Clearfield County, PA
Posted Queries for June 2000


MAINES posted by Shirley Cosson on Friday, June 2, 2000

could anyone tell me the name of Jefferson Maines Parents,he was married to hettie Graffius thanks in advance ,shirley


ALSO, AND, MYERS, WELD, WRIGLEY posted by Beth Johnston on Saturday, June 3, 2000

I was wondering is anyone was interested in the Wrigleys from Lancashire, England and the Welds who came to Pa from CT. I don't have an extensive history - but I'd be willing to share what I have obtained from others and what little I have been able to find. My mother's maiden name was Weld.


HENRY posted by Keith Harris on Sunday, June 4, 2000

Looking for information about William Henry and Mary Jane Bailey, They had four children that I know of: Frank, Walter, Mary, and my great grandfather George B. McCelellan Henry, b. 02/1862 in Clearfield, PA d.1935 in Surry Co. VA and he married Margart Magdelena Haag. Any info. would be great. email Keith Harris at raharri2@yahoo. com.


BECK, GEARHART, PLYMPTON posted by Margaret Plympt on Sunday, June 4, 2000

Plymptonville named after GG Grandfather Job Plympton. Great Grandfather, Elijah Plympton served in the 105th Volunteer Infantry. Interested in any info on Plympton, Beck and Gearhart families.


LANSBERRY, LANSBERY, LOUNSBURY posted by Brenda on Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Looking for father of Benjamin and Samuel


EHRHART, MEYER posted by Scott on Friday, June 9, 2000

The persons I am researching are George Henry Meyer and Christina Ehrhard who were married in Clearfield County about 1833 or 1834. Both were born in Germany, Christina in the city of Stuttgart in the (then) Kingdom of Wurttemburg.
George was one of the original three trustees of the Mount Carmel Evangelical Lutheran Church Society of Karthaus and Covington townships when it was organized on the 4th day of February, 1854. This fact is mentioned in History of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich. Sometime after this they moved to Iowa County, Wisconsin and in the early 1880s to Thayer County, Nebraska.
Any help regarding them or possible relations would be appreciated. Scott


MITCHELL posted by Linda Hiser on Monday, June 12, 2000

John Mitchell, born in Ireland, settled in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, PA before 1840. I would like to correspond with any descendants of John MITCHELL or if you are researching the Mitchell Surname in Clearfield County.


MCGOEY posted by Linda Hiser on Monday, June 12, 2000

I am researching the McGoey surname in Clearfield County, PA. John McGoey first appeared on the Clearfield County census in 1860. He married Mary Theresa Lynch (nee O'Neil) a widow in 1856. If you are also interested in the McGoey descendants in Clearfield County, please contact me.


GREEN posted by Linda Hiser on Monday, June 12, 2000

I am researching the Green surname in Girard Township, Clearfield County, PA. Four brothers from Ireland resided there in the 1800's, George & Susanna Green, Robert & Maria Green, Allen Green, and Bernard & Rosanna McGovern Green. I would like to share information with anyone researching this Green family.


MCGOVERN posted by Linda Hiser on Monday, June 12, 2000

I am interested in corresponding with anyone researching the McGOVERN family of LeConte's Mills, Clearfield County, PA during the 1800 and 1900's. Bernard McGovern, born about 1815 in Ireland, was a carpenter and farmer in the LeConte's Mills area. I am interested in his family.


RALSTON posted by Suzanne Downing on Tuesday, June 13, 2000

I am looking for the ancestors of Susannah Ralston; born abt 1814 and died abt. 1890. She was married to Richard Waple who was originally from Maryland. Any leads appreciated. Thank you.


GILMAN, KLARE posted by Suzanne Downing on Tuesday, June 13, 2000

I am looking for the ancestors of Ellen Klare and Charles A. Gilman who lived in Clearfield Co. in the 1800's. My grandfather, their son, John Simon Gilman was born abt. 1870. Believe Charles's ancestors may have come from New Jersey?


