Sunday, May 27, 2007

Grandpa and Grandma Starner

"Henry Starner, Art Starner Jr's Grandpa and Grandma Starner."

Henry Starner lived in Idaville, just south of Starners PA in what is now Adams County. The photo was taken by Mumper photogarphers of 27 & 29 Baltimore St. in Gettysburg PA, around the time of the Civil War.

The image above has been cropped and labled for posting. The original photo is the size of the typical cabinet card and the only writing is on the reverse identifying the Starner family.

Learn more about the Starner Family on Rootsweb or on the Starner Family Web Site.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Henry Phillipps of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Henry Phillipps of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

An old AZO real photo postcard taken in Pittsburg PA probably beween 1904 and 1911. The AZO is no older than 1904 and the spelling of "Pittsburg" reverted to "Pittsburgh" in 1911. On the reverse of the card has been written "Henry Phillipps dressed up for Halloween." Henry's name could also be the more common spelling of Phillips.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Luthersburg PA Holiness Convention

Holiness Convention

An old poster inviting folks to the holiness convention at the M.E. Church in Luthersburg Pennsylvania. Held under the auspices of the Armstrong County Interdenominational Holiness Association, and presenting Mr. and Mrs Mark R. Smith, Evangelists and the Reverend A.O. Tillotson, Pastor in Luthersburg. This old thing looks to be circa 1920's. The Holiness movement originated in America way back in 1850 or so and was an endeavor to preserve the teachings of John Wesley.

Luthersburg PA is in Clearfield County. The poster tells you how to get there... Luthersburg is six miles from DuBois on the B.R. & P.R.R. (Buffalo Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad).

Sunday, May 06, 2007

William J. Plank Ditch Digging Machine


Harve Kauffmans mailed this old postcard to Amos Jay Miller in Topeka Indiana back on October 14, 1949. The old print features a contraption known as William J. Plank's ditch digging machine. This may have been the William Plank of Elkhart Indiana, related to the families Schrock, Zook, Mishler, Plank and Miller.

If you can help me identify Mr. Plank, or if you are a family member, please leave a comment.