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Index of Abstracts: Streich, Lewis,Hohnke, Kramp, Russell,Hartley I (Houtzdale Hartleys) , HartleyII (Gearhartville Hartleys), Dawson
STREICH or STRIKE/ Posen/ PA/1881.
Karl or August STRIKE (?- 1885), aka. STREICH, emigrated from Posen,Prussia (now, Poland) in early 1880's and settled in Peale, ClearfieldCo, Pennsylvania, USA. Mr. Streich died shortly thereafter in 1885; survivinghim were his wife, Henrietta, nee. HOHNKE (1841-1922), and three children:Otto (1877-1946), Julius (1880-?), and Martha (1883-1933). Family thenmigrated short distance to coal town of Houtzdale, PA. In 1888, Henriettaremarried Karl Michael WAGNER (Wegner), from Danzig (Gdansk), a free cityon eastern edge of Pomerania. This was third marriage for Wagner who had3 or 4 children from previous marriage. Henrietta's biological children:Otto Strike married Emily RUSSELL (1880-1918); Martha Streich married RobertKRAMP (1873-1963); and Julius Strike was last seen in 1904 at Houtzdalebefore he skipped town. However, it appears he married and then abandoneda wife, Leah LEWIS, and a daughter, Martha Strike. Martha Strike marrieda James SMITH in 1920 and both are buried in South Fork, Cambria Co, PA.Leah Lewis remarried a LININGER in 1920. Can we share genealogy? Pleasee-mail me. Return to Index
STRIKE, LEWIS, LININGER, SMITH/Decatur and Morris Twp's/ 1890-1920.
Leah LEWIS (1885-?) of Decatur Twp, daughter of Job and Ellanor, marriedJulius STRIKE (1880-?) in 1903. They had a dtr, Martha Strike, b. 1904at Chester Hill, Clearfield Co; d. 1987 and buried in South Fork Cemetery,Cambria Co, PA. In 1920, Martha Strike married James SMITH (1894-1937),son of Archie and Catherine, of Ashcroft (1900) and Gearheart (1920) Precincts.Also in 1920, Martha's mother, Leah Strike, nee. Leah Lewis, re-marrieda Lininger (first name unknown). Need information on ultimate fate of Leahand her second husband, Mr. Lininger. Return to Index
HOHNKE/ Posen/ 1841-1880
Henrietta HOHNKE (1841-1921), dtr of Frederick and Augusta (1814-1907),emigrated from Province Posen, Prussia (Poland today) and settled in Coopertownship, Clearfield Co, PA, in early 1880's. According to certificateof Henrietta's second marriage, her first husband, Karl or August STRIKE(or preferably, STREICH), died in 1885, shortly after their immigration.Nothing else is known of Karl Streich including his place of interment.The Streich family may have been from Gnesen (Pol.=Gniezno). HenriettaHohnke and Karl Streich had three children: Otto and Julius, bothborn in Pr. Posen, Prussia, and Martha, born in PA. Regarding the Hohnkefamily, Henrietta had two siblings: Julius and Wilhelmina. Her brother,Julius Hohnke (1840-1908), married Matilda SUNBURG (may have been 2nd marriage),and they had at least 6 children, one of whom changed the spelling of surname.He was Lewis HOHNKA of Philipsburg, PA. Juilius' oldest daughter, BerthaHohnke, married Geoarge HAAS. Henrietta's sister, Wilhelmina "Minnie" Hohnke(1848-1937), married Friedrich SROCK or SCHROCK (1845-1917) of ClearfieldCo, PA. They had 3 children surviving to adulthood: Wilhelm, Martha andElla Schrock.
Need genealogical data ondescendents of Henrietta Hohnke's siblings, as well as any data regardingancestral Hohnke family in Posen. Return toIndex
KRAMP/ Stolpe,Pomerania (Ger= Pommern)/PA/ 1843
John KRAMP (1843-1907) and Johanna MARSH (1845-1891) emigrated fromStolpe, Hinterpommern (eastern Pomerania), after 1880. They settled inRamey and Houtzdale in Clearfield Co., PA. They had eight children: Marie(m. BERNDT), Frank, Robert, Bertha (chr. in Beckel, Hinterpommern), Charles,Paul, William and Hermann (Harry). First 6 were born in Stolp; last two,in PA. All but Paul, grew up, lived, and eventually died in PA. Pauldied near Detroit, MI, where he owned a grocery store in Mount Clemens.Third child, Robert William Kramp, married Martha STREICH (or STRIKE) in1902. Spousal surnames for Frank, Charles, William, and Harry Kramp wererespectively: REHBEIN, SECHINGER, HARRIS, and ALLAYAUD- all marriages occuringin Clearfield Co, PA. I need information regarding collateral family- siblings,parents- of my earliest known ancestors, John Kramp and Johanna Marsh. Return to Index
RUSSELL, Lanarkshire, SCT, Durham,ENG, Houtzdale, PA. 1847-1930.
