Descendants of Henry Pile


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1. Henry Pile 1 died on 21 Jan 1795-4 Nov 1795 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Another name for Henry was Henry Pfeil 3,4,5,6,7,8.,9

General Notes:

I do not know if this is the correct Henry Pile or not but have listed him here due to the similarity in names.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 28 December 2000

[Source: 1800 PA Census Index, page 203]

Name State County Pg Year Age Ranges

Pile, Henry PA BUCKS CO. 304 1800 62001-0200100

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[Source: The Hillpot Family Genealogy, Larry Hillpot, Grantee Index]

In 1826, John Strouse was granted land in Nockamixon Township from the estate of Henry Pile.

Grantee Index

Grantee Grantor Docket Book Page Month Date Year Location

Strouse, John Henry Pile Est 51 382 Jan. 2 1826 Nockamixon

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 May 2004]

Unfortunately, the Pfeil surname is relatively common in Pennsylvania in the 1700s and 1800s. There are references to Pfeils as early as 1725 (see below) as well as references to Pfeils who were Hessian soldiers (also see below). The first name of Johannes was even more common among these German immigrants so it may be impossible to ever sort one from the other. All we can do is try ...

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[Source: Email from Larry Hillpot, Lhillpot@aol.com, 12 September 1999]

Hi John Pierre,
There are 3 Nicholas Strouse' of that I am aware of during the mid 1750s. I will give you some information on my line. Nicholas birth unknown. He died ca 1809 the children mentioned in his will that was written December 8, 1808, #3630 names the following children Michael, Christopher, John (my line), George, Leonard, Jacob, a daughter intermarried with Michael Lambert and another daughter Margaret. Nicholas owned 96 acres of property in 1798 in Bedminster. Nicholas's son John my line was born 17__ died ca 1838 had as it appears 13 children. John was married Catharine possibly Gruver but I am not sure. The reason I possibly suspect this is John Strauss and Catharine Kruger (Gruver) were sponsors of a baptism of Susanna Huber on September 9, 1779. John Strauss purchased 63 acres, 88 perches of land November 16, 1800. The property was owned by Henry Pile. I noted that Henry Pile had a son John who's daughter Mary Magdalene Pfeil married Henry Strauss who I believe is Henry's brother. John's Son Isaac was born March 20, 1796. Am rather interested in John marrying Catharine Pfeil and where this can be confirmed. I have a great deal of information from here forward. I use the computer as a word processor although I have Family Tree Maker and can open what you have through that. I live in North East, NJ about 75 miles from Doylestown Pa. but frequent the library in the Mercer Museum. You asked if any of these names are familiar and they all are. My family lived in Buck's County for nearly 200 years so we are possibly related more ways than we can imagine. My Strouse lines are not complete as my Hillpot lines are so they are not ready for publication at this time. Please send me some of the older material that you have so we can make a connection.
Thanks Larry Hillpot

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Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance

Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania
LIST OF THE PALATINE MEN'S NAMES PER THE LYDIA, JAMES ALLEN, MASTER. QUALIFIED 29TH SKPT., 1741.

Name: Henry Pfeil,
Age: 26

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Name: Johan Heinrich Pfeil,
Ship: SHIP PATIENCE AND MARGARET. JOHN POVAN
Captain: LIST OF FOREIGNERS IMPORTED IN THE SHIP PATIENCE AND MARGARET. JOHN POVAN
Place: ROTTERDAM
Date: SEPT. 25, 1748

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Pennsylvania 1790 Federal Census

HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 PENNSYLVANIA
BUCKS COUNTY

Name of head of family: Pile, Henry
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white females, including heads of families: 1

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[Source: 1790 PA Census Index, p. 188]

Henry Pile and John Pile were both listed on page 054 (page 220)of the 1790 PA Census as living in Bucks County. They lived within three doors of each other. Henry Strouse and Anthony Greaser are the two names listed between John and Henry Pile. John Pile had two males over sixteen (including himself) and 2 females over the age of sixteen. Henry Pile had only himself and one female over age sixteen living with him (presumably his wife Catharena).

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2007

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[Source: 1800 PA Census Index, p. 203]

A Henry Pile is listed as living in Rockhill Township, Bucks County on page 304. No mention of John Pile.

Pile, Henry PA BUCKS CO. 304 1800 62001-0200100

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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 221 AND Pennsylvania German Pioneers Volume 1: Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808]

A Henrich (Henry) Pfeil, age 26, was qualified on 26 October 1741. He was imported on the Snow Molly, from Rotterdam, John Cranch, Master.

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NOTE: The following may be references to this Pfeil family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 May 2004

Source: Volume XXVI, A 1725 List of Wittgenstein Emigrants, Page 141, published by the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, January 1985: A 1725 List of Wittgenstein Emigrants (Volume XXVI, A 1725 List of Wittgenstein Emigrants, Page 14)
"Confessed as on the point of secretly going away, therefore arrested and released on bail".

There were a total of 389 passengers which included:

From Tieffenback near Schwarzenau
363. Johann Henrich Pfeil
364. Elisabeth Pfeil
365. Johannes Pfeil
366. Conrad Pfeil
367. Maria Elisabeth Pfeil
368. Anna Maria Pfeil

From Luttersbach
369. George Pfeil
370. Anna Margaretha Pfeil
371. Elisabeth Pfeil
372. Dorothea Elisabeth Pfeil
373. Sophia Pfeil
374. Johannes Pfeil

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The following will of Henry Pile (dated 21 January 1789 and proved on 4 November 1795) is probably that of my ancestor. John Pile, who married Margaret Lipecap, was certainly "absent" because he was living in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in the last years of his life. Until proven otherwise, I will make the assumption that this is the same family.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 January 2005

The following is a transcription of the will of Henry Pile by John-Pierre M, Hannam, Sr., 25 January 2005. Comments in [brackets] are for clarification or to identify unreadable words. This will appears to have been written in Henry Pile's own handwriting as it appears to match his signature. I find it interesting that he refers to himself as "Henry Pile" in the will but appears to sign it as "Henry Peil".
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 January 2005

[Cover]
Henry Pile's Last
Will and Testament
Filed Nov. 4th 1795
Registered in Will Book
No. 5 Page 464 [this is a guess - I could not read this clearly]
#2613


Bucks SS The 4th Day of November 1795 Personally appeared Henry Miller, Anthony Lamping, & George Vogel, the Subscribing Witnesses to the Within Instrument of writing Who on their Solemn Qualification Did Say that they were personal present at the Execution Thereof and saw and heard Henry Pile the Testator there in Named Sign, Seal, Publish, & Declare the same as and for his Last Will and Testament and that at the time of so Doing he was of Sound Mind & Memory & of a Disposing Understanding to the Best of their Knowledge and Belief.__
[unclear] Wm Linton D. Regr

Bucks SS
Be It Remembered that on the 4th Day of Novr- 1795 this the Last Will and Testament of Henry Peil Deceased was Duly Proved when Letters Testamentory were granted to John Fulmare [unclear] & George Fulmar, they having first been solemnly Qualified Well and Truly to administer all & Singular the Goods & Chattles, Rights & Credits of the Said Deceased and in one Month from this Date to Exhibit unto [into?] the Registers office for the County of Bucks a True Inventory & Conscionable appraisement of the Same within one year or when thereto Lawfully Required Render a Just Account of their whole administration in Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my Name and Seal of this Office.
Wm Linton D. Regr

In the name of GOD Amen I Henry Pile of Nockamixon Township in the County of Bucks and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania being aged and infirm but of sound mind and memory (blessed be GOD therefore) have thought fit to make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say __ First it is my will that after my decease my body be buried in a Christian like and decent manner and that my funeral expenses and just debts be paid by my Executors (hereafter named) out of my Estate
Item I give and bequeath to my wife Catharena all the rest and residieu of my personal Estate to use and dispose of as she pleases And I also give to my said wife Catharena all my Real or Landed Estate wheresoever lying and being for and during her natural life unless my son John Pile who hath been absent several years should return, but if he should return I give to my said son all my Real Estate for and during the natural life of my Said wife he paying my said wife one third of the rents issues and profits of my said Real Estate for and during her natural life
And it is my will and I do give and bequeath after the decease of my said wife Catharena three fifth parts of the rents [offices?] and profits of my Real Estate to my said son John during the natural life of my Daughter Elizabeth the wife of Jacob Moyer, alias, Henry Kelmore. and the other two fifths of the rents issues and Profits of my Real Estate (after my said wifes decease) I do give and __ bequeathe to my said Daughter Elizabeth for her support and--__ maintenance during her natural life _______________
It is further my will and I do order that after the decease of my said Daughter Elizabeth all my Real Estate be sold by my Executors hereafter named or the surviver of them by publick Vendue to the highest bidder giving such reasonable times for payment of the [three words crossed out] purchase money to the purchaser as my Executors or the survivor of them my think necessarie upon the purchaser giveing good and sufficient security for the payment of the same and I do hereby authorize and impower my Executors or the survivor of them to make and execute a good and sufficient Deed or Deeds to the purchaser or purchasers in fee simple for my said Real Estate And it is my will that the monies arriseing from the sale of my Real Estate /after the necessarie expences for selling and collecting be paid/ be divided as followeth that is to say ____
Three
Three fifth parts thereof I give my said Son John and two fifth parts I give to the children of my said Daughter Elizabeth begat or lawfully to be begat on her body to be equally divided among the said children or the surviveors of them, but if any of the said children should be married and die before the said division is made such child's share shall go to his or her surviveing children to be equally divided amongst the surviveors of them And whereas my said Son John hath been absent for a number of years and it is probable that he is dead or if alive that he may never return to these parts It is therefore my will that if my said son John should not return to receive his share of my Estate which I have hereby him that then and in that case It is my will and I do give and bequeath to the children of my said Daughter Elizabeth the three fifth part of the monies arriseing from the sale of my said Real Estate to be sold as aforesaid and which I reserved and hereby have given to my said Son John which said last mentioned three fifths shall be divided amongst the children of my said Daughter Elizabeth in the same proportion and in the same manner that I gave the said two fifths to them
And I do hereby make ordain and constitute my good friends John Fulmore of Springfield Township and George Fulmore the elder of Haycock Township in the said County of Bucks my Executors of this my last Will and Testament revokeing and disannulling all former or other wills by me made declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal hereunto this Twenty [could be Thirty] first day of __ Jannuary__ In the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and eighty nine _____________________
Signed Sealed published and
Declared by the said Henry Pile[signed] Henry Peil
as his last Will and Testament
In the presence of us who have
hereto subscribed our names in the
presence of the said Henry Pile
and in the presence of each other.
[signed]
Henry Miller
Anthony Lamping
George Vogel

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[Source: Abstracts of Bucks Co, PA, Wills, 1785 - 1825, page 32]

Page 464. Henry Pile, Nockamixon Twp. "Aged and infirm." January 21, 1795. Proved November 4, 1795.
Wife Caharena: John Fulmore of Springfield and George Fulmore, the elder of Haycock, exrs. Son John "absent several years." Dau. Elizabeth wife of Jacob Moyer alias Henry Kelmore.
Wits: Henry Miller, Anthony Lamping, George Vogel.

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[Source: Wills: Index to Abstracts, A-Z Surnames: 1682 - 1825: Bucks Co, PA, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bucks/wills/wbndx.txt]

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Index thanks to Betty Lynne.....

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SURNAME, FIRST, DATE PROVED/WRITTEN, BOOK AND PAGE

PILE, Henry. Nockamixon Twp. November 4, 1795. 5.464.

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2007]

Henry and John Pile were both living in Bucks County during the 1790 census, probably in the Upper Black Eddy area (the township was not named). Henry Pile was most likely dead by the 1800 census (probably in 1795) and John Pile had moved to Westmoreland County. Michael Melchor and family appeared in the 1800 census but had not appeared in the 1790 census for Bucks County that I could find. Tobias Melchor (1813-1883) apparently lived in the Upper Black Eddy area so I am wondering -- speculating only -- if he might not have been a child of Michael Melchor (this is probable based on research by Tom Myers) who happened to live in the house vacated by Henry or John Pile. Wouldn't that be the ultimate coincidence?

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: 26 Aug 1781. 4 Henry and Anna Catharine Pfeil were sponsors at the baptism of Henry Bibighaus, son of John and Maria Magdalena Bibighaus

• Died: After 26 Aug 1781, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 4,6,10,11

• Census: 1790. Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Census: 1800. 12,13 Bucks County, Pennsylvania (age 62?)

Henry married Catharena \\.1 Catharena died after 26 Aug 1781.4,6 Another name for Catharena was Anna Catharine \\ 4.,6

Marriage Notes: [Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801: Tohickon Union Reformed Church]

Name: Bibighaus, Henry
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 2 August 1781
Church: Records of Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801

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Name: Bibighaus, Henry
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 26 August 1781
Church: Records of Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801

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Name: Bibighaus, John
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801

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Name: Bibighaus, Maria Magdalena
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801

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Name: Pfeil, Henry
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801

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Name: Pfeil, Anna Catharine
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. John Pile 4,6,14,15,16,17 was born about 1740 and died on 30 Aug 1805 in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania18,19 about age 65. (Relationship to Mother: Unknown)

   3 F    ii. Elizabeth Pile 6 died after 21 Jan 1795.6

Elizabeth married Jacob Moyer.6 Another name for Jacob is Henry Kelmore.

Henry next married \\.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 4 M    i. John Pile 4,6,14,15,16,17 was born about 1740 and died on 30 Aug 1805 in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania18,19 about age 65. (Relationship to Mother: Unknown)

   5 F    ii. Elizabeth Pile 6 died after 21 Jan 1795.6

Elizabeth married Jacob Moyer.6 Another name for Jacob is Henry Kelmore.

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2. John Pile 4,6,14,15,16,17 was born about 1740 and died on 30 Aug 1805 in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania18,19 about age 65. Other names for John were Johannes Peil,4,20 John Pfeil,4,15 Johannes Pfiel,18, and20 John Poil.18

General Notes:

[Source: 1790 US Census, online image at www.ancestry.com]

Henry Strouse or Strause was living with one male under sixteen and two females at the 1790 census in Bucks County (township unknown). Next door to him was the house of John Pile (probably his father-in-law) who was living with another male over sixteen and two females. On the other side of Henry Strouse, two doors down, was the house of Henry Pile (possibly John Pile's father or maybe his brother) who was living with one female.


John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 November 2000

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[Source: Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., from Evelyn Pecht, 9 September 2003

Jake,

I checked my Pile folders and found a note referring to the 1800 census for Westmoreland County, PA (it was extracted from the index):

John Piles (p. 156) John Piles, Jr. (p. 156)
00101-01001-00 20010-10010-00


Hoping this will help.

Evelyn

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[Source: 1840 PA Census, page 123]

A John Pfeil was living in Paint Township, Somerset County, PA in 1840.

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[Source: www.ancestry.com]

Not sure if this is the John Pfeil I am descended from or not.

Naturalizations in America and the West Indies

Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies.
[The following certificales for this Colony have not been entered into the Entry Book.] C. O. 5. 1276.

Affirmers' Names.: JOHN PFEIL.
Township.: Roxborough.
County: Philadelphia.


Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies.
[p.161] Index of Persons.

Pfeil, John 146.

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1790-1870 Pennsylvania Census Index

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township Record Type Database ID#
1860 PFEIL JOHN Allegheny PA 492 Peebles PA 1860 Federal Census Index PA45246589

1840 PFEIL JOHN Somerset PA 123 Paint PA 1840 Federal Census Index PAS4a2044036

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Re: Maria Magdalena Pfeil, mar Henry Strauss
Posted by: Michael Pfeil Date: February 21, 1999 at 12:12:12
In Reply to: Maria Magdalena Pfeil, mar Henry Strauss by Barbara LaValley of 84

I am Michael Pfeil from Germany. My ancestors came from the county of Wittgenstein. One descendant of my ancestors, Johann Christian Pfeil, emigrated from Schwarzenau/Germany with his wife and his children to the USA in 1796. One of his children was Maria Magdalena Pfeil, born at april 20th, 1790 in Schwarzenau.
You will find more informations at my homepage "http://home.t-online.de/home/michael.pfeil".
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[Source: Michael Pfeil, 10 August 2000, http://home.t-online.de/home/michael.pfeil]

NOTE: This is probably NOT the same family but I have included it here for future use and reference. The Maria Magdalena Pfeil mentioned here would be too young to be the Maria Magdalena Pfeil who married Henry Strauss
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 August 2000

Nachfahrenliste von Johann Christian Pfeil

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Nachfahren-Liste von Pfeil Johann Christian
(27. Dezember 98)
A : Johann Christian Pfeil, geboren in Weidenhausen am 13. Oktober 1748, heiratete Anna Maria Vollmer am 16. Oktober 1774 in Alertshausen.
Er hat 8 Kinder :
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B.1 : Johann Friedrich Pfeil, geboren in Schwarzenau

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[Source: Email from Evelyn Pecht to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 19 November 2000]

John-Pierre,

Ran across your info on the Bucks County page today. My husband's line includes John and Margaret Pile/Pfeil. I believe Mary Magdalena Pfeil who married Henry Strauss/Strouse is their daughter.

The possible children I have for Henry and Mary Magdalena are: Susanna Catherine, b. 18 Apr 1785, Maria Sarah, b 25 Mar 1788, John, b. 24 Sep 1789; Anna Maria, b. 14 Aug 1791; Henry, b. 10 Jun 1795; Nicholas, b. 26 Mar 1797 and Michael, b. 4 Jan 1800. These children were all baptised in Nockamixon Reformed, Tohickon Lutheran and Keller's Lutheran churches in Bucks County.

Mary Magdalena had a sister, Catherine, who married John Strauss ... was this a brother to your Henry?

My husband is descended from their brother, John Pile, b. 1773 who moved to Westmoreland County and finally to Wayne County, OH where he died in 1848.

The above baptisms were found in "Bucks County, PA Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, Vol 1" by F. Edward Wright.

Would be happy to share. This is very much a "work in progress" so much of our information is undocumented at the moment, but several things have fallen into place in recent weeks which led us to Bucks County.

Evelyn Pecht, Iowa
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[Source: Email from Evelyn Pecht to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 November 2000]

... Had to make a quick trip to my local FHL and check film #1294882 which covers the original German entries for Nockamixon Church and #0388563 which covers a typed transcript of Tohickon Church records.

Hope you will bear with us as my fellow researcher, Cathy Moulton, has just uncovered this Bucks County connection and we're busily gathering what we have :)

We have no other information on John Pile and Margaret (?) at the moment.
John died 30 Aug 1805 in Unity Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA. His will dated 20 Sep 1803 and proven 31 Aug 1805. All the children are listed.

Will states, "One year after the death of my dear beloved wife is my son John to pay to my oldest daughter, Catherina, the wife of John Straus, the sum of thirty pounds lawful money; and one year after, he is to pay to Mary Magdalen, the wife of Henry Straus, thirty pounds lawful money. And the next is to be paid to my three grandchildren of my daughter, Elisabet, late deceased, the wife of Jacob Shiveler, fifteen pounds lawful money. And next is my daughter, Annemary (Anna Marie?), the wife of Simon Henry is to have one Frence crown for her share because she denied her religion and turned to the Roman religion. And then next is my daughter, Margreta, the wife of Philip Messinger, is to receive her share thirty pounds lawful money
............"

Daughter Sarah is not mentioned so it is assumed she died before her father.

It looks like they probably moved somewhere between 1790 and 1803 to Westmoreland Co. Guess I need to check the 1800 census for Westmoreland and Bucks.

Here's the children we have for John & Margaret Pfeil (I notice you have her as Anna Margaret). We do not have birth dates for all the children as yet:

Catharina Elisabeth, b. 18 Jun 1759, m. John Straus
Mary Magdalena, m. Henry Straus
Elisabeth, m. Jacob Shiveler/Shibler
Anna Maria, m. Simon Henry
Margaret, b. 21 Apr 1766, m. #1 Dr. Mill, #2 Philip Messinger (moved to Northampton Co. PA
John, b. 13 Jun 1771, d. 12 May 1848, Wayne Co. OH (my husband's line)
Sarah, b. 23 Feb 1773 ...
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The following information was provided by Cathy Moulton in an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 November 2000:

Dear 'Jake',
Evelyn Pecht & I have worked on the Pile family for years--off & on, as new data appears. Thanks to her, I found your web site and thought the following would be better 'proof' to the still living issues/heirs & spouses of John Pile Sr. [as we call him]. The son, John Pile Jr. was the Executor, along with John Hagus. John Pile, Jr. left for Wayne Co. Ohio [from Westmoreland Co. Pa.] about 1818....

The fact that one daughter, Margaret Pile [born 1766 according to her tombstone], married Philip Messinger and was in Northampton Co. Pa. may be one key that might help you.

Cathy Moulton
Family History Center-Rogers, Ark.; 17 Feb 1998; Microfilm # 0929111
WESTMORELAND CO. PA DEED BOOK #15;15 Feb 1822+

p. 288 & 289
Letter of Attorney
Know all men by these presents that we Philip Messinger of Parks Township in the County of Northampton & state of Pennsylvania Farmer & Margeret his wife one of the daughters of John Pile late of the County of Westmoreland in the State afsd deceased have made ordained & constituted, and by these presents do make ordained constitute and in our place & stead put & depute our trusty friend Henry Stouffer of Nochamixon Twp in the County of Bucks in the state of Pennsylvania our true and lawful attorney for us & we our names & for our use to ask demand sue for & recover & receive all such sum or sums of money & debts, portions, proportions dividends & shares whatsoever which sare or shall be due owing payable coming and belonging to us, or detained from us, out of and from the estate real & personal of the said JOHN PILE DECEASED, in whose hands ? the same maybe found, giving & granting unto our said attorney by these presents our full and whole power strength & authority in and about the premises, to have use and take all lawful ways and means in our names for the purposes afsd & upon the receipt of any such debts, dues or sums of money, partitions propartions, division & shares afsd, acquitances or other sufficient discharges for us and in our name to make seal & deliver herby ratifying allowing & holding for firm & effectual all & whatsoever our said (page 289) attorney shall lawfuly do in and about the premises by virtue hereof In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals the nineteenth day of August Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred & nineteen
Philip Messinger
her
Margaret x Messinger
mark
Sealed & delivered in presence of us
Jacob Hammerer Joseph Fulkerson James Hammerer Jr.
Northampton County SS on the twenty third day of August AD 1819 before me Jacob Hammerer one of the Justices of the Peace in & for said county personally appeared Philip Messinger and Margaret his wife and in due form of law adknowledged the within letter of Attorney as their act & deed and desired that the same might be recorded as such and the said Margaret being of lawful age & by me seperate & apart from her said husband examined & the contents of the said letter of Attorney being made known to her declared that she did voluntarily & of her own free will & accord seal & as her act & deed deliver the said Letter of Attorney without any coersion or compulsion of her said husband Witnesseth my hand & seal the day & year afsd
Jacob Hammerer
recorded 22nd day of March 1823
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p. 289
Power of Attorney
Know all men by these presents that we John Strouse & Catharine his wife of Nockamixon Twp county of Bucks & State of Pennsylvania one of the daughters and heirs at law of John POIL decd late of Westmoreland County & state afsd and Henry Strouse & Magdalena his wife of Nockaamixon Twp county & state afsd another of the heirs of the afsd JOHN POIL DECD have ordained constituted and appointed our trusty friend Henry Stover of the afsd Twp of Nockamixon & County of Bucks & State afsd our true & lawful attorney for & in our name or names but to our use to ask demand sue for recover & receive of and from the executors of the afsd JOHN POIL decd all the monies which coming to our shares & other estates in their hands or in the hands of any other person or persons due to us two of the heirs at law of late father John Poil decd or in any other manner & upon the receipt of of such monies or other estates or any part thereof for - or in our name or names to give & grant good & sufficient receipt or release to all interests & purposes as we might or could do if we were personally present our selves doing the same hereby allowing ratifying and confirming whatsoever the said HENRY STOVER our said Attorney shall lawful do or cause to have done in about or concerning the same In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this 13th day of December AD 1820
John Strouse
her
Catharine x Strouse
mark
witness present
John Strouse Henry Strouse
Conrod Harpel her
Magdalena x Strouse
mark
County of Bucks SS on the 13th day of Dec 1820 personally came before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Bucks JOHN STROUSE & CATHARINE his wife & Henry STROUSE & MAGDALENA his wife in due form of Law & acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be their act & deed in Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal day & year above written Conrod Harpel
Bucks County SS I John Pugh Recorder of Deeds Powers of Attorney Commissions & C do hereby certify & make known that Conrod Harpel Esqr before whom the foregoing acknowledgement of the above named John Strouse & Catharine his wife both of Bucks County afsd in Pa. appears to have been taken was at the time of the taking of the said acknowdged & still is a Justice of the Peace legally authorized to act & that full faith & credit is & ought to be given to all his officiate acts as such as well in Court of Justice as elsewhere In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of my office this 13th of February AD 1821
John Pugh Recorder
Recorded the 22d day of March 1823
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[Source: Evelyn Pecht, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 November 2000]

Jake,

By now you have heard from Cathy Moulton. She is an excellent researcher.
Here's the will in it's entirety ...

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Will of John Pile -- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 20 September 1803

I, John Pile, of Unity Township, in the County of Westmoreland and in the State of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being at present advance in age, and very weackly and sickly in body, but in the same time of perfect minde and memory, blessed be God for this and all other mercies bestowet upon me in this life, taking into consideration the uncertainty of this mortal life, have, though to macke this my last will and testament in the maner and form as following.

I recommende my soule into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be barid in a decent christian buril at the discration of my executors hirafter named. And as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give the wifse/wisse (?) and dispose of the same in the followin manner and forme in promise.

I will that all my just debts and funeral charges to paid by my executors; and further I give and bequeath unto my dear beloved wife, Margred, all my estate what I have and possess both real and personal for during her natural life or so long shee remains my wedow and my property is not to be appraised upon no account so long as my dear beloved wife is alive or shud mary again. And if my dear beloved wife shud mary again, then she shal have what the law allows her and nor more. And further I give and bequeath unto my son, John, my plantation where I now live to him and his heirs for ever which he shall have posetion of it after the death of my dear beloved wife. Him, my son, paying to the rest of my children the sum of money her after mentioned for said plantation.

One year after the death of my dear beloved wife is my son John to pay to my oldest doghter, Catarina, the wife of John Straus, the sum of thirty pounds law full money; and one year after, he is to pay to Mary Magdalen, the wife of Henry Straus, thirty pounds law full money. And the next is to be paid to my three grand children of my doughter, Elisabet, late deceased, the wife of Jacob Shiveler, fifteen pounds lawfull money. And next is my doughter, Anemary, the wife of Simon Henry is to have one France crown for her shier case she denied her religion and turn to the Roman religion. And then next is my doughter, Margreta, the wife of Philip Mesinger, is to receive her shier thirty pounds law full money.

Each of them children is to receive their shier according to their age and after the death of my dear beloved wife is the remender of my movable property to be sold on publick vandue and the money is to amongst my mentioned children shire and shir alick ecep my doughter Anemary shall have no shir of it. And lastly I do hir by constitute and appoint John Huges and John Pile, my beloved son, to be the only and sole executors of this my last will and testamen here by revoking all former will by me here to fore made ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this twinty day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and three.


Signed: Johannes Pfiel (seal)

Sined, sealed, published, pronownse, declared by the said John Pile the said testator in the pressents of us the subscribers.

Signed: John Richard & Johannes Bussart


31 August 1805

proved by John Richard & John Bussard
the subscribing witnesses before me


Signed:
James Guthrie

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[Source: Familysearch.org]

John PYLE (AFN: CMB4-69) Pedigree
Sex: M
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Event(s):
Birth: Abt. 1740
<Of Nrthmp Co. Pa>

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The following is possibly a reference to John Pfeil or Pile.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 7 Feb 2004

[Source: Naturalizations in America and the West Indies]

Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies.
[The following certificales for this Colony have not been entered into the Entry Book.] C. O. 5. 1276.

Affirmers' Names.: JOHN PYLE.
Township.: Nockamixon.
County: Bucks.

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[Source: Hessian Troops, Volume 2, Extracts from the Hetrina, Page 87]

A Johannes Pfeil, born in Homberg in 1740, was listed as one of the Hessian troops.

It is possible, not probable, that this is the same Johannes Pfeil to whom I am related. There were a number of Pfeils (Adolph, Karl, Johannes) listed as Hessians in this reference.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 May 2004

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[Source: Wills & letters of administrations of Westmoreland County Court House, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, page a58]
313. PILE, John Bk 1 p 205 of Unity Twp., 1805 dated 9-20-1803 Proved 5-30-1805
(#329) WIFE Margaret; children; John, Catrina w/o John Straus,
Mary Madle w/o Henry Straus, children of dau Elizabeth, late deceased w/o Jacob Shivler, Anemony w/o Simon Herg she denied her religion & turned to the Roman religion., Margareta w/o Philip Mesenger.
EXECUTORS: John Hughes and son John Pile
WITNESSES: John Richard and John Bussard

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[Source: Cathy Moulton, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. and Evelyn Pecht, 29 January 2005]

Dear Jake & Evelyn,
Thanks for all the new wills, Evelyn. Give me time to digest them,
please....

will of John Pile, of Westmoreland Co., Pa.; written 20 Sept 1803; proved 31Aug 1805 --I have 2 different copies---one appears to be in English & one in very shakey hand, probably the original & John Pile signed in German, not English as the 'neat one'.

"of Unity Twp in Co. of Westmoreland, Yeoman---advanced in age & very weakly"
COMMENT--ALL THE FOLLOWING IS TO HAPPEN AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE OR IF SHE SHOULD REMARRY...

heirs:
wife-Margred [english- Margaret]
son John
oldest daughter -Catarina, the wife of John Straus [english- Catrina]
daug -Mary Maudler [very blurred] the wife of Henry Straus [english-Mary Mudle]

daug-3 grandchildren of Elisabet late deceased the wife of Jaob Shiveler [eng-Elizabeth late deceased the wife of Jacob Shivler]
dau-Anemary the wife of Simon Hery [increase of page] [eng-Anemary the wife of Simon Hery]--"one france crown for her shier case she denid her religon and turn to the Romen Religon"--taken from the ?German? will
dau-Margreta the wife of Philip Mesinger [English-Margreta the wife of Philip Me'f'inger [f is the ss used in this type writing--CYM]

Executors: John Hugers [very blurred] & John Pile [english-John Hugus & John Pile]
witnesses: John Richard & ?Josseomd Coport? [the last in German... HOWEVER, to continue:]
"31 Augt 1805 proved by John Richard & John Bupsard [Bussard] the
subscribing witnesses before me James Guthrie"...
[english version: witnesses: John Richard and John Bussard--proved the 30 Aug 1805]. NOTE: no words or phrases as in the original/German one which gave the people that proved the will & who they proved in in front of...one
James Guthrie.

Question... did you note the surname Bassard---one John witnessed John Pile's will in 1803 & one of John Strous's daughters Catherine Strouse married Samuel Bosserd...[had to have married before Dec 1831 when will was made]

Question... John Straus, in his will, gave to his grandchildren, CHILDREN OF DECD SON JOHN late of Northampton Co. $50.... have you tried to trace John Straus "Jr.'s" children....

Question: some of John Strous's heirs did not sign the paper you have given---its called a 'release'--- those heirs that have received their money/property MUST 'release' the executor before the estate can be closed.

missing: children of dec'd son John; Leonard; Joseph; Catharine & Samuel Bossard---- obviously they had already received their part of John's estate---was it land? money? have the deeds been searched to see?

Question: When did Catherine Pile, wife of John Strauss died---she was alive in Dec 1820 when they made Power of Attorney to collect from John Pile Sr. Estate... but decd by 1831 at will of John. Did you find her in 1820 & 1830 census records?

Got to close---Ark. is playing Ky. on TV...
Cathy

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: After 2 Jul 1786. 18,19

• Census: 1790. A John Pile was living in Bucks County, PA as was a Henry Pile (his father?)

• Census: 1800. 21 John Piles was living in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

• Will: 20 Sep 1803. 22

• Will Proved: 31 Aug 1805. 18

John married Margaret Lightcap,4,7,14,15,16,17 daughter of Solomon Leibkepp 20,23 and Catherina Gallatin,17,23 before 13 Apr 1760 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania.4 Margaret was born about 174024 and died after 26 Apr 1789. Other names for Margaret were Margaret \\,4,15,18 Anna Margaret Lightcap, Anna Margaret Peil, and Margaret Pile.25

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township, Church records from the Nockamixon Evangelical Lutheran, Lutheran, and Reformed congregations]

Johannes Peil and Margareta Peil were sponsors at the 5 April 1789 baptism of Margareta Leibkφp, daughter of Salomon Leibkφp and Maria Leibkφp.

NOTE: This fact would seem to substantiate the relationship of the Lightcap and Peil families. While not conclusive that Margareta Lightcap was the wife of our John Peil or even that she was a Leibkep, I believe the evidence warrants considering it to be the case. Larry Hillpot also indicates that John Peil married Anna Lightcap. Therefore, I have marked Margareta Lightcap Peil and Solomon Leibkep, Jr. as siblings.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 27 May 2004

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801: Tohickon Union Reformed Church]

John Peil and wife were sponsors at the 13 April 1760 baptism of Samuel Van Seitz. Was his mother, Sarah Van Seitz, a relation to either John Peil or his wife Anna Margaret Leibkepp?
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 June 2004

Death Notes: John and Margaret Peil were sponsors at the baptism of Conrad Althaus, son of Daniel and Juliana Althaus on 26 April 1789

General Notes:

NOTE: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 April 2001

This Margaret Lightcap is possibly the Anna Lightcap who married John Pfeil or Pile. John Pile's wife has been named alternately as "Anna" and "Anna Margaret".

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[Source: Ed Lutton Notes]

"From baptismal records it is suggested that Anna Margaret Pfeil, wife of the 1st John Pfeil, was of the Overbeck family important to early Nockamixon."
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[Source: Larry Hillpot, The Strouse Family: Second Generation, http://www.larryhillpot.com]

Mr. Hillpot identifies the wife of John Pfeil as Anna Lightcap.

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Anna Margaret Pile appears to have remarried after her husband's death to a Philip Schmidt.

[Source: Email from Evelyn Pecht to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 June 2004

Hey Jake, here's a nugget I ran across to make you think a bit.

"Ancestry.com
Ana Margaret Pfeil was born 1734, and died 1816. She married Johannes Pilso.
She married Philip Schmidt 12 Feb 1810 in Westmoreland Co. by Justice Martin, son of Dewalt Schmidt and unknown unknown. He was born 1734 and died 6 Jan 1812 in Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. He was buried in Westmoreland Co. Pennsylvania

Child of Ana Margaret Pfeil and Johannes Pilso is:
John Pile. He married unknown Elizabeth"

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Doesn't this look like our Anna Margaret (Leibgeb) Pile? Her husband, John Pile, died in 1805 in Unity Twp. Westmoreland County. Also if her husband's name was Pilso why is their son named Pile???? The minute I saw the name "Pilso" I knew that it couldn't be correct. Didn't sound very German to me with a first name of Johannes. Then I see where the son is named John Pile
... aha, can you say typo???

Ooooh, this family gives me a brain cramp.

Evelyn

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: After 2 Jul 1786. 4 John Pfeil and wife (presumably Margaret) were sponsors at the 2 July 1786 baptism of their grandson, Johannes Strauss, son of Joh. Straus and Anna Catarian Straus.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 June 2004

• Alt. Death: After 3 Aug 1780. 25

Children from this marriage were:

+ 6 F    i. Anna Maria Peyl 26,27,28 was born about 1756 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania29 and died on 28 Jul 182727,30 about age 71.

