Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for August 1999


CRAIG posted by William Craig on Sunday, August 1, 1999

My Greatgrandfather, John Craig died in Westmoreland Co, most likely in Uniontown, about 1874-1878. His wife's name was Lizzie. She bought my Grandfather, William E Craig to Phila. in 1877 and enrolled him in Girard College. At the time, this was a school for Fatherless Boys. Any information at all would be appreciated. Please use my E mail address. Thank you.

BRUCE, PRICE posted by R Gibson on Sunday, August 1, 1999

Pearl (Price) Bruce-born 02/27/1899 Finleyville Pa. Had twin brother Muerl or Murill who died 06/1977 in Phoenix AZ area. Pearl may have been resident of Greensburg area. Had sisters Davina {Price) (Gibson) Little or Lytle, Christina {Price) Evans, Mckenzie Price and Henrietta Mckiney. Any information on her would be helpful..

CLARK, HARFORD, HARTFORD, PARKINSON, PARKISON posted by Robert Parkison on Sunday, August 1, 1999

Searching for information on a James Harford who married a Hannah Clark, had several children in PA, then migrated to Preble County Ohio and died in 1827. A James Hartford appears in the 1820 Census for Westmoreland County in No Huntingdon Township. Since he does not appear in the 1830 census for this county this may be the right James. Any information about this family appreciated..

ARET, EHERT, ERET, ERIT, ERRIT posted by Shirley Thompson on Sunday, August 1, 1999

Christian Errett came to Westmoreland Co. about 1785 or earlier. Christian m. Maria Elisabetha (?) probably in Northampton Co. PA. Christian and Maria had 8 children according to Baptismals records for Westmoreland CO. They are: Johannes Peter b. 1777; John Heinrich(Henry, Rev) b. 1781; Anna Catherine b. 1782; Barbara b. 1785; George N. b. 1787; Maria Elisaabetha b. 1791; and David b. 1798 and evidently never married. I have spouses for all the children except for David.

GORDON posted by Joel Gordon on Monday, August 2, 1999

I am looking for the ancestors of Peter Gordon, who I believe was born in Westmoreland County. He first appears in the 1810 Indiana County Census living only with one older male. I have not been able to determine who this older male is, but I think it might be his father. Peter moved to Brooke County, (West) Virginia (the part which later became Hancock Co) between 1820 and 1830. He is listed there, age 64, with a wife Eleanor, age 69, and a family of Kelleys (Husband William and Wife Mary, who is perhaps Peter's daughter). This means he would have been born around 1785. One possible candidate for Peter's father are Patrick Gordon, who lived in Westmoreland County. Right now I have hit a brick wall and would appreciate any leads (even those which eliminate people). Thanks for your time. Joel Amos Gordon.

GILROY, RODDY posted by Kathleen Khn on Tuesday, August 3, 1999

My great grandfather Peter Roddy, son of James Roddy and Margaret Tammany Roddy, emigrated from county Donegal Ireland circa 1855-60. He settled in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania where he was later joined by family members: Ellen, Margaret, John, Dennis and Bernard (?) one sibling remained in Ireland, but I have no info regarding which one. Peter Roddy married Ellen Gilroy, the daughter of Philip and Catherine Sheridan Gilroy in Wilkes Barre on February 8, 1866. Any information on him or his siblings would be very helpful..

CLINE, KLINE, MASON, RUGH, TRUXAL posted by Gretchen Truxal on Tuesday, August 3, 1999

Looking for the parents of Eli Truxal(Have seen Truxal spelled Truxel and Truxall also) b 1819 in Greensburgh Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA. He married Hannah Rugh d/o Jacob Rugh in 1844. Hannah was also born in 1823 in Greensburgh. I am trying to find the parents of Eli Truxal. He may be the grandson of Jacob Truxal Sr. who died in 1836 and/or the son on John or Henry Truxal. Eli and Hannah along with their children: Benjamin F.b 1846, Jacob R.b 1850 m Martha Calvin, Margaret E. b 1853 m John Mason, Thomas Henry b 1857 m Alice ? (later divorced), and Esther R. b 1862 m S. P. Kline left Greensburg(h) and migrated to Crestline, Cherokee Co., Kansas between 1863 and 1869. Any info on or about their children would be helpful also.

