Settlers XXXII: Descendants of
Jacob Kester and Katherine Knubaharin

 

Compiled by Dave Kester
June 2003

 

The Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page is most grateful to Dave for this history and for the other advisors and contributors who assisted him. Mr. Kester specifically wishes to thank the following individuals:

Richard Hunsingerrhunsi2@ptd.net

John Blairjblair77@btopenworld.com

Linda Crawfordringdale@hotmail.com

Carol Brotzmanbrotzmans@epix.net

Bob Sweeneybobs@chall.com

 

 

1. Jacob1 Kester, born 22 May 1784 in , Northampton, Pennsylvania; died 30 Mar 1873 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Katherine (Knubaharin) Kester, born 1791; died 10 Dec 1857 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for Jacob Kester

      According to George Streby's History of Cherry Township (1903), Jacob Kester was probably the first man to permanently settle in the township. Family tradition holds that he and his wife, whose maiden name was Katherine Knubaharin, came from Berwick (Columbia County, Pennsylvania.) to Cherry township in 1813 on the first Susquehanna and Tioga Turnpike, and settled on lands now owned by Charles Bahr and Benjamin Kester. This is fully borne out by some of the early settlers who have said that Mr. Kester had a large farm cleared and fruit trees of considerable size growing thereon when they came to this section. To them were born two daughters, Eliza and Sarah, who married John and William Hartzig, respectively, and two sons, Joseph and Charles. To this date it has been difficult to discern Jacob's parentage, as records in Lehigh County where he was born indicate there were several Jacob Kesters residing there around the same time.

     

Notes for Katherine Knubaharin

      This name has not been documented anywhere other that in George Streby’s History of Cherry Township. With this spelling it is not even considered a legitimate German name and is not found elsewhere among Pennsylvania German immigrants. German speaking peoples often put the suffix "in" after a name to denote a female and the name might originally have been Neuber, a very common name in Germany and also found in many Pennsylvania counties, including Sullivan and Bradford. Katherine Neuber + in could conceivably been transmogrified into K. Neuberin, Knubarin and ultimately Knubaharin, but that remains to be discovered and proven.

     

NOTE to the EIGHTH GENERATION and those beyond: A point to ponder.

      Only two of the nearly one thousand of Jacob Kester's descendants listed herein have been named for him. They were Jacob L. Bahr in the nineteenth century and Jacob J. Karge in the twentieth. Jacob, a Hebrew name meaning supplanter (one who takes the place of another through force or strategy) is one of the great names of history, a person about whom a multitude of traditions have gathered, dating back to 2000 B.C. It occurs among the writings of Hammurabi as Yakibula. As recorded in the Book of Genesis Jacob was the son of Isaac and the grandson of Abraham His twelve sons gave rise to the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Jacob was the most popular name given to boy babies in 2001 and 2002. Wouldn't it be nice to honor your great-great-great-great-great grandfather by bringing this fine name back into the family?

 

      Children of Jacob Kester and Katherine Knubaharin were as follows:

+    2          i           Joseph2 Kester, born 18 Oct 1809; died 13 Sep 1878 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Catharine (Miller) Kester.

+    3          ii           Sarah2 Kester, born 29 Apr 1813 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 27 Jun 1874 in Cherry, Sullivan. Pennsylvania; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married William Hartzig Sr.

+    4          iii          Elizabeth2 Kester, born 8 Aug 1816 in Cherry, Sullivan. Pennsylvania; died 8 Mar 1860; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married John Hartzig.

      5          iv          Charles ("Carl")2 Kester, born 11 May 1820; died 17 Jan 1881 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

Generation 2

 

2. Joseph2 Kester (Jacob1), born 18 Oct 1809; died 13 Sep 1878 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Catharine (Miller) Kester, born 16 Jul 1812; died 16 Aug 1883 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania. His death date is confirmed by the death notice listed in the local newspaper, as per the following obituary.

The Sullivan Review
December 19, 1878

Died on Friday night, December 13th, Joseph Kester, aged 69 years. The interment took place at the Germany Lutheran church on Monday.

 

Notes for Joseph Kester

      Source: History of Cherry Township by George Streby, 1903

Joseph Kester married Catharine Miller and settled on the homestead. To them were born: twins, who died in infancy; Josiah, lives in Bradford County, Ellen, married John Nevil of Forks Township, Joseph, of Cherry Township, Catharine, deceased, married Jonas Hunsinger, Charles, of Forks Township, Sarah, married John Hibbard of Forks Township, Benjamin, lives on the homestead.

 

      Children of Joseph Kester and Catharine Miller were as follows:

      6          i           twins3 Kester, died in infancy.

+    7          ii           Jesse3 Kester, born Jul 1836 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1932 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in May Cemetery, Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) Mary Ann (Rinebold) Kester; (2) Sarah Ann (Hunsinger) Kester.

+    8          iii          Private Joseph3 Kester, born 27 Feb 1838 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 4 Oct 1913 in Colley, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) Sarah Ann (Hunsinger) Kester; (2) Lydia ((---)) Kester.

      9          iv          Ellen3 Kester, born abt 1840 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married John Neville, born in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

+    10        v          Charles3 Kester, born 7 Apr 1841 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1 Oct 1912 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Mary Ann (Bahr) Kester.

+    11        vi          Catherine3 Kester, born abt 1845 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 12 May 1872; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Jonas Hunsinger.

      12        vii         Sarah3 Kester, born Aug 14, 1847, and then baptized on Aug 31 of that month. The sponsors were William Herzog and his wife (Source: Old Zion church records, Dushore, PA).  She married John Hibbard.

      13        viii        Elizabeth Rachel3 Kester, born Nov 9, 1848 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, and then baptized on Feb 18, 1849. The sponsors were Philip Nahl and his wife (Source: Old Zion church records, Dushore, PA). The following obituary suggests a different birth date, in 1841 or 1840. However, the chronology of other births in the family indicates that the birth date recorded in the Church records is probably more reliable.

The Sullivan Review
August 8, 1912

Mrs. Elizabeth Beinlich of Eldred Township, Lycoming County, died at her home on Saturday at the age of 71 years. The funeral services were held at the home of her brother Benjamin Kester in Cherry township on Monday with interment at Peace church cemetery, Rev. J. Fred of Bernice officiating. She is survived by one son and one daughter and by the following brothers, residing in this vicinity; Benjamin Kester of Cherry, Charles of Overton, and Joseph of Lee Settlement.

+    14        ix          Benjamin3 Kester, born Dec 4, 1850 and was baptized on Feb 16, 1851. The sponsors were his parents (Source: Old Zion church records, Dushore, PA). He died 25 Jun 1929; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Anna Juleana (Sayman) Kester (see 49).

 

 

3. Sarah2 Kester (Jacob1), born 29 Apr 1813 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 27 Jun 1874 in Cherry, Sullivan. Pennsylvania; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married William Hartzig Sr, born 26 Aug 1810; died 26 Nov 1882, son of John Hartzig and Catharine (Shiredecker) Hartzig.

 

 

      Children of Sarah Kester and William Hartzig Sr. were as follows:

      15        i           William3 Hartzig Jr., born about 1833.

+    16        ii           Sarah3 Hartzig, born 25 Nov 1835 in Ringdale, Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 29 May 1878 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Benjamin Jonathan Sayman II  .

 

Notes for Sarah Kester

      Sarah appears in the 1850 census of Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania on page 337B as "Sally", age 14, living with her parents and 3 brothers and 1 sister. Name is spelled "Hartcig" In the 1870 census of Forks Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania., page 54B, line 9, house 26, family 26, she is shown as "Sally", age 35, married and living with husband and children.

 

      17        iii          John3 Hartzig, born abt 1838.

      18        iv          Samuel3 Hartzig, born 1839; died 21 Jan 1858; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

      19        v          Catherine3 Hartzig, born abt 1846.

 

 

4. Elizabeth2 Kester (Jacob1), born 8 Aug 1816 in Cherry, Sullivan. Pennsylvania; died 8 Mar 1860; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania. She married John Hartzig, born 19 Aug 1807 in Baden, Germany; died 11 Jun 1890 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of John Hartzig and Catharine (Shiredecker) Hartzig.


John Hartzig and Elizabeth Kester
Taken Before Her Death in 1860
From the Catherine Rohe Pedro Collection

 

      Children of Elizabeth Kester and John Hartzig were as follows:

+    20        i           Catharine3 Hartzig, born 13 Dec 1834; died 25 Oct 1924; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Charles Bahr.

+    21        ii           Charles3 Hartzig, born 5 Sep 1836; died 15 Aug 1917 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Old  Zion (Thrasher) Cemetery, Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Amanda Maria (Thrasher) Hartzig.

+    22        iii          John S.3 Hartzig, born 6 May 1838; died 23 May 1933 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Susanna (Bahr) Hartzig.

+    23        iv          Hannah3 Hartzig  , born 1840 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 28 Mar 1938 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Peter Rohe  .

      24        v          Louisa3 Hartzig, born abt 1844; died 30 Sep 1857.

      25        vi          Lucinda3 Hartzig, born 8 Jul 1846; died 23 Dec 1904.

      26        vii         Loretta3 Hartzig, born 1853; died 1855.

 

5. Charles ("Carl")2 Kester (Jacob1), born 11 May 1820; died 17 Jan 1881 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania. 

 

      Child of Charles Kester and Elizabeth Barth (out of wedlock) was:

      Samuel Kester, born 5 Mar, 1848 and baptized on 27 July 1848. The sponsors were Joseph Kester and his wife (Source: Old Zion church records). Samuel Kester committed suicide on January 17, 1900.

 

Generation 3

 

7. Jesse3 Kester (Joseph2, Jacob1), born Jul 1836 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1932 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in May Cemetery, Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Mary Ann (Rinebold) Kester, born 3 Nov 1842 in Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died 26 Jun 1902 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in New Era, Cemetery, Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania, daughter of Conrad Rinebold and Elizabeth (Eisenhard) Rinebold.

 

Notes for Jesse Kester

      From a postscript to The Descendants of Jesse Kester and Mary A. Rinebold by John Blair:

On November 20, 2001, we received the following message from Dave Kester, another Kester family historian:

 "Jesse Kester was my great grandfather Charles Kester's brother. Jesse's descendants lived twenty miles away (in Terry Township) from Charles' for several generations and neither knew of the existence of the other. Of course, most of Jesse's family in Bradford County, were descended from his daughters who married out and therefore weren't named Kester, and that may have had something to do with it. I learned for the first time of Jesse's existence from John Blair, within the last year. Still it was a not such a small world back then. But the best Thanksgivings I ever had were among my Kester relatives in Dushore and Overton. Those were the days." Amen to that, Dave Kester.

