Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for January thru February 1997


WIMER, WIMMER posted by Jim de Waal Malefyt on Friday, January 31, 1997

Looking for any information about Jacob WIMER/WIMMER who appears in the 1800 US Census for Westmoreland Co. What township did he live in and did he buy land? From here he moved to Ohio and then Indiana.


WIMMER posted by Jim de Waal Malefyt on Tuesday, February 4, 1997

WIMMER - Looking for information on Jacob and Jemima WIMMER who lived in Westmoreland County between 1795 and 1815, and any baptism records of their children, especially William WIMMER b. abt 1795. Jim de Waal Malefyt - malefyt@juno.com


BENNETT posted by Sherry Jesberger on Sunday, February 9, 1997

Seeking information on the Westmorland Co., BENNETT family. My 3x great grandparents, James and Catherine (Edwards) Bennett were there in 1850 with children, Eliza, Susanna, James, John, William and David. They gradually made their way up to Elk County, PA. Is there any relation to Moses Bennett who lives a few houses away in 1850? Any help or clues greatly appreciated.


BOYD, MCGREW posted by Cathy McGrew on Sunday, February 9, 1997

I am looking for Alexander MCGREW who held the patent(deed) for the town now called Rillton, Westmoreland Co, PA. He was married to Martha Kirk McGrew - their son John is my connection - John's sister Anne inherited the property and was married to a BOYD.


HART, RUSH posted by Norman Sundheim on Sunday, February 9, 1997

Looking for parents of Henry HART b.@1745/50 was in Westmoreland @1770-1795 then migrated to Ky. poss son of Miles HART, from Bucks County, Miles son of Thomas "the Elder" Thomas the son John HART and Susanna RUSH looking to prove or disprove...


CAMPBELL posted by Bob Campbell on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

I am looking for information on Joseph Francis CAMPBELL & his father Sylvester CAMPBELL. Joseph Campbells' son Andrew was born in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., 11-15-1910.


DECKER, JONES posted by John Decker on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

I am looking for descendants of and information pertaining to Jacob(Job) DECKER. Son of Isaac , Westmoreland Co. b. ca 1780 d. 1835 Jacob (Job) moved to Cambria County c 1825-1830. I am also seeking descendants of George DECKER b. c 1805 d. 1864. George married Margaret JONES , they had the following children: Rachel, Ann, Joseph, Elmore, David, Walter ,Willard, Fillmore. Any information on these or any other Deckers from Cambria County would be greatly appreciated. I have data on Deckers from the Westmoreland, Indiana, Cambria and Blair Co's circa 1800 to the present that I will share.


EDMONDS, KAEUFER, KIFER, KIVER, WAGLE, WAGLEY, WEAGLE, WEAGLY posted by John Donis on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

Mary KIFER was baptised in the Greensburg Lutheran Church 12 Oct. 1815; the daughter of (John)Adam KIFER(KAEUFER) and Susanah WAGLEY. Mary KIFER married David EDMONDS of Monroe Twp. Jefferson County about 1840. They also lived in Beaver Twp. Jefferson County. Adam KIFER died in Monroe Twp. Clarion county in 1856. His father Henry of South Huntington Twp. or Hempfield Twp. Westmorland county puchased land in Redbank Twp., then Armstrong county in 1808. Another Henry and his wife Mary of Hempfield Twp. purchased land in Toby Twp., then Armstrong county in 1828, I believe that this Henry is Adam's brother.Census records seem to indicated that the KIFERs came to Westmorland County after 1780. A Henry KIFER in 1783 is listed in the tax records in the PA Archives Series 3 vol XXII with 150 acres in Hempfield Twp. No other KIFERs or any variation of that name is found in Westmorland county at this time. Also listed is a Abraham and Issac WEAGLE also in Hempfield Twp. In 1786 Henry KIVER and Issac WAGLEY are mentioned in the tax records for Hempfield Twp. South District. Looking for more information on these and other early KIFER,KEEFERs KEEVERs, ect. and WAGLEY, WAGLE, WEAGLY, ect. in Westmorland County.


HOUGH posted by Denise Gresh on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

I am looking for information on the ancestors/descendants of Jacob HOUGH of Westmoreland County, PA.


MCCUTCHEON, REED, SPEAR posted by Jeffrey Reed on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

I am looking for information, gravesite, etc on John & Archibald REED of Westmoreland Co who emigrated with their widowed mother from Lewtownlimavady, Derry Co, Ireland in June of 1774. John & James both fought in the American Revolutionary War under Capt. Thomas Campbells' Company Rangers and was discharged at Ft. Wallis April 1780. Other children were: Jeanet, Andrew, James (d 1820) m. Sarah SPEAR (died in 1829) in 1791 and had at least two sons, Matthew & Robert who emigrated to Wabash Co., Indiana. Matthew died in 1849. Matthew married Isabella MCCUTCHEON around 1824. She was born in 1802 and died in 1859 and is buried in the Wheeler Cemetery, Koskioska Co, Indiana along with Matthew and Robert REED.


RUDOLPH, TAWNEY, WILLIARD posted by Betty Rudolph on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

Need information on descendants of Adam TAWNEY b. 1796 and his wife Ann Elizabeth RUDOLPH b. June 1 1797 in Westmoreland Co.) Their children were: Sarah b. 1820 m. David WILLIARD Michael b. 1824 John b. 1827 m. Christena RUDOLPH David b. 1835


LONG, WIBLE posted by Barbara Shannon on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

Looking for information regarding an incident that may have been know as the Murrysville Riot. In a poem written by my ggrandfather William Porter LONG, he writes of being arrested for an incident that may have occurred on February 15, 1884. He says that on the 5th of May 1884, Joseph WIBLE(who we know know to be his father-in-law) paid his bail and he was released from jail. The last stanza of the poem indicates that he went to trial in 1890 and was found innocent. The poem mostly proclaims his innocence and his love for his family, but never mentions what he was arrested for. He signs the poem, W.B. LONG, Murrysville Riot. I've been trying for about 3 years to find out more but to no avail. Any information and clues would be appreciated.


GILKEY posted by Bruce Williams on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

Looking for information on the GILKEY family. Francis and James GILKEY were early settlers in Westmoreland County. Any and all GILKEY information appreciated.


HARRIS, WOODS posted by Robert Woods on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

John WOODS b. abt 1805 Westmoreland County m. Mahala HARRIS in 1838 in Posey Co, In. John Woods died in 1858 in adjacent Gibson Co. Ind. Between 1838 and 1858 John and Mahala Woods had the following children: Stephen Harrison,William James, Mary Jane, Casander, Isaac W, Eliza M. (twins), Sylvester, Richard W., Elnora, Van Ransler, Margaret, I am hoping that someone will recognize these names as names used in their WOODS family. At this time we know nothing of John WOODS parentage. It is said that there were Pennsylvania Dutch in the family. This is all we know.


