no other heirs mentioned.

Jacob #2 B. Abt. 1790 D. 4-25-1871 Buried St. John's (PA) Grave diggers: Philip & Joseph Leonard 1850 Census lists Jacob Kepner, 56, living in the household of Philip Leonard (Philip was probably a cousin to Rebecca Leonard (Kepner) ???

My g-grandmother was Malinda Kepner daughter of Robert Kepner and Rebecca Leonard. She (Malinda) was b. 1-24-1861 d. 4-13-1899 in Leaf River, IL and married James Franklin Boyer 5-7-1878 in Perry Co. PA...

I am trying to find Robert's correct father. Any help is appreciated and I will gladly give any information to anyone else who desires it.
Linda Barron Wetzel
Linda Barron Wetzel Thu Feb 25 05:37:48 1999

LUPFER - Perry Co.
I am trying to find the name of my great-great-great-grandfather Lupfer. I know he had at least one son named Charlie (Charles) Casper Lupfer (birh year unknown but probably around 1870's). Then Charlie had at least two sons Harry Lupfer (born 1894) and John Martin Lupfer (born 1887). I also know there are five generations of Lupfers buried in New Bloomfield Cemetary. Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you.
Researcher Tue Feb 23 10:47:17 1999

ICKES - Perry & York Cos.
Looking for parents of Henry ICKES, born about 1809, died August 2, 1880 in York, PA. He was married about 1834 to Catharine (born abt May 22, 1813). Is he related to Perry County Ickes's? He appeared in York Co. tax lists in late 1830's. Children are: Melinda (4/6/1835), Clementine, (abt 1836-3/3/1859); Amanda C. (5/21/1841-6/19/1924, married to William SCHATZBERGER); and Harry Percy (2/17/1852-9/18/1921, married to Mary Agnes Mariah TREADWAY on 7/17/1875). Possible son named Clement (dates unknown).
Nancy Heilman Ickes
Nancy Heilman Ickes Mon Feb 22 20:22:49 1999

Looking for info on George Burum GALLAHER, born March 14, 1762 in "Juniata River" in Perry Co., PA. He was the son of James Herbert O'Gallaher and Sarah Miller. Any info, leads or suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks!
Jeff Darlington
Jeff Darlington Sun Feb 21 10:38:57 1999

Seeking any information on the family of GEORGE WASHINGTON GENSLER b. Newport 1836 d. Danville 1890. He married NANCY JANE SCHRIVER(Schriber) b. 1837.
Children: Annie Elizabeth, William B., Thomas W., Edith Lucinda, John S., Harry, Alice(Belle), Peter(Patrick) and Minnie.
GEORGE W. may have been the son of JOHN and ELIZABETH GENSLER of Newport.
Researcher Sat Feb 20 13:29:09 1999

I am looking for info on my g4g father Adam Swarner. It is believed his father is Johann Adam Zwoerner. He was married to Marich (Maricha) Garich (now spelled Geary). They both cam from Bucks Co, PA. They both died on the old homestead South Of Loysville. Her tombstone states her name as Marry and she died at the age of 93 on July 15, 1866. She is the descendent of Ex- Governor Geary (Deceased) of Pennsylvania.
Lisa Swarner Bregenzer
Lisa Bregenzer Fri Feb 19 13:27:04 1999

Looking for any information on the families of Ezekiel Jones, born 1821, died April 8, 1897, Howe Twp., Perry County, and his wife Catherine (Machamer) Jones. Their daughter Ellen, born May 7, 1858, married my great-grandfather Benjamin Geistwite, born March 16, 1847. Willing to exchange data. John Lindermuth
John Lindermuth Sat Feb 13 15:49:21 1999

