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Name: Barbara J. Means <bjmeans@earthlink.net>
Date: 2013-08-28
What surnames are you interested in? Ridenbaugh
Comments:
I may have information on the early Ridenbaugh family.
 

Name: karen j. long <longkj1323@aol.com>
Date: 2012-04-19
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? not at this time
What surnames are you interested in? long
Comments:
searching for info regarding long family of early bedford and blair counties.
 

Name: Annette (Ling) Joellenbeck <amj.boog59@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-11-17
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Not Yet
What surnames are you interested in? Ling
Comments:
I am searching for my birth father Roscoe Ling who is still living. I have never met him and all records that I find show his last address infomation as Sparta TN. I did find my grandmothers obituary Lizzie Layne (Ling) however I have been unable to find any other living relatives. I have found out that learning about my family that I never knew is just wonderful. I would ask if anyone has any information to please let me know. I would really appriciate it. Birth Father's DOB 07/15/1934
 

Name: Barbara J. Means <bjmeans@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-10-27
What surnames are you interested in? Ridenbaugh, Fahnestock
Comments:
I am researching Adam Ridenbaugh born about 1775 in Virginia died 27 Nov. 1833 in Bedford Pennsylvania and his wife and children.I would be pleased to receive any information on this family.
 

Name: Nicole Ake <nicole.hair@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-07-24
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? not yet
What surnames are you interested in? Ake
Comments:
just interested in the information you might have on the Ake Family.
 

Name: Linda <lindadwillis@sbcgloobal.net>
Date: 2010-02-04
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Maybe
What surnames are you interested in? Koontz, Berkey
Comments:
We have a Y-DNA match with George Koontz (any spelling) who was born 1811 and married Elizabeth BERKEY. George lived in at least Somerset, Cambria and Westmoreland Cos., PA. He might be related to Koontz families in Bedford Co., PA from which Somerset Co., PA was taken. Our ancestor with the Y-DNA match lived in several counties of VA (WV, after the Civil War), first Augusta and Rockingham (the Valley of VA). In some later censuses, responders said the family came from PA. I'd like to find out as much as possible regarding these families in your line to see if we can find a common ancestor. Could you allow me to read your research?
 

Name: David Wayne Koontz <unicornsfive@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-12
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Maybe
What surnames are you interested in? Koontz, Smouse, Diehl, Beegle
Comments:
Looking for any information on George Adam Smouse and Elizabeth (Koontz) Smouse.
 

Name: Pam Diehl <fergi153@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-11-19
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? no
What surnames are you interested in? diehl
Comments:
Andrew Diehl, married Jemimah, children Frank, William, Donald.
 

Name: B.J. Means <bjmeans@earthlink.net>
Date: 2009-06-13
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Maybe
What surnames are you interested in? Ridenbaugh,Barndollar & Compher
Comments:
I am looking for information on Adam Ridenbaugh and his family that lived in Bedford Co. Pa. around 1830's.
 

Name: Janice <aaf@alltel.net>
Date: 2009-01-23
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? possibly
What surnames are you interested in? Harwood, Long, Fink, Fluke
Comments:
searching for the Long family decended from Richard Harwood and his wife Jane (Davis) looking for death date and burial place for Richard and Jane
 

Name: Joette Kunse <jkhorses@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-01-28
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? possibly
What surnames are you interested in? Koontz
Comments:
Our name is spelled Kunse and the two previous generations are Kunse, but Grandfather Leo Kunse was born to an Ephraim Koontz/Koons. We are interested in the Koons family from Wayne Co. Ohio and have a great deal of information on this family.
 

Name: TKruis <aunt_sis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-27
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? No
What surnames are you interested in? Smouse
Comments:
My Great Grand Mother was Rosanna Smouse Craft... my Great Great Grand Father was Conrad Smouse.....and My GGGGrand Father was George Adam Smouse... T. Kruis
 

Name: Beverly Stiles <bstiles@yourinter.net>
Date: 2007-02-04
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? no
What surnames are you interested in? Kuhns
Comments:
I just found this site and haven't looked through it yet, but i will not take anything until I find anything of use to me and will email you first. Thanks.
 