+ 7 F    ii. Catherine Elizabeth Pfeil 15,31,32,33,34 was born on 18 Jun 1759,18 was baptized on 15 Jul 1759 in Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,4 and died before 22 Dec 1831 in Assumed. Catherine Was Not Mentioned In Her Husband's Will Dated 22 December 1831..35

+ 8 F    iii. Elisabet Pile 22 was born on 18 Jun 1759, was baptized on 15 Jul 1759 in Tohickon Church, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died before 20 Sep 1803.22

+ 9 F    iv. Maria Magdalena Pfeil 33 was born about 1765 in , Baden-Wόrttemberg, Germany36 and died after 1834.36

+ 10 F    v. Margreta Pile 22 was born on 27 Apr 1766,37,38,39 died on 4 Jan 182837,38,39 at age 61, and was buried in Forks Cemetery, Forks Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania.39

+ 11 M    vi. John Pile 22 was born on 13 Jun 1771,18 was baptized in Pennsylvania,40 and died on 12 May 1848 in Wayne, Ohio18 at age 76.

   12 F    vii. Sarah Pile 18 was born on 23 Feb 1773,4,18 was baptized on 20 May 1773 in Tohickon Reformed Church, Bedminster Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania,4 and died before 20 Sep 1803 in Probable Since She Was Not Named In Father's Will.22 Other names for Sarah were Sarah Pfeil, Sarah Pfeil 4. and22

General Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801: Tohickon Union Reformed Church]

Name: Pfeil, Sarah
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 23 2 1773
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Name: Pfeil, Sarah
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 20 5 1773
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Name: Pfeil, John
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
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Name: Pfeil, Margaret
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
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Name: Graeser, Anthony
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
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Name: , Sarah
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism

4. John Pile 4,6,14,15,16,17 was born about 1740 and died on 30 Aug 1805 in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania18,19 about age 65. Other names for John were Johannes Peil,4,20 John Pfeil,4,15 Johannes Pfiel,18, and20 John Poil.18

General Notes:

[Source: 1790 US Census, online image at www.ancestry.com]

Henry Strouse or Strause was living with one male under sixteen and two females at the 1790 census in Bucks County (township unknown). Next door to him was the house of John Pile (probably his father-in-law) who was living with another male over sixteen and two females. On the other side of Henry Strouse, two doors down, was the house of Henry Pile (possibly John Pile's father or maybe his brother) who was living with one female.


John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 November 2000

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[Source: Email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., from Evelyn Pecht, 9 September 2003

Jake,

I checked my Pile folders and found a note referring to the 1800 census for Westmoreland County, PA (it was extracted from the index):

John Piles (p. 156) John Piles, Jr. (p. 156)
00101-01001-00 20010-10010-00


Hoping this will help.

Evelyn

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[Source: 1840 PA Census, page 123]

A John Pfeil was living in Paint Township, Somerset County, PA in 1840.

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[Source: www.ancestry.com]

Not sure if this is the John Pfeil I am descended from or not.

Naturalizations in America and the West Indies

Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies.
[The following certificales for this Colony have not been entered into the Entry Book.] C. O. 5. 1276.

Affirmers' Names.: JOHN PFEIL.
Township.: Roxborough.
County: Philadelphia.


Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies.
[p.161] Index of Persons.

Pfeil, John 146.

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[Source: www.ancestry.com]

1790-1870 Pennsylvania Census Index

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township Record Type Database ID#
1860 PFEIL JOHN Allegheny PA 492 Peebles PA 1860 Federal Census Index PA45246589

1840 PFEIL JOHN Somerset PA 123 Paint PA 1840 Federal Census Index PAS4a2044036

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Re: Maria Magdalena Pfeil, mar Henry Strauss
Posted by: Michael Pfeil Date: February 21, 1999 at 12:12:12
In Reply to: Maria Magdalena Pfeil, mar Henry Strauss by Barbara LaValley of 84

I am Michael Pfeil from Germany. My ancestors came from the county of Wittgenstein. One descendant of my ancestors, Johann Christian Pfeil, emigrated from Schwarzenau/Germany with his wife and his children to the USA in 1796. One of his children was Maria Magdalena Pfeil, born at april 20th, 1790 in Schwarzenau.
You will find more informations at my homepage "http://home.t-online.de/home/michael.pfeil".
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[Source: Michael Pfeil, 10 August 2000, http://home.t-online.de/home/michael.pfeil]

NOTE: This is probably NOT the same family but I have included it here for future use and reference. The Maria Magdalena Pfeil mentioned here would be too young to be the Maria Magdalena Pfeil who married Henry Strauss
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 August 2000

Nachfahrenliste von Johann Christian Pfeil

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Nachfahren-Liste von Pfeil Johann Christian
(27. Dezember 98)
A : Johann Christian Pfeil, geboren in Weidenhausen am 13. Oktober 1748, heiratete Anna Maria Vollmer am 16. Oktober 1774 in Alertshausen.
Er hat 8 Kinder :
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B.1 : Johann Friedrich Pfeil, geboren in Schwarzenau

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[Source: Email from Evelyn Pecht to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 19 November 2000]

John-Pierre,

Ran across your info on the Bucks County page today. My husband's line includes John and Margaret Pile/Pfeil. I believe Mary Magdalena Pfeil who married Henry Strauss/Strouse is their daughter.

The possible children I have for Henry and Mary Magdalena are: Susanna Catherine, b. 18 Apr 1785, Maria Sarah, b 25 Mar 1788, John, b. 24 Sep 1789; Anna Maria, b. 14 Aug 1791; Henry, b. 10 Jun 1795; Nicholas, b. 26 Mar 1797 and Michael, b. 4 Jan 1800. These children were all baptised in Nockamixon Reformed, Tohickon Lutheran and Keller's Lutheran churches in Bucks County.

Mary Magdalena had a sister, Catherine, who married John Strauss ... was this a brother to your Henry?

My husband is descended from their brother, John Pile, b. 1773 who moved to Westmoreland County and finally to Wayne County, OH where he died in 1848.

The above baptisms were found in "Bucks County, PA Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, Vol 1" by F. Edward Wright.

Would be happy to share. This is very much a "work in progress" so much of our information is undocumented at the moment, but several things have fallen into place in recent weeks which led us to Bucks County.

Evelyn Pecht, Iowa
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[Source: Email from Evelyn Pecht to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 November 2000]

... Had to make a quick trip to my local FHL and check film #1294882 which covers the original German entries for Nockamixon Church and #0388563 which covers a typed transcript of Tohickon Church records.

Hope you will bear with us as my fellow researcher, Cathy Moulton, has just uncovered this Bucks County connection and we're busily gathering what we have :)

We have no other information on John Pile and Margaret (?) at the moment.
John died 30 Aug 1805 in Unity Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA. His will dated 20 Sep 1803 and proven 31 Aug 1805. All the children are listed.

Will states, "One year after the death of my dear beloved wife is my son John to pay to my oldest daughter, Catherina, the wife of John Straus, the sum of thirty pounds lawful money; and one year after, he is to pay to Mary Magdalen, the wife of Henry Straus, thirty pounds lawful money. And the next is to be paid to my three grandchildren of my daughter, Elisabet, late deceased, the wife of Jacob Shiveler, fifteen pounds lawful money. And next is my daughter, Annemary (Anna Marie?), the wife of Simon Henry is to have one Frence crown for her share because she denied her religion and turned to the Roman religion. And then next is my daughter, Margreta, the wife of Philip Messinger, is to receive her share thirty pounds lawful money
............"

Daughter Sarah is not mentioned so it is assumed she died before her father.

It looks like they probably moved somewhere between 1790 and 1803 to Westmoreland Co. Guess I need to check the 1800 census for Westmoreland and Bucks.

Here's the children we have for John & Margaret Pfeil (I notice you have her as Anna Margaret). We do not have birth dates for all the children as yet:

Catharina Elisabeth, b. 18 Jun 1759, m. John Straus
Mary Magdalena, m. Henry Straus
Elisabeth, m. Jacob Shiveler/Shibler
Anna Maria, m. Simon Henry
Margaret, b. 21 Apr 1766, m. #1 Dr. Mill, #2 Philip Messinger (moved to Northampton Co. PA
John, b. 13 Jun 1771, d. 12 May 1848, Wayne Co. OH (my husband's line)
Sarah, b. 23 Feb 1773 ...
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The following information was provided by Cathy Moulton in an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 November 2000:

Dear 'Jake',
Evelyn Pecht & I have worked on the Pile family for years--off & on, as new data appears. Thanks to her, I found your web site and thought the following would be better 'proof' to the still living issues/heirs & spouses of John Pile Sr. [as we call him]. The son, John Pile Jr. was the Executor, along with John Hagus. John Pile, Jr. left for Wayne Co. Ohio [from Westmoreland Co. Pa.] about 1818....

The fact that one daughter, Margaret Pile [born 1766 according to her tombstone], married Philip Messinger and was in Northampton Co. Pa. may be one key that might help you.

Cathy Moulton
Family History Center-Rogers, Ark.; 17 Feb 1998; Microfilm # 0929111
WESTMORELAND CO. PA DEED BOOK #15;15 Feb 1822+

p. 288 & 289
Letter of Attorney
Know all men by these presents that we Philip Messinger of Parks Township in the County of Northampton & state of Pennsylvania Farmer & Margeret his wife one of the daughters of John Pile late of the County of Westmoreland in the State afsd deceased have made ordained & constituted, and by these presents do make ordained constitute and in our place & stead put & depute our trusty friend Henry Stouffer of Nochamixon Twp in the County of Bucks in the state of Pennsylvania our true and lawful attorney for us & we our names & for our use to ask demand sue for & recover & receive all such sum or sums of money & debts, portions, proportions dividends & shares whatsoever which sare or shall be due owing payable coming and belonging to us, or detained from us, out of and from the estate real & personal of the said JOHN PILE DECEASED, in whose hands ? the same maybe found, giving & granting unto our said attorney by these presents our full and whole power strength & authority in and about the premises, to have use and take all lawful ways and means in our names for the purposes afsd & upon the receipt of any such debts, dues or sums of money, partitions propartions, division & shares afsd, acquitances or other sufficient discharges for us and in our name to make seal & deliver herby ratifying allowing & holding for firm & effectual all & whatsoever our said (page 289) attorney shall lawfuly do in and about the premises by virtue hereof In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals the nineteenth day of August Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred & nineteen
Philip Messinger
her
Margaret x Messinger
mark
Sealed & delivered in presence of us
Jacob Hammerer Joseph Fulkerson James Hammerer Jr.
Northampton County SS on the twenty third day of August AD 1819 before me Jacob Hammerer one of the Justices of the Peace in & for said county personally appeared Philip Messinger and Margaret his wife and in due form of law adknowledged the within letter of Attorney as their act & deed and desired that the same might be recorded as such and the said Margaret being of lawful age & by me seperate & apart from her said husband examined & the contents of the said letter of Attorney being made known to her declared that she did voluntarily & of her own free will & accord seal & as her act & deed deliver the said Letter of Attorney without any coersion or compulsion of her said husband Witnesseth my hand & seal the day & year afsd
Jacob Hammerer
recorded 22nd day of March 1823
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p. 289
Power of Attorney
Know all men by these presents that we John Strouse & Catharine his wife of Nockamixon Twp county of Bucks & State of Pennsylvania one of the daughters and heirs at law of John POIL decd late of Westmoreland County & state afsd and Henry Strouse & Magdalena his wife of Nockaamixon Twp county & state afsd another of the heirs of the afsd JOHN POIL DECD have ordained constituted and appointed our trusty friend Henry Stover of the afsd Twp of Nockamixon & County of Bucks & State afsd our true & lawful attorney for & in our name or names but to our use to ask demand sue for recover & receive of and from the executors of the afsd JOHN POIL decd all the monies which coming to our shares & other estates in their hands or in the hands of any other person or persons due to us two of the heirs at law of late father John Poil decd or in any other manner & upon the receipt of of such monies or other estates or any part thereof for - or in our name or names to give & grant good & sufficient receipt or release to all interests & purposes as we might or could do if we were personally present our selves doing the same hereby allowing ratifying and confirming whatsoever the said HENRY STOVER our said Attorney shall lawful do or cause to have done in about or concerning the same In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this 13th day of December AD 1820
John Strouse
her
Catharine x Strouse
mark
witness present
John Strouse Henry Strouse
Conrod Harpel her
Magdalena x Strouse
mark
County of Bucks SS on the 13th day of Dec 1820 personally came before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Bucks JOHN STROUSE & CATHARINE his wife & Henry STROUSE & MAGDALENA his wife in due form of Law & acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be their act & deed in Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal day & year above written Conrod Harpel
Bucks County SS I John Pugh Recorder of Deeds Powers of Attorney Commissions & C do hereby certify & make known that Conrod Harpel Esqr before whom the foregoing acknowledgement of the above named John Strouse & Catharine his wife both of Bucks County afsd in Pa. appears to have been taken was at the time of the taking of the said acknowdged & still is a Justice of the Peace legally authorized to act & that full faith & credit is & ought to be given to all his officiate acts as such as well in Court of Justice as elsewhere In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of my office this 13th of February AD 1821
John Pugh Recorder
Recorded the 22d day of March 1823
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[Source: Evelyn Pecht, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 November 2000]

Jake,

By now you have heard from Cathy Moulton. She is an excellent researcher.
Here's the will in it's entirety ...

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Will of John Pile -- Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 20 September 1803

I, John Pile, of Unity Township, in the County of Westmoreland and in the State of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being at present advance in age, and very weackly and sickly in body, but in the same time of perfect minde and memory, blessed be God for this and all other mercies bestowet upon me in this life, taking into consideration the uncertainty of this mortal life, have, though to macke this my last will and testament in the maner and form as following.

I recommende my soule into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be barid in a decent christian buril at the discration of my executors hirafter named. And as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give the wifse/wisse (?) and dispose of the same in the followin manner and forme in promise.

I will that all my just debts and funeral charges to paid by my executors; and further I give and bequeath unto my dear beloved wife, Margred, all my estate what I have and possess both real and personal for during her natural life or so long shee remains my wedow and my property is not to be appraised upon no account so long as my dear beloved wife is alive or shud mary again. And if my dear beloved wife shud mary again, then she shal have what the law allows her and nor more. And further I give and bequeath unto my son, John, my plantation where I now live to him and his heirs for ever which he shall have posetion of it after the death of my dear beloved wife. Him, my son, paying to the rest of my children the sum of money her after mentioned for said plantation.

One year after the death of my dear beloved wife is my son John to pay to my oldest doghter, Catarina, the wife of John Straus, the sum of thirty pounds law full money; and one year after, he is to pay to Mary Magdalen, the wife of Henry Straus, thirty pounds law full money. And the next is to be paid to my three grand children of my doughter, Elisabet, late deceased, the wife of Jacob Shiveler, fifteen pounds lawfull money. And next is my doughter, Anemary, the wife of Simon Henry is to have one France crown for her shier case she denied her religion and turn to the Roman religion. And then next is my doughter, Margreta, the wife of Philip Mesinger, is to receive her shier thirty pounds law full money.

Each of them children is to receive their shier according to their age and after the death of my dear beloved wife is the remender of my movable property to be sold on publick vandue and the money is to amongst my mentioned children shire and shir alick ecep my doughter Anemary shall have no shir of it. And lastly I do hir by constitute and appoint John Huges and John Pile, my beloved son, to be the only and sole executors of this my last will and testamen here by revoking all former will by me here to fore made ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this twinty day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and three.


Signed: Johannes Pfiel (seal)

Sined, sealed, published, pronownse, declared by the said John Pile the said testator in the pressents of us the subscribers.

Signed: John Richard & Johannes Bussart


31 August 1805

proved by John Richard & John Bussard
the subscribing witnesses before me


Signed:
James Guthrie

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[Source: Familysearch.org]

John PYLE (AFN: CMB4-69) Pedigree
Sex: M
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Event(s):
Birth: Abt. 1740
<Of Nrthmp Co. Pa>

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The following is possibly a reference to John Pfeil or Pile.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 7 Feb 2004

[Source: Naturalizations in America and the West Indies]

Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies.
[The following certificales for this Colony have not been entered into the Entry Book.] C. O. 5. 1276.

Affirmers' Names.: JOHN PYLE.
Township.: Nockamixon.
County: Bucks.

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[Source: Hessian Troops, Volume 2, Extracts from the Hetrina, Page 87]

A Johannes Pfeil, born in Homberg in 1740, was listed as one of the Hessian troops.

It is possible, not probable, that this is the same Johannes Pfeil to whom I am related. There were a number of Pfeils (Adolph, Karl, Johannes) listed as Hessians in this reference.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 May 2004

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[Source: Wills & letters of administrations of Westmoreland County Court House, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, page a58]
313. PILE, John Bk 1 p 205 of Unity Twp., 1805 dated 9-20-1803 Proved 5-30-1805
(#329) WIFE Margaret; children; John, Catrina w/o John Straus,
Mary Madle w/o Henry Straus, children of dau Elizabeth, late deceased w/o Jacob Shivler, Anemony w/o Simon Herg she denied her religion & turned to the Roman religion., Margareta w/o Philip Mesenger.
EXECUTORS: John Hughes and son John Pile
WITNESSES: John Richard and John Bussard

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[Source: Cathy Moulton, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr. and Evelyn Pecht, 29 January 2005]

Dear Jake & Evelyn,
Thanks for all the new wills, Evelyn. Give me time to digest them,
please....

will of John Pile, of Westmoreland Co., Pa.; written 20 Sept 1803; proved 31Aug 1805 --I have 2 different copies---one appears to be in English & one in very shakey hand, probably the original & John Pile signed in German, not English as the 'neat one'.

"of Unity Twp in Co. of Westmoreland, Yeoman---advanced in age & very weakly"
COMMENT--ALL THE FOLLOWING IS TO HAPPEN AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE OR IF SHE SHOULD REMARRY...

heirs:
wife-Margred [english- Margaret]
son John
oldest daughter -Catarina, the wife of John Straus [english- Catrina]
daug -Mary Maudler [very blurred] the wife of Henry Straus [english-Mary Mudle]

daug-3 grandchildren of Elisabet late deceased the wife of Jaob Shiveler [eng-Elizabeth late deceased the wife of Jacob Shivler]
dau-Anemary the wife of Simon Hery [increase of page] [eng-Anemary the wife of Simon Hery]--"one france crown for her shier case she denid her religon and turn to the Romen Religon"--taken from the ?German? will
dau-Margreta the wife of Philip Mesinger [English-Margreta the wife of Philip Me'f'inger [f is the ss used in this type writing--CYM]

Executors: John Hugers [very blurred] & John Pile [english-John Hugus & John Pile]
witnesses: John Richard & ?Josseomd Coport? [the last in German... HOWEVER, to continue:]
"31 Augt 1805 proved by John Richard & John Bupsard [Bussard] the
subscribing witnesses before me James Guthrie"...
[english version: witnesses: John Richard and John Bussard--proved the 30 Aug 1805]. NOTE: no words or phrases as in the original/German one which gave the people that proved the will & who they proved in in front of...one
James Guthrie.

Question... did you note the surname Bassard---one John witnessed John Pile's will in 1803 & one of John Strous's daughters Catherine Strouse married Samuel Bosserd...[had to have married before Dec 1831 when will was made]

Question... John Straus, in his will, gave to his grandchildren, CHILDREN OF DECD SON JOHN late of Northampton Co. $50.... have you tried to trace John Straus "Jr.'s" children....

Question: some of John Strous's heirs did not sign the paper you have given---its called a 'release'--- those heirs that have received their money/property MUST 'release' the executor before the estate can be closed.

missing: children of dec'd son John; Leonard; Joseph; Catharine & Samuel Bossard---- obviously they had already received their part of John's estate---was it land? money? have the deeds been searched to see?

Question: When did Catherine Pile, wife of John Strauss died---she was alive in Dec 1820 when they made Power of Attorney to collect from John Pile Sr. Estate... but decd by 1831 at will of John. Did you find her in 1820 & 1830 census records?

Got to close---Ark. is playing Ky. on TV...
Cathy

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: After 2 Jul 1786. 18,19

• Census: 1790. A John Pile was living in Bucks County, PA as was a Henry Pile (his father?)

• Census: 1800. 21 John Piles was living in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

• Will: 20 Sep 1803. 22

• Will Proved: 31 Aug 1805. 18

John married Margaret Lightcap,4,7,14,15,16,17 daughter of Solomon Leibkepp 20,23 and Catherina Gallatin,17,23 before 13 Apr 1760 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania.4 Margaret was born about 174024 and died after 26 Apr 1789. Other names for Margaret were Margaret \\,4,15,18 Anna Margaret Lightcap, Anna Margaret Peil, and Margaret Pile.25

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township, Church records from the Nockamixon Evangelical Lutheran, Lutheran, and Reformed congregations]

Johannes Peil and Margareta Peil were sponsors at the 5 April 1789 baptism of Margareta Leibkφp, daughter of Salomon Leibkφp and Maria Leibkφp.

NOTE: This fact would seem to substantiate the relationship of the Lightcap and Peil families. While not conclusive that Margareta Lightcap was the wife of our John Peil or even that she was a Leibkep, I believe the evidence warrants considering it to be the case. Larry Hillpot also indicates that John Peil married Anna Lightcap. Therefore, I have marked Margareta Lightcap Peil and Solomon Leibkep, Jr. as siblings.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 27 May 2004

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[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801: Tohickon Union Reformed Church]

John Peil and wife were sponsors at the 13 April 1760 baptism of Samuel Van Seitz. Was his mother, Sarah Van Seitz, a relation to either John Peil or his wife Anna Margaret Leibkepp?
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 June 2004

Death Notes: John and Margaret Peil were sponsors at the baptism of Conrad Althaus, son of Daniel and Juliana Althaus on 26 April 1789

General Notes:

NOTE: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 April 2001

This Margaret Lightcap is possibly the Anna Lightcap who married John Pfeil or Pile. John Pile's wife has been named alternately as "Anna" and "Anna Margaret".

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[Source: Ed Lutton Notes]

"From baptismal records it is suggested that Anna Margaret Pfeil, wife of the 1st John Pfeil, was of the Overbeck family important to early Nockamixon."
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[Source: Larry Hillpot, The Strouse Family: Second Generation, http://www.larryhillpot.com]

Mr. Hillpot identifies the wife of John Pfeil as Anna Lightcap.

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Anna Margaret Pile appears to have remarried after her husband's death to a Philip Schmidt.

[Source: Email from Evelyn Pecht to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 June 2004

Hey Jake, here's a nugget I ran across to make you think a bit.

"Ancestry.com
Ana Margaret Pfeil was born 1734, and died 1816. She married Johannes Pilso.
She married Philip Schmidt 12 Feb 1810 in Westmoreland Co. by Justice Martin, son of Dewalt Schmidt and unknown unknown. He was born 1734 and died 6 Jan 1812 in Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. He was buried in Westmoreland Co. Pennsylvania

Child of Ana Margaret Pfeil and Johannes Pilso is:
John Pile. He married unknown Elizabeth"

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Doesn't this look like our Anna Margaret (Leibgeb) Pile? Her husband, John Pile, died in 1805 in Unity Twp. Westmoreland County. Also if her husband's name was Pilso why is their son named Pile???? The minute I saw the name "Pilso" I knew that it couldn't be correct. Didn't sound very German to me with a first name of Johannes. Then I see where the son is named John Pile
... aha, can you say typo???

Ooooh, this family gives me a brain cramp.

Evelyn

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: After 2 Jul 1786. 4 John Pfeil and wife (presumably Margaret) were sponsors at the 2 July 1786 baptism of their grandson, Johannes Strauss, son of Joh. Straus and Anna Catarian Straus.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 June 2004

• Alt. Death: After 3 Aug 1780. 25

(Duplicate Line. See Person 2)

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6. Anna Maria Peyl 26,27,28 was born about 1756 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania29 and died on 28 Jul 182727,30 about age 71. Other names for Anna were Anemary Pile,26,27 Anna Maria Pile 26. and27

General Notes:

[Source: Robert Walsh, Nicholas Buck's Descendants, 17 September 2000]

Nicholas Buck's Descendants

ID: I05980
Name: Anna Maria Peyl
Sex: F
Birth: ABT. 1756 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Death: 28 JUL 1827
Reference Number: 6007

Marriage 1 Simon Heaney b: 23 APR 1756 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa.
Married: BEF. 23 FEB 1787 in Lutheran Church, Bucks Co., Pa 1
Note: Hoenig, Simon, 23rd Feb 1787, Catholic, to Anna Peyl, non-Catholic, having married before a Lutheran minister, renew their consent

Goshenhoppen Register
Marriages: 1741-1819
Children
Joseph Heaney b: 1791 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Margaret Heaney b: 24 APR 1793 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Michael Heaney b: 15 NOV 1795 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa

Sources:
Title: Goshenhoppen Register 1741-1819/Marriages
Publication: Marriage Notices
Repository:
Note: Marx Room, Easton Public Library, Easton, Northampton Co., Pa
Call Number:
Media: Book

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: After 18 Jun 1759. 22

• Religion: Bef 20 Sep 1803. 22 Her father states in his will that "she denied her religion and turned to the Roman religion"

• Alt. Death: After 20 Sep 1803. 27,30

Anna married Simon Heaney,26,27,41 son of Jacob Heaney 29 and Catherine Weisbecher,29 before 23 Feb 1787 in Lutheran Church, Bucks, Pennsylvania 27.,28.,29.,42 Simon was born on 23 Apr 1756 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27,43 and died on 10 Oct 1827 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27,43 at age 71. Other names for Simon were Simon Henry,26,27 and41 Simon Hoenig.28

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Nicholas Buck's Descendants, Robert G. Walsh I, 9 October 2000]

Note: Hoenig, Simon, 23rd Feb 1787, Catholic, to Anna Peyl, non-Catholic, having married before a Lutheran minister, renew their consent.

Goshenhoppen Register
Marriages: 1741-1819

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

Anna Maria Pfeil was listed as single when she and Ludwig Worman were sponsors at the 1 December 1784 baptism of Anna Catharine Strauss, daughter of Johannes Strauss and Elizabetha Catharina Strauss. Robert Walsh, in NIcholas Buck's Descendants (see above) provides a record indicating that Anna Maria Pfeil and Simon Hoenig 'renewed their consent' on 23 February 1787 which indicates they had been married previous to that date but sometime after 1 December 1784.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 June 2004

General Notes:

[Source: Email, Cathy Moulton to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., and Evelyn Pecht, 31 January 2005]

Dear Jake & Evelyn,

I'm talking about the later John Strauss that married Catherine Pile, who left a will, dated Dec 1831 & was probated about 1838... & I found where you have listed: "1839-Bucks Co. Misc. Deed 9:159... we Henry Woolbach and Rachel (nee Strouse) & Anna Strouse, grandchildren named in the last will of John Strouse, late of Nockamixon Twp., ack. receipt from Nicholas Strouse, extr (total $50) in full satisfaction. Released signed 10 Apr 1839.
John Harpel, Esq." This needs to be checked again as this document SHOULD HAVE LISTED where they were living at the time they signed this....
From your web site, it would appear that you have most of the data that I do, but I will have to double check my different files, which will take some time. I do have a will of Henry Heaney ....HOWEVER, you will note that he doesn't give the name of his wife....just that she is still living....& they have the 2 surviving children....
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Bucks Co., Pa. Will Book 10 film # 0172905
p. 523 #5640 Will of Simon Heaney
I Simon Heaney of Tinicum Twp in the County of Bucks in the comnmonwealth of Pa being weak and sick in body but of sound mind memory and understanding, praised be god for the same) and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and to the and that I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and declare this my last Will and Testament and dispose of such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in the following manner that is to say, It is my will that all my just debts if any be first paid out of my estate. I bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret Sigafoose wife of Henry Sigafoose of Nockaminon Twp the sum of four hundred Dollars beside her outset and what she has already received of me to be paid to her or her legal representatives in eight equal yearly installments without interest, commencing one year after the death of my wife. I will and devise unto my beloved and dutiful son Joseph Heaney (junior) All the rest residue and remainder of my estate real and personal or of whatsoever kind and assignees forever. Subject to the living of my wife during her natural life as followeth (that is to say) It is my will that she shall live in the house in which I now live and receive & enjoy out of the income of my estate boarding, lodging, clothing, medicine and other ?dance? to render her life comfortable as possible. But if it should so happen that my wife should survive my son Joseph Heaney then, and in such case it is my will that she shall have the use of all my estate during her natural life and after her decease the same shall be inherited by my said daughter Margaret her heirs and assignees forever. And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my son Joseph Heaney Jr and son in law Henry Sigafoose to be Executors of this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I Simon Heaney the testator have to this my Will set my hand and seal the 29 day of Sept 1826 [written out-CYM]

Simon Haney

wit: Michael Heaney, James Wilson Jr
..............26 day of April 1827 Michael Haney and James Wilson
Jr.....appeared & upon their oaths.....
letters Test. issued to Joseph Heaney Jr..... Saml A. Smith Register
Registered April 26 1827

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[Source: Email, Evelyn Pecht to Cathy Moulton and John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 31 January 2005]

When I was in Salt Lake last summer, I found a book on fiche (#6049333) entitled: "The Haneys of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: descendants of Jacob Heaney, 1713-1801 and Catherine Weisbecher, 1724-1803".
They are the parents of Simon Heaney/Haney. There was nothing noteworthy regarding Simon other than the name of his wife and the listing of his children.
Simon Heaney & Anna Marie Peyl are listed in Ancestral File with their three children. It also states that his wife, Anna Maria, died a couple of months before his death -- although she was alive at the time the will was written.
Simon died 10 Oct 1827, Bucks County and Anna Maria died 28 Jul 1827 (no location). Children were:
Joseph b. 1791, Bucks County, married Susan Ulmer 20 Mar 1828
Margaret b. 24 Apr 1793 Bucks County, married Henry Sigafoos, 6 Aug 1822
Michael b. 15 Nov 1795 d. 28 Feb 1796
Looks as though they were baptised at the Catholic Church in Haycock Township, Bucks County. I did check the "Catholic Goshenhoppen registers, no. 1 & 2 (film #1421958) but the records only go to 1785. I found where Simon Heaney was a sponsor for a couple of baptisms before his marriage, but nothing of significance.
Thanks for the will, Cathy.
Evelyn

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: 44 Possibly married Anna Peyl, 23 Feb 1787, as Simon Hoenig

• Alt. Birth: 1754. 27,43

• Will: 29 Sep 1826, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 45

Children from this marriage were:

+ 13 M    i. Joseph Heaney 27,29,45 was born in 1791 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27,29

   14 F    ii. Margaret Heaney 26,27,29,45 was born on 24 Apr 1793 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania29 and was baptized on 23 Jun 1793 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27

Margaret married Henry Sigafoos 27 on 6 Aug 1822 in Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27 Henry was born about 1790 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27 Another name for Henry was Henry Sigafoose.45

   15 M    iii. Michael Heaney 26,27,29 was born on 15 Nov 1795 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27,29 and was baptized on 28 Feb 1796 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27

7. Catherine Elizabeth Pfeil 15,31,32,33,34 was born on 18 Jun 1759,18 was baptized on 15 Jul 1759 in Tohickon Union Reformed Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,4 and died before 22 Dec 1831 in Assumed. Catherine Was Not Mentioned In Her Husband's Will Dated 22 December 1831..35 Other names for Catherine were Anna Catharine, Catherine Elizabeth,15,46 Elizabeth Catharine, Catharine Elizabeth Peil,47 Elizabetha Catharina Pfeil, Catherina Pile,32,33,34, and48 Catharina Strauss.4

General Notes:

[Source: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1744-1801: Tohickon Union Reformed Church

Name: Peil, Catharine Elizabeth
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Remarks: 7915
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Name: Peil, Catharine Elizabeth
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 15 7 1759
Remarks: 7915
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Name: Peil, John
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Remarks: 7915
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Name: Peil, Anna Margaret
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Remarks: 7915
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Name: Oberbeck, Catharine Elizabeth
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Remarks: 7915

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: Bef 15 Jul 1759. 18 Pennsylvania

• Baptism: 15 Jul 1759. 4 Sponsor: Catharine Elizabeth Oberbeck

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1760. 18 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: After 20 Sep 1803. 22 probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: After 13 Dec 1820. John and Catharine signed legal documents on this date regarding the estate of her deceased, John Poil

Catherine married John Strauss,31,34,46,47,48,49 son of Nicholas Strauss 2,31,46,47,50 and Phillipina Christiana \\,31,51 about 1780.33 John was born about 1759 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania33,52 and died about 1838 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania2,7 about age 79. Other names for John were John Straus,34,47,48,49 John Strause John Straus, John Strauss, Johannes Strauss,34,47,48, and49 John Strouse.22

Marriage Notes:

I am a little concerned about the variety of names given for the wife (or wives) of Johannes or John Strauss. These names are variously Anna Catharine, Elizabeth Catharine, and Catharine Elizabeth. I have been working under the assumption that these are all the same woman, surname Pfeil. However, that assumption may be incorrect as there could have been more than one wife or there were more than one man named Johannes Strauss. For the time being at least, I will continue with these assumptions until further evidence indicates otherwise.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam., Sr., 26 June 2004

General Notes:

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

I'm not sure if this is the same John Strouse or not:

[Source: Pennsylvania 1790 Federal Census]

HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 PENNSYLVANIA
BUCKS COUNTY

Name of head of family: Strouse, John
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 1
Free white females, including heads of families: 2

NOTE: John Strouse and family was living between the houses of Philip Harpel and Leonard Strouse (most likely his brother) in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (township unknown) - John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 14 September 2003

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, 15 June 2002]

JOHN STROUSE Born circa 1759. Died 1838, in Nockamixon Twp. He married Elizabeth Catharine (possibly Pfeil) John Strauss purchased 63 acres, 88 perches of land on November 16, 1800. It would appear that the property was owned by Henry Pile which was sold to John Strauss this was recorded January 12, 1826. An interesting footnote is that it appears that Henry Pile had a son John who's daughter Mary Magdalene Pfeil married Henry Strauss. Johns brother. In 1782 and 1783 John is in Bedminster. In 1796 and later he owns the property in Nockamixon.

The following information was taken from his will and the pieces will be put together. The names shall be listed in no particular order until later. He died in Nockamixon O.C. 5068 Missing

Release Isaac Strouse _____ N. Strouse

Know all men by these presents that we Jacob Strouse Frederick Strouse Isaac Strouse all heirs at Law to the estate of John Strouse. Late of Nockamixon Township deceased Martin Hoffman and Magdalena his wife Late Magdalena Strouse one of the daughters and heirs at Law to the aforesaid deceased Samuel Yost and Margaret his wife late Margaret Strouse another daughters and heirs at Law to the aforesaid deceased so hereby Severely and respectively Acknowledged that we have this day received of and from Nicholas Strouse Executors of the last will and testament of John Strouse Late of the township aforesaid deceased the sum of two hundred and twenty four dollars thirty three cents. Each of us amounting together one thousand one hundred and twenty one dollars sixty five cents out of the personal and real estate of the aforesaid deceased in full satisfactions and payment of all such sum or sums of money which is coming to the said Jacob Strouse Frederick Strouse Isaac Strouse Martin Hoffman and Magdalena his wife Samuel Yost and Margaret his wife: Do by these presents release acquit and for ever discharge the said Nicholas Strouse his heirs executors and Administrates of and from said one thousand one hundred and twenty one dollars Sixty five cents out of the personal and real estate of said deceased and from all actions suits payments reckonings Claims and demands whatsoever for as by reason there of as any other act matter cause on things whatsoever concerning the personal real estate of said deceased: In witness where the said Jacob Strouse Frederick Strouse Isaac Strouse Martin Hoffman and Magdalena his wife Samuel Yost and Margaret his wife have here unto set their hands and seals this tweleveth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred Thirty nine. After which is shown their signatures seals and marks and it was recorded by John Harpel Esq. One of the Justices of the peace.

