Armstrong County, PA
Posted Queries for August 1999


HIMES, KOCHER posted by Kathy Himes on Sunday, August 1, 1999

Does anyone know anything about Jacob Kocher who married Rebecca Himes and John Kocher who married Elizabeth Himes? All lived in New Salem. Elizabeth born @1843 & Rebecca born @1845. Thanks!.


HOWELL, RUSSELL, WILLIAMS posted by J. Russell on Sunday, August 1, 1999

Looking for any information on the family members mentioned above. Martha Howell Russell, wife of Edward Russell. Children of Martha and Edward were John and David T. Russell. My Grandfather, was John Russell and he was married to Elizabeth Williams. The family came from Wales and lived in Appollo at least until 1905. I have no idea when they came to the United States. They had 3 sons, Edward, John Alfred, and David Russell. Those 3 sons were born in Appollo Penna. They moved to Pittsburgh from Appollo. Any information would be helpful..


COCHRAN, COLLIER, YOCKEY posted by Karen Zeigler on Sunday, August 1, 1999

I am looking for any information on the following Cochrans (sometimes spelled Cochrane) of Armstrong Co., PA. James Henry Cochran March 3, 1880 - 1958. Married to:Bertha Yockey,they are my Great Grandparents. John Wilson Cochran 1855 - 1935, Married to Elizabeth ( Lizzie ) Collier 1853-1917, Known parents of James Henry and a daughter (Julia?) James S. Cochran 1829-1904, Possible wife: Hannah J. 1833-1900, possible parents of John Wilson (above) buried beside John in Cochran plot in Worthington, Armstrong Co., PA. I would appreciate any help on these Cochrans.


GEORGE, WOODWARD posted by Earl Clark on Monday, August 2, 1999

I am still seeking info on Absalom Woodward. b. 1826 in Plumcreek Twp. Armstrong Co., marr. Sarah Ann George the daughter of Peter George. Reason for this posting is my new E-Mail address..


EARLY, HOPPER posted by Bruce Koons on Monday, August 2, 1999

Thomas and Rebecca HOPPER were living in Armstrong Co., PA during the mid 1800's. Their daughter Mary married John EARLY of Madison Twp., Armstrong Co. Does anyone have information on this HOPPER family?.


MCCAFFERTY, MCDONALD posted by Flo Bickel on Tuesday, August 3, 1999

I am looking for information on William McDonald (16 Oct,1827-7 Aug, 1898. He supposedly was born in Cumberland Co.,Pa ( not verified) . his father died before he was born and he was raised by maternal Grandfather. Then lived in Madison twp.,Armstrong Co. 1850 census lists him as William McDonnell. He had a brother John. Married Mary "Polly" Wolfe (17 Dec. 1827- 4 Dec. 1895). Need help. Also, I can find nothing on the McCafferty line. James McCafferty married Mary McDonald. They had a daughter Verdie. Mary died when Verdie was very young. She was then raised by the McDonald's, a family named Bish, and finally lived with her Uncle Tom McDonald until she married Mead Willison. I can find nothing on the McCafferty line. Any help would be appreciated..


JONES, MATTHEWS posted by Denice Klaiber on Tuesday, August 3, 1999

I am looking for info on Susie Matthews, born in Armstrong County on 2-21-1857 and died in Kane, McKean Co., PA on 3-29-1923. She married Charles Jones on 10-18-1937. Charles was born 3-21-1852 in Mahoning, PA and died on 10-18-1937 in Kane, McKean Co., PA. Any info on either person would be greatly appreciated. Thank You..


CARNEY, EISENHART, MONTGOMERY posted by Joseph Montgomery on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Looking for Henry Montgomery of Westmoreland County, Pa, d1848 aged 42 in Mobile Al. Have found a Henry and Fleming who served in Mexican War and d1/20/1847 & d10/11 1847 respectively, Henry killed by persons unknown, Fleming at US Hosp, Publeo. Also looking for Robert S Montgomery d1891, wife Sarah Eisenhart. George Henry Montgomery 1863-12/24/1924, wife Clara Nancy Carney 3/12/1868-2/5/1941. West Lebanon or Indiana, Pa..


STEVENS posted by Kay Suckow on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Looking for parents of JOHN L. STEVENS, bn July 4,1818 Armstrong Co,PA. Married (1)ELIZABETH FOUNTAIN, (2)ELIZABETH HENNEGAN. Left Armstrong Co abt 1858. Died in Reno Co,KS. Thank You,Kay .


DEVORE posted by Sally Reed on Thursday, August 5, 1999

Am looking for descendants of Robert Devore and Mary "Polly" Logue Devore. Mary was born in 1805. They lived in what was then Armstrong County, is now Perry Township, Clarion County. Want to add their descendants to a Logue history. .


