Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for April 1997


FISHER, NEAL, WALTERS, ZIELINGER posted by George Fisher on Tuesday, April 1, 1997

I am a novice at this and am trying to find traces of my surname. I was born in Butler, Pa, Oct 6, 1938 of Charles Clarence FISHER and Wilma NEAL. We moved to Old Madison very early. My father had a sister Dorothy (ZIELINGER) and a brother Clyde FISHER, both of Youngwood. My grandfather, George Marker FISHER, of Madison, served with Teddy Roosevelt. My father and his brother and sister went to High School at Swickley Township HS. My grandmothers name was (I believe) Carrie WALTERS. Any help would be appreciated.

JAMISON posted by Dorothy Jamison on Wednesday, April 2, 1997

Am searching for info on the JAMISON families of Westmoreland. Looking for info on a William, a Drewry. Left Pa and lived the rest of their lives in southern Illinois. Any help appreciated.

KOZUBA posted by Gina Maguire on Wednesday, April 2, 1997

I am researching the KOZUBA family name in PA. Louis KOZUBA was born in 1895 in either Westmoreland County or Indiana County . He died Oct 1937, he died in a coal mine, buried in Westmoreland Cty- any further info on him would be appreciated

RORABACHER, SHETLER posted by Barbara Kensinger on Friday, April 4, 1997

Seeking info on William SHETLER (born in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co. 1855) and Madalene RORABACHER (no further info available) who are the parents of Harry Edward Shetler b. 9 Nov 1882 in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co. Thank you in advance.

BRYAN posted by Thomas Bryan on Saturday, April 5, 1997

Searching for BRYAN families in Westmoreland, Alleghany, etc. Zepheniah BRYAN Known to come from Md. and settled in Westmoreland Co. after 1750. Buried in Murrysville Pa. Sent any info to: bryant@telapex.com

CRAGLE, GRIMM, KELLY, PEACE posted by Mark Cragle on Sunday, April 6, 1997

CRAGLE surname lived in New Alexander, Westmorland County, Pa. George and wife Margaret around 1929 Children Josephine PEACE, Grace Cragle, Mae Smith, Morris Cragle, Elmer Cragle, Gertrude GRIMM, Owen Cragle, Alice KELLY any info please contact me at cragle@juno.com

FISHELL, FLEMING, FRY, HARDY, HINES, KEIBLER, MCCURDY, ROBERTS posted by Elizabeth Fleming on Monday, April 7, 1997

I am researching the following families: FLEMING, MCCURDY, HINES, HARDY, KEIBLER, FRY, FISHELL, ROBERTS. All of Westmoreland County from 1750 up to present day, including Ligonier,Latrobe, Salem Twp, Scottdale, and the surrounding

MOHR, NAGEL posted by Shirley Maynard on Monday, April 7, 1997

Johannes Conrad MOHR, born 1791 in Germany, immigrated to Lebanon Co., PA 1807, married Susannah NAGEL, 1823, fathered 9 children, moved to Derry Township, Westmoreland Co., PA 1838, father 8 more children. 8 sons in the Civil War. Have records on them. Johannes in War of 1812. Have records on him. Have descendants of most of his children who survived to have children. But have been unable to located Johannes's naturalization and wonder if he were nationalized in Westmoreland Co. Have over 5000 names.

CHRISTIE, HUGHES, MCLEAN, RHODES, ROBB posted by Midge Christie Michael on Monday, April 7, 1997

Are there descendants of this family line still living in the following counties? Andrew CHRISTIE, B 1770 Westmoreland County m Rachel HUGHES later moved to Concord Twp., Butler Co. Their son; Wm Hughes CHRISTIE m Sarah ROBB and Nancy MCLEAN. Wm and Nancy's son Milton Hughes CHRISTIE, b 1858 Concord Twp. Butler Co. "On the old farm." He m Josephine Harriet RHODES. They lived in West Sunbury, Pa. and were buried in Pine Grove Cem., Corry, Pa.

