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Johannes' signature at the State House
Johannes' signature at the State House
All new arrivals had to pledge loyalty to the English crown 
  20 Oct 2018
Partial Ships List from the Bannister
Partial Ships List from the Bannister
The Bannister arrived in Philadelphia on 21 Oct 1754, from Amsterdam last of Cowes, John Doyle Captain. It appears Strassburger and Hinke misread the "i" in Johannes' signature.  
  20 Oct 2018
Headstone for Thomas Foster Strahorn
Headstone for Thomas Foster Strahorn
Thomas, his second wife Rebecca Jane Kellogg, and their son Frank Kellog Strahorn are all buried in the same plot in Rosedale Cemetery, just west of downtown Los Angeles. We suspect the headstone was installed by his son Robert Edmund Strahorn after Robert became wealthy, since Thomas was a man of modest means. A smaller stone can be seen in front of the larger one, which reads, "T.F.S. Husband," possibly an earlier installation. No headstone is in evidence for Rebecca Jane Kellogg, but then she was not Robert Strahorn's mother. Robert's mother Rebecca Emmert has a substantial headstone in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania alongside her parents, possibly also paid for by Robert.
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  20 Oct 2018
Headstone for sisters Isabella and Alma Kinch
Headstone for sisters Isabella and Alma Kinch
Located in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania
Photo by Kat 
  16 Oct 2018
Headstone for Herman and Elizabeth Kinch Nagle
Headstone for Herman and Elizabeth Kinch Nagle
In Calvary Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania
Photo by spanielfam 
  16 Oct 2018
Headstonr for Mary Marchand Kinch
Headstonr for Mary Marchand Kinch
Located in the Union Cemetery, Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Jill 
  16 Oct 2018
Headstone for David Blair Kinch
Headstone for David Blair Kinch
Located in the Union Cemetery, Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Jill 
  16 Oct 2018
Headstone for Voilet Sherwood Kinch
Headstone for Voilet Sherwood Kinch
In Grandview Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Pamela Bolinda Pate 
  16 Oct 2018
Headstone for Steward B. Kinch
Headstone for Steward B. Kinch
Located in the Grandview Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Pamela Bolinda Pate 
  16 Oct 2018
Headstone for Annie Russia Kinch
Headstone for Annie Russia Kinch
In the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Kat 
  16 Oct 2018
Headstone for Bertha Cramer Kinch
Headstone for Bertha Cramer Kinch
In Fairview Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy annie 
  16 Oct 2018
Headstone for John Zentmyer Kinch
Headstone for John Zentmyer Kinch
Located in Fairview Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy annie 
  16 Oct 2018
Isabella Zentmyer Kinch Headstone
Isabella Zentmyer Kinch Headstone
In Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  
  15 Oct 2018
David Kinch and Isabella Zentmyer Kinch family
David Kinch and Isabella Zentmyer Kinch family
Photo courtesy of Herman Roy Nagle, Great Grandson of David Kinch and Isabella Zentmyer Kinch 
  15 Oct 2018
Isabella Zentmyer Kinch
Isabella Zentmyer Kinch
 
  15 Oct 2018
Headstone for Caroline Kinch Keatley
Headstone for Caroline Kinch Keatley
Located in the Seven Stars Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Kim Gutshall 
  15 Oct 2018
Headstone for Benjamin Kinch
Headstone for Benjamin Kinch
In the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Kat 
  15 Oct 2018
Headstone for Henry Kinch
Headstone for Henry Kinch
Located in Burket Cemetery, Warriors Mark, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Ray McManus 
  15 Oct 2018
Headstone for Samuel Kinch
Headstone for Samuel Kinch
In the Seven Stars Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Kim Gutshall 
  15 Oct 2018
Headstone for Mary Kinch Waring
Headstone for Mary Kinch Waring
Located in the Seven Stars Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Kim Gutshall 
  15 Oct 2018
Headstone for Ann Elizabeth Kinch Ewing
Headstone for Ann Elizabeth Kinch Ewing
In the Seven Stars Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Kim Gutshall 
  15 Oct 2018
Headstone for Daniel Kinch
Headstone for Daniel Kinch
Located in Burket Cemetery, Warriors Mark, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Clacy Hassler 
  15 Oct 2018
Headstone for John Kinch
Headstone for John Kinch
Located in the Seven Stars Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy valene68 
  15 Oct 2018
Family Bible of David Kinch
Family Bible of David Kinch
We have taken the names and dates for David and Mary's children from this record. 
  15 Oct 2018
Headstone for David Kinch
Headstone for David Kinch
In the Seven Stars Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Kim Gutshall 
  14 Oct 2018
Headstone for Susannah Hauer Kinch
Headstone for Susannah Hauer Kinch
In the Liverpool Union Cemetery, Liverpool, Perry, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Randall Bordner 
  14 Oct 2018
Headstone for Johannes Kinsch
Headstone for Johannes Kinsch
Located in the Liverpool Union Cemetery, Liverpool, Perry, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Randall Bordner 
  14 Oct 2018
Headstone for Mary Davis Kinch
Headstone for Mary Davis Kinch
In the Seven Stars Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Kim Gutshall 
  14 Oct 2018
Birth record for Jacob Zentmair in Vincenzenbronn, Bavaria, Germany
Birth record for Jacob Zentmair in Vincenzenbronn, Bavaria, Germany
"Jacob, son of Simon Zentmair, Catholic and day labourer here, and his wife named Maria, Lutheran, sponsor Jacob Conrad, smallholder and herdsman here, Friday February 15th" 
  12 Oct 2018
House in Seiderzell
House in Seiderzell
Photo courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  12 Oct 2018
Entering Seiderzell, Feuchtwangen, Ansbach, Bavaria
Entering Seiderzell, Feuchtwangen, Ansbach, Bavaria
Photo courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  12 Oct 2018
John Zentmyer at work
John Zentmyer at work
From the Zentmyer Collection. John spent most of his career working for the Federal Aviation Administration, and before that its precursor, the Civil Aeronautics Administration. Here he is directing traffic at Oakland Airport in California.
 
