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[NI138230] Killed by river pirates on the Ohio River near Gainesville

[NI138247] He only lived a year and thre e months

[NI138262] Eve & 2 sons (Henry &Mike) were taken by Indians when homestead attacked. Husb killed & other chdn got away. She was taken thru "Indian Path Valley" now called "Mosses Valley" on thru Blair Co. Then thru a gorge at Kittanning Point. Finally to Ft Detroit. Then sold to British for $100. (amount of money was related by Elizabeth Catharine Earnest w/o Dr. Simon Peter Earnest). She worked for British at Ft Detroit for 8 yrs. Purchased a pony & supplies placed in a little trunk. She walked & the chdn took turns riding. Came back not by the Indian Trail as they went, but by going over Allegheny Mtns, by Forbes Rd. She spent much time on her homeward journey at Ft Duquesne (1 yr) & onto Bedford Co. She is bur at Messsiah Luth Cem, Bedford Co, PA. She helped bld 1st ch by cooking for bldrs. By hanging out a red handkerchief when meals were ready. Liberated in 1883.

[NI138265] 1850 Census Bedford Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 17 Thos Hughes
40 257 270 Dibert Christly 46 M Farmer 1,500 Pa
Dibert Catharine 43 F Pa
Dibert Andrew 25 M Pa
Dibert Mary 22 F Pa
Dibert Elizabeth 16 F Pa
Dibert Johnathan 18 M Laborer Pa
Dibert Margaret 12 F Pa
Dibert Henry 2 M Pa
Dibert Eve 7 F Pa

[NI138267] 1850 Federal Census Union Twp., Bedford Co., PA
177/178 Henry STAMBAUGH, 42, Shingle Maker, Pa.
Elisabeth, 45, cannot read & write
John, 15, school
David, 8, school
Samule, 6
Sarah, 18, school
Lavina, 10, school
Mary Ann, 38

[NI138273] 1850 Census W Providence Twp, Bedford Co, PA214/215
31/31 George HERSHBERGER, 67, Farmer, $8000, Pa.
Mary, 61, Pa.
Mary A., 19
Wilson KELL, 14, school

[NI138280] Pension Papers: Civil War - Nattional Archives, Washington, DC

[NI138283] 1850 Census Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., PA 31 Aug 1850 John J Schell
38 23 24 Heckman Andrew 32 M W Farmer PA
Heckman Lydia 30 F W PA
Heckman John 5 M W PA
Heckman Henry 3 M W PA

[NI138292] Ora Kerr remembers her mother dying during child birth, a lot of blood & crying. Ora , Katie, Samuel & George lived with their father for a little while. He could not take care of them because of failing health & eye sight (glaucoma). Ora & Katie Haskin became wards of Mahala Raney Hadlow. They did housework. They were adopted by her & according to Fran Dickinson was very nice to them. The 2 boys were adopted by another family. From pictures it looks like Ora, Katie & Mahala worked at an Orphanage. Mrs. Hadlow sent Ora to business school. She went to San Francisco in 1893 & worked in a restaurant cutting bread. She worked in McCarthy's grocery store in Golden, CO where she met Gary Kerr.

[NI138305] Bill Boatright was shot down over Kassel, Germany during a bombing raid. He is bur. at Arlington nat'l Cem., in a mass grave. He was in a B-17. Several parachutes were seen , but no one survived.

[NI138320] In a baptismal record of the Protestant Church of Dalheim, Germany, Maria's parents are listed making her the sister of Carl Uhl. In her death record of 1758, she is listed as the daughter of Valentin Uhl (suggesting that her mother is already deceased).

[NI138324] Died at 8 months old

[NI138327] Use of the name Elisabeth for a second daughter emphasizes the custom of repeated use of a given name for a child when an earlier child of that name has died. Anna Elisabeth Uhl, age under one year when the family came to U.S., was not included in the immigrant family of Carl and Margaretha Uhl. One possible explanation would be her untimely death at sea as occurred with many young children of travelers at that time.

[NI138334] Michael Korns, s/o Michael, b Southampton Twp, moved to Jenner, Somerset Co., d there 1874. He m Hannah Lepley, & was father of Alexander, Simon L., Edmund, Matilda, Nancy, Elizabeth & Mary A. All of the sons are living on the home farm in 1884, which contained 320 acs. (Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Co.s, PA, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.)

[NI138347] Frederick Marchand, Jr. (1823-1878) was born in Preles, Berne, Switzerland just 7 months after his parents were married!!! He was a pioneer resident of Millersburg. His final citizenship papers were granted in 1842. He married Hannah Uhl, (1825-1902) in 1845. Born in Holmes Co., she was of PA Dutch descent. He was a carpenter & barn builder and worked on the "OH State House" building in Columbus, OH in the late 1840's.

[NI138361] It is believed that Mary Jane Uhl Leach came to Peoria area to be near her sister Eliza Uhl Brodbeck & relatives. It is unknow when her husb John d. She is bur with an infant child that d Apr 14 1877 in Peoria, IL

[NI138365] Killed in the explosion aboard the Ship "Sultana" while returning from the Civil War. Body never found. His friend did make it back to Millersburg & reported his death to his family. Information from: 102nd OH Infantry History & Story of the Sultana Disaster. Leander joined the 102nd OH Vol Inf in 1864 (age 19). Captured in Sep 1864 in action at Athens, AL. Was imprisoned at Selma & Cahawaba AL & exchanged Apr 22 1865. He & 80 men of the 102nd d near Memphis, TN in the explosion of the steamer "Sultana" on the Mississippi River, Apr 1865. The steamer, made to hold 376 people, left Vicksburg with some 2300 on board. 1700 Union vets (going home) d when the "Sultana" exploded from leaky boilers caused by the overcrowding. Leander & his friend Gardner, who enlisted with him, were thrown into the water. Leander could not swim & Gardner tried to save him. He couldn't save him because both men were in a weakened condition caused by their imprisonment. When Leander finally went down, Gardner was able to save himself & returned to Millersburg bringing the story of Leander's death to his family. Leander's body was never recovered.

[NI138370] Sanford Henry Marchand-"Uncle Sanky" (1854-1936) was born in Millersburg. Sanford was a millwright, housing contractor, lumber dealer, master carpenter & cabinet maker. He was considered more than just a "millwright" as he worked for Nordyke & Marmon milling machinery Co. installing the milling machinery & then building the mill around the machinery. He traveled extensively from Duluth to Memphis & the middle west. Since he was away from home much of the time he spent much of his time reading the "classics" & became known as a "classics" scholar. He was just 24 when his father died at 55. Since Leander died in the war, he was left as sole support for his mother, 3 brothers & 5 sisters. He performed faithfully, postponing his marriage until he was 36. He married Rosa Etta Hammond (11861-1952) in 1891 & had one child - Isha (married Frank Manly). All of his brothers & sisters regarded him with awe & respect since he put them all through high school (except Charlie). He served many terms as Democratic Party Mayor of Millersburg & member of the town council.

[NI138372] Charles Frederick Marchand (1857-1939). Considered the "blacksheep" of the family. Most of the family had little respect for Charlie who was always drunk. M Abbie Henderson in 1878. It is said that on one occasion he wrote home from VA asking for money to get home. He said he needed the money "because his leg had been amputated." Jesse, Alexander, & Lulu wanted to send their poor bro the money but Sanford refused to permit it. He told them "it's just one of his tricks to get money for drink." The money was not sent & in time Charlie walked into Millersburg on his own two legs. After his death his sister Annie saw that he was buried in the Uhl cem.

[NI138443] Never Married

[NI138444] Never Married

[NI138448] Never Married

[NI138459] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Albert Croyle Age: 45 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0148 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0783 County: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mary 36, Pennsylvania
NR Edward Peale 10, Pennsylvania

[NI138478] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Guss Pollrock State: PA Enumeration District: 0028 Color: W Age: 25 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0263 Co.: Luzerne Relation: Husband ImageNum: 03640046 Other Residents:
Wife Augusta 23, PA
Son Edward C 04, PA
Dau. Martha L 02, PA
Dau. Edith A NR, PA

[NI138503] Robert graduated from Piano Tuning College in Laporte, IN. He worked as a music technician in Winter's Music Store in Altoona, PA.

[NI138535] Johnstown paper. WEIGLE, Mrs. Mary (Varner), 84, South Fork, d 7:01 am Oct 4 1949, Mem. Hosp., Johnstown. Service 3:15 pm Fri Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, South Fork, Rev. E. N. Rombaugh. Bur South Fork Cem.

[NI138537] Johnstown paper on the 24 Nov 1893. SUDDEN DEATH AT SOUTH FORK. William Varner Expired Yesterday, After a Brief Illness Willaim Varner, s/o Adam Varner, who was a distant relative of Chief of Police Stephen R.Varner, of this city, d at his home in South Fork at 8 pm, after a brief illness. On Tue he was seized with cramps while at work, & from that time he began to fail rapidly. He was abt 30 yrs of age & is survived by his wife & 1 chld. The time for the funeral has not yet been set. William T.Varner died Nov.23,1893. He was m to Christina (Tina) Link.

