Thomas A. Ingram obituary, clipping, source unknown:
"Thomas A. Ingram, an old and well-known resident
of the Borough of Ingram, passed away at his home Tuesday, May 15,
at 7:00 p. m. He had been ill for some time, but his death was
He was a son of Edward Ingram who settled here and built the home in
1818 and for whom the Ingram Railroad station was named. It was in
the home that Thomas Ingram was born in 74 years ago, in the same
room in which he died. He is survived by his wife, Helen Killeen
Ingram and one son, Thomas Ingram.
Ingram was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church
of Pittsburgh. Funeral services were held at his own home on
prospect avenue, Thursday May 17, the internment Friday at ..."
Sarah A. Ingram obituary,
clipping, source unknown
Death of Pioneer Resident
Mrs. Sarah Ingram, a pioneer resident of this place, died Friday
night of last week at the home of her son, Thomas Ingram, Prospect
avenue, in her 80th year. She was stricken about three months ago
with paralysis, and since that time her health rapidly declined. She
was the widow of Edward Ingram, who came to this country with his
father in 1827, both men at one time owning a large portion of our
borough property. They were oth the factors in development of the
town, though they both died before they were able to see the fruits
of their labors. Mrs. Ingram was born in what was then Minersville,
now the Thirteenth ward, Pittsburgh, being the daughter of 'Squire
William and Rachel Arthurs. Her father was a prominent coal operator
and land owner in that section at the time. In 1853 she married
Edward Ingram, and since that time had lived in Ingram. Since the
death of her husband's father nearly all the land owned by him has
been sold, a large part of it reverted to Mrs. Ingram at the time of
her husband's death. One son, Thos. A. Ingram, with
whom she lived, and who was a former real estate dealer, survives.
Mrs. Ingram was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal church, on Forbes
street, Pittsburg. The funeral took place from the residence of her
son on Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Sydney Von Bonnhorst
obituary, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 25 July
"A FRUITFUL LIFE ENDED"
The death of Postmaster S. F. Bonnhorst at his
residence at Ingram, on the Panhandle road, was a sincere sorrow to
his many friends in the city. His death was unexpected, for although
he had been known to be in ill health for some time and for the
month past had been unable to attend to business, by no one was he
supposed to be seriously indisposed. He was one of Pittsburgh's
oldest citizens, and for more than half a century had been a
prominent figure among business circles in this city.
Descended on his father's side from descendents of the German
nobility and on his mother's side from one of the oldest Puritan
families, he was born in1812, in Mifflin township, Allegheny county.
His father, Charles Francis William Baron Von Bonnhorst, in Hesse
Cassell, in Prussa, was an Officer in the German army and came to
the United States in 1808. At Philadelphia he married Miss Rebecca
Taylor, who was descended from Samuel Blassell, one of the
chancellors of Pennsylvania while it was a Royal province.
After his marriage, Baron Von Bonnhorst removed to Allegheny county
and in 1820 to Pittsburgh. After graduating at the Western
University Mr. Sydney F. Von Bonnhorst studied law, but has never
engaged in active practice. He was first employed as clerk in the
United States Branch Bank and afterwards became its Cashier. He was
Secretary of the Pittsburgh & Steubenville railroad (now the
Panhandle) and after this he engaged in the
Commission business with J. R. Murphy.
When Lincoln became President he was appointed Postmaster and held
that position until Johnson's Administration. After this he became
Cashier of the People's Savings Bank, and from 1870 to 1874 he was
manager of The Pittsburgh Clearing house.
Active as his long business career Mr. VonBonnhorst was a scholar
and student to the end of his life. His fine library was of the best
selected and contained many volumes in German, French, and Spanish,
which languages he spoke and read with fluency. He was married to
Miss Mary A. Murphy, daughter of Andrew Murphy. She also was also of
excellent family, and they celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary a short time ago. Mr.s Von Bonnhorst was amember of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church and an exemplary Christian. He has four
sons; Mr. George Von Bonnhorst, Mr. M. S. Von Bonnhorst, on the
Peoples Savings Bank, Mr. S.F. VonBonnhorst of the same bank, and
Mr. W. E. VonBornhorst, of the Pittsburgh, Cincinati & St. Louis
The funeral services will take place at St. Peter's Episcopal Church
on Monday July 25th at 2 P.M. "