Clearfield County, PA
Posted Queries for September 1999


MCGRATH posted by Jim McNeill on Thursday, September 2, 1999

Hello, I'm looking for information on, or the relatives of Anna M. MCGRATH of Grampian, Clearfield County Pa.. Anna was born Oct., 19, 1894 {d. Nov., 02, 1988 Pa.} in Brooklyn N.Y., surname LOTH {LOUTH or LAUTH} and was adopted by the MCGRATH's of Grampian at about age 2. Anna married Charles W. MCNEILL of Philadelphia Pa. about 1919. Any information at all would be a great help. Thank You, Jim


HENDERSON posted by Joleen Schultz on Friday, September 10, 1999

I am looking for any information on Henry Lias Henderson, born, March 05, 1827. When the estate of his father, John Henderson, was settled in 1875, he was living in Clearfield Co., PA. Any information would be greatly appreciated!


LUTHER posted by Nancy Luther on Saturday, September 11, 1999

Is there anyone that can go to St. Agnes Catholic Church for the following information My husband's great grandfather and great grandmother is buried there what we have is the death date what I would like is if there is somewhere a birth date for both as well as parents listed maybe the funeral home would know dates on grave markers Mary( his wife) Luther died 2 June 1926 John Luther died 28 January 1923 if anyone could find out I would appreciate I am at a stand still because I can go no where with the last name of Luther


HOOVER, SNEATH, WRIGHT posted by Jay Wright on Saturday, September 11, 1999

Seeking info on Enoch and Ann Hoover WRIGHT married ca1821 in Clearfield Co,PA. Lived outside Utahville,Beccaria Twn. Had 9 children: Sarah,Elizabeth,Julian,George,Jacob,Washington,Jesse,Mary, Enoch. All children born in Clearfield Co. All of the family moved on to Jackson Co,IA about 1845. Siblings of Enoch could be Anthony and James who lived next door to Enoch. Father could be Jacob(Rev.War vet) who lived with Anthony and died 1840/41(last pension)


HOLT, SHADE, WOOLRIDGE posted by Mott Holt on Sunday, September 12, 1999

Searching in Clearfield County for descendents of William A. WOOLRIDGE and Clara A. SHADE, daughters: Mary Jane (my grandmother),Eva, Ethel, Edith, Rose, Clara, and son, Oliver. Mary Jane b. 1886. Graduate Allentown Hospital Nursing 1907. Would like info on WOOLRIDGE and SHADE ancestors and info on children above.


LUTHER posted by David Kester on Sunday, September 12, 1999

Am searching for descendants of the Luther family that were from Troutville, Clearfield Co., PA. Thank You.


JOHNSTON, MOUNTAIN, MUNN posted by William Ashenfelter on Monday, September 13, 1999

Looking for information on the Clearfield County JOHNSTON (ROBERT HARRY JOHNSTON married GRACE MOUNTAIN) Clearfield MUNN'S married MOUNTAIN'S.


COOK, HARRIS, SMITH posted by Ted Cook on Tuesday, September 14, 1999

I am looking for info on Charles(b.1870) and Elizabeth Harris Cook, John and Priscill Harris(b.1878)Smith They lived in Morrisdale, Clearfield County, Penna..


KESTER, MCCRACKEN posted by David Kester on Tuesday, September 14, 1999

Am searching for descendants of Daniel and Mary Ellen Kester McCracken of Penn Twp., Clearfield Co., PA. Daniel and Mary Ellen Kester McCracken had two known children: Frank and Bessie. Any info on this family would be appreciated. Thank You..


