Saturday, June 2, 2012

Samuel Forney 1850-1934

Heather's great great grandfather, Maternal Line
("Grandma's Mother", above, would be Louisa McLoughan)

Samuel Rossenwood Forney

Son of Henry & Sarah (Barto) Forney
Born May 19 1850
Died 1934
Buried In Mt Vernon Cemetery, Riverside PA
Married
Louisa McCloughan
daughter of Ishi & Susan McCloughan
Born July 19 1852
Died June 6 1895
buried in Rush Presbyterian Cemetery, North'd County Pa

Children:
Robert J. Forney 1863-1952 m. Ellen J.
Susan Forney 1875-1878
Francis Forney 1879-1943 married Jacob Wellington Confer
Harry Forney1881-1933

Emma Forney 1881- m. Thomas Cashner 

Married (2nd) Mary Jane Coffman


1850 - Samuel is born


1857  - Samuel is baptized

It appears that 3 of Henry & Sarah's children were baptized atthe same time - Samuel Rosenwood, Elizabeth Ellen & Sarah Jane.



Name: Samuel Rossenwood Forney
Birth Date: 19 May 1850
Event Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 1862-1898
Baptism Place: Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania
Father Name: Henry Forney
Mother Name: Sarah
Organization Name: Lutheran Church
The above is taken from the records of the Pine Street Lutheran Church, formerly the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

"In 1843 the Rev. Elias Schwartz began his service in Danville. Sometime in 1844 a building was built and dedicated under the name of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Danville, later St. John’s Lutheran Congregation. The Rev. F. Ruthrauff and M. J. Alleman serve the congregation. In 1850 the Rev. P. Willard was Called and during his first communion 142 attended. In 1854 the congregation swells to 370 members and a new larger house of worship is needed. One group proposed building an English Lutheran Church on the same site. This greatly upset the German speaking elements. The congregation decided to build on a new property. One group sought to build on one side of the Canal (North side) and another on the other side (South side) of the Canal. In 1856 the majority faction purchases a lot on Pine Street near Lower Mulberry Street. Pastor Willard resigns and on September 1, 1856 Pastor M. J. Stover began to serve the North Ward (Pine Street).
This account is according to the most authentic records written by the Rev. Stover (pastor from 1856-1860), who was here at the time of the cornerstone laying on May 4, 1858. It appears to be the basis for the story of "Pine Street" Evangelical Lutheran Church as recorded in the two volume history of Columbia and Montour Counties printed in 1915. (Check at the town library.) If you stand on the sidewalk in front of our church and look up, you will see a block that reads, "English Evan. Lutheran Church erected A.D. 1858".

1852  - Louisa M. McCloughan is born
in Rush Township Pa, daughter of Ishi & Susan McCloughan.
Sources - Census, Find A Grave, 



1860 - Residence of Samuel Age 10
Name: Samuel Forney
Age in 1860: 10
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Danville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Forney 46
Sarah Forney 40
William Forney 21
George Forney 18
Samuel Forney 10
Hannah Forney 15
Elizabeth Forney 7
Susan Deter 30
Susan Deter 6
Sarah Deter 2
Elizabeth Barto 63

1860 Residence of Louisa, Age 7
Name: Ishi McCloughan
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1810
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Rush, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Rushtown
Family Number: 74
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Ishi McCloughan 50
Susan McCloughan 29
Boyd McCloughan 9
Lousia McCloughan 7
Emma McCloughan 5
Elizabeth McCloughan 3


In September of 1862, Louisa's father Ishi died.