Jacob Strauss Seal, Frederick Strouz Seal, Isaac Strouse Seal, Martin (his X mark) Hoffman Seal,

Magdelene (her X mark) Hoffman Seal, Samuel Yost Seal, Margaret (her X mark) Yost Seal Sealed and delivered in the presents of us Elizabeth Harpel John Harpel Bucks County Be it remembered that on the twelveth day of April A.D. 1939 before me John Harpel Esquire one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said county came the within named Jacob Strouse, Frederick Strouse, Isaac Strouse, Martin Hoffmam and Magdalene his wife Samuel Yost and Margaret his wife and acknowledged the within written release to be theirs cut and dried and desired that the same might be recorded as such according to law in testimony whereof

Maria Magdalene Strouse B. June 22, 1782 married Martin Hoffman she d. prior to 1839.

Jacob B. Aug. 16, 1783 Keller's, married Maria Barbara Lear

Anna Catharina B. Oct. 19. 1784 married Samuel Bosserd

Johannes B. Dec. 20, 1785 married Maria Magdalena

Sarah B. Sep. 10, 1787 died January 11, 1797

Nicholas B. Mar. 17, 1789 married Elizabeth Zeiner

John Leonard B. June 24, 1790 married Elizabeth Ziegenfuss

John Frederick B. Sep. 10, 1791 married Mary Catharine Ziegenfuss

Anna Margaret B. Oct. 30, 1793 married 1st Jacob Swartz 2nd Samuel Yost

Isaac B. Mar. 20, 1796 married Catharine Mills

Abraham B. May 8, 1798

Joseph B. Oct. 14, 1799

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, "Strouse Tombstones", 28 October 2000]

The Strauss/Strouse Tombstones of Buck,s Co. Pa.
Nicholas Strauss my great- great- great- great- great grandfather was born probably in Germany but not proven at this time. He married Catharina _____? His will dated December 12, 1808, Proved March 14, 1809 in Bedminster. Children mentioned are Michael, Christopher, John, George, Leonard, Henry, Jacob, and Rosina the wife of Michael Lambert. They turn up in Nockamixon, Buck's County Pa. I am looking for any information on these lines. His will lists the following children; Michael, Rosina Lambert, John, George, Christopher, Leonard, Henry, Johan Jacob, and Margaret

John Strauss (Strouse) my great- great- great-great grandfather was born the son of Nicholas Strauss Nicholas died in Bedminster circa 1837. John and his wife Catherine Elizabeth _____ possibly Kruger they had several children, I will update when possible. Magdalena married Martin Hoffman, Jacob, Anna Catharina, Johannes, Sarah, Nicholas, John Leonard, John Frederick, Anna Margaret, Issac, Abraham, Joseph, and Margret who married Samuel Yost.

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, 21 March 2000, text of will provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

Hi,
I think I once sent you a copy of Nicholas' will and you are correct in what you said however this escapes me as to why I printed that, unless it was picked up in the accounts of the will. Regardless of my mistake, I am inclosing a copy of Johns will and Nicholas is listed there as you can see.

Will of John Strouse # 7153 (Estate)
In the name of God - Amen. I John Strouse of Nockamixon Township, County of Bucks, and commonwealth of Pennsylvania - yeoman - being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory pleased be the Almighty God for the same. Do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First it is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid by my Executors herein after named. Item and it is also my will and desire that all my estate, Both personal and real shall be sold at public venue or out cry in a convenient time after my deceased by my executors and the money arising there from I give and bequeath under my children as followeth to wit I give and bequeath unto my son Leonard one dollar thirteen cents, in full of his share out of my estate both personal and real and no more and I also give and bequeath unto my son Joseph one dollar thirteen cents in full of his share out of my estate both personal and real and no more and I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Catharine intermarried to Samuel Bossard one dollar thirteen cents in full of her share out of my estate person and real and no more. I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren, children of my son John late of Northampton county deceased fifty dollars in full out of my estate and no more and said fifty dollar shall be equally divided amongst my said grandchildren share and share alike and all the above bequests shall be paid to them by my executors in one year after my decease. And the rest and the residue of the money arising out of my estate both personal and real which is not already bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my sons Jacob I give and bequeath unto my son Nicholas and I also give and bequeath unto my son Frederick and I also give and bequeath unto my son Isaac and I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Magdalena intermarried to Martin Hoffman and I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret intermarried to Samuel Yost. Share and share alike and it is my will and I do order and direct that my son Isaac shall have no yearly wages out of my estate for the time that he has been with me after he has been above the age of twenty one years for he has received other value for the time he worked above the age of twenty one years. And I do hereby authorize and empower my executors to execute deed or deeds of conveyance for all the lands that I own or possess at the time of my decease as fully and entire as if I was present myself And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son Nicholas Strouse and my trusty friend Conrad Harpel of Bedminster to be my executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me made in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty one.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Johannes Strauss to be his last will and testament in the presents of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witness in the person of the testator.

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 7 September 2003]

More interesting facts 1780 Rev. War John Strouse 3d Batt, Tinicum Co. [PA 2:14:168, 5:5:396 [no DAR Patriot identified] This is very possibly our John Strouse, however, not proven.
1782 John Strauss & Elizabeth Beutleman spn. John Lambert [Keller's Wright I:58
1783 - Bedminster Township Tax [PA 3:13:218] John Strouse 1 cow
1784 - Living next to John Frats 200 acres & Stophel Strouse PA 3:13:450 John Strous has no land, a barn and 3 inhabitants.
1785 - Bedminster Township no Strouse in Nockamixon Township
1786 - Tinicum Township Tax [PA s 3:13:676] John Strouse taxed 0.10 shillings/pence in addition Leoinard and George are shown.
1798 - tax John Strouse owns property, adjacent to Anthony Grisor/Greasor and David Stover's Estate, also near Jacob Beidelman, who is near George Fulmer and John Buck. It is shown as a log house 25 x 18 1 story, a log barn 36 x 22 on 63 acres of land.
1800 US Census John Strouse 12010=23110-00
1800, 16 Nov - Bucks County Deed 51:382-3 [recorded 2 Jan 1826] Indenture made 16 Nov 1800 - John Filmer of Springfield Twp., yeoman and George Fulmer the elder of Haycock Twp., miller, executors of the will of Henry Pile, deceased grant to John Strouse of Nockamixon Twp., yeoman. 68 acres 88 perches adjacent to Mary Stover, Jacob Meyers, John Pile, Anthont Greazer. Being a part of the Proprietaries Lottery Land marked as #3 on the General Plan Whereas on 6 Oct 1789, the Penns granted the land to Henry Pile, in fee, and by his will of 1789, Henry empowered his executors to execute a deed. John Strauss paid 378 pounds for it. Deed witnessed by Jacob Clinker and James Smith.
1810 - US Census - Pennsylvania Bucks County page 53, John Strouse, Sr., John Strouse, Jr., and Henry Strouse Nockamixon Twp.
1820 - US Census - Pennsylvania
1830 - US Census - Pennsylvania
1838 - Estate of JOHN STROUSE - Register of Will's Office file # 7153 - 1838, 7 March Inventory made by John Harpel and Isaac Wolfinger and filed 8 Mar 1838 Total value $367.56 Household items including a clock and case and a stove and pipe and other household goods. Shoe making bench and tools, lot of books, grindstone, syth, been shell and sundries, Note against Frederick Strouse $66.67 + interest $79.36; Note against Frederick Strouse $ 66.67 + interest $77.35; Note against Isaac Strouse $26.69; Book debts against Jacob Stover, Jr. $2.06; Book Debts against Jacob Strouse $2.99
1839, 11 Apr - Settlement of Estate of John Strouse, Sr. late of Nockamixon Twp. Total $1,714.43 Income - Inventory $267.56, Rent paid by Tobias Melchor for 1838 $25.00 Sale of No. 1 63 acres sold to Ephraim Heller for $1261.26 Sale of No. 2 8 acres 115 perches sold to Samuel Strouse $44.25: Debits - largest payments to Tobias Melchor $16, Samuel Yost $106.50 + $75. Total to distribute among heirs - $1399.37 Will of John Strouse of Nockamixon Twp., yeoman signed 22 Dec 1831 proved 8 Mar 1838 Personal and Real Estate should be sold at public venue [auction] no wife mentioned! Children: Leonard Strouse $1.13 and no more, Joseph Strouse $ 1.13 and no more, Catharine married Samuel Bosserd $1.13 and no more, grandchildren of son John (deceased, late of Northampton County) $50 and no more. The rest of my estate bequeathed to children: Jacob, Nicholas, Frederick, Isaac, Magdalene married Martin Hoffman, and Margaret married Samuel Yost, Exrs, son Nicholas and friend Conrad Harpel of Bedminster. Signed Jehannas Strauss [German Script] witnessed by John Harpel and Isaac Wolfinger.
1839 - Bucks County Miscellaneous Deed 9:159 Know all men…we Henry Woolbach and Rachel (nee Strouse, and Anna Strouse, grandchildren named in the last will of John Strouse, late of Nockamixon Twp., acknowledge receipt from Nicholas Strouse, executor (total $50) in full satisfaction…released signed 10 Apr. 1839. John Harpel, Esq.
1839 - Bucks County Misscellaneous Deed 9:160 Know all men..we Jacob Strouse, Frederick Strouse, Isaac Strouse, Martin Hoffman and wife Magdalena (Strouse), Samuel Yost, and wife Margaret (Strouse), all heirs of John Strouse, late of Nockamixon Twp., deceased, each received $224 (total $1121.65) from Nicholas Strouse, Exr. NOTE: signatures indicate that Jacob and Frederick signed with German Script., Isaac in English. Magdalene and Margaret put their mark.

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The following is probably a reference to this John Strauss or Strouse.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 March 2008

[Source: Larry Hillpot, "Grantee Index"]

Grantee Grantor Docket Book Page Date Location

Strouse, John Henry Pile Est 51 382 Jan. 2 1826 Nockamixon

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The following reference indicates that Larry Hillpot believes that Henry Pile was the father-in-law of John Strauss. This needs to be clarified.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 March 2008

[Source: Larry Hillpot, "The Strauss/Strouse Tombstones of Buck,s Co. Pa."

John Strauss (Strouse) my great- great- great-great grandfather was born the son of Nicholas Strauss Nicholas died in Bedminster circa 1837. John and his wife Catherine Elizabeth Pfeil. Together they had 12 children. John served in the Revolutionary war under Capt. William McHenry 3rd Battalion. John later went on to purchasing the land of his father in law Henry Pile, a 63 acre plantation located in Nockamixon. These are the children shown in his will: Magdalena married Martin Hoffman, Jacob, Anna Catharina, Johannes, Sarah, Nicholas, John Leonard, John Frederick, Anna Margaret, Isaac, Abraham, Joseph, and Margaret who married Samuel Yost.

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: Several people (Larry Hillpot, Tom Myers) have indicated that John Strouse may have been married Elizabeth Catharine Kruger

• Alt. Birth: 1759. 52 Pennsylvania

• Census: 1790. 53 A John Strouse was living with 1 male under sixteen and two females, between the houses of Philip Harpel and Leonard Strouse, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Will: 22 Dec 1831. 35

• Alt. Death: After 22 Dec 1831. 2

Children from this marriage were:

   16 F    i. Maria Magdalena Strauss 2,20,31,34 was born on 22 Jun 1782 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,34,54 was baptized on 4 Aug 1782 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,20,34 and died after 28 Aug 1850.7 Other names for Maria were Magdalena Strouse,2,20,34 Magdalene Strouse,2,20,34 Maria Magdalena Strouse, and35 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.

Maria married John Martin Hoffman,7,35,55,56,57,58,59,60.,61 son of Johann Martin Hoffman 57,58,59,62 and Gertrude Ephart,31.,58.,59 John was born on 6 Sep 1768,61 was baptized on 16 Oct 1768 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,61 died on 29 Jul 1851 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania7,59 at age 82, and was buried in St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania.56,59 Another name for John was Martin Hoffman 35,55,56,57,58,59.,60

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

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: 7 This Martin Hoffman was probably either a brother or son of Johannes Martin Hoffman

• Census: 28 Aug 1850. Martin Hoffman, age 84, was living with Mary Hoffman, age 68, and Martin Hoffman, age 18, in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, PA. He was living a few houses away from Jacob and Barbara Strouse -- were they related?

• Occupation: 28 Aug 1850. Farmer

• Alt. Death: After 28 Aug 1850. 59

• Alt. Death: 29 Jul 1851. 59

• Sponsors: 16 Oct 1768, Keller's Lutheran Church (St. Matthew's)., Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA. 61 Peter and Eva Barbara Diel (Diehl?)

+ 17 M    ii. Jacob Strauss 20,34 was born on 16 Aug 1783 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,34,63,64 was baptized on 15 Sep 1783,34,63 died on 1 Nov 1869 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania2,64 at age 86, and was buried on 4 Nov 1869 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64,65

   18 F    iii. Anna Catharine Strauss 31,34,66 was born on 19 Oct 1784 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,20,34,67 was baptized on 1 Dec 1784 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34 died after 22 Dec 1831,35 and was buried in St. Paul's Reformed Church Graveyard, Unity Twp., Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.68 Other names for Anna were Anna Catharina Strauss,34,66 Anna Catharina Strouse,34,66 Catharine Strouse, and Catharine Strouse.

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

Anna Catharine of Johannes Strauss and wife Elizabetha Catharina, b. October 19, 1784; bapt. December 1, 1784. Spon: Ludwig Worman and Anna Maria Pfeil, both still single.

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

Name: Strauss, Anna Catharine
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 19 10 1784
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Sponsors are both single.
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Name: Strauss, Anna Catharine
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 1 12 1784
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, Elizabetha Catharina
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: Worman, Ludwig
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, Anna Maria
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
Remarks: Sponsors are both single.

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[Source: Hillpot Family Genealogy]

Larry Hillpot shows her as being born 10 October 1784 and baptised 1 December 1785. He shows her as the daughter of John Strauss & Elizabetha Catharina and the sponsors as Ludwig Worman & Anna Maria Pfeil. These dates may be incorrect or it may be another Anna Catharine Strauss.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 April 2001

Anna married Samuel Bossard.31.,69 Samuel was born in 1788,68 died in 187168 at age 83, and was buried in 1871 in St. Paul's Reformed Church Graveyard, Unity Twp., Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.68 Another name for Samuel was Samuel Bossart.

General Notes:

[Source: Gray Bossard, email to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 9 July 2007]

Dear Jake: As you see I don't check e-mail often. All I have on the Pile family is due to you and Larry Hilpot and the excellent reasearch you both have done. Years ago I noted that John Bossard was a witness to John Pile's will, this was on file in the Westmoreland co. PA courthouse. Thanks to your research I found that John Pile came from Noximixon Twp. Bucks Co. Catherine Straus (11/19/1792 - 6/2/1855) was my Gr.Gr.Gr.Grandmother and was married to Samuel Bossard (1788-1871). They are buried in St. Paul's Reformed Church grave yard in Unity Twp. West. Co. Apparently her parents never moved to West. Co. Her Grandfather John Pile moved to Unity Twp. about 1800 and died there in 1805. Around this time a Caspar Bossard and George Bossard arrived (from Franklin Co. PA) and started to purchase land. (land in this area was originally purchased by a Henry Bossard of Bossardsville, Hamilton Twp. Monroe Co. formerly Northhampton Co.) My supposition is that Samuel and John were sons of Caspar since all were tailors.
I am too old to get around to the courthouses as I did 40 years ago but see what I can obtain on the net.
I wish I could give you more information. If I dig up anymore on the Pile/Pfeil family uou will be informed.
Again thank you for your extensive work.
Regard, Gray Bossard

+ 19 M    iv. John Strauss 2,7 was born on 20 Dec 1785 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,70 was baptized on 2 Jul 1786 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,71 and died in 1817 in Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania2 at age 32.

   20 F    v. Sarah Strauss 31,34 was born on 10 Sep 1787,49,55 was baptized on 16 Dec 1787 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34 died on 11 Jan 1797 at age 9, and was buried on 13 Jan 1797 in Keller's Church Cemetery, , Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Sarah was Sarah Strouse.34

General Notes: [Source: Barbara Gammons LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

Baptized Dec. 16, 1787, Sponsors: George Hoellebart, Rosina Beidelman

+ 21 M    vi. Nicholas Strauss 31,34,48 was born on 17 Mar 1789 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34,72 died on 5 Jul 1858 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania2 at age 69, and was buried in Old Williams Cemetery, , Northampton, Pennsylvania.2

+ 22 M    vii. John Leonard Strauss 31,34,48,73 was born on 24 Jun 1790 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania74,75,76 and died between 22 Dec 1831 and 28 Sep 1850.35,73

+ 23 M    viii. John Frederick Strauss 31,34,48 was born on 10 Sep 1791 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34,77 was baptized on 23 Oct 1791 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34,77 and died about 187135 about age 80.

   24 F    ix. Anna Margaret Strauss 31,34 was born on 30 Oct 1793 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34,78 died on 28 Jul 1845 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania35 at age 51, and was buried in Saint Luke's Union Church Cemetery, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Anna was Anna Margaret Strouse.34

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

Baptism Witnesses: Philip Gruber and Margaret

Anna married Samuel Yost 2,31,35 on 26 Dec 1822. Samuel was born on 1 Mar 1803, died after 22 Dec 1831,35 and was buried in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptism: 20 Apr 1793. 32 Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bucks, Pennsylvania

Anna next married Jacob Swartz.31

+ 25 M    x. Isaac Strauss 19,34,55,79 was born on 20 Mar 1796 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania,34,55,80,81 died on 25 Jun 186646,47,82 at age 70, and was buried on 26 Jun 1866 in Row 15, Lower Tinicum New Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.83

   26 M    xi. Abraham Strauss 19,31,34 was born on 8 May 179834,55,80 and died before 1831. Other names for Abraham were Abraham Strauss, Abraham Strouse 19. and34

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

Baptized July 29, 1798, Sponsors: Christian Trager and Esther

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

Name Description Date of Event Event

Catharina Strauss Born 30 April 1798 Birth
Catharina Strauss Baptized 1 July 1798 Baptism
Georg Strauss Father Baptism
Maria Strauss Mother Baptism
Peter Ott Sponsor Baptism
Catharina Ott Sponsor Baptism

   27 M    xii. Joseph Strauss 2,31,34 was born on 11 Oct 1799,34,80 was baptized on 14 Apr 1800 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34 and died after 22 Dec 1831.35 Another name for Joseph was Joseph Strouse 2.,34

General Notes:

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

Name Description Date of Event Event

Joseph Strauss Born 11 October 1799 Birth
Joseph Strauss Baptized 14 April 1800 Baptism
Johannes Strauss Father Baptism
Elisabeth Catharine Strauss Mother Baptism
Georg Weil Sponsor Baptism
Catharine Schaub Sponsor Baptism

8. Elisabet Pile 22 was born on 18 Jun 1759, was baptized on 15 Jul 1759 in Tohickon Church, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died before 20 Sep 1803.22 Other names for Elisabet were Catherine Elizabeth Peil, Elizabeth Pfeil, and M. Elisabeth Schibler.

General Notes:

[Source: BUCKS, PA GenExchange™ - Baptism Registry]

SURNAME, First & Middle Name: PEIL, Catharine Elizabeth
Date of Birth: 18 Jun 1759
Date of Baptism: 15 Jul 1759
Place of Baptism: Tohickon Ch BUCKS, PA
Mother: Margaret
Father: John
Godmother: Catharine Elizabeth Overbeck
Source: Church records
Posted By: Terry Ruth (Submitter #21557)
Email Address: truth@krl.org

Noted events in her life were:

• First Communion: Apr 1774. A Maria Eliz. Pfeil, "on Sunday after Easter, in the year 1774, went for the first time to the Lord's Supper", Tohickon Union Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Elisabet married Jacob Shiveler.22 Other names for Jacob are Jacob Schibler, Jacob Shibele, and Jacob Shibler.18

Children from this marriage were:

   28 F    i. Anna Catharina Shibele 66 was born on 10 May 1785 in Pennsylvania66 and was baptized on 28 Jul 1785 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.66 Another name for Anna was Shiveler2.66

General Notes:

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

Name: Shibele, Anna Catharina
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 10 5 1785
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Shibele, Anna Catharina
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 28 7 1785
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Shibele, Jacob
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Shibele, Elisabeth Pfeil
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Pfeil, Elisabeth
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Pfeil, Henrich
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Pfeil, Henrich
Title: Mrs.
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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   29 F    ii. Maria Magdalena Schiebeler was born on 15 Apr 1787 in Pennsylvania. Another name for Maria was Shiveler3.

General Notes:

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

Name: Schiebeler, Maria Magdalena
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 15 4 1787
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Schiebeler, Maria Magdalena
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 28 8 1787
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Schiebeler, Jacob
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Schiebeler, Elisabet
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Kohl, Michael
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Kohl, Michael
Title: Mrs.
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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   30 M    iii. Henrich Schibler 20 was born on 24 Sep 1790 in Pennsylvania.20 Another name for Henrich was Shiveler1.20

General Notes:

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

Name: Schibler, Henrich
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 24 9 1790
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Schibler, Henrich
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 14 11 1790
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Schibler, Jacob
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Schibler, M. Elisabeth
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Peil, Johannes
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800

9. Maria Magdalena Pfeil 33 was born about 1765 in , Baden-Wόrttemberg, Germany36 and died after 1834.36 Other names for Maria were Maria Magdalene \\,48 Magdalen Pein, Mary Magdalen Pfeil,3 Mary Magdalena Pfeil,15,50 Maria Magdalena Pfeil or Pile,36 Mary Magdalen Pile 15,22., and50

General Notes:

[Source: Hillpot Family Genealogy, Larry Hillpot, www.larryhillpot.com]

Buck's County Intellegencer Death's 1861 - 1885

Strauss, Mary Magdalena; in Haycock aged 70 years 4 months 12 days on December 6, 1867; Intell. December 24, 1867
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NOTE: I do not know for sure if this is Mary Magdalen Pfeil Strauss but I have included it here due to the name similarity. This particular Mary Magdalena would be too young to be the Maria Magdalena Strause of my ancestry. -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 August 2000

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[Source: Tom Myers, email provided to Charles Ivey who in turn provided it to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 7 August 2000]

Mr. Myers shows the parents of Maria Magdalena Pfeil or Pile as Henry Pfeil and Anna Catharine _____.

[Mr. Myers's information conflicts with the information I have showing her as the daughter of John Pfeil, son of Henry Pfeil.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.]

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[Source: Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry, Carrie E. Bodensteiner <bodenst@kichline.com>]

ID: I11708
Name: Maria Magdalena PFEIL
Sex: F
ALIA: Maria Magdalena /PEIN/
Birth: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1
Death: UNKNOWN in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Marriage 1 Henry STRAUSS b: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Children
Susanna STRAUSS b: 18 APR 1785 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Maria Sarah STRAUSS b: 25 MAR 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Anna Maria STRAUSS b: 14 AUG 1791
Henry STRAUSS b: 10 JUN 1795
Nicholas STRAUSS b: 30 OCT 1796 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Michael STRAUSS b: 4 JAN 1800

Sources:
Title: Bs - Nockamixon Church records, St. Lukes, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Author: Church Records of Twenty-eight Churches in the Easton Public Library
Publication: 1979, Genealogical Society of Utah
Note: St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Reformed Church, Pennsylvania. Records begin 1766. Indexed in Humphrey [19] Evangelical Lutheran, [20]. Transcription by Charles R. Roberts, Allentown, PA, 1923.
Note: Very good
Repository:
Note: LDS
Call Number: #1029738 item 6 (box 930); LDS Film #0192632 items 2&3; H929.3/F11.7
Media: Microfilm
Page: p. 13

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, Strouse section of his webpage, http://www.larryhillpot.com, 22 April 2001]

Mr. Hillpot says Maria Magdalena Pfeil was the son of John Pfeil and Anna Lightcap.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1765. 84,85 Germany

• Alt. Birth: 33,36,84 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: After 3 Jun 1804. 2,36

• Alt. Death: 33,36 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Comment 1: 86 Charles M. Melchior names her as "Mary Magdalene Pfeil"

Maria married Henry Strouse,31,33,34,46,47,48,87,88 son of Nicholas Strauss 2,31,46,47,50 and Phillipina Christiana \\,31,51 after 4 Aug 1782.34 Henry was born about 1765 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania2,33,87 and died in 1835 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania2,7,87 about age 70. Other names for Henry were Henry Straus,22,34,47,48 Henrich Strauss,20,34,47 Henry Or Heinrich Strauss,2 Henry Strouse,2,15,20,50 Henry Strouse Sr. 2., and89

Marriage Notes:

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

Henrich Straus and Maria Magdalena Pfeil, both single, were sponsors at the 4 August 1782 baptism of Maria Magdalena Strauss, daughter of Johannes Strauss and Cath. Strauss. Obviously, then, they were married after that date. They were shown as married at the 29 May 1785 baptism of their daughter, Susanna Catharina Strauss so their marriage must have taken place between 5 August 1782 and 29 May 1785.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 June 2004

General Notes:

Larry Hillpot shows Henry Strouse as being married Maria Magdalena Pyle. Scholl and Battle both show him as being married to Anna Pyle.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 August 2008

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[Source: 1790 US Census, online image at www.ancestry.com]

Henry Strouse or Strause was living with one male under sixteen and two females at the 1790 census in Bucks County (township unknown). Next door to him was the house of John Pile (probably his father-in-law) who was living with another male over sixteen and two females. On the other side of Henry Strouse, two doors down, was the house of Henry Pile (possibly John Pile's father or maybe his brother) who was living with one female.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 November 2000

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[Source: Pennsylvania 1790 Federal Census]

HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 PENNSYLVANIA
BUCKS COUNTY

Name of head of family: Strouse, Henry
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 1
Free white females, including heads of families: 2


HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 PENNSYLVANIA
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY.
ALLEN TOWNSHIP.

Name of head of family: Strouse, Henry
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 2
Free white females, including heads of families: 5

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[Source: 1790 PA Census Index, page 618]

There were a number of people with the name Strous or Strouse living in Northampton County, PA during the 1790 Census. Of particular interest are the names Henry Strous, Christopher Strous, and Jacob Strouse. It is probable this is an entirely different family or families but who knows? This compicates the search for the right family! -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 December 2000

Name County Location Pg Year

Strous, Henry NORTHAMPTON CO.LEHIGH TWP 172 1790
Strous, Henry " MORE TWP 177 1790
Strouse, Christopher " LOWER SAUCON TWP 174 1790
Strouse, David " MACUNGE TWP 176 1790
Strouse, Henry " EASTON TOWN 171 1790
Strouse, Jacob " EASTON TOWN 171 1790

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Note by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 February 1999

Not sure of spelling - may have been Strauss, Strouse, Strouss, Strause, etc.
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Note by John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 May 1999

I found this listing on www.ancestry.com, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol. 4 (this is probably NOT the Henry Strouse or Strauss of my family).

STRAUSS Henry, Zion's Stone Ch Cem, Kreidersville, Northampton Co PA 40

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, Hillpot Family Genealogy, www.larryhillpot.com, 2 August 2000]

Mr. Hillpot lists a number of people with the surname Strouse with many of its variant spellings. The surnames (disregarding the various spellings) and names of spouses are close enough to merit inclusion. There was at least one Nicholas Straus or Strouse who had sons Henry and John. If Mr. Hillpot's Nicholas is the same as the father of these two boys, then they (Henry and John) also had two sisters and three other brothers. It is also possible that there were two men named Nicholas Strouse who each happened to have sons named John and Henry
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 5 Aug 2000

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NOTE: The following source shows the parents of Henry Strauss as Leonard Strauss and Anna Phillippina but this is possibly incorrect. However, the information on the children of Henry Strauss and Maria Magdalena Pfeil appears to be correct.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 Aug 2000

[Source: Carrie E. Bodensteiner, Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry]

ID: I11731
Name: Henry STRAUSS

Sex: M
Birth: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1
Death: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Father: Leonard STRAUSS b: ABT. 1730
Mother: Anna Phillippina .... b: ABT. 1730

Marriage 1 Maria Magdalena PFEIL b: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Children
Susanna STRAUSS b: 18 APR 1785 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Maria Sarah STRAUSS b: 25 MAR 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Anna Maria STRAUSS b: 14 AUG 1791
Henry STRAUSS b: 10 JUN 1795
Nicholas STRAUSS b: 30 OCT 1796 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Michael STRAUSS b: 4 JAN 1800

Sources:
Title: Bs - Nockamixon Church records, St. Lukes, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Author: Church Records of Twenty-eight Churches in the Easton Public Library
Publication: 1979, Genealogical Society of Utah
Note: St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Reformed Church, Pennsylvania. Records begin 1766. Indexed in Humphrey [19] Evangelical Lutheran, [20]. Transcription by Charles R. Roberts, Allentown, PA, 1923.
Note: Very good
Repository:
Note: LDS
Call Number: #1029738 item 6 (box 930); LDS Film #0192632 items 2&3; H929.3/F11.7
Media: Microfilm
Page: p. 13
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NOTE: The following reference is possibly this Henry Strouse.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr.

Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of 1812

Roll of Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Privates.

Strouse, Henry.

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, 22 April 2001, http://www.larryhillpot.com]

HENRY STROUSE Born abt 1765 in Nockamixon Twp. Bucks County. Died 1834 in Nockamixon. He was a farmer. He married Maria Magdalena Pfeil aft 1782. She was the daughter of John Pfeil and Anna Lightcap. Maria was born abt. 1765 in Germany and died after 1834

Susanna Strouse b. April 18, 1785 d. bef. 1835

Maria Sarah Strouse married Michael Kunsman

John Strouse married Maria Magdalena Nicholas

Anna Maria Strouse b. August 14, 1791 d. bef. 1835

Jacob Strouse married Catharine Harwick

Henry Strouse married Susanna Myers

Nicholas Strouse married Mary Summer

Michael Strouse b. Jan. 4, 1800 d. bef. 1835

Margaret Strouse b. March 29, 1804 d. bef. 1835

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[Source: Bucks County Document #06778, copy provided to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 January 2005, by Edie Gale Hays. Comments in [brackets] below are by Mr. Hannam indicating words that were unclear to him. Transcripton is by Mr. Hannam, 16 January 2005]

To Andrew Keller, Register at Doylestown
I recommend my two sons - John and Jacob Strouse
to be the Administrators [unreadable superscript here] of my Lade Husband Henry Strouse Lade of Nockamixon deceased _ _ _ _ _
Witness my hand this 22 [or 21 or 26] day of November 1834
Witness present
[unreadable]

[Signed] Magdalene X her mark Strouse

filed November 24th 1834 [looks like 1824]

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: 2,33 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Comment 1: 86 Charles M. Melchior names him as "Henry Straus"

• Comment 2: 90 Possibly a Revolutionary War soldier

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1760. 2,33,84 prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: Between 1760 and 1770. 24,33

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1765. 36,84

• Alt. Birth: 1765. 88 Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: After 3 Jun 1804. 2

• Census: 1820. 91 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Census: 1830. 92 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 1834. 36

• Comment 3: 5 Aug 2000. 7 There may have been two sets of brothers, John and Henry Strouse, and it is possible that the other siblings listed here are not correct; for now, I am assuming that there was only one set of brothers, Henry and John, sons of Nicholas Strause

Children from this marriage were:

   31 F    i. Susanna Catharina Strauss 20,31,34 was born on 18 Apr 1785 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,2,20,34 was baptized on 29 May 1785 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died before 1835.2 Other names for Susanna were Susanna Strauss,20,34 Susanna Catherine Strauss Or Strouse 20. and34

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

Baptized May 29, 1785, Sponsors: Johannes Strauss and wife Catharina

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[Source: Carrie E. Bodensteiner, Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry]

ID: I11733
Name: Susanna STRAUSS
Sex: F
Birth: 18 APR 1785 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1
Baptism: 29 MAY 1785 Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1

Father: Henry STRAUSS b: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Maria Magdalena PFEIL b: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Sources:
Title: Bs - Nockamixon Church records, St. Lukes, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Author: Church Records of Twenty-eight Churches in the Easton Public Library
Publication: 1979, Genealogical Society of Utah
Note: St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Reformed Church, Pennsylvania. Records begin 1766. Indexed in Humphrey [19] Evangelical Lutheran, [20]. Transcription by Charles R. Roberts, Allentown, PA, 1923.
Note: Very good
Repository:
Note: LDS
Call Number: #1029738 item 6 (box 930); LDS Film #0192632 items 2&3; H929.3/F11.7
Media: Microfilm
Page: p. 13

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

Name Description Date of Event

Susanna Catharina Strauss Born 18 April 1785
Susanna Catharina Strauss Baptized 29 May 1785
Henrich Strauss Father
Maria Magdalena Strauss Mother
Johannes Strauss Sponsor
Catharina Strauss Sponsor

+ 32 F    ii. Maria Sarah Straus 93 was born on 25 Mar 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania and was baptized on 1 Jun 1788 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   33 M    iii. John Strouse Or Strauss 7,31,94 was born on 24 Sep 1789.7,94

General Notes:

NOTE: This is probably the John Straus, husband of Magdalene, who was the father of Sarah Anna Straus (1817) and Levi Straus (1819). Henry and Maria Magdalene Straus, his parents, were sponsors at the baptism of Levi on 26 June 1819. It is probably safe to make this assumption but not 100 percent certain. -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 21 February 2004

+ 34 F    iv. Anna Maria Strauss 33,34,48,62,86,95 was born on 14 Aug 179133,34,77,94 and was baptized on 2 Oct 1791 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33,34,77

+ 35 M    v. Henry Strauss 34,36,94,96 was born on 10 Jun 1795,34,36,97 was baptized on 18 Oct 1795 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34,96 and died before 19 Aug 1836.

   36 M    vi. Nicholas Strauss 34,94,96 was born on 26 Mar 179734,63 and was baptized on 26 May 1797 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.96,98,99

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

NOTE: This information of the baptism of Nicholas is contradictory. There were probably two children named Nicholas in the same family (different parents).
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 13 Aug 2000

Baptized May 26, 1797, Sponsors: Nicholas Strauss and wife, Christina

Baptized Oct. 29, 1797, Sponsors: Michael Strauss and wife

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[Source: Carrie E. Bodensteiner, Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry]

ID: I11735
Name: Nicholas STRAUSS
Sex: M
Birth: 30 OCT 1796 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1
Baptism: 26 MAY 1797 Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1

Father: Henry STRAUSS b: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Maria Magdalena PFEIL b: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Sources:
Title: Keller's Lutheran Church (St. Mathew's Evangelical Lutheran), Doylestown, Bedminster township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Repository:
Call Number: CD #166
Media: Family Archive CD

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

Name Description Date of Event

Nicholas Strauss Born 26 March 1797
Nicholas Strauss Baptized 26 May 1797
Henry Strauss Father
Mary Magdalene Strauss Mother
Nicholas Strauss Sponsor
Christina Strauss Sponsor

Nicholas married Mary Summer.31

   37 M    vii. Michael Strauss 2,20,31,34,94,100 was born on 4 Jan 1800,2,34,80 was baptized on 6 Apr 1800 in Nockamixon Reformed Church, Nockamixon, , Bucks, Pennsylvania,20 and died before 1835.

