Jefferson County, PA
Posted Queries for January 1997 

CAMPBELL, STANTLEY posted by Kathy Lupton on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Researching John CAMPBELL and Elizabeth STANTLEY family of Ringgold Township. They were married circa 1842 and had children Almira, Obediah, William H., Deborah (Minnie), John F., Robert, James M., Charles H. and Ellen. The family moved to Crawford County, Ohio circa 1855. Need any information about this family.


BRAUGHLER posted by David Braughler on Thursday, January 2, 1997

I am looking for any information on the name BRAUGHLER. Many settled in DuBois, Punxy, Rossiter, etc. Any help is greatly appreciated.


HOLT, MCANINCH posted by Dick Cleary on Thursday, January 2, 1997

I'm looking for information on the parents and grandparents of Nancy Ellen MCANINCH who married Henry P. HOLT in Jeff. Co. c. 1850. Records show Nancy to have been the daughter of an Elijah MCANINCH, but there were evidently two Elijah MCANINCHs in Jeff. Co. around this time, the sons of brothers William and Henry(?) MCANINCH, and I haven't been able as yet to discover which Elijah fathered Nancy. If anyone has any info. on this family from before 1850


COVERT, YOUNT posted by Dawn Covert on Thursday, January 2, 1997

Looking for information on the Isaac COVERT and Samuel YOUNT families of the Brookville and Knox Twp.from the 1800's.


IRVIN, IRWIN, POSTLETHWAITE, ROSS, WRIGHT posted by Vonda DeMerritt on Thursday, January 2, 1997

Need proof that John POSTLETHWAITE born ca 1766-68, prob. Lancaster Co., PA, died 1852 Jefferson Co., PA married 1793 either Mifflin Co. or Huntingdon Co. Sarah ROSS, daughter of James ROSS, was son of John POSTLETHWAITE (Rev.Soldier) b. 1736 Lancaster Co. d. 6 Oct 1802, Wayne Twp., Mifflin Co. married 1st Hannah WRIGHT who d. cas 1770 Lancaster Co., m. 2nd Susannah IRWIN/IRVIN. Need written proof of father - son relationship for DAR.


FISCUS, HAGERTY, MCCRACKEN, MCKINLEY posted by Peggy Johnston on Thursday, January 2, 1997

I am looking for any information on James HAGERTY, Della HAGERTY, Mary FISCUS, Joshua MCKINLEY, Robert Russell MCKINLEY, John MCCRACKEN, & Margaret MCCRACKEN. I hope somebody in Brookville and Jefferson County can help me. Thank you in advance.


HUBER, REITZ posted by Richard Jones on Thursday, January 2, 1997

Looking for the parents of Charles George HUBER who was married to Sarah Jane REITZ on May 31st, 1884 in Jefferson County PA.


MCCRACKEN posted by Trooper McCracken on Thursday, January 2, 1997

Seeking information on the MCCRACKEN of Jefferson County Pa. My Great Grandfather was born in Jefferson County in 1840,s. His father was Hugh B MCCRACKEN. They came to Kentucky some time after My G Grandfather William C MCCRACKEN was born in Jefferson County Pa. I have a lot of good information on the MCCRACKEN's, just ask. Thank you so much.


BUCHEIT, WEBER posted by Eleanor Mitchell on Thursday, January 2, 1997

I'm trying to locate family which I have a few notes from an aunt. Henry WEBER lived in Luthersburg has 125 acres. Henry W. WEBER Troutville 54 acres. Fred WEBER lived south of Dubois. P WEBER 131 acres in Jefferson County. My grand father was Charles WEBER SR. married to Catherene BUCHEIT they were married in 1866 near Sykesville. Would like all information I can obtain.


BUCHEITT, BUCHITTE, MARSHALL, WEBER posted by Eleanor Mitchell on Thursday, January 2, 1997

I'm trying to obtain information on the WEBER's and BUCHEITT. P.J. BUCHITTE has 120 acres west of US 119 near Sykesville and his daughter Catherene married Charles August WEBER in 1866. This was my great grandparents would like to have the names of their children which my grandfather was one. The WEBER children were raised by a Quaker family, and their names were H.R. Knarr and his wife was Catherine MARSHALL. They lived in Rumburger.


DOVERSPIKE, GRINDER, HETRICK, MILLIRON, MOORE posted by John Richardson on Thursday, January 2, 1997

Looking for info on the GRINDER Family, lived in Punxsutawney area. Also, related families of HETRICK, MOORE, DOVERSPIKE and MILLIRON.


