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Photo of the Month
May 2000
See Previous Photos     Unknown Faces and Places


Can you identify any of the faces?

The Harbaughs are a major branch of our family, dating back to 1819 in Somerset County, PA. That year, young widow Martha (Minerd) Imel married widower Leonard Harbaugh Sr. They brought nine children to the marriage, and had five more of their own, for a grand total of 14. 

This photo shows the fourth Annual Harbaugh Reunion, held in 1929 at the Jersey Church near Ursina, Somerset County. It was taken at the 96th birthday party of Leonard and Martha's daughter in law, Mary Magdalene (Whipkey) Harbaugh, seated at center, with a cane in her hand. Mary and her late husband, Civil War veteran David Harbaugh, had 12 children and at least 58 grandchildren.

The photo recently was discovered in the collection of a cousin. If you know any of the other identities, please let us know so we can add them to our list. Other faces we've identified are: Lucinda (Harbaugh) Younkin, Letitia (Harbaugh) Stoner, Warren Dempsey Younkin and Martha (Minerd) Gorsuch.


Copyright 2000 Mark A. Miner