DRURY, POORMAN, SEPTER posted by Helen Austin on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I have the wills for most POORMANs of Westmoreland County for 1820-1900. Am trying to prove that Peter POORMAN Jr b ca 1739-1760) in Lancaster of Dauphin Co is the same as my Peter POORMAN who died May 1820 in Unity Twp Westmoreland Co who is the father of my Jacob b. 18 Dec 1794 PA d. 28 May, 1879 Youngstown Boro. Westmoreland. Buried St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery Wife Elizabeth b. 1800 d. 1874 Unity Twp. Their daughter, Mary Ellen POORMAN is my gr gr grandmother who married Stephen Alexander DRURY ca 1839. I need help to link all the Poormans in the county. Sisters of Mary Ellen married. Catherine m. Frederick SEPTER


HALL posted by Loretta Barnard on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Caroline Atillia HALL b. 17, July 1836 in Westmoreland County. I am searching the Hall surname in Westmoreland County. Please contact me if you have an interest in sharing information.


BAILEY, BOYER, CRIPPS, CUBBISON, KENNEDY, PLATT, RITCHEY, ROSENBERRY, TEITSWORTH posted by Darleen Berens on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

James RITCHEY, Sr. 1755 Westmoreland Co PA .1865 Vengango County m. Jane KENNEDY 1790 Cumberland Co. 1864 Venango County. Children all born and died in Venango Co PA Hannah RITCHEY 1808-1848 m. John ROSENBERRY, Rebecca RITCHEY 1809-1892 m. John CRIPPS. Sarah RITCHEY 1813-1895 m. Alexander CUBBISON, James RITCHEY JR. 1818-1874 m. )1 Mary Ann CRIPPS 2)Jane Ellen BAILEY3) Amelia BOYER, Nancy RITCHEY 1820-1861 m. Robert TEITSWORTH, Alex RITCHEY 1823-1897 never married, Martha J. Polly RITCHEY 1826-1914 m. Alexander PLATT.


DEEMER, JOHNSON, MILLER posted by Reita Burress on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I'm researching Peter DEEMER born 1802 in Westmoreland Co. PA. He married 4/22/1832 in Hancock Co Ohio to Lydia JOHNSON. His parents were Joseph DEEMER & Rachel MILLER. Would like to exchange info on this family. Web Page URL; http://www.public.usit.net/rbuuress/genepage.htm



Seek info on descendants : George ROBINSON {1788-1869} Son of Irwin ROBINSON & Catherine ELLIOTT from Ireland to Westmoreland & Indiana Counties. He m abt 1817 to Susanna BRINKER (1795-1887) dau of Henry BRINKER & Margaret WISE. Had Issue: William ROBINSON m. Maria MARGARET KEMP, Susanna m Robert A. TAYLOR, Elizabeth m. John HOLTZER, Margaret Mary m. John RUMBAUGH, John Henry Jacob m. Catherine STOUFFER, and Daniel m. Hannah SONDLES


ROBINSON, TAYLOR posted by Tad Campbell on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Seek info on descendants of Arthur TAYLOR (abt 1775-1836) wife: Sydney Anne ( abt 1755 in Ireland) lived in Hempfield Twp. , Westmoreland County PA. Had issue: Jane TAYLOR, Robert A. TAYLOR{b abt 1815} m. Susanna ROBINSON, and John TAYLOR


CLIFFORD posted by Hugh Clifford on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Seeking information on CLIFFORDs of Westmoreland County, all townships. JAMISONs- Unity and Washington Twp. Hugh CLIFFORD, Ida CLIFFORD, Charles CLIFFORD, James CLIFFORD


CLINE, WEAVER posted by Donald Cline on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I am searching for information on the ancestry of Henry D.CLINE who was born on 1/21/1824 in Allegheny Twp., Westmoreland Co,Pa. He was the son of Henry CLINE Sr & Sarah {H} WEAVER. Henry, Sr and family are listed in the 1820 and 1830 census in Westmoreland Co. Henry Sr was engaged in agriculture. Henry Sr died sometime after 1830. His wife Sara later remarried. Henry lived for a time with the brother of his stepfather in Hollidaysburg, Blair Co. Henry D was taught the blacksmith trade by his step-uncle. He is reported to have practiced the trade in Blair & Westmoreland counties. Henry Sr & Sara had 8-9 children(5-6 males) and 3 females.


COPELAND posted by Kim Copeland on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Thomas A. COPELAND b abt 1815 in Ireland and his wife Mary Ann. Settled first in Allegheny Co. may have been Sutersville, or West Newton, Westmoreland Co. Also looking for grandson, Thomas A. COPELAND b. abt 1884 , Sutersville Westmoreland Co.


FARMER, SLATER posted by Bonnie Dailey on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Looking for information on James SLATER & Mary FARMER, who immigrated to America via Philadelphia about 1790 and are listed in the 1790 census. Their son James SLATER was born in Westmoreland Co. PA in 1801. I seek a lead as to the family location of James SLATER and Mary FARMER and or their burial sites.


DAVIS posted by Eric Davis on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

My gggg-grandfather William DAVIS, Sr. {b abt 1750 in Ireland, d Jan 1827} established a farm in the late 1700's in what is now Blacklick, Indiana County, but which was a part of Westmoreland County. I am trying to track the property down. I have contacted the State Archives with no success so far and have an Indiana Co abstract company trying to help. Any suggestions? Do you know what township this was when it was a part of Westmoreland? Should I contact the Westmoreland Co Historical Society? Any help would be appreciated.


SMITH posted by Lonnie Fink on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Ruben & Joseph SMITH Trying to locate the parents of brothers, Rueben & Joseph Smith, both Rev. War soldiers who enlisted at Red Stone Ft and were listed on the Fayette Co, PA tax lists in 1785. Their parents lived near the Monongahela River. I have no information on their parents. Joseph was listed as 89 in the 1850 Ky census and Rueben was born abt 1758. Both born in VA IAW their pension papers. Both were in this area during their youths with their parents, thus in Westmoreland Co prior to the formation of Fayette. Both moved to Ky prior to 1790.


