Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for March 1998


CZEKAJ posted by Roy Czekay on Monday, March 2, 1998

Hi: I`m trying to find someone in Westmoreland County who could do a 1900 census lookup for me. My grandfather, Joseph Czekaj lived in Mt. Pleasant from 1896-1902. The larger libraries in PA should have microflim records of the 1900 census. The names to look for are Joseph Czekaj, wife Julia. I really would appreciate help in this as I am trying to trace my roots back to Poland. Thanking you in advance.

DOUGHERTY posted by Betty VanLeer on Tuesday, March 3, 1998

Searching for information on JAMES DOUGHERTY in Westmoreland Co. before 1809. I know he went to Cumberland Co. in 1809 and died there in 1819, leaving a will. Who was he married to? He names all his children in the will but neither of his wives. The information of family history says he came to Pa. from Maryland. I know that from Pa. his son Francis traveled with the Alexander Hill family to southern Ohio where Francis m. Christian Hill and come on to Illinois. Did James travel to Pa. with the Hill family also? Any information would be appreciated and I am willing to share the information I have on this family. Am trying to trace him back to Maryland. It is said he was Scotch-Irish. Thanks.

BRAWDY posted by Sue Fardink on Wednesday, March 4, 1998

BRAWDY, JANE was in Westmoreland Co. in 1860, does any one have any information on her family? Was she buried in Nnorth Huntington twp.? Who were her children?

GOOD posted by Janice Good on Thursday, March 5, 1998

Looking for family members of William Henry Good (gggrandfather) from Greensburg and surrounding area.

ACKERMAN, TROUGH, WEAVER posted by George Ackerman on Friday, March 6, 1998

Searching for information re: parents of Sarah Jane TROUGH.b ca 1830 m. William WEAVER b 1810 parents of Angelina, Harriet and Molliw WEAVER. Lived in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland Co. Angelina married Wm. H. ACKERMAN 27 Aug, 1862. Mollie married Henry S ACKERMAN 15 Jan 1880. Also seeking info re the parents of William WEAVER..

MCINTOSH posted by Robert E. McIntosh on Friday, March 6, 1998

Looking for Alexander McIntosh circa 1775-1800?.

SCHACHTELE, SHAKELEY posted by Betty Shakeley on Monday, March 9, 1998

Looking for Michael Shachtele or Shakeley, and his sons Michael and Henry who lived in Westmoreland County until 1789..

KARNES posted by Dottie Carque on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

I am looking for William F. Karnes my great grandfather. He was born approx. 1816 and his parents are belived to be Nicholas and Mary Karnes. Their was a sister, Sarah Jane, who was born about 1811.

HALL posted by Claude Hall on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Searching for descendants of David HALL, found in Westmoreland Co. PA census of 1790 and 1800..

GULLION, HEADY posted by Ruth Hoggatt on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Robert GULLION, b. ca 2/04/1764 near Ft. Frederick on the Potomac River. Lived in Westmoreland Co. PA, where he enlisted as a soldier in the Rev. War in 1780 or 1781, in a militia company or rangers under Capt. Shearer of Westmoreland Co., PA. He was stationed at a blockhouse on Turtle Creek in PA for 90 days. In 1782, under Capt. Wm. Crawford, he marched against the Indians on the Ohio River. He later moved to KY for about 14 yrs and then ca 1799 moved to Switzerland Co., IN. He married Barbara _____ in Washington Co., PA. Searching for Barbara's maiden name. I am a descendant of their son Henry Gullion and his wife Charity / Charlotte HEADY. Also searching for Robert Gullion's mother's name..

BOONE, FISHER, KNIGHT, MARSHALL, MOFFETT posted by Thomas J. Marshall on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Searching for info on parents and siblings of my gr.gr. grandfather John Marshall b.1782, d.1848. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. Married Elizabeth BOONE b.1786, d.1852. She first married Robert Campbell who was killed in the War of 1812. John was born in PA. according to census records, and lived most of his life in Sewickley Twp., Westmoreland Co. He is buried in the Sewickley Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Herminie, PA. I will share information on the descendants of this marriage with anyone interested. Other surnames in this family are FISHER, MOFFETT, and KNIGHT..

