Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for December 2000
- RITZ posted by Carolyn
Frazee on Sunday, December 3, 2000
- Solomon RITZ was born ca 1780-85; married in Washington Co., MD. to Mary
WISE. They both died very young leaving 3 children as orphans, including
my gr. gr. grandfather, Daniel RITZ. Have been searching for Solomon's
parents. Suspect Solomon and his parents had been living in PA. in a
county such as Westmoreland Co. and when Solomon reached adulthood he
moved to MD. Hoping someone researching the RITZ name they might have come
across my Solomon's name. There are many, many RITZs in PA. so wouldn't
surprise me if someone might have come across his name in wills &/or
estate papers. Would appreciate any information.
- FRY, FRYE
posted by Vicki on Sunday, December 3, 2000
- I'm looking for relatives of my Great Grandfather Samuel Barnes Frye
born 8/7/1830..Latrobe Pa and Grandfather Trauger Jacob Frye married (1)
Sadie Fletcher (2) Tena Elizabeth Harr Frye... Any help would be greatly
appreciated ! Thank you..
- KRAYNAK, RUSZIN,
posted by Cherre on Sunday, December 3, 2000
- Hi! I am attempting to locate further information on a family that lived
for at least a time in Brainville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The
basic data on this group is as follows:
Andrew John Surin b: 12 October 1910 son of Peter and Mary Kraynak Surin
m: Mary Ann Ruszin b: 30 November 1915 daughter of Michael and Maria Sotak
If this sounds familiar, please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks and Good Luck in your own search(es),
- PENDERGRASS posted by Carolyn
on Tuesday, December 5, 2000
- I am looking for the township and cemetery of the Garrett Pendergrass
family. He died abt. 1784. It is possible that his wife Rose Anne is there
also and maybe his parents Edward and Elizabeth. Any ideas are welcomed.
- BRUNER posted by Linda
Kleback on Wednesday, December 6, 2000
- John Wilbur Bruner was killed in a railroad accident in Derry,
Westmoreland County, on 11 June 1936. What newspaper would have been most
likely to carry a report on the accident and his obituary? Thanks!
- GOFF, WOODS
posted by Gary Altman on Wednesday, December
- I am searching for information on my gggrandfather, GEORGE RILEY WOODS,
b. 14 March 1859, Westmoreland Co., PA; d. 18 October 1947, Royal Oak, MI.
He married MARY AN GOFF, b. 30 May 1853, Wells Co., IN; d. 1905, Gladwin,
The 1860 Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co. Census shows:
WILLIAM WOODS, 30, Farmer, 200
I believe this to be the family of GEORGE RILEY WOODS. Can anyone confirm
this? Also, is the HENRY WOODS and JOHN WOODS shown in the same 1860
Census brothers of WILLIAM WOODS? Would appreciate any help! Thanks all!
- JACK, PARMELE
posted by Bernice Turney-Borgia on Thursday,
December 7, 2000
- I am researching a Matthew JACK, born about 1838, PA. He married about
1867, my great grandmother, Alice V. (Parmele?), born about 1844, NY. I
was able to locate the Matthew Jack family in the 1870 Federal Census,
Westmoreland Co., PA. I am most interested in finding a marriage bond or
marriage certificate for Matthew and Alice to prove Alice's maiden name,
my question on this would be, do they exist at the county level for the
period 1867 or earlier? Also, if someone has access to an index of the
Westmoreland Co., PA 1860 Federal census, I would appreciate help locating
a page number for a Matthew Jack in Hempfield or Greensburg.Bernice -
- HOUSE posted by Sharon
Dougherty on Friday, December 8, 2000
- Seeking any information on a "House" family from Derry - circa
- SCHOIKI, SCHUIKI
posted by Ernst Schuiki on Saturday, December
- Hello everybody ! Im looking for members of the SCHUIKI (alternative
spelling SCHOIKI) family. Their origin is Austrian but recently I found
out that the Pennsylvania 1910 census miracode index has an entry with 'Schoiki':
Enumeration District: 0168
Birth Place: Austria
Other Residents: Husband Albert Wrolch
Where can I get more information about this person named Frank Schoiki ?
Is it possible to have the full entry on Frank Schoiki in the census
Where do I get vital certificates on this person without having any
further personal data ?