[NI138571] 1860 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA by HA McPike, Aug 22, 1860
433 15 2844 2879 Dunmire Samuel 27 M farmer 500 PA
433 16 2844 2879 Dunmire Sarah 23 F PA

[NI138572] 1850 census Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 17 Oct 1850 by Wm. L. Shyrock
25 105 111 Pergon John 47 M W Shoemaker 180 Pa
26 105 111 Pergon Catherine 32 F W Pa
27 105 111 Pergon Lucinda 13 F W Pa
28 105 111 Pergon Mary A. 3 F W Pa
1860 census Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 29 Aug by H.A.McPike
40 2970 3009 Pergrin John 57 M Farmer 350 300 Penna
1 2970 3009 Pergrin Catherine 42 F Penna
2 2970 3009 Pergrin Mary A. 14 F Penna
3 2970 3009 Pergrin Martin 10 M Penna
4 2970 3009 Pergrin Jeremiah 5 M Penna

[NI138573] Johnstown Trib-Demo, Aug 23 1950 PAUL, Mrs. Mary J., 75, of 722 Clark St at 7:30 am Aug 22 1950, Mem'l Hosp; b Mineral Point May 18 1875 d/o Samuel & Mary (Pergrim) Shaffer. Was wid/o Moody S. Paul. who d in 1947. Survived by these chdn: Murna w/o Jacob Eckstein, Fontana, CA; Hadley E m Mildred Gordon, Elmira, NY; Mildred w/o Paul Johns, Pittsburgh; Rev Harry G m Fern Foust, Connellsville; Homer M m Marian Epplett, 432 Luther Rd; Robert m Laura Saylor, & Mary, all at home; also a bro Levi Shaffer, 720 McMillen St, & a nephew, Arryl Paul, Springfield, MO. The last mentioned is now visiting in Johnstown. Memb Beulah EUB Ch & Dorcas Bible Class of that ch. Friends received 7-10 pm Tue & 2-5 & 7-10 pm Wed at Geisel Funeral Home, serv at 2 pm Thu, Rev. J. Byron Bishop. Bur Richland Cem.

[NI138574] Johnstown Trib Jan 29 1947 Funeral of Mr. Paul. Funeral servs for Moodey {sic} S. Paul, 70, 722 Clark St, Dale, retired pattern shop foreman at Johnstown Lorain Works, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp, who d yesterday, will be held at 2:30 pm Fri at Geisel Funeral Home by Rev. F. E. Hetrick, pastor of Beulah EUB Ch. Bur Richland Cem. Friends being received at funeral home. Mr. Paul, an active memb of Beulah Ch, serv as treas of Sun school for a number of yrs. He was memb of bldg committee that planned present edifice. Mr. Paul was b in IL Apr 7 1876 s/o Emanuel & Elizabeth (Strayer) Paul. Surviving are widow, Mary Jane (Shaffer) Paul, & 7 chdn: Mrs. Murna Eckstein, Cresson; Rev. Harry Paul, pastor of Geistown EUB Ch; Homer Paul, Geistown; Hadley Paul, Wheeling, WV; Mrs. Mildred Johns, Pittsburgh, & Robert & Mary Paul, both at home.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Moody S Paul Age: 34 State: PA Color: W Dist 8154 B Pl: IL Visit: 0432 Co: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Mary L 34, PA
Dau Mary E 12, PA
Dau Merna M 09, PA
Son Hadley E 07, PA
Dau Mildred G 05, PA
Son Harry G 02, PA

[NI138583] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William Harker Age: 44 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0102 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0246 County: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Margaret 34, PA
Daughter Annie 17, PA
Daughter Elizabeth 16, PA
Daughter Zalia 12, PA
Son Sanford 10, PA
Son Ira 08, PA
Daughter Ornie 06, PA

[NI138584] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Ben Harker Age: 38 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0102 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0102 County: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Julia 28, PA
Son John 16, PA
Daughter Mary 13, PA
Daughter Sadie 12, PA
Daughter Ollie 09, PA
Daughter Florence 05, PA
Son Clarence 05, PA

[NI138610] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph Shoemaker Age: 68 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0097 B-Pl: PA Visit: 0202 Co: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Sarah Jane 58, PA
Son John 20, PA
Son Burley N 19, PA
Daughter Kathryn E 23, PA
Johnstown Trib Jan 22 1929 pg.17 Nanty Glo, Jan 22 - Funeral servs for Joseph Albert Shoemaker, aged 87 yrs, A Civil War vet, d of infirmates incident to age yesterday morn at his resid on Hill St., will be at 2:30 pm Thu in Progressive Breth Ch at Munday's Corner, of which the deceased was a memb. Rev. Guy Gooderham, pastor of the local Christian & Missionary Ch will be in charge of the serv, Bur in the ch cem, in charge of Undertaker Carl Davis, Conemaugh. 6 gsons of the deceased will be pallbearers. He was native of Jackson Twp. s/o Jacob & Margaret (Dunmire) Shoemaker. He was a retired farmer & is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sara Jane (Rager) Shoemaker, who he m Jun 24 1870. The following chldn survive; Mrs. James Skelly, Wilmore; Mrs. Elmer Rodkey, Vinco; Mrs. Irvin Bellford, Nanty Glo; John Shoemaker, Redhouse, NY; & Burley Shoemaker, Nanty Glo. 4 chldn preceded Mr. Shoemaker to the grave. He is also survived by 24 gchldn & 12 ggchldn. Joseph Shoemaker enlisted Aug 15 1862. He was a cpl in Co G. 111th Cav, & was discharged Jun 8 1865. Cpl Shoemaker served under Capt Skelly.

[NI138612] 1850 census Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 17 Oct 1850 by Wm. L. Shyrock
3 115 123 Shoemaker Margaret 53 F W
4 115 123 Shoemaker Mary 15 F W
5 115 123 Shoemaker Jacob 12 M W
6 115 123 Shoemaker Catherine 9 F W
7 115 123 Shoemaker Joseph 7 M W
1860 census Jackson Twp., Cambria Co., PA Enumerated 28 Aug by H.A.McPike
18 2953 2992 Shoemaker Margaret 65 F 100 Penna
19 2953 2992 Shoemaker Catherine 18 F Penna
20 2953 2992 Shoemaker Joseph 16 M farm laborer Penna
21 2953 2992 Burkhart Samuel 3 M Penna

[NI138635] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harvey M Lamison Age: 49 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 8154 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0336 County: Cambria Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Ella Z 52, PA
Son Howard M 27, PA
Daughter Emily M 25, PA
Son Walter E 22, PA
Son Herbert J 16, PA
Daughter Marion J 14, PA

[NI138646] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
John B Shaffer Age: 46 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0128 B- Pl: PA Visit: 0300 Co: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Annettie 42, PA
Son Lester B 20, PA
Dau-in-law Frieda E 19, PA

[NI138650] Warren Krise was a former school teacher, principal, elected alderman who served 3 terms, & an insurance agent in Roxbury, a suburb of Johnstown, Cambria Co, PA. Mr. Krise was also a 32nd degree Mason & memb of Williamsport Consistory & other Masonic groups.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Warren S Krise Age: 41 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0128 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0110 County: Cambria, Johnstown Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Ella G 40, PA
Dau Lois G 15, PA
Dau Ruth 14, PA
Son George W 12, PA
Son Fred W 10, PA
Son Bennie F 08, PA
Son Harry J 06, PA
Son Charles H 04, PA
Dau Elizabeth M 02, PA
1 non-relative

[NI138654] He was a vet of WWII & d of heart condition brought on by effects of mustard gas, with which he was overcome on the battlefront in WWII.

[NI138657] Doc played football for Franklin & Marshall College. He was on the police force in Johnstown, & later he worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

[NI138707] There were 10 chldn b to this marriage. John & Mary's son Adam Vancil m his cousin Catherine, daug of Emanuel Penrod, Mary's bro. Ethnicity/Relig.: 7th Day German Bapts. John Vansel was the son of Edmond Vansel.

[NI138709] According to the census records, there were 4 sons b to this m by 1784. Solomon & wife Sarah are found in 1784 Census of Somerset Co. as having 6 in the family. In the settlement of John Penrod's estate 1799 the father holds a note due from Solomon as well as others. Solomon was in KY by 1795 & settle in Logan Co, KY & is bur there.

[NI138710] Little is known abt Peter. In 1803 he sold some land in Fayette Co PA (possibly in preparation for moving to KY). 1806- Peter sells land in Muhlenberg Co, KY & says he is going back to PA. However no record of Peter was found after 1806 in Fayette or Westmoreland Co, PA. The story has been told when Peter was in Muhlenberg, KY he was excommunicated from the Church for owning slaves & that is why he sold his land & left.

[NI138711] Drusilla & Philip had 9 chldn. The Penrod Family lists heirs as: Philip Kimmel III, b in Pa; Daniel; Benjamin; John; George; David; Mary ( Mariah) m. Allen Penrod; Jane m. Samuel Penrod; Catherine.

