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My FamilyTies

Updated September 16, 2010

Sara Deffenbaugh
1387 2nd St.
Nanty Glo, PA 15943
A-United States

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This is an on-going research project and as I find, receive and organize new information I will update this page. I have been finding a lot of information on my mothers Tilley family, most of the information I have is from obituaries. I do want to acknowledge the help of Grace A. Teeter, her book "The Charles Tilley Family and Related Families" got me started and I used the dates she had to locate the obituaries to start with and then I just kept adding on. I am at a brick wall with my great great-grandparents Charles & Elizabeth (Nash) Tilley, I also want to thank my Aunt Margaret for names & photos, she is a great help and also Aunt Liz for a newspaper clipping of August Hauser and the men who built Cambria Iron Works, as far as we know it is the only photo of him that exists. I am still working on finding more "branches" to this tree, they are the easy ones.

I also want to acknowledge the help of Anne Cruce for the information she supplied me with for my Wysel family. Most of what I have for that family was from in the 1950's or 60's by Ethel Adams Baker, she did it the hard way, with leg work. We have it so easy with computers. I just add the newer things I find.

My Hauser family is a tough one, I found some leads in Germany (Prussia). If anyone has any information on this part of my tree, please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated.

If anyone finds errors in my trees, please let me know. I will only accept corrections with proof. I used obits, marriage license applications & death certificates as prove my information. I have some census info but it is sometimes unreliable.

Family Photos

  • Charles N. H. Tilley (21 KB)
    Grandpa Tilley with sons Edward & John.
  • Elizabeth (Steele) Tilley (94 KB)
    Wife of William Tilley. Born 1 Mar. 1856 in England died 9 Oct. 1945, Johnstown, PA.
  • George Washington & Myrtle (Lewis) Deffenbaugh (24 KB)
    This is possibly a wedding picture taken c. 1900 of George Washington & Myrtle (Lewis) Deffenbaugh.
  • Joseph L. Wysel Family (37 KB)
    Front: Gertrude (Wysel) Newpher, Caroll Fry, Jr., Hattie F. (Weyand) Wysel, Beatrice Wysel, Alice (Wysel) Tranter, John Tranter. Row 2: Ernest Newpher, Edna (Wysel) Claycomb, Helen (Wysel) Wirick, Mildred (Wysel) Fry. Back: Dean Wirick, Caroll Fry, Sr., Arrilda (Wysel) Rogers, William L. Wysel. Photo taken December 1952 by Dorsey Rogers.
  • Anna M. Tilley, son & brother (70 KB)
    Grandma Tilley, son Edward on left and brother Frank (Brother Paul) Hauser. Photo taken 1967, Grandma died in Nov. 1967 and Brother Paul died in 1969.
  • Grave marker of George Wisel, Jr. (64 KB)
    This marker is on what was once known as Wysel Hill in Mineral Point, Cambria Co., Pa. The original foundation of the house still stands about 1/10 mile from grave site. This is where the Weisel family first settled when they came to Cambria Co. George Jr was 95 when he died in 1850 and was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. The DAR place this marker in 1981.
  • William and Anna (Berkebile) Wysel (149 KB)
    Photo includes grandaughter Esther Schofield. Date of photo is before 1923.
  • Grave of Moses Wisel. (61 KB)
    Moses Wisel was taken prisoner at Mine Run, VA on May 5, 1864 and died at Andersonville Prison July 28, 1864. He was buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, grave no. 4181.
  • John A. & Harriet (Bauman) Brunner (433 KB)
    No dates known except Harriet died in 1909.
  • Walter Perry & Amanda Weyand & family (618 KB)
    Back row: Myrta (Weyand) Weible; Calvin, Roy, Hattie F. (Weyand) Wysel Front row: Silias, Amanda (Brunner), Walter Perry Weyand. The little boy in front is possibly Clarence or Elwood Snyder, sons of Lydia (Weyand) Snyder whose portrait is in the background. Information is from Helen (Wysel) Wirick d/o Hattie.
  • Joseph L. and Hattie (Weyand) Wysel (470 KB)
    Photo taken at an anniversary celebration. Photo was not dated.
  • William Tilley (17 KB)
    Born 1851 in Wales died 30 Nov. 1915 Johnstown, PA.
  • Margaret (Schwab) Hauser & children (182 KB)
    Margaret sitting in center holding Sunny Heinlein on left & Margaret (Tilley) Partsch, my aunt who has the original copies of the Tilley & Hauser photos. Aunt Marg celebrates her 90th birthday soon and is in good health and a great help to me. Behind her are Rose (Hauser) Heinlein, Herman Hauser, Anna M. (Hauser) Tilley. Photo taken about 1912. Photo was given to my by my Aunt Margaret Partsch.
  • August Hauser (9 KB)
    August Hauser. Picture enlarged from a photo taken in 1887 of a group of men who built the Cambria Iron Works, Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. This newspaper article was a reprint in the Johnstown Tribune Democrat dated about 1941. The full photo with all the men can be seen at

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