FLEMING, FLEMMING, HARDY, HINES, MCCURDY posted by Elizabeth Fleming on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Researching FLEMING/FLEMMING family of Westmoreland Co-Scottdale area , E. Huntington Twp. Thomas FLEMMING b. ca 1800 owned land in Scottdale. Later family owned a hotel in the area , possibly a nearby town. Wife: Mathilda HARDY (1796?-c 1880) Son: Abraham Trevor (1-1-1836?) m. Sarah Jane MCCURDY (3/27/1843- 1/12/1894) Son: Orie Mccurdy FLEMING (Oct? 1867/9-c 1940s) wife, Annie HINES (1875/6?) Family name of FLEMMING changed to FLEMING by 1870. I'm stuck back at Thomas FLEMMING. Family rumor has arrival in America from Belgium.


GORMAN posted by Sammy Gorman on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I am looking for my ancestor Archibald GORMAN who lived in Westmoreland Co in 1800.


GUYNN, RUFF posted by Mary Harris on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Searching for any information about the parents of Augusta RUFF of either Somerset or Westmoreland County. Her father was wounded by a cannonball during the Civil War. Augusta married Horace Greeley GUYNN and moved to Wythe County Va prior to the 1930's.


HOPE posted by James Hope on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Researching elder brother of GGGGrandfather, Adam HOPE who settled in Westmoreland County in the mid 1700's.


HARDY, HIXSON, KMYERS posted by Pamela Jeans on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Out of Westmoreland County. Daniel D. HIXSON m. KMYERS 1861. Parents of : Daniel, Moses, Bridget Dugan, Sager, George Sager m. Ellen HARDY 1867 Parents of:


CARR, NOBLE, WHEELER posted by Jim Johnson on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I'm looking for Information on the family of Helen Hannah WHEELER b. October 12, 1819 in Mt. Pleasant. She was married to Albert Jackson NOBLE on Feb 20, 1848 and died September 1883. Her parents were Heman WHEELER and Hannah CARR, b. Jan 28, 1784 in Greenwich, Rhode Island. I have a deadend at Heman and Hannah. It looks like there might have been members of the NOBLE family who settled in Mt. Pleasant. I would be grateful for any information anyone can locate for me. Thanks. .


KIRKWOOD posted by Alan Kirkwood on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I would like any information on Nathaniel KIRKWOOD who lived in Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland Co according to the 1820 census. Any other information on the KIRKWOOD name would be appreciated.


KOUGH, STILES posted by James Kough on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Searching for any information on the KOUGH and STILES family from the county of Westmoreland. Need to know heritage of both these people.


DUNKEL, LAUGHNER, WESTNER posted by Rich Laughner on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Looking for any information on Samuel LAUGHNER, Auria WESTNER & Sarah DUNKEL. Samuel and Auria were born in Westmoreland Co. Sarah unknown.


LAWSON posted by Blaine Lawson on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I am trying to find where my great grandparents first settled when immigrating from England in 1870. I think it may have been Westmoreland Co Pa. Their names were: William & Emma LAWSON Some or all of their children may have been born in that area. He was a coal miner and may have had a brother,Ruben that immigrated earlier.


ANDERSON, SNOOK posted by Sue Lister on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

ANDERSON According to the Iowa census, one branch of my family migrated to Iowa from Pennsylvania. According to family lore, the family migrated from Parnassus, Westmoreland Co. The family of Franklin or Frances ANDERSON first appears in Iowa in the 1850 census. His wife was Catherine or Katherine SNOOK. I would like to find out who their parents were and where they came from. Any assistance would be appreciated.


BUSHFIELD posted by Lois Mauk on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I have accumulated a great deal of information on the BUSHFIELD line and will be happy to share or compare notes with anyone similarly interested. My data concentrates on ancestors and descendants of Samuel BUSHFIELD(1767-1832), his brother, William BUSHFIELD(1774-1847) and their sister Isabella BUSHFIELD (Graham?). William settled in Washington Co: Samuel settled in Westmoreland. Samuel died in Washington Co and was buried at the Old Washington Cemetery but was NOT moved to the new Washington Cemetery when Washington & Jefferson College was built. Spent a long week-end in Washington , PA , picked up some invaluable information but failed to find Samuel's final resting place. Any clues would be appreciated.


MCKNIGHT posted by Charles McKnight on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Researching the MCKNIGHT family that lived in Westmoreland Co PA during 1820-1875. Their descendants still live in Western PA. My direct line is: Samuel MCKNIGHT who lived in the NW section of Westmoreland Co not far from Leechburg. There was: Joseph MCKNIGHT, Samuel MCKNIGHT, and Thomas MCKNIGHT I am trying to find out where in Ireland they immigrated from to settle in Pa. They left few clues to this fact.


PATTERSON posted by Vonda Minner on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I am researching trying to find out the parents of Thomas James PATTERSON who from his obit was born in Westmoreland Co., PA on September 25, 1826. This is all I know for sure. There is a possibility he was related to the PEOPLEs family. It appears after his marriage to a Mary Jane PATTERSON, he moved to Scott Twp, Lawrence Co PA. I know for sure he was a member later of the Reformed Presbyterian Church at Rosepoint(Lawrence Co) as per his obit. This is all I have to go on. Any help out there? Thomas James died on March 12, 1905. Perhaps there is something in the newspapers in Westmoreland Co. Could someone please check? Thanks in advance for any help.


NEVINS, RUSSELL posted by Thomas Nevin on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

The NEVINS family lived in or around Derry Twp. in Westmoreland Co. I have them in the Federal census from 1820-1870. I can't find them in the 1880 census and I can only pick up one of them. My great grandfather in 1900 in Pittsburgh. Can anyone help trace the Nevins after 1870? The family members are: James NEVINS b. 1815 is my 2nd grandfather, Jane NEVINS -his sister b. 1809, John NEVINS b. 1813 m . Margaret RUSSELL b. 1816 (their children)


PIKULSKI posted by Mike O'Donnell on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I am looking for the current address of Ronald PIKULSKI. He owns property along 819 just north of Slickville PA and formerly resided in Jeannette, PA.


RAGAN, REAGAN, REASON, REZIN posted by Robert Reagin on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Seeking info on children of REASON (REZIN) REAGAN (RAGAN) who are said to have moved from Frederick County, VA to Fayette and/or Westmoreland Counties in PA in mid to late 1700's.


CAHILL, CUMMINS, WALLACE posted by Kay Richards on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I Am researching the family of Abram CAHILL & Nancy WALLACE. He was in the 1800 census in Westmoreland County and in the 1820 census of Ohio, Wayne County. I am trying to find his parentage , etc. His daughter, Jane m. David CUMMINS. Any help would be appreciated.


