Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for July thru August 1997


APPLEGATE, GRIMES posted by Lynn Applegate on Tuesday, July 1, 1997

GRIMES - Seeking information on Grimes Family of Westmoreland County, PA. Phebe GRIMES married Benjamin APPLEGATE on Feb. 10, 1785 in Westmoreland County, PA. Looking for Phebe's lineage. Benjamin's father was Richard APPLEGATE who also lived in Westmoreland County at the time. Thanking you in advance for any information you can provide.

KISER, MURPHY posted by Pat Thompson on Tuesday, July 1, 1997

KISER looking for information on grandfather Harry Clinton KISER married to Mary Margaret MURPHY, children Marion, Lillian, Dorothy, Olive Elizabeth (Betty) and adopted son Lewis. Lived in Derry, had 360 acre farm neighboring with Jenny and Kerney Markel, Roy Kiser and the Nichols Farm. ggf was Henry KISER married to Susan or Sarah Kimmel, he died about 1915 and is buried in the Pleasant Unity Cemetary. Henry's children are Frank, John, Susan, William, and gf Harry. gm Mary was a RN and was nurse to grandfathers parents when they met. Harry and Mary Margaret moved to the Oakland Maryland area. Does anyone have information available on any listings made on the Pleasant Unity Cemetary which would enable me to obtain date of births and deaths to work with.

BIGGS, CAIRNS, GALBRAITH, HAVINS, HUFFMAN, LEGGAT, MILLER posted by Paul Ferwerda on Wednesday, July 2, 1997

MILLER, Robert, d. 1775 Westmoreland Co.,PA. Owned 300 acres in Huntington Twp. Married to Agnes. Children were: Isaac b.before 6 Feb 1755, Mary b.before 6 Feb 1762,(married John CAIRNS), Silas b.before 6 Feb 1762, William b. before 6 Feb 1762, William b. before 6 Feb 1762, Jane b. before 6 Feb 1762 (married Robert BIGGS), Rebecca, b.betwen 7 Feb 1762 and 1775, d. KY, (married Joseph GALBRAITH and owned land with him in Hempfield Twp), Sarah b. between 7 Feb 1762 and 1775 (married James HAVINS), Rachel b. between 7 Feb 1762 and 1775 (married John LEGGAT), Elizabeth, b. between 7 Feb 1762 and 1775 (married Adam HUFFMAN), Joseph, b. before 6 Feb 1776. Looking for information on this family. Thanks.

FINDLEY, FINLEY, JACK, MCCORMICK, SLOAN, STOKELEY posted by Patricia Lowry on Wednesday, July 2, 1997

MCCORMICK, FINLEY, STOKELEY, SLOAN, JACK. Seeking the parents of Sarah McCORMICK [b. 1820 in PA] who married J. Stokeley FINLEY, [b. 1813, PA]. Sarah's family was probably living in Sewickley Twp, Westmoreland Co. on 31 May 1866 when her daughter, Martha FINLEY [b. 20 Dec. 1850, Westmoreland Co.], married Alfred SLOAN [b. 2 Sep 1844, Somerfield, Somerset Co., PA], in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., PA. Was Sarah's father James McCORMICK? Would appreciate any information on the McCORMICK family in this area of Westmoreland Co., or any of their connections there: John and Andrew FINDLEY; Jane JACK; or Polly [Mary] and Nehemiah STOKELEY.

HEPLER, KLUGH posted by Todd Klugh on Friday, July 4, 1997

Looking for father, brothers and sisters of John KLUGH, civil war veteran who lived in Gilpen township, near Leechburg PA, Westmorland County. He married Elizabeth HEPLER who was born in 1832 and died about 1914. One son was named William Francis Klugh(1859-1924).

MCCALL posted by Gary Young on Friday, July 4, 1997

Seek info on John MCCALL and wife Elizabeth who lived in Unity twp., Westmoreland Co., Pa. from at least 1798 (tax list) to 1824 (will proved). His children were: Samuel, James, John, Matthew, Polly, Sally, Elizabeth, & Thomas. Would like to learn more about John MCCALL's children, siblings, and identity of parents.

