Seeking genealogy for Berkheimers/Rhodes from Hollidaysburg, PA.
Paternal Grandmother is Viola E.(Berkheimer) 1st marriage to Leo D. Rhodes 2nd to Ray Walter(s). My father is James from the first marriage. My father has a brother Thomas and a half-sister Kate. Viola is daughter of Thomas Berkheimer and Alice Catherine Harpster- both buried in McGee cemetery, a small family cemetery one the hill over-looking Hollidaysburg. Viola had brothers Melvin, Thomas, Charles "Dook"(?), and Wayne.A brother Paul died young from a ruptured appendix.
Viola told me that her father's parents were Samuel Berkheimer and Mary McGee.She also told me that Alice Harpster's parents were Samuel Harpster and Inez Bartlett. She was not able to provide me with any dates, except forliving persons, but told me that somewhere in the family line we were part American Indian from around "Ore Hill".