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1. John-Pierre Marcel Hannam,1 son of Pierre Hannam 1,2 and Mary Katharyn Rau,1 was born on 6 Aug 1953 in Allentown Osteopathic Hospital, 1746 Hamilton Street, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania and was baptized on 20 Oct 1953 in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennyslvania. Other names for John-Pierre are Jake Hannam and John-Pierre M. Hannam Sr.

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Education:

Elementary School: Bridgeton Christian Day School (K-2, 4-6), Bridgeton, New Jersey
Elementary School: South Avenue, Bridgeton, New Jersey (3rd Grade)
Junior High School: Bridgeton Junior High School, Bridgeton, New Jersey (7-9)
High School: Palisades High School, Kintnersville, Pennsylvania (10-12)
College:
- Northampton County Area Community College, Bethlehem, PA (AAS - Commercial Art - 1974)
- San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas (several courses - electives - 1976)
- University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), San Antonio, Texas (BA - Political Science - 1979)
- Prince George's County Community College, Laurel, MD [HTML and JavaScript - noncredit - 2002]

Military:

United States Air Force, Nov 1974 - Aug 1977 - Still Photographic Specialist (1975-1977)

Adult Work History:

Directorate of Logistics (aka Directorate of Industrial Operations), Fort George G. Meade, MD (May 1980 - 3 January 2009)

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John-Pierre M. Hannam was born on the 63rd anniversary of the first legal electrocution (William Kemmler, Auburn Prison, New York, 6 August 1890) in the United States. Another infamous anniversary was that of the first wartime use of an atomic bomb ("Little Boy", Hiroshima, Japan, 6 August 1945). Some famous people also born on this day include actress Lucille Ball - 1911, actor Robert Mitchum - 1917, artist Andy Warhol - 1928 and movie director M. Night Shyamalan - 1970.

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[Source: SoundOff, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, 27 October 2005. http://www.ftmeadesoundoff.com/news/2464/employee-honored-designing-museum-web-site/]

Employee honored for designing museum Web site
By Lisa R. Rhodes Staff writer
Posted 10/27/05

When John-Pierre Hannam received a phone call at home from his boss, David Rose, director of the Directorate of Logistics (DOL), on the night of Oct. 3, he was not sure what to think.

"He doesn't call me very often," said Hannam, a logistics management specialist at DOL, explaining that when he usually receives a call from his boss at home, it's a snowy night and he is getting notice not to come in to work the next day. Hannam said he hoped the phone call wasn't news of a terrorist attack, requiring him to come into work to handle an emergency crisis. "But it was nice news. Very pleasant news," he said.
Rose asked Hannam to attend the weekly garrison management meeting the next morning. There, Hannam received a plaque of appreciation from the Fort Meade Museum Historical Foundation and a $100 gift certificate for his work on the Fort Meade Museum's Web site.

"I was just pleasantly surprised. I wasn't expecting anything. I appreciate the thought and the recognition," said Hannam, who designed the museum's Web site in the spring of 2001 and since then has periodically updated the site.

Robert Johnson, director of the Fort Meade Museum, said the work Hannam has done is "outstanding."

Hannam designed the museum's Web site after former Installation Commander Col. Michael J. Stewart sent out a directive in early 2001 for all directorates to have their own Web site. He'd designed the DOL Web site and gotten so many compliments, the commander asked him to design a Web site for the museum. Hannam, who has an associate's degree in commercial art and once worked as an Air Force photographer, was glad to comply.

"I was very fortunate," said Hannam, saying former DOL Director Lynn Sasser, also a member of the museum board of directors, approved of the project and allowed him to take time during work hours to design the site. Sasser also purchased additional computer software to aid with the design.

Johnson said the museum did not have anyone on staff with the skills to design the site, so Hannam's work is "greatly appreciated." The museum now receives a lot of inquiries about its exhibitions and archives, in part due to the user-friendly accessibility of the site. Hannam said easy accessibility was his goal in designing the Web site, saying people will then visit the museum for further research.

Hannam, who has taken a course in HTML (hypertext markup language) design at a community college to help him design Web pages, consulted with Johnson and Barbara Taylor, exhibits specialist, before going forward with the design. The site features historical photographs of tanks, uniforms, helicopters and memorial headstones, as well as a historical timeline and special event coverage on prisoners of war and Memorial Day activities.

Hannam and Johnson are now talking about redesigning the Web site in the near future, to include more interesting graphics and an updated, modern look. "Now I can't wait to add new content," said Hannam, saying recognition for his Web design skills has sparked new motivation for his work for the museum.

Copyright © 2011 Patuxent Publishing and Baltimore Sun Media Group. All rights reserved.

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On 13 September 2013, an article by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., was published in an online magazine (e-zine), "The Lantern Lit".

[Source: The Lantern Lit, published by David Lee Price, 13 September 2013, http://lanternpolitics.blogspot.com/2013/09/labels-and-libertarian.html]

Politics & Government
Friday, September 13, 2013

Labels and the Libertarian
By John-Pierre M.Hannam Sr.
Lantern Lit Contributor

Labels! Labels! Labels everywhere! As humans, we seem to have a penchant for labeling things. Christian-Jew-Muslim-Atheist. Black-White-Hispanic. Straight-gay-asexual. Married-single-separated. Rich-poor-middle class. Male-female. French-German-Mexican-Asian-African American. Republican-Democrat-Libertarian. Conservative-liberal-moderate. I could go on and on but you get the idea. We all do it. We put labels on things - especially on people - even if we don't consciously do so. In some ways, assigning labels helps us to categorize and make sense of the world around us.
Sadly, our tendency to put labels on others often leads to alienation, hostility, and even hatred. It sets us apart from each other. When people are different from us, we tend to judge them. And this, alas, is seldom good.
One label to which I gladly subscribe is 'Christian'. I'm not a very good Christian, but I want to be and try to be. One thing Jesus said was, 'Judge not, lest ye be judged.' He also said, 'Do to others what you would want them to do to you.' You may know this as the Golden Rule. Most religions have similar guidelines. Personally, I think it's a good philosophy whether you are Christian or not. I wish more people would observe these simple 'rules' because our world would be a much nicer place in which to live.
Another label to which I grudgingly subscribe is 'libertarian'. Not Libertarian as in the political party, but libertarian as in the philosophy. People who subscribe to this philosophy are no better or worse than anyone else. We are all human and imperfect. The big difference, in my view, is that libertarians try to observe the Golden Rule even if they don't necessarily recognize that they are doing so. In a nutshell, we believe in 'live and let live'.
As a libertarian, I may not agree with something you do but I think you have every right to do it as long as you don't harm anyone else in the process. As a Christian, I believe God ultimately will judge each and every one of us. In the meantime, please try to refrain from judging me or the person next to you. If you smoke, that is your right as long as you don't blow it in my face. If you drink, that is your right as long as you don't get in your car and endanger others. If you gamble, that is your right as long as you don't starve your children in the process. I may not like the music you listen to, but you have every right to play it as long as you don't keep me awake at three in the morning. If you don't like guns, that is your right but don't try to infringe my right to own one. Again, I could go on and on. Just because you like or dislike something, you have no right to try to impose your feelings and beliefs - your likes and dislikes - on me.
My biggest problem with politicians - yes, mostly Democrats and Republicans - is that they try to change ME and YOU through legislation and taxes. Democrats don't like cigarettes or liquor so they try to tax it out of existence while salivating over the extra money those taxes bring. Republicans try to change moral behavior by imposing their beliefs on others. Most of them - Democrat and Republican alike - ignore the very Constitution that forms the basis for this nation. All of them ignore their oaths to uphold the Constitution. Every last one of them ignores the Golden Rule.
Sometimes it's really hard to label our politicians because they don't even bother to follow the principles of their own respective parties. Hence, we have labels such as 'RINO' (Republican-in-name-only) and 'blue-dog Democrats' who tend to be more conservative in some of their political outlooks. In some respects, it's good that they don't follow the party-line in lockstep but it also tends to blur the differences between them.
In fact, I see very little difference between the Republicans and the Democrats these days. It's tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum when it comes to our choices at the polls. Have you ever noticed how politicians scramble to be the tweedle-dumbest?
Seriously, it really bothers me that our president and legislators have no qualms about sending our young men and women into harm's way. They think nothing of 'spreading democracy' to other less-enlightened countries by spending our national wealth in terms of dollars and lives. We send billions of dollars each year to foreign dictators knowing all the time that none of that money actually goes to the people in need. We blithely send cruise missiles and drones to obliterate houses and towns on the off-chance we might actually kill a terrorist or two. If we kill a few women and children in the process, we ask, 'So what?' We call it 'collateral damage' and go on our way. That latest episode of 'Survivor' beckons! I might fall behind in my Facebook game so let me get to it. Meanwhile, our brave soldiers are on the ground all over the world, sent there basically to serve as targets for those who hate us. And when those brave young men and women come back with missing arms and legs or mental issues, the same politicians who sent them turn their cowardly heads and ignore them.
Libertarians, in general, are not 'isolationists' as some Republicans like to call them. Instead, most of us try to rely on the Constitution which limits the federal government to protecting our borders and our security and very few other things. We tend to be 'non-interventionist' unless our national security is directly threatened. When it is, watch out! The United States is the most powerful nation on earth and can and should use its might to defend our own country and our allies. We should use our military might then, and only then. We should not, and cannot, be the policemen of the world.
Libertarians are also wrong on some issues - like abortion - in my opinion. Democrats, who tend to be more 'liberal', support abortion and by so doing pander to women. Republicans, who are only slightly more 'conservative' than Democrats, generally oppose abortion and by so doing pander to the religious right. Libertarians are all over the board on abortion but tend to believe it is an issue that should be decided by each state. I don't know about your state government, but mine is run by idiots and I have no faith in them to make a sensible decision. Personally, I oppose abortion because it flies in the face of that libertarian principle of 'do no harm'. I personally believe abortion is murder. The same people who pass laws making suicide illegal or who oppose the death penalty, blindly support a woman's 'right to choose'. I have a different take on it. A murderer makes a choice to harm another and, when properly convicted by a jury of his peers, deserves the death penalty. Likewise, suicide is a personal choice. I personally believe it is a sin but only God can judge. Who am I to say that a person suffering intractable pain from cancer is wrong to end his suffering early? In the case of abortion, I say let the baby decide. If the baby says, "It's okay with me", then go ahead and have the abortion. Without that explicit permission, you are doing harm to another where you have no right to do so. This is one area libertarians and I diverge.
So, folks, how about we just try to live our lives and stop worrying about what other people are doing? Your sins are no better or worse than my sins. They are just different sins. And, ultimately, whether you choose to believe it or not, God will have the final say. And that is my take on things - whether you want to label me 'libertarian' or something else.


Posted by David Price at 5:30 AM

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The following is a Facebook post from John-Pierre (J-P) Hannam on his father's 63rd birthday, It meant a lot to him.

Today is my Dad's birthday. Also today one of my buddies made me aware that they've re-released Crystal Pepsi. Remember that stuff? It wasn't around for long. Maybe 1993. It's strange, the associations you make with people, places, and things. To me, Crystal Pepsi will always remind me of the time I went with my Dad to Ft. Meade for one of those "bring your kids to work" day things. I remember he bought me one because I thought it looked cool. It may be the only time I've had one, but I've checked a couple places today looking for it, mostly for the memory. It was a good day. He's probably shaking his head thinking, "how random!" But the random things sometimes are the best...

I went fishing last weekend for the first time in maybe 15 years. Didn't catch a damn thing, which seems familiar too! But I will never in my life be able to go fishing and not think of my Dad, and my brother. Those are some of my best memories. I'll never drink a Slurpee, pass by a Dunkin' Donuts, or watch a baseball game without thinking of him. He and Mom raised us right, raised us well, and gave us the tools to be the men we are today. I hope we've made them proud. I think we have!

My search for Crystal Pepsi will continue so I can bring him one! Even though, another lesson he taught me when I was young is that Coke is far superior. If we are disappointed, at least we can share it together in all of it's transparent glory.

Happy Birthday, Dad! I love you!

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Medical Notes: Mitral valve prolapse, depression, anxiety attacks, prostate cancer, left bundle branch block (LBBB), emphysema

Noted events in his life were:

1. Lived in: Abt Aug 1953-Nov 1953, __Tohickon Avenue, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 3

2. Baptism: 20 Oct 1953, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennyslvania. Baptised by Harold E. Artz, Pastor
Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Kline

3. Lived in: Abt Nov 1953-1956, 101 South Avenue (Over Hannam's Sundry Shop), Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey. 4

4. Lived in: 1956-1968, 95 South Avenue, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey. 4

5. Lived in: Jun 1968-Aug 1973, Springtown (RD1, Riegelsville), Bucks, Pennsylvania. 4

6. Lived in: Aug 1973-18 Nov 1974, 435 Liberty Street, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 4

7. Lived in: 18 Nov 1974-6 Jan 1975, Basic training dormitory, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. 4

8. Lived in: Jan 1975-May 1975, Aurora, , Colorado. 4 Apartment

9. Lived in: Jun 1975-Oct 1975, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. 4 Apartment
Approximate dates

10. Lived in: 1975-1976, Universal City, Bexar, Texas. 4 Apartment
Approximate dates

11. Lived in: 1976-1977, 1026 East Drexel Avenue, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas 78210. 4 Approximate dates

12. Lived in: 1977-1979, 915 Lamanda Blvd, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. 4

13. Lived in: Between Jul 1979 and May 1980, 335 Fielden, Texarkana, , Texas 75501. 4

14. Lived in: 1980-1981, 8805 Hawthorne Lane #203, Laurel, MD 20811. 4

15. Lived in: 1981-1984, 283 Shore Drive/1025 Shoreview Circle, Crownsville, MD 21032. 4

16. Lived in: 1 Feb 1984-22 Jul 1985, 501 Montrose Avenue, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. 4

17. Military: 19 Nov 1974-19 Aug 1977. 4 U.S. Air Force (Still Photographic Specialist)

18. Hobbies: 2008, Laurel, Prince George's, MD. 4 Self-published author (www.lulu.com), of children's story entitled "Uncle Jake's Hat".

19. Author: 2009. Uncle Jake's Hat by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

20. Occupation: After 3 Jan 2009, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. 4 Retired

21. Medical: 1967, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey. 4 Left hip surgery - pin inserted

22. Medical: 17 Oct 1996, Laurel Regional Hospital (GLBH), Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. 4 Gall bladder removed (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy)

23. Medical: 15 Mar 2010, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. Diagnosed with prostate cancer

24. Medical: 13 Jul 2010, Doctor's Hospital, Lanham, Prince George's, Maryland. Prostate cancer treatment: Focal cryoablation (right side only)

25. Medical: 4 Jun 2012, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. Diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer - cancer evident in spine, pelvis, and right femur. Quarterly hormone therapy (androgen reduction) with Lupron started on 8 June 2012. At the same time, started monthly infusions of Zometa to minimize bone loss.

26. Graduated: 6 Jun 1971, Palisades High School, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

27. Graduated: 1974, Northampton County Area Community College (NCACC), Butztown, , Pennsylvaniaa. Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

28. Graduated: 1979, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

29. Religion: Christian - Nondenominational (raised Methodist)


John-Pierre married Cathy Marie Toth,1 daughter of George John Toth 1 and Sophie Melasco, on 8 Jun 1974 in Riegelsville (Outside Of Springtown), Bucks, Pennsylvania.1 The marriage ended in divorce on 1 Aug 1984. Cathy was born on 22 Dec 1954 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. They had no children. 1

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Cohabited: 1973-1974, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Lived together at 435 Liberty Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania, for approximately 10 months before marriage.

2. Marriage Fact: 8 Jun 1974, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 1 Married in an outdoor ceremony at the home of Pierre and Katharyn Hannam

Best Man: Henry F. Hannam
Maid of Honor: Rebecca J. Hannam

3. Officiant: 8 Jun 1974, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Rev. John Kulp, Pastor, Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church (also a substitute teacher at Palisades High School)

4. Fact 1: 16 Apr 1983, Crownsville, Anne Arundel, Maryland. 5 Cathy Hannam left John-Pierre M. Hannam on this date taking her car and several other items. She said at the time that she was going to stay at the home of a friend, Michele Oliver, for one week.

5. Separation: 7 May 1983, Maryland. This is the date given in the separation agreement as the date parties "agreed to separate". However, Cathy walked out on 16 April 1983.

6. Fact 2: 2 Jun 1983, Crownsville, Anne Arundel, Maryland. 5 On the morning of 2 June 1983, while Jake was at work, his neighbor called to report that Cathy M. Hannam and a male, probably her current lover and future husband, Frederick C. Detroia, were in the process of cleaning out furniture, clothes, stereo, television, bedroom furniture, jewelry, and other valuables from his home and loading them in a moving van. The only things they left were two cats, Jake's rifle, and several miscellaneous items they did not want or need. By the time he got home, however, they had already left. John-Pierre filed a written report with the Anne Arundel County Police, naming the two suspects, the same day. Police responded but, apparently, took no further action because Maryland is a community-property state.

7. Separation: 3 Oct 1983, Maryland. Cathy signed separation agreement on 3 October 1983 and Jake signed on 20 October 1983

8. Divorced: 1 Aug 1984. Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Noted events in her life were:

1. Occupation: Bef 1974. Computer operator

2. Occupation: Between 1980 and 1984. Systems Analyst, FNMA, Washington, D.C.

3. Comment 1: 1 Aug 1984, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Received permission in divorce decree to change her name back to Toth.

4. Lived in: After 1990, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina. 1



John-Pierre next married Paula Mary Bacinski,1 daughter of Bernard Gregory Bacinski 7 and Elaine Mary Paska,8 on 28 Jun 1985 in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland.6 Paula was born on 5 Dec 1955 in Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.1 Other names for Paula are Paula Crosby and Paula Hannam.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Comment: Jul or Aug 1983, Fort George G. Meade, Anne Arundel, Maryland. At the suggestion of a workplace friend, Jake attended "Going On', a forum for recently divorced and separated people. He met Paula Crosby (nee Bacinski) there. Over the next few weeks, their relationship slowly developed with telephone calls, seeing each other at Going On, and occasional dinners at Paula's apartment in Glen Burnie.

2. Marriage License: 26 Jun 1985, Maryland. 6

3. Officiant: 28 Jun 1985, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. 6 Rev. Harry F. Biles

4. Residence: Jul 1985-Dec 1993, 7618 South Arbory Court, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland.

5. Residence: December 1993 to present, 7019 Redmiles Road, Laurel, Prince George's, Mayland.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Education: Aug 1973-May 1977, Frostburg State College, Frostburg, Allegany, Maryland. Early Childhood Education

2. Graduated: 5 Jun 1973, Dulaney Senior High School, Timonium, Baltimore, Maryland.

3. Graduated: May 1977, Frostburg State College, Frostburg, Allegany, Maryland. B.A.

4. Occupation: Sep 1977-Jun 1979, Mount Pleasant Elementary School, Easton, Talbot, Maryland. 9 School Teacher

5. Occupation: 1978, High's, Easton, Talbot, Maryland. Part time

6. Occupation: 1979, Easton, Talbot, Maryland. Unemployed

7. Occupation: 1979-1981, Talbot Bank of Easton, Easton, Talbot, Maryland. Estimated dates - 1 October 1979 - 11 September 1981

8. Occupation: 1981-1984, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. Bank Teller, Union Trust Bank, Laurel, Maryland

9. Occupation: 1984-1988. Assistant Manager, Denny's Restaurants, Laurel, Maryland

10. Occupation: After 1988, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. Daycare provider

11. Religion: 2014, Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland. Jehovah's Witness (raised Catholic)

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  John-Pierre Marcel Hannam Jr. 1 was born on 23 Jul 1985 in Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland.1 Another name for John-Pierre is J-P Hannam.1

         ii.  Phillip Matthew Hannam 1 was born on 23 Apr 1987 in Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland.1 Another name for Phillip is Phil Hannam.



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2. Pierre Hannam,1,2 son of Marcel Hannam and Laure Bock, was born on 12 Apr 1919 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France,1 was baptized on 28 Apr 1919 in Sanctum Josephum, Mulhouse, , Alsace, France, died on 22 Sep 1995 in Pfastatt, , Alsace, France10 at age 76, and was buried in Cremated in France (Name listed on gravestone with Katharyn Hannam in Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.1 The cause of his death was lung cancer (died of a heart attack in the home he shared with Denise Grun).

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Pierre Hannam died on 22 September 1995 in Pfastatt, France of lung cancer. He was living with his third wife (religious ceremony), Denise Lechleiter Grun, at the time.

Pierre was born in France, served briefly in the French army during World War II, then spent the remainder of the war in Switzerland after the French were defeated [NOTE: This may be incorrect. See the discussion below. - JPMH]. He came to the United States (Texas) in the early 1950's where he stayed with or worked for a friend. Pierre migrated to Pennsylvania where he met Katharyn Rau Buckley who was working as a waitress in a Quakertown restaurant. Pierre and Katharyn later married and had three children. From 1953 until June 1968, they lived in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Pierre originally owned and operated a store, Hannam's Sundry Shop, where he sold cosmetics and other 'sundry' items and operated a soda fountain. His wife, Katharyn, and adopted son, Henry, also worked in the store. This store was on South Avenue (Pierre and his family lived in an apartment over the store). Later, he moved the store to Southeast Avenue in Bridgeton. Toward the end, Pierre converted the store to a pinball and pool table operation. During the racial unrest of the 1960s, the store on Southeast Avenue was burned. Since his business had been failing for some time, Pierre took a job as a radio host at WSNJ-AM. His evening show, quite popular with the ladies due to his Alsatien accent, was called 'Potluck with Pierre'. Finally, he and Katharyn decided to leave Bridgeton (due to a declining neighborhood and constant racial tensions) and purchased the ancestral home of Katharyn's grandparents, Oliver Hoffman Melchior and Mary Elizabeth Montfort, from Mrs. Elmer Markley (widow). Katharyn's mother, Mary Susannah Melchior Rau (widow), lived across the road.

Pierre worked first at Fretz's (a clothing manufacturer) in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Then he got a job with the Pennsylvania Turnpike where he worked as a tollbooth operator until his medical retirement in the late 1970s or early 1980s. After his wife, Katharyn, died in 1982, Pierre decided to return to France where he eventually married the widow of his nephew, Raymond Grun. He and Denise lived in her home in Pfastatt, France, until his death from lung cancer in September 1995.

In his better years, Pierre was quite athletic. Apparently, he played soccer as a youth in France. While in Bridgeton, he played for several years on a local softball team. Throughout his stay in Bridgeton and for awhile in Pennsylvania, Pierre was an excellent table tennis (ping pong) player and had a large collection of championship trophies to prove it. As a child, I remember him showing off by doing handstands and walking across the living room (or back yard) on his hands. I remember being quite impressed by the fact that he could throw a ball so high that it appeared to disappear before returning to earth where he would (usually) catch it. At some point in the 1950s when I was very young, Pierre was injured in a plane crash. He also hurt his back when he accidentally fell through the ceiling of his store on Southeast Avenue .

His favorite pasttimes included listening to the Philadelphia Phillies on the radio or watching them on television, watching old horror movies (Karloff, Lugosi, etc.), and working in his garden and yard in Pennsylvania.

Social Security records give Pierre's date of birth as 12 April 1918 but we (his children) were always told he was born 12 April 1919. I suspect this may have had something to do with the transfer of Alsace (including his hometown of Mulhouse) from Germany back to France at the Treaty of Versailles (28 June 1919). My father, Pierre, was always fiercely loyal to France and, I suspect, he considered it his misfortune to have been born (whether in 1918 or 1919) in German territory but which the French always considered to be French!.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 2 September 2012

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[Source: Emails from Olivier Golly, based on conversations with his grandmother, Marie-Claire Petit, and his mother, Michele Golly, to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 and 13 Decemer 2016]

Mr. Golly indicates that Pierre Hannam was in the German Wehrmacht before he deserted and fled to Switzerland. This is counter to the information Pierre Hannam provided to his son, John-Pierre. However, Pierre was always hesitant to talk about this period in his life. It is, therefore, very mysterious. Mr. Golly's observations -- based on his conversations with his grandmother, Marie-Claire Petit and his mother, Michele Petit Golly -- certainly would explain the reasons for Pierre's reticence.

"Indeed, my uncle's birth name was indeed "Pierre-Paul" but everyone called him "Paul". He was born during the war but in the same year, in 1941, your father deserted the Wehrmacht and to avoid going to the Military Court, he took refuge in Switzerland. Later, in 1944, my grandmother and Paul as many children of Mulhouse, were evacuated to Switzerland for six months because the city was besieged by the French and the Americans ... "

and

"To reply to your previous mail concerning your father, it should be pointed out that many Alsatians have been forcibly incorporated into the Wehrmacht and even into the SS. This is called "Malgré-Nous". Your father had the "chance" of being able to desert before being sent to the Russian front. He surely had to hide in Switzerland a good time, but I can not tell you more, because this episode did not say anything to my grandmother either, she had to be too young ... sorry."

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Comment from John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 December 2016:

My father must have been very conflicted about this period of his life. He was fiercely loyal to France and his family. If he was forced to serve in the German Army as Mr. Golly indicates, he would have been emotionally torn. Having to serve in a military that had just defeated his countrymen -- and historically laid claim to his hometown region of Alsace-Lorraine, would have been anathema to him. I remember, as a teenager, coming home with my recently purchased 'Surfer's Cross' and proudly showing it to him. He got very angry and refused to talk to me for several days. Later, he explained that my 'Surfer's Cross' looked exactly like the German Iron Cross. With that explanation, I understood. My father hated the Nazis and this, perhaps, explains his refusal to talk about his time in the military.

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[Source: SSDI Search Results

PIERRE HANNAM Request Information (SS-5)
Residence: 912 , U.S. Consulate: France (PARIS)
Born 12 Apr 1918 (this may be incorrect - he was supposedly born 12 April 1919]
Died 22 Sep 1995 Issued: PA (1951)



[Source: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957]

Name: Pierre Hannam
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
Place of Origin: French
Ship Name: Liberte
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 8
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_7937
Page Number: 68

NOTE: According to the Manifest of In-Bound Passengers (from Le Havre, France, 12 January 1951 and arrived New York, New York, 18 January 1951), Pierre Hannam, age 32, arrived WITH his wife, Cecile Hannam, age 30. Pierre gave as his destination "General Delivery, Ardmore, Oklahoma". I was always under the impression that Pierre and Cecile had been divorced before he arrived in the U.S. but this is apparently NOT the case.

Update: I recently came across a letter from my mother, Katharyn Hannam, in which she stated that Pierre and Cecile did not get divorced until November 1952.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 September 2008

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[Source: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957]

Name: Pierre Hannum
Arrival Date: 16 Sep 1956
Port of Departure: Paris Orly
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 27
Microfilm Serial: t715
Microfilm Roll: t715_8780
Page Number: 48

NOTE: This was most likely the record of Pierre's return to the U.S. after attending his mother's funeral.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 December 2006

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[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 6 October 1995]

Pierre Hannam
October 06, 1995|The Morning Call

Pierre Hannam, 76, of 15 Rue Antoine Schoff, Pfastatt, France, formerly of Springfield Township, died Sept. 22 in his home. He was the husband of Denise (Grun) Hannam.

Before moving to France in 1983, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Born in Mulhouse, France, he was a son of the late Marcel and Laure (Bock) Hannam.

Survivors: Wife; sons, Henry of Lynchburg, Va., and John-Pierre of Laurel, Md.; daughters, Christianne L. Wright of Coopersburg and Rebecca Moyer of Charlotte, Va., and nine grandchildren.

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Noted events in his life were:

1. Military: 1939-1940. French Army, World War II (actual dates of service unknown)

2. Emigrated: 18 Jan 1951. France to United States

3. Fact 1: Abt 1953. Adopted Katharyn's son, Henry F. Buckley

4. Fact 2: 6 Aug 1995. Dying of cancer, morphium three times a day

5. Occupation: Between 1953 and 1964. Store owner, Hannam's Sundry Shop

6. Occupation: Between 1964 and 1968. FM radio station (WSNJ) - had an evening show called "Potluck with Pierre" in the mid-1960s

7. Occupation: Between 1969 and 1971. Fretz pants factory, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

8. Occupation: After 1972. Pennsylvania Turnpike, Toll booth operator

Pierre married Cécile Jeanne Dändliker, daughter of \\ Dändliker and Emilié Kaeefholz, on 17 Mar 1939 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France. The marriage ended in divorce. Cécile was born on 30 Mar 1921 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France, died on 1 Apr 2004 in Texas11 at age 83, and was buried after 1 Apr 2004 in Cypress Creek Cemetery, Real, Texas.12 Other names for Cécile were Cecile \\ and Cecile Daendliker.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Divorced: Nov 1952. 13

2. Alt. Marriage: 19 Mar 1939.

[Source: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957]

Pierre and Cecile came to the U.S. together, arriving in New York, New York on 18 January 1951 aboard the ship, Liberte. Their destination was "General Delivery, Ardmore, Oklahoma".

3. Divorced: 12 Nov 1952, Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Plaintiff: Pierre Hannam
Defendant: Cecile Hannam
Cause: Personal indignities

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Pierrette Arlette Maria Hannam was born on 16 Oct 1939 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France and died on 14 May 1940 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France.

Pierre next married Mary Katharyn Rau 1 on 14 Feb 1953 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Marriage status: death of one spouse. Mary was born on 18 Aug 1918 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 20 Oct 1918 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 22 May 1982 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania at age 63, and was buried on 25 May 1982 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.1 The cause of her death was complications from hospital-borne infection (St. Luke's, Bethlehem, PA) while admitted for kidney dialysis. Other names for Mary were Kathryn R. Buckley, Katharyn Rau Hannam,1 Katharyn Rau Buckley Hannam, and14 Mary Kathryn Rau.2

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Typewritten letter from Katharyn Hannam to Cathy and John-Pierre Hannam, undated but probably written shortly before 14 February 1978]

... On Feb 14th we celebrate our 25th anniversary. To us it is great because it is a miracle I am alive... and very healthy right now. I am amazed at how thrilled Dad is. There are to be NO gifts. The girls did want an open house but you know Dad and company! So we will have his favorite quiet dinner at home.

Now that you're a "big boy" I will set the record straight. We were "married" on June 8, 1951; we lived together (with Grandma and Henry) until his divorce was final in Nov. '52. We were told (erroneously) that we had to wait 3 months for remarriage. So we set our religious ceremony for Feb 14th and then conceived you about the second week in Nov. After living together for 1 and 1/2 years I hardly think you were a baby born in anything but love and desire. Also we were in our 30's. We regret only that we couldn't have started out young together; we are both against divorce...

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Fact: 15 Melchior Genealogy (M.S. Rau) - Pierre & Katharyn married 16 Nov 1952

2. Death of One Spouse: 22 May 1982. St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania

3. Officiant: 14 Feb 1953, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Edmund E. Bieber, Minister of the Gospel

Children from this marriage were:

1         i.  John-Pierre Marcel Hannam 1 (born on 6 Aug 1953 in Allentown Osteopathic Hospital, 1746 Hamilton Street, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Christianne Louise Hannam 1 was born on 9 Dec 1954 in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey.1 Other names for Christianne are Christy Hannam and Christy Wright.

        iii.  Rebecca Jane Hannam 1 was born on 29 May 1956 in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey.1 Other names for Rebecca are Rebecca Moyer and Rebecca Thomas.



Pierre next married Denise Marie Monique Lechleiter on 26 Dec 1984 in France. Denise was born on 22 Dec 1933 in Wittenheim, France and died on 13 Dec 2016 in France16 at age 82. The cause of her death was bone cancer.16

General Notes:

According to an email from Olivier Golly to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., Denise has "bone cancer in the last stage and is in an artificial coma". According to him, Denise is not expected to live much longer.

In an email to John-Pierre and Rebecca Hannam, dated 14 December 2016, Olivier Golly announced the death of Denise:

Hi everybody,

This email to inform you that Denise died last night. She did not suffer, she died in her sleep (she had been in an artificial coma for a few days). Her bone cancer was found late and as she was at an advanced stage, and given her age, there was not much left to do. The religious ceremony will take place in the church of Pfastatt Friday at 2.30 pm (French time).

I am sorry to tell you this by email, and are sure we are crying with you.

Very good day despite everything!..

Affectionately,

Olivier

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[Source: http://www.libramemoria.com/avis/l-alsace/haut-rhin/2016/12/15/avis-denise-grun, 15 December 2016]

Avis de décès de Madame Denise GRUN née LECHLEITER
Philippe et Gabrielle GRUN
Caroline GRUN et Jérémy
Matthieu GRUN et Joana
Madame Marie-Claire PETIT-GRUN
Madame Jacqueline BERSAUTER-GRUN
ainsi que les familles parentes, alliées et amies
ont la profonde douleur de faire part du décès de
Madame Denise GRUN
née LECHLEITER
sa très chère maman et belle-maman, leur regrettée mamie, belle-sœur, marraine, tante, cousine, grand-tante, parente et amie, enlevée à leur tendre affection le 13 décembre 2016, à l'aube de ses 83 ans, réconfortée
par les saints sacrements de l'Église.
Pfastatt
La cérémonie relilgieuse sera célébrée le vendredi 16 décembre 2016, à 14 h 30, en l'église Saint-Maurice
de Pfastatt, où l'on se réunira. Ni fleurs, ni plaques.
La famille remercie, particulièrement, Patricia et Jacqueline qui lui ont rendu la tâche moins pénible en partageant
ce moment de douleur avec elle, ainsi que toutes les personnes qui s'associeront à sa grande peine.

Google translation:
Obituaries of Madame Denise GRUN born LECHLEITER
Philippe and Gabrielle GRUN
Caroline GRUN and Jérémy
Matthieu GRUN and Joana
Mrs Marie-Claire PETIT-GRUN
Mrs Jacqueline BERSAUTER-GRUN
As well as relatives, allies and friends
Have the deep sorrow to report the death of
Mrs. Denise GRUN
born LECHLEITER
Her dear mother and mother-in-law, their dearest grandmother, sister-in-law, godmother, aunt, cousin, great-aunt, relative and friend, removed from their tender affection on December 13, 2016, reassured by the holy sacraments of the Church.
Pfastatt
The celebratory ceremony will be celebrated on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm in Saint-Maurice Church of Pfastatt, where we shall meet. No flowers, no plates.
The family thanks particularly, Patricia and Jacqueline who made the task less painful by sharing
This moment of pain with her, as well as all those who will associate with her great sorrow.




3. Mary Katharyn Rau,1 daughter of Floyd William Rau 2,17,18 and Mary Susanna Melchior,2 was born on 18 Aug 1918 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 20 Oct 1918 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 22 May 1982 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania at age 63, and was buried on 25 May 1982 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.1 The cause of her death was complications from hospital-borne infection (St. Luke's, Bethlehem, PA) while admitted for kidney dialysis. Other names for Mary were Kathryn R. Buckley, Katharyn Rau Hannam,1 Katharyn Rau Buckley Hannam, and14 Mary Kathryn Rau.2

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., updated 11 March 2009]

Born a little more than a month after the Bolshevik execution of Tsar Nicholas and his family and shortly before the end of World War I, Mary Katharyn Rau (Buckley) (Hannam) lived her entire life in a world threatened by Communism As a young child, she lived through the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition and the Great Depression. However, living in a rural Pennsylvania setting, she was probably little affected by either. As a young adult, she witnessed Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and as a young mother, the horrors of World War II. She also saw the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the moon landing, the resignation of Richard M. Nixon and the Falklands War. Through it all, she remained a devout Christian wife and mother. She raised her family as members of the Methodist Church even though she herself had been raised a Lutheran. Her grandfather, Oliver H. Melchior, was a beloved Lutheran pastor in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She lived long enough to see several of her grandchildren (Henry's three children, Benjamin, Matthew and Sarah Hannam; Becky's son, Justin Thomas; and Christy's first child, Sarah Wright) but not long enough to see the collapse of the Soviet Union or the Gulf War. Nor, thankfully, did she live long enough to witness the shenanigans of Bill Clinton and his lovely wife! Sadly for my own children, she had already been dead over three years before the birth of my first son, John-Pierre Hannam, Jr.

First married to Henry Albin Buckley--father of her first son, Henry (born 23 December 1941). According to Mary Susanna Melchior Rau, Katharyn and Henry divorced, remarried, and then divorced again. Anecdotes and periodic family conversations indicate that her first husband was abusive to her and Henry and was probably an alcoholic.

Katharyn married Pierre Hannam on 14 February 1953 but they also claimed to have been married in October 1952 in Maryland. This fluidity of their marriage date probably had something to do with my birth on 6 August 1953 (you do the math)! In a letter to me dated sometime before 14 February 1978, Katharyn "fessed up" and told me the true story (see the excerpt from this letter under Marriage Notes for Pierre and Katharyn).

Katharyn (called by some people Kitty) died on 22 May 1982 due to complications of her hospitalization at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem. She had been in an accident in May 1972 in which she lost one kidney and was paralyzed for life. She almost died but was "brought back" in the emergency room at Doylestown hospital. For the rest of her life, she was a quadriplegic with total loss of her legs and almost total loss of her arms (she could type with one finger, move her arms, talk, etc.) but she was essentially confined to her home -- with occasional outings -- in the last years of her life. She was hospitalized at St. Luke's in 1982 for (initially) kidney dialysis. However, as her stay progressed, things got worse (due to lousy care and medical incompetence?). She got an infection, had to be placed on a respirator and other life support equipment, had her pericardium removed due to the infection (for a while she was in isolation) and finally died of cardiac arrest. My father, Pierre, and my sister (Christianne) informed her doctors that she had made a living will instructing that no "heroic" measures be taken to save her. Consequently, she was allowed to slip away.

According to an entry in Floyd Rau's New Indexed Bible (Revised Edition), Mary Katharyn Rau was educated at Springfield High School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. While a junior high school teacher at Bridgeton Junior High School in Bridgeton, New Jersey, she studied at Glassboro State College (presumably to receive her Master's Degree). In the mid-1960s, she had breast cancer but survived it. She was a well-loved schoolteacher in Pennsylvania from 1968 until her accident in May of 1972.


A number of her devoted friends and neighbors (Leah Kneebone, Laura Momich, Patty Murphy and many others) spent countless hours helping out at our home (bathing her, cleaning, cooking, visiting, etc.) for a number of years until her death. God bless them all for their tireless efforts to make her life more comfortable. Through it all, she was stoic and heroic, or pretended to be, and seldom shed a tear for her own plight. I still miss her after more than twenty-five years.

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[Source: The Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 19 August 1971, summarized by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 May 2006]

The Palisades school district board "approved the reassignment of Mrs. Kathryn R. Hannam (Springfield, language arts) to the position of reading specialist with no salary change ..."

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Wednesday, November 10, 1971, page 17 (Palisades Tutors Visit Reading Clinic)]

Twenty-one Palisades reading tutors and aides, accompanied by Philip Swayne and Katharyn Hannam, administrative members, visited the Beaver College Reading Clinic.
The clinic is operated by Dr. Adeline Gomberg, professor of education and director of the reading clinic and serves as a training school for her senior education students.
The tutors observed Dr. Gomberg as she conducted her clinic, using specially selected students from the Philadelphia public schools.
Since Palisades is deeply involved in an individualized reading tutor program, the methods and media used by Dr. Gomberg were studied and evaluated with interest.
At present, reading aides and tutors are working individually with 124 students meeting them from two to five times weekly.

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Source: The Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 6 August 1973]

WHAT'S INSIDE TODAY

ADJUSTMENT -- Katharyn Hannam has made the psychological adjustments necessary after a Ferndale accident left her paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Her story is on page 6 (unavailable).

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The following is a transcription of a Doylestown Intelligencer article, date unknown but approximately 1979, about my mother and the incredibly wonderful women who helped care for her. God bless each one of them!

Helping the survivor
'Write about these wonderful women who care for me'

By KATHY CLARK
Intelligencer Writer

Tragedy strikes unexpectedly and without reason, either ending a life or shattering it beyond repair. We read now and then of the accident victim who survives, what has happened to his life, the courage he has shown, the spirit.
But what of the other lives that have touched, are touching or will touch the victim of a tragic accident? How does it affect them?
In the case of Katharyn Hannam, an Upper Bucks woman who was almost a statistic, a holiday fatality, tragedy has brought great pain and sadness to those who love the bright and spirited woman, but it has brought also a richness of feeling, a tenderness and a deeper appreciation for almost everything.
More than seven years ago Katharyn Hannam left her home in rural Springtown to attend a Memorial Day parade in Ferndale. It was the last time she was to walk out of that house or any other. When the returned to it months later it was as a paralytic, the victim of a devastating accident.
The mother of four who also taught fifth and sixth grade language arts at Springfield Elementary School had been busy preparing a picnic luncheon for her daughter Becky's 16th birthday party to go to see the Palisades High School Band perform in the holiday parade.
She called goodby to her husband Pierre who was bent over the green shoots in the garden outside the old farmhouse that snuggles against Route 212. In a very short time she lay trapped under the tire of a car, her spine crushed, never to walk again - indeed, perhaps not to live.
The doctors at Doylestown Hospital revived her twice when her heart stopped beating. When Pierre arrived at the hospital they would not even let him see her and they gave him no hope for her survival.
Survive she has, though, and if her body is imprisoned, it is obvious that per mind and spirit are not. There is a very special quality about the woman who welcomes so many visitors to the bed-sitting room on the first floor of her 150-year-old farmhouse, once her grandfather's home.
Gray bangs fringe her round face and dance above her fiery brown eyes as she pronounces most emphatically, "I am not an invalid. That's one thing you've got to get straight. I can't walk, I can't use my fingers. I've got a urinary diversion. I'm a paralytic, but I'm NOT sick."
There is something of the general in her tone. What could have been a sickbed has become a command post.
"There are two things that helped me adjust to this life - sublimation and compensation" she says. "You must remember every single thing I loved and wanted to do, I can't do anymore - oh, I can read, but that's the only thing.
"I've learned to channel my energies into different directions. My life was so full of activity. I was so busy I didn't really spend too much time with people, but now people have taken the place of my gardening."
"Don't write about me," she says. "Write about these wonderful women who care for me. Two of them, Louisa Gerenser and Marjorie Werkheiser are here now.
"Marjorie," says Katharyn, " was one of my first pupils. She also is my shopper, my alter ego.
"Louisa has never worked for money in her life before this. She is a woman of the earth - as I am - she delights in growing things.
"And Patty Murphy, Louisa's niece, isn't yet 20. She started as a little girl, giving me showers, doing all the intimate things. She still comes in on weekends. And Patty's mother, Ann helps, too.
"Laura Momich was with me when the accident happened. She believes it was meant to be. She feels she was spared in order to help take care of me."
There are other women who help and most of them live within a few miles of the Hannam house. The Hannams pay them all to come in a few hours a day to care for Katharyn. Her physical needs are many since she is paralyzed to just under the arms. Her bathroom is specially equipped and a lift is used to move her from her bed.
Marjorie and Louisa sit companionably in Katharyn's dining room. They talk softly, Marjorie somewhat reticently, and Louisa, eagerly, about Katharyn, Tears spill often from their eyes, but they are as often tears of admiration and tenderness as they are of sadness.
What do they do for Katharyn? Whatever they have to do - they bathe her in her special shower, they do range-of-motion exercises, they dress her.
"She's not in bed because she's sick," explains Marjorie. "She's in bed because it's more convenient for her to be in bed.
"She gets out of bed and into her wheelchair for the afternoon and evening when the evening lady comes." The evening lady, Iona Unangst, drives over from New Jersey every day. She also cooks dinner for Katharyn and Pierre.
"Katharyn taught me in the first and second grade at the old West Springfield School," adds Marjorie. "She was always as spirited as she is now. She listens to our problems, but she doesn't tell her own - ever.
"What a horrible adjustment it was for her - but she's a very religious woman. I think she figures God gave her a life and evidently He isn't finished with her. I think she wonders what He wants of her.
"All of her children were here then. I shouldn't say this, I guess, but maybe the kids would still be here if she hadn't sent them off to live their own lives. She definitely is an inspiration - I don't think you could feel any other way."
"Katharyn," says Louisa, "has worked out a system. She conducts everything from her bed and everything moves along smoothly. Last year, on her 60th birthday, instead of having a party for herself, she gave the ladies a party. There were, I think 17 of us, all of whom have worked here at some time or other since the accident. She organized everything from her bed. It was fantastic."
"I'm glad she was here at home when it happened. At least here she can be with her friends. She and Pierre lived in New Jersey for years. They had a store there and it was burned down twice, I think, during some racial strife. Here, though, she says she can look out the window and look across the same fields she knew as a child. I think that gives her strength.
"But all of us, we come here and work and we get to talking about our problems and we tell her. She never complains. She's always cheerful. We get so much more here than we can give."
And Patty Murphy. Why does she, at 19, high school graduate who works in a jewelry store, spend part of her weekends with her former teacher?
"I just like to," says Patty, who has helped out at the Hannam house since Katharyn first came home from the hospital.
"It sounds strange to say, I know, but now it's fun. She's such a fantastic person. She has changed very much since the beginning. During the past three years she's been excellent, I would say - always cheerful."
Patty's mother, Ann Murphy, too, has worked at Hannam's for four years. That time has been inspiring for her. She says, "I went from seeing the woman she was before, a teacher and real active."
"Seeing how she coped with her problems has made me think she is a great woman. She won't allow anyone to volunteer to help. She insists on paying. That gives her a certain sense of independence," she believes.
Laura Momich of Springtown is another of Katharyn Hannam's ladies. She worked at the Hannam home every day for five years. Now she has an ailing father to care for and only fills in when Katharyn needs her.
She was with Katharyn the day of the accident. Katharyn's daughters and Laura's older daughter were marching with the Palisades band and the women had driven down in separate cars to attend the memorial ceremony and see the band perform.
Laura says, "I've re-lived it again and again and again - and it's always the same." Although it has been seven years, she buries her curly dark head in her hands and her shoulders shake with sobs. She regains her composure, apologizes, "It's almost as though it were meant to be. 'Why was I spared?' I always ask myself.
"Katharyn was going home to bake Becky's birthday cake. She walked one way around the band and my daughter and I went on the other side of the band.
"We had to walk in the ditch and there was poison ivy and I thought maybe we should have gone the other way.
"The accident happened then and I saw this ball of blue lying there. It' was Katharyn and I didn't know it. I decided to move away from there because the ambulance would be coming and we walked further down the road and I saw Katharyn's car and I looked for her and I started to get uncomfortable. I hadn't noticed what she'd been wearing. Then I got really worried and a neighbor man was there and he asked if I wanted him to go see if it was her.
"Then I didn't know what to about the girls. The band was getting ready to go down to Ottsville so I got the girls and I drove to Doylestown Hospital. I drove real slow because I didn't want to get there. I was sure she was dead.
"We waited and waited and waited and the doctors wouldn't say anything. Finally, they sent us home. Pierre stayed.
"I didn't see her again until she was out of intensive care. She was in the hospital for weeks and weeks. She still has the marks of the wheels on her body.
"Then when she came home I'd go there every day to help. At first her younger daughter did everything here but Katharyn and Pierre didn't like that. They said she had her own life to lead and they worked out this thing of paying the ladies to come in to help.
"When I first started to work there, I'd go in one morning and we'd both cry the whole time I was there. The next day things would be more cheerful and the next day we'd cry again.
"I don't know how she's managed. She must have worked it out in her own mind in the darkness of night.
"The school had a country fair to raise money for her - they raised thousands. They went back to her the next year and wanted to it again and she said no, there were others who needed help. The Springtown Volunteer Fire Co. then took over the fair and they've held it every year since, but it all started with Katharyn. She's even brought the community together.
"She is so organized, she can tell you exactly what's in her freezer at any given moment. Me? I do my own shopping and I don't know what's in mine.
"Pierre is an exceptional man. He loves her so much and he's stuck right with her through everything. I know I couldn't have learned to cope the way Katharyn has and I doubt my husband would have been as strong, as faithful as Pierre."
"What can I say?" questions Pierre as he raises his hands in a typical Gallic gesture. He has the hearty complexion and pleasant accent of his native Alsace-Lorraine.
"I came to this country in 1951 … speak about that. Katharyn was married before, too. She had a son. We came together. We married. We had a son and two daughters.
"That day," he shakes his head, "she went out to the parade. Later my brother-in-law came for me. He said, 'Come, Pierre, we go to the hospital.' 'What for?' I asked him. I did not know anything." The pain, the horror, still show in his eyes.
He closes them and says, "She is wonderful woman. She's unbelievable. She never complains and it has been so difficult. "How do I have the strength? I don't know. I just have it. Some men would bolt, would run. I stay."
Katharyn is as proud of Pierre as he is of her. "He was deeply hurt by all this and he carries his hurt with him, but we have both come to a stage of acceptance." she says.
Katharyn makes tapes for shut-ins and they are distributed through several churches. With the tapes, she says, "I try to make people realize how many great things they've got going for them. It's my philosophy that you may be shut in but you're not shut out."
She enjoys visits with her children. Henry is married and living in Virginia. Jean-Pierre lives in Texas and is a student at the University of San Antonio. Christianne is a nurse at the University of Penn. Becky, who also is married, lives in Easton.
Katharyn's greatest personal joy, though, comes from her grandsons. There are three of them and she can hold them in her arms, hug them and caress them.
"They've really made everything worthwhile," she says with tears in her eyes. "We're a very close-knit family - there's so much love.
"There is a lot of beauty in tragedy," she says thoughtfully and softly. "Beauty and strength."

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The following is a transcription (by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.) of a "Family Diary" written by his mother, Mary Katharyn Hannam, in 1981.

FAMILY DIARY

My name is Mary Katharyn Rau Buckley Hannam. I was born in 1918 to Floyd William Rau and Mary Susannah Melchior and the home was on North Street in Bethlehem, Penna.
Floyd Rau was a widower with two children, Agnes Isabelle and David Meffan. Their mother was Charlotte (Lottie) Meffan and she died in childbirth. Agnes and David were 7 and 8 when Floyd and Mary married.
Floyd Rau was born in Salisbury Township, Northampton Co., Pa. to Antilla Scholl and William Rau. He had brothers Edward and Frank. Sisters were Catherine, Lottie and Marian. Only Frank left no descendants.
Mary Susannah was the youngest child and only daughter of Mary Elizabeth Montfort and (Rev.) Oliver Hoffman Melchior. He was a Lutheran pastor for 49 years. Mary had 3 brothers, Montfort, William and Charles. Each had many descendants.
Mary and Floyd had only one other child, Marian Marguerite, who died at birth.
When Katharyn was 9 months old, the Rau family moved to the Albright home in rural Springtown, 50 yards across the road from the Melchior homestead.
Agnes married Hollis Kline, a fruit farmer, and had one child, Joanne. She married Herbert Ross and had Kevin, Shawn and Holly.
David married Miriam Hindenach, a teacher, and they had Susan Martha and David Meffan, Jr. David (Skip) married Malvina (Molly) Thomas and they had Kirsten and Gretchen. Susan married David Jamieson and they were the parents of Andrew, Edward and Nicholas.
Katharyn married Henry Albany Buckley, son of Mary Ahern and Harry Buckley. Henry and Katharyn had one son, Henry Floyd and were later divorced.
She later married Pierre Hannam, of Mulhous, France, son of Marcel and Laura Bock Hannam. Pierre adopted Henry and they had three other children - John-Pierre, married to Cathy Marie Toth; Christianne, married to Lynn Wright; Rebecca, married to Stephen Thomas. Henry married Cheryl Lynn Waltman and they had Benjamin, Matthew and Sarah Elizabeth. In this year of 1981 Rebecca had the only other child, Justin.

NOTE: This is a transcription of a letter written by Katharyn Rau Buckley Hannam in 1981. The original was typed in red ink and had faded noticeably. John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., son of Katharyn, scanned the page and then made manual corrections to text that had been lost in the scanning and OCR process. Spelling errors (if any) of names were retained in the transcript.

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[Source: Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: Aug 4, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.96874.67]

Individual: Hannam, Katharyn
Birth date: Aug 18, 1918
Death date: May 1982
Last residence: PA 18077
State of issue: PA

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 3 December 2011]

A collection of Katharyn Hannam's musings, letters to the editor, and personal reminiscences was published posthumously in November 2011 under the title, Look Not Down. (ISBN: 978-1-105-29304-7) by her son, John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

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The following is a touching tribute to Katharyn Hannam by her niece, Susan Rau Stocker.

[Source: Susan Rau Stocker, The Many Faces of PTSD (blog), 24 May 2014, http://manyfacesofptsd.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/memorial-day-tribute-to-kathryn-hamman/#comments]

Memorial Day Tribute to [Katharyn Hannam]

May 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM 2 comments

When we think about Memorial Day we picture fighting men and women in uniform courageously doing what it takes to protect their countries, their families, their comrades. We think about war and the people who have fought in wars and the people who have died in wars. But, as each of you know personally, there are many different kinds of soldiers engaged in many different kinds of wars. You each, every one of you dear souls reading this, has suffered your own traumas, fought your own battles, endured your own losses and emerged scarred, wounded, battle-weary and resolute '97 victorious would be greatly over-stating it. No one wins in a war. Every one looses something. On the other hand, each of you joining me here has also gained many things from what you have endured. (STOP IT RIGHT NOW: I CAN HEAR SOME OF YOU DISQUALIFYING YOURSELVES, SAYING YOU DIDN'T SUFFER ENOUGH TO BE INCLUDED. ONCE AGAIN, I HAVE TO ASK YOU TO RE-READ THE INTRODUCTION OF THE MANY FACES OF PTSD. Do you remember? Do not compare your trauma to that of anyone else. It doesn't matter if the elephant is standing on your little toe or your whole foot. For those of you who are very literal, let me explain that the elephant represents the trauma. PLEASE. I BEG YOU. STOP COMPARING.)

So, in honor of those who have fought more personal wars, I dedicate this blog to Aunt Kitty. Let me tell you a small part of her story:

Forty-two years ago this weekend Kathryn Hannam, my beloved Aunt Kitty, was hurrying home from having watched her sixteen year old daughter, Becky, the youngest of her four children, march in a Memorial Day Parade. Extended family and friends were celebrating Becky's birthday that afternoon with a great, happy picnic. As Aunt Kitty sprinted up a hill in her hurry to get home for the party, an elderly woman lost control of her car, running Kathryn over and dragging her. It was a horrific accident. Aunt Kitty died three times on the way to the hospital. For weeks it was touch and go. Family, friends, her husband, Pierre, and her four children, as well as the entire eastern Pennsylvania community and Aunt Kitty's church family were traumatized right along with her, stopped breathing every time she stopped, and rejoiced with each positive step toward life. I can tell you without a doubt in my mind, that only Aunt Kitty could have fought back from this massive trauma. To say she was a tough cookie would be so mild. She was a woman of incredible strength and resolve and determination. I vividly remember my dad, her older brother, calling me to tell me of this tragedy and my simply crumbling down along the nearest wall in horror and disbelief.

When, after six months or so, she had progressed as far as possible, Aunt Kitty found herself a quadriplegic. She had no use of either of her legs or either of her arms. That did not stop her indomitable spirit, nor did it stop her family and community from stepping in and doing everything possible for her. A downstairs room was made into a bedroom and a handicapped-accessible bathroom was added, and home she came to the house that that always comforted her. The house had belonged to her maternal grandparents and after years living elsewhere, she had brought her family back to Bucks County and been fortunate enough to purchase the very home that had meant everything to her when she was a child.

I have a million Aunt Kitty stories to tell you about the ten years in which she lay in that hospital bed looking out over the countryside she so loved and guiding and prodding and encouraging and cherishing those around her. Her church family found a routine in which every night of the week someone from this tiny, country church would come to start supper and clean a bit and talk to her. Her husband and children were ORDERED by her to go on with their lives, and they did, all the while comforting her with their presence and enlarging her world with their outside lives.

My mom told me about a blizzard one winter. My dad was at a meeting and my mom was home alone and apparently Aunt Kitty was home alone, too, in her hospital bed in that downstairs room. The wind was howling and the snow was white needles slicing the air sidewise when the front door blew open. After enduring it for as long as she could, Aunt Kitty called my mom and asked her to drive the mile or so to close the door. My mom said it was the only time, in those ten soul-testing years, that she had ever seen Aunt Kitty cry.

I remember a day when I was visiting with my three little boys. Aunt Kitty's older sister was there also. We were all out in front of the house and the dog house was there, too. My kids had never seen a doghouse and were fascinatedly crawling in and out, pretending to be dogs. Aunt Agnes told them to stop, that it was dirty and germy. Aunt Kitty said, "Oh, Agnes, let them play. They're children."

Aunt Kitty told me that for the first two years after the accident, she prayed for the use of her arms and hands. She didn't so much mind the wheelchair. That she could tolerate. After two years of seemingly unanswered prayer, she decided God must have another plan, and she started praying to accept her life the way it was. Everything changed for her then, I believe. The last eight years of her life were, as far as I know, truly satisfying and fulfilling for her. This formerly vibrant and active fifth grade teacher metamorphosed into the village counselor. You simply did not go past that house without seeing that someone had stopped to talk to Kathryn. She was always in. And she had always been a wise woman, but she became a wiser, more spiritual, more patient, more engaged woman. Perhaps because she, too, needed the interaction, people stopping to talk to her became not an interruption, as they might have been in her former, busy life, but a delight.

Aunt Kitty could easily be a book and is impossible to reduce to a blog. BUT, you get the idea. She is my personal inspiration when I think about a soldier, someone who has fought an impossible battle. I know each of you has inspirations, too. What I think you may not realize, is that each of you is an inspiration to me.

Blessings, susan

Don't forget '97 next week something exciting is going to be added here.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Mary Kathryn Rau Hannam

Birth: Aug. 18, 1918
Death: May 22, 1982

Family links:
Parents:
Floyd William Rau (1887 - 1946)
Mary Susanna Melchor Rau (1890 - 1975)

Spouse:
Pierre Hannam (1919 - 1995)*

Siblings:
Agnes Rau Kline (1909 - 1994)**
Mary Kathryn Rau Hannam (1918 - 1982)
Marian M. Rau (1921 - 1921)*

*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Burial:
Durham Cemetery
Durham
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 10-G

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91483160

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 19-20 Apr 1940, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 19 She was listed as 'Catharine Ran' or Rau and living with her parents.

2. Occupation: 1 School Teacher

3. Occupation: Between 1951 and 1952. 1 Waitress, Quakertown, Pennsylvania (where she met Pierre)

4. Occupation: Between 1953 and 1964, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey. 1 Co-owner with Pierre Hannam, Hannam's Sundry Shop

5. Education: Between 1964 and 1967. 1 Unknown (teacher certification?), Glassboro State College, New Jersey

6. Graduated: 1940, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 14 Bachelor of Arts

7. Graduated: 1951, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 14 Master of Arts

Mary married Henry Albin Buckley,20 son of Harry A. Buckley 21 and Mary Ahern,22 on 12 May 1941.20 The marriage ended in divorce. Henry was born about Jul 1916 in Pennsylvania.23 Other names for Henry were Henry Buckley,2 Henry A. Buckley, and Henry Albany Buckley.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Henry F. Hannam, 26 December 1999]

According to Henry Hannam, 26 December 1999, Henry Buckley and Katharyn divorced and then remarried before divorcing again. Dates unknown.

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[Source: Grace M. Sassaman, Descendants of Tobias Melchior and Susanna Hoffman, 1989]

Henry and Katharyn were divorced sometime before 1949. They remarried on 22 March 1949 and divorced for the second time in 1951.

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 19 June 1951]

"Six Couples Granted Divorces Here: Judge Edward G. Biester Handed Down Decrees"

Katharyn R. Buckley, Riegelsville, R.D., from Henry A. Buckley, present address unknown. They were married March 22, 1949, in Springtown.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Fact: 24 Melchior Genealogy (M.S. Rau) - Katharyn divorced, remarried 22 March 1949, divorced a second time 18 June 1951

2. Marriage: 22 Mar 1949, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 25 This was a remarriage for them

3. Divorced: 18 Jun 1951, Pennsylvania. 25 This was their second divorce

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Henry Floyd Hannam 1 (Relationship to Father: Adopted,26 Relationship to Mother: Adopted ) was born on 23 Dec 1941 in Jenkintown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania,20 died on 31 Jul 2015 in Forest, Bedford, Virginia at age 73, and was buried on 3 Aug 2015 in Cremated - Family held a private ceremony (with military honors) at his home in Forest, Bedford, Virginia. The cause of his death was pancreatic cancer with liver metastases. Other names for Henry were Henry Floyd Buckley and Hank Hannam.1

Mary next married Pierre Hannam 1,2 on 14 Feb 1953 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Marriage status: death of one spouse. Pierre was born on 12 Apr 1919 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France,1 was baptized on 28 Apr 1919 in Sanctum Josephum, Mulhouse, , Alsace, France, died on 22 Sep 1995 in Pfastatt, , Alsace, France10 at age 76, and was buried in Cremated in France (Name listed on gravestone with Katharyn Hannam in Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.1 The cause of his death was lung cancer (died of a heart attack in the home he shared with Denise Grun).

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4. Marcel Hannam, son of Georges Hannam and Louise Ross, was born on 11 Nov 1879 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France and died in 1954 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France at age 75.

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 December 2016]

Marcel Hannam was Pierre Hannam's father and my paternal grandfather. It seems very likely that he was of English heritage and may have been born in England. The name Hannam is not exactly French! His mother's maiden name, Ross, is not French either. This, plus the fact that my parents seemed to think he had relatives in England indicate very strongly that he was, indeed, of English descent. However, on 18 August 1990, Pierre Hannam (his son, my father) told me he thought his father, Marcel, and his grandfather, Georges, were born in Mulhouse. He said he knew nothing about them but thought it possible that Marcel and/or Georges were adopted (this could explain the lack of any records). We may never know for sure.

If Marcel actually was born in Mulhouse, he would have been a citizen of the German Empire. Alsace-Lorraine, the region in which Mulhouse (German: Mülhausen) was situated, was part of the German Empire from 1871 - 1918 as a result of the French loss in the Franco-Prussian War.

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 3 September 2012]

Based on a family photo which I estimate to have been taken about 1915 and in which Marcel Hannam appears to be wearing some type of uniform with shoulder insignia with the number 72 on it, I am speculating that Marcel Hannam may have been in the 72nd Infantry Division, a reserve unit, around this time. His hat was not the typical French kipi (it was similar to the dress uniform service cap worn by American military) and his 'uniform' had no indication of rank. He had a belt buckle that could be of military origin and, as stated, he wore shoulder straps that had what appear to be the number 72 embroidered on them. Interestingly, he also sported a moustache of the type most people associate with Adolph Hitler during the 1930s and 1940s.

Update, 12 December 2016:
In an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., Olivier Golly pointed out the error of my speculations above with the following statement:

"Besides that, I could read on your site that you have a picture of our grandfather Marcel Hannam in military uniform. But this can not be a French uniform, for Alsace was German from 1871 to 1918. Like many Alsatians [he] was enrolled by the Reichsmacht as "Uhlan", the German melee cavalry, and sent on The Russian front. He suffered from frost and many dietary problems, which is why you have on your site a picture of him without hair or eyebrows!

After seeing the family photograph of Marcel in uniform, Mr. Golly elaborated further in an email dated 13 December 2016:

"As for your picture, I estimate it more probably and more precisely in 1916 (it can not be sooner because the war in the East was not very advanced, not later because in 1917 Lenin signs peace with the " Germany, so [no] more war in the East!). "72" is the number of the regiment : 72th regiment of Uhlans."

Mr. Golly explained even more in his email of 14 December 2016:

"As regards the two wars, I believe that Marcel and Pierre did not really have a choice. In any case, whether by the Kaiser in 1914 or by the Führer in 1939, Alsatians were always regarded as second-class citizens, of whom it was necessary to be wary. That is why, in 1940, after the invasion of France, most of the French soldiers were transferred to the Reichsarbeitsdienst (Mandatory Labor Service), sometimes in concentration camps.

For the Alsatians, it's different. The Germans integrated the young men into the army without leaving them the choice. This was the case for Pierre, also for many other men of my family (like Armand I believe!). They could not choose their camp.

It's true that Grandmother Laure looks sad and tired in the photo, surely for the reasons you're talking about ... and then it was war, her husband was going to go to Russia, so she [was also] very tired and worried. Logical deductions, of course.

On the other hand, no one knows more than you about the "stay" of your father in Switzerland. Even my grandmother [Marie-Claire Petit], who at that moment must have been too young to be told about her (she was then 12 or 13 years old). "

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 December 2016]

Once again, I am speculating here. I have a photo, probably from 1940-1954, of Marcel Hannam standing by a gate. He is wearing some type of uniform and a cap with the intials 'DMC'. A Google search revealed that a company named Dollfus-Mieg et Compagnie (DMC) operated an embroidery thread manufacturing factory in Marcel's hometown of Mulhouse. So, I am speculating that he may have been an employee of DMC in his later years.

Marcel married Laure Bock. Laure was born on 27 Apr 1881 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France and died on 25 Aug 1956 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France at age 75. The cause of her death was probably from complications of goiter.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Edouard Hannam (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Biological ) was born in 1902 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France and died in 1977 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France at age 75.

         ii.  Marie-Louise Hannam 27 (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Biological ) was born in 1904 and died in 1974 at age 70. Another name for Marie-Louise was Maria Hannam.

        iii.  Armand Hannam (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Biological ) was born in 1905 and died in 1982 in France at age 77.

         iv.  Louise Hannam (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Biological ) was born in 1907 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France, died on 27 Jun 1953 in Wittelsheim, France? at age 46, and was buried on 29 Jun 1953 in l'église st joseph, Mulhouse, , France.

          v.  Jeanne Hannam 27 was born between 1908 and 191127 and died in Died Young.27

         vi.  Marthe Hannam 27 was born between 1908 and 191127 and died in Died Young.27

        vii.  Paul Hannam (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Biological ) was born in 1912 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France and died on 17 Aug 1932 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France at age 20. The cause of his death was Possibilities: Shot (murdered), suicide, or died accidentally.28

2      viii.  Pierre Hannam 1,2 (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Biological ) (born on 12 Apr 1919 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France - died on 22 Sep 1995 in Pfastatt, , Alsace, France)




5. Laure Bock, daughter of \\ Bock (Or Bach) and \\ Gensbittel, was born on 27 Apr 1881 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France and died on 25 Aug 1956 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France at age 75. The cause of her death was probably from complications of goiter.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Comment 1: Last name may have been BOCH or BACH

Laure married Marcel Hannam. Marcel was born on 11 Nov 1879 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France and died in 1954 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France at age 75.


6. Floyd William Rau,2,17,18 son of William Adam Rau 17,18,29 and Antilla M. Scholl,30 was born on 20 Jul 1887 in Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,17,18 was baptized on 11 Sep 1887 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Bethlehem, PA, died on 15 Nov 1946 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 59, and was buried after 15 Nov 1946 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. The cause of his death was heart attack or similar cardiovascular event.

General Notes:

[Source: Unknown]

The sponsors at Floyd's baptism were his parents.

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[Source: 1910 U.S. Census]

Floyd Rau, Charles Melchior, and Orrin Hoof were listed as neighbors living in Fountain Hill Borough, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Orrin Hoof married Floyd's sister, Katherine, and Charles Melchior was the brother of Floyd's future wife, Mary Susannah Melchior.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 May 2006

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[Source: 1910 Census Miracode Index, www.ancestry.com]

County: Lehigh Enumeration District: 0171 Visit: 0070
Name: Floyd Rau
Relation: Husband
Color: W
Age: 22
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Other Residents: Wife Lottie 25, Scotland
Daughter Agnes I NR, Pennsylvania
HLWI Charles Melchior -, NR
Wife Mary 23, Pennsylvania
Daughter Margaret NR, Pennsylvania
1 non-relative

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[Source: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]

Floyd William Rau registered for military service on 5 June 1917. Said he was born in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, had 2 children, was a widower, was of medium height and build, blue eyes, black hair. Stated he was a clerk at the Lehigh Valley Railroad in South Bethlehem. No prior military service.

His brother, Frank A. Rau, also registered that day. An Edward Charles Rau, age 25 born in Allentown, also registered that same day. Probably a relative of some kind.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 April 2006

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[Source: U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]

Floyd Rau registered on 27 April 1942 at the "Hatfield School". He stated he was 5' 8" tall, weighed 245 pounds, had brown eyes, black hair, and a light brown complexion. He also stated he wore glasses. Floyd listed his place of employment as the Lehigh - New England railroad in Bethlehem-Brighton, Pennsylvania. He gave his wife's name as "Mrs. Mary S. M. Rau" and his place of residence as "Springtown, Pa. Box 27".He signed the registration "F.W. Rau".

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[Source: Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy: The Colonial Branches by John William Scholl, 1930]

FLOYD6 RAU (Matilda Scholl5, Henry A.4, David3, Jacob2, Balthasar1), born at Fountain Hill, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1886: married (1) , Lottie Meffin, daughter of David and Elizabeth (Chaplin) Meffin, born in Scotland, October 1, 1884: died May 26, 1913, buried at Fairview Cemetery, Bethlehem: married (2) October 20, 1917, Mary Melchior, daughter of Rev. Oliver H. and Mary (Montfort) Melchior, born at Springtown, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1890. Reside (1921) one mile east of Springtown on the road to Durham Furnace.

Issue: (1)
i Agnes Rau, b. September 29, 1909.
ii David Rau, b. January 13, 1911.

(2)
iii Catherine Rau, b. August 18, 1918.

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[Source Doylestown Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania), 24 October 1932]

On 24 October 1932, at the Pleasant Valley meeting of the Springfield Parent-Teacher's Association (PTA), Floyd W. Rau was appointed to the "program" and "welfare" committees for the school year and as "song leader". Floyd Rau also opened the business section with a "song period". Among the novel features of this period were drills in whistling, a selection by a volunteer male quartet and a song by a group of young men selected at random in the audience."

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania), 15 December 1932]

Floyd Rau was one of five school directors of Springfield Township (Henry Ruth, Jacob Steiger, Warren Strawsnyder, Floyd Rau, and Reuben Harwick). They attended the Bucks County school directors' meeting in Doylestown on Tuesday (probably 13 December 1932).

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Floyd William Rau

Birth: Jul. 20, 1887
Death: Nov. 15, 1946

Family links:
Spouse: Mary Susanna Melchor Rau (1890 - 1975)
Children: Agnes Rau Kline (1909 - 1994) *
Mary Kathryn Rau Hannam (1918 - 1982) *
Marian M. Rau (1921 - 1921) *

* Reverse Relationships:] body=[This relationship was not directly added to this memorial. Rather, it is calculated based on information added to the related person's memorial. For example: if Joe Public is linked to Jane Public as a spouse, a reciprocal link will automatically be added to Jane Public's memorial.

Burial: Durham Cemetery
Durham
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 3-G

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91502226

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 20 Jul 1886, Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 31

2. Lived in: 2 Jun 1900, Seneca Street, Fountain Hill Borough, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 32 with his parents

3. Lived in: 1910. 33,34 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

4. Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 35 Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (with wife, Mary and children Agnes, David, and Mary Katharyn)

5. Occupation: 18 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 36 Accountant, Railroad Office

6. Occupation: 10 Apr 1930. 35 Clerk, Railroad Office

7. Occupation: 19 Apr 1940, Pennsylvania. 37 Car dispatcher - railroad

8. Occupation: 27 Apr 1942, Bethlehem-Brighton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 38 Lehigh New England Railroad

9. Physical Description: 27 Apr 1942. 38 Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 245
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Complexion: Light brown

Floyd married Charlotte Mary Meffan,22 daughter of David Meffan 40,41,42 and Elizabeth Alexander,40,42 on 22 Sep 1908 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.39 Charlotte was born on 1 Oct 1884 in Montrose, Scotland,41 died on 31 Mar 1913 in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill (Bethlehem), Lehigh, Pennsylania42 at age 28, and was buried on 4 Jun 1913 in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.42 The cause of her death was uterine hemorrhage - child birth. Other names for Charlotte were Lottie M. Meffan, Lottie Mary Meffan,41 Lottie May Meffan, and39 Lottie Meffin.31

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: 20 Full name was Charlotte (Lottie) Meffan

2. Fact 2: 20 Lottie died in childbirth (if so, what happened to the baby?)

3. Alt. Birth: 1 Oct 1884, Scotland. 31

4. Census: 1910. 34 Age 25, living in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania with husband, Floyd and daughter, Agnes and Charles Melchior and family

5. Occupation: 22 Sep 1908, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Housekeeper

6. Alt. Death: 30 May 1913, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 41

7. Alt. Death: 26 May 1913, Pennsylvania. 31

8. Alt. Birth: 1913, Fairview Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 31

9. Alt. Burial: 2 Jun 1913, Fairview Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 43

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Agnes Isabel Rau was born on 29 Sep 1909 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,20 died on 7 Jun 1994 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania at age 84, and was buried on 11 Jun 1994 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.12 The cause of her death was stroke. Another name for Agnes was Agnes Kline.1

         ii.  David Meffan Rau was born on 13 Jan 1911 in Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,20,44 died on 5 Jun 1999 in Westminster Village, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania45 at age 88, and was buried after 5 Jun 1999 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. The cause of his death was congestive heart failure.

        iii.  \ Rau 43 was born on 30 May 1913 in Pennsylvania43 and died on 30 May 1913 in Pennsylvania.43

Floyd next married Mary Susanna Melchior 2 on 20 Oct 1917 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Mary was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,46,47 was baptized on 29 Mar 1891 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 1 Aug 1975 in , , Pennsylvania at age 84, and was buried in Aug 1975 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Mary was Mary Rau.1

Marriage Notes:

[Source: 1910 Census, 18 and 19 April 1910 (Seneca Street, Fountain Hill Borough, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)]

Mary's brother, Charles, lived with his wife and daughter on Seneca Street in Fountain Hill, next to Floyd Rau and his wife, Lottie and their daughter, Agnes. This is almost definitely how Floyd and Mary met. Floyd married Mary S. Melchior after Lottie's death.

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[Source: The Hannam Family Genealogy, John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Married by Mary Melchior's father, Rev. O.H. Melchior- 75 guests

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Saturday, 28 March 1925]

Storm Stressed.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rau, the latter a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. 0. A. Melchoir, had a terrifying experience on Wednesday of last week. Rev. Melchoir is a graduate of Gettysburg College and Seminary and his wife was Miss Mary Montfort, of this place.
Their daughter and her husband live at Springtown and at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning an electric storm passed over their residence. The lightning struck their home and started fire in five different places, including the matterss on which they slept. The bolt entered the house along the telephone or radio wires and completely destroyed them.
Mr. and Mrs. Rau, sleeping in a front room, were awakened by the crash, and awoke to see fire dancing about their bed, while other fires were burning in several places on the woodwork of the room. Extinguishing the flames, they made an investigation of the damage done and found that the woodwork about the doors had been ripped away, a hole torn in the wall back of the bed, a bedpost completely shattered and telephone and radio wires melted. Three rooms on the first floor and two on the second floor had been visited by the lightning, which had wrought damage everywhere. Three children in a rear room were not harmed.

Children from this marriage were:

3         i.  Mary Katharyn Rau 1 (born on 18 Aug 1918 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania - died on 22 May 1982 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Marian Marguerite Rau 48 was born on 24 Mar 1921 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,49 was baptized on 24 Mar 1921, died on 24 Mar 1921 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,49 and was buried on 25 Mar 1921 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.49 The cause of her death was stillborn.49 Another name for Marian was Marian Margarete Rau.2




7. Mary Susanna Melchior,2 daughter of Oliver Hoffman Melchior 2,15,48,50,51,52 and Mary Elizabeth Montfort,2 was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,46,47 was baptized on 29 Mar 1891 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 1 Aug 1975 in , , Pennsylvania at age 84, and was buried in Aug 1975 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Mary was Mary Rau.1

General Notes:

[Source: News clipping, source and date unknown, provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. by Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins on 9 June 2008]

The Department of Public Speaking is attracting the attention of parents, and has been favorably commented upon and strongly endorsed by the mothers of the members of the graduating class. Few High School pupils have the natural ability, or experience, to speak in public, and yet this is one of the most desirable accomplishments. The work done along this line during the past season by Miss Mary Melchior, instructor in the Department of Public Speaking, is deserving of the highest praise. Members of the Freshman and Senior Classes have had weekly lessons throughout the season, and every day some members of the Sophomore, Junior and Senior Classes have appeared on the platform and taken part in the chapel exercises

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Saturday Afternoon, 20 August 1932]

REVERE RESIDENTS WERE HOSTS TO MELCHOR CLAN

130 Guests From Pa. and N. J. Met At Wolfinger Home

RECEIVED GREETINGS

Two Births, Deaths and Weddings Were Reported by Historian, Mrs. Floyd Rau-Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Shaddinger, Curley Hill Road, Will Entertain Reunion Next Year

Revere, Aug. 19-With Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wolfinger as their hosts, about 130 members of the Melchor family held their fifteenth annual reunion here yesterday.
Despite the rainy weather, Mr. and Mrs. Wolfinger entertained their guests who came from Easton, Bethlehem, Doylestown, Frederick and points in New Jersey in their spacious home without a difficulty. Preceding the business and literary program a bounteous supper was served in the dining room.
According to the family historian, Mrs. Floyd Rau, Springtown, two births, weddings and deaths occurred within the past year. A daughter, Arlene Emma, was born to Mr. And Mrs. John Landes, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fulmer reported the birth of a daughter.
One of the oldest and most venerable members of the family passed away in the person of Mrs. 0. H. Melchor, wife of the late Rev, 0. H. Melchor, well known Springtown Lutheran clergyman. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kiser was the other death which took place.
Nuptial events were recorded when Miss Katie Worman became the bride of Clyde Beer, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Melchor were united in marriage..
With Oliver Melchor, Ferndale. who was elected president, presiding, various committees were appointed. Miss Eveilyn Beer was chosen secretary. To serve on the program committee President Melchor appointed Mrs. Hobart Myers, Anna Melchor and Mrs. Elwood B. Melchor.
Elwood B. Melchor, Ravid (sic) Rau and Mrs Walter Wolfinger will serve on the sport's committee. Announcement was also made that Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L Shaddinger, Curley Hill Road, will entertain the clan next year on the third Thursday in August.
Greetings in which they expressed their desire to be present were received from Montfort Melchor and William Melchor, both of whom found it impossible to attend yesterday's reunion.
The business meeting opened with the entire group singing "America", followed by a prayer by Mrs. Rau. Mrs. Wolfinger, the hostess, gave a short "welcome" reading.
A song by Caroline and Helen Shull: a piano duet by Harold Landes and Richard Shaddinger; recitations by Buddy and Doris Myers, and a solo by Helen Kanusky were numbers of the program which were well received. Nine-year-old Jean Bader, gave several short exhibition dances.
Speaking briefly on the charm and spiritual value of family reunions, William Taggert urged those present, to keep up the family bonds and associations.

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[Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 21 November 1932, excerpt from article "Pomona of Upper Bucks Opposed to State Plan"]

... After the song, "I Love the Dear Old Farm", Mrs. Floyd Rau, Franklin Grange, read the poem, "Landing Of the Pilgrims", by Mrs. Hermans. Her reading also included an interesting summary of the circumstances under which this stirring poem was written ...

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[Source: Clearfield Progress, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, 21 April 1949]

Mrs. Floyd Rau was listed as the president of the East Penn conference (one of four conferences) of the Women's Missionary Society of the Central Pennsylvania Synod.

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, 20 August 1951]

Mary Rau was apparently a member of the Keller's Church Grange as described below:
"A good bit of time was devoted to grange discussions and to several quizzes, conducted by Mrs. Floyd Rau, lecturer."

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As you can see from this letter to the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer in 1953, Mary Rau was not shy about expressing her opinions!
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 May 2007

[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 17 November 1953]

What Our Readers Think

Contest Editor,
Dear Sir:
Enjoying the Intelligencer as I do. there still are improvements and additions that I think would produce an even better paper.

For us old folks, as well as the new Bucks County resIdents, we do not know enough, or appreciate what we do know about our History. My late father was an active member of the Historical Society but we know so little about it today. I would suggest that about twice a week an article be written about some item on exhibit at the museum. If not too expensive, a picture would help, but I do know that is not always possible. On alternate days, or once a week, an article on some historic place in the County. Incidently the upper part of the Country is always somewhat neglected!

For your own benefit, a tour of this section with sample copies and request for subscriptions might bring results.

Request that all advertisements include both address and telephone no. would be of great help. There have been several advertisements in which I have been interested but being a widow of small income I don't feel I can afford to pay the calls to the lower part of the County when I am not sure of any resuits.

Towards spring write ups of the especially lovely rides in the County, could be of help to folks unf amiliar with our lovely places. Small pen sketches of directions could be given.

Pictures of unsightly and negIected places could be published and of course identification not given, but the caption "Do you OWN this?" Many would hustle to cut THEIR weeds and mend the fence so you WOULDN'T take a picture of their place.

I most heartily agree with an editorial printed some weeks ago that all papers would do a great service if they stopped headlining spectacular divorces and actresses that specialize in divorces.

My only real criticism of the intelligencer is that too often it misses the mail which makes my copy often TWO days late.

MRS. FLOYD RAU
RD NO. 1, RIEGELSVILLE, PA.

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[Source: Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 8 November 1958]

Elected Secretary of the Minsi Trail Flower Club of Springtown.

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, 3 April 1959, page 6 (Springtown News]

Sunday guests of Mrs. Floyd Rau were Mrs. Hollis Kline of the village, the David Rau family of Durham, and the Pierre Hannam family of Bridgeton, N.J.

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[Source: Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with R, Date of Import: Feb 9, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.46337.82]

Individual: Rau, Mary
Birth date: Oct 20, 1890
Death date: Aug 1975
Last residence: PA 18039
State of issue: PA

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 January 2009]

Although Mary Rau was the only grandparent I ever knew (her husband died in 1946 and my French grandparents both died while I was very young), I sadly know very little about her. She died in a nursing home when I was in my early twenties and living in San Antonio (August 1975).