JOHNSTON posted by Carey Rogers on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I do not have access to a census index for PA. I am looking for the family of Charles Allen JOHNSTON, b in Westmoreland Co 1858. Could someone look and give me any JOHNSTONs with pg# in 1850 or 1860 census?


MASTERS, REMALEY posted by BJ Slater on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I am looking for James MASTERs b. abt 1855 & Mary REMALEY MASTERS. They had five sons: Alson b. 7/6/1888, Kenneth, Isicar, Frank, Eugene Any information on any of these would be very helpful. I believe all were born in Westmoreland County. Thank you for any help


YEAGER posted by Glorene Stevens on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Looking for information on Christina YEAGER b 1785 Hempfield Twp. Westmoreland Co. Father John (Johaan) George YEAGER, mother Elizabeth???? George was supposedly captured as a child by Indians and later returned. Christina had later stated she was.


BERGDAHL, SNYDER posted by Linda Stevens on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I am looking for info on the BERGDAHL orBERGDOHL family. She was part native american. They may ave moved later to Westmoreland County around 1760. I believe she had a daughter named Anna Berg who married one Adam L. SNYDER.


FISCUS, HAYES, MARY, PENROD, SMITH posted by Sally Trim on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

I am searching the parents/ancestors of Philip SMITH, b. possibly around 1755. He married MARY?. They had 3 sons, Jacob, William and Henry SMITH, Sr. Need information on Jacob and William SMITH. It is possible that Philip SMITH was in Berks County and then Westmoreland County. I am searching for the parents of William S. HAYES, b. 1853 and life long resident of Unity Twp.,Westmoreland County. He also resided in Greensburg before moving to Unity Twp. He married Sarah SMITH, daughter of Henry SMITH, Jr. on Sept 26, 1872. I also need information on John FISCUS, Sr who married Ann PENROD, daughter of Michael PENROD. Since William Hayes is my great grandfather, I am quite interested in his ancestors and siblings. It might be that a Samuel S. Hayes I found on an 1850 census could be his father. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated and I am willing to share if a connec tion can be made. I have noticed that the name Hays/Hayes is spelled both ways even in the same family.


BARNDOLAR, BARNDOLLAR, RICHARDS posted by Jon Walker on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Am looking for information on George RICHARDS, b. Oct 4, 1815 in Westmoreland County. Married Rebeka BARNDOLAR Sept 29, 1835 in Pittsburgh. Moved to Lawrence Co In abt 1850. Rebeka BARNDOLLAR b. 8-22-1814 in Washington County.


BEATTY, BOVARD, LEGGET, ROBERTSON posted by Sandy Zarella on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Oliver BOVARD -1755 So. Huntinton Twp., Westmoreland Co. (Oliver is the son of Robert BOVARD of Cumberland Co Pa who died in 1755) Oliver had brothers: James who died 1/8/1809. Wife Hannah BEATTY and their children: Agnes who m. John Steans, Robert Bovard m. Margaret"Peggy" Wilson 9/1810. Alexander m. Susannah Brobst, Mary Bovard m. Robert McBride, Jane Bovard m. Dr. James Charleton William BOVARD who m # 1 unknown and their children: John Bovard, George Bovard(my ancestor, William Bovard and Margaret Bovard. William m. # 2 Parmelia LEGGET and they had Oliver K. Bovard Sisters included: Sarah Bovard m. Archibald Stewart, Rebeckah Bovard m. Samuel Hunter, Mary Bovard & Margaret Bovard) Oliver of So. Huntington Twp had at least one child: Isabella Bovard d 1858 m. Joseph ROBERTSON(s/o John Robertson). They had at least one child: Oliver Bovard Robertson(b 1/16/1839. I have information on about 4 or 5 separate Bovard branch famililes, but the one above is my own branch. Interested in any information for these families above or any other Bovard branches. I publish a Bovard and extended families newsletter if your are interested, please email me. Sandy Z.


ELM, GLARUS, SWITZ, ZENTNER posted by George Zentner on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

My GGnd parents lived in Westmoreland County (Larimer) and my gnd. father moved to Indiana Co abt 1912? Hilarius ZENTNER was killed in a mining accident in 1882 and his widow then moved to Turtle Creek until 1925 (age 85). Any info on the Zentner children would be appreciated. They were of the ELM, GLARUS, SWITZ ZENTNERs.


BURKETT, MUNDORFF posted by Sandy Beatty on Thursday, February 13, 1997

Searching for gparents, siblings of Celia MUNDORFF, b. Mar 16, 1890 near Bolivar/Ligonier. Had a brother named John and other siblings. Parents :William MUNDORFF & Susan BURKETT.


HENDERSON posted by Herb Henderson on Thursday, February 13, 1997

Does anyone have any info on the parents of James HENDERSON? Born 1/16/1819 in Westmoreland County


JOHNSTON, METZGAR, STIVASON posted by Kim Policastro on Thursday, February 13, 1997

Looking for help on STIVASON, METZGAR, JOHNSTON line. Elizabeth JOHNSTON and Rudolph METZGAR had at least one child named Grace. Both Elizabeth and Grace list their birthplace as Westmoreland County. Grace is listed as being born in Loyalhanna Twp on 3 Oct 1873. She married William STIVASON b 23 Dec 1863 They were married in July 1891 in Saltsburg. That is where they spent the rest of their lives. Their daughter Ruth Naomi was my great grandmother. I know that there were other children but don't know who. Would appreciate any leads to parents of Elizabeth JOHNSTON and Grace METZGAR STIVASON's other children.


SHANER posted by Sally Shaner on Thursday, February 13, 1997

Looking for birth record of Henry (Heinrich) SHANER b. Dec. 28, 1809 Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co PA. Died Nov 6, 1881 Allegheny Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA


CLEVER, GEIGAR, WADDING posted by Sandy Wadding on Thursday, February 13, 1997

Wilhelm "Whim" CLEVER Looking for information on the family of Wilhelm "Whim" CLEVER b. 1862 and died 1942 in Armstrong County PA. I have been told he was from Westmoreland Co. He was married to Mary F. GEIGAR. They had a daughter Daisy Ruth who married Don WADDING of Armstrong Co.


ARMSTRONG, ZIMMERMAN posted by John Armstrong on Friday, February 14, 1997

My great grandfather, John Yarger ARMSTRONG and his wife Suzanna ZIMMERMAN were born in Westmoreland County before they moved with their parents to Monroe Co.MI. Would like to correspond with related lines.