ISHMAN, ISHTMAN, KETH posted by Kathy Schmid on Thursday, January 2, 1997

Seeking information on family of Joseph and Margaret (alias Rebecca)ISHMAN or ISHTMAN, in Pine Creek Township, Jefferson Co. by 1860 census. Oldest son Nelson (b. 1837) d. in Civil War, 2nd son William survived to marry Rachel Ann KETH in 1870. Other children: Mary Ellen, Joseph, Robert, Nancy Jane, Henry, Caroline, Margaret, Catherine, Lucinda, Sarah Elizabeth, Frank. Joseph & Margaret ISHTMAN both d.1889 in Jefferson Co. Frank inheri


MCCOMB, TEMPLETON posted by Dennis Templeton on Thursday, January 2, 1997

Looking for information on Walter TEMPLETON. He is listed in the 1820 Pennsylvania census in Jefferson County, Pine Creek Township. He is also listed in the Jefferson County census of 1830. My great-great grandfather's name was also Walter TEMPLETON and could have been the son or nephew of the Walter TEMPLETON in question. He was born in Pennsylvania on October 14, 1825 (where unknown). He married Sarah H. MCCOMB November 8,


MCCLELLAN, NEWCOME posted by Joe Hoover on Friday, January 3, 1997

NEWCOME and MCCLELLAN from about 1790 to 1850 in Sprankle Mills. I have much of the NEWCOME information on my web site at:


BROOKS, HOLOWELL posted by Paul Forquer on Sunday, January 5, 1997

I have record of ancestors named HOLOWELL in Indiana County. In 1858 Catherine HOLOWELL married John BROOKS of Jefferson County. Her parents were Edward and Annie HOLOWELL. I would like more information.


FIKE, FYKE posted by Dennis Fyke on Sunday, January 5, 1997

I am Dennis FYKE, son of Earl FYKE, who was the son of Glenn FIKE, who was the son of Daniel FIKE, who was the son of John FIKE, who was the son of Peter FIKE. John and Peter were both in the Civil War along with John's brother Adam. Our homes centered around Big Soldier, Brookville, and Sykesville. Information on any of them would be appreciated. Newspaper articles, diaries, or letters from any member of the 105th Pa. Vols. or the 57th Pa. Vols. would hold my interest as well! Thank you all for even reading this inquiry.


EDMONDS, KIFER, KROH, PARKER, SHAFFER, SMITH posted by John Donis on Saturday, January 11, 1997

Mary KIFER born about the 2nd of Nov. 1814, location unknown, married David EDMONDS, born 20 Mar. 1814 in Northampton Co., about 1840. David's father (John)William EDMONDS settled in Redbank Twp. Clarion Co. in 1817. William is buried in the Reformed and Lutheran cemetery in Monroe Twp., Clarion Co. David EDMONDS and Mary KIFER had 7 children: Milton J. Edmonds born 1843, Ohm, Jefferson Co; John Augustus EDMONDS (my direct ancestor) born 2 Oct 1847 in Clarion, Co married Arilla KROH in Brookville, Jefferson Co. daughter of Benewell KROH and Caroline SHAFFER ;Mary A. EDMONDS born 1848, married Alpert A SMITH ;Susanna EDMONDS 31 May 1851 married Thomas PARKER; William EDMONDS born 1855;Ruben EDMONDS born 1858. Looking for the family of Mary KIFER my "brickwall" ancestor. I have a photograph of her and even some of her personal belongings but have not been able to make any connections.


CHITESTER, UPLINGER posted by S. Aaron Peavy on Saturday, January 11, 1997

I am looking for any additional information on John Elmer CHITESTER (born near Brookville, PA on May 11, 1861 and died in Jefferson Co. on October 1960) and his family. One of many sons and at least one daughter of John CHITESTER (a Welsh man who came from the Philadelphia area with his father and brothers probably in the 1830's) and Maggie UPLINGER. Any information would be appreciated.


HINKLEY posted by Christi Brogan on Sunday, January 12, 1997

I am searching for the HINKLEY family that was possibly from Brookville. The children of an Ira HINKLEY included my ggrandfather, Charles HINKLEY and they were " admitted to the Brookville Home on 9/7/1890. I am trying to find out what the Brookville Home was and if it was indeed in Brookville PA. Any information would be most appreciated!


STIVER posted by Beverley Stiver Hotton on Sunday, January 12, 1997

STIVER - I would like to hear from anyone with this name in their family. I have been working on the STIVERs from Indiana and Jefferson Counties for 25 years and have a lot of information to share.