My great-great grandfather was Frederick Vaughn/Vawn 1826-1899, married to Katherine Bolinger 1822-1973, they had the following children: Mary, William Franklin, John D., Hannah J., Frederick J., andSamuel. William Franklin was my great grandfather.
William Franklin Vaughn/Vawn married Margaret Richardson. They gave birth to Laura B. Ada F., Charles F. Ada F. was my grandmother. There seems to be a problem with the spelling of the name. My grandmother spelled her name VAUGHN. I am certain of this as I have her bible, and my sister was given the middle name
VAUGHN. I also have the death certificate of William Franklin Vaughn, and the name is spelled "VAUGHN". However, the name of his father, Frederick is spelled "VAWN.
If anyone has any information at all regarding these family lines please contact me at
Researcher Fri Feb 12 20:36:02 1999

PERRY - Perry Co.
My name is Ronald Perry and I am a direct relation to Chris James Perry, founder of the Philadelphia Tribune in the early 1880s. I was asked to inquire about the relationship-if any-between Chris J. Perry and Perry County using the County Historical Society.
Administrative Assistant
GES Exposition Services - SF Administration
Mail to: Ronald Perry Mon Feb 08 19:19:56 1999

SMITH, DICK - Perry Co.
I am researching Peter Burtnette Smith md. 4 June 1832 Elizabeth Dick, in Landisburg, Perry County, PA. They are my 3gt grandparents.
Peter was born 17 Sept 1805, on the ship coming from Ireland. His mother was Mary {Polly} Burtnette, daughter of Robert Burtnette.
I have no other info on Elizabeth. If anyone can enlighten me on this family, I would appreciate it. Thank you for any help you may have.
Koren Fae Rawlings
Pendleton Co, WVa Historical Preservation Association
Koren Fae Rawlings Sun Feb 07 23:51:44 1999

Looking for information on Jermiah O'Neil who married Permelia Schneider in 1857. Know of at least three children; Worley Monroe O'Neil, b. 4.6.1860, Elizabeth Regina O'Neil, b 3/9/1866, and Grant O;Neil, b. 3/9/1866. Based on newspaper accounts all three children were born in Liverpool Pa. Family moved to Kansas in period of 1870 - 1880.
Robert W. Randall Sun Feb 07 03:00:47 1999

I am looking for any information on the Gantt family line from New Port, (Perry County) Pennsylvania. My Great-Grandfather Jesse Price Clark Gantt was born there abt 1865. He was the son of Jesse Gantt and Caroline Spotts, Caroline was Jesse's second wife. Jesse I was the son of Joseph Gantt and Caroline was the daughter of Albert Spotts. Jesse I owned a hotel in New Port called the Gantt Hotel this was in the 1860's, it was said to have burned down after that. Jesse I had 10 children from his first marriage and 2 children from the second to Caroline. Jesse II and his younger brother went to Texas in the early 1890's. The rest of the children settled in Perry County. Any information that anyone has on these people would be greatly appreciated.
J. Engel Sun Feb 07 00:31:32 1999

My 4-Great-Grandfather was George ROBISON, born ca. 1727 [maybe] in Coleraine, Ulster, Northern Ireland. He came to the U.S. in the mid-1700's [we surmise] and settled in Tyrone Twp., near Roseburg, Cumberland Co. PA. [the area is now part of Saville or perhaps Tuscarora Twp. in Perry Co.] His wife is unknown, but she may have been Elizabeth. George died in Perry Co. ca 1798, we are told. They had six children:

Thomas, b. 1764, d. 1852; m. (1) 1/13/1789 Agnes McMILLEN; m. (2) Nancy ELLIOTT; (3 children, including Jane who married a George SANDERSON), Robert, b. 1767, d. 1834; see below, Margaret, b. ?, d. 1843?; m. 8/7/1789 to Alexander SANDERSON, Nancy, b. 1770, d. 1843; Mary, b. ? d. ?; m. 6/25/1793 to William ROBINSON (five children?), Elizabeth, b. ? d. ? m. William SANDERSON

(William SANDERSON and Alexander SANDERSON above were first cousins. George SANDERSON above was a nephew of Alexander SANDERSON)

