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An Interesting Evening In Gettysburg
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Anthony Aug 20, 2013.

An Interesting Day In Gettysburg
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Avery May 8, 2013.

 

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Avery, West, Collins, Ayers, Byrne, Burns, Ford, Wolford ,Wohlford, Snook, Kleckner, Kraemer, Koch, Bartels, Kleffman, Allen, Ferguson, Hardy, Colby
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
USA, Pennsylvania
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
Wohlford Wolford and various spellings anytime and anywhere in the USA. Also the Avery families of Northern PA, especially Bradford County
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
So long ago I forget.

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The Wolford Connection - Correcting Some Errors

I knew this was bound to happen and I have to correct some errors. The first concerns the three Catherine Kremers or Kraemer. Philip Wolford was married to Catherine Kraemer and they lived in West Manheim Twp., York Co PA. Some of their children went to Centre Co. PA.  Her name is correct. I mentioned that their son John was married to a Catherine Kremer. That is not correct. He was married to Catherine FUHRMAN of York Co PA. Her dates are however correct. Their son John was married to…

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Posted on July 3, 2012 at 5:54pm — 1 Comment

The Wolford Connection - Philip Wohlford's will ( Clinton Co PA )

The following is from the will of Philip Wohlford, son of the previous  Philip who moved over the mountain to Sugar Valley in Clinton Co PA where he lived outside Loganton. He and his wife are buried in the cemetery behind what had been the Lutheran Church. Loganton suffered a disastrous fire in 1917 and half of the town was destroyed including the original Lutheran Church. A bank occupies that spot today. The Lutheran Church rebuilt caty cornered across the intersection from the original…

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Posted on July 1, 2012 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

The Wolford Connection - Philip Wohlford's Will (Centre Co PA)

Like John Wohlford or Wohlfart's will this will is just simply a list of his children and where they lived. Philip's will is dated 28 Nov 1842. Some of his children moved west and those are identified by where they lived. Philip moved over the mountain to Sugar Valley.

List of Heirs:

Susan m. Frederick Friedly lived in Stephenson Co. IL

Jacob

Philip m. Sophia Snook and lived in the Loganton, Clinton Co. PA area commonly referred to as the Sugar…

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Posted on June 30, 2012 at 8:30am

The Wolford Connection - John Wohlfart Sr's Will (Centre Co PA)

This is the John Wolford who I posted about before Philip. Spelling should have been Wohlford or Wohlfart.

Any of you who followed the Jerry Sandusky trial last week, caught glimpses of the beautiful courthouse where the trial was held in Bellefont PA. That is the same courthouse where brothers John and Philip filed their wills. I believe the older wills are now in the hands of the historical society.

John's children began the migration of Wohlfords. Kleckners and Snooks from…

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Posted on June 30, 2012 at 7:07am — 1 Comment

The Wolford Connection - The Philip Wohlford Family of Centre Co PA

This is a brother of John Wolford or Wohlford I wrote about earlier today. Philip was born in 1774 in West Manheim Twp York Co PA. He migrated to Centre Co. PA settling in Miles Twp. near Rebersburg. He married Catherine in 1801 and died 28 Nov 1843 in Rebersburg. His wife Catherine died before 1843. Their children were:

Philip b. 4 April 1804 d. 20 Feb 1864 in Loganton Clinton Co PA  m. Sophia Snook

Jacob b. 25 July 1800

John b. 6 April 1808 wife's name…

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Posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:45pm

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At 7:58am on September 9, 2015, Rosemary Taylor said…

After chatting with you for years at different chat room, I miss you greatly.  Night Jim.

At 9:14pm on September 7, 2015, Heather said…

Jim was a fount of knowledge, I learnt so much about the American Civil War from him, and he will be missed.

For his family, this was written a while back but I feel it applies to Jim. 

 

At 6:56pm on September 7, 2015, Sarah Anthony said…

Jim, you gave so many people the courage to think and talk about the Spirit world, and to expand our awareness.  Bob & I will miss meeting you in Oct.  You have lived a full and interesting life.  Rest well my friend knowing you will never be forgotten.  

At 6:03pm on September 7, 2015, Kate Wagner said…

Dear Jim, now you will be one of those we are hunting down. Rest peacefully with Spirit.

At 6:03pm on September 7, 2015, Christine M. Worthington said…

Your generous and friendly spirit will be greatly missed.

At 6:01pm on September 7, 2015, Mary Beth said…

Very sad to hear of Jim's passing.  Such a very friendly, nice person.  Now you'll be able to meet all your ancestors.

At 4:13pm on September 7, 2015, Melinda said…

So long, Jim.  It was wonderful doing research with you.  We will all miss you.  

At 4:11pm on September 7, 2015, Andrew Kolstee said…

You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, my friend. :(

At 1:03pm on September 7, 2015, Caren said…

RIP Jim. Now you are reunited with Mollie, Stormy, and have all the answers you have been seeking! You'll be missed by all!! :(

At 6:00pm on October 25, 2014, Catherine Murphy Gingras said…

Hi Jim,

So far I haven't made any Byrne connections to New York, but your James Byrne is offered as an Ancestry.com hint for me all the time.  My James Byrne (my great-uncle) was born in Newtownbarry/Bunclody, Wexford, Ireland ~1876. My research indicates that he emigrated to America in 1893, and I know he lived in Denver (with his sister/my grandmother Sarah Byrne Murphy) ~1898-1900.  Another relative has family letters from Ireland that refer to Jimmy dying in a horse accident ~1901.

 
 
 

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