     

Notes for Mary Ann Rinebold

      Mary Ann’s father Conrad Rinebold was born in Lehigh County. He was a son of William (Wilhelm) Rinebold, of Lehigh County. In 1852 Mr. Rinebold came to Forks Township, locating on the farm now owned by Joseph Yanney. Mr. Rinebold married Eliza Isenhart, of Lehigh County. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Rinebold were: Henry, of Watsontown, Pennsylvania; Mary, deceased, married Jessie Kester, of Cherry; Sarah Ann, married Charles Hunsinger, of Forks; Reuben, deceased, of Forks; Elizabeth, married Augustus Lapp, of New York.

     

Source: "The Ludwig Reinbold Family" by William H. Rinkenbach, 1960. (Lehigh County Historical Society). No record has been found of the birth or baptism of Conrad, son of Wilhelm Reinbold, but a biographical sketch gives his parentage. He married Elizabeth Eisenhard of Lehigh County, who probably was a daughter of George Eisenhard (1789-1853) and wife Elizabeth Kelchner (1790-1858). Conrad & Elizabeth Reinbold were residents of Upper Milford Twp., Lehigh County, where they purchased land in 1846. The U.S. Census of 1850 lists them and their 5 children and gives their ages. In 1852 they sold their property and moved to Forks Township, Sullivan County, Pa. Conrad Rinebold died on Feb 25, 1875, and was buried at St. Paul's Reformed Church, Overton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. His tombstone gives his name as "Rinebold", and his children spelled the name in this way. His age is given as 62 years, 3 months, & 15 days, so he was born on Nov 10, 1812. No will or administration of an estate has been found. The grave of his wife has not been found, so the dates of her birth & death aren't known. The children of Conrad Rinebold are listed. The son Henry lived at Watsontown, Pennsylvania. Reuben didn't marry, and lived in Forks Twp. Elizabeth married Augustus Lapp of New York. Mary and Sarah Ann married as shown in these records and presumably remained in Sullivan County or nearby. When he came to Forks Twp. in 1852, he located on a farm owned by one Joseph Yanney. Mary Ann’s grandfather lived in Salisbury & Upper Saucon Twp., and was a tenant farmer. He lived with his son Solomon after his wife died. In 1858-60 he moved to Stark County, Ohio with his brother Johannes. Wilhelm was planning a visit to Lehigh County to celebrate his 100th birthday, but died at the age of 99 years & 325 days in Limaville, Ohio at his son-in-law's home (James Miller). The baptism in 1801 of Wilhelm, son of Ludwig and Christina Reinbold, born on Nov 28, 1778 is recorded. He probably was born in or near PlymouthTownship, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He is notable in the family for having attained the greatest age recorded to date; 40 days less than 100 years. By 1800 he had married Elizabeth Daubert, daughter of Heinrich Daubert (1758-1820) and wife Maria Engel of Upper Milford Township in what is now Lehigh County. She was born on Mar 5, 1781 and died on Sep 10, 1828, being buried at St. Paul's (Blue) Church in Upper Saucon Township., Lehigh County. The personal records of the Rev. Samuel Hess mention her burial. U.S. census records for 1810 and the township tax list for 1812 show that Wilhelm remained a resident of Salisbury Township after his marriage. The baptisms of his children Johannes, Elizabeth, Catharina, Solomon, Susanna, Heinrich, and Wilhelm are recorded at the Jerusalem (Western) Church, while those of his daughers Sarah and Maria are recorded at the Blue Church. About 4 years after the death of his wife Elizabeth, Wilhelm, at age 55, married Hanna Schaeffer, who was born on Aug 17, 1807, the daughter of George & Elizabeth Schaeffer. The baptisms of their children Dilera & Peter are recorded. Wilhelm Reinbold was a farmer, but not a land-owner. Like many of his neighbors, he spoke no English. When he was 80 or more years of age, he and at least a daughter moved to Ohio and settled in or near Limaville, Stark County. A picture taken after this migration is in the possession of one of his descendants. He died suddenly on Oct 17, 1878 when planning a visit to his old home in Pennsylvania to celebrate his 100th birthday. The Allentown (Pa.) Friedens-Bote for Nov 13, 1878 contained the following:

     

      "Starb em Oct 17th in Limaville, Stark County, Ohio, an der Wohnung ihrer Tochtermannes James Miller, Vater William Reinbold in Grossjahren 99 Jahren, 10 Monaten un 19 Tagen. Starbt er an Alterschwache und war nur ein Tag B"ttlagerig. Er war fr"der ein Einwohner von Obers ucon, Lecha   County, Pa. und hinterlasst viele Freunde und verwandte, sein Andenken zu ehren. Sein 100 ster Geburtstag ware der bevorstehende Danktag, 28 te November, gewesten."

 

      A search of the graveyard at Limaville has revealed no tombstone for Wilhelm, nor has one been found there or elsewhere for his 2nd wife, Hannah. It isn't known if she accompanied him to Ohio. He evidently was accompanied by his daughter, Susanna (m. Jacob Miller) and perhaps by his daughter, Dilera. Efforts to locate and contact descendants of Wilhelm and his brother Johannes in Ohio have been unsuccessful.

 Editor's Note: You can learn more about this prominent old Sullivan County family at Descendants of Wilhelm Reinbold of Lehigh County, PA.    

 

      The Sullivan Review, July 3, 1902_Mrs. Mary Ann Kester, wife of Josiah Kester, died at their home near New Era, June 26, aged 59 years, seven months and 23 days. Funeral services conducted by W.J. Campbell . Interment at Wilmot .

 

      Children of Jesse Kester and Mary Ann Rinebold were as follows:

      27        i           Lena4 Kester, born in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

+    28        ii           Harvey B.4 Kester, born 30 Dec 1864 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 16 Feb 1964 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Julietta (Rinebold) Kester.

+    29        iii          Lloyd4 Kester, born 1869 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Elizabeth (Vernon) Kester.

      30        iv          Ida4 Kester, born 1872 in LaPorte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) David Howell; (2) on 30 May 1936 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania Edward Vanderpool, born abt 1874 in South Towanda, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania. Notes: Source: Marriage license application # 20511 dated May 26, 1936 on file in Towanda, Bradford, PA., to Edward Vanderpool, age 62, residing in South Towanda, PA, who was a farmer. This was Edward's 2nd marriage, his first ending in May 15, 1935 by death of 1st wife. This was Ida's 3rd marriage, her 1st ending in March 30, 1902 by husband's death, then 2nd ending in March 14, 1932 by death of husband. Ida's residence was South Towanda with occupation as housewife, age 64. Edward & Ida were married by Rev. J. D. Herrick of Towanda, PA.

+    31        v          Arminda Cordelia4 Kester, born 17 Dec 1874 in LaPorte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1935 in Endicott, Broome, New York.  She married James Bates.

+    32        vi          Mary Ann4 Kester  , born Nov 1879 in ,, Pennsylvania; died 1938 in Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in New Era, Cemetery, Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married John Henry May  .

 

 

8. Private Joseph3 Kester (Joseph2, Jacob1), born 27 Feb 1838 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 4 Oct 1913 in Colley, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) abt 1858 Sarah Ann (Hunsinger) Kester, born abt 1847 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died bef 1904, daughter of Samuel Hunsinger and Sarah (Brobst) Hunsinger; (2) Lydia ((---)) Kester, born abt 1836; died 24 Mar 1932 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for Private Joseph Kester

      Joseph served as a Private in Co. G, 49th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

     

The Sullivan Review , October 9, 1913

      Joseph Kester a veteran of the Civil War and for many years a resident of Sullivan County died last Saturday at his home in Colley Township at the age of 75 years 7 months and 5 days. Funeral services were held this Wednesday, Rev. W.H. Fehr officiating. Interment was made in the Germany cemetery. Deceased is survived by his widow, two daughters and one son.

     
Notes for Lydia Kester
The Sullivan Review, March 30, 1932

      Mrs. Lydia Kester, widow of the late Joseph Kester of Cherry Township, died Thursday, March 24th at the home of E. W. Huffmaster in Cherry Township, at the age of 95 years. For some years Mrs. Kester had made her home with her stepdaughter, Mrs. Emma Yanney. She is survived by two grandchildren who live in the west, also two-step daughters, Mrs. Robert McMahon of Ulster and Mrs. Emma Yanney of Cherry Township and one stepson Lee Kester of Mehoopany. Funeral service will be held this Wednesday afternoon. Interment in Peace cemetery.

 

      Children of Private Joseph Kester and Sarah Ann Hunsinger were as follows:

      33        i           Catherine4 Kester, born 1859.

+    34        ii           Emma4 Kester, born abt 1861.  She married (---) Yanney.

      35        iii          Anna4 Kester, born abt 1865.

+    36        iv          Levi4 Kester, born abt 1867; died in Forkston.  He married Jennie (Hobbs) Kester.

      37        v          Thomas4 Kester, born Oct 1879; died in Detroit, MI.

 

 

10. Charles3 Kester (Joseph2, Jacob1), born 7 Apr 1841 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1 Oct 1912 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Mary Ann (Bahr) Kester, born 1844 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1902 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in May Cemetery, Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania, daughter of Private Samuel Bahr and Caroline (Lopfrom) Bahr.

 

Notes for Charles Kester

      Charles Kester was born in Cherry Township, April 7, 1841. He was a son of Joseph and Catharine (Miller) Kester and a grandson of Jacob Kester, who was probably the first permanent settler of Cherry Township, where he located about 1813 on the farm now owned by Charles Bahr and Benjamin Kester. Mr. Kester located on a farm in Forks Township, Sullivan County Pennsylvania. His son Alfred Benjamin Kester later purchased an adjacent farm. He married Mary Ann Bahr. She was a daughter of Samuel and Caroline Lopfrom. Mr. Bahr, being a son of John Bahr, who settled in Cherry Township in 1833. To Mr. and Mrs. Kester have been born: Salinda, dec'd, married George Shrimp, dec'd of Forks; Samuel, who died in March, 1892; Alfred, of Forks; George, of Campbellville; Jerome, of Lexington, Missouri.; Charles, also of Lexington, Missouri.

Source: History of Cherry Township by George Streby, 1903

     

The Sullivan Review , 18 Jan 1894

      The following gentlemen have been drawn to serve as grand jurors at the February term of the Court of Common Pleas, etc., of Sullivan County: Frank Coyle, Reuben Brown, A.A. Collins, M.A. Finan, Thomas Schell, S.L. Bryan, Michael Donovan, CHAS. KESTER…

     

Notes for Mary Ann (Bahr) Kester

      Mary Ann's grandfather, John Bahr came from Berks County in 1833 and purchased the improvements on the farm now owned by Barney Hunsinger. His grandfather was a native of Germany. He married Mary Magdalena Reeser, a sister of John Reeser of Cherry. They were the parents of fourteen children, seven sons and seven daughters, all of whom came to Cherry with their parents except the eldest daughter who remained in Berks County. It is said that her Father, Private Samuel Bahr resided in Cherry Township and later traveled west, perhaps around 1856.

