Armstrong County, PA
Posted Queries for April 1997


HRIBIK, PETROVSKY, PRAZENICA posted by John Prazenica on Wednesday, April 2, 1997

Searching for information on the PRAZENICA, HRIBIK and PETROVSKY families from Ford City, PA. While I have basic information on families living in Pennsylvania since the 1920's, I would apprciate information related to roots in Slovakia. Or, information on how to access records from Slovakia. I am relatively new to the geneological process. Thanks!


MOREHEAD posted by Marge Fernandez on Thursday, April 3, 1997

We have a copy of John MOREHEAD's will, so we know he died at Redbank Twsp., Armstrong Co., PA., the will is dated 6 June 1834. Rachel was his wife. They had the following children: Joseph born 22 Feb 1809; John; Ann; Lydia; Honey; Rebecka. We need more information on this line. All help will be greatly appreciated.


ADAMS, CALPASS posted by Linda Walnut on Thursday, April 3, 1997

I'm trying to find more information on John Blair ADAMS Parents, Grandparents and his siblings. John Blair Adams b: Aug (12?), 1836 Armstrong County, PA m: Dec 11, 1859 Tarentum, PA to Helen Marr CALPASS d: Dec 21, 1912 Tarentum, PA John's Parents: John Adams b:PA Sarah Adams b:MD Sarah's father was a convenator(minister) John's sibling: Alexander Adams Civil War: Aug 1, 1862 to Dec 13, 1863 PA Vol. Company F 123rd Regiment d: Battle of Fredericksburg son: Charles Adams - Vice President of Postal Telegraph in 1918 under Clarence MacKay. Thanks Linda


SELL posted by Fred Brient on Sunday, April 6, 1997

Would the person who recently placed a marker in the old section of the Apollo Cemetery for John A. SELL, 63rd. Pennsylvania Inf. Co. G please contact me. I am gggrandson of John Sell and undoubtedly your relative as well. I have a picture of Private John Sell in uniform. Anyone knowing anything about the placement of this marker or my Sell relatives please advise.


BAILEY, HARPER, WALKER, WILLIAMS posted by Dennis Busic on Saturday, April 12, 1997

Joshua C. BAILEY married Catherine WILLIAMS 5/31/1870 in Putneyville, Armstrong Co., PA. They lived for some time in New Bethlehem, PA and also Maysville, PA. Ida Catherine Bailey was born in Maysville 12/10/1875. She married William Leroy Cubbison. Other children of Johsua and Catherine include: Minnie (Sarah A.), Mary E., Laura N., Jane (Letica G.), Alice, m:Unk WALKER, Frank Harrison, Liley May, Jennie N., m:Unk HARPER.


ANTHONY, BELLAS, CUNNINGHAM posted by Bob Alcock on Sunday, April 13, 1997

I'm searching for the names of the father and mother of my g-g-g- grandfather, James L. CUNNINGHAM. He was born in 1816 somewhere in Pa. He was married about 1841 to Elizabeth BELLAS. They had the following children: 1. John Bellas CUNNINGHAM b. 6 Feb 1842 in Spaces Corners, Armstrong Co., Pa. d. 16 Apr 1916 in Kittanning, Pa. m. Angeline B. Skinner on 9 Nov 1866 Armstrong Co., Pa. Had 8 Children 2. Susan E. CUNNINGHAM b. 2 Sep 1845, Spaces Corners, Armstrong Co., Pa. d. 29 Apr 1930, Kittanning, Pa. Was single 3.Akens B. CUNNINGHAM b. Jun 1850, Spaces Corners, Pa. d. 11 Jul 1878, Spaces Corners, Pa. Was single 4. Mary Jane CUNNINGHAM b. Dec 1855, Spaces Corners, Pa. d. 23 Jun 1906 Kittanning, Pa. m. Simon M. ANTHONY about 1881, Armstrong Co, Pa. Had 4 children. If anyone has any info on the parents fo James L. CUNNINGHAM or Elizabeth BELLAS, please contact me at Thank You!!


MCINTIRE posted by Jane Nelson on Sunday, April 13, 1997

John MCINTIRE and wife Mary lived in Kittanning, Pa.. The 1850 census records of Wayne Twp., Armstrong Co. lists them; John McIntire 52 a farmer born in Pennsylvania Mary McIntire 55 born in Pennsylvania Catherine McIntire 17 born in Pennsylvania John McIntire 21 born in Pennsylvania Alexander McIntire 26 born in Pennsylvania Mary McIntire 26 born in Pennsylvania (Alexander's wife Mary Saxman) Henry McIntire 1 born in Pennsylvania Daniel McIntire 29 born in Pennsylvania Mary A. McIntire 23 born in Pennsylvania Aultman McIntire 19 born in Pennsylvania The 1860 Census Record Wayne Township Armstrong County Pennsylvania has them listed; John McIntire 62 a farmer born in Pennsylvania; Mary McIntire 65 born in Pennsylvania; Catherine McIntire 18 houseworker born in Pennsylvania


