James E. Batdorf & Beulah I. Wert

Having been born in Loyalton, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1885, James Edward Batdorf had little control over his fate. In an area where nearly all employment was tied directly or indirectly to the world’s largest deposits of anthracite coal, he became a coal...

Some Port Trevorton/Sunbury Narratives

In 1868, William and Elizabeth lived a couple miles west of Port Trevorton, Snyder; sadly the this is year she passes away. Their home was very rural, as they were outside even the small town, surrounded by very little but nature. To the north of their property was...

Number the Stars

Summary for chapter 1 “Number the Stars” is about a girl named Annemarie Johansen and her parents. After school she wants to race her friend, Ellen Rosen, with Annemarie’s little sister Kristi following behind, trying to catch up. When they were running they got...

Abel Thompson & Gussie Hensel

Abel Robert Thompson came into this world on the eve of another cold Pennsylvania winter. He was born after Thanksgiving, November 28, 1880, to proud parents, Robert Bruce Thompson and Lydia Ann Goodman both Pennsylvania natives living in Sheridan at the time....

Le Week-end Dernier

written by middle school daughter J’adore le week-end! Pendant le week-end je regardé le film Halloween avec ma amie Abril sur Vendredi, fini mes devoirs et detendé pendant Samedi, et parlé mes amies sur ma telephone. Et passé du temps avec ma famille sur Dimanche....

Charlotte “Lottie” and William Duncan

William and Lottie Duncan were a caring couple of late nineteenth century, whose family persevered through adversity. The couple were wed and lived in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, having two sons together, Irvin and Harris. When Harris passed in infancy, Irvin became the...