Cousin Mark D. Ware, an 8th-generation descendant of Somerset County (PA) pioneers, today serves as director of the Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County, in association with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The Society is the steward of the rich cultural heritage of the county through its impressive historical collections, educational programs and genealogical archives. Each year, it holds the popular, three-day "Mountain Craft Days" living history event to showcase more than 100 craft artisans, musicians, and entertainers who demonstrate forgotten rural folkways of the past.
Mark is an offspring of the Daniel Foster and Amanda Margaret "Maggie" (Foust) Sarver branch. This line further traces back to Revolutionary War veteran Johann "Jacob" Gaumer and his bride Maria"Catharina" Sowash who settled in Somerset County in the 1790s or early 1800s. He graciously has contributed valuable images and content about his family for the Foust-Sarver biography on this website.
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