Early Somerset County Pioneer Obits
Early Pioneer Obituary Records, from the Laurel Messenger, Somerset County, Pa. November 1986, page 238.
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BERKLEY, Samuel--born 1 Oct. 1810, died 9 May 1859, son of John and Elizabeth Sheets Berkley. Married Catherine Hauger, born 1 Jan. 1812. Age 62 yrs., 5 mo., 6 da. (Tombstone and Church Records) Family record gives birth 22 Jan. 1813. Daughter of Henry and Diana Hauger. Buried on old Berkley farm at Berkleys Mills now owned by Earl Walker.
BERKLEY, Jacob, -- born 13 May 1806, died 25 May 1885, aged 78 yrs., 12 days, son of John and Elizabeth Sheets Berkley, married Rebecca Schrock, born 18 Dec. 1807, died 23 July 1897, aged 89 yrs. 7 mo. 5 days; daughter of Christian and Franey Good Schrock,. Both buried in Berkley Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, Pa.
BERKLEY, John -- born 1773, died 17 Aug. 1855, aged 82 yrs. Son of Ludwig and Catherine Wingert Berkley, married Elizabeth Sheets born ? died ? Buried on old Berkley farm, Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset County.
BEACHLEY, David -- born 23 Aug. 1803 died ? ; son of John and Susanna Beachley; married Sarah Miller born 10 Oct. 1810, died 25 Feb. 1849. Sarah is buried in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, removed from the old John Beachley farm in Elk Lick Twp., Somerset County.
BEEGHLEY, John-- born 25 June 1768, died 10 Oct. 1844, aged 76 yrs 3mo. 15 days. Son of Michael and Barbara Beeghley; married to Susanna Flora (Flory) born 14 Mar. 1768, died 21 Nov. 1856, aged 88 yrs. 8 mo. 7 days. Both were first buried on their farm in Elk Lick Twp., bodies later moved to Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Pa.
BEACHLEY, Elias K. -- born 9 Dec. 1812, died 10 Apr. 1892; son of Abraham and Elizabeth Keagy Beachley. Abraham was a son of Michael the progenator of the Beachley - Beeghley family. Elias K. Beachley married Barbara Good, born 21 Dec. 1815, died 3 Feb. 1851; daughter of Jacob Good, born 28 May 1787, died 4 May 1870 and Mary Good born 19 June 1787, died 12 Jan. 1868. Elias married 2nd Sarah Klingaman born 9 Apr. 1813, died 22 June 1892, dau. Of Geo. And Catherine Hostetler Klingaman. Both buried, Waterloo, Iowa.
BLOUGH, Jacob -- born 20 Nov. 1805, died June 1886, son of Jacob and Magdalena Gnagey Blough. Married Barbara Saylor, born 10 May 1810 (day her mother died); she died 24 May 1892, aged 82 yrs. 14 days. Daughter of John and Barbara (Blough) Saylor. Both buried in Blough Cemetery on farm of Harry Shultz in Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co.
COBER, Jacob -- born 3 Jun 1801, died 13 Apr. 1876, son of Peter Cober Jr. and Elizabeth Landis. Married Susanna Berkley, born 30 June 1804, died 5 Mar. 1863, dau. Of John and Elizabeth Schutz (Sheets). Both buried in the Cober Cemetery on Francis Maust farm, west of Berlin on the Mud Pike.
COBER, Dr. John P. -- born 26 Mar. 1803 near Berlin, Pa., died 31, July 1884; married Rosy Putman, born 15 Nov. 1804, died 21 June 1879. She was a descendant of General Putman of Revolutionary fame. Both buried in family burial ground on Elwood Landis farm north of Berlin, Pa.
FIKE, Jacob -- born 14 Mar. 1788, died 25 Feb. 1853, son of Christian and Christina (Livengood) Fike. Married Catherine Miller born 23 Apr. 1803, died 6 Nov. 1868, daughter of Abraham and Maria Saylor Miller. Spent early life in Summit Twp., later moved to Middlecreek Twp., Somerset County and are buried in Middlecreek Cemetery.
FLICKINGER, Samuel -- born 11 Nov. 1805 in Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., died 5 May 1873 in Elk Lick Twp., son of Jacob D. and Susan Witt Flickinger. Married Elizabeth Beachley on 7 Dec. 1832. She was born 7 Nov. 1809, died 11 nov. 1873, daughter of John and Susan Flory Beachley. Both were buried on the old John Beachley farm where the annual meeting to the Brethern church was held in 1810, bodies later moved to Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Pa.
