Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for June 1997


BEACH, BROWN, FREEMAN, FULLER, JONES, LAFFERTY, MCKINSEY, TAYLOR, YATES posted by Kathleen Brown on Monday, June 2, 1997

BROWN, TAYLOR, JONES, McKINSEY, FREEMAN, YATES, LAFFERTY, BEACH, FULLER, all of the Ligonier and Laughlintown areas. James and Nancy BROWN settled there before the Revolution. They came from County Derry, Ireland and had the following Children: William (1760-1837), David (d. 1829), Jean or Jane, Mary (who married Daniel Jones), and Margaret. James owned 300 acres north of Laughlintown in 1798. He died in 1813. William BROWN married Hannah TAYLOR, prob. dau. of Jacob TAYLOR and sister of John TAYLOR. His children were Wm Jr. who married a MCKINSEY and died before 1815; James (1793-1863) who married Elisabeth ?; David, Nancy who married Abraham YATES and lived in Armstrong County; Mary or Polly who married Philip FREEMAN of Donegal Twp; Alexander (b. 1806) who married Mary LAFFERTY of Fayette County; and Thomas (b. 1811) who married Hannah BEACH of Laughlintown. James' other son, David, married Margaret ? and died on his farm in Ligonier. One of his daus. married John FULLER.

BEACH, BROWN, GRIMES, HAZLET, HOLLAND, LOUTHER, MOORE posted by Kathleen Brown on Tuesday, June 3, 1997

BEACH, HAZLET, GRIMES, BROWN, LOUTHER. Of Laughlintown and Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland County, 1800-1890. John and Rosanna (MOORE) BEACH came from Princeton, NJ in 1801 and settled in Laughlintown. Henry Beach, John's brother also came and served in the 1st US Regmt during War of 1812. John Beach served in Irwin Horrell's Company of PA Riflemen. John Beach died in 1818 and widow Rosanna married Andrew Haslet in 1822. Rosanna had at least 2 daughters with John Beach: Jane who married John GRIMES of Donegal in 1826 and Hannah who married Thomas BROWN of Fairfield in 1832. Rosanna Moore Beach Haslet had 3 daughters from Andrew Haslet: Elizabeth who may have married a HOLLAND, Sara E. who married Daniel LOUTHER and lived in Johnstown, and Rosanna. Any intermarriages with this family or withthe family of Henry BEACH most appreciated. Who are the HOLLANDs?

BRITT, DILLON, FRASER, FRASIER, FRASURE, FRAZER, FRAZIER, MYERS posted by Mary Ann Gallo on Tuesday, June 3, 1997

FRASIER, William (Also spelled FRAZIER, FRAZER, FRASER, FRASURE) b.Apr 1839, d.Jul 1911. Wife Rachel DILLON b.10 May 1846, d.19 Jan 1876. Children: Effie b.17 Aug 1868, d.2 Feb 1938. m. Patrick BRITT 11 Jan 1894; Cora May b.15 Mar 1870-72. m. Jacob K. MYERS 3 Jul 1889; Bertha ca1877; Margaret (Maggie) Sweeney b.Mar 1880. m. Hughey. Residences: 1855-61 Monroe, PA (now known as Hopwood); 1861-64 Civil War; 1865-69 Monroe (or possibly Ohio); 1869-74 Broadford, Fayette County; 1874-80 Scottdale; 1880-82 Bessemer; 1882 Mutual; 1894-1911 Traugger, Westmoreland County, PA. Mother Margaret (maiden name unknown.) Brother Albert Frasier. Would like to know father's name and origin and grandparents' names and origins.

SPAUR, SPAWR posted by Chad Spawr on Thursday, June 5, 1997

Looking for information on SPAWR family., late 18th century in Westmoreland County; could also be spelled SPAUR. Father was either Johann or Valentine, born around 1740; some children left for Ohio around 1810, then on the settle Illinois. Any SPAWR's out there?

MCBRIDE posted by Kathleen Brown on Friday, June 6, 1997

McBRIDE. Jane MCBRIDE was 17 yrs old in 1805 when her family removed from Westmoreland County to Perry County, Ohio. Were here parents Andrew and Margaret MCBRIDE who are buried in Unio Pres. Cem in Perry County, Ohio? Are these McBrides related to the McBrides of Loyalhanna Twp., Westmoreland County?

