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JOHN E. BASTRESS, attorney at law, and
presiden! of the Guarantee Trust & Safe Deposit
Company, at Mount Carmel, Pa., was born in
Shamokin township, Northumberland county,
Nov. 29, 1865, a son of Milton Bastress. His
grandfather, Solomon Bastress, resided in Mont-
gomery county. Pa. On April 6, 1830, he mar-
ried Rachel Miller, of Bucks county, Pa., and
they had one son, Milton, who was horn April 16,
1833, in Montgomery county, where he spent his
early life. Coming to Northumberland county he
located in Bush township, following his trade at
Wolverton's tannery, near Snydertown. He was
also a rural mail carrier in Bush township and be-
came well known. He was a member of the Re-
formed Church and in politics a Republican. He
married Catherine Brocious, of Schuylkill county,
Pa., in 1857. Mrs. Bastress now makes her home
with her daughter, Mrs. B. F. Culp, near Snyder-
town. Mr. Bastress died May 35, 1900. They had
these children: Minerva E., deceased wife of L.
R. Parry; William, living in Shamokin township:
Samuel, living in Williamsport, Pa.: Alice, the
wife of Benjamin Culp. and John E., whose
name introduced this sketch.

John E. Bastress attended the public schools of
his native township and Central Pennsylvania Col-
lege, at New Berlin, Pa., thence going to the Ohio
Normal University, at Ada. Ohio, and graduating
From the latter institution in 1886. With this
preparation he felt himself fitted for the duties of
schoolmaster, and was employed as teacher at the
Shipman school in Rockefeller township, holding
an engagement for one year. He was next in Un-
ion county, and Mifflinburg, teaching there one
term : thence went to Point township, where he
taught four terms, concluding his career in the
field of pedagogy as normal school instructor for
four succeeding terms at Dalmatia, and making
his final how mi retiring from his profession after
three years' engagement in the high schools of
Mount Carmel. He then took up the study of law
with Hon. Voris Auten as preceptor and was ad-
mitted to the Northumberland county bar in 1892,
and since 1895 has been located in the Samuel
building at Mount Carmel, doing a general law
practice in connection with his numerous and
varied enterprises. He was one of the original
directors of the Mount. Carmel Guarantee Trust
& Safe Deposit Company, which was established in
1902, he serving as president since 1906, and also
as chairman of the finance committee. He is pres-
ided of the Mount Carmel Gas Company, and was
at one time president of the Mount Carmel Iron
Works, of which he is still a director. He is so-
licitor and a director of the People's and Central
Building and Loan Associations of Mount Carmel.

Upon the formation of the Bastress, Yought &
Co. organization in Brooklyn real estate, in 1906,
Mr. Bastress assumed the management. Since
then the Bastress Yought Company have merged
with another concern, forming the largest and
strongest real estate concern within the limits of
the Empire State, the management of which rests
upon the shoulders of John E. Bastress. The light
and power plant of Cambridge. Mel., was built
and personally owned by Mr. Bastress. who sold it
in 1910.

Socially Mr. Bastress belongs to the I. 0. O. F.,
local lodge of Elks. K. of M. and 1'. I >. S. of A.
He is a member of the Lutheran Church.

Politically Mr. Bastress is a Republican, served
"lie year as county chairman, and for a time was
one of the executive committee. For twelve years
he was solicitor for the borough of Mount Carmel.

His first wife, whom he married June 10. 1890,
was Sarah Brocious. She died in 1897, leaving
two children, Edgar R. and Clyde 0. On Jan.
1(>. li)i io. Mr. Bastress married Blanch M. Green,
daughter of John Green, of Bainbridge, Lan-
caster Co., Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bastress has had a busy life from boyhood
till now. and in whatever office, whether as tutor
or student, lawyer, hanker or business man, his
ambitions and capabilities have assigned him to
high places.  
Bastress, John Elmer (I154)
 
2
Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890
Name: Philip Besteres
State: PA
County: Philadelphia County
Township: Philidelphia
Year: 1754
Database: PA Early Census Index

Pennsylvania, Revolutionary War Battalions and Militia Index, 1775-1783
Name: Philip Bisters
Volume: 1
Page: 266

Pennsylvania, Land Warrants, 1733-1987
Name: Philip Basters
Acreage: 111
Warrant Date: 22 Aug 1781
Warrant Location: Berks

Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801
Name: Phil Bastraus
Year: 1782, 1788, 1789
Town or Ward: Longswamp
County: Berks
Archive Rollname: 318-319

