Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Dennis & Marylou Byerly
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Nannie Bea
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I am a wife ...mother of three..grandmother of seven and a great grandmother of one !

I am retired. love genealogy and own alot of information. My Great Grandparents as were my Great Great Grandparents and some of their siblings were from the Huntingdon and Juniata areas.

I do own alot of books that were done in Mifflin county....a few Juniata as well as Blair and Huntingdon Counties. They consist of obits , marriages , cemeteries , wills  , old newspaper articles and to many others to mention.

My husband is sick. I am his only caregiver and am at home alot. BUT, will do look ups when given the time.

Kindly Bea



Pat
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Laura
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72 years old
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Sharon Miller
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65 years old
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I LOVE genealogy, sports (pro football) and gardening and flowers.   Some of the names I will be looking for are:  Bonsell, Bonsall,  Bunzel, , Rhoades, Rhodes, Love, Thompson, Cornelius,  Miller,  Gardner, Gearhart and Glen, Glenn, Just to name a few.  I am 61 and retired, and loving it. 



Edna M. Goodwin
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I'm researching the following surnames, ancestors  who have lived in Huntingdon and Blair Counties:

Donelson

Hammond

Hainley

Kephart

Rhodes


I am happy to share any of my research and will welcome any help and suggestions from others.

Edna




deb
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Researching the Raugh, Sellers, Fink, and Geissinger families of Woodcock valley



Herman R. Nagle
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I am very interested in learning more about Huntingdon County, especially information on the Zentmyer families that lived in Huntingdon Furnace and Neffs Mills.  My greatgrandmother, Isabella Zentmyer, lost two brothers in the Battle of Fredericksburg before she married  David Kinch and eventually moved to Altoona.  David Kinch's Father was a blacksmith at Huntingdon Furnace.    David was also a blacksmith for the PRR in Altoona and he was the 2nd Mayor of Altoona in 1872.    Two years ago I published a book on my wife's family - The Peck Family.  This covers from after the War of 1812 up into current relatives from Perry and Juniata County, in towns like, Blain, Honey Grove, Farmers Grove & Port Royal.  Her greatgrandfather relocated to Coalport and her grandfather lived in South Fork, Cambria County.   A copy of this book is in the Pennsylvania Room of the Altoona Public Library.    I also have done a small publication on the history of Richard Nagle, my GGGG Grandfather who was in the Revolutionary War and is buried in a small cemetery on Klondike Road between Patton and Chest Springs.   I have also published four other books about growing up in Altoona, the history of baseball in Altoona, the history of bowling in Altoona and the history of the Cresson Lake Playhouse from 1974 to 2004.  All these publications can be found in the Pennsylvania Room, at the Altoona Public Library.



kweller
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Samuel Henshey
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Raytown Ranger
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45 years old

Ruby Keller
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My name is Ruby Shirk Keller.  I grew up on the ridge between Hesston and Raystown.  My mother's maiden name was Shingler.  Her parents were Mary Ellen (Nellie) Magill Shingler and Robert Shingler.  She has lived on the farm since 1919.  She will be 94 in September.  I have 2 brothers...Robert and Raymond, and a sister Helen.  Most of my ancestors on my mothers side are buried in the Anderson, White Church and Old Stone Church cemeteries.



Bob
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Rebag
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50 years old
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My Family was from Penn. Just doing some deep research and  genealogy on the  Grove  line.  My Grandfather  was  Homer S Grove. married to  Martha (Notestine)(sp)


I was doing some reading in my files today and came across a chart prepared by one of my late Aunts that I thought I would post and share here.

 

 

George Shontz Grove...Birth March 3, 1864 Entriken PA

Death: June 19, 1945 Altoona PA

 

Married Emmaretta {Emma} R. Notestine....Birth:Nov. 1 1865 Entriken PA

Death: Oct.24, 1946 Altoona PA

 

George and Emmma were married December 22, 1887 Grafton PA By Rev. H.F. Long

 

Emma's Parents were James Kelly Notestine..Alice Serena Singer Notestine

 

Children in this union were:

 

 

Homer Samuel Grove: Born Oct 17, 1888 in Aitch PA,

 

Ella May Grove born Aug. 26, 1889 in Aitch PA

 

Alda Martha Grove born March 1 1893 in Aitch PA

 

 


Homer Samuel Grove married Martha Jane Notestine(sp) (My grandparents)



Jim Strong
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74 years old
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Retired Air Force/Civilian HR Manager.  Great grandad (Pvt James Strong) was a member of Co C, 53rd Inf. Regmt PA Volunteers (1861 - 1864) from McConnellstown.  Married, 3 sons, eldest son Jim passed away last Nov 08 of a heart attack at age 47 while serving in the Air Force as a lst Sgt E-8 at Yokota AB, Japan.  Have 8 grand kids.  Enjoy digital photography, computers, and fishing.  


Iam still trying to find info regarding my great granddad's father Andrew Strong who was married to Sarah Robb.  Whose family is from the McConnellstown area.  Any one having info please let me know and thanks in advance!!



McCall Ron
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I grew up in the ridges of Penn Twp. near the White Church.  I have been working on Norris, McCall,Grove and related families.  I have lived away from the area 50 years, but am in Huntingdon County a number of times each year visiting relatives, of whom there are many, and coming to reunions(5 or 6).



Larry
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71 years old
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Born and raised in northern Bedford County (Saxton area)and love to do genealogy work

for family and friends.   Evans, Ford, Foster, Davis, Reed families.



Dee
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78 years old

greg
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Kathleen (Grubb) Holder
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I am researching the family of fifth-great-grandfather, Abraham Grubb (Krob/Krupp/Kropf), who moved to Huntingdon County in the late 1700s and died there in 1814, as well as related families.


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