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2018 Annual Review
A Report for Family and Friends

 

~ The Numbers: Minerd.com's Comparative Performance ~

112,057 page impressions
Down from 118,659 in 2017

1,736 total bios on the site
Up from 1,686 in 2017

39,985 total visitors
Down from 42,863 in 2017

23 newly discovered Civil War vets

28,470 new visitors
Down from 29,979 in 2017

15 blog posts published
Down from 17 in 2017

831 new images added
Down from 1,105 in 2017

12 photos of the month
223 since inception in July 2000

16,203 total images on the site
Up from 15,372 in 2017

85 recorded cousin deaths in 2018
Up from 82 recorded for 2017

50 new biographies added
Down from 76 added in 2017

2,183 recorded cousin deaths
All time in July 2000-2018 - up 405 during the year

 

 

~ A Focus on Our Pennsylvania German-ness ~
 
The year was spent going deeper into our collective Pennsylvania German origins, including the discovery of this 1851 taufschein -- birth certificate -- of cousin David Wilson Fegely..
 

Now in its 19th year online, the main focus for Minerd.com in 2018 was bringing to life more of the lost stories of forgotten Pennsylvania German families and their impact on Americana. The numbers bear out the incessant activity of adding new material, up in some areas, down in others but always in motion generating content.

The 2018 focus primarily was in four ways – biography research for the Pennsylvania German family of Elizabeth (Meinert) Gaumer of Berks and Lehigh Counties, Pennsylvania and Muskingum County, Ohio, and creation of the online Gaumer Archives – research of newly discovered Civil War soldiers in the family, including National Archives soldier pension research in Washington, DC and a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield – completion of publication the Nett-Helen Letters, a project which has taken seven years to complete – and a deeper dive into the German-ness of our forbears with an examination of the remarkable endurance of the culture and values over many generations.

 

 

~ Launching the New Gaumer Archives ~
 
 

The Gaumer Archives is a big, hairy and audacious effort to catalogue "who's who" among the hundreds of branches of the family of Johann “Dietrich” and Elizabeth (Meinert) Gaumer and tell their unique stories. This early Pennsylvania German couple produced 11 children, 40+ grandchildren, 132+ great-grandchildren and an unknown number of great-greats. This year’s research largely focused on branches who stayed for generations in Berks and Lehigh Counties, PA and some who settled in Muskingum County, OH, spanning some 270 years of human activity, joy and grief. On July 23, 2018, the Gaumer Archives was officially announced on the Minerd.com Blog to help lead readers into their experiences.

 

The Gaumers are fascinating. Unlike their Minerd-Miner cousins who migrated to southwestern Pennsylvania, they were slower to relinquish their German ways even while making many contributions to Americana. They spoke the language in dialect for many generations. Scores of their grave markers in rural cemeteries in the Allentown to Reading corridor are inscribed in the German gothic script, and a number of taufscheins and confirmat scheins (hand-lettered birth and confirmation certificates) came to light from the 1850s, '70s and '80s. In the 20th century, several of these cousins in Allentown became renowned, published experts on Pennsylvania-German history.

 

Historic New Hope Lutheran Church and Cemetery in Adamsville, Ohio, bearing the dust of generations of Gaumer descendants, on land donated by Revolutionary War veteran Johann "Jacob" Gaumer.
 

Among the myriad newly discovered Gaumer stories, one was a Penn State University athletic director who hired Joe Paterno as head football coach; a business owner who married a Ziegfeld showgirl only to die young, leaving her with millions; soldiers who served from the American Revolution to the present day; many killed in wartime and in industrial and railroad accidents; and a host of talented entrepreneurs, furniture makers, stonecutters, mechanics and craftsmen. The Berks and Lehigh County communities of Alburtis, Allentown, East Greenville, Emmaus, Mertztown, Macungie, Pennsburg, Pottstown and Old Zionsville were the epicenters of the families as they grew in number and influence over the generations. Lutheran and Reformed churches in these small towns often were the part of the core of their lives and today preserve the German records of their births and baptisms.

