Original Old Zion and Peace Church Records
Cherry, Sullivan County, PA
A Sample Page
This page is in fairly good condition. Many others are only partially
legible or darkened in the copying process.
Source: Scan by Daniel Guggisberg of Anonymously Submitted Church Record Copy

PEACE CHURCH and OLD ZION CHURCH: THE FOUNDERS



Peace Church Cemetery
Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA
On a cold winter's day--December 19, 2007.
The graveyard is just off Route 220, not far from Route 87 on an old road that runs parallel to 220.
Photo Courtesy of Mike Clarke

The cemetery at Peace Church contains the mortal remains of many of the earliest German and German-American settlers who came to what is now Sullivan County. At the time these records were first created, the area was actually part of Lycoming County. The original church was a log cabin built in 1825 and called "Friedens" or "Peace Church". You can learn more about the actual history of Peace Church, an also see pictures and cemetery listings at:

(1) Early Churches

(2) Churches and Cemeteries

(3) Peace Cemetery

For many years, an informal rumor among researchers in Sullivan County was that the original records of Peace Church, Old Zion Church and the early Lutheran community existed in the cellar of an old church builidng on an open shelf, subject to the whims of time, dampness and potential fire, theft or destruction. We are told that efforts by local historical researchers to persuade the owners of the facility to permit the creation of a permanent repository for the documents were to no avail. As a result, many of us feared that the original records of our ancestors and an essential part of the community's religious heritage would sooner or later suffer the fate of much other old history--to be destroyed, lost or damaged due to ignorance or carelessness.

A more difficult comment to understand is the suggestion by some parties that publishing these records would somehow impair the reputations of families or individuals whose members might have had unfortunate marriages, children out of wedlock, or other events in their lives and deaths. Why it should matter to people dead for over 100 years is difficult to understand. A rule of thumb for historians and for those making records of the past is that events more than 75 years old are in the public domain. Along the same lines, the Federal government bases its copyright laws on the presumption that anything more than 75 years old is in the public domain. We shall take the same position here. The records of these ancestors are public documents for the benefit of history and the knowledge of our children and grandchildren. In fact, we are aware that representatives of the Latter Day Saints copied some portion of the records many years ago and that copies can be requested for a fee via the Family History network. However, it would make a lot more sense to make the original records and a translation available locally, for example, at the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum (SCHS&M) in Laporte, PA. Once a complete set of translations of the documents in the possession of the Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page is available, we will contribute a copy to SCHS&M as well.

Let's digress momentarily to talk about a much more famous case of an excess of possessiveness with historical records. The case we are referring to is the discovery and translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Holy Land in the late 1940s and 1950s. The documents were for many years inaccessible to historians and religious scholars because the organization that held physical control of them refused to permit copies to be made. This situation was corrected within the last ten years when copies and then an online scan of the documents became available. Despite much gnashing of teeth from the those trying to keep control of these priceless records, the world historical and religious community can now see for themselves what the authors of these ancient records lived like and, in translated form, what they thought at a time critical to the history of Western religions.

We do not claim that the records of Peace Church, Old Zion Church and other early records will tell us things of such magnitude. However, they do reveal for us the patterns of marriage, birth, baptism, sponsorship, death and other family interactions at a time when the social and religious culture of northern Pennsylvania was coming into being. We are honored to be able to make the bulk of these documents available here.

For those who can read German, it may also be of value to examine a German language site on the origins of families in West Prussia, Germany. This site, entitled Familienforschung in Westprussen is managed by Hans-Jurgen Wolf, who would be pleased to answer any questions as best he can.

In 2004, an anonymous donor contributed a copy of some of the original Peach Church and Old Zion Church records to Bob Sweeney, the Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page administrator. By the luck of fate, shortly therafter, Bob became aware of Daniel Guggisberg, a Swiss born German-speaking resident of Redondo Beach, CA, who was researching the old Kokensparger families of Sullivan and Bradford Counties. This family, whose surname is also spelled "Cogansparger", "Kochersperger" and so forth, married with the Keeler family, m embers of both families living and dying in the area between Laporte and Nordmont. You can learn more about them at The Kohensparger Clan. With the assistance of Carol Brotzman, Deb Wilson and others, we were able to help Daniel locate records, graves and other information about his Kokensparger ancestors. He, in turn helped us with additional detail about the Kokensparger origins in Europe. He also volunteered, at Bob Sweeney's request, to translate the records presented here.

More or less simultaneously, Frank Thrasher, a descendant of the Thrasher family of old Sullivan County, also came into and scanned an even larger selection of these records. Working on his own and, when needed, with the assistance of a local German born neighbor, Frank provided translations of the records in his possession. You can learn more here about The Thrasher Heritage.


Frank Thrasher With His Wife Dessie
Florida 2005
Source: Frank Thrasher

It is through Daniel's and Frank's invaluable assistance that these documents, written largely by hand in the traditional nineteenth century Germanic script common to old church records in eastern and northern Pennsylvania, have been preserved. Keep in mind that the copy from which Daniel and Frank have worked is often hard to read, darkened by the copying process, faint in places and likely to be incomplete. Should the individuals who possess the originals wish to improve or correct our translations, any such contribution would be gratefully appreciated. Bob has also employed his own elementary German and basic knowledge of the local families to "fill in some blanks" where Daniel or Frank could not make a clear decision about a name or place, but was able to come up with a partial reading. You may wish to play around with reading the original German yourself; if you so desire, you may find it useful to look at this German Script Tutorial brought to our attention by Frank. Another helpful source is the German Genealogical Word List. In any case, we now present the Peace Church and Old Zion Church Records--the voice of Sullivan County's German ancestry speaking through the family records of their church. We will first present in their entirety the translations by Daniel Guggisberg; then we will present the translations by Frank Thrasher. As mentioned, these files overlap, so duplicate translations are present in each set of files.

Finally, as time passes, we often periodically receive updates or commentaries about specific families or surnames in these records. If the remarks are fairly brief, then it is usually sufficient to introduce an Editor's Note encapsulating the substance of the comments. Where there is an extensive commentary, such as with the Mader ** family, we will both color the surname in bold with asterisks, as just shown, and provide a footnote at the end of the page with the fuller body of the remarks.

The Guggisberg Translations

Editor's Note: The cover or Dedication Page is only partially legible. On this page, the Translator and the Editor have tried to suggest or fill in missing components by using [bracketed] wording. Elsewhere in the following translation, the Editor has provided a bracketed anglicized version of the originally written name on the documents. To be explicit, anything within [brackets] is a comment or remark provided by the Translator or Editor. Anything else is a direct translation of the text.

This Record is the Property of the Zion's, St. John's Peace....to those Lutheran and this ... [of the] first community/congregation belonging [to] Cherry Township [,] Lycoming Co. Penns. belonging to the abovementioned German Congregation

Church Register

 

Register of the German Lutheran and Reformed
Congregation at Cherry Township, Lycoming Co., Pa.
baptismals, marriages, ...
[illeg.], communicands [persons that took the holy communion]

...on the 13th July 1834 have I, Friederich Hahn received alms money in the sum of seventy and two cents $ 0.72

9th August 1835
received alms money $ 0.32

Received March 26th 1837 of Jacob Hoffa & Mr. Hahn
one Dollar & six Cents of a Dep[osi]t Against the meeting
house
Johanes Harzig [John Hartzig]

3rd April 1836 - Confirmands
1. Samuel Baer [Bahr]
2. Charles Kister [Kester]
3. John Diffenbach [Dieffenbach] and his wife
4. Elisabeth Diffenbach [er]
5. Rebecca Schmeckenbecher [to the right some illegible writing by likely later hand..."Baer"]
6. Sarah Baer [Bahr]
7. Catharina Baer [Bahr]
8. Judith Hoffa [to the right some illegible writing from likely later hand]
9. Sarah Martin
10. Rebecca Scherman [Sherman]
11. Elisabeth Foust [Faust]
12. Charles Foust [Faust]
13. Communicands
14. Jacob Hoffa [to the right some illegible writing from likely later hand]
15. Catharina Hoffa
16. Jacob Frauenfelder
17. Benjamin Baer [Bahr]
18. Molly Frauenfelder
19. Mally Baer [clearly says "Mally", but surely is intended as "Molly" Bahr]
20. William Graefly [Graiffly]
. Christina Dieffenbaker [Dieffenbach] [no number given]
21. John Moser [Mosier]
22. Elisabeth Moser [Mosier]
23. Mary Junken [could be Yonkin]
24. Mary Schneider
25. John Herzig [Hartzig]
26. Catharar [ina] Herzig [Hartzig]
27. Rebecca Graefly [Graiffly]
28. John Junken [could be Yonkin]
29. William Graefly [Graiffly]

1837 26th March - list of persons that were confirmed

1. Elias Hofen [Hoffa?]

2. Joseph Junker [Yonkin] - father Jacob H. ...[thereafter copy is too dark and illegible]

3. Carl Hunsinger

4. Heinrich Molmann[?]

5. Salina Hertzog [probably, Hartzig]

6. Betty Bersch [Bartch?] [underlined - text illegible]

7. John Schmidt

8. Jacob Wentzel

9. Susi Wentzel

10. Samuel Bär [Bahr]

11. Benjamin Bär [Bahr]

12. Jacob Frauenfelder

13. Mally Frauenfelder

14. Carl Kienzle [probably, Kinsley]

15. Mary Kienzle [probably, Kinsley]

16. William Gräfle [Graiffly]

17. Mihz[? perhaps should be "Miss"] Bär [Bahr]

18. Käthi Bär [Bahr]

19. Sara Bär [Bahr]

20. Catharina Hoffa

21. Elisabeth Diffenbach [Dieffenbach]

1832 - 16th June - have been administered mass by Rev. Mr. Schmeckenbecher

1. John Rieser [Reeser]

2. Jeremias[?] Kolb

3. John Moser [Mosier] and his wife

4. Elisabeth

5. Friedrich Hoffa and his wife

6. Maria

7. Wiliam Gräfly [William Graiffly]

8. Barbara Junker[Yonkin] [then by later hand] Ed Yonker [Yonkin]

9. Susanna Follerer

10. Rahel Hunsinger

11. Jacob Hottenstein

12. Jacob Diefenbach [Dieffenbach]

13. Johan Hertzog and his wife [probably, Hartzig]

14. Catrina

15. Hanna Gräfly [Graiffly]

1839 - June 2nd

CHURCH BOOK

kept for the two German Lutheran and Reformed Congregations by Carl L. Erle, evan.[Evangelical] Lutheran pastor in Cherry Township, Lycoming County

Baptismals

No.1

3rd July 1839 Johann, son of Philipp Eberle [Eberlin] and wife, born in January 1839

sponsors: Heinrich Hauser and wife

No. 2

3rd July 1839 Katharina, daughter of Heinrich Hauser and wife, born 1st May 1839

sponsors: Philipp Eberle [Eberlin] and wife

No. 3

14th July 1839 Joachim, son of Anton Weber [Anthony Weaver] and wife [known to be Mary Dieffenbach], born 4th July 1839

sponsors: Benjamin Drescher [Drescher or Thrasher] and wife

No. 4

[line cut off at bottom, only says]..boy von Carl ...[illegible..] kenbacher [Schmeckenbecher]

to Heinrich Reinbold and his wedded wife Maria, maiden name Werst, was on the 6th May 1837 a son born who was baptized on the 15th June by the Rev. Schmeckenbriler [Schmeckenbecher]. Sponsors: Elias Hafen [Hoffa] and Salina Hertzog [Hartzig?], both unmarried [then there is some text to the right which is part of the next page and cut off..]

[partial entry begins here..} birthday of the child: 8th Feb 1839, Cherry Township, Lycoming Co.

Friedrich and Eva Maria Bertsch [Bartch] [next line unclear, something "5th"] Rebecca was baptized by the respectable Mr. Möller, sponsor: Elisabetha, widow of Bersch [Bartch] all living in Cherry Township, Lycoming Co.

No. 4

29th Aug 1839 Carl, sohn of Carl ...kenbacher [Schmeckenbecher] and wife, born 30th April 1839 sponsors: Johan Bär [Bahr] Senior and wife

No. 5

29th Sep 1839 Wilhelm, son of Wilhelm Patter [possibly, William Potter] and wife, born 21st March 1839 sponsors: Johan Hunsinger and wife, grandparents

No. 6

17th Nov. 1839 Ellen, daughter of Joseph Küster [Kester]and wife, born 8th July 1839 sponsors: Johan Herzog [Hartzig] and wife

No. 7

24th Nov 1839 Samuel Benjamin, son of Wilhelm Herzog and wife, born 17th Aug 1839 sponsors: Johan Bär and wife

No. 8

15th Dec 1839 Anna, daughter of Philip Müller [possibly, Miller, in the anglicized version] and wife, born 13th Dec 1839 sponsors: Johannes Herzog and wife



1839 and 1840 [left margin by later hand] J. H. Junkin


No.
Baptismal
Birth
Name
Parents
Sponsors
9
25 Dec 1839
10 Oct 1839
Jacob
Heinrich Junkin & wife
Johannes Herzig & wife
10
26 Dec 1839
11 Oct 1839
Emanuel
Johann Diefenbach & wife
Joseph Junkin & wife
11
2 Feb 1840
Dec 1839
Peter
Christian Moser & wife
Heinrich Junkin & wife
12
16 Feb 1840
6 Aug 1839
Sewelerina[?]
Martin Bärth & wife
Philipp Müller & wife
13
16 Feb 1840
9 Oct 1839
Anna Maria
Einsich[?] Mas[?] & wife
Gottlieb Bärtsch & wife
14
31 May 1840
24 Mar 1840
Heinrich
Heinrich Reinbold & wife
Johan Bär & wife
[15]
[nothing]
[nothing]
[nothing]
[nothing]
[nothing]
16
12 Aug 1840
24 Jul 1840
Jacob Georg
Jacob Bing[?]
Jacob Hallachger & wife, Georg Eberly, single
17
23 Aug 1840
26 May 1840
Benjamin
Benjamin Drescher
Heinrich Hennighausen & wife
18
23 Aug 1840
20 June 1840
Sara
Johannes Lonbeck[Landback]
Jacob Hallachger & wife
19
23 Aug 1840
29 June 1840
Christian Elias Adolf
Georg G. Geiser
Elias Hahn & wife, Friedrich Hahn ..[rest illegible]


1840 and 1841 [left margin] seventh


No.
Baptismal
Birth
Name
Parents
Sponsors
20
3 Sep 1840
26 Aug 1840
Livey [?]
Anton Weber [Anthony Weaver] & wife
Livey [?] Hunsinger, Hanna Christina Diefenbach, both single
21
13 Sep 1840
8 Apr 1840
David  ...udens [Goodwin]
Johan Prasahn [Persun] & wife
Benjamin Drescher & wife
22
27 Sep 1840
13 Sep 1840
Jacob
Jacob Farber & wife
Carle Erle [?], preacher, and Ester, his wife
23
11 Oct 1840
28 Jun 1840
Jacob Heinrich
Joseph Junken [Yonkin] & wife
Heinrich Gräfle & wife
24
15 Nov 1847
6 Oct 1840
Johannes
Jacob Hoffa & wife
Johan Junkin [Yonkin] & wife
25
7 Feb 1841
4 Dec 1840
Carl
Carl Kienzle [Kinsley] & wife
Carl Köster, Sara Bähr, both single
26
14 Feb 1841
15 Dec 1840
Anna Barbara
Johann Schmidt & wife
Jacob Messerschmidt & wife
26 [same number]
21 Feb 1841
5 Jan 1841
Georg Washington Gall....[?possibly  Galtern]
Elias Hahn & wife
Georg Geiser & wife
27
25 Feb 1841
5 Jan 1841
Maria Magdalena
H. Hennighausen & wife
Friedrich Fu..[illegible, too dark, possibly Fucht] and wife
28
4 Apr 1841
16 Mar 1841
Faetta
Gottlieb Bärtsch & wife
Johan Bärtsch & Katharina Zuber [Suber}, both single
29
11 April 1841
16 Sep 1840
Hanna
Johann Herzig [Hartzig] & wife
Johannes Herzig & wife, the grandparents
30
16 Apr 1841
1 Mar 1841
Elisabeth Dorothea
Nikolaus Kneller & wife
Jacob Klum & wife
31
25 Apr 1841
21 Mar 1841
Maria Mattilde
Bernhard Steiner & wife
the parents of the child
32
29 Apr 1841
3 Mar 1841
Hanna
Ruben Drescher [Thrasher] & wife
Magdalena Zuber, the grandmother
33
23 May 1841
1 Apr 1841
Jacob
John Bär [Bahr, Beare and similar variations] & wife
Jacob Wenzel & wife
34
27 Jun 1841
7 Apr 1841
Carl
Joseph Köster [Kester] & wife
Carl Köster & Sara Bär, both single
35
29 Ju 1841
20 Jun 1841
Carl Heinrich Ludwig
Friedrich Matz [?] & wife
Ludwig Maier & wife
36
29 Jul 1841
1 Apr 1841
Johan Jacob
Carl L. Hinderer & wife
the child's parents
37 [crossed out, same data as in line 35]





37
8 Aug 1841
24 Jun 1841
Sara
Samuel Hunsinger & wife
Heinrich Reinbold & wife
38
22 Aug 1841
5 Jan 1819 [sic, adult baptismal]
Johanna Santee [?] maiden name Scott
[none listed]
Johan Santee (?) & wife
39
22 Aug 1841
25 May 1841
Anna Elisa
daughter of Johanna Santee [?]
Johan Santee [?] & wife, the grandparents of the child
40
30 Aug 1841
9 Mar 1841
Elisabeth
Heinrich Rauch & wife
Johan Hunsinger & wife
41
31 Aug 1841
23 Jan 1841
Daniel [_____?]
Wiljam Patter [William Potter]
Carl Erle & wife
42
17 Oct 1841
21 Aug 1841
Esther
Johan Hüber [Hieber ?]
Carl Erle, preacher, & wife
42
17 Oct 1841
21 Aug 1841
Esther
Johannes Hüber & wife
Carl Erle & wife
43
29 Aug 1841
26 Jun 1841
Peter Johannes
Heinrich Junken [Yonkin] & wife
Peter Junken & Katharina Hoffa, both single
44
25 Mar 1842
29 Oct 1841
Johannes Siegeller [Ziegler ?]
Johan Dieffenbacher & wife
Benjamin Drescher & wife
45
25 Mar 1842
24 Dec 1841
Karolina
Benjamin Drescher & wife
Johan Dieffenbacher & wife

