John P. Washleski from Shamokin was a decorated serviceman in WWII. He was a tail gunner on a B-26 marauder and flew some of the most historical bombing missions in the war. NOTE: This link is to an independent web site. Use your back arrow to return here.
I'm sending one of my
grandmother & her sisters. It was taken in Shamokin about 1890. My
grandmother is Annie Wilson (Peifer) & she is the one standing on
the extreme left in the back. Sue Marcus
I'm pretty sure this is a photo taken at the 80th
birthday party (1920) for my great grandmother, Annie McNally
Wilson. She has white hair & is seated. The woman standing to the
left of the woman directly behind Ann is my grandmother, Annie Wilson
Peifer. My father, Harry Wilson Peifer, is standing on the extreme
right. Would love to know who the others are. Sue Marcus
Here is one of Immanuel
Lutheran & Reformed Church in Little Mahanoy Twp. Picture was taken
in July 1999, Sue Marcus
1999 photo of St.
Peter's (Kreb's) Church in Jackson Twp. Sue
My mother separated family photos before she died. These ended up in
the Peifer box. I don't know who they are. They are tintypes.
This is my grandfather, Harry E. Peifer b. 1873 in Shamokin. Sue Marcus [Smrcus@aol.com]
This is a postcard dated 1913 from Moline IL. It shows the Charlie
& May Heim
family who moved from Shamokin. I have more photos of the Heims
(no relation) & would like to find a "home" for
them. Sue Marcus
The Altomare family. The names of the children from left to right are: Joe, Conch(Bressi) Lena (Colozzi-Manz) (on chair), Mildred Cesari, and Louie. Suzanne Cesari
The Halkowicz family. Suzanne Cesari
Mary Williams. Suzanne Cesari
Attached you will find the Walker
family. I believe the people in the photograph are Samuel
Edward Walker and his wife Anna Josephine Haviland with some of their
children, Grover Cleveland Walker, Minnie G. Walker (m. Wesley
Imschweiller), Ruth E. Walker (m. Ira Sanders), Maude Adams (cousin?),
Martha Mae Walker (m. Omer Aurand). Not pictured are Robert
Walker, George Lester Walker, Clarence Miles Walker, and Harry E.
(who changed his name to Smith).
My grandmother, Martha Mae Walker Aurand, was born in Sunbury Aug. 7, 1900. She is the little dark-haired girl with the big bow. The Walkers came to Northumberland county by way of Bucks county and were Scotch-Irish if our information is correct. Lisa Wright Betts firstname.lastname@example.org
2ncalvary, a photo of the WWI second
Calvary, that was taken in either Mount Carmel or Atlas.
One of the guys, (top row, 6th from left) is Alexander Halkowicz.
picnic around 1915. One person I know on the photo if Lucia
Halkowicz. She is in the back row, 6th from left.
(there are 2 small children in front of her). Lucia belonged to 2 different churches. Initially, SS Peter & Paul in Mount Carmel, and then St. Michaels. The group could be from either parish.
People identified on 1915
Atlas photo. Tom "Tucker" Halkowicz, 2nd row from bottom, 5th
child from left. Jimmy Muff, front row, second from right.
Laura Bridy, 1st girl on left. Anna Danshak, to the right of
Laura Irene Polinak, 6th girl from left (tall) in front of
teacher Adeline Profit, to the right of Irene Mildred
(girl on right end with arms crossed) Stella Menapace, 5th
girl from right(top row) ? Dickson (to right of Stella)
Julia Halkowicz, to the right of Dickson
Mildred Marnell, top row, on end Teacher is Miss Haffey (she is next to Mildred, cannot see) Male teacher is Mr. Joyce
Please contact Suzanne at email@example.com if you can identify others.
This is a photo of my 3rd great-grandfather, Rev. RudolphDuenger (1808-1902). A native of Wurttemberg, Rudolph was a prominent German Reformed minister who served the Lower Mahanoy Charge in southern Northumberland and Schuylkill counties, 1836-1855. His parishes included Himmels, Howerter Church, Red Cross, Shamokin, Leck Kill, Hebe, and Hegins. He later served Ashland, Tremont and Donaldson, 1856-1891. Jdeeben@aol.com
This is a photo of Christian Tobias Binder (1829-1897) and Walburga Jacobs (1828-1893). Tobias was a cabinet maker and one of the first settlers of Trevorton, Northumberland County. Jdeeben@aol.com
These two photos are the wedding portraits of William Albert Duenger (1864-1922) and Bessie Grant Hodge (1869-1925) of Shamokin. William was a carpenter in the coal mines. They were married on January 16, 1896. (William was a grandson of Rev. Rudolph Duenger.) Jdeeben@aol.com
This is the wedding portrait of my great-grandparents, Jacob
Hugo Ernest Deeben (1863-1931) and Margaret Bassler (1866-1931),
who were married in the Zion Lutheran Church in Trevorton on August 18,
1889. Jacob came from
Germany in 1884 and was a miner at the North Franklin Colliery near Trevorton. Jdeeben@aol.com
These three photos (33,34
of women were part of my grandmother's collection, but are (alas!)
unidentified. Given the format of the pictures (two are
I suspect they are 1870s? 1880s? My grandmother was Jennie Dooley
O'Gara, and I suspect these women are her stepsisters. They are
Elisabeth Schaffner (b. c.1859, Mrs. James Burcaw); Lillian Schaffner,
(b.26 Apr 1861, Mrs. Kimber Mills); and Catherine Schaffner, b.
c.1862. Their parents were Carolyn Castetter d/o Daniel
and Elisabeth Eisenhart, and Isaac Schaffner, who was killed in a mine
train accident 3 Jun 1862 at Big Mountain colliery. An account of
the accident is given in "The Shamokin Herald," v.1, no.1 10 June 1862.