BELTCHER, BILCHER, LONG, MCINTIRE, POUND posted by Jane Nelson on Sunday, April 13, 1997

John MCINTIRE b1795 was first found in Westmoreland County where son Daniel was born in 1821. I am looking for his family and information that proves him the son of James. An article in the Westmoreland County History states that John MCINTIRE is the son of Solomon McIntire. The article states that James MCINTIRE of Scotland settled in Cumberland County Pennsylvania, and that the children of James MCINTIRE were: Solomon, Thomas, John, Alexander and Mary. In the Orphan's Court Records of Westmoreland County Pa. for the May Term 1843, the estate of Alexander MCINTIRE is probated with John LONG and James POUND. They state that he dies without leaving a wife, children, mother or father, but leaving brothers and sisters. Thomas McIntire residing in Armstrong County, John McIntire residing in Armstrong County, Solomon McIntire (to whom his land was sold) living in Derry Township and Mary McIntire married to Henry BILCHER (BELTCHER).


HANEAN, HANNEGAN, HENEGAN posted by Linda Roges on Sunday, April 13, 1997

I am seeking info.on anyone who knows the family of George HANEAN born Oct. 1884 ,(HANNEGAN, HENEGAN, ) and the town of Oil Creek Penn. where he was born. and tell me a little bit about the counties of Clarion Co. Armstrong, Co. . I have a lot of relatives that lived there in the 1800's. He died in 1927, Kay Co. Okla. any help would be appreciated.


ANTHONY, FRICK posted by Ann Monrad on Monday, April 14, 1997

George FRICK b 1821 d. Dec 1911 married Isabella (?) Children, Stophel b 1839, John b 1835, Joseph b 1847, Caroline b 1848, Mary E. b 1850, possibly Francis b 1858 and possibly Clare b 1858. The childrens names come from census records and the last two are not clear They lived in Plumcreek and Kiski Twps. Isabella died between the 1880 and 1900 census. George remarried Margaret ANTHONY. (Maiden Name) George wa a member of St Jacobs Church and his obit says the minister conducted the funeral services so I assume he is buried there. I believe George was Isabella's second husband and am looking for her maiden name, there is a possibility it was Rearick, and the name of her first husband. Any info on this family is appreciated.


ESSENWEIN, HIMES posted by Nancy Hidinger on Wednesday, April 16, 1997

Seeking information on the family of Frederick ESSENWEIN, b. 1828 and his wife Rachel HIMES b. March 6, 1829 who lived in Armstrong County. Frederick was a shoemaker. I have not been able to find the date of death for Frederick or where the family is buried. Their children were Frederick, Kathryn, Samuel, Sophia, Augustus John, Christopher, John, Rachel Sara, Louisa Jane, Louis and one unknown. I would like to correspond with anyone researching this family.


FELMLEY, GUTHRIE, MILLER posted by Dale Kennerdell on Thursday, April 17, 1997

My gr. grandfather was George W. FELMLEY, born abt. 1880. He married Sadie MILLER and lived in New Kensington, having three children Wesley Clark, b. 1904, Roxie, b.1902 and Charles Howard, b. 1911. George W. worked as a school custodian in Elderton. He spent his last years with his daughter Roxie, who was married to William "Mack" GUTHRIE of Apollo. Guthrie owned a Chevrolet dealership in Apollo and was a state Senator for a number of years. George W. died abt. late 1940's. I would like to trace the ancestors of George W. and Sadie FELMLEY.


GODDARD, GRINDER, SCHRECKENGOST posted by John Richardson on Thursday, April 17, 1997

Researching the following families from Armstrong Co., Pa. GRINDER from Putneyville, Grant and Emma GODDARD from Vandergrif, Levi and Hattie SCHRECKENGOST of Kittanning.


BAUM, BECK, CUNNINGHAM, KING, SOXMAN posted by Bob Alcock on Sunday, April 20, 1997

I' searching for the death date for my g-g grandmother, Hannah Elizabeth BECK. She was b. 3 Apr 1855 in Pine Twp. Armstrong Co., Pa. Her parents were Rubin BAUM and Fannie L. KING. She was married about 1873 in Armstrong Co., Pa. to Peter Soxman BECK, s/o Jacob Peter BECK and Sophia SOXMAN. All that I know is that she died in Kittanning, Pa. in 1931. They had 3 children: 1. Jacob Rubin BECK b. Mar 1874, Boggs Twp. Armstrong Co., Pa. 2. Homer Milton BECK b. Aug 1876 Boggs Twp. Armstrong Co., Pa. 3. Cora Mae BECK b.7 Mar 1878 DesMoins, Iowa, m. James Lytle CUNNINGHAM on 24 Aug 1899, Kittanning, Armstrong Co., Pa. had 5 children. 1. Arthur Rubin CUNNINGHAM b. 7 Mar 1900, Wickboro, Pa. 2. Jennie Marie CUNNINGHAM b. 2 Oct 1902, Wickboro, Pa. d. 27 May 1903, Kittanning, Pa. 3. James Vern CUNNINGHAM b. 8 Dec 1906, Kittanning, Pa. 4. Norman Ralph CUNNINGHAM b. 11 Jul 1916, Kittanning, Pa. 5. Mildred Margaret CUNNINGHAM b. 8 Jan 1919, Kittanning, Pa. If anyone has info about here death and burial place, please contact me at RJAPOE@


