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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)

I Surnames

  1. Illis, Daniel Cambria Missing
  2. Irwin, Maggie, 22 Hulbert House GC-PP

J Surnames

  1. Jack, Jennie (unknown) Leechburg, PA
  2. Jackson, H.A., 36 (unknown) Derry, PA
  3. Jacobs, Lewis, 41 Cambria City GC-PL
  4. James, Mrs. John (unknown) Missing
  5. James, Benjamin Third Ward Missing
  6. James, Lena, 26 River Avenue NCR
  7. James, Maggie, 1 River Avenue NCR
  8. James, Mrs. Ellen, M., 42 Main Street GC-PL
  9. James, John, K., 8 Main Street Missing
  10. James, Mollie, 13 Market Street GC-PL
  11. James, William, 10 Market Street Missing
  12. Janosky, Mrs. Lena, 27 Market Street Missing
  13. Jenkins, Thomas Third Ward Missing
  14. Jenkins, Mrs. Thomas Third Ward Missing
  15. Jenkins (unknown) Missing
  16. Jenkins, Mrs. Susan, 40 Somerset Street NCR
  17. Jenkins, John, 20 Upper Yoder Missing
  18. Jenkins, Harvey, 6 Vine Street Missing
  19. Johill, Joseph Third Ward NCR
  20. Johns, Mrs. Josephine, 32 Woodvale Missing
  21. Johns, Richard, 14 Woodvale Missing
  22. Johns, Silvie, 11 Woodvale Missing
  23. Johns, Stephen, 5 Woodvale Missing
  24. Johnson, David, 45 Conemaugh Street GC-PP
  25. Johnson, Mrs. David, 40 Conemaugh Missing
  26. Johnson, Geraldine, 17 Conemaugh Missing
  27. Johnson, John, M., 38 Union Street NCR
  28. Johnson, George, 17 Union Street Missing
  29. Johnson, William, 15 Union Street Missing
  30. Johnson, Gertrude, 13 Union Street Missing
  31. Johnson, Lottie, 11 Union Street Missing
  32. Johnson, Dollie, 7 Union Street Missing
  33. Johnson, Frederick, 4 Union Street Missing
  34. Johnson, Lulu, 3 Union Street Missing
  35. Johnson, Mrs. Oliver, 22 Conemaugh Street NCR
  36. Johnson, Ellen Hulbert House Missing
  37. Jones, Maggie, 29 (unknown) NCR
  38. Jones, Mary, J. (unknown) GC-PL
  39. Jones, Edgar, R. (unknown) GC-PL
  40. Jones, Mrs. Alice, 65 Millville Missing
  41. Jones, Mrs. Rachael, 41 Main Street Missing
  42. Jones, Mary, 14 Main Street GC-PP
  43. Jones, Ella, 11 Main Street Missing
  44. Jones, Sarah, 8 Main Street Missing
  45. Jones, Walter, B., 7 Main Street Missing
  46. Jones, Abner, 6 Main Street Missing
  47. Jones, Ida, 3 Main Street Missing
  48. Jones, Reuben, 1 Main Street GC-PL
  49. Jones, James, 32 Conemaugh GC-PL
  50. Jones, Ann, 9 Conemaugh GC-PL
  51. Jones, Thomas, 6 Conemaugh Street Missing
  52. Jones, Elmer, 2 Conemaugh Street Missing
  53. Jones, Mrs. Margaret, 65 Llewellyn Street Missing
  54. Jones, Rev. E.W., 56 Vine Street Missing
  55. Jones, Mrs. Rev. E.W., 55 Vine Street Missing
  56. Jones, Mrs. E.W. (unknown) GC-PL
  57. Jones, Mary, W., 21 Woodvale SC
  58. Jones, Thomas, 50 Woodvale SC
  59. Jones, Mrs. Jennie, 50 Woodvale Missing
  60. Jones, Richard, 46 Woodvale SC
  61. Jones, child of Richard Woodvale SC
  62. Jones, Clara, 6 Woodvale SC
  63. Jones, Williams, 17 Woodvale Missing
  64. Jones, Amanda, 40 Woodvale Missing
  65. Jones, Pearl, 9 Woodvale Missing
  66. Jones, William, 4 mo. Woodvale Missing
  67. Jones, Mrs. Mary, A., 52 Pearl Street GC-PL
  68. Jones, James, 19 Pearl Street Missing
  69. Jones, Charles, 16 Pearl Street Missing
  70. Jones, Eliza, 15 Pearl Street GC-PL
  71. Jones, Emma (unknown) Missing
  72. Just, Magdalena, 29 Cambria SM
  73. Just, William, 9 Cambria SM
  74. Just, Eddie, 4 Cambria SM

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.

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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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