  12 Oct 2018
Los Angeles Times 17 Nov 1918 featuring the George and Mary Zentmyer family
Los Angeles Times 17 Nov 1918 featuring the George and Mary Zentmyer family
From the Zentmyer Collection, Mary holding George Jr., John walking between Mary and George. They were not identified in the article. They were likely returning to their temporary residence at the home of Mary's aunt, Alfaretta (Retta) Strahorn Scott, and her husband Waldo.

 
  12 Oct 2018
John Miles Zentmyer
John Miles Zentmyer
From the Zentmyer Collection.  
  12 Oct 2018
May and John Zentmyer
May and John Zentmyer
From the Zentmyer Collection.
Photo taken at 644 N. Manhattan Place shortly after their wedding. 
  12 Oct 2018
Christopher's House
Christopher's House
Located on a farm past the end of Blue Mountain Rd., Rouzerville, Pennsylvania. Your webmaster and his sister are pictured. Farm currently owned by Robert Monck.
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  12 Oct 2018
Pardoned by Gov. Thomas Mifflin
Pardoned by Gov. Thomas Mifflin
Christopher was fined 10 pounds in 1795 for operating a Tippling House, essentially an unlicensed drinking establishment. At this time, Christopher was living on his farm in present-day Rouzerville, which was a scant 1/8 mile off the Great Wagon Road. Who can blame him for seizing the opportunity . . . maybe the Governor was a customer!
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  12 Oct 2018
Christopher's Farm, Washington Twp., Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
Christopher's Farm, Washington Twp., Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
This view shows Christopher's original holdings between Rouzerville and Penmar Pennsylvania, which were sold off over the years after his death in 1834. A small farm containing the house and cemetery still exists, it is owned by Robert Monck. It is leased out, so do not try and enter the farm without Robert's permission in advance.
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  12 Oct 2018
Notice of Sheriff's Sale, 7 Jan 1789
Notice of Sheriff's Sale, 7 Jan 1789
This notice was published in the Pennsylvania Herald and General Advertiser. A Sheriff's Sale is a foreclosure sale, which was to be held 27 Jan 1789. Christopher subsequently moved into Washington Twp., Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  12 Oct 2018
Christopher's Farm, Cumberland Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
Christopher's Farm, Cumberland Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
Christopher purchased and farmed this land, about 260 acres in present-day Arendtsville, Franklin Twp., Adams Co. for approximately a decade between 1779 and 1789. He and Jacob Arendt donated the parcel at the lower left in 1781 to the Lutheran and Reformed Churches for the purpose of a church, school, and cemetery. The farm was sold to Jacob Arendt, founder of Arendtsville, at a Sheriff's Sale (foreclosure) in 1789.
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  12 Oct 2018
Birth Record for Christopher in Bischwiller Kirchenbücher (Churchbooks)
Birth Record for Christopher in Bischwiller Kirchenbücher (Churchbooks)
Joh. Christoph. Zentmeӱer 5 Sept. 1746 son of Bernhard Zentmeӱer
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  12 Oct 2018
Legate Genealogy
Legate Genealogy
From the Zentmyer Collection. Mailed by Joseph Brutsche b.1844 to 'Mrs. M. A. Brutsche' (his wife), in Pinconning, Michigan in 1899. (we have the envelope) May Augusta (LeGate) Brutsche was visiting her father, Sidney LeGate, who had moved to Pinconning with his second wife Catherine Turner. It is not clear why Joseph needed to send her own genealogy to her in Michigan, unless perhaps she had forgotten to bring it.  
  11 Oct 2018
Jane 'Jennie' McNamara Crewitt Zentmyer
Jane "Jennie" McNamara Crewitt Zentmyer
From the Zentmyer Collection 
  11 Oct 2018
The Howard and Matilda Wells Robison Family about 1902
The Howard and Matilda Wells Robison Family about 1902
Top - Howard, Adah, Katie, Sadie, Matilda
Bottom - Edward, Robert, Josie, Edna
From the Zentmyer Collection 
  11 Oct 2018
Headstone for Dwaine Marlow Robison
Headstone for Dwaine Marlow Robison
Located at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California
Section 53A #955
Photo courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Dwaine Marlow Robison
Dwaine Marlow Robison
1940 High School Graduation photo
From the Zentmyer Collection 
  11 Oct 2018
Edward and Myrtle later in life
Edward and Myrtle later in life
From the Zentmyer Collection 
  11 Oct 2018
Edward and Myrtle Marlow Robison
Edward and Myrtle Marlow Robison
From the Zentmyer Collection 
  11 Oct 2018
City of Downey Annual Report for 1960
City of Downey Annual Report for 1960
Featuring Executive Secretary Betty Robison and her family
From the Zentmyer Collection 
  11 Oct 2018
Dwaine and Betty early in their marriage
Dwaine and Betty early in their marriage
From the Zentmyer Collection 
  11 Oct 2018
Miles Zentmyer Obituary
Miles Zentmyer Obituary
Published in the Omaha World-Herald, 20 Sep 1911
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Death notice for Miles Zentmyer
Death notice for Miles Zentmyer
In the Columbus (Nebraska) Journal, 27 Sep 1911
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Editorial letter defending the occupation of Railroad Attorney.
Editorial letter defending the occupation of Railroad Attorney.
Printed in the Norfolk News, 15 Aug 1902. Norfolk is about sixty miles from Schuyler.
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Mr. Zentmyer is not at heart a Bryan man
Mr. Zentmyer is not at heart a Bryan man
From the Columbus Journal, 24 Oct 1894
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Zentmyer Candidacy is a Morton-Castor-North deal
Zentmyer Candidacy is a Morton-Castor-North deal
From the Columbus Journal, 10 Oct 1894
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Miles moves to Grand Island, Nebraska
Miles moves to Grand Island, Nebraska
Article dated 1887
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Nebraska Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1879-80
Nebraska Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1879-80
For Schuyler area
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Appeal for help from grasshopper plague
Appeal for help from grasshopper plague
Article from the Huntingdon Globe, 25 Nov 1874. Miles was writing from Schuyler, Nebraska but had been born and bred in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania and evidently felt he still had some influence there.
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Miles clears the air about his candidacy
Miles clears the air about his candidacy
Article in Reading (Pennsylvania) Times, 30 May 1872.
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Miles is open for business in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Miles is open for business in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
A 'business card' advertisement in the Huntingdon Journal dated 4 Jan 1871.
Image by Gary Zentmyer  
  11 Oct 2018
Grand Island Sailers' and Soldiers' Home
Grand Island Sailers' and Soldiers' Home
From the Zentmyer Collection. Lieutenant Miles Zentmyer was the second Commandant of this facility, which opened in 1887 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Originally built for Union veterans of the Civil War, it eventually accepted Confederates as well.
 
