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Johnstown Flood Victims

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)

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  1. Laban, Mrs. Teresa, 50 Cambria NCR
  2. Lambert, Johanna (unknown) LYC
  3. Lambert, Johanna, 19 Washington Street SM
  4. Lambreski, Kate, 12 Cambria SM
  5. Lambreski, Mrs. Barbara, 35 Cambria GC-PL
  6. Lambreski, Mary, 6 Cambria GC-PL
  7. Lambreski, John, 4 Cambria GC-PL
  8. Lambreski, Willie, 2 Cambria Missing
  9. Larimer, James, 45 Somerset Street GC-PP
  10. Lavelle, Mrs. Mary, 58 Broad Street Missing
  11. Lavelle, Miss Mary, 31 Broad Street Missing
  12. Lavelle, Kate, 24 Broad Street Missing
  13. Lavelle, Michael, 22 Broad Street LYC
  14. Lavelle, Sallie, 18 Broad Street Missing
  15. Lavelle, Wm., M. (unknown) LYC
  16. Lavelle, John, F., 8 Conemaugh Street Missing
  17. Lavelle, Frances, A., 6 Conemaugh Street Missing
  18. Lavelle, Edgar, R., 4 Conemaugh Street Missing
  19. Laystrom, Mrs., 30 Union Street Missing
  20. Layton, Mrs. Elvira (unknown) GC-PL
  21. Layton, William, 58 Broad Street GC-PL
  22. Layton, Mrs. William, 53 Broad Street GC-PL
  23. Layton, May, 22 Broad Street GC-PL
  24. Layton, David Broad Street GC-PL
  25. Layton, Ella Broad Street GC-PL
  26. Layton, infant Broad Street Missing
  27. Lee, Dr. J.K., 48 Main Street GC-PL
  28. Lee Sing, Chinaman Franklin Street GC-PP
  29. Leech, Mrs. Sarah, E., 60 Franklin NCR
  30. Leech, Alice, M., 18 Franklin NCR
  31. Leitenberger, Mrs. Leah, 68 Vine Street GC-PL
  32. Leitenberger, Nancy, 48 Vine Street GC-PL
  33. Leitenberger, Ella, 35 Vine Street GC-PL
  34. Leitenberger, Eliza, 46 Vine Street GC-PL
  35. Lenhart, Samuel, 58 Clinton Street GC-PL
  36. Lenhart, Mrs. Mary, 56 Clinton Street GC-PL
  37. Lenhart, Annie, E., 20 Clinton Street GC-PL
  38. Lenhart, Emma, J., 17 Clinton Street GC-PL
  39. Lenhart, Katie, M., 13 Clinton Street GC-PL
  40. Leslie, John, S., 30 Levergood Street Beaver Falls, PA
  41. Levergood, Mrs. Jane, 75 Bedford Street GC-PL
  42. Levergood, Lucy, 45 Bedford Street GC-PL
  43. Lewis, Mrs. Ann (unknown) GC-PL
  44. Lewis, James (unknown) GC-PL
  45. Lewis, Ananias, 41 Millville GC-PL
  46. Lewis, Orrie, P., 6 Millville GC-PL
  47. Lewis, Mrs. Lizzie, 28 Lewis Alley Missing
  48. Lichtenberg, Rev. John Locust Street Philadelphia, PA
  49. Lichtenberg, Mrs. Locust Street Philadelphia, PA
  50. Lichtenberg, (3) (unknown) Missing
  51. Lightner, James, 23 Cambria Missing
  52. Lightner, Mrs. Mary, 21 Cambria Missing
  53. Lightner, Eddie, 1 Cambria Missing
  54. Lingle, Mrs. Mary, J., 44 Pearl Street NCR
  55. Linton, Minnie, 20 Lincoln Street GC-PL
  56. Little, John, A., 43 Hulbert House Swickley, PA
  57. Litz, Mrs. John, 74 Morris Street GC-PL
  58. Llewellyn, Mrs. J.J., 27 visiting JT Llewellyn Bangor, PA
  59. Llewellyn, Mrs. Margaret, 37 Walnut Street GC-PL
  60. Llewellyn, Annie, 5 Walnut Street GC-PL
  61. Llewellyn, Sadie, 8 Walnut Street GC-PL
  62. Llewellyn, Herbert, 3 Walnut Street GC-PL
  63. Llewellyn, Pearl, 1 Walnut Street GC-PL
  64. Lohr, Julia, 17 Bedford Street Missing
  65. Lonaenstein, Mrs. Ida, 27 Franklin Missing
  66. Long, Samuel, 60 Vine Street Cover’s Hill, PA
  67. Lotz, Conrad, 64 Sherman Street NCR
  68. Lucas, Maria, 50 Conemaugh GC-PP
  69. Luckhart, Louis, 69 Main Street GC-PL
  70. Luckhart, Mrs. Adolph, 26 Main Street GC-PL
  71. Ludwig, Charles (unknown) GC-PL
  72. Ludwig, Henry, G., 34 Bedford Street GC-PL
  73. Ludwig, Mrs. Kate, 35 Bedford Street GC-PL
  74. Ludwig, Charles, E., 30 Railroad Street Missing
  75. Luther, Michael, 40 Cambria Missing
  76. Lyden, Mary, 20 Merchants’ Hotel NCR

Collection:
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.

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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