MCGREW, WILSON posted by Peggy on Friday, June 6, 1997

WILSON. Seeking info on a George WILSON who, in his will, refers to a nephew Archibald (b. circa 1860-70). I'm trying to find Archibald's parents. He may have been the son of Jacob (b. cir 1840-50) and Mary "Polly" X-WILSON. Jacob was the son of William WILSON (b. 1763, MD or PA) and Mary MCGREW of Sewickley, Westmoreland. George may have been the brother of William - this I would like to prove, also. Thanks for your time.

HUTCHINSON, WILSON posted by Peggy on Friday, June 6, 1997

Seeking info on a Sarah Anne HUTCHINSON, b. 1827, Sewickley, Westmoreland, PA. She mar. James Christy WILSON in 1847, Westmoreland, PA. A few children were born here before they moved to Wesley, Washington, OH. Her parent's may have been William and Anna, however I've been unable to prove this. If any one is researching these lines, I would love to share data. Thanks for your time.

BRUTOUT, DERENNE, RUGITO, SELVA posted by Gina Kirkland on Saturday, June 7, 1997

BRUTOUT, DERENNE, RUGITO.....All names associated with Jeannette, PA. These are the most unusual names in my family and the hardest by far to gather information on. All are on 1900-1920 census, Division Street, Jeannette. Donato RUGITO of Italy married Augusta DERENNE in 1916. Augusta had a sister named Yrma DERENNE and was daughter of August DERENNE and Hortense BRUTOUT, both of Belgium. Hortense was daughter of Philomina? who owned several boarding houses on this street. Philomina had 10 of 13 children living in 1910, Hortense, who married August DERENNE, Bertha, who married Albert SELVA, Joseph, Fernand, and 6 others who I have no names for. All BRUTOUT children named above are buried in Jeannette Memorial Park along with DERENNEs and RUGITOs. Many DERENNEs located in the state of Wisconsin, but unsure of the significance of this....Any help greatly appreciated. My home page: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/8908

BECK, HESS, HUGHES, HUNTER, KIRKLAND, REYNOLDS posted by Gina Kirkland on Saturday, June 7, 1997

KIRKLAND, HUGHES, HUNTER, BECK, REYNOLDS, HESS.....Derry Township......... These names are in my husband's line. KIRKLAND info from 1826, have gathered some info on a number of HUGHES, HUNTER, and BECK families while trying to make a few connections...think there may still be a common ancestor that could link up all these loose ends. Any info greatly appreciated in this project. Willing to share what I have.

CHAMBERS posted by Cindy Woods on Saturday, June 7, 1997

I am looking for information on a John CHAMBERS that was in the Derry township census records for 1790. Thanks, Cindy

PAINTER posted by Jim Brown on Tuesday, June 10, 1997

PAINTER, John or PAINTER, John Edgar: Would be interested in communicating with any of children, grandchildren, and/or great grandchildren of these men. John Edgar was born in Westmoreland County on November 21, 1862, and was married to the former Anna Baker. John PAINTER, born around 1900, was married to Alice. They lived in Saltsburg until their deaths during the late 1970's, probably 1979.

BURGAR, JERMAN posted by Gary McLean on Tuesday, June 10, 1997

I am looking for more information on the JERMAN family that lived in Westmoreland Co. near Yukon in the early 1900's. Matthew JERMAN was born 28 February 1884 in the Carnolia area of Austria (now Slovenia). He immigrated to the Yukon area in the early 1900's and worked in a coal mine. He died in a coal mine accident (?) on 8 August 1913 and was buried in Seven Dolors Church Cemetery, Yukon. Matthew JERMAN married Johanna BURGAR in Europe before immigrating to the U.S. Johanna was born 31 October 1884 in Vodica nad Ljubljana (Leibach) in Carnolia. Johanna BURGAR died of influenza on 28 October 1918 and was buried in Seven Dolors Church Cemetery. The graves of Matthew and Johanna and others were relocated and I am unable to locate their final resting place in the church cemetery.

