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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. Nadi, Frank (unknown) Missing
  2. Nainbaugh, Henry (unknown) Missing
  3. Nathan, Adolph, 40 Main Street Philadelphia, PA
  4. Nau, Katie, 20 Bedford Street NCR
  5. Nayuska, Mrs. Hannah, 65 Market Street Missing
  6. Neary, Mrs. Kate, 34 Bedford Street NCR
  7. Neary, Mary Ellen, 11 Bedford Street NCR
  8. Niece, Conrad (unknown) Missing
  9. New, Frank (unknown) Missing
  10. Newell, August (unknown) Missing
  11. Newman, Banheim, 68 Washington Street Missing
  12. Nich, Mrs. Margaret, 30 Cambria SM
  13. Nich, Peter, 30 Cambria Missing
  14. Nich, Lena, 23 Cambria Missing
  15. Nich, Frank, 6 Cambria SM
  16. Nich, John, 4 Cambria SM
  17. Nich, William, 2 Cambria Missing
  18. Nich, infant Cambria Missing
  19. Nightly, John, 30 Millville LYC
  20. Nix, Frank Cambria Missing
  21. Nixon, Mrs. Elizabeth, 39 Woodvale GC-PL
  22. Nixon, Emma, R., 16 Woodvale GC-PL
  23. Nixon, Eddie, 8 Woodvale GC-PL
  24. Nixon, Fannie, 5 Woodvale Missing
  25. Noblespiece, Maggie, 14 Morrellville NCR
  26. Noro, Kate (unknown) GC-PL
  27. Nugent, Mrs. Mary Jane, 60 Hager Block NCR
  28. Oberlander, Robert, 35 Locust Street Missing
  29. Oberlander, Mrs. Robert, 30 Locust Street Missing
  30. Oberlander, Mary, 2 Locust Street Missing
  31. O’Brien, Mrs. Sarah, 60 Millville Missing
  32. O’Brien, Mrs. Catherine, 55 Millville Missing
  33. O’Brien, Mrs. Ellen, 31 Millville Missing
  34. O’Callahan, James, 70 Millville Missing
  35. O’Callahan, Mrs. Bridget, 68 Millville Missing
  36. O’Callahan, Miss Ella, 25 Millville Missing
  37. O’Connell Cambria NCR
  38. O’Connell, Edward Cambria Missing
  39. O’Connel, Capt. Patrick, 70 Washington Street LYC
  40. O’Connel, Margaret, 63 Washington Street LYC
  41. O’Connel, Nora, 60 Washington Street LYC
  42. O’Conner, Rose, 20 Locust Street NCR
  43. O’Donnel, Frank Washington Street LYC
  44. O’Donnell, John, 2 Washington Street Missing
  45. Ogle, Mrs. Hettie, M., 52 Washington Street Missing
  46. Ogle, Minnie, T., 32 Washington Street Missing
  47. O’Lily, Catherine, 20 Cambria Missing
  48. O’Neal, John, 19 Wood Alley NCR
  49. O’Neil, Edward, 3mo Cambria LYC
  50. O’Neil, Mrs. Bridget, 28 Cambria LYC
  51. O’Neil, John (unknown) LYC
  52. O’Neill, James, 2 Cambria Missing
  53. O’Shea, Mary Second Ward Missing
  54. Osterman, Joseph, 38 Cambria SM
  55. Osterman, Mrs. Victoria, 31 Cambria Missing
  56. Osterman, Joseph, Jr., 6 Cambria Missing
  57. Osterman, Conrad, 4 Cambria Missing
  58. Osterman, Mary Ann, 1 1/2 Cambria Missing
  59. Oswald, Appahmarian, 12 Cambria NCR
  60. Oswald, Mrs. (unknown) GC-PP
  61. Oswald, Charles, 44 Third Ward GCS
  62. Oswald, Mary, 19 Third Ward GCS
  63. Oswald, Eulaliah, 9 Third Ward Missing
  64. Overbeck, William, H., 38 Main Street Philadelphia, PA
  65. Owens, Mrs. (unknown) GC-PP
  66. Owens, Annie (unknown) GC-PL
  67. Owens, Mrs. Elizabeth, 37 (unknown) Missing
  68. Owens, Mrs. Mary Ann, 31 Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  69. Owens, John, 12 Conemaugh Street Missing
  70. Owens, Thomas, 10 Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  71. Owens, Mary, 8 Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  72. Owens, Amelia, 6 Conemaugh Street Missing
  73. Owens, Willie, 4 Conemaugh Street Missing
  74. Owens, Gladies, 5mo Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  75. Owens, William, 65 Market Street GC-PL
  76. Owens, Mrs. Mary, 62 Market Street Missing
  77. Owens, William, L., 11 Market Street Scalp Level, PA
  78. Owens, Daisy, 13 Market Street Scalp Level, PA
  79. Oyler, John, R. (unknown) GC-PP
  80. Oyler, Mrs. Mary, R., 27 Woodvale GC-PL
  81. Oyler, John, R., 6 Woodvale GC-PL

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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