Jefferson County, PA
Posted Queries for October 1998

BELL posted by George Baker on Sunday, October 4, 1998

I am looking for information on Porter Bell who was living in Jefferson County in 1898. He was the son of William R. Bell and Mary Lydick..


BONNET posted by Ron Carroll on Sunday, October 11, 1998

Searching for information about my GGgrand father Henry Anthony Bonnet, AKA A, Bonnet. B: April 4,1835 in Germany D:July 4, 1907 Brookville, Jefferson County Pa. I have a newspaper clipping from "The American" Brookville Pa. page 2, dated July 6, 1982, that says he was a well known gun makerin the area. The article also mentions Dave Manley's Gun shop and a Russ "Hop" Harringer. If anyone could provide me with any further information about Henry or put me in contact with these people it would be appreciated..


BROWN, SMITH posted by Leslie Raybuck on Monday, October 19, 1998

Looking for information the George Brown and Fayette Smith of Jefferson Co. They had the children Mary Catherine, James Arnes, Rachel Elizabeth, Fredrick Scott. Any information on this family would be appreciated.


BEATTY, CALDWELL, COLWELL, HAWK, RICHARDS posted by Christopher Anthony on Thursday, October 22, 1998

I am looking for information on William BEATTY who was born around March 1783-86. He married Isabelle CALDWELL/COLWELL. They had several children. Among them was James BEATTY. He was born September 4, 1812. He married Catherine RICHARDS who was born October 7, 1812. They had at least 8 children. My line comes from James E., born in 1844 and married Ester HAWK. I am interested in finding where William and his wife are buried and who both of there parents were. I am also interested in finding who Catherine RICHARDS parents were too..


KNESS, MOORHEAD posted by Janice Harvey-Clark on Thursday, October 22, 1998

Henry H. KNESS and Elizabeth MOORHEAD KNESS lived in Jefferson Co PA in the 1850"s and 1860's. 7 children were born in Jefferson Co. PA I do not know the TWP.


CRAWFORD, THOMAS posted by Nancy Zinno on Thursday, October 22, 1998

I am looking for info. on my G.grandmother's family. Her name was Sarah Catherine CRAWFORD b. 5/15/1863 Beaver Twp. Jefferson Co.Pa. Parents Israel & Phebe THOMAS CRAWFORD. I have some info. on the CRAWFORDS, but nothing on the THOMAS side. Any info. will be grately appriciated.


MINNICH, MUSSER, SAXTON, WECKER posted by Cathy Fimbel on Friday, October 23, 1998

I am looking for information on SAXTON and MINNICH family from Jefferson County. My ggrandfather (given name, DOB and DOD not known to me at this time) SAXTON married Maude (?) MINNICH (where and when unknown also). They had three children, Wayne, who worked in the Silk Mill in Reynoldsville, and accidentally shot himself in the stomach with a .22 caliber rifle and died as a result of his wound; Lewis R. SAXTON, my grandfather, born 10-30-1910, died 6-14-1967, married to Ruth Florine WECKER, and Thelma SAXTON, married to Theodore WECKER (Ruth's Brother). I was told that my ggrandfather accidentally shot himself, or committed suicide with a shotgun in his living room. Maude then married James Gilbert MUSSER, and had four mor children with him, Melvin, Mildred Elizabeth, "Betty Jean" who died as a small child, and Max Ellwood. Any information on the SAXTON and/or MINNICH family in the Emerickville area would be greatly appreciated.


GREEN, GRIBBON, HAGGERTY, OBRIEN posted by Sharon Tishler on Friday, October 23, 1998

Jefferson County, Punxsutawney Date April, 1904 Birth of child to Genevieve O'Brien and Joannes Gribbon per baptismal certificate. G. O'Brien was step-daughter to Thomas Green and related to Haggerty family from Rossiter. Cannot find any record of this Gribbon in Punx. or official birth record to date. Any help will be greatly appreciated..


