Vernae Robbins1

b. 2 August 1920, d. 3 July 2004
FatherWilliam Milton Robbins Jr.1 b. 28 Mar 1883, d. 15 Jun 1974
MotherHattie Wilmington Franklin1 b. 4 Nov 1878, d. 1 Dec 1948
     Vernae Robbins was born on 2 August 1920 in Atchison County, Kansas.1,2 She was the daughter of William Milton Robbins Jr. and Hattie Wilmington Franklin.1 She married Arthur Woolston.3 She died on 3 July 2004 in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, at age 83.2

Citations

  1. [S283] JoAnn Robbins Peterson, "William Milton Robbins Jr-Draft" (Texas). . Hereinafter cited as "William Milton Robbins Jr.-Draft."
  2. [S114] Vernae Sevestre, Social Security Death Index, Master File, www.ancestry.com (Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999), 513-16-5159. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  3. [S4] First-hand knowledge and recollections of Leta Robbins Phillips (Cambridge Springs, PA), by Kipp Melat. Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Emma Davidson1

b. 14 September 1901, d. 10 August 1995
FatherJames Peter Davidson1 b. 27 Oct 1867, d. 20 Apr 1937
MotherMaria Thompson1 b. 8 Aug 1872, d. 27 May 1960
     Emma Davidson was born on 14 September 1901 in Baileyville, Nemaha County, Kansas.1 She was the daughter of James Peter Davidson and Maria Thompson.1 She married Charles Page.2 She died on 10 August 1995 in Nortonville, Jefferson County, Kansas, at age 93.1,2
     Emma Davidson was raised in a family of five daughters.

Citations

  1. [S9] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mattie Davidson Robbins (Westminster, CA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S4] First-hand knowledge and recollections of Leta Robbins Phillips (Cambridge Springs, PA), by Kipp Melat. Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Hannah Kathryn Davidson1

b. 13 September 1903, d. 16 October 1991
FatherJames Peter Davidson1 b. 27 Oct 1867, d. 20 Apr 1937
MotherMaria Thompson1 b. 8 Aug 1872, d. 27 May 1960
     Hannah Kathryn Davidson was born on 13 September 1903 in Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas.1 She was the daughter of James Peter Davidson and Maria Thompson.1 She married John Biddle Thompson, son of Alexander Thompson and Temperance Graham, on 22 December 1924.2 She married Vince Minertz.3 She died on 16 October 1991 at age 88.1,3
     Hannah Kathryn Davidson went by the name of Kate.1 She was raised in a family of five daughters.

Family 1

John Biddle Thompson b. 1 Dec 1884, d. c 1957

Family 2

Vince Minertz

Citations

  1. [S9] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mattie Davidson Robbins (Westminster, CA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S4] First-hand knowledge and recollections of Leta Robbins Phillips (Cambridge Springs, PA), by Kipp Melat. Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia), newpaper clipping from unknown newspaper of obituary of John B. Thompson.
  3. [S4] First-hand knowledge and recollections of Leta Robbins Phillips (Cambridge Springs, PA), by Kipp Melat. Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Frances Davidson1

b. 11 May 1905, d. 22 April 1999
FatherJames Peter Davidson1 b. 27 Oct 1867, d. 20 Apr 1937
MotherMaria Thompson1 b. 8 Aug 1872, d. 27 May 1960
     Frances Davidson was born on 11 May 1905 in Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas.1 She was the daughter of James Peter Davidson and Maria Thompson.1 She married Lee George.2 She died on 22 April 1999 at age 93.2
     Frances Davidson was raised in a family of five daughters.

Citations

  1. [S9] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mattie Davidson Robbins (Westminster, CA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S4] First-hand knowledge and recollections of Leta Robbins Phillips (Cambridge Springs, PA), by Kipp Melat. Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Nettie Maria Davidson1

b. 2 January 1907, d. 24 January 1998
FatherJames Peter Davidson1 b. 27 Oct 1867, d. 20 Apr 1937
MotherMaria Thompson1 b. 8 Aug 1872, d. 27 May 1960
     Nettie Maria Davidson was born on 2 January 1907 in Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas.1 She was the daughter of James Peter Davidson and Maria Thompson.1 She married Ernest Page.2 She died on 24 January 1998 at age 91.2
     Nettie Maria Davidson was raised in a family of five daughters.

Family

Ernest Page
Child

Citations

  1. [S9] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mattie Davidson Robbins (Westminster, CA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S4] First-hand knowledge and recollections of Leta Robbins Phillips (Cambridge Springs, PA), by Kipp Melat. Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Edward Roberts1,2

