Jefferson County, PA
Posted Queries for March 1999 

BARNETT, GRAHAM, MCMANIGLE, MENTZER, SCOTT posted by Dawn Few on Monday, March 1, 1999

I am researching information on my lineage. My great great grandmother was Almaretta McManigle Mentzer. Her parents were Alexander McManigle and Juliet Graham. Juliet's parents were Elijah or Elisah Graham and Sarah Ann Barnett. Sarah Ann Barnett parents were Joseph Barnett and Elizabeth Scott. I am looking for information on any of the perceding names anything will help. Thanks in advance for any help.


SHAFFER, STARR posted by Ray Chatfield on Wednesday, March 3, 1999

Rosmond SHAFFER dau. of Wm.Clarence and Alice Wells SHAFFER m. in Brockway Jefferson Co PA a Mr.STARR He was b. abt 1900 d. abt 1970. Looking for his first name or any info on this marriage. Thank You in advance..


ALLENBAUGH, GRAFFIUS, GUTHRIE, HARTZFELD, MCKAY, ZILLIOUX posted by Linda Hartzfeld on Wednesday, March 3, 1999

I am researching this names in Jefferson County.


MALONEY posted by Robert Garrigus on Friday, March 5, 1999

I am searching for information on Michael Maloney. He died in a mining accident in or near Rossiter, PA abt 9 May 1907. He is buried at St. Cosma's Roman Catholic Cemetery near Punxatawney in Jefferson County, PA. I would like to find out anything I can about Michael, his wife and parents. I also want information about the church and cemetery since I can't find the name anywhere. Maybe the name has been changed since 1907? I'd also like information on the possible mine at which he worked and died. This would help me refine my search. Michael's family received a "Resolution of Condolence" dated 14 May 1907 from Local Union 1736 in Rossiter, PA. The president of the union was Samuel Hunter and the Secretary was Charles France. Any information would be appreciated.


BROCIOUS, FOEKS, GRIPPO, SMITH, WELLS posted by Kimberly Brocious on Saturday, March 6, 1999

Trying to find family history from Brockway, pa, Jefferson county. Late 1900's


MCGEE, TINDELL posted by Ronald W. McGee on Saturday, March 6, 1999

Whereabouts of James & Elizabeth (TINDELL) MCGEE and son Isaac buried in or around Jefferson Co. PA


GEAR, NICHOLSON, NICKOLIS posted by James Nicholson on Sunday, March 7, 1999

Looking for records for the Jefferson county Alums house around April 1st 1920. James Nickolis/Nicholson born Nov. 9 1917. Mother Carrie, his father died somewhere 1917-1920. Need Birth or death records.


BODDORF, FENSTERMAKER, MARTZ posted by Donald Shilling on Sunday, March 7, 1999

Simon MARTZ 1852 - 1932 married Sara Ellen FENSTERMAKER 1858 -1938. Her parents were Josiah and Rebecca (BODDORF) Fenstermaker, all of Jefferson County PA My search has dead ended with Simon and the Fenstermakers.


BROCIOUS, CRIBBS, EMHOFF, HOFFMAN, KNAR, MILLIRON posted by George Fahnline on Tuesday, March 9, 1999

My wife�s ancestry in Jefferson County, PA is as follows: Grandmother is: Sarah Catherine MILLIRON b Sep 18, 1876 m James M. HOFFMAN G Grandfather is Jessie Milliron, b Sep 18, 1849 m Amanda Jane EMHOFF GG Grandfather is Philip Milliron, b Aug 9, 1809 m Catherine BROCIOUS Does anyone have any information or source that shows that her GGG Grandfather is David Milliron m Barbara CRIBBS, and is one of the first settlers of Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, PA: And if David Milliron is the father of Philip Milliron is he also the father of George Milliron m Hettie Esther KNAR. Philip Milliron, Jesse Milliron and George Milliron are all listed in the Ringgold, Jefferson County Census of 1850.


MAURER, MOWREY posted by Debbie Hechler on Thursday, March 11, 1999

Hello, I am searching for the parents of Johannes Maurer,(JOHN MOWREY) b.6/19/1801-5/18/1852. This family migrated from Northumberland county. His fathers name was Johannes as well, and his mother was known as Elizabeth/a. Any leads or assistance would be certainly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


SMIRES, SMYERS posted by Suzzanne Hutt on Thursday, March 11, 1999

I am researching the SMIRES/SMYERS surname in Jefferson County, PA. I would love to hear from any other researchers regarding this family.


