Archived Queries for January 1998

MASER, WEIMER posted by Richard W. Crow, Sr. on Friday, January 2, 1998

Looking for the name of wife of Harry Allen Mas(z)er b. 7/6/1885, d. 1914, s . of John H. MASER and Mary A. WEIMER. Buried in Mt. Savage, MD Methodist Church Cemetery, no avaiable records, no record of marriage cert. in court house. Head stone says "Husband". Any assistance would be appreciated, wife may have been from Somerset Co. since Harry's parents moved from Somerset Co. to MD. .

BROWN, LANCASTER, MCKENZIE, TOMINSON posted by Thomas Lancaster on Friday, January 2, 1998

New e-mail address. Still researching MCKENZIE, TOMINSON LANCASTER, BROWN from Somerset co. .

ELRICK, FINK, WAUGAMAN posted by E. M. Nichols on Friday, January 2, 1998


LEIDIG, LIDICK, LYDICK posted by Cheryl Smith on Saturday, January 3, 1998

Searching for LYDICK, LEIDIG, LIDICK .

COMPTON, GLOTFELTY, SHULTZ posted by Barbara Kollhoff on Saturday, January 3, 1998

Looking for any data regarding the surnames COMPTON, GLOTFELTY and SHULTZ in Somerset Co., PA and also Garrett and Allegany Counties, MD. Will appreciate any help with these names. Barbara .


BETZ: Seeking exchange on family of Christian & Christiana BETZ, of Jenners twp., Somerset Co PA. Christian, b. ca 1780s - d. ca 1825 & Christianna b. 1779 - d. after Dec. 1856; their children: Susannah b. ca1796, m. Michael SIPE; Henry B. b. 1798 m. Eliz. BEAM; Anna Maria/Mary m. Frederick BIESECHER; Catherine; Christina m. Jacob GOHN/JOHN; Michael b. 1813 m. Sarah; Louisa m. Samuel LUTZ; and Moses b. ca1819 m. Anna PEACH. Questions: Who were Christian's parents? What was Christiana's maiden name? A Nicholas KIEFFER lists a dtr. Christina BETZ - is this Somerset Christian's wife? Who was the Christiana KIEFFER BETZ, wife of Christian BETZ, that moved to Columbiana/Mahonning County, Ohio? .

DEHAVEN, HARTMAN, SMOUSE posted by Donna Golsdstein on Saturday, January 3, 1998

DEHAVEN SMOUSE HARTMAN I am looking for the siblings and mother of my GGgrandmother Elizabeth DeHaven. Her father was Jacob DeHaven (born 1809), her mothers first name was Sarah. She was born 12/4/1839 in Somerset Co., Pa. She married Edward Smouse. Any info on the Smouse line would also be appreciated, though I'm not sure if they are from Somerset Co.. Jacob DeHaven is the som of Jacob Dehaven ( born 1780) and Catherine Hartman. I have no information on the Hartman(n) line. Any help on these three lines would be greatly appreciated. .

BARNHART, BERNHARDT, FRIEDLINE, MILLER posted by Chuck Barnhart on Saturday, January 3, 1998

I am looking for info on Jacob BARNHART, or BERNHARDT, who lived in Somerset county in 1786. Also have some info on the following: MILLER FRIEDLINE .

MAULTSBY posted by Adele on Saturday, January 3, 1998


BAKER posted by Edward E. Dunlevy on Sunday, January 4, 1998

BAKER's- Parents of William M. BAKER, who was married to Sarah ?, and moved to Fayette County, Redstone Township in mid- 1800's. Also seeking information on Otis and Blanche BAKER of Somerset, Pa. .

ANKENY, SEHLER, YOUNG posted by Ankeny Charles Wendell on Monday, January 5, 1998

Cyrus B ANKENY son of David and Charlotte YOUNG Ankeny b. September 18,1854, ,married Maggie Mae Tice b. May 18, 1860, in Somerset PA January 24 1878. At his death August 14, 1940, Cyrus ws survived by one brother Will Ankeny of Ligoner, PA and sister Mrs Anna SEHLER of Somerset, PA . They had 143 children and 38 grandchildren. .

PETTIT, WESTLAKE posted by Dwight Johnson on Tuesday, January 6, 1998

Looking for any info on WESTLAKE or PETTIT families. Have Jemima WESTLAKE b 24 Sep 1803 to Burris WESTLAKE and Jemima PETTIT in Worth, Somerset Cty. Appreciate any help! .

BRANT, BRICK posted by Sue Karalfa on Tuesday, January 6, 1998

Searching for information on Peter BRICK b. Prussia 1830 came to US 1851. Where in Prussia did he come from? What ship did he sail on and when. Married Mary BRANT 1855. Also informatiion on Mary Brant's father John Brant son of George.Willing to exchange information. .

CLINTOCK, ESTON, NICKLOW posted by Cheryl Bolton on Tuesday, January 6, 1998

I would like to register the following surnames: NICKLOW MC CLINTOCK ESTON .

