Sunday, February 15, 2015

Adam Fertig

Heather's 6th Great Grandfather, Paternal Line

Adam Fertig
son of
Died Before April 1830
daughter of

Sarah Fertig 1807 -1878 m. Henry Brouse
Time Line:

Before 1830 - Adam Died
Adam Fertig's estate was settled April 12 1830.  The record shows that Henry Brouse & Wife Sarah Fertig received $204.57


In Sarah's find a grave listing, Adam Fertig 1776-1839 is linked as her father.  If that is correct, than the date his estate was settled is incorrect, which is possible.

Floyd's History of North'd County lists Sarah's last name as Frederick - a mistake.
Henry Geise, son of Samuel, was born Jan. 15, 1818, in Ohio, whither his father had emigrated from Mahanoy township, making the trip by wagon. The family remained in that State only one year, however, returning to Pennsylvania and settling in Snyder county. Mr. Geise passed his earlier years in Snyder and Union counties, ope- 
rating gristmills, and about 1850 came to Point township, Northumberland county, where he engaged in farming and passed the remainder of his long life, dying July 9, 1900. He is buried at Northumberland. He owned his own farm of eighty-one aire-, which he cultivated until his retirement, being succeeded there by his son Samuel, who is now deceased. In religion Mr. Geise was a  Lutheran. His wife, Susanna, was a daughter of 
Henry and Sarah (Frederick) Brouse, of Kratzerville, Snyder county, and they were the parents of two children, Samuel and Henry F. The former  was a farmer in Point township; his children were  William. Dora. Harvey, Amnion, and Anna (deceased ).

Johan Mathias Bruch 1709-1797

Heather's 7th great grandfather, Paternal Line

Johan Mathias Bruch
son of
Born 12 February 1709 Palantine, Germany
Died 28 May 1797 Northampton, PA
Anna Barbara Catherine Freyermuth
daughter of
Born September 
Died September 

Michael Bruch 1745 -  m. Maria Elizabeth Mumbauer
Johannes Bruch 1752 – 
Susanna Catharine Bruch 1757 – 1827 m. Jacob Bauman

Time Line:

1709 - Matthias Born
14 Feb
Palatinate, Germany or Rhineland, Preussen, Germany

1736 - Arrival
1 Sep
Age: 27
Name: Johan Mathias Bruch, Ship: HARLE Captain: RALPH HARLE Place: ROTTERDAM Date: SEPT. 1, 1736

Ships passenger list is below, under research.

"I have come across 3 various potential origins for Johann Mathias Bruch. 1. Dusseldorf, as mentioned in a follow up posting on the ISTG Vol 4 Ship Harle webpage. (above) 2. Rubenstein, Saarland which my family has always believed, and which I have heard rumored is mentioned in the LDS archives 3. Leistadt, Rheinland-Pfalz (on the east of, and close to, the Saarland), documented in the book "Matthias Bruch; His Life and Times" by John-Richard Cedric Pugh Of the three, #3 seems to me to be the best documented and the most plausible, but as usual, nothing is certain. There were two Johann Mathias Bruch documented as having been baptized at about the same time: one in Dusseldorf as being baptized in the Catholic Church and one in Leistad documented as having been baptized in a protestant (Evangelical Lutheran?) church's Kirchenbuch (Church Record). The Johann Mathias Bruch in PA was definitely Protestant. And on the Harle were many people documented from Leistad - emigrants often travelled in groups from the same town. And Johann Bruch documentation in Leistad records end shortly before his documentation begins in the future US."

