Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Kathy Garlock
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George Fink
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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.



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Heidi
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Jan Farrenburg
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Essence
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Umm....i like history



Kathryn Doyle
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My roots are deep in Huntingdon County. Deb and I exchanged information several years ago and I've been an admirer of her work for a long time. Great site, Deb!



Carol Eddleman
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My gg-grandfather was James Palmer, born 23 August 1823 we think in Huntingdon County, died 23 Jan 1897 in Mount Union.   Married Barbara Miller about 1843, she was daughter of Henry Miller and Susannah (Susan) maiden name unknown.    



Clarke/Clark/Blair/Lear/Ewing/Houck
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I am me.  I'm OK, you're OK.



Russell Henderson
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Joseph Barton Henderson of Cornpropst Mills was my gggrandfather and, while he says he was born in NJ like his father, his mother came from NY. In over 60 years of looking for his parents I have still no clues.



Laura E. (Thompson) Gardner
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Born on Piney Ridge, daughter of William Crownover Thompson and Eva Margretta (Stone) Thompson. Nine brothers and sisters, William Ferhn, Thomas Gene, George Clayton, Elmer Jay, Gerald Tracy, Eva Margretta, Cindy Ann Carolus, and Ruby Sue Houck. Aunts Edith Lloyd, Catherine Enyeart, Violet Dean, Uncle Ralph Rinker lived in Aitch, along with my grandmother, Anna Eleanor (Anderson) Rinker. Also Aunt Blanche Hearn, Uncle Alfred Hearn, Aunt Alma Parks, Uncle Berley Parks, Uncle Mart Thompson, Aunt Martha Thompson. Currently live in Clearwater, FL.


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I have relatives in the Woodcock Valley.


Christine
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Bob Rumer
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I have spent the last ten years researching my ancestor John David Fisher. He married Margaret Weaver and moved from Huntindon, Pa in 1854 to Illinois. He purchased 40 acres of land in 1850 for $1.25 an acre. The land grant is signed by Willard Fillmore President of the United States. My quest to prove whom where his parents. There are so mamy Henry Fishers and  just need to sort out the correct one.

I carry on the Fisher trait of height, being the shortest of four brothers at six foot three inches. My dad was six foot five inches tall. Thanks to Deb Fisher Riley for pointing out this web site.

Update: I spent part of a day at the Land Office in Dixon, Illinois. I was able to get a copy of the Land Grant of Henry Fisher and his wife. i later went to the land he had bought and talked with the present owner. He thought his family were somehow related. But he never checked into to history. He said his family were from the same area in PA. That his family had bought Land Grant Land in 1841. Another trip back to the Land Office proved to be correct. William Fisher bought Land Grant in China Township now known as Franklin Grove. I was able to get a copy of this Deed.

This now has open up a whole lot of more questions! Somehow My Henry Fisher and William Fisher are related. Maybe someone in Huntingdon PA kowns this William Fisher.

I am planning another trip to Dixon, Il  Courthouse for more records on this Fisher side.


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I am trying to prove Henry Fisher real father.


Gloria Gabert Ranker
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dpc
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