Early Somerset County, Pa. Marriages
Marriage Records, for Somerset County, Pa.
The following records for 1840 through 1847 were found in an
old account book of John Hamer, J.P. of Shade Township, Somerset
County, Pa. After the names of most couples he wrote "Were
legally married" or "were joined in Holy Matrimony." The record
book was given to the society by a descendant, Dr. E.H. Coleman.
Some names were written in ink which is badly faded. We trust
that there are no errors in the transcription.
James McGREGOR to Rebecca LAMBERT, Oct. 15, 1840;
Joseph LEASURE to Leah WOLFORD, Nov. 28, 1840;
John BERKEY to Rachel ADAMS, Dec. 15, 1840;
John RHOADS to Polly FRITZ, Feb. 15, 1841;
Adam SORBER to Adeline DULL, May 1, 1841;
Jacob ? to Nancy GRIBBLE, June 15, 1841;
Jacob SPECHT to Matalena SNOWBERGER, Aug. 5, 1841;
Joseph MANGES to "Widow" FRITS, 28 Sep. 1841;
Jacob FOUST to Elizabeth FOUST, Sept. 28, 1841;
George CLARK to Matilda BERKEYPILE, Nov. 4, 1841, at the home
of E. Dunham in Shade twp.;
Jacob JONES of Westmoreland Co. to Eleanor MILLER, Jan. 10, 1842;
G. LOHR to Civilla REEL, Dec. 27, 1842.
Ephraim BERKEYPILE to Esther WILT, sister of John Wilt, Feb. 26,
1843, married near Coffee Hill School.
Samuel O. CARMAN to Barbara GAHAGAN, June 3, 1843;
Nathan MILLER to Elizaneth OLDHAM, June 11, 1843;
James MILLER to Mary LING, Sept. 15, 1843;
John DULL to Sarah WOLFORD, June 4, 1844 were by me pronounced
man and wife.
William THOMAS to Lucy Ann BERKEYPILE, June 10, 1844;
Ephrain BERKEYPILE to Sarah LING, Nov. 10, 1844;
Michael BEPLEY to Sarah HERSHBERGER, Feb. 19, 1845.
Joseph MENSER to Susan Foust, Apr. 13, 1845;
Jonathan YODER to Maria DULL, Apr. 15, 1845;
John DAILEY to Eva SELL, Aug. 7, 1845;
William JORDAN to Louisa A. FISHER, Sept. 23, 1845;
William REEL, Esq. to Sarah GRIBBLE, Jan. 11, 1846;
Peter LOHR to Susannah BERKEYPILE, Feb. 12, 1846;
John WOLFORD to Mary RYAN, June 4, 1846 at the home of her
father, John Ryan;
Frederick WEIMER to Margaret BUCHANAN, Dec. 31, 1846;
David BARNHART to Mary WOLFORD, Feb. 9, 1847 at her own home
in Shade Twp.;
Henry RHOADS to Susan FRITZ, Apr. 22, 1847;
Eli FIDLER to katy (Catherine) Ann LOHR, Apr. 27, 1847;
Thomas CRISSY to Hannah WOLFORD, Aug. 19, 1847;
Jacob DULL to Elizabeth WOLFORD, Aug. 24, 1847;
Thomas WILSON to Mary Jane FISHER, Aug. 26, 1847;
Daniel KNUPP to Mary WOLFORD, Jan. 1848;
Samuel CRISSEY to ? , Aug. 26, 1848.
Copied by --Marguerite L. Cockley
Somerset County Early Marriages
(May, 1976 Laurel Messenger, page 7)
Recorded 7th of April 1834, Jacob Crigler.
Charles ATCHISON to Mary Ann SHOEMAKER Dec. 25, 1844 (Both of
Daniel MILLER to Elizabeth LEWIS, Jan. 26, 1845.
Veid SPINDLER to Susan WIANT Feb. 6, 1845 (Both of Som. Co.)
