Obituaries formerly found on this webpage can now be found in the Cambria County obituary database.
1 JAN 1852
VOL 8, NO 12
All the right, title and interest of J.P. Urban, of, in, and two certain lots of ground situate in the
Borough of Loretto, Cambria county, fronting on St. Joseph street, adjoining lot of Dr. M'Caffrey on the
east, and lot of James Orr, dec'd, on the west, and known on the Plan of said Borough by the Nos. ----,
having thereon erected a two story Frame House and Kitchen attached, a Warehouse, a carriage house and
Frame stable, now in the occupancy of the Sisters of Mercy.
Taken in Execution and to be sold at the suit of Seiger, Lamb & Co.
Thursday, 29 JAN 1852
VOL 8, NO 16
At the Half-Way House, on the 27th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Mullin, Mr. MICHAEL DOUGHERTY to Miss SUSAN
PLUMMER, both of Summerhill township, Cambria county, Pa.
Thursday, 26 FEB 1852
VOL 8, NO 19
MARRIED: [light copy]
At Loretto, on Tuesday, 11th February, by Rev. H.P. Gallagher, Mr. JOSHUA D. PARRISH, of Ebensburg, to Miss
MARY MAGDALENA, daughter of John Myers, Esq., of Cambria tp.
At Jefferson, on Wednesday, February 4th, by Rev. T. Mullen, Mr. JOHN MICK [??], aged 27 years, to Mrs.
POLLY NORT [??], aged 66 years, all of this county.
On Thursday, February 17th, by Robert Roberts, Mr. ROBERT W. ROBERTS, to -----, daughter of Mr. Daniel P.
Jones, all of --- township.
At Jefferson, on Thursday, February 17th, by Rev. T. Mullen, Mr. JAMES BERK, Jr., to Miss CATHARHINE SKELLY,
all of Summerhill tp.
In Antis Township, Blair County, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. H. Baker, Mr. SAMUEL MATTHEWS, to Miss ANNA
E. FIGART, both of White Township, in this County.
At Jefferson, on Tuesday, February 17th, by Rev. T. Mullen, Mr. EDWARD DOUGHERTY, of Ebensburg, to KATE,
daughter of Mr. Edward Grew, of Jefferson.
Thursday, 4 MAR 1852
VOL 8, NO 20
Friday morning last the Nail Factory belonging to the "Portage Iron Works," Duncansville, Blair county,
caught fire and was entirely consumed. The property was owned by M'Neal, Royer & Co., who lose about
$5,000, the property having been insured for but half its value.
Thursday, 11 MAR 1852
VOL 8, NO 21
At Ebensburg, on Thursday afternoon, 11th last, by Rev. L. Powell, Mr. WILLIAM DAVIS, to Miss MARY WILLIAMS,
all of this place.