Did anybody know Frank Schoiki or other persons with this name ? Maybe the
name has changed into a more American variant of spelling (Shuiki or
Shoiki, or Shuiky/Shoiky).
I am thankful for any answer or comment! Sincerely Ernst Schuiki, Zurich,
- MYLER, TRIMBLE
posted by Nancy Goodwin on Saturday, December
- I am looking for more information on my gr-gr grandmother, who was born
in Derry Twp., Westmoreland Co., in 1787. RACHEL TRIMBLE was the daughter
of Capt. THOMAS TRIMBLE, who owned one of the largest farms in the
Ligonier Valley. Thomas Trimble had been a Capt. in the war of the
Revolution, serving under General Washington.
Rachel was the third or fourth of his 7 serviving children, whose names
were William, Thomas, Sarah, Mary Jane, Nancy and Pauline. (Four others
died, but I do not know their names.)
In 1812, Rachel married THOMAS MYLER III, and they moved to Leechburg
where Thomas purchased what was known as the Company Salt Works, on the
Kiskiminetas River near Leechburg. In that town most of their 11 children
were born. Six of these children did not survive infancy, but the five who
lived to adulthood were: Elizabeth Ann Myler, Thomas Trimble Myler (my gr
grandfather), John Augden Myler, William Workman Myler, and Mary Jane
The family were members of the Baptist Church. Can anyone tell me what
Baptist church might have been in the Leechburg area during the period
from 1812 - 1835? I need to see if I can find some family records there.
- LANE, MALONE
posted by Pat on Sunday, December 10, 2000
- I am looking for any connections to Reuben Lane b.1828 in
Uniontown,PA.d.June 27,1904 in Greensburgh,Pa.Was married to Catherine
Devan.I am looking for any siblings of Reubens..
- DELL, SPRINGER
posted by Sue Jones on Sunday, December 10,
- Seek info on my 3rd gr-grandma Annie SPRINGER (b. 1820) near Ligonier,
PA. She m. Joseph DELL. Family then moved to Homestead (now Pittsburgh),
had ch: Margaret A., ANNIE, Mary J., Grant. Have info to share.
- ALBERTS, MILLER
posted by David Smith on Sunday, December 10,
- I am hoping someone has access to the obituary for Bessie Alberts who
was born 15 Oct 1889 and died in New Kensington, Westmoreland County, in
September 1978. Possibly her mother was a Lydia MILLER who married an
- MILLER posted by David
Smith on Sunday, December 10, 2000
- Hoping someone has access to the obituary for Jacob M. MILLER who
married a Lura (surname unknown) in about 1888 and died in Mount Pleasant,
Westmoreland County in 1945.
- ARLOW, FELL, HARRIS,
posted by Dan Harris on Sunday, December 10,
- Looking for family in area. I am a great grandson of Daniel George
Harris and Mary Evans. Their sons were Isaac b. 2-19-1884 m. Margaret ?
Thomas G. b. Oct.1891 m. Catherine Amy Fell
Daniel V. b. Jan 1898 m. Audrey Noble
William A. b. 7-27-1894 m. Edna Mae Arlow
I have very little information on these people and would like contact with
family still in the area. Have much info. to share, just not on this line.
TIA Dan Harris
- KNECHTEL posted by Audrey
Reifler on Wednesday, December 13, 2000
- I am filling out a request for a copy of a birth certificate for my
grandfather, Robert T(heodore) Knechtel, born Mar. 4, 1907. I only have
the ED of 183 from the 1910 PA Westmoreland Census. Can anyone tell me
what township that might be? or if they will be able to find the record
with only the county?
- STEPHENSON, STEVENSON
posted by Pat Trembly on Wednesday, December
- Looking for Jannett Stephenson who married Joseph Jackson Munshower from
Westmorland county. We know his information, know nothing about her. They
are my great grandparents.
- LIVENGOOD posted by Margaret
Gagliardi on Saturday, December 16, 2000
- C. S. (Christian) Livengood was a Blacksmith in Scottdale, Westmoreland
Co, PA. He was born in Elk Lick Twp, Somerset Co, PA. Is anyone
researching the Livengood family in Westmoreland Co? I am looking for
information and pictures on this family.