1736 - Residence
Age: 27
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Name: Johan Mathias Bruch
State: PA
County: Philadelphia County
Township: Philadelphia
Year: 1736

Database: PA Early Census Index

1742 Sponsors for Baptism of Johann Anton Riesser
Congregation of Williams Township, Church Records
Page Child Born Baptized Parents Sponsors
Page 6 Johann Anton Riesser Oct 10,1742 Bap 10/17/1742 Peter Riesser and w. Anna Margaretha Matheus Bruch and W. Anna Barbara

1744 - Marriage to Anna Barbara
Age: 35
Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
I think this is incorrect, since they appeared in the Williams TWP Church records as sponsors 2 years prior 

1757 - Daughter Susanna Catherine Bruch Baptized
Tohicken Reformed Records Page 87
Parents - Mathia Bruch & Anna Barbara
Child - Susanna Catherine
Born  September 5
Baptized October  1757

Witnesses - Jacob Best & Wife

Name: Matthias Bruch
Description: Father
Event: Baptism

Church: Records of Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801

1767 Sponsors for Baptism of Jacob Rieser
Page 86 Jacob Rieser Sept 12, 1767 Oct 16, 1767 Adam Rieser and his wife Margaretha Matthew Brug and his wife Barbara

1773 Sponsors for Baptism of Elizabeth Miller
Congregation of Williams Township, Church Records
Page Child Born Baptized Parents Sponsors
Page 23 Elisabeth Miller May 22, 1773 May 31, 1773 Henrich and w. Susanna Margareth Mathias Bruch and W. Anna Barbara

1776 Sponsors for Baptism of Elizabeth Herzel

page 96 Elizabeth Herzel Oct 6, 1776 Nov 17, 1776 Christian Herzel and Ann Maria Mattias Burch et Anna Barbara ejus exor

1781 - Residence
Age: 72
Williams, Northampton, Pennsylvania

1784 - Godparents for Anna Barbara Lattig
Some of the First Settlers of The Forks of the Delaware and Their Descendants
Mathias & Anna Barbara Bruch, uxor ejus
Godparents for Anna Barbara 26 March 1784 Eodem die.
Daughter of Peter Lattig & Elisabetha

1785 Sponsors for Baptism of Susanna Muller
Congregation of Williams Township, Church Records
Page Child Born Baptized Parents Sponsors

Page 33 Susanna Muller Aug 14, 1785 Nov 6, 1785 Johann Muller and Barbara Mattheus Brug and Barbara

1797 - Death
28 May
Age: 88
Northampton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
Age: 88

May 30, 1797, buried in Williams Township, Mattias Bruch Aged 88 Years 3 months and 16 days

30 Apr
Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania

Age: 88

Name: Mathias Bruch
Birth Date: abt 1709
Event Type: Burial
Death Date: abt 1797
Age at Death: 88
Burial Date: 30 Apr 1797
Burial Place: Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Organization Name: First United Church of Christ Easton


