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Altoona Tribune – 1860 Editions – October through December

October 4, 1860 A sad accident occurred in the vicinity of Easton, in this State, on the 25th ult., by which a Mr. Leastner, a farmer, and his two sons…

Altoona Tribune – 1860 Editions – August through September

August 2, 1860 Fatal Mistake. – Mrs. Myers, wife of Mr. John Myers, of Rayne township, Indiana country, who had been for some time in delicate health, used as a…

Altoona Tribune – 1860 Editions – June through July

June 7, 1860 Finally Committed. Hamilton and Helfright, whom we noticed last week, as having been arrested on the charge of being the persons who broke into the store of…

Altoona Tribune – 1860 Editions – April through May

April 5, 1860 Walter C. Roe, junior partner of the firm of D. R. Miller & Co., proprietors of the Logan House, in this place, died at 8 ‘clock on…

Altoona Tribune – 1860 Editions – January 26 through March

January 26, 1860 The Harrisburg Telegraph says a child of Mr. Cowden, of that place, aged about four years, died on Sunday last, from that terrible disease, hydrophobia. On Wednesday…

Lancaster Intelligencer, 1849 Issues July through December

1849 Lancaster Intelligencer July 3, 1849 Married on the 24th ult., by R. S. Wagner, John Glueck, of West Lampeter, to Barbara Kurtz, of Safe Harbor. Married on Thursday, May…

Chronology of Western Pennsylvania — to 1789

From a series of four brochures entitled “Pittsburgh Frontier To Future.” 14,225 B.C. – Primitive man occupies a rock shelter near Avella in present-day Washington Co. His remains are evidence…

Chronology of Western Pennsylvania — 1800-1859

From a series of four brochures entitled “Pittsburgh Frontier To Future.” 1800, June 28 – Zadok Cramer buys stock in John Gilkeson’s book store and opens his own book­selling business…

Chronology of Western Pennsylvania — 1860-69

July 28, 1860: Prof. S. Wilson makes an ascension in the balloon “Great Western.”After several mishaps, he successfully landed at Sharpsburg (Allegheny County). Oct. 1, 1860: Pittsburghers welcome the Prince…

Allegheny County Tax List

Allegheny County Tax Records — Snowden Twp., 1846 — Part Two McCormick, Samuel — carpenter, singleman.McCormick, George — farmer, singleman.Douglass, William — farmer, 20 acres land valued at $260; 2…