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Tuesday, 3 Jan 1893
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Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


The First White Female Child Born In Johnstown

During the latter part of September last, the Tribune, in noting that Mr. J. C. Burkhart, of Zearing, Iowa, was visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity, stated that he was a son of the late Catharine Burkhart, who lost her life in the Johnstown Flood of May 31, 1889, and who was the first white frmale child born in Johnstoen.

Along with this, a brief history of some of the incidents of her life and family connection may be of interest to our readers.

Mrs. Burkhart was a daughter of the late Hon. Abram Hildebrand, one of the first Associate Judges of this county under Judge Young, the first Judge of Cambria County, and was born on April 9, 1804, in this city, then composed of possibly a half dozen settlers and their families, and, so far as is known, she was not only the first white female child born here, but the first white child born in what is now the City of Johnstown. The second white female child born here was Lucinda Proctor, in 1807, who afterward became the wife of Judge Evan Roberts, and also lost her life in the Johnstown Flood of May 31, 1889. Several male children were born here, though, between the births of Miss Hildebrand and Miss Proctor.

Mr. Hildebrand immigrated from Lancaster County to this city about the year 1797, and resided in different localities now embraced in the City of Johnstown for several years, and subsequently purchased the tract of land on which East Conemaugh is now located, where he erected a grist mill and a saw-mill about the year 1823, which were considered important improvements in this neighborhood at that time. These mills were operated by him for a number of years and then sold to Mr. Daniel Huber, who afterward sold them to Mr. William Huber, and William Huber in turn disposed of them to Mr. Butterbaugh.

The old grist mill building was finally remodeled into a dwelling house and store room and some of our older readers would not need to allow their memory to run back more than twenty or twenty-five years to see themselves trading for or purchasing Kentucky jean, blue drilling or check shirting, over the mercantile counters in the old mill building.

The old log house which the Judge built and lived in at East Conemaugh remained intact and was occupied until shortly before the Flood, when it was demolished. Here and there the town is dotted with old apple trees, which were once a part of his orchard.

On the saw-mill the Judge cut the lumber for the section boats on the old canal. Although all traces of the mill itself were wiped out of existence many years ago, yet the dam remained intact, with the exception of a small break on the north side, until a few years before the flood, and the entrance to the race, with its timbers, could plainly be seen until the time of the Flood.

Mr. Hildebrand was the father of twelve children, six boys and six girls, six of whom had dlue eyes and six had dark eyes, Catharine being the youngest and among the dark-eyed ones. A number of the older children were grown up and had left home prior to her birth, and she never saw them, but all preceded her to the unknown world at an extremely old age; George, one of the younger boys, and the only one of the child left beside herself at that time, dying in East Taylor Township, on December 19, 1877, at the age of ninety years two months and four days.

The Judge himself died at an old age at the home of his son John in Huntingdon County and is buried there. His wife met her death by blood poisoning, caused by accidentally running the scale of a sunfish, which she was cleaning, under the nail of one of her fingers, and was buried in the old Union Cemetery in this city. Altogether they were a family of extraordinary longevity.

Among the residents in Johnstown during Miss Hildebrand's early days were the Lintons, Hamiltons, Proctors, Shepley Priestly, George Bheam, and the Levergoods.

About the year 1824 she was united in marriage to Ephraim Burkhart, a young man employed by her father to erect the grist mill, and whom he afterward employed as miller. After their marriage they resided in a small log house near the mill for about four years, Mr. Burkhart still continuing in the capacity of miller, and a number of persons, now advanced in years, who were but mill boys then and came to the mill over rugged roads in cold and rainy weather, can testify to the cheerful and hospitable disposition shown by Mrs. Burkhart in taking them into her house and seating them before her wide chimney, with its blazing wood fire, where they were warmed and had their clothing dried before again facing the elements on their return trip. While at this place, Mrs. Burkhart cooked the meals for surveyors when laying out the Old Portage Railroad.

