Clinton County PA - County History & Biography Collection

Clinton County PA - County History & Biography Collection


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This is a collection of various historical and genealogical reference works on Pennsylvania. These references cover 1000's of individuals, and are an excellent way to start or continue research focused on PA.

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History and Topography of Northumberland, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre,
Union, Columbia, Juniata and Clinton Counties, PA. (I. D. Rupp, 1847, 567 pages)
The full title of the publication is: "History and Topography of Northumberland, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Union, Columbia, Juniata and Clinton Counties, PA. Embracing local and general events, leading incidents, descriptions of the principal boroughs, towns, villages, etc." The book begins with a general history of the territory of these counties, (which also embraced the area of Snyder and Montour Counties, formed later), including its native inhabitants, the settlement of the area, discussion of the Germans and Scotch-Irish who played a large part in settling Pennsylvania, and also the Indian troubles leading up to the Revolution. Following this attention is given to each of the counties mentioned in the title. The information provided on the counties is a description of its geological features, the formation of the county, its public improvements over the years, and descriptions on each of the county's major towns. The concluding portion of the book also contains some biographies of important men of Pennsylvania: Conrad Weiser, Count Zinzendorf, David Brainerd, David Zeisberger, Simon Snyder, John Harris, Colonel Hartley, George Croghan, Col. John Kelly, and David R. Porter.

A - Minutes of conferences held by the indians on the encroachments of the whites upon their lands, May & June of 1750.
B - Extracts from the Hallische Nachrichten describing the efforts of Neulaneders to persuade Germans to immigrate to Pennsylvania.
C - Correspondence from Shamokin (Sunbury, Northumberland County) on dealings with the Indians from 1740-1758.
D - Correspondence associated with George Croghan and his residence Aughwick (Old Town).
E - Account and correspondence regarding the imprisonment and assisted escape of Frederick Stump and John Ironcutter.
F - Account of Tedyescung, the last chief of the Delaware Indians.
G - Dr. Priestly's Case, concerning riots of the town of Birmingham, which destroyed some of his property.
H - A copy of the act to establish a University at Lewisburg (now Bucknell University).

Otzinachson; Or a History of the West Branch Valley
of the Susquehanna (J. F. Meginness, 1857, 534 pages)
The full title is: "Otzinachson; Or a History of the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna, Embracing a full account of its settlement, trials and privations endured by the first pioneers - Full accounts of the indian wars, predatory incursions, abductions, massacres, &c, together with an account of the fair play system and the trying scenes of the Great Runaway interspersed with biographical sketches of some of the leading settlers, families, etc, together with pertinent anecdotes, statistics and much valued matter entirely new." This is an early resource on the West Branch Valley area covering the regions of Lycoming, Clinton, Union, and Northumberland Counties, PA. It contains a great deal of information on the early settlers and what they faced in this area when it was a frontier around the time of the Revolution. A great resource for historical or genealogical research in this area.

Historical View of Clinton County [PA] (D. S. Maynard, 1875, 228 pages)
This publication is an early history and description of Clinton County, PA. It begins with some account of the area's early history, including the native Indians and early settlers. It then proceeds into sections devoted to the various townships of the county, giving a description of their geography, towns, early history, as well as mention of their settlers and prominent citizens. Additionally, throughout the publication there are brief biographical sketches of influential citizens or settlers of the county, but there is no index of names.

Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens and Successful
Business Men of Clinton County, PA (D. S. Maynard, 1877, 52 pages)
This is a brief but very rare biographical work on Clinton County, PA. It provides biographical sketches of some of the county's prominent citizens.

Batcheler, Bridges, Brown, Candor, Carskaddon, Chatham, Fearon, Gast, Harris, Harvey, Kamp, Kinsloe, Kress, Lyman, Mackey, Merrill, Noyes, Parsons, Quiggle, Quigley, Raub, Ritchey, Robb, Rockey, Schuyler, Smith, Ulp, Welsh

History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania
(John Blair Linn, 1883, 914 pages)
This is an early historical and biographical work on Centre and Clinton Counties, PA. It is divided into two sections each dealing with one of the counties. Each section begins with a general history of the county, followed by sections dealing with their respective townships and boroughs. The borough and township sections contain a brief history of each individual area as well, and then provide biographical sketches of the prominent and influential residents of those same areas. Along with the historical and biographical information provides there is also a great deal of reference material including early tax lists, military rosters, maps, etc. Also there are also many portraits and other illustrations included in the publication.

