The following Freeland area citizens were listed, with these short
biographical sketches, in William Watkins Munsell's History of
Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties, Pa. (New York: W. W.
Munsell & Co., 1880).
Thomas Birkbeck, of Upper Lehigh, was born in Foster township, June
1st, 1846, and married Miss Margaret Snedden, of Audenreid, Pa. He is a
butcher and a dealer in real estate. He enlisted July 11th, 1864, in
Company G. 179th Pennsylvania volunteers, and was discharged after one
August Donop, of Freeland, was born in Bremen, Germany, August 23d,
1829. He is a bookkeeper and dealer in real estate, and has held all
the offices in Foster township. His wife was Margaretha Myers, of
HENRY J. DONOP
Henry J. Donop, of Freeland, was born in Hoboken, N.J., December 13th,
1858. He is now station agent and telegraph operator at Jeddo.
MRS. MARGARETHA DONOP
Mrs. Margaretha Donop, of Freeland, was born in Bremen, Germany, June
13th, 1833. She was the owner of the site of Freeland.
GEORGE C. FARRER
George C. Farrer, of Freeland, teacher of academic branches, was born
in Orwell, Pa., March 25th, 1846. His wife was Kate A. Boston, of
Owen Fritzinger, of Freeland, was born in Heidelbert, Pa., September
11th, 1837. He is a carpenter for Coxe Brothers, of Drifton. He was
elected in February, 1878, as one of the town councilmen for three
years, and also school director in 1879. His first wife was Rebecca
Woodring, of Butler, and his present wife Sarah Hess, of Hollenback
William Goer, of Freeland, was born in Monroe county, Pa., January
25th, 1844. He is a blacksmith and carpenter. His wife was Mary Jane
McIntosh, of Wilkes-Barre.
I. Goodman, grocer, Freeland, was born in Northumberland county, Pa.,
October 23d, 1823. His wife was Sarah Schurter, of Schuylkill county,
EDWARD D. GOODMAN
Edward D. Goodman, laborer, Freeland, was born in Schuylkill county,
Pa., January 17th, 1859.
Frederick Haas, proprietor of Harmony Hall at South Heberton, was born
in Germany, March 11th, 1830. He keeps a hardware store and shoe shop.
His wife was Ann Elizabeth Noth, of New York city.
Milton Heller, the barber at Freeland, was born in Jeddo, April 3d,
William Johnson, of Freeland, teamster, lumberman and blacksmith, was
born in county Derry, Ireland, February 12th, 1835. He enlisted in the
147th Pennsylvania volunteers, August 11th, 1862, and was discharged in
1863 on account of disability. His wife was Margaret Jane Birkbeck, of
JOHN L. JONES
John L. Jones, of Freeland, proprietor of Jones' Hotel, was born in
South Wales, March 20th, 1819. His wife was Mary Jones, of
H. C. KOONS
H. C. Koons is engaged in the mercantile business at Freeland. He was
born in Lehighton, Pa., December 17th, 1843. His wife was Rhoda Gibbon,
of Buck Mountain, Pa.
J. H. LINDSAY
J. H. Lindsay, general merchant at Freeland, was born in Philadelphia,
Pa., March 26th, 1838. He enlisted in Company I 6th Pennsylvania
volunteers in April, 1861; re-enlisted in July, 1861, and was
discharged on account of wounds received at Antietam, September 17th,
1862. He married Martha Williamson, of Eckley.
MRS. MARY LUBRECHT
Mrs. Mary Lubrecht, milliner and dressmaker at Freeland, was born in
Wurtemburg, Germany, June 1st, 1848.
Rudolph Ludwig, of Freeland, was born in Berlin, Prussia, February 5th,
1850. He keeps a meat market and a restaurant. His wife was
Mary A. Bell, of Eckley, Pa.
CAPTAIN DANIEL J. MCCARTHY
Captain Daniel J. McCarthy, of Freeland, was born in the city of Cork,
Ireland, March 25th, 1849, and married Catharine Wilson, of
Minersville, Pa. He is serving his second term as burgess of Freeland.
JOHN M. POWELL
John M. Powell, miner at Freeland, was born in North Wales, November
9th, 1841, and married Mary Auberly, of Buck Mountain, Pa. He was
elected February 17th, 1880, one of the councilmen and inspector of
election of Freeland.
Matthias Schwabe, butcher at South Heberton, was born in Prussia,
October 4th, 1849. His wife was Maggie Landmesser, of Butler township.
Stephen Turnbach, of Freeland, is a carpenter for Coxe Brothers. He was
born in Sugarloaf township, March 22nd, 1831. His wife was Mary Ann
Nause, of Sugarloaf township.
George Wise, harnessmaker, Jeddo, was born in New York city, February
23d, 1846. His wife was Mary Eberts, of New Mahoning Valley.