PA Clearfield County Queries

March 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.

Dorcas Moseley Sat Mar 1 06:17:01 1997
FLEGAL - Seeking info on the Gilbert W. Flegal family. Great-grandfather G. W. Flegal was born April 9, 1842, married Mary Elizabeth Hull (born Feb. 15, 1849). Would like to get in contact with any Flegals in the Clearfield area.

P.Godesky Sun Mar 2 07:27:19 1997
ADELSPERGER/ADELSBERGER. My grandmother was Ethel Elizabeth ADELSBERGER. She was born in Osceola Mills, Clearfield Co., PA on March 4, 1892. Her parents were Samuel John and Rosa Ann GLASSER ADELSBERGER. They lived on Curtain St. and Sam was a painter. His brother William lived there too and had a hardware store. William and his wife Juliet had at least ten kids there and I think they still live nearby. The parents of William and Samuel Adelsperger/Adelsberger lived with William they were James and Rebecca Dougherty Adelsperger. Looking for anyone else researching this name.

Larry Fink Sun Mar 2 16:09:09 1997
Wish to identify decendants of JACOB FINK born in Indiana County April 15, 1805 and died in Clearfield County May 20, 1894. He had two wives, HANNAH FRICK, and CATHERINE MILLER. HANNAH FRICK may have died near Martha Furnace in Centre County. My ancestory follows his son, GEORGE WASHINGTON FINK, born May 16, 1837, died February 28, 1897. He married MARY INGLES MILES.

Brian Wozny Mon Mar 3 18:23:43 1997
DOMBROWSKI - I am trying to locate a copy of the obituary for my Great Aunt Julia Dombrowski to determine my Great Uncle's first name and also the name of any cousins. She may have had a daughter Sue married to a Steve; a daughter/niece Kate; a son or nephew Dickie, or a son/nephew Frank. I discovered a large cache of old family pictures of the Houtzdale, Pa, area in the period 1934-1941. (Perhaps Osceola Mills). People are only identified by their first name in the notes! After 1941, there are no more pictures. Date/place of birth and death, and names of survivors (or a photocopy of the obit) would help me greatly. I believe her maiden name could be Szipek (not sure). She was the sister of Anna Wozny (my grandmother), Christine Trojanowski, and Pearl Rogoza.

MARSHA VEDDER Tue Mar 4 16:53:09 1997
I am looking for descendants of John Seyler b. Nov.4, 1833, Clinton, Co. Pa. d. Jan.1896 in Lyndon, Kansas. Married Margaret Jane Strunk b. Nov. 1833. They had several children. Franklin Strauss, Alice Jane, Laura Belle, Nancy Elizabeth, Samuel Austin, all born in Cearfield co. Pa. They came to Kansas in 1867 and had Edward Benton, Tosy, Charles. Looking for anyone with information on these families. Thanks!

Ronald Cross Tue Mar 4 18:57:41 1997
CROSS-Andrew Stewart, born Oct 12, 1881 (my grandfather) in in Woodland, Clearfield County, married Edna Maude France who was born Mar 16 1884, in Wallaceton. Seeking info regarding his/her parents. His father's name was Thadius but have not been able to uncover any additional info on wife, other children, etc. Have information regarding their five children and grand, great, great-great grand children which I can provide if interested. Ronald Cross (ajax@mail,

Patrick Beltz Wed Mar 5 11:56:21 1997
Looking for information on the family of Dr. William H. CRAFT. In 1907, they were living in Coalsport.

Caron Maffetore Thu Mar 6 06:13:39 1997
DOTY, John H. - have information on his marriage to Cathren KHUNEZ. John was from Clearfield County. My father found something in an attic that someone may be looking for.

Ruth Romako Thu Mar 6 12:12:08 1997
Looking for information from the early 1800's and before, possibly an Ireland connection:STRANFORD,CLYDE,HARTSHORN,KILGORE,WADE.All from Clearfield Co. and vicinity from late 1700's on. Hope someone out there can help!

Jean HUDSON Masco Fri Mar 7 21:51:49 1997
William COLEMAN, father of Zirah COLEMAN b 25 Sept 1809 who married Calvin STEPHENS and had children Mary Adeline, Theodore, Oliver, Alfred, and Wallace; they lived in Chest twp, Clearfield co. I do not have the name of William's wife nor his date and place of birth. Would appreciate information on any member of this family.

