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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. Sagerson, Mrs., 96 Millville Missing
  2. Sagerson, Catherine, 4 Railroad Street LYC
  3. Sagerson, Agnes, 2 Railroad Street LYC
  4. Sagerson, Thomas, 6 mo Railroad Street LYC
  5. Salenty, E. (unknown) Missing
  6. Saley, Joseph, 50 Millville Missing
  7. Samen, Mrs. Annie, 25 Cambria NCR
  8. Samen, John, 4 Cambria NCR
  9. Samen, Annie, 3 Cambria NCR
  10. Samen, Mary, 3 mo. Cambria NCR
  11. Sample, Mrs. Catherine, 63 E. Conemaugh Missing
  12. Sarlouis, Mrs. Barbara, 48 Cambria SM
  13. Sarlouis, Mrs. Peter Cambria SM
  14. Sarlouis, Sophia (unknown) GCS
  15. Sarlous, Grace, 16 Cambria Missing
  16. Savage, Mrs. Bridget, 76 Woodvale Missing
  17. Saylor, Henry (unknown) GC-PP
  18. Schaffer, Howard, 21 South Fork Missing
  19. Schaller, Joseph, 62 Woodvale GCS
  20. Schaller, Mrs. Joseph, 68 Woodvale GCS
  21. Schaller, Annie, 24 Woodvale GCS
  22. Schaller, Rose, 21 Woodvale GCS
  23. Schanvisky, August, 10 Cambria Missing
  24. Scheetz, Jacob, 61 Clinton Street SC
  25. Scherer, Mrs. Kate, 49 Conemaugh Missing
  26. Scherer, Emma, 24 Conemaugh Missing
  27. Scherer, Mary, 11 Conemaugh Missing
  28. Schiffhauer, John, 62 Washington Street GCG
  29. Schiffhauer, Frances, 19 Washington Street Missing
  30. Schittenhelm, Anton Cambria GC-PP
  31. Schittenhelm, Anton, Jr. Cambria GC-PP
  32. Schmidt, Mrs. Frederick Cambria NCR
  33. Schmidt, John, L. Cambria Missing
  34. Schmidt, Hortense (unknown) NCR
  35. Schmidt, Leo (unknown) NCR
  36. Schmitt, Mrs. Augustina, 38 Cambria Missing
  37. Schmitt, Mary, 31 Cambria SM
  38. Schmitt, August, 8 Cambria Missing
  39. Schmitt, William, J., 7 Cambria Missing
  40. Schmitt, George, 4 Cambria SM
  41. Schmitt, Anton, 2 Cambria Missing
  42. Schmitt, Sophia, 1 1/2 Cambria SM
  43. Schmitt, Annie, 1 Cambria Missing
  44. Schmittenhelm, Max Cambria NCR
  45. Schmittenhelm, Wilmena Cambria Missing
  46. Schmitz, Ferdinand Cambria Missing
  47. Schmitz, Gabriel, 50 Conemaugh Missing
  48. Schmitz, Gustave, 33 Clinton Street NCR
  49. Schnable, Mrs. Conrad, 35 Baumer Street GC-PP
  50. Schnable, Conrad, 38 Baumer Street SC
  51. Schnable, John, 20 Main Street SC
  52. Schnell, Mrs. Fidel, 68 Cambria SM
  53. Schnell, Mrs. Margaret, 60 Cambria SM
  54. Schnell, Mrs. F. Cambria SM
  55. Schnurr, Charles, 40 Conemaugh GCS
  56. Schnurr, Robert, 27 Smith Alley GCS
  57. Schoff, Mrs. E.T., 32 Clinton Street GC-PL
  58. Schonhardt, Victoria, 56 Conemaugh Missing
  59. Schotz, Mrs. Elizabeth, 63 Union Street GC-PL
  60. Schotz, Annie, 23 Union Street GC-PL
  61. Schotz, Jennie, 21 Union Street GC-PL
  62. Schry, Mrs. Joseph, 58 Woodvale GCS
  63. Schry, Joseph, Sr., 78 Woodvale GCS
  64. Schubert, C.T., 39 Stoneycreek Street GC-PL
  65. Schultz, Mrs. William Clinton Street Missing
  66. Schultz, (4) Clinton Street Missing
  67. Schultz, Joseph First Ward Missing
  68. Schurtz, Peter, 38 Conemaugh Missing
  69. Schweitzer, William Conemaugh Missing
  70. Schweitzer, Catherine E. Conemaugh Missing
  71. Seibert, Mrs. Elizabeth, 56 Woodvale Missing
  72. Seigmund, Mrs. Matilda, 52 Woodvale Missing
  73. Seigmund, Mrs. Carolina, 28 Woodvale Missing
  74. Seigmund, John, 20 Woodvale Missing
  75. Shaffer, Fred, 21 Conemaugh Cover’s Hill, PA
  76. Shaffer, Jacob, 47 Cambria GC-PL
  77. Shaffer, Mrs. Mary, 43 Cambria Missing
  78. Shaffer, Caral, 19 Cambria Missing
  79. Sharkey, Mary, 4 Washington Street LYC
