Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for November 1997


ALL, FORESMAN posted by Adria Halstead Johnson on Saturday, November 1, 1997

FORESMAN, William b. 25 July 1770 Westmoreland Co. Father: Robert Foresman, b 1721 Tyrone, Ireland. Mother: Jane ALL(?) b 1727 Ireland?. Fourteen children: first 10 born in Ireland (Hugh, 1748; Elizabeth, 1750; John, 1751; Alexander, 1753; Samuel, 1755; Joseph, 1757; Agnes, 1759; Robert, 1761; Jane, 1763; George, 1764), one on the ocean (Philip 1766), and three in PA (James, 1767; William; and Jane, 1772). William eventually moved to Ohio where he died in 1864. Would like to communicate with other Foresman researchers.

MOATS posted by Sharen Carrr on Sunday, November 2, 1997

MOATS John Christian or any Moats in Westmoreland Co

BRIGGS, CLARY, HUFF, LOWREY, MURPHY, WILSON posted by Sylvia Sligar on Sunday, November 2, 1997

BRIGGS, MURPHY, CLARY, WILSON, LOWREY, HUFF, John BRIGGS abt 1742 - 1800 died Westmoreland Co, PA, married Elizabeth, had 4 known children. John had a brother, Thomas BRIGGS, in York Co, PA. 1. Rachel BRIGGS, b 1767 PA, m abt 1790 William Deveron CLARY, d 1813 Darke Co, OH. 2. Isaac BRIGGS, b 1771, m abt 1791 Mary "Polly" MURPHY, d 1841 Pleasant Valley, Marshall Co, W(Va). 3. Thomas BRIGGS, b abt 1774 PA, m 1824 Rebecca WILSON, d 1853 South Bend, St Joseph Co, Indiana. 4. David BRIGGS, b 1779 PA, m1816 Rosannah LOWREY, m 1836 Sarah HUFF, d 1837 Darke Co, OH Looking for information on when and where he was born as well as his parents and siblings, and the maiden name of his wife.

VOGEL, WOLFORD posted by Debbie Odasso on Tuesday, November 4, 1997

VOGEL - Francis Albert VOGEL b. JAN 1857 possibly Westmoreland county. Lived in Allegheny Twp and is found in census records for 1900 and 1910. Married to Rosanna or Rosina WOLFORD. Have record of six children born to this couple. John L., Charles A., Minnie, Bertha O., Harry Forrest, and Berdette . Children born between 1876 and 1895.

BUSANTE, BUSONIA, BUSUNIA, BUSUNIS posted by Tammy on Tuesday, November 4, 1997

I am looking for information about the family of my paternal grandmother. Her given name was Yolonda BUSANTE. We believe she was born in Blairsville "Coalstown", Penn. in 1909. Her parents immigrated from Italy around 1900. She had a sister named Margaret. She may also have lived in Chester, Penn. Alternate spellings include BUSUNIA, BUSONIA or possibly BUSUNIS.

ANDRE, ANDREE, ANDREW, SPENCER, WALL posted by Paul Andree on Saturday, November 8, 1997

WALL , SPENCER , ANDREE / ANDRE / ANDREW Hannah WALL married a ANDREW (ANDREE in reality) and had a son, Paul ANDREW (ANDREE). In the 1880 census of Allegheny Co, Pittsburgh, 25th Ward; Hannah is shown as living with her father, Robert WALL; and named Hannah ANDREW, with son Paul, 1 year old. Hannah's mother was Christina WALL, and in her obituary, Christina died at the home of her daughter Hannah SPENCER. Paul was my grandfather, the Rev. Paul H ANDREE of Monongahela. He grew up in the Webster area of Rostraver Twp, Westmoreland Co. We want to contact the ANDREW / ANDREE family, probably from the 25th Ward in Pittsburgh; and the SPENCER family who married Hannah and probably had children who would be my grandfather's half-siblings.

