PA Clearfield County Queries

December 1997

The underlined name within each query is the e-mail address of the submitter. To respond to a query, click on the underlined name.


Debbie Mecca Boaz - 12/31/97 22:55:19
My Email:debi@texoma.net
Surname(s): MECCA/MECA/MICA/MECKA/MIKE
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Looking for info on Joseph and Johana Mecca (with spelling variations). Joseph b. 1 Nov. 1862 in Hungary. Johana Yolonda ?????? b. 1 Jan. 1872 Hungary. They were married about 1890 in Hungary. Both buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, PA. After arriva about 1903 resided Woodland, then Clearfield. Also seeking info on children: Andrew, Fannie, Sophia, Paul, David, Rose,Frank, Martin, Youlon Edith, and Edward C.


Barbara Chambers - 12/30/97 18:12:44
My Email:jrchambe@dcaccess.com
Surname(s): BLOOM
County: Clearfield
Comments:


Woody Galentine - 12/30/97 03:48:39
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/ga/GallatinGalentine/index.html
My Email:gallatin@hotmail.com
Surname(s): GALENTINE and GALLATIN
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Looking for any information on Galentines or Gallatins, especially in Clearfield and surrounding counties. My grandfather was William Harrison Galentine of Luthersburg. My great-grandfather was Abraham Lincoln Gallatin.


Dick Fox - 12/30/97 02:08:30
My URL:http://home.att.net/~richard-w-fox/
My Email:richard-w-fox@worldnet.att.net
Surname(s): BUTLER, SWEITZER
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Seeking info on Alice BUTLER (B: 1860-1880) married Harry SWEITZER. Children : Charles & Daniel. roumered to have lived in Clearfield. Alice's family from Philipsburg. Her Father Was Daniel BUTLER.


J. Lydon - 12/29/97 19:07:46
My URL:http://worldnet.att.net
My Email:Bish2000@worldnet.att.net
Surname(s): Bishop,Hockenberry, Conrad, Fry
County: Allegheny
Comments:
MARGARET BUSH- Born 1805-Married to MARTIN HOCKENBERRY-lived near Coldport- need date of death- if she was American Indian- where her family was from- year she was married


J. Lydon - 12/29/97 18:26:48
My URL:http://worldnet.att.net
My Email:Bish2000@
Surname(s): Bishop
County: Allegheny
Comments:
MARGARET BUSH- Born 1805-Married to MARTIN HOCKENBERRY-lived near Coldport- need date of death- if she was American Indian- where her family was from- year she was married


M McBride - 12/29/97 04:37:49
My Email:MMichele@prodigy.net
Surname(s): REASINGER/HEFNER
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Looking for any information on Harry Reasinger bn 1894 married to Helen Hefner bn 1895


Jackie Jensen - 12/29/97 01:04:36
My Email:jjjjensen@sprynet.com
Surname(s): SCHNARRS
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Looking for info re: Mae Schnarrs: b:Clearfield Norman Schnarrs: b: 11-3-1886 Clearfield d: January 1963 Clearfield Nellie Schnarrs b: 8-26-1898 Clearfield d: Michigan Daisy Schnarrs (Mrs. Colgrove) b: 3-20-1889 Clfld. Pearl Schnarrs: b:5-30-1900 died: Michigan Raymond Schnarrs: b: 2-20-1904 Parents: Martin and Mary (?) THANKS,


Jonelle Till - 12/28/97 16:18:17
My Email:rtill@shentel.net
Surname(s): ZIMMERMAN
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Willing to trade information with anyone who is researching the following ZIMMERMAN family: 1- John Jacob ZIMMERMAN m. Margaret Matilda FITZSINGER (dates unknown, buried in Glasgow Cemetery, Glasgow, Cambria County, PA) 2- George Henry ZIMMERMAN (23DEC1873-29AUG1949) m.1895 Florence Rebecca Belle SIMPSON (9DEC1877-5MAR1935) (buried in Fruit Hill Cemetery, Ansonville, Clearfield County, PA) 3- eight children born to the union of George Henry ZIMMERMAN and Florence Rebecca Belle SIMPSON, as follows: Chester Earl ZIMMERMAN (1897-1959) George Emory ZIMMERMAN (1899-1946) Margaret Matilda ZIMMERMAN MILES (1901-1991) Frederica Ernestine ZIMMERMAN STIVER (1904-1976) John Jacob ZIMMERMAN (1907-1982) Horace Nelson ZIMMERMAN (1909-1985) Howard Ralph ZIMMERMAN (1914-1979) Robert Kingsley ZIMMERMAN (1919-1922) My husband is descended through Margaret Matilda ZIMMERMAN MILES (his grandmother). We would especially like to learn more about the forst generation listed above.