One of the incidents related by Mr. Burkhart, which happened while he was employed as miller, was as follows:

A young man by the name of Goughnour came to the mill one day, got his grist, and returned home, a distance of about __ miles, over muddy roads. Then he got home, he discovered that he had lost a button off his pants, and forthwith took his back tracks on foot in search of it. When he again turned up at the mill, Mr. Burkhart asked him what was the matter, and was informed that he had lost a pewter button off his pants similar to another one which he showed him, and he was on the hunt of it. Mr. Burkhart never knew whether he found the button on the return trip or not.

About the year 1829, Mr. Burkhart purchased a tract of woodland in Jackson Township, about one mile from where the village of Vinco is now located, erected a house and stable upon it, moved thereon, and commenced in improving the land. There were but two houses at that time on the Ebensburg Road between the old turnpike and the farm of the late Rev. Levi Roberts, now belonging to the heirs of the late Jacob Angus, viz: Samuel Singer's and John Benshoff's. Here they continued to reside and improve their land, under almost insurmountable difficulties and hardships during the earlier years, until Mr. Burkhart's death, which occured on July 1_ [10 or 16?], 1872, at the age of seventy-five years ten months and seven days.

Very often while the children were small, they did not have a change of clothing, and on Saturday evenings, after assisting her husband some in the fields and doing her household work in addition, Mrs. Burkhart would strip the children, put them to bed, wash and dry their clothing, mend it, and have it ready for the children to put on clean on Sunday morning.

Ten children were born to them, viz: Abram, Joseph, John, Samuel, Margaret, Keziah, Mary, Jane, Lovina, and Charlotte.

Abram, but a young man in his teens, when the Mexican War broke out, wanted to enlist in company with some of his associates, but his father opposed it. One day, when on his way to the mountain for his ax where he had been chopping cord wood, he met his friends on their way to Mexico, and decided to go with them despite his father's opposion, and when on his way there, wrote back to his parents informing them what he had done. After serving about a year and a half in the army he was stricken with the measles, taken to the hospital, and was in a far way for recovery; but when the army started to take the City of Mexico, he wanted to join it, and, although ordered by the Captain to remain at the hospital, he follwed his company and participated in the engagement, where he received a relapse, which resulted in his death shortly after the city was captured.

Joseph is a minister in the German Baptist (Dunkard) Church, and lives in Adams Township.

John moved to Iowa prior to the late Rebellion, and still resides there. He is engaged in the lumber business in the town of Zearing.

Samuel met his death on August 11, 1865, by a boiler explosion at the Furniture Works at Mineral Point, where he had accepted the position of fireman and engineer about a month before the explosion occurred.

Margaret is the wife of James Sensebaugh and lives at Mineral Point.
Keziah was the wife of George Ford, who was accidentally killed on the railroad a few years ago at Mineral Point, and she still resides there.

Mary went to Iowa many years ago, and has since married Mr. George James, who now resides in Rock Falls, Illinois.

Jane was the wife of Mr. Abram Byers and resided at Mineral Point on May 31, 1889, and perished in the Great Flood on that memorable day.

Lovinia is the wife of Ed. Muller, formerly of this city, but now a resident of Scalp Level.

Charlotte died in infancy.

After Mr. Burkhart's death, and his estate had been settled up, Mrs. Burkhart moved with her son Joseph to Adams Township, taking with her sufficient furniture to furnish two rooms in her son's house, which he had placed at her disposal, she preferring to continue keeping house and have her own bed, table, etc. She remained here until 1879, when she decided to quit housekeeping, and went to live with her daughter Jane, who then resided in Jackson Township, her husband -- Mr. Byers -- being engaged there on one of the saw-mills as sawyer, and she remained with them until her death.

Some time during the winder of 1879-80, in walking out she fell on the ice and fractured one of her arms near the wrist. The fracture never united perfectly, and her arm was partially disabled for the balance of her life.

About the year 1880, Mr. Byers, her son-in-law, purchased the old homestead and moved thereon, and Mrs. Burkhart was thus again installed on the farm where she had spent forty-three years of her happiest existence. In the spring of 1887, Mr. Byers sold the homestead again, and, after living in several different places in Jackson Township, moved to Mineral Point in the fall of 1888, where Mrs. Burkhart, with her daughter Jane, perished on that memorable 31st of May, 1889 at the age of eighty-five years, one month and twenty two days.