General Notes:

[Source: Carrie E. Bodensteiner, Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry]

ID: I11736
Name: Michael STRAUSS
Sex: M
Birth: 4 JAN 1800 1

Father: Henry STRAUSS b: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Maria Magdalena PFEIL b: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Sources:
Title: Pennsylvania Births, Bucks County, 1682-1800
Author: Humphrey, John T.
Publication: Humphrey Publications, 1993
Note: Available from author
P.O. Box 15190
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-4142
Note: excellent
Repository:
Note: CEB
Call Number: LC 93-78745
Media: Book
Page: p. 294 [20] St. Lukes Nockamixon

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

Name Description Date of Event

Michael Strauss Born 4 January 1800
Michael Strauss Baptized 6 April 1800
Henrich Strauss Father
Maria Magdal. Strauss Mother
Michael Lambert Sponsor
Rosina Lambert Sponsor

   38 F    viii. Margaret Strauss 2,7,31 was born on 29 Mar 1804,2,7 was baptized on 3 Jun 1804 in St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania,2 and died before 1835.

General Notes:

[Source: Hillpot Family Genealogy]

Larry Hillpot lists an alternate date of birth, 19 March 1804, with baptism sponsors of Philip Herpel and wife, Magdalene. This is obviously a duplicate listing with variations in the date of birth (19 March 1804 vs. 29 March 1804) and the spelling of Philip Herpel or Harpel's surname.

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 August 1999]

Could Mary Strauss, wife of Jacob Melchior, be a sister of Margaret Strouse, wife of Joseph Melchior? THIS could be the missing link to tie the two family lines of Johannes Melchior together. This possibility needs to be further researched.

   39 M    ix. Jacob Strouse .2

General Notes:

NOTE: The Scholl genealogy shows the Jacob who married Catharine Harwick as the son of Henry Strouse and Anna Peyl. Larry Hillpot shows him as the son of Henry Strouse and Maria Magdalena Pfeil. Carrie Bodensteiner does not list him as son of Henry and Maria Magdalena.

J.H. Battle's History of Bucks County, page 1138, shows him as the son of Henry Strouse and Anne Maria Pyle.

There is obviously a discrepancy here!

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 23 August 2008

Jacob married Catharine Harwick.2

10. Margreta Pile 22 was born on 27 Apr 1766,37,38,39 died on 4 Jan 182837,38,39 at age 61, and was buried in Forks Cemetery, Forks Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania.39 Other names for Margreta were Margaretha Pyle Mill,38 Margaretha Pyle Mill, Margaret Pile,22 Margaret Pyle,39 Margaretha Pyle, Margaretha Pyle-Mill 37., and38

General Notes:

[Source: Familysearch.org]

Individual Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19
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Margaret PYLE (AFN: 4BF7-C1) Pedigree
Sex: F Family
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Event(s):
Birth: 27 Apr 1766
Of Nrthmp Co. Pa
Death: 4 Jan 1828

Burial: Forks Cem, Forks Twp, Nrthmp, Pa
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Parents:
Father: John PYLE (AFN: CMB4-69) Family
Mother:
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Marriage(s):
Spouse: Philip MESSINGER (AFN: 3RFM-7T) Family
Marriage:

Spouse: Dr. MILL (AFN: CMB4-7G) Family
Marriage:

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 37,38 Forks-Werkheiser Cemetery

• Lived in: 18 Northampton County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: 21 Apr 1766. 18

• Lived in: 1819. 101 Parks Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: After 19 Aug 1819. 101

Margreta married Dr. Mill.18 Mill was born about 1762.39

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Comment 1: 18 Dr. Mill was Margaret's first husband

Margreta next married Philip Messinger,18,37,38,39 son of Michael Messinger 38 and Catherine Abel,37,38 before 20 Sep 1803.22 Philip was born on 21 Jun 1750 in Northampton, Pennsylvania,38,102,103 died after 19 Aug 1819,101 and was buried in Forks Cemetery, Forks Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania.37,38,39 Another name for Philip was Philip Mesinger.22

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Comment 1: 18 Philip Messinger was Margaret's second husband

General Notes:

[Source: Familysearch.org]

Philip MESSINGER (AFN: 3RFM-7T)
Sex: M

Event(s):
Birth: 21 Jun 1750
Berks Co., Pa
Christening: 19 May 1775
Easton, Nrthmp, Pa
Death: 21 Dec 1819
Forks Twp, Nrthmp, Pa
Burial:
Forks, Cem, Forks Twp, Nrthmp, Pa
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Parents:
Father: Michael MESSINGER (AFN: 3RFL-SM) Family
Mother: Catherine ABEL (AFN: 3RFL-TS)
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Marriage(s):
Spouse: Susannah Elizabeth ABEL (AFN: 4BF7-BT) Family
Marriage: 20 Apr 1773
Nrthmp, Pa

Spouse: Margaret PYLE (AFN: 4BF7-C1) Family
Marriage:

Submitter Details:

Individual Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

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Philip MESSINGER (AFN: 3RFM-7T) Pedigree
Sex: M

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Submitter(s):
BARBARA JEAN KIRKPATRICK Microfilm: 1394226
4701 SKIRIDGE RD
PLACERVILLE CA Submission: AF83-051257
USA 95667

RICHARD ERNEST RUSH Microfilm: 1394436
404 POWDERHORN DRIVE
VALPARAISO IN Submission: AF83-113729
USA 46383

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[Source: Family Data Collection - Births

Name: Messinger, Philip
Father: Messinger , Michale
Mother: Abel , Catherina
Birth Date: 21 June 1750
County: Northampton
State: PA
Country: USA

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[Source: Family Data Collection - Individual Records

Name Spouse Birthplace(County, City, State) Birth Date (Day, Month, Year) Death Place Death Date

Anna Catherine Messinger George Beidler Nrthmp, Nazereth Twp, PA 10 April 1774
Jacob P Messinger Anna Maria Michael Nrthmp, Nazereth Twp, PA 3 September 1775 28 September 1849
John George Messinger Elizabeth Kern Kaemaer Kammerer Kaemerer Kaemrer Nrthmp, Forks Twp, PA 10 April 1774 Forks Twp, Nrthmp, PA 10 November 1840
John Michael Messinger Nrthmp, Easton, PA 22 June 1810
Margaret Messinger Nrthmp, Easton, PA 24 August 1802
Peter Messinger Nrthmp, Easton, PA 5 February 1799 30 July 1800
Philip Messinger Nrthmp, Easton, PA 5 February 1799 28 July 1800
Philip Messinger Anna Maria Kemmerer Northampton Co, PA 24 March 1787 Northampton Co, PA 8 January 1865
Philip Messinger Abigail Breidinger Nrthmp, Evangelical Ref Ch Of Easton, PA 29 April 1798 1828
Philip Messinger Susannah Elizabeth Abel Nrthmp, Easton, PA 19 May 1775 Forks Twp, Nrthmp, PA 21 December 1819
Philip Messinger Margaretha Pyle Mill Northampton Co, PA 21 June 1750 Northampton Co, PA 12 December 1819
Rachel Messinger Nrthmp, Easton, PA 24 August 1806
Susan Elizabeth Messinger Mr Bueller Nrthmp, Easton, PA 4 May 1777
Charles Jacob Messinger Anna Maria Elizabeth Weyand Mclean, Bloomington, IL 1823 Salt Lake City, S Lk 3 January 1892
Phillip Messinger Northampton Co, Forks Township, PA 1807

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[Source: WELCOME TO GENEALOGY IN PENNSYLVANIA by Tiana, http://www.geocities.com/heartland/6508, 19 May 2004]


FORKS CHURCH YARD - LUTHERAN - REFORMED
Forks or Salem Church-Yard and apparently also at one time known as "Werkheiser Cemetery" and also Stocker cemetery is situated at Churchville, in the northern part of Forks township, about 5 miles N. W. of Easton, Pa. The yard was laid-out in the year 1760, but whether the Church was erected at the same time, is not definitely known. Parts of the present structure date from 1812.

The following records were copied from "The Old Grave-Yards of Northampton and Adjacent Counties" by John Eyerman, F.Z.S., F.G.S.A. - June 1899 and my own personal research records.

MESSINGER, Susanna, b. 1777, d. 17 Nov. 1814

MESSINGER, Philip
as written:Zu|m
Andencken Von
Philip Mefzinger
War Gebohren
den 21 ten Juni
1750
u ftarb den 31ten
December 1819
ift Alt Worten 69 Jahr
and
wife: Margaret
children, George, Jacob, Catharine (m. Geo. Beidler) Margaret
Rachael, Michael
Elisabeth, wife of 20 and daughter of Michael and Anna Margaret
Wilhelm, b. 16 Nov. 1749, d. 25 Nov. 1809
Margaret, wife of 17, b. 21 Apr. 1766
Elizabeth, wife of Michael, b. 15 Aug. 1768, d. Dec. 1842
Michael, b. 31 Mar, 1759, d. 31 Dec. 1842
children: John, Jacob, Andrew, Rebecca (m. Melchior
Mixfell) Elisabeth (m. Abraham Heinline), Sarah (m. Felix
Hartzell) Catharine (m. Germes Belft), Maria (m. Francis
Latic) Susanna, Anna (m. Jacob Kreidler)Rosene, Michael
Elizabeth, wife of Michael, b. Sigman, b. 1759 d. 1782

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 21 Jun 1750. 38,39 Berks County, Pennsylvania

• Christened: 19 May 1775, Easton, Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 39

• Lived in: 1819. 101 Parks Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 12 Dec 1819. 38,102,103 Northampton County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 21 Dec 1819. 38,39 Forks Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: 31 Dec 1819. 37,38

Children from this marriage were:

   40 M    i. Peter Messinger 37,38 was born on 19 Aug 1798,37,38 was baptized on 5 Feb 1799, and died on 28 Jul 180037,38 at age 1. Another name for Peter was Pheter Messinger.38

General Notes: [Source: Family Data Collection - Births

Name: Messinger, Pheter
Father: Messinger , Philip
Mother: Mill , Margaretha Pyle
Birth Date: 19 August 1798
State: PA
Country: USA

   41 F    ii. Margaret Messinger 37,38 was born on 13 Nov 1801 in Pennsylvania, was baptized on 29 Aug 1802, and died in 180237,38 at age 1.

General Notes:

[Source: Family Data Collection - Births

Name: Messinger, Margaret
Father: Messinger , Philip
Mother: Mill , Margaretha Pyle
Birth Date: 13 November 1801
State: PA
Country: USA

   42 F    iii. Rachael Messinger 37,38 was born on 7 May 180537,38 and was baptized on 24 Aug 1806.38

   43 M    iv. Philip Messinger was born in 1807.

+ 44 M    v. John Michael Messinger 37,38 was born on 22 Jan 1810 in Pennsylvania.38

+ 45 M    vi. Philip Messinger 38 was born about 1812.38

11. John Pile 22 was born on 13 Jun 1771,18 was baptized in Pennsylvania,40 and died on 12 May 1848 in Wayne, Ohio18 at age 76. Another name for John was John Pile Jr.

General Notes:

NOTE: I do not know if this is John Pile, son of John and Margaret Pile, but the age appears to be about right for military service in the War of 1812.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 25 November 2000
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[Source: War of 1812 Muster Rolls, www.ancestry.com]

Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge Misc Roll Box Roll Exct Roll Rec
Pile John 65 Reg't (Pearson's) Pennsylvania Mil. Private Private 165 602 16300

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The following is another possible military reference to this John Pile or Pfeil.

[Source: War of 1812 Service Records, www.ancestry.com]

Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge Misc Roll Box Roll Exct Roll Rec
PFEIL JOHN 1 BATTALION RIFLEMEN (UHLE'S), PENNSYLVANIA VOLS. PRIVATE PRIVATE 163 602

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: 18 John Pile is the ancestor of Evelyn Pecht's husband

• Census: 1800. 21 John Piles, Jr. was living in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

John married Elizabetha \\.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 46 F    i. Mary Ann Pile 40 was born on 20 Dec 1805,40 was baptized in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania,40 and died on 23 Nov 1882 in Plain Twp., Wayne, Ohio40 at age 76.

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13. Joseph Heaney 27,29,45 was born in 1791 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27,29

Joseph married Susanna Ulmer 27,29 on 20 Mar 1828 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.29 Susanna was born in 1810 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,29 was baptized on 22 Dec 1811 in Nockamixon Lutheran Church, Nockamixon, , Bucks, Pennsylvania,27 and died in 188027,29 at age 70.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 20 Mar 1828. 29 Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1810. 29 Nockamixon Twp., Bucks Co., Pa

• Christened: 22 Dec 1811. 29 Nockamixon Lutheran Church, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Children from this marriage were:

   47 M    i. Simon Heaney 27,29 was born on 16 Jun 1829 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27 and was baptized on 24 Aug 1829 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27

Simon married Laurana 27 on 14 Feb 1858 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27

   48 F    ii. Mary Heaney 27,29 was born in 1831 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27

   49 M    iii. Henry Heaney 27,29 was born in 1834 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,27 was baptized on 28 Apr 1834 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,27 and was buried on 12 Oct 1877.27

+ 50 F    iv. Rebecca Heaney 27,29 was born on 1 Aug 1835 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,29 was baptized on 20 Sep 1835 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,27 died on 26 Sep 190027,29 at age 65, and was buried in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.29

   51 M    v. Justus Heaney 27,29 was born in 1840 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27 and was buried on 13 Sep 1876.27

   52 M    vi. Isaac Heaney 27,29 was born on 27 May 1845 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27 and was baptized on 23 Sep 1845 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27


17. Jacob Strauss 20,34 was born on 16 Aug 1783 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,34,63,64 was baptized on 15 Sep 1783,34,63 died on 1 Nov 1869 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania2,64 at age 86, and was buried on 4 Nov 1869 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64,65 Other names for Jacob were Jacob Straus,20 Jacob Strouse 34. and64

Christening Notes: Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

General Notes:

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

The Jacob Strouse, age 66, mason, living in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania is probably this Jacob Strouse. His wife, age 65, was named Barbara (Maria Barbara Lear?) and they had a daughter, Rebecca, age 25.

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

Name Description Date of Event

Jacob Strauss Born 16 August 1783
Jacob Strauss Baptized 15 September 1783
John Strauss Father
Catharine Strauss Mother
Jacob Baukel Sponsor
Jacob Baukel Sponsor

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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]

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In memory of Jacob Strauss
Born Aug 16, 1783
Died Nov 1, 1869 88y 2m 11d

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Front section, in the middle, one row ahead of the front door of the church
Two or three spaces to the right and left of these two have no stones

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptism: 15 Sep 1783. Sponsors: Jacob Baukel(?) and wife

• Alt. Birth: Saint Luke's Union Church Cemetery, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 2

Jacob married Maria Barbara Lear 2,20 on 18 Feb 1806 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Maria was born on 25 Jul 1779,64 died on 12 Apr 186864 at age 88, and was buried after 12 Apr 1868 in Saint Luke's Union Church Cemetery, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for Maria were Mary Barbara Lehr and64 Barbara Straus.20

General Notes:

[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]

In memory of Mary Barbara, wife of Jacob Strauss
Born Jul 25, 1779
Died Apr 12, 1868 88y 8m 17d


Children from this marriage were:

   53 F    i. Juliana Straus 20 was born on 19 Feb 180720 and was baptized on 17 May 1807 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.20

General Notes:

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

Name Description Date of Event Event

Juliana Straus Born 19 February 1807 Birth
Juliana Straus Baptized 17 May 1807 Baptism
Jacob Straus Father Baptism
Barbara Straus Mother Baptism
John Straus Sponsor Baptism
Elizabeth Lampert Sponsor Baptism

   54 M    ii. John Moses Straus 20 was born on 9 Dec 181020 and was baptized on 13 May 1811 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.20

General Notes:

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

Name Description Date of Event Event

John Moses Straus Born 9 December 1810 Birth
John Moses Straus Baptized 13 May 1811 Baptism
Jacob Straus Father Baptism
Barbara Straus Mother Baptism
John Straus Sponsor Baptism
Anna Catharine Straus Sponsor Baptism

+ 55 F    iii. Caroline Ann Strouse 64 was born on 30 Jun 1812,104 was baptized on 9 Aug 1812 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,104 died on 21 Sep 187064 at age 58, and was buried after 21 Sep 1870 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

19. John Strauss 2,7 was born on 20 Dec 1785 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,70 was baptized on 2 Jul 1786 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,71 and died in 1817 in Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania2 at age 32. Other names for John were Johannes Straus,20 Johannes Strauss, and Johannes Strouse.2

General Notes:

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

Name: Straus, Johannes
Description: Born
Event: Birth
Date: 20 12 1785
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Straus, Johannes
Description: Baptized
Event: Baptism
Date: 2 7 1786
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Straus, Joh.
Description: Father
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Straus, Anna Catarina
Description: Mother
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Pfeil, John
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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Name: Pfeil, John
Title: Mrs.
Description: Sponsor
Event: Baptism
Church: Records of Nockamixon Reformed Congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1800
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[Source: Email from Barbara LaValley to John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 18 February 2004]

Hi Jake,

A Lambert cousin that I work with and has his file on Rootsweb got a "post-em" from a Linda Morris. She claimed that John Strauss (1785-1817) was married to Elizabeth Schnepp, NOT Maria Magdalena Nicholas?? She also claimed that John's grandfather was David Strauss, NOT George Nicholas Strauss. Here is her "post-em" for John Strauss (1759-1838):

One more thing. His father was David Strauss and he was a hero in the Rev. War and is listed on the DAR list. He served as a Captain but off the top of my head I can't remember just which outfit. It was in the Berks Co., Vol. Militia, Pennsylvania though. Sorry, I wish I could email or talk to you. I have quite a few of their decendants.
Linda

Her name is Linda Morris and her email is: morrislinda1@netzero.net Do you know her? Would you like to contact her? You are much more familiar with the Strauss line than I am. Keep me posted on what you find out though. Thanks.

Barbara

PS She said in one of her "post-em's" that her email was down, that was the day before yesterday. So, if your email gets returned I guess you just have to keep trying another day???

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, www.larryhillpot.com, Strouse Family Section of his web page (3rd generation)]

This is Mr. Hillpot's reference to this John Strauss and possibly the source of the "Maria Magdalena Nicholas' reference in the email above. -- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 20 February 2004

144 JOHN STROUSE Born December 20, 1785, baptized July 2, 1786, Nockamixon Reformed Church. Died 1817, Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County. Married Maria Magdalena___? John was a stonemason.

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptism: 2 Jul 1786. 105 Sponsors: John Pfeil and wife

• Baptism: 2 Jul 1786. 70 Nockamixon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Baptized: 2 Jul 1786. 105 St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon County, Pennsylvania

John married Elisabeth \\.

Children from this marriage were:

   56 F    i. Anna Maria Strauss was born on 17 Jan 1819106 and was baptized on 21 Mar 1819 in Old Williams Church, Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.106

   57 M    ii. John Strauss was born on 20 Sep 1826 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania107 and was baptized in Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.107

21. Nicholas Strauss 31,34,48 was born on 17 Mar 1789 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34,72 died on 5 Jul 1858 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania2 at age 69, and was buried in Old Williams Cemetery, , Northampton, Pennsylvania.2 Other names for Nicholas were Nicholas Straus,34,48 Nicholas Strouse 34. and48

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

Nicholas of John Straus and Elizabeth Catharine, b. March 17; bapt. August 16. Wit: Nicholas Straus and Anna Maria.

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[Source: http://www.familysearch.org]

NICHOLAS STRAUS
Male
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Event(s):
Birth: 17 MAR 1789

Christening: 16 AUG 1789 Lutheran Church, Tohickon, Bucks, Pennsylvania

Death:
Burial:
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Parents:
Father: JOHN STRAUS Family
Mother: ELIZABETH CATHARINE
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[Source: Tohickon Union Lutheran Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1750-1800]

Name Description Date of Event Event

Nicholas Straus Born 17 March Birth
Nicholas Straus Baptized 16 August Baptism
John Straus Father Baptism
Elizabeth Catharine Straus Mother Baptism
Nicholas Straus Sponsor Baptism
Anna Maria Straus Sponsor Baptism

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: Baptism at Tohicken and disparate birthdates indicate that this may be two separate people

• Alt. Birth: 17 Mar 1789. 72

• Baptized: 17 Mar 1789. 48 Tohickon Lutheran Congregation, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Baptism: 16 Aug 1789. Sponsors: Nicholas Straus and Anna Maria

• Baptized: 16 Aug 1789. 34,108 Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: Bef 8 Dec 1808. 34,55

Nicholas married Elizabeth Zeiner 31 before 1824. Elizabeth was born on 15 May 1792 in Prob Northampton, Pennsylvania, died on 23 Feb 1858 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania at age 65, and was buried in Old Williams Cemetery, , Northampton, Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

   58 M    i. Henry Strauss 109 was born on 28 May 1824 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania109,110 and was baptized on 14 Aug 1824 in Trinity Reformed, Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.110

General Notes: [Source: Trinity Union Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1760-1829]

Name Description Date of Event Event

Henry Strauss Born 28 May 1824 Birth
Henry Strauss Baptized 14 August 1824 Baptism
Nicholas Strauss Father Baptism
Elisabeth Strauss Mother Baptism
Henry Christein Sponsor Baptism
Margaret Scharg Sponsor Baptism

   59 F    ii. Margaretha Strauss was born on 26 Jan 1830 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania.111

22. John Leonard Strauss 31,34,48,73 was born on 24 Jun 1790 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania74,75,76 and died between 22 Dec 1831 and 28 Sep 1850.35,73 Other names for John were John Leonard Strouse,34,48 Leonard Strouse,34,48, and64 Leonard Strouss.

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

Baptized Oct. 31, 1790, Sponsors: Leonard Straus and Anna Philippine

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: This is probably John Strauss (b. 1785) husband of Elizabeth

• Baptized: 24 Jun 1790. 48 Tohickon Lutheran Congregation, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Baptized: 31 Oct 1790. 34,75 Tohickon Lutheran Ch., Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA

John married Elizabeth Ziegenfuss 31,73 between 1811 and 1812. Elizabeth was born on 3 Mar 1789 in Pennsylvania,73 died on 10 May 186164,112 at age 72, and was buried after 10 May 1861 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

General Notes:

This is probably the Elizabeth Strouse, age 71, living in Tinicum Township with John Strouse, age 38., and Livera Strouse, age 13 during the 1860 U.S. Census (19 June 1860)

Living in the same household was Wm. Strouse, age 27, boatman, with Elizabeth Strouse, age 30, and five children (Nathaniel, age 13, Mary P., age 7, Emma. age 6,Elizabeth, age 4, and John, age 2).

Two doors away was the family of Joseph Melcher and his family. Are these related to the Tobias Melchor of my ancestry?

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 January 2008

NOTE: Some of the ages and dates of birth are a little suspect to me. This should be further researched before making any definitive conclusions.

-- John-Pierre M, Hannam, Sr., 16 November 2015

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 28 Sep 1850. Widow living in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (living with four children)

Children from this marriage were:

   60 M    i. John Strouse 73 was born about 1826 in Pennsylvania.73

+ 61 F    ii. Margaret Strouse 29,64,73,113,114 was born about 1828 in Pennsylvania,29,73,114 died on 8 Jun 190664 about age 78, and was buried No tombstone in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

+ 62 M    iii. William Strouse 73 was born on 1 Jun 1833 in Pennsylvania,64 died on 26 Oct 190464 at age 71, and was buried after 26 Oct 1904 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

   63 F    iv. Catharine Strouse 73 was born about 1847 in Pennsylvania.73


   64 M    v. Nathaniel Strouse 115 was born in 1847-1848 in Pennsylvania,115 died in 188064 at age 33, and was buried in 1880 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

General Notes:

NOTE: This is probably a son of John Strouse and a grandson (not a son) of Leonard Strouse and Elizabeth Ziegenfuss.

-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 November 2015

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Nathaniel B. Strouse

Birth: 1847
Death: 1880

Co E 40 Reg.Inf.N.J. Vol.
Section A, Row 13

Burial:
Upper Tinicum Cemetery
Upper Black Eddy
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Betty Sobotka
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79114119

Nathaniel married Ellen \\ 115 before 2 Aug 1870.115 Ellen was born about 1849 in Pennsylvania.115

23. John Frederick Strauss 31,34,48 was born on 10 Sep 1791 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34,77 was baptized on 23 Oct 1791 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34,77 and died about 187135 about age 80. Other names for John were Frederick Straus,104 Frederick Strouse,34,48 John Frederick Strouse,34, and48 Frederick Strouss.

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

Baptism witnesses: Frederick Wohlfinger and Magdalene



John married Mary Catharine Ziegenfuss 31 before 2 May 1819. Mary was born on 13 Oct 1792,64 died on 10 Aug 186864 at age 75, and was buried after 10 Aug 1868 in Upper Tinicum Lutheran Cemetery, Tinicum, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Mary was Catharine \\.

Marriage Notes: The following is a reference to the baptism of Louisiana Straus, daughter of Frederick and Catharine Straus. This is probably John Frederick Straus, son of John Straus and Catherine Eliizabeth Pfeil, and Mary Catharine Ziegenfuss.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 June 2994

[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 Event

Louisiana Straus Born 14 February 1819 Birth
Louisiana Straus Baptized 2 May 1819 Baptism
Frederick Straus Father Baptism
Catharine Straus Mother Baptism

Name: Louisiana Straus
Description: Born
Date of Event: 14 February 1819
Sponsors: The Parents.
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Mary Catherine Strouse

Birth: Oct. 13, 1792
Death: Aug. 10, 1868

Aged 75 years, 9 months and 28 days.
Wife of Frederick Strouse.
Section A, Row 7

Burial:
Upper Tinicum Cemetery
Upper Black Eddy
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Betty Sobotka
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79113406


Children from this marriage were:

   65 U    i. Louisiana Straus was born on 14 Feb 1819 and was baptized on 2 May 1819 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

General Notes: The following is a reference to the baptism of Louisiana Straus, daughter of Frederick and Catharine Straus. This is probably John Frederick Straus, son of John Straus and Catherine Eliizabeth Pfeil, and Mary Catharine Ziegenfuss.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 June 2994

[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 Event

Louisiana Straus Born 14 February 1819 Birth
Louisiana Straus Baptized 2 May 1819 Baptism
Frederick Straus Father Baptism
Catharine Straus Mother Baptism

Name: Louisiana Straus
Description: Born
Date of Event: 14 February 1819
Sponsors: The Parents.
Church: Records of Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1766-1820

   66 M    ii. William Straus 104 was born on 12 May 1817104 and was baptized on 21 Sep 1817 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.104

General Notes: [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 Event

William Straus Born 12 May 1817 Birth
William Straus Baptized 21 September 1817 Baptism
Frederick Straus Father Baptism
Catharine Straus Mother Baptism
Henry Ziegenfuss Sponsor Baptism
Catharine Ziegenfuss Sponsor Baptism



25. Isaac Strauss 19,34,55,79 was born on 20 Mar 1796 in Probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania,34,55,80,81 died on 25 Jun 186646,47,82 at age 70, and was buried on 26 Jun 1866 in Row 15, Lower Tinicum New Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.83 Other names for Isaac were Isack Strauss,19 Isaac Strouse 19,46. and116

General Notes:

[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 Event

Isack Straus Born 20 March 1796 Birth
Isack Straus Baptized 22 May 1796 Baptism
Johannes Straus Father Baptism
Cath. Straus Mother Baptism
Jacob Jung Sponsor Baptism
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[Source: Larry Hillpot, Hillpot Family Genealogy, Strouse Family section, 13 April 2001]

THE STROUSE FAMILY THIRD GENERATION

ISAAC STROUSE Born March 20, 1796. Died June 26, 1866. Baptized the son of John Straus and wife Catharina on May 22, 1796 at St. Luke's Union Church in Ferndale, Nockamixon Pa. The sponsor was Jacob Jung. Birth place unknown at this time, all of this will need more confirmation but is tentative. Married Anna Catherine Mills of Nockamixon by Reverend Starr on February 4, 1823 she was born September 23, 1801. Died March 18, 1872, aged 70 years 5 months 24 days (Intell. March 26, 1882) and is buried Row 15, Lower Tinicum New Cemetery tombstone shows Anna Catharine . 1850 census they are in Nockamixon Isaac a laborer, Annie and Lavina are only 2 children living with him and Catherine. In 1860 they are living in Plumstead. Isaac is buried in Row 15, New Cemetery, Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Twp. From the death record Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church Records by Reverend W.S. Every; Isaac Strouse was buried the 26th day of June 1866 aged 70 Years 3 Months 5 days. He has a son in the ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church but who could not be present at his dear fathers funeral. I will list the children located in St. Luke's and we shall see how much I can find

Magdalena Born Feb 1, 1824 Bapt. St. Luke's Lutheran

Johannes B. Jul 24, 1825 St. Luke's Lutheran, possible died 1908 Doylestown Cemetery

Catharine B. Dec. 13, 1827 St Luke's Union Church

Sarah Anna Born June 24, 1830 St. Luke's Lutheran died 12/3/1845 meningitis German paper

Lydia Anne B. Feb 10, 1832 St. Luke's Union Church M. John Geil Jr.

Abraham B. Oct 10, 1833 St. Luke's Union Church

Amos Born March 1, 1836 St Luke's Lutheran M. Susanna Wolfinger

Elizabeth Ann Born Oct. 5, 1838, St. Luke's Lutheran

Anna Maria Born May 30, 1841 St. Luke's Lutheran

William Henry B. April 23, 1843 St. Luke's Lutheran Died March 22, 1850 Intell.

Lavina Born June 29, 1845 St. Luke's Lutheran D. in Plumstead Aug 6, 1862 Intell 8/26/1862

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Isaac Strauss

Birth: Mar. 20, 1794
Death: Jun. 25, 1866

Aged 72 years, 3 months and 5 days. Row 15

Family links: Children: Catharine Strouse Edwards (1827 - 1880) * Lovina Strouse (1845 - 1862) *
* 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: Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery Tinicum Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Betty Sobotka
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71992649

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 83 Laborer

• Baptism: 22 May 1796. 34 Nockamixon Reformed Congregation

• Baptism: 22 May 1796. 83 Sponsor: Jacob Jung

• Baptized: 22 May 1796. 83 St. Luke's Union Church, Ferndale, Nockamixon County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 16 Aug 1850. Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Alt. Death: Abt Jun 1866. 47

Isaac married Catharine Mills 7,55,79 on 4 Feb 1823.79.,83 Catharine was born on 23 Sep 1801 of Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,83 died on 18 Mar 187283 at age 70, and was buried in Row 15, Lower Tinicum New Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Catharine were Catharina,55 Catharine,55 Anna Catherine Mills,117 Catherine Mills, and46 Anna Catharine Strouse.

Marriage Notes: Married by Reverend Starr

General Notes:

Probably a dsughter of Solomon and Barbara Mill(s) or a sister of Solomon Mill(s).
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 26 February 2013 based on the fact that Solomon and Barbara Mill were sponsors at the baptism of William Henry in 1843.

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The following is a comment on ancestry.com:

Catharine Mills
Birth 23 Sep 1801 in Of Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Death 18 Mar 1872
Comments

parents
JCogarRhodes added this on 13 Sep 2013

It is possible Catharine is the daughter of Madelina/Magdalena Deemer and husband Abraham Mill of Peter and Dorothy Michael Mill. Madelina/Magdalena would be the daughter of Michael Deemer of Nockamixon twn. St Lukes baptismal Anna Catharine born 23 Sept 1801 bapt 14 Feb 1802 sponsors Jacob Mill & Margaretha Diemer/Deemer, daughter of Abraham & Magdalena Mill More research is needed in the church records. It appears Magdalena died by 1818 and Abraham remarried Elizabeth Afflerbach, one of the census has Catherine above with husband a few houses from an Afflerbach. The only other child information was found on was what would be her brother Jeremiah Mill

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Anna Catherine Strouse
..
Birth: Sep. 23, 1801
Death: Mar. 18, 1872

Aged 70 years, 5 months and 25 days. Row 15

Family links: Children: Catharine Strouse Edwards (1827 - 1880) * Lovina Strouse (1845 - 1862) *
* 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: Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery Tinicum Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Betty Sobotka
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71992926

Noted events in her life were:

• Burial: Tombstone Shows Anna Catharine

• Lived in: 16 Aug 1850. Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Children from this marriage were:

   67 F    i. Magdalena Strouse 31 was born on 1 Feb 1824.

   68 M    ii. Johannes B. Strouse 31 was born on 24 Jul 1825.

+ 69 F    iii. Catharine Strouse 64 was born on 13 Dec 1827,64 died on 24 Mar 188064 at age 52, and was buried after 24 Mar 1880 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

   70 F    iv. Sarah Ann Strouse 31,117,118 was born on 24 Jun 1830, died between Jul 1853 and Apr 1884,117 and was buried in Interment Officiated By Rev. P. Miller.117 The cause of her death was Meningitis.118

   71 F    v. Lydia Anne Strouse 31,83,119 was born on 10 Feb 1832.120,121

General Notes:

[Source: Larry Hillpot, Hillpot Family Genealogy, 13 April 2001]

THE STROUSE FAMILY FOURTH GENERATION

13A5 LYDIA ANNA STROUSE Born February 10, 1832 Baptized July 22, 1832, sponsors were Tobias Melcher and Mary Mill at St Luke's Union Church in Ferndale. Married in 1862 John Geil Jr. a republican and widower he was previously married to Sarah Roe who bore him three children. There is a goodly amount of information in the History of Buck's County by Battle. They had no issue.

Lydia married John Geil Jr. 31,122 in 1862.123

   72 M    vi. Abraham Strouse 31 was born on 10 Oct 1833.

+ 73 M    vii. Amos Strouse 46,47,83 was born on 7 Mar 1836 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,47,83 died on 19 Dec 1896 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania47,82 at age 60, and was buried after 19 Dec 1896 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.2

   74 F    viii. Elizabeth Ann Strouse 31 was born on 5 Oct 1838124 and was baptized on 1 Jan 1839 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.124 Another name for Elizabeth was Elizabeth Ann Strauss.124

   75 F    ix. Anna Maria Strauss 79 was born on 5 Mar 184179 and was baptized on 30 May 1841 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.79

   76 M    x. William Henry Strouse 31,125 was born on 23 Apr 1843,125 was baptized on 23 Jul 1843 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,125 and died on 22 Mar 1850 at age 6. Another name for William was William Henry Strauss.125


   77 F    xi. Lavina Strouse 31,117,118 was born on 29 Jun 1845,116 was baptized on 12 Oct 1845 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,116 died on 6 Aug 1862 in Plumstead, , Bucks, Pennsylvania117,118 at age 17, and was buried after 6 Aug 1862 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for Lavina were Lovina Straus and64 Levina Strouse.116

General Notes:

[Source: Larry Hillpot web page, 10 September 2000]

Strauss, Lavina; Daughter of Isaac and Catherine; Plumstead aged 17 years on August 6, 1862; Intell. August 26, 1862

32. Maria Sarah Straus 93 was born on 25 Mar 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania and was baptized on 1 Jun 1788 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Maria was Sarah Strauss 126.,127

General Notes:

[Source: Carrie E. Bodensteiner, Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry]

ID: I11738
Name: Maria Sarah STRAUSS
Sex: F
Birth: 25 MAR 1788 in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1
Baptism: 1 JUN 1788 Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1

Father: Henry STRAUSS b: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Maria Magdalena PFEIL b: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Sources:
Title: PGCR - "Pennsylvania German Church Records, 1729-1870"
Author: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication: Published in 3 vol, originally pub 1925 by Pennsylvania German Society
Note: This is an extensive transcription of the original handwritten church records of several 18th-19th century churches.
Note: Excellent
Repository:
Note: possession of Carrie E. Bodensteiner
Call Number: ISBN 1-886914-94-X
Media: Family Archive CD
Page: Vol. 3 p. 385 Tohickon Lutheran

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, 22 April 2001]

Mr. Hillpot states that Maria Sarah was married to Michael Kunsman and does not make any mention of a marriage to John Philip Hoffman. In previous versions of my family file, I marked Sarah Strauss's relationship to Christopher Strauss and Anna Maria as 'unknown'. I have now added the Sarah Strauss who married Michael Kunsman (Koonsman) as the daughter of Henry Strauss and Maria Magdalena Pfiel and marked the Sarah Strauss who married Johan Philip Hoffman as the daughter of Christopher Strauss and Anna Maria. There is a discrepancy in that both women are currently listed as being born 25 March 1788 which I will have to try to rectify.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 July 2001

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[Source: Tohickon Union Lutheran Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1750-1800]

Name Description Date of Event

Maria Sarah Straus Born 25 March
Maria Sarah Straus Baptized 1 June
Henry Straus Father
Maria Magdalene Straus Mother
Abraham Beidelman Sponsor
Dorothea Stein Sponsor

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NOTE: The following suggests that Maria Sarah Strauss may have been a daughter of John Strauss rather than Henry Strauss.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 19 January 2009

[Source: Kunsman-Eichlin and Allied Families, Rich Henninger, http://www.kunsman-eichlin.net/]

Notes for: Maria Sara (Lerch?) Strauss
From Kyle Miller's Research:
I have now in my possession an old large binder which reads on the front Family Records, History, Wills, Deeds, etc. of the Kunsman Family Association. Michael Kunsman (Johann Michael) was born on March 10, 1782 and married Maria Sara Strauss daughter of John Strauss (note: some confusion as to if Strauss is correct due to an apparent attempt at making some sort of correction, looks like correction is Lerch?) . He died May 3, 1858. Father was Philip Kunstman born abt. 1755 and married Elizabeth Ernst (1st wife).

