Perry County, PA - County and Regional History Collection
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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County Histories & Biographical Volumes
History and Topography of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams, Perry,
Somerset, Cambria, and Indiana Counties (I. Daniel Rupp, 1848, 658 pages)
This publication begins with an early history of the state. It discusses the German and Scotch-Irish immigrants who settled in these counties, and the follows with a discussion of the troubles the early settlers had with the Indians. After the general history of the area, it changes focus to individual counties. These sections discuss the formation and growth of each respective county, and include a description of their geography, agriculture, industry, and a brief history of major towns. At the end is a very useful Every-Name Index that was added to the original publication.
History of Perry County in Pennsylvania (Silas Wright, 1878, 295 pages)
This is the first historical volume published dealing specifically with Perry County, Pennsylvania. Section 1 covers the early settlement and development of the county, including some details about its towns and villages. Section 2 discusses Perry County's involvement in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War and Civil War. Section 3 covers the Educational development of the county. Section 4 deals with geology, flora, and natural history. The final section (5) details the outcome of votes for various public offices from 1820 - 1872.
History of that part of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys, embraced in the
counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union and Snyder, in the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania Vol. 1 & 2 (Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886, 1689 pages)
This is an early historical and biographical volume covering the Juniata Valley, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Snyder and Union Counties, Pennsylvania. It provides a wealth of information for both historical and genealogical research.
Adams, Albright, Alexander, Alleman, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Antes, Ard, Armstrong, Atkinson, Aurand, Backus, Baker, Banks, Barber, Barner, Barnett, Bashor, Baskins, Baxter, Beale, Beard, Beatty, Beaver, Beck, Beidler, Bell, Benedict, Bergstresser, Berry, Beshler, Beyer, Bibighous, Bigelow, Bingman, Bixler, Black, Blain, Blair, Blythe, Bonsall, Book, Boone, Bordner, Botdorf, Bower, Bovard, Boyd, Boyer, Brady, Bratton, Briner, Brought, Brown, Brubaker, Brugger, Brundage, Bryson, Bucher, Bucke, Buck, Bull, Burchfield, Burg, Burns, Burnside, Buyers, Byers, Caldwell, Cameron, Campbell,Candor, Case, Casper, Castle, Caveny, Cesna, Cever, Chamberlain, Chambers, Chapman, Charlton, Christy, Clark, Clarke, Clendennin, Close, Cochran, Connell, Contner, Cook, Cooper, Cox, Crawford, Creamer, Creigh, Crist, Cronimiller, Crotzer, Crouse, Cuddy, Culbertson, Culp, Cummin, Cummings, Cunningham, Darlington, Davis, Dean, Dechart, Deitrich, De