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1843. XXVIII. Henry D. Foster, D., 1095 ; no opposition.
Speaker, John W. Jones, Dem., Va.

1845. XXIX. Henry D. Foster, D., 1144 ; Jacob D. Mathiot,
W., 922. Speaker, John W. Davis, Dem., Indiana.

1847. XXX. Job Mann, D., 876; Joseph H. Knhn, W., 549.
Speaker, Robert C. Winthrop, Whig, Mass.

1849. XXXI. Job Mann, D., 1440; Peter Levergood, W.,
1118. Speaker, Howell Cobb, Dem., Ga.

1851. XXXII. Joseph H. Kuhn, W., 891 ; Joseph McDon-
ald, D., 792 : JoJm Snodgrass, D., 727. Speaker, S. Linn Boyd,
Dem., Kv.

Act 'of 1 ^Idx, 1852, P. L., 492.-25 Congressmen. Eigh-
teenth District. Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon and Somerset:

1853. XXXIII. John McCullough, D., 1108; Emanuel
Shaffer, W., 1910. Speaker: Boyd.

1855. XXXIV. John R. Edie, W., 1645; Jacob Cresswell,
D., 1560. Speaker, Nathaniel P. Banks, W., Mass.

1857. XXXV. John R. Edie, Rep., 1474; Cyrus L. Persh-
ing, D., 2823. Speaker, James L. Orr, Dem., S. C.

1859. XXXVI. Samuel S. Blair, Rep., 1700; Cyrus L.
Pershing, D., 2273. Speaker, William Pennington, Rep., N. J.

1861. XXXVII. Samuel S. Blair, R., 2263 ; Archibald Mc-
Allister, D.. 2452. Speaker, Galusha A. Grow, Rep., Penna.

Act of 10 April, 1862, P. L., 405.— 24 Congressmen. Sev-
enteenth District, — Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, and Mifihn:

1863. XXXVIII. Archibald McAllister, D., 2855; Samuel
S. Blair, R., 1418. Speaker, Schuyler Colfax, Rep., Indiana.

1865. XXXIX. A. A. Barker, R., 1888 ; R. L. Johnston, D.,
2688. Same Speaker.

1867. XL. D. J. Morrell R., 2791; R. L. Johnston, D.,
3146. Same Speaker.

1869. XLI. D. J. Morrell, R., 2917; John P. Linton, D.,
3512. Speaker, James G. Blaine, Rep., Maine.

1871. XLIL R. Milton Speer, D., 2843 ; D. J. Morrell, R.,
2943. Same Speaker.

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130 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.

Act of 28 April, 1873, P. L., 79.-27 Congressmen. Sev-
enteenth District,— Bedford, Blair, Cambria and Somerset:

1873. XLlll. K. Milton Speer, D., 3523; A. A. Barker, R.,
27G8. Same Speaker.

1875. XLIV. John Reilly, D., 3733; Samuel S. Blair, R.,
1928. Speaker, Michael C. Kerr, Dem., Ind.— Samuel J. Ran-
dall, Dem., unexpired term, Pa.