I have fond memories of visiting her in Pennsylvania every summer. I remember the coal stove she used for cooking, the grandfather clock (my sister tells me it was a mantle clock) at the bottom of the stairs, and the freezing cold upstairs bedrooms (I must have been there during the winter as well). I remember hating the canned peas she always served but loving her scrambled eggs made with milk. Until she finally got indoor plumbing, I remember sleeping with a bedpan under the bed. When she would visit us in New Jersey, I remember her watching game shows on television (boring!) while darning our socks (much to my mother's chagrin!). My first and only train ride was with her as we travelled from New Jersey to Pennsylvania one summer.

Apparently, my mother and grandmother never got along very well and basically tolerated each other but I never knew the reason. My mother told me once, bitterly it seemed, that her mother was always 'sickly' while my grandfather was alive but seemed to miriculously improve in the years after his death. Perhaps my mother harbored some resentment over this, I do not know.

I remember she always had a beautiful yard with multiple flower beds she lovingly tended. I beleve she actually won some local awards for her flowers. Mary Rau was fairly vigorous about writing letters to the editor (see above). She was also a member of the Grange and active in flower clubs (see above).

In the year or two before she died and after I moved to San Antonio, she apparently was showing the early signs of Alzheimer's. In those days, of course, we called it "senility". I know that on at least one occasion she started herself on fire by backing up to the stove she had forgotten was lit. Sadly, she was becoming a danger to herself so my parents and her step-children, David Rau and Agnes Kline, decided to put her into a nursing home. She was there for only a few months before her death. Her minister was at her side and apparently praying with her, when she sat up, smiled, and then peacefully passed away. I assume the pastor related this to my mother who passed it on to me sometime after Mary Rau's death.

I do know that my grandmother was interested in genealogy. In fact, one of the first sources I had available to me when I started with my own genealogical efforts was from her. Like most genealogical attempts, including my own, there were some blanks and errors but it gave me a good starting point. She was extremely proud of her father, O.H. Melchior (a popular and long-serving Lutheran pastor in Bucks County, Pennsylvania), her mother (who lived in Gettysburg during the 1863 battle and who saw Abraham Lincoln give his Gettysburg Address), and her three brothers.

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 6 November 2011]

During the last year or so of her life, Mary Rau shared a home with an old friend (beau?) named Walter Unangst (1891 - 1982). They lived in a home in Richlandtown (near Quakertown), Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Mary Rau actually died in a nursing home after it became apparent she could no longer care for herself.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Mary Susanna Melchor Rau

Birth: Oct. 20, 1890
Death: Aug. 1, 1975

Family links:
Parents: Oliver Hoffman Melchor (1848 - 1928) Mary E. Montfort Melchor (1851 - 1931)
Spouse: Floyd William Rau (1887 - 1946) *
Children: Mary Kathryn Rau Hannam (1918 - 1982) * '
Marian M. Rau (1921 - 1921) * *Calculated relationship

Burial: Durham Cemetery
Durham
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 3-G

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91502244

Noted events in her life were:

1. Occupation: 23 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 53 Mary Melchior gave her occupation as teacher at a public school.

2. Educated: 1914. 54 Graduated from Neff College - received white voile tiered dress

3. Member: 7 Oct 1949. 55 President, Exexutive Board of the Woman's Missionary Society of the East Pennsylania Conference, United Lutheran Church

4. Member: 8 Nov 1958, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 56 Member and secretary of the Minsi Trail Flower Club of Springtown, Pennsylvania

5. Member: 15 Dec 1970. 57 Charter member, Minsi Trail Flower Club

Mary married Floyd William Rau 2,17,18 on 20 Oct 1917 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Floyd was born on 20 Jul 1887 in Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,17,18 was baptized on 11 Sep 1887 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Bethlehem, PA, died on 15 Nov 1946 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 59, and was buried after 15 Nov 1946 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. The cause of his death was heart attack or similar cardiovascular event.

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8. Georges Hannam was born before 1863 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France.

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 May 2006]

According to Pierre Hannam, this is Marcel Hannam's father. According to Pierre (he was Georges' grandson), Georges was born in Mulhouse, France. At one time, we had been under the impression that he had been born in England. "Hannam" is not a French name but appears frequently in England.

NOTE: In an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 December 2016, Olivier Golly supports the idea that Georges Hannam was of English descent. Mr. Golly wrote:

"Also, for the Hannam, know that this name comes from a man born in England, Anglo-Saxon country ..."


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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 Mary 2014]

A Georges Hannam was married to Charlet C. between 1875 and 1900. This Georges apparently lived in Nord, France.

I need to check out www.genealogie.com for further information.

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[Source: www.ancestry.com]

Hannam Family History

Hannam Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place called Hanham in Gloucestershire, which was originally Old English Hanum, dative plural of han 'rock', hence '(place) at the rocks'. The ending -ham is by analogy with other place names with this very common unstressed ending.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

108,027 Historical Documents with Hannam on Ancestry.com
34,058 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,368 Military Records
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30,607 Census and Voter Lists
36,986 Member Trees

Georges married Louise Ross. Louise was born before 1863.

The child from this marriage was:

4         i.  Marcel Hannam (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Biological ) (born on 11 Nov 1879 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France - died in 1954 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France)


9. Louise Ross was born before 1863.

Louise married Georges Hannam. Georges was born before 1863 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France.

10. \\ Bock (Or Bach) .

\\ married \\ Gensbittel. \\ died in 1932.

The child from this marriage was:

5         i.  Laure Bock (born on 27 Apr 1881 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France - died on 25 Aug 1956 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France)


11. \\ Gensbittel died in 1932.

\\ married \\ Bock (Or Bach).


12. William Adam Rau,17,18,29 son of Adam Rau 17,18,58,59,60 and Mary Ellen Gangawere,58,61,62 was born on 2 Oct 1853 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 15 Jan 1854 in Zion Church, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,61,62 died on 24 Oct 1934 in Hellertown, Northampton, Pennsylvania63 at age 81, and was buried on 27 Oct 1934 in Fountain Hill Cemetery, Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.63 The cause of his death was "acute appendicitis inoperable"/"myocarditis chronic."

General Notes:

[Source: 1930 Census, 22 April 1910 (Fountain Hill Borough, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)

William A. Rau and his daughter, Marian Rohrbach, apparently were living with Orrin and Kate Roof in Fountain Hill. It is possible they were visiting but that is where they were enumerated.

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[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Obituary - "Easton Express", Friday, 26 Oct 1934:

William A. Rau, 81, of Hellertown, died Wednesday at home of son, Edwin H. Rau, Hellertown. Survived by three sons; Edwin H., Floyd F. of Springtown, Frank A. of Allentown and two daughters; Mrs. Catharine M. Hoof and Mrs. Marian Rohrbach both of Allentown. Also survived by two brothers and a sister and by 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Viewing and services at home of son, Edwin, in Hellertown.

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Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 August 2008]

William may have also had a daughter, Charlotte (listed by Ida Arnold Rau 20 Aug 1958). NOTE: According to the "Scholl ..." book, Charlotte was "the natural daughter of Jesse Keck".

Zion Church baptismal records indicate father of William Adam Rau as John A. Rau (Cindy Long).

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William Rau found in:
U.S. Atlantic and Great Lakes - Census Index (1880)
State: Pennsylvania
County: Lehigh
Township: Salisbury
Relationship to Head: Self
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Works At Furnace
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Birth Year: <1853>
Mother Birthplace: PA
Father Birthplace: PA
Roll: T9_1147
Page: 386A
ED: 195

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 6 October 2014]

One source (unknown) says William A. Rau died of "ills incident to old age coupled with a stroke" but the death certificate says he died of "acute appendicitis inoperable" with a contributing cause of "myocarditis chronic".

Noted events in his life were:

1. Comment 1: Mary Rau - Wm A Rau Notes: Gives his middle name as Augustus

2. Occupation: 64 Bethlehem Steel Corp., Bethlehem, PA.

3. Occupation: 2 Jun 1900, Pennsylvania. 32 Machinist

4. Alt. Birth: 2 Oct 1851. 65 Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

5. Alt. Birth: Oct 1852, Pennsylvania. 32

6. Alt. Birth: 1853. 17,18 Catasaqua, Pennsylvania

7. Lived in: 1921. 65 Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

William married Antilla M. Scholl 30 on 16 Dec 1876 in Jerusalem Reformed, Western Salisbury, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.61.,66 Antilla was born on 27 Nov 1852 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,67 died on 31 May 1924 in 808 Seneca Street, Fountain Hill, Northampton, Pennsylvania68 at age 71, and was buried on 4 Jun 1924 in Fountain Hill Cemetery, Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.68 The cause of her death was arteriosclerosis/senility.68 Other names for Antilla were Tillie A. Rau, Tillie M. Rau,69 Antilla Scholl,17,18,30 Antilla Maria Scholl,67 Matilda Scholl,70 Matilda Antilla Scholl, and71 Tillie A. Scholl.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Lived in: 1920, Ward 9, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 69

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Edward Henry Rau 67 was born on 3 Jun 1877 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, died on 28 Apr 1964 at age 86, and was buried after 28 Apr 1964 in Fountain Hill Cemetery, Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Another name for Edward was Edward Rau.31

         ii.  Catherine M. Rau 31 was born on 10 Jan 1879 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh Co., PA, died on 31 Dec 1963 at age 84, and was buried after 31 Dec 1963 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Other names for Catherine were Catherine Manerva Rau Catherine\Katherine Hoof, Kate Rau, and32 Katherine Rau.

6       iii.  Floyd William Rau 2,17,18 (born on 20 Jul 1887 in Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania - died on 15 Nov 1946 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania)

         iv.  Frank Augustus Rau was born on 2 Sep 1890 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania72 and died in Jan 1963 in 708 Turner Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania72 at age 72.

          v.  Marian Isabel Rau 31 was born on 7 Dec 1897 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania and died in Aug 197172 at age 73.




13. Antilla M. Scholl,30 daughter of Henry Amandus Scholl 70 and Adelaine Moyer (Myers), was born on 27 Nov 1852 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,67 died on 31 May 1924 in 808 Seneca Street, Fountain Hill, Northampton, Pennsylvania68 at age 71, and was buried on 4 Jun 1924 in Fountain Hill Cemetery, Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.68 The cause of her death was arteriosclerosis/senility.68 Other names for Antilla were Tillie A. Rau, Tillie M. Rau,69 Antilla Scholl,17,18,30 Antilla Maria Scholl,67 Matilda Scholl,70 Matilda Antilla Scholl, and71 Tillie A. Scholl.

General Notes:

[Source: Dale Berger, Rau_From_Dale_Berger.GED]

Antilla was born the 27th of either Oct or Nov 1852.

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[Source: 1860 PA Census, pp. 482, 483]

Antilla Scholl and a William School were listed on page 483 of the 1863 PA Census as living in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, PA.

Henry Scholl and a Daniel School were listed on page 482 as also living in Salisbury Township.

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[Source: Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy: The Colonial Branches by John William Scholl, 1930, page 665]

MATILDA (she says ANNTILLA) SCHOLL (Henry A.4, David3, Jacob2, Balthasar1), born in Salisbury township, Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, November 27, 1852: married , William Rau, son of Adam and Ella (Gangewehre) Rau, born at Allentown, October 2, 1851. Reside (1921) at Allentown.

Issue:
i Charlotte Scholl, b. March 3, 1871, natural child of Jesse Keck: m. Charles Wagner.
ii Edward Rau, b. June 3, 1875: m. Sarah Rockel.
iii Catherine Rau, b. January 10, 1877: m. Orrin Hoof.
iv Floyd Rau, b. July 20, 1886: m. (1) Lottie Meffin: m. (2) Mary Melchior.
v Frank Rau, b. September 2, 1889: unmarried (1921): lives with his parents.
vi Marian Rau, b. December 8, 1897: m. Charles Rohrbach.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Antilla M. Rau

Birth: Nov. 27, 1852
Death: May 31, 1924

Family links: Children: Edward H. Rau (1877 - 1964) *
*Calculated relationship Inscription: Mother

Burial: Fountain Hill Cemetery Fountain Hill Lehigh County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Southeast Section, Row 11-12

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Jun 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71168341

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Nov 1851, Pennsylvania. 32

2. Alt. Birth: 27 Oct 1852, Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 17,18

3. Lived in: 1860, Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 73

4. Lived in: 1870, Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 74

Antilla had a relationship with Jesse Keck.65 This couple did not marry. Jesse was born in 1835-1853.71

General Notes:

[Source: Schwenk, Moyer, Stout, Naugle, Goodhart, Latshaw & Allied Families of PA, 4 December 2004]

b: BET 1835 AND 1853
Event: Friends ABT 1870 in PA (did not marry)

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NOTE: The following is possibly the Jesse Keck described here. He is of a similar age to Antilla Scholl and there was a Jesse Keck, possibly his father, also living in Salisbury Township in 1840, 1860, and 1870. There was a Jesse Keck, age 73, living in Allentown in the 1880 census who is probably the same man (father of Jesse Keck?).
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.m 1 May 2006

Jesse S. Keck found in:
U.S. Atlantic and Great Lakes - Census Index (1880)
State: Pennsylvania
County: Lehigh
Township: Allentown
Relationship to Head: Self
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Livery Stable
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Birth Year: <1852>
Mother Birthplace: PA
Father Birthplace: PA
Roll: T9_1146
Page: 116A
ED: 179

Their child was:

          i.  Charlotte Scholl was born on 3 Mar 1871 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,31 died on 8 Feb 190412 at age 32, and was buried after 8 Feb 1904 in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Charlotte was Charlotte Louise Rau.

Antilla married William Adam Rau 17,18,29 on 16 Dec 1876 in Jerusalem Reformed, Western Salisbury, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.61.,66 William was born on 2 Oct 1853 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 15 Jan 1854 in Zion Church, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,61,62 died on 24 Oct 1934 in Hellertown, Northampton, Pennsylvania63 at age 81, and was buried on 27 Oct 1934 in Fountain Hill Cemetery, Fountain Hill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.63 The cause of his death was "acute appendicitis inoperable"/"myocarditis chronic."


14. Oliver Hoffman Melchior,2,15,48,50,51,52 son of Tobias Melchor and Susanna Hoffman,1,50,51,75,76,77 was born on 23 Dec 1848 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,2,15,78,79 died on 7 Sep 1928 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania15,79,80 at age 79, and was buried on 12 Sep 1928 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.81 The cause of his death was myocarditis/atherosclerosis and senility.82 Other names for Oliver were Oliver Melcher,50,51 O. H. Melchor,83 Oliver Melchor, and84 Oliver H. Melchor.

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

OLIVER HOFFMAN MELCHIOR

According to his obituary, Oliver died at the age of 79 years, 8 months, and 14 days. Although ailing for several weeks, doctors at St. Luke's Hospital could find nothing wrong and attributed his "weakened condition to old age". According to the article, he had officiated at 1739 funerals, 2715 baptisms, and 829 marriages. Born on 23 December 1848 in Bedminster Township, his family moved to Nockamixon Township when he was two. He taught school for two years in Nockamixon Township and two years at Durham. He graduated from Doylestown English and Classical Seminary in 1871. He then attended Lafayette for two years and Gettysburg College for two years. He graduated from Gettysburg Theological Seminary in 1879. According to the obituary (date and source unknown), he passed away at 10:30 on Friday morning in his home. He had begun to "fail during the middle of July". Again according to his obituary, Oliver celebrated the 49th anniversary of his "preaching in the Lutheran congregations at Springtown, Durham, and Springfield..." on July 1st. Had he lived, he and his wife would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on 14 October.

The following was provided by Malcolm Melcher in an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. (9 April 1999]:

From: Battle's History of Bucks County:
Oliver H. Melchior of Springtown, Bucks Co., Pa.
born: Dec 23, 1848 in Bedminster Twp.; moved to Nockamixon Twp. at age 2; son of Tobias and Susanna Melcher
He was pastor of the Lutheran Congregation at Nockamixon Church from 1880-1892.

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The following is a reprint of an article published in "The Bulletin of the Bucks County Sabbath-school Association, No.1, 1902-1903, provided by Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins.

THE BULLETIN
of the Bucks County Sabbath-school Association.

NO. 1. 1902-1903. PRICE, 10 CENTS.

Officers of the Bucks County S. S. Association.
1902-1903.
President, Rev. J. R. Bergey, Doylestown
Vice Pres,, Rev. F. W. Randall, New Britain
Cor. Secretary, G. W. Rubinkam, Jamison
Rec. Secretary, Harry Neamand, Perkasie
Treasurer, G.W. Rubinkam, Jamison
Superintendent Primary Department, Mrs. J. P. Erwin, Perkasie
Superintendent Home Department, Mrs. G. W. Rabinkam, Jamison
Superintendent Normal Department, Seward M. Rosenberger, Quakertown


The Rev. 0. H. Melchor
President of the Bucks Co. S.S. Association, 1887-1901.

The Rev. 0. H. Melchor was born in Bedminster township, Bucks county, on December 23, 1848. When he was two years old, the family removed to a farm in Nockamixon township, where his father died in 1883. Young Melchor, therefore, was brought up on a farm, attending school during the winter, first at Nockamixon Church, and later, at a new school-house built on his father's farm, which is still known as "Melchor's school." He was always fond of books and study, but his school privileges were limited to four or five months in a year, and the remainder of the time he worked on the farm. During these years he attended a Sunday-school held in the "Old Starch Factory," in Kintnersville, more than two miles away. One of his teachers at this place was Mr. Michael Yost, now living near Doylestown.
When eighteen years of age he entered a private school taught by David W. Hess, only a short distance from Mr. Melchor's present residence, and six miles from his father's home, which distance he walked every morning and evening. During this year he connected with the Lutheran congregation at Nockamixon, the Rev. W. S Emory, pastor.
He commenced teaching when nineteen, at Melchor's school-house. Here he organized and superintended a Sunday school, which was attended by young and old. The parents even attended Melchor's Sunday-school. After teaching here two terms he was called to the adjoining township of Durham, to the Monroe school, where he taught two terms, at the then high salary of forty dollars a month. At this place he also organized and carried on a Sunday-school which was well attended by young and old.
Having now made and saved some money, he was ready to enter upon a course of preparation for the work for which he longed, and to which he had felt himself called from boyhood. In the spring of 1871 he entered the Doylestown English and Classical Seminary. The Monroe Sunday-school presented him, the Sunday before he left, with fifteen dollars. During this term and the following year he prepared to enter college. During the first term he did some teaching in the Seminary, and the following year was private tutor to Will Mercer, at the Laurence homestead. He has never forgotten the kindness and financial aid received from the Mercer family.
He entered Lafayette College in the fall of '72 and boarded himself the first year, enjoying but one warm meal during the first four weeks, at the house of a friend. At the end of the year he received a prize of twenty-five dollars for proficiency in Greek and Latin. The second year he waited on the table in a boarding-house for his board, and at the end of the year received a second prize of fifty dollars for proficiency in Latin and Greek. While in college here he attended a country Sunday-school "up the Bushkill."
In his Junior year, acting upon the advice of Lutheran ministers, he left Lafayette, and entered his own Church College, Pennsylvania, at Gettysburg, receiving aid from the Church, so that he could give all his time to study and reading, this being the more necessary because of his lack of early opportunities.
He graduated from Pennsylvania College 1876, and from the Theological Seminary at the same place 3 years later. During the last two years that he was in Gettysburg he was Superintendent of the Reformed Sunday-school, from which he received a twenty-dollar gold piece when he left.
In the spring of 1879 the Kintnersville charge, of which he was a member, composed of the Churches of Lower Tinicum, Nockamixon, Durham, Springfield and Springtown, was divided, Lower Tinicum and Nockamixon to compose one charge and the remaining three the other. The latter immediately called Mr. Melchor to be their pastor, which call he accepted, and entered upon his work July 1. 1879, coming back to the Melchor homestead, where he lived with his father until October 14, 1880, when he was married to Mary E. Montfort, of Gettysburg, a graduate of the Millersville Normal School.
After serving his three congregations for half a year, the Nockamixon congregation, of which he had been a member, having voted to also connect with the General Synod, of which general body the other three had already become a part, elected Rev. Melchor as their pastor. He greatly appreciated the honor of the election, and felt glad to serve them, but his field was large, his people were having twice as much preaching as they had before the division, and he feared the work would be too heavy. Laying the matter before the President of Synod, the latter advised him to accept and supply Nockamixon as best he could.
This relation continued for twelve years, when Mr. Melchor broke down physically, and had to lay down his work for 3 months. He resigned the pastorate of Nockamixon, which then united with the Upper Tinicum Church and called the Rev. S. S. Diehl to become their pastor, and continued to serve only his three original churches, which he will have served twenty-four years by July 1 of the present year. During his pastorate eight young men from the charge have entered the ministry. The most pleasant relations have always existed between pastor and people.
The Rev. Mr. Melchor has never had a fixed salary, but has always been liberally supported. The money received from the Church to complete his education, although not a legal debt, he refunded to the Board of Education during the first years of his ministry, thus becoming literally a self-educated man.
At the present time he is president of the Easton Conference of the East Pennsylvania Synod. He is an active member of the Buckwampun Literary Society, and a regular contributor to its annual meetings.

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[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

After her husband's death, Sarah Thompson Montfort, took in boarders at her home in Gettysburg to help meet expenses. According to Charles Melchior in an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam (15 June 2000), Oliver Hoffman Melchior was one of those boarders while he was attending seminary. It was here, of course, that he met his future wife, Sarah's daughter, Mary Elizabeth Montfort.

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[Source: 1910 Census Miracode Index, www.ancestry.com]

County: Bucks
Enumeration District: 0050
Visit: 0119
Name: Oliver H Melchior
Relation: Husband
Color: W
Age: 61
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Other Residents: Wife Mary E 59, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mary S 19, Pennsylvania
1 non-relative

Apparently, Kate Wolfinger, age 68, servant, was living in the household of Oliver and Mary Melchior in the 1910 Census. It is not clear from the census reference whether Kate Wolfinger was just a boarder, a visitor, or an actual servant of the Melchiors.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 October 2000

NOTE: The 1920 Census also listed Kate Wolfinger, now 78, as a servant (cook for a private family).

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 28 November 2006

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[Source: THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, Vol. II, CHAPTER XXVI, SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION, from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1905 edition.]

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LAFAYETTE COLLEGE

The first step in founding Lafayette College, the elder of the group, was taken the evening of December 27, 1824, at a meeting held in White's tavern, Easton, on the northeast corner of the public square. Jacob Weygandt was the secretary, but we do not know the name of the chairman. A charter was obtained in 1826, and the first meeting held under it May 15th, when an organization was effected and James M. Porter chosen president of the board of trustees. In the near future the Rev. George Junkin, D. D., was elected the first president of the college, and upon him devolved the work of building up the institution. The college began its educational work on the south bank of the Lehigh, May 9, 1832, but a suitable site was afterward selected on the present campus on the north side overlooking Easton; ground was broken June, 1833, and the erection of the first permanent building begun. (9)

(9) The Rev. Robert Cunningham, Scotland, was an early professor at Lafayette. He came to Easton, 1835, and opened the first Normal school in Pennsylvania; was subsequently appointed professor of the ancient languages; but returned home in a few years and established what is the largest boys' Preparatory Institution in the Kingdom, near Edinburgh. In 1899, the Rev. John George Cunningham, D. D., son of Rev. Robert Cunningham, was invited to this county to assist Mr. Moody at the Mission conference at Northfield, and, before his return to Great Britain, visited Lafayette and addressed the undergraduates. The occasion was an interesting one and recalled some pleasant memories.

Years of struggle followed, but courage and persistent work with the help of warm friends triumphed over all obstacles and the institution was placed on solid foundation. During its struggles the college had no warmer friend than James Madison Porter. In 1850 Lafayette was taken under the care of the Presbyterian Synod of Pennsylvania, and the Pardee (10) School of Science added, 1866, two steps that contributed to its strength and usefulness. The building and grounds are valued at $650,000, apparatus and libraries $50,000, and within the campus, are 28 buildings, 13 of them being dwellings for professors. Since the doors of Lafayette were first opened for the reception of students, down to July 1, 1898, 4,279 have been enrolled, of whom 1,715 have been graduated. The present attendance is 325, instructed by a faculty of 28 professors. Lafayette College, being within a few miles of the line of Bucks, our county has sent a number of her sons thither to enjoy its educational facilities, and all who have left its hall have done credit to their alma mater. The figures show our county has furnished the college with 10 trustees, one member of the faculty and 89 alumni, of whom 40 were regular graduates, the remainder made up of students who did not graduate, and a few recorded as "honorary graduates," having received honorary degrees, about 100 in all. Here follow the names and brief sketches of all who have been connected with Lafayette as trustees, professors or students (11) from Bucks county, down to about the close of the last century.

(10) Pardee Hall, one of the handsomest buildings belonging to Lafayette College, has been twice destroyed by fire, in 1879, by accident, and 1898 by the torch of an incendiary, George Herbert Stephens, a professor in the institution, for the purpose of revenge against President Warfield. He was convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary for nine years. The hall was rebuilt, and dedicated in June, 1899.
(11) We are indebted to the courtesy of Professor Seldon J. Coffin for the sketches and other data of Lafayette.

NON-GRADUATES

Oliver Hoffman Melchor, class '76, Lutheran minister, Springtown, Pa.; born Bucks county December 23, 1848; in college freshman and sophomore, and one term junior; Douglass prizes, 1873 and 1874; graduated Gettysburg 1876, and Theological Seminary, 1879.

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[Source: Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI), Index to hundreds of biographical sketch volumes in the United States, such as "Who's Who in America" and "Women of Science." ]

Name: Melchor, Oliver Hoffman
Birth - Death: 1848-1928
Accession Number: 2848815
Source Citation: Who Was Who in America. A component volume of [Who's Who in American
History.]. Volume 1, 1897-1942. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co.,
1943.(WhAm 1)

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[Source: BOOK OF BIOGRAPHIES: Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Bucks County, Penna., Biographical Publishing Co,. Buffalo, N.Y., 1899, page 174

Rev. Samuel S. Diehl was educated in the public schools and in the West Chester State Normal, which he attended for two terms. Then, after teaching school for some four years, he entered Gettysburg College and was graduated in 1889; three years later he graduated from the Theological Seminary of the same institution. Rev. Mr. Diehl was then called to Kintnersville where he took charge of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, succeeding Rev. O. H. Melchor, and also became pastor of the Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church of Tlnicum township.
Among the early settlers of Nockamixon township were many of German nationality, and with them they brought the religion of their native land. The Lutheran congregation of Kintnersville may properly be called a child of the Springfield congregation. It was organized about the year 1755, and its first house of worship was an humble log building, which was erected on a site near the present Center Hill School House. Who the first pastor was is a question, as the records of the church at the time were not preserved. The first pastor of whom we have any record is J. Michael Enderline, who had charge in 1766, and was succeeded by Jacob T. Miller in 1773. A Mr. Sanna was then pastor for some time, and was followed by Peter Ahl in 1789. The following were his successors: Augustus Herman Schmidt, 1798; Rev. Kramer, 1801; John Nicholas Mensch, 1803; Henry E. Miller, 183; C. F. Welden, 1838; C. P. Miller,1842; W. S. Emery, 1865; 0. H. Melchor, 1880; and S. S. Diehl, 1892. At some time during the Revolutionary War the Reformed congregation erected a church near the site of the present building, and in 1804 the Lutheran congregation began to worship with their Reformed brethren, and the church has been Union. On Easter Monday, April 19, 1813, the corner-stone of a new church was laid, and the church completed in 1814, and was used as a house of worship until 1875, when, a fine new edifice was erected. The corner-stone was laid on July 3, 1875 and church was dedicated on May 20, 1877. It is beautifully furnished, and is one of the finest churches in Bucks County. In 1891 a new pipe organ was purchased at a cost of $2,000, and in 1895 steam heat was also added to its many other conveniences. The church services for many years were exclusively In the German language, but English was gradually introduced until now only on every sixth Sunday are the services partially in German. The congregation is large and influential, and the present membership is over 500. There is connected with the Church a flourishing Sunday School, an active Missionary Society, and regular Thursday Evening Bible Class. The officers of the church at the present time are as follows: Trustees, William H. Nickel and Andrew J. Bean; elders, William E. Litzenberger and Wilson W. Bean; deacons, Peter F. Herstine, Henry L.Fox, George A. Purdy, and H. Clayton Frankenfield. The congregation is united is doing a good work in the cause of our common Master.

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[Source: Bucks County Gazette, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 18 September 1902]

Rev. Oliver H. Melchor, of Springtown, who, at the Prohibition county convention recently held in Newtown, was nominated for State Senator, has declined the honor and asks that the name of some other Prohibitionist be substituted for his on the ticket. The Prohibitionists made one other mistake. That was in nominating a candidate for the county surveyor when that office is not to be filled this year, Harry T. Shelley having been elected to the position in 1901 for three years.

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[Source: Bucks County Gazette, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 2 October 1902]

The Prohibitionists of Bucks county have placed the name of George T. Merick, of Wrightstown, on their ticket for State Senator in place of Rev. O. H. Melchor, of Springtown, who declined the nomination given him at the county convention held in Newtown on August 18th.

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), Wednesday, 21 July 1909]

Rev. and Mrs. O. H. Melchoir of Springtown, Bucks Co., Pa. and Mrs. W. T. Melchoir are visiting Miss Maria Thompson and Miss Jennie Montfort, of York St. Rev. Melchoir celebrated this month his 30th anniversary as pastor of the Lutheran church at Springtown and two other nearby congregations and the event proved a most interesting and gratifying occasion. Rev. Melchoir was born at Springtown and it has been his cherished home for practically his whole life and during his pastorate his congregation has doubled. When the celebration was over he was given a vacation by his churches and after visiting Richmond, Norfolk and other points in Virginia, came to Gettysburg.

NOTE: To the best of my knowledge, O.H. Melchior was NOT born at Springtown. He was born in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on 23 December 1848. The article is interesting nonetheless.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 July 2004

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 30 July 1919]

FORTY YEARS IN THE MINISTRY

Rev. and Mrs. 0. H. Melchoir Honored by Church People.

An account of the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of his pastorate was extended to Rev. 0. H. Melchoir at Springtown recently. Mr. Melchoir is a graduate of the Lutheran Seminary here and his wife was formerly Miss Mary Montfort, of Gettysburg. The following account of the anniversary appeared in a Doylestown paper:
"Rounding out a forty-year pastorate was the rare privilege enjoyed by the Rev. 0. H. Melchoir recently, when a thousand members and friends of his congregation dropped their everyday business affairs and gathered in Bitt's Grove, Springtown, to help him celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his pastorate of Durham, Springtown and Springfield churches.
"Mr. Melchoir's activities have been greater than those which fall to the lot of even the average country clergyman. He is a fine example of a self-made man. A poor boy, he worked his way through Lafayette College, and then through the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg from which he graduated in 1879. Immediately he assumed charge of the three congregations which still comprise his pastorate.
"Chairman Greiss in an appropriate speech presented to Mr. Melchoir a check for an automobile, the amount of which, however, was not stated, but it was an exceedingly generous one. The gift was from the members of his three congregations.
"The gift was a complete surprise to the pastor, and he was visibly affected as he arose to reply, but he quickly regained his composure and made the best impromptu speech of the day."

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[Source: The Gettysburg Compiler, Saturday, July 9, 1921]

Celebrates 42nd Pastorate.

On the first Sunday in July, 1879, forty-two years ago, the Rev. O.H. Melchor assumed charge at two little churches and Sunday Schools in Bucks County, Pa., the Springfield Church and Sunday School and the Springtown Church and Sunday School. He preached at Springfield in the morning and at Springtown in the afternoon.
At Mr. Melchor's anniversary service last Sunday twenty-eight members at Springfield and four at Springtown who were members forty-two years ago, participated. The minister preached from the same text that he used in 1879. And he preached in the German language just as he did forty-two years ago, giving substantially the same sermon.
It must be noted that in 1879 Mr. Melchor made the trip to Springfield and Springtown by horse and buggy. On Sunday he did the same. He declined offers of an automobile in order to add color to the event by again driving over the route with a horse and buggy.
Several hundred church members, other than his original members, attended the special anniversary services.
Rev. and Mrs. Melchor are well known here. Mrs. Melchor was before her marriage Miss Mary Montfort of this place.

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 26 April 1926]

PHI DELIS MARK 50TH BIRTHDAY
Three-Day Events End Saturday Night; One of Founders Comes From Colorado.
A reception and smoker for their guests and members of the faculty at Gettyburg College in the after-noon, with a theatre party at the Majestic in the evening, brought to a close Saturday night three days of festivities marking the fiftieth anniversary of Pennsylvania Beta chapter, Phi Delta Theta fraternity, at its chapter house, Lincoln avenue.
Alumni from as far west as Colo-rado came to attend the event, the attendance of former students and local chapter men exceeding the expectations of the committee, it is stated.
Two of the six founders of the local chapter were in attendance and played a prominent part in the celebration. They were J. C. Jacoby, class of 1776, of Holyoke, Colorado, and Albert Bell, class of 1778, of York. It was the fourth fraternity group organized at Gettysburg College, the three in existence before 1775 having been Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Gamma Delta and Sigma Chi. Rev. Oliver Melchoir, of Springtown, this state, is the third surviving member of the group of six which organized the local chapter.
The festivities began Thursday evening with an informal initiation attended by active chapter men and alumni.
G. H. Kain, of York, was toast-master at the banquet Friday night. Toasts were responded to by Edward 0. Keen, class of 1892, York; Martin C. Holloway '84, Philadelphia; Millard E. Gladfelter, '25, York; A. R. Phillipy, ex-'15, Hagerstown; J. E. Mei-senhelder, '97, Hanover, chapter advisor; P. B. Dunbar. '04, Washington; J. W. Elliot, New York Zeta, province president, and Dean Hoffman, Pennsylvania Epsilon, editor of the Harrisburg- Patriot-Evening News and assistant province president.

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, www.larryhillpot.com, 7 March 2004 (added to the O.H. Melchior page under "Old Photographs")

Intelligencer September 13, 1928: MORE THAN 2000 ATTEND FUNERAL OF CLERGYMAN: Springtown, Sept. 12-One of the largest funeral ever seen in Upper Bucks county was held yesterday, when over 2,000 persons attended the services for the late Rev. O. H. Melchior. Private services were held at the house for the immediate members of the family. Rev. Irwin Deaterly, Springtown, and Rev. John W. Gilds, Riegelsville, had charge of these services. Several thousand persons were assembled at the Durham church when the cortege arrived and about 1200 of this number were unable to get into the church. The sermon at the church was delivered by Rev. George Greiss, Allentown, while prayer was offered by Rev. C. F. Althouse, Kintnersville. The scripture was read by Rev. George Haffer, Phillipsburg, N. J., the Dr. C. P. Swank, Phila., president of the Eastern Penna Synod of the Lutheran Church, spoke briefly, and U. A. Apple, Annville, secretary of the synod, read the obituary. More than a score of the members of the Eastern Penna Synod were in attendance. Miss Esther Hindenach, a member of the Durham congregation sang two solos, "Just As I Am" and "Crossing the Bar." Monday evening more than 250 persons viewed the body at Rev. Melchior's late residence and over 2000 persons passed by the bier yesterday. Six elders of the Durham, Springtown and Springfield congregations, of which veteran clergyman was pastor, acted as pallbearers consisted of the 12 deacons of the three congregations. The acting pall bearers were Alvin Pearson, Henry Cawley, Jacob Koder, Howard Sterner, Joseph Nicholas and William Gross. Interment was made in the Durham church cemetery.

Intelligencer September 13, 1928 REV. O. H. MELCHIOR DIES, AFTER LONG PASTORATE Springtown Minister Baptized Over 2700 Persons; Married 829 Couples: SPRNNGTOWN, Sept. 8-Rev O. H. Melchior, pastor of the Springfield Lutheran charge comprising three churches, died at his home yesterday after an illness lasting several weeks just a few months short of celebrating his golden anniversary as pastor of this charge. Mr. Melchior, who was in his eightieth year, was one of the most widely known and most respected clergymen of the county. His illness, a stroke of paralysis, came just a short time before the celebration of the fiftieth harvest home service of his pastorate. He was born in Bedminster township, December 23, 1848, and was a son of Tobias and Susanna Melchior. When he was two years of age, the family removed to Nockamixon township, As a young man he taught school for two years in Nockamixon township and two years at Durham. In 1871 he was graduated from the Doylestown English and Classical Seminary and then attended Lafayette for two years and Gettysburg College two years. He was graduated from Gettysburg College in 1876 and from the theological seminary of that institution in 1879. During his long pastorate at Springfield and Springtown he has baptized 2715 children and adults, united in marriage 829 couples and officiated at 1739 funerals. Memberships of his congregation are now three times as large as when he took charge in 1879. Mr. Melchior is survived by his widow ... [and] ... by four children, Montfort D. Melchior, of Lansdowne; Dr. William T. Melchior, Syracuse, N. Y.; Charles Melchior and Mrs. Floyd Rau, of Springtown and a number of grandchildren.

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[Source: Lutheranism in Bucks County, 1734-1934: Biographies of Pastors in Bucks County, page 149]

OLIVER H. MELCHIOR - (Aa: B. end R)
b. Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., s. Tobias and Susanna Melchior; early education at Doylestown and Lafayette Col., 1872-74; Gettysburg Col., 1876; Gettsyburg Sem., 1879; ord. East Pa., 1879; pastor. Springtown, Pa..(Durham, Springtown, Springfield, and Nockamixon for a time), Pa.. 1879-1728; well beloved by the people as shown by expressions on Anniversary services and at time of death: pastoral acts were 2715 baptisms, 829 weddings and 1739 funerals. m. 1880, a daughter of David and Sarah Montfort, Gettysburg: children--(Prof.) Monfort, (Prof.) William, Charles, and Mary (Mrs. Floyd Rau). d. 1928 and rests at Durham.

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[Source: History of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary of the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States and of the United Lutheran Church in America, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1826 - 1926, by Abdel Ross Wentz, Ph. D., D.D., page 461]

MELCHOR, OLIVER HOFFMAN, b. Bucks Co., Pa., Dec. 23, 1848; s. Tobias and Susanna (Hoffman) M.; stud. Lafayette Col.; A.B., Gbg. Col., 1876; grad. Gbg. Sem., 1879; lic. E. Pa. Syn., 1878; ord. same, 1879; pastor, Springtown, Pa., 1879- ; m. Mary Elizabeth Montfort, Oct. 14, 1880; children, David M., Wm. T., Chas. C., May S,; res., Springtown, Pa.

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[Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, edited by J. H. Battle, Chapter XLVI, 1887]

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - SPRINGFIELD.

OLIVER H. MELCHOR, clergyman, P.O. Springtown, was born December 23, 1848, in Bedminster township, but moved to Nockamixon township when but two and a half years old. He is a son of Tobias and Susanna Melchor, natives of Pennsylvania. His early life to the age of eighteen years was spent working on a farm in Bucks county, after which he attended the select school of David W. Hess for one year; this, with a liberal education from our public schools, enabled him at the age of 19 to teach school, which he did in Nockamixon for two years, and for two years longer at Durham. He was the first to organize a Sunday school at Melchor's school-house in Nockamixon which was known as the Melchor Sunday school, and another at the Monroe school-house, which was in Durham township. After this he entered the Doylestown English and Classical seminary, where after four terms he graduated in 1872, and entered the Lafayette college the same year, where he remained two years longer. He entered college at Gettysburg in 1875, and graduated in 1876, subsequently entering the Theological seminary at that place, where he took the full three years' course, and graduated in 1879. He then entered upon his duties as pastor, his charge embracing the Lutheran churches at Durham, Nockamixon, Springfield and Springtown. Mr. Melchor preaches both in English and German. He was married October 14, 1880, to Miss Mary E. Montfort, a native of Adams county, Pa. Their children are: David M., born December 12, 1881; William T., born May 6, 1884; and Charles C., born August 14, 1885. Mrs. Melchor was a graduate of the Millersville Normal school, and was principal at the Female seminary at Gettysburg. She taught school for several years in Adams county, and one year in Bucks county. Mr. Melchor is a strong prohibitionist, and has done much to promote the cause of temperance.

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[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 12 August 1999 by Karen Beyer]

Church Served Various Groups
August 12, 1999|by KAREN BEYER, The Morning Call
In the hamlet of Springtown, in the rolling hills of Springfield Township, Bucks County, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
The 265-member congregation has had celebratory brunches and dinners and a church picnic Aug. 1, but members also remain busy by helping those outside of their community.
It's a philosophy that keeps this little church humming with activity.
"A church is a living, breathing part of Jesus Christ. That needs to be reflected in the community." said the Rev. Phyllis Pelletier, church pastor.
In the past year, fund-raisers were held for flood and tornado victims and for the refugees in Kosovo.
Can collections are also under way to help a Hispanic church, "Iglesia Luterana Esperanza" in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia, so it can open this year.
"Our church has always been wonderful at taking care of those less fortunate," Pelletier said.
To keep funds flowing, a core group of church volunteers known as "The Bakers" meet the second Tuesday of every month to fill orders for their popular shoofly pies, Pelletier said.
"They've been baking for a long time," she said. "I don't even know when they started."
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Although Springtown had no organized Lutheran congregation or church building, by 1860 it had become a point of occasional preaching.
In 1871, Springtown had become a regular Lutheran preaching station.
That year, a group of people joined to form a church. They belonged to German Reformed, Evangelical, Lutheran, Mennonite and Presbyterian denominations.
They agreed to buy a lot owned by Addison J. Hess for $350 and raise funds to build Christ Church of Springtown.
According to a church history prepared by members, on a cloudy day in 1872, the cornerstone was laid. The stone contained a tin box containing a Bible, a copy of the charter, newspaper, money and a list of individuals who had paid 10 cents each toward the church's construction.
One year later, the church was dedicated and worship began.
In 1874 the Lutheran congregation was officially organized and joined the other churches in the Rev. William S. Emory's parish covering Nockamixon, Tinicum, Springfield and Durham.
Emery served the parish until 1879, when Springfield, Springtown and Durham withdrew from the five-church parish. The Rev. Oliver H. Melchor took over the duties of the newly formed church and continued to served until his death in 1928. He was the Springtown church's longest serving pastor.
In 1924, the Presbyterians and Mennonites discontinued services; when the Reformed congregation ended worship there, the Lutherans had sole use of the building.
The church continued to grow and modifications were made to the church's interior and exterior, most notably in 1944 when former Kutztown University professor and artist Henry W. Sharadin's interpretation in oil of Hoffman's "Christ in Gethsemane" was placed above the altar.
In 1963, under the leadership of the Rev. Edmund Bieber, the Springtown and Durham parish split with Springfield. In 1969, Springtown and Durham each voted to become separate, and in 1971, Christ Lutheran became sole owners of the church.
Pelletier came to Springtown in 1996.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: Aug 1850. 85 Oliver Melcher, son of Tobias and Susanna Melcher, listed as age 1

2. Census: 15 Jul 1870. 74 Listed as boarder living in Nockamixon Township with sister, Anna Maria Trauger and her husband, William Trauger

3. Communion: 26 Mar 1871, St Luke´s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Oliver H. Melchor and Josiah Melchor were listed as 'communicants at Nockamixon March 26, 1871'

4. Occupation: 1 Jan 1880-1 Jan 1892, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Pastor

5. Religion: Lutheran

6. Alt. Birth: 11 Sep 1928, Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 82

Oliver married Mary Elizabeth Montfort 2 on 14 Oct 1880 in "The Old Home" Near Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.2 Mary was born on 5 Apr 1851 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, died on 8 Nov 1931 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania86 at age 80, and was buried on 11 Nov 1931 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.86 The cause of her death was myocarditis and senility/arteriosclerosis.86 Another name for Mary was Mary E. Monfort.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 21 October 1930, Fifty Years Ago section]

Melcher--Monfort.--Oc. 14. by the Rev. John Jamison, assisted by Dr. Hay, the Rev. O.H. Melcher, of the Lutheran church at Kintnersville, Bucks county, to Miss Mary E. Monfort, of Gettysburg.

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[Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Including an Account of Its Original Exploration, edited by J. H. Battle, published by A. Warner & co., 1887, original from the University of Virginia, digitized Aug 24, 2007, page 1125]

Oliver H. Melchor, clergyman, P. 0. Springtown, was born December 23, 1848, in Bedminster township, but moved to Nockamixon township when but two and a half years old. He is a son of Tobias and Susanna Melchor, natives of Pennsylvania. His early life to the age of eighteen years was spent working on a farm in Bucks county, after which he attended the select school of David W. Hess for one year; this, with a liberal education from our public schools, enabled him at the age of 19 to teach school, which he did in Nockamixon for two years, and for two years longer at Durham. He was the first to organize a Sunday school at Melchor's school-house in Nockamixon which was known as the Melchor Sunday school, and another at the Monroe school-house, which was in Durham township. After this he entered the Doylestown English and Classical seminary, where after four terms he graduated in 1872, and entered the Lafayette college the same year, where he remained two years longer. He entered college at Gettysburg in 1875, and graduated in 1876, subsequently entering the Theological seminary at that place, when he took the full three years' course, and graduated in 1879. He then entered upon his duties as pastor, his charge embracing the Lutheran churches at Durham, Nockamixon, Springfield and Springtown. Mr. Melchor preaches both in English and German. He was married October 14, 1880, to Miss Mary E. Montfort, a native of Adams county, Pa. Their children are: David M., born December 12, 1881; William T., born May 6, 1884; and Charles C., born August 14, 1885. Mrs. Melchor was a graduate of the Millersville Normal school, and was principal at the Female seminary at Gettysburg. She taught school for several years in Adams county, and one year in Bucks county. Mr. Melchor is a strong prohibitionist, and has done much to promote the cause of temperance.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Dr. David Montfort Melchior 2 was born on 12 Dec 1881 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,2 was baptized on 12 Mar 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,87 died on 24 Jan 1956 in Lansdowne, Delaware, Pennsylvania at age 74, and was buried in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for David were David Montfort Melcher and87 Montfort Melchoir.88

         ii.  William Tobias Melchior 2 was born on 6 May 1884 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 13 Jul 1884 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,89 died on 13 Mar 1967 in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina47 at age 82, and was buried in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina (Tombstone In Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania) Next To First Wife, Carrrie.90,91 Another name for William was Will Melchior.

        iii.  Charles Cassat Melcher 92 was born on 14 Aug 1885,2,92 was baptized on 17 Oct 1885 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,92 and died on 6 Oct 1951 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania93 at age 66. Other names for Charles were Charles Cassat Melchior and2 Charles Cassatt Melchior.

7        iv.  Mary Susanna Melchior 2 (born on 20 Oct 1890 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania - died on 1 Aug 1975 in , , Pennsylvania)




15. Mary Elizabeth Montfort,2 daughter of David Montfort 94 and Sarah Elinor Thompson,95,96 was born on 5 Apr 1851 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, died on 8 Nov 1931 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania86 at age 80, and was buried on 11 Nov 1931 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.86 The cause of her death was myocarditis and senility/arteriosclerosis.86 Another name for Mary was Mary E. Monfort.

General Notes:

The following is a transcription by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., of a newspaper advertisement run on at least three occasions by Mary E. Montfort.

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), 2 August 1877]

SELECT SCHOOL _______________ Miss M.E. Montfort will open on September 17th, A SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES, In the room formerly occupied by Miss Fornoy, corner of Washington and High Streets, Gettysburg. All the branches usually comprising the courses of study in a YOUNG LADIES SEMINARY will be taught. Terms $12.00 per session of 12 weeks, one-half in advance. For particulars address Miss MARY E. MONTFORT, Gettys- burg, Pa. July 19, 1877

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[Source: The Star and Sentinel, 16 January 1879]

The Star and Sentinel Thursday Evening, Jan. 16, 1879

THE READING ROOM.__The room fitted up by the ladies for the young men, in Judge Wills' building on York street, is meeting a long felt want in this community. It is already pretty well supplied with attractive books, papers and magazines, to which additions are being constantly made by kind friends. The room is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hot coffee, free of charge, is furnished every night to all who wish it. All are welcome, the aim being to make all feel thoroughly at home. Miss Jennie Smith is President of the Ladies' association, Miss Mary Montfort Secretary, and Mrs. Emory Bair Treasurer. Any persons desiring to make contributions can send the same to Mrs. Bair. Books and Magazines can be sent either to the offices or to the room.
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[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

The wooden chest owned by John-Pierre Hannam, Sr., was, according to a typed note by Mary Rau, hand made by Reuben Culp's father on York Street, Gettysburg for Mary E. Montfort's "shirt waists". The Culp's lived next door to the Thompsons and Montforts and were good friends. Mary Montfort was Mrs. O.H. Melchior, John-Pierre Hannam's great grandmother. [see the reference below to Reuben Culp]

According to her obituary (source and date unknown), Mary died on "Sunday afternoon at her home from ailments incident to old age. She had been in failing health for some time but bedfast for only two weeks" (really one year). At the time of her death, again according to her obituary, she was survived by three sons (Charles, Montfort, and William T.) and one daughter (Mrs. Floyd Rau), eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Brief services were held at her home at 1:15 on Wednesday afternoon followed by continued services in the Durham Lutheran Church. She was interred in the cemetery adjoining the church. According to a second obituary (source and date unknown), she was "born near Gettysburg, educated in the public schools and at the Millersville Normal School." The obituary said she graduated from this school in 1847! This is impossible since she was not born until 1851. She taught school for several years. She married Oliver H. Melchior on 14 October 1880. This same obituary credits her as "one of the pioneer women who organized the Women's Missionary Society of the East Pennsylvania Synod and of the Easton Conference Woman's Missionary Society. She organized the Missionary Society of the Durham, Springfield, and Springtown Lutheran Churches. They were among the first organized in the Synodical Society, They are still flourishing societies today." A third obituary (source and date unknown) attributed the cause of her death to a stroke. However, someone (presumably my grandmother, Mary Rau) crossed the word "stroke" out with a pen. This obituary says she was born east of Gettysburg and that her family moved to a residence on York Street in Gettysburg a year or two before the Battle of Gettysburg.

Her great grandson, John-Pierre Marcel Hannam, Sr., has an article purportedly written by her entitled "Literary Culture In Our Common Schools."

Margaret Melchior Seylar wrote a book, "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln" which related stories Mary Monfort told her as a child about her experiences during the Battle of Gettysburg (John-Pierre Hannam has a piece of door frame from her home with a bullet embedded in it). Also, according to Margaret Seylar, Mary Montfort personally witnessed Abraham Lincoln delivering his Gettysburg Address (also in the book).

NOTE: According to Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins, in a letter to John-Pierre Hannam dated 24 March 1999, "Margaret's story of ME witnessing the G. Address is literary license, and Margaret used to laugh about it -- enhanced the book!"

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[Source: Household Record, Jerimiah and Rebecca Culp, 1880 Census]

At the 1880 Census, Reuben Culp was a 24-year old cabinetmaker living with his parents, Jerimiah and Rebecca Culp, and siblings next to Jacob Cassatt Thompson and his sisters, Jane and Maria and two doors down from Sarah E. (Thompson) Montfort and her two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Montfort and Jennie T. Montfort.

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[Source: Excerpt, Days of "Uncertainty and Dread", The Ordeal Endured by the Citizens of Gettysburg, by Gerald R. Bennet, date unknown, source of publication unknown, excerpt provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. by Janet Montfort Fenton]

NOTE: This is a somewhat fanciful account of the days immediately following the Battle at Gettysburg. Mr. Bennet took artistic license with the "facts" regarding Mary Elizabeth Montfort and her mother, Sarah, and sister, 'Jennie Ann'. Sarah Montfort and her daughters DID help wounded soldiers at Gettysburg. Sarah Montfort ran a boarding house as a way to make money so finding space for the wounded was probably no problem for her. However, Sarah Montfort's husband, David, had died in 1854 (he was never a soldier at Gettysburg) and Jennie Ann was in reality Jennie Thompson Montfort. Nevertheless, it is interesting because of the references to my ancestors. I can neither confirm nor dispute any other portions of Mr. Bennet's article.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 February 2003.

Here is the excerpt:

"Out of the shock emerged a new energy and purpose. Many of the women of the town turned to the humanitarian needs of the hour. The arriving wounded were taken into homes and given caring, if not professional, ministration. Neighbors, Mary McAllister and Nancy Weikert, hurried across Chambersburg Street to the Christ Lutheran Church and opened its doors to accommodate the arriving wounded. Both remained and assisted the surgeons until exhaustion and concern for personal safety forced them to return home later in the day. (22)

This was a scene that was repeated all over town as the need for space to treat the wounded opened more churches and public facilities. The miracle in all of this was the ability of these volunteer women to immediately overcome their natural repulsion to the mutilation and suffering of the wounded and perform such gruesome, but life sustaining work.

There was at least one exception that requires no apology. Twelve year old Mary Montfort accompanied her mother, Sarah, to a warehouse near the railroad to help with the wounded. Soon after arriving, Mary came across her own soldier/father lying conscious with a gaping hole in his side made by a shell fragment. He had fallen in battle, practically within sight of his home and family. Mary recorded the scene in her diary: "Father looked at me and said, "Mary Elizabeth," then he closed his eyes ... Mother told me to go home and take care of Grandma and Jennie Ann her little sister)." With nothing more than a final kiss bestowed upon her father's brow, Mary left and made her way home; trying to comprehend the pain and grief this battle had so suddenly bestowed upon her.(23)

Those women not involved directly in caring for the wounded turned to picking lint and preparing bandages. This activity was undertaken in groups gathered in private homes. It proved to be a vital resource for the doctors and served to take the women's minds off their own exposure to danger ... "

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[Source: "2 Getttysburg Girls" by Diana Loski, The Gettysburg Experience, November 2011, http://www.thegettysburgexperience.net/past_issue_headlines/2010/may2010/twogburggirls.html]

This account, like the one above, is somewhat fictionalized. As far as I know, Mary Montfort's father had died long before the Civil War and there is no family tradition of Mary ever meeting Abraham Lincoln. Whether she actually met him or touched his hand, I do not know. No doubt she saw him make his famous address -- who in Gettysburg did not? -- but there are no family stories of which I am aware in which she actually met him. Other parts of the account regarding the Montfort family appear to be based on truth. I cannot comment one way or another about the Ziegler family because I have no knowledge or relationship to them.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr,, 18 August 2012

Two mothers, who had been girls during the Battle of Gettysburg, often shared their experiences with their children and other family members of the younger generation. One of them, Lydia Zeigler Clare, remembered, "My children have long been urging me to give them in a short story my experience in the battle." The other, Mary Elizabeth Monfort Melchoir, affirmed that her children, and nieces and nephews, insisted that she write down such an important chapter of American history. These two Gettysburg girls, at ages 12 and 13 in 1863, have recorded their summer that year – a most unforgettable July if there ever was one.

Mary Elizabeth Montfort, aged 12 in 1863, lived west of town with her mother, her grandmother, and her younger sister, Jennie Ann, who was six years old. Her father was a soldier in the Army of the Potomac. He had been granted a short leave in early June, and had visited his family in Gettysburg. When he left to go back to the fight, Mary Elizabeth was broken hearted. "I miss Father," she wrote in her diary. She didn't know if she would ever see him again.

Lydia Zeigler, aged 13, was the youngest of six children. Her father, Emanuel Zeigler, worked at the Lutheran Seminary. The family lived in the main building, Schmucker Hall, on the first floor.

"I shall never forget the June afternoon when I stood on the Seminary steps with my parents," Lydia recalled, "to see a Confederate host marching in the Chambersburg Pike." The day was June 26, and General Early's Division of troops invaded the town, hoping to find provisions. Lydia thought that the Confederates were the most "ragged and unkempt set of men" she had ever seen. After being satisfied that no Union soldiers were near, Early's men continued on to the north and east, toward York. A few days later, Union soldiers, a detachment of General John Buford's cavalry, arrived. "We were glad," she wrote, "by seeing regiment after regiment of our own men come and encamp around us. We gave them a royal welcome."

The Zeiglers and other local families fed the soldiers some home-cooked meals, which the men greatly appreciated. "How well do I remember the happiness it gave me to hand out the cakes and pies that our kind mother made until late at night for those boys in blue," Lydia remarked.

On the night of June 30th, Lydia climbed into the cupola of the Seminary and noticed a string of campfires in the mountains to the west. She knew that they belonged to the Confederates. "In the near distance we could see a large circle of men engaged in prayer, and as the breezes came our way, we could hear their petitions which ascended to the Father in heaven for His protecting care on the morrow." Others were "singing with hearty good will, oblivious to the dangers threatening them." Many were patriotic songs, such as The Star Spangled Banner, which Lydia confessed she "loved to hear."

The next day, July 1, brought sounds of a different sort, sounds that were not so pleasant. The foreboding unrest gave way to the boom of cannon early in the morning, and filled the townspeople with terror. Eager to see the battle, Lydia crept outside from the safety of the Seminary building to the woods nearby. She was watching "an awe-inspiring scene, when a bullet flew so near my head that I could hear the whizzing sound it made." A signal officer from the cupola called to her to get out of harm's way, and she promptly obeyed, returning to the house.

Elizabeth Montfort and her family remained inside her home north of town while the battle raged around them. During the late afternoon, Confederate soldiers entered houses, looking for Union soldiers. Elizabeth remembered that they stuck their bayonets in woodpiles, in beds, ruining quilts and blankets, and even checking in chimney flues for anyone who might attempt to avoid capture. When the fighting died down, Mary Elizabeth and her mother headed to the train station where they heard that there were wounded soldiers.

At the train station, Mary Elizabeth saw a familiar face. It was her father. She knelt beside him and he opened his eyes. "Father looked at me," she remembered, "and said, 'Mary Elizabeth', and then he closed his eyes. He had been hit by a shell. There was a big hole in his side. Mother told me to go home and take care of Grandma and Jennie Ann." She kissed him and walked toward the door that led to Carlisle Street. It was the last time she would see her father alive. As she prepared to open the door, seeing the chaos outside, a soldier also watching the action in the streets warned her, "Look at that fighting, little girl. You'd better get out of here, fast."

The streets thronged with soldiers in blue and gray, as they hurried from the field of battle. Wounded men, men on horseback, and men on foot crowded the streets as to make them nearly impassable. Shells burst in the air and the crackle of musketry could be heard. Amazingly, Mary Elizabeth made it home to her grandmother and her younger sister. When she reached the house, she saw that their cow, Bessie, was hidden in the parlor to keep her from becoming contraband. The ruse worked, and the cow survived the battle and remained with the Montforts.

Unlike the Montforts, the Zeiglers chose not to stay in Gettysburg. As the Seminary filled with the wounded and the dying, Emanuel took his wife and children and fled to the village of Two Taverns, about five miles south of town. They remained there with friends until the battle ended.

When the Zeiglers returned three days later, they rode in a cart to the Round Tops, then walked the rest of the way home, a journey of three miles. "We decided to walk," Lydia recalled, "for the ground was thickly strewn with unexploded shells, which were likely to burst of struck." The walk took much longer than expected, as they met hundreds of wounded soldiers lying in their path, many of them without any food or water for days. The Zeiglers had been given several loaves of bread, and promptly fed the famished men. "I can picture to my mind even to this day my father and mother as they stood by these wounded men, father with his pocket knife cutting off pieces of the bread which my mother would have to put into the mouths of some who were too weak even to lift the bread to their lips, or take the water which we children carried from the little streams or springs nearby in cups made by fastening leaves together." She plaintively added, "Pen cannot describe the awful sights which met our gaze that day."

For Mary Elizabeth Montfort, the aftermath was equally dreadful. On July 4th she wrote in her diary, "Today is supposed to be a holiday, but it is a sad day for Gettysburg. No matter where you look, there are soldiers hurt and dying. There are [dead] horses everywhere. The terrible smell all through the town is worse than the time we found a dead rat behind the loose boards in the cellar."

Lydia Zeigler described similar horrors. "The dying and dead were all around us," she wrote. "We could count as high as twenty dead horses lying side by side. Imagine, If you can, the stench of one dead animal lying in the hot July sun for days. Here they were by the hundreds." Working all day ministering to the needs of the myriad wounded, it was night before they reached home. "Oh, what a homecoming!" Lydia lamented. "Everything we owned was gone – not a bed to lie on, not a change of clothing. Many things had been destroyed, and the rest had been converted to hospital purposes." Yet, like the Montforts, the Zeiglers' two cows were spared. The soldiers had used them for milk, and so they survived.
In the ensuing days, with over 20,000 wounded left behind in Gettysburg, the 2400 civilians were pressed into service until the train tracks could be repaired and fresh recruits could arrive in town to help with the wounded and the dying. "Many a poor fellow died within the first ten days after the battle for want of care and nourishing food," Lydia recalled.
In the Seminary, both Union and Confederate soldiers received care. Where Mary Elizabeth and her family provided aid, most of the unfortunates were Confederates, about 50 in all. "I met a soldier who was 16 years old," Mary Elizabeth remembered. "He kept asking for [cornmeal] mush and milk. We don't have any cornmeal to make mush. Another soldier kept asking me for pickles. We didn't have any but I knew that Mrs. Wagner had a whole shelf full in her cellar. She gave me some and I gave them to the soldier, who hid one under his pillow so he would have it to eat later on."
"Nights and days were alike spent in trying to alleviate the suffering of the wounded and dying," Lydia recalled. "How often did I receive the dying message of a father or husband to send to his loved ones whom he would never again meet on earth! I shall ever hold in sweet memory the repeatedly uttered, 'God bless you, my girl!' from poor fellows after receiving some little act of kindness had been shown them."

One particular event stood out in Lydia's memory. She saw an elderly couple, sitting, exhausted, outside the Seminary, about a week after the battle. When she asked if she could be of any assistance, the gentleman replied that they were from Chambersburg, looking for their son. He was the youngest of four, and the last one still surviving, as the other three had been killed in the war. When the parents heard that their Charlie had been in the Battle of Gettysburg, they were frantic with worry. They had walked the twenty-one miles from Chambersburg, as no other mode of transportation had been available. Lydia noticed that the mother held a satchel full of food and "dainties" that her Charlie liked.
Lydia took the couple into the Seminary and there they found their son, desperately wounded and "in a dying condition." Lydia's own heart broke as she watched the grief-stricken mother bend over her unconscious son and weep. "For a short time consciousness returned to Charlie, and he knew his parents." The next morning, the young soldier died and his parents returned to Chambersburg with their son's body to bury him at home.

Mary Elizabeth met Abraham Lincoln when he came to Gettysburg to deliver his famous oration. The Montforts, who had lost their father in the Battle of Gettysburg, were close to the dais and listened attentively to the President's words. Mary Elizabeth remembered scant applause after his speech, and the prompt end of the ceremony afterward. As Lincoln stepped down from the platform, Mary Elizabeth stood by the steps and looked into his face. He, too, returned her gaze. "Hello young lady," he said to the girl. "Who are you?" He reached to take her hand and she grasped his hand in her own. "I'm Mary Elizabeth," she said. She later acknowledged that her moment with the President was "the greatest moment in my life."

More great moments of life were in store for Mary Elizabeth and Lydia Zeigler, who lived to adulthood and enjoyed the years of motherhood and grandmotherhood. Both married ministers. Mary Elizabeth wed Pastor Oliver Melchoir from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and made her life in that part of the state. Lydia married Richard Clare on a much happier 4th of July than she had known at Gettysburg in the wake of the battle nine years earlier. The couple had six children, five of them boys; and all the sons became pastors like their father.

Perhaps Gettysburg, Pennsylvania proved to be a great training ground for these two Gettysburg girls, giving them ample experience in selflessness and work to ease the suffering of thousands in the most horrendous of circumstances one summer in 1863.

Sources: Clare, Lydia Catherine Zeigler, "A Gettysburg Girl's Story of the Great Battle." 1900, Gettysburg Civilian Accounts File, Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, PA. Mary Elizabeth Montfort Account, Gettysburg Civilian File, Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, PA.

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[Source: Peter C. Vermilyea, The Effect of the Confederate Invasion of Pennsylvania on Gettyburg's African American Community, http://www.gdg.org/Gettysburg%20Magazine/gburgafrican.html]

... The departure of much of the black community had an effect on the economic life of Gettysburg. Twelve-year old Mary Elizabeth Montfort wrote:

Today we saw Aunt Beckie. She is the colored lady who helps mother with the wash. Jennie and I love Aunt Beckie. She and some other colored people were pulling wagons or pushing wheel barrows and carrying big bundles 'Yo ol' Aunt Beckie is goin' up into de hills. No rebel is gonna catch me and carry me back to be a slave again. [43]
Rebecca Johnson's departure would leave Mrs. Montfort without a servant to help with the household chores ...

[43] Mary Elizabeth Montfort, "How a Twelve-Year Old Girl Saw Gettysburg, ACHS.

[Source: African Americans and the Gettysburg campaign, James M. Paradis, Contributor, Martin Gordon, Published by Scarecrow Press, 2005, ISBN 0810850303, 9780810850309, page 31]

Mr. Paradis recounts the same story from above using almost all the same words. However, in Notes on page 51, he questions the veracity of this story and states:

9. Mary Elizabeth Montfort, "How a Twelve-Year-Old Girl Saw Gettysburg," Montfort file, Adams County Historical Society [hereafter ACHS]. (The accuracy of this account, recorded many years after the fact, has been questioned by many.)

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[Source: Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Museum Shop, http://www.shriverhouse.org/Lem_Snyders_Cow.html]

NOTE: The following is the text accompanying an advertisement for a drawing, "Lem Snyder's Cow" by Amy Lindenberger. I have included it here because it mentions a purported diary entry by my great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Montfort Melchior.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 August 2012

Lem Snyder's Cow

"Lem Snyder's Cow"
By Amy lindenberger
Print: 7.25" x 6.25"

A charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and most notably known for her portrait work, Amy Lindenberger has produced a beautifully detailed sketch depicting Lem Snyder's Cow.

During the Civil War, when either army would enter an area, local residents knew that any livestock they didn't send away or hide, would be confiscated. This could create quite a hardship for a family, and civilians sometimes found creative solutions for this problem. Twelve-year-old Gettysburg resident Mary Elizabeth Montfort gave the following account in her diary in 1863:

"Lem Snyder brought a pail of fresh milk to the house. Lem explained to Mother when he heard the Rebels coming into town he took Bessie and tied her in the parlor. She's been there ever since".

Price: $12.95
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[Source: Margaret S. Creighton, The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Forgotten History: Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil War's Defining Battle, Published by Basic Books, 2006, ISBN 0465014577, 9780465014576, page 199, Women and Remembrance]

To some people, the eclipsing of women's work in the public record was appropriate and seemly. To others it was regrettable. Just after the turn of the century, a local historian described the dismissal of women as a "neglect of oblivion that has enshrouded the deeds heroic of hundreds of maids and matrons of Gettysburg and vicinity," and another, a speaker at a Gettysburg Memorial Day address in 1898, called on his audience not to forget "the patriotic women of our land- who had, in the war, encouraged, cheered, nursed, raised money, and been tender in grief. He suggested a monument to women, leaning toward" a monument to fallen sons, "as if to support it." Another woman regretted that there "was never any record made by either State or Federal Government of the services" of women "-unknown and unrecognized."41

Rarely, a battle survivor put herself forward in print, to ask publicly why women like her had been so decidedly bypassed. Mary Montfort Melchior had been a young girl during the battle, and in 1886 she had a question for those who would ignore the work she and others performed. Why was it, she wondered, that people knew Gettysburg only by the names of Wade and Burns? Jennie Wade, she said, "was not the only woman who baked bread for the hospitals during the hours of the battle. But she lost her life in the act, and was immortalized; the others saved their lives for future work for the cause and are nameless." And as for John Burns-why, there were "women as old as John Burns" who went from house to house caring for injured men. Did a citizen have to shoulder a musket in order to be acknowledged? In questioning a society that made soldiers and shooting the highest measure of significance, Melchior stood up for all the forgotten civilians of Gettysburg. But she had especially harsh words for the people who dismissed women. Local women had done everything asked of them, and more. "Did their work," she wondered, "count as nothing?"42

41. The Star and Sentinel, 18 May 1876; 10 July 1879
42. AME Zion Leader's Minutes, 2 February 1878, private collection; The Compiler, 27 October 1896; The Star and Sentinel, October 1896

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[Source: Annette Melchior Lembke, September 1994]

The following is a memoir, written by Annette Melchior Lembke in 1994. that relates some of the experiences of her grandmother and great-grandmother in Gettysburg as told to her by her grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Montfort. Annette's daughter, Carol Lembke-Jenkins, provided a copy of this memoir to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., on 20 September 2014. Mr. Hannam scanned it and converted it to digital format, making a few corrections (spelling and typographical) as provided below.

OUR GETTYSBURG HERITAGE

My grandmother Melchior was a twelve year old girl living in Gettysburg at the time of the battle. We grandchildren loved to listen to her stories of the battle. I shall try to record a few that I remember.

But first - - How did her family happen to be in this small town, of less than three thousand people, at that time? Grandma's maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Montfort. Family records show that the Monforts and Cassatts, French Huguenots, fled to Holland in the late 1500's. They, and the Dutch Brinkerhoffs, came to New Amsterdam between the 1630's and 1660's. Their lives are another fascinating story! Over the years the families intermarried. Before the Revolution their descendents migrated westward in Pennsylvania and settled in and around Gettysburg in Adams County. The Thompsons arrived from Ireland in 1774. These are Grandma's 4 family lines. In 1850 David Monfort married Sarah Thompson. They had two children, my grandmother Mary Elizabeth, and Jennie, a year younger, who never married. David died in 1854, leaving a young widow with two very small daughters. To earn a living Sarah took in boarders. Fortunately, she had her mother and several uncles and aunts to make an extended and helpful family. Now we will skip to early July, 1863.

Grandma never told us of the terrible bloodshed and horrors of the battle. It was mainly what the family did.

When rumors spread that the Confederates were near Gettysburg, the miller who supplied his customers with flour told them that he would give each family a barrel of flour. If they used it, or saved it, they could pay him later. If it was confiscated (by the Rebels) it would be his loss. So, Great-Grandma Monfort received a barrel of flour which was put to good use! Grandma's family lived in a small brick house on York Street which was a main thorofare. There was a "cellar kitchen" with a big fireplace and oven, for summer cooking, as well as a regular kitchen on the first floor, with bedrooms on the second floor.

When they heard the cavalry coming, the girls ran to an upstairs window to watch. Leading the cavalry was a "dashing" (as Grandma always said) Confederate officer. When he saw the girls, he took off his plumed hat and bowed to the little girls!! That was their introduction of what was to come. Later, they wondered if he had survived.
The village of Gettysburg was completely unprepared for the terrible battle which left thousands of wounded and dead. The railroad station, the few schools, and the churches were converted into makeshift hospitals. When they were quickly filled, almost every home took in as many wounded (both Union and Confederate) as they could. The first floor of Great-Grandma's house was converted into a mini-hospital after the battle.
During the battle, several aunts who lived nearby joined Great-Grandma and her little girls in the cellar-kitchen. At night they baked bread in the fireplace oven, which quickly disappeared in the morning! According to Grandma, hungry soldiers, apparently attracted by the delicious smell of baking bread, lined up begging for some.

At one time, during the day, there was an apparent lull in the fighting. Great-Grandma went upstairs to investigate any damage. She had barely passed by the front door, When -- whiz--a shell came thru! Seconds later, and she would have been killed! Needless to say, she made a hasty retreat to the cellar. (My father acquired the piece of the door with the shell hole. Carol now has it.) Again during a lull in the fighting, the chimney was hit. Many years later Grandma learned what happened. She was returning on the train from Springtown and sat next to a man who had been their next door neighbor in Gettysburg. He had been a Union soldier defending his home town. Their houses were very close together with the chimneys almost adjoining. One day, during a lull, he was on a hill from which he could see his home. He told his mates - who did not believe him: "I'll show you" he said as he fired his gun. He was a good shot - but hit the chimney of the Monfort home instead of his own!!!

When the battle was over, and it was safe to go out, Grandma and Aunt Jennie carried food and whatever was needed from home to the nearby Presbyterian Church where they worshipped. They wrote letters (in their childish hand) for the wounded, read the letters that came to the soldiers, and did any little thing they could; often just talking to them. We grandchildren loved Grandma's "Pickle Story", poignant as it was. A very young, desperately wounded soldier asked for a pickle! The doctor, knowing he was dying, agreed. So, Grandma ran home and came back with a big fat pickle. The grateful soldier took a bite. When Grandma returned the next day, the soldier was gone. Under his pillow, half of the pickle was found! He was "saving it", not knowing he would die that night.

Grandma would laugh and cry over that little incident, but it impressed a twelve year old enough to remember it all those years, to tell it to her grandchildren. The girls continued to help, however they could, in caring for the wounded in their home. During the battle and for a long time afterward, they were kept busy - far beyond their years --in alleviating pain and suffering and cheering the patients.

That fall, President Lincoln came to Gettysburg to speak at the dedication of the new military cemetery. It has become one of America's most memorable speeches: The Gettysburg Address (reread it now). The adults in the family went, but the girls were considered too young to go. They were allowed to stand on the steps of the Presbyterian Church, where a few months earlier they had helped the wounded soldiers, to watch Mr. Lincoln pass enroute to the cemetery. The girls always remembered his waving to them as he passed by! Before the battle they were waved to by a Confederate officer. Later, they were waved to by Mr. Lincoln! Mr. Lincoln worshiped in that church, either before or after, the address. The pew he sat in is still preserved even tho' the church has undergone several renovations.

The military cemetery is adjacent to the very old civilian cemetery known as Evergreen Cemetery. They are divided by an old, low stone wall. Great Grandpa Monfort (1854), Great Grandma Monfort (1908), Aunt Jennie, plus other long-gone relatives lie close to that wall, and not far from the scene of the famous address. When you go to Gettysburg look them up!

Soon after the battle, Dorothea Dix came to inspect the medical care given the soldiers. Cousin Margaret had the letter Miss Dix wrote to Great-Grandma, complimenting her on the fine care she gave the soldiers. Among the wounded she had cared for was the son of Harriet Beecher Stowe ("Uncle Tom's Cabin") and a Capt. Monfort from a town in Orange County, N.Y. (New Paltz, I think). They discovered they were second cousins! For years after the war, many soldiers from both sides held reunions in Gettysburg. Thanks to Capt. Monfort, the "Orange Men" made Great-Grandma's home headquarters for them and their families and became friends. They kept in touch with her for a long time. She kept a notebook where, year after year, these men registered for themselves and their families. She often cooked for them and kept a strict accounting.

From 1852 to 1864 she kept a ledger of income and expenses - that I have . She had no training in bookkeeping, so often income and outgo are mixed together, but it is a fascinating record of costs in those days!! She also recorded her boarders (college boys), when they came, how much they paid, what they owed, etc. Among expenses she not only listed food (meat, fruit, and vegetables from local farmers) but cooking utensils and dishes; garden tools; material for clothes and dressmaker costs; shoes; church; etc. One item I found that was dated April 8, 1854 -"Funeral Expenses" $7.35!! That was for her young husband David. Undoubtedly other records followed, for as long as she took in boarders.

For those of you who have read cousin Margaret Seylors' "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln", a childs supplementary reading book, know that it is based on Grandma's stories. However, Mary Elizabeth's father did not die in the war - he died in 1854. As Margaret told me, she was writing a children's book, using the basic stories but embellishing them, for her needs. It was not meant to be a "family history".
The house on York Street was in the family nearly 60 years, but when it was sold, none of the family lived in the immediate area, so the property passed from one stranger to another. I had been there and seen it at different times, but when Carol visited in 1981, the house had been razed and the land converted into additional parking for a fire station. Such is Progress!!!

Some of the relatives lived in Hunterstown, near Gettysburg, and are buried in the old Church Graveyard there. There is also the "Old Dutch Graveyard" near Gettysburg where many Brinkerhoffs and quite a few Cassatts are buried: Many graves there have Revolutionary War markers on them. Our early ancestors were real patriots. Several were active in local government of Adams County before the revolution. A few Thompsons are buried in a small family cemetery near Gettysburg which is difficult to find.

Gettysburg is a big part of our family heritage. If you have never been there - do plan to go! In addition to reliving the battle, do visit the graves of our Cassatt, Brinkerhoff, Monfort and Thompson ancestors - going back into the 1700's. Thanks to them, we are here today!!!!

Annette Lembke
September 1994

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[Source: Descendants of Tobias Melchior and Susanna Hoffman, compiled by Grace M. Sassaman, 1989]

"Her last words before she died were 'Turn me over, Thank you'."

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NOTE: The following obituary, published in the Gettysburg Star and Sentinel on 14 November 1931, contains several factual errors including the name of her father (it was David Montfort) and her middle initial (it was E. for Elizabeth).
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 September 2005

[Source: Star and Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 14 November 1931]

Mrs. Mary Melchoir
Mrs. Mary A. Monfort Melchoir, 80, native of Adams county and a former resident of Gettysburg, died at her home in Springtown, Bucks county, Sunday, from the effects of a stroke. She was a daughter of the late Isaac and Sarah Monfort, and was born east of Gettysburg. The family moved to Gettysburg, occupying the house now occupied by William Adair, York street, a year or two before the battle of Gettysburg. The Rev. Mr. Melchoir was graduated from Gettysburg college and the Lutheran theological seminary here. After graduating from seminary, he went to Springtown, where he preached 45 years. He died several years ago. Mrs. Melchoir is survived by three sons, Monfort Melchoir, William Melchoir and Charles Melchoir and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Rau.
Funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home with burial at Springtown.

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, 7 July 1932]

Mrs. Mary Montford Melchor, widow of the late Rev. O.H. Melchor, of Springtown, divided her estate among her four children, but directed that a son, D. Montford Melchor, serve as the executor. Mrs. Melchor, who died November 8, left a personal estate of $7,000.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: 97 Lived in Gettysburg through the Battle

2. Fact 2: 97 Margaret Seylar: Wrote book "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln" based on stories told by Mary Elizabeth Montfort Melchior as an old lady

3. Fact 3: 98 Born in her grandfather's house "outside of Gettysburg"

4. Occupation: Aug 1874, , Adams, Pennsylvania. 99 Appointed teacher at Rocky Grove school

5. Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 35 Living with daughter, Mary and husband, Floyd Rau in Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Mary married Oliver Hoffman Melchior 2,15,48,50,51,52 on 14 Oct 1880 in "The Old Home" Near Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.2 Oliver was born on 23 Dec 1848 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,2,15,78,79 died on 7 Sep 1928 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania15,79,80 at age 79, and was buried on 12 Sep 1928 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.81 The cause of his death was myocarditis/atherosclerosis and senility.82 Other names for Oliver were Oliver Melcher,50,51 O. H. Melchor,83 Oliver Melchor, and84 Oliver H. Melchor.

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24. Adam Rau,17,18,58,59,60 son of Conrad Rau 17,18,59,60 and Catharina Luckenbach,17,18,58,59,60,100 was born on 10 Jun 1825 in Schoenersville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,58,61,62 died on 8 Jan 1906 in or near Allentown, Pennsylvania58,61,62 at age 80, and was buried after 8 Jan 1906 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.61,62 Other names for Adam were J. Adam Rau and John Adam Rau.

General Notes:

[Source: Dale Berger, Rau_From_Dale_Berger.GED]

Possibly named John A. Rau or John Adam Rau (Cindy Long).

Adam Rau was married to Ellen Gangawere by Pastor F. Schultz. Their marriage announcement appeared in the 10 July 1851 edition of the "Jugend Freund" newspaper in Allentown, PA.

In the 1870 census, Adam Rau, age 40 a carpenter, was living in the second ward of Bethlehem, PA with his mother, Catharine Rau age 79, and sister, Caroline Opp age 50. The head of the household was listed as Milton H. Derr, age 29 a sewing machine agent, who was living there with his wife, Sarah C. age 26 and one son, Edward age 6. However, the real estate, valued at $6,000, was apparently owned by Adam Rau. Adam's wife and children were not listed in this household. His wife may have died before 1870 and the children may have been living with guardians. It is also possible that Adam was visiting in Bethlehem on the day the census was taken and his wife and children could be listed elsewhere in the census.
(1870 census, Northampton Co., PA, Bethlehem, p. 293, house #155)

In Union/West End Cemetery, Allentown, PA, there is a tombstone for a "J. Adam Rau, born 10 June 1825 and died 8 January 1906". Buried next to him is a "Susanna Rau, born 14 December 1838 and died 6 February 1910", who is probably his wife. This may or may not be Adam Rau, son of J. Conrad Rau.

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The following indicates that Adam Rau was a carpenter. Other information I have on him indicates that he was a tailor.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 January 2006

[Source: Allentown, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1885]

Name: Adam Rau
Residence Year: 1885
Street Address: 416 N 7th
Residence Place: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Carpenter
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[Source: Allentown, Pennsylvania Directories, 1887]

Name: Adam Rau
City: Allentown
State: PA
Occupation: Carpenter
Year: 1887
Location 2: 316 Lehigh
Wife: Susan

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[Source: Allentown, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1894]

Name: Adam Rau
Residence Year: 1894
Street Address: 751 Church Alley
Residence Place: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Carpenter
Wife: Susanna

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[Source: findagrave.com]

J. Adam Rau

Birth: Jun. 10, 1825
Death: Jan. 8, 1906

Burial: Union-West End Cemetery Allentown Lehigh County Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Judy nee Ritter Martens
Record added: Aug 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75764965

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: 2 Jun 1880, Upper Milford, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 101 Currier (one who treats, works with, or fashions tanned leather)

2. Fact 1: Lived in Catasauqua - followed trade of Tailor

3. Fact 2: Possibly named John A. Rau or John Adam Rau

4. Fact 3: Zion Church baptismal records indicate father of William Adam Rau as John A. Rau

5. Fact 4: Cindy Long: According to Dale Berger, no proof that Adam was Conrad's son

6. Fact 5: Obituary stated he was a carpenter

7. Fact 6: Obituary of Susanna Rau (second wife) stated he was a shoemaker

8. Fact 7: Obituary listed only three children (Mrs. Annie Patterson, Edward Rau, William Rau)

9. Occupation: 102 Tailor

10. Residence: Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.

11. Alt. Birth: Abt 1819, Pennsylvania. 17,18,60,61

12. Alt. Birth: Abt 1830, Shoenersville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 61

Adam married Susanna \\ 61,101 before 2 Jun 1880.101 Susanna was born on 14 Dec 1838 in Pennsylvania, died on 6 Feb 1910 at age 71, and was buried after 6 Feb 1910 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.61 Another name for Susanna was Susanna Rau.

