Jefferson County, PA
Posted Queries for July thru August 2000 

KNERR, MICHAEL posted by Clarence Shirey on Saturday, July 1, 2000

Seeking contact with any Descendants of Samuel MICHAEL, SR.[ 1808 - 1889] & Appellonia "Abby" (KNERR) of Ringgold, Jefferson Co. PA. They had the following children - Judith, Samuel Jr, John, Sarah, Eliza, Abby, and Catherine who died when young. Some of family are buried at the U. M. Cemetery in Ringgold, others are at the New Salem Cemetery, Redbank Twp., Armstrong Co. PA.
Samuel, Sr. remarried to Elizabeth (BROCIOUS) HUNGER / SHAFFER, and had a son: Amos. They separated, and she lived in North Freedom, where she is buried at the Temple Evangelical Lutheran and German Reformed Cemetery, Armstrong Co. PA.
I've been told the Amos MICHAEL Family has a Reunion, does anyone know who is in charge and/ or folks names related??
I've photo's of the Samuel MICHAEL Family Reunion from years ago with a very large attendance.


MINNICH posted by Grace Hickox on Monday, July 3, 2000

My father Darrell D. Minnick told me that his grandfather Samuel Minick b 1835 d 1912 and his 2nd wife Amanda Caylor, b 1843, d 1910 had their homestead in Buffalo Valley near Timblen. Can anyone give me specific directions to "Buffalo Valley?"


WORD posted by Steven Word on Tuesday, July 4, 2000

Looking form information on a Thomas Word that was born in Falls Creek, PA around 1840 - 1850.


ALLEN, BARGERSTOCK, CLEVER, GALBRAITH, HOUSER, RUPP posted by Libby Bargerstock-Grimm on Thursday, July 6, 2000

Looking for the Odgen Cemetery. It may be in Jefferson Co.Pa. Looking for Schreckengost family members. Libby


SOENS, SOHNS, SONES posted by Melody Sones-Spence on Thursday, July 6, 2000

I am looking for information regarding the Sones surname. Most of my relatives were from Lycoming County and migrated to Iowa and beyond. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


HAINES, HANES, MINNICH posted by Mark Shelly on Friday, August 4, 2000

John Haines of Ringgold, Jefferson is thought to have died in 1847. His children probably included Joseph, George, Henry, and John. His wife was Mary Minnich, dau of Peter Minnich of Ringgold. It appears 2 of her children were with Minnich relatives under the name Haine in the 1850 Jefferson, Ringold census. Nearby was Adam Haine 46, probably John Haines brother. His widow Mary (Minnich) Haines later married Jacob Shelly of Redbank Twp, Armstrong Co and a John Hane 16 is listed with him.
I would appreciate any information on John Haines and his children. Several of them may have participated in the Civil War. Joseph probably was in the Calvary at Gettysburg.


LANE, MCMINN posted by Ken McMinn on Saturday, August 5, 2000

Looking for any information on McMinn, Lane families of Jefferson Co.


ELLENBERGER, WYMAN posted by Kathleen Anthony on Sunday, August 6, 2000

I am looking for information on Sarah Ellenberger. I have a copy of her sister's obituary, dated 1902, which states that her sister, Sarah Ellenberger, was living in Brookville, PA. The sister was Nancy Lavely and she lived in New Bethlehem, PA. I also have a copy of Sarah's father's estate settlement which claimed Sarah was married to a George Wyman. I have Sarah's maiden name as Anthony. Sarah was born around 1835 in what was then Redbank Township, Armstrong County. It later became Porter Township, Clarion County. This is near New Bethlehem. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!


CABLE, OSWANDEL posted by Michele Robison Eyer on Sunday, August 6, 2000

Looking for Andrew Oswandel and Angeline Cable. They lived in Emerickville. Any help would be appreciated.


ARNER posted by Lynn Russell on Monday, August 7, 2000

John E Arner Sr. ,Esther Arner, John E. Arner Jr.the family lived in Mayville,then to Dayton PA.


MOHNEY posted by Steve Mohney on Thursday, August 10, 2000

I am seeking information regarding John Mohney and his wife Alice Knisley Mohney. John was a barn builder in Jefferson county roughly from the 1880s to the 1930s.


