Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for October 1997


CARRUTHERS, FULLER, GOLD posted by Dee Bardin on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

I am looking for any information on the GOLD family. My grandfather, James GOLD was born in Greensburg, PA in May of 1886. His father was John GOLD and his mother was Joan CARRUTHERS, both from Scotland. JAmes GOLD married Emma FULLER born 1888 and was from England.

BRINKER, SHIRLEY posted by Marge Caldwell on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

SHIRLEY Surname. I am researching Patrick Shirley, d. 1884 in Ligonier, Westmoreland County and BRINKER, George d. abt. 1853 If these are your families, please write. Thanks. Marge Caldwell

FITZGERALD posted by Scott Bradley on Sunday, October 5, 1997

Henry FITZGERALD I am looking for any information pertaining to Henry FITZGERALD. My family has found records saying that he enlisted in Captain Joseph Erwin's company in the Revolutionary War on March 2, 1776 in Hannastown, Westmoreland County, PA. This is as far back as we can trace him. We know that he was the father of Joanna Fitzgerald, and that he was born around October 1750, possibly in Ireland. There is a gap in our records between his discharge at Valley Forge, PA on January 1, 1778 and his appearance in Farfield County, Ohio shortly after 1800. He died on June 15, 1824 in Farfield County, Ohio.

BARR posted by Nancy Robinson on Sunday, October 5, 1997

desire information on parents of alexander BARR born 1822 westmoreland county. have data on his wife and children - will be happy to share.

JOHNS, SWANK posted by Sharon Trosan on Sunday, October 5, 1997

JOHNS. Looking for information on A. L. and Julia Johns, parents of Elsie Mae Johns. I have a marriage certificate for Elsie and Clarence SWANK (married 08-31-1909) that lists A. L. and Julia as parents living in Bolivar, PA. They later moved to the Fort Palmer area. I am unable to find additional information on this line, and I do not know who to contact about the local Bolivar or Fort Palmer cemeteries.

ASHBAUGH, IGO posted by George Bowser on Monday, October 6, 1997

My gg grandparents were Daniel ASHBAUGH and Mary IGO. It is my understanding Daniel May have been killed in 1862 at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. Their son William H lived, at least for the most of his life, in Latrobe, Pa. He married Mary Brant9/15/1881. He was b. 11/28/1861 and she was b. 9/28/1860 or 1861. Would appreciate any information on this family, many of whom still live in Westmoreland Co. George Bowser

STEWART posted by Peggy Stewart Rosenberg on Thursday, October 9, 1997

I am looking for parents and siblings of John STEWART, b. abt. 1765. He is listed in the 1790 census as living in Washington twp. He was still living there when he made his will in 1821. He had 10 children with unknown wife: James, John, Margaret, Nancy, b. 1786,d.1862 unmarried, Samuel, b. 1789, Alexander, b.1791, d.1838, Paul, Robert, Elizabeth, and Rachel,d. 1838.

DODSON, MOSGROVE, PEER, PEERE posted by Diane Plumlee on Monday, October 13, 1997

DODSON, MOSGROVE, PEER/PEERE. I am looking for information about Ida DODSON born October 30, 1889; lived across the river from Bolivar, PA. Father was Dorsey, mother was Ida or Sara(h) PEER from Indiana state--she died about 1898. Their children (Ida's siblings) were Ed, John, Alec/Alex, and Martha. Ida married Albert MOSGROVE, originally from Westmoreland County, PA, on October 9, 1913.

COUCH, COUTCH, DICKSON, STEELE, WALKER posted by Jim Couch on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Looking for infomation on COUCH, or COUTCH, William, James, Myels, also STEELE, WALKER, and DICKSON

CZEKAJ posted by Roy Czekay on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

CZEKAJ, Joseph. Came from Poland in1896. Lived in Mt. Pleasant, PA and worked in the coal mines there until 1902. Moved to Lena, WI in 1902. Seeking people whose grandparents may have know him

HARDIE, NIMMO posted by Teri Hardie on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

searching for information on HARDIE, William was born October 12, 1888 in Irwin PA to Alex and Isabel (NIMMO) HARDIE. The parents are of Scottish decent (or so I have been told). That is the extent of the information I have. Any help would be appreciated.