PLUMERI, PLUMERY, VOLPE posted by Kathleen Plumery Martin on Saturday, March 13, 1999

My relatives settled in Anita, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania between the years of 1900 and 1911. Six children were born here. They are Manuel/Emanuel, Maria Rose, Virginia, Samuel/Salvatore, Rosi/Rosina and Jeanette/Jeamett. One or two of the children, Rosina and/or Jeanette are possibly buried in Anita. They were all baptized in the catholic church, St. Joseph. My grandparents names are Carlo and Lucrezia VOLPE PLUMERI/PLUMERY. I would like to know if the two girls are buried here and dates.


BUTLER, CHAMBERS, WADSWORTH posted by Anna Snyder on Sunday, March 14, 1999

I am looking for any family connection to the following family that was in Jefferson County in the late 1700's.
James BUTLER b. 1754 d. 1813
wife; Ester WADSWORTH born December 23, 1759 d. June 29, 1841 buried in Brookville, Jefferson county, Pennsylvania
Son Jesse Gilbert BUTLER 1800
Descendants of Jesse Gilbert BUTLER

1 Jesse Gilbert BUTLER b: 1800 in Cabot, Vermont
d: 1880 in Tylersburg , Clarion County, Pennsylvania
. +Eliza CHAMBERS b: 1804 in New Jersey
d: 1883 in Tylersburg , Clarion County, Pennsylvania
..... 2 William BUTLER b: 1824
..... 2 Anna Esther BUTLER b: 1825 in Clarion County, Pennsylvania
......... +Nathan McCLOSKEY b: 13 January 1819
d: Aft. 1869 in disappeared in Moshannon Creek, Pennsylvania
..... 2 Mary Jane BUTLER b: 1829
..... 2 Matilda BUTLER b: 1831
..... 2 Elizabeth BUTLER b: 1834
..... 2 Priscilla BUTLER b: 1836
..... 2 George W. BUTLER b: 1841
..... 2 James A. BUTLER b: 1844


CURRAN, GIBSON, HAMILTON, MILLER, WISE posted by Sandy Segalla on Monday, March 15, 1999

I am searching for Harry Gibson m. Agnes Curran had one daughter Martha Alda (lived in pittsburgh) Harry's family may have originated around Reynoldsville PA. Does anyone know of Gibson's in Reynoldsville, who may be related to Harry?


SOWERS posted by L Eldon Sowers on Monday, March 15, 1999

Am searching for info on Edward Sowers and wife Nancy (Leach) Sowers who lived in Jefferson Co about 1820 to 1824They had a son born there in 1824 Benjermin and maybe more children born there. They moved in 1828 to Morgan County Ohio and Edward died about 1845 any help appreciated. Yours L Eldon Sowers Cols Oh.


COOK, REED, REID posted by Lois James on Thursday, March 18, 1999

Searching for any information on Susan Anna Cook and James Reed. They lived in Ella,Jefferson Co.Children were William Harrison Reed 1895. --Pluma Jane (Betty)1900 -- Robert 1902--Nettie(Peggy)1904--Raymond --Harvey-- Milton


BLEAKLEY, KURTZ, WILLIAMS posted by Casey Bleakley on Friday, March 19, 1999

Looking for information on my ggrandmother's family. Anne Ethel Kurtz was born in Punx., Jefferson Co., PA (1892--1979). Her parents were George Henry Kurtz and Ruth Williams Kurtz. Anne later married Edmund L. BLEAKLEY of Franklin, Venagno Co., PA. They had one son, Edmund K., and moved to Miami, Florida. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.


MATHERS, RYAN, WILSON posted by Linda on Saturday, March 20, 1999

I am searching for information about James wilson, died 1904; Cherrytree, PA. He married Clara Mathers 1855-1931. They were married in Dubois, Jefferson Co 1880. Thier children were: Annie (married James Ryan), James Elizabeth, Clara, Richard, and Roxie.


BUTTERS, HOLDEN, WEISS posted by Brian Butters on Monday, March 22, 1999

I have found my great grandfather on the 1920 Federal Census for Washington Twp, Jefferson Co., PA, and in the 1910 Federal Census for Clearfield Co., PA, but can find nothing prior to that. Prior to locating these entries, I had thought his children were all born in McKean Co (they did end up there by the 1930s) but all 9 children were born by the time the 1920 census was taken (and 4 had already been born by the time of the 1910 census).
My great grandfather's name was Franklin W. BUTTERS, b. Abt 1877, d. 1938; married about 1901 to Rachael (I believe her maiden name was WEISS/WISE), b. Abt 1881, d. 1962.
Possible that Frank's mother's maiden name was Mary HOLDEN. Family history says that Frank emigrated to the US from England with his parents when he was 12 and that his father died at sea during the journey. However, according to the 1920 census information, Frank and both of his parents were born in PA (according to the 1910 census, his father was born in NY). Any information or possible connections would be much appreciated.


