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Johnstown Flood Victims

Last Updated on February 10, 2013 by Dennis

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)

T Surnames

  1. Tacey, Peter, L., 20 Woodvale NCR
  2. Takacs, Mrs. Teresa, 31 Cambria LYC
  3. Takacs, Mrs. John, 21 Cambria LYC
  4. Taylor, Frances (unknown) LYC
  5. Teeter, Mrs. (unknown) SC
  6. Teeter, Mrs. Mary, 83 Locust Street GC-PL
  7. Temple, Leroy (unknown) Missing
  8. Thoburn, John, 40 Millville Missing
  9. Thoburn, Mrs. Flora, 36 Millville Missing
  10. Thoburn, John, Jr., 10 Millville Missing
  11. Thoburn, Thomas, 1 Millville Missing
  12. Thomas, James, Roy (unknown) Missing
  13. Thomas, Sylvester (unknown) Missing
  14. Thomas, John, T. (unknown) GC-PP
  15. Thomas, Mrs. Annie, E., 56 Napoleon Street Missing
  16. Thomas, Tydvil, 19 Millville Missing
  17. Thomas, Edward, M., 77 Woodvale NCR
  18. Thomas, Mrs. Edward Woodvale SC
  19. Thomas, Edward, 49 Woodvale SC
  20. Thomas, Mrs. Ann, 41 Woodvale Missing
  21. Thomas, Albert, E., 17 Woodvale Missing
  22. Thomas, Vivian, D., 15 Woodvale Missing
  23. Thomas, Lydia, 12 Woodvale SC
  24. Thomas, Frank, 8 Woodvale SC
  25. Thomas, Mrs. Mary, A., 39 King Street GC-PL
  26. Thomas, Ida, 7 King Street GC-PL
  27. Thomas, Mabel, 6 Market Street NCR
  28. Thomasberger, Fannie, 42 Conemaugh Missing
  29. Thomasberger, Nellie, 13 Conemaugh Missing
  30. Thomasberger, Charles, 11 Conemaugh Missing
  31. Thorburn, Thomas, 17 Millville GC-PL
  32. Thorburn, Jennie, 7 Millville GC-PL
  33. Thurin, Levi (unknown) Missing
  34. Till, Arthur, 27 Market Street GC-PP
  35. Tittle, Cyrus, P., 53 Broad Street GC-PL
  36. Tokar, Mrs. Dora, 23 Cambria LYC
  37. Tokar, Mary, 4 Cambria LYC
  38. Tokar, Annie, 1 Cambria LYC
  39. Totas, Jacob Cambria Missing
  40. Totas, Sophia Cambria Missing
  41. Totas, Michael Cambria Missing
  42. Totas, Wavreck Cambria Missing
  43. Tradenick, Edward, 18 Union Street GC-PL
  44. Trawatha, Mrs. Annie, 60 Conemaugh NCR
  45. Trefts, William, S. (unknown) Missing
  46. Trindle, John, M., 39 Nineveh NCR
  47. Tross, W.J., Sr., 43 Woodvale Missing
  48. Tross, Mrs. Margaret, 39 Woodvale SC
  49. Tross, Katie, 19 Woodvale Missing
  50. Tross, William, 17 Woodvale Missing
  51. Tross, Conrad, 16 Woodvale Missing
  52. Tross, Charles, 13 Woodvale Missing
  53. Tross, George, 9 Woodvale Missing
  54. Tross, Louis, 7 Woodvale Missing
  55. Tross, Edward, 6 Woodvale Missing
  56. Tucker, Mrs. Margaret, N., 45 Woodvale Missing
  57. Tucker, Lillian, G., 18 Woodvale Missing
  58. Tucker, Mabel, 6 Woodvale Missing
  59. Turner, May, 15 Main Street GC-PL
  60. Tyler, Jno., T., 29 Stoneycreek Twnsp GC-PL
  61. Tynan, Michael, J., 49 Conemaugh Missing
  62. Tynan, Mrs. M.J., 47 Conemaugh Missing

U Surnames

  1. Uhl, Mrs. Ludwig, 80 Peter Street NCR
  2. Unverzagt, Lizzie Washington SC
  3. Unverzagt, Minnie, 27 Washington SC
  4. Unverzagt, Daniel, 66 Washington Street GC-PP
  5. Unverzagt, Mrs. Daniel, 62 Washington Street GC-PP
  6. Unverzagt, George, Sr., 67 Main Street GC-PL
  7. Unverzagt, George, Jr. Main Street GC-PL
  8. Updegraff, Samuel, 15 Woodvale GC-PL

V Surnames

  1. Valentine, George, M., 42 Market Street NCR
  2. Valentine, Mrs. Carrie Market Street Missing
  3. Valentine, Alexander, L., 14 Market Street Missing
  4. Valentine, Annie May, 11 Market Street Missing
  5. Valentine, Burt, 7 Market Street Missing
  6. Valentine, Howard, 4 Market Street Missing
  7. Valentine, Ruth, 1 1/2 Market Street Missing
  8. Vallance, David, 55 Conemaugh Street Missing
  9. Vallance, Mrs. Sarah, 66 Conemaugh Street Missing
  10. Vallance, Annie, 21 Conemaugh Street Missing
  11. Varner, Viola, 12 Cambria Missing
  12. Varner, Sarah, 10 Cambria Missing
  13. Varner, Ida, 7 Cambria Missing
  14. Varner, Ella, 5 Cambria Missing
  15. Varner, infant, 6 wks Cambria Missing
  16. Viering, Mrs. (unknown) GC-PP
  17. Viering, Mrs. Louisa, 38 Conemaugh GC-PL
  18. Viering, Lizzie, 20 Conemaugh GC-PL
  19. Viering, Henry, 14 Conemaugh GC-PL
  20. Viering, Herman, 1 Conemaugh GC-PL
  21. Veith, Mrs. Carrie, 52 Stoneycreek Street Missing
  22. Veith, Emma, 14 Stoneycreek Street Missing
  23. Vinton, Margaret, 8 Jeannette, PA GC-PL
  24. Voeghtly, Mrs. (unknown) Missing
  25. Von Alt, Mrs. Catherine, 80 Washington Street GC-PL
  26. Von Alt, Henry Clinton 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.

4 thoughts on “Johnstown Flood Victims”

  1. I was told that my great grandmother was adopted after the flood to a family Hiram and Cora Howard. Is there somewhere I can find more about any of these adoptions. I believe the churches may have helped in this. I would appreciate any help, thank you so much.
    Mary Mann

  2. 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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