1877. XLY. J. M. Campbell, R., 2973; John Reilly, D.,
4335. Randall. Speaker.

1879. XL VI. Alexander H. Coif roth, D., 3246; J. M.
Campbell, R., 2415, Speaker: Randall.

1881. XL VII. J. M. Campbell, R., 4090; A. H. Coffroth,
D., 4455. Speaker. John \Y. Keifer, Rep., Ohio.

1883. XLVIli. J. M. Campbell, R., 3738; A. H. Coffroth,
D., 4265. Speaker, John G. Carlisle, Dem., Ky.

1885. XLIX. J. M. Campbell, R., 4429; Americus Enfield,
D., 4956. Speaker. John G. Carlisle, Dem., Ky.

1887. L. Edward Scull, R., 3848; Humphrey D. Tate, D.,
4778. Speaker, John G. Carlisle.

1889. LI. Edward Scull, R., 5475 ; Thomas H. Greevy, D.,
6017. Speaker, Thomas B. Reed, Me., Rep.

1891. LII. Edward Scull, R., 4191 ; Thomas H. Greevy, D.,
5590. Speaker, Charles F. Crisp, Dem., Ga.

1893. LIII. Josiah D. Hicks, R., 6050; Lucian D. Wood-
ruff, D., 6282. Speaker, Charles F. Crisp, Dem., Ga.

1895. LIV. Josiah D. Hicks, R., 6977 ; Thomas J. Burke,
D., 5076. Speaker, Thomas B. Reed, Me., Rep.

1897. LV. Josiah D. Hicks, R., 5641; R. C. McNamarra,
D., 6717; Joseph E. Thropp, Ind., 1822. Speaker, Thomas B.
Reed, Me., Rep.

1899. LVI. Joseph E. Thropp, R., 5914; James M. Wal-
ters, D., 7069. Speaker, David B. Henderson, Iowa, Rep.

1901. LVII. Alvin Evans, R., 10,209 ; James M. Walters,
D., 7,291. Speaker, David B. Henderson, Iowa, Rep.

Act of 11 July, 1901, P. L., 653, changed the district to
Cambria, Bedford and Blair, and designated it the Nineteenth
district :

1903. LVIIL Alvin Evans, R., 9314; Robert E. Cress-
well, D., 8187. Speaker, Joseph G. Cannon, Ills., Rep.

1905. LIX. John M. Reynolds, R., 10,312; Joseph E.
Thropp, D., 8681. Speaker, Joseph G. Cannon, Ills., Rep.

1907. LX. John M. Reynolds, R., 8152 ; Joseph E. Thropp,
D., 4979: Warren Worth Bailey, Bryan party, 2019; John W.
Blake, Ind., 350. Speaker, Joseph G. Cannon, Ills., Rep.

STATE SENATORS FEOM: THE CAMBRIA DISTRICT.

At the time Cambria county was organized, the senatorial
district was composed of Bedford, Cambria and Somerset coun-
ties, under the apportionment of March 21, 1808, 4 Smith, 496.



HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 131

The senate consisted of 31 members on a ratio of 4,500. One
member from each district. The name first given is the person
who was elected and served for the district, disregarding the
vote in Cambria.

1809. Jacob Blocker ; Alexander Ogle, D., 117 ; Josiah Espy,
91.

1813. John Todd, 259; Jacob Saylor, 43.

Act of March 8, 1815, 6 Smith, 268. Under this act the dis-
trict was the same, and known as the XlVth district, with a
ratio of 5,250 ; 31 members in senate :

1817. William Piper, 174; John A. Burd, 182.

1821. David Mann, 177; AVilliam Reynolds, 96.

Act of March 25, 1822, 7 Smith, 515. The district was com-
posed of Venango, Warren, Armstrong, Indiana, Jefferson and
Cambria, and known as the XXIVth district. The senate con-
sisted of 33 members :

1825. Eben Smith Kellev; Hugh Brady, 459; Alexander
McCalmont, 152. Kelley died. October 13, 1829, Joseph M.,
Fox succeeded; his term expired 1830.

Act of April 20, 1829, 10 Smith, 359. The district con-
sisted of Huntingdon, jMifflin, Juniata and Cambria counties,
and was known as the XVIIth district. The ratio was 7,700,
with 33 senators :

1829. Thomas Jackson, term expired 1832 ; Joseph M. Fox,
349; William Houston, 148; David Lawson, 157.

1833. George McCulloch, 591; John Williamson, 348.

Act of June 16. 1836, P. L., 794. This district was composed
of Indiana, Armstrong, Cambria, and Clearfield counties, and
designated as the XXIIId district. The ratio was 9,256, with.
33 senators :

1837. Meek Kelly, term expired 1838; Alexander Irvin,
term expired 1839.

1839. Irvin resigned: Anson V. Parsons elected, term ex-
pired 1839.

1839. Findlev Patterson, D., 770 ; term expired 1841 ; Will-
iam Todd, W., 768; David Leech, 514.

1841. AVilliam Bigler, D., 901 ; Samuel Hutchinson, W., 723.

Act of April ]4, 1843, P. L., 251. Under this act the dis-
trict consisted of Cambria, Clearfield, Armstrong, and Indiana.
It was designated as the XXth district; the ratio was 11,746;
33 senators *

1844. William Bigler. D., 1130; Robert Craig, W., 937.

1847. William F. Johnston, W,, 940; Thomas C. McDowell,
D., 1125. Senator Johnston was elected speaker, and succeeded
Governor Shunk on the death of the latter.

