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April 1997


Wayne Bracken Mon Apr 21 13:59:09 1997
PISEL, Sarah (GRIFFITH) bn. Sept 12, 1790, Bedford Co.,PA. Married John PISEL (BISEL, BIESEL) 1810. They lvd Somerset Co., PA then Richland Co., OH. John divorced Sarah 1848 because she had left in 1845. Could the Sarah Pisel (age 68) in 1860 census Westmoreland Co., N. Huntington Twp. be that Sarah? That Sarah shown in census living with James and Leucinda McMANNIS (ages 32/26)....could be Sarah's dau? Does anyone know this Sarah PISEL or this McMANNIS family?

Pat MUSK Mon Apr 21 16:28:23 1997
I'm looking for info on Frank MOSCA and Mary MOSCA , they might have been married in bedford co pa. they had 5 children the frist 3 were born in Hopewell Pa. my father Frank MOSCA was born to Frank and Mary MOSCA on april 25, 1907. They later moved to Jenkins KY. where Mary MOSCA died giving child birth in 1914, Frank MOSCA was killed in the coal mines in Jenkins, Ky.shorty afterwards. but I don't have the date.

Robert Moore Mon Apr 21 06:29:48 1997
Looking for the ESHELMAN family: Samuel Eshelman, b. 21 Jun 1827 Bedford, Bedford, PA, son of Abraham and Hannah Eshelman, married 25 July 1851,in PA.,Elizabeth Armstrong, b. 14 Mar 1830, PA. Possiblity left PA in 1853 since his oldest daughter was born in Ill.

Tom Kooken Sat Apr 19 09:27:01 1997
KOOKEN, COGAN, KOGAN Looking for information on the families of Nicholas KOOKEN who moved the Bedford County from Cumberland county in 1792. He lived in Colerain Twp for a while and moved to Providence in 1797, then Woodbury in 1802. He disappeared in 1807, probably died. He had at least two sons John and Jacob. They spelled their names KOOKEN, COGAN, or KOGAN. Jacob stayed and produced family in Bedford. Woodbury Twp; John disappeared. Looking for family of Benjamin COGAN, KOGAN. Came to Bedford in 1820 and lived in Providence Twp initially, married Eliz WIRE, large family in Bedford, well known. Moved to Hopewell Twp. Is the progenitor of most of the COGANS in the area today. Looking for family of John KOOKEN, moved to Colerain Twp in 1820, Married Margaret HILLS. Was a shoemaker., large family. Left in 1828 and eventually moved to Ohio.

John K. MacPhee Fri Apr 18 07:04:15 1997
Researching family of Absalom MCDONALD (ca.1798 PA - ca.1868 IN), carpenter, married ca.1828 to Susan SHAFFER (ca.1808 PA - ?), their children: Sarah Ann KEGIN (1828 Bedford co, PA - OH?) John (1832 Cambria co, PA - ?), Thomas (1833 Bedford co, PA - 1904 Kosciusko co, PA) William or Bill (1836 PA - 1916 Kosciusko co, IN) Esther Ellen or Hettie (1842 Bedford co, PA - 1929 Carter co, MT) James or Jim (1843 PA - ?) Therce or Thirsa STEELE (1848 Ashland co, OH - ?) David (1849 OH - ?)


Dave CURRY Tue Apr 15 00:25:15 1997
My GGrandfather was Charles W. CURRY. His obit says he was b. 27 March 1834 in Woodbury, Bedford CO., PA. He m. Nancy J. KLECKNER b. 8 Feb 1841 at Canoe Creek on 20 Jan 1857. They lived in Hollidaysburg and Altoona, Blair CO., PA. Charles father was James Curry b. 1803/1804 in PA or MD per Census. His mother was Bridget O'Donnell b. 5 July 1816 in PA. James & Bridget were m. in 1833 in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Newry, PA.; Will exchange info. Dave Curry

John Eshelman Tue Apr 15 18:20:20 1997
Johann ESHELMAN was born 22 Jan 1802 in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., son of David and Barbara LONGENECKER ESHELMAN. Johann married Susannah DIEHL (DEAHL), who was born in 1803. Johann was a Tunker minister who served congregations in Bedford County including the Yellow Creek and Bethel congregations in Hopewell Twp. near Tateville. I am anxious to contact anyone having extensive knowledge and pertinent dates with regard to this family,