During a May 2018 visit to New Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery in Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio, I enjoyed several hours photographing scores of grave markers of Gaumer cousins spanning many generations. The land for this old burying ground was donated in 1811 by Revolutionary War veteran Johann “Jacob” Gaumer and his wife Catharina (Sowash) Gaumer.

Vital details of the minutiae of their lives were preserved in history books, newspapers and government records now seeing a second life thanks to Ancestry.com, Google Books and Newspapers.com. Most especially, the Allentown Morning Call and Zanesville Times-Recorder chronicled the history of generation after generation of these families, randomly scattered in print over decades. The website FindAGrave.com has been essential to this search.

This compilation of Gaumer names and relationships has only been possible through earlier research, writing and gracious sharing by the following individuals: Eber and Marguerite (Lepley) Cockley – Gilbert R. Gaumer – Jeanne Gaumer – Lucie (Burditt) Gaumer – Paul K. Gaumer – William “Bill” Gaumer – Jeannie (Beghart) LaCues – Kenneth Moffitt – Eugene F. Podraza – Mary L. Shirer – Garold W. Sneegas – Keith Sturts – Paula (Gaumer) Tooke – Barbara (Moss) Wardsworth – and Myrtle (Knepper) Weniger.

 

 

~ More Civil War Soldier Research at the National Archives ~

 
Above: the National Archives building in Washington, DC, which houses an extraordinary collection of Civil War pension records for hundreds of our cousin-soldiers. Below: 5 sons of Leonard and Catherine (Younkin) May of Bedford County, PA served in the Union Army..
 

While en route to a Little Big Horn Associates conference in Gettysburg in August, I spent a few days in Washington DC researching pension records for 23 newly discovered Civil War soldiers, held in perpetuity at the National Archives. The details of soldiers' lives extracted from these papers may not be recorded anywhere else on earth, and have been added to their Minerd.com biographies. At last count, the number of Minerd-Minard-Miner-Minor Civil War soldiers was 168 and of the Younkin-Younken-Youngkin 141. These newly researched soldiers include:

Samuel G. Beltz – 88th Pennsylvania Infantry

Frederick Breniman - 28th Iowa Infantry

Oliver Browning - 51st Ohio Infantry

Adam Andrew Comp - 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Allan Andrew Gaumer - 47th Pennsylvania Infantry – killed in action

William Henry Gaumer - 160th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and 191st Ohio Infantry

Willoughby Gaumer - 1st Pennsylvania Infantry – died of disease

Zimri Howe – 2nd Iowa Infantry

James Lewis Kellerman – 138th Pennsylvania Infantry

Daniel H. May – 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Hiram C. May - 138th Pennsylvania Infantry

John L. May - 67th Pennsylvania Infantry

Marcus May - 138th Pennsylvania Infantry

Samuel M. May - 138th Pennsylvania Infantry and 2nd Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland

William McBeath - 5th Iowa Cavalry

John McKean - 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Squire Shipley - 101st Pennsylvania Infantry

Franklin Spangler – 54th Pennsylvania Infantry

Dennis G. Sturtz - 78th Ohio Infantry

Valentine Sturtz - 160th Ohio Infantry

Alexander C. Younkin – 124th Illinois Infantry

Walter S. Younkin - 112th Illinois Infantry

 
 
~ Discovering More Cousins Than We Knew At Gettysburg ~
 
 

While touring the Gettysburg National Battlefield in August, it dawned on me how many relatives from different families served in the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry and whose names adorn the Pennsylvania Monument.

They include the following: Company A, circled in order: John Finnegan - Henry Hinerman - Henry C. Ullom -- and in Company C, John McKean.

Later that day, I visited the actual spot, at the very southern tip of the battlefield, where the 18th Cavalry was in action. The remarkable quiet of this site, surrounded in dense forest, contrasts to the chaos and horror these soldiers would have experienced. I rarely take selfies but could not resist snapping one at the 18th Pennsylvania monument to capture the moment.

 
 
~ Re-connecting with Younkin Cousins ~
 
In July, I was honored to be asked to speak at the annual Junghen-Younkin Reunion in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. This included a morning tour of the Turkeyfoot Valley Baptist Church in Confluence, above, which contains several stained glass windows in memory of deceased cousins. From there we toured the Ursina Cemetery, below, where many cousins sleep for all time. As well, at the request of the planning committee, I again led the auction to raise funds for the Heinrich Junghen Scholarship. Check out the Younkin Reunion page on Facebook, where I frequently post research updates.
 