The above may not necessarily be correct in all details. I'm pretty sure my George is not *Capt. George* Robison, nor the proprieter of *Robinson's Fort*. There are three George Robi(n)sons that I know of in Perry/Cumberland Co., but none have the same children as those listed above. This is my major roadblock. The George of Robinson's Fort was apparently also born in 1727, d. 1814, so these dates may be suspect for my George.
My 3-Great-Grandfather was Robert ROBISON, born ca.1767 in Tyrone [later Saville] Twp, Perry Co. PA, died Dec 1834 in/near the *Raccoon Valley* of Perry Co. PA. He married Susanna, dau. of William GRAHAM. They had 8 children:
George, b. 1792, d. 1875 m. Jane Margaretta GRAHAM (served in the War of 1812, was known as *Major* George but was only a private or corporal. Bur. Centre Presbyterian Cemetery near Loysville), Robert, b. 1793, d. 1880; married Catherina HENCH, William, b. 1795, d. 1876; m. Christina ZIEGLER, Jane, b. 1796, d. 1851; never married; John M., b. 1797, d. 1867; see below Thomas, b. 1798, d. 1845; never married; David Elliott, b. 1800, d. 1864; m. (1) Mary CASSETTE; m. (2) Rose Ann WALKUP (five children w/each), Sidney, b. 1802, d. 1872; never married
There is sufficient evidence to make me confident in the accuracy of the above generation.
My Great-Great-Grandfather was John M. ROBISON, born 3/3/1797 in Tyrone Twp. Perry Co. PA.; m. ca 1820 to Jane R. BAXTER. John and Jane moved to Crawford Co. Ohio in 1837. John died 8/15/1867, and Jane died 5/18/1857. Both are buried in the Goodwill Cemetery, S.E. of Waynesburg, Crawford Co. Ohio. They had 9 children. The youngest was my Great-Grandfather John R. ROBISON.
Jane Baxter's father was a Jonathan BAXTER, who operated a Tannery near Roseburg, Perry Co. PA, we are told, though there seems to be no record of Jonathan Baxter with a daughter Jane who fits the time frame.
Any help with these Robisons and Baxters will be deeply appreciated. Thanks. TOM ROBISON
Tom Robison Sun Jan 31 23:51:13 1999

I am looking for my family George Washington Shreffler and Margaret don't have last name. They are buried in Blain Cemetery George Washington and Malinda Mumper. They had a son William Luther Shreffler if you could hope me this get in touch.
thank you Cindy Wazelle
Cindy Wazelle Fri Jan 29 00:11:54 1999

MCCASKEY - Perry Co.
Searching for information on a William Orr McCaskey b 1878 in PA d 1919 in Ulmer SC. Have picture (1898) from a studio in Du Bois PA. May be related to McCaskeys in Perry Co Cemetery listings. Had relative in PA named Ethel ?. Hal McCaskey
Hal McCaskey Tue Jan 26 21:50:19 1999

MANN, WISNER - Perry Co.
I am trying to find some history on Mannsville, PA. It is believed that my great grandmother came from Mannsville and that the town is named after her family. Her name was Mary Ann Mann and she married Wisner and moved to Illinois probably in the early to mid 1800's. I am planning a visit to Mannsville with my mother this coming spring to snoop around cemetaries in Mannsville. Would appreciate any information you might have. Thank you. Mary Ellen Neville
Mary Ellen Neville Tue Jan 26 21:42:59 1999

Samuel and Esther (Zimmerman) Miller were in Perry Co., PA from about 1820-1840. Their son Carpenter Miller married Sarah Houghton ca 1832. Does anyone have any information on these people? Anything would be helpful at this point!
Thanks! Bill
Bill Dahlberg Tue Jan 26 13:31:36 1999

