Cameron County, PA
Posted Queries for February thru May 1998


BARKER, BOWDISH, JESSUP, SMITH posted by Sue Bemiller on Saturday, February 14, 1998

Searching for the following Surnames, BARKER, SMITH, BOWDISH and JESSUP. My Grandfather was Ronald Barker, Sr. he married Theodosia Bowdish. They had 3 children. I wish to find information on my Grandfather's family, His parents were Merrick and Nora they had 4 children - Marion / Clarice / Ronald / Neil. I know Neil died in Emporium in 1983 and was born in 1903. Clarice and Marion I have no information on them. Merrick's parents were George and Martha, they had 6 children; Minne, Edward, Lena, Cora, Merrick and George. Any information would help.


HAZEL, LAUMER, VALENTINE posted by Brian Donnelly on Saturday, February 14, 1998

I am seeking information on my wife's ancestor Mary LAUMER (1846 - 1930) was (according to some sources)the first white girl born in St. Mary's, PA. Parent's were Anthony LAUMER (c.1820- 1881) and Catherine HAZEL both probably Bavarian. At some time the LAUMER family must have relocated to Emporium in Cameron County, PA. Mary married Thomas VALENTINE there in 1868 and Anthony died there, run over by a train. Mary might have married Thomas outside of St. Mary's as he was not Catholic (at least he was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetary in St. Mary's.) Anthony and Catherine had at least 4 other children, John, who relocated to Birmingham Alabama, N.J. who relocated to Newark, NJ, Theresia (born in Emporium in 1858- died in St. Mary's 1836) who never married and a girl whose name I do not know Brian


KINSEY, WALKER, WHITE posted by Penny on Saturday, February 14, 1998

WALKER/KINSEY/WHITE Looking for information on John R or John L Walker b cira 1828 PA. Father born MD. John married Hannah C ___ b cira 1839. Children all born in Ohio: Ella May b 1855 md Zacharias (Riley) Kinsey 11-4-1879 Frank Warren md Sarah Ellen Dewiel-Henry G.M.C. md Ivy Kinsey. Frank & Ellens Children: Rufus Augustus-Henry Benjamin-Bidie Alberta-James Harrison-Bessie May-Blanche Ellen-Orpha or Orphie Dell. Henry and Ivy had at least one daughter: Eva Mary In the 1880 Wyandot Co Cenus Frank and Ellen had Samuel L White age 7 in the household. Any bit of info appreciated. Penny


HILDEBRAND, KLONZ, KOFFLER, KUPPELWIESER, POHL, WENIN, ZOSCHG posted by Mike Wennin on Saturday, February 14, 1998

Looking to share information with anyone whose relatives came from Bozen Austria. My Great Grandfather Anton WENIN came to Cameron County between 1906-1910 with several other families...possibly ZOSCHG, KUPPELWIESER, KOFFLER, HILDEBRAND, POHL, KLONZ and others.


HICKS, SMITH posted by Edith Barr on Saturday, March 14, 1998

The surnames that I am researching are SMITH and HICKS. My greatgrandmother, Marie Elizabeth SMITH was born 28 Apr. 1851 in Cameron Co., Driftwood, PA. She came to Dunn Co., Wisconsin with her parents, John SMITH and Hester HICKS in 1866. I am wanting to find the parents of John SMITH, and also the parents of Hester HICKS. John SMITH was born about 1830. Hester HICKS was born about 1833/4. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.


HORNING, SKILLMAN posted by Gary Horning on Saturday, March 14, 1998

Researching interesting family background of HORNING and SKILLMAN. Grandmother (Elsie)(Maiden name of SKILLMAN)(married name of HORNING) known to have mother named Annabell Skillman and sisters known as Katie, Mary, Ester and Jeannie. Katie Skillman known to be the father of John Crum, now deceased. Interested in finding any information on Amos HORNING and wife. Amos, father of Gerald HORNING who died in Oct. 1970. Gerald HORNING and Elsie HORNING as well as Amos HORNING are known to be buried in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA. Any information on Horning clan or the Skillman's would be appreciated.


MITCHELL posted by Shannon Rathbun on Saturday, March 14, 1998

I am looking for any information about my ancestor William MITCHELL. He was born on October 19, 1796 at Pennsylvania. If you know anything about the Mitchell family, contact me at the e-mail listed above.


BARKER, KNICKERBOCKER posted by Sue Bemiller on Tuesday, April 14, 1998

Searching for any information on all Knickerbocker's residing in Cameron County. Names I am looking for are Lester ("Let") KNICKERBOCKER, William Knickerbocker and his family and Aner/Anna (Knickerbocker) BARKER. Thank You for anything you can give.


HELFRICH posted by Christine Barnett on Thursday, May 14, 1998

Leo George HELFRICH Sr was born in PA (possibly Cameron County). He married Margaret King (born in MO). They had at least one son named Leo George HELFRICH born on 30 Sep 1881 in PA. My guess is that Leo George HELFRICH Sr was probably born around 1860 (based on the birth date of his son). I am trying to find the actual date of birth for Leo George HELFRICH Sr. Is there a PA Death Index that would perhaps show his date of death? Thank you in advance. Chris


FISHER, HINEY, HOWLETT, SMITH posted by Whitney Henry on Thursday, May 14, 1998

Am researching these surnames, mostly from Sterling Run and surrounding valleys: HOWLETT, FISHER, few SMITH. I have a HOWLETT, Charles Burton b. 16 January 1885 in Sterling Run; m. SMITH, Elisabeth Louise on 24 December, 1914 in Emporium. HOWLETT, Louise E. d. 28 December 1967, b. 23 August 1894 in Emporium. HOWLETT, Charles Burton was son of HOWLETT, Gordon Harris, b. in Reynoldsvill, Jefferson County, PA, m. HINEY, Susan, b. Sterling Run. These are relatives on my mother's mother's side.


FRAZER, LUCORE posted by Wayne Kennedy on Thursday, May 14, 1998

Trying to locate any information regarding William FRAZER. He came from Scotland, don't know how he arrived at Emporium, Pa. He married Mary E. LUCORE had at least one son Harry J. frazer born December 13, 1887. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


LUDDINGTON, LUDINGTON posted by Ron Ludington on Thursday, May 14, 1998

LUDDINGTON/LUDINGTON . Any info on this family wanted. They ventured thru PA on their westward travels and left offspring in many locations.


MCDONALD, MINARD posted by Bill Minard on Thursday, May 14, 1998

I am looking for history on the MINARD family. My father, Charles H. "Rod" Minard was born in emporium, as was his father William, and his father Moses. Beyond that I have little information. Moses married Mary MCDONALD of Emporium, she was the daughter of Duncan Samuel McDonald. I have found reference to Minard's prior to Moses but do not know any relationship.


MIX, OVERTURF posted by Kay Mix on Thursday, May 14, 1998

Does any one know who Amos Mix's parents are and where he died and is buried? One of his son, James MIX married Catherine OVERTURF. They lived and settled Mix Run.


BAXTER, GILBERT posted by Kay Reed on Thursday, May 14, 1998

BAXTER, Elmer Dever (son of George BAXTER of Norwich (Chenango) NY, and Alice GILBERT) b Feb 27 1886 in Emporium (Cameron) PA, m. Joephine Maude Newton b Mar 17 1888 Emporium (Cameron) PA. I would like any info on these Baxters. Thanks so much!! Kay



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