     

The Sullivan Review , July 2, 1919

      Mrs. Mary Kester, wife of the late Chas. Kester, died Wednesday, June 25, at the home of her son, Alfred, in Forks township. She is survived by four sons, Alfred and George of Forks, and Jerome and Charles of Lexington, Missouri. Funeral services were held Friday, Rev. W. J. Yingst officiating.

Interment was made at Overton.

     

      The following letter was found folded up in the Wentzell Family Bible recently purchased for the Sullivan County Historical Society.

             “Renova [sic] Feb 24th /64_Dear Wife I arrived safe today 24th and found the folks all well and business plenty. I have a place and will go to work in the morning, I work for the same man that William Hartzig works for, and I board with William. The men that work with us all board there and the boss boards there to [sic]. We get one dollar and fifty cents per day and they think about the 17th of next month they will pay two dollars a day and then it will pay. Write soon and I will write again._Your loving Husband_Charles Kester”__

See image of actual 1864 letter from Charles to Mary Ann at The Wentzell Family Bible Scroll down the page. <http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/SullivanCountyHistoricalSociety/Wentzell.htm>          

 

      Children of Charles Kester and Mary Ann Bahr were as follows:

      38        i           Celinda Susanna4 Kester, born 28 Jan 1862 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 21 Sep 1890.  She married George Shrimp, born in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.   Notes: The Sullivan Gazette, September 25, 1890_Mrs. Salinda Shrimp, of Forks, died of inflamatory rheumatism Friday at the age of 29 years. _Mrs. Shrimp, nee Miss Kester, was the wife of the late George Shrimp of Forks, who died about three years ago. The remains of the deceased were interred at the Germany cemetery in Cherry, Sunday. Rev. Geo. H. Miller officiating. Note: Salinda = Celinda

+    39        ii           Deacon Samuel Clinton4 Kester, born 18 Nov 1865; died 21 Mar 1892 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.; buried 24 Mar 1892 in St Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pa.  He married unknown.

+    40        iii          Alfred Benjamin4 Kester  , born 26 Jun 1868 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1943 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in St Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Clara May (Musselman) Kester  .

 

+    41        iv          George W.4 Kester, born Sep 1872 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.; died 3 Sep 1924; buried in St Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pa.  He married Nora A. (Litzelman) Kester.

      42        v          Wesley Jerome4 Kester, born 2 Dec 1875 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died aft 1943 in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri.

      43        vi          Charles Franklin4 Kester, born 21 Jun 1881 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died aft 1943 in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri.

 

Pictured, L-R: Alf & May Kester, Uncle Ed (Francke?)

& Aunt Cathryn (?), Blanche Kester (in front), Nell (?)

Ruth Kester, age 3mos. in house, asleep - July 1897

 

 

11. Catherine3 Kester (Joseph2, Jacob1), born abt 1845 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 12 May 1872; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married ABT. 1859 Jonas Hunsinger, born abt 1835 in Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 17 May 1904; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Joseph Hunsinger and Mary (Sherman) Hunsinger.

 

      Children of Catherine Kester and Jonas Hunsinger were as follows:

      44        i           Hannah4 Hunsinger.  She married Theodore Townsend.   Notes: Listed in 1850 census in Albany, N.Y.

      45        ii           Frank B.4 Hunsinger, born 8 Jul 1862 in Cherry, Bradford , Pennsylvania; died Jan 1950; buried in Colley Cemetery, Colley, Sullivan , Pennsylvania.   Notes: Never married. Lived with George Samuel Landback who was his brother Charles Edwards brother-in-law. The Sullivan Review, January 19, 1950_B. Frank Hunsinger of Colley died at the home of Samuel Shaffer, Dushore, RD, Saturday morning. Mr. Hunsinger was born in Cherry Towship July 8, 1862, the son of Jonas and Katherine Kester Hunsinger, and is survived by two nephews, Ezra and Howard Hunsinger of Sayre. Funeral services were held Tuesay moring at the Holcombe Funeral Home on Carpenter street. Rev. John D. Keener, officiating. Interment in the Colley Cemetery.

+    46        iii          Adelbert J.4 Hunsinger, born 1864; died 1944; buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Margaret Mathilda (Drake) Hunsinger.

+    47        iv          Charles Edward4 Hunsinger, born 2 Jul 1868 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 8 Mar 1940 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  He married Annie Ellen (Landback) Hunsinger  .

 

 

14. Benjamin3 Kester (Joseph2, Jacob1), born Dec 1850; died 25 Jun 1929; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married abt 1875 Anna Juleana (Sayman) Kester (see 49), born 21 Jan 1854; died 27 Jul 1920, daughter of Benjamin Jonathan Sayman II   and Sarah (Hartzig) Sayman.

 

Notes for Benjamin Kester  Source: History of Cherry Township by George Streby, 1903

      Benjamin Kester was born in Cherry in 1850. He was a son of Joseph and Catharine (Miller) Kester. His grandfather, Jacob Kester, was probably the first permanent settler in Cherry Township, locating on the lands now owned by Charles Bahr and Benjamin Kester, the subject of this sketch, about 1813. Mr. Kester married Angelina Sayman, a daughter of Benjamin and Sallie (Hartzig) Sayman, deceased, of Forks. Mr. and Mrs. Kester are both of German descent. To them one son, Walter, was born, who died in infancy.

     

Notes for Anna Juleana (Sayman) The Sullivan Review July 28, 1920

      Mrs. Angeline Kester, wife of Benjamin Kester, died Tuesday evening at the home of Fred Karge in Cherry township, at the age of 66 years and 6 months. She is survived by her husband, three sisters, Mrs. Thos. Murray of Bernice, Mrs. Frank Hunsinger of Cherry and Mrs. Levy Smith of Luzerne, and two half-sisters, also one brother, Samuel B. Sayman of Cherry Township and five half-brothers. Funeral service will be held in Peace church, Friday.

 

      Children of Benjamin Kester and Anna Juleana Sayman were as follows:

      48        i           Walter4 Kester, born 3 Dec 1886; died 23 Feb 1887.

 

 

16. Sarah3 Hartzig (Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 25 Nov 1835 in Ringdale, Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 29 May 1878 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married on 3 Apr 1853 in Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania Benjamin Jonathan Sayman II  , born 3 Apr 1830 in Hamburg, Berks, Pennsylvania; died 19 Jun 1914 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Benajmin Jonathan Saeman I and Katherine (Epler) Saeman.

 

Notes for Sarah Hartzig

      Appears in 1850 census of Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. on page 337B, as "Sally", age 14, living with her parents and 3 brothers and 1 sister. Name is spelled "Hartcig" In the 1870 census of Forks Twp., Sullivan County, Pennsylvania., page 54B, line 9, house 26, family 26, she is shown as "Sally", age35, married and living with husband and children.

     

Notes for Benjamin Jonathan Sayman II Source: History of Forks Township by George Streby, 1903

      Benjamin Sayman was born in Bucks County in 1830. He came from Bucks County to Cherry Township in 1849. In 1853 Mr. Sayman married Sarah Hartzig and located in Forks Township. The children of Mr. Sayman by his first wife were: Angeline, married Benjamin Kester; Mary Ann, married Levi Hunsinger; William, deceased; Sarah, deceased, married John Yanney; Hannah, deceased, married John Jacoby; Emma, married Frank Hunsinger; Etta, married Thomas Murray; Adaline, deceased, married Eli Rinebold; Samuel, of Cherry; John, deceased; Josephine, deceased, married C.W. Rumsey; Carlissa, married David Millheim. After the death of his first wife, he married Elizabeth Shaffer, a daughter of Jonathan and Catharine (Stahl) Shaffer, of Forks Township. His children by his second wife were: Elisha, Willis, Hattie, married Bertie Vangordon; Elmira, Deland, Roxy, deceased; Dora, Benjamin, Leo, deceased; and Freddie. The original spelling of the name was Saeman. He was son of Benjamin Jonathan (Lewis) Saeman, I, (1814-1850) and Kate Epler. Benjamin I was son of Ludwig Saeman (1762) and Justine Schaeffer. Ludwig was the son of Johann Ludwig Sayman (1722-1797) and Anna Maria "Magdalena" Geschwindt (1728-1798) Johann was born in Evangelisch, Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany. For eight years, prior to leaving for America, he was a member of the body-guard of Frederick the Great of Prussia. (Per Montgomery's History of Berks County, page 939). He arrived in Philadelphia Oct. 25, 1748 on the Ship "Patience and Margaret", John Govan, Captain, from Rotterdam, last from Leith. He was aged 26 and came with his wife, his brother Heinrich, aged 23 and his sister, Anna Marguerretta and his brother, Benedict. He settled in Bern, which later became Upper Bern and is now Tilden Township, Berks County., Pa. He had five sons and five daughters. He helped found St. Michael's Church & school in 1752 in Bern (now Tilden) Township and was its first elder. Benjamin made his homestead on the farm next to his father's land in Forks Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Partial sources - Mary Sayman & Eric Storck

 

      Children of Sarah Hartzig and Benjamin Jonathan Sayman II were as follows:

      49        i           Anna Juleana4 Sayman, born 21 Jan 1854; died 27 Jul 1920.  She married abt 1875 Benjamin Kester (see 14), born Dec 1850; died 25 Jun 1929; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Joseph Kester and Catharine (Miller) Kester.

      50        ii           William4 Sayman, born Jan 1856; died Mar 1856.

+    51        iii          Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, born 18 Mar 1857; died 1 Sep 1918; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Levi Richard Hunsinger  .

+    52        iv          Sarah4 Sayman, born abt 1860; died 1891.  She married John Yanney.

+    53        v          Hannah L.4 Sayman, born 11 Sep 1862 in New Albany, Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 22 Jan 1888; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) John Jacoby; (2) unknown.

+    54        vi          Emma Selina4 Sayman, born 2 Feb 1866 in New Albany, Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 3 Apr 1932; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Francis W. Hunsinger.

+    55        vii         Julietta4 Sayman, born 7 Mar 1867; died 19 Jul 1947.  She married Thomas Murray.

+    56        viii        Adeline4 Sayman, born 29 Aug 1868 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 18 Mar 1903 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Eli Rinebold.

+    57        ix          Samuel Benjamin4 Sayman, born 5 Oct 1871 in , Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 5 Feb 1954 in Forksville, Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan , Pennsylvania.  He married (1) Estella R. (Hunsinger) Sayman; (2) Elizabeth (Campbell) Sayman.

      58        x          John Francis4 Sayman, born 22 Oct 1873.

+    59        xi          Josephine4 Sayman, born 15 Sep 1875; died 8 May 1901.  She married Curtis W. Rumsey.

+    60        xii         Carlissa4 Sayman  , born 9 Aug 1877; died 11 Sep 1969; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married David Barchline Millheim  .