  11 Oct 2018
M. Zentmyer's Tent at Camp Harker, Tenn.
M. Zentmyer's Tent at Camp Harker, Tenn.
From the Zentmyer Collection. Written on the back side - "Painted by E. Hodsdon (1899) From a pencil sketch made by Henry Comb, (1865.)"
 
  11 Oct 2018
Headstone at Altalaha Lutheran, Rehrersburg, Berks, Pennsylvania
Headstone at Altalaha Lutheran, Rehrersburg, Berks, Pennsylvania
Hier ruhet Georg Emmert - geboren 1718 - Lebte 54 Jahr in der Ehe mit Maria Eva geb Grafin - Zeugte 3 Sohne und 6 Tochter - Starb den 5 Febr 1796

Here rests Georg Emmert - born 1718 (in conflict with birth record -Ed) Lived 54 years in marriage with Maria Eva born Graf - Produced 3 sons and 6 daughters - Died 5 February 1796
Photo courtesy Berks-Dauphin Roots. 
  11 Oct 2018
Signature on the manifest of the Loyal Judith
Signature on the manifest of the Loyal Judith
German spelling, 'Johann Gorg Fredrig Emmert' 
  11 Oct 2018
The Strahorn House in North Plate, Nebraska
The Strahorn House in North Plate, Nebraska
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer. From the Zentmyer Collecton. Looks cold. 
  11 Oct 2018
Entering Dogern
Entering Dogern
A genealogist, your webmaster, visits Dogern in 2014 
  11 Oct 2018
Thomas Foster Strahorn
Thomas Foster Strahorn
From the Zentmyer Collection. Found in the photo album of Arthur Thomas Strahorn, Thomas' grandson.
 
  11 Oct 2018
Close-up of crypt for John Calvin Strahorn
Close-up of crypt for John Calvin Strahorn
Great Mausoleum, Dahlia Terrace, Sanctuary of Faith #3407
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Sarah and J.C. Strahorn's Crypt
Sarah and J.C. Strahorn's Crypt
Located in the Dahlia Terrace, Sanctuary of Faith, Forest Lawn, Glendale, California
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Grand Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale California
Grand Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale California
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Letter of Recommendation for J.C. Strahorn, resigned for health reasons.
Letter of Recommendation for J.C. Strahorn, resigned for health reasons.
From the Zentmyer Collection. John soon obtained a job with the Union Pacific Railroad in North Platte, Nebraska, and lived another fifty-three years.  
  11 Oct 2018
John Calvin Strahorn
John Calvin Strahorn
From the Zentmyer Collection.  
  11 Oct 2018
J.C. Strahorn
J.C. Strahorn
From the Zentmyer Collection. Photo taken shortly after his marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Wood 
  11 Oct 2018
Mary Strahorn Zentmyer
Mary Strahorn Zentmyer
From the Zentmyer Collection.  
  11 Oct 2018
Henry Brutsché's spittoon
Henry Brutsché's spittoon
From the Zentmyer Collection. It was obtained from a decorated Korean War veteran who had amassed a substantial collection of militariana. He was well aware that Henry was a CMOH designee. 
  11 Oct 2018
Miles and Jennie Zentmyer's Marriage
Miles and Jennie Zentmyer's Marriage
From the Zentmyer Collection. On 26 May 1874 as recorded in Miles & Jennie Zentmyer's family bible, which is currently in the custody of your webmaster.
 
