Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
Posted Queries for April 2001


GELSO, LATTICA posted by David Armstrong on Sunday, April 1, 2001

I would appreciate any info for the following:
Grandmother: Elizabeth GELSO Hesler, b. 5/18/1907 in Morrisdale,PA.
Her Mother: Elizabeth Lattica GELSO
Her Father: Michael GELSO
It's my understanding that the GELSO's are immigrants of Yugoslavia.


GELSO, LATTICA posted by David Armstrong on Sunday, April 1, 2001

I would appreciate any info for the following: Grandmother: Elizabeth Gelso Hesler, b. 5/18/1907 in Morrisdale,PA.
Her Mother: Elizabeth LATTICA Gelso
Her Father: Michael Gelso
It's my understanding that the Gelso's are immigrants of Yugoslavia.


EATON posted by Carla Hornibrook on Monday, April 2, 2001

Just located a 1910 census entry for William F. Eaton in Clearfield, Clearfield Co. Would like to get a copy of the actual census entry. Please contact me if you have access to the data. Thank you.


AMMERMAN posted by Neal Scofield on Tuesday, April 3, 2001

I am looking for info on Joseph Scofield Ammerman, born July 14, 1924 in Curwensville. I am interested in names of father and mother and any related info to the family of this man.


CASKEY posted by Dolores VanDam on Tuesday, April 3, 2001

Would like to hear from anyone researching this name. Family originally came from Warriors Mark, Huntingdon Co. PA. One branch settled in Clearfield County. Dolores


GUTHRIDGE, GUTTRIDGE, MORRIS posted by Sherry on Tuesday, April 3, 2001

I am looking for information on my paternal great-great-grandparents. Their names were Joseph and Mary Guttridge(Guthridge). I am only aware of 3 of their children; Anna (1862-1933), Reuben (1864-1937) and Joseph. They emigrated from Yorkshire, England in 1876 and settled in Morrisdale, PA.
ANNA married a William Morris and they had 4 children; Louise Isenberg, Reuben, George and John. REUBEN married Mercie Hickman, they eventually moved to DuBois,PA and had 8 children; Reuben, Bill, Elizabeth, Joe, Thelma, Johnnie, Jim and Doris. I know nothing about JOSEPH except that he had a "Peg Leg". IF you have any knowledge of this family or think you may be related, please contact me at


NELSON posted by Lori Hiner on Tuesday, April 3, 2001

I am seeking any information on Adolf Nelson who lived in Houtzdale in the late 1880's. His syblings are Benjamin, Sophia, and Albertina.


KRAMER posted by Penny Stewart on Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Will share turn of the century photo of Katie Kramer taken in Greenville, PA. Found in a Portland Oregon antique shop.


DUTCHER, PRITCHARD posted by Carla Hornibrook on Wednesday, April 4, 2001

I have a Helen Rae Dutcher (born 1885) married to Albert Charles Pritchard. They lived in Philipsburg. According to the 1910 census there were quite a few Pritchards in Clearfield Co. Would like to know if Albert came from one of the Clearfield families.


BALL, CONDON, DUCKETT, GEARHART, POSTELWAITE posted by Loretta Myrter on Thursday, April 5, 2001

I am researching the following ancestors:
JANE BALL DUCKETT, native of Houtzdale, resident of Clearfield, after her marriage to Richard Duckett.
WILLIAM WALTER & ELIZA GRAHAM CONDON, of Eden, Clearfield Co., parents of my grandmother, EMMA CONDON DUCKETT, wife of JAMES DUCKETT.


NEELY, POSTLETHWAITE posted by Loretta Myrter on Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Hi, I would like to hear from others who may be researching L. F. and JENNIE E. NEELY POSTLETHWAITE, married Feb. 14, 1878. Any help will be most appreciated.


HOOVER, KNAPP posted by Sheila Trosak on Friday, April 13, 2001

Searching for any information on the family of Alfred D. Knapp and Susan (Hoover). They moved to Ansonville, Clearfield County from Tioga Co. Their children were Felinda, Martila, George W., Edward Rose, Lorenzo Kincaid, Alfred E, John Hoover Knapp, and Suzzana. Susan and Suzzana died in Ansonville and the family moved to Iowa after the Civil War. Who were Alfred D and Susan's parents, and did Felinda and Martila go to Iowa??. Thanks. Sheila


HENWOOD posted by Dorothy on Friday, April 13, 2001

I'm looking for any info on the Henwood family. Richard, Sr. and Jr. are listed in the 1910 census in Clearfield Co., both born in England. Thanks, Dorothy


LAWHEAD posted by Claire on Saturday, April 14, 2001

Sylvester Lawhead was born in Clearfield County on 5 May 1898 and died May 1968 in Richmond City, VA. He appears to be the son of Allen W Lawhead who was the son of Milton. Are there any researchers who are working on this line?