Berks County, Pennsylvania Estate Records, 1752-1914
Name: Philip Basters
Variant Name: Philip Bastress
Year: 1800
Township: Longswamp Township
Source: Berks County, Pennsylvania Estate Records
 
Basters, Philip (I28)
 
3 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bastress, Arthur William (I248)
 
4 "Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LLOYD D. POSEY

3/27/1997

Lloyd Denzil Posey, 79, of Weston, died Sunday, Mar. 23, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late Lloyd and Maggie Clark Posey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from B&O Railroad after 37 years of service. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie Belt Posey of Weston; two daughters, Carol Johnson of Grantsville and Bonnie Griffith of Drotwood, Ohio; one son, Frank Posey of Dayton; two brothers, Robert Posey of Weston and Herbert Posey of Warren, Ohio; one sister, Edna Riffle of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Everett Posey, Paul Posey and Nelson Posey; and one infant sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial was in Peterson Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)  
Posey, Lloyd Denzil (I10)
 
5 Catherine, a daughter of James and Sarah (Brown) Scott, was born in MD about 1782 and died in Braxton County VA after 1850. She was the widow of Alexander Skinner. Alexander was killed in a sawmill accident before Alexander Jr. was born. Scott, Catherine (I753)
 
6 Jean K. Bastress, 92, of Williamsport died Monday, July 2,2012 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born October 13, 1919 in Clearfield, PA she was a daughter ofHarry W. and Edna (Kline) Kelly. She married Robert G. Bastress and celebrated 71 years together on June 14. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Leon Kelly.

She was the first secretary at the former Four Mile Elementary School and retired from there. She also worked as a proofreader for the Gazette Bulletin and at Yoas doing mechanical drawing layouts. Jean was a member of the Northway Presbyterian Church and the Barefoot Bay Quilters. She enjoyed reading, quilting, camping, painting, and caring for her family. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Rebecca S. (Norman) Underwood of Bloomfield, NY; three sons, Robert G. Bastress, Jr. of Alameda, CA, Barry K. ?B.K.? (Robin) Bastress and Brian S. Bastress, both of Spring Mills; seven grandchildren, Robert (Stacey) Bastress, Amy (Thomas) Green,Cortney Underwood, Lindsay Underwood, Heather Splettstoesser, Madison Bastress,and Samantha Bastress; five great grandchildren, Danica, Robert, Ellis,Kaitlyn, and Lauren; and a sister, Nancy J. Thomas of Warminster, PA.

Burial will be held in Green Lawn Memorial Park. 
Kelly, Jean L (I443)
 
7 Son Lloyd H. Posey's death certificate lists his parents as Benjamin Franklin Posey and Jane Skinner, but (Godfrey) Morrison Casto mentions that "Maggie Posey, Denzil's mom" and "Winnie Posey" are sister-in-law. Since Maggie was married to Lloyd Posey and Winnie was married to Earse Benjamin Posey, son of Benjamin Fisk Posey, Then Lloyd must be the son of Benjamin Fisk Posey, too. Posey, Benjamin Fisk (I738)
 
8 Thomas Belknap, a son of Thomas and Naomi (Dare) Belknap, was born in Hampshire County VA about 1797 and died in Braxton County WV November 30, 1883.

Thomas enlisted on August 10, 1814 in Hampshire County VA as a private in Captain William Neiley's company of Virginia Militia. He was discharged on November 10, 1814. WC34297

He later moved from Hampshire to Randolph to Braxton County VA. He was allowed a pension on his application of April 10, 1871. He went on the rolls as of November 1871. The certificate was 7558 and the name was spelled "BELKNUP."

From "List Of Pensioners On The Rolls, June 1, 1883" Genealogical Publishing County, 1970, Baltimore, MD.

He married Mary "Polly" Friend about 1818. Mary, a daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Harris) Friend, was born in 1799 and died in Braxton County March 4, 1850.