Editor's Note: In November 2006, Carol Novak Beverlin wrote to us:How very interesting, Bob. I was named for my maternal grandmother (Caroline Hunsinger Stewart), who was named for her materal grandmother (Caroline Thrasher Landback). Wish my mother and maternal grandmother were alive so I could share this information with them. We always thought Caroline Landback's birth name was spelled with a "C", but the records at Peace Church replicated here show that it was entered with a "K" at her birth. At age 17, on January 16, 1859, she was married at Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore, PA, to Harvey Landback.
46
8 May 1842
28 Mar 1842
Friederich
Georg Siegmund F [surname illegible, but likely "Fuchs"] & wife
Friedrich Fuchs & wife
47
5 Jun 1842
18 Apr 1842
Samuel
Heinrich Reinbold & wife
Samuel Hunsinger & wife
48
14 Jun 1842
28 Mar 1842
Adam
Isaak [Jakob?] Mess[.......] & wife
the child's parents
49
19 Jun 1842
6 Apr 1842
Benjamin
Jacob Bing & wife
Benjamin Drescher & wife
50
28 Aug 1842
3 Jul 1842
Heinrich
Philip Stahl & wife
Heinrich Junken [Yonkin]& wife
51
18 Sep 1842
11 Aug 1842
Michael
John Müller [Miller] & wife
Joseph Küster [Kester]& wife
52
9 Oct 1842
26 Aug 1842
Maria Wilhelmina
Carl Erle & wife
Wilhelmina Herzig [Hartzig]
53
8 Jan 1843
9 Dec 1842
Elisabeth Katharina
Philip Miller & wife
Johann Herzig [Hartzig]& wife
54
8 Jan 1843
18 Dec 1842
Maria Susanna
Elias Hahn & wife
Heinrich Fulmer & Essie [?] McNeil, both single
55
19 Feb 1843
11 Aug 1842
Katharina
Georg Schock & wife
the parents of the child
56
4  Apr 1843
29 Dec 1842
Johan Heinrich
Johan Ludwig Heilmann & wife
the parents of the child
57
16 Apr 1843
13 Nov 1842
Hanna Lorettha
Heinrich Junken & wife
Johan Junken [Yonkin] & wife
58
23 Apr 1843
9 Oct 1839
Christiana
Wiljam Kisner & wife
the parents of the child
59
23 Apr 1843
28 Jan 1842
Maria Katharina
Wiljam Kisner & wife
the parents of the child
60
21 Mar 1843
2 Feb 1843
Jacob Heinrich
Karl Kindle [Kinsley] & wife
Jacob Wenzel & wife
61
21 Mar 1843
5 Nov 1842
Wilhelm
Christian Moser [Mosier] & wife
Johan Junken & wife
62
21 May 1843
1 Apr 1843
Maria
Johan Schmidt & wife
Peter Junken & Katharina Zuber [Suber], both single
63
28 May 1843
17 Apr 1843
Susanna
Johan Bär & wife
Jacob Wenzel & wife
64
18 Jan 1843
30 Dec 1842
Jacob Forstner
Antoni Weber [Anthony Weaver] & wife
Jacob Diefenbacher & Karolina Hoffa, both single
65
22 July 1843
6 May 1843
Luise
Johan Herzog [Hartzig] & wife
Philip Müller [Miller] & wife
66
11 Aug 1843
9 Mar 1843
Maria Machtalena
Philip Klund [Kline or Klein ?] & wife
Johan Hiber [Hieber] & wife
67
17 Sep 1843
29 July 1843
Matilda
Johan A. Heltrung & wife
the mother of the child
68
26 Nov 1843
21 June 1843
Sara
Gottlieb Bärtsch & wife
Valentin Kneller & wife
69
25 Dec 1843
8 Aug 1843
Johann
Hermann Ring & wife
Johan Ring, single
70
21 Jan 1844
August 1843 (no day given)
Matilda
Joseph Schäfer & wife
...[illegible] & Katharina Wendel
[numbers 71-80 not used due to error by pastor]





81
28 Jan 1844
15 Dec 1843
Heinrich S....[Henry S.]
Johan Diefebacher & wife
[illegible, too dark]
82
5 Mar 1844
13 Sep 1843
Tschen [Jane] Maria
Jacob Junken [Yonkin] & wife [Elizabeth Meyer]
Heinrich Junken & wife, the grandparents
83
7 Apr 1844
14 Feb 1844
Sarah
Bernhart [Bernard] Steiner & wife
Jonathan Schäfer & wife, the grandparents
84
17 Apr 1844
22 Dec 1842
Valentin
Georg Neipert [Neuber ?] & wife
Valentin [Neuber ?] Neipert
85
17 Apr 1844
11 May 1843
Karolina
Jacob Eberle [Eberlin] & wife
Carl Morgenstern & wife
86
19 May 1844
2 Mar 1844
Katharina
Ruben Drescher [Thrasher] & wife
Georg Drescher [Thrasher] & wife, the grandparents
87
10 June 1844
13 Feb 1844
Sara Anna
Philip Faust [occasionally spelled "Foust"] & wife
Philip Faust & wife, the grandparents
88
7 July 1844
Oct 1842
Luis Ferdinand
Ferdinand Rosenberger & wife
Heinrich Junken [Yonkin] Senior & wife
89
7 July 1844
Apr 1844
Christina Elisabeth
Ferdinand Rosenberger & wife
Heinrich Junken Senior & wife
90
21 July 1844
1 May 1844
Nathan
John Pr..sau [Persun ?] & wife
John Diefenbacher & wife
91
28 July 1844
12 July 1844
Karolina
Peter Junkin & wife
Heinrich Junkin & wife, the grandparents
92
12 Aug 1844
2 Aug 1843
Sara Ann
Wilhelm Kisner & wife
the parents of the child
93
8 Sep 1844
7 May 1844
Elisabeth Catharina
illegitimate daughter of Balli Williams
the wife of Philip Stahl
94
8 Sep 1844
24 Aug 1843
David
Salomon Hunsinger & wife
Martin Barth & wife
95
8 Sep 1844
25 June 1844
Karl Martin
Martin Barth & wife
[cut off at bottom of page]
96
22 Sep 1844
22 April 1844
Maria
Georg Sei [?] & wife
Georg Hehne & Emma Stahl, both single
97
22 Sep 1844
21 June 1844
Anna Maria [note on the side says "mother of Dr Biddle"; known to have had three sons who were doctors]
J. L. Heilmann & wife
Georg Fuchs & wife
98
20 Oct 1844
12 June 1844
Wilhelm
Samuel Hunsinger & wife
John Herzig [Hartzig] & wife
99
20 Oct 1844
1 Aug 1844
Katharina
Joseph Küster [Kester] & wife
Martin Barth & wife
100
15 Dec 1844
19 June 1844
Jonathan
Fränklin Nolsen [or Nelsen ?] & wife
Jonathan Schäfer & wife, the child's grandparents
101
19 Jan 1845
2 Jan 1845
Jacob
Jacob Eberle [Eberlin] & wife
the child's parents
102
2 Feb 1845
2 Nov 1844
Maria Anna
Heinrich Gräfli [Graifley] & wife
Johann Junkin [Yonkin] & wife
103
22 Feb 1845
21 Nov 1844
Abraham Elias
Elias Hahn & wife
the child's parents
104
9 Mar 18455
24 Jan 1845
Carl Friedrich Jacob
Carl Erle, preacher & wife
Jacob Messerschmidt & wife
105
16 Mar 1845
7 Jan 1845
Johannes
Joseph Bachmann & wife
Jacob Wenzel & wife
106
27 Apr 1845
28 Feb 1845
Elisabeth Katharina
Joseph Junkin [Yonkin] & wife
Johan Dieffenbacher & wife
107
27 Apr 1845
17 Mar 1845
Susanna
Berhart ["Bernhard"] Hunsinger & wife
Carl Küster [Kester] & Maria Hunsinger, both single
108
26 May 1845
24 Mar 1845
George
Georg Scho.. [illegible] & wife
the child's parents
109
22 June 1845
8 Feb 1845
Wilhelm Friederich
Carl Kienzle [Kinsley] & wife
Antonius ...über [illegible, perhaps Suber] & wife
110
29 June 1845
15 June 1845
Katharina
Johan Bär [Bahr] & wife
Peter Junkin [Yonkin] & wife
111
11 May 1845
7 March 1845
Samuel
Samuel Faust & wife
Heinrich Reinbold [Rinebold] & wife, the child's grandparents
112
13 July 1845
31 Jan 1845
Elisabeth Katharina
Christian Moser [Mosier] & wife
Johannes Herzog [Hartzig] Senior & wife
113
3 Aug 1845
13 June 1845
Wiljam
Heinrich Volmer [Fulmer] & wife
Joseph Volmer [Fulmer] & wife, the child's grandparents
114
21 Sep 1845
10 Aug 1845
Silfina [probably meant Selvina]
Carl Müller [Miller] & wife
Peter Jacobi [Jacoby] & wife
115
21 Sep 1845
16 May 1845
Emma - illegitimate child
Balli Wiljams [Williams ?]
H[illegible] Busch & wife [then below appears some text which is barely legible, which refers to the illegitimate child]
116
21 Sep 1845
4 Aug 1845
Katharina Loise
Hermann Ring & wife
the child's parents
117
16 Nov 1845
2 June 1845
Emilie Katharina
Jacob Junkin [Yonkin] & wife
Jacob Messerschmidt [Messersmith] & Katharina Maier [Meyer] , both single
118
23 Nov 1845
7 Sep 1845
Augustus
Philip Müller [Miller] & wife
Martin Barth & wife
119
23 Nov 1845
1 Sep 1845
Maria
Fränklin Nolts [?] & wife
Bernhart Steiner & wife
120
25 Jan 1846
10 July 1845
Karolina
Heinrich Junkin & wife
Karl Köster & Emma McNiel [McNeal or McNeil] *, both single
* Editor's Note: You can learn more about this family at The James McNeal Family.
121
8 Feb 1846
11 Dec 1845
Maria Machdalena
Benjamin Zuber [Suber] & wife [Catherine Hoffa]
Jacob Hoffa & wife, the child's grandparents
Editor's Notes: Interesting, if not sad, is the special notation on item 122 below. The mother seems to have died in childbirth. Also, on 28th May, 1846, several Hunsingers appear to have joined this congregation. We have an adult baptismal as well as several others with older children.
122
13 Feb 1846
27 Jan 1846
Maria Elisabeth
Friederich Trunt [?] & wife
Kornelius Herington [Cornelius Harrington] & Susanna Lützelschwab [Litzelswope]
[Note: this child was baptized at the coffin of her deceased mother]
123
4 Mar 1846
19 Feb 1846
Daniel Wiljam [William]
Johan ...rearsam [? not clear] & wife
Samuel Blank & wife
124
2 Apr 1846
1 June 1845
Johann
Johann Faust & wife
Daniel Faust & Maria Hunsinger, both single
125
5 Apr 1846
29 Jan 1846
Rosina
Jacob Schwalm & wife
Rosina Eberle [Eberlin], a single person [only one sponsor]
126
3 May 1846
22 Feb 1846
Georg
Ruben Drescher & wife
Benjamin Drescher & wife
127
10 May 1846
20 Apr 1846
Elisabeth Katharina
Wilhelm Herzog [Hartzig] & wife
Hiram Lang [Long] & Elisabeth Barth, both single
128
24 May 1846
4 Apr 1846
Johan Emanuel
Bernharth Steiner & wife
Johan Hiber [Hieber] & wife
129
28 May 1846
9 June 1822
Anna Maria Hunsinger ["Mary Ann", born Meohe or Weohe [?]-she's a married adult, the record gives her maiden name but it is illegible. According to Frank Thrasher, if the last "e" is accented, the correct pronunciation is "Verhay" or "Verhey". Verhey is actually a Dutch surname.]
[nothing mentioned]
[nothing mentioned]
130
28 May 1846
6 Sep 1845
Elisabeth
Abraham Hunsinger & wife [possibly the woman in record No. 129]
Elisabeth Hunsinger, the child's grandmother [only one sponsor]
131
28 May 1846
19 June 1837
Philina
Wiljam [William] Hunsinger & wife
Elisabeth Hunsinger, the child's grandmother [only one sponsor]
132
30 May 1846
26 Mar 1846
Hanna
Peter Junkin [Yonkin] & wife
Jacob Hoffa & wife, the child's grandparents
133
5 July 1846
4 May 1846
Katharina
Valentin Kneller & wife
Jacob Hoffa & wife, the child's grandparents
[missing item numbers 134-144]





145
25 Oct 1846
10 Apr 1846
Friederich
Peter Jacobi [Jacoby] & wife
Friederich Hunsinger and Katharina [Bahl ?], both single
[out of sequence page]
3 Apr 1836
4 Jan 1836
Hanna Christina
John Dieffenbacher and his wife, Elisabetha, born Hoffa
Jacob Dieffenbacher his wife, Christina, the grandparents of the child

The Thrasher Translations

Editor's Note: The order of presentation for this group of translations is somewhat different. We will begin with what we call Church Records, most of which appear to be birth or baptismal records. Then, we will present Birth and Baptism Records, Marriage Records, and finally Death Records in that order. For each translation into English, the original record is linked to that translation. You can examine the original by simply clicking on the link. Wherever the Editor or Translator has made a comment that is not part of the translation, the comment will appear in [brackets]. Anything else is a direct translation of the original text.

Church Records

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Birthdays
Children

1
August 15, 1818
Joseph and Mariana Kahni * Luetzelschwab ["Litzelswope"] 3rd Tochterlein Maria Elisabetha (Luetzelschwab) was born ?? ???? ?? ??
???? baptized ___ ___ Novbr:
Baptismal witnesses were Georg Boehm and his Wife Christiana born. of Brier Creek
[Note: Tochterlein = Infant or very young Daughter.]
* Editor's Note: Marie Brasington has provided several information points for this entry. As she also observes, this child is without a doubt the same Maria who will marry Friederich Trunt. In turn, their child will be baptized at the foot of her coffin on February 13, 1846. See entry # 122 below in the Births and Baptisms section.

2
October 19, 1820
Catharina Luetzelschwab * 4th Tochterlein of Joseph and Mariana Kahni Luetzelschwab ["Litzelswope"] ?? ??? baptized ???
?? ???? . ?? Kestler Febr:
Baptismal witnesses were ?? Nicolaus Hahn and ???? Elisabetha ??

both of ???.
* Editor's Note: Marie Brasington has also provided several information points for this entry. As she notes, this is undoubtedly the same Catherine Litzelswope who later married Daniel Reeser. Ironically, the parents were Catholics and are buried at St. Basil's Cemetery in Dushore [click to see their Grave Marker]. This is an example of how the local German Lutherans and Catholics collaborated in the common use of religious facilities in the period when Peace Church was the only "German church" in the area.

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3
Septbr 30, 1822
Susanna 5th ?? Tochterlein ????? ???
???? baptized ????
Cherry Twn: Lycom: Co.
?? ???? . ?? Kestler.
Baptismal witnesses were ?? Jacob Mueller and his wife
born Beichenbach both of Cherry Towns: Lycom:
*^* Editor's Note: Tony Kaney observed in August 2010 that this entry and the one right below this entry are in fact for two MORE children of Joseph and Maria Kahni Litzelswope: Susannah and Anthony. Susanna became the wife of George Baumgartner, Sr., and his widow after he was killed in the Civil War. Susannah and George were first cousins. Their mothers were sisters. See The Ancestors of Gladys Clara Smithgall for more specific information on the Litzelswope/Kahni descent. Also, you can read more and see photos of George and Susanna in The Baumgartner Emigration.



4
May 2, 1826
Antoni, ?? Sohnlein ??
?????? ??????? ???????
baptized ??? ? ??? : ??
Kestler ___ ___ ___ April
Baptismal witnesses were ?? Georg Eberlin and his wife
born:
[Note: Sohnlein = Infant or very young Son ]
*^* Editor's Note: See commnent with previous entry. Anthony subsequently married Catherine Bahl, and they had eight children. A younger sibling, Catherine Litzelswope, eventually married Peter Bahl, a brother of Catherine Bahl, and they had 14 children. So we have the not uncommon occasion of siblings marrying siblings. You can learn more about the Bahl family history in The Frawley Collection. The entire web of relationships among Litzelswope, Kahni, Bahl and Baumgartner is laid out in the the Streby History of Cherry Township.

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Birthday .......................................month in which baptized: Febr
the Children and names born the 14th Febr: 1820 in Cherry Township Lycoming Co.
Philipp Faust and his Wife Elisabeth born
Ebler [probably Epller]...9th Child,
Adam was baptized...Febr:.....
by ?? Pst. [Priest] Miller:
The Sponsors were Johannes Herzog [anglicizes to Hartzig] and his Wife born Scheideker [possibly anglicizes to Shiredecker]

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Birthday........................................month in which baptized: June
Children, names born April 18 1827
Jacob Hoffi [Hoffa] n. [and] Catharine Hoffi [Hoffa] born Schwalm
Tochterlein Caroline ????? was baptized by Priest Mueller [anglicizes to Miller]:
Sponsors were the Parents
Died September 19. 1899

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Birth??????......................................Month in which baptized: Novbr.
the Children and ??????? born the 23rd May 1827 in Brier Creek Towns, Columbia Co.
Lewis Zaner and his Wife Eva born Kreishel
?? . Sohnlein with name Adam was baptized ???
?? Pst [Priest]: Benninger. the
Sponsors were: Heinrich Wagner and his
Wife Catharina born aborn Kerns, both in Brier Creek, Columbia Co.

born the 9th November 1829 in Cherry Towns: Lycoming County
Lewis Zaner and his Wife Evborn a Kreishel ?? . Sohnlein with
name Eleazer was baptized ?? ?? Pst. [Priest] John Miller.
The Sponsors were the Parents

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John Moser "n" [and] ???? ????
Housewife Elisabethborn a ?? Bivi ??
was born the 21st May (1832)
a Daughter ??? on 16th June 1832
? ? ? . Baptismal ??? ??
????? H Schellhauser
the Name Helena received.
Sponsors the Parents

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Sam Hunsinger "n" [and] ???? ????
Housewife Sarah born Probst
was the 31st December 1835
a Sohnlein born, ?????
? . ? . H. Baptismal.
the Name Bernlan received
? ? Pst. [Priest] Schmeckenbeker [Schmeckenbecker]
Sponsors were ????? ?????
[Note: Sohnlein = Infant or very young Son ]

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John Diffenbacher "n" [and] ????
???? Housewife Elisabethborn a Hoffa
?? ?? 4 January 1836
a Daughter ? ?? born ??
? 3rd April 1836 ? Pas. [Pastor?] Earl ? ????? ? ? ???? Baptism
the Name Hanna Cristina received
Sponsors were Jacob Diffenbacher
"n" [and] his Housewife Cristina
the Grandparents of the Child
[Note: Born = Jan 4, 1836; Bapt.= April 3, 1836]

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14. 1830. A House of Jacob Miller
in Cherry Township Lycoming Co.
[Note: It is not clear what the significance, if any, might be for this extraneous comment.]