Lancey, Derr, Derrickson, Dietrich, Dill, Dimm, Diven, Doling, Donaldson, Doty, Doudle, Dougherty, Driesbach, Dull, Dunbar, Duncan, Eaker, Earnshaw, Eby, Eckert, Edwards, Ehrenfeld, Elder, Elliott, Ellinkhusen, Ellis, Emerick, English, Enslow, Ensminger, Eppley, Erlenmeyer, Evans, Eyer, Eyster, Farley, Fetterolf, Fisher, Flickinger, Floyd, Flynn, Focht, Follmer, Fought, Frow, Fry, Fuller, Funk, Galbreath, Galbraith, Gallagher, Galloway, Garver, Gass, Gast, Geddes, Gemmel, Gerhart, Getz, Gibson, Gilbert, Girty (Girtee), Glover, Gobble, Goerky, Gordon, Gourley, Graham, Gray, Graybill, Green, Greenleaf, Greenough, Grier, Grimm, Groff, Grosh, Grove, Grubb, Gudykunst, Gundy, Guss, Gutshall, Haas, Hackett, Hackendorn, Hale, Halfpenny, Hall, Hambright, Hamilton, Hamlin, Hanawalt, Harding, Hardy, Harey, Harman, Harris, Harrison, Harshbarger, Hartfranft, Hartley, Hartman, Hassenplug, Hassinger, Hayes, Heading, Heim, Hench, Henderson, Hendrick, Helfenstine, Henderson, Hepburn, Herman, Hetrick, Hickman, Hill, Himmelreich, Hoffa, Hoffman, Hogg, Holman, Hooke, Hoover, Hope, Horning, Hosterman, Hottenstein, Houseworth, Houston, Hower, Hudson, Huff, Hulings, Hummel, Hunter, Hurlbut, Huston, Hutcheson, Hyatt, Ickes, Innes, Irvin, Irvine, Irwin, Jackson, Jacobs, James, Jenkins, Jones, Johnson, Johnston, Joyce, Junkin, Kanowel, Kauffman, Kelly, Kelso, Kemble, Kennedy, Kepler, Kepner, Kincaid, King, Kinsloe, Kirk, Kirkpatrick, Kistler, Kleckner, Klineyoung, Knight, Kohler, Kremer, Kyle, Lafferty, Laird, Larabee, Lauver, Lechner, Lee, Lefevre, Leight, Leiser, Lepley, Lewis, Liggett, Lightner, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Long, Loomis, Lotz, Loudon, Lowdon, Loy, Ludwig, Lukens, Lupfer, Lycon, Lyle, Lyon, Lyons, MacFarland, Maclay, Magee, Mahon, Malich, Markel, Marks, Marr, Marshall, Mason, Mass, Mather, Mathers, Maurs, McAfee, McAlister, McAllister, McBride, McClean, McClellan, McClenahan, McClintock, McClung, McClure, McConnell, McCoy, McCrum, McCullough, McCurdy, McDonald, McDowell, McEwen, McFaddens, McGeehan, McIntire, McKee, McKennan, McLaughlin, McMeen, McMorris, McNamara, McNeil, McNitt, McPherran, McVey, Mealey, Means, Melchor, Meller, Mensch, Merrill, Mettlen, Metz, Meylert, Michaux, Middleswart, Miller, Milligan, Milliken, Mitchell, Mitman, Mohn, Montelius, Montour, Moore, Moreland, Morgan, Morris, Morrison, Mortimer, Motzer, Moyer, Mumma, Murphy, Murray, Musser, Myers, Neff, Neilson, Nelson, Newton, Niblock, Nipple, North, Nourse, Oakes, Oliver, Orris, Orwig, Owens, Painter, Parcels, Parker, Parks, Parshall, Patterson, Patton, Pellman, Pennell, Peters, Pfahler, Pfoutz, Phillips, Pierce, Piper, Plette, Plunket, Pontius, Porter, Potter, Powers, Price, Purdy, Quig, Rakerd, Reed, Reichart, Reider, Reinhold, Rengler, Reutter, Reyner, Reynolds, Reys, Rheam, Rhoads, Rhoddy, Rice, Riddle, Rishel, Roan, Robinson, Robison, Roddy, Rodgers, Rogers, Ronk, Rothrock, Rote, Ross, Rouse, Ruble, Ruhl, Sahm, Sampsel, Sandoe, Schaffle, Schoch, Scholl, Schnable, Schnure, Schrof, Schuyler, Schwartz, Seebold, Seip, Selheimer, Selin, Sellers, Shaeffer, Shaffer, Sharon, Shaw, Shellenberger, Sheeder, Sheets, Sheibley, Shelly, Shindel, Shine, Short, Shriner, Shuman, Siebert, Sigler, Simes, Simonton, Simpson, Singer, Slenkers, Slifer, Smiley, Smith, Smyth, Snowden, Snyder, Specht, Speck, Speddy, Speth, Spotts, Springman, Sponsler, Spyker, Stadden, Stambaugh, Stanford, Star, Stean, Steel, Steele, Stees, Steese, Steever, Stephens, Stephenson, Stern, Sterrett, Stevens, Stewart, Stillwell, Stites, Stone, Strickler, Strode, Strohecker, Strohm, Stroup, Stuetzel, Sturgeon, Suloff, Swartz, Sweigert, Swineford, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Thornton, Tool, Toomey, Traver, Tressler, Troxell, Truekemiller, Tudor, Turbett, Uhle, Ulrich, Uttley, Van Campen, Van Dyke, Van Gezer, Van Gundy, Van Rensselaer, Van Swearingen, Van Valzah, Van Wert, Vorse, Wagenseller, Waggoner, Wagner, Walker, Wallis, Walls, Walter, Walters, Warner, Watson, Watts, Wayland, Wehr, Weidman, Weirich, Weirick, Weiser, Weist, Weitzel, Wert, Westhoven, Weymer, Wharton, White, Whiteside, Whitmer, William, Williams, Williard, Willis, Wilson, Wilts, Wingert, Witmer, Wolfe, Womer, Woods, Woodward, Worrall, Wright, Yeager, Yoder, Youngman, Zeigler
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley,
comprising the Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, and Perry,
Pennsylvania (J. M. Runk & Co., 1897, 1317 pages)
This publication is an extensive biographical volume on several counties along the Juniata River Valley of central PA. The lives of hundreds of important and influential individuals and families are sketched, many times also providing a portrait of the sketch subject. This 2 volumes set is an important work for genealogical research in this area of Pennsylvania.
Achenbach, Acker, Adair, Adams, Africa, Aiken, Ailman, Akers, Albright, Alden, Alexander, Allander, Allen, Alleman, Allison, Alter, Altman, Anderson, Anthony, Appleby, Arbogast, Armstrong, Arnold, Ashman, Ashton, Askin, Aughey, Ault, Auman, Aumiller, Aurand, Axe, Ayle, Bagshaw, Bailey, Bair, Baker, Baldwin, Ball, Ballentine, Bales, Balsbach, Banks, Bardine, Barefoot, Barkle, Barner, Barnes, Barnett, Barns, Barr, Barshinger, Bartley, Barton, Barrick, Bartruff, Bashore, Bausum, Bayer, Beale, Bealman, Bear, Beashoar, Beaver, Beck, Beers, Beichler, Bell, Bender, Benkert, Benner, Bennett, Benson, Bentsel, Bert, Bergantz, Bernhisel, Bernheisel, Berrier, Besom, Bice, Bigelow, Billman, Billow, Bistline, Bixler, Black, Blain, Blair, Blatt, Blett, Blymyer, Boden, Bolinger, Bomgardner, Bolze, Bonsall, Book, Borst, Bossinger, Bostwick, Bousum, Bower, Bowser, Boyer, Brackbill, Bradfield, Bratton, Brandt, Breneman, Brennon, Brewster, Brindle, Briner, Brisben, Brothers, Brought, Brown, Brownlee, Brumbaugh, Bruner, Bruner, Bryner, Bucher, Bunn, Bunnell, Burkholder, Burnham, Burns, Bush, Butturf, Butz, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Camp, Campbell, Carothers, Cassady, Casner, Castor, Cathcart, Cauffman, Chamberlain, Chaney, Charles, Chilcoat, Cholds, Chisolm, Cisney, Clark, Clarke, Clarkson, Clay, Clayton, Clelan, Clemens, Close, Clouser, Cloyd, Cochran, Coldren, Colgate, Coller, Collier, Collins, Colony, Colyer, Comp, Conn, Contner, Conrad, Cook, Coons, Copeland, Copenhaver, Cooper, Corbett, Corbin, Corkle, Corman, Couch, Cox, Craig, Cramer, Crawford, Cremer, Cressman, Crissman, Crist, Croll, Crouse, Crow, Crowley, Crownover, Crozler, Crum, Cummins, Culberson, Culbertson, Cullen, Cumming, Cummins, Cunning, Cunningham, Dachenbach, Dasher, Davenport, David, Davis, Deal, Deardorff, Deatrich, Deckard, Decker, Defrehn, DeLancey, Dellett, Demaree, Deppen, Derickson, Derick, DeVor, Dick, Dickey, Dickson, Dietz, Dieffenderfer, Dimm, Diven, Dobbs, Dock, Dopp, Dorwart, Doughtrey, Drake, Drawbaugh, Dreyer, Dromgold, Duff, Duffield, Dull, Dum, Duncan, Dunkel, Dunkelberger, Dunn, Dysart, Eberle, Ebert, Eby, Edmiston, Edwards, Eckbert, Ehrenfeld, Ehrhart, Eichman, Eisenbise, Elder, Eley, Ellenberger, Elliott, Ellis, Emerich, Emery, Emlet, Endslow, Enyeart, Ervin, Erwin, Esh, Eshleman, Etnier, Evans, Everts, Ewing, Eyer, Fair, Falk, Farleman, Faust, Fear, Felix, Fenical, Fenstemaker, Fichthorn, Fickes, Fields, Fike, Fink, Finkenbinder, Finley, Fisher, Fitzgerald, Fleisher, Fleming, Floyd, Flurie, Foose, Fosselman, Forgeus, Foster, Focht, Foreman, Forney, Forrer, Forsythe, Fosnot, Foster, Fouse, Foust, Fowles, Frank, Freed, Freeman, Fritchey, Fritz, Frontz, Fry, Frysinger, Fuller, Fultz, Funk, Gable, Gamber, Gantt, Garber, Gardner, Garlin, Garman, Garnet, Garnett, Garver, Gearhart, Geib, Geissinger, Gerlock, Getter, Gettis, Gibboney, Gibney, Gibson, Gifford, Gift, Gilbert, Gilfilen, Gill, Gilliland, Gilliford, Gilmore, Gibson, Gingrich, Glasgow, Godard, Gonzalez, Goodman, Goss, Othel, Gougler, Grabill, Graff, Graffius, Graham, Grassmyer, Gray, Graybill, Grazier, Green, Greene, Greeland, Greeleaf, Greenwood, Gregory, Griffith, Grimison, Gring, Groninger, Grosh, Grove, Grubb, Gumbert, Gushard, Gutshall, Haffly, Hain, Hair, Haines, Hall, Hamaker, Harman, Hamer, Hamor, Hammond, Hamilton, Hanzig, Harley, Harnes, Harnish, Harper, Harter, Hartzell, Hatfield, Harter, Hartzell, Harvey, Hayes, Hare, Harley, Harris, Harshberger, Harencame, Hartman, Hausburg, Hazlett, Heading, Headings, Heaton, Hebel, Heeter, Heffner, Heffley, Heller, Hench, Henderson, Henkels, Henry, Herman, Hermon, Herncane, Hertzler, Heston, Hess, Hetrick, Heishley, Hicks, Hickes, Hiestand, Hilbish, Hileman, Himes, Hiney, Hipple, Hockey, Hoffman, Holman, Holt, Holtz, Holland, Holman, Hooley, Hooman, Hoopes, Hoover, Hoot, Hombach, Hopple, Horning, Horrell, Horting, Horton, Houck, Hostetter, Hottenstein, Houck, Hough, Houghton, Householder, Howell, Hower, Howanstine, Hudson, Hughes, Huling, Hunt, Hunter, Humphrey, Huey, Huyett, Ingram, Ingwers, Innis, Irvin, Irwin, Isenberg, Isett, Jackman, Jackson, Jacobs, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Junkin, Kahler, Kanagy, Kaseman, Kauffman, Kearns, Keatley, Keefer, Keim, Keith, Kell, Keller, Kelley, Kelly, Kemberling, Kendig, Kennedy, Kephart, Kepler, Kepner, Kern, Kerr, Ketterman, Kidd, Kiefhaber, Kilmer, Kimberly, Kimmel, Kiner, Kinsloe, Kipler, Kipp, Kirk, Kirkpatrick, Kiser, Kissinger, Kistler, Kitner, Kline, Kling, Klinepeter, Kloss, Knight, Knisely, Knode, Knouse, Koch, Kochenaur, Kochenderfer, Kohler, Kough, Kremer, Krepps, Kreps, Krick, Krugh, Kugler, Kuhn, Kulp, Kurtz, Kyle, Kyper, Lackey, Lahr, Laird, Landis, Lang, Lantz, Latherow, Lauver, Lawver, Leach, Leader, Leffard, Leiby, Lenig, Lenhart, Lenker, Leonard, Leopold, Lewis, Lightner, Likens, Lincoln, Lindsay, Linthurst, Lister, Locke, Long, Longacre, Longnecker, Losk, Losh, Lotz, Lowder, Loy, Lukens, Lupfer, Lutz, Lyons, Lyter, Lytle, Machamer, Macklin, Maclay, Magee, Magill, Maguire, Maley, Mann, March, Markel, Marshall, Martin, Masemore, Mason, Mateer, Mathers, Matlack, Mattern, Mauck, Mauger, Maxwell, May, Mayes, McAfee, McAlister, McAteer, McBride, McCahan, McCahren, McCall, McCann, McCarthy, McCartney, McCauley, McClain, McClenahan, McClellan, McClintic, McClure, McConnell, McCool, McCoy, McCrum, McCulloch, McCurdy, McDonald, McDowell, McElwain, McEwe, McFarlane, McGarvey, McGowan, McGraw, McIlroy, McKay, McKee, McKeehan, McKelvy, McKenzie, McKim, McKinstry, McLaughlin, McManigal, McMeen, McNabb, McNeal, McNear, McNitt, McPherran, McPherson, McVey, Means, Meily, Meminger, Menold, Mertz, Metz, Meyers, Michener, Mierly, Miles, Miller, Milliken, Minehart, Mingle, Minick, Minium, Mitchell, Mogel, Monihen, Montgomery, Moodie, Moore, Moorehead, Morgan, Morland, Morley, Morrison, Morrow, Mortimer, Moses, Motter, Motzer, Moyer, Mowery, Mundorff, Murphy, Muthersbaugh, Mutzabaugh, Myers, Myton, Naginey, Nash, Naylor, Neal, Neely, Neff, Nickel, Nickum, Nipple, Noble, Noll, Norris, North, Norton, Noss, Notenstine, Novinger, Nunemaker, Oaks, Oburn, O'Connor, Odiorne, Okeson, Oliver, Orbison, Oren, Orlady, Orner, Ort, Owings, Owen, Page, Palmer, Pannebaker, Parker, Parsons, Partner, Patterson, Patton, Peachey, Pecht, Peck, Peelor, Pennell, Peters, Petrie, Peterson, Petrikin, Pheasant, Phillips, Pillard, Pogue, Pollock, Pomeroy, Porter, Postlewaite, Potter, Preisler, Pressler, Price, Prout, Puckey, Puffenberger, Pyle, Queary, Quig, Quigley, Quinn, Raffensberger, Rahm, Rambo, Ramsey, Rannels, Rapp, Reapsomer, Reber, Reed, Reeder, Reigh, Renecker, Reiners, Reynolds, Reutter, Rhinesmith, Rhoads, Rice, Richardson, Richey, Rickenbaugh, Rider, Riegel, Riegle, Rife, Rine, Rinehart, Rinesmith, Ripple, Rittenhouse, Ritter, Ritzman, Robeson, Robison, Robinson, Robley, Rodgers, Rogers, Roop, Roper, Rothrock, Rosborough, Rouse, Rowe, Ruble, Ruch, Rudy, Rumbaugh, Rumfeld, Rummel, Runk, Rupley, Russell, Richabaugh, Rounsley, Sample, Satzler, Sausman, Sayers, Saylor, Schaaf, Schaeffer, Schatto, Schiller, Schlegel, Schofield, Scholl, Schott, Schools, Schlusser, Schum, Schwartz, Schweier, Schweyer, Searle, Secrist, Seibert, Sellers, Selheimer, Shade, Shadle, Shaeffer, Shahen, Sharer