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18 Feb 1905
Submitted by Terry Smith


Henry Behe, aged 72 years, fell dead of paralysis at the supper table at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rahner, in Allegheny township, Cambria county, Saturday evening. He had just eaten a hearty meal and rose from the table, when he fell over dead from paralysis. He is survived by two sons, living in Altoona, and five daughters, in Cambria county. The funeral will take place at Loretto tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Kittell officiating.


Tuesday evening, 11 Apr 1905
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Contributed by Gordon Grening


Emma Sann Schwing, wife of John Schwing, proprietor of the Farmers’ Inn Hotel on Constable avenue, in Stonycreek Township, died of pulmonary trouble at her home between 2 and 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, in her thirty-first years. Mrs. Schwing had been sick for three months.

The deceased was born in Langd. Hessen Darmstdt, (sic) Germany, February 19, 1875, being a daughter of Frederick and Mary Sann, who came to America with their family in 1890 and located in this city. Her parents live on Constable avenue. Mrs. Schwing was a sister of Frederick Sann, jr., married and living on Wood street, Seventh Ward; Otto, married and living on Horner street; Karl, married and living in Topeka, Kan.; Rudolph, Hugo, Tillie, Frieda, and Annie, single and at home; Mary, wife of Conrad Nau, of Stonycreek Township, and Kate, widow of Charles Miller, of Grant street, South Side.

On November 3, 1894, Miss Emma Sann and John Schwing were united in marriage in this city by the late Rev. Paul Glasow, then pastor of Zion’s German Lutheran Church. Besides her husband, Mrs. Schwing is survived by four children – Walter, aged nine years; Emil, aged five; Hugo, aged three, and Elmer, one year and a half.

The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon, services to be held at the Schwing home at 2 o’clock and in Zion’s German Lutheran Church at 3 o’clock. The services will be in charge of the Rev. Hugo R. Erdmann. Interment will be made in Grand-View Cemetery. Mrs. Schwing was a member of the German Lutheran Church and also of the Ladies‘ Sewing Society connected with the church.


22 Jun 1905
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Contributed by Lynne Canterbury




James W. Hayden, of No. 1153 Franklin street, and Miss Marley Varley, of No. 1151 Franklin street, were united in marriage early last evening by the Rev. Father Philip Bohan at his residence in the Seventeenth Ward. They were attended by Miss Mary McCauley and Earl Crofford, and after the ceremony a sumptuous wedding supper was served at the home of the groom. Mr. Hayden is a member of the Imperial Orchestra. They will reside for the present in the Eighth Ward.


Francis D. Straney and Miss Elizabeth Kirby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Kirby, of Cresson, were married Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Cresson by the Rev. Father Robert Kiernan. They were attended by M. E. Duffy and Miss Nellie Kirby, a sister of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Straney left for a wedding trip to New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, after which they will reside at No. 1808 Fifteenth avenue, Altoona. Mr. Straney is the junior member of the firm of Straney Brothers, plumbers and steam fitters.


15 Apr 1905
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Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Mrs. Peter Goff and daughter, of the Ninth Ward, have gone to Pittsburg on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Arden Yinkey, Mrs' Goff's son-in-law and daughter.

Attorney W. H. Ruppel, of Somerset, was in Johnstown yesterday with Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Griffith, of the Fifth Ward, stopping off o his return home from Harrisburg.

Miss Nettie Bender and Master Howard Wilson, of Pittsburg, who had been among relatives in Stoyestown and Westmont for the past week or so, have returned home.

The Rev. William E. Bassett, pastor of the Garfield-street Evangelical Church, returned this forenoon from Indiana County, where he spent the week in evangelistic work.

Mrs. Edwin S. Wright and family of the First Ward, returned on Chicago Special last evening from their visit of a fortnight in Philadelphia with Mrs. Wright's mother and sisters.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar F. Deckert and their son Dwight, who moved from Johnstown to South Lorain some time ago, have moved the latter city to No. 200 Oakdale avenue, Cleveland.
David S. Johnston, a former plasterer of this place, but for the past several years a resident of Johnstown, is a Huntingdon visitor. He is a night watchman at present. -- Huntingdon News.

The Rev. Samuel E. Cormany, of Mt. Pleasant, who had been among friends in the Seventeenth Ward, has gone to New Florence for a few days' stay among other friends before returning home.


22 Apr 1905
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Submitted by Lynne Canterbury

Miss Maude Folsom, of Union street, Second Ward, left last evening for Ebensburg on a visit to relatives over Easter.

Attorney Herman H. Myers, of Ebensburg, returned home last evening after spending the day here among friends.