1849. Augustus Drum, D., 1123; Robert L. Johnston, W.,
971.

Act of May 1, 1850, P. L., 777. The district was composed



132 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.

of Blair, Cambria and Hiintiugdon counties. It was designated
as the XVth district, witli a ratio of 14,743. Senators, 33 :

1850. Kobert A. McMurtrie, W., 929; Thomas C. McDowell,

D., 1426.

1853. John Cresswell, Jr., D., 1367; A. M. White, W., 767;

Martin Bell. 630.

1856. John Cresswell, Jr., D., 2768 ; Alexander C. McMul-

len, W., 1544.

Act of May 20, 1857, P. L., 619. The district was changed
to the XXth district, containing Cambria, Clearfield and Blair
counties. Ivatio, 17,011, with 33 senators.

1859. Louis AV. Hall, R., 1391; Augustin Durbin, D., 2070.

1862. William A. Wallace, D., 2680; Louis W. Hall, R.,

1601.

Act of May 5, 1864, P. L., 258. Under this act it was the
XXlId districtli consisting of Cambria, Indiana and Jefferson
counties. Senators, 33.

L864. Thomas St. Clair, R.

1865. Harry White, R., 1973; Kennedy L. Blood, D., 2710/

1868. Harry White, R., 2826; William K. Piper, D., 726.

Act of May 6, 1871, P. L., 252, changed it to the XVIIIth
Senatorial district, composed of Clinton, Cambria, Clearfield
and Elk counties; 33 members:

1871. AVilliam A. Wallace, D., 3051 ; Jesse Merrill, R., 2439.

The apportionment of May 19, 1874, P. L. 197, changed it
to the XXXYth district of Blair and Cambria counties. 50
members :

1875. John A. Lemon, R., 2548 ; Samuel Henshev, D., 3291.

1876. John A. Lemon, R., 3098 ; W. Fisk Conrad, D., 4119.
1880. Harry A. Boggs, R., 4161; Herman Baumer, D.,

4399.

1884. Harry A. Boggs, R., 4365; C. Blvthe Jones, D., 4958.

1888. John A. Lemon, R., 5583; A. V. Dively, D., 5906.

1896. J. C. Stinemau, R., 8424; Francis P. Martin, D.,
6939.

1900. J. C. Stineman, R., 9806 ; Harrv E. Stahl, D., 7330.

1904. J. C. Stineman, R., 10,191 ; Thomas H. Greevv, D.,
8460.

The Act of February 17, 1906, P. L. 31, continued the
XXXVth district, but made Cambria a separate senatorial dis-
trict. 50 senators.

HOUSE OP EEPEESENTATIVES.

, . Members from the county of Cambria, and from the dis-
trict of which it was a part since 1808. The first two nained
persons were elected in the district and served, excepting from
1843 to 1849, inclusive, and from 1857 to 1873, inclusive, dur-
ing which periods there was but one member.



HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 133

xlct of March 21, 1808, 1 Smith, 496. The district consisted
of Cambria and Somerset counties. The ratio was 1500, with
95 members in the House :

