John C. Fry
Born in 1811 in Quemahoning TWP,Somerset County, Pa.
Married to Sarah "Sally" Berkebile Abt 1835 in Somerset Co. Pa.
It is not known when John Fry first arrived in the valley, but according to old maps, he acquired his land on Gravel Hill from Henry Kimmel in 1868.
It is my belief that John C. Fry is buried in the family cemetery on the land that John purchased in 1868.
The cemetery is located on land still owned by my Uncle Elmer Frye. According to him,yearly, as long he can remember, the American Legion places an American Flag on the spot next to Sarahs grave every memorial day. I have been in contact with the legion and have been told that records on why the flag gets placed have been lost, but the records to place the flag, exist. The cemetery located on Gravel Hill in Ligonier Township is the last resting place of the John C. Fry family. Albert's (son of John and Sarah) wife Annie Naugle ,who died at the age of 41 , is buried in the cemetery. Along with Sarah , John's wife, and several infants. All the infants are listed as "unknown". Alberts name is on the headstone along with Annie but the cemetery was no longer being used when he died in 1934.
Birth: Approximated from census data.
Marriage: John`s sister Caroline married Sally`s brother,,,,Levi.
Census; 1810: Quemahoning Twp, Somerset Co, Pa.
Enumerator Abraham Shell, taken Dec. 28 1810, Page 390.
Listed with father Christian as under 10.
1820; Shade Twp, Somerset Co, Pa.
Enumerator Henry Black, taken Dec. 20 1820, page 140.
Listed with father as 10 to 16.
1830: Conemaugh Twp, Somerset Co, Pa.
Enumerator Peter Huges, taken Nov. 2 1830, page 105.
Listed with father as 15 to 20.
1840; Shade Twp, Somerset Co, Pa.
Enumerator D. Weyand, taken Oct,31 1840, page....
Listed as John Frey ( of C ) , 20 to 30.
Wife listed as 20 to 30.
One (1) son 5 to 10.
Two (2) sons under 5.
Two (2) daughters under 5.
1850: Shade Twp. Somerset Co, Pa.
Enumerator John J. Schell, taken Sep. 16 1850, page 112.
John C, Fry,3 5, b. Pa, farmer, value of real estate $1000.00 .
Sarah, 34, b. Pa, cannot read or write.
Mary, 14, b Pa, in school within the year.
David, 12, b, Pa, in school within the year.
Moses, 9, b. Pa, in school within the year.
Sarah, 8, b. Pa, in school within the year.
William Berkebile , 6 , b. Pa.
Isabel, 4, b. Pa.
Alice, 2 , b. Pa.
Harmon, 4/12, b. Pa.
1860; Ligioner Twp, Westmoreland County, Pa.
Enumerator James Clark, taken June 3 1860, page 552, SD, ED26.
John C. 43, b. Pa. farmer, Value of real estate $1000.00 .
Value of personal property $200.00.
Sarah, 42 , b. Pa.
David, 23, b. Pa, farm laborer, Married within the year.
Moses, 21, b. Pa, farm laborer.
Isabella, 16 , b. Pa, house laborer
Alice, 14, b. Pa. in school within the year.
John A. 9. b. Pa. in school within the year.
Rachel, 5 ,b. Pa.
Annie, 3 , b. Pa.
Lena, 19 , b. Pa, kitchen laborer .
1870: Ligonier Twp, Westmoreland County, Pa.
Enumerator Jos. H. Moorhead, taken June 8 1870.
page 354, DN 79, FN 80.
John C. 55 , b. Pa, farmer, Value of real estate $3000.00 .
Value of personal property $2000.00 .
Sarah, 53 , b. Pa. keeping house.
Albert, 16 b. Pa. works on farm, in school within the year.
Rachel, 14 , b. Pa. at home, in school within the year.
Emma, 13 , b. Pa, at home, in school within the year.
1880; Ligonier Twp, Westmoreland County, Pa.
Enumerator Robert W. Graham, taken June 11 1880, Page 161c, DN 201, FN 203.
Listed under his son Albert as John Fry, father, widower, 69, b. Pa.
Parents of John C. Fry
Christian Fry 1787-1848
Anna Barbara Schultz 1789-1876
Children of John and Sarah
John Albert Frye 1853-1934
Mary Fry abt. 1836
David F. Fry 1836-1911
Moses A. Fry 1839-1914
Sarah Fry 1844-
Isabella Fry 1844-
Alice Fry abt. 1846
Harmon Fry 1850-
Rachel Fry abt. 1854
Emma Fry abt. 1857