FELL, SANSOM posted by Lorayne Mitchell on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

John B. SANSOM, b.@1820 in PA. Married to Phebe FELL @ 1840. Shows up on the 1850 census in Westmoreland Co., Rostraver Twnsp. Children: James, Joseph B., John F. (my ancestor), William S., Mary R. Looking for information on parents of John B. SANSOM or Phebe FELL. Also have descendency info on that line and am willing to share.

MCGINNIS posted by Cheryl Kenter on Saturday, April 12, 1997

I am looking for information on the birth of William MCGINNIS, who was we believe born in Westmoreland County, PA. His father was Francis MCGINNIS and his mother's name is unknown. Francis MCGINNIS and his wife emigrated from near Dublin, Ireland to PA about the time of the American Revolutionary War. Francis gave his Oath of Fidelity on Oct 3, 1777 in Westmoreland, PA. William MCGINNIS was born on Dec 5, 1782. He was married while he was living in either Westmoreland County or in Fayette Co. PA. He said that he was born near McKeesport, PA. He and his first wife had 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls. After William came back from the War of 1812 where he was under Commodore Perry and us a United States Marine, he and his 1st wife split up, the sons left with him and headed for the Ohio coal fields where the worked before William started Keel Boating one the Ohio River. He finally stopped in Eastern Kentucky where William remarried. We don't have any idea what became of his first wife and the three daughters. I would like to know the name of his first wife and his three daughters. His sons that went with him to KY were named Francis (after his grandfather) and John MCGINNIS. William may have been born in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, PA. William died on Mar 7, 1854 in Greenup County, KY, of complacations from an illness he contracted during the War of 1812. We have copies of his service records and pension hearing and approval. We would sure love to find his daughter's lines that he left in PA. Thank you for any help you can give me in this matter.

ALTMAN, CROCK, KRACH, KROCK, MILLER posted by Helen Miller on Sunday, April 13, 1997

CROCK/KROCK/KRACH: Brothers Conrad & John CROCK appear in the 1820 PA Census in Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland Co. John CROCK/KRACH married Barbara _____ circa 1800 in Northampton (Lehigh)Co, PA. Church records list 3 children, Lucas (1801), Thomas (1804), and Lydia (1806). Records indicate other daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth. John CROCK died <1826 in Hempfield Twp. No estate record has been found. Conrad Crock died 1835 in Westmoreland Co. His will lists wife Susanna, and children George, Catherine (wife of Henry MILLER), Mary (wife of Elias ALTMAN).

SECHRIST, SHIREY posted by Jane Nelson on Sunday, April 13, 1997

Nicholas SHIREY was first found on the census records of South Huntington Township Westmoreland County for year 1830. He was living alone. In 1840, at the same place with 1 male -5, 1 male 30-40, 2 females-5 and 1 female 30-40. On the 1850 same place giving his age as 46, occupation as farmer having been born in Pennsylvania. His wife Margaret (SECHRIST) age 42 is a housewife born in Pennsylvania, with children; Jane 15 b Pa., Mary 12 b Pa., David 10, b Pa., John 8 b Pa, Thomas 6 b Pa., and Nicholas 4 b Pa.. In 1838/39 Nicholas taught the first free school in the Barren Run School District, receiving $12.00 a month for his services. Nicholas taught in the same school for the 1839, 1849, 1847-49 terms.

BALES, ELLENBERGER posted by Jane Nelson on Sunday, April 13, 1997

Jefferson BALES b1784, married Marion ? b1872 and had children Thomas BALES b1827 and Jane BALES 1831-1916. On the 1851 tax list for Youngstown Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Jefferson is listed as a miller. Daughter Jane BALES married Elijah ELLENBERGER 1822-1915.