REMSBERG posted by Cheryl Bolton on Tuesday, January 6, 1998

I would like to register the following surnames: REMSBERG .



FOX posted by Jay Fox on Wednesday, January 7, 1998

FOX I am looking for any information on the surname Fox. Especially Jacob Fox who had a son named Walter Fox and a grandson named Walter Fox. The grandson Walter Fox was born on Sept 15, 1919. The Son Walter Fox was married to Rachel Shaffer, birth date Aug 8, 1890. Any help or hints will be greatly appreciated. Thanks .

FAUST posted by Mary Hostetler Oakey on Wednesday, January 7, 1998

Information on the FAUST family of Somerset County -- from 1730 to 1800. Thank you! .

BERKEY, STRAPEL, STRAPPELO posted by Steve Cramner on Thursday, January 8, 1998

James STRAPEL/STRAPPELO b. 3 Jan 1914-d. 16 Jan 1994 Irene Thomas Irene BERKEY b. 22 Jan 1902 d. 15 Aug 1996 Need obits or any other information. .

HUDSON, SHOEMAKER posted by Peggy Ross on Thursday, January 8, 1998

researching HUDSON and SHOEMAKER. Jacob HUDSON married Mary Ellen SHOEMAKER Jan.27,1881 in Meyersdale,Somerset County PA. They are my Greatgrandparents. Jacob's father was Elijah HUDSON and Ann no last name known. MaryEllen's parents Peter and Catherine SHOEMAKER, a farmer in Larimer Township. Peter's parents George and Mary SHOEMAKER,a farmer in Southampton Pa. .

HARVEY, MCGEE posted by J. Kelsey Jones on Thursday, January 8, 1998

HARVEY/MCGEE. Need ancestry and descendants of Roger Harvey b. May 1845 Ireland and Mary McGee b. Sept 1847 Morpeth, England dau of Bartholomew and Alice McGee who are buried at Barclay, Bradford County, PA. Mary had half sister Catherine Clark b. Jan 1838 Ireland dau of Alice and 1st husband and she m. William Pearson and resided Fallbrook and Indiana PA. Roger and Mary enumerated 1870 and 1880 census of Barclay, Bradford County, PA, coalminer. Enumerated in 1900 in Paint, Somerset County, Mary mother of 13 children: John J. b. c. 1866 England res Salt Lake City, Bartholomew b. c. 1868 England, Roger F. b. Oct 1872 Barclay, Charles b. c. 1873, Mary A. b. c. 1875, Catherine b. 1876 d. 10 Apr 1880 3y 7m, James S. b. Jan 1879, Patrick G. b. May 1881, Annie M. b. June 1882, Ellen b. 1884 d. 18 Dec 1884 2m, Thomas b. Nov 1887, Veronica b. Nov 1890. Need dates and place of death of Roger and Mary and further information on children. J. Kelsey Jones, 943 Montrose Turnpike, Owego NY 13827 kjones@spectra.net .

HARTIG posted by Karl Warner Hartig Sr. on Thursday, January 8, 1998


SHILLINGBURG posted by Patricia Shillingburg on Thursday, January 8, 1998


ARNSPIGER, ERNSTBERGER, ROSCAMP, WALCHER, WALKER posted by Carrie Taylor on Friday, January 9, 1998

I am looking for info on the following surname: ARNSPIGER, ERNSTBERGER, ROSCAMP, WALKER(from Hutchinson Co. South Dakota , Monona Co. Iowa, Montalvo, Ventura Co, California), WALCHER. E-mail me at Carrot@penn.com .

LORADITCH, WEIBLE posted by Lester Loraditch on Friday, January 9, 1998

Looking for descendents of Stephen LORADITCH, born in Austria/Hungary about 1842. Name possibly changed from Loretic. His wife was Catherine Ann WEIBLE born 10 May 1845 Carrolltown, Cambria, Pa. She died 23 Oct 1938. They married 29 Nov 1865 .

BARRON, BARRONE, PENROD posted by Bill Mason on Friday, January 9, 1998

Looking for information on Catherine BARRON/BARRONE b.1730 married John PENROD b. 1725 in Frederick County, MD. .

CLOSE, STURTS posted by Bea McDonald on Sunday, January 11, 1998

Need death date and place for David CLOSE, son of Henry Close of Somerset Co. PA. David last in 1850 in Bedford Co. with John and Lydia STURTS. Was Lydia his daughter? Were Levi and James Close of Somerset Co. his sons? Other children? Wife? .

SHUMAKER posted by Glenda Tressler Smith on Sunday, January 11, 1998

SHUMAKER: Looking for info on Abraham SHUMAKER. Abraham was married twice. He and his first wife had sons, Russell and Milton. First first wife is supposively buried in Black Twp. He and his second wife had a daughter, Martha. Abraham and his wife later moved to Sebetha, Kansas. Any info would be greatly appreciated. .

