PA Clearfield County Queries

August 1998

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


Sally Robertson - 08/15/98 14:39:18
My Email:sallyann@fuse.net
Surname(s): HILL/RICHARDS
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Looking for the origins of my gggrandparents William Price HILL and MaryJane RICHARDS HILL. 1st documentation is the 1880 census living in North Houtzdale. William was born in Wales about 1845 and MaryJane was born in PA about 1850. Family history says the MaryJanes parents were from Wales (but I have no solid proof of that). In 1880, they had five of their 9 children: Tom, Mary, Hannah, Sarah (Sallie), and Effie. Hope this connects with somebody.

ROZELA - 08/15/98 01:45:12
My Email:ROZELA@GATEWAY.NET
County: DuBois

Comments:
any information, please e-mail me. Also the name Reynolds, Wanda.

David Dennis - 08/14/98 19:50:18
Surname(s): Dennis
County: Clearfield

Comments:
My address is 2808 Bridge Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113. My great grandparents were married in Phillipsburg in 1895. I'm looking for information about my great, great grandfather, Charles Dennis, who was born in 1816.

Dottie. Aleshire - 08/13/98 20:34:45
My Email:daleshir@erols.com
Surname(s): White
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Can someone tell me where Morgan's Landing is, I can't locate it on a map. Thank you.

Kathy Velez - 08/13/98 19:20:48
My Email:velezkusmc@aol.com
Surname(s): CYPHERS
County: Huntingdon

Comments:
Searching for any connection of surname CYPHERS/CYPHERD in Clearfield County prior to 1812.

Diane Ackerman - 08/13/98 18:50:00
My Email:dackerman@globalsfc.com
Surname(s): O'LEARY, MALONEY, FITZPATRICK
County: Clearfield County

Comments:
Searching for any info on the above families who immigrated from Ireland in mid 1800's and settled in Dubois/Punxatawney areas. Most were coal miners.

SANDY WILSON - 08/13/98 17:45:15
My Email:swilson@penn.com
Surname(s): KANE,LEVIS, O'DONNELLS, SUGROOS, HOWARD
County: CLEARFIELD, INDIANA

Comments:
MY SEARCH BEGINS WITH THE KANE FAMILY; FRANK AND MARY (O'DONNELL) KANE HAD THREE CHILDREN; MARY CONNSTANCE, JANICE AND JOESPH. MARY AND FRANK HAVE SINCE PAST. ANY INFORMATION ON THE SURNAMES WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

John Hemphill - 08/13/98 02:53:36
My Email:wllstreat@earthlink.net
Surname(s): Hemphill

Comments:
I'm hoping you can give me a little help or point me in the right direction. My father and I are looking for information on my father's grandfather for our genealogy tree. So far, we have only this info: Name: John Huston Hemphill; Born: around 1860 near Philadelphia; married Miss Ida Hill around 1867 or 1868. She died in 1890 and is buried in Mt. Mariah Cemetery. Any info you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, John Francis Hemphill

sandy howard - 08/12/98 19:12:04
My Email:swilson@penn.com
Surname(s): KANE, SUGRUES
County: CLEARFIELD

Comments:
LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE KANE FAMILY. THEY HAD RESIDED IN CLEARFIELD FOR MANY YEARS. MARY AND FRANK KANE ARE MY GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDFATHER, BOTH HAVE PASSED ON.

J. Pleshek - 08/12/98 13:46:04
My Email:Cameron8@Netcom.com
Surname(s): KING/SCOTT
County: Clearfield

Comments:
I am seeking information about my great-great grandparents Wilson KING and Mary Jane SCOTT. They are listed in the 1860 census for Clearfield County, PA. My great grandfather William Walter KING was born in Westover, Clearfield County, PA in 1852. I am s eking to find Wilson and Mary Jane's parents and birthplaces. Thanks.

Ashley Shank - 08/12/98 13:38:16
My Email:chanel@mail.microserve.net
Surname(s): FARNSWORTH; SMILEY; BAILEY
County: Clearfield CO

Comments:
I am trying to locate information about John Farnsworth(7-26-1786-10-15-1852) and his wife Susanna Smiley Turner(1/2/1793-10/11/1855 widow of John Turner), and her parents Daniel Smiley (1760-4/24/1834) and Elizabeth Bailey(1764-4/26/1835) John and Susanna were supposed to have lived along Muddy Creek in Clearfield Co. John was a raftsman. John was also married previously toElizabeth Dean they had 4 children. I know the names of their children, (John and Susanna's) but I don't know much else about them. I know nothing other than what can be seen above about Daniel and Elizabeth, and would appreciate anything that can be provided about either. Thank-you.

robert kirk - 08/11/98 20:26:13
My Email:ryker@bellsouth.net
Surname(s): KIRK
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Most of my families from Clearfield cty. Either married Blooms or Dales..From Curwensville, Lumber City Area...Thanks

Darlene Walk - 08/10/98 23:27:02
My Email:dmwalk@bellsouth.net
Surname(s): WALK/MCDONALD
County: Clearfield Co.