[NI138712] There were 10 chldn b to this m. David s/o John Sr. b. 1758 & d 1836 in Somerset Co. PA. 1798 Settlement of Estate of John Shontz names David & his wife. Margaret Shontz mention David & his wife. Will of David Penrod 23 Jun 1836; probated 3 Oct 1836 - Will book 3 p 268 Somerset Co.. Heirs: 1. John; 2. Michael m (1) Jane Ritter, (2) Katheryn Moore; (3) _____ Barrone, Michael had a son Elijah who m Hannah Bausch; 3. Jane m Keziah McCauley; 4. David m Margaret (Peggy) Ritter; 5. James Allen m Rose Ann McGlauflen; 6. Solomon m. Rebecca Broadus; 7. Joseph m. Mary Jane Lantz Gilbert; 8. Abraham; 9 Issac; 10. Jacob. Somerset Co. separated from Bedford Co. approximately Oct. 1795.

[NI138715] They had at least 4 chldn. Emanuel was m to Fanny Long & one other. In 1810 Emanuel is in KY & has 6 in his family. His daug Catherine m her cousin Adam Vancil. Adam was s/o Mary Penrod, who was a sis to Emanuel. The heirs of John Penrod, s/o Emanuel, are listed as b in Union Co., IL. John d 15 Aug 1843. There is what appears to be a migration of Penrods from OH & KY to IL around 1815.

[NI138717] The exact number of chldn is not known but according to tax records, there were at least 6. He was shot abt 1800 on his land in KY

[NI138719] Israel is on the tax list of Tuscrawarus Co., OH in 1809, NE 1/4 of Section 21. He is also listed in the probate court records of Somerset Co., PA "personally appeared before me" 24 Feb 1811. This date is in conflict with the 1809 tax list, unless this is another Israel. The 1830 Census of Tuscrawarus Co., lists an Israel as living in Bucks Twp. He d intestate. Letters & Bond issued on the Will of Israel Penrod Oct 1836. Jacob Miller was appointed executor of the Estate of Israel, his widow declined such duty, her name is not however mentioned in the Administrative order.

[NI138721] He served on the grand jury in Athens Co., OH in 1808 & his estate was appraised in 1818. Son, Peter Penrod was b in OH 1812 & m Amy Wood 17 Dec 1835. Amy was b 1815. Eleazer Penrod is found in 1796 on a Tax List of Quemahoning Twp, PA. Eleazer was on the militia rolls of Bedford Co. , PA in 1783-1790. In 1799 he is found in the notes due to the Estate of John Penrod, Sr. John Penrod Sr. explains in his will how these notes are to be evened out. In 1800 he is in the 1800 Census of Quemahoning Twp, Somerset Co, PA with 3 whites in his family.

[NI138722] 1850 Federal census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
337 60 Penrod John 51 M Farmer PA
Susanna 51 F PA
Henry 19 M PA
Harriet 16 F PA
Gumbert Susanna 4 F PA
Forney Matty 30 F PA
Penrod Barbara 77 F PA

[NI138726] John Penrod was an early settler near Berlin, Somerset Co, PA & while a young man was drowned in a stream near Berlin.

[NI138736] Phillip Kimmel 1756-1820, according to a letter written Oct. 16, 1864 by Soingleton Husband Kimmel to Gen. Anthony Kimmel; Phillip Kimmel left Somerset Co. in a huff with the rest of his family & his friends abt the yr 1800. He went to the Green in KY where he amassed a considerable fortune making salt. This after the death of his 1st wife Druscilla Penrod, who was the mother of a large family, among them John, Dan & George all of whom settled in Union Co., IL. They went to IL abt 1812-1813. Philip & David remained in KY & have lge families. There were then in 1868 no other Kimmels in KY. Kimmels & Penrods of German stock. The Kimmels from Frankfort, Germany several generations back.

[NI138744] Somerset Daily Amer obtained at Somerset Co. Hist. Soc. Roy W. RODDY, Ligonier, d Nov 2 1982 in Ligonier. b Apr 1 1916, he was preceded in death by his father, Homer RODDY & daug, Harriet Louise. Survived by mother, Cora (RODDY) KNUPP; stepfather, Noah; wife Margaret; & these chldn: 2 sons Roy William & Clark; & 2 daugs, Nancy & Carol; 4 half-bros, Glenn, Richard, Clarence & Ronald; 2 half-sis, Mrs. Harry GATES & Mrs. Gene McDOWEL; 14 gchldn; 2 ggchldn; & a number of nieces & nephews. Retired employee of Idlewild Pk. Family will receive Friends from 7 - 9 pm Wed & 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Thu at Owen Wolford Funeral Home, 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. Funeral serv 10 am Fri, Rev. Sherrill J. Fritts. Bur Stahlstown Cem.

[NI138746] Somerset,PA Daily Amer 1981 (obtained from Somerset Historical Society) RODDY Anna M. (BUDZINA) RODDY, 36, Somerset, formerly of Boswell, d Aug 9 1981, as a result of an auto accident. b Aug 24 1944, Somerset. d/o Joseph & Sophie (JANECZEK) BUDZINA. Preceded in death by father, who d Dec 31 1979. Survived by mother, Boswell; husb Roy William & 3 chldn: Billy, Cathy & Chris, all at home; sis of Ronald & Donald, both of Boswell; foster sis of Elaine, Quemahoning, MD. Memb Laurel Hill Gospel Tabernacle, Jennerstown. Employee of Green Gables Restaurant & Mountain Playhouse. Friends received from 7-9pm Mon & 2-4pm & 7-9pm Tue At the Hoffman Funeral Home, 409 Main St., Boswell, servs will be held at 10:30am Wed, Rev. Chauncey J. Ickes officiating. Bur Jenner-Crossroads Cem.

[NI138756] J-town Trib-Demo & the Somerset Daily Amer obtained at the Somerset Co. Hist. Soc. RODDY, John D., 80, Kantner Ave, Somerset, d May 20, 2000 at home. b Oct 7 1919 in Zimmerman, Somerset Co., s/o Morris R. & Nora E. (MEYERS) RODDY. Preceded in death by parents & sis' Ethel RODDY, Edna BLACK & Mary WILLIAMS. Survived by wife of 47 yrs, Edna LAPE; daugs, Betty Ann, w/o Edward R. MAURER, Stoystown; & Doris Jean, w/o Raymond GATES, Somerset; gchldn, John MAURER, m to Pamela KRAUSE, Jennerstown; Stacey (MAURER), m to Dr. Randall BITTNER, Virginia Beach, VA; William B. MAURER, Middletown; Robert McCULLEY, Newport News, VA; & Robert GATES; & ggchldn, David, Carling & Brock BITTNER; Ryan MAURER; Kyle & Jessica DREBOT; & Katie & John GATES. Bro of Clarence, m to Rachel WATKINS, Somerset; Dorothy HARTMAN, Windber; Bernadine, w/o Warren STERNER, Rockwood; & James & wife Sue, Dayton OH. Memb Zion-Hoffman Evan Luth Ch, Jenner Rod & Gun Club, & Jenner Local 1742, UMWA. Also a memb Somerset Lodge 438, IOOF, for 51 yrs. Worked in area coal mines for 27 yrs & for PA Turnpike Commission for 6 yrs, having retired in 1973. Friends received from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Mon & from 10 am until time service at 11 am Tue at Hoffman Funeral Home, Allegheny St, Boswell, Rev. Kathleen A. Kuehl officiating. Bur Somerset Co. Mem Pk.

[NI138757] Somerset Daily Amer obtained at Somerset Co. Hist. Soc. Edna V. (LAPE) RODDY, 82, Stoystown, formerly of Somerset d Aug 4 2000 at home of daug Betty Ann. b Nov 19 1917 Jenner Twp, d/o A. O. "Gus" & Virginia (McAVOY) LAPE. Preceded in death by parents, husb of 47 yrs John D. on May 20, 2000, sis Alma LUNDQUIST & bro John William LAPE. Survived by daug Betty Ann w/o Edward R. MAURER, Stoystown & Doris Jean w/o Raymond GATES, Somerset. Gchldn: John MAURER m to Pamela KRAUSE, Jennerstown; Stacy (MAURER) m to Dr. Randall BITTNER, Virginia Beach, VA; William B. MAURER, Middletown; Robert McCULLEY, Newport News, VA & Robert GATES, MD. Ggchldn: David, Carling & Brock BITTNER, Ryan MAURER, Kyle & Jessica DREBOT & Katie & John GATES. Sis', Maxine, w/o Norbert BAKER, Lois w/o J. Robert BROUGHER, & Doris w/o David TROYER, all of Somerset, & bros Charles m to Ruth OGLINE, Sipesville, Ralph m to Betty GOSS, Cape Coral FL, & Foster m to Kathryn STAHL, Gray. Also numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives. Memb Zion-Hoffman Evan Luth Ch. Had been a teacher's aide for the former Jenner-Boswell School Dist from 1967 to 1969. Friends received 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Sun & 10 am until service at 11 am Mon at Hoffman Funeral Home, Allegheny St, Boswell, Rev. Kathleen A. Kuehl officiating. Bur Somerset Co. Mem Pk.