BRACKENDORF posted by Debra Brown on Saturday, August 12, 2000

Searching for anyone related to the Brackendorf's. My grandfather was Louis Brackendorf and was born abt 1883 and died abt 1925. He married Mary Elizabeth Rainey in TX when he was there in the Army. They had 2 daughters, one was my mother. Any info will be appreciated. Please email me. Thanks.


DITCH posted by Lynn Marti on Saturday, August 12, 2000

Am looking for information on Levi Ditch and family found in the 1860 Census Index. Lived in Jefferson County, Washington Township with Clara M and Sarah A.


KRAMER, STRAWCUTTER, WINGERT, YOUNT posted by Sally A. Childs on Sunday, August 13, 2000

Would like to correspond with anyone working the same surnames.


KROH, SHAFFER, ZETLER posted by Mary Wilson on Monday, August 14, 2000

Am looking for the Bible records of Andrew Shaffer and his wife Christena Esterly. They m. March 14, 1822 in Northumberland Co., PA. Children: Caroline, Matilda, William, Lavina, Samuel, Robert W., Hannah, Chauncey, George W., Charles,and Henry. Andrew lived in Reynoldsville, Warsaw Twp., and Beaver Twp. in Jefferson Co. Need documentation to prove parentage of Caroline Shaffer b. Feb. 1823 who m. Benewell Kroh Nov. 15, 1841. Thanks for your help!


BACKMAN, BELL, CAMPFIELD posted by Tina Roberts on Tuesday, August 15, 2000

I am searching for information on Rachel unsure of surname either BACKMAN or CAMPFIELD, as two separate biographicals list her surname differently.
She married JOSEPH BELL in 1834. This was JOSEPH'S 2nd marraige. His first wife was SARAH McKEES. JOSEPH was born in Jefferson Co.,PA. January 1796, S/O JOHN and ELISABETH (WELCH) BELL. JOSEPH BELL died June 19, 1850. JOSEPH BELL, SARAH McKEES, AND RACHEL all are buried beside eachother in the PERRY MEMORIAL CEMETERY, in Perry Twp., Jefferson Co.
I am hoping someone out there might know who RACHEL is, and be willing to share information.


BARNEY, PHELPS posted by Jack Mauersberg on Friday, August 18, 2000

I'm searching for the date of death and place of burial of my great grandfather EPHRAIM PHELPS. He was a pioneer settler of Eldred Twp. and is listed on the 1860 census but is missing from the 1870 census and his wife is listed on the 1870 census as Ann Maxwell.


FORSYTHE posted by Gary Forsythe on Saturday, August 19, 2000

I am searching for any information on the family of Edwin and Fanny (Wolford) Forsythe. They were married in Siegel, Jefferson Co. about 1830. There children were: William Nelson, George Washington, John F., Edwin Jr. (my grandfather), Lee (killed during civil war), Margaret (married James H. King), Hannah (married Eli Procious), Benjamin Franklin, and Julia Ann (married Dellivan Wentworth).


BROWNLEY, CHITESTER, DAILEY, KIRKER, METZ, RICE posted by Paula Pompeii on Monday, August 21, 2000

Does any one know if there are still records of the Emerickville Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church and how far they go back? This would include Mead Chapel, the McAninch Congregation, and the Mooere M. E. Church. Many of my ancestors from Jefferson County belonged to these churches. I have been told that the LDS does not have their records. Since they belonged at a time that birth marriage records were not required,1850-1880's, this may be my only chance to find out some of the information I need. I am researching the RICE, CHITESTER, DAILEY, KIRKER, METZ and BROWNLEY families of Jefferson County. Thank You.


FORSYTHE, KING, PROCIOUS, WENTWORTH, WOLFORD posted by Gary Forsythe on Tuesday, August 22, 2000

I am searching for any information on the family of Edwin and Fanny (Wolford) Forsythe. They were married in Siegel, Jefferson Co. about 1830. Their children were: William Nelson, George Washington, John F., Edwin Jr. (my grandfather), Lee, Margaret (married James H. King), Hannah (married Eli Procious), Benjamin Franklin, and Julia Ann (married Dellivan Wentworth).


MAITLAND posted by Kim Corey on Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Hi... Does anyone have a connection to Francis (Irish) Maitland.He was married to Ethel(Weaver) Maitland.I know they lived in Jefferson County for a while and then moved to Butler,Pa.Thank you...


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