FRY, NEELY, NELIGH, SCHNECK, SHOUP posted by Wayne Greene on Wednesday, June 11, 1997

I'm researching the following families from Westmoreland County: Nicholas NELIGH married Veronica SHOUP; Samuel FRY married Catharine Salome SCHNECK; Samuel FRY married Anna NEELY. All families lived around or near Franklin Twp. and Unity Twps., Westmoreland Co., PA. I would be glad to exchange information with interested persons.

MCCLELLAN, MCCONNELL posted by Anne Renshaw on Wednesday, June 11, 1997

I am looking for the MCCLELLAN Family who lived in Westmoreland Co. I have the names of Joseph, Robert and John MCCLELLAN. I know Robert was married to Martha MCCONNELL and he served in the war of 1812. They all lived in Westmoreland Co. before 1800. I would like to find out who their parents were (I believe them to be brothers). They are said to be of Scotch-Irish decent. I would like to know where the family came from in Scotland or Ireland. Any leads would be appreciated.

CUTSHALL, MAYERS, MCKISCK posted by Mark Cutshall on Friday, June 13, 1997

CUTSHALL, John Schwartz, 11 AUG 1914 - 1 MAR 1991. This is my grandfather who was born in Pitcarirn and died in Greensburgh. I am trying to find any information. He was married to MAYERS, Kathyrn Elizabeth, 18 Nov 1919 - Apr 1947 and then remarried to MCKISCK, Mary Ida. I have been able to find information from my mother's side but not my fathers. Any information would be greatly appreciated!!!!

JONES, STADTERMAN, THOMAS posted by Barbara Baker on Saturday, June 14, 1997

STADTERMAN, Mary and Peter. I just came across the list and the wonderful old map. I am looking for a birth record in Blairsville. It is for Mary Rosela Stadterman on 10/30/1876. Parents were Margaret THOMAS and Peter STADTERMAN. I am also looking for a marriage record for the parents on 11/24/1874, but I have no location. Their first child was born in Hazelwood, but I can't find it on any map. Finally- I am looking for a marriage record for Mary Rosela and Edward JONES in mid-1896.That could be in the area of New Kensington or Carnegie.

BOGER, FRY, HANCKEN, PEIFFER, PIFER posted by Debbie Odasso on Saturday, June 14, 1997

PIFER and FRY..I am looking for information on these families in Westmoreland County. John PIFER was born in Dauphin County of Fridrig PEIFFER and Elizabethan HANCKEN. He married Charlotte FRY b. 25JULY1791 (probably in Westmoreland County) in 1810 in Westmoreland County. They moved to Jefferson County about 1830/1832. They are parents of 10 children, Jonas 1811, John F. 1813, Simon Peter 1815, William Elias 1817, George 1820, Elizabeth 1822, David 1825, Mary A., Maria Anna 1829, all born in Westmoreland County and Thomas 1832, born in Jefferson County. I have Charlotte FRY's parents listed as John FRY and Anna Marie BOGER. John FRY b. 1732, place unknown. Married 08 APR 1770 in Donegal Two, Lancaster, PA and died 11 SEP 1819 in Salem Twp. Westmoreland, PA. My info says his first wife is unknown and they had 9 children. I have children of John FRY as George, Peter, Henry, Andrew, Salome, Anna Elizabeth, Charlotta, and Anna Marie. Ninth child ? I only have record of wight.

CORNOR, HALL, KINKEAD posted by Velma Jean Poole on Saturday, June 14, 1997

George KINKEAD married Nancy CORNOR and they had a daughter Margaret born 1829 Westlmorland County Pa. Margaret married James Wesley HALL, Meigs County OH. I would like information on the CORNOR and KINKEAD families in Westmoreland County PA before 1850

MIMNA posted by Betty Beachy on Monday, June 16, 1997

Information needed for Cavell MIMNA born Dec. 10, 1903, died Nov. 1982, Ligonier, PA; Lulu MIMNA born May 10, 1903, died Dec. 1980, Rector, PA. Where are they buried? Any information on the MIMNA family would be appreciated.