  80. Shea, Mrs. Mary, 30 Locust Street Missing
  81. Sheldon, H. (unknown) Missing
  82. Shellhamer, Lorentz (unknown) GCS
  83. Shellhammer, Patricius (unknown) GCS
  84. Sherman, Mrs. Ann, 35 Market Street Missing
  85. Shinkey, Mrs. Second Ward Missing
  86. Shmitt, Fredericka Cambria SM
  87. Shmitt, Mrs. Hortena Cambria SM
  88. Shmitt, Leo Cambria SM
  89. Shorper, Jacob (unknown) Missing
  90. Shorper, Jacob, Jr. (unknown) Missing
  91. Shulteis, Henry, 26 Potts Street GC-PL
  92. Shumaker, Mrs. James, M. Locust Street GC-PP
  93. Shumaker, John, S., 11 Locust Street GC-PL
  94. Shumaker, Edith, M., 7 Locust Street GC-PL
  95. Shumaker, Irene, G., 5 Locust Street GC-PL
  96. Shumaker, Walter, S., 2 Locust Street GC-PL
  97. Silverman, Moses Second Ward Missing
  98. Singner, Mrs. E.H. Unionport, OH Missing
  99. Sininger, Mrs. Mary Cambria SM
  100. Sinniger, Mrs. Mary Cambria LYC
  101. Siroczki, Mrs. Mary, 30 Cambria Missing
  102. Siroczki, Mary, 7 Cambria Missing
  103. Siroczki, Annie, 4 Cambria Missing
  104. Siroczki, Lizzie, 2 Cambria Missing
  105. Skiba, Mrs. Stainslous, 32 Cambria GC-PP
  106. Skiba, Annie, 6 Cambria Missing
  107. Skiba, Joseph, 4 Cambria GC-PP
  108. Skiba, Sophia, 1 1/2 Cambria Missing
  109. Slick, Josephine, 20 Woodvale NCR
  110. Slick, Mrs. Nancy, 55 Forth Ward LYC
  111. Slick, George, R., 60 Stoneycreek Street GC-PL
  112. Smith, George, A., 38 Pearl Street Missing
  113. Smith, Addie, 13 Pearl Street NCR
  114. Smith, Charles, 7 Pearl Street Missing
  115. Smith, Alum, 4 Pearl Street Missing
  116. Smith, Effie, 9 mo. Pearl Street Missing
  117. Smith, Mrs. Maggie, L., 38 Woodvale NCR
  118. Smith, Mrs. Alice, M., 29 Woodvale Baltimore, MD
  119. Smith, Ralph, 11 Woodvale GC-PP
  120. Smith, Harry, 5 Woodvale Missing
  121. Smith, Hattie, 4 Woodvale Missing
  122. Smith, infant, 3 Woodvale Missing
  123. Smith, Alice, J., 2 Woodvale Missing
  124. Smith, Clarence, 6 mo. Woodvale Missing
  125. Smith, Mrs. J.L., 34 Hulbert House Quakertown, PA
  126. Smith, Florence, 9 Hulbert House Quakertown, PA
  127. Smith, Frank, 7 Hulbert House Quakertown, PA
  128. Smith, 4 mo. Hulbert House Quakertown, PA
  129. Smith, Mr., 54 Cambria GC-PL
  130. Smith, Mrs. Ann, 55 Cambria Missing
  131. Smith, Mrs. Amelia, 32 Cambria NCR
  132. Smith, Mollie, 22 Cambria Missing
  133. Smith, Mrs. Mary, 21 Cambria Missing
  134. Smith, Francis, 3 Cambria Missing
  135. Smith, Charles, 1 Cambria Missing
  136. Smith, Willie, 1 Cambria GC-PP
  137. Smith, Mrs. Mary, 52 Conemaugh NCR
  138. Smith, Philip, 16 Conemaugh NCR
  139. Smith, Philip, 16 Walnut Street NCR
  140. Smith, Mrs. Sarah, 72 Walnut Street GC-PL
  141. Smith, John, M., 38 Millville Missing
  142. Smith, William, 9 Millville Missing
  143. Smith, Mrs. Mary Third Ward Missing
  144. Smith, William Third Ward Missing
  145. Smith, Esther Third Ward Missing
  146. Smith, Charles First Ward Missing
  147. Smith, Richard First Ward Missing
  148. Smith, Frank First Ward Missing
  149. Smouse, Jennie Hulbert House GC-PP
  150. Snell, Mary, 13 Cambria SM
  151. Snyder, Mrs. Annie, 34 Woodvale NCR
  152. Snyder, Polly, 14 Woodvale Missing
  153. Snyder, William, 8 Woodvale Missing
  154. Snyder, Annie, 6 Woodvale Missing
  155. Snyder, John, 3 Woodvale Missing
  156. Snyder, Patrick, V., 5 mo. Woodvale Missing
  157. Snyder, Hollis Woodvale Missing
  158. Snyder, Mary (unknown) Missing
  159. Snyder, Annie (unknown) Missing
  160. Snyder, John (unknown) Missing
  161. Snyder, Mary, E. (unknown) Missing
