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Posted Queries for January 2000

HINES, MALEHORN, WILSON posted by Dennis Brandt on Sunday, January 2, 2000

Looking for data on a Civil War soldier named Joseph Harry HINES (b. 1837; d. April 14, 1899 in Ridgeway, Elk County, Pennsylvania). He mustered into Company C, 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, September 14, 1861. The unit was primarily from York County, Pennsylvania. Daniel was from Winterstown. Alias Harry H. WILSON, he assumed his stepfather's name after the war.
Other personal data: Son of Issac Hines; his widowed mother remarried John Wilson; married Mary Catharine MALEHORN at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, May 6, 1869; children: Susan (b. 06/04/84); Lafayette (b. 08/14/87); Clyde (b. 04/14/89).

BARR, MILLER posted by Mike Marsh on Monday, January 3, 2000

I'm looking for any information on Allen BARR who lived in Dent's Run, Elk county. He was born 4/28/1827 in Cameron county and was the son of William Barr and Sally MILLER, he was the grandson of John Barr who immigrated from Ireland in 1787. He was one of fourteen childern, one of whom, Selena, was my great great grandmother. If you have any connection to this research please contact me.

SUTHERLAND, WALKER posted by Kathy Osgood on Thursday, January 6, 2000

Does anyone have access to the 1900 census? My grandfather was born on 7/25/1898 in St. Mary's or Glen Hazel according to various sources. His parents are listed as Clarence SUTHERLAND and Joretta WALKER SUTHERLAND. Horace was their son. I appreciate any help.

NIST posted by Ron Quigley on Thursday, January 6, 2000

Looking for any information on Joseph or Jacob or Phillip Nist. There where at least two Nist Family Farms up till about mid 1850's then the were supposedly sold and families moved to Pittsburgh, Pa. If you have any information, records, etc. or questions, please contact me.

BROWN, FLETCHER, LONGSTRETH, PEDDICORD, PUNSHON posted by Barry Brown on Friday, January 7, 2000

Seeking info on Thomas & Esther (PUNSHON) FLETCHER who lived in Elk Co. late 1800's early 1900's. Need death dates, burials, any info will help. They were both born in England and immigrated to Pennsylvania around 1880. I have many descendants..

COLE, RHONE posted by Stephen Cole on Friday, January 7, 2000

Searching for information about Ezra Rhone and Mary E. 'COLE' Rhone. Mary was born in 1848 died 1921. Ezra b.? died 1914. Both resided in St. Marys, Elk Co. Would appreciate contact with a descendant. Ezra was a vet of the Civil War and served with the 58th PA Vol. or so I'm told..

BORING, GUYER, HIBBARD, KELLEY, MCCRACKEN, MELIUS, NIPPS posted by Josie Rudnik on Tuesday, January 11, 2000

I am searching for any leads to ancestors or descendants of George M.KELLEY & Susie McCRACKEN,my great-grandparents. I am told George's middle name is Mead or Meade. Susie's might be Anna. George was born in 1891 in Mahaffey,Pa & died 3/25/1955(I am told he died somewhere near Altoona,Pa.He had family there???). Susie was born in 1889 in Grampian,Pa & died April,1942 at Memorial Hospital in Johnstown,Pa. She lived in the Lincoln section of Nanty-Glo,Pa.Her obit says she was the sister of Edward & David McCRACKEN of Lumber City,Pa,Cort & Newton McCRACKEN,Mrs.Carl NIPPS,& Mrs.Emma GUYER all of Grampian,Pa and Barney McCRACKEN of Oakland Grove,Ill. They had 3 children:Mary E. KELLEY,born 9/1/1911 and died 10/22/1975. She married Edgar MELIUS.Ralph KELLEY,born 5/9/1914 and died 9/10/1981. He married Nellie HIBBARD. Harvey J.KELLEY,born 11/30/1916 and died 9/21/1944. He married Mary BORING(My grandparents). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ELLERINGHAM posted by Leslie Keeney on Friday, January 14, 2000

Seeking anyone with this unusual surname. Frank Elleringham DOB 1891 of particular interest..

HINDMAN, LUKEHART, NOBLE, ROWLAND posted by James Hindman on Saturday, January 15, 2000

Looking for parents of Arthur ROWLAND, believed to have been born in WarrenCounty or Elk County. He died in 1928 in an auto accident while in his early twenties, and is believed to be buried in Corry, Pa. His mother is believed to have been living near Johnsonburg, Elk County, about 1941. Arthur and his siblings Alice (m. Jack Kessler) and Clark, another sister, and possibly a brother named George, were in an orphange for a time before Alice got them out. Their father was apparently very ill, and their mother unable to care for them. Arthur married Bernice HUTCHINSON (1892-1983), who possibly was from the Corry area. She lived many years in Corry, but died in Florida. Their son married my sister.

ENZ posted by Tom Smith on Sunday, January 16, 2000

looking for info on Sam Enz burried at Grant along with his mother Hetti and sister born and raised between Grant and Dents Run Pa. on his mothers farm.

GLEIXNER, SCHMIDT posted by Valerie on Monday, January 17, 2000

Looking for info on Schmidt family. Emigrated from Batavia Germany area in 1884 to St. Marys, PA. Also, Gleixner family from St. Marys, PA..