- SPRINGER posted by Margaret
Gagliardi on Saturday, December 16, 2000
- I am related to Harry Springer, who was a Photographer in Scottdale. Is
anyone researching this family? I have pictures and information to share.
- CLARK, DAVIS,
posted by Carol McCrellias on Saturday,
December 16, 2000
- Would like to locate descendants of what possibly were my
gr-gr-grandfather's siblings. 1) Nancy McCrellis ("McCrelleas")
m. Perry CLARK 1839; 2) Violet McCrellis m. David HESS. Other known
siblings: Jane "McCrelias" m. William HUNTER 1826, Martha "McCrelias"
m. Joshua KELLEY 1843. (All marriages Westmoreland Co.) Also would like
info regarding gr-gr-grandfather John McCrellias's wife Sarah
"Davis" (b. ca. 1815, m. ca. 1837).
- AUKERMAN, FISCUS,
posted by Deb Nance on Sunday, December 17,
- Looking for info on Michael Penrod, Johannes Fiscus, Martin Macey, all
lived in Westmoreland county.
- MCALLISTER posted by Peg
Stainer on Monday, December 18, 2000
- Looking for descendants of John and Rachel (?Baird) McAllister. John was
born Ireland ca. 1772 died 9 Nov 1845, Washington Twp., Westmoreland Co.,
PA buried, Poke Run Cemetery. They had children-birth order unknown- Mary
(married a Gordon); Rachel (m. Josiah Meanor); Martha (m. Wm Andrew
Jamison); John (m. Sarah Keister); Robert (died single); Lydia (m. a
Taggard); Rebekah (m. Wm Stanley); Margaret (m. James Hall).
- ALTSHOUSE, CHRISTY,
posted by Trisha Hamilton Leo on Monday,
December 18, 2000
- I am an 8th American Hamilton and have now traced my family back to 1626
in Scotland. I have the following surnames : Courtney, Huffman, Wagner,
Loughner, Altshouse, Ray, Scheurer, Trout, Smithraburn, Rayburn, Young,
Frederick, Thompson, Hoffman, Christy, Steele, Mckeaver, Howell, Young,
- KIGGINS, WARENSFORD
posted by Carol Blawas on Monday, December
- Looking for relatives.. Grandfather was Ed KIGGINS, grandmother was
Martha Grace WARENSFORD KIGGINS. I am looking for any info on the KIGGINS
family. Their last area that they lived was Drydam Road,Penn Twp,
Jeannette. After the death of my granddad, my grandmother lived in
Harrison City, above Blakes Market.
- GEORGE, KELLY
posted by Lee Laughner on Wednesday, December
- Albert A. GEORGE Born 8-27, 1855 died 1-10 1928 Married to Mary
Elizabeth KELLY. Most likely lived in Freensburg. Anyone with information,
please contact me.
- BORSTNER posted by Colette
on Sunday, December 24, 2000
- Looking for information regarding Bertha thomas Borstner. Born in
Germany, moved to Penn with family Humple/Thomas probably before 1886 when
my Great Grandmother was born. Her name was Hattie Thomas Reese. Both
women later moved to So.Calif with their families. Bertha died 1942 and
Hattie 1955. Any information greatly appreciated.
- QUICK posted by Jim
Quick on Tuesday, December 26, 2000
- I am looking for information on Mark Quick. He died April 8, 1970 in the
Hempfield Township and his mail address was in Arnold. Any information
about him, his wife or any children would be gratly appreciated.
- SHIPE posted by Tom
Shipe on Friday, December 29, 2000
- I am searching for information about the John and Catarina Shipe Family
that came to Mt. Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland County from Lancaster
Borough, Lancaster Co., PA in about 1800. They both later died and are
buried there. Their children included Catharine (b ab 1774), John Henry (b
abt 1793 d 11-21-1867), Henry (b 1798 d 1803) Mathias (b 1798 d 1803),
Abraham (b 1803), Mary Emily (b 11-30-1805, married David Furry), Susanna
(b 1807), Isaac (1807), and Margaret (b abt 1816, married David Clare).
After their parents death, most of the children moved on to Adams and
Hancock Counties, Illinois and Noble and Dekalb counties, Indiana. Thank
you Tom Shipe San Diego, CA
- FARLOW, SHOAF
posted by WD Shoaf on Friday, December 29,
- researching shoaf and farlow families in westmoreland co.