Birth and Baptism Records: 1827-1843

Early Births: Kochersperger

Birthday the Children and ____ born to: [This entry serves as a kind of column heading.]
Georg Jacob Kochersperger
and Catharina Eyer ? ?
the 29th December 1829
Tochterlein [a little daughter] Catharine ????
was baptized the 16th January 1830
in Cherry Township Lycoming Co.
Priest Phillip Miller
Sponsors were Jacob Miller and his Wife born Darter

Early Births: Miller

To John and Elisab. Miller born Betz ???
Birthday of Child Aug 7 1827
Rebecca was baptized Aug.??? [probably 1827]
Baptismal witnesses [we subsequently use the term "sponsors" interchangeably for this category] were
Philipp Faust and his wife brn. Epler
both of Cherry Towns:

To ?????: John Miller and Catharinborn a Drescher
Sohnlein [infant son] John Georg born February 22, 1828 Cherry Township Lyc. Co
was baptized February by Priest Miller:
Baptismal witnesses were Father [of the mother] Georg Drescher and
his wife Cathar: born Fox [Fuchs]
both of Cherry Township

Maria Anna ?? ?????? Tochterlein born January Cherry Township
[infant duaghter] of ?????: J. Miller and
C. born Dresch: ?? was baptized [in] March by Priest Miller
The Sponsors were the Parents

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Jacob Pain and his wife ??___?? Schaman [Sherman?]
was a Son born.... [next part seems to indicate role of Rev. Schmeckenbecker]
The Name William received.br> Sponsors were Joseph Yanken [Yonkin] & Rebecca Schaman [Sherman?].

H. George Walls, born 26 Oct.1834, Bapt. 16 Oct.1836.

Allen Betz, born 17 June 1836, bapt. 16 Oct.1836.

Jesaias Kister [Josiah or Joseph Kester], born 23 July 1836, bapt. 16 Oct.1836.

Parsawell [Percival] Wenzel, born 3 Aug.1836, bapt 16 Oct.1836.

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1. A Boy for Philip Heberle & Wife., bapt. 3 July 1839, born in Jan.1839

2. A Daughter of Henry Hausen & Wife, bapt. the 3 July 1839, born the 1 May 1839, the Baptismal witnesses were the mutual Parents, first born was given the Name John Henry, second born was given the Name Katharina
[Notes: Apparently, there was one birth but two baptisms--one for this child and one for her older brother. Also, "mutual parents" would be the grandparents from both sides]

3. A Boy of Antoni Weber [Anthony Weaver] & Wife., bapt. 14 July 1839, born 4 July 1839, received the Name Jbrahim [Abraham], Sponsors were Benjamin Drescher & Wife.
[Note: The name "Ibrahim" is still active in both Europe and North America and is pronounced "Ee-bra-heem"; this is also the Muslim version and pronunciation of the name.]

4. A Boy of Carl Schmekembacher & Wife., bapt. 29 Aug.1839, born 30 April 1839, received the Name Carl, Sponsors were Johan Bar [John Bahr] & Wife, __Senior__

5. A Boy of Wilhelm Patter [William Potter] & Wife, bapt. 29 Sept. 1839, born 21 March 1839, received the Name Wilhelm (William), Sponsors were John Hunsinger & Wife, Grandparents.

6. A Girl of Joseph Kaster [Kester] & Wife, bapt. 17 Nov.1839, born 8 July 1839, received the Name Ellen, the Sponsor, Johan Herzoch [John Hartzig] & Wife.
[We prefer "Hartzig" to "Hertzog" or "Herzog" for this translation because we know the Hartzig family was prevalent in the community at this time, but are not aware of a Hertzog presence.]

7. A Son of Wilhelm Herzoch [William Hartzig] & Wife, born 17 Aug.1839, bapt. 24 Nov.1839, received the Name Samuel Benjamin, the Sponsor, Johan Bar [John Bahr] & his Wife.

8. A Girl of Philip Muller & Wife, born 13 Dec.1839, bapt. 15 Dec.1839, the Sponsor, Tohaimes Herzoch [Thomas Hartzig] & his Wife, received the Name Anna.

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[Note: No records number 9, 10, or 11 have been located.]

12. A Girl of Martin Barth & Wife, born 6 Aug.1839, bapt. 16 Feb.1840, received the Name Serileina, Sponsor Philip Muller & his Wife.

13. A Girl of Eisich Mas [Isaac Moss] & his Wife, born 9 Oct.1839, bapt. 16 Feb.1840, received the Name Anna Maria, Sponsor Gottlieb Bartsch [Bartch] & his Wife.

14. A Son of Heinrich Reinbold & his Wife, born 24 March 1840, bapt. 31 May 1840, received the Name Heinrich, Sponsor Johan Bar [John Bahr] & his Wife.

[Note: Entry number 15 was not used for some reason, perhaps just by accident.]

16. A Son of Jacob Bieg [Bigg, Beek, or Berg?] & his Wife, born the 24 Julius [July] 1840, bapt. 12 Aug.1840, received the Name Jacob Georg, Sponsors, Jacob [James] Gallahger & his Wife and Georg Eberly, unmarried.

17. A Son of Benjamin Drescher & his Wife, born 26 May 1840, bapt. 23 Aug.1840, received the Name Benjamin, Sponsor Heinrich Hennighausen & his Wife.

18. A Girl of Johannes Lonbeck [John Landback] & his Wife, born 20 June 1840, bapt. 23 Aug.1840, received the Name Sara, Sponsor, Jacob Gallahger & his Wife.

19. A Son of Georg G. Geiser & his Wife, born 29 June 1840, bapt. 23 Aug.1840, received the Name Christian Elias Adolf, Sponsors, Elias Hahn & his Wife; Friederich Hahn & his Wife, Son of Elias Hahn
[Note: meaning we presume that Friedrich is the son of Elias Hahn].

Birth and Baptism Records: 1844-1855

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66. A Daughter of Philip Klund & his Wife, born 9 March 1843, bapt. 11 Aug.1843, received the Name Maria Machtalena (Magdalena), The sponsors were John Hieber & his Wife.

67. A Daughter of John A. Haltrung & his Wife, born 29 July 1843, bapt. 17 Sept.1843, received the Name Matilda, the sponsor was the Mother of the Child.

68. A Daughter of Gottlieb Bartsch & his Wife, born 21 June 1843, bapt. 26 Nov.1843, received the Name Sara, the sponsors were Valentin Kneller & his Wife.

69. A Son of Herrmann Ring & his Wife, born 8 Aug.1843, bapt. 25 Dec.1843, received the Name John, the sponsor was John Ring, unmarried.

70. A Daughter of Joseph Schafer & his Wife, born ___ Aug.1843, bapt. 21 Jan.1844, received the Name Madilda [Matilda], the sponsors were K{??} and Katharina Wendel [Wandell? Wentzel?].

[Note: Records number 70-80 were skipped, most likely due to error.]

81. A Son of John Diefenbacher [Dieffenbach] & his Wife, born 15 Dec.1843, bapt. 28 Jan.1844, received the Name Heinrich Silvester, the sponsors were Antoni Waber [Weaver] & his Wife.

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82. A Daughter of Jacob Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 13 Sept.1843, bapt. 5 March 1844, received the Name Tschen [Jane] Maria, the sponsors were Heinrich Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

83. A Daughter of Bernhart Gainer & his Wife, born 14 Feb,1844, bapt. 7 April 1844, received the Name Sarah, the sponsors were Jonathan Schafer & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

84. A Son of Georg Neigart [?] & his Wife, born 22 Dec.1842, bapt. 17 April 1844, received the Name Valentin, the sponsor was Valentin Neigart [?].

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85. A Daughter of Jacob Eberle [Eberlin] & his Wife, born 11 March 1843, bapt. 17 April 1844, received the Name Karolina, the sponsors were Carl Morgenstern & his Wife.

86. A Daughter of Ruben Drescher & his Wife, born 2 March 1844, bapt, 19 May 1844, received the Name Katharina, the sponsors were Georg Drescher & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.
[Note: Drescher is the ancestral spelling of the name that became anglicized as "Thrasher".]

87. A Daughter of Philip Faust & his Wife, born 13 Feb,1844, bapt. 10 June 1844, received the Name Sara Anna, the sponsors were Philip Faust & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

88 & 89. Two Children of Ferdinanth Rosenberger & his Wife, a Son born in Oct.1842, bapt. 7 July 1844, received the Name Luis Ferdinanth. A Daughter born in April 1844, bapt. The 7 July 1844, received the Name Christina Elizabeth. The sponsors were Heinrich Yunkin [Yonkin] /senior/ & his Wife.

90. A Son of John Presan [Persun] & his Wife, born 1 May 1844, bapt. 21 July 1844,received the Name Nathan, the sponsors were John Diefenbach & his Wife.

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91. A Daughter of Peter Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 12 July 1844, bapt. 28 July 1844, received the Name Karolina, the sponsors were Henrich Yunkin [Heinrich or "Henry" Yonkin] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

92. A Daughter of Wm. Kisner & his Wife, born 2 Aug.1843, bapt. 12 Aug.1843, received the Name Sara Ann, sponsors were the parents of the Child.

93. An out of wedlock Daughter of Balli Williams, born 7 May 1844, bapt 8 Sept.1844, received the Name Elizabeth Katharina, sponsor was the Wife of Philip Stahl.

94. A Son of Saloman [Solomon] Hunsinger & his Wife, born 24 Aug.1843, bapt. 8 Sept.1844, received the Name David, the sponsors were Martin Barth & his Wife.

95. A Son of Martin Barth & his wife, born 25 June 1844, bapt. 8 Sept.1844, received the Name Carl Martin, the sponsors were John Herzog [Hartzig] & his Wife.

96. A Daughter of Georg Seig and & his Wife, born 20 April 1844, bapt. 22 Sept.1844, received the Name Maria, sponsors were Georg Heh?e & Emma Stahl, both unmarried.

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97. A Daughter of J.L.Heilmann & his Wife, born 21 June 1844, bapt. 22 Sept.1844, received the Name Anna Barbara, sponsors were Georg Fuchs [George Fox] & his Wife.

98. A Son of Sinei [Samuel] Hunsinger & his Wife, born 19 June 1844, bapt. 20 Oct.1844, received the Name Wilhelm ( Wm.), sponsors were John Herzog [Hartzig] /senior/ & his Wife.

99. A Daughter of Joseph Kasler [Kester] & his Wife, born 1 Aug.1844, bapt. 20 Oct.1844, received the Name Katharina, sponsors were Martin Barth & his Wife.

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1844-1845


100. A Son of Franklin Nolsen & his Wife, born 19 June 1844, bapt. 15 Dec.1844, received the Name Jonathan, sponsors were Jonathan Schafer & his Wife, [rest of text is illegible on this copy].

101. A Son of Jacob Eberle [Eberlin], born 2 Jan.1845, bapt. 19 Jan.1845, Named Jacob, the sponsors were the Eberle [Eberlin] Children.

102. A Daughter of Heinrich Grafli [Graiffly] & his Wife, born 2 Nov.1844, bapt. 2 Feb.1845, received the Name Maria Anna, sponsors were John Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife.

103. A Son of Elias Hahn & his Wife, born 21 Nov.1844, bapt. 23 Feb.1845, received the Name Abraham Elias, sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

104. A Son of Carl Erle, Preacher, & his Wife, born 24 Jan.1845, bapt. 9 March 1845, Named Carl Friedrich Jacob, sponsors were Jacob Messerschmidt [Messersmith] & his Wife.

105. A Son of Joseph Sayman & his Wife, born 7 Jan.1845, bapt. 16 March 1845, received the Name Johannes, sponsors were Jacob Wendel [Wandell? Wentzell?] & his Wife.

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106. A Daughter of Joseph Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 28 Feb.1845, bapt. 27 April 1845, received the Name Elizabeth Katharina, sponsors were John Diffenbacher [Dieffenbach(er)] & his Wife.

107. A Daughter of Berhart [Bernhard] Hunsinger & his Wife, born 17 March 1845, bapt. 27 April 1845, received the Name Susanna, sponsors were Carl Kaster [Kester] & Maria Hunsinger, both unmarried.

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1845


108. A Son of Georg Schock & his Wife, born 24 March 1845, bapt. 26 May 1845, received the Name George, The witnesses were the Parents of the Child.

109. A Son of Carl Kinzle [Kinsley] & his Wife, born 8 Feb.1845, bapt. 22 June 1845, received the Name Wilhelm [William] Friedrich, sponsors were Antonie Waber [Weaver] & his Wife.

110. A Daughter of John Bar [Bahr] & his Wife, born 15 June 1845, bapt. 29 June 1845, received the Name Katharina, sponsors were Peter Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife.

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111. A Son of Samuel Faust [or "Foust"] & his Wife, born 7 March 1845, bapt. 11 May 1845, received the Name Samuel, sponsors were Heinrich Reinbold & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

112. A Daughter of Christian Moser [Mosier] & his Wife, born 31 Jan.1845, bapt. 13 July 1845, received the Name Elizabeth Katharina, sponsors were Johannes (Jonas) Herzog [Hartzig] /senior/ & his Wife.

113. A Son of Henrich Volmer [Fulmer] & his Wife, born 13 June 1845, bapt. 3 Aug.1845, received the Name William, sponsors were Joseph Volmer [Fulmer] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

114. A Daughter of Joel Muller [Miller] & his Wife, born 10 Oct.1845, bapt. 21 Sept.1845, received the Name Silfina, sponsors were Peter Jacobe & his Wife.

115. An out of wedlock Daughter of Balli Williams, born 16 May 1845, bapt. 21 Sept.1845, received the Name Emma, sponsors were Xaver Fusch [Xavier Fox or perhaps Futch] & his Wife.
* The second child that was the result of the mother and its own father.

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1845-1846


116. A Daughter of Hermann Ring & his Wife, born 4 Aug.1845, bapt. 21 Sept.1845, received the Name Katharina Louisa, sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

117. A Daughter of Jacob Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 2 June 1845, bapt. 16 Nov.1845, received the Name Emilia [Emelia] Katharina, sponsors were Jacob Messerschmidt [Messersmith] & Katharina Maier [Moyer], both unmarried.

118. A Son of Philip Muller [Miller] & his Wife, born 7 Sept.1845, bapt. 23 Nov.1845, received the Name Augustus, sponsors were Martin Barth & his Wife.

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119. A Daughter of Franklin Nolts & his Wife, born 1 Sept.1845, bapt. 23 Nov.1845, received the Name Maria, sponsors were Bernhart Steiner & his Wife.

120. A Daughter of Heinrich Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 20 July 1845, bapt. 25 Jan.1846, received the Name Emma Karolina, sponsors were Carl Kaster [Kester] & Emma McNiel [McNeil or McNeal], both unmarried.

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121. A Daughter of Benjamin Zuber [Suber] & his Wife, born 11 Dec.1845, bapt. 8 Feb.1846, received the Name Maria Machdalena [Magdalena], the sponsors were Jacob Hasse [Hoffa] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

122. A Daughter of Friederich [Frederick] Trunt & his Wife, born 27 Jan.1846, bapt. 13 Feb.1846, received the Name Maria Elizabeth, Sponsors were Kornelius Herington [Harrington] & Susanna Lutzelshwab [Litzelschwab or -swope]. This child was baptized at the coffin of its dead mother.

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123. A Son of John Preasan [Persun] & his Wife, born 19 Feb.1846, bapt. 4 March 1846, received the Name Daniel Wiljim [William], sponsors were Samuel Blank [?] & his Wife.

124. A Son of John Faust & his Wife, born 1 June 1845, bapt. 2 April 1846, received the Name John, sponsors were Daniel Faust & Maria Hunsinger, both unmarried.

125. A Daughter of Jacob Schran & his Wife, born 29 Jan.1846, bapt. 5 April 1846, received the Name Rosina, the sponsor was Rosina Eberle [Eberlin], unmarried.

126. A Son of Ruben Drescher [Reuben Thrasher] & his Wife, born 22 Feb.1846, bapt. 3 May 1846, received the Name Georg, the sponsors were Benjamin Drescher & his Wife.

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127. A Daughter of Wm. Herzog [Hartzig] & his Wife, born 20 April 1846, bapt. 10 May 1846, received the Name Elizabeth Katharina, sponsors were Hiram Lang [Long] & Elizabeth Barth, unmarried.

128. A Son of Berharth [Bernard] Steiner & his Wife, born 4 April 1846, bapt. 24 May 1846, received the Name John Emanuel, sponsors were John Hiber [Heiber] & his Wife.

129. Maria Anna Hunsinger, born Weohe [Verhey], was born 9 June 1822, Bapt. 28 May 1846, & received the Name Maria Anna.

130. A Daughter of Abraham Hunsinger & his Wife, born 6 Sept.1845, bapt. 28 May 1846, received the Name Elizabeth, the sponsor was Elizabeth Hunsinger, the Grandmother of the Child.

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131. A Daughter of Wm. Hunsinger & his Wife, born 19 June 1837, bapt. 28 May 1846, received the Name Vanlina [Vialina?], the sponsor was Elizabeth Hunsinger, the Grandmother of the Child.

132. A Daughter of Peter Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 26 March 1846, bapt. 30 May 1846, received the Name Hanna, sponsors were Jacob Hasse [Hoffa] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

133. A Daughter of Valentin Kneller & his Wife, born 4 May 1846, bapt 5 July 1846, received the Name Katharina, the sponsors were Jacob Hasse [Hoffa] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

134. A Daughter of John Diefenbacher [Dieffenbach or Dieffenbacher] & his Wife, born 19 March 1846, bapt 12 July 1846, received the Name Katharina Anna Julianna, sponsors were Thomas Messerschmitt [Messersmith] & his Wife.

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135. A Daughter of Adam Drescher & his Wife, born 6 Feb.1843, bapt. 26 July 1846, received the Name Elizabeth Karolina, the sponsor was Widow Diefenbach, the Grandmother of the Child.

136. A Daughter of Heinrich Barens & his Wife, born 25 April 1843, bapt. 28 July 1846, received the Name Emmilia, the Sponsor was Anna Katharina Schmidt, the Grandmother of the Child.

137. A Son the 23rd May 1844, bapt. the 28 July 1846, received the Name Christoffel [Christopher], The Sponsor was Christoffel Schmidt.