As I said, I have no proof that these are Schaffner daughters, only a process of elimination suspicion. Hope somebody out there can recognize them and confirm or refute my idea. Carolyn Taby Larkins LarkLine@aol.com
This is an interior view of the Zion Lutheran Church in Trevorton, circa 1890s. The sanctuary is decorated for Harvest Home. Pastor A.J.L. Breinig is behind the pulpit; my great-grandfather Jacob Deeben stands next to the pump organ. Jdeeben@aol.com
Here is another photo of early Trevorton settlers, Matthias Bassler
(1828-1889) and Clophia
(1827-1898). Both came to Pennsylvania from Wurttemberg between 1851-1853. Jdeeben@aol.com
Here's a photo of the Shamokin High School girls' basketball team, 1917. The only two ids I have are for the back row. Extreme left Eileen Bradley and extreme right, Hilda O'Gara. Carolyn Larkins
I got this photo (St. Ed's ) from Joyce Wojiehowski (Thomas' old Studio) but she did not know the photographer. There are no ientifying marks I can find. Carolyn Larkins
I found this postcard among my Mom's papers, photographer unknown.
To go with the old students, ( St. Eds) here're some from out own times. The kids are: Front: Margaret Cleary, Marlene Skoskie, Barbara Jo Gemberling, Susan Grego, Hugh Gallagher, Ricky Finder, Robert Graeber; Middle: Jo Dascani, Anna Jashinski, Kay Kuzmick, Anne Maher, Carolyn Taby, Gerry Kodack, unidentified, Bernie Szverra; Back: Vince O'Gara and Andy Moyer. Carolyn Taby Larkins
This photo is J. R. Conrad that came from my grandmother. Her grandmother was Catharine Conrad; October 31, 1825 - February 14, 1906; daughter of Jacob Conrad and Hannah Hill. Catharine Conrad was married to Mathias Kerschner. I am sure that J. R. Conrad is related to Catharine Conrad but I do not know how. Maybe someone has the same picture or will recognize J. R. Conrad and be able to tell me. -- Marti Wise firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebration of the 7th or 8th birthday of Bill and Emma Taby in their home. Sitting: Martha Sharp, Elwood Yost, Emma Taby, Harry Muir, Margaret Clements, Dorothy Mangle, Ann Kolody, William Martin; Standing: Martha Tasker, Emma Jane "Jennie" Taby (children's mother), unknown, unknown, (back) Viola Taby, Adele Hartman, Alvin Long, unknown, Fannie Taby, Carrie Taby, Jesse Stoop, Bill Taby, Howard Eddy. Portrait on back wall is of Mrs. Taby's father, Charles Conrad. My thanks go to Sam Poliniak for helping me to identy many of these youngsters. Carolyn Taby Larkins
I had sent some otheres that were from Shipes of northumberland, as
are these 9317518
is of the bridge over the river to Northumberland. 9262504
is of Aaron Shipe Son of John & Mary Shipe 9266512
is of Lucinda Shipe Daughter of John and Mary
This tintype was identified as Susie Conrad by my grandmother. Her grandmother was Catharine Conrad; October 31, 1825 - February 14, 1906; daughter of Jacob Conrad and Hannah Hill. Catharine Conrad was married to Mathias Kerschner. I am sure that Susie Conrad is related to Catharine Conrad but I do not know how, perhaps a niece? I sure hope that someone has the same picture or will recognize Susie Conrad and be able to tell me. -- Marti Wise email@example.com
My grandmother (Her grandmother was Catharine Conrad; October 31, 1825 - February 14, 1906; daughter of Jacob Conrad and Hannah Hill) identified this photo as a cousin, Jacob Conrad. I don't know what degree of cousin he was to her. It was probably Catharine Conrad's nephew. Marti Wise firstname.lastname@example.org
This photo was taken outside on the steps of McKinley Elementary School in Coal Township in the summer circa 1933, give or take a year. It is a Vacation Bible School photo. On the lowest step to the left is Georgina Ritzman. Anyone out there able to identify the teacher or other children? -- Marti Wise email@example.com
This is the wedding photograph of early Trevorton residents Daniel
Yonner (1862-1940) and Cathryn
Dorothy Bassler (1858-1898). Daniel was born in Prussia and
came to Trevorton in 1881. He and Cathryn were married December
13, 1885. Jdeeben@aol.com
I found this picture in some family papers. I am not sure who he is, or if he is related to the Morgan family. The picture had deteriorated to where it was in two pieces. I tried to put it together as much as possible for scanning purposes. The back side, also enclosed has handwriting that is not familiar to me. Hopefully he belongs to someone! "Rhea" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Here is a photo for the gallery. It is the Henry Clay Mine Explosion of June 10, 1873. Sue Marcus Smrcus@aol.com
Photograph of the family of Noah
Rebuck Bahner, taken at his home in Pillow, Northumberland County,
PA. Photo believed taken in September, 1910. Pictured: (seated, front)
Noah Rebuck Bahner b. 5/10/1844; Mary (Troutman) Bahner b. 12/13/1847;
(standing, from left to right) Adam Franklin Bahner b. 2/19/1871;
Edward Bahner b. 10/30/1872;
Jonathan Elmer Bahner b. 1/4/1874; Charles Gilbert Bahner b. 10/9/1876; Harry Peter Bahner b. 6/10/1880; Noah Carnie Bahner b. 6/30/1883; Mary Mabel Bahner b. 3/8/1891; David Lloyd Bahner b. 2/14/1885. Contributed by Eric A. W. Behrens. email@example.com
Tombstones from Saint Patricks Cemetery , Trevorton Pa. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stone for Patrick
Born in Killbride Parish of Dallycastle? County Mayo Died May 14, 1876 Aged 60 years,
Stone for Mary
Mary, wife of Luke Readdy, a native of the parish of Dramnard, County of Sligo died December 24, 1859 aged 67 years.
Mary, daughter of Patrick and Ann Readdy died July 14, 1862 aged 6 years 10 months and 6 days. Requiest en Pace, Amen
“Our mother here lies underground
The dearest friend we ever found
But through the Lord’s unbounded love
We’ll meet again in realms above”.