[NI138769] Will of Peter Penrod, Deceased. "In the name of the beloved father of all, I Peter Penrod of Wayne Twp Tuscrawarus Co. & state of OH do make & publish this my last will & Testament. It is my will that my estate be disposed of in the following order. 1st it is my will that my just debts be pd fully. 2nd It is my will that my beloved son Isiah receive $150, 3rd that my beloved daug Sarah receive $150. 4th that my beloved son Henry receive $150, 5th That my beloved son Elija receive $150, 6th that the sons of Frederick Penrod receive $150, 7th that my beloved daug Julia Ann receive $150, 8th that my beloved son John, 9th that the remaining portion of my estate be divided equally amongst my legal heirs. In testimony hereof I set my hand & seal this 3 March 1874. /s/ Peter Penrod "X" Witness by Frederick Hoeger & John Beufer, submitted for probate 28 April 18 1877.

[NI138814] 1860 Census - There is a Peter Penrod, m to an Elizabeth, his age is 30 (b. 1830) b in OH. Children of the family & ages in 1860 are: Mary I. age 7; George W. age 5; Martha age 3; Benjamin age 1.
Peter Penrod Jr was injured in thrashing accident, which effected his mind. In the 1870 US census of Tuscrawarus Co. Wayne Twp he was listed as "insane" & denied his voting rights, Age 42.

[NI138816] Death Certificate, Tuscrawarus Co., age at death 82Y 3M 25D, parents Mary Ellen Shoup & Peter Penrod

[NI138821] Data in June 1900 US census, Barbara is listed as head of household, with son Grant, Daughter Alice, & Granddaughter, Myrtle V. living in her house, Listed number of births for Barbara is 8, 7 of which are still living at the census date.

[NI138824] Henry & Elizabeth apparently met before the Penrod family moved from Holmes Co. to Tuscrawarus, their marriage license was issued in Holmes but the marriage was performed in Tuscrawarus. Henry worked at the blacksmith trade east of Sugarcreek until his death. After his death Elizabeth probably returned to Holmes Co. & remained. There is a marriage license issued for Mrs Elizabeth Penrod in Holmes May 28, 1874 & Abraham Gerber.

[NI138834] She graduated from HS. In her last 2 yrs of HS she lived with a neighbor, Miss Sally Harrison, where she helped kept house for room & board. She was a good baseball player, earning a letter in that sport from Varina. After graduation, she went to work for the Amer Tobacco Co. She m James R. Martin, age 44, Pickens, Anderson Co, SC on Dec 27 1937. James serv in the WWI where he lost his right arm. He was a superintendent of Ft Harrison Nat'l Cem. Mildred quit work after getting m. They were m until his death at the age of 72 on Feb 27 1967. They had 1 son, James Richard Martin, Jr.
Mrs. Mildred R. Martin, 75 of Mechanicsville, d Mon Nov 29 1993. She is survived by her son, James R. Martin, Jr., Mechanicsville; a bro Cecil Ross; 3 gchldn. Remains rest at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. where the family will receive friends, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Wed. A graveside serv at 2:00 pm Thu at Fort Harrison Nat'l Cem. In lieu of flowers contributions to East Hanover Vol Rescue Squad.

[NI138837] William Jacob Harden, migrated to South Dakota about 1905 and many Harden descendants live in SD

[NI138845] SCHELLSBURG, Mar 15. - Mr. S. B. Long, of whose sickness I have at different times made mention, breathed his last 9:30 Thu morn, Mar 9 aged 58 y, 2 m & 11 ds. He always lived in or near Schellsburg. 1st m Ms Fisher. After her death, Laura Williams. 4 cldn were b to 1st wife & 3 cldn to 2nd wife. To the 1st: Howard, Wood, Griffin & Ross, & 2nd: Marie, Frank & Thelma. All are living. He was a memb. M.E. Ch. since 1868 & Sun school superintendent at the time of his death also belonged to I.O.O.F. Bur. Schellsburg Cem, Sat 2 pm. A very large funeral cortege followed his remains to their last resting place. His pastor, Rev. M. J. Runyan, officiating, assisted by Rev. Warlick, Mann's Choice, also Rev. Johnston, Schellsburg Seminary. He was a blacksmith & a fine mechanic, an exemplary citizen & was held in high esteem by the people of the town & the surrounding country. He enjoyed a large circle of friends, very warm friends, who will sadly miss his familiar figure from our St.s, as will he be missed by his associates in the work in Ch. & Sun school.

[NI138879] After Henry's death Elizabeth probably returned to Holmes Co. & later rem Abraham Gerber.

[NI138946] William Franklin, (WF) or Frank was b around Barrs Mills, OH. As a young man he was noted as being a fine musician in his area, he & his bro Clark played extensively for dances. He met his wife Mary Z. while doing carpenter work for her father. They 1st lived in Berlin, Oh, then Sandridge, eventually in the Sugarcreek area. House on Maple St, later moving to the east side of town, & at one time lived near the square in Shanesville, Oh. WF had a carpenter shop just across from Moomaw's brickyard. He eventually built a house on the hill in Shanesville. He moved to Alliance, Oh. Building a house on the Homeworth Rd, Alliance, OH it was in this house that he d. Memb. Church of the Brethren. He was Cabinet Maker, Carpenter.

[NI138984] She was very devoted to her family, nothing was more important than her family. Was a very kind loving woman. Memb. 1st Church of the Brethern.

[NI138989] Ruth d in the Alliance City Hosp after a short illness. What exactly it was that she d from is uncertain. Ruth was retarded, due to a high fever when she was a baby. Ruth never m & did not progress much beyond the 2-4 level depending on what it was she was asked to do. She always spoke with broken baby talk, only those close to her were able to understand what she was trying to say.

[NI138990] Paul was found dead in his barber shop, actual cause undetermined, death appeared to be sudden, foul play not suspected. Heart was most likely the cause of death.

[NI139065] Alliance Review David Jones Jr, Age 66, 11411 Jennings Ave d 10:30 AM Wed at his following an extended illness. Mr Jones was b Dec 3 1923 s/o David & Elizabeth Binkley Jones & lived in the area all his life. He retire from Amer Steel Foundries where he worked as a millwright. Survived by wife of 40 yrs, a daug Mrs James Leeson, 2 sons Jeffery & Jamie, 5 gchldn, bur Alliance City Cem.

[NI139099] Cal. Md. St. Papers, supra, p.42, lists a Joseph Walker as taxable in the Eastern Branch Hundred for 1733. A Joseph had a patent for Walker’s Laying, 180 acres in Anne Arundel Co., on 14 August 1746. Settlers of MD, 1731-1750, supra, p. 233

[NI139100] received a Revolutionary War pension while a resident of TN (S3446), said that he was b in Prince George on 16 April 1754. Some Pioneers From Wilkes Co., NC, p.11. This Isaac was listed in the 1776 census as being the s/o Joseph Walker, Sr.

[NI139103] Nathaniel Walker is on the 1808 Knox tax rolls with 100 acres, 1 white male above 21 & five horses or mules. Nathaniel Walker is on the 1809 Knox tax rolls with 100 acs on Craigs Creek, 1 white male above 21 & 4 horses or mules. A "Nathl." Walker appears on a 1816 Knox tax list. For some reason the Knox Co. Court pd him $2.50 on 22 Oct 1800, & he & Jesse were pd for road work in Mar 1805. Knox Co. Order Book A, pp.10, 153. Nathaniel Walker is on a list of persons owed money by Knox Co. at the Nov 1806 Term of Court. Supra, p.220. He is Bur. in Walker family Cem., Saline Co., MO, located in Twp 50, Range 22, Section 27. He is Bur. beside his wife, Margaret, who was b 11 Feb 1789 & d 9 Jan 1859. Saline Sentiments pub., Tombstone Inscriptions from cemeteries in Saline Co., MO, v. VI, p.49. He was a slaveholder. Jackson, ed., MO 1850 Slave Schedule Census Index, p.360. He was a well-known character out of pioneer days in Saline Co., known as Old Uncle Natty. He was a famous hunter, who sometimes wore moccasins, but more often went barefoot. MO Historical Society, History of Saline Co., MO, pp.184-5, 495. He appears on the Whitley Co. tax rolls only in 1827. He apparently made an exodus with the rest of the clan that went to MO; he filed suit in Whitley Circuit Court over some land, his brother Jesse acting as his agent in an affidavit dated 3 Oct 1826. He appears as a resident of Saline Co. in the 1830 MO census, & remained such in later censuses.

[NI139113] Samuel Wilcoxson/Wilcoxon Walker6. b 13 August 1782, Wilkes Co., NC, m Nancy Enyard Farris 14 April 1812 in KY (probably Knox Co.). He appears on the 1808 Knox tax rolls with 1 white male above 21 & five horses or mules. He appears on the 1809 Knox tax rolls with no land, 1 white male above 21 & five horses/mules. He appears on an 1816 Knox tax list; he appears on the Whitley tax rolls from 1819 (a slaveholder) to 1827. I have confirmed his burial at the Machpelah Cem., Lexington, Lafayette Co., MO. His grave stone recites that Samuel W. d 17 Mar 1849, aged 66 years, 7 months & 4 days; ignoring leap years, that places his birth on 13 August 1782. A Samuel Walker appears in the 1830 MO census as a resident of Lafayette Co., & he appears as Samuel W. in the 1840 census. He is Bur. beside Nancy E., whose gravestone is said to reflect that she was b on 13 Jan 1792 & d on 16 Mar 1882.

