Jefferson County, PA
Posted Queries for July thru August 1997 

DAVIES, HITCHINGS posted by Jacqueline Bellezza on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

I am interested in any information on Jason HITCHINGS b.1844 in Wales d. Aug.25, 1900 in Punxsutawney, PA Jefferson County m. c1860's to Esther DAVIES b.Nov.13, 1847 in Wales d. July 19, 1924 in Punxsutawney,PA Jefferson County. They were living in North Houtzdale,Clearfield County in the 1880 census. They bought land in Brisbin in Nov. 1887. In the 1880 census of North Houtzdale, Clearfield County, 5 children were listed. They later had 3 more children, all born in Brisbin. I know they were living in Punxsutawney in 1900.Jason was a coal miner and I have been told that he was a part time minister of the old Welsh Church in Brisbin. I have his old Welsh pulpit Bible printed in 1854, written in Welsh. I believe 1 or 2 of their children may have died in Brisbin and buried there since there is no record of them after 1879. Any information on anyone named HITCHINGS from this area would be most appreciated. The names of the children are: Margaret b.1868, Mary b. 1870, Sadoc b. May 30,1874, David b. 1879, John b. July 9, 1885, Malgwin b.?, Talmadge b. Oct. 2, 1888.


DINGER, IRWIN, KITCHEN, MAGILL posted by Eric Magill on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

I am researching my family history and have only been able to get to my great grandfather, John Leroy MAGILL, with any significant information. John Leroy was born in Baxter, Clover Township, Jefferson County, to William and May Moore MAGILL in 1879 and moved to DuBois, Clearfield County, in 1892 at the age of 13. He eventually married Emma DINGER on 2/22/1900. He was a foreman at John E. DuBois and Rockwell and a member of Lakeside Methodist Church. He died 3/22/1958 and she died 6/3/50. My grandfather was Earl Lance MAGILL, who grew up in DuBois, went to Indiana (Pa.) University, taught in DuBois schools for many years, and eventually became supervisor of Elementary Education. He was married to Mabel IRWIN. He died 11/10/1986. My grandfather's brothers and sisters included Florence Kitchen, who married S.R. KITCHEN of Kitchen's Dairy. His brothers were Mike "Purl" Magill and Allen Magill. His sisters were Helen and Winifred. My father is Earl Leroy Magill. He attended DuBois schools and became a United Methodist Minister. He graduated from DuBois High School in the late 1950s and is probably best remembered there for his drumming abilities. If anyone has any information on this family before my grandfather, I'd appreciate it. I'm especially interested in info on my great great grandfather William, who it would seem moved to DuBois in 1892 when my great grandfather John Leroy was 13 years old. I would especially like to hear from anyone who might know where my great great grandfather William was buried. Thank you in advance.


BORN, MCNEAL, RAMSEY posted by Peter M. Ramsey on Sunday, July 13, 1997

Searching to confirm James RAMSEY, believed born about 1809 in Jefferson County, believed to be the son of John Smith Byron RAMSEY and married to Nancy MCNEAL also of Jefferson County, born about 1810. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much. Mick Ramsey PS. If it will help any, James had a son (John Smith Beyer RAMSEY) BORN 1841 in Jefferson County, who died in 1935 in Gillman (Tama County) Iowa.


BROWN, HAAS posted by Donna (Brown) Wright on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

I'm looking for information on my great-great-grandfather, Thomas Henry BROWN b. ?, m. Emma Lillian HAAS 29 Jun 1904 - son, William Frederick b. Jul 30, 1905; daughter, Geraldine Twila b. 1908. He divorced and remarried many times. I'm looking for any children from these marriages, or the names of his parents and, or siblings.


ADAMS, CRAWFORD, HAAS, THOMAS posted by Donna (Brown) Wright on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

I'm looking for some information on Israel CRAWFORD and Sarah Phebe THOMAS CRAWFORD. They had the following children: Mrs. Miles ADAMS, Sarah Catherine (Crawford) HAAS, Albert CRAWFORD, and Frank CRAWFORD.