BELL posted by Marti Bennett on Friday, February 14, 1997

Looking for info on my 3 great uncle, Dr. Lot M. BELL a dentist from Jeannette. I would like to send for his death certificate, but need the exact date of his death. His grave was ordered on 6 June 1912 so he must have died fairly close to that date. I would be interested in a copy of his obit too, if someone could locate it.


IRWIN posted by David Chandler on Friday, February 14, 1997

Albert's History of Westmoreland County on page 618 , states that my GGG Grandfather, "Capt. Hugh IRWIN of Newlonsburg was a captain of the "Blues" a crack company that used to train in the old militia days when musters were held at point." I understand that this was in Salem Twp. My records show that Hugh Irwin was from Derry Twp. Are these townships close to each other? I can not seem to locate either Salem of Newlonsburg on a map. Can anyone help me in finding the proper locations and also does anyone have an idea what is meant by "when musters were held?"


BAKER, SAYLOR, SHEETS posted by R. Locke on Friday, February 14, 1997

Interested in any information about a monument located near Painter Rock Hill and the Nedrow Cemetery in the Roaring Run natural area of the Forbes State Forest. Believe the area was/is part of Donegal Twp. The monument lists the names: D.A. SHEETS C.K. BAKER Caterine SAYLOR Under the names the inscription reads: Killed Jan 19, 1896. I am also interested in any related or historical information about the general area.



Searching for information on the family of Joseph NEILSON who died in Donegal Township area of Westmoreland County, PA about 1818. He is believed to have been from the Enniskillen area of County Fermanagh in Ireland. His children are believed to be Andrew (died before 1816 in Philadelphia area; John; Ann (b. 1769, d. 1841), the wife of James FLACK (b. 1752, d. 1841); Agnes who married Thomas DRIPS; Margaret who married John Chambers and resided in Ireland; and Jane who married John McFARLAND and resided in Allenghany Co., Pa. Names associated with descendants of Joseph NEILSON include SKILES, WOODERD, LEACOCK, FAUFLINGER, SHOUP, MICKEY, WENDEL, and CASSADA.


CLARK, NELSON, ROBINSON posted by Terry McAfee on Friday, February 14, 1997

Searching for information on John NELSON, Esquire, who lived in the Donegal and Cook Township area of Westmoreland County, Pa. He vanished from the county about 1814 after he acquired bad debts and his property seized. His wife Jane NELSON is buried in Fairmount United Presbytrian Church Cemeter in Cook Township. Her birth date of 1763 indicates that she was probably a second wife. Her death was 24 March 1824. Suspected children of John NELSON are as follows: Margaret (b. 1779) the wife of John ROBINSON; Jean (Jane) who married Robert CLARK (d. before 1812 in Armstrong Co., Pa.); James (b. 1765, d. 14 May 1852 in Donegal Township); and Andrew.


GUTTON, HAMILTON, NELSON, ROBINSON posted by Terry McAfee on Friday, February 14, 1997

Wish to exchange family data from any descendants of James ROBINSON (b. 1747, County Down, Ireland, d. 1816 in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pa.) and Nancy HAMILTON (b. 1749 in Ireland, d. 3 Oct 1824 in Richland Co., Ohio. They married in 1775 in Donegalshire, Ireland and moved to Westmoreland County in the late 1790s. Their children are as follows: James; John (b. 1 Feb 1782, Donegalshire, Ire., d. 9 Mar 1865 in Richland Co., Ohio, married Margret NELSON before 1802 in Westmoreland Co., Pa.); William who married a McLAIN; Hamilton who married Rachel GUTTON; and Nancy


COVER, FRY, LESH, MCAFEE, PORCH posted by Terry McAfee on Friday, February 14, 1997

Searching for the parents of Susanna FRY and John MCAFEE. Susanna was born 29 Dec 1796 and died 9 Dec 1832 in Donegal, Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pa. Her husband John McAFEE was born 14 March 1789 in Pennsylvania (according to the 1870 Census of Wells County, Indiana) and died in Wells County, Indiana, 24 Aug 1870. Their children are: Maria (b. 28 Jan 1815, d. 25 Jul 1896, in Donegal) the wife of Adam COVER who she married 11 March 1832; Harriet (b. 5 Feb 1820, Westmoreland, d. 6 Feb 1898, in Wells Co., Indiana) who married first John COVER and John LESH; Samuel (b. 3 Jan 1825 in Westmoreland Co., d. 18 Mar 1909 in Terre Haute, Indiana, m. Elizabeth LESH); James McMullen (b. 26 Nov 1827 in Westmoreland Co., d. 30 Nov 1895 in Bluffton, Indiana, m. Mary PORCH); and Nancy.


DARR, FELL, GEYER, HILL, LINDER, SHEELY, SHEPLER posted by Judy Pons on Friday, February 14, 1997

Currently searching Casper and Mary (HILL) GEYER who lived in Rostraver Twp. Westmoreland County PA. about 1770 to about 1810. Allied families include SHEELY, DARR, LINDER, SHEPLER, FELL and HILL. Many of these families went to Ohio about 1810. Will gladly exchange information.


AUSTIA, OSTRO, OSTROG, OSTROK, OSTRUH posted by Frances Prohonas on Friday, February 14, 1997

I am looking for any info on Frank OSTROG(OSTRO,OSTRUH,OSTROK,AUSTIA) who came to the town of Rachiff, Pa. That is the name of the town back in the 1898-1906 time frame.He was employed by a coal mining company in the surrounding Latrobe area.My father was born in Latrobe in 1907. His name is Frank OSTRUH,he changed the spelling of the last name.I need to know the names and addresses of the coal companies at that time.Also names of churches in Latrobe all denominations. I am trying to find some kind of paper trail for him. Can anyone help?


BOYER, MULL, SHAFER, SHAFFER, SHAVER posted by Robert Shaffer on Friday, February 14, 1997

SHAFFER - SHAFER - SHAVER - SHAFFERS Seeking information on the above surnames who lived in Allegheny Twp. & Southhampton Twp. from about 1790 until 1850, then in the mid 1850's they moved to Fayette County and in the mid 1860's they moved to Westmoreland County. John SHAFFER b. abt 1764 and his wife unknown had at least 8 children. I know the names of four, which are: John Jr. b abt 1784 Peter b. abt 1789 Daniel b. abt 1792 George b. abt 1793 George is my line, he married Mary Anna and they had at least 15 children: Elizabeth b. abt 1814 m. John MULL Samuel b. 1 Oct. 1819 m.Catherine Rachel b. 29 Mar 1822 Solomon b. 17 May 1823 m.Julliann BOYER Harriet b. 24 Dec. 1826 Emigiline b. 14 Oct 1831. Solomon and Julliann are my line and they had 10 children.