  162. Snyder, Harrison, V. (unknown) Missing
  163. Spareline, John, 64 Railroad Street NCR
  164. Speers, Mrs. L.E. (unknown) Missing
  165. Spenger, Mrs. Catherine, 56 Stoneycreek Street Missing
  166. Spenger, Edward, 16 Stoneycreek Street Missing
  167. Spicsak, Mrs. Annie, 27 Cambria NCR
  168. Spitz, Walter, L. Hulbert House Philadelphia, PA
  169. Spoller, Mrs. (unknown) Missing
  170. Spoller, Lee (unknown) Missing
  171. Stahr, Fred (unknown) SC
  172. Stansfield, James, C., 30 Woodvale Missing
  173. Stansfield, Mrs. J.C., 25 Woodvale Missing
  174. Stansfield, Ralph, 9 wks. Woodvale Missing
  175. Stauch, Henry, 50 Conemaugh GC-PP
  176. Steckman, Fred, 42 Cambria Missing
  177. Steigerwald, William Conemaugh GCG
  178. Steigerwald, Mrs. Mary, 38 Conemaugh GCG
  179. Steigerwald, 1mo Conemaugh GCG
  180. Stenger, John, 12 Main Street GCG
  181. Stenger, Leo, 3 Main Street GCG
  182. Stern, Bella (unknown) GC-PP
  183. Stern, Bella, 1 Washington Street NCR
  184. Stewart, Watson, 60 Pearl Street Missing
  185. Stewart, Mrs., 70 Walnut Street Missing
  186. Stewart Second Ward NCR
  187. Stews, Louis Walnut Street Missing
  188. Stinely, Mrs. Mary, 35 Cambria SM
  189. Stinely, Kate, 12 Cambria SM
  190. Stinely, Joseph, 5 Cambria SM
  191. Stinely, Annie, 4 Cambria Missing
  192. Stinely, infant, 4 mo. Cambria Missing
  193. Stophel, Mrs. Maggie, 21 Baumer Street GC-PL
  194. Stophel, Frank Earl, 4 Baumer Street GC-PL
  195. Stophel, Bertha Hulbert House GC-PL
  196. Stork, Casper, 43 Walnut Street Missing
  197. Stork, Mary, 38 Walnut Street Missing
  198. Stork, John, 20 Walnut Street Missing
  199. Stork, Lizzie, 14 Walnut Street Missing
  200. Strauss, Moses, 77 Vine Street GC-PP
  201. Strauss, Charles, S. Conemaugh Missing
  202. Strayer, Mrs. Elizabeth, 47 Market Street SC
  203. Strayer, Katie, 22 Market Street Missing
  204. Strayer, Cora, 17 Market Street SC
  205. Strayer, Bertha, 14 Market Street Missing (see above?)
  206. Strayer, Bertha Market Street SC
  207. Stremel, Julius, R., 21 Washington Street GC-PL
  208. Streum, John, 63 Locust Street GC-PL
  209. Stroup, Henry Conemaugh Missing
  210. Stufft, J. Wesley, 37 Woodvale GC-PL
  211. Stufft, Mrs. J.W., 39 Woodvale GC-PL
  212. Stufft, Vera, 10 Woodvale Missing
  213. Stufft, Earl, B., 8 Woodvale Missing
  214. Stufft, Lula, B., 6 Woodvale Missing
  215. Stufft, Elda, M., 3 Woodvale Missing
  216. Stufft, infant, 4 mo. Woodvale Missing
  217. St. John, Dr. C.P., 32 Hulbert House GC-PL
  218. Suder, Lizzie, 9 Millville Missing
  219. Suder, Homer, 7 Millville GC-PL
  220. Suder, James, 5 Millville Missing
  221. Sullivan, Mrs. Catherine, 55 Millville Missing
  222. Sutliff, George, 25 Somerset Street NCR
  223. Swank, Mrs. Ella, 29 Main Street GC-PL
  224. Swank, Jennie, 15 Bedford Street GC-PL
  225. Swank, Jacob, 61 Bedford Street GC-PL
  226. Swank, Mrs. Catherine, 57 Bedford Street GC-PL
  227. Swank, Fred, B., 10 Bedford Street GC-PL
  228. Swank, Leroy, 4 Main Street Missing
  229. Swank, Miss Morris Street Missing
  230. Swank, Maud, 11 Napoleon Street GC-PL
  231. Swank, Susan, 8 Napoleon Street GC-PL
  232. Swank, Mrs. Neff, 31 Napoleon Street GC-PL
  233. Swank, Samuel, 5 Napoleon Street GC-PL
  234. Swank, Edna, 3 Napoleon Street GC-PL
  235. Sweeney, Mrs. Ann, 70 Conemaugh Pittsburgh, PA
  236. Sweitzer, William, 35 Morrellville Missing
  237. Surany, David (unknown) GC-PP

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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