Their Children: (to which they took to be baptized)
William b. 4/6/1815
Martham b. 3/8/1818
Lydia b. 1/1/1819
Margaretha b. 1/1/1821
Sara Anna b. 10/16/1822
Jacob b. 1824
Susanna b. 3/7/1826
Heinrich Francis b. 8/9/1828
Michael b. 3/25/1830
Hannah b. 1833
Elizabeth
Mary

Maria married Michael Kunsman.31.,127 Another name for Michael is Michael Koonsman.

Marriage Notes:

[Source: Kunsman-Eichlin and Allied Families, Rich Henninger, http://www.kunsman-eichlin.net/]

16-OCT-2008
Husband: John Michael Kunsman
died at age: 76
Born: 10-MAR-1782 in Lower Saucon Twp., Northampton Co., PA 1,2
Died: 03-MAY-1858 in 3,2 (see note 1)
Father: Philip Kunsman #1391
Mother: Elizabeth Ernst #1407
Wife: Maria Sara (Lerch?) Strauss #1463
Born: 28-MAR-1788 in Pennsylvania
Notes M
Child 1: William Kunsman #1464 Born: 06-APR-1815 in Spouse: Lydia (Kunsman) #1476 F
Child 2: Martha Kunsman #1465 died at age: 80 Born: 08-MAR-1816 in Springtown, Bucks Co., PA Died: 13-MAY-1896 in Easton, Northampton Co., PA 5,4 Spouse: John M. Bauman #2111 b. ABT 1816 Notes F
Child 3: Lydia Kunsman 6,3,2 #1466 Born: 01-JAN-1819 in Baptized: 11-JUL-1819 in Williams Twp., Congregation Church, PA Spouse: Jacob Wilhelm #10063 F
Child 4: Margaretha Kunsman 7,2 #1467 Born: 01-JAN-1821 in (see note 2) Baptized: 08-JUL-1821 in Williams Twp., Congregation Church, PA F
Child 5: Sara Anna Kunsman 8,2 #1468 Born: 16-OCT-1822 in Baptized: 11-MAY-1823 in Williams Twp., Congregation Church, PA M
Child 6: Jacob Kunsman #1469 Born: 27-JUL-1824 in Resided: 1896 in Ohio F
Child 7: Susanna Kunsman 9,2 #1470 Born: 07-MAR-1826 in Baptized: 27-AUG-1826 in Williams Twp., Congregation Church, PA M
Child 8: Heinrich Francis Kunsman 10,2 #1471 Born: 09-AUG-1828 in 10 Baptized: 04-JAN-1829 in Williams Twp., Congregation Church, PA 10 Resided: 1896 in Michigan M
Child 9: Michael Kunsman 11,3,2 #1472 Born: 25-MAR-1830 in 11 Baptized: 05-SEP-1830 in Williams Twp., Congregation Church, PA 11 F
Child 10: Hannah Kunsman #1473 Born: 1833 in F
Child 11: Elizabeth Kunsman #1474 Born: Died: F
Child 12: Mary Kunsman #1475 Born: Died:

Sources: (1) Kyle Miller, Kyle Miller Genealogy Research (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=kylem86). (2) Clara A. Beck, August Heinrich Kuntsman (Clara Beck - Date Unknown), A compilation of Kunsman family records from various sources. Within the description of the document is a claim that Clara affirmed this data before a Notary Public. A copy of the file was provided to me by by cousin Betti McGowan. Betti obtained it from a Beverly Fegley via US Mail. (3) 1860 census for East Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA (http://www.genealogy.com/), 462. (4) Bauman, Martha - Obituary (PA-Roots.com 5/14/1896). (5) PA-Roots.com (http://www.pa-roots.org/). (6) Pennsylvania German Church Records II, 1729-1870 (Genealogical Publishing Company), Williams Twp. Congregation - Births and Baptisms. 93. (7) Pennsylvania German Church Records II, 1729-1870 (Genealogical Publishing Company), Williams Twp. Congregation - Births and Baptisms. 94. (8) Pennsylvania German Church Records II, 1729-1870 (Genealogical Publishing Company), Williams Twp. Congregation - Births and Baptisms. 96. (9) Pennsylvania German Church Records II, 1729-1870 (Genealogical Publishing Company), Williams Twp. Congregation - Births and Baptisms. 98. (10) Pennsylvania German Church Records II, 1729-1870 (Genealogical Publishing Company), Williams Twp. Congregation - Births and Baptisms. 101. (11) Pennsylvania German Church Records II, 1729-1870 (Genealogical Publishing Company), Williams Twp. Congregation - Births and Baptisms. 102. Notes Note (1) Sara is listed as widowed in 1860 Note (2) Year of birth is in question. From the church records Margretha was baptized in 1821. I speculate that she was born 01-JAN-1819 a twin of Lydias and perhaps was too ill to be baptized with Lydia. Though certainly possible, I think it highly unlikely that this family would have two New Years babies born 2 years apart.


Children from this marriage were:

   78 M    i. Francis Koonsman 31.,126.,127

   79 F    ii. Eliza Koonsman 31.,126.,127

   80 F    iii. Martha Koonsman 31.,126.,127

General Notes:

[Source: Kunsman-Eichlin and Allied Families, Rich Henninger, http://www.kunsman-eichlin.net/]

Martha Bauman
Thursday, May 14, 1896
Obituary
Martha, widow of John M. Bauman, died at her home in Easton, at 10 o'clock yesterday morning from paralysis in the 80th year of her age. She had been sick about thirteen weeks. She was a daughter of the long deceased Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kunsman, and was born at Springtown, Pa. Most of her life was spent in Easton. The deceased is survived by her three sons, Henry Bauman, of Easton, William Bauman, Indianapolis, Ind and Rev. Dr. J. A. Bauman, a professor at Muhlenberg College in this city. Two brothers, Jacob Kunsman, of Ohio, and Francis Kunsman of Michigan and a sister, Mrs. Jacob Michael of Bath, also survive her.

   81 F    iv. Hannah Koonsman 31.,126.,127

   82 F    v. Lydia Koonsman 31.,126.,127

   83 M    vi. William Koonsman 31.,126.,127

   84 M    vii. Jacob Koonsman 31.,126.,127

   85 F    viii. Susan Koonsman 31.,126.,127

   86 F    ix. Sarah Koonsman 31.,126.,127

+ 87 F    x. Margaret Koonsman 31,128,129,130 was born on 1 Jan 1821 in , , Pennsylvania128,130 and died on 26 Mar 1910 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio at age 89.

34. Anna Maria Strauss 33,34,48,62,86,95 was born on 14 Aug 179133,34,77,94 and was baptized on 2 Oct 1791 in Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania.33,34,77 Other names for Anna were Anna Maria Straus, Mary Strauss,34,48,50,86,95 Anna Maria Strouse 34,48., and94

General Notes:

[Source: Ed Lutton]

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

"It is said that Tobias' mother was Mary Strauss S-T-R-A-U-S-S and to be of a different family from that of Sarah Strouse, Susanna's mother, but do we know? Certainly spelling was sufficiently flexible that we cannot lean on it. All else I have heard was that Mary Strauss came from Northampton Co, but let us look further into that."

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NOTE: The assertion that Sarah Strouse, Susanna's mother, was from a different family appears to be supported by Tom Myers, "Ancestors of Susanna Hoffman" who attributes Sarah to Christopher Strouse and Anna Maria \\. Mr. Myers does not list a sister, Mary.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 27 August 2000

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 29 August 1999]

Could this Mary Strauss, wife of Jacob Melchior, be a sister of Margaret Strouse, wife of Joseph Melchior? THIS could be the missing link to tie the two family lines of Johannes Melchior together.

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[Source: LAM_MASTER.FTW]

Baptism witnesses: Philip Herpel and Anna Maria

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[Source: Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry]

ID: I11737
Name: Anna Maria STRAUSS
Sex: F
Birth: 14 AUG 1791 (1)
Baptism: 2 OCT 1791 Tohickon Lutheran Church, Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (1)

Father: Henry STRAUSS b: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Maria Magdalena PFEIL b: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Sources:
Title: PGCR - "Pennsylvania German Church Records, 1729-1870"
Author: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication: Published in 3 vol, originally pub 1925 by Pennsylvania German Society
Note: This is an extensive transcription of the original handwritten church records of several 18th-19th century churches.
Note: Excellent
Repository:
Note: possession of Carrie E. Bodensteiner
Call Number: ISBN 1-886914-94-X
Media: Family Archive CD
Page: Vol. 3 p. 390 Tohickon Lutheran

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Anna married Jacob Melcher,62.,95 son of Michael Melcher Jr. 62 and Mary \\. Jacob was born in 1797.131

General Notes:

NOTE: There were probably several people with the name, Jacob Melcher, in the Bucks county area.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 3 September 2013

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

Some sources show Jacob as the son of Michael Melchior and grandson of Johan Melchior while others show him as the son of Michael, Jr., the grandson of Michael, and great-grandson of Johan Melchior.

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[Source: 1850 PA Census]

A Jacob Melchor, laborer, age 54, was living in Tinicum Township with the Williams family. Could this be Tobias's father?

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[Source: War of 1812 Service Records]

MELCHER JACOB 5 REG'T (FENTON'S) PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA. FIFER FIFE MAJOR

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[Source: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 22 November 2105]

As far as I am concerned, there is no proof that Jacob Melcher was the father of Tobias Melcher. Jacob is listed as Tobias's father by Mary Susanna Rau and Carol Lemkbe-McKee-Jenkins but I have been unable to find any documents to support that. Of course, this does not mean he wasn't the father. I just have not been able to confirm it one way or the other. Tom Myers does not believe Jacob would have been old enough to be Tobias's father and thinks that Tobias MAY have been a son of Michael Melchor but has no proof. Carol Lembke-McKee-Jenkins told me her mother once said that Tobias may have been a "stowaway" and therefore would not have any parents in America.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Jacob Melcher

Birth: Jun. 12, 1796
Death: Sep. 6, 1863

According to the baptism records for Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Jacob the son of Michael & Mary Melchior/Melcher was born 15 Feb 1797.

Family links: Parents: Michael Melcher (1765 - 1848) Mary Salome Heaney Melcher (1765 - 1847)
Burial: Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery Haycock Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA

Maintained by: IndyScot
Originally Created by: Mary Jo C. Martin
Record added: Jul 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39044102

Noted events in his life were:

• Comment 1: 95 Melchior and Mary Strauss had one son, Tobias Melchior

• Alt. Birth: 1795. 86

The child from this marriage was:

+ 88 M    i. Tobias Melchor was born on 2 Mar 1813 in Palatinate, Germany?,132 died on 21 Sep 1883 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania132,133,134 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.135 (Relationship to Father: Unknown, Relationship to Mother: Unknown)

35. Henry Strauss 34,36,94,96 was born on 10 Jun 1795,34,36,97 was baptized on 18 Oct 1795 in Keller's Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,34,96 and died before 19 Aug 1836. Other names for Henry were Henry Straus,34,94,96 Henry Strouse 34,94. and96

General Notes:

[Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

Baptism Witness: Henry Gilmer

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[Source: Carrie E. Bodensteiner, Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry]

ID: I11734
Name: Henry STRAUSS
Sex: M
Birth: 10 JUN 1795 1

Father: Henry STRAUSS b: ABT. 1760 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Maria Magdalena PFEIL b: in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Sources:
Title: Pennsylvania Births, Bucks County, 1682-1800
Author: Humphrey, John T.
Publication: Humphrey Publications, 1993
Note: Available from author
P.O. Box 15190
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-4142
Note: excellent
Repository:
Note: CEB
Call Number: LC 93-78745
Media: Book
Page: p. 294 [17] Keller's Lutheran

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

Name Description Date of Event

Henry Straus Born 10 June 1795
Henry Straus Baptized 18 October 1795
Henry Straus Father
Magdalene Pein Straus Mother
Magdalene Pein Mother
Henry Gilmer Sponsor
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Description:
Keller's Lutheran Church is located in Bedminster Township, in the central part of Bucks County. The church was called Tohecka/Tohickon, not to be confused with the other Tohickon Church at Hagersville about three-and-a-half miles south. In 1802, the name ""Keller's"" came into use and later St. Matthew's. A Reformed Church, possibly called Solomon's, joined ca. 1841 and lasted til 1957-58. Keller's is located in Bedminster Township at Keller's Church on Route 563, eight miles northeast of Perkasie. Records of baptisms, marriages, and burials are included for the years 1751 through 1798.

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NOTE: The following is probably a reference to Henry Strauss, Jr., son of Henry Strauss and Maria Magdalena Pfeil. This is my attempt at transcription of a document (#06260) provided to me on 13 January 2005 by Edie Gale Hays. It was pretty difficult to read. Words in [brackets] are those I was not 100 percent sure of.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 16 January 2005

Andrew Keller [or Weller] Esq. Register at Doylestown
Sir I do hereby Renounce all my right of Administration
in the Estate of my late husband Henry Strouse Junr
Late of Nockamixon deceased to my friend [Conrad?] [Harpel?] [Esq?]
[Witness] [my?] [hand?] this 19th day of August 1836

Susanna [or Susanne] [X - her mark] Strouse

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptism: 18 Oct 1795. 61 Sponsor: Henry Gilmer

Henry married Susanna Myers 36 about 1822.36 Susanna was born on 28 Jan 1802,36 died on 30 Apr 187836 at age 76, and was buried in Keller's Church Cemetery, (Old Section), , Bucks, Pennsylvania.36

General Notes:

[NOTE: John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 12 December 2000]

Susanna Myers was probably related to Jacob Myers, age 38, who lived two doors away from Henry and Susanna Strouse during the 1850 PA Census. Henry Myers, age 56, was living with his family and Catharine Strouse, age 20, four doors away.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 89 M    i. Henry Myers Strouse 36 was born on 26 Dec 1826 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,36 died on 29 Mar 1906 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania36 at age 79, and was buried on 3 Apr 1906 in Keller's Church Cemetery, , Bucks, Pennsylvania.36

44. John Michael Messinger 37,38 was born on 22 Jan 1810 in Pennsylvania.38 Another name for John was Michael Messinger.38

General Notes:

[Source: Family Data Collection - Births

Name: Messinger, John Michael
Father: Messinger , Philip
Mother: Mill , Margaretha Pyle
Birth Date: 22 January 1810
State: PA

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 22 Jan 1810. 37

• Census: 1850. 38 Northampton Co, PA lists age as 41

• Census: 1850. 38 Roll 802, page 148

John married Elizabeth Renner.38

Children from this marriage were:

   90 F    i. Anna Eliza Messinger .38

   91 F    ii. Leonona Messinger .38

   92 M    iii. Philip Messinger .38

   93 M    iv. Samuel Philip Messinger 38 was born in 1860.38

45. Philip Messinger 38 was born about 1812.38

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1812.

Philip married someone.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:10822

His child was:

+ 94 M    i. Reuben Messinger 38 was born on 31 Dec 182638 and died on 17 Sep 190738 at age 80.

46. Mary Ann Pile 40 was born on 20 Dec 1805,40 was baptized in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania,40 and died on 23 Nov 1882 in Plain Twp., Wayne, Ohio40 at age 76.

Mary married David Dodd 40 on 5 Apr 1827 in Wooster Twp., Wayne, Ohio.40 David was born on 12 Apr 1801,40 was baptized in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania,40 and died on 6 Mar 1878 in Plain Twp., Wayne, Ohio40 at age 76.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 95 M    i. Dr. Hiempsal Sheltman Dodd 40 was born on 28 Sep 1828 in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio,40 was baptized in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio,40 and died on 21 Jan 1904 in Dodd City, Marion, Arkansas40 at age 75.

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50. Rebecca Heaney 27,29 was born on 1 Aug 1835 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,29 was baptized on 20 Sep 1835 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,27 died on 26 Sep 190027,29 at age 65, and was buried in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.29

Rebecca married Samuel Strock 27,29 on 17 Oct 1858 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.29 Samuel was born on 5 Aug 1838 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,29 died on 29 Jan 191727,29 at age 78, and was buried in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.29

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 17 Oct 1858. 29 Bucks Co., Pa

Children from this marriage were:

   96 F    i. Irene Strock 27 was born in 1859 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27 and died in 1870 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27 at age 11.

   97 F    ii. Mary A. Strock 27,64 was born on 2 Oct 1860 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,27,64 died on 2 Mar 192864 at age 67, and was buried after 2 Mar 1928 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

Mary married Chrostopher Strouse Hoffman.,64 son of Aaron Hoffman 136,137 and Barbara Strouse,.137 Chrostopher was born on 27 Feb 1863,64 died on 27 Oct 191564 at age 52, and was buried aft 10/271915 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

   98 F    iii. Susan Jane Strock 27 was born in 1863 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27

   99 M    iv. Cornelius Strock 27 was born in 1865 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27 and died in 191027 at age 45.

   100 M    v. John Strock 27 was born in 1867 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania27 and died in 192227 at age 55.

   101 M    vi. Joseph H. Strock 27 was born in 1869 in Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.27

   102 M    vii. Samuel L. Strock was born in 1874 and died in 1931 at age 57.

55. Caroline Ann Strouse 64 was born on 30 Jun 1812,104 was baptized on 9 Aug 1812 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,104 died on 21 Sep 187064 at age 58, and was buried after 21 Sep 1870 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Caroline was Anna Caroline Straus.104

General Notes:

[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 Event

Anna Caroline Straus Born 30 June 1812 Birth
Anna Caroline Straus Baptized 9 August 1812 Baptism
Jacob Straus Father Baptism
Barbara Straus Mother Baptism
Peter Straus Sponsor Baptism
Maria Straus Sponsor Baptism

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 20 Jun 1812. 64

Caroline married Elias Beck Welder 64 before 21 Sep 1870. Elias was born on 27 Jan 1823,64 died on 11 Feb 189264 at age 69, and was buried after 11 Feb 1892 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Elias Beck Welder

Birth: Jan. 27, 1823
Death: Feb. 11, 1892

Tombstone gives birthdate as 12/27/1822 but baptism record states 1/27/1823.

Family links:
Spouses:
Caroline Ann Strouse Welder (1812 - 1870)
Julianna Schoenberger Gross-Welder (1830 - 1912)

Children:
Catharine Ann Welder Stout (1846 - 1913)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Aged 69Y 1M 14D

Burial:
Kellers Church Union Cemetery
Perkasie
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Old Section, Row 31

Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Sep 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76366462


The child from this marriage was:

+ 103 F    i. Catharine Ann Welder 64 was born on 13 Oct 1846,64 died on 15 Feb 191364 at age 66, and was buried after 15 Feb 1913 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

61. Margaret Strouse 29,64,73,113,114 was born about 1828 in Pennsylvania,29,73,114 died on 8 Jun 190664 about age 78, and was buried No tombstone in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Margaret was Margaret A. \\.138

General Notes:

Could this be Maria Strauss's sister?
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 17 Sep 2000

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ID: I08016
Name: Margaret Ann Strouse
Sex: F
Birth: ABT. 1825 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Death: in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Reference Number: 8043

Marriage 1 Joseph Melchior b: 5 FEB 1810 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Married: ABT. 1855 in Bucks Co., Pa
Children
George Melcher b: 22 APR 1856 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Jacob Melcher b: 23 FEB 1858 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Margaret Ann Melcher b: 24 NOV 1859 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Caroline Melcher b: 1 FEB 1862 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
William Henry Melchior b: 3 OCT 1864 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 31 Mar 1830. 64

• Comment 1: 2 Aug 1870, Tinicum Township - Erwinna Post Office, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 115 Census taker recorded that she could not write

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1826, Pennsylvania. 115

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1828, Pennsylvania. 74

Margaret married Joseph Melchior,29,113,114 son of Michael Melchior 26,29,113 and Mary Salome Magdalen Heaney,41,113 about 1855 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.29.,114 Joseph was born on 5 Feb 1810 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,29,114,139 was baptized on 21 May 1810 in St. John The Baptist RC Church, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,29,139 died on 2 Sep 1883 at age 73, and was buried after 2 Sep 1883 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Other names for Joseph were Joseph Melcher,64,138 Josephus Melchior, and139 Joseph Melchor.

General Notes:

[Source: Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Records of St. John the Baptist RC Church, Haycock, Bucks, Pennsylvania, image 29]

The following is what was printed in the record:

NOTE: "susc." is short for "susceptares" which basically means 'sponsor' in Latin. "Filius" means son and "filia" means daughter.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 10 September 2013


"5 febr.1810. 31.Maό.1803. Josephus Melchior, filius Mich. et M. Magd. Melchior, Susc. Jos. et Anna Honig, Cog. (possibly Esq.)"

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ID: I08002
Name: Joseph Melchior 1
Sex: M
Birth: 5 FEB 1810 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Christening: 21 MAY 1810 St. John the Baptist RC Church, Haycock Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Reference Number: 8029

Father: Michael Melchior b: 22 JUL 1765 in Northampton Co., Pa
Mother: Mary Salome Magdalen Heaney b: 22 JUL 1765 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa.

Marriage 1 Margaret Ann Strouse b: ABT. 1825 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Married: ABT. 1855 in Bucks Co., Pa
Children
George Melcher b: 22 APR 1856 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Jacob Melcher b: 23 FEB 1858 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Margaret Ann Melcher b: 24 NOV 1859 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
Caroline Melcher b: 1 FEB 1862 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa
William Henry Melchior b: 3 OCT 1864 in Tinicum Twp., Bucks Co., Pa

Sources:
Title: Descendants of Johannes & Elizabeth Barbara Melchior
Author: compiled by William Charles Edward Melcher
Publication: 1987
Note: Descendant Chart
Family Group Records
Pedigree Chart
Repository:
Note: Personal Collection/RGWalsh
Call Number:
Media: Letter

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[Source: 1850 U.S. Census, Nockamixon Townhip, Bucks, Pennsylvania, 27 August 1850]

Joseph Melchor, age 40, laborer, was living with the family of Aaron Roehl.

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[Source: 1860 U.S. Census, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, 19 June 1860, page 6]

Joseph Melcher, age 48, and wife, Margarita, age 35, were living with three of their children in Tinicum Township. On page 7 of the census, taken the next day, showed Jacob Melcher, age 65, farm laborer, was living a few doors away with the family of Hiram A. Williams.

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[Source: 1870 U.S. Census, 2 August 1870 (Tinicum Township - Erwinna post office, Bucks County, Pennsylvania)]

The Joseph Melcher family was living next door to the family of William and Elizabeth Strouse.

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[Source: 1880 U.S. Census, Village of Jugtown, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, 9 June 1880]

Joseph Melcher, age 70, retired, was living with his wife, Margaret, age 52, and sons, George, age 23, and William, age 15. Both sons listed their occupations as 'boatman'.

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[Source: findagrave.com]

Joseph Melcher

Birth: Feb. 10, 1810
Death: Sep. 2, 1883

Family links: Parents: Michael Melcher (1765 - 1848) Mary Salome Heaney Melcher (1765 - 1847) Note: Section A, Row 1

Burial: Upper Tinicum Cemetery Upper Black Eddy Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Nov 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101166189

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1811, Pennsylvania. 115

• Occupation: 19 Jun 1860, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 138 Laborer

• Occupation: 2 Aug 1870, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 115 Laborer

• Occupation: 9 Jun 1880, Village Of Jugtown, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 74 Retired

• Alt. Birth: 10 Feb 1810.

• Alt. Death: After 9 Jun 1880. 74

Children from this marriage were:

   104 M    i. George Melchior 113,114 was born on 22 Apr 1856 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,114 was baptized on 4 Mar 1857 in Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,114 died on 15 May 1889114 at age 33, and was buried in Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.114 Another name for George was George Melcher.138

   105 M    ii. Jacob Melchior 113,114 was born on 23 Feb 1858 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania114 and was baptized on 21 Apr 1858 in Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.114 Another name for Jacob was Jacob Melcher.138

   106 F    iii. Margaret Ann Melcher 113,114,138 was born on 24 Nov 1859 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania114 and died after 2 Aug 1870.115 Another name for Margaret was Margaret Melchior.

   107 F    iv. Caroline Melcher 114 was born on 1 Feb 1862 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania114 and was buried on 15 Feb 1865.114

+ 108 M    v. William Henry Melcher 113,114 was born on 3 Oct 1864 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,114 was baptized on 11 Mar 1865 in Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,114 and died after 9 Jun 1880.74

62. William Strouse 73 was born on 1 Jun 1833 in Pennsylvania,64 died on 26 Oct 190464 at age 71, and was buried after 26 Oct 1904 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

William Strouse

Birth: Jun. 1, 1833
Death: Oct. 26, 1904

Aged 71 years, 4 months and 25 days.
Section A, Row 13

Family links:
Spouse:
Elizabeth Strouse (1828 - 1901)

Burial:
Upper Tinicum Cemetery
Upper Black Eddy
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Betty Sobotka
Record added: Jun 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71126863

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1833, Pennsylvania. 115

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1830, Pennsylvania. 73

• Occupation: 2 Aug 1870, Tinicum Township - Erwinna Post Office, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 115 Boating

• Comment 1: 2 Aug 1870. 115 The 1870 Census indicated that William Strouse could neither read nor write.

• Occupation: 9 Jun 1880, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 74 Boatman

William married Elizabeth \\,115 daughter of \\ 74 and \\,74 before 2 Aug 1870.115 Elizabeth was born on 4 Feb 1828,64 died on 20 Jan 190164 at age 72, and was buried after 20 Jan 1901 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

General Notes:

[Source: findagrave.com]

Elizabeth Strouse

Birth: Feb. 4, 1828
Death: Jan. 20, 1901

Aged 72 years, 11 months and 16 days.
Section A, Row 13

Family links:
Spouse:
William Strouse (1833 - 1904)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Upper Tinicum Cemetery
Upper Black Eddy
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Betty Sobotka
Record added: Jun 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71126513

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1831, Pennsylvania. 115

Children from this marriage were:

   109 F    i. Margaret Ellen Strouse 115 was born about 1853 in Pennsylvania.115

   110 F    ii. Emma J. Strouse 115 was born about 1855 in Pennsylvania.115

   111 F    iii. Elizabeth Strouse 115 was born about 1856 in Pennsylvania.115

   112 M    iv. John Strouse 115 was born about 1859 in Pennsylvania115 and died after 9 Jun 1880.74

   113 F    v. Sarah C. Strouse 115 was born about 1861 in Pennsylvania.115

69. Catharine Strouse 64 was born on 13 Dec 1827,64 died on 24 Mar 188064 at age 52, and was buried after 24 Mar 1880 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

Catharine married \\ Edwards 64 before 1864.

The child from this marriage was:

   114 F    i. Rachel H. Edwards 64 was born in 1864,64 died on 23 Mar 188364 at age 19, and was buried after 23 Mar 1883 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64


73. Amos Strouse 46,47,83 was born on 7 Mar 1836 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,47,83 died on 19 Dec 1896 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania47,82 at age 60, and was buried after 19 Dec 1896 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.2

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1 Mar 1836. 47

• Alt. Birth: 7 Mar 1836. 46 Nockamixon, PA

• Census: 1850. An Amos Strouse was living with Mr. Mills (age 60), Catharine Mills, and several Mills children in Durham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Amos married Susanna M. Wolfinger,46,47,83 daughter of Jacob A. Wolfinger 31,46,47,82,119 and Sarah Mill,31,46,47,82,119 in 1859.140 Susanna was born on 17 Apr 1836,46,47,82 died on 7 Sep 1913 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania47,82 at age 77, and was buried after 7 Sep 1913 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

Children from this marriage were:

   115 M    i. Wilkin Strouse 31,118 was born on 16 Dec 1860,118 died in 1862118 at age 2, and was buried in 1862 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   116 M    ii. Elmer Strouse 141 was born on 19 Jun 1863140 and died on 1 Sep 1927140 at age 64. Another name for Elmer was Elmer E. Strouse.140

Elmer married Catherine Michener Loux 140 on 8 Apr 1903 in Mechanicsburg, , Pennsylvania.140 Catherine was born on 20 Sep 1862140 and died on 27 Mar 1949140 at age 86.

+ 117 M    iii. Ulysses Grant Strouse 46,47,142 was born on 11 Dec 1868 in Gardenville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,142 died on 4 Aug 1954 in Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania142 at age 85, and was buried after 4 Aug 1954 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   118 F    iv. Rosetta Strouse 141 died on 5 Dec 1957 in Doylestown, Bucks, PA.143

Rosetta married Edward W. Overpeck,141 son of Henry Klein Overpeck 31,47,82,142 and Elizabeth Ann Weidemeyer,31,46,47,82,142 before 3 Oct 1932.141 Edward was born about 1868 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania144 and died on 19 Jun 1951 at His Home, South Main And Ashland Streets, Doylestown, , Pennsylvania144 about age 83. The cause of his death was Ailments incident to old age (had been in declining health for about a year).144

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 144 Tinsmith

   119 F    v. Sarah H. Strouse 141 was born about 1871,141 died on 2 Oct 1932 in Abington Hospital, Abington, Bucks, PA141 about age 61, and was buried after 2 Oct 1932 in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

87. Margaret Koonsman 31,128,129,130 was born on 1 Jan 1821 in , , Pennsylvania128,130 and died on 26 Mar 1910 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio at age 89.

Margaret married Emmanuel Lambert,31,128,129,130 son of John George Lambert 31,145,146,147 and Mary Magdalene Mill,31,146 on 27 Aug 1846 in Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey.126.,127 Emmanuel was born on 2 Feb 1819 in , , Pennsylvania128,148 and died on 6 Mar 1906 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio126,127 at age 87. Another name for Emmanuel was Samuel Lambert.

General Notes: [Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

(pg. 5) Lambert, Emanuel; b. 2 Feb 1819; bpt. 6 Jan 1819; parents George and Magdalena Lambert; sponsors parents [Note: have to assume these dates were possibly transposed during transcription][Source: Barbara LaValley, LAM_MASTER.GED]

(pg. 5) Lambert, Emanuel; b. 2 Feb 1819; bpt. 6 Jan 1819; parents George and Magdalena Lambert; sponsors parents [Note: have to assume these dates were possibly transposed during transcription]

Noted events in his life were:

• Baptism: 6 Jan 1819. 148

Children from this marriage were:

   120 M    i. David Lambert 31,130 was born on 8 Jun 1847130 and died on 8 Jun 1847.130

   121 F    ii. Mary Ann Lambert 31,128,130 was born on 16 Feb 1849130 and died on 18 Jul 1926126,127 at age 77.

+ 122 F    iii. Sarah Lambert 31,130 was born on 24 Jul 1852 in , Northampton, Pennsylvania130 and died on 23 Mar 1885 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio126,127,130 at age 32.

+ 123 M    iv. Adam Lambert 31,130 was born on 12 Mar 1855130 and died on 8 Nov 1933126,127 at age 78.

+ 124 M    v. Samuel Lambert 31,130 was born on 18 Oct 1857130 and died on 7 Sep 1936126,127 at age 78.

+ 125 F    vi. Emma Lambert 31,130 was born on 25 Dec 1861130 and died in Mar 1943126,127 at age 81.


88. Tobias Melchor was born on 2 Mar 1813 in Palatinate, Germany?,132 died on 21 Sep 1883 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania132,133,134 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.135 Other names for Tobias were Tobias Melcher, Tobias Melchior, Tobias Walker Melchior 50,62., and149

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. 150 Pennsylvania (US Census record says parents born in PA as well)

• Census: 1790. 151 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. 152 A "Tobias Melcher" was counted in Nockamixon Township. Bucks County, PA in 1840 (ID #PAS4a1783890)

• Census: Aug 1850. 153 Tobias Melcher (age 38) and Susanna Melcher (age 36) with 5 children lived in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Census: Aug 1850. 154 Tobias Melcher appears to be listed as a laborer (writing is difficult to read)

• Census: 1860. 155 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. 156 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 1880. 150 Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Occupation: 1880. 150 Farmer

• Alt. Death: 7 Sep 1883. 157

• Alt. Birth: Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 132

• Alt. Death: 1884. 86

• Communion: 28 Mar 1869, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 158 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.

Tobias married Susanna Hoffman,7,20,50,56,149,159 daughter of John Philip Hoffman 7,50 and Maria Sarah Strauss,34,48 before Oct 1833.56 Susanna was born on 14 Oct 1813,20,160 was baptized on 19 Dec 1813 in Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,20 died on 16 Jan 1860 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania160 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.161

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. 162 Tobias and Susanna took communion on this date (or at least attended church)

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. 20 Baptised as daughter of Philip and Sarah Hoffman

• Baptism: 19 Dec 1813. 20 Sponsors: Christopher Straus and Anna Maria Straus

• Alt. Death: 1866. 86

• Alt. Birth: Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 160

Children from this marriage were:

+ 126 M    i. John Melchior 15,149 was born on 3 Sep 1835,163 was baptized on 14 Oct 1835,163 died on 27 Jan 1864163 at age 28, and was buried after 27 Jan 1864 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 127 F    ii. Sarah Melchior 15,149,163 was born on 18 Jan 1838 in Pennsylvania,163,164 died on 16 Apr 1913 in New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylvania164 at age 75, and was buried on 21 Apr 1913 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64

+ 128 M    iii. Samuel Melchior 15,149,163,165 was born on 25 Jul 1840,163,165 was baptized on 15 Nov 1840 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,158,165 died on 3 May 1866 in Pennsylvania166 at age 25, and was buried after 3 May 1866 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 129 F    iv. Anna Maria Melchior 149,163 was born on 25 Nov 1843 in Pennsylvania,167 died on 28 Jun 1905168 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.168

   130 F    v. Mary Machadalana Melchior 31,149,163 was born on 24 May 1846169 and died on 7 Feb 1847.169 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

+ 131 M    vi. Oliver Hoffman Melchior 15,31,50,95,149,163 was born on 23 Dec 1848 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95,157,163,170 died on 7 Sep 1928 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania95,157,171 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.172

+ 132 M    vii. Josiah Melchior 15,149,163 was born on 6 Jan 1852,163,173 was baptized on 18 Apr 1852 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,158,173 died on 12 Feb 1899163 at age 47, and was buried after 12 Feb 1899 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

+ 133 M    viii. Amandus Hoffman Melchior 95,149 was born on 19 Aug 1855 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95 died on 9 Apr 1933 at His Home In Melcher's Corner, Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania95,174 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.175


Tobias next married Caroline Sames,150,156,176 daughter of Jacob Sames 177 and Elizabeth Diehl,177 between 16 Jan 1860 and 19 Jul 1870 in Probably Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.7 Caroline was born on 3 May 1815 in Pennsylvania,177,178 died on 24 Sep 1906 in Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania177 at age 91, and was buried on 28 Sep 1906 in Tohicken Church Burial Grounds, , Bucks, Pennsylvania.177 The cause of her death was "She was sick with ___ rheum got Bilious attacks. Was otherwise healthy"/"paralysis of heart".177 Another name for Caroline was Caroline Melchor.