MCCORMICK posted by Ellen Kelley on Saturday, November 8, 1997

MCCORMICK.... I am searching for the following McCORMICK'S who migrated to Fayette Co. James b 1757 in Ire- d 1850- bur in Dunlap's Creek Cem, Fayette Co. Noble Sr. d 1840- came to US in 1802 from County Tyrone, Ire Charles b 1782 County Tyrone, Ire- d 1835- bur Dunlap's Creek Cem, Fayette Co.-came to Us in1802 Booth b 1782 County Tyrone, Ire- d 1846- bur Dunlap's Creek Cem, Fayette Co.-came to Us in 1802 Noble b 1788 in County Tyrone, Ire- came to US in 1802

CARNAHAN, WOLFORD posted by Jim Wolford on Saturday, November 8, 1997

I am seeking information about Reyless WOLFORD who married Louisa CARNAHAN in 1851 in Westmoreland County.

BROWN, FULLER, LUTHER posted by Kathleen Brown on Monday, November 10, 1997

BROWN, FULLER Any information on the family of David and Margaret ____ BROWN of Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland County, 1800-1829. David was the son of James and Nancy BROWN and purchased 100 acres from John McKinnorvan, land bounded by James Clark, Benjamin Johnston, Mrs. Shaeffer, and William Curry, near Laughlintown. Children: David, who lived in Washington County; Hannah who married John FULLER, William, John, James, Martha Ann, Margaret LUTHER(?), Mary, and Jane. Wife Margaret lived in Allegany County after David's death in 1829. Would like to know Margaret's maiden name, intermarriages, and any present'day descendants.

ADAMS, BROWN, CLIFFORD, TAYLOR posted by Kathleen Brown on Monday, November 10, 1997

TAYLOR. Seeking information on descendents of John TAYLOR who lived in Fairfield Twp as early as 1783. Known children were Jacob TAYLOR who married Jane BROWN, and Hannah(Ann) TAYLOR who married William BROWN in the 1780s. Jacob and Jane (BROWN) TAYLOR may have had the following children: John TAYLOR who married Mary CLIFFORD, Martha Ann who married Samuel ADAMS, Daniel, David, and James.

CLAYTON, JENKINSON, SIEGFRIED posted by David Jenkinson on Tuesday, November 11, 1997

I am lloking for information on John SIEGFRIED and/or William CLAYTON. Both married into the JENKINSON family in about the 1790's.

HESS, WALTHOUR posted by Talma Klaassen on Tuesday, November 11, 1997

Who was the father of Mary Judith WALTHOUR wife of William HESS b. ca 1750 . resident of Westmoreland co PA 1800 North Huntington twp. William HESS d. 1817 ..Judith and 8 children moved to Harrison co New Rumley twp by 1820. May have joined a relative Jacob Walthour/Walter.

MITCHELL, WEST posted by Ken Taylor on Tuesday, November 11, 1997

MITCHELL, James Kindel b. abt 1865 in Westmoreland County, married Mary Ellen WEST.

FORNER, MOOR, MOORE posted by Judith Ashbaugh Drake on Wednesday, November 12, 1997

Researching the name FORNER, particularly Ann Maria FORNER who married Samuel MOOR/MOORE in Beaver County PA about 1841. Ann Maria had a sister or cousin named Sarah FORNER. Who are the parents of Ann FORNER? Where did they live? Any info will be appreciated. Judith Drake

CLAYTON, JENKINSON posted by Maxine Dayhuff Lowhorn on Wednesday, November 12, 1997

CLAYTON, William husband of Frances JENKINSON, daughter of William Jenkinson of Unity Township, Westmoreland County, PA. Would appreciate any information on this couple and their children.