  11 Oct 2018
Miles Zentmyer's discharge from the Union Army
Miles Zentmyer's discharge from the Union Army
From the Zentmyer Collection. Dated December 6, 1865
 
  11 Oct 2018
Miles Zentmyer
Miles Zentmyer
From the Zentmyer Collection.  
  11 Oct 2018
1952 letter from George about his part-time employment at Caltech
1952 letter from George about his part-time employment at Caltech
From the Zentmyer Collection.  
  11 Oct 2018
George Zentmyer at work
George Zentmyer at work
From the Zentmyer Collection. George was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad for his entire working life, which began at age 16. His last job was as Chief Dispatcher for the railroad at Los Angeles, from 1923 until 1945.
 
  11 Oct 2018
George and Mary Zentmyer's house at 5929 Terrace Drive, Los Angeles
George and Mary Zentmyer's house at 5929 Terrace Drive, Los Angeles
From the Zentmyer Collection. George and Mary had this house built new in 1925. After leaving for college and then marrying, sons John and George and their families returned to visit many times. 
  11 Oct 2018
The Miles and Jennie Zentmyer family
The Miles and Jennie Zentmyer family
From the Zentmyer Collection. Nona, George, Miles, Hermina, and Jennie Crewitt Zentmyer

 
  11 Oct 2018
George Aubrey Zentmyer
George Aubrey Zentmyer
From the Zentmyer Collection.  
  11 Oct 2018
John finishing at the Valley of the Flowers Marathon in Lompoc, California, 1990
John finishing at the Valley of the Flowers Marathon in Lompoc, California, 1990
From the Zentmyer Collection. John at the age of 78 won first place in his division Men 70-79, so beating all those young guys.
 
  11 Oct 2018
Pack Trip, Eastern Sierra, 1933
Pack Trip, Eastern Sierra, 1933
From the Zentmyer Collection. Family lore says George took his sons John and George Jr. on a pack trip in the Eastern Sierras after their High School graduations. This image is consistent with this story, and shows John and his father George, with George Jr. being the likely photographer. This is probably the start of the trip, as there are corrals and gear visible.
 
  11 Oct 2018
George Zentmyer family house in Las Vegas in 1923
George Zentmyer family house in Las Vegas in 1923
From the Zentmyer Collection. Photo taken by John Zentmyer age 11, with his Brownie Camera. 
  11 Oct 2018
Zentmyers and Strahorns on the porch, 1920
Zentmyers and Strahorns on the porch, 1920
From the Zentmyer Collection. Likely at the Strahorn's house at 521 W. 27th Street, Los Angeles. From left - John Zentmyer, his mother Mary Zentmyer, Sarah and John Calvin Strahorn, George Zentmyer, and his son George Jr.
 
  11 Oct 2018
John Zentmyer circa 1916
John Zentmyer circa 1916
From the Zentmyer Collection. A handsome boy, four years old
 
  11 Oct 2018
Mary Zentmyer and her son John in 1912.
Mary Zentmyer and her son John in 1912.
From the Zentmyer Collection. It's amazing all that hair made it through the birth canal.
 
  11 Oct 2018
Sidney Little Hobart, older
Sidney Little Hobart, older
From the Zentmyer Collection.  
  11 Oct 2018
Photo of Sidney Little Hobart
Photo of Sidney Little Hobart
From the Zentmyer Collection.  
  11 Oct 2018
Frank received the 'Plug of the Month' award from Cannon Electric in 1960.
Frank received the "Plug of the Month" award from Cannon Electric in 1960.
From the Zentmyer Collection. Frank went to work for Cannon Electric in 1939, and remained life-long friends with its founder, James Cannon. Cannon's major products included multi-terminal electrical connectors, or 'Plugs.'
 
