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651 Robert was recorded in 1793 as one the owners of a distillery in Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
 
STRAYHORN, Robert (I86048)
 
652 Robert was the brother of our great-grandfather, John Calvin Strahorn. He was born east of Bellefonte in Haines Twp. Centre Co., Pennsylvania. He wrote later how as a boy, he was impressed by Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858. He was a newspaper correspondent for the Denver News and New York Times during the Sioux campaigns of 1876-77, and fought alongside General Crook while covering the Battle of Rosebud. He was the first head of the Publicity Department of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1877-1783, and wrote extensively about the resources and attractions of the western states, resulting in waves of migration into those territories. He was instrumental in building the Oregon Short Line Railroad from Granger, Wyoming to Huntington, Oregon and in the process founded the towns of Caldwell, Weiser, Payette, Shoshone, and Hailey in Idaho, and Ontario in Oregon. He was a founder and trustee of the College of Idaho in Caldwell. He went broke in the panic of 1893, then spent six years trading municipal bonds in Boston. He went on to found the North Coast Railroad, and built Union Station in Spokane (which was demolished in 1974 for the Spokane World's Fair) and almost 750 miles of track in Washington state, under a secret financial arrangement with E.H. Harriman. This clandestine arrangement earned Robert the moniker "The Sphinx." The North Coast Railroad was consolidated into the Oregon Washington Railroad & Navigation Co. with Robert as Vice President and General Manager. In the 1930s Robert acquired most of a city block in San Francisco, but lost it all in the Great Depression. He died in 1944 in San Francisco (not in Spokane as is claimed elsewhere) and his remains are interred in a granite and marble mausoleum in Spokane along with both of his wives. There were no children from either marriage. Upon his death in San Francisco in 1944, Robert's remains were taken by his best friend Thurlow Bryant to Spokane, and his personal effects, including his steamer trunk, his personalized binoculars, numerous photos and papers, and the publishing rights to his autobiography, were taken by Thurlow to his home in Caldwell, Idaho. Thurlow's wife Nellie gave these items to us in 1995 because we were the only relatives who had ever inquired after him. Thurlow died in Caldwell in 1992, and Nellie in 2001. - Gary Zentmyer STRAHORN, Robert Edmund (I85878)
 
653 Roberta is twin to Roy. She lived in North Huntingdon, Pa., Westmoreland Co.
 
SANTMYER, Roberta R (I0069)
 
654 Roseanna per Mike Fichtel, but Roanna in all original source documents ZENTMEYER, Roanna (I2239)
 
655 Roy J Santmyer
Roy J Santmyer, 58, of Irwin, died in Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is survived by by his widow, Gertrude Hurst Santmyer, three children, Foy (Roy) J Jr of Washington D,C., Mrs Betty Haden of Vanderbrift (Vandergrift) and Mrs Bert Jones of Irwin, and eight grandchildren.
Ref: The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA; Thursday, June 2, 1960.
 
SANTMYER, Roy James Sr (I0059)
 
656 Ruth 'Chita' O'Connor wrote in June 1976 in the Orange County Genealogical Society Quarterly that her father was "Charles Elmore Cosby (changed to Charles E. De Cillo ca. 1901)," and her California Death Certificate from 1996 reads, "Mother's Maiden Name: Decillo, Father's Surname: Cosby."

 
DE CILLO, Ruth Wandyne (I86112)
 
657 Ruth, writing in 1983, told the story of Susannah North, an ancestor she traces through Keziah Chase, wife of Amos Hobart b.1774. According to Ruth, Susannah was found guilty of being a witch in Salem Village on 2 May 1692, and hanged on 19 July 1692 on Gallows Hill. She was buried on said Hill, because witches could not be buried in the church cemetery.

 
DE CILLO, Ruth Wandyne (I86112)
 
658 Sadie gave birth to their third child soon after she had contacted small pox. Both Sadie and the child died during or shortly after the birth. She was staying at her mother's home in Vanderbilt, PA at the time of death.

Ref: Family records and papers located in the family Bible
Interviews with Fanny Ethel Santmyer Rowley, James R. Rowley & Anna Mae Wagget Walls.