BOWERS, HASLETT posted by Bob Haslett on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Interested in the Haslett surname. William Henry Haslett b? married Mary D Bowers b 1864. Had 3 known sons John b 1887,Francis bJun 18,1890 in New Florence Pa, Westmoreland Co Warner b 1893. Family moved to Cambrai Co in 1908. Franics married Minerva Heinbaugh from Fulton Co. in 1909 and had 3 sons. Robert b 13 Dec 1911, Melvin (Bud) b 11 Jul 1913 and Warner (Dutch) b 17 Aug 1917. Francis and family moved to Colorado in 1921. Warner married Ethel and had 3 children William, Bruce and Hazel. Any connections a reply would be appreciated to Email address..

GRAUSHAAR, KAMMERER, LOUGHNER, RUGH, SCHMIDT, WEISSKOPF posted by Mark Tarby on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Seeking info on parents of Catherine RUGH, d. 5/1828 in Westmoreland County. Married Philip SCHMIDT, b. 1748 and d. 4/26/1824 in Westmoreland County. Thanks mark.

GRAUSHAAR, KAMMERER, LOUGHNER, MARSH, MITCHELL, SCHMIDT, WEISSKOPF posted by Mark Tarby on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Seeking info. on Susanna MARSH, b. 1830 in Cambria County and d. 9/11/1896 in Greensburg, Westmoreland County. Married Josiah MITCHELL. Mark.

GRAUSHAAR, KAMMERER, LOUGHNER, MARSH, MITCHELL, SCHMIDT, WEISSKOPF posted by Mark Tarby on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Seeking info on Mary Elizabeth MITCHELL, b. 7/25/1854 and d. 1/4/1929 in Jeanette, Westmoreland County. Married Henry Franklin LOUGHNER. Thanks for any info. Mark.

GRAUSHAAR, KAMMERER, LOUGHNER, SCHMIDT, WEISSKOPF posted by Mark Tarby on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Seeking info on parents of Magdalena WEISSKOPF(WHITEHEAD, born before 1790. Married Simon SCHMIDT (SMITH) who d. 8/7/1838 in Franklin, Westmoreland County. Thanks for any leads. mark.

GRAUSHAAR, KAMMERER, LOUGHNER, MARSH, MITCHELL, SCHMIDT posted by Mark Tarby on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Seeking info on parents of Mary GRAUSHAAR, b. May 1791 and d. 10/28/1855 in Westmoreland County. Married Jonas LOUGHNER who d. 10/4/1855 in Westmoreland County. Thanks for any leads. mark.

GRAUSHAAR, KAMMERER, LOUGHNER, MARSH, MITCHELL, SCHMIDT, WEISSKOPF posted by Mark Tarby on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Seeking info on Adam LOUGHNER, b. 1825 probably in Westmoreland County. Married Mary Magdaline KAMMERER on 8/21/1851. He died at the Battle of Cedar Creek in Winchester, VA on 12/23/1864 in the Civil War. Can not find his tombstone in Brush Creek Cemetary along with the rest of LOUGHNER clan. Buried in VA? Thanks mark.

MACGUFFEN, PORTERFIELD posted by Ken Burroughs on Thursday, August 5, 1999

Searching for the ancestry of Nancy MacGuffen, wife of Samuel Porterfield who served in Revolution in 2nd PA Regt and lived in Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland Co, PA. .

BROWN, STOFFER posted by Arlene Vogel on Thursday, August 5, 1999

I am searching for any information about my Grandfather Elmer Charles Brown (1888?-1929?) from Ligonier, Westmoreland Co. Elmer Brown's father is William Charles Brown(not sure of name)who immigrated from Germany to Cambria Co. around 1845. Siblings to Elmer Brown are: Grace, William, Jim and Zetus. Elmer Brown married Berdie Irene Stoffer(1890-1955). I am also searching for any information on Berdie Irene Stoffer. Any information would be welcomed. .