Charles REEM to Mary SHAFFER Mar, 2, 1845.
Samuel WALKER to Susan HAY Nov. 16, 1845.
Jesse LONG to Lidia FRITZ Feb. 25, 1834.
Jonas SHAULIS to Eliza HERSH April 6, 1834.
Marriages by Charles Rees, Lutheran pastor
George HAUGER to Mary HAY May 31, 1836.
John HOOK to Hannah BEAGHLY July 3, 1836.
Jesse DEAL to Lyddia HOYMAN Oct. 27, 1836.
Henry YOUNG to Margretta AUMON Dec. 11, 1836.
Jacob KNABLE to Mary TEDROW Jan. 1, 1837.
John GEBHART to Mary A. LOWRY Jan. 31, 1837.
Herman LUCAS to Elizabeth KREEGER Feb. 2, 1837.
John F. UPHOUSE to Katherine KRIEGER Mar 14, 1837.
Jacob KIEFFER to Elizabeth SULLIVAN Apr. 9, 1837.
Hartman REITZ to Catherine GINTELSPERGER Apr. 13, 1837.
William WEIGLE to mary KNABLE Apr. 16, 1837.
John SAMSEL to Sally ANNAWALT Apr. 16, 1837.
David HUMBERT to Joanna ANKENY Apr. 23, 1837.
Jonathan WALKER to Matilda HAY Mar. 7, 1837.
David WEIMER to Catherine HARTMAN June 4, 1837.
Joseoh CLOSE to Sarah GEIGER June 15, 1837.
John ALSIP to Mary Ann METZGER Sept. 14, 1837.
Peter WEIMER to Lyddia PARKER Oct. 10, 1837.
William FRITZ to Eliza WELLER Dec. 10, 1837.
David KNABLE to Elizabeth BALDWIN Dec. 10, 1837.
Jefferson RHOADS, to Mary COLEMAN Jan. 7, 1838.
Henry KAHN to Susan GLASS Mar. 15, 1838.
John Dietrich KRIEGER to Sarah SHAWLES Apr. 5, 1838.
Joseph LICHTY to Nancy AUGUSTINE June 26, 1838.
John OTCHBAUGH to Matilda SMITH July 1, 1838.
Anderson SPENCER to Catherine GINDER July 5, 1838.
John KLINGELSMITH to Catherine SMITH Sept. 2. 1838.
Samuel BOGER to Dinah WALKER Sept. 9, 1838.
John DILL to Catherine KLINE Sept. 13, 1838.
Nicholas DICKEY to Maria Catherine COLEMAN Sept. 23, 1838.
Jacob GERHART to Catherine BROUCHER Sept. 30, 1838.
Daniel KUHNS to Matilda PROBST Nov. 1, 1838.
Henry BUCK to Elizabeth MOHLER Nov. 4, 1838.
Samuel PLATT to Sarah BRUBAKER Oct. , 1845.
John DEETER to Frances WARNER Dec. 23, 1845 (Both of Som. Co.)
John BOOSE to Mary Ann RAUCH Feb. 8, 1846 (Both of Som. Co.)
Henry GROTE to Susan BRANDT Mar. 12, 1846 (Both of Shanksville)
Marriages by C. Young
Jacob STAHL to Catherine KEPCHEN Oct. 4, 1846 (Both of Som. Co.)
John BARNES to Catherine RINK Nov. 26, 1846 (Both of Berlin)
John Michael MOHMULLER to Anna Barbara GILBORTH Dec. 9, 1846.
Joseph HUHN to Caroline DOMM Dec. 31, 1846 (Both of Som. Co.)
Benjamin BRAUCHER to Hannah DICKEY Jan. 3, 1847 (Both of Som. Co.)
Leonard ACKHARDT to Mrs. EYLEER Jan 25, 1847 (Both of Berlin)
Mark COLLINS to Ellin BRUBAKER Jan. 28, 1847 (Both of Berlin)
Jacob HEFFLEY to Delilah WELLER Feb. 11, 1847.