Louise Hastings - 12/28/97 05:27:05
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/1150
My Email:jhastings@centuryinter.net
Surname(s): Allen, Couperthwaite, Dickson, Forsyth, Hill, Howe, Keller, Love, McClellan, McKenzie, Quinn, Scott, Wentzel, Whitford
County: Clearfield, Centre
Comments:


Kevin J. Stage - 12/28/97 04:53:17
My Email:gon2dogs@cms.net-serv.com
Surname(s): Stage
County: Clearfield
Comments:
I am looking for any information about the STAGE surname that I can get. Kevin J. Stage


Sherry Jesberger - 12/28/97 03:17:24
My Email:gljslj@penn.com
Surname(s): Boone Mtn. families
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Researching some families that lived on Boone Mountain in what was known as the "Bish Settlement" in the years 1880-1900. Some surnames are GARVIN, BENNETT, BISH, GIFFORD, NULF. Also researching BUNDY.


Kay DAWSON - 12/28/97 01:47:40
My Email:kdawson@mail,usachoice.net
Surname(s): DAWSON,CASKER,JAYS,STRINGER
County: Clearfield Co.,PA
Comments:
Alfred DAWSON was born Aug. 13,1860, in New York. He died Nov. 28, 1925, in DuBois,PA. Alfred had 3 sisters who lived in the Houtzdale area of Clearfield Co. and I would like to correspond with anyone who has knowledge about the following sisters: Hanna DAWSON CASKER was born Dec.1,1857 and died Dec.1,1920,in PA. She was married to William CASKER. Susan DAWSON JAYS was born Dec. 1862. She married George JAYS on April 5, 1894. Martha DAWSON STRINGER was born on March 27, 1870, in OH and she died on Ja .31,1948, in Houtzdale,PA. She married Shadrach STRINGER on Aug. 27,1891.


clearfield high school - 12/27/97 15:43:37
County: clearfield
Comments:


Tonya Sayers - 12/26/97 20:59:41
My Email:tonysay@regent.edu
Surname(s): SAYERS, STURM
County: Clearfield
Comments:


Steve Williams - 12/26/97 16:21:51
My Email:create@acmedesign.com
Surname(s): KEPHART
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Looking for information on Beryl Kephart. Born circa June 1897.


Mike Conaway - 12/26/97 01:59:50
My Email:mikeco@kalama.com
Surname(s): Conaway
County: Clearfield
Comments:
I am looking for information about the family of Thomas A Conawa y b. July 2, 1846 He was born in Clearfield but lived in Salt Lick His fathers name was John he had a brother named Charlie who I believe lived his entire life in the County. I located Charlie's first wife Christena ICELMAN in Ganoe Cemetery. Many stoones seemed to be missing. Charlie remarried to a Jimmia MOORE. Thomas had three sisters Dora, Ella and Catherine and a half brother John MAINS. Any information I could get about the family of Thomas would be greatly appreciated.


Mike Conaway - 12/26/97 01:52:52
My Email:mikeco@kalama.com
Surname(s): Conaway
County: Clearfield
Comments:
I am looking for information about the family of Thomas A Conawa b. July 2, 1846 He was born in Clearfield but lived in Salt Lick His fathers name was John he had a brother named Charlie who I believe lived his entire life in the County. I located Charlie's first wife Christena ICELMAN in Ganoe Cemetery. Many stoones seemed to be missing. Charlie remarried to a Jimmia MOORE. Thomas had three sisters Dora, Ella and Catherine and a half brother John MAINS. Any information I could get about the family of Thomas would be greatly appreciated.


George R Snyder - 12/24/97 03:15:59
My Email:gsnyder27@aol.com
Surname(s): Shoff & Malloy
County: Clearfield Co, Houtzdale
Comments:
I am looking for information on Malloy's & Shoff's from Houtzdale, Pa Malloy's came to this country in 1883, from England. Shoff's were born in Houtzdale in the 1860's Harry & Mary Malloy were married around 1895.


