Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for December 1998


HUGHES, MARKS, NOEL posted by Donald Buncie on Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Looking for ancester information on Frank Marks married to Elizabeth Noel; had son Jonas Calvin MARKS married to Mary Malcena HUGHES, Unity Twp., Westm'd. County. Frank and Elizabeth are my gr-gr grandparents.

LANE, MCKEE posted by John McKee on Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Looking for Guain MCKEE Sr.Born Peters,Franklin,Pa.5 May 1750.Guain married Abigail LANE in 1775/6. He died 9 Dec 1827 in Flemingsburg, KY. Guain had nine children, five of which I have being born in Westmorland, Pa. These were Sarah(Sally) 9 Jun 1777, Robert R.1778, Mary(Polly) 24 Oct 1779, Guain Jr. 1 Jan 1785, Abigail 1 Nov 1785. Three other children were born in Pa. and his last son, David was born in Mason, KY 4 May 1791. I assume Guain moved to KY sometime between 1788 and 1791.I have traced back to Guain and can't find him in Pa or his predecessors.

KNAPPENBERGER, LAUGHTNER, SAUL posted by Andrew Scott on Wednesday, December 2, 1998

I am searching for any information on Harry Nevin SAUL b. 28 Jan 1883, Delmont, Westmoreland CO, PA d. 1945, married Elizabeth Emma KNAPPENBERGER b. 31 Mar 1882, Jeannette, PA d. 1972, San Diego, CA. Elizabeth's mother was Amanda LAUGHTNER. Harry and Elizabeth had nine children in Jeannette: Donald W., Ruth, Dorothea, Richard Eugene, Edith Amanda, Olive, Florence, Helen, Mary..

ALLEN, GLENN, MCCUTCHEON, MOOREHEAD posted by Jean Arnold on Thursday, December 3, 1998

James GLENN was from Antrim, Ireland. Wife unknown to me. Daughter, Jane married David MCCUTCHEON in 1796 in Mt. Pleasant Township, Westmoreland Co, Pa. His daughter Saran "Sally" GLENN md to Calvin MOOREHEAD in 1798 in same township and county as above sister. Daughter Mary md to Aaron ALLEN but do not know if there or when. She was three years younger than Sarah.

BARNHART, RICE posted by Lisa Barnhart on Friday, December 4, 1998

Frederick Barnhart b:1752 in Westmoreland Co. His son was Philip Barnhart (I am looking for siblings) Philip's sons were F.W.Barnhart and (I think) William Barnhart (my ancester)and they had several siblings. They all moved to the Wayne Co., OH area around 1820's or so. Philip married Elizabeth Rice (1783-1852). Any information on these names will help.

FRERICHS, IHMELS posted by Kay Diekemper on Friday, December 4, 1998

Looking for Birth or Naturalization Records on IHMELS FAMILY. Peter Garrett and Helena Maria (FRERICHS) IHMELS lived Larimar Station (believe now it's Larimar) around 1880-1885. Looking for records of birth for their daughter Katharina and their son August. Also Declaration of Intent or Petition on Peter Garret IHMELS. Any help appreciated. Willing to pay for time.

JOHNSTON posted by Bruce Hoye on Friday, December 4, 1998

I am looking for information about the parents of Witherington Jerome (W.J.) Johnston, MD. A book ("A Biographical History of Shelby and Audubon Couties" (Iowa)) States that W.J. was born in Westmoreland County and that his father was John Johnston. W.J.'s bithday is September 22, 1798. Any information about his parents (John and spouse) and/or any siblings would be greatly appreciated.

CAMERER posted by Ew on Saturday, December 5, 1998

Researching information on Daniel CAMERER b. 1776 Westmoreland Co. PA married a Catherine ? b. 1882. Granddaughter Ellen Camerer b. 1829 married Calvin McCleary in 1848 in Edgar, ILL. Thanks for any help.

CAMERER posted by Ew on Saturday, December 5, 1998

Researching information on Daniel CAMERER b. 1776 Westmoreland Co. PA married a Catherine ? b. 1882. Granddaughter Ellen Camerer b. 1829 married Calvin McCleary in 1848 in Edgar, ILL. Thanks for any help.