- GREENHAULGH, WATSON
posted by Jacqueline Watson Gelly on Friday,
December 29, 2000
- Looking for any information on Etta Greenhaulgh who was born December
30, 1866 and died October 12, 1910. She married David Watson he was born
March 31, 1864. Etta had 2 sister's that I know of Nellie and Mary. Nellie
married a man by the name of ?? Tunney. Mary married a man by the name of
?? Cain. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
- SAMPLE posted by Ralph
Egyud on Saturday, December 30, 2000
- I am seeking further information on the Samples of Mt. Pleasant,
Westmoreland Co., PA. Here's what I have:
Parents: Shaffer and Clara Sample, 145 N. Church St., Mt. Pleasant Shaffer
died ca. 1919 in a mining accident (?) Clara died 1959.
Mildred (Mid) Zelmore; b.8/5/05, d. 4/87. Several children still live in
Clara Leighty; m. Roy Leighty, who d. 11/73. They lived in Uniontown,
Fayette Co., PA. Clara still lives. No children.
Claude; b.12/28/07, d. 1/9/95 Batavia, IL. No children.
Charlotte "June" Madore; b.6/1/13, d. 8/95
m. Robert E. Lee Billings ca 1931-2;
m. Carroll J. Madore (Carroll's Restaurant)
1 dau. Doris Jane Madore (born to Billings, adopted by Madore), b.10/12/32
Doris m. Ralph Egyud 8/26/51
Willard; b.11/14/15, d.12/85. m. Gwen, 1 dau. Jenne Lynn
I'd like info on Shaffer and Clara, including maiden name, siblings,
- MCGREW posted by John
Copeland on Saturday, December 30, 2000
- Seeking a lead to: Anson Burlingame McGrew born at Scott Haven, Pa., on
May 10 1868. Attended public grade schools and the High School at West
Newton, Pa, and attended Indiana state Normal School.
- BLACKBURN posted by Terry
Terrell on Saturday, December 30, 2000
- Joseph BLACKBURN (b. 1805 in PA) was in Fayette Co., PA in 1830, but
probably moved there from Westmoreland Co. when he was married a few years
earlier. I am looking for any information on his parents, names unknown. I
am especially looking for copies or transcripts of wills of Joseph
BLACKBURN (d. 1831 in Westmoreland Co.), Thomas BLACKBURN (d. 1834 in
Westmoreland Co.), or William BLACKBURN (d. 1840 in Westmoreland Co.), or
any other information about their progeny, as I suspect one of these men
may be Joseph's father. I will happily share any and all information I
have on Joseph and his descendants. Joseph BLACKBURN died in Belmont Co.,
Ohio in 1883 and is buried in Morristown, OH. I can provide a picture of
his tombstone for interested parties.
- INGRAM posted by Lynn
Miller on Saturday, December 30, 2000
- This is an excellent site.I am looking for the Ingram family that
resided in Westmoreland County. In 1957 mother was married and moved to
Texas. Time is running out! Any help would be appreciated.
- DENWYKEHENLEN, HANLON,
posted by Christine Forker on Sunday,
December 31, 2000
- Loooking for hisotry of Meredith Reid born in Ireland and died March 18,
1844 in westmorland County. Need Irish history? Son B J Reid born April 24
1823 in PA is in Clarion County and I think is related to John L Reid born
1799. Mother of B J is Eleanor Hanlon. Does Eleanor Hanlon have a newphew
that marries EMMA Elmira Reid of Clarion after 1860? ???Named John Den
Wyke Henlen?? See Frampton new message for more details. I need help.
- TONKS posted by Joan
on Sunday, December 31, 2000
- I'm looking for information on the Tonks family who I believe lived in
Salina or Westmorland County, Pa
- TAYLOR posted by Carole
Taylor on Sunday, December 31, 2000
- john taylor moved from westmorelanc co to henry co, ky just after am
rev. lived there until l870's moved to harrison co, mo. stillhave
relatives in westmoreland co. would like to correspond with any of them.
- DAVIS, TAYLOR
posted by Carole Taylor on Sunday, December
- mary ann davis married john taylor and moved to henry co ky. do you have
anything on her family?
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