Sharon Sheldon Wed Apr 16 14:28:51 1997
RE: SPRING MEADOW QUAKER CEMETERY - Route 56 - Pleasantville, PA My distant grandmother Rebecca Ross Barefoot is buried in the above referenced cemetery. Since I don't have any indication that she was a QUAKER, could someone tell me whether or not this cemetery was restricted to practicing Quakers, or could anyone be buried there? Oral family history states Rebecca's son is buried beside her but I don't recollect seeing any proof of this. Any information regarding this cemetery or of BAREFOOTS appearing in any of the QUAKER monthly meeting minutes would be appreciated. Thanks! Sharon


Regina BRANTNER Sun Apr 13 11:40:50 1997

Debra Eddy Sun Apr 13 15:44:05 1997
Researching Richard HOLLINSHEAD (circa 20 Aug 1789, Bedford Co., PA - 19 Feb 1841, Lykins Twp., Crawford Co., OH) and his wife, Catharine (maiden name unknown), who was born circa 1794, PA. They had 7 known children: John (born circa 1812), whose wife was Susan; Elizabeth, wife of James DODDS; Nathan, who married Catharine FEASEL; Philip, who married Keziah TEEL; Jesse, who married Christena FEASEL; Mary Ann, wife of John HAMLER, and James . A lettter from Jesse Hollinshead to James and Elizabeth DODDS, dated 11 Feb 1849 mentioned that Philip and Nathan were living in Canton, Ohio, and that John was planning to move to near Providence, Missouri, to keep tavern, if he could sell his place.

Debra Eddy Sun Apr 13 15:56:34 1997
HOLLINSHEAD, MELLOTT, TRUAX, CHILDS, AKERS Researching descendants of James HOLLINSHEAD (circa July 1755, MD - 22 Feb 1845, Bedford Co., PA). His wife's name is unknown. James was a Revolutionary War soldier from the Needmore area of Bedford Co., PA. Many of his descendants were members of the Sideling Hill Primitive Baptist Church. He had eight proven children: Psyche "Sycha," wife of Obediah MELLOTT, Nancy, wife of Jacob TRUAX, John, who married Lydia CHILDS, Sarah, wife of Ralph AKERS, Richard, whose wife was Catharine, Joseph, Benjamin, and James, Jr., whose wife was Mary MELLOTT. I have been in contact with 3 other HOLLINSHEAD researchers, and am willing to share whatever data I have. There are many unanswered questions about the HOLLINSHEAD descendants. Many stayed in Bedford and Fulton Counties and intermarried, and they are very difficult to sort out. I would love to hear from anyone who is researching any of these people.

Valerie Freeman Sun Apr 13 16:05:27 1997
LOCHBAUM,Joseph -- Bedford Co. Trying to track down any information on my 4 X Great Grandfather, Joseph LOCHBAUM (LAUGHBAUM). According to the family history written by my Great Grandfather, Horatio Thurston LAUGHBAUM, in 1940. Joseph (b. ca 1738/Germany) arrived in America prior to the Revolutionary War. He settled neat Chambersburg, Cumberland Co. (now Franklin Co) PA. He was a farmer & schoolteacher. He was a soldier in the Revolution. He made his last will & testament in German on 16 April 1815 at Schellsburg, Napier Township, BEDFORD CO, Pa. He was married twice 1st wife name unknown, 3 children (Margaret [LOCHBAUM] MURLOCK, Joseph LOCHBAUM, & Catharine [LOCHBAUM] CRAVER.) Second Wife: CATHARINE ????; Four Sons: Daniel LOCHBAUM, SOLOMAN LOCHBAUM/LAUGHBAUM (b. 24 Nov 1794 my 3X Great Grandfather -- married Margaret HEIST in BEDFORD CO ca 1824), John LOCHBAUM, & Frederock LOCHBAUM. 1.) Can someone help me prove that he served in the Revolution for DAR. 2.) Any way I can obtain a copy of his will. Thank You.

Jere S. Keefer Sat Apr 12 17:27:11 1997
HYSSONG/HISSONG. Researching all Hyssong/Hissong lines in Bedford Co., PA.