FOSTER, PIPER, SMITH posted by John Griffin on Saturday, December 5, 1998

I am searching for information on Ellen Smith. Ellen was born about 1780, perhaps in Virginia. She and her brother, Daniel, were kidnapped by Indians about 1788, Daniel was killed. Later Ellen married John Piper, who died about 1799. Ellen remarried Samuel Foster, she died about 1845.

GRACE, HAMILTON, WOLF posted by Bernard Alderson on Sunday, December 6, 1998

Searching for family and descendants of Richard Grace & Sadie nee Hamilton living in Suterville area in Westmoreland County.

BRENNEMAN, UBER posted by Karen Hennigan on Sunday, December 6, 1998

-BRENNEMAN- Searching for SARAH BRENNEMAN b 1794 in PA. She lived most of her life in Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA. Was married to PETER UBER who was from Hempfield Twp., WML Co. Sarah is buried at the Lutheran Cemetery, Greensburg, WML. PA

BURKDOLL, MOYER, PORE, UBER, WALKER posted by Karen Hennigan on Sunday, December 6, 1998

-PORE- Searching for George PORE family living in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., PA. He was b 1799 in PA and married ELIZABETH MOYER 1825 in Mr. Pleasant. She was b 1801 in PA and may have had a brother Joseph. George and Elizabeth had the following children (there may have been more): John b 1828, Lucinda b 1832 ,Mary b 1836, Sally b 1838, Elizabeth b 1840 (married 1859 to a CLARK WALKER),and Rosanna b 1843. Lucinda PORE married David UBER at Mt. Pleasant in 1856. About 1862 they moved to Wyandotte County, Ohio, living there till 1870 before arriving in Osage County, Kansas 1871. I have gathered quite a bit of information on PORE families in Pennsylvania and Indiana, but trying to figure out which Pore goes where. I am also looking for information on George's only son John and his 5 daughters.

BEATTY, UBER posted by Karen Hennigan on Sunday, December 6, 1998

-UBER- I am searching for JOHN UBER b 1795 in PA. He and wife Sarah had a number of children who remained in PA. My great grandmother ELLA DAY UBER b 1863 in Greensburg (Westmoreland County) and married HUGH BEATTY in Kansas in 1882. I have been working on my UBER side for quite some time now and have lots of information but trying to fill in holes..

DOTY, HENDERSON, LIEBENGOOD posted by Bob Williams on Sunday, December 6, 1998

Looking for the marriage of Mary Doty and Armstrong Henderson about 1845 in Westmoreland County around Derry.Her parants were Andrew Doty and Catherine Liebengood. His parants were Charles Henderson Jr. and Charlott Hill. They lived in Fairfield Twp from 1850 to1870

PATERLINE, SCOTT posted by Melvin Register on Tuesday, December 8, 1998

I am looking for information on the families of Lewis R. Scott and Albena Paterline(Scott). They had three children: Linda J., Lori and Sonny. Linda was born 1/27/44 and died 3/26/70. Any information would be appreciated very much as we know very little about them, only that they are from the Westmoreland County area in PA.

KIRKWOOD posted by L.K. Weber on Thursday, December 10, 1998

Seeking antecedents of my grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Kirkwood, b. North Washington, Westmoreland Cty, PA 1863. Her father was James Kirkwood. I hope to find his ancestors and connect to the family in Antrim, Ireland prior to the immigration of the first ancestor in this country.

COONS, KOONTZ, KUHNS, KUNTZ, REIGLE, RIGEL, RIGGLE, RIGGLES posted by W. Joyce Smith on Thursday, December 10, 1998

Now I'm not a Koontz, but rather, the Koontz// Koons// Kuntz // ( etc. ) family married into my family line - the Riggle clan ( also spelled 100 ways !! ).I'm searching the Wsetmoreland county for Koontz and Riggles. The Riggle and Koontz families moved from Penn., to Ohio, to Wisconsin. The Riggle clan I'm told was in Westmoreland county to begin with from 1760. Does any of this sound familiar to you ?