b. 1 April 1819, d. 27 September 1885
FatherEdward Roberts3
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
Edward Roberts
     Edward Roberts was born on 1 April 1819 in Cruggion, Alberbury Parish, Montgomeryshire, Wales.1,2 He was the son of Edward Roberts.3 He married Mary Lloyd, daughter of David Lloyd, on 24 March 1848 in Independent Chapel, Welsh Pool, Montgomeryshire, Wales.3 He died on 27 September 1885 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 66.1,2 He was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.1
     The name of Edward's first wife is unknown.
     Persuaded by his brother William, Edward Roberts and Mary set sail for America along with Eddie's sons John and Joseph on 26 May 1851 from Liverpool, England aboard the ship "Jane."4 According to Aunt Helen Steffee and Mary Sanford, the journey was very miserable and when they landed most of their possessions had disappeared. When they arrived in Rockland Township, Venango County, they were very disappointed and wanted to return to Wales, but did not have the money for the return trip.5,6 He filed a Declaration of Intention for naturalization on 16 July 1855 and was naturalized on 25 August 1857 in Franklin, Venango County.7
     Edward Roberts purchased 59 acres in Rockland Township, Venango County, in 1860 from Elihu and Isabel Chadwick.8 He purchased 105 acres in Rockland Township in 1862 from Arnold and Margaret Plumer.9 He and his family probably lived on this farm from the time they first arrived in Rockland Township. Edward built a log house for his family to live until he had the opportunity to purchase the land.10
     Edward Roberts was a farmer and raised draft horses which were known for their strength and endurance. They were sold to customers as far away as Pittsburgh.11,5 When Edward's two sons enlisted in the Union army during the Civil War, he was told that if his boys went away to war, his house would burn down. As predicted the house did burn down. Eddie commissioned a Mr. Porter, a barn builder from across the river, to rebuild the house. Mr. Porter built the two story house in exchange for a team of horses raised by Eddie. That house stood until 1986 when it was torn down and replaced by a modern structure. Eddie's great-granddaughter Mary Sanford still lives on his land.11,5
     Edward Roberts and Mary were members of the Rockland Methodist Episcopal Church.12
     When he died in 1885, Edward Roberts left his property in Rockland Township to his three surviving children. John was bequeathed a twenty-acre farm known as "Pottawottamic" where he was already living. The remaining property was to be divided among all three.13 Since he received the 20-acre farm from his father, an unknown person sold his share of the remaining property to his sisters Sarah and Lizzie for $460. Lizzie and her husband John T. Sanford took the eighty-six acres of land on the north side of the road where the house was located. Sarah and her husband Wilbert L. Smith took the seventy-seven acres located on the southern side of the road where the barn stood. The entire farm is still owned by descendants of Eddie and Mary.14
     Edward Roberts was to have been tall, had strawberry-red hair, light blue eyes and very white, freckled skin.6,5

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Mary Lloyd b. 23 Jan 1821, d. 31 Jul 1884
Children

Citations

  1. [S96] Gravestone, Edward Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  2. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 638 (biographical sketch of Edward Roberts). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  3. [S285] Marriage License, Edward Robert and Mary Lloyd-Jones, General Register Office, London, England. Hereinafter cited as Marriage License.
  4. [S492] Edward Roberts entry; Jane Passenger List, 26 May 1851; in Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals Arriving at New York 1820-1897 (n.p.: n.pub.), #280.
  5. [S347] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mary Sanford (Kennerdell, PA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  6. [S26] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Helen Melat Steffee (Rockville, MD (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat.
  7. [S493] Edward Roberts entry, Venango County Naturalizations, 1:179, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Naturalizations.
  8. [S143] Venango County Deeds, O:79, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  9. [S143] Venango County Deeds, U:626, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  10. [S121] Edward Roberts entry, 1852 Venango County tax records, Rockland Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  11. [S348] Letter from Flossie Sanford Coda (deceased) to Kipp Melat, undated; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  12. [S422] , Records of the Rockland Township Methodist Churches, Oil City, n.p., Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Rockland Tp. M.E. Church records.
  13. [S154] 6:174 will, Venango County Will, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  14. [S143] Venango County Deeds, 153:442; 161:19; and 160:331
    , Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  15. [S345] John Roberts, Death Certificate 19317 (14 Feb. 1917), (informant: J.E. Roberts), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  16. [S96] Gravestone, Joseph Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  17. [S346] Edward Roberts family, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Mary Sanford, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible.
  18. [S96] Gravestone, Thomas Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  19. [S96] Gravestone, Elizabeth L. Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  20. [S96] Gravestone, Emma Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  21. [S27] Sarah Jane Smith, Death Certificate 104500 (15 Nov 1940), (informant: Mrs. J. F. Crawford (daughter)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  22. [S96] Gravestone, David L. Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.

Mary Lloyd1

b. 23 January 1821, d. 31 July 1884
FatherDavid Lloyd2
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
Mary Lloyd Roberts
     Mary Lloyd was born on 23 January 1821 in Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales.1 She was the daughter of David Lloyd.2 She married (?) Jones.2 She married Edward Roberts, son of Edward Roberts, on 24 March 1848 in Independent Chapel, Welsh Pool, Montgomeryshire, Wales.2 She died on 31 July 1884 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 63.1 She was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.1
     Persuaded by his brother William, Mary Roberts and Edward set sail for America along with Eddie's sons John and Joseph on 26 May 1851 from Liverpool, England aboard the ship "Jane."3
     Mary Roberts and Edward were members of the Rockland Methodist Episcopal Church.4

Family 1

(?) Jones

Family 2

Edward Roberts b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 27 Sep 1885
Children

Citations

  1. [S96] Gravestone, Mary Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  2. [S285] Marriage License, Edward Robert and Mary Lloyd-Jones, General Register Office, London, England. Hereinafter cited as Marriage License.
  3. [S492] Edward Roberts entry; Jane Passenger List, 26 May 1851; in Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals Arriving at New York 1820-1897 (n.p.: n.pub.), #280.
  4. [S422] , Records of the Rockland Township Methodist Churches, Oil City, n.p., Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Rockland Tp. M.E. Church records.
  5. [S346] Edward Roberts family, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Mary Sanford, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible.
  6. [S96] Gravestone, Thomas Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  7. [S96] Gravestone, Elizabeth L. Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  8. [S96] Gravestone, Emma Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  9. [S27] Sarah Jane Smith, Death Certificate 104500 (15 Nov 1940), (informant: Mrs. J. F. Crawford (daughter)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  10. [S96] Gravestone, David L. Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  11. [S347] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mary Sanford (Kennerdell, PA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