FLICKINGER, Catherine -- born 12 Aug. 1806, died 17 Oct. 1860. Married Abraham Flickinger in 1829. She was a daughter of Jacob and Mary Beachley, Jacob was the oldest son of Michael Beachley, founder of the Beachley family in Somerset County. She is buried in the Livengood Cemetery in Elk Lick Twp. Near West Salisbury. Abaham Flickinger married 1st Catherine Saylor born 30 Dec. 1801, died 23 Feb. 1829.
GOOD, Widow -- was probably Ann Good, widow of Jacob Good. She was born 1756, died 30 May 1842, aged 86 yrs. Jacob Good, husband of Ann Good, was born 1748, died 27 Jan. 1820, age 71 yrs. She was a widow 22 yrs. Both are buried on their home farm owned in 1930 by Elwood Landis, north of Berlin, Pa.
GNAGEY, Christian -- born 16 June 1790, died 11 June 1880, son of John and Mary Stutzman Gnagey, married Barbara Plucker on 5 Dec. 1813. She was born 1 Aug. 1792, died 6 May 1836. Christian married 2nd Caroline Walters, on 5 Nov. 1843. She was born 21 Feb. 1806, died 27 July 1892, a daughter of Frederick Walters. All buried on farm owned 1930 by John Meyers, Summit Twp.
HAUGER, Henry -- born 24 Jan. 1785, died 1 Dec. 1853, son of John and Maria Barbara Miller Hauger. Married 1st Diana Horner on 15 Mar. 1812. She was born 10 Jan. 1785, died 25 Sep. 1834, daughter of Abraham Horner. Married 2nd Sarah Beachley on 9 Aug. 1835. She was born 13 Oct. 1801, died 8 Mar. 1868, daughter of Joseph Beachley and granddaughter of Michael Beachley. Henry and Sarah are buried on the old Beachley farm near Beachdale, Pa. (owned by A.M. Cober, 1930).
KIMMEL, Jonathon -- born 25 Jan. 1798, died 7 July 1878, son of Jacob and Maria Huffman Kimmel. Married Susanna Meyers born 3 Jun3 1799, died 14 Jan. 1883, daughter of Michael and Maria Beachley Meyers. Buried on Ellis Kimmel farm in Stoneycreek twp., Somerset County.
LICHTY, Daniel -- born 25 May 1802, died 14 Aug. 1869, son of Christian and Maria Miller Lichty. Married Rachael Miller, born 4 Apr. 1808, died 25 Oct. 1890, daughter of Daniel and Mary Long Miller. Both buried in Lichty Cemetery near Summit Mills, Pa.
LICHTY, David -- born 19 Aug 1804, died ? Lived near Salisbury. Married Susan Hunter. Family left Somerset County and moved to Iowa.
LICHTY, Jacob -- born 21 Apr. 1791, Bible record, (tombstone says 28 Jan. 1792), died 14 Feb. 1855, son of Christian and Maria Elizaneth Miller Lichty. Married Barbara Meyers born 27 Mar. 1796, died 11 May. 1851, daughter of Michael and Maria Beachley Meyers. He married 2nd Mary Miller, widow of William Miller who died 16 June 1850. She was a daughter of Jacob and Catherine Marker Walker. She was born 19 Mar. 1801, died 22 Sept. 1887. She is buried in Lichty cemetery at Summit Mills, Jacob and first wife are buried on the old Christian Lichty farm near Coal Run, Elk Lick township.
LICHTY, John C. -- born 30 Sept. 1798, died 12 May 1879, son of Christian and Maria Miller Lichty, or Maria Beachley Lichty, married Elizabeth Fike, born 17 june 1802, died 16 Sept. 1870. She was daughter of Christian and Christina Livengood Fike. Both were buried first on farm near Boynton, Pa., later moved to Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Pa.
LICHTY, Samuel -- born 1 Aug. 1800, died 27 Nov. 1893, son of Christian and Maria Miller Lichty. Buried in Lichty Cemetery near Summit Mills, Pa. twop wives, Susanna Livengood, born 20 Apr. 1807, died 17 Apr. 1854 and Catherine are buried in the Livengood Cemetery near West Salisbury, Pa.
