Genealogical and historical data taken from local newspapers and from our biannual newsletter and listed here for your personal research and reading pleasure.
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“Portions of at least twenty present day townships and three boroughs in these counties once were called Nicholson.” Nicholson Township was formed by the Quarter Sessions Court of Luzerne County in August, 1795. It was created out of the townships of Tioga and Wyalusing, two of the eleven original townships of Luzerne County in 1786.…Read More
TUNKHANNOCK S. Judson STARK, who is a descendant of the MARCYs and HARDINGs, of pioneer stock, is looking up old records preparatory to writing up his family history. The record goes back to 1772-75, the time when all this section was held under the Connecticut survey. Mr. STARK came into possession, a few days since, through…Read More
Here are transcripts from The Scranton Tribune of a criminal trial that occurred in Tunkhannock in April, 1895. A man from Nicholson named G. or C. Washing Waterman was killed and several men were arrested and put on trial for the murder and/or for being accomplices. The story involves lots of drinking, a questionable detective,…Read More
from Lest-We-Forget Wyoming County Pioneers Vol. 6 #1 (15 Sep 1986) and Vol. 6 #2 (15 Feb 1987) Today Wyoming County has one local newspaper, the New Age Examiner [Update: Wyoming County Press Examiner in 2016]. Going through the old newspapers from the Metcalf collection (purchased and returned from NY State in 1981) we find…Read More
The Boys Who Marched Away Wyoming County Men Who Fought in World War I Inspired by posts on Facebook and Compiled by Sylvia Repsher Our hats are off to these young men and each and every veteran who has served our country during the world struggle for freedom. The photo below whet my curiosity as…Read More
LIST OF PENSIONERS [Taken from the Wyoming Democrat, 7 December 1883] Upon the General Government, from Wyoming County; together with the disability, monthly rate, and the number and date of such pension. No. of certificate – Name of Pensioner – Post-Office Address – Cause for which pensioned – Monthly rate – Date of original allowance.…Read More