, Shatto, Shaver, Shaw, Sheaffer, Shearer, Sheibley, Sheller, Shelley, Shimp, Shirk, Shoop, Shope, Shore, Showvaker, Shrom, Shuler, Shumaker, Shunkweiler, Shuss, Sigler, Silknitter, Simons, Simpson, Slagle, Slautterback, Sleeman, Slonaker, Slough, Smee, Smelker, Smiley, Smith, Smoker, Smucker, Smyser, Snare, Sneath, Snyder, Souder, Soule, Soult, Spangler, Spanogle, Speck, Speddy, Spencer, Spicher, Spitler, Spotts, Sprankle, Spyker, Stackpole, Staily, Stair, Stambaugh, Starr, Steel, Steele, Steese, Sterrett, Stever, Stevens, Steward, Stewart, Stine, Stitt, Stoke, Stoufer, Stratford, Strode, Stroup, Stryker, Stubbs, Sugard, Suloff, Sulouff, Summers, Sunday, Super, Swan, Swartz, Swartzlander, Sweger, Switze, Swope, Swoope, Taylor, Telfer, Temple, Tharp, Thomas, Thommen, Thompson, Todd, Treaster, Tressler, Troutman, Troutwein, Troxel, Turbett, Ulsh, Urban, Van Dyke, Van Newkirk, Van Sweringen, Van Valzah, Van Zandt, Varner, Varnes, Wagner, Wakefield, Waldsmith, Walker, Wall, Wallace, Walsh, Walters, Warfel, Watson, Watts, Weaver, Webb, Webster, Weight, Weise, Welch, Weldon, Wert, Wertz, Westbrook, Wharton, Whipple, White, Whitmer, Whittaker, Wian, Wickersham, Widle, Wierman, Will, Willard, Willett, Williams, Williamson, Willis, Wilson, Wilt, Winegardner, Wingate, Wirt, Wise, Wishart, Wisehaupt, Wistar, Wister, Witherow, Witmer, Womelsdorf, Woods, Woodward, Wox, Wray, Wright, Yeager, Yetter, Yocum, Yoder, Young, Zang, Zeigler, Zeiter, Zellers, Zentmeyer, Zerbe, Ziders, Ziegler, Zimmerman, Zinn, Zook, Zorger
History of Perry County, Pennsylvania (H. H. Hain, 1922, 1087 pages)
From the Foreword:
"This is more than a history of Perry County, as it records much of Indian habitation and devastation and pioneer life long before its lands became a county, which has come down to us through the mists of another day, being principally based on official records and historical accounts of the period, with here and there a tinge of tradition, when well founded, which has descended down the years through generations of responsible people.
Among the first settlers were men and women of mental vigor and talent, and these characteristics became inherent in unborn generations, with the attendant result that Perry County has not only been the birthplace of many men illustrious in the affairs of the state, but also of an array of men and women educated in the learned professions, who have held, or hold, responsible positions in their respective communities, all over Pennsylvania and in a large majority of the states of the Union. While the book is in no sense a biographical work, yet it is deemed fit and proper to record the more noted..."
This is an extensive historical volume for Perry County. As noted in the foreword, this is mostly a historical work, but there are is a great deal of information for genealogical research as well - Chapter 37 contains numerous brief biographies for prominent individuals who lived in or were born in the county. Each of these biographies have been bookmarked for easy searching.