Rotterdam, Netherlands via Cowes, England to Philadelphia 1 September 1736

Ship: Harle, of London.Ralph Harle, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes. At the Court house of Philadelphia, 1 Sept. 1736, one hundred fifty one Foreigners from the Palatinate and other places, who, with their families, making in all three hundred eighty-eight persons were imported here and qualified.
1 Frans Hackert
2 Johannes Van Laaschet
3 Johannes Petrus Van Laaschet
4 Christian Van Laaschet
5 Johannes Kirkt
6 Johan Philip Wick
7 Johan Philip Wergonner
Abraham Tegast
9 Johannes Hannewald
10 Johannes Lorentz
11 Abraham Tirgartz
12 Jacob Kemlie
13 Johan Valentine Fokt
14 Johan Mathias Fokt
15 Johan Daniel Braunn
16 Johan Michael Crowel
17 George Nicolas Sysloof
18 Johan Baltzer Sysloof
19 Johannes Schnieder
20 Johannes Zacharias
21 Nicolas Melchior
22 Baltzer Stephanns
23 Johan Lutwig Wyker
24 Johan Henrich Brunner
25 Abraham Appler
26 Johan Jorig Basil
27 Ludwig Camerer
28 Johannes Michael Weygall
29 Laborious Merschottz
30 Christian Schricak
31 Conrad Frankberger
32 Johannes Brosinger
33 Daniel Meyer
34 Johannes Rossman
35 Johannes Hess
36 Christof Windematt
37 Yorig Sysloof
38 Wilhelm Hetterling
39 Daniel Nargar
40 Johan Peter Nagar
41 Nicolas Traber
42 Michael Dom
43 Johan Christopher Treber
44 Carl Kern
45 Nicolas Rebell
46 Johan Jorig Jaky
47 Jacob Amandus
48 Andreas Yokam
49 Leonhart Cranbach
50 Emcent Shadlin
51 Jacob Hofstedler
52 Jacob Eyser
53 Johannes Rubell
54 Friedrick Bregell
55 Jacob Jeyser
56 Aaron Cook
57 Friedrick Minhart
58 Rudolph Hackmann
59 Jacob Fellman
60 Jacob Sonday
61 Cornelius Weygandt
62 Abraham Snider
63 Nicolas Lang
64 Adam Boher
65 Ludwig Lay
66 Christian Erb
67 Johan Jorig Wintermont
68 Peter Heironimous
69 Peter Rentsh
70 Hans Melchior Byer
71 Andreas Nargang
72 Johannes Butler
73 Clemens Stout Ceeker
74 Mathias Speck
75 Derrick Mart
76 Hans Jacob Woyl
77 Johan Wilhelm Speck
78 Peter Stoutbecker
79 Henrich Garhart
80 Andreas Brimm
81 Johan Jacob Tonaspeck
82 Andreas Haillman
83 Johan Mathias Bruch
84 Hans Peter Fegelin
85 Hans Jorig Mien
86 Paulus Brunner
87 Johan Jorig Vanbott
88 Johannes Jorig Shirtler
89 Johannes Conrad Grim
90 Christian Landes
91 Michael Linder
92 Thomas Hummel
93 Andreas Gross
94 Johan Adam Shans
95 Leongart Yeager
96 Zacharias Sekler
97 Johan Valentine Schere
98 Peter Roop
99 Michael Noll
100 Isaac Adolph Delb
101 Johan Jacob Christler
102 Johannes Mayer
103 Nicolas Anger
104 Casper Meyer
105 Lutwig Meyer
106 Casper Stelling
107 Christian Stukly
108 Johan Jacob Nuss
109 Dewalt Beyer
110 Hans Conrats Bab
111 Johannes Brunb
112 Matthias Dick
113 Henrich Wolgamot
114 Abraham Wolgamot
115 Joseph Wolgamot
116 Jorig Adam Warner
117 Christian Suder
118 Johannes Gerber
119 Jonadan Heger
120 Matthias Reser
121 Jacob Cuntz122 Jacob Hollinger
123 Jacob Ledtreman
124 Jacob Kochnour
125 Herman Crott
126 Johan Philip Mentz
127 Henrich Wydebach
128 Casper Coppersmidt
129 Johannes Frandeberger
130 Andreas Frank
131 Adam Vampull
132 Johan Peter Vampull
133 Hans Jorig Hantwerg
134 Johannes Fuchs
135 Godfriedt Grill
136 Johannes Rotroke
137 Johan Jacob Paalt
138 Johan Jacob Zyderman
139 Nicolas Post
140 Henrich Dubbs
141 Andreas Cratz
142 Jacob Libhart
143 Valentine Noy
144 Johan Adam Honanschell
145 Jorig Mich Freidrich
146 Johan Albrecht Sigle
147 Johan Peter Marstiller
148 Johan Jorig Lonarb
149 Christopher Rudolph


 Matthias  Bruch; His Life and Times” by John-Richard Cedric Prugh

1. Mattheus Bruch b. 1670 in vicintitty of Katzweiler, moved to Leistadt– abt 1716 m. Anna Catharina Freiermuth (Footnote 1) Matheus died sometime between 1708 and 1716
2. Johann  Matthias  Bruch b. 1708 in Leistadt; d. 1797 in Williams Township PA, m. abt 1741 in PA to Anna Barbara (Riesser?) b. 1714 – d. 1794 (footnote 1)
3. Their son: Michael Bruch 1745 - ? m. Maria Elizabeth ? (footnote 3)
4. Their son: Johann Georg Bruch 1773-1846 m. Anna Barbara Rebscher 1780-1838,
His book does not go into further generations