HINES posted by Ray Carrigan on Thursday, November 13, 1997

Any imformation on HINES family that owned the Hines Hotel in Latrobe in the 1920's

BECK, BOWERS, CALDWELL, HODSKIN, LENZ, MATTIKO, MYERS, WOODS posted by Jack Bowers on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am Jack L BOWERS b Jun 17 1925 Duquesne PA m Rosemae BECK b May 26 1929 McKeesport PA; he son of Roy C BOWERS b Dec 26 1892 Manito PA m Anna M MATTIKO b Jun 18 1902 Munhall PA Roy also married to Helen T WOODS b Mar 28 1898 Hillside Westmoreland Cty PA; Roy son of Martin E BOWERS b Apr 2 1863 Turtle Creek PA m Rosa J LENZ b Dec 7 1863 Germany; he son of Samuel Rice BOWERS b Nov 1837 Pennsvilla PA m Mary Eckles CALDWELL b Dec 10 1837 Patton Twp (near Monroeville); he son of Jacob BOWERS b Oct 13 1812 Lancaster County PA m Catharine MYERS b Oct 12 1820 Somerset County PA. Jacob/Catherine other children: Martin b abt 1836, Rebecca b abt 1838, Jacob b abt 1842, Henry b Nov 24 1844 (Henry was in the Union Army during the Civil War), Mary b 1845, William b Mar 22 1847 m Rachel HODSKIN b aft 1847, David b 1849 m Margaret ? b 1855 (David was a Lt. In the Union Army during the Civil War) Jacob and wife Catharine; William and wife Rachel (with some of their children); David and wife Margaret (with some of their children) are all buried in the Mt Pleasant Cemetery. It should be noted that 'old' Jacob was in the coke business when he first came to Fayette County. He retired from that business in 1868 and opened a general store on the main street of Mt Pleasant. That store was passed on to sons William and David. In the 1910 commemorative book of Mt Pleasant it was noted that William was the oldest continuous merchant in Mt Pleasant.

FLACK, HALFERTY, RAMSEY posted by George Simmons on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Seeking info on Andrew RAMSEY, bn 1780, PA, who married Isabelle HALFERTY, bn 1778 in Westmoreland, PA. Also seeking info on Edward Halferty, father of Isabelle. Edward HALFERTY married Margaret FLACK in PA.

VARNER, WIBLE posted by Michael Ransom on Sunday, November 16, 1997

Solomon VARNER, b 1800 in PA, m 1822 at West Newton to Sarah WIBLE, b 1804 in PA to John WIBLE and -??-. Solomon and Sarah are in the 1830, 1840 & 1850 census of Sewickly Twp with their twelve children. Who is John WIBLE? Who is his wife? Are there other WIBLE children? Where did they come from?

SHAW posted by Jan Ochs on Monday, November 17, 1997

SHAW, David son of Moses Shaw and Margaret, Sisters Margaret-b. 1766 died as result of wounds during Hannastown massacre 1782 , and Sarah b. 1764. Brother, Alexander. Need any decendent info. for this SHAW family-in particular female Shaw who married a Roberts and resided in Wilkensburg in mid 1800's

FRY, TALMAGE posted by Ron Talmage on Tuesday, November 18, 1997

I'm looking for info on Dr Samuel TALMAGE b1765 and Hope Salt Works that he was operating in 1844 at the mouth of Pine Run in Allegant Twp, Westmoreland Co. His wife Ann FRY died there in 1844. I would like to locate her burial site also. Samuel moved to West Virginia where he died in 1853.

BOLES, IRWIN posted by Marilyn Brien on Wednesday, November 19, 1997

Family tradition indicates that IRWIN's from Sac County, Iowa, descended from nine brothers from Ireland who settled first in Irwin, PA. Specifically I am researching Robert IRWIN and Mary BOLES, parents of Marion Addison IRWIN, who was born in Iowa ca 1850. Does anyone have anything to verify or discount this story? Marilyn Brien 128 Linda Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78216

LANE posted by Robert Barnes on Thursday, November 20, 1997

LANE, Jacob--lived in East Hun? according to 1830 Census Index. Looking for any info or records. This is one of 4 Jacob Lanes I am currently researching for link to my 4th gr-grandfather. Penn. birth is verified but exact county unknown at this time. 5 children that I know of were born in Penn. Valentine, Perry, Caroline, Phebe & Jemima. Family moved to Mason Co., Illinois abt. 1840.