 
~ A Vision Realized: Completion of the 'Nett-Helen Letters' Project ~
 
 

Capping a long quest to find a collection of letters written among adult brothers and sisters in Kansas and Missouri spanning more than three decades from the 1880s to the 1910s, the letters finally were posted in full on Minerd.com. I call the set the "Nett-Helen Letters" as they primarily were exchanged between Nett (White) Bailey in Kansas and Helen (White) Clark in Missouri, until Nett tragically was killed by lightning in 1889.

Here's the backstory. While in the Morrow County Library in Ohio in 1996 with cousin Eugene Podraza, we found a small privately printed book about the very family we were exploring, Daniel and Margaret (Fluckey) Miner Sr. It is entitled Ancestral and Chronological History and Lineage of the Family of Luther White and Mahala (Minor) White, Their Forbears and Descendants, 1665-1971. To our fascination, the volume contains an entry about old letters. It lit a fire in my mind. I vowed someday to find these. Some 15 years later, Eugene and I went to south-central Kansas to research the White branch in person. Part of the time was spent in Medicine Lodge, KS at the Lincoln Library. As the library closing time was approaching, we decided to leave a little early and visit the nearby Highland Cemetery to photograph one particular, obscure grave.

As we arrived at the small burying ground, we saw the caretaker parked in a truck, as if awaiting someone's arrival. We stopped and asked if he could guide us to the grave in question. He replied that he was waiting for a woman to come who also was seeking that very same grave. This blew our minds. So he took us to the stone. We paid our respects and shot photos. Sure enough, another vehicle arrived and the silvery-haired Janet (Hoyt) Sperry stepped out. She approached us and we made introductions. It quickly became apparent that Janet was the one person in the entire world who knew the most about the letters and had actually retyped every one, with the originals deposited in the Kansas State Library and a full set in the very library we had just left. To my amazement, she also said she'd been on my website and knew all about the Minerd-Miner research. The very next day, we returned to the lLibrary and copied the file start to finish. Some time later, I called Janet and asked if I could republish them on Minerd.com. She readily and enthusiastically agreed. It took seven years to complete the work, with scanning assistance from my colleague Jean Wachter. What a delight it was to call Janet on the recent New Year's Day and tell her "It is done." Enjoy!

 
 
~ The Germany Broughtwith ~
 
One of the most profound events impacting the German values our people brought to America was Martin Luther's appearance at the 1521 Diet of Worms, refusing before church fathers to recant his criticisms of the Pope and Roman Catholic practices, leading to excommunication and formation of Protestant Christianity.
 

"The Germany Broughtwith" is the working title of a proprietary study I began in 2018 to capture a wide sweep of German culture which our immigrant ancestors brought to American shores. Some initial highlights I’ve uncovered so far are the proliferation of German Bibles as a mainstay of family life; Martin Luther’s break with the established church and standardization of the German language; the unshakeable role of authoritarian father figures; a land laid waste by the Thirty Years War and Peasants’ War, which scattered Germans far and wide; a spiritual “inner life;” unique cooking and food specialties; an exceptionally strong work ethic and well-organized farming; and endurance of the German tongue into the 20th century.

Among the books I read during the year were Germany: Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor; Luther the Reformer by James M. Kittelson; Here I Stand by Roland H. Bainton; Civilisation by Kenneth Clark; Goethe: Life As a Work of Art by Rüdiger Safranski; The Peasant War in Germany by Friedrich Engels; The Thirty Years War by C.V. Wedgwood; Old Zionsville by Henry L. Snyder; Printing and the Mind of Man by the British Museum; Martin Luther: Treasures of the Reformation by the Minneapolis Museum of Art Staff and Morgan Library and Museum Staff.

When this study is complete and ready to share, I'll announce it on my blog.