Charles Louis Hoffman1,2

b. 3 December 1871, d. 2 May 1917
FatherLouis Charles Hoffman1 b. 6 May 1849, d. 17 Aug 1911
MotherCatherine Spies1 b. 15 Jun 1851, d. 23 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     Charles Louis Hoffman was born on 3 December 1871 in Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies.1 He married Emma Rose Eisenman, daughter of Miles Eisenman and Elizabeth Albaugh, on 8 October 1895 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.2,1 He died on 2 May 1917 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 45.1 He was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.1
     Charles Louis Hoffman was employed by the Rush Barrel Works in Oil City and was acting as foreman at the plant at the time of his death. According to his obituary "he was one of the most industrious men connected with the plant and gained the esteem of his workmen by his courteous treatment of them and his willingness to always do more than his share."1
     Charles Louis Hoffman and Emma Rose Hoffman lived at 142 Charlton Street, Oil City.1,3 He and Emma Rose Hoffman were members of the First Presbyterian Church.1 He was a member of the Oil City Lodge No. 589, I.O.O.F in 1913.1
     Charles Louis Hoffman died "from injuries received in an automobile accident April 8 [1917]. The car which he was driving left the road on the brick pavement near Seneca and rolled over twice into the ditch. Mr. Hoffman was pinned under the car but his injuries were not considered serious at the time. A blood clot formed and he sank rapidly in the last few days."1

Family

Emma Rose Eisenman b. 10 Jun 1874, d. 10 Apr 1950
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Charles L. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, May1917, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Emma Rose Eisenman and Charles Louis Hoffman, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cornplanter Tp., Charlton St., Emma Hoffman household, National Archives, (Emma R. Hoffman, 46, wd, PA; Charles H., 23, PA/NY/PA, barber; Catherine E., 22, PA/NY/PA, stenographer; Ferdinand M., 19, PA/NY/PA).
  4. [S8] Catherine E. Smith obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 3 Feb. 1984, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S8] Ferdinand Miles Hoffman obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) Feb. 1923, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Emma Rose Eisenman1

b. 10 June 1874, d. 10 April 1950
FatherMiles Eisenman2 b. 10 May 1840, d. 7 May 1906
MotherElizabeth Albaugh2 b. 12 Feb 1849, d. 27 Sep 1937
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     Emma Rose Eisenman was born on 10 June 1874 in Fryburg, Washington Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.2 She was the daughter of Miles Eisenman and Elizabeth Albaugh.2 She married Charles Louis Hoffman, son of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies, on 8 October 1895 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.3,4 She died on 10 April 1950 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 75.2 She was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.2
     Emma Rose Hoffman and Charles Louis Hoffman lived at 142 Charlton Street, Oil City.4,5 She and Charles Louis Hoffman were members of the First Presbyterian Church.4

Family

Charles Louis Hoffman b. 3 Dec 1871, d. 2 May 1917
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Charles W. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1917, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S8] Emma R. Hoffman obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) Apr. 1950, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Emma Rose Eisenman and Charles Louis Hoffman, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S8] Obituary of Charles L. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, May1917, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Cornplanter Tp., Charlton St., Emma Hoffman household, National Archives, (Emma R. Hoffman, 46, wd, PA; Charles H., 23, PA/NY/PA, barber; Catherine E., 22, PA/NY/PA, stenographer; Ferdinand M., 19, PA/NY/PA).
  6. [S8] Charles W. Hoffman obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 26 Feb. 1991, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  7. [S8] Catherine E. Smith obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 3 Feb. 1984, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  8. [S8] Ferdinand Miles Hoffman obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) Feb. 1923, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Louise Hoffman1

b. 5 September 1873, d. 8 January 1954
FatherLouis Charles Hoffman1 b. 6 May 1849, d. 17 Aug 1911
MotherCatherine Spies1 b. 15 Jun 1851, d. 23 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     Louise Hoffman was born on 5 September 1873 in Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies.1 She married William Kingsley Ray, son of John Ray and Florence Lyons, on 12 June 1900 in Clapp Farm, Cornplanter Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.2,3 She died on 8 January 1954 in Oil City, Venango County, at age 80.1 She was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.4
     Louise Hoffman went by the name of Lucy. She and William Kingsley Ray lived at 145 Charlton Street, Oil City, since 1904.3 She and William Kingsley Ray were members of the First Presbyterian Church.3

Family

William Kingsley Ray b. 22 Jan 1862, d. 18 May 1933
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Louise Hoffman Ray, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 9 Jan. 1954, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, William Kingsley Ray and Louise Hoffman, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S8] William K. Ray obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 19 May 1933, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  4. [S65] Gravestone, Louise Ray, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  5. [S8] William A. Ray obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 1 Oct. 1990, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  6. [S8] Emma Louise Knox obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 21 Sep. 1994, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  7. [S8] Hazel Busch obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) July 1982, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  8. [S8] Catherine F. Cross obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 19 Jun 2001, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  9. [S769] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Emma Ray McFarland Knox (Seneca, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1979 telephone conversation.

William Kingsley Ray1

b. 22 January 1862, d. 18 May 1933
FatherJohn Ray1
MotherFlorence Lyons1
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     William Kingsley Ray was born on 22 January 1862 in Pithole, Cornplanter Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of John Ray and Florence Lyons.1 He married Louise Hoffman, daughter of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies, on 12 June 1900 in Clapp Farm, Cornplanter Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.2,1 He died on 18 May 1933 in Oil City, Venango County, at age 71.1 He was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.1
     William Kingsley Ray and Lucy Ray lived at 145 Charlton Street, Oil City, since 1904.1 He was an oil operator in various fields in the Oil City area and was later employed by the Pennzoil Company.1 He and Lucy Ray were members of the First Presbyterian Church.1 He was a member of the Oil City Lodge, No. 589, I.O.O.F.1

Family

Louise Hoffman b. 5 Sep 1873, d. 8 Jan 1954
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] William K. Ray obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 19 May 1933, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, William Kingsley Ray and Louise Hoffman, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S8] William A. Ray obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 1 Oct. 1990, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  4. [S8] Emma Louise Knox obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 21 Sep. 1994, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S8] Hazel Busch obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) July 1982, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  6. [S8] Catherine F. Cross obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 19 Jun 2001, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  7. [S769] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Emma Ray McFarland Knox (Seneca, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1979 telephone conversation.

