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Biography of John D. M. Conrad

John D. M. Conrad. Among the most interesting men of Salina are those who can justly be named pioneers of this fair city. They have a wealth of experience that no later comers can claim, and it is because of their courage and enterprise that such rich and rapid development had taken place. In John D. M. Conrad, who is the only survivor of a once very important body, the first city council of Salina, is found not only a pioneer of this section but also a veteran of honorable record of the great Civil war. John D. M. Conrad was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, April 16, 1838. His parents were George J. and Rosanna (Miller) Conrad, the former of whom was born in Maryland and the latter in Bedford County. Until he was about twelve years of age the boy attended the district schools. Then he started to learn the shoemaker’s trade in Pittsburgh and continued working at the same until 1855, when he came west and located at Shelbyville, Illinois. There, on May 25, 1861, he enlisted for service in the Civil war, entering Company B, Fourteenth Volunteer Infantry, the regiment being commanded by Col. John M. Palmer. During his service of three years he took part in many important battles, including Shiloh, Corinth, Hatchie River, Vicksburg, Jackson and others. He was honorably discharged May 25, 1864, while in the convalescent hospital at Jefferson Barracks. He had been very fortunate in escaping both wounds and imprisonment. After his military life was over Mr. Conrad located at Jacksonville, Illinois, where he followed carpenter work. In 1869 he...

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Census

1790 Bedford County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1790 Bedford County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Surname Index Bedford County, File 1 of 2 Bedford County, File 2 of 2 Hosted at Census Guide 1790 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Bedford County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1800 Bedford County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Surname Index A-L Surname Index M-Z Borough of Bedford, Dublin & Air Twps. Bethel and Belfast Twps. Providence & Colerain Twps. Cumberland Valley and Londonderry Twps. Hopewell and Woodberry Twps. Bedford and St. Clair Twps. Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Bedford County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1810 Bedford County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Surname Index A-L Surname Index M-Z Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Air Township Bedford Town Bedford Township Belfast Township Bethel Township Colerain Township Cumberland Valley Township Dublin Township Greenfield Township Hopewell Township Londonderry Township Providence Township Southampton Township Woodberry Township Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Bedford County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Bedford County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Surname Index A-K Surname Index L-Z Bedford Boro and Bedford Township Colerain Township Cumberland Township Londonderry Township Napier...

Bedford County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Bedford County PAGenWeb Project Bedford County Cemetery List Cemeteries hosted at Bedford County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Barley Cemetery: South Of Bakers Summit Bedford Presbyterian Churchyard Burial Records Calhoun Cemetery, West Providence Twp. Calhoun Cemetery, West Providence Twp. Crum Cemetery: New Paris Fletcher Cemetery: Monroe Twp Hetrick Cemetery: South Woodbury Twp. Hinish Cemetery: Hopewell Twp. Partial James O’neal Cemetery, West Providence Twp. Mt. Union Cemetery: Spruce Hollow Unnamed Cemetery, Hopewell Township Yellow Creek [Steele] Cemetery, Hopewell Township Cemetery Photos Hosted at Bedford County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Dibert Cemetery Dicken Cemetery Fishertown Community Bible Church Cemetery Fishertown Stone Church Cemetery Imler Valley Cemetery Lybarger Lutheran Cemetery Miscellaneous Tombstone Photos New Enterprise Cemetery Schellsburg Union Cemetery St. Paul’s Reformed Cemetery Yellow Creek [Steele] Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Bedford County Pennsylvania Ancestor Connection Cemetery Location by Township Cemeteries Hosted at Pennsylvania Gravestones Historic Memorial Park Cemetery Potter Creek Cemetery Saint Pauls Reformed Church Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Bedford County Pennsylvania Political Graveyard Cemeteries Hosted at Interment Hershberger Cemetery Pleasantville Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Pennsylvania Find a Grave Albright Cemetery Anderson Cemetery Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery Bald Hill Cemetery Barley Lutheran Church Cemetery Bayer Cemetery (Loysburg) Beans Cove Methodist Church Cemetery Bechtel Farm Cemetery Bedford Cemetery Bedford County Home (Alms House) Cemetery Bedford County Memorial Park Bedford Forge Cemetery Bennett Cemetery Bethel Church Cemetery Bethel Frame Church Cemetery Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery Bethel Methodist Church Episcopal Cemetery Boor Family Cemetery Bortz Lutheran Church Cemetery...