Fran Davidson - 12/21/97 22:05:28
My Email:ADAVID6501@msn.com
Surname(s): KING ,NELSON ,BAUM
County: Clearfield
Comments:
LOOKING FOR ANCESTORS OF WILLIAM KING WHO CAME FROM EDINBOROUGH SCOTLAND IN THE 1770 WAS A2ND LIEUTENANT OF ACOMPANY OF FOOT IN THE FOURTH BATTAALION OF THE MILITIA OF NORTHHUMBERLAND COUNTY MAY 21,1777 ALSO INFORMATION ON ANCESTORS OF CLAIR VALLIE BAUM BIRTH DATE JAN 8, 1899 DEATH APRIL 8, 1925 IN MINING ACCIDENT EMEIGH RUN PA


Joy Lathers - 12/21/97 20:23:11
My Email:JoyLathers@aol.com
Surname(s): RAPSEY
County: Clearfield
Comments:
My grandmother was Jane Rapsey born May 31, 1881, but I have no information about her relatives or ancestors


ETZWEILER & LUTZ families - 12/21/97 00:02:13
My Email:j1492s
Surname(s): LEONARD & HARRY
County: CLEARFIELD
Comments:


Howard Snyder - 12/19/97 14:01:07
My Email:how2@ptd.net
Surname(s): JOHNSON
County: Clearfield
Comments:
we have JOHN JOHNSON b.O6 June 1866 and his sister MILLIE JOHNSON b.30 Oct 1869 ..they were born in Janesville Pa {same zipcode as Smithmill 16680}...everything that happened to these two happened after 1900 in Schuylkill Co...wonder if anyone could confi m these two were born in Clearfield co.their father was JOHN JOHNSON and mother was ANNA ELIZABETH LUGAN thanks for any info Howard Snyder Gordon Pa.


Leo R. Cowder - 12/17/97 02:55:12
My Email:lcowder@cvn.com
Surname(s): COWDER, KIDDER
County: Clearfield, Centre
Comments:
Looking for descendents of John Curtis Cowder and Sarah Kidder Cowder, particularily from the Shiloh,Bigler area through Phillipsburg. Would like to make contact with Cowders in that area. I am working on a family history and would trade information.


ALLEN HOOVER - 12/17/97 00:55:22
My Email:hooverA62@series2000.com
Surname(s): HOOVER
County: CLEARFIELD
Comments:
Seeking information concering a coal mine in Houtzdale allegedly called the "SNOWSHOE" mine (Circa 1880-1885). My GGF was a coal miner from Houtzdale and supposedly died in an explosion in this mine in 1885. Will be traveling to Houtzdale in the spring Desperately need confirmation of the existence of this mine. Appreciate any/all information....


- 12/16/97 05:28:15
My Email:MaxPel84@aol.com
Surname(s): HILL
County: Clearfield?
Comments:
I have a Hill born in Winber, PA. in 1912. Was that in Clearfield County? Thanks


Randal L. Moss - 12/15/97 21:18:59
My Email:RUNMOSS@aol.com
Surname(s): GOSENCSKI, WINCOWSKI
County: Clearfield
Comments:
I am looking for information on the families of Frank GOSENCSKI and his wife Anna. Also the families of Steven WINCOWSKI and his wife Mary. The GOSENCSKI and WINCOWSKI families came from Poland. They settled in Clearfield Co., Pa. Henry John GOSENCSKI b. 1913 married Thelma Veronica WINCOWSKI b. 1915 about 1936. All this occurred in Dubois, Clearfield, Pa. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


Bruce Towers - 12/15/97 14:59:53
My Email:BruceTowers@worldnet.att.net
Surname(s): TOWERS
County: Clearfield
Comments:
TOWERS - Frederick Towers, born circa 1846 in Calais, Maine. Married Amy Trimble in Calais sometime between 1871 and 1880 and removed to Driftwood, Pennsylvania. Frederick and Amy had one infant son, Edward, who died in infancy and is buried in Driftwood. No further information is available, though the subsequent proliferation of Towers in the counties surrounding Cameron County can't be s ley attributable to his brother, George, who also relocated to Cameron County. Any and All information would be appreciated.


R. E. Bundy - 12/15/97 04:48:54
My Email:rbundy607@aol.com
Surname(s): Bundy
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Searching for Dunn or McQueeney families in and about DuBois in early 1800's


Norm Drasher - 12/14/97 19:39:22
My Email:ndrasher@blazenet.net
Surname(s): DRASHER
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Searching for information on Nathan DRASHER (DRESHER) who lived in Dubois in the 1920's. Death or burial date needed.


Rob Hinkin - 12/13/97 11:42:12
My Email:rfch@webtv.net
Surname(s): HINKIN
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Hi, I am interested in any info on my surname HINKIN in Clearfield county. Thanks, Rob Hinkin


Barbara Sahm - 12/13/97 04:47:01
My Email:bjsahm65@bellsouth.net
Surname(s): SAHM; STRAW; ALBERT
County: Clearfield
Comments:
I'm looking for all the information anyone can give me on my grandfather's relations. I remember being in a cemetery on top of a hill where there were many of my ancestors when I was a wee lass in the early 1970's, but I have no data on these relations e cept the certain knowledge that they are there. Any birth, death, or marriage information would be of great value to me. If it helps anyone, I know that one of my ancestors helped erect the Lutheran Church of New Milport