1808. Alexander Ogle, D., 162; James Hanna, 198; John
Wells, 142; Charles Boyle, 72.

1809. James Hanna, 31; Daniel Stov, 79; Peter Kimmell,
175; Lewis Mitchell, 127.

1810. James Hanna.. F. ; Daniel Stoy, F.; Alexander Ogle,
D., 178; James Meloy, D., 195.

1811. James Hanna, F. ; Alexander Ogle, D., 180; James
Meloy, 182 ; John AYells, 61 ; Daniel Stoy, F., 7.

1812. James Hanna, F., 125 ; Alexander Ogle, D. ; James
Meloy, D., 186.

1813. Daniel Stoy, F. ; James Mitchell, 193; Isaac Hus-
band, 172.

1814. Joseph Reed, D., 129; Thomas King, 29; Isaac Proc-
tor, 140.

Act of March 8, 1815, 6 Smith, 269. The district was Cam-
bria and Somerset counties. The House consisted of 97 mem-
bers instead of 95. Ratio, 1750:

1815. Henry Black, F., 31; Thomas King, 26; Joseph
Reed, 151; Daniel Stoy, F., 52.

1816. Henry Black, F., 158 ; James Hanna, F., 178 ; Jacob
Ankeny, D., 147.

1817. Ilenrv Black, F., 58; James Hanna, F., 292; John
Wells, 182.

1818. Philip Noon, D., 301; John Hindman, F., 132.

1819. John Hindman, F., 201; Alexander Ogle, D., 97;
Philip Noon, D., 378; Peter Levergood, F., 203.

1820. Chauncey Forward, D., 43; John Mosteller, 187;
Philip Noon, D., 359; John Harman, 59; William Fulford, 48.

1821. Chauncey Forward, D., 171; Alexander Ogle, Jr.,
D., 161.

Act of March 25, 1822, 7 Smith, 515. The district con-
tinued as Cambria and Somerset counties. The ratio was 2100
with 100 members in the House :

1822. Chauncey Forward, D., 201; John Kurtz, F., 348;
Benjamin R. McConnell, 411.

1823. Peter Levergood, F., 488 ; Alexander Ogle, D., 182 ;
John Kurtz, F., 340.

1824. William Philson, D., 133; John Gephart, 186; Peter
Levergood, F., 340; Alexander Ogle, D., 96.

1825. William Philson, D., 287; Jolm Gej^hart, Jr., 301;
Moses Canan, F., 598.

1826. John Matthews. F., 402; John Gephart, Jr., 322.

1827. Jolm Matthews, F., 532; George Pile, F., 342; Irwin
Horrell, 201.

1828. George Pile, F., 230; John Gephart, Jr., D., 102;
John Rush, D., 398: Joshua F. Cox, D., 235.



134 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.

Act of April 20, 1829. 10 Smith, 359. The same:

1829. John Matthews, F., 637; Samuel Statler, D., 383 j
Joshua F. Cox, D., 110.

1830. Peter Levergood, Whig, 363 ; John Gephart, D., 82 ;
Samuel Statler, D., 365 : Michael Dan Magehan, W hig, 251.

1831. John Gephart, D., 317 ; Daniel AVeyand, D., 364; John
Matthews, Whig, 537 ; Peter Levergood. Whig, 315.

1832. Norman M. Bruce, D., 257; Bernard Conley, Jr., D.,
255 ; John :^ratthews, W., 682 ; Daniel Wevand, D., 543.

1833. Bernard Conley, Jr., D., 230; Peter Will, D., 216;
Henrv Fox. W.. 448; William Philson, D., 444.

1834. Joseph Imhoff, D., 556; Joshua F. Cox, D., 349;
Moses Canan. W., 538; David Lavan, D., 446.

1835. Joshua F. Cox, D., 707; John Gephart, D., 633; Eob-
ert P. Linton, D., 699; David Lavan, D., 574.

Act of June 16, 1836, P. L. 794. The district still continued
as Cambria and Somerset counties, with two members there-
from. The ratio was 3057; 100 members:

1836. Cleorae Mowerv, W., 561; Joseph Chamberlain, W.,
585; William A.^Smith. D'., 435; Jacob G. Miller, D., 444.

1837. Joseph Chamberlain, W., 532; Jonas Keim, W., 510;
John Kean, D., 602 ; Joseph Cummins, W., 582.

1838. Jonas Keim, W., 837; Joshua F. Cox, D., 761; Solo-
mon Baer. D.. 834; John Williams, 781.

1839. ' Jonas Keim, W., 470; Frederick Neff, D., 713; Wil-
liam Todd, 768 ; Michael Dan Magehan, W. 569.

