Jefferson County, PA
Posted Queries for May 1997 

KELSO posted by Dawn Covert on Saturday, May 3, 1997

Looking for information on the family of John KELSO and wife, Isabella. John KELSO came to Jefferson County circa 1820. He lived in Clover Twp. Need information on his sons, John KELSO Jr,and James Kelso. Thank you.


JOHNSON posted by Fred Ebert on Monday, May 5, 1997

Hi, I'm researching my maternal great grandfather. Andrew JOHNSON b. 3 March 1848 Sweden d 29 Nov 1923 Jeff Co - lived in Jefferson county, Synder township 1900,1910,1920 - wife Carolina b 26 Sept 1853 Sweden d 10 Mar 1912 Jeff Co I think he filed naturalization Jefferson Co 24 Nov 1891 He was a section forman on the RR at Blue Rock and moved to Brockwayville 1916. His obituary in Brockway Record Dec 7, 1923 and hers in M


BROOKS, WORKS posted by Kelly Wood on Monday, May 5, 1997

W.B. BROOKS and Alpha (WORKS) came to Jefferson Co. from Delaware Co. NY. both died in Jefferson Co. circa 1888 children: Margaret( or Matilda ),James, John W., Jane, Joseph, Fannie, Sophia, Annie, Frank. We are searching for any additional info on the above Jefferson Co. families


HARP, SHICK posted by Debbie Adams on Thursday, May 8, 1997

I am looking for the ancestors and co-laterals of Harry and Mary (SHICK) HARP. Oral history states that Harry and Mary migrated from Brookville to Marienville in Forest Co. in the late 1890's. Some of Harry's siblings were Oscar, Anna, Jane and Bessie He may have been born in 1871. Mary may have been born in 1875. Her sisters were Minnie, Grace, Ida and Nettie. Any leads are greatly appreciated.


ANDERSON, BROADHEAD, BROWN, BRUNO, GUSTAFSON posted by Jack Anderson on Friday, May 16, 1997

I'm am searching for any information on all of the four following persons. John and Rachel (GUSTAFSON) ANDERSON of Sweden who moved into the Tioga County, PA area in about the 1870's and possibly later on to the Jefferson County area. Also seeking any information on James B. BROWN (Born in Italy to a name similar to "Vingencenti Mustreoni BRUNO") who moved to Jefferson County, PA and later married Laura L. BROADHEAD of Anita, PA (Jefferson County) in about the 1870's.


CALDWELL, GEORGE, GRAFFIUS, JOHNSTON, TORRENCE posted by Michael S. Caldwell on Saturday, May 17, 1997

CALDWELL/TORRENCE: Seeking all information on descendants of James CALDWELL, who died 19 Dec 1836 in Punxsutawney. He had many children, and at least one son who came to Jefferson County with him, whose name was Josiah CALDWELL. Josiah died in 1843, leaving a widow Mary (GRAFFIUS) and several children. I would like to know more about the family of Josiah and Mary (GRAFFIUS) CALDWELL as well. Additionally, a William Waddell CALDWELL (who lived in Indiana County and married Martha GEORGE) had two daughters who married and moved to Jefferson county. They were Mary, who married James TORRENCE, and Sarah, who married Dr. A.J. JOHNSTON. These two couples are buried in the Findley Street Cemetery in Punxsutawney. Also buried there is Fleming CALDWELL, d. 7 Sep 1892, age 69. Would like to determine if he was a son of Josiah CALDWELL. Any information welcome, and I have much more information on CALDWELLs from other counties and states.


