The lists of missing and dead

Johnstown Flood Victims

The lists of missing and dead
The lists of missing and dead

List of dead and missing people in the Johnstown Pennsylvania Flood of 1889. To find out more information about this flood, view pictures and video, visit the main page: The Johnstown Pennsylvania Horror

Last Name, First, Age(if known) Address Buried

Abbreviations used in the list of dead and missing:

GCG:German Catholic Cemetery (Geistown)
GC-PL: Grandview Cemetery Private Lot
GC-PP: Grandview Cemetery Public Plot-Bodies found but not recovered by family/friends
GCS: German Catholic Cemetery (Sandyvale)
LYC: Lower Yoder Catholic Cemetery
Missing: Body Never Recovered
NCR: No Cemetery Record
OCG: Old Catholic Graveyard (Conemaugh Borough)
SC: Sandyvale Cemetery
SM: St. Mary’s Cemetery (Lower Yoder)

A Surnames

  1. Aaron, Mrs. H.B., 29 Railroad Street Loysburg, PA
  2. Aaron, Flora, 10 Railroad Street Loysburg, PA
  3. Abele, Katie, 21 Main Street Missing
  4. Abler, August, 28 Conemaugh SC
  5. Abler, Mrs. Louisa, 31 Conemaugh SC
  6. Abler, George, 11 Conemaugh SC
  7. Abler, Lulu Woodvale Missing
  8. Adams, Henry Clay (unknown) NCR
  9. Aker, Alvar, 54 Upper Yoder OCG
  10. Alberter, Anna, 22 Cambria NCR
  11. Alberter, Teresa, 3 Cambria Missing
  12. Alexander, Arailia, K. Broad Street GC-PL
  13. Alexander, John, G., 45 Woodvale Blairsville, PA
  14. Alexander, Mrs. John, G., 45 Woodvale Blairsville, PA
  15. Alexander, Mrs. Martha Main Street Missing
  16. Allison, Florence, 12 Texas Headricks, PA
  17. Allison, Mrs. Jane, 45 Pittsburgh Missing
  18. Alt, John, 65 Conemaugh Missing
  19. Alt, Teresa, 20 Conemaugh Missing
  20. Alt, George, 60 Cambria Missing
  21. Alt, Mrs. Ann, 75 Cambria Missing
  22. Amps, Mary, 11 Cambria Missing
  23. Amps, Nicodemus, 42 Cambria NCR
  24. Amps, Mrs. Teresa, 32 Cambria NCR
  25. Andrews, John, Sr., 57 John Street GC-PL
  26. Arther, Mrs. Alice, 29 Water Street GC-PL
  27. Arthur, Earl, H., 8 Water Street GC-PP
  28. Atkinson, John, 72 East Conemaugh NCR
  29. Aubrey, Thomas, 45 Conemaugh Street Missing

Walker, James Herbert. The Johnstown Horror! or Valley of Death: being A Complete and Thrilling Account of the Awful Floods and Their Appalling Ruin. H. J. Smith & Co. 1889.

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2 thoughts on “Johnstown Flood Victims”

  1. Mary Ellen Exton

    I need to know if it’s possible that John HENAHAN age 40 listed as a victim of the Johnstown Flood is actually Peter HANIHAN, age 30. Can anyone tell me if there is an original document listing the victims or some other way to determine if a mistake was made? Are there newspaper accounts listing who was missing and on which street they lived?
    Peter Hanihan was born about 1859 in Leechburg, Allegheny County, the son of Matthew Hanihan and Catherine Timmins Hanihan, He is listed in the 1887 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, City Directory as Peter HANNAHAN, a laborer who lived at 142 Brush Street. He would have been about 28 years old, then.
    Also listed as victims missing and never recovered are Mrs. Mary Henahan age 24, Mary Henahan age 7, Catherine Henahan age 4, and Frances Henahan age 1.
    A family story told to me by a cousin is that Peter Hanihan, my great great uncle, volunteered to help recover bodies after the flood and that he died of disease soon afterward. But, to date, I have not found a death or burial record for him, nor, unfortunately, a marriage record.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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