William Hoffman1

b. 21 September 1875, d. 18 April 1939
FatherLouis Charles Hoffman1 b. 6 May 1849, d. 17 Aug 1911
MotherCatherine Spies1 b. 15 Jun 1851, d. 23 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     William Hoffman was born on 21 September 1875 in Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies.1 He married Margaret Elizabeth Moelter, daughter of Adam Moelter and Magdalena Gothi, on 11 November 1903 in Manhattan, New York.3,4 He married Edna Mae Highgate, daughter of Henry C. Highgate and Hannah Jane Baum, on 30 June 1916.1 He died on 18 April 1939 in Oil City, Venango County, at age 63.1 He was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango County.1
     William Hoffman was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Rush Barrel Works.5,2 He was a prominent member of the Oil City Lodge No. 589, I.O.O.F. He and Edna were members of the First Presbyterian Church.5 He and Edna Mae Hoffman lived in 225 Hone Avenue, Oil City.5

Family 1

Margaret Elizabeth Moelter b. Jul 1870, d. 14 Mar 1908

Family 2

Edna Mae Highgate b. 29 Aug 1885, d. 6 Jan 1947
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of William Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1939, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S973] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]; Registration Location: Venango County, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1926742; Draft Board: 2, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  3. [S1273] New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Margareth Moelter, viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).
  4. [S8] Margaret E. Hoffman obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 16 Mar 1908, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S8] William Hoffman obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) April 1939, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  6. [S8] Dorothy Wilson obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) June 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Edna Mae Highgate1

b. 29 August 1885, d. 6 January 1947
FatherHenry C. Highgate2
MotherHannah Jane Baum2
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     Edna Mae Highgate was born on 29 August 1885 in Alum Rock, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.2 She was the daughter of Henry C. Highgate and Hannah Jane Baum.2 She married William Hoffman, son of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies, on 30 June 1916.1 She died on 6 January 1947 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 61.2 She was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.2
     Edna Mae Hoffman and William Hoffman lived in 225 Hone Avenue, Oil City.3

Family

William Hoffman b. 21 Sep 1875, d. 18 Apr 1939
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of William Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1939, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S8] Edna Hoffman obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 7 Jan. 1947, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S8] William Hoffman obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) April 1939, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  4. [S8] Dorothy Wilson obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) June 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Louis A. Hoffman1

b. 1884, d. 13 October 1892
FatherLouis Charles Hoffman1 b. 6 May 1849, d. 17 Aug 1911
MotherCatherine Spies1 b. 15 Jun 1851, d. 23 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     Louis A. Hoffman was born in 1884 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies.1 He died on 13 October 1892 in Oil City.1 He was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.2

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Louis A. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1892, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S65] Gravestone, Louis A. Hoffman, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.

Ida Freda Hoffman1,2

b. 14 April 1890, d. 13 October 1969
FatherLouis Charles Hoffman1,3 b. 6 May 1849, d. 17 Aug 1911
MotherCatherine Spies1,2 b. 15 Jun 1851, d. 23 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     Ida Freda Hoffman was born on 14 April 1890 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies.1,3,2 She married Arthur Edgar Bird on 9 November 1921.2 She died on 13 October 1969 in Oil City at age 79.1,2 She was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.1
     Ida Freda Bird and Arthur Edgar Bird lived in 106 Maple Avenue, Oil City.4 She was a graduate of Welch's Business School and employed as a secretary for Brundred Oil Company for 42 years.1,5 She and Arthur Edgar Bird were members of the Presbyterian church.4 She and Arthur Edgar Bird had no children.

Family

Arthur Edgar Bird b. 25 Dec 1887, d. 7 Dec 1969

Citations

  1. [S8] Ida F. Bird obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 14 Oct. 1969, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Marriage license of Ida Freda Hoffman and Arthur Edgar Bird, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Ida Freda Hoffman and Arthur Edgar Bird, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S8] Arthur E. Bird obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 8 Dec 1969, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 3rd Ward, Charlton St., Catherine Hoffman household, National Archives, (Catherine Hoffman, 68, NY/Ger/Ger; Ida F., 38, single, PA/NY/NY, stenographer/Brundred Oil Co.; Charles Spies, 20, NY/NY/NY, laborer/barrel works).

Arthur Edgar Bird1

b. 25 December 1887, d. 7 December 1969
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     Arthur Edgar Bird was born on 25 December 1887 in Birmingham, England.2 He married Ida Freda Hoffman, daughter of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies, on 9 November 1921.1 He died on 7 December 1969 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 81.2 He was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.2
     Arthur Edgar Bird and Ida Freda Bird lived in 106 Maple Avenue, Oil City.2 He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years in Oil City.2 He and Ida Freda Bird were members of the Presbyterian church.2 He and Ida Freda Hoffman had no children.

Family

Ida Freda Hoffman b. 14 Apr 1890, d. 13 Oct 1969

Citations

  1. [S10] Venango County (PA) Marriage License, Marriage license of Ida Freda Hoffman and Arthur Edgar Bird, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S8] Arthur E. Bird obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 8 Dec 1969, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Caroline C. Hoffman1,2

b. 1891, d. 18 November 1892
FatherLouis Charles Hoffman1,2 b. 6 May 1849, d. 17 Aug 1911
MotherCatherine Spies1,2 b. 15 Jun 1851, d. 23 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Louis Charles Hoffman
     Caroline C. Hoffman was born in 1891 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of Louis Charles Hoffman and Catherine Spies.1,2 She died on 18 November 1892 in Oil City.1,2 She was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.2

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Caroline C. Hoffman, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1892, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S65] Gravestone, Caroline C. Hoffman, Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.

