Columbia & Montour County, PA Genealogy Collection #1 - CD / DVD
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Columbia & Montour County
Pennsylvania Genealogy Collection #1
This collection consists of a number of historical and biographical volumes published on Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania. Published between 1847 and 1915, these volumes include over 4,100 pages, providing a wealth of information on the history of these counties and their residents. Hundreds of individuals and families are covered, outlining their lives, their ancestors and descendants. In fact, these books are often the primary references used in genealogical research of families who lived in this county.
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1) History and Topography of Northumberland, Huntingdon, Mifflin,
Centre, Union, Columbia, Juniata and Clinton Counties, PA.
I. D. Rupp, 1847, 567 pages
The full title of the publication is:
"History and Topography of Northumberland, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Union, Columbia, Juniata and Clinton Counties, PA. Embracing local and general events, leading incidents, descriptions of the principal boroughs, towns, villages, etc."
The book begins with a general history of the territory of these counties, (which also embraced the area of Snyder and Montour Counties, formed later), including its native inhabitants, the settlement of the area, discussion of the Germans and Scotch-Irish who played a large part in settling Pennsylvania, and also the Indian troubles leading up to the Revolution. Following this attention is given to each of the counties mentioned in the title. The information provided on the counties is a description of its geological features, the formation of the county, its public improvements over the years, and descriptions on each of the county's major towns. The concluding portion of the book also contains some biographies of important men of Pennsylvania: Conrad Weiser, Count Zinzendorf, David Brainerd, David Zeisberger, Simon Snder, John Harris, Colonel Hartley, George Croghan, Col. John Kelly, and David R. Porter.
A - Minutes of conferences held by the indians on the encroachments of the whites upon their lands, May & June of 1750.
B - Extracts from the Hallische Nachrichten describing the efforts of Neulaneders to persuade Germans to immigrate to Pennsylvania.
C - Correspondence from Shamokin (Sunbury, Northumberland County) on dealings with the Indians from 1740-1758.
D - Correspondence associated with George Croghan and his residence Aughwick (Old Town).
E - Account and correspondence regarding the imprisonment and assisted escape of Frederick Stump and John Ironcutter.
F - Account of Tedyescung, the last chief of the Delaware Indians.
G - Dr. Priestly's Case, concerning riots of the town of Birmingham, which destroyed some of his property.
H - A copy of the act to establish a University at Lewisburg (now Bucknell University).
This is one of the first historical volumes published on Columbia County, PA. It discusses the history and development of the county and its major towns of Bloomsburg, Berwick, Catawissa, and Jerseytown. It also covers aspects of the county's government, agriculture, industry, military involvement, etc.
2) A History of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
John G. Freeze, 1883, 583 pages
3) History of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania
J. H. Battle, 1887, 899 pages
This is the first dual-county biographical volume for Columbia and Montour Counties, PA. It contains a wealth of historical and biographical information on these counties and their citizens. Hundreds of individuals and families from the region are touched on and there are a number of portraits of these persons included.
4) Book of Biographies. Biographical Sketches of
Leading Citizensof the 17th Congressional District, Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, 1899, 680 pages
This publication is a collection of biographies from the areas of Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, and Sullivan Counties in Pennsylvania. This information highlights many of the important men and families who helped this part of Pennsylvania to prosper over the decades. This is an excellent resource for historical or genealogical research, and a nice addition to the other historical / biographical volumes published for this area.