LOMAN, MCMANIGLE, WELLS posted by Kristine Hurd on Sunday, January 12, 1997

I am researching my ggrandparents David LOMAN (sp?) MCMANIGLE b. May 15, 1853 in Johnstown, PA d. May 27, 1922 Walcott, ND. married 1871 Jane WELLS b. Brookville Pa April 2, 1856 d. Sept 1930 Charles City, IA. They had 14 children. I believe Jane's parents were James F. WELLS b. abt. 1815 in New York and Mary Catherine b. abt 1830 in PA. They had three children according to 1860 census records, Jane b. 1856, Pircis b. 1858 and Ann b. 1859. I would appreciate any additional information. Thank you. Kristine


JUNG, MICHAEL, SCHWARTZ, YOUNG posted by Daniel Young on Sunday, January 12, 1997

Looking form information on George YOUNG, aka Georg Young, Georg JUNG, b. 1770 in Germany, beleived to have arrived in US in 1796 in Philadelphia abord ship "Holland" 8/19/1796. Lived in Higgens area of Schyulkill Co. in early 1800's, moved to Clover Twp, Jefferson Co, PA in 1834. Wife Elizabeth SCHWARTZ, b. 1781 in New Jersy. Son MICHAEL YOUNG b. 8/16/1823 in Schyulkill Co, from birth certificate. Other census data shows a Catherine (sp?) (YOUNG?) living with family, b. 1801, and a Daniel YOUNG, b. 1821.


LANE, YARWORTH posted by Dianne Norton on Thursday, January 16, 1997

I am looking for the parents of Cordelia LANE born May 1856 in PA, died 1924 and is buried in Jefferson Co, PA She was married to John D. YARWORTH. They had 10 children: John YARWORTH B: Sept 30, 1891 in Reynoldsville, Jefferson Co, PAMargarette YARWORTH (B):? Mary Francis YARWORTH (B);June 27, 1878 Luzern Co, PA Catherine YARWORTH (B); Feb 1883 in PADavid YARWORTH (B): Oct 1885 in PA, Authur YARWORTH (B): Oct 1887 in PA, Francis YARWORTH (B): Oct 1889 in PA
Ruth YARWORTH (B): May 18, 1899 Coal Glen, Jefferson Co, PA, Westley Elais YARWORTH (B): Mar 7, 1894 Reynoldsville, Jefferson Co, PA, Gomer YARWORTH (B): Mar 10, 1897 Reynoldsville, Jefferson Co, PA, I would appreciate any help that you can give to me. Thanks


FAUST, FOUST, LYONS, PENNILWELLL, SCHIRER posted by Donna Keith on Friday, January 17, 1997

Grt.grandfather Jacob FAUST born 2/12/1843 Lycoming County, died 1/10/1921 Hazen,PA. Married to Cathern (Cass)LYONS, born 5/21/1851 in West Fountain, PA, died 3/1936 Hazen, PA. Also, GGgrandfather John FOUST died 1898, married to Elizabeth (Esther) SCHIRER, died 1875 Jacob or Cathern could of had a parent by the name of Jacob PENNILWELLL born in the 1700's. Any information would be appreciated.


PITTSLEY posted by Caron Mosey on Saturday, January 18, 1997

Looking for the gravesite of Casper (Kaspar) S. PITTSLEY. He lived in the township of Winslow, Pennsylvania. Could someone do a cemetery check for me there?


PITTSLEY posted by Caron Mosey on Saturday, January 18, 1997

Looking for any available information on this family in the late 1800's. Caspar and his wife Annie (or Fannie) PITTSLEY are listed on the 1900 census, as well as the 1920 census. Children I know of are sons Merton and Oris Jay, and daughter Susan. If you have earlier census information that might include Oscar, I would love to hear from you.


DOUGLASS, SHIELDS posted by Polli Hollenbaugh on Thursday, January 23, 1997

I am looking descendants of James and Margaret DOUGLASS SHIELDS to include in a family history. James was a soldier in the American Revolution and is buried in the old Findley Street cemetery in Punxsutawney. He lived to be over one hundred years old. James and Margaret lived in Indiana County. Many of their descendants lived in Jefferson County. I am also looking for any information on their ancestors. I have been unable to find parentage for either of them. James is reported to have been born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, but I have not been able to find any proof of this. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


GRAF posted by Cynthia Kirkland on Saturday, January 25, 1997

Charles GRAF b.1824 Germany married Margaret ? in about 1855? in Punxsutawney, PA. This couple and eight of their 10 children moved to Ohio in about 1878. We are interested in finding out Margaret's last name and where she was from.


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