Stone for Bridgett
To the Memory of our mother, Bridget, wife of Peter Quinn, Native of the county Galgay? Ireland Died June 11, 1879
Aged 52 years (To the left of the stone was Ellen A Quinn, to the right was a stone marked Katherine Quinn
Photo of Jacob Davis (born about 1879) and one of his sons, (could be Lamar, Earl, or Robert) one of the sons was a doctor at Ashland hospital. The mother would be my gr-grandma's sister, Harriet (Hattie) Williams. The next photo is Hattie's brother, Edward Williams (son of Bridgett (Carroll) and David Williams). Edward was born about 1898. All people lived in Mount Carmel.
These are actually Shultz
boys. Mary (Williams) and John Shultz had about 11 children. These are
three of them. The first photo are of William Shultz (born 1908, died
Nov 1999) and Tom Shultz (born abt. 1907, died 1999) in Mount Carmel.
The second photo is of Elmer Shultz (born between 1910-1915) and Tom Shultz as a young child.
This picture is of my father's maternal or paternal grandmother. I do not have a name to go with the picture. Any chance that she looks familiar to anyone else's family pictures? I am estimating that the picture was taken most likely after 1910. Rhea email@example.com
We have no idea who this
fellow is or what year this was taken. However, it does have
at Cameron" written on it and we believe that this fellow was probably
killed in the Cameron mine. I'd be thrilled if we could identify
him. I thought you might want to post this on your site some where and
maybe someday his descendents will find him! JLynnAS@aol.com
Lynn Schneider Note: I am the owner of the above picture and I have a few more clues to provide to make an identification. The photo is a cabinet card taken by T. H. Lippiatt, Independence Street, Shamokin. And on the back it along with the studio name are the words "Cloudy Days Good as Sunshine. The Original of the Photograph is Preserved." This photo was with other pictures in an album that have at least some of the children, grandchildren, a sister, a brother-in-law
of Balzer Ritzman 1841 - 1910. Others positively identified in the album are siblings of Mary Ellen Schlegel 1874 - 1959 who married Milton Ritzman (son of Balzer and Sarah Ann (Faust) Ritzman. I would think that he is either a Ritzman, Schlegel or from a family that is connected to one of these families. It was with the Schlegel family members so I think that it is probable that he is a Schlegel or someone connected with the Schlegels, ie Rebuck. -- Marti Wise firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Baidokus, Mt. Carmel Area. Contact Clara Cherry, CCherry@tbaisd.k12.mi.us if you have info on this family.
This is Nathan C. Schlegel 6/16/1877 - 10/23/1918; married to Malinda C. Ritzman 6/24/1878 - 1/3/1938. He was the son of Daniel Haas Schlegel 9/8/1839 - 11/21/1914, and Polly Rebuck 8/30/1843 - 9/17/1921. -- Marti Wise email@example.com
This man is identified as Norman Reddick taken by Ripely Studio in Sunbury ca 1900. I would love it if anyone could verify this identity and tell for sure who it is.Robin Birds4214@aol.com
This is a picture of Robert Kerstetter's family taken sometime before his death on March 16, 1896. He was my great grandfather. His Civil War Pension Application can be found under the Northumberland County Archives Military Records. Top row: Sophrona Elizabeth Kerstetter Martz, Joseph W. Kerstetter, William J. Kerstetter, Robert Alonzo Kerstetter, Emma D. Kerstetter Pensyl. Middle row: Harriet S. Kerstetter Haldeman, Robert Kerstetter, Elizabeth Gass Kerstetter, Katherine Kerstetter Noll, David Franklin Kerstetter, Bottom row: Allie M. Kerstetter Schlagle, Florence Ida Kerstetter Bixler. Gwen Bixler Drivon at GGDGEN@aol.com
This is a family reunion of the Robert
Kerstetter/Elizabeth Gass family. It was taken in 1906.
Bottom row: Olive Kerstetter, d/William Kerstetter and Emma Haldeman;
Carl Bixler, s/Arthur Elwood Bixler and Florence Ida Kerstetter; Grace
and Harold Kerstetter, c/Robert Alonzo Kerstetter and Mary Billman;
Cecil Schlegel, s/John Schlegel and Allie Kerstetter; Raymond, Beatrice
and Russell Kerstetter, c/David Franklin Kerstetter and Emma Hummel.
2nd row: William Kerstetter, Sophrona Kerstetter Martz, Elizabeth Gass Kerstetter holding Marlin Bixler, s/Florence Ida Kerstetter and Arthur Bixler; Emma Kerstetter Pensyl, Katherine Kerstetter Noll; Emma Haldeman Kerstetter, w/William Kerstetter; Harriet Kerstetter Haldeman.
3rd row: Lloyd Noll, s/Rueben Noll and Katherine Kerstetter; Florence Ida Kerstetter Bixler; Allie Kerstetter Schlegel; Mabel Haldeman, d/Harriet Kerstetter and John Haldeman; Dora and Viola Kerstetter, d/William Kerstetter and Emma Haldeman; Emma Hummel Kerstetter, w/David Franklin Kerstetter; Mary Billman Kerstetter, w/Robert Alonzo Kerstetter; John Haldeman, h/Harriet Kerstetter; David Franklin Kerstetter.
top row: Arthur Martz, s/Sophrona Kerstetter and Daniel Martz; John Schlegel, h/Allie Kerstetter; Miles Pensyl, h/Emma Kerstetter; Fain Reed, raised by Miles Pensyl; Robert Martz, s/Daniel Martz and Sophrona Kerstetter; Charles
Haldeman, s/Harriet kerstetter and John Haldeman; Robert Alonzo Kerstetter; Joseph Kerstetter.