1870 Residence
Name: Saml Forney
Age in 1870: 20
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Danville Ward 4, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Danville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Forney 55
Sarah Forney 51
Saml Forney 20
Elizabeth Forney 17
Elizabeth Barto 74

1872 - Marriage to Louisa McLoughlin
Marriage Date: 12 Mar 1872
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 about Louisa M McPloughe
Name: Louisa M McPloughe (McLouglin)
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 12 Mar 1862
Marriage Place: Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, USA
Spouse Name: S R W Forney
Denomination: Lutheran
Organization Name: Lutheran Church


Pine Street Lutheran Church Records
"Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Ward Danville Pa" beginning March 1 1862

1875 - Daughter Susan Born. 
Susan died 3 years later in 1878

Susan is buried in Rush Presbyternian Cemetery in Northumberland County Pa, beside her mother and near her grandfather Ishi McCloughan.

1880 - Residence
Name: Samuel Forney
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Louisa Forney
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Works In Iron Mill
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Forney 30
Louisa Forney 27
Robert Forney 7
Francis Forney 1

Danville Iron Works


1881 - Son Harry is born
Birth Date 3 Feb 1881
Harry died in 1933, I do not think he ever married. He is listed as single in the 1930 census.
Harry worked for Milton Manufacturing.
Name Harry Forney
Gender Male
Race White
Age 52
Birth Date 3 Feb 1881
Birth Place Pennsylvania
Death Date 30 Aug 1933
Death Place Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Name Samuel Forney
Father Birth Place Pennsylvania
Mother Name Louesa McClellan
Mother Birth Place Pennsylvania
Certificate Number 69578

1882 - Daughter Emma R. Born
Louisa also had a sister named Emma R (McCloughan) Moore
Emma R. Forney married Thomas Cashman

1897  - Louisa Died


Louisa is buried in Rush Presbyterian Cemetery in Northumberland County Pa, near her father.

1900 - Residence
Name: Samuel Forney
Age: 50
Birth Date: May 1850
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania
[Montour] 
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Nephew
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Kneibler 67
Samuel Forney 50 "nephew"

Samuel is listed as the nephew of Mary Kneibler in this census. He's also listed as a Mill Worker. (Likely the Iron Mill)

Ellen Barto was sister to Samuel's grandmother Sarah Barto
Ellen Barto 1834- Married Frank Kneibler

Mary Ann (Wister)Cunningham Kneibler, a widow was born Feb 1833
In 1850 Mary is married to John Cunningham, in NJ.They have at least two children together - Charlotte & Samuel.  In 1870 Mary has remarried to Victor Kneibler, with a son Martin Kneibler. Victor died in the civil war, Mary filed for his pension.

If I can figure out how Samuel Forney is Mary Kneiblers nephew, it may help me learn more about the Barto line!

1900 - Visitied Catawissa Council O.U.A.M.
The Morning News
(Danville, Pennsylvania)
18 May 1900, Fri • Page 1

1907 Samuel Remarries to Marry Jane Coffman

May 23rd 1907
2nd marriage of Samuel Forney lists his first wife as dying on June 6 1895
His age is 57, his second wife, Mar Jane Coffman is 34, yet does not appear with him in the 1910 census?  This lists her first husband as having died in 1903



1910 Residence
Name: Samuel Forney
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
State: PA
Age: 59
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0046
Visit: 0147
County: Montour, Danville
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents:
Relation Name Age Birth Place
Son Harry 29 Pennsylvania

1912- Pallbearer at Funeral of Henry Krum
The Morning News
(Danville, Pennsylvania)
28 Feb 1912, Wed • Page 1


1920 Residence
Name: Samuel Forney
Age: 69
[68] 
Birth Year: abt 1851
[abt 1852] 
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Danville Ward 4, Montour, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow] 
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Forney 69
[68] 
Harry Forney 37
Florence Scott 31
Keneth Scott 10

1927 - Attend Surprise Party For Son In Law  J. W. Confer


Surprise Party
The Morning News
(Danville, Pennsylvania)
4 Oct 1927, Tue • Page 5

1931 - Daughter Frances attends funeral of JB McLoughlan
Both Frances (Forney) Confer and her sister Mrs Cashner attended the funeral.  of their uncle, James Boyd McCloughan.