Barbara Sahm - 12/13/97 04:45:58
My Email:bjsahm65@bellsouth.net
Surname(s): SAHM; STRAW; ALBERT
County: Clearfield
Comments:
I'm looking for all the information anyone can give me on my grandfather's relations. I remember being in a cemetery on top of a hill where there were many of my ancestors when I was a wee lass in the early 1970's, but I have no data on these relations e cept the certain knowledge that they are there. Any birth, death, or marriage information would be of great value to me. If it helps anyone, I know that one of my ancestors helped erect the Luthern Church of New Milport


Barbara Sahm - 12/13/97 04:39:40
My Email:bjsahm65@bellsouth.net
Surname(s): SAHM; STRAW; ALBERT
County: Clearfield
Comments:
I'm looking for all the information anyone can give me on my grandfather's relations. I remember being in a cemetery on top of a hill where there were many of my ancestors when I was a wee lass in the early 1970's, but I have no data on these relations e cept the certain knowledge that they are there. Any birth, death, or marriage information would be of great value to me.


Ronald Davis - 12/12/97 19:24:59
My Email:ronald.davis@wmich.edu
Surname(s): THURSTIN, WOLF
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Searching for information on a Cyrus THURSTIN b. about 1828, married Mathilda WOLF, probably lived in southwestern Clearfield County. This couple had a daughter, Martha, b. about 1854. Cyrus, or possibly his identically named father--census reports show im as suspiciously long-lived in the area--evidently was a militia captain in the mid-1840s and may have had combat experience in the War of 1812.


Jacob L. Bateman III - 12/12/97 06:15:56
My URL:http://www.geocities.com
My Email:LBate18495
Surname(s): BATEMAN
County: Clearfield County PA.
Comments:
I am seeking information on the family of John Samuel BATEMAN. He first appeared in Clearfield County 5/Jul./1884. He married Laura Miller of Decatur township. They had the following children. Elizabeth Ann, 1885-? m: Benjamin F. SNYDER 1909 children were William Sylvester SNYDER, John Earl SNYDER< David Curtis SNYDER, Benjamin F. SNYDER Jr. He died when he was four hours old. Ida Mae 1886 mJacob F. FOX one child Laura FOX. Samuel John, Jacob L. Sr. George Peter, Leona Erna, Stanley Emerson, David. I do not have all the information on my father's family and I would appreciate it if there is someone out there that may provide me with the needed information, also am looking for information on a Second reat Aunt that married a BROWNE. Their son's names was Charlie.


Jacob L. Bateman III - 12/12/97 06:11:23
My URL:http://www.geocities.com
My Email:LBate18495
Surname(s): BATEMAN
County: Clearfield County PA.
Comments:
I am seeking information on the family of John Samuel BATEMAN. He first appeared in Clearfield County 5/Jul./1884. He married Laura Miller of Decatur township. They had the following children. Elizabeth Ann, 1885-? m: Benjamin F. SNYDER 1909 children were William Sylvester SNYDER, John Earl SNYDER< David Curtis SNYDER, Benjamin F. SNYDER Jr. He died when he was four hours old. Ida Mae 1886 mJacob F. FOX one child Laura FOX. Samuel John, Jacob L. Sr. George Peter, Leona Erna, Stanley Emerson, David. I do not have all the information on my father's family and I would appreciate it if there is someone oout there that may provide me with the needed information, also am looking for information on a Second great Aunt that married a BROWNE. Their son's names was Charlie.


James Wiggenhorn - 12/11/97 17:38:29
My Email:Wiggenhorn@msn.com
Surname(s): Chakan,Wanak,Novak
County: Clearfeld
Comments:
Looking for any information on Clearfeld Co. surnames CHAKAN, WANAK, and NOVAK. They lived in Grassflat, Hawk Run, Winburne and surrounding areas.


Nina L. Jury - 12/10/97 00:19:19
My Email:njury@akcb.com
Surname(s): JOHNS(T)ON
County: CLEARFIELD
Comments:
I am looking for the parents or siblings of William M. JOHNS(T)ON born 16 Jan 1842. On 3 May 1863 he married Eliza C. BUTERBAUGH. He died 12 Nov 1925.


Sue Patrello - 12/09/97 05:44:52
My Email:sapcar1@tir.com
Surname(s): WEBER RISHELL PHILLIPPI KUNTZ
County: Clearfield
Comments:
Searching on John Frederick WEBER, B: Abt 1851, Germany, D: 9-25-1925, married to Caroline RISHELL in Clearfield Twp. 10-23-1873. Caroline daughter of Salome KUNTZ and Daniell RISHELL.There were many inter-marriages of the WEBER RISELL PHILLIPPI KUNTZ groups. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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