BELTCHER, BILCHER, LONG, MCINTIRE, POUND posted by Jane Nelson on Sunday, April 13, 1997

MCINTIRE: John MCINTIRE b1795 was first found in Westmoreland County where son Daniel was born in 1821. I am looking for his family and information that proves him the son of James. An article in the Westmoreland County History states that John MCINTIRE is the son of Solomon McIntire. The article states that James MCINTIRE of Scotland settled in Cumberland County Pennsylvania, and that the children of James MCINTIRE were: Solomon, Thomas, John, Alexander and Mary. In the Orphan's Court Records of Westmoreland County Pa. for the May Term 1843, the estate of Alexander MCINTIRE is probated with John LONG and James POUND. They state that he dies without leaving a wife, children, mother or father, but leaving brothers and sisters. Thomas McIntire residing in Armstrong County, John McIntire residing in Armstrong County, Solomon McIntire (to whom his land was sold) living in Derry Township and Mary McIntire married to Henry BILCHER (BELTCHER).

MELLINDER, SIPES posted by Sherry Santamaria on Sunday, April 13, 1997

Need info on my ancestor George SIPES of Westmoreland County. Married to Rachel MELLINDER in that county on April 15th,1790 by a Mr.Miller-a magistrate. George's father was one George Michael SIPES who lived in the Manor of Maske in 1741. George was born on March 17,1760 (his son Charles says in Maryland) and died onJuly 27th,1852 in Lawrence Co. Indiana.I don't have any info on when he moved to Lawrence Co. or how long he lived in Westmoreland Co. His children are:John,George Jr.,Henry,William,Elizabeth, Charles,Catherine,Betsy,Rachel Ann. Does anyone know where I could find the marriage record or know of any other records pertaining to this family? Thanks for the help!

MICKEY, THOMPSON posted by Sara Greer on Tuesday, April 15, 1997

Hello! I am looking for information on Daniel MICKEY, born abt 1750 in Ireland. He married Elizabeth THOMPSON possibly on 20 AUG 1775 (not sure). Would like to know about when she was born/died. She might have been born in Washington Co. He fought for the Americans in the American Revolution as a 1st Lieutenant. I found him the 1790 Westmoreland Co., Donegal Twp. I am als0(William, Robert, George?) interested in any information on his brothers/sisters too. Daniel had about 9 children, of which one Sallie Mickey died in PA as an infant. Daniel died 1807 in Franklin County, Ohio. Thanks for any help.

BOBBS, BROTHERS, MCKELVEY, MCMASTERS, MILBY, YERIAN posted by Pat Hubbell on Friday, April 18, 1997

Looking for parents of James BOBBS b. 1819 PA.Maybe child of Andrew and Nancy BOBBS. Mar. Maria MILBY dau of James MILBY. Maria b.1821 d.1879. Son Andrew J. BOBBS mar. Lucinda BROTHERS b. Hammondville,PA in 1861. Mar.1880 lived Mt.Pleasant PA. Daughter of Washington BROTHERS and Lucinda MCMASTERS. Washington BROTHERS son of George BROTHERS and Maria YERIAN. Need earlier info on George BROTHERS b. 1779 MD. to PA 1805?. Lucinda McMasters BROTHERS was dau. of William MCMASTERS b.1800? and Martha MCKELVEY b. 1807. Need parents of both.

ASIRE, TROUT posted by Jim Bissell on Saturday, April 19, 1997

Searching for Westmoreland family of George W. TROUT born 1790 who married Catherine ASIRE and moved to Wood Co. VA by 1830.

BEST, SHALE posted by Janet Jones on Saturday, April 19, 1997

Looking for Jacob BEST and Elizabeth SHALE who said to be the parents of Sarah Ann BEST, My information indicates that these people were in Westmoreland County, but I have not been able to find them in and census records. Have located others with the surname of BEST, but none with the surname SHALE. Would deeply apprecate any information anyone could shed on these names.

CUPPS, HOFFER, KAISER, LEMON, REMALEY, RICHARDS, SHOOP, WILSON posted by Nancy Sterling on Saturday, April 19, 1997

Westmoreland Co PA. George REMALEY b. 1772 m. Anna Catherine RICHARDS b. 1797. German Lutherans. Children: Mattie Remaley, Anna Catharine Remaley 1797 (m. Jacob CUPPS), John Remaley 1799 (m. Mary HOFFER, Magdalena Remaley 1802, Jacob Remaley 1804, Elizabeth Remaley 1807 (m. David LEMON), George Remaley 1810 (m. Mary WILSON), Anna Mary Remaley 1811 (m. George SHOOP) Julia Ann Remaley 1813, Sarah A. Remaley 1816 (m. George KAISER), Susanna Remaley 1817, Micahel Remaley 1819. This family later moved to Springdale, Allegheny Co.