LITTLE, PEARSON posted by Cornelia Warner on Sunday, January 11, 1998

PEARSON, LITTLE looking for information on Samuel Walker PEARSON b. 25 Aug 1806, PA, m. 29 July 1832 PA to Elisabeth LITTLE b. 2 Dec 1812. Their children- Eliza Finch, Edwin Henry, Mary Catherine, Quincy Adams, Samuel Plummer, Jessie Mehitable, Henry Clay, Elisabeth Mary and George Little. .

BARNETT, MITCHELL posted by Loretta Palmer on Sunday, January 11, 1998

William BARNETT B. 17 Apr 1800 in Ireland. Became a naturalized citizen in Somerset County Pennsylvania. Married Matilda MITCHELL (b. June 1816). Matilda is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville, PA. Children: John Sim (b. 12 Nov 1834-Ohio); William (b. 11 Jan 1837, PA); Sarah (b. 27 Jan 1841); Nancy G. (b. abt 1842, Ohio); Mary Jan (b. 10 Jul 1844-d. before 1850); Mary Ely (b. 7 Apr 1845, Ohio); Margaret S. (b. 20 Jun 1847-PA); James (b. 20 Aug 1849-PA); Hamilton K. (B. 17 Aug 1851 d. 2 Nov 1934); Catherine (b. Aug 1853-PA); Martha Helen (b. 24 Jun 1855); Godfrey (b. 10 Apr 1861). Hamilton K Barnett was my grandfather. Any information on decendents or ancestors would be appreciated. .

BARNETT, MITCHELL posted by Loretta Palmer on Sunday, January 11, 1998

MITCHELL, Matilda md. William Barnett abt. 1832. See William BARNETT .

FAILINGER, FOEHLINGER, NEUKEM, NEUKUM, NUKEM posted by Shirley Minshull on Monday, January 12, 1998

NUKEM NEUKUM NEUKEM FAILINGER FOEHLINGER Any information on: John NUKEM b Sept 1843 Germany .

GERHARDT, HENTZ posted by Glenda Tressler Smith on Saturday, January 17, 1998

GERHAR(D)T, HENTZ: Would like to correspond with descendents of Balthazer GERHARDT and his wife, Anna Maria HENTZ. Anna Maria was born in Beuren, Germany in 1777. They had children: William, John, Leonard, Casper and Jacob. They came to America in 1819. The family lived in the Turkeyfoot area. .

HARTZELL posted by Glenda Tressler Smith on Saturday, January 17, 1998

HARTZELL: Looking for information on Melchi HARTZELL (1 Sep 1821 - 14 May 1895). His wife was Anne Johnston (14 Jul 1826 - 8 Oct 1924). They had fifteen children: Dorthea, George (died in Civil War), Mary, Rebecca, Elizabeth 'Liz', Barbara, Henry, Levi, Sarah, Norman, Jane, Emma, Susanna, Thomas & Arminda. Who were his parents and/or grandparents? Where was he born? He is buried in the Skulton Cemetary, Somerset Co.

SAVAGE, SEMBOWER posted by Susan Dickson on Saturday, January 17, 1998

SAVAGE, SEMBOWER I am researching ancestors to Rachel Anne Sembower 1842-1920 born in Addison,PA (Somerset Co?) who was married to John Henry Savage 1850-1913. .

SAVAGE, SEMBOWER posted by Susan Dickson on Saturday, January 17, 1998

I am searching for information on a Rachel Anne SEMBOWER, 1842-1920 born in Addison,PA (Somerset Co?). Also John Henry SAVAGE (Rachel's husband) 1850- 1913 and his ancestors (father named Amos).

ROSS, SCHNEIDER posted by Jan Robertson on Saturday, January 17, 1998

Would like to know the history of Mark ROSS who married Hester SCHNEIDER, the daughter ofJacob Schneider .

KNEE posted by Matthew Knee on Saturday, January 17, 1998

Looking for any info on the KNEE surname.

PENROD, STORTS, STURTS posted by Jackie Penrod Thomas on Saturday, January 17, 1998

Wanting any information on PENROD and STORTS/STURTS families from the Somerset Co. area.

KELLY posted by Rita Kelly Cook on Saturday, January 17, 1998

Searching for a woman born in Sand Patch, PA (Somerset County) in 1850. Her father was an Irish immigrant that worked as a black powder blaster on the Pennsylvania RR and built the Gallitzin tunnel. The family left Sand Patch and moved to Kansas. She returned to Pittsburgh a widow with a child named Sadie and married my g-grandfather John KELLY.

STUFFT posted by Shirley Fazekas on Saturday, January 17, 1998

STUFFT - Lloyd STUFFT, f. Jacob Stufft m. Rose Gf - Jacob Gm-Rose ggf - Edward ggm - Lillian Lived in Jennerstown Area, Boswell and Jenners Crossroads. Owned a 120 acre farm. Any information about this line would be appreciated. .

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