RUFFNER posted by Richard Davis on Friday, November 21, 1997

Seeking to share information with those tracing RUFFNER surname. Brothers Simon, Jr., Christian, and George Adam settled with their nephews Henry and Simon Ruffner around St. Vincent's Abbey area near Latrobe.

KUHN posted by Richard Davis on Friday, November 21, 1997

KUHN family of Westmoreland County. Seeking to share information with those tracing descendants of John Kuhn d. 1751 of this county.

ALTEMUS, SHAFFER posted by Alice Gless on Friday, November 21, 1997

Adam ALTEMUS was born Unknown in Northampton Co., Pa, and died Sep 1863 in Mechanicsburg, Brushvalley Twp., Indiana Co., Pa. He married Evaline 'Eve' SHAFFER. Looking for parents, brothers, sisters of Evaline SHAFFER.

MORGAN, QUIGLEY posted by Sarah MacMillan on Friday, November 21, 1997

Looking for kin of Thomas S. MORGAN and Margaret QUIGLEY Morgan. Children: William MORGAN b:abt 1877 and Christopher MORGAN b: 3/31/1893 d:2/25/1939. They may have had other children. They are originally from Ireland, County unknown. Settled in Mt. Pleasant area.

HISSOM posted by Elizabeth Merckle on Friday, November 21, 1997

Looking for information about John and Thomas HISSOM, both listed in 1800 Westmoreland census, and David HISSOM listed in 1810 Westmoreland census. John and Thomas were born prior to 1755. I think one of these may be the father of James, Thomas, Levi, Jesse, and David. These were later in Tyler County, VA. James b. 1795 was in the War of 1812 from VA.

COLDWELL, CORNSELIORE, DEAHL, DEIHL, DIEHL, STOPHEL posted by Ted Kuhn on Saturday, November 22, 1997

DEAHL/DEIHL/DIEHL. Looking for descendants of Benjamin Franklin Deahl b 1840/43 Pa d 5-30-1903 in Irwin, Westmoreland Co. Pa Sometimes used name Frank B. Deahl. wife's name Lydia (CORNSELIORE?) b 1840/43 Pa d mar of 1882 in Irwin. Children-Henry Noah DEAHL (1864-1891); Benjamin Franklin DEAHL Jr. (1865-1934); John L. DEAHL (1867-@1950); Sarah/Sadie L.DEAHL (1869-1898); Nellie G. DEAHL (1872-?) mar Robert COLDWELL; Margaret E.S. DEAHL (1875-1898); Grace M. DEAHL (1877-?) mar Jack STOPHEL; Clara B. DEAHL (1879-1880). Benjamin Franklin DEAHL Sr. lived at the cornor of 4th and Walnut in Irwin from bef 1876 till his death.

COLDWELL, DEAHL posted by Ted Kuhn on Saturday, November 22, 1997

COLDWELL. Looking for descendants of Nellie G. DEAHL (b 1872) and Robert COLDWELL. Lived in the Irwin area and had at least 2 children; Clay COLDWELL and Helen COLDWELL.

JOB, JOBBS, JOBES posted by Martha Keener on Sunday, November 23, 1997

JOB/JOBBS/JOBES Am interested in finding information on any of the surnames, that lived in Rostraver Twp. Isaac A. Jobes: Iras Jobes/Ezekiel Jobes were known to have lived in this township. Would be interested in any information with that surname; Thank You, Martha (Jobes) Keener.