MINUTE, SGRO posted by Carl Miller on Saturday, August 2, 1997

I am trying to fine information about my fathers family who lived in Walston, Pa., from 1902 untill they moved to Rossiter, Pa., around 1912. My Grandfathers name is MINUTE, and my Grandmothers maiden name was SGRO.


JONES, THOMPSON, WILLIAMS posted by Larry Thompson on Sunday, August 3, 1997

Looking for information on William JONES. b. abt 1851 in Wales Moved to Clayville borough(Young Twp?) about 1882. The following was his family; Descendants of William JONES William JONES b: June 1851 in Merthyr, Wales d: in Pa? Occupation: Miner Lived: Near Punxatawney, PA in 1900 . +Caroline WILLIAMS b: March 1850 in Monmouth, Wales d: in Pa? Occupation: Came to U.S. c. 1883 2 Thomas JONES b: May 1873 in Ferndale, Wales d: in Pa? Occupation: 1900 Census Occupation - Miner Lived: Came to us c. 1884 2 Nicholas JONES b: 1875 in Ferndale, Wales d: Bef. 1883 in Wales 2 William J. JONES b: October 1876 in Ferndale, Wales d: in Pa? Occupation: 1900 Census Occupation - Miner Lived: Came to us c. 1884 2 Joseph JONES b: August 1878 in Ferndale, Wales d: in Pa. Occupation: 1900 Census Occupation - Laborer Lived: Came to us c. 1883 2 Mary Eliza JONES b: June 06, 1880 in Ferndale, Wales d: Abt. 1937 in Pgh, Pa.? Occupation: 1900 Census Name Elizabeth M. Lived: Came to us c. 1883 .... +Harry McCord THOMPSON, Sr. b: February 18, 1883 d: Abt. 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Occupation: Dealer in fish and oysters 2 Alice JONES b: February 1885 in Pennsylvania(Jefferson County?) 2 Katie JONES b: May 1891 in Pennsylvania(Jefferson County?) Any information that could help me tie into this family would be greatly appreciated.


HEEMAN, HICKOX, ZEITLER posted by Onoldah Rone on Friday, August 8, 1997

Searching for information on Christopher Conrad ZEITLER, b. 04 Mar 1854 in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, PA. He died 20 Aug 1907 in Oroville, CA and was brought back to Punxsutawney for burial.Christopher was married in 1877 (probably in Coolspring, PA) to Evalene (Evelyn) Elvira HICKOX. Am trying to determine the parents of Christopher ZEITLER. They are thought to be Johann (John) ZEITLER and Mary Ann HEEMAN. Any help or suggestions appreciated. Thanks.


HARRIS posted by Carol Pratt on Sunday, August 10, 1997

Looking for any information on the HARRIS family in Jefferson co.


CRAWFORD posted by Fred Howard on Thursday, August 14, 1997

Looking for information on Michael CRAWFORD (1799-???). He is listed in the 1850 Census as residing in Clover Twp., Jefferson County (pg 54).  His wife's name was Elizabeth ???, (1804-????).  Children...John (1829), Elizabeth (1832), Catharine (1834) my ggrandmother, Israel (1835), Solomon (1837), Emmanuel (1838), Paul (1840), Sally (1842), Lucetta (1843) and Michael (1847).  Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and effort.


FREDERICK, HOOVER, PHILLIPPI, SPRAGUE, WALKER posted by Beverley Stiver Hotton on Saturday, August 16, 1997

Dr. Burton HOOVER, a dentist, b 1856 around Reynoldsville d 1945 Clearfield, married 1st Clara Annie WALKER 1864-1901 and married 2nd to widow Edith SPRAGUE PHILLIPPI 1865-1957.  Issue:  Berna b 1893 mar Fred Blair Burton W b 1898 mar Esther Ritzie FREDERICK B 1901 - went to Detroit I would like to exchange information on this family.  I believe the two sons were also dentists.


