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Letter to the Editor
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 9:14 p.m.
 

Family research help

I'm researching my family tree for relatives on my mother's side, who lived in and passed away in Connellsville. Not knowing their names has been a stumbling block in my search. Having attended a funeral for an aunt at a German church, I decided to check German churches in the area. Then I came across your article on St. John's Evangelical Church. It may be the church!

My mother, Berniece Ruth Grant, spent summers there with two sisters; I believe one was a teacher.

My mother, now deceased, mentioned that as a child, she would watch over the hills beyond where the coke ovens were burning at night and also see the trains by the glass factory. My mother's family owned a dry goods store downtown.

I'm hoping area residents' knowledge of the area can be of some help.

My mother was born at Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh. Her father was John Grant. There may be a connection with Tillie M. Minenak.

Any direction and information would be greatly appreciated. Email me at artist3972@gmail.com.

Carole Porter

Oxford, Fla.

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