 
 
~ "Speckled Legacy: Tom Custer in American Popular Culture" ~
 
An American tragedy, overlooked in American popoular culture: Tom Custer (2nd from left) and 3 other family members killed with the general at Little Big Horn
 

When first becoming aware of our Minerd-Miner family's connection with General Custer's brother Tom, I was deeply moved by the fact that the general was not the only Custer to die at Little Bighorn. In fact four of his immediate relatives – two brothers, a brother in law and a nephew – also gave their lives on the field that fateful afternoon. It should have been an American tragedy for all time. Instead, at best, the story has been treated in American popular culture as a mere footnote.

In 2019, my article entitled “Speckled Legacy: Tom Custer’s Legacy in American Popular Culture,” is expected to be published in the Research Review magazine of the Little Big Horn Associates. LBHA is a national organization promoting the exchange of knowledge on the life and times of the general and the battle. This article is a survey of the photographs, news and magazine articles, books, stage plays, and television and movie films which have influenced Americans' limited perceptions of Tom up through the year 2002.

Our veteran reunion-goers will remember this theme from our 2002 national reunion and that Tom Custer produced a son out of wedlock with our Rebecca Minerd of Tontogany, Ohio.

 

 

~ What’s Ahead in 2019 ~

 

Our family is massive, probably numbering 50,000 or more walking the planet today. Our 2019 national reunion will be a time for you to meet all-new cousins, make new friends and share some of the history of your branch. We won't gather again until 2021.

Not all 50,000 will come. If they did, we'd have to rent Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, home of the Steelers. That would break our budget.

 

Our main event will be the Saturday picnic at the Day's Inn Hotel in Donegal, PA, located just a few hundred yards from from Exit 91 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and a two-hour drive from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Attendance at our 2017 bash was 51 guests, who came from nine states, including the furthest-traveled from Texas, and from 16 towns in southwestern Pennsylvania. Let's see if we can double this number this year! Are you game?

Use MapQuest to map your route. Or set your GPS to 3620 State Route 31, Donegal, PA.

 
 

Thanks to a marriage between first cousins in the 1830s, I'm a double Younkin. So were my father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. This photo shows the hard-working planning committee for the annual Junghen-Younkin Reunion, of which I'm honored to be a part. I've been invited back to speak at the 2019 bash. Seated beside me, left to right: Toni and Chuck Younkin, Ralph "Mr. President" Lincoln and Clark Brocht, photographed by Linda Marker.

Assuming that the federal government stays opens for good, I hope to spend a few more days of research in the National Archives in Washington, DC. My objective will be to examine and copy the Civil War records of 15-plus newly discovered soldiers of the Minerd, Younkin and Hinerman clans. The soldiers' names include:

 

Dr. Daniel E. Beltz - 135th Pennsylvania Infantry

William Henry Beltz - 55th Pennsylvania Infantry

Joshua Brellsford - 6th Missouri State Militia Cavalry

Solomon Comp - 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Abraham Frederick - 198th Pennsylvania Infantry

George W. Geller - 138th Pennsylvania Infantry

John Geller - 138th Pennsylvania Infantry

Henry Hinerman – 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Ephraim Smith Kregar Sr. - 54th Pennsylvania Infantry

Willoughby Pilgert - 167th Pennsylvania Infantry

Amos Schrock – 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Major Edward Morgan Schrock - 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Adam Sturtz - 69th Ohio Infantry

Calvin R. Sturtz - 69th Ohio Infantry

Aaron Schrock Younkin – 5th Iowa Cavalry

 

 

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~ Once Again This Year, a Heart-felt Thank You! ~

 

Minerd.com founder
Mark Miner

Minerd.com is now in its 19th year. I love sharing this obsession with any who share even a sliver of interest. To my continuing amazement, the stories never stop coming, nor the images, thanks to sharing by our cousins far and wide. The site remains a source of fascination, surprise, exhaustion and eye-opening learning, proving more than ever how inter-connected our Pennsylvania-German families are, despite the passage of some 300 or so years since our ancestors arrived in America.

If you wish to contact me, I'd love to hear from you. My response may be slow, as I'm juggling two self-employed businesses, Mark Miner Communications LLC and Minerd.com Publishing LLC, plus a few non-profit boards. I'm hoping to have more time in 2019 to devote to the work. So please be patient.