Hartman WRIGHT to Sarah GEIGER Feb. 18. 1847 (Both of Somerset Co.)
Levi FRITZ to Mary MILLER Feb. 21, 1847 (Both of Som. Co.)
John PIPHER to Caroline HOUPT Apr. 3, 1847.
Mr. DUNN to Mrs. Caroline SMITH June 8, 1847 (Both of Germany)
Benjamin WALKER to Mrs. Mary Ann IMHOFF July 18, 1847.
Augustus ALBRIGHT to Caroline SPECT Aug. 22, 1847.
David SPANGLER to Drusilla MOYER Dec. 16, 1847.
Marriages by Pastor Spangenberg
John Ernst DIETZ to Margaret GUTING Oct. 28, 1788.
David WEIMER to Christina FREY Dec. 2, 1788.
Jacob GUNDERMAN to Maria Elizabeth SCHWEITZER Dec. 23, 1788.
Helfrich THIEL to Barbara LOHR Dec. 28, 1788.
John MILLER, School master over thee Ridge to Dorothea FISHER Jan.
John KUMMER to Maria Elizabeth GRISSING Dec. 9, 1789.
Andreas TRAP to Justina SENTSIN Dec. 27, 1789.
Frederick ENRAY to Catherine WIRTH Feb. 1, 1790.
John BERKLE to Elizabeth SCHUTZ Feb. 2, 1790.
Andreas PUTTMAN to Elizabeth LEONHARD Apr. 5, 1790.
Ludwig BECKER to Maria Margaretha GLESSNER June 22, 1790.
Peter BRADFORD to Margaretha WEIMER July 13, 1790.
Peter GERY to Catherine KESTER July 29, 1790.
James BOYD to Anna Maria YAULER Aug. 3, 1790.
John DURST to Eva Margaret GLATFELDER Sept. 26, 1790.
John William KNEPPER to Elizabeth LINDESCHMIDT Apr. 3, 1792.
Henry BOYER to Elizabeth Wolf Mar. 26, 1793.
Clemems ENGLE to Margaret WEIMER ca 1791.
John MATHIAS to Elizabeth GUNDERMAN May 7, 1793.
Carl ZORN to Barbara WEIGAND Aug. 11, 1793. (from "Births and Baptisms"
by Ezra Saylor.)
Marriages From The Somerset Herald
(May, 1982 Laurel Messenger p. 43, 44)
Feb. 24, 1846:
Married Sunday last (22) by the Rev. P. Rizer, Mr. Alexander HOFFMAN to Miss Nancy, daughter of Jacob KLINE, both of Jenner Twp.
On Sunday the 15th, by the Rev. Peter Cover, Mr. Tobias MEYER, of Brothersvalley Twp. to Miss Eliza BEARKLEY of Summit Twp.
On the 2nd inst by William Reel Esq., Mr. John WILT to Miss Caroline GOOD of Stoneycreek Township.
On the 12th inst. by the same, Josiah LAMBERT to Miss Margaret WELF of Stoneycreek Twp.
March 3, 1846:
On Thursday, the 26th by The Rev. P. Rizer, Mr. William RICKART to Miss Mary JOHNSON of Somerset Twp. He of Westmoreland Co., Pa.
On the 19th inst. By the Rev. S.B. Lawson, Mr. William MOSSHOLDER, to Mrs. Nancy FLAMM both of Stoneycreek Twp.
March 24, 1846:
Married on the 10th of February, by Elder Beam, Mr. David KOONTZ to Miss Phoebe Ann HILL, both of Stoneycreek Twp.
On Sunday, the 15th inst. By John A. Baker, Esq., to Mr. Moses BAURKHOLDER, to Miss Mary NEDRWO, both of Milford Twp.
On January 29th by the Rev. W.S. Emery of Water Street, Huntingdon County, Mr. Samuel H. FRANTZ to Miss Margaret E. HAUSER.