Henry Spies1,2

b. circa 1825, d. between 1866 and 1869
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
     Henry Spies was born circa 1825 in Baden, Germany.1,2 He married Barbara Wickenhauser on 3 August 1851 in St. Peter German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.3,4,1 He died between 1866 and 1869 in Buffalo, New York, when his youngest known daughter Caroline was born and when his wife Barbara appears in the Buffalo city directory by name.1,5,6
     Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser emigrated from Germany and made their home in Sixth Ward, Buffalo, New York.7,8 He was a baker in Buffalo.9

Family

Barbara Wickenhauser b. May 1827, d. 5 Jul 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, Sixth Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives.
  2. [S287] 1870 Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, Sixth Ward, Catherine Spies household, National Archives, (youngest daughter Caroline was born in 1866).
  3. [S971] St. Peters German Evangelical Church Records, Buffalo NY 1847-1854, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jillaine/stpeters/, Marriage Record, Heinrich Speiss and Barbara Wichenhaussen, 3 Aug 1851.
  4. [S1273] New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Barbara Spies (daughter of Henry and Barbara Spies, shows mother's maiden name as Wickenauser), viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).
  5. [S287] 1870 Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, Sixth Ward, Barbara Spies household, National Archives, (youngest daughter Caroline was born in 1866).
  6. [S970] Buffalo, New York 1869 City Directory, online http://distantcousin.com/Directories/NY/Buffalo/1869/, p. 461 (Mrs. Barbara Spies entry).
  7. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, 6th Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives, (Henry Spies, 35, Baden, baker, real estate $300, personal estate $1000; Barbara, 34, Baden; Catherine, 10, NY; Christina, 7, NY; Louisa, 4, NY; Barbara, 3; Henry, 1 6/12, NY).
  8. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Barbara Spies household, National Archives, (Barbara Spies, May 1827, Ger/Ger/Ger, wd, 8child/6lvg, imm 1825, years in US 45 [sic]).
  9. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, 6th Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives, (Henry Spies, 35, Baden, baker, real estate $300, personal estate $1000...).
  10. [S31] Catherine Hoffman, Death Certificate 19725 (25 Feb 1927), (informant: H. M. Hoffman (son)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  11. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives.
  12. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives, (records birthdate as Aug. 1860).
  13. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives.
  14. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Henry M. Spies household, National Archives.
  15. [S287] 1870 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Barbara Spies household, National Archives.
  16. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Charles Spies household, National Archives.
  17. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives, (birthdate recorded as Apr. 1870).

Barbara Wickenhauser1,2

b. May 1827, d. 5 July 1900
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
Barbara Spies
     Barbara Wickenhauser was born in May 1827 in Baden, Germany.3 She married Henry Spies on 3 August 1851 in St. Peter German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.4,5,6 She died on 5 July 1900 in Titusville, Crawford County, at age 73.3
     Barbara Wickenhauser and Henry Spies emigrated from Germany and made their home in Sixth Ward, Buffalo, New York.7,8 After her husband died, Barbara Spies was keeping a grocery store at 487 Genesee Street in Sixth Ward, Buffalo.9,10 She was living in Manhattan, New York City, on 18 June 1900 where she rented a boarding house.11

Family

Henry Spies b. c 1825, d. bt 1866 - 1869
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Barbara Spies household, National Archives.
  2. [S1273] New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Barbara Spies, viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).
  3. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Catherine Spies household, National Archives.
  4. [S971] St. Peters German Evangelical Church Records, Buffalo NY 1847-1854, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jillaine/stpeters/, Marriage Record, Heinrich Speiss and Barbara Wichenhaussen, 3 Aug 1851.
  5. [S1273] New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Barbara Spies (daughter of Henry and Barbara Spies, shows mother's maiden name as Wickenauser), viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).
  6. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, Sixth Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives.
  7. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, 6th Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives, (Henry Spies, 35, Baden, baker, real estate $300, personal estate $1000; Barbara, 34, Baden; Catherine, 10, NY; Christina, 7, NY; Louisa, 4, NY; Barbara, 3; Henry, 1 6/12, NY).
  8. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Barbara Spies household, National Archives, (Barbara Spies, May 1827, Ger/Ger/Ger, wd, 8child/6lvg, imm 1825, years in US 45 [sic]).
  9. [S287] 1870 Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, 6th Ward, Catherine Spies household, National Archives, (Catherine Spies, 43, Baden, keeping store, real estate $400, personal estate $4000; Henry 11; Susanna 9; Catherine, 19; Charles, 6; Caroline, 4).
  10. [S970] Buffalo, New York 1869 City Directory, online http://distantcousin.com/Directories/NY/Buffalo/1869/, p. 461 (Mrs. Barbara Spies entry).
  11. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Houston St., Barbara Spies household, National Archives, (Barbara Spies, May 1827, Ger/Ger/Ger, wd, 8child/6lvg, imm 1825, years in US 45 [sic]; 4 boarders).
  12. [S31] Catherine Hoffman, Death Certificate 19725 (25 Feb 1927), (informant: H. M. Hoffman (son)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  13. [S971] St. Peters German Evangelical Church Records, Buffalo NY 1847-1854, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jillaine/stpeters/, Baptismal record of Catherine Spies.
  14. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives.
  15. [S971] St. Peters German Evangelical Church Records, Buffalo NY 1847-1854, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jillaine/stpeters/, Baptismal record of Christine Spies.
  16. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives, (records birthdate as Aug. 1860).
  17. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives.
  18. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Henry M. Spies household, National Archives.
  19. [S287] 1870 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Barbara Spies household, National Archives.
  20. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Charles Spies household, National Archives.
  21. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives, (birthdate recorded as Apr. 1870).