GORANSON, LUNDGREN posted by Lance Goranson on Sunday, August 17, 1997

Would like any information concerning the family of Emil Lundgren who lived in Brockway at the time of my great grandmother, Augusta Lundgren GORANSON's death in 1930. Please E-mail with any info, thank you. 1   Emil LUNDGREN Born: June 30, 1881 in Falun, Dalarna, Sweden   City: Brockway s: PA - 1930        .. +Anna nee unk LUNDGREN City: Brockway s: PA - 1930 Their offspring are: Carl, Robert, Clara, Alice and Elsie


GORANSON, LUNDGREN posted by Lance Goranson on Sunday, August 17, 1997

Would like to find any information concerning the following family. Theodore is my great granduncle and lived in Brockway, PA in 1930 according to the obit of my great grandmother, Augusta Lundgren GORANSON. Please E-mail me with any info, thankyou. 1 Theodore LUNDGREN Born: May 15, 1866 in Falun, Dalarna, Sweden   City: Brockway s: PA - 1930      .. +Emma nee unk LUNDGREN  Died: April 17, 1940  City: Brockway s: PA - 1930


OXENREITER, OXENRIDER, THOMAS posted by Carolyn Murray-Leinweber on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Have photo's of OXENREITER family members, Emma, Wm. & Rholla, Cal, El, Clayton that I am willing to share to descendant. On back of Emma's it lists her birth of 3/24/1870 In Beaver Twp., Jeff Co. and death 5/20/1963, her husband Emmanuel M. THOMAS with his dates. Possibly we could trade early information to see if link occurs from Northumberland, Schuylkill or Dauphin OXENREITERS, OXENRIDER


THOMPSON posted by Kevin Thompson on Sunday, August 24, 1997

My Sylvester THOMPSON ancestor migrated from Maryland to Knox Township, Jefferson County, PA in 1869. He and his brother purchased 50 acres which we still own. We believe he had a brother William (wife Mary M. ?) in the area also. Here is my info from Sylvester on down the line: Sylvester Thompson, 1838 - 1915. Children of Sylvester and Rebecca born in Jefferson County, PA were: Franklin B. Thompson, 1860 - 1912 Ida Elizabeth Thompson, 1867 - 1936 Joseph Thompson, 1870 - 1899 (my link) Oscar Thompson, 1872 - 1931 Lemon Thompson, 1880 - 1952 My Grandfather was Wallace Oscar Thompson, my father is Harold E. Thompson.


BOWEN posted by Dale Kroeker on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

David BOWEN, Born Dec 1819 in New York Married Catherine (unknown maiden name) Died 19 Jan 1908 at Eldred, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. 7 Children including Charles, Hanny, Elizabeth Angeline, Ida Jane, Mary, Emma Estella, and Curtis David Bowen. wife Catherine. No information on her. My line comes through Charles Bowen.


TAPPER, THOMPSON posted by Deborah Logsdon on Thursday, August 28, 1997

I have traced the TAPPER family (in Jefferson County) back to 1826 where Phillip N. Tapper was born in Prospect (now Reynoldsville). He married Ann Jane THOMPSON. I have found his grave site, he was a vet. of the Civil War. I have Documents from the National Archives in DC. I am having trouble locating his birth certificate. Can anyone help me? I don't really know how to go about getting a copy of it. I would by grateful for any help. I have a list of his brothers and sister, if anyone can help with that also. they are as follows: William N. Tapper H.B. Tapper (Male or Female?) Lydia Tapper The Tapper family still lives there to this day. (most have not left the area)



I am seeking descendents of the BISH family in Jefferson Co., PA. Some related surnames are: WOLFGANG, GUTHRIE, FREEDLINE, BENNETT, GIFFORD, RHODES, KELLER, COLEMAN, and MCDONALD. Many in Porter Twp. and Knox Twp.


BISH, FREEDLINE, HARMON, THOMAS posted by Sherry Jesberger on Friday, August 29, 1997

I am looking for descendents of Lydia (BISH) FREEDLINE HARMON. She was first married to Jacob HARMON, and had many children. I would say that virtually all of the FREEDLINEs in Jefferson Co. are her descendents. (But check with me!) After Jacob died, she married John HARMON, and had children: Irvin Harmon, born June 1855, married to Susan; and Susanna Harmon, born Jan. 1859, married to Michael THOMAS. Irvin Harmon had know children: Laura and Ferl Harmon. Susanna (Harmon) Thomas had know children: Minnie, Rhoda, and Orville (?) Thomas.


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