BURKETT, HARA, HOLLENBAUGH, MCMINN, SPINKS, WEISS, WOLFE posted by Shirley Sanders on Monday, March 22, 1999

David HOLLENBAUGH b July, 1866 in Ringold, Jefferson County, Pa married December 1888 to Catherine Anne BURKETT.
Their children: Samuel Mikel married Mabel WEISS
Albert Walter married Amanda WOLFE
George married Grace OHARAH
Fannie married Harry MCMINN
Oscar married Hazel SPINKS
William David married Elizabeth
The children were born in Markton Any information about these people would be appreciated.


CRAFT, FIKE, HAAG, HOLLENBUAGH, HOUSE, KERR, SHEPLER, WEAVER, WEISS posted by Shirley Sanders on Monday, March 22, 1999

George William WEISS b April 1867 married Clara Emma Weaver in May, 1891 in Jefferson County, Pa. Their children
Mable married Samuel hollenbaugh
Sara Catherine married Amos Shepler
Sue married Russell House
Amos Daniel
Anna married Milton Haag
Clara married William Kerr
Camden married Ethel Fike
Charles married Martha Craft
I would appreciate any information on these families


EDWARDS, LONG posted by Jean Klein on Wednesday, March 24, 1999

Jefferson Co., Searching for Sophia Long Edwards,born 15 June 1858, Indiana Co., daughter of Charles M. and Margaret Moore Long, died 21 Dec. 1905 in Brookville, Jefferson Co. PA. Believe that Sophia's brother, Charles C. Long, born about 1854 in Indiana Co., may have also lived in Jefferson Co. Any information will be appreciated and am willing to share info.


ARFORD, WAITE posted by Gene Waite on Thursday, March 25, 1999

Looking for any information concerning the Waite name in Jefferson County: particularly David Waite, born about 1870. I believe he was the son of David Waite & Sarah ARFORD. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


EDWARDS, LONG, SMITH posted by Jean Klein on Friday, March 26, 1999

Searching for Clyde Edwards son of Sophia Long Edwards & Frank Edwards, about 13 years old in Dec. 1905. Living in Brookville, Jefferson Co. PA in 1905 when his mother died, at age 47 years. Also need information about Frank Edwards, death date? marriage place? about 1885. Sophia had a brother John J. Long (born about 1861, Indiana Co) who was married to Vinnie F.SMITH(born about 1866). John had a bargain store in Brookville, Jefferson Co. in the early 1900's. Any informatin about John & Vinnie also requested. John died prior to Jan. 1921.



Still searching for descendents of the following families from various townships in Jefferson County, PA...The George Washington CORNMESSER who last worked at the Macaroni Factory in Reynoldsville (son of William and Catherine Jane Elder Cornmesser of Centre County, Pa.) and wife Mary Margaret( SHAFFER, daughter of Jacob Mease SHAFFER and wife Anna Barbara (BEST, daughter of William and Mary Ann (SMITH or SCHMIDT) who was first married to George John CULP. Jacob Mease SHAFFER was first married to Catherine NEWELL?( Both Jacob and Anna Barbara were widowed form the first marriages.)... Henry RHOADS ( Son of George RHOADS and Elisabeth YOHE RHOADS. Elisabeth was the daughter of Adam Yohe and Christiana SLAPPIG or SLOPPY RHOADS) and wife, Melissa HOWLETT (mentioned on one death certificate) and possible second wife, Catherine Jane UPLINGER (mentioned on a younger siblings death certificate)....John and Juliana CORNMESSER FINK. ..These families were found in the Reynoldsv! ille area, Winslow Township and are buried within the area...Any information on them or the families such as DEEMER, SYPHRIT, BROWN, SMYERS, CULP, LONG, WARD, CONRAD, SHARP, CONRAD and any other families linked through marriage is appreciated and may help me find the missing links...Thank you...


LUCAS, TEETER posted by Marjorie Frank on Sunday, March 28, 1999

Looking for information on William Vernon Lucas, b 19 May 1881 at Brookville, PA. Maternal Grandfather, Married Bertha Idella TEETER approx 1900, Place unknown. Died in Olean, NY 1955. Any information about parents, siblings,etc..



My gggrandparents Mary Emma Bolt and William Thomas Northey moved to Reynoldsville, Jefferson Co. around 1883. I am looking for any descendents..

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