Others have posited a lineage with slight variations at items 3 & 4 per his email below

1. Does not speak re earlier generations
2. Johann  Matthias  Bruch 1709-1797 m. Anna Barbara ?,
3. Their son: John Geo Bruch 1746-1829 m. Anna Catherine ? (footnote 3)
4. Their son: John Geo Bruch II 1773-1846 m. Anna Barbara Rebsher 1780-1838,
5. Their son: Geo Bruch 1812-1886 m. Sophia McEnterfer
6. Their son: William Bruch 1847 m. Mary Jane Sellers
7. Their son: Emro Clinton Bruch m. Jessie Hyatt, w 5 children.

My footnotes:
All ibids in the footnotes refer to the book “ Matthias  Bruch; His Life and Times” by John-Richard Cedric Prugh

Footnote 1: John Richard Cedric Prugh lists Anna Catharina Freiermuth as Johanne Mattthias’s mother and lists his wife as Anna Barbara (possibly Reisser) instead of how Cathryn lists his wife. In addition, he list Mathias’s birth date as 1708.

Footnote 2: John Richard Cedric Prugh lists Maria Elizabeth as Michael’s wife (ibid. p.38 ) instead of Maria Elisabeth Mumbauer per Cathryn

Footnote 3: John Richard Cedric Prugh refers to this John George often being confused with his cousin of the same name, ibid. p. 42

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Journey To Penn. In The Year 1750

Journey To Pennsylvania                                   

[Copied From "Journey To Penn. In The Year 1750",                                                
By Gottlieb Mittleberger]           

The Journey To Penn. Fell Naturally Into Three Parts.

  The First Part, And By Far No Means The Easiest, Was The Journey Down The Rhine To Rotterdam Or Some Other Port.            This Journey Lasts From The Beginning Of May To The End Of October, Fully Half A Year, Amid Such Hardships As No One Is Able To Describe Adequately With Their Misery.  The Cause Is Because The Rhine Boats From Heilborn To Holland Have To Pass By 26 Custom Houses, At All Of Which The Ships Are Examined, Which Is Done When It Waits The Convenience Of The Custom-House Officals.  In The Meantime, The Ships With The People Are Detained Long, So That The Passengers Have To Spend Much Money.  The Trip Down The Rhine Lasts, Therefore, Four, Five, Even Six Weeks.  When The Ships Come To Holland, They Are Detained There Likewise Five To Six Weeks.  Because Things Are Very Dear There, The Poor People Have To Spend Nearly All They Have During That Time.   

The Second Stage Of The Journey Was From Rotterdam To One Of The English Ports.  Most Of The Ships Called At Cowes, On The Isle Of Wight.  Another Harbor In Holland, Which Was Frequently Used As A Starting Point For The Ocean Journey Was Amsterdam.  From There Two Ships Went To Dover, Two Ships To Portsmouth, Two To Gosport, Three To Cowes, One To Tingmouth In Devonshire, One To Shields, On The East Coast Of England, And One To Aberdeen.     

        The Third Stage Of The Journey, Or The Ocean Voyage Proper, Was Marked By Much Suffering And Hardship.  The Passengers Being Packed Densley, Like Herrings, Without Proper Food And Water, Were Soon Subject To All Sorts Of Diseases, Such As Dysentery, Scurvey, Typhoid, And Small-Pox.  Children Were The First To Be Attacked, And Died In Large Numbers.  Mittelberger Reports The Deaths Of Thirty-Two Children On His Ship.  Of The Heartless Cruelty Practised, He Gives The Folling Example:  One Day, Just As We Had A Heavy Gale, A Woman In Our Ship Who Was To Give Birth And Could Not Under The Circumstances Of The Storm, Was Pushed Through The Porthole And Dropped Into The Sea, Because She Was Far In The Rear Of The Ship And Could Not Be Brought Forward.   