General Notes:

This is probably the Susanna Rau, wife of Adam Rau, who died in 1910 and who I have (probably incorrectly) listed as the second wife of Adam Rau, my ancestor.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 April 2008

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Susanna Rau

Birth: Dec. 14, 1838
Death: Feb. 6, 1910

w/o J. Adam Rau

Burial: Union-West End Cemetery Allentown Lehigh County Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Judy nee Ritter Martens
Record added: Aug 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75764979

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: 61 Died at residence of Charles Baudot, 1010 4th St., Catasaqua, PA

2. Fact 2: 61 Died at the age of 71 years, 1 month

3. Fact 3: 61 Listed as widow of J. Adam Rau, shoemaker, who died four years ago

Adam next married Mary Ellen Gangawere 58,61,62 about 19 Jul 1851 in or near Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.61.,62 Mary was born in 18181,58 and died after 1857.58 Other names for Mary were Ellen Gangawere, Mary Gangawere,17,18,61 Ella Gangewehre 61., and65

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Officiant: 61 Married by Pastor F. Schultz

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Annie Rau was born on 18 Apr 1852 in Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 1 Aug 1852 in Baptized As Anna Catharina Rau At Zion Church, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,61 and died on 19 Jan 1951 at age 98. Other names for Annie were Anna C. Rau and103 Anna Catharina Rau.

12       ii.  William Adam Rau 17,18,29 (born on 2 Oct 1853 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania - died on 24 Oct 1934 in Hellertown, Northampton, Pennsylvania)

        iii.  Edward Rau was born on 27 Dec 1854 in Pennsylvania,61 was baptized on 27 Jan 1855 in Zion Church, Allentown, PA (Sponsored By His Parents),61 and died after Oct 1934. Another name for Edward was Edward Franklin Rau.

         iv.  Thomas Edward Rau was born on 10 Dec 1856,61 was baptized on 28 Dec 1856 in Zion Church, Allentown, PA, (Sponsored By Edwin Miller & Fayanna),61 and died after Oct 1934. Another name for Thomas was Thomas Freeman Rau.


25. Mary Ellen Gangawere 58,61,62 was born in 18181,58 and died after 1857.58 Other names for Mary were Ellen Gangawere, Mary Gangawere,17,18,61 Ella Gangewehre 61., and65

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Her full name may have been Mary Ellen Gangawere

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[Source: Cindy Long]

Zion Church baptismal records for her children give mother's name as Ellen

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[Source: 1860 Census]

Joseph and Angeline Gangwer, living in Allentown, had two children in the household with the name of Rau (Anna age 8 and Thomas age 5). These dates match somewhat with the children of this family so it is possible that they were the children of Adam and Ellen Rau and that Joseph was a brother of Ellen.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 November 2006

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 3 Aug 1850. A Maria Gangawere was living in the house of Charles Klemmer in Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania

Mary married Adam Rau 17,18,58,59,60 about 19 Jul 1851 in or near Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.61.,62 Adam was born on 10 Jun 1825 in Schoenersville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,58,61,62 died on 8 Jan 1906 in or near Allentown, Pennsylvania58,61,62 at age 80, and was buried after 8 Jan 1906 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.61,62 Other names for Adam were J. Adam Rau and John Adam Rau.


26. Henry Amandus Scholl,70 son of David Scholl 70 and Mary Scholl,104 was born on 22 Apr 1828 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,70 died on 3 Oct 1905 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania70 at age 77, and was buried after 3 Oct 1905 in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.70 Other names for Henry were Henry Scholl,70 and105 Henry Amadeus Scholl.

General Notes:

[Source: Ancestry.com, Karen Cox, Member Stories, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/30717342/person/12320248146/story/d5027fbb-7e83-422b-a1b4-8661c51f6a09?otid=53838629&opid=13576114533&pg=32782&pgpl=pid]

Henry Amadeus Scholl 1828-1905
1921 , Pennsylvania

Henry Amadeus Scholl was the third child of David Schoul and his wife and cousin Mary Scholl. He nry was born in Salisbury Township, Lehigh Co, PA, April 22, 1828, died in same township, October 3, 1905, buried at Fairview Cemetery, Allenton.

Henry married within the year 1850-1851 by Rev. Joshua Yeager to Adeline Moyer (Meyer), daughter of Peter and Catherine (Gangenwehr) Moyer, born in South Whitehall Township, January 20, 1831, died October 2, 1908.

Henry was a farmer in Salisbury Township, owing the homestead of his father adjoining which is known as Aineyville in the borrow of South Allentown, which is now (1921) owned and occupied by his grandson James A. Scholl. Henry and Adeline had six children.

The Will of Henry Scholl was made August 13, 1902 and proved October 17, 1905. It named the heirs as son Augustus H. Scholl, the children of George P. Scholl, a son deceased, Mary Ann wife of Deceased son George P., daughter Tillie wife of William Rau of Fountain Hill, Bethlehem, daughter Annie C., wife of John Lynn, son John W. Scholl of Ohio, and made wife Adeline and son Augustus executors.

Karen Cox added this on 22 Aug 2012
from: Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy by John William Scholl

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[Source: Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy: The Colonial Branches by John William Scholl, 1930, page 653]

HENRY AMANDUS4 SCHOLL (David3, Jacob2, Balthasar1), born in Salisbury township, Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, April 22, 1828: died in same township, October 3, 1905, buried at Fairview Cemetery, Allentown: married within the year 1850-1 by Rev. Joshua Yaeger to Adaline Moyer (Meyer), daughter of Peter and Catherine (Gangenwehr) Moyer, born in South Whitehall township, January 20, 1831: died October 2, 1908. He was a farmer in Salisbury township, owning the homestead of his father adjoining what is known as Aineyville in the boro of South Allentown, which is now (1921) owned and occupied by his grandson James A. Scholl.

Issue:
i Matilda Scholl, b. November 27, 1852: m. William Rau.
ii George P. Scholl, b. September 4, 1856: m. Mary Ann Lorash.
iii Augustus H. Scholl, b. July 19, 1859: m. (1) Mary Jane Knecht: m. (2) Aquilla Rudolph.
iv Annie Scholl, b. November 10, 1862: m. John Lynn.
v John W. Scholl, b. January , 1864: m. Imogene Snell.
vi Jane Scholl, b. August 24, 1867: d. March 9, 1874.

The Will of Henry Scholl was made August 13, 1902 and proved October 17, 1905. It named the heirs as son Augustus H. Scholl, the children of George P. Scholl, a son deceased, Mary Ann wife of deceased son George P., daughter Tillie wife of William Rau of Fountain Hill, Bethlehem, daughter Annie C., wife of John Lynn, son John W. Scholl of Ohio, and made wife Adaline and son Augustus executors.
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[Source: 1790-1870 Pennsylvania Census Index]

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#
1870 SCHOLL HENRY Lancaster County PA 242 3w.Lancaster 211 D. Federal Population Schedule PA 1870 Federal Census Index PA53132159
1820 SCHOLL HENRY Bucks County PA 051 Richland Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1820 Federal Census Index PAS2a1101373
1830 SCHOLL HENRY Bucks County PA 085 Doylestown Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1830 Federal Census Index PAS3a1624972
1840 SCHOLL HENRY Schuylkill County PA 194 Pottsville Federal Population Schedule PA 1840 Federal Census Index PAS4a2288462
1840 SCHOLL HENRY * Franklin County PA 146 Chambersburg Borough Federal Population Schedule PA 1840 Federal Census Index PAS4a2288463
1850 SCHOLL HENRY Lehigh County PA 043 Upper Milford Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1850 Federal Census Index PAS6a2549478
1850 SCHOLL HENRY Bucks County PA 092 Buckingham Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1850 Federal Census Index PAS6a2549479
1850 SCHOLL HENRY Perry County PA 380 Tyron Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1850 Federal Census Index PAS6a2549480
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Civil War Research Database

Name State Served Enlist Date Enlist Rank Enlist Age Enlist Place Army
Henry Scholl Connecticut 25 August 1862 Priv union
Henry Scholl Pennsylvania 31 December 1863 Corpl union
Henry Scholl New York 03 May 1861 Priv 31 Brooklyn, NY union
Henry Scholl New York 06 May 1861 Priv 22 New York City, NY union
Henry Scholl New York 11 November 1863 Priv 31 Buffalo, NY union
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[Source: 1860 United States Federal Census]

Household of Henry Scholl

Henry Scholl Salisbury, Lehigh, PA 32 1827 Male
Adline Scholl Salisbury, Lehigh, PA 28 1831 Female
Antilla Scholl Salisbury, Lehigh, PA 7 1852 Female
George P Scholl Salisbury, Lehigh, PA 3 1856 Male
Augustus H SchollSalisbury, Lehigh, PA 11.12 Male
Washington Muse Salisbury, Lehigh, PA 22 1837 Male
Elizabeth Weaver Salisbury, Lehigh, PA 14 1845 Female

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Abt 1828. 70,105 Pennsylvania

2. Census: 17 Aug 1850. 105 Salsburg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

3. Occupation: 17 Aug 1850. 105 Tobacconist

Henry married Adelaine Moyer (Myers) in 1852 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Adelaine was born on 20 Jan 1831 in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania,70 died on 1 Oct 1908 in 728 Turner Street, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania106 at age 77, and was buried on 5 Oct 1908 in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.106 The cause of her death was chronic gastritis (six months).106 Other names for Adelaine were Adline Moyer,107 Adaline Moyer or Meyer,70 Adeline Myers, Adaline Scholl,106 Adeline (Moyer) Scholl, and Adiline Myer Scholl.67

Marriage Notes: Married by Rev. Joshua Yeager (1802 - 1888)

Marriage

Date
1852
Location
Lehigh Co, PA
to Henry Amadeus Scholl
Description
Married by Rev Yeager as listed in the book "Memoirs of Rev. Joshua Yeager by A. R. Horne, D.D.1802-1888" published in 1889

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Officiant: Between 1850 and 1851. 70 Rev. Joshua Yaeger

2. Alt. Marriage: Between 1850 and 1851, Pennsylvania. 70

Children from this marriage were:

13        i.  Antilla M. Scholl 30 (born on 27 Nov 1852 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania - died on 31 May 1924 in 808 Seneca Street, Fountain Hill, Northampton, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  George P. Scholl 70 was born on 4 Sep 1856 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,65 died on 12 Jul 190170 at age 44, and was buried in Morgenland Cemetery (cemetery at East Salisbury Jerusalem Union Church, Near The South Bethlehem-South Allentown Road).108 Another name for George was George Paul Scholl.12

        iii.  Augustus H. Scholl 70 was born on 19 Jul 1859 in Pennsylvania,109 died on 8 Oct 1931 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania109 at age 72, and was buried on 12 Oct 1931 in Eastern Salisbury Cemetery (also known as Morgenland Cemetery), Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.109 The cause of his death was apoplexy/arterioscerosis.109 Another name for Augustus was August H. Scholl.109

         iv.  Annie Scholl 70 was born on 10 Nov 186270 and died after 13 Aug 1902.70

          v.  John W. Scholl 70 was born in Jan 186470 and died in 1947 in Canaan, , Ohio at age 83.

         vi.  Jane Scholl 70 was born on 24 Aug 1867,70 died on 9 Mar 187470 at age 6, and was buried after 9 Mar 1874 in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Another name for Jane was Jane A. Scholl.




27. Adelaine Moyer (Myers), daughter of Peter Moyer 70,107 and Catherine Gangenwehr,70 was born on 20 Jan 1831 in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania,70 died on 1 Oct 1908 in 728 Turner Street, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania106 at age 77, and was buried on 5 Oct 1908 in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.106 The cause of her death was chronic gastritis (six months).106 Other names for Adelaine were Adline Moyer,107 Adaline Moyer or Meyer,70 Adeline Myers, Adaline Scholl,106 Adeline (Moyer) Scholl, and Adiline Myer Scholl.67

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Adeline Moyer Scholl

Birth: Jan. 20, 1831
Death: Oct. 2, 1908

Family links: Spouse: Henry A. Scholl (1828 - 1905) *

* Reverse Relationships:] body=[This relationship was not directly added to this memorial. Rather, it is calculated based on information added to the related person's memorial. For example: if Joe Public is linked to Jane Public as a spouse, a reciprocal link will automatically be added to Jane Public's memorial. ] fade=[on] fadespeed=[.09]" class="fakeLink"Calculated relationship

Burial: Fairview Cemetery Allentown Lehigh County Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Decal Record added: Oct 25, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16319811

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Death: 2 Oct 1908. 70

Adelaine married Henry Amandus Scholl 70 in 1852 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Henry was born on 22 Apr 1828 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,70 died on 3 Oct 1905 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania70 at age 77, and was buried after 3 Oct 1905 in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.70 Other names for Henry were Henry Scholl,70 and105 Henry Amadeus Scholl.


28. Tobias Melchor, son of Jacob Melcher 15,110 and Anna Maria Strauss,15,110,111,112,113,114 was born on 2 Mar 1813 in Palatinate, Germany?,115 died on 21 Sep 1883 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania98,115,116 at age 70, and was buried about 21 Sep 1883 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.117 Other names for Tobias were Tobias Melcher, Tobias Melchior, Tobias Walker Melchior 50,51., and110

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., .18 October 2014]

This gentleman, my great-great-grandfather, has been a perpetual tease for me -- and a source of great frustration -- since I began researching my family tree. My second-cousin, Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, provided most of what I know about him but even her knowledge is limited and speculative. For years, probably based on the 1860 census, we assumed that his name was Tobias Walker Melchor (also spelled Melcher or Melchior). However, I believe I have conclusively eliminated the Walker part of his name (see below for the 1860 census information).

We also assumed he was the son of Jacob Melcher and Anna Maria Strauss but truthfully have no proof of that. I have been unable to find any birth or baptismal records for Tobias, any records of his connection to the Michael Melchor family that lived in Bucks County at that time, or any immigration records. Of course, that does not mean there are no records - I just have been unsuccessful in finding them. There are records from the 1700s and early 1800s of a Tobias Melcher in New Hampshire and some names that are similar to those of our Bucks County Tobias but I have found no indication of a connection to those families either. Carol Lembke's mother, Annette Melchior Lembke, once speculated that Tobias may have been a 'stowaway' but -- as in all things Tobias -- she had no proof of that.

Bucks County census records clearly show Tobias as a "laborer' or 'farmer' who lived in Bedminster and Nockamixon counties. According to tax records on ancestry.com, Tobias Melcher lived (or worked) in Haycock Township in 1841 and 1842. By 1848, he was a tenant on the property of John Beysher in Bedminster Township and owned one horse and two cattle at the time valued at $62.

We do know that several of his children (not all of them) were baptized at the St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (known at that time as the Nockamixon Union Church) in the Kintnersville area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. We also know from church records that Tobias attended at least one Communion service on 28 March 1869 and again on Easter Sunday, 13 April 1879. One of his sons, Oliver Hoffman Melchor, would become a well-known and popular Lutheran minister and was also a well-educated man. Oliver was also a prohibitionist so does that mean his father was too?

Tobias and his wife, Susanna Hoffman, were obviously interested in education as they donated some of their land for the construction of a schoolhouse but we have no record of their own education, if any. Susanna was baptised in a Lutheran church which is probably sufficient to explain Oliver's going into the Lutheran ministry. So, who was Tobias Melchor? Was he a church-going man? A prohibitionist? Educated? Or was he just a simple man who toiled in the fields to feed his family - an example of the hardy men and women who helped build this country?

Unfortunately, we do not know a great deal about any of his other children. For example, John apparently died in 1864 at a young age. Was he killed in the Civil War? Or was he the victim of disease or accident?

In conclusion, for anyone reading this narrative, we do not know who Tobias Melcher's parents were or from whence he came. He was probably born in Pennsylvania (the 1860 census indicates that he was) but we have no proof of that. Paradoxically, his wife's lineage is fairly clear and goes back for several generations.

Therefore, although I currently have Tobias as a son of Jacob Melcher and Anna Maria Strauss (based on family beliefs), it is probable that he was NOT a son and it is possible that he may not have even been related. As Tom Myers has indicated (see below), it is more likely that he was a son of Michael Melchor and a brother of Jacob Melcher but, again, we have no proof at this time.

Possibilties (just a few of many):
- Tobias was a descendent of Tobias Melcher from New Hampshire and Maine
- Tobias was a descendant of Johannes Melchior who emigrated on the "Lydia" 29 September 1741
- Tobias was a descendant of Johannes Melcher who emigrated on the "Friendship" 12 October 1741
- Tobias was a descendant of the Michel Melchior who lived in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
- Tobias was a descendant of Nicholas Melchior who emigrated on the "Harle" 1 September 1736
- Tobias was a descendant of George Melcher who lived in Philadelphis in the mid-1700s
- Tobias was a son (more likely brother) of Jacob Melcher, son of Michael Melcher
- Tobias was a son of another Jacob (there were several in Pennsylvania who were of appropriate age)
- Tobias was a son of Michael Melcher (possible but no record of a Tobias in the family)
- Tobias was a 'stowaway' who came to America undocumented
- Tobias may have been an illegitimate son of Jacob Melcher who was essentially disowned by the family
- Tobias may have been disowned by the Bucks County family of Michael Melchor, who were Catholics, when he married a Lutheran girl, Susanna Hoffman

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[Source: "Melchior Genealogy", Charles M. Melchior, August 1995]

"Tobias Melchior married his first cousin, whose mother was Sarah Straus Hoffman, sister of Anna Maria Straus, the wife of Tobias' father Jacob."

NOTE: As discussed above, this has yet to be proven to my satisfaction.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 February 2013

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The following is extracted from the handwritten notes for a speech given by Ed Lutton to the descendants of Tobias Melchior at a family reunion about 1972 or 1973 (copy provided by Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins). Transcription of text by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 May 1999:

"Let us turn to the census record of 1860.
In Nockamixon in 1860, the year Lincoln was first elected we have:

Tobias Walker 47 (Lincoln was 51)
Mary Walker 87
Samuel 19
Anna 17
Oliver 12
Josiah 8
Amandus 4
Amanda Hager 17

Susanna Hoffman Melcher had died earlier that year. Children John and Sara were married and gone. Tobias was trying to make do with Amanda Hager to help and she shortly married Samuel. And Anna soon married Wm. Trauger."

NOTE: An online copy of this 1860 census record at www.ancestry.com clearly shows the family's name as Malker or Malher (not Walker) and was obviously a spelling error by the census taker of the name Melchor or Melcher. Also, the age given for Mary Malker 'appears' to be a poorly written 87 but could just as well be a 17. Since there were already two other seventeen-year olds in the household, Anna Malker and Amanda Hager (the 17 being very clearly written in both cases), I believe Mr. Lutton was correct in recording Mary Malker as being 87 years of age. It is reasonable to assume that this Mary Malker was Tobias's mother but there is no proof of that at this time.

In this census record, Tobias is listed as a farmer with place of birth of Pennsylvania. Son Samuel was listed as a farm laborer. Anna Malker and Amanda Hager were both listed as "domestic".

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 20 January 2008

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An email posted by Eloise Hedbor on GenForum, http://www.genforum.com/melcher/messages, 24 May 1998:

"Tobias Melchior born mid 1700s, married Susanna Hoffman. I have a note written maybe a century ago that reports: 'Tobias Melchor came to America from the Palatinate. Some of his children later spelled their names Melchor, Melcher, or Melchior. Oliver became a minister in Springtown.'

They had seven children, Samuel, Sarah, John, Oliver, Anna Maria, Amandus, Josiah, and Mary Machadalana. Looking for any connections."

[NOTE: Ms. Hedbor appears to have the names of the children correct but this particular Tobias Melchior could not have been born in "mid 1700s". He died in 1883.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 28 October 2007]

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CENSUS INFORMATION:

There was a Tobias Melcher who lived in New Hampshire (Rockingham County, Portsmouth Township) who was listed in the First Census of the United States (1790). He was also there in 1800. It is possible that he was related in some way to the Melchers of Bucks County and perhaps his son or grandson with the same first name, Tobias, migrated to Bucks County to be near his relatives. This is purely speculation on my part at this time.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 24 February 2002

NOTE: There were also two John Melchers and two Nathaniel Melchers and a James Melcher and a James Melcher, Jr. in the same vicinity. These names (other than John) do not appear in the family of the Bucks County Tobias Melcher so perhaps there is no connection.

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[Source: 1800 U.S. Census, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania]

There was a Lawrence or Laurence Melzer living in Nockamixon Township. It is conceivable that the name was changed over time from Melzer to Melcher..
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 8 July 2007

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[Source: 1820 U.S. Census - Maine]

This is probably pure coincidence, but there was a Josiah Melcher, two Samuel Melchers, and a Joseph Melcher living in Cumberland, Maine during the 1820 Census. Josiah and Samuel were the names given to two of Tobias Melchor's sons.
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[Source: 1840 U.S. Census]

Tobias Melcher had 2 males under the age of 5, 1 female under the age of 5, and himself and his wife living in his household.

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[Source: 1840 US Census]

Name State County Location Page Year

Melcher, Michael PA BUCKS CO. TUNICUM TWP 153 1840
Melcher, Michael, Sr. PA BUCKS CO. TUNICUM TWP 157 1840
Melcher, Tobias PA BUCKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 138 1840

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[Source: 1850 U.S. Census - Pennsylvania, www.ancestry.com]

Tobias Melcher, age 38, occupation listed as "labor" was living in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with the following individuals:

Susanna Melcher, age 36
John Melcher, age 14
Sarah Melcher, age 10
Samuel Melcher, age 8
Ann Melcher, age 6
Oliver Melcher, age 1

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[Source: 1860 PA Census Index, page 1858]

Name State County Location Page Year
Malker, Tobias PA BUCKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 407 1860
Melcher, Jacob PA BUCKS CO. TINICUM TWP 657 1860
Melcher, John PA BUCKS CO. SPRINGFIELD TWP 628 1860
Melcher, Joseph PA BUCKS CO. TINICUM TWP 656 1860
Melcher, Micheal PA BUCKS CO. TINICUM TWP 686 1860

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[Source: 1870 U.S. Census, 19 July 1870, Post Office of Upper Black Eddy, page 471, www.ancestry.com]

Tobias Melcher, age 57, Farmer with real estate valued at $6,000 and a personal estate valued at $1.780.
Caroline Melcher, age 57, occupation "keeping house"
Josiah Melcher, age 19, no occupation listed
Amandus Melcher, age 14, attended school within the last year

There was also a Clara Fexler/Textor, age 9, living in the household and an Elizabeth Smith, age 75, listed as 'boarder' living in the household.

All listed as having been born in Pennsylvania.

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[Source: US - Census Index (1870)
State: Pennsylvania
Roll: 1314
County: Bucks
Town: Nockamixon
Post Office: Upper Black Eddy
Page: 471
Age: 57
Sex: Male
Race: White
Birth Location: Pennsylvania

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[Source: Individual Record 1880 United States Census]

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Tobias MELCHOR Household
Male
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Other Information:
Birth Year
Birthplace PA
Age 67
Occupation Farmer
Marital Status M
Race W
Head of Household Tobias MELCHOR
Relation Self
Father's Birthplace PA
Mother's Birthplace PA

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Source Information:
Census Place Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255106
NA Film Number T9-1106
Page Number 483A

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[Source: Household Record 1880 United States Census, Tobias Melchor]

Name Relation Marital Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation F. Born M.Born
Tobias MELCHOR Self M Male W 67 PA Farmer PA PA
Caroline MELCHOR Wife M Female W 65 PA
K. House PA PA
Oliver MELCHOR Son S Male W 31 PA Minister Gospel PA PA

John MELCHOR GSon S Male W 16 PA Farm Laborer PA PA
[NOTE: Census record could be written as 'god child' OR 'gnd child' -- it is difficult to read
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 February 2003

Lizzie LUCKEY Other S Female W 10 PA Servant GER PA
Alix FRANKENFIELD Other S Female W 21 PA Farm Laborer PA PA

[NOTE: Census record also lists Clayton Luckey, age 12, whose father was born in Germany, as a Farm Laborer living in thehousehold. This was almost definitely a brother of Lizzie Luckey who also lived with the Melchors in 1880. The census record actually shows Alix Frankenfield as living in the next household (#124)
-- John-Pierre Hannam, 9 February 2003

NOTE: I wonder (speculate) if it might be possible that the 'servant' children in this household might not be 'orphan train' children.
-- John-Pierre Hannam, 31 January 2016

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Source Information:
Census Place Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255106
NA Film Number T9-1106
Page Number 483A
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The following was transcribed by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., from a hand-written biography of Tobias Melchior by Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins sent to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., in January 2001.

Tobias Melchior

by Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins

He was born on March 2, 1813, near Nockamixon, PA, and never traveled more than 10 miles from his home. In 1833, age 20, he married Susanna Hoffman, born on Oct. 14, 1813. They had six children, with the sixth child being Oliver Hoffman (12-23-1848).

Tobias was a poor dirt farmer, in Nockamixon in 1840 census, and then Bedminster in 1850 census. In 1851 he inherited $213.00, probably from Martin Hoffman (father-in-law)'s estate. [NOTE: This should be John Philip Hoffman, not Martin -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]. In 1856 he bought 114 acres in Nockamixon. One year later (1857), he and Susanna started the Melchior school, with the deed signed on Dec. 19, 1857. The school was built of stone, on 35 perches (1/4 acre) for the education of his family and other children of the area. The school was sold to the Nockamixon School District for $1.00.

Oliver later wrote about his father, "At night, after he came in from the field, he loomed cloth, wove carpets, and even built shoes, not only for his family, but also for neighbors willing to buy."

On January 16, 1860, Susanna died (age 47). She's buried at Nockmixon Church, in Ferndale. In 1870, he married Caroline (?), who was reported to be a pipe-smoking woman who only spoke German. Tobias' will was written on August 11, 1876. He died on September 21, 1883, age 70, and is buried in Nockamixon Cem. in Ferndale "right by the steps forming an opening in wall along the road."

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[Source: Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins, Letter or Email (date unknown) to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Comment by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 January 2001:

Ms. Jenkins says her mother, Annette Melchior Lembke, told her that Tobias may have been a "stowaway". She had no documentation for this but was merely relating a recollection of something her mother had told her. If this is true, it could explain why there were so many Melcher-Melchor-Melchior's in the area but no documentation for a son named Tobias. Perhaps he WAS a stowaway, perhaps a relation of the Bucks County family, or perhaps he had a different name and simply adopted the name of Melcher. He may or may not have lived with a family of the Melchor-Melcher-Melchior surname and he may or may not have been related to them. Perhaps we will never know ...

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The following is a transcription by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. of the 11 August 1876 will of Tobias Melchor. Copy of original was provided by Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins. Another copy, with additional supporting documents, was provided by Edie Gale Hays to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., on 13 January 2005. [Comments] in brackets by Mr. Hannam for clarification.

[Handwritten, in English]

I, Tobias Melchor, of Nockamixon Township in the county of Bucks and state of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory, and understanding, do make this my last will and testament.
First - I give and bequeath unto my wife, Caroline Melchor her full share of my estate according to the intestate laws of Pennsylvania.
Second - All the remaining part of my estate, real or personal I order and direct shall be divided among all my children share and share alike and in case my grand-son Oliver Melchor a son of my son Samuel Melchor deceased should not arrive at the age of twenty one years or die in his minority then I direct that the share of my said grand-son Oliver shall be equally divided Among my remaining children.
Third, I hereby give unto my Executors full power to sell all my real estate.
Lastly, I appoint my two Sons Oliver Melchor and Josiah Melchor, and my son-in-law William W. Trauger, Executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal this eleventh day of August AD one thousand eight hundred and seventy six.
Witness present
Sarah L. Stover
Josiah N. Stover

[signed by] Tobias Melchor [seal]

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[AFFIDAVITS and ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS]
[These were pre-printed forms with handwritten names, dates, and pronouns in the blanks.]

#158951883

Estate of
Tobias Melchor
Late of
Nockamixon Township

AFFIDAVITS

Filed October 3rd, 1883

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of Bucks, ss.
Personally appeared before me Wm. R. Wright Depty [not sure of this] Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration, in and for said County, William W. Trauger who being duly affirmed according to law, duly depose and say that Tobias Melchor late of Nockamixon Township said County, deceased, died at _____ on or about Friday the 21st day of September A.D. 1883 at 2.30 o'clock PM. of said day to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Affirmed and subscribed before me this 3rd day of October A.D. 1883.
[Signed] Wm. R. Wright Depty [not sure of this]Register.

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State of Pennsylvania, County of Bucks, SS.
Before me, William [?] Barton, Esq., Register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration, in and for said County, came Josiah Melchor and William W. Trauger who, being duly qualified, says that as Executors of the last Will [?] pf Tobias Melchor late of Nockamixon Township deceased, you will well and truly administer the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said deceased according to law, and diligently and faithfully regard, and well and truly comply with, the provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances.
Affirmed and subscribed before me this 3rd day of October A.D. 1883
[Signed] Wm. R. Wright Depy [not sure of this] Register.

[Signed] Josiah Melcher
[Signed] William W. Trauger

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Bucks County, ss.
On the Third day of October A.D. 1883, personally appeared before me, Wm. R. Wright Depty [not sure of this] Register of Wills, in and for the County of Bucks, Sarah L. Stover and Josiah N. Stover the subscribing witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Tobias Melchor dec'd, and being first duly affirmed according to law, did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard Tobias Melchor the Testator sign and seal, publish, pronounce, and declare the annexed paper writing as and for this last will and testament, and that at the time of his so doing he was of sound mind and memory, and of disposing understanding, to the best of their knowledge and belief.

[Signed] Wm. R. Wright Depty [not sure of this] Register.

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Bucks County, ss.
Be It Remembered, That on the Third day of October A.D. 1883, the annexed last will and testament of Tobias Melchor deceased, was duly proved, when letters testamentary thereon were granted unto Josiah Melchor and William W. Trauger Oliver Melchor the other Executor appointed in said will having renounced his right to act the Executors therein named they having been duly affirmed well and truly to administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased according to law. And also, diligently and faithfully to regard, and well and truly comply with, the provisions of the law relating to Collateral Inheritances.

[Signed] Wm. R. Wright Depty [not sure of this] Register.

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The following reference verifies Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins mention of Tobias purchasing land in Nockamixon Township in 1856.

[Source: Larry Hillpot, Hillpot Family Genealogy, Grantor Index]

Grantor Grantee Docket Book Page Month Date Year Location

Hillpot, Samuel Tobias Melcher 93 347 April 7 1856 Nockamixon Twp.
S T Exr al

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The following is a reference to a Melchor reunion in 1921. Thanks to Larry Hillpot for this article.

[Source: Larry Hillpot, Hillpot Family Genealogy, Reunions section]

Melchor Family 8/25/1921

MELCHOR CLAN HOLDS REUNION AT SPRINGTOWN: Nearly one hundred members of the Melchor family attended the fourth annual reunion held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Melchor, Springtown, August 18th. After dinner on the lawn, there was a brief business session when the following officers were re-elected: President A. H. Melchor, Pipersville; secretary and treasurer, Lottie M. Beer Pipersville. The executive committee for the ensuing year comprises Charles Melchor, Springtown; Elwood Melchor, Pipersville; and Newberry L. Myers, Pipersville. The oldest member present was Rev. O. H. Melchor, Springtown. Features of the afternoon session were an address of welcome by Charles Melchor, of Springtown; recitation, Elmer Shull; duet, Virginia Melchor and Anna Melchor; recitation, Elva Myers; dialogue, "Interviewing Servant Girls"; vocal solo, Evelyn Beer; recitation, Paul Melchor; duet, Agnes and David Rau; recitation, Paul Melchor; piano solo, Benjamin Melchor; dialogue "Buying Eggs"; recitation, Helen Melchor; quartet, Arthur Myers, Lottie M. Beer, Marian Beer and Hobart Myers; recitation, Annette Melchor; recitation, Elizabeth Melchor; address, Rev. O. H. Melchor; prayer. Members present were Rev. and Mrs. O. H. Melchor, A. H. Melcher, Mrs. Lizzie Melcher, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Melchor, Mr. and Mrs. William Tagert, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kiser, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Kerver, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Myers, Mr. and Mrs. William Kriebel, Mr. and Mrs. James Melchor, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Melchor, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shull, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shaddinger, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Melcher, Mrs. Lottie Beer, Mr. and Mrs. John Landis, Prof. and Mrs. William T. Melchoir, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Melchor, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rau, Mr. and Mrs. John Melchor, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kiser, Mr. and Mrs. Will Kramer, Mrs. Lizzie Trauger, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Lear, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Leidich, Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. Rachel Shaddinger, Ruth Miller, Raymond Miller, Pearl Kiser, Verna Kiser, Clark Kiser, Mary Melchor, Edna Tagert, Herbert Melchor, Ethel Kramer, Henry Trauger, Lester Melchor, Paul Melchor, Arthur Myers, Hobart Myers, Clara Myers, Elva Myers, Lizzie Kriebel, Clarence Kriebel, Myrtle Kriebel, Elmer Shull, Helen Shull, Rachel Shaddinger, Esther Shaddinger, Norman Shaddinger, Martha Shaddinger, Richard Shaddinger, Marian Beer, Clyde Beer, Evelyn Beer, Harold Landis, Virginia Melchor Annette Melchior, Benjamin Melchior, Elizabeth Melchior, Margaret Melchior, Anna Melchior, Helen Melchior, Milton Melchior, Agnes Rau, David Rau, Katherine Rau, Billy Huff.

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Tobias Melcher found in:
US - Census Index (1850)
Township: Bedminster
County: Bucks
State: Pennsylvania
Roll: 758
Page: 249

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Tobias Melcher found in:
US - Census Index (1870)
Township: Nockamixon
County: Bucks
State: Pennsylvania
Roll: 1314
Page: 471
Image: 69

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Tobias Melchor found in:
U.S. Atlantic and Great Lakes - Census Index (1880)
State: Pennsylvania
County: Bucks
Township: Nockamixon
Relationship to Head: Self
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Birth Year:
Mother Birthplace: PA
Father Birthplace: PA
Roll: T9_1106
Page: 483A
ED: 156

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[Source: Tom Myers, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 6 February 2005, in answer to email dated 5 February 2005]

Hi Jake! Good to hear from you. I do recall corresponding with you.
Although I don't have definitive proof, I don't believe it's possible for Tobias to fit anywhere except as a son of Michael. Michael's son Jacob never married and I don't know of an unaccounted for Sarah Strouse who would be old enough to be Tobias' mother. Plus Michael's son Jacob would only have been 16 when Tobias was born. Michael's eldest son John wasn't married until after Tobias was born. By process of elimination, I don't see any logical alternative to placing Tobias as a son of Michael.
I'd be glad to discuss anything else that you'd like.
Tom
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Hello, Mr. Myers,
We corresponded for awhile a couple of years ago and you were kind enough to do some research on my great-great-grandfather, Tobias Melchor. If you recall, we were trying to determine who his parents were. Some people said it was Jacob Melcher and Sarah Strouse but you believed it was Michael Melchor and his wife but you could not verify it or prove it.
So, just in case you lost track of me or my email address, if you have ever come across anything more on this family. I have been able to tie in other families from Bucks County (Pile, Strouse, Hoffman, Hauswirth, Leibkepp and a few others) that seem to be related somehow but I can never seem to get the missing link with Tobias Melchor's parents or siblings.
Thanks for your help in the past. It opened up some new doors for me.

"Jake"
John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

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[Source: 1910 Census, 23 April 1910]

On the census form for the birthplaces of father and mother, the birthplace of Oliver H. Melchor's father, Tobias, was given as Pennsylvania. This would throw into doubt the supposition that Tobias may have been a "stowaway" as Annette Lembke thought a possibility.

NOTE: The 1920 Census also showed Oliver's parents being born in Pennsylvania. Even the 1880 census record for Tobias shows him as being born in Pennsylvania as well as his parents.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 November 2007

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Tobias Melchor

Birth: Mar. 2, 1813
Death: Sep. 21, 1883

Family links: Parents: Michael Melcher (1765 - 1848) Mary Salome Heaney Melcher (1765 - 1847)

Spouses:
Susanna Hoffman Melchor (1813 - 1860)
Caroline Sames Texter Melchor (1815 - 1906)

Children:
John Melcher (1835 - 1864) *
Samuel Hoffman Melchor (1840 - 1886) *
Anna Maria Melchor Trauger (1843 - 1905) *
Oliver Hoffman Melchor (1848 - 1928) *
Josiah Hoffman Melcher (1852 - 1899) *

* Reverse Relationships:] body=[This relationship was not directly added to this memorial. Rather, it is calculated based on information added to the related person's memorial. For example: if Joe Public is linked to Jane Public as a spouse, a reciprocal link will automatically be added to Jane Public's memorial.

Burial: Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100530505

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 5 September 2013]

From the church records I have been able to find, it would appear that Tobias's church habits were 'sporadic'. He and Susanna had at least some of their children baptized but I have been unable to find records for all the children. Oliver appeared to attend with some frequency which is not unexpected since he did go into the ministry. However, communion records for Tobias are sparse. He did attend Easter Sunday on 28 March 1869 at St. Luke Evangelical. Oliver and Hannah, John's widow, also took communion that day. Josiah was listed under the catechumens for that date. Not having searched each and every record of communion, I cannot say how often Tobias actually attended. However, I can say with all assurance that some of his children, in particular Oliver, Josiah, and Amandus attended much more ffrequently. This is not a criticism of my ancestor but merely an observation.

Although Tobias is apparently buried in the Nockamxon cemetery, there is no mention of his death or burial in the church record that I could find. This is very curious considering the fact that his son, Oliver, was the pastor at the church at the time of Tobias's death. We can only speculate about the reason for this omission.

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[Source: Gazetteer of Bucks County, Pennsylvania for 1871-1872, page 219]

Tobias Melcher is listed as a farmer in Nockamixon Township.

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[Source: Email, Tim Melchior to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 May 2006]

NOTE: This email is interesting, especially the story of how the Melcher-Melchor-Melchior name evolved. However, the part about Tobias leaving Susannah is false to the best of my knowledge.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 August 2014

From: <SMelch2245@aol.com>
To: <jake.hannam@verizon.net>
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 8:46 PM
Re: OWM

An additional thought or two. Tobias Melcher left Susannah Hoffman and married again, but I forget the name and circumstances, such as whether she died, and he remarried. The German family name was Melcher, and Oliver Hoffman Melcher, one of Tobias' sons, was a traveling minister in Bucks County. I have visited his churches, and there is still family there. Oliver H decided that he was a scholar and decided to change the name to Melchior, which was the name of one of the Maji, the Wiseman of the East, in the Jesus Christ history. The name was too difficult for the congregations, a group of farmers, so he decided to drop the I in the name. Thus, Melchor. It was then restored, allegedly by D. Montfort Melchior. I have many of these stories and memories, so you can pump me for what I am worth.

Tim

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 1813. 118 Pennsylvania (US Census record says parents born in PA as well)

2. Census: 1790. 119 A "Tobias Melchior" was listed in the Portsmouth Town, Rockingham County, NH census of 1790 with 1 male under 16 and 3 females

3. Census: 1800. A Tobias Melcher was counted in Rockingham County, New Hampshire census

4. Census: 1840. 120 A "Tobias Melcher" was counted in Nockamixon Township. Bucks County, PA in 1840 (ID #PAS4a1783890)

5. Census: Aug 1850. 85 Tobias Melcher (age 38) and Susanna Melcher (age 36) with 5 children lived in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

6. Census: Aug 1850. 121 Tobias Melcher appears to be listed as a laborer (writing is difficult to read)

7. Census: 1860. 122 A 'Tobias Malker' was listed as living in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

8. Census: 1870. A "Tobias Melcher" was listed on the 1870 census, Eastern PA (CD# 286)

9. Will: 11 Aug 1876. 84 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

10. Lived in: 1880. 118 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

11. Occupation: 1880. 118 Farmer

12. Alt. Death: 7 Sep 1883. 79

13. Alt. Birth: Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 115

14. Alt. Death: 1884. 114

15. Communion: 28 Mar 1869, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 123 Oliver Melcher, Tobias Melcher and a third Melcher (probably Josiah) were listed as communicants on 28 March 1869.

16. Communion: 13 Apr 1879, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Tobias married Susanna Hoffman 1,50,51,75,76,77 before Oct 1833.75 Susanna was born on 14 Oct 1813,76,124 was baptized on 19 Dec 1813 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,76 died on 16 Jan 1860 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania124 at age 46, and was buried after 16 Jan 1860 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Susanna were Susannah Hoffman and Susan Melcher.125

Marriage Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

A number of the children of Tobias Melchior and Susanna Hoffman have names that are very similar to some of the children of Michael Melchior and Mary Heany. Of course, this may mean nothing at all. However, it may also be a clue to a possible relationship of Tobias (a son?) to Michael and Mary Melchior. Could Tobias have named some of his children after his own brothers and sisters?

Tom Myers, who has provided me with very useful information in the past, did some research on Jacob Melchior who my family indicates was the father of Tobias Melchior. He concluded that Jacob was NOT the father of Tobias. He believes the more likely scenario is that Michael Melchior was the father of both Jacob and Tobias although no proof of this has been found to date. Mr. Myers noted that Michael Melchior had a male under the age of 10 living with him during the 1820 census which could very well have been my Tobias.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 19 May 2002

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[Source: Church Records, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania]

Tobias and Susanna were communicants on at least two occasions (__ May 1839 and 20 October 1839).

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[Source: Church Records, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania, page 8]

Tobias and Susanna Melcher were sponsors at the baptism of William Mill (born 10 February 1841) on 16 May 1841. William was a son of Jacob and Lydia Mill.
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Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Communion: 15 Oct 1843, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 126 Tobias and Susanna took communion on this date (or at least attended church)

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  John Melchior 50,52 was born on 3 Sep 1835,2 was baptized on 14 Oct 1835,2 died on 27 Jan 18642 at age 28, and was buried after 27 Jan 1864 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for John were John Melcher and127 John Ames Melchior.2

         ii.  Sarah Melchior 2,50,52 was born on 18 Jan 1838 in Pennsylvania,2,128 died on 16 Apr 1913 in New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylvania128 at age 75, and was buried on 21 Apr 1913 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 The cause of her death was diabetes mellitis.128 Another name for Sarah was Sarah Keiser.128

        iii.  Samuel Melchior 2,50,52,129 was born on 25 Jul 1840,2,129 was baptized on 15 Nov 1840 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,123,129 died on 3 May 1866 in Pennsylvania130 at age 25, and was buried after 3 May 1866 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. The cause of his death was of Fever.130 Other names for Samuel were Samuel Melcher, Samuel Hoffman Melcher, Samuel Melchoir, and130 Samuel Melchor.84

         iv.  Anna Maria Melchior 2,50 was born on 25 Nov 1843 in Pennsylvania,131 died on 28 Jun 1905132 at age 61, and was buried after 28 Jun 1905 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.132 Other names for Anna were Ann Melcher, Anna Melchior, and52 Ann Mariah Melchoir.133

          v.  Mary Machadalana Melchior 2,48,50 was born on 24 May 1846134 and died on 7 Feb 1847.134 Another name for Mary was Mary Magdalena Melchior.

14       vi.  Oliver Hoffman Melchior 2,15,48,50,51,52 (born on 23 Dec 1848 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania - died on 7 Sep 1928 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania)

        vii.  Josiah Melchior 2,50,52 was born on 6 Jan 1852,2,135 was baptized on 18 Apr 1852 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,123,135 died on 12 Feb 18992 at age 47, and was buried after 12 Feb 1899 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Josiah were Jessiah Melcher,136 Jessiah H. Melcher,137 Josiah Melcher,138 Josiah H. Melcher,139 Joseph Melchior, and Josiah Melchor.84

       viii.  Amandus Hoffman Melchior 15,50 was born on 19 Aug 1855 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,15 died on 9 Apr 1933 at His Home In Melcher's Corner, Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania15,140 at age 77, and was buried on 13 Apr 1933 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.141 The cause of his death was prostate cancer.141 Other names for Amandus were Amandus H. Melcher, Amandus Melchior,50,52 Amandus H. Melchior, and2 Amandus Melchor.142



Tobias next married Caroline Sames,84,91,118 daughter of Jacob Sames 143 and Elizabeth Diehl,143 between 16 Jan 1860 and 19 Jul 1870 in Probably Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.1 Caroline was born on 3 May 1815 in Pennsylvania,143,144 died on 24 Sep 1906 in Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania143 at age 91, and was buried on 28 Sep 1906 in Tohicken Church Burial Grounds, , Bucks, Pennsylvania.143 The cause of her death was "She was sick with ___ rheum got Bilious attacks. Was otherwise healthy"/"paralysis of heart".143 Another name for Caroline was Caroline Melchor.

General Notes:

[Source: Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins, Letter to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 June 2000]

"Mom [Mary Annette Melchior Lembke] said that she was told that Caroline only spoke German (common in those days and in that area) and that she smoked a clay pipe!"

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[Source: US - Census Index (1870)]

State: Pennsylvania
Roll: 1314
County: Bucks
Town: Nockamixon
Post Office: Upper Black Eddy
Page: 471
Age: 57
Sex: Female
Race: White
Birth Location: Pennsylvania
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[Source: Individual Record 1880 United States Census]
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Caroline MELCHOR Household
Female
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Other Information:
Birth Year <1815>
Birthplace PA
Age 65
Occupation K. House
Marital Status M <Married>
Race W <White>
Head of Household Tobias MELCHOR
Relation Wife
Father's Birthplace PA
Mother's Birthplace PA
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Source Information:
Census Place Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255106
NA Film Number T9-1106
Page Number 483A

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I could not find a record of Caroline in the 1890 Census.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 August 2003

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[Source: 1900 United States Federal Census Record]

Name:Caroline Melcher
Home in 1900: Haycock, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Age: 85
Estimated birth year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Mother

Comment by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 June 2006:
In the 1900 census for Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania taken on 11 June 1900, Caroline Melcher or Melchor (b. May 1815) was living in the household with Reed Laubenstein (b. November 1826), Sarah Laubenstein (b. November 1836) and Laura Laubenstein (b. May 1874. Caroline was listed as "mother" but did not list any children (living or dead). Could she have been the mother of Sarah Laubenstein from a previous marriage? When she married Tobias, she was already 45 so she very likely could have been married previously. Tobias Melchor's daughter, Sarah, was married to Elias Kiser so she could not be the Sarah Laubenstein listed in this household.

Additional Comment from John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 June 2006]

Another interesting tidbit ... Reed Laubenstein and wife, Catharine, were living next door to Elias and Sarah Melchor Keiser in the 1870 census of Nockamixon Township (Upper Black Eddy post office) in Bucks County. Was this pure coincidence, an error on the part of the census taker in either 1870 or 1900, or is it significant?

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 24 February 2008]

It is possible that Caroline was the wife of Ephraim Textor who had a daughter Sarah born in November 1837 and baptised at Tohickon in March 1838. This should be checked further ...

Additional Comment from John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 6 February 2009]

There was an Ephraim Gessner/Gexter/Textor, age 35, living in Haycock with a wife, Caroline, also 35 and several children including a Sarah, age 15 on the 1850 Census (page 9). It is possible, speculative at this time, that this was the Caroline who later married Tobias Melcher and the Sarah who later married Reed Laubenstein with whom Caroline Melcher was living in 1900.

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Speculation by John-Pierre Hannam that this may be the Caroline who later married Tobias Melcher. The daughter, Sarah, may have been the wife of Reed Laubenstine with whom Caroline was living in 1900.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 January 2009

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[Source: Tom Myers, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 February 2013]

NOTE: This obituary confirms my speculations (see above) but it is nice to have proof!

From the Souderton Independent, Friday, October 5, 1906:


Caroline Melchor, an old lady of Applebachsville, died on Monday evening at 10 o'clock of paralysis of the heart and was buried on Friday at the Tohickon church. Aged 91 years, 4 months and 24 days. Revs. Nickel and Fetter officiated. She was twice married. Her first husband was Ephraim Texter, with whom she had three children-Mrs. Sarah Laubenstein and Mrs. Catharine Frederick of Applebachsville, and Samuel Texter. Her second husband was Tobias Melchor, father of Rev. O.H. Melchor of Springtown. Her two husband and her son are deceased.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 1813. 2 Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2. Occupation: 1880. 118 Keeps house

3. Alt. Birth: Abt 24 Sep 1906, Tohickon, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 2




29. Susanna Hoffman,1,50,51,75,76,77 daughter of John Philip Hoffman 1,51 and Maria Sarah Strauss,111,112 was born on 14 Oct 1813,76,124 was baptized on 19 Dec 1813 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,76 died on 16 Jan 1860 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania124 at age 46, and was buried after 16 Jan 1860 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Susanna were Susannah Hoffman and Susan Melcher.125

Christening Notes: Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

General Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township

Name: Hoffman, Susanna
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 14 October 1813
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

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Name: Hoffman, Susanna
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 19 December 1813
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

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Name: Hoffman, Philip
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

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Name: Hoffman, Sarah
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

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Name: Straus, Christopher
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

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Name: Straus, Anna Maria
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

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[Source: Tom Myers, "Ancestors of Susanna Hoffman, sent to John-Pierre M. Hannam, date unknown]

Ancestors of Susanna Hoffman

Generation No. 1

1. Susanna Hoffman, born October 14, 1813; died January 16, 1860. She was the daughter of 2. Philip Hoffman and 3. Sarah Strouse. She married (1) Tobias Melcher Bef. October 1833. He was born March 02, 1813 in (may be misplaced), and died September 21, 1883. He was the son of Michael Melchior and Mary Salome Magdalen Heaney.

More About Susanna Hoffman:
Baptism: December 19, 1813, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Nockamixon
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon

More About Tobias Melcher:
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon
Occupation: Laborer and farmer


Generation No. 2

2. Philip Hoffman1, born September 29, 1785; died June 09, 1861 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA. He was the son of 4. Conrad Hoffman and 5. Maria Magdalena. He married 3. Sarah Strouse December 29, 1812 in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Nockamixon.
3. Sarah Strouse, born Abt. 1792; died Abt. 1828. She was the daughter of 6. Christopher Strouse and 7. Anna Maria.

More About Philip Hoffman:
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon
Occupation: Farmer

Children of Philip Hoffman and Sarah Strouse are:
1i. Susanna Hoffman, born October 14, 1813; died January 16, 1860; married Tobias Melcher Bef. October 1833.
ii. Elias Hoffman, born November 23, 1815; died May 27, 1893; married Lovina Worthington August 14, 1834; born December 27, 1814; died September 21, 1893.

Notes for Elias Hoffman:
Baptism name is Samuel but this appears to be an error based on father's will, tombstones

More About Elias Hoffman:
Baptism: February 11, 1816, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Nockamixon
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon
Occupation: Laborer

More About Lovina Worthington:
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon

iii. Martin Hoffman, born Abt. 1817.
iv. Samuel Strouse Hoffman, born April 06, 1818; died Bef. 1860; married Ellen Kessler May 20, 1841 in by Joseph Hough, Esq.

More About Samuel Strouse Hoffman:
Baptism: June 14, 1818, Nockamixon Reformed Church

v. Elizabeth Hoffman, born October 03, 1822; died Bef. 1860.

More About Elizabeth Hoffman:
Baptism: November 24, 1822, Nockamixon Reformed Church

vi. Sarah Hoffman, born Abt. 1824.
vii. Anthony Hoffman, born February 08, 1826.

More About Anthony Hoffman:
Baptism: April 23, 1826, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Nockamixon.


Generation No. 3

4. Conrad Hoffman2, born Abt. 1758; died January 1832 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA. He was the son of 8. John Martin Hoffman and 9. Maria Gertrude. He married 5. Maria Magdalena.
5. Maria Magdalena, died Bef. 1832.

Children of Conrad Hoffman and Maria Magdalena are:
2i. Philip Hoffman, born September 29, 1785; died June 09, 1861 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married (1) Sarah Strouse December 29, 1812 in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Nockamixon; married (2) Sarah Fulmer Abt. 1830.
ii. Elizabeth Hoffman, born November 21, 1787; died November 25, 1865; married John Kohl; born September 25, 1791; died January 25, 1835.

More About Elizabeth Hoffman:
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon

More About John Kohl:
Burial: St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Haycock

iii. John Hoffman, born Abt. 1790; died in Monroe County, PA; married Anna Maria Keiser Bef. 1813; born Abt. 1790 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; died in Monroe County, PA.
iv. Maria Magdalena Hoffman, born November 16, 1792; died September 26, 1798.

More About Maria Magdalena Hoffman:
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon

v. John Christian Hoffman, born May 03, 1799; died June 06, 1885; married Sarah Abt. 1823; born April 04, 1803; died September 04, 1881.

More About John Christian Hoffman:
Baptism: June 30, 1799, Nockamixon Reformed Church
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon

More About Sarah:
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon

vi. Sarah Hoffman, born July 14, 1801; died Bef. 1832.

More About Sarah Hoffman:
Baptism: September 27, 1801, Nockamixon Reformed Church

vii. Abraham Hoffman, born Abt. 1804; married Maria

6. Christopher Strouse, born Abt. 1757; died Aft. April 1841 in ?--Power atty to Jonathan in 1841. He was the son of 12. Nicholas Strouse and 13. Anna Maria. He married 7. Anna Maria.
7. Anna Maria

Children of Christopher Strouse and Anna Maria are:
i. Elizabeth Strouse, born May 25, 1780; married Martin Solt

More About Elizabeth Strouse:
Baptism: July 30, 1780, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Nockamixon

ii. Philip Strouse, born June 08, 1782; died August 15, 1855 in Haycock Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Maria Swope; born Abt. 1784; died Bef. 1849.

More About Philip Strouse:
Burial: Keller's Church Cemetery
Occupation: Saddler and harnessmaker

iii. Anna Catharine Strouse, born Abt. 1785; married Jacob Stover; died November 1841 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA.

More About Jacob Stover:
Occupation: Farmer

iv. Samuel Strouse3, born July 1787; died Abt. December 1855 in Tinicum Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Christina Renshimer; died Bef. 1843.

More About Samuel Strouse:
Baptism: September 02, 1787, Tohickon Lutheran Church

v. John Strouse, born Abt. 1789; married Elizabeth; born in May be misplaced.
3vi. Sarah Strouse, born Abt. 1792; died Abt. 1828; married Philip Hoffman December 29, 1812 in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Nockamixon.
vii. Nicholas Strouse, born July 28, 1797; died Aft. 1850; married Mary Magdalena Detweiler March 10, 1818 in by Rev. U. DuBois; born Abt. 1797; died Aft. 1850.

More About Nicholas Strouse:
Baptism: October 29, 1797, Keller's Lutheran Church
Occupation: Laborer

viii. Jonathan Strouse, born July 31, 1799; died April 09, 1861 in Tinicum Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Elizabeth; born January 17, 1804; died October 07, 1881.

More About Jonathan Strouse:
Baptism: September 22, 1799, Nockamixon Reformed Church
Burial: Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery
Occupation: Shoemaker

More About Elizabeth:
Burial: Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery

ix. Maria Magdalena Strouse, born January 07, 1802; married Joseph Shuman February 13, 1827 in by Conrad Harpel, Esq; born June 14, 1801; died August 19, 1872.

More About Maria Magdalena Strouse:
Baptism: 1802, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Nockamixon

More About Joseph Shuman:
Burial: Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery
Occupation: Laborer.


Generation No. 4

8. John Martin Hoffman4, born Abt. 1735; died February 1782 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA. He married 9. Maria Gertrude in 1st 4 ch by other wife?.
9. Maria Gertrude, born Abt. 1735.

More About John Martin Hoffman:
Occupation: Farmer

Children of John Hoffman and Maria Gertrude are:
i. Anna Maria Hoffman, born Abt. 1756.
4ii. Conrad Hoffman, born Abt. 1758; died January 1832 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Maria Magdalena
iii. Magdalena Hoffman, born Abt. 1760.
iv. Elizabeth Hoffman, born Abt. 1762.
v. William Hoffman, born Abt. 1765; died 1830 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Margaret Hager Aft. 1786; born 1760.
vi. Martin Hoffman, born September 16, 1769; died July 29, 1851; married Maria Magdalena Strouse; born June 22, 1782; died Bef. 1839.

More About Martin Hoffman:
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon

More About Maria Magdalena Strouse:
Baptism: August 04, 1782, Nockamixon Reformed Church

vii. Maria Gertrude Hoffman, born September 22, 1770 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; died May 25, 1840 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Frederick Keiser Abt. 1788; born September 11, 1764 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; died December 05, 1846 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA.

More About Maria Gertrude Hoffman:
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon

More About Frederick Keiser:
Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon

viii. Catharine Hoffman, born Abt. 1772.

12. Nicholas Strouse5, born in Germany; died 1809 in Bedminster Twp, Bucks Co, PA. He married 13. Anna Maria.
13. Anna Maria, died Aft. 1789.

More About Nicholas Strouse:
Occupation: Farmer

Children of Nicholas Strouse and Anna Maria are:
i. Rosina Strouse, born Abt. 1752; died 1831 in Williams Twp, Northampton Co, PA; married Michael Lambert; born May 17, 1744 in Garrweiler, Wurttemberg, Germany; died Bef. October 16, 1825 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA.
ii. John Michael Strouse, born Abt. 1755; married Anna Catharine Stein
6iii. Christopher Strouse, born Abt. 1757; died Aft. April 1841 in ?--Power atty to Jonathan in 1841; married Anna Maria
iv. John Strouse6, born Abt. 1759; died 1838 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Elizabeth Catharine Kruger; born June 28, 1758; died Bef. 1831.

More About Elizabeth Catharine Kruger:
Baptism: July 23, 1758, Keller's Lutheran Church

v. George Strouse7, born Abt. 1761; died 1826 in Tinicum Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Maria Loux; died Abt. 1835.
vi. Leonard Strouse, born Abt. 1763; died 1830 in Tinicum Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Anna Philippina
vii. Henry Strouse8, born Abt. 1765 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; died 1834 in Nockamixon Twp, Bucks Co, PA; married Maria Magdalena Pfeil Aft. 1782; born Abt. 1765 in Germany; died Aft. 1834.

More About Henry Strouse:
Occupation: Farmer

viii. Jacob Strouse, born Abt. 1768; married Eva Rosina
ix. John Philip Strouse, born Bef. June 1772; died Bef. 1808 in ???.

More About John Philip Strouse:
Baptism: June 13, 1772, Christ Lutheran Church, Lower Tinicum.

Endnotes

1. Bucks County Estate Records, Will #10798.
2. Bucks County Estate Records, Will #6316.
3. Bucks County Deed Records, M13/303.
4. Bucks County Estate Records, Will #?.
5. Bucks County Estate Records, Will #3630.
6. Bucks County Estate Records, Will #7153.
7. Bucks County Estate Records, O.C. #3650.
8. Bucks County Estate Records, O.C. #4102.

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township, Church records from the Nockamixon Evangelical Lutheran, Lutheran, and Reformed congregations]

Name Description Date of Event

Susanna Hoffman Born 14 October 1813
Susanna Hoffman Baptized 19 December 1813
Philip Hoffman Father
Sarah Hoffman Mother
Christopher Straus Sponsor
Anna Maria Straus Sponsor

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[Source: Findagrave.com]

Susanna Hoffman Melchor

Birth: Oct. 14, 1813
Death: Jan. 16, 1860

Family links:
Parents: Philip Hoffman (1785 - 1861)
Spouse: Tobias Melchor (1813 - 1883) *
Children:
John Melcher (1835 - 1864) *
Samuel Hoffman Melchor (1840 - 1886) *
Anna Maria Melchor Trauger (1843 - 1905) *
Oliver Hoffman Melchor (1848 - 1928) *
Josiah Hoffman Melcher (1852 - 1899) *
* Reverse Relationships: This relationship was not directly added to this memorial. Rather, it is calculated based on information added to the related person's memorial. For example: if Joe Public is linked to Jane Public as a spouse, a reciprocal link will automatically be added to Jane Public's memorial.

Burial: Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Old Section, Row 19

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100530394

Noted events in her life were:

1. Baptism: 19 Dec 1813. 76 Baptised as daughter of Philip and Sarah Hoffman

2. Baptism: 19 Dec 1813. 76 Sponsors: Christopher Straus and Anna Maria Straus

3. Alt. Death: 1866. 114

4. Alt. Birth: Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 124

Susanna married Tobias Melchor before Oct 1833.75 Tobias was born on 2 Mar 1813 in Palatinate, Germany?,115 died on 21 Sep 1883 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania98,115,116 at age 70, and was buried about 21 Sep 1883 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.117 Other names for Tobias were Tobias Melcher, Tobias Melchior, Tobias Walker Melchior 50,51., and110


30. David Montfort,94 son of Peter Montfort 94,95,145,146,147,148 and Elizabeth Brinkerhoff,145,149,150 was born on 26 Jun 1823, died on 2 Apr 1854151,152 at age 30, and was buried on 4 Apr 1854 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.152 The cause of his death was possibly tuberculosis.153 Other names for David were David Monfoort and154 David Monfort.12

General Notes:

[Source: Letter from Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins, 24 March 1999]

According to Mary Melchior Lembke (Carol's mother), David Montfort did not like living with his parents so he built one of the first brick houses in Gettysburg to which he probably moved in 1852 with his wife and little girl, Mary Elizabeth Montfort. This house was on York Road near Hunterstown, Pennsylvania.

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[Source: Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 April 1854]

DIED.
Yesterday evening, Apr. 2nd. Mr. David Monfort, Jr., son of Peter Monfort, of Straban township, in the 31st year of his age. His friends and acquaintances are invited to attend his funeral, to-morrow (Tuesday) morning, at 10 o'clock.

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[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, letter to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 September 2005]

A ledger kept by Sarah Thompson Montfort, in the possession of Ms. Jenkins, has as its first entry, 8 April 1854:

To the church $1.25
Funeral expenses $7.35

These were expenses for the funeral of her husband, David Montfort.

Their daughter, Jane, was born after her father's death (7 July 1854). According to Ms. Jenkins, the "ledger has 1864 calendar pasted inside front cover, watercolor flowers pg. 2, pgs. 3 & 4 more watercolors and a recipe for 'Scarlet'."

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Photo of his tombstone shows that his last name was spelled 'Monfort'.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: McKee: Buried with wife and daughter, Jennie, in Evergreen Cemetary?

2. Fact 2: David liked to whittle

3. Alt. Birth: 1824. 155

4. Census: 1840. 156 David Monfort lived in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

5. Census: 6 Sep 1850. 121 David, age 26, was living with his father and stepmother, Magdalina, in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania with no mention of a wife

6. Occupation: 6 Sep 1850. 121 Farmer

David married Sarah Elinor Thompson 95,96 on 5 Jun 1850.96 Sarah was born on 21 Mar 1827 in Pennsylvania,157 died on 4 Jan 1908 in Her Home On York Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania On A Saturday Morning158 at age 80, and was buried on 7 Jan 1908 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.158 The cause of her death was heart trouble caused by acute asthma.158 Other names for Sarah were Sarah Thompson,95 Sarah Elenor Thompson, and95 Sarah Elinor Thompson.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Comment 1: Between 31 Aug 1850 and Sep 1850. On their respective 1850 PA Census pages, both David and Sarah were listed as living with their parents (not with each other). This makes the 5 June 1850 marriage date given by Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins probably incorrect.

Children from this marriage were:

15        i.  Mary Elizabeth Montfort 2 (born on 5 Apr 1851 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania - died on 8 Nov 1931 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Jennie T. Montfort 33,159 was born on 7 Jul 1854,160 died on 31 May 1918 in Home Of Oliver And Mary Melchior In Springtown, Pennsylvania "On A Friday"161 at age 63, and was buried about 3 Jun 1918 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.159 The cause of her death was chronic tuberculosis/mitral regurgitation.162 Other names for Jennie were Jennie T. Monfort, Jane Montfort, and Jennie Ann Montfort.




31. Sarah Elinor Thompson,95,96 daughter of Captain William Thompson 96 and Mary Cassat,163 was born on 21 Mar 1827 in Pennsylvania,157 died on 4 Jan 1908 in Her Home On York Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania On A Saturday Morning158 at age 80, and was buried on 7 Jan 1908 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.158 The cause of her death was heart trouble caused by acute asthma.158 Other names for Sarah were Sarah Thompson,95 Sarah Elenor Thompson, and95 Sarah Elinor Thompson.

General Notes:

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 16 May 1966, "Out of the Past (From the Files of the Star and Sentinel and The Gettysburg Times: One Hundred Years Ago" section]

Mrs. Sarah Monfort was one of "thirteen ladies and thirteen gentlemen ... appointed a home board for the Orphans' Homestead about to be established here ..."

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[Source: Obituary, Gettysburg Compiler, Wednesday, 8 January 1908]

"Mrs. Sarah Montfort, widow of David Montfort died at her home on York St. on last Saturday morning aged 80 years, 9 months, and 7 days. She had been in poor health for some time and the direct cause of her death was heart trouble caused by acute asthma. Her maiden name was Thompson and her husband died about forty years ago. Mrs. Montfort was known to many students of college, her home being their home and to many she was known as 'Mother Montfort' and when the old boys came back they were sure to go to see her. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church here. The funeral was held yesterday, services by Rev. D.W. Woods, Jr., interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, three grandsons being among the pall-bearers. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Oliver Melchoir of Springtown, Bucks Co., and Miss Jennie Montfort of this place. One sister survives, Miss Maria Thompson of Gettysburg."

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[Source: Obituary, Star and Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), Wednesday morning, 8 January 1908]

Mrs. Sarah (Thompson) Montfort died at her home on York Street, Saturday morning about half past one o'clock, aged 80 years, 9 months and 7 days. The direct cause of death was an affection of the heart caused by acute asthma, though Mrs. Montfoft had been in failing health for some time.
She was the wife of David Montfort who died about forty years ago. Mrs. Montfort was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church of this place.
Mrs. Montfort is survived by two daughters, Miss Jennie Montfort, with whom she lived and Mrs. Mary Melchoir, of Springtown, Bucks county. She is also survived by a number of grandchildren.
Funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. D.W. Woods officiating, interment in Evergreen cemetery.

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[Source: Gene Pool Individual Records - Births]

Thompson, Sarah Elenor
Father: Thompson, William
Mother: Cassat, Mary
Birth Date: 21 March 1827
State: PA
Country: USA

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[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, letter to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 September 2005, paraphrased by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

According to a ledger kept by Sarah Thompson Montfort in the possession of Ms. Jenkins, Sarah was paid $25 by Harriet Beecher Stowe's son (Frederick) who was wounded at Gettysburg and recuperated in Sarah Montfort's front parlor. The date of entry was 2-9-1864.

In the same letter, Ms. Jenkins states that Sarah was "a seamstress at home and then took in college boys as boarders (hence, OH yrs. later) -- she was known as 'Mother Montfort'. She was a strict Presbyterian, and was strict with grand children on Sunday -- walk, read 'Pilgrim's Progress' -- that's it."

NOTE: "OH" is a reference to Oliver Hoffman Melchor who later married Sarah's daughter, Mary Elizabeth Montfort.

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The following mentions Sarah Montfort and her daughters Mary Elizabeth and Jennie.

[Source: Civil War Women Blog, Women of the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras 1849-1877, http://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/2008/08/african-americans-of-gettysburg.html]

8.10.2008

African Americans of Gettysburg

Blacks in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Margaret Palm was a colorful character in Gettysburg's African American community during the mid-nineteenth century. She served as a conductor along the local branch of the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue circa-1812 military coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves north. One evening, she was accosted by two strangers who bound her hands and tried to kidnap her into Maryland and slavery. Her screams attracted help and she escaped her assailants.

Alexander Dobbin, a Presbyterian minister, arrived in the Marsh Creek valley and purchased a two-hundred-acre plot of land in the spring of 1774. Two years later, Dobbin established the beginnings of local black community when he returned with two slaves who built the stone building that would serve as Dobbin's home and school. These slaves were the first known African Americans in Cumberland Township.

The Underground Railroad
One of the main stations of the Underground Railroad in Gettysburg was the Dobbin house, owned by Reverend Alexander Dobbin's son Matthew, who was a captain in the Underground Railroad. African American residents were active in the line that ran through McAllister's Mill on the Baltimore Pike.

Due in part to the efforts of the Underground Railroad, the African American population of Gettysburg grew from 108 in 1820 to 186 in 1860. The fact that thirty-one percent of Gettysburg's African Americans in 1860 were natives of Maryland and Virginia serves as evidence of the impact of the Underground Railroad on the town's population.

In 1780, the state of Pennsylvania had passed a law which gradually abolished slavery. James Gettys incorporated the borough of Gettysburg around 1800, and his slave Sydney O'Brien became the borough's first black resident. Gettys later freed O'Brien and provided her with a house in the southwestern part of town.

Life was hard for Gettysburg's African Americans. They most often worked as day laborers, which required working six days a week, often from sunup to sundown, and involved largely tasks requiring heavy labor. While economic advancement proved to be elusive for most blacks, they were successful in establishing two new churches between 1837 and 1841.

By the 1840s, slavery was almost gone, and most blacks in Gettysburg were free. Some African American residents had escaped from Maryland, a slave state, and many who came to Pennsylvania were looking for economic, educational and social advancement.

While Gettysburg's African American community was born into slavery, those slaves' descendants were instrumental in helping Southern slaves escape to freedom. Membership in any of the area's antislavery organizations was denied to Gettysburg's blacks, for fear that they would draw the attention of the proponents of slavery. Reverend Jonathan Blanchard had been attacked by an anti-abolitionist mob in 1837 for fraternizing with blacks.

The Mason-Dixon Line
By 1860, the African American community was becoming well established. There was some slow improvement in economic conditions; they had established two churches, and their children had the opportunity to receive an education. Yet a dark cloud lingered over the community. Gettysburg's location - seven miles north of the Mason-Dixon line - rendered the community constantly in fear of slave kidnappers.

This boundary, surveyed along the borders of Pennsylvania and Maryland, became a symbol of freedom from oppression for blacks enslaved in the southern states. Underground Railroad agents ushered thousands of fugitive slaves across this line and on to freedom.

Fugitive slaves chose to live only seven miles from the Mason-Dixon line because Gettysburg provided economic opportunities for runaway slaves desperate for work. Fifty of the borough's 186 black residents held jobs in 1860. The types of occupations ran the gamut from clergyman to fortune teller, with domestic servant the most common for women. Seventeen of the 103 black women in the borough held jobs.

Only twenty blacks owned real estate in Gettysburg in 1860. Real estate owners were most often males with a family, although six women, all widows, also owned property. Almost two-thirds of black real estate owners were natives of Maryland and Virginia, perhaps offering a commentary on the economic goals of ex-slaves and free people of color who had lived with slavery.

The Prelude
During the march through Maryland and Pennsylvania, some Confederates seized Blacks whenever possible, and sent them into slavery in the South. They ignored the legal standing of their victims; some Blacks who had never been slaves were captured. Whether or not the Confederate government officially condoned this cruel practice remains unclear.

A Gettysburg resident, Reverend Thomas Creigh, wrote in his diary for June 26, 1863, that the Rebels announced that they intend "to search all houses for contrabands and fire arms and that wherever they found either they will set fire to the house." Another citizen wrote: "They took all [Blacks] they could find, even little children."

Hearing about the danger, most of Gettysburg's Black residents had already fled, fearing that if they were caught by the Confederates, they would be sold into slavery. The sight of the black population fleeing made a lasting impression on the town's residents, many of whom later wrote of their experiences.

Rebecca Johnson's departure left Sarah Montfort without a servant to help with the household chores. Sarah's twelve-year-old daughter, Mary Elizabeth Montfort wrote:
Today we saw Aunt Beckie. She is the colored lady who helps mother with the wash. Jennie and I love Aunt Beckie. She and some other colored people were pulling wagons or pushing wheel barrows and carrying big bundles. "Yo ol' Aunt Beckie is goin' up into de hills [she said]. No rebel is gonna catch me and carry me back to be a slave again."
Among those who had left were free Blacks - Abram Bryan, his wife, and two teen-aged sons. Fannie Buehler wrote that her maid had "left early in June, from fear of being captured." Some of the white townspeople provided hiding places for their unfortunate neighbors, but the Confederates still managed to take a number of captives.

It is uncertain where those African Americans who left Gettysburg during the Confederate invasion fled. It is most likely that many went of Harrisburg or Philadelphia, both cities with large African American populations. The Harrisburg Telegraph reported on June 24, "Contrabands are arriving here constantly, and it really is a distressing sight to see women and children huddled in wagons, bringing all their worldly possessions with them."

The Battle of Gettysburg
Fought over the first three days of July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg was one of the most critical battles of the Civil War having occurred at a time when the fate of the nation hung in the balance - the summer of 1863. Often referred to as the High Water Mark of the Confederacy, it was the culmination of the second and most ambitious invasion of the North by General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia.

The Army of the Potomac, the Union army that had long been the nemesis of Lee, met the Confederate invasion at the crossroads town of Gettysburg and though it was under a new commander, General George Gordon Meade, the northerners fought with a desperation born of defending their home territory. The Union victory resulted in Lee's retreat to Virginia and the eventual end to the hopes of the Confederacy for independence.

The Confederate army retreated from Gettysburg in the early morning of July 5, but life did not return to normal for Gettysburg's civilians. Isaac Carter, who had spent the battle hiding in a woodlot for fear of being captured, recounted:
I visited the battlefield three days after the fight, and it made me sick the bodies were so numerous and so swelled up, and some so shot to pieces - a foot here, an arm there, and a head in another place. They lay so thick in the Valley of Death that you couldn't walk on the ground. Their flesh was black as your hat - yes, black as the blackest colored person.
The Aftermath
Gettysburg's African American population did not escape from having the bodies of soldiers killed in the battle buried on their property. James Warfield returned to find fourteen Confederate bodies buried in his garden. Forty-five Confederates were buried around Basil Biggs' property. Two Confederate bodies were buried in the AME Church Cemetery.

Yet the task of exhuming the bodies for burial in the Gettysburg National Cemetery was an economic opportunity for blacks. Basil Biggs removed more than 3000 for reburial. Resident Leander Warren described the scene:
Biggs had the contract to raise the dead and put them into coffins. He had a two-horse team and hauled six at a time. Every particle of the body was gathered up, and the grave neatly closed over and leveled. The bodies were found in various stages of decomposition. They were generally covered up with a small portion of earth dug up from alongside the body.
African Americans who returned to Gettysburg often found their property or belongings damaged, destroyed, or stolen by either of the two armies. Basil Biggs reported damages totaling $1506.60, including forty-five acres of wheat, eight cows, seven cattle, ten hogs, twenty-six yards of carpet, and five dollars worth of jellies. Abraham Brien claimed to have lost $570 worth of property, but was only awarded fifteen dollars from the government because that was the value of the amount of hay that Brien could prove was consumed by Union horses.

Many of the black residents who fled the town never returned. Those who did return generally did so mainly because they owned real estate there. The opportunities for developing a true African American community in Gettysburg, which had been so vibrant before the war, waned as the borough became simply the first town many blacks encountered on their route north after being freed from slavery.

Gettysburg's black community would unravel under the pressures of losing many of its old members, and the apathy of its new members toward community institutions. Consequently, it became a less attractive place for blacks to settle, and the African American community of Gettysburg and Adams County would decrease by forty percent by the turn of the century.

SOURCES
Gettysburg's African American Community

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[Source: Quizlet, Gettysburg 1863 Flash Cards, http://quizlet.com/14343802/gettysburg-1863-flash-cards/]

Sarah Montfort family (*) SW corner of York and Liberty Streets (south side)

The house site is now a parking area on the west side of the old fire hall building. Sarah King lived at the corner lot and in her reminiscence printed in THE COMPILER (July 4th 1906) she said she lived two doors east of the Montfort's house. Mary Elizabeth Montfort, daughter, Jennie Ann, daughter. Lem Snyder, neighbor tied his cow Bess in the parlor and shared milk with the Montforts during the battle.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

According to the photo of her tombstone, she was buried as 'Sarah E. Thompson, wife of David Monfort'.

Medical Notes: Death certificate gives the cause of death as angina pectoris with a contributory cause of rheumatic gout (2 years)

Noted events in her life were:

1. Comment 1: Possibly named Sarah Elizabeth Thompson

2. Alt. Birth: 1828. 155

3. Census: 31 Aug 1850. 164 Sarah, age 23, apparently NOT married, was listed as living with her parents and siblings in Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

4. Census: 1860. Sarah E. Monfort lived in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

5. Census: 1880. Sarah, Mary, and Jennie lived in Gettysburg next to the Thompsons (J. Cassall, Jane, and Maria C.)

6. Religion: 18 Mar 1894, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 165 Member of the United Presbyterian Church

7. Alt. Death: 24 Jan 1908. 96

Sarah married David Montfort 94 on 5 Jun 1850.96 David was born on 26 Jun 1823, died on 2 Apr 1854151,152 at age 30, and was buried on 4 Apr 1854 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.152 The cause of his death was possibly tuberculosis.153 Other names for David were David Monfoort and154 David Monfort.12

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48. Conrad Rau,17,18,59,60 son of Conrad Rau 17,18,58 and Margaret (Sheets) Weber,17,18,58 was born on 17 Jul 1789 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,17,18,58 was baptized on 6 Sep 1789 in St. Paul's Church, Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton, PA,166 died on 5 Apr 1838 in Hanover Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania17,18,58 at age 48, and was buried after 5 Apr 1838 in Schoenersville Cemetery (also known as Christ Church Cemetery), Schoenersville (near Allentown), Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Other names for Conrad were Conrad Rau Conrad Rauh, Johan Conrad Rau,58, and167 Conrad Rauh.168

General Notes:

[Source: Dale Berger, Rau_From_Dale_Berger.GED]

1. Conrad Rau was baptized as "J. Conrath" Rau at St. Paul's Union (aka. Blue) Church near Coopersburg, PA. The sponsors at his baptism were Jonas Weber and his wife, Christina.

2. "Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of The Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania" by Jordan, Green and Ettinger (1905), Vol. I, p. 263:
"Conrad Rau was born in 1789 and died in 1838. He married Catharine Luckenbach, of Bethlehem, and their children were Charles W.., who married Miss Newhard and died at Allentown, Pennsylvania; Adam, who resides at Catasauqua, Pennsylvania; Lucy, who became the wife of Mr. Fehr, and died at their home five miles east of Bethlehem; Caroline, who became Mrs. Opp; and James, who died about 1852".

3. Ida Rau Arnold did NOT list Nathan Rau as a son of Conrad and Catherine L. Rau. She said Conrad and Margaret Sheets Rau had four sons & two daughters

4. In 1850 Conrad Rau's widow, Catharine age 58, was living in the Boro. of Bethlehem, PA. Also living in her household was Jane Schweitzer, age 26.
(1850 census, Northampton Co., PA, Bethlehem Boro, p. 243, house #132)

5. Some sources show that J. Conrad and Catharine Rau also had a son named Robert, born sometime between 1815 and 1838. However, no evidence of this child has been found.

6. Conrad Rau died intestate in the portion of Hanover Twp. that lies in Northampton County. (Estate file #4830, Register of Wills, Northampton Co. courthouse, Easton, PA.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

John Conrad Rau

Birth: Jul. 17, 1789
Saucon
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1838
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA


Family links:
Parents:
John Conrad Rau (1741 - 1808)
Margaret Weaver (Weber) Rau (1751 - 1831)

Spouse:
Catharine Rau (1790 - 1876)

Children:
Caroline Rau Opp (1820 - 1920)*
Lucy Ann Rau Fehr (1823 - 1906)*
James W. Rau (1830 - 1852)*

Siblings:
Catharine Rau Kichline (1782 - 1851)*
Johan Erhard Rau (1787 - 1884)*
John Conrad Rau (1789 - 1838)
Christina Rau Gross (1792 - 1860)*
Valentine Rau (1796 - 1877)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Schoenersville Cemetery
Allentown
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Judy nee Ritter Martens
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73901048

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Baptism: 16 Sep 1788. 61,62 Possible/probable date of baptism (Cindy Long - spreadsheet)

2. Alt. Birth: Abt 5 Apr 1838, Christ Lutheran And Reformed Church, Shoenersville, PA. 169

3. Alt. Birth: 17,18 Shoenersville, Northampton, Pennsylvania

4. Alt. Christening: 6 Sep 1789. 17,18 Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania

5. Baptism: 61,62 Sponsors: Jonas Waber & Christina at St. Paul Blue (Friedensburg?)

6. Fact 1: 102 Ida Rau Arnold said Conrad and Margaret Sheets Rau had four sons & two daughters

7. Fact 2: Schoenersville, Northampton, Pennsylvania

8. Fact 3: 61,62 Could this Conrad have been known as John, the father of Nathan Rau?

9. Fact 4: 61,62 Possibly known as Johan Conrath Rau or J. Conrath Rau

10. Fact 5: 17 Jul 1788. 62 Possible date of death (Cindy Long - spreadsheet)

11. Fact 6: 102 Ida Rau Arnold did NOT list Nathan Rau as a son of Conrad and Catherine L. Rau

Conrad married Catharina Luckenbach 17,18,58,59,60,100 before 1816 in Shoenersville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.58 Catharina was born on 22 Sep 1790 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania,58,170 died on 22 Mar 1876 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania58 at age 85, and was buried after 22 Mar 1876 in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Catharina were Catherine Luchenbach, Catherina Luckenback,170 Catherina Luckenbaugh,17,18,59,60, and171 Catherine Lukenbach.172

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Robert Rau was born between 1815 and 1838.

         ii.  Nathan Rau was born on 9 Jan 1818 in Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania, was baptized in 1818 in St. Paul's Church, Upper Saucon Twp., Lehigh Co., PA,166 died on 11 May 186261 at age 44, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, St. Paul's Church, Upper Saucon, Lehigh Co., PA. Another name for Nathan was Nathan Rowe.

        iii.  Caroline Rau 173 was born on 20 Apr 1820 in Northampton, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 29 Mar 1997, and died on 12 Sep 1920 at age 100.

         iv.  Lusyanna Rau was born on 9 Jun 1823 in Hanover Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 6 Jul 1823 in Schoenersville Cemetery (also known as Christ Church Cemetery), Schoenersville (near Allentown), Lehigh, Pennsylvania,174 died on 9 Jul 1906 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania175 at age 83, and was buried on 13 Jul 1906 in Farmersville Cemetery, Bethlehem Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania.176 The cause of her death was "apoplexy of the brain".176 Other names for Lusyanna were Lucyann Fehr,176 Lucinda Rau Lucy Susanna Rau and Lucy Anna Rau.

