Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for February 2001


SHERWOOD posted by Diana Allen on Thursday, February 1, 2001

I am seeking any info on ANY Sherwoods in PA. I am seeking one in particular named Zelotes ( spelling may be off) G Sherwood ( born approx 1818)who married Abigail swartz. We have reason to believe his father was Samuel Sherwood born approx 1764 in CT but relocated to NY, possibly NJ. Any Sherwood info is welcome and appreciated! Please E-mail me.


MARTIN, MIGNOT, PICARD posted by Catherine Yorio on Saturday, February 3, 2001

I am searching for information on Emil Mignot's 2 wives: Margaret Martin, the second wife of Emil Mignot. They had 7 children: Francis, Hyacinth Augustin, Boniface, Sadie, John, Sylvester, and Kyle. Emil's first wife was Melanie Picard, Bn 15 Feb, 1839; Dd 16 May, 1865.Emil and Melanie had 5 children: Charles J., Mary Hortense, Adolph, Anna, and Edmund. They resided in Frenchville, PA. If any one has information to share, it would be greatly appreciated.


GUTTRIDGE, HICKMAN, MORRIS posted by Sherry on Sunday, February 4, 2001

My great-grandfather was Reuben Guttridge, he was born NOvember 8, 1864 in Straffshire, England. He married Mercy Hickman after moving to AMERICA. He Immigrated in abt. 1876 and lived in Morrisdale, Pa. Sometime around 1901 he moved to DuBois, PA, where most of his children were born (Reuben, William, Elizabeth, Joseph, John, Velma, Jim and Doris. We believe his sister's name was Sophie Morris and she had atleast 3 children, George, Reuben and Louise. I am unable to trace Reuben, Sophie or their parents. If you have any information that could give me a lead, I'd appreciate it.


LUMADUE posted by LaRea Rose on Monday, February 5, 2001

Trying to get the Lumadue lineage back to NJ. TIMOTHY: bap. 8 Jul 1763 Morristown ( Presby terian Church) Morris, NJ. WILLIAM: Bap 7 Jul 1765 Morristown ( Pres. Church) Morris, NJ. Father: NATHANIEL L'HOMMEDIEU Mother: MARY ( MULFORD)L'HOMMEDIEU. Names were changed to LUMADUE.


CARR posted by Russ Carr on Wednesday, February 7, 2001

I am looking for any information on Job Carr, sawmill owner, b 1777 in CT and died April 26, 1851 in Kersey, Elk Co. PA. He lived in Jefferson, Clearfield and Elk Counties. Married first (?) Mourk and second Mariah Millar of Jamestown, NY. May have had numerous children but we are sure of Asahel, David, Squire Joseph, Jeremiah, Philip, Sarah, Elizabeth and Phoebe. Slocum and Rebecca may be other children. Need parents of Job or Mariah and town of birth of Job.


BALL, DUCKETT posted by Loretta Myrter on Thursday, February 8, 2001

Hoping to find information concerning my g.g. grandfather, BART BALL, a native of Ireland, who died in a mine explosion in Kansas, while re-entering a mine to examine why an explosive failed to detonate. His wife was MARY BALL, and his daughter was AGNES JANE BALL DUCKETT, formerly of Houtzdale, Pa., and, later, settling in Clearfield, after her marriage to my g. grandfather, RICHARD DUCKETT, a native of Ireland. MARY and AGNES JANE are buried in the old Catholic cemetery in Clearfield, along with Richard.


PORTER posted by Sandra Porter on Thursday, February 8, 2001

Is it possible to secure a birth certificate for a living person if it is not you you are looking for?
For instance, if I wanted a birth certificate of John Smith and I know where he was born, can I procure this?


CHITESTER, CHITTESTER, RITCHEY, WHITE posted by Sherry on Saturday, February 10, 2001

I am attempting to find my great-great grandmother. Unfortunately, I don't know her name. She was married to Daniel S. CHITESTER, after he died (in about 1861) she remarried a gentleman named WHITE, later she married a RITCHEY. Apparently she was a RITCHEY at the time of her death. She and Daniel CHITESTER had 1 child (Daniel S. CHITTESTER born in 1861) and she had other children through her other marriages. There was a grandson named Forrest RITCHEY (born on March 19, 1901) and a great-grandson named Forrest RITCHEY (born October 28, 1922). If you have any information, please e-mail me at I would greatly appreciate it.


