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51 George died at four months and is buried next to his father's grave Bastress, George Henry (I156)
52 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)
53 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)
54 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
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 (40°29'50.21"N,
Howerter, Heinrich (I54)
55 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)

Above is a link that has some info for the Holdren Surname. 
Holdren, John C Sr (I578)
57,4025296&hl=en Belknap, Isaac A (I676)
58 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)
59 JANE C. BUTLER, beloved wife of Donald; cherished mother of Patricia (Christopher) El-saesser, Sarah (Gordon) Wean, and Barbara (Terry) Bauer; grandmother of Evan, Allison, Brian, Allison, Aaron, and Adam; and loving daughter of the late Russell and Marie Bastress. Passed away Aug. 31, 2007. Her greatest enjoyment came from literature, music, and her family and friends. She served for many years as a librarian at the Mayfield Regional Branch and the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. Bastress, Jane Carroll (I965)
60 Jane Louise (Sarge) Bastress, 92, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Township.
A daughter of David and Mary (Zieger) Sarge, Jane was born in Coal Township, Oct. 17, 1924. She attended Shamokin High School, graduating with the Class of 1942. While in high school she worked at Newberrys and Kresges in downtown Shamokin. She was married to William "Champ" Bastress for 47 years before he preceded her in death in 1993.
After marriage they lived in Lancaster County where she worked in a shoe factory and a garment factory. Since Champ was a civil service employee the family moved in 1961 to San Antonio, where they lived for 16 years. They loved to travel and over the years their travels led to all of the lower 48 states, visiting national parks and historical sites.
While living in San Antonio, Jane work for many years as a church secretary at their Lutheran church and was very active in Little League baseball with her husband. In 1977 she and her husband moved back to Shamokin where she continued to work as a church secretary.
After her husband death, Jane volunteered for 13 years at Shamokin Area Community Hospital.
In 2006 she moved to Serenity Gardens, Kulpmont. While at Serenity Gardens, she led the resident Bible study group, was president of the residents' council and enjoyed pinochle and numerous activities. She had many friends, both residents and staff. These were wonderful years filled with joy.
Surviving are two sons, William W Bastress Jr. and wife, Janice, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and David C. Bastress and wife, Sherry, of Lenexa, Kansas; four grandsons, Michael, of Pittsburgh, Nickolas, of San Antonio, Timothy, of Cleburne, Texas, and Elliott, of Orlando, Florida; her most beloved nephew Robert and his wife, Eva Zigner, of Shamokin; and other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Francis, Earl, Daniel, Don, William and Charles Sarge; and five sisters, Rebecca Sarge, Helen Ziger, Marian Lehner-Renn, Mary Elizabeth Sarge and Sarah J. Witt.
Jane was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Shamokin where she served on the council, as treasurer and in the women's group. She was a life member of the Shamokin Area Community Hospital Auxiliary.
BASTRESS ? Jane Louise (Sarge) Bastress, 92, of Coal Township. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Farrow Funeral Directors, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, with the Rev. Rose Marquette presiding. Burial will be in the St. Peter's (Blue) Church Cemetery, Paxinos. A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
Published in The News Item on Jan. 17, 2017 
Sarge, Jane Louise (I380)
61 Jeanette Bastress was born in Scranton, Pa on September 14,1912. Her parents were John Neubaker Bastress and Margaret Ann Okeson. They brought her up in a Methodist home. She was raised in Mechanicsburg and attended the high school there, which was named after the town. Upon graduation she went on to Hood College and later transferred to Dickinson College while still living at home. She graduated from Dickinson in 1934 with a Bachelor Arts Degree. She later met and married Richard E. Hinkel and lived in Boiling Springs while teaching High School. Bastress, Jeanette (I259)
62 Joan is a sister in the Catholic church Bastress, Joan Marie (I250)
63 John died as a casualty of the Civil War German, John E (I844)
64 John Thomas Belknap was born about 1755 in Ulster County NY and died in Hampshire County VA (WV) December 18, 1835. He married Naomi Dare in the Third Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA October 17, 1789.