RODGERS, SMITLEY posted by Steve Trikoff on Friday, August 6, 1999

My wife had an uncle named William Smitley b.1906 d.abt 1967,who was married in Mount Pleasant,Pennsylvania abt 1925 to Nellie Rodgers b.1910 d.Mesa,Maricopa Co.,Arizona,December 18 1995. Their children William Jr.,Daisey,and Pearl(Sally)b.1933 d.1973 in Mount Pleasant. My wife does not know of a Nicklaus Smitley. Steve .

BLAIR, SCHAFFER posted by John Blair on Saturday, August 7, 1999

In researching my Blair's I ordered a death certificate for my great uncle....and of course I got the wrong George W. Blair back! Before I send it back am wondering if the info on it might benefit someone else's search. I have George Washington Blair b. 1873 married to Della ??? dying in Gates, Thurston Co. WA in 1934. His father's name was Joseph Blair b. in West Morland Co. PA and his mother's name was Nancy Jane Schaffer. If interested please contact me... jblair@kalama. com.

AMBROSE, BITNER, HALL, MATHEWS, SCOTT, WOODWARD posted by Earl Clark on Saturday, August 7, 1999

Seeking information on the following families: James Hall b. 14 Mar 1825 KY marr. Rachel Scott b. 1837 James Scott b. 9 Jun 1805 marr. Catherine Bitner b 1806 Peter Bitner b. 26 Dec 1776 Bedford Co. marr. Anna Maria Mathews b. 11 Sept. 1783 John George Mathews b 30 Mar 1737 marr. Maria Barbara Ambrose b 24 Jan 1743 Mary Theresa Hall b. 29 Jun 1863 marr. Orlando Dent Woodward b 28 Apr. 1863 Absalom Woodward b. Oct 1826 marr. Sarah Ann George b. 28 Sep 1836.

MYERS, SHAFFER posted by Carolyn Myers on Saturday, August 7, 1999

Would like to know about William Shaffer called (Bill) Was there a Shaffer Ice Cream Shop in Greensburg Westmoreland Co. Pa.? He also married a Margaret Bell-Myers? Would like to know about this STORY....Does anyone now where he is burried? Thanks for any help........

ELLIS, REIDINGER posted by James Crouse on Sunday, August 8, 1999

Looking for information on Mrs. Rupert Reidinger of Irwin, Westmoreland Co., PA. She was the daughter of Isaac and Maggie Jane Ellis of Bakertown, PA. Isaac died on 13 October, 1926..

CRISE, EICHER, HARMON, HUFFMAN, NEWILL, PORCH, WEAVER posted by Susan Kuzma on Monday, August 9, 1999

Searching for ancestors from Westmoreland County, Pa, from 1795-present..

EICHER, ESSICK, LONG, MURRAY, SNYDER posted by Donna Allen on Thursday, August 12, 1999

Looking for Barbara Harman who may have married James Murray before 1800 and moved to Botetort, VA..

BUTTERWORTH, COLES, GARVIN, LONG, SHETLER, WIBLE posted by James Butterworth on Friday, August 13, 1999

Beginning roots search for family members in Westmoreland County..

DESTEPHANIS, DISIMONE, MELATTI, ORSOGNA, ROGGERIO, SANTARELLI posted by Fred DeStephanis on Friday, August 13, 1999

My mother Yolanda Mary Melatti was born in Bradenville, Westmoreland County on December 14, 1911. I don't know anything about this town except where it is. I was born and grew up in Schuylkill County, where my mother moved in the 1920's. (Before coming to Schuylkill County, the family returned to Italy and then re-immigrated.) Are there any resources that describe Bradenville as it existed in 1911. What was the ethnic make-up in 1911? Was there an Italian community there then or today? My grandfather was a coal miner. Was that a primary industry in 1911? What coal companies were in operation then? Or was there another industry that he would have worked in? Does anyone have any old photos circa 1911 that they could share or point me to on the Web? All information concerning this town would be appreciated as it relates to the 1910's. Thanks for listening.

BERKEY, BITNER, CLAYCOMB posted by Barbara Obaker on Friday, August 13, 1999

My great great grandmother was Susannah BITNER, daughter of John and Elizabeth. According to census reords, she was born Dec. 1844. She died 1910 and is buried at Green Mountain Cemetery in Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland County. She was married to Jonathon CLAYCOMB. They were married in 1865 and he was a veteran of the Civil War. I know nothing of Susannah's parents or siblings. Can you help?.