FREE, GUTHRIDGE, RANDOLPH posted by Jack Moselle on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Researching the family of Charles H GUTHRIDGE and Ethel Flora RANDOLPH, she the daughter of Alonzo Randolph & Mary Louise FREE. Children included Mary, Anna, Myrtle, Mark, Robert, Esther, Frank, Homer, Alice, Charles B & Flora June. Members of the family may be interred in Edgewood cemetery in Saltsburg..


Looking for information on SHOUFFLER, SHEFLER,SCHAUFLER or MELINGER, MELENGER. Given names Andrew, Rebecca,Mary , Abraham,Elizabeth , Maria.

BURKETT, FOSYTHE, GARLAND, HENDERSON, HISLOP, HOLBY, MILAIN, WYNN posted by Coleen Chambers on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Searching for the following ancestors in/around Fairfield Twp.: Alexander Henderson b. 1814 m. Harriet b. 1817 (children: William, Susanna, Levi, Francis, Martha). William Forsythe (1832 Scotland-1925) m. Elizabeth Hislop (1834 Scotland-1913, dau. of Robert & Catherine MiLain Hislop, children: Mary, Robert, James, William, John P. Elizabeth, George, Jane, Jeanette P. (1871-1950), Thomas, Albert). John Holby m. Lucinda Miller (children: George, Ellen, Jane, Pearl, Mary Catherine (1867-1952), Daniel, Ralph, Jake). Andrew Burkett d.circa 1862 m. Jemima Agnus Garland (1825-1878 children: Sadie Ann, Susanne, Rebecca J., Samuel, Mary, Margaret, Henry, Oscar, Peter G., Martin).

HENDERSON, WYNN posted by Coleen Chambers on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Searching for following: Jonathan Wynn b. 1864 m. Susanna Henderson b. 1836, children: Jeanette, Alexander H. (1864-1950), John W., Samuel Kurtis, William Nellie, Hannah.

HARROLD, STEINER posted by Jerri Cochran on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Searching for any information on the parents, siblings, wife of Peter HARROLD of Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County. His children were John (m Catharine Steiner), Peter, David, Susan (m Unknown Baum), Elizabeth (m Unknown Weaver), and Catharine (m Unknown Vandyke). John HARROLD AND Catharine STEINER had these children: Lewis HARROLD b 15 Dec 1835, d 30 Apr 1905; Elizabeth HARROLD; Jacob HARROLD; Leah HARROLD; John HARROLD, Jr; Simon HARROLD; Catharine HARROLD; and Joseph HARROLD. My husband is the great grandson of Lewis HARROLD. Will share any info we have..

HEAGY posted by Garry Heagy on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

I'm researching the family of Philip HEAGY b. 1782 d.1845 in Westmoreland County. Members of Philip's family were James and John. After Philip's death, the family moved to Armstrong County, PA. I want to correspond with anyone who has information on this family..

LANDSPERGER posted by Justina M. on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

I have been researching my Landsberger( originally Landsperger) ancestry. They came from Germany & settled in West Newton, Westmoreland county. If anyone has a listing of cemetary, funeral homes, historical society or churches for West Newton- it would be a great help. I know Charles Landsperger was born there on 12 April 1868 & later moved to Ohio & changed the spelling of his name to Landsberger. I have located some names of Landspergers in LDS records of Germany but cannot determine who Charles' father was. Thanks,

BEST, MCCLAIRTY, MCCLAUGHERTY posted by Ethel Best Rybarczyk on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Need parents, marriage date, and children's birth records of Thomas Edward BEST born 1762 Northern Ireland, died 1807 Portage Co., Ohio. Married Eleanor MCCLAIRITY when? where? Had children; John, Nancy, Jane, Sally, Clara, Ibby, and Thomas Edward. Thomas Edward Best, Sr. served as a Ranger of the Frontier from Westmorland Co., PA, Rev. War. Eleanor MC CLAIRITY'S parents were John McLarty and Nancy__.