Thomas served the Colonies in the American Revolution. 
Belknap, John Thomas (I684)
65 John was an attorney at law, and president of the Guarantee Trust & Safe Deposit Company, at Mount Carmel,
He attended public schools of his native township and Central Pennsylvania College, at New Berlin, PA. He
then went to the Ohio Normal University, at Ada, Ohio and graduated in 1886. With this preparation he felt
fitted for the duties of schoolmaster and was employed as teacher at the Shipman school in Rockefeller Twp,
holding that engagement for one year. He was next in Union County, near Mifflinburg, teaching there one term;
then went to Point Township, where he taught four terms, concluding his career in the field of teaching as a
normal school instructor for four succeeding terms at Dalmatia and making his final bow on 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 admitted to the Northumberland
County bar in 1892, In 1895 he located his office in the Samuel building at Mount Carmel, doing general law
practice in connection with his numerous and varied enterprises.
He was one of the original directors of the Mount Carmel Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Company, which
was established in 1902, he serving as president since 1906, and also a chairman of the finance committee. He is
president of the Mount Carmel Gas Company, and was at one time president of the Mount Carmel Iron Works
and also a director. He was also solicitor and a director of the People's and Central Building and Loan
Associations of Mount Carmel.
Upon the formation of the Bastress, Vought & Co. organization in Brooklyn Real Estate, in 1906, he assumed
the management. Since then the Bastress Vought Company has merged with another concern, forming the
largest and strongest real estate concern within the limits of the Empire State. The management of which rested
upon the shoulders of John E. Bastress. The Light and Power Plant of Cambridge, MD, was built and personally
owned by Mr. Bastress, who sold it in 1910.
Socially Mr. Bastress belongs to the I.O.O.F., local lodge of Elks, K. of M. and P. O. S. of A. and a member of
the Lutheran Church. Politically he is a Republican, served one 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.
After his first wife's death he married Blanch M. Green, January 16, 1900, daughter of John Green, of
Bainbridge, Lancaster County, PA. 
Bastress, John Elmer (I154)
66 Joseph Belknap, a son of Abraham and Mary Belknap, was born about 1635. His spouse in unknown. Belknap, Joseph (I692)
67 July 30, 2009
Michael L. Silks Jr., 24, Montandon

MONTANDON -- Michael L. "Mikey" Silks Jr., 24, of 71 Vindale Ave., entered into rest on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, after he was stricken suddenly at his place of employment.

He was born April 4, 1985, in Lewistown, a son of Michael L. and Judy A. (Bastress) Silks.

Michael was a 2003 graduate of SUN Area Career & Technology Center, New Berlin, where he was enrolled in auto body collision and repair.

He formerly was employed at Leer's and Jeraco Enterprises, both of Milton. At the time of his passing, he was employed as a commercial parts specialist at Advance Auto Parts, Selinsgrove.

Michael was a former member of Boy Scout Troop 3325 of St. John's Lutheran Church, Northumberland, and also a member of the Central Pennsylvania Import Car Club.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ridge Road, Northumberland.

His hobbies and interests included fishing, attending auto races and especially attending drag car races at Beaver Springs, but his great joy was repairing, painting and working on cars and trucks.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one son, Keenan A. Silks, of Montandon, and his companion, Amy Hunselman, of Montandon; one sister, Michele Hubler of Burnham; maternal grandmother, Violet M. Bastress of Northumberland; paternal grandmother, Anna M. Silks of Burnham; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, Second and King streets, Northumberland. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Elinor Allison, retired Lutheran pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Northumberland, officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland. 
Silks, Michael Lee Jr (I488)
68 June 28, 2010
Phyllis L. Bastress, 86, Warner Robins, Ga.

Daily Item

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. ? Phyllis Louise Bastress, 86, of Warner Robins, entered into rest on Friday, June 25, 2010.

She was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Sunbury, Pa. She was married to George A. Bastress, who preceded her in death.

A resident of Middle Georgia since 1966, Phyllis retired from Peach County Hospital, where she was a registered nurse.

She was Methodist.

Phyllis enjoyed spending quality time with her loving family members as well as needlepoint and caring for animals.