Parnasus area, Westmoreland County. Nancy Logan Stotler ARMSTRONG b. 1852, daughter of Sampson ARMSTRONG and Sarah BRATTON of Plum Twp., married Robert LINDSAY b. 1852, son of William LINDSAY and Susan REMALEY. Children of Nancy Armstrong and Robert Lindsay: Nancy b. 1881 (m. John CONROY), Sarah Elizabeth b. 1882 (m. Ralph TOMER), Mary b. 1885 (m. Wesley DRURY), William B. 1887 (m. Mary KENDALL), Helen b. 1894 (m. William GEORGE), Robert McKinley b. 1896 (m. Flossie THOMPSON). The Lindsay family lived near Parnasus. Looking for descendants of these families to share information.S

RUTAN posted by Jim Keegan on Sunday, April 20, 1997

Looking for information on John RUTAN (1744-1833) of NJ and later VA who moved into Westmoreland Co after the RW, He died in Trumbull Co. OH

BAKER, CUMPSTON posted by Olin Compton on Monday, April 21, 1997

Seeking information on any of the CUMPSTON family, especially descendants of Thomas CUMPSTON and Civel BAKER, married on 3/4/1776 in PA. Family was in Greene, Washington, Bedford, Westmoreland Counties. This is a small (2000 +- in 1997) family which may stem from Thomas and Civel. Olin Compton

FEVERYEAR, SHEARER posted by Glenn Feveyear on Monday, April 21, 1997

FEVERYEAR, charles I am looking for information on Charles FEVERYEAR and Stella SHEARER. During the 1920 U.S. Census they lived on Westminster Ave in Greensburg, Westmoreland CO. Charles was to have been a baker employed at the time in a bakery. His reported age was 50. Stella (SHEARER) was 27 and they had a daughter named Fayetta. I am not sure how long they may have lived at this address. They were listed as renters. They may have come from Johnsonburg, Elk Co., PA. They later moved to Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA where they had a son Charles in 1924. Any information pertaiing to the Feveryear would be helpful. The name is rare and believed to origniate in England. Charles immegrated into the States in 1878. He resided in Salt Lake City, Utah before coming to Pennsylvania. If there is any info on where the bakery might have been that he could have worked it would also be appreciated.

BURKE posted by VerNelle Tinsley on Monday, April 21, 1997

Gggrandfather Lewis M BURKE b. ca 1797 MD, raised family Adams Cty, IL, ca. 1835-1845;went Polk Cty, IA ca 1855. Sons Josiah Karl BURKE, D. Franklin BURKE. 1830 Census lists Lewis BURKE in Ligonier Twp, Westmoreland Cty, PA. Looking for his locations from MD to IL, and mge, parents and wife's names.

HENDERSON, MCGOUGH posted by Bob Williams on Monday, April 21, 1997

Doing research on the HENDERSON name from Westmorland Looking for family of Armstrong HENDERSON buried in Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburg. His mother was mary and his wife was Delia MCGOUGH thank you for your help

SCHNEIDER, SNIDER, SNYDER, TAYLOR posted by Martha Breene on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

WESTMORELAND Co. Pa. Seeking any information on the parents & siblings,especially brothers of Benjamin SCHNEIDER / SNYDER / SNIDER. His marriage date was July 2, 1793 but whom did he marry and where? They lived in York co., Pa. when his daughter, Susanna was born in 1807 and son, Philip in 1812. Would like to know where Benjamin lived when he had the following children: Elizabeth, 1795; John b. 1798; Geo. 1801; Anna Maria (Mary) 1803; Sarah 1809. Where did Benjamin live prior to moving to York Co.? Did he also have a son William? Where did the family live between York and Westmoreland Counties? . When did the family leave York Co.? Did any of those who stayed in York change their name to TAYLOR. At least the son, Philip did by 1830 as is shown in Westmoreland co. Census, 1830. Did any of the others? Will share any information I have.