GIRLES, ROSS posted by Glenn McCullough on Saturday, April 14, 2001

Thomas Ross married Isabella A.Girles b.8/19/1848 Harisonville Centre Co. at Snow Shoe ,Centre Co. by Squire Michals. Sarah A Girles b. 11/20/1850 d.5/7/1871 married John Boligner? Looking for info on these families .


MCGARVEY, MCMASTERS, SPADE, WESTOVER posted by Jim Spade on Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Interested in McGarvey married to Becky Spade, Harold McMasters married to Roberta Stevens,Karl James Westover married to Pearl Stevens


TEMPLETON posted by John on Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Looking for information on Matthias Templeton and wife Nancy. He had a son named Lemuel Templeton who married Terissa J. Bloom. I think he also had a brother named Robert. Lemuel was born around 1928


GARDNER, LITZ posted by Carol Klein on Thursday, April 19, 2001

I am looking for a Mary Litz/Leitz who married an Oliver Gardner. Mary may have been born 1813 in PA and Oliver in 1807 in NY. If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


SWANSON posted by Randall Kurtz on Thursday, April 19, 2001

Once again I'm renewing my request for any and all information regarding the SWANSON(Helmick) families that immigrated from Norway and settled in the region surrounding Houtzdale in southern Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.


BEERS, BUCK, MAYS, OSCHALL, SOWDERS, YOUNGS posted by William Beers on Saturday, April 21, 2001

In researching my family's migration from Clearfield Co, PA to Iowa, I've noticed a number of Clearfield Co, surnames showing up in Iowa on the 1870 census: Buck, Shimmel, Read, Reed, Oschall, Krise, Schaffer, Hummel
I've double checked these names and found them in Poweshiek, Tama, Linn, and Jasper counties in Iowa. It would seem that a large number of Clearfield residents moved west to Iowa and beyond just after the Civil War. Has anyone else found migrations west? Thanks to Larry V. Buck I know that my great uncle moved to Seward Co, Nebraska


BAUGHMAN posted by Dawn Brown on Monday, April 23, 2001

Looking for anyone that may have info on Marshall Baughman. Was know to be living in Curwensville PA abt 1916.


FRONK posted by Marcia Fronk on Monday, April 23, 2001

Looking to find any others who might be researching Fronks in the Clearfield, Cambria and Indiana Counties. Also any imformation on early sawmills and lumbering in those counties.


PARK posted by Tammi Oldknow on Tuesday, April 24, 2001

I believe the whole name is Marmer Duke Wagstaff Park (1883-1957) but I am looking for anything before that.


DIXON, FRY, GRAFFIUS, GRAHAM, KEPHART, MOORE, PACE posted by June Dixon on Friday, April 27, 2001

I'm trying to find information on the Fry, Graffius, Graham, Kephart, Dixon, Pace (could be Pase?) and Moore families of Clearfield County. My Fry relatives are descended from Daniel Stennard Fry, who was born in Indiana, PA in 1834 or 1835. My Moore relatives are descended from Oliver Moore and Catherine Perry (married 1840) of Lycoming County. I am especially searching for information on Susannah Pace or Pase, married name Maines, who was my great-great grandmother. The only information I have on her is that she supposedly came from Germany when she was 2 and had sisters, Sarah and Lilly, and a brother, Issac. Her daughter was Mildred Maines, who died in 1932 in Clearfield. I would also be very happy to share any information I have on these families.


PEARCE posted by Ron Hood on Saturday, April 28, 2001

Helen T. Pearce who died about 1978 probably in Clearfield did extensive genealogical research into the Swan family in the 1950s. I am seeking the whereabouts of the Swan family bible and the research notes of Ms Pierce. Ms Pearce was my mother's first cousin and I have done extensive research into the family and have much information that can be added to the research of Ms Pearce but I dont know where her work is! She was unmarried but had numerous nieces and nephews in the area. Would like to review her notes and see a copy of the bible to conclude my research. Thanks for any help.


GIBBONS posted by John Gibbons on Monday, April 30, 2001

Searching for info on my Grandfather, John H. Gibbons. He was born in 1876 in Osceola Mills, Clearfield County, Decatur Township, and died in Johnstown, Pa on Jan. 30, 1919.


KRICKEL, KRICKLE posted by Edward Krickel on Monday, April 30, 2001

I am interested in any information related to Krickel. One lost Krickel relative was Joachim Freiderich Krickel and was in pennsylvania in the early 1800's, arriving on the ship JUNO. Franz Krickel also cami into this port and went to Kentucky -- one remark was made on a toombstone marker that included the namd krickle -- any information is greatly appreciated.



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