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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)

G Surnames

  1. Gaffney, Mrs. Ellen, 26 Cambria Missing
  2. Gaffney, Catherine, 2 Cambria LYC
  3. Gaffney, John, 4 Cambria LYC
  4. Gageby, Mrs. Rebecca, 74 Jackson Street GC-PL
  5. Gageby, Sadie, 27 Jackson Street GC-PL
  6. Gaither, Harry, 18 South Street Somerset, PA
  7. Gaither, Willie, 15 South Street Missing
  8. Gallagher, C.F. (unknown) SC
  9. Gallagher, Mrs. C.F. (unknown) SC
  10. Gallagher, Prof. C.F., 34 Main Street GC-PL
  11. Gallagher, Lizzie, 29 Main Street GC-PL
  12. Gallagher, Mrs. Margaret, 32 Washington Street LYC
  13. Gallagher, Thomas, 4 Washington Street LYC
  14. Gard, Andrew, Jr., 25 Main Street GC-PL
  15. Gardner, John (unknown) Missing
  16. Gardner, Rose, 20 Prospect NCR
  17. Garman, Grace, 21 Washington Street Berlin, PA
  18. Garvey, Bernard, S., 62 Cambria LYC
  19. Geczie, John, 47 Cambria Missing
  20. Geczie, Veronica, 37 Cambria Missing
  21. Geczie, Stephen, 8 Cambria Missing
  22. Geczie, Annie, 4 Cambria Missing
  23. Geczie, Belle, 3 mo. Cambria Missing
  24. Geddes, George, 47 Woodvale GC-PL
  25. Geddes, Mrs. George, 40 Woodvale Missing
  26. Geddes, Marion, 17 Woodvale GC-PL
  27. Geddes, Paul, 15 Woodvale GC-PL
  28. Geis, Mrs. Abbey, 24 Salina, KS GCS
  29. Geis, Richard, P., 2 Salina, KS GCS
  30. Geisel, Julia, 9 Cambria Missing
  31. Geisel, Rolla, 9 Cambria Missing
  32. Geraldan, Mrs., 17 Conemaugh Street Missing
  33. Gerber, Mrs. Margaret, 41 Cambria SM
  34. Gerber, John, C., 45 Cambria SM
  35. Gerber, Rose, 8 Cambria SM
  36. Gerber, Vincent, 6 Cambria SM
  37. Gill, William, 7 Prospect NCR
  38. Gillas, David, 66 Cambria Missing
  39. Gillen, Laura Bedford Street NCR
  40. Gilmore, Mrs. Margaret, 40 Union Street GC-PL
  41. Gilmore, Anthony, 8 Union Street GC-PL
  42. Gilmore, Llewelyn, 6 Union Street GC-PL
  43. Gilmore, Willy, 4 Union Street GC-PL
  44. Gilmore, Clara, 2 Union Street GC-PL
  45. Given, Cora Millville Missing
  46. Given, Jane Millville SC
  47. Given, Benjamin, F. Millville SC
  48. Glass, James, 45 School Alley Missing
  49. Golde, Mrs. Henry, 32 Walnut Street GC-PL
  50. Golde, Harry, 5 Walnut Street Missing
  51. Goldenberg, Henry, 54 Lincoln Street Baltimore, MD
  52. Gordon, Susan, L., 62 Hager Block NCR
  53. Gouchenour, Frank, 31 Conemaugh Missing
  54. Grady, Mrs. Abbie, 60 Cambria LYC
  55. Grant, Mrs. Kate, 24 Cambria Missing
  56. Grant, Bernard, 5 Cambria Missing
  57. Grant, John, 3 Cambria Missing
  58. Gray, S., Taylor, 37 Woodvale SC
  59. Gray, Mrs. Frances, 36 Woodvale Missing
  60. Gray, Gerald, 5 Woodvale Missing
  61. Gray, Inez, 3 Woodvale Missing
  62. Greenwalt, Mrs. (unknown) SC
  63. Greenwalt, child (unknown) SC
  64. Greenwood (unknown) SC
  65. Greenwood, Mrs. Rose, 33 Conemaugh NCR
  66. Greenwood, Mary, A., 8 Cambria Missing
  67. Greenwood, Jennie, 17 Cambria SC
  68. Greenwood, Geo., 55 Cambria SC
  69. Greger, Ann (unknown) Missing
  70. Greitzer, George, 27 Cambria Missing
  71. Griffin, Mary, 47 Walnut Street GC-PL
  72. Griffin, Ms. Mary (unknown) GC-PP
  73. Griffith, Mr. (unknown) Missing
  74. Groff, Nellie, C., 20 Hulbert House Pittston, PA
  75. Gromley, Mrs. Magdalena, 48 Mineral Point Missing
  76. Gromley, Lilly, 19 Mineral Point NCR
  77. Gromley, Mary, M., 16 Mineral Point Missing
  78. Gromley, J.A., 14 Mineral Point NCR
  79. Gromley, Daniel, J., 13 Mineral Point Missing
  80. Gromley, Emanuel, L., 9 Mineral Point Missing
  81. Gromley, Emma, B. Mineral Point 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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