General Notes:

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

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

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[Source: US - Census Index (1870)]

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

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

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[Source: 1900 United States Federal Census Record]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1813. 163 Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Occupation: 1880. 150 Keeps house

• Alt. Birth: Abt 24 Sep 1906, Tohickon, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 163

89. Henry Myers Strouse 36 was born on 26 Dec 1826 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,36 died on 29 Mar 1906 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania36 at age 79, and was buried on 3 Apr 1906 in Keller's Church Cemetery, , Bucks, Pennsylvania.36 The cause of his death was Paralysis.118 Another name for Henry was Henry Strouse 36.,154

General Notes:

[Source: Email from Larry Hillpot to John-Pierre M. Hannam, 12 August 2000]

"... I came across generation 5 Hillpot, Titus A. Snyder (Hillpot Index # 31537) who married Mary Ann Strouse, She was born October 1849. When cross checking my 1850 census I found a Mary Ann Strouse aged 10/12 the daughter of Henry Strouse living in Bedminster ..."

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[Source: Larry Hillpot, Bucks County Deaths]

5/26/1906
Strouse, Henry M.
W
M
8_?
Married
Nockamixon Twp.
3/29/1906
E. Bedminster
Paralysis
3W
Keller's Church
4/3/1906

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1850. 100,154 Living in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Occupation: 20 Aug 1850. Laborer

Henry married Sarah Ann Heacock Bryan 36 on 22 Aug 1847.36 Sarah was born on 18 Jul 1826,36 died on 6 May 190936 at age 82, and was buried in Keller's Church.36

Marriage Notes: Married by John A. Loux, Esq.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 134 M    i. Reuben Strouse was born before Aug 1848.

+ 135 F    ii. Mary Ann Strouse 100,179 was born about 1851 in Pennsylvania180 and died after 4 Apr 1930.181

+ 136 M    iii. Cyrus Bryan Strouse 36 was born on 1 Mar 1853.36

94. Reuben Messinger 38 was born on 31 Dec 182638 and died on 17 Sep 190738 at age 80.

Reuben married Mary A. Ealer.38 Mary was born in 182738 and died in 190738 at age 80.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 137 F    i. Emma Messinger 38 was born in 1848 in Pennsylvania38 and died in 192438 at age 76.

   138 F    ii. Susan Messinger 38 was born in 1850 in Pennsylvania.38

   139 F    iii. Melinda C. Messinger 38 was born in 186338 and died on 28 Dec 194738 at age 84.

Melinda married Charles Siegfried.38 Charles was born about 1860.38

+ 140 F    iv. Amanda L. Messinger 38 was born in 186838 and died on 22 Jul 193838 at age 70.

95. Dr. Hiempsal Sheltman Dodd 40 was born on 28 Sep 1828 in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio,40 was baptized in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio,40 and died on 21 Jan 1904 in Dodd City, Marion, Arkansas40 at age 75.

Hiempsal married Catharine C. Neal 40 on 28 Jun 1855 in , Wayne, Ohio.40 Catharine was born on 11 Jun 1831 in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania40 and died on 15 Jul 1913 in , Marion, Arkansas40 at age 82.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 141 M    i. David Henry Dodd 40 was born on 15 May 1856 in Davenport, Wayne, Iowa40 and died on 22 May 1926 in Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas40 at age 70.

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103. Catharine Ann Welder 64 was born on 13 Oct 1846,64 died on 15 Feb 191364 at age 66, and was buried after 15 Feb 1913 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

Catharine married Amos Nunamaker Stout.64 Amos was born on 15 Nov 1845,64 died on 3 Aug 191264 at age 66, and was buried after 3 Aug 1912 in Kellers Church Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

The child from this marriage was:

   142 U    i. Seven children Stout .

108. William Henry Melcher 113,114 was born on 3 Oct 1864 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,114 was baptized on 11 Mar 1865 in Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,114 and died after 9 Jun 1880.74 Other names for William were William Melcher,115 William Melchior, William Henry Melchior 113., and114

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1864. 114

• Occupation: 9 Jun 1880, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 74 Boatman

William married \\ 113 about 1894.113

The child from this marriage was:

   143 F    i. Margaret Melchior 113 was born in 1895.113

William next married Emma 113 about 1896.113

The child from this marriage was:

   144 M    i. Frank Melchior 29,113 was born in Sep 1897 in Bridgeton Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.29

117. Ulysses Grant Strouse 46,47,142 was born on 11 Dec 1868 in Gardenville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,142 died on 4 Aug 1954 in Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania142 at age 85, and was buried after 4 Aug 1954 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Ulysses was Ulysses G. Strouse.47

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: 2 Aug 1954. 46,142 Mechanicsville, PA

Ulysses married Matilda Overpeck,31,119 daughter of Henry Klein Overpeck 31,47,82,142 and Elizabeth Ann Weidemeyer,31,46,47,82,142 on 9 Sep 1933.142 Matilda was born on 24 Jan 1863,142 died on 6 Jun 1950142 at age 87, and was buried in Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.142

Ulysses next married Anna Laura Overpeck,46,47,119 daughter of Henry Klein Overpeck 31,47,82,142 and Elizabeth Ann Weidemeyer,31,46,47,82,142 on 26 Jan 1893.46.,47.,142 Anna was born on 17 Jul 1872 in Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,46,47,142 died on 22 Dec 1931 in Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania142 at age 59, and was buried after 22 Dec 1931 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.2

Children from this marriage were:

   145 M    i. Norman Grant Strouse 31,140 was born in 1894 in Plumstead, , Bucks, Pennsylvania,46,47,82 died on 22 May 1897 in Plumstead, , Bucks, Pennsylvania46,47,82 at age 3, and was buried on 25 May 1897 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.118 The cause of his death was Drowned.118 Another name for Norman was Norman Strouse 46,47.,82

   146 F    ii. Virginia Strouse 31,46,47,82 was born on 17 Aug 189646,47,82 and died on 7 Aug 198046,47,82 at age 83.

   147 F    iii. Minnie Strouse 31,46,47,82 was born on 10 Apr 189946,47,82 and died on 8 Jul 197146,47,82 at age 72.

+ 148 F    iv. Rosetta Strouse 46 was born on 8 Oct 1901 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,64 died on 21 May 1997 in Lawrence, Mercer, New Jersey64 at age 95, and was buried after 21 May 1997 in Colonial Memorial Park, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey.64

+ 149 M    v. Elmer O. Strouse 95,142 was born on 29 Oct 1902,46,47,82 died on 31 Jan 199046,47,82 at age 87, and was buried in Lot Owner With Rachel Strouse, Mechanicsville Cemetery, Lot G 88.2

+ 150 M    vi. Charles Edward Strouse 31,46,47,82 was born on 8 Oct 1905 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania46,47,82 and died on 30 Jun 1986 in Furlong, Bucks, Pennsylvania46,47,82 at age 80.

   151 M    vii. Grant Strouse 31,46,47,82 was born on 7 Jun 190746,47,82 and died on 29 Sep 1999 in Port Saint Lucie, St Lucie, Florida at age 92.

   152 F    viii. Blanche Strouse 31,46,47,82 was born on 7 Oct 190946,47,82 and died on 9 Feb 2003 in Nipomo, San Luis Obispo, California at age 93.

   153 F    ix. Ann Strouse 31,46,47,82 was born on 21 May 191146,47,82 and died on 16 Jun 1993 in New Port Richey, Pasco, Florida140 at age 82. Another name for Ann was Anna May Strouse.140

   154 M    x. Lester Strouse 31,46,47,82 was born on 15 Oct 191246,47,82 and died on 14 Sep 199446,47,82 at age 81.

   155 F    xi. Viola Strouse 31,46,47,82 was born on 30 Apr 191546,47,82 and died on 17 Nov 2011 in Pennsylvania at age 96.

General Notes:

[Source: The Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 21 November 2011, http://www.phillyburbs.com/obituaries/the_intelligencer/viola-o-brown/article_b70d6771-b012-544e-a176-2f8173e738f3.html?mode=print]

Viola O. Brown

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 4:00 am

Viola O. Brown, of Clare Bridge-Dublin, formerly a life long resident of Doylestown, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. She was 96.
Born in Landisville, Buckingham Township, she was the daughter of the late Ulysses G. and Anna Laura Overpeck Strouse.
Viola had been a seamstress at the former Fretz's Pants Factory in Doylestown for many years.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doylestown for more than 60 years, a member of the 60 Plussers, a charter member of Doylestown Fire Co. No. 1 Auxiliary and of various senior groups.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing pinochle and traveling with friends.
Viola's biggest joy was hosting holiday dinners for her family, extended family and friends.
Her family would like to thank all those at Clare Bridge of Dublin for the loving care they provided over the past five years as well as that of Seasons Hospice over the past year.
Surviving are her children: son, Leroy 'Corky' Brown, his wife, Joan, and daughter, Elaine B. Miller, as well as her grandchildren: Mark Angel, his wife, Jennifer; Julie Brown and Brenda Lazarus, her husband, Richard, and her great-grandchildren: Zachary and Gabrielle Angel and Kala and Jason Lazarus, all of Doylestown.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joan Angel, son-in-law, Fred A. Miller, four brothers and five sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 301 North Main St., Doylestown. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Viola's name to Doylestown Fire Co. No. 1 Auxiliary, P.O. Box 208, Doylestown, PA 18901 or to Seasons Hospice, 700 S. Henderson Road, Suite 225, King of Prussia PA 19406-3530. Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home,
Doylestown
www.reedandsteinbach.com <http://www.reedandsteinbach.com>

122. Sarah Lambert 31,130 was born on 24 Jul 1852 in , Northampton, Pennsylvania130 and died on 23 Mar 1885 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio126,127,130 at age 32.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 24 Jul 1852. Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Sarah married Huron Close,31,130 son of Horace Close 31,126,127 and Mary Wood Whitfield,31,126,127 on 27 May 1877 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio.126.,127.,130 Huron was born on 19 Sep 1851,130 died in Sep 1914 in Morinville, Alberta, Canada126,127 at age 63, and was buried in Sep 1914 in Ray Cemetery, , Alberta, Canada.127

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 27 May 1877. 126 Lemert, Ohio

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: Sep 1914. 126 Morinville, Alberta, Canada

Children from this marriage were:

+ 156 M    i. Charles Horace Close 31,126,127,130 was born on 10 Mar 1878127 and died on 3 Feb 1912182 at age 33.

+ 157 M    ii. Harry Emanuel Close 31,126,127,130 was born on 10 Feb 1880 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio182 and died on 27 Jan 1927 in Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada182 at age 46.

   158 M    iii. Arthur Close 31,126,127,130 was born on 12 Oct 1881130 and died on 15 Oct 1883130 at age 2.

123. Adam Lambert 31,130 was born on 12 Mar 1855130 and died on 8 Nov 1933126,127 at age 78.

Adam married Mary Stuckey,31,130 daughter of Jacob Stuckey 31,126,127 and Catherine Staum,31,126,127 on 23 Oct 1879.130 Mary was born on 29 Nov 1855.130

Children from this marriage were:

   159 F    i. Florence E. Lambert 31,130 was born on 20 Oct 1880.130

   160 M    ii. Lucia Alice Lambert 31,130 was born on 4 Jun 1884130 and died on 10 Aug 1932126,127 at age 48.

+ 161 F    iii. Bernice Catherine Lambert 31,126,127 was born on 5 Mar 1891126,127 and died on 3 Oct 1985 in , , Ohio183,184 at age 94.

   162 M    iv. Clarke Vincent Lambert 31,126,127 was born on 17 Mar 1898126,127 and died in Aug 1984 in Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio183,184 at age 86.

124. Samuel Lambert 31,130 was born on 18 Oct 1857130 and died on 7 Sep 1936126,127 at age 78.

Samuel married Harriet Mutchler 31,130 on 29 Dec 1879.130 Harriet died on 6 Dec 1940.126,127 Another name for Harriet was Katie Mutchler.

The child from this marriage was:

   163 F    i. Edna Marie Lambert 31,126,127 was born on 26 Mar 1899.126,127

125. Emma Lambert 31,130 was born on 25 Dec 1861130 and died in Mar 1943126,127 at age 81.

Emma married Adam J. Keller,31,130 son of Jacob Keller 31,126,127 and Catherine Staum Stuckey,31,126,127 on 19 Jun 1886.130 Adam was born on 1 Feb 1861126,127,130 and died on 12 Jul 1953126,127 at age 92.

Children from this marriage were:

   164 F    i. Eva Keller 31.,126.,127

   165 F    ii. Esther Keller 31.,126.,127

   166 F    iii. Cora Keller 31.,126.,127

Cora married Richard Herzberg.31.,126.,127

   167 F    iv. Pearl Keller 31.,126.,127

   168 M    v. Guy Keller 31.,126.,127

   169 M    vi. Ross Keller 31.,126.,127

Ross married Virginia Geiger.31.,126.,127

   170 F    vii. Modest Keller 31.,126.,127

Modest married Harrison Hufford.31.,126.,127

Modest next married Rollo Kuncy.31.,126.,127

+ 171 M    viii. Boyd S. Keller 31,126,127,130 was born on 30 Dec 1886.130

   172 M    ix. Boy Keller 31,130 was born on 30 May 1889130 and died on 31 May 1889.130


126. John Melchior 15,149 was born on 3 Sep 1835,163 was baptized on 14 Oct 1835,163 died on 27 Jan 1864163 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 and185 John Ames Melchior.163

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
..
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. 15

• Occupation: 30 Jul 1860, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 185 Shoemaker

• Alt. Birth: After 27 Jan 1864, Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 163

John married Hannah Kiser,163,186 daughter of Johannes Kaiser 20 and Sarah Gruver,31,187,188 on 31 Aug 1858 in Pennsylvania. Hannah was born on 15 Apr 1835,187 died on 30 Jun 1905163 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.163 Other names for Hannah were Hannah Keiser and Hannah Kiser (Lucky Melchor).163

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. 186 Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: 14 Apr 1837. 163

Children from this marriage were:

   173 F    i. Amelia Melchior 163 was born about 1858 in Pennsylvania,185 was baptized on 20 Nov 1860,163 died about 28 Mar 1874189 about age 16, and was buried on 28 Mar 1874 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.189 Other names for Amelia were Emelia Melcher and185 Amelia Melchor.189

   174 F    ii. Anna Marie Melchior 163 was born after 30 Jul 1860 in Pennsylvania,185 was baptized on 20 Nov 1860,163 and died in Aug 1888.95,163 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

+ 175 M    iii. Milton Melchior 163,190,191 was born on 8 Apr 1862,163,191 was baptized on 13 Jul 1862,163 died on 28 Dec 194564 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.64

+ 176 M    iv. John Melchior 163,191 was born on 25 Aug 1863,163,191 died in Dec 1948163 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.64


127. Sarah Melchior 15,149,163 was born on 18 Jan 1838 in Pennsylvania,163,164 died on 16 Apr 1913 in New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylvania164 at age 75, and was buried on 21 Apr 1913 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 The cause of her death was diabetes mellitis.164 Another name for Sarah was Sarah Keiser.164

Noted events in her life were:

• Named For: 15 Susanna Hoffman's mother

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

• Alt. Burial: 21 Apr 1913, , Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 164

• Alt. Death: 1916.

Sarah married Elias Kiser,163,186 son of Johannes Kaiser 20 and Sarah Gruver,31,187,188 on 15 Jun 1855.163.,192 Elias was born on 5 Dec 1828 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,193 died on 20 Nov 1908 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania194 at age 79, and was buried on 24 Nov 1908 in Blue Church (Woodland Cemetery), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.194 The cause of his death was apoplexy/debility from old age.194 Another name for Elias was Elias Keiser.194

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. 193 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
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
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Birth: 05 DEC 1828 Nockamixon Twp, Bucks, Pennsylvania
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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: 15 Ed Lutton appears to spell his name as "Elias Weiser"

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1828. 186 Pennsylvania

• Alt. Birth: 3 Dec 1828. 163,187

• Alt. Birth: 28 Dec 1828, Pennsylvania. 194

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

Children from this marriage were:

   177 F    i. Amanda Kiser 64 was born on 28 Dec 1856,64 died on 10 Mar 185964 at age 2, and was buried after 10 Mar 1859 in Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferndale, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Amanda was Manda Kiser.64

+ 178 M    ii. Tobias Kiser 95,163 was born on 16 Sep 1859 in Pennsylvania, died on 6 Jun 1901 in Pennsylvania64 at age 41, and was buried after 6 Jun 1901 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64

+ 179 F    iii. Sarah Jane Kiser 95,163 was born on 15 Dec 1860 in Pennsylvania,195 died on 4 Sep 1933 in Douglas Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania195,196 at age 72, and was buried on 9 Sep 1933 in Union Cemetery, Sassamansville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64

+ 180 F    iv. Annie Kiser 163 was born on 15 Mar 1863 in Pennsylvania,197 died on 26 Jun 1926 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania197 at age 63, and was buried on 30 Jun 1926 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.197

+ 181 M    v. Harvey J. Keiser 198 was born on 14 Dec 1865 in Nockamixon Township Schools, Bucks, Pennsylvania,198 died on 2 Jun 1944 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania198 at age 78, and was buried on 6 Jun 1944 in Blue Church (Woodland Cemetery), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.198

   182 M    vi. John H. Keiser Or Weiser 199 was born about 1866.199

+ 183 F    vii. Matilda Melchor Keiser 64 was born on 3 May 1867 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,163,200 died on 3 May 1940 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania163,200 at age 73, and was buried on 7 May 1940 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64

+ 184 M    viii. Oliver M. Kiser 163,196 was born on 2 Nov 1869163 and died on 23 Oct 1950163 at age 80.

+ 185 F    ix. Clymena Kiser 163 was born on 22 Dec 1872,163,201 was baptized on 25 Feb 1874 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,201 and died on 28 Jan 1938163 at age 65.

+ 186 F    x. Emma Kiser 163,202 was born on 15 Sep 1875,163,202 was baptized on 26 Dec 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,202 died on 16 Sep 1944 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania203 at age 69, and was buried on 20 Sep 1944 in Memorial Park, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.


128. Samuel Melchior 15,149,163,165 was born on 25 Jul 1840,163,165 was baptized on 15 Nov 1840 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,158,165 died on 3 May 1866 in Pennsylvania166 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.166 Other names for Samuel were Samuel Melcher, Samuel Hoffman Melcher, Samuel Melchoir, and166 Samuel Melchor.156

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. 158 Philip and Sarah Hoffman

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

• Alt. Death: Bef 11 Aug 1876. 156

• Baptised: 15 Nov 1840, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 158 Baptised as the son of 'Tobias and Susanna Melchior'

• Alt. Death: 30 Apr 1876. 169

• Alt. Birth: Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 163

Samuel married Amanda Hager.,15 daughter of Joseph Hager 204 and Susanna \\,.205 Amanda was born on 12 Jul 1843 in , , Pennsylvania,163,204 was baptized on 17 Sep 1843 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,204 died on 8 Apr 1863163 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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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. 15,206 Pennsylvania

• Sponsors: 17 Sep 1843, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 204 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:

   187 F    i. Arabella Melchior 163 was born on 29 Mar 1863,163 was baptized on 8 Apr 1863,163 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.163

The child from this marriage was:

+ 188 M    i. Oliver S. Melchior 163 was born on 5 Aug 1865 in Pennsylvania,207 died on 12 May 1933 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania207 at age 67, and was buried on 15 May 1933 in Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.


129. Anna Maria Melchior 149,163 was born on 25 Nov 1843 in Pennsylvania,167 died on 28 Jun 1905168 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.168 Other names for Anna were Ann Melcher, Anna Melchior, and15 Ann Mariah Melchoir.208

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. 209

Anna married William Wolfinger Trauger,64 son of Emanuel Trauger 210 and Mary Magdalena Wolfinger,64 on 26 May 1866 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.208 William was born about 27 Feb 1842 in Pennsylvania,211 died on 16 Jul 1915211 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.211,212 The cause of his death was diabetes mellitis.212 Other names for William were William Trauger,163 William W. Trauger 156. and208

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 26 May 1866. 163

• 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. 167

Children from this marriage were:

   189 F    i. Anna Catherine Trauger 163 was born on 15 Jul 1870,163 died on 5 Feb 1890163 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

+ 190 F    ii. Lucy Etta Trauger 95,163 was born in Nov 1873 in , , Pennsylvania,95,167 died on 27 May 1956163 at age 82, and was buried in Row 7, St. Luke's Union Cemetery (New), Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.2

+ 191 M    iii. Henry Reading Trauger 163,213 was born on 14 Jul 1886 in Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,214 was baptized on 31 Aug 1886 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,213 died on 23 Oct 1918 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania214 at age 32, and was buried on 26 Oct 1918 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.214


131. Oliver Hoffman Melchior 15,31,50,95,149,163 was born on 23 Dec 1848 in Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95,157,163,170 died on 7 Sep 1928 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania95,157,171 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.172 The cause of his death was myocarditis/atherosclerosis and senility.215 Other names for Oliver were Oliver Melcher,50,149 O. H. Melchor,216 Oliver Melchor, and156 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. 153 Oliver Melcher, son of Tobias and Susanna Melcher, listed as age 1

• Census: 15 Jul 1870. 199 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. 215

Oliver married Mary Elizabeth Montfort,163 daughter of David Montfort 217 and Sarah Elinor Thompson,218,219 on 14 Oct 1880 in "The Old Home" Near Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.163 Mary was born on 5 Apr 1851 in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, died on 8 Nov 1931 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania220 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.220 The cause of her death was myocarditis and senility/arteriosclerosis.220 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: 221 Lived in Gettysburg through the Battle

• Fact 2: 221 Margaret Seylar: Wrote book "Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln" based on stories told by Mary Elizabeth Montfort Melchior as an old lady

• Fact 3: 133 Born in her grandfather's house "outside of Gettysburg"

• Occupation: Aug 1874, , Adams, Pennsylvania. 222 Appointed teacher at Rocky Grove school

• Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 223 Living with daughter, Mary and husband, Floyd Rau in Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Children from this marriage were:

+ 192 M    i. Dr. David Montfort Melchior 163 was born on 12 Dec 1881 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,163 was baptized on 12 Mar 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,224 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.

+ 193 M    ii. William Tobias Melchior 163 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,225 died on 13 Mar 1967 in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina184 at age 82, and was buried in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina (Tombstone In Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania) Next To First Wife, Carrrie.226,227

+ 194 M    iii. Charles Cassat Melcher 228 was born on 14 Aug 1885,163,228 was baptized on 17 Oct 1885 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,228 and died on 6 Oct 1951 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania229 at age 66.

+ 195 F    iv. Mary Susanna Melchior 163 was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,184,230 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.


132. Josiah Melchior 15,149,163 was born on 6 Jan 1852,163,173 was baptized on 18 Apr 1852 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,158,173 died on 12 Feb 1899163 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,231 Jessiah H. Melcher,232 Josiah Melcher,233 Josiah H. Melcher,202 Joseph Melchior, and Josiah Melchor.156

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 1880. 234 Plumstead, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Occupation: 1880. 234 Farmer

• Sponsors: 18 Apr 1852, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 173 Joseph and Lydia Trauger

Josiah married Elizabeth Keller,163 daughter of David Keller 235 and Caroline Kintner,235 on 2 May 1874 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.232 Elizabeth was born in 1852 in Pennsylvania,236 died on 2 Feb 1940 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania235 at age 88, and was buried on 7 Feb 1940 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.235 The cause of her death was cerebral hemorrhage.235 Other names for Elizabeth were Lizzie Keller and232 Lizzie Melcher.202

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: 7 Possibly went by the nickname "Lizzie"

• Alt. Birth: 4 Jun 1852. 163

• Lived in: 1880. 236 Plumstead, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Children from this marriage were:

+ 196 F    i. Carrie May Melchior 95,163 was born on 2 Mar 1875,95,163,237 was baptized on 18 Apr 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,202 died on 9 Mar 1958163 at age 83, and was buried after 9 Mar 1958 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

+ 197 M    ii. James Artmus Melchior 95,163 was born on 6 Jun 1878,95,231 was baptized on 12 Apr 1879 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,231 died on 20 Jan 197264 at age 93, and was buried after 20 Jan 1972 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

+ 198 F    iii. Mabel Estella Melchior 95,163 was born on 10 Sep 1879,95,163 was baptized on 2 Dec 1879 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,224 and died on 13 Dec 1975 in Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania238 at age 96.

+ 199 M    iv. Oliver Arthur Melchior 95,163,224 was born on 19 Aug 1881,95,163 was baptized on 8 Oct 1881 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,224 and died on 8 Apr 1948163 at age 66.


   200 M    v. Amandus Melchior 163 was born on 6 Oct 1885 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,239 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, Pennsylvania239 at age 22, and was buried on 15 Jan 1908 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.239 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. and239 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.163

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



133. Amandus Hoffman Melchior 95,149 was born on 19 Aug 1855 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95 died on 9 Apr 1933 at His Home In Melcher's Corner, Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania95,174 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.175 The cause of his death was prostate cancer.175 Other names for Amandus were Amandus H. Melcher, Amandus Melchior,15,149 Amandus H. Melchior, and163 Amandus Melchor.240

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: 174 Secretary of the Union Dairymen's Association for 30 years

• Lived in: Between 1877 and 1930. 174 Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 5 Nov 1932, Melchor's Corner, , Bucks, Pennsylvania. 241

• Occupation: 1880. 242 Farmer

• Occupation: Bef 1908. 174 Farmer

• Occupation: After 1908. 174 Worked in or owned a general merchandise store

Amandus married Emma Louise Bean,95,163,243 daughter of John Beans 244,245,246,247 and Elizabeth Muck,247 on 9 Aug 1877 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.232 Emma was born on 23 Jan 1859 of Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95 died on 12 Nov 1906 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania247 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.247 The cause of her death was "cardiac dilitation"/"apoplexy on Feb 6 - 1905." Other names for Emma were Emma Louisa Bean and248 Louisa Bean.249

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 9 Aug 1877. 163,174

Children from this marriage were:

+ 201 F    i. Mary Anna Melchior 95,163 was born on 1 Mar 1878 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95,231 was baptized on 24 Nov 1878 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,231 died on 16 Apr 1957 in Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, , , Pennsylvania250 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.64

+ 202 F    ii. Charlotte May Melcher 249 was born on 22 Nov 1882 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,249 was baptized in Dec 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,224 died on 19 Oct 1954 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania249 at age 71, and was buried after 19 Oct 1954 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   203 M    iii. Elwood B. Melchior 95,163 was born on 7 Aug 1886,213 was baptized on 13 Oct 1886 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,213 died on 27 Jul 1972163,184 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.251

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,95,163,251 daughter of Hillary S. Althouse 252 and Anna Barbara Myers,252 on 8 Apr 1911.251 Irene was born on 1 Oct 1891,163,184,253 died on 8 Jan 1971163,184 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. 253

• Alt. Birth: 12 Jan 1971, Ferndale Cemetery, Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 251

   204 M    iv. John Roscoe Melchor 240 was born on 26 Aug 1889 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95,240 was baptized on 19 Nov 1889 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,240 and died on 29 Nov 1889 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.95 Another name for John was John Roscoe Melchior 95.,163

   205 M    v. William Russell Melchor 254 was born on 1 Aug 1896 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95,255 was baptized on 25 Oct 1896 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,255 died on 12 May 1897 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95,256 and was buried after 12 May 1897 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.256 Other names for William were William Russel Melchior, William Russell Melchior 95. and163

+ 206 F    vi. Emma Louisa Melchor was born on 10 Dec 1899,95,163 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 1999243,248 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.64

134. Reuben Strouse was born before Aug 1848.

Reuben married someone.

His child was:

   207 M    i. James O. Strouse was born about 1883 in , Northampton, Pennsylvania, died on 6 Jan 1902 in Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania about age 19, and was buried on 11 Jan 1902 in Keller's Church, Ottsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. The cause of his death was Typhoid Fever.

General Notes:

The following is probably a record of a son of Reuben Strouse.
-- John-Pierre M. Hannam, Sr., 6 May 2007

[Source: Larry Hillpot,

2/18/1902
Strouse, James O.
W
M
19
Single
Northampton Co.
Laborer
1/6/1902
Bedminster
Typhoid fever
13D
Keller's Church
1/11/1902
Reuben B.

135. Mary Ann Strouse 100,179 was born about 1851 in Pennsylvania180 and died after 4 Apr 1930.181

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt Oct 1849. 100

• Census: 1850. 100 Listed as age 10/12 in 1850 PA Census

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1852, Pennsylvania. 100

Mary married Titus Snyder,100,179,257 son of Samuel F. Snyder 258 and Lucy Ann \\,258 before 7 Jun 1880.179 Titus was born about 1852 in Pennsylvania180 and died after 4 Apr 1930.181 Another name for Titus was Titus A. Snyder.180

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 4 Apr 1930, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 181

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 10 May 1910, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 259 Farmer

• Occupation: 4 Apr 1930, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 181 Retired

Children from this marriage were:

+ 208 F    i. Maggie Snyder 179,257 was born about 1878.179

   209 F    ii. Sallia Snyder 180 was born about 1895.180

136. Cyrus Bryan Strouse 36 was born on 1 Mar 1853.36

Cyrus married Sophia Benner Nash 36 on 6 Oct 1877 in Keller's Church.36 Sophia was born in 1860.36

The child from this marriage was:

+ 210 M    i. Oswald Strouse .36

137. Emma Messinger 38 was born in 1848 in Pennsylvania38 and died in 192438 at age 76.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 1850. 38 1850 Penn lists age as 1.5 yrs

Emma married James Edward Messinger.38 James was born on 28 Apr 1846 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania38 and died on 1 Mar 1924 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania38 at age 77.

General Notes: [dreibelbis.GED]

Please verify information, there are mistakes in the 2 books I am working from. I am also trying to verify through the census sheets available online.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1846. 38

• Alt. Death: 1924. 38 Northampton CO, PA

Children from this marriage were:

   211 F    i. Ella Sabina Messinger 38 was born about 1870.38

Ella married Eugene Fehr.38 Eugene was born about 1800.38

   212 F    ii. Cora Sawilla Messinger 38 was born about 1872.38

Cora married Robert E. Ritter.38 Robert was born about 1800.38

140. Amanda L. Messinger 38 was born in 186838 and died on 22 Jul 193838 at age 70.

Amanda married Milton E. Sandt.38 Milton was born about 1865.38

The child from this marriage was:

   213 M    i. Paul E. Sandt 38 was born about 1890.38

141. David Henry Dodd 40 was born on 15 May 1856 in Davenport, Wayne, Iowa40 and died on 22 May 1926 in Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas40 at age 70.

David married Hattie Larue McDowell 40 on 4 Nov 1889 in Yellville, Marion, Arkansas.40 Hattie was born on 7 Dec 1865 in Kenia, , Illinois40 and died on 31 Jan 1892 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas40 at age 26.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 214 F    i. Alma Mcdowell Dodd 40 was born on 26 Aug 1890 in Yellville, Marion, Arkansas40 and died on 9 Apr 1941 in Yellville, Marion, Arkansas40 at age 50.

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148. Rosetta Strouse 46 was born on 8 Oct 1901 in Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania,64 died on 21 May 1997 in Lawrence, Mercer, New Jersey64 at age 95, and was buried after 21 May 1997 in Colonial Memorial Park, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey.64 Another name for Rosetta was Rose Strouse.142

Rosetta married Raymond Hillpot.31 Raymond was born on 12 Feb 1902 in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,64 died on 2 Feb 1994 in Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey64 at age 91, and was buried after 2 Feb 1994 in Colonial Memorial Park, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey.64

The child from this marriage was:

+ 215 M    i. Raymond Hillpot 31 was born about 1930.260

149. Elmer O. Strouse 95,142 was born on 29 Oct 1902,46,47,82 died on 31 Jan 199046,47,82 at age 87, and was buried in Lot Owner With Rachel Strouse, Mechanicsville Cemetery, Lot G 88.2 Other names for Elmer were Elmer Strouse,46 and142 Elmer C. Strouse.163

General Notes:

[Source: Unknown]

Lot owner with Rachel Strouse, Mechanicsville Cemetery, Lot G 88

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 261 Masonry Contractor, Curly Hill Road, Danboro (Plumsteadville), Pennsylvania

Elmer married Rachael M. Shaddinger,95,163 daughter of Samuel L. Shaddinger 95,163 and Mary Anna Melchior,95,163 on 20 Jan 1926. Rachael was born on 6 Jan 1903,95,163 died on 31 Mar 1992184,253 at age 89, and was buried in probably at Mechanicsville Cemetery (Lot Owner with Elmer Strouse), Lot G 88.2 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


Children from this marriage were:

   216 M    i. E. Donald Strouse 95 was born on 19 Aug 1932.95

   217 F    ii. Verna Mary Strouse 95 was born on 28 Jul 1936.95

150. Charles Edward Strouse 31,46,47,82 was born on 8 Oct 1905 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania46,47,82 and died on 30 Jun 1986 in Furlong, Bucks, Pennsylvania46,47,82 at age 80.

Charles married Anna Louisa "Lulu" Haas,31,46,47,82 daughter of American Indian 31,47,82 and Anna Elizabeth Haas,31,46,47 on 13 Jul 1925.47.,82 Anna was born on 2 Mar 1904 in Furlong, Bucks, Pennsylvania,46,47,82 died on 5 May 1949 in Furlong, Bucks, Pennsylvania46,47,82 at age 45, and was buried in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.2

General Notes: [Source: 10413.GED]

Daughter of Anna Elizabeth HAAS-b. 7-21-1896, and an unknown Native American man. The closest we have come to his identity is that he was a student of the Carlisle Indian School.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 218 M    i. Edward Lester Strouse 31,46,47.,82

   219 M    ii. Charles Strouse 31,46.,47.,82

Charles married Marian (English) 31.,46.,47.,82 Marian was born in 193046,47,82 and died on 13 Feb 198446,47,82 at age 54.

156. Charles Horace Close 31,126,127,130 was born on 10 Mar 1878127 and died on 3 Feb 1912182 at age 33.

Charles married Anna Montross 31,182 on 21 Sep 1901.182 Anna died on 20 Aug 1902.182

The child from this marriage was:

   220 U    i. Unknown Close 31,182 was born on 12 Aug 1902.182

Charles next married Stella Bingman 31,182 on 21 Oct 1903 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio.182

Children from this marriage were:

   221 F    i. Arrah Sarah Close 31,182 was born on 28 Apr 1904.182

   222 M    ii. Marshall Emanuel Daniel Close 31,182 was born on 12 Jan 1906182 and died on 5 Mar 1936182 at age 30.

157. Harry Emanuel Close 31,126,127,130 was born on 10 Feb 1880 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio182 and died on 27 Jan 1927 in Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada182 at age 46.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 27 Feb 1881. Lemert, Ohio

Harry married Sue May Markley 31,182 on 16 Jun 1909.182 Sue was born on 28 Oct 1887 in Nevada, Wyandot, Ohio182 and died in 1981 in Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada182 at age 94.