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138. A Daughter of Heinrich Barens & his Wife, born 14 Dec.1845, bapt. 28 July 1846, received the Name Sophie, the Sponsor was Sophie Platz.

139. A Daughter of Heinrich Reinbold [also, "Rinebold"] & his Wife, born 30 Nov.1845, bapt. 23 Aug.1846, received the Name Hanna, sponsors were Johannes (Jonas) Herzog {Hartzig] & his Wife.

140. A Daughter of John Georg Hennig & his Wife, born 27 Sept 1845, bapt. 26 Aug 1846, received the Name Eva Barbara, Sponsors were Georg Fuchs [Fox] & his Wife.

141. A Son of John Heilmann & his Wife, born 1 May 1846, bapt. 6 Sept.1846, received the Name John George, Sponsors were Georg Fuchs [Fox] & his Wife.

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142. A Daughter of Jacob Eberle [Eberlin] & his Wife, born 25 Aug.1846, bapt. 11 Sept.1846, received the Name Rosina, the Sponsor was Rosina Eberle, unmarried.

143. A Daughter of John Herzog [Hartzig] & his Wife, born 8 July 1846, bapt. 13 Sept.1846, received the Name Lusinda [Lucinda], Sponsors were Wm. Herzog & his Wife.

144. A Son of Samuel Faust [also, "Foust"] & his Wife, born 5 Aug.1846, bapt. 25 Oct.1846, received the Name Aaron, Sponsors were Philip Faust & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

145. A Son of Peter Jacobi [Jacoby] & his Wife, born 10 April 1846, bapt. 25 Oct.1846, received the Name Friederich, Sponsors were Friederich Hunsinger & Katharina Baal [Bahl], both unmarried.

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1846-1847


146. A Daughter of Samuel Hunsinger & his Wife, born 1 Aug.1846, bapt. 25 Oct.1846, received the Name Susanna, Sponsors were Martin Barth & his Wife.

147. A Son of Thomas Messerschmidt [Messersmith] & his Wife, born 21 Sept,1846, bapt. 1 Nov.1846, received the Name John Jacob, Sponsors were Jacob Messerschmidt & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

148. A Daughter of William Kisner & his Wife, born 1 June 1846, bapt. 12 Nov.1846, received the Name Amelia Elizabeth, the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

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149. A Daughter of John Schmidt & his Wife, born 31 Jan.1847, bapt. 21 March 1847, received the Name Maria Karolina, Sponsors were Benjamin Zuber [Suber] & his Wife.

150. A Son of Gottlieb Bartsch & his Wife, born 12 Sept.1846, bapt. 4 April 1847, received the Name Jacob, Sponsors were Jacob Haste [Hoffa?] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

151. A Daughter of Benjamin Drescher & his Wife, born 3 Feb.1847, bapt. 4 April 1847, received the Name Maria Emende [Amanda], Sponsors were Ruben Drescher & his Wife.

152. A Daughter of Elias Hahn & his Wife, born 29 Nov.1846, bapt. 11 April 1847, received the Name Emma Karolina, Sponsors were Johannes [John] Barth & Emma McNiel [McNeal], both unmarried.

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1847


153. An out of wedlock Son of Sarah Hallacher & Edmund Preson [Persun], born 11 April 1847, bapt. 23 May 1847, received the Name Edmund, Sponsors were Joseph Fulmer & his Wife.

154. A Daughter of Georg Schot [Schock?] & his Wife, born 9 Jan.1847, bapt. 3 June 1847, received the Name Karolina, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

155. A Daughter of George Neugert [Neuber] & his Wife, born 7 June 1847, bapt. 11 July 1847, received the Name Christina, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

156. A Daughter of John Faust [also "Foust"] & his Wife, born 19 Feb.1847, bapt. 23 May 1847, received the Name Elizabeth, Sponsors were Konrath [Conrad] Rohe & his Wife.

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157. A Daughter of Heinrich Vollmer & his Wife, born 14 July 1847, bapt. 19 Sept.1847, received the Name Ellen, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

158. A Daughter of Jacob Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 10 April 1847, bapt. 10 Oct.1847, received the Name Elizabeth Ellen, Sponsors were John Yunkin & his Wife.

159. A Son of Joel Muller [Miller] & his Wife, born 14 May 1847, bapt. 17 Oct.1847, received the Name Adam, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child & Adam Faust, unmarried.

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1847 - 1848


160. A Son of Ruben Reinbold & his Wife, born 15 June 1847, bapt. 27 Oct.1847, received the Name Jacob, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

161. A Son of Antoni Waber [Anthony Weaver] & his Wife, born 4 July 1847,bapt. 31 Oct.1847, received the Name Carl Wm. , Sponsors were Carl L. Erle, Lutheran Preacher, & his Wife.

162. A Daughter of Joseph Kaster [Kester] & his Wife, born 14 Aug.1847, bapt. 7 Nov.1847, received the Name Sara, Sponsors were Wm. Herzog [Hartzig] & his Wife.

163. A Daughter of Georg Drescher [or "Thrasher"] & his Wife, born 1 June 1847, bapt. 21 Nov.1847, received the Name Katharina Anna, Sponsors were Benjamin Drescher & his Wife.

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164. A Daughter of John L. Heilmann & his Wife, born 21 Sept.1847, bapt. 24 Dec.1847, received the Name Maria Machdalena [Magdalena], Sponsors were Philip Klund & his Wife.

165. A Son of Heinrich Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 26 June 1847, bapt. 12 Jan.1848, received the Name Eduard [Edward] Winfield, Sponsors were Jacob Wenzel & his Wife.

166. A Daughter of Heinrich Graflie [Henry Graiffly] & his Wife, born 10 Aug.1847, bapt. 12 Jan.1848, received the Name Emilie Susanna, Sponsors were Jacob Wenzel & his Wife.

167. A Daughter of Bernhard Hunsinger & his Wife, born 29 Oct.1847, bapt 12 Jan.1848, received the Name Esther, Sponsors were Christian Hunsinger & his Wife.

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1848


168. A Son of Pastor Earl B. Erle & his Wife, born 21 Nov.1847, bapt. 13 Jan.1848, received the Name Augustus Martin Luther, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child & Pastor Bahl [Isaiah Bahl].

169. A Son of Benjamin Zuber [Suber] & his Wife, born 17 Nov.1847, bapt. 23 Jan.1848, received the Name Jacob John, Sponsors were John Dieffenbach & his Wife.

170. A Daughter of Bernhard Waber [Weaver] & his Wife, born 9 April 1846, bapt. 13 Feb.1848, received the Name Maria Zsjehne [Jane], Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

171. A Son of John Prason [Persun] & his Wife, born 27 Feb.1848, bapt. 5 April 1848, received the Name Carl, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

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172. A Son of Peter Bar [Bahr] & his Wife, born 10 March 1848, bapt. 16 April 1848, received the Name Adam, Sponsors were John Schmidt & his Wife.

173. A Daughter of Franklin Holsen & his Wife, born 10 Dec.1846, bapt. 21 April 1848, received the Name Henrijette [Henrietta], Sponsors were Jacob Wenzel & his Wife.

174. A Son of Philip Faust & his Wife, born 3 June 1847, bapt. 23 April 1848, received the Name Wilhelm [William], Sponsors were Johannes [Jonas or "John"] Herzog & his Wife.

175. A Son of Paul Wilijams [Williams] & his Wife, born in December 1847, bapt. 23 April 1848, received the Name John Wm. , Sponsors were John Ring & his Wife.

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176. A Daughter of Hermann Ring & his Wife, born 23 March 1848, bapt. 23 April 1848, received the Name Julia Eva, Sponsors were Luis [Louis] Zaner & his Wife.

177. A Daughter of Daniel Faust & his Wife, born 14 Feb.1848, bapt. 23 April 1848, received the Name Susanna, Sponsors were Christian Hunsinger & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

178. A Son of John Ring & his Wife, born 25 March 1848, bapt. 23 April 1848, received the Name John Hermann, Sponsors were Hermann Ring & his Wife.

179. A Son of Peter Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 27 March 1848, bapt. 9 May 1848, received the Name Adam, Sponsors were Heinrich Grafli [Henry Graiffly] & his Wife.

180. A Daughter of Amos Rieser [Reeser] & his Wife, born 16 Feb.1847, bapt. 28 May 1848, received the Name Anna Juliana, Sponsor was Christina Diffenbach [Dieffenbach], the Grandmother of the Child.

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181. A Son of Nikolaus Kneller & his Wife, born 26 Aug.1847, bapt. 9 July 1848, received the Name Carl, Sponsors were Valentin Kneller & his Wife.

182. A Daughter of Valentin Kneller & his Wife, born 8 April 1848, bapt. 9 July 1848, received the Name Hanna, Sponsors were Nikolaus Kneller & his Wife.

183. An out of wedlock Son of Carl Kaster [Kester] & Elizabeth Barth, born 5 March 1848, bapt. 27 July 1848, received the Name Samuel, Sponsors were Joseph Kaster & his Wife.

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184. A Son of Theyer [Taper] Hunsinger & his Wife, born 29 June 1848, bapt. 2 Aug.1848, received the Name Carl Friemann, the Sponsors were Carl L. Erle, Preacher, and a Syvester Wilhelmina Hartzig.

185. A Son of Martin Barth & his Wife, born 29 April 1848, bapt. 6 Aug.1848, received the Name Elias Franciskus [Francis], Sponsors were Elias Hahn & his Wife.

186. A Daughter of Joseph Schafer & his Wife, born 1 Jan.1848, bapt. 6 Aug.1848, received the Name Elemonte [??], Sponsors were John Barth & Rebecka Hunsinger, both unmarried.

187. An out of wedlock Daughter of August Mulheim [Milheim?] & Sofyhia Maires [Sophia Moyer], born 28 March 1847, bapt. 20 Aug.1848, received the Name Elizabeth Anna, Sponsors were Jacob Hallacher & his Wife.

188. A Daughter of Samuel Hunsinger & his Wife, born 30 June 1848, bapt. 27 Aug.1848, received the Name Lidia [Lydia], Sponsors were Friederich Hahn & his Wife.

[Editor's Note: The next set of records in this sequence, which would normally be numbered 189-191, are either missing or were numbered out of order. We go on to the next record, which starts once again with number 186, and picks up the history in 1871. Later on, at Original Page 37 below, we will return to 1848 and years thereafter.]

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Births and Baptisms
Aug 1871 to Jan 1873)


186. Ferdinand Drese & his Wife Elizabeth, born a Fatze, was a Daughter born 7 Aug.1871, bapt. 12 Nov.1871, & received the Name Emilie Auguste, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

187. John Heilmann & his Wife Margaretha, born a Utz, was a Son born 3 Sept.1871, bapt. 12 Nov.1871, & received the Name Georg Friedrich, Sponsors were Friedrich Utz & Maria Hoffa, both unmarried.

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188. Jacob Hoffa & his Wife Elizabeth, born a Mader **, was a Daughter born 4 Jan.1872, bapt. 10 Jan.1872, & received the Name Emma Karolina, the Sponsor was Widow Maria Hoffa.

189. Augustus Miller & his Wife Delina Ann, born a Waber [Weaver], was a Son born 8 Oct.1871, bapt. 13 Jan.1872, & received the Name Heinrich Elenson, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

190. Emanuel Hieber & his Wife Maria, born a Hennighauser, was a Son born 1 Dec.1871, bapt. 21 April 1872, & received the Name Frank Daniel, Sponsors were Goodwin [Godwin] Person & his Wife.

191. John Hoffa & his Wife Minerva, born a Person, was a Daughter born 19 April 1872, bapt. 23 June 1872, & received the Name Bessy Jane, Sponsors were John Persun & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

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192. George Hettig & his Wife Anna, born a Rettberg, was a Daughter born 17 March 1872, bapt. 6 Oct.1872, & received the Name Lina Scharlotte [Lena Charlotte], the Sponsor was Mrs. Scharlotte Rettberg, the Grandmother of the Child.

193. Edwien Meyer & his Wife Emma Katharina, born a Yunkin [Yonkin], was a Son born 2 June 1872, bapt. 27 Oct.1872, & received the Name Lewellen Georg [Llewellyn George], Sponsors were Jacob Yunkin & his Wife, the Grandparents.

194. Goodwin D. Persun & his Wife Esther, born a Hieber, was a Son born 18 Aug.1872, bapt. 27 Oct.1872, & received the Name "Horatio Merlin", Sponsor was Widow Maria Margaretha Hieber, the Grandmother of the Child.

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195. John Gotthold Meyer & his Wife Scharlotte [Charlotte], born a Wolkmann, was a Son born 7 Sept.1872, bapt. 25 Nov.1872, & received the Name Friedrich Wm. , Sponsor was Carl Heinrich Schulz.

196. Friedrich Schulz & his Wife Louisa, born a Becker, was a Son born 17 April 1872, bapt. 25 Nov.1872, received the Name Wm. Hermann, Sponsor was Carl Heinrich Schulz.

197. Solon Heverly & his Wife Karolina, born a Graef [Graff], was a Son born 4 Dec.1872, bapt. 15 Jan.1873, & received the Name Jesse Daniel, Sponsor was the Parents of the Child.

[Note: The following pages return to 1848 and thereafter. There was some sort of error in the numbering sequence originally used in creating these records.]

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1848-1849


192. A Son of Jacob Eberle [Eberlin] & his Wife, born 30 Oct.1848, bapt. 1 Jan.1849, received the Name John Georg, Sponsors were Georg Eberle & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

193. A Son of Gottlieb Eberle & his Wife, born 18 Dec.1848, bapt. 1 Jan.1849, received the Name Wiljam [William] Franklin, Sponsors were Jacob Eberle & his Wife.

194. A Son of Friederich Trunth [Trunt] & his Wife, born 24 Nov.1848, bapt. 21 Jan.1849, received the Name Vicktor, Sponsors were Hiram Lang [Long] & Vicktoria Ritschle [Richlin], both unmarried.

195. A Daughter of Joseph Kaster [Kester] & his Wife, born 9 Nov.1848, bapt. 18 Feb.1849, received the Name Elizabeth Rachel, Sponsors were Philip Stahl & his Wife.

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196. A Daughter of Philip Klund & his Wife, born 8 Nov.1848, bapt. 4 March 1849, received the Name Luisa, Sponsors were Jacob Kraus & Sara Halacher, both unmarried.

197. An out of wedlock Son of John Schmidt & Elizabeth Naas, born __ Jan.1846, bapt. 29 April 1849, received the Name John, Sponsors were Paul Hunsinger & his Wife, the Foster parents of the Child.

198. A Daughter of Benjamin Drescher [Thrasher] & his Wife, born 6 Jan.1849, bapt. 29 April 1849, received the Name Hanna, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

199. A Daughter of Livy [Levi] Hunsinger & his Wife [Note: Known to be Esther Frey], born 17 March 1849, bapt. 6 May 1849, received the Name Voianna [Fianna], Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

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1849


200. A Daughter of Samuel Faust [Foust] & his Wife, born 9 July 1848, bapt. 13 May 1849, received the Name Livyne [Lavinia], Sponsors were Heinrich Reinbold [Rinebold] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

201. A Son of Georg Baider [Bader?] & his Wife, born 12 Nov.1848, bapt. 27 May 1849, received the Name Luis Cass [Louis C ?], Sponsors were Heinrich Reinbold & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

202. A Daughter of Elias Hahn & his Wife, born 19 Feb.1849, bapt. 10 June 1849, received the Name Lidia Zshene Lydia Jane], Sponsors were Samuel McNiel [McNeal] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

203. A son of Jacob Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 11 Dec.1848, bapt. 24 June 1849, received the Name Georg Washington, Sponsors were Joseph Yunkin & his Wife.

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204. A Daughter of Gottlieb Bartsh [Bartch] & his Wife, born 26 April 1849, bapt. 24 June 1849, received the Name Hanna, Emma, Lydia, Sponsors were Ruben Drescher & his Wife.

205. A Son of Joel Muller [Miller] & his Wife, born 12 May 1849, bapt. 8 July 1849, received the Name David, Sponsors were John Herzog [Hartzig] & his Wife.

206. A Daughter of John Faust & his Wife, born 28 Sept.1848, bapt. 8 July 1849, received the Name Loretha [Loretta], Sponsor was Elizabeth Yunkin [Yonkin], Wife of H. Yunkin senior.

207. A Son of Wiljam [William] Kisner & his Wife, born 13 Feb.1849, 22 July 1849, received the Name Jefferson, Sponsors were John Lanback [Landback] & his Wife.

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208. A Son of Amos Rieser [Reeser] & his Wife, born 30 Sept.1848, bapt. 5 Aug.1849, received the Name Leyman [Lyman], Sponsors were Antoni Waber [Weaver] & his Wife.

209. A Son of Philip Muller & his Wife, born 18 June 1849, bapt. 5 Aug.1849, received the Name Heinrich, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

210. A Daughter of Georg Schock [Schock] & his Wife, born 21 May 1849, bapt. 12 Aug.1849, received the Name Hellena [Helena], Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

211. A Daughter of Heinrich Vollmer [Fulmer] & his Wife, born 5 June 1849, bapt. 19 Aug.1849, received the Name Sara Anna, Sponsors were Jonathan Schafer [Shaffer] & his Wife.

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212. A Daughter of John Prason [Persun] & his Wife, born 9 March 1849, bapt. 23 Aug.1849, received the Name Katharina Minerva, Sponsor was Elizabeth Drescher, unmarried.

213. A Daughter of John Bar [Bahr] & his Wife, born 6 Aug.1849, bapt. 2 Sept.1849, received the Name Elizabeth, Sponsors were Jacob Haffe [Hoffa] & his Wife.

214. A Daughter of Adam Messerschmidt & his Wife, born 21 July 1849, bapt. 9 Sept.1849, received the Name Anna Susanna, Sponsors were Jacob Messerschmidt & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

215. A Daughter of Peter Bar [Bahr] & his Wife, born 1 June 1849, bapt. 16 Sept.1849, received the Name Anna Juliana, Sponsor was Margretha [Margaret] Mader **, Wife of Michael Mader **.

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1849 & 1850


216. A Son of Joseph Vollmer [Fulmer] & his Wife, born 6 July 1849, bapt. 16 Sept.1849, received the Name Georg, Sponsors were Joseph Vollmer & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

217. A Son of John Saam & his Wife, born 26 July 1849, bapt. 30 Sept.1849, received the Name Carl Wilhelm , Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

218. A Son of Conrath [Conrad] Weisbrod & his Wife, born 14 Sept.1849, bapt. 25 Nov.1849, received the Name Joseph Eduard [Edward], Sponsors were Joseph Weisbrod & his Wife.

