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Annie Elizabeth Harbaugh


Annie Harbaugh and Charles Harlan

Annie Elizabeth Harbaugh was born on Aug. 17, 1885 in or near Mill Run, Springfield Township, Fayette County, PA, the daughter of Allen E. and Margaret (Williams) Harbaugh.She had dark hair and brown eyes.

Annie's birth made news in the newspapers of Uniontown and Connellsville, Fayette County, no surprise since her father was a part-time journalist. The Uniontown Genius of Liberty reported: "Al-Ed-Ha is in luck. It is a fine daughter. He has received many congratulations." Connellsville's Keystone Courier said, "A.E. Harbaugh smiles broader than ever. It’s a girl."

Annie never married but spent many years in her parents’ home in Mill Run.

Her "significant other" of many years' duration was Charles D. Harlan (Nov. 7, 1877-1950), a neighbor and the son of George W. and Louise (Wilson) Harlan.

Charles was a carpenter who in 1904 is known to have worked repairing pit wagons for coal mines, employed by the W.J. Rainey Company.


Connellsville Daily Courier

On Nov. 7, 1912, when she was 28 years of age, she gave birth to their son, whom she named Carl Wilson Harlan Sr.

When the federal census was taken in 1920, Annie shared a dwelling-place with her mother and son.

By 1930, at the age of 45, she had moved in with her unmarried brother Chauncey in Mill Run, and she had no occupation. Her son lived with his father that year.

Charles earned an income over the years as a blacksmith and as a laborer performing odd jobs.

Annie is known to have attended the annual Harbaugh Reunion in 1936, held in nearby Kingwood, Somerset County, PA. In a large group photo taken that day, she stands near her brother William.


Harbaugh Reunion, 1936

Annie suffered from hypertension, sugar diabetes and heart problems. She died in Charles' home of cardiac failure at age 58 on June 14, 1944, and was buried at Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery. 

Charles outlived her by six years. He built a house in Mill Run that still stands, and had a blacksmith shop and flour mill that was operated by steam.

Suffering from chronic heart ailments, Charles' health began to decline rapidly in March 1950. His son Carl and family traveled from Lima, OH to be at his side. He died in Mill Run at the age of 72 on March 25, 1950. Carl signed the death certificate. Burial was in the Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, beside his brother "Dubbie." The siblings rest under one stone.

Three years later, Charles' old grist mill building in Mill Run was sold to Glenn Work for $2,300.

~ Son Carl Wilson Harlan Sr. ~

Son Carl Wilson Harlan Sr. (1912-1969) was born on Nov. 7, 1912 in Mill Run, Fayette County, PA.

In young manhood he migrated to Ohio and settled in Lima, Allen County. 

He married Elizabeth "Betty" Butler (Dec. 12, 1920-1985), a native of Lima and the daughter of James and Mamie (Patton) Butler.

Together, the Harlans produced a family of six children – Carl Wilson Harlan Jr., James Harlan, Nancy E. Rose, Marcia Brown, Greg Harlan and Rebecca "Becky Sue" Harlan.

They initially resided at Indian Head, Fayette County. By 1938, the Harlans moved to Cincinnati and by 1945 relocated once more to Lima, Allen County, OH. There, he was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. The family address in 1953 was 731 West Wayne Street.

Elizabeth was active in the Rebekah Lodge of Lima and served a term in 1959 as its noble grand. Carl held memberships in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Solar Recreation Club.

Sadly, Carl suffered a heart attack on May 19, 1969 and was rushed to St. Rita's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank Hamblen, followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Elizabeth endured as a widow for another 15-plus years. She was cleaved away by the angel of death at age 64, in St. Vincent's Hospital of Toledo, on Jan. 14, 1985. Rev. Lowell Peters presided at the funeral service, Her obituary appeared in the Lima News, in which the family asked that any memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. 

Daughter Nancy Elizabeth Harlan (1944-2017) was born on Feb. 25, 1944 in Lima, OH. She tied the marital cord with Gary L. Rose ( ? - ? ). Two known offspring of this union were Darron Rose and Heather McAdams. Their dwelling-place in 1969-1985 was in Delphos, OH. Said an obituary, "A registered nurse, she worked at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta for many years. Nancy was an avid reader, who also enjoyed gardening and volunteer work." In time she moved to Wapakoneta, OH. With her health in decline, Nancy was admitted to reside in the Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. There, at the age of 73, she died on Aug. 3, 2017. 

  • Grandson Darron Rose married Irma and moved to Summerville, SC.
  • Granddaughter Heather Rose grew up in Delphis, OH and is a 1985 graduate of Jefferson High School. She has studied at Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Univeresity at Kokomo. Heather wed Ewain McAdams. The couple settled in Peru, IN. Ewain is believed to have been employed since 2010 as a purchasing manager with Advanced Cabinet Systems in Marion, IN.