Mrs. Burkhart was a remarkably stout old lady, having been blest with almost perfect health all her life, the only sick spell of any consequence that she had, being a very severe attack of pneumonia in the fall of 1888. Her complete recovery from this was sttributed by the physician in addendance principally to the careful nursing of her daughter Jane. She had a wonderful __endry, and could entertain friends for hours relating in her pleasing way, incidents of early Johnstown and vicinity, and had it not been for that awful calamity, she would no doubt have lived to see the century mark of existence before death overtook her in a natural manner, near or over which age her brothers and sisters were when called away. She was a consistent member of the Church of the Brethren for more than fifty years.


A sleighing party left this city in a two-horse sled about half-past 6 o'clock last evening for Stoyestown, and the members of it -- four ladies and four gentlemen -- had some experience. After encountering many drifts they were finally -- when within three miles of their destination -- forced to abandon their journey, owing to immense piles of snow in the roadway, and return to Davidsville, where they arrived about 11 o'clock and had an elegant supper. At half-past 2 o'clock this morning they resumed their journey homeward.

A mile this side of Davidsville they were again snow-bound. The horses broke away from the sled, but were captured before they got far away. All hands then started back on foot to Davidsville, where they remained until 10 o'clock this forenoon, when they again undertook their homeward trip, arriving in the city at noon. They are unanimous in the statement they they had a jolly time, and express the intention of soon trying it again. And the next day it snowed.


Isaac Bowers, alias Christ Snyder, claiming a local habitation in the Quaker City, is under a four months' sentence to the Cambria County Jail. J. F. Schlaaustein prosecuted him yesterday before Magistrate Blank for the larceny of a watch and he pleaded guilty, with the result above stated.Schlaanstein is the reputed owner of a store at the south end of the Lincoln bridge. He alleges that Bowers obtained a watch at the store under the pretext of knowing a party to whom he could sell it, the understanding being that if he sold it for $5 he was to have $1 for making the sale. He disposed of the time-piece for $2.50 and pocketed all the cash, hence the prosecution.


Master Willie Warren, of the South Side, who for the past year and a half had been selling papers and fruits for Agent Harry Mullen, of the Union New Stand, on the passenger trains at the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, this city, is now running as a regular newsboy from here to Pittsburgh. He leaves here on the Southwestern Express in the morning and returns on Philadelphia Express in the evening. Master John Wilt, the B. & O. newsboy, has succeeded Master Warren, and Master Lawrence Prough, of the South Side, is now running on the B. & O.


The game of football played yesterday afternoon at Allegheny between the Three A's and All College Elevens resulted in neither side scoring. In the first half the Three A's came within five yards of scoring, when time was called. Mr. C. S. Lomax, of this city, was referee.


Friday, 7 Apr 1893
Submitted by T. J. Shumaker


BORING. - In West Taylor Township, on Thursday, April 6, 1893 at 9:25 o'clock a.m., Abram Boring, aged 78 years. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Interment will be made in Decker's Graveyard.


Saturday, 8 Apr 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


ADAMS-HENDERSON. -- In Coopersdale, at the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal Church, on Thursday, April 6, 1893, at 7:30 o'clock P.M., by Rev. L. McGuire, Mr. J. Harvey Adams and Miss Nettie Henderson, both of Coopersdale.

LITZINGER-LOWER. -- In Johnstown, on Sunday, April 2, 1893, at 4 o'clock P.M., by Rev. Geo. C. Cooke, of Walnut Grove, Mr. Samuel B. Litzinger and Miss Ellen Lower, both of Blair County.


17 Apr 1893
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Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


FITZ-BILLIG. -- In Johnstown, at St. Joseph's German Catholic Church, on Monday, April 17, 1893, at 7:30 o'clock a.m., by Rev. Father Victor, Mr. Peter Fitz, and Miss Josephine Billig, both of this city.

