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KNOCH, WASSUM posted by Beverly Helton on Saturday, March 1, 1997

I am seeking information on George KNOCH and his wife, Margaret WASSUM. They were both born in Germany and married in Somerset County, PA, in 1837. I am most interested in siblings and parents of George and Margaret.

KNOCH, WASSUM posted by Beverly Helton on Saturday, March 1, 1997

I am seeking information on George KNOCH and his wife, Margaret WASSUM. They were both born in Germany and married in Somerset County, PA, in 1837. I am most interested in siblings and parents of George and Margaret.

AUBURN, WIBLE posted by David W. Wyble Sr. on Saturday, March 1, 1997

I am attempting to find a marriage date/place on the following: John WIBLE to Charlotte AUBURN This marriage occurred sometime between 1830 and 1840.

SIMPSON posted by Janet Mills on Tuesday, March 4, 1997

SIMPSON, DAVID b.1772 d. 1847. Lived in Somerset County, Pa. Looking for information about David SIMPSON and his family who lived in York County and later moved to Somerset County. My gggrandfather was his son, David L. Simpson b. 2 May 1820 in Jenners Twp. Somerset Cty.

BRAUM, CAMP, GALLOWAY, MILLER posted by Carolyne Provo on Friday, March 7, 1997

DATE: March 7 1997 SURNAME: GALLOWAY Looking for parents of John GALLOWAY, we have traced back to John GALLOWAY(b. 1776 Bedford, Somerset County, Pa. d. 1852 (? So.Rostraver Twp.) Westmoreland Co. Pa. 1st marriage to Catherine CAMP(d.1831) 2nd marriage to Sophia BRAUM-MILLER in 1831 in Westmoreland Pa. (b. 30 May 1810-d. Sept. 1854). We found in history Joseph GALLOWAY (b. 1731-d. 29 Aug. 1803), he was a loyalist during the American Revolution & was a speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly from 1766 to 1775, he went to England in 1778, which John GALLOWAY would have only been 2 yrs. old, Joseph may be John's father or an uncle, we have info on the rest of the family up to today, would be glad to exchange info with anyone. One other name that should mention is Elijah Newlan GALLOWAY,(b. 31 May 1836 WestNewton Twp, Westmoreland Co. Pa.-d. 3 Oct.1915, son of John GALLOWAY. Thank You Please contact me at:

BRAUM, CAMP, GALLOWAY, MILLER posted by Carolyne Provo on Friday, March 7, 1997

DATE: March 7 1997 SURNAME: GALLOWAY Looking for parents of John GALLOWAY, we have traced back to John GALLOWAY(b. 1776 Bedford, Somerset County, Pa. d. 1852 (? So.Rostraver Twp.) Westmoreland Co. Pa. 1st marriage to Catherine CAMP(d.1831) 2nd marriage to Sophia BRAUM-MILLER in 1831 in Westmoreland Pa. (b. 30 May 1810-d. Sept. 1854). We found in history Joseph GALLOWAY (b. 1731-d. 29 Aug. 1803), he was a loyalist during the American Revolution & was a speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly from 1766 to 1775, he went to England in 1778, which John GALLOWAY would have only been 2 yrs. old, Joseph may be John's father or an uncle, we have info on the rest of the family up to today, would be glad to exchange info with anyone. One other name that should mention is Elijah Newlan GALLOWAY,(b. 31 May 1836 WestNewton Twp, Westmoreland Co. Pa.-d. 3 Oct.1915, son of John GALLOWAY. Thank You Please contact me at:

BLACK, CRAMER, DONAHEY, PITTMAN, POWELL, ROSS posted by Jean Hudson Masco on Friday, March 7, 1997

