Descendants of Lorentz Hoffmann


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1. Lorentz Hoffmann was born in 1572 in Bornheim, Germany and died on 9 Jul 1639 in Bornheim, Germany at age 67.

Lorentz married Ann \\. Ann was born about 1575.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2 M    i. Gottfried Hoffmann 1,2 was born about 1638 in , Frankfurt/Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

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2. Gottfried Hoffmann 1,2 was born about 1638 in , Frankfurt/Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

Gottfried married Margaretha Bolmann,1,2 daughter of Ludwig Bolmann and Catharina Wolff, on 30 Nov 1658 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2 Margaretha was born about 1637 in , Frankfurt/Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

Children from this marriage were:

   3 M    i. Johann Adam Hoffmann 1,2 was born in 16602 and was baptized on 1 Jan 1660 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

   4 M    ii. Johann Ulrich Hoffmann 1,2 was born in 16632 and was baptized on 5 Feb 1663 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

   5 M    iii. Lorentz Hoffmann 1,2 was born in 16662 and was baptized on 31 May 1666 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

   6 M    iv. Lorentz Bernhardt Hoffmann 1,2 was born in 16722 and was baptized on 24 Mar 1672 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

+ 7 M    v. Johann Wilhelm Hoffman 1,2 was born before 24 Mar 1672 in Bornheim, Germany3 and was baptized on 24 Mar 1672 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

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7. Johann Wilhelm Hoffman 1,2 was born before 24 Mar 1672 in Bornheim, Germany3 and was baptized on 24 Mar 1672 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2 Another name for Johann was Johann Wilhelm Hoffmann 1.,3

General Notes:

[Source: Colonial America, 1607-1789 PA Census Index, page 196]

A Johan Wilhelm Hoffman was living in Philadephia, Philadelphia County, PA in 1741.

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[Source: Shirley Buirch, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 October 2000]

Hi John! Sorry I am slow again but have been busy cutting wood for this winter. OK here goes:
Johann Wilhelm son of Gottfried Hoffmann chr. 2 Nov 1617 Evan. Church, Bornheim d. 1 Apr 1690 md. 30 Nov 1658 Margaretha Bollmann b. abt 1641; son of Lorentz Hoffmann b. 1572 Bornheim d. 9 Jul 1639 Bornheim md. Ann b. abt 1575; Margaretha dau of Ludwig Bollmann b. abt 1601 of Bornheim d. 20 Oct 1642 Bornheim md. 25 Oct 1624 Catharina Wolff; son of Nicolas Bolmann, Honorable, b. abt 1570 d. bef. Oct 1624 md. abt 1591; Catharina dau of Johann Friederick Wolff b. abt 1570 Oberursel, Frankfurt am Main
Anna Catharina Eckhardt wife of Johann Wilhelm Hoffmann chr. 28 Jan 1672 Evan. Church, Bornheim dau of Frantz Eckhardt b. abt 1651 Bornheim md. 21 Feb 1671 Anna Mararetha Diehm; son of Heyl Eckhardt b. abt 1605 Fulbel (not sure of the spelling), Frankfurt am Main d. 29 Jun 1660 Bornheim, md. 28 Jun 1640 Catharina; Anna Mararetha Diehm dau of Gerlach Diem chr. 9 Nov 1606 Bornheim md. 23 Nov 1629 Margaretha Hoffmann son of Johannes Diem b. abt 1568 of Bornheim d. 11 Jun 1615 Bornheim md. abt 1597 Margaretha; Mararetha Hoffmann dau of Claus or Nicolaus Hofmann b. abt 1560 of Bornheim md. abt 1584 Anna.

Shirley B.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1672. 2

• Christened: 24 Mar 1672. 3 Evan. Church, Bornheim, Germany

Johann married Anna Catharine Eckhardt,4 daughter of Frantz Eckhardt 1,2 and Anna Margaretha Diem,1,2 on 16 Aug 1692 in Evang. Church, Bornheim, Germany.5 Anna was born before 28 Jan 1672 in Bornheim, Germany3 and was baptized on 28 Jan 1672 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2 Other names for Anna were Anna Catharina Eckhardt and3 Anna Catherine Eckhardt.2

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 16 Apr 1692. 5 Bornheim, Frankfurt/main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1672. 2

• Christened: 28 Jan 1672. 3 Evan. Church, Bornheim, Germany

• Alt. Birth: 1680. 2

• Alt. Christening: 26 Oct 1680. 2 Bornheim, Frankfurt/main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

Children from this marriage were:

   8 M    i. Johannes Hoffman 1,2 was born in 16962 and was baptized on 4 Feb 1696 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

   9 M    ii. Franciscus Hoffman 1,2 was born in 16982 and was baptized on 9 Oct 1698 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

   10 M    iii. Johan Adam Hoffman 1,2 was born in 17012 and was baptized on 2 Jun 1701 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

   11 F    iv. Anna Margretha Hoffman 1,2 was born in 17042 and was baptized on 4 May 1704 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

+ 12 M    v. Johann Martin Hoffman 1,2,3,6 was born on 30 Aug 1706 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia,2,7 was baptized on 2 Sep 1706,2,7 died between 6 Feb 1782 and 25 Feb 1782 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,8 and was buried about Feb 1782 in Unknown.

   13 M    vi. Wilhelm Hoffman 1,2 was born in 17102 and was baptized on 22 Nov 1710 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.2

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12. Johann Martin Hoffman 1,2,3,6 was born on 30 Aug 1706 in Bornheim, Frankfurt Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia,2,7 was baptized on 2 Sep 1706,2,7 died between 6 Feb 1782 and 25 Feb 1782 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,8 and was buried about Feb 1782 in Unknown. Other names for Johann were Johannes Martin Hoffman,1,2,5,9 John Martin Hoffman,1,2,5,10 Martin Hoffman, and11 Johann Martin Hoffmann.12

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:

• Alt. Birth: 13 Monsheim District of Altzey, the Palatinate (Germany

• Comment 1: 14 This Johannes Martin Hoffman was probably the father (possibly a brother) of Martin Hoffman who married Maria Magdalena Strauss

• Alt. Birth: 30 Aug 1706. 2,4 Bornheim, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1735. 2,10

• Emigrated: 1749. 3,5 Came with his cousin, Conrad Eckhart, to Pennsylvania on board the ship "Elliot"

• Will: 6 Feb 1782. 8 Executors: Jacob Shupe and Nicholas McCarty
Witnesses: Joseph Kohle, George Kohle

• Will Proved: 25 Feb 1782. 8

Johann married Maria Magdalena Hanff,3,5 daughter of Johann Jacob Hanff 15 and Anna Barbara Helfrich,15 on 25 May 1734 in Evang. Church, Bornheim, Germany.5 Maria was born on 9 Jan 1714 in Bornheim, Germany3,5 and died before Sep 1766 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.7 Another name for Maria was Maria Magdalena 4,5.,7

Noted events in her life were:

• Christened: 12 Jan 1714. 3,5 Bornheim, Germany

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1715. 4,5

• Alt. Death: Bef 1766. 4

Children from this marriage were:

   14 M    i. Johan Jacob Hoffman 5 was born on 17 Feb 1738 in Bornheim, Germany.5

   15 F    ii. Anna Maria Hoffman 5 was born on 10 Nov 1740 in Bornheim, Germany.5

General Notes:

Anna Maria Hoffman is probably the same as Anna Maria Nicolas, wife of Valentine Nicolas. Martin and Gertrude Hoffman were sponsors at the baptism of Anna Getrude Nicolas, daughter of Valentine and Anna Maria Nicolas on 7 May 1775.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 September 2013

   16 M    iii. Christian Hoffman 5 was born on 23 Jan 1743 in Bornheim, Germany.5

   17 F    iv. Anna Catharina Hoffman 5 was born before 28 Sep 1745 in Bornheim, Germany,5 was baptized on 28 Sep 1745,5 and died on 11 Aug 1746.

Christening Notes: Bornheim, Germany

   18 F    v. Anna Catharine Hoffman 5 was born before 24 Aug 1747 in Bornheim, Germany,5 was baptized on 24 Aug 1747,5 and died on 24 Jul 1811.5

Christening Notes: Bornheim, Germany

+ 19 M    vi. John Conrad Hoffmann 6,16 was born on 24 Aug 1751 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,3,5 was baptized on 10 Nov 1751 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,11 and died in Jan 1832 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10 at age 80.

   20 F    vii. Anna Maria Hoffman 10 was born about 1756.5,10 Another name for Anna was Anna Hoffman.10

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 August 2005]

This is possibly the Anna Maria who married John Jung. Two of their children had as sponsors Conrad Hoffman and Martin Hoffman. William Hoffman and wife were the sponsors at the baptism of Maria Jung in 1796 listed as the daughter of John Jung (no mention of mother). Anna Maria had brothers named Martin, Conrad, and William so I believe it very likely that she is the Anna Maria who married John Jung based on these baptismal records.

   21 F    viii. Mary Magdalen Hoffman 5 was born about 1760.10 Other names for Mary were Magdalena Hoffman and5 Magdlen Hoffman.5

General Notes:

NOTE: It is possible that this Mary Magdalen Hoffman was the Maria who married Philipp Jacob Eitam and whose daughter, Anna Catharina, was baptised on 8 June 1777. Martin Hoffmann and Gertraut Hoffmann were sponsors at her baptism. There was a notation that "Maria" was born "Magdalena".
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 February 2004 (based on Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800)

   22 F    ix. Elizabeth Hoffman 5,8,10 was born about 1762.10

+ 23 F    x. Catharine Hoffman 5,8,10,17 was born on 2 Aug 1764 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 24 M    xi. William Hoffman 3,8,10 was born about 176510 and died in 1830 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10 about age 65.

Johann next married Gertrude Ephart 1,2,18 on 3 Sep 1766 in Keller's Church, Ottsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.13 Gertrude was born about 1727 of Bucks, Pennsylvania2 and died after 9 Jun 1783.15 Other names for Gertrude were Gertrout,5 Maria Gertraut \,12 Maria Gertrude \,8 Maria Gertrude Ephart,1,2 Gertraut,1, and2 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:

• Alt. Marriage: Abt 1766. 19 Keller's Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Marriage: 3 Sep 1766. 3 Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pa

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 2 Monshein, District of Altzey, Pal.

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1735. 2

• Alt. Death: After 6 Feb 1782. 8

Children from this marriage were:

   25 M    i. John Martin Hoffman 1,2,3,8,10,11,14,20,21 was born on 6 Sep 1768,11 was baptized on 16 Oct 1768 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,11 died on 29 Jul 1851 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania2,14 at age 82, and was buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.2,10 Another name for John was Martin Hoffman 1,2,3,8,10,20.,21

Christening Notes: Sponsors: Peter and Eva Barbara Diel

General Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-98: Keller's Lutheran Church Records]

Name: Hoffman, John Martin
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 6 September 1768
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798

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Name: Hoffman, John Martin
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 16 October 1768
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798

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Name: Hoffman, Martin
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798

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Name: Hoffman, Gertrude
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798

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Name: Diel, Peter
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798

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Name: Diel, Eva Barbara
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1751-1798

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[Source: 1850 U.S. Census - Pennsylvania, dated 28 August 1850, www.ancestry.com]

A Martin Heoffman, aged 84, was living in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on 28 August 1850 with Mary, aged 68, and Martin, aged 18. They were living a few houses away from Jacob and Barbara Strouse so this is probably the same family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 February 2003

John married Maria Magdalena Strauss,18,22,23.,24 daughter of John Strauss 18,22,25,26,27,28 and Catherine Elizabeth Pfeil,18,22,29,30.,31 Maria was born on 22 Jun 1782 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,22,32 was baptized on 4 Aug 1782 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,22,24 and died after 28 Aug 1850.14 Other names for Maria were Magdalena Strouse,22,23,24 Magdalene Strouse,22,23,24 Maria Magdalena Strouse, and21 Magdalena Strouss.

General Notes:

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

Name: Strauss, Maria Magdalena
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 22 6 1782
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Sponsors are both single.
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Name: Strauss, Maria Magdalena
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 4 8 1782
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Sponsors are both single.
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Name: Strauss, Johannes
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Sponsors are both single.
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Name: Strauss, Cath.
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Sponsors are both single.
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Name: Strauss, Henrich
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Sponsors are both single.
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Name: Pfeil, Maria Magdalena
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Sponsors are both single.

Noted events in her life were:

• Baptism: 4 Aug 1782. 24 Sponsors: Henrich Strauss and Maria Magdalena Pfeil (both single)

• Baptized: 4 Aug 1782. 23 St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: After 22 Dec 1831.

• Alt. Death: Bef 1839.

+ 26 F    ii. Maria Gertraut Hoffmann 12 was born on 22 Sep 1770 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,2,3,10,12 died on 25 May 1840 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania3,10,12 at age 69, and was buried in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.10,33

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19. John Conrad Hoffmann 6,16 was born on 24 Aug 1751 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,3,5 was baptized on 10 Nov 1751 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,11 and died in Jan 1832 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10 at age 80. Other names for John were Conrad Hoffman,8,9,10,17 Johan Conrad Hoffman,3,8,9,10 Conrad Hoffmann, Conrad Hofmann 8,9., and10

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:

• Baptism: 10 Nov 1751. 11 Sponsors: Conrad and Anna Maria Eckard

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1758. 5,10

• Census: 1820. 34,35 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 9,14 before 4 Nov 1770.24 Magdalena was born between 1750 and 176014 and died after 23 Oct 1813 in She Was A Communicant On This Date.24 Other names for Magdalena were Magdalena,17 Maria Magdalena, and10 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:

• Comment 1: 14 It is possible that this Magdalena was NOT a Trauger but may have been Magdalena Stein, daughter of Philip Stein

• Alt. Death: After 7 Oct 1804. 24

• Alt. Death: Bef 1832. 10,24

Children from this marriage were:

+ 27 M    i. John Philip Hoffman 9,14 was born on 29 Sep 1785,10,14 died on 9 Jun 1861 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10 at age 75, and was buried in Saint Luke's Union Church Cemetery, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 28 F    ii. Elisabeth Hoffman 10 was born on 21 Nov 1787,10 died on 25 Nov 186510 at age 78, and was buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.10

+ 29 M    iii. John Hoffman 10,24 was born about 179010 and died in Monroe, Pennsylvania.10

   30 F    iv. Maria Magdalena Hoffman 10 was born on 16 Nov 1792,10 died on 26 Sep 179810 at age 5, and was buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.10 She had no relationships and no children.

+ 31 M    v. Johann Christian Hoffmann 24,36,37 was born on 3 May 1799 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,10,24,37,38 was baptized on 30 Jun 1799 in Nockamixon Reformed Church, Nockamixon, , Bucks, Pennsylvania,10,24 died on 6 Jun 1885 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10,37 at age 86, and was buried after 6 Jun 1885 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33,36

   32 F    vi. Sarah Hoffman 10 was born on 14 Jul 180110 and died before 1832.10

   33 M    vii. Abraham Hoffman 10 was born in 1804.10

Abraham married Maria \\.10

23. Catharine Hoffman 5,8,10,17 was born on 2 Aug 1764 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Catharine was Catherine Hoffman 5,8.,10

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1772.

Catharine married Henry Philip Strack 5,17 on 24 Jun 1794 in Edward M'Carty's house, Bucks, Pennsylvania.39 Henry was born on 29 Dec 1768 in Ringwood, Passaic, New Jersey.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 24 Jun 1794, Catholic Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

[Source: Goshenhoppen - St. Paul's Mission, Church of the Most Blessed Sacrement - Marriages, 1741-1819, compiled by Barbara Brady O'Keefe, 1982]

STRACK, Henry, 24 June 1794, in Edward M'Carty's house, to Catharine Hoffmann.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 34 F    i. Catherine Strack 17 was born on 19 Nov 1802 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.17

24. William Hoffman 3,8,10 was born about 176510 and died in 1830 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10 about age 65. Other names for William were Wilhelm Hoffmann,3,8 and10 Wilhelm Hoffmann William Hofman.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1759. 10

William married Margaret Hager,10 daughter of Philip Heager and \\, after 1786.10 Margaret was born in 1760.10 Another name for Margaret was Margaretha Hoffmann Margaret Hofman.

Children from this marriage were:

   35 F    i. Magdalena Hofmann 40 was born before 28 May 1792 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania40 and was baptized on 28 May 1792 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.40

General Notes:

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

Name: Hofmann, Magdalena
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 30 2 1792
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hofmann, Magdalena
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 28 5 1792
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hofmann, Wilhelm
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hofmann, Margaretha
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hofmann, Conrad
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hofmann, Magdalena
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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   36 F    ii. Sara Hoffmann 24 was born on 27 Jan 1794 in Pennsylvania.24

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

Name: Hoffmann, Sara
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 27 1 1794
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hoffmann, Sara
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 15 6 1794
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hoffmann, Wilhelm
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hoffmann, Margaretha
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Haeger, Philipp
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Haeger, Philipp
Title: Mrs.
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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   37 F    iii. Catharina Hoffmann was born on 7 Oct 1797 in Pennsylvania.

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

Name: Hoffmann, Catharina
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 7 10 1797
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hoffmann, Catharina
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 28 5 1798
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hoffmann, Wilhelm
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hoffmann, Margaretha
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Kaiser, Friederich
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Kaiser, Catharina
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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   38 F    iv. Sarah Hofman 24 was born on 28 Feb 1802 in Pennsylvania.

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

Name: Hofman, Sarah
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 28 2 1802
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hofman, William
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hofman, Margaret
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Trager, Christian
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Trager, Catharine
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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26. Maria Gertraut Hoffmann 12 was born on 22 Sep 1770 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,2,3,10,12 died on 25 May 1840 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania3,10,12 at age 69, and was buried in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.10,33 Other names for Maria were Gertrout Hoffman,10 Gertrude Hoffman,24,41 Maria Gertrude Hoffman, and10 Gertraut Kaiser.

General Notes:

[Source: Schwenk, Stout, Moyer, Naugle, Goodhart, Latshaw & Allied Families of PA, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=schwenk&id=I570 74]

This source shows her as the daughter of Conrad and Gertrude Hoffman but concurs she was married to Frederick Keiser-Kiser.

NOTE: W.H. Davis, on page 479 of his 'History of Bucks ... Volume III,' also says she was the daughter of Conrad and Gertrude Hoffman.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 2 April 2015



Maria married Frederick Kayser,12 son of Johann Friedrich Kayser 12 and Anna Barbara Steib,12 about 1788.10 Frederick was born on 14 Sep 1764 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,12 died on 5 Dec 1846 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10,12 at age 82, and was buried after 5 Dec 1846 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.10,33 Other names for Frederick were Friederich Kaiser, Friederich Kaiser,24 Frederick Keiser,24 Friederick Keyser,24 Frederick Kiser-Keyser-Keiser Jr., and24 Friedrich Kyser.41

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Ancestors of Gregg Derrell Freese

254. Frederick Kayser, born 14 Sep 1764 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 05 Dec 1846 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 508. Johann Friedrich Kayser and 509. Anna Barbara Steib. He married 255. Maria Gertraut Hoffmann Abt. 1789.
255. Maria Gertraut Hoffmann, born 22 Sep 1770 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 25 May 1840 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of 510. Johann Martin Hoffmann and 511. Maria Gertraut.

Children of Frederick Kayser and Maria Hoffmann are:

i. Maria Kayser, born Abt. 1790 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died in Monroe County, Pennsylvania; married John Hoffmann.

ii. Conrad Kayser, born 21 Jan 1792 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 23 Apr 1823 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

127 iii. Catharina Kayser, born 17 Mar 1795 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 29 Feb 1852 in Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married William Campbell Abt. 1820.

iv. Elizabeth Kayser, born 18 Sep 1796 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 12 Aug 1870 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married Jacob Trauch.

v. John Kayser, born 27 Oct 1798 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 14 Oct 1874 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married Sarah Gruver.

vi. Jacob Kayser, born 21 Feb 1801 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 11 Nov 1874 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married Sarah Ann Selner.

vii. Sarah Kayser, born 20 Aug 1803 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 08 Aug 1886 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married John Selner.

viii. Susanna Kayser, born 22 Nov 1805 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died in Indiana; married George T. Ott.

ix. Frederick Kayser, born 19 Mar 1808 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 15 Jul 1872 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

x. Anna Maria Magdalena Kayser, born 08 Aug 1811 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 25 Sep 1892 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married William Campbell.

xi. Samuel Kayser, born 12 Oct 1814 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 26 Mar 1877 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; married Mary Ochs.

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1766 - 1820: Nockamixon Township]

Frederick and Gertrude Keiser were sponsors at the baptism of Samuel Hoffman, son of John and Maria Hoffman on 17 December 1815. Conrad and Magdalene Hoffman were sponsors at their son, Frederick's, baptism in 1808. I suspect this indicates a family tie but cannot determine what that connection is at this point.

My suspicion is that Maria Hoffman is Anna Maria Keiser, wife of John Hoffman, and that Frederick Keiser was her brother. -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 December 2000

General Notes:

[Source: 1790 U.S. Census - Pennsylvania, page 113]

Frederick Kyser was living in a household with two males sixteen or older (including him) and one female.
Living next door to him was the household of Conrod Kyser with two males under sixteen and three females.
On the other side of Frederick Kyser, four doors away, was the household of Philip Trager with just him and one female. I don't know if there is any family connection between the Kysers and Tragers but have included him here just in case. Also, Michael Lambert was living five doors away from Conrod with a household of six males under the age of sixteen and five females. This is probably the Michael Lambert who married Rosina Strauss.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 December 2000

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[Source: PA Census Index, page 179]

Name State County Page Year

Keyser, John PA BUCKS CO. 057 1790
Kiser, Leonard PA BUCKS CO. 047 1790
Kiser, Philip PA BUCKS CO. 047 1790
Kyser, Conrod PA BUCKS CO. 045 1790
Kyser, Frederick PA BUCKS CO. 045 1790

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[Source: 1800 PA Census Index, pages 192, 193]

Name State County Page Year Age Ranges
Kaisor, Frederick PA BUCKS CO. 263 1800 30010-3001000
Keasor, Leonard PA BUCKS CO. 257 1800 00010-1000100
Kiser, Philip PA BUCKS CO. 250 1800 50001-3100100
Kisor, Casper PA BUCKS CO. 261 1800 00010-0011000

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[Source: 1810 PA Census Index, page 242]

Name State County Location Page Year

Kiser, Frederick PA BUCKS CO. NOCKAMISON TWP 052 1810
Kiser, P. PA BUCKS CO. NEWTOWN TWP 047 1810

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[Source: 1820 PA Census Index, page 351]

Name State County Location Page Year

Keyser, Frederick PA BUCKS CO. NOCKAMIXON TWP 035 1820
Keyser, Phillip PA BUCKS CO. NEWTOWN TWP 280 1820
Keyser, William PA BUCKS CO. NEWTOWN TWP 278 1820

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As the record below indicates, a Frederick Kyser served as a private in the Revolutionary War. I do not know if this is the Frederick Kyser from Bucks County, Pennsylvania or not.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. 18 December 2000

[Source: Revolutionary War Muster Rolls, 1775-83]

Surname Given Name Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge Notes Roll Box Roll Exct Roll Rec
Kyser Frederick Private 63 0 246

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Between 1750 and 1760. 10

• Alt. Birth: 11 Sep 1764. 10 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Children from this marriage were:

   39 F    i. Sarah Kiser 41 was born between 1788 and 1820 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Sarah married John Selner.41

   40 F    ii. Susan Kiser 41 was born between 1788 and 1820.

Susan married George Ott.41 George was born between 1780 and 1820.

+ 41 F    iii. Anna Maria Keiser 10 was born about 1790 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10 and died in Monroe, Pennsylvania.10


   42 M    iv. Conrad Kayser 12 was born on 21 Jan 1792 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,12 died on 23 Apr 1823 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania12 at age 31, and was buried after 23 Apr 1823 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Conrad was Conrad Kiser.

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Conrad Keiser

Birth: Jan. 2, 1792
Death: Apr. 23, 1823

Family links:
Parents:
Frederick Keiser (1764 - 1846)
Maria Gertraut Hoffman Keiser (1770 - 1840)

Siblings:
Conrad Keiser (1792 - 1823)
Catharine Keiser Keimmeick (1795 - 1852)*
Elizabeth Keiser Trauch (1796 - 1870)*
Magdalena Keiser Campbell (1811 - 1892)*
Samuel Kiser (1814 - 1877)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Son of Frederick & Gertraut - Aged 31 Yrs 3 Mo & 21 Days

Burial:
Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Old Section, Row 17

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100868380

+ 43 F    v. Catharine Keyser 24 was born on 17 Mar 1795,24 was baptized on 19 Apr 1795 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,24 died on 29 Feb 185233 at age 56, and was buried after 29 Feb 1852 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 44 F    vi. Elizabeth Kayser 12 was born on 18 Sep 1796 in Pennsylvania, was baptized on 30 Oct 1796 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 12 Aug 1870 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania12 at age 73, and was buried after 12 Aug 1870 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 45 M    vii. Johannes Kaiser 24 was born on 28 Oct 1798, was baptized on 25 Dec 1798 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,24 died on 14 Oct 187433 at age 75, and was buried after 14 Oct 1874 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 46 M    viii. Jacob Kaiser 24 was born before 9 May 1801 and was baptized on 9 May 1801 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.24

   47 F    ix. Polly Kiser .41


   48 M    x. Frederick Keiser 24 was born on 19 Mar 1808 in Pennsylvania,24 was baptized on 15 Apr 1808 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,24 died on 25 Jul 187233 at age 64, and was buried after 25 Jul 1872 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Frederick was Frederick Kiser 24.,33

General Notes:

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

Name: Keiser, Frederick
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 19 3 1808
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Keiser, Frederick
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 15 4 1808
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Keiser, Frederick
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Keiser, Gertrude
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Conrad
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Magdalene
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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   49 F    xi. Anna Magdalene Keiser 24 was born on 8 Aug 1811 in Pennsylvania,24 was baptized on 24 Nov 1811 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,24 died on 25 Sep 1892 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania12 at age 81, and was buried about 28 Sep 1892 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


Anna married William Campbell.12.,41 William was born on 5 Dec 1799 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,33 died on 10 Jul 1881 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 81, and was buried after 10 Jul 1881 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for William were William Cammell and33 William Keimmeick.33

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

William Campbell

Birth: Dec. 5, 1799
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1881
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

William Campbell was born December 5, 1799, the son of William and Elizabeth Barbara Ohl Campbell/Cammel/Kemmick. Circa 1820, he married Catharine Keiser, daughter of Frederick and Maria Gertraut Hoffman Kayser/Keiser. William Campbell, Jr., and Catharine Kayser were the parents of 5 children: Frederick Keiser, Sarah, William Keiser, Catharine Ann and Mary Ann Campbell. William passed away July 10, 1881, in Springfield Township, Bucks County, and was buried in St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Death notice for William Campbell from the Doylestown Democrat, July 26, 1881:

"Campbell. --In Springfield, July 10, 1881, William Campbell, aged 81 years, 7 months and 5 days."

From the Orphan's Court Records of Bucks County, Pennsylvania:

"File #12335, May 8, 1883--William Campbell, Springfield Township. Heir Sarah Trauger (age 19), daughter of Joseph of Nockamixon Township. John F. Fosbenner of Haycock Township appointed guardian."

Family links:
Parents:
Wilhelm Campbell (1772 - 1835)
Elizabeth Barbara Ohl Campbell (1774 - 1856)

Spouses:
Catharine Keiser Keimmeick (1795 - 1852)
Magdalena Keiser Campbell (1811 - 1892)*

Children:
Frederick Campbell (1822 - 1860)*
Sarah Campbell Trauger (1823 - 1869)*
William Keiser Campbell (1831 - 1889)*
Catharine Ann Campbell Schmell (1833 - 1918)*

Siblings:
Andrew Campbell (1796 - 1872)*
William Campbell (1799 - 1881)
John O Campbell (1802 - 1864)*
David Campbell (1807 - 1887)*
Samuel Campbell (1810 - 1881)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Gregg Freese
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97141421

+ 50 M    xii. Samuel Kaiser 24,42 was born on 12 Oct 1814 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,41 was baptized on 18 Dec 1814 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,24 died on 26 Mar 1877 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania41 at age 62, and was buried after 26 Mar 1877 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

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27. John Philip Hoffman 9,14 was born on 29 Sep 1785,10,14 died on 9 Jun 1861 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10 at age 75, and was buried in Saint Luke's Union Church Cemetery, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for John were John Hoffman,9 Philip Hoffman 9,10. and43

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:

• Comment 1: 44 Charles M. Melchior names him as "Philip Hoffman"

• Occupation: 10 Farmer

• Alt. Birth: Between 1760 and 1795. 14

• Alt. Birth: Between 13 Aug 1785 and 12 Aug 1786. 45

• Census: 1800. 46 There were two males (ages unknown) named Philip Hoffman living in Northampton County, Pennsylvania during the 1800 PA Census

• Census: 12 Aug 1850. 43 He listed his occupation as farmer with property valued at $1800.

• Census: 12 Aug 1850. 45 Philip Hoffman, age 64, was living with wife, Sarah, age 53, and daughter, Sarah, age 14, in Nockmixon Township, Bucks, PA

• Will: 11 Jun 1860, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

• Will Proved: 18 Jun 1861, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

John married Maria Sarah Strauss,22,27 daughter of Christopher Strauss 18,23,25,28,31,47 and Anna Maria Young,23 on 29 Dec 1812 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.10 Maria was born on 25 Mar 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania26,48 and died about 182810 about age 40. Other names for Maria were Sarah Straus Or Strauss Sarah Strous, Sarah Strous,49 Maria Sarah Strouse,9,22,27,50 Sarah Strouse 10,22., and27

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:

• Officiant: 29 Dec 1812. 51 Rev. Mr. Mensch

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


Children from this marriage were:

+ 51 F    i. Susanna Hoffman 9,10,14,24,52,53 was born on 14 Oct 1813,24,54 was baptized on 19 Dec 1813 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,24 died on 16 Jan 1860 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania54 at age 46, and was buried after 16 Jan 1860 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 52 M    ii. Elias Hoffman 10,53 was born on 23 Nov 1815,10,24 was baptized on 11 Feb 1816 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,10,24 died on 27 May 189310,55 at age 77, and was buried about 27 May 1893 in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.10,55

   53 M    iii. Martin Hoffman 10 was born about 181710 and died after 11 Jun 1860.53 Another name for Martin was Marten Hoffman.53

   54 M    iv. Samuel Strouse Hoffman 10,14 was born on 6 Apr 181810 and died before 1860.10 Another name for Samuel was Samuel Hoffman 10.,53

Samuel married Ellen Kessler 10 on 20 May 1841.10

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Comment 1: 20 May 1841. 10 Married by Joseph Hough, Esq.

   55 F    v. Elizabeth Hoffman 10 was born on 3 Oct 1822,10 was baptized on 24 Nov 1822 in Nockamixon Reformed Church, Nockamixon, , Bucks, Pennsylvania,10 and died before 1860.10

General Notes:

NOTE: Elizabeth, if she was indeed a daughter of Philip Hoffman, was not mentioned in his will dated 11 June 1860.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 January 2005

   56 F    vi. Sarah Hoffman 10,53 was born about 182410 and died after 11 Jun 1860 in This May Be Incorrect. There May Have Been A Second Sister, Sarah. (Hannam, 14 January 2005).53

+ 57 M    vii. Anthony Hoffman 10,53,56 was born on 8 Feb 1826 in Pennsylvania10,56 and died after 12 Jul 1870.56,57


John next married Sarah Fulmer 10 about 1830.10 Sarah was born in 1792, died on 22 Oct 1863 in Pennsylvania58 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:

• Alt. Death: After 11 Jun 1860. 53

• Alt. Birth: Between 13 Aug 1796 and 12 Aug 1797.

The child from this marriage was:

   58 F    i. Sarah Hoffman 10 was born between 13 Aug 1835 and 12 Aug 1836 in Pennsylvania.

28. Elisabeth Hoffman 10 was born on 21 Nov 1787,10 died on 25 Nov 186510 at age 78, and was buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.10

General Notes:

I have two possible sets of parents for Elisabth Hoffman. One set is this one (John Conrad Hoffmann and Magdalena Trauger). The other is Conrad Hoffman and Magdalena Stein. So, the Elizabeth Hoffman who married John Kohl may be incorrectly attached.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 September 2013

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

Name: Hoffman, Elizabeth
Description: Catechumen
Event: Catechism
Date: 1805
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
Remarks: John Drach: Peter Drach, father.

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Name: Hoffman, Conrad
Description: Father
Event: Catechism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
Remarks: John Drach: Peter Drach, father.

NOTE: Elizabeth and Rosina Lampert (Lambert) were also listed in the same records.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 March 2003

Elisabeth married John Kohl,10 son of Jacobi Kohl 59 and Elisabeth,59 on 23 Apr 1815 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.59 John was born on 25 Sep 1791,10 died on 25 Jan 183510 at age 43, and was buried in St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Haycock, Bucks, Pennsylvania.10 Other names for John were John Cool and Jois Kohl.10

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Bucks County PA GenWeb, St John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA, Submitted by lsbuirch]

MARRIAGES

23 Apr 1815 Jois, son of Jacobi & Elisabeth Kohl, to Elisabeth, dau of Conradi & Magdalena Hoffmann


The child from this marriage was:

   59 F    i. Levina H. Kohl 17 was born on 21 Mar 1816,17 died on 3 Aug 188117 at age 65, and was buried in St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Haycock, Bucks, Pennsylvania.17 Another name for Levina was Catherine Kohl.

Levina married Isaiah Kramer 17 on 27 Jul 1839.17 Isaiah was born on 24 Dec 1814.17

29. John Hoffman 10,24 was born about 179010 and died in Monroe, Pennsylvania.10

General Notes:

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

NOTE: I suspect that this is the John Hoffman who married Anna Maria Kiser. I further suspect that Anna Maria was the daughter of Frederick and Gertrude Kaiser who were sponsors at the baptism of her son, Samuel. At this point, however, all of this is pure speculation.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 December 2000

NOTE: I have since marked her as the wife of John Hoffman and the daughter of Frederick and Maria Gertraut Hoffmann.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 15 Juen 2004

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Between 1780 and 1820. 10

John married Anna Maria Keiser,10 daughter of Frederick Kayser 12 and Maria Gertraut Hoffmann,12 before 1813.10 Anna was born about 1790 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10 and died in Monroe, Pennsylvania.10 Other names for Anna were Maria,10 Mary Kiser 10. and41

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 10 Pennsylvania (resided in Monroe County)

Noted events in her life were:

• Comment 1: It is probable that this is Anna Maria Keiser and a daughter of Frederick and Gertrude Kaiser. The Kaisers were sponsors at the baptism of her son, Samuel.

• Alt. Birth: Between 1788 and 1820. 10

Children from this marriage were:

   60 M    i. Samuel Hoffman 24 was born on 25 Sep 1815 in Probably Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania and was baptized on 17 Dec 1815 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.24

General Notes:

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

Name: Hoffman, Samuel
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 25 9 1815
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Samuel
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 17 12 1815
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, John
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Maria
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Kaiser, Frederick
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Kaiser, Gertrude
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

   61 F    ii. Magdalene Hoffman was born on 19 Dec 1816 in Probably Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

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

Name: Hoffman, Magdalene
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 19 12 1816
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Magdalene
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 6 4 1817
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, John
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Maria
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Scheib, George
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Scheib, Catharine
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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   62 F    iii. Sarah Hoffman was born on 27 May 1819.

General Notes:

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

Name: Hoffman, Sarah
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 27 5 1819
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Sarah
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 13 7 1819
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, John
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Maria
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Kaiser, Conrad
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Fabian, Sarah
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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31. Johann Christian Hoffmann 24,36,37 was born on 3 May 1799 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,10,24,37,38 was baptized on 30 Jun 1799 in Nockamixon Reformed Church, Nockamixon, , Bucks, Pennsylvania,10,24 died on 6 Jun 1885 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10,37 at age 86, and was buried after 6 Jun 1885 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33,36 Other names for Johann were Christian Hoffman,33 and60 John Christian Hoffman.24

General Notes:

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

Name: Hoffmann, Johann Christian
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 3 5 1799
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hoffmann, Johann Christian
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 30 6 1799
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hoffmann, Conrad
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Hoffmann, Magdalena
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Trager, Christian
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Trager, Catharine
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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[Source: 1860 U.S. Census, 21 June 1860 (Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania - Upper Blacks Eddy post office)]

According to the 1860 census, Christian, wife Sarah, and son Amos were living with their daughter, Franey, and her husband, Peter Young, and their two small children. According to the record, Christian still owned $400 worth of real estate.

However, in the 1870 census of 23 July 1970, Christian, Sarah and Amos were living alone again (no mention of Franey or Peter Young) with a new child or grandchild, Henry, age 11.

By the 1880 census, Christian, Sarah and Amos were still living together (possibly with a family named Wertz) as Christian and Sarah were listed as boarders. Christian was listed as having a disability of "nerves fits".

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

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[Source: Rootsweb posting, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tonybennyhoff/hofchr1.htm, Tony Bennyhoff]

Christian Hoffman - born May 3, 1799 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, PA. He was a son of Conrad & Magdalena (Stein) Hoffman. He was a lifelong farmer in Nockamixon. He died June 6, 1885 and is buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery.

Sarah Solt - born April 4, 1803, died September 4, 1881. She appears to be a daughter of Martin & Elizabeth (______) Solt. She is buried next to her husband in St. Luke's.

Children of Christian & Sarah (Solt) Hoffman:

Joseph Hoffman - born around 1823. He married Sarah Ann _______ around 1849 or 1850. He was a boatman, and lived in Williams Township, Northampton County. He died November 25, 1893 and is buried at St. Luke's Cemetery, but no tombstone marks his grave. A death record gives his age as 73 years, 1 month & 29 days although it appears he wasn't that old.

Aaron Hoffman - born September 10, 1825 according to his baptismal record. His tombstone has his birthdate as December 16, 1826. His first wife was Mary _______, and they married in 1849 or 1850. His second wife was Barbara A. ________, and they married around 1855. He was a blacksmith in Tinicum Township. He died November 4, 1899, and is buried in Upper Tinicum Lutheran Cemetery.

Lucy Ann Hoffman - born September 26, 1828. Sometime between 1870 and 1876 she married Samuel Werst. This is the same man that had been married to her sister Hannah. They lived in Nockamixon Township. She died November 2, 1909, and is buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery.

Hannah Hoffman - born April 22, 1832. She married Aaron Hager around 1854. After his death she married Samuel Werst around 1862. She died February 24, 1869 and is buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery.

Reuben Hoffman - born June 4, 1834. He married Caroline Applegate around 1858. He lived in Williams Township, Northampton County, and at different times he was a farmer and a boatman. By 1910 he had moved to New Jersey to live with a daughter. He died October 6, 1914 in Palmyra, New Jersey of bladder trouble. He is buried in Riegelsville Union Cemetery in Durham Township, Bucks County.

Frances Hoffman - born May 11, 1838. She was also called Franey. Her first husband was Peter Young, and their first child was born around 1857. Her second husband was Henry L. Stover, and their first child was born around 1872. Following her second husband's death in 1892 she moved to Tinicum Township. She died April 25, 1921 in Ottsville, and is buried at St. Luke's Union Cemetery.

Lydia S. Hoffman - born April 5, 1842. She married Jacob Bickel around 1863. They lived in Nockamixon Township. She died June 28, 1922 and is buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery.

Amos Wilson Hoffman - born June 14, 1848. He married Sophia Koch on June 1, 1882. He died in the Bucks County Alms House in Doylestown Township of arteriosclerosis on July 12, 1922. He is buried in Keller's Church Cemetery in Bedminster Township.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: 9 Jun 1885. 36

• Baptism: 30 Jun 1799. 24 Sponsors: Christian and Catharine Trager

• Alt. Burial: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania. 10

Johann married Sarah Solt,10,37,60 daughter of Martin Solt 10,18 and Elizabeth Strauss,18,22,24 about 1823.10 Sarah was born on 4 Apr 1803 in Pennsylvania,10,37,38 died on 4 Sep 1881 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10,37 at age 78, and was buried after 4 Sep 1881 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

General Notes:

NOTE: Because of the proximity of her tombstone to that of Christian Hoffman, I am making the assumption that this Sarah (see below) is the Sarah who married Johann Christian Hoffman.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 8 January 2005

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[Source: Edie Gale Hays, Transcription of Photos taken November 2004 at Nockamixon (St.Luke's) Cemetery, Ferndale, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam via email 7 January 2005]

[Stone to the left of him (Christian Hoffman) is broken off]
Our mother Sarah
[illegible, laying face up on the ground]

[Stone to the right is missing and one to the right of that is fallen over]

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 61

• Alt. Birth: St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania. 10

Children from this marriage were:

+ 63 M    i. Aaron Hoffman 38,60 was born about 1827 in Pennsylvania,62 died on 4 Nov 1899 about age 72, and was buried in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.


   64 M    ii. Reuben Hoffman 37 was born on 4 Jun 1834. (Relationship to Father: Unknown, Relationship to Mother: Unknown)

General Notes:

According to a photograph in my possession, the subject of the photo was purportedly Reuben Hoffman. Someone (probably my grandmother, Mary S. Rau) had written on the back of the photograph, "Reuben Hoffman, related to O.H. Melchior". As of this moment, however, I have no further information on this gentleman and I have no indication of how he was related. It is possible that he was a son of Christian Hoffman and Sarah Solt and I have attached him accordingly. I have no proof, however, that this is the same gentleman.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 30 August 2012

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The following is another record for a Reuben Hoffman that shows him as a son of Christian and Mary Hoffman. The name of his mother and his wife differ from that given for the son of Christian and Sarah Solt Hoffman.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 30 August 2012

[Source: ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CONGREGATION , http://www.pagenealogy.org/PUBLIC.HTM]

HOFFMAN, Reuben, farmer of Williams township, born in Bucks Co. son of
Christian and Mary Hoffman, married Caroline Warner of Williams twp.
born same place, daughter of Moses and Christiana Warner at parsonage
Dec. 31, 1857

Reuben married Caroline Applegate.

+ 65 F    iii. Frany Hoffman 38 was born about 1838.38

+ 66 F    iv. Lydia S. Hoffman 38 was born on 5 Apr 1842,38 died on 28 Jun 192233 at age 80, and was buried after 28 Jun 1922 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 67 M    v. Amos Wilson Hoffman 38 was born on 14 Jun 1848,38 died on 12 Jul 1922 in Bucks County Alms House, Doylestown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania63 at age 74, and was buried after 12 Jul 1922 in Keller's Church Cemetery, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   68 M    vi. Henry Hoffmann 63 was born about 1859 in Pennsylvania.63

34. Catherine Strack 17 was born on 19 Nov 1802 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.17

Catherine married John S. Heaney,17 son of Michael Haney 17 and Hellenah Schaefer,17 on 30 Nov 1824 in Catholic Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. John was born on 9 Oct 1800 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.17

The child from this marriage was:

+ 69 M    i. William S. Haney was born on 13 Mar 1834 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania and died on 27 Feb 1901 in Erwinna, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 66.

41. Anna Maria Keiser 10 was born about 1790 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania10 and died in Monroe, Pennsylvania.10 Other names for Anna were Maria,10 Mary Kiser 10. and41

Noted events in her life were:

• Comment 1: It is probable that this is Anna Maria Keiser and a daughter of Frederick and Gertrude Kaiser. The Kaisers were sponsors at the baptism of her son, Samuel.

• Alt. Birth: Between 1788 and 1820. 10

Anna married John Hoffman,10,24 son of John Conrad Hoffmann 6,16 and Magdalena Trauger,9,14 before 1813.10 John was born about 179010 and died in Monroe, Pennsylvania.10

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 10 Pennsylvania (resided in Monroe County)

General Notes:

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

NOTE: I suspect that this is the John Hoffman who married Anna Maria Kiser. I further suspect that Anna Maria was the daughter of Frederick and Gertrude Kaiser who were sponsors at the baptism of her son, Samuel. At this point, however, all of this is pure speculation.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 December 2000

NOTE: I have since marked her as the wife of John Hoffman and the daughter of Frederick and Maria Gertraut Hoffmann.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 15 Juen 2004

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Between 1780 and 1820. 10

(Duplicate Line. See Person 29)

43. Catharine Keyser 24 was born on 17 Mar 1795,24 was baptized on 19 Apr 1795 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,24 died on 29 Feb 185233 at age 56, and was buried after 29 Feb 1852 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Catharine were Catherine Kiser and24 Catherine Kiser.

General Notes:

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

Name Description Date of Event Event

Catharine Keyser Born 17 March 1795 Birth
Catharine Keyser Baptized 19 April 1795 Baptism
Frederick Keyser Father Baptism
Gertrude Keyser Mother Baptism
John Sponsor Baptism
Catharine Sponsor

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Catharine Keiser Keimmeick

Birth: Mar. 17, 1795
Death: Feb. 29, 1852

Catharine Keiser was born March 17, 1795, in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, daughter of Frederick and Maria Gertraut Hoffman Kayser/Keiser. She was baptised on April 19, 1795, in the Nockamixon Lutheran Church, sponsor were John & Catharine ____. Circa 1820, in Bucks County, she married William Campbell, son of William and Elizabeth Barbara Ohl Campbell/Kemmick. They were the parents of 5 children: Frederick Keiser Campbell, Sarah Campbell, William Keiser Campbell, Catharine Ann Campbell and Mary Ann Campbell. Catharine passed away February 29, 1852, in Springfield Township, Bucks County, and was buried in St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Family links:
Parents:
Frederick Keiser (1764 - 1846)
Maria Gertraut Hoffman Keiser (1770 - 1840)

Spouse:
William Campbell (1799 - 1881)*

Children:
Frederick Campbell (1822 - 1860)*
Sarah Campbell Trauger (1823 - 1869)*
William Keiser Campbell (1831 - 1889)*
Catharine Ann Campbell Schmell (1833 - 1918)*

Siblings:
Conrad Keiser (1792 - 1823)*
Catharine Keiser Keimmeick (1795 - 1852)
Elizabeth Keiser Trauch (1796 - 1870)*
Magdalena Keiser Campbell (1811 - 1892)*
Samuel Kiser (1814 - 1877)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
wife of William

Burial:
Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Lizann
Record added: Aug 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74777837



Catharine married William Campbell.12.,41 William was born on 5 Dec 1799 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,33 died on 10 Jul 1881 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 81, and was buried after 10 Jul 1881 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for William were William Cammell and33 William Keimmeick.33

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

William Campbell

Birth: Dec. 5, 1799
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1881
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

William Campbell was born December 5, 1799, the son of William and Elizabeth Barbara Ohl Campbell/Cammel/Kemmick. Circa 1820, he married Catharine Keiser, daughter of Frederick and Maria Gertraut Hoffman Kayser/Keiser. William Campbell, Jr., and Catharine Kayser were the parents of 5 children: Frederick Keiser, Sarah, William Keiser, Catharine Ann and Mary Ann Campbell. William passed away July 10, 1881, in Springfield Township, Bucks County, and was buried in St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Death notice for William Campbell from the Doylestown Democrat, July 26, 1881:

"Campbell. --In Springfield, July 10, 1881, William Campbell, aged 81 years, 7 months and 5 days."