24        v.  Adam Rau 17,18,58,59,60 (born on 10 Jun 1825 in Schoenersville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania - died on 8 Jan 1906 in or near Allentown, Pennsylvania)

         vi.  Charles William Rau was born on 28 Feb 1828 in .Lehigh, PA, died on 7 Jan 1899 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania at age 70, and was buried in Jan 1899 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. The cause of his death was Brain tumor.177

        vii.  James William Rau was born on 18 May 1830 in Shoenersville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, died on 26 May 1852 at age 22, and was buried in May 1852 in Salem Union Cemetery, Church Street, Bethlehem, PA.




49. Catharina Luckenbach,17,18,58,59,60,100 daughter of Johann Adam Luckenbach 58,172 and Maria Magdalena Becker,58,172 was born on 22 Sep 1790 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania,58,170 died on 22 Mar 1876 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania58 at age 85, and was buried after 22 Mar 1876 in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Catharina were Catherine Luchenbach, Catherina Luckenback,170 Catherina Luckenbaugh,17,18,59,60, and171 Catherine Lukenbach.172

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Below is a transcription by Mary Rau (January 1951) of a letter from Annie Rau Patterson, 6 November 1937:

"Grandmother Rau was a Luckenbach and married Conrad Rau who was a brother of Simon Rau* the druggist on Main Street (Bethlehem). Grandmother Rau went to Moravian School when she was a girl and was quite a musician. Her parents were Moravians and she belonged to the church on Main Street. When I was a little girl she would take me with her to church.
Her parents were farmers and lived where the Bethlehem Steel works now stand and that is where she was born.
The old Luckenbach grist mill was built by Grandmother's brothers, by two of them. She had six sisters and seven (or 2) brothers and all the Luckenbachs in Bethlehem belong to that family."

* Notes from John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 April 1998:
1. Apparently, the original letter was hand-written and difficult to read. That, combined with Grandma Mary Rau's notoriously poor typing, probably accounts for the punctuation (some of which I tried to correct!) and the question about the number of Catharina Luckenbach's brothers.

2. Simon Rau was indeed a druggist in Bethlehem. However, as far as I can tell from extant records, Simon was NOT a brother of Conrad. Simon was a son of Conrad's brother, Valendin.

Also known as Catherina Luckenback (From Susan Johanson, 21 Mar 1997)

In the 1870 census, widow Catharine Rau, age 79, was living in the second ward of Bethlehem, PA with her daughter, Caroline Opp age 50, and son, Adam Rau age 40 a carpenter. The head of the household was listed as Milton H. Derr, age 29 a sewing machine agent, who was living there with his wife, Sarah C. age 26 and one son, Edward age 6. However, the real estate, valued at $6,000, was apparently owned by Adam Rau.
(1870 census, Northampton Co., PA, Bethlehem, p. 293, house #155)

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[Source: 1860 U.S. Census, 7 June 1860, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania]

Catharine Rau, age 66
Caroline Opp, age 40
Jacob Opp, age 9
Edward F.Rau, age 5

Edward F. Rau was probably the son of Adam and Mary Ellen Rau. It appears that two of their other children, Anna and Thomas, were living in Allentown with Joseph and Angeline Gangwer (probably a brother of Mary Ellen Gangawere Rau).

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 November 2006

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Burial: Mar 1876, Salem Union Cemetery, Church Street, Bethlehem, PA. 58

Catharina married Conrad Rau 17,18,59,60 before 1816 in Shoenersville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.58 Conrad was born on 17 Jul 1789 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,17,18,58 was baptized on 6 Sep 1789 in St. Paul's Church, Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton, PA,166 died on 5 Apr 1838 in Hanover Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania17,18,58 at age 48, and was buried after 5 Apr 1838 in Schoenersville Cemetery (also known as Christ Church Cemetery), Schoenersville (near Allentown), Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Other names for Conrad were Conrad Rau Conrad Rauh, Johan Conrad Rau,58, and167 Conrad Rauh.168

52. David Scholl,70 son of Jacob Scholl 178 and Maria Magdalena Gross,179 was born on 5 Oct 1800 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania104 and died on 12 May 1834 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania180 at age 33. Another name for David was David Shull.

General Notes:

[Source: Karen ox, ancestry.com Personal Member Stories, 8 August 2012]

David Scholl was the first son of Jacob Scholl & Maria Magdalena (Gross) Scholl, born on October 5, 1800 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh Co. PA.
David married his first cousin Mary Scholl, daughter of David and Mary Margaret (Diehl) Scholl, together they had five children. My great-grandfather (David W. Scholl) was born five months after his father died.
David Scholl died at age 33, on May 12, 1834. . Upon his death his Uncle and father-in-law David Scholl (1772-1843) was appointed Executor of his estate until his death. On February 2, 1838, Emeline "daughter of David Scholl, late of Salisbury" petitioned for a guardian. This shows that she was over 14 at the time, and so the eldest child. Her maternal grandfather (David Scholl) was appointed guardian, and later Michael Eberhart . I do not know who was in charge of the estate after Maria's father died. Her son, Henry Scholl, on May 15, 1855, petitioned for appraisal of his father's estate, the youngest child being just of age, and the petition recites that David Scholl died leaving a widow Mary, and children: William; Henry; Emeline wife of Edward Helman; David; and Mary

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Death: Bef 17 Aug 1850. 105

David married Mary Scholl.104 Mary was born on 26 Dec 1802 in Pennsylvania,180 died on 27 Jan 1874 in Pennsylvania180 at age 71, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.180

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Emeline Scholl 180 was born in 1823.180

         ii.  William F. Scholl 180 was born on 23 Mar 1826 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,181 died on 16 Jul 1901 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania70 at age 75, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.70

26      iii.  Henry Amandus Scholl 70 (born on 22 Apr 1828 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania - died on 3 Oct 1905 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)

         iv.  Mary M. Scholl 180 was born on 1 Jul 1831 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,70 died on 25 Feb 1896 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania182 at age 64, and was buried in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.182

          v.  David W. Scholl 180 was born on 18 Oct 1834 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,182 died on 21 May 1897 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania182 at age 62, and was buried after 21 May 1897 in Morgenland Cemetery (cemetery at East Salisbury Jerusalem Union Church, Near The South Bethlehem-South Allentown Road).12 Another name for David was David Scholl.180


53. Mary Scholl,104 daughter of David Scholl 179 and Mary Margaret Diehl,179 was born on 26 Dec 1802 in Pennsylvania,180 died on 27 Jan 1874 in Pennsylvania180 at age 71, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.180

General Notes:

NOTE: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 6 September 1999

I am making an assumption that Henry Scholl, father of Antilla Scholl, is the Henry Scholl (age 22) who was living with Mary Scholl (presumed mother) in Salsburg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania on 17 August 1850. This Henry Scholl is about the correct age to marry and have a child by 1852 when Antilla Scholl was born to Henry Scholl and Adeline Moyers.
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[Source: 1870 Census, 22 July 1870]

Mary Scholl, age 69, retired, was living next door to Henry Scholl and family. It appears that she was living in the household of Edward Helman and family.

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[Source: Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy: The Colonial Branches by John William Scholl, 1930]

Mr. Scholl states that Mary Scholl was the cousin of her husband, David Scholl.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Abt 1802. 105,180 Pennsylvania

2. Census: 17 Aug 1850, Salsburg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. 105 Lived two doors away from family of Daniel Scholl (presumed relative)

3. Occupation: 17 Aug 1850. 105 Farming

Mary married David Scholl.70 David was born on 5 Oct 1800 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania104 and died on 12 May 1834 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania180 at age 33. Another name for David was David Shull.


54. Peter Moyer,70,107 son of Jacob Meyer and Elizabeth \\, was born on 30 Dec 1782,12 was baptized on 1 Aug 1784 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania, died on 4 May 185512 at age 72, and was buried after 4 May 1855 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Peter were Peter Meyer and Peter Meyers.183

General Notes:

Unfortunately, there were several men with the name Peter Moyer (and Meyer) in the same area and several of them had wives named Catharine. This makes it almost impossible to tell for sure who was who. I suspect that Peter Moyer and Peter Meyer are one and the same but I cannot prove this at the present time.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 July 2013

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[Source: Records of Egypt Reformed Church 1734-1807: Lehigh County, PA, contributed by Linnea Miller]

1784
MEYER, Peter, s. Jacob MEYER and w. Elisabeth; b. July 7; bap. Aug. 1; sp. Michel NEUHARD, Jun. and w. Barbara.

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The following is possibly a record for Peter and Catherine Moyer.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 July 2013

[Source: 1820 Census]

A Peter Meyer, Sr., and Peter Meyer, Jr. were living in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania during the 1820 census.

Name:Peter Meyer Junior
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date:August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 6
Free White Persons - Under 16: 8
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:

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The following are probably census records for Peter and Catherine Moyer.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 July 2013

[Source: 1810 Census, South Whitehall Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania]

A Peter Moyer, a Peter Meyer, and a Jacob Meyer/Moyer/Myer were listed consecutively.

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[Source: 1850 United States Federal Census, 5 September 1850, page 466]

Name: Peter Moyer
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1784
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 120
Household Members: NameAge
Peter Moyer 66
Cathrin Moyer 57
Abby Moyer 20
Adline Moyer 18
Lewis Moyer 16

NOTE: Probable relatives with the Moyer surname lived in adjacent properties:
Simon Moyer, age 30, and family
Charles Moyer, age 35, and family
George Moyer, age 59, and family
Eli Moyer, age 33, and family
A Peter Moyer, age 40, tinker, was also living with Eli Moyer

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NOTE: The ages of the Peter and Catherine counted here do not match those of the Peter and Catharine counted in the 1850 census above so they may be a different couple.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 August 2013

[Source: 1860 United States Federal Census, undated - probably 10 July 1860, page 99]

Peter Moyer South Whitehall, Lehigh, PA 68 1791 Pennsylvania Male
Catherine Moyer South Whitehall, Lehigh, PA 61 1798 Female
Alfon Moyer South Whitehall, Lehigh, PA 15 1844 Male

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There was a Peter Moyer, age 75, living with the Slifer family in Springfield Towship, Bucks, Pennsylvania. This individual more closely matches the age of the Peter Moyer from the 1850 census. Perhaps Catharine Slifer was his daughter?
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 August 2013

[Source: 1860 United States Federal Census]

Name:Peter Moyer
Age in 1860:75
Birth Year:abt 1785
Birthplace:Pennsylvania
Home in 1860:Springfield, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Gender:Male
Post Office:Applebachville
Value of real estate:View Image
Household Members:NameAge
Henry Slifer 45
Catharine Slifer 43
Samuel Slifer 17
Henry Slifer 4
Catharine Smith 12
Henry Slifer 77
Peter Moyer 75

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 7 Jul 1784, Pennsylvania. 107

2. Baptism: 1 Aug 1784. sp. Michel NEUHARD, Jun. and w. Barbara

3. Occupation: 5 Sep 1850, South Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 107 Farmer ($12,000 worth of real estate)

Peter married Catherine Gangenwehr.70 Catherine was born in 1789,12 died on 12 Sep 186912 at age 80, and was buried after 12 Sep 1869 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Catherine were Catharine Gangewer,12 Catharine Gangewere, and Cathrin Moyer.107

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Eliza Moyer was born on 6 Oct 1815 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania and died on 18 Feb 1899 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania at age 83.

         ii.  Abby Moyer 107 was born about 1830 in Pennsylvania107 and died after 5 Sep 1850.184

27      iii.  Adelaine Moyer (Myers) (born on 20 Jan 1831 in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania - died on 1 Oct 1908 in 728 Turner Street, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)

         iv.  Lewis Moyer 107 was born about 1834 in Pennsylvania107 and died after 5 Sep 1850.184




55. Catherine Gangenwehr,70 daughter of George Gangewehr 185,186,187 and Christina Clader,185,186,188 was born in 1789,12 died on 12 Sep 186912 at age 80, and was buried after 12 Sep 1869 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Catherine were Catharine Gangewer,12 Catharine Gangewere, and Cathrin Moyer.107

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Abt 1793, Pennsylvania. 107

Catherine married Peter Moyer.70.,107 Peter was born on 30 Dec 1782,12 was baptized on 1 Aug 1784 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania, died on 4 May 185512 at age 72, and was buried after 4 May 1855 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Peter were Peter Meyer and Peter Meyers.183

56. Jacob Melcher,15,110 son of Michael Melcher Jr. 110 and Mary \\, was born in 1797.189

General Notes:

NOTE: There were probably several people with the name, Jacob Melcher, in the Bucks county area.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 3 September 2013

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Some sources show Jacob as the son of Michael Melchior and grandson of Johan Melchior while others show him as the son of Michael, Jr., the grandson of Michael, and great-grandson of Johan Melchior.

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[Source: 1850 PA Census]

A Jacob Melchor, laborer, age 54, was living in Tinicum Township with the Williams family. Could this be Tobias's father?

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[Source: War of 1812 Service Records]

MELCHER JACOB 5 REG'T (FENTON'S) PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA. FIFER FIFE MAJOR

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 November 2105]

As far as I am concerned, there is no proof that Jacob Melcher was the father of Tobias Melcher. Jacob is listed as Tobias's father by Mary Susanna Rau and Carol Lemkbe-McKee-Jenkins but I have been unable to find any documents to support that. Of course, this does not mean he wasn't the father. I just have not been able to confirm it one way or the other. Tom Myers does not believe Jacob would have been old enough to be Tobias's father and thinks that Tobias MAY have been a son of Michael Melchor but has no proof. Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins told me her mother once said that Tobias may have been a "stowaway" and therefore would not have any parents in America.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Jacob Melcher

Birth: Jun. 12, 1796
Death: Sep. 6, 1863

According to the baptism records for Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Jacob the son of Michael & Mary Melchior/Melcher was born 15 Feb 1797.

Family links: Parents: Michael Melcher (1765 - 1848) Mary Salome Heaney Melcher (1765 - 1847)
Burial: Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery Haycock Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA

Maintained by: IndyScot
Originally Created by: Mary Jo C. Martin
Record added: Jul 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39044102

Noted events in his life were:

1. Comment 1: 15 Melchior and Mary Strauss had one son, Tobias Melchior

2. Alt. Birth: 1795. 114

Jacob married Anna Maria Strauss 15,110,111.,112.,113.,114 Anna was born on 14 Aug 1791112,113,190,191 and was baptized on 2 Oct 1791 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania.112,113,190 Other names for Anna were Anna Maria Straus, Mary Strauss,15,51,111,112,114 Anna Maria Strouse 111,112., and191

The child from this marriage was:

28        i.  Tobias Melchor (Relationship to Father: Unknown, Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) (born on 2 Mar 1813 in Palatinate, Germany? - died on 21 Sep 1883 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania)


57. Anna Maria Strauss,15,110,111,112,113,114 daughter of Henry Strouse 111,112,113,192,193,194,195 and Maria Magdalena Pfeil,113 was born on 14 Aug 1791112,113,190,191 and was baptized on 2 Oct 1791 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania.112,113,190 Other names for Anna were Anna Maria Straus, Mary Strauss,15,51,111,112,114 Anna Maria Strouse 111,112., and191

General Notes:

[Source: Ed Lutton]

The following is extracted from the handwritten notes for a speech given by Ed Lutton to the descendants of Tobias Melchior at a family reunion about 1972 or 1973 (copy provided by Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins). Transcription of text by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 May 1999:

"It is said that Tobias' mother was Mary Strauss S-T-R-A-U-S-S and to be of a different family from that of Sarah Strouse, Susanna's mother, but do we know? Certainly spelling was sufficiently flexible that we cannot lean on it. All else I have heard was that Mary Strauss came from Northampton Co, but let us look further into that."

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NOTE: The assertion that Sarah Strouse, Susanna's mother, was from a different family appears to be supported by Tom Myers, "Ancestors of Susanna Hoffman" who attributes Sarah to Christopher Strouse and Anna Maria \\. Mr. Myers does not list a sister, Mary.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 27 August 2000

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 August 1999]

Could this Mary Strauss, wife of Jacob Melchior, be a sister of Margaret Strouse, wife of Joseph Melchior? THIS could be the missing link to tie the two family lines of Johannes Melchior together.

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[Source: LAM_MASTER.FTW]

Baptism witnesses: Philip Herpel and Anna Maria

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[Source: Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry]

ID: I11737
Name: Anna Maria STRAUSS
Sex: F
Birth: 14 AUG 1791 (1)
Baptism: 2 OCT 1791 Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (1)

Father: Henry STRAUSS b: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Maria Magdalena PFEIL b: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Sources:
Title: PGCR - "Pennsylvania German Church Records, 1729-1870"
Author: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication: Published in 3 vol, originally pub 1925 by Pennsylvania German Society
Note: This is an extensive transcription of the original handwritten church records of several 18th-19th century churches.
Note: Excellent
Repository:
Note: possession of Carrie E. Bodensteiner
Call Number: ISBN 1-886914-94-X
Media: Family Archive CD
Page: Vol. 3 p. 390 Tohickon Lutheran

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Anna married Jacob Melcher.15.,110 Jacob was born in 1797.189


58. John Philip Hoffman,1,51 son of John Conrad Hoffmann 110,196 and Magdalena Trauger,1,51 was born on 29 Sep 1785,1,75 died on 9 Jun 1861 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania75 at age 75, and was buried after 9 Jun 1861 in Saint Luke's Union Church Cemetery, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for John were John Hoffman,51 Philip Hoffman 51,75. and197

General Notes:

[Source: 1850 Pennsylvania Census]

A Philip Hoffman, age 64, was living in Nockamixon Township with Sarah (age 53) and Sarah (age 14) on 12 August 1850.

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 February 2004]

William Hoffman was probably a brother or cousin of my ancestor, John Philip Hoffman. Philip and his wife, Sarah, were sponsors at the baptism of Margaret Hoffman on 10 October 1819.

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 January 2005]

Transcription of the will and supporting documents of Philip Hoffman by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 January 2005. Copies of said documents provided by Edie Gale Hays, 13 January 2005, to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. [Comments in brackets] made by John-Pierre M. Hannam. Capitalization, spelling and punctuation are as found on the copy with only two or three periods added for clarity by Mr. Hannam.
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[Cover]

1861
#10798
Will of
Philip Hoffman late
of Nockamixon Township
dec:

Proved before me June
18th A.D. 1861,
Jonathan Davis Register

Will Book No. 15 [possibly 12 or 13]
Page 235

[First Page] [Handwritten, in English]

In the name of God Amen. I Philip Hoffman of the Township of Nockamixon County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania being weak in body and of sound mind and memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to Wit.
First. It is my Will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.
Second. It is my Will that my Personal and Real Estate Should be sold by my Executors hereinafter named full power and authority to dispose of my personal and Real Estate in as full and large a manner in every Respect as I could myself do if living.
Third. I give and bequeath to my Wife the sum of three hundred dollars and to her heirs and assigns forever to be paid by my Executors hereinafter named the proceeds of my Personal and Real Estate. I order my Executors to pay my Just debts and also the above mentioned sum to my Widow the remainder of my Real Estate the Interest in one third part of the balance to remain in the premises and to be a lien thereon during the natural life of my Widow the interest thereof to be paid during her life time annually on the first day April in each year during her natural life and at her decease to be equally divided among all my heirs except Marten who shall only have the interest of his share as hereinafter directed as long as he lives and after his decease if he has no heirs his share shall be equally divided among my other heirs. The remainder of my Estate I give and bequeath unto my son Elias Hoffman one sixth part thereof to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Fourth. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel eseposed to be deceased one sixth part thereof to his heirs
Fifth. I give and bequeath to my son Anthony one sixth part except and advancement paid by me for him of $20.47

[Second Page]

With Interest at five per cent from August 24th 1855 the Balance of one sixth part be paid to him his heirs and assigns forever
Sixth. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Susanna deceased to her heirs one sixth part thereof
Seventh. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah one sixth part thereof to her heirs and assigns forever
Eight. I give the Interest of one sixth part at five per cent to my son Marten to be paid during his natural life annually on the first day of April in each year during his life time. The said Principal sum of one sixth part to remain in my Real Estate and be a lien thereon as long as my son Marten lives and the Interest to be paid to him as above stated after his death his share shall go to his heirs if any and if not to be equally divided among my other heirs share and share alike.
Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint Henry Frankenfield to be my Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eleventh day of June one thousand eight hundred and Sixty.

[Signed] Philip Hoffman [Seal]

Signed sealed and declared by the said Testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us.

[Signed] Jonas Frankenfield
[Signed] Philip Groover

[Last Page] [These last two documents were on pre-printed forms with names, dates, and pronouns written in.]

BUCKS COUNTY, SS.
On the Eighteenth day of June A.D. 1861 personally appeared before me, Jonathan Davis Register of Wills, in and for the County of Bucks, Jonas Frankenfield & Philip Groover the subscribing Witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Philip Hoffman deceased, and being first duly sworn according to law did depose and say, that they were present and saw and heard, Philip Hoffman, the Testator Sign and Seal, publish, pronounce and declare, the annexed paper writing, as, and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of his so doing he was of sound mind and memory, and of disposing understanding, to the best of their knowledge and belief.

[Signed] Jonathan Davis Register

BUCKS COUNTY, SS.
Be it Remembered, That on the Eighteenth day of June, A.D. 1861 the annexed last Will and Testament of Philip Hoffman deceased, was duly proved, when letters testamentary thereon, were granted unto Henry Frankenfield the Executor therein named, he having been duly sworn well and truly to administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits, of said deceased, according to law. And also, diligently and faithfully to regard, and well and truly comply with the provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances.

[Signed] Jonathan Davis Register

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[Source: Findagrave.com]

Philip Hoffman

Birth: Sep. 29, 1785

Death: Jun. 9, 1861

Family links: Spouse: Sarah Fulmer Fluck Hoffman (1792 - 1863) Children: Susanna Hoffman Melchor (1813 - 1860) * Elias Hoffman (1815 - 1893)

* * Reverse Relationships:] [This relationship was not directly added to this memorial. Rather, it is calculated based on information added to the related person's memorial. For example: if Joe Public is linked to Jane Public as a spouse, a reciprocal link will automatically be added to Jane Public's memorial.

Burial: Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Ferndale Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Old Section, Row 20

Created by: Tom Myers Record added: Nov 10, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 100467246

Noted events in his life were:

1. Comment 1: 114 Charles M. Melchior names him as "Philip Hoffman"

2. Occupation: 75 Farmer

3. Alt. Birth: Between 1760 and 1795. 1

4. Alt. Birth: Between 13 Aug 1785 and 12 Aug 1786. 198

5. Census: 1800. 199 There were two males (ages unknown) named Philip Hoffman living in Northampton County, Pennsylvania during the 1800 PA Census

6. Census: 12 Aug 1850. 197 He listed his occupation as farmer with property valued at $1800.

7. Census: 12 Aug 1850. 198 Philip Hoffman, age 64, was living with wife, Sarah, age 53, and daughter, Sarah, age 14, in Nockmixon Township, Bucks, PA

8. Will: 11 Jun 1860, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

9. Alt. Burial: After 9 Jun 1861, Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. 12

10. Will Proved: 18 Jun 1861, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

John married Maria Sarah Strauss 111,112 on 29 Dec 1812 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.75 Maria was born on 25 Mar 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania200,201 and died about 182875 about age 40. Other names for Maria were Sarah Straus Or Strauss Sarah Strous, Sarah Strous,202 Maria Sarah Strouse,51,111,112,191 Sarah Strouse 75,111., and112

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Hillpot Family Genealogy, Larry Hillpot, www.larryhillpot.com, 10 April 2003]

Intell marriages

Strous, Sarah 1/25/1813 12/29/1812 Strous, Sarah of Tinicum to Philip Hoffman of Nockamixon, by Rev. Mr. Mensch

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Officiant: 29 Dec 1812. 203 Rev. Mr. Mensch

Children from this marriage were:

29        i.  Susanna Hoffman 1,50,51,75,76,77 (born on 14 Oct 1813, baptized Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania - died on 16 Jan 1860 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Elias Hoffman 75,77 was born on 23 Nov 1815,75,76 was baptized on 11 Feb 1816 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75,76 died on 27 May 189375,204 at age 77, and was buried about 27 May 1893 in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.75,204 Other names for Elias were Samuel Hoffman,75 Elias Hofman, and205 Elias Huffman.206

        iii.  Martin Hoffman 75 was born about 181775 and died after 11 Jun 1860.77 Another name for Martin was Marten Hoffman.77

         iv.  Samuel Strouse Hoffman 1,75 was born on 6 Apr 181875 and died before 1860.75 Another name for Samuel was Samuel Hoffman 75.,77

          v.  Elizabeth Hoffman 75 was born on 3 Oct 1822,75 was baptized on 24 Nov 1822 in Nockamixon Reformed Church, Nockamixon, , Bucks, Pennsylvania,75 and died before 1860.75

         vi.  Sarah Hoffman 75,77 was born about 182475 and died after 11 Jun 1860 in This May Be Incorrect. There May Have Been A Second Sister, Sarah. (Hannam, 14 January 2005).77

        vii.  Anthony Hoffman 75,77,207 was born on 8 Feb 1826 in Pennsylvania75,207 and died after 12 Jul 1870.207,208



John next married Sarah Fulmer 75 about 1830.75 Sarah was born in 1792, died on 22 Oct 1863 in Pennsylvania209 at age 71, and was buried after 22 Oct 1863 in Tohickon Church Cemetery, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania (Plot: Section A, Row A-5).

General Notes:

NOTE: Philip Hoffman did not name his wife by name in his will dated 11 June 1860 so it is assumed that this Sarah was his current wife at that time.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 January 2005

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[Source: Tom Myers, Jul 20, 2011, Findagrave.com]

Sarah Fulmer Fluck Hoffman
Birth: 1792
Death: Oct. 22, 1863

Family links: Spouses: Philip Hoffman (1785 - 1861) * Frederick Fluck (1787 - 1827) *

Children:
Eliza Fluck Ott Lewis (1811 - 1882) *
Mary Anna Fluck Egolf (1815 - 1897) *
Samuel Fluck (1821 - 1852) *

*Calculated relationship

Inscription: Aged 71 Years

Burial: Tohickon Cemetery
Bedminster
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section A, Row A-5

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73669206

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Death: After 11 Jun 1860. 77

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Sarah Hoffman 75 was born between 13 Aug 1835 and 12 Aug 1836 in Pennsylvania.


59. Maria Sarah Strauss,111,112 daughter of Christopher Strauss 48,113,193,194,195,210 and Anna Maria Young,210 was born on 25 Mar 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania200,201 and died about 182875 about age 40. Other names for Maria were Sarah Straus Or Strauss Sarah Strous, Sarah Strous,202 Maria Sarah Strouse,51,111,112,191 Sarah Strouse 75,111., and112

General Notes:

[Source: Tom Myers, Ancestors of Susanna Hoffman, Genealogy Report, 25 Aug 2000]

Mr. Myers says Sarah Strouse, wife of Philip Hoffman, was the daughter of Christopher Strouse and Anna Maria but does not cite a reference. For now, I have marked the relationship of "Maria Sarah" to Henry and Maria Magdalena Strouse as unknown. It is possible that Sarah and Maria Sarah were two distinct women only one of whom married Philip Hoffman.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 27 August 2000. (see additional notes below)

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, Hillpot Family Genealogy, 30 June 2001, http://www.larryhillpot.com]

-- Much of this information appears to be based on information from Tom Myers who provided similar information to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. in an email entitled "Ancestors of Susanna Hoffman" dated 25 August 2000

THE STROUSE FAMILY THIRD GENERATION

136 SARAH STROUSE Born circa 1792. Died circa 1828. Married Philip Hoffman, December 29, 1812, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Nockamixon. He was born September 29, 1785. Died June 9, 1861, Nockamixon Township. He was a farmer and is buried St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon.

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[Source: Tom Myers, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2001]

Mr. Myers indicates (see the text of his email below) that the Sarah Strauss who married John Philip Hoffman was NOT the daughter of Henry Strauss and Maria Magdalena Pfiel. According to documents Mr. Myers possesses or has seen indicates that their daughter, Sarah, married Michael Kunsman. Mr. Myers continues to believe that the Sarah who married John Phillip Hoffman was the daughter of Christopher Strauss.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2001

John-Pierre, the estate records of Henry Strouse prove that his daughter Sarah was married to Michael Kunsman. I don't have documented where I got the list of Christopher's children, but by process of elimination, his daughter Sarah is the only one who could be the wife of John Philip Hoffman.

Tom
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Update: I believe Mr. Myers is correct. Christopher Straus and his wife were sponsors at the baptism of my great-great-grandmother, Susanna Hoffman, on 14 October 1813. Since grandparents or siblings were often sponsors at baptisms, I think this is probably the case here.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 February 2004

Update: Once again and on further reflection, I'm not convinced that Maria was a daughter of Christopher Strauss. My reasoning for this is the fact that Christopher's two sons, Samuel (b. 1787) and John (b. 1789) were confirmed in 1807 but Maria, who was born between the two brothers, was not. Also, the supposed birth date of Samuel was less than nine months prior to the birth of Maria. It is possible that Maria was a premature birth and may have been sickly as a girl but this is stretching credulity.Very frustrating! In the absence of better data, I am leaving Maria as a daughter of Christopher Strauss but I am leery.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2016

Maria married John Philip Hoffman 1,51 on 29 Dec 1812 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.75 John was born on 29 Sep 1785,1,75 died on 9 Jun 1861 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania75 at age 75, and was buried after 9 Jun 1861 in Saint Luke's Union Church Cemetery, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for John were John Hoffman,51 Philip Hoffman 51,75. and197


60. Peter Montfort,94,95,145,146,147,148 son of John Monfort 145,211,212 and Sarah Van Arsdal,213,214,215 was born on 22 Jan 1793,94,145,146,147,148,216 was baptized on 3 Mar 1793 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,217 died on 13 Nov 1859 in Granite Hill, , Pennsylvania218 at age 66, and was buried after 13 Nov 1859 in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 The cause of his death was Pneumonia.219 Other names for Peter were Peter Monfoort,220 Peter Monfort 95,145,150. and221

General Notes:

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 12 November 1934, Out of the Past: Seventy Five Years Ago section]

Died: On the 12th inst., of pneumonia, at his residence in Straban township, Mr. Peter Monfort, in his 67th year.

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[Source: Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 16 July 1860]

Administrators' Sale
OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE OF PETER MONFORT, DEC'D.-In pursuance of an Order of the Orphan's Court of Adams county, the undersigned, Administrators of the estate of PETER MONFORT, deceased, will expose to Public Sale, on the premies, on the 12th day of September next, at 1 o'clock, P.M. the VALUABLE FARM of said deceased, situated in Straban township, Adams county, 3 miles from Gettysburg, on the York Turnpike. adjoining lands of John Tate. Sr., Isaac Miller. John Rinehart and others, containing 178 Acres, having thereon erected a good Two-story HOUSE, part Log and Weather-boarded and part Brick, calculated for two families, Wash House, Brick Bank Barn, Carriage House, and other out-buildings, with two never-failing wells of water with pumps-one at the house and the other at the barn. There is a good proportion of Meadow and Timber Land, and a fine Apple Orchard, and a large variety of other choice fruit trees on the premises which seldom fail to bear. The Gettysburg Railroad passes through the farm. The land is in a good state of cultivation (part of which has been recently limed) under good fencing, and is one of the most valuable properties in the county.
Also, at the same time and place, will be sold a TRACT OF MOUNTAIN LAND-one-
half of 15 acres-on the Cold Spring road, adjoining lands of John Moritz. Henry Brinkerhoff, and others. This tract is well covered with thriving Chestnut timber.
Attendance will be given and terms made known by
JACOB MONTFORT,
JACOB CASSAT,
Administrators
July 16, 1860

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The following MIGHT be a record of this Peter Montfort. He would have been about the right age for military service.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 28 June 2006

[Source: War of 1812 Service Records]

Name:PETER MONTFORT
Company: COBEAN'S BATTALION, PENNSYLVANIA VOLS.
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 146
Roll Exct: 602

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 21 March 1938, Out of the Past: Seventy-FiveYears Ago section]

Robert Bell, as Agent for P.P. La Tourette, has sold the farm of Peter Monfort, deceased -- 189 acres -- in Straban township, to John Hoke and A.D. Buehler, for $25 per acre cash.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Peter Monfort

Birth: Jan. 22, 1793
Death: Nov. 13, 1859

Peter MONFORT [MONTFORT; originally MONFOORT], son of John MONFORT [MONTFORT] and Sarah VAN ARSDALE; born 22 January 1793, possibly PA; died 13 November 1859, PA; buried Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams Co., Pennsylvania.

Peter MONFORT married twice.
1-Elizabeth BRINKERHOFF
2-Magdalena "Lenah" CASSATT

Peter MONFORT married (1) 10 April 1817, Adams Co., PA to Elizabeth BRINKERHOFF, daughter of Gilbert BRINKERHOFF and Elizabeth ACKERMAN.

Newspaper: "Wednesday, April 16, 1817 '96 Married, Thursday, April 6 [10], 1817, by the Rev. Dr. David McConaughty, Mr. Peter Monfort to Miss Elizabeth Brinkerhoff, the daughter of Mr. Gilbert Brinkerhoff, all of Adams County, Pennsylvania."
*Source:
"The Gettysburg Times," Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 28 November 1960; "A Bit Of History About Early Settlers," by B. F. M. MacPHERSON, Page 06, Columns 1-3, RANDOM LOW DUTCH NOTES.

Peter and (1) Elizabeth had perhaps four children before she died at age 35 yrs. 11 months on 07 Oct. 1830:
John Montfort
Sarah Montfort
Elizabeth Montfort (1820'96 1897)
David Montfort (1823'96 1854)

Peter married (2) 09 September 9, 1834, Adams Co., PA to Magdalena "Lenah" CASSATT, daughter of Jacob CASSAT(T) (1751'96 1813) and Maria MONFORT (1756'96 1814).

Newspaper: "Monday, September 15, 1834 '96 Married, Tuesday, September 9, 1834, by the Rev. James C. Watson, Mr. Peter Monfort to Miss Lenah Cassatt, both of Strabane Township, this County."
*Source:
"The Gettysburg Times," Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 28 November 1960; "A Bit Of History About Early Settlers," by B. F. M. MacPHERSON, Page 06, Columns 1-3, RANDOM LOW DUTCH NOTES.

Peter and (2) Lenah had perhaps one child; there may be others:
Peter Cassatt Montfort 1841'96 ?)

1840 FEDERAL CENSUS:
Straban, Adams Co., Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3

1850 FEDERAL CENSUS
Straban, Adams Co., Pennsylvania
Peter Monford 57
Magdaline Monford 58
David Monford 26
Peter Connard 9


Family links:
Parents:
John (Manfort) Monfort (1750 - 1838)
Sarah Isaac VanArsdale Monfort (1768 - 1831)

Spouses:
Elizabeth Brinkerhoff Monfort (1794 - 1830)
Magdalena Cassatt Monfort (1792 - 1861)*

Siblings:
Peter Monfort (1793 - 1859)
Francis John Monfort (1796 - 1866)*
W Henry Monfort (1810 - 1877)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
"PETER MONFORT. * DIED NOV. 13. 1859. * AGED 66 YEARS 9 M. & 21 D."

Burial:
Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Hunterstown
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: GJOT
Record added: Aug 21, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 134650420

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 6 Sep 1850. 121 Listed as farmer, with real estate valued at $2, 800, living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

2. Alt. Birth: 2 Jan 1793, Conewago, York, Pennsylvania. 222

3. Alt. Death: 12 Nov 1859, Straban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania. 223

Peter married Elizabeth Brinkerhoff 145,149,150 on 10 Apr 1817 in Adams County, Pennsylvania 94.,145.,146.,147 Elizabeth was born on 12 Oct 1794 in Adams County, Pennsylvania,94,146,147,148 died on 7 Oct 1830 in Adams County, Pennsylvania224 at age 35, and was buried after 7 Oct 1830 in Low Dutch Cemetery (Northern), also known as Osborns Cemetery, Brush Run, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Elizabeth were Elizabeth Brinckerhof and220 Elizabeth Brinckerhoff.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, 16 April 1817]

MARRIED-On Thursday last by the Rev. D.M. Conaughy, Mr. Peter Monfort, to Miss Elizabeth Brinkerhoff, daughter of Mr. Gilbert Brinkerhoff--all of this county.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Death of One Spouse: 7 Oct 1830. This is an assumption -- I have no proof (John-Pierre Hannam)

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Sarah Montfort 94,146,147

         ii.  John Montfort 94,146,147

        iii.  Elizabeth Montfort 94,146,147,149 was born on 10 May 1820 in Pennsylvania225 and died on 27 Aug 1897 in Middletown, Butler, Ohio225 at age 77. Another name for Elizabeth was Elizabeth Monfoort.220

30       iv.  David Montfort 94 (born on 26 Jun 1823 - died on 2 Apr 1854, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania)



Peter next married Magdalena Cassat,163,226 daughter of Jacob Cassat 228,229,230 and Maria Monfort,145,212,231 on 9 Sep 1834 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.227 Magdalena was born on 5 Aug 1792 in New Jersey,226 was baptized in Sep 1792 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,217 died on 16 Jan 1861 in , Adams, Pennsylvania218 at age 68, and was buried after 16 Jan 1861 in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Magdalena were Leenah Cassart,217 Magdalena Cassart,163, and226 Lena Cassat Or Cassatt.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Marriages, 1804-34]

These are the marriage notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834.

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

MARRIAGES
The Star and Republican Banner, published in Gettysburg, PA on Tuesdays.

Sep 16, 1834 (date of newspaper publication)

On 9th by Rev. Watson, Peter Monford to Lena Cassatt, both of Straban

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17 September 1984, "Out of the Past (From the files of the Compiler, Star and Sentinel and The Gettysburg Times: 150 Years Ago" section]

Married: On Tuesday last, by the Rev. J.C. Watson, Mr. Peter Monfort, to Miss Lenah Cassatt, both of Straban Twp.

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Birth: Aug. 5, 1792
Death: Jan. 16, 1861

Magdalena "Lenah" CASSATT, daughter of Jacob CASSAT(T) (1751– 1813) and Maria MONFORT (1756– 1814); born 05 August 1792, NJ; died age 68 on 16 January 1861, Adams Co., PA.

Magdalena married 09 September 1834, Adams Co., PA to Peter MONFORT, son of John MONFORT [MONTFORT] and Sarah VAN ARSDALE.

Newspaper: "Monday, September 15, 1834 – Married, Tuesday, September 9, 1834, by the Rev. James C. Watson, Mr. Peter Monfort to Miss Lenah Cassatt, both of Strabane Township, this County."
*Source:
"The Gettysburg Times," Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 28 November 1960; "A Bit Of History About Early Settlers," by B. F. M. MacPHERSON, Page 06, Columns 1-3, RANDOM LOW DUTCH NOTES.

Peter Monfort and (2) Lenah had perhaps one child; there may be others. Note: This was Peter's second marriage.
Peter Cassatt Montfort (1841?)(or 1793-1859)

1840 FEDERAL CENSUS:
Straban, Adams Co., Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3

1850 FEDERAL CENSUS
Straban, Adams Co., Pennsylvania
Peter Monford 57
Magdaline Monford 58
David Monford 26
Peter Connard 9

Lenah's husband Peter MONFORT died 13 November 1859, PA.



Family links:
Spouse:
Peter Monfort (1793 - 1859)

Inscription:
"MAGDALENA. * WIFE OF PETER * MONFORT. * DIED JAN. 16. 1861. * AGED 68 YEARS 5 M. & 11 D."

Burial:
Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Hunterstown
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: GJOT
Record added: Aug 21, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 134650419

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Peter Cassatt Montfort was born about 1841.




61. Elizabeth Brinkerhoff,145,149,150 daughter of Gilbert Brinckerhoff 94,145,146,147,148,232,233 and Elizabeth Ackerman,94,145,146,147,148,232 was born on 12 Oct 1794 in Adams County, Pennsylvania,94,146,147,148 died on 7 Oct 1830 in Adams County, Pennsylvania224 at age 35, and was buried after 7 Oct 1830 in Low Dutch Cemetery (Northern), also known as Osborns Cemetery, Brush Run, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Elizabeth were Elizabeth Brinckerhof and220 Elizabeth Brinckerhoff.

General Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts - Deaths (updated and corrected 25 October 2000)

These are the death notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834. Following, is the source information used and dates for the extracted information:

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

DEATHS
"The Republican Compiler" published in Gettysburg, printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year. Dates extracted here: Sep 16, 1818 -- Jul 9, 1833

Oct 26, 1830 (date of newspaper publication)

On 7th, Mrs. Elizabeth Monfort, consort/Peter Monfort, Mountpleasant, 35y 11m 1d

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[Source: Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 26 October 1830]

DIED.
"On Thursday evening, the 7th instant, after a severe illness of three day, Mrs. Elizabeth Monfort, consort of Mr. Peter Monfort, of Mountpleasant township, Adams county, in the 36th year of her age."

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 18 April 1942]

Inscription from grave:

Here lies buried/Elizabeth/wife to Peter Monfort/who departed this life/October 7. 1830/Aged 35 years and 11 months.

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 27 October 1980, "Out of the Past (from the files of the Compiler, Star and Sentinel and The Gettysburg Times): 150 Years Ago" section]

On Thursday evening, the 7th inst. after a severe illness of three days, Mr., Elizabeth Monfort, of Mountpleasant Township, wife of Peter Monfort, aged 35 years, 11 months, and one day.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Elizabeth Brinkerhoff Monfort

Birth: Oct. 12, 1794
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1830
Mount Pleasant
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Elizabeth Wife of Peter Monfort, died 7 Oct 1830 aged 35 years, 11 months.

From the Pennsylvania Archives, Vol III, copied & contributed by Alfred R. Justice (no date given) transcribed by Carolyn Leonard in 2008.

Elizabeth BRINKERHOFF, daughter of Gilbert BRINKERHOFF and Elizabeth ACKERMAN; born 12 October 1794, PA; died age 35 on 07 October 1830, PA; buried Low Dutch Cemetery (Northern), 900 Swift Road, Brush Run, Adams Co., PA. Elizabeth BRINKERHOFF married 10 April 1817, Adams Co., PA to Peter MONFORT [MONTFORT], son of John MONFORT and Sarah VAN ARSDALE.

The following items pertaining to Elizabeth Monfort are to be found in the "Adams Sentinel" under the dates given:

1. Wednesday, April 16, 1817 \endash Married, Thursday, April 6 [6th was Sunday; married on 10th was Thursday], 1817, by the Rev. Dr. David McConaughty, Mr. Peter Monfort to Miss Elizabeth Brinkerhoff, the daughter of Mr. Gilbert Brinkerhoff, all of Adams County, Pennsylvania.
"The Gettysburg Times," dated 18 April 1942 states: "In the "Adams Centinal" for Wednesday, April 16, 1817 we find the following. "Married on Thursday last …." [Making date of marriage as April 10, 1817.]

2. Tuesday, October 26, 1830 \endash WAS ILL THREE DAYS
Died, Thursday, evening, October 7, 1830, after a severe illness of three days, Mrs. Elizabeth Monfort, the consort of Mr. Peter Monfort, of Mountpleasant Township, this County [Adams], in the 36th year of her age."
(contributed by GJOT 8/24/2014)

Family links:
Spouse:
Peter Monfort (1793 - 1859)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Low Dutch Cemetery (Northern)
Brush Run
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: carolyn leonard
Record added: Sep 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97716720

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: McKee: Shows spelling changing to Brinkerhoff from father's Brinckerhoff

2. Fact 2: Age at death was 35 years, 11 months

3. Alt. Birth: 6 Nov 1794. 94,145,146,147

4. Alt. Birth: 16 Nov 1794. 94,146,147,211

5. Alt. Death: 7 Oct 1830. 145,211

6. Alt. Burial: Low Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Conewago, York, Pennsylvania. 234

Elizabeth married Peter Montfort 94,95,145,146,147,148 on 10 Apr 1817 in Adams County, Pennsylvania 94.,145.,146.,147 Peter was born on 22 Jan 1793,94,145,146,147,148,216 was baptized on 3 Mar 1793 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,217 died on 13 Nov 1859 in Granite Hill, , Pennsylvania218 at age 66, and was buried after 13 Nov 1859 in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 The cause of his death was Pneumonia.219 Other names for Peter were Peter Monfoort,220 Peter Monfort 95,145,150. and221


62. Captain William Thompson,96 son of Joseph Thompson and Sarah Orr, was born on 10 Jan 1787 in Pennsylvania,96 died on 9 Jan 1851 in Probably In Freedom Township, Adams, Pennsylvania96 at age 63, and was buried after 9 Jan 1851 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.96

General Notes:

[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, typewritten notes "Thompson", undated, sent to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. 12 July 2007]

WILLIAM (1787-1851) married Mary Cassatt (see other Thompson paper)

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[Source: 1810 PA Census Index, page 28]

Thompson, Andrew PA ADAMS CO. HUNTINGTON TWP 009 1810
Thompson, Joseph PA ADAMS CO. MOUNT PLEASANT TWP 048 1810
Thompson, William PA ADAMS CO. HUNTINGTON TWP 009 1810

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[Source: 1850 U.S. Census, 31 August 1850, http://www.ancestry.com]

The following individuals were living in the household of William and Mary Thompson in Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

William Thompson 63 Farmer
Mary Thompson 60
Jane Thompson 31
Jacob C. Thompson 29 Farmer
Maria C. Thompson 25
Sarah E. Thompson 23
Geo L. Mc_____ 26 Laborer

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The following might be a reference to our William Thompson. Unfortunately, it is a rather common name so there is no way to know for certain.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 July 2004

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2 October 1821]

List of Representatives from York County to the Pennsylvania Legislature:

1818, 1819: William Thompson, Samuel Witherow
1819, 1820: William Miller, William Thompson
1820, 1821: Jacob Cassat, Isaac Wierman

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[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 27 August 1828]

Wm. Thompson, of Mountpleasant township, was one of a number of men who were appointed (at the Administration Meeting held at the Gettysburg Courthouse on 19 August 1828) to "Committees of Vigilance" for their respective townships. Others from my family who were appointed at the same time included Henry Brinkerhoff of Mountjoy; John M. Munfort, Isaac Monfort, and Jacob Cassatt, Jr. of Straban; and Wm. H. Brinkerhoff of Mountpleasant.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 3 October 2005

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[Source: Adams Centinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 22 October 1828]

William Thompson and James A. Thompson were executors for the estate of Robert Thompson. Was Robert a brother or uncle?

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 18 November 1935]

Henry Brinkerhoff, George Horn, and Wm. Thompson of Straban township were on the Grand Jury for November 1835.

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[Source: Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, PA, 7 September 1847]
The Late Thunderstorm
We learn that, during the terrible thunderstorm on Saturday night week, the house of Capt. Wm. Thompson, in Straban township, was struck by lightning--but the damage done was inconsiderable. Nearly all of Capt. Thompson's family were slightly shocked.

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[Source: Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Monday, 25 February 1850, "Democratic Standing Committee"]

Wm Thompson was listed as a member of the Democratic Standing Committee of Adams County. Members of this committee were asked to attend a meeting on 26 February at the Wattles Hotel in Gettysburg "for the purpose of fixing the time for the meeting of the County Convention to select Delegates to the State Convention".

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 July 2006

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[Source: Star and Banner, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 27 December 1850, "Volunteers in the War of 1812"]

Wm. Thompson (Alexander Cobean, Captain and afterwards, Captain William Meredith) was listed as one of the defenders of Baltimore in 1814. I have no proof that this is my ancestor but it is possible if not probable.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 July 2006

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[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, typewritten notes "Thompson", undated, sent to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 July 2007 and scanned by John-Pierre M. Hannam. Sr. on 13 July 2007]

COMMISION OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM THOMPSON
In the name and by the Authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Simm Snyder, Governor of the said Commonwealth, to William Thompson of the County of Adams, Esquire, Greeting:
Know, That you the said William Thompson (being duly elected and returned) are hereby comisioned Captain of the Ninth Company, Eighty Ninth Regiment of the Militia of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the 2nd Brigade of the 5th Division composed of the militia the counties of York and Adams. To have and hold this commision, exercising all the powers and discharging all its duties there to lawfully belonging and attached for the term of seven years to be computed from the first day of August, one thousand eight-hundred and fourteen, if you shall so long behave yourself well.
In testimony whereof, I have set my seal hand and caused the lessseal of the state, to be affixed to these Presents, at Harrisburg. Dated agreeably to law, as of the first of August, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and of the commonwealth of the 39th.
By the Governor.James Trimble, Deputy Secretary

Noted events in his life were:

1. Burial: 96 McKee: Buried with wife, sister "Polly", son Jacob, daughters Jane & Maria

2. Veteran: 235 War of 1812, Captain

3. Alt. Birth: Between 1 Sep 1786 and 31 Aug 1787. 96,236 Pennsylvania

4. Census: 31 Aug 1850. 164 William, Mary and four children (Jane, Jacob, unreadable female, and Sarah) plus a laborer (Geo. McGiver?) were living in Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

5. Lived in: 31 Aug 1850. 237 Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

6. Occupation: 31 Aug 1850. 238 Farmer

William married Mary Cassat 163 on 13 Mar 1817 in Straban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania.96 Mary was born on 9 May 1790,96,163 was baptized in Jun 1790 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,217 died on 31 Oct 1863 in Pennsylvania96 at age 73, and was buried after 31 Oct 1863 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.96 Other names for Mary were Mary Cassatt, Maria Cassart,217 Polly Cassat, Maria Cassatt,95, and163 Mary Cossart.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Jane Thompson 96 was born on 9 Jan 1818 in Pennsylvania, was baptized on 10 May 1818,239 died on 30 Apr 188812 at age 70, and was buried on 3 May 1888 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.12

         ii.  Jacob Cassat Thompson 186 was born on 24 Jan 1820 in Pennsylvania, died on 31 Aug 1903 in His Home On York Street, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania240 at age 83, and was buried on 2 Sep 1903 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.240 Other names for Jacob were David Cassat Thompson and Jacob Cassatt Thompson.155

        iii.  Joseph Thompson was born on 31 Jul 1822 in Pennsylvania and died on 8 Apr 1823.

         iv.  Maria Catherine Thompson 186 was born on 5 Mar 1824 in Adams County, Pennsylvania,12 died on 22 Mar 1910241 at age 86, and was buried on 25 Mar 1910 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. The cause of her death was cerebral apoplexy/advanced age.242 Another name for Maria was Maria Thompson.

31        v.  Sarah Elinor Thompson 95,96 (born on 21 Mar 1827 in Pennsylvania - died on 4 Jan 1908 in Her Home On York Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania On A Saturday Morning)

         vi.  William Alexander Thompson was born on 21 Dec 1827,243 died on 25 Jun 1843243 at age 15, and was buried after 25 Jun 1843 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard) (also known as Northern Low Dutch Cemetery or Osborn's Cemetery), about four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.243 Another name for William was William Anderson Thompson.243




63. Mary Cassat,163 daughter of Jacob Cassat 228,229,230 and Maria Monfort,145,212,231 was born on 9 May 1790,96,163 was baptized in Jun 1790 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,217 died on 31 Oct 1863 in Pennsylvania96 at age 73, and was buried after 31 Oct 1863 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.96 Other names for Mary were Mary Cassatt, Maria Cassart,217 Polly Cassat, Maria Cassatt,95, and163 Mary Cossart.

General Notes:

The following is probably a reference to this Mary Cassat although it is more than 25 years after the death of Jacob Cassat.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 July 2006

[Source: The Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1839]

"The Account of Mary Cassat, one of the Executors of Jacob Cassat, deceased."

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NOTE: The following extract mentions Mary Thompson and is included here for that reason.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 July 2007

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Monday evening, 19 October 1925, scan and OCR by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 July 2005]

"History of The Low Dutch Colony of Conowago"
written by Rev. Dr. Demarest, Early Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Gettysburg

CHAPTER EIGHT
Letters
I have in my possession a number of letters, which I know the reader would be pleased to see. A few of them I shall now place before him. They will require little or no explanation beyond what can be obtained from the preceding chapters
Mr. Albert Bergen, of Pleasureville, Kentucky, is an Elder of the Pleasureville Presbyterian church, which was formerly the "Six Mile" church. He writes:

Pleasureville, Ky., Oct. 4, 1883.
Rev. Dr. E. P. Humphrey,
Louisville, Ky.
Dear Sir:--
I received your letter, enclosing that of Rev. Mr. Demarest. I could not read either of the letters entirely nor could I find any one who could. I think a majority of the members of the "Six Mile" church, when it was organized and for some time after, were from Pennsylvania. I think all of them first settled at Harrodsburg and moved from there to Shelby and Henry counties. I think the Pennsylvania people were originally from New Jersey. However this may be, I know they were a people who had lived and worshipped together for more than a hundred years. I have a geneaology of our own family reaching back to 1633. I will give you the names of some of the first settlers, Bantas, Voorheeses, Van Arsdales, De Motts, Demarees, Vanises, Cover's, Bises and Bergens. There were others that I don't now think of. My grandfather was one of the first Elders of the Church. My father also served many years. And I have been serving since my father's death. I should be glad to be at the Synod at Harrodsburg, if my health would permit.
Very truly yours,
ALBERT BERGEN

The late David V. Demaree, M. D., such history. The former letter, sixteen years ago to Rev. Dr. Demarest, professor at New Brunswick, New Jersey. He had previously written one to me, then. a student at Princeton but in those days, I lacked the good sense to take an interest in such history.The former letter though so long a time has lapsed since has led more than any thing else to the writing of this history. Up to the time it was received little more was thought elsewhere of the Conowago colony than here, where its home was, in Adams county. Two of Dr. Demaree's letters are as follows:

Champaign, Ill. April 13, 1868.
Rev. Dr David D. Demarest.
Dear Sir:
It would seem that although your name and mine are somewhat differently spelled, we still have a common origin. However, of this you will be better able to judge after I have given a brief narrative of some things I know of my forefathers. My father's name was Samuel, and he was the son of David, who was the son of Samuel Demaree, Sr. I am under the impression that my great grandfather and his wife, Susanna Brower, emigrated from Adams county, Pennsylvania, to Mercer county, Kentucky, sometime between 1782 and 1788, and lived at Harrod's Station - a fortification for protection against the Indians. It is probable they had emigrated previously from Hackensack. New Jersey.
Yours truly,
DAVID V. DEMAREE.

Champaign, Ill., May, 1868.
Rev. Dr. David D. Demarest,
Dear Sir:
Your letter was received and I was quite as much interested in its contents as you could have been in mine. Permit me to give a few facts in relation to the emigrants who came to Kentucky at the time mentioned in my former letter.
These are among the names of those composing the colony: Banta, Bergen, Bise, Blonk, Brower, Bruner, Covert, Lagrange, Stryker, Seaborn. De Mott, Montfort, Smock, Van Arsdale, Commingore. Cosine, Van Nuys, Carnine, Vandeveer, Voorhees, Aten and Demaree.
The history of these people, particularly the religious phase of it, has always been of great interest to me. As soon as they had established themselves in the Western homes, one of the first things they did was to organize a church at Harrodsburg. Soon after a company was formed, known as "The Low Dutch Company", which went into Shelby and Henry counties, and settled on a tract of wild lands known as "The Low Dutch tract". There, also, they organized a church, which they called the "Six Mile Church" because it stood at the headwaters of a stream of that name. Here are some grains of salt which have not lost their savor. Here is a history well worth preserving."
With great respect,
D. V. DEMAREE

How I wish the writer of the above could have read these columns! And even when I began to write, there were eyes that I hoped would see them now forever closed. There was one among us, who, though himself in no way connected with Conowago Colony, gave me such encouragement as I had always received from him in every worthy work.
The next letter that I will give, is from the pen of D.D. Banta, from
1870 to 1876, Judge of the Sixteenth Circuit Court of Indiana, now President of the Board of Trustees of the University of that state:

Franklin, Ind., Sept. 29, 1883.
Rev. J. K. Demarest.
Dear Sir:
I am unable to throw any light whatever on the church you refer to, (the church of Conowago). Indeed, I don't think I ever heard of it mentioned by any of the old people. I am not sure I can even make out its name from your letter. The old Pennsylvania home they pronounced as if spelled Con-a-wauga. "Six Mile" sounds as familiar to me as "Scot's Creek" or "Knot's Fork," names of my own home streams. "Six Mile" was a creek in Kentucky that gave name to a church and to a neighborhood.
As I have the history of the Dutch families, they left the Hackensack centre some time before or during the Revolutionary War, and settled at Conowago, near Gettysburg. After the close of the war a second move took place, and this time they made settlement on Salt River, in Mercer County, Kentucky. This settlement ante-dated the close of the Indian wars, and the colony suffered many hardships at the hands of the savages. Old peter Van Arsdale was scalped m his own clearing, and a Banta was taken prisoner and carried into the wilderness.
Whether these Dutch colonists came in a body, or followed one after another, I am not able to say. but I think there were different removals. Among the names of those who came, as I now recall them, were the Bantas, Demarees, Coverts, Vannuys, Lists. Bruners, Voorhees, (varied orthography) Brewers, De Motts, Monforts, Carnies, Bergens, Van Arsdales, Smocks, Lagranges and Luysters. Some of these are French. and we have Frenchmen yet among us. The Demaree family has maintained its French blood to a greater extent than any other. I have an old aunt, who is as vivacious as a native Picard.
These colonists were Presbyterians as regards their faith. Not many years after the settlement in Mercer county, a second removal took place. A tract of land was purchased in Shelby county and Henry county, Kentucky which is yet known as the "Dutch Tract". and this was colonized. About 1827, the "Dutch Tract" hive began to swarm, and a colony came over into this-Johnson county, Indiana. A weak colony moved about the same time into Switzerland county, this state, and a few families into Dark county, Ohio.
The "Dutchmen" in the west have always been colonizers. Streams have put out from the settlement here, and have become the nucleus for settlements in Kansas and Iowa.
The old familieswere very generally agriculturists. They were fond of the country life. Their families were usually large, and they were usually well to do. Those of them, who did go into professional life, in almost every instance belonged to some of the families having a French name. '
The Monforts took to preaching.
The "Dutchmen" were of steady habits and conservative in their beliefs and action. They loved the old ways. They were church builders and church goers, school house builders and school patrons. The Hopewell people of this county organized an academy, and provided for the school house to be kept open for
ten months in the year. And this they did within five years after their first cabins were built.
They were much given to "hanging together." Outsiders say, "Everybody is akin."But the old order is passing away. I am fifty years old, and in my name, I perpetuate that of one of my ancestors, from whom a family sprang in this country, David Demarest. But the old names do not strike the young mothers and fathers with favor. The old family pride is giving away. The boys are leaving the farms and going into stores, school rooms, law offices and pulpits. All over the west and south, one finds representatives of these old families A few have become eminent. The Monforts, as I said, were preachers; many show honorable names among them. David Demaree, of Henry county, Kentucky, was a farmer and house-joiner, but was so much esteemed for his integrity, judgment and his generally good common sense, that his neighbors elected him to the office of circuit judge, an office which he filled with great credit to himself and advantage to his constituents. And when he died, which he did in the harness, his funeral was the largest that had ever been seen up to that time in Central Kentucky. The lawyers from Frankfort, Shelbyville and New Castle attended in a body. The Hon. D. W. Voorhees; now a senator from Indiana, is of this stock and Professor T. C. Vannuys, professor of chemistry in the Indiana University, stands second to no one in the west in his department. Other names might be mentioned.
I have written a long letter, but I like my people.
Yours truly,
D. D. Banta.

The following letter is from Dr. J.G. Monfort, by whose kindness I
was put in possession of the Baptismal record. Dr. Monfort's relation to the colony has already been stated. His grandmother was Elizabeth Cassat, daughter of Frances Cassat. He had been for thirteen years editor of the Herald and Presbyter, published at Cincinnati, Ohio, in which work his two sons, Rev. Francis C. Monfort, who is also pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Cincinnati, and Elias Riggs Monfort, are associated with him. The latter participated in the battle of Gettysburg. He was captain of Company F, 75th Ohio Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Corps, (Gen. O. O. Howard commanding), which suffered heavily in the first day's fight north of town. Captain Monfort was severely wounded under the locust tree along the north-eastern base of Cemetery Hill, in the second day's fight. He was at first taken to the house of Mr. Lightner on the Baltimore 'pike; but three weeks after, having been accidently discovered there by an uncle from the west, who was in the Christian commission, he was brought into town and for six weeks was kindly nursed at the home of Mrs. Mary Thompson, a cousin of his grandfather.

Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 9, 1883.
Rev. J. K. Demarest.
Dear Brother:-
I am, today, seventy-three years old, and feel more than ever before interested in the genealogy of my family and of the church. I have spent much time and have traveled much in search of Dutch history in this country on Long Island, in New Jersey, at "Conowago," "Six Mile," Kentucky, and at other points in the west. These people, above any other, even the Scotch, -(Be careful, good doctor! J. K. D.)-were a solid, stable class, largely farmers of simple tastes and habits, the light of the world! It is remarkable that in the great defection of New Lightism and Shakerism, in the great religious excitement, about the beginning of this century, very few of them left the Presbyterian church. The emigrants from Conowago settled chiefly in Mercer and Henry counties, Kentucky, and in the Miami country, from 1790 to 1810.
The names of some of the families wore: Montfort, Voorhees, Vanhise, Bergen, Covert, Demaree, Van Arsdale (Van Orsdel), Conover, Brocaw, De- Mott, Ditmars, Leister, Peterson, Terhune, Van Dyke and Van Este. I doubt whether a better class of Presbyterians can be found.
The ancestors of the Monforts, Peter and John, were among the early settlers in New Amsterdam. Peter's descendants went up the Hudson and John's to New Jersey, settling at Millstone, Harlingen and Somerville. My grandfather's grandfather, Peter, of Millstone, Thad four sons- Peter, John, Francis, Laurence. Laurence came west before 1800. He had three sons, all Presbyterian ministers -Francis, Peter and David. Francis, my father. had four sons, all Presbyterian ministers-Joseph G., Francis P., Isaac W., and David.
Yours fraternally,
J. G. MONTFORT.

I conclude this chapter with an extract from an article which appeared in the Christian Observer, of Louisville, Kentucky, July 18, 1883, by Rev. B. F. Bedinger, entitled, "An Early Kentucky Church":
"Since 1858, when the present building was erected, it (the Six Mile Church) has been known as the Pleasureville church. This church, under God's blessing, has been a powerful means of good in its own community and others, as will appear below.
About the year 1820, some of its members moved to Indiana and settled in Switzerland county, and established a church. In the year 1822, when the Indians had been driven back, some of them went to Johnson county. Here five were organized into a church on November 30, 1824, now the first church of Franklin, Indiana. Others followed them, and by 1830, fifty of the members of the Pleasureville church had been dismissed to the church in Indiana.
On May 21, 1831, forty members of the Franklin church were dismissed and a new church, named Hopewell, was organized in the same county. Here are three direct shoots from the old vine. With a good degree of propriety, two more might be added. The present church of Shiloh (Johnson county, Indiana) was an off-shoot from the Hopewell church, and one of its elders, now living, first united with the church in Pleasureville. Again, the church in Georgetown, (Brown county, Indiana), is a granddaughter of Pleasureville. Abraham Bergen moved to that place from the Franklin church, and organized a school first and afterward a church: Again, the church in Vinton, Iowa, owes its organization to some of these same people, who moved there from the Franklin and Hopewell churches. And some from Pleasureville went directly to Iowa.
In addition to the fifty mentioned above, as having emigrated before 1831, the next decade saw the removal of nearly, or quite another, fifty. If to the number of communicants we add the number of baptized children, the aggregate will be swelled to three times the figures given. These, the grandchildren, of the early settlers, are to be found in Presbyterian churches of Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Texas.
The three first elders of the (Six Mile) church were Albert Voorhees, Peter Banta and George List. The first raised eleven children; all came into the church. The second raised ten children; all came into the church. The third raised a large family (eight or ten); all became Christians. The same may be said of Judge Demaree, Tunis Vannuys and George Bergen -- three more of the primitive members: Two sons and four grandsons of Albert Voorhees became Elders. One son and four grandsons of Peter Banta became Elders and two grandsons became ministers. The_ children of George List were mostly girls. They became influential "mothers of Israel". Two sons and two grandsons of Judge Demaree became Elders. Two sons of: Tunis Vannuys became Elders and one son a minister. One son and four grandsons of George Bergen became Elders and a great grandson a minister. It will be remembered that these descendants have been and are scattered over several states. The list might be swelled to large proportions, if time were taken to gather accurate information from the different localities. What has been given, however, is known to be true.
A member of the Baptist church remarked to the writer that he had known the old church for forty years and would testify that in points of morals she had been the mainstay of the whole community. Without making invidious comparisons, we may say she has been eminently successful in training a higher order of citizenship.
Who can help wishing that a stock of such excellence and vigor had continued on our own soil? But in that case, would its character have been the same?

Noted events in her life were:

1. Comment 1: 95 Charles Montfort Melchior identifies Maria as the 5th child of John and Kniertje Montfort

2. Lived in: 31 Aug 1850. 244 Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

3. Alt. Death: 31 Oct 1861. 245

4. Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 31 Oct 1863, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. According to a diary entry by her daughter, Maria Thompson, Mary Cassat Thompson died at 10 o'clock in the morning of Saturday, 31 October 1863, of "billious fever with neuralgic rheumatism".

Mary married Captain William Thompson 96 on 13 Mar 1817 in Straban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania.96 William was born on 10 Jan 1787 in Pennsylvania,96 died on 9 Jan 1851 in Probably In Freedom Township, Adams, Pennsylvania96 at age 63, and was buried after 9 Jan 1851 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.96

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96. Conrad Rau,17,18,58 son of Georg Adam Rau 17,18,246 and Christina Roth,17,18,170 was born on 27 May 1742 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany,17,18,58,247 was baptized in Apr 1761, died on 25 Apr 1808 in Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania17,18,58 at age 65, and was buried after 25 Apr 1808 in Friedensville Church cemetery, Friedensville, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Other names for Conrad were Johan Conrad Rau,248 John Conrad Rau Conrad Rau and Conrath Rau.

General Notes:

[Source: TOM MULVANEY'S TREE.FTW]

At the age of 23 yrs, left Pultz in the province of Prusia and came to America, landing at Philadelphia where he was at once sold to pay his passage - about $80.00. After serving his master for 3 years he began work for himself and purchased a farm in the fertile Northumberland valley where he lived for a short time and then died, leaving his wife and 5 children (Catherine, Erhart, Christina, Conrad, and Valentine.) The stone farm is situated on the south side of Lehigh Hill 2 miles south of Bethleham, in Lower Sagamore township, Northampton Co.
When the father died young ERHART found himself loaded down with responsibilities as fall to few young men. On the death of his mother he purchased from the heirs the farm where he had spent the best years of his life. Singularly enough, this farm which cost him so much hard work never profited him a cent as he shortly afterwords sold it for $6000.00. and did not receive anything because of a title mixup.
Feeling so discouraged at the state of his affairs at this time and having a wife, SUSANNA KIDD whom he had married 17 yrs before, and 9 children, he left home on a horseback and came to Dansville, New York, to settle. Shortly afterwords he brought his family and was accompanied by 18 people. For over 2 yrs. he kept a tavern in the village. He then turned his attention to farming and at one time owned nearly 1,500 acres in Sparta, New York.
He leaves behind him an honorable life, not all of which was spent in selfish purposes, but a large share devoted to the service of God whom he recognized as the one to whom he owed all his success in life. He was the father of 16 children: Benjamin, Daniel, Joseph, Samuel, John, George, Elizabeth (Betsy) Wambold, Ana Maria (Polly ) Carney, Susan Johns, Hiram, Sarah (Sally) Traxler, Henry, Mary Ann Strong, Owen, David, and Nelson.

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[Source: Dale Berger, Rau_From_Dale_Berger.GED]

1. Probably born in Neubalach, Schwartzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany
Possible birth date: 27 May 1742; Probable birth date: 27 April 1741; One source shows year of birth as 1760 in Pennsylvania, which is obviously in error.
Some sources show born Kleinimstadt, Wurtemburg, Germany.

2. Came to America on ship Minerva (Broderbund WFT, Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #4973, Date of Import 31 January 1997)

3. Source: Strassburger and Hinke, "Pennsylvania German Pioneers", Vol. I, pp. 720-722:
The ship "Minerva", which departed from Rotterdam and stopped at Portsmouth for provisions, carried 247 passengers and was captained by Thomas Arnott, Master. It arrived at the port of Philadelphia on 10 October 1768. On the same day, Johann Conrad Rau and George Adam Rau signed the required oath of abjuration before Samuel Shoemaker Esq. and Isaac Jones Esq., Mayor.

4. Susan Johanson says:
John Conrad RAU came to America on a ship called the Minerva. He landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 10, 1768. He was one of 247 passengers to travel from Rotterdam, through Portsmouth, England, to America. His name is number #57 on the list. Passenger #58 is listed as Georg Adam RAU. I wonder if this is a brother, cousin, uncle or even father? Upon arrival in America, Conrad RAU (as he made himself known in the new land) served a three year indenture to pay his passage. Then he began saving for land. He bought some land in Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, married and fathered six children. When his family was still young, he died. The family lost the property due to a mismanagement of land titles.

5. Ida Rau Arnold, "History of the Rau Family, 20 August 1958, says:
"In the year of 1764 there were four Rau brothers who came from Wurtenburg, Germany. They took the oath of allegiance or citizenship to the British in 1768, at Philadelphia. Their names were Conrad Rau, Johann Conrad Rau, John Conrad Rau and Johannes Adam Rau. It seems to me these boys' mother might have been named Conrad, as all three had that name."

NOTE: This information contradicts other information on Johan Conrad Rau (in particular, that of Susan Johanson).

6. Worked as an indentured servant for three years to pay passage (Broderbund WFT, Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #4973, Date of Import 31 January 1997)

7. DEATH: Death date taken from county administration records. John Conrad RAU died without leaving a will. His estate was administered by his eldest son Erhard. His widow Margareth signed her rights of administration over to "my son, Erhard RAU." (Estate file #2555, Register of Wills, Northampton Co. courthouse, Easton, PA)

8. One source (Ida Rau Arnold) gives year of death as 1803 (Ida Rau Arnold, "History of the Rau Family", 20 August 1958, p. 2)

9. According to listings of tombstone inscriptions, Johann Conrad Rau is buried in the old cemetery at Friedensville in Upper Saucon Twp., Lehigh Co., PA. The inscription on his tombstone says he was born in Kleinemstadt, Germany.

10. "Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of The Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania" by Jordan, Green and Ettinger (1905), Vol. I, p. 263:
"THE RAU FAMILY, John Conrad Rau was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, April 27, 1741, and in 1768 crossed the Atlantic to the new world, establishing his home in Pennsylvania. He settled on a farm two miles south of Bethlehem, and there carried on agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1803. He had married Mrs. Margaret Sheets nee Weber"

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[Source: Suzanne Logzim, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 April 2006]

"THE RAU FAMILY. John Conrad Rau was born in Wurtember, Germany, April 27, 1741, and in 1768 crossed the Atlantic to the new world, establishing his home in Pennsylvania. He settled on a farm two miles south of Bethlehem, and there carried on agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1803. He married Mrs. Margaret Sheets nee Weber and to them were born several children.
Ehrhard, the eldest, born September 3, 1787 died at Sparta, New York, in 1884, at the age of 97 yrs. His wife, whose name was Susan Kidd, died in 1867. They were survived by thirteen children, all of whom settled in the Genesee Valley in N.Y.
Margaret Rau, the second child of John Conrad Rau, became the wife of Henry Bremer.
Catherine Rau, born in 1782, married Andrew Kichline, who resided two miles northwest of Bethlehem, and her death occurred in 1831.
Conrad Rau was born in 1789 and died in 1838. He married Catherine Luchenbach, of Bethlehem and their children were Charles W., who married Miss Newhard, and died at Allentown, Pa., Adam who resides at Catasauqua, Pa.
Lucy, who became the wife of Mr. Fehr, and died at their home five miles east of Bethlehem, Caroline, who became Mrs. Opp, and James, who died about 1852.
Christine Rau, the fifth member of the family of John Conrad and Margaret Rau, became the wife of George Gross.
Valentine Rau, born in 1796, died in Pittston, Pa. in 1877. He was married in 1817 to Elizabeth Feener, and they resided near Bethlehem, Pa. until 1836, when they removed to Pittston, Luzerne county, Pa. Their children were Simon Rau who was born in 1818 and married Lucy Ann Luckenbach, by whom he had a son, Eugene A. Rau, who was born in 1848 and married Matilda Klose.
David Rau, who was born in 1820 and died in 1879, married Sarah A. Yundt, who was born in 1818 and died in 1895. They had a son Robert Rau, born in 1844, who in 1867 married Caroline A. Busse, born in 1845. William Rau, the third child, was born in 1822, and lives in Iowa.
Mary Ann, born in 1824, was the wife of John LaValley of Iowa..
Olivia Salome, was born in 1826, became the wife of John Fenner, and died in Brooklyn, New York, in 1900. Ann Amelia, born in 1830, is the wife of J. Van Luvanee, and resides in California.
Edward, born in 1828, died in Pittston, Pa. in 1852. Henrietta, born in 1833, was the wife of John Van Vliet, of Stroudsburg, Pa.
Charles, born in 1838 died in Pittston.
Robert Rau, the son of David and Sarah A. (Yundt) Rau, married Caroline A. Busse, and has one son Albert George Rau, who was born Aug. 7, 1868. He is a graduate of Lehigh University, and is now superintendent of the Bethlehem Moravian parochial school. He married Gertrude L. Brunner, and their children are Robert Otto Rau, born in 1897 and Henry Brunner Rau, born in 1901."
**This book was published in 1905
Authors: John W. Jordan L>L>D>
Edgar Moore Green, A.M. M>D.
George T. Ettinger, P.H.D.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

John Conrad Rau, II

Birth: Apr. 27, 1741
Kassel
Kasseler Stadtkreis
Hessen, Germany
Death: Apr. 25, 1808
Friedensville
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Family links:
Spouse:
Margaret Weaver (Weber) Rau (1751 - 1831)

Children:
Catharine Rau Kichline (1782 - 1851)*
Johan Erhard Rau (1787 - 1884)*
John Conrad Rau (1789 - 1838)*
Christina Rau Gross (1792 - 1860)*
Valentine Rau (1796 - 1877)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Born in Kleinimstadt, Germany

Burial:
Friedensville Cemetery
Friedensville
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Old Cemetery, Row 10

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80950925

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 27 Apr 1741. 17,18,247 Kleinenstadt, Hesse Cassel, Germany

2. Alt. Death: 25 Apr 1808. 17,18,247 Friedensville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

3. Fact 1: Apr 1761. 247 Came To this Country on ship Minerva

4. Fact 2: 1808. 247 Worked as an indentured servant for three years to pay passage

5. Fact 3: 29 One source (Ida Rau Arnold) gives year of death as 1803

6. Fact 4: 249 Came to America in 1768 with brother, Georg Adam Rau

7. Fact 5: 249 Real name was Johan Conrad Rau but went by the name of Conrad in America

8. Fact 6: 29 Probable birth date: 27 April 1741

9. Fact 7: 248 Possible birth date: 27 May 1742

10. Fact 8: 250 Ida Rau Arnold: Johan Conrad Rau was from Wurtenburg, Germany

11. Fact 9: 248 Probably born in Neubalach, Schwartzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany

12. Fact 10: 251 Possibly died (buried?) 9 May 1808 in Lower Saucon, Northampton County, PA

13. Fact 11: 252 One source shows year of birth as 1760 in Pennsylvania

14. Alt. Burial: 1808, Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 17,18

Conrad married Margaret (Sheets) Weber 17,18,58 about 1781 in Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania.17.,18 Margaret was born in 1765 in Pennsylvania,17,18,58,253 died on 25 Mar 183117,18 at age 66, and was buried after 25 Mar 1831 in Schoenersville Cemetery (also known as Christ Church Cemetery), Schoenersville (near Allentown), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Margaret were Margaret Weaver,17,18 and253 Margareth (Sheets) Weaver Margaret Weber.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Maria Catherine Rau was born on 20 Feb 1783 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,166 was baptized on 23 Mar 1783 in St. Paul's Union Church, Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton, Pennsylvania,166 died on 2 Sep 1851 in Hanover Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania12 at age 68, and was buried after 2 Sep 1851 in Schoenersville Cemetery (also known as Christ Church Cemetery), Schoenersville (near Allentown), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Maria was Catharine Rau.12

         ii.  Maria Margaretha Rau was born on 7 Apr 1785 in Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania and was baptized on 15 May 1785 in St. Paul's Union Church, Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton, Pennsylvania.166 Another name for Maria was Margaret Rau Maria Margaret Rau.

        iii.  Johan Ehrhard Rau was born on 3 Sep 1787 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 30 Sep 1787 in St. Paul's Church, Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton, PA,166 died on 6 Dec 1884 in Sparta, Livingston, New York12 at age 97, and was buried after 6 Dec 1884 in Reeds Corners Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston, New York.12 Another name for Johan was John Erhart Rau Erhard Rau, Johan Erhart Rau.

48       iv.  Conrad Rau 17,18,59,60 (born on 17 Jul 1789 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania - died on 5 Apr 1838 in Hanover Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania)

          v.  Christina Rau 58,254 was born on 13 May 1792 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 8 Jul 1792 in St. Paul's Church, Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton, PA,166 died on 12 Aug 1860 in Allen Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania at age 68, and was buried in Aug 1860 in Zion (Aka. Stone) Church Cemetery, Kreidersville, Allen Twp., North. Co., PA. Another name for Christina was Christianna Gross.

         vi.  Valentin Rau was born on 25 Mar 1796 in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 15 May 1796 in Friedensville Union Church, Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton Co., PA,255 died on 9 Jan 1877 in Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania at age 80, and was buried in Jan 1877 in Salem Union Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA. Another name for Valentin was Valentine Rau Valentin Rau, Velenden Rau.


97. Margaret (Sheets) Weber,17,18,58 daughter of Erhart Weber 58,253,256 and Magdalena Hecht,58,253,256,257 was born in 1765 in Pennsylvania,17,18,58,253 died on 25 Mar 183117,18 at age 66, and was buried after 25 Mar 1831 in Schoenersville Cemetery (also known as Christ Church Cemetery), Schoenersville (near Allentown), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Margaret were Margaret Weaver,17,18 and253 Margareth (Sheets) Weaver Margaret Weber.

Death Notes: Shoenersville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

General Notes:

[Source: Dale Berger, Rau_From_Dale_Berger.GED]

Death date due to the fact that through 6 May, 1827 Margareth RAU partook of communion in the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Shoenersville, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania.

Possible previous marriage to "Sheets"

Also known as Margareth Weaver, wife of Johan Conrad Rau

One source shows date of birth as 1765 in Franconia, Montgomery, PA

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Margaret Weaver (Weber) Rau

Birth: Dec. 1, 1751
Montgomeryville
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1831
Schoenersville
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA


Family links:
Parents:
Johann Ehrhardt Weber (1717 - 1795)

Spouse:
John Conrad Rau (1741 - 1808)*

Children:
Catharine Rau Kichline (1782 - 1851)*
Johan Erhard Rau (1787 - 1884)*
John Conrad Rau (1789 - 1838)*
Christina Rau Gross (1792 - 1860)*
Valentine Rau (1796 - 1877)*

Sibling:
Margaret Weaver (Weber) Rau (1751 - 1831)
Johannes Ehrhart Weber (1763 - 1849)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Schoenersville Cemetery
Allentown
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Judy nee Ritter Martens
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73899522

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Abt 17 Mar 1749. 247,253 <Niefern, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany

2. Alt. Birth: 1 Dec 1751. 17,18,247 Pennsylvania

3. Alt. Birth: 1 Dec 1751, Montgomerville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. 12

4. Alt. Death: 6 Aug 1831, Shoenersville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 17,18,58

5. Alt. Death: Abt 6 Aug 1831. 253

6. Fact 1: 253 Some sources give date of death as on or about 6 Aug 1831

7. Fact 2: 29 Ida Rau Arnold lists her as Mrs. Margaret Sheets (nee Weber), a widow.

8. Fact 3: 61,62 Possibly known as Margaretha

Margaret married Conrad Rau 17,18,58 about 1781 in Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania.17.,18 Conrad was born on 27 May 1742 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany,17,18,58,247 was baptized in Apr 1761, died on 25 Apr 1808 in Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania17,18,58 at age 65, and was buried after 25 Apr 1808 in Friedensville Church cemetery, Friedensville, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Other names for Conrad were Johan Conrad Rau,248 John Conrad Rau Conrad Rau and Conrath Rau.

Margaret next married \\ Sheets before 1781.

General Notes:

According to Ida Rau Arnold, Mr. Sheets was the first husband of Margaret Weber Sheets Rau. Apparently, Mr. Sheets had died by the time John Conrad Rau met her and later married her.




98. Johann Adam Luckenbach,58,172 son of John Lewis Luckenbach 58,258,259,260 and Maria Magdalena Musselman,58,171,172,261,262 was born on 22 Nov 1761 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58,263 died on 24 Apr 1842 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania12 at age 80, and was buried after 24 Apr 1842 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Johann were Adam Luckenbach,264 J. Adam Luckenbach,265 John Adam Luckenbach,259,261,262,266 John Luchenbach Or Luckenback Adam Luckenback, and John Adam Luckenbaugh.171

General Notes:

[Source: AIS Pennsylvania Census Index]

Two men with the name "John Luckenback" were listed in the 1830 census index above as living in York County, Pennsylvania:

1830 - John Luckenback, York County, PA., Pg. 342, Codorus Township, ID# PA559216143
1830 - John Luckenback, York County, PA., Pg. 345, Manheim Township, ID # PA559216144

One "John Luckenbach" was listed in the 1830 census listed in the index above as living in York County, Pennsylvania:

1830 - John Luckenbach, York County, PA., Pg. 231, HeidelbergTownship, ID# PA559216142

A "John Luckenbach" was listed in the 1850 census index above as living in Northampton County, Pennsylvania:

1850 - John Luckenbach, Northampton County, PA, Easton Borough, ID # PAS6a1904680

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[Source: Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of 1812, Roll of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Corporals]

John Luckenbach was listed on the rolls.

