JESSE BUTERBAUGH, * merchant, a representative business man of Burnside Township, who has been established on
his present corner, near East Ridge, since 1908, was born August 21, 1865, in Indiana County, Pa. His parents were
George M. and Mary (Zigler) Buterbaugh.
George M. Buterbaugh was born in Indiana County, where he still lives, being now in his eightieth year. His father
was William Buterbaugh, of German ancestry; George M. Buterbaugh married Mary Zigler, who died at the age of fifty
three years. They had the following children: Milligan, who is a farmer in Indiana County; Alexander, who is a
woodsman in West Virginia; Jesse; Grant, who is a merchant in Somerset County; Daniel, who is in partnership with
his next older brother; Rebecca, who is the wife of A. Pittman, a farmer in Green Township, Indiana County; Susanna,
who is the wife of John Edmonson, of West Virginia; and Ida, who is the wife of O. Hall, of Indiana County.
Jesse Buterbaugh attended school more or less regularly until he was fifteen years of age and for three years afterward
worked on farms and then worked by the day for about six years, accumulating in this way capital with which he
started into a livery business at Cherry Tree, where he continued for three years. After selling that business
he was interested in lumber for one year, then spent one year in the hotel business in Cambria County and later
went into the restaurant business at Cherry Tree. Since then Mr. Buterbaugh has been in the general mercantile
line at his present location.
Mr. Buterbaugh married Miss Ella Youngling, who was born in 1863, in Burnside Township, a daughter of Jacob and
Miranda (King) Youngling, and they have had the following children: Mary, who is the wife of William CaIdwell,
of Indiana County, and they have one chid, Hale, who is employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company; and Ethel,
Freda, Genevieve, Geraldine and Jesse. Mr. Buterbaugh is a Republican and always casts his vote as a proof of good
citizenship but he has never been willing to accept any office. He belongs to several fraternal organizations.
Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911
Clearfield County Pennsylvania Biographies
Names A to L
Names M to Z
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