HAIR, HAIRE posted by Michael S. Caldwell on Friday, December 11, 1998

Have great deal of information on descendants of Matthew HAIR(E) who died 1853 in St. Clair Twp., very near Chestnut Ridge, Westmoreland County, PA. He was a son of John & Isabella HAIR of Somerset County, PA. Glad to share information with any interested persons.

FORGIE, KING posted by Ann Marie Forgie on Friday, December 11, 1998

I am looking for information in regards to David Shaw Forgie, his twin sister Mary born in Westmoreland County, PA. Also David Shaw Forgie married Nannie Belle KING.

BRENNEMAN, KOHLER, VOLCK, WALTER posted by Toni Richard Turk on Friday, December 11, 1998

Researching the following WALTER family associated with Westmoreland Co., PA: Mary Ann WALTER [1826-1905];>daughter of George F. WALTER [1789-1880] & Mary Ann BRENNEMAN [1800-1866];>son of George Peter WALTER [1765-1836] & Catherine (poss. KOHLER);>son of Philip Antoni WALTER [1729-1788] & Anna Elizabeth VOLCK [1739-1830]. Will exchange information..

COCHRAN, ELDER posted by Mary Boyd on Saturday, December 12, 1998

COCHRAN - ELDER: James (b. abt 1835 in Jefferson Co) and Jane Elder (b. abt 1819 in Indiana Co) Cochran were married in 1855 in Jefferson Co, PA. They had 4 children (1) Rebecca (b. 1858), (2) Fulton (b. 1860), (3) James (b. 186?), Ellen Matilda (b. before 1862. All the children werer born in Eldred, Jefferson Co, PA In 1865, James was discharged from the military. The family lived in PA for 9 years, Ohio for 3 years, Illinois for 6 years, and then in DERRY STATION, WESTMORELAND Co, from 1886 to at least 1890. Friends of the family in Derry Station included Mattie Aul and Mary E. Kells. If this looks a lot like some of your family, please contact me about your possible connections. Of course, I have more information on the family, but am also looking for more current information on the family.

HAYDEN, MARSHALL, MORGAN, STERNER posted by Michael S. Caldwell on Saturday, December 12, 1998

MARSHALL, HAYDEN: Seeking ancestry of Samuel MARSHALL, who died 1849 in Westmoreland County, PA. His wife was Christina HAYDEN, who survived him many years.

CALDWELL, DAVIS, DECKER, HAIR, HAIRE, JAMES, PEOPLES, SHRUM posted by Michael S. Caldwell on Saturday, December 12, 1998

DAVIS, HAIR, HAIRE: Seeking descendants of Job DAVIS and Hester or Esther Ann HAIR(E), residents of St. Clair (previously Fairfield) Township, Westmoreland County, PA

BRANT, HAYDEN, LIGHTBURN, LINDER, MCCLURE, MILLER, OSBORN, STEWART, TIPTON posted by Michael S. Caldwell on Saturday, December 12, 1998

HAYDEN, OSBORN: Seeking descendants of Nathaniel HAYDEN and wife Abigail OSBORN, early residents of Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland County, PA

BRITTAIN, DUSHANE, HENDERSON, LUTHER, MCCREERY, OSTER, SNODGRASS posted by Michael S. Caldwell on Saturday, December 12, 1998

DUSHANE, SNODGRASS: Seeking descendants and ancestry of Isaac DUSHANE and wife Mary SNODGRASS, early residents of Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co. PA

FINDLEY, FINLEY, MCCONAUGHY, MCCURDY, MCDOWELL, SEATON, SUTTON posted by Michael S. Caldwell on Saturday, December 12, 1998

FINDLY, FINDLEY, FINLEY, SUTTON, SEATON: Seeking information on ancestry and descendants of Samuel FINDLEY and Mary SUTTON / SEATON, early residents of Fairfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA.


McCURDY, McKINNEY: Seeking information on family of James McCURDY and Nancy McKINNEY, early residents of Fairfield (later Ligonier) Township, Westmoreland County, PA.