From the Orphan's Court Records of Bucks County, Pennsylvania:

"File #12335, May 8, 1883--William Campbell, Springfield Township. Heir Sarah Trauger (age 19), daughter of Joseph of Nockamixon Township. John F. Fosbenner of Haycock Township appointed guardian."

Family links:
Parents:
Wilhelm Campbell (1772 - 1835)
Elizabeth Barbara Ohl Campbell (1774 - 1856)

Spouses:
Catharine Keiser Keimmeick (1795 - 1852)
Magdalena Keiser Campbell (1811 - 1892)*

Children:
Frederick Campbell (1822 - 1860)*
Sarah Campbell Trauger (1823 - 1869)*
William Keiser Campbell (1831 - 1889)*
Catharine Ann Campbell Schmell (1833 - 1918)*

Siblings:
Andrew Campbell (1796 - 1872)*
William Campbell (1799 - 1881)
John O Campbell (1802 - 1864)*
David Campbell (1807 - 1887)*
Samuel Campbell (1810 - 1881)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Gregg Freese
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97141421


Children from this marriage were:

   70 U    i. Four other children Campbell .

+ 71 F    ii. Sarah Campbell 33 was born on 26 Sep 1823 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,33 died on 1 Dec 1869 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania33 at age 46, and was buried after 1 Dec 1869 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

44. Elizabeth Kayser 12 was born on 18 Sep 1796 in Pennsylvania, was baptized on 30 Oct 1796 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 12 Aug 1870 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania12 at age 73, and was buried after 12 Aug 1870 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Elizabeth were Elizabeth Kaiser, Elizabeth Keiser, and33 Elizabeth Kiser.41

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

Name: Kaiser, Elisabeth
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 18 9 1796
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Parents are the sponsors.
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Name: Kaiser, Elisabeth
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 30 10 1796
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Parents are the sponsors.
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Name: Kaiser, Friederich
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Parents are the sponsors.
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Name: Kaiser, Gertraut
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Parents are the sponsors.
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Name: Trager, Chrostoph
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Parents are the sponsors.

Elizabeth married Jacob Trauch.12 Jacob was born on 12 Oct 1799,33 died on 19 Jan 185433 at age 54, and was buried after 19 Jan 1854 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Jacob was Jacob Trough.41

Children from this marriage were:

   72 M    i. Samuel Trauch 33 was born on 18 Jan 1829,33 died on 15 Apr 184733 at age 18, and was buried after 15 Apr 1847 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

   73 M    ii. Jacob Trauch 33 was born on 4 Jul 1836,33 died on 11 Jan 186733 at age 30, and was buried after 11 Jan 1867 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


45. Johannes Kaiser 24 was born on 28 Oct 1798, was baptized on 25 Dec 1798 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,24 died on 14 Oct 187433 at age 75, and was buried after 14 Oct 1874 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Johannes were John Kayser,12 John Keiser,64 John Keyser,65 John Kiser 66,67., and68

General Notes:

[Source: 1850 United States Federal Census, www.ancestry.com]

Kiser, John
State: Pennsylvania Year: 1850
County: Bucks Roll: M432_759
Township: Nockamixon Twp Page: 252
Image: 505

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

Name Description Date of Event

Johannes Kaiser Born 27 October 1798
Johannes Kaiser Baptized 25 December 1798
Friedrich Kaiser Father
Gertraut Kaiser Mother
Johann Hoffman Sponsor
Elisabeth Hoffman Sponsor

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: This is probably John Kiser (b. 1798) husband of Sarah

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1798. 66 Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: 27 Oct 1798. 33

• Census: 1850. 66 John, Sarah, and 7 children were counted in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Census: 1850. 66 John was listed as a farmer with property valued at $3, 000

• Census: 19 Jul 1870, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 69 John Keiser, age 72, retired farmer, was living in the household of his son, Elias.

Johannes married Sarah Gruver,12,18.,70 daughter of Elias Gruver 18,70,71 and Margaret Or Maria Magdalena Deemer,18,70,72.,73 Sarah was born about 1803 in Pennsylvania,66 died on 3 May 186433 about age 61, and was buried after 3 May 1864 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Sarah were Sarah and66 Sarah Kiser.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 24 Feb 1804.

• Born: 24 Feb 1804. 70

• Census: 1850. 66 Sarah Kiser was listed as age 47

• Alt. Death: 11 Dec 1893. 70

Children from this marriage were:

+ 74 M    i. Amos Kiser 66,74 was born about 1827 in Pennsylvania,66 died on 1 Oct 188233 about age 55, and was buried after 1 Oct 1882 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 75 M    ii. Elias Kiser 66,75 was born on 5 Dec 1828 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,65 died on 20 Nov 1908 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania64 at age 79, and was buried on 24 Nov 1908 in Blue Church (Woodland Cemetery), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64

   76 M    iii. Joseph Kiser 66 was born about 1829 in Pennsylvania.66

   77 M    iv. Jacob Kiser 66 was born about 1834 in Pennsylvania.66

+ 78 F    v. Hannah Kiser 66,75 was born on 15 Apr 1835,70 died on 30 Jun 190575 at age 70, and was buried about 30 Jun 1905 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.75

   79 F    vi. Sarah Kiser 66 was born on 24 Jan 1838,33 died on 18 Apr 187733 at age 39, and was buried after 18 Apr 1877 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Sarah married James Swartz.33 James was born on 10 Mar 1827,33 died in Oct 190933 at age 82, and was buried about Oct 1909 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

   80 F    vii. Emmeline Kiser 68 was born on 4 Dec 184468 and was baptized on 2 Mar 1845 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.68 Another name for Emmeline was Emaline Kiser.66

46. Jacob Kaiser 24 was born before 9 May 1801 and was baptized on 9 May 1801 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.24 Another name for Jacob was Jacob Kiser.24

General Notes:

This is probably the Jacob Kiser, born about 18 February 1801, who was buried at Saint Luke's in Ferndale, PA on 11 November 1874. He probably died on 7 or 8 November. The minister wrote the following in the church record:

"132 Nov. 11 Jacob Kiser aged 73. 8m 20 days
This was one of our oldest citizens and for many years a prominent member of the Nockamixon Church tp to the end of his life which was conscious & peaceful."

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Between 1793 and 1813.

• Baptism: 9 May 1801. 24 Sponsors: Philip and Margaretha Kressler

Jacob married Ann Selner. Ann was born between 1800 and 1820.

The child from this marriage was:

   81 F    i. Maria Kiser-Keyser-Keiser was born between 1835 and 1845 in Pennsylvania.


50. Samuel Kaiser 24,42 was born on 12 Oct 1814 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,41 was baptized on 18 Dec 1814 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,24 died on 26 Mar 1877 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania41 at age 62, and was buried after 26 Mar 1877 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Samuel was Samuel Kiser 24.,33

General Notes:

Transcription of the cause of death from the Nockamixon church record, page 91.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 5 September 2013

'He had his foot and ankle crushed in the wheel in the horsepower in the threshing machine, which at the time he was driving: he suffered great pain but gave up to die from the first day of his injury - he __ hopeful and devoted and died in peace'

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptism: 18 Dec 1814. 24 Sponsors: Valentine and Maria Heger

Samuel married Mary Ochs 41 in Pennsylvania. Mary was born on 7 Nov 1816 in Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania,41 died on 10 Aug 188033 at age 63, and was buried after 10 Aug 1880 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Mary were Maria \\ and42 Maria Ochs.33

General Notes:

Probably a daughter of John and Susanna Ochs who were the sponsors at the baptism of her son, Edwin.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 2 Nov 1816. 33

Children from this marriage were:

+ 82 M    i. Wilson O. Kiser 41 was born about 1838 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 5 Apr 191376 about age 75, and was buried after 5 Apr 1913 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 83 M    ii. Edwin Kiser 41 was born on 8 Nov 1840 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,42,77 was baptized on 7 Feb 1841 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,42 died on 27 Oct 1909 in Richlandtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania77 at age 68, and was buried on 1 Nov 1909 in Richlandtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.77


   84 F    iii. Mary Emma Keiser 33 was born on 14 Feb 1851,33 died on 2 Feb 186333 at age 11, and was buried after 2 Feb 1863 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

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51. Susanna Hoffman 9,10,14,24,52,53 was born on 14 Oct 1813,24,54 was baptized on 19 Dec 1813 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,24 died on 16 Jan 1860 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania54 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.78

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:

• Baptism: 19 Dec 1813. 24 Baptised as daughter of Philip and Sarah Hoffman

• Baptism: 19 Dec 1813. 24 Sponsors: Christopher Straus and Anna Maria Straus

• Alt. Death: 1866. 44

• Alt. Birth: Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 54

Susanna married Tobias Melchor, son of Jacob Melcher 6,79 and Anna Maria Strauss,6,22,27,31,44,79 before Oct 1833.10 Tobias was born on 2 Mar 1813 in Palatinate, Germany?,80 died on 21 Sep 1883 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania80,81,82 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.83 Other names for Tobias were Tobias Melcher, Tobias Melchior, Tobias Walker Melchior 6,9., and52

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:

• Communion: 15 Oct 1843, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 84 Tobias and Susanna took communion on this date (or at least attended church)

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:

• Alt. Birth: 1813. 85 Pennsylvania (US Census record says parents born in PA as well)

• Census: 1790. 86 A "Tobias Melchior" was listed in the Portsmouth Town, Rockingham County, NH census of 1790 with 1 male under 16 and 3 females

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

• Census: 1840. 87 A "Tobias Melcher" was counted in Nockamixon Township. Bucks County, PA in 1840 (ID #PAS4a1783890)

• Census: Aug 1850. 88 Tobias Melcher (age 38) and Susanna Melcher (age 36) with 5 children lived in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Census: Aug 1850. 89 Tobias Melcher appears to be listed as a laborer (writing is difficult to read)

• Census: 1860. 90 A 'Tobias Malker' was listed as living in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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

• Will: 11 Aug 1876. 91 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 1880. 85 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Occupation: 1880. 85 Farmer

• Alt. Death: 7 Sep 1883. 92

• Alt. Birth: Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 80

• Alt. Death: 1884. 44

• Communion: 28 Mar 1869, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 93 Oliver Melcher, Tobias Melcher and a third Melcher (probably Josiah) were listed as communicants on 28 March 1869.

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

Children from this marriage were:

+ 85 M    i. John Melchior 29,52 was born on 3 Sep 1835,75 was baptized on 14 Oct 1835,75 died on 27 Jan 186475 at age 28, and was buried after 27 Jan 1864 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 86 F    ii. Sarah Melchior 29,52,75 was born on 18 Jan 1838 in Pennsylvania,75,94 died on 16 Apr 1913 in New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylvania94 at age 75, and was buried on 21 Apr 1913 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33

+ 87 M    iii. Samuel Melchior 29,42,52,75 was born on 25 Jul 1840,42,75 was baptized on 15 Nov 1840 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,42,93 died on 3 May 1866 in Pennsylvania95 at age 25, and was buried after 3 May 1866 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 88 F    iv. Anna Maria Melchior 52,75 was born on 25 Nov 1843 in Pennsylvania,96 died on 28 Jun 190597 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.97

   89 F    v. Mary Machadalana Melchior 18,52,75 was born on 24 May 184698 and died on 7 Feb 1847.98 Another name for Mary was Mary Magdalena Melchior.

General Notes:

[Source: Email from Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 19 February 2003]

...forgot to mention that Ed's omission of Mary Magdalen (or whatever spelling) is because she only lived 8 mos, 2 wks; May 24, 1846 to Feb. 7, 1847 -- all in these papers........me

+ 90 M    vi. Oliver Hoffman Melchior 9,18,29,52,75,79 was born on 23 Dec 1848 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75,79,92,99 died on 7 Sep 1928 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania79,92,100 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.101

+ 91 M    vii. Josiah Melchior 29,52,75 was born on 6 Jan 1852,75,102 was baptized on 18 Apr 1852 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,93,102 died on 12 Feb 189975 at age 47, and was buried after 12 Feb 1899 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 92 M    viii. Amandus Hoffman Melchior 52,79 was born on 19 Aug 1855 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,79 died on 9 Apr 1933 at His Home In Melcher's Corner, Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania79,103 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.104


52. Elias Hoffman 10,53 was born on 23 Nov 1815,10,24 was baptized on 11 Feb 1816 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,10,24 died on 27 May 189310,55 at age 77, and was buried about 27 May 1893 in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.10,55 Other names for Elias were Samuel Hoffman,10 Elias Hofman, and105 Elias Huffman.106

General Notes:

[Source: Tom Myers, "Ancestors of Susanna Hoffman", 25 August 2000]

Mr. Myers states that the baptism name of Elias was Samuel "but this appears to be an error based on father's will, tombstones".

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township]
as found at www.ancestry.com, 12 July 2001

Name: Hoffman, Samuel
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 23 11 1815
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Samuel
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 11 2 1816
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: Hoffman, John
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820
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Name: Hoffman, Maria
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

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[Source: 1850 U.S. Census, Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 15 August 1850]

Elias Hoffman, age 31, laborer with real estate valued at $150, was living in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania with:

Lavina, age 32
James, age 13
Charles, age unclear but under 10
Stephen, age 7
Susan, age 8
Philip, age 2
Anthony, age 1

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[Source: 1860 U.S. Census, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, Upper Blacks Eddy post office, 18 June 1860

Name: Elias Hoffman
Age in 1860: 45
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office:Upper Black Eddy

Household Members:
Elias Hoffman 45
Levina Hoffman 44
James Hoffman 23
Charles Hoffman 21
Stephen Hoffman 19
Susanna Hoffman 17
Philip Hoffman 15
Anthony Hoffman 12
Able Hoffman 10
William Hoffman 8
Martha Hoffman 3

All born in Pennsylvania except Martha who was born in New Jersey.

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1082; Page: 414; Image: 416.

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[Source: 1870 U.S. Census, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Upper Blacks Eddy post office), page 53, 21 June 1870]

Elias Hoffman, age 54, farmer
Lovina Hoffman, age 55, keeping house
Stephen, age 25, works in tannery
Philip, age 23, school teacher
Abel, age 18, at home
William, age 14, at home

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[Source: 1880 U.S. Census, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 2 June 1880, www.ancestry.com]

In the 1880 census, Elias (farmer, age 64) and Levina Hoffman (housekeeper, age 65) were living in Nockamixon Township. Also living in the same house was William W. Hoffman (farm laborer, age 25) and Clara Hoffman (housekeeper, age 19) and Charles Hoffman, age 1.

NOTE: From the context of the census sheet, it appears that Clara was William's wife and that Charles was their son.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 20 January 2008

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Elias Hoffman

Birth: Nov. 28, 1815
Death: May 27, 1893

Family links:
Parents: Philip Hoffman (1785 - 1861)
Spouse: Levina Worthington Hoffman (1814 - 1893)
Children:
Philip Worthington Hoffman (1846 - 1875) *
William Worthington Hoffman (1855 - 1887) *

* 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.

Inscription: Aged 77 Yrs 5 Mo & 29 Days
Note: GAR Marker

Burial: Nockamixon Union Cemetery Ferndale Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Row 4

Created by: Tom Myers Record added: Oct 31, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 99957525

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 10 Laborer

• Baptism: 11 Feb 1816. 24 Sponsors: John and Maria Hoffman

• Baptized: 11 Feb 1816. 24 Evangelical Lutheran, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Census: 1840. 107 Elias Hoffman was living in Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA at the 1840 PA Census

• Occupation: 1850. 69 Farmer

• Census: 15 Aug 1850. An Elias Hoffman (age 32) was living in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania with wife, Lavinia (age 32) and six children

• Lived in: 21 Jul 1870. 69 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Elias married Lovina Worthington 10 on 14 Aug 1834.10 Lovina was born on 27 Dec 1814,10 died on 21 Sep 189310,55 at age 78, and was buried after 21 Sep 1893 in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.10,55 Another name for Lovina was Levina Hoffman.

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Levina Worthington Hoffman

Birth: Dec. 27, 1814
Death: Sep. 21, 1893

Family links: Spouse: Elias Hoffman (1815 - 1893) *
Children: Philip Worthington Hoffman (1846 - 1875) *
William Worthington Hoffman (1855 - 1887) *
* 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.

Inscription: Wife of Elias Hoffman

Burial: Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania,
USA Plot: Row 4

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Oct 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99957558


Children from this marriage were:

   93 M    i. James Hoffman was born about 1837 in Pennsylvania and died after 18 Jun 1860.

   94 M    ii. Charles Hoffman 108 was born on 5 Mar 1839 in Pennsylvania,108 was baptized on 4 May 1839 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,108 and died after 18 Jun 1860.

   95 F    iii. Susan Or Susanna Hoffman was born about 1842 in Pennsylvania and died after 18 Jun 1860.

   96 M    iv. Stephen Hoffman 69 was born on 22 Feb 1844,105 was baptized on 27 Apr 1844 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,105 died on 28 Jan 1888109 at age 43, and was buried about 28 Jan 1888 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.109 Another name for Stephen was Stephen Hofman.105

   97 M    v. Philip W. Hoffman 110 was born on 8 Nov 1846,106 was baptized on 3 Jan 1847 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,106 died on 19 Nov 1875 at age 29, and was buried after 19 Nov 1875 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Philip were Philip Hoffman,69,106 Philip Worthington Hoffman, and33 Philip Huffman.106

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Philip Worthington Hoffman

Birth: Nov. 8, 1846
Death: Nov. 19, 1875

Family links:
Parents:
Elias Hoffman (1815 - 1893)
Levina Worthington Hoffman (1814 - 1893)

Inscription: Son of Elias & Lovina Hoffman Aged 29 Years & 11 Days

Burial: Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania,
USA Plot: Row 4

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Aug 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115253637

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The following is a transcription of the notation from Nockamixon Evangelical records. This notation presumably was written by the minister.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 5 September 2013

146 Philip W. Hoffman Nov. 22 1875 aged 29 years an 11 days. He was a pious young man of consideraable promise. He persued the calling of a School teacher and was much devoted to teaching Sunday Schools, a regular and respected member of the Lutheran Church at Nockamixon Pa..

   98 M    vi. Anthony Hoffman 111 was born on 2 Dec 1849 in Pennsylvania,111 was baptized on 24 Feb 1850 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,111 and died after 18 Jun 1860.

   99 M    vii. Thomas Abel Hoffman 102 was born on 28 Jun 1852,102 was baptized on 11 Sep 1852 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,102 and died after 21 Jun 1870. Other names for Thomas were Abel Hoffman and69 Able Hoffman.

Thomas married Susanna Anderson 112 on 20 Oct 1881 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.112 Susanna was born of Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania.112

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Officiant: 20 Oct 1881, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 112 Rev. Oliver H. Melcher

+ 100 M    viii. William Worthington Hoffman was born on 20 Mar 1855, died on 2 Aug 188736 at age 32, and was buried after 2 Aug 1887 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.36

   101 F    ix. Martha Hoffman was born about 1857 in New Jersey and died after 18 Jun 1860.

57. Anthony Hoffman 10,53,56 was born on 8 Feb 1826 in Pennsylvania10,56 and died after 12 Jul 1870.56,57

General Notes:

From: ericphoffman, To: jhannam,
<http://community.ancestry.com/messages/view.aspx?id=22131541&expandall=1>
ntbl

Subject: Anthony Hoffman children and ancestors

Anthony Hoffman (b. 1826) is my great great grandfather, and I am working on tracking his lineage, and it seems you have done a lot of work on this branch, and I was hoping you might help with a couple questions. 1. In the 1870 census, his four children are listed consistent with your geneology. But in the 1860 census, it seems pretty clear that he and Elizabeth show up again in same place, but with different children. "Leidy" born 1860 (age 1/12), and Sarah b. 1849 (neither on your pedigree). Have you researched this at all? The other children in the 1870 census may not have been born yet, except Isaiah who should have a birthdate the same as 'Leidy' (Female). Could Sarah have been an older sibling that no longer lived with them in 1870 census, or a sister of Anthony? Could Leidy have changed sex and name to Isaiah? 2. Your notes say you have a will. It would be great to see a copy of this if possible - do you have it digitized? 3. I am also struggling with the grandfather of Anthony (Conrad) - there are different pedigrees with different spouses (and a lot of Conrad Hoffman's floating around then). Are you confident of your pedigree with the two wives? Thanks so much for any help you are able and willing to provide. I live in Kensington MD, and would be delighted to speak further about this.

Best regards, Eric Hoffman
ericphoffman@gmail.com

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: After 11 Jun 1860. 53

Anthony married Elizabeth Riale,56 daughter of Evans Riale and Mary \\,113 on 16 Sep 1858 in Hilltown, Maryland. Elizabeth was born in 1826 in Pennsylvania56,57 and died after 12 Jul 1870.57

Marriage Notes:

[Source: 1860 Census, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, 19 - 20 June 1860, page 53]

Anthony Hoffman, age 34, farm laborer, and wife Elizabeth, age 33, were living in the next household to Elias Hoffman and his wife Lavina and family. This Anthony is probably the brother of Elias and Susanna Hoffman. There were two children living in the household.

Leidy, female, either age 1 month or 12 years
Sarah, female, age 11

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1828, Pennsylvania. 113

Children from this marriage were:

   102 M    i. Isaiah L. Hoffman 57 was born about 1860 in Pennsylvania.57

   103 M    ii. James Evans Hoffman 57 was born about 1863 in Pennsylvania.57

+ 104 M    iii. Nathan H. Hoffman 56,57 was born in Nov 1867 in Pennsylvania.56,57

   105 M    iv. Benjamin F. Hoffman 57 was born in 1870 in Pennsylvania.57


63. Aaron Hoffman 38,60 was born about 1827 in Pennsylvania,62 died on 4 Nov 1899 about age 72, and was buried in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

[Source: Pennsylvania Gravestones.org, http://pennsylvaniagravestones.org/view.php?id=29813]

AARON HOFFMAN
UPPER TINICUM (UPPER BLACK EDDY) Cemetery
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
DIED-NOV.4-1899
Contributed on 10/1/09 by FREDSAYS

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Aaron Hoffman

Birth: Sep. 2, 1825
Death: Nov. 4, 1899

Age on tombstone suggests a birthdate of 12/16/1826 but baptism record states 9/2/1825.

Family links:
Parents:
Christian Hoffman (1799 - 1885)
Sarah Hoffman

Spouse:
Barbara Ann Strouse Hoffman (1833 - 1896)

Children:
Christopher Strouse Hoffman (1863 - 1915)*

Siblings:
Aaron Hoffman (1825 - 1899)
Lydia Ann S. Hoffman Bickel (1842 - 1922)*
Amos Wilson Hoffman (1848 - 1922)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Aged 72 Yrs 10 Mo & 19 Days

Burial:
Upper Tinicum Cemetery
Upper Black Eddy
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section A, Row 6

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101174092

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 14 Aug 1850, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Blacksmith

• Occupation: 21 Jun 1860, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 62 P or B Smith

Aaron married Barbara Strouse,60 daughter of Nicholas Strauss 18,22,23,60 and Mary Magdalena Detweiler,10,18,33 on 7 Apr 1853 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.60 Barbara was born on 30 Dec 1833,33 died on 24 Oct 189633 at age 62, and was buried after 24 Oct 1896 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Barbara were Barbary Hoffman and62 Barbara Ann Strouse.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Larry Hillpot, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 May 2002]

Hi Jake:
I have added a small file of the Strouse family marriage index. I ran into an old County record of marriage and thought it may be of interest to you, so it was copied from the original form.

Strouse County record of marriage

Marriage of Aaron Hoffman and Barbara Strouse
Name of husband....................Aaron Hoffman
Name of father of husband..... Christian Hoffman
Name of mother of husband... Sarah
Occupation of husband........... Blacksmith
Residence of husband..............Northampton Tp. Bucks county
Birthplace of husband..............Nockamixon
Full name of wife previous to marriage..Barbara Strouse
Name of father of said wife.... Nicholas Strouse
Name of mother of said wife...Mary
The time the marriage was contracted April 7, 1853
The place and township and county where contracted Tinicum Township
Name of person pronouncing marriage. Isaac McIntire J. P.
Residence of person last named Nockamixon Bucks Co.
Name of person signing certificate Isaac McIntire
Date of certificate _____________
Date of registration..... May 2nd 1853
Signature of the register or his deputy, Wm. Thompson

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Birth: Dec. 30, 1833
Death: Oct. 24, 1896


Family links:
Spouse:
Aaron Hoffman (1825 - 1899)*

Children:
Christopher Strouse Hoffman (1863 - 1915)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Wife of Aaron Hoffman - Aged 60 Yrs 5 Mo & 29 Days

Burial:
Upper Tinicum Cemetery
Upper Black Eddy
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section A, Row 6

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101174115

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1833, Pennsylvania. 62

• Alt. Birth: After 24 Oct 1896, Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 33

Children from this marriage were:

+ 106 M    i. Philip H. Hoffman 62 was born about 1856 in Pennsylvania.62

   107 F    ii. Emma M. Hoffman 62 was born about 1858 in Pennsylvania.62

   108 M    iii. Chrostopher Strouse Hoffman 33 was born on 27 Feb 1863,33 died on 27 Oct 191533 at age 52, and was buried aft 10/271915 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Chrostopher married Mary A. Strock,33.,114 daughter of Samuel Strock 17,114 and Rebecca Heaney,17.,114 Mary was born on 2 Oct 1860 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,33,114 died on 2 Mar 192833 at age 67, and was buried after 2 Mar 1928 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Aaron next married Mary \\ 38 before 14 Aug 1850.115

General Notes:

A Mary M. Hoffman died 23 May 1866 aged 31 years, 4 months and 21 days.


The child from this marriage was:

   109 F    i. Sarah Jane Huffman 116 was born on 28 Jun 1850 in Pennsylvania116 and was baptized on 6 Oct 1850 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.116 Another name for Sarah was Sarah J. Hoffman.62

65. Frany Hoffman 38 was born about 1838.38 Another name for Frany was Franey or Francey Young.117

Frany married Peter Young 117 before 21 Jun 1860.117 Peter was born about 1836 in Pennsylvania.117

Children from this marriage were:

   110 M    i. Oliver Young 117 was born about 1857 in Pennsylvania.117

   111 F    ii. Sarah Young 117 was born about 1858 in Pennsylvania.117

66. Lydia S. Hoffman 38 was born on 5 Apr 1842,38 died on 28 Jun 192233 at age 80, and was buried after 28 Jun 1922 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Lydia was Lidia Hoffman.

Lydia married Jacob Bickel 33 about 1863. Jacob was born in 1834,33 died in 189733 at age 63, and was buried in 1897 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Jacob Bickel

Birth: 1834
Death: 1897

From the passenger manifest for the "W. Nicolas" which arrived in New York on 28 Apr 1846 :

Jacob came to America with his father Johann Christoph Bickel, sister Louisa and brothers George, Wilhelm, Johann and Simon. They arrived aboard the W. Nicolas in New York on 28 Apr 1846.

In 1878 Jacob and Lydia lost three of their children to scarlet fever: John (13), Albert (5) and Mary Catherine (3).

(bio provided by Wayne Andrews)

Family links:
Parents:
Johann Christoph Bickel (1799 - ____)

Spouse:
Lydia Ann S. Hoffman Bickel (1842 - 1922)*

Children:
John Bickel (1864 - 1878)*
Ida Elizabeth Bickel Shive (1867 - 1955)*
Sally Bickel (1868 - 1870)*
Reuben H Bickel (1871 - 1943)*
Albert Bickel (1874 - 1878)*
Mary Bickel (1875 - 1878)*
Oliver W. Bickel (1876 - 1945)*
Matilda Jennie Bickel (1880 - 1969)*
Jacob William Bickel (1885 - 1889)*

Siblings:
Louisa Bickel Lambert (1822 - 1887)*
George Adam Bickel (1824 - 1907)*
Johann Jakob Bickel (1828 - 1885)*
Jacob Bickel (1834 - 1897)
Simon Bickel (1836 - 1880)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Lizann
Record added: Aug 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74763204


Children from this marriage were:

   112 M    i. Reuben Henry Bickel 33 was born in Aug 1871,33 died in 194333 at age 72, and was buried in 1943 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Reuben married Susan E. Bean,33 daughter of Andrew J. Bean 33 and Elizabeth Trauger,118 on 6 Jan 1900.33 Susan was born in 1875,33 died in 195433 at age 79, and was buried in 1954 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

   113 U    ii. Eight other children Bickel .

67. Amos Wilson Hoffman 38 was born on 14 Jun 1848,38 died on 12 Jul 1922 in Bucks County Alms House, Doylestown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania63 at age 74, and was buried after 12 Jul 1922 in Keller's Church Cemetery, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

Living with his parents at the 1880 Census.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1850, Pennsylvania.

Amos married Sophia Koch 119 on 1 Jun 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.120 Sophia was born on 26 Jan 1862,33 died on 30 Dec 190933 at age 47, and was buried after 30 Dec 1909 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Children from this marriage were:

+ 114 F    i. Anna Hoffman 119 was born on 13 Apr 1883,33 was baptized on 4 Nov 1883 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 died on 22 Sep 191333 at age 30, and was buried after 22 Sep 1913 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

   115 M    ii. Gabriel Wilson Hoffman 121 was born on 26 Apr 1887121 and was baptized on 15 May 1887 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.121

   116 F    iii. Ellie Elizabeth Hoffman 122 was born on 24 Apr 1890122 and was baptized on 8 Jun 1890 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.122

   117 F    iv. Mary Alice Hoffman 123 was born on 6 Jun 1892123 and was baptized on 27 Nov 1892 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.123

   118 M    v. John George Washington Hoffman 124 was born on 22 Feb 1895124 and was baptized on 16 Apr 1895 in Parsonage of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church.124

   119 M    vi. Albert Austin Columbus Hoffman 125 was born on 14 Apr 1898,125 was baptized on 5 Jun 1898 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,125 and died in Aug 1969 at age 71.

69. William S. Haney was born on 13 Mar 1834 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania and died on 27 Feb 1901 in Erwinna, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 66.

William married Emaline Buck on 28 Apr 1859 in Erwinna, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Emaline was born on 22 Aug 1839 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

The child from this marriage was:

   120 M    i. John Louis Haney was born on 16 Jun 1862 in Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

John married Elmira Trauger.

71. Sarah Campbell 33 was born on 26 Sep 1823 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,33 died on 1 Dec 1869 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania33 at age 46, and was buried after 1 Dec 1869 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Sarah Campbell Trauger

Birth: Sep. 26, 1823
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1869
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Sarah Campbell was born September 26, 1823, in Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William and Catharine Kayser Campbell. Circa 1848, she married Joseph Klein Trauger, son of John and Elizabeth Klein Trauger. Joseph and Sarah were the parents of 10 children: William Campbell, John, Malinda, Henry Campbell, Elizabeth, Elias, John, Amanda Campbell, Milton and Sarah Jane Trauger. Sarah was my great-great-great-grandmother.


Death notice for Sarah Campbell Trauger from the Doylestown Democrat of December 21, 1869:

"Trauger---In Nockamixon, on December 2nd, 1869, of consumption, Sarah, wife of Joseph Trauger, aged 46 years, 3 months and 26 days."


Family links:
Parents:
William Campbell (1799 - 1881)
Catharine Keiser Keimmeick (1795 - 1852)

Spouse:
Joseph Klein Trauger (1820 - 1892)

Children:
John Trauger (1850 - 1852)*
Henry Campbell Trauger (1853 - 1942)*
Elias Trauger (1856 - 1858)*
Amanda Campbell Trauger Ruth (1859 - 1944)*

Siblings:
Frederick Campbell (1822 - 1860)*
Sarah Campbell Trauger (1823 - 1869)
William Keiser Campbell (1831 - 1889)*
Catharine Ann Campbell Schmell (1833 - 1918)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
46 years, 2 months, 27 days

Burial:
Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Maintained by: Gregg Freese
Originally Created by: Betty Sobotka
Record added: Aug 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55806216

Sarah married Joseph Klein Trauger,33.,109 son of Johannes Trauger 12,17,126 and Elizabeth Klein,12,17.,126 Joseph was born on 11 Oct 1820 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,33,109 died on 16 Jan 1892 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania33,109 at age 71, and was buried after 16 Jan 1892 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33,109

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Joseph Klein Trauger

Birth: Oct. 11, 1820
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1892
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Joseph Klein Trauger was born in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on October 11, 1820, the son of John and Elizabeth Klein Trauger. Circa 1848, he married Sarah Campbell, daughter of William and Catharina Kayser Campbell. They were the parents of 10 children: William Campbell, John, Malinda, Henry Campbell, Elizabeth, Elias, John (2), Amanda Campbell, Milton and Sarah Jane Trauger. Joseph Klein Trauger was my great-great-great-grandfather.

Death notice for Joseph Klein Trauger from the Springtown Weekly Times, January 30, 1892:

"Trauger. In Nockamixon, January 16, 1892, Joseph Trauger, Jr. (sic). Aged 71 years, 3 months and 5 days."

Death record for Joseph Klein Trauger from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania Courthouse:

"Personally appeared before me, Frank N. Booz, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration, in and for said County, William Trauger, who being duly affirmed according to law, doth depose and say that Joseph K. Trauger, late of Durham Twp. said County, deceased, died at the residence of Milton Ruth, Durham Twp. on or about the 16th day of January A.D. 1892 at 11:20 o'clock p.m. of said day to be the best of his knowledge and belief. Affirmed and subscribed before me this 10th day of March A.D. 1892." ---Signed by William C. Trauger and Frank N. Booz, Register.


Probate record for Joseph Klein Trauger from the Register of Wills of Bucks County, Pennsylvania:

"State of Pennsylvania, County of Bucks, ss. BEFORE ME Frank N. Booz, Esq., Register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration, in and for said County, came Henry C. Trauger who, being duly qualified, says that as Administrator of the Estate of Joseph K. Trauger late of Durham Twp., 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 10th day of March A.D. 1892." ---signed by Frank N. Booz, Register and Henry C. Trauger.


Family links:
Parents:
John Trauger (1794 - 1872)
Elizabeth Klein Trauger (1795 - 1851)

Spouse:
Sarah Campbell Trauger (1823 - 1869)*

Children:
John Trauger (1850 - 1852)*
Henry Campbell Trauger (1853 - 1942)*
Elias Trauger (1856 - 1858)*
Amanda Campbell Trauger Ruth (1859 - 1944)*

Siblings:
Caroline Trauger (1817 - 1842)*
Joseph Klein Trauger (1820 - 1892)
Philip Trauger (1823 - 1866)*
Mary Ann Trauger (1825 - 1861)*
Elizabeth R. Trauger Strohmoyer (1830 - 1903)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
71 years, 3 months, 5 days

Burial:
Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Maintained by: Gregg Freese
Originally Created by: Betty Sobotka
Record added: Aug 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55806149


The child from this marriage was:

   121 U    i. Four children Trauger .

74. Amos Kiser 66,74 was born about 1827 in Pennsylvania,66 died on 1 Oct 188233 about age 55, and was buried after 1 Oct 1882 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: Between 1849 and 1850. 66 Possibly married within the past year per remark in 1850 census

• Alt. Death: Bef 29 Sep 1896. 55

• Alt. Death: 12 Oct 1882. 127

Amos married Sarah Raub.,74 daughter of Joseph Raub 128 and Magdalena Transue,.33 Sarah was born on 5 Feb 1824,55 died on 29 Sep 189655 at age 72, and was buried after 29 Sep 1896 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.55 Other names for Sarah were Sarah \ and55 Sara Raub.129

Children from this marriage were:

   122 M    i. David Kiser 116 was born on 29 Mar 1850116 and was baptized on 11 Aug 1850 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.116

   123 M    ii. John Jerome Kiser 130 was born on 18 Aug 1852130 and was baptized on 4 Jun 1853 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.130

   124 M    iii. Andrew Amos Kiser was born on 28 Dec 1856, died on 15 Mar 1869 at age 12, and was buried about 15 Mar 1869 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.


   125 M    iv. Samuel R. Kiser 74 was born on 22 Jan 1859,74 died on 20 Aug 1923 in Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania74 at age 64, and was buried on 23 Aug 1923 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.74 The cause of his death was "diabetes with arteriosclerosis".74

General Notes:

[Source: Death certificate for Samuel R. Kiser]

Parents listed as Amos Kiser and Sarah Raub and says Samuel was single at time of death.

I am making the assumption that this is Amos Kiser, son a Johannes, and husband of Sara.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 5 October 2014



   126 M    v. Jacob L. Kiser 129 was born on 2 Jan 1863 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,129 died on 13 Nov 1911 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania129 at age 48, and was buried on 18 Nov 1911 in Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.129 The cause of his death was basilar meningitis.129


75. Elias Kiser 66,75 was born on 5 Dec 1828 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,65 died on 20 Nov 1908 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania64 at age 79, and was buried on 24 Nov 1908 in Blue Church (Woodland Cemetery), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 The cause of his death was apoplexy/debility from old age.64 Another name for Elias was Elias Keiser.64

General Notes:

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

Elias Keiser (possibly Weiser), farmer, born in PA, was living with his wife, children, John Keiser or Weiser, and Sarah's nephew, John Melcher (son of John Melcher who died in 1864), "domestic servant".

Elias Keiser or Weiser, age 42
Sarah Keiser, age 32
John Keiser/Weiser, age 72, retired farmer, probably the father of Elias
Tobias Keiser/Weiser, age 11
Sarah Keiser/Weiser, age 9
Anseletta Keiser/Weiser, female, age 7
John H. Keiser/Weiser, age 4
Matilda Keiser/Weiser, age 3
Oliver Keiser/Weiser, age 1
John Melcher, age 6, listed as "domestic servant"

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[Source: Individual Record 1880 United States Census]

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Elias KEISER Household
Male

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Other Information:
Birth Year <1828>
Birthplace PA
Age 52
Occupation Farmer
Marital Status M <Married>
Race W <White>
Head of Household Elias KEISER
Relation Self
Father's Birthplace PA
Mother's Birthplace PA
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Source Information:
Census Place Rock Hill, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255107
NA Film Number T9-1107
Page Number 51A

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Elias KEYSER
Male
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Event(s):
Birth: 05 DEC 1828 Nockamixon Twp, Bucks, Pennsylvania
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Parents:
Father: John KEYSER
Mother: Sarah
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Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: Mary S. Melchior Rau spelled last name as Kiser

• Comment 2: 29 Ed Lutton appears to spell his name as "Elias Weiser"

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1828. 66 Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: 3 Dec 1828. 70,75

• Alt. Birth: 28 Dec 1828, Pennsylvania. 64

• Occupation: 13 Jun 1860, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Farm laborer (living with wife and child in same household as his mother and father)

Elias married Sarah Melchior,29,52,75 daughter of Tobias Melchor and Susanna Hoffman,9,10,14,24,52,53 on 15 Jun 1855.67.,75 Sarah was born on 18 Jan 1838 in Pennsylvania,75,94 died on 16 Apr 1913 in New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylvania94 at age 75, and was buried on 21 Apr 1913 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 The cause of her death was diabetes mellitis.94 Another name for Sarah was Sarah Keiser.94

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Frankenfield - Beam Genealogy (Gruber - Gruver Genealogy), http://frankenfield-beam.com/families/Gruver.htm]

Lower Tinicum Reformed, Tinicum Township, Bucks County, PA

Child Born Baptism Parents
Abel Gruber Jun 10, 1854 Sept 17, 1854 Philip Gruber and wife Lavina

Sponsors: Elias Keiser and Sarah Melchor

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: Abt 1867. 65 Pennsylvania

Noted events in her life were:

• Named For: 29 Susanna Hoffman's mother

• Census: Aug 1850. Sarah Melcher is listed as age 10

• Alt. Burial: 21 Apr 1913, , Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 94

• Alt. Death: 1916.

Children from this marriage were:

   127 F    i. Amanda Kiser 33 was born on 28 Dec 1856,33 died on 10 Mar 185933 at age 2, and was buried after 10 Mar 1859 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Amanda was Manda Kiser.33

+ 128 M    ii. Tobias Kiser 75,79 was born on 16 Sep 1859 in Pennsylvania, died on 6 Jun 1901 in Pennsylvania33 at age 41, and was buried after 6 Jun 1901 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33

+ 129 F    iii. Sarah Jane Kiser 75,79 was born on 15 Dec 1860 in Pennsylvania,131 died on 4 Sep 1933 in Douglas Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania131,132 at age 72, and was buried on 9 Sep 1933 in Union Cemetery, Sassamansville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33

+ 130 F    iv. Annie Kiser 75 was born on 15 Mar 1863 in Pennsylvania,133 died on 26 Jun 1926 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania133 at age 63, and was buried on 30 Jun 1926 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.133

+ 131 M    v. Harvey J. Keiser 134 was born on 14 Dec 1865 in Nockamixon Township Schools, Bucks, Pennsylvania,134 died on 2 Jun 1944 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania134 at age 78, and was buried on 6 Jun 1944 in Blue Church (Woodland Cemetery), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.134

   132 M    vi. John H. Keiser Or Weiser 69 was born about 1866.69

+ 133 F    vii. Matilda Melchor Keiser 33 was born on 3 May 1867 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,75,135 died on 3 May 1940 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania75,135 at age 73, and was buried on 7 May 1940 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33

+ 134 M    viii. Oliver M. Kiser 75,132 was born on 2 Nov 186975 and died on 23 Oct 195075 at age 80.

+ 135 F    ix. Clymena Kiser 75 was born on 22 Dec 1872,75,136 was baptized on 25 Feb 1874 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,136 and died on 28 Jan 193875 at age 65.

+ 136 F    x. Emma Kiser 75,137 was born on 15 Sep 1875,75,137 was baptized on 26 Dec 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,137 died on 16 Sep 1944 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania138 at age 69, and was buried on 20 Sep 1944 in Memorial Park, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.


78. Hannah Kiser 66,75 was born on 15 Apr 1835,70 died on 30 Jun 190575 at age 70, and was buried about 30 Jun 1905 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.75 Other names for Hannah were Hannah Keiser and Hannah Kiser (Lucky Melchor).75

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1837. 66 Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: 14 Apr 1837. 75

Hannah married John Melchior,29,52 son of Tobias Melchor and Susanna Hoffman,9,10,14,24,52,53 on 31 Aug 1858 in Pennsylvania. John was born on 3 Sep 1835,75 was baptized on 14 Oct 1835,75 died on 27 Jan 186475 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 and139 John Ames Melchior.75

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Bucks County Pennsylvania - Nockamixon, MARRIAGES, Nancy Janyszeski, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~buckscounty/nockamixon.html

Bucks County Intelligencer Marriages - Nockamixon

Melcher, John and Hannah Keiser, both of Nockamixon Twp., 8/31/1858

General Notes:

[Source: U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, No. 21, June 1863]

John Melcher, age 28, married, shoemaker, of Nockamixon Township was listed on Schedule 1 of person eligible for military duty.

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[Source: Unknown]

John Melcher and his sister, Sarah, were confirmed at St Luke΄s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ferndale on 19 March 1853.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

John Melcher
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1835
Death: Jan. 27, 1864

Family links: Parents: Tobias Melchor (1813 - 1883) Susanna Hoffman Melchor (1813 - 1860)
Inscription: Aged 28 Yrs 4 Mo & 25 Days

Burial: Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Ferndale Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Old Section, Row 21

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100888745

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 2 Sep 1835.

• Alt. Death: 1864. 29

• Occupation: 30 Jul 1860, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 139 Shoemaker

• Alt. Birth: After 27 Jan 1864, Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 75

Children from this marriage were:

   137 F    i. Amelia Melchior 75 was born about 1858 in Pennsylvania,139 was baptized on 20 Nov 1860,75 died about 28 Mar 1874110 about age 16, and was buried on 28 Mar 1874 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.110 Other names for Amelia were Emelia Melcher and139 Amelia Melchor.110

   138 F    ii. Anna Marie Melchior 75 was born after 30 Jul 1860 in Pennsylvania,139 was baptized on 20 Nov 1860,75 and died in Aug 1888.75,79 Another name for Anna was Anna Maria Melchior.

Birth Notes: She was not listed on the 30 July 1860 Pennsylvania census

General Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Miscellaneous Deed Dockets 1857-1900, Thomas G. Myers, page 268]

Maria Melchor of Greenwich Twp, Warren Co, NJ, daughter of John Melchor and granddaughter of John Kiser, late of Nockamixon Twp, acknowledges payment of estate by guardian Leidy N. Fulmer.
Bk 21/pg 604
Jun 3, 1882

+ 139 M    iii. Milton Melchior 75,140,141 was born on 8 Apr 1862,75,141 was baptized on 13 Jul 1862,75 died on 28 Dec 194533 at age 83, and was buried after 28 Dec 1945 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 140 M    iv. John Melchior 75,141 was born on 25 Aug 1863,75,141 died in Dec 194875 at age 85, and was buried about Dec 1948 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Hannah next married John Lucky 97 on 6 Sep 1869 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.142 John died before 30 Jun 1905.97 Another name for John was John Luby.