ANDERSDOTTER, JONASSON, LUNDGREN, ORN posted by Karen Munro on Tuesday, September 14, 1999

I am searching for relatives for families of Johannes LUNDGREN b. 1832 in Berg, Erikstad d. in USA, married to Anna Lisa ANDERSDOTTER b. 1835 in Bralanda, Sweden d. in USA, Children were: Anna Lisa b.1862, Carl Johan b.1863, Anders b.1866, Maja b.1870, August b.1873, Christina b.1876. All were born in Bralanda, Sweden and All came to the USA abt.1891 to PA. Johanna S. LUNDGREN b.12/24/1857 in Eskekarr, Frandefors, Sweden, d. 1921 Auburn, WA came to Peale, PA in Clearfield, Co in 1988 alone. Married to Erik ORN b.5/11/1862 Grinstad, Sweden, d.1939 Seattle, WA. He came to the USA 1887 destination Antrim, Tioga, PA. Naturalized: Clearfield Co. in 1893. Children were: Charles O. b.3/26/1885 in Sweden, Ellyn S. b. 9/24/1894 in Munson, PA Clearfield, Co. Married to A. Charles Wick, 3 Children, Eva Louise (H.Louisa) b. 1896 in Munson, PA,Married to Samuel E. Smith, 2 children, Dewey ( Edward Dewey)b.4/11/1899, Married to Gertrude Bouk, 3 stepchildren. Johannes JONASSON b. 1869 in Grinstad, Sweden, came to USA 1890 destination Phillipsberg, PA Clearfield, Co. He came with Karl Oskar LUNDGREN age 6 and Karl JONASSON, Johannes and Karl were Erik ORN's brothers. If any one knows of these famlies please contact me. Thank you in advance.


BELL, GOSS, JAMES posted by Lynn Maynard on Thursday, September 16, 1999

My grandfather, George Daniel James, was born on Sept 28, 1881 in DuBois, Clearfield County, PA. His parents, Ivar and Harriet Bell James came from England/Wales in the 1870's with her parents, Richard Bell and Elizabeth Goss. Ivar and Harriet took 4 of their boys to Washington State in the 1890's but the rest of the family stayed in PA. Richard and Elizabeth died in Brookville in 1892 & 1894. According to family stories they worked in the coal mines, possibly as teamsters. I am looking for any information on the family left behind in PA..


JACKSON, JONES posted by Andrew Jones on Sunday, September 19, 1999

Owen Jones was my great-grandfather. He married Alice JACKSON around 1867. My grandfather was Andrew Jackson JONES. From the 1880 census, they lived on Pruner St. in Osceola Mills, Clearfield County, PA. Owen had three other children: Mary, Herbert, and Abram who were born 1868, 1874, and 1883 respectively.
Alice had a sister Margaret (Maggie) who lived with the Jones' during 1880-1900. We think she was born in 1847. Owen was born in 1846 while Alice was born in 1848.
Any info on the Jones' or Jackson's ancestors or three Jones siblings is welcome! .


DAWSON posted by Kathryn Klein on Sunday, September 19, 1999

Thomas and Anna DAWSON emigrated from England to Clearfield County about 1883. They lived in Beccaria and had children Samuel and Lizzie. Samuel married a woman of French descent and they had children Samuel, Raymond and Albert. Is anyone researching this family?


CARSON, THORNE posted by Shirley on Sunday, September 19, 1999

Searching for information on Elizabeth, who married 1) James I. THORNE, d. 1839; and 2) Benjamin CARSON, d. 1852. She had children: George Thorne*, Joseph Thorne* Thetis P. Thorne, Boswell Carson Thorne, and Hannah Thorne, and Margan Ellen Carson. * May be step children. They lived near Luthersburg, Clearfield Co., PA


BEAL, BEERS, BROWN, DIXON, MABINGNAY, MAYS, QUASHNINIE, SOWDERS, TAYLOR posted by William Beers on Tuesday, September 21, 1999