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[Source: The Collignon-Foley Family Tree, Karen Foley,

ID: I14596
Name: John Adam Luckenbach
Sex: M
Birth: 1761 in Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton, Pennsylvania
Death: 1842
Burial: 1842 Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA
Note:
"The Old Moravian Cemetery of Bethlehem, PA," 1742-1897, By Augustus Schultze, D. D.
Had 8 sons, 6 daughters, lived to see 89 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren.

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[JohannWeberDescendants.FTW, Marjorie Ann Taft (Annie Favor), 18 June 2001]

According to the History of the Goshenhoppen Charge, page 138, John Adam Luckenbach was a Reformed schoolmaster; first at Goshenhoppen, then at Muddy Creek, Lancaster County, later at Creutz Creek, York County. When he married Mary Magdalene Becker, he became a Moravian.

NOTE: The part of this reference to him as a schoolmaster at Goshenhoppen is probably an error. It was his grandfather who was the schoolmaster at Goshenhoppen. See "A history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1741-1892 : with some account of its founders and their early activity in America", page 156, which says "The name of John Adam Luckenbach, school-master in Goshenhoppen, appears among the visitors [to Bethehem] on December 21 [1742]." This reference, obviously, could not have been to the Johann Adam Luckenbach (1761-1842) who married Mary Becker.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 February 2008
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[Source: 569441.GED]

Father born 1738, prob born in 1770's; he may have been a brother of John D. Luckenbach, who married Elizabeth Clewell (E Clewell was born in 1783, see Clewell/Luckenbach data base)

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[Source: Danielle Corteville, Luckenbach/Luckenbaugh Genealogy]
Generation No. 6

John Adam Luckenbach (Johannes Ludwig (Lewis), Johann Adam, Johann Gerradt, Sebastian, Jacob) was born November 22, 1761 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA, and died 1842. He married Mary Magdalene Becker 1781. She was born 1761 in Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County, PA, and died 1837.

Children of John Luckenbach and Mary Becker are:
Joseph Luckenbach, born January 23, 1782 in Northampton County, PA; died 1860 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA.
John David Luckenbach, born January 25, 1783 in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.
Maria Luckenbach, born June 06, 1784 in Northampton County, PA; died 1868. She married Christian F. Borhek; died 1828.
More About Maria Luckenbach:
Burial: Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA
Elizabeth Luckenbach, born October 07, 1785 in Northampton County, PA.
Anna Luckenbach, born June 09, 1787 in Northampton County, PA. She married Joseph Walter 1811; born 1789; died 1846.
John Luckenbach, born January 11, 1789 in Northampton County, PA.
Catherina Luckenbach, born September 22, 1790 in Northampton County, PA; died Aft. 1852. She married J. Conrad Rau Bef. 1816 in Shoenersville, Lehigh County, PA; born July 17, 1789 in Upper Saucon, Northampton County, PA; died April 05, 1838 in Hanover, Northampton County, PA.

More About Catherina Luckenbach:
Burial: March 1876, Salem Union Cemetery, Church Street, Bethlehem, PA

Abraham Luckenbach, born 1792 in Northampton County, PA.
Samuel Luckenbach, born March 24, 1794 in Northampton County, PA.
Salome Luckenbach, born November 23, 1795 in Northampton County, PA.
Daniel Luckenbach, born 1777 in Northampton County, PA; died 1821.
More About Daniel Luckenbach:
Burial: Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA
Occupation: Tinsmith

Louisa Luckenbach, born December 23, 1799 in Northampton County, PA.
Samuel Luckenbach, born November 01, 1801 in Northampton County, PA; died 1877 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA.
Christian Luckenbach, born Abt. 1803. He married Susan Heckwilder.

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[Source: Pennsylvania German Church Records II, Old Moravian Cemetery, Guide to Cemetery, Page 563]

JOHN ADAM LUCKENBACH, 1761-1842, born at Upper Saucon, baptized in 1780. In 1781 he married M.M. Becker who bore him 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived to see 89 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. He was first farmer south of the Lehigh, then toll collector at the bridge.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: 100 Annie Patterson: Catherine's parents were farmers

2. Fact 2: 100 Annie Patterson: Lived where Bethlehem Steel works are now (6 Nov 1937)

3. Fact 3: 100 Annie Patterson: Catherine was born in Bethlehem (on her parents' farm?)

4. Fact 4: 100 Annie Patterson: Two of Catherine's brothers built the Luckenback grist mill

5. Fact 5: 100 Annie Patterson: Catherine had six sisters and seven (or 2) brothers

6. Fact 6: 100 Annie Patterson: All Luckenbacks in Bethlehem belong to that family

7. Occupation: 58 First farmer south of the Lehigh, then toll collector at the bridge

8. Occupation: 261 Teacher

9. Alt. Birth: Abt 1770. 259,262,266

10. Alt. Death: 1842, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 58,171,172,261

11. Alt. Burial: 1842, Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 58,261,267

Johann married Maria Magdalena Becker 58,172 in 1781.58.,172 Maria was born on 18 Jul 1761 in Lower Milford, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,12 died on 21 Oct 183758,172 at age 76, and was buried after 21 Oct 1837 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Maria was Mary Magdalene Becker 171.,261

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Joseph Luckenbach 12 was born in 1780,12 died in 178112 at age 1, and was buried in 1781 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12

         ii.  Joseph Luckenbach 58,172 was born on 23 Jan 1782 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania,58 died on 18 Jul 1860 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania12 at age 78, and was buried after 18 Jul 1860 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Joseph were Luckenback and Joseph Luckenbaugh.

        iii.  Ludwig D. Luckenbach 58 was born in 1783,58 died in 1783 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 and was buried in God's Acre, Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA.58

         iv.  John David Luckenbach 58,172 was born on 25 Jan 1783 in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58,268 died in 185058,268 at age 67, and was buried in 1850 in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.268 Other names for John were Luckenback, John David Luckenbach, and John David Luckenbaugh.

          v.  Maria Luckenbach 58 was born on 6 Jun 1784 in Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 died on 12 Oct 186812 at age 84, and was buried after 12 Oct 1868 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Maria were Luckenback, Maria Borhek, Maria Luckenbach,269 Mary Luckenbach, and Maria Lukenbach.172

         vi.  Elizabeth Luckenbaugh 58 was born on 7 Oct 1785 in Northampton, Pennsylvania,58,270 died on 5 Jan 185812 at age 72, and was buried after 5 Jan 1858 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Elizabeth were Luckenback, Elizabeth Clewell, and Elizabeth Luckenbach.270

        vii.  Anna Luckenbaugh 58 was born on 9 Jun 1787 in Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 died on 11 Jan 184812 at age 60, and was buried after 11 Jan 1848 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Anna was Anna Luckenbach.271

       viii.  John Luckenbach 58,265 was born on 11 Jan 1789 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58,265 died in 1810 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania58,265 at age 21, and was buried in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.58,265 Other names for John were John Luckenbach,265 John Luckenbaugh, and John Lukenbach.172

49       ix.  Catharina Luckenbach 17,18,58,59,60,100 (born on 22 Sep 1790 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania - died on 22 Mar 1876 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania)

          x.  Abraham Lukenbach 58,172 was born on 14 Aug 1792 in Northampton, Pennsylvania, died on 10 Jan 186912 at age 76, and was buried after 10 Jan 1869 in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Abraham were Abraham Luckenbach and168 Abraham Luckenbaugh.

         xi.  Samuel Luckenbach 58,272 was born on 24 Mar 1794 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania,58,172,272 died on 13 Oct 179612 at age 2, and was buried after 13 Oct 1796 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Samuel were Samuel Luckenbaugh and Samuel Lukenbach.172

        xii.  Salome Luckenbaugh 58 was born on 23 Nov 1795 in Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 died on 19 Feb 1844 at age 48, and was buried after 19 Feb 1844 in Schoenersville Cemetery (also known as Christ Church Cemetery), Schoenersville (near Allentown), Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Another name for Salome was Salome Luckenbach.12

       xiii.  Elizabeth Lukenbach 172 was born about 1796172 and died WFT Est 1797-1890172 about age 1.

        xiv.  Daniel Luckenbaugh 58 was born on 28 Nov 1797,12 died on 14 Jul 182112 at age 23, and was buried after 14 Jul 1821 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 The cause of his death was Found dead in bed one morning. Other names for Daniel were Daniel Luckenbach and264 Daniel Lukenbach.172

         xv.  Sarah Lukenbach 172 was born about 1798172 and died WFT Est 1799-1892172 about age 1.

        xvi.  Louisa Luckenbach 58,258,266 was born on 23 Dec 1799 in Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 died on 6 Apr 188158,172 at age 81, and was buried in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.58 Other names for Louisa were Luckenbach,258,266 Louisa Luckenbaugh,258, and266 Louisa Lukenbach.172

       xvii.  Samuel Luckenbach 58,273,274,275 was born on 1 Nov 1801 in S. Bethlehem, PA,58 died in 1877 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania58 at age 76, and was buried in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.274 Other names for Samuel were Samuel Luckenbaugh and Samuel Lukenbach.172

      xviii.  Christian Luckenbaugh 58 was born about 180358,172 and died WFT Est 1804-1893172 about age 1. Another name for Christian was Christian Lukenbach.172




99. Maria Magdalena Becker 58,172 was born on 18 Jul 1761 in Lower Milford, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,12 died on 21 Oct 183758,172 at age 76, and was buried after 21 Oct 1837 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Maria was Mary Magdalene Becker 171.,261

Birth Notes: Tombstone says she was born in Lower Milford

General Notes:

[Source: Janice Gross, Hoffert-Gross.GED, 30 July 2007]

"She lived to see eight sons and six daughters, 89 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren." (Bethlehem Cemetery records)

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 18 Jul 1761, Lower Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 58,261,262

2. Alt. Burial: 1837, God's Acre, Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA. 58,261,267

Maria married Johann Adam Luckenbach 58,172 in 1781.58.,172 Johann was born on 22 Nov 1761 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58,263 died on 24 Apr 1842 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania12 at age 80, and was buried after 24 Apr 1842 in Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Johann were Adam Luckenbach,264 J. Adam Luckenbach,265 John Adam Luckenbach,259,261,262,266 John Luchenbach Or Luckenback Adam Luckenback, and John Adam Luckenbaugh.171

104. Jacob Scholl,178 son of Balthasar Scholl 70 and Maria Elizabeth \\,179 was born between 1760 and 1772 in Probably In Milford Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania104 and died about Apr 1802.104 Another name for Jacob was Jacob Shull.

General Notes:

[Source: Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy: The Colonial Branches by John William Scholl, 1930, page 644]

JACOB2 SCHOLL (Balthasar1), born, probably in Milford township, Northampton county, Pennsylvania, pretty certainly after 1760, and certainly before 1772, since he is named the eldest son: died about April, 1802, for the administrator of his estate was bonded May 10, 1802: married . Maria Magdalena Gross, daughter of Philip and Catherine ( ) Gross, born in Salisbury township, January 8, 1779: died June 3, 1874, buried in Union Cemetery, Allentown. Soon after the death of her first husband she married Henry Nunemacher, who appears as a joint petitioner in right of his wife in the settlement of her inheritance and in caring legally for her children.

Issue:
i David Scholl, b. October 5, 1800: m. Mary Scholl, his first cousin.
ii Jacob Scholl, b. December 18, 1801: m. Mary Ann (Griesemer) Mellow, a widow.

On June 7, 1802, Magdalena Scholl, widow and relict of Jacob Scholl, late of Salisbury, yeoman, deceased, petitioned the Orphans Court at Easton for the appointment of a guardian for her children, reciting that the said Jacob Scholl died leaving issue, two sons, Jacob and David, minors and under 14 years. Jacob Newhart of Northampton town (Allentown) was appointed. January 11, 1804, Newhart reports that he is no longer able to serve as guardian. February 13, 1804, a petition of Henry Nunemacher, Administrator in right of his wife Magdalena, late School, late of Salisbury, sets forth, that they have duly administered the estate of Jacob Scholl, and that an indebtedness of 52 pounds 8 shillings 11 pence remains against the estate, and prays for the appointment of auditors to determine whether a certain messuage and tract of land should not be sold to pay the above indebtedness and to bring up the minor children of the said Jacob deceased. This tract of 108 acres 150 perches was tract No. 1 of the old homestead. On January 19, 1805, the petition of Henry Nunemacher in behalf of David Shull and Jacob Shull, minor children of Jacob Shull, late of Salisbury, Yeoman, Deceased, sets forth that the said David and Jacob are minors under 14 years of age and have no guardian to take proper care of their persons and estates. The petition was held under advisement, and then on April 12, Adam Kline of Salisbury was appointed.

On April 11, 1805, the auditors report that a part of the real estate should be sold, and the sale was ordered. On August 17, 1805, George Ueberroth, Magdalena Nunemacher, and Henry Nunemacher pray the Court that a sale of a piece of real estate of Jacob Shull, late of Salisbury, yeoman, deceased, be confirmed, and the Court so ordered.

The foregoing legal items settle definitely the family of Jacob Scholl, son of Balthasar, as recorded on the chart.

Mrs. Gillette, a great granddaughter, relates that Magdalena Scholl, on marrying Nunemacher, gave over to him her share of the Scholl estate, that in the settlement later none of her Scholl children got any share, but the Nunemachers did inherit it; that this alienated the Scholl children's affections from her. Her Nunemacher children later refused to care for her in her blindness and old age and she ended her days in the Lehigh County Home. Previous to her removal there she lived for a time in the home of Henry A. Scholl, and a while with Sarah Hellman, and with others. She is said to have been a large, magnificently developed blonde, who never seemed to grow old, while her descendants are decidedly brunettes. Her home after her second marriage was at Hazelton, Pennsylvania.

Jacob married Maria Magdalena Gross.179 Maria was born on 8 Jan 1779 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,104 died on 3 Jun 1874 in Pennsylvania104 at age 95, and was buried in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.104

Children from this marriage were:

52        i.  David Scholl 70 (born on 5 Oct 1800 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania - died on 12 May 1834 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Jacob Scholl 104 was born on 18 Dec 1801 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania,276 died on 10 Apr 1867 near Allentown, Pennsylvania276 at age 65, and was buried in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.276 Another name for Jacob was Jacob Shull.


105. Maria Magdalena Gross,179 daughter of Philip Gross 104 and Catherine \\,104 was born on 8 Jan 1779 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,104 died on 3 Jun 1874 in Pennsylvania104 at age 95, and was buried in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.104

Maria married Jacob Scholl.178 Jacob was born between 1760 and 1772 in Probably In Milford Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania104 and died about Apr 1802.104 Another name for Jacob was Jacob Shull.

Maria next married Henry Nunemacher after Apr 1802.104


106. David Scholl,179 son of Balthasar Scholl 70 and Maria Elizabeth \\,179 was born on 8 Oct 1772 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania,179 died on 6 Feb 1843 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania at age 70, and was buried after 6 Feb 1843 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.277

General Notes:

[Source: Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy: The Colonial Branches by John William Scholl, 1930, pages 644, 645]

DAVID2 SCHOLL (Balthasar1), born in Salisbury township, Northampton (now Lehigh) county, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1772 (one record says December): died in same township, February 6, 1843: married, Mary Margaret Diehl, daughter of Daniel and Rosina ( ) Diehl, born August 21, 1772: died April 25, 1857, buried both at Union and West End Cemetery, Allentown.

Issue:
i Maria Scholl, b. December 26, 1802: m. David Scholl, her first cousin (q.v.)
ii Nancy Scholl, b. : m. John Bickert.
iii Daniel Scholl, b. : m. Elizabeth Dorney.
iv Catherine Scholl, b. : m. John Hagenbuch: issue, William Hagenbuch.
v Caroline Scholl, b. August 7, 1809: m. David Mertz.
vi Susanna Scholl, b. October 27, 1810: m. Solomon Dorney.
vii Sarah Scholl, b. November 3, 1812: m. David Hartman.

David Scholl got the second part of his father's farm at the settlement. In January 1822, he bought another tract in Salisbury from Spangenberg, Boas and Krauss. He served as Executor of his father-in-law Daniel Diehl's estate, and of that of his nephew and son-in-law, David Scholl. On his own estate bond was entered February 25, 1843. On same day his widow renounced her right to administer, and also the son Daniel in these words: "Be it known, that I, Daniel Scholl, only son of David Scholl, do hereby renounce my right to administer, and desire the appointment of John Hagenbuch and Solomon Dorney, sons-in-law, and Michael Eberhart of Allentown." They were appointed. A distribution on March 15, 1852, shows the following heirs received $932.34 each: John Hagenbuch, David Mertz, John Bickert, Mary Scholl, Solomon Dorney, David Hartman, and Daniel Scholl. The estate of the widow Margaret was administered in 1857, bond being entered by son Daniel on May 21. Distribution was made to same heirs, giving baptismal names of the daughters.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Dec 1772. 104,179 Salisbury Township, Northampton (now Lehigh County), Pennsylvania

David married Mary Margaret Diehl.179 Mary was born on 21 Aug 1772,277 died on 25 Apr 1857277 at age 84, and was buried after 25 Apr 1857 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.277

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Nancy Scholl 276 was born in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania,276 died in Hanover Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,276 and was buried in Schoenersville Church, Schoenersville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.276

         ii.  Daniel Scholl 278,279 was born about 1802 in Pennsylvania and died in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.278

53      iii.  Mary Scholl 104 (born on 26 Dec 1802 in Pennsylvania - died on 27 Jan 1874 in Pennsylvania)

         iv.  Catherine Scholl 280 was born on 2 Oct 1806,12 died on 16 Nov 187012 at age 64, and was buried after 16 Nov 1870 in Union-West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Catherine was Catharina Scholl.12

          v.  Caroline Scholl 278 was born on 7 Aug 1809278 and died on 21 Nov 1894 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania278 at age 85.

         vi.  Susanna Scholl 279,281 was born on 27 Oct 1810 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania281 and died on 25 Nov 1890 in Cetronia, Lehigh, Pennsylvania281 at age 80.

        vii.  Sarah Scholl 182,281 was born on 3 Nov 1812 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,281 died on 31 Aug 1853 in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania at age 40, and was buried in Cemetery Adjoining The Church At Friedensville, Pennsylvania.281 Another name for Sarah was Hannah Scholl.279


107. Mary Margaret Diehl,179 daughter of Daniel Diehl 277 and Rosina \\,277 was born on 21 Aug 1772,277 died on 25 Apr 1857277 at age 84, and was buried after 25 Apr 1857 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.277

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Maria Margaret Diehl Scholl

Birth: Aug. 21, 1772
Death: Apr. 25, 1857
w/o David Scholl

Burial: Union-West End Cemetery Allentown Lehigh County Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Judy nee Ritter Martens
Record added: Sep 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75802250

Mary married David Scholl.179 David was born on 8 Oct 1772 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania,179 died on 6 Feb 1843 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania at age 70, and was buried after 6 Feb 1843 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.277

108. Jacob Meyer, son of Johan Martin Meyer and Magdalena \\.

General Notes:

Could this be the Jacob Moyer who married Elizabeth Pile?
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 2 Auugust 2013

Also, he is most likely a brother to Peter Meyer and Martin Meyer, all sons of Johan Martin Meyer.

Jacob married Elizabeth \\ before 1 Aug 1784.

Children from this marriage were:

54        i.  Peter Moyer 70,107 (born on 30 Dec 1782, baptized Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania - died on 4 May 1855, buried in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Johannes Meyer was born on 16 Nov 1785 and was baptized on 18 Dec 1785 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania.

        iii.  Daniel Meyer was born on 26 Jul 1787 and was baptized on 19 Aug 1787 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania.

         iv.  Magdalena Meyer was born on 18 Apr 1789 and was baptized on 21 May 1789 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania.

          v.  Conrad Meyer was born on 12 Sep 1790 and was baptized on 16 Oct 1790 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania.

         vi.  Gottfried Meyer was born on 18 Feb 1793 and was baptized on 29 Mar 1793 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania.

        vii.  Elisabeth Meyer was born on 1 Jul 1795 and was baptized on 9 Aug 1795 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania.

       viii.  Jonas Moyer was born on 12 Feb 1797, was baptized on 26 Mar 1797 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania, died on 15 Oct 1861 at age 64, and was buried after 15 Oct 1861 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Another name for Jonas was Jonas Meyer.

         ix.  Joseph Meyer was born on 10 Aug 1802 and was baptized on 2 Oct 1802 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania.


109. Elizabeth \\ .

Elizabeth married Jacob Meyer before 1 Aug 1784.


110. George Gangewehr,185,186,187 son of Jacob Gangewehr 282 and Susanna Margreta \\, was born on 20 Jul 1756 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,186 died on 2 Mar 1852 in Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania186 at age 95, and was buried after 2 Mar 1862 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for George were George Gangawere,188 Georg Gangenwehr, Johann George Gangewere, and George Gangwer.12

General Notes:

NOTE: This George Gangewehr is attributed by some to Jacob Gangwehr, the original settler from Saucon Valley but it is more likely that George was a grandson based on the age differences. Some sources (unverified) attribute George to Jacob's son, Christopher, but he could just as likely have been a son of either Michael or Jacob, Jr.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 2 August 2013

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[Source: Extract - History of Lehigh County Pennsylvania and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of its Families, Vol. 2, 1914, by Charles Rhoads Roberts and others, Gangewere Family, pages 410 - 415]

George Gangewere, son of Jacob, the immigrant, was born July 20, 1756. He settled in Whitehall township, and on Jan. 13, 1776, en listed in Capt. Thomas Craig's company of Col. St. Clair's Second Penna. Battalion, as a fifer. The company saw service in Canada and was mustered out Nov. 25, 1776. He subsequently served two enlistments in other companies. He died March 2, 1852, aged 95 years, and is buried at Egypt. He married Christina, daughter of Valentine Clader. She was born in 1750 and died Oct. 16, 1828.

George Gangewere kept the tavern at what is now Meyersville and owned considerable land in that vicinity. He had eight children: William; Charles; Thomas; Catharine, married Peter Meyer; Nancy, married John Hoffman; Magdalena, married Abraham Hermany; Rebecca, married George Meyer; and Hannah, married John Meyer. Charles was born in 1787 and died in 1832. Thomas died in 1850, leaving a son, David.

William Gangewere, son of George, lived at Meyersville, in South Whitehall, where he was a farmer and hotel-keeper. He and his wife Elizabeth had children: James, born 1808; Anna; Magdalena; Maria; Horace; Abraham; and Charles.

Horace, born 1827, died Sept. 30, 1899, was a coachmaker and carpenter, but later removed to Allentown, where he conducted the Lafayette, Pennsylvania and Rising Sun hotels, and also a butcher shop. Charles removed to Mercer county; and James also settled in the West.

Abraham Gangewere, son of William, was born in South Whitehall, Sept. 25, 1828. He became a carpenter and as a young man removed to Allentown, where he was engaged in business as a contractor and builder until his death in 1893. He married Susan, daughter of Martin and Catharine (Rieb) Schwenk. She was born Aug. 30, 1830, and died Jan. 6, 1905. Their children were: William H.; and Josephine, married Jefferson Diehl.

William H. Gangewere, son of Abraham and Susan (Schwenk) Gangewere, was born in Allentown, Oct. 10, 1858. He acquired his education in the public schools, supplemented by a course of instruction in Blackman's Business College, and at the age of sixteen years entered his father's employ and learned the trade of carpenter. Upon becoming of age, in 1879, he was ad mitted into partnership and the firm became Abraham Gangewere & Son. They did an extensive business in Allentown and vicinity, erecting dwellings, churches and business buildings. Among the principal buildings erected by them were the Y. M. C. A. building, Young building, American Steel and Wire Company buildings, Presbyterian church, and remodelling the Ger man Catholic church and St. John's Lutheran church in 1888. Since the death of his father, Mr. Gangewere has conducted business under his own name. He built the Young and Ramsey residences and over twelve hundred other homes in the city, as well as many in the surrounding counties. His office is in the Allentown National Bank building. He has for many years been prominently identified with the affairs of the city, having been a councilman and a member of the water board. In politics, he is an active Republican, and stands high in the councils of the party. He is a director of the Allentown National Bank, a trustee of the Phoebe Deaconess Home, a member of Salem Reformed church, and a member of Barger Lodge, No. 333, F. & A. M.; Allen R. A. Chapter, No. 203; Allen Commandery, No. 20, K. T.; Bloomsburg Consistory, A. A. S. R.; Rajah Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S.; I. O. O. F.; and B. P. O. E.

Mr. Gangewere married, in 1890, Mary Craig, daughter of William Craig. She was born in 1857 and died in 1912. Her mother died when she was but five years of age, after which she was reared by her grandfather, Jacob Geisinger. She was an active member of Zion Reformed church and possessed a kind disposition, which induced her to perform many acts of charity. They had one daughter, Irene, who resides with her father.

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[Source: Gongwer, Holdeman, Shaum & Yoder Families]

Albert & Saloma Gongwer Genealogy

Name:
George Gangewere

Gender: Male

Birth: 20 July 1756 79 48 -- Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA

Death: 18 October 1799 ? (Age 43)? -- , Rockingham County, Virginia, USA

Jan 13, 1776 enlisted in Capt. Thomas Craig's company of Col. St. Clair's Second Penna. Battalion as a fifer. He served two enlistments in the Revolutionary War.

More About GEORGE GANGEWERE:

Burial: Egypt, Pa.

Children of GEORGE GANGEWERE and CHRISTINA CLAUDER are:

10. i. WILLIAM GANGEWERE.

11. ii. THOMAS GANGEWERE, d. 1850.

iii. CATHARINE GANGEWERE m. PETER MEYERS

iv. NANCY GANGEWERE m. JOHN HOFFMAN

v. MAGDELENA GANGEWERE m. ABRAHAM HERMANY

vi. REBECCA GANGEWERE m. GEORGE MEYER

vii. HANNAH GANGEWERE m. JOHN MEYER

viii. CHARLES GANGEWERE b. 1787; d. 1832

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[Source: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots]

Name: George Gangewere
Cemetery: Old part cem
Location: Egypt, Lehigh Co PA 40

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NOTE: One tombstone on findagrave gives his date of birth as 20 July 1765 but a later one (at the foot of the original) gives his date of birth as 20 July 1756,
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 June 2016

[Source: findagrave.com]

George Gangewere

Birth: Jul. 20, 1756
Death: Mar. 8, 1852

Family links: Spouse: Eva Christina Clader Gangewere (1758 - 1828) Children: Charles Gangewere (1787 - 1832) * *Calculated relationship Note: m. 1st Eva Christina Clader-3 s/6 d, m. 2nd Catharine Pauly on 3/8/1832

Burial: Egypt Cemetery Egypt Lehigh County Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Judy nee Ritter Martens
Record added: Dec 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63431013

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[Source: 1800 United States Federal Census

Name: George Gangwehr
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Whitehall, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 5
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members:10

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[Source: 1820 Census, South Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania]

George Gangwer
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 4

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[
Source: 1830 United States Federal Census

Name: George Gaugwerc [George Gangwer]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Total Free White Persons: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 1

Thomas Gangwere and William Gangwere, both ages 40 -50. were living a few doors away.
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[Source: 1850 United States Federal Census]

Name: George Gangawer
Age: 94
Birth Year: abt 1756
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 146
Household Members: NameAge
George Gangawer 94
Cathrin Gangawer 69

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George Gangawere is mentioned as a soldier in a history of the Egypt Reformed Church.

[Source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/5335/egypt.htm Historical Address AT THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF EGYPT REFORMED CONGREGATION, OCTOBER 1, 1934 By Charles R. Roberts]

On this 200th anniversary of this congregation let us endeavor to visualize this vicinity in the year 1734. It was principally forest, with a few Indian paths and some natural meadows. The timber was principally heavy and the ground usually well watered. Occasional bands of Indians still traveled through the country. A few emigrants from Switzerland, Lorraine, Alsace and various parts of Germany had the hardihood to settle in the forest in which were many bear, wolves, catamounts, wild cats, deer and other animals and clear the land. Their first houses were small, made of rough logs, usually located near a spring or small creek.

These emigrants had been reared in Europe, with the exception of the Lutheran Saeger family, in the Reformed religion, which has a wonderful history. The life of Ulrich Zwingli, the leader of the Reformed, a remarkable man, is an inspiration to those Who read it. Many of the settlers had lived for a time in Philadelphia or in Philadelphia County and had friends or relatives there and probably in communicating with them, mentioned their need of spiritual instruction, which resulted in Rev. John Philip Boehm, the pioneer preacher of the Reformed, visiting them and on September 23, 1734, performed the first baptism here, the child David, son of Peter Traxel, whose sponsors were Nicholas Kern and his wife, Mary Margaret.

The second baptism in the church records was on October 26, 1736, of John, another son of Peter Traxel, then church censor here, by Rev. John Henry Goetschius. The third baptism was that of Peter, son of Daniel and Anna Margaret Roth, on July 27, 1737. The sponsors were Peter Troxell, deacon, and his wife, Juliana Margaret. In a record written by himself in his testament, it is stated that he was born in April, 1737, in the same hour in which his father died. This was along the Jordan creek, about two miles from Allentown. He was taken among the Quakers, received a good education, spelled his name Rhoads, and in 1762 settled in Allentown. He kept a general store there for nearly fifty years, was treasurer of the Reformed congregation, and became the most prominent Revolutionary patriot in the county, holding office 38 years, a member of the first state constitutional convention in 1776, represented Northampton County in the State Committee of Safety, of which Benjamin Franklin was president, in the Assembly four terms, a member of the second constitutional convention of 1790, first President Judge of Northampton County in 1784, on the bench thirty years and first Burgess of Allentown in 1811.

The several families of the Reformed denomination who lived in this vicinity were the nucleus of this congregation. They were the Kohler, Troxell, Wotring, Hoffman, Kern, Roth, Burkhalter and Flickiniger families. Later came the Kern, Newhard, John Troxell, Schreiber, Deshler and other families. It is supposed that Jacob Kohler settled here at Egypt between 1728 and 1730. No record has as yet been found when he came to America. He was born in 1703, it is thought in Muehlhausen, then in Switzerland, now a part of Alsace. He lived for some time on his land before securing a warrant, which he secured on July 15, 1734, for 150 acres, the first warrant in the township. In 1737 he secured another for 100 acres. It was a rectangular tract with the Coplay creek flowing through it and with several fine springs. In 1755 he built the first grist mill in the vicinity, and tradition has it that as he had many daughters, they assisted in digging the mill race. An old document in existence proves that in 1753 he was one of the overseers of the poor of the township of Egypt, as it was called and in 1762 he was overseer of roads of Whitehall township. In 1768 he owned 115 acres of cultivated land and 215 acres not cultivated. In 1769 he deeded 155 acres and the mill property to his eldest son Peter and 193 acres to his son Jacob. He died in 1777 at the age of 74 years. A memorial to his memory should he placed in the cemetery here.

Some fifty years ago Squire Edward Kohler wrote a sketch of the history of Egypt printed in the "Skizzen aus dem Lecha Thale." On page nine he wrote: "During the first years of Kohler's settlement one of his children died, which he buried on a nice, sunny, level plot on a hill shaped like a half-moon, at the foot of which flowd the Coplay Creek. As also children of other settlers who died in the vicinity were buried here, so this burial place became the central point for the later Egypt congregation." Again on page 10: "When Kohler's warrants for land were surveyed the whole line on the edge of the hill was extended in such a direction that the graves remained outside of the measurements. The same thing occurred when John Troxell's second piece of land vas surveyed." On page 12 he wrote: "In 1754 Michael Kelchner took up a land warrant for sixty acres. With this warrant the hill, on which were the graves already mentioned, could have been taken up. But as it was already generally understood that some some acres should not be taken up, and were excepted for church uses, so this piece of land was left lie." Also on page 14: "About the year 1764 the Lutherans of Egypt formed their own church congregation. Before this it was necessary, if they wished to attend a church service of their own denomination, to make a journey of some distance. An agreement was made between the Reformed and Lutheran to build a union church. In 1764 the first church in Egypt was built near the already mentioned graves It was a log building; the seats were of logs, resting on blocks."

If such an agreement was made in 1764 for the building of a church, it has been lost, as we know nothing of it.

Rev. Daniel Schumacher, a Lutheran minister, as early as 1760, Baptized at Egypt children of John Nicholas Hertzog, George Ringer, and of Samuel Saeger, later a deacon of the Lutheran congregation, and confirmed several children, among them Mary Magdalena, daughter of Feitner, the ferryman at the Lehigh.

Your pastor and I think that as Rev. John Jacob Wissler appears to have been the first regularly appointed pastor here it is possible that there was already then, in 1752, a log church built here. He died in September, 1754. In a letter written by Rev. Stoy, dated September 30, 1757, he wrote: "The place where Domine Wissler labored, when living, has been pillaged and robbed of its inhabitants." We have no record of any persons having been killed by Indians at or near Egypt at this time, but in Heidelberg and Lynn townships, in 1756 and 1757, fifty-six persons were killed by Indians. A recently discovered draft among my papers shows a church marked where the lands of Jacob Kohler, John Troxell and Michael Kelchner come together. Kelchner took up his first warrant on July 31, 1754, so the draft must have been made after this date.

Abraham Wotring or Vautrin Was born in 1700 in Lorraine France, and in 1723 married Anna Margaret Mertz of Hangweiler in the Vosges Mountains. In 1733 they came to America. The Wotrings were millers for three hundred years on the River Saar on the borders of Alsace and Lorraine. Abraham became a miller at Hirschland and his father Abraham was a miller at Finstingen on the Saar River. Abraham located north of John Troxell's land but never had a mill here that has been located. Samnel Wotring, some relation of Abraham, later built a mill near Sand Spring on the Coplay creek and a Philip Wotring had a mill in Williams township. Abraham Wotring died in 1752. One of his daughters married John Schneider, who with three of their children, were killed by Indians in 1763, a mile north of Egypt.

Peter Troxell, whose son David was the first child baptized here, is said to have come from Switzerland and was born about 1691. The name Troxell or Drachsel is mentioned in Switzerland as early as 1367. He came to America on the ship Samuel which arrived at Philadelphia on August 17, 1733, with his wife, Juliana Catharine and two sons Peter, nine, and Daniel, seven. He lived for some years at Egypt and in 1736 is referred to in the records as church censor and in 1737 as deacon. In 1743 he purchased two tracts of 100 acres each on the Jordan creek and built a stone house, thirty by twenty-one feet, still standing, the oldest house in Lehigh County, near where the iron bridge formerly stood. Ancestors of mine, members here, were Jacob Kohler, Frederick Newhard, Daniel Roth and George Graff.

John Troxell came to America on August 30, 1737. In a list of emigrants from Zweibruecken he is mentioned as a miller from Duntzweiler. He secured land in 1737, later taken up by his son, John Peter Troxell, born in 1719, who secured more land, until he owned 410 acres. In 1756 he built the stone house still standing and in 1758 a stone barn 85 by 37 feet, torn down in 1874. In 1768 he sold this land to Peter Steckel and removed to Gwynedd township, Philadelphia County, and later to Maryland, where he died in 1799. His first wife was Anna Barbara Saeger, who died about 1750. He then married Catharine Maria Magdalena Schreiber, daughter of John Jacob Schreiber, whose mother, Anna Magdalena (Roth) Schreiber, after the death of her husband, John Jacob, in 1750 married John Peter's father, John Troxell. John Peter Troxell has many descendants in Maryland who holds an annual re-union. Another son of John Troxell was Nicholas Troxell, born in 1725, died in 1797, who remained here and is buried here but has no tombstone. His wife, however, Catharine Troxell, who died in 1777, has a stone. They are the ancestors of most of this family in this immediate vicinity.

Rev. John Daniel Gros became pastor here December 20, 1764 and served the four congregations, Egypt, Allentown, Jordan and Schlosser's, now Unionville. He reported that he found 94 members here and in 1766 thirty-one families. In 1767, the four congregations purchased a house and six acres of land in what was called "Moyer's Valley" as a parsonage. The cost was £152, Pennsylvania currency, or $345.67. Egypt's share was one-fourth or £38. In 1769 Rev. Gross wished to leave and complained about the unfitness of his dwelling, stating that it was a very poor building at a place where no wholesome water can be had, and wrote: "which to a minister in this country, who has nothing to drink but water, may be a chief cause for complaint, especially in the hot summer days, when through bad water one's health can easily be impaired." The minutes of Coetus state that the delegate from Whitehall, who was my ancestor, Peter Rhoades, of Allentown, was questioned concerning this and replied that the congregations at Whitehall were well satisfied with Domine Gros, and that they would be sorely grieved if they were forced to lose him.

Rev. Gros had a call from two large congregations at Saucon and Springfield, but stated that he would not leave unless Coetus would recommend to them in his place the first capable minister sent over from Europe. In 1770 he reported 36 families at Egypt and his salary £70, of which Egypt paid £18, 15 shillings, or $50.00. For a time he served both charges, preaching three Sundays in the Whitehall charge and the fourth Sunday in Saucon and Springfield. In 1770 he left the Whitehall charge and in 1772 complained that his congregations did not pay his salary. Because of their want of love, stubbornness, neglect of church worship and failure to pay his salary, he accepted a call to Kingston, N. Y., where he was pastor from 1773 to 1783, pastor of the German Reformed congregation in New York City from 1783 to 1795, Professor of German Languages at Columbia College, 1784 to 1795, and died in 1812. His successor was Rev. Abraham Blumer, who preached his first sermon at Egypt in February, 1771, from second Peter, first chapter, second verse: "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord." This was his first sermon in this country. He preached his first sermon in Switzerland on September 11, 1757, and in all he preached in Europe 441 sermons. In October, 1771, he reported to the Coetus a membership at Egypt of forty families. In 1779 he reported 45 pupils in the school; in 1782, 53, and in 1785, 46 pupils. In 1785 his salary was $100.

The forty families which Rev. Blumer reported as members of the congregation in 1771, I would name as follows: Peter Burkhalter, George Jacob Kern, Jacob Kohler, Sen., Peter Kohler, Jacob Kohler, Jun., Adam Deshler, Peter Deshler, John Schad, Urlrich Flickinger, Christopher Snyder, Jacob Mickley, Sen. Jacob Mickley, Jun., Nicholas Mark, Peter Steckel, Jacob Schreiber, Jacob Flickinger, Peter Flickinger, Nicholas Alleman, Michael Newhard, Sen., Michael Newhard, Jun., Jacob Moritz, John Moritz, Nicholas Troxell, George Leibenguth, John Hoffman, Jacob Miller, George Koehler, Engelbert Hoffman, George Flickinger, Sebastian Miller, Martin Mickley, Christopher Kern, Peter Siegfried, Frederick Newhard, Peter Newhard, Philip Roth, Peter Kern, George Graff, Christian Leibenguth, and Michael Kelchner.

Rev. Blumer resigned as pastor in May, I801, after serving over thirty years. Rev. John Gobrecht succeeded him and served from I801 to 183l. Then came Rev. Joseph S. Dubs, who was pastor here from 1831 to 1868. His valuable records of marriages and burials are now owned by the congregation. He was followed by Rev. Samuel A. Leinbach, 1868 to 1884; Rev. William R. Hofford, D. D., 1884 to 1900; Rev. George P. Stem, 1901 to 1925, and the present pastor, Rev. Thomas R. Brendle.

ln the old cemetery are buried over 1200 persons, of whom more than 800 have tombstones. The oldest person buried here was Mrs. Magdalena Hoffman, aged 97 years, and the youngest a child less then a day old. The oldest stone is that of John Nicholas Meier, who died in 1775. The next oldest are those of Leonard, son of Casper Peter, who died in 1777, aged a year and a half and Mrs. Catharine Troxell, wife of Nicholas Troxell, who died in 1777, aged 49 years. There are fifteen persons, including children, buried here who were drowned, either in Coplay creek or the Lehigh.

During the past thirty-five years I have interviewed many old people about the olden times and the old families. Among them were Euphemia Kohler, born in Egypt in 1807; Aaron Kohler, born in Egypt in 1809; Stephen Freyman, born in 1810; Owen Rhoads, born in 1811; Mrs. Catharine Eberhard, nee Schreiber, born in 1812, Mrs. Peter Roth, born in 1813; William Leisenring, born in 1818, Tilghman Freyman, born in 1819; Reuben Leisenring, born in 1824; Solomon Ruch, Dr. Louis B. Balliet, and Moses Woodring. I have heard many interesting anecdotes, such as how Sibilla Leisenring, widow of Conrad Leisenring, the first, frequently paddled up the Lehigh River in a canoe and attended services at the Stone Church, how she spun flax and her son Conrad sold it in Philadelphia, and she bought a tombstone for her husband, who died in 1781. It cost $21.00, and years later John Leisenring of Mauch Chunk, had an iron fence put up around it, which a Mr. Solliday of Allentown put up. It was removed some years ago. A story about Lorenz Ruch, the strong man, whose brother had loaded a wagon with produce to go to Philadelphia, and Lorenz was not ready, so with his hands he upset the loaded wagon and by the time it was reloaded he himself was ready; of how the farmers, returning from Allentown, stopped at John Rhoads' well at Sherersville, because the horses would not drink the Allentown cistern water, of how the Burkhalter farm, later the Breinig farm, was called "King's furrow land," or "heart of Whitehall," because it was considered such fine land; of Charles Burkhalter, who wore suits of half linen, as it was called, and was called "der halb lina gentleman," went to New York, entered the wholesale dry-goods business, became a millionaire, married a Miss Havemeyer and gave a great deal to charity; of a feeble-minded resident of the township, who often slapped his knee and said, "Ha! Ha! A constitution with a vice- president"; of the year 1816 without a summer, when there was frost every month and on July 5th ice as thick as a window pane; of the drought of 1820, when all the springs ceased to flow; how one family had an old speech, when they meant taglehner they said taglahr and how one woman said her family was "so gut wie adliche." John Grob lived east of Egypt where a Troxell family later lived and has many descendants in the west, one of whom was Assistant Secretary of State under President Cleveland.

The most prominent Revolutionary patriots of Egypt were Peter Burkhalter, Peter Kohler and David Deshler. Peter Burkhalter was elected a member of the first Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention in 1776, was captain of a company in 1775, a member of the Assembly, elected in November, 1776, reelected in 1777 and in 1784, 85, 86 and 87. In 1780 he was appointed one of the Sub-Lieutenants of Northampton County, who had control of the militia of the county, which position gave him the title of Colonel. He died in 1805.

Peter Kohler opened a store here in 1764, operated a grist mill and a house of entertainment. In 1770 his brother-in-law, George Graff, was his partner in the firm of Graff and Kohler. In 1776 he became a member of the Northampton County Committee of Observation, was appointed on the committee to collect clothing for the troops on November 8, 1777, and on December l6, 1777, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Assembly one of the persons to take subscriptions for the continental loan. He was commissioned a Justice of Northampton County in 1779 and elected a member of the Assembly in 1780, 1781 and 1782. He died in 1793.

David Deshler, son of Adam Deshler, was born in Switzerland in 1734, was naturalized in 1761; in 1762 purchased a mill property from Michael Rothrock on the Little Lehigh at Allentown, where he lived for about thirty years. In 1774 he became a member of the County Committee of Observation, was a delegate to the Provincial Conference of Committees which met at Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia on June 18, 1755, was chosen one of the judges of election at Allentown on July 8, 1776, and on March 12 1777, was elected by the Assembly one of the Sub-Lieutenants of Northampton County. He was appointed one of the Commissioners of Purchases for Northampton County in 1778; assistant Forage Master on April 5, 1780, assistant Commissary of Purchases on July 7, 1780, and 1787 a delegate to the convention to ratify the Federal constitution. He died where Catasauqua now stands and is buried here, but has no tombstone.

Peter Burkhalter and Peter Kohler have tombstones. Captain John Moritz was in command of the fourth company of the Second Battalion of Northampton County militia in 1778, under Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Balliet. This battalion participated in the battle of Brandywine. The Second Lieutenant was Abraham Wotring, son of the first Abraham, who later removed from the county. Ensign Abraham Wotring was a son of Peter and a grandson of Abraham, the first. He removed to Maryland and later to Washington County, Pennsylvania, where he died.

Christian Leibenguth was a Corporal in this company. Privates were John Hoffman, Jacob Miller, Jacob Kohler, Peter Flickinger, Lorenz Ruch, Adam Deshler, Conrad Leisenring, George Koehler, John Grob, Frederick Newhard, Jacob Flickinger, Martin Meyer, Jacob Schreiber, Peter Newhard, who was also a gunsmith, George Flickinger and Jacob Mickley.

Adam Zerfass was Captain of a company under Lieutenant-Colonel Christian Shouse, in service in 1781. Nicholas Saeger was a Lieutenant in this company. He is buried in Allentown. Privates were Jacob Schreiber, Christian Bertsch, Peter Newhard, George Flickinger, Jacob Steckel and Henry Steckel. In 1782 Captain Zerfass was under Lieutenant-Colonel Balliet. Rev. Abraham Blumer was Chaplain. Sebastian Miller was Corporal. William Laury was a fifer. Gottfried Laury, Jacob Miller, Adam Deshler, and George Kern were privates in the company. Other soldiers from Egypt were Ensign Jacob Kern and George Gangewere, who served in the regular army in an expedition to Canada and in the militia and lived to be 95 years of age.

Men of Egypt have participated in all the wars of this country, which proves the patriotism of this community. As our forefathers of old walked with God, let us emulate them, and pray that the Grand Architect of the Universe will shower blessings upon this town and congregation.

John Schmeeckle added this on 24 May 2011

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[Source: pylesfamilytree, ancestry.com]

Revolution
Notes for GEORGE GANGWERE:
George Gangwere, a son of Christopher, is given in the records as born October 4, 1758. George Gangwere, of Whitehall Township, buried at Egypt, is probably this George, although his tombstone states he was born July 20, 1756. He died March 2, 1852, aged 95 years, one of the last surviving Revolutionary Soldiers. He enlisted on January 13, 1776, in Capt. Thomas Craig's company of Colonel St. Clair's Second Pennsylvania Battalion, as a fifer. The company saw service in Canada and was mustered out November 25, 1776. He subsequently served two enlistments in other companies. He kept the tavern at what is now Meyersville, married Christina, daughter of Valentine Clader, and had eight children.

Burial: Egypt Church Cemetery, Egypt, Pa.

PylesFamilyTree added this on 25 Feb 2009

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[Source: genealogy.com posting]

Re: Jacob Gangewehr of Northampton Co. PA
Posted by: Wilmer Hassler
Date: September 24, 2000 at 15:56:37
In Reply to: Re: Jacob Gangewehr of Northampton Co. PA by H.R.MacMillan

My records list the following children for Christopher: Hanna Christina born 25 Dec 1752, baptized 23 Jan 1753 at Blue Church; Johann Jacob born 20 Feb 1754, baptized 19 May 1754 at Blue Church, also buried at Blue Church; George born 20 Jul 1756; Elizabeth born about 1761, confirmed 5 Apr 1776 at Blue Church; Sevilla born 11 Dec 1764, baptized Hecktown Lutheran Church; Daniel born 4 Aug 1766, baptized at Hecktown Lutheran Church; and David born 7 Nov 1771, confirmed 18 Apr 1790 at Blue Church. I have not been able to find the last name of Christopher's wife Catherina. I don't know if the same Lutheran minister served both the Blue Church and Hecktown Church during the mid 1760's causing the transition between the Upper Saucon and Hecktown churches.

Bill Hassler

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[Source: A Census of Pensioners, Chapter: Pennsylvania-Eastern District, Page: 114]

"George Gangewer", age 82, South Whitehall, was listed as a pensioner for "revolutionary or military services" on 1 June 1840.

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[Source: PANORTHA-L Archives]
----- Original Message -----
From: "geri brennan" <gerifelker@webtv.net <mailto:gerifelker@webtv.net>>
To: <PALEHIGH-L@rootsweb.com <mailto:PALEHIGH-L@rootsweb.com>>
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 8:27 AM
Subject: [PALEHIGH-L] Re: GANGEWERE

The following is an extract from Geri Brennan's total posting .
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 August 2013

John George, son of Jacob the immigrant, was born July 20, 1756. Would not (sic) that Jacob the immigrant about 79 when John George was born. He settled in Whitehall township, and Jan 13, 1776. Served in the Rev. (has a file at the National Archives). He married Christina Clader, d/o
Valentin Clader. They had 8 children. William, Charles, Thomas, Catharine who married Peter Meyer, Nancy, who married John Hoffman, Magdalama who married Abraham Hermany, Rebecca who married George Meyer, Charles, born in 1787, Thomas and David.

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Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 6 Sep 1850. 283 A "George Gangawer" age 94 was living in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

2. Census: 6 Sep 1850. 283 A "Cathryn Gangawer" age 69 was living in the same household and an "Abrahm Gangawer" age 73 was living next door

3. Military: 188 Soldier in the Revolution

George married Christina Clader.185.,186.,188 Christina was born in 1750,188 died on 16 Oct 1828188 at age 78, and was buried about 17 Oct 1828 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Christina were Eva Christina Clader and12 Christina Clauder.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  William Gangewehr 185,284 was born on 4 Aug 1783,12 died on 9 Jan 186512 at age 81, and was buried after 9 Jan 1865 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for William were William Gangewer, William Gangewere, William Gangwer, and Wilhelm Ganwehr.

         ii.  Thomas Gangewehr 185,187 was born on 5 Oct 1785 in Thomas Listed As 1/2 Year Old,187 was baptized on 16 Apr 1786 in Jordan Reformed Congregation, South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania,185,187 died in 1850183 at age 65, and was buried after 9 Sep 1850 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Other names for Thomas were Thomas Gangawere, Thomas Gangewere, and Thomas Gangwer.

        iii.  Nancy Gangewere

         iv.  Magdalena Gangewere

          v.  Charles Gangewere 183 was born on 20 Jul 1787 in Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania,183,285 was baptized on 11 Nov 1787 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania,285 died on 11 Dec 1832 at age 45, and was buried after 11 Dec 1832 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Other names for Charles were Carl Gangawere, Carl Gangenwehr, and285 Carl Gangewere.

55       vi.  Catherine Gangenwehr 70 (born in 1789 - died on 12 Sep 1869, buried in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)

        vii.  Rebecca Gangewere was born about 1796, died on 23 Mar 1879 about age 83, and was buried after 23 Mar 1879 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Another name for Rebecca was Rebecca Gangwer.

       viii.  Maria Gangewehr 185 was born on 11 Dec 1797185 and was baptized on 5 Apr 1798 in Jordan Reformed Congregation, South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.185

         ix.  Hannah Gangewere 183 was born about 11 Mar 1800 and was baptized on 11 Mar 1800 in Jordan Lutheran Church, South Whitehall Township, , Pennsylvania. Another name for Hannah was Hanna Gangewehr.

George next married Catharine Pauly on 8 Mar 1832. Catharine was born on 19 Dec 1781,286 died on 4 Oct 1852286 at age 70, and was buried after 4 Oct 1852 in Jordan Lutheran Cemetery, South Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.286

General Notes:

[Source: Intermet.net: Jordan Lutheran Cemetery, South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania]

Gangwer, Catharine, b. 19 Dec 1781, d. 04 Oct 1852, a tribute by her son, Louis L. Pauly, [WG]

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Abt 1781. 287

2. Alt. Death: After 6 Sep 1850. 287




111. Christina Clader,185,186,188 daughter of Valentine Clader 188 and Anna Catharine Busz,188 was born in 1750,188 died on 16 Oct 1828188 at age 78, and was buried about 17 Oct 1828 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Christina were Eva Christina Clader and12 Christina Clauder.

General Notes:

[Source: Excerpt from Public Member Stories, ancestry.com, Clader Family, howdymt, 16 Dec 2011]

Clader Family.

Christina, born in 1750, married George Gangawere, a soldier in the Revolution, born July 20, 1756, died March 2, 1852. She died Oct. 16, 1828, leaving forty-four grandchildren.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 9 Mar 1758. 12

2. Alt. Death: 15 Oct 1828. 12

Christina married George Gangewehr.185.,186.,187 George was born on 20 Jul 1756 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,186 died on 2 Mar 1852 in Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania186 at age 95, and was buried after 2 Mar 1862 in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for George were George Gangawere,188 Georg Gangenwehr, Johann George Gangewere, and George Gangwer.12

112. Michael Melcher Jr.,110 son of Michael Melcher, was born between 1760 and 1775.288

General Notes:

[Source: Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985]

Name:Michael Melcher
Event Type:Confirmation
Other Event Date:28 May 1780
Other Event Place:Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Organization Name:St Luke´s Lutheran Church

This record is possibly for Michael Melcher, Jr., son of Michael Melcher, Sr.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 September 2013
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[Source: Pennsylvania, Revolutionary War Battalions and Militia Index, 1775-1783

A Michael Melcher, private, was listed on Volume 1, page 390, "Associators and Militia".

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Tax Records, 1782-1860, Tinicum Township, Bucks, County, 13 November 1828, page 36]

Michael Melcher, Jr. was listed with the occupation of weaver. Michael Melcher was listed on page 35 but had no occupation listed.

A Michael Melcher was listed on page 11 and Michael Jr. was listed on page 12 of the same document but it was for the March 1828 assessment.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 September 2013

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[Source: 1830 PA Census]

A "Michael Melcher", with a number of children of various ages, was living in Tinicum, Bucks County, Pennsylvania during the 1830 census. Living with him was one male 5 - 10, one male 15 - 20 (Tobias?), one male 20 - 30 (Jacob?), and one male 50 - 60 (Michael himself). He also had one female 15 - 20, two females 20 - 30, and one female 40 - 50 (likely his wife).

An "Elizabeth Melcher" was living next door (probably a daughter). She had one male 20 - 30 living with her and herself, age 30 - 40.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 June 2006

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[Source: 1830 United States Federal Census]


Name:Michael Melchor [Michael Melcher]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59:1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:1
Free White Persons - Under 20:3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:4
Total Free White Persons:8
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):8

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[Source: 1840 PA Census Index, page 153]

A Michael Melcher was living in "Tunicum Township" (Tinicum) during the 1840 PA Census

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[Source: 1840 PA Census, page 157]

A Micheal Melcher, Sr. was living in Nockamixon Township with one male age 20 - 30, one male age 70 - 80 (himself) and one female age 60 -70.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: 51 Lived in Tinicum, Pennsylania

2. Fact 2: Could there have been a second son, John (Eloise Hedbor's ancestor)?

3. Census: 1790. 114

4. Census: 1820, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A "Michael Melzer" was counted in the 1820 census. Neighbors included Philip Hartzel, Christopher Strouse, Jacob Shupe, Frederick and Jacob Wolfinger, etc. Michael Melzer also had two males ten years or younger living with him. One of them could have been Tobias Melchor, my ancestor.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 June 2006

5. Census: 1840. 289 A "Michael Melcher" was listed as living in "Tunicum Township" in the 1840 Census (page 157)

Michael married Mary \\. Mary was born between 1765 and 1780288 and died after 1860.52 Another name for Mary was Mary Walker.51

The child from this marriage was:

56        i.  Jacob Melcher 15,110 (born in 1797)


113. Mary \\ was born between 1765 and 1780288 and died after 1860.52 Another name for Mary was Mary Walker.51

General Notes:

[Source: Ed Lutton, Hand-written notes]

A Mary Walker (Malker), age 87, was living with Tobias Walker Melchior and family in the 1860 Pennsylvania census (see below for more information on what I believe is an erroneous conclusion by Mr. Lutton). It is possible this Mary was a family friend, perhaps his grandmother, or perhaps even his mother, Anna Maria. The dates I have for Anna Maria Strouse do not support this however.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 24 August 2004).

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 24 August 2004]

I, and others in my family, have always assumed (based on what, I am not sure) that Mary Walker was the wife of Michael Melcher, Jr. and the grandmother of Tobias Walker Melchior. Personally, I have never seen his name spelled out completely (e.g. with a middle name) so I am leery, to say the least, that his name was indeed Tobias Walker Melchor. It does not appear that Tobias perpetuated the "Walker" name in any of his children while he did with his wife's last name, Hoffman.

NOTE: The record below appears to indicate that "Walker" was not her last name and instead "Malker" was a probable transcription or spelling error for Melchor. There was no Mary Walker in this family to my knowledge.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 27 June 2004

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[Source: 1860 U.S. Census]

There was a Mary Malker, age 87 (the "8" is unclear on the census image and could be a "1" and likewise, the "M" could have been a "W") living with Tobias Malker and his family. I believe this is where the family belief in a "Mary Walker" originated. The census taker may very likely have misspelled Tobias's last name. Susanna, his first wife, was not listed and was probably dead at the time of the census.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 24 August 2004

Mary married Michael Melcher Jr..110 Michael was born between 1760 and 1775.288

114. Henry Strouse,111,112,113,192,193,194,195 son of Nicholas Strauss 48,51,193,194,210 and Phillipina Christiana \\,48,290 was born about 1765 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania113,192,210 and died in 1835 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania1,192,210 about age 70. Other names for Henry were Henry Straus,111,112,194,291 Henrich Strauss,76,112,194 Henry Or Heinrich Strauss,210 Henry Strouse Sr. 210., and292

General Notes:

Larry Hillpot shows Henry Strouse as being married to Maria Magdalena Pyle. Scholl and Battle both show him as being married to Anna Pyle.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 August 2008

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[Source: 1790 US Census, online image at www.ancestry.com]

Henry Strouse or Strause was living with one male under sixteen and two females at the 1790 census in Bucks County (township unknown). Next door to him was the house of John Pile (probably his father-in-law) who was living with another male over sixteen and two females. On the other side of Henry Strouse, two doors down, was the house of Henry Pile (possibly John Pile's father or maybe his brother) who was living with one female.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 November 2000

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[Source: Pennsylvania 1790 Federal Census]

HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 PENNSYLVANIA
BUCKS COUNTY

Name of head of family: Strouse, Henry
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 1
Free white females, including heads of families: 2


HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 PENNSYLVANIA
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY.
ALLEN TOWNSHIP.

Name of head of family: Strouse, Henry
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 2
Free white females, including heads of families: 5

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[Source: 1790 PA Census Index, page 618]

There were a number of people with the name Strous or Strouse living in Northampton County, PA during the 1790 Census. Of particular interest are the names Henry Strous, Christopher Strous, and Jacob Strouse. It is probable this is an entirely different family or families but who knows? This compicates the search for the right family! -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 December 2000

Name County Location Pg Year

Strous, Henry NORTHAMPTON CO.LEHIGH TWP 172 1790
Strous, Henry " MORE TWP 177 1790
Strouse, Christopher " LOWER SAUCON TWP 174 1790
Strouse, David " MACUNGE TWP 176 1790
Strouse, Henry " EASTON TOWN 171 1790
Strouse, Jacob " EASTON TOWN 171 1790

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Note by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 February 1999

Not sure of spelling - may have been Strauss, Strouse, Strouss, Strause, etc.
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Note by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 May 1999

I found this listing on www.ancestry.com, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol. 4 (this is probably NOT the Henry Strouse or Strauss of my family).

STRAUSS Henry, Zion's Stone Ch Cem, Kreidersville, Northampton Co PA 40

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, Hillpot Family Genealogy, www.larryhillpot.com, 2 August 2000]

Mr. Hillpot lists a number of people with the surname Strouse with many of its variant spellings. The surnames (disregarding the various spellings) and names of spouses are close enough to merit inclusion. There was at least one Nicholas Straus or Strouse who had sons Henry and John. If Mr. Hillpot's Nicholas is the same as the father of these two boys, then they (Henry and John) also had two sisters and three other brothers. It is also possible that there were two men named Nicholas Strouse who each happened to have sons named John and Henry
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 5 Aug 2000

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NOTE: The following source shows the parents of Henry Strauss as Leonard Strauss and Anna Phillippina but this is possibly incorrect. However, the information on the children of Henry Strauss and Maria Magdalena Pfeil appears to be correct.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 Aug 2000

[Source: Carrie E. Bodensteiner, Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry]

ID: I11731
Name: Henry STRAUSS

Sex: M
Birth: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1
Death: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Father: Leonard STRAUSS b: ABT. 1730
Mother: Anna Phillippina .... b: ABT. 1730

Marriage 1 Maria Magdalena PFEIL b: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Children
Susanna STRAUSS b: 18 APR 1785 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Maria Sarah STRAUSS b: 25 MAR 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Anna Maria STRAUSS b: 14 AUG 1791
Henry STRAUSS b: 10 JUN 1795
Nicholas STRAUSS b: 30 OCT 1796 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Michael STRAUSS b: 4 JAN 1800

Sources:
Title: Bs - Nockamixon Church records, St. Lukes, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Author: Church Records of Twenty-eight Churches in the Easton Public Library
Publication: 1979, Genealogical Society of Utah
Note: St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Reformed Church, Pennsylvania. Records begin 1766. Indexed in Humphrey [19] Evangelical Lutheran, [20]. Transcription by Charles R. Roberts, Allentown, PA, 1923.
Note: Very good
Repository:
Note: LDS
Call Number: #1029738 item 6 (box 930); LDS Film #0192632 items 2&3; H929.3/F11.7
Media: Microfilm
Page: p. 13
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NOTE: The following reference is possibly this Henry Strouse.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of 1812

Roll of Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Privates.

Strouse, Henry.

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, 22 April 2001, http://www.larryhillpot.com]

HENRY STROUSE Born abt 1765 in Nockamixon Twp. Bucks County. Died 1834 in Nockamixon. He was a farmer. He married Maria Magdalena Pfeil aft 1782. She was the daughter of John Pfeil and Anna Lightcap. Maria was born abt. 1765 in Germany and died after 1834

Susanna Strouse b. April 18, 1785 d. bef. 1835

Maria Sarah Strouse married Michael Kunsman

John Strouse married Maria Magdalena Nicholas

Anna Maria Strouse b. August 14, 1791 d. bef. 1835

Jacob Strouse married Catharine Harwick

Henry Strouse married Susanna Myers

Nicholas Strouse married Mary Summer

Michael Strouse b. Jan. 4, 1800 d. bef. 1835

Margaret Strouse b. March 29, 1804 d. bef. 1835

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[Source: Bucks County Document #06778, copy provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 January 2005, by Edie Gale Hays. Comments in [brackets] below are by Mr. Hannam indicating words that were unclear to him. Transcripton is by Mr. Hannam, 16 January 2005]

To Andrew Keller, Register at Doylestown
I recommend my two sons - John and Jacob Strouse
to be the Administrators [unreadable superscript here] of my Lade Husband Henry Strouse Lade of Nockamixon deceased _ _ _ _ _
Witness my hand this 22 [or 21 or 26] day of November 1834
Witness present
[unreadable]

[Signed] Magdalene X her mark Strouse

filed November 24th 1834 [looks like 1824]

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Death: 113,210 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2. Comment 1: 114 Charles M. Melchior names him as "Henry Straus"

3. Comment 2: 293 Possibly a Revolutionary War soldier

4. Alt. Birth: Abt 1760. 113,210,294 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

5. Alt. Birth: Between 1760 and 1770. 113,288

6. Alt. Birth: Abt 1765. 294,295

7. Alt. Birth: 1765. 195 Pennsylvania

8. Alt. Death: After 3 Jun 1804. 210

9. Census: 1820. 296 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

10. Census: 1830. 297 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

11. Alt. Death: 1834. 295

12. Comment 3: 5 Aug 2000. 1 There may have been two sets of brothers, John and Henry Strouse, and it is possible that the other siblings listed here are not correct; for now, I am assuming that there was only one set of brothers, Henry and John, sons of Nicholas Strause

Henry married Anna Pyle.298 Anna was born in Germany192 and died in 1835 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.192 Another name for Anna was Ann Maria Pyle.192

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Jacob Strouse 192,298 was born in 1790 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania192 and died in 1874 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania192 at age 84.

Henry next married Maria Magdalena Pfeil 113 after 4 Aug 1782.112 Maria was born about 1765 in , Baden-Württemberg, Germany295 and died after 22 Nov 1834.295 Other names for Maria were Maria Magdalene \\,111 Magdalen Pein, Mary Magdalen Pfeil,299 Mary Magdalena Pfeil,51,52 Maria Magdalena Pfeil or Pile,295 Mary Magdalen Pile 51,52., and291

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township]

Henrich Straus and Maria Magdalena Pfeil, both single, were sponsors at the 4 August 1782 baptism of Maria Magdalena Strauss, daughter of Johannes Strauss and Cath. Strauss. Obviously, then, they were married after that date. They were shown as married at the 29 May 1785 baptism of their daughter, Susanna Catharina Strauss so their marriage must have taken place between 5 August 1782 and 29 May 1785.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 June 2004

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Susanna Catharina Strauss 48,76,112 was born on 18 Apr 1785 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,76,112,210 was baptized on 29 May 1785 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died before 1835.210 Other names for Susanna were Susanna Strauss,76,112 Susanna Catherine Strauss Or Strouse 76. and112

         ii.  Maria Sarah Straus 300 was born on 25 Mar 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania and was baptized on 1 Jun 1788 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Maria was Sarah Strauss 301.,302

        iii.  John Strouse Or Strauss 1,48,191 was born on 24 Sep 1789.1,191

57       iv.  Anna Maria Strauss 15,110,111,112,113,114 (born on 14 Aug 1791, baptized Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania)

          v.  Henry Strauss 112,191,295,303 was born on 10 Jun 1795,112,295,304 was baptized on 18 Oct 1795 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,112,303 and died before 19 Aug 1836. Other names for Henry were Henry Straus,112,191,303 Henry Strouse 112,191. and303

         vi.  Nicholas Strauss 112,191,303 was born on 26 Mar 1797112,305 and was baptized on 26 May 1797 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.303,306,307

        vii.  Michael Strauss 48,76,112,191,210,308 was born on 4 Jan 1800,112,210,309 was baptized on 6 Apr 1800 in Nockamixon Reformed Church, Nockamixon, , Bucks, Pennsylvania,76 and died before 1835.

       viii.  Margaret Strauss 1,48,210 was born on 29 Mar 1804,1,210 was baptized on 3 Jun 1804 in St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania,210 and died before 1835.

         ix.  Jacob Strouse 210


115. Maria Magdalena Pfeil,113 daughter of John Pile 52,310,311,312,313,314 and Margaret Lightcap,1,52,310,312,313,314 was born about 1765 in , Baden-Württemberg, Germany295 and died after 22 Nov 1834.295 Other names for Maria were Maria Magdalene \\,111 Magdalen Pein, Mary Magdalen Pfeil,299 Mary Magdalena Pfeil,51,52 Maria Magdalena Pfeil or Pile,295 Mary Magdalen Pile 51,52., and291

General Notes:

[Source: Hillpot Family Genealogy, Larry Hillpot, www.larryhillpot.com]

Buck's County Intellegencer Death's 1861 - 1885

Strauss, Mary Magdalena; in Haycock aged 70 years 4 months 12 days on December 6, 1867; Intell. December 24, 1867
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NOTE: I do not know for sure if this is Mary Magdalen Pfeil Strauss but I have included it here due to the name similarity. This particular Mary Magdalena would be too young to be the Maria Magdalena Strause of my ancestry. -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 August 2000

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[Source: Tom Myers, email provided to Charles Ivey who in turn provided it to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 7 August 2000]

Mr. Myers shows the parents of Maria Magdalena Pfeil or Pile as Henry Pfeil and Anna Catharine _____.

[Mr. Myers's information conflicts with the information I have showing her as the daughter of John Pfeil, son of Henry Pfeil.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

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[Source: Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry, Carrie E. Bodensteiner <bodenst@kichline.com>]

ID: I11708
Name: Maria Magdalena PFEIL
Sex: F
ALIA: Maria Magdalena /PEIN/
Birth: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1
Death: UNKNOWN in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Marriage 1 Henry STRAUSS b: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Children
Susanna STRAUSS b: 18 APR 1785 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Maria Sarah STRAUSS b: 25 MAR 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Anna Maria STRAUSS b: 14 AUG 1791
Henry STRAUSS b: 10 JUN 1795
Nicholas STRAUSS b: 30 OCT 1796 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Michael STRAUSS b: 4 JAN 1800

Sources:
Title: Bs - Nockamixon Church records, St. Lukes, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Author: Church Records of Twenty-eight Churches in the Easton Public Library
Publication: 1979, Genealogical Society of Utah
Note: St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Reformed Church, Pennsylvania. Records begin 1766. Indexed in Humphrey [19] Evangelical Lutheran, [20]. Transcription by Charles R. Roberts, Allentown, PA, 1923.
Note: Very good
Repository:
Note: LDS
Call Number: #1029738 item 6 (box 930); LDS Film #0192632 items 2&3; H929.3/F11.7
Media: Microfilm
Page: p. 13

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, Strouse section of his webpage, http://www.larryhillpot.com, 22 April 2001]

Mr. Hillpot says Maria Magdalena Pfeil was the son of John Pfeil and Anna Lightcap.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Abt 1765. 294,315 Germany

2. Alt. Birth: 113,294,295 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

3. Alt. Death: After 3 Jun 1804. 210,295

4. Alt. Death: 113,295 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

5. Comment 1: 114 Charles M. Melchior names her as "Mary Magdalene Pfeil"

Maria married Henry Strouse 111,112,113,192,193,194,195 after 4 Aug 1782.112 Henry was born about 1765 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania113,192,210 and died in 1835 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania1,192,210 about age 70. Other names for Henry were Henry Straus,111,112,194,291 Henrich Strauss,76,112,194 Henry Or Heinrich Strauss,210 Henry Strouse Sr. 210., and292

116. John Conrad Hoffmann,110,196 son of Johann Martin Hoffman 110,316,317,318 and Maria Magdalena Hanff,318,319 was born on 24 Aug 1751 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,318,319 was baptized on 10 Nov 1751 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,320 and died in Jan 1832 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania75 at age 80. Other names for John were Conrad Hoffman,51,75,321,322 Johan Conrad Hoffman,51,75,318,321 Conrad Hoffmann, Conrad Hofmann 51,75., and321

General Notes:

[Source: 1800 PA Census Index]

Conrad Hoffman, ? Hoffman, John Hoffman, and William Hoffman were listed on page 263 of the 1800 PA Census Index as living in Bucks County. I do not know if this is the Conrad Hoffman we are searching for.

