Welcome! Free Information on the History of the Saxonburg Area!
This site was established for the purpose of sharing my historical research of the Saxonburg area. I have been involved in local history and genealogy research in the Saxonburg, PA area for the past 10 years. My collection consists of numerous photos, videos and audiocassette interviews of people and places in the surrounding townships of Winfield, Clinton, Jefferson, Summit and Buffalo as well as Saxonburg Borough.

My involvement in establishing the History & Genealogy Department at the Saxonburg Area Library has exposed me to a wide variety of local historic information. I am the Co-author of the Massey Harbison tour you will find on this site. I was involved in placing a roadside marker at a mass gravesite of immigrant victims of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic (a bird flu). A 5 year stint as Vice-Chair of John Roebling’s Historic Saxonburg Society, a group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Saxonburg’s Historic District, further expanded my historic research. 

I have an extensive photo collection of the Saxonburg US Steel Sintering Plant that went defunct in 1986. In addition, 3 of us videotaped about 14 hours of roundtable discussions with former employees of the sintering plant. I participated in videotaping about 6 hours of roundtable discussions by the employees of the Winfield Mushroom Mine that is also closed. My collection includes a 2 hour videotape of the former orphans from Concordia Orphanage which is now a nursing home. Finally I have numerous audiotapes of interviews I conducted with local folks in the Saxonburg area. It is my intention to share some of this historic research on my site and to provide viewers the opportunity to purchase a more complete history that I have put in books or on CD’s or DVD’s. All proceeds from the sale of the products on this site go to the provide funds for further historic research the Greater Saxonburg Area.

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Drenda Gostkowski

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The Winfield Township 1918 Influenza Mass Grave Site
John Roebling and Historic Saxonburg
Saxonburg US Steel Sintering Plant
Massey Harbison

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This page was last updated: June 11, 2012