COOPER, HANNAH, HUNTER, KETTY, MONTROSE, ROBERTS, STEPHENSON posted by Esther McDermott on Monday, June 16, 1997

Ephraim HUNTER b. 12 Jan 1764 Westmoreland Co. Pa. D. 1939 Muddy Creek Twp. Butler Co. Pa. mrd unknown. children: James HUNTER b. 1808 Pa. mrd (prob. Dorces ?) Sarah HUNTER b. Pa. mrd. Mr. COOPER Mary HUNTER b. Pa. mrd Mr. STEPHENSON Elizabeth HUNTER b. Pa. mrd Mr. HANNAH Nancy HUNTER b. Pa. mrd Mr. KETTY Ephriam HUNTER b. 1812 Bulter Co. Pa. mrd Mary Ann ROBERTS fa: William ROBERTS Children: Elizabeth Janes HUNTER b. 9 Apr. 1833 Muddy Creek Twp. Bulter Co. Pa. d. 12 Jun 1879 Coalburg, Trumbull Co. Oh. mrd Adam Clark 14 Dec. 1854 Mercer Co. Pa. by Rev. Munson Mary E. HUNTER b. 1839 Bulter Co. Pa. Perssilla Hunter b. 1845 Bulter Co. Pa. d. Feb 1899 in Bradford in Pa. mrd Austin John MONTROSE Pa. Adaline HUNTER b. 1847 Muddy Creek, Bulter Co. Pa. Clarissa HUNTER b. 1849 Muddy Creek, Bulter Co. Pa. William N. HUNTER b. Oct. 1851 Mercer Co. Pa. James HUNTER b. 1854 Mercer Co. Pa. Ira Walker HUNTER b. 1856 Mercer Co, Pa. d. 1936 Tulsa Ok. mrd 1st Ada Unknown, 2nd Margaret A. B. unknown Charles Elmer HUNTER b. 1858 Mercer Co. Pa.

DOTY, HENDERSON posted by Judy Henderson White on Tuesday, June 17, 1997

I am trying to obtain info on my father's family HENDERSON. My great- grandfather was Armstrong Henderson born in 1827, in either Indiana Co. or Westmoreland Co. His father may have been Charles Henderson Jr. Armstrong married Mary DOTY, born in 1827 in Indiana County. Her parents were Andrew DOTY, and Catherine Livengood. Armstrong had children: Macaby, Israel, Margaret, Alexander, George D., John, Robert, Mary E., Florence Emma, and Armstrong. Any info would be apprecated. Please contact me at aabove address.

CLEMSON, MCFARLAND, SAWYER posted by Carol Salli on Wednesday, June 18, 1997

Searching for ancestry of William SAWYER, b: 1703; m: Sophia CLEMSON; d: 18 Oct 1784 & buried Derry Churcy Graveyard. Also, searching for parents of Elizabeth MCFARLAND, who m: Joseph SAWYER on 11 Mar 1778 in Derry church.

ROARK posted by Jim Guard on Thursday, June 19, 1997

I am looking for any information about William ROARK who was married in Wesrmourland County in 1781 and served in Col Archabald's Pennsylvania Regiment and in Gen. George Rodgers Clark's expedition.


I am researching the following families from Westmoreland, Fayette and York Counties and would like to share info: FISHELL, FLEMING, FLICK, FRY, GILBREATH, HARDY, HINES, KEIBLER, KUNKLE, MCCURDY, and ROBERTS.

HOAK, MAUCH, MOUGH, TRUXEL, TURXEL posted by Bernice Donoghue on Saturday, June 21, 1997

MOUGH/MAUCH,HOAK,TURXEL - ca 1854 westmoreland co. Susanna TRUXEL's father was Henry also looking for any info on a John HOAK & John MOUGH/MAUCH - no other information available.

HARE posted by David Ware on Saturday, June 21, 1997

HARE, Michael Dob: 10-Jun-1727, Dod:3-Mar-1843 He is listed as a Ranger from Westmoreland Co. in 1777. I would like to find out more info. on the Rangers. Also would like to find out how to contact the PA. Commonwealth Archives.

REGA posted by MuzzyW on Sunday, June 22, 1997

Anyone know a Donald Anthony REGA who may be living in Mt. Pleasant Pa. Former school mate. Would have graduated 1957 from Ramsay High School. Any other classmates can contact me at the above E-mail address. Looking for grads from 1958 or 1957. Will identify myself to personal responses.