This photo, taken by the Thomas Studio, Shamokin, in 1932 is of Jack O'Gara's family; front row: Morris, Ruth O'G Finnegan, Jack, Jennie Dooley O'G, Art, and Mary O'G Mullen; middle: Carolyn ; back row: Dot, Liz, Leon, Helen, Edwin, Hilda, Warren, Marg, and Martha. Carolyn Larkins
This photo is of a campaign poster of Jack O'Gara, (my grandfather) during his 12 years as Northumberland County Commissioner 1920-1932. Carolyn Larkins
Postcard of Glen Burn Colliery, date unknown Carolyn Larkins
This photo, taken about 1914 is of Jack O'Gara's daughters: front: Hilda, Dot, Marg, Liz and Ruth; back: Martha and Helen from Carolyn Larkins
Picture taken at Trevorton, PA, Left to Right--Unknown, Daniel Jefferson Kerschner 6/9/1858 - 1/6/1939, George Washington Kerschner 1/15/1883 - 11/15/1961 Marti Wise firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the wedding portrait of my great-grandparents, Allen William Clark (1870-1930) and Elsie Anna Zimmerman (1876-1853), married on June 19, 1895. Both were from Trevorton and later moved to Upper Augusta Township, where Allen served as a U.S. mail carrier. He delivered the mail by horse and buggy. John Deeben
This is my great-great-grandfather, William Henry Clark (1843-1920). He was a railroad foreman in Mount Carmel and later a farmer in Upper Augusta Township. He was married to Catharine Savidge (1846-1882) of Plum Creek in Rockefeller Township. John Deeben
Mrs Shipe was a sister of Henry Shipe's wife Adaline Wilkerson Jeffrey Shipe
Westward veiw of Sunbury from cem. hill. around 1916 Jeffrey Shipe
St. Patrick's Catholic church on Shamokin St. Treverton,Northumberland looking east Jeffrey Shipe
Photo of Alexander
Sober, b. March 30, 1807 in Northumberland Co., d. Nov.
14,1869 in Northumberland Co. Married about 1830,
Foy, b. March 17, 1807, d. August 12, 1895. Mary was blinded by whitewash splashed in her eyes about 1870. They are buried in Summit
Cemetery. Mary Hetzel
1923 Atlas Baseball Team submitted by Suzanne Cesari.
A 1920s picture of the Russian Brotherhood Society taken in front of an old Greek Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA. Michael Halkowicz, one of the founders is standing second row, second from right. submitted by Suzanne Cesari.
I think this is a photo of Americus
Fire Co. members taken at Sunbury abt. 1900 because of letter "A"
on their belt buckles and on drum in background. My grandfather
William M. Anderson was born in 1880 and appears in early 20's on
picture. He is 8th from left in second row(standing). Other
names taken from back of picture are: First Row: Frank Pyers, Wm.
Persing, James Wier, William Baylor, James Kreider, Charles Hovis, Boy
on Drum: John Krohn. Second Row: Jack Hoy, Daniel Conrad, Foster
Rarick, Isaac Hovis, Ben Lyons, William Anderson, Ezra Miller, James
Shissler, Herbert Breck, Wm H.(?), Robert Logan, Charles Smith, Dan
Cosper. If anyone can provide more information about the men in
this picture, please have them contact me. Some name
transcription/spelling errors may have occurred. Bob Anderson
Mount Carmel 1924
West End Tigers football team. Suzanne Cesari
Mount Carmel Township 1933 football team
High School football team pictured from top row left:
Kuz, Buick, Vincenzes, Redinger, Rosinko, Eshmont, Katchick, P. Masciantonio, "Bones" Kwitkowski.
Middle row from left: Trainer Zaleski, Palembas, Gamble, Culton, Henninger, Mellow, Furlani, Doc Greco, Solomon, Menapace, Coach Masciantonio. Front Row: Homiak, Matchik, Kozak, Fracalosi, Frank, Sam Scicchitano, Chick Scicchitano, Menapace, Walter Halkowicz, Greco
This is a photograph of Shamokin resident David Hodge (1830-1901). He was a Civil War veteran, serving as 4th Corporal in Co. D, 6th Pennsylvania in 1861. After the war he lived in Shamokin, where he worked as a carpenter. He is pictured here with his daughter, Eupha Milla Hodge (1853-1865). email@example.com
This photograph is of my great-uncle Frederick
Paul Deeben (1892-1934). He is pictured here in his army
uniform. He served in World
War I as a private in Co. C, 27th Engineers. Fred was a lifelong resident of Trevorton, where he operated a garage after the war with
his brother, Charles. firstname.lastname@example.org
This picture is the confirmation photograph of my great-uncle, Herman
Matthias Deeben (1890-1905). It was probably taken a few
before he was fatally injured at age 15 in an explosion at a local gun powdermill in Trevorton. He had been working there to earn money
for a horse and buggy. email@example.com
This is a picture of John Wesley Conrad son of John &Heste Miller Conrad. Paulette Hockman
Jessie Young Conrad Paulette Hockman
John Wesley Conrad Paulette Hockman
Edward O. Chamberlin, 1869-1906 and Zella Sober Chamberlin, 1875-1901 descend from the CHAMBERLIN AND SOBER familes of Northumberland County. Their children are Esther m. Gunther, Royal Austin and David Clinton. David was raised by his uncle Clinton Sober after Zella's death. David C. Chamberlin, 1901-1970 and Bernice Ebert, 1906-1982 (Tharp and Broscious Families) had ten children. Over one hundred people currently descend from this couple. Edward's line is Lewis, Caleb and Joseph CHAMBERLIN of Northumberland County, PA. I'm not quite sure of Zella's line. I think her parents are Martin Luther SOBER and Sara Ann FISHER. If so, that would make her part of the Isaac, Samuel, Isaac SOBER line. Roileen Chamberlin
This is Jeremiah Shipe and son Benjamin from Sunbury, Pa. photo ca 1900 from Sally Kerstetter
Bridget O'Gara, (later Mrs. Alec Bradley) and her brother Dan C. 1885. LarkLine@aol.com
Jane Brown 1922-2001
Derk and Feaster Reunion : "Paulette Hockman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> #1, #2, #3
This photo of Carolyn O'Gara and her Grampap, Michael Dooley, was probably taken close to his home on Boyd St., Shamokin about 1923. Carolyn Larkins LarkLine@aol.com