Thomas married Melvina "Emsey" Fisher in Braxton County July 26, 1850. Emsey, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Robinson) Fisher, was born in Nicholas County VA in May 1921 and died in Braxton County March 2, 1907. 
Belknap, Thomas (I682)
 
9 1900 US FEDERAL CENSUS

York Ward 2, York, Pennsylvania

238 East Philadelphia Street

enumeration date 5 June 1900

ALL b. Pennsylvania, all parents b. Pennsylvania EXCEPT Lizzie wife

W H Bastress 55 head M W April 1845 married

book keeper; owns house free of mtg

Lizzie Bastress 44 wife F W Aug 1855 married

had 3 chidlren 3 living

b. Pennsylvania, father b. Germany, mother b. Pennsyvlaia

Wilson Bastress 23 son M W April 1877 married 2 yrs machinist

Mary Bastress 23 daughter in law F W Nov 1876 married 2 yrs

had 1 child, 1 child living

Annie G Bastress 4/12 granddaughter F W Feb 1900

Guy Bastress 20 son M W Aug 1889 single clerk

Annie L Bastress 17 daughter F W Sept 1883 single

Joseph Bearenon 25 step son M W May 1875 single organ maker

Hettie Bearenon 22 step daughter F W April 1877 single sales lady

David Bearenon 20 step son M W Aug 1879 single soldier (cavelryman)

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Bastress, William H (I527)
 
10 1900 US FEDERAL CENSUS

York Ward 2, York, Pennsylvania

238 East Philadelphia Street

enumeration date 5 June 1900

ALL b. Pennsylvania, all parents b. Pennsylvania EXCEPT Lizzie wife

W H Bastress 55 head M W April 1845 married

book keeper; owns house free of mtg

Lizzie Bastress 44 wife F W Aug 1855 married

had 3 chidlren 3 living

b. Pennsylvania, father b. Germany, mother b. Pennsyvlaia

Wilson Bastress 23 son M W April 1877 married 2 yrs machinist

Mary Bastress 23 daughter in law F W Nov 1876 married 2 yrs

had 1 child, 1 child living

Annie G Bastress 4/12 granddaughter F W Feb 1900

Guy Bastress 20 son M W Aug 1889 single clerk

Annie L Bastress 17 daughter F W Sept 1883 single

Joseph Bearenon 25 step son M W May 1875 single organ maker

Hettie Bearenon 22 step daughter F W April 1877 single sales lady

David Bearenon 20 step son M W Aug 1879 single soldier (cavelryman)

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Family F176
 
11 1918

WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD

Name: Andrew Wilson Bastress

Race: White

Birth Date: 18 Apr 1877

age 41

Street address:

238 East St, Frederick, Maryland, USA

birth place left blank

Physical Build: Slender

Height: Tall

Hair Color: Gray

Eye Color: Brown

machinist Oxbrbra Brush Co, Church St Extended Frederick Ms

nearest Relative: Anna L. Bastress 238 East St, Frederick MD

Relative's Relationship: Wife

REGISTRATION DATE 12 SEPT 1918

SIGNED Andrew Wilson Bastress 
Bastress, Andrew Wilson (I530)
 
12 1995

Jane E. Reachard

Self-employed beautition

WEST YORK -- Jane E. Reachard, 77 of West York, died Thursday morning at Memorial hospital. She was the wife of Carl O. Reachard. The couple observed their 49th wedding anniversary March 29.

The service will be 10 AM Monday Saint James Lutheran Church, 25 North Adams Street, York. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Will be no viewing. The Robert F. Koehler funeral loan Inc. 2000 West market Street, York, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Reachard was born Sept. 16th, 1918, and Frederick, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late William Hunter and Anna L.(Marquette) Bastress.

She was a self-employed vacation, operating a beauty shopping for 31 years before retiring in 1990. She was a member of Saint James Lutheran Church, the church choir and Mary Rebecca Circle of the women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Mrs. Reachard is survived by

two sons, Michael A. Reachard, York

Joel K. Reachard of Baltimore; and

two granddaughters.

Officiating into service will be her pastor the Rev. George W. Fitch Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint James Lutheran Church, 25 North Adams Street York 17404 dated 11-16-95

SOURCE: Reichard family files York Heritage Trust; York newspaper, handwritten Date 17 November 1995; from the Reichard obituary collection Rosalie Sommer page 106 
Bastress, Jane Elizabeth (I858)
 
13 1997

ETTERS - George W. Bastress Sr., 60, of Newberry Township, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital.

The service will be 8 p.m. Thursday at the Workinger-Semmel Funeral Home Inc., 849 E. Market St., York, with cremation following. Burial will be private in Mount Rose Cemetery. Viewing will be 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Bastress was born April 4, 1937, in York. He was the son of the late William H. and Charlotte N. (Staub) Bastress.

He was a grinder at York International for 33 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 9th Ward Social Club, Liberty Social Club and Prince Athletic Association.