Children from this marriage were:

   223 M    i. Arthur Harry Close 31,182 was born on 28 Aug 1910 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio182 and died on 16 Nov 1997 in Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada182 at age 87.

Arthur married Unknown Hardy 31 on 15 Oct 1938 in Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada.

   224 F    ii. Edith Clos 31,182 was born on 29 May 1914.182

   225 F    iii. Francis Clos 31,182 was born on 19 May 1919.182

   226 M    iv. Charles Eugene Clos 31,182 was born on 28 Jan 1925.182

161. Bernice Catherine Lambert 31,126,127 was born on 5 Mar 1891126,127 and died on 3 Oct 1985 in , , Ohio183,184 at age 94.

Bernice married Boyd Homer Blackburn,31,126,127 son of Charles Wesley Blackburn 31 and Hannah Pierson,31 on 24 Nov 1915 in Todd, , Crawford, Ohio. Boyd was born on 8 Jul 1887 in Bristol, Morgan, Ohio and died on 25 Apr 1958 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio at age 70.

Children from this marriage were:

   227 M    i. Wayne Blackburn 31,126,127 was born in 1916 in , Morgan, Ohio126 and died in 1924 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio126 at age 8.

General Notes: [jaymac-1-10454.FTW]

This individual was found on GenCircles at:http://www.gencircles.com/users/jaymac/1/data/10520

+ 228 F    ii. Helen Leone Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 17 Feb 1918.126,127

+ 229 F    iii. Hannah Florence Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 20 Sep 1920 in Todd, , Crawford, Ohio126 and died on 4 Apr 1991 in Rio Rancho, Sandoval, New Mexico at age 70.

+ 230 M    iv. John Keith Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 12 May 1922.126,127

   231 F    v. Frances Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 20 May 1923 in Todd, , Crawford, Ohio and died on 28 Jan 1924 in Lemert, Crawford, Ohio.

General Notes: [jaymac-1-10454.FTW]

This individual was found on GenCircles at:http://www.gencircles.com/users/jaymac/1/data/10524

   232 F    vi. Alice Elizabeth Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 20 Jul 1924.126,127

Alice married Richard Wayne Magers 31,126,127 on 8 Jun 1947.126.,127

   233 F    vii. Ruth Eleanor Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 13 Mar 1926.126,127

Ruth married Wilson E. Arthur 31,126,127 on 28 Jul 1948.126.,127

   234 M    viii. Donald Boyd Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 24 Jan 1932.126,127

Donald married Marilyn Phelps 31,126,127 on 1 Jul 1956.126.,127

171. Boyd S. Keller 31,126,127,130 was born on 30 Dec 1886.130

Boyd married Viola Moore.31.,126.,127

Children from this marriage were:

   235 M    i. Weldon Keller 31.,126.,127

   236 F    ii. Grace Keller 31.,126.,127

175. Milton Melchior 163,190,191 was born on 8 Apr 1862,163,191 was baptized on 13 Jul 1862,163 died on 28 Dec 194564 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.64 Another name for Milton was Milton Melchor.64

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. 262 Williams Township (Western District), Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Milton married Ida Susanna Hartzell,64 daughter of Jacob Hartzell and Sophia E. Brotzman, on 17 Dec 1884.191 Ida was born on 24 Sep 1864,163 died on 10 Feb 1930 in Raubsville, , Pennsylvania95 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.64 Other names for Ida were Ida Hartzell,263 Ida S. Hartzell, and163 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:

+ 237 M    i. John Hartzell Melchior 163,191 was born on 25 Aug 1892 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,264 died on 24 Mar 1962163 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.64

+ 238 F    ii. Mary Emma Melchior 95,163 was born on 9 Jan 1904,95,163 died on 29 Mar 197264 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.64

176. John Melchior 163,191 was born on 25 Aug 1863,163,191 died in Dec 1948163 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.64 Another name for John was John Melchor.265

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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>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. 266

John married Mary Ida Faust,163,266 daughter of Levi Faust 267 and \\, on 4 Nov 1890.163.,266 Mary was born on 26 Apr 1870,64 died on 10 Jul 1930163,266,268 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.64 Another name for Mary was Ida Faust.265

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Officiant: St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 265 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. 163

Children from this marriage were:

+ 239 F    i. Della May Melchor 163,266 was born in 1891163,266 and died on 4 Apr 1947 at age 56.

+ 240 F    ii. Hannah Rachael Melchior 163,266 was born on 11 Nov 1893266 and died on 5 Jan 1950163 at age 56.

+ 241 M    iii. William Levi Melchior 163,266 was born on 3 Oct 1899.163,266

+ 242 F    iv. Mabel Ida Melchior 163,266 was born on 19 Jan 1902, was baptized on 29 Jul 1902 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 22 Aug 192464 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.64


   243 F    v. \\ Melchior 269 was born on 18 Feb 1909 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,269 died on 18 Feb 1909 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,269 and was buried on 20 Feb 1909 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.269 The cause of her death was stillborn.269

+ 244 M    vi. John Milton Melchior Sr. 163,266 was born on 19 Jan 1912,163,266 was baptized on 4 Apr 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 9 Jan 1978163 at age 65.


178. Tobias Kiser 95,163 was born on 16 Sep 1859 in Pennsylvania, died on 6 Jun 1901 in Pennsylvania64 at age 41, and was buried after 6 Jun 1901 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Tobias was Tobias Keiser.270

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. 192

Tobias married Mary A. Simon,163 daughter of \\ Simon and \\, on 24 Sep 1881 in Sellersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Mary was born on 21 Oct 1862,95 died on 24 Nov 1939163 at age 77, and was buried about 25 Nov 1939 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Mary was Mary Simon.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage Fact: 95 Married by Rev. James Becker

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Nov 1862, Pennsylvania. 270

Children from this marriage were:

+ 245 M    i. William H. Kiser 163 was born on 20 May 1884184,271 and died in Sep 1966184,271 at age 82.

+ 246 F    ii. Katie Kiser 163 was born on 1 Jun 1888 in East Rockhill Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,272 died on 21 Jun 1940 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania272 at age 52, and was buried on 26 Jun 1940 in Springfield Church Cemetery, Springfield, , Bucks, Pennsylvania.272


179. Sarah Jane Kiser 95,163 was born on 15 Dec 1860 in Pennsylvania,195 died on 4 Sep 1933 in Douglas Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania195,196 at age 72, and was buried on 9 Sep 1933 in Union Cemetery, Sassamansville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64 The cause of her death was sarcoma of (left) breast.195


Sarah married William H. Tagert,195 son of James Tagert 273 and Anna Heistand,273 on 16 Feb 1884.196 William was born on 11 Oct 1861 in Pennsylvania,273 died on 1 Nov 1936 in New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylvania273 at age 75, and was buried on 5 Nov 1936 in Union Cemetery, Sassamansville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64 The cause of his death was cerebral hemorrhage.273 Another name for William was William Taggert.163

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 273 Surveyor

Children from this marriage were:

   247 M    i. John Taggert .163

   248 M    ii. Raymond Taggert .163

+ 249 M    iii. James Elias Taggert 163,196 was born on 28 May 1885,163,196 died on 4 May 1958163 at age 72, and was buried after 4 May 1958 in New Goshenhoppen UCC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

+ 250 M    iv. William Harvey Taggert 163,196 was born on 18 May 1886163,196 and died on 29 Apr 1961163 at age 74.

+ 251 F    v. Jennie M. Taggert 163,196 was born on 13 Oct 1888,196 died in 197264 at age 84, and was buried in 1972 in CC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64

   252 M    vi. Charles H. Tagert 64 was born on 7 Oct 1891,163,196 died on 21 Jan 1962163 at age 70, and was buried after 21 Jan 1962 in Saint Lukes Lutheran Church Cemetery, Obelisk, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for Charles were Charles Taggert, Charles M. Taggert 163. and196

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 163 on 11 Apr 1914. Mabel was born in 1899,64 died on 17 Jul 1959163 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.64

+ 253 F    vii. Annie Taggert 163,196 was born on 23 Aug 1893,163,196 died on 6 Dec 195164 at age 58, and was buried after 6 Dec 1951 in Christ Union Cemetery, Niantic, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64

+ 254 F    viii. Sarah Elsie Taggert 163,196 was born on 10 Apr 1897,163,196 died on 12 Jul 1971163 at age 74, and was buried after 12 Jul 1971 in New Hanover Lutheran Cemetery, New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylania.64

+ 255 F    ix. Edna Taggert 31,163,196 was born on 5 Apr 1904163 and died after 25 Aug 1921.


180. Annie Kiser 163 was born on 15 Mar 1863 in Pennsylvania,197 died on 26 Jun 1926 in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania197 at age 63, and was buried on 30 Jun 1926 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.197 The cause of her death was diabetes/dropsy.197 Other names for Annie were Annie S. Keiser and64 Annia Kiser.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 16 Mar 1863. 163

• Alt. Death: 26 Jun 1925. 163

Annie married Henry E. Hallman 64 on 5 Jul 1881.163 Henry was born on 14 Feb 1860,163 died on 9 Apr 1922163 at age 62, and was buried after 9 Apr 1922 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for Henry were Henry Hallman and163 Henry Halma.

Noted events in his life were:

• Fact 1: 95 Henry Halma name from Melchior Genealogy

The child from this marriage was:

+ 256 M    i. Oliver W. Hallman 64 was born in 1890,64 died in 194164 at age 51, and was buried in 1941 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64


181. Harvey J. Keiser 198 was born on 14 Dec 1865 in Nockamixon Township Schools, Bucks, Pennsylvania,198 died on 2 Jun 1944 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania198 at age 78, and was buried on 6 Jun 1944 in Blue Church (Woodland Cemetery), Lehigh, Pennsylvania.198 The cause of his death was cerebral hemorrhage.198 Other names for Harvey were Harvey Keiser,274 Harvey Kiser 7. and163

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Dec 1864, Pennsylvania. 274

• Alt. Birth: 14 Dec 1865. 163

• Alt. Death: 2 Jun 1944. 163

Harvey married Mary S. Barndt.198 Mary was born on 30 Dec 1862,163 died on 20 Dec 192895,163 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,7 and163 Mary Barns.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 257 F    i. Sallie Kiser 163 was born on 7 Nov 1886,163 died on 21 Jan 1960163 at age 73, and was buried after 21 Jan 1960 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64

   258 F    ii. Mabel Kiser 163 was born on 15 Apr 1892.163 Another name for Mabel is Mabel Keiser.274

Mabel married Byron Weidner.163 Byron died on 2 Dec 1952.163

   259 F    iii. Ida Kiser 163 was born on 15 Oct 1893,163 died on 26 Jul 1957163 at age 63, and was buried after 26 Jul 1957 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Ida was Ida Keiser.274

Ida married Elmer Cressman Koch.64 Elmer was born on 11 Jun 1889,64 died on 4 Jul 1951163 at age 62, and was buried after 4 Jul 1951 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Elmer was Elmer Koch.163

+ 260 F    iv. Viola Kiser 163 was born on 24 Sep 1895,163 died on 14 Feb 1971163 at age 75, and was buried after 14 Feb 1971 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64


183. Matilda Melchor Keiser 64 was born on 3 May 1867 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,163,200 died on 3 May 1940 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania163,200 at age 73, and was buried on 7 May 1940 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 The cause of her death was stomach cancer/secondary anemia.200 Other names for Matilda were Matilda Keiser,199 Tillie Kiser, Tillie Or Matilda Kiser, and163 Matilda M. Stoudt.275

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Burial: 7 May 1940, St. Paul's Blue Church, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 200

Matilda married Harrison H. Stoudt,64 son of Charles H. Stoudt 276 and Eliza \\,276 on 14 May 1885.163 Harrison was born on 16 May 1863,163 died on 1 Jul 1936163 at age 73, and was buried after 1 Jul 1936 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for Harrison were Harrison Stoudt,163,276 Harry H. Stoudt,200 Harvey Stoudt, and Harrison Stout.277

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 1 Jun 1900, Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 278 Wheelwright

• Occupation: 7 May 1910, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 279 Wheelwright

• Occupation: 14 Apr 1930, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 275 Patternmaker at a foundry

Children from this marriage were:

+ 261 M    i. Charles Kiser Stoudt 163,280 was born on 23 Oct 1886,163 died on 5 Jun 1923163 at age 36, and was buried after 5 Jun 1923 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64

   262 M    ii. Howard W. Stroudt was born on 21 Apr 1895 in Pennsylvania.281 Another name for Howard was Howard Stoudt 163,279.,280

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 163 before 5 Jun 1917.281

   263 F    iii. Florence H. Stoudt 64 was born on 23 Dec 1898 in Pennsylvania,64 died on 9 May 190364 at age 4, and was buried after 9 May 1903 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Florence was Florence Stoudt 163.,280

   264 F    iv. Lillie Stoudt 163,279 was born about 1905 in Pennsylvania279 and died after 14 Apr 1930.275 Another name for Lillie was Tillie Stoudt.

Lillie married William A. Landis 275 about 1923.275 William was born about 1902 in Pennsylvania275 and died after 14 Apr 1930.275 Other names for William were Landis and William Landes.163

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 14 Apr 1930, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 275 William Landis and wife, Lillie, were living with her parents.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: 14 Apr 1930, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 275 Foreman at a foundry

184. Oliver M. Kiser 163,196 was born on 2 Nov 1869163 and died on 23 Oct 1950163 at age 80. Other names for Oliver were Oliver Kiser and Oliver Keiser Or Weiser.199

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: Abt 1869. 199

Oliver married Emma Rosenberger.163 Emma was born on 4 Nov 1863163 and died on 16 Mar 1954163 at age 90.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 265 M    i. Elmer R. Kiser 31,163 was born on 7 Apr 1893163,184,271,282 and died in Aug 1975184 at age 82.

+ 266 M    ii. Austin R. Kiser 31,163 was born on 22 Feb 1897163,184,271 and died on 22 Dec 1993184,271 at age 96.

+ 267 F    iii. Pearl R. Keiser 31,163 was born on 13 Jan 1900163,184,271 and died in Mar 1977184,271 at age 77.

   268 F    iv. Verna May Kiser 31,163 was born on 25 Mar 1903.163 Another name for Verna was Verna Mae Keiser.

Verna married Harry B. Nase.163

   269 M    v. Oliver Clark Kiser 163 was born on 25 Sep 1906163 and died on 16 Jan 1932163 at age 25. Another name for Oliver was Oliver Clark Keiser.

185. Clymena Kiser 163 was born on 22 Dec 1872,163,201 was baptized on 25 Feb 1874 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,201 and died on 28 Jan 1938163 at age 65. Other names for Clymena were Minnie Kerver and283 Minnie Kiser.163

Noted events in her life were:

• Comment: 95 Not sure of death date (appears to be 21 (28?) Jan 1938

• Alt. Birth: Dec 1873, Pennsylvania. 284

• Alt. Death: 21 Jan 1938. 95

Clymena married Eli Kerver 163 on 28 Jan 1893.163 Eli was born in Oct 1866 in Pennsylvania284 and died after 28 Jan 1920.283

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 1899. 284

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 18 Oct 1866. 163

• Occupation: 13 Jun 1900, Milford Township (Trumbauersville District), Bucks, Pennsylvania. 284 Farmer

• Occupation: 28 Jan 1920, Lower Milford Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 283 Farmer

The child from this marriage was:

+ 270 F    i. Minnie Or Mamie Kerver 163 was born on 27 Jul 1900.163


186. Emma Kiser 163,202 was born on 15 Sep 1875,163,202 was baptized on 26 Dec 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,202 died on 16 Sep 1944 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania203 at age 69, and was buried on 20 Sep 1944 in Memorial Park, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. The cause of her death was carcinoma.203 Another name for Emma was Emma Kaiser Bader.203

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: 16 Sep 1944. 95,163

Emma married Robert F. Bader 163 on 30 Apr 1894.163 Robert was born on 12 Oct 1873163 and died on 26 Dec 1945163 at age 72.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 5 Jun 1900, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 274 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. 274 Coach painter

• Occupation: 12 Sep 1918, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 285 Self-employed milkman

Children from this marriage were:

   271 M    i. Earl William Bader 163 was born on 22 Sep 1895163 and died on 10 Apr 1963163 at age 67. Another name for Earl was Earl W. Bader.274

Earl married Eva Kichline 163 on 6 Sep 1918.

+ 272 M    ii. Paul S. Bader 274 was born on 4 Aug 1897163 and died before 16 Jul 1989.286

+ 273 F    iii. Margaret Matilda Bader 64 was born on 29 Jun 1899 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,64 died on 25 Dec 1986 in Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania64 at age 87, and was buried after 25 Dec 1986 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.64


188. Oliver S. Melchior 163 was born on 5 Aug 1865 in Pennsylvania,207 died on 12 May 1933 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania207 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).207 Other names for Oliver were Oliver S. Melcher and207 Oliver Melchor.156

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 163 on 21 May 1891.163 Amy died in Aug 1940.163

Children from this marriage were:

+ 274 M    i. Frederick O. Melchior 163 was born on 11 Jun 1892.163

   275 M    ii. Robert A. Melchior 163 was born on 3 Dec 1894.163

Robert married Naomah E. Dieths 163 on 27 Jun 1923.

   276 M    iii. Oliver S. Melchior 163 was born on 10 May 1897163 and died on 9 Aug 1901163 at age 4.

   277 M    iv. Edwin H. Melchior 163 was born on 9 May 1903.163

Edwin married Louise Diehl 163 in May 1940.163 Louise died on 20 Mar 1943.163

Edwin next married Dorothy Schupp 163 on 14 Jan 1946 in Possibly Married June 14, 1946.163

190. Lucy Etta Trauger 95,163 was born in Nov 1873 in , , Pennsylvania,95,167 died on 27 May 1956163 at age 82, and was buried in Row 7, St. Luke's Union Cemetery (New), Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.2 Another name for Lucy was Lucy A. Trauger.167

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. 163

• Alt. Death: 1956. 287

Lucy married Ezra W. Wolfinger,95,287 son of Josiah Wolfinger 150 and Sarah \\,150 on 17 Nov 1894.95.,163 Ezra was born in Jul 1871 in , , Pennsylvania,2,167 died in 19512 at age 80, and was buried in Row 7, St. Luke's Union Cemetery (New), Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.2 Another name for Ezra was Ezra Wolfinger 163.,287

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. 2,163

• Lived in: 20 Dec 1932, Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 288

• Alt. Death: After 12 Apr 1951. 289 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:

+ 278 F    i. Anna Mae Wolfinger 95,163 was born on 19 Jul 189895,163,183 and died in Sep 1981 in Revere, Bucks, Pennsylvania183 at age 83.

+ 279 M    ii. Walter Henry Wolfinger 95,163 was born on 8 May 1905,95,163 died in Apr 1975184,253 at age 69, and was buried on Stone With Helen M. Wolfinger, Row 12, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp..2


191. Henry Reading Trauger 163,213 was born on 14 Jul 1886 in Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,214 was baptized on 31 Aug 1886 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,213 died on 23 Oct 1918 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania214 at age 32, and was buried on 26 Oct 1918 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.214 The cause of his death was influenza (10 days).214 Another name for Henry was Henry Trauger.167

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. 163,213

Henry married Elizabeth Weirbach 163 on 10 Dec 1908.163 Elizabeth was born on 23 Dec 1888163 and died on 20 Feb 1980163 at age 91. Another name for Elizabeth was Elizabeth Wierebach.

Children from this marriage were:

   280 M    i. William Clarence Trauger 163 was born on 11 May 1909163 and died on 4 Jun 1909.163

+ 281 F    ii. Dorothy Mae Trauger 163,290 was born on 5 Nov 1912,163,290 was baptized on 21 Jan 1913 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,290 and died on 3 Feb 1988 in Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania291 at age 75.

   282 M    iii. Henry Clyde Trauger 163 was born on 8 Jul 1917,292 was baptized on 7 Oct 1917 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,292 and died in Mar 1978 in , , Pennsylvania163 at age 60.

Henry married Grace Frey.163

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Comment 1: 163 No children

   283 F    iv. Mabel Trauger 291 died after 3 Feb 1988.291

Mabel married \\ Dilley 291 before 5 Feb 1988.291

   284 F    v. Elinor Trauger 291 died after 3 Feb 1988.291

Elinor married \\ Lyle 291 before 5 Feb 1988.291

   285 F    vi. Ruth Trauger 291 died after 3 Feb 1988.291

Ruth married \\ Boylan 291 before 5 Feb 1988.291

192. Dr. David Montfort Melchior 163 was born on 12 Dec 1881 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,163 was baptized on 12 Mar 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,224 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 and224 Montfort Melchoir.293

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. 294

• Graduated: 18 Jun 1902, Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 295 Baccalaureate

• Graduated: 1903, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. 296

• Occupation: 30 May 1903, Saltville, Pulaski, Virginia. 297 Montfort Melchoir, who has just completed a term of teaching at Saltville, Virginia, is spending several days in town.

• Occupation: 1909, Pennsylvania. 298 Elected vice principal, Perkomen Seminary

• Occupation: 12 Sep 1918, Girard College, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 299 Teacher

• Occupation: Bef 21 Feb 1948, Girard College, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 296 Head of the social studies department

• Occupation: 21 Feb 1948, Girard College, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania. 296 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. 224 Baptized by his father, Rev. O.H. Melcher (Melchior)

David married Elizabeth Astra Wagg,86,163 daughter of Wiley Wagg and Mary Vertegans, on 7 Jul 1904.163 Elizabeth was born in 1877 in , , Virginia,86 died on 3 Mar 1961 in Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio300 at age 84, and was buried on 7 Mar 1961 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.301 Other names for Elizabeth were Bettie Wagg and Eliza Wagg.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 6 Oct 1877. 163

• Alt. Death: 3 Mar 1961, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. 301

Children from this marriage were:

+ 286 M    i. Montfort Vertegans Melchior 163 was born on 26 May 1905,163 was baptized on 20 Aug 1905 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 13 Oct 1943163 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.

+ 287 M    ii. Oliver Wiley Melchior 163 was born on 11 Aug 1906,163 was baptized on 20 Dec 1906 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 30 Jan 1985163,302 at age 78.

+ 288 F    iii. Virginia Thompson Melchior 163 was born on 29 Jun 1910163 and died about 16 May 2010303 about age 99.


193. William Tobias Melchior 163 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,225 died on 13 Mar 1967 in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina184 at age 82, and was buried in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina (Tombstone In Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania) Next To First Wife, Carrrie.226,227 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. 304 Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 23 Jan 1920, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. 305

• Occupation: 23 Jan 1920, Pennsylvania. 305 Principal

• Occupation: 2 Apr 1930, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. 306 Teacher of pedagogy, University

• Baptised: 13 Jul 1884, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 225 Baptised by his father, Rev. O.H. Melchor

William married Carrie Agnes Boyer,163,307 daughter of Benjamin F. Boyer 308 and Anna Caroline Trumbower,309 on 13 Jun 1906.163 Carrie was born on 3 Nov 1877 in Hellertown, Lower Saucon, Northampton, Pennsylvania,163,307 died on 28 Sep 193595,163 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. 306

• Lived in: 2 Feb 1941, 140 Westminster Avenue, Syracuse, , New York. 310

Burial Notes: McKee: Buried in


Children from this marriage were:

+ 289 F    i. Mary Annette Melchior 163 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, Texas134,311 at age 90, and was buried about 24 Feb 1998 in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.312

   290 F    ii. Carolyn Thompson Melchior 163 was born on 3 Feb 1910 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,313 died on 10 Feb 1911 in Richlandtown Burough, Bucks, Pennsylvania313 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.313 The cause of her death was bronchopneumonia (6 days)/malnutrition (3 months).313

+ 291 M    iii. William Benjamin Melchior 163 was born on 11 Oct 1912,163 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)314 at age 88.

+ 292 F    iv. Elizabeth Montfort Melchior 163,310 was born on 24 Jun 1916,163 was baptized on 27 Aug 1916 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died in Jul 2002 in Charlotte, North Carolina315 at age 86.


   293 M    v. Robert Melchior 163 was born on 11 Nov 1918 in Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery, Pennsylvania,316 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.316 The cause of his death was premature birth (baby lived only 4 hours).316

William next married Juanita Macdougall, daughter of Albert G. McDougald and Doris Parry, on 18 Sep 1937 in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina.317 Juanita was born on 15 Nov 1896,184,253 died in Jun 1987184,253 at age 90, and was buried in Clarkton, Bladen, North Carolina.227 Other names for Juanita were Juanita McDougal,163 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. 163,318

[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: 163 from Clarkton, North Carolina

194. Charles Cassat Melcher 228 was born on 14 Aug 1885,163,228 was baptized on 17 Oct 1885 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,228 and died on 6 Oct 1951 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania229 at age 66. Other names for Charles were Charles Cassat Melchior and163 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: 319 Miriam Rau: Charles had "no definite occupation; floundered?"

• Religion: Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 229

• Alt. Birth: 14 Aug 1887, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 229

• Occupation: 19 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 180 Salesman, Grocery Store

• Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 223 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. 223 Farmer (gourd?)

Charles married Mary Mae Leidich,163 daughter of Milton Jerome Leidich 320 and Anna L. Lambert,31,321 on 25 Sep 1907.95.,163 Mary was born on 17 May 1886 in Williams, , Northampton, Pennsylvania322 and died on 16 Nov 1950 in Quakertown Memorial Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania at age 64. The cause of her death was cancer.319

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. 163

Children from this marriage were:

+ 294 F    i. Margaret Leidich Melchior 163 was born on 17 Oct 1908 in South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,163 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.

+ 295 F    ii. Anna Mary Melchior was born on 11 Nov 1910 in South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,163 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.64

+ 296 F    iii. Helen Irene Melchior 163 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 2006323 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.

+ 297 M    iv. Milton Oliver "Tony" Melchior 163 was born on 16 Jul 1916 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,163 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, Pennsylvania324 at age 82.


195. Mary Susanna Melchior 163 was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,184,230 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.7

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. 325 Mary Melchior gave her occupation as teacher at a public school.

• Educated: 1914. 326 Graduated from Neff College - received white voile tiered dress

• Member: 8 Nov 1958, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 327 Member and secretary of the Minsi Trail Flower Club of Springtown, Pennsylvania

• Member: 15 Dec 1970. 328 Charter member, Minsi Trail Flower Club

Mary married Floyd William Rau,163,329,330 son of William Adam Rau 329,330,331 and Antilla M. Scholl,332 on 20 Oct 1917 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Floyd was born on 20 Jul 1887 in Fountain Hill, Northampton, Pennsylvania,329,330 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. 333

• Lived in: 1910. 263,304 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

• Lived in: 10 Apr 1930. 223 Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (with wife, Mary and children Agnes, David, and Mary Katharyn)

• Occupation: 18 Apr 1910, Pennsylvania. 180 Accountant, Railroad Office

• Occupation: 10 Apr 1930. 223 Clerk, Railroad Office

• Occupation: 27 Apr 1942, Bethlehem-Brighton, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 334 Lehigh New England Railroad

• Fact 1: 27 Apr 1942. 334 Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 245
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Complexion: Light brown

Children from this marriage were:

+ 298 F    i. Mary Katharyn Rau 7 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.7


   299 F    ii. Marian Marguerite Rau 31 was born on 24 Mar 1921 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,335 was baptized on 24 Mar 1921, died on 24 Mar 1921 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,335 and was buried on 25 Mar 1921 in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.335 The cause of her death was stillborn.335 Another name for Marian was Marian Margarete Rau.163

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

196. Carrie May Melchior 95,163 was born on 2 Mar 1875,95,163,237 was baptized on 18 Apr 1875 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,202 died on 9 Mar 1958163 at age 83, and was buried after 9 Mar 1958 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for Carrie were Carrie May Melcher and202 Carrie Mary Melchior.


Carrie married Newberry Leatherman Myers,64 son of Oliver Myers 336 and Catharine Bishop Leatherman,64 on 19 Dec 1894.95.,163 Newberry was born on 29 Mar 1872,337 died on 6 Aug 196364 at age 91, and was buried after 6 Aug 1963 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for Newberry were Newberry Myers, Newberry L. Myers 95,163. and338

Noted events in his life were:

• Lived in: 30 Dec 1932, Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 288

• Alt. Birth: 29 Mar 1882. 95

• Alt. Birth: 2 Mar 1872. 336

• Alt. Death: 6 Aug 1965. 163

Children from this marriage were:

+ 300 F    i. Nellie M. Myers 95,163 was born on 30 Sep 1895,95,163,184,339 died on 7 Oct 1975 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania64 at age 80, and was buried after 7 Oct 1975 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

+ 301 M    ii. Oliver Arthur Myers 29,95,163 was born on 24 Oct 1898,29,95,163 died on 26 Jul 1988 in Age 89 Years163 at age 89, and was buried after 26 Jul 1988 in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.29

+ 302 F    iii. Clara Elizabeth Myers 95,163 was born on 4 Feb 190295,163 and died in Jan 1989 in , , Pennsylvania at age 86.

+ 303 M    iv. Hobart Myers 95 was born on 28 Mar 190495,163,184 and died in Nov 1981 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania184 at age 77.

+ 304 F    v. Elva May Myers 31,95,163 was born on 23 Jun 190895,163 and died on 11 Oct 1986163 at age 78.


197. James Artmus Melchior 95,163 was born on 6 Jun 1878,95,231 was baptized on 12 Apr 1879 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,231 died on 20 Jan 197264 at age 93, and was buried after 20 Jan 1972 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for James were James A. Melcher,340 James Aftor Melcher,231 James A. Melchior, and James H. Melchor.341

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 6 Jun 1876. 163

• Lived in: 30 Dec 1932, Gardenville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 288 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. 288

• Alt. Death: After 26 Nov 1952. 340

James married Mary Leatherman,95,163 daughter of Charles Leatherman 64 and Catharine Brown,64 on 24 Nov 1902.95.,163 Mary was born on 7 Apr 1873,341 died on 12 Aug 1954 in Doylestown Emergency Hospital, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania342 at age 81, and was buried in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.342 The cause of her death was Carcinoma. Other names for Mary were Mary Emma Leatherman and64 Mary E. Letherman.341

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. 163

Children from this marriage were:

+ 305 M    i. Lester Melcher 342 was born on 8 Apr 1905,95 died on 9 Jul 1965163 at age 60, and was buried after 9 Jul 1965 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

   306 M    ii. Paul Melchior 95,163 was born on 29 Apr 191095,163 and died on 16 Apr 1968163 at age 57. Another name for Paul was Paul Melcher.342

Paul married Bertha Herstine 31,95,163 on 5 Sep 1934.95

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Comment 1: 163 Paul and Bertha Melchior did not have any children

198. Mabel Estella Melchior 95,163 was born on 10 Sep 1879,95,163 was baptized on 2 Dec 1879 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,224 and died on 13 Dec 1975 in Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania238 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. 224 Baptized by her uncle, Rev. O.H. Melcher

Mabel married William Kreibel 31,95,163 on 24 Nov 1900.95.,163 William died on 24 Oct 1963.163 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:

+ 307 F    i. Elizabeth May Kreibel 95,163 was born on 29 Jul 190295,163 and died before 13 Dec 1975.

+ 308 M    ii. Clarence M. Kreibel 95,163 was born on 8 Apr 190595 and died in Aug 1985 at age 80.

+ 309 F    iii. Myrtle M. Kreibel 95,163 was born on 5 Nov 1907,95,163 died on 21 Mar 1955163 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.64

199. Oliver Arthur Melchior 95,163,224 was born on 19 Aug 1881,95,163 was baptized on 8 Oct 1881 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,224 and died on 8 Apr 1948163 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. 344

• Lived in: 1910. 263 Bucks County, Pennsylvania

• Baptism: 8 Oct 1881, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 224 Baptized by his uncle, Rev. O.H. Melchor

• Alt. Birth: Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 344

Oliver married Mary Emma Bean 31,95,163 on 15 Sep 1906.95 Mary was born about 1881263 and died on 11 Mar 1976163 about age 95. Other names for Mary were Emma Bean and344 Mary E. Melchor.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 10 Sep 1906. 163

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 29 Aug 1885. 163

• Alt. Birth: Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 344

Children from this marriage were:

   310 M    i. Amandus Arthur Melchior 95,163 was born on 14 May 1908 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,344 was baptized on 21 Jun 1908 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,158 died on 18 Aug 1908 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,344 and was buried on 22 Aug 1908 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.344 The cause of his death was marasmus (severe malnutrition).344 Another name for Amandus was Amandus A. Melchor.345

+ 311 M    ii. Herbert Clarence Melchior 95,163,346 was born on 9 Aug 1910,95,346 was baptized on 25 Sep 1910 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,346 died on 8 Feb 1987163 at age 76, and was buried in Nockamixon Union Cemetery (also known as Union Cemetery of Nockamixon or Ferndale Cemetery), Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

201. Mary Anna Melchior 95,163 was born on 1 Mar 1878 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,95,231 was baptized on 24 Nov 1878 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,231 died on 16 Apr 1957 in Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, , , Pennsylvania250 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.64 Other names for Mary were Mary Anna Melcher and242 Mary Anne Melcher.231

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. 163

Mary married Samuel L. Shaddinger,95,163 son of Elias Shaddinger 64 and Rachel \\,64 on 25 May 1899.95.,163 Samuel was born on 1 Sep 1875,95 died on 16 Dec 195364 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.64 Other names for Samuel were Samuel Shaddinger and163 Samuel Lapp Shaddinger.64

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:

+ 312 F    i. Esther E. Shaddinger 95,163 was born on 7 Jun 1900,95,163 died on 3 May 1989184,253 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.2

+ 313 F    ii. Rachael M. Shaddinger 95,163 was born on 6 Jan 1903,95,163 died on 31 Mar 1992184,253 at age 89, and was buried in probably at Mechanicsville Cemetery (Lot Owner with Elmer Strouse), Lot G 88.2

   314 M    iii. E. Norman Shaddinger 163 was born on 27 Jul 1905,163,184,253 died on 6 Aug 198064 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.64 Another name for E. was Norman Shaddinger.

E. married Cora Belle Litzenberger,64 daughter of William Litzenberger 64 and Cora Bell Kiser,64 on 26 Jun 1935.95 Cora was born on 6 Jan 1912 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania,64 died on 16 Jan 1996 in Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania64 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.64 Another name for Cora was Cora B. Litzenberger 95.,163

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

+ 315 F    iv. Martha E. Shaddinger 95,163 was born on 10 Nov 1907,95,163,184 died on 22 May 1998 in Easton, Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania184 at age 90, and was buried in Durham Cemetery (also known as Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery), 821 Durham Road, Durham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

   316 M    v. E. Richard Shaddinger 95,163 was born on 2 Jun 1917,95,163 died on 21 Aug 199664 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.64


202. Charlotte May Melcher 249 was born on 22 Nov 1882 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,249 was baptized in Dec 1882 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,224 died on 19 Oct 1954 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania249 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,347 Lottie May Melcher,224 Lottie May Melchior,95, and163 Charlotta Melchor.348

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 22 Nov 1882. 95,163

Charlotte married William Wesley Beer,349 son of Nathan Beer 348 and Hannah F. Buerhle,348 on 14 Jun 1904 in Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.249 William was born in 1880 in Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania,348 died on 31 Oct 1914 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania249 at age 34, and was buried after 31 Oct 1914 in Nockamixon (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kintnersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania.349 Other names for William were Prof. Wesley W. Beer,347 W. Wesley Beer, Wesley Beer 95., and163

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 14 Jun 1904. 95,163

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: 95 Spelling of name may be "Beers" - Mary Rau spelled it as "Beers" and "Beer"

• Alt. Death: 31 Oct 1914. 95,163

Children from this marriage were:

+ 317 F    i. Marian Emma Beer 347 was born on 27 Jun 1905,95,163,347 was baptized on 29 Oct 1905 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,347 died on 8 Nov 1997 in Rockhill Mennonite Community, West Rockhill Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania350 at age 92, and was buried on 13 Nov 1997 in Saint Lukes UCC Cemetery, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania.350

+ 318 M    ii. William Clyde Beer 346 was born on 21 Oct 1908,95,163,346 was baptized on 28 Mar 1909 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,158,346 and died before 15 May 2008.