  11 Oct 2018
Frank Hobart at work
Frank Hobart at work
From the Zentmyer Collection. Speaking into a Dictaphone recording device
 
  11 Oct 2018
Frank Grant Hobart
Frank Grant Hobart
From the Zentmyer Collection. Early in his newspaper career
 
  11 Oct 2018
A fine day in 1951 at 644 N. Manhattan Place, Hollywood
A fine day in 1951 at 644 N. Manhattan Place, Hollywood
From the Zentmyer Collection. Top: Gary, John, and May Zentmyer, Mary Strahorn Zentmyer, Jeanette and Frank Hobart Sr.
Bottom: John H. Zentmyer, Frank Hobart Jr.  
  11 Oct 2018
Jeanette Brutsché Hobart
Jeanette Brutsché Hobart
From the Zentmyer Collection.  
  11 Oct 2018
Joseph Brutsché Family
Joseph Brutsché Family
From the Zentmyer Collection. Top row: Sidney, Lily, Harry, Jeanette
Bottom row: Joseph, Joseph, May, Eugenie
 
  11 Oct 2018
Frank and Jeanette's newly-built house at 644 N. Manhattan Pl., Hollywood, California
Frank and Jeanette's newly-built house at 644 N. Manhattan Pl., Hollywood, California
From the Zentmyer Collection. The girl on the tricycle is May Hobart Zentmyer, so this image dates from about 1918, the year the family moved in. The Hobarts lived here until Jeanette moved into an assisted living facility in the 1970s. 
  11 Oct 2018
Frank and Jeanette's first house
Frank and Jeanette's first house
From the Zentmyer Collection. Located at 1630 Morton Ave., Bungalow A, Los Angeles, California near Echo Park, the Hobarts moved here in 1911. 
  11 Oct 2018
Marriage Certificate for Frank Hobart and Jeanette Brutsche
Marriage Certificate for Frank Hobart and Jeanette Brutsche
From the Zentmyer Collection. Married by E.L. Crittenton, Rector, at St. Luke's Church, Denison, Texas
 
  11 Oct 2018
1871 Letter from John & Mollie Emmert to grandson John Calvin Strahorn
1871 Letter from John & Mollie Emmert to grandson John Calvin Strahorn
From the Zentmyer Collection. John died later that same year, 1871 -Ed
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Robert Strahorn - The Sphinx
Robert Strahorn - The Sphinx
From the Zentmyer Collection. This cartoon depicts Robert as "The Sphinx," as he was known in the early 1900s. In his own hand, Robert (RES) describes, in the third person, how he got the moniker. The Harriman - Jim Hill fight refers to the struggle for control of the railroad business in the Pacific Northwest. $30mm in 1900 would be over $800mm today. 
  11 Oct 2018
Strahorn Mausoleum
Strahorn Mausoleum
From the Zentmyer Collection. This mausoleum was built by Robert E. Strahorn and contains the remains of Robert and his two wives, Carrie Adell Green and Ruby Shannon Garland. It is located in Riverside Memorial Park on the western edge of Spokane. 
  11 Oct 2018
Brothers John C. and Robert E. Strahorn, Christmas 1924
Brothers John C. and Robert E. Strahorn, Christmas 1924
From the Zentmyer Collection. Probably at the vacant lot in Highland Park, Los Angeles, where John's daughter Mary and her husband George Zentmyer would build a new house in 1925. 
  11 Oct 2018
Monroe St. Bridge Viaduct
Monroe St. Bridge Viaduct
From the Zentmyer Collection. Robert built a railroad viaduct which crossed the Monroe St. Bridge and the Spokane River at the same place. This structure was completed in 1914, and was an engineering marvel to say the least. Robert was an early champion of the concept of grade separation, that is running railroad lines and automobile traffic at different elevations so as to avoid conflicts.  
  11 Oct 2018
Union Station in Spokane
Union Station in Spokane
From the Zentmyer Collection. Robert financed and built Union Station on a site between the Spokane River and Trent Ave., now called Spokane Falls Blvd., completing construction in 1914. When it was torn down to make way for the Spokane World's Fair in 1974, demolition crews got more than they bargained for. The building was constructed to last for centuries, requiring the contractor to repeatedly ask for more money.  
  11 Oct 2018
Carrie's inscription to Mrs. Underwood 28 Jul 1914 at Old Faithful Inn
Carrie's inscription to Mrs. Underwood 28 Jul 1914 at Old Faithful Inn
From the Zentmyer Collection. This image is from our copy of Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage. The inscription was surely addressed to the newly-married Mary Elizabeth Smith, wife of architect Gilbert Stanly Underwood, who in addition designing many of the Grand Lodges of the National Parks, worked extensively with both the Union Pacific and the Oregon Short Line Railroads.  
  11 Oct 2018
Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage
Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage
From the Zentmyer Collection. First published in 1911, Carrie's account of the Strahorn's adventures exploring the Western States was more readable that Robert's autobiography, Ninety Years of Boyhood, which never found a publisher.  
  11 Oct 2018
Robert Strahorn and North Coast Railroad's McKeen Car
Robert Strahorn and North Coast Railroad's McKeen Car
From the Zentmyer Collection. This self-propelled McKeen car was one of two purchased by the North Coast Railroad in 1910. Robert is circled in yellow. McKeen cars had the distinctive "wind-splitter" pointed aerodynamic front end and rounded tail. The porthole windows were also a McKeen trademark. But the McKeen car had no reverse gear, so backing up required the operator to reconfigure the camshaft to a set of reverse cams, then re-start the motor in the opposite direction. 
  11 Oct 2018
Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Reconveyance
Strahorn-Hutton-Evans Reconveyance
From the Zentmyer Collection. Strahorn-Hutton-Evans was the livestock trading firm Robert formed late in his career. This document released a security interest in a herd of Texas cattle, and was executed by Robert Strahorn.
 
