I have this Saxe family in my family tree. It is large! I'm not a direct descendant.
This post from "The Sullivan Review" (Sullivan means Sullivan County, PA and Commisky Cemetery is in Bradford County, PA...right next door, so to speak.) on 11 Oct. 1883:
Few families can boast of the strength and health of the children of the late John SAXE, Sr. of Wilmot Twp., Bradford Co. Seven boys and five girls have grown to manhood and womanhood under his care, and now survive him. A four and a half ton monument was raised last week at his grave in the Commisky Cemetery. C. I. LACEY was present to superintend the work, it having been manufactured under his direction, and six of the stalwart sons of the deceased, viz: Martin, John, Samuel, Lewis, Lawrence and Henry, took hold and with their own hands carefully raised the structure that shall mark their father’s resting place.
The elder John was born in Offerberg, Kinsingrice, Germany on 31 January 1811. His son, William (not present when the monument was raised)married my Great Grand Aunt, Mary Ellen Junk. When she died, Mary Ellen's sister, Josephine, helped raise the two boys, William and Edmond. The Saxe children migrated with the Junks from Bradford & Sullivan County's PA to Tioga County and then on to Potter County where Josephine died when the Austin Dam broke on Sept. 30, 1911. Surviving were Lewis Junk and family who moved to Niagara Falls, NY, and Lucy Junk Quimby and children moved to Corning NY. William John Saxe came to Greenville, Mercer County, PA where his Uncle William Henry Junk lived.
I descend from William Henry and live in Greenville. Just to show you how life has it's twists and turns. Not knowing any of this, I married and had a daughter. When she was 3 years old, she attended pre-school. She got invited for her first sleep-over at a classmate's home. That classmate was a descendant of William John Saxe...her 4th cousin and nobody even knew they were related for another 20 years!
I wonder if any of the Junk surname are mentioned in your collection, but the Grandmother of my daughter's classmate still resides here, though her husband has since passed.
Thanks for your post, Diane Junk
His son William, born in 1848