State Data

Miscellaneous Pennsylvania Biographies
Emmigrants to Pennsylvania - Contributed by Linda Dietz
MARRIAGES

Pennsylvania Marriages: Names of Persons For Whom Marriage Licenses Where Issued In the Province of Pennsylvania Previous to 1790 Pages 13-15 A's

Pennsylvania Marriages 1742-1748 - Transcribed by Vicki Hartman

Miscellaneous Marriage Records and Wills for Pennsylvania  - Contributed by Jeana Gallagher
Pennsylvania Facts - Contributed by Tammy Clark
Pennsylvania St Michaelís Zion Records - Contributed by Linda Dietz
1831 Pennsylvania Death Records from the National Intelligencer - Contributed by K. Torp  
Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 (B Surnames) - Contributed by Janice Rice

State History

Important People in Pennsylvania History  

  • The Penn Family - Thomas Boyd - ROBERT FULTON - THE PENNSYLVANIA DELEGATION
 The History of Pennsylvania
Taken From the History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania :. Chicago. J.H. Beers & Co.. 1890.
  Pages 17-20 :  Covers the period of early settlement through the beginning of the 1700's.  
William Penn's Landing At Philadelphia
Great Indian Walk - The Walking Off of Land to Purchase from Teeyusscuing
Taken From the Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) September 6 1826
 The Exploring Expedition of Major Long (1823 News Article about Major Stephen Harriman Long's 6 month Expedition from Philadelphia through the Northern Territories to the Missisipppi and back home in 1823.)
The Arrival of Gen. La Fayette in Pennsylvania in 1824
Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania - Contributed by Linda Dougan

Newspapers

Miscellaneous News Items
From Pennsylvania and the Surrounding New England States from the Past
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Death of Hon. Joseph Lawrence transcribed by, Amanda Jowers 
Miscellaneous Marriage and Death Notices
The 1754 Pennsylvania Gazette
Transcribed and Contributed by John and Gene Sharpp
Daily Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, Saturday April 29, 1865 - Transcribed by Donald Buncie
Pennsylvania Finds Seven Other Declarations
Taken From the Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, Pennsylvania July 26, 1943

Events

The 1911 Austin Flood and Fire

A concrete dam, maintained by the Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill, burst , sending 4,500,000 gallons of water through the town of Austin, Pennsylvania and the smaller localities of Costello and Wharton. Officially, seventy-eight people were killed, although the initial estimate of death was almost 1,000. The collapse of the dam inspired regulation that affects not only the entire state, but the entire country. On June 25, 1913 Pennsylvania legislators completed Act No. 555 of the Laws of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This act provided for the regulation of dams and gave enforcement power to the Water Supply Commission of Pennsylvania (WSCP).
The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water. The flood killed over 2000 peopleand and caused $17 million of damage.
The 1884 Pennsylvania Forest Fire

Weather Events

  • 14 Horses Killed In an 1810 Severe Storm
  • July 1824 Severe Lightning Storm Destroys Property and Takes Lives