LIVINGOOD, David -- born 11 Oct. 1809, died 31 Oct. 1870, married Nancy Meyers, born 11 Aug. 1812, died 25 Apr. 1849. She was daughter of Michael and Maria Beachley Meyers. They were married 20 May. 1832. Both are buried in Old Livengood Cemetery near West Salisbury, Pa.
MEYERS, Jacob -- born Jan. 1795, died 17 July 1852, son of Michael and Maria Beachley Meyers, married Hanna Lichty. She was born 5 Oct. 1796, died 22 May 1894, daughter of Christian and Maria Miller Lichty. Both buried in Meyers Cemetery on D. Jay Musser farm (owned in 1930).
MEYERS, John -- born 12 Aug. 1810, died 4 Apr. 1866, son of Michael and Maria Beachley Meyers. Married Barbara Miller, born 7 Apr. 1817, died 28 Sept. 1888, daughter of Abraham Miller. Buried in Ashland, Ohio.
MEYERS, Samuel -- born 10 Oct. 1802, died 22 Mar. 1879, son of Michael and Maria Beachley Meyers. Married Magdalena Lichty, born 14 Feb. 1806, died Sunday night, 12 July 1886; daughter of Christian Lichty. Both buried on the D. Jay Musser farm near Berlin, Pa.
MILLER, Jacob A. -- born Oct. 1812 near Meyersdale, Pa., died 23 Jan. 1890, married Rebecca Horner, daughter of William and Catherine Miller Horner on 30 Nov. 1834. She was born 20 Mar. 1815. Died at State Center, Iowa (?).
MILLER, John A. -- born 7 Dec. 1806, died 25 Oct. 1890, son of Abraham and maria Saylor Miller, married 5 Mar. 1826 by Michael Meyers to Sally Beachley, daughter of John and Susanna Flory Beachley. She is buried in Waterloo, Iowa. Peter A. Miller is buried in the Meyers Cemetery on the farm owned in 1930 by D. Jay Musser, near Berlin, Pa.
MILLER, Samuel -- born 26 June 1799, died 7 June 1850, son of Henry and Rachael Flory Miller. Married Mary Miller, born 3 Apr. 1805, died 12 June 1850. Daughter of Abraham and Mary Saylor Miller. Samuel and Rachael died within a week of each other during the typhoid fever epidemic of 1850, leaving a family of six children. Both are buried in the Lichty Cemetery near Summit Mills, Pa.
MILLER, William -- born 4 Aug. 1796, died 16 June 1850, son of Henry and Rachael Flory Miller, married Mary Walker born 19 Mar. 1801, died 22 Sept. 1887, daughter of Jacob and Catherine Marker Walker and sister of Jacob J. Walker of near Shanksville, Pa. William died of typhoid fever. His widow was the second wife of Jacob Lichty.
MUSSER, Tobias -- born 22 Dec. 1776 in Lancaster Co., Pa., died in Somerset Co., 11 may 1869, son of John and Barbara Krider Musser. He was married on 15 Oct. 1805 to Susanna Croner, born 8 Feb. 1787, died 20 Nov. 1860. Both are buried on the old John Musser farm in Stoneycreek twp., Somerset Co., Pa., owned by Wm. Glessner in 1930.
SCHROCK, Jacob -- born 10 Nov. 1800, died 25 Nov. 1856, son of Schrock. He married Barbara Fike, born 1 Jan 1786, died 22 Mar. 1861.
SCHROCK, John -- born 23 July 1818, died 30 Mar. 1893, son of Christian and Franey Good Schrock. Married Lydia Saylor, born 13, Apr. 1819, died 24 Aug. 1894, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Lichty Saylor. Buried in Summit Cemetery on farm near Geiger, Somerset County, Pa., owned by Ernest Kooser in 1930.
SCHROCK, George -- born 23 Apr. 1816, died 24 Jan. 1894, son of Christian and Franie Good Schrock, married 26 Oct. 1837 to Susanna Horner born 8 Oct. 1818 of Donegay Twp. Westmoreland County, Pa. She died in 1865. Married 2nd to Sara Horner.
End of list, but incomplete, more appears in the Laurel Messenger, found in the library in Somerset, Pa.