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[Source: 1820 PA Census Index]

Conrad Hoffman, Martin Hoffman, and Philip Hoffman were listed in the 1820 PA Census Index (Page 034) as living in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, PA. Again, I do not know if this is the correct family or not. A John Hoffman, possibly the John Hoffman listed above in the 1800 Census, was listed on page 035 also living in Nockamixon Township. Hoffman appears to have been a common name in the Nockamixon area in 1820 because other listings in the 1820 Census include:

Anthony Hoffman, page 031
Frederick Hoffman, page 031
John Hoffman, page 044 (Durham Township)
Mary Hoffman, page 065 (Rockhill Township)
William Hoffman, Sr., page 032
William Hoffman, Jr., page 032

Any of these Hoffmans could have been relatives of Conrad and Philip but I do not know. I have listed them here just in case future research reveals more on the family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 4 December 1999

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[Source: Records of Trinity Union Reformed Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1760-1800]

A Conrad Hoffman and Magdalena Hoffman were sponsors at the 30 March 1783 baptism of Magdalena Jung, daughter of John and Anna Maria Jung. Could this Anna Maria Jung have been Johan Conrad Hoffman's sister, Anna Maria?
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 June 2001

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-98: Keller's Lutheran Church Records]

Name: Hoffmann, John Conrad
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798
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Name: Hoffmann, John Conrad
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 10 November 1751
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798
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Name: Hoffmann, Martinus
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798
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Name: Hoffmann, Maria Magdalene
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798
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Name: Eckard, Conrad
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798
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Name: Eckard, Anna Maria
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798

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NOTE: The following information appears to be about this same gentleman, John Conrad Hoffman. However, the wife is named as Elizabeth here. The names of the chidlren do seem to match up so this will require further research and attempts to contact Ms. Brotzman.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 January 2009

[Source: The Descendants of Conrad Hoffmann, Carol Hoose Brotzman, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pasulliv/sullivancountyfolk/scf1/hoffman/Hoffmann.htm]

Generation No. 1
1. Conrad Hoffman was born in Bavaria, and died in Bucks County, PA. He married Elizabeth _________. She was born in Bavaria, and died in Bucks County, PA.
The children of Conrad Hoffman and Elizabeth _________ were:
+ 2 i. Philip Hoffman, died in Yalock Township, Bucks County, PA.
+ 3 ii. John Hoffman, born May 01, 1789 in Bucks County, PA; died April 11, 1876 in Bucks County, age 86 years, 11 months, 10 days. He was crossing the railroad tracks with his buggy when killed.
+ 4 iii. Christian Hoffman, died in Bucks County, PA.
5 iv. Elizabeth Hoffman, died in Bucks County, PA. She married John Cool who died in Bucks County, PA.
6 v. Abram Hoffman, born September 04, 1806; died July 24, 1884 at 77 years, 10 months, and 2 days. He married Mary Rhoderick.
More About Abram Hoffman:
Burial: Middle Smithfield Presbyterian Cemetery
Generation No. 2
2. Philip Hoffman (Conrad) died in Yalock Township, Bucks County, PA. He married an unknown woman.
The children of Philip Hoffman and his wife were:
7 i. Child Hoffman.
8 ii. Child Hoffman.
9 iii. Child Hoffman.
3. John Hoffman (Conrad) married Mary Keiser. She was born July 14, 1793, and died June 09, 1871 at 77 years, 10 months, 27 days.
Notes for John Hoffman:
In 1823, John moved to Middle Smithfield, now Monroe County, PA. He cleared the land and made it a farm, and a home for his family. There could have been as many as eleven children. John's life was cut short on April 11, 1876 when he was struck by a train crossing the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad tracks with his carriage. In 1850, the value of his property was $300.00. The Hoffman property was very close to the property of Jacob and Sarah Stroud, thus making it very possible that Sarah Stroud, wife of John Hoffman, was their child. Many of the Hoffman family did move to the Bradford County, PA area. That might be the reason why John Hoffman's death notice appeared in the Bradford County Argus for May 4, 1876.
More About John Hoffman:
Burial: Saint Pauls Evangical Lutheran Church in Middle Smithfield, Monroe County, PA
More About Mary Keiser:
Burial: Saint Pauls Evangical Lutheran Church in Middle Smithfield, Monroe County, PA
The children of John Hoffman and Mary Keiser were:
10 i. Samuel Hoffman, born September 02, 1815 in Bucks County, PA; died April 18, 1863. He married Susan Dietrick; born in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, PA.
More About Samuel Hoffman:
Burial: Craigs Meadow Cemetery
More About Susan Dietrick:
Burial: Craigs Meadow Cemetery
+ 11 ii. Philip Hoffman, born September 23, 1817 in Bucks County, PA; died October 28, 1888.
+ 12 iii. Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, born May 27, 1819; died May 21, 1904 in Terry Township, Bradford County, at the home of her niece, Mrs Frank Horton.
13 iv. John Hoffman, born November 15, 1825; died October 06, 1908. He married Elizabeth Dietrick, born August 13, 1829 in Bucks County, PA; died October 06, 1900 in New Era, Bradford County, of Brights Disease.
More About John Hoffman:
Burial: the New Era Cemetery, A CIVIL WAR VETERAN WOUNDED IN BOTH HIS LEGS. SERVED IN CO K, PA VOLUNTEERS
More About Elizabeth Dietrick:
Burial: the New Era Cemetery
14 v. Levi Hoffman, born November 21, 1828 in Bucks County, PA; died February 23, 1904. He married Anna Brown, born February 26, 1829; died September 29, 1912.
More About Levi Hoffman:
Burial: Middle Smithfield Presbyterian Cemetery (Coolbaughs cemetery), Monroe County, PA
More About Anna Brown:
Burial: Middle Smithfield Presbyterian Cemetery (Coolbaughs cemetery), Monroe County, PA
15 vi. Joseph Hoffman, born about 1833.
16 vii. Susan K. Hoffman, born May 08, 1835, died October 03, 1915. She married Emmanuel G. Mosier, born 1833, died 1919.
More About Susan K Hoffman:
Burial: Middle Smithfield Presbyterian Cemetery (Coolbaughs cemetery)
More About Emmanuel G Mosier:
Burial: Middle Smithfield Presbyterian Cemetery (Coolbaughs cemetery)
17 viii. Frederick Hoffman.
18 ix. Maria Hoffman. She married Abraham Halterman.
19 x. Polly Hoffman. She married John Frutchney.
+ 20 xi. Elizabeth Huffman, born April 22, 1830; died August 28, 1908.
4. Christian Hoffman (Conrad) died in Bucks County, PA. He was married to an unknown woman who died in Bucks County, PA.
The children of Christian Hoffman and his wife were:
21 i. Child Hoffman.
22 ii. Child Hoffman.
23 iii. Child Hoffman.
24 iv. Child Hoffman.
Generation No. 3
11. Philip Hoffman (John, Conrad) was born September 23, 1817 in Bucks County, PA, and died October 28, 1888. He married (1) Margretta Hinderer. She was born June 01, 1829, and died June 18, 1861. He then married (2) Nancy _________. She died August 11, 1872 at 31 years.
More About Philip Hoffman:
Burial: the Terrytown Cemetery
More About Margretta Hinderer:
Burial: the Terrytown Cemetery
The children of Philip Hoffman and Margretta Hinderer were:
25 i. John Henry Huffman, born January 28, 1848; died March 28, 1848.
More About John Henry Huffman:
Burial: the Terrytown Cemetery
26 ii. John Henry Huffman, born 1849.
27 iii. Frank D. J. Huffman, born September 03, 1851; died February 21, 1853.
More About Frank D. J. Huffman:
Burial: the Terrytown Cemetery
12. Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman (John, Conrad) married Jacob Stroud in 1839, son of John Stroud and Margaret Walter. He was born August 02, 1816 in Bushkill, Monroe County, PA, probably, and died February 21, 1890.
More About Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman:
Burial: the Terrytown Cemetery, Terrytown, Bradford County, PA
More About Jacob Stroud:
Burial: the Terrytown Cemetery, Terrytown, Bradford County, PA
More About Jacob Stroud and Sarah Hoffman:
The children of Sarah Hoffman and Jacob Stroud were:
28 i. Mary Stroud, born 1843; died March 06, 1926. She married Russell Carrington; born 1841; died October 31, 1903.
More About Mary Stroud:
Burial: the Terrytown Cemetery, Terrytown Bradford County, PA
More About Russell Carrington:
Burial: the Terrytown Cemetery, HE WAS WOUNDED IN THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.
29 ii. James Stroud, born between 1843 - 1847; died May 12, 1864 in the Battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse, Virginia.
More About James Stroud:
Burial: Wilderness Burial Ground, GAR VETERAN
30 iii. Wilson F. Stroud, born 1847; died after 1925, resided in Terrytown, PA. He married Alice Scouten.
+ 31 iv. Jacob Walter Stroud, born January 19, 1851 in Terrytown, PA; died October 27, 1941 in Athens, PA, at the home of his daughter Daisy Salsman.
32 v. George H. Stroud, born 1854; died March 25, 1916 in Athens, PA. He married Emma Lewis, December 24, 1879 in the home of Charles Scouten; she was born in Mountain Lake, Bradford County, PA.
More About George H Stroud:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
33 vi. Charles Stroud, born September 12, 1856; died May 20, 1857 at 8 months of age.
More About Charles Stroud:
Burial: In a cemetery near his parents' home in Terrytown, PA
20. Elizabeth Huffman (John Hoffman, Conrad) married (1) Mr. Singer. She married (2) Peter Possinger. He was born September 11, 1832, and died December 14, 1871. Notice that she spelled her last name differently. This spelling change from "Hoffman" to "Huffman" was particularly prevalent in those family branches that married into the Huffmaster family, according to Carol Brotzman, one of our contributors. There is additional information about the Huffmaster family at The Descendants of Frederick Huffmater and Sally Ann Thrasher by Tina Pastusic.
More About Elizabeth Huffman:
Burial: the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, PA
More About Peter Possinger:
Burial: the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, PA
The children of Elizabeth Huffman and Mr Singer were:
34 i. Emma Singer, born 1850; died June 29, 1940 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She married John Marbaker; born about 1848 in PA; headstone has 1842-1922; died November 07, 1922.
More About Emma Singer:
Burial: the Beaver Meadows Cemetery
More About John Marbaker:
Burial: the Beaver Meadows Cemetery
35 ii. William Singer.
The children of Elizabeth Huffman and Peter Possinger were:
+ 36 i. Alfred Possinger, born July 17, 1864; died in Spencer, NY.
+ 37 ii. Franklin L. Possinger, born July 19, 1870 in Tannersville, Monroe County, PA; died October 24, 1956 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.
Generation No. 4
31. Jacob Walter Stroud (Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married (1) Caroline (Carrie) E. Hunsinger, March 17, 1872, daughter of Paulus/Paul Hunsinger and Lydia Dresher/Drescher. Carrie was born March 13, 1850 in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, and died December 13, 1905. Jacob later married (2) Estella M. Eaton after 1906.
More About Jacob Walter Stroud:
Burial: Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, PA
More About Caroline (Carrie) E. Hunsinger:
Burial: Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, PA
The children of Jacob Stroud and Caroline Hunsinger were:
38 i. Lela M. Stroud, born November 1874. She married James Herman VanLoon.
39 ii. Myrtle Stroud, born March 1876. She married Ward Cline.
+ 40 iii. Daisy Stroud, born April 11, 1877 in Lopez, PA; died July 27, 1953.
41 iv. J. Walter Stroud, born June 30, 1878; died July 16, 1891.
More About J. Walter Stroud:
Burial: Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, PA
42 v. Gertrude R. Stroud, born November 1880; died 1901.
More About Gertrude R. Stroud:
Burial: Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, PA
43 vi. Clarence P. Stroud, born March 1882; died 1944. He married Fleda Dawson; born 1882; died 1966.
More About Clarence P. Stroud:
Burial: Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, PA
More About Fleda Dawson:
Burial: Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, PA
+ 44 vii. John Clayton Stroud, born May 14, 1884 in Dushore, PA; died October 19, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio.
45 viii. James G. Stroud, born January 1889; died 1919.
46 ix. Florence Ruth Stroud, born January 1893.
47 x. Ruth L. Stroud, born June 1895.
36. Alfred Possinger (Elizabeth Huffman, John Hoffman, Conrad) married Hallie L. James. June 30, 1894 in West Auburn, PA, double wedding with his brother Frank Possinger. Hallie was the daughter of Theodore James and Harriet N. _________. She was born November 1867 in West Auburn, PA. Further information on the James family can be obtained directly from our contributor, Carol Brotzman.
Notes for Alfred Possinger:
The Possinger family information was found in the diaries of Leo and Sarah "Ella" Crawford Bolles of West Auburn, Susquehanna County, PA. Leo was a great historian of the Laceyville area. Leo was first married to Ella's sister Bertha Crawford, then married Ella on December 17, 1936 in Johnson City, Broome County, NY; the Reverend Fred C. Lott presiding. They lived on the Lone Pine Farm, West Auburn, Susquehanna County, PA. Bertha and Ella were daughters of Gershom Bunnell and Sarah Ellen (Green) Crawford. Gershom in turn was the son of Benjamin and Catherine (Bunnell) Crawford. Finally, Benjamin was the son of Benjamin Noah and Olive (Carpenter) Crawford. In fact, this branch of the Crawford family is related by blood to the Crawfords that married the Thrasher, Sayman and Hunsinger families in Sullivan County, PA, described elsewhere on this site under Faces and Families of Sullivan County (Group One).
Let's get back to the genealogy! The children of Alfred Possinger and Hallie James were:
48 i. Ruth Possinger, born August 1896.
49 ii. Clifton Possinger, born November 1898.
50 iii. Child Possinger, born May 1900.
37. Franklin L. Possinger (Elizabeth Huffman, John Hoffman, Conrad) married Ida J. Sterling June 30, 1894 in West Auburn, double wedding with his brother Alfred. Ida was the daughter of Ira Sterling and Mary Whitaker. She was born July 20, 1869 in Retta, Susquehanna County, PA, and died December 23, 1960. Here she is pictured as a young woman of 20 years old in a photo taken at the Cobb Studio on Court Street in Binghamton, NY.
Notes for Franklin L. Possinger:
The Possinger family operated a small family store in West Auburn, PA for many years.
More About Franklin L. Possinger:
Burial: the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, PA
More About Ida J. Sterling:
Burial: the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, PA

The children of Franklin Possinger and Ida Sterling were:
51 i. Ralph Possinger, born December 29, 1896 in West Auburn, PA; died April 1978 in San Bernardino, California (dates from Social Security records).
52 ii. Edith Possinger, born March 31, 1898; died in Detroit, Michigan. She married Mr. Hawkins.
53 iii. Esmond Possinger, died in Saddle River, New Jersey.
54 iv. Eldred Possinger, born September 01, 1900; died July 13, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. He married Edna Schultz in Detroit, Michigan; she was born in Detroit, Michigan; died after. 1952.
The following two pictures illustrate the 1912 West Auburn School "Yearbook", its student members, and teacher. You will notice several of the Possinger children in attendance. Also, note that Sarah Ella Crawford is their teacher. The school was in West Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, PA.
The Bolles and Possingers prayed at the West Auburn Church, where they were both members and officers. A picture of their community church is provided at the end of this page.
Generation No. 5
40. Daisy Stroud (Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Warren W. Salsman, son of Walter Salsman and Ester Ford. He was born October 05, 1874 in Laceyville, PA, and died June 21, 1948 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.
More About Daisy Stroud:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
Notes for Warren W Salsman:
Information on this family has been updated from the Salsman Genealogy compiled by cousin Carl Salsman, Lacey Street, Laceyville, PA.
More About Warren W Salsman:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
The children of Daisy Stroud and Warren Salsman were:
+ 55 i. Maxine Winifred Salsman, born April 29, 1900; died January 05, 1987.
+ 56 ii. Lela Marie Salsman, born December 17, 1902; died December 25, 1977.
57 iii. Linda Salsman, born February 10, 1904; died March 23, 1970. She married Robert Gregory; born March 25, 1903; died February 06, 1986.
More About Linda Salsman:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
More About Robert Gregory:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
+ 58 iv. Carroll Salsman, born May 18, 1905 in Athens, PA; died June 26, 1967.
59 v. R. Lowell Salsman, born July 18, 1913; died June 16, 1967. He married Edna Munn; born June 30, 1903; died May 06, 1989.
44. John Clayton Stroud (Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married May Lacey Jayne, July 16, 1911 in Laceyville, PA, daughter of Edward Jayne and Lillie Johnson. She was born September 14, 1888 in Laceyville, PA, and died May 24, 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio.
More About John Clayton Stroud:
Burial: Acacia Memorial Park, Cleveland Ohio
More About May Lacey Jayne:
Burial: Acacia Memorial Park, Cleveland Ohio
The children of John Stroud and May Jayne were:
+ 60 i. Samuel Jayne Stroud, born April 24, 1912 in Laceyville, PA; died May 09, 1986 in Akron, Ohio.
+ 61 ii. Donald Clayton Stroud, born June 09, 1913 in Laceyville, PA; died April 23, 1976 in Wheeling, West Virginia; he lived in Erie, PA.
+ 62 iii. Walter John Stroud, born July 26, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Generation No. 6
55. Maxine Winifred Salsman (Daisy Stroud, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Paul Reeser. He was born April 12, 1901, and died October 31, 1957.
More About Maxine Winifred Salsman:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
More About Paul Reeser:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
The children of Maxine Salsman and Paul Reeser were:
+ 63 i. Warren Reeser, born August 02, 1923; died March 04, 1986.
+ 64 ii. Shirley Reeser, born February 18, 1926.
+ 65 iii. Janice Reeser, born January 02, 1930.
56. Lela Marie Salsman (Daisy Stroud, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married (1) Elmer Burdett. He was born March 31, 1898, and died July 29, 1969. Then she married (2) Frank Ellis.
The children of Lela Salsman and Elmer Burdett were:
66 i. Jeanne Burdett, born August 02, 1923. She married Mr Place.
67 ii. Lewis Burdett, born July 13, 19__.
68 iii. Audreille Burdett, born January 11, 1934. She married Mr Yeager.
58. Carroll Salsman (Daisy Stroud, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) was born May 18, 1905 in Athens, PA, and died June 26, 1967. He married (1) Nina Earle in Sayre, PA, Justice of the Peace George D. Bonfrey presiding: she was the daughter of Elmer Earle and Mary _________. She was born about 1909 in Colley, PA. Carroll later married (2) Nina Northrup. She was born May 27, 1906, and died August 26, 1979.
Notes for Carroll Salsman:
Carol Brotzman has a copy of the marriage license.
More About Carroll Salsman:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
More About Nina Northrup:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
The child of Carroll Salsman and Nina Earle is:
69 i. Joan Elizabeth Salsman, born March 03, 1928 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.
60. Samuel Jayne Stroud (John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Emily T. Sypen, September 18, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of George Sypen and Mary.
More About Samuel Stroud and Emily Sypen:
Marriage: September 18, 1937, Cleveland, Ohio
The children of Samuel Stroud and Emily Sypen were:
+ 70 i. Donald David Stroud, born May 24, 1941 in Akron, Ohio.
71 ii. Linda Ann Stroud, born November 23, 1950.
61. Donald Clayton Stroud (John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married (1) Edithe M. Powell, daughter of Edward Powell and Edythe Keyes. He latermarried (2) Kathleen G. Ziesenheim.
The child of Donald Stroud and Edithe Powell is:
+ 72 i. Charlene Donna Stroud, born July 22, 1942.
62. Walter John Stroud (John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Doris Wim Burnett. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
The children of Walter Stroud and Doris Burnett are:
+ 73 i. Karen Lynn Stroud, born November 05, 1942 in Rochester, New York; died October 06, 1993 in Saint Johns, Michigan.
+ 74 ii. Kathleen Stroud, born April 23, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan.
+ 75 iii. Kris Clayton Stroud, born February 01, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio.
Generation No. 7
63. Warren Reeser (Maxine Winifred Salsman, Daisy Stroud, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Frances ___________. She was born February 10, 1924.
The children of Warren Reeser and Frances were:
76 i. Linda Reeser, born March 01, 1948. She married Mr Keias.
77 ii. Mark Reeser, born April 12, 1957.
78 iii. James Reeser, born December 11, 1956.
79 iv. Mary Alice Reeser, born September 29, 1960.
64. Shirley Reeser (Maxine Winifred Salsman, Daisy Stroud, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married John Ellery Beach. He was born July 28, 1921, and died November 01, 1997.
More About John Ellery Beach:
Burial: the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA
The children of Shirley Reeser and John Beach were:
+ 80 i. Raymond Beach, born March 16, 1947; died August 12, 1991.
81 ii. Paul Beach, born February 12, 1949. He married Diane Owens.
82 iii. Lyndon Beach, born September 09, 1952.
65. Janice Reeser (Maxine Winifred Salsman, Daisy Stroud, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Roland Cutler. He was born April 13, 1924, and died August 12, 1973.
More About Roland Cutler:
Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA
The children of Janice Reeser and Roland Cutler were:
83 i. Bruce Cutler, born April 13, 1949.
84 ii. Gail Cutler, born May 28, 1950.
70. Donald David Stroud (Samuel Jayne, John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Linda Rae Starbach in 1963, daughter of Howard Starbach and Lilyan Stepanovich.
The children of Donald Stroud and Linda Starbach are:
+ 85 i. Jennifer Ann Stroud, born January 28, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio.
+ 86 ii. Barbara Jean Stroud, born February 05 in Cleveland, Ohio.
87 iii. Douglas Stroud, born April 28, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio.
72. Charlene Donna Stroud (Donald Clayton, John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married (1) Gordon Schmidt in PA, they divorced; he was the son of Russell Schmidt and Geraldine Raugh. He was born December 28, 1941. She then married (2) Joseph Salvia in PA, they divorced.
The children of Charlene Stroud and Gordon Schmidt are:
88 i. Kimberly L. Schmidt, born September, 1963 in State College, PA.
89 ii. Heidi Schmidt, born May 05, 1966 in Ridley, Park, PA.
90 iii. Amy M. Schmidt, born 1970 in Erie, PA.
73. Karen Lynn Stroud (Walter John, John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Paul Edward McNamara, December 03, 1966 in Toledo, Ohio, son of John McNamara and Rose Sheehy. He was born May 20, 1938 in Davenport, Iowa.
The children of Karen Stroud and Paul McNamara are:
91 i. Peter John McNamara, born June 23, 1969 in Fairfield, Iowa.
92 ii. Patrick Clayton McNamara, born July 04, 1971 in Flint, Michigan.
93 iii. Kyle Jude McNamara, born June 05, 1976 in Saint Johns, Michigan.
94 iv. Kellee Marie McNamara, born May 30, 1979 in Saint Johns, Michigan.
74. Kathleen Stroud (Walter John, John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Dion F. Kendrick, October 08, 1971 in Toledo, Ohio, son of Frederick Kendrick and Merrie DeFlot. He was born March 08, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio.
The children of Kathleen Stroud and Dion Kendrick are:
95 i. Corey Michael Kendrick, born November 06, 1979 in Monroe, Michigan.
96 ii. Colin Patrick Kendrick, born June 10, 1978 in Park Ridge, Illinois.
97 iii. Colleen Marie Kendrick, born November 27, 1979 in Park Ridge, Illinois.
98 iv. Conor Matthew Kendrick, born September 16, 1987 in Park Ridge, Illinois.
75. Kris Clayton Stroud (Walter John, John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Debra Ann Slomkowski April 27, 1985, daughter of Ron Slomkowski and Diane. She was born November 12, 1961.
The children of Kris Stroud and Debra Slomkowski are:
99 i. Jonathan Stroud, born September 30, 1987 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
100 ii. Stephanie Stroud, born May 04, 1993 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Generation No. 8
80. Raymond Beach (Shirley Reeser, Maxine Winifred Salsman, Daisy Stroud, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) was born March 16, 1947, and died August 12, 1991. He married Regina Huffman.
More About Raymond Beach:
Burial: the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA
Children of Raymond Beach and Regina Huffman are:
101 i. Rowena Beach, Adopted child. She married Mr Vanderpool.
102 ii. William Beach, Adopted child. He married Irmgard __________.
103 iii. Lawrence Beach, Adopted child.
85. Jennifer Ann Stroud (Donald David, Samuel Jayne, John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married (1) Scott Snyder. She then married (2) John J. Klump, September 17, 1993, son of George Klump and Magdalena Gass. He was born June 04, 1964 in Fairview Park, Ohio.
The children of Jennifer Stroud and John Klump are:
104 i. Amelia Lane Klump, born March 29, 1994.
105 ii. Isabelle Rachel Klump, born April 17, 1996.
86. Barbara Jean Stroud (Donald David, Samuel Jayne, John Clayton, Jacob Walter, Sarah (Sallie) Hoffman, John, Conrad) married Alan Joseph Meyer, November 20, 1992.
The child of Barbara Stroud and Alan Meyer is:
106 i. Samuel Alan Meyer, born October 08, 1996.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Baptism: 10 Nov 1751. 320 Sponsors: Conrad and Anna Maria Eckard

2. Alt. Birth: Abt 1758. 75,319

3. Census: 1820. 323,324 A Conrad Hoffman, Martin Hoffman, and Philip Hoffman were listed as living in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, PA on page 34 of the 1820 PA Census - possibly in the same household

John married Magdalena Trauger 1,51 before 4 Nov 1770.76 Magdalena was born between 1750 and 17601 and died after 23 Oct 1813 in She Was A Communicant On This Date.76 Other names for Magdalena were Magdalena,322 Maria Magdalena, and75 Magdalen Hofman.

Children from this marriage were:

58        i.  John Philip Hoffman 1,51 (born on 29 Sep 1785 - died on 9 Jun 1861 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Elisabeth Hoffman 75 was born on 21 Nov 1787,75 died on 25 Nov 186575 at age 78, and was buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.75

        iii.  John Hoffman 75,76 was born about 179075 and died in Monroe, Pennsylvania.75

         iv.  Maria Magdalena Hoffman 75 was born on 16 Nov 1792,75 died on 26 Sep 179875 at age 5, and was buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.75

          v.  Johann Christian Hoffmann 76,325,326 was born on 3 May 1799 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75,76,326,327 was baptized on 30 Jun 1799 in Nockamixon Reformed Church, Nockamixon, , Bucks, Pennsylvania,75,76 died on 6 Jun 1885 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania75,326 at age 86, and was buried after 6 Jun 1885 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.12,325 Other names for Johann were Christian Hoffman,12 and328 John Christian Hoffman.76

         vi.  Sarah Hoffman 75 was born on 14 Jul 180175 and died before 1832.75

        vii.  Abraham Hoffman 75 was born in 1804.75


117. Magdalena Trauger 1,51 was born between 1750 and 17601 and died after 23 Oct 1813 in She Was A Communicant On This Date.76 Other names for Magdalena were Magdalena,322 Maria Magdalena, and75 Magdalen Hofman.

General Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township]

Name: Hofman, Magdalene
Description: Communicant
Event: Communion
Date: 7 10 1804
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
Remarks: Magdalene, wife of Frederick Trager.

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township

Name: Hofman, Magdalene
Description: Communicant
Event: Communion
Date: 23 10 1813
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
Remarks: Catharine, wife of Christian Trager, Sr.

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820]

Magdalene Trauger Hoffman (if her name was Trauger at all) was possibly a daughter of Christian Trauger and his wife, Barbara. At the very least, she knew Christian and Barbara Hoffman as she and her husband, John Hoffman, were communicants on 1 November 1807. The church records had a remark: "Barbara, wife of Christian Hoffman". Also, Christian Trager and his wife, Catharine, were sponsors at the baptism of Magdalena and Conrad Hoffmann on 30 June 1799. This indicates a friendship or more likely, a family connection. However, this has yet to be proven.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 February 2004

Noted events in her life were:

1. Comment 1: 1 It is possible that this Magdalena was NOT a Trauger but may have been Magdalena Stein, daughter of Philip Stein

2. Alt. Death: After 7 Oct 1804. 76

3. Alt. Death: Bef 1832. 75,76

Magdalena married John Conrad Hoffmann 110,196 before 4 Nov 1770.76 John was born on 24 Aug 1751 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,318,319 was baptized on 10 Nov 1751 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,320 and died in Jan 1832 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania75 at age 80. Other names for John were Conrad Hoffman,51,75,321,322 Johan Conrad Hoffman,51,75,318,321 Conrad Hoffmann, Conrad Hofmann 51,75., and321

118. Christopher Strauss,48,113,193,194,195,210 son of Nicholas Strauss 48,51,193,194,210 and Phillipina Christiana \\,48,290 was born in 1761 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania113,195 and died after 6 Apr 1841 in Gave Power Of Attorney To Son, Jonathan.1,329 Another name for Christopher was Christopher Strouse 75,194.,210

General Notes:

[Source: Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890]

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

1820 STROUSE CHRISTOPHER Bucks County PA 027 Tinicum Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1820 Federal Census Index PAS2a1215838

1830 STROUSE CHRISTOPHER Lancaster County PA 086 W. Donegal Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1830 Federal Census Index PAS3a1792152

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[Source: 1790 U.S. Census]
Christopher Strouse
State: PA Year: 1790
County: Northampton Image: 0506
Township: Lower Saucon Roll: M637_8

Christopher Strouse had 1 male over 16 (him?), 2 males under the age of 16, and 3 females living with him. Fourteen houses away was a Michel Melcher with one male over 16, 1 under 16, and 2 females living with him.
Is there a connection here?

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 19 May 2002
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[Source: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

Surname Given Name(s) Maiden Name Birth Date Birth Place Biographical Info Reference
STROUSE Christopher 175? Pennsylvania Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. Pa. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (426p.):174

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, Hillpot Family Genealogy, http://www.larryhillpot.com]

THE STROUSE FAMILY SECOND GENERATION

CHRISTOPHER STROUSE Born circa 1856? Confirmed at age 17 on May 30, 1774, Lower Tinicum Church with his brother Leonard. Died after April 1841 in Power atty to Jonathan in 1841. He married Anna Maria (Young). She was born abt 1760 and died bef. 1841 in ?

Elizabeth Strouse married Martin Solt

Philip Strouse married Maria Swope

Anna Catharine Strouse married Jacob Stover

Samuel Strouse married Christina Renshimer

John Strouse married Elizabeth

Sarah Strouse married Philip Hoffman

Nicholas Strouse married Mary Magdalena Detweiler

Jonathan Strouse married Elizabeth______

Maria Magdalena Strouse married Joseph Shuman

NOTE: The most significant fact here for my personal family tree is that Mr. Hillpot shows the Sarah Strouse who married Philip Hoffman as the daughter of Christopher Strouse and Anna Maria [Young]. This is significant to me because the sparse family information I had from my own family showed Sarah as the daughter of Henry Strause and Maria Magdalena Pfeil. As I have mentioned elsewhere, I currently have the parentage of Maria Sarah Strouse marked as 'unknown' with both possible sets of parents.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 30 June 2001

NOTE: Tom Myers, in an email to me, John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2001, reiterated his belief that Sarah Strouse, wife of John Philip Hoffman, was the daughter of Christopher and Anna Maria Strouse. Mr. Myers apparently has or has seen documents proving that the Sarah Strauss who was the daughter of Henry Strauss and Maria Magdalena Pfiel married Michael Kunsman (also spelled Koonsman).
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 27 June 2004

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Death: 113,329 prob Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2. Alt. Birth: Abt 1757. 210

3. Alt. Birth: Abt 1760. 113,305 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

4. Confirmation: 30 May 1774. 330 Lower Tinicum Church (age 17 with brother, Leonard), Bucks County, Pennsylvania

5. Census: 1790. He is probably the Christopher Strouse who was living in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA during the 1790 Census. He had two males and three females living with him which matches the numbers of children born prior to 1790 plus his wife.

6. Alt. Death: After 6 Apr 1801. 329,331

7. Alt. Death: After 26 Sep 1813. 210

Christopher married Anna Maria Young 210 about 1780.113 Anna was born about 1760 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania305 and died before 1841 in (Probably) Bedminister, Bucks, Pennsylvania.210 Another name for Anna was Maria \\.75

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Alt. Marriage: 1787.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Elizabeth Strauss 48,76,112 was born on 25 May 1780 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania112,332 and was baptized on 30 Jul 1780 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Another name for Elizabeth was Elizabeth Strouse 76.,112

         ii.  Philip Strouse 1,48,75 was born on 8 Jun 1782,75 died on 15 Aug 1855 in Haycock, Bucks, Pennsylvania75 at age 73, and was buried after 16 Aug 1855 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Philip was Philip Strauss.333

        iii.  Anna Catharine Strouse 48,75 was born about 178575 and died in Nov 1841 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania1,329 about age 56. Another name for Anna was Strouse.75

         iv.  Samuel Strauss 48,112 was born on 15 Jul 1787 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania112,334 and died about Dec 1855 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania75 about age 68. Another name for Samuel was Samuel Strouse.112

59        v.  Maria Sarah Strauss 111,112 (born on 25 Mar 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania - died about 1828)

         vi.  John Strouse 75 was born about 24 Sep 1789,75 died on 26 Jan 1880 about age 90, and was buried after 26 Jan 1880 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

        vii.  Nicholas Strauss 48,112,210,328 was born on 28 Jul 1797,75,112,196,210,305 was baptized on 29 Oct 1797 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,196,305 and died after 1850.75 Another name for Nicholas was Nicholas Strouse 210.,328

       viii.  Jonathan Strauss 48,76,112,335 was born on 31 Jul 1799 in , , Pennsylvania,112,331 died on 9 Apr 1861 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania75 at age 61, and was buried after 9 Apr 1861 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Jonathan were Johnathan Strauss,76,112,335 Jonathan Strouse 76,112. and335

         ix.  Maria Magdalena Strouse 75 was born on 7 Jan 1802,75,76 was baptized after 7 Jan 1802 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,333 and died after 23 Jun 1860.336 Another name for Maria was Maria Magdalena Straus.75


119. Anna Maria Young 210 was born about 1760 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania305 and died before 1841 in (Probably) Bedminister, Bucks, Pennsylvania.210 Another name for Anna was Maria \\.75

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

I have no proof of this but I think it is very possible that Anna Maria was the daughter of Philip Stein. Larry Hillpot thinks her last name may have been Young. Perhaps we will never know ...

My reasoning:

One of Philip Stein's daughters, Anna Catharine, married Christopher's brother, John Michael Strauss. Also, Philip Stein and wife were sponsors at the baptism of at least one of the children of Christopher Strauss and Anna Maria \\.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 July 2001

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, www.larryhillpot.com, Strouse Family]

Larry Hillpot believes Christopher Strouse married Anna Maria Young (born about 1760 and died before 1841).

Anna married Christopher Strauss 48,113,193,194,195,210 about 1780.113 Christopher was born in 1761 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania113,195 and died after 6 Apr 1841 in Gave Power Of Attorney To Son, Jonathan.1,329 Another name for Christopher was Christopher Strouse 75,194.,210


120. John Monfort,145,211,212 son of Jan Monfoort 212 and Kniertje Marston,337 was born on 24 Dec 1750,212 died on 9 Mar 1838 in Straban Township, York (now Adams), Pennsylvania224 at age 87, and was buried about 9 Mar 1838 in Buried Beside His Wife In Low Dutch Cemetery, Conewago (Near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania).145 Other names for John were John Manfort, Jan Montfort,217, and338 John Monfoort Of York.

General Notes:

[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 21 March 1938, Out of the Past: One Hundred Years Ago section]

Died: On the 9th inst., Mr. John Monfort, of Straban township, in the 88th year of his age.

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[Source: Pennsylvania Gravestone Inscriptions, Conewago, or Low Dutch, Graveyard
about four miles from Gettysburg (formerly York Co, now Adams Co), http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard/Conewago_Colony.html]

MANFORT
John Manfort, d. Mar. 9, 1838, age 87 yrs.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

John (Manfort) Monfort

Birth: Dec. 24, 1750
Death: Mar. 9, 1838

Jan "John" MONTFORT (or MONFORT; Originally: MONFOORT), son of Jan MONFOORT and Kniertje MARSTON; born 24 December 1750, NY; died age 87 on 09 March 1838* (tombstone), Straban Township, Adams Co., PA; buried next to his second wife Sarah (VAN ARSDALE) MONFORT at Low Dutch Cemetery (Northern), 900 Swift Road, Brush Run, Adams Co., PA.

*Notes by GJOT: John's tombstone spells the surname: MANFORT. Book: "Joannes Nevius and His Desc.," by A. V. Honeyman, c1900, p 322 gives death year of 1839.

John MONFORT married twice:
1- Femmetje NEVIUS, daughter of Johannis NEVIUS and Jannetje CORNELIS; born 07 March 1754, Harlingen, Somerset Co., New Jersey; died age 31 on 26 January 1786 in York Co., PA.

2- Sara VAN ARSDALE, daughter of Isaac VAN ARSDALE and Hannah PETERSON; born 13 May 1768, Harlingen, Somerset Co., New Jersey; died age 63 on 14 October 1831, Adams Co., PA.

John MONFORT and (1) Femmetje NEVIUS were married 02 Sept 1773, New Jersey.
They had two sons who died young:
1-Johannes MONFORT (MONTFORT) b. Oct. 22, 1775; d. July 5, 1777
2-Jan MONFORT (MONTFORT) baptized July 21, 1782; d. Jan. 5, 1784

John MONFORT and (2) Sarah VAN ARSDALE were married 08 June 1786, York Co., PA.

John and (2) Sarah VAN ARSDALE (1768-1831) had ten children per biography, though other misc. sources vary from this.

JOHN MONFORT (1750-1838) BIOGRAPHY.
John Monfort went with his parents to Conewago Colony, York Co., PA, where he married Femmetje Nevius, whose family had also removed to Pennsylvania. They had two children who died as infants. After Femmetje's death, John married Sara Van Arsdale. They had ten children. John operated a farm of 135 acres in Straban Township, York County. Both he and his second wife died there and were buried side by side in the Low Dutch Cemetery.
*Source:
"The Monfoort Family of New York and New Jersey," by Fred Sisser, III, 1969.
*Additional Source:
Ancestry.com website, "Kathleen Scott family tree" by "katkscott" 17 Feb 2013.

Family links:
Spouses:
Sarah Isaac VanArsdale Monfort (1768 - 1831)*
Femmetje Nevius Monfort (1754 - 1786)*

Children:
Peter Monfort (1793 - 1859)*
Francis John Monfort (1796 - 1866)*
W Henry Monfort (1810 - 1877)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Aged 87 years

Burial:
Northern Low Dutch Cemetery
Brush Run
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Shirley Kepner Maribona
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100884611

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 224 Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), four miles from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

2. Burial: 339 Name on tombstone is "John Manfort"

3. Fact 1: McKee: Spelled as "John Monfoort of York"

4. Fact 2: 145 John operated a farm of 135 acres in Straban Township, Pennsylvania

5. Alt. Burial: Abt 9 Mar 1838, Low Dutch Cemetery (Southern), Conewago Township, Adams, Pennsylvania. 12

6. Alt. Burial: Abt 9 Mar 1838, Northern Low Dutch Cemetery, Brush Run, Adams, Pennsylania. 12

7. Alt. Death: 9 Mar 1839. 222

John married Femmetje Nevius,212,338,340 daughter of Johannis Nevius 340 and Jannetje Cornelis,340 on 2 Sep 1773 in Conewago Colony, York (Adams), Pennsylvania.340 Femmetje was born on 7 Mar 1754 in Harlingen, Somerset, New Jersey,340 died on 26 Jan 1786 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania222 at age 31, and was buried about 26 Jan 1786 in Northern Low Dutch Cemetery, Brush Run, Adams, Pennsylania.12 Another name for Femmetje was Phebe Nevins.341

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Death of One Spouse: 26 Jan 1786. York County, Pennsylvania

2. Alt. Marriage: 2 Sep 1773, Harlingen, Somerset, New Jersey. 222

General Notes:

[Source: A. Van Doren Honeyman, Joannes Nevius, Schepen and third secretary of New Amsterdam under the Dutch, first secretary of New York City under the English and his descendants, A.D. 1627-1900, page 322]

NOTE: The following reference differs in some respects from other accounts of this family. For instance, was there a child named Sarah or Jacob born in 1800? Several children attributed by others to John Montfort and Sarah Van Arsdale do not appear in the account below. Another variance is the comment that John Montfort was the grandson of Jan Monfoort while other sources show him as the son of Jan Monfoort and grandson of Peter Monfoort. I have mentioned these disagreements so the reader can investigate further or reach his own conclusions.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 July 2008

620. FEMMETJE NEVIUS of Conewago, Pa., dau. of Johannes (1014), b. near Harlingen, N. J., Mar. 7, 1754; d. at Conewago, Jan. 26, 1786; m. Sept. 2, 1773, Jan Montfort, farmer, who was b. Dec. 24, 175O. and d. Mar. 9, 1839. Femmetje left New Jersey with her husband soon after her marriage, probably with her sister Willemptje (1843), and went to Pennsylvania. (For the account of the settlement at Conewago. see ante. p. 167). Her husband was the grandson of Jan Montfort of Somerset co., who had four sons, three of whom went to Conewago. One of these sons, also named Jan, was the father of the Jan named above, husband of Femmetje. After Femmetje's death, Jan m. June 8, 1786 (less than five months after) Sarah Van Arsdale, by whom there were eight children. I possess, through the courtesy of Rev. John G. Montfort, D. D., editor of the "Herald and Presbyter" of Cincinnati, O., (a grandnephew of the above Jan and Femmetje Montfort), a leaf of paper taken from Jan's family Bible, containing the record of the births of Willemptje (1843), Femmetje (6201, and Martynes Nevius (1368). In transmitting the letter, Rev. Dr. Montfort wrote, under date of June 21, 1890: "I enclose a scrap from the Dutch family Bible of John Montfort, which may help you. According to this 'Femetye' (Phebe as I supp.) was b. Mar. 7, 1734. This was written by her husband John (Jan) Montfort. John Montfort was a farmer. The Conewago church, by memorandum of mine, was organized from 1760 to 1768. John Montfort's name is in the original list. His first baptism was s., Jan. Oct. 22, 1775. He must have been an early settler from New Jersey. John lived on his old farm until his death. Mar. 9. 1839. I remember his death. I have visited at their home his children by second wife (Sarah Vanarsdale). viz: Isaac, b. Dec. 15, 1788: Peter, b. Jan. 2, 1793: Frances, b. Aug. 20, 1797: Sarah, b. Apr. 17, 1800: David, b. June 16, 1807: George Henry, b. Dec. 23, 1809. He had thir s. John, b. Jan. 23, 1791, and d. Mar. 6. 1792. He had two daughters, Hannah, b. June 28, 1795 and Polly, May 30, 1803. Polly never m. and Hannah perhaps the same. Jacob never m. I could give marriage and children of Isaac, Frances and Peter. The translation of Femmetje's record is: 'In the year 1754 our own dau. Femmetje Nevius was b. the 7th of Mar.' The first record is the marriage of John Nevius and Janitje Cornelius, though the last four letters are wanting."

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Femmetje Nevius Monfort

Birth: Mar. 7, 1754
Death: Jan. 26, 1786

Femmetje NEVIUS, daughter of Johannis NEVIUS and Jannetje CORNELIS; born 07 March 1754, Harlingen, Somerset Co., New Jersey; died age 31 on 26 January 1786 in York Co., PA; buried (cemetery & place unknown).

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Femmetje NEVIUS, married 02 Sept 1773, New Jersey, to Jan "John" MONFORT (or MONTFORT; Originally: MONFOORT), son of Jan MONFOORT and Kniertje MARSTON.

Femmetje and John had two sons who both died as infants:
1-Johannes MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. Oct. 22, 1775; d. July 5, 1777
2-Jan MONTFORT (MONFORT) baptized July 21, 1782; d. Jan. 5, 1784

BIOGRAPHY EXTRACT OF FEMMETJE (NEVIUS) MONTFORT
"JOANNES NEVIUS AND HIS DESCENDANTS," PAGE 322
NO. 620.

FEMMETJE NEVIUS of Conewago, Pa., dau. Of Johannes [NEVIUS] (#1014), b. near Harlingen, N. J., Mar. 7, 1754; d. at Conewago, Jan. 26, 1786; m. Sept. 2, 1773, Jan MONTFORT [MONFORT, MONFOORT, MANFORT], farmer, who was b. Dec 24, 1750, and d. Mar 9, 1839 [1838 on tombstone]. Femmetje left New Jersey with her husband soon after her marriage, probably with her sister Willemptje (#1843), and went to Pennsylvania. (For the account of the settlement at Conewago, see ante. P. 167). Her husband was the grandson of Jan Montfort of Somerset Co., [N.J.] who had four sons, three of whom went to Conewago. One of these sons, also named Jan, was the father of the Jan named above, husband of Femmetje.

After Femmetje's death, Jan m. June 8, 1786 (less than five months after), Sarah Van Arsdale, by whom there were eight children. I possess, through the courtesy of Rev. John G. Montfort, D. D., editor of the "Herald and Presbyter" of Cincinnati, O. [Ohio], (a grandnephew of the above Jan and Femmetje Montfort), a leaf of paper taken from Jan's family Bible, containing the record of the births of Willemptje [NEVIUS] (#1843), Femmetje [NEVIUS] (#620) and Martynes NEVIUS (#1368). In transmitting the letter, Rev. Dr. Montfort wrote, under date of June 21, 1890: "I enclose a scrap from the Dutch family Bible of John Montfort, which may help you. According to this 'Femetye' (Phebe as I supp.) was b. Mar. 7, 1754. This was written by her husband John (Jan) Montfort. John Montfort was a farmer.

The Conewago church, by memorandum of mine, was organized from 1760 to 1768. John Montfort's name is in the original list. His first baptism was s., Jan. Oct. 22, 1775. He must have been an early settler from New Jersey.

John lived on his old farm until his death, Mar. 9, 1839 [1838 on tombstone]. I remember his death. I have visited at their home, his children by second wife (Sarah Vanarsdale), viz:
1-Isaac MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. Dec. 15, 1788; [d. 1866]
2-John MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. Jan. 23, 1791; d. Mar. 6, 1792
3-Peter MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. Jan. 2, 1793
4-Hannah MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. June 28, 1795; [d. 1797]
5-Frances MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. Aug. 20, 1797; [d. 1865]
6-Sarah MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. Apr. 17, 1800
7-Mary "Polly" MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. May 30, 1803; [d. 1888]
8-David MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. June 16, 1807; [d. 1873]
9-George Henry MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. Dec 23, 1809; [d. 1877]
10-Jacob MONTFORT (MONFORT) '96 no birth date [misc. source gives 1800-1866]; "never married."

Polly never m. and Hannah perhaps the same. Jacob never m. I could give marriage and children of Isaac, Frances and Peter. The translation of Femmetje's record is: "In the year 1754 our own dau. Femmetje Nevius was b. the 7th of Mar." The first record is the marriage of John Nevius and Janitje Cornelius, though the last four letters are wanting.

Note by GJOT: [Ancestry.com gives another first child: Phebe MONTFORT (MONFORT) 1787-1839 but does not cite a source.]

JOANNES NEVIUS AND HIS DESCENDANTS, CONT, PAGE 323
Children:
1-Johannes MONTFORT (MONFORT) b. Oct. 22, 1775; d. July 5, 1777
2-Jan MONTFORT (MONFORT) baptized July 21, 1782; d. Jan. 5, 1784

*Source:
Ancestry.com, database on line: "Joannes Nevius, Schepen and Third Secretary of New Amsterdam under the Dutch, First Secretary of New York City under the English"
*Original Source:
"JOANNES NEVIUS, Schepen and Third Secretary of New Amsterdam Under The Dutch, First Secretary of New York City Under The English AND HIS DESCENDANTS, A. D. 1627-1900," Embracing existing families bearing the surnames of Nevius, Nevyus, Neafie, Neafus, Neefus, Nafis, Nafie, Nafey, Naphey, Napheys and Naphis, and also those of similar spellings now obsolete; by A. Van Doren Honeyman (Member of New Jersey Bar; Editor "New Jersey Law Journal," etc); Plainfield, N. J.; Honeyman & Company; c1900.


Family links:
Spouse:
John (Manfort) Monfort (1750 - 1838)

Burial:
Northern Low Dutch Cemetery
Brush Run
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: GJOT
Record added: Aug 18, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 134507024

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Death: 26 Jan 1786, York, , Pennsylvania. 340

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  John Monfort 145 was born on 22 Oct 1775145,342 and died on 5 Jul 1777145,342 at age 1. Another name for John was Johannes Montfort.342

         ii.  John Monfort 145 was born before 21 Jul 1782,145,342 was baptized on 21 Jul 1782,145 and died on 5 Jan 1784.145,342 Another name for John was Jan Montfort.342

John next married Sarah Van Arsdal 213,214,215 on 8 Jun 1786.212 Sarah was born on 13 May 1768 near Harlingen, Somerset, New Jersey,340 died on 14 Oct 1831 in Straban Township, York (now Adams), Pennsylvania234,340 at age 63, and was buried in Low Dutch Cemetery (Husband Later Buried Beside Her).145,234 Another name for Sarah was Sarah Van Arsdale 211,212.,340

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Phebe Monfort 145,343 was born on 1 Apr 1787,145 was baptized on 14 Oct 1787 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,217 died on 18 Nov 1839145,344 at age 52, and was buried after 18 Nov 1839 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.12

         ii.  Isaac Monfort 145,345,346,347 was born on 15 Dec 1788,216 died on 7 Aug 1866 in Straban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania348 at age 77, and was buried after 7 Aug 1866 in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Isaac were Isaac Monford and Isaac Montfort.12

        iii.  John Monfort 145 was born on 21 Jan 1791 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania222 and died on 6 Mar 1792145,222 at age 1.

60       iv.  Peter Montfort 94,95,145,146,147,148 (born on 22 Jan 1793, baptized Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania - died on 13 Nov 1859 in Granite Hill, , Pennsylvania)

          v.  Hannah Monfort 145,349 was born on 28 Jun 1795 of Straban Township, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania145,350 and died on 13 Feb 1856145,350 at age 60.

         vi.  Francis Monfort 145 was born on 20 Aug 1796 in Pennsylvania,145 died on 9 Aug 1865 in Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania351 at age 68, and was buried about 9 Aug 1865 in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Francis were Francis Monford and Frances Montfort.222

        vii.  Jacob Monfort 145 was born on 17 Apr 1800,145,216 died on 7 Aug 1866 in Straban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania348 at age 66, and was buried in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.218

       viii.  Eliza Monfort 12,145 was born about 10 Jun 1801 in Age At Death Was 27 Years, 4 Months, 19 Days,12,224 died on 29 Oct 182812,224 about age 27, and was buried in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard) (also known as Northern Low Dutch Cemetery or Osborn's Cemetery), about four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.224

         ix.  Mary Monfort 145 was born on 30 May 1803 in Pennsylvania145,216 and died on 10 Nov 1888145 at age 85. Other names for Mary were Mary Monford and Maryah Montfort.216

          x.  David Monfort 145 was born on 16 Jun 1807,145,216,222 died about Jul 1873 in Monroe, Ohio145 about age 66, and was buried on 22 Jul 1873 in Monroe, Ohio.145 Other names for David were David Monford and David Montfort.216

         xi.  Henry Monfort 145 was born on 25 Dec 1809,145,216 died on 10 Dec 1877145 at age 67, and was buried after 10 Dec 1877 in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Henry were Henry Monford, George Henry Montfort, and222 Henry Montfort.216




121. Sarah Van Arsdal,213,214,215 daughter of Isaac Van Arsdale 211,340,352,353,354,355,356,357,358,359,360,361,362,363,364 and Annatie (Hannah) Pietersen,352,353 was born on 13 May 1768 near Harlingen, Somerset, New Jersey,340 died on 14 Oct 1831 in Straban Township, York (now Adams), Pennsylvania234,340 at age 63, and was buried in Low Dutch Cemetery (Husband Later Buried Beside Her).145,234 Another name for Sarah was Sarah Van Arsdale 211,212.,340

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara L. Van Norsdall, Ross Amos Van Norsdall, Some of His Ancestors and Relatives
Updated: Sep 9 2002, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barbara01&id=I70]

ID: I70
Name: Sarah Van Arsdalen
Given Name: Sarah
Surname: Van Arsdalen
Sex: F
Birth: 13 MAY 1768 in Strabahn Township,Conewago,York CO (now Adams CO),Pennsylvania
Death: 14 OCT 1831 in Gettysburg,PA
Burial: Upper Low Dutch Graveyard

Note:
Sarah is known to have married Jan (John) Monfort from a lawsuit filed by Simon Van Arsdall vs Barnabus Smock concerning guardianship of John, Sarah, and Peter orphans of Isaac Vanarsdall in which he says he was sued by John Monfort and Sarah Monfort, late Sarah Vanarsdall.

Sarah's birth date, which had been estimated to be in 1768 or 1769 was arrived at by an article on the Monfort family in the Gettysburg Times, Saturday, November 12, 1960 by B. M. McPherson. In it he states that Sarah Monfort departed this life October 14, 1831, aged 63 years, 5 mo, 1 day.

The information on the first two children of Sarah and John comes from "Adams County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century" that has a section on the Dutch records of the Conewago Colony that were extracted from the Somerset County New Jersey Historical Quarterly Vol IV. Information on John and his ancestors and family and children as well as Sarah and John's other children comes from two sources. One is the article quoted above and the other is the Rootsweb site of David K. Conover.

The article on the Monfort family, "A Bit of Early History About Early Settlers" by B. F. McPherson, The Gettysburg Star. Saturday, Noverber 12, 1960, Mr McPherson states the following:

Tuesday, Oct 14, 1831, Mrs Sara Montfort of Straban Twp, age 64, wife of John, soldier of the American Revolution, son of John, deceased. John her husband died March 1838, and he was 88. There were both buried in the Upper Graveyard of the Low Dutch cemetery.

Wednesday November 5, 1828 died at the residence of Mr. John Monfort in Strabane Twp, this county, Mrs. Eliza Monfort the wife of Mr. Francis Monfort of Ohio. (Francis was John Monfort's son)

November 28, 1960 issue of Gettysburg Star - Married Wednesday November 11, 1829, by the Rev Dr. David McConaughty, Mr. Francis Monfort of Butler County, Ohio but formerly of this county to Miss Rosanna Taughinbaugh daughter of Mr. Jacob Taughinbaugh of Strabane Twp.

Adams Sentinal Wenesday April 6, 1817 - married Thursday April 6, 1817, Mr. Peter Monfort to Miss Elizabeth Brinkerhoff, daughter of Gilbert Brinkrhoff, all of Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Adams Sentinal Tuesday Oct 26, 1830 - Died Thursday evening, Otober 21, 1930 after severe illness of three days, Mr. Elizabeth Monfort the consort of Peter Monfort of Mr. Pleasant Twp in the 36 year of her age.

Adams Sentinal Monday September 15, 1834, married Tuesday, Sept 9, 1834, by Rev. James Watson, Mr Peter Monfort to Miss Lenah Cassatt both of Strabane Twp.

Grave marking (Monfort family burial plot in the Upper Low Dutch Graveyard, Adams County)
Margaret the wife of David Monfort died February 2, 1858, age 40 years and three months.
In memory of John Monfort who departed this life March 9, 1838, aged 87 years. The next grave is In memory of Sarah Monfort, who departed this life October 14, 1831, aged 63 years 5 mo, 1 day
Change Date: 21 AUG 2002 at 16:46:10

Father: Isaac Jansz Van Arsdalen b: 31 AUG 1744 in Harlingen,Somerset CO,NJ
Mother: Annatie (Hannah) Pietersen b: 4 APR 1747 in Harlingen,Somerset CO,NJ

Marriage 1 Jan (John) Monfort b: 24 DEC 1750
Married: 8 JUN 1786 in York CO,PA
Children
Femetie (Phebe) Monfort b: 1 APR 1787 in Conewago Colony,York (Now Adams) CO,PA
Isaac Monfort b: DEC 1788
John Monfort b: JAN 1791
Peter Monfort b: 22 JAN 1793
Hannah Monfort b: 28 JUN 1795
Francis J. Monfort b: 20 AUG 1796
Jacob Monfort b: 17 APR 1800
Mary Monfort b: 30 MAY 1803
David Monfort b: 16 JUN 1807
Henry Monfort b: 25 DEC 1809

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[Source: The Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 22 November 1831]

On the 14th ult. Mrs. Sarah Monfort, of Straban township, in the 64th year of her age.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Burial Info.: 224 Age at death was 63 years, 5 months, 1 day

2. Burial Info.: 224 Burial was in the Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), four miles from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Sarah married John Monfort 145,211,212 on 8 Jun 1786.212 John was born on 24 Dec 1750,212 died on 9 Mar 1838 in Straban Township, York (now Adams), Pennsylvania224 at age 87, and was buried about 9 Mar 1838 in Buried Beside His Wife In Low Dutch Cemetery, Conewago (Near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania).145 Other names for John were John Manfort, Jan Montfort,217, and338 John Monfoort Of York.

122. Gilbert Brinckerhoff,94,145,146,147,148,232,233 son of Joris Brinckerhoff 365 and Martina Bogart,366 was born on 22 Feb 1754 in Closter, Bergen, New Jersey,94,146,147,148 was baptized on 17 Mar 1754 in Schraalenburgh Dutch Reformed Church (South Church), Schraalenburgh, Bergen, New Jersey,367 and died on 12 Aug 1821 in Adams County, Pennsylvania94,146,147,148,368 at age 67. Other names for Gilbert were Guliam Blienkerhof (sic),217 Guilbert Bliinkerhof,369 Guylbert Brinckerhoff, Gilliam Brinkerhoff,94,145,146,147,232,367 Guilbert Brinkerhoff, and Guilliaam Brinkerhoff.

General Notes:

[Source: R. Brinkerhoff, The family of Joris Dircksen Brinckerhoff, 1638, 1887, page 52]

V-XIX. '97Guylbert (Gilbert), fourth son of Joris, was born in Bergen County, New Jersey, February 22,1753.

He married Elizabeth Ackerman, and settled upon a farm of two hundred acres in Adams .County, Pa., adjoining that of his brother James, with the stream known as White Bun, the boundary line between them. He lived and died upon this farm, and his descendants are still numerous in Adams County. He had nine children, viz.: George (who died unmarried), Cornelius, Magdalena, Margaret, Martina, Hannah, Charity, Maria, and Elizabeth.

The only male descendants of Gilbert now living are two grandchildren, viz., Isaac H., who resides at Hunterstown, Fa., and Cornelius, who resides in Marshall County, Iowa.

Of the daughters of Gilbert, Hannah and Charity died unmarried. Magdalena married George Berlow; Margaret married Peter Berlow;. Martina married John Bodent; Maria married John Berlow, and Elizabeth married Peter Monfort. A large number of their descendants still reside in Adams County.

John G. Brinkerhoff, of Hunterstown, Pa., says of him: "My father always spoke highly of his uncle Gilbert, and in my younger days I heard several of his old neighbors speak respectfully of him; and I have observed from his papers in my possession that he did considerable business by powers of attorney, and as executor and administrator, and he must have had the confidence and esteem of his relatives and neighbors."

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[Source: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)]

Name: Guylbert Brinkerhoff
Birth Date: 1753
Birthplace: New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Volume: 19
Page Number: 36
Biographical Info: farmer
Reference: Family of Joris Dircksen Brinckerhoff. By R. Brinckerhoff [et.al.] New York, 1887. (188p.): 52

Source Information:
Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library

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[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Extracted from:

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 46
page 57

Guylbert Brinkerhoff recruited from York Co., Pa. (now Adams Co.) with his five brothers, James, Roeliff, Henry, Jacob and John in Swope's Flying Battalion. He was born 1753 in Bergen Co., New Jersey; died on his farm in Adams Co., Pa.


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[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, 2 March 1803]

Gilbert Brinkerhoff was reimbursed $19.54 for his fees as collector for Mountpleasant township..

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[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, 15 February 1804] and The Sprig of Liberty, Gettysburg, PA, 10 February 1804]

Gilbert Brinkerhoff was listed as a tax collector for Mountpleasant Township, with reported collections (possibly expenses) of $381.08.

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[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, 8 February 1809]

Gilbert Brinkerhoff was listed as a tax collector for Mountpleasant Township, with reported collections (possibly expenses) of $407.12.

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[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, 14 February 1810]

Gilbert Brinkerhoff was listed as a tax collector for Mountpleasant Township, with reported collections (possibly expenses) of $323.41.

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[Source: Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 28 March 1821]

Gilbert Brinkerhoff was listed as a tax collector for Mountpleasant Township, with reported collections (possibly expenses) of $1142.04.

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[Source: Sep 16, 1818 through Mar 29, 1826 are from "The Republican Compiler" published in Gettysburg, PA. Printed by Jacob Lefever, opposite the Post Office, Delivered to subscribers each Wednesday. Price, $2 per year]

Aug 22, 1821 On 12th, Gilbert Brinkerhoff, 67, Mountpleasant twp.

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, 6 November 1822]

Sons George and Cornelius were the executors of their father's estate.

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[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, 6 November 1822; similar notices were published in the Gettysburg Compiler, 23 October 1822 and 6 November 1822]

NOTICE
IS HEREBY GIVEN,
to all Legatees, Creditors or other persons concerned, that the respective Administration Accounts of the Estates of the deceased persons hereinafter named, will be presented to the Orphans' Court of Adams County for confirmation and allowance, on MONDAY the 11th day of November, next, viz:

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The account of George and Cornelius Brinkerhoff, Executors of Gilbert Brinkerhoff, deceased.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 22 Feb 1753. 211,233,370 Bergen County, New Jersey

2. Baptism: 211 Baptised as "Guillaem" after his great-grandfather, Rev. Guillaem Bertholf

3. Military Service: McKee: Fought in Revolution - Flying Battalion

Gilbert married Elizabeth Ackerman 94,145,146,147,148,232 about 1775 in , Bergen, New Jersey 94.,146.,147.,148 Elizabeth was born on 24 Feb 175494,146,147,148 and was baptized on 24 Feb 1754 in Hackensack Reformed Dutch Church. Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey.367 Other names for Elizabeth were Elisabeth Akerman, Elisabet Akkerman, and217 Elizabeth Ocherman.371

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Ackerman Family, compiled by Barbara Tobey, p. 37 - 38]

5.10 ELIZABETH, d/o Cornelius (4.9) bp 24 Feb 1754 Hack Ref; m GILLIAM (GILBERT) BRINKERHOFF of Berg Co., NJ b 22 Feb 1754, bp 17 Mar 1754 Schr Ref, d in Adams Co, Pa, son of Joris (George) Brinkerhoff and Maryntie Bogart. Lived in Schraalenburgh, NJ. In 1770 removed to Adams Co, Pa to a 200 acre farm across the stream "White River" from his brother James.

Children of Elizabeth Ackerman and Gilbert BRINKERHOFF:

(1) Maryntie, bp 30 Jun 1776, Conwego, Pa
(2) Lena (Magdalena), bp 3 Oct 1779, Conwego, Pa
(3) Joris (George), b 21 Nov 1781, bp 21 Dec 1781, Conwego, Pa., unm.
(4) Cornelis, bp 31 Aug 1784, Conwego, Pa
(5) Annatie (Hannah), bp 25 Mar 1787, Conwego, Pa., wit: 'S'
(6) Margarita, bp 8 Nov 1789, Conwego, Pa; m Peter Bexlou
(7) Geertie, bp 1 Apr 1792, Conwego, Pa, wit: 'S'
(8) Maria, m John Bexlow
(9) Elizabeth, m Peter Monfort

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Alt. Marriage: Abt 1778. 94,146,147,372

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Martyntie Brinkerhoff 150 was born before 30 Jun 1776 in Adams County, Pennsylvania150 and was baptized on 30 Jun 1776 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania.150,217,221 Other names for Martyntie were Martyntie Blienkerhof (sic) and217 Martina Brinkerhoff.370

         ii.  Magdelena Brinkerhoff 94,146,147 was born on 12 Sep 1779 in Adams County, Pennsylvania,94,146,147 was baptized on 3 Oct 1779 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,150,217 died on 10 Feb 1826 in Adams County, Pennsylvania94,146,147 at age 46, and was buried after 10 Feb 1826 in Northern Low Dutch Cemetery, Brush Run, Adams, Pennsylania.12 Another name for Magdelena was Lena Brinkerhoff.150

        iii.  George Brinkerhoff 94,146,147 was born on 21 Nov 1781 in Adams County, Pennsylvania,94,146,147,217 was baptized on 21 Dec 1781 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,150,217 and died on 15 Feb 1835 in Adams County, Pennsylvania94,146,147 at age 53. Other names for George were Jores Blienkerhof (sic) and217 Joris Brinkerhoff.150

         iv.  Cornelius Brinkerhoff 150 was born before 31 Aug 1784 in Adams County, Pennsylvania,150 was baptized on 31 Aug 1784 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,150,217 died on 21 Feb 1871 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania,94,146,147 and was buried after 21 Feb 1871 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Cornelius was Cornelis Brinkerhoff.

          v.  Hannah Brinkerhoff 94,146,147 was born before 25 Mar 1787 in Adams County, Pennsylvania150 and was baptized on 25 Mar 1787 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania.150,217 Other names for Hannah were Annatie Blienkerhof (sic) and217 Annatie Brinkerhoff.150

         vi.  Margaret Brinkerhoff 94,146,147 was born before 8 Nov 1789 in Adams County, Pennsylvania150 and was baptized on 8 Nov 1789 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania.150,217 Other names for Margaret were Margarietta Blienkerhof (sic) and217 Margarita Brinkerhoff.150

        vii.  Charity Brinkerhoff 94 was born in 1791 in Adams County, Pennsylvania,373 was baptized on 1 Apr 1792 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,150 and died on 7 Sep 1822 in Mountpleasant, Adams, Pennsylvania at age 31. Other names for Charity were Gertie Blinkerhof and369 Geertie Brinkerhoff.150

       viii.  Maria Brinkerhoff 150 was born in 1793 in Adams County, Pennsylvania.146,147,373

61       ix.  Elizabeth Brinkerhoff 145,149,150 (born on 12 Oct 1794 in Adams County, Pennsylvania - died on 7 Oct 1830 in Adams County, Pennsylvania)


123. Elizabeth Ackerman,94,145,146,147,148,232 daughter of Cornelius Ackerman 146,147,148,374,375,376,377 and Lena Van Voorhees,146,147,148,374,376,378 was born on 24 Feb 175494,146,147,148 and was baptized on 24 Feb 1754 in Hackensack Reformed Dutch Church. Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey.367 Other names for Elizabeth were Elisabeth Akerman, Elisabet Akkerman, and217 Elizabeth Ocherman.371

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 1757. 94,146,147,373 , Adams, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth married Gilbert Brinckerhoff 94,145,146,147,148,232,233 about 1775 in , Bergen, New Jersey 94.,146.,147.,148 Gilbert was born on 22 Feb 1754 in Closter, Bergen, New Jersey,94,146,147,148 was baptized on 17 Mar 1754 in Schraalenburgh Dutch Reformed Church (South Church), Schraalenburgh, Bergen, New Jersey,367 and died on 12 Aug 1821 in Adams County, Pennsylvania94,146,147,148,368 at age 67. Other names for Gilbert were Guliam Blienkerhof (sic),217 Guilbert Bliinkerhof,369 Guylbert Brinckerhoff, Gilliam Brinkerhoff,94,145,146,147,232,367 Guilbert Brinkerhoff, and Guilliaam Brinkerhoff.

124. Joseph Thompson was born in 1731 in Ballygony, Down, Northern Ireland,96 died on 4 May 1812 at His Farm, Mountpleasant, Adams, Pennsylvania (Age 81)379 at age 81, and was buried in Pine Bank Graveyard, Rock Creek, Adams, Pennsylvania.96

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 March 2013]

Finding information on Joseph Thompson or his descendants is extremely difficult due primarily to the common first name, Joseph, and the common surname, Thompson. There are literally thousands of Joseph Thompson's that can be found in an internet search. Picking the right one as your ancestor is harder than finding the proverbial needle in a haystack! The little information I have is from my cousin, Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, who passed on information provided to her by her mother, Mary Annette Melchior-Lembke.

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NOTE: The following is a transcription of a note sent to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. on 20 August 2001 from Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins. She is only speculating here but I thought the idea was worthy of inclusion because it MIGHT be true.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 August 2001.

"Jake,

In reading for my trip, I ran across the quotes -- first 2 are non-fiction, last fiction, but Uris always researched history extensively.
Mom always said we had Scotch-Irish ancestors. I was told that Thompson came from English (X) and Scotch, meaning son of Thom.
So, my supposition (and only that) is that Joseph Thompson's (ME's gr-grandfather) ancestors came to Ireland from Scotland, in late 1600's or early 1700's -- that would explain Mom's "Scotch-Irish" bit. And, since they were Presbyterians, and lived in Co. Down (in Ulster), they possibly emigrated here due to "non-Anglican" discrimination.
That could explain their coming, since they were educated (brought books--I have 2) and well to do (brought linen items--I have some) and already had 3 children.
We'll never know, but it makes sense -- "Scotch-Irish" and immigration reason(s) ..."

From "The Green Guide - Ireland" (page 40), Michelin Travel Publication - 2000
"Irish Diaspora --
The first transatlantic emigrants were mostly Presbyterians, the Ulster-Scots (known in the USA as Scotch-Irish), descendants of lowland Scots who had settled in Ulster in the 17th C. They emigrated early in the 18th C. owing to religious disability [sic].
The Scotch-Irish had an influence in America out of proportion to their numbers, particularly in the War of Independence and in education. Over a quarter of the Presidents of the USA are descended from Scotch-Irish settlers."

From "Enchanted Ireland" by Paul Lay (page 183)
"It was not Ireland's Catholic people who, despairing of their land, first felt the pull of emigration, but the Ulster Scots, the Planters lured to Antrim, Down and Tyrone by the promise of low rents and cheap land, and who found Ireland a bitter disappointment."

From "Trinity" by Leon Uris (page 40)
"A large part of the Scottish immigration to Ulster was a fleeing from English religious persecution. The Presbyterian(s) soon found himself under many provisions of the penal-code as an inferior "non-Anglican". This triggered a Scots-Irish exodus from Ulster to the New World, where they became a blood stock of the American pioneer movement, soldiers in the Revolutionary Army, forefathers of many great Americans, including a number of their Presidents, and a backbone of the emerging Canada."

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[Source: Carol Lembke McKee, Thompson Genealogy, 1981]

Handwritten Comment (regarding Pine Bank Graveyard, Rock Creek, Adams County, Pennsylvania, place of burial of Joseph Thompson and some of his family):

"but, when I went to Pine Bank, it was all in ruins - all stones knocked over, broken, etc. - it is way out in the country and at the end of a dirt lane, off a dirt road, off the road -- most in Gettysburg never heard of it!!"
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[Source: Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins, Mary Elizabeth Montfort, 23 February 1999]

Handwritten Comment
" Our Irish ancestors - arrived 1774 "just in time to fight in Rev. War!".
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Note: A Joseph Thompson was a signatory to the following petition. I don't know if it is my Joseph Thompson or not.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 July 2007

[Source: Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Vol. III, pp 304-307; E. K. Meyers, State Printer, Harrisburg, 1890.]

YORK COUNTY PETITION

AGAINST CALLING A CONVENTION

REMONSTRANCE OF INHABITANTS OF YORK COUNTY.

To the Honourable Representatives of the Freemen of the State of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met:
The Petition and Remonstrance of the citizens of the Second District of York county, Humbly Sheweth:

That it is with Hearts truly glowing with a disinterested love to the Honour & Dignity of your Honourable House, when its operations are directed in a legal and Constitutional Line, and at the same time dispassionately to intimate to you our utter abhorance of any the least attempt to invade the valuable rights, liberties and privileges of free Citizens of this Commonwealth, that we present you this with our names hereunto subscribed.
Be assured that your authority we have supported through every opposition and confusion, when the darkest and most lowering clouds hung over this State, occasioned by the opposition of enemies within and without. All conspiring to embarrass the Execution of such salutary laws as under any form of good government ought and must be supported to preserve the State from ruin.
But there is so many things extraordinary in your late resolve for taking the sense of the people on some interesting points of our Constitution that we cannot pass them without remonstrating, and first, we cannot conceive what induced your honourable house to pass the resolve in question, as there was no general call of the citizens of this Commonwealth, nor any opposition to obstruct the execution of your laws. Had there been any opposition, it must first have been felt by the executive Branch, who in their wisdoms under such circumstances would have presented to you the incompetency of the constitution in its present form to answer the purposes of government, and concurred with you in taking the sense of the people on the proposed amendments.
...And whoever the members of your house may sport with their own privileges, we are determined not to part with ours, but to retain the reins of government in our own hands as the true and proper source from whence all civil government derives its power; for we are persuaded that those in your House, or elsewhere, who would support a contrary opinion, Have other designs in view, i. e.,the gratification of their thirst after power, dis-daining to hold an office by the suffrage of their fellow citizens...


Your very Humble Servants the Subscribers, &c.

JOHN PAXTON WILLIAM GIBSON
WM. McMUNN JAMES WEST
SAM'L PAXTON ROBERT DOUGLASS
AND'W JOHNSTON WILLIAM MENNEY
HUGH FERGUS HUGH WILSON
WILLIAM JOHNSTON GABRIEL WALKER
JAMES WILSON DAVID KISSINGER
JAMES WALKER JOSEPH WALKER
JOHN FERGUS GEORGE SIPE, Sen.
ARCH'D DOUGLASS GEORGE SIPE, Jun.
THOS. CREIGHTON JOHN KISSINGER
BENJAMIN McKINLY WILLIAM McCREAEY
ROBERT STOGDAFFE WILLIAM TAYLOR
THOS. NESMITH ROBERT TAYLOR
WILLIAM MARSHALL GEORGE GIBSON
JNO. McLAUGHLIN JA'S STEWART, Jun.
JAMES MARSHALL HUGH STEWART
WILLIAM MARSHALL JAMES STEWART
JOHN SHEKLEY JOSEPH THOMPSON
JOHN SUTOR FRANCIS HODGE
JOSEPH STEWART THOMAS FERGUS
SERAH DORON WILLIAM STEWARD
JOHN HUGES WILLIAM MULHALON
ARCHIBALD FINDLEY WILLIAM STEWART
SAMUEL FINDLEY JAMES STEWART
JOHN PEEL WILLIAM STEWART
JOHN KELLO JAMES SMITH
DANIEL McPEAK WILLIAM GUINN
WILLIAM McPEAK HUGH GUINN
JAMES McPEAK ANDREW GUINN
JOHN McPEAK JAMES CARRATHERS
HENRY BLACK CHARLES FLECHER
JOHN LINN JOHN LEVINGSTON
JAMES BLACK ISAAC STILT
DAVID LINN JNO. MURRAY, Sen.
ROBERT BLACK JNO. MURRAY, Jun.

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[Source: 1790 Census, Mixed Townships, York County, Pennsylvania, 31 March 1791]

Joseph Thompson lived in a household with 3 males age 16 and over (including Joseph), 3 males under age 16, and five females (including Sarah).

NOTE: Adams County was not created until 1800. Until that time, the area in which Joseph Thompson lived was part of York County.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 March 2013

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[Source: 1800 Census, Mount Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania]

Joseph Thompson lived in a household with 2 males ages 10 -15, 1 male age 16 -25, and himself (over 45). He also had 2 females ages 16 -25 and 1 female (Sarah) over 45.

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[Source: 1800 PA Census Index, page 24]

Thompson, Alexander PA ADAMS CO. 481 1800 20010-1100100
Thompson, Andrew PA ADAMS CO. 538 1800 01201-0010100
Thompson, James PA ADAMS CO. 462 1800 10012-0200100
Thompson, James PA ADAMS CO. 478 1800 00100-0002000
Thompson, John PA ADAMS CO. 481 1800 00000-0000100
Thompson, Joseph PA ADAMS CO. 502 1800 00201-0210100
Thompson, Robert PA ADAMS CO. 471 1800 20110-0111000

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[Source: 1810 Census, Mount Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania]

Joseph Thompson lived in a household with 1 male age 10 -15, 2 male ages 16 -25, 1 male age 26- 44 and himself (over 45). He also had 3 females ages 26 - 44 and 1 female (Sarah) over 45.

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[Source: 1810 PA Census Index, page 28]

Thompson, Andrew PA ADAMS CO. HUNTINGTON TWP 009 1810
Thompson, Joseph PA ADAMS CO. MOUNTPLEASANT TWP 048 1810
Thompson, William PA ADAMS CO. HUNTINGTON TWP 009 1810

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[Source: Historical Register of Officiers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, page 541]

Thompson, Joseph (Pa). Surgeon's Mate 4th Continental Dragoons, 1st June, 1780, and served to close of war.

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[Source: Historical Register of Officiers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, page 632]

PENNSYLVANIA

Thompson, Joseph, Surgeon's-Mate, 4th Dragoons.

Thompson, William, Lieutenant, 9th.

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[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts '96 Deaths (updated and corrected 25 October 2000)

These are the death notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834. Following, is the source information used and dates for the extracted information:

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

DEATHS
The Centinel, Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA, printed by Robert Harper, East of the Court House and delivered on Wednesdays. Price of a year long subscription in 1805 was $2. Dates extracted here: Jan 6, 1802 -- May 19, 1813

May 20, 1812 (date of newspaper publication)

On 4th, at his farm in Mountpleasant, Joseph Thompson, 81.

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[Source: Adams Centinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 3 November 1813]

TO BE SOLD,
AT PRIVATE SALE,
A Tract of Land,
Containing about 127 acres, situate in Mountpleasant township, Adams county, about 5 miles from Gettysburg; adjoining lands of John Magoffin, Wm. Kerr, and others, and was lately in the occupancy of Joseph Thompson, sen. deceased. About 80 acres are cleared, a good proportion of which is meadow. There are on the premises, a good dwelling house and barn, and two excellent growing orchards. It is well watered & the whole in good repair. For terms, apply to
JOSEPH O. THOMPSON, Executor
Nov. 2. 1813

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 February 2009]

Some online sources spell the town as Ballygoney instead of Ballygony and some state that is was located in County Derry rather than County Down.

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[Source: John-Pierre M, Hannam, Sr., 20 December 2016]

The correspondence below, with an individual named 'Elwyn' on the website Ireland XO, indicates that Ballygoney was located in County Londonderry, not County Down. This may be useful to a future researcher hoping to find information on the families of Joseph Thompson and Sarah Orr. As Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins has indicated, they may have come from Scotland originally. However, they obviously spent sufficient time in Ballgoney for their minister, Joseph Ker(r), to have known them well enough to write a letter of recommendation on their behalf.
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Thompson - Orr, Ballygony, County Down
I am looking for birth and marriage records for my ancestors, Joseph Orr (1731 - 182) and Sarah Orr Thompson (1744 - 1811). They came to America in 1774. Their minister (who gave them a letter of introduction) was Joseph Ker or Kerr, a Presbyterian minister in Ballygony, County Down. I would like to know the names of their parents, any siblings, and any other information that might be available. Joseph and Sarah came to America in 1774 and settled in York County, Pennsylvania near Gettysburg. Thank you to anyone who can help!
Jakehannam
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Thursday 15th December 2016, 05:37AM
Ireland XO Community
Message Board Replies
Ballygoney isn't in Co Down. It's in Co Londonderry/Derry. Rev Joseph Kerr did serve in Co Down (in Tullylish) but he later served at Ballygoney Presbyterian church in Co Londonderry. He died in Co Londonderry, in 1785. See:
http://www.cotyroneireland.com/churchrecord/ministers-pres.html
http://www.geograph.ie/photo/271377
To avoid searching in the wrong county, what precise information do you have about your family in Ireland? Did they live in Down or Ballygoney, Co Derry?
Elwyn
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 12:27AM
Thank you for responding. I was always told Joseph Thompson and his wife, Sarah Orr, came from Ballygony in County Down. The only thing I'm sure about is the Ballgony part. Their minister, Joseph Ker(r) gave them a letter of introduction when they came to the US in 1774. Here is the transcript:
Transcript: Church Certificate Brought To America From Ireland
That Joseph Thompson and his wife, Sarah Orr Thompson, have been Regular Members of the Associated Congregation of Ballygony, the North of Ireland, and behaved themselves in a sober Christian manner, free of all public scandal and ground of Church Censure, as they now design to Remove into some of the American Plantations, they may be admitted into any Christian Community where God in his Adorable Providence may be graciously pleased to cast their lot.
Certified by
Ballygony, May 20, 1774 Joseph Ker, Minister
Jakehannam
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Tuesday 20th December 2016, 06:23AM
Jake,
I think your family probably lived near Ballygoney in Co. Londonderry. (It's near Coagh). As I commented previously there isn't a Ballygoney in Co Down, and since the Rev Kerr is known to have served at Ballygoney in Co Londonderry probably around 1774, then it seems fairly likely he wrote the reference at that location.
The bad news is that Ballygoney Presbyterian church has no baptism or marriage records earlier than 1845, so you may struggle to find anything about the family from church sources. (Presbyterians don't generally keep burial records either).
The Presbyterian Historical Society in Belfast should have details of Rev Kerr's career and would be able to tell you when he transferred from Tullylish, Co Down to Ballygoney, Co Londonderry, but I'd expect it to be before 1774.
http://www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com
There is a book giving the history of the church from 1762 onwards. You might want to get a copy of that to see if there's any mention of your families. See:
http://www.worldcat.org/title/ballygoney-presbyterian-church-1762-1962/oclc/39846136
You could check graveyards in the area but without knowledge of parents names etc there's no way of saying whether you have found the right families. Orr and Thompson are pretty common surnames in the general area and it may be difficult to narrow the search without additional information. DNA testing might be the only way of possibly finding a match with other families from the area.
Elwyn
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Tuesday 20th December 2016, 07:10PM
Thank you very much, Elwyn, I appreciate your comments, With your permission, I'd like to add them to my genealogy database. Although what you've written is disappointing, it is still very useful to me. Thanks!

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: Child, Mary Thompson, also known as "Polly"

2. Fact 2: 96 McKee: Came to America in 1774 and settled in Pennsylvania

3. Fact 3: 96 McKee: Pine Bank was "in ruins" in 1981

4. Fact 4: 96 McKee: Tombstone lists age as 80

5. Fact 5: Based on pastor's letter (see notes), arrival in America was after May 20, 1774

6. Fact 6: 54 Joseph Thompson may have been a son of Peter Thompson because Mary Katharyn Rau Hannam mentioned a "very small silver spoon" brought from Ireland in 1700s by Peter Thompson - Joseph's father?

Joseph married Sarah Orr about 1766 in Ireland. Sarah was born in 1744 in Ireland,96 died on 29 Aug 1811 in Adams County, Pennsylvania96 at age 67, and was buried in Pine Bank Graveyard, Rock Creek, Adams, Pennsylvania.96 The cause of her death was "a long and painful indisposition."

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, letter to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Transcript: Church Certificate (Brought To America From Ireland)

That Joseph Thompson and his wife, Sarah Orr Thompson, have been Regular Members of the Associated Congregation of Ballygony, the North of Ireland, and behaved themselves in a sober Christian manner, free of all public scandal and ground of Church Censure, as they now design to Remove into some of the American Plantations, they may be admitted into any Christian Community where God in his Adorable Providence may be graciously pleased to cast their lot.
Certified by
Ballygony, May 20, 1774 Joseph Ker, Minister

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[Source: Carol Lembke McKee, Thompson Genealogy, 1981]

Carol McKee said the Thompsons had three children in Ireland and five more in America.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Comment 1: See Transcript of Church Certificate of Character

2. Alt. Marriage: 1755. 155

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Jean Thompson was born on 22 Jun 1767 in Ireland,96 died in 179196 at age 24, and was buried in Pine Bank Graveyard, Rock Creek, Adams, Pennsylvania.151

         ii.  James Thompson 380 was born on 25 Dec 1768 in Ireland380 and died in 1814380 at age 46.

        iii.  Elenor Thompson was born on 30 Nov 1770 in Ireland, died in 1814 at age 44, and was buried in Pine Bank Graveyard, Rock Creek, Adams, Pennsylvania.96

         iv.  Mary Thompson 96 was born in May 177896 and died on 24 May 185496 at age 76. Another name for Mary was Polly.

          v.  Rachel Thompson was born on 28 Jun 1780 in Pennsylvania, died on 21 Mar 1814 in Pennsylvania381 at age 33, and was buried in Pine Bank Graveyard, Rock Creek, Adams, Pennsylvania.151

         vi.  Joseph O. Thompson was born on 29 Jun 1782 in Pennsylvania. Another name for Joseph was Joseph Thompson.380

        vii.  John Thompson 380 was born on 25 Apr 1784.380

62     viii.  Captain William Thompson 96 (born on 10 Jan 1787 in Pennsylvania - died on 9 Jan 1851 in Probably In Freedom Township, Adams, Pennsylvania)


125. Sarah Orr was born in 1744 in Ireland,96 died on 29 Aug 1811 in Adams County, Pennsylvania96 at age 67, and was buried in Pine Bank Graveyard, Rock Creek, Adams, Pennsylvania.96 The cause of her death was "a long and painful indisposition."

General Notes:

[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts – Deaths (updated and corrected 25 October 2000)]

These are the death notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834. Following, is the source information used and dates for the extracted information:

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

DEATHS
The Centinel, Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA, printed by Robert Harper, East of the Court House and delivered on Wednesdays. Price of a year long subscription in 1805 was $2. Dates extracted here: Jan 6, 1802 -- May 19, 1813

Sep 4, 1811 (date of newspaper publication)

On 29th, Mrs. Sarah Thompson, 67, w/Joseph Thompson, Mountpleasant twp.

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[Source: Adams County PA Obituaries and Death Notices Genealogy Trails, http://genealogytrails.com/penn/adams/death/t-death.html]

Thompson, Sarah
Died on the 29th ult., after a long and painful indisposition, in the 67th year of her age, Mrs. Sarah Thompson, wife of Mr. Joseph Thompson, of Mountpleasant township.
4 Sep 1811 The Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Transcribed by Nancy Piper

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: 96 McKee: Date of death 29 August 1811 - elsewhere in same doc 1812

2. Fact 2: 96 McKee: Came to Pennsylvania in 1774 with husband, Joseph, and 3 children

3. Fact 3: 96 McKee: Tombstone lists age as 67 (29 Aug 1811)

Sarah married Joseph Thompson about 1766 in Ireland. Joseph was born in 1731 in Ballygony, Down, Northern Ireland,96 died on 4 May 1812 at His Farm, Mountpleasant, Adams, Pennsylvania (Age 81)379 at age 81, and was buried in Pine Bank Graveyard, Rock Creek, Adams, Pennsylvania.96

126. Jacob Cassat,228,229,230 son of Francis Cossart 228,229,316,382,383,384 and Marguerita Van Nest,213,229 was born on 21 Apr 1751 in Somerset, New Jersey,385 was baptized on 12 May 1751 in Dutch Reformed Church, Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,386 died on 14 May 1813 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania243 at age 62, and was buried after 14 May 1813 in Northern Low Dutch Cemetery, Brush Run, Adams, Pennsylania.12 Other names for Jacob were Jacob Cassart,95,228,229,230 Jacob Cassat,212,228,229,230,231,383,387,388,389,390 Jacob Cassat Sr.,391 Jacob Cassatt,392 Jacob Cosart Jacob Cossart, and Jacob Cossart.245

General Notes:

[Source: The Monfoort Family of New York and New Jersey, Fred Sisser III, 1969, p. 36]

Jacob Cassat died "of a lingering disposition" (as quoted by Sisser) and "Maria died less than a year later".

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 July 2006]

It is possible that Jacob Cassat had a daughter, Ida Cassat, who married George J. Brinkerhoff. George was the brother of two Brinkerhoff's, Garrett and James, who married Jacob's daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth, respectively.

It is more likely, however, that the Ida Cassat who married George Brinkerhoff was a cousin (daughter of David Cossart and Sarah Van Duin). This seems to be borne out in a court case brought by Margaret Williamson, a daughter of David and Sarah Van Duin Cossart, that named her brothers and sisters, living and dead, and included Ida Brinckerhoff.

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[Source: Adams County, PA Newspaper Extracts - Deaths (updated and corrected 25 October 2000)

These are the death notices posted in Adams County, PA newspapers from 1802 through 1834. Following, is the source information used and dates for the extracted information:

Research by: Kathy Cardoza, all rights reserved. © 2000 by Kathy Cardoza. You may freely use this information, but can not package it for re-selling or for commercial use or profit.

DEATHS
The Centinel, Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA, printed by Robert Harper, East of the Court House and delivered on Wednesdays. Price of a year long subscription in 1805 was $2. Dates extracted here: Jan 6, 1802 -- May 19, 1813

May 19, 1813 (date of newspaper publication)

Friday last, Jacob Cassat of Straban twp.

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[Source: Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 9 February 1814 FOR SALE.

The Subscribers offer for sale, the following valuable real property,
late in the possession of Jacob Cassat, deceased; situate in Straban township, Adams county, one and a half miles from Hunterstown, viz--

One Tract of 107 acres; nearly one half is well set with timber, and a good proportion of meadow.

One Lot of 6 acres, with a convenient dwelling house and stable thereon erected, and two never-failing springs of water, rise, and run through this Lot.

And one other Lot, of about 40 acres, with a good proportion of timber.
The above described Lots of Land, adjoin each other; and may be conveniently occupied as one farm, and will be sold together, or separate, as will best suit the purchaser.

For terms, and a view of the property, apply to either of the subscribers, living near the premises.

PHILIP GRAFT
JACOB CASSAT
Executors.

January 12, 1814.tf.

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[Source: Cossart: A Tabulated Genealogy of the Family of Jacques Cossart Jr & Lea Villeman, Dee Ann (Shipp) Buck, 19 March 1991]

167. Jacob Cossart or Cassat m. Mary Montford b. 1758, d. 1814 Hunterstown, Adams Co., PA; both bur. in Low Dutch Graveyard, Adams Co., PA. Jacob served as a first Lieutenant in the 5th Co. 4th Battalion, York Co., PA Militia in 1778. Also served as Ensign in the 1st Co, 1st Reg. York Co., PA militia in 1795. He was the executor of his sister Christina Clopper's will, dated 24th Nov 1801. After 1800 Jacob began using the surname of "Cassat." This name appears on his gravestone.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Jacob (Cossart) Cassat, Sr

Birth: Apr. 21, 1751
Somerset County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 12, 1813
Hunterstown
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Jacob, son of Francis and Margaret Cossart, changed the name spelling to Cassat. He married Maria Monfort on 15 Apr 1778. He was an attorney and was executor of his sister Christina Cassat Clopper's will dated 24 Nov 1801. He served as a 1st Lt 5th co, 4th bn in the York County Militia.

Their children were
Kniertje "Kitty" Cassat
Pieter Cassat
Margaret Cassat
Christina Cassat
Mary Cassat
Lenah Cassat
Elizabeth Cassat
Jacob Jr Cassat

In the baptism records of the Conewago Colony Dutch Church, on 24 August 1784, Jacob "Cosaart" and Maria "Monfoort" baptized their daughter "Maragrieta".


Family links:
Parents:
Francis Cossart (1717 - 1795)
Margarette Van Nest Cossart (1719 - 1790)

Spouse:
Maria Monfort Cassat (1758 - 1814)

Siblings:
David (Cossart) Cassat (1742 - 1823)*
Jacob (Cossart) Cassat (1751 - 1813)
Elizabeth Cossart Monfort (1758 - 1814)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
aged 58

Burial:
Northern Low Dutch Cemetery
Brush Run
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: carolyn leonard
Record added: Nov 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101048494

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 243 Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard), four miles from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

2. Fact 1: 393 McKee: Shows birth date as 12 May 1750

3. Fact 2: 385 Darrell DeWayne Lee: Says date of death was 14 May 1815

4. Fact 3: 243 Age at death was 58.

5. Alt. Baptism: 12 May 1740. 394

6. Alt. Birth: 1751. 387,389,390

7. Alt. Birth: 21 Apr 1751. 386 Piscatawny, Middlesex, New Jersey

8. Alt. Burial: Abt 14 May 1813, Low Dutch Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.

9. Alt. Death: Bef 19 May 1813, Straban Township, York (now Adams), Pennsylvania. 163

10. Alt. Death: 14 May 1816. 163 Adams County, New Jersey

Jacob married Maria Monfort 145,212,231 on 23 Apr 1778.163.,212 Maria was born on 17 Dec 1756 in Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey,163 died on 18 Mar 1814 in Straban Township, York (now Adams), Pennsylvania163,392 at age 57, and was buried after 18 Mar 1814 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard) (also known as Northern Low Dutch Cemetery or Osborn's Cemetery), about four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.392 Other names for Maria were Maria Monfoor,395 Maria Monfoort,396 Mary Montford,245 Maria Montfort 95,145,212,231., and397

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Cossart: A Tabulated Genealogy of the Family of Jacques Cossart Jr & Lea Villeman, Dee Ann (Shipp) Buck, 19 March 1991]

FIFTH GENERATION:

431. Kniertje Cassat b. 5 Jul 1779; m. John Magoffin, d. 19 Dec 1880.
432. Peter Cassat b. 13 Nov 1781, d. 19 May 1785.
433. Margaret Cassat b. 2 Jul 1784, d. 25 Feb 1867.
434. Christinia Cassat b. 23 Feb 1787, d. 14 May 1837.
435. Mary Cassat b. 9 May 1790, d. 31 Oct 1861.
436. Lenah Cassat b. 5 Aug 1792 Conewago, Adams Co., PA; m. Peter Montfort, d. 16 Jan 1861.
437. Elizabeth Cassat b. 28 Aug 1796.
438. Jacob Cassat b. 13 Jun 1799, d. 19 Jun 1874.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Alt. Marriage: 15 Apr 1778. 385

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  David Cassat was born between 1775 and 1800 and died on 17 Sep 1823.

         ii.  Catherine Cassat 163,395 was born on 5 Jul 1779 in New Jersey,230 was baptized on 22 Aug 1779 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,217,230 and died on 19 Dec 1860163 at age 81. Other names for Catherine were Knierie Cassart and217 Knierie Cossart.395

        iii.  Peter Cassat 163 was born on 13 Nov 1781,163 was baptized on 9 Dec 1781 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania, and died on 19 May 1785 at age 3. Another name for Peter was Pieter Cassart.217

         iv.  Margaret Cassatt 163 was born on 27 Jul 1784 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 24 Aug 1784 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,217 died on 25 Mar 1867 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania224 at age 82, and was buried in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard) (also known as Northern Low Dutch Cemetery or Osborn's Cemetery), about four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.224 Other names for Margaret were Maragreta Cassart,217 Margaret Cassat, and163 Margaret Cassett.343

          v.  Christina Cassat 163 was born on 23 Mar 1787 in New Jersey and died on 14 May 1837163 at age 50.

