Clearfield County, PA
Posted Queries for February 2000


BLAKE, CROTZER posted by Kim Thompson on Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Seeking info on Thomas Blake and last wife Elizabeth Crotzer Blake.Thomas died July 1933.Would like to find any descendant of Elizabeth Crotzer Blake that has info on Thomas Blake or anyone that has done a genealogy. Some of Thomas' Descendants are in Clearfield and Centre Counties..


BOUCH posted by Brian Ensley on Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Looking for information on the Bouch family, especially of Bell Twp...Willing to share information..


JENKINS, OSBORNE posted by Hollie Goldsby on Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Looking for any information on Martin OSBORNE or Mary JENKINS, both of the DuBois area. Martin was said to be a Scotsman, Mary was of German descent. They had 11 children, 6 that survived: Clare M., Bernie, Ed, Albert, Elverda, and Bert. Daughter Clare married a Thomas Simons in 1915. Mary is buried in Du Bois. Any information on the OSBORNE or JENKINS families would be appreciated..


BENNETT, REED, RUDDOCK posted by Kely Reed Mouser on Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Saw all your info on the Bennett name and was wondering if you might be able to help me. I am looking for a Loise Bennett Ruddock. She is my gggrandmother. She married William Ruddock. They had Bertha Florence Ruddock. She might of had a half brother William Ruddock(found a reference to him, but have no idea. She married Thomas D. Reed Sr.

Back to Loise Bennett. I don't have a clue as to her birth, death, or parents. I haven't been able to find her in Indida County where alot of the other family(and myself) are from. My father told me that Thomas and some others had lived in Clearfield County for a while. So I thought I would try to find them here. I have no info on Louises husband William Ruddock either. Any info you have that might pertain would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


ASKEY, KRAMER posted by Gloria Kerns on Wednesday, February 2, 2000

I am looking for the family of my Ggrandmother Margaret KRAMER, who married Samuel ASKEY in 1850. After the marriage she and Samuel lived in SnowShoe Township, Centre County, PA, but she may have come from a neighboring county such as Clearfield. She was born in 1826, married in 1850 and died in 1853 at the age of 27. She had 2 sons, only one of whom survived: Thomas Winfield Askey (1851-1922) and William Fleming Askey (1853). Any information as to who her parents and/or siblings might be and whether or not they came from Clearfield County would be appreciated.


BEYER, BLOOM, CALDWELL, DOBLE, FOUST, GRAFFIUS, MCCLURE posted by Rita Turegano on Sunday, February 6, 2000

I am research Thomas McClure of Clearfield Co. He is the son of David McClure and Elizabeth Jane McCormick of Sherman's Valley near Carlisle, Pa. If anyone has information please contact me. I also have some info if anyone else is researching this line..


HEMPHILL posted by Marge Clark on Monday, February 7, 2000

I am searching for the birthplace and parentage of James L. Hemphill b. 6 Feb 1809 and d 15 Jun 1892. He lived in Clearfield Co. until at least 1832..


DUNBAR, NICODUMUS, SHEESLEY posted by Dawn Beck on Monday, February 7, 2000

Clearfield County: My great great grandfather was William Sheesley and married Elizabeth Nicodumus. My mother lived with Ana May and William Dunbar (she called them Aunt May and Uncle Billy) when she was just a little tot, in Mahaffey. I can't seem to get back any further than William and Elizabeth, I don't even have their birth dates and death dates. Do you have any info on that? My grandmother was Hazel Lucille Sheesley Becton, my mother's maiden name was Dolly Becton. These relatives are all from Clearfield that I know of. My grandmother, Hazel, was the oldest of 8 children--all deceased except for one. Thanks


HOOVER posted by Allen Hoover on Tuesday, February 8, 2000

Seeking any information from List Participants concerning a mine disaster that occurred in Clearfield County circa 1885 which killed my GGF, Joseph Frank (or Frank Joseph) HOOVER. He was from Alsace-Lorraine and arrived in the US circa 1868 and worked various mines throughout central PA, the last one in Clearfield Co. Have heard the name Snowshoe Mine, but cannot confirm. Last know residence was North Houtzdale, PA and is listed in the 1880 census. Married Viktoria Haffley. Four children: Mary, John, Frank A. (My GF), and Joseph. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated as I have been searching unsuccessfully for a number of years, and have visited the Houtzdale area and the Historical Society in Clearfield..


