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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)

W Surnames

  1. Wagnor, Henry Cambria GC-PP
  2. Wagnor, Mrs. Henry Cambria Missing
  3. Wagnor, Frank Cambria Missing
  4. Wagnor, John Cambria Missing
  5. Wagoner, Dr. George, 63 Market Street GC-PL
  6. Wagoner, Lizzie, 20 Market Street GC-PL
  7. Wagoner, Mrs. Mary, L. Market Street GC-PL
  8. Wagoner, Frances, E., 18 Market Street GC-PL
  9. Wagoner, Cora, M. Market Street GC-PL
  10. Walford, Frank (unknown) GC-PP
  11. Walker, Conrad, 27 Clinton Street Missing
  12. Walker, Ida, J., 22 Conemaugh Missing
  13. Walser, Mrs. Ann Alum Bank, PA Missing
  14. Ward, Ella Cambria Missing
  15. Warkeston, Miss (unknown) GC-PP
  16. Warren, Edward, 28 Millville Missing
  17. Warsing, Jane, 24 Coopersdale GC-PP
  18. Waters, Thomas, J., 15 Conemaugh Missing
  19. Watkins, Mary, J., 22 Washington Street Missing
  20. Weakland, John, W., 30 Napoleon Street GC-PL
  21. Wearn, Mrs. Priscilla, 66 Walnut Street Missing
  22. Wearn, Richard, 30 King Street Missing
  23. Wearn, Mrs. Ella, 27 King Street Missing
  24. Wearn, Willie, 6 King Street GC-PP
  25. Wearn, Myrtle, 3 King Street Missing
  26. Weaver, Mrs. Sue, D., 27 Market Street GC-PL
  27. Weaver, Martha, B., 15mo Market Street GC-PL
  28. Weaver, Joseph, H., 19 Woodvale Missing
  29. Weaver, Margaret, J. Second Ward Missing
  30. Webber, Christian, 31 Woodvale Missing
  31. Weber, Mrs. Tresa, 43 Cambria SM
  32. Weber, John, 4 Cambria SM
  33. Weber, E. Vincent, 26 Woodvale Harrisburg, PA
  34. Weber, Mrs. Florence, 25 Woodvale Harrisburg, PA
  35. Wehelco, John Cambria Missing
  36. Wehn, Casper, 80 Clinton Street Missing
  37. Wehn, Mrs. Rachael, 57 Main Street SC
  38. Weinzarl, Annie, 13 Cambria Missing
  39. Weinzarl, Martha, 11 Cambria Missing
  40. Weinzarl, Sarah, 7 Cambria Missing
  41. Weinzarl, Mollie, 5 Cambria Missing
  42. Weinzarl, John, 3 Cambria Missing
  43. Weinzarl, George, 4 mo. Cambria Missing
  44. Weinzierl, Louis, 41 Cambria SM
  45. Weinzierl, Mrs. Mary, 38 Cambria GC-PP
  46. Weisc, Rosa, 10 Cambria Missing
  47. Weisz, Mrs. Martin, 46 Cambria NCR
  48. Weisz, Jacob, 13 Cambria NCR
  49. Weisz, Jacob (unknown) NCR
  50. Weisz, Isaac, 6 Cambria NCR
  51. Weisz, Anna, 4 Cambria NCR
  52. Wells, Jennie, 22 Hulbert House Shippensburg, PA
  53. Welsh, Thomas, 60 Cambria NCR
  54. Wenner, Mary, 1 Locust Street GC-PL
  55. Wenner, Carl, 32 Locust Street GC-PL
  56. Wenner, Mrs. Locust Street GC-PL
  57. Werberger, Prof. F.P., 70 Locust Street GCS
  58. Werry, Thomas Albert, 17 Chestnut Street GC-PL
  59. White, Mrs. Alex., 42 (unknown) Youngstown, OH
  60. White, Mrs. John, 76 Union Street GC-PP
  61. White, Mrs. Mima (unknown) GC-PL
  62. White, Mrs. Ella, 34 Union Street GC-PL
  63. White, Mrs. Margaret, E. (unknown) GC-PL
  64. White, Mary, P., 20 Market Street GC-PL
  65. White, Maggie, 31 Market Street GC-PL
  66. White, Annie, 23 Market Street Missing
  67. White, Raymond, 4 Youngstown, OH Missing
  68. Wickersham, Richard, G., 26 Woodvale Missing
  69. Wier, Frank, A., 18 Cambria SC
  70. Wild, Jacob, 72 Main Street GC-PL
  71. Wild, Mrs. Jacob, 58 Main Street GC-PL
  72. Wild, Bertha, 16 Main Street GC-PL
  73. Wild, Mrs. Margaret, 80 Conemaugh NCR
  74. Will, Elizabeth Conemaugh GC-PP
  75. Will, Casper, 45 Bedford Street SC
  76. Williams, Elanor, 7 mo. Lewis Alley NCR
  77. Williams, Maggie, 26 Lewis Alley GC-PL
  78. Williams, Joseph, M., 22 Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  79. Williams, Mrs. Margaret, 27 Conemaugh Street NCR
  80. Williams, William, J. Union Street GC-PL
  81. Williams, Carrie, E., 20 Woodvale GC-PL
  82. Willower, Miss Bella Somerset Street SC
  83. Willower, Bertha Somerset Street NCR
  84. Wilson, Mr. Cambria Missing
  85. Wilson, Dr. J.C., 53 Franklin Headricks, PA
  86. Wilson, Caroline, E., 52 Franklin Headricks, PA
  87. Wilson, Charles, H., 45 Hulbert House Quakertown, PA
  88. Wilson, Mrs. Lavina, 38 E. Conemaugh Missing
  89. Wilson, James, 33 Mineral Point Missing
  90. Wilson, Henry, 58 Millville Missing
  91. Wiseman, Charles, 26 Conemaugh Missing
  92. Wiseman, Emma, 4 Conemaugh Missing
  93. Wiseman, August, 2 Conemaugh Missing
  94. Wissinger, Mrs. Catherine, 47 Morris Street NCR
  95. Witz, Sarah Third Ward Missing
  96. Wolf, Anthony, 24 Cambria Missing
  97. Wolf, Albert, 1 1/2 Cambria Missing
  98. Wolford, Andrew Conemaugh Missing
  99. Wolford, (3) Conemaugh Missing
  100. Woolf, Mrs. M.L. Jackson Street Philadelphia, PA
  101. Woren, Mrs. Priscilla, 60 Walnut Street Missing
  102. Woren, Miss, 24 Walnut Street Missing
  103. Woren, Richard Walnut Street Missing
  104. Woren, Willie, 6 Walnut Street Missing
  105. Woren, (2 children) Walnut Street Missing
  106. Worthington, Mrs. Richard, 28 Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  107. Worthington, Richard, Jr., 1 Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  108. Worthington, Mamie, 7 Conemaugh Street GC-PL
  109. Worthington, Annie, 4 Conemaugh Street GC-PL

