Location: Armstrong County PA

Biography of David Heckman

David Heckman. Of the men whose ability, industry and forethought have added to the character, wealth and good government of Liberty, none are better known than David Heckman. Mr. Heckman is a business man, not only by training and long experience, but by preference and natural talent, and all these qualities have been combined to form a force through which he has worked his way to success. He first came to this community in 1870, but it was not until 1877 that he located permanently in Liberty, and since that time his fortunes have been linked indissolubly with those of the growing community which he has watched grow and develop with the eye of a proprietor. Mr. Heckman was born on his father’s farm near Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, January 17, 1847, being a son of Abraham and Esther (Klingensmith) Heckman, a grandson of Philip Heckman, a pioneer Pennsylvania farmer who died in Armstrong County before his birth, and a member of a family which originated in Germany and transferred its abiding place to America many years ago. Abraham Heckman was born in 1812, in Armstrong County, and there his entire life was passed in the vocations of farming and stockraising. He was a man of sound intelligence and force of character, and his abilities were recognized by his fellow-citizens on a number of occasions when they elected him...

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Biography of John Calvin Christy

John Calvin Christy, one of the leading members of the San Bernardino Bar, and Court Commissioner of the County, was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, January 1, 1839. He was educated in his native State, attending college from 1855 to 1859. Coming west to Illinois, in 1859, he located in the southern part of the State, known as Egypt, read law during 1859-’60th and in the spring of 1861 was admitted to the bar. He soon afterward entered the army as a member of Company B, Eighteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served nearly four years, two years of the time as a scout and sharpshooter. He participated in eleven hard-fought battles. Then, being mustered out of service, he returned to Pennsylvania, and commenced the practice of law, having been married December 13, 1864, to Miss Patterson, whose childhood’s home was just eighty rodsĀ from his own, and who had been his playmate and associate from infancy. His health being somewhat impaired, Mr. Christy moved to Washington, Iowa, and a few months later to Wooster, Ohio, and practiced his profession about two years in that place, then removed to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he entered into a law partnership with Hon. James A. Caldwell, an eminent lawyer and a distinguished figure in the history of that State. In October 1886, Mr. Christy came to California, and settled in San Bernardino. A few...

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Armstrong 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 Armstrong County PAGenWeb Project Binkerd Cemetery Gaston Cemetery Hiles-Snow Cemetery Isaac B. Steel Cemetery Kaylor Baptist Cemetery Knox Cemetery Peters Cemetery Robinson Cemetery Rumbaugh Cemetery St. Patrick Cemetery Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery Seybert Cemetery Shakely Cemetery Steel-Gutherie Cemetery Vandergrift Cemetery Walley Cemetery White-Shakley Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Armstrong County USGenWeb Archives Black Church Cemetery Blue Slate Cemetery: South Buffalo Twp Bowser Family Cemetery Cochran Cemetery Colwell Cemetery Cowan Cemetery Crooked Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Bethel Twp Elderton Cemetery Elderton U. P. Church Franklin Union Baptist Cemetery Green Cemetery Kepple Cemetery, Riverview, Parks Twp Limestone Church of God Cemetery Montgomeryville Baptist Cemetery Mount Zion Presbyterian Cemetery Myers Patton Cemetery Parker Presbyterian Cem, Parker Veterans – Riverview Cem, Apollo, PA Riverview Cem, Apollo, PA Smullin Cemetery, Mahoning Twp St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Highfield) Cemetery Stitts Run [aka Laurel Point] Cem – Parks Twp Some Small Cemeteries: Perry/Bradys Bend Twps The Wattersonville Cemetery, East Brady Cemeteries Hosted at Treasures of the Past Apollo Presbyterian Appleby Manor Memorial Cemetery Atwood Cemetery Brethern Cemetery Cochrans Mills United Methodist Church Cemetery Cravener-Fiscus-McDonald Cemetery Christ Rupp Lutheran Church Cemetery Dunkard Cemetery First Lutheran Evangelical Cemetery Heilman Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Houston Cemetery Mt. Zion Church Cemetery Mt....

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. William H. Park

Dr. Park is a son of John and Elizabeth (Waggoner) Park, and was born January 8th, 1825, at Milton, Pennsylvania. When he was about six years of age his parents moved to Tiffin, Ohio. He was educated at Tiffin and at the Wesleyan University, at Delaware, Ohio. In the spring of 1855 he graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. He was appointed resident physician at the alms house of the city of Baltimore, Md., but soon after returned to Tiffin, Ohio. In August, 1862, he was commissioned as surgeon of the 49th Ohio Regiment, Col. W. H. Gibson. He was mustered out at Victoria, Texas, in Nov. 1865. He was at the battle of Shiloh, Stone River, Liberty Gap and Chickanaauga. He was captured and taken to Atlanta, and afterwards confined at Libby Prison and at Andersonville. Afterward he was at the battle of Nashville and went with the army to San Antonio, Texas. In May, 1866, he came to Greene county, Missouri, and settled upon Leeper prairie, near Bois D’Arc, and was one of the first to settle upon that celebrated prairie after the war. He followed his profession and at one time owned about seven hundred acres of land. He came to Springfield in September, 1881. He is now of the firm of T. E. Crank & Co., druggists, of North Springfield, and at Golden City....

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