Cook Tower and Woolworth's, Lima 
Son James C. Harlan (1945-2020) was born on July 28, 1945 in Mill Run. He grew up in Lima, OH and was a graduate of Lima Senior High School. On Jan. 17, 1965, he was united in holy wedlock with Marjorie Ellen Konst (Jan. 17, 1943-2003), daughter of John Franklin and Betty Jane (Green) Konst of Hamilton, OH. They dwelled for many years in Delphos, OH and were the parents of David A. Harlan and Christina M. Von Holstein. Marjorie belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church and Carl to Brookside Church in Indiana. Over the years, he earned a living as a journeyman electrician at Fruehauf Corporation in Delphos, U.S. Army tank plant in Lima and finally B.F. Goodrich, from which he retired. He held a membership in the local post of the American Legion and Mason Hope Lodge. He also joined the Black Swamp Rifle and Pistol Club and was a Hiram Rider, and gave of his time at Kingston Care Nursing Home. Marjorie was interested in genealogy and researched the family’s Harlan roots. As of 1980, their home was in Delphos. Sadly, Marjorie died at home at the age of 60 on Aug. 10, 2003. Rev. David Howell officiated at her funeral service, followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. James outlived his bride by nearly 17 years. Said an obituary, he "was known to help people with electrical, dry walling, and general acts of kindness." As a patient in St. Rita's Medical Center, he passed away at the age of 74 on Feb. 19, 2020. He was pictured in his obituary in the Lima (OH) News. Pastor Kent Keener presided over the funeral rites, with a ceremony at the gravesite performed by the Delphos Veterans Council.

  • Grandson David Allen Harlan ( ? - ? ) was born on (?) and was named in part for his great-great-grandfather, Allen Edward Harbaugh, the "Mountain Poet" of Mill Run. He was a graduate of Delphos Jefferson Senior High School and in the mid-1980s studied at Ohio State University. On Nov. 9, 1985, David was united in matrimony with Lisa Marie Kiggins ( ? - ? ), daughter of Keith Kiggins of Delphos. The wedding was held at Trinity United Methodist Church of Delphos, led by Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Uth. An announcement of the marriage along with a photograph of the beaming couple was published in the Lima News. Lisa also was an alum of Delphos Jefferson and Community Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield. At the time of marriage, she was employed in Columbus by Doctors West Hospital. The newlyweds made their first home in Columbus. Later, the Harlans lived in Delphos in 2003-2020.
  • Granddaughter Christina Marie "Tina" Harlan was an alumna of Delphos Jefferson High School and in 1987 attended Lima Technical College to study nursing. She appears to have been married twice. Her first spouse, on Sept. 4, 1987, was Greg A. Winegardner ( ? - ? ), son of Larry and Betsy Winegardner. Their nuptials were held in the Harlan residence in Delphos by the hand of Rev. Ronald Stark. In an announcement of the happy event, the Lima News pictured the happy couple and said that the groom also was a graduate of Delphis Jefferson and planning to attend Lima Technical College in a law enforcement program. By 2003, she wed Wolfgang Von Holstein ( ? - ? ). Their home in 2003 was in Waldoboro, ME and in 2020 in Reading, OH.

Daughter Marcia Jane Harlan (1947-2019) was born on Oct. 15, 2019 in Connellsville near Mill Run, PA. She grew up in Lima, OH and was an alumna of Lima Senior High School. She wed (?) Brown ( ? - ? ). The one son they produced together was Robert M. Brown. They put down roots in Wapakoneta, OH. Marcia earned a living through her work at Westinghouse-Sundstrand Corporation, and retired from the company in 2003. She liked her pet cats and enjoyed readig. Grief blanketed the family when, at age 72, Marcia died at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima on Oct. 15, 2019. An obituary appeared in the Wapakoneta Daily News.

  • Grandson Robert M. Brown ( ? - ? ) married Michelle Paul ( ? - ? ), daughter of Donna Paul. They are the parents of Zachary Brown and make a dwelling-place in Wapakoneta, OH. 

Son Carl Wilson Harlan Jr. (1948-1999) was born on Aug. 8, 1948 in Lima, Allen County, OH. On June 15, 1967, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and in 1969 was posted to Whidbey Island in Washington State. He received his discharge on March 1, 1971. At the age of 30, on March 2, 1979, he was joined in matrimony with 28-year-old Jean Marie (Junglas) Konst ( ? - ? ), daughter of George J. Junglas and stepdaughter of Estalla M. (Clark) Junglas of Lima. She brought a stepson to the union, Michael Konst. They lived in Marion, OH in 1982-1985 and later at 3591 Golden Meadows Court in Riverside, OH. Carl was employed as an electrician in a correctional facility in Ohio in the late 1990s, while Jean ran the Caffeine Alley Coffeehouse in Dayton which "features original art work from Dayton-area residents," said the Dayton Daily News. Sadly, stricken with heart and vascular disease, he died at the age of 50 on the Fourth of July 1999, in St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, IN. Burial was in Dayton National Cemetery. 

  • Step-grandson Michael Konst ( ? - ? ) in 1995 exhibited his artworks in his mother's Caffeine Alley Coffeehouse in Dayton, OH and also captured a prize for drawing from the Caledonia Farmers Festival Committee.

Son Gregory Allen Harlan (1952-2021) was born in about 1952 and named in part for his great-grandfather, Allen Edward Harbaugh, the famed "Mountain Poet" of Mill Run, PA. Gregory attended Lima Senior High School. He lived in Lima, OH in 1985 -- Bryan, OH in 2017 -- and in Wapakoneta, OH in 2020. At the age of 69, as a resident of Wapakoneta Manor, he passed away on Aug. 14, 2021. A brief death notice was printed in the Lima News.

Daughter Rebecca "Becky Sue" Harlan (1953- ? ) was an alumna of Lima Senior High School. She made her home in Van Wert, OH in 2017-2024. She is believed to have been employed as head of circulation at the Brumback Library and on April 26, 2017 was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor about her use of Liberty Mobility Now, "an Uber-like ride-hailing service," to travel to and from work every day.

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