Not a query: a deed "In the name of God amen. I, Nathan ROSS of Brushvalley Township, County of Indiana and state of Pennsylvania being weak and sick in body but of sound mind memory and understanding praise be to God for it do make and declare this to be my last will. It is my will that my children John W. ROSS, Oliver ROSS, Frank N. ROSS, Mary POWELL, Sarah C.(G?) CRAMER, shall be paid one dollar and that one dollar be paid to the heirs of my daughter Tabitha Ann BLACK. I give and bequeath to my son George G. ROSS all my estate both real and personal. I hereby appoint my son George G. ROSS to be the Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness wereof I Nathan ROSS the Testator have to this my will set my hand and seal this 16th day of September AD. 1891. Signed Sealed published by the above named Nathan ROSS as and for his last will and testament in the presence of we who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto in presence of the said testator and of each other. Witnesses Nathan ROSS (seal) Andrew PITTMAN Hannah PITTMAN J.T. DONAHEY Happy to exchange information on this family

posted by Lu Makin-Byrd on Saturday, March 8, 1997

I own the Emporium on Somerset Pike in Conemaugh Township. The structure was built as a church for the Evangelical Association of North America in the late 1800's. It was later used as a Catholic church and then as the Conemaugh Twp. Grange Hall as of 1917. I am most interested in locating old pictures of the building. I would very much appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you!

CUSHWA, GUSHWAS, NETHEROW, NETHROW, PHILLIPPI posted by John Nethero on Saturday, March 8, 1997

Looking for information on the NETHROW, NETHEROW, PHILLIPPI, GUSHWAS and CUSHWA families in Somerset County. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BARKEY, BERKEY posted by Ralph E. Tewksbury on Saturday, March 8, 1997

BARKEY Trying to identify the parents of Peter BARKEY/BERKEY who was born 1822/23 In Somerset County. This Peter was NOT Capt. Peter Berkey born the same year. This Peter married Joanna Garver, of Ohio, in Elkhart Co. Indiana in 1844. Their first child was born in IN and the rest in Kent Co., Michigan. Peter may have been a Dunkard.

TEDROW posted by Michael L. Tedrow on Sunday, March 9, 1997

TEDROW, Michael <SR>, born abt 1739 in Teterow, Mechlenberg, Germany..came to America prior to 1753, married a Catherine ? in Glade, Somerset County, Pa. in 1753. Had sons named George, Michael, and John TEDROW. Any and all information appreciated. I am willing to share any information I have. Searching for any and all information pertaining to TEDROW'S

BRAUNER, LANCASTER, LYNN, WATSON posted by Thomas Lancaster on Sunday, March 9, 1997

Looking fro information on the WATSON. BRAUNER, LYNN families with tie to the LANCASTER family. Probably in the Confluence Pa. area, Henry Clay township. The Lancaster family was originally from Somerset co. Pa. Thanks

FOX posted by Bill Dudte on Thursday, March 13, 1997

I am seeking information on the FOX surname, especially Peter and Abraham. Believe they came from Adams/York County to Somerset County about 1800. Any help appreciated.

HAY, KECK, LEHMAN, MAST, PLANK, SWOVELAND, WEAVER posted by Mary L. Solomon on Thursday, March 13, 1997

Searching for the parents of Eve Ann HAY, born @1828, Ohio. Parents supposed to have been from Somerset County, Pa. Believe her mother's name was Barbara, maiden name unknown, father's name unknown. Also researching WEAVER, LEHMAN, PLANK, SWOVELAND, KECK and MAST, some of whom are possibly from the Somerset area.

FORNEY, MILLER, YODER posted by Kay Wilson on Saturday, March 15, 1997

FORNEY, Joseph (b: abt 1747 PA - d: 1802 Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co. PA): Seek info on Joseph Forney -- Who were his parents and siblings? Who was is first wife and mother of his children? Was his second wife Barbara (YODER) MILLER, widow of Isaac MILLER? Is this the same Joseph FORNEY as is listed in the 1790 Census in Bedford Co. PA (was Elk Lick in Bedford Co. in 1790, before Somerset Co. was formed in 1795?) I am descended from Joseph's son Christian FORNEY (b: 1790 in Elk Lick Twp., d: 1859 in Tuscarawus Co. OH.)