Gilbert Sanner1,2

b. circa 1841, d. after 1864
FatherJacob Sanner3,1 b. c 1772, d. c 1866
MotherMargaret (?)3,1 b. c 1800, d. 26 Aug 1876
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
     Gilbert Sanner was born circa 1841 in Canal Township, Venango County.1,2 He was the son of Jacob Sanner and Margaret (?)3,1 He married Nancy Agnes Beatty, daughter of Francis Beatty and Mary Donahey.4,5 He died after 1864 near Cooperstown, Jackson Township, Venango County.1,2
     As heirs of Francis Beatty, William Henry Beatty, his wife Josephine, Nancy Agnes Beatty, her husband Gilbert Sanner, Mary Ann Beatty, her husband James McMillen, and Francis C. Beatty sold Francis Beatty's 111 acres farm in Jackson Township, Venango County, to William Frazier of Sugarcreek Township, Venango County for $500 to each of Francis' children.6 Gilbert Sanner was taxed for 25 acres in Jackson Township in 1865. This land was probably conveyed to Gilbert by his father Jacob Sanner. The piece of property continued to be taxed to Gilbert's heirs following his death.7
     As heirs of Gilbert Sanner, an unknown person sold Gilbert's 25 acres in Jackson Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Bleakley of Jackson Township for $375 in 1889. The deed states that this land was conveyed to Gilbert by Jacob Sanner, although there is no recorded deed for that transfer. The deed was signed on 25 January 1889 and recorded in Franklin on 21 February 1889.8

Family

Nancy Agnes Beatty b. 20 Aug 1837, d. 2 May 1920
Child

Citations

  1. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Jackson Tp., Jacob Sanner household, National Archives.
  2. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, Francis Beatty estate papers, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (Gilbert still living in March 1864). Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  3. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Canal Tp., J. Sanner household, National Archives.
  4. [S290] Obituary of Mrs. W. C. McMillen, Clarion Democrat, Clarion, PA, 4 May 1920. Hereinafter cited as Clarion Democrat.
  5. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, Francis Beatty estate papers, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  6. [S143] Venango County Deeds, vol. HH, pp. 1 and 2, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  7. [S121] Guilbert Siner entry, 1865 Venango County tax records, Jackson Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  8. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 169:116, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  9. [S231] Obituary of Frank G. Sanner, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 26 June 1944, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

Nancy Agnes Beatty1,2

b. 20 August 1837, d. 2 May 1920
FatherFrancis Beatty3 b. bt 1790 - 1800, d. 14 Aug 1843
MotherMary Donahey4 b. bt 1800 - 1810
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
Nancy (Beatty) Sanner McMillen
     Nancy Agnes Beatty was born on 20 August 1837 near Cooperstown, Jackson Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of Francis Beatty and Mary Donahey.3,4 She married Gilbert Sanner, son of Jacob Sanner and Margaret (?).2,5 She married William Carson McMillen, son of James McMillen and Elizabeth Mitchell, circa 1874.6 She died on 2 May 1920 in Clarion, Clarion County, from complication of a fall in which she broke her arm at the shoulder and fractured her hip bone.1,2,7 She was buried in Asbury Methodist Cemetery, Day, Clarion Township, Clarion County.1
     Nancy Agnes Beatty was enumerated in the household of John Bouchner in the 1860 Census of Canal Township, Venango County.8      
As heirs of Francis Beatty, William Henry Beatty, his wife Josephine, Nancy Agnes Beatty, her husband Gilbert Sanner, Mary Ann Beatty, her husband James McMillen, and Francis C. Beatty sold Francis Beatty's 111 acres farm in Jackson Township, Venango County, to William Frazier of Sugarcreek Township, Venango County for $500 to each of Francis' children.9
     As heirs of Gilbert Sanner, an unknown person sold Gilbert's 25 acres in Jackson Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Bleakley of Jackson Township for $375 1889.10
     Nancy Agnes Beatty and William Carson McMillen lived in Clarion County where Carson was a farmer and a lumberman.11,12 Nancy and William were living on Olean Road, Corsica, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, in 1910.13 She and William Carson McMillen were living on 2nd Avenue, Clarion, Clarion County, in 1920.14
     Nancy Agnes McMillen had five children, three of whom were living in 1910.15