Biography of Deacon John A. Boyer

A man remembered only by the older generation of Rock Island County’s citizens was Deacon John A Boyer, deceased. He was born at Bedford, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1809. During a portion of his boyhood his parents lived at Paris, Kentucky, and later removed to Indiana. In 1837 he came to this county and settled in what was then the town of Stephenson. In 1838 Mr. Boyer was united in marriage to Mrs. Zeruiah Phillips, whose maiden name was Zeruiah Robbins. The following year Mr. and Mrs. Boyer moved to the farm at the south end of what is now Thirtieth Street, which was their home at the time of Mrs. Boyer’s death, which occurred March 16, 1886, closing a long and happy married life of forty-eight years. No children blessed this marriage, but after some years of married life they took Thomas Campbell into the family and reared him to manhood. He and his family were beneficiaries from the estates. Mr. Campbell lived forty years of Mr. Boyer’s life with him and was as son to the family in every sense of the word. In religious faith Mr. Boyer and his devoted wife were Baptists, and their fidelity to the cause of their church and zeal in the cause of religion are demonstrated by the following minutes taken from the records of the Baptist Church of this city, under date of March 20, 1843: “Church called a session which lasted several days. Brethren from this church and our sister church in Davenport sat as a church and received the following persons-.” (Then follows the names of three received by...

Biography of Frank McClellan

Frank McClellan. After many years employed as an educator in Kansas, Frank McClellan turned his attention to business affairs at Coffeyville, and now has one of the leading offices there for insurance and loans. His birthplace was Bedford, Pennsylvania, where he was born January 21, 1860. His grandfather, Abraham McClellan, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1798, came to the United States when a young man, becoming a farmer and stock raiser in Pennsylvania. He died at Rainsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1883. On account of his service in the state militia he was familiarly known as Captain McClellan. Captain McClellan married Elizabeth Morgan, who was born near Everett, Pennsylvania, in 1801, and died near Rainsburg in 1884. William D. McClellan, father of Frank, was born at Bedford, Pennsylvania, in 1834, was reared and married there, and spent all his active career as a farmer and stock raiser. For a long time he specialized in Shorthorn cattle. In 1875 he moved to Alaska, West Virginia, and died there in 1877. He was a democrat in politics. William D. McClellan married Sarah A. Kerr, who was born at Everett, Pennsylvania, in 1842, and died at Kansas City, Kansas, February 3, 1915. She too was of Revolutionary stock. William D. McClellan and wife had the following children: Frank; William E., who was a music dealer and died in 1887 at Butler, Missouri; James B., whose whereabouts have been unknown to his family for the past fifteen years; Olarence P., a foreman of bridge construction living at Nevada, Missouri; and Robert K., a farmer near Bonner Springs, Kansas. Frank McClellan was educated in the...

Biography of Col. James Taylor

COL. JAMES TAYLOR. – The immigration of 1845 was large, and furnished many of the leading men of the Northwest, among that number being Colonel James Taylor of Astoria, Oregon. Although now past eighty years of age, he is still one of the active citizens of a city which boasts of many men of energy. He is one of the fathers of the place, not only in point of time, but as owner of considerable property in the city and adjacent country, embracing the heights west of the city, which will one day be occupied with handsome residences, as they command a magnificent view of the estuary of the Columbia river, and Young’s Bay, and its beautiful rivers, also of the imperial Saddle Mountain or Swallatache, and a wide view of the main ocean beyond the Clatsop Plains. The Colonel is of Scotch and Irish descent, and was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, in 1809. When thirteen years of age his father moved west to Mansfield, Ohio, and bought a farm near by, where he spent his boyhood. The winter of 1830-31 found him teaching a six-months’ school in the neighborhood. The following summer he joined an older brother who had preceded him to Fort Findlay, now the city of Findlay, Ohio, then a wilderness, including the great black swamp of the Maumee country, and inhabited by several tribes of Indians, including the Wyandottes, Ottawas and others, who lived by hunting, and whose peltries were the principal trade then in that new country. He and his brother were largely engaged in trade with the natives until they were moved...

Biography of Joseph C Foster

Joseph C. Foster, carrying on general farming interests for many years in East River township but now leaving the arduous labor of the farm to others, although he still gives to it his general supervision, was born in Madison county, Ohio, December 23, 1826. He is a son of Joshua and Sarah (Silver) Foster, both of whom were natives of Bedford county, Pennsylvania. The father was born there May 17, 1794, and when six years of age accompanied his parents to Ross county, Ohio, where he lived until eighteen years of age. A removal was then made to Madison county, Ohio, and with the exception of six years spent in Indiana, he continued in Madison county until 1848. At that time he removed to Knox county, Illinois, where he lived for two years, after which he spent five years in Fulton county, whence he returned to Knox county, where he made his home for twenty-seven years prior to his demise. He engaged in general farming and stock-raising, purchasing stock which he drove over the mountains from the west. He was married when twenty-two years of age to Miss Sarah Silver, of Bedford county, Pennsylvania, and unto them were born thirteen children, all of whom were living at one time, while eight of the number were living at the time of the father’s death. His wife passed away March 9, 1879, and their graves were made side by side in the Uniontown cemetery of Knox county, Illinois. In early life Mr. Foster joined the Methodist Episcopal church and ever afterward lived a consistent Christian life. He always looked on the...
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