[NI139126] Joel was a substantial landowner in Johnson Co., & obtained a land grant (and thus was in the Co.) as early as Nov 1834. Williams & Williams, Johnson Co., MO 1840 Census & Original Land Grants, p.176. It is said he moved to LaFayette Co. in 1825 & came to Johnson Co. in 1830; the date of his departure from KY is supported by the appearance of Joel Walker on the Whitley Co. tax list in 1819 & his absence after 1825. I have a copy of what may be his original signature as witness on a bond in Whitley Circuit Court dated 20 Jul 1825. A memb Bapt ch, Liberty, he was liked by all & liberal to a fault. Kansas City Historical Co, The History of Johnson Co., MO, p.650-1. He lived at Hazel Hill settlement. Supra, p.214. He & his wife were original membs of Liberty Bapt Ch, which was located near Liberty Cem. & organized in May of 1836. Supra, pp.654-5. By the 1840 Census he was enumerated in Johnson Co. He was a slaveholder. Jackson, ed., MO 1850 Slave Schedule Census Index, p.359. A Joel P. Walker was a prominent citizen of Jackson Co., but records show him to be from a different family. The 1850 Johnson Co. census shows Joel W. & Cynthia, aged 61 & 52, respectively, & both b in NC,They had 7 others living in the household. Note that The History of Johnson Co., MO, supra, tells a story abt the naming of a child, Malinda Jobe. She was b abt. 1825, so she was probably m by the time of the census. The story also implies the existence of other chldn by the time Malinda was b. 1850 Johnson Co. census shows Joel W. & Cynthia, aged 61 & 52, respectively, & both b in NC
Malinda Jobe Walker. 24 b MO
Elizabeth Walker, 25, b MO.
Mary S. Walker, 16, b MO.
Whitfield Walker, 18, b MO.
Joel Walker, 13, b MO.
James Walker, 9, b MO.
Eliza Walker, 6, b MO.

[NI139136] A James B. Sears appears in Saline Co., MO in the 1830 census, & a Sears was a Henry Co. pioneer in 1831-32, at the same time several Walkers were establishing themselves there.

[NI139142] He was on the Whitley tax rolls (landless) from 1819 to 1825. Broyles, supra, p.243. He obviously departed with the rest of the Walkers. Pleasant Walker appears in the 1830 MO census in Lafayette Co

[NI139146] Chldn:
i. MRS ALBERT3 PETZKE-GIESE, d. after sister Katherine.
ii. MRS ALVIN PETZKE-PECK, d. died after sister Katherine.
v. MRS GEORGE PETZKE-ALEXANDER.
vi. MRS WILLIAM PETZKE-MARQUARDT.
vii. MRS WILLIAM PETZKE-BENNELL.

[NI139160] Never married

[NI139166] was born Zellhoefer, then adopted at 4 years old by Melchoir and Katherine (Ragatz) Klotz

[NI139171] Pallbearers were twin sisters Vernice & Vivien, and cousins Coline & Hilma Zick. Hilma Zick d of diptheria a mo later, 10/20/1920

[NI139220] They first came to Jersey City and then in about 1884 settled in Cincinnati, OH, on Jackson St., where the Grau family lived next door. He had a furniture store in both Cincinnati & New York City. Clementine was very active in German society & an officer in Liederkranz, a German musical society. At the time of his death he was a superintendant of the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. of which he had earlier been Pres. He also owned a saloon near 6th & Walnut until 1903.

[NI139228] Autobiography- To begin, I was b in Germany, Jul 1863 & went to school there until I was 14 yrs of age, during the 2 later yrs of which I studied both English & French. My father & mother were both excellent musicians, my father being the leader of a large orchestra, & was engaged by the City of Mittweida, Saxony, as orchestra conductor for many yrs until his death. My mother was also a musician & vocal soloist of a most enviable fame, & featured in opera & concert singing for many yrs previous to her marriage with my father. We had a music school in our home in which Father taught the violin while Mother taught music & voice culture, & here I studied violin, drum & piano until our removal to Amer. I had 2 bros & 2 sis's. My youngest bro, Max, being highly talented in a musical way, became a most proficient violin cellist, & taught this instrument in the Univ of Cincinnati during the early '90s, his labors ceasing only through his untimely death. During this same period, one of my sis's, Jenny, was engaged as teacher of voice in the Cincinnati College of Music. I will state here, that it was through my sis after she had m a young Amer. named Adolph Maier in Liepzig, Germany, where Mr. Maier was studying the piano at the Conservatory of Music, that our family moved to Amer. I had been on a visit with my m step-sis, Mrs. Marie Radloff (the child of my father's 1st wife), in Chemnitz (Saxony) where I caught a serious case of typhoid fever & was seriously sick until almost a yr later. Finally, after I was all cured, being not quite 20, they allowed me to follow my mother, m sis Jenny & bro Max, who were already settled in Cincinnati. They had moved to Jackson St. near 12th. I arrived in Cincinnati in 1884, when I was less than 21 yrs old. My main ambition at that time was to learn to read, write & speak the English language fluently. Being without funds, I fortunately secured a position within 10 days with Chas. Scribner & Sons, wholesale book dealers on Elm St., near 4th St. The 1st 3 mos of my employment with this concern, I received the magnificent stipend of $3 per wk, after which time, my salary was increased to the substantial figure of $6 per wk (a very good salary in those days for a young man). During evenings & in every spare moment of my time, I pursued the study of English most diligently, & before any great time elapsed, I considered myself the master of it; at least, sufficiently so, to allow me to transact all my business & correspondence in the English language. After joining the Turnverein on Walnut St., I went there every Sun afternoon to listen to the Turner Band rehearsing, & in the absence of the drummer on one of these visits, I took his place & rehearsed with the orchestra. The band leader, being impressed with my ability in music, assted me in obtaining a position with the Concordia Band as Tympanist at $18 per wk, the band at that time playing at the famous old Atlantic Garden on Vine St. From this time on, I played with many of the leading musical organizations, including the Theodore Thomas Orchestra in the 1st Cincinnati May festival, Michel Brand's Cincinnati Orchestra & John Weber's Band. Later on I took a position at Heuck's theater with Adam Weber's orchestra, where I played for over 5 yrs. So far success had beamed upon my efforts, so at this time, desiring to enter the musical field in a business way, I started to take lessons in piano tuning & repairing from a man named Charles Zeller, at the same time retaining my position at the theater, which now netted me $25 per wk, & within 2 yrs of practical work in tuning & repairing, felt fully qualified to enter the field as an independent piano tuner & repair man. One day in taking stock of my combined earnings, I found that I had saved enough to start a small music store, which I did on Vine St. opposite Heuck's theater in the Hanover bldg in 1889. 6 mos later I formed a partnership with Mr. Ernst Steinke, a friend then employed in the Atlas Nat'l Bank. We formed an organization known as Otto Grau & Co, which later was changed to The Grau Piano Co. when we incorporated in 1890 & moved to the southwest corner of 4th & Elm St.s, where we carried some of the leading makes of pianos in the country, including The Steinway, Knabe, Kranich & Bach, Geo. Steck & Lindeman & Sons. I was 27 yrs of age when I was m & by my 1st wife I had 7 chldn: Henry, Fritz, Walter, Marie, Amanda, Lottie & Hilda. While my business was then going along very satisfactorily, the ill health of my wife compelled me to move with my family to CO, but in spite of all I could do, & after spending most all of my ready cash trying to save my wife, she d just before Christmas 1902. My stock in the Grau Piano Co. having been sold to my partner, I had no recourse but to return to Cincinnati & start all over again, with experience & ambition being my only capital. In 1903 I began anew, & as during my absence the old Grau Piano Co. being sold to another musical concern, which continued only until 1901, I again adopted the name of The Otto Grau Co., handling the pianos of Lindeman & Sons, which concern sent stock to me on a consignment basis, & sending J. Fred Van Court to this territory as their representative. We started a store almost across the street from our present location, where we have been for more than 20 yrs, & ea yr has shown not only a substantial growth of business, but to an extent that has enabled us to pay gratifying dividends upon both our common & preferred stock. While business last yr was not up to expectations, this yr looks very promising, & we are confident of excelling the gross business of 1926 by a considerable margin. The next important event of my life was the m to my present wife, nee Miss Amanda Albers of Jersey City, NJ. She was not only a school friend of my 1st wife, but was always a warm friend of the family, & has proved an excellent manager for my home, & a splendid mother to my 7 motherless chldn. It is to her love & devotion to my family that I have felt inspired to venture, struggle & achieve, while constantly endeavoring to keep the bright side of life before me. This happy union was blessed in 1905 by the birth of my youngest son, Carl abt a yr after our marriage. My 3 oldest sons are connected with the firm, Fred C. Grau being a salesman & on the board of directors, Henry O. Grau in the tuning & repair dept & Walter G. Grau as assistant manager of our branch store in Norwood, with my son-in-law being in charge. Carl is now pursuing a 4 yr Liberal Arts course in The Miami Univ, Oxford, OH, now being a sophomore & memb of the Delta Theta Chi Fraternity there. 2 of my sons are m, Fred having 4 chldn, 2 boys & 2 girls, while my daugs, Lotta Grau Wert has 5 chldn, 3 boys & 2 girls, & Amanda Grau Grad has a little girl 16 mos old. As for "hobbies", mine is fishing & every now & then on a fine day I take the day off & try my luck in the various lakes & streams around Cincinnati, & during my regular vacation period, go after some of the big speckled beauties in the streams & lakes of MI. I am also a memb of Clovernook Country Club & occasionally go in for golf, which, I am sorry to say, I have neglected this yr due to the pressure of business. I am a memb of the Cincinnati Auto Club & have been on the Board of Directors for several yrs, & in 1925 finished a term as the 13th Pres. of the Music Merchants Assoc. of OH. I have no nickname but all my friends call me Otto. Spell it backward or forward, as you desire, & the result is the same. In closing, I will say, that while I am not a millionaire, I have something that millions cannot buy & that is Happiness & it is the direct result of good, hard, earnest effort. It has been my experience that there are no heights but that can attained by those who are willing to start at the bottom & work gradually, honestly and consistently upward.