This photo of Bridget O'Gara (later Mrs. Alec Bradley) and her brother Jack was taken at the end of the 1870s? or beginning of the 1880s. Photographer unknown. Carolyn Taby LarkinsCarolyn Larkins LarkLine@aol.com
This photo is Mary Anna O'Gara b.1856, later Mrs. Owen Moran. After growing up in Trevorton, she lived the early part of her married life (early 1880s) in Pittston, PA. The Morans came back to Shamokin before 1900. She and a daughter were counted in Shamokin in the 1920 census, but I don't know what happened to them after that. Carolyn Larkins LarkLine@aol.com
Nunzio, Albert and Anne Santelli (Originally Santilli, then Santelli, and then Santell) taken around 1923. Born and raised in Atlas, Pa. BSantelli@aol.com
Lizzie Dusman & Jennie Dooley Carolyn Larkins LarkLine@aol.com
This is Margaret "Maggie" McCaffrey, b in Zanesville, OH in 1853 and died in Shamokin May 1921, wife of Thomas O'Gara. Carolyn Larkins LarkLine@aol.com
1910 photo of Halkowicz store in Diamondtown. People in photo are: a Kellagher, Tom "Tucker" Halkowicz, (boy), father, Michael Halkowicz, Squire Hayden, and a Moyer. Suzanne Cesari
Photo of Michael Halkowicz, of Atlas, PA prominent member of American Rusyn Society, circa 1910. Photo taken from Rusyn magazine article about the village of Binczarowa, Poland,from 1996 titled, "Besida". Other prominent members shown are: Michael Holod, Joseph Koval, Michael Havola, George Vretyak, Basil Fekula, John Kucha, Joseph Warcholik and Alexy Kovalchik. Suzanne Cesari
This photo is of the Hockenbroch/ckt/ck/ough
Family Reunion in 1917 at Rolling Green Park. There are 63 people
the photo, I have identified about 20 of them. I am interested in
finding the identity of any of the remainder. Also, interested in
finding any more copies of this photo, I know of 4 so far. Frank
This photo is unidentified. It is probably either HockenbroXXX or Persing. Frank Hockenbrocht
Shamokin Brick Company This is a photo of the Shamokin Brick Company taken in 1890 at Tharptown. James A. Francis started the brick company on the South side of Shamokin Creek. It was later named the Union Brick Company and located to Tharptown. Gentlemen pictured are: Starting in left foreground: Harry Francis, William Salter, Mr. Murdock, John Francis, James Cook, Euguene Mutchler, George Burkett, and George Zimmerman, standing in upper left. The company went out of busines about 1910. email@example.com
Shamokin Drum Corps Photo taken from 1939 Shamokin 75th Anniversary book. Drum Corps of Shamokin Guards, organized in 1854. Enlisted for service in Civil War, April 22, 1861. On the extreme right, two standing and one seated are three brothers of a famous family of drummers, William, Henry, and Nathan Startzel. Seated on the lower left, William Taylor, later director of Zouave Drum Corps, Lincoln Post, G.A.R. firstname.lastname@example.org
Central School class picture From 1939 Shamokin 75th Anniversary Book, the class picture of the Old Central School (location?). Picture taken May, 1881. Annie John, daugher of Dr. J.J. John, is the teacher. email@example.com
POS of A Fife and Drum Corps From 1939 Shamokin 75th Anniversary Book, Washington Camp, P.O.S. of A Fife and Drum Corps, circa 1890 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Charles "Jack" O'Gara served Northumberland County in the office of County Commissioner from 1920 until 1932. LarkLine@aol.com
IOOF Orphanage as viewed from the railroad tracks. Marlin Lively email@example.com
IOOF Orphanage Band. Marlin Lively firstname.lastname@example.org
IOOF Orphanage barn. Marlin Lively email@example.com
Wedding of James Bressi (age, 28) and Maria Concetta (age, 16) (Conch) Altomare circa 1927. Back row from left: Anthony Guarna, James Bressi, brother ? Bressi. 2nd row: Olga Chango, Bride, and Margaret Schicchitano. Young girls in front: Betty Petello and Mary Avellino. Suzanne Cesari
Elena Coloztzi Wedding circa 1948. Back row: ? Colozzi, Giovanni (John) Altmire (my great-grandpa), groom, Anthony Colozzi, ? Front row: ? Colozzi, Elena Altmire Colozzi, ? Colozzi Suzanne Cesari
Elena (Altmire)Colozzi -Mantz circa 1948. Suzanne Cesari
Cesari Wedding- September 1934 Suzanne Cesari
Unknown Italian Wedding Picture from either Kulpmont or Mt Carmel circa 1935. Suzanne Cesari
Unknown Italian Wedding Picture from Kulpmont circa. 1930. Suzanne Cesari
These are photos of my great grandparent's wedding portraits from 1899. "Pearl", Parascevia Wronik and "Nicholas", Nikolaj Halkowicz came to Atlas circa 1887, and married at SS Peter & Paul church in Mt Carmel, May 1899. They had 10 children (pictured in a group family portrait already on this site). Nikolaj lost a leg in the mines, and then opened a store in Diamondtown. He was from Binczarowa, Nowy Sacz Poland, and was born in November of 1865. Pearl was also born in Binczarowa in November of 1874. He died 1928, she, in 1952. Suzanne Cesari
Sister Katherine Drexel, 4th Cousin to Maurice and Anna Laura Keyser of Chillisquaqua who is mentioned in Floyds Pages. Sister Katherine was recently cannonized. Gary & Elizabeth Herring
Anna Laura Keyser and William Whalen of Sunbury, my Great Grandparents. William Whalen was a police officer in Sunbury early in the 20th century. Gary & Elizabeth Herring
Unknown women, in a group of pictures from my Halkowicz family. These women were probably in old country (Grybow) Poland at the time the picture was taken circa 1890. Suzanne Cesari
Here's a photo of my grandfather and other members
of the engine house crew at Reading RR yard, Shamokin, taken 1 May
Shown are, standing from left, Harry Adams, carpenter; Harry Yocum, hostler's helper; George Wendell, hostler; Al Hummel, stationary boilerman; Milt Troutman, machinist; Clayton Deppen, storehouse; Harry Persing, blacksmith's helper; Bill Eslick, boiler washer; Ben Wraggs, boiler maker; John Murphy, machinist.