Surnames Indexed:
Achenbach, Alexander, Allison, Anspach, Antes, Bailey, Baird, Barnhart, Bayard, Bear, Beaver, Benner, Berry, Bierly, Blakely, Blanchard, Boal, Boggs, Bollander, Bower, Brew, Brady, Bridgens, Brisben, Brockerhoff, Brown, Brugger, BNrungart, Bryson, Buchanan, Buchtel, Burchfield, Burnside, Bush, Caldwell, Callahan, Cambridge, Campbell, Canfield, Chambers, Conser, Cook, Cooper, Curtin, Dale, Dartt, David, De Haas, Dieffenbach, Dobbins, Dougherty, Dubbs, Duncan, Dunlop, Dunn, Eartle, Ferguson, Fisher, Foster, Frank, Frantz, Furey, Gast, Gill, Glenn, Graham, Gramly, Gray, Green, Gregg, Griest, Grove, Hale, Hall, Harloff, Harper, Harold, Harris, Hasson, Hastings, Hayes, Hazel, Henderson, Hilbish, Hinton, Hipple, Holmes, Holt, Homan, Houser, Hoy, Humes, Huston, Irvin, Jack, Jarrett, Keller, Kelly, Kimport, Kooken, Kreamer, Kreighbaum, Kryder, Kurtz, Lamb, Lauth, Linn, Livingston, Long, Loraine, Lowrey, Lytle, Lucas, Mayer, McAllister, McCaman, McCloskey, McCormick, McCoy, McEwen, McKee, McKinney, Meek, Meyer, Miles, Mallory, Malone, Martin, Mayes, Miles, Miller, Montgomery, Motz, Munson, Musser, Noyes, Nuttall, Packer, Patton, Pearce, Petrikin, Pettit, Pie, Potter, Pruner, Quay, Rankin, Raub, Ream, Reber, Reynolds, Rhone, Rich, Rishel, Royer, Ruhl, Sankey, Schaeffer, Schall, Sechler, Schaffer, Shannon, Shoemaker, Shugert, Smith, Smyth, Snook, Spangler, Steiner, Stewart, Sussman, Swanzey, Thomas, Thompson, Tipton, Tonner, Treziyulny, Valentine, Wagner, Walbon, Walker, Waltsmith, Weaver, Williams, Wilson, Wolf, Wolfart, Young

Otzinachson; or a History of the West Branch Valley
of the Susquehanna (J. F. Meginnes, 1889, 712 pages)
This is a revision of the original edition from 1857 including additional information and illustrations.

Past and Present of Clinton County [Pennsylvania]
(J. Milton Furey, 1892, 534 pages)
The full title of this publication is: "Historical and Biographical Work or Past and Present of Clinton County, comprising a sketch of every town and township of the county from date of settlement up to the present time. Also Biographical Sketches of many prominent citizens, business men and old residents, and a complete history of all murders, floods, and other important events that have occurred in Clinton County."

Towns & Villages
Lock Haven, Renovo, Loganton, Beach Creek, Mill Hall, Westport, North Bend, Hyner, Salona, Mackeyville, Rote, Cedar Springs, Tylersville, Booneville, Logan Mills, Green-Burr, Rauchtown, Farrandsville, Glen Union, Hammersley's Forks, Woolrich, Lockport, Lamar, Flemington, Dunnstown, Charlton, Clintondale, Pine Station, McElhattan, Wayne, Keating, Castanea.