By the same on February 10th, Mr. W. KEMP to Miss Anna Mary PIPER.
By the same on February 19th, Mr. Henry GRAFIUS to Margaret Ann PIPER.
By the same on February 26th, Mr. Gabriel FLECK to Miss Rebecca STRONAR.
By the same on March 12th, Mr. Edward RUSSELL to Miss Caroline RAMEY.
March 31, 1846:
Married on the 22nd of March by Jacob Knable Esq. Mr. Andrew ENOS to Miss Lydia PRITTS, both of Milford Twp.
April 21, 1846:
Married on the 26th inst, by the Rev. S.B. Lawson, in Quemahoning Twp. Mr. William BERKEY to Miss Caroline MOWRER, daughter of Jacob Mowrer.
April 28, 1846:
Married on the 1st day of March by Alexander Hanna Esq., Mr. William BALDWIN to Miss Elizabeth MACKEY, both of Turkeyfoot Twp.
May 5, 1846:
Married on Sunday last (3) by The Rev. P. Rizer, Mr. Chauncey P. KOUTZ of Berlin, to Miss Lavinia MARTEENY, daughter of John Marteeny of Somerset Twp.
May 19, 1846:
Married on the 12th inst, by The Rev. D.B. Ernst, Mr. Joseph HARTZELL to Miss Margaret HOLDERBAUM, he of Stoystown, she of Somerset.
June 2, 1846:
Married on the 24th inst, by Jacob Knable Esq., Mr. John CARVER to Miss Rachael SANNER, both of Milford Twp.
June 30, 1846:
Married on Sunday the 14th inst, by John A. Baker Esq., Mr. John LIVENGOOD of Elk Lick Twp. to Miss Sarah YOUNG, daughter of David Young of Milford Twp.
On the 16th of June by the Rev. S.B. Lawson, Mr. William COLEMAN to Miss Sarah LEBERSTEIN.
On the 28th of April, by the same, Mr. Annanias FRITZ to Miss Henrietta RHOADS.
July 7, 1846:
Married on the 28th of June, at residence of B. Earl esq., Jennerville Twp., by The Rev. R.M. Findley, Mr. John M. KING of McConnellsburg, to Miss Melinda GRABENHEIM of Youngstown, Westmoreland County, Pa.
September 15, 1846:
Married on the 30th of December 1845, by Henry Landis Esq., Mr. William HITE to Miss Susanna FLECK, both of Jenner Twp.
On the 10th of February, by the same, Samuel BOYER to Mary Ann GALLAGHER, both of Jenner Twp.
On 7th of May 1846, by the same, Silas MOWRY to Margaret GALLAGHER, both of Jenner Twp.
On 3rd of May 1846, by the same, Harmon UMBERGER of Jenner Twp., to Miss Mary PILE of Somerset Twp.
On the 13th of August, 1846, by the same, Mr. Henry SMITH of Jenner Two., to Miss Catherine LING of Quemahoning Twp.
On the 29th of August, 1846, by the same, Mr. Jacob HORNER of Quemahoning Twp., to Miss Rebecca MILLER, of Somerset Twp.
September 22, 1846:
Married on Wednesday evening, the 16th, by Elder W.H. Postelthwaite, Mr. Andrew J. OGLE Esq. To Miss Harriet H. FORWARD, both of Somerset Borough.
On Tuesday last (15) by the Rev. P. Rizer, Mr. David SHULTZ to Miss Mary Ann BENFORD, daughter of Thomas Benford of Somerset Twp.
September 29, 1846:
Married on Sunday last (27) by Rev. P. Rizer, Mr. Jacob FRIEDLINE to Miss Sarah Ann ZUFALL, both of Somerset Twp.
October 6, 1846:
Married on the 24th inst., by Rev. D.B. Ernst, Mr. Josiah SCHWENK, eldest son of Samuel Schwenk of Quemahoning Twp., to Miss Elizabeth LEVY, eldest daughter of Peter Levy Esq., of Conemaught Twp.