BOYER posted by Robert Shaffer on Friday, February 14, 1997

Seeking information on BOYERs Henry BOYER b. abt 1788 m. Catherine b. abt 1790 both were from Virginia and moved to Stoney Creek, Somerset County somewhere before 1810. About 1870 Henry & Catherine moved to Cambria County. Henry & Catherine had at least 8 children {All born in Stoney Creek twp.} Adam b. abt 1813 m. Elizbeth b. abt 1813 Joseph b. abt 1814 m. Catherine Henry Jr. b abt 1819 m. Sarah Solomon b. abt 1827 m. Louisia Julia Ann b 25 Jan 1831 d 24 Oct 1871 m. Solomon Shaffer (They had 10 children) Margaret b. abt 1832 Lavinia b. abt 1833 Harriet b. abt 1834 m. Daniel Coughenour Julia Ann & Solomon Shaffer is my live lived in Southhampton Twp. until about 1855 and then they moved to Fayette County and again in the mid 1860's they moved to Westmoreland.


BLAW, BLUE, GROVER, HOWELL, SORTER, SORTOR, SORTORE, STOUT posted by Ronald Sortor on Friday, February 14, 1997

I am seeking information on the family and descendents of Peter SORTER/SORTOR/SORTORE son of Hendrick Sortor, Sr. and Dinah BLAW/BLUE. He was born on 15 Apr 1751 in Somerset Co NJ. He was married to Esther STOUT, daughter of Joseph STOUT and Rebecca GROVER. Peter served in the Revolutionary War between 1776-1778 and applied for a pension while a resident of Madison Columbia Co PA on 8 Nov. 1832. His last known residence was Columbia Co PA in 1799 where he appears to have remained until 1811. he was identified as living in Westmoreland Co PA in the 1830 census. Their known children were: Rebecca b. c. 1778 Margaret b. c 1780 Lydia b. c 1872 m. William HOWELL Mary b. c 1784 Catherine b. c 1797. I have records on the SORTORE line going back into the early 1700's and some allied families back to the early 1600's to share with fellow researchers.


EVANS, OWENS posted by Don Stewart on Friday, February 14, 1997

EVANS I am searching for information on David EVANS born abt 1803 in Pa. David bought land in Westmoreland Co. abt 1817 in partnership with several of the sons of Joseph OWENS in Allegheny Twp. He then married Ellen OWENS , daughter of Joseph Owens. David and Ellen had 8 children: John T., Hugh, Martha, Mary C., Amy (Anna), Margaret, Samuel T. ( my great grandfather) Lazarus. Need birth, marriage, death, dates and burial places on David and Ellen and all info on their parents. I have 7 generations complete and would like to go back in time. I do know Joseph Owens is from Wales. According to census info David was born in Pa. Any information appreciated.


BROWN, THOMAS, WASHINGTON posted by Linda Threadgill on Friday, February 14, 1997

Looking for information on John L. BROWN, son of Charles and Lucinda BROWN. He was born around 1859 in eastern Virginia. Married Jennie THOMAS of North Union Twp., Fayette County in 1887. At the time he was living in Westmoreland County near or in Mt. Pleasant and was working as a coke drawer. This family would be listed as AfroAmerican or mulatto on any census listing. Any information on this family would very much be appreciated. This is my great grandfather. His wife Jennie died not long after the birth of my grandmother Georgiana BROWN. She was given to the John WASHINGTON family to raise. She has two older sisters: Maggie and Lucy. Nothing is known about the BROWN Family.


DAMON, JUDSON, MOSER, NEVIN, RETZLER posted by Dan Whipple on Friday, February 14, 1997

Kirkwood Scot NEVIN (b. 1891 d. 1974 Greenburg PA) no obit though. Married 1916 , perhaps Westmoreland County to Wilma DAMON (1893-after 1976) Children: Nancy Elizabeth b. 1917 m. Franklin S. JUDSON b. 1915 Kirkwood Scot Jr. b. 1918 m. Pauline MOSER b. ? Louise b. 1923 m. Harold Pomeroy RETZLER


WEINMULLER, WEYMILLER, WINEMILLER posted by Doug Winemiller on Friday, February 14, 1997

I am looking for data on Conrad WEINMULLER, WINEMILLER, or WEYMILLER. He is supposed to be on the Bedford or Westmoreland Co. tax rolls in 1783. Also a listing for Bedford (before Westmoreland was formed) for 1773. Conrad is from Rumbach, Germany. He landed in Philadelphia on Sept. 19, 1738. He was baptized in Rumbach, Germany, on May 12, 1712. He may have moved ot Ohio.


STEWART posted by Nancy Adkins on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Bedford Co. PA. I am researching my GGGreatfather William Sanford STEWART b. in PA. Dec. 25, 1826. His parents were Samuel and Nancy Stewart. The family removed to Lawrence Co. OH. about 1834. They were also in Westmorland Co. PA. Would like to hear from anyone researching Stewart's as I have many missing pieces. Will gladly share information. I have found a Will for a Francis STEWART which I can't fit into my Stewart's at least yet. Does anyone have information on a Francis STEWART?



Seeking family of Mary WEAVER (18 Oct 1811- 28 Oct 1862) 1st wife of Joseph BLACKSTON, Unity Twp. They had 13 children. Believe she is the daughter of John WEAVER Jr. the son of John Peter WEAVER, who was the younger brother of John William WEBER, noted early minister. Looking to complete the early generations of all Westmoreland WEBER/WEAVER families in order to place her properly. Would like to exchange info with anyone on other Westmoreland families I am researching: BLACKSTON, BLACKSON, BRADEN, CASSIDY, HERTZEL, HARTZELL, HOFFMAN, HUFFMAN, KLEIN


DALEY, DELBROCCO, LOMBARDI, MOLOGNE, OLMETTI, STEFFEY, STIFFEY posted by R. Dasdorf on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am looking for Joseph DELBROCCO born 1880 in Italy who came to the Bolivar- Locksport-Latrobe-Derry area about 1901 and was there until at least 1912 in Latrobe. After that I can't find him. I am also researching the families of the women he was married to: Vincenza OLMETTI Della STEFFEY(or STIFFEY) Maddelana MOLOGNE Della Steffey's parents were Solomon STEFFEY & Laura DALEY. They lived in Locksport & Bolivar as well as in Connellsville, Fayette Co. I am also looking for a Joseph LOMBARDI who later married Della after she divorced Joseph DelBrocco. Joseph Lombardi & Della lived in the Manchester area of Pittsburgh and he worked at Pittsburgh Screw & Bolt. Any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated! R.Dasdorf


JOHNSON posted by John Donis on Saturday, February 15, 1997

According to a History of Westmorland county John WEAGle was born in Easton, Northampton county and married Christina JOHNSON. He had four sons; Abraham,Issac,John and Jacob. About 1773 he removed to Westmorland county. I am looking for information sources for birth and marriage records.