 

 

20. Catharine3 Hartzig (Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 13 Dec 1834; died 25 Oct 1924; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married about 1855 Charles Bahr, born 7 Sep 1832; died 2 Dec 1905; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for Catharine Hartzig The Sullivan Review, Oct. 29, 1924

      Mrs. Catherine Bahr died Saturday October 25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Hunsinger of Fairdale, Pa. at the age of 89 years. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Lewis Hunsinger, Fairdale; Mrs. Joseph Litzelman, Scranton; Mrs. John L Shaffer and Mrs. Frank Thall of Cherry Township; and Mrs. Gabriel Litzelman of Dushore, two sons, John and Jacob Bahr of Cherry Township. Funeral services were held in Peace church, Tuesday afternoon with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

 

      Children of Catharine Hartzig and Charles Bahr were as follows:

+    61        i           John S.4 Bahr, born 18 Aug 1859 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 31 Jan 1932; buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Penna..  He married Dora M. (Dunn) Bahr.

+    62        ii           Jacob L.4 Bahr, born 1861 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 14 Sep 1955 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Minerva (Litzelman) Bahr (see 171).

+    63        iii          Eliza4 Bahr, born Jun 1863; died 7 Mar 1947; buried in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, Broome, New York.  She married Gabriel Litzelman; she was his second wife.

+    64        iv          Loretta4 Bahr, born 2 Jun 1865; died 21 Oct 1954.  She married John L. Shaffer.

      65        v          Louise4 Bahr, born Jun 1869; died 7 Oct 1931; buried in St Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Joseph Litzelman.   Notes: The Sullivan Review, October 7, 1931 Mrs. Louise Litzelman, of Wilkes-Barre, died Monday, October 5th at the home of her sister, Mrs. Addie Hunsinger of Montrose, after a lingering illness. She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Addie Hunsinger of Montrose; Mrs. Frank Thall of Cherry Township; Mrs. Elizabeth Litzelman of Endicott; and Mrs. Loretta Shaffer of Cherry Township, and two brothers, John Bahr of Forks Township and Jacob Bahr of Cherry Township. Funeral service will be held in St. Basil's church, Thursday morning, Interment in St. Basil's cemetery.

      66        vi          Hannah4 Bahr.

      67        vii         Adaline "Addie" R.4 Bahr, born November 5, 1880.  She married Lewis L. Hunsinger, born September 17, 1875, in the Reformed Church in Dushore, Sullivan County, PA. They were joined in marriage by the Reverend E. S. Noll
Editor's Note: Source on this couple is Richard "Dick" Hunsinger.. .

 

 

21. Charles3 Hartzig (Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 5 Sep 1836; died 15 Aug 1917 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Old  Zion (Thrasher) Cemetery, Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Amanda Maria (Thrasher) Hartzig, born Feb 1847 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 5 Dec 1911; buried in Old  Zion (Thrasher) Cemetery, Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, daughter of Benjamin Thrasher and Anna (Hunsinger) Thrasher.

 

Notes for Charles Hartzig

      Appears in 1850 census of Cherry Township, Sullivan County as age 12, living with parents, John Jr. and Elizabeth Kester. In 1900 census of Cherry Township, Sullivan County he is listed with a wife and two children and sister, Lucinda. Still in Cherry in 1910 census with wife, daughter Hattie, son-in-law and grandson. His grandfather, John Sr. came to Cherry in 1819 and kept a blacksmith shop for Andrew Shiner at Shinersville for some time. Later, he settled on the farm now owned by Gabriel Litzelman. Both he and his wife, whose maiden name was Catharine Shiredecker, were natives of Berne, Switzerland. They came to America in 1818, and remained one year in New Jersey.

     

The Sullivan Review , August 22, 1917

      Charles Hartzig, a highly respected citizen of Cherry Township died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at his home after a brief illness. Mr. Hartzig was born in Cherry Township, Sept. 5, 1836. He married Amanda Thrasher and lived for a number of years on the farm where he died. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Eichenlaub, and one son Harry B. Hartzig of Dushore, also by two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Bahr and Mrs. Hannah Rohe, and one brother, John S. Hartzig. The funeral was largely attended and was held in Zion Lutheran church at Dushore, Friday morning, with interment at Thrasher's cemetery. Reverend W.H. Fehr officiating.

     

Notes for Amanda Maria Thrasher

      Amanda’s father Benjamin was a farmer in Cherry Township. In 1850, he built a saw mill on their property on Little Loyalsock Creek, in partnership with his son, Levi Benjamin Thrasher. In 1852, Benjamin sold his interest in the saw mill to Levi. Benjamin Thrasher married Anna Hunsinger, a daughter of Barney Hunsinger of Luzerne County, and settled where his son Benjamin Jr. now lives. The Thrasher name is alleged to descend from the Von Drescher family of Estonia. Apparently there were four Von Drescher brothers that were printing subversive material against the government. They lived in Estonia, which was at that time under the control of Germany. They were told that they had to leave Estonia. The four brothers (no names, no dates) came to America as mercenaries, likely before the Revolutionary War in which many "German" mercenaries fought for the British crown, then stayed after the fighting stopped. The Thrasher lineage is also a quite complicated tangle, one that Carol Brotzman and several of her relatives have been trying to figure out for years. One of the complications is that, unlike the Hunsingers, the Thrashers in Sullivan County appear to descend from two families with the same or close surnames from the same area of Germany. However, the exact connection has not yet been made. The more commonly known Thrasher line descends from George Thrasher and Catherine Fox. George was born December 2, 1774 in Reading, Pennsylvania came to Cherry Township in Sullivan County in 1828, and died there on July 12, 1846. Catherine was born July 18, 1773 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and died May 8, 1845 in Sullivan County. Both are buried at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery (Thrashers Cemetery) in Dushore, Pennsylvania In fact, this couple donated the land for the church and cemetery where they are buried. One of their children, Benjamin Thrasher, married Anna Hunsinger, daughter of Barney (Barnhart) and Barbara Feller Hunsinger. This marriage is the link that descends to the more commonly known Sullivan County Thrashers today.

 

      Children of Charles Hartzig and Amanda Maria Thrasher were as follows:

+    68        i           Harry B.4 Hartzig, born Nov 1875; died 1961.  He married Laura S. (Hoffa) Hartzig.

+    69        ii           Hattie L.4 Hartzig, born 20 Oct 1880; died 7 Feb 1975.  She married Walter Eichenlaub.

 

 

22. John S.3 Hartzig (Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 6 May 1838; died 23 May 1933 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married on 17 Apr 1860, and later divorced  Susanna (Bahr) Hartzig, born 17 Apr 1843; died 19 Jul 1905; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for John S. Hartzig The Sullivan Review - May 24, 1933

      John S. Hartzig died Tuesday morning, May 23rd at the home of his son, George Hartzig at Cherry Mills. Mr. Hartzig was a life-long resident of Cherry Township. He was born May 6, 1838, died May 23rd, having reached the age of 95 years and 17 days. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lewis W. Yonkin of Allentown, Mrs. William Shaffer of this place; one son, George Hartzig of Cherry Mills; also eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Rohe of Overton. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at the Reformed Church at 10 o'clock. Interment in Bahr Hill (Fairview) cemetery

 

      Children of John S. Hartzig and Susanna Bahr were as follows:

+    70        i           George J.4 Hartzig, born 1861 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 11 Jan 1945 in Robert Packer Memorial Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.  He married Emma (Fulmer) Hartzig.

+    71        ii           Charles S.4 Hartzig, born 19 Feb 1863; died 15 Dec 1897; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Susannah Sarah (Shaffer) Hartzig.

+    72        iii          Mary Elizabeth4 Hartzig, born 1868; died 26 Jun 1936; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married William Shaffer.

+    73        iv          Minerva Ann4 Hartzig, born 1878 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 11 Mar 1955 in Allentown Hospital, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; buried in Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.  She married Lewis W. Yonkin.

 

23. Hannah3 Hartzig   (Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1840 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 28 Mar 1938 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married on 13 Jun 1863 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania Peter Rohe  , born 1836 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; died 22 Jul 1905 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania, son of Valentine Rohe and Elizabeth (Wagner) Rohe.

 

Notes for Hannah Hartzig

      An article in the February 22, 1933 issue of The Sullivan Review (Dushore, Sullivan County, Pa.) described Mrs. Rohe and her life in 19th century Sullivan County: Pioneer Woman Tells of Life in Sullivan County. Mrs. Hannah Rohe, 92, still Living in Forks Township. A member of a pioneer family in Sullivan county, who can remember her father shooting 93 deer during his lifetime, while along the Black Creek in Forks Township, is still living in that township at the age of 92. She is Mrs. Hannah Rohe and many are the stories she can tell of pioneer days in that section. The only weapon her father used to shoot the deer was a single-barreled muzzle-loading shotgun. He built a platform in the trees near a deer-lick along the creek and shot the deer as they came along. He sold the saddles, or hind-quarters, to a Philadelphia butcher. Mrs. Rohe was born in a log cabin in Cherry Township, and well remembers how the wild animals howled at night time in the vicinity of her home. Venison was the chief meat supply at the table in those early days. Mrs. Rohe tells a panther story that well illustrates the dangers of the pioneer days. Late one evening two boys went to get the cows into the barn for the night and as they went along they saw what they thought were fireflies and ran to catch them, but to their horror they found the flashing lights were the eyes of a panther which gave chase to them. They ran home and told their uncle who snatched up the gun and shot at the panther, wounding it. Taking up the trail of the animal the next morning, he found its dead body near Laddsburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. John Hartzig, the parents of Mrs. Rohe, were born in Baden, Germany. She was born in 1840 and on June 16, 1863 she was married by a justice of the peace to Peter Rohe.The marriage certificate was made out on a common sheet of writing paper, the seal being affixed with pen and ink. Ten children, of whom three are still living, were born to them. Those living are Louise, Charles and Clara. Mr. Rohe died in 1925 [missing text] R.D. 3, Dushore. She has 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Her brother, John Hartzig, who has reached the age of 96, is still living. He makes his home with his son, George Hartzig, of Cherry Mills, PA.

     

The Sullivan Review , March 30, 1938

      Mrs. Hannah Rohe, widow of the late Peter Rohe of Forks Township, died at the home of her son, Leroy Rohe, Monday, March 28th at the age of 97 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Flora Sick of Towanda and Mrs. Clara Shrimp of Forks Township and one son Leroy Rohe at home. Fourteen grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral service will be held at the Reformed church at Overton, Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will be in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery. Pastor, Rev. C.B. Meyers will officiate.

     

Notes for Peter Rohe The Sullivan Review 1905

      Peter Rohe of Forks Township died at his residence on Friday, at the age of 70 years. Mr. Rohe had been sick for a number of years. He was born at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and was a son of Valentine Rohe, who came from Germany to America in 1833, and located in Cherry Township in 1837. Mr. Rohe married Hannah Hartzig and located on the farm where he died. The deceased was a very highly respected citizen. He leaves a wife, three sons, Charles, Leroy and Albert, and three daughters, Mrs. Michael Broschart, of Forks; Mrs. George Sick, of Forks and Mrs. M.C. Shrimp, of Forks.

 

      Children of Hannah Hartzig and Peter Rohe were as follows:

+    74        i           Lucinda4 Rohe, born 1866 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 31 Dec 1931; buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Michael Broschart.

