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dennym (#47743898)
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Bio Photo I have enjoyed researching my
family history for the past 40+ years. I continue looking for new information and will share any I have on the following pioneer families of Pennsylvania and Maryland: McDowell, Lilly, Flanagan, Hoover, Wharton, Elder, Ogle, Scott, Rodgers, Barrett, North, Wachob and Hallowell.

My profile photo is of St. Joseph's Mission Church/Hart's Sleeping Place. I took this photo a few years ago while searching the area for ancestral burial sites.

You may use any photographs I have published on this site, but list me as the contributor as I own the copyrights. I welcome all corrections and contributions. Thank you.
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Brian J. Ensley
RE: RIchland Cemetery
I don't remember him by name, but I'm certain that I had to have seen him as often as I was there. I photographed a lot of Holsinger headstones at Richland Cemetery. I believe they came from Bedford County.

I went to Richland HS for 2 years and one of my favorite teachers of all times was a Holsinger that just died a few years back. He taught biology.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on May 29, 2017 10:28 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Thank you
I used to deal with the people at Richland Cemetery for 30 years but the only person's name I could remember was Melvin Wingard.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on May 29, 2017 5:48 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: St. John Gualbert Cemetery-Boyle/Crum family
I forgot to mention, if you create memorials for them, I can add obituaries to help document that they are indeed there. I'm at the library often and pulling an extra couple of obits is no trouble.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on May 26, 2017 5:03 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: St. John Gualbert Cemetery-Boyle/Crum family
No problem. If you can find some way to narrow it down as to what plot they are in, I'd be more than happy to take (and post) a photo of their plot.

I normally post unmarked graves if that is the case since most people like to see what the site looks like and to document the site. But, again, that is totally up to you-no problem either way.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on May 26, 2017 5:02 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: St. John Gualbert Cemetery-Boyle/Crum family

Good to hear from you again. Did you happen to create memorials for these folks? St. John's is really bad when it comes to unmarked graves. It started when the cemetery was first located downtown and was wiped out by the 1889 Flood. They did their best to move what they could to the new location up on the hill at the "new" Geistown Borough location in the 1890's, but so much was missing already.

Due to the population drop the Catholic Diocese closed many churches in Johnstown, merging congregations and making St. John Gualbert Co-Cathedral the headquarters for the area, including the records and office for the maintenance of all the parish cemeteries in town.

I'm sure they have to have a map of their own cemetery. I tried to Google their phone number and came up with: (814) 536-0117. The woman I used to deal with just retired and I can't recall the name of the man who took over the cemetery side of things. It might be worth a call.

Hope this helps!
Added by Brian J. Ensley on May 26, 2017 5:46 AM
Delbert Hosner III
More children for Anna Orlosky
I have the names of three children of Andrew and Anna Orlosky which are missing. Andrew, Jr. (1914-1967), Irene (1922-1995), and Margaret (1926-living). Andrew and Anna are my great-grand parents. Irene is my grandmother. My mother, Maryann still talks to her last-surviving aunt (Margaret) on a weekly basis. Thank you for the information contained on this entry. Also, I think I've found a copy of Andrew and Anna's marriage license which shows her maiden name as Glyucs and Glucs. Yes, they have is spelled both ways on the same document! I can give you the link if you don't already have it.
Thank you, again,
Del Hosner,
Amarillo, Texas
Added by Delbert Hosner III on Mar 26, 2017 6:44 PM
David Gregory
Anthony J Rodgers
Thank you for the information it was extreamly helpful. I found I had an aunt I never knew about and my great grandfather's name was Owen not Patrick as the history I was given states. Thanks again this gives me more to work with.
Added by David Gregory on Jan 12, 2017 2:27 PM
David Gregory
Patrick Rodgers 1838 to1889
In a genealogy I have my grandfather Anthony Rodgers 1887 to 1918 ( He was killed when a ladel of molten iron was droped of the engine he was operating for the Cambria Iron Co.) father is listed as Patrick Rodgers born in Donegal Ireland but no other information. My grandparents also lived in Prospect making it possible he was Grace's son Anthony's son. My mother was only 18 months old when he was killed so she never knew him but I remember her saying he was born in England on the way to the U S' If this is true then it's a different clan of Rodgers. Unfortunately I never quized her about it. If you could tell me if Patrick or Anthony had a son Anthony or where I could look for more information on Grace's family it would help fill a gap in the information I have. I can be reached at if you need more information.
Thank You Dave
Added by David Gregory on Jan 10, 2017 7:54 PM
B. Felix
RE: Edward Rodgers photo
Thanks, for seeing my mistake. I made a Memorial for Edward and linked it to Margaret (King) Rodgers.

Your Edward either don't have a marker or it is one that you can't read, because I took a photo of all the markers in that cemetery.

Added by B. Felix on Dec 20, 2016 8:14 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: James Scott grave photo
You're very welcome. I've transcribed over 300 cemeteries in the area over the years and the pattern seems to be the "Big 3-" St. John Gualbert, St. Columba and Benshoff Hill in the Johnstown area. It's very sad. I've tried to research families that I know are buried in these cemeteries and add obituaries and/or death certificates to serve as proof of burial for others researching these families so they're not forgotten, but it just seems to be a massive undertaking, especially not always knowing what name to look for.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Dec 18, 2016 5:42 AM
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