219. A Son of John Pott & his Wife, born 11 July 1849, bapt. 30 Dec.1849, received the Name John Georg, Sponsor was John Georg Eberle [Eberlin], the Grandfather of the Child.

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220. A Daughter of Georg Neugert [Neuber] & his Wife, born 12 Nov.1849, bapt. 30 Dec.1849, received the Name Katharina, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

221. A Son of John L. Heilmann & his Wife, born 26 Dec.1849, bapt. 17 Feb.1850, received the Name John Ludwig, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

222. A Son of Bernhardt Waber [Bernard Weaver] & his Wife, born 17 Dec.1849, bapt. 3 March 1850, received the Name Wiljam [William] Laensem, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

223. A Daughter of Wiljam [William] Lanback & his Wife, born 2 Oct.1849, bapt. 24 March 1850, received the Name Emilie Jrane [Emily Irene], Sponsors were John Lanback & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

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224. A Son of Peter Vollmer [Fullmer] & his Wife, born 23 Feb.1850, bapt. 31 March 1850, received the Name John Jacob, Sponsors were Jacob Messerschmidt & his Wife, senior.

225. A Daughter of Valentin Kneller & his Wife, born 16 Feb.1850, bapt. 15 April 1850, received the Name Elizabeth, Sponsors were Gottlieb Bartsh [Bartch] & his Wife.

226. A Son of Nickolaus Kneller & his Wife, born 16 April 1849, bapt. 28 April 1850, received the Name Georg Washington, Sponsors were Joseph Schmidt & Maria Meier [Meyer], unmarried.

227. A Daughter of Benjamin Zuber [Suber] & his Wife, born 16 Feb.1850, bapt. 28 April 1850, received the Name Katharina, Sponsors were Thomas Messerschmidt & his Wife.

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228. A Son of Gottlieb Eberle [Eberlin] & his Wife, born 7 March 1850, bapt. 8 May 1850, received the Name Esra [Ezra], Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

229. A Son of Jacob Eberle & his Wife, born 30 March 1850, bapt. 8 May 1850, received the Name Joseph, the Sponsor was Joseph Eberle, unmarried.

230. A Daughter of Georg Eberle & his Wife, born 11 Feb.1850, bapt. 8 May 1850, received the Name Maria Magdalena, the Sponsor was Christina Neugert [Neuber], unmarried.

231. A Son of David Frey & his Wife, born 29 March 1850, bapt. 9 May 1850, received the Name Abraham, Sponsors were Georg Schock [Schock] & his Wife.

232. A Daughter of Joseph Hunsinger & his Wife, born 21 July 1834, bapt. 12 May 1850, received the Name Anna Julianna, Sponsors were David Frey & his Wife.

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1850


233. A Son of Joseph Hunsinger & his Wife, born 20 Dec.1837, bapt. 12 May 1850, received the Name Jonas, Sponsors were John Huber [Hieber] & his Wife.

234. A Daughter of Joseph Hunsinger & his Wife, born 14 Feb.1842, bapt. 12 May 1850, received the Name Livyne [Lavinia], Sponsors were Georg Fuchs [Fox] & his Wife.

235. A Son of Joseph Hunsinger & his Wife, born 5 April 1845, bapt. 12 May 1850, received the Name Joseph, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

236. A Son of Joseph Hunsinger & his Wife, born 3 March 1848, bapt. 12 May 1850, received the Name Samuel, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

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237. A Daughter of David Zuber [Suber] & his Wife, born 7 April 1850, bapt. 23 June 1850, received the Name Lylianna [Lillian], Sponsors were John Schmidt & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

238. A Son of Heinrich Schmidt & his Wife, born 4 Sept.1849, bapt. 23 June 1850, received the Name John Friederich, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

239. A Son of Heinrich Schremp [Shrimp] & his Wife, born 18 May 1850, bapt. 7 July 1850, received the Name Georg Bernhard, Sponsors were Bernhard Steiner & his Wife.

240. A Daughter of David Meesen [Mason] & his Wife, born 10 March 1850, bapt. 19 May 1850, received the Name Elizabeth Rackse [Roxie?], Sponsors were Philip Stahl & his Wife.

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1850


241. A Daughter of Francis Nolsen [Nielsen?] & his Wife, born 1 Oct.1849, bapt. 19 May 1850, received the Name Anna, Sponsors were Heinrich Vollmer [Fulmer] & his Wife.

242. A Son of John Bartsh [Bartch] & his Wife, born 7 April 1850, bapt. 19 May 1850, received the Name Jonas, the Sponsor was the Mother of the Child.

243. A Daughter of Jsaak [Isaac] Schafer [Schaffer or Shaffer] & his Wife, born 7 May 1850, bapt. 19 May 1850, received the Name Hannah Carolina, Sponsors were Jacob Meier [Meyer] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

244.A Daughter of Paul Hunsinger & his Wife, born 13 March 1850, bapt. 14 July 1850, received the Name Karolina, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

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245. A Daughter of Ruben Drescher [Thrasher] & his Wife, born 18 Dec.1849, bapt. 21 July 1850, received the Name Elizabeth, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

246. A Daughter of Lenhard Emig & his Wife, born 17 Nov.1849, bapt. 4 Aug.1850, received the Name Katharina, Sponsors were Philip Karg [Karge] & Katharina Hunsinger, both unmarried.

247. A Daughter of Paul Williams & his Wife, born 27 April 1850, bapt. 4 Aug.1850, received the Name Elizabeth Anna, the Sponsor was Elizabeth, Wife of Joel Muller [Miller].

248. A Daughter of Heinrich Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 9 Oct.1849, bapt. 1 Sept.1850, received the Name Elmeire [Almira], Sponsors were Joseph Yunkin & his Wife.

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1850


249. A Son of Peter Yunkin & his Wife, born 19 July 1850, bapt. 1 Sept.1850, received the Name Joseph Heinrich, Sponsors were Gottlieb Bartsch & his Wife.

250. A Son of Jacob Kraus & his Wife, born 20 Aug.1850, bapt. 8 Sept.1850, received the Name John Georg, Sponsors were Jacob Halacher & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

251. A Son of John Diefenbach [Dieffenbach] & his Wife, born 20 July 1850, bapt. 15 Sept.1850, received the Name Amos Klinton [Clinton], Sponsors were Jacob Diefenbach & his Wife.

252. A Daughter of John Meiers [Meyers] & his Wife, born 15 Aug.1850, bapt. 15 Sept.1850, received the Name Susanna, Sponsors were Joseph Vollmer [Fulmer] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

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253. A Son of Joseph Schafer & his Wife, born 15 June 1849, bapt. 29 Sept.1850, received the Name Philip Carl, Sponsors were Philip Stahl & his Wife.

254. A Daughter of Christian Moser [Mosier] & his Wife, born 24 Dec.1847, bapt. 13 Oct.1850, received the Name Maria Emma, Sponsors were John Yunkin & his Wife.

255. A Son of Christian Moser & his Wife, born 12 March 1850, bapt. 13 Oct.1850, received the Name Daniel Heinrich, Sponsors were Johannes [Jonas] Moser & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

256. A Son of Martin Barth & his Wife, born 2 Sept.1850, bapt. 20 Oct.1850, received the Name Luis [Louis] Morris, Sponsors were Luis [Louis] Zaner & his Wife.

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257. A Son of Andreas Schrahn [Schwalm?] & his Wife, born 18 Oct.1850, bapt. 3 Nov.1850, received the Name Johannes [John], Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

258. A Daughter of Fritze Trunt & his Wife, born 12 Sept.1850, bapt. 24 Nov.1850, received the Name Rosalia, Sponsors were Friederich Hahn & an unmarried person named Rosalia Rietshle [Richley].

259. A Daughter of Daniel Faust [Foust] & his Wife, born 12 Feb.1849, bapt. 31 Dec.1850, received the Name Maria Elizabeth, Sponsors were Philip Faust & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

260. A Son of John Pott & his Wife, born 20 Oct.1850, bapt. 26 Jan.1851, received the Name John Dierck [Dirk?], the Sponsor was Joseph Eberle [Eberlin].

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261. A Son of Friederich Morganstern & his Wife, born 20 Dec.1850, bapt. 26 Jan.1851, received the Name Carl, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

262. A Son of Joseph Kaster [Kester] & his Wife, born 4 Dec.1850, bapt. 16 Feb.1851, received the Name Benjamin, Sponsors were Stevanus [Steven] Hunsinger & Sara Herzog [Hartzig], both unmarried.

263. A Son of Hermann Ring & his Wife, born 26 March 1850, bapt. 18 Feb.1851, received the Name Heinrich Hermann, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

264. A Son of Jacob Pain [Payne] & his Wife, born 28 July 1840, bapt. 27 Feb.1851, received the Name Jesaia [Josiah] , Sponsors were Jacob Haffe [Hoffa] & his Wife.

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1851
265. A Daughter of Jacob Pain [Payne] & his Wife, born 19 June 1845, bapt. 27 Feb.1851, received the Name Rachel Rebecka, the Sponsor was Anna Julianna Hunsinger, unmarried.

266. A Son of Samuel Faust & his Wife, born 17 Nov.1850, bapt. 13 April 1851, received the Name Heinrich Edward, Sponsors were Samuel Epler & his Wife.

267. A Daughter of Bernhard Steiner & his Wife, born 4 Feb.1851, bapt. 18 April 1851, received the Name Luisa Sybille [Louisa Sybil], Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

268. A Daughter of Heinrich Barens [Behrens?] & his Wife, born 16 Jan.1848, bapt. 25 April 1851, received the Name Hanna, Sponsors were Heinrich Schmidt & his Wife.

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269. A Daughter of Friederich Platz & his Wife, born 3 Oct.1849, bapt. 25 April 1851, received the Name Maria Loisa, Sponsors were Christofel Schmidt & his Wife; also Ludevig [Ludwig] Maier [Moyer or Meyer] & his Wife.

270. A Son of Heinrich Barens [Behrens?] & his Wife, born 4 Feb.1850, bapt. 25 April 1851, received the Name Heinrich Franz, Sponsors were Friederich Platz & his Wife.

271. A Son of Francis Nolsen [Nielsen ?] & his Wife, born 25 April 1851, bapt. 8 June 1851, received the Name Heinrich Francis, Sponsors were Heinrich Schremp [Shrimp] & his Wife.

272. A Daughter of John Prason [Persun] & his Wife, born 23 March 1851, bapt. 22 June 1851, received the Name Esther Carolina, Sponsors were Jacob Messerschmidt /junior/ & his Wife.

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1851
273. A daughter of Joseph Hunsinger & his Wife, born 5 July 1851, bapt. 7 July 1851, received the Name Maria Magdalena, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

274. A Son of Joseph Vollmer [Fulmer] & his Wife, born 2 June 1851, bapt. 20 July 1851, received the Name David Madeson, Sponsors were David Zuber [Suber] & his Wife.

275. A Son of Benjamin Drescher [THrasher] & his Wife, born 21 June 1851, bapt. 20 July 1851, received the Name Noa [Noah], Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

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276. A Son of Pastor Carl L. Erle & his Wife, born 22 June 1851, bapt. 20 July 1851, received the Name Tobias Jeremia, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

277. A Son of Benjamin Samann [Sayman] & his Wife, born 21 June 1851, bapt. 3 Aug.1851, received the Name Manasse [Manassah], Sponsors were Samuel Epler & his Wife.

278. A Daughter of Amos Rieser [Reeser] & his Wife, born 28 Feb.1851, bapt. 17 Aug.1851, received the Name Weilyna [Vialina], Sponsors were Wm. Kisner & his Wife.

279. A Son of Gottlieb Bartsch & his Wife, born 5 July 1851, bapt. 17 Aug.1851, received the Name Jesaia [Josiah] Benjamin, Sponsors were Benjamin Zuber [Suber] & his Wife.

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280. A Daughter of Samuel Hunsinger & his Wife, born 18 May 1851, bapt. 31 Aug.1851, received the Name Katharina, Sponsors were Samuel Epler & his Wife.

281. A Son of Nickolaus Kneller & his Wife, born 21 May 1851, bapt. 14 Sept.1851, received the Name William Martin, the Sponsor was Martin Meier [Meyer], the Grandfather of the Child.

282. A Son of Elias Hahn & his Wife, born 22 July 1851, bapt. 28 Sept.1851, received the Name Samuel Friederich, Sponsors were Abraham McNiel [McNeil] & his Wife, & Susanna McNiel, the Grandmother of the Child.

283. A Son of Bernhard Emig & his Wife, born 9 June 1851, bapt. 26 Oct.1851, received the Name Philip, Sponsors were Philip Karg [Karge] & Katharina Emig, the Mother of the Child.

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284. A Daughter of Eli Preson [Persun] & his Wife, born 26 April 1851, bapt. 9 Nov.1851, received the Name Ellen Klarah [Clara], the Sponsor was Klarah Meier [Clara Meyer], unmarried.

285. A Daughter of Heinrich Vollmer [Henry Fulmer] & his Wife, born 28 Feb.1851, bapt. 23 Nov.1851, received the Name Lidia Luisa [Lydia Louisa], the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

286. A Son of John Saam [Sahm] & his Wife, born 17 Nov.1851, bapt. 7 Dec.1851, received the Name Heinrich [Henry], the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

287. A Son of Joel Muller [Miller] & his Wife, born 19 Oct.1851, bapt. 21 Dec.1851, received the Name Benjamin, Sponsors were Friederich Hahn & his Wife.

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Entry Between Paragraphs 287 and 288


Birthday ...............Georg Jacob ???hersberger [likely "Kochersperger"]
the Children...........and Catharina Eyer ? ?
and ? brn:............Tochterlein Catharine [a daughter named Catharine] ????
..........................was baptized the...................16th January 1830
in Cherry Township Lycoming Co.
????Priest ............Miller. Sponsors were
???? Jacob Miller and his Wife brn. ?????
............................Darter
the 29th December 1829

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288. A Son of Georg Bender & his Wife, born 18 Nov.1851, bapt. 27 Jan.1852, received the Name Georg Washington, Sponsors were Elias Hahn & his Wife.

289. A Daughter of Jacob Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 18 July 1851, bapt. 1 Feb.1852, received the Name Salinda [Celinda] Josephina, Sponsors were Nickolaus Kneller & his Wife.

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290 & 291. A pair of twin Sons of John Faust & his Wife, both were born 18 Dec.1851, bapt. 10 Feb.1852, the first born received the Name Jfrehim [Ephraim], and the Sponsors were Samuel Faust & his Wife; the second born received the Name Eli, the Sponsors were Samuel Epler & his Wife.

292. A Daughter of Philip Faust & his Wife, born 15 July 1849, bapt. 10 Feb.1852, received the Name Prysille [Priscilla], Sponsors were John Faust & his Wife.

293. A Daughter of Philip Faust & his Wife, born 2 May 1851, bapt. 10 Feb.1852, received the Name Katharina, Sponsors were Philip Faust & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

294. A Daughter of Joseph Schmidt & his Wife, born 6 Oct.1851, bapt. 29 Feb.1852, received the Name Selinda Anna, Sponsors were John Yunkin & his Wife.

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295. A Son of Livy [Levi] Hunsinger & his Wife, born 19 Jan.1852, bapt. 10 March 1852, received the Name Georg Washington, the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

296. A Son of Hiram Long & his Wife, born 4 Jan.1852, bapt. 11 April 1852, received the Name Louis John, the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

297. A Son of Hermann Ring & his Wife, born 28 Jan.1852, bapt. 11 April 1852, received the Name Friederich, the Sponsor was Friederich [Frederick] Trunt.

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298. A Daughter of Paul Williams & his Wife, born 1 Dec.1851, bapt. 11 April 1852, received the Name Lidia Zshene [Lydia Jane], Sponsors were Georg Hunsinger & Dorathea Schmidt, both unmarried.

299. A Son of Jacob Kraus & his Wife, born 29 April 1852, bapt. 2 May 1852, received the Name Heinrich Luther, the Sponsor was Heinrich Kraus, unmarried.

300. A Son of Philip Muller & his Wife, born 27 Jan.1852, bapt. 9 May 1852, received the Name Louis Philip, the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

301. A Daughter of Gottlieb Essenwein & his Wife, born __ Aug.1851, bapt. 9 May 1852, received the Name Maria Karolina, Sponsors were Carl Leffober [Lefevre] & his Wife.

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302. A Daughter of John Meiers [Meyers] & his Wife, born 7 Jan.1852, bapt. 9 May 1852, received the Name Elizabeth, Sponsors were Jacob Haffe [Hoffa] & his Wife.

303. A Daughter of Benjamin Zuber [Suber] & his Wife, born 19 April 1852, bapt. 23 May 1852, received the Name Hanna Sarah, Sponsors were Gottlieb Bartsh & his Wife.

304. A Daughter of John Frey & his Wife, born 17 April 1852, bapt. 20 June 1852, received the Name Emma Elizabeth, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

305. A Son of David Zuber & his Wife, born 27 July 1852, bapt. 31 July 1852, received the Name John Jacob, Sponsors were Jacob Haffe [Hoffa] & his Wife.

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306. A Son of Bernhard Wawer [Weaver] & his Wife, born 16 June 1852, bapt. 9 Aug.1852, received the Name Silas Jeferson [Jefferson], the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

307. A Son of Valentin Kneller & his Wife, born 21 June 1852, bapt. 15 Aug.1852, received the Name Peter, Sponsors were Peter Yunkin & his Wife.

308. A Son of Peter Vollmer [Fulmer] & his Wife, born 23 Nov.1851, bapt. 21 Aug.1852, received the Name Joseph Washington, the Sponsors were the Mother of the Child & the Grandmother, Widow Susanna Vollmer.

309. A Daughter of Conrath [Conrad] Weisbrod & his Wife, born 12 July 1852, bapt. 29 Aug.1852, received the Name Katharina Elizabeth, Sponsors were Martin Barth & his Wife.

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310. A Son of Jacob Messerschmidt & his Wife, born 11 May 1852, bapt. 12 Sept.1852, received the Name Georg, Sponsors were Georg Messerschmidt & Elizabeth Mader **, both unmarried.

311. A Daughter of Carl Muller [Miller] & his Wife, born 8 Aug.1852, bapt. 12 Sept.1852, received the Name Maria, Sponsors were John Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife.