[NI139335] Never married
Never m. He is Bur. at the Walker Cem. as George Wilcox. The 1830 MO census shows a George Walker in St. Clair Co. He appears on the Whitley tax rolls from 1820 to 1825, landless. The 1840 MO census shows a George W. Walker in Howard Co.. The 1840 State census for Henry (then Rives) Co. shows George W. in that Co. The Henry Co., MO Assessors Book, 1845, passim, reflects that in his own name, & as partner with his bro, Pleasant, he was a substantial landowner. George & George W.S. Walker; apparently the latter was George Washington S. Walker7, the s/o Rachel Boone Walker. They were reputed to be the richest men in the Co., having with great difficulty come in 1831-32 from Lexington, on the MO River. He was a slave holder. Jackson, MO 1850 Slave Schedule Census Index, p.359. He is said, along with his bro, Joel, to have been 1 of the earliest residents of Johnson Co., MO

[NI139337] BOOK: THE SUMMERHILL STORY by Frank P. Alcamo, Cambria Public Library, PA Room The earliest family to settle north of the Little Conemaugh River was John Martin Cable at Elk Pasture, between Summerhill & Wilmore. This tract, it is believed, was surveyed to Samuel Griffin in 1773 & contained a cabin built by a man named Knott. Hannah Cable is said to have been born here in 1783. She is recorded as having died in Indiana Co (1830) as Hannah Cable Coleman. Her birthplace is the former Victor Beyer farm, not far east of Summerhill. Two of Cable's daugs, Mary & Christina, m George & Philip Pringle. They located (1795) in the area known as Pringle Hill, abt 1 1/2 miles from Summerhill. The Cable family left the region abt 1788 to live in Frankstown, Blair Co, PA. // From "The Rogue Digger" Published by the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, Inc. Medford, Oregon 97501 Vol 19 Number 3 Fall 1984 Living near the Cable family in Huntingdon Co. was the William Pringle Sr. family. In 1790, William Pringle offered to be a guide for the building of a rd from Frankstown to the Conemaugh Valley. William Pringle's sons, George & Philip Pringle, m the daugs of John Martin Cable. George Pringle m Catherine in 1793 & Philip Pringle m Mary in 1794. Needing their own homes, the Pringle bros were told by John Martin Cable of the land in Conemaugh Valley across the Allegheny Mountains. The Pringle bros left in Apr 1796 for Conemaugh Valley where they built 2 cabins & returned for their wives & 1 chld. This chld was undoubtedly Elizabeth Pringle, dau. of George & Catherine, b 10 Feb 1794. Although Philip & Mary's 1st chld was b 8 Nov 1795, nothing is known abt this chld so perhaps it did not survive. The Pringles left the Juniata Valley as soon as the weather permitted. They each took an ox laden with their goods & after leaving early one morn they arrived in the Conemaugh Valley the 2nd eve. John Martin Cable moved from Bedford Co. to Conemaugh Valley in 1782. Here he resided on land known as Elk Pasture which was the Samuel Giffin tract surveyed in 1773. The Samuel Giffin tract is described as follows: runs to forks of Conemaugh Creek, just West of Wilmore, connects North Branch. A later description is: on Beulah Rd which comes from the South past George Emeigh's blacksmith shop, crossing the Conemaugh River 1 mi West of Wilmore through James H. White's & over Pringle Hill in the direction of Beulah. This same land, yrs later, became the Jacob Shaffer/John Pringle farms in Summerhill Twp., Cambria Co., PA. While living on the Samuel Giffin tract, John Martin Cable's dau., Margaret, was b in 1783. She was the 1st white child b in the area North of the Conemaugh River. The next chld in the area was Jacob Cable abt 1785, also a chld of John Martin Cable. Around 1787/8, John Martin Cable moved his family to the Juniata Valley near Frankstown, Huntingdon, Co., PA at which time Nicholas Varner occupied the Samuel Giffin tract. The 3rd white chld b in this area was Mary Varner in 1788. After the marriage of John Martin Cable's 2 daugs, Mary & Catherine, he moved his family through Bedford Co., Somerset Co. & into Westmoreland Co., PA during the early 1800's. He was a Dunkard who did some preaching, not a drunkard as is mistakenly published in some records. By 1806, he was living in Westmoreland Co. where his dau., Margaret, m Jacob Altman. Margaret & Jacob lived in Indiana Co., PA at Altman Run below Blairsville. John Martin Cable may have had a bro, Jacob Cable Jr., as land warrants show that 200 acs of land in Bedford Co. were listed to each of Jacob, Martin, & Jacob, Jr. (Ruble, Cabell, Keeble, Cable) on 8 Oct 1788. John Martin Cable is shown on the 1800 census in Cambria Twp., Somerset Co., PA, with a wife, 3 sons, & 3 daugs. Tax rolls show him as owner of a grist mill in Bedford Co. in 1803/4. In 1808 he is listed as a juror in Cambria Twp. along with George & Philip Pringle. In 1810 he is listed in the census at Somerset Co, PA. John Martin Cable decided to move on to the fertile farmlands of OH. On 5 Mar 1810 the US Dist Land Office at Cincinnati shows the verification of 4 installments on the 160 ac purchase described as SE 1/4 Sect 26, Twp. 5 N, Range 4 E located in Montgomery Co., OH. Moving to OH with him were 3 of his sons, Jacob, John & Martin Jr. The daugs that moved to OH were Christina, Eve, Sarah & Martha Cable. The 4 daugs remaining in PA were Catherine, Mary, Susanna & Margaret. To make the move to OH, the families built a large raft which they floated down the Allegheny & OH Rivers. They tied up at what was then LoSantsville, a village of 3 houses. Aboard the raft a son, John Cable, was b to Jacob Cable & Mary Varner. Not long after settling in OH, John Martin Cable wrote his will which is dated 25 Nov 1811 (Will Book A, pgs 42 - 44) which was proven the Court of Common Pleas at Dayton, OH on 6 Jan 1812. // LAST WILL OF (JOHN) MARTIN CABLE. We David Bowman & Christopher Maison both of Montgomery Co & State of OH do Certify this 25 Nov 1811 that on the 24th day of said Mo & yr Martin Cable of said Co & State aforesaid hath made his last will & testament in presence of us as follows. That his wife Mary & his son Martin shall keep the place in Cultivation as before his Disise if they can live Agreeable if in Case they should not live Agreeable that his son Martin shall go to a trade & his son John shall step in his place if he sees proper & if not the place shall be let out for the shears & if in Case Martin keeps the place & should get Maryed before the Disise of my wife Mary that thy son Martin shall Maintain his mother in a Deacent Manner & my son Jacob shall keep the place he now Lives on until the Disese of my wife Mary & then the whole tract of Land shall be sold & be equal Divided among all my chldn & Also that my son Jacob shall not have any claim across the crick from where he Lives. & after my wife Mary Dicese all the moveables it to be sold & to be Devided among all my chldn in an equal manor. I have sent my son John $40 the same he is to Replace Again & to be Devided in Like maner. David Bowman Christop Ma(??)on // ABSTRACT OF LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION. A Court of Common Pleas held at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH on 6 Jan 1812 proved last will & testament of Martin Cable, decd . Mary Cable, John Cable & Wm. Brombaugh gave bond in the sum of $400 . Mary Cable, widow of decd granted Letters of Administration . estate to be inventoried & appraised by Christopher Mason, David Bowman & Abraham Horner. // ABSTRACTS OF DEED BOOKS: Deed Book A-1 Pg 46 Darke Co., OH 23 May 1818. Jacob Cable of Wayne Twp., Darke Co., OH . . . $160 . . . to martin Cable of Montgomery Co. . . all goods, household stuff, chattels, (various livestock), farm implements, furniture, grain, all on said premises now late in occupation of the said Jacob . . . I, the said Jacob, have put the said Martin in full possession by delivering to him one rifle gun . . . with Jonathan Hardman & George Kimmel. // Deed Book M-1 Pg. 477 1 Nov 1825 Montgomery Co., OH. George Pringle of Cambria Co., PA & Catherine, his wife . . . Philip Pringle of same & mary, his wife . . . to John Cable of Maimi Co., OH . . . Catherine & mary being daughters to Martin Cable decd late of Montgomery Co., OH . . . $100 . . . all property real & personal from the estates of martin Cable & Christine, his wife, particularly land situated in Montgomery Co., OH designated SE 1/4 Section 26 T5 R 4 E . . . George Roberts & Jacob Altman. // Deed Book M-1 pg 478 . . . 