RITTER posted by Barbara Palser on Saturday, March 15, 1997

I'm looking for information and War of 1812 records for Abraham RITTER. Abraham lived in Somerset County, where he married Mary Ann Nicholas about 1802. He served in the war of 1812 as a captain, according to a published biographical sketch, and prior to departing to Ohio he served as Justice of the Peace for 8 years, either in Somerset County or in Westmoreland County.Their son, Arthur Carr Ritter, was born in Westmoreland County in 1810. It is also believed they had sons named Abraham and Hosea.

LUMAN, SHAW posted by Anna-Marie Dudte on Monday, March 17, 1997

Surnames: LUMAN (may also be found spelled Looman, Lewman, Leuman, Louman) and SHAW. Looking for any information on these two names in Bedford County, PA, surrounding counties, and nearby Maryland counties. Anna-Marie Dudte, 108 N. Washington, Knob Noster, MO 65336, 816/563-4143, amdudte@iland.net

GZYA, KREITZBURG, OFTEN posted by Charles OFTEN on Tuesday, March 18, 1997

Seek to correspond with other researchers of Somerset Co on the name of KREITZBURG or collect information from researchers of other names who have a KREITZBURG in their family. My grand-mother Annie C. KREITZBURG (28 Aug 1872-05 Jul 1926) married my grand-father Patrick OFTEN (17 Mar 1864-01 Aug 1916). E-mail address GZYA16A@prodigy.com.

TROUTMAN, WINTERS posted by Jack Frickey on Tuesday, March 18, 1997

Looking for information on Rachel WINTERS, d. April 24,1884 in Benedict, NE; married Michael TROUTMAN on March 31, 1846 in Cumberland Co, MD. Have information on the Troutman family (of Somerset Co. PA) but nothing on Rachel Winters.

JOHNSON, SHAW, WELLS posted by Dallas Johnson on Wednesday, March 19, 1997

Looking for the children of Joseph WELLS bn 1803 Fayette Co PA md 1824 Anna SHAW bn 1808 MD(Alleghany???) Debaroh WELLS bn 1826 PA md 1843 Monongalia VA\ William C.(S) JOHNSON bn 1822 PA Chilren; Waitman bn 1845 VA,Sarah C.bn 1846,M. Marcellus 6/12 OH. They are found in the 1850 census of Greenup Co KY. He is the brother of John T. JOHNSON bn 1825 PA, they both lived in Monongalia VA ca 1835/1846. I believe they were bn in Fayette Co PA. There GF was in the Revolutionary War. Joseph and Anna SHAW had 8 children, one died infant, 2 daughters- married dead by 1877, 4 dau md and living in Fayette Co PA >1877 1850 Census of Fayette PA Sarah 20, James 17, Maragaret 14, Louisa 10, Charlotte 8. I believe that Rebecca and Debaroh bn 1826 Fayette PA were dau of Joseph md in Monogalia Co VA 1843

GUNDY, SEERY, SIERER, VANGUNDY posted by Jerry Seery on Thursday, March 20, 1997

I am interested in any information on the GUNDY (VANGUNDY)and SIERER (SEERY) families from the late 1700's thru the early 1800's

HIXON, HIXSON, LYNCH, NICKLOW posted by Michele Q. Hayes on Friday, March 21, 1997

NICKLOW, QUINCY HIXON - b: Jan. 18, 1897, Westmoreland Co., PA; d: March 4, 1977. Parents were ELIJAH A. NICKLOW and BERTHA E. HIXSON. Married HAZEL MARY LYNCH. The NICKLOW family may have settled first in Somerset Co., PA. I would like any information on the NICKLOW of West. Co. and Somerset Co. THANK YOU.