Name: Betty Koontz Morrison <betty@mgforce.com>
Date: 2006-06-03
What surnames are you interested in? Koontz
Comments:
I have been doing research on the Koontz family starting with Colonel John Koontz who (according to family legend) fought in the war of 1812. I am a direct descendent of John Koontz who left Virginia and moved to LaPorte County, Indiana.
 

Name: Steve Burrows <victory350@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-17
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? I think so.........yes
What surnames are you interested in? Helms, Harklerode
Comments:
I am not directly connected to the Harklerode line, however I am directly descendant from James HELMS who married Sarah Clevenger. James HELMS (b. Abt. 1817) had several children, but one of his sons (Samuel F. HELMS), married Sophia A. HARKLERODE. I however, am descendant from Samuel's brother, Daniel! Daniel married Grace Jane YEAGER. Both Samuel and Daniel lived most of their adult lives in Allen County, KS, and they are all buried there.
 

Name: Beverly Stiles <bstiles@yourinter.net>
Date: 2005-08-28
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? no
What surnames are you interested in? Kuhns
Comments:
Thanks for allowing me to buzz through today.
 

Name: twpyhr <bfru793eid@by78i.com>
Date: 2005-03-23
Comments:
th a nk y o u
twpyhr

 

Name: KateKoontz <KismetKate19@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-21
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? N/A
What surnames are you interested in? Koontz
Comments:
I am searching for the origin of my name and the time of entry into the US .Thank You
 

Name: Clara Serena Ling Toledano <claramal@optonline.net>
Date: 2004-10-16
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? I am descended from Anthony Ling of Bedford and Somerset Co. PA
What surnames are you interested in? Ling
Comments:
Anthony came from Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany to Baltimore in 1781, with wife and children. One son {possibly more] moved to Ohio. Peter is my line of family. His son John, his son Josiah, to my grandfather William and my father, Clarence to his brother Walter, lived on the family farm, where I was also born, near Killbuck, Ohio, Holmes Co
 

Name: Russella Sue (koonce) peek <susansoria@tds.net>
Date: 2004-08-04
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? posably
What surnames are you interested in? koonce
Comments:
i'm a koonce from kentucky but have them all over! my grand father was owen thomas koonce jr. and his father was owen koonce sr.,his was owen l. koonce from tn
you can email any time i have a lot of health problems but i check my mail as often as possable thank you sue

 

Name: Batha May Risher Karr <batha.k@att.net>
Date: 2004-05-09
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Yes
What surnames are you interested in? Ling, Barefoot
Comments:
Grandmother's name was Batha Mary Matilda Barefoot Ling.
On deeds she used Batha M. M. Ling and Batha M. Ling. Her wedding ring had Batha M. M. Ling. She was married to Dorsey Summers Ling. I am especially interested in the children of William H. Ling, Dorsey's father who is buried in the Pleasantville Cemetery. They all spent a major part of their adult life in Windber, Pennsylvania.
Today (May 2004)I live in Lone Tree, Colorado. You haave done a nice job on your web pages.

 

Name: faye ross <thel2@alltel.net>
Date: 2004-04-01
What surnames are you interested in? diehl
Comments:
My grandfather was W.Bruce Diehl. He was directly descended from Samuel Diehl and Margaretha Ritchey who moved to Bedford County from Loudin, VA. His father was Harry Diehl. I am trying to find the names of some of his Bedford County relatives.
 

Name: faye ross <thel2@alltel.net>
Date: 2004-03-18
What surnames are you interested in? diehl
Comments:
My grandfather was directly related to Samuel Diehl. He had many relatives in Bedford county. One of his relatives
married someone with the last name Beegle.

 

Name: faye ross <thel2@alltel.net>
Date: 2004-03-18
What surnames are you interested in? diehl
Comments:
my grandfather was directly related to samuel diehl. He had many relatives in Bedford county
 

Name: Sally Cain-Mathews <sallym@ohiohills.com>
Date: 2004-02-28
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? possibly
What surnames are you interested in? KOONS
Comments:
My Great Grandfather was Franklin Pierce Koons. I know he had a brother named George Coleburn Koons. They were born in Ohio but their ancesters were from Koonsville, PA. I believe their fathers name was George also. The family believe that they are descendants of Adam Kounze (Kuhnes) but I can't find any documentation.
 