KEENAN posted by Sean Furniss on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Information about the KEENAN families of Westmoreland Co. is posted on the web at http://members.aol.com/seanbarry/Keenan.html Additions & corrections with references are welcomed. Sean Furniss .SeanBarry@aol.com


GOODLIN, HOLLAND, SARAH, SHANER posted by Wayne Kruper on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Data from the 1850 Westmoreland Co. census William SHANER b. 1808 m. SARAH b. 1808 John SHANER b. May 10, 1842 d. Aug 14, 1915 m. Amanda GOODLIN b. March 1850 d June 20, 1917 Lida SHANER b. Oct 30, 1870 d. Aug 14, 1929 William SHANER b. Sept 23, 1873 Elizabeth SHANER b. Jan 16 1876 d 1938 m. John HOLLAND b. 1865 d 1938 Frank SHANER b. May 13, 1890 Harry SHANER b. Mar 23, 1886 d Mar 2 1915 Finler SHANER b. 1839 Beal? SHANER b. 1835 Daniel SHANER b. 1838 Joseph SHANER b. 1846 Lida Shaner is my grandmother. My mother told me these Shaners were related to the Shaners that settled Shaners Station, PA. The "History of Westmoreland Co Genealogical Memoirs" states that a Johnathan SHANER b. 1779 was the original settler of Shaners Station. I have not been able to connect up William with Jonathan.That is my present goal.


MARSH posted by Janet Lawrence on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm trying to get family history information. My father's family comes from the Quakers in Westmoreland County. My great grandfather was William Logan MARSH and his father was George Washinton MARSH of Sewickly Twp. If you can find any family information that would aid in my search I would really appreciate it.


PEIFER, PIFER, PIPER, RUGH posted by Lynn on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for information on marriage between Henry PIFER(PEIFER, PIPER) and Arilla J. in 1898. He died August 1898- obituary says he remarried a few months before his death. I found Arilla J in a deed which sold land back to his children . He lived in Washington Twp. Westmoreland County at death. (1st wife Hannah Lavina RUGH) divorced in 1890) Also interested in tracing his father only known name was George. Have paper saying he was pardoned by the govenor of PA in 1872 for something. Would love to know what he did.


CALDWELL, STEPHENSON posted by Dick Manley on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Alexander and Mary CALDWELL come to Westmoreland County ca. 1760. They had five children: William, John, Robert, Elizabeth, Alexander Alexander(the son) married Betsy STEPHENSON in York County, PA They had several children, including Sarah born in Westmoreland County in 1778. I am looking for any information you may have about this family , their ancestors and their descendants. I also have a lot of information to share.


ANSEL, COOPE, DENNY, HARPER, SCHAENER, SHANER posted by Bruce Morrison on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am searching for my following PA ancestors: Henry ANSEL b abt 1811 PA John COOPE b abt 1691 Naaman's Creek PA d 2/14/1773 William B. DENNY b. 1844 PA James HARPER b. abt 1760 Westmoreland Co. Mordecai HARPER b abt 1783 Westmoreland Co. Henry (SCHAENER) SHANER b. abt 1760 Adam SHANER b. Oct. 1785 PA d July 23, 1853 OH


SPENCE, WATSON posted by Caron Mosey on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for information on John SPENCE who would have been alive between 1875-1923. He married Margaret WATSON. Together they had a son Charles R. SPENCE who is my grandfather. John Spence was a barber in Pittsburgh, but earlier in his life he is supposed to have lived in Westmoreland County. Please contact me if you know where he lived prior to moving to Pittsburgh.


DAVIS, GEARHART posted by PaTalk on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for John Lincoln DAVIS who married Mary Ellen GETTINs about 1860- 1870. Their daughter , Sarah Jane DAVIS born September 12, 1894 is my grandmother. She was born in Irwin, No. Huntington Twp or grew up there. Married Lloyd Llewellyn GEARHART on November 24, 1915. They had four children: Jack, Nancy, Betty, and Vivian I'm looking for more information about the Davis and Gettins. Can't find either of their parents. etc.


EPLY, EPPLEY, HENRY, NICELY, SEATON, STONER, TOSH posted by Todd Pelkey on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Looking for information on or descendants of the following families: from Ligonier, North Huntington and Cook Twps. STONER (Jacob F. 1823-1895) STONER (Andrew 1856- 1934) TOSH (Margretta 1893-1977),John EPPLEY OR EPLY(Matilda, David) NICELY (Ezra 1858-?) NICELY (Anthony 1827 -?) SEATON (Robert 1818-1883) HENRY (Elizabeth 1822-1895) HENRY (James 1758-1841)


RAGAN, REAGAN, REASON, REZIN, WELDON posted by Michael Ragan on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm looking for *any* information on REZIN/REASON & WELDON RAGAN/REAGAN found in the 1790 census of Fayette Co PA. I'd like to know where they lived, names of children, parents, wives, birth places, death places, dates.... etc. I suspect that Reason/Rezin may be my 4g-grandfather. The father of William Ragan found in Washington Co PA in the 1830 census. I also suspect that Rezin/Reason may be the brother of Philip REAGAN who was a tax collector & lived in Westmoreland Co . Anything you can find will be appreciated. Thank you.


RAGAN posted by Michael Ragan on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I'm looking for information {birth,parents, marriage, wife, children, deeds etc} on Zachariah RAGAN. He shows up in the 1810 Beaver Co PA census {with 6 males under 10 years, l male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10 and 1 female 26-44} in Beaver County and later in Greene County. He also shows up in the 1800 census living in Westmoreland Co near Philip RAGAN who I suspect is his father. Philip was a Rev.War vet.He applied for a pension in 1832 while living in E. Huntington Twp. Westmoreland Co.



