ôSouvenir of Loretto Centenary, 1799-1899: October 10, 1899
Author: Kittell, Ferdinand, 1847-1927
Cresson, Pa.: Swope Bros., Printers
Pg. 71 THE BOROUGH of LORETTO
This town was so named by Father Gallitzin after the famous Loreto on the Adriatic coast, Italy. A plan of the town is on file in Vol. I, page 503, Recorder's office, Ebensburg, Pa. It is the County of Cambria.
SOME INSCRIPTIONS COPIED FROM HEADSTONES IN ST. MICHAEL'S CEMETERY, LORETTO
PETER McGUIRE. Born 1763. Died Jan. 30, 1850. Aged 87 years.
MRS. PETER (CHARITY) McGUIRE. Born 1773. Died Sept. 13, 1844. Aged 71 years.
CAPT. MICHAEL McGUIRE. Born 1717. Died Nov. 17, 1793. Aged 76 years.
MICHAEL McGUIRE. Born 1742. Died May 1, 1818. Aged 76 years.
In memory of CAPT. RICHARD McGUIRE. Died Jan. 13, 1855. Aged 83 years, 1 mo.
And 1 day. The first of European extraction to settle in Cambria County.
Also, ELEANOR, his wife. Died Aug. 5, 1855. Aged 73 years.
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