SMELTZER posted by Fred Brient on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Would someone please check for civil war regiment and company of service for Simon Peter SMELTZER. I believe he was from Armstrong Couty but enlisted in or was transferred to a Westmoreland County regiment. I will be glad to do look-ups involving Armstrong County Civil War veterans for anyone having a request.

ARNSPIGER, BRUNER, CROUCH, ERNSTBERGER, PUTMAN, REED, ROHRER, SCHNEIDER posted by Carol Jones Wilson on Thursday, October 16, 1997

My ancestor Ulrich BRUNER sold land in Frederick Co, MD to Jacob SCHNEIDER (a brother to Adam SCHNEIDER, who married his grand-daughter Catharine PUTMAN), in 1794. Other names connected to BRUNER are Abraham REED, Jacob ROHRER, Andrew PUTMAN and his son Peter, Paul ERNSTBERGER (ARNSPIGER) & Frances CROUCH. I would like to correspond with others working on any of these families in this area at this time. The BRUNER family went to Bedford Co, PA sometime after the above date. Some children went to Westmoreland Co.

RUSINACK, RUSNOK, RUSNYAK, RUSYNAK, RUZINAK posted by Thomas Rusinack on Friday, October 17, 1997

High, I'm searching the name RUSINACK. The farthest I have gone back is my Greatgrandfather Peter Rusinack and Katie Rusinack. On my Greatgrandmother's will the last name was spelled RUSINACK, RUSNOK, RUSNYAK, RUSYNAK, RUZINAK. My Grandfather was born in 1867 and imagrated in the 1890's. He resided in Youngstown and Latrobe area and died in 1923. My guess is He came from Slovikia (Lemko, Carpathion Rusyn). I just need his Letter of Intent and anything from his old country.

GLAZE, THOMPSON posted by Polly Robin Smith on Friday, October 17, 1997

THOMPSON & GLAZE -- Searching for ancestry of Rita Ann (Lettie) THOMPSON b. 6 Jun 1783 d. 25 Feb 1879, married Nathaniel GLAZE 19 Nov 1812. They had at least two children. Rita Ann (Lettie) reportedly born in Allegheny, Westmoreland or Washington county PA. Any leads out there? Am willing to share other info. Thanks a bunch!

BOYD posted by Dave Boyd on Saturday, October 18, 1997

Benjamin Franklin BOYD b.1831 d. 1892 m. Theorlithia b.1838 d. 1890. They are buried in Elizabeth Cemetery, All. County. Benjamin died in Dravosburg, All County and his obit. stated he was survived by seven brothers, none named. Also buried in the same plot are two wives of a J. C. BOYD son of another Benjamin F. BOYD who came from Sewickly Twp Westmoreland County. Can anyone identify the seven brothers and/or parents of my Benjamin? I would also like to prove a relationship between the two Benjamins. Anyone searching these names please contact me.

HAYDEN, MARSHALL, MORGAN, STERNER posted by Jim Markle on Saturday, October 18, 1997

MARSHALL, looking for information on Samuel MARSHALL. He married Christine HAYDEN ca 1847. Daughters: Margaret Elizabeth b.4 Mar 1850 d. 08 oct 1931, married Casper STERNER. Mary Ellen b.1848 d. 01 Nov 1936 married Joseph MORGAN.

MOYERS posted by Jim Markle on Saturday, October 18, 1997

MOYERS: looking for additional info on Jacob Moyers b.abt 1745 d.Dec 1804, buried in Lobinger Family Cem at Laurelville PA. Need Jacob's place of birth, wifes name & info. Jacob is of the correct age to have served in Revolutionary War, does anyone have info that he did? Lived in Mt.Pleasent, Westmoreland Co.

