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 email@example.com.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.