Her memory will be forever treasured by her two daughters, Leslie Warren, of Warner Robins, and Anne Ellis, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; four sisters, Suzanne Funke, of Atlanta, Janet Geise, of Northumberland, Pa., Frances Smith, of Lewisburg, Pa., and Marilyn Click, of Searcy, Ark.; three grandchildren, Shawn Miller, Todd Ellis and Karin Bankston; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 5, in Magnolia Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be given to Southern Care Hospice, 3312 Northside Drive, Building D, Ste. 150, Macon, GA 31210.

The McCullough Funeral Home, 417 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins, has charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Louise (I521)
69 June 9, 2011
Violet M. Bastress, 92, Northumberland

NORTHUMBERLAND ? Violet M. Bastress, 92, of Strawbridge Road, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Violet was born July 19, 1918, on Water Street in Northumberland, a daughter of the late Newton E. and Estella (Bowers) Gibbons. In 1936, she married Lester R. Bastress, who preceded her in death on March 27, 1994.

She attended the Priestley School and was a former member of St. John?s Lutheran Church and a current member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Violet was a charter member of the Northumberland-Point Township Senior Action Center, where she especially enjoyed playing bingo. She will always be remembered for her love of playing cards with her friends and going to the Market House in Sunbury.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy A. Silks, of Northumberland, one brother and sister-in-law, James and Mary Gibbons, of Atlanta, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley, in infancy, and one grandson, Michael Silks.

Friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland, followed by the funeral at 11 with the Rev. D. Elinor Allison officiating.

Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland.

Contributions in Violet?s memory may be made to the Northumberland-Point Township Senior Action Center, 268 Second St., Northumberland, PA 17857. 
Gibbons, Violet May (I389)
70 M. Faye Shuman
July 15, 1926 ~ October 26, 2018 (age 92)
Obituary & Services

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Faye Shuman, 92, a lifelong Norry Pineknotter passed away at Nottingham Village Nursing Center.

Faye was born at home on Duke Street July 15, 1926 to the late Milton E. & Susan Leffler Bastress. She was a 1944 graduate of Northumberland High School class of 1944. She was known as ?Peachy? where she was a class officer, member of the interclass basketball and participated in class plays. She was very active with the reunion committee for at least 70 years. In 1947, she married her high school classmate, Donald M. Shuman.They were married 59 years until his passing in 2006

After graduation, she worked at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA for the war effort. She and her husband owned and operated Shuman?s Floral Center and Greenhouses in Shamokin Dam for 25 years. She took great pride in her floral designs and her over the top holiday home décor. After its closing in 1976, Faye was a department manager and buyer for Plaza House Department Store, Hummel?s Wharf and sales associate for Rosenblum?s Clothing Store, Sunbury until her retirement.

She was a lifelong member of Soroptimist International of SUN Counties and Trinity United Methodist Church, Northumberland and Post 44 American Legion Women?s Auxiliary. She was known as Sister, Mom, Grandma, and GiGi to her immediate family of 26. She will always be remembered for her ability to love, listen, and to perfectly matched outfits from head to toe with her Chantilly fragrance.

Faye is survived by her six children; Donne Lewis [Edward]; North East, MD, Douglas Shuman, Watsontown; Denise Ryan [Leo], Millsboro, DE; Patricia Shuman [Charles Hickam], Albuquerque, NM; Pamela Heim [David], Northumberland; and Philip Shuman, Burlington, VT. Along with her children, she is survived by six grandchildren, Kathleen ?Katie? Ryan Breuer [Kevin], Patricia ?Trish? Ryan Molloy [Brett], Nathan Heim [Billie Jo], Melissa Shuman Hoy [Joshua], Cadence and Nova Shuman, two step grandchildren, Kade and Mason Lewis and great grandchildren Luke, Jake, & Cody Breuer, Taylor & Braden Molloy, Paisley Heim, one step great grandchild Chloe Roshon and one step grandson Edward Lewis II. Along with 2 sister-in-laws & 1 brother-in-law; Barbara (Tom) Sheehan, Yardley PA and Joan Shuman, West Yarmouth, MA and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Faye was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters and their spouses Robert (Hildred) Bastress, Guy (Catherine) Bastress, and William (Arlene) Bastress & Marvel (Bill) Miller and Jean (Robert) ?Skip? Reichenbach and brother-in-law George ?Bup? Shuman.