Seated, from left, John Coleman, storekeeper; Bo Unger, airbrake inspector; Frank Klemick, fire cleaner; John Hower, blacksmith; Ellwood Spotts, boiler maker's helper; Edward Yocum, laborer; Renold Perry, machinist; Frank Johns, boiler maker's helper, and Bob Lindermuth, laborer. This engine house was built between 1927-29. John Lindermuth firstname.lastname@example.org
Earp family playing in Susquehanna River. I do not know the entire group. Back left are my grandparents, Elizabeth Burkey Earp (1895-1989) and John Earp, and I believe their daughter Thelma Earp Valente (1913-). I think this photo was taken in the 1920's. Mearps@aol.com
My great-grandfather, Archibald Pittaway Earp (born 1865). Mearps@aol.com
My grandfather, John Earp (1895-1976), owned Earp's Flowers and greenhouses in Northumberland from approximately 1913 to approximately 1950. This photo taken circa 1940's from back of greenhouses. Mearps@aol.com
Attached is a photo of my father, John
Earp (born in Northumberland 1917 & died in Pismo Beach, CA
1999), in front of his father's flower shop circa 1940's.
Northumberland ariel photo of John Earp's greenhouses
taken in October 1922. Mearps@aol.com
Northumberland ariel photo of John Earp's greenhouses taken in 1949. Mearps@aol.com
These pictures are from the Big Mountain School. This was a
small, one room school house located about two miles outside of
in a small "patch" called Big Mountain. None of the pictures are
labeled, with the exception of #2. On the back of #2 is the
inscription, "Presented to Henry Fessler, by his teacher Henry
Clayberger, May 27, 1902."
Big Mountain 1,2,3, and 4.
# 4 list:
Schoolteacher, Miss Ellen Quinn
Bottow row, sitting:
1. Ophelia Piech Pirozek 2. John Choker 4. Lomie Treon
Second row, standing:
1. Francis Taby 3. Irvin Treon 4. George Kappen 5. Anna Yanowiak 10. Pearl Poliniak Hemlick 13. Matthew Ferentz
3. Theodore Lubis 5. Minnie Rhoads 6. Phoebe Taby 8. Beulah Rhoads 9. Maude Fessler 13. Kate Campbell
1. Dan Rhoads 2. --- Schell 3. Herb Fessler 4. Henry Fessler 5. Charles Campbell 6. Sophie Gallick 7. Tillie Poliniak Raywak 8. Edith Fessler
I hope these
pictures will be of value to someone. If anybody
can identify the individuals in the photos I would love to hear from
you. Also, I have larger, better quality scans of the photos that
I would be more than willing to email directly to anyone who makes a
Thank You, Heather Makal email@example.com
This is the William
J. Kerstetter family, taken around 1905. Clockwise: William
J. Kerstetter, Viola Millicent Kerstetter, Dora Lillie Kerstetter, Emma
L. Kerstetter (nee Haldeman), and the child in the lap is Olive
May Kerstetter. Evan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gwen at
This picture was taken approximately 1915. This group of men were working on the Navee (railroad around the mines) in Shamokin. The first on the left is William E. Henninger, second is Garlan Derr, both Shamokin residents. Joyce Kornemann
Photo of the sons
of Lorenzo Dow Weaver 1833-1894 and Matilda Metz 1834-1910.
The only one that is identified is the youngest sitting in the center
who was Charles Atwood Weaver 1872-1948. If anyone knows the
identity of any other brothers in the picture, please contact me.
Joyce Kornemann Joyceann@bellatlantic.net
Florence Ida Kerstetter Bixler andArthur Elwood Bixler resided in Shamokin. This picture was taken in the late 1940's. Gwen Bixler Devron.
Sophia Jeanette Arner, Age 21 Judy McElderry
Hannah Dornbach Durkin and husband Richard F. Durkin Judy McElderry
George W. Dornbach, age 30 Judy McElderry
I am sending you a photo of the Northumberland High School football team 1923. My grandfather Paul Bird is located on the first row sitting, 3rd from the left. Sharon Stamis Queenbee email@example.com
Northumberland Troop 4. Paul
W.Bird standing in middle row 2nd from the right. Around 1918.
Sharon Stamis Queenbee firstname.lastname@example.org
photos are of my ggg-grandparents, Samuel
Reeder (1806-1882) and his wife Anna
Campbell Reeder (1805-1871). Samuel
Reeder, a farmer in Shamokin Twp., was the son of John Reeder &
Elizabeth Fisher.Anna Campbell was the daughter
James Campbell & Sarah Hoffman.They had the
following children: William, Willamina (married her cousin David Reeder),
James C., Elizabeth, Obadiah C., Sarah C.
