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Continuing the family history research of Dr. Ezra Clayton Saylor (1881*1954)

His Work


Following Dr. Saylor's death his family contacted The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The list below indicates the extensive data also available for review at a LDS Family Library.


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B3 K2

Church records of Berlin, Somerset County, Pennsylvania : church book of congregations of both Evangelical Lutheran and Evangelical Reformed (Brothers Valley Township); births, deaths, baptisms, marriages and burials, approximate period covers 1788-1856


974.879 V3s

Rockwood area cemeteries; Black, Middlecreek, Milford, and Upper Turkeyfoot Townships; Somerset Co., PA, c.1800 to 1930's


Births and baptisms of Somerset Co., Pa. : Reformed and Lutheran church records of Berlin, Somerset County, Pa.

Translated from the German script by E. C. Saylor.

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Family genealogies of Berlin, Somerset County, and surrounding areas.

Compiled from family bibles, church records and tombstone inscriptions. A source, location and date is noted at the bottom of each page. About 600 pages.


Church book for both of the Evangelical Congregations [Lutheran and Reformed], Somerset County, Milford Township, Pennsylvania, 1795:

Sanner Church record translated by E. C. Saylor of Berlin, PA during the spring of 1926

bullet Mulls or Bridigm
bullet Fichtners or Wagamans

Later consolidated to form Mt. Lebanon. Originally these congregations were served by Lutheran and Reformed ministers.


Church records, Stoystown, Tvedeus [i.e., Friedens], Shaffer, miscellaneous years, Somerset, Pennsylvania
bulletStoystown Reformed pages 1 - 149, 892 baptisms
bulletFrieden's Reformed pages 150 - 170, 140 baptisms
bulletStoystown Lutheran
bulletShaffer Lutheran pages 209 - 268


Church records Greenville, Friedens, Wellersburg, miscellaneous years, Somerset, Pennsylvania
bulletFriedens Evangelical Lutheran page 2 - 57
bulletWills Evangelical pages 60 - 102
bulletWellersburg Reformed pages 106 - 155
bulletZion Ev. Lutheran of Wellersburg page 159 - 181
bulletGreenville Lutheran and Reformed pages 182 - 283


Church records, Sanner, Samuels, miscellaneous years, Somerset Pennsylvania
bulletSanner record page 1 - 160
bulletSamuels old record page 167 - 193
bulletSamuels 3rd record page 195 - 222
bulletLohrs or Bakersville page 225 - 278


Church records, Wellersburg, miscellaneous years, Somerset, Pennsylvania
bulletWellersburg Reformed and Lutheran Church of Southampton Township. pages 1 - 163
bulletTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Berlin pages 166 - 306


Copy of the Amity Reformed Church records, Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, 1854-1942
bulletInfant baptisms pages 1 - 182, total 1635
bulletAdult baptisms pages 183 - 186, total 138
bulletConfirmations pages 187 - 223, total 1450
bulletMarriages pages 234 - 232, total 260
bulletDeaths pages 233 - 248, total 487


Church records, miscellaneous years, Somerset, Pennsylvania: Pine Hill, Fritz Hayes
bulletPine Hill Lutheran pages 1 - 164
bulletFritz, later St. Pauls Lutheran pages 217 - 342
bulletMt Zion or Hays Reformed pages 175 - 212


Church records, miscellaneous years, Somerset, Pennsylvania: Savage Run, Mount Tabor, St. Lukes
bulletSavage Run or Finks pages 1 - 23
bulletZimmermans or Mt Tabor pages 25 - 55
bulletSt Lukes or Mountain Reformed pages 59 - 120


Church records, miscellaneous years, Somerset, Pennsylvania; Stoystown, Glade, White Oak
bulletStoystown Lutheran, now Grace Lutheran page 1 -  72
bulletGlade Lutheran, Stoneycreek Twp. page 141 - 228
bulletWhite Oak Reformed, Allegheny Twp. page 230 - 271




 Cemetery records of Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Estimated to contain 40,000 transcriptions including  location of the family grave site and date of transcription.


Marriage & death records by Bishop C. G. Luit, 1855-1908.

Conrad G. Lint served in the Church of the Brethren in Summit Township and Meyersdale.


Military records for Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Minutes of the Berlin congregation, now Brethren Church of Berlin, Pennsylvania, 1882-1888


Registers of family wills involving estates, nos. 1-2, 1795-1943


Church record of the Glade Reformed and Lutheran Congregation in Stoney Creek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania; 1812-1865 inclusive
Reprinted by permission. Copyright 2000 Intellectual Reserve, Inc

In addition to the SAYLOR family data, Dr. E. C. Saylor compiled data that touches almost every early Somerset County family. Copies of his work are available at the following locations:

Berlin Area Historical Society
400 Vine Street
Berlin, PA  15530

Meyersdale Public Library
210 Center Street
PO Box 98
Meyersdale, PA 15552

The Masthof Press
219 Mill Road
Morgantown, PA 19543-9701

Photocopies of the original pages
Genealogy Building Visiting Hours
Monday 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Microfilm copies of the following material
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p. m.

The Peter Leibundgutt Journal
by Lois Ann Mast
Translated by Dr. E. C. Saylor
Location of the original German text unknown
Copies also available in Berlin and Meyersdale