Adams, Albert, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Anthony, Arnold, Asper, Bailey, Bannister, Barnett, Beacham, Bealor, Beaver, Beitzel, Benfer, Bergstresser, Bernheisel, Bigler, Billman, Billow, Bistline, Bixler, Blaine, Bloom, Book, Boserman, Bower, Bowers, Boyer, Brandt, Bretz, Briner, Bryner, Brunner, Bucke, Buck, Burd, Burkholder, Burns, Byron, Calhoun, Campbell, Charles, Cisna, Clark, Clegg, Clouser, Cochran, Comp, Creigh, Crow, Darlington, Davis, Deach, Deckard, Demaree, Derickson, Derick, Dice, Diffendafer, Douglass, Drake, Dromgold, Dum, Dumm, Dunkelberger, Ehrhart, Elliot, Emig, Endslow, Everhart, Fahnestock, Ferguson, Flickinger, Fleisher, Focht, Foose, Fosselman, Foyer, Frank, Froehlich, Fry, Funk, Gable, Gantt, Gardner, Garland, Garman, Gelbach, Gibson, Grubb, Hackett, Hall, Hamilton, Harding, Harkins, Hart, Hartman, Hartzell, Heim, Heisley, Hench, Hipple, Hobach, Hollenbach, Hulings, Hull, Ickes, Irvin, Irvine, Jackman, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Kell, Keller, Kemp, Kern, Kerr, Kiner, Kinter, Kistler, Kline, Kochenderger, Kretzling, Lane, Latchford, Leonard, Liggett, Lindaman, Linn, Long, Losh, Loudon, Lupfer, Lutz, MacCluer, Magee, Manning, Marshall, McCartney, McCaskey, McClure, McGinnes, McGuire, McKee, McKeehan, McKenzie, McMillen, McMorris, Meminger, Michener, Miller, Minich, Mitchell, Motzer, Myers, Neilson, Niple, Nipple, Noel, Noll, Orner, Orris, Owen, Patterson, Peffley, Potter, Porter, Raffensperger, Reamer, Reeder, Reen, Reifsnyder, Rhinesmith, Rice, Robinson, Robison, Roddy, Rogers, Rupp, Sanderson, Scholl, Schroeder, Seibert, Shaefer, Shaver, Sheaffer, Shoemaker, Shortess, Shull, Shultz, Shumaker, Shuman, Smiley, Smith, Snyder, Soule, Sowers, Spicher, Stambaugh, Stahl, Stephens, Stewart, Stine, Stites, Stroup, Super, Sweger, Sypher, Taylor, Thatcher, Toland, Tressler, Trostle, Truby, Ulsh, VanCamp, Wagner, Watts, Weirick, Weise, West, White, Wickey, Woods, Wright, Zeigler, Zellers, Zimmerman
A History of the Juniata Valley in Three Volumes
(National Historical Association, Inc., 1936, 743 pages)
This is a historical and biographical work dealing with the counties of Perry, Juniata, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Blair, Bedford, and Fulton. The first two volumes cover the historical content on the various counties listed. The third volume is the biographical section of the publication covering many prominent individuals of the Juniata Valley. This is an excellent reference work for historical or genealogical research in this section of central PA.