John Monroe WALLACE b1812 Perry Co PA d25 Mar 1902 Three Springs, PA. m Rebecca CORNELIUS. I have info on his parents and siblings. Would like any info about John M. Thanks, Delores
Delores Branham Sun Jan 24 19:16:35 1999

Many of my ancestors lived in Liverpool, Pa. George Washington Singer was born in 1832 and died in 1914. Would like to know about his ancestors and when he/they came to America. Also was he German or Jewish. Did many Jews come to Perry Co. -- if so, did they assimilate? His wife was Harriet Wintus. His son was Lincoln who married married Mary Huggentuddler. I understand she was trained by a doctor and provided medical care in Liverpool in the 1920s and 1930s. Also, there is a "Singer monument" in the Liverpool Cemetary. Does anyone know who is buried there?
I believe my earliest Murray ancestors were John and Rebecca Murray born in 1796. They may have come from Ireland with George Cary Tharpe (prominent citizen at the time in Liverpool). Looking for any connection between these families and Irish emigration around that time. Did any Irish Catholics emigrate that early -- or were they all Scotch-Irish from the north of Ireland? Later ancestors were Jacob E. Murray , his brother John W. Murray (who I believe owned the boatyard), George Cary Murray who was a "boatman" on the Susquehanna. Any information appreciated. Will be happy to share additional info I have.
Researcher Sat Jan 23 22:28:05 1999

I'm looking for info on Raymond Clelan and his mother whose name was either Ella Morrison or Rose Morrison. I believe Ray was born in the early 1900's and lived in Kennedy's Valley as Raymond Morrison until his mother married Frank Clelan, who then adopted Ray. Ray married Nellie Fry in the 20's. Any info you could send would be appreciated. I'm trying to trace the Morrisons and have just begun my search. I realize the info I've given you is very broad but at the moment that's all I have.
Thanks, Terri Potter
Terri Potter Thu Jan 21 17:07:05 1999

HETRICK - Perry Co.
Looking for anyone doing Hetrick Research. Nicholas Hetrick born 1794 died 1846 and wife Susannah born 1791 died 1869 are both in the Hetrick burial grounds in Greenwood twp of Perry County. I know of at least one child born to them, Nicholas Hetrick (Jr) born 1821. Does anyone know more about this family? Odette Brandt at
Odette Brandt Sat Jan 16 14:16:48 1999

GALBAUGH - Perry Co.
I would appreciate any information on the parents or descendants of John T. Galbaugh who served with the 92nd Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 9th Cavalry, Company A during the Civil War.
Researcher Thu Jan 14 23:19:45 1999

HILE - Perry Co.
Looking for any data on HILE from Perry Co PA
B. Hile Tue Jan 12 05:54:08 1999

Seeking info on David MORELAND, b. ca1805, PA. Could he be a son of Capt. David MORELAND who served in the 11th Regt. under Gen. Porter in War of 1812? Our David m. Susan LESLIE and later lived in Ashtabula Co. OH. He d. 1879 near Topeka KS; widow Susan returned to Geneva OH.
George C. Johnson Thu, 7 Jan 1999 17:56:41 -0800

Both my parents are from Ickesburg. Looking for information about my mother's family: Roy Minnich Kline married Mae Vivian Shull. Mae daughter of Wm.? Shull and Eliza Reisinger. My father's great grandmother was Mary Susanna Miller (7/25/1778-2/24/1853) married Frederick Ricedoff. They had seven children:John,Sarah(may have moved to Missouri), Samuel, Catherine, Elizabeth, Mary and Margaret. Mary is buried in St.John Churchyard in Juniata Twp. Any info on either family line appreciated
Carol Ricedorf Boerlin Wed Jan 06 04:00:25 1999

I am looking for information pertaining to the town or village and inhabitants of Grier's Point Perry County Pa and . Thank You.
Regards, Bill Kennedy Kennedy Services Middletown,Pa
Bill Kennedy Sun Jan 03 23:16:13 1999

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