1880 East Huntington Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA - page 25
Grist, Robert - age 27 - Coal miner - born PA
Elizabeth - 24 - wife - born PA
Minnie - 5 - daughter - born PA
Nelson - 2 - son - born PA
Sadie - 6/12 - daughter - born PA
Robert's parents born PA
Elizabeth's parents born PA

 
GHRIST, Sarah Jane (I0057)
 
659 Samuel apparently spent most of his life in America in Philadelphia, after moving there after 1824. In various Philadelphia city directories, he was listed as a stone cutter from 1829 to 1933. Between 1835 and 1847, Samuel was listed variously as a blacksmith, innkeeper, gunsmith, and locksmith, although there were also other persons named Samuel Lehman during the period. In the 1850 US Census he listed his occupation as 'None.' Then from 1854 to 1863 he was a bricklayer, with the exception of 1862 when he was listed as a moulder, a person who carved stone. (Samuel's son George had been listed as a moulder in the 1850 Census) In 1867, the year of his death, Samuel was listed as a water color manufacturer, certainly working for his son-in-law Joseph Brutsche, because his address listed, 250 S 10th was also Joseph's address, and Joseph was a water color manufacturer.

 
LEHMAN, Samuel M. (I1014)
 
660 Samuel Strahorn and his brother William both married sisters named Cuttler. STRAHORN, Samuel S. (I87)
 
661 Samuel's parents and his brother Henry were removed and reburied in Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge, so it is possible this was the case with Samuel as well, however we have found no record of this.  BRUTSCH…, Samuel Lehman (I11)
 
662 Samuel, Catharine, and their sons David and William were originally buried at Monument Cemetery in Philadelphia. Their remains were relocated to Lawnview Cemetery in 1956 upon the closure of Monument Cemetery and its acquisition by Temple University. LEHMAN, Samuel M. (I1014)
 
663 Samuel, Catharine, and their sons David and William were originally buried at Monument Cemetery in Philadelphia. Their remains were relocated to Lawnview Cemetery in 1956 upon the closure of Monument Cemetery and its acquisition by Temple University. PIAT, Catharine (I1015)
 
664 Samuel, Catharine, and their sons David and William were originally buried at Monument Cemetery in Philadelphia. Their remains were relocated to Lawnview Cemetery in 1956 upon the closure of Monument Cemetery and its acquisition by Temple University. LEHMAN, David Frederick (I1533)
 
665 Samuel, Catharine, and their sons David and William were originally buried at Monument Cemetery in Philadelphia. Their remains were relocated to Lawnview Cemetery in 1956 upon the closure of Monument Cemetery and its acquisition by Temple University. LEHMAN, William (I1535)
 
666 Samuel, educated in common schools, painter and paper-hanger, working with his father; member of Knights of Pythias. -History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 1907 ZENTMEYER, Samuel James (I688)
 
667 SANTMYER, EDGAR J
SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR I
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/22/1897
DATE OF DEATH: 10/30/1967
BURIED AT: SECTION 32 SITE 142
BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY
NAVAL AIR STATION, 80 HOVEY ROAD PENSACOLA, FL 32508
(850) 453-4108
Ref: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 
SANTMYER, Edgar J. (I0103)
 
668 Santmyer, Isaac B.
Miner, ca.1913, Star Junction; passed his examination ca.1913 for Mine Foreman First Grade. Received his certificate.
Source: Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western Pennsylvania <
SANTMYER, Isaac Benton (I0119)
 
669 Sarah's surname has not been discovered in any written records, however family tradition identifies her as Sarah Cotten. COTTON, Sarah (I2572)
 
670 Sawyer (sawmill worker) in 1860 Census
Carpenter in 1870 Census
Carpenter in 1880 Census, living in Front Royal, Virginia 
STRAHORN, Thomas W. (I308)
 
671 SCANDIA - Adah R. Robison, 98, Scandia, died Friday, Dec. 8,1989, at The Republic County Hospital, Belleville.
Miss Robison was born Nov. 12, 1891, on a farm north of Scandia and as a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a member the United Methodist Church, Scandia. Survivors include a sister, Edna of the home; and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Marvin Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Scandia. - THE SCANDIA JOURNAL Sunday, December 10,1989 
ROBISON, Adah Ruby (I86029)
 
672 SCANDIA - The funeral for Everett Robison, 40, Scandia. will be at 2:30 pm Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Scandia. The Rev. Lyle Miller officiating. Mr. Robison died Tuesday at his home of apparent heart attack. He was born June 10, 1933, at Scandia. Mr. Robison, a lifetime resident of the community, operated a dairy farm southeast of Scandia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of the Scandia United Methodist Church, the Scandia Masonic lodge and the Scandia Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are the widow May, a son, John, and a daughter Becky, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Grace Robison, Keflavik, Iceland; a brother, Charles, Scandia, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Clark. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Scandia. Friends may call at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart funeral home, Scandia.

Salina Journal
Friday, April 5, 1974 
ROBISON, Edward Everett (I2538)
 
673 SCANDIA --- Grace E. Robison, 90, Scandia, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at a Belleville hospital. Mrs. Robison was a retired school teacher. She was born March 10, 1909, near Scandia, the daughter of Charles A. and Eda Swenson Smith. Mrs. Robison was a member of the United Methodist Church in Scandia, United Methodist Women, Order of the Eastern Star, Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma and several bridge clubs. She married John Sherman Robison. He preceded her in death in 1963. Survivors include a son, Charles Robison, Scandia; a daughter, Martha Clark, St. Louis; a brother, Phil Smith, Concordia; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Scandia. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Scandia.