Name: Sally Cain-Mathews <sallym@ohiohills.com>
Date: 2004-02-28
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? possibly
What surnames are you interested in? KOONS
Comments:
My Great Grandfather was Franklin Pierce Koons. I know he had a brother named George Coleburn Koons. They were born in Ohio but their ancesters were from Koonsville, PA. I believe their fathers name was George also. The family believe that they are descendants of Adam Kounze (Kuhnes) but I can't find any documentation.
 

Name: Brenda Reighard Parkman <breparkman@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-04
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Yes
What surnames are you interested in? Reighard,Imler,Koontz,Diehl,Snyder
Comments:
My Reighard Line goes back to Johannas Gottfried Reighard/Maria Imler to Martin Reichart/Maria regina kreig to Hans Martin Reichart.1677

you may email me if you wish to share information

Thanks. Great website

 

Name: susan <smorrissey65@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-16
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? not yet
What surnames are you interested in? koontz
Comments:
thank you!
 

Name: sandy <slck@altoonanet.com>
Date: 2003-08-26
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? not sure
What surnames are you interested in? koontz
Comments:
keep on looking
 

Name: sandy koontz <slck@altoonanet.com>
Date: 2003-07-30
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? yes, maybe check with me
What surnames are you interested in? koontz and reighart
Comments:
i am looking for parents of adam j koontz born 11/20/1808
died 1/9/1883
married first esther reighart b 1816 died before 11/1853 but after 1850 second wife elizabeth claar 5/24/1810 d 3/19/1902
children samuel, mary ann, william, annie. annie married michael koontz
need adam's parents
samuel i have
need mary ann's info
need william's info

 

Name: Ruth (Ake) Weber <rnrweb@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-07-01
What surnames are you interested in? Eck/Ake
Comments:
Have a lot of information off internet sites. Haven't connected some of the lines. Mine is from Jos.B & Margaret Garn, Caselton, Francis Asberry, Alton/Bessie, Willard Marion was my father.
 

Name: grace <gracesulaiman@msn.com>
Date: 2003-02-17
What surnames are you interested in? KOONTZ
Comments:
Hi again, I put in some wrong info. John Q. Koontz was married to Feebie Price and Hulda Best was married to Joseph Fleming. They lived in Tongs,Ky. when my mother was born. Thanks, Grace
 

Name: grace sulaiman <gracesulaiman@msn.com>
Date: 2003-02-17
What surnames are you interested in? KOONTZ
Comments:
Hi, I am trying to locate some of my mother`s family.I believe I am related to Goody Koontz. He was a Cherokee Indian. My mother`s name was Fanny Koontz, her father was Harvey Koontz. They lived in Greenup,Ky.He was married to Hettie Fleming.His father was John Q. Koontz and he was married to Hulda Best.Please contact me. Thank you,Grace Sulaiman
 

Name: William Grubb <wgrubb98@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-17
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Do not know yet
What surnames are you interested in? Stuckey
Comments:
From your genealogy links we have another connection in Loundain County, Virginia
 

Name: john koontz <jkoontz2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-15
What surnames are you interested in? koontz
Comments:
my grandfather was john james born in 1878 either in ohio or wv one not for sure just lookin for his parents names and dates . thank you
 

Name: cvharn <sshope1>
Date: 2002-10-06
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? not sure yet
What surnames are you interested in? Sellers
Comments:
My mothers maiden name was Sellers!
 

Name: cvharn <sshope1>
Date: 2002-10-06
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? not sure yet
What surnames are you interested in? Sellers
Comments:
My mothers maiden name was Sellers
 

Name: marti (hershberger) long <none yet>
Date: 2002-09-16
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? yes
What surnames are you interested in? hershberger
Comments:
David Mortimer Hershberger is my great-grandfather. I have
his childern and grandchildren. My address is 8278 Water St., Garrettsville, OH 44231. If interested contact me.

 

Name: Frank Smouse <house4smouse@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-08-04
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? lets talk about it
What surnames are you interested in? smouse
Comments:
I would be interested in knowing more about the association
 

Name: Lee Walter <dacelloguy@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-17
What surnames are you interested in? Koons, Kuntz, Koontz, Weimer, Snyder, Painter, Border
Comments:
Enjoyed your site. Thanks for sharing info. I found 3 brothers of Francis Marion Koons that I did not know existed.
 