GEORGE, GRUBER, HILLIARD posted by Marsha Allen on Saturday, August 7, 1999

Carrie GRUBER (1871-149) dau of Johannes Franklin GRUBER and Sarah Jane HILLIARD of Redbank Twp, Clarion Co., married Joseph GEORGE (estimated birth 1872) of Plumcreek Twp, Armstrong Co., PA. Are those their complete names? Does anyone know of their complete birthdates and birth places? Does anyone know of their children? I would like to correspond with them! Children born 1890's or 1900's: Would like complete info.
1) Blaine GEORGE - born ? still alive in 1977
2) Ethel GEORGE - born? school teacher for many years
3) Bert GEORGE - born ? deceased before 1977
4) Eugene GEORGE - born? deceased before 1977
THANKS for any help from anyone!


DANIEL, EVE, HUMMEL, LAUGHNER, LOUGHNER posted by Rich Laughner on Saturday, August 7, 1999

I am looking for any info on Daniel Laughner/Loughner. He was married to Eve Hummel. Supposely he died at the mouth of Tiscaminitas. This river might also be the Kiskiminitas. He was from Westmoreland County and to move to Armstong County..


BOOZER, DINGER, HOLBEN, MILLER, REICHARD, WISE posted by Fran MacEwen on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Hi Everyone! I am interested in finding info on my GGG grandfather, John Henry Boozer. He was married to a Lydia Ferringer. I had found the family living in Armstrong county in the 1850 census. I know he was born 1/14/1819, and died 5/15/1889. Any help anyone could give me would be greatly appeciated.


GILLESPIE, SLAGLE, SPENCER posted by Sandy Purcell on Sunday, August 8, 1999

I am looking for information on my ggrandparents Oscar Spencer and Ora Slagle married Aug 6, 1924. They had 4 children Daniel B March 16,1920, Stanley B April 7,1930, John B June 4,1934, and my maternal grandmother Mary Bell B June 3, 1925 who married Thomas Gillespie B June 25,1912. They lived in Kitanning, Pa (Armstrong CO) Any information on this family would be helpful as I just started tracing this family tree..


LONG, ROSBOROUGH posted by Rodney Rosborough on Monday, August 9, 1999

Looking for information on Nancy J. Long who married John P. Rosborough. She was born 02/03/1858 and died 02/12/1903. She is buried in Elderton Cemetery. Looking for information on her side of the family..


DUEBEL posted by Robyn Wheeler on Friday, August 13, 1999

Has anyone heard of John or George Duebel born in Armstrong Co. Pa in 1864 and 1870? Their name was Dibel before they changed it to Duebel by 1892.(father was Henry) We need their mother Josephine's maiden name...she was born in PA. about 1847. THANK YOU for ANY info or suggestions!


BURNS posted by Dick Wertz on Saturday, August 14, 1999

My gggrandfather, William Burns, was born in Armstrong County around 1823. He moved to Athens County, Ohio where he married in 1842. Looking for information about his family origins in Armstrong County..


DIERDORFF, FISHER, RUHL, RULE, SCOTT, TRIMMER, WALTERS posted by Sherry Combs on Sunday, August 15, 1999

Looking for parents of Sarah Walters born 12 Apr 1835 in Pennsylvania, possibly Armstrong County, PA but not sure of County. She died 17 Feb 1881 at Lizton, in Hendricks County, Indiana and married Reuben Scott there in 1854. I have searched the census in 1850 but do not find her listed here with any family. Since I don't know what county for sure I can't very well check the census for PA in 1850 as I would have to order each one separately to have them send it here. If anyone would be so kind as to check for me I would appreciate it.


KIELKOPF, REES, TOMB, WATT posted by Tracy LeSage on Wednesday, August 18, 1999

On 24 Sep 1890, in Philadelphia, PA, George Godfrey KIELKOPF (the son of John William KIELKOPF and Cornelia WATT) married Blanche REESE (the daughter of Hulbert REES and Margaret TOMB). George was b. 21 Mar 1868. George and Blanche had three daughters: Helen Haworth � b. 15 Jan 1894 Cornelia Margaret I am looking for information on any of these people. Thank you..


DUNCAN, HOUSIE, KNOX, MCCULLOUGH, MOTT, SMITH, WOLFE posted by Bruce Koons on Thursday, August 19, 1999

I would be happy to exchange information with the following surnames in Armstrong Co., PA. Andrew and Mary EARLY had the following children: Elizabeth m. Matthias WOLFE; William m. Phoebe MCCULLOUGH; Sina m. Chris HOUSIE; Jennie m. KNOX; Mary m. MOTT; Nannie m. William SMITH; and Sally m. Andrew DUNCAN. These children of Andrew and Mary EARLY were born between 1816 and 1840..