By virtue of sundry writs of Ven. Exponas, issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria County, and to
me directed, there will be exposed to sale, at the Court House, in the Borough of Ebensburg, Cambria County,
on Monday, the 5th day of April next, at 1 o'clock P.M.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of Peter Dougherty, of, in and to one and a half lots of ground,
situate in the Borough of Summitsville, Cambria county, fronting on the Allegheny Portage Rail Road,
adjoining lot of William S. Campbell on the south, and lot of Hugh Storm on the north, having thereon
erected a two story frame house, and frame kitchen attached, and a frame stable, now in the occupancy of
said Peter Dougherty.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Jane S. Dunlap, for use of R.J. Dunlap, now for use of
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of John Carlin, of, in and to a lot of ground situate in the town of
Munster, Washington township, Cambria county, adjoining lot of William Carlin on the East, and lot of
Augustine Durbin on the west, fronting on the turnpike road on Main st., having thereon erected a two story
log house (weather boarded) and frame kitchen unoccupied.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of T. Barnes.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of David T. Storm, of, in and to a tract of land situate in
Washington township, Cambria county, warranted in the name of Robert Irwin, and Isaac Brenmen and others
containing Five hundred acres more or less, unimproved.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Cambria county.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of David Dimond, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land situate in
Summerhill township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of Jacob W. Slick, Amos Ellis, and others, containing
forty acres, more or less, about twenty-three acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a one story
hewed log house and log stable, now in the occupancy of the said David Dimond, and a hewed log house and a
Cabin stable in the occupancy of Sarah Dimond.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of James Murrray [sp] for the use aforesaid.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of James Ross of, in and to three certain tracts of land situate on
the waters of Clearfield creek in Clearfield township, Cambria county, warranted in the names of James
Burns, James M'Guire, and William Burns,-- the tract warranted in the name of William Burns, containing
three hundred and thirty-three acres and forty-four perches, more or less, about twelve acres of which are
cleared, having thereon erected a double sawmill, a one and a half story frame house, a plank house, and
two log stables now in the occupancy of John Earhart, also, a saw mill, a cabin house and log stable, (
weather boarded,) now in the occupancy of Simon J. Weakland, and a cabin house in the occupancy of James
Weakland. The treat warranted in the name of James M'Guire, containg [sp] three hundred and eighty-three
acres and sixty perches, more or less, about ten acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a log
house and log barn now in the occupancy of Peter Adams; and the tract warranted in the name of James Burns,
containing three hundred and ninety-one acres and one hundred and thirteen perches, more or less, unimproved.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Rich. Scanlan, Executor of Henry J. M'Guire, deceased.
N.B. The Sheriff has made the following the conditions of the above sales, viz: one fourth of the purchase
money on each sale to be paid at the time the property is struck down when the sale amounts to $500 and
upwards, under $500, and more than $100, the one third, under $100 and more than $50, the one half, less
than $50, the whole amount; otherwise the property will immediately again be put up for sale; and no Deed
will be presented for acknowledgement, unless the balance of the purchase money e paid before the following
JOHN BRAWLEY, Sheriff
Sheriff's Office, Ebensburg,
March 11, 1852.
Thursday, 25 MAR 1852
VOL 8, NO 23
Our readers will recollect that in our last we published an account of a murder that was committed at the
Tunnel on the Central Railroad in this county, on the night of the 16th inst. The following description of
Patrick Shiels the murderer, handed to us for publication, is hoped will lead to his arrest.
"The said Shiels is 5 feet 10 inches in height, stout built, light complexion, light chestnut colored hair,
blue eyes, broad, high forehead, slightly stooping in the shoulders. He has lost one of his front teeth, might be considered a good looking man, and is almost invariably laughing.
We deeply regret to learn that Mr. James Brady[?], a highly esteemed citizen of Jefferson, this county, was
dangerously injured on the Portage Road on Tuesday afternoon. He was riding down Plane No. 3 between two
cars and their coming in contact with other cars at the foot of the plane caused the bumping-beam of the
car to over-ride t hat of the other, and in this manner his legs were caught and broken in several places.
He has been taken to his home where we hope through the assiduous attentions of his family and the services
of his physician he may soon recover.
Thursday, 2 APR 1852
VOL 8, NO 24
Whereas my wife Mary has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, the public is hereby
notified that I will pay no debts contracted by her after this date.
Summerhill tp., April 1st, 1852.
Thursday, 8 APR 1852
VOL 8, NO 25
A traveller, whose name we have not learned, while walking up Plane No. 6, on Wednesday morning, was ran
over by a train of freight cars.
On Wednesday evening, Miss Margaret Carroll, in attempting to step over the wire rope on Plane No. 5, was
caught by the Safety car, which ran over her, injuring her quite severely.
On Wednesday forenoon, three or four loaded cars ran down Plane No. 8, and there was a regular smash up.
On Friday, near the Halfway house, a man named Hopkins, lost his right arm by the wheels of a car passing
over it. The arm was amputated by Dr. Sheridan of Johnstown, and the sufferer is doing well.