1825 Montgomery Co., OH. We, the heirs of Jacob Harrold of Venango Co., PA, with consent of our guardian have appointed John Cable of Maimi Co., OH our lawful attorney to receive money due us from the estable of our grandfather, Martin Cable, bequeathed to our mother . . . of land in Montgomery Co., OH . . . Elizabeth, Barbara, John, Sally, Daniel, Christina & Jacob Harrold. (? witness) Samuel Mouggoween Signed 1 Mar 1826 Venango Co., PA . . . Andrew Bowman, certified the above on 2 Mar . . . Also signed by Henry Shippen 2 Mar 1826 // Deed Book M-1 Pg 479 1 Nov 1825 Montgomery Co., OH John Garns of Bedford Co., PA & Susanna, his wife, appoint John Cable of Maimi Co., OH our attorney to receive money due . . . land in Montgomery Co., OH formerly the property of Martin Cable decd who was the father of said Susanna, , , witn George Roberts & Philip Pringle (acknowledge in Cambria Co., PA on 2 Nov 1825) // Deed Book M-1 Pg 480 2 Nov 1825 Montgomery Co., OH. Jacob Altman & Margaret, my wife, of Indiana Co., PA appoint John Cable of Miami Co., OH our attorney to receive all money due from the estate of martin Cable decd . . . land in Montgomery Co., OH . . . SE 1/2 Section 26, T5, R 4 E . . . witn Chas. Campbell, Philip Altman // Deed Book M-1 pg. 481 28 March 1826 Montgomery Co., OH. Jonathan Hardman of Darke Co., OH & Sarah, his wife, appoint John Cable of Maimi Co., OH our attorney to sell land in Montgomery Co., OH . . . containing 160 acres of land formerly the property of Martin Cable decd who was the father of Sarah . . . witn James Coats & John McIntire. // Deed Book M-1 Pg 482 Montgomery Co., OH 1 Mar 1826. William Brumbaugh of Montgomery Co., OH & Eve, hs wife, appoint John Cable of Maimi Co., OH our attorney . . . land in Montgomery Co., OH formerly the property of Martin Cable decd who was the father of Eve . . . William Brombog & Eve Bromback . . . witn John Folkerth & Jonathan Morgan. // Deed Book M-1 Pg 483 Montgomery Co., OH 12 Jan 1826. Silas Bingham of Athens Co., OH & Martha, hs wife, late Martha or Magdalena Cabel of the heirs of Martin Cable & Christena of Montgomery Co., OH . . . appoint John Harris of Montgomery Co., OH our attorney. Silas Bingham & Martha his wife of Athens Co., OH by John Harris . . . $90 . . . to John Cable . . . our right in property of Martin Cable decd . . . our portion is one eleventh part . . . 9 Apr 1828 . . ... witn Warren Mungers Fales Power of Attorney . . . Montgomery Co., OH . . . 2 Jan 1830. John Cable & Ann, Jacob Cable & mary, Martin Cable & Elizabeth, John Garns & Susannah, George Pringle & Catherine, Philip Pringle & Mary, Jacob Altman & Margaret, William Brumbaugh & Eve, Jonathan Hardman & Sarah. // Deed Book N-1 pg 252 Montgomery Co., OH 26 Feb 1830 to David Zagring for $700 . . . John & Ann Cable, Jacob & mary Cable, Martin & Elizabeth Cable . . . witn Jeremiah Shear & David Bottomiff // NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF REBURIAL OF BONES (ABSTRACT) David I. Hetzler & his grandson, Verl Hetzler, told the story of Martin Cable purchasing land on Wolf Creek "abt 1806" then sending word to the family back in PA. 3 families built a great raft & floated down the Allegheny & OH Rivers to LoSantsville, OH. A baby boy named John Cable was b aboard the raft. The father of the baby was Jacob Cable, the grandfather of David Hetzler. Jacob Cable arrived with just 15 cents in his pocket which he spent for bread before continuing to his father's settlement on Wolf Creek. After arriving, Jacob Cable was told by his father, Martin Cable, "Here's 40 acs, take it & clear it. It is yours." However, this was only an oral contract as Martin Cable d before a deed was executed. Martin Cable was bur in the dense forest on his Wolf Creek farm. David Hetzler vividly remembered that when he was a young lad, an extensive search was made for the grave but never found. Identification was to be made by the prominent cheekbones & the absence of wisdom teeth. Many yrs later the Dayton Daily News told of a George Snell living on Wolf Creek who had unearthed a skeleton while excavating a hillside for a garage. The skeleton had been bur "east & west" & although there was no casket, there were old rusty nails & other evidence indicating it to be the bones of a white man. The bones were placed in a receiptacle & re-bur. David Hetzler, learning of this account, became interested at once, obtained a permit from the Sheriff & claimed the bones which he desired to bury in the Gettysburg Cem along with other family membs. Therefore, the "bones" of John Martin Cable are bur in the Gettysburg Cem, Adams Twp., Darke Co., OH as are the remains of his eldest son, Jacob Cable. // JOHN CABLE left home at age 21 & went to Bedford Co. PA where he m. in 1773. These chldn b in Bedford Co. were CHRISTIAN, CATHERINE & MARY the 2 latter being twins. In 1782 the family moved to Bedford Co. on the Shaffer & Pringle farms. In 1783 a daug MARGARET was b, the 1st white chld to be b north of the Conemaugh River. In 1787 John & family moved from the Shaffer & Pringle farm to Juniata Valley in Huntingdon Co. near Frankstown. after their twin daugs were b, they moved through Bedford to Somerset Co. PA Later to Westmoreland Co., at a point along the banks of the Conemaugh River. This was in 1800, while in this Co., his daug Margaret b 1783 m. to Jacob ALTMAN in 1788. John is buried in Westmoreland or Indian Co.; he d 1809.
Historical Marker at Pringle Hill Cem reads: 1782 JOHN MARTIN CABLE (Pringle Hill) On this land once known as Elk Pasture the first white chldn of the Allegheny Wilderness were born to John Martin Cable, frontiersman and part-time Dunkard preacher, who came from Bedford in 1782. His homestead was occupied in 1795 by George & Philip Pringle who had married Cable's daughters Mary & Catherine, & for whom this locality is named. Both couples are buried in this pioneer cem.

[NI139343] The Boyne Citizen Fri Apr 27 1906 While Joseph Stutzman, filer at White's mill, was grinding at the emery wheel last Thu, it burst, throwing several pieces in his face. His nose was broken, & he had several severe cuts on his face besides.
The Boyne Citizen Tue Jun 29 1926 J. M. STUTZMAN'S FARM HOME DISTROYED BY FIRE Early Fri morn the fine house on the farm of J. M. Stutzman was completely destroyed with its contents by fire. Along abt 3am Earl Johnson a son of O. T. Johnson was returning to this city from Charlevoix when he discovered the house in flames. He aroused Mr. Stutzman who was alone in the house, who grabbed some clothing & got outside none too soon as the roof of the kitchen fell right behind him. The house was well furnished & had been prepared to receive 2 sis of Mr. Stutzman whom he had not seen for 43 yrs & who were expected Wed this week. Where the fire originated is ukwn. Both house & furniture were insured for small amounts.
The Boyne Citizen Tue Apr 12 1927 Jos. Stutzman & sons Glenn & Charles have returned to their home near Boyne City after spending the winter at Guy Stutzman's farm near Charlevoix.
The Boyne Citizen Thu Apr 22 1937 JOS. STUTZMAN PASSES AWAY Joseph Stutzman, 78, passed away at his home on Silver St. He had been in poor health for the past 3 yrs & was bedfast for 3 wks. He was b near IA City, IA & came to this vicinity during his youth. He m Ms Anna Koteskey, 1914, who passed away in 1927. 1 son Charles b to the union, who survives him. Also 3 sons by a former m; Guy, Charlevoix; Glenn, Boyne City, & Harry, IN. The funeral took place Fri 2:00 PM from Stackus funeral home, Rev. R. C. Miller officiating. Bur Maple Lawn.