          When At Last The Delaware River Was Reached And The City Of Brotherly Love Hove Into Sight, Where All Their Miseries Were To End, Another Delay Occurred.  A Health Officer Visited The Ship And If Any Persons With Infectious Diseases Were Discovered On The Ship, It Was Ordered To Remove One Mile From The City.    

        The Account Of The Arrival Of A Ship In 1769 Follows:   

         After Much Delay, One Ship After Another Arrives In The Harbor Of Philadelphia, When Therough And Severe Winter Is Before The Door.  One Or More Merchants Recieve The Lists Of The Freights And The Agreement Which The Emigrants Have Signed With Their Own Hand In Holland, Together With The Bills For Their Travel Down The Rhine And The Advances Of The " Newlanders" For Provisions, Which They Recieved On The Ships On Account.  Formerly, The Freight For A Single Person Was Six To Ten Louis D"Ors.  Before The Ship Is Allowed To Cast Anchor At The Harbor Front, The Passengers Are All Examined, According To The Law In Force, By A Physician, As To Whether Any Contagious Disease Exists Among Them.  Then The New Arrivals Are Led In Procession To The City Hall, And There They Must Render The Oath Of Allegiance To The King Of Great Britain.  After That, They Are Brought Back To The Ship.  Then Announcements Are Printed In The Newspapers, Stating How Many Of The New Arrivals Are To Be Sold.  Those Who Have Money Are Released.  Whoever Has Well-To-Do- Friends Seeks A Loan From Them To Pay The Passage, But There Are Only A Few Who Succeed.  The Ship Becomes The Marketplace.  The Buyers Make Their Choice Among The Arrivals, And Bargain With Them For A Certain Number Of Years And Days.  They Then Take Them To The Merchant, Pay Their Passage And Their Other Debts And Receive From The Government Authorities A Written Document Which Makes The Newcomers Their Property For A Definite Period.     

       But In Spite Of All Difficulties And Hardships, New Settlers Continued To Come.  The Wonder Is Not That So Many Succomed, But That So Many Faced All Hardships Uncomplainingly, And After A Few Years Of Service Emerged From All Difficulties As Successful Farmers, Who Made The Country Blossom As A Rose.  It Only Shows Of What Sturdy Stuff These Pioneers Were Made.            
[Compilier' s Note]     On The 26 Dec 1738 A Ship Of 300 Tons Was Castaway On Block Island [Rhode Island]. The Ship Had Sailed From Rotterdam In August, 1738, Last From Cowes England, With 400 Palatines, Destined For Philadelphia, Only 105 Landed At Block Island And Of These Only 90 Lived.  The Chief Reason Alledged For This Great Mortality Was The Bad Condition Of The Water Taken In At Rotterdam.  It Was Filled In Casks That Had Contained White And Red Wine.  [Penn. Gazette  8 Feb 1739.]    M.O.R.            

[Complier" S Note]   No Records Have Been Found Indicating Any Passengers Were Returned To Point Of Orgin.  It Is Very Possible That Passengers Not Disembarked Offically  At Philadelphia, Were Later Put Ashore, Unofficially, In Pa, Or Officially/Unofficially In Maryland, Virginia Or The Carolines.  M.O.R.                                    -------------------------------------------------                                  

Captain's Agreement With Passengers            

The Following Was The Usual Form Of Agreement The Captain Of The Ship Made With His Passengers;            Those Who Pay In Amsterdam Before The Ship Leaves, To Pay For One Person Whether  Man Or Woman [Children Under 4 Years Old Being Free] .  From 4 To Under 14 Years Six And One Half Guineas.  From 14 Years And Older 13 Guineas.  A Guinea Was About $5.00.            Those Who Settle [Pay] In America.    [Children Under 4 Years Old Being Free] .  From 4 To Under 14 Years Six And One Half Guineas.  From 14 Years And Older 15 Guineas.  Those Who Pay Their Passage In America Shall Be Bound To Produce It Within 10 days.                                                            


The Distribution Of Food To Be Made Daily Among The Passengers, To Wit, To One Full Passage [ A Half Passenger In Proportion, And For Children , Nothing ].            