Comments:
Looking for information (parents, dob, dod, etc.) on James WALK and Jane MCDONALD, death certificate of son Richard D. WALK indicated they were both born in Clearfield Co. Birthplace of Richard listed as Houtsdale which maybe Houtzdale.

Diane Ronan - 08/10/98 21:40:45
My URL:http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/r/o/n/Diane-M-Ronan/
My Email:TeejusHere@aol.com
Surname(s): SHIRK, MATLACK, MCCRACKEN
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Looking for names and places for both parents and siblings of Clara Alice SHIRK 1855 - 1919, m. July 24, 1873 in Perry Co., PA to Jacob Sylvester MATLACK. Their children, most were born in New Millport, Clearfield Co, were: Paul MATLACK; William Bruce M TLACK b. 7/28/1874 m. Stella MCCRACKEN; Cyrus Aquilla MATLACK b. 7/21/1876; Minnie Irene MATLACK b. 4/17/1879, m. William John POWELL; Dora Grace MATLACK B. 3/16/1881; Jesse Sylvester MATLACK b. 6/21/1884, m. Delta Irene MCCRACKEN; Bessie Alica MATLACK b. 8/31/1886; Sarah May MATLACK b. 3/21/1889; James T. MATLACK b. 1895; Joseph D. MATLACK b. 1897; Nellie MATLACK. Thanks

CHARLES REED - 08/10/98 21:20:51
My Email:None
Surname(s): REED,MCCLINSEY
County: CLEARFIELD

Comments:
I,m looking for information on Matthew William REED (son of Amos REED) and Jemima Tilda MCCLINSEY. They were married in Clearfield around 1880.

Jim SPADE - 08/10/98 15:35:37
My Email:jspade2806@AOL
Surname(s): OPEDNHOFF
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Interested in any info on HANNAH OPEDNHOFF b. Dec 12 1886 d. Sep 11 1906 Buried in Utahville Cemetery. Named on same stone as JAMES SPADE

KATHY SAAVEDRA - 08/10/98 03:00:13
My Email:tsaavedra@linkline.com
Surname(s): MORRELL,WILLIAMS
County: CLEARFIELD

Comments:
My father Frank MORRELL was born in DuBois,PA 2/9/12. He left home at age 13 after his father died and his mother(Mary JOHNSON) married Wm.WILLIAMS. This is all my sister and I know. Help!

R. W. Gaylord - 08/09/98 16:12:00
My Email:rgaylord@tds.net
Surname(s): CUSTER, GAYLORD
County: CLEARFIELD

Comments:
My grandmother Grace A. CUSTER, was born in Osceola Mills, CLEARFIELD Co.,Pa. on June 20, 1875 and that is all I know about her. I would appreciate any clue to her parents identity. She Married my grandfather, John William GAYLORD in Mehoopany, Wyoming Co ,Pa.

Carl Gilliland - 08/08/98 20:44:22
My URL:http://www.toolcity.net
My Email:tjgil@toolcity.net
Surname(s): GILLILAND
County: ???

Comments:
Looking for any information for the above surname thank you very much. Carl

Robert C. Kramp - 08/08/98 02:58:11
My URL:http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/k/r/a/Robert-C-Kramp
My Email:bobkramp@aol.com
Surname(s): RUSSELL, HARTLEY, HESELTINE
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Thomas W. RUSSELL (1847-1928), and his siblings: Robert, Emma (mar. A. Forsyth), James Frederick (m. Mary E. Hughes), and David (or Daniel) emigrated from Durham Co, England, in 1881 to Houtzdale. Thomasí wife was Ellenore HARTLEY, dtr of William, and si ter of Mary Ann Hartley who married William Thomas HESELTINE. Heseltine children married into familes of MOREAU, DAINTY, and DRESSLER.

Robert C. Kramp - 08/08/98 02:54:44
My URL:http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/k/r/a/Robert-C-Kramp
My Email:bobkramp@aol.com
Surname(s): WAGNER, HOHNKE, SROCK, BONDIMER
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Charles Michael WAGNER (1849-1926), an immigrant from Pomerania (Prussia), had 3 children- William, Bertha, Matilda. He married 3rd time in 1888 to Henrietta STREICH, nee. HOHNKE, who had 3 children of her own- Otto, Julius and Martha. Charles had brother August Wagner, who m. Karoline BONDIMER, and sister, Augusta W. C. Wagner who m. Rudolf SROCK. Familes lived in area of Houtzdale (West Moshannon) since 1880ís.