1840. John Hanna, W., 374: Joshua F. Cox, D., 393;
Michael Dan Magehan, W., 1117; Solomon Baer, D., 894.

1841. John Eover, W., 917; John Hanna, W., 874.

1842. John Linton, W., 922; Tobias Musser, Ind., 491;
Jonathan Knepper, Ind., 474; John Will, 388.

Act of April 14, 1843, P. L. 251, Under this act Cambria
county was made a separate district, with one member. The
ratio was 3876, with 100 members in the House.

1843. John Linton, W., 817; David Somerville, D., 691;
John Francis, Ind., 113.

1844. Michael Dan Magehan, W., 872; Joseph McDonald,
D., 804 ; George Murray, Ind., 404.

1845. Michael Dan Magehan, W., 1016; George Murray,
D., 828.

1846. Michael Hasson, D., 600 ; Michael Dan Magehan, W\,
559; John Bell, Ind., 306.

1847. John Kean, D., 1116; George W. Kern, W., 975.

1848. John Fenlon, W., 1307; John Kean, D., 1202.

1849. William A. Smith, D., 1282; John Fenlon, W., 1202.

Act of May 15, 1850, P. L. 777. This act changed the dis-
trict to Bedford and Cambria counties, with two members of
the House. The ratio was 4865 with 100 members.

Fulton county was organized April 19, 1850, and was at-



HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 135

taclied to Bedford and Cambria district. It formerly formed
a part of Bedford county.

1850. John Cessna, D., 1404; elected speaker; John Lin-
ton, W., 1387; AVilliam A. Smith, D., 931; Samuel J. Castner,
W., 944.

1851. John Kean, D., 1753; William P. Schell, D., 1706;
John Linton, W., 1198; Aaron Barnhart, W., 1121.

1852. Thomas Collins, D., 1767; William P. Schell, D.,
1791; Daniel Litzinger, W., 1280; J. E. Satterfield, W., 1137.

1853. Thomas Collins, D., 1526; W. T. Dougherty, D.,
1581; Abraham Kopelin, W., 1250; J. H. AVilkinson, W., 1180.

1854. George S. King, W., 1760; WiUiam T. Dougherty,
D., 2506; William A. Smith, D., 1511; Peter Schell, W., 436.

1855. George Nelson Smith, D., 2076 ; Joseph Bernard, D.,
2084; R. S. Alexander, W., 1422; William W. Kirk, W., 1425.

1856. George Nelson Smith, D., 2778; William C. Reamer,
D., 2778; William W. Sellers, Rep., 1548; John Pringle, Rep.,
1549.

Act of 20 May, 1857, P. L. 622, made Cambria a separate
district with one member. There were 100 members, with a
ratio of 5796.

1857. George Nelson Smith, D., 2035; William Palmer, R.,
1549.

1858. Thomas H. Porter, D., 2091; Richard J. Proudfoot,
R., 1779.

1859. Richard J. Proudfoot, R., 1849; Daniel Litzinger,
D., 1590.

1860. A. C. Mullen, R., 1542; George Nelson Smith, D.,
1172; James Potts, D., 1107; Michael Dan Magehan, I)., 900.

1861. Cvrus L. Pershing, D., 2369; Abraham Kopelin, R.,
1235.

1862. Cvrus L. Pershing, D., 2750; James Cooper, R.,
1537.

1863. Cyrus L. Pershing, D., 3024; James Carroll, R., 2106.
Act of 5 Mav, 1864, P. L. 260, made no change in Cambria.

1864. Cyrus L. Pershing, D., 2688 ; Evan Roberts, R., 1863.

1865. Cvrus L. Pershing, D., 2739; James Conrad, R.,
1934.

1866. John P. Linton, D., 3375 ; John J. Glass, R., 2565.

1867. John P. Linton, D., 3031; Samuel Singleton, R.,
1971.

1868. John Porter, D., 3504 ; James Morley, R., 2854.

1869. John Porter, D., 3172; F. M. Flanagan, R., 2434.

1870. W. Horace Rose, D., 2909; Henry D. Woodruff,
Ind. D., 2707. Removal issue.

Act of 6 Mav, 1871, P. L. 252, did not change the situation.

