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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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Q Surnames

  1. Quinn, Ellen Franklin Street LYC
  2. Quinn, John Franklin Street LYC
  3. Quinn, Mrs. Terry, 26 Railroad Street SM
  4. Quinn, Vincent, D., 16 Main Street GCS

R Surnames

  1. Raab, George, 44 Clinton Street GC-PL
  2. Raab, Mrs. George, 88 Clinton Street GC-PL
  3. Raab, Mollie, 18 Clinton Street Missing
  4. Raab, Norma, 16 Clinton Street GC-PL
  5. Raab, Bertha, 13 Clinton Street Missing
  6. Raab, Katie, 3 Clinton Street Missing
  7. Raab, Geo., C., 28 Washington Street SC
  8. Raab, Mrs. Minnie, 24 Washington Street Missing
  9. Raab, Lizzie, 24 Washington Street GC-PL
  10. Raab, Emilia, 20 Washington Street GC-PL
  11. Raab, John, C. (unknown) GC-PL
  12. Raab, Ella (unknown) GC-PL
  13. Rainey, Mrs. Lizzie, L., 25 Bedford Street GC-PL
  14. Rainey, Parke, 1 1/2 Bedford Street GC-PL
  15. Randolph, George, F., 26 Beaver Falls GC-PL
  16. Rausch, John, 44 Daisytown NCR
  17. Rawn, Mrs. Henrietta, 78 Conemaugh Missing
  18. Ream, Mrs. Mary, 34 Woodvale Missing
  19. Ream, Joseph, 10 Woodvale Missing
  20. Ream, Effie May, 6 Woodvale Missing
  21. Ream, Cora, 1 Woodvale Missing
  22. Ream, Frederick, E., 23 Third Ward Missing
  23. Ream, Amelia, 20 Third Ward Missing
  24. Reamus, Gussie, 17 Woodvale Missing
  25. Recke, Alex, 35 Washington Street SC
  26. Recke, Mrs. Alex, 29 Washington Street Missing
  27. Reed, Charles (unknown) Missing
  28. Reese, Mrs., 70 (unknown) Missing
  29. Reese (family of 4) (unknown) SC
  30. Reese, Mrs. Lizzie, 30 Conemaugh Street GC-PP
  31. Reese, Sarah, 10 Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  32. Reese, John, 2 Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  33. Reese, Mrs. J.W. (unknown) GC-PL
  34. Reese, Samuel (unknown) GC-PL
  35. Reese, Annie, 7 Vine Street GC-PP
  36. Reese, Idris, 3 Vine Street GC-PL
  37. Reese, Gertie (unknown) GC-PL
  38. Reese, Mrs. Mary, D., 74 Market Street GC-PL
  39. Reese, Susie, 14 Millville Missing
  40. Reese, Sarah Woodvale Missing
  41. Reibert, Julius Washington Street GC-PL
  42. Reidel, John, C., 60 Conemaugh GC-PP
  43. Reidel, Mrs. Teresa, 56 Conemaugh Missing
  44. Reilly, Timothy, 27 Millville Missing
  45. Repp, Mrs. Catherine, 26 Sherman Street GC-PL
  46. Repp, George, 5 mo. Daisytown NCR
  47. Ressler, John (unknown) Missing
  48. Reynolds, Mrs. Elizabeth, 40 Woodvale Missing
  49. Reynolds, Idella, 14 Woodvale Missing
  50. Reynolds, Columbia Conemaugh Missing
  51. Rhodes, Link, 26 Somerset Street GC-PL
  52. Rhodes, Ellen, 20 Somerset Street GC-PL
  53. Rhodes, Frank, 2 Somerset Street Missing
  54. Rhodes, Clarence, 10 mo Somerset Street GC-PL
  55. Rich, Mrs. Charlotte, 45 Stoneycreek Street GC-PP
  56. Rich, Harry, 16 Stoneycreek Street Missing
  57. Richards, Mrs. Margaret, 40 Union Street Missing