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312. A Son of Conrath [Conrad] Wenz & his Wife, born 22 Sept.1852, bapt. 23 Oct.1852, received the Name Adam Heinrich, Sponsors were Michael Mader ** & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

313. A Son of Friederich Trunth [Trunt] & his Wife, born 7 Oct.1852, bapt. 21 Nov.1852, received the Name Adam, the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

314. A Son of Heinrich Witmeier [Whitmeyer] & his Wife, born 27 Sept.1851, bapt. 12 Feb.1853, received the Name Heinrich Mitkef [Metcalf], Sponsors were Louis Zaner & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

315. A Daughter of John Gruhn [Green?] & his Wife, born 28 Dec.1852, bapt. 27 March 1853, received the Name Emma Brudtens, the sponsor was the Mother of the Child.

316. A Daughter of John Herzog & his Wife, born 20 Dec.1852, bapt. 3 April 1853, received the Name Lorettha [Loretta], Sponsors were Wm. Herzog & Maria Yunkin, both unmarried.

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317. An out of wedlock Son of Wm. Hetter [Hatter?] & Emma McNiel [McNeal], born 13 Jan.1853, bapt. 24 April 1853, received the Name Franklin Piers [Pierce], Sponsors were Samuel McNiel & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

318. A Son of Heinrich Shremp [Shrimp] & his Wife, born 17 March 1853, bapt. 8 May 1853, received the Name Philip Wanner, Sponsors were Philip Stahl & his Wife.

319. A Daughter of John Bartsh & his Wife, born 3 Nov.1852, bapt. 17 May 1853, received the Name Salli [Sally], Sponsors were Jacob Meier [Meyer] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

320. A Daughter of Joseph Vollmer [Fulmer] & his Wife, born 23 Dec.1852, bapt. 22 May 1853, received the Name Marianna, the Sponsor was Augusta Wenzinsko, married to _________.

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321. A Son of Jacob Muhl & his Wife, born 4 Oct.1852, bapt. 3 July 1853, received the Name Jacob Martin, Sponsors were Martin Barth & his Wife.

322. A Son of Bernhard Waber [Weaver] & his Wife, born 11 June 1853, bapt. 17 July 1853, received the Name Ellmer Lahson [Elmer Lawson], the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

323. A Son of Gottlieb Jsenwein & his Wife, born 11 April 1853, bapt. 31 July 1853, received the Name Georg Wm. , Sponsors were Georg Jseinwein & Katharina Hunsinger, unmarried.

324. A Son of Joseph Schafer [Shaffer] & his Wife, born 27 May 1853, bapt. 7 Aug.1853, received the Name Louis Zaner, Sponsors were Louis Zaner & his Wife.

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325. A Daughter of Ruben Musselman & his Wife, born 2 July 1853, bapt. 28 Aug.1853, received the Name Maria Ellen, Sponsors were Wm. Kisner & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

326. A Son of Jacob Diefenbach & his Wife, born 17 Aug.1853, bapt. 7 Sept.1853, received the Name Carl Wm. , the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

327. A Son of Nickolaus [Nicolas] Kneller & his Wife, born 16 March 1853, bapt. 18 Sept.1853, received the Name Matthaus, Sponsors were Gottlieb Bartsh & his Wife.

328. A Daughter of Samuel Faust [Foust] & his Wife, born 10 May 1853, bapt. 2 Oct.1853, received the Name Marianna, Sponsors were Georg Bender & his Wife.

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329. A Son of Bernhard Steiner & his Wife, born 17 Sept.1853, bapt. 9 Oct.1853, received the Name Georg Bernhard, the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

330. A Son of Elias Preson [Persun] & his Wife, born 8 Dec.1852, bapt. 20 Oct.1853, received the Name Matthaus, Sponsors were Jacob Meier [Meyer] & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

331. A Daughter of Daniel Faust & his Wife, born 3 March 1852, bapt. 23 Oct.1853, received the Name Katharina Anna, the Sponsor was Katharina Hunsinger, unmarried.

332. A Daughter of Leonhard Emig & his Wife, born 12 June 1853, bapt. 23 Oct.1853, received the Name Maria, the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.
[Note: There is a handwritten note pointing to this record; it states: "Miss Maria Emma". ]

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333. A Son of Heinrich Vollmer [Fulmer] & his Wife, born 2 Oct.1853, bapt. 30 Oct.1853, received the Name John, the Sponsor was John Schmidt.

334. A Daughter of Elias Hahn & his Wife, born 12 Sept.1853, bapt. 13 Nov.1853, received the Name Hanna Elizabeth, Sponsors were Georg Bender & his Wife.

335. A Son of Jacob Messerschmidt & his Wife, born 10 Oct.1853, bapt. 20 Nov.1853, received the Name Jacob Luther, the Sponsor was Widow Messerschmidt, the Grandmother of the Child.

336. A Son of Friederich Sayer & his Wife, born 20 Aug.1853, bapt. 4 Dec.1853, received the Name Friederich, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

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337. A Daughter of Antoni Waber [Weaver] & his Wife, born 30 June 1852, bapt. 11 Dec.1853, received the Name Christianna Elwina Jannette, the Sponsor was the Mother of the Child.

338. A Daughter of Christian Hoffmann & his Wife, born 28 Oct.1853, bapt. 1 Jan.1854, received the Name Katharina Elizabeth, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child & Named after the Grandmother of the Father.

339. A Daughter of John Saam & his Wife, born 5 Jan.1854, bapt. 22 Jan.1854, received the Name Marianna, the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

340. A Daughter of David Frey /junior/ & his Wife, born 31 Nov.1853, bapt. 22 Jan.1854, received the Name Levyna [Lavena] Yvette, Sponsors were Georg Frey & his Wife.

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341. A Daughter of Benjamin Samann [Sayman] & his Wife, born 21 Jan.1854, bapt. 26 Feb.1854, received the Name Anna Julianna, Sponsors were Wm. Herzog [Hartzig] & his Wife, the Grandparents.

From John Walborn [Wellborn?] & his Wife are the following Children born & baptized:
342. A Son born 12 March 1848, bapt. 21 May 1854, & received the Name Joseph.
343. A Son born 24 Feb.1851, bapt. 21 May 1854, & received the Name Friederich.
344. A Daughter born 9 Dec.1845, bapt. 21 May 1854, & received the Name Johanna.
345. A Daughter born 31 Oct.1853, bapt. 21 May 1854, & received the Name Rachel Rebecka.
The Sponsors were the Parents & four very excited and lovely Children.

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346. A Daughter of Philip Muller [Miller] & his Wife, born 5 Sept.1853, bapt. 21 May 1854, received the Name Neohme [Naomi] Jane, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

347. A Daughter of Amos Rieser [Reeser] & his Wife, born 20 March 1853, bapt. 28 May 1854, received the Name Emmalyna [Emmalina], the Sponsor was Widow Christina Diefenbach, the Grandmother of the Child.

348. A Daughter of Paul Wiljams [Williams] & his Wife, born 28 March 1854, bapt. 11 June 1854, received the Name Herjette [Harriett], the Sponsor was Mrs. Margaretha Geist.

349 A Daughter of Hermann Ring & his Wife, born 25 March 1854, bapt. 11 June 1854, received the Name Christina, Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

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350. A Daughter of Peter Yunkin [Yonkin] & his Wife, born 30 March 1854, bapt. 11 June 1854, received the Name Elizabeth Katharina, Sponsors were Heinrich Yunkin & his Wife.

351. A Daughter of Daniel Gerlach & his Wife, born (no date given), bapt. 13 Aug.1854, received the Name Mariana, Sponsors were Jacob Hoffa /senior/ & his Wife.

352. A Son of George Bender & his Wife, born 27 April 1854, bapt. 13 Aug.1854, received the Name Wiljam [William], the Sponsors were the Parents of the Child.

353. A Son of Konrath [Conrad] Weisbrod & his Wife, born 18 May 1854, bapt. 13 Aug.1854, received the Name Johannes [Jonas], Sponsors were Maria Hunsinger & John Barth, both unmarried.

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354. A Daughter of Hiram Lang [Long] & his Wife, born 14 March 1854, bapt. 11 March 1855, received the Name Julianna, Sponsors were Heinrich Yunkin & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

355. A Son of David Mason & his Wife, born 28 April 1849, bapt. 15 March 1855, received the Name Alfred E.___ , Sponsors were Philip Stahl & his Wife, the Grandparents of the Child.

356. An out of wedlock Son born to Anna Bar [Bahr] & George Litzelman the 26 April 1855, bapt. The 16 May 1855, & received the Name Georg John, Sponsors were John Bar [Bahr] & his Wife, the Grandparents. *
* Editor's Note: In February 2010, Larry Pardoe sent the following comment on this listing:

Some historians show this George as a son of Gabriel Litzelman, b. 1839. But, in fact, that was a different "George Litzelman". Gabriel's son, George, was born in 1866 and died in 1886 per the Streby History of Cherry.
Bob Sweeney posted the Obituary for George Litzelman (1855-1928) on the Ancestry.com message boards for Sullivan Co., PA on January 24, 2007.
This morning while researching information on the Vollmer (a.k.a. Folmer) family, I accidently stumbled across this Peach Church Records page, which clarifies just who the parents were for George J. Litzelman.
I interpret this as meaning the father to be George Litzelman (1829-1920) who went on in 1858 to marry Lavina Hollenbeck (1836-1881) and the mother to be Anna M. Bahr (1835-1907) who went on to marry Henry Reinbold in 1875.

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357. Jacob Hoffa /junior/ & his Wife Elizabeth, was a Daughter born 6 March 1855, bapt. 3 June 1855, & received the Name Elizabeth Lukrisha [Lucretia], the Sponsors were Jacob Hoffa /senuor/ & his Wife, the Grandparents.

358. John Biner [Beiner] & his Wife Margaretha Hahn, was A Son born 6 May 1855, bapt. 24 June 1855, & received the Name "George", Sponsors were George Fuchs [Fox] & his Wife.

359. Samuel Epler & his Wife Sarah Hesler [Hassler], was a Son born 26 Dec.1854, bapt. 15 July 1855, & received the Name "Daniel", Sponsors were Benjamin Samann [Sayman] & his Wife.

[Editor's Note: The next set of records in this sequence are numbered in a random order and run from early 1873 through 1876. These are the last of the Birth and Baptism Records.]

Birth and Baptism Records: 1873-1876

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2. Dec. 21st, a Child of Cyrus & Lucinda Conner. Named
Marvin Leroy, born Feb. 19th '73.

3. Dec. 26 a Child of Emmanuel & Maria Hieber. Named
Emma Maria -- Witness Maria Hieber. Born July 11th '73.

4. Dec 28th, a Child of John J. & Ann Boyd - Named "Harry" born Nov. 2nd '73.
Witnesses, Wife & Mr. Reuben Heborle [Heverly].

5. Dec. 28th a Child of John & Minerva Hoffa - Named Anna Maria born Dec. 6th '73
Witnesses [illegible].

6. Dec. 28th Sanford E. Benjamin M.D.

7. Dec 28th John Dudley - Child of Sanford & Lusannah Benjamin
born Nov. 6th 1872 Witnesses [illegible].

8th A child of Edwin & Emma Moyer, born Jan. 9th 1874, was
baptized on the 17th of May 1874 - Named Jennie Alveta.
John Yonkin & Wife Sponsors.

9th On 21st July a Child of Emmanuel Gottlob & Susoman
Born March 5, 1874, Named - John Emmanuel, Witnesses Bernhard Steiner & Wife.

10th On 21st July, a Child of Valentin & Susan Marten -----.

11th On the 5th of July a Child of G.W. & Naomi Hunsinger, born Oct. 23rd
1872 - received the name of Clara Belle - Parents as witnesses. [written in English]

12th On the same day a child of the same parents, born Jan. 21st 1874,
named Harry Wilson - Witnesses Parents. [written in English]

13th On 16th August, a Child of Friedrich Wm. & Maria Luise
Schulz, born on 25th May 1874, Named
Carl Friedrich; witnesses Francis & Maria Ann Becker.

14th Feb. 21st 1875 - Child of Solen & Caroline Heberle [Heverly], born December
27th 1874 - Named Mary Jeannette - Sponsors Parents.

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Birth and Baptize


15th June 26th 1875 - a child baptized of D.E. & L.C. Dieffenbach;
It was born on the 14th of January 1875
and was called Cora Elizabeth.
Sponsors Adam Zaner & Wife

by L. Wolferz


1. Mary Hennible [Annabelle] daughter of John Hoffa & his wife
Minerva born 1875 bapt. Febr. 6th 1876
Witnesses Nathan & his wife Lorette Person

2. Jennie Carroline daughter of John J. Hoffa & his wife
Margareth born Oct. 29th 1875 bapt. March 20th 1876
Witnesses the parents

3. Wardy John son of Geo. W. Hunsinger & his wife
Naomi born Sept. 30th 1875 bapt. March 19th 1876
Witnesses the parents

4. Mary Lusanna daughter of Samuel G. &
his wife Lusanna Kramer born October 25th [no year given]
bapt. June 4th 1876 . Sponsors Mother

5. Alidia M. Lilith (Lilly) daughter of G.D. Person and
his wife Esther, was born April 21st 1876 bapt.
July 2nd 1876. Sponsors Henry Ring & wife

6. Myrtie May Dunkelberger daughter of
Samuel & his wife Mary C. D. born May 1st
1876 bapt. July 23rd 1876 Spsr. H.W. Whitehead

7. Mary Estella Potter daughter of D.W.
& his wife Maria P. born May 4th 1874
in Cherry bapt. July 23rd 1876 Sponsor
Mary C. Dunkelberger

8. Daniel Warren Potter son of D. W. & [page and text end here]

Marriage Records

Marriages

                                                            1839 - 1878

Translated from German

 

June the 20th 1839,   Nikolaus  Kneller  with        Maria  Maier [Moyer / Meyer]        

July the 14th 1839,  Philip  Muller  with                        Karolina  Hirzog [Hartzig]          

November the 22nd 1839,  Bernth [Bernard] Steiner with                                      Sara  Schafer      

April the 12th 1840,  Ruben  Drescher  with                                     Anna  Zuber [Suber]         

November 29th 1840,  Heinrich  Schmidt   with                                 Hanna  Gobele       

November 29th 1840,  Heinrich Barns  with                                Sophia  Schmidt        

March 17th 1841,  Wendel  Panli  with    Katharina  Schafer     

February 20th 1842,  John Heilmann  with                         Widow Elizabeth  Hennighausen     

August 27, 1842,  Aaron  Reis?  with  [Reiser?]                       Serlyna Walkenser     

August 28th 1842,  Philip  Faust  with                                 Katharina Rugert        

September 12th 1843,  Peter Yunkin   with                                       Katharina Suber      

November 26th 1843,  Valentin  Kneller                         with  Elizabeth  Suber      

April 14, 1844,  Samuel  Faust  with  Leveyne Reinbold  (Lavenia or Lavene)   

April 28, 1844,  Jacob  Hoffa  with  Widow Zuber  [Magdalina]       

August 28, 1844  Heinrich Volmer [Fulmer] with  Lidia Schafer      

September 9, 1844, Benjamin Zuber  with  Karolina Hoffa   

October 6, 1844,  Joseph Bachman With  Sara Bar (Bahr).  

November 15, 1844,  Johan [John] Ring  with  Rachel  Muller  

January 1, 1845,  Thomas Messersmitt  with                                     Katharina Hoffa      

March the 2, 1846, Tapyer [Taper] Hunsinger  with                                   Mahala  Heneiry [Henry]      

March the 5, 1846,  Daniel Faust  with                      Maria [Mary Ann] Hunsinger    

March the 9, 1847,  Martin Hunsinger                     with  Sara Santie [Santee]     

August the 20, 1848,  Johan Maiers [John Moyers or Meyers]                         with  Katharina Vollmer [Fullmer]  

September 26th 1848, Johann [John] Saam  with  Rebecka Hunsinger      

November 14th 1848, Jacob Meserschmidt  with  Anna Mader **      

June 6th 1849, John F. Bartsh  with Karolina Meier [Caroline Meyer]     

August 5th 1849,  Leonhard Emig  with  Dorathea Tietz [Dietz]   

September 1st 1849, Heinrich Walber  with  Britshet [Bridget] Hofler      

November 11th 1849, Jacob Kraus  with  Sara Halacher       

November 25, 1849, Jacob Diefenbacher  with  Elizabeth Frey    

January 1, 1850,  Conrath [Conrad] Wentz  with  Scharlotte Mader **

July 10, 1850, J. Michael Mein  with  Katharina  Kraus      

July 14, 1850, Joseph Eberle [Eberlin] with  Katharina Meier  [Catherine Meyer]   

June 20, 1852, Ruben  Musselman  with  Livyna Kisner  (Lavenia or Lavena)             

November 27, 1852, Peter Wondzintki with Augusta Wielr  [Wondzinski & Wheeler]      

April 3,1853, Benjamin  Sahmann  [Sayman?] with  Sara  Harzog [Hartzig]    

May 17, 1853, Joseph Dresch [Drescher] with Sallian Maier [Sally Ann Moyer]     

May 27, 1853,  Wilyam Vollmer [William Fullmer] with  Marian [Mary Ann] Lisson  

November 25, 1853, Carl Bode Schrager  with  Anna L. Ficht     

January 7, 1854, Jacob Hoffa Junior  with  Elizabeth  Mader **

On 4th July 1854,  Jacob Lamberson with Philippine [ Phoebe ], born a Daughter of Georg Dresch [Drescher]   

On 28th September 1854,  Stevanus [Steven] Ruth    with Clara , born a Daughter of Jacob Meier [Meyer]      

October the 1st 1854  Levi  Dresch [Drescher], with            Anna, born a Hunsinger       

August the 26th 1855, Wilhelm  Friederich  Saidler   [Wm. F. Seidler]             with Katharina, born a Lang .  [Long]

December the 23rd 1855, Wiljam [William] Kisner junior      with Katharina, born a Dresch.  [ Catherine Drescher ]

January the 7th 1856, Johann Meier [John Meyer] with           Maria Lukrische born a Hoffa   [Maria Lucretia Hoffa]

February the 5th 1856, Kiliahn Fuchs [Fox], with       Katharina,  born a Folland    

May the 19th 1857, George Messerschmidt, with Harjette, born a Meier  [Hariette Meyer]   

May the 29th 1857,  Christopher Lisson  with      Anna Maria, born a Buttel    

August the 14th 1857, John  ??Neiclein?? , with          Rosina, born a Hefner        

November the 21st 1858,  John Frey,  with            Sarah, born a Landback        

January the 16th 1859,  Harvey Landback        with Karolina, born a Dresch. [Drescher]     

February the 13th 1859,  Samuel Dresch. [Drescher]            with Rosinborn a a Muller       

August the 28th 1859,  Friederich Hoffmeister     with Sallian , born a Dresch. [Sally Ann Drescher]

Heinrich  Ring, and Maria Magdalena  born a Hieber,  was On 1st January 1861, with  One another  true & faithful       

The 12th February 1862,  Johann [John] Hieber / junior /     with   Maria, born a Rettberg.        