      75        ii           Charles4 Rohe, born 1867 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 20 Jul 1929 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.   Notes: The Sullivan Review , 1929 Charles Rohe committed suicide at his home in Forks Township Saturday July 20, by shooting himself with a rifle. Mr. Rohe was 61 years of age and had been in poor health for several weeks, and had been very much worried over the illness and subsequent death of his brother, Albert Rohe, who was buried at Overton on Saturday, July 6th. The deceased is survived by his mother and three sisters: Mrs. Peter Rohe; Mrs. Lucinda Broschart of Forks Township; Mrs. Flora Sick of Towanda; Mrs. Clara Shrimp of Forks township; and one brother LeRoy at home. Funeral service was held at 10 o’clock at the home with further service at the German Reformed church at Overton. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

+    76        iii          Florence4 Rohe, born 1871.  She married George Sick.

+    77        iv          Leroy4 Rohe, born 22 Jun 1873 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1959 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Mary (Litzelman) Rohe.

+    78        v          Clara J.4 Rohe, born 1875 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1955.  She married Manasseh C. Shrimp.

      79        vi          Ira4 Rohe, born 1877 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1896.

      80        vii         Albert4 Rohe, born 17 Mar 1879 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 3 Jul 1929; buried 6 Jul 1929 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.   Notes: The Sullivan Review, July 17, 1929 Albert Rohe of Forks Township died July 3rd at the Binghamton City Hospital after an illness of a few weeks. He was born March 17, 1879 and is survived by his aged mother, three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Lucinda Broschart of Forks Township, Mrs. Flora Sick of Towanda, Mrs. Clara Shrimp of Forks township, Charles and Leroy Rohe at home. The flower girls were Misses Pearl Rinebold, Catherine Everling, Grace Rohe and Rose Weed. The flowers were beautiful, showing the love and esteem of his many friends. Funeral was held Saturday at the German Reformed Church at Overton. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery, Rev. T. C. Josat officiating. The community mourns his loss; he was a kind neighbor, always ready to help in need.

 

Generation 4

 

28. Harvey B.4 Kester (Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 30 Dec 1864 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 16 Feb 1964 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married on 15 Oct 1888 in , Sullivan, Pennsylvania, divorced  Julietta (Rinebold) Kester, born 17 Nov 1868 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1947 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, daughter of Tilghman Johannes Rinebold and Susannah (Hunsinger) Rinebold.

 

Notes for Harvey B. Kester

      He spent his early life in Sullivan County, but left and went to Chinook, Montana where he was engaged in wheat farming for 35 years. He returned to Towanda in 1941. He is survived by Paul of Towanda, Carl of Big Forks, Montana. He is survived by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was aged 99 years and 1 month and 17 days when he died. On his marriage license application, it lists his parents as Jesse Kester and Mary as his mother. Julietta's parents were listed as T. (Tilghman) J. Rinebold and Susannah (Hunsinger).

     
Notes for Julietta Rinebold Kester Source: Bradford County Historical Society, Towanda, Pa., card file on Rinebolds                                                    Her name was listed as "Mrs. Etta Holden" on the obituary listing of her brother Irvin in 1932. On her marriage license application to Samuel Epler dated Feb. 26, 1936. She is listed as housewife living in Towanda, Pennsylvania, age 66. It was her 3rd marriage, the 1st one ending in divorce, Sep. 18, 1911, and the 2nd one in death of her husband, March 1928. Her marriage license application to Harvey was applied for on Sep. 14, 1888, and filed on Oct. 15, 1888. I have listed their marriage for date of filing. Harvey was listed as carpenter, and Julietta was living at home. The application is # 175 in Sullivan Co., PA.

 

      Children of Harvey B. Kester and Julietta Rinebold were as follows:

      81        i           Hubert Lee5 Kester, born 25 Mar 1889.

      82        ii           Robert Ray5 Kester, born 29 May 1890 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 5 Jul 1958 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Cole Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania.   Notes: Obituary: Robert Kester, 68, of Towanda died at the Robert Packer Hospital Saturday night. He was a life long resident of Towanda, a veteran of World War I. He served in the Meuse-Argonne offensive and Grand Montague. Surviving are his father, Harvey of Towanda; two brothers, Paul of Binghamton, and Carl of Big Forks, Montana; a sister, Mrs. Anna Lopez of Hollywood, California; two aunts and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with the Reverend Charles Dale officiating. Burial will be in Cole Cemetery. The VFW will conduct services at the grave. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.

      83        iii          Anna M.5 Kester, born Aug 1892; died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.  She married (---) Lopez.

+    84        iv          Emma Lena5 Kester, born 26 Nov 1894 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) Wilson D. George; (2) (---) Chase.

      85        v          Paul R.5 Kester, born 2 Jun 1896 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 28 Aug 1968 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Cole Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) on 17 Jun 1918 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania Almeda (English) Kester, born 1895 in Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania; (2) on 8 Mar 1964 Margaret (Vanderpool) Kester, born 6 Jan 1902 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 22 Apr 1993 in Bolivar, Allegany, New York.   Notes: Lived in Towanda, Pennsylvania, & Binghamton, New York.  Information is from Robert Kester's obituary.  Mrs. Daniel's notes, King Ferry, New York as follows: Veteran of World War I, served overseas from July 14, 1918 to May 28. 1919 Employed as a plaster mason in Binghamton, New York for 17 years, later moving to Towanda, Pennsylvania. after retiring. Moved to Little Genesee, New York about 3 years before he died. Died in Cuba Memorial Hospital, Cuba, New York. Buried In Cole Cemetery, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Miller Funeral Home, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Harry L. Ferguson, pastor. 12 grandchildren & 14 great grandchildren. His stepchildren were Mrs. Ann Lowell of Bolivar, New York, Harold Vanderpool of Waymart, Pennsylvania and Edwin Vanderpool of Horseheads, New York. Paul & Almeda's marriage application is on file at Towanda, and lists his occupation as soldier. They were married by W.S.H. Hermans, minister.

      86        vi          Carl5 Kester, born Mar 1898; died in Big Fork, Flathead, Montana.   Notes: Carl was a student at Warburton Hill School, Forks Township, Sullivan County, Pa. in 1911. The teacher was O.S. Bender. This information was given to me by Victor Vough, who obtained it from his aunt.

 

 

29. Lloyd4 Kester (Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 1869 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Elizabeth (Vernon) Kester.

 

      Children of Lloyd Kester and Elizabeth Vernon were as follows:

      87        i           Emily5 Kester, born 18 Dec 1898 in Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

      88        ii           Alice B.5 Kester, born 28 Jun 1900 in Terrytown, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 25 Jun 1952 in Waverly, Tioga, New York; buried in Tioga Pt Cemetery, Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Andrew S. Rogers, born 26 Mar 1896; died 12 Jan 1968 in Barton, Tioga, New York.

 

 

31. Arminda Cordelia4 Kester (Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 17 Dec 1874 in LaPorte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1935 in Endicott, Broome, New York.  She married James Bates, born Jun 1871 in ,, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for Arminda Cordelia Kester

      Arminda Cordelia daughter of Jesse & Maria Kester, born December 17, 1874; baptized June 20th 1875 sponsors-parents.

 

      Children of Arminda Cordelia Kester and James Bates were as follows:

      89        i           Charley F.5 Bates.

      90        ii           Carl W.5 Bates, born Sep 1895.

      91        iii          Herbert P.5 Bates, born Jan 1897.

+    92        iv          Mary Ann5 Bates, born 9 Jan 1900 in Forkston, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 9 Sep 1982 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; buried 12 Sep 1982 in Colley Cemetery, Colley Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Arthur Delmar Foote.

 

32. Mary Ann4 Kester   (Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born Nov 1879 in ,, Pennsylvania; died 1938 in Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in New Era, Cemetery, Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married on 14 Apr 1896 in Sullivan John Henry May  , born 4 Jun 1863 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 1951 in Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in New Era, Cemetery, Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania, son of John May and Naomi (Franklin) May.

 

Notes for Mary Ann Kester Source: The Descendants of Jesse Kester and Mary A. Rinebold by John Blair

      John Henry and Mary Kester May are buried at New Era Cemetery which is beside a Methodist Church in New Era, Pennsylvania  Information is from tombstone in New Era Cemetery, Pennsylvania Percy was gassed in WW1 and died of tuberculosis. Percy was Dean Bennett's uncle by marriage, and son of John Henry and Mary Kester May. Percy never married.

 

      Children of Mary Ann Kester and John Henry May were as follows:

      93        i           Clyde S.5 May, born 23 Jul 1897 in, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died Feb 1984 in Albuquerqe, Bernalillo, New Mexico.  He married Lorenne ((---)) May.

+    94        ii           Lester T. M5 May, born 11 Sep 1898 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania; died Apr 1972 in Port Orchard, Kitsap, Washington.  He married (1) Gladys Ellen (Hunsinger) May (see 270); (2) Cynthia ((---)) May.

      95        iii          Percy H.5 May, born Feb 1900; died 1926.

+    96        iv          Mary N.5 May, born 1902.  She married William Fenton.

+    97        v          Bertha Irene5 May, born 9 Mar 1903 in Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 12 Feb 1961 in Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Harry Lovernto Bennett.

+    98        vi          John E.5 May, born 1905.  He married Hazel (Salsman) May.

+    99        vii         Velma R5 May, born 6 Mar 1906 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania; died Mar 1981 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Tracy Walker.

+    100      viii        Lulu Minnie5 May, born 14 May 1908 in Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 30 May 1963 in Waverly, Tioga, New York.  She married Wallace R. Daniels.

+    101      ix          Augusta5 May, born 30 Mar 1913 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 9 Oct 1994 in Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Carleton Salsman.

+    102      x          Edna5 May, born 1914; died 22 Feb 2001.  She married John Vanderpool.

 

 

34. Emma4 Kester (Joseph3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born abt 1861.  She married (---) Yanney.

 

Notes for Emma Kester

      The Sullivan Review, November 3, 1937_Mrs. Emma Yanney, of Cherry township, died Saturday afternoon in the Packer hospital at Sayre, following a short illness at the age of 56 years. Mrs. Yanney was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kester, of Cherry Township, and for a number of years has made her home in the Huffmaster household in Cherry Township. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E. J. Smith, of Syracuse; and two sons, Frank Yanney of Cleveland, Ohio, and Marvin Yanney, of the Veterans Camp, Lancaster; and four grandchildren, also two brothers, Lee Kester of Forkston and Thomas Kester of Detroit, Mich. Funeral service was held from the home of E.W. Huffmaster, Monday morning, with mass in St. Basil's Church. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Frank Yanney and friends of Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Smith, daughter Helen and son Edward, of Syracuse; and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kester and family of Forkston. The funeral was very largely attended

 

      Children of Emma Kester and (---) Yanney were as follows:

      103      i           dau5 Yanney.

      104      ii           Frank5 Yanney.

      105      iii          Marvin5 Yanney.