BROWN, FELL, HAYDEN, KARNES, KETCHEM, MARSHALL, MCDONALD, STERNER, THARPE posted by Michael S. Caldwell on Saturday, December 12, 1998

HAYDEN, KETCHEM, KETCHUM, KETCHAM: Seeking descendants of Thomas Osborn HAYDEN and wife Mary KETCHEM, residents of Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County

DAVIS, DEWITT, GRIFFITH, HAIR, HAIRE, HARE, HULL, MCDOWELL, PENROD, ROBERTS, SHANNON, SLICK posted by Michael S. Caldwell on Saturday, December 12, 1998

HAIR, HAIRE, HARE: Seeking information on family of Matthew HAIR and wife Mary, who moved to Fairfield (later St. Clair) Township, Westmoreland County, PA in the early 1840s, from Jenner Twp. Somerset County.

BOYLES, BRINKER, BROWN, FRANKS, HAINES, HENRY, HORN, KIRKPATRICK, STEINER posted by Scott Emmel on Saturday, December 12, 1998

We are researching the descendents of Frederick and Catherine (FRANKS)HENRY from Hempfield township, Westmoreland County.
This family was in several articles in many recent posts involving Indian attacks titled the "Henry Massacre."
The two children that survived this massacre were Peter and Anna Margaret. Peter married Margaret HORN and moved north where he had a son, Peter Jr., who was married to Susanah Brinker and lived in Clarion county.
While we were following that lead, we found references to the following HENRYS who were born in Westmoreland County. According to the citation, the parents were also from Westmoreland County.
George T. Henry, son of William and Margaret(BOYLES) HENRY. John D. Henry, son of James and Margaret (BROWN) HENRY William A. Henry, son of Robert and Betsey (KIRKPATRICK) HENRY.
Does anyone have any information that would indicate the parents of William, James, or Robert?
I am beginning to believe either Frederick had some brothers in Hempfield Township or he remarried.
Also Anna Margaret had married a Adam STEINER (STONER). At some point according to an account from Peter, she was married to a Mr. HAINES.
Can anyone shed any light on any of these families?

DRAGOS, DRAGOSZ, GAVALIR, MAHANEY posted by Don Wiliams on Sunday, December 13, 1998

I am searching for John GAVALIR born 1855, supposedly buried in Baggale. John's daughter Elizabeth married Gerald or Jerah or Jeremiah MAHANEY in Akron on Sept 13, 1913. John's wife was Anna DRAGOS or DRAGOSZ, supposedly from the Pittsburg area. Both the GAVALIRs and the DRAGOS were said to come from Austria but it may have been Slovacki. Any help would be graetly appreciated.

HAMILTON, MONROE, PAUL posted by Paula Paul on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Am looking for Morgan PAUL and any family that lived in Rostraver Twp and West Newton, at least in 1870. He was married to Mary J. MONROE in 1855 and Margaret J HAMILTON during the early 1870's. Children of the first marriage included Kate Paul, Nettie Paul, Morgan Paul and Andrew Fife Paul. Any information would be useful and appreciated.

ECCLES, ECHOLS, ECKELS, ECKLES, LEE posted by Sandy Quinn on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Researching the Echols and Lee's of Westmorland County, Pa. Wuold like to talk to others researching the same.

BRENNEMAN, KOHLER, SMITH, WALTER posted by Toni Richard Turk on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

George F. WALTER [1789-1880], son of George Peter WALTER and Catherine (poss. KOHLER), & Mary Ann BRENNEMAN [1800-1866], daughter of John BRENNEMAN & Maria SMITH, were from Westmoreland Co., PA. They reared a family together in Clarion Co., PA. Will exchange information with descendants of these families.

ELLIOTT, ROBINSON, WALTON, YALTON posted by Toni Richard Turk on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

John ROBINSON [b. 1790], son of Irwin ROBINSON & Catherine ELLIOTT, married Rebecca Jane YALTON/WALTON [1791-1881] abt 1812. They reared their family in Westmoreland Co., PA. Seeking contact with descendants of this family. Will exchange information.

BLOOM, BLUM, CROUSE, LONG, MACKEY, SHULTZ, VOSS posted by Joanne Long Lloyd on Wednesday, December 16, 1998

Looking for anc/desc of Frederick W. Blum born in West Prussia. Married Mathilda Shultz. Children born in Moorwood, Summit, Broad Ford, Whitney, South Connellsville in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. Brothers of Fred-John & Julius, Sisters-Anna & Augusta, married Voss & Tischke..