Family 1

Gilbert Sanner b. c 1841, d. a 1864
Child

Family 2

William Carson McMillen b. 9 Mar 1844, d. 28 Jul 1926
Children

Citations

  1. [S289] Nancie McMillen, Death Certificate 56764 (3 May 1920), (informant: W. C. McMillen (husband)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  2. [S290] Obituary of Mrs. W. C. McMillen, Clarion Democrat, Clarion, PA, 4 May 1920. Hereinafter cited as Clarion Democrat.
  3. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB N:395 (quit-claim deed for Francis Beatty estate), Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  4. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB N:395, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  5. [S148] Venango County Orphan's Court, Francis Beatty estate papers, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Orphan's Court.
  6. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Clarion Tp., William C. McMillen household, National Archives, (states they were married 26 years).
  7. [S291] Obituary of Mrs. W. C. McMillen, Clarion Republican, Clarion, PA, 6 May 1920. Hereinafter cited as Clarion Republican.
  8. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Canal Tp., John Bouchner household, National Archives.
  9. [S143] Venango County Deeds, vol. HH, pp. 1 and 2, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  10. [S143] Venango County Deeds, DB 169:116, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  11. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Millcreek Tp., William C. McMillen household, National Archives, (William C. McMillen, 40, PA/PA/PA, farmer; Nancy, 42, PA/PA/PA; George, 17, PA/PA/PA, step-son, works on farm; George, 11, PA/PA/PA, son; John T., 10, PA/PA/PA, son; William, 6, PA/PA/PA, son; Robert M., 6/12, PA/PA/PA, son).
  12. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Clarion Tp., Carson McMillen household, National Archives, (Carson McMillen, Mar 1844, PA/PA/PA, md26y, lumberman; Nancy, Aug 1837, PA/PA/PA, 5child/3lvg; Miles, Jan 1880, PA/PA/PA, teamster; Ida M. George, Feb 1881, PA/PA/PA, single, servant).
  13. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson Co., Corsica Boro, Olean Rd., William C. McMillen household, National Archives, (William C. McMillen, 66, m36y; Nancy A., 72, 5child/3lvg).
  14. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Clarion Boro, 2nd Ave.., W. C. McMillen household, National Archives, (W. C. McMillen, 75, PA/PA/PA, own home; Nancy, 82, PA/PA/PA).
  15. [S207] 1910 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson Co., Corsica Boro, William C. McMillen household, National Archives, (William C. McMillen, 66, m36y; Nancy A., 72, 5child/3lvg).
  16. [S231] Obituary of Frank G. Sanner, The News Herald, Franklin, PA, 26 June 1944, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  17. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Clarion Tp., Carson McMillen Jr. household, National Archives.
  18. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Clarion Tp., Carson McMillen household, National Archives.
  19. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Clarion Co., Millcreek Tp., William C. McMillen household, National Archives.

Roy Gilbert Sanner1,2

b. 30 October 1890, d. 24 February 1973
FatherGeorge Francis Sanner1,2 b. 19 Dec 1862, d. 24 Jun 1944
MotherMary Catherine Eisenman1,2 b. 10 Feb 1866, d. 6 Jul 1948
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
Roy Sanner
     Roy Gilbert Sanner was born on 30 October 1890 near Fisher, Mill Creek Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of George Francis Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman.1,2 He married Estella Gilmore on 15 December 1919.2,1 He died on 24 February 1973 in Orlando, Florida, at age 82.1,2 He was buried in Glenhaven Cemetery, Orlando, Florida.2
     Roy Gilbert Sanner served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He and Estella Gilmore had no children.

Citations

  1. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  2. [S8] Obituary of Roy Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Estella Gilmore1

ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
     Estella Gilmore married Roy Gilbert Sanner, son of George Francis Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman, on 15 December 1919.1,2
     Estella Gilmore and Roy Gilbert Sanner had no children.

Family

Roy Gilbert Sanner b. 30 Oct 1890, d. 24 Feb 1973

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Roy Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.

Letha Ione Sanner1,2

b. 27 September 1892, d. 5 February 1973
FatherGeorge Francis Sanner1,2 b. 19 Dec 1862, d. 24 Jun 1944
MotherMary Catherine Eisenman1,2 b. 10 Feb 1866, d. 6 Jul 1948
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
     Letha Ione Sanner was born on 27 September 1892 near Fisher, Mill Creek Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of George Francis Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman.1,2 She married Harvey Truman Seigworth, son of Jacob F. Seigworth and Sarah Wiser, on 24 July 1911.2,1 She died on 5 February 1973 in Clarion County at age 80.1,2 She and Truman were buried in Dehner Cemetery, Washington Township, Clarion County.2
     Truman and Letha lived in a log cabin near Strattanville, Clarion County when they were first married.3 Letha Ione Seigworth and Truman attended the Evangelical church in Lickingville, the Lutheran church at Knox and the Mt Joy Church at Knox.3

Family

Harvey Truman Seigworth b. 7 Jun 1892, d. 1961
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  2. [S8] Obituary of Letha Seigworth, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S772] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Edna Seigworth Wolfgong (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  4. [S8] Edna M. Wolfgong obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 29 Jan. 2004 (online), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S8] Arthur "Jake" Seigworth obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 18 Apr. 2000 (online), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Harvey Truman Seigworth1,2

b. 7 June 1892, d. 1961
FatherJacob F. Seigworth3
MotherSarah Wiser3
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
     Harvey Truman Seigworth was born on 7 June 1892 near Lickingville, Washington Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.4 He was the son of Jacob F. Seigworth and Sarah Wiser.3 He married Letha Ione Sanner, daughter of George Francis Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman, on 24 July 1911.1,2 He died in 1961 in Knox, Clarion County.4 He and Letha were buried in Dehner Cemetery, Washington Township, Clarion County.1
     Harvey Truman Seigworth was known as Truman Seigworth. Truman and Letha lived in a log cabin near Strattanville, Clarion County when they were first married.3 He was a farmer all of his life, retiring in 1955.3 He and Letha attended the Evangelical church in Lickingville, the Lutheran church at Knox and the Mt Joy Church at Knox.3

Family

Letha Ione Sanner b. 27 Sep 1892, d. 5 Feb 1973
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Letha Seigworth, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1973, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  3. [S772] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Edna Seigworth Wolfgong (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  4. [S8] Obituary of Harvey Truman Seigworth, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S8] Edna M. Wolfgong obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 29 Jan. 2004 (online), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  6. [S8] Arthur "Jake" Seigworth obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 18 Apr. 2000 (online), Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Twila Grace Sanner1,2

b. 23 March 1894, d. 2 February 1983
FatherGeorge Francis Sanner1,2 b. 19 Dec 1862, d. 24 Jun 1944
MotherMary Catherine Eisenman1,2 b. 10 Feb 1866, d. 6 Jul 1948
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
     Twila Grace Sanner was born on 23 March 1894 near Fisher, Mill Creek Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of George Francis Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman.1,2 She married Albert Carl Saltzmann on 18 December 1913.1,2 She died on 2 February 1983 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 88.1,2 She and Albert were buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.2
     By 1912 Twila was living on Wilson Avenue, Oil City, with her sister Effie where Effie worked as a dressmaker and Twila worked as a housekeeeper.3