Biographical Sketches:
Abrams, Anthony, Armstrong, Bailey, Ball, Barker, Berry, Bigony, Blesh, Boone, Brady, Bricker, Brigdens, Brown, Brungard, Burnley, Caldwell, Candor, Carskaddon, Chesnutt, Clark, Clay, Clough, Conser, Corss, Crawford, Dorey, Dunn, Eadie, Edwards, Eldred, Emery, Everhart, Farwell, Fish, Fleming, Frantz, Fullmer, Gartsee, Gearhart, Geary, Glenn, Good, Goodman, Gould, Green, Group, Grow, Grugan, Hall, Harris, Harvey, Hayes, Heck, Heckman, Heimbach, Herr, Hess, Hitchcock, Hipple, Hollahan, Hopkins, Houlahan, Houtz, Hubler, Jarrett, Jefferis, Johnston, Kepperley, Kinsloe, Kleckner, Krape, Kreamer, Kress, Lichtenthaler, Liggett, Mader, May, Mayer, McCloskey, McCormick, McCrea, McGhee, McNaul, McMahon, Merrill, Meyer, Mitchell, Moore, Montgomery, Morris, Motherstaugh, Mulvihill, Munro, Mussina, Myers, Noble, Noyes, O'Hagan, Paup, Peck, Peoples, Quiggle, Reese, Richie, Ringler, Rittman, Roach, Rockey, Rosser, Shaffer, Shearer, Shoemaker, Sigmund, Sloan, Smith, Stevenson, Swain, Trexler, Vandersloot, Van Dyke, Watson, Watt, Wensel, Werts, Westbrook, Weymouth, White, Wood, Wynne

Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania
Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (J. H. Beers & Co., 1898, 1996 pages)
This publication is an extensive biographical volume for four Central Pennsylvania counties: Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder. It contains hundreds of biographies of prominent citizens and families from this region of PA. Also included are numerous portraits of the sketch subjects. This is an excellent source for historical or genealogical research in Central Pennsylvania, as much of the information is related only in this volume.