A viewing will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church 6th & King Streets Northumberland with funeral services at 11:00am with Rev. Leslie Halchak officiating.
Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland  
Bastress, M Faye (I317)
71 Marilyn ?Mimi? Bastress Flath, of Cranberry, died on March 30, 2018, at Oakwood Heights Presbyterian Home in Oil City.

She was 89 years of age.

Born on December 17, 1928, in Oil City, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Russell L. and Marie (Blum) Bastress.

Mimi was a 1946 graduate of Clarion Area High School. She obtained her Library Science degree from Clarion University. She did graduate studies at Slippery Rock University and traveled to India to study Indian culture under a Fulbright Scholarship.

?Mrs. Flath? was librarian at Keystone Junior-Senior High School from 1967 until her retirement in 1990. She was a member of the National Education Association, the Pennsylvania Education Association, and the Pennsylvania School Library Association. During her career, she tutored and mentored many young ?Library Assistants? who stayed in touch throughout the years.

She married Robert L. Flath on May 29, 1948. He preceded her in death on October 5, 2014. Together they traveled the world spending time in California with her daughter and son-in-law, Denmark with a former exchange student to Oil City, and Mexico, Italy, Portugal, Spain, England, Ireland, Scotland, Scandinavia with various friends and family members.

She and Bob spent over 50 years living on their farm near Kossuth. They entertained hundreds at parties in the barn, but Mimi?s favorite parties were smaller and held around the kitchen table or on the porch looking out at the beautiful gardens she and Bob planted.

She is survived by her children; her daughter, Gretchen L. McGinley and husband Patrick, of Franklin; and her son, Eric Flath, of Knox, a sister Karen Waltman of Chicora, nine nieces and nephews, and a long time beloved caregiver, Lisa Amsler of Knox.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mimi was preceded in death by her two sisters, Jane Butler and Ann Smathers. 
Bastress, Marilyn Francis (I964)
72 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gustafson, Morgan Marie (I1008)
73 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Smathers, Leslie Ann (I1002)
74 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Smathers, Hilda Marie (I1003)
75 Married a Swank Bastress, Beatrice (I294)
76 Martha Louise Bastress, 85, of 2068 Blair Street, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at the Williamsport Hospital.

Martha Louise's husband, Samuel C. Bastress, died Dec. 17, 1973.

Martha Louise worked for former Rayovac Battery.

Born March 21, 1925 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Chester D. and Charlotte E. Whiles Aderhold.

Surviving are brothers, William N. Butler of Springfield, Va.; Harold D. Butler of Christiansburg, Va.; a sister, Sara Jane Beidler of Williamsport and several nieces and nephews.

Martha Louise was predeceased by a brother, Edward Aderhold and two sisters, Margaret Dunkleberger and Geraldine Sypher.
Aderhold, Martha Louise (I654)
77 Member of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution #59641