Robert C. Kramp - 08/08/98 02:48:54
My URL:http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/k/r/a/Robert-C-Kramp
My Email:bobkramp@aol.com
Surname(s): KRAMP, MARSH, BERNDT, REHBIENE, STREICH, ALLOYAUD
County: Clearfield

Comments:
John KRAMP (1843-1907) and Hannah MARSH emigrated from Stolpe, Pomerania (Prussia) in 1881. Settled first in Peale (now a ghost town), then migrated to Beulah; then Ramey. They had 8 children. Attended St Johnís German Lutheran Church in Houtzdale. Child en married into familes of BERNDT, REHBIENE, KROUSE, STREICH, WAGNER, SCHESKI, SECHINGER, and ALLOYAUD. I have transcriptions of Kirchenbuch of St Johnís and some data on these familes buried at IOOF cemetery, Brisbin.

James George - 08/06/98 18:36:51
My Email:james.george@worldnet.att.net
Surname(s): Zumstein and Beers
County: Clearfield

Comments:
I'm seeking information on my family. They originally came from Pennsylvania to Chicago in the early part of the century. My grandfather was John Jacob ZUMSTEIN (bAug 23, 1893) of Clearfield County and my grandmother was the former Mary D. BEERS (bOct 2, 1898)of Altoona, PA. Their parents were John and Matilda ZUMSTEIN and Lydia Florence and Jerome F. BEERS, both of Pennsylvania. The BEERS were at least one additional generation in Pennsylvania. John and Matilda's parents came from (Bavaria)Germany Any help would be appreciated.

George Muir Barnes - 08/05/98 23:57:33
My URL:http://www.aol.com
My Email:IbeLQQKing@aol.com
Surname(s): MacLean - Thompson
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Husband: Archibald MacLean/McLean b. 8 Dec 1830 Milesmark, Dunfermline Married 12 Jan 1852 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Wife: Janet Thomson/Thompson b. est. 1820-1840 ? Buckhave, Fife, Sct. Children: Robert MacLean/McLean b. ? d. as an infant Thomas MacLean/McLean b. 3 Feb 1853 Dunfermline, Fife Jane MacLean/McLean b. 2 Dec 1854 Dunfermline, Fife Montgomery(ie) MacLean/McLean b. 4 Jan 1857 Milesmark, Fife James MacLean/McLean b. 15 Mar 1859 d. as an infant Margaret MacLean/McLean b. 23 Apr 1863 Dunfermline, Fife Archibald MacLean/McLean b. 11 Jan 1866 Dunfermline, Fife Looking for any information on above. Have no further information on the Thomson/Thompson's at all. The only info. I have, is on Margaret MacLean/McLean, who married William Hynd, on 31 Dec 1885 in Townhill, Dunfermline, Fife. They later came to Americ and settled in Clearfield Co., PA. I also have information that Montgomery(ie) married Thomas Beveridge, Sr. on 31 Dec 1877, also later coming to Clearfield Co., PA. Scetchy records show that Jane MacLean/McLean married a Davidson, unknown given name. Please let me know if you have any info.

George Muir Barnes - 08/05/98 23:52:15
My URL:http://www.aol.com
My Email:IbeLQQKing@aol.com
Surname(s): HENDERSON - HYND
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Husband: Lawrence Henderson b. est. 1798-1818 ? Scotland ? Wife: Mary Senior b. est. 1798-1818 ? Scotland ? Daughter: Catherine/Katherine Henderson b. 28 Feb 1834 Dunning, Perthshire Spouse: Alexander Hynd b. 12 May 1835 Kirkaldy, Fifeshire Please let me know if you have any information on Lawrence or Mary. I am also seeking Catherine/Katherine's sibs. Please let me know if you have any of these names.

Melinda Ledbetter - 08/05/98 21:57:36
My Email:melindaledbetter@hotmail.com
Surname(s): GEARHART
County: Clearfield

Comments:
I am looking for information on John Wesley GEARHART from West Decatur and his family. He was married to Annie West MC DOWELL. John was a farmer with 11 kids. His father was John S. GEARHART ( born 1818) and his mother was Elizabeth Ann SMITH(died 18 8). Any information about John Wesley or any of his relatives would be appreciated. I am willing to share what I know.

