Location: Huntingdon County PA

Biography of David Henry Edelblute

Among the old established families still numerously and worthily represented in Riley County, is that of Edelblute. Almost sixty years have passed since its founder selected a tract of virgin land in the valley of Wild Cat Creek, built his cabin there, reared his family and passed the rest of an industrious and contented life. The owner of the old Edelblute homestead is David Henry Edelblute, a highly respected citizen of this county and at present a resident of the Village of Keats. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now David Henry Edelblute was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, August 4, 1843. His parents were David and Lydia (Conrad) Edelblute, both natives of Pennsylvania, the father born in Huntingdon County October 11, 1803, and the mother born September 10, 1809. Their marriage took place February 3, 1825, and the following children were born to them: William H., Nancy Jane, Eleanora, Nathan G., Samuel R., David Henry, Catherine, Rebecca, Mary Elizabeth and John George. In 1857 the family...

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Biography of William H. Edelblute

William H. Edelblute. In recalling the worthy pioneers of Kansas, in order to do them due justice and honor, none more deserving of mention in Riley County could be found than the late William H. Edelblute. For many years he was a prominent farmer in Wild Cat Township, a useful and influential citizen, and a veteran of the great Civil war. He was born September 15, 1829, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, and died at his farm residence in Riley County, Kansas, May 28, 1908, in his seventy-ninth year. He was a son of David and Lydia (Conrad) Edelblute. In tracing genealogy of the Edelblute family, the fact is disclosed that it is of German origin and the name signifies “noble blood.” There is a tradition that many, many years ago, a prince of Germany espoused a peasant maid and thereby lost his rank and estates. Probably before the Revolutionary war the first of this name came to the American colonies and it is found early in the State of Pennsylvania. In that state, David Edelblute, the father of the late William H. Edelblute, was born October 11, 1803, and died in Riley County, Kansas, January 19, 1879. He came to Kansas in 1857 and settled in Riley County in the vicinity of the present Village of Keats. In his native state he had been a charcoal-burner but after coming...

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Biographical Sketch of Walter D. Meals

Meals, Walter D.; judge; born, Mill Creek, Pa., Jan. 4, 1872; educated in the public schools of Harrisburg and Lewiston, Pa.; Juniata College, Huntington, Pa.; graduated from Keystone State Normal School, 1888; taught school in Minnesota two years; graduated, Law Dept., University of Michigan, 1892, degree of LL. B.; admitted to the bar, and began practice in Lewistown, Pa.; came to Cleveland in March, 1894, and has practiced here since that time; member Iris Lodge, Masons, Criterion Lodge, K. of P., and B. P. O. E., No. 18; chairman Cuyahoga County Republican Executive Committee, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, judge Court of Appeals since...

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Biography of John Duffy Robertson

John Duffy Robertson. Of the men who have attained commercial prominence, based upon character as well as ability, and made their influence felt not only in one locality but throughout the State of Kansas, there is every reason to give permanent record to the career of the late John Duffy Robertson. Mr. Robertson was one of the pioneer merchants of Jewell. He helped found and build up that town. In a few years his success was more than local as he possessed the rare faculty of being able to handle many diverse interests, and these interests became rapidly extended until his reputation as a banker and financier was more than state wide. While he was an officer in many banks, perhaps he was best known, especially in the latter years of his life, as president of the Interstate National Bank of Kansas City, Kansas–now in Missouri in the Live Stock Exchange Building. John D. Robertson was reared in a home of substantial comforts and with every encouragement to make the best of his ability, yet he may be said to have begun life at the very bottom of the ladder. He made a steady and sturdy climb to success. He was born on a farm near Mount Union, Pennsylvania, September 25, 1846. He was the youngest of five children born to John and Mary Ann (Parks) Robertson and survived...

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Biography of S. G. Isett, Col.

Col. S. G. Isett. In the history of the oil industry in Kansas there is no better known figure than Col. S. G. Isett, the man who made Chanute famous. He had been connected with the production and handling of oil since 1902, and had been identified with some of the most famous wells the country had known. Colonel Iselt had had an interesting and spectacular career, featured by incidents and experiences any one of which would have satisfied the ordinary individual’s desire for adventure; but while he bears bodily scars as mementos of the thrilling times through which he had passed, his mental capacity remains unimpaired, and today, with faculties sharpened and fully developed, he maintains his position as a leading business man of Chanute, in the midst of the stern competition of the younger generation growing up about him. Colonel Isett is descended from Green ancestors who operated as merchants on the high seas, and who drifted into England, France and Germany, from which last-named country they came to America prior to the Revolution, first settling in Connecticut, later going to Virginia, then to Pennsylvania. In the Old Dominion State, in 1814, was born James K. Isett, the father of the Colonel. He was reared in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, from whence he went to Huntingdon County, in the same state, and was there married. As a successful...

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Biography of Alexander Caldwell

Alexander Caldwell. Among the notable men in the history of Kansas, few are more deserving of perpetuation in its annals than is Alexander Caldwell. From the time when he came to Leavenworth, in the spring of 1861, until his recent retirement from the cares of active life, he was identified with events and movements that made Kansas history in numerous and diversified directions. A pioneer in the work of transporting military supplies to the army posts west of the Missouri River, with the coming of the railroads he turned his attention to railroad construction and management; as a manufacturer he became one of the prominent figures in Fort Leavenworth’s industrial life; as a financier he was the directing head of what became one of the leading financial institutions of the state; and in public life he held positions of high honor and trust. He was the father of the Soldiers’ Home at Leavenworth, and was also instrumental in the securing of an appropriation for the establishment of the United States Military Prison (now the Federal Penitentiary) at this point. His entire career had been one which had reflected honor and credit upon his splendid abilities, his absolute integrity and his devotion to high ideals of citizenship. Alexander Caldwell comes of notable ancestry. Born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, March 1, 1830, he is a son of James Caldwell and a...