ELTRINGHAM posted by Leslie Keeney on Wednesday, June 14, 2000

William Eltringham (b.5-1851) and Julia (b.11-1855) had the following children: Charles, William, Garnet, Edith, Thomas, Frank, Blaine and Grace (b.1877-1899). The family lived in Mt Carmel and then DuBois. Does anyone know who Frank married? Was Kathleen (b. 1918) his daughter? What was her married name? I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you.


AND, CEMETARY, HILLCREST, SURVEYOR posted by Cathy Sanger on Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Does anyone know where I could obtain information on the town (I think) of SURVEYOR and records on who is buried at HILLCREST cemetary? I believe SURVEYOR is in GIRARD Township. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks.


KIRBY, STEWART posted by Jon Noring on Friday, June 16, 2000

Hello, I'm curious to see if anybody here has any more information on the descendents of Dr. G.W. Stewart (?George W.), who married Mollie Kirby in Williamsburg, PA on 12 Nov. 1861. They were married by Mollie's brother, Rev. Edmund Wesley Kirby, a ME minister serving at the time in Williamsburg, PA. (This information came from the Altoona Tribune of 21-Nov-1861). This request is being posted to the Clearfield county forum because it was also mentioned in the announcement that Dr. G.W. Stewart hailed from "New Washington", which from other evidence is mostly likely New Washington Township in west Clearfield Co. (Rev. Kirby served there the prior year.) I'm actually interested in finding Mollie Kirby's ancestry, since my research area is Rev. Edmund W. Kirby, my wife's direct Kirby ancestor. Edmund's and Mollie's parents were John H. Kirby of Maryland and Ann (Mary) Mansfield of England (this is *all* I know of them). Virginia and Maryland figure prominently in the Kirby family -- the connection with Pennsylvania is minor (Mollie was likely visiting her brother in PA when she met Dr. Stewart). So my actual focus is mainly on Mollie Kirby, where she was born, where she died, her obituary, siblings, etc., etc. If Dr. G.W. Stewart stayed in Clearfield county, that is where I'd find this information on her.


TAPPER posted by Deborah Logsdon on Friday, June 16, 2000

I'm looking for any information on the TAPPER family from Clearfield County and from Jefferson County. If anyone has any information please contact me. Thank you..


RALSTON, WAPLE posted by Suzanne Downing on Friday, June 16, 2000

My gggrand father and mother were Richard Waple and Susannah Ralston of Clearfield the 1880's. I am seeking the ancestors of Susannah(about whom I know nothing)and Richard who's father was James. The Waple's originally came from Prince George in Maryland.


GILMAN, KLARE posted by Suzanne Downing on Friday, June 16, 2000

Charles A. Gilman and his wife Ellen Klare were living in Clearfield Co. in the 1850's. They had several children, my grandfather John Simon Gilman, Minnie, and Loy, and I think others. I am seeking the ancestors of both. The Gilman's may have come from NY,NY, or NH. I know nothing of the Klare's. Any help appreciated..


CAMPBELL, MCMASTERS, MORRISON posted by Bonnie Prete on Sunday, June 18, 2000

Descended from Campbells and McMasters from the LaJose area of PA (south of Clearfield). Looking for perhaps a family bible record of graves at McMasters Cemetery aka "Rabbit Hill". Looking for information where RobertCampbell and wife Rhoda McMasters are buried. It is possible that they are buried at Rabbit Hill. Robert Campbell was the son of Robert Campbell, Sr., "The Fifer" in Rev War. Robert, Sr. and wife Rachel Morrison were from Tioga and Lycoming Counties of PA. Grandfather Samuel Campbell came to US in 1740 at the age of two from Ireland/Scotland.
Also I have a picture of Sarah Palmer Campbell wife of Ogden Campbell (son of above Robert, Jr.) with a baby on her lap that is identified as Baby John McMasters which was taken in the early 1900's. Would love to share information! Thanks! Bonnie Prete ( or PS Visited Rabbit Hill in summer of 1998 - have map and directions to share. There are many unmarked graves in small and quaint family cemetery.


BRADY, PAINTER posted by Jim Shanahan on Sunday, June 18, 2000

I am looking for info on Daniel Brady, born 1849 in Pennsylvania, married Nancy Painter and had a son Thomas Franklin Brady 4 August 1875 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.