The 6th March 1862,  Emanuel Hieber, with           Maria, born a Hennighausen    

The 28th August 1862, Widower Georg Meserschmidt    with Margaretha, born a Wendel      

The 15th March 1866,  Heinrich Heilmann with Elizabeth Katharina,  born a Daughter of W. Herzog [Hartzig]     

The 27th December 1866,  Michael Litzilinann with  [?Litzelman?] Elizabeth Katharina Yonkin    

On 30th June 1867,  Friedrich W. Schulz  with                  Louisa, born a Beiker     

On 12th January 1868,  Jacob H. Yunkin [Yonkin] with          Katharina, born a Herschberger      

On 18th May 1868,  D. Gutwin Person with   [D. Godwin Persun]                    Esther, born a Hieber     

 The 28 Aug.1862, Widower Georg Messerschmidt with Margaretha, born a Wendel.      

The 15 March 1866, Heinrich Heilmann with Elizabeth Katharina, born a W. Herzog [Hartzig], Daughter of W.Herzog [Hartzig]. 

The 27 Dec.1866, Michael Litzilinann with   [?Litzelman?] Elizabeth Katharina Yonkin. 

On 30 June 1867, Friedrich W. Schulz with Louisa, born a Beiker.    

On 12 Jan.1868, Jacob H. Yunkin [Yonkin] with Katharina, born a Herschberger.   

On 18 May 1868, D. Gutwin [Godwin] Persun with Esther, born a Hieber.   

On 26 July 1868, Benjamin Hieber with Rachel, born a Drescher.    

On 26 Sept.1869, Augustus Miller with Delila Ann, born a Waber [Weaver].      

On 9 March 1870, Johan [John] Heilmann with Margaretha, born a Utz.     

On 22 Oct.1871, Johan [John] Hoffa with Minerva, born a Persun.

 

English Language

Pastor H. L. Strodach 

On 27th April 1874,  Joseph Vollmer [Fullmer] & Maria                Elizabeth  YLL -  Aged respectively – 22 -- & -- 22.    

On the 5th of May 1874  Joseph Frey to Rebecca Huphluger                      Aged – 26 & 18 ,      

On the 11th of June 1874  Moses C. Tamoncy to Mrs. Frances              A. Gottleber --    Mr. Tamoncy of Wilkesbarre, Mrs. G of Dushore.     

July 2nd 1874  Jesse Norconk to Lucy A. Messersmiter   

March 27th 1875, Semour Garey to Anna Ortlieb. [dau. of Benedict Ortlieb & Mary Magdalena (Lena) Litzelman]      

Editor’s Note:  Source:   files of Reverend James J. Ruddick, SJ--Christiana S. Ortlieb, born in 1853, died on Jun 18, 1926.   Referred to as "Anna" and also as "Constantina."

March 28th 1875,  Chauncey Lilley to Matilda Moyer.    

Pastor L. Wolferz

On 1st January 1876  ? **?  Jakob  Born or Barn and Magdalena?                Schaad .  Witnesses:  John and Mary Utz .      

April 9th 1876  Port [Porter] W. Hunsinger & Irene Maynard .            Witnesses,  Mr. Schaefer & his wife Fianne        

November 30th 1876  Thanksgiving.  Ralph L. Martin & Hannah V. Yonkin.  Witnesses                     George Yonkin   Celinda Yonkin       

Jan. 3rd 1878  Mr. Silas Kisner and  Miss Emma C. Messersmith              both of Cherry Sullivan Co.,  Pa.       

Feb. 28th 1878  Mr. Benj. C. West and         Miss Ellen E. Yonkin. Witnesses Mr. Henry        Mosier & his wife Harietta.      

On the 24th of Sept. 1878, Mr. Frank J. Meyer and Miss Emma Fogel. Both of Bernice. Witnesses Mr. Julius Fogel and Miss Libbie Hoffa.         

Oct. 3rd 1878  Mr. Henry C. Schulze &          Miss Hannah Kneller.

Death Records

Deaths    1839 - 1871    

 

Editor’s Note:  Leichen - Begangnis    =  "Burial Rites" or "Funerals"

 

1.  On 23 Nov. 1839, Child Son of Samuel McNiel,  aged  13 yrs. 6 mo. 17 dys.      

2.   The 5th Feb. 1840,  Widow Henrich  of 72 yrs. 6 dys.      

3.       The 2nd Aug. 1840, Child Daughter of Henry Reinbold in Age of  8 yrs. 31/2 dys.  

4.       On 29 Aug. 1840,  Child Son of Antoni Weber [Weaver]  Aged 1 yr. 1 mo. 23 dys.   

5.       On 3rd Oct. 1840, Child Son of Johan [John] Diefenbacher  in Age of  3 yrs. 23 dys.      

6.       The 1st Nov. 1840, Jacob Diefenbacher  in Age of  64 yrs. 11 mo. 11dys.   

7.       The 22nd Nov. 1840, Henry Hennighauser  in Age of 31 yrs. 6 mo. 7 dys.    

8.       The 1st Sept. 1842,  Child Daughter of Johan [John] Bahr  in Age of 3 yrs. 10 mo. 16 dys.      

9.       On 9th Sept. 1842,  Child Son of Johan [John] Bahr  in Age of 1 yr. 4 mo. 8 dys.     

10.   On 17 April 1843,  Fran Hastmin  in Age of  42 yrs. 3 mo. 17 dys.     

11.   On 27 Dec. 1843,  Wilhelm [Wm.] Grafli  in Age of  79 yrs. 9 mo. 5dys.    

12.   On 25 May 1844, Wife of Salomen Nas [Noss] in Age of 35 yrs. 3 mo.     

13.   On 24 June 1844,  Child Daughter of Elias Hahn in Age of 1 yr. 6 mo. 5 dys.    

14.   On 13 July 1844,  Child Son of Antoni Waber [Weaver]  in Age of 3 yrs. 10 mo. 22 dys.    

15.   On 29 Aug.1844,  Child Daughter of Jacob Eberle  in Age of  1 yr. 3 mo. 16 dys.     

16.   On 8 Feb. 1845,  Child Son of Georg Geiser  in Age of  4 yrs. 3 mo. 26 dys.      

17.   On 2 Jan. 1846,  John Muhlheim  in Age of  24 yrs. 5 mo. 26 dys.        

18.   On 13 Feb. 1846, Maria Elizabeth, Wife of Friederich Trunt,  in Age of 27 yrs. 5 mo. 27 dys. 

19.   On 14 July 1846,  Father Georg Drescher  in Age of  71 yrs. 10 mo. 7 dys.   

         Editor’s Note: Tombstone reads:  12 July 1846, Age,  71 yrs. 9 mo. 24 dys.   

20.   On 18 Feb. 1847, infant Son of Johann [John] L. Heilmann  in age of 8 mo. 18 dys.   

21.   On 2 April 1847,  infant Daughter Livy [Levi] Hunsinger  in Age of 7 dys.   

 

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1.   April 4, 1848,  Anna Maria Hunsinger  Wife of Georg Hunsinger  in Age of 75 yrs.   

2.       April 5, 1848,  infant Son of Johan [John] Pearson  in Age of 1 mo. 8 dys.  

3.       Jan. 18, 1849, Jacob Hunsinger, in Age of 63 yrs. 5 mo. 22 dys.    

4.       March 19, 1849, Georg Drescher [Jr.] in Age of 45 yrs. 7 mo. 19 dys.  

5.       July 17, 1849, infant Son of Friederich Trunth  in Age of  7 mo. 23 dys.    

6.       Aug. 19,1849, Heinrich Hoffmann, from Furfeld, Germany,  in Age of 55 yrs.        

7.       Nov. 16, 1849, Child Son of Amos Rieser and his Wife, in Age of  1 yr. 1 mo. 17 dys.     

8.       Jan. 14, 1850, Johann [John] Gallere Dr. in Age of 82 yrs.    

9.       April 15, 1850, Magdalena, Wife of J.Georg Eberle, in Age of 57 yrs. 3 mo. 15 dys.     

10.   Jan. 31, 1851, Child Daughter of Jacob Dieffenbach and his Wife, in Age of 14 yrs. 12 dys.  

11.   May 11, 1851, Wife of Friederich Fuchs [Fox], in Age of 50 yrs. 7 mo. 9 dys.      

12.   June 8, 1851, Heinrich Yunkin, senior, [Henry Yonkin Sr.], in Age of 77 yrs. 1 mo. 3 dys.      

13.   July 7, 1851, infant Daughter of Joseph Hunsinger and his Wife, in Age of 2 days      

14.   Dec. 23, 1851, Child Son of Peter Yunkin [Yonkin] and his Wife, in Age of 3 yrs. 8 mo. 25 dys.  

15.   Jan. 6, 1852, Child Daughter of Johan Maierb [John Moyers or Meyers] and his Wife, in Age of  1yr. 4 mo. 22 dys.     

16.   Jan. 21,1852, Child Daughter of Sopfia Maiers [Moyers or Meyers] unmarried status, Aged 4 yrs. 9 mo. 21 dys.   

17.   Feb 21, 1852, Benjamin Samann [Sayman] in Age of 38 yrs. 9 mo. 1 dy.     

18.   April 22, 1852, Nancy, Wife of Berndhart Hunsinger in Age of  37 yrs.   

19.   July 29, 1852, Joseph Vollmer [Fullmer] Sr., in Age of 69 yrs.     

20.   Aug. 11, 1852, infant Son of Bernhard Mayer [Moyer or Meyer] and his wife, in Age of  1 mo. 25 dys.  

21.   Aug. 22, 1852, Father Johnannis Herzig, senior, [Jonas Hartzig Sr.], in Age of 77 yrs. 2 mo. 8 dys.  

22.   March 16, 1853, infant Daughter of Georg Frey and his Wife, in Age of 1 mo.    

23.   March 20, 1853, infant Son of Jacob Messerschmidt and his Wife, in Age of 10 mo. & 9 dys.    

 

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1.   Apr. 19, 1853, Father Johannes [Jonas or John] Steiner in Age of  83 yrs. 1 mo. 8 dys.

2.   June 13, 1853, John Jacob Messerschmidt Sr., in Age of  68 yrs. 9 mo. 3 dys.     

3.   July 17, 1853, Mrs. Elizabeth Hallacher, in Age of 47 yrs. 11 mo. 16 dys.      

4.   On the same Day, Mother Herzog [Hartzig] in Age of 72 yrs. 9 mo. and  part of one day     

5.   July 20, 1853, A Young Boy by the name of Henry Meyer in Age of 17 yrs. 4 mo. 13 dys.    

6.       Sept. 2, 1853,  Child Son of Joseph Vollmer [Fullmer] and his Wife, in Age of 4 yrs. 1 mo. 26 dys.  

7.       Sept. 9, 1853,  infant Son of Jacob Dieffenbach and his Wife, in Age of  23 dys.   

8.       Sept. 13, 1853,  A Daughter of Benj: Drescher and his Wife, in Age of  4 yrs. 8 mo. 7 dys.

9.       Sept. 27, 1853,  Child Daughter of George Frey and his Wife, in Age of  3 yrs. 10 mo. 17 dys. 

10.   April 12, 1854,  Child Daughter of Henry Young and his Wife, in Age of  8 yrs. 8 mo. 23 dys. 

11.   May 8, 1854,  Mother Katharina Drescher, Aged  80 yrs. 11 mo. 19 dys.      

Note: Tombstone reads;  80 yrs. 7 mo. 21 dys.    

12.   March 29, 1855, Loretha, Daughter of Johan Herzog [John Hartzig] and his Wife in Age of  2 yrs.3 mo.8 dys.

13.   April 19, 1855,  Anna Elizabeth, Widow [of] Johannes Schringf [John Shrimp], in Age of  65 yrs. 10 dys.

 

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Editor’s Note:  Starbefalle = Deaths           

 

1.   Benjamin, Child Son of Henry Ring and his Wife, died on 25 March, 1868 in Age of 6 yrs.                

       4 mo. 2 dys.    

2.   Mother Person, died on 17 June 1868, in Age of  84 yrs. 5 mo. 29 dys.   

3.       Daniel, infant Son of Johan [John] Meyer and his Wife, died on 4 May 1869, in Age of  18 dys.  

4.       Father Jacob Meyer died on 30 May 1869, in Age of  71 yrs. 1 mo.5 dys.    

5.       Barbara Ann Heverly, died on 19 Aug. 1869, in Age of  32 yrs. 6 mo. 21 dys.   

6.       Anna, infant Daughter of Benedick Artleg [?Ortlieb?] and his Wife, died on 15 Sept. 1869 in Age of 29 hours   

7.       Matilda, Wife of Joseph Yunkin [Yonkin] died on 22 June 1870 in Age of  48 yrs. 9 mo. 17 dys.  

8.       Christian D.Waber [Weaver], Son of Bernhard Weaver and his Wife, died on 27 June 1870, in Age of  21 yrs. 10 mo. 6 dys. 

9.       Jonathan Nolsen  died on 4 Nov.1870, in Age of  26 yrs. 4 mo. 16 dys.  

10.   Jacob Messerschmidt died on 16 April 1871, in Age of  47 yrs. 9 mo. 13 dys.    

11.   Maria Caroline, Daughter of Wiljam [William] Frutsche and Susanna Drescher, died on 27 April 1871, in Age of 9 yrs. 5 mo. and 11 dys.  

12.   Philipp Muller  died on 4 July 1871, in Age of  59 yrs. 5 mo. and 29 dys. 

13.   David Gudwien [Godwin], infant Son of Henry Ring and his Wife, died on 22 Aug. 1871, in Age of 4 mo. and 12 dys.      

 

Deaths    1854 - 1867    

 

Katharina, Wife of Georg Drescher /senior/ died on 8 May 1854, in Age of 80 yrs. 9 mo. 21 dys.   

 

Johann Heinrich, [John Henry], Son of Philip Heberly and his Wife, died on 18 Aug.1854, in Age of 15 yrs. 7 mo.     

 

The 6 Sept.1854, died an infant Daughter of Ruben Musselniad and his Wife, in Age of 1 day    

 

The 4 Nov.1854, died a Child Daughter of Joseph Vollmer [Fullmer] and his Wife, in Age of 1 yr. 10 mo. 12 dys. 

 

Maria, Wife of Nickolaus Kneller, died on 8 April 1855, in Age of 37 yrs. 6 mo. minus 2 dys.      

 

Peter Hunsinger, died the 11 May 1855, in Age of 78 yrs. 3 mo. 5 dys.     

 

Johann [John] Mathaus Heilmann, born and raised in Wurtenberg, died on 19 Dec.1855, in Age of 22 yrs. 5 mo. and 23 dys.      

 

The 30 May 1856, died a Child Son of Jacob Lamberson and his Wife, in Age of 1 hour.      

 

The 20 June 1856, died a Child Son of Henry Vollmer [Fullmer]and his Wife, Aged 2 yrs. 8 mo. 17 dys.      

 

The 11 Oct.1856, died Maria Madilda, marriage Daughter of Bernhard Steiner and his Wife, in Age of 15 yrs. 6 mo. and 20 dys.            

 

The 28 Jan.1857, died Katharina, marriage Daughter of Valentin Kneller and his Wife, in Age of 10 yrs. 24 dys.   

 

Editor’s Note:  Starbefalle = Deaths           

 

On 27 Feb.1857, died a Child Son of Jacob Dieffenbach and his Wife, in Age of 5 ½ hours.       

 

On 6 April 1857, died a Child Son of Bernhard Waber [Weaver] and his Wife, in Age of 1yr. 11mo. and 25dys.       

 

On 20 May 1857, died a Child Daughter of Wiljam [William] Kisner and his Wife, in Age of 14 dys.     

 

On 12 July 1857, died Benjamin Drescher, in Age of 52 yrs. 5 mo. and 11dys.     

 

On 25 Aug.1857, died Elizabeth, Widow of Peter Hunsinger, in Age of 70 yrs.  

 

On 9 Jan.1858, died a Child Daughter of Jacob Dieffenbach and his Wife, Aged 9 dys.    

 

On 10 Jan.1858, died Katharina, Wife of Johann [John] Meyers, in Age of 27 yrs. 1 mo. 18 dys.        

 

On 5 March 1858, died the Widow [of] Berndhard Hunsinger, in Age of 73 yrs. 9 mo. 5 dys.    

Editor’s Note:    Widow Hunsinger-- maiden name is "Barbara Feller", also found her name as "Fuller".

 

The 20 April 1858, died Hanna Elizabeth, Wife of Adam Drescher, in Age of 43 yrs. 3 mo. 20 dys.  

 

Widow Christina Dieffenbach, died on 21 Dec.1858, in Age of 74 yrs. 10 mo. 16 dys.              

 

Harrietta, Wife of George Messerschmidt, died the 6 Jan.1861, in Age of 20 yrs. 7 mo. and 18 dys. At the same time with her, their newborn infant Son is buried. --- Aged 15 days.       

 

Susanna, Child Daughter of Heinrich Vollmer [Fullmer] and his Wife, died on 16 Jan.1861, in Age of 1yr. 3 mo. and 8 dys.         

 

Johann [John] Jacob, Child Son of Jacob Hoffa /junior/ and his Wife, died on 5 Feb.1861, in Age of 1yr. 10 mo. and 29 dys.    

 

 Elizabeth, Wife of Emanuel Hieber, died on 23 Feb.1861, in Age of 21 yrs. 2 mo. and 26 dys.; At the same time with her, their newborn infant Son is buried. Aged 12 hours.    

 

Salome, Wife of Jacob Meyer, died on 27 Oct.1861, in Age of 60 yrs. 4mo. and 19 dys.     

 

Ursala Elizabeth, Widow Konig, died on 21 Dec.1861, in Age of 75 yrs. 8 mo. and 16 dys.    

 

Georg Conrath Mader **, died on 9 March 1862, in Age of 63 yrs. 10 mo. and 21 dys.      

 

Benjamin Lincoln, infant Son of Benjamin Zuber [Suber] and his Wife, died on 16 March 1862, in Age of 2 mo. 16 dys.      

 

Jacob Hoffa /senior/ died on 7 June 1862, in Age of 63 yrs. and 23 dys.        

 

Widow Anna Barbara Messerschmidt, died on 14 Aug.1862, in Age of 72 yrs. 2 mo. 18 dys.          

 

Johann Kilian Fuchs [John K.Fox], died on 16 Sept.1862, in Age of 28 yrs. 1 mo. and 26 dys.       

 

Maria Magdalena Heilmann, died on 7 Oct.1862, in Age of 15 yrs. and 16 dys.     