COOK, EWING posted by Betty Stewart on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Harriet Cook, b. 1813 d. 1898, married Thomas EWING (1809-1890) 1832. They lived in Ligonier, PA. Children: Sarah Elizabeth, James, George, Eliza Jane, Rebecca, Chambers, Charles, Mary Sophia, Thomas, Amanda, and Robert. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks..

FISHER posted by Sharon Thomasson on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

George Fisher, son of John and Mary Fisher, was born in Westmoreland County, PA, in 1822. Married to Sarah Mathena. Looking for any information on John and Mary and all children. They later removed to Ohio and then to Missouri. Dates unknown. Would like to know of any FISHERS in that county or surrounding close counties.

BIBBEE, DAVIS, ENGEL, ENGELS, INGLE, INGLES, SMITH, STRAIN posted by Lucy Barron on Thursday, March 12, 1998

I am researching the family of William and Grace INGLES / ENGEL(S). Was Grace's surname DAVIS? Their son John was b.1785, supposedly in Westmoreland Co., PA. Both seem to be in Wood Co., WV by 1810. John m.1st to BIBBEE then to Polly SMITH in Wood Co., WV ca.1824. John is on the 1850 and 1860 Jackson Co., WV censuses. John may have had a brother James, b.c.1793, who married to Eliza STRAIN. Who were William's and Grace's other children? Does anyone know who their ancestors were? Were they of German descent?.

CLOUGH, HAYNES, ROBINSON posted by Evelyn Brown on Thursday, March 12, 1998

Joseph HAYNES, born in Westmoreland County Pa 1776, son of Daniel HAYNES, said to be a Rev War Veteran, married Eliza ROBINSON b. 1800, daughter of Aaron ROBINSON, also said to be from Westmoreland Cty, Pa. Ohio census has them next to CLOUGH family, and that name was passed on to later generations, so possibly related. HAYNES family, and ROBINSON family moved to Summit County Ohio between 1794-1800. I'm looking for any possible knowledge. EB

ALCORN, CALHOUN, CHRISTY, COCHRAN posted by JoAnn Cupp on Thursday, March 12, 1998

COCHRAN, John b 1780 m Margaret?(b 1783 d 1851) in Co Antrim to America 1812, d 1863 Washington Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA. Children: 1. Isabella 2. Jane(1812-1892) 3.Margaret (1815-1899) m James CALHOUN 4.Robert (1815-1868) m Caroline MILLer 5.John W.(b 1816) m Mary CHRISTY 6. James I.(1820-1895) m Jane Ritchey ALCORN. Interested in contacting anyone researching these names in Westmorland Co..

KING, RUCKMAN, WILLIAMS posted by Margie Pearce on Thursday, March 12, 1998

Jesse Williams (1832, Westmoreland Co, PA-1913, Adams Co, IN) was the son of ___ Williams (c1804, ?-1872 Richland Co, Wisc) and Catherine KING. The family moved to Adams Co, IN c1847. Jesse married Alice RUCKMAN in 1857. Seeking information on his parents and siblings.

HAYNES, ROBINSON posted by Evelyn Brown on Friday, March 13, 1998

Joseph HAYNES. was reportedly born in Westmoreland County, Pa. July 1776. Family Bible said he was the son of Daniel HAYNES who fought in the Revolution. Unknown whether he fought for Pennsylvania, or another state. Mother's name unknown. They moved to Summit County, Ohio, reportedly in 1794-6. I have no proof. Joseph married Eliza ROBINSON daughter of Aaron ROBINSON. I found an Aaron in 1800 Fairfield Twsp census record. Eliza was born in 1800, and census lists a daughter under 10..

