Jefferson County, PA
Posted Queries for June 2000 

BECK, KIRKLAND, MCFADDEN, PAINTER, POWELL posted by John Powell on Sunday, June 4, 2000

I'm looking to share info on Powell, Kirkland, McFadden, Painter, Beck and Clark families. The region of PA includes Armstrong Co., Jefferson Co. & Westmoreland Co. Isaac Kirkland, Lowery Kirkland, William Oscar Powell, Gertrude Beck, Eva Mcfadden, John Samuel Painter, Harriett Clark Painter, Kate (Clark) Painter.


SALSGIVER, SPRANKLE posted by Jean Platt on Monday, June 5, 2000

Would like more info on William Beck Sprankle, b. 20 Oct 1833. Wm. m.Martha Jane Salsgiver, had 11 children. They are both buried Zion Presbyterian Cemetery. Will be glad to share.


SCHULTZ, STJOHN posted by Pat Shultz on Tuesday, June 6, 2000

My great grandmother was Mary Rebecca St. John who was in the 1850 census of Warsaw TNS, Jefferson Co. I have extensive genealogy info on the St. Johns dating back to 1604 in England. She married my great grandfather, Joseph S(c)hultz on or about July 27, 1856. There first son, John was born May 6, 1857. I am interested in finding the roots of Joseph. Thanks in advance for any help.


HOOVER, KINARD posted by Kris Hocker on Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Hello, I'm looking for information on Christian HOOVER, b.? - d. ?. Christian's first wife was Caroline KINNARD, b. ca. 1830. They had four children:
1. Reuben, b. ca. 1854 (Jefferson Co.) - d. before 1900, mar. Emma COLEBURN
2. Samuel Thomas, b. Feb 18 1857 (Jefferson Co.) - d. Aug 18 1930, mar. Victoria WALKER, b. Sept 9 1858 - d. Feb 12 1938
3. George, b. Apr 1865 (Jefferson Co.), mar. Anna MEADE
4. Simon Edward, b. March 1 1864 (Jefferson Co.), mar. 1902, WV Ida Christine WATSON
In the 1860 Census, Caroline, Reuben and Samuel were living with Catharine HOOVER on a farm in Henderson Twp., Jeff. Co., PA. By 1880, Reuben and Emma were living in Karthas Township, Clearfield County, PA. Samuel and Victoria were living in Burnside Township, Centre County, PA.
His second wife was Mary CONAWAY. They had 1 child:
1. Edith, b.?
According to a Jefferson County history, there was a Christian Hoover elected as a school director in Henderson Township in 1857. There was also a Christian Hoover conscripted into the Union Army in 1861-1862 from Gaskill Township.


MATTER, MOTTER, SMITH posted by Nancy Rudolph on Tuesday, June 6, 2000

I am seeking info on g grandfather, Curtis Elmer Smith, son of Emanuel Smith and Sarah Matter/Motter according to PA. birth certificate April 8, 1868.
The 1870 Beaver Township, Parker, Fed Census shows Emanuel 21 with wife Sarah 21 and children.
The problem is an "Edward" is listed in the birth slot my Curtis Elmer should be in. Interested in hearing from those reseaching Smiths in Jefferson. Curtis later married Hattie Edith Wilson, daughter of John Christ Wilson of Jefferson.
Other children on the census are Emma, Edward and William.


MOTTER, SMITH posted by Nancy Rudolph on Sunday, June 11, 2000

Looking for descendants of Emanuel Smith born in Pa in 1848 and living in Beaver Township, Jefferson County from 1850 through 1900 census. Father is Absalom Smith.
Wife is Sarah Motter b 1846. Would like to know whether her father is Daniel Motter of same township.


GRESOCK, KUZMA, MARGETTA, SARGENT posted by Rose Kuzma on Saturday, June 17, 2000

I am looking for Alex and Paul Kuzma born in 1904 and 1906 both died about August 1906 in Jefferson Co or Armstrong Co. Looking for their graves Parents Paul Kuzma and Rozalia Pirnaga lived in Sagamore and Delancy. The boys were born in Delancy PA


GUTHRIE posted by Kathy Guthrie on Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Does anyone have directions to get to Ohl Cemetary In Pleasantville? We will be in the area next month and would like to find the cemetary.


HOPKINS, MCMANUS, PORTER, SHANKLE, SLONIGER posted by Joyce Eich on Wednesday, June 21, 2000

In Jefferson, Indiana, and Armstrong Counties, searching for the following:
Bessie Ella SLONIGER 1888-1960 m. Emmet McClure BOWSER
Daniel Joseph SLONIGER 1863-1946 m. Mary Hannah MCMANUS 1868-1939
John A. MCMANUS 1836-1904 m. Margaret C. HOPKINS 1843-1913
Daniel SLONIGER m. Nancy Unknown
Robert HOPKINS 1810-1862 m. Margaret BLAKNEY 1816-1893
William HOPKINS b. 1806 m. Mary A. SHANKLE b. 1809
Robert HOPKINS 1781-1859 m. Rosanna PATTERSON 1784-1847


BOWER, MOORE posted by Mary Ploeger on Sunday, June 25, 2000

I am seeking information on my gr-gr-grandfather, Dr. Cyrus C. Moore. Cyrus was born on September 14, 1823 in/near Deckertown, NJ., was raised in Morristown, Somerset Co. at the age of 17 he went to PA. to study medicine. He recieved his degree in medicine from the Jefferson College. He then married a young lady from Philidalphia by the name of Catherine Bower. She was the daughter of George Bower. She and Cyrus lived in Philidalphia where he ran a Drug Store and practiced medicine.
Question: Is the Jefferson College located in Jefferson Co.? How and where would I go to find the dates Cyrus attended this college and the date of his graduation. All of this information could possibly help find the names of his parents. Thank you.


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