KITTLE, SHIENFELD, SINSLEY, WVA posted by Shirley Newbold on Saturday, July 5, 1997

Looking for more information on the SINSLEY and SHIENFELD lines as they connect to KITTLE/MOREHEAd, in likely West Newton/Rostraver areas. William TW Kittle came to West Newton from Randolph County, WVA, married Ella May Sinsley whose mother was Morehead, grandmother Shienfeld. The last is questionable spelling, according to blurred death certificate. Would like to trace all lines back (have Kittle) to their origins outside PA. Thanks for any information.

JONES, STADTERMAN, THOMAS posted by Barbara Baker on Sunday, July 6, 1997

I have 1870 census data for STADTERMAN and THOMAS, but zilch on Edward and Jonathon JONES. They were all coal miners and were from Allegheny, Westmoreland, and ?. Originated in Prussia and Saxony in mid 1800's. Eariest I have are:William and Mary STADTERMAN, Peter born circa 1858. Margaret THOMAS circa 1857. Most of time was in New Kensington and Turtle Creek areas. I can make out Wards 21 and 23 on census records for 1870. St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Kensington and related cemeterymight give me some leads.

BECK, HARTZEL, ROSS, WILLIAMS posted by TJ Shumaker on Monday, July 7, 1997

I am looking for individuals researching the Surname ROSS in Armstrong and Surrounding Counties for Collaboration. I am looking for the Descendants of Joseph Eckman ROSS b 9/20/1808 in Westmoreland Co. and married to Elizabeth BECK b 5/24/1807 in Armstrong Co. Josephs Father was a John ROSS b @ 1774 married to a RoseAnn WILLIAMS. His Grandfather was a James ROSS b @ 1750 (???) and married to a Jane/Jean Steele. RoseAnn WILLIAMS was the daughter of Richard WILLIAMS b 1730 in Chester Co. and married to Rose Ann HARTZEL(L) b 1747 in Easton, Northampton Co.

BECK, CAMPBELL, ROSS, STEELE, WILLIAMS posted by TJ Shumaker on Friday, August 1, 1997

I am looking for a John ROSS who was born @ 1774 and was Married to a RoseAnn WILLIAMS. Although I don't know where they came from, Joseph Eckman ROSS (Below) was born in Westmoreland Co., in 1808. John's Father was James ROSS and married to a Jane/Jean STEELE John's Children were Joseph Eckman ROSS b. 9/20/1808 m. Elizabeth BECK Robert ROSS Sarah ROSS m. Samuel CAMPBELL James ROSS b. 3/14/1805 m. Catherine ??? Richard ROSS b. 6/10/1806 m Eliza ??? William ROSS b. 11/11/1807 m. Mary ???? Thomas ROSS b. 6/12/1809 married to Sarah ???? John ROSS b 1/6/1811 m Jane ??? Nathaniel ROSS b. 1812 m. to Lidia ???? David ROSS b. 11/20/1815

CAGAN, KLINE posted by Linda Culala on Saturday, August 16, 1997

Looking for any information on Phillip KLINE born 1798 in Westmoreland Co. Son of John KLINE. Also looking for any information on Margaret CAGAN, born in 1800 in Pa. (no county known.) Thanks in advance for any help.

ASHCRAFT, LATTA, STEWART, WARD posted by Martha Neal on Sunday, August 17, 1997

STEWART - Searching for the following STEWARTS: Jesse STEWART m. Rachel ASHCRAFT (b.1768, Fayette Co); Rachel STEWART b. 1792 m. William LATTA and lived in Westmoreland Co., PA; Thomas STEWART ;b. 1799 m. Phoebe Ann WARD b. 1803; Maria Drake STEWART b. ca. 1825 m. Thomas LATTA. Any help at all will be appreciated. Willing to share information.

