6 thoughts on “Visiting the Covered Bridges of Somerset County, PA.”

  1. Rusty–Jim Glessner here from Monroe WI. I was searching for info on the Glessner covered bridge and found your photos. My great uncle Tobias built the bridge. I’m interested to inquire if we might be related. I can trace back to Jacob Glessner who immigrated to US with his brother Heinrich (Henry) from Germany.
    Making trip to SW PA last week of August with son and grandson to see bridge and also to locate and see cemetery where my ancestors rest. Any info would be appreciated.

    Thanks Jim

    1. Hi Jim – yes Jacob is on my family tree as well, so we are somehow distantly related. My family has been in the Berlin area since the late 1700’s. A good resource for your questions related to genealogy/burial sites is the Berlin Historical Society. Their website/contact info is http://berlinpa.org/. It’s an active association and their museum is worth checking out. Also, the Somerset Historical Society grounds/museum should be on your itinerary to learn more about the area. C.S. Glessner, local historian and my aunt, has numerous photos on display there. Hope you have a great trip. I might be in that vicinity that week doing senior portraits. If so, maybe we could meet up. Can’t promise anything as that schedule is dictated by the weather, but we can play it by ear and see.

    2. I was just at the Glessner better today. Great sky and perfect creek level. My ancestors are from Buckstown and I made a new friend there that actually bought the Williamson homestead just a month ago.
      I made a watercolor of the bridge but it didn’t turn out good, I will do in the studio.
      Happy Travels,
      Jack

  2. I really like your Covered Bridge images. My parents are from the Somerset area, after seeing your images of the area I would like to come up and do some photographing myself.

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