 

 

 

36. Levi4 Kester (Joseph3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born abt 1867; died in Forkston.  He married Jennie (Hobbs) Kester.

 

Notes for Levi Kester

      Levi was actually raised by Levi Benjamin Thrasher and Anna Hunsinger, his mother's sister. According to Bradford County Historian, Carol (Hoose) Brotzman, "Levi and Anna were loving, generous people who found it in their hearts to rear three children besides their own six. In addition to their nephew Levi Kester, there was a grandson, Sevelle Corson, son of Maynard E. Corson & Irene Thrasher and a niece Lorena Ortleib, daughter of Benedict Ortlieb & Susan Thrasher."

 

      Children of Levi Kester and Jennie Hobbs were as follows:

      106      i           Clyde5 Kester, born 15 Jan 1906 in Union Hill, Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 28 Sep 1974 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.  He married Henrietta (Kofink) Kester, born 6 Sep 1907 in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania; died 22 Nov 1993 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; buried 24 Nov 1993 in Union Hill Cemetery, Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, daughter of Gottlieb Kofink and Amelia (Lindner) Kofink.   Notes: Notes for Henrietta (Kofink) Kester: The Sullivan Review, November 24, 1993_Henrietta Kester, 86, of Forkston, Wyoming County, died November 22, 1993, in Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. She was born in Scranton September 6, 1907, a daughter of Gottlieb and Amelia Linder Kofink. She was the widow of Clyde Kester who died in 1974. Mrs. Kester was a graduate of Falls-Overfield Vocational School, Class of 1925, and the Scranton-Lackwanna Business College in 1927. For several years she worked at the Hartman Insurance Agency in Williamsport, and for an import-export company in New York City. She served as secretary for the Forkston Township Auditors and was treasurer for the Dutch Mountain Landowners Association for 12 years. She was a former member of the Hickory Street Baptist Church in Scranton and a past member of the Ground Observation Corps. She was a member of the historical societies of both Wyoming and Sullivan Counties. Surviving are several cousins. Funeral services will be held today, November 24, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home in Tunkhannock, with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Mehoopany. Notes for Gottleib Kofink Gottlieb Kofink died aged at age 64 years at his home on Dutch Mountain. Dec 5, 1943. He was born in Wittenberg, Germany. He came to the USA at 2 years old. He is survived by wife Amelia Linder Kofink, two daughters Mrs. Clyde Kester and Amelia Kofink, and one son Arthur at home. Burial was in the Dutch Mountain Community Cemetery. Notes for Amelia (Linder) KofinkThe Sullivan Review, April 1, 1971_Mrs. Amelia Kofink, 91, of R.D. 1, Mehoopany, died Friday, March 26, 1971 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Kester, with whom she had resided for the past 20 years. Mrs. Kofink was born April 16, 1879, in Westphalia, Germany, daughter of the late Fred and Henrietta Kinsel Lindner. She was the wife of Gottlieb Kofink, who died in December 1943. She formerly was a member of the Hickory Street Baptist Church in Scranton. She is survived by a son, Arthur, of Sweet Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Kester and Miss Amelia Kofink of R.D. 1 Mehoopany; a sister, Mrs. John Young of Alma, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday in the McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. Richard Schuster, pastor of the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Bellasylva Cemetery, Sullivan County, at the convenience of the family.

 

 

39. Deacon Samuel Clinton4 Kester (Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 18 Nov 1865; died 21 Mar 1892 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.; buried 24 Mar 1892 in St Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pa.  He married unknown.

 

      Children of Deacon Samuel Clinton Kester were as follows:

      107      i           Mildred5 Kester, born 13 Sep 1888.

 

40. Alfred Benjamin4 Kester   (Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 26 Jun 1868 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1943 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in St Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married on 28 Jun 1893 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania Clara May (Musselman) Kester  , born 19 Oct 1871 in Blossburg, Tioga, Pennsylvania; died 18 Mar 1955 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford,

Pennsylvania, daughter of First Sergeant Edward Musselman   and Anna Maria Clara (Francke) Musselman  .

 

 

 

Alf Kester’s Log House in Forks Township

Notes on Alf Kester’s log house

      Built about 1810, by whom it was built is unknown, but there were very few settlers in Forks at that time so it was probably a member of the Molyneaux or Bird family. Francis Osthaus bought it in 1852 and two years later opened a mercantile store in the basement. In the ensuing years Francis built another house across the road and sold this one. Alf Kester bought it about 1900. At the time the interior was covered with clapboards painted white. The interior was lath & plaster. Alf sold the house and farm in the early Forties when he became too ill to work it and moved into nearby Overton. He died there in 1943. Sometime later the clapboards were covered with asbestos shingles, a popular siding of that era. Recently a retired couple bought the property with the intention of tearing down the house and building a new one. When they realized what they had, they changed their plans and spent the next two years restoring it to its original glory.

 

Log House front. Note dovetail joints. Deck & center upstairs window aren’t original.

 

Log House interior- Chairs give an indication of the enormity of the beams.

Log House side view. Hand hewn beams of white oak.

The largest measure 37 feet x 18 inches x 12 inches.

How did they ever get them into place in 1810?

 

 

Pennsylvania, daughter of First Sergeant Edward Musselman   and Anna Maria Clara (Francke) Musselman  .

 

Notes for Alfred Benjamin Kester Source: History of Forks Township by George Streby, 1903

      Alfred Benjamin Kester was born in Forks Township, June 16, 1868. He is the son of Charles and Mary Ann (Bahr) Kester. Mr. Kester purchased a farm adjoining his father, in which he is engaged in tilling. In 1893, Mr. Kester married Clara May Musselman, a daughter of Edward and Clara (Fancke) Musselman. and grand daughter of Jacob and Hannah Eisenhart Musselman. The Musselmans came from Switzerland to Lehigh County at an early date and Jacob Musselman, the father of Edward Musselman, came from Lehigh County to Overton among the early settlers. To Mr. and Mrs. Kester have been born: Blanche K., Ruth V., and Edward M.

     

 

L-R: Ruth, Blanche and Edward “Ted” Kester - 1904

 

 

The Sullivan Review , October 7, 1943

      Alfred B. Kester died at his home in Overton Saturday afternoon at the age of 75. He had been in poor health for the past three years. Mr..Kester is survived by His wife, Mrs. Clara Musselman Kester; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Hottenstein of Overton and Mrs. Ruth Arey of Dushore; two sons, Edward Kester of Elmira and Gordon Kester of Philadelphia; two brothers Jerome Kester of Lexington Mo., and Charles Kester of Bar Harbor, Mich. Seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home with further services at the Reformed Church in Overton at 2:30 o'clock. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. The Rev. C. B. Meyers officiated.

     

Notes for Clara May (Musselman) Kester The Sullivan Review March 24, 1955

      Mrs. May Kester died Friday, March 18, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Arey of this place. Mrs. Kester was born Oct. 19, 1871, at Blossburg, being the daughter of Edward and Clara Francke Musselman and spent most of her life near Overton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred B. Kester, and son, Gordon. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Hottenstein of Overton and Mrs. Arey of this place; one son, Edward of Elmira; five granddaughters, two grandsons, two great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Reformed Church at Overton and the Women's Guild. The funeral was held from the home of her daughter in Dushore Monday morning at 10 o'clock, with services in St. Paul's Church, Overton, at 10:30, the Rev. Elden E. Ehrhart officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

     

      The Musselman name has its origins in the Holy Roman Empire during the time of the Crusades It means "one who has fought the Moslems." May Musselman's grandfather Jacob Moved from Macungie Township in Lehigh County to Overton in 1848. He was a weaver by trade. Her father, Edward Musselman was a carpenter.  He served in the Civil War having enlisted and enrolled in Co. I, 163rd Reg't, 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry on October 17, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. On April 30, 1863 he was initially assigned to detached duty at Marion Hills, Virginia. Two months later he returned to his unit in Northern Virginia. At dawn June 9, the Union cavalry corps under Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasanton launched a surprise attack on Jeb Stuart’,s cavalry at Brandy Station. After an all-day fight in which fortunes changed repeatedly, the Federals retired without discovering Lee’s infantry camped near Culpeper. This battle marked the first time Stuart's invincibility had been challenged and was the apogee of the Confederate cavalry in the East. From this point in the war, the Federal cavalry gained strength and confidence. Brandy Station was the largest cavalry battle of the war and the opening engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign. Various skirmishes continued in this area into the fall of the year. Still at Brandy Station, Edward was wounded and missing in action on October 11, 1863. Prisoner of War records show he was confined at Richmond, Virginia. October 20th and admitted to a hospital there Oct. 21st. He was transferred to Hospital District No. 2 at Annapolis, Maryland Nov 10, 1863 and paroled at City Point, Virginia.17th of Nov. He was subsequently promoted to First Sergeant and sent to a camp in Washington D.C. on May 13, 1864. He was mustered in on the rolls of Co. F of the 3rd Reg't., Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry after the war ended on April 12, 1865 and was discharged at Cumberland Maryland October 31, 1865. He married Anna Maria Clara Francke, daughter of Edward F. Francke and Johanna Christianna Auguste Groskopff, who were 1854 immigrants from Danzig, Prussia on March 16, 1866. They set up housekeeping in Blossburg, Tioga County. Pennsylvania. It is not known where or how he gained the skills of photography, but he was a member of the National Photographic Artists and operated a studio in Blossburg. Edward died of smallpox 28 February, 1872. He was survived by his wife and two small children, Otto Eugene aged 3 and Clara May aged 4months. He was preceded in death by their firstborn, Selma Virginia who died in 1870 at the age of 3 from injuries sustained in a fall from a wagon. He was aged 31 years, 10 months and 14 days.

 

 

 

Edward F. and Augusta (Groskoppf) Francke  family births and deaths recorded
inside the cover of a Prayer Book brought from Prussia in 1854.

 

 

Notes for Anna Maria Clara (Francke) Musselman

      A. M. Clara Francke's father Edward F. Francke was born Dec. 26, 1801, in Danzig Prussia. He married Johanna Christianna Auguste Groskopff, a native of Elbe, Prussia, about 1848. Mr. Francke was engaged in the mercantile business in Germany. He came to America with his family in 1854, locating on the farm now owned by his son, Edward (Johann Auguste Eduard). Mr. Francke died April 17, 1887, and Mrs. Francke July 29, 1898. Other children of Mr. and Mrs. Francke were: Jennie (Ferdinande Christianna Janne), who married Francis (Franz) Osthaus, of Forks; Valeska (Johanna Henriette Valeska), was killed when a young lady, by the running away of a team. Other children, Johann Carl Eduard, Johanna Auguste Selma, Johanna Hortensia and Leonard died before the family emigrated. A ninth child, Eugen Artur remained in Prussia where he died about 1887.

 

     

Children of Alfred Benjamin Kester and Clara May Musselman were as follows:

+    108      i           Blanche Kathleen5 Kester  , born 12 May 1894 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1975 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She

 

Ruth, Blanche and Edward “Ted” Kester -1904

 

                               married Willard Byron Hottenstein  .