DIEHL, WALSH posted by Leo Downey on Wednesday, January 19, 2000

I had an aunt name Mary WALSH, she was born in St.Marys,Pa. Her maiden name was DIEHL. I do not known her husband name. She had a one son that I known of his name was James and I beleive his was born in the early 1920's.They lived mostly in Kane,Pa.I haven't go too far into that side of my family yet..

PATTERSON, PATTERSONS posted by Leslie Keeney on Wednesday, January 19, 2000

I would like to correspond with any PATTERSONS or PATTERSON relatives who have ancestors from Elk County. From what little I know about my relatives are that they may have operated the Benezette Tavern or Inn approx. 1900-1920, perhaps longer. My great grandfather was Harry H. Patterson dob circa 1873. His first wife was Ella English. My grandmother was Pauline Patterson dob 9-20-1899. I believe that Harry had several sisters one of whom was named Georgia.Thank you..

RAFFERTY, RUDY posted by Martin Juul on Tuesday, January 25, 2000

Looking for information on the families of William Rudy and Mary Rafferty. One son, John Cliffton Rudy, was born October 13, 1890 in Shaffee, Elk County, Pennsylvania. Appreciate any assistance..

BRUNNER, ECKEL, ECKLE posted by Nancy Beaumont on Friday, January 28, 2000

According to obituary Magdalena Eckel was born 15 Dec 1849 in St. Marys, PA, and died 10 Sep 1910 in Browns, Clinton Co., IA. She is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Sugar Creek, IA. Family notes indicate that father was John Eckel and mother Barbara Brunner. Records at St. Joseph's Church show a Nicholas Eckel helped build the church in 1855. Margretha Eckel b. 1856 is known to be a sister, but not sure if born in PA or IA. Any help is locating this family would be sincerely appreciated..

MATTER, MOTTER, SMITH posted by Nancy Rudolph on Saturday, January 29, 2000

Looking for gg uncle, Calvin Smith who is listed as a rail sawyer and living with his brother, my g grandfather, Curtis Elmer Smith in 1900 census.
Calvin was born 1879 --most likely in Jefferson County to Emanuel Smith and Sarah Motter/Matter
The last reference I have to him is in a 1938 obit in the Erie paper for his brother Curtis. It says he's living in Nitro West Virginia.
Would like to know wife, siblings, etc.

BROWN, DENISON, HOLLINGSWORTH posted by Dee Zito on Sunday, January 30, 2000

Searching for the parents and/or siblings of Sam BROWN, prob. born 1855-1865. Sam married Almina Elvina HOLLINGSWORTH April 19, 1893 in Elk Co. Almina was the oldest child of Hiram & Jane M. DENISON HOLLINGSWORTH. I have no other information on Sam BROWN, but I do have a photo of him that my grandmother left us. Looking for any clues at all, and as always, I'm glad to share whatever info I have. If anyone would like a copy of the photo, please e-mail me directly.


[Isaiah Murray, s/o John & Hannah Hollingsworth Murray and Leah Hicks, d/o John C. & Mary Elizabeth Conway Hicks]


Isaiah Murray of Benezette Penna. and Leah Hicks of Gibson Penna. were united in the Bans of Matrimony at Centreville, PA Feb 17th AD 1853 By C. D. Schultze, J.P.


Jacob English Wm M. Murray


Isaiah Murray of Benezette Penna. was born January 24th 1831
Leah Hicks Born March 23rd AD 1835
Elizabeth Alwilda Murray Born Dec 23rd AD 1853
John Amberson Murray Born Jan 28th AD 1856
William Roland Murray Born July 9th AD 1859
Isaiah Leroy Murray Born No 25th 1861
Martha Jenira Murray Born Jan 31st AD 1863
Austin E. Murray Born Aug 17th AD 1866
Orpha Jane Murray Born April 29th AD 1869
Annie Eulalia Murray Born Sept 10th AD 1872
Leah Rebecca Born June 16 1875


William Roland Murray Died Dec 25th 1861 Aged * years 5 mos and 17 days
Elizabeth A. Murray Died July 11th 1863 Aged 10 years 5 mo 8 days
Isaiah Leroy Murray Died July 14th 1863 Aged 1 year 7 mo 19 days
Leah Rebecca Murray Died June ** 1875
Leah Murray Died September 22nd 1897
Eulalia Hollingsworth Died Dec 20 1912
Isaiah Murray Died December 31, 1902
Martha J. Woodring Died Dec 17, 1905
John Murray Died Mar 3 1925 Aged 70

[Notes: John Amberson m. Lydia Bardo, Martha Jenira m. Michael Woodring, Austin E. m. Minnie Emma Krebs, Harriet Hicks Barr, & Mary Moody, Orpha Jane m. Franklin Vine Hollingsworth, Annie "Eulalia" m. Delbert Murray Hollingsworth]

DOLLINGER posted by David Kane on Sunday, January 30, 2000

Seeking info re: John Dollinger. He was born in Germany in about 1813 and migrated to Elk County through PA. Had twin sons born in 1848 named John and Jacob. Wife was Catherine. 8 more children later born to second wife Leuth.Thank you ..

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