SCOTT, TRAUT posted by Liane Beckman on Monday, August 18, 1997

SCOTT I am looking for any information on the parentage of Prudence Lavinia SCOTT b. 25 Nov. 1832 in Armstrong, Westmoreland Co., PA. Prudence (aka "Polly") married Jesse H. TRAUT in McKean Twp., Erie Co., PA, on 12 Nov. 1854. They raised a family in Girard, Erie Co. and had four children: Henrietta Eloise b.1855, Sarah Elizabeth b.1857, Henry Greene b.1859, and Samuel James b.1861. Prudence died circa 1918. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

BETZ, HAUCK posted by Paula Konsavage on Monday, August 18, 1997

I am looking for any information about these two families, HAUCK and BETZ. I have found an Isaac BETZ and George HAUCK listed in and 1830 census index living in Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland Co. Both of those names are in my husband's family. I know both of them are buried in Schuylkill CO, PA. George HAUCK b. 1787 had a son Henry and a daughter Margaret. Margaret married Isaac BETZ. Isaac was born in Dec 1807. I have hit a dead end trying to locate information on these families. Thank you for your help.

FULTON posted by Peter Ordway on Tuesday, August 19, 1997

I am trying to find information about Abraham FULTON who died in 1787 in Westmoreland County. I would like to know if there is any connection between Abraham and Robert "Steamboat" FULTON. Thanks.

WHITMORE posted by Alice Thomsen on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

I am looking for information on Jacob WHITMORE born about 1767. He had children born in Westmoreland County. If anyone has WHITMORE information they would like to share, I would be grateful.

ENRICO, GABELLI, JANKOWSKI, KURPIEWSKI, KWASNICKA, OLIVER, ROMANIW, VARNI posted by Vikki Jankowski on Thursday, August 21, 1997

Looking for info on the following: Antoni JANKOWSKI b.2/9/92 d.1/78 married to Bonaslava KURPIEWSKI Frank ROMANIW b.3/7/92 d.1/80 married to Katherine KWASNICKA b.6/97 Joseph OLIVER d.1954 married to Anna ENRICO d.1950 Carlo VARNI b.10/95 d.3/19/32 married to Charlotte GABELLI b.12/24/02 d.7/79 All lived within Armstrong, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties

BARE posted by Brad Arms on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am seeking information on the family and ancestry of Samuel and Sarah BARE of Westmoreland Co. Samual b. abt. 1803 and d. 1858. Sarah (pos. Sager) b. abt. 1810 and d. 1895 in Iowa. They had children Andrew, Susan, Samuel, Sarah, Joseph, Rachel, Lydia, Mary, and Hannah.

COULTER, HUMPHREYS posted by M. Davidson on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Seeking info/anc/desc/ of Thomas HUMPHREYS b. 24OCT1764, Tyrone Co, Irland. d. 29JUL1839 Lawrence Co, PA (the Mercer?) buried: oon the George BOOK Farm, Butler County, PA (daughter Elizabeth Humphrey Book*)

DUNN posted by William Dunn on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I wonder if anyone knows of any DUNNs in Westmoreland County in the late 1800s and early 1900s - especially with the names Bernard, Frank or Catherine DUNN? Thank you

BOON, DAVIDSON, JOHNSON, LEE, MARSHALL posted by Gary Pavelko on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I am looking for information on George Washington BOON born Feb 7, 1777 in Westmoreland County. Siblings are Mary (m. Thomas MARSHALL), Jane (m. Andrew LEE), John, Thomas (m. Elizabeth JOHNSON), and Samuel (m. Susan DAVIDSON). They may have been raised by an aunt whose name was Lerch. If you have any information on any of the above please contact gpavelko@labyrinth.net.

