Mercer County, Pennsylvania Genealogy - Queries

Old Queries

This is the Old Query section that existed on the Mercer County Genealogy site prior to September 1999.  The last query added to this section was added in 1998.  Queries since that time can be found on the Rootsweb Message Boards.

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(Q491)  23 Sep 1998 - Jennifer Pritchard  


I am seeking info. on the surnames GILBERT and JACKSON in Mercer and Bradford Cos., PA.  Harry GILBERT, b. in Bradford Co., PA (I believe), m. aft 1900 (probably abt 1906) in either Cherrytree or Titusville, PA to Emma JACKSON, b. in Ontario, Canada.  Harry's parents were William and Mary (RYHAL) GILBERT.  Emma's parents were John and Ida PETERS JACKSON.  We have pictures and letters that place this Ida PETERS JACKSON in the Titusville area.  With the exceptions of these pictures, the woman remains a mystery.  If anyone could help or give directions, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thanks.

(Q490)  20 Sep 1998 - Marie Reiter  


Seeking info. on the following families: John LAVERY, abt 1830; Harriet CLAYTON, abt 1840; Thomas GOODALL, abt 1835; Albert GIBBS, b. 1861, d. 1932; Barbara SNYDERWINE, b. 1866, d. 1919; Albert TRABER, b. 1868, d. 1916; Barbara WEISEN, b. 1858, d. 1936; John REITER, b. 1848, d. 1911.  All lived in the Shenango Valley.

(Q489)  20 Sep 1998 - Gayle Hyde  

Surnames: LOVELAND

I have a family bible from Harriet and Soloman LOVELAND.  It has some family history in it.  Earliest birth is abt 1824.  If you need this info., email me.

(Q488)  20 Sep 1998 - Jane Stratton-Boast  


Searching for info. on my g-grandfather, Daniel BRUNER, b. 20 Feb 1816 in Lebanon Co., PA, d. 9 Mar 1892 in New Lebanon, Mercer Co., PA, m. Mary STAUM, b. 11 Oct 1820 in Switzerland, d. 23 Nov 1906 in New Lebanon, Mercer Co., PA.  Daniel BRUNER owned and operated a woolen mill in Mill Creek Twp.

(Q487)  20 Sep 1998 - Sue Bowman  


Looking for info. on William SHAFFER, b. 1836 in Germany?, d. 1925, m. Anna? __?__.  They had son, Samuel Guy SHAFFER, b. 1858 in Sharon, PA, m. Emma YOUNG, b. 1866, dau. of James and Katherine YOUNG.  The SHAFFERs were coal miners in Sharon, PA.  Any info. on SHAFFER or YOUNG appreciated.

(Q486)  20 Sep 1998 - Christina Kelso-Ball  


Seeking any info. on the family of Nancy Jane SCHRIVER (SCHRIBER), b. abt 1837 possibly in Sharpsville, Mercer Co., PA, m. George W. GENSLER of Newport, Perry Co., PA.  Their first child was Annie Elizabeth GENSLER, b. 13 Jun 1855 in Sharpsville.

(Q485)  19 Sep 1998 - Charlene B. Adams  

Surnames: THOMAS

Searching for William THOMAS of Sharon, PA, son of Morgan THOMAS.  He was father of: James D., William E., Lewis, George, and Misouria A.  Both Morgan and William were deceased by 1909 but the children were still alive.  I have no other dates.  Any help would be appreciated.

(Q484)  18 Sep 1998 - May F. Tantlinger  


Looking for John SCOTT, b. abt 1795-1810.  His mother, Elizabeth (__?__) SCOTT, in her 1864 will, says he is of Mercer Co.  She and her other children, Druscilla EWING, Eliza Ann DAVISON, and James SCOTT, are all in Ligonier Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA.  Does John have any descendants out there?

(Q483)  18 Sep 1998 - Michael J. Hoovler  

Surnames: HOOVLER

I am looking for any info. on John Ian HOOVLER, b. ca 1759, d. ca 1832.  He came to this country at the age of 6 from Holland.  I do not know his parents names or if he had any brothers or sisters.  His family settled in Mercer Co., PA.  I have a family tree (John only) from that point on until 1969.  Some of the other info. I have on John is that his first wife (no name) d. 1804.  They had 4 boys (no names).  He remarrried in 1806.  They had 4 boys and 1 girl from this marriage.  I have more info. if needed.  I have researched the HOOVLER name and have come across other HOOVLERs that do not show up on this particular branch.  Trying to find out if they are connected and how they are connected.  Most grateful for any info. received

(Q482)  12 Sep 1998 - Pat Bair  

Surnames: BAIR

I'm looking for any info. on Edward J. BAIR, b. Feb 23, 1887 in Grove City.