(married Christian Teitsworth), Samuel
W. (married DamiusFetterman),Robert M. (married Sarah Pensyl),
and Mary Catherine (married Theodore Pensyl).Samuel & Anna Reeder are buried at SharpRidgeCemetery in Mayberry Twp.,
Montour Co.Lois Volence
This is Samuel & Anna Campbell Reeder’s daughter Willamina (1830-1892) and her husband David Reeder (1835-1906), son of Samuel’s brother John and his first wife Sally Rogers.They were the parents of Emma; Minnie and Samuel, who all died young; William Montgomery “Gummy” Reeder who married Harriet Matilda Leiby; and Kate Agnes Reeder who married ElwellMensch.Lois Volence (Lois649@yahoo.com) This is a picture of TheodorePensyl (1845-1895), a Civil War veteran of the 16th Cavalry Regiment, and his wife Mary Catherine Reeder (1849-1913), daughter of Samuel Reeder and Anna Campbell.Lois Volence (Lois649@yahoo.com) This is my ggg-grandfatherJohn Reeder (1808-1880), a farmer in Lower Augusta Twp.He was the son of John Reeder and Elizabeth Fisher.He and his 1st wife Sally Rogers were the parents of David; Catherine “Katie” (Mrs.John McWilliams); and Susan, who died young.The second picture is his 2nd wife Maria Sears (1815-1885), daughter of John Sears and Mary McMahan.John and Maria were the parents of Sarah “Sallie” (Mrs. Daniel Zimmerman); Mary (Mrs. Charles Smith); John; James; Joseph; Robert Landis; William Henderson; Ellen Jemima (Mrs. Charles Weston); Matilda (Mrs. Leonard Fetterman); and Henry.Lois Volence (Lois649@yahoo.com)
Henderson Reeder (1854-1933), a farmer in Rockefeller Twp., was the
husband of Maria Rebuck, daughter
of Godfried (Godfrey) Rebuck and Catherine Reitz of Lower Augusta Twp.Lois Volence
The attached portrait was taken on New Year's day, January 1, 1900. The family lived in Riverside, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania. Anna May Hendricks married Frank F. Keller. Ezra J. Hendricks married Sarah Jane Bogar. Lillian G. Hendricks married William "Will" Leiby. Cora E. Hendricks married Montier L. Hummer. John Shipman Hendricks
was found among the possessions of Charles Henry Peifer (1863-1937) who
was probably born in the Northumberland area. He was rearedby
Isaac Peifer and Sarah Dunkelberger Peifer, although his exact
parentageis uncertain. I'd appreciate learning if anyone
recognizes anyone in thephoto. Sandra V email@example.com
A young girl in front of a store. I am hoping you can post it on the Northumberland web site and some mightOsman Family . Top tow left to right about winter of 1904. Mother and father Mr and Mrs Henry OSMAN and 6 children and 2 son-in-law's. On 842 West Mulberry Street Coal Township , Shamokin, Northumberland County PA USA George W "Peffer" HAINES born about 1881 Harvey Henry OSMAN, born September 27, 1891 in Shamokin Pa Mr Henry Alexander OSMAN, born 1855 in Germany. Sarah Emma (MOYER "MOWERY"? CHERRY) first marriage- ADAMS, OSMAN. Wife of Henry. born 1859 in Irish PA. Mrs. Florance OSMAN HAINES wife to George born October 18 1883 in Shamokin Pa. George Edward "Ed" FEESE born August 1, 1878 in Shamokin. Mrs. Anna M. OSMAN FEESE wife of "Ed" born May 22 , 1882 in Shamokin. Bottom row First man ? Elva Gertrude OSMAN born September 39, 1899. Later she married George L. MADARA. Raymond William OSMAN born September 10, 1900 Verna M. OSMAN born August 2, 1895 she later marries Raymond C SCHOYER. Man on end ? The two men could be boarders. In the year 1900 there is a man Benjamin BLACK age 29 living with them. One could be a step son Harry L. ADAMS born 1877? It could be an Uncle Frederick G OSMAN? I am not sure when Sarah OSMAN's dad died but his name was John CHERRY? John & Jeanie Stout.
know the store and the year about maybe that will help to idenify who it is. John & Jeanie Stout.
The girl is a picture of Mary Schultz she was born September 27,1903. This may be taken at South River Road Sunbury they were living there before 1920. She may of been born in Mt Carmel or Ashland PA her brother was born 5 years later in Ashland. Her father was John William Schultz he was first born German imigrant in New York 1881. Her mother was Jeanette Rockwell born in Mt Carmel. They died in Sunbury Pa. Mary Schultz lived in Sunbury Northumberland County until she died in 1977. I am not sure who the older women is in the picture. I have another picture of her in same clothes and it has a good look at the old houses she stands in front of. I think I might have a 3rd picture of older women also.
If any one wants to see it E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The older women could be Mary's mother ? Jeanette Rockwell who would be about 40 in Picture ? Can any one please identify women? Thank you Jeanie
Photo #2) Wedding picture 29 Nov 1862, Milton, PA John Voris Walker (1841-1920) and Sarah Emily VanKirk (1846-1873). John was the s/o Robert & Mary Ann (Voris) Walker. Sarah was the d/o William & Alvina Ellen (Huntzinger) VanKirk. John & Sarah had 3 son's; Voris Carl (1863-1952), William Robert (1867-1939), & Harry Edwin Walker (1872-1944). This is a picture of
an oil painting. A. G. Joyce
#3) John Francis & Emma Caroline (Miller) Epler & children, 1912. standing l to r; William Epler 1871-1957, Rosa Epler Kennedy (1879-1958), George Epler (1875-1930), Mary Epler Morgan (1869-1956), Samuel Epler (1876-1963), Emma Epler Arter
(1888-1971), Fred Epler (1877-1931), Franklin (1882-1930) & Grace Epler Walker (1873-1944) sitting; John Francis Epler (1844-1934) and Emma Caroline Miller Epler (1843-1913). A. G. Joyce
#4) Wedding picture 28 Mar 1864 Emma Caroline Miller Epler (1843-1913), w/o John Francis Epler.
