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Archived Queries for September 1996

BAER, KIDNER, KITNER, ROSS, WECHTENHEISER posted by Carol Hepburn on Saturday, September 7, 1996

Jacob J. ROSS married Amanda J. KIDNER (KITNER) in Brothersvalley. Children: Joseph, Jacob W., Carrie E., Robert W., Margaret E., and Mary M. Looking for Jacob J.'s father. He was born in 1828 and married in c. 1859. Jacob J. is grandson of Michael ROSS of Stoneycreek. Joseph believed to have died young. Jacob W. married Agnes, Carrie E. married Chauncey WECHTENHEISER, Robert W. married Matilda, Margaret E. married John BAER, Mary M. unknown.

HELP, METZGER, MUNCIE, RICHARDS posted by Jill Judy on Tuesday, September 10, 1996

Seeking Info on the families of MUNCIE and RICHARDS in the Windber Pa area. Their son Victor was born there in 1899. Fathers name was Paul Muncie and Mother's maiden name was Emma Richards. Did they die in the Windber area. Victor moved to the Columbus Ohio Area. After his discharge from the service. He married Helen Catherine METZGER in Columbus Franklin Co Ohio. Fiance' remembers going to Pa to visit somone thinks that it is gr grandparents. Any info is appreciated. HELP! These families seem to keep dodging my efforts on finding them.

GUYNN, RUFF posted by Mary Harris on Tuesday, September 10, 1996

Searching for any information about the parents of Augusta RUFF of either Somerset or Westmoreland County. Her father was wounded by a cannonball during the Civil War. Augusta married Horace Greeley GUYNN and moved to Wythe County, VA prior to the 1930's. She was born about 1780 (my best guess)

BARTCHY, MOTTER, STEWART posted by K Brady on Thursday, September 19, 1996

I have the following person living in Somerset Co., PA. Olive BARTCHY born 1882 in Ohio. Her first husband was Henry E. MOTTER. She was the daughter of John J. & Ida (STEWART) BARTCHY. She had these children: Rosa Elba MOTTER, Evelyn Ida MOTTER, Harry Blake MOTTER. Any information greatly appreciated.

PUZIO, SUDOL posted by Helene McHale on Friday, September 20, 1996

Need marriage date of Sophie PUZIO and Albert SUDOL Married approx. 1907/1909 in Windber, Somerset, PA Child Mary SUDOL b. 1908 & d. 1908 Born and died in Windber. Need more data. Can someone please tell me how I can get copies of birth and marriage records?

COLLIER, PARSONS posted by Norman Bragg Collier on Friday, September 20, 1996

Seeking information on John COLLIER from Pennsylvania,confirmed Somerset County,PA. Born about 1760. Married Mary ???? COLLIER born abt. 1770 in Pennsylvania. Son Joseph Collier born 1801 died 1872. Married second wife Drusilla PARSONS from Hardy County now Wv. Drusilla died in 1883 in Taylor County,Wv. Oliver Henry Perry Collier was their son. He was born in 1846. Looking for other COLLIER searchers.

GINDLESPARGAR, GINDLESPERGER, KINDLESPERGER, KLINGER, KLINGLER posted by Julie Matthews Burnette on Saturday, September 21, 1996

I am seeking information on the children of Joseph GINDLESPERGER, who was born May 17, 1781 in Berks Co., PA, and died Dec 28, 1860. Hoping to establish that Joseph was the father of Henry GINDLESPERGER, born in 1823 in PA. Also seeking any information on Abraham GINDLESPERGER born in 1848. Surname may be spelled in a variety of ways, such as GINDLESPARGAR, KINDLESPERGER, etc. In addition, information on David KLINGLER or KLINGER, who was born in 1860 in PA. All of these individuals were most likely Amish or Mennonite.

BAKER, DEVORE, HARDEN, TROUTMAN posted by Richard Blue on Sunday, September 22, 1996

MATILDA JANE TROUTMAN, b. 1824 Somerset Co., PA, dau of PETER TROUTMAN and LYDIA ANN HARDEN, married c1850 EMANUEL BAKER, b. 1824 son of MICHAEL BAKER and DRUCILLA _?_ of Londonderry Twp., Bedford Co., PA. In 1855 Peter Troutman and his family and Emanuel Baker and family moved to Benton Co., IA. Peter Troutman is said to have married three times, wife's name 1860 in IA is Sarah. Lydia Ann Harden,b c1800 in Germany, is said to be dau of George Harden. Baker line may be from JACOB BAKER and CATHERINE DEVORE of Somerset Co., PA. Any information on BAKER or HARDEN most helpful.

GEISLER, GERN, SMITH posted by Kenny Smith on Sunday, September 22, 1996

Hello.I'm looking for information on my familie who resided in Davidsville,Covanaugh township in Somerset County in the 1860's.I'm having problems finding Davidsville--is it still in Somerset Co.,or is it now in another county. My families surnames include Charles SMITH who immigrated from Wurtenburg Germany with his wife Katherine GEISLER and at least 2 sons Henry W.Smith who Married Elizabeth M.Gern on Nov. 19,1857 in Covanaugh Township-Davidsville p.o. @ Thomas Mill Somerset Co..Elizabeth GERN was born on May 23 1840 in Davidsville,Somerset County,Pa they also had a son born in the early 1860's whom they named Charles Henry SMITH.any info. concerning these individuals orthese locations would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!

LANTZ, PENROD posted by Bill Mason on Tuesday, September 24, 1996

Looking for information on Joseph PENROD b. 1799 in Somset. 2nd wife was Mary LANTZ b. abt 1812. Children were: Curtis PENROD b. 1841 Henry PENROD b. 1844 Leonard PENROD b. 1846 William Wallace PENROD b. 1849 Christian Christopher PENROD b. 1852 Justice PENROD b. 1856 Joseph's father was Joseph PENROD b.1777 in Somerset. Mother unknown Curtis moved to Lewis Co., KY before 1841.

BARNDT, LAUCENDAUFER, MERRINGER posted by Pam Talbot on Thursday, September 26, 1996

I am researching the surnames of MERRINGER,& BARNDT. My g grandparents were Faubian and Margaret Louise (LAUCENDAUFER) Merringer. They came into the Port of New York on 15 December 1887. They lived in Kuhntown, Lincoln township for several years and moved to Quecreek. They both died in Quecreek. Faubian died in 1937 and Mary died in 1939. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated. Their children were Frank (Phobie),Nina (Marteeny) Hamilton. Peter who died when 22yeras old. Stephen Samuel(my grandfather) They are buried in the Sipeville Brethern Cemetary. The other name, Barndt is my granmothers maiden name. Her name was Madilda Ann Barndt. She is the daughter of Franklin Barndt. And his father was Perry Barndt.His mother was Isabelle Shaulis. Matilda was married to Stephen Samuel Merringer, they had 8 childeren. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

GRAHAM, MCCLINTOCK posted by Norena Hale on Thursday, September 26, 1996

Looking for information on: Lucinda MCCLINTOCK, b 7 Oct 1847 in Sommerset. Her father: William Robert McClintock b. 10 Aug. 1804 m. Elizabeth Pinkerton. Her gfather: Robert mcClintock b. 25 Dec 1770 m. Rachel Wilkins. Her ggfather: Alexander McClintock b. 1732 m.Mary Eston. All are from Sommerset. Is there a paper or book on their family history? Lucinda married Henry GRAHAM and moved to Iowa. Was Henry Graham from Sommerset also? Were they married there? If he was born there, who were his parents? siblings?

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