Mr. Bastress is survived by two sons, Dennis L. Bastress of Lake Mead, Adams County, and Cary E. Bastress of Abbottstown; two daughters, Brenda C. Kennedy and Cherie E. Spoonire, both of Adams County; 13 grandchildren; a brother, James M. Bastress of York; and five sisters, Frances M. Allison and Jane A. Courtney, both of York, Hazel E. Griffith of Etters, Jacqueline K. Coon of East Berlin and Judith Y. Troutman of Cumberland County. Mr. Bastress was preceded in death by a son, George W. Bastress Jr., who died in 1987.

Officiating at the service will be his pastor, the Rev. David W. Lovelace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 924-N Colonial Ave., York 17403; or to American Heart Association, 2997 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion 17356.

York Daily Record (PA) - Wednesday, May 14, 1997  
Bastress, George W Sr (I553)
 
14 A household headed by John HOLDREN is listed in the 1880 census of Lower Augusta Township, Northumberland County, PA.

John is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 46 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1834. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

Listed with John is his wife, Sarah, who was then 42 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1838. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA.

Also listed with John is his daughter, Phebe E., 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1860. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA.

Also listed with John is his son, George, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1863. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

Also listed with John is his daughter, Ida, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1867. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA.

Also listed with John is his son, David, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1869. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

Also listed with John is his daughter, Lizzie, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1871. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA.

Also listed with John is his daughter, Prisilla, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1874. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA.

Also listed with John is his son, James, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1876. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

A household headed by John HOLDRON is listed in the 1900 census of Lower Augusta Township, Northumberland County, PA. [Note by compiler: The image of the census page is faint, and the compiler is not certain that he has read it correctly.]

John is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was born in January 1834 and was then 66 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 14 years.

Also listed with John is his wife, Sarrah, November 1848 and was then 51 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 14 years and had theretofore given birth to 5 children, 2 of whom were then living.

Also listed with John is his son, John, who was born in July 1896 and was then 3 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

Also listed with John is his [step-]daughter, Elmira J. TREGO, who was born in October 1876 and was then 23 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA. [Her surname is listed as GREGO in the index to the 1900 census.]

Also listed with John is his [step-]daughter, Emma C. TREGO, who was born in November 1878 and was then 21 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA. [Her surname is listed as GREGO in the index to the 1900 census.] 
Holdren, John C Sr (I578)
 
15 About: Susan Bastress

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Bastress, Susan Belle (I474)
 
16 Abraham Belknap was born at Sawbridgeworth, England in 1589. He came to America and settled at Lynn, MA in 1635. He married Mary ----. Belknap, Abraham (I694)
 
17 According to his obituary, Mr. Bastress was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted three times, one of the terms of service being in the Third United States cavalry, in which he attained the rank of sergeant.

In the History of Pennsylvania Volunteers (Bates, 1871), he is listed as a member of Company H of ?Independent Organitions.?

According to the History of York County Pennsylvania, (Prowell, 1907) at Gettysburg he was a member of the Twenty-Sixth Emergency Regiment, Company I. His obituary mentions that he was ?wounded in the limb and captured at Gettysburg.?

He was married three times, to Mary J. Bently, of Oxford; the second time to Lucy Wilson, of Waynesboro, by whom he had three children; Andrew, Guy and Annie, all of whom are living. His present wife was Elizabeth Witman, of York.

He was in the employ of the Farmers Fire Insurance company for twenty-four years. He was a member of Post 37, G.A.R.; Keystone conclave No. 12, Independent Order of Heptasophs; Harmonia lodge, No. 853, I.O.O.F.; and the Rex Hook and Ladder company.  
Bastress, William H (I527)
 
18 According to the 1910 Census it appears that John ends up staying in the household of Morris & Minnie A Wetzel as a Servant (Farm Laborer). Father must have died and maybe had no choice for survival. Holdren, John C Jr (I811)
 
19 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Holdren, Joshua (I814)
 
20 After his wife Salome died, he remarried Marie Schaver. Bastress, Jonathan (I37)
 
21 Alvaretta was the daughter of Eli and Sarah Persing.  Persing, Alvaretta (I214)
 
22 Ann M. Smathers, 80, of Clarion, died Tuesday morning, September 4, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Clarion.

Born October 17, 1931, in Clarion; she was the daughter of Russell and Marie Bloom Bastress.

Ann attended school in Clarion and a graduate of Clarion State Teachers College with an English degree. She enjoyed substitute teaching and her jobs as a proof -reader at the Courthouse and as an employee at the Clarion Library. She attended the First Presbyterian Church in Clarion.

She attended the First Presbyterian Church in Clarion.