[NI139350] 1850 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
69 71 EASH Daniel 56 M Farmer
Catharine 56 F
Moses 22 M Laborer
John 17 M Laborer
Henry 31 M Laborer
Elisabeth 31 F
MOYERS Joseph 24 M Carpenter

[NI139351] Herald of Truth Feb 1866, Vol III No.2, pg 16, pg 14. On 31 Oct 1865, Somerset twp, Somerset Co, PA Susanna, consort/o Joseph Gashaw, aged 59y 8m 14d. nee Stutzman. She was bur on 2 Nov. A funeral discourse was delivered by writer. She was faithful memb of Omish Menn Ch.

[NI139354] Benjamin Stutzman b Somerset Co 1808, & is now living in Somerset Twp. He m Mary Layman, & is father of 11 Chdn: Jonas, Elias, John (deceased), Henry, Sarah, Mary, Susan, Elizabeth (deceased), Julia A., Anna & Amanda. [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. pp. 516-517.]
1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 30 Sep J. J. Schell
15 257 267 Stutzman Benjamin 37 MFarmer 2,000 PA .
Stutzman Polly 36 F.PA .
Stutzman Jonas 14 M.PA
Stutzman Elias 13 M.PA
Stutzman Henry 11 M.PA
Stutzman Mary 10 F.PA
Stutzman Sarah 8 F.PA .
Stutzman Julian 6 F.PA .
Stutzman Elisabeth 4 F.PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 17 Jul Pg 35 Christian Streng
26 288 288 Stutzman Benjamin 58 M W Farmer 1,600 500 PA
Stutzman Mary 57 F W Keeping house PA
Stutzman Amanda 15 F W PA
Stutzman Anna 11 F W PA
Stutzman Henry 30 M W Carpenter 150 PA
Stutzman Mary 24 F W Keeping house PA
Stutzman Eliner 4 F W PA
Stutzman Clara 2 F W PA
Stutzman Charles 1/12 M W PA May
Coleman Jane 5 F W PA

[NI139357] PA 1910 Miracode Index
Daniel E Blough 30 W PA Somerset Head of Household
Wife Lizzie 24 PA

[NI139394] History Of Elkhart Co., IN, 1881 Reprinted 1971 Jonathan B. Stutzman, farmer & stock-raiser, sec. 16; P. O. Millersburg. Mr. Stutzman is a model agriculturist; a man of generosity & kindly acts, whose successful life will be briefly dwelt upon here. Like many of those, his neighbors, who founded a home in this twp., he has acquired the bulk of his property through undefatigable labor & its inseparable companion, honesty. He b in Mifflin Co., PA, in 1813, the eldest s/o Michael & Hannah (Yoder) Stutzman; moved to Wayne Co., OH, in 1827, where in after yrs he m Miss Fanny, a d/o David Burchman, by whom he has 5 chldn, viz.: Eliza, m. Solomon Yoder; Polly m. Joseph Kauffman; Jeptha P., m. Mary Garber; Catherine, who resides on the homestead; Anna, deceased, m. Moses Kauffman, & Jonathan. Mr. S is a memb of the High Amish Ch. In The History Of Elkhart Co. IN originally written in 1881, Johnathan is listed as a farmer & stock-raiser in Millersburg. Millersburg is southeast of Goshen, IN & likely the post office at that time for those living in the area around northern Clinton Twp. On a plat map of northern Clinton Twp in 1874, a J. B. Stutsman is shown as landowner of 100 ac of land adjoining D. Bender. The 79 ac of land owned by Mr. Bender is where the Clinton Frame Meetinghouse was located & the land Michael & Elizabeth had once owned. Just west of here is another 77 ¼ ac of land owned by a J. B. Stutzman, likely but not certain the same man. Johnathan's daug Mary (Polly) m. Joseph Kauffman & after his death she was the 2nd w/o Jonathan P. Smucker, the grandson of Christian & Elizabeth (Stutzman) Schmucker & s/o Issac Schmucker, Bishop & one of the first settlers of the area. Johnathan is mentioned in The Amish in Amer: Settlements That Failed 1840 - 1969 by David Luthy as marrying Fannie Bachman on Feb. 3, 1842 by Christian Schantz in Wayne Co. OH.

[NI139396] Joseph is shown on the plat map of northern Clinton Twp at the same time as his brother Johnathan B

[NI139398] Jonas D. Troyer was a man that advocated meetinghouses & stream baptism. He was the founder of the Clinton Frame Amish Mennonite Ch. This likely was the ch Michael & 2nd wife Elizabeth conveyed the property for the meetinghouse. The area was the home of several Stutzman's, some being sons of Michael & 1st wife Hannah. Bishop Jonas D. also had a small following after the Civil War in Starke Co., IN, abt 50 mi southwest of Clinton Twp. J. C. Wenger in his book The Mennonites In IN & MI decribes the small settlement & some of the families that lived & d. there. One of those men that d there was Christian Berkey in 1870, the 1st of 3 husbs to Elizabeth, m abt 1835. Interestingly, David, the last chld b to Michael Jr. & Barbara (Stuckey) Stutzman b in Starke Co. Jan 6 1871. One could assume Joseph (only 12 yrs old) & his family moved here from IA sometime before this date. Elizabeth's husb only d the previous Nov. Could it be that Michael Jr. & his family moved from their home in IA to come to the assistance of his sister? We can only guess at this point. The graveyard where Christian Berkey is is called the "New Omish Mennonite Graveyard". There is no trace left of the meetinghouse, & the graveyard sets atop a small hill with the only sign of anything ever being there, is a dilapidated outhouse. Elizabeth later m. John F. Miller & Solomon Eash, both men she outlived.

[NI139400] Not much is known abt Sarah, other than she too m. a man named Christian Berkey. This man however b in Alsace, Germany were many who came from Alsace in the early 1800's which is said to have been the 2n migration of Amish to come to Amer. Emanuel, the s/o Abraham, m. Catherine Berkey who b in Basil, Alsace. Although no connection can be made with the available information, one could assume that these people were bro & sis.

[NI139404] Lydia was m. to quite a controversial figure in Amish Mennonite history, Jacob Yoder. Christian Schantz ordained Jacob a minister after arriving in Wayne Co., OH, but only after the congregation agreed to allow him to perform stream baptisms after he became bishop. It a speculated that Jacob brought the idea of stream baptism with him to Wayne Co. Much was written abt Jacob's trials & tribulations while a minister & bishop in Paton Yoder's book Tradition & Transition. History has dealt with Jacob somewhat harshly as was given in David Luthy's Book, The Amish In Amer: Settlements That Failed 1840 - 1960 on page 341, [He was a dealer in horses & mules, hence a "horse Jockey." His shrewdness in trading horses failed to enhance his reputation as a minister. Nor did the feats he boasted abt, such as the time he drove home from Wooster a mule team hitched to a sled with which he raced a train. He made the 7 mi to Weilersville in less time than the locomotive! Furthermore, Yoder went bankrupt, according to David Troyer, after he "carried on rather high in the world, owned much property, employed many people, & in a few yrs nearly everything was gone." When he failed financially "rather many people came out on the short end," an obvious eventuality in a day when most of one's borrowing was done from fellow Ch. membs. He was also charged with social misconduct.] Jacob went bankrupt abt the same time as Lydia's death (1857-58),. He eventually lost his ministry & came to IN. He tried to join with the Clinton Frame congregation, which likely put Jonas D. Troyer in an awkward position but the Wooster congregation disqualified Jacob's membership to this Ch & he joined the Ch of the Breth. Jacob d 1878 while plowing in his field.

[NI139406] Little is known abt Hannah other than she m. Steven Lantz abt 1844 & he d 1878, Marshall Co. IN. She lived until 1906 dying in Wayne Co. OH, likely living with one of her 13 chldn.

[NI139448] History Of Elkhart Co., IN, 1881, Reprinted 1971 J. R. Kauffman, farmer & fruit-raiser, sec. 29; P. O., Millersburg; b in 1835 in OH, eldest s/o David Kauffman, PA, who settled in OH many yrs ago. The subject of this biography was united in m, in Wayne Co., OH, to Ms Barbara Smoker (Note: Author was refering to J. R. Kauffman's father). For some time Mr. K. worked at his trade of carpenter & Joiner, & in 1853 located in Lagrange Co., IN, where he m. Ms Lydia Miller, d/o Solomon & Rachel Miller, by whom he has 10 chldn: Mary, Adeline, Rebecca, Barbara, Lydia A., Martha, Daniel, Samuel, Fanny & Emanuel. Mr. K is a very successful as a small-fruit-raiser, especially of the Wilson strawberries, raspberries, grapes of all varieties, & other small fruits too numerous to mention. He also manufactures an excellent brand of grape & other wines, that have brought him considerable more than a local reputation. Mr. K. has 60 acres of land.

[NI139474] d. as chld

[NI139484] d. as chld

[NI139488] John and Catherine Mishler may have been the first Amish Mennonite family to travel by rail to IA. They arrived abt 1859, & John bought land in section 34 of Sharon Twp where they lived until the year of Eli and Susanna's marriage. Both families then moved to Polk Co. were Deacon John Mishler became part of the New Amish Settlement which started over differences in conservatism. The settlement eventually died out. Descendants of Eli & Susanna still live in IA but attempts to contact them resulted in no responses.


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