BALIELL, KAMINSKI, KUZNER, OGDEN, ZIEMKIEWICZ posted by Judith Horton on Monday, October 26, 1998

Looking for records of Alexander KAMINSKI, married to Helena ZIEMKIEWICZ. Children are: Elsie, Henry, Theodore, Elizabeth BALIELL, Marian (Cecilia) KUZNER, and Genevieve OGDEN. Alexander and Helena came to the U.S. from Poland around 1890; definitely lived in Reynoldsville in 1918 - Alexander died there in 1918. I need the cemetary name (Catholic) and dates from the headstone(s) - Genevieve worked in the Reynoldsville Silk Mill in 1918, and I need proof of its existence. Any information at all on Elsie KAMINSKI would be greatly appreciated - perhaps there is a marriage record for her?.


EPLER, LYLE posted by Karen Stowe on Tuesday, October 27, 1998

My great grandfather William Lyle lived in Jefferson Co during the 1910 census. He was born in Prince Edward Island in Jan 1835. In 1910 he was living with his grandson John age 25. My great great grandfather Levi Epler and his wife and family also lived in Reynoldsville Jefferson Co in 1907..


COCHRAN posted by Mary Boyd on Friday, October 30, 1998

COCHRANs of 1830 - 1870 Eldred, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

Husband James Cochran (b. 1831, PA; d. 1863 civil war)
Wife: Jane (b. 1826, PA; d. PA)
Sister-in-law: Julie Elden (b.1835, PA)
1. Rebecca Jennett (b. 1858 in Eldred)
2. James H. (b. June 1860 in Eldred)
3. Fulton Elsworth (baptized June 30, 1862 at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church in Sigel, PA)
4. Ellen Matilda (baptized June 30, 1862 at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church in Sigel, PA).

After James was killed in the civil war, Jane Cochran moved from Eldred in 1865. She is listed as living in Illinois in 1883 and in Pennsylvania again in 1890.
I have information on James Cochran's parents and siblings but would like to have connecting inforation on his wife (Jane) and children, Rebecca, James H., Fulton Ellsworth, and Ellen Matilda. Please contact me if you have any COCHRAN that lived in Jefferson County between 1830 - 1870. Thank you!.



CALDWELLS of Eldred and Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

Husband James CALDWELL (b. Aug 25, 1823, Mt. Pleasant, Washington Co, PA;
m. Margaret Jane COCHRAN in 1848 in Eldred, Jefferson Co, PA; occupation: Jefferson County Surveyor 1859-65 & 1868-74; d. March 28, 1899)
Wife Margaret Jane Cochran(b. 1829, PA; d. PA)
1. Elizabeth Ann (b. 1851 in Eldred; m. Hugh MCCRACKEN)
2. Joseph GLEASON (b. 1853 in Eldred; occupation: surveyor)
3. Mary Jane (b. 1855 in Eldred; m. Harvey MCGIFFIN; resided in Brookville)
4. Isabella (b. 1858 in Eldred; m. Samuel LARRY; resided in Allegheny)
5. Ella (b. Jefferson Co, PA; m. William PORTER)
6. James B. (b. Jeffeson Co, PA; moved to the West)

James and Margaret Jane Caldwell moved from Eldred to Brookville in abt. 1868. They were members of the Mt. Tabor and Brookville Presbyterian Churches for many years. Please contact me if you would like more information or you think you have connecting information. Thank you..


FYE, LYONS, MASON posted by Joan Huber on Friday, October 30, 1998

Anybody know the birth place of Alexander Lyons born 1784 who married Mary Fye, daughter of Henry Fye, Sr. of Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA and resided in Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., until he disappeared in abt 1832? Mary Fye Lyons then married George Mason. Would like to know when George died. Would like death date of Henry Fye, Sr..


HAUPT, HINDERLITER, PLYLER, THOMAS posted by Nancy Zinno on Friday, October 30, 1998

I am looking for info. on Mary Elizabeth HINDERLITER Born 8/2/1854 in Porter Twp. Jeff. Co. Died 11/7/1925 in Brooksville. Married John Phillip HAUPT 4/11/1875 and had 2 daughters 1. Lida Estella b. 3/4/78 and 2. Mary Ruth 1/11/1899. Mary Ruth married Sherrill Clifford PLYLER 2/19/16. I'm not sure, but I think Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Sarah Phebe THOMAS.


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