  11 Oct 2018
Friendship of Bristol
Friendship of Bristol
Signatures of passengers aboard the Friendship of Bristol, 16 Oct 1727 
  11 Oct 2018
Robert Strahorn's Binoculars
Robert Strahorn's Binoculars
From the Zentmyer Collection. Personalized with the initials RES on the case. These were given to Gary Zentmyer in 1995 by Nellie Bryant, the widow of Thurlow Bryant, who according to Nellie was Robert's best friend at the time of his death, and who transported Robert's remains from San Francisco back to Spokane for burial.  
  11 Oct 2018
Joseph Brutsche Water Colors
Joseph Brutsche Water Colors
From the Zentmyer Collection. Between the years 1855 and 1877, Joseph was listed in the City Directories and Census Records as 'Water Color Manufacturer.' He was also listed as such on his death certificate.
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  11 Oct 2018
Headstone for Mary Kline Zentmeyer
Headstone for Mary Kline Zentmeyer
Located in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy Ernie Steele 
  10 Oct 2018
Mausoleum of Garret and Esther Tuttle Hobart
Mausoleum of Garret and Esther Tuttle Hobart
Located in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Patterson, Passaic, New Jersey, Section 16, Lot 380, Grave 2 and 3.
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  9 Oct 2018
Esther Jane Tuttle
Esther Jane Tuttle
 
  9 Oct 2018
1896 McKinley Hobart SOUND MONEY and PROTECTION, a 'jugate' campaign badge
1896 McKinley Hobart SOUND MONEY and PROTECTION, a 'jugate' campaign badge
An item from the Zentmyer Collection
 
  9 Oct 2018
Campaign Poster for William McKinley and Garret Hobart, 1896
Campaign Poster for William McKinley and Garret Hobart, 1896
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  9 Oct 2018
Photo of Garret Augustus Hobart
Photo of Garret Augustus Hobart
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  9 Oct 2018
New London Presbyterian Cemetery, Chester County, Pennsylvania - Old Section
New London Presbyterian Cemetery, Chester County, Pennsylvania - Old Section
It is believed that Samuel Strayhorn and his father Robert Strayhorn are buried here. Samuel's sons Robert and Samuel and their wives are buried across the street in the new section of the cemetery. The cemetery provides no comprehensive listing of persons interred here in the older section, and many headstones have either disappeared or been buried. Robert was living nearby with his son Samuel at the time of his death, and Samuel in turn was living with his son Robert in the years prior to his death.
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  9 Oct 2018
Belfast Newsletter 1761
Belfast Newsletter 1761
This article notes a Robert Strahorn in Antrim, Ireland in 1761. So far, we have found no other evidence of Robert's presence in Ireland.
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  9 Oct 2018
Michael Emmert signature on the manifest of the Loyal Judith.
Michael Emmert signature on the manifest of the Loyal Judith.
Photo courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  9 Oct 2018
Headstone at Naperville Cemetery
Headstone at Naperville Cemetery
Image courtesy Timothy Ory 
  9 Oct 2018
Jacob Stutenroth Zentmyer Obituary
Jacob Stutenroth Zentmyer Obituary
Image courtesy Timothy Ory 
  9 Oct 2018
Bernhard's farm in present-day Penn Township (formerly Warwick Township)
Bernhard's farm in present-day Penn Township (formerly Warwick Township)
Bernhard's original farm is mostly intact, and currently produces wheat, corn, and beef. The owners as of 2015, J. Marlin Myer and his brother Gerald, told me the farm has been in the Myer family since 1940. It is not clear what will happen going forward, as none of their offspring are interested in farming. They say the original farm house is made of square logs under the siding, and is contained within the left-hand portion of the farm house in the middle of the view.

According to Cousin Ron, having two front doors was common for the period. Once a family had the ability to expand the house, the original door was used by the family, and the new door was for guests and opened into a parlor, where the family's best things were on display.

The two ponds are fed by a perennial spring, which has flowed since the earliest written records. Native American artifacts have been found at the site, suggesting it was likely a pre-colonial settlement as well.
Photo by Gary Zentmyer 
  9 Oct 2018
Notarial Register from Bischwiller for Centmeyer
Notarial Register from Bischwiller for Centmeyer
A recently discovered genealogical record from Bischwiller. The line under Jakob Centmeyer reads, 'Ackerer (farmer -Ed) in Roigheim, Württemberg.' The entry for his son Johann Bernhard reads, 'Lutheran, day laborer at the Keibelmühle (a mill -Ed) married on 16 Feb 1739 Maria Salome Roth.' The listing of their children reveals for the first time the death dates for Johann Jakob and Maria Salome. 
  9 Oct 2018
Bernhard's Headstone - Reverse Side
Bernhard's Headstone - Reverse Side
Translation: "The Soul at Peace in This Chamber, Devoid of Life's Miseries, Rests Undisturbed by its Great Sorrows, of which the Earth is Full"
One would conclude that Bernhard, later in life, was not without his share of troubles.
Photo by Gary Zentmyer 
  9 Oct 2018
Plat Map of Bernhard's Farm in Warwick Township
Plat Map of Bernhard's Farm in Warwick Township
The farm was 'Patented' from Daniel Snider on 20 August 1766, which means that was when Bernhard came into title. It is likely however, that he worked the farm as early as 1754, when the birth of Görg was recorded at the White Oak Church there.
Photo by Gary Zentmyer 
  9 Oct 2018
Headstone for Maria Salome Roth Zentmeyer, front side.
Headstone for Maria Salome Roth Zentmeyer, front side.
Inscription reads, HIERUHT • IM • GOT • SALEME • ZIENTMEIERIN • IST • GESTORBEN • IM • JAHR • 1774