Marriage Notes:

Possibly the parents of Mary Ellen Luckey who died 24 January 1873 at just five days short of her first birthday according to St. Luke's Evangelical records.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 5 September 2013

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Officiant: 6 Sep 1869, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Rev. W.S. Emery

General Notes:

Last name may have been Lucky or Luckey or Leidy - marriage record to Mrs. Hannam Melcher is hard to read. Tobias Melchor had a Lizzie Luckey, age 5, "servant", living with him during the 1880 census..
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 4 September 2013



82. Wilson O. Kiser 41 was born about 1838 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 5 Apr 191376 about age 75, and was buried after 5 Apr 1913 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 The cause of his death was cerebral apoplexy. Another name for Wilson was Wilson Kiser.143

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 12 Mar 1839. 33

• Alt. Burial: After 5 Apr 1913, Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 76

Wilson married Sarah Ann Harstine,33 daughter of John Harstine 33 and Rosanna Deemer,33 before 17 Mar 1875.137 Sarah was born on 12 Feb 1839,33 died before 1900,33 and was buried before 1900 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Sarah were Sarah \,137 Sarah Herstine 143. and144

Children from this marriage were:

+ 141 F    i. Isadore Kiser 143 was born on 7 Jan 1862 in Pennsylvania,143 died on 7 Aug 1935 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania143 at age 73, and was buried on 11 Aug 1935 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.143

+ 142 F    ii. Mary Etta Kiser 144 was born on 26 Jun 1863 in Pennsylvania,144 died on 16 Oct 1942 in Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania144 at age 79, and was buried on 21 Oct 1942 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.144

+ 143 F    iii. Laura Elizabeth Kiser 33 was born on 2 Oct 1869,145 was baptized on 30 Dec 1869 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,145 died on 15 Feb 190733 at age 37, and was buried after 15 Feb 1907 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 144 F    iv. Cora Bell Kiser 33 was born on 30 Nov 1874,137 was baptized on 17 Mar 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,137 died in 196533 at age 91, and was buried in 1965 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


83. Edwin Kiser 41 was born on 8 Nov 1840 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,42,77 was baptized on 7 Feb 1841 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,42 died on 27 Oct 1909 in Richlandtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania77 at age 68, and was buried on 1 Nov 1909 in Richlandtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.77 The cause of his death was diabetes mellitis/edema of the lungs.77 Another name for Edwin was Edwin Kaiser.42

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1840, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 41

• Sponsors: 7 Feb 1841, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 42 John and Susanna Ochs

Edwin married Emma Selner.,41 daughter of Peter Selner 41 and Hannah \\,.41 Emma died after 27 Oct 1909.77 Another name for Emma was Emaline.137

Children from this marriage were:

   145 F    i. Minnie A. Kiser .41

   146 M    ii. Harvey S. Kiser 41 was born on 16 Sep 1871 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.41

Harvey married Louisa Butler 146 on 5 Jun 1901.146 Louisa was born of Bridgeton, New Jersey.146

   147 M    iii. Franklin Webster Kiser 137 was born on 18 Jan 1874137 and was baptized on 22 Mar 1874 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.137 Another name for Franklin was Frank W. Kiser.41

   148 F    iv. Elenora Kiser 119 was born before 12 Jul 1880119 and was baptized on 12 Jul 1880 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.119 Another name for Elenora was Ella N. Kiser.41

   149 M    v. Warren S. Kiser 41 was born on 4 Mar 1882119 and was baptized on 4 Aug 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.119

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85. John Melchior 29,52 was born on 3 Sep 1835,75 was baptized on 14 Oct 1835,75 died on 27 Jan 186475 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 and139 John Ames Melchior.75

General Notes:

[Source: U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, No. 21, June 1863]

John Melcher, age 28, married, shoemaker, of Nockamixon Township was listed on Schedule 1 of person eligible for military duty.

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[Source: Unknown]

John Melcher and his sister, Sarah, were confirmed at St Luke΄s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ferndale on 19 March 1853.

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John Melcher
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1835
Death: Jan. 27, 1864

Family links: Parents: Tobias Melchor (1813 - 1883) Susanna Hoffman Melchor (1813 - 1860)
Inscription: Aged 28 Yrs 4 Mo & 25 Days

Burial: Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Ferndale Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Old Section, Row 21

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100888745

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 2 Sep 1835.

• Alt. Death: 1864. 29

• Occupation: 30 Jul 1860, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 139 Shoemaker

• Alt. Birth: After 27 Jan 1864, Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 75

John married Hannah Kiser,66,75 daughter of Johannes Kaiser 24 and Sarah Gruver,12,18,70 on 31 Aug 1858 in Pennsylvania. Hannah was born on 15 Apr 1835,70 died on 30 Jun 190575 at age 70, and was buried about 30 Jun 1905 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.75 Other names for Hannah were Hannah Keiser and Hannah Kiser (Lucky Melchor).75

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Bucks County Pennsylvania - Nockamixon, MARRIAGES, Nancy Janyszeski, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~buckscounty/nockamixon.html

Bucks County Intelligencer Marriages - Nockamixon

Melcher, John and Hannah Keiser, both of Nockamixon Twp., 8/31/1858

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1837. 66 Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: 14 Apr 1837. 75

(Duplicate Line. See Person 78)

86. Sarah Melchior 29,52,75 was born on 18 Jan 1838 in Pennsylvania,75,94 died on 16 Apr 1913 in New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylvania94 at age 75, and was buried on 21 Apr 1913 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 The cause of her death was diabetes mellitis.94 Another name for Sarah was Sarah Keiser.94

Noted events in her life were:

• Named For: 29 Susanna Hoffman's mother

• Census: Aug 1850. Sarah Melcher is listed as age 10

• Alt. Burial: 21 Apr 1913, , Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 94

• Alt. Death: 1916.

Sarah married Elias Kiser,66,75 son of Johannes Kaiser 24 and Sarah Gruver,12,18,70 on 15 Jun 1855.67.,75 Elias was born on 5 Dec 1828 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,65 died on 20 Nov 1908 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania64 at age 79, and was buried on 24 Nov 1908 in Blue Church (Woodland Cemetery), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 The cause of his death was apoplexy/debility from old age.64 Another name for Elias was Elias Keiser.64

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Frankenfield - Beam Genealogy (Gruber - Gruver Genealogy), http://frankenfield-beam.com/families/Gruver.htm]

Lower Tinicum Reformed, Tinicum Township, Bucks County, PA

Child Born Baptism Parents
Abel Gruber Jun 10, 1854 Sept 17, 1854 Philip Gruber and wife Lavina

Sponsors: Elias Keiser and Sarah Melchor

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: Abt 1867. 65 Pennsylvania

General Notes:

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

Elias Keiser (possibly Weiser), farmer, born in PA, was living with his wife, children, John Keiser or Weiser, and Sarah's nephew, John Melcher (son of John Melcher who died in 1864), "domestic servant".

Elias Keiser or Weiser, age 42
Sarah Keiser, age 32
John Keiser/Weiser, age 72, retired farmer, probably the father of Elias
Tobias Keiser/Weiser, age 11
Sarah Keiser/Weiser, age 9
Anseletta Keiser/Weiser, female, age 7
John H. Keiser/Weiser, age 4
Matilda Keiser/Weiser, age 3
Oliver Keiser/Weiser, age 1
John Melcher, age 6, listed as "domestic servant"

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[Source: Individual Record 1880 United States Census]

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Elias KEISER Household
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Other Information:
Birth Year <1828>
Birthplace PA
Age 52
Occupation Farmer
Marital Status M <Married>
Race W <White>
Head of Household Elias KEISER
Relation Self
Father's Birthplace PA
Mother's Birthplace PA
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Source Information:
Census Place Rock Hill, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255107
NA Film Number T9-1107
Page Number 51A

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Elias KEYSER
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Event(s):
Birth: 05 DEC 1828 Nockamixon Twp, Bucks, Pennsylvania
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Parents:
Father: John KEYSER
Mother: Sarah
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Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: Mary S. Melchior Rau spelled last name as Kiser

• Comment 2: 29 Ed Lutton appears to spell his name as "Elias Weiser"

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1828. 66 Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: 3 Dec 1828. 70,75

• Alt. Birth: 28 Dec 1828, Pennsylvania. 64

• Occupation: 13 Jun 1860, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Farm laborer (living with wife and child in same household as his mother and father)

(Duplicate Line. See Person 75)

87. Samuel Melchior 29,42,52,75 was born on 25 Jul 1840,42,75 was baptized on 15 Nov 1840 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,42,93 died on 3 May 1866 in Pennsylvania95 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.95 Other names for Samuel were Samuel Melcher, Samuel Hoffman Melcher, Samuel Melchoir, and95 Samuel Melchor.91

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Samuel Hoffman Melchor

Birth: Jul. 24, 1840
Death: Apr. 30, 1886 [NOTE: This is incorrect. According to Nockamixon church records, Samuel died3 May 1866 -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 September 2013]

Family links:
Parents: Tobias Melchor (1813 - 1883) Susanna Hoffman Melchor (1813 - 1860)
Spouse: Amanda Sult Hager Melcher (1845 - 1863)
Children: Arabella Melcher (1863 - 1864) *
* 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.

Inscription: Aged 45 Yrs 9 Mo & 5 Days

Burial: Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Old Section, Row 25

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100888768

Noted events in his life were:

• Sponsors: 15 Nov 1840, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 93 Philip and Sarah Hoffman

• Census: Aug 1850. Samuel Melcher is listed as age 8

• Alt. Death: Bef 11 Aug 1876. 91

• Baptised: 15 Nov 1840, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 93 Baptised as the son of 'Tobias and Susanna Melchior'

• Alt. Death: 30 Apr 1876. 98

• Alt. Birth: Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 75

Samuel married Amanda Hager.,29 daughter of Joseph Hager 147 and Susanna \\,.148 Amanda was born on 12 Jul 1843 in , , Pennsylvania,75,147 was baptized on 17 Sep 1843 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,147 died on 8 Apr 186375 at age 19, and was buried after 8 Apr 1863 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. The cause of her death was probably during childbirth.

General Notes:

[Source: Ed Lutton, Notes for a speech given in 1972 or 1973]

Amanda Hager was living in the household of Tobias Melchior during the 1860 PA census. According to Mr. Lutton, Amanda Hager was helping with household chores for the recently-widowed Tobias and his children. She married his son, Samuel, shortly thereafter.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Amanda Sult Hager Melcher

Birth: Jul. 12, 1845
Death: Apr. 8, 1863

Family links:
Parents: Joseph Hager (1804 - 1857) Susanna Sult Hager (1804 - 1880)
Spouse: Samuel Hoffman Melchor (1840 - 1886) *
Children: Arabella Melcher (1863 - 1864) *
* 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.

Inscription: Wife of Samuel H. Melcher

Burial: Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: New Section, Row 7

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100888797

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1843. 29,149 Pennsylvania

• Sponsors: 17 Sep 1843, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 147 Michael Kohl and Susan Laubenstone

• Alt. Birth: Abt 8 Apr 1863, Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

The child from this marriage was:

   150 F    i. Arabella Melchior 75 was born on 29 Mar 1863,75 was baptized on 8 Apr 1863,75 died on 4 Apr 1864 at age 1, and was buried after 4 Apr 1864 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Arabella Melcher

Birth: Mar. 29, 1863
Death: Apr. 4, 1864

Family links: Parents: Samuel Hoffman Melchor (1840 - 1886) Amanda Sult Hager Melcher (1845 - 1863)

Inscription: Dau. of Samuel H. & Amanda - Aged 1 Year & 5 Days

Burial: Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Ferndale Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Old Section, Row 24

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100888816

Samuel next married Elizabeth Sterner Keller.75

The child from this marriage was:

+ 151 M    i. Oliver S. Melchior 75 was born on 5 Aug 1865 in Pennsylvania,150 died on 12 May 1933 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania150 at age 67, and was buried on 15 May 1933 in Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.


88. Anna Maria Melchior 52,75 was born on 25 Nov 1843 in Pennsylvania,96 died on 28 Jun 190597 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.97 Other names for Anna were Ann Melcher, Anna Melchior, and29 Ann Mariah Melchoir.151

Noted events in her life were:

• Communion: 29 Mar 1866, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 152

Anna married William Wolfinger Trauger,33 son of Emanuel Trauger 127 and Mary Magdalena Wolfinger,33 on 26 May 1866 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.151 William was born about 27 Feb 1842 in Pennsylvania,153 died on 16 Jul 1915153 about age 73, and was buried on 19 Jul 1915 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.153,154 The cause of his death was diabetes mellitis.154 Other names for William were William Trauger,75 William W. Trauger 91. and151

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 26 May 1866. 75

• Officiant: 26 May 1866, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Rev. W.S. Emery

• Alt. Marriage: 26 May 1866, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Married by Rev. Emory

General Notes:

[Source: 1870 U.S. Census, dated 15 July 1870, www.ancestry.com]

William Trauger, age 27, farmer, born in Pennsylvania was living with his wife Anna M. (Melchor]. Also living in his house was Oliver H. Melcher, age 21, listed as boarder [this was Anna's brother and my great-grandfather] and Anna M. Melcher, age 9, born in Pennsylvania, listed as 'domestic servant'. It is interesting to note that William and Anna Maria's daughter, Anna Catherine, was supposedly born on this same date!
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 December 2007

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[Source: 1880 U.S. Census, dated 19 June 1880, www.ancestry.com]

William and Anna Trauger had two children living with them on 19 June 1880 in Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. These were Anna C. Trauger, age 9 and Lucietta Trauger, age 7. A Mary A. Trauger, age 19, was listed as a servant and seamstress. This Mary A. Trauger is almost certainly the "Anna M. Melcher" who was living with them in the 1870 Census (also listed a 'domestic servant').
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., updated 17 August 2003

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[Source: 1900 U.S. Census, dated 9 June 1900, www.ancestry.com]

William Trauger, born Feb 1842, and Anna, born Feb 1844, were living in Nockamixon Township with son, Henry (born Mar 1886). They each said they, and each of their parents, were born in Pennsylvania. Their daughter and her husband, Ezra Wolfinger with daughter Anna were were living next door.

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[Source: Church Records, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania, page 155]

"Deacon for 12 years"

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1843.

• Alt. Birth: Feb 1842, , , Pennsylvania. 96

Children from this marriage were:

   152 F    i. Anna Catherine Trauger 75 was born on 15 Jul 1870,75 died on 5 Feb 189075 at age 19, and was buried about 5 Feb 1890 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

Anna C. Trauger's name is included on the tombstone for her parents and 'Tobias Melchor' who was either her grandfather, Tobias (1813-1883) or a brother, Tobia (186?-1868). The photo is difficult to read.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 19 October 2014

+ 153 F    ii. Lucy Etta Trauger 75,79 was born in Nov 1873 in , , Pennsylvania,79,96 died on 27 May 195675 at age 82, and was buried in Row 7, St. Luke's Union Cemetery (New), Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.23

+ 154 M    iii. Henry Reading Trauger 75,121 was born on 14 Jul 1886 in Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,155 was baptized on 31 Aug 1886 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,121 died on 23 Oct 1918 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania155 at age 32, and was buried on 26 Oct 1918 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.155


90. Oliver Hoffman Melchior 9,18,29,52,75,79 was born on 23 Dec 1848 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75,79,92,99 died on 7 Sep 1928 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania79,92,100 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.101 The cause of his death was myocarditis/atherosclerosis and senility.156 Other names for Oliver were Oliver Melcher,9,52 O. H. Melchor,157 Oliver Melchor, and91 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:

• Census: Aug 1850. 88 Oliver Melcher, son of Tobias and Susanna Melcher, listed as age 1

• Census: 15 Jul 1870. 69 Listed as boarder living in Nockamixon Township with sister, Anna Maria Trauger and her husband, William Trauger

• 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'

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

• Religion: Lutheran

• Alt. Birth: 11 Sep 1928, Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 156

Oliver married Mary Elizabeth Montfort,75 daughter of David Montfort 158 and Sarah Elinor Thompson,159,160 on 14 Oct 1880 in "The Old Home" Near Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.75 Mary was born on 5 Apr 1851 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, died on 8 Nov 1931 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania161 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.161 The cause of her death was myocarditis and senility/arteriosclerosis.161 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.

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:

• Fact 1: 162 Lived in Gettysburg through the Battle

• Fact 2: 162 Margaret Seylar: Wrote book "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln" based on stories told by Mary Elizabeth Montfort Melchior as an old lady

• Fact 3: 81 Born in her grandfather's house "outside of Gettysburg"

• Occupation: Aug 1874, , Adams, Pennsylvania. 163 Appointed teacher at Rocky Grove school

• Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 164 Living with daughter, Mary and husband, Floyd Rau in Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Children from this marriage were:

+ 155 M    i. Dr. David Montfort Melchior 75 was born on 12 Dec 1881 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75 was baptized on 12 Mar 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 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.

+ 156 M    ii. William Tobias Melchior 75 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,165 died on 13 Mar 1967 in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina166 at age 82, and was buried in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina (Tombstone In Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania) Next To First Wife, Carrrie.72,167

+ 157 M    iii. Charles Cassat Melcher 168 was born on 14 Aug 1885,75,168 was baptized on 17 Oct 1885 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,168 and died on 6 Oct 1951 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania169 at age 66.

+ 158 F    iv. Mary Susanna Melchior 75 was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,166,170 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.


91. Josiah Melchior 29,52,75 was born on 6 Jan 1852,75,102 was baptized on 18 Apr 1852 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,93,102 died on 12 Feb 189975 at age 47, and was buried after 12 Feb 1899 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Josiah were Jessiah Melcher,171 Jessiah H. Melcher,142 Josiah Melcher,172 Josiah H. Melcher,137 Joseph Melchior, and Josiah Melchor.91

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 1880. 173 Plumstead, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Occupation: 1880. 173 Farmer

• Sponsors: 18 Apr 1852, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 102 Joseph and Lydia Trauger

Josiah married Elizabeth Keller,75 daughter of David Keller 174 and Caroline Kintner,174 on 2 May 1874 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.142 Elizabeth was born in 1852 in Pennsylvania,175 died on 2 Feb 1940 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania174 at age 88, and was buried on 7 Feb 1940 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.174 The cause of her death was cerebral hemorrhage.174 Other names for Elizabeth were Lizzie Keller and142 Lizzie Melcher.137

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Fact 1: 13 Apr 1879, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 'Jessiah Melcher' and 'Lizzie Melcher' attended on this date. Also in attendance were Oliver Melcher, Tobias Melcher (no mention of Caroline) and Amandus Melcher and his wife, Emma L. Melcher.

• Alt. Marriage: 2 May 1874.

[Source: 1880 Census, familysearch.org]

James Keller (33) and his wife, Elmira (23) were living in the household next to the Josiah Melcher family in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is possible that James was a brother of Lizzie Melcher. Living in the next household to them was Josiah's brother, Amandus, and his family.

--John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 March 2012

Household:

James K. KELLER Self M Male W 33 PA Laborer PA PA
Elmira KELLER Wife M Female W 23 PA Keeping House PA PA
Source Information:
Census PlacePlumstead, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255106
NA Film Number T9-1106
Page Number 521B

General Notes:

[Source: Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index]

The following is a "possible" reference to Elizabeth Keller.
A "Lizzie", "SIL" for sister-in-law, was living with Amandus S Melsher in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Amandus's wife, Emma, was dead and so was Elizabeth Keller's husband, Josiah Melchor.

I have no proof of this but I think it is a distinct possibility.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 28 October 2002

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[Source: Individual Record 1880 United States Census]

Sizzie MELCHER
Female
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Other Information:
Birth Year <1852>
Birthplace PA
Age 28
Occupation Keeping House
Marital Status M <Married>
Race W <White>
Head of Household Josiah MELCHER
Relation Wife
Father's Birthplace PA
Mother's Birthplace PA
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Source Information:
Census Place Plumstead, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255106
NA Film Number T9-1106
Page Number 521B

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 20 April 2006]

This is possibly the Elizabeth Keller born on 12 April 1852 and baptised in Neshaminy Presbyterian Church on 7 August 1852. From Warminster. No mention of parents.

Noted events in her life were:

• Comment 1: 14 Possibly went by the nickname "Lizzie"

• Alt. Birth: 4 Jun 1852. 75

• Lived in: 1880. 175 Plumstead, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Children from this marriage were:

+ 159 F    i. Carrie May Melchior 75,79 was born on 2 Mar 1875,75,79,176 was baptized on 18 Apr 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,137 died on 9 Mar 195875 at age 83, and was buried after 9 Mar 1958 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 160 M    ii. James Artmus Melchior 75,79 was born on 6 Jun 1878,79,171 was baptized on 12 Apr 1879 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,171 died on 20 Jan 197233 at age 93, and was buried after 20 Jan 1972 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 161 F    iii. Mabel Estella Melchior 75,79 was born on 10 Sep 1879,75,79 was baptized on 2 Dec 1879 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 and died on 13 Dec 1975 in Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania177 at age 96.

+ 162 M    iv. Oliver Arthur Melchior 75,79,119 was born on 19 Aug 1881,75,79 was baptized on 8 Oct 1881 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 and died on 8 Apr 194875 at age 66.


   163 M    v. Amandus Melchior 75 was born on 6 Oct 1885 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,178 was baptized on 13 Dec 1885 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 10 Jan 1908 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania178 at age 22, and was buried on 15 Jan 1908 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.178 The cause of his death was "contusion of bowels produced by kick of horse" on 8 January 1908. Other names for Amandus were Amandus Melcher Jr. and178 Amandus C. Melcher.

General Notes:

Church records for St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, list his age at the time of his death on 10 January 1908 as 22 years, 3 months and 4 days. If this is correct, his birthdate would have been 6 October 1885 (not 6 October 1883).
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 February 2013

Death certificate says he was single.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 8 October 2015

Amandus married Fannie Nunamaker.75

General Notes:

NOTE: The death certificate for Amandus Melcher said he was single when he died. His mother, not his supposed wife, provided the information.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 8 October 2015



92. Amandus Hoffman Melchior 52,79 was born on 19 Aug 1855 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,79 died on 9 Apr 1933 at His Home In Melcher's Corner, Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania79,103 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.104 The cause of his death was prostate cancer.104 Other names for Amandus were Amandus H. Melcher, Amandus Melchior,29,52 Amandus H. Melchior, and75 Amandus Melchor.122

General Notes:

[Source: Email, Larry Hillpot to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 24 February 2002, name of newspaper not provided]

Amandus Melcher Dead: Melcher's Corner, April 10.-Amandus H. Melcher aged 77 years, died at his home here Sunday, April 9, after having been in poor health several years. The deceased was a native of Nockamixon township, where he taught school for a period of six years. He was married on August 9, 1877, to Emma L. Bean, also of Nockamixon township. Mrs. Melcher died November 12, 1906. Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Melcher took up their residence in Plumstead township, where the former had resided for 53 years. Mr. Melcher, who for many years was a correspondent for "The Intelligencer," served as secretary of the Union Dairymen's Association for 30 years. He also was a member of the Plumstead Township School Board for nine years, serving as its secretary for some time. The deceased was engaged in farming until 1908, when he built a home near the farm and where he since conducted a general merchandise store. Survivors include four children, Mrs. Samuel L. Shaddinger, Plumsteadville; M. Jacob Shelly, Fountainville; Elwood B. Melcher, Pipersville, R. D., and Mrs. John Landis, Pipersville. There are also 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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[Source: Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index]

Amandus H Melsher
Age: 54
State: PA
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0039
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Visit: 0021
County: Bucks
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents: Relation Name Age Birth Place
Son Elwood 23 Pennsylvania
Daughter Emma S 10 Pennsylvania
SIL Lizzie 57 Pennsylvania

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[Source: Household Record 1880 United States Census. Amandus Melcher]

Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Amandus MELCHER Self M Male W 24 PA Farmer PA PA
Emma MELCHER Wife M Female W 21 PA Keeping House PA PA
Mary Anna MELCHER Dau S Female W 2 PA PA PA
Elizabeth BEAN MotherL W Female W 67 ALSAS Boarder ALSAS ALSAS
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Source Information:
Census Place Plumstead, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255106
NA Film Number T9-1106
Page Number 521B
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Melchers Corner

Post Office: Pipersville
Zip: 18947
WHAT'S NEAR Wismer

Village in northeastern Plumstead Township at the intersection of Carversville and Goveland Roads midway between the old Point Pleasant and Danboro Turnpike (Route 829) and Stump Road. It was formerly called Benners Corner, but when the Benner family died out and Amandus B. Melcher built the store in 1908 the name was changed in his honor to Melchers Corner. The post office was moved from Smiths Corner to the store at Melchers Corner in 1938. Elwood B. Melcher, who took over the store after his father's death is present postmaster. The territory between Wismer and Point Pleasant was formerly served by a mail stage running between the two points, but much of the mail is now carried by rural deliver cars. Union Creamery, built in 1884, is near the village.

1. MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, 1942, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 103 Secretary of the Union Dairymen's Association for 30 years

• Lived in: Between 1877 and 1930. 103 Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 5 Nov 1932, Melchor's Corner, , Bucks, Pennsylvania. 179

• Occupation: 1880. 180 Farmer

• Occupation: Bef 1908. 103 Farmer

• Occupation: After 1908. 103 Worked in or owned a general merchandise store

Amandus married Emma Louise Bean,75,79,181 daughter of John Beans 182,183,184,185 and Elizabeth Muck,185 on 9 Aug 1877 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.142 Emma was born on 23 Jan 1859 of Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,79 died on 12 Nov 1906 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania185 at age 47, and was buried on 16 Nov 1906 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.185 The cause of her death was "cardiac dilitation"/"apoplexy on Feb 6 - 1905." Other names for Emma were Emma Louisa Bean and186 Louisa Bean.187

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 9 Aug 1877. 75,103

Children from this marriage were:

+ 164 F    i. Mary Anna Melchior 75,79 was born on 1 Mar 1878 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,79,171 was baptized on 24 Nov 1878 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,171 died on 16 Apr 1957 in Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, , , Pennsylvania188 at age 79, and was buried after 16 Apr 1957 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 165 F    ii. Charlotte May Melcher 187 was born on 22 Nov 1882 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,187 was baptized in Dec 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 died on 19 Oct 1954 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania187 at age 71, and was buried after 19 Oct 1954 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   166 M    iii. Elwood B. Melchior 75,79 was born on 7 Aug 1886,121 was baptized on 13 Oct 1886 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,121 died on 27 Jul 197275,166 at age 85, and was buried after 27 Jul 1972 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Elwood were Elwood Melcher, Elwood B. Melcher, and Elwood D. Melcher.189

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Sep 14, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.17239.73]

Individual: Melcher, Elwood
Birth date: Jul 7, 1886
Death date: Jul 1972
Last residence: PA 18947
State of issue: PA

Elwood married Irene M. Althouse,75,79,189 daughter of Hillary S. Althouse 13 and Anna Barbara Myers,13 on 8 Apr 1911.189 Irene was born on 1 Oct 1891,75,166,190 died on 8 Jan 197175,166 at age 79, and was buried 12 Jan1971 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Irene were Irene Althouse and Irene Melcher.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Sep 14, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.17240.117]

Individual: Melcher, Irene
Birth date: Oct 1, 1891
Death date: Jan 1971
Last residence: PA 18947
State of issue: PA

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Monday, 11 January 1971, page 2]

IRENE M. MELCHER
Mrs. Elwood D. Melcher of Wismer, the former Miss Irene M. Althouse, died Friday in Doylestown Hospital. She was 79.
Born in Springtown, she was the daughter of Hillery and Anna Myers Althouse.
She was a member of St.Luke's Lutheran Church, Ferndale; Plumsteadville Grange and Lutheran Church Women.
She is survived by her husband and a brother, Merritt Althouse both of Wismer
Mr. and Mrs. Melchor celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on April 8. 1970.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ferndale.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: Jan 1971. 190

• Alt. Birth: 12 Jan 1971, Ferndale Cemetery, Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 189

   167 M    iv. John Roscoe Melchor 122 was born on 26 Aug 1889 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,79,122 was baptized on 19 Nov 1889 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,122 and died on 29 Nov 1889 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.79 Another name for John was John Roscoe Melchior 75.,79

   168 M    v. William Russell Melchor 191 was born on 1 Aug 1896 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,79,125 was baptized on 25 Oct 1896 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,125 died on 12 May 1897 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,79,192 and was buried after 12 May 1897 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.192 Other names for William were William Russel Melchior, William Russell Melchior 75. and79

+ 169 F    vi. Emma Louisa Melchor was born on 10 Dec 1899,75,79 was baptized on 6 May 1900 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 19 Mar 1999181,186 at age 99, and was buried after 10 Mar 1999 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


100. William Worthington Hoffman was born on 20 Mar 1855, died on 2 Aug 188736 at age 32, and was buried after 2 Aug 1887 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.36 Other names for William were William Hoffman and69 William W. Hoffman.193

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

William Worthington Hoffman

Birth: Mar. 20, 1855
Death: Aug. 2, 1887

Family links:
Parents: Elias Hoffman (1815 - 1893)
Levina Worthington Hoffman (1814 - 1893)

Inscription: Aged 32 Yrs 4 Mo & 12 Days

Burial: Nockamixon Union Cemetery Ferndale Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Row 4

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Oct 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99957503

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1854. 69

• Alt. Birth: Between 3 Jun 1854 and 1 Jun 1855, Pennsylvania. 193

• Alt. Death: After 2 Jun 1880.

William married Clara Texter 168 before 2 Jun 1880. Clara was born between 3 Jun 1860 and 1 Jun 1861 in Pennsylvania193 and died after 2 Jun 1880. Another name for Clara was Clara \.193

Children from this marriage were:

   170 M    i. Charles Hoffman 193 was born about 1879 in Pennsylvania193 and was baptized on 3 Aug 1879 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.119

   171 F    ii. Annie Elizabeth Hoffman 119 was born before 6 Aug 1880119 and was baptized on 6 Aug 1880 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.119

   172 F    iii. Susanna Hoffman 93 was born on 13 Nov 1884,93 was baptized on 3 May 1885 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,93 died on 24 Oct 1888109 at age 3, and was buried after 24 Oct 1888 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.109 Another name for Susanna was Susan Hoffman.109

   173 M    iv. Thomas Hoffman 119 was born in 1882119 and was baptized in Oct 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.119


104. Nathan H. Hoffman 56,57 was born in Nov 1867 in Pennsylvania.56,57

General Notes:

This findagrave record, and the accompanying photos, may not be for this Nathan Hoffman, supposed son of Anthony Hoffman. This requires further research,
-- John-PIerre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 June 2016

[Source: findagrave.com]

Nathan Hoffman

Birth: Nov. 14, 1867
Death: Feb. 1, 1915

Family links:
Children:
Oliver Lee Hoffman (1889 - 1973)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Dunmyer Cemetery
Salix
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Old Section (Across Route 160)

Created by: Daryl & Barbara (Biggs)...
Record added: May 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37252942

Nathan married Elizabeth Sauter.56 Elizabeth was born on 14 Nov 1873 in Pennsylvania.56

Children from this marriage were:

+ 174 M    i. Paul Hoffman 56 was born on 16 Dec 1892 in Windber, Somerest, Pennsylvania,56 died on 22 Dec 1976 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania56 at age 84, and was buried after 22 Dec 1976 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.33

   175 M    ii. Forrest Hoffman 56 was born on 20 Jan 1896 in Windber, Somerest, Pennsylvania56 and died on 24 Apr 1993 in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida56 at age 97.

   176 F    iii. Lunda Hoffman 56 was born on 28 Jun 1897 in Windber, Somerest, Pennsylvania56 and died on 16 Jan 1990 in Windber, Somerest, Pennsylvania56 at age 92.

106. Philip H. Hoffman 62 was born about 1856 in Pennsylvania.62

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 16 Jun 1880, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 194 Boatman

Philip married Amanda \\ 195 before 16 Jun 1880.194 Amanda was born about 1857 in Pennsylvania.195

Children from this marriage were:

   177 F    i. Emma Hoffman 194 was born about 1873 in Pennsylvania.194

   178 F    ii. Cabilla Hoffman 194 was born about 1877 in Pennsylvania.194

114. Anna Hoffman 119 was born on 13 Apr 1883,33 was baptized on 4 Nov 1883 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 died on 22 Sep 191333 at age 30, and was buried after 22 Sep 1913 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Anna married Elmer S. Roth 33 about 1903. Elmer was born in 1880,33 died in 194533 at age 65, and was buried in 1945 in Sellersville Cemetery, Sellersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

The child from this marriage was:

   179 F    i. Mildred Hoffman Roth 33 was born on 2 Mar 1904,33 died on 17 Apr 1904,33 and was buried after 17 Apr 1904 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


128. Tobias Kiser 75,79 was born on 16 Sep 1859 in Pennsylvania, died on 6 Jun 1901 in Pennsylvania33 at age 41, and was buried after 6 Jun 1901 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Tobias was Tobias Keiser.196

General Notes:

[Source: Email from Aimee Pattison [mamakin_2@yahoo.com] to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 15 January 2012]

Hi,
Waiting for a call back from the lady looking for this family, she contacted me to see if they were buried in our Christ Church cemetery.
What I have found so far is Tobias married Mary & had William in 1884 & Katie Ann in 1888. Tobias died in 1901. Mary remarried William Hubbel & had a son Charles in 1904. From what she said this was kind of a "rushed" wedding, Mary was his housekeeper & ended up pregnant.... hence the marriage.
Note on Katie Ann, she was married to someone named Young & was divorced before 1910.
I have looked all thru my Parish records for the local church's and can not find an obit, marriage record or even a baptism for this family.
I have a call in to the women who runs the Quakertown Union cemetery to see if they are buried there.
I will recheck my records for the Spinnerstown church & look up the Melcher. Melchoir name to see if I can find more info for you.
I was wondering if you are from this area? I am located in Trumbauersville.
Will email you when I find out more info.
Any info you have on burial's would be of help.
Aimee

From: "John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr." <jake.hannam@verizon.net <mailto:jake.hannam@verizon.net>>
To: mamakin_2@yahoo.com <mailto:mamakin_2@yahoo.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:48 PM
Subject: Tobias Kiser

Yes, Tobias was the son of my great-aunt, Sarah Melchor.

I would love to exchange information on this family - in particular, Sarah's father and mother, Tobias Melchor and Susannah Hoffmann.

John-Pierre (Jake) Hannam

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1858, Pennsylvania. 67

Tobias married Mary A. Simon,75 daughter of \\ Simon and \\, on 24 Sep 1881 in Sellersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Mary was born on 21 Oct 1862,79 died on 24 Nov 193975 at age 77, and was buried about 25 Nov 1939 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Mary was Mary Simon.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage Fact: 79 Married by Rev. James Becker

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Nov 1862, Pennsylvania. 196

Children from this marriage were:

+ 180 M    i. William H. Kiser 75 was born on 20 May 1884166,197 and died in Sep 1966166,197 at age 82.

+ 181 F    ii. Katie Kiser 75 was born on 1 Jun 1888 in East Rockhill Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,198 died on 21 Jun 1940 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania198 at age 52, and was buried on 26 Jun 1940 in Springfield Church Cemetery, Springfield, , Bucks, Pennsylvania.198


129. Sarah Jane Kiser 75,79 was born on 15 Dec 1860 in Pennsylvania,131 died on 4 Sep 1933 in Douglas Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania131,132 at age 72, and was buried on 9 Sep 1933 in Union Cemetery, Sassamansville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33 The cause of her death was sarcoma of (left) breast.131


Sarah married William H. Tagert,131 son of James Tagert 199 and Anna Heistand,199 on 16 Feb 1884.132 William was born on 11 Oct 1861 in Pennsylvania,199 died on 1 Nov 1936 in New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylvania199 at age 75, and was buried on 5 Nov 1936 in Union Cemetery, Sassamansville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33 The cause of his death was cerebral hemorrhage.199 Another name for William was William Taggert.75

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 199 Surveyor

Children from this marriage were:

   182 M    i. John Taggert .75

   183 M    ii. Raymond Taggert .75

+ 184 M    iii. James Elias Taggert 75,132 was born on 28 May 1885,75,132 died on 4 May 195875 at age 72, and was buried after 4 May 1958 in New Goshenhoppen UCC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

+ 185 M    iv. William Harvey Taggert 75,132 was born on 18 May 188675,132 and died on 29 Apr 196175 at age 74.

+ 186 F    v. Jennie M. Taggert 75,132 was born on 13 Oct 1888,132 died in 197233 at age 84, and was buried in 1972 in CC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33

   187 M    vi. Charles H. Tagert 33 was born on 7 Oct 1891,75,132 died on 21 Jan 196275 at age 70, and was buried after 21 Jan 1962 in Saint Lukes Lutheran Church Cemetery, Obelisk, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Charles were Charles Taggert, Charles M. Taggert 75. and132

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Charles H. Tagert

Birth: 1891
Death: 1962

Family links:
Parents:
William H. Tagert (1861 - 1936)
Sarah Jane Tagert (1860 - 1933)

Spouse:
Ida Mabel Kolb Tagert (1899 - 1959)*

Children:
Charles W. Tagert (1914 - 1920)*
Harvey A. Tagert (1915 - 1979)*
Francis R. Tagert (1922 - 1971)*

Siblings:
James E. Tagert (1885 - 1958)*
Jennie K. Tagert Erb (1889 - 1972)*
Charles H. Tagert (1891 - 1962)
Anna K Renninger (1893 - 1951)*
Sarie E. Tagert Schell (1897 - 1971)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Saint Lukes Lutheran Church Cemetery
Obelisk
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Mike O
Record added: May 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90241982

Charles married Mabel Kulp 75 on 11 Apr 1914. Mabel was born in 1899,33 died on 17 Jul 195975 at age 60, and was buried after 17 Jan 1959 in Saint Lukes Lutheran Church Cemetery, Obelisk, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Another name for Mabel was Ida Mabel Kolb.33

+ 188 F    vii. Annie Taggert 75,132 was born on 23 Aug 1893,75,132 died on 6 Dec 195133 at age 58, and was buried after 6 Dec 1951 in Christ Union Cemetery, Niantic, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33

+ 189 F    viii. Sarah Elsie Taggert 75,132 was born on 10 Apr 1897,75,132 died on 12 Jul 197175 at age 74, and was buried after 12 Jul 1971 in New Hanover Lutheran Cemetery, New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylania.33

+ 190 F    ix. Edna Taggert 18,75,132 was born on 5 Apr 190475 and died after 25 Aug 1921.


130. Annie Kiser 75 was born on 15 Mar 1863 in Pennsylvania,133 died on 26 Jun 1926 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania133 at age 63, and was buried on 30 Jun 1926 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.133 The cause of her death was diabetes/dropsy.133 Other names for Annie were Annie S. Keiser and33 Annia Kiser.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 16 Mar 1863. 75

• Alt. Death: 26 Jun 1925. 75

Annie married Henry E. Hallman 33 on 5 Jul 1881.75 Henry was born on 14 Feb 1860,75 died on 9 Apr 192275 at age 62, and was buried after 9 Apr 1922 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Henry were Henry Hallman and75 Henry Halma.

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 79 Henry Halma name from Melchior Genealogy

The child from this marriage was:

+ 191 M    i. Oliver W. Hallman 33 was born in 1890,33 died in 194133 at age 51, and was buried in 1941 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


131. Harvey J. Keiser 134 was born on 14 Dec 1865 in Nockamixon Township Schools, Bucks, Pennsylvania,134 died on 2 Jun 1944 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania134 at age 78, and was buried on 6 Jun 1944 in Blue Church (Woodland Cemetery), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.134 The cause of his death was cerebral hemorrhage.134 Other names for Harvey were Harvey Keiser,200 Harvey Kiser 14. and75

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Dec 1864, Pennsylvania. 200

• Alt. Birth: 14 Dec 1865. 75

• Alt. Death: 2 Jun 1944. 75

Harvey married Mary S. Barndt.134 Mary was born on 30 Dec 1862,75 died on 20 Dec 192875,79 at age 65, and was buried after 20 Dec 1928 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Other names for Mary were Mary Brandt Or Barndt,14 and75 Mary Barns.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 192 F    i. Sallie Kiser 75 was born on 7 Nov 1886,75 died on 21 Jan 196075 at age 73, and was buried after 21 Jan 1960 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33

   193 F    ii. Mabel Kiser 75 was born on 15 Apr 1892.75 Another name for Mabel is Mabel Keiser.200

Mabel married Byron Weidner.75 Byron died on 2 Dec 1952.75

   194 F    iii. Ida Kiser 75 was born on 15 Oct 1893,75 died on 26 Jul 195775 at age 63, and was buried after 26 Jul 1957 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Ida was Ida Keiser.200

Ida married Elmer Cressman Koch.33 Elmer was born on 11 Jun 1889,33 died on 4 Jul 195175 at age 62, and was buried after 4 Jul 1951 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Elmer was Elmer Koch.75

+ 195 F    iv. Viola Kiser 75 was born on 24 Sep 1895,75 died on 14 Feb 197175 at age 75, and was buried after 14 Feb 1971 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33


133. Matilda Melchor Keiser 33 was born on 3 May 1867 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,75,135 died on 3 May 1940 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania75,135 at age 73, and was buried on 7 May 1940 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 The cause of her death was stomach cancer/secondary anemia.135 Other names for Matilda were Matilda Keiser,69 Tillie Kiser, Tillie Or Matilda Kiser, and75 Matilda M. Stoudt.201

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Burial: 7 May 1940, St. Paul's Blue Church, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 135

Matilda married Harrison H. Stoudt,33 son of Charles H. Stoudt 202 and Eliza \\,202 on 14 May 1885.75 Harrison was born on 16 May 1863,75 died on 1 Jul 193675 at age 73, and was buried after 1 Jul 1936 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Harrison were Harrison Stoudt,75,202 Harry H. Stoudt,135 Harvey Stoudt, and Harrison Stout.203

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 1 Jun 1900, Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 204 Wheelwright

• Occupation: 7 May 1910, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 205 Wheelwright

• Occupation: 14 Apr 1930, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 201 Patternmaker at a foundry

Children from this marriage were:

+ 196 M    i. Charles Kiser Stoudt 75,206 was born on 23 Oct 1886,75 died on 5 Jun 192375 at age 36, and was buried after 5 Jun 1923 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33

   197 M    ii. Howard W. Stroudt was born on 21 Apr 1895 in Pennsylvania.207 Another name for Howard was Howard Stoudt 75,205.,206

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 June 2006]

Based on a World War II registration for Howard Wayne Stroudt, born 21 April 1895, he may have been married to a Myrtle or possibly had a daughter of that name. He also stated he lived in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and said he was born there. This conflicts with his WW1 registration.

Howard married Pearl Schaffer 75 before 5 Jun 1917.207

   198 F    iii. Florence H. Stoudt 33 was born on 23 Dec 1898 in Pennsylvania,33 died on 9 May 190333 at age 4, and was buried after 9 May 1903 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Florence was Florence Stoudt 75.,206

   199 F    iv. Lillie Stoudt 75,205 was born about 1905 in Pennsylvania205 and died after 14 Apr 1930.201 Another name for Lillie was Tillie Stoudt.

Lillie married William A. Landis 201 about 1923.201 William was born about 1902 in Pennsylvania201 and died after 14 Apr 1930.201 Other names for William were Landis and William Landes.75

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 14 Apr 1930, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 201 William Landis and wife, Lillie, were living with her parents.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 14 Apr 1930, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 201 Foreman at a foundry

134. Oliver M. Kiser 75,132 was born on 2 Nov 186975 and died on 23 Oct 195075 at age 80. Other names for Oliver were Oliver Kiser and Oliver Keiser Or Weiser.69

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1869. 69

Oliver married Emma Rosenberger.75 Emma was born on 4 Nov 186375 and died on 16 Mar 195475 at age 90.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 200 M    i. Elmer R. Kiser 18,75 was born on 7 Apr 189375,166,197,208 and died in Aug 1975166 at age 82.

+ 201 M    ii. Austin R. Kiser 18,75 was born on 22 Feb 189775,166,197 and died on 22 Dec 1993166,197 at age 96.

+ 202 F    iii. Pearl R. Keiser 18,75 was born on 13 Jan 190075,166,197 and died in Mar 1977166,197 at age 77.

   203 F    iv. Verna May Kiser 18,75 was born on 25 Mar 1903.75 Another name for Verna was Verna Mae Keiser.

Verna married Harry B. Nase.75

   204 M    v. Oliver Clark Kiser 75 was born on 25 Sep 190675 and died on 16 Jan 193275 at age 25. Another name for Oliver was Oliver Clark Keiser.

135. Clymena Kiser 75 was born on 22 Dec 1872,75,136 was baptized on 25 Feb 1874 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,136 and died on 28 Jan 193875 at age 65. Other names for Clymena were Minnie Kerver and209 Minnie Kiser.75

Noted events in her life were:

• Comment: 79 Not sure of death date (appears to be 21 (28?) Jan 1938

• Alt. Birth: Dec 1873, Pennsylvania. 210

• Alt. Death: 21 Jan 1938. 79

Clymena married Eli Kerver 75 on 28 Jan 1893.75 Eli was born in Oct 1866 in Pennsylvania210 and died after 28 Jan 1920.209

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1899. 210

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 18 Oct 1866. 75

• Occupation: 13 Jun 1900, Milford Township (Trumbauersville District), Bucks, Pennsylvania. 210 Farmer

• Occupation: 28 Jan 1920, Lower Milford Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 209 Farmer

The child from this marriage was:

+ 205 F    i. Minnie Or Mamie Kerver 75 was born on 27 Jul 1900.75


136. Emma Kiser 75,137 was born on 15 Sep 1875,75,137 was baptized on 26 Dec 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,137 died on 16 Sep 1944 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania138 at age 69, and was buried on 20 Sep 1944 in Memorial Park, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. The cause of her death was carcinoma.138 Another name for Emma was Emma Kaiser Bader.138

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: 16 Sep 1944. 75,79

Emma married Robert F. Bader 75 on 30 Apr 1894.75 Robert was born on 12 Oct 187375 and died on 26 Dec 194575 at age 72.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 5 Jun 1900, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 200 Living next door to Emma's brother, Harvey Keiser and his family

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 5 Jun 1900, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 200 Coach painter

• Occupation: 12 Sep 1918, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 211 Self-employed milkman

Children from this marriage were:

   206 M    i. Earl William Bader 75 was born on 22 Sep 189575 and died on 10 Apr 196375 at age 67. Another name for Earl was Earl W. Bader.200

Earl married Eva Kichline 75 on 6 Sep 1918.

+ 207 M    ii. Paul S. Bader 200 was born on 4 Aug 189775 and died before 16 Jul 1989.212

+ 208 F    iii. Margaret Matilda Bader 33 was born on 29 Jun 1899 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,33 died on 25 Dec 1986 in Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania33 at age 87, and was buried after 25 Dec 1986 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.33

139. Milton Melchior 75,140,141 was born on 8 Apr 1862,75,141 was baptized on 13 Jul 1862,75 died on 28 Dec 194533 at age 83, and was buried after 28 Dec 1945 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Milton was Milton Melchor.33

General Notes:

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

County: Northampton
Enumeration District: 0129
Visit: 0002
Name: Milton Melchior
Relation: Husband
Color: W
Age: 48
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Other Residents: Wife Ida S 45, Pennsylvania
Son John H 17, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mary 06, Pennsylvania
SIL Jennie S Hartzell 41, Pennsylvania

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

On his draft registration dated 5 June 1917, John Hartzell Melchor claimed an exemption from service stating his father, Milton, was blind.

