Jefferson County, PA
Posted Queries for May 2000 

HACHAT posted by Elaine LoBianco on Tuesday, May 2, 2000

Does anyone have access to a 1903 City Directory for Brookville, Jefferson Co., Pa. I am looking for my great grandfather Charlot or Charles Hachat. from Belgium. He might have been a baker or butcher. Was living there in Aug. of 1903 Thanks for any help Elaine


SHUCKERS, SOWERS posted by Nancy on Wednesday, May 3, 2000

I am searching for information on Benjamin Sowers, born 1809 in Jefferson county, in the Brookville area. He married Mary Polly Brosius(d/o Michael and Katrine Delp Brosius) and had 13 children, one which is Ben Jr. Ben has 7 children, one is Leslie Homer Sowers who married Minnie Shuckers, d/o Emanuel and Lucinda(Baum) Shuckers. Please contact me if you are researching this line!


HALLOWELL posted by Lillian Schiendelman on Thursday, May 4, 2000

Looking for a Charles W. Hallowell m. Lucy Wells, Living in Big Run, Jefferson County in 1878 when their daughter Anna May was born and in 1886 when their daughter Nora was born. Need to know parents of Charles. Thank you.


FASSETT, MCKAY, PATTON, TRUESDALE posted by Margaret Wright on Friday, May 5, 2000

Searching for Harris sisters living in Jefferson County. Margaret Truesdale-Brockway; Ella Patton- Beechtree; Catherine McKay-Coal Glen; Elvira Fassett-Lanes Mills.They were living in this area in the early 1900's.


WANK posted by Paula Pompeii on Saturday, May 6, 2000

I'm looking for any information on Godfrey Wank, who had a farm in Pine Creek Township, right outside of Brookville from 1872 to 1901. He sold the farm to Elmer E. Johns and I don't know where he went after that. His son Maurice A. Wank, b .Sept 1882 who lived in Baxter and worked in Summerville, died in 1921 at is buried in Temple Cemetery, Maurice's wife died a few months earlier after an operation in Brookville Hospital, leaving a girl , 12 yrs. old and a boy, 10 yrs.old, orphans. I don't know their names or what happened to them. Maurice may have had another child that had already left home. Some of Godfrey's other children are R.L.Wank b.1878, Clara Wank b.1881, Annie Wank b. 1884, and possibly a Louisa Wank. In the 1900 census , it states that Godfrey had 11 children, and that 10 were still alive. I need to know if Clemence V. Wank 1865-1912, who married Twila "Carrie" Yeomans 1873-1958, d/o Calvin and Maretta Yeomans of Brookville in 1890, is one of Godfrey's children. Clemence and Carrie are my Great grandparents. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


DAILEY, RICE posted by Paula Pompeii on Saturday, May 6, 2000

I'm looking for any information on William A. Dailey or Almeda Rice Dailey, of Lanes Mills, Jefferson County. William A. Dailey was born in 1853, and was married to Eleanore Eliza Pendleton , d/o Daniel and Elizabeth McMinn Pendleton, on Dec. 10, 1873 in Brockwayville, Pa. He married his second wife, Almeda Rice, b.Aug 1857 , in 1883 and had the following children: Nora Dailey Brownley 2/3/1884-5/8/1934(my greatgrandmother,who lived on Arch St.with husband Charles in Brockway), Orlando Dailey, March 1886-? (moved to TX, had atleast one son), Beverly Dailey(male) Feb. 1889-?(moved to CO. may have had a daughter, Jane), Logan Dailey, b.9/5/1892 d.Sept. 1970(moved to WY), Mertie Dailey Whitmore b.June1896 (moved to CO, husband Jess) Harry Dailey b.9/23/1898 d.March 1976,(moved to CO, wife Thelma). I have a land patent for Florence, CO, for 150 acres in 1916 in Almeda's name which makes me think that William must have died before then. In Nora's obituary in 1934 they have listed a Mrs. Harry Bliley,CO , and Mrs. Etta Armstrong of Bradford, PA, as her sisters , They may be children from the first marriage to Eleanore. Almeda died shortly after Nora, in Florence CO. I don't know when or where William Dailey died, PA or CO ,and I,m having no luck on finding out who his or Almeda's parents are, I think they were all born in PA, from the information in the 1900 census. Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


ALLEN, BAKER posted by Geraldine Kingsbury on Monday, May 8, 2000

Seeking information concerning the family of Dallas ALLEN and Nina J. BAKER-ALLEN. Nina was b.18 Jan 1872 in Foxburg, PA and was surviving in 1951 in Brookville, PA. (Possibly Allens Mills) This information from an obituary of a sister, Irene who had died in Foxburg, PA. From the obituary: "Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nina B. ALLEN of Brookville, and the following nephews and nieces, Sarah and Margaret ALLEN of Brookville, Charles [ALLEN] of Allens Mills, Jerry [ALLEN] of Scotland, and Major ALLEN of Chicago, Ill." Are there any descendants of these children? Also was the family of Dallas ALLEN the founders of Allens Mills? I know nothing of Dallas.