C.B. Cotter Esq., State Agent, was caught between two cars and bruised considerably. We hope the Captain
is "himself again," ere this.
Thursday, 15 APR 1852
VOL 8, NO 26
ACCIDENT--Mr. Edward Evans, an aged man and respected citizen of this village, while going home on Tuesday
evening was knocked down by a team of unmanageable horses and the wheels of the wagon passed over both his
thighs. He was not so severely injured as at first supposed, no bones being broken, and is rapidly
At Harrisburg on Wednesday evening, April 7th, by the Rev. Dr. DeWitt, WM. F. SHUNK, son of the late Francis
R. Shunk, to Miss GERTRUDE WYETH, daughter of John Wyeth, all of Harrisburg.
Thursday, 22 APR 1852
VOL 8, NO 27
LATE FROM EUROPE.
Arrival of the Steamer America.
NEW YORK, April 15.
The steamer America arrived at Halifax this morning at 3 o'clock. She left Liverpool on the morning of the
3d at 11 o'clock, bring 47 through passengers.
At Ebensburg on the 20th inst., by the Rev. A. McElwain, Mr. G.R. Flemming and Miss Rebecca Gaily, both of
Thursday, 29 APR 1852
VOL 8, NO 28
You will meet at the Court House, on Monday the 10th day of May next, at 10 o'clock, A.M., properly armed
and equiped for parade.
By order of the Captain.
ROBERT LITZINGER, O.S.
April 29, 1852.
Thursday, 6 MAY 1852
VOL 8, NO 29
Attorney at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
OFFICE at his residence at the west end of the Borough, immediately below the "Foundry."
January 15, 1852.
THE Directors of Ebensburg School District, Cambria County, will employ three male teachers to take charge
of the schools in said District. The schools will open about the 1st June next, and will continue nine
months. Liberal wages will be given. An examination of teachers will be held on Monday, May 17th.
By order of the Board.
JAMES M'DERMIT, Sec'y.
April 29, 1852.
Thursday, 13 MAY 1852
VOL 8, NO 30
DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
WATERTOWN, May 8.
The accident on the Rome and Watertown railroad yesterday, was as follows: The hand-car was running South,
when it came in collision with the freight train going North, and four of the young ladies were instantly
killed.--The head of one was completely severed from the body, and thrown a distance of two rods from it.
The limbs of two others were severed from their bodies and the fourth was dreadfully crushed. The hand-car
was not thrown from the track. We have the names of all the persons killed, but a Miss Pease, of Pierpont
Manor, and a sister of J. C. Wright of Oswego have been named as killed.
ACCEPTED--David T. Storm Esq., of Johnstown, the office of Notary Public, bestowed, upon him by Gov. Bigler. By card published, it will be seen that he will also attend to the writing of contracts, deeds &c. His known accuracy and competency is such things will give him a large amount of business.
Adams & Co.'s Express.
Ivory & Son, agents at the Summit, Cambria county, Pa., will receive and forward packages for
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and all intermediate places. Money or valuable articles receipted for and sent
to any point on the line of railroad.
March 11, 1852.
Thursday, 20 MAY 1852
VOL 8, NO 31
A CHANGE.--Mr. Henry Scanlan is now the proprietor of the "Carrolltown Hotel," lately kept by Mr. J.P.
Urban, and will spare no efforts to render every convenience to his guests. He keeps an excellent house.
Thursday, 27 MAY 1852
VOL 8, NO 32
FIRST OF THE SEASON.--The first game of "quoits," or more properly speaking "rings," "came off" on Friday
last in our borough.
A Large Turkey.--Mr. Evan Lloyd killed a wild turkey on his farm yesterday, that weighed 22 pounds after
the entrails were taken out. It attracted much attention, both on account of its size and the beauty of
its plumage. We had just funds enough to become the purchaser, and regret that brother Traugh is not about
to dine with us to-day. Hope, however, he won't doubt our statement this time.