1871. Samuel Henrv, R., 2912; W. Horace Rose, D., 2545.

1872. Samuel Henrv, R., 3426; John Hannan, D., 2952.

1873. Samuel Henrv, R., 3171; Henry Scanlon, D., 2825.



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136 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.

The apportionment of 19 May, 1874, P. L. 197, continued
the district as separate, and gave Cambria two members. 201
members in the house.

1874. John Hannan, D., 3293; John Buck, D., 3097;
Thomas H. Lapsley, R., 2491 ; John C. Gates, R., 2393.

1876. James J. Thomas, D., 4243; John Downey, 3985;
John H. Brown, R., 3240 ; W. H. Sloan, R., 3154.

1878. L. D. Woodruff, D., 3228; John Fenlon, D., 3136;
Alexander Kennedy, R., 2197 ; D. M. Kratzer, R., 1801.

1880. L. D. Woodruff, D., 4551; John Fenlon, D., 4307;
S. A. Criste, 4130; John W. Seigh, G.-R., 4078.

1882. Nathaniel Home, D., 4384; Joseph McDonald, D.,
4298 ; Samuel P. Morrell, R., 3602 ; W. W. McAteer, R., 3346.

1884. Nathaniel Home, D., 5009; John C. Gates, R., 4868;
William H. Sechler, D., 4791 ; James Cooper, R., 4169.

1886. John S. Rhey, D., 4909; Daniel McLaughlin, D.,
4365; Emanuel James, R., 4066; Joseph Masters, R., 3833.

1888. John S. Rhey, D., 5848; John M. Rose, R., 5762;
Daniel McLaughlin, D., 5645 ; David K. Wilhelm, R., 5611.

1890. Edward T. McNeelis, D., 5447; Michael Fitzharris,
D., 5224; Samuel D. Patterson, R., 4506.

1892. J. C. Stineman, R., 6224; James J. Thomas, D.,
6169 ; Slater W. Allen, D., 6112 ; John C. Gates, R., 5994.

1894. Samuel D. Patterson, R., 6870; J. C. Stineman, R.,
6836; John B. Denny, D., 5145; John Ricketts, D., 4958.

1896. S. D. Patterson, R., 8549; William P. Reese, R.,
8485; Thomas J. Itell, D., 6796; C. F. Frazer, D., 6662.

1898. Thomas T. Sheridan, D., 6568; W. C. Lingle, D.,
6379; Harry L. Rodgers, R., 6144; J. Swan Taylor, R., 6067.

1900. Thomas Davis, R., 9830; James M. Shumaker, R.,
9770; Thomas T. Sheridan, D.. 7719; W. C. Lingle, D., 7517.

1902. Thomas Davis, R., 9098; E. E. Hohmann, R., 8798;
Harry Somerville, D., 8403; Thomas J. Itell, D., 8321.

1904. Edmund James, R. 10,661; E. E. Hohmann, R.,
10,543; John P. Bracken, D., 7878; W. C. Hubbard, D., 7481.

The apportionment of 15th February, 1906, P. L. 24, gave
Cambria three members — one from the city of Johnstown, and
two from the other parts of the county. There are 207 mem-
bers in the house.

1906. First District, City of Johnstown : F. P. Barnhart,
Rep., 2757; T. J. Itell, Dem., 1865; W. C. Wilson, Pro., 272;
Charles H. Stroup, Lincoln, 233.

Second District, two from the county: Alvine Sherbine,
Rep., 4873; Edmund James, Rep., 4730; A. C. Strittmatter,
Dem., 3905; W. C. Hubbard, Dem., 3340; David Irvine, W. C.-
Lin., 2106; Edward Fisher, W. C.-Lin., 1657.