Early Somerset County Marriages
(November, 1982, Laurel Messenger, page 63)
George MENHORN, blacksmigh. Res. Allegheny Co., Md. B. Germany Father-John Menhorn m. Elizabeth DIEHL Par. Balser & Catharine E. Diehl m. Feb. 9, 1854, Petersburg, Pa. N. Snyder, Lutheran
Harrison TURNEY, farmer, res. & b. Addison Twp. Par.-Philip H. Turney, Sr. and Sarah m. Sarah BOWSER Par.- Peter and Sarah m. Feb. 9, 1854 in Addison Twp., N. Snyder, Lutheran.
George ALBRIGHT, shoemaker, res. Berkley's Mills, Pa. b. Southampton twp. Par. Jacob & Elizabeth m. Catharine BEECHLY Par. Jacob and Catharine m. Feb. 12, 1854, in Summit Twp. Rev. John Berkley, German Baptist.
Chauncy BOYD, cooper, res. Summit Twp., b. Greenville Twp. Par. James and Katharine m. Sally FIKE Par. John and Katharine m. Nov. 6, 1853 in Summit Twp. Rev. John Berkley, Old German Baptist
Simon HAUGER, farmer res. And b. Brothersvalley, Twp. Par. Jacob & Elizaebth m. Rose Anne RAUCH par. John and Catharine m. Feb. 16, 1854 in Brothersvalley Twp. Rev. Conrad, German Reformed.
Andrew COLEMAN, wagon maker. Res. & B. Brothersvalley Twp. Par. Jacob & Elizabeth m. Phebe ZIMMERMAN Par. Henry and Sarah m. Jan. 29, 1854 in Somerset Twp. Rev. Chas. Loos, Christian Church.
Aaron G. NEDROW, carpenter, res. Lavansville, b. Somerset Twp. Par. Bemjamin & Susanna m. Catherine Ann BOYD Par. Isaac & Magdalena m. Oct. 29, 1853 in Addison Twp. Rev. Snyder, Lutheran.
(May, 1983 Laurel Messenger p. 81 82)
Adam BOYER, farmer, b. Southampton Twp. res. Allegheny Twp. Somerset Co., Pa. Parents-Samuel & Lydia Boyer, to Eva FAUST, parents-John and Rosina Faust m. April 13, 1854, Brothersvalley Twp. Christian Church, Chas. Loos.
Frederick SCHALL, CARPENTER, b. Germany, res. Conemaugh Twp. Parents-none named. Fredericka WEBER, Parents-none named, m. April 10, 1854, Davidsville, Pa. Peter Levy, J.P.
Joseph HUNTER, farmer, b. & res. Somerset Twp., Parents-Alexander and Nancy Hunter. Nancy GASHAW, Parents-Joseph and Susan Gashaw m. Somerset Borough, Christian, Sam Huston.
Samuel BRUBAKER, farmer, b. & res., Brothersvalley Twp. Parents-Joseph & Elizabeth Brubaker, to Susanna LANDIS, Parents-John & Elizabeth Landis. m. May 2, 1854, Brothersvalley Twp., German Reformed, William Conrad.
William BRANDT, blacksmith, b. & res. Brothersvalley Twp. Parents-John Brandt Sr. & Elizabeth Brandt m. Anny STAHL, Parents-Peter and Rosina Stahl, m. May 7, 1854, Brothersvalley Twp. German Reformed, Wm. Conrad.
Martin STATLER, store keeper, b. Bedford, Co., Pa. res. Shade Twp. Parents-John & Ellen Statler, m. Sophiah WAGNER, parents-Jonathan & Savilla Wagner. M. May 9, 1854, Shate Twp. German Reformed, John Hoyman.
Thorton L. BENFORD, merchant, b. & res. Somerset, Pa. parents-henry and Magdalena Benford. M. Mary Catharine HOFFMEIER, Parents-Rev. Charles F. Hoffmeier and Margaret Weiser. M. May 10, 1854, Somerset, Pa. S.H. Geissey, Minister from Greensburg, Pa.