 
SMITH, Grace Evelyn (I2537)
 
674 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-Tressa Charlene Strahorn, 83, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and formerly of Iowa Falls, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at the Chandler Care Center, Chandler, Ariz., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Memorial services will be Friday Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Linn's Funeral Chapel, Iowa Falls, with Rev. Rhoda Preston officiating. Inurnment will follow at Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls.

Tressa was born July 19, 1918, at Ames to Fred W. and Violet Hall. She graduated from the Iowa Falls Community Schools with the class of 1937. On Aug. 1, 1937, she married Kenneth R. Strahorn at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. She and her husband owned and operated Hall-Strahorn Hardware in Algona for several years. The couple moved to Iowa Falls in the early '60s where they assumed ownership and operation of the Iowa Falls Roofing Company. They retired in 1983 to Scottsdale. Tressa was an active community volunteer in Iowa Falls. She was a charter member of the Ellsworth Hospital's "Pink Ladies." She was a Past Worthy Matron of the White Shrine. She was actively involved in various guilds and circles within the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Kay and her husband, Jack Nicholson, of Dallas, Texas, and Judith Lee and her husband, Robert Wiskus, of McCook Lake, S.D.; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Strahorn, of Sacramento, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Tinken, of Humboldt. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; her son, Fred; a granddaughter, Jacqueline Nicholson; a great-granddaughter, Abigail Wiskus.

The Linn's Funeral Homes, Iowa Falls Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to local Iowa Falls foundations, Alzheimer's disease or S.I.D.S.
 
HALL, Tressa Charlene (I391)
 
675 Seadell Santmier was a carpenter by trade. SANTMIER, Seadell (I0202)
 
676 Seen in City Directories in Evansville, Indiana from 1951 - 2002 ZENTMYER, Harold Nelson (I3083)
 
677 Sells the Peterslehen to Michael Vierling for 18 fl. in 1716, pays 54 x. purchase tax (HStA Stuttgart, Best. A 302, Bd. 8494, S. 62). ZENTMAIR, Johann Jacob (I1626)
 
678 Served as Judge for the years 1882 - 1884. -Judy Brezina, Curator, Schuyler Historical Society Museum  ZENTMYER, Miles (I2331)
 
679 Served in Company E, 121st Infantry Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. Mustered in August 19, 1862 for a three-year term.  BRUTSCH…, Samuel Lehman (I11)
 
680 Served in Company M, Second regiment in the Mexican-American War in 1846. Annals of Buffalo Valley 1755-1855 ZENTMEYER, Enos M. (I2249)
 
681 Served in US Coast Guard in WW I, WW II, and Korea. STRAHORN, Ralph Norton (I2686)
 
682 Several original sources claim Johannes and Barbary moved from Cave Spring to Montgomery County near present-day Floyd in 1800, however a poem written by Catherine's brother David claims the move was after 1802. ZENTMEYER, Catherine (I87152)
 
683 Several original sources claim Johannes and Barbary moved from Cave Spring to Montgomery County near present-day Floyd in 1800, however the poem below claims the move was after 1802. ZENTMEYER, Rev. David Wendel (I1773)
 
684 She is the Barbara Lehman on the passenger list for the good ship Howard, from Le Havre, France, which arrived in New York 11 Jun 1824, as seen below. GROSSGLAUSER, Barbara (I3189)
 
685 Sidney Hobart built a flour and grist mill on block 8 in the original town center of Carthage near the old Mormon Jail and the Catholic Church. ('Mormon Jail' - LDS founder Joseph Smith was killed by a mob while jailed in Carthage in 1844 -Ed) It operated for many years but was finally torn down and a residence now stands on the site. History of Hancock County, Illinois 1880

 
HOBART, Sidney Little (I85664)
 
686 Sidney Smith Legate was born on May 5, 1830 in Leominster, MA. He was the son of Capt. William Morris Legate and Nancy Hadley Legate. Around 1850 Sidney moved to New Hampshire to teach school. There he met Hannah Wiggin Smith (b. 1830) and they were married 4/8/1852. They went on to have four children, Walter Scott (b. 5/9/1853), Russell Smith (b. 9/9/1855), May Augusta (b. 9/9/1956), and Anna Louise (b. 5/28, 1862). Hannah died a few months after the birth of Anna on 8/7/1862. After his wife's death, Sidney disappeared from his children's lives for a while and they were brought up by various relatives. In 1873 we find Sidney working as a contractor and builder in Denison & Sherman, Texas. His son, Russell, joined him there as did his daughter, May in around 1876. He briefly lived in Fort Worth, TX in 1877. On May 10, 1882 he married Catherine V. Turner in Chicago, IL. He returned to Texas to work as a builder because we find him back in Denison in 1887. He and Catherine eventually settled in Pinconning, MI where they bought a farm. They lived the remaining years of their life there. Sidney died on May 29, 1913. (Bio information from contributor Lisa Morrow) LEGATE, Sidney Smith (I85655)
 
