Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
Tri-Counties Newspaper Clippings
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred
|These obituaries are presented in
scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than
by reading a clipping scrapbook. If Date and Newspaper name are missing from the clipping,
we do not have it. We exclude no known information.
"AN INTERESTEING OLD LETTER" ---- Which Peter P. Loop Wrote in
1817 - Some Extensive Financiering of that Early Day.
Edward S. Loop was very much pleased the other day at being handed
by Edward Welles a letter written by Mr. Loop's father, Peter P. Loop,
to George M. Hollenback in 1817. The letter was written while Mr.
Loop was yet a young man, and the chirography is beautifully neat.
After telling Mr. Hollenback about the safe arrival of goods (at Athens,
where Mr. Loop was clerking for Mr. Hollenback) by John Griffin's boat,
he goes on to gossip very pleasantly on social topics. He had just
attended a ball at Chemung with Lyman Covell and Lathrop Baldwin.
He expressed himself as wearied with the dullness of Athens and put in
his leisure studying French. Were it not for the hope of returning
to Wilkes-Barre, he could not be content to stay at Tioga Point.
He was happy to hear the Bridge Company were doing so well and hoped they
would finally triumph over their enemies. "I have been of great service
here to their paper. I have done away with many false reports which
were in circulation and have given it a good name, and it passes well.
Their tickets pass better than any others. I have been assured that it
is in the power of your father and Mr. Tuttle to get from the Bridgeport
or Derby Banks $0x,xxx, paper payable in New York at three per cent.
(all of which I suppose you are acquainted with-if not, keep it still,)
to put the new bank in operation. I think they ought not to sleep on such
an opportunity of completely vanquishing the new school. A gentleman
acquainted with the circumstances declared to me a few days since that
they (the old school) ought not to stop at a loss of $5,000 to put it into
operation. Should anything be done, I rely on your and your father's promises
of doing something in it for me. My respects to all who feel any
interest in my good or evil fortune, and especially to Emily and Mrs. Cist."
It is not difficult to see in the light of this letter, where the younger
Loop gets his taste for financiering. He has the same faculty for
"getting in on the ground floor" that his father had. The letter
is full of scholarly sentences and quotations. Mr. Welles could not
have disposed of the old manuscript more appropriately than by placing
it in the hands of the son. The postage on it was 12 1/2 cents.
Peter P. Loop was born in Elmira, N.Y., in 1793 and died at Belvidere,
IL, in 1854. His father, also named Peter, was one of the commissioners
appointed by the Susquehanna Company, September 25, 1786, any five of the
commissioners constituting a court with power to determine whenever a form
of interval government shall be established in that country. Peter
P. Loop married Elizabeth Irene, daughter of Gen. William Ross, born 1799
and married 1820. Their children, all living are D.J.M. Loop, Edward Sterling
Loop and Rev. Dewitt Clinton Loop. Above submitted by Cinda Marsh
The Canton Independent-Sentinel, Canton PA
Thurs, Sept 17, 1998
Annual WESNESKI Reunion Enjoyed By Many
The 9th annual Wesneski reunion was held Aug 23, at Island Park, Blossburg.
A chicken barbecue was provided by Bob Wesneski and his helpers.
It was enjoyed by everyone. The children played games which were
fun and they enjoyed winning prizes. A piñata with lots of
candy was broken. A Chinese Auction was held for both
adults and children. Attended this year from Blossburg were:
Bill and Delores Wesneski, Rona and Marge Wesneski, Rose Wesneski, Greg,
Kathy, Jeremy and Lauren Books, June Fro and daughter-in-law and grandson,
Lisa and Ben. From Williamsport were Roy and Fran Wilson, Jerry,
Darlene, and Angela Wesneski, Tammy and Terri Koser and Gayle and Zack
Mahaffey. From Morris Run was Francis Skolney and from New
York State was Sam Wesneski and Kim Hickok. They are planning a wedding
Sept 26, 1998. Canton area attendees were Bob and Donna Wesneski,
Aaron, Stacy, and Austin Robbins, Jacki, Paul and Loren Wesneski, John,
Loren and Josh Wesneski, Brad Wesneski, Mike, Cheryl, Chelsey, Mandy and
Trevor Wesneski, David, Bev, David Jr, Derek, Jordan and Cody Wesneski.
Larry Sr, Joan, Brian, Jason and Nicky Wesneski, Dan, Michelle and Lindsey
Wesneski, Josh, Dawn, and Alison Pepper, Rob, Jodi and Brandon Wesneski,
Gene and Edwina Wesneski, Vonnie Wesneski, Chuck Sr, Sandy and Chuck Jr
Kilmer. Jodi and Evan Kilmer, Gordon Sr, Karen, Jen, Gordon Jr, Rachel
Wesneski and Larry Jr and April Chestnut whom are planning to marry Sept
19. Guests this year were Smitty and Tara Willow, Mark Sterle, Heather
Bailey and Jill Sechrist. The oldest was Frances Skolney; the
youngest was Angela Wesneski. Next year they are planning
a trip to Knobel's Grove. It will be Sat Aug 21, 1999. See
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
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By Joyce M. Tice
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