CAMERON, GILLESPIE, MORGAN, PROTHEROE posted by Donna Sewell on Friday, August 13, 1999

John and Agnes Cameron Gillespie immigrated from Scotland to PA. Their son, Dougald Ferguson Gillespie b. 11 spet 1869 married Janet Jessie Morgan. Their children William Cameron, Susan Cameron, John Morgan, Alva, Agnes and Margaret grew up in Westmoreland County. William Cameron Gillespie married Elizabeth Ann Protheroe. Their 3 sons: William Cameron Jr., Dougald Thomas and Roy Opperman Gillespie all grew up in Arnold, Westmoreland County. Looking for info on any of the family..

MORGAN posted by Donna Sewell on Friday, August 13, 1999

JOHN MORGAN b. abt 1852 in Scotland married SUSAN born apr 1843 in Scotland. Immigrated to the US in 1877. They had 11 children:Margaret, Janet Jessie, Charles, Susan, Elizabeth, Agnes, Tempke, John, Isabella, Ravena/Rubina and Christina. John died 27 Jan 1986 at Robbins Station and buried in Coultersville Cemetery. Susan remarried in 1899 to Jacob Bain and are listed on th 1900 census for Westmoreland County, North Huntingdon Twp. Does anyone know where Robbins Station is? Looking for any info on family..

KALISH posted by Marcy O'Dell on Saturday, August 14, 1999

searching for info about grandmother Bertha Kalish, born in Van Meter, Westmoreland County, Dec. 4, 1902. .

LONG, SWANK posted by Esther Shultz on Saturday, August 14, 1999

Looking for info on my gr-gr-grandfather's parents. I am researching my mothers side of the family history, she was a Long from Armstrong Co., Pa. I would like to know who my gr-gr-grandfather's parents were. My gr-gr-grandfather's name was John S. LONG -- born abt 1829 died 1897. he was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa. and he married a Mary SWANK daughter of Daniel Swank also of Westmoreland Co., after John & Mary were married they moved to Armstrong Co., and that is where John died . Willing to share info with anyone that has this info for me. Esther Shultz.

ROSS posted by Jean Branstiter on Sunday, August 15, 1999

Hello, I am looking for some information regarding Sarah Ross who married Joseph Appleton. According to her death certificate she was born November 20, 1829 in Westmoreland Co. to Jacob and Hannah Petterson [?] Ross. Her dad was born in Pa., no county mentioned and her Mom was born in New Jersey, no county mentioned. In the 1850 census she was married and living in Beaver Co.,Pa.

BARIC, BARRICK, MEDVED posted by Pat Gasda on Sunday, August 15, 1999

Looking for the family members of Peter Barrick (Baric) & Rose Barrick from Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County, PA. Also anyone related to Andrew Barrick ( Baric), probably same county, not certain if same town.

NAUGLE, SEARFOOS posted by Sandra Naugle on Sunday, August 15, 1999

Have a Frank H. "Fred" Naugle b. 14 Dec. 1898/d. 17 Aug. 1951. He was born in Ligonier,Westmoreland, Pa--died in Canton, Ohio. Any information on his or his parents--Mother Helen ? Father Frank Naugle. His wife was Magdalena Searfoos from Syracuse Indiana. b. 28 May 1903, d. 21 Jan 1959 in Canton Ohio. Mr. Naugle's mother Helen was still alive at the time of his death in 1951. Thank you..

BARBOUR, ELLIOTT, MCCONNELL posted by Jacquie Stock on Sunday, August 15, 1999

Researching county of birth of John Barbour, b. 3/17/1768 in Ireland, m. Jane Elliott, b. 2/1/1765 in Ireland,grandparents of Mary McConnel, b. 3/27/1836 in Westmoreland County, PA. Would appreciate e-mail from anyone else researching the John Barbour and Jane Elliott lines. thanks very much..

ROW, SPINDLER posted by Lisa Howe on Monday, August 16, 1999

Am searching for information re: Catherine Row b. abt 1822. She married Michael Spindler in Greensburg in 1843.