Name: James Boyd McClonghan
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 80
Birth Date: 26 Jan 1851
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 23 Dec 1931
Death Place: Rush, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Name: Ishi McClonghan
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Sussian Miller
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Spouse Name: Celestial E McClonghan
Certificate Number: 118118

1933 - Son Harry Died

The Morning News
(Danville, Pennsylvania)
31 Aug 1933, Thu • Page 1

1934 - Samuel Forney Died
Samuel Forney Death
The Morning News
(Danville, Pennsylvania)
9 Mar 1934, Fri • Page 1
Forney Funeral Sunday
The Morning News
(Danville, Pennsylvania)
10 Mar 1934, Sat • Page 2


The Morning News
(Danville, Pennsylvania)
12 Mar 1934, Mon • Page 1


Mt Vernon Cemetery, RIverside Pa

Research Notes:



(in a family members handwriting  - I assume taken from an obit in 2004)
Robert S. Forney 81 April 17 1923 
mahoning st Danville Son of Charles and Ida (Ross) Forney.  Charles later married Eleanor Streep
WW2 Vet
living sister Jean Forey, Dorothy Stevens
dead brother Charles Sisters Barbara Conner, Mary Pickn, Bess Johson, Anna Everett
Odd Fellows Cemetery



Also from June (Confer) Lewis - " "Not much but Grandma Confer was Francis Marion (or Marian) Forney. From Danville. Worked at big hotel in Danville by Riverside bridge. Her dad's name was Sam and he died on the toilet in the 1890's. (Oh the things you really didn't need to know) I don't know what her mother's name was, but I'm pretty sure she had a sister Emma."





Descendants of Henry Forney

1 Henry Forney 1813 -
.. +Sarah Barto 1819 - 1897
........ 2 William George Forney 1839 -
............ +Christiana Slack 1844 -
................... 3 Alfred H. Forney 1862 -
................... 3 John F. Forney 1864 -
................... 3 Cora Forney 1865 -
................... 3 William George Forney 1866 -
................... 3 Bessie A. Forney 1870 -
................... 3 Martin L. Forney 1878 -
................... 3 Charles E. Forney 1879 -
....................... +Ida 1881 -
............................. 4 Mary Forney 1906 -
............................. 4 Annie Forney 1907 -
............................. 4 Dorothy Forney 1909 -
............................. 4 Bess Forney 1911 -
............................. 4 Charles Forney 1915 -
................... 3 Christiana Forney 1888 -
........ 2 George Forney 1842 -
............ +Mahala Lutz
........ 2 Hannah Forney 1846 -
........ 2 Samuel R. Forney 1850 -
............ +Louisa McClure 1853 -
................... 3 Frances Marion Forney 1879 - 1943
....................... +Jacob Wellington Confer 1876 - 1963
............................. 4 Robert James Confer 1913 - 1971
................................. +Freda Francis Aikey 1925 - 2005
........................................ 5 Mary Confer
............................................ +Jack Shaffer
.................................................. 6 James Shaffer
.................................................. 6 Wayne Shaffer
.................................................. 6 Toni Shaffer
........................................ 5 June Confer
............................................ +Carl Emery Sulouff
.................................................. 6 Heather Sulouff 1972 -
...................................................... +Daniel Ward Truckenmiller 1971 -
............................. 4 Louise Lucinda Confer 1904 -
............................. 4 Ellsworth Raelson Confer 1907 -
............................. 4 Walter Wellington Confer 1910 - 1992
............................. 4 Jacob Rawlen Confer 1916 - 1987
................................. +Aida Mae Keefer 1917 - 2005
........................................ 5 Marian Grace Confer
.................................................. 6 Wayne Bieber
............................. 4 Harold LaRue Confer 1919 - 1994
................... 3 Emma Forney
....................... +Tom Kashner
................... 3 Robert J. Forney 1873 -
....................... +Ellen J Delong
........ 2 Ella Elizabeth Forney 1853 -
............ +Robert Farley
........ 2 Catherine Forney



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