Sunday;          A Pound Of Beef With Barley.           

Monday;          A Pound Of Flour, And A Pound Of Butter Good For The Whole Week.           

Tuesday;         A Half Pound Of Bacon, Cooked With Peas.           

Wednesday;    A Pound Of Flour.           

Thursday;      A Pound Of Beef With Potatoes           

Friday;           One-Half Pound Of Rice.           

Saturday;     Peas. A Pound Of Cheese, Six Pounds Of Bread For The Whole Week, And One-Half Pound Of Bacon.            

Quart Of Beer And A Quart Of Water Per Day.  Since Beer Sours During The Voyage,  Only Enough Beer For Part Of The Voyage Will Be Taken Along And When This Is Gone A Double Portion Of Water Will Be Given.  Half Of The Water Will Be Supplied For Cooking.    Each Morning A Small Glass Of Holland Gin And Each Week Now And Then Some Vinegar.           

The Agents Who Worked Up The Immigration Parties For The Ship-Owners, Urged Each Family To Take Such Food As Dried Beef, Peas, Oatmeal And Butter Along.          

When One Was Without Money His Only Resource Was To Sell Himself For A Term Of 3 To 8  Years, Or More To Serve As A Slave.  These Were Known As "Redemptioners".  All This For The Money That They Owed The Captain For Bringing Them Over.  And Yet They Were Only Too Glad That After Waiting  Long, They At Last Found Some One Willing To Buy Them.            The Ships Used In The Trans-Atlantic Travel Were Small Sail Boats About One Hundred Tons Burden.  The Accommodations Were Crude, Often Overcrowded;  The Sailing Uncertain And Of Long Duration, Sometimes Taking As Long As Twenty-Five Or Thirty Weeks.  But Our Immigrant Ancestors Were Willing To Bear All This In Order To Escape The Tyranny Of French Rule.             

Let Us Remember That Alsace Lorraine, From Which Some Of Our Immigrant Ancestors Came, Was Orginally Part Of The German Empire, But From 1681 To 1871 It Was In The Possession Of The French.  When Alsace Lorraine Came Under French Rule Those Of The Protestant Faith Who Would Not Accept Catholicism Were Gradually Forced To Leave Their All And Were Driven Out By The French---- Through Belgium And Switzerland, Some Going To Holland And England, Others Coming To America To Find New Homes Where They And Their Children Might Worship According To Their Religious Beliefs Without Interference.                                                                             


Monday, January 26, 2015

Lycoming County Resources

Researching In Lycoming County PA
Lycoming County was established on April 13, 1795, from Northumberland County. The county was named for the Lycoming Creek, itself named for the Lenape word iacomic meaning "great steam" 
Outline Map from History of Lycoming County by Meginness H, 1892 

To Visit
Of all the genealogy rooms/historical societies in our area, Lycoming County is my favorite.  In no small part because they have the will books there, no need to visit the court house for old wills.  But they also have a great staff, a great index, and a lot of family history books.   The genealogical society is in the back of the Taber House Museum.  Go to the desk and tell them you'd like to visit the genealogy room, there's a book to sign in, and they will direct you to the back.  You can go to the website and see the resources they have, to plan out your trip before you go:

As incredible as the Lycoming County Genealogical Society is, don't skip a visit to the James V. Brown Library.  They have a genealogy room as well, with many great books and resources, including family histories and maps, that are not at the genealogy society.  Be prepared - the room is locked.  To be left in, go to the desk, present your drivers license, and they will unlock the room and let you in.

