I am researching my Grandparents and their families that were residing in Cambria And Blair Counties in Pennsylvania. My Grandfather was Gilbert Hollis and my Grandmother was Bessie Matilda Beers, who lived in Fallentimber, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
Gilbert's Father was David Hollis, son of William Hollis and Susan Catherine Boring, Susan Catherine was born in Franklin Twp. in Huntingdon Co., PA. Her parents, Isiah Boring andMary Eve Hartlein came from Baltimore Co., Maryland.Gilbert Hollis's Mother was, Anne Elizabeth Kessler, daughter of Matthias Kessler and Nancy Coleman, who came from Blair County, Pennsylvania and settled in CambriaCounty, Pennsylvania
Bessie's Beers's parents were Samuel H. Beers and Sara Elizabeth Troxell, daughter of Alexander Troxell and Matilda Jane Gates.
All these families were residing inReade and White Twps. in Cambria Co. Pennsylvania, in the 1800 and 1900's.
I have put most of what I have found in the following Book, and , also seperate Descendent reports on my main familes.
In researching, I have come upon numerous other families intermarried with my ancestors.....Among them the folowing families:Apple, Baker, Beck, Berringer, Bowman, Brubaker, Esch,
Frye, Glasgow, Harpster, Hollen, Keith, Kuhn, Nagle, Shomo,Thomas, to name a few.
My direct Line are the names with the asterisk*
- Gilbert Hollis and Bessie Matilda Beers (289 KB)
Photograph of Gilbert Hollis, (My Grandfather), and his Family Ca. 1915. His wife Bessie Matilda Beers and three children, Harold Hollis, Helen Hollis, (My Mother), and the baby, Wilma Hollis
- 4 Generations of Troxell Men (58 KB)
Seated on the left is Alexander Troxell, my GGr-Grandfather of Cambria Co., PA. Seated on the right is his son Charles Edward Troxell, in between them is Charles Howard Troxell, the eldest son of Ralph troxell standing in the back.The photo is from John Matthew
- The Alexander Troxell Family (33 KB)
Seated is Alexander Troxell and Matilda Gates, between them, Clarance, behind him Nancy. L to R, Emma, Calvin, Sarah(My GGrandmother), Charles Edward, Rebecca, Benjamin, Carolina(Mina), Mae, Chiristopher J., Mary Margaret.Photo from Steve E. Wilkinson
- Sarah Elizabeth (Troxell) Beers (12 KB)
My Gr-Grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Troxell married to Samuel H. Beers, and Mother of Bessie Beers Hollis. Picture ca. 1937
- The Troxell Siblings (591 KB)
The Children of Alexander Troxell and Matilda Jane Gates
- Trachsel (Troxell)Crest (44 KB)
The crest of the Troxell Family