RUTH posted by Mary Ann Hagerty on Friday, March 13, 1998

Father born in Greensburgh.Pa. Oct 5 1910 son of George V.and Estella Myers? Ruth and looking for a disclouser as to who we are Fathers name was George Fae Ruth.had a brother Jake and a sister Pricella

BELL, LOUDEN, LOWDEN, PARKER, STROTHER, THRELKELD posted by Dorthalene Hutchings on Friday, March 13, 1998

Information regarding William Lowden/Louden, Joseph Bell, Strother, Parker, Trelkeld lines. Joseph Bell born in Westmoreland Co. Pennsylvania, moved to Rolls county, MO. Died in Floyd Co., IN. B. D. Sharon Hutchings.

DICKIE, ROOP posted by Margie Pearce on Friday, March 13, 1998

Found the DICKIE surname in a list of early Westmoreland settlers and hope I have found where William DICKIE (c1800, Westmoreland Co, PA?-1876, Adams Co, IN) hailed from. He married Susannah ROOP, daughter of Fredrick Roop and Elizabeth ABBOTT. Couple lived in Van Wert Co, OH c1844.. Would love to know about there children and the parents of Wm.

HIGGINS, SPACHTHOLTZ, WARNE posted by Donald Warne on Saturday, March 14, 1998

Searching Westmoreland County for ancesters and links in the Warne-Higgins family.Ellen Jane Higgins esp..

HAYES posted by Debra Hayes Carter on Sunday, March 15, 1998

Looking for info. on Wilson L.Hayes Born 4/28/1821 in Ireland ?(Donaghmore, Tyrone Ireland ?) His parents may be Robert and Elizableth. Wilson married Francis (Maiden name unknown) on 9/9, 1847 and lived in Greensburg or Hempfield in Westmoreland County PA. They had their first three children here, Sarah J, W. R.,and Daniel Pierce 9/4/1852. Soon after, they moved to Buffalo Prairie, Rock Island county, Illinois and had nine more children. Mary Eliszbeth, James F., Hugh Wilson, Martha A., Rachel, Ellen , Samuel E. (my great-grandfather), Frank, and John. I would like to know more about any of the above. Hayes is also spelled Hays..

KLINGENSMITH posted by Dee Evans on Sunday, March 15, 1998

I am researching info on a Ollie Klingensmith(not sure of spelling) who was borned in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, P Pennsylvania on November 7, 1875. Her fathers name is Lou Klingensmith. She married a Arch Saner in Kirksville, Mo on January 12, 1892 I would be greatful for any help

HARBAUGH, SCHMIDT posted by Carol H. Holt on Sunday, March 15, 1998

Clark Meyer HARBAUGH born 11-07-1861 Westmoreland County and in his father's estate, he was named Claris M. HARBAUGH. Where did this person live, such as church records or a town that he lived in. He died in Pittsburgh, 03-14-1940. He married Barbara Annie SCHMIDT on 02-28-1889. They may have been Lutheran..

JAMISON posted by Alexander Senkevitch on Sunday, March 15, 1998

I am looking for any information about Robert JAMISON and family. Immigrated from Ireland in the early to mid 1800s to Westmoreland County with five children (John, Jacob, Joseph, Jane, and Betsy) and maybe his wife (or maybe not). Will exchange any information I currently have..

STEINER posted by John Frick on Monday, March 16, 1998

Researching: Herman E.M. Steiner - born in Irwin Pa. westmoreland County - 5-9-1872. Married Rachel Shank - born in Oil City, Pa. Venango County. Birthdate - 5-27-1875 Children: Ralph, Mildred, Carrie, Harold, Floretta, Sara Dorothy.

MCBETH posted by Jeff Wallick on Monday, March 16, 1998

MCBETH, Robert (resided Westmorland Co PA 1812). Need info on him and his ancestors..

