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Nicholas Thomas

Male 1827 - 1896  (68 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Thomas 
    Born 20 Apr 1827  Stein, Sudliche Weinstrasse, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 21 Apr 1827  Stein, Sudliche Weinstrasse, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration Abt 1830  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1840  Unity, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 10 Feb 1896  Unity, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Saint Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34687  Zellner Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 

    Father John Philip Thomas,   b. 11 Jan 1799, Stein, Sudliche Weinstrasse, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1879, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Maria Elisabetha Memmer,   b. 26 Dec 1802, Stein, Sudliche Weinstrasse, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1887, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 15 Nov 1824  Gossersweiler, Sudliche Weinstrasse, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Documents
    1840 U.S. Census
    1840 U.S. Census
    PA, Westmoreland, Unity, P. 172, George Joseph Memmer & J. Philipp Thomas families(1 of 2)
    1840 U.S. Census
    1840 U.S. Census
    PA, Westmoreland, Unity, P. 172, George Joseph Memmer & J. Philipp Thomas families (2 of 2)
    Family ID F6695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Ruffner,   b. 14 Oct 1828, Hempfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1906, Unity, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anne Elizabeth Thomas,   b. 19 Mar 1854, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1923, 836 Industry St, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
    +2. William Benedict Thomas,   b. 30 Aug 1858, Latrobe, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1933, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    +3. Edmund Thomas,   b. 29 Jun 1864, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1937, Unity, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    +4. Mary Catherine Thomas,   b. 30 Dec 1865, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1922, 834 Industry St, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F13028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Apr 1827 - Stein, Sudliche Weinstrasse, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Apr 1827 - Stein, Sudliche Weinstrasse, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Abt 1830 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Unity, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1896 - Unity, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
      Samuel T. Wiley
      January 1, 1890

      NICHOLAS THOMAS is a native of what is now the great German Empire but was reared in Unity township, where he now resides, and bears the reputation of being an honest man, an honorable citizen and an obliging neighbor. He was born near the river Rhine in Germany, April 17, 1827. He is a son of Philip and Elizabeth (Memmor) Thomas. who were both natives of the “Fatherland.” They were members of the Catholic church and came in 1831 to this county, where they located on Sewickley Run, but afterwards removed to Unity township. They had six sons and three daughters: Nicholas, George, John, Michael, Joseph, Anthony, Elizabeth, Christena and Barbara. The father, Philip Thomas, was a day laborer when he arrived in the county but soon became a farmer. He was a strong democrat and reliable man and died in 1878, aged eighty-one years. The mother, Elizabeth Thomas, was an amiable woman and passed away in 1887, at eighty-three years of age.

      Nicholas Thomas was brought to the United States by his parents when he was only four years old. He was reared in Unity township where he received a fair education. He learned the trade of blacksmith with Peter Kuhn, of Blairsville, Pa., and has followed blacksmithing for about twenty years. He has worked in Johnstown and Pittsburg and at Greensburg and Latrobe. In 1855 he removed to his present farm where he ran a shop until 1859, since which time he has given his time principally to the tillage of his farm which is only one mile from Beatty’s station on the Pennsylvania railroad. His farm contains over one hundred acres of tillable land, is well adapted to dairy purposes and grain raising and is in a good neighborhood.

      On the 29th of March, 1853, he married Hannah Ruffner, daughter of Peter Ruffner of this county. They have four children: Annie, wife of Michael George, of Latrobe; William B., Mary and Edmund, who married Mary Cute and resides with his father. Mrs. Hannah Thomas was born in Hempfield township, October 22, 1823, and is a consistent member of the Catholic church.

      Nicholas Thomas is a member of the Catholic church. He is a democrat, has served as road supervisor four years in his township and always takes an interest in the success of his party.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S301] Familienregister zu den Kirchenbüchern der Katholischen Pfarrei Gossersweiler 1806-1875, Bernhard Braun, (Name: Pirmasenser Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Familienforschung; Location: Pirmasens, Germany; Date: 2005;), Family 2083.

    2. [S807] Storey, Henry Wilson, History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania, b4223134., 3, 750.

    3. [S225] 1840 U.S. Census, PA, Westmoreland, Unity, P172.

    4. [S187] The Birkenhördt Project.

    5. [S853] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.