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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)

P Surnames

  1. Page, Emma, 11 Mineral Point NCR
  2. Page, Herman, 6 Mineral Point NCR
  3. Palmer, Mrs. J.H., 76 Napoleon Street NCR
  4. Parke, Mrs. Agnes, J., 56 Bedford Street GC-PL
  5. Parke, William, E. Bedford Street GC-PL
  6. Parsons, Mrs. Eva, M., 23 Locust Street GC-PL
  7. Partsch, Mrs. Josephine, 59 Woodvale NCR
  8. Penrod, William, H., 59 Conemaugh GC-PL
  9. Peppler, Wm., 20 Conemaugh SC
  10. Peyton, John, W., 65 Clinton Street GC-PL
  11. Peyton, George, A., 19 Clinton Street GC-PL
  12. Peyton, Marcellus, K., 16 Clinton Street GC-PL
  13. Peyton, Julia, F., 13 Clinton Street GC-PL
  14. Pfeifer, Charles, 30 Woodvale Missing
  15. Pfeifer, Ella, 21 Woodvale Missing
  16. Pheng, John Conemaugh Missing
  17. Phillips, Mrs. Jane, M., 68 Market Street GC-PL
  18. Phillips, John, J., 14 Market Street Missing
  19. Phillips, David, 12 Market Street Missing
  20. Phillips, Richard, 10 Market Street Missing
  21. Phillips, Mary, 8 Market Street Missing
  22. Phillips, Evan, 6 Market Street Missing
  23. Phillips, Mrs. Eliza, 48 Union Street GC-PP
  24. Phillips, Mary, 16 Union Street Missing
  25. Phillips, John, 15 Union Street NCR
  26. Phillips, Grace, 12 Union Street Missing
  27. Pike, Fanny, 19 Haynes Street Blairsville, PA
  28. Pike, William, W., 50 Haynes Street GC-PL
  29. Pike, William, W., Jr., 15 Haynes Street GC-PL
  30. Pike, S., Bowen., 10 Haynes Street GC-PL
  31. Pipple, Mrs. Fourth Ward Missing
  32. Plummer, Alvin (unknown) Missing
  33. Poland, Walter, 5 Market Street GC-PL
  34. Poland, Frederick, 3 Market Street GC-PL
  35. Pollocks, Louis, 19 Cambria Missing
  36. Polk, John (unknown) Missing
  37. Potter, Joseph, R., 63 Woodvale GC-PL
  38. Potter, Mrs. Sarah, 59 Woodvale GC-PL
  39. Potter, Nora, G., 17 Woodvale GC-PL
  40. Potts, Miss Jane, E., 47 Walnut Street GC-PL
  41. Potts, Mrs. Mary, 29 Market Street Missing
  42. Powell, Mrs. Reese, 74 Main Street Missing
  43. Powell, George, 1 1/2 Vine Street GC-PL
  44. Powell, Richard, 4 wks Vine Street GC-PL
  45. Pratt, (family of 2) Cambria Missing
  46. Price, Mrs. Abe, 29 Millville Missing
  47. Pritchard, Henry, 62 Market Street GC-PL
  48. Pritchard, Mrs. Henry, 48 Market Street Missing
  49. Pritchard, Howell, 9 Market Street Missing
  50. Pritchard, Alice, 5 Market Street Missing
  51. Pritchard, Rachael, 3 Market Street Missing
  52. Progner, Samuel, 28 Conemaugh Missing
  53. Prosser, Mrs. David, 68 Union Street Missing
  54. Prosser, Fannie, 22 Market Street GC-PL
  55. Prosser, Bessie, 19 Market Street GC-PL
  56. Prosser, Maria (unknown) GC-PL
  57. Pukey, Julius, 23 Cambria Missing
  58. Pukey, Matilda, 1 Cambria Missing
  59. Purse, Mary, L. Market Street 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.

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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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