Medical Notes: Blind

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 12 Jan 1920. 213 Williams Township (Western District), Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Milton married Ida Susanna Hartzell,33 daughter of Jacob Hartzell and Sophia E. Brotzman, on 17 Dec 1884.141 Ida was born on 24 Sep 1864,75 died on 10 Feb 1930 in Raubsville, , Pennsylvania79 at age 65, and was buried after 10 Feb 1930 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Ida were Ida Hartzell,214 Ida S. Hartzell, and75 Ida S. Melchior.

General Notes:

[Source: Hillpot Family Genealogy, The 1930 Bucks County Intelligencer Obituary Index, 19 May 2004]

2/14/1930 Melchor, Mrs. Milton 69 2/10/1930 Mrs. Ida Melchor, wife of Milton Melchor, died Monday at her home at Raubsville, after a brief illness, aged 69. She was stricken with a heart attack Saturday ...

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[Source: Frankenfield - Beam Genealogy, Northampton County, Pa - Bucks County, Pa - Warren County, NJ,,
http://www.frankenfield-beam.net/family/melchor_john.htm]

Ida Susanna Hartzell
(September 24, 1864 - 10 Feb 1930)


Easton Express, Monday, February 10, 1930, page 13 Mrs. Milton Melchor Mrs. Ida Melchor, wife of Milton Melchor, died at 11:40 o'clock this morning at her home at Raubsville, after a brief illness. Mrs. Melchor was about 69 years old. She was stricken with a heart attack Saturday evening while preparing supper, but had been about to attend to her regular duties until that time. Mrs. Melchor spent practically all her life in Williams Township. Besides her husband she is survived by two children, John Melchor, of Wiliams township, and Mrs. Mary Kanuskey at home.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 209 M    i. John Hartzell Melchior 75,141 was born on 25 Aug 1892 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,215 died on 24 Mar 196275 at age 69, and was buried after 24 Mar 1962 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 210 F    ii. Mary Emma Melchior 75,79 was born on 9 Jan 1904,75,79 died on 29 Mar 197233 at age 68, and was buried after 29 Mar 1972 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

140. John Melchior 75,141 was born on 25 Aug 1863,75,141 died in Dec 194875 at age 85, and was buried about Dec 1948 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for John was John Melchor.216

General Notes:

[Source: 1870 U.S. Census]

John Melcher, age 6, was listed as a 'domestic servant' in the household of Elias Keiser and his aunt, Sarah Melcher Keiser.

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[Source: Miscellaneous: 1914 - Farm and Business Directory: DOYLESTOWN, DURHAM, EAST ROCKHILL, FALLS, HAYCOCK and HILLTOWN Twps, Bucks Co, PA

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>From "The Farm Journal, Illustrated: Farm and Business Directory of Bucks County Pennsylvania - 1914"

ABBREVIATION EXAMPLES -

a. means acres;
bds, boards;
B. tel, Bell Telephone;
Ind. Tel, Independent telephone;
4 ch, 4 children;
col, colored;
H&L, house and lot;
H19, Highway or Road No. 19 (see map);
O, owns;
R1, Rural route No. 1;
ret, retired;
T, tenant;
WOS, works on shares.

DURHAM TOWNSHIP

Melchor, John (Ida) 3 ch farming T 113a R2 Kintnersville H28

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Miscellaneous Deed Dockets 1857-1900, Thomas G. Myers, page 310]

John H. Melchor of FranconiaTwp, Montgomery Co, son of John Melchor and grandson of John Kiser, late of Nockamixon Twp, acknowledges payment of estate by guardian Leidy N. Fulmer.
Bk 23/pg 267
Apr 1, 1885

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[Source: Records of the Nockamixon Lutheran Congregaton, Church Members, page 107]

John Melcher was admitted to the church upon his confimation on 9 April 1881 and transferred 1 April 1892. He was listed on the same page as his uncles, Josiah and Amandus Melcher and their wives. Further down the same page was a mention of Mrs. Caroline Melcher but there were no dates. Tobias was NOT listed but this could mean he was already a member of the church.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Mar 1864.

• Alt. Death: Dec 1947. 217

John married Mary Ida Faust,75,217 daughter of Levi Faust 218 and \\, on 4 Nov 1890.75.,217 Mary was born on 26 Apr 1870,33 died on 10 Jul 193075,217,219 at age 60, and was buried after 10 Jul 1930 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Mary was Ida Faust.216

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Officiant: St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 216 Rev. Oliver H. Melchor

• Alt. Marriage: 1 May 1890, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

[Source: Hillpot Family Genealogy, The 1930 Bucks County Intelligencer Obituary Index]

Date of Issue Name of Deceased Age Date of Death

7/18/1930 Melchor, Mrs. John 60 7/10/1930

Obituary: Mrs. Mary Ida Melchor, wife of John Melchor, Broadway, N. J., died on Thursday, July 10, aged 60 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by her father Levi ...

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1870. 75

Children from this marriage were:

+ 211 F    i. Della May Melchor 75,217 was born in 189175,217 and died on 4 Apr 1947 at age 56.

+ 212 F    ii. Hannah Rachael Melchior 75,217 was born on 11 Nov 1893217 and died on 5 Jan 195075 at age 56.

+ 213 M    iii. William Levi Melchior 75,217 was born on 3 Oct 1899.75,217

+ 214 F    iv. Mabel Ida Melchior 75,217 was born on 19 Jan 1902, was baptized on 29 Jul 1902 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 22 Aug 192433 at age 22, and was buried after 22 Aug 1924 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


   215 F    v. \\ Melchior 220 was born on 18 Feb 1909 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,220 died on 18 Feb 1909 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,220 and was buried on 20 Feb 1909 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.220 The cause of her death was stillborn.220

+ 216 M    vi. John Milton Melchior Sr. 75,217 was born on 19 Jan 1912,75,217 was baptized on 4 Apr 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 9 Jan 197875 at age 65.


141. Isadore Kiser 143 was born on 7 Jan 1862 in Pennsylvania,143 died on 7 Aug 1935 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania143 at age 73, and was buried on 11 Aug 1935 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.143 The cause of her death was chronic myocarditis and chronic nephritis/lobar pneumonia (8 days).143 Another name for Isadore was Isador Kiser.33


Isadore married Jerome Berger 143 before 7 Aug 1935.143 Jerome was born on 11 Nov 1861,33 died on 6 Sep 194733 at age 85, and was buried after 6 Sep 1947 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

The child from this marriage was:

   217 F    i. Annie Laura Berger 33 was born on 29 Oct 1884,33 died on 17 Oct 188633 at age 1, and was buried about 17 Oct 1886 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


142. Mary Etta Kiser 144 was born on 26 Jun 1863 in Pennsylvania,144 died on 16 Oct 1942 in Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania144 at age 79, and was buried on 21 Oct 1942 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.144 The cause of her death was cerebral apoplexy.144


Mary married Harvey Adams 144 before 16 Oct 1942.144 Harvey was born on 30 Nov 1859,33 died on 6 Jan 193433 at age 74, and was buried after 6 Jan 1934 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

The child from this marriage was:

   218 F    i. Mamie Adams 33 was born on 8 Jun 1896,33 died on 10 May 192133 at age 24, and was buried after 10 May 1921 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Mamie Adams Reinbold

Birth: Jun. 8, 1896
Death: May 10, 1921


Family links:
Parents:
Harvey Adams (1859 - 1934)
Mary Etta Kiser Adams (1863 - 1942)

Spouse:
Warren Reinbold (1892 - 1946)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Wife of Warren Reinbold

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 26

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100299255



Mamie married Warren Reinbold 33 before 10 May 1921. Warren was born in 1892,33 died in 194633 at age 54, and was buried in 1946 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

143. Laura Elizabeth Kiser 33 was born on 2 Oct 1869,145 was baptized on 30 Dec 1869 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,145 died on 15 Feb 190733 at age 37, and was buried after 15 Feb 1907 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Laura were Laura E. Keiser,221 Laura E. Kiser,221 Lena Elizabeth Kiser 145., and221

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Laura Elizabeth Kiser Fabian

Birth: Oct. 2, 1869
Death: Feb. 15, 1907

Tombstone gives birth year of 1868 but baptism record states 1869.

Family links:
Parents:
Wilson O Kiser (1839 - 1913)
Sarah Ann Harstine Kiser (1839 - ____)

Spouse:
Michael Adams Fabian (1867 - 1928)*

Children:
Calvin Fabian (1894 - 1979)*

Siblings:
Isidor Kiser Berger (1862 - 1935)*
Mary Etta Kiser Adams (1863 - 1942)*
Laura Elizabeth Kiser Fabian (1869 - 1907)
Cora Bell Kiser Litzenberger (1874 - 1965)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Aged 38 Yrs 4 Mo & 13 Days

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 20A

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100144345



Laura married Michael Adams Fabian,33 son of Jacob Fabian 221 and Matilda \\,33 before 15 Feb 1907. Michael was born on 15 Mar 1867,33 was baptized on 30 Dec 1869, died on 18 Mar 192833 at age 61, and was buried after 18 Mar 1928 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Michael was Michael A. Fabian.221

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Michael Adams Fabian

Birth: Mar. 15, 1867
Death: Mar. 18, 1928

Family links:
Parents:
Jacob Z Fabian (1834 - 1925)
Matilda Fabian (1843 - 1906)

Spouse:
Laura Elizabeth Kiser Fabian (1869 - 1907)

Children:
Calvin Fabian (1894 - 1979)*

Siblings:
Michael Adams Fabian (1867 - 1928)
Isabella Fabian (1876 - 1876)*
Jennie Fabian (1881 - 1889)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Aged 61 Years & 3 Days

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 20A

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100144327


The child from this marriage was:

+ 219 M    i. Calvin Fabian 33,221 was born on 7 Sep 1894,33 died in Sep 197933 at age 85, and was buried about Sep 1979 in Springtown Cemetery, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


144. Cora Bell Kiser 33 was born on 30 Nov 1874,137 was baptized on 17 Mar 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,137 died in 196533 at age 91, and was buried in 1965 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Cora were Corah Kiser and137 Cora Litzenberger.144

General Notes:

Possibly the Cora B. Kiser who married Samuel Litzenberger who had several children baptized in the early 1900s at the St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nockamixon township, Bucks, Pennsylvania
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 8 September 2013

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Cora Bell Kiser Litzenberger

Birth: Nov. 30, 1874
Death: 1965

Family links:
Parents:
Wilson O Kiser (1839 - 1913)
Sarah Ann Harstine Kiser (1839 - ____)

Spouse:
William E Litzenberger (1868 - 1938)

Children:
Raymond Litzenberger (1893 - 1976)*
Mary Etta Litzenberger Schaffner (1894 - 1977)*
Moses Wilson Litzenberger (1896 - 1897)*
Emma Litzenberger Hoffert (1897 - 1941)*
Charles Litzenberger (1901 - 1965)*
Jerome Litzenberger (1906 - 1906)*
Florinda Litzenberger Shoemaker (1907 - 1995)*
David Paul Litzenberger (1910 - 1998)*
Cora Belle Litzenberger Shaddinger (1912 - 1996)*
Harvey Elmer Litzenberger (1917 - 1917)*

Siblings:
Isidor Kiser Berger (1862 - 1935)*
Mary Etta Kiser Adams (1863 - 1942)*
Laura Elizabeth Kiser Fabian (1869 - 1907)*
Cora Bell Kiser Litzenberger (1874 - 1965)

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Mother

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Lizann
Record added: Dec 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62723959



Cora married William Litzenberger 33 before 16 Oct 1942.144 William was born in Jun 1868 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,33 died on 9 Jul 1938 in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania33 at age 70, and was buried after 9 Jul 1938 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

William E Litzenberger

Birth: Jun., 1868
Springtown
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1938
Norristown
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA


Family links:
Spouse:
Cora Bell Kiser Litzenberger (1874 - 1965)*

Children:
Raymond Litzenberger (1893 - 1976)*
Mary Etta Litzenberger Schaffner (1894 - 1977)*
Moses Wilson Litzenberger (1896 - 1897)*
Emma Litzenberger Hoffert (1897 - 1941)*
Charles Litzenberger (1901 - 1965)*
Jerome Litzenberger (1906 - 1906)*
Florinda Litzenberger Shoemaker (1907 - 1995)*
David Paul Litzenberger (1910 - 1998)*
Cora Belle Litzenberger Shaddinger (1912 - 1996)*
Harvey Elmer Litzenberger (1917 - 1917)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Father

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Lizann
Record added: Dec 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 627239


Children from this marriage were:

   220 U    i. Thirteen other children Litzenberger .

   221 F    ii. Cora Belle Litzenberger 33 was born on 6 Jan 1912 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania,33 died on 16 Jan 1996 in Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 84, and was buried 29Jan 1996 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Cora was Cora B. Litzenberger 75.,79

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Cora Belle Litzenberger Shaddinger

Birth: Jan. 6, 1912
Death: Jan. 16, 1996

January 19, 1996|The Morning Call

Cora B. Shaddinger, 84, of Plumsteadville died Tuesday in Doylestown Hospital. She was the wife of the late E. Norman Shaddinger.

A 1931 graduate of Kutztown Normal School, she taught in the Nockamixon School District until 1935. In later years she was employed by the Dublin Hosiery Mill.

Born in Northampton County, she was a daughter of the late William and Cora (Kaiser) Litzenberger.

She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ferndale, where she was a Sunday school teacher and president of its women's group for many years.

Survivors: Brother, David of Hellertown and a sister, Martha Myers of Elmer, N.J.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown.

Family links:
Parents:
William E Litzenberger (1868 - 1938)
Cora Bell Kiser Litzenberger (1874 - 1965)

Spouse:
E. Norman Shaddinger (1905 - 1980)*

Siblings:
Raymond Litzenberger (1893 - 1976)*
Mary Etta Litzenberger Schaffner (1894 - 1977)*
Moses Wilson Litzenberger (1896 - 1897)*
Emma Litzenberger Hoffert (1897 - 1941)*
Charles Litzenberger (1901 - 1965)*
Jerome Litzenberger (1906 - 1906)*
Florinda Litzenberger Shoemaker (1907 - 1995)*
David Paul Litzenberger (1910 - 1998)*
Cora Belle Litzenberger Shaddinger (1912 - 1996)
Harvey Elmer Litzenberger (1917 - 1917)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 8

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100012905

Cora married E. Norman Shaddinger,75 son of Samuel L. Shaddinger 75,79 and Mary Anna Melchior,75,79 on 26 Jun 1935.79 E. was born on 27 Jul 1905,75,166,190 died on 6 Aug 198033 at age 75, and was buried after 6 Aug 1980 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for E. was Norman Shaddinger.

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151. Oliver S. Melchior 75 was born on 5 Aug 1865 in Pennsylvania,150 died on 12 May 1933 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania150 at age 67, and was buried on 15 May 1933 in Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. The cause of his death was cerebral apoplexy (12 days)/previous cerebral apoplexy (years before).150 Other names for Oliver were Oliver S. Melcher and150 Oliver Melchor.91

General Notes:

[Source: Allentown, Pennsylvania Directories, 1887, 1889-90]

Name: Oliver S. Melcher
City: Allentown
State: PA
Occupation: laborer
Year: 1890
Location 2: 121 S 9th

Oliver married Amy Von Stuben 75 on 21 May 1891.75 Amy died in Aug 1940.75

Children from this marriage were:

+ 222 M    i. Frederick O. Melchior 75 was born on 11 Jun 1892.75

   223 M    ii. Robert A. Melchior 75 was born on 3 Dec 1894.75

Robert married Naomah E. Dieths 75 on 27 Jun 1923.

   224 M    iii. Oliver S. Melchior 75 was born on 10 May 189775 and died on 9 Aug 190175 at age 4.

   225 M    iv. Edwin H. Melchior 75 was born on 9 May 1903.75

Edwin married Louise Diehl 75 in May 1940.75 Louise died on 20 Mar 1943.75

Edwin next married Dorothy Schupp 75 on 14 Jan 1946 in Possibly Married June 14, 1946.75

153. Lucy Etta Trauger 75,79 was born in Nov 1873 in , , Pennsylvania,79,96 died on 27 May 195675 at age 82, and was buried in Row 7, St. Luke's Union Cemetery (New), Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.23 Another name for Lucy was Lucy A. Trauger.96

General Notes:

[Source: 1900 U.S. Census, dated 9 June 1900, www.ancestry.com]

Ezra Wolfinger, Lucy A. Wolfinger, and daughter Anna were living in Nockamixon Township next door to Lucy's parents.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: St. Luke's Cemetery, Nockamixon Township

• Alt. Birth: 24 Sep 1872. 75

• Alt. Death: 1956. 222

Lucy married Ezra W. Wolfinger,79,222 son of Josiah Wolfinger 85 and Sarah \\,85 on 17 Nov 1894.75.,79 Ezra was born in Jul 1871 in , , Pennsylvania,23,96 died in 195123 at age 80, and was buried in Row 7, St. Luke's Union Cemetery (New), Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.23 Another name for Ezra was Ezra Wolfinger 75.,222

General Notes:

[Source: 1880 United States Federal Census Record]

Name:Ezra Wolfinger
Age:8
Estimated birth year:abt 1872
Birthplace:Pennsylvania
Occupation:At Home
Relationship to head-of-household:Son
Home in 1880:Nockamixon, Bucks, PA
Marital status:Single
Race:White
Gender:Male
Father's name:Josiah Wolfinger
Father's birthplace:PA
Mother's name:Sarah Wolfinger
Mother's birthplace:PA

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[Source: Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index]

Ezra Wolfinger
Age: 38
State: PA
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0035
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Visit: 0270
County: Bucks
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents: Relation Name Age Birth Place
Wife Luzy 37 Pennsylvania
Daughter Anna M 11 Pennsylvania
Son Walter H 04 Pennsylvania

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 4 October 1932 - summary by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 May 2006]

Ezra Wolfinger was admitted to Betts Hospital in Easton, PA, at 6:30 AM on 3 October, for injuries (possible fracture of the skull, possible fracture of the nose, and deep lacerations of the scalp) he sustained when the wagon he was driving, loaded with milk, on the way to the creamery, was hit by a car. The driver was arrested and released on $2,000 bail "pending the outcome of injuries to Wolfinger".

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2 December 1932 - summary by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 May 2006]

Ezra's son-in-law, Stephen Freeh, was apparently injured in the same automobile accident described above. This edition of the newspaper announced that Stephen Freeh returned home after almost two months in the hospital while Ezra Wolfinger remained hospitalized.

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[Source: The Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 12 April 1951]

"Mrs. Lizzie Duvall and Clyde Trauger, Riegelsville; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frankenfield, Ferndale, and Mrs. Gertrude Bartell, New York City, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Wolfinger."

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[Source: Larry Hillpot website, "Hillpot Family Genealogy", Wolfinger Tombstones, 30 October 1999]

Wolfinger, Ezra W. Born 1872 Died 1951

On stone with Lucy E. Wolfinger, Row 7, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1872. 23,75

• Lived in: 20 Dec 1932, Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 223

• Alt. Death: After 12 Apr 1951. 224 Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Wolfinger entertained 'recent guests' as documented in the 12 April 1951 edition of the Daily Intelligencer.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 226 F    i. Anna Mae Wolfinger 75,79 was born on 19 Jul 189875,79,225 and died in Sep 1981 in Revere, Bucks, Pennsylvania225 at age 83.

+ 227 M    ii. Walter Henry Wolfinger 75,79 was born on 8 May 1905,75,79 died in Apr 1975166,190 at age 69, and was buried on Stone With Helen M. Wolfinger, Row 12, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp..23


154. Henry Reading Trauger 75,121 was born on 14 Jul 1886 in Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,155 was baptized on 31 Aug 1886 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,121 died on 23 Oct 1918 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania155 at age 32, and was buried on 26 Oct 1918 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.155 The cause of his death was influenza (10 days).155 Another name for Henry was Henry Trauger.96

Medical Notes: NOTE: Based on the date of death, I suspect his death was from "Spanish flu" which ravaged the country in late 1918.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 October 2014

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 14 Jul 1886, Pennsylvania. 75,121

Henry married Elizabeth Weirbach 75 on 10 Dec 1908.75 Elizabeth was born on 23 Dec 188875 and died on 20 Feb 198075 at age 91. Another name for Elizabeth was Elizabeth Wierebach.

Children from this marriage were:

   228 M    i. William Clarence Trauger 75 was born on 11 May 190975 and died on 4 Jun 1909.75

+ 229 F    ii. Dorothy Mae Trauger 75,226 was born on 5 Nov 1912,75,226 was baptized on 21 Jan 1913 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,226 and died on 3 Feb 1988 in Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania227 at age 75.

   230 M    iii. Henry Clyde Trauger 75 was born on 8 Jul 1917,228 was baptized on 7 Oct 1917 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,228 and died in Mar 1978 in , , Pennsylvania75 at age 60.

Henry married Grace Frey.75

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Comment 1: 75 No children

   231 F    iv. Mabel Trauger 227 died after 3 Feb 1988.227

Mabel married \\ Dilley 227 before 5 Feb 1988.227

   232 F    v. Elinor Trauger 227 died after 3 Feb 1988.227

Elinor married \\ Lyle 227 before 5 Feb 1988.227

   233 F    vi. Ruth Trauger 227 died after 3 Feb 1988.227

Ruth married \\ Boylan 227 before 5 Feb 1988.227

155. Dr. David Montfort Melchior 75 was born on 12 Dec 1881 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75 was baptized on 12 Mar 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 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 and119 Montfort Melchoir.229

General Notes:

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

Montfort died at his home at 108 East Greenwood Avenue, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania - according to an obituary notice. The same obituary says he was born in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a lecturer and civic and religious leader in Lansdowne where he lived since 1912.

According to his obituary, Montfort was buried in Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Dr. D. Montfort Melchior, according to his obituary, lived at 108 East Greenwood Avenue in Lansdowne. He was 74. According to the obituary, he had lived in Lansdowne since 1912. He graduated from Gettysburg College where he was a PhiBeta Kappa. He had served as a principal in Virginia high schools and then became vice president of Perkiomen School. He was a member of the school's board of directors at his death. Other accomplishments attributed to him by his obituary include:
Instructor at Pennington School in New Jersey
Became a professor in the social sciences at Girard College in 1913
Named supervisor of high school instruction there in 1922 and became principal in 1942
Later, he went to Penn where he taught history and methods of social studies
For more than 30 years during his career, he served the summer school of Bucknell University
Superintendent of the Sunday school at Lansdowne Methodist Church for 30 years
President of the official board of the Lansdowne Methodist Church
Chairman of the Community Y of Delaware County
Member of the Health and Welfare Council of Philadelphia
Member of the Pennsylvania Citizens Association
Member of the Family Welfare Society of Delaware County
Former member of the Delaware County Board of Assistance
Former member of the Delaware County Penal Affairs Committee
One of the founders of the Lansdowne Allied Youth Council
Robert Gottschall, Perkiomen Class of 1907, wrote "In Memoriam" that he taught at Perkiomen Seminary where he served as teacher and Vice Principal from 1904 to 1912. Mr. Gottschall also wrote that D. Montfort Melchoir (spelling his name as D. Montford Melchior) was a member of the Board of Trustees of Perkiomen School from 1935 to 1956.

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17 May 1898]

"... Montfort Melchoir read a paper on Sabbath Observance from the standpoint of the Loyal Temperance Legion..."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), 3 June 1908]

from the "PERSONAL MENTION" section:

"Prof. Montfort Melchoir, of Perkiomen Seminary, is visiting his aunt, Miss Jennie Montfort."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 27 January 1909]

Prof. D. Montfort Melchoir has been elected vice principal of Perkiomen Seminary. Mr. Melchior seems like one to the manor born, having spent much of his youth here with his grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Montfort, and his many friends here who will be glad to hear of his advancement. He graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1898 with first honor, and from Gettysburg College in 1902 with second honor, and is a son of Rev. and Mrs. O. K. Melchoir (sic). He became an assistant teacher at Perkiomen Seminary in 1904 and the following fall was elected to the Department of History and now advanced to vice principal.

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The following is a scan and OCR of a speech given by David Montfort Melchior in 1932.
--John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 15 July 2004

[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Monday, 21 November 1932]

ENVIRONMENT OF HOMES REFLECTED IN SCHOOLS
Dr. D. M. Melchior Declared
Before Springfield P. T. A.

PARENTS WERE WARNED

Schools Often Blamed as Result of Parents' Neglect In the Home-Children Should Be Taught Through Example

Pleasant Valley, Nov. 21.-One of the most practical and interesting educational addresses ever heard here was enjoyed by the large audience which attended the November meeting of the Springfield Parent-Teachers' Association on Friday evening and heard Dr. D. Montfort Melchior, Girard College.
Dr. Melchior, a native of Springfield township, is a son of the late Rev. O. H. Melchior, who for fifty years was the pastor of several local Lutheran congregations. His intimate acquaintance with the people of his audience, therefore, caused the speaker to feel free to address them in an intimate manner with reference to child training in the home.
Recognition was given the fact in Dr. Melchior's opening remarks that in times like these people are looking to the schools to assist in untangling the congested condition of affairs. But they err, said the speaker, in expecting immediate results. The results from the overburdening investment in schools in the form of taxes are not immediate, but far in the future. Parents manifest a great uneasiness about the future on account of the modern influences which the children today are facing.
Dr. Melchior's talk on this occasion was not so much about the school, as about the home. He thoroughly analyzed the first and most powerful influences which affect the child, those received in the home. By virtue of his position, continued Dr. Melchior, the teacher is forced to take and work with the products which the home produces. Parents often expect too much of the schools in looking for them to make out of the children what they are mentally or physically unfitted for.
"Home environment," continued the speaker, "has a much greater influence on the child than school environment. Therefore parents must see to it that the proper home environment is provided, or the work of the teacher amounts to very little. Parents are usually willing to pay for the training of their children, whereas they themselves must set the example and do the training in the home. So many of the evil forces which affect the lives of children today can be corrected in the home, but they are neglected, with father away on business or social affairs and mother out to bridge parties and clubs.
"Where, oh where, shall the children receive the correct home training under such circumstances?" asked Dr. Melchior, who illuustrated (sic) his various points with personal experiences throughout his thirty years of experience as a teacher or of his own boyhood days in Springfield township.
"It is a well known fact to every teacher and school official," continued Dr. Melchior, "that the schools receive much blame which belongs to the parents and the home. Children know only one home, and they should be made to feel that that home is the greatest home on earth, but not untruthfully, for as they grow up and become familiar with other homes they will begin to see that they have been deceived.
"Don't give children the impression that you, as parents, are the richest or best looking parents on earth," admonished Dr. Melchior. "Let them know the truth about your personal affairs because sooner or later they will find it out, perhaps to your own sorrow. Whatever your station in life may be, provide for your children the best home possible, because their life-long impressions are formed there.
"Don't gossip about other people in the home in the presence of children. The affect (sic) is deteriorating. Teach the children to love their community, their teacher, preacher, everyone around them, for they always believe what they hear you say about others unless they learn afterward that you have lied. Above all, don't use bad language in their presence. There is so much filth and evil language abroad today, so let the influence at least of the home be for only the best along that line also.
'"Provide them," continued Dr. Melchior, "with a home background of character, neatness, decency, love and friendship. Too many fathers do not really live with their children. They are so wrapped up in the serious affairs of life and business that they are only dull, prosaic, lifeless around the home. On the contrary, they should brighten up the home with their presence, mingle with the children in their games; and try in every way to make home a place where children like to be. Grow up with your children, but don't let them grow faster mentally or socially than you yourselves do, or they will eventually consider you a back number."
Another important feature of child training which Dr. Melchior emphasized was the training in respect for authority. "No home, school or state can be ideal without it," he said. "The past age was an age of fear of punishment, but that is gone. We must now develop a positive influence, that of respect. Many a good young man or woman was spoiled as a teacher by creating too much fear as a means of discipline.
Parents, don't rule your home with fear: Make the home influence positive rather than negative. Wise parents will carry out a program of prevention rather than punishment.
Punishment", said Dr. Melchior, "is too frequently merely an outlet for passion on the part of the parent or teacher. Thus children become the unfortunate victims of a mental disturbance in those in authority over them. More punishment is given in school between the hours of 3 and four when the work of the day has wearied the teacher and made him irritable than between 9 and 10 in the morning when all is fresh and rosy. In a similar manner in the home, be careful that you do not punish children merely as an outlet for passion when things go wrong.
"Teach your children responsibility in the home. They will need it as they grow up in the world, and how else can they learn unless given definite work at home which carries with it certain responsibilities? Country life is the ideal place for this while life in an apartment house offers no opportunity to teach responsibility.
"Respect for laws," said Dr. Melchior, "is another point in which parents fail in teaching their children. They should grow up to know that you have rigid ideas of right and wrong. But how can they if you as parents make, sell, transport or drink liquor in violation of the law, and meanwhile frown upon other laws as well? Don't bluff children. They learn the truth some time. Set a standard of righteousness in the home that will make the children proud of it when they grow up. Answer their questions truthfully.
"If you can have a reputation of being loved by children and dogs, you are a pretty fine man," was the closing statement with which Dr. Melchior impressed on his former neighbors and friends this excellent personal talk.

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[Source: The Star and Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 21 February 1948]

Montfort Melchior Honored At Girard
Dr. D. Montfort Melchior, senior educational aide at Girard college, Philadelphia, a graduate of Gettysburg college with the class of 1902. Monday marked the completion of 35 years of service at the school.
An inscribed copy of the historical work, "Order of the Union," was presented to Dr. Melchior by his associates. Dr. Melchior formerly was head of the social studies department. The school is celebrating its centennial this year.

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[Source: The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 25 January 1956, pages 1 and 2]

D. M. MELCHIOR, COLLEGE GRAD, EDUCATOR, DIES
Dr. D. Montfort Melchior, 74, widely known educator who served 27 years as a member of the faculty and principal of Girard College High School, later becoming a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania graduate school, died Tuesday at his home in Lansdowne.
He was a lecturer and civic and religious leader in Lansdowne, where he lived since 1912. He was born in Nockamixon, Bucks County. He was a graduate of Gettysburg High School and one of the founders of its Alumni Association.
In 1946, Gettysburg College con-ferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Pedagogy.
Was Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Melchior was graduated from Gettysburg College in 1902 and was a Phi Beta Kappa. In 1905 he received his Master of Arts degree from the college. The deceased was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He served as principal in high schools of Virginia before becoming history teacher, then vice president of Perkiornen School. At his death he was a member of the school's board of directors.
He was an instructor at Pennington School in New Jersey before becoming a Professor in the social sciences at Girard College in 1913. He was named supervisor of high school instruction there in 1922 and in 1942 became principal.
Later, Dr. Melchior went to Penn, as instructor in history and methods of social studies, and for more than 30 years during his career he served the summer school of Bucknell Uni-versity.
Services Thursday
Dr. Melchior was superintendent of the Sunday School at Lansdowne Methodist Church for 30 years, and was president of the official board of the church. He served as chair-man of the Community Y of Dela-ware County, was a member of the Health and Welfare Council of Philadelphia; the Pennsylvania Citizens Association. the Family Welfare Society of Delaware Coun-ty and a former member of the Delaware County Board of Assist-ance and the Delaware County Penal Affairs Committee. He was one of the founders of the Lans-downe Allied Youth Council.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; a son. Oliver W., principal of the Scarsdale (N. Y.) High School; a daughter, Mrs. E. 8. Lutton of Cin-cinnati; a brother, Dr. William T. Melchoir, of Syracuse, N. Y., and a sister, Mrs. Floyd Rau of Springtown. Pa.

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[Source: Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI)]

Name: Melchior, D Montfort
Birth - Death: 1881-1956
Source Citation: Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 4: September, 1955-August, 1958. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1960. (BioIn 4)

Noted events in his life were:

• Graduated: 1898, Gettysburg High School, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 230

• Graduated: 18 Jun 1902, Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 231 Baccalaureate

• Graduated: 1903, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 232

• Occupation: 30 May 1903, Saltville, Pulaski, Virginia. 233 Montfort Melchoir, who has just completed a term of teaching at Saltville, Virginia, is spending several days in town.

• Occupation: 1909, Pennsylvania. 234 Elected vice principal, Perkomen Seminary

• Occupation: 12 Sep 1918, Girard College, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 235 Teacher

• Occupation: Bef 21 Feb 1948, Girard College, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 232 Head of the social studies department

• Occupation: 21 Feb 1948, Girard College, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 232 Senior educational aide (marked the completion of 35 years of service at the school)

• Baptized: 12 Mar 1882, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 119 Baptized by his father, Rev. O.H. Melcher (Melchior)

David married Elizabeth Astra Wagg,44,75 daughter of Wiley Wagg and Mary Vertegans, on 7 Jul 1904.75 Elizabeth was born in 1877 in , , Virginia,44 died on 3 Mar 1961 in Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio236 at age 84, and was buried on 7 Mar 1961 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.237 Other names for Elizabeth were Bettie Wagg and Eliza Wagg.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 6 Oct 1877. 75

• Alt. Death: 3 Mar 1961, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. 237

Children from this marriage were:

+ 234 M    i. Montfort Vertegans Melchior 75 was born on 26 May 1905,75 was baptized on 20 Aug 1905 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 13 Oct 194375 at age 38, and was buried after 13 Oct 1943 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 235 M    ii. Oliver Wiley Melchior 75 was born on 11 Aug 1906,75 was baptized on 20 Dec 1906 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 30 Jan 198575,238 at age 78.

+ 236 F    iii. Virginia Thompson Melchior 75 was born on 29 Jun 191075 and died about 16 May 2010239 about age 99.


156. William Tobias Melchior 75 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,165 died on 13 Mar 1967 in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina166 at age 82, and was buried in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina (Tombstone In Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania) Next To First Wife, Carrrie.72,167 Another name for William was Will Melchior.

General Notes:

[Source: Syracuse University Archives, http://archives.syr.edu/collections/fac_staff/sua_melchior_wt.htm#d0e134]

Biography

William T. Melchior, 1933

Dr. William T. Melchior was a professor of educational supervision and administration at Syracuse University from 1926 to 1951.

The son of a Lutheran pastor, William Tobias Melchior was born May 6, 1884 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. After attending the Pennsylvania State Teachers College and Perkiomen Seminary, he began teaching and supervising grade schools and high schools in the Philadelphia area. In 1906, he married Carrie Agnes Boyer, and together they raised two daughters and a son.

Melchior went on to receive a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University in 1920, a Masters from the Columbia University Teachers College in 1922, and a Ph. D. from the same place in 1923. During this time, he started working in institutes of higher education and was appointed to such positions as professor of education at the College of William and Mary and head of the department of education at St. Lawrence University. In 1926, Melchior took a position at Syracuse University as the director of the Teachers College Extension Division, which oversaw education classes for working professionals that were held in the afternoons, evenings, or Saturday mornings. He stayed in that position only four years, at which point he became a professor of education; with the reorganization of the School of Education in 1930, Dr. Melchior's philosophy of teaching the pupil rather than the subject made him a perfect fit. Classes under his purview included Supervision of Instruction, Direction and Supervision of Study, Problems in Supervision of Instruction, and other courses aimed at teaching the fundamentals of organizing and managing the administrative aspects of a school.

Unfortunately, Melchior's wife Carrie passed away in 1935 after a long illness. However, two years later, he married Juanita McDougal, formerly a deputy in the state department of education from North Carolina.

During World War II, Melchior directed the Inter-American Demonstration Center by the United States Office of Education, which sought to join teachers from North and South America in an effort to collaborate, learn from each other, and improve relations between numerous countries. His expertise in the field of educational supervision also allotted him membership in the National Society for the Study of Education, the American Education Research Association, and representative positions on other education organizations. Additionally, he authored several books on topics such as instructional supervision, the Inter-American project, and school administration.

Throughout his life, Melchior took part in a variety of organizations apart from his role in academics. He was a founder and a two term president of the Syracuse Council of Churches, and, as a deeply religious man, often contributed to the efforts and services of the University Methodist Church. As a member and supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, Melchior served as Vice President of the organization's Onondaga County Council and was awarded the Silver Beaver and the Silver Antelope for his distinguished service on the council and regional levels respectively. The professor was also an active member of the Syracuse Rotary Club, contributed to the Committee on International Service, and went on to receive the community service award in 1960.

By 1951, Melchior retired from teaching in the School of Education, but remained a presence at the University as a professor emeritus. He gave lectures and speeches on different occasions and also took on the position of Director of Industrial and Business Scholarship until 1959. Outside the University, he worked as a consultant for schools in New York and Pennsylvania, chaired the School Health Committee of Onondaga Health Association, and continued to travel internationally.

When visiting family in North Carolina in March 1967, Melchior became ill and passed away suddenly. Upon his death, he was remembered for his amiable character, devotion to community service, and immeasurable concern for the proper education of teachers and academic supervisors, all of which made him a great teacher of teachers.

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[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with M, Date of Import: Feb 9, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.15465.186]

Individual: Melchior, William
Birth date: May 6, 1884
Death date: Mar 1967
Last residence: NY 13210
State of issue: NY
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[Source: 1910 Census Miracode Index, www.ancestry.com]

County: Bucks Enumeration District: 0050 Visit: 0115
Name: William T Melchior
Relation: Husband
Color: W
Age: 25
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Other Residents: Wife Carrie A 32, Pennsylvania
Daughter Annette 02, Pennsylvania
Daughter Carolyn T NR, Pennsylvania
Father-in-law Benjamin F Boyer 67, Pennsylvania

This family lived about four doors from William's parents, Oliver and Mary Melchior, on the Durham and Springtown Road.
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[Source: Newspaper Article, source and date unknown]

In March 1952, Dr. William T. Melchior, Professor Emeritus of Syracuse University's School of Education, was named Director of Industrial and Business Scholarships. Source: Newspaper article (source and date unknown). According to this article, he was "widely known as an educator, lecturer, and consultant on educational problems" and "joined the Syracuse faculty in 1926 as director of school extension teaching after 18 years of experience as teacher, administrator, and school superintendent in public and private schools in Pennsylvania".

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[Source: Email from Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 3 April 2004]

... He died in Clarkton, Juanita's home town, and is buried there. Due to pressure from mom, Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty, Juanita had a stone placed in Durham Cem. next to Carrie's; at the bottom, under the dates, it says "At rest in Clarkton, N.C." ...

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William T. Melchior was the author of at least four books (see below):

[Source: Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=William%20Tobias%20Melchior, date unrecorded]

"William Tobias Melchior"

1.

Instructional supervision;: A guide to modern practice by William Tobias Melchior (Unknown Binding - 1950)
2 Used & new from $19.50

2.

Insuring public school property: Containing also a general report from cities of the United States and a symposium by insurance executives (Columbia University. ... College. Contributions to education) by William Tobias Melchior (Unknown Binding - 1925)
Out of Print--Limited Availability

3.

Insuring public school property;: An intensive report of insurance practices in school districts of New York state, containing also a general report from ... and a symposium by insurance executives, by William Tobias Melchior (Unknown Binding - 1972)
Out of Print--Limited Availability

4.

Inter-American education for the man in the street, (The J. Richard Street lecture for 1944) by William Tobias Melchior (Unknown Binding - 1944)
Out of Print--Limited Availability

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 1910. 240 Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 23 Jan 1920, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. 241

• Occupation: 23 Jan 1920, Pennsylvania. 241 Principal

• Occupation: 2 Apr 1930, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. 242 Teacher of pedagogy, University

• Baptised: 13 Jul 1884, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 165 Baptised by his father, Rev. O.H. Melchor

William married Carrie Agnes Boyer,75,243 daughter of Benjamin F. Boyer 244 and Anna Caroline Trumbower,245 on 13 Jun 1906.75 Carrie was born on 3 Nov 1877 in Hellertown, Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania,75,243 died on 28 Sep 193575,79 at age 57, and was buried about Oct 1935 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Carrie was Caroline A. Boyer.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 20 June 1906]

"Wm. Melchoir and his bride visited the former's grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Montfort, York Street, on their honeymoon last week."

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 2 Apr 1930, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. 242

• Lived in: 2 Feb 1941, 140 Westminster Avenue, Syracuse, , New York. 246

Burial Notes: McKee: Buried in


Children from this marriage were:

+ 237 F    i. Mary Annette Melchior 75 was born on 21 Aug 1907 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 19 Oct 1907 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 24 Feb 1998 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas82,247 at age 90, and was buried about 24 Feb 1998 in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.248

   238 F    ii. Carolyn Thompson Melchior 75 was born on 3 Feb 1910 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,249 died on 10 Feb 1911 in Richlandtown Burough, Bucks, Pennsylvania249 at age 1, and was buried on 12 Feb 1911 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.249 The cause of her death was bronchopneumonia (6 days)/malnutrition (3 months).249

+ 239 M    iii. William Benjamin Melchior 75 was born on 11 Oct 1912,75 was baptized on 8 Dec 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 11 Jun 2001 at His Home (Under Hospice Care)250 at age 88.

+ 240 F    iv. Elizabeth Montfort Melchior 75,246 was born on 24 Jun 1916,75 was baptized on 27 Aug 1916 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died in Jul 2002 in Charlotte, North Carolina251 at age 86.


   241 M    v. Robert Melchior 75 was born on 11 Nov 1918 in Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery, Pennsylvania,252 died on 12 Nov 1918 in Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, and was buried on 12 Nov 1918 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.252 The cause of his death was premature birth (baby lived only 4 hours).252

William next married Juanita Macdougall, daughter of Albert G. McDougald and Doris Parry, on 18 Sep 1937 in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina.253 Juanita was born on 15 Nov 1896,166,190 died in Jun 1987166,190 at age 90, and was buried in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina.167 Other names for Juanita were Juanita McDougal,75 Juanita McDougald, and Juanita Melchior.

Marriage Notes:

Marriage license (dated 15 September 1937) spells last names as Melchoir and McDougald respectively.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 March 2012

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 18 Sep 1937. 75,254

[Source: FamilySearch, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979]

Groom's Name: William Tobias Melchoir
Groom's Birth Date: 1885
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 52
Bride's Name: Juanita Mc Dougald
Bride's Birth Date: 1897
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 40
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1937
Marriage Place: Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74534-1
System Origin: North Carolina-EASy
Source Film Number: 262503
Reference Number:
Collection: North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Mar 22, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.17247.136]

Individual: Melchior, Juanita
Birth date: Nov 15, 1896
Death date: Jun 1987
Last residence: NY 13210
State of issue: NY

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: Listed in Social Security records as Juanita Melchior

• Lived in: 75 from Clarkton, North Carolina

157. Charles Cassat Melcher 168 was born on 14 Aug 1885,75,168 was baptized on 17 Oct 1885 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,168 and died on 6 Oct 1951 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania169 at age 66. Other names for Charles were Charles Cassat Melchior and75 Charles Cassatt Melchior.

General Notes:

[Source: Larry Hillpot, http://www.larryhillpot.com/new_page_1.htm, from information provided to him by Betty Riter of the Springfield Township Historical Society]

1897. "While coasting in H. S. Funk's field a quarter of a mile away, Henry Fackenthall, a student at the East Springtown grammar school met with a very painful accident. The sled breaking through the crust, stopped short, sliding off its occupant who slid on down the hill on his face. His nose and face suffering considerable damage. Charles C. Melchior was also an occupant of the sled, who fortunately escaped injury."

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[Source: Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 24 April 1900]

"Charles Melchoir, of Springtown, Pa, is spending some time with his brother, Montfort Melchoir, a student at college."

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

During the 1910 Census, Charles Melchior, his wife Mary, and daughter Margaret were either living with or visiting with Floyd and Lottie Rau. Charles Melchior was the future brother-in-law of Floyd who married Charles's sister, Mary Susannah Melchior. This is the probable connection for the future marriage of Floyd and Mary Susanna Melchior.

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

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Saturday, 6 October 1951]

OBITUARY
Charles C. Melchior

Charles C. Melchior, husband of the late Mary Leidich Melchior, died early this morning at Quakertown Hospital. He was 64.

He was born August 14, 1887 in Springfield Township, son of the late Rev. Oliver and Mary Montfort Melchior. He was a member of the Durham Lutheran Church.

Mr. Melchior is survived by the following children: Mrs. Robert Saylor, Springtown; Mrs. Raymond Foellner, Woodlyn; Mrs. Montford Nicholas, Durham; Milton Melchior, Durham; five foster children; a sister, Mrs. Mary Rau, Springtown; two brothers, Dr. Montford Melchior, Lansdowne, and Dr. William Melchior, Liberty, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and three foster grandchildren.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 255 Miriam Rau: Charles had "no definite occupation; floundered?"

• Religion: Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 169

• Alt. Birth: 14 Aug 1887, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 169

• Occupation: 19 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 256 Salesman, Grocery Store

• Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 164 Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (two houses away from his mother, Mary E. Melchior and his sister, Mary and her husband, Floyd Rau)

• Occupation: 10 Apr 1930. 164 Farmer (gourd?)

Charles married Mary Mae Leidich,75 daughter of Milton Jerome Leidich 257 and Anna L. Lambert,18,258 on 25 Sep 1907.75.,79 Mary was born on 17 May 1886 in Williams, , Northampton, Pennsylvania259 and died on 16 Nov 1950 in Quakertown Memorial Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 64. The cause of her death was cancer.255

Marriage Notes:
Charles and Mary Melcher had big hearts! Apparently, they opened their home to several foster children over the years in addition to raising a family of their own.

I don't know the names of all the children they took in over the years but I do know they took in three Beatty siblings (Stewart, William and Rachel). Another of those children was Donald Broadhecker.

Based on information from Diane Broadhecker Strock (see below), Charles and Mary Melcher (also spelled Melchior) never adopted any of these children. However, their eldest daughter, Margaret Melchior Seylar, adopted Rachel Beatty and Donald Broadhecker as adults with families of their own. She did this after the death of her own husband in 1975. Margaret also adopted a third person, Elsie (who had married a man named Labs and later a man named Wolfe).Elsie Wolfe had never been under the foster care of Charles and Mary Melcher but had been taken in by Margaret and Robert Seylar as a teenager.