BROWN, RUMBAUGH posted by Lisa Howe on Monday, August 16, 1999

Am searching for info re: Frank Rumbaugh b. Sept 1868 m. Kate Their daughter Cora (b. Apr 1889, d. abt 1919), married Earl Brown (b. 1889). After Cora's death, Earl remarried twice (Maggie Saxman & Daisy Echard). In search of info on Frank Rumbaugh, his wife Kate, their children and Earl Brown.

GILLESPIE, MEEHAN posted by Bonnie Kidder on Monday, August 16, 1999

Looking for the wife of John S. Meehan, she was a Gillespie, her name may be Susan or Nancy. They married in 1850. I know anothing about her Gillespie family.

SMITH, TATE, WALKER, WALTON, YOUNKER posted by Sharon Tate on Monday, August 16, 1999

Hi. I am trying to find a John Tate in Westmoreland Co, in Hempfield TWP. He would have been married at the time, wife's name Mary Ann, and would have had 2 or 3 children. One being a son John. If anyone can help would like to hear from you. Thank you. Sharon in Illinois.

CRITCHFIELD, ROBERTS posted by Pattie Williams on Monday, August 16, 1999

I am looking for information on CHARLOTTE ROBERTS who married ABSALOM CRITCHFIELD. Charlotte was born 1-19-1795 and died 1-25-1866

KIELKOPF, REES, TOMB, WATT posted by Tracy LeSage on Wednesday, August 18, 1999

On 24 Sep 1890, in Philadelphia, PA, George Godfrey KIELKOPF (the son of John William KIELKOPF and Cornelia WATT) married Blanche REESE (the daughter of Hulbert REES and Margaret TOMB). George was b. 21 Mar 1868. George and Blanche had three daughters: Helen Haworth � b. 15 Jan 1894 Cornelia Margaret I am looking for information on any of these people. Thank you..

HANCOCK, HELLIER, JONES, MORGAN, PRICE, THOMAS, WILLIAMS posted by Tom Reynolds on Wednesday, August 18, 1999

Welsh immigrants John Hancock (b. 1863) and Mary Price (b. 1865) married in Westmoreland County around 1881. John was a coal miner and they lived primarily in Scott Haven. Had children David Hancock (b. 1884), Ruth Hancock (b. 1886), Edith Williams (b. 1890), Bertha Jones (b. 1893), Elizabeth Thomas (b. 1896), James Hancock (b. 1898), Gladys Morgan (b. 1901), John Hancock (b. 1904) and Mildred Hellier (b. 1905). John and Mary Hancock are buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in McKeesport. Several of their children are buried in West Newton Cemetery. Any relatives out there? I'd like to share information..

BEELER, STEEN, THOMAS posted by Jan Stoddard on Wednesday, August 18, 1999

I'm seeking birth place of William BEELER born 22 Feb 1822 in PA. His parents were Joseph and Elizabeth BEELER. Above dates and names verified by THOMAS/BEELER family Bible and census. William BEELER married Harriet Belle THOMAS 25 October 1845 in Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co.,PA. William was a tinsmith and they lived with a family of 12 children in Webster, Westmoreland Co. One of the children, Martha Ann BEELER married Leightty STEEN, son of William STEEN and Susan HARTGRAVE.I Seek information on William's parents as well. I have much more information on Harriet THOMAS and her siblings, children and parents verified by Family Bible and am willing to share.

BACHMAN, BAYERLE, FIBS, GUNKEL, HESS, WALTHOUR posted by Talma Klaassen on Thursday, August 19, 1999

William , George ,Jonathan HESS are among the parents in the birth records of the Brush Creek Evangelical Luth , North Huntington twp, Westmoreland co PA. Sebastian and Catherine Gunkel , Peter and Eliz bachman , Joseph Bayerle,David Fibs, are listed as Godparents for the births. Would like to know where all these migrated from..

BOCH, PAINTER posted by Jeff Painter on Friday, August 20, 1999

Looking for any information on my great-great grandfather William E. Painter and his relatives. He was b.1862 in Paintertown, d.1938 and buried with second wife Mary Ellen Boch (b.1874, d.1959)in Woodlawn Cemetery (aka Denmark Manor Church). They had nine children (Wilbur (my great grandfather), Eva, Harry, William, Russell, Millard, Lee, Verda, and Jessie). William and his first wife, Minerva (last name?), had three children - Calvin, Elmer, and Lillian (Lilly). A side note - the son William developed the Painter system of writing, supposedly used in schools in the area. He reportedly taught in the Norwin (Irwin) school district. Anyone familiar with this system?.