Descendant of Bani Parmelee
Daughter of Willis Wilcox Mildrum and Anna Webster, his wife.
Granddaughter of William A. Mildrum and Adelia Wilcox, his wife.
Great Granddaughter of Orrin Mildrum and Temperance Parmelee, his wife.
Great Great Granddaughter of Bani Parmelee and Temperance Kelsey, his wife, m. 1783.
Bani Parmelee (1757-1839) was placed on the pension roll of Middlesex County, Conn., 1818, for service as private, Connecticut Continental Line. He was born in Killingworth; died in Middletown, Conn.  
Mildrum, Clara E (I262)
78 Mossie's Grandparents were from Holland. Leitzel, Mossie Eva (I302)
79 Mrs. Bastress
died December 7, 1883, and a Mercer paper said the following in giving a notice of her death: "We cannot
chronicle the death of this lady without a word of tribute to her worth. She was born August 11, 1827, near
Milford, in the State of Delaware, and when quite young her father removed with his family to Mercer County,
where the deceased had resided ever since. She was a woman remarkable for her quiet, uniform Christian spirit,
patient under all the cares and labors incident to a large family, thoughtful, prudent and kind in everything. She
was greatly beloved in all of the relations of life. She had long been a member of the First Presbyterian Church
of Mercer, and her life was a continual testimony of the genuineness of her faith and the power of divine grace.
Her experience during her illness was of profound peace with her Maker, and her death was like her life, in quiet
trust. Her memory is very precious to her family and a large circle of friends." 
Satterfield, Mary Ann (I136)
80 Naomi, a daughter of John Dare, was born about 1771 in Philadelphia, PA,and died about 1857 in Braxton County VA (WV). Her will was probated on February 27, 1857 in Braxton County. She was buried in a little cemetery between the B&O tracks and the Elk River at Union Mills, Braxton Co, WV. Dare, Naomi (I685)
81 Notes for A JEAN BASTRESS:
Jean (Bastress) Reichenbaugh died after the birth of her child, Susan.
Cause of Death: Child birth 
Bastress, A Jean (I316)
According to "The History of Lycoming County," by John F. Meginness (1892), Alfred L Bastress was a private
during the Civil War, listed under Company G of the Forty-Seventh Regiment. According to the Civil War
Veterans' Card File, Alfred (named "Albert") was 24 years old when he mustered in at Harrisburg (7/6/1863). 
Bastress, Alfred Lafayette (I115)
Alfred Bastress coached hockey from 1936-39 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He also was a professor
at Wilkes University, where there is a scholarship named after him for students majoring in chemistry. 
Bastress, Alfred Willis (I263)
84 Notes for CATHARINE C:
Catherine Bastress is buried in Lot 304 in Jersey Shore Cemetery next to Peter (41°11'54.12"N,
Calvert, Mary Catherine (I113)
Chester worked for 27 years as a drop forger at the Keystone Forge, Northumberland, PA. He had the gift of
"water witching" or "dousing." Chester was a member of the August Baptist Church and was a bell ringer for

Chester and Lester were twin brothers.
The brother's got to watch President Herbert Hoover's motorcade come through Northumberland on Duke Street.
While working for Keystone Forging the brothers got to go see President Harry S. Truman's Presidential train. The President's daughter, Margaret, came out on the platform on the back of the train and waived to everyone.
Edible treats were sassafras root, birch bark, and yellow May apples.
The twins earned spending money by selling moleskins for five cents a bundle. At the Blue Hill canal bed, moles were stomped on. A hollow tree was laid on top of canal lock. A wire was strung across inside the tree with fire lot on one end to dry moleskins. Licorice root was bought at a store for one cent a piece with their earnings.

The farmhouse was on RD#2, Sunbury.
The large shrub bush at side porch
Dog Trixie laying behind the coal stove
Bags of beans lying around house
Big rocking chair in the Kitchen
Large maple trees lining the front yard
All ages of people sitting and talking on the front porch.
Poplar trees lining the road to the barn
cousins playing hide n' seek among the lilacs and a favorite place for the chickens as well.
trudging through the woods to find the "perfect" Christmas tree and setting it up in the parlor.
Friday night visits with the men sitting in the kitchen and the women sitting in the living room and the cousins outside playing or inside listening to whichever conversation was liveliest.
Watching Ray Bolger, Lawrence Welk, & Friday night fights.