Y Surnames

  1. Yocum, Samuel Third Ward Missing
  2. Yost, Lottie Jackson Street Missing
  3. Yost, Laura, 18 Grant Street Missing
  4. Yost, Charlotte, 16 Pine Street NCR
  5. Young, Katie (unknown) GC-PL
  6. Young, Emil, 48 Levergood Street GC-PL
  7. Young, Frank, 16 Levergood Street GC-PL
  8. Young, August, 29 Main Street GC-PL
  9. Young, Andrew, C., 36 Broad Street GC-PL
  10. Young, Mamie, 12 Broad Street Missing
  11. Young, Katie, 10 Broad Street Missing
  12. Young, Mrs. Kate, 34 Market Street Braddock, PA
  13. Young, Samuel, 13 Market Street Braddock, PA
  14. Young, Sarah, C., 66 Court Street Armagh, PA
  15. Youst, Mr. (unknown) Missing
  16. Youst, Eddie (unknown) Missing

Z Surnames

  1. Zeller, Rose (unknown) Missing
  2. Zern, Miss (unknown) Missing
  3. Ziegler, James, B., 24 (unknown) Indiana, PA
  4. Zimmerman, Owen, N. (unknown) Missing
  5. Zimmerman, Emma, 16 Bedford Street GC-PL
  6. Zimmerman, Theo. F., 34 Locust Street GC-PL
  7. Zimmerman, Milton, 19 Locust Street Missing
  8. Zimmerman, Morgan, 11 Young’s Alley 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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