SYCKLE-SELLERS. -- On Saturday evening, April 15, 1893, at the residence of the officiating minister, by Rev. James A. Lane, Mr. Sylvester Syckle, and Miss Katie May Sellers, both of Johnstown.


Monday, 10 Jul 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Alderman Harris is having his building on Market street painted.

Justice Bland had an iron hitching post placed in front of his office to-day.

The mower and reaper works at Latrobe have shut down for an indefinite period.

There were no cases before the Mayor this morning at the Central Police Station.

A telephone was placed in Ed. T. McNeelis' office to-day. This makes one hundred and thirty telephones in this city. Mr. McNellis' number is 119.


Mrs. D. F. A. Greer, of Somerset street, is critically ill.

Mrs. Joseph Kuntz, of Morris street, is still unimproved.

Mr. L. A. Clark, of Pittsburgh, was in the city yesterday.

Mr. Albert Trent has returned home from the World's Fair.

Mr. J. M. Taney, of Walnut street, was at Stoyestown yesterday.

Policeman Frank Carney spent yesterday in Westmoreland County.

Miss Mary P, Kinkead, of Adam street, is visiting in Clinton county.

Mr. William Orms was in town to-day, on his way to the World's Fair.

Mr. Samuel Paul, the barber, spent yesterday with relatives at Indiana.

Mr. W. W. McAteer, of Loretto, was a welcome visitor in the city to-day.

Mr. Charles Jones and bride nee Thomas, arrived home last night from Philadelphia.

Mr. Harry J. Witz, of Pittsburgh, ten years ago a citizen of Johnstown, is in the city.

Mr. J. B. Kauffman, of Philadelphia, was the guest of Mr. Jacob M. Murdock yesterday.

Miss Nora Williams, of this city, arrived home to-day from a visit among friends at Lilly.

Miss Rose Sloan, of the First Ward, departed this afternoon for Greensburg to visit friends.

Mr. Wesley Gallagher, of Stonyucreek street, is recovering from an attack of malarial fever.

Mr. Joseph Masters, of Feeder street, was at Ridgeview Park yesterday with his wife and daughter.

Miss Viola Hoar, of Altoona, is the guest of her sister -- Mrs. E. T. Felt -- and family, of Vine street.

Mr. Charles Jones and bride, of the Palice Hotel, returned home last night from their wedding trip.

Mrs. Susan Davis and her daughter -- Sallie -- of Somerset street, left this morning for Ridgeview Park.

Misses Mollie Raffensberger and Gertrude Berkie, of this city, are visiting friends in Johnstown. --York Age.

Miss Gertrude Dysert, of Pittsburgh, is the guest of her relatives -- Mr. and Mrs. Sharretts -- of the Fifth Ward.

Miss Emily Cobaugh, of Philadelphia, the guest of her sister -- Mrs. Warren Smith -- and family, of Morris street.

Rev. McGuire, of Coopersdale, left this morning for Pittsburgh to attend the meeting of the Fourteenth Regiment.

Mrs. Gomer Walters and her sister -- Miss Young -- of this city, have returned home from a visit among friends in Ebensburg.

Mr. Frank L. Reighart, of John Thomas & Son's store, left yesterday morning for Cumberland to spend a week with friends.

Miss Edith Mildren, of East Liberty, who had been the guest of her relative -- Mrs. Nellie Mildren -- left of Saturday afternoon for home.

Mr. R. B. Owens, of the First Ward, went to Ebensburg on Saturday afternoon to spend Sunday with his mother -- Mrs. Mary Owens.

Mr. Joe Schachern, of the disbanded Danville Base Ball Club, passed through the city on Saturday afternoon on his way home to Beaver.

Mr. Joseph Rondle, of the South Side, who has been confined to his home with typhoid fever for some time, is able to be about the house.


Thrown from the Carriage Fatally Injured.

Albert T. Leckey, of Coal street, Tenth Ward, while driving toward Weimer's livery stable in the Seventh Ward about 9:30 o'clock last night, was thrown from his carriage and received a serious wound above the right ear.

