I am seeking the parents of one of my great-grandmothers, Catharine (Nickle/Nickel/Nicklos) Brown. According to her obituary (attached at the bottom of this post) her parents were Joseph and Sophia Nickel (I have I think that it could also be Nickle and I have family lore with Nicklos). It also states that she was born in Juniata County, PA in 1844 so this sets a minimal timeframe for residence.
I have looked through the census information with no luck (I use HeritageQuest and the 1850 census is not searchable).
The children of Joseph and Sophia that I am aware are:
Catharine (1844) married to George Brown
Emma Ellen (1861) married to Irvin Wallace McNaight
Sarah married to ? Naylor
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am more than willing to share anything I have with other researchers.
Philipsburg Journal Obituary 10 Aug 1927 Philipsburg, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA
DEATH OF MOTHER
OF MRS. JNO. ARDELL
Passed Away at Daughter's
Home in Tyrone on Tues-
After suffering from complications the past thirteen weeks, Mrs. Catherine Nickel Brown, mother of Mrs. John E. Ardell, well known to many in this section, died at the Ardell home, Tyrone, Tuesday morning at 1:15 o'clock. In April Mrs. Brown who had made her home with Mrs. Ardell the past 30 years, went to visit her son at New Millport, and at that time she became ill. She was removed to Tyrone recently and gradually became weaker until the end.
Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Joseph and Sophia Nickel. She was born in Juniata county August 13, 1844. About 64 years ago she was united in marriage with George Brown, who preceded her to the grave in 1893 [sic*]. Surviving her are these sons and daughters: W. W. Brown, Tennessee; Clayton, West Decatur; D. R., New Millport; Mrs. A. A. Grove, Gillentown; Mrs. John E. Ardell, Tyrone. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Naylor, Tyrone, and Mrs. Emma McNaight, of Thompsontown.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Methodist church, and a fine old lady.
* Transcriber's note: George Brown's tombstone states that he died in 1892.
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