John C. Crissey, Somerset County

Introduction: According to the 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties", Hooversville blacksmith and innkeeper John C. Crissey made several guns.

1845: According to his obituary, John C. Crissey was born on November 1, 1845. According to the 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" John C. Crissey's parents were Aaron and Jane Crissey.

1860s: The following excerpt from the 1906 book "History of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania" lists John C. Crissey, Blacksmith, as a member of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, 182nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers.

According to his memorial on findagrave.com, the wife of John C. Crissey was Susan (Hockenberry) Crissey. According to the 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" Susan Hockenberry was from Shanksville.

1887: The memorial at findagrave.com for John C. Crissey indicates that he had a son Blair Crissey who was born in 1887.

1888: The memorial at findagrave.com for John C. Crissey indicates that he had a daughter Merl (Crissey) Kutzer who was born in 1888.

1898: The death certificate of Donald Crissey indicates that he is the son of John C. Crissey and Susan (Hockenberry) Crissey, and was born on November 7, 1898.

1900: According to her part of a shared tombstone, John Crissey's wife Susan died in the year 1900.

1909: The following excerpt is from the 1909 "Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Commission of the Soldier's Orphan Schools", and shows John C. Crissy living in Everett. Bedford County.

1910: In the 1910 census, John C. Crissey is enumerated as a 64-year-old individual living with his 17-year-old daughter Alverna.

1911: John C. Crissey and his wife Susan are buried at the Mount Union Christian Church Cemetery (39.9739000, -78.3230000) in Mench, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Their shared tombstone states "John C. Crissey. 1845 -- 1911. Susan, his wife, 1852 -- 1900. At rest." The obituary of John C. Crissey follows. The names of two then-surviving sisters is harmonious with the names of two of the children of Aaron Crissey. According to his memorial on findagrave.com, John C. Crissey died on October 4, 1911.

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