[Source: Extract from an email sent by Diane Broadhecker Strock to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 February 2014]

From: Diane Strock [<mailto:dstrock@rochester.rr.com>]
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:59 AM
To: 'John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.'
Subject: RE: Your genealogy website

Hi there cousin,

First Charles and Mary Melchior took in more children than what you had listed but many were only there for a short time - I believe one of them even set something on fire near the barn so he didn't last long. They did want to adopt my dad and give him the Melchior name but he refused and said he was a Broadhecker for so long he wanted to stay that way. Like I said before he did love them very much and when they left the big stone house and moved to the house beside the postoffice my parents lived there and took care of them until they died. The others you were talking about Stewart (Bud) and William Beaty were there with their sister Rachel - none of the foster children were adopted by Charles Melchior. Stewart and Bud left when they were old enough and had their own families but really didn't participate in any Melchior functions that I remember. Rachel married Donald Stoneback and they adopted one son William. Rachel and Don moved to North Carolina when Billy was pretty young because of Dons work. That is where Rachel is now in Brevard. I show she was born September 18, 1921 because I know she was 90 in 2011. I don't know Bills birthday or Dons.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: 18 Nov 1950. 75

Children from this marriage were:

+ 242 F    i. Margaret Leidich Melchior 75 was born on 17 Oct 1908 in South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,75 was baptized on 29 Nov 1908 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 1 Jan 1984 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 75, and was buried on 4 Jan 1984 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 243 F    ii. Anna Mary Melchior was born on 11 Nov 1910 in South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,75 died on 27 Apr 2000 in Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania at age 89, and was buried after 27 Apr 2000 in Durham Union Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 244 F    iii. Helen Irene Melchior 75 was born on 20 May 1913 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 20 Jul 1913 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 16 Apr 2006260 at age 92, and was buried after 16 Apr 2006 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 245 M    iv. Milton Oliver "Tony" Melchior 75 was born on 16 Jul 1916 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75 was baptized on 27 Aug 1916 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 15 Jan 1999 in Easton Hospital (Pronounced Dead), Easton, Pennsylvania261 at age 82.


158. Mary Susanna Melchior 75 was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,166,170 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.14

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: Brψderbund 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:

• Occupation: 23 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 262 Mary Melchior gave her occupation as teacher at a public school.

• Educated: 1914. 263 Graduated from Neff College - received white voile tiered dress

• Member: 8 Nov 1958, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 264 Member and secretary of the Minsi Trail Flower Club of Springtown, Pennsylvania

• Member: 15 Dec 1970. 265 Charter member, Minsi Trail Flower Club

Mary married Floyd William Rau,75,266,267 son of William Adam Rau 266,267,268 and Antilla M. Scholl,269 on 20 Oct 1917 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Floyd was born on 20 Jul 1887 in Fountain Hill, Northampton, Pennsylvania,266,267 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.

Marriage Notes:

[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.

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:

• Alt. Birth: 20 Jul 1886, Fountain Hill Borough, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 270

• Lived in: 1910. 214,240 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 164 Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (with wife, Mary and children Agnes, David, and Mary Katharyn)

• Occupation: 18 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 256 Accountant, Railroad Office

• Occupation: 10 Apr 1930. 164 Clerk, Railroad Office

• Occupation: 27 Apr 1942, Bethlehem-Brighton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 271 Lehigh New England Railroad

• Fact 1: 27 Apr 1942. 271 Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 245
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Complexion: Light brown

Children from this marriage were:

+ 246 F    i. Mary Katharyn Rau 14 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.14


   247 F    ii. Marian Marguerite Rau 18 was born on 24 Mar 1921 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,272 was baptized on 24 Mar 1921, died on 24 Mar 1921 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,272 and was buried on 25 Mar 1921 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.272 The cause of her death was stillborn.272 Another name for Marian was Marian Margarete Rau.75

General Notes:

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

Marian Marguerite Rau died at birth. Death at birth verified in Katharyn Hannam's "Family Diary" of 1981.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Marian M. Rau

Birth: Mar. 24, 1921
Death: Mar. 24, 1921


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

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

*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Inscription:
Dau. of Floyd & Mary Rau

Burial:
Durham Cemetery
Durham
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 4-G

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91502201

159. Carrie May Melchior 75,79 was born on 2 Mar 1875,75,79,176 was baptized on 18 Apr 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,137 died on 9 Mar 195875 at age 83, and was buried after 9 Mar 1958 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Carrie were Carrie May Melcher and137 Carrie Mary Melchior.


Carrie married Newberry Leatherman Myers,33 son of Oliver Myers 273 and Catharine Bishop Leatherman,33 on 19 Dec 1894.75.,79 Newberry was born on 29 Mar 1872,274 died on 6 Aug 196333 at age 91, and was buried after 6 Aug 1963 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Newberry were Newberry Myers, Newberry L. Myers 75,79. and275

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 30 Dec 1932, Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 223

• Alt. Birth: 29 Mar 1882. 79

• Alt. Birth: 2 Mar 1872. 273

• Alt. Death: 6 Aug 1965. 75

Children from this marriage were:

+ 248 F    i. Nellie M. Myers 75,79 was born on 30 Sep 1895,75,79,166,276 died on 7 Oct 1975 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 80, and was buried after 7 Oct 1975 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

+ 249 M    ii. Oliver Arthur Myers 17,75,79 was born on 24 Oct 1898,17,75,79 died on 26 Jul 1988 in Age 89 Years75 at age 89, and was buried after 26 Jul 1988 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.17

+ 250 F    iii. Clara Elizabeth Myers 75,79 was born on 4 Feb 190275,79 and died in Jan 1989 in , , Pennsylvania at age 86.

+ 251 M    iv. Hobart Myers 79 was born on 28 Mar 190475,79,166 and died in Nov 1981 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania166 at age 77.

+ 252 F    v. Elva May Myers 18,75,79 was born on 23 Jun 190875,79 and died on 11 Oct 198675 at age 78.


160. James Artmus Melchior 75,79 was born on 6 Jun 1878,79,171 was baptized on 12 Apr 1879 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,171 died on 20 Jan 197233 at age 93, and was buried after 20 Jan 1972 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for James were James A. Melcher,277 James Aftor Melcher,171 James A. Melchior, and James H. Melchor.278

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 6 Jun 1876. 75

• Lived in: 30 Dec 1932, Gardenville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 223 Newberry Myers and wife of Plumsteadville and James Melchor and wife of Gardenville were the recent guests of Ezra Wolfinger and wife of Kintnersville, Pennsylvania as reported in the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, dated Friday, 30 December 1932

• Alt. Death: After 30 Dec 1932. 223

• Alt. Death: After 26 Nov 1952. 277

James married Mary Leatherman,75,79 daughter of Charles Leatherman 33 and Catharine Brown,33 on 24 Nov 1902.75.,79 Mary was born on 7 Apr 1873,278 died on 12 Aug 1954 in Doylestown Emergency Hospital, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania279 at age 81, and was buried in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.279 The cause of her death was Carcinoma. Other names for Mary were Mary Emma Leatherman and33 Mary E. Letherman.278

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Wednesday, 26 November 1952]

Danboro, Nov. 26— Mr. and Mrs. James A. Melcher, of this place, today are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in the same house in which they were married in 1902. They have lived in the same house on GardenvilIe Point Pleasant Pike between this village and GardenvilIe ever since their marriage.
The Melcher's, who are in very good health, were the guests of honor at an anniversary dinner at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Melcher, of Curly Hill road, Plumsteadville.
Dinner guests Included Mr. and Mrs. Newberry Myers, of Wismer; Mr. and Mrs. William Kriebel, of Dublin; Mrs. Oliver Melcher, of Kintnersville; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Melcher and sons, James and Robert, of Danboro; and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Moyer, of Pipersville. Mrs Moyer, the former Miss Clara Myers, was the bridesmaid at the occasion 50 years ago.
Over 100 friends attended the open house celebration on Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4 o'clock. Many gifts were presented the couple. among which were gold watches for Mr. and Mrs. Meicher from their two sons, Lester and Paul.
A farmer for nearly 50 years. Mr. Melcher is now employed by Theo-dore Gross Wholesale Poultry Packing Plant. Cross Keys. The
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General Notes:

[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, 12 August 1954]

Mary E. Leatherman Melcher
Mrs. Mary E. (Leatherman) Melcher, 81, wife of James A. Meclher [sic], of Curley Hill road, Plumsteadville, formerly of Gardenville, died early this morning at Doylestown Emergency Hospital where she had been a patient for the past three weeks.
She had been in ill health for about a year and death was caused by carcinoma.
A native of Gardenville, Plumstead township. she was the daughter of the late Charles and Katharine Braun Leatherman. Mr. and Mrs. Melcher celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary last November.
Mrs. Melchor was a member of Salem Reformed Church, Doylestown.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Lester Melcher, Danboro and Paul Melcher, Plumsteadville, with whom she made her home for the past year and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will he held from the Salem Reformed Church at Doylestown Monday. Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Niechanicsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence Sunday evening after 7 p.m.
Arrangements are In charge of the Hunsicker Funeral Home, Souderton.

Medical Notes: See attached sources.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: 12 Aug 1954. 75

Children from this marriage were:

+ 253 M    i. Lester Melcher 279 was born on 8 Apr 1905,79 died on 9 Jul 196575 at age 60, and was buried after 9 Jul 1965 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

   254 M    ii. Paul Melchior 75,79 was born on 29 Apr 191075,79 and died on 16 Apr 196875 at age 57. Another name for Paul was Paul Melcher.279

Paul married Bertha Herstine 18,75,79 on 5 Sep 1934.79

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Comment 1: 75 Paul and Bertha Melchior did not have any children

161. Mabel Estella Melchior 75,79 was born on 10 Sep 1879,75,79 was baptized on 2 Dec 1879 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 and died on 13 Dec 1975 in Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania177 at age 96. Another name for Mabel was Mabel Kriebel.

Death Notes: She died at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kriebel in Dublin.

General Notes:

[Source: The Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Monday, 15 December 1975, page 2]

MABEL M. KRIEBEL LIVED IN DUBLIN

Mrs. William Kriebel, the former Mabel E. Melcher, died Saturday at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kriebel, Dublin. She was 96.
Born in Plumstead Township, she was the daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth Melcher.
Her husband died in 1963.
She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church Women, Dublin.
She is survived by her son, three grandsons and three granddaughters. six great-grandsons and 11 great-granddaughter[s].
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Noted events in her life were:

• Baptism: 2 Dec 1879, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 119 Baptized by her uncle, Rev. O.H. Melcher

Mabel married William Kreibel 18,75,79 on 24 Nov 1900.75.,79 William died on 24 Oct 1963.75 Another name for William was William Kriebel.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 1 Nov 1932, Groveland, , Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

[Source: The Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 28 September 1963]

William Kriebel was given a gift for being the oldest member at the 41st annual reunion of the Melchor - Melchior - Melcher Clan held at Plumsteadville Fire House shortly prior to 28 September 1963.

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[Source: 1880 U.S. Census, 4 June 1880]

William Kreible, age 2, son of Jeremiah Kreibel, was living just doors away from the family of Josiah Melcher in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. This is most likely the William Kreible who married Josiah's daughter, Mable.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 March 2008


Children from this marriage were:

+ 255 F    i. Elizabeth May Kreibel 75,79 was born on 29 Jul 190275,79 and died before 13 Dec 1975.

+ 256 M    ii. Clarence M. Kreibel 75,79 was born on 8 Apr 190579 and died in Aug 1985 at age 80.

+ 257 F    iii. Myrtle M. Kreibel 75,79 was born on 5 Nov 1907,75,79 died on 21 Mar 195575 at age 47, and was buried after 21 Mar 1955 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

162. Oliver Arthur Melchior 75,79,119 was born on 19 Aug 1881,75,79 was baptized on 8 Oct 1881 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 and died on 8 Apr 194875 at age 66. Another name for Oliver was Oliver A. Melchor.

General Notes:

[Source: 1900 United States Federal Census Record]

Name:Oliver Melcher
Home in 1900:Plumstead, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Age:18
Estimated birth year:abt 1882
Birthplace:Pennsylvania
Race:White
Relationship to head-of-house:Laborer

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

County: Bucks Enumeration District: 0035 Visit: 0221
Name: Oliver A Melchor
Relation: Husband
Color: W
Age: 28
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Other Residents: Wife Mary E 29, Pennsylvania

Note: I am not positive that this is Oliver A. Melchior and his wife, Emma Bean, but I have included it here because it is a rough match.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

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[Source: War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 12 September 1918, statement taken by Henry R. Trauger]

Oliver A. Melchor stated he was a farmer living in Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylania. He described himself as tall, of medium build, with brown eyes and brown hair.

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[Source: 1940 Census, ancestry.com]

Oliver Melchor in the 1940 Census
Age58, born abt 1882
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race:White
Home in 1940: Preiste Road Setcoson Road 481 478 Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania

Household Members Age
Head: Oliver Melchor 58
Wife: Mary Melchor 54

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 18 Aug 1908, Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 281

• Lived in: 1910. 214 Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Baptism: 8 Oct 1881, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 119 Baptized by his uncle, Rev. O.H. Melchor

• Alt. Birth: Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 281

Oliver married Mary Emma Bean 18,75,79 on 15 Sep 1906.79 Mary was born about 1881214 and died on 11 Mar 197675 about age 95. Other names for Mary were Emma Bean and281 Mary E. Melchor.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 10 Sep 1906. 75

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 29 Aug 1885. 75

• Alt. Birth: Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 281

Children from this marriage were:

   258 M    i. Amandus Arthur Melchior 75,79 was born on 14 May 1908 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,281 was baptized on 21 Jun 1908 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,93 died on 18 Aug 1908 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,281 and was buried on 22 Aug 1908 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.281 The cause of his death was marasmus (severe malnutrition).281 Another name for Amandus was Amandus A. Melchor.282

+ 259 M    ii. Herbert Clarence Melchior 75,79,283 was born on 9 Aug 1910,79,283 was baptized on 25 Sep 1910 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,283 died on 8 Feb 198775 at age 76, and was buried in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

164. Mary Anna Melchior 75,79 was born on 1 Mar 1878 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,79,171 was baptized on 24 Nov 1878 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,171 died on 16 Apr 1957 in Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, , , Pennsylvania188 at age 79, and was buried after 16 Apr 1957 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Mary were Mary Anna Melcher and180 Mary Anne Melcher.171

General Notes:

Her obituary, date unknown, noted that she, Mary Shaddinger, was the widow of Samuel L. Shaddinger. The same obituary also noted that Samuel and Mary celebrated their golden anniversary in 1949.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 September 1997

Medical Notes: Her obituary, date unknown, says "she had been ill two years."

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: First cousin to Mary M. Rau?

• Alt. Death: 16 Apr 1957. 75

Mary married Samuel L. Shaddinger,75,79 son of Elias Shaddinger 33 and Rachel \\,33 on 25 May 1899.75.,79 Samuel was born on 1 Sep 1875,79 died on 16 Dec 195333 at age 78, and was buried after 16 Dec 1953 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Samuel were Samuel Shaddinger and75 Samuel Lapp Shaddinger.33

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage License: 24 May 1899, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

• Officiant: 25 May 1899, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Rev. Oliver H. Melchor

Children from this marriage were:

+ 260 F    i. Esther E. Shaddinger 75,79 was born on 7 Jun 1900,75,79 died on 3 May 1989166,190 at age 88, and was buried on Stone With Henry S. Wolfinger, Row 35, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.23

+ 261 F    ii. Rachael M. Shaddinger 75,79 was born on 6 Jan 1903,75,79 died on 31 Mar 1992166,190 at age 89, and was buried in probably at Mechanicsville Cemetery (Lot Owner with Elmer Strouse), Lot G 88.23

   262 M    iii. E. Norman Shaddinger 75 was born on 27 Jul 1905,75,166,190 died on 6 Aug 198033 at age 75, and was buried after 6 Aug 1980 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for E. was Norman Shaddinger.

E. married Cora Belle Litzenberger,33 daughter of William Litzenberger 33 and Cora Bell Kiser,33 on 26 Jun 1935.79 Cora was born on 6 Jan 1912 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania,33 died on 16 Jan 1996 in Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 84, and was buried 29Jan 1996 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Cora was Cora B. Litzenberger 75.,79

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Cora Belle Litzenberger Shaddinger

Birth: Jan. 6, 1912
Death: Jan. 16, 1996

January 19, 1996|The Morning Call

Cora B. Shaddinger, 84, of Plumsteadville died Tuesday in Doylestown Hospital. She was the wife of the late E. Norman Shaddinger.

A 1931 graduate of Kutztown Normal School, she taught in the Nockamixon School District until 1935. In later years she was employed by the Dublin Hosiery Mill.

Born in Northampton County, she was a daughter of the late William and Cora (Kaiser) Litzenberger.

She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ferndale, where she was a Sunday school teacher and president of its women's group for many years.

Survivors: Brother, David of Hellertown and a sister, Martha Myers of Elmer, N.J.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown.

Family links:
Parents:
William E Litzenberger (1868 - 1938)
Cora Bell Kiser Litzenberger (1874 - 1965)

Spouse:
E. Norman Shaddinger (1905 - 1980)*

Siblings:
Raymond Litzenberger (1893 - 1976)*
Mary Etta Litzenberger Schaffner (1894 - 1977)*
Moses Wilson Litzenberger (1896 - 1897)*
Emma Litzenberger Hoffert (1897 - 1941)*
Charles Litzenberger (1901 - 1965)*
Jerome Litzenberger (1906 - 1906)*
Florinda Litzenberger Shoemaker (1907 - 1995)*
David Paul Litzenberger (1910 - 1998)*
Cora Belle Litzenberger Shaddinger (1912 - 1996)
Harvey Elmer Litzenberger (1917 - 1917)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 8

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100012905

+ 263 F    iv. Martha E. Shaddinger 75,79 was born on 10 Nov 1907,75,79,166 died on 22 May 1998 in Easton, Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania166 at age 90, and was buried in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

   264 M    v. E. Richard Shaddinger 75,79 was born on 2 Jun 1917,75,79 died on 21 Aug 199633 at age 79, and was buried after 21 Aug 1996 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


165. Charlotte May Melcher 187 was born on 22 Nov 1882 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,187 was baptized in Dec 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,119 died on 19 Oct 1954 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania187 at age 71, and was buried after 19 Oct 1954 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Charlotte were Lottie M. Beer,284 Lottie May Melcher,119 Lottie May Melchior,75, and79 Charlotta Melchor.285

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 22 Nov 1882. 75,79

Charlotte married William Wesley Beer,76 son of Nathan Beer 285 and Hannah F. Buerhle,285 on 14 Jun 1904 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.187 William was born in 1880 in Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania,285 died on 31 Oct 1914 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania187 at age 34, and was buried after 31 Oct 1914 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.76 Other names for William were Prof. Wesley W. Beer,284 W. Wesley Beer, Wesley Beer 75., and79

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 14 Jun 1904. 75,79

General Notes:

[Source: Family Data Collection - Individual Records]

Name: Wesley Beer
Spouse: Charlotta Melchor
Parents: Nathan Beer, Hannh F Buehrle
Birth Place: Perkasie, PA
Birth Date: 1880
Death Date: 1914

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Source: Telephone conversation, Mary Jane (Trauch) Myers and John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 27 August 2014]

Mrs. Myers said her grandfather had a carbuncle on his neck that 'exploded' while he was at work and he choked to death as a result. She said this was while his wife was pregnant with their third child, Evelyn.

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 79 Spelling of name may be "Beers" - Mary Rau spelled it as "Beers" and "Beer"

• Alt. Death: 31 Oct 1914. 75,79

Children from this marriage were:

+ 265 F    i. Marian Emma Beer 284 was born on 27 Jun 1905,75,79,284 was baptized on 29 Oct 1905 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,284 died on 8 Nov 1997 in Rockhill Mennonite Community, West Rockhill Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania286 at age 92, and was buried on 13 Nov 1997 in Saint Lukes UCC Cemetery, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania.286

+ 266 M    ii. William Clyde Beer 283 was born on 21 Oct 1908,75,79,283 was baptized on 28 Mar 1909 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,93,283 and died before 15 May 2008.


   267 F    iii. Evelyn May Beer 287 was born on 22 Mar 1915,75,79,287 was baptized on 27 Jun 1915 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,287 died on 15 May 2008 in Lutheran Community at Telford, Telford, , Pennsylvania at age 93, and was buried avt 5/15/2008 in Saint Lukes UCC Cemetery, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Evelyn was Evelyn M. Beer 75.,79

General Notes:

[Source: Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., from Earl Kinsley, 17 March 2008]

Mr. Kinsley said he had "met Evelyn, Lottie's youngest daughter, and have also read Evelyn's unpublished book, "Life with Lottie"."

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[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 16 May 2008]

Evelyn M. Koder
May 16, 2008|The Morning Call

Evelyn M. Koder, 93, wife of the late Frank E. Koder and the late Garwood Kriebel, formerly of Perkasie and Dublin, Pa., died May 15, 2008 in the Lutheran Community at Telford.

Survivors: Son, Jerry Kriebel and wife, Katharine, of Beaumont, Calif.; daughter, Christina Trauger and her husband, Barry, of Alta Loma, Calif.; stepdaughter, Martha Lucrezi and her husband, Mario, of Pen Argyl; seven grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ludwig, a sister, Marian Trauch, a brother, Clyde Beer, and five stepbrothers.

Services: memorial, noon Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 19 S. Fifth St., Perkasie. Call Monday 10:30 a.m. to noon in the church.

Interment, private. Arrangements, Bernard Suess Funeral Home, 606 Arch St., Perkasie.

Contributions: Church.

Evelyn married Frank E. Koder 288 on 16 Jul 1966 in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania.289 Frank was born in 1916 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,290 died on 16 Jul 2005288 at age 89, and was buried on 20 Jul 2005 in Perkasie Mausoleum, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Frank was Frank Koder.

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 17 July 2005]

Frank E. Koder
July 17, 2005|The Morning Call

Frank E. Koder of Telford, formerly of Perkasie, died Saturday, July 16, 2005 in the Lutheran Community at Telford. He was 89. He was the husband of Evelyn M. (Beer) Kriebel Koder. The couple had been married 39 years on the date of his death. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hope (Horn) Koder, who died in October 1960. Born in Silverdale, he was a son of the late William W. Sr. and Anna T. (Fretz) Koder. He was a 1933 graduate of Sell-Perk High School, Perkasie, and a 1953 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Drafted May 8, 1941, he served as an enlisted man in the 4th Armored Division of the Army Air Corps. After graduate from the Air Force Officers Candidate School, Miami Beach, Fla., in December 1942, he performed duties as a personnel officer and budget and fiscal officer in the Air Force Training Command in California. He was separated from military service in February 1946. Mr. Koder retired from AMETEK Inc. U.S. Gauge Division, Sellersville in February 1981 after 24 years of service as a general accountant beginning in March 1957. A member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Perkasie, he was involved in their musical program most of his life, serving as organist, pianist and choir member. He also served as organist and choir director in several area churches. Mr. Koder was a member of the corporate board and fiance committee and a past member of the Luther Village Committee at the Lutheran Community at Telford. He also served as director and former secretary of the Perkasie Mausoleum Company. He wrote an autobiography.

Survivors: With his wife is a daughter, Martha Lucrezi and her husband, Mario, of Pen Argyl; stepson, Jerry Kriebel and his wife, Katherine, of Lake Villa, Ill.; stepdaughter, Christina Trauger and her husband, Barry, of Alta Loma, Calif.; two grandchildren, Gina and Jacqueline Lucrezi of Pen Argyl; seven stepgrandchildren, eight stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, A. Colleen Kover and her husband, Frank, of Chambersburg. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Patricia Ludwick, and three brothers, John Walton Koder, the Rev. Lester Koder and William Koder.

Services: Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2005 in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Perkasie, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services. Entombment will be in Perkasie Mausoleum. Arrangements are by the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, 606 Arch Street, Perkasie.

Contributions: May be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 19 S. Fifth Street, Perkasie 18944.

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[Source: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]

Name:Frank E Koder
Birth Year:1916
Race:White, citizen
Nativity State or Country:Pennsylvania
State:Pennsylvania
County or City:Bucks

Enlistment Date:8 May 1941
Enlistment State:Pennsylvania
Enlistment City:Philadelphia
Branch:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade:Private
Grade Code:Private
Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source:Civil Life

Education:2 years of college
Civil Occupation:Cashier or Stock Record Clerk or Bookkeeper, General
Marital Status:Single, without dependents
Height:66
Weight:131

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[Source: United States Obituary Collection Record]

Name of Deceased:Frank E. Koder
Death Date:Jul/16/2005
Newspaper Title:Reporter, The
Newspaper Location:Lansdale, PA, US
Obituary Publication Date:Jul/19/2005
Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary:Hope (Horn) Koder; Evelyn M. (Beer) Kriebel; FRANK KODER

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[Source: United States Obituary Collection Record]

Name of Deceased:FRANK KODER Lansdale
Age at Death:89
Birth Date:abt 1916
Death Date:Jul/16/2005
Newspaper Title:Delaware County Daily Times
Newspaper Location:Primos, PA, US
Obituary Publication Date:Jul/18/2005
Locations Mentioned in Obituary:Silverdale; Telford; CA; Chambersburg; Lake Villa, IL; Pen Argyl; Sellersville; Miami Beach, FL; Alta Loma, CA; Perkasie, PA
Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary:Hope (Horn) Koder; Evelyn M. (Beer) Kriebel; William Koder; Christina Trauger; Jerry Kriebel; Jacqueline Lucrezi; Mario; Gina; Patricia Ludwick; John Walton Koder; Katherine; Barry; Anna T. (Fretz) Koder; Lester Koder; Martha Lucrezi; A. Colleen



Evelyn next married Garwood M. Kriebel, son of Henry S. Kriebel 13 and Mamie M. Myers,13 on 27 Oct 1934.79 Garwood was born about 1911 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 30 Nov 1962 in Pennsylvania187 about age 51, and was buried after 30 Nov 1962 in Saint Lukes UCC Cemetery, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Garwood was Garwood Kreibel 75.,79

General Notes:

[Source: Earl Kinsley, Kinsley Family History]

Name: Garwood KRIEBEL
Surname: KRIEBEL
Given Name: Garwood
Sex: M
Death: 30 Nov 1962
Burial: Kriebel Family Plot, Union Cemetery, Dublin, Bucks Cty, PA Cause of Death (Facts Pg) Stomach Cancer

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: 30 Nov 1960. 75

• Burial: Plot: Section B, Row 30

Charlotte next married Jacob Leatherman Shelly,187 son of Henry Samuel Shelly 187 and Mary Leatherman,187 on 15 Mar 1924.79 Jacob was born on 24 Dec 1866 in Buckingham, Bucks, Pennsylvania,187 died on 26 Jan 1951 in Miller Convalescent Home, , Pennsylvania187 at age 84, and was buried after 29 Jan 1951 in Saint Lukes UCC Cemetery, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Jacob were Jacob Shelley,75 and79 Jacob Shelly.75

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: 22 Jan 1950. 75

• Occupation: 1926. 187 Farmer

• Religion: 187 Mennonite

169. Emma Louisa Melchor was born on 10 Dec 1899,75,79 was baptized on 6 May 1900 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 19 Mar 1999181,186 at age 99, and was buried after 10 Mar 1999 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Emma were Emma Louisa Melcher, Emma Louisa Melchior,186 Emma Louise Melchior 75,79., and181

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Emma Louisa Melcher Landis

Birth: Dec. 10, 1899
Death: Mar. 19, 1999

Family links:
Parents:
Amandus H. Melcher (1855 - 1933)
Emma L Melcher (1859 - 1906)

Spouse:
John Shaddinger Landis (1895 - 1980)*

Children:
John Harold Landis (1920 - 2001)*

Siblings:
Daughter Melcher*
Mary Anne Melcher Shaddinger (1878 - 1957)*
Lottie May Melcher Beer Shelly (1882 - 1954)*
John Roscoe Melcher (1889 - 1889)*
William Russell Melcher (1896 - 1897)*
Emma Louisa Melcher Landis (1899 - 1999)

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 8

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100012881



Emma married John Shaddinger Landis,33 son of Emanuel Landis 33 and Susanna Shaddinger,33 on 8 Mar 1920.79 John was born on 30 Dec 1895,79,166,197 died on 11 Jan 198033 at age 84, and was buried after 11 Jan 1980 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for John were John Landes,75 John Landis 75. and79

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 1 Nov 1832, Pipersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 291

• Marriage Fact: 8 Mar 1920. 79 Married by Rev W. A. Fluck

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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: Mar 26, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.133140.0]

Individual: Landis, John
Birth date: Dec 30, 1895
Death date: Jan 1980
Last residence: PA 18947
State of issue: PA

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[Source: findagrave.com]

John Shaddinger Landis

Birth: Dec. 30, 1895
Death: Jan. 11, 1980

Family links:
Parents:
Emanuel Landis (1862 - 1895)
Susanna Shaddinger Landis (1863 - 1913)

Spouse:
Emma Louisa Melcher Landis (1899 - 1999)

Children:
John Harold Landis (1920 - 2001)*

Siblings:
Henry Shaddinger Landis (1885 - 1940)*
Elmer S Landis (1890 - 1924)*
John Shaddinger Landis (1895 - 1980)

*Calculated relationship

Note: World War I Flag

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 8

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100012865


Children from this marriage were:

+ 268 M    i. John Harold Landis 75,79,292 was born on 28 Sep 1920,75,79,166 died on 10 Feb 2001 in Life Quest Nursing Home, Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 80, and was buried on 14 Feb 2001 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


   269 F    ii. Arleen Emma Landis 79 was born on 18 Apr 1932,75,79 died on 31 Dec 200333 at age 71, and was buried after 31 Dec 2003 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Arleen married William Cameron.75

174. Paul Hoffman 56 was born on 16 Dec 1892 in Windber, Somerest, Pennsylvania,56 died on 22 Dec 1976 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania56 at age 84, and was buried after 22 Dec 1976 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.33


Paul married Lucy Rose Shafer.56 Lucy was born on 30 Jun 1897 in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania,56 died on 3 Oct 196733 at age 70, and was buried after 3 Oct 1967 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.33

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: Dec 1976, Camp Hill, Cumberland, Pennsylvania. 56

The child from this marriage was:

+ 270 M    i. Paul Shafer Hoffman 56 was born on 12 Dec 1933 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania,56 died on 24 Mar 2008 in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester, New York56 at age 74, and was buried after 24 Mar 2008 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.33


180. William H. Kiser 75 was born on 20 May 1884166,197 and died in Sep 1966166,197 at age 82. Another name for William was William H. Keiser.196

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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 6, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.127178.101]

Individual: Kiser, William
Birth date: May 20, 1884
Death date: Sep 1966
Last residence: CO 80907
State of issue: PA

--------------------

The photo of the tombstone from findagrave.com may not be for this William H. Kiser. The death date of 1953 does not match the Social Security record above. Likewise, the birthdate for his wife, Anna, does not match that of other documents.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 1 June 2016

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Sep 1884, Pennsylvania. 196

• Alt. Death: 1953. 33

William married Anna Strunk 75 on 15 Apr 1911.79 Anna was born on 6 Apr 1887,79 died in 1956 at age 69, and was buried in 1956 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

   271 M    i. Ralph Kiser was born on 26 May 1913166,197 and died in Dec 1984166,197 at age 71.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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 6, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.127175.53]

Individual: Kiser, Ralph
Birth date: May 26, 1913
Death date: Dec 1984
Last residence: PA 18069
State of issue: PA
Zip of last payment: 18069

   272 F    ii. Mary Kiser was born on 8 Jun 1915.

   273 M    iii. Earl Kiser was born on 26 May 1920.


181. Katie Kiser 75 was born on 1 Jun 1888 in East Rockhill Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,198 died on 21 Jun 1940 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania198 at age 52, and was buried on 26 Jun 1940 in Springfield Church Cemetery, Springfield, , Bucks, Pennsylvania.198 The cause of her death was coronary occlusion/hypothyroidism.198 Other names for Katie were Katie Anna Fluck and198 Katie Ann Keiser.196

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1 Jun 1881. 75

• Alt. Death: 23 Jun 1940. 75

Katie married Charles Fluck.75 Charles was born on 29 Nov 188179 and died in Jul 1964166,197 at age 82. Another name for Charles was Charles M. Fluck.198

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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. #1.111.4.76536.51]

Individual: Fluck, Charles
Birth date: Nov 29, 1881
Death date: Jul 1964
Last residence: PA
State of issue: PA


Children from this marriage were:

+ 274 M    i. Charles Fluck was born on 24 Nov 1911 and died in Jan 1978166,197 at age 66.

   275 M    ii. Thomas Fluck 18 was born on 4 Dec 1918.

184. James Elias Taggert 75,132 was born on 28 May 1885,75,132 died on 4 May 195875 at age 72, and was buried after 4 May 1958 in New Goshenhoppen UCC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Another name for James was James E. Tagert.33

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

James E. Tagert

Birth: 1885
Death: 1958


Family links:
Parents:
William H. Tagert (1861 - 1936)
Sarah Jane Tagert (1860 - 1933)

Spouse:
Anna M. Freed Tagert (1882 - 1964)

Children:
Grace Anna Tagert Fox (1914 - 1998)*

Siblings:
James E. Tagert (1885 - 1958)
Jennie K. Tagert Erb (1889 - 1972)*
Charles H. Tagert (1891 - 1962)*
Anna K Renninger (1893 - 1951)*
Sarie E. Tagert Schell (1897 - 1971)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
New Goshenhoppen UCC Cemetery
East Greenville
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Mike O
Record added: May 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90241457

James married Anna May Freed 75,132 on 7 Oct 1911.132 Anna was born on 31 Jan 1882,33 died on 17 May 196433 at age 82, and was buried after 17 May 1964 in New Goshenhoppen UCC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33

Children from this marriage were:

+ 276 M    i. James Taggert 132 was born on 22 Sep 1912.132

   277 F    ii. Grace Anna Taggert 132 was born on 13 Sep 1914,132 died on 13 Oct 199833 at age 84, and was buried after 13 Oct 1998 in New Goshenhoppen UCC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33

Grace married Jacob W. Fox.33 Jacob was born on 14 Mar 1906,33 died on 20 Jun 200333 at age 97, and was buried after 20 Jun 2003 in CC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33

185. William Harvey Taggert 75,132 was born on 18 May 188675,132 and died on 29 Apr 196175 at age 74. Another name for William was Harvey Taggert.

William married Ora Kulp 75,132 on 13 Sep 1907.79 Ora died on 2 Apr 1952.75 Another name for Ora was Ara Kulp.

Children from this marriage were:

   278 F    i. Viola Taggert 132 was born on 10 Jan 1914132 and died on 29 Jun 192079 at age 6.

   279 F    ii. Hilda Taggert 132 was born on 29 Jun 1915.132

   280 M    iii. Harold Taggert 132 was born on 20 May 1917.132

186. Jennie M. Taggert 75,132 was born on 13 Oct 1888,132 died in 197233 at age 84, and was buried in 1972 in CC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Jennie was Jennie K. Tagert.33

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 27 Jun 1890. 75

Jennie married Eden T. Erb 75 on 14 Nov 1908.79 Eden was born in 1888,33 died in 194333 at age 55, and was buried in 1943 in CC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Eden was Eden Erb.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: Dec 1944. 75

Children from this marriage were:

   281 M    i. Elmer T. Erb was born on 29 Jan 1909166,197 and died in Mar 1987166,197 at age 78.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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: Sep 4, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.70177.105]

Individual: Erb, Elmer
Birth date: Jan 29, 1909
Death date: Mar 1987
Last residence: PA 19446
State of issue: PA
Zip of last payment: 17602

Elmer married Maude \\ in 1935.

   282 F    ii. Sarah Verna Erb was born on 22 May 1914.

188. Annie Taggert 75,132 was born on 23 Aug 1893,75,132 died on 6 Dec 195133 at age 58, and was buried after 6 Dec 1951 in Christ Union Cemetery, Niantic, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Annie were Anna Taggert and Annie Taggert.

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Anna K Renninger

Birth: Aug. 23, 1893
Death: Dec. 6, 1951


Family links:
Parents:
William H. Tagert (1861 - 1936)
Sarah Jane Tagert (1860 - 1933)

Spouse:
Harvey H Renninger (1892 - 1962)*

Siblings:
James E. Tagert (1885 - 1958)*
Jennie K. Tagert Erb (1889 - 1972)*
Charles H. Tagert (1891 - 1962)*
Anna K Renninger (1893 - 1951)
Sarie E. Tagert Schell (1897 - 1971)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Christ Union Cemetery
Niantic
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Mike O
Record added: Nov 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44671866

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: Possibly named Annia (as typed by Mary S. Rau)

Annie married Harvey Renninger 75 on 5 Oct 1912. Harvey died on 8 Feb 196233 and was buried after 8 Feb 1962 in Christ Union Cemetery, Niantic, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Harvey was Harvey H. Renninger.33

Children from this marriage were:

   283 M    i. Wilmer Renninger was born on 8 May 1913.

   284 M    ii. Melvin Renninger was born on 25 May 1914.

189. Sarah Elsie Taggert 75,132 was born on 10 Apr 1897,75,132 died on 12 Jul 197175 at age 74, and was buried after 12 Jul 1971 in New Hanover Lutheran Cemetery, New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylania.33

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Sarie E. Tagert Schell

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Birth: 1897
Death: 1971


Family links:
Parents:
William H. Tagert (1861 - 1936)
Sarah Jane Tagert (1860 - 1933)

Spouse:
George J. Schell (1893 - 1963)

Siblings:
James E. Tagert (1885 - 1958)*
Jennie K. Tagert Erb (1889 - 1972)*
Charles H. Tagert (1891 - 1962)*
Anna K Renninger (1893 - 1951)*
Sarie E. Tagert Schell (1897 - 1971)

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
New Hanover Lutheran Cemetery
New Hanover
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Mike O
Record added: May 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90242845

Sarah married George Jacob Schnell Jr. 75 on 30 May 1914. George was born in 1897,33 died in 197133 at age 74, and was buried in 1971.33 Other names for George were George Schell and George J. Schnell.

Children from this marriage were:

   285 F    i. Jennie L. Schnell was born on 31 Mar 1914.

   286 F    ii. Maria Schnell was born on 22 Mar 1920.

   287 M    iii. George Jacob Schnell Jr. was born on 2 Nov 1927.

190. Edna Taggert 18,75,132 was born on 5 Apr 190475 and died after 25 Aug 1921.

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: Name typed as Edan (by Mary S. Rau)

Edna married Andrew Young Mitchie Jr. 18 on 24 Feb 1924. Andrew died on 21 Oct 1920.75 Another name for Andrew was Andrew Mitchie.75

Children from this marriage were:

+ 288 M    i. Andrew Young Mitchie III 18 was born on 18 Sep 1924.

   289 M    ii. William Henry Mitchie 18 was born on 25 Oct 1926.

William married Margretta Patricia Ginna on 1 Sep 1956.

+ 290 F    iii. Norma Edna Mitchie 18 was born on 11 Jun 1928.

   291 F    iv. Laura Jane Mitchie was born on 27 Mar 1940.

191. Oliver W. Hallman 33 was born in 1890,33 died in 194133 at age 51, and was buried in 1941 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Oliver married Louise Vissel Hager.33 Louise was born on 22 Jun 1886,33 died in Jul 197633 at age 90, and was buried about Jul 1976 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

The child from this marriage was:

   292 U    i. Five children Hallman .

192. Sallie Kiser 75 was born on 7 Nov 1886,75 died on 21 Jan 196075 at age 73, and was buried after 21 Jan 1960 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Sallie was Sallie Keiser.200

Sallie married Milton Frey Moose.33 Milton was born on 18 Mar 1887,75 died on 19 Jun 196475 at age 77, and was buried after 19 Jun 1964 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Milton was Milton Moose.75

The child from this marriage was:

   293 M    i. Harvey M. Moose 33 was born in 1918,33 died in 1918,33 and was buried in 1918 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33

195. Viola Kiser 75 was born on 24 Sep 1895,75 died on 14 Feb 197175 at age 75, and was buried after 14 Feb 1971 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Viola was Viola Keiser.200

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Sep 1894, Pennsylvania. 200

Viola married Robert W. Cressman.33 Robert was born on 4 Mar 1892,75 died on 4 Apr 196075 at age 68, and was buried after 4 Apr 1960 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Robert was Robert Cressman.75

The child from this marriage was:

   294 F    i. Irene Cressman 33 was born in 1915,33 died in 197333 at age 58, and was buried in 1973 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33

Irene married Robert Landis Mohr 33 before 1965. Robert was born on 25 Nov 1900,33 died in 196533 at age 65, and was buried in 1965 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33

196. Charles Kiser Stoudt 75,206 was born on 23 Oct 1886,75 died on 5 Jun 192375 at age 36, and was buried after 5 Jun 1923 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Charles were Charles Keiser Stoudt and33 Charles Keyser Stoudt.

General Notes:

Based on a handwritten -- but unclear -- genealogy by Edwin S. Lutton, it is possible that this couple were the parents of the following:

Evelyn Florence - 26 June 1928 (this must be wrong)
Violetta Dorothy - 11 May 1912
Grace Naomi - 20 August 1916 (could this be Grace Sassaman?)
____ Edith - 23 Jan 1918 d. 5 Sept 1918

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 February 2015

Charles married Florence \\ 205 before 7 May 1910.205 Florence was born about 1890 in Pennsylvania.205

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Occupation: 7 May 1910, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 205 Charles Stoudt and wife, Florence, were listed as cigar makers. Charles's younger brother, Howard, was a tobacco stripper so they probably all worked together.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 June 2006

Children from this marriage were:

   295 F    i. Evelyn Stoudt 205 was born about 1909 in Pennsylvania.205


   296 F    ii. Mazie E. Stoudt 33 was born on 23 Jan 1918,33 died on 5 Sep 1918,33 and was buried after 5 Sep 1918 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Mazie was Edith Stoudt.

200. Elmer R. Kiser 18,75 was born on 7 Apr 189375,166,197,208 and died in Aug 1975166 at age 82. Another name for Elmer was Elmer Keiser.208

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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 6, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.123538.59]

Individual: Keiser, Elmer
Birth date: Apr 7, 1893
Death date: Aug 1975
Last residence: PA 18951
State of issue: PA

Elmer married Ella Leatherman,18,75,208 daughter of Jonas Leatherman 208 and Priscilla Musselman,208 on 23 May 1914.208 Ella was born on 20 Oct 1893208 and died on 13 Jun 196775 at age 73.

Children from this marriage were:

   297 M    i. Paul Austin Keiser 18,208 was born on 22 Apr 191879,208 and died on 23 Apr 1918.79,208

   298 F    ii. Laura Keiser 18 was born on 15 Dec 191979 and died on 13 Jan 1920.79

   299 M    iii. Arthur Keiser 18 was born on 10 Jan 1922.

   300 M    iv. Andrew Keiser 18,208 was born on 18 Jun 1926.

   301 M    v. Lester Keiser 18,208 was born on 9 Apr 1928.

   302 F    vi. Violet Shirley Keiser 18 was born on 29 Dec 1932.

   303 F    vii. Laura Edna Keiser .208

   304 M    viii. Arthur Webster Keiser .208

Arthur married Helen \\.208

201. Austin R. Kiser 18,75 was born on 22 Feb 189775,166,197 and died on 22 Dec 1993166,197 at age 96. Another name for Austin was Austin Keiser.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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 6, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.123536.105]

Individual: Keiser, Austin
Birth date: Feb 22, 1897
Death date: Dec 22, 1993
Last residence: 17403
State of issue: OH

Austin married Elrena Schantz 18,75 on 18 Jun 1921. Elrena was born on 20 May 1895166,197 and died in Dec 1985166,197 at age 90.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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 6, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.123538.66]

Individual: Keiser, Elrena
Birth date: May 20, 1895
Death date: Dec 1985
Last residence: OH 45817
State of issue: OH


The child from this marriage was:

   305 M    i. Paul Harold Kiser 18 was born on 11 Jun 1927.

202. Pearl R. Keiser 18,75 was born on 13 Jan 190075,166,197 and died in Mar 1977166,197 at age 77. Another name for Pearl was Pearl R. Keiser.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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 6, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.94180.89]

Individual: Hacker, Pearl
Birth date: Jan 13, 1900
Death date: Mar 1977
Last residence: PA 18951
State of issue: PA

Pearl married Albert Hacker 18,75 on 18 Aug 1922.

Children from this marriage were:

   306 M    i. Floyd A. Hacker 18 was born on 2 Mar 1926.

   307 F    ii. Betty Jean Hacker 18 was born on 26 Dec 1926.

   308 M    iii. Roland Hacker 18 was born on 9 Jan 1929.

   309 M    iv. Ray Kenneth Hacker 18 was born on 7 Aug 1930.

   310 F    v. Mary Emma Hacker 18 was born on 30 Nov 1934.

   311 F    vi. Janice Eileen Hacker 18 was born on 14 Dec 1936.

205. Minnie Or Mamie Kerver 75 was born on 27 Jul 1900.75

Minnie married William Kramer 75 on 28 Sep 1918. William was born on 5 Jun 1898.75

Children from this marriage were:

   312 F    i. Ethel Minnie Kramer was born on 20 Jan 1919.

   313 F    ii. Gladys Aileen Kramer was born on 12 May 1927.

207. Paul S. Bader 200 was born on 4 Aug 189775 and died before 16 Jul 1989.212 Another name for Paul was Paul Bader.75

Paul married Della M. Street 75 on 15 Oct 1924.75 Della died before 16 Jul 1989.212 Another name for Della was Della Streett.212

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 30 Oct 1924.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 314 M    i. Robert Street Bader 212 was born on 24 May 1927 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, died on 16 Jul 1989 in Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, , New Jersey212 at age 62, and was buried on 18 Jul 1989.212

208. Margaret Matilda Bader 33 was born on 29 Jun 1899 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,33 died on 25 Dec 1986 in Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania33 at age 87, and was buried after 25 Dec 1986 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Margaret was Margaret Bader 75.,293

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Margaret Matilda Bader Mackes

Birth: Jun. 29, 1899
Coopersburg
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1986
Bethlehem
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Margaret M. (Bader) Mackes was a cook at Moravian College in Bethlehem for the Wood Food Service Management Co. of Allentown, PA for 22 years. She was a former president of the Noble Grand, Rebecca Lodge, Bethlehem, and of the auxiliary of American Legion Post 406, Fountain Hill. She died at the age of 87.

