Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Johnstown Tribune - April 16, 1943
The church ladies of St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Virginia Avenue - taken around 1920 or so. My great-grandmother Rose (Baum) Lenz is in the middle row - second from the left. The Lenz family was one of the founding members of the church in 1905. Wish I knew who the other ladies were - I'd guess most were from Morrellville. Don't know who the lone man is - guess he just wanted to be a church lady too!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Johnstown Tribune - April 15, 1943
Cpl. Mike Zugrovich Jr
Pvt. Clarence Miller
Cpl. Joe Vitale
Pvt. Francis Hill
Pvt. Alfred Queer
Pfc. Earl Gustafson
Pvt. Thomas Rowe
Pfc. Francis Alberter
Sec. Lt. Walt Olson
Cpl. Ernest Braillier
Pvt. John Griffith
Cpl. Noah Shendon
Sgt. William Escherich
Pvt. Robert Goff
Pvt. Robert Heichel
Pvt. Patsy DiBinaldo
Pvt. Robert Felix
Tech. Sgt. Dan Yakulich
Sgt. Russ Gindlesperger
Sgt. Don Lavely
Pfc. Don McCurdy
Cadet Don Letizia
Cadet William Nenstiel
From the diary Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Tuesday, April 15
Harry & Margaret & Eddie come over this fore noon.
And Harry & Eddie took some of the big tree down. Then we ate dinner and went out to the camp again to get lumber and I got some more flowers and a tree.
Eddie planted it in the front yard. They stopped for supper.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Eighteen men of the Battalion 4-20, Divisions 447 and 418, Naval Reserve, will leave Johnstown early Sunday morning to begin a tour of active duty. They will go to the Philadelphia Naval Yards. In a preview demonstration last night at the Naval Reserve Training Center, Coopersdale, the men seemed happy regardless of the fact that they soon would be in training again.
Pictured - left to right from the bottom of the steps
First Row: Robert Zeiler, Eugene Verbano, Dalles Stiles, Michael Mindala.
Second Row: Homer Lloyd, Silvio Landino, Henry McClintock, Francis Vanderberg, Henry Wertz.
Third Row: Frank Petak, John Haskins Jr., Joseph Stibich, Randell Smith, William Rennie.
Fourth Row: Paul Miller, Edmund Worley, Andrew Piskura and Harry Horner.
The Johnstown Tribune - April 14, 1943
Note: The Dr. Victor Heiser mentioned on the front page was from Johnstown. His parents had a store on Washington Street when the '89 Flood hit. He was heading to the barn and saw the wave of water heading straight towards the city. Being a teenager at the time - he later studied medicine - becoming a very famous doctor who wrote a couple of books. One of which deals with the flood.