HENRY posted by James Henry on Sunday, October 19, 1997

Looking for any info that will confirm that Lewis "Big Lewis" HENRY was b. 24 Apr 1790 in Westmoreland, PA. He died in KY possibly on 24 Nov 1854. He moved to Scott Co. VA with his parents, John HENRY and Elizabeth ?. and then settled in Morgan Co., K Y. He was married to Annie Allen on 19 Aug 1813 in Russell Co., VA and la ter married Sara Ann Ward in KY. Any further information on John HENRY and Elizabeth ? would be greatly appreciated.

HAMILTON posted by Jim Markle on Sunday, October 19, 1997

HAMILTON: looking for inf on Robert HAMILTON of North Huntington Twp, Westmoreland Co. d. bfr 29 May 1812. Wifes name was Margaret ?. Chld: Nancy, John, Margrat, Elizabeth, Mary, James, Samuel, William, Agnes, Robert.

FETTER posted by Kathie Mitchell on Sunday, October 19, 1997

FETTER - I am searching for the parents and siblings of Laurence B. FETTER, born 1829 in Westmoreland Co. (possibly Donegal). He moved to Illinois with his parents when he was approx. 13 years old.

JEFFERS, ROLLINS posted by Elizabeth Faller on Monday, October 20, 1997

ROLLINS/JEFFERS - Looking for information on Henry ROLLINS of Westmoreland, Co. PA. He was born c 1730-40 in Ireland. A Revolutionary Soldier, he died in 1812. His daughter, Sarah ROLLINS, b. 1768, married William JEFFERS. I am looking for the date and place of this marriage.


BECK, BELL, BRUTOUT, CLUGSTON, DARQUENNE, DECOSTER, DERENNE, EVERETT, HARRIS, HESS, HUGHES, HUNTER, JONES, KELLY, KIRKLAND, LEROY, MCCULLOUGH, MEANS, MEIER, NOEL, PERRY, RAPP, REGHINO, REYNOLDS, RUGITO, SELVA, SHETLER, SHIREY, STAKLEY, STARRY, STRICKLER, SUMAN, THOMPSON, VINCK, ZANARINI. Have info on 7 generations of BECKS from 1797 (Derry Area), 11 generations of BRUTOUTS (Jeannette and Charleroi areas) dating as far back as early 1700's in Belgium, 6 generations of HUGHES (Derry Area) from 1836, 8 generations of KIRKLANDS (Derry and Blairsville areas) from about 1787, 5 generations of STAKLEYS (Jeannette area) from 1869. Have some info on remainder of names which are all associated with these main lines. Most of the French or Italian surnames are associated with Jeannette and the majority of the remainder are associated with Derry. Please see outline descendant trees located at my homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/8908/surnames.html

CLARK, HOWSARE, HOWSER posted by Duchesne Clark on Thursday, October 23, 1997

Simon W. HOWSER/HOWSARE listed in 1910 census for Westmoreland Co. as age 35, wife Salome B. 34, and five daughters: Gladus 10, Margaret M. 7, Mary R. 5, Evelin R. 2, and Helen D. Simon was son of Samual and Margaret (CLARK) HOWSARE of Bedford Co. Did his daughters marry and have families?

COOPER, LEONARD, MCKIBBEN, WATSON posted by Bill Compton on Thursday, October 23, 1997

John MCKIBBEN, b. Ulster, Ireland abt. 1740, md. Margaret Jane COOPER in Westmoreland County in 1776. James LEONARD, b. abt. 1734 (in Ireland?), md. Elizabeth WATSON 22 Dec. 1780, in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co. Both families moved to Ohio (Clinton and Brown Counties). A daughter of the Leonards, Catherine LEONARD (b. 1787 in Derry, Westmoreland Co.) married a son of the MCKIBBENS, John MCKIBBEN Jr., b. 1786 in Westmoreland Co. Can anyone help me with information about the families of Margaret Jane COOPER and Elizabeth WATSON, and tell me more about James LEONARD. Both he and MCKIBBEN, sr. served in the Revolution.