BRYSON, HETRICK posted by Dawn Matthews on Friday, August 20, 1999

I am looking for any information on Mabel Irene BRYSON. She married Ray HETRICK. I think they lived in Armstrong Co. I am not sure where she is from originally or who her parents are. Any info. would be greatly appreciated..



I am seeking information about Rudolph Buzzard who came to this country from Alsace-Lorraine, France and any of his descendants . He married there, came to the U.S. His wife died and was buried at sea. He apparently lived in Fosters Mills in1862 and1870. Before that time he may have lived in Indiana, PA, Allegheny Co. Rudolph re-married Margaret Acre. (After Rudolph died, his widow married a Staley.) Rudolph and Margaret had 2 children: *Sally Buzzard, who married a Nevergold, then a Miller. She had a daughter who married Peter Tesch and owned Herr's Island in Pittsburgh. *John Edgar Buzzard, Sr. was born 6/27/1825 in Dorseyville He married Catherine Anastasia Stewart on 7/11/1846 in Bakerstown, Allegheny County, PA. He died 6/6/1910 and was buried in Oakmont Cemetery. John E. Buzzard, Sr. and Catherine had 11 children: Annie (m. Collins), Emma (m. Whren, then Adams), Mary L., Marian A., Ida (d. At birth), Ida (m. McKee), Carrie (m. Templeton), Katherine (m. Berry), Bertha (m. Pyle), John E., Jr. (m. Dora Burford), and Harry E. (my grandfather) (m. Margaret Belle Smith). The only male children of JEB, Sr. were John E. Jr. and my grandfather, Harry E. Buzzard. John E. Buzzard, Jr. had a son Charles and a daughter, Claire (m. Taylor). I do not know if Charles was married or if he had children. John Edgar Buzzard, Jr. died 11/1/39 and was buried at Worthington Lutheran Cemetery in Armstrong County. Thank you, Lois Buzzard Stillman.


CHAMBERS, HULL posted by Marilynn Wienke on Friday, August 20, 1999

So far all I have is Sarah Ann Hull b Westmoreland Co d 1879 Iowa, m Benjamin Chambers b 1830 son of Benjamin Chambers and Mary Ralston. Benjamin and Mary Chambers lived near Kiskiminetas Twp., Armstrong Co., and later moved to Westmoreland Co. Sarah was the daughter of John S Hull and Susan Byerly..


EARLY, FLICK, HOUSIE, MCCULLOUGH, MOTT, RIEGEL, RIMER, SMITH, VENSEL, WOLFE posted by Bruce Koons on Saturday, August 21, 1999

My g gf John EARLY had two sisters who married WOLFEs in Armstrong Co., PA. Margaret EARLY, b. 1819, d. 20 Oct 1899, married Michael WOLFE, b. 12 Dec 1813, d. 20 Jun 1893. Elizabeth EARLY, b. 1816, married Mathias WOLFE, b. 21 Sep 1815, d. 22 May 1865. Michael and Mathias were brothers, sons of John WOLFE, b. 27 Jan 1791 in Westmoreland Co., PA and Ann Margaret SONTEL, b. 4 Mar 1796. I have a list of John and Ann Margaret's other children and there is a George King WOLFE, but he was born 21 Oct 1836, probably too late for your George. Michael and Mathias WOLFE and their families belonged to St. Mark Luth. Ch. in Adrian, PA. Many of these WOLFEs are buried in the church cemetery there..


HILLIARD, POLLIARD, SHIREY, WEETER, YINGLING posted by Gary Polliard on Saturday, August 21, 1999

Looking for information on a Uriah Polliard married to Mary J.Weeter. Mary, after Uriahs death married Sam Shirey. Wanting to know of Mary and Uriahs children: Westanna, elmer Meade and John. Looking also for information on a Louis Polliard married to Hilliard having a son named James madison Polliard. James married a Yingling but who is Louis's father and how is he connected to the Polliard line..


SHAFFER, SNYDER posted by Sandy Walczak on Saturday, August 21, 1999

Looking for information on Solomon Shaffer b 1811 in Redbank son of John & Mary (SNYDER) married ?Polly Please help!!.


JONES, PARSELL posted by Ray Hoppel on Tuesday, August 24, 1999

I am researching the family of George PARSELL (b. appx 1837 in England). According to the 1880 census, he is listed in Brady Bend Twp. but in Clarion County. I know that a lot of the county borders changed a lot in that area during that time. I believe that George was married to Anne JONES. I have made a research trip to the cemeteries in Brady Bend, but did not have any luck finding them. Anyone who would know anything about these people, please contact me. I would be forever grateful..