Translation: Here rests in God Saleme Zientmeierin ("in" at the end of a surname refers to the feminine) died in the year 1774  
  9 Oct 2018
Headstone for Johann Bernhard Zentmeyer

Inscription:  Here • Rests • In the Grave • Bernhart Zentmeier • Was Born • Date • 1 January in the Year 1707 • Died • Date • 9 March in the Year 1784 • Was 77 Years 2 Months 9 Days Old
Headstone for Johann Bernhard Zentmeyer Inscription: Here • Rests • In the Grave • Bernhart Zentmeier • Was Born • Date • 1 January in the Year 1707 • Died • Date • 9 March in the Year 1784 • Was 77 Years 2 Months 9 Days Old
Although spelled 'Bernhart Zentmeier' on his headstone, this spelling was rarely seen; the most common spelling in written records was (Johann) Bernhard Zentmeyer. 'Johann' was his Saints' name, which was also bestowed on all of his sons.
Photo by Gary Zentmyer 
  7 Oct 2018
Salome's Headstone, reverse side 'IST·ALT·WORDEN·61·JAHR,' Was 61 Years Old
Salome's Headstone, reverse side "IST·ALT·WORDEN·61·JAHR," Was 61 Years Old
Located in southwest corner of
Union (White Oak) Cemetery, Penryn, Pennsylvania
Photo by Gary Zentmyer 
  6 Oct 2018
Marriage License
Marriage License
For Robert K. Strahorn and Rebecca Jean Fish 
  5 Oct 2018
House on John and Mollie Emmert's property near Boalsburg
House on John and Mollie Emmert's property near Boalsburg
This house is current addressed as 1490 Branch Road, State College, Pennsylvania. It is unclear if this was the house inhabited by John and Molly Emmert, or was constructed later. 
  4 Oct 2018