Would like to communicate with descendants of David SIMPSON b. 1809 Londonderry Scotland d. 1894 Branch Junction Westmoreland Co. Built the Mansion House Hotel in Johnstown, PA which was destroyed in the Great Flood. Married Lucinda GAMBLE who died in Johnstown 1852. His mother Margaret GILLILAND SIMPSON died in Johnstown , 1872, age 96. Children: Margaret b. 1842 James N. 1844 Matilda aka Martha 1845 m. Benjamin DAVIDSON and moved to Chicago JOHN M. 1847 William G. ca 1849 m. Lizzie KLINGENSMITH John b/d 1852. Second wife Mary PEOPLES/PEEPLES m. 1854 moved to Westmoreland County. Had children: Elizabeth 1855 m. M.L. MIDDLEKAUF moved to Hagerstown MD Mary J 1859 m. George LYNN George P. 1858 Joseph Williamson 1860 m. Flora Belle WILLCOX David Emmett 1861 E. Agnes 1864-1892 Have photos and much family info. Thanks


GAFF, JAMISON posted by Nancye Thibodeau on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Elizabeth GAFF born in 1746 in Ireland died 1830 or 31 m. Robert JAMISON who was born in 1755 in Ireland and died 8/24/1825. They resided in Pleasant Unity, Westmoreland County. Lived on the same farm for 56 years. They have seven children: Margaret, James, Francis, Jane(Jean), William Gaff, Elizabeth, and Robert. I have no parent info for Elizabeth Gaff. Can anyone help me with that? I will be happy to share what I have. Pls email NancyThib@aol.com


GRAHAM, YOUNG posted by Mike Wright on Saturday, February 15, 1997

I am interested in finding information on the parents of Hugh Bingham YOUNG. He was born in 1832 perhaps in Westmoreland County. He is believed to have moved to Mercer Co abt 1853. Married Rosanna GRAHAM and was a poor coal miner in Mercer Co for the rest of his life. I believe he came from a poor mining family in Westmoreland County. I am hoping to find in the 1850 census of Westmoreland County a YOUNG family with an 18 year old Hugh B. or H.B in it, but I have not asked for a look up yet. If anyone has information on YOUNGs in Westmoreland Co I would appreciate hearing it.


BERLIN, BRINKER, EASTEP, FINCK, FINK, TREESH posted by Nancy Brower on Sunday, February 16, 1997

Jacob Conrad BERLIN b. 1740 York Co., PA; d. ca. 1821 Westmoreland Co. Married Anna Magdalena ? ca. 1771. She d. Westmoreland Co. Dec 1846. Their children were Michael, John Jacob mar. 1) Susanna Byerly, 2) Mary EASTEP FINCK, Anna Mary, Margaretta Catharina mar. Jacob BRINKER, Anna Maria "Amelia" mar. Michael FINK, John, and Maria Christina mar. William TREESH. Interested in exchanging information with any BERLIN researchers.


BERLIN, BYERLY posted by Nancy Brower on Sunday, February 16, 1997

BYERLY Who were the parents of Susanna BYERLY who was born 18 March 1768 in PA and d. 19 Oct 1835 in Westmoreland Co.? She's buried at Denmark Manor. She mar. John Jacob BERLIN ca. 1795. Her children were Abraham, Anna Maria, Sarah, John, John Jacob Jr., Daniel, Michael, Susanna, and Amy Naomi. Willing to exchange info with any BYERLY researchers.


EBERHART, HIRSCHI, REEGER, SAGERS, SCHNEIDER, SNYDER posted by Nancy Brower on Sunday, February 16, 1997

Abraham SCHNEIDER/SNYDER d. in Westmoreland Co. in 1816. His heirs included his wife Esther HIRSCHI and children Anna Maria mar. Christian EBERHART, Jacob, John, Susannah mar. John REEGER, Elizabeth mar. Jacob SAGERS, and Abraham Jr. Would like to exchange


EBERHART, HEWIT, KECK, MAYER, SNYDER posted by Nancy Brower on Sunday, February 16, 1997

Paul EBERHART b. 1730's; d. ca. 1810 in Westmoreland Co. His wife was Anna Maria ? Their children were Johann Jacob mar. Maria Barbara MAYER, Johannes, Johann Heinrich mar. Mary Magdalena HEWIT, Maria Catharina, Christian mar. Anna Maria SNYDER, Frederick mar. Catherine KECK, Maria Magdalina, and John George. Am interested in exchanging information with anyone researching this family or their descendants.


SHANABERGER posted by James Smith on Sunday, February 16, 1997

I am trying to find information on a Charles SHANABERGER b. 29 Aug 1907 d. Jan 78. I believe Charles lived in Jeannette PA between 1930 and 1950. He may of also been married to a lady named Sally ?.


HENDRICKS, STEWART posted by Lee Lloyd on Sunday, February 23, 1997

Looking for info on Thomas HENDRICKS who came to Decatur Co. IN in early 1820's from Westmoreland Co. PA. He later helped name the town of Greensburg, IN. Also any information on Jacob and Silas STEWART who came to Indiana with him.


BURKHOLDER, NICELY, STAHL posted by Robert Underwood on Monday, February 24, 1997

Looking for info on Westmoreland (Ligonier, maybe Latrobe) surnames STAHL, BURKHOLDER, NICELY, mostly 1800's. Thanks


HOY posted by Virginia Crilley on Tuesday, February 25, 1997

Am researching the HOY family around Murrysville beginning with Samuel HOY (1740-1814) and generations down through William HOY (1844-1914). Have family history stories to share, plus letters of son who died in Andersonville.


FULLER posted by Fred Martin on Thursday, February 27, 1997

Looking for any information on Jacob FULLER. I believe he had been in Westmoreland County 1830. B 1790 in Pa. loc unk. Wife at this period unk. 1830 cen shows a Jacob FULLER in Cruty, Westmoreland County


CRILLEY, PULLIAM posted by Virginia Crilley on Friday, February 28, 1997

CRILLEY family, from Ireland/England, first came to Westmoreland around 1870. William CRILLEY married a southern girl, Mary Virginia PULLIAM in Johnstown around 1874. They raised their family in Broad Ford and Smithton. He was a coal miner. Would love to share family stories and pictures! Wm. F. (1851-1931)


HESSELGESSER posted by Jim Hazlett on Friday, February 28, 1997

HESSELGESSER Wish to exchange information with anyone researching this name in Westmoreland County


CEASE, SEASE, SEESE, STRAUSS, STROUSE posted by Debbie Odasso on Friday, February 28, 1997

Looking for a Jonathan STRAUSS, who changed the spelling to STROUSE upon arrival to Westmoreland County. He was born in Berks County in 1799. His first child, George, was born 17 July 1827 in Westmoreland County (near Washington?). I need to know what area this is and am also trying to find out when he arrived in the County. He married a Julia Ann CEASE (SEASE,SEESE) but I don't know if this occurred before his move to Westmoreland County or not. His second son, Martin, was also born in Westmoreland County on 18 May 1829.


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