Adams, Alexander, Angle, Arment, Armstrong, Aucker, Auten, Avery, Baker, Baldy, Barton, Beahen, Bealor, Beaver, Beck, Bedford, Bennett, Bergstresser, Betts, Bigger, Binder, Bird, Black, Bloom, Bobb, Bogardus, Boody, Botsford, Bower, Boyd, Breckel, Breece, Brennen, Brewster, Bright, Brobst, Brong, Brower, Brown, Bryfogle, Buck, Buckalew, Buddinger, Burg, Cadwallader, Cake, Camp, Campbell, Carl, Caswell, Cathcart, Catterall, Chalfant, Chester, Christian, Clement, Clifford, Colt, Conner, Cotner, Creasy, Croninger, Cruikshank, Cummings, Davenport, Davis, Dean, DeArmond, Deeter, Deininger, Derby, Dewart, Dickson, Diemer, Dillon, Diltz, Divel, Dorr, Drinker, Dunlap, Eckman, Edgar, Edwards, Elliott, Elwell, Erieg, Evans, Everett, Evert, Eves, Fagely, Faughnan, Faust, Fawcett, Ferris, Fertig, Fischer, Fisher, Fleming, Flynn, Forrester, Forry, Fosnot, Frick, Fritz, Fruit, Funk, Furmann, Gallagher, Gamble, Gansel, Gardner, Garr, Gearhart, Geisinger, Gibbons, Gilbert, Glenn, Glockler, Goeser, Golembiewski, Goodwill, Gorrey, Graham, Green, Grier, Gross, Grotz, Haas, Haley, Hall, Hamilton, Hancock, Hanion, Hannon, Harding, Harman, Harpel, Harris, Harrison, Harter, Hartman, Hartzell, Hassert, Hawley, Hazen, Heim, Heller, Hemingray, Hemingway, Hempsted, Hennessy, Herr, Herring, Higbee, Higgins, Hill, Hinckley, Hoffman, Hollenback, Hollister, Holloway, Holmes, Hoover, Horn, Houck, Howells, Huber, Hubler, Huckell, Hugo, Hull, Jefferson, John, Johnson, Jury, Karns, Kase, Kashner, Kay, Kearney, Keefer, Keim, Keiser, Kennedy, Kiefer, Kimble, Kitchen, Kliem, Kline, Knapp, Knight, Koch, Kocher, Kohlbraker, Konstankiewicz, Kopp, Kreamer, Kremer, Kreitzer, Krickbaum, Kulp, Kurtz, Laird, Lancaster, Laubauch, Lay, Leader, Leisering, Lesher, Lewis, Lilley, Little, Logan, Lonshore, Lorenz, Lotier, Low, Lowry, Luckenbill, Ludy, Magargel, Markle, Mason, Mauser, May, McBride, McCarthy, McCleery, McEliece, McElwee, McFarlane, McHenry,McKamey, McKillip, McWilliams, Mears, Meek, Mercer, Merithew, Meuwese, Meylert, Miller, Misicki, Momley, Monroe, Montelius, Montgomery, Moody, Moore, Morehead, Morton, Mowrey, Mullen, Myers, Newbaker, Newman, Norton, Oram, Osler, Ostrander, Packer, Pardoe, Paules, Pealer, Pensyl, Peterman, Phillips, Plumstead, Polk, Price, Priestly, Purcell, Purman, Quick, Quirk, Rabb, Raessler, Raker, Ramsey, Randall, Ratti, Raup, Reber, Rebman, Redeker, Reed, Reese, Reichert, Reimard, Rhawn, Richard, Richardson, Riehl, Robbins, Robertson, Robison, Rockefeller, Rogers, Rohrbach, Rothrock, Ryon, Rutter, Sands, Sanger, Savage, Savidge, Schaffer, Schill, Schlief, Schmick, Schneder, Schoener, Seely, Seibert, Seiler, Shannon, Sharpless, Sharretts, Shay, Shew, Shindel, Shipman, Shultz, shuman, Sidler, Slate, Small, Smink, Smith, Snyder, Sollenberger, Sowers, Stager, Starr, Staver, Stearns, Sterling, Stroh, Stroup, Sult, Supplee, Sweisfort, Swenk, Taggart, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Van Dyke, Vannan, Vastine, Vincent, Visick, Wallize, Walter, Walton, Watkins, Webster, Weicksel, Wells, Welsh, Wendling, Werkheiser, West, White, Whitley, Wiest, Wilcox, Williams, Willits, Wilson, Wolverton, Woodin, Wragg, Yost, Young, Zimmeman, Zuern
5) Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co., 1915, 1392 pages
This publication is an extensive historical and biographical volume for both Columbia and Montour Counties. The information is separated by county, and begins with a general discussion of the county's history and development. The information then proceeds to focus more narrowly on each township and borough, citing it's early settlers and their contribution to its growth as well as details about it's makeup.
The biographical sections are the major portion of this publication, comprising almost 1000 pages. The hundreds of biographies outline the histories and genealogies of many of the areas prominent men and families. There are also a number of portraits of these men and a few engravings of some of the important buildings of the area.