HADGSON, HAWKINS, HIPPARD, JOHNS, JOHNSON, NALEY, RACKLEY, STONG posted by Marcia Larson on Saturday, August 21, 1999

Hi, you may be sorry you ever posted living by an old cemetery... people like me will bug you probably...:o) In the late 1880-1923 my grandfather and his brother Mark HIPPARD lived in N. Huntingdon, my grandfather I think moved on to IL to live with his son Charles HIPPARD. Mark HIPPARD owned a "store" in N. Huntingdon Westmoreland Co. and was the postmaster there also.. he died in 1923 and left a WILL in which several nieces and nephews were listed. He was supposedly in FL at the time of his death, I can not locate a death record for him in FL or in PA. I had written the Brush Creek Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery and he is not buried there according to their records. Would you have any suggestions as to where I might look next?

KIRKPATRICK posted by Keith Witt on Saturday, August 21, 1999

Can anyone tell me about the children of Samuel Kirkpatrick that is listed in the 1790 census for Armstrong Township. I am looking for a Moses Kirkpatrick that settled in northern Armstrong County in 1803 - 04. He married a Margaret (last name unknown). Any help would be appreciated..

BAUMAN, BOWMAN, HETICH, IMMEL, LEIN, RUGH posted by Bonnie Stinchcomb on Monday, August 23, 1999

I am researching Paul Immel born abt 1800 in Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA. and died bet 1850-1880. He married Elizabeth Bowman (1801-1860's) in 1822 in Westmoreland CO., PA. a daughter of Abraham Bauman and Frances Rugh. I am also researching John Paul Immel born 1745 in Lancaster Co PA and died 1804 in Franklin Co PA, married to Dorothy Lein (1750-1831.) John and Dorothy's daughter was Martha Immel (1771-1850) married to George Hetich. I am sure these Immel's are related but am not sure how yet. Thanks for any help!.

WOOD posted by Karen Wood on Monday, August 23, 1999

Seeking any information about Hezekiah WOOD (b. 1788, location unknown, d. 22 Dec 1874, Marion Center, Indiana Co., PA), m. Mary (b. 1788, d. 26 July 1876, Marion Center, Indiana Co., PA). Hezekiah appears in the census for Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co. - where was he before this and what's Mary's surname? Their children were: Hezekiah WOOD, Jr. (m. Jane WORK), Hannah WOOD (m. Alexander BARNETT), William WOOD, Emily WOOD (m. James MAZURE or MAGURE), and Elizabeth WOOD (m. John HENDERSON). Any help is appreciated!.

FULTZ posted by Jim Achenbach on Tuesday, August 24, 1999

I am seeking information on George FULTZ b. 1756 in Lancaster and d. 1827 in Westmoreland County...it is said he was a private in the Revolutionary War...he had at least (2) sons...George b. 1782 in Lancaster and d. unk in Westmoreland County...Jacob b. 1793 and d. 1841 in Monroe County, IL...Jacob served in the War of 1812 and moved to IL at the end of the War....

SHUPE, WIBLE posted by Liz Christopher on Wednesday, August 25, 1999

My great grandmother, Edna May WIBLE, was born 17 Sep 1891 in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, PA. Her mother, Catherine Mary SHUPE, died in Greensburg, PA, on 11 Aug 1954. Looking for information about Catherine Mary SHUPE, her husband William WIBLE and any other children they had. Thank You..

BACHTENKIRCHER, HEIL, KEPPEL posted by Mary Bachtenkircher Lindsted on Thursday, August 26, 1999

Looking for my ggGrandfather Peter Bachtenkircher b. 1790 Germany m. 1824 Sarah Salome Heil b. 1802 daughter of Frederick Heil and Catherine Keppel of Westmoreland County. I believe that Peter came to America with his father or possibly with both his parents when he was about 1 year old. If anyone could help I would very much appreciate it. Thanks, Mary.