Robert Bastian Sat Mar 8 13:28:15 1997
AUGHENBAUGH and BLOOM Looking for parents of: Jacob AUGHENBAUGH b.1862 and Frances (Fanny) BLOOM b.1864. They are in Lawrence Twp, 1900 Census, with children Maude, Pearle, Merrel, and Russell. They had atleast 7 children that I know.

Elizabeth Houk Sat Mar 8 14:37:15 1997
Looking for the family of Clayton Haines b. 13 Oct 1887 d. march 1967 PA m. Ann Elizabeth Mullen Children Charles Hugh Richard Martha Beatrice and 3 other unkown females Would appreciate any info on the above names. Thank you

Jackye Sat Mar 8 14:59:45 1997
John JAYS of England, lived in Clearfield County around the turn of the century. His father, Richard JAYS, and mother, Jemima, died in Clearfield County. The parents had at least one other son named George JAYS, who also died in Clearfield County. My ancestor, John JAYS married Mary Jane TUBBS in Clearfield County. They had 10 children together, with at least four of them being born in Clearfield County. Can you give me any information with a JAYS or TUBBS connection?

Jerri Matchinsky Sun Mar 9 06:57:14 1997
I am looking for information on Joab OGDEN. In particular, I am seeking information on his wife. Joab came to Clearfield Co. with or about the time of his father Daniel OGDEN around 1800 (sources differ on the date) from Otsego County, NY. Daniel settled in Clearfield, Joab in Brady Township. Joab died March or April 1848. His son George Thomas OGDEN was born 28 AUG, 1801. I have LOTS of info on the OGDEN's life in NY that I am willing to share.

MaxPel Sun Mar 9 14:31:16 1997
HILL AND COUPERTHWAITE Looking for information about siblings and parents for Benjamin Hill and Elizabeth Couperthwaite. Married around 1881. Six surviving children born between 1882 and 1897 in Houtzdale. 1900 lived in Woodward Twp., Clearfield, PA

Karen E. Haas Fri Mar 14 11:02:24 1997
I am researching the KELCHNER/KELICHNER family. My gg grandfather was JOSEPH KELICHNER who was supposedly born in 1855 in Clearfield Co. He later moved to Berks county, PA. His father was DANIEL KELICHNER and his mother MADELINE KELLER. He had a sister ELIZABETH and a brother SAMUEL. Any info would be appreciated!

Harry J.Kyler Sat Mar 15 11:50:09 1997
KYLER: I am in search of a simple answer which seems to be elusive. The simple question is the ethnic origin of the name Kyler - some say Scottish; some say German. Since "Kyler" is not a rare name in your county. I would ask if the anyone knows the etnic origin of the name.

RUSSELL SWATSWORTH JR. Sun Mar 16 18:50:11 1997
Looking for any information on my ancestors from Clearfield Co. Swatsworth, Bloom, Owens, Gilks & Rowles Famalies.

Lynn Mycek Rzepecki Saturday, March 22, 1997 7:00 PM
Hi Cathy,
I'm looking for information on a small cemetery in Penfield called Bundy. Its on top of a mountain with access from what I remember, a one lane, winding, unpaved road to the top. I was wondering if you could recommend where I could obtain more information on the origins, history and if this is a private cemetery. Thank You, Lynn Mycek Rzepecki

Al Hoover Sunday, March 23, 1997 7:14 PM
Hi, My name is Al Hoover, I am sending this from Virginia Beach, Virginia...I am searching for my great grandfather, who lived in the Houtzdale area sometime around 1884-5. My limited information consist of his name..which was Francis or Frank Joseph Huber (Hoover).. He was a coal miner in the Snowshoe mine. He came to the United States from the Alsace-Lorraine district of Northern France (South Section of Germany), probable from around the city of Metz, France, about the year 1866. He brought with him his wife and yound son...Joseph. He had four children..My grandfather (Frank A. Hoover), His Brother, John Hoover, His Sister, Mary Hoover, and his older brother, Joseph...... I have been informed that he was killed in 1885 in the Snowshoe mine.... Any information you might have, or a place where I might find additional information would be greatly appreciated. My email address is thanks for the assist......