Mr. Leckey and his wife, accompanied by Mr. Joseph Beiter and his wife, of Washington street, left the city yesterday for a drive in the country. The party spent a very pleasant day, returning to town about 8 o'clock last night. Mr. Leckey drove to the house of Mr. Beiter, and then started on his way to Weimer's livery.

While passing the Electric Power House, on Baumer street, the horses took fright, and Mr. Leckey being unable to manage them, they dashed on out Baumer street, and when rounding the curve at Spruce street Mr. Leckey was thrown from the carriage. His head struck the corner of a step, which caused a crushing of the skull above the right ear. The horses continued in their course to the livery stables, receiving slight scratches.

Dr. George W. Wagoner was immediately summoned, and had the sufferer removed to the Memorial Hospital, where it was found the man's case was hopeless. He lived about two hours from the accident occurred, dying at 11:52.

Mr. Leckey is survived by his wife. He was at one time a saloonkeeper in this city. After the flood he worked for Jordan & Hinchman. He was for some time past employed as a bartender at Joseph Beiter's saloon.


HOGAN. -- In Morrellville, at No. 169 Main street, on Saturday, July 8, 1893, at 12:30 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Isabella E. Hogan, aged 75 years.

The funeral took place at 8:30 o'clock this morning. Interment was made in Lower Yoder Cemetery.

FALLON. -- In Johnstown, Fifteenth Ward, at No. 218 Railroad street, on Sunday morning, July 9, 1893, at 1:20 o'clock, Patrick Fallon, aged 9_ years.

The funeral will take place to-morrow morning. Interment will be made in Lower Yoder.

LECKEY. -- In Johnstown, Tenth Ward, Coal street, on Sunday, July 9, 1893, at 11:45 o'clock p.m., Mr. Albert T. Leckey, aged about 33 years.

The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. Interment in Wilmore Catholic Cemetery.

LEWIS. -- At Westmont, on Sunday, July 9, 1893, at 9 o'clock a.m., of consumption, Mrs. Mary Ann Lewis, wife of William D. Lewis, aged 42 years, 4 months and 24 days.

The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 1 o'clock; interment at Grand View Cemetery.


Friday, 11 Aug 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


BANKS. -- In Johnstown, Sixth Ward, on Friday, August 11, 1893, at 3:15 o'clock a.m., Pearle, daughter of William H. [B.?] and Mollie Banks, aged about 1 year and 6 months.

The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Interment will be made in Grand View Cemetery.

TANTLINGER. -- At Laughlintown, Westmoreland County, on Monday, August 7, 1893, at 1:30 o'clock a.m., of cancer, Susan, wife of Alexander Tantlinger, aged about 78 years.

The funeral took place at 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Interment was made in the Evangelical Graveyard, near Waterford.


7 Sep 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


HORRELL-HOWELL. -- In Johnstown, First Ward, at No. 60 Lincoln street, on Wednesday evening, September 6, 1893, at 7:30 o'clock, by Rev. C. C. Hays, Mr. Charles Wesley Horrell, of the South Side, and Miss Minnie Uriania Howell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Howell.

KRISE-HAMMER. -- In Roxbury, Upper Yoder Township, at the home of the bride's parents -- Mr. and Mrs Joseph S. Hammer -- at noon on Thursday, September 7, 1893, by Rev. D. M. Miller, Prof. Warren S. Krise of Bedford street, and Miss Ella G. Hammer, of Roxbury.

RIGGS-NEAL. -- In Johnstown, Seventeenth Ward, at the Continental Hotel, on Wednesday evening, September 6, 1893, at 6 o'clock, by Rev. C. C. Hays, Mr. William Riggs, of Fairmont, West Virginia, and Miss Mary Neal, of the Seventeenth Ward.


26 Sep 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


ROBERTS-VON LUNEN. -- In Johnstown, at the corner of Stonycreek and Bedford streets, on Tuesday evening, September 19, 1893, at 8 o'clock, by Rev. I. N. Crisso, of the Main-street Christian Church, Mr. Dwight Roberts, Cashier of the Citizens' National Bank, and Miss Minnie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Von Lunen.