   319 F    iii. Evelyn May Beer 351 was born on 22 Mar 1915,95,163,351 was baptized on 27 Jun 1915 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,351 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 95.,163

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 352 on 16 Jul 1966 in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania.353 Frank was born in 1916 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania,354 died on 16 Jul 2005352 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 252 and Mamie M. Myers,252 on 27 Oct 1934.95 Garwood was born about 1911 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 30 Nov 1962 in Pennsylvania249 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 95.,163

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. 163

• Burial: Plot: Section B, Row 30

Charlotte next married Jacob Leatherman Shelly,249 son of Henry Samuel Shelly 249 and Mary Leatherman,249 on 15 Mar 1924.95 Jacob was born on 24 Dec 1866 in Buckingham, Bucks, Pennsylvania,249 died on 26 Jan 1951 in Miller Convalescent Home, , Pennsylvania249 at age 84, and was buried after 29 Jan 1951 in Saint Lukes UCC Cemetery, Dublin, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for Jacob were Jacob Shelley,95 and163 Jacob Shelly.163

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: 22 Jan 1950. 163

• Occupation: 1926. 249 Farmer

• Religion: 249 Mennonite

206. Emma Louisa Melchor was born on 10 Dec 1899,95,163 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 1999243,248 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.64 Other names for Emma were Emma Louisa Melcher, Emma Louisa Melchior,248 Emma Louise Melchior 95,163., and243

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,64 son of Emanuel Landis 64 and Susanna Shaddinger,64 on 8 Mar 1920.95 John was born on 30 Dec 1895,95,184,271 died on 11 Jan 198064 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.64 Other names for John were John Landes,163 John Landis 95. and163

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 1 Nov 1832, Pipersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 355

• Marriage Fact: 8 Mar 1920. 95 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:

+ 320 M    i. John Harold Landis 95,163,356 was born on 28 Sep 1920,95,163,184 died on 10 Feb 2001 in Life Quest Nursing Home, Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania64 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.64


   321 F    ii. Arleen Emma Landis 95 was born on 18 Apr 1932,95,163 died on 31 Dec 200364 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.64

Arleen married William Cameron.163

208. Maggie Snyder 179,257 was born about 1878.179

Maggie married Edward H. Trauch,257 son of William H. Trauch 257 and Mary Jane Trauger,257,357 on 20 Nov 1897.257

Children from this marriage were:

   322 F    i. Ildah Trauch .257

   323 F    ii. Elsie Trauch .257

   324 F    iii. Mary Trauch .257

210. Oswald Strouse .36

Oswald married someone.

His child was:

+ 325 F    i. Strouse .31

214. Alma Mcdowell Dodd 40 was born on 26 Aug 1890 in Yellville, Marion, Arkansas40 and died on 9 Apr 1941 in Yellville, Marion, Arkansas40 at age 50.

Alma married Augustus Layton Young 40 on 26 Feb 1907 in , Boone, Arkansas.40 Augustus was born on 18 Mar 1883 in Powell, Marion, Arkansas40 and died on 12 Dec 1958 in Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas40 at age 75.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 326 M    i. George Henry Young 40 was born on 3 Jun 1908 in Dodd City, Marion, Arkansas40 and died on 1 Aug 1976 in Dodd City, Marion, Arkansas40 at age 68.

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215. Raymond Hillpot 31 was born about 1930.260

Raymond married \\.31

The child from this marriage was:

+ 327 M    i. Larry Hillpot 31 was born on 18 Jan 1954.358

Raymond next married Cele \\. Cele was born about 1926, died on 23 Apr 2011 about age 85, and was buried after 23 Apr 2011 in Laurel Grove Mausoleum, Totowa, , New Jersey.

General Notes:

[Source: NorthJersey.com]

Cele Hillpot, 85
Suburban Trends

LINCOLN PARK '96 Services were held for Cele M. Finan Hillpot, 85, of Totowa, who died on Saturday, April 23, 2011. She was the mother of Susan Hillpot of this community.

Services were Saturday at the Festa Memorial Home, Totowa, followed by Mass at St. Bonaventure R.C. Church, Paterson. Entombment was at Laurel Grove Mausoleum, Totowa.

Mrs. Hillpot also is survived by her husband, Raymond; her son, Robert Andersen, of Cheshire, Ore.; her stepson, Larry Hillpot, of Lincoln Park; her stepdaughters, Valerie Molinari of Lambertville, and Hollis Leonard of Custer, S.D.; her sister, Anne Torgersen of Lakewood, and John Finan of Cape Cod, Mass.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Sigurd Andersen.

218. Edward Lester Strouse 31,46.,47.,82

Edward married Marion Elizabeth Slaughter 31.,46.,47.,82

Children from this marriage were:

   328 F    i. Betty Ann Strouse 31,46.,47.,82

Betty married Bruce P. Conn 31.,46.,47.,82

   329 M    ii. Robert Edward Strouse 31,46.,47.,82

Robert married Heidi Anne Poust 31.,46.,47.,82

   330 F    iii. Deborah Strouse 31,46.,47.,82

228. Helen Leone Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 17 Feb 1918.126,127

Helen married Tom A. Lehr 31,126,127 on 2 Nov 1946.126.,127

The child from this marriage was:

   331 M    i. Stephen Paul Lehr 31,126,127 was born on 24 Apr 1948.126,127

229. Hannah Florence Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 20 Sep 1920 in Todd, , Crawford, Ohio126 and died on 4 Apr 1991 in Rio Rancho, Sandoval, New Mexico at age 70.

Hannah married Thomas Archie Lehr 31 on 2 Feb 1946.

The child from this marriage was:

   332 M    i. Stephen Paul Lehr .31

230. John Keith Blackburn 31,126,127 was born on 12 May 1922.126,127

John married Amlis Frankenfield 31,126,127 on 25 Jan 1948.126.,127

The child from this marriage was:

   333 M    i. James Edward Blackburn 31 was born in 1955 and died on 19 Jan 1989 at age 34.

237. John Hartzell Melchior 163,191 was born on 25 Aug 1892 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania,264 died on 24 Mar 1962163 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.64 Another name for John was John Hartzell Melchor.264

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. 163,191

• Lived in: 12 Jan 1920. 359 John and Carrie lived next door to his parents, Williams Township (Western District), Northampton County, Pennsylvania

John married Carrie May Barron 64 on 28 Nov 1917.163.,191 Carrie was born on 14 Feb 1896 in Pennsylvania,262 died on 12 Dec 198964 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.64 Another name for Carrie was Carrie Barron 163.,191

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:

   334 M    i. John Earnest Melchior 163,191 was born on 26 Dec 1926,191 was baptized on 11 Jul 1927 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died after 26 Mar 1962.

John married Marjorie Ogenwelder.163

   335 M    ii. Harold Arthur Melchior 163,191 was born on 25 Feb 1933163,191 and died after 26 Mar 1962.

238. Mary Emma Melchior 95,163 was born on 9 Jan 1904,95,163 died on 29 Mar 197264 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.64 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. 359 Living with her parents in Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Mary married John Frederick Kanuskey,64 son of \\ Kanuiskey 360 and \\, on 21 Jun 1924.191 John was born on 16 May 1903 in Pennsylvania,64 died on 20 Jun 195564 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.64 Other names for John were John F. Kanuiskey,163,191 John F. Kanuskey, John Kanusky, and John Frederick Kanusky.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 336 F    i. Helen Ida Kanuiskey 95,163 was born on 30 Dec 192595,163 and was baptized on 28 Mar 1926 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

   337 M    ii. John Paul Kanuiskey 95,163 was born on 20 Mar 1931.163,191

   338 F    iii. Carol Lee Kanuiskey 95,163 was born on 13 Sep 1946.163,191

239. Della May Melchor 163,266 was born in 1891163,266 and died on 4 Apr 1947 at age 56.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Death: Aug 1959. 163

Della married Charles Hinton.163.,266 Charles died on 4 Apr 1947.163

Della next married William F. O'connell on 16 Dec 1913 in Parsonage of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nockamixon, Bucks, Pennsylvania.361

Children from this marriage were:

   339 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.

   340 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.

240. Hannah Rachael Melchior 163,266 was born on 11 Nov 1893266 and died on 5 Jan 1950163 at age 56.

Noted events in her life were:

• Fact 1: 95 Possible marriage date 12 Jan 1912

• Alt. Birth: 19 Nov 1893. 163

• Alt. Death: 12 Jan 1946.

Hannah married James O'connell 163,266 on 4 Apr 1912.163 James was born between 1885 and 1895 and died on 12 Jan 1946.163

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 12 Jan 1912. 95

Children from this marriage were:

   341 F    i. Alma Amanda O'connell was born on 27 Sep 1911163 and was baptized on 4 Apr 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Another name for Alma is Alma O'connell.163

   342 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.163

   343 M    iii. James O'connell 163 was born on 24 Apr 1913.163

   344 F    iv. Katherine O'connell 163 was born on 2 Nov 1916.163

   345 F    v. Eva O'connell 163 was born on 27 Jul 1925.163

   346 F    vi. Jennie O'connell 163 was born on 25 Nov 1927.

   347 F    vii. Ella O'connell 163 was born on 19 May 1931.163

241. William Levi Melchior 163,266 was born on 3 Oct 1899.163,266

William married Laura Snow 163,362 on 26 Nov 1927.163

Children from this marriage were:

   348 M    i. John Robert Melchior 163,362 was born on 13 Feb 1937.163,362

   349 M    ii. Donald William Melchior 163,362 was born on 8 Jul 1940.163,362

242. Mabel Ida Melchior 163,266 was born on 19 Jan 1902, was baptized on 29 Jul 1902 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 22 Aug 192464 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.64 Another name for Mabel was Mabel Ida Melchor.64

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.163 Albert was born in 1893 and died in 1972 at age 79. Other names for Albert were Albert Lindsman and \ Linsenmann.64

Children from this marriage were:

   350 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.

   351 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.

244. John Milton Melchior Sr. 163,266 was born on 19 Jan 1912,163,266 was baptized on 4 Apr 1912 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 9 Jan 1978163 at age 65. Other names for John were John Milton Melchior and John Milton Melchor.

John married Rose Lena Findeisen 163,362 on 7 Feb 1931.163 Rose was born on 13 Jul 1912.163 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. 163

Children from this marriage were:

   352 F    i. Gertrude Jean Melchior was born on 28 Jul 1933.

   353 M    ii. John Milton Melchior was born on 9 Feb 1938.

   354 F    iii. Rose Marie Melchior was born on 19 Jul 1940.

   355 F    iv. Susan Elaine Melchior was born on 19 Aug 1948.


245. William H. Kiser 163 was born on 20 May 1884184,271 and died in Sep 1966184,271 at age 82. Another name for William was William H. Keiser.270

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. 270

• Alt. Death: 1953. 64

William married Anna Strunk 163 on 15 Apr 1911.95 Anna was born on 6 Apr 1887,95 died in 1956 at age 69, and was buried in 1956 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

   356 M    i. Ralph Kiser was born on 26 May 1913184,271 and died in Dec 1984184,271 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

   357 F    ii. Mary Kiser was born on 8 Jun 1915.

   358 M    iii. Earl Kiser was born on 26 May 1920.


246. Katie Kiser 163 was born on 1 Jun 1888 in East Rockhill Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,272 died on 21 Jun 1940 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania272 at age 52, and was buried on 26 Jun 1940 in Springfield Church Cemetery, Springfield, , Bucks, Pennsylvania.272 The cause of her death was coronary occlusion/hypothyroidism.272 Other names for Katie were Katie Anna Fluck and272 Katie Ann Keiser.270

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 1 Jun 1881. 163

• Alt. Death: 23 Jun 1940. 163

Katie married Charles Fluck.163 Charles was born on 29 Nov 188195 and died in Jul 1964184,271 at age 82. Another name for Charles was Charles M. Fluck.272

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:

+ 359 M    i. Charles Fluck was born on 24 Nov 1911 and died in Jan 1978184,271 at age 66.

   360 M    ii. Thomas Fluck 31 was born on 4 Dec 1918.

249. James Elias Taggert 163,196 was born on 28 May 1885,163,196 died on 4 May 1958163 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.64

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 163,196 on 7 Oct 1911.196 Anna was born on 31 Jan 1882,64 died on 17 May 196464 at age 82, and was buried after 17 May 1964 in New Goshenhoppen UCC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64

Children from this marriage were:

+ 361 M    i. James Taggert 196 was born on 22 Sep 1912.196

   362 F    ii. Grace Anna Taggert 196 was born on 13 Sep 1914,196 died on 13 Oct 199864 at age 84, and was buried after 13 Oct 1998 in New Goshenhoppen UCC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64

Grace married Jacob W. Fox.64 Jacob was born on 14 Mar 1906,64 died on 20 Jun 200364 at age 97, and was buried after 20 Jun 2003 in CC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64

250. William Harvey Taggert 163,196 was born on 18 May 1886163,196 and died on 29 Apr 1961163 at age 74. Another name for William was Harvey Taggert.

William married Ora Kulp 163,196 on 13 Sep 1907.95 Ora died on 2 Apr 1952.163 Another name for Ora was Ara Kulp.

Children from this marriage were:

   363 F    i. Viola Taggert 196 was born on 10 Jan 1914196 and died on 29 Jun 192095 at age 6.

   364 F    ii. Hilda Taggert 196 was born on 29 Jun 1915.196

   365 M    iii. Harold Taggert 196 was born on 20 May 1917.196

251. Jennie M. Taggert 163,196 was born on 13 Oct 1888,196 died in 197264 at age 84, and was buried in 1972 in CC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Jennie was Jennie K. Tagert.64

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 27 Jun 1890. 163

Jennie married Eden T. Erb 163 on 14 Nov 1908.95 Eden was born in 1888,64 died in 194364 at age 55, and was buried in 1943 in CC Cemetery, East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Eden was Eden Erb.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Death: Dec 1944. 163

Children from this marriage were:

   366 M    i. Elmer T. Erb was born on 29 Jan 1909184,271 and died in Mar 1987184,271 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.

   367 F    ii. Sarah Verna Erb was born on 22 May 1914.

253. Annie Taggert 163,196 was born on 23 Aug 1893,163,196 died on 6 Dec 195164 at age 58, and was buried after 6 Dec 1951 in Christ Union Cemetery, Niantic, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64 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 163 on 5 Oct 1912. Harvey died on 8 Feb 196264 and was buried after 8 Feb 1962 in Christ Union Cemetery, Niantic, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Harvey was Harvey H. Renninger.64

Children from this marriage were:

   368 M    i. Wilmer Renninger was born on 8 May 1913.

   369 M    ii. Melvin Renninger was born on 25 May 1914.

254. Sarah Elsie Taggert 163,196 was born on 10 Apr 1897,163,196 died on 12 Jul 1971163 at age 74, and was buried after 12 Jul 1971 in New Hanover Lutheran Cemetery, New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylania.64

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. 163 on 30 May 1914. George was born in 1897,64 died in 197164 at age 74, and was buried in 1971.64 Other names for George were George Schell and George J. Schnell.

Children from this marriage were:

   370 F    i. Jennie L. Schnell was born on 31 Mar 1914.

   371 F    ii. Maria Schnell was born on 22 Mar 1920.

   372 M    iii. George Jacob Schnell Jr. was born on 2 Nov 1927.

255. Edna Taggert 31,163,196 was born on 5 Apr 1904163 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. 31 on 24 Feb 1924. Andrew died on 21 Oct 1920.163 Another name for Andrew was Andrew Mitchie.163

Children from this marriage were:

+ 373 M    i. Andrew Young Mitchie III 31 was born on 18 Sep 1924.

   374 M    ii. William Henry Mitchie 31 was born on 25 Oct 1926.

William married Margretta Patricia Ginna on 1 Sep 1956.

+ 375 F    iii. Norma Edna Mitchie 31 was born on 11 Jun 1928.

   376 F    iv. Laura Jane Mitchie was born on 27 Mar 1940.

256. Oliver W. Hallman 64 was born in 1890,64 died in 194164 at age 51, and was buried in 1941 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

Oliver married Louise Vissel Hager.64 Louise was born on 22 Jun 1886,64 died in Jul 197664 at age 90, and was buried about Jul 1976 in East Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.64

The child from this marriage was:

   377 U    i. Five children Hallman .

257. Sallie Kiser 163 was born on 7 Nov 1886,163 died on 21 Jan 1960163 at age 73, and was buried after 21 Jan 1960 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Sallie was Sallie Keiser.274

Sallie married Milton Frey Moose.64 Milton was born on 18 Mar 1887,163 died on 19 Jun 1964163 at age 77, and was buried after 19 Jun 1964 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Milton was Milton Moose.163

The child from this marriage was:

   378 M    i. Harvey M. Moose 64 was born in 1918,64 died in 1918,64 and was buried in 1918 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64

260. Viola Kiser 163 was born on 24 Sep 1895,163 died on 14 Feb 1971163 at age 75, and was buried after 14 Feb 1971 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Viola was Viola Keiser.274

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: Sep 1894, Pennsylvania. 274

Viola married Robert W. Cressman.64 Robert was born on 4 Mar 1892,163 died on 4 Apr 1960163 at age 68, and was buried after 4 Apr 1960 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Robert was Robert Cressman.163

The child from this marriage was:

   379 F    i. Irene Cressman 64 was born in 1915,64 died in 197364 at age 58, and was buried in 1973 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64

Irene married Robert Landis Mohr 64 before 1965. Robert was born on 25 Nov 1900,64 died in 196564 at age 65, and was buried in 1965 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64

261. Charles Kiser Stoudt 163,280 was born on 23 Oct 1886,163 died on 5 Jun 1923163 at age 36, and was buried after 5 Jun 1923 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Other names for Charles were Charles Keiser Stoudt and64 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 \\ 279 before 7 May 1910.279 Florence was born about 1890 in Pennsylvania.279

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Occupation: 7 May 1910, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 279 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:

   380 F    i. Evelyn Stoudt 279 was born about 1909 in Pennsylvania.279


   381 F    ii. Mazie E. Stoudt 64 was born on 23 Jan 1918,64 died on 5 Sep 1918,64 and was buried after 5 Sep 1918 in Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Mazie was Edith Stoudt.

265. Elmer R. Kiser 31,163 was born on 7 Apr 1893163,184,271,282 and died in Aug 1975184 at age 82. Another name for Elmer was Elmer Keiser.282

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,31,163,282 daughter of Jonas Leatherman 282 and Priscilla Musselman,282 on 23 May 1914.282 Ella was born on 20 Oct 1893282 and died on 13 Jun 1967163 at age 73.

Children from this marriage were:

   382 M    i. Paul Austin Keiser 31,282 was born on 22 Apr 191895,282 and died on 23 Apr 1918.95,282

   383 F    ii. Laura Keiser 31 was born on 15 Dec 191995 and died on 13 Jan 1920.95

   384 M    iii. Arthur Keiser 31 was born on 10 Jan 1922.

   385 M    iv. Andrew Keiser 31,282 was born on 18 Jun 1926.

   386 M    v. Lester Keiser 31,282 was born on 9 Apr 1928.

   387 F    vi. Violet Shirley Keiser 31 was born on 29 Dec 1932.

   388 F    vii. Laura Edna Keiser .282

   389 M    viii. Arthur Webster Keiser .282

Arthur married Helen \\.282

266. Austin R. Kiser 31,163 was born on 22 Feb 1897163,184,271 and died on 22 Dec 1993184,271 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 31,163 on 18 Jun 1921. Elrena was born on 20 May 1895184,271 and died in Dec 1985184,271 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:

   390 M    i. Paul Harold Kiser 31 was born on 11 Jun 1927.

267. Pearl R. Keiser 31,163 was born on 13 Jan 1900163,184,271 and died in Mar 1977184,271 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 31,163 on 18 Aug 1922.

Children from this marriage were:

   391 M    i. Floyd A. Hacker 31 was born on 2 Mar 1926.

   392 F    ii. Betty Jean Hacker 31 was born on 26 Dec 1926.

   393 M    iii. Roland Hacker 31 was born on 9 Jan 1929.

   394 M    iv. Ray Kenneth Hacker 31 was born on 7 Aug 1930.

   395 F    v. Mary Emma Hacker 31 was born on 30 Nov 1934.

   396 F    vi. Janice Eileen Hacker 31 was born on 14 Dec 1936.

270. Minnie Or Mamie Kerver 163 was born on 27 Jul 1900.163

Minnie married William Kramer 163 on 28 Sep 1918. William was born on 5 Jun 1898.163

Children from this marriage were:

   397 F    i. Ethel Minnie Kramer was born on 20 Jan 1919.

   398 F    ii. Gladys Aileen Kramer was born on 12 May 1927.

272. Paul S. Bader 274 was born on 4 Aug 1897163 and died before 16 Jul 1989.286 Another name for Paul was Paul Bader.163

Paul married Della M. Street 163 on 15 Oct 1924.163 Della died before 16 Jul 1989.286 Another name for Della was Della Streett.286

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 30 Oct 1924.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 399 M    i. Robert Street Bader 286 was born on 24 May 1927 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, died on 16 Jul 1989 in Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, , New Jersey286 at age 62, and was buried on 18 Jul 1989.286

273. Margaret Matilda Bader 64 was born on 29 Jun 1899 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania,64 died on 25 Dec 1986 in Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania64 at age 87, and was buried after 25 Dec 1986 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.64 Another name for Margaret was Margaret Bader 163.,363

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,363 son of David Llewellyn Mackes 64 and Emma Vesta Kresge,64 on 30 Nov 1922.163 Clinton was born on 12 Mar 1899 in Hainsburg, , New Jersey363,364 and died on 20 Jan 1988 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania363 at age 88. Other names for Clinton were Clinton Albert Mackes and64 Clinton O. Mackes.163

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:

   400 M    i. Judge John H. Mackes 64 died in 1977.64 Another name for John was Jack Mackes.64

+ 401 M    ii. Allan T. Mackes 363,365 was born about 1930 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,365 died on 4 Dec 2013 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania365 about age 83, and was buried on 9 Dec 2013 in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.365

+ 402 M    iii. David C. Mackes 363 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.

274. Frederick O. Melchior 163 was born on 11 Jun 1892.163

Frederick married Mildred Butz 163 on 30 Apr 1923.

The child from this marriage was:

   403 M    i. Donald Melchior died 17 Dec 1925 or 17 Dec 1926.

278. Anna Mae Wolfinger 95,163 was born on 19 Jul 189895,163,183 and died in Sep 1981 in Revere, Bucks, Pennsylvania183 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 366 on 5 May 1917.95.,163 Stephen was born on 15 Jul 1887 in Ferndale, Bucks, Pennsylvania366 and died on 20 Nov 1962 in , , Pennsylvania163,184 at age 75. Another name for Stephen was Stephen Freeh 95.,163

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Lived in: 8 Nov 1952, Revere, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 367

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 15 Jul 1887. 184

• Occupation: 5 Jun 1917, Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 366 Laborer on Ezra Wolfinger's farm

Children from this marriage were:

+ 404 M    i. Henry William Freeh 31,95,163 was born on 27 Apr 191895,163 and died in Jan 1972184,271 at age 53.

   405 M    ii. Walter Stephen Freeh 31,95,163 was born on 20 Mar 1922,95,163 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 31 on 24 Apr 1943. Evelyn was born on 11 Aug 1918. Another name for Evelyn was Evelyn Shoudt.163

   406 M    iii. Raymond Vincent Freeh 31,95,163 was born on 19 Jun 192695,163 and died on 18 Feb 1927.95,163

+ 407 M    iv. Charles Edward Freeh 31,95,163 was born on 27 Nov 1927,95,163,184 died on 16 Nov 1997 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania184 at age 69, and was buried after 16 Nov 1997 in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Bradford, Pennslvania.

279. Walter Henry Wolfinger 95,163 was born on 8 May 1905,95,163 died in Apr 1975184,253 at age 69, and was buried on Stone With Helen M. Wolfinger, Row 12, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp..2 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 95,163 on 23 Jan 1926.95.,163 Helen was born in 1904,2 died in 19722 at age 68, and was buried on Stone With Walter H. Wolfinger, Row 12, (New Cemetery) St. Luke's Union Cemetery, Nockamixon Twp..2 Another name for Helen was Helen M. Wolfinger.

Children from this marriage were:

   408 M    i. Ralph Reuben Wolfinger 95,163 was born on 7 Aug 1926.95

Ralph married Mary Balogh.163

   409 M    ii. Walter Harold Wolfinger 95,163 was born on 16 Mar 1930.95,163 Another name for Walter is Walter Harold Wolfinger Jr.

281. Dorothy Mae Trauger 163,290 was born on 5 Nov 1912,163,290 was baptized on 21 Jan 1913 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,290 and died on 3 Feb 1988 in Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania291 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. 163

Dorothy married Webster Stanley Lines 163 on 27 Nov 1930. Webster was born on 25 Sep 1908163 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:

+ 410 F    i. Helen Mae Lines 163 was born on 29 Jun 1931 in Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,368 died on 4 Mar 2009 in Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania368 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.368

   411 M    ii. Webster Stanley Lines Jr. 163 was born on 24 May 1939 and died before 4 Mar 2009. Another name for Webster was Webster F. Lines.291

Webster married Alice May McIntyre.163 Alice was born on 9 Aug 1938.163

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Divorced: 163 No date given
Divorced

• Divorced: Divorced

286. Montfort Vertegans Melchior 163 was born on 26 May 1905,163 was baptized on 20 Aug 1905 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, died on 13 Oct 1943163 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.369

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. 369 Committed suicide while a professor of Romance Languages at Haverford College

Montfort married Martha Charbonneau on 28 Apr 1925 in France.370 Martha was born on 23 Jul 190386,163 and died on 26 Dec 1993163 at age 90. Other names for Martha were Martha Charboneau and Marthe Charbonneau.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 29 Apr 1925. 95

• Divorce Filing: Mar 1929, Pennsylvania. 371 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:

+ 412 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, , Pennsylvania303 at age 83.

+ 413 F    ii. Jeanne Elizabeth Melchior 86,163 was born on 14 Jul 1928,163,184 died in Aug 1971163,184,372 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.

287. Oliver Wiley Melchior 163 was born on 11 Aug 1906,163 was baptized on 20 Dec 1906 in Durham Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died on 30 Jan 1985163,302 at age 78. Another name for Oliver was Oliver Melchoir.364

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: 373 Teacher and principal at Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, New York

• Occupation: 373 Superintendant of Schools, Garden City, Long Island, New York

• Alt. Death: 3 Jan 1985.

Oliver married Adeline Miller,163 daughter of \\ Miller and \\, on 23 Jun 1936.95.,163 Adeline was born on 22 Feb 1912163 and died in 2003374 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:

+ 414 M    i. David Montfort Melchior 163 was born on 21 Jun 1938.163

+ 415 M    ii. Timothy Miller Melchior 374 was born on 9 Nov 1940.163

+ 416 M    iii. Jonathan Cassatt Melchior 375 was born on 8 Jan 1947.163


288. Virginia Thompson Melchior 163 was born on 29 Jun 1910163 and died about 16 May 2010303 about age 99.


Virginia married Edwin Scott Lutton,163 son of Louis Franklin Lutton and Margaret Miller, on 29 Jun 1935.163 Edwin was born on 15 Jul 1911163 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

__________________________________________

[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:

+ 417 F    i. Ann Elizabeth Lutton 163,376 was born on 17 Jun 1937163 and died after 5 Nov 2008.303

+ 418 F    ii. Joan Margaret Lutton 163,302,376 was born on 11 May 1939.163

   419 F    iii. Helen Virginia Lutton 163,302 was born on 5 Feb 1943.163,302

Helen married Donald Cohen.163 Another name for Donald is Cohen.376

   420 M    iv. Lewis Montfort Lutton 163 was born on 14 Jul 1945. Another name for Lewis is Lewis Lutton.376

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 \\ and163 Marty Lay.

Lewis next married Jill \\ before 22 Aug 2010.

289. Mary Annette Melchior 163 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, Texas134,311 at age 90, and was buried about 24 Feb 1998 in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.312 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. 306 English Teacher, High School

• Comment 1: 21 Aug 1907, Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. 312 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.163.,219.,377 Glenn was born on 12 Sep 1904 in Moneta (Los Angeles), California,312 died on 30 Nov 1990 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas184,271 at age 86, and was buried about 30 Nov 1990 in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.312

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: 227 Worked with MDs with the US Air Force for 20 years

• Education: 1933, New York University (Nyu). 227 Ph.D

Children from this marriage were:

+ 421 F    i. Carol Ann Lembke 163 was born on 24 Nov 1934 in , Los Angeles, California.312

+ 422 F    ii. Patricia Louise Lembke 163 was born on 18 Feb 1938 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California.

291. William Benjamin Melchior 163 was born on 11 Oct 1912,163 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)314 at age 88.

William married Christine Oliver 163 on 28 Dec 1936.95 Christine was born on 14 Apr 1911.163 Another name for Christine is Christine (Oliver?).

Children from this marriage were:

   423 M    i. William Benjamin Melchior II was born on 22 Nov 1941.163 Another name for William is William B. Melchior Jr..163

   424 F    ii. Lois Ann Melchior 163 was born on 8 Jul 1944.163


292. Elizabeth Montfort Melchior 163,310 was born on 24 Jun 1916,163 was baptized on 27 Aug 1916 in Durham Lutheran Church, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died in Jul 2002 in Charlotte, North Carolina315 at age 86. The cause of her death was Fell, punctured lung, developed pneumonia.315

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 26 Jun 1916.

• Educated: 1939, Syracuse University, College Of Home Economics, Syracuse, , New York. 378

Elizabeth married Milford Webster Macdonald,310 son of Ernest Macdonald 310 and \\, on 8 Feb 1941 in University Methodist Church, Syracuse, , New York.310 Milford was born on 8 Nov 1917163 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.163

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage: 8 Feb 1941. 95,163

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. 378

Children from this marriage were:

+ 425 M    i. William Webster Macdonald 163 was born on 8 Jun 1942.163

   426 M    ii. Robert Roger Macdonald 163 was born on 30 Oct 1944.163

Robert married Barbara \\.163

   427 F    iii. Elizabeth Annette Macdonald 163 was born on 19 Apr 1948.163

Elizabeth married Thomas James Devon Or Devin.163

Elizabeth next married \\ Abbott before 30 Mar 2009.

   428 F    iv. Marilyn Juanita Macdonald 163 was born on 28 Nov 1949.163

Marilyn married Thomas Baesl 163 before 27 Mar 2009.

294. Margaret Leidich Melchior 163 was born on 17 Oct 1908 in South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,163 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. 223 Public school teacher

Margaret had a relationship with Robert Seylar on 22 Aug 1934.163

Children from this marriage were:

   429 F    i. Rachel Beatty 7 was born on 18 Sep 1921379 and died after 10 Feb 2014.380 (Adopted)

Rachel married Donald Stonebach.7

+ 430 M    ii. Donald Broadhecker was born on 10 Mar 1930 in Wilson, Northampton, Pennsylvania381 and died on 11 Feb 2001 in St. Luke's Hospital, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania381 at age 70. (Adopted)

+ 431 F    iii. Elsie 379 was born about 1934.24 (Adopted)

295. Anna Mary Melchior was born on 11 Nov 1910 in South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania,163 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.64 Another name for Anna was Anna May Melchior.163

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. 324 Still living -- mentioned in brother Milton's obituary

• Born: Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania.

Anna married Rev. Raymond Foellner,163,346 son of Paul Foellner and Sally May Bean,64 on 13 Jun 1936.163 Raymond was born on 1 Mar 1909,271,346 was baptized on 6 Jun 1909 in St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (also known as Nockamixon Union Church), Kintnersville, Nockamixon Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania,158,346 died on 25 Dec 1993271 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.64

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. 382 Principal

• Graduated: May 1936, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennslvania

• Born: Revere, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 432 F    i. Jean Marie Foellner 163 was born on 15 Nov 1937.163

   433 M    ii. Richard Paul Foellner 163 was born on 26 Jul 1948.

   434 M    iii. Donald Lee Foellner 163 was born on 19 Sep 1949.163

296. Helen Irene Melchior 163 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 2006323 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. 163

Helen married E. Montford Nicholas,64 son of Elmer Clayton Nicholas 383 and Laura S. Kressman,383 on 25 Apr 1935.163 E. was born on 6 Sep 1909,383 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.64 Other names for E. were E. Montfort Nicholas, Montford Nicholas, and163 Montfort Nicholas.384

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:

   435 U    i. Unknown Child Nicholas .

+ 436 F    ii. Lois Anne Nicholas 163 was born on 7 Oct 1936.163

+ 437 F    iii. Phyllis Mae Nicholas 163 was born on 3 Apr 1941.

+ 438 F    iv. Kathleen Nicholas 163 was born on 1 Apr 1944.163

   439 F    v. Laura Jean Nicholas 163 was born about 1954.7 Another name for Laura is Nicholas.

Laura married Jose Sanchez before 29 Mar 2008.385 Another name for Jose is \ Sanchez.385

297. Milton Oliver "Tony" Melchior 163 was born on 16 Jul 1916 in Springtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania,163 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, Pennsylvania324 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. 324 Had at least six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren -- mentioned as survivors in Milton's obituary


Milton married Lillian Thomas,163 daughter of John Thomas and Maria Wingard, on 16 Mar 1938.163 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:

+ 440 F    i. Judith Ann Melchior 163 was born on 3 Oct 1943.163

+ 441 F    ii. Karen Louise Melchior 95,163 was born on 28 Dec 1945.163


298. Mary Katharyn Rau 7 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.7 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,7 Katharyn Rau Buckley Hannam, and386 Mary Kathryn Rau.163

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: 7 School Teacher

• Occupation: Between 1951 and 1952. 7 Waitress, Quakertown, Pennsylvania (where she met Pierre)

• Occupation: Between 1953 and 1964, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey. 7 Co-owner with Pierre Hannam, Hannam's Sundry Shop

• Education: Between 1964 and 1967. 7 Unknown (teacher certification?), Glassboro State College, New Jersey

• Graduated: 1940, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 386 Bachelor of Arts

• Graduated: 1951, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania. 386 Master of Arts

Mary married Henry Albin Buckley,372 son of Harry A. Buckley 387 and Mary Ahern,388 on 12 May 1941.372 The marriage ended in divorce. Henry was born about Jul 1916 in Pennsylvania.190 Other names for Henry are Henry Buckley,163 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: 389 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. 390 This was a remarriage for them

• Divorced: 18 Jun 1951, Pennsylvania. 390 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:

+ 442 M    i. Henry Floyd Hannam 7 was born on 23 Dec 1941 in Jenkintown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania,372 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,391 Relationship to Mother: Adopted)


Mary next married Pierre Hannam,7,163 son of Marcel Hannam and Laure Bock, on 14 Feb 1953 in Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. Marriage status: death of one spouse. Pierre was born on 12 Apr 1919 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France,7 was baptized on 28 Apr 1919 in Sanctum Josephum, Mulhouse, , Alsace, France, died on 22 Sep 1995 in Pfastatt, , Alsace, France392 at age 76, and was buried in Cremated in France (Name listed on gravestone with Katharyn Hannam in Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.7 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