Tag: Pennsylvania

    Arthur Hannigan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    In 1943, Mr Arthur Hannigan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received a letter from from Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. Does the Hannigan family have roots in County Waterford?

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    A Third Side in the American Civil War

    Jacob Snider of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, was born June 10, 1826, in Bavaria . . . His experience during the American Civil War shows that there was a third way of looking at things during this time in our country's history. I will let his grandson tell the story:

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    Elizabeth Boyd of Edendoit, County Tyrone, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    On July 21, 1908, a postcard was sent to William Boyd of Edendoit, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Ireland, from his daughter Elizabeth in Philadelphia. It read ...

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    Harry and Agnes (Gratton) Billups, Letters

    The documents section of this website has a transcription of thirty-five letters sent by Henry "Harry" Billups and his wife Agnes Gratton from Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, to Agnes' sister Emily Hall in Derbyshire, England.

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    Joseph Kern of Greensburg, Pennsylvania

    Joseph Kern of Greensburg, Pennsylvania—Methodist or Lutheran?

    The Hamilton Family and the 1889 Johnstown Flood

    In 1889 my great grandparents Joseph and Eckie Hamilton were living in and managing a boarding house at 136 Jackson Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. On May 31 of that year the Johnstown Flood hit the city taking 2209 lives, the greatest one day loss of life on U.S. soil until September 11, 2001.

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    Evaline B Jeralds of Yalesville, Connecticut

    In September 1882, Miss E B Jeralds of Yalesville, Connecticut, received a letter from someone in Wilmore, Pennsylvania. What can we find out about Miss Jeralds and her correspondent in Wilmore?

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    Henry "Harry" Billups, Pittsburgh, 1890

    Henry Billups was last known to be alive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in January and February 1890.

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    James and Jennie Patterson of Washington County, Pennsylvania

    On August 9, 1912, Miss J L Patterson, of Washington County, Pennsylvania, received a post card from her brother Jim postmarked South Euclid, Ohio. The message read ...

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    Patrick McQuaid, Jacob Kern, George W Kern, of Greensburgh, PA, Indenture Papers

    Below is a transcription of the indenture papers of Patrick McQuaid, apprentice to Jacob S and George W Kern in Greensburgh, Pennsylvania, beginning April 30, 1827.

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    The Wallace Sisters, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1872

    On Friday August 30, 1872, the Wallace Sisters–Jennie, Minnie, and Maud–appeared in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, most likely at Johnstown's theater, the Union Hall, at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. The photograph accompanying this article probably has been in my family ever since that date ...

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Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own efforts.
-- Ed Hamilton