      109      ii           Ruth Valeska5 Kester  , born 11 Jun 1897 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 7 Nov 1985 in United Methodist Home, Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Councilman F. Burton Arey  , born 1 Oct 1883 in Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 13 Jan 1952 in Dushore, Cherry, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried 16 Jan 1952 in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pa, son of James Arey and Arvilla (Abrams) Arey.   Notes:The Sullivan Review-November 14, 1985 Mrs. Ruth Valeska Arey, 88, died Nov. 7, 1985, at Laporte United Methodist Home. She was the widow of F. Burton Arey of Dushore. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Overton, with Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating, assisted by Rev. James E. Johnson, a former pastor at St. Paul's and Rev. John R. Polinsky of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, assisting. Mrs. Arey was born in Forks Township a daughter of Alfred B. and C. May Musselman Kester. Her sister, Mrs. Blanche Hottenstein and two brothers, Edward and Gordon Kester preceded her in death. She was a 1918 graduate of the Robert Packer School of Nursing and worked many years in nearby states, coming back to Sullivan County during the 1930 Depression years. After graduation in 1918, she was employed as a nurse and governess of the famous Eastman family of Rochester, New York. Later she worked as a nursery supervisor at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for four years. During the middle and late 1920's she was a public health nurse for the Visiting Nurses Association of Williamsport. She then worked for some years at the beginning of the old SERB, now the Pennsylvania Dept of Public Assistance. The last 14 years of her working career were spent as the Sullivan County school nurse, the last eight of which were as the school nurse in the Loyalsock Area High School, the building which is now the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Overton. She was always a loyal and working member of the American Red Cross and was very active with all of the county blood mobiles. Surviving are a brother-in-law, Willard B. Hottenstein of Overton; a sister-in-law, Leola Kester of Elmira, New York; a niece, Helen Hottenstein of Forksville and numerous other nieces and nephews. Her request is that there be no flowers and in lieu, donations or memorials be given to her favorite charity, the Easter Seal Association for Crippled Children and Adults or to St. Paul's United Church of Christ Memorial Fund in Overton. Arrangements are by the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore.

                             

                              Notes for F. Burton AreyThe Sullivan Review, January 17, 1952 

                                    F. Burton Arey of Mill street, died at his home Sunday evening, January 13th following an illness of several months Mr. Arey was born in Wilmot Township, October 1, 1883, a son of the late James and Arvilla Abrams Arey. He was a graduate of the Dushore Public school and the Wyoming Seminary of Kingston. He resided in Dushore for the past 40 years and has been manager of the Humphrey Lumber Yards and the Valley Lumber years for 35 years. For a number of years he served as councilman for Dushore borough. He is survived by his wife Ruth Kester Arey, two brothers, John D. Arey of Cherry Township, also a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held from his late home, Wednesday afternoon, with further services in the Reformed church of the Redeemer, Rev. Horace Sills officiated. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.

+    110      iii          Edward Musselman5 Kester  , born 17 Apr 1900 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 24 Oct 1974 in Elmira, Chemung, New York; buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Leola Mabel (VanOrman) Kester  .

 

 

+    111      iv          Gordon5 Kester  , born abt 1908 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.; died 1956 in Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania; buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He married Gertrude ((---)) Kester.

 

 

41. George W.4 Kester (Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born Sep 1872 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.; died 3 Sep 1924; buried in St Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pa.  He was married on 22 Dec 1897 at the Parsonage in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, by Pastor Pharon S. Kohler, to Nora A. (Litzelman) Kester, born 1877; died 1963, daughter of George J. Litzelman and Sarah E. (Shrimp) Litzelman.

 

Notes for George W. Kester

      The material in this article was contributed by Burke Campbell, a direct descendant of John Campbell, the original founder who settled the village of Campbellville. On or about the year 1849, John Campbell, his wife Mary, and sons James, Hiram and Joseph transferred his milling operations in Bradford County to his son John, Jr. and moved into Forks Township, Sullivan County. Searching out a spot for the erection of a new gristmill, he selected a location at the union of Level Branch and Lick Creek. Thereupon he purchased seventeen and a half acres for the sum of thirty-seven and one half dollars US from Thomas Coggins. Immediately John began construction of his new grist mill and a covered bridge across Level Branch to serve the milling needs of the farmers in the area. Old records show that Campbell did not always receive cash. Instead he would take a percentage of the crop to be milled--usually a fifth to an eighth depending on the type of milling wanted, such as flour, corn meal, bran, cream of wheat, etc. Here is an excerpt from the History of Forks Township written by George Streby in 1903: About 1850 John Campbell erected a gristmill at Campbellville and about the same time George Hunsinger erected a saw mill near the same place. The flood of December 1901 took out both the gristmill and a saw mill. The gristmill property is owned by Norton & Hottenstein and the saw mill property by George W. Kester, who has erected a steam saw mill since the flood. Powell Norton, of the firm of Norton & Hottenstein, conducts a store at Campbellville and is also postmaster at that place.

Streby also listed the Kester, Geo W. among the registered voters for Campbellville at the time of his comments (1903): George W. Kester later moved his saw mill to Hillsgrove in the western part of Sullivan County as the village of Campbellville continued towards its eventual demise.

     

The Sullivan Review , September 10, 1924

      George W. Kester died at his home in Hillsgrove Township, Wednesday September 3 at the age of 52 years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and three sons, also three brothers. Funeral services were held Saturday and were in charge of the Evergreen Lodge of Monroeton of which body he was a member. Burial was made at Overton.

     

Notes for Nora A. Litzelman

      Nora's father George Litzelman was born in Cherry Township in 1855. In 1875, he married Sarah Shrimp, a daughter of Henry and Mary (Shaffer) Shrimp. Mr. Shrimp was a native of Germany and Mrs. Shrimp was a daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Gable) Shaffer, of Cherry Township. Mr. Litzelman purchased the John Clark farm in Forks Township. To Mr. and Mrs. Litzelman have been born: Nora, married George Kester, of Campbellville; Mary, married Leroy Roha, of Forks Township; Sadie, Lena, John and Henry.

 

      Children of George W. Kester and Nora A. Litzelman were as follows:

      112      i           Mary5 Kester.  She married unknown.

      113      ii           Sadie5 Kester.

      114      iii          Lena5 Kester.

      115      iv          John5 Kester.

      116      v          Henry5 Kester.

      117      vi          Clevon5 Kester.

+    118      vii         Cletius L.5 Kester, born 1906; died 30 Dec 1934 in Ideal Hospital, Endicott, Broome, New York; buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Penna..  He married Hilda A. ((---)) Kester.

      119      viii        Fred5 Kester.

      120      ix          Erma May5 Kester, born 31 Dec 1898 in Campbellville, Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

The Sullivan Review
February 1, 1973
Mrs. Erma Kester Chatchew of Williamsport, died January 23, 1973 at the age of 74. She was born at Campbellville, Pa, near Overton, the daughter of George and Nora Litzelman Kester.
She is survived by two brothers, Albert of Hillsgrove, and Fred of Bangor, Pa. three aunts, three nieces and a nephew.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
The funeral was conducted from the Crouse Funeral Home in Williamsport. Services were held in the Divine Providence Hospital Chapel. Burial was in Montoursville Cemetery.

      121      x          G. Albert5 Kester.

The Sullivan Review
August 16, 1973
G. Albert (Dub) Kester, 70 of Hillsgrove died August 13, 1973 following a heart attack.
Mr. Kester was born October 23, 1902, in Campbellville, Sullivan County, son of George and Nora Litzelman Kester.
He was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and until his retirement had been employed as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Kester was a veteran of WWII having served with the US Army.
Surviving are a brother, Frederick J. of Bangor, Pa., and three nieces.
Funeral services were held in the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church with the Rev. LaRue Hess officiating. Interment was in Hillsgrove Cemetery.

 

 

46. Adelbert J.4 Hunsinger (Catherine3 Kester, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 1864; died 1944; buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Margaret Mathilda (Drake) Hunsinger, born 1871; died 1946; buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens , Bradford, Pennsylvania.

 

      Children of Adelbert J. Hunsinger and Margaret Mathilda Drake were as follows:

      122      i           Herbert5 Hunsinger, buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

+    123      ii           Howard5 Hunsinger, born 26 Jun 1892 in Lopez, Colley, Sullivan , Pennsylvania; died Jan 1969 in Waverly, Tioga, New York; buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Vesta E. (Northrup) Hunsinger.

+    124      iii          Ezra Burton5 Hunsinger, born 19 Mar 1894; died 6 Jul 1955; buried in Methodist Church Cemetery, Barton, Tioga, New York.  He married Ethel Mae (Bartron) Hunsinger.

 

 

47. Charles Edward4 Hunsinger (Catherine3 Kester, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 2 Jul 1868 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 8 Mar 1940 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  He married on 28 Jan 1890 in Waverly, New York by P. R. Ross Annie Ellen (Landback) Hunsinger  , born 18 Feb 1867 in Cherry, Sullivan , Pennsylvania; died 10 Jul 1905 in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; buried in Old  Zion Cemetery, Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, daughter of Harvey Landback and Christine (Thrasher) Landback.

 

Notes for Charles Edward Hunsinger

      Charles and Annie were married January 28, 1890 in Waverly, NY because no license was required there at that time. Charles appears as head of a household in the 1900 U.S. Census of Colley Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania with his wife Anna E. and three children, but later moved to Waverly, New York.  After his wife's death from Brights disease, he moved from Waverly back to Colley, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania,  where her relatives lived and her sisters could help with his kids. Later, afraid that Annie's sisters might try to take the children he moved away. They wrote letters requesting their return. He moved to Hooker, Oklahoma with the children and finally settled in Kansas City, Kansas. Charles died at the home of his daughter, Caroline Hunsinger Stewart. He is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. To reach his grave, go in the second gate (next to the office), Block 11, 3 rows East and 100 feet north.  He is buried with his two sons.

     

Notes for Annie (Landback) Hunsinger

      Buried in Thrasher Cemetery, Dushore, PA. Hair was dark brown. A letter addressed to Annie Hunsinger & "Brother" was sent to her in April 1898 in Bradford County, Athens, PA, c/o A. Silverstrim. This was sent by her sisters Linda and Amanda from Colley, PA. Linda said she was "up home" on April 24, 1898, Sunday.

 

      Children of Charles Edward Hunsinger and Annie Ellen Landback were as follows:

      125      i           Fisher Lewis5 Hunsinger, born 8 Mar 1894 in Cherry, Sullivan , Pennsylvania; died 30 Apr 1894; buried 3 May 1894 in Old  Zion (Thrasher) Cemetery, Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.   Notes: Christened April 29, 1894. Buried May 3, 1894. in Thrasher Cemetery, Dushore, PA. Baptized by Rev. Wm. Reeser.