STOKES, ULAM, ULIM posted by Gordon Madison on Friday, March 21, 1997

STOKES, ULAM, ULIM - Researching my family in Somerset County in late 1700's to early 1800's. Lemuel STOKES and his son Charles STOKES and their families lived here prior to moving to Stark Co., Ohio in early 1800's My GGGrandfather, Thomas J. Stokes was probably born here. I am having trouble making hard connections with Lemuel>Charles>Thomas. Can You Help?? I have a lot on Lemuel and earlier and Thomas and later which I will be most happy to share. Thanks so very much. Gordon Madison

BARNHOUSE posted by Karen Markowitz on Friday, March 21, 1997

SOMERSET COUNTY, PA 1800, Christian BARNHOUSE b.abt 1750; sons John & William; John BARNHOUSE went to Ohio by abt.1820 & died there 1829. Need proof Christian Barnhouse father of John Barnhouse; need wife of Christian Barnhouse and other vital info.

MCGUNIGALE, MCGUNIGLE posted by Donna McVicker on Friday, March 21, 1997

Looking for surname MCGUNIGALE or MCGUNIGLE from Ligioner. Grandfather was Henry, but that is all the information have. Thanks for anything you can give me.

CLEMONDS, HOOVER, HUBER, KERBACH, KERBAUGH, KERBOCH posted by Bill CARBAUGH on Saturday, March 22, 1997

KERBOCH/KERBAUGH/HUBER/HOOVER/CLEMONDS Looking for Martin KERBOCH/KERBAUGH and family in Donegal Twp. before 1810. His wife was Julianna HUBER/HOOVER daugther of George and Elizabeth HUBER/HOOVER. They had five children: George, Martin, Samuel, Mary and Elizabeth between 1798 and 1806. Mary and Elizabeth KERBACH maried CLEMONDS brothers from Washington Co.

CROCKER, MORCOM, SHULTZ posted by David Crocker on Sunday, March 23, 1997

March 23, 1997, Somerset Co., PA, David Crocker davec1@redrose.net Flora E. MORCOM, b. Jan 1884 in Cornwall, England, married Sept. 1901 in Cumberland,MD; listed residence as Keystone, PA. Husband Luther Allen SHULTZ, b. Feb 1877 listed residence as New Lexington, PA. They're listed in 1920 census living 124 North St., Meyersdale, Somerset Co, PA--no children. His father is Jeremiah Shultz of Middle Creek Twp; sublings are Mary, 1866; John, 1869; Stanley, 1874; Ada, 1879; Ira, 1882Martha, 1886. Seek info. on Flora MORCOM and her sister, Minnie MORCOM, b. Nov 1878, Cornwall, England. I posess the family Bible for CROCKER/MORCOM. John MORCOM their father died in 1887, their mother Mary MORCOM remarried John Henry CROCKER. The men were miners. Any help appreciated.

BENDER, YOUNG posted by Leon Blackburn on Monday, March 24, 1997

I am researching the Benjamin BENDER family living in Shade Twp. BENDER,BENEJAMIN Born appr. 1834 was married to a SARAH YOUNG.Thank You For any information. Brookhaven, PA 19015-2309 (610) 874-8206

AMBROSE, BITNER, COUNTRYMAN, MARKLEY, MATHEWS, MATHIAS, MATTHEWS, WELLER posted by David A Mathews on Monday, March 24, 1997

MATHEWS I am researching the MATHEWS / MATTHEWS / MATHIAS family who moved to Westmoreland Co about 1802 from Bedford (Somerset) Co Pa, originally from Frederick Co, Md. George MATHEWS (1737-1813) and Maria Barbara (AMBROSE) MATHEWS (1743-1833) lived in Fairfield Twp. Other family names are AMBROSE, COUNTRYMAN, WELLER and BITNER. MARKLEY family also close. My ancestor is Joseph MATHEWS, son of George, who moved to Hamilton Co, Ohio about 1812.