Ann was an avid reader, bridge player, and enjoyed to travel.

Surviving are two daughters, Leslie Durgain and her husband, Curtis, of Laramie, WY; Hilda Gustafson and her husband, David, of Laramie, WY; and a son, John Smathers of Clarion; and three grandchildren, Morgan, Paige, and Logan.
Also surviving are three sisters, Marilyn Flath, Jane Butler, and Karen Hager.She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Bastress, Ann M (I908)
 
23 Anna Elizabeth was the daughter of Matthias Roth who was born November 8, 1717 at sea, on the voyage to
America. died March 13, 1795 in Colebrookdale Twp., Berks County, PA. Matthias was the son of Johann
Jacob Roth and Maria Barbara Weber. He married Maria Elizabeth Beyer January 18, 1741. Maria Elizabeth
Beyer was born January 26, 1724 in Eppstein, Palatinate, Germany. Maria Elizabeth died November 14, 1809.
She was the daughter of John Philip Beyer born March 23,1701 in Flomersheim Palatinate, Germany and Maria
Elizabeth Beck born November 11, 1721 in Eppstein Germany.
Anna Elizabeth Bastress is buried in the Old Burial Ground, Zion Reformed Church (now UCC), in Pottstown,
Montgomery Co., PA. (4014'51.94"N, 7538'58.85"W) Her name is inscribed on a bronze plaque in the
memory garden in front of the church.
The plaque reads in part:
Site of Old Burial Ground
The Gift of John Potts Founder of Pottstown to
Early German Settler of the Lutheran and Reformed Faith, A.D. 1752
On the adjoining bronze tablets are inscribed the names and dates of persons whose graves were located in the
3
Reformed portion of the graveyard. The monument was created by the congregation of Zion Reformed Church
(United Church of Christ) Rev. Howard A. Norman, Pastor, Oct 12 A.D. 1959 to perpetuate the memory of the
beloved dead whose graves are located here.
Anna Elizabeth's headstone reads as follows:
Elizabeth Bastress
w/o Peter Bastress
b. 7/12/1761
d. 2/6/1832 
Roth, Ann Elizabeth (I39)
 
24 Anna was also married to a Henry Seidel (born 1880 - died 1953) after William died.

She was a daughter of Benjamin Franklin Geistwite and Mary Ellen Jones.  
Geistwite, Anna (I794)
 
25 Approx birth date determined so far is between 1781-1790.

His recorded marriage is by Heinrich Helfrich in (Pastoral Records of the Rev John Henry Helfrich 1790-1810)  
Bredbenner, Conrad Sr (I615)
 
26 April 10, 2009
William C. Gass, 69, Sunbury

SUNBURY -- William Clayton "Bill" Gass, 69, of 210 State St., went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, April 9, 2009, after an eight-year battle with cancer.

He was born April 27, 1939, at the Mary M. Packer Hospital, Sunbury, the son of Erma K. (Shaffer) Gass and the late Henry J. Gass. On Nov. 5, 1960, in Augusta Baptist Church, he married the former Nancy Ella Bastress, who survives.

Bill was a 1957 graduate of Sunbury High School. He completed courses in time study, human resources, and safety and health. He received completion certificates from the Maynard Research Council, American Management Association, Pennsylvania State University and Bloomsburg University.

After high school, Bill enlisted in the Air Force and served on Sondrestrom Air Force Base in Greenland and several United States bases.

Bill was employed at Wilhold, Sunbury, for 36 years and was human resources manager when the factory closed in 1997. He retired in 1998 from Philips Products, Selinsgrove.

He was a member of Stonington Baptist Church, where he served several terms on the church board and was Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher and building fund treasurer. He also was a member of the Buck Ridge Hunting Club, NRA and the Upper Augusta Township Fire Company.

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, watching NASCAR races and Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers football.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and David Sharr of Sunbury; one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sandie Gass of Royersford; and five granddaughters, Meghan Gass of Leominster, Mass., Ashley, Samantha and Hannah of Royersford and Megan of Fort Know, Ky.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Stonington Baptist Church, Stonington, followed by the funeral at 11 with the Rev. J. Douglas Hallman officiating.

Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

Memorial gifts may be made in Bill's memory to the Stonington Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

Funeral arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury. 
Gass, William Clayton (I484)
 
27 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bastress, Arthur William (I248)
 
28 August 29, 2007
Mae E. Ross, 87, Snydertown

SNYDERTOWN -- Mae E. Ross, 87, a former resident of Snydertown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at Sunbury Community Hospital. She was a resident of the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.