63       vi.  Mary Cassat 163 (born on 9 May 1790, baptized Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania - died on 31 Oct 1863 in Pennsylvania)

        vii.  Magdalena Cassat 163,226 was born on 5 Aug 1792 in New Jersey,226 was baptized in Sep 1792 in Conewago, York (Now Adams), Pennsylvania,217 died on 16 Jan 1861 in , Adams, Pennsylvania218 at age 68, and was buried after 16 Jan 1861 in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Magdalena were Leenah Cassart,217 Magdalena Cassart,163, and226 Lena Cassat Or Cassatt.

       viii.  Elizabeth Cassat 163,226 was born on 28 Aug 1796 in New Jersey.226 Another name for Elizabeth was Eliza Cassat.

         ix.  Jacob Cassat Jr. 227,398 was born on 13 Jun 1799 in New Jersey,12 died on 19 Jun 187312 at age 74, and was buried after 19 Jun 1873 in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterstown, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Jacob was Jacob Cassat.227




127. Maria Monfort,145,212,231 daughter of Jan Monfoort 212 and Kniertje Marston,337 was born on 17 Dec 1756 in Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey,163 died on 18 Mar 1814 in Straban Township, York (now Adams), Pennsylvania163,392 at age 57, and was buried after 18 Mar 1814 in Conewago (Low Dutch Graveyard) (also known as Northern Low Dutch Cemetery or Osborn's Cemetery), about four Miles From Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.392 Other names for Maria were Maria Monfoor,395 Maria Monfoort,396 Mary Montford,245 Maria Montfort 95,145,212,231., and397

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Maria Monfort Cassat

Birth: 1758
Death: Mar. 18, 1814
Hunterstown
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Maria, daughter of John Monfort and Catherie Mantenm married Jacob Cassat on 15 Apr 1778.

Their children were
Kniertje "Kitty" Cassat
Pieter Cassat
Margaret Cassat
Christina Cassat
Mary Cassat
Lenah Cassat
Elizabeth Cassat
Jacob Jr Cassat


Family links:
Spouse:
Jacob (Cossart) Cassat (1751 - 1813)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Northern Low Dutch Cemetery
Brush Run
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: carolyn leonard
Record added: Aug 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115095505

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: 392 Age at death was 56.

2. Alt. Birth: 13 Dec 1756. 212

Maria married Jacob Cassat 228,229,230 on 23 Apr 1778.163.,212 Jacob was born on 21 Apr 1751 in Somerset, New Jersey,385 was baptized on 12 May 1751 in Dutch Reformed Church, Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey,386 died on 14 May 1813 in (Probably) Adams, Pennsylvania243 at age 62, and was buried after 14 May 1813 in Northern Low Dutch Cemetery, Brush Run, Adams, Pennsylania.12 Other names for Jacob were Jacob Cassart,95,228,229,230 Jacob Cassat,212,228,229,230,231,383,387,388,389,390 Jacob Cassat Sr.,391 Jacob Cassatt,392 Jacob Cosart Jacob Cossart, and Jacob Cossart.245

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192. Georg Adam Rau,17,18,246 son of Georg Rau 17,18,246 and Maria Eva Heissen,17,18,246 was born on 17 Aug 1702 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18,246

Georg married Christina Roth 17,18,170 on 23 Nov 1723 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17.,18 Christina was born on 10 Dec 1699 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18,248

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Georg Friderich Rau 17,18 was born on 27 Sep 1724 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18

         ii.  Georg Adam Rau 17,18 was born on 10 Jan 1727 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany17,18 and died before 1739 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18

        iii.  Maria Catharina Rau 17,18 was born on 20 May 1729 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany17,18 and died on 11 May 1799 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany17,18 at age 69.

         iv.  Georg Rau 17,18 was born on 13 Nov 1730 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany,17,18 died on 8 Jun 1810 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany17,18 at age 79, and was buried on 11 Jun 1810 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18

          v.  Maria Eva Rau 17,18 was born on 1 Sep 1732 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18

         vi.  Stephen Rau 17,18 was born on 5 Feb 1735 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany17,18 and died on 22 Nov 1791 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany17,18 at age 56.

        vii.  Christina Rau 17,18 was born on 9 Apr 1737 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18

       viii.  Georg Adam Rau 17,18 was born on 26 Sep 1739 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18

96       ix.  Conrad Rau 17,18,58 (born on 27 May 1742 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany - died on 25 Apr 1808 in Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania)


193. Christina Roth 17,18,170 was born on 10 Dec 1699 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18,248

Christina married Georg Adam Rau 17,18,246 on 23 Nov 1723 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17.,18 Georg was born on 17 Aug 1702 in Neubalach, Schwarzwald, Wurttemberg, Germany.17,18,246


194. Erhart Weber,58,253,256 son of Hanss Michel Weber 253,256 and Eva Feyler,253,256 was born on 28 Oct 1717 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany,58,256 died on 15 Apr 1795 in Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania58,253 at age 77, and was buried after 15 Apr 1795 in Saint Pauls Blue Church Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Erhart were Johan Erhardt Weaver and Johann Ehrhardt Weber.12

General Notes:

[Source: Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890

NOTE: I do not know if this is the same Erhart Weber or not but it is possible
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr..


1754 WEBER ERHART Philadelphia County PA Philidelphia PA Early Census Index PAS1a3388156

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[Source: Genealogical Records: Pennsylvania Colonial Records, 1600s-1800s
Foreigners Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance, Names of Foreigners Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance, 1727-1775, Page 434]

An Erhart Weber was qualified on 30 September 1754 having arrived on the ship, "Edinburgh", from Rotterdam, James Russel, master. A Johannes Weber, possibly related, was on the same ship.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Johann Ehrhardt Weber

Birth: Oct. 28, 1717
Karlsruhe
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Apr. 15, 1795
Coopersburg
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

He died in Upper Sauccon. He immigrated on Sept 30, 1754 on the ship Edinburgh at Philadelphia. The following children came with him: Johann Michael, Margaret, George Adam, Maria Barbara, Margaret, and Elias. He was married at least 3 times and had at least 16 children. He was a linen weaver. His descendants would change the spelling of the last name to Weaver.

Family links:
Children:
Margaret Weaver (Weber) Rau (1751 - 1831)*
Johannes Ehrhart Weber (1763 - 1849)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Saint Pauls Blue Church Cemetery
Coopersburg
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: SallyDeppe
Record added: Feb 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65854787

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Death: 15 Apr 1795, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 12

Erhart married Magdalena Hecht 58,253,256,257 on 7 Nov 1747 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany.253 Magdalena was born on 26 Aug 1726 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany,58,256 was baptized on 29 Oct 1726 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany,256 and died after 14 Apr 1795 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.58,253,256,257

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Alt. Marriage: 253 Possibly married 1755 in Franconia, Montgomery, PA

2. Alt. Marriage: Abt 1751. 253 Germany

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  George Adam Weaver 253,399 was born on 8 Nov 1748 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany and died on 23 Oct 1809 in Easton, Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania253 at age 60. Another name for George was George Adam (Weber) Waber.

         ii.  Johann Michael Weber 253 was born on 21 Jan 1750 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany and died WFT Est 1751-1840 at age 1.

        iii.  Maria Barbara Weber was born on 19 Nov 1751 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany and died before 18 Nov 1789.

         iv.  Elias Weber 253 was born on 23 Nov 1753 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany,253 died on 22 Oct 183912 at age 85, and was buried after 22 Oct 1839 in Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Elias was Elias Weaver.

          v.  Christina Weaver 253 was born on 18 Jan 1756 in Franconia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania253 and died after 1811 in Upper Mahantango Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.253 Another name for Christina was Christina Weber.

         vi.  Elisabeth Weaver 253 was born on 7 Jan 1758 in Franconia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania253 and died WFT Est 1772-1852 at age 14. Another name for Elisabeth was Elizabeth Weber.

        vii.  John Jonas Weaver 253 was born on 19 Feb 1760 in Franconia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania,253 was baptized on 1 Jun 1760 in Franconia, , Pennsylvania, and died on 11 May 1858 at age 98. Another name for John was John Jonas Weber.

       viii.  Michael Weaver was born on 2 Feb 1763 in Franconia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania253 and died WFT Est 1789-1854 at age 26. Another name for Michael was John Michael Weaver John Michael Weber.

97       ix.  Margaret (Sheets) Weber 17,18,58 (born in 1765 in Pennsylvania - died on 25 Mar 1831, buried in Schoenersville Cemetery (also known as Christ Church Cemetery), Schoenersville (near Allentown), Lehigh, Pennsylvania)

          x.  Magdalena Weaver 253 was born about 1766 in Franconia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania253 and died WFT Est 1790-1860 about age 24. Another name for Magdalena was Magdalena Weber.

         xi.  Jonas Weaver 253 was born on 5 Oct 1767 in Franconia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania253 and died on 11 May 1858253 at age 90.

        xii.  Henrich Weaver 253 was born on 4 Dec 1767 in Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania,253 was baptized on 24 Jan 1768 in Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania, and died WFT Est 1793-1858 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania at age 26. Another name for Henrich was Henry Weber Henry Weaver, Henrich Weber.

       xiii.  Sophia Weaver was born in 1769 in Northampton, Pennsylvania and died WFT Est 1770-1863 at age 1. Another name for Sophia was Sophia Weber.

        xiv.  Catharina Weaver 253 was born about 1771 in Franconia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania253 and died before 16 Apr 1795 in Pennsylvania. Another name for Catharina was Catharina Weber.

Erhart next married Margaretha Essig, daughter of Johann Andreas Essig, on 26 Jan 1740 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany. Margaretha was born about 17 Sep 1713 in Oeschelbronn, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany and died on 16 Apr 1747 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany about age 33.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Alt. Marriage: 26 Jan 1740. Niefern, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Sophia Elizabetha Weber was born about 8 Feb 1741 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany and died WFT Est 1742-1835 about age 1. Another name for Sophia was Sophia Elizabeth Weber.

         ii.  Catharina Barbara Weber was born about 9 Nov 1742 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany and died before 18 Nov 1789 in Pennsylvania.

        iii.  Johann Martin Weber was born about 13 Mar 1745 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany and died on 17 Mar 1747 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany about age 2.

         iv.  \\ Weber was born on 12 Apr 1747 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany and died on 12 Apr 1747 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany.


195. Magdalena Hecht,58,253,256,257 daughter of Hanss Michael Hecht 58,253,256,257,400 and Anna Margaretha Wallinger,58,253,256,257 was born on 26 Aug 1726 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany,58,256 was baptized on 29 Oct 1726 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany,256 and died after 14 Apr 1795 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.58,253,256,257

Magdalena married Erhart Weber 58,253,256 on 7 Nov 1747 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany.253 Erhart was born on 28 Oct 1717 in Niefern (near Pforzheim), Baden, Germany,58,256 died on 15 Apr 1795 in Upper Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania58,253 at age 77, and was buried after 15 Apr 1795 in Saint Pauls Blue Church Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Erhart were Johan Erhardt Weaver and Johann Ehrhardt Weber.12

196. John Lewis Luckenbach,58,258,259,260 son of Johann Adam Luckenbach 58,171,263 and Eva Marie Spiess (Spiesz),58,260,261,401 was born on 27 Jan 1738 in Hochstenbach, Pfalz, Germany58,171,258 and died about 1795 in Hope, Sussex, New Jersey58,402 about age 57. Other names for John were Johannes Luckenbach,258,403 Johannes Ludwig Luckenbach,258,261 Johannes Ludwig John Lewis Luckenbach,316,401,403 John Luckenbach,404 John Ludwig Luckenbach,259,266 Johannes Ludwig Luckenbaugh, Johannes Ludwig (Lewis) Luckenbaugh,316, and405 John Ludwig Lukenbach.172

General Notes:

[Source: 569441.GED]

Came to the the American colonies with his parents at the age of 2 in 1740

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[Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 26, Ed. 1, Tree #1002, Date of Import: Jun 9, 2002]

This information is from the memoir of Johannes Ludwig Luckenbach, Mss. Box 11, Hope, NJ. Collection at Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, PA. From Ken Hottle.

He was a tanner and shoemaker at Great Swamp, Milford Twp., Bucks Co., 1758-1761; Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton Co., 1761-1780; Bethlehem, 1780 - ?

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[Source: Danielle Corteville, Luckenbach/Luckenbaugh Genealogy]

Generation No. 5

Johannes Ludwig (Lewis) Luckenbach (Johann Adam4, Johann Gerradt3, Sebastian2, Jacob1) was born January 27, 1737/38 in Hochstenbach, Pfalz, Germany, and died Abt. 1792 in Hope, Sussex County, NJ. He married (1) Maria Magdalena Musselman May 06, 1761 in Pennsylvania, daughter of Jacob Musselman and Ann Landis. She was born 1734 in Milford Township, Bucks County, PA, and died Abt. 1770. He married (2) Eva Gehman 1770 in Pennsylvania, daughter of Christian Gehman and Anna ?. She was born Abt. 1742 in Pennsylvania, and died 1775 in Pennsylvania. He married (3) Maria Gehman 1776 in Pennsylvania, daughter of Christian Gehman and Magdalena ?. She was born July 22, 1757 in Berks, PA, and died 1781 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA. He married (4) Elisabeth Bartsch August 15, 1781 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA. She was born 1745 in Nazareth, Northampton County, PA, and died 1809 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA.

Children of Johannes Luckenbach and Maria Musselman are:
John Adam Luckenbach, born November 22, 1761 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA; died 1842.
Barbara Luckenbach, born 1763 in Pennsylvania.
Eva Maria Luckenbach, born May 10, 1765 in Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA; died 1796. She married George Anderson Ising March 16, 1790 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA; born 1759 in Froerup in Holstein; died 1831.
More About George Anderson Ising:
Burial: Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA
Immigration: 1786
Occupation: Farmer
Catharine Elizabeth Luckenbach, born January 18, 1767 in Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA; died 1836 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA.
Abraham Luckenbach, born 1769 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA; died Abt. 1770 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.

Child of Johannes Luckenbach and Eva Gehman is:
John Lewis6 Luckenbach, born June 30, 1774 in Northampton County, PA.

Children of Johannes Luckenbach and Maria Gehman are:
Abraham6 Luckenbach, born May 05, 1777 in Lower Saucon, Northampton County, PA; died 1854 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA.
Samuel Luckenbach, born October 23, 1778 in Northampton County, PA; died 1846 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA.
Joseph Luckenbach, born October 29, 1780 in Northampton County, PA; died 1781 in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA.
More About Joseph Luckenbach:
Burial: Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA
Elizabeth Luckenbach.

Children of Johannes Luckenbach and Elisabeth Bartsch are:
Jacob Christian6 Luckenbach, born October 16, 1784 in Northampton County, PA.
Ludwig Daniel Luckenbach, born August 14, 1782 in Northampton County, PA.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: 58 Farmer, Saucon Valley

2. Occupation: 261 Tanner and shoemaker

3. Alt. Birth: 29 Jan 1737. 258,259

4. Alt. Birth: 27 Jan 1738, Hochstenbach, Pfalz, Germany. 58

5. Alt. Birth: 1739. 258,266,401 Allemengle, Emmaus, Northampton, Pennsylvania

6. Immigration: 1740. 58

7. Alt. Death: 1792, Hope, Sussex, New Jersey. 58

8. Alt. Death: Abt 1792, Hope, Sussex, New Jersey. 171,261

John married Maria Magdalena Musselman 58,171,172,261,262 on 6 May 1761 in Pennsylvania.58 Maria was born about 1734 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania58,262 and died on 24 Nov 1770 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania58,262 about age 36. Other names for Maria were Maria Magdalena Hotten,259 Magdalene Luckenbach 259. and266

Children from this marriage were:

98        i.  Johann Adam Luckenbach 58,172 (born on 22 Nov 1761 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania - died on 24 Apr 1842 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Barbara Lukenbach 58,172 was born on 5 Oct 1763 in Pennsylvania58,263 and died on 2 Feb 177458,172 at age 10. Other names for Barbara were Barbara Luckenbach and263 Barbara Luckenbaugh.

        iii.  Eva Marie Luckenbach 58,263 was born on 10 May 1765 in Saucon Twp., Northampton Co., PA,58,263 died in 179658,263,406 at age 31, and was buried in 1796 in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.58 Other names for Eva were Eva M. Luckenbach,406 Eva Maria Luckenbaugh, and Eva Lukenbach.172

         iv.  Catherine Elizabeth Lukenbach 58,172 was born on 18 Jan 1767 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58,263 died in 1836 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania58,263 at age 69, and was buried in 1836 in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.407 Other names for Catherine were Catharina Elisabeth Luckenbach and Catharine Elizabeth Luckenbaugh.

          v.  Abraham Lukenbach was born on 28 Nov 1769 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania58,172 and died on 1 May 1770 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania.58,172 Other names for Abraham were Abraham Luckenbaugh, Abaham Lukenbach 58. and172

John next married Eva Gehman,58,258 daughter of Christian Gehman 58 and Anna ?,58 on 4 Jun 1771 in Pennsylvania.58 Eva was born about 174258,258 and died on 20 May 177658 about age 34.

General Notes:

Death record gives her name as Eva Gaehmaen (ae is umlaut). When she die d, her husband married her sister.

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[Source: 208451.GED]

Eve died shortly after marriage, Her husband John, then married her sister Maria who had 3 Sons.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Elisabeth Luckenbach 58 was born on 19 Jul 1772.58

         ii.  John Lewis Luckenbaugh 58 was born on 30 Jun 1774 in Long Swamp, Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton Co., PA,58 died on 27 Apr 186058 at age 85, and was buried in Nazareth.58 Another name for John was J. Lewis Luckenbach.

John next married Mary (Maria) Gehman,58,258 daughter of Christian Gehman 58,258 and Magdalena \\,58,258 on 9 Jul 1776 in Upper Saucon.58 Mary was born on 22 Jul 1757 in Berks County, Pennsylvania,58,258 died on 4 Mar 1781 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania58 at age 23, and was buried in God's Acre, Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA.58 Other names for Mary were Mary Gehman and408 Mary Anna Gehman.258

General Notes:

[Source: Unknown]

She joined the church in 1779.

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[Source: Danielle Corteville, Luckenbach/Luckenbaugh Genealogy]

More About Maria Gehman:
Burial: Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA
Nickname: Some sources say Eva instead of Mary Anna

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[Source: Pennsylvania German Church Records II, Old Moravian Cemetery, Guide to Cemetery, pages 98, 99]

3. Mary Luckenbach, nee Gehman, 1757-81, a Mennonite from Berks Co.; was baptized in her 19th year. In 1776 she married John Lewis Luckenbach of Upper Saucon, to whom she bore three sons. She joined the Church in 1779.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Baptism: 58 1776

2. Religion: 408 Mennonite

3. Alt. Birth: 1757. 258 from Berks County, Pennsylvania

4. Alt. Death: After 1780. 404

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Reverend Abraham Luckenbach 58,316 was born on 5 May 1777 in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 died on 8 Mar 1854 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania58,409 at age 76, and was buried in 1854 in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.58 Another name for Abraham was Abraham Luckenbaugh.316

         ii.  Samuel Luckenbach 58,316,410 was born on 20 Oct 1778 in Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 died on 6 Sep 1846 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania12 at age 67, and was buried in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.58,271 Another name for Samuel was Samuel Luckenbaugh 316.,410

        iii.  Joseph Luckenbaugh 58 was born on 29 Oct 1780 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 died on 27 Feb 1781 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 and was buried in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.58,404 Another name for Joseph was Joseph Luckenbach.404

         iv.  Elizabeth Luckenbach 58,258

John next married Elisabeth Bartsch,58,258,402 daughter of George Bartsch 58,411 and Susanna Louisa Eller,58,412 on 15 Aug 1781 in Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.58.,403 Elisabeth was born in 1745 in Nazareth, Northampton, Pennsylvania,58,263,402 was baptized on 8 Jan 1745 in Moravian Church, Nazareth, , Pennsylvania,413 died in 1809 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania58,263,402 at age 64, and was buried in 1809 in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.402 Other names for Elisabeth were Elizabeth Bartsch and263 Elisabeth Partsch.413

Marriage Notes: [Source: Record of PA Marriages, Vol II, page 110]

MARRIAGE REGISTER OF THE MORAVIAN CHURCH, BETHLEHEM. 1742--1800.
MORAVIAN CHURCH, BETHLEHEM.

1781, Aug. 15 Bartsch, Elisabeth, and Johannes Luckenbach.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Alt. Marriage: 15 Aug 1781. 403 Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

General Notes:

[Source: Pennsylvania German Church Records II, Old Moravian Cemetery, Guide to Cemetery, page 83]

23. Elizabeth Luckenbach, nee Partsch, 1745-1809, born at Nazareth. In 1781 she married the widower John Lewis Luckenbach, who in 1795 died at Hope, N. J. She was his fourth wife.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Ludwig Daniel Luckenbaugh 58 was born on 14 Aug 1782 in Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 died on 11 Feb 1783,58,404 and was buried in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.404 Another name for Ludwig was Ludwig D. Luckenbach.404

         ii.  Jacob Christian Luckenbaugh 58 was born on 16 Oct 1784 in Northampton, Pennsylvania,58 died on 16 May 1852 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania58 at age 67, and was buried in Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Other names for Jacob were Christian Luckenbach and414 Jacob Christian Luckenbach.


197. Maria Magdalena Musselman,58,171,172,261,262 daughter of Jacob Musselman 58,171,261,262,415 and Anna Landis,58,172,262 was born about 1734 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania58,262 and died on 24 Nov 1770 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania58,262 about age 36. Other names for Maria were Maria Magdalena Hotten,259 Magdalene Luckenbach 259. and266

General Notes:

[Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 26, Ed. 1, Tree #1002, Date of Import: Jun 9, 2002]

This birth year was estimated by the late Ken Hottel, an expert in the genealogy of that area.

Her death date is from the Luckenbach Memoir in the Moravian archives.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 1734. 171 Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2. Alt. Death: Abt 1770. 171,261

Maria married John Lewis Luckenbach 58,258,259,260 on 6 May 1761 in Pennsylvania.58 John was born on 27 Jan 1738 in Hochstenbach, Pfalz, Germany58,171,258 and died about 1795 in Hope, Sussex, New Jersey58,402 about age 57. Other names for John were Johannes Luckenbach,258,403 Johannes Ludwig Luckenbach,258,261 Johannes Ludwig John Lewis Luckenbach,316,401,403 John Luckenbach,404 John Ludwig Luckenbach,259,266 Johannes Ludwig Luckenbaugh, Johannes Ludwig (Lewis) Luckenbaugh,316, and405 John Ludwig Lukenbach.172

Maria next married Johannes Hottel 172 in 1749 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Johannes was born about 1725172,262 and died about 1758 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania172 about age 33.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Alt. Marriage: Abt 1755. 172 Milford Twp, Bucks Co., PA

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

NOTE by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 December 2000

This Johannes Hottel is possibly the son of the emigrant, John Hottel, who lived in Bucks County, PA for about eighteen years and then moved to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Apparently, two sons, John and Henry, remained in Pennsylvania. If it is ever determined that this is the same family, there is a book on the Hottels who moved to Virginia (an electronic version can be found at www.familytreemaker.com/_glc:

History of the Descendants of John Hottel, Author: Rev. W. D. Huddle and Lulu May Huddle

Call Number: R929.2 H835

The history and genealogy of John Hottel, who immigrated from Switzerland to America, including records from 1732-1929.

Bibliographic Information: Huddle, Lulu May and Rev. W. D. Huddle. History of the Descendants of John Hottel. Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1930.

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[Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 26, Ed. 1, Tree #1002, Date of Import: Jun 9, 2002]

He was a farmer at Great Swamp, Milford Twp., Bucks Co

Noted events in his life were:

1. Comment 1: This is possibly the Johannes Hottel who emigrated to Pennsylvania on 11 September 1732 with Georg Hottel and Henrich Hottel. All three were listed as under age 16. They arrived in Pennsylvania on the ship "Pennsylvania". -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 March 2004

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Michael Hottel 172,262 was born about 1756172,262 and died after 1797.172

         ii.  Samuel Hottel 172,262 was born about 1758172,262 and died WFT Est 1759-1848172 about age 1.


208. Balthasar Scholl,70 son of \\ Scholl and \\, was born in 1729-1730 in Germany71 and died before 23 Mar 1801 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.416 Another name for Balthasar was Balthasar or Balsatzor or Balzer Scholl or Sholl or Shull.417

General Notes:

[Source: Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy: The Colonial Branches by John William Scholl, 1930, pages 642, 643]

PART VII

BALTHASAR SCHOLL, 1752, OF SALISBURY TP.,

NORTHAMPTON CO., PA.

FIRST GENERATION
BALTHASAR1 SCHOLL, born near the end of the first quarter of the eighteenth century, somewhere in Europe, probably in the Rhein provinces of Germany, and of parentage still unascertained: died in Salisbury township, Northampton county, Pennsylvania, early in 1801, Letters of Administration being issued for his estate on March 23: married (1), Maria Elizabeth, born : died before her husband, but after all the children were born; married (2) Susanna, daughter of Mary "the late widow and relict of Daniel Romig," born : died .

Issue:
i Susanna Scholl, b. April 14, 1759: m. John Adam Schm"tzer.
ii Jacob Scholl, b. : m. Maria Magdalena Gross.
iii David Scholl, b. October 8, 1772: m. Mary Margaret Diehl.

The parentage of the second wife is stated in an Heirs' Deed of December 15, 1775, in which the heirs of Daniel Romich of Bedminster township, deceased, join other Romich heirs to sell land to John Rothrock. The Will of Daniel Romich, there cited, makes a distinction between "my wife's daughter Susanna" and "my daughters Catherine and Elizabeth, etc.," so that it is certain that she was not herself a Romich by birth, and only a determination of the maiden name of Daniel Romich's wife will furnish her family name.

Balthasar Scholl, according to the Penn. Arch., Sec. Ser., Vol. XVII, p. 273, came to the Port of Philadelphia on the snow "Louisa," John Pittcairne, Master, and registered November 8, 1752.

A "snow" was a type of sailing vessel then in use, it being a two-masted square-rigged vessel differing from the "brigantine," "galley," etc., in use at that time in the immigration service to the colonies. On the same ship came Johan Peter Scholl, a boy of fourteen years, who is therefore supposed to be a kinsman, probably a brother, but of whose real relationship no proof is known to exist.

Balthasar Scholl settled first in Milford township, in what is now part of Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, and was assessed five pounds in 1762. About 1772 he settled in Salisbury township, where he had purchased about 150 acres of James Allen. He was taxed 2 pounds 5 shillings 4 pence on this land, which lay near the present boro of Allentown. He and his wife were Lutherans and their daughter Susanna was baptised in the Lutheran church in the township of Lower Milford, near Dillingerville, on June 10, 1759, sponsors David and Susanna Streib. Their names appear on the list of communicants from 1760-4.

Balthasar Scholl served in the Revolution in the 4th Penn. Battalion, Caleb North's Company under Col. Anthony Wayne (Penn. Arch., 5th Ser., Vol. II, p. 151).

On March 23, 1801, at an Orphans Court held at Easton the petition of Jacob Scholl, "eldest son" and administrator of the estate of Baltzer Scholl, deceased, late of Salisbury township, etc., was read: it recites that said Baltzer Scholl died intestate, leaving widow Susanna and three children: the Petitioner; David; and Susanna married to Adam Smetzer, and a certain tract of land containing 194 acres more or less, etc. The Petitioner therefore prayed that the Court would award an inquest or writ to make partition as asked for, and it was ordered, that the Petitioner should on April 13, 1801, make application for order of sale.

On April 14, 1801, the Sheriff returns, that by virtue of a certain writ an inquest was held for partition or valuation of the real estate of Balzer Scholl, deceased, late of Salisbury township, as follows:

"Inquisition at Salisbury township, county of Northampton, the 31st day of March in the year 1801, before Michael Kern, Sheriff of the county aforesaid and to him directed and to his inquisitions asked, by the oaths and affirmations of Thomas Newharter, Jacob Newhart, Matthew Schwank, Philip Scholl, George Smith, Jacob Bishop, William Eckert, Frederick Beissel, Abraham Albert, John Wagner, Abraham Spinner, and Peter Steck, twelve honest and lawful men of the county aforesaid by oath and affirmation declare that the said tract can not be justly partitioned unto and among the widow and the children of the said deceased without prejudice and spoiling the whole, but that the same can be partitioned so as to accommodate the children, etc., wherefore, etc., they have partitioned in the following manner:-- The first Partition on which the buildings are erected, designated No. 1, containing 100 acres 150 perches be allotted to and settled on one of the children, appraised value 435 pounds 15 shillings. The residue part of the premises, designated No. 2, on which there is no building, containing 84 acres 50 perches, shall be allotted and settled on one of the other children of the said deceased with valuation at 337 pounds 5 shillings. The Court ordered that the partition and valuation so made be and remain firm and stable forever.

Whereupon Jacob Scholl, the Petitioner and eldest son of the said deceased, appeared in Court and declared himself ready and willing to accept one of the portions marked and distinguished in the said inquisition with No. 1. David Scholl, second son, appeared and accepted No. 2. The Court ordered and awarded the said land and premises as above.

The record states further how the proceeds were distributed to widow and children.

On January 27 preceding, Jacob and David both entered bond as administrators with Philip Schlough and George W. Raup as sureties. Inventory was made February 26, and settlement November 28.

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[Source: Foreigners Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance, Names of Foreigners Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance, 1727-1775, pages 374, 375]

LIST OF FOREIGNERS IMPORTED IN THE SNOW LOUISA, CAPT. JOHN PITTCAIRNE, FROM ROTTERDAM, LAST FROM COWES, ENGLAND. QUALIFIED NOV. 8, 1752.

Baltaser Scholl
Johann Peter Scholl
Johan Jacob Stoll
Georg Baltzer Schelling

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[Source: Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890]

SCHOLL, BALTHASER
State: PA
Year: 1752
County: Philadelphia County
Township: Philadelphia
Database: PA Early Census Index

Noted events in his life were:

1. Religion: 179 Lutheran

2. Emigrated: 8 Nov 1752. 418 on the snow "Louise" to the Port of Philadelphia, John Pittcairne, Master

3. Emigrated: 8 Nov 1752. 179 A 14-year old boy named Johan Peter Scholl who was possibly Balthasar's brother

4. Lived in: 1762, Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 179

5. Lived in: 1772, Salisbury Township, , Pennsylvania. 179 He purchased about 150 acres from James Allen

6. Oath of Allegiance: 8 Nov 1752. 419 Balthaser Scholl and Johann Peter Scholl were among the "foreigners imported in the snow Louisa, Capt. John Pittcairne, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, England. Qualified Nov. 8, 1752"

7. Military: 3 Jan 1776-24 Jan 1777, Pennsylvania. 417 Fourth Pennsylvania Battalion, Col. Anthony Wayne, Private Baltzer Shull

8. Military: 179 Served in the Revolution in the 4th Pennsylvania Battalion, Caleb North's Company under Col. Anthony Wayne

Balthasar married Maria Elizabeth \\.179 Maria was born in 1724 in Weirback On The Nake, , Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany417 and died before 1801.179

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Susanna Scholl 179 was born on 14 Apr 1759 in Northampton, Pennsylvania416 and was baptized on 10 Jun 1759 in Lutheran Church At Milford, Near Dillingerville, , Pennsylvania.179

104      ii.  Jacob Scholl 178 (born between 1760 and 1772 in Probably In Milford Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania - died about Apr 1802)

106     iii.  David Scholl 179 (born on 8 Oct 1772 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania - died on 6 Feb 1843 in Salisbury Township, Northampton (Now Lehigh), Pennsylvania)

Balthasar next married Susanna Romig.,179 daughter of \\ and Mary \\,.179 Susanna was born before 15 Dec 1775179 and died after 23 Mar 1801.


209. Maria Elizabeth \\ 179 was born in 1724 in Weirback On The Nake, , Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany417 and died before 1801.179

Maria married Balthasar Scholl.70 Balthasar was born in 1729-1730 in Germany71 and died before 23 Mar 1801 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.416 Another name for Balthasar was Balthasar or Balsatzor or Balzer Scholl or Sholl or Shull.417

210. Philip Gross .104

Philip married Catherine \\.104

The child from this marriage was:

105       i.  Maria Magdalena Gross 179 (born on 8 Jan 1779 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania - died on 3 Jun 1874 in Pennsylvania)


211. Catherine \\ .104

Catherine married Philip Gross.104

212. Balthasar Scholl,70 son of \\ Scholl and \\, was born in 1729-1730 in Germany71 and died before 23 Mar 1801 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.416 Another name for Balthasar was Balthasar or Balsatzor or Balzer Scholl or Sholl or Shull.417
(Duplicate. See Below)

213. Maria Elizabeth \\ 179 was born in 1724 in Weirback On The Nake, , Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany417 and died before 1801.179
(Duplicate. See Below)

214. Daniel Diehl 277 died before 6 Feb 1843.

Daniel married Rosina \\.277

The child from this marriage was:

107       i.  Mary Margaret Diehl 179 (born on 21 Aug 1772 - died on 25 Apr 1857, buried in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)


215. Rosina \\ .277

Rosina married Daniel Diehl.277 Daniel died before 6 Feb 1843.

216. Johan Martin Meyer, son of \\ Meyer, was born in 1720.

General Notes:

[Source: The Palatine Project - Genealogy Research, https://www.progenealogists.com/palproject/pa/1738wint.htm]

Johan Martin Meyer, age 18 and Ludewig Meyer, age 20, probably brothers, arrived on the galley, Winter, in 1738

1738 Winter (Galley)
[List 52 A, B, C] Winter (Galley)
Captain: Edward Paynter
From: Rotterdam
By Way of: Arrival: Philadelphia, 5 Sep 1738

Those men that took their qualification 139. Number of women & children 113. In all 252 Passengers.

Name, AgeSourceRemarks (USA, Spelling Variations, Occupation, Relationships, etc.)

Johan Jacob Stahl, 30Stall
Nichol Elie, 27 Anna Barbara (Licht)Bur2000Öhli; to Berks Co.
Christop Heller, 50
Simon Heller, 17
Johann Peter Müller, 49
Johannes Roth, 22
Henry Weishart, 30Weyshart
Frantz Luthwig Beroth, 39
Abraham Körper, 38
Andres Beier, 57Beyer
Martin Beier, 18Beyer
Johann Philipps Bäyer,
Johanes Lycht, 56Light
Johan Savauge , 40
Lorentz Heim, 56Henn
Albrecht Ebhart, 20Eberhart, Eberhard
Gottlieb Eberhart, 18
Hans Adam Schreiner, 52Schreyner
Johann Michael Schreiner, 28
Johann Heinrich Eschbach, 32
Johann Wendel Laschett, 30Eschbay
Johann Michael Römer, 23Remer
Johann Friedrich Hase,
Wenel Trauth, 49Draut
Johannes Berntz, 42Barntz
Ludewig Meyer, 20
Johan Martin Meyer, 18
Johan Wilhellem Mäyer, 16Mayer
Johann Filipp Wagner, 20Wagener
Johannes Wagner, 16Wagener
Petter Wagner, 16Wagener
Sebastian Zettelmyer, 50Sedelmeyer, Zettlemir
Adam Mayer, 30Mager
Adam Nicht [?], 60Nesh
Johann Philip Sebolltt, 26Seebolt
Johan Rudolff Sheler, 31Schler, Slair
Hans Michael Hochlander, 32Hoglander, Slotsunder
Johan Miller, 32
Conrad Schmit, 44
Philip Beyer, 29Bayer, Baier
Phillip Weber, 20
Wilhelm Jans, 24
Johann Petter Hoffman, 27
Jerg Hoffman, 37
Henry Tieshe, 29Tiech, Teich
Jacob Bin, 50Bing
Anderas Bin, 24Bing
Mathes Miller, 38
Jacob Barthelme, 40
Nicholas Walter, 41Waller
Fridrich Haas, 21Has
Frantz Seell, 17Seele
Hans George Gerth, 43Girt, Dumb
Henrich Becker, 20Backer
Samuel Moch, 20Mooke
Johan Michael Knabe, 20
Mathaus Ullrich, 28
Fridrich Kraft, 52
Henrich Landgraff , 20Landeraf
Melichor Stall, 21
Heinrich Fehl, 27 Eva Barbara (Gützler) Nicolaus, 2 (14) Joahnn Nicolaus, 3 mo.Bur2000Feelt
Adam Staub, 21Stupe, Stoop
Johannes Jäger, 36Jager, Yecher
Henry Klingler, 50Klenger
Johan Michael Rischel, 26Rusher, Rushell
George Jochem, 27Yougham, Joghim
Simon Deck, 35
Philip Beyer, Junior, 20
Jacob Heen, 21Han
Peter Botchart, 38Bucher, Buchart
Johann Martin Schreiner, 20Schriner
Paulus Kirchner, 40Kurgner, Kenned
Johann Daniel Frelich, 39Freyligh, Froelich
Johann Michel Preisch, 19 August, 14 (brother)Brush, Spreis, Price; celia@ott.net . Possibly of Offenbach, Bayern (Pfalz).
Jacob Debalt, 26Tebolt, Debell
Christoff Armbruster, 28Armbrost
Philip Harlas, 22Harlash
Johann Christof Wagner, 40
Andreas Hook, 35
Willhelm Best, 26
Caspar Berger, 30Bercher
Daniel Butterfass, 19Buterfas
Johann Jacob Krafft, 38
Johann Adam Schäffer, 24Schefer
George Ernst Zintel, 27Schindel, Linthell
Johann Jacob Huss, 24Haas
Wilhelm Zacharias Andich, 18
Conrad Durst, 38Dust
Con rat Zimmerman, 22
Christoph Urrich, 25Bur2000
Andreas Seim, 20Seum
[George] Seiberth, 25 Anna Catharina (Klein)Bur1992
Hans Jacob Tattweiller, 28Hantwell
Johann Melcher Weiss, 20
Hans Adam Hinder, 24Kinder
Adam Wall, 21Sick
Andereas Frederick, 24
Georg Michael Lochmiller, 24Lochiller
Julius Rübell, 23
Jeorg Andreas Stupp, 34
Jacob Müller, 22
Johann Philibus Wicker, 20
Jacob Venig, 19
Jacob Runck, 22
Hans Phipp Köhler, 21
Johann Görg Faas, 23
Johann Philib Faas, 20
Johann Vallendin Stöcker, 19
John Balthaser Sartorius, 27
Christian Jenieg, 42
Johann Vallentin Lennert, 50
Lars Palin, 24
Daniel Trumberg, 21Drumberg
Jacob Sattler, 20Saddler
Jan Jacob Byer, 22Beyer
Jacob Beck, 20
Friderich Fahrion, 36
Stephen Lang, 35
Adam Hoffman, 23
Charle Gilliom, 19Gillion
Claude Charle,
Isaac Vial, 29
Johann Georg Hayde,
Johannes Bechtolt, 22
Matthias Gensli, 20
Henrich Bullinger, 28
Fridrich Ambrossius Tranberg, 29
Conrad Oesslinger, 21Etslingher
Henry Sturff, 20
Johan Miechell Mattes, 22
Georg Michael Hyttel, 23
Johannes Cranestar, 30Cranester
Hans Jerg Schmidt, 21
Wilhelm Götzentorff, 17Getsindorf
Johannes Lingenfelder, 20
Lutwig Fillinger, 27
Johannes Ewert, 19
Gerog Philipp Dollinger, 20 Maria (Leru)Bur1983to Lancaster
Paul Prack, 21

Johan married Magdalena \\.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Johannes Meyer died after 24 Feb 1782. Another name for Johannes was John Meyer.

108      ii.  Jacob Meyer

        iii.  Catherine Meyer

         iv.  Peter Meyer Sr. was born in 1751-1760 and died after 25 May 1806.

          v.  Margaret Meyer was born in 1751.

         vi.  Martin Meyer was born on 3 Aug 1755 and died on 21 Aug 1830 at age 75. Another name for Martin was Martin Mayer.

        vii.  \\ Meyer was born about 1757 and was baptized in 1757 in Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania.


217. Magdalena \\ .

Magdalena married Johan Martin Meyer. Johan was born in 1720.


220. Jacob Gangewehr,282 son of Heinrich Gangwehr 420 and \\, was born about 1677 in Bavaria, Germany, died in 1779 in Pennsylvania about age 102, and was buried in 1779 in Friedensville Cemetery, Friedensville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Jacob was Jacob Gangwyer.

General Notes:

One of the early settlers of Lehigh County (Upper Saucon Township). He is probably the ancestor of all Gangewere family in Pennsylvania.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 2 August 2013

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[Source: Geoff Gongwer, The Gongwer Family Tree, http://gongwer.tribalpages.com/family-tree/gongwer/186/1116/Jacob-Gangwehr-Family]

About Gangwehr, Jacob
Emigrated from Germany to America on the ship "James Goodwill". Name translates as "the act of going" + "to defend one's home or country". Jacob is said to have been a soldier in Bavaria. He was of the Reformed faith, and was a communicant of Blue Church outside Coopersburg, PA. Jacob acquired his first 150 acres from the Penn family in 1734. This tract and subsequently-acquired adjoining land were farmed by Jacob Gangewer and his family until the end of the eighteenth century. Over time, he acquired hundreds of acres of land, and built a stone house, parts of which still stood as of 1884. Some sources have his name as "John". This apparently mistakes the religion's universal name of "Johannes" before the individual's name. As of 1930, the family graveyard still existed, "identified by a marker made up from surviving headstones", adjacent to Weyhill Course Hole #7 of the Saucon Valley Golf & Country Club, outside Friedensburg, PA.

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[Source: PANORTHA-L Archives, Archiver PANORTHA 2002-12 1039961833]

From: "Gordon Koerner"
Subject: [PANORTHA-L] [PALEHIGH-L] Re: GANGEWERE
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 09:17:13 -0500

Thank you for the Gangewere posting, which is from the "History of Lehigh Co" Vol II. It is posted on the Lehigh Rootsweb site. The author did not do a good job on the Jacob Gangewere's. The children listed say of Jacob, making it sound like Jacob b.1677.
BUT there are at least five Jacob Gangewere's between the beginning of the article and the children he starts putting dates to. I have not found a Gangewere researcher, including my self who can figure out the mess.

IF ANYONE COMES ACROSS MY POSTED RESEARCH DISREGARD THE FIRST TWO GENERATIONS, THEY ARE NOT CORRECT.

GORDON in VA.

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From: "geri brennan"
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Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 8:27 AM
Subject: [PALEHIGH-L] Re: GANGEWERE

History of Lehigh County
Jacob Gangewere, emigrated from Germany 1727. He is said to have been a soldier before leaving Bavaria. The ancestor followed farming. He was a man of unusaul vitality, being 50 when he arrived here in 1727 and he died in 1779 at the age of 102.

The change in the form of the name is shown by the fact he signed his name to a petition of German immigrants in Bucks County in 1734 as Jacob Gangewehr, and among the list of communicants at the Blue church in Upper Saucon in May, 1750, we find Jacob Gangewehr and son Christoper. The name of his wife is not on record, and the names of his children may not be given in the correct order, as dates of birth are not recorded. As nearly as may be ascertained they are Michael, of furthur mention; Andreas (or Andrew) of furthur mention; Christoper, of furthur mention; Jacob; Matthaus of furthur mention; John George; Henry, although it is not quite certain whether he was a son of Jacob or another immigrant of a similar name, of further mention; and several children.

Henry, in all probabiity a son of Jacob Gangewere was born June 7, 1765 and died and died Nov 2, 1849.

Sons of Jacob

Michael, was born 1730, died in Westmoreland County (listed as gongware), married Catharine

Andreas, or Andrew, son of Jacob, was born in Upper Saucon, Sept 15, 1747, died July 10, 1844, and was buried in the cemetery at the corner of 10th and Linden Streets. The cemetery books lists Andreas "Gangwer" buried in Allentown cemtery. He was born 15 Sept 1747, and he died 11 July 1844. It is said that he served in the Rev., but he has no
service or pension file at the National Archives. It is said he served in the War of 1812, but again, no pension file listed with the National Archives. He married Mary ontaigne. Children; Anthony, George, Abraham,Solomon and Jacob .

Solomon, born in 1779, son of Andrew, and died in 1857. He married 1st to Sarah, born in 1784 and died in 1821, a daughter of Henry Gangewere; 2nd Mary, a sister to his first wife.

Catharine,Gangewere, d/o Solomon and Sarah (Gangewere) Gangewere, was born Aug 30, 1805, and died Aug 1, 1863. She married May 22, 1832 to Isare Erdman, and had children,
Jacob, born April 28, 1834 and moved to Reading. '
Amelia Deborah, born June 2, 1836 and married Rev. A.L. Marden.
Albert, born Oct 28, 1838;
N. Catharine, born Nov. 9, 1840;
Harriet, born March 28, 1843

Christoper, son of Jacob, is recorded as being a communicant member of the Blue church, Upper Saucan, in 1750. Sept 23, 1778, there were appointed as administrators of his estate, Michael and Catharine Gangewer, he being mentioned as late of Salisbury township, the proving that he had possed property at the time of his death. He had children;
Elizabeth, over 14, chose Michael Heller as her guardian; Sevilla, Daniel and David being under 14 years of age, had Philip Bahl appointed by the court as their guardian.

Jacob, nothing about him.

Matthaus, son of Jacob, was a wheelwright and carpenter by trade and removed from Northampton County to Schuylkill county. Some of his descendants are located around Weatherly, (Carbon county) PA, among them being Samuel Gangewer of that town.

John George, son of Jacob the immigrant, was born July 20, 1756. Would not that Jacob the immigrant about 79 when John George was born. He settled in Whitehall township, and Jan 13, 1776. Served in the Rev. (has a file at the National Archives). He married Christina Clader, d/o Valentin Clader. They had 8 children. William, Charles, Thomas,
Catharine who married Peter Meyer, Nancy, who married John Hoffman, Magdalama who married Abraham Hermany, Rebecca who married George Meyer, Charles, born in 1787, Thomas and David.

Henry ?? in all probability son of Jacob, was born born in 1765, and he died Nov 2, 1849 and was buried at the Friedensville church. He married Elizabeth Kale, born May 22, 1770 and died May 27, 1826. Children;
Jacob of further mention; Tobias born Aug 16, 1794, died Jan 11, 1848,
Solomon, of futher menton, John, of further mention; Phillip, born Oct 6, 1806, died March 18, 1881; David,, born July 16, 1808, died Dec. 31,841; Samuel, born in 1810; Elizabeth, born Aug 24, 1812, died March
11, 1839; Joseph; Catharine; Daniel.

Jacob, son of Henry and Catharine (Kale) Gangewere, was born Feb. 8, 1790 and died Feb. 5, 1860. He married Barbara Mory and had children;
Henry, who married Sania Handwerk; John who married Elizabeth Gehris:
Julia, married Stephen Oldt; Kate, who married Reuben Fenstermach;
Elizabeth who marrid John Harvey.

Westmoreland County
Michael Gongaware, of Penn township, is a representative, was founded in this country by a native of Germany, who left his native land in 1725, loacating in Northampton county. Michael, son of the immigrant settler, was born in Northampton county, 1730. He died Oct 26, 1826, aged 96 years. He was survived by his wife Catharine Gongaware, who passed away March 22, 1829

Philip G. Gongaware, son of Michael, was born in 1760, and died Jan.18, 1829. He married Margaret Miller, d/o John and Catharine Miller, who died in 1823, aged 57. Children; Margaret, Jacob, John, Elizabeth, Catharine, Jonas, Hannah, Peter, Lydia, and Sarah.

Jacob Gongaware son of Philip was born in Westhempfield township, Westmoreland County, Sept. 1799. Jacob was married twice, to two sisters, Elizabeth Whitehead and Annie Steiner, nee Whitehad, daughters of Stoffel and Susan Whitehead. His children, all by the 1st wife, John who married Rebecca Anna Ridinger, and died March 23, 1855, Margaret, the wife of Soloman Altman, Eliza, the wife of Joseph Myers, Lewis W., arried 1st Mattie Alshouse and 2nd to Emma Aber and Jonas, whio married Sarah Alhouse.

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Johann Jacob Gangwyer is considered the first family member to arrive in the American colonies from Europe in the 1720s, according to family and other historical documents. The first reference to his name (Jacob Gangwyer [sic]) is the record of his arrival from Europe, though his name appeared in later documents with varying spellings (e.g., Gongwer, Gangaware, Gangwehr, Gangewere). His descendants can also be found with various spellings of this name (e.g., Gangaware, Gongaware, Gongwer). (See main article on the Gongwer (Gangaware, Gangwer, Gongaware, Gongwere, Gongewer) family ). It is estimated that Jacob was born around the year 1677 and left Bavaria, Germany and traveled to Pennsylvania via Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 1727.[1] Sources vary regarding the year of his death, with one estimating that he died in 1779 at the old age of 102 in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania . Another source indicates that he was born in 1705, which would have aged him at 22 years old when he arrived in Pennsylvania.

European origin and immigration to Pennsylvania
The first mention of Jacob Gangwyer is the name on the Ships List of the English ship "James Goodwill" which arrived at a Pennsylvania port from Rotterdam (Holland) via Falmouth, England, on September 27, 1727, carrying approximately 200 Palatine passengers.[2]

While many of the immigrants were from the Palatinate region and could accurately be considered Palatines, the term "Palatine" was used loosely by English speakers and colonial administrators to refer to basically all German-speaking immigrants[3]. The term was simplistically applied to all, whether they were actually from the Palatinate region or whether they belonged to any of the diverse groups from German speaking areas in that part of Europe (e.g., German speaking Huguenots from Alsace , Swiss Anabaptists (e.g., Mennonites and Amish ) from German-speaking Swiss cantons like Bern (canton) , or Germans from Bavaria , Hesse, and Baden Wurttemburg) as well as the Palatinate.

The Ships List of the "James Goodwill" listed the names of 52 men and the number of family members who accompanied them. One of the names on the James Goodwill's passenger list was "Jacob Gangwyer"[4]. No accompanying family was specifically indicated, although a "1" beside his name may have indicated that he was traveling with a spouse (later documents indicates that he was married to a woman named Susanna), and later records listed "Bavaria" as his place of origin. His name (spelled "Ganwyer"[5] on this second document, a discrepancy that was common on documents penned by English immigration clerks who simply guessed at the spelling of German names) was also on a list of individuals who, on the same day of September 27, 1727, were sworn in as giving their allegiance to the King of England (since Pennsylvania was a British colony at the time).

However, another source [1] suggests that "Jacob Gangwehr"[6] [sic] was a soldier in Bavaria, a profession inconsistent with a basic doctrine of the pacifist Anabaptists, but not inconsistent with the Reformed faith of the Huguenots or that of the Lutherans. Religious persecution in France led to a widespread Diaspora of French Protestants, most fleeing across nearby borders (e.g., from Alsace into neighboring Bavaria).

For more information on the religious heritage of the family, see the main article on the Gongwer (Gangaware, Gangwer, Gongaware, Gongwere, Gongewer) family .

Other name references
According to historical texts, Jacob (whose name was later changed in the records to Gangaware) was one of the founders of Saucon Township in 1743.[7] At the time he owned two tracts of land (Tracts 127, 128 - under name Jacob Gangaware) [8]. The first tract of land was obtained by occupation as a settler: "Jacob Gongwer first occupied a tract of one hundred and fifty acres, now owned by Jacob Gangaware and the Thomas Iron Company."[9]

In December 27, 1781, the name "Jacob Gangware" was included on the tax list for Saucon Township .[10] The assessment for 1812 included the names of "David Gangeware", "Jacob Gangeware", and "Henry Gangeware". The total tax collected for roughly 300 landowners was $609 for the year of 1812.[11]
Marriage and family

Current location of original Gongaware tracts in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh and Bucks Counties.

1791 map of Pennslvania counties (Lehigh County is carved out of Northhampton County in 1812).

Original plots/tracts (127, 128) deeded to Jacob Gangaware (Gongaware) in Upper Saucon Township.

1884 map of Lehigh County.

Current topo map of Upper Saucon Township, including golf course where Gangaware lands used to be Jacob Gangwyer, whose name later showed up in records spelled Gongaware or Gangewere, was married to Susanna Margaret Heistern (1708-1794) , whom some sources indicate was also born in Europe (Bavaria, Germany?).

It is unclear whether Jacob and Susanna were married by the time they arrived in Pennsylvania or were married after they arrived. The passenger list of the ship James Goodwill had an extra mark by Jacob's name, which may have indicated that he came with a member of his family (the primary passenger ticket holder's name was on the list, together with check marks for the number of additional passengers). In any case, Jacob and Susanna settled and raised their family in the predominately Lutheran settlement area which became Upper Saucon Township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Northampton County was later divided into smaller counties, and Gangaware's tracts of land were located in what today is known as Lehigh County , and with a small portion falling in Bucks County.
Jacob and Susanna had the following children:
Jacob Gangewere (1723-1771)
Christopher Gangaware (1727-1778) [12], born in Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania .
Michael Gangewere (1731-1826) - Catherina Margarethe
Andreas ?(Andrew)? Gangewere (1747-1844))
Mathaus (Matthew) Gangewere (1748-1815)
George Gangewere (1756-1852)
Later, some of Jacob and Susanna's children moved further west in Pennsylvania, helping develop new settlements in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania . Some of the family was involved in starting the Harrold Church (in Hempfield Township in Westmoreland County) , a Lutheran church and one of the oldest churches in the region. Most of the pioneering families in that areas, like the Gongawares (some of the family spelled the family surname as "Gangaware"), were of the Lutheran faith.[13]

Death and burial
Sources vary regarding the year of his death, with one estimating that he died in 1779 at the old age of 102 in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Descendants
Jacob Gangwyer's name shows up on a number of historical documents with slight variations in the spelling (e.g., Gangwehr, Gangewere). One of his sons, Michael (1738-1826), apparently changed the spelling of his family's name to Gongaware. Years, later, Jacob's great-grandson John Philip Gongaware (1786-1851), left Pennsylvania and moved west to Ashland County, Ohio, where his family changed the spelling of the last name to Gongwer. Many of the family members who remained in Pennsylvania retained the Gongaware spelling.

According to Geoff Gongwer:
"This Family Tree sprouts from immigrant Jacob Gangwehr, born 1677 (possibly son of Heinrich (Gangwehr)), who came from Germany to America on the ship "James Goodwill" in 1727. Jacob settled in Northampton Co., PA. In the 1850's, one of his sons, Michael, moved to Westmoreland Co., PA, where the family name became known as "Gongaware". The family lived on a farm beside the Gongwer Woods near the site of the Battle of Bushy Run, and there is a Gongaware Road that runs along the edge of the battlefield present-day park, in Jeannette, PA. Subsequently, one of Michael's sons, Joseph, and one of Michael's grandsons, Philip* (son of Philip G. Gongaware) moved to Columbiana County, OH, and Richland County, OH, around 1803 and 1823, respectively. In their new lands, ~100 miles apart, both Joseph's and Philip's family's last names became known as Gongwer, thus "giving birth" to this new spelling of the family name. Some researchers believe that the original family name (Gangwehr) itself was made up by Jacob, since there is no known record of such a name in Germany"

"He was of the Reformed faith, and was a communicant of Blue Church outside Coopersburg, PA. Jacob acquired his first 150 acres from the Penn family in 1734. This tract and subsequently-acquired adjoining land were farmed by Jacob Gangewer and his family until the end of the eighteenth century. Over time, he acquired hundreds of acres of land, and built a stone house, parts of which still stood as of 1884. Some sources have his name as "John". This apparently mistakes the religion`s universal name of "Johannes" before the individual`s name. As of 1930, the family graveyard still existed, "identified by a marker made up from surviving headstones", adjacent to Weyhill Course Hole #7 of the Saucon Valley Golf & Country Club, outside Friedensburg, PA."[14]

Other Sources
History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Hauser, James - A History of Lehigh County Pennsylvania

Notes
Roberts,et.al. History of Lehigh County Pennsylvania,Vol.II. Lehigh Valley Publishing Co. Allentown,Pennsylvania, USA. 1914. Page. 413.
A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727-1776 ... = Chronologisch geordnete Sammlung von mehr als 30,000 Namen von Einwanderern in Pennsylvanien aus Deutschland, der Schweiz, Holland, Frankreich u. a. St. von 1727 bis 1776 ... (1927 revision). Rupp, I. Daniel (Israel Daniel), 1803-1878
Pfalzer in Amerika, by herausgegeben von Roland Paul und Karl Scherer, Institut for pfalzzische Geschichte unde Volkskunde Kaiserslautern, 1995, p. 48
A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727-1776 ... = Chronologisch geordnete Sammlung von mehr als 30,000 Namen von Einwanderern in Pennsylvanien aus Deutschland, der Schweiz, Holland, Frankreich u. a. St. von 1727 bis 1776 ... (1927 revision). Rupp, I. Daniel (Israel Daniel), 1803-1878
Source: Ship Passenger Lists, Pennsylvania and Delaware (1641 - 1825) page 49 - 50. By Carl Boyer, 3rd. 1980
A history of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, from the earliest settlements to the present time, including much valuable information for the use of schools, families, libraries (1902), Hauser, James Joseph, 1854-,
History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Alfred Mathews & Austin N. Hungerford. Publisher: Philadelphia: Everts & Richards. 1884, p. 427.
History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon... p. 427.
History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon... p. 426.
History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon... p. 428.
History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon... p. 429.
Often spelled "Gangaware" or "Gangewere" in Lehigh County histories and "Gongaware" in Westmoreland County histories
John N. Boucher, History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Vol 1, p. 503
http://gongwer.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=gongwer&view=0&pid=1116&ver=35#moreinfo_ Geoff Gongwer's research

Category : Individuals (Gongwer Family)

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Re: Gangewehr, Gangewere, Gongaware

Robert Gangewere
Posted: 4 Feb 2012 7:27PM
Classification: Query Surnames: Ganwehr, Ganwyer, Gangewere

I know this is 12 years later from Debbie's inquiry, but maybe there is still some interest. Here is the summary I have so far as I retrace my own roots, in a family memoir, to Jacob.

Johann Jacob Gangwehr (i.e. John Jacob Gangewere ) was born in Traunstein, Bayern, Germany in 1705, and at age 22 emigrated by himself to the United States from the port of Rotterdam, arriving in Philadelphia, 27 September, 1727. His name is near the top of the manifest of passengers, which reads:

On 27 September, 1727, fifty-three Palatines with their families, about 200 persons, imported in the ship "James Goodwill," David Crocket, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Falmouth, appeared, repeated, and signed the Declaration [Source: Col. Rec. II, pg 284] This was the first time the Philadelphia immigration agents asked a shipload of Germans to sign their names in a registry-there were so many arriving from the Rineland that the Americans felt it necessary to keep track of them.

Johann moved 60 miles north of Philadelphia and settled in Upper Saucon Township, near Bethlehem, and married Eva Christina (Catherina) Clauder (?) in 1730, at age 25. He is the American forebear of the Gangewere line, which among his desecendents had many spellings, such as Gongaware, Gangwer, and Gangwyer. The variant spellings relate to the Americans who had to spell of the sound of the name in German.

The town of Johann's origin, Traunstein in the state of Bayern, is above Munich, on the Isar River, north of the Bavarian Alps. This is the southeastern heart of Germany, with Augsburg to the west, where Luther was active, and Nurenburg to the North, where the Allies symbolically held the trials after World War II, condemning the Nazi leadership. The land is full of plateaus and forests, and the Isar flows north into the Danube. In photos the Isar resembles the Delaware river.

The religious wars of the Reformation, between Protestants and Catholics in the 1600s, spared Traunstein, but in 1705 during the war of the Spanish Succession about unifying France and Spain, the town was burned, destroying its medieval buildings, and producing hardship on the citizens. Bayern or Bavaria was a separate city-state and part of the Catholic Holy Roman Empire. The unification of Germany in 1871 made Bavaria one of the largest German states.

Other records indicate Jacob Gangwehr bought 25 acres in Bucks County on 22 October, 1751, and lists his name as Johannes Jacob Gangwehr, [Source Pennsylvania German Pioneers, 1727-1808 Vol. 1]. His father is identified as Heinrich, born 1679, who did not immigrate to America. There is another family tree with a photo of a tombstone in the Friedensville Cemetary, Friedensville, Lehigh County, apparently metal attached to stone, which reads Jacob Gangwehr, 1667-1779, and has the name Charles at the bottom. This would make Jacob 99 years old at the time of his death. The father's birth date and Jacob's birthdate are probably confused. Jacob married Susanna Margaret Heistern (Hertz), 1708-1794.

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[Source: Extract - History of Lehigh County Pennsylvania and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of its Families, Vol. 2, 1914, by Charles Rhoads Roberts and others, Gangewere Family, pages 410 - 415]

Gangewere Family.

Jacob Gangewere emigrated from Germany to America on the ship "James Goodwill," which landed at Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1727. The name has been variously spelled as Gangwehr, Gangwer, Gangawer, Gangewer, Gangaware, and Gongaware. The name of Jacob Gangwehr appears in the list of persons who qualified, thus evidencing that he was of the Reformed faith. He is said to have been a soldier before leaving Bavaria. After his arrival in Philadelphia he acquired title to a tract of several hundred acres of land situated in what was then Northampton county, now Upper Saucon township, Lehigh county. The original dwelling house was a log cabin, but later a stone house was erected, and this is still standing, a cut of which is herewith produced. The ancestor followed the occupation of farming. He was a man of unusual vitality, being fifty years of age when he arrived here in 1727, and died in 1779 at the age of one hundred and two years. The change in the form of the name is shown by the fact that he signed his name to a petition of the German immigrants in Bucks county in 1734 as Jacob Gangwer, and among the list of communicants at the Blue church in Upper Saucon in May, 1750, we find Jacob Gangewehr and son, Christopher. The name of his wife is not on record, and the names of his children may not be given in correct order, as dates of birth are not recorded. As nearly as may be ascertained they are Michael, of further mention; Andreas (or Andrew), of further mention; Christopher, of further mention; Jacob; Matthaus, of further mention; John George; Henry, although it is not quite certain whether he was a son of this Jacob or another immigrant of a similar name, of further mention; and several other children.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Jacob Gangwehr

Birth: 1677
Death: 1779

Family links: Spouse: Susanna Gangwehr (1708 - 1794) *

Burial: Friedensville Cemetery Friedensville Lehigh County Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: John Davies
Record added: Nov 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16628830

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The following record could possibly be for the same person. However, it is equally likely -- perhaps more likely based on the birthdates of his children -- that this Jacob was the son of Jacob and the father of all the children attributed to the older Jacob. The older Jacob's supposed birthdate of 1677 would make him about 51 years old before the birth of his first supposed child, Christopher. It is more likely that the Jacob shown below, presumably born in 1705, was the older Jacob's son and the father of the children attributed to the older Jacob. It is also possible that the Susanna attributed to the older Jacob was actually the Susanna Heistern mentioned below. It is also possible that two Jacobs are not even related. Sadly, we may never know the truth.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 July 2016

[Source: findagrave.com]

Jacob Gangaware

Birth: 1705
Death: 1799

Jacob Gangwyer's name first appears on the passenger list of the ship "James Goodwill" which sailed from the Rotterdam (stopping at Falmouth, England, on the way) and arrived at the Port of Philadelphia on September 30, 1727.

Jacob Gangwyer (whose name was later changed in the records to Gangaware) was one of the founders of Saucon Township in 1743. At the time he owned two tracts of land (Tracts 127, 128 - under name Jacob Gangaware). The first tract of land was obtained by occupation as a settler: "Jacob Gongwer first occupied a tract of one hundred and fifty acres, now owned by Jacob Gangaware and the Thomas Iron Company.

Family links:
Spouse:
Susanna Heistern Gangaware (1708 - 1794)*

Children:
Mathias Gangaware (1748 - 1815)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Unknown

Created by: Lou Adams
Record added: Feb 12, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 142524084

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Abt 1677, Bayern, Germany. 420

2. Alt. Birth: 1705, Traunstein, Bayern, Germany.

3. Alt. Burial: 1779, Friedens Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania. 420

4. Alt. Death: 1779, Upper Saucon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 420

Jacob married Susanna Margreta \\. Susanna was born on 8 Mar 1708, died on 4 Oct 1794 in Upper Saucon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania420 at age 86, and was buried after 4 Oct 1794 in Friedensville Cemetery, Friedensville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Susanna were Susanna Margaret \ and420 Susanna Margaret Heistern (Hertz).

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Christopher Gangewehr 420,421 was born in 1728 in Upper Saucon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania420 and died on 13 Sep 1778 in Upper Saucon Township, , Pennsylvania420 at age 50. Other names for Christopher were Christoper Gangewehr, Christopher Gangewere, Christoph Gangwehr, and Christopher Gangwer.

         ii.  Michael Gangewehr 422 was born on 4 Aug 1731 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania,12 died on 26 Oct 1826 in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania12 at age 95, and was buried after 26 Oct 1826 in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Michael were Michael Gangewere,423 Michael Gangwehr, Michael Gongaware, and420 Michael Gongware.

        iii.  Johann Jacob Gangewehr 186 was born in 1732 in Saucon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,186 died on 26 Jun 1771 in Lower Macungie Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania186 at age 39, and was buried about 26 Jun 1771 in Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Other names for Johann were Jacob Gangewehr and186 Jacob Gangwehr.420

         iv.  Christina Gangwehr 282,420 was born in 1734420 and died after 23 Jun 1757.

          v.  George Gangwehr 420 was born on 17 Dec 1737420 and died on 18 Oct 1799 in , Rockingham, Virginia420 at age 61. Another name for George was John George Gangewehr.

         vi.  Margaret Gangwehr 420 was born in 1746420 and died on 5 Dec 1806 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania420 at age 60.

        vii.  Andreas Gangewehr 186 was born on 15 Sep 1747 in Upper Saucon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,186 died on 10 Jul 1844 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania186 at age 96, and was buried after 10 Jul 1844 in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Andreas were Andrew Gangenwehr, Andrew Gangewere, and12 Andrew Gangwehr.420

       viii.  Matthaus Gangewehr 420 was born in 1748 in Pennsylvania420 and died in 1815 in , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania420 at age 67.

110      ix.  George Gangewehr 185,186,187 (Relationship to Father: Unknown, Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) (born on 20 Jul 1756 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania - died on 2 Mar 1852 in Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)




221. Susanna Margreta \\ was born on 8 Mar 1708, died on 4 Oct 1794 in Upper Saucon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania420 at age 86, and was buried after 4 Oct 1794 in Friedensville Cemetery, Friedensville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Susanna were Susanna Margaret \ and420 Susanna Margaret Heistern (Hertz).

General Notes:

At least one source on ancestry.com (My Extended Family Tree) gives her name as Susanna Margaret Hertz but does not provide a source. This source also lists Christopher Gangewere (1735-1778) and Catharine Weaver (1740-1778) as the parents of George Gangewher (born 1756). This would make Jacob and Susanna his grandparents and not his parents as some sources indicate.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 3 August 2013

A second findagrave.com gives her name as Susanna Heistern.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Susanna Gangwehr
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1708
Death: Oct. 4, 1794

Family links: Spouse: Jacob Gangwehr (1677 - 1779)

Burial: Friedensville Cemetery Friedensville Lehigh County Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: John Davies
Record added: Nov 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16628835

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 1707.

2. Alt. Birth: Abt 4 Apr 1708, Germany. 420

3. Alt. Burial: After 4 Oct 1794, Friedens Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania. 420

Susanna married Jacob Gangewehr.282 Jacob was born about 1677 in Bavaria, Germany, died in 1779 in Pennsylvania about age 102, and was buried in 1779 in Friedensville Cemetery, Friedensville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.12 Another name for Jacob was Jacob Gangwyer.

222. Valentine Clader 188 was born on 17 Jun 1726 in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, died on 7 Aug 1775 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania188 at age 49, and was buried after 7 Aug 1775 in Dryland Union Church Cemetery, Hecktown, Northampton, Pennsylvania.188 Other names for Valentine were Valentin Clader, Valentine Cloeter, and Vallentine Cloeter.

General Notes:

[Source: Public Member Stories, ancestry.com, Clader Family, howdymt, 16 Dec 2011]

Clader Family.

Valentine Clader, the ancestor of this family, the name of which was formerly spelled Kloeder and Kleter, arrived at Philadelphia, on the ship, Lydia, Sept. 20, 1743. He was a native of the Palatinate, in Germany, where he was born June 17, 1726. He settled along the Monocacy creek, in Bethlehem township, and, after a few years, returned to his native land, where he married, Dec. 12, 1749, Anna Catharine Busz. He returned to America and lived in Bethlehem township, where he died Aug. 7, 1775, and is buried in the Dryland church cemetery at Hecktown.

His widow, Anna Catharine, was born April 5, 1731, and died Dec. 22, 1794. She is buried in the old Allentown cemetery. She married, second, Peter Beissel, and on Nov. 15, 1780, purchased from Nathaniel Seidel, of Bethlehem, for £127, 16s., a tract of 31 acres, 152 perches. Her son, Jacob, sold 19 acres of this tract to John Keim, weaver, of Bethlehem township, on Dec. 31, 1785, for £171.

Valentine and Anna Catharine Clader had nine children:

Christina, born in 1750, married George Gangawere, a soldier in the Revolution, born July 20, 1756, died March 2, 1852. She died Oct. 16, 1828, leaving forty-four grandchildren.

Jacob.

Maria Magdalena, born Feb. 26, 1752, died July 10, 1813, married a Mr. Kern, of Heidelberg township.

Catharine Barbara, born June 2, 1753, died Oct. 30, 1835, married Peter Herz, of Allentown.

Daniel.
Abraham.

Elizabeth, born March 9, 1761, died Oct. 2, 1820, married John Schadt, of Whitehall township.

Anna, married Mr. Hartzell, of near WilkesBarre.

Anna Barbara, born April 24, 1767, died Sept. 6, 1847, married Henry Kramer.

DANIEL CLADER, son of Valentine, was in command of a company of soldiers as captain in the Revolutionary War that was sent to the Sugar Loaf valley to join a force moving against the Tories and Indians. They were ambushed on the trail leading from Easton to the Susquehanna, about seven miles from Nescopeck, between what is now Hazleton and Conyingham, in Luzerne county, on Sept. 11, 1780. Fourteen of the company were killed and three taken prisoners. Captain Clader was killed, after having performed exploits which caused his name to be remembered for generations. It is said that he killed seven Indians before he was overpowered. The tree under which he was buried was marked with his initials and could be seen for many years, but is now destroyed.

ABRAHAM CLADER, Daniel's brother, was a member of the company and was in the conflict, but escaped. Nothing is known of his later life.

JACOB CLADER, eldest of the three brothers, was born Feb. 9, 1751, and died March 25, 1832. On March 1, 1776, he enlisted as a private in Capt. Rudolph Brunner's company of Col. St. Clair's Second Penna. Battalion, saw service in New York and Canada, was appointed corporal on July 1, 1776, and left Ticonderoga for home on Jan. 24, 1777. He became captain of a company of militia that saw service on the frontiers in November, 1781, and in May, 1782. After the war he kept an inn near the east bank of the Lehigh at Allentown and owned the ferry over the river. On Feb. 23, 1793, he purchased from Sarah, daughter of Caspar Wistar, a tract of fifty-three acres, along the Lehigh for £513, 10s, which is still owned by his descendants. He was one of the first persons in this section to engage in lime burning. He built a two-story house near the river, which is still standing. He is buried in the old Allentown cemetery.

Jacob Clader married, first, Salome, daughter of Henry Sherer, a cooper, of Hanover township, with whom he had eight children: Abraham. Barbara, born Sept. 29, 1782, married Jacob Bast, died April 13, 1832; Joseph; Salome, born Sept. 23, 1787, died young; Susanna, born Oct. 3, 1789, died young; Salome, born Jan. 16, 1790, married Peter Frantz, of East Penn township, Carbon county. Isaac, born Sept. 28, 1791. John, born May 14, 1793. He married, second, Margaret Kolb; daughter of Michael and Gertrude Kolb, born June 6, 1765, died Jan. 8, 1819. They had four children: Valentine, Jacob, Eve, married (1) Breslin, (2) Nagel, (3) Kidd, and Hannah, married a Mr. Breslin.

Abraham Clader was born July 20, 1780, and died May 4, 1836. His wife, Elizabeth, was born Oct. 27, 1780, and died Nov. 20, 1835. Their children were: Simon, Charles, Abraham, Frank, Margaret, married David Gausler, father of Major William H. Gausler, and Mrs. Daniel Knauss.

Joseph Clader was born May 11, 1786 and died Feb. 26, 1849. He was a farmer and lime burner on the homestead, and married (first) Catharine, daughter of Daniel Gangewere. She was born April 22, 1792, and died Feb. 1, 1832. He married, second, Mrs. Susanna Colver, born March 25, 1784, and died July 28, 1853. They had no children. Joseph Clader had seven children, John, Levi, Paul, Daniel, Josiah, Owen, and Susan, who died in infancy.

Levi Clader, son of Joseph, was born Nov. 9, 1816, and died Feb. 4, 1900. He was a blacksmith in Hanover township, as well as a tanner and lime-burner. He married Rebecca, daughter of Lorenz and Magdalena Schadt, who was born Aug. 7, 1821, and died Jan. 26, 1889. They had three children: Mary Jane, and Ellen Hannah, both deceased, and Alfred J.

Alfred J. Clader, son of Levi, was born Aug. 13, 1852, at the old Clader homestead in Hanover township. He was educated in the local schools and was engaged since 1872 in lime burning and stone quarrying, as well as farming, on the 60-acre Clader tract, with the exception of a short period of employment in Philadelphia. He retired in 1910, and moved to Allentown, where . he resides at 44 South Tenth street. He is a member of Zion Reformed church. Mr. Clader married, in 1875, Louisa L., daughter of Levi and Rachel (Seiberling) Lichtenwalner, of Lower Macungie township. They have two children: Gertrude Mabel, wife of Fred H. Reichard, a letter carrier, of Allentown, and Alice Rachel, at home.

Josiah Clader, son of Joseph, was born in 1823, and died in 1897. He was a lime-bumer and had a stone quarry on the Clader tract, where he also erected several blocks of houses. He married Matilda Koch and had one child, Mary E., since deceased, who married James T. Cooley.
James Tinsman Cooley, the son of James and Helena Cooley, was born in Hunterdon county, N. J., Sept. 10, 1850. His parents died when he was four years old and he lived with his uncle, Benjamin Snyder, a farmer and saw-miller, until he was eight years of age, when he went to Philipsburg, N. J., where he learned telegraphy with James Moore. He became an operator for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co., with whom he remained 25 years. In 1894 ne removed to Allentown, where he opened a grocery store at 556 North Fourth street, which he still conducts. He and his wife, Mary E. Clader, had one son, Raymond C., who died June 20, 1911. He married, second, Nov. 17, 1898, Clara Rebecca, daughter of Emmanuel and Eliza (Swartz) Newhard.

Isaac Clader, third son of Jacob, was born Sept. 28, 1791, and died Nov. 23, 1864. His sons were: Joseph, Thomas, David, and John.

John Clader, fourth son of Jacob, was a blacksmith, and died from the effects of a kick from a horse.

Melchior J. Clader, son of John Clader, was a native of Hanover township. In early life he was a lime dealer, and later quarried stone extensively, in which business he was succeeded by his son, George H. He died Dec. 27, 1910, aged 75 years. Mr. Clader and family were Reformed members of the Rittersville church, at which place he is buried. His wife was Martha Kramm, daughter of William Kramm, of Salisbury township. They had these children: Preston, William, Robert, George H., Charles, Jacob, and Mary E.

George H. Clader, son of Melchior Clader, was born in Hanover township, July 13, 1861. During early manhood he succeeded his father in the stone business at East Allentown, in which he continued for fifteen years, employing as many as thirty men. He quarried furnace stone, which he sold mostly to the Allentown Iron Co., the Allentown Rolling Mills, and the Crane Iron Co., at Catasauqua.Mr. Clader is a member of the firm of Butz & Clader, contractors and builders, which was organized in 1907. They constantly employ a large force of men. Among some of the leading work done by this firm, may be mentioned the following: School-house in East Allentown; Horlacher Hotel, East Allentown; addition to Horlacher Brewery; Krause garage; fire engine house of Twelfth ward; Allentown Trust Co. building, the Excelsior reservoir, at Fourth and Oak streets; the concrete bridge in Center Valley, built in 1911, and they are now engaged on the new county court house.Mr. Clader and family are members of the Reformed congregation at Rittersville. He is a member of the Foresters of America; the F. O. E., and Order of Owls. Mr. Clader is an influential Republican and was deputy sheriff of Lehigh county under Sheriff Krause. On Nov. 18, 1887, he married M. Alice Deibert. They had two children, both deceased.

Valentine Clader, fifth son of Jacob, lived in Northampton county, and was probably buried at Howertown or Stone Church. He was of the Reformed faith. He had the following children: William ; Tilghman; Sarah, married Rev. Kreiss; Samuel and Mary (Mrs. Beil, of Indiana).

Samuel Clader, son of Valentine, a resident of North Whitehall township, was born in 1825 and died in 1901. He was a contractor in lime for a number of years. He then moved to Coplay, where he was employed in the Coplay furnaces, until his retirement. He was a Reformed member of the Egypt church, and for a number of years he served as school director. He married Amelia Scheirer, daughter of David Scheirer, and wife. They had the following children: Maria, married O.H. Berger; William H.; Mary, married Charles Johnson; Lewis S.; John P.; Clara, married Frank Schlicher, and Charles M.

John P. Clader was born Oct. 15, 1871, in North Whitehall township. He was educated in the public schools of North Whitehall and Coplay high school. After leaving school he entered the employ of the United States Cement Company. He was later employed by the Lehigh Valley Car Works; the Keystone Cement Co.; the Manning, Maxwell, and Moore Prospecting Co., and the Atlas Cement Co. He then became foreman for one of the mills of the American Cement Co., which position he holds at the present time.Mr. Clader is a member of the Reformed Church, which he serves as deacon. In politics he is a Democrat. He served one term as burgess of Coplay and two terms as a member of town council. He is a member of Northampton Tribe, I. O. R. M., and Allentown Aerie, No. 11o, F. O. E. He was married, June 22, 1889, to Ida R., daughter of Josiah and Lucinda (Shoemaker) Fenstermacher. They have the following children: Frank A.; Ruth O.; Hilda M.; Miriam I.; Helen, died young; Amelia L.; Isabella, and May, both died young; Harry C.; John P., Jr.; Bessie, and Robert L.

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[Source Public Member Stories, ancestry.com. submitter unknown, downloaded 30 July 20013]

Globe Times Newspaper, Monday Aug. 19, 1974

Tombstones Bulldozed On Living Memorial Site

Tombstones are being bulldozed in a section of the former Dryland Church Cemetery in Hecktown, where a living memorial will be erected in the future. Harold Fabian head of the Dryland Graveyard Assn. said site, dating back to the 1750s, will be marked by a central monument with a standard placed nearby listing the names of those buried on the grounds.
The graveyard, over a period of time, will be regraded and seeded so as to be "presentable to the rest of the community," Fabian explained. No graves will be touched, he added.
The Rev. Robert Herman, pastor of the Hecktown Trinity Lutheran Church, commenting on the work being done, said: The wind gets terrific up there, blowing over the brittle stones and breaking them. A lawnmower couldn't get through there.
It is estimated that approximately 50 tons of topsoil will be needed to complete the work.
Fabian stressed that "considerable time will be required before the changeover is completed." Repairs attempted in the early 1960s were not successful," Rev. Mr. Herman said earlier. It was also pointed out that further attempts at repair work would have involved "tremendous costs" that could not be underwriten.

There is a picture of a bulldozer picking up the stones. Where they went from there, is unknown.
One of the tombstones bulldozed was that of Valentine Cloeter, which read as follows:
VALLENTINE CLOETER
Born June 27, 1726
in Prafz. 1st getraut
Dec. 12, 1749. hat
9 Kinder. depart.
Aug. 7th, 1775

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[Source: PA-Roots, Clader/Klader at Sugarloaf Massacre, posted by JGray, http://www.pa-roots.org/data/read.php?503,326847]

Clader/Klader at Sugarloaf Massacre

June 17, 2004 02:57PM

As printed in "The Plain Speaker", Edited in Hazelton, PA. September 9, 1933 (Luzerne County)
Dedication of Shaft at site of Sugarloaf Massacre in 1780, Commemoration of 153rd anniversary of the surprise attack on Captain Clader's company held at Coyngham.

It commemorates the surprise attack made by a band of British Torries and Indians on the Revolutionary Army Company of Capt. Daniel Clader as the patriots were refreshing themselves at a spring.

One week from tomorrow, the 17 of Sept., is the 145 anniversary of the completion and signing of Constitution of the United States. All the preceding week is to be observed as Constitution Week. It is therefore particularly fitting we should pause here to remember those sacrifices which made this Nation a reality. A short distance from here lies the grave of a man whose death was such a sacrifice. It is our privilege to mark his grave so that others may know something of his history. The grave of a brave and noble soldier, Captain Daniel Clader.

Milo Daniel Clader of Allentown, who is a great-great-great-grand nephew of Capt. Clader, spoke on the Clader family. "It gives me a thrill to stand before you as one of the descendents of a family that was so brave and sacrificed their lives in this vicinity on Sept. 11, 1780 - 153 years ago. There is no doubt that this was not the only sacrifice given by the Claders, as records show that Valentine Clader, the first known ancestor to come to America, landed in Philadelphia on the Good Ship Lydia, Sept. 20, 1743.