(Q481)  10 Sep 1998 - Charlie A. Allen  


Margaret CRAIG, b. abt 1834 in Northern Ireland, m. 10 Sep 1853 in Sandy Creek, Mercer Co., PA to George McINTYRE, b. 1833 in Co. Down, Ireland.  The couple lived several years in Mercer Co. where dau., Isabelle McINTYRE, was b. 17 Feb 1855.  They removed abt 1858 to West Deer Twp., Allegheny Co. where son, Samuel John McINTYRE, was b. 1859. The couple was active in Deer Creek United Presbyterian Church, West Deer Twp. and both are buried there.  Seek info. on George and Margaret before they moved to West Deer Twp., more details of the wedding, and any connection with one of the CRAIG families around Sandy Creek.  Thank you.

(Q480)  9 Sep 1998 - Joseph Hoover  


Jacob HOOVER, b. 1795 in Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 31 Jul 1868 near Coitsville, Mahoning Co., OH, m. Christine BUSH.  Jacob Sr.'s father was Peter HOOVER, m. Mary HUBER.  Jacob HOOVER Jr., b. 6 Oct 1826 in Mercer Co., PA, d. 14 Apr 1904 in Essex Twp., Clinton Co., MI, m. 14 Feb 1849 in Edinborough, PA to Cynthia Ann AGUE.  They had 14 children, all surviving to adulthood, the first ten children were b. near Lowellville, Mahoning Co., OH, and the last four children were b. in Clinton Co., MI.  Any info. on these folks greatly appreciated!

(Q479)  8 Sep 1998 - Linda Holub  


Seeking info. on Lucinda MANN LAWRENCE, d. 13 Jan 1899 in Grove City, PA, m. Carl STEIN.

(Q478)  6 Sep 1998 - Albert R. Gordon  


I am seeking any info. on James HIGGINS, b. abt 1790 in England, lived in W. Salem Twp., Mercer Co., PA, d. 1850-1860.  His occupation was a farmer.  His wife was Catherine or perhaps Mary Catherine, b. abt 1793 in PA.  They had at least one son, Jonathan "J.C." HIGGINS.  James' widow, Mary Catherine, m. George BROWN, a Scotsman, b. abt 1805.  It appears that Jonathan "J.C." HIGGINS may have m. Mary KEAN and the family remained in Crawford Co. until Jonathan's death aft 1870.  Any info. on this family is appreciated.

(Q477)  3 Sep 1998 - Leann Gallagher  

Surnames: DEAN, POSTEN

Looking for info. on Benjamin Avery POSTEN, b. 1839 in Huntingdon Co., PA, m. Mary Ellen DEAN from Sandy Lake, Mercer Co., PA.  Hoping to find more POSTEN and DEAN ancestors.  I am stuck at Benjamin Avery POSTEN.  Hoping to find other people researching these families.  Also looking for info. on Benjamin's military service, Co. B, 140th PA Infantry.

(Q476)  31 Aug 1998 - Cindy Barber  


Adamson B. WILES, b. 12 May 1806 in Mercer Co., PA, son of Christian WILES Sr., b. 1760 in Wales.  Adamson m. Eleander BLANCHARD, b. 1810-1820.  Need marriage info.  Moved to Brown Co., OH, then to IN.

(Q475)  29 Aug 1998 - Susan Patterson  


I am looking for info. on my gg-grandparents, David STINER, b. in PA, m. (1) Hannah NIMO.  Their children: Harriet STINER, my g-grandmother, m. Abraham PIERCE who lived in Lawrence Co.; Mary Ann STINER; and David STINER, never married.  I found David and Hannah on the 1850 census, living in Springfield Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  Then, on the 1860 census, David and their three children, Harriett Elizabeth, Mary Ann, and David Mclain, are listed.  Hannah d. 1858-1860 as their son, David, was b. 1858.  I then found David STINER on the 1870 census, now living in Slippery Rock Twp., Lawrence Co., PA, having remarried and more children.  David m. (2) Martha __?__.  The children's names list are as follows: David (son of first wife); George (according to his age must be son of her first marriage); William; Charles; and Caroline.  David's two daus. to his first wife are married by this time.  I would like to find info. on David and Hannah's parents, the STINERs and the NIMOs.  Also would like info. on his second wife and their children.  Would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give.  Will share what info. I have.  Thanks for your help.