Jim Reed Mon Mar 24 13:59:39 1997
Seeking information on the ancestors/descendants of John Reed, b.1870, d.1941 DuBois PA. Lived in Coal Geln PA (Jefferson Co.) and DuBois/Sandy Twp. PA (Clearfield Co.) Married to Mildred Bismond, Son - David Reed Second marriage - Euphemia Thompson - Children: Mary Ann, Isabelle, Thomas, John, Andrew, Harold

Ray Chatfield Mon Mar 24 14:17:27 1997
PENTZ and DUNLAP Jacob and Sarah PENTZ settled in Clearfield Co abt 1840 Their daughter Sarah Married David DUNLAP Looking for any info on the PENTZ and DUNLAP siblings and ancesters.

(e-mail address invalid. Please contact webmaster with change) dave shafferdjs Mon Mar 24 09:30:41 1997
i am presently researching the SHAFFER family history ihave alot of the family tree done but info on shaffer family members prior to harvey l my grand father

V.K. Jones Mon Mar 24 12:38:51 1997
Seeking info for ancestor Margaret KENNEDY b. Jun 21, 1821 d. Nov. 23, 1894 in Smoke Run, Clearfield Co. married to Edward GALLAGHER d. Oct. 5, 1868. Had 8 children. Parents were John KENNEDY and Elizabeth WHITCOMB. Willing to share info too. I would like to find out why/how she got from Dauphin Co. to Clearfield Co. at time of death.

Martha Tue Mar 25 21:40:48 1997
Seeking, death date, cemetery records, obituaries, any information on children and descendents of MARGARET TAYLOR born abt. May 1860 (1900 census date) in either Clarion or Jefferson Co. Her parents had moved to Port Barnet area of Pinecreek twp., Jefferson co. by the date 1860 census. 1870 census they were in Big Run Borough of Henderson twp., and 1880 Winslow twp., Jefferson Co., Pa. Shortly after the 1880 census she married William Archibald OSBORN, son of JAMES OSBORN / OSBORNE and MARTHA (McCULLOUGH). By 1900 they lived in DuBois, Clearfield Co. and had children: WALTER M. OSBORN, b. July 1883; EFFIE M., b. August 1885 married _____ Harrison; IRENE OSBORN, b ? married MAXWELL MOORE; ARMOUR /ARMOR, b. July 1891; ALEXANDER, b. June 1894; MARY JANE, b. June 1896. May have had more children.

Joan Haines Tue Mar 25 13:47:31 1997
I am searching for information about JOHN NEWTON HENSAL, born to David C. Hensal and Margaret Mullin Hensal on April 7, 1857. John married KBedelia Alexander on October 13, 1881. He died July 13, 1935 and is buried in the Alexander Cemetary in Madera, Bigler Twp., Clearfield Co., Pa. I do not know anything about his parents or syblings. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Mary Snyder Shall Thu Mar 27 14:13:34 1997
Looking for John King and Ellen McLeavy King

Ted Kanis Thu Mar 27 15:30:17 1997
I am looking for any information on a JOSEPH ANDREW KANIS and/or His father, JOHN KANIS. They lived in/or around Clearfield county, around 1880-1930. I would appreciate any info you can find. Thank you very much.

Glenna L. Colwell Wed Mar 26 05:56:44 1997
I am serching for information on William and Maria (LONDON) MCDONALD who lived in Clearfield Co. William and Maria came from Luzerne Co. where they were married. William's died in 1849, Maria married Thomas Lord and died in 1875 at the home of her daughter Hulda Hepburn. Maria was born in New Jersey. I have been unable to find anything concerning William or Maria's family background. Thank you.

Erie DePasquale Thu Mar 27 03:09:42 1997
FRANTZ/BLOOM-Mary C. FRANTZ m: John I. BLOOM 1854 d: 1925 in Clearfield Co. They had the following children all born between 1855 and 1881: Showers, Jefferson, Eliza, Alice, Blake, Luck, Frank, Annie, Howard and Willard. I am searching for the parents of Mary FRANTZ. Any help would be greatly appricated. Thanks

Erie DePasquale Thu Mar 27 03:25:36 1997
COLE/JORDAN-Am searching for the parents of Anna COLE who was the 2nd wife of Levi JORDAN. They were married in Clearfield Co. in 1868. Child: Effie (Jordan) McCRACKEN born 1871 is my grandmother. I would like to find the parents of Annie COLE. Question: Was Cole her maiden name or name of a prior marriage? Any leads to any COLE's in Clearfield Co. in the 1860/70 time frame would be helpful. Thanks

Marsia E. Canto Fri Mar 28 12:46:56 1997
Any and all information regarding Mary King McNally born Aug. 1884 and married to Patrick McNally sometime between 1900 and 1910. She was living in DuBois in June of 1929.