Abbott, Alexander, Ashcom, Auker, Baker, Barclay, Bard, Barnett, Barr, Barton, Baumgardner, Bayer, Beaver, Bechoefer, Beckley, Benner, Beward, Black, Blackburn, Blair, Book, Boore, Brake, Breneman, Brent, Britten, Broadbent, Brown, Brumbaugh, Buck, Burd, Burket, Burkett, Burns, Burnett, Burris, Calhoun, Carl, Carnell, Chamberlain, Claar, Clark, Clegg, Cline, Clouser, Colvin, Comerer, Cross, Crouse, Culp, Cupp, Culbertson, Daniels, Darlington, Deckard, Detwiler, Derrick, Diehl, Dively, Doty, Duffey, Eby, Egolf, Eichelberger, Enyeart, Evans, Fink, Fisher, Fleming, Flurie, Fore, Forney, Fowler, Fraker, Frontz, Fry, Frysinger, Fulton, Gantt, Gates, Gaul, Gearthart, Gelnett, Gelvin, Gibboney, Glazier, Gorsuch, Goss, Greathead, Greene, Grim, Gring, Guillard, Gump, Guss, Hamil, Hanks, Harris, Hays, Henry, Hershberger, Hershy, Hetrick, Hewlings, Hillegas, Hinebaugh, Hinkle, Hite, Hoff, Holler, Hollingshead, Howard, Huff, Irwin, Jackson, James, Jeffery, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Karns, Kase, Kell, Kendall, Kepler, Kerr, Kirk, Kinser, Kisler, Koontz, Krug, Kyle, Laher, Lamberson, Landis, Laub, Leach, Lee, Lehman, Levy, Lins, Little, Lodge, Lowe, Lucas, Macklin, Madore, Manbeck, Markley, Martin, Maust, May, McClain, McClellan, McClure, McDonald, McGowan, McKelvey, McMeen, Mellott, Mentzer, Metz, Metzgar, Metzler, Mickle, Miller, Minick, Mock, Morton, Mooser, Mowry, Moyer, Myers, Nace, North, Nycum, Painter, Palmer, Patterson, Peacock, Peck, Pennell, Peterson, Phillips, Pittman, Plymire, Pomeroy, Price, Raker, Rapp, Reed, Reese, Reiley, Reisner, Reynolds, Rice, Richey, Rinard, Rippman, Robinette, Ross, Rouse, Runkle, Runyan, Rupp, Saylor, Schell, Schlegel, Searer, Seeds, Sell, Seiber, Seylar, Shaeffer, Sharpe, Shearer, Shellenberger, Shelley, Shimer, Shipley, Shoemaker, Shoenthal, Shuman, Sieber, Simon, Sipe, Sipes, Sloan, Smith, Speer, Sponsler, Stackpole, Statler, Stevens, Stimmel, Stoler, Stoner, Strock, Stuckey, Sweet, Tate, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Timmons, Tressler, Triplett, Troutman, Traux, VanNatta, Van Ormer, Wagner, Waltz, Weimer, Weller, Welsh, Wentzel, Whetstone, White, Whited, Whitmore, Wian, Wible, Willard, Williams, Wilson, Windman, Wolfe, Zeth, Zimmerman
Town, Township & Regional Histories
Tales of the Cocolamus (Theodore K. Long, 1936, 152 pages)
This publication consists of accounts from the history of the Pfoutz Valley region of Perry County. Many of the accounts are from the personal experience of the author, and a good deal of it focuses on the authors family (Long).
Newport Centennial Celebration 1840-1940 (Anonymous, 1940, 66 pages)
This booklet is a history of Newport and a program of the activities associated with its centennial celebration in 1940. It contains both historical and biographical information as well as a few photographs of places and people from Newport and surrounding areas.
Footprints - Blain Bicentennial (Anonymous, 1963, 33 pages)
This is a photographic souvenir of the bicentennial of the town of Blain, Jackson Township, Perry County, PA. It captures the events of the celebrations and along with it many residents of the area.
Perry County Sesqui-Centennial Celebration at Landisburg,
Pennsylvania (Anonymous, 1970, 45 pages)
This publication is a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the forming of Perry County from 1820-1970. Landisburg played an important part in the history of the county, therefore much of this publication deals with the town. The information covers the events of the celebration at Landisburg including dozens of photographs of the festivities and those who participated in them. There are also a few historical photographs included from the area. The end of the publication is a transcription of a speech given discussing the history of Landisburg and the area in general.
Facts and Folklore of Millerstown Area Pioneer Days
(Anonymous, 1976, 42 pages)
This publication is a brief history of Millerstown, Perry Co., and surrounding area, including details about the area's early settlement and growth. Included with the information are a number of maps from the region and pictures of places, buildings and people. The first section covers the town of Millerstown followed by a section on Tuscarora Township, Perry County, another on Greenwood Township, Juniata County, and a final section on Greenwood Township, Perry County, including Pfoutz Valley. This is a nice collection of history and other information on this area.
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