A large sale takes place at the house of Andrew Maguire, Chess [sp] Springs, on Sarurday, [sp] the 5th day
Thursday, 3 JUN 1852
VOL 8, NO 33
On Thursday the 27th ult., by the Rev. L. Powell, Mr. Mesich Thomas and Miss Harriet Davis, daughter of
Rowland Davis of Cambria Township.
On the 1st inst., at Ebensburg, by the Rev. A. M'Elwain, Mr. JOHN MAGER and Miss MARY ANN PURVINES; both of
Thursday, 10 JUN 1852
VOL 8, NO 34
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of David T. Storm of, in and to a tract of land situate in
Washington Township, Cambria County, warranted in name of John Eberman, adjoining land warranted in name of
Robert Irwin and Jesse Brunner and others, containing four hundred acres more or less, unimproved.
Taken in execution and to be sold as the property of David T. Storm.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of Patrick Storm of, in and to a piece or parcel of land situate in
Washington Township, Cambria County, adjoining lands of Michael M'Hugh, John M'Kinne senior and others
containing sixty-four acres be the same more or less, unimproved.
Taken in execution as the property of Patrick Storm, and to be sold at the suit of Seth R. M'Cune.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of J.P. Urban of, in and to a piece or parcel of land situate in
Carrolltown, Cambria County, fronting on the Ebensburg and Susquehanna Road, adjoining lot of Martin Schroth
and others, containing five acres more or less, having thereon erected a two story frame tavern house, frame
ware house, and two frame stables now in the occupancy of the said J.P. Urban.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of John Ivory executor of Peter M'Dade dec'd.
Thursday, 17 JUN 1852
VOL 8, NO 35
On Saturday last more accidents occurred upon the Portage Railroad than during any one day since its
construction. It was a day long to be remembered in sadness and grief by many of our citizens and to those
immediately interested it was a day fraught with sorrow and tribulation.
Mr. Michael Storm was thrown off the buck, or more properly speaking, safety car, on Plane No. 8 on Saturday,
and was seriously injured. We learn that he is doing well and the hope is entertained that in a short time
he may recover.
The large stable attached to the hotel of Mr. James McGinley, at the Summit, was discovered to be on fire
on Saturday night, about half past ten o'clock, and was entirely consumed with its contents. The fire
communicated to the residence of Mrs. Meloy, adjoining, which every effort was made to save, but without
success.--The blacksmith shop of Mr. Howard, (colored man) was also destroyed. Mr. McGinley had a large
quantity of bay and grain, a carriage, buggy, several sets of harness, sleighs &c., destroyed but we
learn was mostly insured. Drs. J. M. Toner and B.M.S. Jackson, had a sleigh, several setts [sp] of harness
and saddles burned. Mr. Bell, merchant, a buggy. The building was owned by Wm. S. Campbell Esq., now of
the Pittsburgh "St. Charles," but we understand it was insured. Mrs. Meloy loses considerable furniture
both by the fire and by damage in removal. The house we are told was the property of Mr. Farren, and we are
not informed of any insurance. Mr. Howard's loss is trifling, having had sufficient time to remove his
stock. The hotel, "Summit Mansion House," was in great danger but through the exertions of the citizens
was saved. The intense heat, however, caused the rosin to ooze out of the pine weather boarding. The fire
made a great light, and from this place, a distance of nine miles, almost every house on the Summit was
plainly discernible. The fire likely originated from accident, the regular hostler having gone away
deputized a man to act in his place he about ten o'clock took a horse to the stable having a lighted candle
in his hand, from which it is supposed to have caught fire. The horses were taken out uninjured.
Hon. P. Noon and his lady left town on Tuesday morning for the Summit in a buggy, and when about a half
mile from this place, part of the harness broke and the horse starting at full speed, Mrs. Noon was thrown
out, her dress being caught by the wheels she was dragged for a considerable distance. A conveyance was
dispatched, she was brought home and physicians being called in discovered that no bones were broken
although she was much bruised and injured, and had an ankle sprained. We are rejoiced to state that to-day
she is much improved and convalescent. Her escape was a wonderfully miraculous one, her dress being
literally torn to shreds by the wheels of the buggy.