KIRKPATRICK, NEAL, NEIL, STERNER posted by Karen Kirkpatrick on Sunday, November 23, 1997

I am looking for NEAL/NEIL KIRKPATRICK who married Ella STERNER b.1872 died 1950. Ella's father was Adam Sterner a farmer from West Newton. Her mother Ellen died about 1876. Neil supposedly abandoned her with four children and took the fifth with him. Do not know what happened to the baby. He is reported to be buried in Ohio although I have no proof of this. Any information would be appreciated as I know nothing about the Kirkpatricks. As his name does not show up in any census and his children were born in Jacobs Creek, his first name may be something other than Neil. Thank you.

POTTS, SAMS posted by Dave Osborne on Tuesday, November 25, 1997

I am looking for information on the following names:POTTS and SAMS. Specifically, Jonathan Daniel SAMS and Mary Polly POTTS. They were married around 1780 in Butler Co. They lived for a number of years in Westmoreland Co. before moving to Wood Co. W.Va. Supposedly, Mary Polly was half Indian. So I am also looking for information on Mary Polly's father-John POTTS. We have been told that he married a full blooded Indian. What we want to know are:what tribe was the Indian woman from, what was her name, and what was John's tie-in with the POTTS family. As for Jonathan Daniel and Mary Polly, I'd like to know their marriage date and Mary Polly's birthdate. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

CRABB, GOSSETT posted by Donna Radcliff on Wednesday, November 26, 1997

I am looking for anyone who might have knowledge of Redstone Settlement, Westmoreland Co., PA. Redstone is mentioned in almost every history book dealing with John GOSSETT of Highland Co., OH. He moved west from Redstone in the late 1790's. There is also info that his nephew and wife, John and Nancy CRABB GOSSETT had at least one of their children, Mathias, there in Redstone. I would like to know if it was a Quaker settlement, and if any records still exist from there. I would also like to get in contact with any other GOSSETT researchers.

STACEY, STACY, STAYSA posted by Mary-Lew Renninger on Wednesday, November 26, 1997

looking for any info on the surname STACEY/STACY/STAYSA abt-1800's.Thanks,Mary-Lew

WOODS posted by Robert Woods on Wednesday, November 26, 1997

WOODS/WOODS Elizabeth WOODS b.abt 1810-15,Elizabeth Twp,Allegheny Co., dau of William & Barbara WOODS, m. James WOODS of Westmore- land Co. James was either son or grandson of James and Deborah WOODS of Westmoreland Co. Do you know this family?

BRENTON, BRINTON, STEELE posted by Betty Bloomer on Thursday, November 27, 1997

Looking for Robert BRENTON, BRINTON, who married Elizabeth STEELE, circa 1781 at Washington Co., or Green Co. or Westmoreland Co. Penn.

HESS posted by Timothy Boyle on Thursday, November 27, 1997

My great-great grandfather Valentine HESS's brother Paul moved to Adamsburg, Westmorland Cty, c. 1860-70. I am looking for his family.

REES posted by Juanita Harris on Thursday, November 27, 1997

My great great-grandmother Cecelia REES was born in Greensburg in 1862. Her parents names were A.C. Rees and Margaret. Any infor you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

HEBRANK, WAGNER posted by Bob Warren on Thursday, November 27, 1997

Tobias WAGNER, b. 1814, arrived in Westmoreland Co. ca. 1845, m. Mary HEBRANK, resided Adamsburg, St. Clairsville/Bradenville, d. 1889. Children: Elizabeth, Angeline, Sarah, Clara, Emmanuel, Jennie, George, Joseph, Edward Riley, Ida and Sarepta. Birthplace given as Whitenberg, Wurtemburg (Germany). Parents?

ENGEL, WAGNER posted by Bob Warren on Thursday, November 27, 1997

F. C. ENGEL, b. 1850, arrived Westmoreland Co., PA ca. 1870, m. Elizabeth WAGNER 1873, resided Adamsburg, Derry. Killed working as a brakeman on the Pennsylvania RR, 1887. Children: Clara, Mary, Charlotte, William, Emma, Eugene, John George, Ada, Francis. Birthplace given variously as Prussia, Germany and Switzerland. First name Francis/Franz; Middle name given variously as Charles, Carl, Caesar. Parents/Birth location?