PYLE, TRAUP posted by Betty Beachy on Monday, June 23, 1997

PYLE/TRAUP Seeking information for Floyd PYLE who married Dorothy TRAUP of West Newton, PA. Floyd's parents were Charles A. and Effie (Chambers) PYLE. Would also appreciate the obituary of Floyd PYLE born July 6, 1914, died Feb. 1983, West Newton, PA, to determine if this is the family for whom I need information. Thanks.

KELLEY, WARFEL posted by Robert Kelley on Monday, June 23, 1997

I'm looking for personal information about my grandfather, Leo S. KELLEY. I'm told he was born in Latrobe, PA about 1880-1. He was 26 when he married my grandmother Clara A. WARFEL in Lancanster, PA, on Dec. 26,1906. They had one son, Levi Burns KELLEY, born July 14, 1910 in Lancaster, PA. Leo S. KELLEY listed Miles City, MT, as his residence on the marriage application.

ANDERSON, JACKSON, KUKLEMAN posted by H. McKinney on Monday, June 23, 1997

I am currently searching for the parents of Nathan B. ANDERSON born March 22,1841ih Westmoreland county. Married 1864 to Elizabeth Swain KUKLEMAN, later moving to Kansas and passing away in Mutual, Oklahoma on May 21, 1909. It is believed he served in the Co. A, 58th Infantry Militia of 1863 at camp Howe, Pennsylvania from July 1, 1863 to Auguast 14, 1863 and was given a hardship discharge to support a widowed mother. It is family history that his father was a Irish immigrant and his mother was a Scottish immigrant. His siblings were Maud who married a JACKSON? Elizabeth Swain Kunkelman was possibly the daughter of German immigrants named Elizabeth and George? She was born in 1843 and passed away in May of 1923 in Lincoln, Kansas. Nathan and Elizabeth's children were twin boys that died at birth, Ida May, Margaret Jane, John Sanford and Elizabeth or Elisabeth Ellen. I have some info. I will share.

BEHMLER, BOSSART, HERMAN, HERRMANN, WANER, WEYRICH, WYRY posted by Dorise Wiener on Tuesday, June 24, 1997

Looking for information on Ulrich HERMAN/HERRMANN married to Maria Agnes BEHMLER; settled in Hempfield Township, Westmorland County in 1817. He was a carpenter and buried in Brush Creek Cemetery. Children: Marich, died 1846; John; Elizabeth married Jacob WANER; Sarah; Abraham married Catherine WEYRICH/WYRY (my great great grandfather); Michael; Solomon born 1825 in Hempfield township married Diane BOSSART; and two more girls and two more boys we have not identified.

HIXON, LISTON, LYNCH, NICKLOW, PUGH posted by Michele Hayes on Friday, June 27, 1997

NICKLOW, Elijah, A [Allen?]- Born about 1866 and died after 1947 in Scottdale, West. Co. He was s/o Allen NICKLOW and Nancy Lea LISTON of Addison Twp., Somerset Co., PA. Elijah married Bertha E HIXON and resided in Scottdale. Had issue: Eliza Jane "Lydia" born June 22, 1893/4 who married Homer PUGH, Quincy Hixon born January 18, 1897 who married Hazel Mary LYNCH, Ruth, and Bula "Boots." Would like to know the birth and death date of Elijah but any information on this family greatly appreciated.

BENNETT, GOOD, WILCOX posted by Kathy Willett on Friday, June 27, 1997

Looking for the ancestry of William BENNETT and Mary GOOD; parents of Martha BENNETT who was born about 1810 in Westmoreland County. Martha and her parents migrated to Ohio where she married James WILCOX in Montgomery Co, OH abt 1834 and had Levi P. WILCOX b. 1835; Albert L. WILCOX b. 1837 and 9 others. Martha and James WILCOX later lived in Indiana and finally in Iowa where Martha died in 1906. Any help on the BENNETT and GOOD lines of Westmoreland Co. would be very appreciated!