Valentine Clader was a Swiss by birth, migrating to Germany in his boyhood days and settled in Palatinate, Germany. He was born, according to records acquired, on the 17th day of June 1726. When he landed in Philadelphia, he found his way to Lancaster County, where his pursued his handicraft as a carpenter and later settled along the stream north of Bethlehem.

In this location, Valentine Clader was a pioneer who cleared the grounds of thickets and trees, tilled the soil and built upon this clearing a home which he wished to establish for his future life and to rear a family. After five years, he returned to Germany and married Anna Catherine Busz and returned to America and lived in Bethlehem Township until his death, Aug. 7, 1775
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From this marriage, there were nine children: three boys and six girls, of which Capt. Daniel Clader, Abraham Clader, and Jacob Clader were the three sons. Capt. Daniel Clader and Abraham Clader, a private in Capt. VanEtten's Army, were dispatched from Stroudsburg, which was then known as Fort Penn, to the Wyoming Valley, to help subdue the Torries and Indians who were creating very unpleasant conditions for the settlers. And on this trip, both Capt. Daniel Clader and Abraham Clader lost their lives.

Jacob Clader, the oldest of the three, later became a Captain in General Washington's army. He enlisted as a private on March 1, 1776, and saw action in New York and Canada. He was appointed Corporal on July 1, 1776, and later became Captain of a company of militia that saw action at the front in Nov. 1781 and May 1782. Later in years, Jacob became a tavern keeper and records also show that he became a great land owner in the Lehigh Valley.

During the lives of the Claders, there were craftsmen, agriculturists, lime burners, certified public accountants, and yeomen. In the Lehigh Valley stands the first part of the new court house constructed by one George Clader.

In the early 1800s, the third generation of the Clader family were outstanding land owners in the industrial center of the Lehigh Valley. Daniel Clader II and Joseph Clader were not only lime burners on a large scale, but were contractors and railroad builders, as well as general merchandisers in Berks County. From this generation sprang a very strong and industrious class of people. They have contributed to the building of our largest county buildings, bank buildings, schoolhouses, and reservoirs in Lehigh Valley. Not only buildings, but large structural bridges and breweries, which are still standing as a test to their ability as builders.

Permit me at this time to call to your attention, the fact that the Claders have been born not only as an industrial class of people, but they were unusually brave and loved to fight, as history tells us.

One hundred ninety years ago this very month, the first Clader braved the Atlantic Ocean, when it took six months to cross from the European side to the American side, when Philadelphia was the port of landing. Not only did he cross it once in quest of a fit place to live, but crossed it three times.

All the Claders have fought with a conviction in mind to assist in making the United States a fit place in which to live. At that time, it was known only as the 13 Colonies. Regardless of all the hardships that they encountered, the first three generations of the Clader family acted at the direction of their own minds and their strict respect of God and their church in their daily walks of life."

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The following is probably a reference to this individual:

[Source findagrave.com]

Valentine Clader (Cloeter)

Birth: Jun. 17, 1726 Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Aug. 7, 1775 Bethlehem Northampton County Pennsylvania, USA
Burial: Dryland Union Church Cemetery Hecktown Northampton County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Headstone Since Removed

Created by: J. Gray
Record added: Apr 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88309958

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Vallentin Cloeter

Birth: Jun. 17, 1726
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Aug. 7, 1775
Bethlehem
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Birth and Death Months and Days and possible duplicate at Find A Grave Memorial# 19005410 with differing First Name and Death Year contributed by Jo (#47283676) 02/24/2015 (bio by: Paula)

Family links:
Children:
Jacob Clader (1751 - 1832)*
Eva Christina Clader Gangewere (1758 - 1828)*
Abraham Clader (1780 - 1836)*
Joseph Clader (1786 - 1849)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Dryland Reformed Cemetery
Hecktown
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Memorials Sign Board '96 Albrecht thru Klipple

Created by: Peggy Spengler-Moser
Record added: Apr 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19005410

Valentine married Anna Catharine Busz 188 on 12 Dec 1749 in Germany.188 Anna was born on 5 Apr 1731 in probably Germany,188 died on 22 Dec 1794188 at age 63, and was buried after 22 Dec 1794 in Old Allentown cemetery, Allentown, Northampton, Pennsylvania.188 Another name for Anna was Anna Catharine Buss.

Children from this marriage were:

111       i.  Christina Clader 185,186,188 (born in 1750 - died on 16 Oct 1828, buried in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Jacob Clader 188 was born on 9 Feb 1751,188 died on 25 Mar 1832 at age 81, and was buried after 25 Mar 1832 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.

        iii.  Maria Magdalena Clader 188 was born on 26 Feb 1752188 and died on 10 Jul 1813188 at age 61.

         iv.  Catharine Barbara Clader 188 was born on 2 Jun 1753188 and died on 30 Oct 1835188 at age 82.

          v.  Anna Clader 188 was born after 1754.

         vi.  Abraham Clader 188 was born after 1754. The cause of his death was probably killed in the "Sugarloaf Massacre" by British Tories and Indians supporting the British.

        vii.  Daniel Clader 188 was born after 1754, died on 11 Sep 1780 in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania,188 and was buried about 11 Sep 1780 in Under A Tree With His Initials Which Has Since Been Destroyed. The cause of his death was killed in the "Sugarloaf Massacre" by British Tories and Indians supporting the British.

       viii.  Elizabeth Clader 188 was born on 9 Mar 1761188 and died on 2 Oct 1820188 at age 59.

         ix.  Anna Barbara Clader 188 was born on 24 Apr 1767,188 died on 6 Sep 1847188 at age 80, and was buried after 6 Sep 1847 in Union - West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.


223. Anna Catharine Busz,188 daughter of Johan Jacob Buss and Catharina Ritter, was born on 5 Apr 1731 in probably Germany,188 died on 22 Dec 1794188 at age 63, and was buried after 22 Dec 1794 in Old Allentown cemetery, Allentown, Northampton, Pennsylvania.188 Another name for Anna was Anna Catharine Buss.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 6 Apr 1730.

2. Baptised: 1730, Gross-und Kleinniedesheim Lutheran Kirchebuch.

Anna married Valentine Clader 188 on 12 Dec 1749 in Germany.188 Valentine was born on 17 Jun 1726 in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, died on 7 Aug 1775 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania188 at age 49, and was buried after 7 Aug 1775 in Dryland Union Church Cemetery, Hecktown, Northampton, Pennsylvania.188 Other names for Valentine were Valentin Clader, Valentine Cloeter, and Vallentine Cloeter.

Anna next married Peter Beissell 188 after 7 Aug 1775.188


224. Michael Melcher,110,114 son of Johannes Melcher 51,114,424 and Gertrout \\,110 was born between 1740 and 1750.1

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1840. 425 A "Michael Melcher, Sr." was living in "Tunicum Township" in the 1840 PA census (page 157). It could have been this individual but more likely would have been his son, Michael.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 20 January 2009

Michael married someone.

His child was:

112       i.  Michael Melcher Jr. 110 (born between 1760 and 1775)


228. Nicholas Strauss,48,51,193,194,210 son of John Michael Strauss and \\, was born about 1720 in Urfar, Wertheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany290 and died in 1809 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania194,290 about age 89. Other names for Nicholas were Nicholas Strause,51,210 George Nicholas Strauss,195 Johann Nicholas Strauss,210 Nicholas Strouse, and426 Nicholas Strouss.52

General Notes:

[Source: Carol Ann Lembke McKee Jenkins, Oliver Hoffman Melchior genealogy, 23 Feb 1999]

Nicholas Strause came from the Palatinate, to Philadelphia, in September 1753 on the "Richard & Mary". "He made his mark".

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[Source: Ed Lutton (provided by Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.)]

The following is extracted from the handwritten notes for a speech given by Ed Lutton to the descendants of Tobias Melchior at a family reunion about 1972 or 1973 (copy provided by Carol Lembke McKee Jenkins). Transcription of text by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 May 1999:

"The Nicholas Strouss who is apparently our own young German from the Palatinate made his mark, instead of signing, when he arrived at Philadelphia, Sept 1753 on the ship "Richard and Mary".
He acquired 100 acres in Bedminster, according to tax records, had 7 sons and 2 daughters, according to his will. He died in 1809 leaving a wife Christina who might have been a 2nd wife. Perhaps we can find out someday.
Of these seven sons who complicate our search, only two - John and Henry, the next to youngest, b. ca 1755, remained permanently around Bedminster and Nockamixon, and, of these, John had no dau Sarah, while Henry did, bp 1788 as Maria Sarah. John left a will but Henry died intestate; an inventory exists which with other records show him to have been both a weaver and a farmer.
Among other items he left a Bay Mare, a Brindle Bull, a sleigh, a winnowing mill, several dung forks, 2 planks, a lot of shrukels (the spelling was informal in 1834), 25 bundles of flax, $16.00 worth of grain in the ground, 2 barrels of winneger, 5 spinning wheels, a lot of piler cases, and 27 yards of flax linen.
Brothers John and Henry Strouse both served in the Revolution. They married sisters, Catherine Elizabeth and Mary Magdalena, daughters of John and Anna Margaret Pfeil. We cannot now decide which was our John Pfeil among several early German immigrants of that name from the Palatinate. Our John Pfeil or his son John acquired property in Nockamixon and another son Henry was variously in Bedminster and Nockamixon. From baptismal records it is suggested that Anna Margaret Pfeil, wife of the 1st John Pfeil, was of the Overbeck family important to early Nockamixon.
So much for the line of Strausses behind Susannah Hoffmann."

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, 15 June 2002 - updated]

THE STROUSE FAMILY THE FIRST GENERATION

Some of the following was compiled by myself, with input from the following: Tom Myers, Jake Hannam and Fay Overly. The line of George Strouse Index # 15 was compiled by Jeanne Killick, please see #15 or a link created on my site.

1. NICHOLAS STROUSE B. ______ Died ca. 1809. Married 1st Anna Maria ______? She died after 1789. But prior to 1797. Married 2nd Christina _______? Bucks County Transcript tax 1784 Bedminster Twp, Strouse, Nicholas 96 acres, 1 house, 1 outhouse, 4 people 1790 Census Bucks Co. 1 male over 16 Years, 1 male under 16 Years 2 Females. The 1798 tax list shows that Nicholas has a log house 26' x 20' 1 story with a log barn 36' x 22', value $1,100.00 with 95 acres. His land adjoins Bartle White and Abraham Fretz which means his land was a portion of the 1001 acres in the far northeastern tip of Bedminster twp. The will of Nicholas Strouse was written December 8, 1808 #3630 shows his wife Christina is to receive 1/3 of the sum arising from the sale of Nicholas' estate. The children that are mentioned in the will are shown here in the order they appear in the will Michael, Christopher, John, George, Leonard, Henry, Jacob, a daughter intermarried with Michael Lambert and Margaret. Also mentioned in the will is Nicholas the son of John. Conrad Harpel and Peter Ott of Bedminster are directed as the Executers of the will. Note: will book 6 page 269 in Nockamixon Twp. December 19, 1789 Jacob Geist has a wife Eva Catherina and her brother Nicholas Strouse (could this be the same as our Nicholas?) I have to checked land deeds records until 1919 of the purchase or sale of this property. Jacob Wildonger purchased the real estate for $3066.80 of which ½ was to be paid April 1, 1809 and the second ½ was to be paid April 1, 1810. Estate to all his children and his wife's daughter Mary Catharine (It does appear Christina was previously married) There are a few new developments in this area, it appears Nicholas Strouse, was Johann Nicholas Strauss who was born ca. 1725 the son of John Michael Strauss of Urfar, from the County of Wertheim, Germany and that he and his wife and a child aged 1 and a half immigtrated. At that or nearly at that time his sister Eva Anna also immigrated. Further research is needed here.

There is a Nicholas Strouss in Ship Richard and Mary who came in Sep. 17, 1753. This is the most likely candidate to be of my family line.

WILL OF NICHOLAS STROUSE BEDMINSTER

Be it remembered that I Nicholas Strouse of Bedminster Township in the County of Bucks and commonwealth of Pennsylvania Yeoman considering the uncertainity of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding. Blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my Body to the earth to be buried in decent like Burial at the discretion of my Executors herein after named and as touching such wordly Estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life. I give and dispose of the same in manner following to wit. First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Christianna the one third part of my personal Estate absolute and I further give and bequeath unto my said beloved wife Christina the lawful interest of one third part of the sum arising from the sale of my real Estate herein after directed to be sold to be paid unto her yearly and every year during her natural life and after her decease the said one third part of my real Estate I will and order that the same be equally divided to and amongst my Sons Michael, Christopher, John, George, Leonard, Henry and Jacob and my daughter Rosina (who is intermarried with Michael Lambert) and Margaret in equal shares; and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate Goods and Chattels of what kind and nature so ever the same may be including sundry Book debts charged against several of my herein before named Children I give and bequeath the same unto my herein before named Sons and Daughters to be equally divided amongst them all in equal shares provided and I do expressly order direct that the here in before mentioned book debts shall not be brought into my Estate in any other manner then for the sole purpose of being equally distributed to and amongst all of my heirs before named Children; and I do hereby order and direct my Executors herein after named that they as soon as convenient may be after my decease do sell my real and personal Estate for the best price or prices that can be gotten for the same and for the purpose I do hereby empower and authorize my Executor herein after named to make and execute a good and sufficient deed or deeds for my real Estate in fee simple to the purchase or purchasers thereof as fully and completely as I could do were I alive and personally present at the execution thereof and lastly I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my trusty Friend Conrad Harple and Peter Ott both of the said Township of Bedminster Yeomen to be the Executors of my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills and Testaments by me made. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the Twelfth day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eight. Signed, Sealed published and declared by the above named Nicholas Strouse to be his last will and Testament X his mark Nicholas Strouse Witnessed by Ralph Stover and Abraham Fretz

From the Registers Office, Buck's County On the 28th day of May A.D. 1810 before me, Nath Irwin Register of Wills, &c. Personally appeared Thomas Richards of lawful age, who being sworn as the law directs, did depose and say; that on the 27th day of April last past, he put up three Advertisements or Notices; true copies of that which is here-unto annexed; viz. One at John Van Camp's Smith Shop one at Deep Run Presbyterian Church; and one at Lewis Lunn's Tavern; All in the Township of Bedminster in the said County of Bucks - that the said Notices were duly fastened in conspicuous situations; and that the said Smith Shop, Church and Tavern are (he believes) among the most public places in the said township of Bedminster.

A brief summary of the accounts of the will of Nicholas Strouse. To the amount of the inventory $523.13

Advance on sale $194.32 Real Estate sold to Jacob Wildonger at L1150-1 equal to $3060.80 1st of April 1809 $1533.00 and the residue thereof 1st of April 1810 of $1533.40 making the total value of the Will $3784.25

11. Rosina Strouse married Michael Lambert

12. John Michael Strouse married Catharine Stine/Stone

13. Christopher Strouse married Anna Young?

14. John Strouse married Elizabeth Catherine Pfeil

15. George Strouse married Maria Loux

16. Leonard Strouse married Anna Phillipina ____?

17. Henry Strouse married Maria Magdalena Pheil

18. Jacob Strouse

19 John Philip-probably deceased by 1808

1A. Margaret -Single in 1808

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NOTE: The following census listings and 1812 reference are "possible" connections to the family of our ancestor, Nicholas Strause. I leave it to the reader to determine whether the Strouse's listed here are the same family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 March 2004

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[Source: Colonial America, 1607-1789 PA Census Index, page 431 and 432]

Name State County Location Year

Straus, George Nicklas PA PHILADELPHIA CO. PHILIDELPHIA 1753
Strauss, Albrecht PA PHILADELPHIA CO. PHILADELPHIA 1732
Strauss, Darius PA PHILADELPHIA CO. PHILIDELPHIA 1765
Strauss, Jaocb PA PHILADELPHIA CO. PHILADELPHIA 1749
Strauss, Johan Georg PA PHILADELPHIA CO. PHILADELPHIA 1752
Strauss, Nicklaus PA PHILADELPHIA CO. PHILADELPHIA 1752
Strous, Nicholas PA PHILADELPHIA CO. PHILADELPHIA 1738
Strousin, Nicholas PA PHILADELPHIA CO. PHILIDELPHIA 1753

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[Source: 1790 PA Census Index]

Name State County Page Year
Strouse, Henry PA BUCKS CO. 054 1790
Strouse, John PA BUCKS CO. 053 1790
Strouse, Leonard PA BUCKS CO. 053 1790
Strouse, Michael PA BUCKS CO. 053 1790
Strouse, Nicholas PA BUCKS CO. 055 1790

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Source: 1800 PA Census Index, page 213]

Name State County Page Year Age Ranges
Strouse, Christian PA BUCKS CO. 285 1800 11210-2201000
Strouse, George PA BUCKS CO. 264 1800 30010-1201000
Strouse, Henry PA BUCKS CO. 264 1800 32010-1201000
Strouse, Jacob PA BUCKS CO. 264 1800 00100-0201000
Strouse, John PA BUCKS CO. 264 1800 12010-2311000
Strouse, Leonard PA BUCKS CO. 264 1800 00001-1000100
Strouse, Michael PA BUCKS CO. 226 1800 00101-2300100
Strouse, Nicholas PA BUCKS CO. 226 1800 00101-0010000

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[Source: 1820 PA Census Index, page 380]

Name State County Location Page Year
Strous, Leonard PA BUCKS CO. TINICUM TWP 027 1820
Strouse, Christopher PA BUCKS CO. TINICUM TWP 027 1820
Strouse, Frederick PA BUCKS CO. TINICUM TWP 029 1820
Strouse, Henry PA BUCKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 034 1820
Strouse, Jacob PA BUCKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 032 1820
Strouse, John PA BUCKS CO. HAYCOCK TWP 047 1820
Strouse, John, Sr. PA BUCKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 034 1820
Strouse, Leonard PA BUCKS CO. TINICUM TWP 029 1820
Strouse, Nicholas PA BUCKS CO. TINICUM TWP 029 1820
Strouse, Peter PA BUCKS CO. TINICUM TWP 027 1820
Strouse, Philip PA BUCKS CO. HAYCOCK TWP 048 1820
Strouse, Samuel PA BUCKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 033 1820
Strouse, John PA BUCKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 034 1820

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[Source: 1830 PA Census Index, pages 375, 376]
Note the incorrect listings for Tinicum, Nockamixon, and Haycock Townships as Berks Co. instead of Bucks!

Name State County Location Page Year
Strouse, Frederick PA BERKS CO. TINICUM TWP 266 1830
Strouse, George PA BERKS CO. TINICUM TWP 264 1830
Strouse, Henry, Sr. PA BERKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 260 1830
Strouse, Isaac PA BERKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 260 1830
Strouse, Jacob PA BERKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 253 1830
Strouse, Jacob PA BERKS CO. TINICUM TWP 264 1830
Strouse, Jacob PA BERKS CO. UPPER BERN TWP 178 1830
Strouse, Jacob PA BERKS CO. UPPER TULPENHOCKEN 243 1830
Strouse, John PA BERKS CO. HAYCOCK TWP 250 1830
Strouse, John PA BERKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 260 1830
Strouse, John PA BERKS CO. UPPER TULPENHOCKEN 238 1830
Strouse, John PA BERKS CO. UPPER TULPENHOCKEN 240 1830
Strouse, Jonathan PA BERKS CO. TINICUM TWP 268 1830
Strouse, Joseph PA BERKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 253 1830
Strouse, Joseph PA BERKS CO. UPPER BERN TWP 177 1830
Strouse, Leonard PA BERKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 254 1830
Strouse, Michael PA BERKS CO. TULPENHOCKEN TWP 223 1830
Strouse, Nicholas PA BERKS CO. TINICUM TWP 268 1830
Strouse, Philip PA BERKS CO. UPPER BERN TWP 177 1830
Strouse, Philip PA BERKS CO. UPPER BERN TWP 178 1830
Strouse, Philip PA BERKS CO. UPPER TULPENHOCKEN 245 1830
Strouse, Samuel PA BERKS CO. TINICUM TWP 265 1830
Strouse, Stoffel PA BERKS CO. TINICUM TWP 264 1830
Strouse, William PA BERKS CO. UPPER BERN TWP 178 1830

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[Source: 1850 PA Census Index, page 1571]

Name State County Location Year Roll Page

Strous, John PA Bucks Hilltown Township 1850 758 287
Strous, Mary PA Bucks Warrington Township 1850 758 107
Strouse, Aaron PA Bucks Richland Township 1850 759 310
Strouse, Abraham PA Bucks Nockamixon Township 1850 759 248
Strouse, Catharine PA Bucks Plumstead Township 1850 758 224
Strouse, Elizabeth PA Bucks Doylestown Borough 1850 759 332
Strouse, Elizabeth PA Bucks Tinicum Township 1850 759 290
Strouse, Ellen PA Bucks Tinicum Township 1850 759 289
Strouse, Fred PA Bucks Tinicum Township 1850 759 290
Strouse, Frederick PA Bucks New Britain Township 1850 758 300
Strouse, Geroge PA Bucks Richland Township 1850 759 322
Strouse, Henry PA Bucks Nockamixon Township 1850 759 272
Strouse, Jacob PA Bucks Haycock Township 1850 759 201
Strouse, Jacob PA Bucks Tinicum Township 1850 759 276
Strouse, John PA Bucks Bedminster Township 1850 758 246
Strouse, Jonathan PA Bucks Tinicum Township 1850 759 298
Strouse, Joseph PA Bucks Bedminster Township 1850 758 255
Strouse, Leonard PA Bucks Nockamixon Township 1850 759 270
Strouse, Luiann PA Bucks Tinicum Township 1850 759 276
Strouse, Mary Jane PA Bucks Haycock Township 1850 759 197
Strouse, Nicholas PA Bucks Tinicum Township 1850 759 292
Strouse, Philip PA Bucks Haycock Township 1850 759 202
Strouse, Samuel PA Bucks Tinicum Township 1850 759 277
Strouse, Samuel PA Bucks Tinicum Township 1850 759 297
Strouses, Amos PA Bucks Durham Township 1850 759 241

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 August 2000]

NOTE: Carrie E. Bodensteiner names John Michael Strauss, John Strauss, Henry Strauss, and Christopher Strauss as the 'possible' children of Leonard Strauss and Anna Phillippina. Most other sources show them and their siblings as the children of Nicholas Strauss and Christina \\.

An 1892 document by Rev. John F. Rathgeber, Freemansburg., Pa. May 11 1893 (provided by Barbara LaValley to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.) also attributes Rosina, wife of John Michael Lambert, to "... John Lenard Strauss and his wife Philippina [who] settled in Tinicum Township., Bucks Co., Pa. not later than 1776. They moved to Windsor Township., York Co., ....".

-- See also the Notes on Rosina Strauss -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 June 2001

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[Source: Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 August 2000, from Doug Strohl]

I am looking for info on Nicholas Strauss, b. abt 1720,Ufar, Wertheim, Germany; d.1809, Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA; his wife Phillipina Christiana and their ancestry and descendents. Do you have any info?

Doug Strohl

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[Sources: Larry Hillpot, Tom Myers, and Ed Lutton]

Mr. Myers says that the children of Nicholas Strause were by a wife named "Anna Maria". Ed Lutton (see above) indicates that Christina may have been a second wife of Nicholas. Also, Mr. Hillpot now appears to agree that the first wife of Nicholas was Anna Maria and the second wife was Christina (15 June 2002).
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 March 2004

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[Source: Joyce Minton, MINTON file, Rootsweb.com, dated 23 February 2000]

ID: I1147
Name: GEORGE NICHOLAS STRAUSS
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1725 in URFAR/URPHAR, WERTHEIM,, GERMANY
Death: 1808 1809 in BEDMINSTER TWP, BUCKS CO, PA

MISC: +
Note:
GEORGE AND HIS BROTHERS, JOHN LEONARD, MICHAEL, JOHN AND CHRISTOPHER SERVED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

Father: MICHAEL STRAUSS

Marriage 1 CHRISTIANA [ ] b: ABT 1725 in ,,,GERMANY
Divorced: N
Married: 1749/50 in ,,,GERMANY
Children
ROSINA STRAUSS b: ABT 1750 in ,,,GERMANY
*MICHAEL STRAUSS b: 1753 in ,,PA
*JOHN LEONARD STRAUSS b: 1755 in ,,PA
*GEORGE STRAUSS b: 1757 in ,,PA
*JOHN STRAUSS b: 1759 in ,,PA
*CHRISTOPHER STRAUSS b: 1761 in ,,PA
*JACOB STRAUSS b: 1763 in ,,PA
*HENRY STRAUSS b: 1765 in ,,PA

*NOTE: I checked Ms. Minton's web page on 8 September 2003 and these names were not included. She only listed Rosina as a child.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 8 September 2003

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[Source: Abstracts of Bucks Co, PA, Wills, 1785 - 1825, page 80]

Page 31. Nicholas Strouse, Bedminster Twp., yeoman. December 12, 1808.
Proved March 14, 1809.
Wife Christiana. Conrad Harple and Peter Ott exrs. Ch. Michael, Christopher, John, George, Leonard, Henry, Jacob and Rosina, wife of Michael Lambert. Wits: Ralph Stover, Abraham Fretz.

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NOTE: The following references could, conceivably, be references to one or more of Nicholas Strauss's sons or grandsons. I have included ONLY those in Pennsylvania regiments. -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 February 2004

[Source: War of 1812 Service Records]

Name Company Rank

DAVID STROUSE 1 REG'T (TAYLOR'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE
HENRY STROUSE 71 REG'T (HUTTER'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL. PRIVATE
JACOB STROUSE THOMPSON'S REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA MIL. SERGEANT
JACOB STROUSE THOMPSON'S REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA MIL. PRIVATE
JACOB STROUSE 32 REG'T (KRICKBAUM'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL. PRIVATE
JACOB STROUSE 71 REG'T (HUTTER'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL. PRIVATE
JOHN STROUSE THOMPSON'S REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA MIL. PRIVATE
PHILIP STROUSE 32 REG'T (KRICKBAUM'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL. PRIVATE
WILLIAM STROUSE 2 REG'T (RITSCHER'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL. PRIVATE

Noted events in his life were:

1. Comment 1: Name spelled as "Nicholas Strouss" by Ed Lutton

2. Alt. Birth: Abt 1725. 210 Urfar/Urphar, Wertheim, Germany

3. Census: 1790. 427 Nicholas Strouse was living with one male under 16 and 2 females in Bucks County, Pennsylvania during the 1790 Census

4. Alt. Death: Between 1808 and 1809. 194,195,290 Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

5. Alt. Death: Between 12 Dec 1808 and 14 Mar 1809. 426

6. Alt. Death: 1837. 193 Bedminster, Pennsylvania

Nicholas married Anna Maria \\.48.,210.,428 Anna died before 26 May 1797.196,210

Nicholas next married Phillipina Christiana \\ 48,290 before 26 May 1797.196 Phillipina was born in 1725 in Urfar, Wertheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany and died after 8 Dec 1808.299 Other names for Phillipina were Christina,51,194,210,290 Christina Strauss 194,196. and290

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Comment 1: 16 Aug 1789. Nicholas Straus and Anna Maria were sponsors at the baptism of Nicholas Straus, son of John Straus and Elizabeth Catharine. Nicholas Strause was possibly married to Anna Maria since no last name was given for her.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Margaret Strauss 48 (Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) died after 25 May 1800.

         ii.  Rosina Strauss 48,193,194,429,430 (Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) was born about 1750 in Germany,431 died in 1831 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania194,430,432,433 about age 81, and was buried in 1831 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Rosina were Rosanna,194 Rosina Lambert, and194 Rosina Strouse.194

        iii.  John Michael Strauss 48,112,113,434 (Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) was born in 1753 in Pennsylvania and died after 23 May 1811 in Prob Northampton, Pennsylvania.435 Other names for John were John Michael Strauss, Michael Strauss,193,434 John Michael Strouse,210 Michael Strouse 112,113., and194

         iv.  Leonard Strauss 112,193 (Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) was born in 1755 in , , Pennsylvania and died before 28 Jul 1830.436 Other names for Leonard were John Leonard Strauss,112 Leonhard Strauss,112 Leonard Strouse 210., and436

          v.  George Strauss 48,112,193,194,331,437 (Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) was born in 1757 in Pennsylvania437 and died in 1826 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 69. Other names for George were Georg Strauss,112,194,331 Georg Strauss, John George Strauss, George Strouse 112,194., and331

         vi.  John Strauss 48,111,112,193,194,201 (Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) was born about 1759 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania113,438 and died about 1838 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania1,210 about age 79. Other names for John were John Straus,111,112,194,201 John Strause John Straus, John Strauss, Johannes Strauss,111,112,194, and201 John Strouse.291

118     vii.  Christopher Strauss 48,113,193,194,195,210 (Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) (born in 1761 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania - died after 6 Apr 1841 in Gave Power Of Attorney To Son, Jonathan)

       viii.  Johan Jacob Strauss (Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) was born before 18 Aug 1762210 and was baptized on 18 Aug 1762.210 Other names for Johan were Jacob Straus,112,193 Jacob Strouse, and439 Johan Jacob Strouse.

114      ix.  Henry Strouse 111,112,113,192,193,194,195 (Relationship to Mother: Unknown ) (born about 1765 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania - died in 1835 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania)


229. Phillipina Christiana \\ 48,290 was born in 1725 in Urfar, Wertheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany and died after 8 Dec 1808.299 Other names for Phillipina were Christina,51,194,210,290 Christina Strauss 194,196. and290

General Notes:

[Source: The Hannam Genealogy, compiled by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Phillipina Christiana or Christiana may have been a second wife of Nicholas Strause.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 28 October 2000

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One online source (uncredited and unsourced) suggests her name may have been Christina Seiz.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Death: After 12 Dec 1808. 194,299

Phillipina married Nicholas Strauss 48,51,193,194,210 before 26 May 1797.196 Nicholas was born about 1720 in Urfar, Wertheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany290 and died in 1809 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania194,290 about age 89. Other names for Nicholas were Nicholas Strause,51,210 George Nicholas Strauss,195 Johann Nicholas Strauss,210 Nicholas Strouse, and426 Nicholas Strouss.52

230. John Pile,52,310,311,312,313,314 son of Henry Pile 440 and \\, was born about 1740 and died on 30 Aug 1805 in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania331,441 about age 65. Other names for John were Johannes Peil,76,310 John Pfeil,52,310 Johannes Pfiel,76, and441 John Poil.441

General Notes:

[Source: 1790 US Census, online image at www.ancestry.com]

Henry Strouse or Strause was living with one male under sixteen and two females at the 1790 census in Bucks County (township unknown). Next door to him was the house of John Pile (probably his father-in-law) who was living with another male over sixteen and two females. On the other side of Henry Strouse, two doors down, was the house of Henry Pile (possibly John Pile's father or maybe his brother) who was living with one female.


John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 November 2000

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[Source: Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., from Evelyn Pecht, 9 September 2003

Jake,

I checked my Pile folders and found a note referring to the 1800 census for Westmoreland County, PA (it was extracted from the index):

John Piles (p. 156) John Piles, Jr. (p. 156)
00101-01001-00 20010-10010-00


Hoping this will help.

Evelyn

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[Source: 1840 PA Census, page 123]

A John Pfeil was living in Paint Township, Somerset County, PA in 1840.

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[Source: www.ancestry.com]

Not sure if this is the John Pfeil I am descended from or not.

Naturalizations in America and the West Indies

Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies.
[The following certificales for this Colony have not been entered into the Entry Book.] C. O. 5. 1276.

Affirmers' Names.: JOHN PFEIL.
Township.: Roxborough.
County: Philadelphia.


Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies.
[p.161] Index of Persons.

Pfeil, John 146.

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[Source: www.ancestry.com]

1790-1870 Pennsylvania Census Index

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township Record Type Database ID#
1860 PFEIL JOHN Allegheny PA 492 Peebles PA 1860 Federal Census Index PA45246589

1840 PFEIL JOHN Somerset PA 123 Paint PA 1840 Federal Census Index PAS4a2044036

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Re: Maria Magdalena Pfeil, mar Henry Strauss
Posted by: Michael Pfeil Date: February 21, 1999 at 12:12:12
In Reply to: Maria Magdalena Pfeil, mar Henry Strauss by Barbara LaValley of 84

I am Michael Pfeil from Germany. My ancestors came from the county of Wittgenstein. One descendant of my ancestors, Johann Christian Pfeil, emigrated from Schwarzenau/Germany with his wife and his children to the USA in 1796. One of his children was Maria Magdalena Pfeil, born at april 20th, 1790 in Schwarzenau.
You will find more informations at my homepage "http://home.t-online.de/home/michael.pfeil".
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[Source: Michael Pfeil, 10 August 2000, http://home.t-online.de/home/michael.pfeil]

NOTE: This is probably NOT the same family but I have included it here for future use and reference. The Maria Magdalena Pfeil mentioned here would be too young to be the Maria Magdalena Pfeil who married Henry Strauss
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 August 2000

Nachfahrenliste von Johann Christian Pfeil

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Nachfahren-Liste von Pfeil Johann Christian
(27. Dezember 98)
A : Johann Christian Pfeil, geboren in Weidenhausen am 13. Oktober 1748, heiratete Anna Maria Vollmer am 16. Oktober 1774 in Alertshausen.
Er hat 8 Kinder :
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B.1 : Johann Friedrich Pfeil, geboren in Schwarzenau

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[Source: Email from Evelyn Pecht to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 19 November 2000]

John-Pierre,

Ran across your info on the Bucks County page today. My husband's line includes John and Margaret Pile/Pfeil. I believe Mary Magdalena Pfeil who married Henry Strauss/Strouse is their daughter.

The possible children I have for Henry and Mary Magdalena are: Susanna Catherine, b. 18 Apr 1785, Maria Sarah, b 25 Mar 1788, John, b. 24 Sep 1789; Anna Maria, b. 14 Aug 1791; Henry, b. 10 Jun 1795; Nicholas, b. 26 Mar 1797 and Michael, b. 4 Jan 1800. These children were all baptised in Nockamixon Reformed, Tohickon Lutheran and Keller's Lutheran churches in Bucks County.

Mary Magdalena had a sister, Catherine, who married John Strauss ... was this a brother to your Henry?

My husband is descended from their brother, John Pile, b. 1773 who moved to Westmoreland County and finally to Wayne County, OH where he died in 1848.

The above baptisms were found in "Bucks County, PA Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, Vol 1" by F. Edward Wright.

Would be happy to share. This is very much a "work in progress" so much of our information is undocumented at the moment, but several things have fallen into place in recent weeks which led us to Bucks County.

Evelyn Pecht, Iowa
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[Source: Email from Evelyn Pecht to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 November 2000]

... Had to make a quick trip to my local FHL and check film #1294882 which covers the original German entries for Nockamixon Church and #0388563 which covers a typed transcript of Tohickon Church records.

Hope you will bear with us as my fellow researcher, Cathy Moulton, has just uncovered this Bucks County connection and we're busily gathering what we have :)

We have no other information on John Pile and Margaret (?) at the moment.
John died 30 Aug 1805 in Unity Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA. His will dated 20 Sep 1803 and proven 31 Aug 1805. All the children are listed.

Will states, "One year after the death of my dear beloved wife is my son John to pay to my oldest daughter, Catherina, the wife of John Straus, the sum of thirty pounds lawful money; and one year after, he is to pay to Mary Magdalen, the wife of Henry Straus, thirty pounds lawful money. And the next is to be paid to my three grandchildren of my daughter, Elisabet, late deceased, the wife of Jacob Shiveler, fifteen pounds lawful money. And next is my daughter, Annemary (Anna Marie?), the wife of Simon Henry is to have one Frence crown for her share because she denied her religion and turned to the Roman religion. And then next is my daughter, Margreta, the wife of Philip Messinger, is to receive her share thirty pounds lawful money
............"

Daughter Sarah is not mentioned so it is assumed she died before her father.

It looks like they probably moved somewhere between 1790 and 1803 to Westmoreland Co. Guess I need to check the 1800 census for Westmoreland and Bucks.

Here's the children we have for John & Margaret Pfeil (I notice you have her as Anna Margaret). We do not have birth dates for all the children as yet:

Catharina Elisabeth, b. 18 Jun 1759, m. John Straus
Mary Magdalena, m. Henry Straus
Elisabeth, m. Jacob Shiveler/Shibler
Anna Maria, m. Simon Henry
Margaret, b. 21 Apr 1766, m. #1 Dr. Mill, #2 Philip Messinger (moved to Northampton Co. PA
John, b. 13 Jun 1771, d. 12 May 1848, Wayne Co. OH (my husband's line)
Sarah, b. 23 Feb 1773 ...
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The following information was provided by Cathy Moulton in an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 November 2000:

Dear 'Jake',
Evelyn Pecht & I have worked on the Pile family for years--off & on, as new data appears. Thanks to her, I found your web site and thought the following would be better 'proof' to the still living issues/heirs & spouses of John Pile Sr. [as we call him]. The son, John Pile Jr. was the Executor, along with John Hagus. John Pile, Jr. left for Wayne Co. Ohio [from Westmoreland Co. Pa.] about 1818....

The fact that one daughter, Margaret Pile [born 1766 according to her tombstone], married Philip Messinger and was in Northampton Co. Pa. may be one key that might help you.

Cathy Moulton
Family History Center-Rogers, Ark.; 17 Feb 1998; Microfilm # 0929111
WESTMORELAND CO. PA DEED BOOK #15;15 Feb 1822+

p. 288 & 289
Letter of Attorney
Know all men by these presents that we Philip Messinger of Parks Township in the County of Northampton & state of Pennsylvania Farmer & Margeret his wife one of the daughters of John Pile late of the County of Westmoreland in the State afsd deceased have made ordained & constituted, and by these presents do make ordained constitute and in our place & stead put & depute our trusty friend Henry Stouffer of Nochamixon Twp in the County of Bucks in the state of Pennsylvania our true and lawful attorney for us & we our names & for our use to ask demand sue for & recover & receive all such sum or sums of money & debts, portions, proportions dividends & shares whatsoever which sare or shall be due owing payable coming and belonging to us, or detained from us, out of and from the estate real & personal of the said JOHN PILE DECEASED, in whose hands ? the same maybe found, giving & granting unto our said attorney by these presents our full and whole power strength & authority in and about the premises, to have use and take all lawful ways and means in our names for the purposes afsd & upon the receipt of any such debts, dues or sums of money, partitions propartions, division & shares afsd, acquitances or other sufficient discharges for us and in our name to make seal & deliver herby ratifying allowing & holding for firm & effectual all & whatsoever our said (page 289) attorney shall lawfuly do in and about the premises by virtue hereof In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals the nineteenth day of August Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred & nineteen
Philip Messinger
her
Margaret x Messinger
mark
Sealed & delivered in presence of us
Jacob Hammerer Joseph Fulkerson James Hammerer Jr.
Northampton County SS on the twenty third day of August AD 1819 before me Jacob Hammerer one of the Justices of the Peace in & for said county personally appeared Philip Messinger and Margaret his wife and in due form of law adknowledged the within letter of Attorney as their act & deed and desired that the same might be recorded as such and the said Margaret being of lawful age & by me seperate & apart from her said husband examined & the contents of the said letter of Attorney being made known to her declared that she did voluntarily & of her own free will & accord seal & as her act & deed deliver the said Letter of Attorney without any coersion or compulsion of her said husband Witnesseth my hand & seal the day & year afsd
Jacob Hammerer
recorded 22nd day of March 1823
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p. 289
Power of Attorney
Know all men by these presents that we John Strouse & Catharine his wife of Nockamixon Twp county of Bucks & State of Pennsylvania one of the daughters and heirs at law of John POIL decd late of Westmoreland County & state afsd and Henry Strouse & Magdalena his wife of Nockaamixon Twp county & state afsd another of the heirs of the afsd JOHN POIL DECD have ordained constituted and appointed our trusty friend Henry Stover of the afsd Twp of Nockamixon & County of Bucks & State afsd our true & lawful attorney for & in our name or names but to our use to ask demand sue for recover & receive of and from the executors of the afsd JOHN POIL decd all the monies which coming to our shares & other estates in their hands or in the hands of any other person or persons due to us two of the heirs at law of late father John Poil decd or in any other manner & upon the receipt of of such monies or other estates or any part thereof for - or in our name or names to give & grant good & sufficient receipt or release to all interests & purposes as we might or could do if we were personally present our selves doing the same hereby allowing ratifying and confirming whatsoever the said HENRY STOVER our said Attorney shall lawful do or cause to have done in about or concerning the same In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this 13th day of December AD 1820
John Strouse
her
Catharine x Strouse
mark
witness present
John Strouse Henry Strouse
Conrod Harpel her
Magdalena x Strouse
mark
County of Bucks SS on the 13th day of Dec 1820 personally came before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Bucks JOHN STROUSE & CATHARINE his wife & Henry STROUSE & MAGDALENA his wife in due form of Law & acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be their act & deed in Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal day & year above written Conrod Harpel
Bucks County SS I John Pugh Recorder of Deeds Powers of Attorney Commissions & C do hereby certify & make known that Conrod Harpel Esqr before whom the foregoing acknowledgement of the above named John Strouse & Catharine his wife both of Bucks County afsd in Pa. appears to have been taken was at the time of the taking of the said acknowdged & still is a Justice of the Peace legally authorized to act & that full faith & credit is & ought to be given to all his officiate acts as such as well in Court of Justice as elsewhere In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of my office this 13th of February AD 1821
John Pugh Recorder
Recorded the 22d day of March 1823
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[Source: Evelyn Pecht, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 November 2000]

Jake,

By now you have heard from Cathy Moulton. She is an excellent researcher.
Here's the will in it's entirety ...

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Will of John Pile -- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 20 September 1803

I, John Pile, of Unity Township, in the County of Westmoreland and in the State of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being at present advance in age, and very weackly and sickly in body, but in the same time of perfect minde and memory, blessed be God for this and all other mercies bestowet upon me in this life, taking into consideration the uncertainty of this mortal life, have, though to macke this my last will and testament in the maner and form as following.

I recommende my soule into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be barid in a decent christian buril at the discration of my executors hirafter named. And as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give the wifse/wisse (?) and dispose of the same in the followin manner and forme in promise.

I will that all my just debts and funeral charges to paid by my executors; and further I give and bequeath unto my dear beloved wife, Margred, all my estate what I have and possess both real and personal for during her natural life or so long shee remains my wedow and my property is not to be appraised upon no account so long as my dear beloved wife is alive or shud mary again. And if my dear beloved wife shud mary again, then she shal have what the law allows her and nor more. And further I give and bequeath unto my son, John, my plantation where I now live to him and his heirs for ever which he shall have posetion of it after the death of my dear beloved wife. Him, my son, paying to the rest of my children the sum of money her after mentioned for said plantation.

One year after the death of my dear beloved wife is my son John to pay to my oldest doghter, Catarina, the wife of John Straus, the sum of thirty pounds law full money; and one year after, he is to pay to Mary Magdalen, the wife of Henry Straus, thirty pounds law full money. And the next is to be paid to my three grand children of my doughter, Elisabet, late deceased, the wife of Jacob Shiveler, fifteen pounds lawfull money. And next is my doughter, Anemary, the wife of Simon Henry is to have one France crown for her shier case she denied her religion and turn to the Roman religion. And then next is my doughter, Margreta, the wife of Philip Mesinger, is to receive her shier thirty pounds law full money.

Each of them children is to receive their shier according to their age and after the death of my dear beloved wife is the remender of my movable property to be sold on publick vandue and the money is to amongst my mentioned children shire and shir alick ecep my doughter Anemary shall have no shir of it. And lastly I do hir by constitute and appoint John Huges and John Pile, my beloved son, to be the only and sole executors of this my last will and testamen here by revoking all former will by me here to fore made ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this twinty day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and three.


Signed: Johannes Pfiel (seal)

Sined, sealed, published, pronownse, declared by the said John Pile the said testator in the pressents of us the subscribers.

Signed: John Richard & Johannes Bussart


31 August 1805

proved by John Richard & John Bussard
the subscribing witnesses before me


Signed:
James Guthrie

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[Source: Familysearch.org]

John PYLE (AFN: CMB4-69) Pedigree
Sex: M
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Event(s):
Birth: Abt. 1740
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The following is possibly a reference to John Pfeil or Pile.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 7 Feb 2004

[Source: Naturalizations in America and the West Indies]

Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies.
[The following certificales for this Colony have not been entered into the Entry Book.] C. O. 5. 1276.

Affirmers' Names.: JOHN PYLE.
Township.: Nockamixon.
County: Bucks.

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[Source: Hessian Troops, Volume 2, Extracts from the Hetrina, Page 87]

A Johannes Pfeil, born in Homberg in 1740, was listed as one of the Hessian troops.

It is possible, not probable, that this is the same Johannes Pfeil to whom I am related. There were a number of Pfeils (Adolph, Karl, Johannes) listed as Hessians in this reference.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 May 2004

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[Source: Wills & letters of administrations of Westmoreland County Court House, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, page a58]
313. PILE, John Bk 1 p 205 of Unity Twp., 1805 dated 9-20-1803 Proved 5-30-1805
(#329) WIFE Margaret; children; John, Catrina w/o John Straus,
Mary Madle w/o Henry Straus, children of dau Elizabeth, late deceased w/o Jacob Shivler, Anemony w/o Simon Herg she denied her religion & turned to the Roman religion., Margareta w/o Philip Mesenger.
EXECUTORS: John Hughes and son John Pile
WITNESSES: John Richard and John Bussard

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[Source: Cathy Moulton, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. and Evelyn Pecht, 29 January 2005]

Dear Jake & Evelyn,
Thanks for all the new wills, Evelyn. Give me time to digest them,
please....

will of John Pile, of Westmoreland Co., Pa.; written 20 Sept 1803; proved 31 Aug 1805 --I have 2 different copies---one appears to be in English & one in very shakey hand, probably the original & John Pile signed in German, not English as the 'neat one'.

"of Unity Twp in Co. of Westmoreland, Yeoman---advanced in age & very weakly"
COMMENT--ALL THE FOLLOWING IS TO HAPPEN AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE OR IF SHE SHOULD REMARRY...

heirs:
wife-Margred [english- Margaret]
son John
oldest daughter -Catarina, the wife of John Straus [english- Catrina]
daug -Mary Maudler [very blurred] the wife of Henry Straus [english-Mary Mudle]

daug-3 grandchildren of Elisabet late deceased the wife of Jaob Shiveler [eng-Elizabeth late deceased the wife of Jacob Shivler]
dau-Anemary the wife of Simon Hery [increase of page] [eng-Anemary the wife of Simon Hery]--"one france crown for her shier case she denid her religon and turn to the Romen Religon"--taken from the ?German? will
dau-Margreta the wife of Philip Mesinger [English-Margreta the wife of Philip Me'f'inger [f is the ss used in this type writing--CYM]

Executors: John Hugers [very blurred] & John Pile [english-John Hugus & John Pile]
witnesses: John Richard & ?Josseomd Coport? [the last in German... HOWEVER, to continue:]
"31 Augt 1805 proved by John Richard & John Bupsard [Bussard] the
subscribing witnesses before me James Guthrie"...
[english version: witnesses: John Richard and John Bussard--proved the 30 Aug 1805]. NOTE: no words or phrases as in the original/German one which gave the people that proved the will & who they proved in in front of...one
James Guthrie.

Question... did you note the surname Bassard---one John witnessed John Pile's will in 1803 & one of John Strous's daughters Catherine Strouse married Samuel Bosserd...[had to have married before Dec 1831 when will was made]

Question... John Straus, in his will, gave to his grandchildren, CHILDREN OF DECD SON JOHN late of Northampton Co. $50.... have you tried to trace John Straus "Jr.'s" children....

Question: some of John Strous's heirs did not sign the paper you have given---its called a 'release'--- those heirs that have received their money/property MUST 'release' the executor before the estate can be closed.

missing: children of dec'd son John; Leonard; Joseph; Catharine & Samuel Bossard---- obviously they had already received their part of John's estate---was it land? money? have the deeds been searched to see?

Question: When did Catherine Pile, wife of John Strauss died---she was alive in Dec 1820 when they made Power of Attorney to collect from John Pile Sr. Estate... but decd by 1831 at will of John. Did you find her in 1820 & 1830 census records?

Got to close---Ark. is playing Ky. on TV...
Cathy

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Death: After 2 Jul 1786. 331,441

2. Census: 1790. A John Pile was living in Bucks County, PA as was a Henry Pile (his father?)

3. Census: 1800. 442 John Piles was living in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

4. Will: 20 Sep 1803. 291

5. Will Proved: 31 Aug 1805. 441

John married Margaret Lightcap 1,52,310,312,313,314 before 13 Apr 1760 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania.310 Margaret was born about 1740288 and died after 20 Sep 1803.291 Other names for Margaret were Margaret \\,52,310,441 Anna Margaret Lightcap, Anna Margaret Peil, and Margaret Pile.443

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township, Church records from the Nockamixon Evangelical Lutheran, Lutheran, and Reformed congregations]

Johannes Peil and Margareta Peil were sponsors at the 5 April 1789 baptism of Margareta Leibköp, daughter of Salomon Leibköp and Maria Leibköp.

NOTE: This fact would seem to substantiate the relationship of the Lightcap and Peil families. While not conclusive that Margareta Lightcap was the wife of our John Peil or even that she was a Leibkep, I believe the evidence warrants considering it to be the case. Larry Hillpot also indicates that John Peil married Anna Lightcap. Therefore, I have marked Margareta Lightcap Peil and Solomon Leibkep, Jr. as siblings.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 27 May 2004

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801: Tohickon Union Reformed Church]

John Peil and wife were sponsors at the 13 April 1760 baptism of Samuel Van Seitz. Was his mother, Sarah Van Seitz, a relation to either John Peil or his wife Anna Margaret Leibkepp?
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 June 2004

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Anna Maria Peyl 444,445,446 was born about 1756 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania322 and died on 28 Jul 1827445,447 about age 71. Other names for Anna were Anemary Pile,444,445 Anna Maria Pile 444. and445

         ii.  Catherine Elizabeth Pfeil 48,52,112,113,448 was born on 18 Jun 1759,441 was baptized on 15 Jul 1759 in Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,310 and died before 22 Dec 1831 in Assumed. Catherine Was Not Mentioned In Her Husband's Will Dated 22 December 1831..449 Other names for Catherine were Anna Catharine, Catherine Elizabeth,52,193 Elizabeth Catharine, Catharine Elizabeth Peil,194 Elizabetha Catharina Pfeil, Catherina Pile,111,112,113, and448 Catharina Strauss.310

        iii.  Elisabet Pile 291 was born on 18 Jun 1759, was baptized on 15 Jul 1759 in Tohickon Church, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died before 20 Sep 1803.291 Other names for Elisabet were Catherine Elizabeth Peil, Elizabeth Pfeil, and M. Elisabeth Schibler.

115      iv.  Maria Magdalena Pfeil 113 (born about 1765 in , Baden-Württemberg, Germany - died after 22 Nov 1834)

          v.  Margreta Pile 291 was born on 27 Apr 1766,450,451,452 died on 4 Jan 1828450,451,452 at age 61, and was buried in Forks Cemetery, Forks Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania.452 Other names for Margreta were Margaretha Pyle Mill, Margaretha Pyle Mill,451 Margaret Pile,291 Margaret Pyle,452 Margaretha Pyle, Margaretha Pyle-Mill 450., and451

         vi.  John Pile 291 was born on 13 Jun 1771,441 was baptized in Pennsylvania,453 and died on 12 May 1848 in Wayne, Ohio441 at age 76. Another name for John was John Pile Jr.

        vii.  Sarah Pile 441 was born on 23 Feb 1773,310,441 was baptized on 20 May 1773 in Tohickon Reformed Church, Bedminster Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania,310 and died before 20 Sep 1803 in Probable Since She Was Not Named In Father's Will.291 Other names for Sarah were Sarah Pfeil,291 and310 Sarah Pfeil.


231. Margaret Lightcap,1,52,310,312,313,314 daughter of Solomon Leibkepp 76,454 and Catherina Gallatin,314,454 was born about 1740288 and died after 20 Sep 1803.291 Other names for Margaret were Margaret \\,52,310,441 Anna Margaret Lightcap, Anna Margaret Peil, and Margaret Pile.443

Death Notes: John and Margaret Peil were sponsors at the baptism of Conrad Althaus, son of Daniel and Juliana Althaus on 26 April 1789

General Notes:

NOTE: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 April 2001

This Margaret Lightcap is possibly the Anna Lightcap who married John Pfeil or Pile. John Pile's wife has been named alternately as "Anna" and "Anna Margaret".

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[Source: Ed Lutton Notes]

"From baptismal records it is suggested that Anna Margaret Pfeil, wife of the 1st John Pfeil, was of the Overbeck family important to early Nockamixon."
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[Source: Larry Hillpot, The Strouse Family: Second Generation, http://www.larryhillpot.com]

Mr. Hillpot identifies the wife of John Pfeil as Anna Lightcap.

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Anna Margaret Pile appears to have remarried after her husband's death to a Philip Schmidt.

[Source: Email from Evelyn Pecht to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 June 2004

Hey Jake, here's a nugget I ran across to make you think a bit.

"Ancestry.com
Ana Margaret Pfeil was born 1734, and died 1816. She married Johannes Pilso.
She married Philip Schmidt 12 Feb 1810 in Westmoreland Co. by Justice Martin, son of Dewalt Schmidt and unknown unknown. He was born 1734 and died 6 Jan 1812 in Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. He was buried in Westmoreland Co. Pennsylvania

Child of Ana Margaret Pfeil and Johannes Pilso is:
John Pile. He married unknown Elizabeth"

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Doesn't this look like our Anna Margaret (Leibgeb) Pile? Her husband, John Pile, died in 1805 in Unity Twp. Westmoreland County. Also if her husband's name was Pilso why is their son named Pile???? The minute I saw the name "Pilso" I knew that it couldn't be correct. Didn't sound very German to me with a first name of Johannes. Then I see where the son is named John Pile
... aha, can you say typo???

Ooooh, this family gives me a brain cramp.

Evelyn

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Death: After 2 Jul 1786. 310 John Pfeil and wife (presumably Margaret) were sponsors at the 2 July 1786 baptism of their grandson, Johannes Strauss, son of Joh. Straus and Anna Catarian Straus.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 June 2004

2. Alt. Death: After 3 Aug 1780. 443

Margaret married John Pile 52,310,311,312,313,314 before 13 Apr 1760 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania.310 John was born about 1740 and died on 30 Aug 1805 in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania331,441 about age 65. Other names for John were Johannes Peil,76,310 John Pfeil,52,310 Johannes Pfiel,76, and441 John Poil.441


232. Johann Martin Hoffman,110,316,317,318 son of Johann Wilhelm Hoffman 316,317 and Anna Catharine Eckhardt,455 was born on 30 Aug 1706 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia,317,456 was baptized on 2 Sep 1706,317,456 died between 6 Feb 1782 and 25 Feb 1782 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,321 and was buried about Feb 1782 in Unknown. Other names for Johann were Johannes Martin Hoffman,51,316,317,319 John Martin Hoffman,75,316,317,319 Martin Hoffman, and320 Johann Martin Hoffmann.399

Christening Notes: Evangelical Church, Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen Nassau, Prussia

General Notes:

NOTE: There appears to be some confusion about this gentleman (at least in my mind). Some sources appear to name him as Martin while others name him as Conrad. It is possible that there were two distinct men, one named Martin and the other Conrad, but if so, their families may have been erroneously attributed to one or the other of them. Sons by the name of Martin and Conrad have been attributed to Martin Hoffman and Conrad Hoffman which leads to me to believe that it is the same man who for some reason used both names. Perhaps we will never know for sure ...
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 January 2009

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[Source: Carol Ann Lembke McKee, Oliver Hoffman Melchior genealogy, 23 February 1999]

Johannes Marten Hoffman came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Rotterdam in 1739 on the "Friendship". In 1750, he had 200 acres of land in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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[Source: Shirley Buirch, Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 October 2000]

Ms. Buirch has information indicating that Johann Martin Hoffmann came with his cousin, Conrad Eckhardt, on the "Elliot" in 1749.

This is in obvious conflict with the information provided above by Carol Lembke McKee (Jenkins). This would seem to indicate that we are talking about two separate individuals. As discussed below, there were a number of Johann Hoffman's in eastern Pennsylvania.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 October 2000
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[Source: Colonial America, 1607-1789 PA Census Index]

Hoffman was a relatively common name in Philadelphia in the mid-1700s as there are a number of Hoffman's listed in the above reference. Johannes was a VERY common first name so it is difficult to determine which, if any, were from our family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 2 Sep 2000
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[Source: Pennsylvania Colonial Records, 1600s - 1800s: Foreigners Who Took The Oath of Allegiance, Names of Foreigners Who Took The Oath of Allegiance, 1727 - 1775, page 276]

Johan Martin Hoffman was qualified 24 August 1749. He, Conrad Henrich Eckhard (see note above from Shirley Buirch) and Jacob and Richard Hoffman (relationships to Johan Martin unknown) were among the "foreigners imported in the ship, Elliot, Captain James Adams, from Rotterdam"
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[Source: Isbuirch [Shirley Buirch]
To: <jhannam~worIdnet.ntt.net
Sent: Sunday October 012000 11:24PM
Subject: Hoffmann

Hi cousin! got you answer on Johann Martin Hoffman so here goes:

Keller's Church, Ottsville, Martin Hoffman 60y old b Bornheim, Frankfurt am Main
md 3 Sep 1766 Maria Gertrude Ephart, wid., born Monshein dist. of Altzey, Pal.

Johan Martin b. 30 Aug 1706 Bornheim, d. Feb 1782 Nockamixon tp, Bucks, PA son of Johann Wilhelm Holtmann chr. 24 Mar 1672 Evan. Church, Dornheim, md 16 Au 1692 Evang. Church to Anna Catharina Eckhardt chr. 28 Jan 1672 Evang. Church, Bornbeim. Martin md (1) 25 May 1734 Evang. Church, Bornheim Maria Magdalena Hanff b. 9 Jan 1714 chr. 12 Jan 1714 Bornheim children: Johan Jacob b. 17 Feb 1738, Anna Maria b. 10 Nov 1740, Christian b. 23 Jan 1743, Anna Catharina chr. 28 Sep 1745, Anna Catharin chr 24 Aug 1747 d. 24 Jul 1811 all born in Bornheim. Then Martin Hoffmann & his cousin Conrad Eckhart came to PA in 1749 on board ship "Elliot". We do not know what happened to this wife and the children. We know that Johan Conrad b. 24 Aug 1751 to Martin and (a # 2?) Maria at Nockamixon. He had the following children:
Mary Magdalen b. abt 1754, Anna abt 1756. William abt 1759, Elizabeth abt 1761 & Catherine b. 2 Aug 1764 who md Henry Philip Strack. Children born to Martin & Gertrude: Martin b. 16 Oct 1768 d. 29 Jul 1851 & Gertrude b. 22 Sep 1770 d. 25 May 1840 md Friederick Keyser I have this family back another 3 and 4 generations. I have a copy of the land record, that gives the division of Martin's land after he died. We be glad to hear about Martin Jr. and I do have letters from Gertrude & Frederick Keyser family.
I have the McCarty family starting with Nicholas & Unity Casey McCary also lots on the Melchior family starting with Michael Melchior & Anna M. Ellekins.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Shirley B.

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[Source: Shirley Buirch, Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 October 2000]

Ms. Buirch states that Martin Hoffman's will mentioned a wife, "Gertraut" and children, Ann, Mary, Magdalena, Conrad, Elizabeth, William, Martin, and Catharine.

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[Source: Abstracts of Bucks Co, PA, Wills, 1685 - 1785, page 79]

Page 179. Martin Hoffman of Nockamixon, Yeoman. February 6, 1782.
Proved February 25, 1782.
Wife Gertrout. 8 children, Ann, Mary, Conrad, Magdlen, Elisabeth, William, Martin, Gertrout and Catharine. Jacob Shupe and Nicholas McCarty, exrs. Wit: Joseph Kohle, George Kohle.

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[Source: Schwenk, Stout, Moyer, Naugle, Goodhart, Latshaw & Allied Families of PA]

ID: I58420
Name: Conrad Hoffman 1
Sex: M
Birth: BET. 1725 - 1750
Death: 1780 in Bucks Co, PA
Note: Probably son of Martin Hoffman who was born about 1706 in Bornheim, Frankfort on the Main, Germany. Martin was a widower, age 60, when he married widow, Maria Gertrude Ephart, on 3 Sep 1766 at Keller's Luth Ch, Bedminster Twp, Bucks Co, PA. Maria Gertrude had been born in the Monsheim District of Altzey, the Palatinate (Germany.)

Marriage 1 Gertrude (nee unknown) Hoffman b: BET. 1730 - 1750
Children
Gertrude Hoffman b: 22 SEP 1770
Conrad Hoffman , Jr b: BET. 1760 - 1775
Martin Hoffman b: BET. 1760 - 1780
William Hoffman b: BET. 1760 - 1780
Catherine Hoffman b: BET. 1760 - 1780

Sources:
Title: History of Bucks Co, W.W.H. Davis, 1905

The daughter, Gertrude Hoffman b. 22 Sep 1770 is attributed by others to Johann Martin Hoffman and not Conrad Hoffman. This is a discrepancy which will have to be cleared up if possible.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 December 2000

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[Source: William W.H. Davis, History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, page 479]

Friedrich Kiser, youngest son of Friedrich and Anna Barbara, was born September 14, 1764. He married Gertrude Hoffman, born September 22, 1770, daughter of Conrad Hoffman and Gertrude his wife, the former being one of the earliest patentees of lands in Nockamixon who became actual settlers there. Conrad Hoffman obtained a patent from the proprietors for two hundred acres of land in Nockamixon in 1765, and died there in 1780, leaving sons Conrad, Martin, and William, and daughter "Kertout" wife of Friedrich Kiser, Jr., and Catharine. The widow "Kertrout" Hoffman married a German by the name of Premour. In 1793 these heirs of Conrad Hoffman made partition of the two hundred acres of land, and "allowance" and one-half of the same, amounting to 111 acres, was conveved to Frederick Kiser and Gertrude his wife, but they soon after conveyed it to Martin Hoffman. On April 7, 1794. Frederick Kiser, Jr., purchased of his brother. Conrad Kiser. a plantation of 135 acres in Nockamixon, near the Durham line where he lived the remainder of his life, adding to it thirty acres additional in 1802. This plantation was called "Candia," and was originally patented to Thomas Leightle. whose widow and son conveyed it to Conrad Kiser in 1792. Frederick Kiser later purchased 115 acres of land adjoining his "Candia" plantation. He died on the old homestead December 5, 1816. aged over eighty-two years. His wife Gertrude preceded him six years, dying May 25, 1840, at the age of seventy years. They were the parents of five sons: Conrad, John, Jacob, Frederick and Samuel, of whom the eldest, Conrad, born January 21,1792, died April 23, 1823; and six daughters - Mary, wife of John Hoffman, who settled in Monroe county; Catharine, wife of William Campbell; Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Trough; Sarah, wife of John Seiner; Susan, wife of George Ott, who removed to Indiana; and Polly, who never married.

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The following are probably references to this family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 January 2009

[Source: Bucks County PaGenWeb Main Page <http://www.pagenweb.org/~bucks>or Copyright © by Nancy C. Janyszeski]

Nockamixon Township Property and Tax Records 1779
Transcribed by Patricia Woodruff January 2001

Name -Acres-Horses-Cattle-Servants

George Hoffman-35-0-1-0
Martin Hoffman-200-3-6-0
Michael Hoffman-200-3-6-0

SINGLE MEN
Henry Addams
Anthony Cresler
Kylion Cresler
Barnabas Duffield
Felty Hager
Connard Hoffman
Hugh Jamison
John Jamison
George Leonard
Amos Loughery
Mahlone Lott
George Michael
Lawrence Pearson
Phillip Pearson
Henry Roof
Jacob Segafoose
Peter Segafoose
Rudolph Sheveler
George Snyder
Matthias Syfert
Michael Tritaback
George Woolfanger

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Johann Martin Hoffmann

Birth: Aug. 30, 1706
Frankfurt am Main
Hessen, Germany
Death: Feb., 1782
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Johann Martin Hoffmann was born August 30, 1706, in Bornheim bei Frankfurt, Germany, the son of Johann Wilhelm and Anna Catharina Eckhardt Hoffmann. He was married twice. The first time in Bornheim on May 25, 1734, to Maria Magdalena Hanff, daughter of Johann Jacob and Anna Barbara Helfrich Hanff. They had at least 9 children: Johann Jacob, Mary, Christian, Anna Catharina (died young), Anna Catharina, Johann Conrad, Anna Maria, Maria Magdalena and Elizabeth Hoffmann. Martin married 2nd to Maria Gertraut, who had been previously married to an Eppert. They were the parents of 4 children: William, John Martin, Maria Gertraut and Catharina Hoffmann. Martin passed away in February of 1782, in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and his burial place is unknown.

Orphans Court Records of March 11, 1783:

Martin Hoffman, Nockamixon Twp. Sons William and Martin, over 14, petition for guardians. Herman Yost appointed.

June 9, 1783:

Widow Kertrout (now Permoure) of Haycock Twp. Children Martin, over 14, and Kertrout and Catharine, under 14. Hermanus Yost appointed guardian.

Family links:
Children:
Maria Gertraut Hoffman Keiser (1770 - 1840)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Unknown

Created by: Gregg Freese
Record added: Mar 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106746238

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 71 Monsheim District of Altzey, the Palatinate (Germany

2. Comment 1: 1 This Johannes Martin Hoffman was probably the father (possibly a brother) of Martin Hoffman who married Maria Magdalena Strauss

3. Alt. Birth: 30 Aug 1706. 317,455 Bornheim, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany

4. Alt. Birth: Abt 1735. 75,317

5. Emigrated: 1749. 318,319 Came with his cousin, Conrad Eckhart, to Pennsylvania on board the ship "Elliot"

6. Will: 6 Feb 1782. 321 Executors: Jacob Shupe and Nicholas McCarty
Witnesses: Joseph Kohle, George Kohle

7. Will Proved: 25 Feb 1782. 321

Johann married Maria Magdalena Hanff 318,319 on 25 May 1734 in Evang. Church, Bornheim, Germany.319 Maria was born on 9 Jan 1714 in Bornheim, Germany318,319 and died before Sep 1766 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.456 Another name for Maria was Maria Magdalena 319,455.,456

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Johan Jacob Hoffman 319 was born on 17 Feb 1738 in Bornheim, Germany.319

         ii.  Anna Maria Hoffman 319 was born on 10 Nov 1740 in Bornheim, Germany.319

        iii.  Christian Hoffman 319 was born on 23 Jan 1743 in Bornheim, Germany.319

         iv.  Anna Catharina Hoffman 319 was born before 28 Sep 1745 in Bornheim, Germany,319 was baptized on 28 Sep 1745,319 and died on 11 Aug 1746.

          v.  Anna Catharine Hoffman 319 was born before 24 Aug 1747 in Bornheim, Germany,319 was baptized on 24 Aug 1747,319 and died on 24 Jul 1811.319

116      vi.  John Conrad Hoffmann 110,196 (born on 24 Aug 1751 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania - died in Jan 1832 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania)

        vii.  Anna Maria Hoffman 75 was born about 1756.75,319 Another name for Anna was Anna Hoffman.75

       viii.  Mary Magdalen Hoffman 319 was born about 1760.75 Other names for Mary were Magdalena Hoffman and319 Magdlen Hoffman.319

         ix.  Elizabeth Hoffman 75,319,321 was born about 1762.75

          x.  Catharine Hoffman 75,319,321,322 was born on 2 Aug 1764 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Catharine was Catherine Hoffman 75,319.,321

         xi.  William Hoffman 75,318,321 was born about 176575 and died in 1830 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania75 about age 65. Other names for William were Wilhelm Hoffmann William Hofman, Wilhelm Hoffmann 75,318. and321

Johann next married Gertrude Ephart 48,316,317 on 3 Sep 1766 in Keller's Church, Ottsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.71 Gertrude was born about 1727 of Bucks, Pennsylvania317 and died after 9 Jun 1783.457 Other names for Gertrude were Gertrout,319 Maria Gertraut \,399 Maria Gertrude \,321 Maria Gertrude Ephart,316,317 Gertraut,316, and317 Gertrude?.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Email response from Tom Myers to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 Sep 2000]

John-Pierre, yes, this info came from the Keller's Church records. Martin married his second wife there in 1766 so the children born after 1766 are by the second wife.

Tom

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Tom,

Now that we have a second (first) wife for John Martin Hoffman in Maria Magdalena, do you have any documentation (other than the rather obvious birth dates) as to which children belonged to which wife?

Was all this new information gleaned from Keller Church records?

Thanks.

John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Alt. Marriage: Abt 1766. 458 Keller's Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2. Alt. Marriage: 3 Sep 1766. 318 Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pa

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 317 Monshein, District of Altzey, Pal.

2. Alt. Birth: Abt 1735. 317

3. Alt. Death: After 6 Feb 1782. 321

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  John Martin Hoffman 1,12,75,316,317,318,320,321,449,459 was born on 6 Sep 1768,320 was baptized on 16 Oct 1768 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,320 died on 29 Jul 1851 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania1,12,317 at age 82, and was buried after 20 Jul 1851 in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.12,75,317 Another name for John was Martin Hoffman 12,75,316,317,318,321,449.,459

         ii.  Maria Gertraut Hoffmann 399 was born on 22 Sep 1770 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75,317,318,399 died on 25 May 1840 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania75,318,399 at age 69, and was buried in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.12,75 Other names for Maria were Gertrout Hoffman,75 Gertrude Hoffman,76,460 Maria Gertrude Hoffman, and75 Gertraut Kaiser.


233. Maria Magdalena Hanff,318,319 daughter of Johann Jacob Hanff 457 and Anna Barbara Helfrich,457 was born on 9 Jan 1714 in Bornheim, Germany318,319 and died before Sep 1766 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.456 Another name for Maria was Maria Magdalena 319,455.,456

General Notes:

NOTE: The following is a possible reference to this woman's funeral. This is from a scanned page provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., on 17 November 2016 by 'Mary' thebees@lynchburg.net.

[Source: The Journals of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, page 718]

5 December 1763

...

"At 2 P. M. I was fetched by Wilhelm Hofman to baptize his sick little son. From there I went to Mr. Hänsman's, where I met the funeral of Joh. Martin Hofman's deceased wife and escorted it to the church. The woman had journeyed from here to visit her relatives in Bornheim, near Frankfurt, once more, and had safely returned two weeks ago, but died after several days of illness. I took as her funeral text Psalm 39: 12, "Hear my prayer, 0 Lord," etc."

...

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The following is the email communication that preceded the information above.

Jake, Here is a copy of the page from HMM's Journal. You might find something of interest there. Mary

ps let me know if you have any trouble with the file.

--- jake.hannam@verizon.net wrote:

From: Jake Hannam <jake.hannam@verizon.net>
To: thebees@lynchburg.net
Subject: Re: John Martin Hoffman's Wife
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2016 18:33:54 -0500

I'm glad it's you going senile rather than me! I was wondering! :)

Thank you for the offer on HMM's journals but I can't think of anything right now unless there is more from that page you already quoted for me.

By the way, do you know any Hannam's in the Lynchburg or Forest areas? My late brother lived in both and his wife still lives in Forest. Just curious.

Also, I'll keep an eye out for the family names you mentioned but, as of now, I don't recognize any of them.

Jake

On 11/12/2016 5:37 PM, thebees@lynchburg.net wrote:

Hi Jake, I must be going senile, that was a typo! John Martin Walter is in my family tree, and does not figure in this scenario AT ALL. I meant John Martin Hoffman.
You are right, it does seem odd that this woman wold leave her young family to go back for a visit to her homeland. But, if they were well enough off to afford round trip passage, they probably had indentured servants at home. It might be helpful to try to discover who the Mr. Hansman was. I doubt a woman would have chosen to travel so far by herself, she may have accompanied someone else going to Bornheim. Perhaps there is a church record there of her visit, sponsoring at a baptism, or the like? She could have been gone as much as a year or more.She would have been received by family as though she were a celebrity in Bornheim.
As for the Journal of HMM, I have all three volumes. They were published by The Pennsylvania German Society. The only reference online is

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001593848.

Let me know what you would like for me to look up for you. It will be Tuesday before I will have time.

Mary




--- jake.hannam@verizon.net wrote:

From: Jake Hannam <jake.hannam@verizon.net>
To: thebees@lynchburg.net
Subject: Re: John Martin Hoffman's Wife
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2016 13:52:48 -0500

Your conjecture makes a lot of sense if she did get ill before leaving Philadelphia. Perhaps the Mr. Hansman he mentioned in his journal was a family friend or even a doctor who she stayed with while ill. Or perhaps even a brother - Hansman? Hanff?

I have to say this whole thing seems a little strange to me. We may be talking about two different people here. If the information I have is correct, she and John Martin Hoffman had a number of children and some of them would have been very, very young in 1763. I find it hard to believe that a mother would leave her children to visit relatives in Europe.

"Which brings me to Muhlenberg 's notation that she was the wife of John Martin Walter".

Who is this? Was this a typo?

Meanwhile, I'll have to see if I can find an online version of HMM's journals so I can see the page you're talking about. Where did you find it or do you have a hard copy?

Thanks again, Mary.

Jake

On 11/12/2016 10:27 AM, thebees@lynchburg.net wrote:

Hi Jake,
Thanks for the correction, Bucks County, I don't know where the other county came from.
To follow- up... If they had lived in Philadelphia, she probably would have been buried from their home, If she arrived on the 25 th of November, she may have been taken ill before she could leave for home and died in Philadelphia. Which brings me to Muhlenberg 's notation that she was the wife of John Martin Walter. He may well have known the family from visiting outlying German congregations. The pastor was on the road a lot, and visited underserved Lutherans who could not go the distance to church in Philadelphia. This is conjecture, of course. I do know he would have ministered to her on her sick bed, as he was a holistic healer who ministered to body and soul. He would have made sure she was ready to make the transition on her journey to the hereafter. He makes mention of her trip back to Germany because of the pathos he felt for her and her family.
Muhlenberg was a remarkable man.
Mary


--- jake.hannam@verizon.net wrote:

From: Jake Hannam <jake.hannam@verizon.net>
To: thebees@lynchburg.net
Subject: Re: John Martin Hoffman's Wife
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:40:17 -0500

Hi Mary,

That's interesting. I was originally interested in HMM because of the similarity in surname to my g-g-grandfather, Tobias Melchor-Melcher. However, I never found any connection so have not pursued it further.

I also find it interesting that Johann Martin Hoffman's wife (who I do have as Maria Magdalena Hanff) was in Philadelphia either for church services or for her burial. The information I have is that they lived and probably died in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County. Not that far from Philadelphia today but quite a journey in those days.

I'm not sure what to make of it all ...

Jake

On 11/11/2016 2:47 PM, thebees@lynchburg.net wrote:

Jake,
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg (HMM) was head of the Lutheran Church in America and pastored St. Michael's and Zion Lutheran Church (SM&Z) Philadelphia, PA for many years. He kept a journal, and that is where this information comes from. HMMJ,Vol I is my shorthand for this reference. The German population in Philadelphia was particularly driven by Palatine immigration and St. Michael's and Zion Lutheran Church ministered to those immigrants, some of whom remained in Philadelphia for a few years before moving on to permanently settle elsewhere.

John Martin Hoffman's wife (no name given but probably Maria Magdalena Hanff) buried 12/5/1763 by HMM "She had traveled back to her homeland to see relatives in Bornheim, near Frankfort, once more, and had safely returned" to Pennsylvania- two weeks later she died after several days of illness. Funeral conducted to church (St. Michael's & Zion Lutheran, Philadelphia) from Mr. Hansman's in Philadelphia. HMMJ, Vol.I, p. 718.

I could not find her name on either of the two ships that docked in Philadelphia on Nov. 25, 1763 ( the only ships in the correct arrival window if we are to believe Muhlenberg) in the records of Prennsylvania German Pioneers, Vol. I, perhaps because these lists are just those who took an oath upon arrival. She, being a woman and already an accepted resident of the colony was probably exempt from the oath, therefore not listed.


I have been following a group of the immigrants and suspect, but have not proven any more than a religious denomination, connection to John Martin Hoffman. My line includes three successive generations of Johann Michael Kirman (Kerrmann, Kurrman, Carman) and allied families (Koch, Walter, Coons, Alter, Geyer) who left Philadelphia in April, 1765 for the borders of New York. John Martin Hoffman appears to have settled in Berks County, PA, and not gone to NY. Have you come across any of my sir- names in your research?

Mary




--- jake.hannam@verizon.net wrote:

From: Jake Hannam <jake.hannam@verizon.net>
To: thebees@lynchburg.net
Subject: Re: John Martin Hoffman's Wife
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:26:01 -0500

Hi Mary,

Yes. Any additional info would be much appreciated!

On 11/11/2016 8:47 AM, thebees@lynchburg.net wrote:

Jake, I found info. on your family history website, Jakehannam.com that I believe I can add to. That being the burial date of John Martin Hoffman's wife. Are you still adding to your data? Mary Bartelt, thebees@lynchburg.net

Noted events in her life were:

1. Christened: 12 Jan 1714. 318,319 Bornheim, Germany

2. Alt. Birth: Abt 1715. 319,455

3. Alt. Death: Bef 1766. 455

4. Comment 1: Possibly buried in Philadelphia on 5 December 1763, having died a few days earlier.

Maria married Johann Martin Hoffman 110,316,317,318 on 25 May 1734 in Evang. Church, Bornheim, Germany.319 Johann was born on 30 Aug 1706 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia,317,456 was baptized on 2 Sep 1706,317,456 died between 6 Feb 1782 and 25 Feb 1782 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,321 and was buried about Feb 1782 in Unknown. Other names for Johann were Johannes Martin Hoffman,51,316,317,319 John Martin Hoffman,75,316,317,319 Martin Hoffman, and320 Johann Martin Hoffmann.399

236. Nicholas Strauss,48,51,193,194,210 son of John Michael Strauss and \\, was born about 1720 in Urfar, Wertheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany290 and died in 1809 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania194,290 about age 89. Other names for Nicholas were Nicholas Strause,51,210 George Nicholas Strauss,195 Johann Nicholas Strauss,210 Nicholas Strouse, and426 Nicholas Strouss.52
(Duplicate. See Below)

237. Phillipina Christiana \\ 48,290 was born in 1725 in Urfar, Wertheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany and died after 8 Dec 1808.299 Other names for Phillipina were Christina,51,194,210,290 Christina Strauss 194,196. and290
(Duplicate. See Below)

240. Jan Monfoort,212 son of Peter Monfort 212,388,461,462 and Margrietje Haff,212 was born in 1717 in Oyster Bay, Queens (now Nassau), Long Island, New York,463 was baptized on 28 Jul 1717 in Jamaica Dutch Church, Jamaica, Long Island, , New York,212 died on 4 May 1777 in York, , Pennsylvania212,464 at age 60, and was buried about 4 May 1777 in Low Dutch Cemetery (Southern), Conewago Township, Adams, Pennsylvania.12 Other names for Jan were Jan Monfoort John Monfoort, Jan Monfort, John Monfoort,465 John Monfort,212,337,466,467,468 John Montfort 95., and212

General Notes:

[Source: Monfort Family 12_99.FTW]

Jan's great uncle Pieter appears to have been the first to use the name alternately spelled as Monfort (e.g., on his will according to Sisser (p. 33)

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[Source: Montfort Genealogy, Carol Ann Lembke McKee, 1981]

"Peter Monfoort - (son of Peter) was baptised July 28, 1717; married Kniertje Marsten. He emigrated from New Jersey to Adams Co. about 1765. Organized church at Conowaga, three miles south of Gettysburg; church had about 150 members: Monfoorts, Cassatts, Bantas, Westerveets. About 1781-1793 some moved away, or joined Presbyterian Church. Died May 4, 1777"

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[Source: York County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1749-1819

Surname: Monfort
Given Name: John
Title:
Description: Decedent
Residence: York Co.
Date: 8 Mar 1777
Prove Date: 26 Jun 1777
Remarks: Monfort, John. Mar. 8, 1777. Executors: Peter Francis, John and Larence Monfort. York County. Wife: Cneartie Monfort. Children: Peter, Francis, John, Larence, and Mary

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[Source: Egle's Notes and Queries of Pennsylvania, 1700s - 1800s, Fourth Series Volume 1, Notes and Queries - LXV, page 183]

MONFORT-CASSAT.--John Monfort, son of Peter Monfort, b. in 1717; died May 4, 1777. He had four sons:
i. Peter, b. July 4, 1744.
ii. Francis, b. July 10, 1746.
iii. John, b. Dec. 24, 1750.
iv. Lawrence, b. March 3, 1753.
It is traditional that Lawrence and two of his brothers served in the Revolutionary War. Allied to this family were the Cassats:
i. David, b. April 11, 1743.
ii. Peter b. April 30, 1746.
iii. Jacob, b. April 21, 1751.

Information is desired concerning the services of any of the foregoing in the War for Independence.

E. R. M. Cincinnati, 0.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Between 1720 and 1769.

2. Comment 1: 466 Jan is listed as the first son of Pieter and Margrietje Monfoort

3. Will: 8 Mar 1777. 467 York County, Pennsylvania

4. Will Proved: 26 Jun 1777. 467 York County, Pennsylvania

Jan married Kniertje Marston 337 on 28 Mar 1743.212 Kniertje was born in 1716 in Jamaica, Queens (Long Island), New York,469 was baptized on 16 Mar 1716 in Jamaica, Queens (Long Island), New York,212 and died on 19 Mar 1777 in York, , Pennsylvania212,469 at age 61. Other names for Kniertje were Kniertje Marsten,212 Conertie Marston,470 Catharine Martin, and468 Cneartie Monfort.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Comment: Barbara Whiteside: Jan and Kniertje were cousins

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Peter Monfort 212,471 was born about 1744, was baptized on 5 Aug 1744 in Readington Reformed Church, Readington, , New Jersey, and died on 6 Aug 1825 in Mountjoy Township, Adams, Pennsylvania about age 81.

         ii.  Francis Monfort 212,472,473