Abrams, Achy, Acor, Adams, Ahlers, Aikman, Albeck, Albertson, Alexander, Alleger, Altmiller, Amerman, Amesbury, Ammerman, Andy, Angell, Angle, Anthony, Appleman, Armes, Armstrong, Arnhold, Artley, Artman, Ash, Aten, Auten, Averill, Baker, Baldy, Bare, Barger, Barkley, Barnard, Barton, Bates, Baucher, Bauman, Beach, Beaver, Beck, Belles, Berninger, Beyer, Bibby, Biddle, Billheimer, Billig, Billmeyer, Bird, Bitler, Bittner, Black, Blank, Blee, Bloss, Blue, Bogart, Bombly, Boody, Boone, Boudman, Bower, Bowman, Boyd, Boyles, Brannen, Bredbenner, Berisch, Brewington, Brien, Bright, Brink, Britt, Brittain, Brobst, Brockway, Brower, Brown, Bruder, Brugler, Bruner, Brunner, Brunstetter, Bryan, Bucci, Bucher, Buck, Buckalew, Buckingham, Burhard, Burkey, Bush, Butler, Butt, Cadman, Campbell, Canouse, Carrathers, Carse, Catterall, Chalfant, Chamberlain, Chapman, Cherrington, Childs, Chrisman, Clapp, Clark, Clay, Clayton, Cleaver, Clewell, Cloud, Cohen, Coira, Cole, Colley, Comly, Conner, Conyngham, Cook, Cooper, Cornelison, Cotner, Crawford, Creasy, Creveling, Crispell, Crispin, Croop, Crossley, Culp, Cummings, Currin, Curry, Daniel, Davenport, Davis, Dean, Deen, Deily, Deitrick, Delanty, Delay, DeLong, De Mott, Dengler, Dentler, Depew, Derr, Deutsch, Dewald, DeWitt, Dice, Dickson, Dieffenbach, Dieffenbacher, Diehl, Dietrich, Dietterick, Dietz, Dildine, Dillon, Dirk, Divel, Dixon, Doan, Dodson, Donnel, Doster, Dreibelbis, Dreisbach, Drinker, Duggan, Dutt, Duy, East, Eaton, Eck, Eckman, Eckroth, Edgar, Edmondson, Edwards, Eisenhauer, Elliott, Ellis, Elmes, Elwell, Emmet, Emmett, Ent, Enterline, Ervin, Eshleman, Evans, Everett, Evert, Eves, Eyer, Fahringer, Fairchild, Fallon, Farley, Farver, Faus, Faust, Fedorco, Fegley, Fenstemaker, Fenstermacher, Fergerson, Ferris, Fetterman, Field, Fielding, Fiester, Fifield, Finigan, Finney, Fisher, Fister, Fleckenstine, Flick, Forney, Fornwald, Fortner, Foster, Foulk, Foust, Fowler, Fox, Frank, Frazer, Frazier, Freas, Freeze, Frey, Frick, Fritz, Fry, Funk, Furman, Furry, Gaertner, Galbraith, Gallagher, Garrett, Garrison, Gaskins, Gearhart, Geisinger, George, Gernert, Gibson, Giger, Gilbert, Gilds, Golmore, Girton, Girvan, Glenn, Gordner, Gotshall, Gotwalds, Graham, Gresh, Grier, Grotz, Grove, Grozier, Gruber, Guest, Guie, Gulics, Gulliver, Hagenbuch, Hager, Hagerman, Hall, Hancock, Harder, Harding, Haring, Harman, Harmon, Harpel, Harris, Harter, Hartline, Hartman, Hartzell, Hassert, Hauck, Haupt, Hauser, Hayden, Hayman, Heacock, Heim, Heller, Helwig, Hendershott, Hendricks, Hendrickson, Henkel, Henkelman, Henrie, Henry, Herr, Herring, Herrington, Hertz, Hess, Hetler, Hicks, Hidlay, Hildebrand, Hile, Hill, Hinckley, Hine, Hixson, Hock, Hockman, Hoffa, Hoffman, Holdren, Hollingshead, Holly, Hopkins, Hoppes, Hortman, Hosler, Houck, Housenick, Houtz, Howe, Hower, Hughes, Hull, Hunsinger, Hunt, Hyde, Hyssong, Ikeler, Iles, Irland, Ivey, Jack, Jackson, Jacobs, Jacoby, James, Jarrard, Jayne, John, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Karchner, Kase, Kaufman, Keck, Keifer, Keiner, Kelchner, Keller, Kelley, Kellogg, Kelso, Kepner, Kerswell, Kester, Kile, Kimble, Kindig, Kingsbury, Kirk, Kirkendall, Kirkham, Kisner, Kistler, Kitchen, Klase, Kline, Klinetob, Kling, Klinger, Knapp, Knecht, Knepper, Knittle, Knorr, Knouse, Kocher, Koons, Kostenbander, Kramm, Krebs, Kreischer, Kreisher, Kressler, Krumm, Kuhn, Kunkel, Kurtz, Landis, Laub, Laubach, Lazarus, Learn, Lechleitner, Lechner, Le