Robert Stonerock Sat Apr 12 17:44:59 1997
Is there a Stoneock Cemetery in Bedford Co., PA? It is referenced to in :Our Bretheren Cousins, The Puterbaugh/Butterbaugh Immigrant Brothers of 1752. By: Wilbur Linder. The Mennonite Family History, 1983., Pg30, column B. He mentions a Susanna Ulrich Puderbaugh (1759-1830) being buried. If their is a cemetery by this name I am interested in a map of where it is and any history associated with it. Thank you very much. You may also reach me at 8955 Black Run Rd. Nashport, Ohio 43830.

PegWed, 9 Apr 1997 linn/coyle/scott
william linn b. abt 1760 and wife martha scott. need info on their parents also. they had daughter martha linn who married david coyle 1799 linn's mill, pa. he was born 1777 bedford co., pa. need dates for martha. any help appreciated.

William Scroggins12 Apr 97
Adam Smith, b. bef. 1745 married Mary Catherine (Catreen), dau. George Hayes (Hayse, Hawse, Hause, Hoss, Horse); owned land Bedford Co (1768-60-70 tax lists); migrated to Jefferson Co. KY c1786; need parents, siblings

Sherry9 Apr 1997
SIPE,SIPES,SYPES,SEIBDo you have any info about this family? My ancestor Henry Sipe Sr. has a long history in this county yet I have had trouble getting his marriage record, and other info about him. Many others in that area as well. Many served in the Revolution and Henry is said to have served in the French & Indian War. I would appreciate any help.

Matt Quinn Tue Apr 8 21:58:16 1997
Wanting information about William MCVICKER (b:1778 in NJ). He married Sarah A. CESSNA/CISNEY (b: 18 Nov 1786 in Friends Cove, Bedford Co., PA), daughter of Jonathan CESSNA and Rebecca WORLEY. William and Sarah married, presumably in Bedford Co., around 1800. William and Sarah had John Cisney, Jonathan, Achor, Rebecca, Stephen, Alexander and 7 others I cannot remember at the moment. Several of the children were born in Bedford Co., but then they moved to OH, settling eventually in Guernsey Co., OH. Is Willam MCVICKER the son of Duncan MCVICKER of Bedford Co., or is he a son to someone else? Any and all information appreciated.

anne elizabeth walker fish Wed Apr 9 07:46:54 1997
i'am looking for WALKER, TRENTS, LYONS,RASH,BRENTS.BAKERS. i know there were for brothers that came to the us.they settled in shanksville.the four brothers owned all of shanksville through the years the land was divided up or sold. the brothers are belived to be buried in walkers cemetary. from my understanding the four WALKER brothers created WALKERS CEMETARY.these brothers are the roots to all walkers. they are belived to come from GERMANY.approx.1829 or sooner. my grd.father was LEE JAY WALKER. born in sept 13,1912 he died in 1975 in bakersville somerset.his wife was EVELYN LYON WALKER. she was born in aug 19,1913 or 1914. she died in uniontown in 1994 in the stiners rest home.they have three kids john mathias walker.wilbert eugene walker and lucille may walker great grd.mothers name was ROSIE RASHE LYON.her husbands name was SAMUEL LYONS . their children were EVELYN< MAURICE,LAWRANCE. the family lived in getgrdn. father was MATHIAS DITE WALKER . his wife was EMMA ?? walker they have 4 children LEE, NORMAN, JIM, IRENE WALKER. LEE and his wife EVELYN lived in BAKERSVILLE until they died. i know HENRY BAKER founded BAKERSVILLE i just dont knoe what year. if any one has any info please email me. THANK YOU!!!

Paul & Dora Clary Wed Apr 9 08:45:25 1997
We are researching a Permaly A. (Millie Ann) MELLOTT married Cornelius VANNESS. Permarly b. 1810 Pa and Cornelius b. 1817 NJ. They had the following children in either Belmont or Monroe Co., OH: Peter, David, Martin, Rachel, Sarah Jane and Catherine. Any information on this line would be greatly appreciated. We now find that Permaly A. Father may have been Peter Mellott b. 1777 Bedford Co., PA

Mark O'Neill Mon Apr 7 07:21:07 1997
Looking for information on the Joseph BOWSER family. He was born in 1851 and married Ann WERTZ. Apparently Joseph was married to an Eve --- before he married Ann. He was the son of Valentine and Catherine --- Bowser. He and Ann lived near Blue Knob. They had a daughter Francis Elizabeth Bowser who married Henry Ruffing. Any information on ancestors or other information of interest would be appreciated.