HISTOBY OF CAMBBIA COUNTY. 137

SHERIFFS OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.

It will be observed that the act creating Cambria county-
directed that two persons be elected to the office of sheriff. This
was an old Colonial practice and applied to every county, but
only one was commissioned. The two having the highest votes
^submitted their names to the governor, who had the discretion
to select one of the two. This custom prevailed until the con-
stitution of 1838, which provided that one person should be
elected for sheriff, and one for coroner.

The first named was commissioned or elected.

1807. James Meloy.

1810. Philip Noon, R. D., 109; William R. Williams,
Fed., 107. ^

1813. James Meloy, R. D., 156; Michael Skelly, Fed., 101.

1816. John Murray, R-D., 198; John Keepers, Fed., 177.

1819. Owen McDonald, R-D., 188; Samuel McAnulty,
Fed., 157.

1822. Jolin Murray, R-D., 251; Henry J. Mcauire, Fed.,
222.

' 1825. John McGough, R-D., 375 ; John Mathews, 292.

1828. Fleetwood Benson, D., 306; William Pryer, 202.

1831. Robert P. Linton, D., 452; John Anderson, Whig,
134.

1834. William Rainey, D., 422. There were nine candi-
dates—Daniel Huber, W., 410; Francis Christy, 267; William
Scott, 140; William Todd, 68; Paul Benshoff, 23; Thomas
Priestly, 10; Richard Lewis, 8; Charles Litzinger, 8; 158 re-
turned for a scattering vote.

1837. Robert P. ^Linton, D., 638. There were sixteen can-
didates, in addition to the scattered vote: Daniel Huber, W.,
487; Paul Benshoff, 57; Hiram Craver, 56; William Benson,
18 ; Charles Litzinger, 18 ; William Todd, 18 ; Christian Horner,
15; John Lucket, 14; Thomas D. McGough, 12; Jacob Luther,
10; Fleetwood Benson, 10; Charles Dillon, 8; Thomas Priestly,
7 ; John Williams and John Fels, 5 each.

1840. William Todd, D., 834; David Davis, W., 727.

1843. James Murray, D., 620; David Davis, W., 582; Au-
gustine Durbin, Ind., 451.

1846. Jesse Patterson, D., 1055 ; Henry Glass, W., 426.

1849. John Brawley, D., 1444; Robert B. Gogeby, W.,

1065.

1852. Augustine Durbin, D., 2048; Alexander McVicker,

W., 1062.

1855. John Roberts, D., 2107; Joseph Campbell, W., 1399.

1858. Robert P. Linton, 2176; James Myers, 1754.

1861. John Buck, D., 2242; James D. Hamilton, R., 1339.

1864. James Myers, D., 2670; George Eugelbach, R., 1593.



138 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.

1867. John A. Blair, D., 3031; Samuel Singleton, K., 1971.

1870. William B. Bonacker, D., 3545; Francis Graver,
E., 2112.

1873. Herman Bamner, D., 2978: John T. Harris, R.,
2765.

1876. John Evan, D., 3692; Thomas Davis, E., 3481.

1879. Thomas Griffith, E., 3072; Michael J. Nagle, . D.,
'"'588

1882. Demetrius A. Luther, D., 3975; D. H. Kinkead,
E., 3923.

1885. Joseph A. Grav, D., 3740; J. C. Stineman, E., 3469.

1888. J. C. Stineman, E., 6111; John J. Kinney, D., 5421.

1891. J. M. Shumaker, E., 6235; Joseph A. Gray, D., 5664.

1894. D. W. Coulter, E., 6909; Eobert H. Nixon, D., 5236.

1897. Geo. M. Wertz, E., 6831 ; Herman Baumer, D., 6594.

1900. Elmer E. Davis, E., 9638; John H. Waters, D., 7973.

1903. Samuel Lenhart, D., 8898; John L. Sechler, E., 8283.

1906. Webster Griffith, E., 8189; W. H. Strauss, D., 7159.

THE PROTHONOTARY.