Thursday, 24 JUN 1852
VOL 8, NO 36
On the 17th inst., by the Rev. A. McElwain, Mr. WILLIAM TROTTER and Miss LAVINA GEORGE.
On the 18th inst., by the same, Mr. MORRIS GEORGE and Miss SOPHIA MARTZ; all of Washington Township.
Thursday, 8 JUL 1852
VOL 8, NO 38
On Tuesday, June 29 by Rev. Jacob Waters, Mr. JOHN HENRY HEAFNER, and Miss PAMELIA WAGNER, of Jackson
township. [light copy]
Thursday, 15 JUL 1852
VOL 8, NO 39
For Assembly, THOMAS COLLINS, of Washington.
For Sheriff, AUGUSTIN DURBIN, of Washington.
Commissioner, JACOB R. STULL, of Richland.
Auditor, JOHN A. M'CONNELL, of Clearfield.
Coroner, CAMPBELL SHERIDAN, of Johnstown.
Thursday, 22 JUL 1852
VOL 8, NO 40
ACCIDENT.--The lady of Gen. M'Donald, of this place, met yesterday with an accident which had well nigh
proved fatal. In preparing to mount on horseback, her foot sipping from the stirrup, she fell, and her
head striking a curbstone, she received a very severe wound in the forehead. During some time she was
unconscious. Doctors Lewis and Smith being called in, bestowed upon her every care and attention. She is
now, we are happy to learn, in a fair way of recovery.--Mountain Democrat
Thursday, 29 JUL 1852
VOL 8, NO 41
We have omitted to notice the arrival, some weeks since, of Lieut. Jno. D. O'Connell, a graduate of the
Military Academy at West Point. Lieut. O'Connell is a native of this county, and four years ago entered
the above named institution with a determination to become proficient in the various studies necessary to a
thorough education as an American officer, and he fully succeeded and graduated in a creditable manner. He
remains here for some weeks awaiting orders from the department.
LATER FROM EUROPE.
Arrival of the America.
HALIFAX, July 20.
The Royal Mail Steamsship America, Capt. Shannon, from Liverpool, 10th July, arrived here at 8 o'clock, this
evening. She brings 60 passengers, 52 of whom are for Boston.
The Postmaster General has appointed David McClure, of Lewistown, Pa., route agent on the railroad route
from Hollidaysburg to Pittsburg, Pa., vice John Piper, resigned.
On Monday morning last, at the Summitville Hotel, Cambria County, by the Rev. John A. Mearns, Mr. JOHN C.
OSTERLOH to Miss MAGGIE A. LEMON, both of Hollidaysburg.
At Martinsburg, Pa., Tuesday July 13th, 1852 by Rev. Jas. Fichtner, Dr. WM. J. MULLEN, of St. Clairsville,
Bedford county, Pa., to Miss SARAH S., daughter of Dr. J. Getty, Martinsburg, Blair county, Pa.
In Temperanceville, on the 22d inst., by the Rev. David M'Kinney, M. Robert Trotter, to Mrs. Catharine Fick,
both of No. 2.
Thursday, 5 AUG 1852
VOL 8, NO 42
ACCIDENT AND LOSS OF LIFE.--A man named McClosky, a section boatman, was killed at the head of Plane 10,
Monday. It appears that just as the trucks started to go down the Plane, he got between two sections of the
boat. When the latter got over the brow, they were suddenly stopped, the jar causing the sections to come
in contact, by which the unfortunate man was so crushed that he survived but a few hours.--It is said that
he was from Chester county, and was in the regular service during the Mexican war.--Hollidaysburg Standard.
ACCIDENT.--Two Irishmen were injured--one of them, it is feared, fatally--by a premature blast at the
Tunnel, on Monday last. One of them had his skull blown away so that the brain protruded. He was brought
in town and was still alive yesterday. The other's injury was in the foot, and is not so severe.--Ibid.