  58. Richards, Carrie Hulbert House Ypsilanti, MI
  59. Richards, Molllie Hulbert House Ypsilanti, MI
  60. Richards, John, O., 70 (unknown) Rome, NY
  61. Riffle, Mary, C. Cambria Missing
  62. Riley, Mrs. Bridget, 40 Cambria Missing
  63. Riley, Frances, 15 Cambria LYC
  64. Riley, Gertrude, 13 Cambria LYC
  65. Riley, Mary, 18 Cambria LYC
  66. Ripple, Jackson, 34 Apple Alley GC-PL
  67. Ripple, Maggie, B., 27 Merchants’ Hotel GCS
  68. Ritter, Katie, 20 Cambria Missing
  69. Ritter, Sophia, 12 Cambria Missing
  70. Roberts, Mrs. Jennie, 18 Somerset Street GC-PP
  71. Roberts, Howard, J., 59 Walnut Street GC-PL
  72. Roberts, Mrs. Howard, J., 50 Walnut Street GC-PL
  73. Roberts, Otis, 23 Walnut Street GC-PL
  74. Roberts, Mrs. Lucinda, H., 81 Main Street GC-PL
  75. Robine, Christina, 25 Franklin Street GCS
  76. Robine, Eddie, 2 Franklin NCR
  77. Robine, Willie, 9 mo. Franklin NCR
  78. Robinson, Thomas, 60 Woodvale GC-PL
  79. Rodgers, Mrs. D.L. (unknown) GC-PL
  80. Rodgers, Mrs. Rose, 48 Millville GC-PL
  81. Rodgers, Patrick, 52 Millville NCR
  82. Rodgers, Grace, 5 Millville NCR
  83. Rodgers, Mrs. Mary, 50 Millville NCR
  84. Rodgers, Mary Hulbert House Missing
  85. Rodgers, Mary G., 19 Woodvale Missing
  86. Rodgers, Mrs. Mary Water Street Missing
  87. Rogers, Mary, 17 Millville LYC
  88. Rogers, Tatt. (unknown) LYC
  89. Rogers, Mrs. Susan (unknown) LYC
  90. Rogers, Jane, child (unknown) LYC
  91. Roland, Louis, 31 Conemaugh GC-PL
  92. Roland, Lizzie, 29 Conemaugh GC-PL
  93. Roland, Lizzie, 5 mo. Conemaugh Missing
  94. Roose, John, 31 Haynes Street Missing
  95. Rose, Harry, G., 29 Locust Street GC-PL
  96. Rosenfelt, (family of 5) (unknown) Missing
  97. Rosenfelt, Solomon Washington Street GC-PP
  98. Rosensteel, James, M., 50 Woodvale GC-PL
  99. Rosensteel, Mrs. J.M., 35 Woodvale Nicholson, PA
  100. Rosensteel, Matilda, 19 Woodvale Missing
  101. Rosensteel, Ray, Halstead, 18 Woodvale Nicholson, PA
  102. Ross, Joseph, 30 Conemaugh NCR
  103. Roth, Albert, 8 Cambria Missing
  104. Roth, Mary, 6 Cambria Missing
  105. Roth, Annie, 5 Cambria NCR
  106. Roth, Mrs. Kate, 27 Bedford Street GC-PL
  107. Roth, Sebastian First Ward Missing
  108. Roth, John, 38 Potts Street GC-PL
  109. Rowland, Mrs. E.J., 64 Market Street Missing
  110. Rowland, Emma, 32 Market Street NCR
  111. Rowland, Ran, 16 Market Street NCR
  112. Rubritz, Peter, 65 Franklin Borough GCG
  113. Rubritz, Mrs. Margaret, 56 Franklin Borough GCG
  114. Ruth, John (unknown) Missing
  115. Ryan, Mary Third Ward Missing
  116. Ryan, Mrs. Mary, 73 Washington Street LYC
  117. Ryan, John, 55 Washington Street LYC
  118. Ryan, Mrs. John, 50 Washington Street LYC
  119. Ryan, Sadie, 16 Washington Street Missing
  120. Ryan, Maggie, 14 Washington Street LYC
  121. Ryan, Gertie, 3 Washington 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.

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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