I have Robert Beers who first appears in Clearfield PA in 1790 census. Name of wife unk. they 1 male and 2 female childern on that census.John Beers son of Robert bn 1807 Boggs twnshp marr Sophia Sowders abt 1836. They had 10 childern from 1837 to 1858 moved to Grinnell Iowa abt 1875 where John died in 1880 and Sophia died in 1894 Lewis T Beers son of John bn Aug 1844 Boggs twnshp marr Elizabeth Mays in 1874 the duaghter of Jonathan and Jula Ann(Holly) Mays. They had 7 childern from 1874 to 1890. George H Beers son of Lewis T bn 24 January 1890 Rose Bud twnshp marr Helena Quashnie the daughter of Herman and Otillia(Kowalski) Quashnie. They had 5 childern. William T Beers son of George H bn 22 January 1922 Devil's Hollow Pa marr Elizabeth A Beal December 24 1942 the daughter of Cecil Warren and Mabel B(Taylor)Beal they had 4 childern.


ARCHIBALD, BROWN, KIRKMAN, MOHN, TROSEN posted by Sharon Howell on Thursday, September 23, 1999

Searching for members of the Kirkman/Brown families from Clearfield County. Originally they all lived in Peale. They are siblings and parents and descendents of my grandmother Martha Kirkman Erickson.


COWAN, LAMB, MAPSTONE, MAY, MCEWAN, PORTER, SMITH posted by Theresa O'Brien on Thursday, September 23, 1999

I am trying to find out information about my great-grandfather, James McEwan and his family. I believe he was born 1/1847, somewhere in Scotland. His wife, Mary May, was born about 1852 in Campbeltown, Scotland. Mary had one son, David Wardrop May, born 8/15/1870 in Overtown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and they came to the US in 1872. She married James McEwan and David took the last name, McEwan and married Mary Amelia Mapstone. James and Mary had Archibald Joseph McEwan, 8/30/1876, born in Houtzdale, married (1)Annie Smith, (2)Anne Elizabeth Smith, and (3) Hazel Martin Fye; Mary Agnes McEwan, born 7/1878, married George Lamb; Margaret McEwan, born 4/1880, married Elmer Porter. James remarried a Susan or Jennie Cowan?, and they had Mark McEwan, born 6/1886, married Annie E. Smith. I am trying to find ANYTHING on this family, including burial places.


HEMMIS, ULRICH posted by Eileen Trifts on Friday, September 24, 1999

Looking for obituary or death certificate information on: Michael HEMMIS, killed by a train in Spring or Summer 1923. Buried in Kylertown Cemetery. Also: Roxanne ULRICH HEMMIS, died of peritonitis (believe) November 1922. Also buried in Kylertown Cemetery. Thanks for any help.


SPATZ, SPOTTS, WOOD, WOODS posted by Leah Waring on Friday, September 24, 1999

I am looking for information on John WOOD /WOODS who was in Center Co Pa in the late 1700's and early 1800's. He was married to Mary Hannah SPOTTS / SPATZ. According to the obit for Mary Hanna they had 6 sons and 2 daughters, John, James, Lebbeus, William, Hiram, Mary Ellen, David Daniel and one daughter whose name is unknown to me. Son David Daniel Woods was b. April 1830. I believe John possibly died in the late 1830's as I haven't found him on a 1840 census record. Mary Hannah was born Oct 1789, in Houserville Center Co Pa., d. Oct 1890, in Clearfield Co Pa. She was living with her son David at the time of her death. She died 2 weeks from her 102 birthday. Mary Hannah was of Indian ancestry from Chief Bald Eagle's tribe whose base camp was in the Milesberg Center Co Pa area. John had a brother Wilson Woods who moved to Clearfield Co Pa, after his marriage to Christina Spotts, (half sister to Mary Hannah) and they lived in the New Washington area. I have been told that John possibly came from Ireland through England. I have found no evidence of this.


SALINA, URBAN, URBANSKI posted by Debbie Cooper on Saturday, September 25, 1999

I am looking for relatives and any information about Margaret URBAN SALINA. Her parents, August and Augusta Urban (shortened from URBANSKI) had a farm in Clearfield Co. She was my Gmother. I remember her telling me they spoke German in their home, they were Lutheran, and she completed school up to third grade only - she worked on the farm until she was approx. 16 years, then moved to Pittsburg. She used to tell me she worked for a "Miss Wainwright" in Pittsburg who was very kind to her and used to take her for rides in her Electric Car!