She was born Sept. 3, 1919, in Paxinos, a daughter of the late Lester and Margaret (Bastress) Cook. On Sept. 24, 1938, in Hagerstown, Md., she married Russell A. Ross, who survives.

Mrs. Ross graduated from Sunbury High School in 1938.

She and her husband owned and operated a butcher shop in Snydertown for many years until their retirement in 1979.

Mrs. Ross was a faithful member of Church of Christ in Hummels Wharf.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one daughter, Shirley George and her husband Norman of Snydertown; four grandchildren, Kevin George and his wife Lillian of Snydertown, Joanie Deibler and her husband Jeffrey of Snydertown, Martin George and his wife Deborah of Middleburg and Lisa Glass and her husband Brian of Port Trevorton; 10 great-grandchildren, Rebekah, Renee, Steven, Faith and Elizabeth George, all of Snydertown, Jadren Deibler of Wisconsin, Jentre Deibler of Snydertown, Kristin George of Selinsgrove, Cody Glass of Port Trevorton and Brian Glass, serving with the Army in Iraq; one sister, Alda Boyer and her husband Roy of Selinsgrove; one brother, David Cook and his wife Marie of Snydertown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Joshua Deibler, in 1980.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 by the Rev. James McIntyre.

Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington. 
Cook, Mae E (I323)
 
29 BAPTISM

Name:Andrew Wilson Bastrass

Baptism Age: 0

Event Type: Baptism

Birth Date: 18 Apr 1877

Baptism Date: 29 May 1877

Baptism Place: York, York, Pennsylvania, USA

Denomination: Methodist

Organization Name: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, York, York, Pennsylvania, USA

Father: Wm H Bastrass

Mother: Lucy Bastrass 
Bastress, Andrew Wilson (I530)
 
30 BARBARA & FAMILY

Barbara Evans Fleischauer is an attorney, state delegate, mother, wife, daughter, small business owner, outdoor enthusiast, and community volunteer. She is married to Bob Bastress, a Professor at WVU's College of Law. Bob and Barbara live on the Evans family farm on Baker's Ridge. The Evans family has resided in Monongalia County since the 1700s. Bob and Barbara have two children. Sarah attends Smith College in Massachusetts and Rob works as an attorney for a law firm in Charleston.

Barbara is a 1982 graduate of the WVU College of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. She also studied a year at the University of Stockholm in Sweden. In 1994, she was first elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates. She is currently serving her eighth, two-year term as a Delegate.

Barbara's maternal grandfather, Eugene Evans, was raised on the Evans Farm in Morgantown and graduated from WVU. Like many West Virginians, Barbara's grandfather went out of state to get a job, first in the steel mills and later as a teacher in the Pittsburgh school system. Delegate Fleischauer's mother, Eleanor Evans Fleischauer, was a major influence in her life. Eleanor attended Antioch College where she met and sang with Coretta Scott King. The struggles of the King family, and their fight for social justice had much to do with Barbara's moral education.

Barbara's mother returned to college to complete her degree when the last of her four children was settled in elementary school, graduating from college the same year as her two sons graduated from high school. Eleanor found her first post-college job, helping women on welfare get ready for the labor market in a Great Society program, to be very meaningful. She loved her next job, working with patients at a mental hospital, but died in 1976 from the same type of deadly brain tumor as Ted Kennedy.

Barbara's father, Fred Fleischauer, was the first in his immediate family to graduate from high school or college. He went to MIT, became an engineer and college professor, and eventually started his own company to launch his inventions, obtaining 52 patents. He and Eleanor were involved in starting a church, the North Hills Unitarian Church located outside of Pittsburgh, which is still going strong.

After Eleanor's death, Fred married Jean Benkert, a school psychologist. The couple lived happily in Pittsburgh, but in 2005, Fred had several falls, followed by surgeries and periods of confinement in hospitals and nursing homes. After months of battling various bureaucracies, Barbara's stepmother, Jean, was finally successful in bringing Fred home. Through Jean's hard work and Pennsylvania's quality community services, Fred was able to spend his last years at home - he died in February of 2009.

Seeing all that her father went through, as well as the benefit of the good services he received, Barbara became even more inspired to continue fighting for increased funding for in-home services for the disabled and elderly in West Virginia. Barbara is proud to have helped secure over $40 million dollars in additional money for in-home services for seniors in West Virginia.

