Centre County PA
It’s Surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather George W. Houdeshell of Centre and Clearfield counties.
It’s Surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Samuel Thomas Hoover of Centre County, Pennsylvania.
At the age of 85 years, George Walker [died] at his residence at Marsh Creek, on Friday of last week. He was the father of twenty-six children. The funeral took place on Sunday.
Happy birthday, Lovina (Force) Houdeshell! “Lovey” was born 28 Jan 1872 in Pine Glen, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania to Jefferson and Susan (Mulhollan) Force. She married George W. Houdeshell 20 Jun 1890. She died 28 Oct 1964 in Pine Glen and was buried with her husband in Advent Cemetery. She was my 2x great grandmother through my paternal grandmother’s mother.
So, for a twist on the Matrilineal Monday blogging meme, I thought I’d post my matrilineal lines back to the earliest female ancestors. My Mom’s Matrilineal Line Mildred “Mims” Esther Wieder, daughter of Edwin J. Wieder and Mary Catherine Waage, was born 23 Dec 1912 in Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and died 30 Jun 2002… read more
My Force family connection is through Jefferson Force (aka Forcey). He was born 9 Dec 1833 in Centre County, Pennsylvania and died 20 Oct 1910 in Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Advent Cemetery in Pine Glen. When his wife, Susan (Mulhollan) Force, provided information for his death certificate, she did not know the names of his parents, nor where they were born. To this day, it’s still a mystery. One I’d really love to solve!
Here’s a photo of 3 generations: Clyde Hoover, his son-in-law, grand-daughter-in-law, and great grand-daughter Kris Hocker (yeah, that’s me!), circa 1971.
Today’s Fearless Females entry is about the marriages of my great grandparents: Elmer and Lillian (Snyder) Greulich, Edwin and Mary (Waage) Wieder, Will and Isabella (Smith) Hocker, and Clyde and Nora (Houdeshell) Hoover.
Robert Alexander Askey, son of James Burton and Harriet (Wycoff) Askey, was born 3 Jul 1853 and died 22 Nov 1940 in Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania at age 87. He was buried in the Advent Cemetery in Pine Glen, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He married Wilhelmina Force, daughter of Jefferson and Susan (Mulhollan)… read more