BUCK, SHAW, SWANSON posted by Randall Kurtz on Saturday, September 25, 1999

Seeking any and all information on: ARCHIBALD SHAW and descendants who settled in the Lawrence & Goshen Twp., Clearfield County regions.
HARTWIG LUDOLPH BUCK and descendants who settled in the Girard & Bradford twp., Clearfield County regions.
HELMICK SWANSON who immigrated to the Houtzdale, Clearfield County area from Norway. Thank you..


BALL, CAMPBELL, LENDER posted by Claire White on Sunday, September 26, 1999

I am looking for any Ball relatives in Clearfield county, especially in Utahville, Smoke Run area who are in the line of William Ball and any of his six sons who served in the Civil War. They were William W, George W, John, Charles C, David RP, O.Perry. A daughter Jane married Joseph CAMPBELL and moved to MN. A daughter Susan married John LENDER..


BEATTY posted by Bonnie Schultz on Monday, September 27, 1999

I am looking for anyone reseaching the Beatty family from Clearfield and Indiana Co.


CONRAD, HOWE posted by Mimi on Tuesday, September 28, 1999

Looking for information on Ella Conrad or Ella Howe. She died in Philadelphia in 1911 but was from Clearfield County. May have had a mother or sister named Margaret Conrad from Smith Mill. She may have been married to Francis P. Howe.


BURKE, EWING, JONES, LEVY, PETTIGREW posted by Diane on Wednesday, September 29, 1999

Searching for Thomas Ewing b. abt. 1808 married Rebecca Burke b. abt. 1815. They had at least 10 children. Need any info as I am stumped at this point. They may have lived in Clearfield at one time. Also lived in Slippery Rock, Beaver Cty, Mercer Cty. Also looking for Jones, Levy, Pettigrew..


GEORGE, MCCLUSKEY posted by Paul McCluskey on Wednesday, September 29, 1999

Looking for information on James P McCluskey 1876-1937. This is my grandfather and I have very little else to go on. In my search I found that he is buried in St Marys cemetery in Renoldsville, Pa. He lilved in the Clearfield area most of his life. His wife was Mary L. maiden name GEORGE. Any help would be greatly appreciated..


DAVIS, GOSS, KEPHART posted by Carolann Smith on Wednesday, September 29, 1999

Searching for listing of cemeteries in Clearfield County? Especially interested in the following: Janesville(Gulich Township), Houtzdale (Woodward Township), Osecola Mills (Decatur Township), Ramey, Ginter, Madera, & Brisbin. I know there is a Goss Cemetery in Decatur Township that also lists lots of Kepharts. The Davis families from Decatur Township were surrounded by Kepharts and married some. Hoping to find information from grave markers that tie any of these families together. Has anyone done a listing of entire cemetery that could be posted to Aldrich Site under Clearfield County? Some counties on the Aldrich site have cemeteries listed, row by row with grave marker information, as well as church cemeteries. Does anyone know if anyone is working on information for the Aldrich Project for these smaller areas? Is there a central database or address that would have a complete listing of cemeteries in Clearfield County, including Church cemeteries? I know there are s! everal in Brisin, Houtzdale, Osceola Mills and Ramey. Any information on how to find these would be appreciated. .


BEERS, QUIN posted by Renee Waring on Thursday, September 30, 1999

I am looking for any information concerning Robert Beers b. 1780 in Darrie Co. Ireland and moved to Clearfield County with his father Robert BEERS and mother Nancy QUIN. Wife is unknown. I am trying to prove that this Robert Beers married an indian woman, lived in Boggs Twp. and had three daughters, Ida Margery Beers, Nancy Beers, and Rachel Beers. The family legend says that this is true and that the Mother was the daughter of Chief Four Bears of the Susquahannock Tribe. If you have any info please let me know. Renee Waring .



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