History of Butler County Pennsylvania, 1895x28. Harmony Borough, Chapter 28 <<Previous Chapter | GO TO TABLE OF CONTENTS | Next Chapter >> Transcribed by: Lexie Gallagher For an explanation and caution about this transcription, please read this page.
Link to a sketch of Harmony Borough from the Atlas of Butler County, G.M. Hopkins & Co., 1874. Surnames in this chapter are: [p. 409] FOUNDING OF THE VILLAGE -- GEORGE RAPP -- THE HARMONIST SOCIETY -- SALE OF THE PROPERTY - REMOVAL TO INDIANA - RETURN TO PENNSYLVANIA -- PRESENT STATUS -- SECULAR HARMONY -- POPULATION AND STATISTICS -- MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES -- HOTELS AND BUSINESS HOUSES -- BANKS -- POSTMASTERS AND JUSTICES -- BURGESSES AND COUNCILMEN -- SCHOOLS -- CHURCHES -- THE FIRST CEMETERY -- SECRET SOCIETIES George RAPP, the founder of this peculiar communistic religious sect or association, was a native of Iptingen, Wurtemberg, Germany, where he was born October 28, 1757.
Of the three contingents, 135 families accompanied their leader to the Connoquenessing. 1877--T. [p. 415]
Ralph Iannotti (@IannottiRalph) Beaver County Fire/EMS alerts. Security Check Required. Scotch-Irish-L [Sc-Ir] SEFTON/SEFTEN: Antrim > Butler Co, PA. From: "Linda Merle" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [Sc-Ir] SEFTON/SEFTEN: Antrim > Butler Co, PA Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 09:29:16 -0700 Hi folks, According to this page I am reading.....
Henry SEFTON was born in County Antrim in 1779 and emigrated to the USA. He settled in what has become Clinton TWP, Butler Co, PA. It was already infested with lots of Scotch Irish -- such as my own ancestors. There he married Jane/Jennie QUIN, daughter of Edward and Jene (Minime) Quinn of Middlesex Twp, Butler Co, PA. In the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical SOciety Quarterly, Vol. 30, Number 1, summer 2003 (though just came), p 60 is "Bible of Henry Seften/Sefton of Butler Co, PA. Other surnames: Bicket, Thompson, Brewer, McKibben, Purvis, Bell, Bryson, Logon, Cox. The info was supplied by Jane Beck Jamison 424 Greenwood Drive, in Greensburg, PA. 15601-1208 . WPGS homepage: www.WPGS.org . Disclaimers: I am not related to or researching this family. Now on to another exciting Saturday. Linda Merle. Escape Room Pittsburgh - A real life immersive experience. Seth Heitzenrater (@sethheitz) Ambridge native to share stories from the Titanic.
AMBRIDGE -- When science and history intersect, it can get emotional.
It wasn’t exactly what objects conservator Rhonda Wozniak anticipated when she accepted a job in 1994 to conserve artifacts from the Titanic, but after hearing stories under the stars in the North Atlantic about the passengers who died in the shipwreck, she couldn’t help but get attached. “Knowing about the most horrific maritime disaster in history means knowing a lot of the personal stories,” said Wozniak, an Ambridge Area High School graduate. “Personal items like jewelry that were last touched by the owners were haunting. " Wozniak will share her experiences April 15 at Laughlin Memorial Library in Ambridge, 104 years to the day after the RMS Titanic sank. Proceeds from the dinner and lecture will benefit the library. Over the years, Wozniak has conserved artwork and artifacts for Carnegie Mellon University and the Andy Warhol Museum, but the Titanic expedition was different in that it set a precedent in the industry.
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