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Inhaltsangabe: The four-mile run, located near the town of Ligonier, PA, was the scene of many conflicts and captures during the period of time from 1760 through 1790. The story of the (Kneisle) Nicely family is but one of the many stories from this area. The Kneisle's traveled from Hesse Darmstadt in Central Europe to Philadelphia and later moved onto a homestead near the Four-Mile Run circa 1761. The book covers their journeys and the Indian capture of one of the family members, Jacob Kneisle. It is a remarkable story covering his capture and his life after his capture and the reuniting of his descendents with the other branches of the family 228 years after his capture.
Nicely also presents other capture stories to give the reader a historic view of the dangerous conditions that existed in the area of the Four-Mile Run during the Revolutionary War. His interest in genealogy led him to the capture of the brother of his Three Great Grandfather and his research into the story eventually aided in reconnecting with the descendents of Jacob Kneisle who was known by his Indian name of Tsu-Ka-We or Crow.
About the Author: Ronald Earl Nicely was born in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, PA, in his Grandfather's farmhouse on Nicely Road. He was the son of Robert Earl (Cappy) Nicely and Florence Rose McDowell Nicely. He was raised in the small town of Ligonier and spent many of his early years on the Nicely farm. He worked in garages and service stations after high school until he was drafted into the US Army. After his military service, Kennametal Inc. employed him for over 34 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, PA. During the last twenty-five years of his Kennametal service he was a Business Forecaster. After spending seventeen years in Raleigh, NC he returned to Latrobe, PA and began to research his family tree. This led to gathering not only the names but also the stories behind the members of his family tree. The capture of Jacob was especially interesting since he heard the story many times in his life. Locating the original valley homesite and the capture site led to learning more about the history in and around the Four-Mile Run region of the Ligonier Valley. He resides in the Latrobe area with his wife of thirty-two years, Marian Chris Plummer Nicely. They have two children and one grandson. He is a member of the Westmoreland County Historical Society and the Ligonier Valley Historical Society and serves as a volunteer docent at Historic Compass Inn Museum in Laughlintown, PA.
Buchbeschreibung Trafford Publishing, 2004. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1412027896