MARTIN, SMITH posted by Don Lytle on Friday, November 28, 1997

I'm looking for information on Andrew J. MARTIN (b.1859)-married to Emma Jane SMITH (b.1845) I would like to find out about his parents and grandparents -possibly from Ireland.

BELL, CRAIG, HILL, MOORHEAD, OGDEN, POLLACK, SWAN posted by Peggy Moorhead Mershimer on Friday, November 28, 1997

In researching the MOORHEADs, I have found many of them to have at least passed through Westmoreland County. Many more lived there for many years. Other family names are HILL, CRAIG, OGDEN, BELL, SWAN, and POLLACK . Within the MOORHEADS are the Rev. William Wallace MOORHEAD, John MOORHEAD who married Margaret HILL and he was an associate judge in Westmoreland Co. Thank you for any help you have, Peggy

BEARD, FORSYTHE, KENNEDY, MARTIN, SMITH, VANKIRK, WILKINSON posted by Margret Watt on Friday, November 28, 1997

WILKINSON family, also FORSYTHE. Lawrence WILKINSON,b. 1879-80, Ruffsdale, Westmoreland, PA. Father: Thomas WILKINSON, b. 1830. place unknown. Mother: Margaret Elizabeth SMITH, b. 1841,Webster, PA. Her parents were Joseph SMITH, b. Greene Co., PA. and Martha MARTIN, b. Mt. Pleasant, PA.First wife of Lawrence was Ida Mae VANKIRK. They had a son, John Elroy WILKINSON,b. 1901.Also an adopted or foster son, Murl KENNEDY.Second wife if Lawrence was Vivian BEARD, b. 1890, Wirt Co., WV. They were m. 1925 in Parkersburg, WV. One dau., Margret Elisabeth WILKINSON, b. June 01 1926, Pittsburgh, PA, Brother of Lawrence, George Sylvester WILKINSON, b. 08 May 1866, Ruffsdale,Westmoreland, PA. m. Susanna Helen FORSYTHE, Nov. 27 1888. George had a farm near Banning, PA. He also worked in a coal mine, and was Sunday School Supt. for the Methodist Church. He died Sept. 26, 1936. Lawrence Wilkinson was a Baptist minister with the Northern Baptist Convention. He was struck by a truck in Chicago, IL on May 5 1919 and died on May 13 1929 from injuries. He also had a brother, Lewis WILKINSON who was a Methodist minister at the Methodist Church in Carnegie, PA,c. 1926. Another brother, John William WILKINSON, b. Aug. 26, 1860. m. Mary Ann FORSYTHE of Fayette Co., PA. He was struck by lightening and killed July 17 1901.There were many other brothers and sisters of Lawrence, George, Lewis and John WILKINSON. I would like to find them, and also more about their parents.

CHEROK, KUSMAN, PETERS posted by Sue Wooten on Friday, November 28, 1997

PETERS, KUSMAN, CHEROK I am researching and trying to find information on the following families. My grandmother was Eugenia (Jennie)PETERS. She was born in Irwin, Westmoreland Co, PA 24 November 1903. She was the daughter of Jack and Irene KUSMAN PETERS. Family history is they were form Russia, She married Leon CHEROK before Nov 1920 and they moved to Washington Co, PA. Any information on any of these members would be appreciated.

CAMPBELL posted by John Campbell on Saturday, November 29, 1997

I am trying to find the roster for the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment 1776 to 1982. I am searching for CAMPBELL members of that unit.

WEAVER posted by Norman Schindler on Sunday, November 30, 1997

I am looking for information about Samual WEAVER. He lived in the Pleasant Unity area. He served in the 6th Penn. Cavalry during the Civil War. He owned a sawmill that was destroyed by fire. He moved to Fort Wayne area in 1865. He returned to Pleasant Unity area after the death of a daughter. I believe that he was buried along with his wife in the Pleasant Unity area.

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