Sylvia Casher - 08/05/98 01:47:08
My URL:www.epix.net
My Email:casher@epix.net
Surname(s): CASHER, WILLIAM HENRY
County: CLEARFIELD CO.

Comments:
william Henry Casher was married to Margaret Snyder and lived in Cearfield ,Pa. They had 10 children one of whom is Hillary and my husband. Would like any info on his (Williams) parents. Birth dates, marrage date, death date. Just starting this genealo y and would like some help getting started. I want to do this for our 20th Family reunion in the year 2000. Thank you

Donna Miller - 08/05/98 00:56:14
My Email:Donnamelor@aol.com
Surname(s): CADWALLADER
County: Clearfield Co.

Comments:
Am interested in any info. re: Thomas Mifflin CADWALLADER, married to Nancy CARLISLE, parents of Joseph CADWALLADER, my great grandfather. Found Nancy and Thomas on 1850 census, Clearfield Co. Plan to be vacationing in area Aug.17-18. Thanks for any help-need parentage of Thomas. C

Linda Brown - 08/04/98 22:36:25
My Email:LBrown1030@aol.com
Surname(s): BAXTER
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Looking for information on grandfather John Baxter, Lived in Clearfield County during the years 1870-1900. First wife may have been Lucinda Slowbridge. Second wife (my grandmother) Cora Ainsley Baxter. Suppose to have had a son William who died. Any info you can give me is appreciated.

LuFletcher - 08/04/98 22:15:16
My Email:lufletch78@aol.com
Surname(s): ROSS
County: ClearfieldLevi

Comments:
Levi ROSS was born in Clearfield Co. in 1811. Later moved to Lawrence Co. Would like any information anyone might have. Thanks Lu Fletcher

David Huffman - 08/04/98 20:56:46
My Email:Davidh7450@aol.com
Surname(s): Kapliauski Ribinski
County: Clearfield Pa

Comments:
Am trying to locate information On Lithuanian Immigrants who settled in DuBois Pa. My Grandfather was a coal miner in Dubois from 1900 t0 1914 and then lost track of him. The names have a variety of spellings KAPLIAUSKI / KAPLOSKI/KOPLANSKI. I am only sure of the spelling of Ribinski. I would also be intersted in information of Coal mines around DuBois. Both of these families lived on South Ave from 1900 to 1914. Appreciate any help someone could give m. Please e-mail me.

Walt Kaiser - 08/04/98 03:31:35
My Email:kaiser@inforum.net
Surname(s): MORIARITY
County: CLEARFIELD

Comments:
Need ancestors of George Moriarity, had a wife Violet Ayers ? three children, George, Robert and Leah. Moved from Clearfield to Jersey Shore, Lycoming Co. in 1930's Thanks.

Jan Teinert - 08/02/98 22:10:07
My Email:rogert@preferred.com
Surname(s): ARMITAGE/SAdler
County: Clearfield

Comments:
I am researching on these surnames:ARMITAGE/KEPHEART/SADLER/ Thank you for any help. Jan Teinert

Jim - 08/02/98 13:24:48
My Email:jg006@aol.com
Surname(s): GALLAHER
County: Clearfield

Comments:
I have traced my sirname back to a James Gallaher ( my great-great-great-grandfather ) who settled in Clearfield County in 1806. He was a revolutionary soldier. I am trying to find out from where he came to settle in Clearfield County and back to when m ancestors came to America. I would appreciate any information about James Gallaher and his origin. Thanks Jim

Pat Spearman - 08/02/98 12:43:59
My Email:Spearman@icok.net
Surname(s): ASHMAN, PARFITT
County: Clearfield

Comments:
Looking for information on James ASHMAN, wife was Ann PARFITT ASHMAN. Know that son, Jacob R. ASHMAN was born at Oscheola, Jan 1, 1865.

Inger Stigerts - 08/01/98 23:10:04
My Email:danske@webtv.net
Surname(s): FERN, BOYLE,STIGERS
County: CLEARFIELD

Comments:
Searching for John and Susan Fern bd 1840 &1841 born in IRELAND; william Boyle md Margaret Myers; bd 1830 in IRELAND' JOHN G. STIGERS BD 1837 MD TO Mary Crowell

Al Hoover, Sr. - 08/01/98 01:08:11
My Email:hooverA@series2000.com
Surname(s): HOOVER
County: CLEARFIELD

Comments:
Would sincerely appreciate anyone who has access to the 1880 US Census for Clearfield County, Woodland area, to look up the name of FRANK HOOVER. Married to Victoria Haffley. Four Children: FRANK ALOYSIS, MARY, JOHN AND HOSEPH


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