DILLEN, KATEN posted by Nancy on Sunday, February 11, 2001

Looking for information on the family of SUSAN DILLEN, born abt. 1837 at Martha Furnace, Clearfield Co. and married JAMES KATEN abt. 1855.


CELINSKI, CIELINSKI posted by Michael Celinski on Sunday, February 11, 2001

I am looking for any info on any Celinski or Cielinski that are buried at St. Catherines Cemetery in DuBois. There is a St. Catherines in front of the Sons of Israel Cemetery, I think this might be the one. Hard to find info about St. Catherine Cemetery.


PANTALL posted by Denver Miller on Sunday, February 11, 2001

Does anyone have an address for Rumbarger Cemetery in Du Bois, Clearfield County? I want to know if there is someway to get information about this cemetery and family members that are buried there. This cemetery does not show up in telephone books. Any assistance is much appreciated.


CALDWELL, MCMONIGAL posted by Shirley Hercules on Monday, February 12, 2001

Mary Caldwell McMonigal was buried in the Brisbin Cemetery January, 1929. We cannot find a listing of the Brisbin Cemetery in the Clearfield County page. We would like to check on Mary's ancestors.


BECKWITH, BROWN, GRAHAM, HEWITT, HULET posted by Pat Randall on Friday, February 16, 2001

Especially looking for information on Asa Brown, Ebenezer Hewitt and Charles Graham


EISENHOWER, THOMPSON posted by lauri a shoup on Saturday, February 17, 2001

My great grandmother was Sara Francis "Fanny" Eisenhower (1880-1957). She married Thomas (Nelson or Wilson) Thompson (1838-1892). They lived in the Burnside, PA area. I know very little about these people and nothing about their parentage. Can anyone help? Thanks! Lauri


BRENNEN posted by Brian Brennen on Sunday, February 18, 2001

Looking for information on Julia "Sis" Brennen, married to Fred Dippold. Both residents of St. Marys, but Fred lived with a daughter in Clearfield. Working on family history, and would appreciate any info or pictures.


DAUGHERTY, DOUGHERTY posted by Tim Daugherty on Thursday, February 22, 2001

Looking for William Dougherty (1874?), Nancy (Burkett) Dougherty, Nathan (?) Dougherty, Harriett (Hale) Dougherty (1879?). Nancy last lived in Tyrone (Blair County), PA.


DUCKETT, KELLY posted by Loretta Myrter on Friday, February 23, 2001

Hoping to find information concerning the association of CONGRESSMAN JAMES KERR KELLY & my g.grandfather, RICHARD DUCKETT of Clearfield. RICHARD, a native of Ireland, emigrated to America in 1870, settling in Clearfield.
Also, looking for information on a coal mine owned by RICHARD DUCKETT.


LAUDER posted by Luann on Saturday, February 24, 2001

Can anyone share info about when and why Sir Harry LAUDER, the famous Scots musician/entertainer, visited Osceola Mills area about 1920??
My dad as a little boy was introduced to Sir Harry at the home of my g-grandfather John Christopher JAMES (on Elizabeth St. in Osceola). John C. James had carved an elaborate walking stick as a gift for Sir Harry. We wonder -- what brought someone as famous as Sir Harry to the home of John James?


SHARRER posted by jacque Hoffman on Saturday, February 24, 2001

Searching for information on the Sharrer Family from Clearfield. Have modern info, need background. Thanks


HICKS posted by Lori on Sunday, February 25, 2001

Looking for descendants of William Hicks and his sons Sam, Dave, George, and Lemuel. Lived in Decatur Twp, Clearfield Co. in the 1880's - 1900.


KEPHART posted by Lori on Sunday, February 25, 2001

Looking for relatives of Theta and Leonard Kephart. Lived in Madera around 1930. Adopted a girl and then had children of their own.



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