DUNMIRE, FAGAN, MCGUIRE, TRUXAL posted by Ann Heinz on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

Looking for Samuel Dunmire (1830-1916) Caroline Mcguire(1840-1866) Jacob Truxal(1750-1836) All die in Westmoreland co.Also looking for information on Pierson Fagan of Bedford Co

MCCREADY, WALP posted by Suzy Bettac on Wednesday, March 18, 1998

I am searching for a Sarah WALP b. abt. 1828. In researching the McCready line of Allegheny Co., Pa. I discovered that Jane McCready's sister, Sarah, supposedly deceased, answered the estate in 1913 as Sarah Walp living in Parnassus, Westmoreland Co., Pa. Sarah's father's will did not list her as a Walp and referenced a grand daughter named Nancy Shearer - so family history book in Carnige Lib. Pittsburgh is WRONG! Was Sarah married twice - divorced the first husband? Any information to solving mystry is appreciated..

FRANKENBERRY, KECK posted by Terry Bowers on Wednesday, March 18, 1998

Looking for information confirming the marriage of JOHN KECK of Westmoreland Co.to Nellie Frankenberry of Fayette Co ca. 1925..


I am very new to this, I hope I did it correctly. The above name are my husbands ancestors,I believe they are all from Westmoreland Area. My husbands family is still in the area. I am looking for any information, documention, or locale history. I can date HENRY ARNOLD back to 1912-WILLIAM LLOYD back to 1880-MELZENNA WARREN 1936-WILLIAM MITCHELL 1885- JOHN HIGHBERGER 1860- SARAH KIEFER 1831- MARY FUNK 1887- KEZIAK TARR 1930. I have no documents birth, dealth etc. just info from cemetarys. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you

THOMPSON posted by Blanche Crum on Thursday, March 19, 1998

Carrie Thompston born 8/23/1870 daughter of Alexandria and Malissa Thompson .She was born in Donegal. I am interested in anything regarding Carrie Thompson who was my grandmother. I understand that both parents died when she was 5 and she was raised by an Aunt and Uncle Kramer Thompson, Mt. Pleasant. Her brother worked for the Westmoreland County Home for food and lodging. She married George Overly and lived in Laurel ville and Hecla. He was a blacksmith..

SEAMAN posted by Blanche Crum on Thursday, March 19, 1998

Richard Seaman from Donegal Township 1870 maybe had a daughter Malissa who married a Alexandria Thompson and they had a daughter Carrie and a son, name unkown..

LARIMER posted by Margaret Michenzi on Thursday, March 19, 1998

Harry Larimer married Elizabeth McCurdy of Monongahela, PA.Would like to know if Harry came from Westmoreland CO. He became a banker in Monongahela,PA. He died sometime in the late 40's,I believe. Much appreciation for any info. Sincerely, Margaret Michenzi.

JUNG, MILLER, YOUNG posted by Laura on Friday, March 20, 1998

Looking for Henry and Debora (Miller) Young. She is listed on 1850 census for Hempfield twp. with her children: Edwin (17), James(15), Franklin(14), George (12), Paul (10), Levi(8), Joseph (6), Diana (2). Paul is my line, he was born in Westmoreland Co in May 1839. Henry is not listed on 1850 census. Who are the parents of Henry and Debora, where did they come from, where did they go, and when did they die? ANY help is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks..

HIGGINS posted by Donald Warne on Friday, March 20, 1998

Ellen Jane HIGGINS is buried in WEstmoreland Co. PA. in a town called Manor.She died @1938 or 1939..

OGDEN posted by Tim Wilkinson on Friday, March 20, 1998

(Information I have)My 2nd great grandmother Sarah Jane OGDEN, born March 15, 1848 in Hancock County, Illinois. Her father, Josehp OGDEN, born abt 1819/20 in Pennsylvania. Her mother, Marha ??? born abt 1820 in Indiana. ( I need to confirm some new info as follows ): Joseph supposedly was born in 1820 in Westmoreland County and his parents are listed as George Ogden and Eliza. Anyone with information on this family please contact me..