Thank you again to everyone who has contributed your special part from your own family's trove of family treasures. This site is for you, and would not be possible without you.

Sincerely,
Mark A. Miner, Founder, Minerd.com
February 3, 2019

 

 

~ For the Record: New & Expanded Features and Bios in 2018 ~

Biographies, feature stories and analysis of our family's contributions to Americana are the heart and soul of Minerd.com. Here's a list of some of the highlights made in 2018.
Features
Select Biographies
Biographies (cont.)

"Nett/Helen Letters" - Pioneer Correspondence Between Sisters Nettie (White) Bailey of Kansas and Helen (White) Clark of Missouri

 

Gaumer Archives: Johannes Dietrich and Maria Elizabeth (Meinert) Gaumer of Lehigh County, PA and 4 Generations of Their Descendants

Unknown Faces and Places

Honor Roll: 58 Military Casualties in the Minerd-Minard-Miner-Minor Family

Honor Roll: 168 Civil War Soldiers in the Extended Minerd-Minard-Miner-Minor Family

Honor Roll: 48 Accidental Work Deaths in the Manufacturing, Mining and Metals Industries

The Mucho-Married Mayle/Male and Minard/Miner Families of the Chestnut Ridge Community of West Virginia and Eastern Ohio

My Grandparents: A Memoir of Joseph and Sadie Harbaugh Ream - by Doris (Sands) Hawker

'Burgh Nation: Pittsburgh's Enduring Legacy of Innovation

Younkin-Younken-Youngkin Feature Pages and Biography Table of Contents

Honor Roll: Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection Soldiers

Annette Hanshaw - Paper Artifacts from Her Musical Career

Somerset County (PA) Sheriff's Sale Poster, April 11, 1901

Speckled Legacy: Tom Custer in American Pop Culture

General Custer Family Album

Photo Essay: The Hexebarger Farm of Henry and Polly (Younkin) Minerd Near the Village of Kingwood, PA

Minerd.com Annual Review 2017

Missouri Pacific Lines Magazine - Edited by Edwin H. McReynolds

Honor Roll: 140 Younkin-Younken-Youngkin Civil War Soldiers

A History of Old Bethel Church - by Harrison Grant King

Photo of the Month - June 2002 - "The Old Bethel Church of God" (updated 2017)

Map of the Christian Church in Turkeyfoot, Kingwood, PA

A Family’s Influence in the Pioneer Founding of the Disciples of Christ Movement in Somerset County, PA

More Stories of the Raymond and Rebecca (Rugg) Miner Family - by Thomas Ray Beck

Tales of the Raymond and Rebecca (Rugg) Miner Family - by Thomas Ray Beck

 

Hinerman Families of Greene County, PA & Marshall County, WV

Civil War Battle of White Sulphur Springs, WV

Death on the Rails: 40 Railroad and Streetcar Accident Victims

"Selfies" - the 2017 National Minerd-Minard-Miner-Minor Family Reunion - Broadcast on Facebook Live

Braddock's Grave and Fort Necessity: Preserving Historic French & Indian War Landmarks in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Unknown Shelkey Faces - Photo Album

 

Eli and Catherine (Dean) Leonard of Farmington & Wilkinsburg, PA

George and Christina (Fegely) Pilgert of Berks County, PA

Heinrich "Henry Harrison" and Lisetta "Lucetta" (Fegely) Fegelyof Macungie, PA

George and Maria Anna (Schmick) Fegley of Macungie, PA

Philip and Esther (Gaumer) Kline of Macungie, PA

Jesse and Elizabeth (Baer) Fegley of Macungie, PA

David and Hannah M. (Gaumer) Dankelof Berks County, PA

David Fegely Jr. of Macungie & Emmaus, PA

James and Mary (Bernhard) Fegley of Macungie, PA

Johan "George" and Leah (Conrad) Wetzelof Berks County, PA

Henry and Lydia (Wetzel) Heimbach of Berks County, PA

Nathan and Sarah (Wetzel) Heimbach of Berks County, PA

Elijah and Marietta (Wetzel) Conrad of Berks County, PA

Joseph and Mary (Bastian) Gaumer of Macungie, PA

David M. and Liesetha "Lucetta" (Gaumer) Treichler of Berks & Lehigh Counties, PA