AVlien the county was organized, the prothonotary of the
courts was appointed by the governor, but under the constitu-
tion of 1838 the office became elective. In addition to his
duties as they exist at present, he was also register of wills,
recorder of deeds and clerk of the orphans' court, which so

continued until 1854.

1808. Edward V. James.

1809. James C. McGuire.
1821. Cornelius McDonald.
1823. Philip Noon.

1833. Adam Bausman.

1836. David T. Storm, W., removed by Gov. Porter.

1839. William A. Smith, D., appointed by Gov. Porter.

1839. William A. Smith, D., 753; Edward Shoemaker,
W., 528.

1842. William A. Smith, D., 734; George J. Eodgers,
W., 647.

1845. Joseph McDonald, D., 863; John Linton, W., 732;
George Burgoon, 190; Michael Hav, 96.

1848. William Kittell, D., * 1552 ; Edwin A. Vickroy,
W. 998.

' 1851. Eobert L. Johnston, W., 1569; William Kittell,
D., 1381.

1854. Milton Eoberts, W., 1818; Geo. C. K. Zahm, D., 1411.

1856. Joseiili McDonald, D., 2756; Howard J. Eoberts,
E., 1556.

1859. Joseph McDonald, D., 1906; Howard J. Eoberts,
E., 1683.



HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 139

1862. Joseph McDonald, D., 2738; William K. Carr,
R., 1531.

1865. Geo. C. K. Zalim, D., 2764; Edward F. Lytle, R., 1909.
1868. Josiah K. Hite, D., 3650 ; J. M. Christy, R., 2753.
1871. Josiah K. Hite, D., 3186 ; Charles C. Teeter, 2175.
1874. Bernard McColgan, D., 3005; D. H. Kinkead, R.,

2629.

1877. Charles F. O'Donnell, D., 2475; William A. McDer-
mitt, R., 1051 ; Emery West, G., 1252 ; Nathaniel Home, Ind., 583.

1880. John C. Gates, R., 4356; Charles A. Langbein, D.,
4242.

1883. Harry A. Shoemaker, D., 4064; Jolm C. Gates, R..
3751.

1886. Harry A. Shoemaker, D., 5031 ; Clark H. Langhry,
R., 3838.

1889. James C. Darby, D., 4546; Charles E. Troxell, R.,
4187.

1892. James C. Darby, D., 6255; Abraham A. Stutzman,.
R., 6012.

1895. Samnel W. Davis, R., 5915; William S. O'Brien, D.,
4969.

1898. Samnel W. Davis, R., 6660; H. A. Shoemaker, D.,
6491.

1901. Charles E. Troxell, R., 9215 ; R. L. Boner, D., 8409.

1904. Charles E. Troxell, R., 11005; John T. Long, D.,,
7667 ; H. 0. Winslow, Pro., 593.

EECOKDER OF DEEDS, REGISTER OF WILLS, AND CLERK OF ORPHANS'

COURT.

1854. William C. Barbour, W., 1692; James J. Will, D.,
1478.

1857. Michael Hasson, D., 1802; George C. K. Zahm,

D-R., 1715.

1860. Edward S. Lytle, R., 1459; James Griffin, D., 1429;
Albert M. Gregg, B-D., 1117 ; Robert H. Canan, Ind., 692.

1863. James Griffin, D., 3014 ; Robert Litzinger. R., 2138.

1866. James Griffin, D., 3288 ; William A. McDermitt, R.,

2640. _ . ^

1869. George W. Oatman, D., 3088 ; Samuel W. Davis, R.,

2526

^ 1872. James M. Singer, D., 3495; S. A. Kephart, R., 2905.

1875. James M. Singer, D., 3180; B. P. Anderson, R., 2649.

1878. John G. Lake, D., 2963; Israel W. Watterman, R.,
2240; W. W. Saupp, G., 1364; William A. Noel, Ind., 45.

1880. John H. Brown, R., appointed vice John G. Lake,

deceased.

1880 John H. Brown, R., 4652 ; Michael Sweeney, D., 3959.

1883. John H. Brown, R., 3933 ; Hugh McMonigal, D., 3848.



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