DAVIS, GEIGER, KEIM, MCADAMS posted by Eleanor Myers on Thursday, August 26, 1999

The 1820 census lists a Margaret McAdams (over age 45) and two others - a male in the 16-24 age range and a female in the 10-16 range in Greensburg. Trying to see if the young female in this census is also a Margaret McAdams born 19 July 1808 in Ireland. The Margaret McAdams I am looking for married a John Geiger (son of Benjamin and Catherina Geiger of Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co.) in 1830 and had the following children: Benjamin, Thomas, Catherine Anna, Mary, Margaret, Dorcas, John, Isabella, Jacob Daniel (enlisted in a Pennsylvania Division at Stoyestown in 1865 & killed at Hatchers Run, VA), Elizabeth A. who married Charles Augustus Wagner of Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA and Rachael Ella. Does anyone have any information on the Greensberg McAdams family or the children of John and Margaret?.

BALDINGER, KIENZLE, MAY posted by Judy Russell on Thursday, August 26, 1999

In 1896 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Baldinger of Jeannette married Charles Kienzle of Pittsburg. Her mother signed a permission as "Mrs. May." I believe that Elizabeth Baldinger was living with relatives in Jeannette at the time of her marriage and would like to swap info about the family. Please respond to me at jruss95@aol.com as well as to the board. Thanks.

KNOX, NICELY posted by Phyllis Morral Johnson on Friday, August 27, 1999

I am looking for a family of Nicely that moved to Westmoreland Co. from Pendelton Co., West Virginia. I am not sure of the year probably after 1810-1830. I think Anothy Nicely was the head of the family before they moved.

MAJERNIK, MAYERNIK posted by Rick Mayernik on Friday, August 27, 1999

Searching for any information on MAJERNIK / MAYERNIK surname. Any information is appreciated.

ELLIOT, WOODS posted by Carolyn Ford on Saturday, August 28, 1999

Seeking information re John ELLIOT and wife Mary WOODS who emigrated from Ireland probably late 1700s with 8 children: Catharine, John Jr., Thomas, William, Irwin, Jane, Mary and Elizabeth. The family settled in Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA. Would appreciate hearing from anyone researching this family. Will exchange info..


SHAFFER, SHAVER Looking for John SHAFFER, b. Feb 1787, d. 10 Nov 1863, Donegal Twp, Westmorelad Co., PA, m. Eliza Hood, b. 2 Jan 1801, d. 27 Jun 1845, Cook Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA. Children: Peter Gaumer Shaffer, b. 18 Jan 1820, d. 12 Jun 1908; (MY LINE) William Hood Shaffer, b. 6 Mar 1822, d. 10 Jan 1896; Mary Ann Shaffer, b 1826, m. Samuel S. Johnston; John Wirsing Shaffer, b 2 Feb 1831, d. 27 Oct 1876; Jeremiah Shaffer, b. 1837, d. 1913; Elizabeth Shaffer, b. 1841, m. Jacob Anderson

CALDWELL, LOVE, NICELY, QUEER, SWEENEY, WINELAND, WYNN posted by Larry Wineland on Monday, August 30, 1999

Doing a computer search for related family of the Wineland clan originally in Westmoreland County..

HANEY posted by Thomas Kerr on Tuesday, August 31, 1999

Searching for decendents of John Haney who died on Feb 2 1818. He and his family resided on their farm which was located close by the Loyalhanna river just east of Latrobe, Westmoreland, County. He was survived by his wife Susanna and sons James, Charles and John along with daughters Catherine, Mary, Anna (Nancy) Sarah and Rosanna. Trying to locate place in N. Ireland where this family had roots. John and Susanna were married in Londonderry in May of 1788. Where were they born. A

BARBOUR posted by Shirley Norlem on Tuesday, August 31, 1999

I am searching for information on William Barbour/Barber who lived in Westmoreland County. He was born in Ireland in l790 and came to America in 1807. His daughter Elizabeth was born in 1822 and married William McChesney. The l850 cnesus of Westmoreland County, Derry Township, shows William Barbour/Barber living with the McChesneys. I do not know his parents names. Do you know the names of the children of John Barber?.

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