SWANK-HUMMEL. -- Near Stoyestown, Somerset County, on Wednesday, September 20, 1893, at 10:30 o'clock a.m., by Rev. A. J. Beale, of this city, Mr. Elmer E. Swank, an employe [sic] of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and Miss Carrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hummel, of near Stoyestown.


Saturday, 28 Oct 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


ZIPF-OWENS. -- In Johnstown, Seventh Ward, at the home of Alderman S. W. Miller, on Wednesday, October 25, 1893, by the Alderman, Mr. W. Fred Zipf, of the Seventh Ward, and Miss Maggie May Owens, of the Thirteenth Ward.


KENNEDY. -- In Johnstown, Sixth Ward, at No. 65 1/2 South street, on Saturday, October 28, 1893, at 10:30 o'clock a.m., Dean, son of James R. and Carrie Kennedy, aged 3 months.

The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon; interment will be made in Grand View Cemetery.

VON ALT. -- In Brownstown, Lower Yoder Township, on Saturday morning, October 28, 1893, the eighteen-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Von Alt.

The funeral will take place at 3:30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. Interment will be made in Lower Yoder Cemetery.


Friday, 17 Nov 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


JAMES-SPIRES. -- In West Taylor Township, at the home of Justice A. E. Sotnerville (?), on Thursday evening, November 16, 1893, at 8 o'clock, by the officiating Justice, Mr. William H. James and Miss Maud Spires, of Morrellville.

VARNER-PROUGH. -- In Johnstown, at the parsonage of the Vine street United Brethren Church, No. 199 Vine street, on Thursday evening, November 16, 1893, at 8:30 o'clock, by Rev. L. F. John, Mr. George F. Varner, son of Chief of Police S. R. Varner, and Miss Edith Prough, of No. 183 Sherman street, South Side.

YODER-MARSHALL. -- In Davidsville, Somerset County, at the home of Mr. Boyts, on Thursday evening, November 16, 1893, at 8 o'clock, by Rev. A. B. Erhart, of the Wilmore Lutheran Church, Mr. Mahlon Yoder of Holsopple, and Miss Annie Marshall, of Davidsville.


BURKHART. -- In Somerset County, near Stoyestown on Thursday night, November 16, 1893, Jacob Burkhart, aged about 70 years.

The funeral took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment being made in the Friedepsburg Lutheran Church Cemetery.

HARSHBERGER. -- In Somerset County near Davidsville, on Thursday, November 16, 1893, at 10:30 o'clock P.M., of whooping cough, Stewart, son of Amos and Catharine Harshberger, aged 1 year.

The funeral will take place to-morrow. Interment will be made in Isaac Kaunman's Cemetery in Conemaugh Township.

PARSON. -- In Westmont, at the corner of Second avenue and Tioga street, on Friday, November 17, 1893, at 10 o'clock A.M., of Typhoid fever, Ella May, wife of Joseph E. Parsons, aged 24 years 2 months and 21 days.

The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Interment will be made in Grand View Cemetery.


Thursday, 22 Nov 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


SPANGLER-BOWDEN. -- In Cumberland, Md., at the residence of the officiating pastor -- Rev. J. C. Nichelson -- of the Methodist Church, on Saturday, November 4, 1893, Mr. Frank Spangler and Miss Mary Bowden, both of Johnstown, Pa.


COOKE. -- In Walnut Grove, on Thuesday, November 21, 1893, at 8 o'clock P.M., Rosie, daughter of Roev. George C. Cooke, pastor of the Walnut Grove United Brethren Church, and Catharine Cooke, aged 7 years and 11 months.

The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be made in Grand View Cemetery.

KILLEN. -- At New Florence, Westmoreland County, on Tuesday, November 21, 1893, at 5 o'clock P.M., of paralysis, Frank Killen, aged about 7_ years.

The funeral will take place on Thursday morning, interment to be made at New Florence.

YOUNG. -- In Johnstown, First Ward, at No. 56 Walnut street, on Wednesday, November 22, 1893, at 7 o'clock A.M., Sarah Lizzie, daughter of George A. and Kate Young, aged 11 years, 7 months, and 20 days.