On Facebook:
The Lycoming County History Collective is a great facebook page that shares historical photos and events from Lycoming County PA - 

The Lycoming County Historical Society and Taber House Musuem facebook page - they have some great events here - 
(The genealogical society is housed in the rear of this building as well)

The Lycoming County Genealogy Group on Facebook - 

We have thousands of cemetery photos.
We have photographs of every readable stone in the all of Lycoming County except:
Muncy Cemetery, and a few up in the mountains that are very hard to reach!!!!
We also have Gregg Township in Union County, as it once was part of Lycoming County. This includes Alvira, Matthew Brown Plot, Pine Knot Lutheran and Washington Presbyterian.
Only a $1 donation for each by email.  
Click here for more information." -

On Find A Grave:
   TIP - Click on the Maps tab, and see where the cemetery is located.  Use the gps numbers, removing the words longitude and latitude, paste them into a google map and get driving directions to the cemetery.  And if you have a smartphone, check out the find a grave app, which is great for adding photos to entries while in the cemetery.

Will & Orphans Courts Records - 
"Newest additions - Orphans Court Docket Index and Will Book Index. We have copies of these books in our library. Go to the Resources page to access the index. We will scan and send you a copy for only $1 each. To pay, just use the donation button" -

Church Records:
Methodist Church Williamsport, Circuit Station

Land Records
"If your ancestor was actually a first landowner in the county, purchasing his or her property from the colony or state of Pennsylvania, further information about these tracts may be gleaned from the Warrant Register and Patent Register on file at the Pennsylvania Archives in Harrisburg and available on CD from Ancestor Tracks. If your ancestor settled before Lycoming Co. was created in 1796, check in the Northumberland County registers which are also included on these CDs. The earliest land warrants were filed under the county as it existed at the time the warrant was issued. Keep in mind that all sales of land after the state or colony transferred ownership to private individuals are recorded at the county courthouse.",1873.html

Plotts' Williamsport city directory, 1870-71 together with a business directory of Beech Creek, Beechwood, Bellefonte ... and Wilcox : to which is prefixed an introductory of useful information, including the rates for postage and internal revenue

Township Timelines:
Often when we see our ancestors in different townships in the census, it is not because our ancestors moved, but the township lines may have.

Military Records:
Revolutionary War Pensioners from the 1840 census -

1890 Veterans Schedules

Lycoming County PA Military Casualties
    Korean & Vietnam Wars
  WWII Dead & Missing
  Civil War 3 months Service Soldiers
 Civil War 3 Year Service
1883 Pensioners on Roll

History Books
History Of Lycoming County By Colonel Thomas W. Lloyd Secretary of the Lycoming Historical Society

History of Lycoming County by John F. Meginness

Surname Websites:
List of Surname books at the Lycoming County Genealogical Society -

Lycoming County Bios - Mainly from the  book The History Of Lycoming County

Lycoming County Websites:

  • There is quite the assortment of documents here.  Census indexes (no ancestry subscription needed), some cemetery listings, some family histories...  

Surnames I Am Researching In Lyoming County:
Heather's  Lines
Henry Forney
Jacob Confer

Dan's  Lines:

Much of my Lycoming County Research is for my stepfathers line, and can be found on my "NOT Heather's Genealogy blog"- I like to keep my genealogy separate because it's less confusing, but I have done a lot of work on lines that are not actually mine.

His Paternal Lines
The Lewis Family - from England to Sullivan County to Lycoming County
Peter Arp & Anna Loudenslager - Born in Lycoming County PA
Brown Family - Came from England to Sullivan County, then Lycoming County
The Henry Family 
The Zeigler Family

His Maternal Lines
Schmoel Family
James Williamson - thought to have come from Wales, to Philadelphia, to Lycoming County

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Houser line to Carl Sulouff

Anna (Moyer) Houser

George Henry Houser 1825 – 1887
Anna Moyer 1823 – 1907

William Henry Houser 1860-1923
Sarah Jane Snyder 1863-1927

Married July 27 1899
Anna Celestia Houser 1882-1930

George Emery Sulouff 1904-1987
Elizabeth Jane Witmer

Carl Lucion Sulouff

Our Witmer Line to Carl Sulouff

Eve Elizabeth Freed

Married July 27 1899
Anna Celestia Houser 1882-1930

George Emery Sulouff 1904-1987
Elizabeth Jane Witmer

Carl Lucion Sulouff