Richard Vought, of Somerset, was in the city between trains to-day on his return home from the western part of the State.

Dr. George Hay, of the Valley Pike, who was recently operated on at the Memorial Hospital for appendicitis, is convalescent.

John H. Appel, after a few days' visit in Johnstown and vicinity, left last evening for his home in Everett, Bedford county.

A. J. Hamilton, of Philadelphia, arrived in Johnstown to-day to spend Easter with the Wilson family at No. 774 Center street.

Mrs. Joseph Morgan, of the Fifth Ward, started on the 1:58 train yesterday afternoon for Philadelphia on a visit to relatives.

Miss Ida Wakefield, of the Valley Pike, returned this forenoon from her former home in New Florence, where she had been among friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Livingston, of Somerset County, were in the city between trains yesterday on their way to Greensburg to visit relatives.

Mrs. Christopher J. Haller, of Market street, returned last evening from her visit of a few days to Arona, Westmoreland County, and in Pittsburg.

Miss Catherine O'Neil, of Pittsburg, arrived in Johnstown last evening on Chicago Mail to visit the Misses Barry, of the First Ward, for several days.

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Donges, of Pittsburg, arrived here last evening, on a few days' visit among friends in the city and to relatives at Davidsville.

Clarence Bennett, of the Seventeenth Ward, who had been in Ohio on business for a week or so, arrived home on Day Express yesterday afternoon.

Mrs. J. Earl Statler and daughter, of New York City, arrived this morning on Cleveland and Cincinnati Express to remain a few weeeks among relatives.


14 Aug 1905
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Brownstown Man Painfully Injured at
Cambria Rolling Mill.

George Paul, aged twenty years, of Brownstown, got his left foot caught in a frog in the tracks running through the Cambria Steel Company's rolliwng mill about 2 o'clock this afternoon. Before he could extricate himself a train ran over the imprisoned member, causing a severe lacerated wound of the heel. The injury was dressed at the Cambria Hospital.


12 Sep 1905
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Distressing Accident to Workman in
New Brighton Plant.

John Quinn, a printer in charge of a machine in the Pittsburg Wall Paper works at New Brighton, missed Charles Euler yesterday, and upon looking for him found him sitting in a semi-conscious condition on a bundle of paper near the machine and his left arm lying on the floor some distance away.

No one witnessed the accident and it is not known how long Euler had been injured when found. It is supposed that his arm was caught in a belt and torn off.


23 Sep 1905
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Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

Annuel Fair at Meyersdale September 27th, 28th, and 29th --
Very Low Rates -- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

Tickets will be sold from Connellsville, Cumberland, Johnstown, and intermediate stations at one fare and a third for the round trip, good returning until September 30, 1905, inclusive. No rate less than fifty cents. Three races daily. Don't fail to see Schuyler, the greatest high diver in the world.


17 Oct 1905
Contributed by Terry Smith


John Behe, one of the most widely known and generally esteemed citizens of Northern Cambria, died at his home near St. Augustine, Tuesday, October 17, 1905, aged 82 years. Mr. Behe was born near Loretto November 7, 1824, and was the eldest son of Mathias and Catherine Kaylor Behe. About two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Behe celebrated the anniversary of their golden wedding. Besides his aged wife, the following children survive him: Mrs. Dr. McMullen, San Antonio, Fla.; Mrs. Robert Barr, McKeesport; James, John and Joseph, of Altoona; Edward, of Allegheny; Mrs. Maggie Donahoe, St. Augustine, Pa.; Sister Perpetua, of St. Kieran's convent, Pittsburgh, and Rose, at home. Mr. Behe was a faithful member of the Church. His funeral took place on Friday morning from St. Augustine's church.


23 Nov 1905
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Mrs. Waters and Mrs. Wagoner Hosteses at A Big Reception
In the Amicus Club's Rooms This Afternoon.

Mrs. John H. Waters, of the Rocks, and her sister, Mrs. George W. Wagoner, of the South Side, are entertaining some 200 ladies with a reception in the Amicus Club's quarters on the third floor of the Hannan block this afternoon. Mrs. Waters and Mrs. Wagoner received their guests between 2 and 3 o'clock. Among the persons in attendance from out of the city are Mrs. John S. Unger, of Homestead, a sister of Mrs. Waters and Mrs. Wagoner, and Mrs. Robert Munroe, of Pittsburg, the guese of Mrs. Waters, and Mrs. George K. Hanfelt, of Homestead, the guest of Mrs. Wagoner. The guests will remain until 6 or 7 o'clock this evening. The catering is by the Crystal Cafe.


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