Barbara's two aunts and her uncle, Gerald Gardner, were all involved in a landmark legal case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court and changed the law. Want ads in newspapers in our country are no longer allowed to be separated into jobs for men and jobs for women as a result of their efforts. Barbara has worked on many women's rights issues during her legislative career, including the Equal Pay for Equal Work for State Employees Act, which she authored. She continues to serve as a member of West Virginia's Equal Pay Commission.

In addition to nursing her father in Pittsburgh during his last years, Barbara traveled back and forth to Pittsburgh to help care for her Uncle Gerrie, who died of leukemia in July 2009, and her Aunt JoAnn, who died in February 2010 from complications of dementia and diabetes.

Barbara has two siblings - a sister, Nancy, who lives outside of San Francisco with two children, and a brother, Max, also with two kids, who lives in Los Angeles. Barbara's brother Mark, who had four children and seven grandchildren, committed suicide in August, 2008.

It has been a difficult couple of years for Barbara and her family. One very pleasant exception was the marriage of Bob and Barbara's son Rob, in September 2009, to Blair Malken. Rob and Blair met and fell in love when they each served as law clerks for different federal judges in Charleston. They bought a home in Charleston, but attend as many WVU football and basketball games as possible.

More good news: On February 2, 2012, Blair and Rob had their first child, Arlo Robert Bastress. Barbara and Bob are thrilled to be grandparents!

Starting a private law practice in Morgantown in 1983, Barbara served from 1987-1991 as General Counsel for District 31 of the United Mine Workers of America. She also worked part-time as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division for the State of West Virginia. Her law office is currently located in the Monongahela Building in downtown Morgantown.

Members of Barbara's family served in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I and World War II. One of her proudest assignments is being Co-Chair of the Select Joint Interim Committee on Veterans, which has concentrated on ensuring that the state does everything possible to assist veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

On the Evans family farm, where they live, Bob and Barbara have a large vegetable garden. Bob has become an avid canner - his specialties include marinara and hot pepper sauces. Both Barbara and Bob love to cook, and both are avid readers.

Barbara and Bob remain active in community and state organizations. Bob was President of the West Virginia Humanities Council and has served on the local Legal Services Board for over twenty years. Barbara is currently a Board member on several boards, including Mylan Puskar Health Right, Valley Health Care, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, Monongalia County Read Aloud and the WVU National Youth Sports Program. She is an active member of Morgantown Rotary, the Stewartstown Community, Education and Outreach Service (CEOS) and the WVU Campus Club. 
FLEISCHAUER, Barbara Evans (I563)
 
31 Birthday date reported elsewhere as March 1888 Bastress, George Gordon (I206)
 
32 born between 1826-1830  Bredbenner, Gideon (I622)
 
33 Charles was a carpenter. Bastress, Charles Fidderman (I192)
 
34 Daniel Bastress was the Chief Burgesses of the borough of Thompsontown from 1871-72 and 1875-77.

 
Bastress, Daniel Betz (I83)
 
35 Daughter of Peter and Inez (Ingersoll) Grove Grove, Alma J (I332)
 
36 David was a builder contractor Bastress, David Gettis (I193)
 
37 Desertion, Maintenance & Surety of the Peace (apparently surrounding first wife Mary and children)

BASTRESS, ANDREW W. DESERTION 002 JUNE 1909 05 060 YES

Source: York County Archives, York, Pennsylvania

[Desertion, Maintenance & Surety of the Peace 1876-1978

Description: Desertion, also called Non-Maintenance, is defined as the criminal act of abandonment or willful failure to provide for the care, protection or support of a spouse or child. Orders for maintenance are orders to financially support a spouse, children or elderly parents.

Surety of the Peace is a promise of good behavior required by someone who is suspect of future misbehavior.

Context: Name of defendant, name of prosecutor, case number, session, year and charges against the defendant. Docket entries include an outline of the case.]  
Bastress, Andrew Wilson (I530)
 
38 died before 1849  Bredbenner, Henry (I632)
 
39 Enlisted in the Army at age 23 (June 8th 1840) He reenlisted five years later and died of yellow fever 3 July 1847  Bastress, Johannes (I81)
 
40 Frank was a twin to Fred Bastress, Frank Allison (I194)
 
41 Fred was a twin to Frank Allison Bastress, Fred Bainard (I195)
 
42 From Barry English:

October 25, 1989 was the date that Uncle Glenn disappeared and was missing a week before he was found. The papers and funeral director has DOD @ October 25, 1989 and the Michigan has it as November 1, 1989. Found him in his car by a treed, weedy, road somewhere in Chester. He was coming home from John's place in Claymont, DE at the time. 
Masteller, Glen (I846)
 