ROLLA, WEIR posted by Lisa Lorenzo on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

I am looking for parents of George ROLLA b. 1854 d. 1946. Married to Susan?. Maiden name and Susan's parents name also. He attended Kecksberg Church of God around 1890 or early 1900's. Had a daughter named Alice Shale, she was born Alice Rolla in Mt. Pleasant PA. Also, Herman WEIR, I think he moved here from Germany, any info on dob or birthplace.

HEASLEY, MOON, WINGER posted by Betty Stumpf on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

Elizabeth WINGER was born about 20 Dec 1793 in Westmoreland County. Her father was probably Jacob Winger and her mother was a MOON. Elizabeth married John HEASLEY, son of Heinrich Heasley, and moved to Mercer County. Seeking any information about Elizabeth Winger and her parents and siblings.

OSTROG, POMIKALA posted by Frances Prohonas on Wednesday, April 23, 1997

I am the grandaughter of Frank & Agnes OSTROG. I am looking for any information on Frank OSTROG, born Jan 15,1860 in Conewitz,Germany. Emmigrated to this country in 1898 or 1900 to Rachiff,in Westmoreland Co.,Pa.Had 2 sons and a daughter. Frank was born in Latrobe as was a sister Rosalyn.He moved to Marianna,Pa in Washington Co., West bethlehem Twp. Bought a home from the Donora Improvement Co, in 1912. Another son, Albert was born in 1910 in Marianna, Pa. He married Agnes POMIKALA in 1916. They resided in Marianna until their deaths. She in 1932 and he in 1938. I am trying to fin any information on him regarding Naturalization petition of Intent, passenger list, anything that may give me a lead to further my research on my family

FINNEY posted by Terry Nolcox on Sunday, April 27, 1997

Looking for any information on James and Martha FINNEY, who resided in Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., in 1789. I believe they may have been the parents of my g-g-g-g-grandfather Thomas Finney, who left PA around 1790 for what is now Fleming Co, KY.

OVERLY, THOMPSON posted by Blanche Crum on Monday, April 28, 1997

Looking for information on Carey or Cary Thompson, who was to have been adopted by Cramer THOMPSON family Mt. Pleasant and had an uncle Jasper V. THOMPSON of Uniontown, Fayette County, She married George OVERLY lived at Laurelville and also Hecla now known as Southwest. It was said that she was an orphan. Would like to know her parents' name. She was my grandmother.

BROWN, SHIELDS posted by Karen DeMonge on Monday, April 28, 1997

Looking for the children of George (b1751) and Mary TAVERNER SHIELDS. They were married in 1774. They had at least one son, Robert, born in 1775 in Westmoreland Co. Robert married a Martha BROWN probably in Westmoreland Co. About 1800 they moved their family to Warren Co. Ohio. I am also looking for a marrigae date for Robert and Martha BROWN SHIELDS. Any help will be appreciated.

ANDERSON, GRAHAM posted by Sandra Gardner on Monday, April 28, 1997

Hugh GRAHAM lived near Ft. Hand, Pine Creek, Washington township in Westmoreland county. He was born in 1785, served in the War of 1812, and married Sarah Ann ANDERSON, also from Westmoreland county. When Hugh was discharged from service he was given land in Butler county, where he lived with his children in 1850. Hugh and Sarah GRAHAM were Scots-Irish and Presbyterian , both are buried in Westmoreland county. Would like to know more about either family and have information of the GRAHAM children. In later years some of the family lived near Freeport, Armstrong county,PA.

GRUNWEBER, KOPASCY posted by Bill Obenauf on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

Ignatius GRUNWEBER Birth about 1866 Veszprem Hungary Married to Laura KOPASCY 25 October 1897 at St. Elizabeth Church in Pittsburgh PA. Laura was also from Veszprem Hungary. It is said they lived in Westmoreland County. Marriage records are in Pittsburgh. They had one daughter, Maria, who was promptly sent to Hungary to live with her grandmother.

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