#5) George Miller (13 Jun 1794-24 Jul 1880) lived between Shamokin & Paxinos, s/o John Miller & Catherine Raber. George and wife are buried in Blue Cemetery. A. G. Joyce
#6) Maria Magdelina Startzel Miller (24 Jun 1804-17 Aug 1880) w/o George Miller. d/o George Startzel & Elizabeth Jacobi. A. G. Joyce
#7) Wedding Portraits, c. 1892 Harry Edwin Walker (1872-1944) and wife Grace Darling Epler (1873-1944) Harry & Grace lived on Queen St. in Northumberland, their house and store stood where St. John's Lutheran Parking Lot is now. Harry ran Walker's Hardware. A. G. Joyce
#8) Walker children c. 1906, children of Harry & Grace Walker. clockwise from top John Edwin Walker, Sr. (1897-1973), Leanora Nelson Walker Simons (1899-1986), Marjorie Claire Walker Johnston (1901-1963), and Nina Barker Walker Cornwell (1893-1974). All 4 of these children taught school in Northumberland at one time. A. G. Joyce
Photo #9)c. 1887 Grace Darling Epler & sister Rosa Lewis Epler, d's/o John & Emma Caroline Epler A. G. Joyce
Photo #10) c. 1919 l to r; Marjorie C. Walker, John E. Walker, Sr., Nina B. Walker Cornwell, and Leanora Nelson Walker.
A. G. Joyce
Photo #11) Leanora Nelson Walker c. 1913, 14 yrs. old A. G. Joyce
Photo #12) Voris Carl Walker Children, c. 1910. l to r standing, John Voris Walker (1892-before1977), Anna M. Walker VanKirk (1889-1977), Harry F. Walker (1893-1978). l to r seated, Emma Walker (1895-?), Fred Walker (1899-?), Bertha Walker VanKirk (1897-?) A. G. Joyce
Photo #13) Russia Miller Savidge, b. 16 Sep 1830 Paxinos, Northumberland, PA, m. 27 Apr 1858, d. 10 Aug 1859. d/o George & Mary (Startzel) Miller. 1st wife of Dr. Aaron R. Savidge. A. G. Joyce
Photo #14) 4 generations. l to r, Grace Darling Epler Walker (1873-1944), John Francis Epler (1844-1934), Eugene Willard Kline Cornwell, Jr. (1918-1987), and Nina Barker Walker Cornwell (1894-1966). Picture taken on the front porch of the Epler Homestead, Old Danville Rd. Point Township, Northumberland Co., PA, c. 1919. A. G. Joyce
Riverview Cemetery Stones #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, A. G. Joyce
William F. Cronin lived Sherman and Tioga in Springfield
Sarah Brennan Cronin
Sarah (Brennan) Cronin who was a schoolteacher (we think in Mount Carmel) before she married William
John Cronin and his wife, Jane "Jennie" (Gillespie) Cronin. email@example.com
I came across six photographs of unidentified individuals taken by studios in Shamokin. From the clothing, the pictures
appear to have been taken about 1900-1910. firstname.lastname@example.org
This photo was taken at Krigbaum Studios in Shamokin. The frame indicates that Krigbaum was located
"opposite the P&R depot."
This one was taken by T.H. Lippiatt in Shamokin.
This one is attributed to M. Thomas Studios in Shamokin.
Also from M. Thomas studios.
Another from T.H. Lippiatt.
This is a photo of the Halkowicz girls in Sunbury, PA. Olga Halkowicz married Clarence Gass and lived just outside of Sunbury. Pictured from left to right: Unknown, Anna Halkowicz Curilla, Olga Halkowicz Gass, Catherine Halkowicz Viglietta. The children are: Joseph Curilla Jr, and Shirley Gass Dagle. This picture was taken about 1932. email@example.com
The next one is a photo of Catherine Halkowicz's wedding in 1937. She married Joseph Viglietta of Locust Gap. She died in labor with her baby in 1939. firstname.lastname@example.org
This photo is of Johanna Halkowicz (born about 1917)on top of the Newberry Bldg in Shamokin during WWII She is the daughter of Nikolaj and Parascevia Halkowicz. email@example.com
This photo is two photos together of sisters, Anna and Olga (Ella) Halkowicz having fun with their friends in their swimsuits circa 1928. firstname.lastname@example.org
This photo is Anna Halkowicz and friend, Elsie Halkowicz both of Atlas. This photo was taken also around 1928. email@example.com
Victoria Halkowicz (Spencer) taken in Atlas, circa 1913. She was the daughter of Nikolaj and Parascevia Halkowicz. firstname.lastname@example.org
The next two are both of Victoria Halkowicz as a teenager in the late 1920s---she was quite the fashionplate! email@example.com
Charles B. Bostian photos 1 and 2. If you can identify either of the ladies with Charles Bostian, please contact Jeanie Stout firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a photo of my great aunt Adeline Procopio and Giuseppe Altomare at their wedding May 29, 1929. Bottom row from
left to right: ?, bride Adeline Procopio, ?, Michelena Altomare, the thin woman is a Scchicitano , ?.
Back row, Giuseppe Altomare, Adeline's brother??, and the guy on the end is Louie ALtomare.Suzanne Cesari
Wedding of Louie Altomare, son of Giuseppe and Maria Teresa Altomare and Anna Stellar, daughter of Luigi Stellar and Giovanna Naimo of Kulpmont circa 1937 From left to right: ?, Elena Altomare, Louie Altomare, Anna Stellar, one of Anna's sisters, Suzanne Cesari
Hi, Here are a couple of photos of my family who once lived in Shamokin, Pa. The first [older man] is my Great Grandfather
William K. Schroyer born 1856 in Pa. he married Elizabeth Yoder, both are buried Amsbry Union Cemetery Cambria Co. PA. The second photo is my Grandfather who was born in Shamokin, Pa. in 1875, he moved his wife Annie Pugh Schroyer and their children to Muskingum co. Ohio, Zanesville in 1923. He died there in 1936. If anyone has informaton about a John Schroyer and his wife Anna [Coucher] or Goucher born about 1832/35 in Pa. i'd sure appreciate your help. Joan Blanton email@example.com