GUIHER, GUYER posted by Rita McSorley on Tuesday, August 24, 1999

My ggrandmother, Esther Vermira GUIHER (or GUYER) was born in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Ohio on 7 April 1851. I'm trying to discover her parents/siblings. Esther was in Wheeling, (W)VA in the 1870 census working as a teenage "domestic servant." I'd love to know the circumstances of her life from birth in Kittanning til 1870. Please email if you know anything of this lady. Thanks!


IRWIN, MCFARLAND, SHEILDS, WALKER, WILSON posted by George Lee on Wednesday, August 25, 1999

Looking for information on James Marshall SHEILDS WILSON (1854-1936) and his wife Frances E. WALKER (1853-1921). I know they lived near Dayton, Wayne Twp, Armstrong Co,PA and are buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery near Dayton. Parents of James are Robert W. WILSON and Catherine W. IRWIN Parents of Frances are Alexander WALKER and Margaret MCFARLAND. Any information would helpful.


STARK posted by Richard Stark on Thursday, August 26, 1999

I am seeking information on Reverend John STARK, minister of the Cherry Run Presbyterian Chucch circa 1883, in Armstrong County. Was his son John Marshall Stark ? Who were his descendents and ancestors? Any information appreciated. Thank you


HANEY, HOOVER posted by Thomas Kerr on Friday, August 27, 1999

I am searching for information on John HANEY who died in Freeport, Armstrong County on Feb. 19, 1886 He was born on July 8, 1809 in Latrobe, Westmoreland County. His wife was Elizabeth HOOVER from Freeport. This couple had three sons and four daughters. This family made their home in Freeport for many years. John Haney was reported to have been a pilot on river boats that traveled the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Does any one have information concerning this man , his wife or offspring. Thanking you for your reply.


FLICK, KIRK, KRIBBS, RIEGLE, RIMER, WEAVER posted by Bruce Koons on Saturday, August 28, 1999

Henry (b. ca 1775) and Margaret (FLICK) (b. 3 Feb 1785) RIEGLE lived in Armstrong Co., PA. Among their children they had four daughters Elizabeth (b. 4 Oct 1805) who married Tobias WEAVER; Anna Margaret (b. 28 Sep 1807) who married John RIMER; Maria (b. 25 Apr 1815) who married Alexander KIRK; and Carolina (b. 25 Apr 1815) who married John KRIBBS. I would like to find descendants of these RIEGLE daughters and their husbands..


WILSON posted by Pat Wilson on Saturday, August 28, 1999

I am searching for a Greenberry or Greenbury WILSON from Armstrong county Pa. The Greenberry I am searching for had a son by the name of James F. Wilson b. March 5, 1840 d. May 8, 1923. Questions: Did James have siblings? Who was James mother? (not listed on death certificate) And what about Greenberry's family? Anyone with any information , I would be grateful. Thanks.


BISH posted by Sherry Jesberger on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Five BISH brothers came from Adams Co., PA to Armstrong Co., PA between 1808-1820. They were: John Bish, born 1772; Peter Bish born 1774; Jacob Bish born 1776; Philip Bish born 1782; and George Bish born 1784. Most of them lived in Madison Twp., Armstrong Co., PA, but Jacob and his family resided in Sugarcreek Twp until they moved to Butler County, PA. Some of George Bish's descendents lived in Paint Twp., Clarion Co. PA Have a large Bish database, but I am always looking for new family members. If you think you may fit in with this family somewhere, send me an e-mail!.


YODER posted by Margie Myers on Sunday, August 29, 1999

I am looking for information on the family of Lydia ? and Amos YODER. They lived in Redbank Twp. in Armstrong Co. in the 1870's through 1900 at least. We have no information on Lydia's surname and have found no records of their family except for in census records. Their children were Mary, Rebecca, Oscar, Martha or Mattie, and Tena (from census records)..


BLAKE, MYERS posted by Margie Myers on Sunday, August 29, 1999

I am looking for information on the family of Jacob R. MYERS and Adalade and then Martha BLAKE. They lived in Armstrong County in the Dayton area. Jacob was born in 1824 in "Eastern PA" and Adalade was born in 1831. Martha was her younger sister and died in 1889. They had several children, including Henry Myers, born 1853. Any information on their family or ancestors will be appreciated. Adalade and Martha were the daughters of James Blake. Most of this information came from the Beers project..


STEELE posted by Barbara Steele on Monday, August 30, 1999

Seeking information on the parents of Lewellen STEELE PA to Kentucky . James or Samuel Steel? Thank you.


GAMBLE, VOL posted by Larry Wineland on Monday, August 30, 1999

We are looking for more info on the family of Samuel B. GAMBLE, Civil War veteran (Co. B, 155th Reg. PA VOL)..


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