Debbie Salina-Cooper Sat Mar 29 12:43:13 1997
My grandmother, Peggy Urban (Urbansky) came from Clearfield Co.,Pa. She was born Lutheran. She left Clearfield when she was approx 16yrs and went to Pittsburgh.I would like to know if any relatives still live in that area.

Erie DePasquale Fri Mar 28 02:35:31 1997
DILLON/DILLEN, James Jefferson was born 10 Jan 1845 and died 2 sep 1910 in Paint Twp. Somerset Co. is buried in East End Cem. His father was John DILLON/DILLEN, born in PA. James DILLON/DILLEN married Catherine STRAW of Clearfield Co. in 1869. She died in Green Twp. Indiana Co. at the home of her sister Mary Belle HAAGEN James and Catherine had 9 children between 1870 and 1891. I am looking for any information that links James Jefferson to one of the many John DILLON's from PA. John's wife's name is Mary (VINES? or DAVIS?) Some of the family names linked to this family are HAAGEN, CONLEY, REESER, FISHER, SMITH, McCRACKEN, BORING and STRAW. Please email me with any leads, no matter how small. Thanks!

Beverley Motycka Fri Mar 28 14:38:06 1997
I am looking for information on the parents of Gino PONZI. Gino was born in DuBois on 1 June 1911. His parents are Matthew and Mary Ponzi. The only info I have is that Matthew was born in Italy and Mary died 10 March 1945. Mary's mother was Bambino Ventresco.

Arnold "Arnie" Johnson Fri Mar 28 17:41:09 1997
Looking for any records on IRVIN: Alexander, Jan 18, 1800-Mar 20, 1874, Clearfield David, 1812-Aug 25, 1859, Brady Twp., m Mary A KIRK James, May 27, 1838-Mar 27, 1894, Luthersburg John, 1796-Oct 1848, m Eliza LEE, Curwensville William, Jr., Dec 1, 1801-Dec 29, 1869, m Jane PATTON, Curwensville William K., Feb 1845-?, m Nellie SHAW, Luthersburg. I hope that this is not too much at once. These individuals should all be related and connected to my line.

Jacquelyn E. Hurst Sat Mar 29 00:31:06 1997
Am looking for any information on RICHARD ERHARD of Clearfield County. He was born around 1865 and on 2/26/1888, was married to EFFIE ELIZABETH MAYS. I am specifically looking for ancestors of both... Thank you for your time and consideration... Sincerely, Jacquelyn (Erhard) Hurst great-granddaughter of Richard Erhard

Pat Morrison Sat Mar 29 19:07:53 1997
BROWN John and Carherine (Wagoner) John born 1802 Catherine bn1808 especialy intrested in daughter Melinda bn1845. I believe that Malinda married William Williams 1872 or 1874. any information would be fully appreciated.This is a personal search for family history , and not a commercial enterprise. thanking you in advance Pat Morrison

Irene Crawford Sat Mar 29 20:59:12 1997
I am looking for information on the Charles A. Smith family. His wife's first name was Agnefs, and one of his daughters was named Mary Ann. She was born on Oct. 18, 1881, reportedly in DuBois. She married a Frank Irwin sometime in the 1890s. I am looking for any of her siblings descendants. Thank you.

Ronald Neil Mon Mar 31 15:27:35 1997
KORB Daniel born around 1853 - Had daughter Laurene who later moved to Pittsburgh and married Fred Moore.

Alan Jackson Mon Mar 31 09:28:35 1997
GATES I am looking for the parents of Solomon GATES who was born 22-Feb-1847, probably in Curwensville, Clearfield, PA. Solomon married Margaret E. BONER 17-Mar-1886 in Laverne, CA, and died 14-Apr-1897 in Lavrne, CA. Solomon GATES is my great grandfather.

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Cathy Young

Last update 9 April 1997

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