HOFFMAN, LATZ, SPENCER posted by Barbara Ekiss on Monday, May 19, 1997

Christ HOFFMAN lived on Hill St. Reynoldsville in 1900 census, died 1905. Wife Maggie M. He had immigrated from Germany about 1880 as his dau. Mary was b. in PA accoring to this census. His son died in Buffalo NY and his obit says he was bother of Mrs. M. LATZ, Charles and Christ HOFFMAN and the late Mrs. WM SPENCER. I'd like to know more about his 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Thanks Barb


COUCH posted by Jim Couch on Wednesday, May 21, 1997

Looking for info. on Charles COUCH and Margaret lived in Walston ,Jefferson Co. in1899 where son Joseph was born. Thanks,


HARAH, OHARAH, REINARD, WENSEL posted by Richard Jewell on Thursday, May 22, 1997

I'm interested in info on the following people in Jeffereson County: Robert O'HARAH, b. 4/10/1832, d. 9/14/1892 wife Catherine WENSEL, b. 8.6.1832, d. 7/21/1890 They had a son : John Wesley O'HARAH , b. 4/15/1853 wife, M. Caroline REINARD, b. 9/9/1884 Info on any other OHARAH, REINARD or WENSEL would be appreciated.


GREENAWALT posted by Leah Rudolph on Thursday, May 22, 1997

James Thomas GREENAWALT 1835-1912 - any information on him or his descendants is welcome, most particularly identification of his parents!


MINICH, SHADE posted by Charlotte Stricker on Thursday, May 22, 1997

Searching for information on the family of Peter & Catherine (SHADE) MINICH. Children: Henry, Elisabeth, Jacob, Polly & Simon. Trying to find parents.


BOYER, FISHER, NOLF posted by Doris Rizza on Monday, May 26, 1997

Looking for information on Michael BOYER 1836-1911. He lived with his parents Michel BOYER Sr.1803-aft 1850 and Anna/Hanna (FISHER) BOYER 1807-aft 1850 in Beaver Twp Jefferson Co. PA in the 1850 census, in 1830 they are listed in the Lebanon Twp, Lebanon Co. PA Census. Michael BOYER Jr.may have been married twice 1)Mary NOLF died 1881 2)Mary--?


BROWN, WILLIAM posted by Pat Hemphill on Wednesday, May 28, 1997

1. Esther BROWN b. 1898, Martha A. BROWN b. 1904, 3. Clifford W. BROWN B 1908. Also seek descendants of David Earle BROWN b. 05 oct. 1873, Marchand, Indiana Co. PA m. 1910 Grace WILLIAM b. 1889 d 1939. Moved from Cresson Ca



Seeking information on the descendants of Robert and Elizabeth SPEIRS THOMSON. Both Born in Lanarkshire Scotland in 1847-1848. Arrived in America, Cola Glen Jefferson Co. abt. 1880. Had the following children who resided in Jefferson-Clearfield Co. area: Some of children adopted the THOMPSON spelling; Andrew; David - mar. Phoebe HARRIS; John; Robert - mar. Ellen UNSWORTH; William; Margaret b. 1870 d. 1952; Euphemia (my grandmother) b. 1872 Glasgow Scotland, m. John REED, d. 9/4/1945 DuBois PA; James b. 2/14/1876 d. 10/20/1900 - Army Ship Mead Spanish-American War; George b. 6/29/1877 d. 1990; Duncan b. 1882 m. Marie WENRICK d. 1959; Helen b. 1892 m. John DOUGLAS d.1985. Majority of children buried at Beechtree memorial Cemetery, Cola Glen or Morningside Cemetery, DuBois PA. Any additional information on the THOMSON/THOMPSON's would be appreciated Jim Reed, 145 Creek Road Shermans Dale PA 17090


DINGER, MAGILL, MOORE posted by Eric Magill on Friday, May 30, 1997

Looking for info on the "MAGILL" surname. My great grandfather, John Leroy MAGILL, was born in Baxter, Jefferson County, in 1879 and moved to DuBois at age 13. He married Emma F. DINGER on 2/22/1900. I found his parents' names in his obituary -- William and May MOORE MAGILL, but haven't been able to find much about them. I found a William MAGILL on the first taxables list for Clover Township in 1843 and a Samuel MAGILL on the first taxables list for Rose Twp. in 1827. Samuel is also on the 1843 taxables list for Clover. I feel that these are ancestors of mine but I'm not positive. John Leroy had at least 2 sons -- Earl and Allen -- and at least 3 daughters -- Florence, Winifred and Helen. There were other kids, too, who I believe died at very young ages. Our family isn't very close and older family members can't tell me much. My main goal is to determine when my family immigrated here from Ireland and trace its history here in the U.S. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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