1814: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" identifies John Hemminger as a blacksmith and a gunsmith in the borough of Somerset in 1814. If memory serves, there were also Hemminger's in Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania in the 1800s, including a mill owner on Jacobs Creek.
1814: The following reference to John Hemminger is from the Somerset Borough section of the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania":
1830: A John Hemminger appears in the 1830 federal census of Somerset Borough. In the household are one male in the 30 to 40 age group, one male in the 70 to 80 age group, and one female in the 60 to 70 age group.
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