"The Morning Call", Allentown, PA, 26 December 1986, pg. B.10:
MRS. MARGARET MACKES
Mrs. Margaret B. Mackes, 87, of 58 E. Garrison St., Bethlehem, died Thursday in Muhlenberg Hospital Center. She was the wife of Clinton A. Mackes. They observed their 64th wedding anniversary last month.

She was a cook at Moravian College for the Wood Food Service Management Co., Allentown, for 22 years before retiring in 1978.

Born in Coopersburg, she was a daughter of the late Robert F. and Emma (Kaiser) Bader.

Mrs. Mackes was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, and a Sunday school teacher in the primary department there for 60 years.

She was a past president of the Noble Grand, Rebecca Lodge, Bethlehem, and of the auxiliary of American Legion Post 406, Fountain Hill. Other posts she held were a past chaplain of the former Patriarchs Militant, Allentown; a past president and secretary-treasurer of the auxiliary of the Veterans of World War I, Bethlehem, and Democratic committeewoman in the 9th Ward of Bethlehem for many years.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Allan T. of Bethlehem and David C. of Hellertown; six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Judge John H.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the church. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Kulik Funeral Home, W. 3rd and Wyandotte streets, Bethlehem, and 9:30-10 a.m. Monday in the church.

Family links:
Spouse:
Clinton Albert Mackes (1899 - 1988)

Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Bethlehem
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Laura Breite
Record added: Feb 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47827962

Margaret married Clinton A. Mackes,293 son of David Llewellyn Mackes 33 and Emma Vesta Kresge,33 on 30 Nov 1922.75 Clinton was born on 12 Mar 1899 in Hainsburg, , New Jersey293,294 and died on 20 Jan 1988 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania293 at age 88. Other names for Clinton were Clinton Albert Mackes and33 Clinton O. Mackes.75

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania,

Clinton A. Mackes
January 22, 1988|The Morning Call

Clinton A. Mackes, 88, of 58 E. Garrison St., Bethlehem, died Wednesday in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Margaret B. (Bader) Mackes.

He was a steel bundler on the eight-inch mill at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 44 years before retiring in 1964.

Born in Hainsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late David and Laura Mackes.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

He was an Army veteran of World War I.

Surviving are two sons, Allan T. of Bethlehem and David C. of Hellertown; two brothers, Clark of Danielsville and Norman of Nazareth; two sisters, Beulah and Laura, both of Nazareth; six grandchildren and six great- grandchildre n. He was preceded in death by a son, Judge John H.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Kulik Funeral Home, W. 3rd and Wyandotte Streets, Bethlehem. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Clinton Albert Mackes

Birth: Mar. 12, 1899
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1988
Fountain Hill
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

"The Morning Call", Allentown, PA, 22 January 1988, pg. B.10:
CLINTON A. MACKES
Clinton A. Mackes, 88, of 58 E. Garrison St., Bethlehem, died Wednesday in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Margaret B. (Bader) Mackes.

He was a steel bundler on the eight-inch mill at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 44 years before retiring in 1964.

Born in Hainsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late David and Laura Mackes.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. He was an Army veteran of World War I.

Surviving are two sons, Allan T. of Bethlehem and David C. of Hellertown; two brothers, Clark of Danielsville and Norman of Nazareth; two sisters, Beulah and Laura, both of Nazareth; six grandchildren and six great- grandchildre n. He was preceded in death by a son, Judge John H.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Kulik Funeral Home, W. 3rd and Wyandotte Streets, Bethlehem. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Note: Father was David Llewellyn Mackes and Emma Vesta Kresge. Laura was his stepmother.

Family links:
Parents:
David Llewellyn Mackes (1872 - 1949)
Emma Vesta Kresge Mackes (1870 - 1913)

Spouse:
Margaret Matilda Bader Mackes (1899 - 1986)*

Siblings:
Clinton Albert Mackes (1899 - 1988)
William A Mackes (1901 - 1930)*
Clark Franklin Mackes (1904 - 1996)*
Lucy M Mackes (1908 - 1909)*
Evelyn M Mackes Hawk (1921 - 1986)**

*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Bethlehem
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Laura Breite
Record added: Feb 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47827905


Children from this marriage were:

   315 M    i. Judge John H. Mackes 33 died in 1977.33 Another name for John was Jack Mackes.33

+ 316 M    ii. Allan T. Mackes 293,295 was born about 1930 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,295 died on 4 Dec 2013 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania295 about age 83, and was buried on 9 Dec 2013 in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.295

+ 317 M    iii. David C. Mackes 293 was born on 15 Jul 1932 in Fountain Hill Borough, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, died on 10 Dec 2009 in Hospice House of the VNA of St. Lukes, Lower Saucon Twp., , Pennsylvania at age 77, and was buried after 10 Dec 2009 in Union Cemetary, Hellertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

209. John Hartzell Melchior 75,141 was born on 25 Aug 1892 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,215 died on 24 Mar 196275 at age 69, and was buried after 24 Mar 1962 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for John was John Hartzell Melchor.215

General Notes:

[Source: Frankenfield - Beam Genealogy, Northampton County, Pa - Bucks County, Pa - Warren County, NJ,,http://www.frankenfield-beam.net/family/melchor_john.htm]

John Hartzell Melchor
(25 Aug 1892 - 24 Mar 1962)

Notes: Easton Express, Monday, March 26, 1962, page 14 Funeral Rites Planned for John Melchor The funeral of John Hartzell Melchor, 69, veteran Easton area dairy farmer, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Durham Lutheran Church. Mr. Melchor was fatally injured Saturday afternoon when a farm tractor toppled and pinned him to the ground at his farm in Williams Township. He was pronounced dead at Easton Hospital at 2:05 p.m. According to George T. Kametz, Northampton County coroner, death was caused by a crushed chest and body. Mr. Melchor was using a loader attached to the tractor to lift rocks into a dump truck. A Rock overbalanced the tractor causing it to upset, Kametz said. Mr. Melchor operated the Bach-Echo farms, known in the area for it's Holstein herd. He operated a milk route in the Easton area for 40 years. He gave up the route about five years ago. He remained a dairy farmer during the time he operated the milk route. Born in Williams Township, he was a son of the late Milton and Ida Hartzell Melchor. He lived in the vicinity of his present home all his life. He was a member of Durham Lutheran Church and Served as deacon and trustee of the church. he was a member of Durham Lutheran Church and served as deacon and trustee of the church. He was a member of National Holstein Association and the Pennsylvania State Holstein Association. He served on the advisor board of the Lehigh Valley Cooperative Farmers. He was a director of the Northampton County Dairy herd Improvement Association, and the Northampton County Holstein Club. Surviving are his widow the former Carrie M. Barron, two sons, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Kanusky, Hellertown. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Durham Lutheran Church.

Last Updated on: July 21, 2006

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 22 Aug 1892. 75,141

• Lived in: 12 Jan 1920. 296 John and Carrie lived next door to his parents, Williams Township (Western District), Northampton County, Pennsylvania

John married Carrie May Barron 33 on 28 Nov 1917.75.,141 Carrie was born on 14 Feb 1896 in Pennsylvania,213 died on 12 Dec 198933 at age 93, and was buried after 12 Dec 1989 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Carrie was Carrie Barron 75.,141

General Notes:

[Source: Social Security Death Index]

Name: Carrie M. Melchor
SSN: 172-50-5774
Born:14 Feb 1896
Died:12 Dec 1989
State (Year) SSN issued:Pennsylvania (1973 )
Source Citation: Number: 172-50-5774;Issue State: Pennsylvania;Issue Date: 1973.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.


Children from this marriage were:

   318 M    i. John Earnest Melchior 75,141 was born on 26 Dec 1926,141 was baptized on 11 Jul 1927 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died after 26 Mar 1962.

John married Marjorie Ogenwelder.75

   319 M    ii. Harold Arthur Melchior 75,141 was born on 25 Feb 193375,141 and died after 26 Mar 1962.

210. Mary Emma Melchior 75,79 was born on 9 Jan 1904,75,79 died on 29 Mar 197233 at age 68, and was buried after 29 Mar 1972 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Mary was Mary Kanuskey.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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: Nov 13, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.122250.129]

Individual: Kanuskey, Mary
Birth date: Jan 9, 1904
Death date: Mar 1972
Last residence: PA 18055
State of issue: PA

Noted events in her life were:

• Lived in: 12 Jan 1920. 296 Living with her parents in Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Mary married John Frederick Kanuskey,33 son of \\ Kanuiskey 297 and \\, on 21 Jun 1924.141 John was born on 16 May 1903 in Pennsylvania,33 died on 20 Jun 195533 at age 52, and was buried after 20 Jun 1955 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for John were John F. Kanuiskey,75,141 John F. Kanuskey, John Kanusky, and John Frederick Kanusky.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 320 F    i. Helen Ida Kanuiskey 75,79 was born on 30 Dec 192575,79 and was baptized on 28 Mar 1926 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   321 M    ii. John Paul Kanuiskey 75,79 was born on 20 Mar 1931.75,141

   322 F    iii. Carol Lee Kanuiskey 75,79 was born on 13 Sep 1946.75,141

211. Della May Melchor 75,217 was born in 189175,217 and died on 4 Apr 1947 at age 56.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: Aug 1959. 75

Della married Charles Hinton.75.,217 Charles died on 4 Apr 1947.75

Della next married William F. O'connell on 16 Dec 1913 in Parsonage of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania.298

Children from this marriage were:

   323 F    i. Eva Louise O'connell was born on 30 Jan 1914 and was baptized on 28 Oct 1914 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   324 M    ii. Joseph Francis O'connell was born on 25 Apr 1918 and was baptized on 9 May 1919 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

212. Hannah Rachael Melchior 75,217 was born on 11 Nov 1893217 and died on 5 Jan 195075 at age 56.

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: 79 Possible marriage date 12 Jan 1912

• Alt. Birth: 19 Nov 1893. 75

• Alt. Death: 12 Jan 1946.

Hannah married James O'connell 75,217 on 4 Apr 1912.75 James was born between 1885 and 1895 and died on 12 Jan 1946.75

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 12 Jan 1912. 79

Children from this marriage were:

   325 F    i. Alma Amanda O'connell was born on 27 Sep 191175 and was baptized on 4 Apr 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Alma is Alma O'connell.75

   326 F    ii. Mary Ida O'connell was born on 20 Oct 1912 and was baptized on 27 Apr 1913 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Mary was Mary O'connell.75

   327 M    iii. James O'connell 75 was born on 24 Apr 1913.75

   328 F    iv. Katherine O'connell 75 was born on 2 Nov 1916.75

   329 F    v. Eva O'connell 75 was born on 27 Jul 1925.75

   330 F    vi. Jennie O'connell 75 was born on 25 Nov 1927.

   331 F    vii. Ella O'connell 75 was born on 19 May 1931.75

213. William Levi Melchior 75,217 was born on 3 Oct 1899.75,217

William married Laura Snow 75,299 on 26 Nov 1927.75

Children from this marriage were:

   332 M    i. John Robert Melchior 75,299 was born on 13 Feb 1937.75,299

   333 M    ii. Donald William Melchior 75,299 was born on 8 Jul 1940.75,299

214. Mabel Ida Melchior 75,217 was born on 19 Jan 1902, was baptized on 29 Jul 1902 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 22 Aug 192433 at age 22, and was buried after 22 Aug 1924 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Mabel was Mabel Ida Melchor.33

General Notes:

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

Sassaman notes that there are two small stones next to the grave of Mabel Ida Melchior with the names:
John Handlovsky 1915
Andrew Handlovsky 1910

Noted events in her life were:

• Burial: Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. (Stone Reads "Mother")

Mabel married Albert Linsemann.75 Albert was born in 1893 and died in 1972 at age 79. Other names for Albert were Albert Lindsman and \ Linsenmann.33

Children from this marriage were:

   334 M    i. Albert Joseph Linsiman was born on 25 Oct 1918 and was baptized on 6 Sep 1920 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   335 F    ii. Mary Mae Linsemann was born on 23 May 1927 and was baptized on 7 Nov 1927 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

216. John Milton Melchior Sr. 75,217 was born on 19 Jan 1912,75,217 was baptized on 4 Apr 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 9 Jan 197875 at age 65. Other names for John were John Milton Melchior and John Milton Melchor.

John married Rose Lena Findeisen 75,299 on 7 Feb 1931.75 Rose was born on 13 Jul 1912.75 Another name for Rose is Rose Hindeiison.

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: Not sure of the spelling here! Source: Melchior Genealogy

• Alt. Birth: 2 Sep 1977. 75

Children from this marriage were:

   336 F    i. Gertrude Jean Melchior was born on 28 Jul 1933.

   337 M    ii. John Milton Melchior was born on 9 Feb 1938.

   338 F    iii. Rose Marie Melchior was born on 19 Jul 1940.

   339 F    iv. Susan Elaine Melchior was born on 19 Aug 1948.


219. Calvin Fabian 33,221 was born on 7 Sep 1894,33 died in Sep 197933 at age 85, and was buried about Sep 1979 in Springtown Cemetery, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


Calvin married Mabel May Dieterly.33.,221 Mabel was born on 26 Jul 1897,33 died on 11 Mar 197133 at age 73, and was buried after 11 Mar 1971 in Springtown Cemetery, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Children from this marriage were:

+ 340 F    i. Mary A. Fabian was born on 19 May 1918, died on 24 Dec 2011300 at age 93, and was buried on 28 Dec 2011 in Springtown Cemetery, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 341 F    ii. Janet Fabian was born on 28 Mar 1929 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania and died on 7 Mar 2012 in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill, Northamton, Pennsylvania at age 82.

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222. Frederick O. Melchior 75 was born on 11 Jun 1892.75

Frederick married Mildred Butz 75 on 30 Apr 1923.

The child from this marriage was:

   342 M    i. Donald Melchior died 17 Dec 1925 or 17 Dec 1926.

226. Anna Mae Wolfinger 75,79 was born on 19 Jul 189875,79,225 and died in Sep 1981 in Revere, Bucks, Pennsylvania225 at age 83.

General Notes:

[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 8 October 1947]

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Freeh were among a number of recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Wolfinger.

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[Source: Social Security Death Index Record

Name:Anna Freeh
Last Residence:18953 Revere, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Born:19 Jul 1898
Died:Sep 1981
State (Year) SSN issued:Pennsylvania (1973 )

Anna married Stephen Henry Freeh 301 on 5 May 1917.75.,79 Stephen was born on 15 Jul 1887 in Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania301 and died on 20 Nov 1962 in , , Pennsylvania75,166 at age 75. Another name for Stephen was Stephen Freeh 75.,79

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 8 Nov 1952, Revere, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 302

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 15 Jul 1887. 166

• Occupation: 5 Jun 1917, Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 301 Laborer on Ezra Wolfinger's farm

Children from this marriage were:

+ 343 M    i. Henry William Freeh 18,75,79 was born on 27 Apr 191875,79 and died in Jan 1972166,197 at age 53.

   344 M    ii. Walter Stephen Freeh 18,75,79 was born on 20 Mar 1922,75,79 died on 25 Aug 1996 in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 74, and was buried after 25 Aug 1996 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Walter S Freeh

Birth: Mar. 20, 1922
Death: Aug. 25, 1996

Burial:
Upper Tinicum Cemetery
Upper Black Eddy
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Lizann
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 8853205

Walter married Evelyn Mae Shoudt 18 on 24 Apr 1943. Evelyn was born on 11 Aug 1918. Another name for Evelyn was Evelyn Shoudt.75

   345 M    iii. Raymond Vincent Freeh 18,75,79 was born on 19 Jun 192675,79 and died on 18 Feb 1927.75,79

+ 346 M    iv. Charles Edward Freeh 18,75,79 was born on 27 Nov 1927,75,79,166 died on 16 Nov 1997 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania166 at age 69, and was buried after 16 Nov 1997 in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Bradford, Pennslvania.

227. Walter Henry Wolfinger 75,79 was born on 8 May 1905,75,79 died in Apr 1975166,190 at age 69, and was buried on Stone With Helen M. Wolfinger, Row 12, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp..23 Another name for Walter was Walter H. Wolfinger.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Aug 6, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.115807.69]

Individual: Wolfinger, Walter
Birth date: May 8, 1905
Death date: Apr 1975
Last residence: PA 18942
State of issue: PA

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1905.

Walter married Helen Bickel 75,79 on 23 Jan 1926.75.,79 Helen was born in 1904,23 died in 197223 at age 68, and was buried on Stone With Walter H. Wolfinger, Row 12, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp..23 Another name for Helen was Helen M. Wolfinger.

Children from this marriage were:

   347 M    i. Ralph Reuben Wolfinger 75,79 was born on 7 Aug 1926.79

Ralph married Mary Balogh.75

   348 M    ii. Walter Harold Wolfinger 75,79 was born on 16 Mar 1930.75,79 Another name for Walter is Walter Harold Wolfinger Jr.

229. Dorothy Mae Trauger 75,226 was born on 5 Nov 1912,75,226 was baptized on 21 Jan 1913 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,226 and died on 3 Feb 1988 in Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania227 at age 75.

General Notes:
[Source: The Morning Call, 5 February 1988]

Mrs. Dorothy M. Lines
Mrs. Dorothy M. (Trauger) Lines, 75, of Chestnut Ridge Road, Upper Black Eddy, died Wednesday in Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia. She was the wife of Webster S. Lines. She was last employed as a candy packer for the LeRoi Candy Co., Upper Black Eddy. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ferndale, and its Lutheran Church Women and the mother's quilting club. Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Helen Nast of Upper Black Eddy; a son, Webster F. of Riegelsville; three sisters, Mabel Dilley and Elinor Lyle, both of Milford, N.J., and Ruth Boylan of Riegelsville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: 3 Feb 1988, Upper Black Eddy, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 75

Dorothy married Webster Stanley Lines 75 on 27 Nov 1930. Webster was born on 25 Sep 190875 and died on 25 Apr 1994 in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 85. Another name for Webster was Webster Lines.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 349 F    i. Helen Mae Lines 75 was born on 29 Jun 1931 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,303 died on 4 Mar 2009 in Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania303 at age 77, and was buried on 10 Mar 2009 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.303

   350 M    ii. Webster Stanley Lines Jr. 75 was born on 24 May 1939 and died before 4 Mar 2009. Another name for Webster was Webster F. Lines.227

Webster married Alice May McIntyre.75 Alice was born on 9 Aug 1938.75

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Divorced: 75 No date given
Divorced

• Divorced: Divorced

234. Montfort Vertegans Melchior 75 was born on 26 May 1905,75 was baptized on 20 Aug 1905 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 13 Oct 194375 at age 38, and was buried after 13 Oct 1943 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. The cause of his death was suicide.304

General Notes:

[Source: The Star and Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 23 October 1943]

M. V. MELCHIOR
KILLED IN FALL
Montfort Vertegans Melchior, 38, eldest son of Dr. D. Montfort Mel-chior, formerly of Gettysburg, committed suicide Wednesday.
Plunging from the eighth floor of the Times Medical building in Ardmore, Melchior struck the pave-ment of an alley.
The Ardmore coroner said Melchior had suffered from a nervous disorder for the last four years and had received a medical discharge from the Navy last January after serving a year as a lieutenant.
His father, Dr. D. M. Melchior, is a graduate of Gettysburg college and for the last 21 years was supervisor of high school education at Girard college. His mother, Mary E. Montfort, was a resident of Gettysburg.
Besides his parents and widow he is survived by two children, Charles, 17, and Jean, 15.

NOTE: The reference to "His mother, Mary E. Montfort" is incorrect. She was his grandmother.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2004

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Montfort Vertegans Melchior

Birth: May 26, 1905
Death: 1943

Family links:
Parents:
David Montfort Melchior (1881 - 1956)
Elizabeth Astea Wagg Melchior (1877 - 1961)

Children:
Jeanne Elizabeth Melchior Prosser (1928 - 1971)*

Sibling:
Montfort Vertegans Melchior (1905 - 1943)
Oliver Wiley Melchior (1906 - 1985)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Durham Cemetery
Durham
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 5-G


Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91502019

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 13 Oct 1943. 304 Committed suicide while a professor of Romance Languages at Haverford College

Montfort married Martha Charbonneau on 28 Apr 1925 in France.305 Martha was born on 23 Jul 190344,75 and died on 26 Dec 199375 at age 90. Other names for Martha were Martha Charboneau and Marthe Charbonneau.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 29 Apr 1925. 79

• Divorce Filing: Mar 1929, Pennsylvania. 306 Montfort Melchoir, Jr., is suing his French wife, Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Charbonneau Melchoir, for divorce on the grounds of cruel and barbarous treatment, according to reports today from Philadelphia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 351 M    i. Charles Montfort Melchior was born on 3 Nov 1925 in Strasbourg, France and died on 5 Nov 2008 in Crosslands Retirement Community, Kennet Square, , Pennsylvania239 at age 83.

+ 352 F    ii. Jeanne Elizabeth Melchior 44,75 was born on 14 Jul 1928,75,166 died in Aug 197175,166,307 at age 43, and was buried about Aug 1971 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

235. Oliver Wiley Melchior 75 was born on 11 Aug 1906,75 was baptized on 20 Dec 1906 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 30 Jan 198575,238 at age 78. Another name for Oliver was Oliver Melchoir.294

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., The Hannam Genealogy, 12 May 2006]

According to his father's obituary, Oliver was the principal at Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, New York at the time of Montfort's death.

As of 8 July 1960, Oliver W. Melchior and his family had "lived for the past several years at 254 Madison Road" in Scarsdale, New York. (Source: The Scarsdale Inquirer, Friday, 8 July 1960). According to the same article, Oliver, "a 25-year veteran in the Scarsdale school system, has resigned his job as principal..." for a position as the superintendent of schools in Garden City, Long Island.

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[Source: Social Security Death Index Record]

Name:Oliver Melchoir
Last Residence: 21601 Easton, Talbot, Maryland
Born:11 Aug 1906
Died: Jan 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1957-1959 )

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The following is another reference to this family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

[Source: U.S. Public Records Index Record ]

Name:Oliver W Melchior
Street Address:29314 Woodridge Dr
City:Easton
County:Talbot
State:Maryland
Zip Code:21601
Phone Number:410-822-6916

Household Members:
NameEst. AgeBirth Year
Adeline M Melchior 941912
David M Melchior
David M Melchior
Oliver W Melchior

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The following is an article from The Harvard Crimson that makes mention of Oliver W. Melchior who was the principal at the time.

[Source: The Harvard Crimson, http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1958/6/12/suburbias-scarsdale-high-school-offers-top/]

Suburbia's Scarsdale High School Offers Top Academic Challenge
By Charles S. Maier ,
Published: Thursday, June 12, 1958

Besides golf courses and women's clubs, today's Suburbia has some of the nation's most advanced public schools. The great migration from the cities to commuter-land, bringing hordes of new students in its van, has subjected suburban education to great strains. Many schools have responded to and grown with this challenge, however, and today a good number of suburban high schools are rated among the best in the country.

Scarsdale High School, about twenty-five miles north of New York City in Westchester County, is certainly not typical, but many of its problems and methods are representative of the suburban high school in general. Along with others, such as Newton, New Trier, and Shaker Heights, Scarsdale is considered by many educators as one of the nation's finest public secondary schools. Like most of these communities, Scarsdale has one main advantage in the effort to secure good educational facilities--it is a very wealthy village.

Educated Community

The ability to pay for the steep expenses of good education is, however, certainly not the sole reason the village maintains a fine high school. Most residents of this town of about 14,000 have had college educations themselves and are highly concerned with providing a good education for their children. With a large proportion of educationally minded and well-to-do residents, Scarsdale thus has the will and the means to provide top schooling.

The high school itself includes the four pre-college classes with an enrollment of about 1300. Its system of grouping classes represents a departure from usual junior and senior high divisions. Until last September, the school also handled the seventh and eighth grades, but enrollment reached over 1700 in a building which should not have held more than 1400. Scarsdale voted to erect a junior high school which was completed for use this year. The new multi-million dollar building includes sixth, as well as seventh and eighth graders, thus also easing the squeeze in the elementary. The four-year high school has today approximately the same enrollment as did the six-year school five years ago, an indication that enrollment has jumped by about 50 per cent since 195. At no time, however, did the typical academic class include more than about 24 pupils.
Scarsdale High Principal, Oliver W. Melchior, welcomes the new four-year arrangement. The more volatile seventh and eighth graders no longer race around the halls, and Melchior says, "given our circumstances the four year organization is more desirable in that it groups the college preparatory work after eighth grade under the same roof and in the same departments."

For Scarsdale is practically a college preparatory school. Of the class of 1956, 97 percent of the students went on to continue their education in college or junior college in specialized training. The following year saw about 90 per cent of the graduates go on to further study--in both cases a very high proportion for a public high school.

Competition Strong

As a preparatory institution, Scarsdale is highly competitive for both "honor-roll" and average students. There is an intensive scramble among bright pupils to "make" a good college, and one of the hardest tasks of the deans is advising students to look colleges other than the traditional ones in the East. Of 194 graduates in 1956 who went on to further schooling, forty-six ended up at Ivy League institutions or one of the "big-name" schools for girls.

The prestige element assumes much significance in college choice motivations, especially when parents steer their children towards schools with which mom and dad are familiar. In Scarsdale the important question is not whether you go, but where you go to college. The records for 1956 and 1957 do reveal, though, some trend toward a wider distribution of colleges attended by the school's graduates. More students have been directed toward two year schools: only six per cent of 1956's graduates went to junior colleges, while in 1957 13 per cent continued their education at a two-year school. The increasing competition to get into college will probably widen further the distribution of schools chosen by seniors and also weaken some of the prestige criteria held by pupils and their parents. In this sense the growing competition may be healthy.
But for the average student Scarsdale presents an already fiercely competitive system. From the ninth grade on, pupils are constantly spurred by reminders of the admission hurdles which lie ahead. Teachers not infrequently employ the threat to mark infractions on a student's "college record" as a disciplinary persuader. Gradually through a student's four years the pressure of getting into a choice school builds up until it reaches a peak of tension in the winter and spring of his senior year. There seems to be, in general, too much of a stress laid on achieving college admission as the "be-all and end-all." Although the rivalry to enter a good school necessitates some atmosphere of competition, the tendency on both the part of some students and teachers is to see college admission, and not intellectual growth, as the goal of secondary education.
On the other hand, Scarsdale's function as essentially a preparatory institution is one of the factors which contributes to its high standards when compared with most public high schools. Opportunities for honors work are offered to the brighter students from the ninth grade on. The school curriculum has included "honors" sections for more than twenty years, and the able student has the chance to do more concentrated work in English, Mathematics, American and World History, and foreign languages. In addition, a full program of Advanced Placement courses is available for qualified senior. These courses cover material equivalent to what an introductory college treatment of the field would include, and successful completion of an Advanced Placement course counts for credit at some colleges. These courses probably provide the most rewarding academic high school experiences for the pupils who take them. English, American history, and French used to form the original nucleus of the Advanced Placement program at Scarsdale, but Mathematics was added in 1956 and physics and Chemistry will also soon be available.

The honors program, for all four years, is highly flexible. Since students enroll for honors only in individual courses, no early commitment to an overall program is needed to take advantage of the advanced course efferings. Mathematics is an exception, because the pupil who wants to study calculus as a senior must accelerate all along the line.

New Summer School

Responding to the national cry for more science education, Scarsdale has instituted a modified summer school session for those who want to take advance biology, physics, or chemistry. Because there is not enough time to take a full Advanced Placement course in any of these subjects in one year, students take the elemntary portions over the summer to qualify for the higher-level courses during the regular term.

The Advanced Placement courses approximate college-level work with varying success. Because of expenses of buying books (a public school does not require students to purchase their books), the Advanced Placement History section is confined too closely to a text for its readings. The English class, however, gives conscientious students a workout which matches that of lower level Harvard Humanities course. In 1955-56, one third of the year was spent on drama and the work centered around a theme once known to freshmen here as "Ideas of Good and Evil in Western Literature." During the winter, poetry, essays, and a series of about seven novels were read, including such works as The Brothers Karamazov, Buddenbrooks, and The Last Puritan. Two papers of about 3000 words length, involving a sizable amount of outside reading were required, plus numerous shorter compositions.

Developing the ability to write good exposition is a problem at all levels of the school, a difficulty which seems to be prevalent through out the country. Even the Advanced Placement English class finds trouble fitting in enough time to work on writing. The school administration has moved this year, however, to place more stress on English composition work. English teachers have been limited to four classes a day, in contrast with the normal load of five for other teachers. The extra time, according to the principal, will enable pupils and teachers "to work more industriously in developing quality in writing.

Senior 'Source Theme'

Scarsdale, furthermore, acquaints all seniors with the necessary techniques for writing a comparatively long research paper, from 1500 to 5000 words. The "source theme" is the big academic adventure (or bane, depending upon one's out look) of the senior year. In this six-week project, students leaf through a couple of dozen books and scribble a gross of note cards in an involved process which a Harvard student goes through only with his honors thesis. Unfortunately complication and not critical analysis of a subject is stressed, but the practise does provide a valuable preview of research methods. With his source theme behind him, the Scarsdale student is better able to attack the usual college paper than is the high-school graduate who has never written more than a 500-word essay.

Of course, many non-academic courses are also available. Because of the great proportion of students planning on college, no formal vocational program is offered, although courses in typing, shop, business law, and similar subjects are provided. Many students weave these courses into the normal college preparatory program, and almost all take some sort of non-academic elective. The curriculum includes art, speech, mechanical drawing, cooking, singing, dramatics, health, driver education, etc., and most of the traditional garnishings of American public education.

Since students elect no coordinated program, vocational or honors or any other, there is a minimum of academic segregation within the school. Probably one of Scarsdale's healthiest features lies in the fact that the honors sections system offers the necessary advanced work for the more qualified yet causes no formal division between the bright and average students in any grade. The whole class is divided into heterogeneous "home room" sections which meet daily for attendance and to discuss student council business.

Extra-Curricular Activities

In its extracurricular program Scarsdale is typical of most high schools. The General Organization or student council is the central extracurricular activity and provides a coordinating body for organizations and a playground for the machinations of school politicos. The limits of its power have usually remained, wisely untested, although a few years ago, when the General Organization voted to establish new regulations for parking, which limited teachers as well as pupils, the teachers complied, albeit with mixed reactions. A couple of dozen clubs and activities carry on regularly, including a yearbook, literary magazine, and biweekly paper, and enthusiastic students often belong to six or more.

Scarsdale High thus provides almost a self-contained community environment for its students. A well-organized athletic program, a complete range of extracurricular activities, and a series of social functions, as well as the academic schedule, all fall under the high school's aegis. Social life too usually revolves around high school friends, and cafeteria, corridors, and auditorium provide popular, if not private, sites for rendezvous.

This communal totality which the school offers does, however, possess some drawbacks. For the student body is in many respects a very homogeneous group. Almost all pupils come from "comfortable" if not wealthy homes and thus only a small segment of the economic spectrum is represented. There are hardly any Negro students (less than a half-dozen per class) in the group, although there is a high proportion of Jewish and Catholic pupils; but in a tolerant and religiously easy-going village like Scarsdale, religious friction within the school is negligible. Politically too, the range of allegiances is fairly middle-of-the roadish.

The academic side of this school school community is growing in importance for the students, if only because of college pressure. School records indicate that more pupils are choosing heavier electives in math and science and are deciding to work at the rate of five major subjects a year instead of four. The percentage achieving "honor role" standing has increased from 25-30 per cent about 15 years ago to 40-45 percent today.
"There is no question," Principal Melchior believes, "but that students are showing an increased realization of the importance of their high school work, are endeavoring to achieve higher standards, and are seeking more conscientiously to capitalize on their potential."

Academic Side

This increased importance of the academic aspect of education is an encouraging sign. As well as teaching growing numbers of pupils the suburban school must provide a high-quality education--not merely to start pupils learning the techniques needed to shoot up heavier missles, but also to provide enlightened individuals trained in the humanities and social sciences as well. The suburban school must, in reality, be many different schools for the community's children. The experiments in advanced education in which Scarsdale and other schools have participated help point the way towards achieveing true scholastic challenge in the public school environment

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 308 Teacher and principal at Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, New York

• Occupation: 308 Superintendant of Schools, Garden City, Long Island, New York

• Alt. Death: 3 Jan 1985.

Oliver married Adeline Miller,75 daughter of \\ Miller and \\, on 23 Jun 1936.75.,79 Adeline was born on 22 Feb 191275 and died in 2003309 at age 91.

General Notes:

Source: Stephen Montfort Melchior, Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 June 2004]

Adeline Miller Melchior died in 2003 at the age of 91. Her family was from Gambrills, Maryland.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 353 M    i. David Montfort Melchior 75 was born on 21 Jun 1938.75

+ 354 M    ii. Timothy Miller Melchior 309 was born on 9 Nov 1940.75

+ 355 M    iii. Jonathan Cassatt Melchior 310 was born on 8 Jan 1947.75


236. Virginia Thompson Melchior 75 was born on 29 Jun 191075 and died about 16 May 2010239 about age 99.


Virginia married Edwin Scott Lutton,75 son of Louis Franklin Lutton and Margaret Miller, on 29 Jun 1935.75 Edwin was born on 15 Jul 191175 and died on 16 Oct 2005 in Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, Cincinnati, , Ohio at age 94. Another name for Edwin was Edwin S. Lutton.

General Notes:


[Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 18 October 2005]

Obituary
Edwin Scott LUTTON
LUTTON Edwin Scott, beloved husband of Virginia Lutton, devoted father of Anne Kinnel, Joan Taylor, Helen Cohen and Lewis Lutton, also survived by eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. October 16, 2005. Memorial service 11 A.M., Friday, October 21 at the First Unitarian Church, Reading Rd. at Linton St. Contributions may be made to the First Unitarian Church Endowment Fund, Reading Rd. at Linton St., 45219. Vielhauer-Clepper Funeral Home serving the family.

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on October 18, 2005

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[Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 16 November 2005]

October 19, 2005
Edwin S. Lutton, 94, P&G chemist
By Rebecca Goodman
Enquirer staff writer

Spry shortening isn't around any more because it was no match for a competitor, Crisco. P&G chemist Edwin Scott Lutton saw to that.
Crisco was introduced in 1911, and Mr. Lutton didn't join Procter & Gamble until 1935, after he received a Ph.D. from Yale University. But he brought to the laboratory a superior understanding of lipids - or solid fats - that improved the quality of Crisco, the world's first all-vegetable shortening.
Internationally known in his field, he was the first chemist from industry to receive the Eminent Chemist award from the Cincinnati section of the American Chemical Society, in 1960.
Mr. Lutton, a physical chemist for P&G for 36 years, died Sunday at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community. He was 94.
"He provided an understanding of solid fats that certainly provided brand superiority," said a former colleague, Ron Jandacek of Finneytown. "There was a well-known brand of shortening - Spry - that went out of business because they didn't have this kind of understanding." Mr. Lutton's work "literally killed the brand."
His understanding of the chemistry of fats was "greatly appreciated by the scientific community," Jandacek said. In early literature, the names of certain types of fats included the subscript "L," which stood for Lutton.
In 1971 - the year he retired from P&G - Mr. Lutton was presented with the award in lipid chemistry from the American Oil Chemists' Society. In 1997, the same organization gave him its Alton E. Bailey award for outstanding research and exceptional service.
Mr. Lutton was born in 1911 in Munhall, Pa., to Louis Franklin Lutton and Margaret Miller Lutton. Both were educators in the Pittsburgh school system, and they instilled in him a lifelong love of learning. He received a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College in 1932.
A man of many interests, Mr. Lutton wrote poetry in his younger days and played tennis well into his 80s. He played violin for his own pleasure and hybridized day lilies, which he named for members of his family. He also had a basement wood shop.
Mr. Lutton was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati for more than 60 years. As its historian, he wrote a monograph for the church's 150th anniversary in 1982.
He and his wife, Virginia, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in June.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: three daughters, Anne Kinnel of Clinton, N.Y., Joan Taylor of Hertfordshire, England, and Helen Cohen of Lexington, Mass.; a son, Lewis Lutton of Erie, Pa.; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is 11 a.m. Friday at First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St.
Memorials: First Unitarian Church Endowment Fund, 536 Linton St., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

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Children from this marriage were:

+ 356 F    i. Ann Elizabeth Lutton 75,311 was born on 17 Jun 193775 and died after 5 Nov 2008.239

+ 357 F    ii. Joan Margaret Lutton 75,238,311 was born on 11 May 1939.75

   358 F    iii. Helen Virginia Lutton 75,238 was born on 5 Feb 1943.75,238

Helen married Donald Cohen.75 Another name for Donald is Cohen.311

   359 M    iv. Lewis Montfort Lutton 75 was born on 14 Jul 1945. Another name for Lewis is Lewis Lutton.311

General Notes:

[Source: ZoomInfo, 19 September 2010, http://www.zoominfo.com/search#search/profile/person?personId=26556425&targetid=profile]

Lewis M. Lutton
Book Treasurer, Department of Biology
Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Officers of the Science Academy
www.pennsci.org, 31 Mar 2009
Lewis M. Lutton
Book Treasurer
Department of Biology
Mercyhurst College
Erie, PA 16546
(814) 824-2374
Fax: (814) 824-2188
KURC-Social Research, Surveys, Evaluation, and Needs Assessments
www.kurc.org, 31 Dec 1999 [cached] Officers
www.pennsci.org, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Lewis M. Lutton Department of Biology
...Lewis M. LuttonDepartment of Biology
...Book Treasurer: Lewis Lutton
...Time and Place: Lew Lutton
Pennsylvania Academy of Science
www.pennsci.org, 15 Sept 2006 [cached]
Lewis M. LuttonBook TreasurerDepartment of BiologyMercyhurst CollegeErie, PA 16546Ph: (814) 824-2372Fax: (814) 824-2188

Lewis married Marianne C. Lutton. Marianne died before 24 Jan 2010. Other names for Marianne were Marti \\ and75 Marty Lay.

Lewis next married Jill \\ before 22 Aug 2010.

237. Mary Annette Melchior 75 was born on 21 Aug 1907 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 19 Oct 1907 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 24 Feb 1998 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas82,247 at age 90, and was buried about 24 Feb 1998 in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.248 Another name for Mary was Annette Lembke.

General Notes:

[Source: Annette Melchior Lembke, October 1994]

The following is a memoir written by Annette Melchior Lembke in 1994 that describes her experiences in the household of her grandparents, Oliver Hoffman Melchor and Mary Elizabeth Montfort. Carol Lembke-Jenkins provided it 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.

1921
How the world has changed in 73 years! How our way of living has changed! Especially in rural Pennsylvania. Today people living on farms in Upper Bucks County have all the amenities of city dwellers.
Grandpa Melchior was the Pastor of 3 country churches-Durham, Springfield and Springtown-for fifty years. He and Grandma lived in a house on several acres of land, which included a large vegetable garden, many berry bushes and fruit trees, a hen house with chickens, and a barn with a horse, a buggy and a carriage. There was no gas or electricity and no indoor plumbing. There was a wall crank phone. There was a big pump on the back porch and a privy down the walk. Heating in the winter was a big "beautiful" pot bellied stove in the living-dining area, a smaller one in Grandpa's study and the parlor. These, plus the kitchen stove carried the heat thru pipes and floor registers (grated openings) to the bedrooms. The road in front of the house was unpaved, dusty in the summer and muddy whenever it rained or after snow melted in the winter. I had lived in suburban Philadelphia where we had electricity, a gas range in the kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and central heating. We also had a maid - all the conveniences of city living.
"Auntie Kate" as she was called, tho not a relative, had been Grandma's housekeeper for about 40 years. Grandma not only raised 4 children, but was a big help to Grandpa in his pastoral work, and very active in the local and state missionary society. Hence, Auntie Kate lived there to keep house and help raise the children and grandchildren. She died in the spring of 1921. My father decided that it would be a "good experience" for Annette to keep house that summer for Grandpa and Grandma! I was 14 that August. So far as I can recall, I could make fudge and bake a cake -the extent of my cooking abilities! I had no experience of any kind in housekeeping! I learned quickly!!
One big plus of that summer was living with, and learning from both Grandparents. I was greatly enriched by their knowledge, their philosophy of life, and above all by their love. I learned to love and appreciate them more than I would have, without that summer experience.
Let's start in the kitchen. I learned to cook on a big, old fashioned wood stove (which used coal in the winter). Grandpa always built and managed the fire. I was never allowed to touch that! The stove had a big "well" on the right hand side, kept full of hot water, to wash dishes, for baths, etc. Baths were taken in a big tin tub, in the kitchen - usually once a week! Auntie Kate had served breakfast promptly at 7:00, dinner promptly at noon, and supper promptly at 5:30. I had a hard time learning to get everything prepared to serve at the same time, and ON TIME! Most every morning Grandpa came in with fresh fruits or berries for me to bake a pie. Also, apples to make applesauce daily. I had to have a cake on hand, ready to serve any guests who came. I learned quickly!! I had cookbooks to study, probably from my mother. Grandma had done little cooking so she was not much help. Grandpa, bless his heart, supervised me. When I was at the stove, he frequently looked over my shoulder, making me nervous! Remember - all fruits and vegetables were fresh, needing to be pared, seeded, etc. There was no prepared or frozen food. I learned to make pretty good cherry pies, pitting the cherries first. Oh yes !! Flies!!! Lots of them. The dining table was always set for the next meal, and then covered with a big netting, until time for the next meal.
Lighting was by coal oil lamps. Every morning I collected all lamps used the night before-and cleaned them. That meant washing the chimneys which often had soot in them from the flames with soap and water, trimming the wicks and filling the bowls with coal oil. The whole process was messy, but I learned to have those lamps sparkling! In the kitchen there was a small pump and sink - big help!
Cleaning! All floors were carpeted. There was a "Brussels Sweeper" - a hand pushed carpet cleaner. I also used a broom. The few small rugs were taken outdoors and beaten with a carpet beater. Now, to the bedrooms! Grandpa carried hot water upstairs for the wash bowls. The pitchers were kept full of cold water. The sets of bowls and pitchers, soap dishes and tooth brush cups were on the wash stands. Beside it, was the "slop jars" to empty the wash water and the chamber pots. Every morning it was carried outdoors and emptied into the privy (outhouse). Incidentally, the privy was supplied with all the old Sears Roebuck, or other, catalogues. No toilet paper, per se! Incidentally, all laundry was sent out.
In those days, in the country, there were no church weddings. The bride and groom came to the preacher's house to be married, frequently unannounced! I always had to have the fresh cake on hand "just in case" and made fresh lemonade to go with it. Grandma and I frequently were witnesses.
We had fresh eggs daily, and frequently, Grandpa would kill a chicken for me to prepare for dinner. Have you ever seen a headless chicken flop around after it was killed? Awful!! Grandpa always de-feathered and cleaned it. Other meat was purchased from the butcher wagon that came by once or twice a week. No ice! The meat smelled strong, but was never spoiled. With cooking, it tasted fine.
Grandpa and I would drive the horse and buggy the mile to Springtown for groceries at the typical country where they sold, not only food stuffs (often in large bins or barrels), horse feed, lanterns, seeds to plant, cooking utensils, yard goods and other sewing needs, men's overalls and farmers straw hats - you name it! They had it! The post office was in the store, altho' our mail was delivered -"Rural Free Delivery".
Grandpa would take me along in the horse and buggy to visit sick parishioners, or to see grieving families at times of death. I enjoyed those rides alone with Grandpa. In the evenings we 3 would sit on the front porch and talk. Often, Uncle Charles and Aunt Mae and my cousins came from their nearby farm to visit, as did Aunt Mary and Uncle Floyd and my cousins, also from close by. Parishioners and friends often came by. It was a delightful time. I treasure the memories of that summer - of learning to keep house and cook without modern conveniences, but above all - the lessons in life that they taught me, and especially - the love they showered on me!

Annette Melchior Lembke
October 1994

Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: 2 Apr 1930, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. 242 English Teacher, High School

• Comment 1: 21 Aug 1907, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 248 Born in the home of her grandfather, Benjamin F. Boyer

Mary married Dr. Glenn Lloyd Lembke on 5 Jul 1930 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York 75.,160.,312 Glenn was born on 12 Sep 1904 in Moneta (Los Angeles), California,248 died on 30 Nov 1990 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas166,197 at age 86, and was buried about 30 Nov 1990 in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.248

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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: Mar 26, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.136954.183]

Individual: Lembke, Glenn
Birth date: Sep 12, 1904
Death date: Nov 30, 1990
State of issue: PA

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 167 Worked with MDs with the US Air Force for 20 years

• Education: 1933, New York University (Nyu). 167 Ph.D

Children from this marriage were:

+ 360 F    i. Carol Ann Lembke 75 was born on 24 Nov 1934 in , Los Angeles, California.248

+ 361 F    ii. Patricia Louise Lembke 75 was born on 18 Feb 1938 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California.

239. William Benjamin Melchior 75 was born on 11 Oct 1912,75 was baptized on 8 Dec 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 11 Jun 2001 at His Home (Under Hospice Care)250 at age 88.

William married Christine Oliver 75 on 28 Dec 1936.79 Christine was born on 14 Apr 1911.75 Another name for Christine is Christine (Oliver?).

Children from this marriage were:

   362 M    i. William Benjamin Melchior II was born on 22 Nov 1941.75 Another name for William is William B. Melchior Jr..75

   363 F    ii. Lois Ann Melchior 75 was born on 8 Jul 1944.75


240. Elizabeth Montfort Melchior 75,246 was born on 24 Jun 1916,75 was baptized on 27 Aug 1916 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died in Jul 2002 in Charlotte, North Carolina251 at age 86. The cause of her death was Fell, punctured lung, developed pneumonia.251

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 26 Jun 1916.