BALDRIDGE, WILSON posted by June Marcus on Monday, August 25, 1997

I am looking for the birth record of Samuel BALDRIDGE, dob 13 dec 1776, Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA also any info on his parents, James & Elizabeth nee - WILSON BALDRIDGE

BALDRIDGE, WILSON posted by June Marcus on Monday, August 25, 1997

James BALDRIDGE born 1735, VA dod 1812, md Elizabeth WILSON dob abt 1740 in VA dod abt 1805, their son Samuel BALDRIDGE is said to e born in Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA 13 Dec 1776, I would like info on this family, psssibly James and Elizabeth died in Westmoreland Co. Thank you for any help I believe they were in that area between 1770-1800

MORR posted by Stacie on Tuesday, August 26, 1997

I'm Looking for any info on the surname MORR.. I hope someone can help me

NULL posted by Charles M. Null on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

My name Charles M. NULL 2 I am disable and I have been working on my family root's and history for the past five. I need information on Phillip NULl born 1752 and his family in Westmoreland, county., also would like known his father and mother. Someone said that the Null's was list in a book of History of Westmoreland County. and did Phillip Null with his brother George Null? Henry Null was he a son of Phillip or the grandfather on Millard Fillmore Null?

BURGET, HENDERSON, MACHESNEY posted by Charlotte Siegfried on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

Need data of Sahar b. 1801, Catharine b. 1805 and Mary HENDERSON, Daughters of William HENDERSON of Westmoreland Co., PA Sarah m. Silas BURGET 1820 Pickway Co., Ohio; Catharine m. John BURGET, 1835, Pickway Co., Ohio and Mary m. Andrew MACHESNEY and lived in Westmoreland Co.

HALL posted by Loretta Barnard on Friday, August 29, 1997

HALL: Still searching for parents or siblings of Caroline Atillia HALL b.1836 in Westmoreland Co., PA. Also would be interested in any information on Albert HALL, residing in Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland Co. in 1840. His 1840 Census listing notes a daughter age 5 or under. Could he be the father of Caroline A. HALL who was 4-years old in 1840??? Any help is appreciated. Thanks. Loretta B., LGB1@ix.netcom.com

DAVIS, MCDOWELL posted by Janet Jones on Friday, August 29, 1997

Am searching for George MCDOWELL and Catherine DAVIS, a Presbyterian minister, whose last known church was at New Florence, Westmoreland Co., PA. Would appreciate any help in finding information on these people.

DAVIS, MCDOWELL posted by Janet Jones on Friday, August 29, 1997

Am searching for George MCDOWELL and Catherine DAVIS, a Presbyterian minister, whose last known church was at New Florence, Westmoreland Co., PA. Would appreciate any help in finding information on these people.

BROWN, FISHER, HOOWE, KELZ, MCDOWELL, SHAW, STEWART, THOMPSON posted by Stephen Fisher on Saturday, August 30, 1997

Seeking information on the Fisher's of Westmoreland Co., PA and their relations: 1. Abel FISHER (1730-1777) & Rachel HOOWE (1732-1792) 1.1 Mathias FISHER (1758-1834) & Martha THOMPSON 1.1.1 John FISHER (1786-1841) 1.1.2 Abel FISHER (1788-1876) 1.1.3 Mary FISHER (1796-) & STEWART 1.1.4a Thomas FISHER (1797-1879) & Elizabeth BROWN (1806-1900) 1.1.4b Thomas FISHER (1797-1879) & Mary "Polly" KELZ (1797-1837) 1.1.5 Rachel FISHER 1.2 Abel FISHER (1760-1838) 1.3 Thomas FISHER (1764-1848) & Prudence SHAW (-1803) 1.4 Hannah FISHER (1767-1862) & Samuel MCDOWELL 1.5 Elizabeth FISHER 1.6 Rachel FISHER & Jacob STEWART 1.7 John FISHER Will gladly share what I have on the family.

BIERER, HOLTZER, SHOEMAKER, WAGNER posted by John Webber on Sunday, August 31, 1997

Researching John George WAGNER. born 11 August 1808 Eberdingen, Germany. Came to Westmoremland Co,, 1829, married 1837 to Anna Marie Bierer, daughter of John M. BIERER and Barbara HOLTZER.Settled in Delmot. Pa also research Gottlieb WAGNER born 23 August 1826 Eberdingen, Germany. Came to Westmoreland ca. 1852. Settled in Penn Township. Married 1862 to Elizabeth Shoemaker, daughter of Jacob SHOEMAKER and Anna WAGNER.

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