Duc, Lee, Leffler, Legien, Lehman, Leiby, Lemon, Lenhart, Lesher, Letteer, Levan, Lewis, Lightner, Litchard, Little, Livziey, Lockard, Lockhart, Long, Longenberger, Loreman, Lormer, Lovett, Lowry, Lundy, Lutz, Lyman, Lyon, McAnall, McAuley, McBride, McClure, McCollum, McConnell, McCormick, McHenry, McKillip, McMahan, McMichael, McNeal, McVicker, McWilliams, MacCrea, MacDonald, MacIntyre, Madden, Magill, Magreevy, Mallery, Manning, Mansfield, Markle, Marks, Marr, Martin, Martz, Masteller, Masters, Maus, Mauser, Melick, Mensch, Meredith, Mericle, Merkel, Messersmith, Michael, Milheim, Millard, Miller, Mills, Milnes, Molyneaux, Monroe, Montgomery, Moomey, Moore, Mordan, Morgan, Moser, Mourer, Mowery, Mowrer, Mowrey, Munson, Murray, Murry, Musselman, Myerley, Myers, Newbaker, Newman, Neyhard, Noss, Nuss, Oglesby, Ohl, Oliver, Oman, Orth, Oswald, Owen, Oxley, Oyster, Paden, Parker, Patrick, Patten, Patterson, Paules, Peckham, Pentz, Peters, Petrikin, Petrovits, Petty, Pfahler, Phillips, Ploch, Poe, Pohe, Polk, Pollock, Price, Purpur, Pursel, Pursell, Quick, Quigg, Rae, Randall, Rank, Raseley, Raup, Reagan, Rebman, Reed, Reedy, Reese, Reifsnyder, Reiter, Remley, Reynolds, Rhawn, Rhinard, Rhoads, Rhodes, Richard, Richardson, Richie, Ricketts, Rider, Rinard, Ringrose, Rishel, Rittenhouse, Ritter, Robbins, Roberts, Robinson, Robison, Rockefeller, Rodenhoffer, Roderick, Rogers, Rohrbach, Rook, Rote, Roup, Rowe, Ruch, Ruhl, Runyan, Rupert, Russell, Rutter, Ryan, Salmon, Sandel, Sands, Savage, Savidge, Scarlet, Schlee, Schott, Schram, Schultz, Schweppenheiser, Sechler, Seely, Seidel, Seiple, Seybert, Shaffer, Shambach, Shannon, Sharpless, Shelhart, Sheriff, Sherman, Shew, Shires, Shive, Shoemaker, Shoop, Shreeve, Shugars, Shultz, Shuman, Sidler, Simington, Sitler, Smack, Smethers, Smith, Smithers, Snyder, Sober, Sones, Sponenberg, Stackhouse, Startzel, Stees, Steinman, Sterner, Stifnagle, Stiles, Still, Stine, Stock, Stone, Stout, Strawbridge, Stuart, Styer, Sult, Suplee, Sutliff, Swank, Swentek, Sweppenheiser, Taylor, Teple, Tewksbury, Thomas, Thompson, Thornton, Tilley, Tooey, Tooley, Townsend, Traugh, Trego, Trescott, Trowbridge, Trumbower, Tubbs, Turner, Umstead, Unangst, Updegraff, Utt, Van Alen, Van Campen, Vanderslice, Van Fossen, Van Horn, Vannan, Van Natta, Vastine, Vincent, Voris, Vought, Wagenseller, Wagner, Walker, Waller, Walp, Walter, Walton, Waters, Watson, Watters, Watts, Weikert, Weller, Welliver, Wells, Welsh, Wenner, Wertman, West, Whalen, Wheeler, White, Whitemire, Wigfall, Willliams, Willits, Wilson, Wintersteen, Witman, Wolf, Woodin, Woodward, Wyatt, Yagel, Yerrick, Yetter, Yocum, Yorks, Yost, Young, Youngman, Zarr, Zehnder, Zehner, Zerbe