Bastress, Chester Jay (I305)
Clark was raised in Shamrock and met Mossie at the Aldine Hotel in Sunbury across from the train station where
she was a cook.
Mossie later baked pies at Keithan's Bakery in Sunbury. They lived in Kratzerville, where Clark worked in a sawmill. Most of the men spoke Dutch and Clark had a hard time understanding them. Mossie tried to help him understand the language.
They moved to Sunbury where Clark was born. They lived in New York where they farmed for a period of time. They return to PA and moved to Northumberland in time for the twins to be born. They moved to Island Park for awhile and then back to Northumberland. Their last home was a 21 acre farm in RD #2, Black Mill Road, Sunbury.
Clark worked for 38 years at the Keystone Forge, Duke Street, Northumberland, as a Heater and then became a hammer man in the foundry. He also worked at the Danville Iron Works and on a threshing crew that was owned by Thomas J. Leitzel ( Mossie Leitzel's Father). 
Family F83
87 Notes for DAVID C THURSTON:
DAVID C. THURSTON, farmer, Section 13, Township 31, Range 20, P. O. Parsons, settled here May 10,
1866. He is a native of Mt. Gilead, Morrow Co., Ohio, born March 11, 1843, a son of Levi and Elizabeth
(Bastress) Thurston, father, of Pottsville, Pa., the mother, of Jersey Shore. They married and settled in
Morrow County, Ohio, in about 1830, where they still reside. The above gentleman enlisted April 21, 1861, in
Company G, Twentieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served some three months. In West Virginia,
August 29, 1861, enlisted in Company C, Fifteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Served until the close
of the war, being mustered out in Texas, and discharged, December, 1865, at Columbus, Ohio. He was united
in marriage, May 21, 1868, to Miss Elizabeth Barns, a native of Shelby County, Ohio, born October 7, 1841.
She died February 19, 1869. Mr. T. married a second time, April 16, 1871, to Miss Christina Bilby, a native
of Indiana, born November 7, 1853, died June 12, 1877, leaving three children - Levi H., Edward C., Alfred
A. Mr. T. married a third time July 14, 1878, Miss Rebecca Chapman, of Kentucky, but raised in Warren
County, Ill., born June 14, 1854. Mr. Thurston's farm consists of eighty acres of fine improved land. 
Thurston, David Clark (I119)
D.S. BASTRESS, farmer, post-office .Mercer, was born December 16, 1818, in Lycoming County, Penn., to
Solomon and Elizabeth (Slonaker) Bastress, natives of Montgomery County, Penn., and the parents of six
children: Peter, Margaret, Harriet, Elizabeth, D.S. and Sarah. Our subject was educated in the schools at Jersey
Shore, Penn. He began to learn the silversmith?s trade at that place, and finished at Williamsport, where he
followed the business until 1838, when he went to Columbus, Ohio, and prosecuted his trade. It was then the
custom to put teeth in gold plates, and Mr. Bastress was employed by dentists to make the plates, and in that way
learned dentistry. In 1840 he came to Mercer, and soon after opened up a shop for himself. He practiced dentistry
in Mercer for thirty years, and did work for citizens at Warren, New Castle, Franklin, Sharon, Butler and
Greenville. He was married in 1846 to Mary A. Satterfield, daughter of Elijah and Sarah A. Satterfield, by whom
he had eight children: Elizabeth, Fidderman, David, Emeline, Henry, Maggie and two deceased. Mrs. Bastress
died December 7, 1883, and a Mercer paper said the following in giving a notice of her death: "We cannot
chronicle the death of this lady without a word of tribute to her worth. She was born August 11, 1827, near
Milford, in the State of Delaware, and when quite young her father removed with his family to Mercer County,
where the deceased had resided ever since. She was a woman remarkable for her quiet, uniform Christian spirit,
patient under all the cares and labors incident to a large family, thoughtful, prudent and kind in everything. She
was greatly beloved in all of the relations of life. She had long been a member of the First Presbyterian Church
of Mercer, and her life was a continual testimony of the genuineness of her faith and the power of divine grace.
Her experience during her illness was of profound peace with her Maker, and her death was like her life, in quiet
trust. Her memory is very precious to her family and a large circle of friends." Mr. Bastress came to his present
farm in 1870, and has resided here since. He owns the house in Mercer where Hon. John A. Bingham was born.
In politics he is a Democrat. 
Bastress, David Sawyers (I89)
Elizabeth Bastress is buried in Lot 303 in Jersey Shore Cemetery (41°11'54.12"N, 77°15'56.13"W). 