GILPATRICK, WILSON posted by Doris on Sunday, June 18, 2000

I am looking for information on my grandparents. My grandfather was Gordon Robert Wilson I believe he was born in Mahaffey or Glen Ritchy. His birthdate is October 29-31 1897. He married my grandmother Leona Gilpatrick April 1st 1919. I do not know where though. Some time after his birth he moved to Barnesboro. I think his parents names are John and Margaret. I believe her maiden name is Hutchinson. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


COMMINO, HOLMES posted by Cathy Sanger on Tuesday, June 20, 2000

I'm looking for information on Sylvester COMMINO, who was married to Ada HOLMES. They had three children. Sylvester died in 1953 in Surveyor, Girard Township, Clearfield County and was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Does anyone know where Surveyor is or have records of burials in Hillcrest Cemetery? Thanks.


CURLEY posted by Karen Mason on Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Looking for Washington Curley b. 1848 in Clearfield, son of Patrick and Lavina (Leonard) Curley. I don't know if he was in Clearfield at the time of his death. His son had gone to MI. Would like to have that information or any other relevant info. Thanks.


DIVINEY, HINKLE posted by Charlie Hinkle on Friday, June 23, 2000

Looking for information on the families of Philip R. Hinkle, and Emma Diviney of Clearfield Co., PA. They were married 7-1-1860.


KNAPPENBERGER, KNUPPENBURG posted by Sue Appleton on Friday, June 23, 2000

The KNAPPENBERGER family is searching for all members of the family which includes a branch spelled KNUPPENBURG. It seems that John Preston KNUPPENBURG, son of Adam KNUPPENBURG lived in Clearfield Co., PA. WE have found a piece of information about a Clemen(tine)(?) KNUPPENBURG/female born 1870 and died at 2 months of measles in Clearfield Co., PA. The information indicates that John Preston was her father. Looking for information on any KNUPPENBURG or KNAPPENBERGER. Please respond to Thank you.


TURNER posted by Mary Vanhorn on Saturday, June 24, 2000

would like information on a wade turner death around 1949 thank you


OCONNOR, PICKERING posted by Tracy Taylor on Sunday, June 25, 2000

Seeking info on John O'Connor married to Polly Pickering in Barnsley, England. They emigrated to Tyler,Clearfield Co, PA in late 1800's with their 2 of their children, Alice O'Connor and Doris O'Connor. I believe John O'Connor died around 1912 at age 57 and is buried in Tyler, PA.


IRWIN, MARTIN, MOYER, SNYDER posted by Beverly DuVal on Monday, June 26, 2000

Seeking information on parents of Eleanor Hazel MARTIN (b. 19 Mar 1899, Clearfield Co., PA; d. 26 Dec 1983, Erie, PA). Father: John Henry MARTIN, b. about Sep 1854 in PA; Mother: Ida Priscilla SNYDER, b. Mar 1866, PA. John's mother was Elizabeth MOYER. Ida's parents were: George W. SNYDER, b. about May 1839, PA, m. 25 Apr 1865 in Clearfield, PA, to Eleanor V. IRWIN, b. 1842, PA.


BIGLER, REED posted by Richard Reed on Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Looking for info on Gov William Bigler 1814-1880 and his wife Marie Jane Reed. William died Aug. 9,1880 in Clearfield and is buried in Hillcrest Cem. Also any info on Reed's


COLLINS posted by Virginia borkowski on Wednesday, June 28, 2000

In the 1850 census as far as I can tell there is only one Collins in clearfield Co. Patrick page 336 Boggs Twp. I hoping to find out where he was born and if he has any family. If not I will have to rent the film to my lib. thank you for any help.


BEYER, CUPPLES posted by William Cupples on Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Looking for parents of Mary and Frances CUPPLES. Both lived with their grandmother, Frances BEYER, of Gulich Twp in 1900? Also looking for parents of Russell CUPPLES? Russell lived in Houtzdale, Pa in 1920.


VANDUSEN posted by Jacquelyn Lorenz on Friday, June 30, 2000

Hello, I am reasearching the VanDusen name. Any descendents of Theodore VanDusen, circa 1880's. He apparently owned a store and resided in the Holtzdale area during that period.



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