Jacob COVER, blacksmith, b. Somerset Co., pa. res. Jenner twp. Parents-Immaniel and Catharina Cover. M. Eliza BERKEY, Parents-Joseph & Maria, m. March 2, 1854, Jenner Twp., Methodist Episcopal, Richard Jorden.
John Andrew, miner, b. Blaraway, England, res. Alleghany Co., Md. Parents-John & Ann Andrews, m. Ann GINGINS, parents-Albert & Margaret Gingins, m. May 7, 1854, Wellersburg, Pa. George Walker, J.P.
Henry CLAUSER, labourer, b. Kelley, Deer Twp., Union Co., Pa. res. White, Deer Twp., Union Co. , Pa. Parents- Abraham & Hannah Clauser. M. Elizabeth SHOEMAKER, Parents, Israel and Catharine. M. May 25, 1854, Southampton Tow. Wm. Crichfield, J.P.
Andrew WAGAMAN, farmer, b. & res. Northampton Twp. Parents-John & Christena Wagamer, m. Mary COUGHENOUR, Parents-John & Catharine Coughenour m. May 28, 1854, Northampton Twp. Wm. Crichfield, J.P.
Wesley JEFREYS, blacksmith, b. Preston Co., Va. res. Petersburg, Pa. Parents-Joseph & Elizabeth Jefreys. M. Lydia HERSHBERGER Parents-John & Barbara Hershberger m. April 16, 1854, Addison Twp. Lutheran, M. Snyder.
Curtis P. BROWN, watch repairer, b. Southburg, Connecticut. Res. Wheeling, VA. Parents-Daniel P. & Abigail M. Brown, m. Almira I. ANKENY parents-Isaac & Ellen Ankeny. M. Nov. 30, 1853, Somerset, Pa. Christian, Charles L. Loos.
Herman JOHNSON, cabinet maker, b. & res. Perlin, Pa. Parents-John and Sally Johnson m. Amanda E. BOWMAN, Parents-Samuel & Sarah Bowman. m. June 15, 1854, Carroll's Hotel, Berlin, Pa. German Reformed, Wm. Conrad.
Charles OGLE, farmer, b. & res. Somerset, Pa. Parents-Charles & Emily Ogle, m. "Hettie" EARL Parents-Jos. B. Earl & Rachel Allen. M. May 15, 1854, Somerset, Pa. Christian, Edward Bevins.
William STATLER, farmer, b. & res. Shade Twp. Parents-Daniel & Catharina Statler m. Catharina JONES, Parents-David & Catharina Jones m. Juune 15, 1854, Shade Twp. German reformed, John Hoyman.
Jacob SAYLOR, farmer, , b. Elk Lick Twp., res. Upper Turkeyfoot Parents-John L. & Barbara Saylor m. Caroline BROUGHER Parents-Peter & Elizabeth Brougher m. May 21, 1854, Upper Turkeyfoot Twp., Wm. Scott, J.P.
John SWANK, farmer, b. & res. Quemahoning Twp. Parents-Samuel Swank & Elizabeth Snichder m. Levina BRUBAKER Parents-Daniel Brubaker and Susan Fry. M. Aug. 28, 1853, Stoystown, George Foy, J.P.
Humphrey LEBERNIGHT, labourer, b. Stoystown, Pa. res. Stonycreek Twp. Fathe- John Levernight m. Margaret OILER Parents-Frederick Oiler & ? Penrod. M. Jan. 19, 1854, Stoystown, Pa. Geo. Foy, J.P.
Elias STUTZMAN, farmer, b. Brothersvalley Twp. res. Somerset Twp. Parents-Benjamin Stutzman & Polly Lehman m. Susannah COLEMAN parents-John Coleman & Catharine Shroyer. M. June 29, 1854, Somerset Twp., E.O. Neal, J.P.
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