ECHOLS, LUDWIG posted by Shirley Righi on Thursday, December 17, 1998

Marcus/Marquis W. ECHOLS born abt 1836 in W.VA (according to the 1880 census). He married Sarah A. LUDWIG. When? Where? I believe she was born in Westmoreland Co. Pa. Don't know of any children at this time. They lived in Allegheny Co. 1880, was found in the city directory residing at the Monongahela House I believe on the North Side. In 1889 also resided on Robinson St. North Side. Listed as a clerk, then a bookeeper. In 1890-1894 Sarah was listed as a widow. In 1895 there was no listing for her. I'm assuming prior to 1880 they were in Westmoreland Co. Any help that you can give will be greatly appreciated.

JOHNSTON, TATE posted by Joyce Harper on Friday, December 18, 1998

Could anyone tell me the name of the siblings of Samuel Tate. He was born about 1755 and was a Revolutionary War soldier. He was listed in the county of Westmoreland and was involved in the expedition up the Allegeny with Col.Brodhead. I am wondering if he lived in the area with his parents or did he later move there after he served in the Revolutionary War. He married Nancy Johnston, the daughter of James Johnston. Apparently, she was born in Westmoreland county since her father purchased land there in 1776..

ORMISTON, PRATT, THOMPSON posted by Carol Maizel on Friday, December 18, 1998

Believe my Grandfather was born in Westmoreland County. He is listed on a census as William James Thompson, but was being raised by his Grandmother Francis Mary Klingensmith Pratt. Evidently his mother Susannah Pratt, was not married to his father whose name was JV Thompson. Any information I can get would be deeply appreciated. As William married he used the name Pratt..

MOWREY, RHOADS posted by Jean Pogue on Sunday, December 20, 1998

Looking for info on Daniel RHOADS, b. abt 1787 in PA and Susannah MOWREY, b. abt 1788 in PA. They lived in Derry Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA from abt 1828 to 1834. Daniel's brother, Ludwig (Lewis) Rhoads was married to Susannah's sister, Eva Mowrey. I believe Susannah and Eva's father and mother were Michael and Mary Ann MOWREY. The Mowreys were still living in Westmoreland Co. in 1858. Daniel and Susannah RHOADS moved to Richland Co., OH about 1834. Any help you can give me on this family would be greatly appreciated.

GEORGE, GRAY, JELLISON posted by Dave Gray on Monday, December 21, 1998

I am looking for information on the GRAY, GEORGE, and JELLISON families. My great great grandfather was Joseph Gray (b. Abt. 1801). He was married to Hanna Jellison (b. Abt. 1798) . They lived in Derry Township, Westmoreland County. They had at least 7 children: Rebecca, Mary, Sarah, Margarett, Israel, Joseph, and John Thomas (b. 1840). John Thomas Gray was my great grandfather. He married Margaret George (b. 1854) , the daughter of John George. I don�t have information on her mother. John and Margaret Gray eventually moved to Blairsville, Indiana County.

HELTERBRAN posted by Albert Parrott on Monday, December 21, 1998

Trying to locate information on birth of John F. Helterbran, b. 1832 in Westmoreland County.

BUELL, GILES posted by ALisa Buell on Thursday, December 24, 1998

I am looking for a Julia Ann Giles born 22 Sept 1816 and a Leonard Buell born 4 July 1813 in Genessee Co., NY. They were married in Westmorland Co., PA on 17 Mar 1837. I Would love to hear from you!

CONTO, ZANOTTO posted by John Conto on Friday, December 25, 1998

I am searching for any information regarding a Carlo (Charlie) Conto who lived in Derry Township, Westmoreland County about 1900 and then later in Hyde Park. His wife was Lucia Conto d/o Louis Conto and Mary Zanotto. Any information on the surnames would be most appreciated.