BELL, COURSON, DUNLAP posted by Joyce Hawley on Wednesday, February 9, 2000

My G-Grandparents William Henry COURSON b. 5-14-1872 and Ella Hannah BELL b. June 1874,resided DuBois, PA. Possibility of relation to DUNLAP. Any info welcome. Thanks..


JOHNSON, KLINE, SPADE posted by Jim Spade on Thursday, February 10, 2000

Elizzabeth Kline b 1877 d 1954, m Adam Spade b 1874 d 1948/ Edith Johnson unk m Wilbert R. Spade b 1894 d 1971.


DUNLAP, SPICHER posted by Linda Fleming on Friday, February 11, 2000

I am looking for the death and marriage date of David Banks DUNLAP, born 15 Sep 1873, Indiana Co, PA, as well as, the maiden name of his wife Mary A. David Banks' parents are James Gardner and Caroline (SPICHER) DUNLAP. The family is living in Bell, Clearfield Co., PA at the time of the 1900 Census. Any information on this family would be appreciated..


GARDNER, SPICHER posted by Linda Fleming on Friday, February 11, 2000

I am looking for the maiden name of William G. SPICHER'S wife Lorana C. They were married abt 1800 probably Indiana Co., PA. The family was living in Union, Clearfield Co., PA during the 1900 Census. William G. SPICHER'S parents are M. Daniel and Jemima (GARDNER) SPICHER..


CAMPBELL, PRATT posted by Edward Campbell on Saturday, February 12, 2000

Looking for Campbell family from Osceola Mills, Clearfield County. My grandfather Edward A Campbell married Willa Pratt. I believe my grandfathers mother was Margaret Campbell from 211 Conemaugh St. Any info would be appreciated. Ed Campbell.


GREGORY posted by Kathryn Kopf on Saturday, February 12, 2000

Searching for parents of John Gregory born c. 1884 in Clearfield Coounty. He was the brother of Lillian Gregory who was a DAR..


ADELSPERGER, KATEN posted by Nancy Pittenger on Sunday, February 13, 2000

Looking for relatives of Clara KATEN who married Joseph Alexander ADELSPERGER in Osceola Mills or Phillipsburg, Clearfied County, PA on January 26, 1875..


BAUM, LEAMER, OAKES, OAKS, OCHES, OWENS, YEAGER posted by Steven Agosti on Monday, February 14, 2000

Looking for information on any OAKS/OAKES families from Clearfield Co., PA in the late 1800s-early 1900s. I have a George William OAKS (1879-1942) who married Ella Almeda OWENS (1886-1917) and had a daughter Mabel Matilda OAKS (1903-1973) who married Wallace Hillis YEAGER (1901-1959), my grandparents. George was supposedly raised by a Hudson OAKS/OAKES/OCHES and his mother Sarah. Sarah supposedly had George by a Francis BAUM. This OAKS/OAKES family may have had connections with the BAUM and LEAMER families living in Clearfield Co. during this time period. Any help is appreciated..


GRIFFITH, LABORDE, SHAFFER posted by Marjorie Shaffer on Monday, February 14, 2000

Trying to locate any information on my grandfather, PETER SHAFFER. He married Rachel LABORDE & lived in Clearfield Co. I know he was born in Juniata Co, but Rachel was from Union in Clearfield Co. They did move to DuBois in Clearfield Co. I would appreciate any help at all on this I have just hit a brick wall that I can't seem to get beyond..


DOBLE, FOUST, GRAFFIUS posted by Rita Turegano on Thursday, February 17, 2000

I am researching Daniel S. Graffius m Nancy Jane Rupert. His father was Daniel Graffius m Mary J Rhodes. His grandfather was Daniel Graffius m Christina Rush. His great-grandfather was John Graffius m Sarah Coryell..


ALEXANDER, DOLPH, DUNLAP, READ, SHULTZ posted by Debbie Andrews on Friday, February 18, 2000

I too am descendant from Amos Alexander & Alexander Read families. Can provide information about my end of the family. Have corresponded with other members & discussed submitting information to Clearfield Co. historical society and possibly having some kind of reunion. Am trying to locate the family's original land holdings. There is talk of some of the property still belonging to descendants. Do you have any history before Joseph Alexander? Where was James born? When did they immigrate to America & on what ship? What port of entry?.


PROWELL posted by Dennis Brandt on Saturday, February 19, 2000

Looking for data on Pvt. George Prowell, Company H, 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The unit mustered in York in September 1861, but George studied medicine after the war and moved to Burnside, Pennsylvania, where he is buried. I believe one of his daughters married a Dr. Brown.


