My husbands family are the Yost/Kilmer group from this area. We have his ggrndmthr's 1917 diary and in it is a newspaper article featuring an auto accident involving a man named Swope( I think it is George). I'll have to do a little digging, but I can email it to you if you like. I don't have a lot of info on this line and would love to find a connection. J.L. Kilmer(John) married Amelia E.----,Children Kate Kilmer & J.Urban Kilmer (John), John Sr. mother was Margaret b. 1811 in PA. 1810 census shows them in Jackson, Lebanon, PA and then they lived in Hummelstown for a long time. Urban became a well known jeweler. He was married to Mary Yost. These Kilmers were related to the WWI poet Alfred Joyce Kilmer (2nd cousins?) They seemed to have known the Swope family - hence the newspaper article. I'd love to her back from you - The Kilmers also married into the Gingrich family (Lycoming Co. PA)
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