PISHKO posted by Joseph Pishko on Thursday, October 23, 1997

PISHKO...seeking information on Pishko family. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

BUTTERMORE, TROUT posted by Lois Tonhauser on Thursday, October 23, 1997

BUTTERMORE/TROUT - Looking for information re William M. BUTTERMORE, b.13 Mar 1852 Westmoreland County, d. 22 Feb 1923, Stark County, OH; married Mary TROUT, b. 15 Oct 1852 Westmoreland County, d. 22 Sep 1931 OH. It is believed they moved moved to OHIO circa 1870. Would like to know when they were married and also who their parents were. Will be happy to share information.

CLAYTON, FISH, MCMASTER posted by Jennifer Wathen on Thursday, October 23, 1997

Seeking information on the parents of William MCMASTER, b. 10 Dec., 1801, Westmoreland co., PA, d. 28 Aug., 1883, Jefferson co., IA. William married Ruth Ann FISH, dau. of Reeder and Susanna (CLAYTON) FISH. William and Ruth had 9 children: William Reader, b. 1842, OH; John Hanes, b. 1846, Beaver co., PA; Benjamin Clayton, b. 1846, Beaver co., PA; Mary Jane, b. 1849, OH; James McDowell, b. 1851, OH; Susannah Clayton, b. 1853, OH; Anderson Fremont, b. 1857, IA; Jackson Fish, b. 1858, IA; and Abraham Lincoln MCMASTER, b. 1860/61, IA.

NOBLE, WELLS posted by Dave Wells on Thursday, October 23, 1997

I am searching for information on the family of Sophia Elizabeth NOBLE, born 16 Aug 1833 in Westmoreland Co PA. She married Joseph WELLS on 26 Mar 1854 in Knox Co OH. It is possible that she is the dau of Joseph & Mary Noble of Westmoreland Co, but have no basis for that assumption at present. Thanks for any help you can provide.

NEAL, NEEL, NEIL posted by Robert Efaw on Friday, October 24, 1997

Looking for NEALs' especially prior to 1850. Also other spellings such as NEEL, NEIL.

NEWCOMER, NULL, OTTERMAN, POOL, RUFF, SADDLER, SEANOR posted by Joan Ruse on Friday, October 24, 1997

Would like to know if anyone has a NEWCOMER or NULL in their family line. Descendants of John NEWCOMER lived in Fayette & Westmoreland Counties. Descendants of Philip NULL married into OTTERMAN, SADDLER, POOL, SEANOR, RUFF,

HUGHES posted by Twila Smith on Friday, October 24, 1997

Seeking information on children of John HUGHES and first wife Rachel. Rachel died 1840's. Supposed to have had quadruplets. Catherine HUGHES bca. 1829-30 may have been a twin to Reuben HUGHES, one of surviving quads or single sibling birth. Mary HUGHES bca. 1832, Joseph HUGHES b.1836 Jane or Jean HUGHES bca. 1837. All on 1850 census Derry Twp. no further trace of them in county.

BRADEN, BRADIN, MCCORMIC, MCCORMICK, QUIGGLE posted by Terry Wilson on Friday, October 24, 1997

Trying to locate Daniel MCCORMIC MCCORMICK h/o Freelove BRADEN BRADIN. Daniel prob s/o Joseph McCORMIC and Betsey Rebecca QUIGGLE. Daniel b 7 Nov 1822 Westmoreland Co PA d 19 Apr 1890 Richland Co OH m Freelove BRADEN/BRADIN d/o Thomas and Freelove BRADIN. May have lived in Fayette Co for a while. Freelove b May 1824 Ashland Co OH d aft Apr 1900 location unknown. Looking for ancestors particularly (I have descendants) and also Freelove McCORMIC's death date and site.

HICE, TOSH posted by John Tosh on Sunday, October 26, 1997

TOSH, Henry seeking information concerning Henry who was married to Christena HICE and lived in Fairfield Twp in the late 1700's. Believed to have come to Fairfield from the state of Nj. all replys appreciated.

MCCUTCHEON posted by Margaret Lauterbach on Thursday, October 30, 1997

My great grandfather was Alexander MCCUTCHEON, of Westmoreland county. He survived my grandfather, who died in 1908, but I do not know in what part of the county he resided, or when he died. His other sons were Baniel, Harry, Clarence and others. If anyone has any information, I'd be very grateful. Thanks.

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