Looking for decendants of Mathew and Rebecca Eckels Donnell. Mathew b. 1799 in Westmoreland County, Pa. d.1874, Rebecca Eckels b. 1807 d. 1878 (daughter of John, grandaughter of Nathaniel, gr. granddaughter of Charles Eckles). Children: John E. b. 1826 d. 1893 first wife Sarah Jane Steele d. 1872, married 2nd Matilda Cooley b. 1849 d. 1916, Hugh b. 1828 m. Mary Dinsmore b. 1833, Mathew b. 1830 d. 1908 m. Susanna Dougherty, Mary Jane b.1832 m.? Mechesney (maybe Robert), Rebecca b. 1835, Deborah b. 1837 m. ? Pierce, Andrew J b. 1839 d. 1928 m. Catherine E Salsgiver b. 1853 d. 1895, Nancy b. 1841 d. 1928 m. Thomas Campbell Summerhill/Summerill d.1918, Nathaniel b. 1843 d. 1931 m. Apphia Alice Apple, Eliza Ann b. 1846 d. 1929, married Charles E Shorb (corporal in the Civil War) her twin Margaret Caroline d.1876, Martha E (called Emma), b. 1850 m. Samuel H Stout. Wish to communicate with any decendants of these people. Trying to find information on the original Hugh Donley! /O'Donley, Mathews father. Where he originated from in Ireland or Scotland or correct spelling of last name. Looking for the family bible or any information anyone would have such as pictures or paper work to help find him or any of the family I have listed. I know he bought land in Upper Burrell called Washington. Twp in 1798 but can't find any other information before that on Hugh. The names of George B MClelland Donnell and John Steele Donnell were in the will of Mathew Donnell as his grandsons..

DAVIS, DUCKETT, EISAMAN, HUNTER, KELLY, STRINGER, WHITEMAN, WRIGHT posted by Don Duckett on Saturday, March 21, 1998

James WHITEMAN, b. England, m. Mary Ann DUCKETT 28 May 1860 in Derbyshire, Eng. emmigrated to Allegheny Co. 1863 then to Westmoreland Co. Children: William, b. 1862 in Eng.; Katherine, b. 8 Jan 1864 in Allegheny Co., d. 11 feb 1952in Jeannette, Westmoreland Co.; James, b. 16 Sept. 1867; Mary Ann, b. 1870; John, b. 1872. Census 1880 places family in Sewickly. I am interested in communicating with anyone who is also researching or related to these families..

PEPPLER, SPANG posted by Linda Ead on Saturday, March 21, 1998

I am researching Christopher PEPPLER d. 27 Feb 1873 married Leah Rebecca SPANG 24 Aug 1865 Armstrong Co PA. Their children: Catherine, Lydia,( my grandmother), Samuel Lewis, Pearl Elizabeth, John Carson. Any information on Christopher's family. I would like to know where he was born, where he was buried, his parents. Thanks. Linda.

SHAW posted by Jan Ochs on Saturday, March 21, 1998

Looking for any decendent information regarding Moses SHAW, David SHAW, Alexander SHAW, lived in Hannastown at time of massacre, then in Hempfield Twp Westmoreland Co. in 1790 Census. Looking in particular for decendent named Lucetta Shaw who was b. abt 1833, family may have moved to Allegheny Co., Wilkins Twp,prior to her birth

BUTLER, GRINDER posted by Karen Helbling on Sunday, March 22, 1998

I am looking for any information on Joseph W. Butler (wife Sarah Grinder) who died Sept. 21, 1906 in Oklahoma, Pa. I am searching for his burial plot. I also need to know what cemeteries are in Oklahoma..

JONES posted by Ronald Jones on Sunday, March 22, 1998

Looking for links to Frank Croco Jones, Vandergrift, Westmorland county, PA. Circa 1898 Owned Vandergrift Lumber company, associated with American Sheet Steel and Cold Roll Local Member Masonic Order

MCQUADE, MCQUAID, MCQUAIDE posted by Richard McQuate on Sunday, March 22, 1998

I am looking for information on McQuaids living in Westmoreland County, PA in the late 1700s and 1800s. I have information on McQuaids named Patrick, William, James, and Daniel, plus about 30 of their descendants. However, I have not been able to make the pieces fit or determine the origin of this family or families. Any information you can provide will be very much appreciated. I will be glad to provide the information that I have collected to anyone interested and maybe we can complete the puzzle together..