Family

Albert Carl Saltzmann d. 30 Sep 1976
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  2. [S8] Obituary of Twila Saltzmann, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1983, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S973] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) [database on-line], Oil City, PA, 1912, Effie Sanner and Twila Saner, viewed at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).
  4. [S776] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Sue Ellen Saltzmann Oxenham (Oil City, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1983.
  5. [S780] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Florence Saltzmann Sonne (Titusville, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1983.
  6. [S8] Robert C. Saltzmann obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 9 Jan. 1992, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  7. [S773] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Donald Saltzmann (Oil City, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982.

Albert Carl Saltzmann1,2

d. 30 September 1976
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
     Albert Carl Saltzmann married Twila Grace Sanner, daughter of George Francis Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman, on 18 December 1913.1,2 He died on 30 September 1976 in Oil City, Venango County.1,2 He and Twila were buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.2
     Albert Carl Saltzmann was first employed at the Saltzmann Brewery in Clapp Farm, Oil City. In 1929 he went to work for National Fuel Gas Company in Oil City.3

Family

Twila Grace Sanner b. 23 Mar 1894, d. 2 Feb 1983
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  2. [S8] Obituary of Twila Saltzmann, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1983, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S773] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Donald Saltzmann (Oil City, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982.
  4. [S776] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Sue Ellen Saltzmann Oxenham (Oil City, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1983.
  5. [S780] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Florence Saltzmann Sonne (Titusville, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1983.
  6. [S8] Robert C. Saltzmann obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 9 Jan. 1992, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Margaret Ruth Sanner1,2

b. 14 February 1896, d. 4 March 1983
FatherGeorge Francis Sanner1,2 b. 19 Dec 1862, d. 24 Jun 1944
MotherMary Catherine Eisenman1,2 b. 10 Feb 1866, d. 6 Jul 1948
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
Ruth Sanner McGraw
     Margaret Ruth Sanner was born on 14 February 1896 near Fisher, Mill Creek Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of George Francis Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman.1,2 She married Michael Joseph McGraw on 4 August 1916.2,1 She died on 4 March 1983 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 87.2 She and Michael were buried in Calvary Cemetery, Oil City.2
     Margaret Ruth Sanner was known as Ruth. She and Michael were members of St. Joseph's Church.3

Family

Michael Joseph McGraw d. 15 Nov 1968
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  2. [S8] Obituary of Ruth M. McGraw, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1983, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S774] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mary Jane (McGraw) Carter (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982.
  4. [S8] Margaret R. Wagner obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 28 Feb. 1994, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S8] Donald McGraw obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 10 Oct. 1998, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  6. [S8] Mary Jane Carter obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 3 Dec. 1982, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Michael Joseph McGraw1,2

d. 15 November 1968
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
Mike McGraw
     Michael Joseph McGraw married Margaret Ruth Sanner, daughter of George Francis Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman, on 4 August 1916.1,2 He died on 15 November 1968.1 He and Ruth were buried in Calvary Cemetery, Oil City.1
     Michael Joseph McGraw and Ruth were members of St. Joseph's Church.3 He was employed by Pennzoil in Oil City.3

Family

Margaret Ruth Sanner b. 14 Feb 1896, d. 4 Mar 1983
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Ruth M. McGraw, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1983, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  3. [S774] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mary Jane (McGraw) Carter (deceased), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982.
  4. [S8] Margaret R. Wagner obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 28 Feb. 1994, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  5. [S8] Donald McGraw obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 10 Oct. 1998, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  6. [S8] Mary Jane Carter obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 3 Dec. 1982, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

John Elmer Sanner1,2

b. 17 October 1898, d. 10 April 1971
FatherGeorge Francis Sanner1,2 b. 19 Dec 1862, d. 24 Jun 1944
MotherMary Catherine Eisenman1,2 b. 10 Feb 1866, d. 6 Jul 1948
ChartsDescendant of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Eisenman) Sanner
     John Elmer Sanner was born on 17 October 1898 near Fisher, Mill Creek Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of George Francis Sanner and Mary Catherine Eisenman.1,2 He married Olive Belle Harkless on 25 September 1920.1,2 He married Margaret Lucinda Blair.3 He died on 10 April 1971 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 72.1,2 He and Olive were buried in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Cranberry Township, Venango County.4
     John Elmer Sanner and Olive Belle Harkless raised their grandson.5 He was employed by National Transit and Oilwell.4

Family 1

Olive Belle Harkless b. 10 Apr 1903, d. 25 Feb 1955
Children

Family 2

Margaret Lucinda Blair b. 22 Oct 1907, d. 28 Jan 1993

Citations

  1. [S29] Floyd McMullen, The J. R. Eisenman Family (n.p.: privately printed, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as The J. R. Eisenman Family.
  2. [S8] Obituary of John E. Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1971, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S8] Obituary of Margaret L. Sanner, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (unknown date) 1993, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  4. [S775] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Betty Sanner George (Seneca, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982.
  5. [S785] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Dorothy Sanner McCandless (Cranberrry, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1983.
  6. [S8] John B. Sanner obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 9 Apr 1981, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  7. [S8] Dorothy Sanner McCandless obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 25 Mar. 1996, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  8. [S8] Howard F. Sanner obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 16 Apr. 1992, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  9. [S8] Raqymond L. Sanner obituary, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 5 Jan. 1997, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  10. [S788] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Deborah Stranford Turcotte (Oil City, PA), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).