Attempting to locate additional information about the family of Joseph MCBETH. The following SURNAMES are associated with the family; BURNS, SNODGRASS, DUNLAVEY, WEBSTER, ROSS, GREENLEE, BAIRD, HUGHES, GORDON, BRADEN, FULLER, HUFF, SHORT, PATTON and AVERY. Joseph McBeth died March 1837 in Westmoreland County. Joseph's children included Joseph (1819) James (1806), William (1802), Isabella (1804), John (1808), Jane (1810), Nancy (1813), Elizabeth (1815), Mary (1817), Andrew (1821), David (1822), Matilda (1824)


REGER, REEGER, REIGER, REIGHARD, REIGHART, RICKERT, REEGOR, REIHER, RIEHER, REEHER Frederick REEGER b. 1755 d. 17 Jun 1831 Washington Twp. Westmoreland Co. Pa. married 1st Margaretha Children; John b. 24 Jan 1784 d. 26 Dec 1859 Liberty Twp. Mercer co. Pa. married Susan Snyder Mary b. 1785 Jacob b. 1789 Sarah b. 1795 Married Oct. 1795 2nd Margaret KRISSLEY / KRIESLY b. 1776 d. abt 1856 Mercer Co. pa. mrd 2nd Joseph Mattox d. 1849 prob Allegheny Co. Pa. children; Samuel b. 14 Jul 1796 Pa. Elizabeth b. 6 Apr. 1798 Pa. Joseph b. 27 Sep 1799 Pa. George b. 18 apr. 1801 Pa. Michael b. 6 Jun 1803 Pa. Nancy b. May 1805 pa. Margaret b. 17 aug 1807 pa. d. 3 Jan 1892 Pymatuning Twp. Mercer co. Pa. bur. Glen Lawn Cemt. moved fron Old Clarksville cemt. Mercer Co. Pa. married Abner Hubbard POLLEY b. 1802 Washington co. New York d. 1842 Merccer Co. Pa. Abraham b. 23 Oct. 1809 prob Cambria Co. Pa. married Catherine Michaels / Miesel (Germany spelling) Isaac b. 1816 Pa. David b. 1816 Pa. prob lived in Clarion Co. found in records Frederick was in Rev War enlisted in Easton Northampton co. Pa. Also there is a Jacob REEGER Sr. b. 1765 d. 1825 Westmoreland Co. Pa. parnets Goerge and Barbara married 1783 Easton, Pa. Anna Deborah JONES b. 1765 d. 1854 West. Co. children Samuel A. b. 1795 d. 1863 West. Co. mrd 1819 West. Co. Anna Marie mrd 1836 Mr BAKER Was called Polly and Mary in father will Jacob Jr. (eldest son) John (2nd Eldest son) David Thomas b. 1801 West. Co. d. 1870 Lydia b. 1804 West. Co. d. 1877 mrd Mr. SILVIUS 1829 West. Co. Catherine b. 1785 Easton d. 1792 Easton Deborah b. 1793 Easton mrd. Mr. GEORGE Elizabeth b. 1805 West. Co. d. 1871 mrd 1825 Mr. STUMP Are Frederick and Jacob brother since both are from Easton both were in the Rev. War. Also their is a Adam Reger in Clinton Co. New Jersy who came from Germany with his two brother who lived in Easton, Pa. Might be named George and Frederick in mid 1700's

EWING, IRWIN, MCCURDY, PARK, SHAW posted by Mary Rixford on Sunday, June 29, 1997

I am looking for Info for James Laird EWING and his spouse Elisabeth Dickey IRWIN. He was born Dec 13 1848(or 1850) and they were married May 10, 1875. at Irwin Pa. His father was a (Scotch)-Irish immigrant and his mother was from Pa. His Brother was Joseph W, and sisters were Jane B SHAW(Pittsburg) and Rachel L.MCCURDY(Pittsburg) and a Mrs. A.J.PARK of Greeley Colorado. (Spelling of Pittsburgh is from the obit in Greeley) James and Elisabeth moved to Greeley CO soon after the wedding.. Elisabeth IRWIN was reported to be related to the founders of Irwin Pa.

MCCLELLAN posted by Anne Renshaw on Monday, June 30, 1997

MCCLELLAN I am looking for the parents of Joseph MCCLELLAN(D) and his brothers Captain Robert and John. They came from Westmoreland Co.,PA. They were born bet. 1778 and 1787. They went to Greene Co., Ohio. A source said they lived in Forks of Yah in Westmoreland Co. but, I have been unable to find it. Any suggestions? Thanks

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