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Last Modified 
I3420 
KIENTSCH, Johannes 
b. 26 Feb 1710  Mühlhausen a.d. Enz, Württemberg, Germany  20 Oct 2018
I3418 
KINSCH, Johannes 
b. 22 Sep 1774  Pfoutz Valley, Cumberland, (Perry Aft 1820) Pennsylvania  17 Oct 2018
I530 
KINCH, Isabella 
b. Jan 1876  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I531 
KINCH, Alma Susan 
b. 29 Dec 1878  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I3442 
NAGLE, Herman Clement 
b. 7 Mar 1874  Saint Augustine, Cambria, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I3436 
KINCH, Elizabeth McCartney 
b. 20 Apr 1874  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I3441 
MARCHAND, Mary 
b. 8 Nov 1873  Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I3435 
KINCH, David Blair 
b. 5 Jun 1871  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I3440 
HAFFLEY, Joseph W. 
b. 6 Mar 1855  Mifflin, Juniata, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I529 
KINCH, Grace Gertrude 
b. 29 Jun 1869  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I3439 
IRWIN, Samuel McClelland 
b. Oct 1872  Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I528 
KINCH, Myra Florence 
b. 18 Jun 1867  Spruce Creek, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I3434 
KINCH, Emma Jane 
b. 18 Aug 1865  Blair, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I3438 
SHERWOOD, Voilet 
b. 30 Sep 1872  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I527 
KINCH, Steward Blanchard 
b. 4 Dec 1863  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I525 
KINCH, Anna Russia 
b. 13 Jan 1862  Graysville, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I3437 
CRAMER, Bertha L. 
b. 31 May 1870  Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I523 
KINCH, John Zentmyer 
b. 24 Sep 1860  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  16 Oct 2018
I518 
KINCH, Mary Margaret 
b. 10 Feb 1859  Huntingdon, Pennlylvania  16 Oct 2018
I520 
KINCH, Lewis Elmer 
b. 1 Nov 1857  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I517 
KINCH, William Mulroy 
b. 12 Apr 1856  Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I2326 
ZENTMYER, Isabella 
b. 17 Jun 1833  Springfield Furnace, Franklin, Huntingdon, Pennsylvana  15 Oct 2018
I3414 
KINCH, Caroline 
b. 10 Apr 1851  Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3410 
KINCH, Samuel L. 
b. 3 Aug 1840  Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3417 
KINCH, Abraham 
b. 24 Dec 1838  Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3413 
KINCH, Benjamin Franklin 
b. 2 Jan 1847  Huntingdon Furnace, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3412 
KINCH, Ann Elizabeth 
b. 1 May 1844  Franklinville, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3411 
KINCH, Maryann 
b. 19 Jan 1842  Warriors Mark, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3416 
KINCH, Daniel 
b. 6 Nov 1837  Warriors Mark, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3415 
KINCH, Henry 
b. 1 May 1836  Warriors Mark, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3409 
KINCH, John 
b. 2 Feb 1831  Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3433 
EWING, Alexander B> 
   15 Oct 2018
I468 
KINCH, David 
b. 2 Oct 1805  Lancaster, Pennsylvania  15 Oct 2018
I3432 
LNU, Ana Margaretha 
b.   Mühlhausen a.d. Enz, Württemberg, Germany  15 Oct 2018
I3428 
KIENTSCH, Johann Adam 
b. 3 Jul 1653  Mühlhausen a.d. Enz, Württemberg, Germany  15 Oct 2018
I3431 
MÜLLER, Anna Catharina 
b. 1620   15 Oct 2018
I3429 
MULLER, Ana Catharina 
b. 15 Jul 1657  Mühlhausen a.d. Enz, Württemberg, Germany  15 Oct 2018
I3430 
KIENTSCH, Christoph 
b. Abt 1613  Württemberg, Germany  15 Oct 2018
I3424 
KIENTSCH, Johann Leonard 
b. 4 Aug 1676  Mühlhausen a.d. Enz, Württemberg, Germany  15 Oct 2018
I3427 
KIENTSCH, Johann Adam 
b. 3 Jul 1653  Mühlhausen a.d. Enz, Württemberg, Germany  15 Oct 2018
I3426 
KIENTSCH, Anna Ursula 
b. 18 Feb 1672  Mühlhausen a.d. Enz, Württemberg, Germany  15 Oct 2018
I3425 
LNU, Anna Ursula 
   15 Oct 2018
I3423 
KIENTSCH, Johann Jacob 
c. 13 Jan 1738  Mülhausen a.d. Enz, Württemberg, Germany  15 Oct 2018
I3422 
FAULHABER, Sophia 
b. 6 Aug 1717  Mühlhausen a.d. Enz, Württemberg, Germany  15 Oct 2018
I3421 
LNU, Barbara 
   14 Oct 2018
I3419 
Hauer, Susannah 
b. 20 Feb 1777  Lancaster, Pennsylvania  14 Oct 2018
I469 
DAVIS, Mary Magdalena 
b. 13 Sep 1812  Pennsylvania  14 Oct 2018
I2337 
KINCH, Susanna 
b. 5 Jan 1835  Neffs Mills, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  13 Oct 2018
I3408 
KINCH, Catherine 
b. 25 Sep 1829   13 Oct 2018
I87188 
ZENTMEYER, Henry G. 
b. 24 Aug 1838  Warwick Twp., Lancaster, Pennsylvania  10 Oct 2018
I1031 
KLINE, Mary H. 
b. 15 Dec 1888  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  10 Oct 2018
I1296 
TUTTLE, Esther Jane 
b. 30 Apr 1849  Patterson, New Jersey  9 Oct 2018
I1625 
ROTH, Maria Salome 
b. 16 Mar 1712  Bischwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France  9 Oct 2018
I1624 
ZENTMEYER, Johann Bernhard 
b. 1 Jan 1707  Roigheim, Württemberg, Germany  9 Oct 2018
I87151 
ZENTMYRE, Catherine 
b. 20 Nov 1788  Cumberland Twp, York Co., Pennsylvania  4 Oct 2018

Families

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Married   Last Modified 
 F1293  I3442  Herman Clement NAGLE  I3436  22 Apr 1897  16 Oct 2018
 F1292  I3435  David Blair KINCH  I3441  25 Jan 1896  16 Oct 2018
 F1291  I3440  Joseph W. HAFFLEY  I529    16 Oct 2018
 F1290  I3439  Samuel McClelland IRWIN  I528  1895  16 Oct 2018
 F1289  I527  Steward Blanchard KINCH  I3438  28 Jun 1899  16 Oct 2018
 F1288  I523  John Zentmyer KINCH  I3437  1893  16 Oct 2018
 F358  I2336  David KINCH  I2326  3 Jul 1855  16 Oct 2018
 F1283  I3433  Alexander B> EWING  I3412    15 Oct 2018
 F575  I468  David KINCH  I469  26 Apr 1829  15 Oct 2018
 F1287  I3428  Johann Adam KIENTSCH  I3432  23 Apr 1688  15 Oct 2018
 F1286  I3430  Christoph KIENTSCH  I3431  Abt 1648  15 Oct 2018
 F1285  I3428  Johann Adam KIENTSCH  I3429  2 May 1676  15 Oct 2018
 F1284  I3424  Johann Leonard KIENTSCH  I3426  16 Nov 1701  15 Oct 2018
 F1282  I3420  Johannes KIENTSCH  I3422  13 Jan 1736  15 Oct 2018
 F1281  I3420  Johannes KIENTSCH  I3421    14 Oct 2018
 F1280  I3418  Johannes KINSCH  I3419  31 Jan 1797  14 Oct 2018
 F1270  I3385  Robert Kerns STRAHORN  I3387  20 May 1947  5 Oct 2018