Margaret Helen Dunmire Schrecongost
I was born November 17, 1929 at the family home in South Bend Twp. Attending the birth was Dr. Keeler from Elderton, PA. The doctors came to the homes for births and illnesses at that time. My brother Jim is two years younger, and brother David is seventeen years younger. David was born the year I graduated from high school.
I attended a one-room grade school at South Bend from first to eighth grade. Four years of high school at Elders Ridge Vocational High School, Elders Ridge, PA. When attending grade school we met the school bus at my Grandfather Smith's farm, a mile from our farm. Our first bus was a 3-seat car. Then a small school bus. Through the years the buses got larger, then the high school bus was about the same size as a medium-size bus today.
When old enough, I did baby sitting, helped at several homes with house cleaning. Two summers I worked at Wissinger's store at South Bend when they were on vacation. What I liked best about working at the store was helping sort the mail. The South Bend Post Office was in the store then. What I liked the least was using the meat slicer. I was always afraid I would slice my fingers. I helped with the farm work; milking cows, helping my dad in the fields making hay, cutting grain and stomping down the hay and straw in the barn.
After I got married and left home, my dad got the more modern machinery, hay bailer, combine, etc. I also had other chores; gathering eggs, feeding the pigs and chickens, ironing, making beds. My mother taught me to sew, quilt, cook, make bread, cakes, pies, etc. She made most of my clothes while I was growing up. I was in a 4-H sewing club. Also I had sewing in high school. So when I was older I made my own clothes and after I was married and had daughters, I made their clothes also.
I married Glenn Raymond Schrecongost October 19,1951. Our first home was a small house on my Granddad Smith's farm.In 1965, we moved to Elderton. We had four children; Kathleen Patricia, born January 8, 1953; Glenda Susan, born July 16, 1956; Jennifer Ellen, born January 30, 1960, and Richard Glenn, born July 21, 1967.
Glenn died September 13, 1981 of a heart attack. He is buried at the South Bend Cemetery.
1.Kathleen Patricia Schrecongost
Daughter, Shawna Leigh, born April 19, 19722. Glenda Susan Schrecongost
Married -Wesley Daniel McCutcheon -August 13. 1994
Married -David Allen Cook -July 7, 1990
Daughter -Theresa Elizabeth, Born October 15, 19913. Jennifer Ellen Schrecongost
Married -Kipp Frank Welteroth -July 10,1982 (Divorced -2004)
Daughter- Trista Lynn, Born January 29, 19854. Richard Glenn Schrecongost
Son -Shane Ryan, Born August 10, 1994