• Educated: 1939, Syracuse University, College Of Home Economics, Syracuse, , New York. 313

Elizabeth married Milford Webster Macdonald,246 son of Ernest Macdonald 246 and \\, on 8 Feb 1941 in University Methodist Church, Syracuse, , New York.246 Milford was born on 8 Nov 191775 and died on 27 Mar 2009 in Brighton Gardens, Hilton Head Island, , North Carolina at age 91. Other names for Milford were M. Milford Macdonald and Milford W. Macdonald.75

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage: 8 Feb 1941. 75,79

Medical Notes:

[Source: Syracuse Post Standard, 30 March 2009]

Obituary
Milford Webster MacDonald
March 27, 2009 Mr. MacDonald, 91, of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully at his residence in Brighton Gardens on March 27, 2009. Mac was born in Syracuse, NY, and led a very full life. He was educated at Syracuse University and Temple Law School. He was an attorney with the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware, for 27 years. He and his wife, Betty, retired to Hilton Head Island, SC, in 1978. He loved boating and was active in the Power Squadron in both Wilmington and Hilton Head. He excelled at both golf and tennis, winning the Hilton Head mixed doubles championship in his 70s. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Melchior MacDonald. He is survived by his four children, Dr. William Webster MacDonald of Charlotte, NC, Robert Roger MacDonald of Bolinas, CA, Elizabeth Annette Abbott of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH, and Marilyn Jaunita Baesl of Colorado Springs, CO; his sister, Marilyn McLean of Hilton Head Island, SC; his brother, Roger MacDonald of Syracuse, NY; his 11 grandchildren, including Andrew, Nancy and Kathryn who grew up in Charlotte; and his eight great-grandchildren. The family is most appreciative of the loving care he received from the staff at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, Dr. Nancy Sokany and by Hospice of Charlotte. In particular, the family remembers that the staff at Brighton voted Mac the King of Valentine's Day in recognition of their great affection for him. Services will be private. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. The family is being served by Harry and Bryant Company.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on March 30, 2009

Noted events in his life were:

• Nickname: Mac

• Educated: 1940, Syracuse University, College Of Liberal Arts, Syracuse, , New York. 313

Children from this marriage were:

+ 364 M    i. William Webster Macdonald 75 was born on 8 Jun 1942.75

   365 M    ii. Robert Roger Macdonald 75 was born on 30 Oct 1944.75

Robert married Barbara \\.75

   366 F    iii. Elizabeth Annette Macdonald 75 was born on 19 Apr 1948.75

Elizabeth married Thomas James Devon Or Devin.75

Elizabeth next married \\ Abbott before 30 Mar 2009.

   367 F    iv. Marilyn Juanita Macdonald 75 was born on 28 Nov 1949.75

Marilyn married Thomas Baesl 75 before 27 Mar 2009.

242. Margaret Leidich Melchior 75 was born on 17 Oct 1908 in South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,75 was baptized on 29 Nov 1908 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 1 Jan 1984 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 75, and was buried on 4 Jan 1984 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

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

NOTE: The following is either based upon information sent to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. by Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins on 22 March 2004.

Margaret Melchior Seylar was quite an accomplished woman. She went from teaching in a one-room schoolhouse to administrator at ____________. Her contribuitons were valued so highly that a school in Hilltown, Pennsylvania, the Margaret M. Seylar Elementary School, was named in her honor. How many of us know someone who's had such an honor? Or how many of us have cousins who adopted (legally) three fully grown adults? Well, my "cousin" Margaret did just that. Her parents provided foster homes to three children but could never adopt them because they were wards of the court. After her parents died, Margaret took over the child-raising responsibilities for the children. It was only after they had grown to adulthood with children and grandchildren of their own that Margaret was able to make them officially 'family' by adopting them. I hope to include the newspaper article eventually when I have time. My cousin, Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins recently provided me some new information on Margaret including some of her poems. As my wife, Paula, puts it, she was "a stitch" with quite a sense of humor.

I regret not having taken the time to know her better while she was still alive. Oh, I knew who she was and even went to her home a couple of times but, stupid teenager that I was, I always thought I had better things to do than hang around with a bunch of 'old folks'. Now, some thrity-odd years later, I regret my foolishness. Between the family knowledge I could have gleaned from Margaret, my mother, and my grandmother, now all dead, I would have been able to fill in many blanks in my own genealogical efforts. If nothing else, the anecdotes and family lore they could have shared with me would have been invaluable. But, as I said, I always had 'better things to do'. Now, it's too late. Fortunately, Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins, who is a few years senior to me, DID take the time to collect a lot of the information AND listen to some of the family stories. Her generosity in sharing with me has proven immensely valuable and helpful to me.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 March 2004

UPDATE: Based on recent email correspondence with Diane Broadhecker Strock, I can make a few clarifications to the above. Margaret Seylar (affectionatly called Mamie by Diane) officially adopted three children (Rachel Beatty Stoneback, Elsie Wolfe, and Donald Broadhecker) after they had reached adulthood and had families of their own. Rachel and Donald had been foster children of Margaret's perents, Charles and Mary Melcher, but were never adopted by them. Elsie was never one of the Melcher's foster children but was taken in by Margaret and her husband as a teenager. According to Diane, Margaret obtained these adoptions after the death in 1975 of her husband, Robert Seylar.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 February 2014

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[Source: News article, publication title unknown, copy provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. by Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins on 22 March 2004]

April 8, 1963
Mrs. Seylar Will Be Honored By State Dept. of Public Instruction

When this year's annual citations for outstanding educational leadership are presented by the Department of Public Instruction, Margaret Melchior Seylar who is Supervising Principal of the Deep Run Valley Joint School System, will be among the recipients. In advising Mrs. Seylar of this award, Mr. Charles H. Boehm, Superintendent of Commonwealth Schools wrote: "It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Department of Public Instruction has selected you to receive a special citation in recognition of your leadership in making the Deep Run Valley Joint Schools an outstanding example of the many benefits of efficient school district organization."

The award will be presented on April 20 at a Regional Curriculum Conference sponsored by the DPI at Haverford College and will bring to an impressive total the honors that been received by Mrs. Seylar for her dynamic county and state educational leadership. In sharing this latest honor with her combined staffs this week, she told them: "I am only a symbol of the fine work that been going on in Deep Run Valley schools. Each of you should receive an award. The progress here has been positive because the staff works as a team. The community has demanded and supported good schools and the school board has made it possible for us to implement our ideas. I wish each of you could receive the citation for you are the Deep Run Valley School."

Margaret Melchior Seylar was educated in the two-room school is Springtown, and after her graduation from Kutztown in 1927 returned to become a teacher in the area's one-room schools. She can note this to emphasize well the fact that big modern schools are not necessarily a prerequisite to success. When she came to Deep Run, it was a system where small one-room schools were still characteristic. Today the system boasts four modern elementary schools in HiIltown, Bedminster and East Rockhill Townships. During the past ten years, Mrs. Seylar has directed the building of these four schools as well as to meet growing area needs and enrollment.
One of Margaret Seylar's top honors came last year when she received the annual alumnae citation for "outstanding service to education and the college." In 1950 she was named "Key Woman in Education in Pennsylvania. Her formula for success may be in her philosophy that while buildings may he necessary, people and curriculum are the most im-portant ingredients of a good edu-cational program. At Deep Run she has instituted a growing list of new course offerings and new staff positions to implement them. These Include: library programs and certified librarians; a curriculum director; curriculum resource centers; vocal and instrumental music programs; art, physical education, school health and nurse programs; and special education classes.

Besides returning to Kutztown to earn her B.S. in 1937 and receiving an M.A. in 1943 at Lehigh University, she has completed graduate work at Penn State and at Columbia. He hobby is writing poems and many of her articles have been published in professional journals. Her first book for children, "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln" was published in 1959. She is past president of both the Bucks County Elementary Principals Association and the Bucks County Education Association; has been chairman of the public relations committee and member of the executive council of the State Elementary Principals Association; and a member of the DPI committee to write evaluative criteria for Pennsylvania Elementary Schools. Bucks County can well take pride in Margaret Seylar's enthusiastic and dynamic educational leadership.

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[Source: Article written by Margaret Seylar entitled "Bucks County: Full Circle 1925-1975", publication unknown, copy provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., by Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins on 22 March 2004]

BUCKS COUNTY
FULL CIRCLE 1925-1975
Margaret Melchior Seylar

It was a beautiful, sunny September day in 1925 when I boarded the trolley in Allentown for Kutztown State Teachers College, 20 miles away. My father had driven me to Allentown by horse and buggy from our farm 18 miles south of Allentown. I was not quite 16 and had never been away from home except for short visits my grandparents. Kutztown was exciting to my unjaded eyes, and I loved every minute of the 2 years that I spent in "Rural Department" there, learning to be a teacher.

My first assignment was at Franklin School, a 1-room school, Grades 1 to 8. Franklin School was situated on a 3-cornered piece of hillyland that a farmer had donated for school purposes, it being no good for farming. The building sat at the bottom of the ,where it collected all the rain water and trash washed down from the road. It wasn't red like the historic school, but to me it was beautiful because it was my school; and my children and I were there.

The school had 3 shuttered windows on each side and a door at one end. The coal shed was a separate building so that going for coal meant coats and hoots in the cold winter weather. The outside toilets were at the two extreme corners of the playground and were certainly most cold windy walks in the winter (but beautiful long walks for dawdling when the weather was nice).

Inside, there was a platform across the front with a teacher'desk and a organ. Above the cracked blackboards there hung some ancient mapsand the traditional pictures of Washington and Lincoln. In the back corner of the school was a huge, black-jacketed furnace which we called "the "b-cause the jacket had points around its top like a crown. Anyone sitting near King , and those sitting far away were constantly in a deep.On abench there was a stone water cooler and hanging beside it a tin cup. Ourdrinking water came from a farm down the road. The children always vied with each other for the privilege of going for the water. Of course, this took much longer on a warm Fall or Spring day than a cold winter day!

Such was the setting for my first experience as a teacher. Everyone walked to school, from Eleanor, who was 5, to Pearl, who was 17. There were 40 . Every grade was represented and according to the schedule, I was toteach 40 classes a day between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. It 'ttake me long to realize that the answer to my dilemma was cross grouping - my own version of ungraded teaching.

It was easy to learn to know the children, but I felt that I would know them better if I could know all their parents; so I started visiting their homes. What a revelation! Everyone was kind and most gracious to "the teacher". I discovered why 3 little children were always sleepy. They got up at 4 a.m. each morning and milked 20 cows before they came to school! I discovered why another little boy was always on the defensive. His father was an alcoholic and beat his mother and him day after day. I discovered why a family of 5 boys were such wonderful kids. There was love and respect in their family. There, each child shared in the familyresponsibility and did a chore before and after school. And so it went.

As we worked together, we felt that we could combine our science and social living in a practiway by fixing up that neglected old schoolyard. A nursery nearby cooperated and gave us plants to put against the building. An especially steep hank about 50 x 12 feet was made into a rock garden with the help and donations of parents. Rambler roses were planted against the coal shed and the outhouses. One end of the school ground, a triangular piece about 100 feet long (almost a cliff), was planted with roses and forsythia. Today, almost 40 years later, that bank between 2 roads is a thing of beauty every Spring and early Summer! The children enjoyed taking care of the flowers and carried many of the activities to their homes.

One of the youngsters thought that we should have a flagpole instead of just a stick hanging out of the window. The others agreed, and we got permission from a farmer to go to the woods and select a tree. The farmer cut down the tree while we watched, and the boys helped to trim it. Then it was seasoned all so that we could put it up in the spring Mg. With great pride we had a specialflag raising ceremony which was enjoyed by parents and quests.

Are you accustomed to today's school jargon when discussing curriculum? We talk about units, team teaching ,integration, class excursions, school lunch program and many other things. There'also an expression "is nothing new under the sun." Way back then, the whole school, Grades 1-8, studied units on special subjects such as "Conservation," "Pennsylvania, Our State,"", Our Neighbor ," "Music in Our Lives," etc. Each group did work in a unit at its particular level and then shared with everyone. We integrated reading ,social studies, English, art and music when doing a unit. We went on many field trips and learned many things together.

We believed that an informed community is a supportive community and therefore had the parents at school on many occasions. There were small parties and programs for holidays. There was also a school newspaper in which we described and explained our school activities and published creative writing by our boys and girls.

We certainly had some exciting and fearful experiences. One day after school the teacher (I) who had just learned to drive, hacked around in her father's Chevrolet right into the post that supported the school porch. The whole porch came tumbling down on teacher and Chevrolet and both had to be extracted from the wreckage!

One Christmas, everything was ready for the evening Christmas entertain-merit. Pictures were pasted on the windows, pine boughs on the window sills and picture frames. A Christmas tree was placed in the corner and tall red candles on every window sill. Everyone went home for supper with plans to return at 7 p.m. Only one thing was wrong — the teacher forgot to shut the draft off on the old "Black". When she came back the furnace was a fiery red! The pine needles were, the candles had melted, the pictures on the windows had curled up and even the hectograph compound and crayons which were on the supply shelf had melted and dropped down on the floor! No one knows to this day platy didn't go up in smoke.

Then there was the day in early spring when the children asked me if they might take a walk on the back road. I was always a permissive teacher and granted their request, but set a time .About 20 minutes later a farm stopped at the school and said, "don'want to butt into your business but (1• you know that those children are swimming in the creek?" (Sometimes muter: Oust goes just a little bit too far!)

Remember Dempsey and Tunney? My boys enjoyed playing that they were prize fighters. Perfectly normal for boys! One day "Dempsey" socked "Tunney' too hard and "Tunney"went to the hospital with a broken arm. It took all o the persuasion of the superintendent of the school board to keep poor "Tunney'" mother from taking me to court for negligence.

Then there was the time that some of the boys climbed up into a tree and one fell out. I was well aware that there is a law in Pennsylvania forbidding a teacher to call a doctor without parental consent. We tried desperately to contact the mother and the superintendent ,but could reach no one. The boy was unconscious. I called a doctor. Unfortunately this family did not believe in doctors Again, I nearly missed being taken to court.

Also, there was a very poor family who had many children who were always extremely dirty.So I decided to buy them some soap and clean underwear. Once again, I had much more heart than tact, and the parents were furious and reported me to the school board. Such were some of the "left"experiences.

There were also some real "funnies"to make life exciting. There was the day we discovered that a skunk had made a home for herself and her babies under the schoolhouse. Things got extremely fragrant, and we couldn'have school for 3 days. Another time a harmless garter snake came up through a mouse hole and decided to live with us in the classroom. Such shrieking and squealing!

Some were pure pathos — like the day Paul, 16, came in and said he had to quit school. He hugged me and kissed me and said he would love me until he died. I asked Joe to stay after school one night because he had broken a rule, but he ran away and went home. I took my car, brought him back, and practiced good old corporal punishment. Much later, when he was overseas, he wrote and asked for my forgiveness. Greater love hath no man!

...And so they passed through those doors. I hope I was able to give something to each one, for I know that each one gave something to me.

After 18 years, I left the classroom and became successively an elementary supervisor, a superintendent, and a college professor, hopefully training young people to become teachers. I cannot choose the part of my life that I enjoyed most, but I know that working with and for children is the greatest.

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[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania), 17 Nov 1932]

SPRINGFIELD PUPILS GAVE ENTERTAINMENT
Number of Persons Enjoyed Perform-ance Given at Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley. Nov. 17. -- In spite of the extremely unpleasant weather a few nights ago, attendance at an entertainment given in the high school here was very good. The program was presented by Miss Margaret Melchoir and the pupils of the Franklin, school, of which she is teacher.

The liberal offering which was received will be used by Miss Melchior in the purchase of additional school equipment.

Miss Melchior very modestly ascribed the success of the affair to Mrs. Frank DeSilver, a patron of the school, who presided at the piano during the musical part of the program.

The program was presented as follows: singing,"With Quaking Hearts," school; dialogue, "New Business," two boys; song, "Four little maids at tea," four girls; musical comedy, "Rummage," pupils; vocal solo, "Oh Yoo, Hoo," Margaret Hinkle, who was assisted by Evelyn Scholl, who gave the echo; dialogue. "Billy's Coming;" operetta, "Going to the Fair;" song, "The bug band in the hollow;" play, "Pirates and Pearls," Harold Hodder; Agnes Sevetecz, Margaret Hinkle, Evelyn Scholl; Arlene Mease, Joseph Stevetecz, Floyd Hinkle, Jenny Sawka; song. "Mr. Sun and Mrs. Moon," group of girls.

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[Source: Country School Memories: An Oral History of One-Room Schooling, downloaded 9 March 2011, http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&docId=27582916]

Ode to a Little Red Schoolhouse

Little schoolhouse on the hill,
Toll your bell, time stands not still.
Bless you as we close your door,
And bless the days that come no more.
Rememb'ring now the books we read,
The songs we sang, the things we said.
The science corner, water pail,
Great black stove, exciting mail.
Outside "bathrooms," drafty, chill,
And belly-flopping down the hill.
Hiking in the woods in spring,
Wonderment in everything -- Mary, six, and Bill, sixteen,
And forty others in between --
Living, learning every day,
From harvest time to merry May.
Little school, your work is done,
Ring your bell for laurels won.
-- Margaret M. Seylar

(Read at groundbreaking of the East Rockhill Consolidated School, May 1956. Margaret Seylar was the supervising principal of the Deep Run Valley School District.)

Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com


Publication Information: Book Title: Country School Memories: An Oral History of One-Room Schooling. Contributors: Robert L. Leight - author, Alice Duffy Rinehart - author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of Publication: Westport, CT. Publication Year: 1999. Page Number: v.

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 November 2008]

Margaret Melchior Seylar was the author of at least one book that I know of. It was titled "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln" and was published by Penn Valley Publishers, Inc. in 1961. I was fortunate enough to find a copy (in pristine condition) on Ebay. It is a children's story that provides a fanciful account of a little girl living in Gettysburg during the battle of 1863 and Lincoln's famous "Gettysburg Address:"

NOTE: I gave the book to my sister, Rebecca Jane Hannam, in August 2014.

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[Source: School History - Deibler Elementary School, downloaded 9 march 2011, https://sites.google.com/a/pennridge.us/deibler-elementary-school/school-history]

Mrs. Ildah Fluck was named Head Teacher/Principal and served in this capacity until 1964. Mrs. Margaret M. Seylar served as Supervising Principal. All schools in the Deep Run Valley School District were consolidated with the schools in the Pennridge Joint School District to form what is now known as the Pennridge School District.

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[Source: Email from Diane Broadhecker Strock to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 February 2014]

From: Diane Strock [<mailto:dstrock@rochester.rr.com>]
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:26 PM
To: 'John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.'
Subject: RE: Your genealogy website

She was superintend[ent] of the Deep Run Valley School where one was named after her. She was educator of the year once and was a huge influence in getting libraries in schools. After leaving the school district she went on to be a professor at Lehigh for students getting their masters. I was there with her a couple of times. She was an amazing speaker. Now when I think back who ever heard of a woman accomplishing what she did in those times. She used to write poems or stories each year with her Christmas cards. She had been in and out of hospitals so many times in her life and had heart problems. Eventually her kidneys went and she was on dialysis but finally said that was enough and checked herself into her favorite hospital room in Quakertown and refused anymore treatments. I was with her a few weeks before she passed but she was in almost a coma state but had left a book for me - the one with the story about the one room school house. I miss her dearly and today seems worse because it's the day my dad died.

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[Source: Extract from an email sent by Diane Broadhecker Strock to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 February 2014]

From: Diane Strock [<mailto:dstrock@rochester.rr.com>]
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:59 AM
To: 'John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.'
Subject: RE: Your genealogy website

Mamie was always very close to our family and we were to her. Mamie taught me how to drive and bought every prom dress I had. Uncle Robert was a very straight laced kind of guy with a definite routine about everything and loved listening to his music. He had a carpentry shop in the basement and made much of their furniture. We have the drop leaf table that Charles and Mary Melchior had on their back porch to pot plants so I am assuming it's pretty old - Uncle Robert finished it and they had it in their living room by the window - it is really in pretty bad shape as far as finish goes from the sun and that was the table they would open in the living room for all of us to eat at when we had Christmas or any other occasion there so there were glass marks etc. We haven't done anything to it and really don't want to - it has a place of honor in our front foyer.

Rachel, Elsie and Dad were the children she never had and that was why she was so intent on doing the adoption.

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[Source: Margaret Melchior Seylar, 8 November 1981]

The following is from a presentation by Mrs. Seylar to the Durham Church in 1981. Carol Lembke-Jenkins provided it 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.

A FAMILY AT DURHAM - A HISTORY

(An address given by Margaret Melchior Seylar at Durham Lutheran Evangelical Church on Senior Citizen's Day, Nov. 8, 1981.)

Pastor Kauffman and Friends:

I shall try to share with you, by having you meet the people who were here, some of the experiences, events and relationships that have built Durham Lutheran Congregation. A church is people, their faith in God and thus their faith in each other. It is fine to have a beautiful building, comfortable seats, a splendid pipe organ, a handsome pulpit, stained glass windows and gold collection plates, but this doesn't make a church. The people make the church.

The first worship services in the area were in 1727, when a group of Presbyterian settlers came up the Delaware and discovered iron at Durham Furnace. They established a settlement and built a small log school where the children were taught during the week and services were held on Sunday.

In 1772 German settlers from Northampton County moved into the community who were of the Lutheran and Reformed faith. They shared the little meeting house until 1790 when the three groups bought land along Gallows Hill Road. Three years later this plan was abandoned and the three congregations held services in Knecht's log barn with no heat and no furnishings. This barn was just about where our sheds stand now.

In 1802 this group built a new school on the site of the old chapel across the road, which was part of the Sydenham Rodenbach farm.

Services were held here until the first church was built where we now stand. An acre of land was purchased from William and Jane Long for $30.00. It looked very much like a Mennonite Meeting House of today and was shared by the three congregations until 1857 when the old church was torn down and the present building was erected.

In 1870 the pipe organ was installed, a major achievement for this small country church.
Let us look at the names of some of the people who were leaders in the church at that time: Koplin, Jacoby, Zearfoss, Long, Boyer, Transue, Uhler, Cawley, Hess, Knecht, Beidelman, Laubach, Stover, Nicholas and others. Familiar, aren't they? These names appear on the deed for the Durham Union Cemetery which was organized in 1862: Whitaker Koplin, Boyer, Lambert (my great grandfather), Schleiffer, Moser, C. E. Hindenach (Bayard's uncle), Fretz, Deemer, Leidich, Youngkin and Frankenfield.

Now let us go to Bedminster Township where Oliver Hoffman
Melchior was born to Tobias and Lizzie (NOTE: This should be
Susannah Hoffman b.1813 - d. 1860 -- JPMH), Dec. 23 1848, one of thirteen children. When he was two the family moved to Nockamixon Township where everyone helped on the farm. Young Oliver went to school 4 or 5 months a year and worked on the farm the rest of the time. When he finished 6th grade, he had a dream. He wanted to go on to school and become a minister, so, for two years he walked the seven miles morning and evening every day to the Springtown Academy to study for college. Henry Mercer, founder of Mercer
Tile Works, heard of this young man and invited him to come to Doylestown for a year, at his expense, to study at the English and Classical Seminary there. This accomplished, he was academically ready for college, but had no money. He taught school for two years at the home school and another two years in Durham Township for $40.00 a month, every penny of it going into the college fund. He started and conducted Sunday Schools at both places. Now he was ready for college! He was accepted at Lafayette where he lived in a cold room and waited on tables, tutored, cleaned toilets and tended furnaces to stay in school.

During his first three years he won two $25.00 prizes, a $50.00 prize and a $100.00 prize. This attracted the attention of synod and they gave him a partial scholarship and suggested that he transfer to Gettysburg for his senior year and enter seminary, which he did, graduating in 1879. That man was my grandfather and your pastor for 49 years(age 31).

We shall leave him for a while and go to the Northampton-Bucks County line to what is now the Lauer home. Here Michael and Tillie Lambert, my great grandparents, established a farm. They had two children, Marcus and Anna. Marcus went to Lafayette, graduated, moved to New York and taught German at New York University. He also wrote the only Pennsylvania German dictionary recorded.

Anna married Milton Leidich, better known as "M.J." and had three children; Mary, my mother; Martha and Earle. We'll skip Mary for a moment and think about Martha. Grandpa told his children that he would pay for further education if they wanted it. Auth Martha, now 93 years old, and living in Durham with her daughters, became a teacher.

She married Wilmer Hindenach who was church organist for 40 years and Sunday School Superintendent for many years. His father was Peter, one of 13 children of a German immigrant family; another was William, Gerry Seipt's grandfather; and a third was Christopher, council member, Sunday School Superintendent and Cemetery Director. Aunt Martha taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and was President of the Missionary Society for 9 years. Uncle Earle graduated from Churchman's Business College, worked for a few years in town, then came home to take over the farm. He was married to Mabel Seifert who died in her early thirties leaving him with two children, Kathryn and Ralph. He was an avid church worker; a member of council, Superintendent of the Cemetery following Grandpa Leidich, and a member of the choir for many years. He later married Helen Krueger of Springtown and had two children, Dorothy and Clyde. This is one of our two remaining four generation families: Helen, Clyde, Dale and little Dale, Jr. The other four generation family is the Bergers: Anna, Harold, Jean Kaki and her daughters. A year ago, before Bayard left us for a better life, we had Bayard, Gerry, Kathy and Sara.

Now back to young Oliver, who was elected Pastor of the Durham, Nockamixon„ Springfield and Springtown parishes in 1879. While in seminary he boarded with Mrs. Sarah Montfort, a widow with two daughters. He and Mary Elizabeth, a student at Millersville Normal School, fell in love. When Grandpa came back to Bucks County to preach, she decided not to let him get away and applied for a job in Bucks County. She was appointed teacher at Lumberville for the handsome sum of $32.00 a month and she boarded around among the families of her school. That took courage in those days but Grandma was courageous and on October 14, 1880 they were married. They set up housekeeping near Bucksville where their first son, David Montfort, was born. Have you ever noticed how many Montforts are around? Montfort was a family name, given to David as a middle name, but because there were so many Davids in the area the new baby became Montfort and the pronunciation was changed from Montfort to Montfort. We have Montfort Schultz, Montfort Frankenfield, Montfort Nicholas, and many others named for the pastor's son. Within the first five years the young family had three sons, Montfort, Willie and Charles, my father. Four years later, Aunt Mary, who became Mrs. Floyd Rau, was born.

Montfort and Will married and left the area. Uncle Will married Carrie Boyer, daughter of Dr. Benjamin Boyer and sister of Judge Calvin Boyer. Her great nephew, Benjamin, is a member at Durham. After her death Uncle Will married Juanita MacDougal of South Carolina and she is now living in Syracuse - age 83.

Now back to Charlie, my father, and Mary Leidich, my mother. Remember Grandpa Leidich offered each child an education. My mother chose music lessons and a new piano. Can you imagine a piano and a college education costing the same today? Mother sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, was pianist, was secretary of the Women's Missionary Society and was one of the strongest advocates of the building of the Sunday School rooms. Unfortunately, she didn't live to see the completion. Charles, after graduating from Pennsburg, taught school for two years, but it was not for him.
He was in love and in 1906 married his Mary, moved to Bethlehem and worked in a grocery store. I was born in 1908, my sister Anna two years later and when she was a few months old we moved to the farm at Springtown. There were two-more children; Helen and Milton Oliver, better known as Tony.

Now ANOTHER FLASHBACK to see what is happening at Durham Church. It is 1879 and the new minister is serving four congregations, preaching at four churches each Sunday, alternating with the Reformed minister. The Presbyterians had moved away. At the end of ten years the pastor reported that he married 186 couples, conducted 420 funerals, confirmed 523 new members and baptized 715 children. The membership in the four churches stood at 1264. All services were conducted in German. In 1899 Grandpa became very ill from overwork and the Nockamixon charge was moved to a parish with Tinicum.

The new three church parish had 884 members. It is interesting to note that Grandpa never had a fixed salary and in the early years received from $300 to $600 annually in cash gifts, but was paid in food and supplies by the farmers; potatoes, apples, pumpkins, fresh vegetables, chickens, beef, ham, canned goods, and several times a young pig. The first Thank Offering gifts were given to the pastor and I remember peeling apples for drying and apple butter, making jelly, and drying beans, corn and other foods for the winter.

In 1901 a great renovation took place at Durham: the metal ceiling and sides were installed, everything was painted, a heater was put in the basement, there were new windows, a new pulpit, clergy seats, and carpet was put on the floor. All this for $36,000. The Sunday School had accumulated $13,000, over $12,000 was donated in special gifts and an $11,000 balance was paid off in a few years.

From June 22 to June 30, 1912, the church celebrated its 100th birthday with services every day.

Back again to 1880 and let us know Mary Elizabeth Montfort
Melchior: teacher, wife, mother and pastor's helpmate. In April, 1883, still a bride, she answered a call from synod to organize a Women's Missionary Society. This she did in three churches.
At Durham there were 36 charter members. Grandma Melchior was the president for 40 years, Grandma Leidich the first secretary and other officers were Mrs. Sam Stover, Mrs. Peter Leidich and Mrs. Mary Steckel. Listen to this, husbands became honorary members for $1.00 a year.

In 1892 this remarkable woman organized a Children's Mission Band in each church. In 1891 the Missionary Society celebrated its first Thankoffering and proudly sent $26.39 to synod.

In 1901 a group of ladies were enjoying a quiet conversation at the church picnic. Remember those picnics? An imported band, a sumptuous picnic supper, playing "Drop The Handerchief" on the cemetery lawn?

On this particular afternoon Grandma Melchior joined the ladies. They remarked about the fun everyone was having, the good attendance of the Missionary Society and the mission band, when Grandma said, "Yes, but I wish we could do something for the babies." "What?" said the ladies, "Well, some churches are organizing cradle rolls," said Grandma. Addie Hindenach, (Mrs. Peter) had baby Paul in her arms, only a few weeks old, "Here's your first member," said Addie, and the ladies spent the rest of the afternoon enrolling babies at the picnic in the Cradle Roll.

Talk about Women's Lib! There's nothing new under the sun, they say, and I agree. Grandma was president of the Women's Missionary Society of Eastern Pennsylvania Synod; she was a delegate to the National Convention in New York, and a delegate to the National Sunday School Convention in Boston.

Grandma's scrapbook, which was left to me, has newspaper
clippings of her speeches and copies of articles she wrote on topics such as these: "Beautifying Your Schoolgrounds," "The Home Garden," "Home Beauty," "Care of the Elderly," "Importance and Freedom of Women," "The Relation of Parents to the School," and many others. She organized the "Springfield Literary Society" where the members studied poetry and drama. By the way, did you know that Springtown once had a flourishing newspaper, "The Springtown Times"?

Grandma was also a botanist, and in the summer, when the cousins were home she took us on "studies," and to this day I can identify almost every wild flower in wood or meadow.

This great lady was also a fascinating story teller, and over and over, she told us the stories of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's address, which she experienced. My book, "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln," is based on her stories.

And now from the Civil War to the horrible First World War and the evils thereof. The men went off to war, others raised food, the women rolled bandages, everyone went to the mills, and as families moved into the area to work at Bethlehem Steel, something good happened at Durham. New names appeared on the church-rolls: Keleman, Gubish, Gerenzer, Doklan, Dolna, Kukoda, Chasar, Chavar, Ballek, Pagliaro, Pektor and many more. New blood and new life came to the congregation and this was good.

I remember sitting on the front porch at Grandpa Leidich's when I was a small child listening to him carry on a conversation with his good friend and neighbor, George Gerenzer. George spoke Hungarian, Grandpa spoke Pennsylvania German, but they understood each other and thus America grew, Durham Church doing its part.

Another flashback! You will remember that I skipped my mother Mary and father Charlie when speaking of the families. I believe I left us small children on the farm. We all grew up: Anna and I became teachers; Helen, a nurse; and Tony a merchant. I married a Methodist and was away for a while. Anna married Ray Foellner, a Lutheran minister from the Nockamixon parish and moved out of the area but always comes home to renew old ties. Helen married Montfort Nicholas and Tony married Lillian Thomas, a member of the Brethren Church.

I want to share with you a bit of history of the Nicholas' family. Steward and Annie had two children, Mabel, and S. Linford, known to you all. Elmer and Laura had four sons: Orville who married Grace Nicholas, and whose widow, children and grand-children are members here; Marcus, who married Evelyn Berger, both staunch church workers and Evelyn is sister to the Berger brothers, all active in the church, with their families; Montfort, who married my baby sister Helen, whose three daughters and four grandchildren are busy at Durham, and Raymond, who married Helen King, yet another church family consisting of Mary, Newton, and Clarence, all Durhamites.

Stewart Nicholas died, leaving Annie with two children to raise, as did Laura, who left Elmer with four young sons. Later Elmer and Annie were married, brought up the six children and had one of their own, Earl, who married Grace Eichline, and whose daughter Billie Fleck is one of our members with her children.

I haven't been able to name all the families that helped to
build Durham. There are many more: Clara Gross who taught Sunday School, who was in charge of the Christmas program for many years, who was made a Life Member of the Missionary Society in honor of her self-sacrificing work; Mrs. John Frankenfield, Arlene's-mother, who gave unstintingly of her time and energy to the church and Sunday School; Russell Hess, Sunday School Superintendent and council member, now living in Florida, and cousin Milton Melchior, blinded in a blasting accident, father of John, whose widow Carrie, past 80, is here every Sunday with her son Harold and his wife Virginia. Then there's Esther Melchor Crouse, granddaughter of cousin Oliver Melchor, church worker and mother of a church family.

It hasn't all been hard work, problems and tears along the way. There have been some funny things such as when Grandma was very pregnant with Aunt Mary, and Grandpa brought his three little boys to church. He put Willie and Charlie in the front pew where he could watch them, and took Monty, the tricky one up in the pulpit with him, where he couldn't get into trouble. In the middle of the sermon Grandpa felt he was losing his audience and became very nervous. After awhile there was some open tittering. People seemed to be looking through him! He turned to see Monty waving his arms, shaking his head, and mimicking his poor father!

Some years later, when Charlie was courting Mary, there was a terrible snow storm on a Saturday night. Grandpa and Grandma advised Charlie to stay home, but he had to see his Mary, hitched up Dan in the sleigh, and went to see his girl. The storm got worse and Grandpa Leidich invited him to spend the night, but he knew his parents wouldn't approve of that, so he started for home. Going down the church hill they hit a snow bank. The sleigh turned over and Charlie fell out. The sleigh righted itself, and old Dan took off, finding his way to home and the barn yard. It was daybreak when poor Charlie walked in, after tramping five miles in the deep snow.

Many years later Grandpa had a big church wedding and went to the reception at the house. He was never a heavy eater but the mince pie was so good that he ate three pieces! When he got home he had a headache, but attributed it to over eating. He told Grandma about the pie and suggested that she get the recipe. She did. Now Grandpa was a teetotaler, so you can imagine his chagrin when he learned the filling for those mince pies had been soaked in brandy for three months! There are many more stories, but that's for another time. Let's get back to history.

I believe I left you with the Great War. Let's go back to 1904 when Grandpa celebrated his 25th anniversary. The newspaper account says, "The pastor was presented a handsome silver tray which cost $7.00 and on it were 81 silver dollars, gifts from the congregation." At this time he had baptized 1,546 babies, confirmed 1,037, and married 720 couples, and conducted 950 funerals.

Back again to 1919 and Grandpa's 40th anniversary. A huge service was held and Grandpa was presented with a check to buy a car. He was still driving a horse and buggy. The money was used to buy a brand new Maxwell which Grandpa certainly appreciated but refused to learn to drive. My father was the chauffeur. Either my father couldn't drive or the Maxwell was a lemon, because it was always in trouble! However, the hearts of the people were overflowing with love and respect when they bought that Maxwell; and Grandpa loved to ride in it.

Grandpa wanted to preach for 50 years but he didn't quite make it. He died September 8, 1928 at the age of 79. More than 2,000 people attended his funeral. He had baptized 2,715 persons, some of them adults, married 829 couples, confirmed 1,700 people and held 1,250 funerals.

Even today, 52 years after his death people come up to me and say, "Your grandfather baptized me or confirmed me or married me.
He was a wonderful man," and I'm sure he was. To us, as children, he was austere, always telling us to be good, having long hours of worship before and after meals and telling us that playing cards and dancing were sinful. Such were the times!

Visits to Grandpa Leidich meant long walks in the fields among his flocks of sheep, feeding tiny white pigs in the barn, a nickel for my bank, peppermints from his pocket, and rides to Easton to market in the big spring wagon.

Thus were our lives molded.

There are stories of many more families here at Durham. I couldn't possibly include them all. All shared in their love of God and each other. Everyone helped to build Durham Lutheran Church. Next year some of us will be missing, but others will be here to take our place.

I should like to close with a little poem that Leah Kneebone sent me last week, entitled "Let Me Grow Lovely" by Karl Baker.

Let me grow lovely growing old,
So many fine things do.
Laces and ivory and gold
And silks need not be new.
And there is healing in old trees,
Old streets a glamour hold,
Why may not I, as well as they,
Grow lovely growing old?

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[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 3 January 1984]

Margaret Seylar, Bucks Educator, Dead At Age 75
January 03, 1984|The Morning Call

Margaret M. Seylar, 75, a prominent Bucks County educator and author who served many years as a professor at Lehigh University, died Sunday night in Quakertown Hospital after a long illness.
She was the widow of Robert P. Seylar and lived on Route 412 in Riegelsville.
The winner of many awards for her work in education, she was also praised for her writing, poetry and humanitarian activities.
"She was widely recognized in Pennsylvania for her early pioneering of elementary school libraries," said one retired administrator last night.
Mrs. Seylar, who lived almost her entire life in Upper Bucks, began her career as a teacher at age 17 in a one-room schoolhouse in Springfield Township, where she served 18 years before moving to Hunterdon County, N.J., to teach one year.
She returned to Upper Bucks in what was the turning point of her career, joining the Deep Run Valley School System, which operated rural elementary buildings and a secondary system for several townships near Perkasie. After teaching three more years, she turned to administration and served eight years as elementary supervisor for the district and eight more as supervising principal.
In a move she considered as one of her major achievements, she closed all the district's one-room buildings during her tenure and replaced them with modern elementary structures among the seven major building projects she directed. One of the Hilltown Township buildings was named in her honor.
She left the public school system when the Sellersville, Perkasie and Deep Run systems consolidated into the large Pennridge School District, which established its offices in Perkasie.
Later she joined the staff at Lehigh University, where she spent 12 years as director of its intern teaching program.
She wrote and published considerable prose and poetry. Possibly her best- known book was "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln."
Mrs. Seylar had degrees from Kutztown State College and Lehigh University and did other graduate work at Columbia and Pennsylvania State universities.
Among her awards was the "Key Woman in Education" in 1950, "Educator of the Year" by the Pennsylvania Elementary Principals Association in 1974, and "Educator of the Year" in 1982 by the Pennsylvania Retired Public School Employees Association.
Educators said she was widely recognized for her advanced work in school curriculum.
One of her last projects was with the Durham Evangelical Lutheran "Young at Heart" church school and library.
She is survived by three adopted children, Mrs. Rachael Stonebach of Brevard, N.C., Mrs. Elsie Woolf of Riegelsville R.1 and Donald Broadhecker of Springtown; a brother, Milton Melchior of Easton R.4; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Foellner of Manheim and Mrs. Helen Nicholas of Riegelsville; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church, Durham. There will be no calling hours. The Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 11 Oct 1908.

• Occupation: 10 Apr 1930. 164 Public school teacher

Margaret had a relationship with Robert Seylar on 22 Aug 1934.75

Children from this marriage were:

   368 F    i. Rachel Beatty 14 was born on 18 Sep 1921314 and died after 10 Feb 2014.315

Rachel married Donald Stonebach.14

+ 369 M    ii. Donald Broadhecker was born on 10 Mar 1930 in Wilson, Northampton, Pennsylvania316 and died on 11 Feb 2001 in St. Luke's Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania316 at age 70.

+ 370 F    iii. Elsie 314 was born about 1934.317

243. Anna Mary Melchior was born on 11 Nov 1910 in South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,75 died on 27 Apr 2000 in Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania at age 89, and was buried after 27 Apr 2000 in Durham Union Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Anna was Anna May Melchior.75

General Notes:

[Source: Social Security Death Index]

Name: Anna M. Foellner
SSN:189-36-9324
Last Residence:17543 Lititz, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born:11 Nov 1910
Died:27 Apr 2000
State (Year) SSN issued:Pennsylvania (1962 )
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

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[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 28 April 2000]

Anna M. Foellner

April 28, 2000|The Morning Call

Anna M. Foellner, 89, of Luther Acres, Lititz, Lancaster County, formerly of Manheim, Lancaster County, Woodland, Pa., and Renovo, Clinton County, died Thursday, April 27, in Lancaster General Hospital. She was the wife of the Rev. Raymond Foellner who died in 1993.

A 1930 graduate of the Kutztown Normal School, she was an elementary teacher at Manheim Central from 1955 until retiring in 1971. Previously she taught in Hellertown, 1930-36.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Mary (Leidich) Melchior.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim.

Survivors: Daughter, Jean F., wife of the Rev. Fred C. Michelson of Austintown, Ohio; sons, Dr. Richard P. of Paxton, Ill., Donald L. of Walnutport; sister, Helen Nicholas of Riegelsville, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Services: 7:30 p.m. today in the Chapel of the Good Samaritan at Luther Acres. Visitation in the chapel 6:30-7:30 p.m. today. Additional services 11 a.m. Saturday, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Durham. Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the church.

Contributions: Zion Lutheran Church, or Luther Acres Manor.

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: According to Miriam Rau, Anna and Raymond had three children

• Fact 2: According to Miriam Rau, Helen was a teacher

• Fact 3: 16 Jan 1999. 261 Still living -- mentioned in brother Milton's obituary

• Born: Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.

Anna married Rev. Raymond Foellner,75,283 son of Paul Foellner and Sally May Bean,33 on 13 Jun 1936.75 Raymond was born on 1 Mar 1909,197,283 was baptized on 6 Jun 1909 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,93,283 died on 25 Dec 1993197 at age 84, and was buried about 29 Dec 1993 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

General Notes:

[Source: Social Security Death Index <http://www.ancestry.com]

Name:Raymond Foellner
Last Residence:17543 Lititz, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Born:1 Mar 1909
Died:25 Dec 1993
State Pennsylvania
SSN issued: (1956-1957 )

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[Source: Descendants of Nicholas Buck, Robert Walsh]
Name: Raymond FOELLNER
Sex: M
Title: Rev.
Birth: 1909 in Revere, Bucks Co., Pa 2
Death: 25 DEC 1993 in Luther Acres Nursing Home, Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa 1 2
Burial: 30 DEC 1993 Durham Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Durham, Bucks Co., Pa 2

Morning Call
Tuesday, 28th December, 1993
page B-06

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Pastor:
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Renovo, Clinton Co. 1971-1974
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim, Lancaster Co. 1952-1971
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Woodlyn, Delaware Co. 1937-1952

Principal and Math teacher:
Nockamixon High School, Bucks Co. 1930-1933

Graduated:
Kutztown Normal School 1930
Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, Adams Co. 1936

Father: Paul FOELLNER
Mother: Sally BEAN
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Married: JUN 1936 2

Sources:

Title: The Easton Daily Express Times/Easton Express/Express Times-Obituaries
Repository:
Note: Personal Papers/RGWalsh
Call Number:
Media: Newspaper
Title: The Morning Call/Obituaries
Repository:
Note: Personal Collection/RGWalsh I
Call Number:
Media: Newspaper

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[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 28 December 1993]

Rev. Raymond Foellner, Retired Lutheran Minister And Bucks Educator
December 28, 1993|The Morning Call

The Rev. Raymond Foellner, 84, formerly of Manheim, Lancaster County, died Saturday in Luther Acres Nursing Home, Lititz, Lancaster County. He was the husband of Anna M. (Melchior) Foellner. They were married 57 years in June.

He was pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Renovo, Clinton County, for three years before retiring as pastor emeritus in 1974.

He also was pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim, Lancaster County, 1952-71, and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Woodlyn, Delaware County, 1937-52.

Foellner was a math teacher and principal of Nockamixon High School, Bucks County, 1930-33.

He was a 1930 graduate of Kutztown Normal School and a 1936 graduate of Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, Adams County.

Born in Revere, he was a son of the late Paul and Sally (Bean) Foellner.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Renovo.

He was citizen of the year in Ridley Township, Delaware County, from 1940-41.

Survivors: Wife; daughter, Jean M., wife of the Rev. Fred C. Michelson of Austintown, Ohio; sons, Dr. Richard P. of Paxton, Ill., and Donald L. of Walnutport; sisters, Mabel, and Marian, wife of William Adams, both of Telford; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim, and 11 a.m. Thursday, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Durham, Durham Township. Call 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Zion Lutheran Church, and 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday in Durham Township church. Arrangements, Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: According to Miriam Rau, Raymond was a Lutheran pastor

• Occupation: 1932, Nockamixon Township Schools, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 318 Principal

• Graduated: May 1936, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennslvania

• Born: Revere, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 371 F    i. Jean Marie Foellner 75 was born on 15 Nov 1937.75

   372 M    ii. Richard Paul Foellner 75 was born on 26 Jul 1948.

   373 M    iii. Donald Lee Foellner 75 was born on 19 Sep 1949.75

244. Helen Irene Melchior 75 was born on 20 May 1913 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, was baptized on 20 Jul 1913 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 16 Apr 2006260 at age 92, and was buried after 16 Apr 2006 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18 April 2006]

NEWS
Helen M. Nicholas

By The Morning Call | April 18, 2006

Helen M. Nicholas, age 92, formerly of Riegelsville, PA, died Sunday in Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown, PA. She was a registered nurse and was last employed at Quakertown Hospital for 15 years, retiring in 1977. Born May 20, 1913 in Springfield Township, PA, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Leidich Melchior. She and her husband, E. Montford Nicholas, who died in 1993, owned and operated a dairy farm in Durham Township, PA for over 30 years. The couple was also actively involved in the Easton Food Bank Collection.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 26 May 1913. 75

Helen married E. Montford Nicholas,33 son of Elmer Clayton Nicholas 319 and Laura S. Kressman,319 on 25 Apr 1935.75 E. was born on 6 Sep 1909,319 died on 13 Jun 1993 at his home, Edgewood Road, Riegelsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 83, and was buried after 13 Jun 1993 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for E. were E. Montfort Nicholas, Montford Nicholas, and75 Montfort Nicholas.320

Marriage Notes:

[Source: The Sunday Call-Chronicle, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 26 May 1985]

E. Montford Nicholas
May 26, 1985|Sunday Call-Chronicle

Helen and E. Montford Nicholas of Riegelsville were honored April 14 with a 50th wedding anniversary party given by their children at the Riegelsville Fire Hall. The couple, who were married April 25, 1935, have four daughters, Lois Altemose, Riegelsville R.1; Phyllis Bachman, Easton; Kathleen Kreibel, Topton; Laura, Camden, N.J., and six grandchildren.