687 Sidney's granddaughter, May Hobart Zentmyer, said that Sidney died from lung disease resulting from his exposure to flour dust, a hazard unrecognized at the time.

 
HOBART, Sidney Little (I85664)
 
688 So, evidently after both of Samuel's wives died, he was unable or unwilling to care for all of his four children. In the 1900 US Census, only first-born John Ray Zentmeyer was living with him. Son Everett was living with Weir family, and son George was living with the Jay family. It is unclear where daughter Lillie was living, but she was not with Samuel. ZENTMEYER, Samuel (I1983)
 
689 So, the question remains, why Thomas was born before the marriage of his parents.  STRAYHORN, Thomas (I42)
 
690 sold the inn in Haundorf in 1729 or 1730 to Johann George Hoffmann EMMERT, Johann Michael (I86203)
 
691 Some family members have Edward's middle name as Arnold.

 
ROBISON, Edward Arundel (I85942)
 
692 Some information and photo provided by Bill McKenney, grandson. SANTYMIRE, Esther Belle (I0345)
 
693 Some information provided by Bill McKenny SANTYMIRE, John Henry Jr. (I333)
 
694 Some of our Picken data comes from from work done by Lehlah Belle West b.1879 writing in 1957, in combination with the information in George Picken's Will from 1803. Some individual dates have been gleaned from the Internet, however.

 
PICKEN, George T. (I85692)
 
695 Some researchers believe that the James, John, and Mark in the 1810 census record were brothers, which is likely, and that their father was the Thomas Marlow who died in Iredell County in 1811, which is unlikely given that none of the three were named in Thomas' Will.

 
MARLOW, John (I3231)
 
696 Sometime after 1880 and by 1900, he was admitted to the Iowa State Hospital for the Insane in Mt Pleasant, Henry Co. This is most likely where he died in 1916 as he is listed as an inmate here in the 1910 U.S. Census and again in 1915 in the Iowa State Census. ZENTMEYERS, David Conoway (I1978)
 
697 Sometime during the 1870's Charles S and Martha Kiddoo Zentmire went to western Iowa, and in 1877 they moved to Rice County, Kansas. The move there was made in a covered wagon. They lived on a farm until June 1880 when an epidemic of typhoid took the lives of Charles and Martha in Valley Twp, Rice Co. Their grandmother and an uncle came to Kansas to get their 3 small girls and took them back to family in Mercer Co, Illinois.  ZENTMIRE, Charles Sylvester (I2860)
 
698 Sometime during the 1870's Charles S and Martha Kiddoo Zentmire went to western Iowa, and in 1877 they moved to Rice County, Kansas. The move there was made in a covered wagon. They lived on a farm until June 1880 when an epidemic of typhoid took the lives of Charles and Martha in Valley Twp, Rice Co. Their grandmother and an uncle came to Kansas to get their 3 small girls and took them back to family in Mercer Co, Illinois.  KIDOO, Martha M (I85212)
 
699 Son of the Harriett Hawk and the late Harry Zentmyer, he is survived by his wife, Edna M. Zentmyer, son, Larry C. Zentmyer of New York City; daughter, Saundra Blair of Hagerstown; sisters, Mrs. Catherine Footen of Westernport, Md., and Miss Mabel Zentmyer of Philadelphia.

He was assistant foreman at Pangborn Corp., where he had been employed for 32 years.

He was a member of St. Paul's EUB Church, Eagles of Waynesboro, Loyal Order of Moose and Independent Order of Red Men. He served in the Army in World War II.  
ZENTMYER, Ralph Clinton (I817)
 
700 Sources:
1. Biographical & Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana; Vol. II, p. 1363.
2. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 for George W. Zintmire, married Katharine A. Lawson 27 Oct 1858 in Howard County, Indiana, Book C-A, p 326.
3. Headstone states: "CATHARINE / Wife of / G. W. Zentmeyer / Died / Oct. 24, 1870: / Aged / 30Y. 3M. & 16D."
4. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. K. A. Lawson married Geo. W. Zentmeyer on 27 Oct 1858 in Howard County, Indiana. Book C-A, p 326.
 
LAWSON, Catharine A (I2234)
 

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