Ira A. Sechrist b.Dec 23, 1845 and died Oct 29, 1891 was from York, PA. He married Barbara Caslow (also had surnames of Hess and Gabeling) He raised all of his children there. They all stayed in the area. He and Barbara died early, leaving the children to be taken in by friends and family. For the life of me I cannot find out his ancestry. He spelled his name on the 1880 Census of York, PA as Seachrist. I have posted this before here on Gen Forum. His children were: Henry Edward Jacob Alfred Emma Elizabeth George Washington Daniel Webster Charles Augustus (my grandfather) Wiliam Winfield Bertha Annie If any of these names sound familiar, please reply. Bob Secrist has helped me a great deal. He has researched the Sechrists for many years.