Sloanaker, Elizabeth (I84)
Emeline never married and was considered a lunatic. 
Bastress, Emeline (I144)
Harry was an oil operator. 
Bastress, Harry Bainard (I145)
From obituary:
BASTRESS, HARRY K., 94, of Largo, died Thursday (Sept. 4, 2003) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. He
came here in 1971 from his native Sharon, Pa., where he was a residential builder. He was a member of First
United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include a son, David, Plantation; and two daughters, Carol Ringoot,
Shepherdstown, W. Va., and Linda Bralich, Sharon. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
Source: St. Petersburg Times, Monday, September 8, 2003 
Bastress, Harry Kenneth (I279)
93 Notes for HENRY FISHER:
Henry arrived in Columbia Co., PA in 1821, and settled in what is now Main Twp. He purchased 400 acres at a
sheriff's sale and donated the land for a church and cemetery, which was subsequently named after him. Henry
was among the pioneers of this area and was recognized as one of the leading men in the community. 
Fisher, Henry (I117)
Jacob Fenstermacher is bured in Christ Delong UCC Cemetery (40°29'14.90"N, 75°44'13.02"W). 
Fenstermacher, Jacob (I65)
95 Notes for JOHN BASTRESS:
John is listed in the 1810 PA census as living in Potts Grove, near Pottstown, in Montgomery County, PA. In
his household are one white male and one female -- both under 10 years of age and his wife Catharine.
In 1820 PA. census (on microfilm), John is still listed as living in Potts Grove with a household consisting of
two males under 10 years of age, one
male between10--16 years of age, one female under 10, one female 10--16 and female 16--25 (wife 
Bastress, John (I40)
From Obituary:
BASTRESS - Freeman L. Bastress - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Funeral services for Freemen L. Bastress, 65, of 1428 Wall St. will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the C. M. Sloan &
Sons Funeral Home, Rev. John M. Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Bastress died at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital where he had been a patient
since Jan. 14.
A native of Allentown, NJ, he lived in Fort Wayne (IN) 40 years and was a veteran of World War I. He was
employed as an automobile salesman many years.
Surviving are a son, James, San Luis Obispo, CA; a daughter, Mrs. William Mitchell, Muncie; three sisters, Mrs.
B. L. Sefton, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ada Henry, Harlan, and Mrs. Tessa Stanton, Three Rivers, Michigan; and three
grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
SOURCE: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Thursday, Feb. 6, 1964 
Bastress, Freeman Lester (I163)
Lester worked at the Keystone Forge, Northumberland, PA. He also served in the Navy during WW 2. 
Bastress, Lester Ray (I306)
Milton was born April 16, 1833, probably in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery County, PA. In the 1850 PA
census, he is listed as living in Pottsgrove Twp., Montgomery County, PA. On April 26, 1857, he married
Catharine Ann Broscious (born October 11, 1837), in Lower Mahantongo Twp., Northumberland County, PA.
They lived briefly in Schuylkill County where their first child, Minerva, was born.
By 1860 they had moved to Northumberland County, PA where they remained for the rest of their lives. They
located in Rush Township where Milton followed his trade at Wolverton's Tannery, near Snydertown. He was
also a rural mail carrier in Rush Township and became well known. He was a member of the Reformed Church
and in politics a Republican. Milton served briefly in the Civil War as a Private at age 29 (mustered in
8/14/1862 at Harrisburgh; mustered out 5/23/1863) and shortly before his death received a Veteran's Pension
which was continued for his wife. Milton died May 25, 1900 followed by Catharine in 1917. Both are buried in
St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery aka Snydertown Reformed Church Cemetery in Snydertown,
Northumberland County, PA (40°52'46.90"N, 76°40'59.20"W).
Also buried in this cemetery were two sons, John Elmer and George. Milton's mother, Rachel is also buried
Bastress, Milton E (I92)
99 Notes for NANCY BASTRESS:
Nancy was a major in the Air Force and is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Point Loma, San Diego County, California. 
Bastress, Nancy (I260)
100 Notes for PETER B BASTRESS:
Peter B Bastress enrolled for the Civil War (Enrolled 9/15/1862 at Thompsonton, PA) when he was 40 years old. 
Bastress, Peter B (I78)

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