Ron Parks Sun Apr 6 17:20:28 1997
Researching Fredrick BEEGLE. He came to America from Germany on the ship "Harle." He had two sons, Charles BEEGLE and David BEEGLE. After After living in Loudoun County, VA they moved to Bedford County, this is according to the history of the Beegle Family in Bedford CO, PA. I don't have a copy of that publication of that document. I read about it in another publication. Charles settled at Friend's Cove in Bedford. David was supposed to eventually moved north. The surname Beegle could be spelled BIEGEL. ANy help on this Beegle Family or any Beegle Family of Bedford CO, PA will be appreciated. Thanks and bye, Ron.

Carol Hepburn Thu Apr 3 20:30:00 1997
Am seeking information on any Boon families in Bedford County. My Ggrandmother was Elziabeth Boon, born Jun 1844, in either PA or MD. She married in October of 1859 in Somerset County, PA and lived her entire life in Garrett, Somerset County. She died in 1918. Please email me at

S Frazey Gree Fri Apr 4 19:34:10 1997
Researching Joseph FRAZEY/Mary PEARSALL family. Joseph Frazey was buried in Sideling Hill Cemetery about 1793. Mary remarried Thomas RUNYAN (pastor of the church?). Children of Joseph & Mary: John (m Rachel BARTON 1809), Samuel Benton (founder of Frazeysburg, OH), Joseph, Charity, Mary, & Anna. When was Anna born? Any info on these families would be much appreciated.

John K. MacPhee Fri Apr 4 05:57:40 1997
Family of Absalom MCDONALD (ca.1798 PA - ca.1868 IN); wife Susan SHAFFER (ca.1808 PA); children: Sarah Ann KEGIN (1828 PA); John (1832 PA), Thomas (1833 PA), William (1836 PA), Esther Ellen "Hettie" (1842 PA), James (1843 PA), Therce STEELE (1848 OH), David (1849 OH), Mary ?RITCHEY (1851 OH). Migration: Bedford co, PA > Ashland co, OH > Kosciusko co. & St.Joseph co, IN.

M. DelGrosso Fri Apr 4 10:50:06 1997
TOBIN,KLINE,WHISLER,CULLISON,HEALY,WEBB,TIMMONS, THOMPSON GRAHAM,HARTZER,WALTERS,REESE,STIFFLER, CHIRDON Looking for relatives of the Tobin family. Mostly any information to my grandmother and grandfather. Mary Timmons (Kline) and Joseph Lawrence Kline. Related to Thompsons in Juniata and Charlie Kline had a coal company in Altoona many years ago.some relatives came from Ireland. I know the Webbs but thats all. Please help if you can.

Dick Musselman Sat Apr 5 06:01:45 1997
Richard WHITESELL and wife Elisabeth lived in Bedford County for a period of time between the years 1781-1785. On March 5,1783 they had twin sons born, Benjamin and Henry. By July 1785, the family had returned to Sussex County, New Jersey. Has anyone found any records pertaining to this or any other early

Deb Stowe Thu Apr 3 13:10:24 1997
Looking for information on ALEXANDER family. Jacob (wife unknown) settled in or around Great Cove, Ayr Twp, Bedford CO PA about 1750. He came from County Down Ireland with 4 children (William (b:abt 1734), Martha (b: abt 1737), Polly (b: abt 1740), Margaret (b: abt 1742) and possibly Hugh (b: abt 1749)) No information on wife. Looking for any information on this family Will be happy to share what information I have.

pat musk Wed Apr 2 15:09:48 1997
my father was born in hopewell bradford county pa. on 4/25/1907 his name was frank mosca his father was also frank mosca born in patterson new, jersey. any info would be appricated p.s. my father's mother name was mary detwaler.

Geo Wright Wed Apr 2 15:52:12 1997
I made a mistake in my previous query. I am researching the WRIGHT and DAVIS families in Napier, E. St. Clair and W. St. Clair Towships which are in the Northwestern corner of Bedford Co. There is another WRIGHT family in Union Twp. but I believe that this family is not related to the WRIGHT'S in Napier and St. Clair Twps. I have considerable data on these families and am willing to share what I have.

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