 

Katharina, Marriage Daughter of Heinrich Hennighausen and his Wife, died on 21 Oct.1862, in Age of 23 yrs. 5 mo. and 21 dys.      

 

Lavina, Daughter of Joseph Hunsinger and his Wife, died on 23 Nov.1862, in Age of 20 yrs. 9 mo. and 9 dys.                    

 

Adam Emanuel, Child Son of Benjamin Zuber and his Wife, Died on 20 March 1863, in Age of 4 yrs 6 mo and 20 dys       

 

George, Son of Ruben Drescher and his Wife, Died on 22 March 1863, in Age of 17 yrs and 1 mo    

 

Elizabeth, Daughter of Ruben Drescher and his Wife, Died on 7 April 1863, in Age of 13 yrs 3 mo 20 dys    

 

Katharina,  Daughter of Ruben Drescher and his Wife,  Died on 14 April 1863,  in Age of  19 yrs  1mo and 12 dys      

 

Johann [John] Jacob, Son of Valentin Kneller and his Wife, Died on 21 April 1863, in Age of 3 yrs 9 mo and 2 dys   

 

Daniel, Son of Valentin Kneller and his Wife, Died on 23 April 1863, in Age of 8 yrs 8 mo and 5 dys    

 

Johann [John] Ludwig Heilmann, Died on 25 June 1863, in Age of 61 yrs 2 mo and 21 dys      

 

Heinrich Rolandus, Child Son of Joseph Drescher and his Wife Sarah, Died on 1 Oct. 1863, in Age of 3 yrs 8 mo and 5 dys       

 

Milthon [Milton] Jurya, Child Son of Joseph Drescher and his Wife Sarah, Died on 15 Oct.1863, in Age of 6 yrs 1 mo and 22 dys       

 

Aron Haffe [Arron Hoffa], Died on 24 Oct.1863, in Age of 43 yrs 6 mo and 1 dy             

 

Mother Susanna, Wife of Samuel McNiel, died on 28 Jan.1865, in Age of 74 yrs 5 mo 24 dys       

 

Wilhelm [Wm.] Seidler, died on 24 Feb.1865, in Age of 55 yrs 19 dys      

 

Maria Magdalena, Widow of Jacob Hoffa /senuor/ died on 29 April 1865, in Age of 73 yrs. 9 mos. and 10 dys.  

 

Maria Katharina, Child Daughter of Jacob Hoffa and his Wife,died on 12 Oct.1865, Age 4 yrs. 2 mo. 7 dys.   

 

Adalheid , Child Daughter of Wilhelm [Wm.] F. Seidler and his Wife, died on 18 Dec.1865, in Age of 6 yrs. 4 mo. and 20 dys.      

 

Georg Adam, Child Son of Johann [John] Utz and his Wife, died on 15 Dec.1866, in Age of 5 yrs. 4 mo. and 8 dys.   

 

Johann [John] Becker, died on 28 April 1867, in Age of 74 yrs. 10 mo. and 7 dys.         

 

Georg Bernhard, Son of Bernhard Steiner and his Wife, died on 9 Oct.1867, in Age of 14 yrs. and 22 dys.  

  

Hanna Karolina, Daughter of Bernhard Steiner and his Wife, died on 22 Oct.1867, in Age of 10 yrs. 4 mo. and 5 dys.     

 

Deaths 1872 -1878    

 

Recorded in English         

 

A.   Friedrich Schreivogel  died on 10th January 1872      

     aged  53 years  3 months  14 days      

 

B.   Otilla, infant Daughter of Friederich Erb  and  his Wife      

      Died on 7th  August  1872 , in age of  3 Months  and  25 Days        

 

 

1.   Editor’s Note:  illegible

 

2.   Paul Hunsinger .  Born on 31st  August 1822      

      Died  Oct. 31st 1873 . Aged  50  Years  and  2  Months  [should be 51 yrs. 2 mos.]    

                  Was on 2nd November buried  

 

3.   Anna Maria Hoffa, Child of John and Minerva Hoffa, born     

      Dec. 6th, 1873, Died May 1st 1874, was buried May 3rd 1874     

      Aged  four Months and twenty five Days             

 

4.   Henry Francis Williams, child of Mr. S and Hariet Williams, born      

       January 29th 1873, died Aug 23rd 1874, was buried Aug 25th aged  1 yr  and  2 mo.        

 

5.       Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Hoffa, daughter of Conrad and 

Anna Marter [Mader **], born Feb. 9th 1835, died May 8th 1875,     

Buried May 10th 1875, aged 40 years, 2 Mths and 29 Days        

 

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1.   Bessie Jane Hoffa  daughter of John and his wife Minerva       

      Born on 19th April 1872  died January 15th 1876        

 

2.   Jeuie [Jennie] Carroline  daughter of  J.J. Hoffa and his wife  

      Magareth, born 29th of Octob. 1875  died 31st of March            

      1876  buried  April 2nd . age 5 months and 1 day          

 

3.   Jessie Daniel  son of Solon Heverly and his wife Caroline     

      Born 4th of December 1872  died Sabbath June 11th 1876       

      Buried June 13th       

 

4.   Katharine  Leidler       

 

5.   Gohn Benjamin Lamback [John B. Landback] born Aug  12th  1862 in     

       ?? Lercobeck ?? Lucern Co. Pa  died Feb 4th 1877 in Colley    

       Sull. Co.  buried Feb 6th 1877  Age 14 y.  5 m.  22 d.         

 

 

6.   Rob. Henry Krelmika  born Febr 7th 1877 died   

      Febr 10th 1877  age  3 days      

 

7.   Adam Drescher  born Febr 26th 1815 in Columbia Co    

      Died Febr 17th 1877 in Sull. Co.  buried 19th of Febr     

              Age  61 y. 11 m. 17 d.                     

 

8.   Louis Wilson Heverle  infant son of Solon      

      and his wife Caroline  born Dec. 24th 1876  died     

      Febr 26th 1877  buried Febr. 28 1876  Age 2 m. 2 d.

      Editor’s Note:    should be Febr. 28 1877.

 

9.       Christine Laemma  born October 12th 1807 in 

Berks Co.  died  April 13th  1877  Age 69 y. 6 m. 1 d.        

 

10.   Chas. Wolfruin  born 1819 in Saxony  died

July 8th 1877 in Dushore.  Age 58 y.        

 

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1.       Joseph Yonkin , was born Nov. 12th, 

1811 Berks Co. Pa.  died Feb. 24th     

1878 , was buried  Feb. 27th 1878 .    

Aged  66 yrs. 3 mo. 12 dys.                

 

2.       Wm. H. Wilcox  was born July 12th   

1876 in Dushore ;  died April 26th 1878   

and was buried  April 28th 1878    

Age  1 yr. 9 mo. 15 dys.               

 

3.       Lyddie Ann Huntzinger was 

Born Aug. 1st 1864 in Wilmot Bradford  

Co. Pa.  died May 8th 1878 , and was  

buried  May  10th  1878 .     

Aged  13 yrs. 9 mo. 7 dys.      

 

4.    Mary Jane Huntzinger , daughter of Geo.    

       Washington H. & Naomi Jane , his wife ;    

       was born Dec. 6th  1877 in Cherry  Sullivan  

       Co; Pa ; died May 27th 1878 , was  

       buried  May 29th 1878

       Aged  5 mo. 21 dys.     

 

5.    Susannah Ortleib  was born  

       Sept.  30th  1844 in Cherry  Sullivan 

       Co. Pa. , died July 22nd 1878 and was  

       buried  July 24th 1878 .     

       Aged  33 yrs. 9 mo. 22 dys.

 

 

** Editor's Remarks:In December 2007, we received the following comments from William Little, the administrator of the Little-Wentz Family Site. In addition to their intrinsic merit for understanding these families, they also throw light on the history of the "Martin" surname in our county and how it came to be associated with a German-American tradition. You will also find, on the Peace Church Cemetery and Thrashers (Old Zion) Cemetery pages, that Mike Clarke has photographed many of the markers for these and related families, for which we are all very grateful.
Dear Mr. Sweeney:

Our patriarch Conrad Wentz married Sharlotte Mader January 1, 1850 in Sullivan County, PA, I presume in the township of Cherry.
One of my cousins came across your Thrasher family transcriptions from German to English of the Register of the German Lutheran and Reformed Congregation at Cherry Township, Lycoming Co., PA, Old Lutheran Church Records, translated from German to English, Peace Church and Old Zion Church, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, 1838 - 1878, that record their marriage as well as a baptismal record for their first son, Adam Heinrich Wentz, born Sept 22, 1852, baptised Oct 23, 1852. The baptismal sponsors were Michael Mader and his wife Margretha (Margaret) Mader, the grandparents of the child Adam Heinrich (Henry) Wentz. The Wentz family later left Sullivan County for Mitchell County, Kansas in 1870. Below you will see a photo of Hannah Elizabeth Wentz, one of their children, born September 29, 1860 in Sullivan County, at the time of her marriage to John Ailers in 1877.
While the Mader families were living in Cherry in the 1850 Census, they were using the last name of "Martin". Conrad and Charlotte were noted as part of the Martin household. Sharlotte's parents, the Michael Martin family, stayed in Cherry, while Sharlotte and Conrad Wentz moved down the road to the township of Forks, Sullivan Co., PA by the 1860 Federal Census.
It appears that Michael's wife, Stone, R4, S4, Mawder, Margaret, born unknown, died May 9, 1867, wife of Michael Mawder, is buried in the Peace Cemetery. After she died, Michael remarried and it is not known at this time where he is buried.
Your photographic team has provided us with digital pictures of Margaret's grave marker and that which is likely the now illegible marker of her granddaughter, Angeline Elizabeth.
It also appears the Mader family married into the Hoffa families and Messersmith families of Cherry, based on other records that your team has translated. I elaborate in the following separate message.
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Family Tree, Line of Sharlotte Elizabeth Mader, born September 8, 1832, Bavaria - Bayern, Germany, "Frei statt Bayern" which literally means "Free state of Bavaria"
Mother, Margretha (Margaret/Margret) Mader, born Bayern, about 1800 Father, Michael Mader, born Bayern, about 1801 Brother, Valentine Mader, born Bayern, about 1829 Sister-in-law, Susan (Reeser *) Mader, wife of Valentine Mader, born PA, about 1837 Niece, Angeline Mader, daughter of Valentine Mader, born PA, about 1855 Nephew, John. H. Mader, son of Valentine Mader, born PA, about 1857 Niece, Susan Mader, daughter of Valentine Mader, born PA, about 1859 Nephew, Charles Mader, son of Valentine Mader, born PA, about 1861 Niece, Murrietta Mader, daughter of Valentine Mader, born PA, about 1863 Niece, Anne Mader, daughter of Valentine Mader, born PA, about 1865 Niece, Maria Mader, daughter of Valentine Mader, born PA, about 1868 Niece, Emma Mader, daughter of Valentine Mader, born PA, about 1870
* Editor's Note: You can learn more about the Reeser family at Faces and Families, Group Six: The Descendants of John Reeser and Madeline Betts.

Conrad Mader, Brother to Michael Mader:
-----Uncle, Conrad Mader, born Bayern, about 1798 Wife, Mary Mader, wife of Conrad Mader, born Bayern, about 1800 Daughter, Elizabeth Mader, born Bayern, February 9, 1835, died May 8, 1875, age 40 years, 2 months, 29 days, Township of Cherry, Sullivan County, PA. Elizabeth (Mader) Hoffa and Anna Mary (Mader) Messerschmidt were daughters of father Georg Conrad ("Conrad") Mader and mother Anna (Marter) Mader. Conrad and his wife Anna are buried at Thrashers Cemetery in Dushore, PA under the surname "Morter".

Elizabeth Mader, Niece to Michael Mader:
-----Elizabeth Mader, born Bayern, 1835, married Jacob Hoffa Jr., Township of Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA, January 7, 1854.
Husband, Jacob Hoffa Jr., born PA, Children of Elizabeth Mader Hoffa and Jacob Hoffa Jr. Elizabeth Hoffa, daughter of Elizabeth Mader Hoffa, born about 1854, PA George Hoffa, son of Elizabeth Mader Hoffa, born about 1857, PA (Johann) John Hoffa, son of Elizabeth Mader Hoffa, born about 1859, PA, died February 5, 1861, age 1 year, 10 months and 29 days. Emma Karolina Hoffa, daughter of Elizabeth Mader Hoffa, born January 4, 1872, baptised January 10, 1872, baptismal sponsor, Widow Maria Hoffa, wife of Jacob Hoffa Sr.

Ann[a] M. Mader, Niece to Michael Mader:
-----Ann M. Mader Messersmith, also spelled as Meserschmidt, born PA, about 1828. Anna Mader married Jacob P. Meserschmidt, Township of Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA, November 14, 1848. aunt to Scharlotte Mader Wentz who would marry Jacob Hoffa Jr. in 1848, and acted as a sponsor, along with Georg Messerschmidt, both unmarried, at the baptism of Georg Messerschmidt, born May 11, 1852, baptism September 12, 1852, noted as the son of Jacob Messerschmidt and his Wife.
Ann M. Mader Messersmith, born PA, about 1828, Jacob Messersmith, born Bavaria - Bayern, about 1823, son Jacob L. Messersmith, born PA, about 1853, daughter Lucy Ann Messersmith, born PA, about 1855, daughter Emmy Messersmith, born PA, about 1857, and son Charles Messersmith, born PA, about 1859. Jacob Messerschmidt died April 16, 1871, age 47 years, 9 months, 13 days, Township of Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA.
Editor's Note: You can learn more about the Messerschmidt family and the children of this relationship at The Family of Johannes Jakob Messerschmidt.
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The Mader family immigrated to America in 1836 from Germany. The Wentz family of Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, migrated across Europe, first to Holland and then to England, coming to America in 1848, settling in Pennsylvania.
I believe the Conrad Wentz side of the family must have had ties, all along, in Schuykill, as their second child, Mary Wentz, was born December 15, 1856, in Schuylkill, PA, even though the Wentz family was noted as living in Sullivan County between 1850 - 1870. Charlotte or Sharlotte Mader Wentz, may have gone to her in-laws to have the child, and then returned home to Cherry in the 1850 Census. Later they were in Forks in the 1860 Census where they remained through the 1870 Census.
I have placed links on my site to your Thrasher transcriptions and to your Peace Cemetery link. Your site and researchers' efforts have uncovered what I would equate to as discovering the "Holy Grail" in unlocking at lot of Mader and Wentz history for our family. More extensive information about them and their descendants can be found on my site. We thank you very much.

Obits for Sharlotte Mader Wentz and Conrad Wentz of Mitchell County, Kansas are noted below. They left Sullivan County, after the June 1870 Census, arrving in Mitchell County, KS, October 1870.

Glen Elder, KS 1902

Mrs Scharlottie Wentz: Died, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wm Little in Glen Elder, on Saturday June 28, Mrs Scharlottie Wentz, aged 69 years, 9 months, and 20 days. Mrs. Wentz was born in Germany, Sept. 8, 1832 and came to the United States in 1836 locating in Pennsylvania. In 1870 she moved to Kansas and afterward to Oklahoma and Wisconsin, coming back to Mitchell County, Kansas in 1898. The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. Helmick, of the M. E. church and the remains laid to rest in the Granite Creek cemetery. She leaves nine children to mourn her departure, 4 of whom live in Kansas, three in Nebraska and two in Wisconsin. The bereaved family have the sympathy of this community in the loss of their aged mother.
Note: Scharlottie Wentz was affectionately called "Grandma Betty" by the John Conrad Wentz family.

Cawker City Journal
Cawker City, KS
December 7, 1882

Conrad Wentz, died at his residence on Granite Creek, three miles east of Cawker City, Nov. 28, 1882, aged 63 years, five months and 24 days. He leaves a wife and eleven children; five of the children are at home with the mother in needy circumstances. He came from Reinpfalz, Bayern, Germany to Pennsylvania in 1848 where he was married to Charlotte Mader, Jan 1, 1850. He located at this place with the rest of the Pennsylvania colony Oct. 15, 1870. He was greatly afflicted for many years with gravel, and was once operated upon by Dr. D. C. Everson and two other physicians. He was a Presbyterian. This last sickness, with a complication of diseases creating intense suffering, he bore with Christian fortitude and submission. One of simple, earnest faith has gone to rest. May the blessing of God rest upon the bereaved family."


John and Hannah Elizabeth (Wentz) Ailers
Wedding Picture
Mitchell County, Kansas 1877
Note the facial resemblance to Anna Mary Mader, Her Aunt
Whose Picture can be Seen at
The Family of Johannes Jakob Messerschmidt.
Photo Used by Permission of K. Daugherty
Whose mother kept the photo in a small album

Here is a link to a side-by-side of these two photos, courtesy of Bill Little: Wentz and Mader Look-Alikes.

Here is an overview, also provided by Bill Little, on the striking resemblance of these Morter and Wentz relatives, taken some 29 years apart:

Anna Mary Morter, born April 3, 1828, Bavaria / Bayern, was the daughter of George Conrad Morter, born 1798, Bavaria/Bayern and wife Anna Mary Morter (mother), born 1802, Bavaria/Bayern, residents of the township of Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA. Her photo was taken circa 1849; she married Jacob P. Messersmith, November 14, 1848. Jacob P. Messersmith died April 17, 1871 and Anna M. Messersmith died August 2, 1907. Jacob and Anna Messersmith are buried in Zion Lutheran (Thrasher) Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA.

Hannah Elizabeth Wentz, born September 19th or 30th, 1860, Sullivan Co., PA, was the granddaughter of Michael and Margaret Mader, also noted by the family surnames of Mawder and Morter, residents of the township of Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA. Michael Mader/Morter and George Conrad Mader/Morter were brothers. Michael and Margaret Mader/Morter had two children, Valentine Morter and Scharlotte Mader/Morter. Michael Mader/Morter's daughter, Scharlotte Mader, married Conrad Wentz, January 1, 1850, in the township of Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA. Scharlotte and Conrad Wentz, would bear 8 of their 11 children in PA before moving to Granite Creek, near Cawker City, Mitchell Co., KS by October of 1870. Their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Wentz, was the third child of the Wentz family to be born in PA. Hannah's wedding photo was taken circa 1877; she married John D. Ailers, and both were residents of Bloom, Osborne Co., KS. John D. Ailers died about 1910 and Hannah Elizabeth Ailers remarried to Balser F. Roeder, on December 15, 1913, residents of Hastings, Adams Co., NE. Hannah Elizabeth Roeder died October 18, 1943, Westminster, Adams Co., CO, and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, CO, Block 22, Lot 305, Section 7.

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