BENDER, YOUNG posted by Leon Blackburn on Monday, March 24, 1997

I am researching the Benjamin BENDER family living in Shade Twp. BENDER,BENEJAMIN Born appr. 1834 was married to a SARAH YOUNG.Thank You For any information. Brookhaven, PA 19015-2309 (610) 874-8206

LYON, LYONS, OHLER, OILER, OLER posted by Lorin Snyder on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

I would like to correspond with anyone researching the LYON/ LYONS and OHLER/OLER/OILER families of Somerset County. They were primarily situated in Milford, Middle Creek, and Turkeyfoot townsships. The projenitors of each family were Elijah LYONS and Andrew OHLER, respectively.

FISHER, KIMMEL, NUSS, SWOVELAND, TROYER, ZIMMERMAN posted by Paul & Dora Clary on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

We are researching a Jacob SWOVELAND b. ca 1809 Somerset Co., PA m. Susanna TROYER b. ca 1811. Their children were: Peter, Jacob, Michael and Margaret. Also Leonard John KIMMEL wife Ssanna ZIMMERMAN, son Adam KIMMEL. Also Samuel FISHER married Rhoda NUSS.

BENCIE, BENCZE, BENSI, BENSIE, DROZDIK, YAMBOR posted by Mary Raymond on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

YAMBOR/BENSIE-BENCIE-BENSI-BENCZE/DROZDIK from Hungary around 1900, Westmoreland County, Latrobe-Vandergrift, then moved to Cambria

BRAUNER, LANCASTER, LYNN, WATSON posted by Thomas Lancaster on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

Researching LANCASTER, WATSON, BRAUNER, LYNN surnames, Possibly in Henry Clay Township or Confluence Pa. area. Ties to Southampton Twsp, Somerset co. Pa.

BERKEY posted by Carolyn Gang on Wednesday, March 26, 1997

BERKEY, JOHN. Does anyone know where I could find out about Pennsylvanians who fought in the War of 1812? Trying to determine if JOHN BERKEY was in the war. He was born 1790 in Berks/Somerset Co, and married in 1810. He died in Johnstown, Cambria Co, PA on October 30, 1847. His wife Mary Berkebile predeceased him in 1829.

HAINES, HAINS, HOUSEMAN, KNABLE posted by Rick Simpson on Wednesday, March 26, 1997

Looking for information on the Haines/Hains family of Somerset County. John HAINES/HAINS married Elizabeth KNABLE. They had 10 children including: Jonas, John, Silas, Elizabeth, Lydia, Samuel, Jacob, and Henry. John's parents may have been Jacob Haines/Hains/Heigns and Elizabeth HOUSEMAN. Thanks.

CLARK, ENGLE posted by Emma Becraft on Friday, March 28, 1997

Any information on CLARK family, owned farm in Somerset Co/Greenville Twp/ late 1800s. My half-brother was Joseph Clark (mother Blanche Marie LaRue Clark Jenkins) and raised in Frostburg,MD. His father was Ed (Edmund?) Clark, raised by Eisners in Garrett Co, MD. Have no information on Ed's parents. John M. McKenzie's(1794/1863) 2nd wife BARBARA ENGLE 1818-1905 was buried at this farm.

VOUGHT posted by John Cameron on Monday, March 31, 1997

I'm searching for any information on my g.g. grandfather John S.VOUGHT. He supposedly was born in Lancaster,Somerset Co.,Pa. His wife's name was Rosanna, no last name in family records.They had 16 children that I have names for. They are HUGH L.,MARY,ROSANNA,JOHN WESLEY(my g.grandfather),JACOB,SHARAH,WILLIAM,IDA L.,ROSE M.,JULIA E.,MAGGIE D.,EMMA L.,MARIA M.,VIOLET,BARBARA E.and MICHAEL.Most of the children were probably born in either Ohio or Iowa. John S. VOUGHT was thought to have served in the Civil War from July 20,1861 to April 26,1865. .


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