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Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Census Records

1790 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1790 Index 1 of 2 1790 Index 2 of 2 Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Index Pages 110-133 Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives 1790 Census Images Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Sheet 111 Sheet 130 Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Hopewell Township Woodberry Township Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Census Index, 1 of 4 Census Index, 2 of 4 Census Index, 3 of 4 Census Index, 4 of 4 Hosted at Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania PAGenWeb Project 1810 Census Index Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives 1810 Census Images Chilcotte Family Census Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Magary, Allegheny,Tyrone, Warriors Mark, Union, Dublin, Franklin Townships Franklin, Woodbury, Frank, Hollidaysburg, Shirley, Shirleysburg, Springfield Townshp Hopewell, Morris, Huntingdon, Barre, West, Township and Huntingdon Borough, Alexandria Town Barre, Petersburgh, West, Barre, Townships Woodberry Township Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for...

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Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon County Historical Society Cemetery Guide, Map to location Cemeteries hosted at Huntingdon County PAGenWeb Project Bare-Garver Cemetery Beck-Ale Cemetery Brown Cemetery Burket Cemetery Campbell Cemetery Chester Parks Farm Cemetery Cole’s Valley Cemetery Colraine Cemetery, aka Franklinville Conrads in Riverview Cemetery Donation Cemetery Ennisville United Methodist Cemetery Entriken Cemetery, Lincoln Township Ewing Burials Greenlee Cemetery Greenwood Furnace Cemetery Grove Cemetery Johannes Rumbarger Family Cemetery Marklesburg Reformed Cemetery McConnellstown Cemetery McAlevy Fort Hill Cemetery Mooresville Cemetery Paradise Furnace Cemetery Riverview Cemetery (partial) Rumberger Cemetery Rudy Cemetery, Barree Township Seven Stars Cemetery Sheridan Cemetery Spring Mount Church of the Brethren Cemetery St. Stephen’s Cemetery (partial) Taylor Cemetery Three Springs Cemetery Trough Creek Baptist Cemetery (partial) Valley View Cemetery White Church (Jacob’s Church) Cemetery Yocum Cemetery Cemetery Photos hosted at Huntingdon County Pennsylvania PAGenWeb Project Corbin Cemetery Tombstones Corbin Cemetery, Clay Township Douglas Cemetery Gilboa Cemetery, Shirley Township Goodman Cemetery, Mt. Union, Henderson Township McAlevys Fort United Presbyterian Church Cemetery McAlevy Fort White Church Presbyterian Cemetery Mark Cemetery, Juniata Township Marklesburg Stone Church Cemetery Marklesburg Union Cemetery Mateer Cemetery, Oneida Township McAlevys Fort White Church Cemetery Mt. Union Cemetery Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stone Creek Ridge Neff Cemetery Plummer Cemetery Smith Cemetery, Cass...

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Biography of William Ranck

WILLIAM RANCK. – This representative citizen of Clarke county was born at East Waterford, Pennsylvania, in 1829. At the age of five years his parents moved to Huntington county in the same state, one and one-half miles from Shade Gap postoffice, where he received the common-school education of that early time which consisted chiefly of the “three R’s.” At the age of seventeen he went to Shirleysburg to learn the trade of a wagon and carriage maker. After some years of employment at Germantown, and at other points in Pennsylvania and Virginia, on the 1st day of April, 1852,he left his father’s home for the West, going via Pittsburg and the Ohio river through Illinois to Dixon on Rock river. He spent the winter at Petersburg, and from that place, having concluded to go to California in company with Albert Simons and James Davis, fitted out a wagon with three yoke of oxen to cross the plains. Early in March, 1853, they struck out across the prairies, crossing the Mississippi at Burlington, and the Des Moines river at Martin’s ferry, twenty miles below Fort Des Moines. There he found Mr. Harrison B. Oatman, now a resident of Portland, Oregon, and his wife, with his brother Harvey and his wife. Waiting there, as it was yet too early in the season to make the start, the company was organized. After...

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Biographical Sketch of Jonas L. Roe

JONAS L. ROE.- Mr. Roe was born at Huntington, Pennsylvania, January 10, 1852, and is the son of James Roe, a farmer and carpenter, and a captain in the state militia. In 1854 our subject removed with his parents to Iowa, and subsequently shared with them the returns of hard labor and sagacious investments. Being a bright boy, dividing his time between following the plow and attending school, and growing up a vigorous youth, he took a thorough course of study at the Kirksville, Missouri, State Normal school, and at the age of twenty-one began independent life as teacher in Iowa. Crossing the plains to Oregon in 1880, he continued in the same public-spirited profession, and in 1883 anchored himself to the permanent interests of the country by purchasing a choice tract of land in the section known as the Sand Ridge, near Union, Oregon, a region justly celebrated for the production of wheat. There he has devoted himself exclusively to farming, having made a financial success of the undertaking, and has thereby provided his family a delightful home. He was married to Miss Lucy C. Cochran in 1875, and has a son and two daughters. Having ably filled local offices, he was in 1888 elected by the people of Union county to care for their political interests in the state legislature. In that capacity he has made an...

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