LASH, SHEA posted by Patty LaBarge on Sunday, April 20, 1997

I am looking for info regarding my great-grandparents , SHEA, Harry and LASH, Margaret. They had three daughters, Lillian, Madge, and Laura, and sons Clarence , Earl, Earnest, and Herbert. There may have been other children that I have forgotten. They lived in the Kittaning area . Any information would be appreciated.


BOWSER, JONES posted by Ted Jones on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

Looking for information on William D. JONES (b. 1845) and Margaret Jane BOWSER (b. 1846). William was born in Meigs County, OH.. He died in 1877 in Oakland (now Distant), Armstrong County, PA.. I would also like to know some information on the churces in the Distant area. Perhaps one of them have records on William D. JONES. Thanks in advance.


BOWE posted by Dale Patterson on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

I am looking for information concerning David E BOWE and Priscilla BOWE who at the time of the 1850 Census, were living with William Patterson and his family in Armstrong Co., Allegheny Twp. At the time, David was 30 yrs old, and Priscilla 26 yrs. Any information would be appreciated.


BUZZARD, DOBSON, DODSON, DOTSON posted by Alice Kells on Wednesday, April 23, 1997

Searching for information on Michael BUZZARD (1760's?-1846), on tax list of Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., PA in 1793. Married Hannah DOTSON (DOBSON, DODSON?) circa 1794-97. Also on tax lists of New Britain Twp., Bucks Co. until 1800. Purchased land in Lower Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA in 1809. Moved to Redbank Twp., Armstrong Co., PA in 1818. Michael and Hannah BUZZARD had five children: Elizabeth, Samuel, Abigail, Thomas and Nancy.


DOUGHERTY, JONES, MCDOWELL, MILEY, SLAUGHTERBACK, SPANGLER posted by Rosemary Braun on Thursday, April 24, 1997

Jacob J. SLAUGHTERBACK b:1785 Armstrong Co., PA. married Hannah MILEY. They lived Allegheny City. Ch: Rachel m:Ephraim DOUGHERTY, Elizabeth m:John S. MCDOWELL, Jacob J. m:Agnes________, George m:Harriet _______, Michael m:Eliza JONES, Louisiana 'Lucy A.' m:George SPANGLER. Need burial record and date of death for Jacob and Hannah.


CROOKS posted by James Dunning on Friday, April 25, 1997

Looking for descendents of James CROOKS b 1744 in Cookstown IRE. James,his wife Jane b 1754,d Mary b 1784, d margaret b 1786, s Samuel b 1787, s John b 1788,d Sarah b1790,s James b1791, s Benjamin b1793 ,nephew James b 1798. Family came over on ship "Live Oak" in 1804 ,landing in NY. James probably settled in Armstrong Co. PA. Son Samuel settled in Butler Co,PA. Others lived around Allegheny Co. and other locations in Western PA.Wish to share info with anyone.Interested in why and how the CROOKS family made their way from Ireland to West PA.


COLEMAN, FISHER, KLINE, SEGAR, SHERRY posted by Charlotte Stricker on Sunday, April 27, 1997

I'm researching these family names from Wayne Twp., Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong County COLEMAN\KLINE\SEGAR\SHERRY\FISHER. Would like to exchange information.


ANDERSON, GRAHAM posted by Sandra Gardner on Monday, April 28, 1997

Hugh GRAHAM lived near Ft. Hand, Pine Creek, Washington township in Westmoreland county. He was born in 1785, served in the War of 1812, and married Sarah Ann ANDERSON, also from Westmoreland county. When Hugh was discharged from service he was given land in Butler county, where he lived with his children in 1850. Hugh and Sarah GRAHAM were Scots-Irish and Presbyterian , both are buried in Westmoreland county. Would like to know more about either family and have information of the GRAHAM children. In later years some of the family lived near Freeport, Armstrong county,PA.


VILLINGER posted by Roger Villinger on Monday, April 28, 1997

I am seeking information on the VILLINGER surname. Charles VILLINGER in particular. I have a copy of what I believe is an Armstrong County census report from approx. 1879 which lists Charles's occupation as (repairs clocks). He married Rosanna Seybert in 1853 in Brady's Bend PA. He was born in Baden-Baden in 1823, but I have no record of his immigration. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


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