Hello! I started my family history research in 1973 and have been at it ever since. My main families of research are the GOURLEY, GRUBE and SPRANKLE families of Jefferson and Indiana counties, PA. I completed GOURLEY and GRUBE family histories in the early 1980s and placed copies of my histories in the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society (other records/histories of mine can also be found there). Since 2006 I have been working almost exclusively on tracing all descendants of the various Sprankle families that settled in (or moved through) the Punxsutawney area in the early 1800s.
The surnames on which I have compiled extensive data (and still actively research) include: Bell, Burleson, Curry, Dilts, Gourley, Grube, Hopkins, Jordan, Kinter, Krasovic (Krašovec), Looker, Matjašič, McDaniel, McLaughlin, Means, Otzel, Postle(th)wait(e), Speedy, Sprankle, Stear, Težak, Varner, Walter.
Genealogy is a two-way street. We learn more ourselves and add to our own research by sharing and helping others. Please contact me if you are related to any of the persons whose memorials I manage. And please contact me for more information on any of the surnames I research.
If you have any pictures or any other "documents" (including obituaries) that you wish to post to a memorial I am managing, please just use the Edit tab and tell me what you are posting; otherwise, I won't know. And PLEASE, do not use "virtual flowers" to post, correct or add to the information presented: that is not their purpose. Write to me. I am always happy to learn more and make any needed corrections. Thank you for your consideration!
If you wish to copy any gravestone or "people" pictures that I have posted or that have been posted "Courtesy of Don Ludwig" by another contributor, please ask first. It is a matter of courtesy.