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Centre County, Pennsylvania

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  • Johann Anthony Bierly (1743 - 1825)
    BIERLY, ANTHONY, He was one of the pioneer settlers of Brush valley. He leased a tract of three hundred acres, on part of which Rebersburg is now situated, from Col. Samuel Miles in 1791, and it is p...
  • Valentine Stover (c.1757 - c.1834)
    STOVER, VALENTINE, DAR Ancestor #: A207097 Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank: PRIVATE Service Description: 1) MILITIA, CAPT JOHN JONES, COL GRUB; CONT LINE, CAPT JOSEPH PROCTOR, COL PROCTOR
  • George Christian Spangler, Sr. (1728 - 1802)
    Regarding his wife;s name - previously, she has been called "Anna Maria Kreider" (also spelled Krider and Kryder), confusion which undoubtedly arose from the maiden name of the wife of her son Christop...
  • Eva Catarina Hess (1743 - aft.1808)
  • Sgt. (USA) George Washington Thompson (1822 - 1907)
    Thompson, George W. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (204th Volunteers) SIDE: Union COMPANY: M SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Sergeant ALTERNATE ...

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The lands of the future Centre County were first recorded by James Potter in 1764. Potter, having reached the top of Nittany Mountain, and "....seeing the prairies and noble forest beneath him, cried out to his attendant, 'By heavens, Thompson, I have discovered an empire!'" After the American Revolutionary War, Centre County was created on February 13, 1800, from parts of Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin, and Northumberland counties; it was named for its central location in the state.

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