The couple owned a dairy farm along Riegelsville R.1, which Mr. Nicholas ran for 30 years. Mrs. Nicholas, a nurse, was the night supervisor at Quakertown Community Hospital for 15 years prior to her retirement in 1976.


General Notes:

[Source: Valentine Nicholas Descendants, 18 March 2007, http://www.kunsman-eichlin.net/Nicholas,%20Valentine%20-%20Descendants.pdf]

40. Elmer Montford8 Nicholas, (Elmer Clayton7, Jacob6, George5, Daniel4, Christian3, John Valentine2, Valentine1) b. 06-SEP-1909 in Kintnersville, Bucks Co., PA, d. 13-JUN-1993 in Riegelsville, Bucks Co., PA. He married Helen I. Melchior, b. 20-MAY-1913 in Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., PA, (daughter of Charles Melchior and Mary Leidich) d. 16-APR-2006 in Hellertown, Northampton Co., PA.

Children:
i. Lois M.9 Nicholas. She married James Altemose.
ii. Phyllis Nicholas. She married Val Lanshe.
iii. Kathleen M. Nicholas. She married Bruce Kriebel.
iv. Laura J. Nicholas. She married Jose Sanchez.

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[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 14 June 1993]

E. Montford Nicholas
June 14, 1993|The Morning Call

E. Montford Nicholas, 83, of Edgewood Road, Riegelsville, died Sunday at home. He was the husband of Helen I. (Melchior) Nicholas.

He was a farmer in Durham Township, Bucks County, for 39 years, retiring in 1977. He also worked for the former American Can Co., Dixie Cup Div., Easton, for 15 years.

Born in Kintnersville, he was a son of the late Elmer and Laura (Kressman) Nicholas.

He was a member and former councilman of Durham Lutheran Church, and served on the church's property committee for many years.

Survivors: Wife; daughters, Lois M. Altemose of Durham Township, Phyllis M. Lanshe of Easton, Kathleen M. Kriebel of Mertztown, and Laura J. of Camden, N.J.; brothers, S. Linford, and D. Raymond, both of Riegelsville, and J. Earle of Kintnersville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: According to Miriam Rau, Montfort Nicholas was a farmer

Children from this marriage were:

   374 U    i. Unknown Child Nicholas .

+ 375 F    ii. Lois Anne Nicholas 75 was born on 7 Oct 1936.75

+ 376 F    iii. Phyllis Mae Nicholas 75 was born on 3 Apr 1941.

+ 377 F    iv. Kathleen Nicholas 75 was born on 1 Apr 1944.75

   378 F    v. Laura Jean Nicholas 75 was born about 1954.14 Another name for Laura is Nicholas.

Laura married Jose Sanchez before 29 Mar 2008.321 Another name for Jose is \ Sanchez.321

245. Milton Oliver "Tony" Melchior 75 was born on 16 Jul 1916 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75 was baptized on 27 Aug 1916 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 15 Jan 1999 in Easton Hospital (Pronounced Dead), Easton, Pennsylvania261 at age 82. Another name for Milton was Tony Melchior.

General Notes:

Source: Allentown Morning Call (Pennsylvania), Obituaries, 1998-1999

Headline: MILTON "TONY" MELCHIOR
Publication Date: January 16, 1999
Source: Allentown Morning Call
Obituary: Milton "Tony" Melchior, 82, formerly of Williams Township, was stricken in his home in Palmer Township, Thursday, Jan. 14 and pronounced dead Friday, Jan. 15, in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of Lillian G. (Thomas). They were married for 60 years in March. He was a produce manager for Heights Market, Bethlehem, for more than 12 years before retiring in 1996. He previously worked for the Shopwell Market, Allentown for 18 years. Born in Springfield Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Leidich) Melchior. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Durham.
Survivors: Wife; daughters, Judith Hitzel of Phillipsburg and Karen Koplin of Williams Township; sisters, Helen M. Nicholas of Riegelsville and Anna Foellner of Lititz, Lancaster County, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements, Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville.
Contributions: To the church memorial fund.
(Copyright 1999)

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: Had a store in Durham, Pennsylvania

• Fact 2: Also known as Tony

• Fact 3: 16 Jan 1999. 261 Had at least six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren -- mentioned as survivors in Milton's obituary


Milton married Lillian Thomas,75 daughter of John Thomas and Maria Wingard, on 16 Mar 1938.75 Lillian was born on 3 Jul 1919 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, died on 29 Oct 2013 in Palmer Township, , Pennsylvania at age 94, and was buried after 29 Oct 2013 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Lillian was Lillian G. Thomas.

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania,

Lillian Melchior

Lillian G. Melchior, 94, of Palmer Township, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at her home. Born July 3, 1919 in Coopersburg, PA, she was a daughter of the late John and Maria Wingard Thomas. Her husband of over 60 years, Milton Melchior, died January 15, 1999. She and her husband owned and operated a general store in Durham, PA, for many years. Lillian was a member of Durham Lutheran Church. Survivors: Two daughters, Karen Koplin of Williams Twp., PA and Judy Hitzel of Phillipsburg, NJ; a sister, Mary Hixson of Quakertown, PA; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by seven sisters, Elda, Evelyn, Susan, Lydia, Ethel, Kathryn, and Jeanette. Services: 10 a.m., Saturday, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. Call Saturday, 9 to 10 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be in Durham Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Durham Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 100, 821 Durham Road, Durham, PA 18039.

Published in Morning Call on Oct. 31, 2013


Children from this marriage were:

+ 379 F    i. Judith Ann Melchior 75 was born on 3 Oct 1943.75

+ 380 F    ii. Karen Louise Melchior 75,79 was born on 28 Dec 1945.75


246. Mary Katharyn Rau 14 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.14 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,14 Katharyn Rau Buckley Hannam, and322 Mary Kathryn Rau.75

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: Brψderbund 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 \emdash 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 \emdash 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:

• Occupation: 14 School Teacher

• Occupation: Between 1951 and 1952. 14 Waitress, Quakertown, Pennsylvania (where she met Pierre)

• Occupation: Between 1953 and 1964, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey. 14 Co-owner with Pierre Hannam, Hannam's Sundry Shop

• Education: Between 1964 and 1967. 14 Unknown (teacher certification?), Glassboro State College, New Jersey

• Graduated: 1940, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 322 Bachelor of Arts

• Graduated: 1951, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 322 Master of Arts

Mary married Henry Albin Buckley,307 son of Harry A. Buckley 323 and Mary Ahern,324 on 12 May 1941.307 Henry was born about Jul 1916 in Pennsylvania.140 Other names for Henry are Henry Buckley,75 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:

• Marriage Fact: 325 Melchior Genealogy (M.S. Rau) - Katharyn divorced, remarried 22 March 1949, divorced a second time 18 June 1951

• Marriage: 22 Mar 1949, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 326 This was a remarriage for them

• Divorced: 18 Jun 1951, Pennsylvania. 326 This was their second divorce

General Notes:

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

Katharyn Rau Hannam spelled his middle name as "Albany".

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[Source: Telephone conversation, Henry Hannam and John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 November 2012]

Henry Hannam says Katharyn Hannam once told him that her first husband was 'homosexual' and was also a heavy drinker (possibly alcoholic) and a gambler. He also said Henry Albin Buckley served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He could not pass the physical for military service.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 381 M    i. Henry Floyd Hannam 14 was born on 23 Dec 1941 in Jenkintown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania,307 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. (Relationship to Father: Adopted,327 Relationship to Mother: Adopted)


Mary next married Pierre Hannam,14,75 son of Marcel Hannam and Laure Bock, on 14 Feb 1953 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Pierre was born on 12 Apr 1919 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France,14 was baptized on 28 Apr 1919 in Sanctum Josephum, Mulhouse, , Alsace, France, died on 22 Sep 1995 in Pfastatt, , Alsace, France328 at age 76, and was buried in Cremated in France (Name listed on gravestone with Katharyn Hannam in Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.14 The cause of his death was lung cancer (died of a heart attack in the home he shared with Denise Grun).

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:

• Marriage Fact: 79 Melchior Genealogy (M.S. Rau) - Pierre & Katharyn married 16 Nov 1952

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

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

General Notes:

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

Pierre Hannam died in 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. 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. 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 riots of the 1960s, the store 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 French 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.

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: 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)

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[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:

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

• Emigrated: 18 Jan 1951. France to United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children from this marriage were:

+ 382 M    i. John-Pierre Marcel Hannam 14 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.

+ 383 F    ii. Christianne Louise Hannam 14 was born on 9 Dec 1954 in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey.14

+ 384 F    iii. Rebecca Jane Hannam 14 was born on 29 May 1956 in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey.14


248. Nellie M. Myers 75,79 was born on 30 Sep 1895,75,79,166,276 died on 7 Oct 1975 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 80, and was buried after 7 Oct 1975 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Nellie was Nellie Melchior Myers.33


Nellie married Henry Shelly Shull 329 on 7 Oct 1916.75.,79 Henry was born on 6 Feb 1893 in Danboro, Bucks, Pennsylvania,329 died on 17 Sep 1938 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania33 at age 45, and was buried after 17 Sep 1938 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Henry were Henry Shull and75 Henry S. Shull.79

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Officiant: 7 Oct 1916. 276 Rev. O.H. Melchior

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1 Feb 1893, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 276

• Occupation: 5 Jun 1917, Danboro, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 329 Clerk in General Store (working for Noah Shull, possibly his father or uncle)

Children from this marriage were:

   385 M    i. Elmer M. Shull 75,79,330 was born on 10 Mar 191775,79,166,190 and died on 11 Mar 196875,166 at age 51.

General Notes:

[Source: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name: Elmer M Shull
Birth Year: 1917
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania
State: Pennsylvania
County or City: Bucks

Enlistment Date: 10 Aug 1942
Enlistment State: Pennsylvania
Enlistment City: Allentown
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 1 year of high school
Civil Occupation: Motorcyclist
Marital Status: Married
Height: 66
Weight: 125

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[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Aug 6, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.73383.41]

Individual: Shull, Elmer
Birth date: Mar 10, 1917
Death date: Mar 1968
State of issue: PA

Elmer married Mildred Gruver 75 before 10 Aug 1942.330 Mildred was born in 1918.75

Elmer next married Louise D. Brand 75 after 5 Apr 1947.331

+ 386 F    ii. Helen Clare Shull 75,79 was born on 23 Oct 1920,75,79 died on 12 Aug 196875 at age 47, and was buried after 12 Aug 1968 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

   387 F    iii. Carolyn Lois Shull 75,79 was born on 23 Dec 1923.75,79

Carolyn married Wayne B. Moyer.75 Wayne died on 15 May 1969.75

Carolyn next married Edgar Reed.75

   388 M    iv. Ray Henry Shull 79 was born on 20 May 1927.79

249. Oliver Arthur Myers 17,75,79 was born on 24 Oct 1898,17,75,79 died on 26 Jul 1988 in Age 89 Years75 at age 89, and was buried after 26 Jul 1988 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.17

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: 1988. 17

Oliver married Hazel Furness,17,75,79 daughter of Charles Furnace 332,333 and Minnie Haney Furnace,332,333 on 23 Jun 1923.17.,79 Hazel was born on 23 Oct 1889 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,17 died on 28 Jun 1997 in Peter Becker Home, Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA17 at age 107, and was buried on 2 Jul 1997 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.17

General Notes:

[Source: Robert G. Walsh, Nicholas Buck (of Bucks Co., Pa) & Interjoining Families, Updated: 2007-03-18]

Obituary:
THE MORNING CALL
Allentown, Pa
Monday, 30th June, 1997
page B-08
Name: Hazel F. Furness
Born: 1889 in Tinicum Township, Bucks Co., Pa
Died: 28th June, 1997 in Peter Becker Home, Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa
Daughter of: Charles & Minnie Haney Furness
Widow of: O. Arthur Myers (died 1988)
Occupation: Taught all 8 grades, One room Tohickon Hill School, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa until 1923 when she was married

Survivors: daughters: Verna E., wife of Theodore H. Groff, of Pekasie, Pa Doris E. Myers, of Perkasie, Pa brother: Warren E. Myers, of Doylestown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
4 grandchildren
7 great-grandchildren

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 23 Oct 1898. 75

Children from this marriage were:

   389 F    i. Doris Evelyn Myers 17,79 was born on 8 Apr 1925.79

   390 F    ii. Vera Eleanor Myers 17,79 was born on 16 Mar 1927.79 Another name for Vera is Verna Eleanor Myers.17

250. Clara Elizabeth Myers 75,79 was born on 4 Feb 190275,79 and died in Jan 1989 in , , Pennsylvania at age 86.

Clara married Edward Hager 75,79 on 11 Oct 1923.79 Edward died on 26 Aug 1959.75

Children from this marriage were:

   391 M    i. Edward Clyde Hager 79 was born on 27 Oct 192479 and died on 7 Feb 192979 at age 4.

   392 M    ii. Robert M. Hager 79 was born on 10 Sep 192679 and died in Aug 1986166,197 at age 59.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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 6, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.94508.17]

Individual: Hager, Robert
Birth date: Sep 10, 1926
Death date: Aug 1986
State of issue: PA
Zip of last payment: 18917

   393 M    iii. Donald M. Hager 79 was born on 20 Jul 1931.79

   394 M    iv. John Leonard Hager 79 was born on 15 May 1937.79

251. Hobart Myers 79 was born on 28 Mar 190475,79,166 and died in Nov 1981 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania166 at age 77. Another name for Hobart was Harry Hobart Myers.75

Hobart married Alma Seifert 75,79 on 24 Aug 1927.79 Alma was born on 19 Sep 1906166 and died on 15 Mar 1994 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania166 at age 87.

The child from this marriage was:

   395 M    i. Hobart Myers Jr. 79 was born on 16 May 192879,166,190 and died on 23 Jun 1992166,190 at age 64.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Aug 5, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.28106.72]

Individual: Myers, Hobart
Birth date: May 16, 1928
Death date: Jun 23, 1992
Last residence: 18926
State of issue: PA

Hobart married Blanca Michener 79 on 21 May 1950.79

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 1 Nov 1932, Gardenville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 291

252. Elva May Myers 18,75,79 was born on 23 Jun 190875,79 and died on 11 Oct 198675 at age 78.

Elva married Floyd Freyling,18,79,334,335 son of Arthur P. Friling 334,335 and Ida K. Trauger,334,335 on 22 Sep 1929. Floyd was born on 16 Sep 1907 in Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,75,334,335 died on 18 Jan 1967 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania75,334,335 at age 59, and was buried on 21 Jan 1967 in Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.334,335 Another name for Floyd was Floyd Friling.75

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 334,335 Farmer

Children from this marriage were:

   396 M    i. William Floyd Freyling 18,79 was born on 23 Jun 193079 and died on 28 Mar 193579 at age 4.

   397 F    ii. Arlene M. Freyling 18,79 was born on 5 May 1934.79

Arlene married Herbert Lear 18,79 on 22 Sep 1953.79

   398 M    iii. Wayne M. Freyling 18,79 was born on 25 Oct 1935.79


253. Lester Melcher 279 was born on 8 Apr 1905,79 died on 9 Jul 196575 at age 60, and was buried after 9 Jul 1965 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Lester was Lester Melchior 75.,79

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 8 Apr 1907. 75

Lester married Mary Etta Worthington 33 on 29 Jun 1929.79 Mary was born on 27 Sep 1908,33 died on 7 Feb 200033 at age 91, and was buried after 7 Feb 2000 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Mary were Marietta Worthington and79 Maryetta Worthington.75

Children from this marriage were:

   399 M    i. James Lewis Melchior 18,79 was born on 20 May 193379 and died before 5 Feb 2016.33 Another name for James was James Melcher.33

James married Anne \\.

+ 400 M    ii. Robert Worthington Melchior 79 was born on 1 Jul 1934,79 died on 5 Feb 2016 in Belle Haven Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 81, and was buried about 5 Feb 2016 in Cremated.33

255. Elizabeth May Kreibel 75,79 was born on 29 Jul 190275,79 and died before 13 Dec 1975. Another name for Elizabeth was Elizabeth May Kriebel.

Elizabeth married Howard Miller 75,79 on 12 Sep 1923.79 Howard died on 25 Nov 1962.75

Children from this marriage were:

   401 F    i. Edith May Miller 79 was born on 10 Dec 192479 and died on 21 May 192979 at age 4.

   402 F    ii. Esther Marie Miller 79 was born on 29 Nov 192679 and died on 21 Feb 192879 at age 1.

   403 M    iii. William Howard Miller 79 was born on 21 Apr 1929.79

   404 F    iv. Myrtle Irene Miller 79 was born on 5 Nov 1930.79

   405 F    v. Bertha Lorraine Miller 79 was born on 6 Jul 1935.79

256. Clarence M. Kreibel 75,79 was born on 8 Apr 190579 and died in Aug 1985 at age 80. Another name for Clarence was Clarence M. Kriebel.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 7 Apr 1905. 75

Clarence married Helen Hager 75,79 on 21 Apr 1928.79 Helen died after 27 Apr 1953.336

The child from this marriage was:

   406 M    i. Clarence Elmer Kriebel 79 was born on 6 May 1929.79


257. Myrtle M. Kreibel 75,79 was born on 5 Nov 1907,75,79 died on 21 Mar 195575 at age 47, and was buried after 21 Mar 1955 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Myrtle was Myrtle M. Kriebel.


Myrtle married Lester S. Fulmer,337 son of Maurice Fulmer and Emma Schick, on 10 Nov 1928.79 Lester was born on 11 Oct 1904, died in Aug 1976 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 71, and was buried about Aug 1976 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Lester were Lester Fulmer,75 and79 Lester Shick Fulmer.33

Children from this marriage were:

   407 F    i. Betty Jean Fulmer 79 was born on 19 Sep 1929,79 died on 21 Apr 1964 in Doylestown Emergency Hospital, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania338 at age 34, and was buried after 21 Apr 1964 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

General Notes:

The Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 23 April 1964, page 2]

BETTY FULMER
Miss Belly J. Fulmer. 34, a billing clerk at Doylestown Hospital, died Tuesday in the hospital.
A resident of Dublin since 1933, she was born in PIumstead Township, a daughter of Lester S. Fulmer and the late Myrtle Kriebel Fulmer. Her mother died nine years ago.
She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Dub­lin, and sang in the church choir. She was active in other church activities.
Survivors include her father. Lester S. Fulmer, Dublin; a sister, Mrs. Doris Gural, wife of Eugene GuraI, Frenchtown, N.J.; a brother, Martin Fulmer, Perkasie RR 2; a grandmother, Mrs. Mabel Kriebel, Dublin.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Dub­lin. Friends may call Friday af­ter 7 p.m. at the church parlor. In Iieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the office force, Doylestown Hospital Building Fund, or St. Luke's Memorial Fund, care of Mrs. Robert Kehr, Dublin. Burial will be made in
Ferndale Cemetery.

   408 F    ii. Doris Marie Fulmer 79 was born on 25 Jan 193279 and died after 21 Apr 1964.338

Doris married Eugene Gural 338 before 21 Apr 1964.338 Eugene died after 21 Apr 1964.338

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 21 Apr 1964, Frenchtown, Hunterdon, New Jersey. 338

   409 M    iii. Martin Fulmer 338 was born about Jun 1939 and died after 2 Sep 1976.339 Other names for Martin were Lester M. Fullmer and340 Marvin Fulmer.


259. Herbert Clarence Melchior 75,79,283 was born on 9 Aug 1910,79,283 was baptized on 25 Sep 1910 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,283 died on 8 Feb 198775 at age 76, and was buried in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Herbert was Herbert C. Melchor Sr..341

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 9 Aug 1911. 75

Herbert married Ruth Renninger 79 on 12 May 1934.79 Ruth was born on 24 Jul 1909, died on 11 Mar 2002 at age 92, and was buried in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Ruth was Ruth Renniger (Trexler).75

Marriage Notes:

NOTE: This individual is listed as a son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Melchor but the last name is Renninger. Therefore, I suspect that he was either adopted or was a son of Mrs. Melchor from a previous marriage.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 April 2006

[Source: Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, 19 June 1951]

CPL. H. D. RENNINGER
IS KOREAN CASUALTY
Former Springfield High Boy
Hit in Shoulder
REDS STEAL HIS RINGS

Dateline Illegible. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Melchor, Kintnersville. R. D. 1, have received word that their son, Cpi. Harry D. Renninger, 22, was wounded in action in Korea on May 25. His family said he was struck in the right shoulder while fighting with an air-bourne unit, and is now hospitalized in Tokyo.
According to a letter received by the family Renninger was wounded while riding in a 16-truck convoy, which was ambushed by the Chinese. Only five of the trucks got through. The rest fell into enemy hands when the Americans ran out of ammunition.
Struck by shell fragments, Renninger was held prisoner for about five hours, but was permitted to leave because of the rapidity of the Chinese retreat.
A Springfield High School student before he enlisted in the Army five years ago, Renninger wrote that the enemy took two rings, including his high school ring. and a wrist watch, but permitted him to keep a cheap Korean ring,
Following his release, Renninger worked his way back to a road, where be was picked up by French soldiers. He wrote that be knows of only one other American who escaped.
Prior to being assigned to Korea. Renninger was with the occupation forces in Japan for three years. He was returned to the United States in December, 1949, and left for Korea last October.

General Notes:

Possibly married before to a Renninger or had a son, Donald, out of wedlock. Donald may have been a younger brother of hers. Based on 1940 census.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 August 2012


Children from this marriage were:

   410 M    i. Donald Renninger was born about 1929 in Pennsylvania and died after 1951. (Relationship to Father: Step, Relationship to Mother: Unknown)

General Notes:

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

Cpl. H.D. Renninger was wounded in action in Korea on 25 May 1951. According to the article, he was wounded by shell fragments while riding in a convoy and was held prisoner by the Chinese for about five hours before being released.

   411 F    ii. Esther Irene Melchior 79 was born on 20 Feb 193479 and died after 28 Sep 1963.342

Esther married Robert S. Crouse 18,79 on 28 Mar 1953.79

+ 412 F    iii. Dorothy Martha Melchior 18,79 was born on 7 Feb 193579 and died after 25 Mar 2006.343

   413 M    iv. Herbert Clarence Melchior 79 was born on 26 Jan 1943.79 Other names for Herbert are Herbert C. Melchor and341 Herbert Clarence Melchor Jr..344

Herbert married Nancy M. Miller,341 daughter of Jack A. Miller 341 and \\,341 on 14 May 1960 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.341

Herbert next married Mollie Carole Morris 345 after 17 Jun 1971.344

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage License: Abt 22 Jun 1971, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 345

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pennsylvania, 17 June 1971]

Marriage Licenses

Herbert Clarence Melchor, Jr., Box 318, Kintnersville, and Mollie Carole Morris, RD1, Kintnersville.

   414 F    v. Marie Elizabeth Melchior 79 was born on 6 Mar 1948. Another name for Marie is Marie Elizabeth Melchor.346

General Notes:

[Source: Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1972]

Marriage Licenses

Mark Edward Wismer, 811 Durham Road, Riegelsville, and Marie Elizabeth Melchor, Box 323, Kintnersville.



Marie married Mark E. Wismer 33 about Jul 1971. Mark was born on 6 Mar 1948 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey,33 died on 20 Jan 2002 in Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 53, and was buried after 20 Jan 2002 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allenown, Pennsylvania, 21 January 2002\\

NEWS
Mark E. Wismer
The Morning Call | January 21, 2002
Mark E. Wismer, 54, of Kintnersville, died Jan. 20 in his home. He was the husband of Marie E. (Melchor) Wismer. They were married for 29 years last July. He was an auto body repairman for Easton Buick Co. for 37 years. Born in Phillipsburg, he was a son of Madalyn A. (Godown) Wismer of Riegelsville, and the late Edward Wismer. Survivors: Wife; mother; brother, Robert M. of Riegelsville; sister, Joan M. Willis of Nazareth. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, 327 Easton Road, Riegelsville.

   415 F    vi. Marlene Louise Melchior 18,79 was born on 6 Mar 1948.79 Another name for Marlene is Marlene Louise Melchor.

General Notes:

[Source: Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pennsylvania, 15 May 1970]

Marriage Licenses

Dwight Earl Free, RD1 Kintnersville, and Marlene Louise Melchor, RD1 Kintnersville.

Marlene married Dwight Earl Free about 15 Mar 1970.

260. Esther E. Shaddinger 75,79 was born on 7 Jun 1900,75,79 died on 3 May 1989166,190 at age 88, and was buried on Stone With Henry S. Wolfinger, Row 35, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.23 Another name for Esther was Esther Wolfinger.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Nov 13, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.115806.1]

Individual: Wolfinger, Esther
Birth date: Jun 7, 1900
Death date: May 3, 1989
State of issue: PA

Esther married Henry Wolfinger 23,75,79 on 4 Oct 1923.79 Henry was born in 1899,23 died in 197323 at age 74, and was buried in Nov 1973 in Row 35, St. Luke's Union Cemetery (New), Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.23 Another name for Henry was Henry S. Wolfinger.

General Notes:

[Source: Larry Hillpot website, "Hillpot Family Genealogy", Wolfinger Tombstones]

Wolfinger, Henry S. Born 1899 Died 1973

On stone with Esther E. Wolfinger, Row 35, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp.


Children from this marriage were:

   416 M    i. Chester Norman Wolfinger 79 was born on 22 Apr 1927.79

   417 M    ii. Stanley Carl Wolfinger 79 was born on 27 Apr 1930.79

General Notes:

The following is possibly a reference to this Stanley Wolfinger.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 December 2007

[Source: Social Security Death Index]

Social Security Death Index

Name:
Stanley Wolfinger
SSN:
179-26-0654
Born:
4 Apr 1930
Last Benefit:
18901 Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Died:
Aug 1978
State (Year) SSN issued:
Pennsylvania (1951 )
Source Citation: Number: 179-26-0654;Issue State: Pennsylvania;Issue Date: 1951.

261. Rachael M. Shaddinger 75,79 was born on 6 Jan 1903,75,79 died on 31 Mar 1992166,190 at age 89, and was buried in probably at Mechanicsville Cemetery (Lot Owner with Elmer Strouse), Lot G 88.23 Another name for Rachael was Rachael Strouse (Nee Shaddinger).

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Nov 13, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.86725.65]

Individual: Strouse, Rachel
Birth date: Jan 6, 1903
Death date: Mar 31, 1992
State of issue: PA

Rachael married Elmer O. Strouse,79,347 son of Ulysses Grant Strouse 25,28,347 and Anna Laura Overpeck,25,28,348 on 20 Jan 1926. Elmer was born on 29 Oct 1902,25,28,349 died on 31 Jan 199025,28,349 at age 87, and was buried in Lot Owner With Rachel Strouse, Mechanicsville Cemetery, Lot G 88.23 Other names for Elmer were Elmer Strouse,28 and347 Elmer C. Strouse.75

General Notes:

[Source: Unknown]

Lot owner with Rachel Strouse, Mechanicsville Cemetery, Lot G 88

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 350 Masonry Contractor, Curly Hill Road, Danboro (Plumsteadville), Pennsylvania

Children from this marriage were:

   418 M    i. E. Donald Strouse 79 was born on 19 Aug 1932.79

   419 F    ii. Verna Mary Strouse 79 was born on 28 Jul 1936.79

263. Martha E. Shaddinger 75,79 was born on 10 Nov 1907,75,79,166 died on 22 May 1998 in Easton, Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania166 at age 90, and was buried in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Martha married John Flagler 75,79 on 27 Jun 1931.79 John was born on 5 May 1906,166 died on 7 Jun 1969 in , , Pennsylvania75,166 at age 63, and was buried after 7 Jun 1969 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

Children from this marriage were:

+ 420 M    i. John Flagler 79 was born on 31 Aug 1932,79,166,197 died in Jun 1983166,197 at age 50, and was buried about Jun 1983 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

   421 M    ii. Glenn Flagler 79 was born on 9 Oct 1935,79 died on 25 Mar 200833 at age 72, and was buried after 25 Mar 2008 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33


265. Marian Emma Beer 284 was born on 27 Jun 1905,75,79,284 was baptized on 29 Oct 1905 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,284 died on 8 Nov 1997 in Rockhill Mennonite Community, West Rockhill Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania286 at age 92, and was buried on 13 Nov 1997 in Saint Lukes UCC Cemetery, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania.286 Another name for Marian was Marian E. Beer 75.,79

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 10 November 1997]

Marian B. Trauch
November 10, 1997|The Morning Call

Marian B. Trauch, 92, formerly of Doylestown, died Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Rockhill Mennonite Community, West Rockhill Township. She was the wife of the late Edward M. Trauch.

Born in Tullytown, Bucks County, she was a daughter of the late W. Wesley and Lottie M. (Melcher) Beer.

She was a member and former choir member and Sunday School teacher of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dublin.

Trauch was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Doylestown Chapter.

Survivors: Daughter, Mary Jane, wife of Donald H. Myers of Perkasie; sister, Evelyn, wife of Frank Koder of Telford, three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Thursday at church. Arrangements, Bernard Suess Funeral Home, Perkasie.

Contributions: To the church endowment fund.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: 8 Nov 1997, , Bucks, Pennsylvania. 166

Marian married Edward M. Trauch 286 on 26 Oct 1929.79 Edward was born on 8 Oct 1909, died on 25 Oct 1990 at age 81, and was buried after 25 Oct 1990 in Saint Lukes UCC Cemetery, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Other names for Edward were Edward Trauch,75 and79 Edward Myers Trauch.33

General Notes:

The following Social Security record might be for this individual, Edward Trauch.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 28 May 2006

[Source: Social Security Death Index Record]
Name:Edward M. Trauch
Born:8 Oct 1909
Died:25 Oct 1990
State (Year) SSN issued:Pennsylvania (1961-1962 )


The child from this marriage was:

+ 422 F    i. Mary Jane Trauch 79,351 was born on 25 Aug 1934.79

266. William Clyde Beer 283 was born on 21 Oct 1908,75,79,283 was baptized on 28 Mar 1909 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,93,283 and died before 15 May 2008. Other names for William were Clyde Beer,352 W. Clyde Beer 75. and79

William married Kate Worman 79 on 16 Sep 1931.79 Kate died on 2 Mar 1947.75 Another name for Kate was Katie Worman.75

The child from this marriage was:

   423 F    i. Dorothy Lois Beer 79 was born on 30 Jul 1935.79


268. John Harold Landis 75,79,292 was born on 28 Sep 1920,75,79,166 died on 10 Feb 2001 in Life Quest Nursing Home, Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 80, and was buried on 14 Feb 2001 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for John was Harold Landis.

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

John Harold Landis

Birth: Sep. 28, 1920
Death: Feb. 10, 2001

February 12, 2001|The Morning Call

H. Harold Landis, 80, of Quakertown, died Saturday, Feb. 10, in Life Quest Nursing Home, Milford Township. He was the husband of Ruth F. (Crouse) Landis. They were married for 55 years this month.

He was a salesman of kitchen products for the Fruchter Co., Philadelphia.

Born in Doylestown, he was a son of the late John S. and Emma (Melcher) Landis.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors: Wife; son, David of Quakertown; daughters, Sylvia E. of Culver City, Calif., Karen L. Lynch of Haddonfield, N.J.; sister, Arlene Cameron of Pipersville; two grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, 327 Easton Road, Riegelsville. Call 1-2 p.m. Wednesday.

Family links:
Parents:
John Shaddinger Landis (1895 - 1980)
Emma Louisa Melcher Landis (1899 - 1999)

Spouse:
Ruth Eleanora Crouse Landis (1923 - 2006)

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 35

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Apr 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107933911



John married Ruth Eleanora Crouse 181,186 on 2 Feb 1946.181.,186 Ruth was born on 22 Aug 1923 in Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,33 died on 13 Mar 2006 in Life Quest Nursing Home, Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 82, and was buried 3/17/006 in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Ruth Eleanora Crouse Landis

Birth: Aug. 22, 1923
Death: Mar. 13, 2006

March 14, 2006|The Morning Call

Ruth E. Landis, 82, formerly of Richland Township, Pa., died March 13 in Lifequest Nursing Home, Milford Township, Pa. Her husband, J. Harold Landis, died in February of 2001. Born August 22, 1923, in Kintnersville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Stacey and Ida (Eck) Crouse.

Survivors: A son, David and wife Denise of Coopersburg, Pa.; two daughters, Sylvia Landis of Santa Clara, California, Karen Lynch and husband Joseph of Haddonfield, N.J.; two grandchildren, David and Nicole Landis; a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, Stacey and Herbert Crouse, and Thomas Eck, and a sister, Mildred Shaffer.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, 327 Easton Rd., Riegelsville, Pa. Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Interment, Nockamixon Union Cemetery, Ferndale, Pa.

Family links:
Parents:
Stacy Britton Crouse (1877 - 1932)
Ida Caroline Eck Deal (1887 - 1967)

Spouse:
John Harold Landis (1920 - 2001)*

Siblings:
Thomas Eck (1915 - 1998)**
Mildred M. Crouse Schaefer/Shaffer (1917 - 2003)*
Ruth Eleanora Crouse Landis (1923 - 2006)

*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Burial:
Nockamixon Union Cemetery
Ferndale
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row 35

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Apr 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107933945


Children from this marriage were:

   424 M    i. David Landis .181.,186

   425 F    ii. Karen Lee Landis .181.,186

Karen married Joseph Holton Lynch Jr..353.,354

   426 F    iii. Sylvia Landis .181.,186


270. Paul Shafer Hoffman 56 was born on 12 Dec 1933 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania,56 died on 24 Mar 2008 in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester, New York56 at age 74, and was buried after 24 Mar 2008 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.33


Paul married Patricia Ann Rudisill.56 Patricia was born on 18 Aug 1936 in Hanover, Beaver, Pennsylvania,56 died on 23 May 2008 in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester, New York56 at age 71, and was buried after 23 May 2008 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.33

Children from this marriage were:

+ 427 M    i. Eric Paul Hoffman 56 was born on 16 Dec 1958 in Woodbury, , New Jersey.56

   428 F    ii. Julie Hoffman .56

   429 F    iii. Kathryn Hoffman .56

   430 F    iv. Margot Hoffman .56

274. Charles Fluck was born on 24 Nov 1911 and died in Jan 1978166,197 at age 66.

General Notes:

[Source: Brψderbund 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. #1.111.4.76536.55]

Individual: Fluck, Charles, Jr
Birth date: Nov 24, 1911
Death date: Jan 1978
Last residence: MD 21613
State of issue: DC

Charles married Marian Hillegas on 29 Feb 1932.79 Marian was born on 3 Jun 1912 and died on 9 Apr 1998 at age 85.

Children from this marriage were:

   431 M    i. Marvin Floyd Fluck was born on 31 Mar 1933.

   432 F    ii. Doris Relain Fluck was born on 8 Mar 1935.

   433 F    iii. Esther May Fluck was born on 9 Nov 1936.

276. James Taggert 132 was born on 22 Sep 1912.132

James married Myrtle \\.132

Children from this marriage were:

   434 M    i. Robert Taggert .132

   435 M    ii. James Taggert .132

James next married Edna Kollinger 18,132 on 21 Jun 1936.132

288. Andrew Young Mitchie III 18 was born on 18 Sep 1924.

Andrew married Claire Gamerdinger on 9 Sep 1950. Claire was born of Fairfield, Connecticut.

Children from this marriage were:

   436 F    i. Deborah Lynn Michie was born on 1 Dec 1951.

   437 M    ii. Andrew Young Mitchie IV was born on 6 Apr 1953.

   438 M    iii. David Scott Mitchie was born on 1 Apr 1954.

   439 F    iv. Donnah Lee Mitchie was born on 4 Apr 1955.

290. Norma Edna Mitchie 18 was born on 11 Jun 1928.

Norma married Kenneth Jay Bolyard on 5 Oct 1951.

Children from this marriage were:

   440 M    i. Kenneth Jay Bolyard II was born on 28 Nov 1952.

   441 M    ii. Kevin Jay Bolyard was born on 3 Mar 1955.

314. Robert Street Bader 212 was born on 24 May 1927 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, died on 16 Jul 1989 in Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, , New Jersey212 at age 62, and was buried on 18 Jul 1989.212

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 17 July 1989]

Robert S. Bader
July 17, 1989|The Morning Call

Robert S. Bader, 62, of Hunterdon County, N.J., died Sunday in Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, N.J. He was the husband of Virginia (Edwards) Bader.

He was a salesman of solid pipe fittings in Hunterdon, N.J.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Paul and Della (Streett) Bader.

He was past president of the National American Pipe Fitting Association.

He was a 1948 graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy and received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1952.

In 1948-49, he was third officer in the Merchant Marines, and in 1955-57 he was a lieutenant in the Navy. His sea duty included cargo officer and executive officer.

He was a member of Lambertville (N.J.) Assembly of God Church.

Survivors: Wife; daughter Janet, wife of Dennis Blum of York; sons, Paul of Kinnelon, N.J., and John of Boston, Mass.; stepdaughter, Pamala, wife of Paul Fink of Whitehall Township; stepson, Steven Robins of Bethlehem, and three step-grandchildren.

Services: Tuesday at convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements Snyder-Hinkle Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

Robert married Virginia Edwards.212 Virginia died after 17 Jul 1989.

Children from this marriage were:

   442 F    i. Janet Bader .212

Janet married Dennis Blum 212 before 16 Jul 1989.212

   443 M    ii. Paul Bader .212

   444 M    iii. John Bader .212

316. Allan T. Mackes 293,295 was born about 1930 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,295 died on 4 Dec 2013 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania295 about age 83, and was buried on 9 Dec 2013 in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.295

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 6 December 2013]

Allan Mackes

Allan T. Mackes
Allan T. Mackes, 83, of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013, in St. Lukes Hospital. He was the husband of Reta (Antry) Mackes. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Clinton and Margaret (Bader) Mackes. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was employed as a computer programmer at the Bethlehem Steel Co. for many years before retiring. Survivors: Wife; son, Donald Antry of Schnecksville; daughters, Cheryl Shell of Indianapolis, IN and Margaret Bates of Bethlehem; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, December 9, in the Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden Street, Bethlehem, followed by burial in Nisky Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 8, in the funeral home.

Published in Morning Call on Dec. 6, 2013

Allan married Reta Antry.295

Children from this marriage were:

   445 M    i. Donald Mackes .295

   446 F    ii. Cheryl Mackes .295

Cheryl married \\ Shell 295 before 6 Dec 2013.295

   447 F    iii. Margaret Mackes .295

Margaret married \\ Bates 295 before 6 Dec 2013.295

317. David C. Mackes 293 was born on 15 Jul 1932 in Fountain Hill Borough, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, died on 10 Dec 2009 in Hospice House of the VNA of St. Lukes, Lower Saucon Twp., , Pennsylvania at age 77, and was buried after 10 Dec 2009 in Union Cemetary, Hellertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

David C. Mackes

Birth: Jul. 15, 1932
Fountain Hill
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 2009
Lower Saucon
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Sunday, December 13, 2009
David C. Mackes, 77, of Hellertown, died on Thursday, December 10, 2009 in the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Lukes, Lower Saucon Twp. He was the husband of Nancy (Pheiff) Mackes. The couple would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on December 20. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Clinton A. and Margaret (Bader) Mackes. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, where he sang in the church choir and was a church council member. He was employed by the Pepsi Cola Company for 39 years, holding positions in sales, management and marketing prior to his retirement.

Survivors: Wife; son, Gary Mackes and his wife Mary Schuler Mackes of Salisbury, MD; daughter, Judith Mackes Swamback of Westmoreland, NY; grandchildren, Jaclyn Swamback Green, Scott Mackes and Lindsay Mackes Long; six great-grandchildren; Brother, Allan Mackes of Bethlehem. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Mackes in 1977.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Grace Lutheran Church, 74 E. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA. Call 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown and 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday in the church.

Interment in Union Cemetery of Hellertown.

Burial:
Union Cemetery
Hellertown
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: John Davies
Record added: Nov 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100545065

David married Nancy Pheiff on 20 Dec 1952.

Children from this marriage were:

   448 M    i. Gary Mackes .33

Gary married Mary Schuler 33 before 10 Dec 2009.

   449 F    ii. Judith Mackes .

320. Helen Ida Kanuiskey 75,79 was born on 30 Dec 192575,79 and was baptized on 28 Mar 1926 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Helen is Helen Ida Kanusky.

Helen married Donald Benson Caufield 18,75,79 on 29 Mar 1947.79 Another name for Donald is Donald Canfield.

The child from this marriage was:

   450 M    i. Jeffrey Benson Canfield 18,141 was born on 13 Aug 1949.141


340. Mary A. Fabian was born on 19 May 1918, died on 24 Dec 2011300 at age 93, and was buried on 28 Dec 2011 in Springtown Cemetery, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Mary were Mary Fabian and221 Mary Strock.300

General Notes:

[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 11 February 2014]

Mary Strock was one of my favorite teachers in high school. I took a basic math course with her in my senior year because I was scared of any math that was more complicated. I learned more useful things from her than I ever did in my geometry or algebra classes. She taught what I would term 'useful math'.

She was also quite the character! Mrs. Strock was not afraid to charge into the boy's bathroom across from her classroom trying to catch someone smoking. She nearly caught me on more than one occasion.

I do not know this for a fact but I believe that Mary and my mother had been friends for many years, perhaps even going to school together as children. The last time I saw her was at my mother's funeral in May of 1982.

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[Source: Tributes.com, http://www.tributes.com/show/Mary-F.-Strock-93014392]

Mary F. Strock

May 19, 1918 - December 24, 2011
Springtown, Pennsylvania

Mary was born on May 19, 1918 and passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2011.

Mary was a resident of Springtown, Pennsylvania at the time of her passing.

Mary is a 1934 graduate of Springfield Twp. High School and a 1938 graduate of Moravian College for Woman.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clark.

Services: Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. at her church, 1990 Route 212, Pleasant Valley (Quakertown). The interment will conclude services at Springtown Cemetery, Springfield Twp. The Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc.
Contributions: Memorial considerations to the Trinity UCC, 1990 Route 212, Pleasant Valley, (Quakertown), PA 18951 and or the Springfield Historical Society P.O. Box 21, Springtown, PA 18081.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Mary A. Fabian Strock

Birth: 1918
Death: Dec. 24, 2011

Mary F. Strock, 93, of Springtown, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 at the VNA Hospice House of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Twp. She is the wife of the late Clark S. Strock (died Jan. 27, 2004).

Born in Springfield Twp. on May 19, 1918 to the late Calvin Fabian and Mabel May (Dieterly). Mary is a 1934 graduate of Springfield Twp. High School and a 1938 graduate of Moravian College for Woman. She taught in a one room school house in Springfield twp. and several others in the same capacity until retiring in 1981 as a Math Teacher in the 7th grade at Palisades Jr.-Sr. High School. Mary is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Pleasant Valley and a member of its Trinity Church Woman; Delta Kappa Gamma Society - Professional Woman Educators; Alpha Nu Chapter, Charter member founded in 1956 and Past President; Minsi Trail Flower Club; Springfield Twp. Bucks Co. Historical Society; Allentown Moravian Alumni Club; Moravian College Alumni; PA Assoc. of School retirees - Bucks County Chapter and various other organizations in years past.

Survivors: Sons: C. Bruce Strock of Springtown, Terence A. Strock and his wife Judy L. of LaFargeville, NY, Scott R. Strock and his wife Diane M. of Honeoye Falls, NY; Sister: Janet Andre of Fountain Hill; 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons; 4 great granddaughters and 2 great grandsons.

Services: Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. at her church, 1990 Route 212, Pleasant Valley (Quakertown). The interment will conclude services at Springtown Cemetery, Springfield Twp. The Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown is in charge of arrangements.

Family links:
Parents:
Calvin Fabian (1894 - 1979)
Mabel May Dieterly Fabian (1897 - 1971)

Spouse:
Clark S. Strock (1916 - 2004)*

Sibling:
Mary A. Fabian Strock (1918 - 2011)
Janet Evelyn Fabian Andre (1929 - 2012)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Springtown Cemetery
Springtown
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: May 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52186900

Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: Palisades High School, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 355

Mary married Clark S. Strock. Clark was born in 1916,33 died on 27 Jan 2004 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania33 at age 88, and was buried after 27 Jan 2004 in Springtown Cemetery, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33 Another name for Clark was Clark Strock.221

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania]

NEWS
Clark S. Strock
The Morning Call | January 28, 2004
Clark S. Strock, 87, of 3172 Church St., Springtown, died Jan. 27 in his home. He was married to Mary A. (Fabian) Strock for 63 years in October. He worked in the rolling mills of Bethlehem Steel Corp. before retiring in 1981. A self-employed farmer, he sold meats and produce at the Allentown Fairgrounds Market, the former South Side Bethlehem City Market and Quakertown Farmers Market. Born in Springtown, he was a son of the late Harvey and Addie (Kunsman) Strock. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Pleasant Valley.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 451 M    i. Scott Strock 315 was born on 27 Dec 1950.314

   452 M    ii. C. Bruce Strock .

   453 M    iii. Terence A. Strock .

Terence married Judy \\\\ before 2011.

341. Janet Fabian was born on 28 Mar 1929 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania and died on 7 Mar 2012 in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill, Northamton, Pennsylvania at age 82.

General Notes:

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 10 March 2012]

Obituary Condolences

Janet Andre

Janet Andre, age 82, formerly of Pleasant Valley, PA died Wednesday in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill, PA. She was the widow of Paul Andre, who died in 2009. For many years, she worked as a medical technologist for the Osteopathic Clinic in Quakertown, PA. In addition to working at the clinic, she and her husband owned and operated The Wood Place, in Pleasant Valley. She was born March 28, 1929 in Springtown, PA, a daughter of the late Calvin and Mabel Deieterly Fabian. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Pleasant Valley where she was very active in many of churchs groups. For over 25 years, she was a director of Camp Trinity, a day camp for the youth and as a result, she became active with the Penn Northeast Conference. She was a life long girl scout and was a scout leader for Troop #1096 for many years. She was also active in Freedom Valley Girl Scout Council. She was a 1951 graduate of Moravian College. Survivors: She is survived by three children, Michelle Hoover and her husband, Peter; Brad and his wife, Geraldine, and Meredith Renner; five grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Todd; and a sister, Mary Strock. Services: A memorial service will be held Monday, March 12, at 10 a.m., in Trinity United Church of Christ, Pleasant Valley. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, PO Box 1990, Rt. 212, Quakertown, PA 18951 or to a charity of ones choice.