(Q474)  29 Aug 1998 - Steve Dalton  


Searching for any info. on the LYTLE family.  William Harris LYTLE, b. 1789 in Orange Co., NY, d. 1843 in Venango Co., PA, m. Ruth EVERHART.  Their children: Johnathan Stevens LYTLE, d. 1899 in West Middlesex, Mercer Co., PA; Christian Everhart LYTLE; Isaiah Cooley LYTLE, b. ca 1812 in Huntingdon Co., PA, d. ca 1856 in Trumbull Co., OH, m. Martha KINNEY; Lydia LYTLE; John Shannon LYTLE; William Stonebraker LYTLE, d. aft 1897 in Mercer Co., PA; Stephen Harris LYTLE; Hanna Amanda LYTLE; Catherine Jane LYTLE; and David Steel LYTLE.  Isaiah Cooley LYTLE had son, Isaiah (sometimes listed as Isaac) S. LYTLE (sometimes LITTLE), b. Feb 22, 1846 in PA, d. May 11, 1898 in Mahaska Co., IA, m. Adeline HALL.  The couple first shows up in Mercer Co., PA on 1870 census, although Adaline shows up in Mercer Co. on 1860 census, living with her mother, Elizabeth (ENGLISH) HALL.  They moved on to Youngstown, OH by 1880 census, then to IA.  If anyone has any info. on any of these persons, many of whom lived and died in Mercer Co., PA, please contact me.

(Q473)  27 Aug 1998 - Victoria Duncan  


Looking for info. on Mary BUCKLEY, b. 1834 in Raynulton, dau. of William and Milcah BUCKLEY.  I understand her middle name was possibly Wayne (?) for her grandmother, Mary WAYNE, m. Samuel BUCKLEY.  Any confirmation or other info.?

(Q472)  27 Aug 1998 - Carol A. Van Stienburg  


I am looking for info. on my gg-grandparents, William and Prudence EASTERBROOK, both b. in Stafordshire(?), England.  They lived in Sharon, PA in the early 1900s.  They had 3 daus.: Clara (my grandmother), b. in Stoneboro, PA, m. Dec 1904 to Herbert Frances BROWN; Mary; and Emma (or Ethel?), m. Apr 1909 to Charles N. ALM.  Also looking for info. on my grandfather, Herbert Frances BROWN, b. 1880 in Slippery Rock, son of Lewis Melvin BROWN and Emma Jane STRUDEVANT.  Melvin' parents were Alexander and Elizabeth BROWN.  I would like to find more on this side of the family as I don't have much.  Thank you.

(Q471)  26 Aug 1998 - Ken Collins  


My grandfather, Israel COLLINS , b. in Hungary I believe, came to Farrell from Pittsburgh, PA in the early 1900s.  He worked at one time for Westinghouse Electric and also had a grocery store on Idaho Street.  I can still visualize his name in tiffanny glass "I. Collins" over the entrance hall to the stairs to the family quarters when they lived upstairs over the store.  My uncle Meyer, his son , also had a drug store on Idaho Street.  One of the tenants in his building was Joe BROSKO who I believe was an alderman and ran a small court room in one of my grandfather's stores.  In addition to uncle Meyer, the rest of the family consisted of my father, Maurice, and sisters, Belle and Rose.  From the family graves in the Farrell cemetery, I note the following dates: Israel, b. l872, d. l930; Sarah, his wife, b. l877, d. 1931; Maurice, my dad, b. 1895, d. 1936; Meyer, b. l897, d. l968.  I will appreciate any help on my COLLINS family history.

(Q470)  26 Aug 1998 - Rachael Miller  


Adam FLICK m. 2 Sep 1806 in Mercer Co., PA to Elizabeth PALM (POLM).  Adam FLICK's parents may have been Frederick and Mary.  Elizabeth's father may have been John.  They had the following children: John, Jacob, Benjamin, Samuel, Sarah, Thomas, William, Margaret, Susan, Nancy, and Mary, all b. 1807-1829.  I have many additional birth dates and some spouses names, etc., and alot of descendant info.  I am looking for other people researching these branches, and am especially interested in finding out more about the earlier generations.

(Q469)  25 Aug 1998 - Brenda Strobel   

Surnames: SPENCER

Looking for info on the family of Orlando H. SPENCER, m. Mary __?__.  Children: James Willard, Eliza, Elizabeth, and Abraham Lincoln.  They lived in the Greenville borough.

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