ABER, CLINE, MCKINISTRY, MCKINSTRY, SMAIL, YOUNG posted by John Conto on Friday, December 25, 1998

I am searching for any information regarding a Thomas ABER who lived in Armstrong or Westmoreland County around 1880. His son Thomas Aber lived in Apollo with his wife Ella MCKINSTRY d/o James B. McKinstry and Henrietta YOUNG. Thomas and Ella had a son, Herbert Elliott who married Nini Orr Cline, d/o Harry Edwin CLINE and Martha Ann SMAIL. Any information on these surnames would be appreciated.

MUFFLEY, THOMPSON, YOCKEY posted by j. hutchinson on Friday, December 25, 1998

I am looking for information on the Muffley family in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. I am particularly interested in the families of Israel MUFFLEY and Rebecca E. THOMPSON, his parents, Jacob Muffley and Elizabeth (?) and his parents Johannes Muffley and (?) YOCKEY. My information is sketchy at best, but I would be willing to share whatever I have. Thanks in advance!

DICK, GRANT posted by Elizabeth Fuller on Saturday, December 26, 1998

I am searching for info on two branches. #1--William DICK, m Bessie GRANT, s Joseph Edgar DICK b 1899, moved 1915 to CO. #2--Benjamin Oliver DICK, b 6/18/52, Westmoreland Co PA.

BARNDT, BARNET, BARNHART posted by Jenny Rasmusson on Saturday, December 26, 1998

I have found a William Barnhart and Jacob Barnhart taxed in 1783 on page 1 of Hempfield, Westmoreland county. Are they related to this group? I am a descendant of a Jacob BARNDT/BARNET/BARNHART of the same time period who lived in Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset counties. Would like to exchange info.

MUFFLEY, YOCKEY posted by Janet Warter on Saturday, December 26, 1998

William MUFFLEY, b. 12 Jan 1789, d. 26 Jan 1855, married Catherine YOCKEY, b. 3 May 1791, d. 11 Aug. 1880. They had the following children: Joseph (ca. 1818), William (ca. 1824), Thomas (ca. 1825), James (ca. 1827), Rachel (ca. 1829). (There may have been others.) All children were born in Bell Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA. Catherine Yockey Muffley was a daughter of Peter Yockey (ca. 1760-1810) & Eve Ringle. William & Catherine Muffley are buried at St. James Cemetery, Bell Twp.

AYERS, BELL, CARTER, COUSINS, HARMON, KENNEWEG, MCGINNIS, ROGERS, WILLIAMSON posted by Paul Kenneweg on Sunday, December 27, 1998

Starting search of family history for the KENNEWEG family. Most are from the McDonald PA area and extend to Prussia, Ireland, and Scotland. Christopher F. KENNEWEG b.1883(?), Prussia(?), married Rosena (last name unknown)b.1845(?), Prussia. Their son Charles Alunza KENNEWEG b.1881 (location unknown), married Clara Belle McGINNIS b. 1-JAN-1885, Sturgeon PA., (Parents Peter J. McGINNIG and Sarah A. COUSINS). Their son Charles Floyd Kenneweg (my father), married Ramona Lea BELL (my mother). Ramona's parents, Arthur Aaron BELL b.30-sep-1898 and Margaret Alice Carter Bell b.17-jul-1901. Arthur Bell parents John Thomas BELL d.jun-1942. and Hannah HARMON d.6-mar-1921. Margaret Bell parents Willam Vance CARTER b. 6-may-1870 and Sarah Ann Williamson b.20-dec-1875.

HAIR, HARE, HARR posted by Zona Hare on Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Trying to trace a Christian Harr who entered Somerset Co, (then Bedford Co) possibly from Westmoreland Co. about 1770.

DECKER, RODDY posted by Sally Huntley on Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Seeking any info on my GGgrandmother Mary M. DECKER who was born in Westmoreland Co., PA on December 9, 1800. She married John RODDY in Johnstown, Cambria Co., circa 1819 or 1820. She died in Somerset Co., on July 21, 1889 & is buried in the Yoder Cemetery, Centennial Burial Grounds.

Would dearly like to find her parents & any siblings she may have had. Mary apparently couldn't write (& probably couldn't read) as her mark is made with an "X" on her application for John's pension from the War of 1812.

PEER posted by Brian Ensley on Thursday, December 31, 1998

Wishing to correspond and share information on anyone working on the Peer Family.

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