Charles and Judith "Judy" (Gaumer) Wenner of Bortz's Mill, PA

Benjamin Charles and Maria (Mensch) Gaumer of Macungie, PA

Carolina (Gaumer) Fox Schneck and husbands of Berks County, PA

Aaron P. and Anna "Maria" (Gaumer) Jacobs of Allentown, PA

Jonas F. and Ettillia C. "Tillie" (Sieger) Gaumer of Macungie, PA

William and Eliza (Ettinger) Gaumer of Macungie, PA

Heinrich and Catherine (Gaumer) Fögle ("Fegely") of Mertztown, PA

David and Susanna (Gaumer) Fögle ("Fegely") of Macungie, PA

Heinrich "Henry" and Susanna (Mory) Gaumer of Alburtis, PA

Johan Peter and Anna Margaretha (Gaumer) Wetzel of Mertztown, PA

Johann Adam and Christiana (Wesco) Gaumer of Macungie, PA

Grant Ulysses Miner and wives of Connellsville, PA

James and Sarah "Ellen" (Sands) Harbaugh of Maple Summit, PA

Johann Heinrich and Anna Margaretha (Meitzler) Gaumer of Macungie, PA

Johann "Friedrich" and Catharina Barbara (Eisenhardt) Gaumer of Macungie, PA

Jacob and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Sturtz) Comp of Wellersburg, PA

Daniel and Mahala (Younkin) Schrock of New Centerville, PA

Abraham and Susannah (Bainter) Gaumer of Adamsville, OH

Jacob and Lydia (Leydig) Sturtz of Adamsville, OH

James "Loren" and Ellen (Ahlborn) Thurston of Mount Pleasant, PA & Detroit

Elmer Maurice and Hazel K. (Whetzel) Whetzel of Brownsville, PA

Benjamin Franklin and Jessie (Thurston) Piper of Mount Pleasant & Bessemer, PA

Clyde L. and Sarah "Bessie" (Swink) Stairs of Mount Pleasant, PA

Pearl Nora (Stairs) Hence Sines Sonavec and husbands of Mount Pleasant, PA

Samuel S. and Lula Ethel (Stairs) Swift of Youngwood, PA

Clarence Garner and Nora Violet (Martz) Stairs of Greensburg, PA & Tampa, FL

Jesse B. and Julia Ann (Ream) Nicklow of Normalville, PA

George W. and Ellen (Ingles) Devan of Hopwood, PA

Roscoe Conkling Clark and wives of St. Joseph, MO & Memphis, TN

Bartholomew A. "Beth" and Mollie (Holland) Minerd of Fayette County, PA

George Riley Minard and wives of Philippi, WV

Neri N. and Hannah "Lucy" (Murray) Eicher Sr. of Normalville, PA

Walter S. and Eva M. (Troyer) Younkin of Annawan, IL

Zimri Howland and Emily Ogle (Younkin) Howe of Iowa City, IA & Beatrice, NE

Alexander C. and Harriet Amanda (Mooney) Younkin of Kewanee, IL; Creston, IA; Cedar Rapids, Kimball & Alliance, NE; & Chugwater, WY

Mary "Polly" (Younkin) Smith Schrock and husbands of Somerset County, PA

James Lewis and Mary Ann (May) Kellerman of Buffalo Mills, PA; Cumberland, MD; & Patterson Creek, WV

Samuel G. and Louisa (May) Beltz of Woodstock, OH & Hyndman, PA

Samuel M. and Mariah Amanda (Beltz) May of Bedford & Somerset Counties, PA

Daniel H. May and wives of Bedford County, PA

Hiram C. and Carrie (Holycross) May of North Lewisburg, OH

John L. May and wives of Berlin & Fossilville, PA

Johannes “Jacob” and Anna Christina (Mauer) Boßhaar Sr. of Zweibrücken, Germany & Kingston, NY.