Surnames Indexed:
Adams, Africa, Aigler, Albrecht, Albright, Alexander, Allbaugh, Alleman, Allen, Allison, Allport, Ammon, Andrews, Anthony, App, Ard, Armstrong, Arney, Arnold, Atherton, Aurand, Aviragnet, Backus, Bair, Bairfoot, Baker, Barber, Barker, Barner, Barnes, Barnhart, Barr, Barrows, Bartol, Bassler, Batcheler, Beaber, Beard, Beaver, Bechdel, Bechtel, Beck, Becker, Beerly, Behrer, Beirly, Bennage, Benner, Bennett, Berkenstock, Bernhart, Berry, Bickel, Bickford, Biehl, Bierly, Bigony, Binder, Bingaman, Bitner, Blair, Blanchard, Blanche, Bliss, Bloom, Blyler, Boal, Bobb, Bogar, Boggs, Bollinger, Boob, Bossert, Boush, Bower, Bowersox, Boyer, Braucher, Braucht, Breon, Bressler, Bricker, Bridgens, Bright, Brobst, Brooke, Brooks, Brown, Brugger, Brumgard, Brungard, Brungart, Brunner, Bucher, Buckbout, Budinger, Bumiller, Burd, Burket, Burkholder, Burns, Burnside, Burrell, Burrey, Bush, Butz, Caldwell, Cameron, Carlin, Carlisle, Capenter, Carver, Christ, Christie, Church, Clark, Cleaver, Clemson, Clingan, Clinton, Close, Clouser, Coburn, Cole, Colyer, Comly, Condo, Confair, Confer, Conley, Cook, Cooke, Cooper, Cort, Cornelius, Corson, Corss, Courter, Crawford, Crider, Criswell, Cromley, Crossgrove, Crowe, Crust, Curtin, Dale, Daley, Darrah, Dauberman, Daup, Davidson, Davis, Decker, DeHaas, Deibler, Deininger, Deitrich, DeLong, Denlinger, Dennis, Derr, Dershem, Deshler, Dewire, Dickey, Dieffenderfer, Dietrich, Dimm, Dorman, Dornblaser, Dorworth, Douty, Downing, Dreese, Dreisbach, Dubbs, Dundore, Dunham, Dunkel, Dunlap, Dunlop, Dunn, Durst, Earon, Eby, Eddy, Edelman, Eisenhauer, Eisenhower, Elliot, Elliott, Emigh, Emory, Engle, Engleman, Erdley, Ertel, Etters, Evans, Ewing, Eyer, Fabel, Fair, Fairchild, Fairlamb, Farley,Farwell, Faulkner, Felmlee, Fessler, Fetterolf, Fiedler, Field, Fink, Fishburn, Fisher, Fleming, Flisher, Focht, Folmar, Follmer, Foote, Forcey, Forry [Forrer], Fortney, Foster, Fowler, Fox, Frain, Frank, Frantz, Frederick, Fredericks, Frick, Fritz, Fry, Fryberger, Fullmer, Furey, Furst, Gardner, Garman, Garner, Garthoff, Geary, Gebbart, Geddes, Gellinger, Gemberling, Gephart, Getgen, Getz, Ghaner, Gilliland, Gingery, Ginter, Glace, Gleason, Glenn, Glosner, Glossner, Glover, Good, Goodman, Gordon, Gormley, Gottschall, Gowland, Gramley, Gramly, Gray, Green, Gregg, Gretzinger, Grieb, Grimm, Groff, Groover, Gross, Group, Grove, Grow, Gudykuntz, Guiswite, Gummo, Gunsallus, Guss, Gutelius, Haag, Haagen, Haas, Hafer, Hagenbuch, Haines, Hale, Halenback, Halfpenny, Hall, Hamilton, Hancock, Hand, Habeson, Harley, Harman, Harnish, Harper, Harris, Harrison, Harshberger, Harter, Hartman, Hartswick, Harvey, Hassenplug, Hastings, Hause, Hayes, Hays, Haynes, Heard, Heaton, Heckman, Heffner, Heim, Heimbach, Heinley, Heiser, Henderson, Henneich, Hensyl, Hepburn, Herb, Herbster, Herman, Herr, Hess, Hilbish, Hillbish, Hillibish, Himmelreich, Hinkson, Hinton, Hipple, Hoch, Hoffa, Hoffman, Holmes, Holt, Holter, Holtzman, Hoop, Hoover, Horner, Hosterman, Hottenstein, Houseworth, Houtz, Howell, Hower, Hoy, Hoyt, Hubler, Hudson, Huey, Huff, Hufferd, Hughes, Hulley, Humes, Hummel, Hunter, Huston, Hutton, Hyatt, Ickes, Iddings, Irland, Irvin, Irvine, Irwin, Isenberg, Jacobs, Jarrett, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Kanawel, Kantz, Kaufman, Kaup, Keefer, Keen, Keichline, Keiser, Keller, Kelley, Kelly, Kemmerer, Kendig, Kepler, Kerlin, Kerstetter, Kessinger, Kessler, Keys, Kimpel, King, Kinsloe, Kintner, Kissell, Kister, Kistler, Kleckner, Kline, Klinefelter, Kling, Klingler, Knauer, Knight, Knouse, Kolp, Korman, Krape, Kreamer, Kreider, Kremer, Kress, Krouse, Krumrine, Kines, Kunkel, Kurtz, Kuster, Lachat, Larh, Landis, Laubach, Lauck, Laurelton, Laurie, Lauth, Leathers, Lebkicher, Lehr, Leiby, Leiser, Lesher, Lewis, Leyman, Liggetts, Lilley, Limbert, Lincoln, Lingle, Linn, Livingston, Long, Longaker, Loomis, Loose, Lorain, Love, Loveland, Loyd, Lucas, Lukens, Lumbard, Lutz, Lynn, Lytle, Mallory, Mann, Mark, Marr, Marshall, Martin, Matlack, Mattern, Mauck, May, Mayer, Mays, McAllister, McCall, McCarthy, McClintock, McCloskey, McClure, McCormick, McCoy, McDonald, McDowell, McEntire, McFarlane, McGhee, McGirk, McGuire, McKinney, McLanahan, McLeod, McMahon, McMeen, McMicken, McMunagle, McNamara, Meek, Meitzler, Mench, Mendenhall, Mensch, Merrey, Merrill, Merryman, Mertz, Meyer, Middleswarth, Miles, Miller, Millner, Mingle, Mitchell, Mobley, Mohn, Moll, Montelius, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan, Morlock, Morningstar, Mortimer, Mosebarger, Mothersbaugh, Motz, Moyer, Mulhollan, Munro, Murphy, Musser, Muthler, Myers, Nearhoof, Neese, Neff, Neidig, Nesbit, Nipple, Nogel, Noll, North, Nowell, Nowland, O'Bryan, Odenkirk, O'Dwyer, Orndorf, Orner, Orvis, Orwig, Osman, Owens, Ott, Owens, Packer, Parsons, Pawling, Paxton, Pealer, Peck, Pellman, Perkins, Persing, Peters, Petrikin, Pinogel, Platt, Pletcher, Poorman, Porter, Potter, Poulsen, Powers, Pringle, Prutzman, Pursley, Quiggle, Quinn, Ranck, Rangler, Rankin, Rauch, Raudenbush, Raup, Reagel, Ream, Rearick, Reber, Redlin, Reed, Reeder, Reedy, Reeser, Reesman, Reiber, Reifsnyder, Reigard, Reish, Rerick, Rhinesmith, Rhoads, Rhone, Rich, Richards, Richter, Ricker, Rider, Riegel, Rine, Rishel, Ritter, Rittman, Roach, Robbins, Robenold, Rockey, Rodenbaugh, Rogers, Romig, Rooke, Ross, Rosser, Rossman, Rote, Rothermel, Rothrock, Roush, Royer, Ruhl, Ruhle, Russell, Rute, Rutherford, Saas, Sampsel, Sanders, Sankey, Sauer, Scheckler, Schmeltzer, Schnure, Schoch, Schofield, Schrack, Schray, Schwenk, Scott, Seebold, Selin, Shafer, Shaffer, Shambach, Shambaugh, Shaw, Sheckler, Shell, Shellenbarger, Shields, Shindel, Shipton, Shirk, Shively, Shivery, Shobert, Shoemaker, Shortlidge, Showalter, Showers, Shuey, Shugert, Shuler, Shultz, Simler, Singer, Slear, Slifer, Slinger, Smith, Snyder, Sober, Sohmer, Solt, Spangler, Specht, Sperring, Spigelmeyer, Spigelmyer, Spotts, Springer, Springman, Stahl, Stapleton, Steadman, Steans, Steele, Stetler, Stevenson, Stewart, Stine, Stitzer, Stiver, Stockham, Stonerod, Stoughton, Stover, Strickler, Strohecker, Strohm, Stroub, Strunk, Stuart, Stuffel, Swartz, Swineford, Swires, Sypher, Taylor, Temple, Thomas, Thompson, Throne, Tibbins, Tice, Tipton, Tobias, Todd, Tool, Troxell, Trutt, Tuten, Twitmyer, Ulrich, Ulsh, Underwood, Uzzell, Valentine, Van Dyke, Van Pelt, Van Valzah, Vonada, Voneida, Waddle, Wagenseller, Wagner, Waite, Walker, Wallace, Walter, Walton, Ward, Warfel, Wate, Waters, Watson, Weaver, Weber, Weidensaul, Weidler, Weiser, Wentzel, Werts, West, Weston, Wetzel, Wheland, White, Whiteleather, Whitman, Wickersham, Williams, Willis, Wilson, Winters, Wirt, Wise, Witherrite, Wolf, Wolfe, Womelsdorf, Woodring, Woodruff, Worts, Wright, Yarnell, Yeager, Yearick, Yocum, Yoder, Young, Youtz, Zeigler, Zeller, Zerby, Zieber, Ziegler, Zimmerman

Clinton County Bicentennial Directory 1776-1976
(Clinton County Bicentennial Commission, 1976, 23 pages)
This publication is a brief historical work on Clinton County, PA written for the commemoration of the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. It contains a few brief articles on Clinton County history, as well as a program of the events of the local celebration. There are a number of historical photographs included with the information.

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