Name: pat volkers <volkers9@aeroinc.net>
Date: 2002-07-06
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? sent email to Khorton
What surnames are you interested in? earnest
Comments:
Missing death date for William Earnest b.1843 d.1929 WIFE Catherine nee Suters, daughter of George and Susanna Suters PA. Wm and Catherine left Bedford Co. in 1878. Lived at Pontiac, IL for a couple of years then came to Stephenson Co. IL. Catherine very ill in 1885. Can find no death certificate or cemetery records. Wm recieved Gun Shot Wound to the spine during civil war. Also trying to locate the names of the people who adopted Wm & Catherine's dau. Daisy born about 1879 in Stephenson Co. IL. Daisy married Charles Quintus date unknown and lived in Garner, IA. Daisy and Charles on IA census along with a daughter Ruth.
 

Name: phyllis <tigger@netaxs.com>
Date: 2002-04-25
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? yes
What surnames are you interested in? koontz
Comments:
If you would like additional information on the Koontz family of Bedford Co. PA, I have some to share with you.
Phyllis

 

Name: Ron Marchand <miataroads@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-21
What surnames are you interested in? Diehl,Devaney, Yardley
Comments:
Eith one opf the above may be my real parents. Especially Ralph Diehl and Myrtle Yardley. I am looking for my sister, joan who is two years older than I ( I am 68) She most likley is married and has another name. She would have been born in 1931 as I was in 1933
 

Name: Tom and Karen Koontz Stoeri <tkaast@voicenet.com>
Date: 2002-02-24
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? perhaps
What surnames are you interested in? koontz, morgart, koozer, trimble
Comments:
downloaded the koontz file. thanks.
 

Name: Vicki Weaver <schotzie@gte.net>
Date: 2002-01-05
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Maybe
What surnames are you interested in? Koons, Koontz, etc
Comments:
I am a direct descendent of George W. Koons (Koontz) and Sophia May, through their son, Adam Francis.
 

Name: Leroy Imler <leroyimler@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-20
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? not yet
What surnames are you interested in? HALE/DIEHL
Comments:
Looking for leads to help a lady in Arizona
 

Name: Erica Sellers Long <elong@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-11-20
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? no
What surnames are you interested in? Sellers
Comments:
I was just interested in finding out more about my fathers (Larry Dean Sellers) side of the family. My grandfather was Gilford Burgwyn Sellers. Before he died he was working on making a family tree, he also put it on video.
 

Name: Ron Morgart <morgart@neo.rr.com>
Date: 2001-10-17
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? no
What surnames are you interested in? morgart/morgret
Comments:
Hello, I came across your site while surfing for genealogy information. Nice site,I like your graphics. alot of information.
Morgart Family
http://home.neo.rr.com/rkm/

 

Name: Cornelia Beckley Snyder <rmsnyder@wi.net>
Date: 2001-06-05
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? soon
What surnames are you interested in? Beckley
Comments:
I have a picture to send to you. I assume it is one of the Beckley women who married a Koontz. Maybe you can tell me which one it is. Did you get the letter from Henry?
 

Name: Jonathan Davis <jd865@uplink.net>
Date: 2001-05-27
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? no
What surnames are you interested in? Definbaugh Ira
Comments:
or try Definbach
 

Name: Kathleen Moorhead Miller <rmiller@cableone.net>
Date: 2001-05-21
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Possibly
What surnames are you interested in? Moorhead, Mauk, Horn
Comments:
I have info from my family records for these surnames c1793-present. I'm hoping to find more data to verify what facts I have. Please contact me if anyone can help. Thank you, Kathy.
 

Name: Laura <kalkowski@mindspring.com>
Date: 2001-05-18
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? ?
What surnames are you interested in? KOONTZ/KOONSE
Comments:
I was looking for Sarah Catherine KOONSE, b. 15 May 1831 in Ohio. She had a sister Naomi abt 1-2 years younger. I think her parents were J. KOONSE and Rebekah GRIMES or GRAHAM. J. KOONSE b. Ohio and Rebekah b. Pennsylvania.

Your site is quite extensive and easy to navigate. Thank you for all your hard work on this!