HAMILL posted by Ron Rose on Monday, March 23, 1998

I am searching the HAMILL family of Westmoreland & nearby counties. In particular I'm looking for Isaac Hamill 1807-1879 who was married to Jane Pittman of Fulton Co. I have cosiderable information to share on the HAMILLs going back to Ireland and on Isaac's family to modern times

BENNETT, EDWARDS posted by Margaret Wright on Tuesday, March 24, 1998

JAMES BENNETT/CATHERINE EDWARDS BENNETT both born approx 1810/1811 in Westmoreland County. moved to Elk County, PA Children: Eliza,Susannah, William, James, John, Mary, David. Would like information on their parents if available..

ARMBURST, BAKER, BASSETT, MILLER, SILLAMAN, SILLIMAN posted by Marsha Mills on Wednesday, March 25, 1998

Searching for decendents and ancestors of Samuel SILLAMAN (buried Hempfield Cem) of the Greensburg area, Westmoreland Co., PA. m. Anna (BAKER) in Westmoreland Co. Their son, Clyde Edward (b. 2/1/1890 Youngwood, PA - d. 1/18/1969, Blossburg, PA) m. 6/7/1911 Mary Sterrett (ARMBURST) (b. 10/7/1893 - d. 7/30/1931 Greensburg, PA/buried St Clair Cem.)/dau of Harry B. ARMBURST & Albertine (BASSETT) Samuel is son of Samuel S & Anna-Hannah? (MILLER) & one of 11 children (Phebe, Sara, David, Samuel, Margaret, Hannah Elizabeth, Emma, William Foster & Charles S.) Samuel S. was one of 6 children (James, John Benton, Samuel, Molly, Nancy & Louise) believe his father's name was John. Any info appreciated. Samuel often told of family name being changed from SILLIMAN to SILLAMAN

BARNHART posted by Tricia Barnhart on Thursday, March 26, 1998

Looking for information on: Earl Kline Barnhart, Born in Latrobe PA. (Westmoreland CO.?) Last known city of residence New Wilmington, Mercer CO. Any information would be much appreciated, Thank you

SHELBY posted by Johnnie Johnson on Thursday, March 26, 1998

In 1783, David Shelby & wife Mary (Williams) pay taxes on land & animals in Springhill twp Westmoreland County PA..

BARROT, THOMAS posted by Christine Barnett on Friday, March 27, 1998

My grandfather was Camille Alphonse BARROT. According to his french death certificate he was born in Teidelburg Pensylvanie, in North America on 7 December 1894. His parents were: Francois Barrot and Marie Rosalie Anne THOMAS.

WERNER posted by Mike Gifford on Friday, March 27, 1998

Searching for more information on the family of Francis E. Werner (1885-1865) and Clara O. Hegie (1885-1965) who lived in Derry, PA. They had ten children. Thanks..

CROLL, CRULL, RHODES, ROADS posted by Phyllis Brefeld on Saturday, March 28, 1998

I am looking for Michael CROLL/CRULL b. 14 Jun 1802 in Washington Co., PA, and his wife Margaret RHODES. I know of one child born to this issue: Michael CRULL who married Phebe AMMON 08 Apr 1847 in Miami Co., OH.

COWAN posted by Earl Cowan on Saturday, March 28, 1998

Looking for the parents/brothers/sisters of Isaac Cowan, born Westmoreland County PA July 11, 1808, m.Nancy Hoult Nov.15 1831, d. Sep 19,1864 Ritchie Co. WV.

CANNON posted by Norma Jennings on Saturday, March 28, 1998

I am posting this for a friend of mine, Betty Krueger, who is searching for information on Reverend John Cannon and his wife Martha Brown Cannon, who were living in Westmoreland County around 1830. Their son John Renwick Cannon who was born 4 October 1833. Please respond to my e-mail and I will see that she gets it. Any information will be appreciated..

