Saturday, October 26, 2013

Immaculate Conception Cemetery: Clarion, PA - Direct Ancestors

On July 2, 2012 I visited the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Clarion, PA with my father and my aunt.  A distant relative from my Selker family connections was very helpful and was our guide in the cemetery. The Immaculate Conception Cemetery is the final resting place for many direct ancestors, their siblings and their children.






My third great grandparents Leopold Guth and Theresa Loll are buried next to my 2nd great grandparents Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth. Frances is the daughter of Leopold Guth and Theresa Loll.


The burial location of my 2nd great grandparents Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena GuthJoseph William Selker was born October 8, 1865 in Fuersteanau, Province of Hanover, Germany. In 1885 he departed Germany to come to America. After settling in Clarion, Pennsylvania he married Frances Philoma Guth the daughter of Leopold Guth and Theresa Loll on November 4, 1890 in Clarion. Frances was born February 25, 1863 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. To learn more about Joseph William Selker read the Blog post The Selker Family: Hermann George and his son Joseph William, cigarmaker.

The burial location of my 3rd great grand parents Leopold Guth and Theresa Loll. Leopold Guth was born November 14, 1830 in Untersimmonswald, Province of Baden, Germany. Around 1850 he departed Germany. A watchmaker and jeweler he opened a shop in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. He married Theresa Loll daughter of Antoine Loll and Mary Ann (Tehl) (Keal) (Elle) on January 20, 1853 in Clarion. Theresa Loll was born May 12, 1835 in Marcholsheim, Alsace, France. Learn more about Mary Ann's family read the Blog posts The French Connection and Antonine Loll: German Cavalryman.


The burial location for my 3rd great grandfather Michael O'Neill. Michael was born September 19, 1827 in County Leitrim, Ireland. He sailed from Liverpool on May 12, 1851 and became a naturalized citizen February 11, 1859. Michael resided in Clarion Township on his farm. He married twice - his first marriage was to Lucinda Jane Aaron and his second to my third great grandmother Ellen CunninghamEllen is buried in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in an unknown location. Michael died on February 8, 1892. To learn more about the O'Neill family read the following blog post The O'Neill Connection To St. Patrick

Michael O'Neill's tombstone is very faded and sections are difficult to read. Showing the image as a cross process allows for the faded portions of the tombstone next to be read.



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