Johan Joerg “George” and Mary Elizabeth (Wennerich) Boßhaar of Zweibrücken, Germany; Kingston, NY; & Lancaster County, PA

Jacob and Magdalena (Boeshaar) Woolam of New Holland, PA & Sleepy Creek, WV

Everett E. and Mabel Henrietta (Swearingen) Ewing of Genoa, CO

Sidney Linton  and Grace "Maude" (Swearingen) Mansfield of Concordia, KS

George E. and Althea Alice (Prinkey) Rowan of Mill Run, PA

James Eyster and Martha Ann (Basnett) Murdock Sr. of Kingwood, WV

James Ambler and Ida Ellen (Farabee) Taylor of Hundred, WV

John and Flossie (Harbaugh) Heins of York, NE

Thomas and Elizabeth (Bush) Hinerman of Aleppo, PA

Benjamin and Mary Rebecca (Day) Owen of Washington County, PA

Henry C. and Hannah (Neel) Ullom of Greene County, PA

John and Eliza (Younken) Finnegan of Cameron, WV

Alexis Xavier and Cora Isabelle (Evans Burns) Phelan Sr. of Pittsburgh

Hazel (White) McManus Woodington and husbands of New Jersey

William H. and Mary Jean (White) Kapphan Jr. of Glenshaw, PA

George Albert and Flora (McAllister) White of Hazelwood, PA

William and Rachel (Gaumer) Bell of Adamsville, OH

Riley and Elizabeth (Zimmer) Gaumer of Adamsville, OH

Adam and Nancy (Boies) Gaumer of Edgar County, IL

Lyman and Mary (McClanahan) Gaumer of Adamsville, OH

Jacob and Mary A. (Gaumer) Bainter of Muskingum County, OH

Jacob and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Sturtz) Gaumer Jr. of Adamsville, OH

John B. and Margaret (Gaumer) Bainter of Adamsville, OH

David "Nesbit" and Caroline Amelia (Crumrine) Miner of Van Wert, OH; Columbus, NE; Council Bluffs, IA; & Kansas City, MO

Solomon Huff and Malinda (Gaumer) Werts of Coshocton County, OH

Solomon and Sarah E. (Bowen) Minard Jr. of Illinois & Missouri

Ervin M. and Margaret (Buxton) Minard of Scio, OH

Luther and Mary (Cornelius) Minerd Sr. of California, Idaho, Nevada & Arizona

Effie (Minard) Pelsma Thomann and husbands of Chicago, San Francisco, Fort Collins CO and Cleveland OH

Frank and Cecelia (Gorsuch) Zearfoss of Stoystown, PA

Levi and Anna (Leichliter) Rose of Paddytown, PA

Lutelis and Rachel Ruamy "Amy" (Murray) Cole of Dunbar, PA

Missouri "Dollie" Trout of New Stanton, PA

Harry and Flora (Cole) Minerd of Dunbar, PA

Clarence "Jay" and Clara Belle (Keffer) McKnight of Dawson, PA

 

John L. and Mary Grace (Heinz) Minerd of Fayette County, PA

Grant Louis and Christena (Kirkwood) Firestone Sr. of Breakneck/ Connellsville, PA

Charles "Walter" and Mary Todd (Jennings) Shipley of Ohiopyle, PA

William Harrison and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Owen) Johnston of Jacktown, PA

William and Rebecca (Miner) Bateson of Millersport/Thornville, OH

Madison Ullom and wives of Aleppo, PA

James H. and Anna Belle (Trout) Hower of Greensburg, PA

John Gilbert and Harriet "Emma" (Wright) Miner of Hebron, OH

John David and Margaret Elizabeth (Casey) Evans of Bloomfield, PA

Frank H. and Anna (McNiff) Evans of Pittsburgh, PA

Mary Ann (Minerd) Creighton Cross and husbands of Uniontown, PA

George Ewing (Ingles) and Sarah Elizabeth (Flack) Ogle of Pitcairn, PA

William J. and Catherine (Gilligan) Evans Jr. of New Castle, PA & Youngstown, OH

Samuel A. and Bertha (Minerd) Van Dyke of Foxtown, PA

Dr. Jonas and Martha (Pringey) Younkin of Somerset, PA & Iowa City, IA

 

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