Laura

 

Name: allan paul beegle <apbeegle@home.com>
Date: 2001-04-22
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? possibly
What surnames are you interested in? beegle & diehl
Comments:
bedford county area since 1780's
 

Name: Joan Costello <ProbSol@Aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-08
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? I looking for more than I can give.
What surnames are you interested in? Anna Elizabeth Smouse
Comments:
I am looking for information on Anna Elizabeth Smouse who
was from Pennsylvania, we believe. She married George
Washington Seaman of Hiawatha, Kansas in the later l800's.
She was probably born around 1850-3. She died at 70 in
May of 1922-3. She had 8 children with George. Twins
were born in Silverton, Colorado and died before their
first birthday and are buried there. My Grandmother, Pearl
Blanch was the fourth child.

 

Name: daniel ray beckley <drbe@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-04-06
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? not for sure
What surnames are you interested in? beckley
Comments:
I belong to a set of Beckley's who live in Wayne County WV. near Prichard, WV (25555) .... We can not trace our tree back further than my gr. grandfather: JOHN HENRY BECKLEY ( 1864 - 1936) ........ I would like to get more information from you to see if we originated from your same line of descent
dan beckley

 

Name: Linda (Hull) Logrando <dlogrando@stny.rr.com>
Date: 2001-01-31
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? Yes, if needed.
What surnames are you interested in? Ling, Beisel
Comments:
This is a great site--when all the information about the Ling family came up I felt like I had struck gold. I never dreamed there would be so much family information. Thank you so much! I could probably give you some info regarding Catherine Ling Claycomb's (b. 1875, d. 1965) family. She was my great-grandmother. Her daughter Viola Ruth Claycomb Hull (b. 1897,d. 1990) was my paternal grandmother. My dad's name is Warren Claycomb Hull(b. 1922)
 

Name: Thomas R. McGuire <cmcguir1@rochester.rr.com>
Date: 2001-01-24
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? yes
What surnames are you interested in? Harclerode, David & Mary Wyles
Comments:
Feel free to contact me for the Harclerode (Harcleroad) families who moved to western New York.
 

Name: Mark A Hull <mahull@mail.uplink.net>
Date: 2001-01-07
Comments:
I'm a great grandson of Catherine Ling
 

Name: Mark A Hull <mahull@mail.uplink.net>
Date: 2001-01-07
Comments:
I'm a great great grandson of Catherine Ling
 

Name: Mark Edward Diehl <hooters@bedford.net>
Date: 2000-11-26
Comments:
Looking for information about Samuel F. Diehl (b1740 d1828) married to Margaret(?) Ritchey. He came to Friends Cove, Bedford Co., Bedford, PA from Lovettsville, VA (Louden Co.) Anything pertaining to what happened before this would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Donna Hoekstra <dhoekst@azstarnet.com>
Date: 2000-08-26
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? I haven't got "organized" yet!
What surnames are you interested in? Reighard/Reighart/Reiger, etc.
Comments:
Congratulations on your website! It looks great!
 

Name: Phyllis Winthurst <phylwint@gateway.net>
Date: 2000-08-17
What surnames are you interested in? Ling, Whitaker, Stineman, Imler, Beckley
Comments:
Gave you some fairly tentative information on these lines, and will keep you updated as I get verification. With many hands we will surely get the Lings straightened out.
 

Name: Vicki Weaver <schotzie@gte.net>
Date: 2000-08-16
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? I have pictures and some more data
What surnames are you interested in? Koons, Black, Smouse-Most of the ones you have listed
Comments:
Love your site. Has a lot of info on it and easy to find. Thanks for inviting me.
 

Name: Thomas R. McGuire <cmcguir1@rochester.rr.com>
Date: 2000-08-16
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? I believe so
What surnames are you interested in? Harclerode
Comments:
I can add the decendants of Shannon Harclerode who moved to Livingston County, New York
 

Name: Wayne Lee Harclerode <sunshine@micoks.net>
Date: 2000-08-16
Do you have informaton to add to our family data? most likely
What surnames are you interested in? Harclerode
Comments:
I have most of the "Kansas" Harclerodes' completed, 144 pages with lots of pictures.
 

Name: Bill Lyons <lyons@gorge.net>
Date: 2000-08-16
What surnames are you interested in? Long-Fisher-Bisel
Comments:
Thanks for keeping in touch.