My great grandfather, Thomas W. RUSSELL (1847-1928), b. Holytown, Bothwellparish, Larnarkshire, Scotland, and son of Thomas Russell, the elder, (1824-1880)and Jane McNELLEY, had 10 siblings: William (abt 1845-?), Robert (1849-1940),Mary, 1851-? (m. CLEMENT), Jane, Janet, John (1860-1914), Sarah Rebecca(1864-1892) (m. DAWSON), Alma Emma (m. FORSYTH), David, and James Frederick.The family moved from Holytown and settled in Wingate, Durham Co, England,1850-1881; and from there, some family members and their familes emigratedto Houtzdale, Clearfield Co, PA. T.W. Russell married Ellen HARTLEY, dtrof William. David Russell may have been personal secretary to presidentof The Berwind and White Coal Co. James Frederick Russell, who marriedMary Ellen HUGHES, and Alma Emma (Russell) FORSYTH moved to Syracuse, NY,in abt 1910. Return to Index
Hartley Family I/ Durham Co,Eng/Houtzdale, PA/ 1823-1906
This Hartley family is the progenitor of my great grandmother. WilliamHARTLEY, the elder, (1823-ca 1900) b. Summerhouse, Durham Co, England,probably married twice. In the 1861 England census he was a widow with4 children. In 1881, William and his wife, Ann, were enumerated with oneson, Thomas. I believe William Hartley fathered 5 children: Ellen(1845- ca.1892), Mary Ann, (1847-1938), Robert (1850-1948), Thomas (1853-aft 1920) and John (b. 1856). Ellen m. Thomas W. RUSSELL (1847-1928); MaryAnn m. William Thomas HESELTINE (HAZELTINE, HESALTINE), (1842-1906); Robertm. Alice THOBURER, and Thomas m. 1st to unknown and m. 2nd to Emma FELLOWS,nee. DAINTY. Emma had a child, William A. Fellows, by her first husband.The families immigrated to Clearfield Co, PA, in 1880's, and lived in Houtzdaleor Morristown. Some family members moved to Barnesboro after 1900. Return to Index
Hartley Family II/ DurhamCo, Eng/ Gearhartville Precinct, Decatur Twp, PA/ 1832-1910.
I believe this Hartley family is related to Hartley Family I above.John W. Hartley, b. Summerhouse, Durham Co, Eng (1832-1903) and his wife,Ann Wilson (1835-1906), had 7 children: Mary Ann (m. Joseph Stockley) WilliamEdward (1859-1902), Thomas H. (1864- ?), Sarah J. (1865-?), John (1872-bef1950), Elizabeth (1869-?), and Robert Wilson (1871-1922). The progenitorsare supposedly bur at Philipsburg cemetery according to records at CentreCounty Annex, but I have not seen the tombstone. However, I have photographedthe tombstone for Robert W(ilson) Hartley and Edith (FRAGGATT) at Philipsburg.In 1900 US census, William Hartley and his married sons, John and Robert,were all living in Gearhartville Precinct, Decatur Twp. Return to Index
Dawson/ Durham Co, Eng/ PA/ 1860
Thomas DAWSON (1860-1945), son of John Dawson and Elizabeth Smith,was born in Sacriston, Durham Co, England. He married 1st to Sarah RebeccaRUSSELL (1864-1892) and had 6 children. He married 2nd to Hannah MATHA(1863-1932) who had 3 daughters from her previous marriage to Samuel GILROY(?-1895). Thomas and Hannah then had 4 more children. Thomas, Hannah, andtheir combined families immigrated 1905 to Barnesboro, Cambria Co, PA.Thomas' mentioned 12 children in 1945 probate of will. Two children, JohnR, and Emma Dawson (who m. Thomas WATSON) moved to Galt (Guelph), Ontario,Canada, somtime after 1912 and were living there in 1945. At least twochildren, Elizabeth Jane and Thomas Russell Dawsonr, remained or returnedto England to live out their lives. Need information on the Dawson childrenwho migrated from PA to Canada or who remained in England. Return to Index
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