The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon. Interment will be made in Grand View Cemetery.


Friday, 24 Nov 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


WOLFORD-VON ALT. In Johnstown, at No. 404 Chestnut street, Sixteenth Ward, on Thursday evening, November 23, 1893, at 6:45 o'clock by Rev. Paul Glasgow, pastor of the German Lutheran Church, Mr. Dorsey Wolford of Ingleside, this county, and Miss Annie May Von Alt, of this city.


ELLIS. -- Near Kellogg, Iowa, November 15, 1893, Mary, wife of John Calvin Ellis, eldest son of Henry Ellis. A daughter about three hours old at the time of its mother's death, survives.

FEARL. -- In Johnstown, First Ward, at No. 63 Lincoln street, on Friday, November 24, 1893, at 4:40 o'clock a.m., of diphtheria, Edith Gay, daughter of Thomas J. and Kate B. Fearl, aged 3 years, 9 months, and 5 days.

The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Interment to be made in Grand View Cemetery.

McMEANS. -- At New Florence, on Friday, November 24, 1893, at 1 o'clock p.m., of consumption, Thomas McMeans, formerly of this city, aged 40 years and 20 days.

The funeral will take place on Sunday. Services will be held at the home of James Dick at 12 o'clock noon, after which interment will be made in Bethel Cemetery.

RAAH. -- In Johnstown, at No. 2 Lincoln street, First Ward, on Friday, November 24, 1893, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., of scarlet fever, Emil, son of the late George C. and Mrs. Raab, aged 8 years and 8 days.

The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon; interment to be made in Sandyvale cemetery.

VARNER. -- At South Fork, on Thursday afternoon, November 23, 1893, at 3 o'clock, of cramp, William Varner, aged about 20 [?] years.


Nov 1893
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


FEARL - KEGG. -- In Johnstown, First Ward, in Alderman Harris' parlor on Tuesday, November 21, 1893 at 7:30 o'clock P.M., by the Alderman, Robert J. Fearl, formerly of Somerset County, now of this city, and Miss Jennie Kegg, of Bedford.


DUJECK - In Johnstown, Second Ward, at the Central Police [?] Station, on Thursday, November 23, 1893, at 5:50 o'clock A. M., Michael Dujeck, formerly of Hungary but late of the Fourteenth Ward, aged about 23 years.

The remains were buried this afternoon in the Potter's Field, in Sandyvale Cemebery.

NIGHTENGALE..- In Johnstown, Sixteenth Ward, at No. 514 Railroad street on Wednesday evening, November 22, 1893, of scarlet fever, James, son of James and Mary Nightengale, aged 9 years.

The funeral took place this afternoon . Interment being made in Lower Yoder Cemetery.

McCLOSKY. -- In Johnstown, Sixteenth Ward, at No. 817 Chestnut street, on Thursday morning, November 23, 1893, of scarlet fever, Michael, son of James and Mary McClosky, aged 5 years.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be made in Lower Yoder Cemetery.

McCRORY. -- In Johnstown, Fifteenth Ward, at the corner of Railroad street and Second avenue, on Tuesday, November 22, 1893, of scarlet fever, George, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCrory, aged 3 years.

The funeral took place at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Interment being made in the Lower Yoder Cemetery.

WEHN. - In Johnstown, Fifteenth Ward, at No. 132 Railroad street, on Wednesday afternoon, November 22, 1893 at 8 o'clock, Rudolph, son of Stephen and Annie Wehn, aged 9 months.

The funeral took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment was made in Lower Yoder Cemetery.

WISSINGER. - In Dale Borough on Monday, November 20, 1893, at 9 o'clock P.M., the three-days-old child of William A. and the late Martha Wissinger.

The remains were interred today with the child's mother in Adams Township.

WISSINGER. - In Dale Borough on Wednesday, November 22, 1893 at 2 o'clock P.M., Martha N., wife of William A. Wissinger, aged 21 years.

The funeral took place at 10 o'clock this morning. Interment being made at Salix, Adams Township.

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