PHILIPPI, PHILLIPI, PHILLIPPI posted by Dean Phillippi on Sunday, March 29, 1998

I am trying to find the names of the parents of JOSEPH (JOSIAH) PHILLIPPI. JOSEPH (JOSIAH) PHILLIPPI BIRTH 4/1/1838 DEATH 11/6/1881 son of (??), and married to a HELEN LUCINDA BUNGARD BIRTH 6/6/1845 DEATH 1928, she was the daughter of Johann Christian Bungard. They were married in Sept 1869 at Ms. Shawleys house in Westmoreland County bu Justice of the Peace John Bell. They then resided in Fayette County and then moved on to Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. I am trying to find the names of the parents of JOSEPH (JOSIAH) PHILLIPPI, can anyone assist me with this?

FRICK, FULLMER posted by Darin Council on Monday, March 30, 1998

Looking for information on Jacob FULLMER (possibly spelled FULMER), b. 6 Dec 1806 in PA, d. 16 Dec 1874 in Scott Co, IA. Married Christina FRICK, b. 20 Feb 1816 in S. Huntington Tnp, Westmoreland Co, d. 5 March 1894 in Scott Co, IA. They were married in 1833 in Westmoreland Co, and moved to Scott County, IA abt 1843-1844. Christina's parents are George and Susanna Frick. All were members of Hoffman's or Hope Lutheran Church, S. Huntington Tnp..

CERWE, SARVAR, SOERVER, ZERBE posted by Shirley Jordan on Monday, March 30, 1998

Hannah ZERBE b.11/6-16/1804 to Jacob CERWE prob. Westmoreland Cty., PA Schwartzwald Church bapt. 12/23/1804 Zerbe has many variations such as SOERVER, SARVAR, etc. Her family moved to Canton, OH where she married John Fryberger. Who is her mother? Who are her father's parents? Shirley Jordan.

SHAW posted by Jan Ochs on Monday, March 30, 1998

SHAW, Moses, David, Margaret, Alexander lived in Hannastown, Westmoreland Co. One response to my original query indicates that there is or was a PEGGY SHAW SOCIETY. Please I need more information regarding this Society--any clues?

GAGEBY, GAGHBY posted by James Gageby on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

James Gageby (Gaghby) lived in Fairfield Twp Westmoreland Co. from 1790 to May 23, 1834. He's buried at Unity Presbyterian Cemetery in Latrobe. He was a Revolutionary War infantryman brougth to the US in 1775 as a British conscript from No. Ireland. I am looking for info on his place of birth, parents names and occupations, etc.


Searching for clues to the family of Robert and Mary Patterson, who were living in Westmoreland Co., PA from about 1830-1840. Their son, George, born ca 1833/35, is my ancestor. The family moved to Ohio about 1840, then to Illinois by 1843. They appear in the 1850 Illinois census in Logan Co., Ill. Both Robert and Mary were born in Pennsylvania, Robert in 1803 and Mary in 1816 - county unknown. They had other children named William, David, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Ann (possibly some others).

CUMMINS posted by Michelle Rich on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Looking for information on the CUMMINS family of Derry (Westmoreland County) PA. I am the Great Granddaughter of Ralph D Cummins born October 15, 1886 in Derry son of the late John S Cummins (nickname of HoHo) and Ann Caroline Berkholder. He was married to Mary Blanche Cummins of Indiana on Decemer 4, 1907. He was a brakeman for the Pennsylvania Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He was on the PRR for 50 years. Ralph died on June 9, 1965. Any information would be appreciated. Thank You.

BROOKMAN, BURKETT posted by Marty Riley on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Looking for info on Lawrence Burkett married to Loretta Weisel (1863 -1899). They had 4 children: Charles married Molly Friedline, (My Grandmother) Olive Burkett married Edward Brookman & Frank Jones, Curtis Burkett married Grace (?), Nettie Burkett. Any & all info on Brookmans would be appreciated, too. I think they lived in Westmoreland Co but records aren't to reliant

DCAMP, SAMPLE, SEMPLE posted by Roy Sample on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Researching Sample/ Semple in Westmoreland Co. Looking for David Sample/Semple and Susannah D'CAMP m/1798..

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