HACHAT posted by Elaine LoBianco on Monday, May 8, 2000

Does anyone have access to a 1903 city directory, for Brookville, that could do a look up for me. Looking for HACHAT. Thank you,


KNUPPENBURG posted by Sue Appleton on Monday, May 8, 2000

The Knappenberger family is searching for information related to Hiram Knuppenburg or Knippenburg who was born about 1828 in PA and married Emily Hill. He moved to western PA from eastern PA and may have settled in Jefferson Co., PA because his daughter Alice married James Turner who was born about 1852 in PA and died about 1911 in Jefferson Co., PA. Other children of Hiram and Emily Hill include Wilmer, Laodicea who married David Turner, U.G. Knuppenburg, Idea Savannah Knuppenburg who married George Washington henry and Della Knuppenburg who married John Bowman. any information would be greatly appreciated.


HENRY posted by Clayton Betz on Wednesday, May 10, 2000

HENRY, John W. - born 10-7-1843 Jefferson County, PA. Settled in Branch County, MI. Married Mary E. Ramsdell. Had 2 sons one daughter, fought in the Civil War Union- enlisted MI. Need any info on him from Birth record to Parents and or siblings. He died abt 1880 where and when unknown, and his final resting place is also unknown. Rumor has it he was related to Patrick from VA., AREN'T ALL THE HENRY'S ? Also family lore says he was killed by Indians, no proof of either yet.


BUSH, FILHART, SNYDER, WILKINS posted by Sam Couch on Wednesday, May 10, 2000

Looking for Elizabeth Snyder,b. June 27, 1844, daughter of Michael Snyder and Sara Jane Bush. Elizabeth married a Mr. Filhart. The Snyders lived in Canoe Twp, Indiana Co very near to Punxy. Any info on Mr Filhart and the deaths and burial of Elizabeth and Mr Filhart would be appreciated.


RICHARDS posted by John Richards on Friday, May 12, 2000

Would sure appreciate any available info on David Richards and Christine listed on page 70 of the 1850 census Jefferson County, Pa.Children at home were Eustace,George,Lettitia,JOHN,(my ggrandfather}Margaret,Hannah, and Robert D.


CRAMER posted by Steve Kimple on Sunday, May 14, 2000

Looking for the name of the wife of Claude Cramer who lived in Punxsutawney about 1900.


MCMANIGLE posted by Kristine Hurd on Monday, May 15, 2000

Would anyone have an address for the Mt. Tabor Church? I was wondering if I could request a copy of some of their records pertaining to the McManigles. Is this possible? Thank you.


GRESOCK, KUZMA, MARGETTA, SARGENT posted by Rose Kuzma on Thursday, May 18, 2000

My grandparents came to Jefferson CO in 1900 to Delancy, PA. My dad was born there as were two more brothers, Paul and Alex. They died as infants in 1906 and we are searching for their graves please check out our website My dad Joseph Kuzma eventually moved to Erie,PA


NELSON, STENSTROM posted by Dorothy Walsh on Friday, May 19, 2000

We are seeking any information on the family of Pauline Stenstrom, Ellen "Alice" Ingaboro Stenstrom, and Nils Peter August(us) Nelson.


VANDERVORT posted by Marsha Anderson on Sunday, May 21, 2000

I am trying to find information about my grandmoms family, burried here in Jefferson Count Cemetery. Any insight to my family or history would be grateful.


ATCHISON, HAUGH, PIERSALL posted by Hugh Atchison on Monday, May 22, 2000

Looking for the father of James Dowling Atchison. I beievwe he was born in mercer county in 1921. His first wife was Margaret Piersall who bore five children. She died in 1857 or 58. Matbe in child birth. He married Harriet Haugh shrtly after that. They were living in Woodland, Illinois.


BAILEY, REYNOLDS, SPRAGUE, WOODS posted by Twila Smith on Tuesday, May 23, 2000

I am seeking information on a Belle WOODS bca. 1880's whose mother Alice SPRAGUE was widowed probably by 1890 and married a James BAILEY. Belle supposedly married a Mr. REYNOLDS and lived between Reynoldsville and DuBois. She had at least one child. What REYNOLDS did she marry? children's names? Belle died-when & where?


CODER posted by Gretchen Rokosk on Sunday, May 28, 2000

I'm working on my family history and the Coder branch is what I'm focusing on at this time. I'd really appreciate any help and will share all the info I have.


MATSON posted by Darryl Terry on Monday, May 29, 2000



Return to the Query/Surname Index Page

Return to the Jefferson County Genealogy Project

(c) Jefferson County Genealogy Project