SUNDERLAND, SUTTER posted by Jason Sunderland on Saturday, February 19, 2000

Looking for information on Catherine Sutter (10-25-1835)-(2-2-1894) who came to America from Germany in approx. 1843 age 8. She married Levi Sunderland of Burnside Twp or Bell Twp, Clearfield Co.


HEFFNER posted by Rosalyn Thompson on Sunday, February 20, 2000

My Great Grandfather was killed in a coal mine disaster, 1905, near Dubois, Clearfield County.His name was John Jacob Heffner. I would like any info, newspaper accounts, Coal Co. name, death record...anything.


DAVIS, KRAMER, NASH, WAPPLE posted by Suzanne Mitchell on Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Looking for anything on George W.Davis who married Ann. They had a son Winfield Scott Davis who married Emma Hummel. Their children were Ellsworth, Elva May who married Ivan Kramer of Wallaceton, Clearfield Co., Annie married Charles Hobba, Hannah married Fleming Wapple, Cora Bell never married she was a school teacher, Lloyd married Jane Nash, and Leonard married Daisy Doutich. I'm trying to find out who Winfields syblings were. His mothers maiden name anything would be helpful. Winfield was born Aug, 1862 and died 1907..


NICHOLS posted by Jack Cousins on Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Looking for descendents of Robert Nichols who live in Dubois in the early 1930's. One son may be Paul. I am a descendent of Robert's brother Edward. Ed nd Robert were sons of Albert Nichols.


ANDERSON, FRAZIER, SHILELY, SHIVELY posted by Sandie Shively on Thursday, February 24, 2000

Lucy ANDERSON believed to be born in Curwensville, who were her parents. Lucy married Franklin Eugene SHILELY, but we do not have her date of birth or family members. Frank was born 3/24/1891; and James SHIVELY married Angelina (Annie) FRAZIER. Any family information appreciated. May have arrived in Clearfield County from Huntindon County Pa.


DAVIS, HUMMEL, KRAMER posted by Suzanne Mitchell on Friday, February 25, 2000

Looking for information on the following. George W. Davis married Ann?, Winfield Scott Davis married Emma Hummel, Elva may Davis married Ivan Kramer. Was told by a family friend that the Davis family were from surrounding counties of Clearfield. Winfield and Emmas children were Ellsworth, Elva, Annie, Hannah, Cora bell, Llyod, and Leonard George. Any info would be helpful..


BEERS, WARING posted by Bea Bowman on Sunday, February 27, 2000

I am a descendent of Ida Margery Beers, wife of Thomas Waring. I am interested in sharing family history..


ELLERINGHAM posted by Leslie Keeney on Sunday, February 27, 2000

Would like to correspond with anyone related to or familiar with this surname. I have an ancestor named FRANK ELLERINGHAM who lived in DuBois, Clearfield Co circa 1918. I have been unable to located him before or after in census records, etc. Any help much appreciated..


BARRY posted by Karen Carpenter on Monday, February 28, 2000

I am looking for information regarding James J. Barry, he was married to Mary Nina Mills and lived in Hillsdale. He was my great grandfather. He came to PA via Philadelphia aboard a ship from Wales. He came with his mother and siblings. I am attempting to find out where is Ireland they came from so I can find relatives there. Thanks,.


BAUGHMAN posted by Tom Baughman on Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Seeking any info on Jacob Baughman b.late 1700s. He was a resident of Decatur Twp Clearfield 1830 census..


PETERS, WAPLE posted by Suzanne Downing on Tuesday, February 29, 2000

My grandmother was the daughter of Martha Ellen Peters and Charles R. Waple, however, I can find no verification of this. Her name was Susie E. Waple and and I remember her sister, Aunt Minnie. Would appreciate help. Thanks. All were from Clearfield, Pa.


AGER, REAMS posted by Janet Isner on Tuesday, February 29, 2000

William Reams was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania about 1870 and moved to Randolph County, West Virginia where he was married in 1898. He died in Randolph County in 1936. His brother George Reams was married to Elizabeth Ager, daughter of Jim Ager of Pennsylvania. George and Elizabeth lived in Mineral County, West Virginia before coming to Randolph County about 1900. Other family members included a brother Joe, who was injured by a train, and a brother Theodore. It is assumed the last two named remained in Clearfield County. Their mother died somewhere in Pennsylvania about 1918. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.



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