Title: History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens Author: Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821
Pg. a448 JOSIAH BRINKER KISTLER, farmer, post office New Texas, was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., Dec. 31, 1827, a son of SAMUEL and KATHERINE (FINK) KISTLER.SAMUEL was a farmer in Westmoreland County, and died in 1883, aged 85 years, a member of the R. P. Church; his wife died in 1855, aged 52 years; both were natives of Pennsylvania.JOSIAH was educated in the common schools, and at the age of 21 began farming in this county.In 1865 he bought the place where he now resides, containing 91 acres.Deciding to make this his future home, he erected a fine dwelling at the cost of $5,000, and made other improvements to correspond.He married, in 1855, MARGARET JANE ELLIOTT, a native of Plum Township, born Sept. 5, 1828, a daughter of ROBERT and MARGARET (FRYER) ELLIOTT, of Plum Township.Six children, three of whom are living, were born to MR. and MRS. KISTLER; ANNA MARIA (MRS. REED STEWART), FLORENCE IDA (deceased wife of GEORGE REITER), JOHN CLINTON (a United Presbyterian clergyman at Buena Vista, Pa., married to MAGGIE ALTER, of Plum Township), MAGGIE ELLIOTT (MRS. JAMES CLEMENTS, of Plum Township), LIZZIE LUELLA (died Sept. 28, 1887 aged 20 years), ALICE MAY (died aged 13 days).The family are connected with the Unity U. P. Church.