On the 28th ult., in Blair County, by the Rev. A.K. Bell, Mr. JAMES W. RIDDLE, of Philadelphia, to Miss
MARGARET BELL, daughter of John Bell, Esq., of Antes township, Blair county.
NOW IS THE TIME TO PROCURE A GOOD PICTURE.
Mr. T. E. RICHARDS begs leave to announce to the Public, that he has taken rooms in Joshua A. Parish's new
building in this place, where he will be happy to wait upon all persons wishing to procure a likeness of
themselves or friends, for the low price of one dollar. As he intends staying for a short time only,
persons would do well to give him a call.
Ebensburg, August 5, 1852.
Thursday, 12 AUG 1852
VOL 8, NO 43
In Harrisburg, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Maher, Mr. FREDERICK KITTELL, of Ebensburg, Pa., and Miss
A.M.F. McMILLIN, of Harrisburg, Pa.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of Samuel Dillon of, in and to a tract of land, situate in
Washington Township, Cambria county; adjoining lands of Jacob Troxell, Ignatius Adams, Thomas Jackson and
others, containing three hundred and fourty-four acres, twenty acres of which is cleared, and having thereon
erected one frame house and stable, now in the occupancy of the said Samuel Dillon.
Taken in execution as the property of Samuel Dillon, and a to be sold at the suit of Jacob Fornwailt for use
of David Brawley.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of Barnabas Byrne of, in and to a piece or parcel of land situate in
Carroll Township, Cambria county; adjoining lands of Emericus Bender, Peter Noel and others, containing one
hundred acres more or less, about forty acres of which are cleared having thereon erected a two story hewed
log house and a hewed log barn unoccupied.
Taken in execution as the property of Barnabas Byrne, and to be sold at the suit of John Ivory and William
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of George W. Hoover of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate
in White Township, Cambria county; adjoining lands of Wm. Gallaher, Wm. Grey and others, containing one
hundred and thirteen acres more or less, about Forty acres of which are cleared having thereon erected a
two story hewed log house and cabin barn now in the occupancy of the said George W. Hoover, and a cabin
Taken in execution and to be sold as the property of George W. Hoover.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of Thomas Rager of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in
Jackson Township, Cambria county; adjoining lands of Abraham Rager, heirs of James C. Fisher and others,
containing fifty acres more or less, about twelve acres of which are cleared, unoccupied.
Taken in execution as the property of Thomas Rager, and to be sold at the suit of Johnston Moore.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of Michael Braniff of, in and to a tract of land, situate in
Summerhill Township, Cambria county; adjoining lands of Daniel Dimond, Patrick Storm and others, containing
two hundred and seven acres more or less, about fifty acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a
two story hewed log house and a cabin barn, now in the occupancy of Michael and Ambrose Braniff, and a one
and a half story plank house and saw mill in the occupancy of David E. Davis.
Taken in execution as the property of Michael Braniff, and to be sold at the suit of Augustin Durbin.
ALSO, All the right, title and interest of John Krise of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in
Clearfield Township, Cambria county; adjoining lands of Valentine Krise, David Mills, and others, containing
one hundred acres more or less, about twenty acres of which are cleared having thereon erected a cabin
house and cabin stable now in the occupancy of John Krise.
Taken in execution as the property of John Krise, and to be sold at the suit of Robert L. Johnston.
N.B. The Sheriff has made the following the conditions of the above sales, viz: one fourth of the purchase
money on each sale to be paid at the time the property is truck down when the sale amounts to $500 and upwards under $500, and more than $100, the one third under $100, and more than $50, the one half, less than $50, the whole amount; otherwise, the property will immediately again be put up for sale; and no Deed will be presented for acknowledgement, unless the balance of the purchase money be paid before the following Court.
JOHN BRAWLEY, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office, Ebensburg,
August 12, 1852.