43 George died at four months and is buried next to his father's grave Bastress, George Henry (I156)
 
44 Guy graduated from Northumberland High School and Practical Bible School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Bloomsburg University and a Masters degree from Bucknell University. He served as a pastor and
missionary to Bolivia, SA. He taught Spanish at Central Columbia High School until his retirement. Guy and his
wife, Ruth, moved to Dunnellon, FL where he died and was cremated. 
Bastress, Guy Howard (I314)
 
45 Heinrich "Henry" Howarter was born on 27 January 1768 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania. He was confirmed on 13 April 1783 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census in 1790 in Lowgswamp Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Henry appeared in the census in 1800 in Longswamp Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Henry was 26/45 year old and his wife was 26/45 year old they had 4 children with them. His last name was spell Howerter. He appeared in the census in 1810 in Longswamp Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Henry was 26/45 year old and his wife was 26/45 year old they had 7 children with them. His last name was spell Howerter. He appeared in the census in 1820 in Longswamp Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Henry was 45 and up year old and his wife was 45 and up year old they had 7 children with them. His last name was spell Hobarter. Henry appeared in the census in 1830 in Longswamp Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Henry was 60/70 year old and his wife was 60/70 year old they had 4 children with them. His last name was spell Howarter. He died on 13 May 1838 at the age of 72 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Howerter, Heinrich (I54)
 
46 Heinrich Howerter Was the son of Johan Adam Howerter and Catharine Krohn.
And Grand son of Johann Valentin Howerter and Ann Christian Huttenmeyer.
Catharine was born Dec. 12, 1748 in Europe and Died Apr. 23, 1819 at Upper Mahanoy Twp. Northumberland
Co. PA. Johan was born Sep. 2, 1742 at Chester County. PA. Died Dec. 6, 1819 at Upper Mahanoy Twp.
Northumberland PA. Johan and Catharine where married Apr. 30, 1767 at Mertz church,Rockland Twp. Berks
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Co. PA.
Johann V. Howerter Was born ABT 1710 at Thalelschweiler, Germany and died Feb. 28, 1748 at New
Hanover Twp. Montgomery PA. Anna C. Huttenmeyer was born at Neuenstein, Hohenlohe, Germany,
daughter of Lorentz Huttenmeyer.
Johann and Anna were married October 18, 1735 At Thaleischweller, Zweibrucken, Germany.
The Howerters Family emigrated from Berks Co PA. to Smithfield, Illinois.
Heinrich Howerter is buried in Section 1, Row 9, Grave 21 at Longswamp Union Cemetery (4029'50.21"N,
7539'19.56"W). 
Howerter, Heinrich (I54)
 
47 HELEN M. "HECKY" BASTRESS, 84, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she and her two sisters lived at Pixley Home for three years. Hecky was a 1942 graduate of Central High School and a 1945 graduate of St. Joe Hospital School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse for Dr. Harry Harvey. Hecky was a volunteer at the Botanical Gardens, Fort Wayne Historical Society and Senior Citizen Center. She was a past member of the Alley Kats Dance Troupe and a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas G. Bastress of Fort Wayne; sons, Timothy J. (Jo) Bastress, Thomas G. Bastress and Todd J. (Cindy) Bastress, all of Fort Wayne; daughters, Candace A. (Rev. C. James) Cress and Cynthia Clark, both of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Niles, Helen M (I335)
 
48 http://frostandgilchrist.com/getperson.php?personID=I8161&tree=frostinaz01

Above is a link that has some info for the Holdren Surname. 
Holdren, John C Sr (I578)
 
49 https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1734&dat=19510416&id=vtgbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sVAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2166,4025296&hl=en Belknap, Isaac A (I676)
 
50 James Edward Bastress, died at Sharon General Hospital yesterday at 9:55 a m. He was 52. He had suffered a heart attack while working around his home last Saturday.
Born in Sharon, Feb 24, 1907, he was the son of Frank A and Bertha Clepper, Bastrtss. His mother survives.
In 1939, he married Gladys Graham who also survives with two children, Nancy and Martha, both at home.
He was employed as a truck driver by the Pennsylvania Power Co..
Active in church work, he was a member of the Oakland Avenue Methodist Church, and was a member of the official board of the church and of the Builder's Class.
He served two years in the Army Engineers Corps during World War II and saw service in Germany.
Also surviving is one brother, Harry of Sharon. 
Bastress, James Edward (I277)
 

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