      126      ii           Wortha B.5 Hunsinger, born 30 Dec 1895 in Cherry, Sullivan , Pennsylvania; died 30 Jun 1915; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.   Notes: Lived one time at 119 Pane Street, Athens, PA. Never married. Became a printers assistant. died young of lung disease and was first buried in a paupers grave. Once his body was identified,he was exhumed and reburied in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

+    127      iii          Caroline Mae5 Hunsinger  , born 5 Oct 1898 in Cherry, Sullivan , Pennsylvania; died 19 Apr 1971 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyanddotte, Kansas.  She married Andrew Russell Stewart  .

      128      iv          Walter Raymond5 Hunsinger, born 25 Sep 1903 in Cherry, Sullivan , Pennsylvania; died 30 Oct 1940 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.   Notes: Never married.Was retarded from birth. Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

 

 

51. Mary Ann K.4 Sayman (Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 18 Mar 1857; died 1 Sep 1918; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married abt 1878 Levi Richard Hunsinger  , born 5 Jun 1855 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 11 Mar 1949; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Samuel Hunsinger and Sarah (Brobst) Hunsinger.

 

      Children of Mary Ann K. Sayman and Levi Richard Hunsinger were as follows:

+    129      i           Rebecca Loretta5 Hunsinger  , born 13 Dec 1878 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1 Aug 1965 in Milan, Bradford , Pennsylvania; buried in Bradford Memorial Park, Burlington, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Joseph Bird  .

+    130      ii           Sarah Ann5 Hunsinger  , born 10 Oct 1880 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 13 Jul 1959; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Charles William Karge  .

+    131      iii          William Benjamin5 Hunsinger  , born 26 Jan 1882 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 2 Dec 1969 in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York; buried in Old Zion "Thrasher" Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) Mary Elizabeth (Dieffenbach) Hunsinger; (2) Cecile (Tuthill) Hunsinger.

+    132      iv          John Franklin5 Hunsinger  , born 12 Jul 1894 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died Jan 1977 in ,, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) Mary Elizabeth (McIntyre) Hunsinger; (2) Ida ((---)) Hunsinger.

 

 

52. Sarah4 Sayman (Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born abt 1860; died 1891.  She married John Yanney, born 1856; died 17 Apr 1934.

 

      Children of Sarah Sayman and John Yanney were as follows:

+    133      i           Bertha Nora5 Yanney, born 15 Nov 1885; died 26 Sep 1934.  She married George Krouse.

+    134      ii           Walter Benjamin5 Yanney, born 15 Oct 1888; died 15 Nov 1946.  He married (1) Agnes (Heldt) Yanney; (2) Hattie (Yaw) Yanney.

 

 

53. Hannah L.4 Sayman (Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 11 Sep 1862 in New Albany, Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 22 Jan 1888; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) John Jacoby, died 29 Oct 1926; (2) abt 1880 unknown.

 

      Children of Hannah L. Sayman and John Jacoby were as follows:

+    135      i           Vernie Rowena5 Jacoby, born 31 Aug 1883; died 1 Jan 1927.  She married (1) Steve Parsons; (2) Frank Herker.

+    136      ii           Elsie May5 Jacoby, born 29 Aug 1885; died 13 Jun 1960.  She married Henry Albert Vogel.

 

 

54. Emma Selina4 Sayman (Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 2 Feb 1866 in New Albany, Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 3 Apr 1932; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married in 1887 Francis W. Hunsinger, born 16 Aug 1861 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 5 Mar 1952; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Barney P. Hunsinger and Emma (Rowe) Hunsinger.

 

      Children of Emma Selina Sayman and Francis W. Hunsinger were as follows:

      137      i           Elsie5 Hunsinger, born Feb 1890; died 4 Jan 1929.  She married Frederick George Karge, born 16 Aug 1884; died 25 Jun 1948.

 

 

55. Julietta4 Sayman (Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 7 Mar 1867; died 19 Jul 1947.  She married Thomas Murray, born 14 Apr 1869; died 21 Jun 1954.

 

      Children of Julietta Sayman and Thomas Murray were as follows:

+    138      i           Agnes5 Murray, born 28 Feb 1890.  She married Howard M. Vanderpool.

+    139      ii           Thomas5 Murray Jr., born 26 Nov 1894; died 24 Dec 1971.  He married (1) Julia (McDonald) Murray; (2) Maud (Bump) Murray.

+    140      iii          Mary Ellen5 Murray, born 8 Sep 1897.  She married Gerald Harbaugh.

+    141      iv          Julia5 Murray, born 7 Aug 1903.  She married Frank Polinsky.

 

 

56. Adeline4 Sayman (Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 29 Aug 1868 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 18 Mar 1903 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married on 6 Feb 1888 in Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania Eli Rinebold, born 19 Jul 1865 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1 Apr 1944, son of Addison Rinebold and Lavina (Goughler) Rinebold.
Editor's Note: You can learn more about this family at The Descendants of Addison Rinebold.

 

      Children of Adeline Sayman and Eli Rinebold were as follows:

+    142      i           Alice Cordelia5 Rinebold, born 3 Mar 1888 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Chester Oliver Farrell.

+    143      ii           Cora Mae5 Rinebold, born 10 Jul 1890; died 8 Jan 1977.  She married (1) Lee Kinney; (2) Parker Hall.

+    144      iii          Julia Etta5 Rinebold  , born 21 May 1892; died 5 Jan 1970.  She married Thomas J. Millhime  .

+    145      iv          Sadie Angeline5 Rinebold, born 1 Oct 1894; died aft 1977.  She married Luther Bennett.

+    146      v          Edward5 Rinebold, born 28 Oct 1896; died 20 Oct 1924.  He married Valeda (Drollette) Rinebold.

      147      vi          John Franklin5 Rinebold, born 12 Sep 1898.

      148      vii         Bertha R.5 Rinebold, born 10 Sep 1900; died 5 May 1902 in Elkland, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in German Cemetery, Elkland, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

 

57. Samuel Benjamin4 Sayman (Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 5 Oct 1871 in , Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 5 Feb 1954 in Forksville, Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan , Pennsylvania.  He married (1) on 9 Nov 1900 Estella R. (Hunsinger) Sayman, born 5 Jul 1879 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 18 Jan 1919; buried in Bahr Hill (Fairview) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, daughter of Barney P. Hunsinger and Emma (Rowe) Hunsinger; (2) on 31 Oct 1920 Elizabeth (Campbell) Sayman, born 11 Sep 1877; died 15 Mar 1967.

 

Notes for Samuel Benjamin Sayman

      Samuel is listed in 1920 census as living with daughter Clara in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

 

      Children of Samuel Benjamin Sayman and Estella R. Hunsinger were as follows:

+    149      i           Clara May5 Sayman, born 29 Jun 1901; died 28 Mar 1993 in Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery (Bahr Hill) Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) Willard Irvin Hunsinger; (2) Charles A. Raub.

      150      ii           Lorena Rowena5 Sayman, born 9 Jun 1906; died 16 Sep 1906.

+    151      iii          Pearl Rosalia5 Sayman, born 15 Feb 1911; died 21 Apr 1979 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, Chemung, New York.  She married Edwin Lamberson.

 

 

59. Josephine4 Sayman (Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 15 Sep 1875; died 8 May 1901.  She married on 12 Apr 1890 Curtis W. Rumsey, born 27 Jul 1866; died 11 May 1950.
Both Curtis and Josephin are buried at the Warburton Hill Cemetery in Forks Township, PA.

 

      Children of Josephine Sayman and Curtis W. Rumsey were as follows:

+    152      i           Minnie Angeline5 Rumsey, born 27 Jan 1891.  She married Herman Waxman.

+    153      ii           Earl Benjamin5 Rumsey, born 27 May 1892; died 5 Jul 1958.  He married Lena (Seymour) Rumsey.

+    154      iii          Winifred May5 Rumsey, born 24 Nov 1893.  She married (1) August William Waxman; (2) Royal Martin Kuhn.

+    155      iv          Seth Ellicott5 Rumsey, born 24 Dec 1898; died 15 Dec 1964.  He married Agnes Marie (Seymour) Rumsey.

 

 

60. Carlissa4 Sayman   (Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 9 Aug 1877; died 11 Sep 1969; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married on 6 Apr 1896 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania David Barchline Millheim  , born 20 Jan 1869 in Barclay, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 28 Oct 1959; buried in Bernice, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Adam Millheim and Alma (Waltman) Millheim.

 

      Children of Carlissa Sayman and David Barchline Millheim were as follows:

+    156      i           Clara May5 Millheim, born 3 Nov 1897 in Bernice, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 23 Mar 1983.  She married (1) Fred Smith Ryan; (2) Thomas O'Neill.

+    157      ii           Frances Cordelia5 Millheim  , born 11 Apr 1900; died Jan 1987 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.  She married Archie VanSice.

      158      iii          Flossie Anna5 Millheim, born 3 Jan 1903; died 13 Oct 1982.  She married John J. Cox, born 1887; died 2 May 1947.

 

 

61. John S.4 Bahr (Catharine3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 18 Aug 1859 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 31 Jan 1932; buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Penna..  He married Dora M. (Dunn) Bahr, born 19 Jul 1865 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 28 Feb 1963 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Penna., daughter of Peter Dunn and Catherine (Farrell) Dunn.

 

Notes for John S. Bahr Source: History of Cherry Township by George Streby, 1903

      John S. Bahr was born in Cherry Township, August 18, 1859. He is a son of Charles and Catharine (Hartzig) Bahr, of Cherry Township. His grandfather, John Bahr, located near Cherry Mills and his great-grandfather, John Bahr, Sr., came with his family from Berks County to Cherry Township in 1833, locating where B.P. Hunsinger now lives. Mr. Bahr purchased the farm in Forks Township, formerly owned by his father. He married Dora Dunn, who was born in Forks Township in 1866. She was a daughter of Peter and Catharine (Farrell) Dunn, of Forks Township. Her grandfather, James Dunn, was a native of County Kilkdare, Ireland and came to New Jersey in 1832 and to Cherry TownTownship in 1833. To Mr. and Mrs. John Bahr have been born: Anna Laura, John, William and Charles Arthur.

     

The Sullivan Review , Feb. 3, 1932

      John S. Bahr of Forks Township died Sunday in the Packer Hospital at Sayre following an illness of several months. Mr. Bahr was born in Cherry Township August 18, 1859, a son of the late Charles and Catherine Hartzig Bahr. He is survived by his wife, Dora Dunn Bahr, two daughters, Mrs. Anna Richlin and Miss Veronica Bahr and two sons, John William Bahr and Charles Arthur Bahr, also three sisters, Mrs. John L. Shaffer of Cherry Township, Mrs. Addie Hunsinger of Montrose and Mrs. Eliza Litzelman of Endicott, and one brother Jacob Bahr of Cherry Township. Funeral service was held Tuesday morning in St. Francis Church in Overton. Interment in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.

     

Notes for Dora (Dunn) BahrThe Sullivan Review, March 8, 1963 Editor's Note: Two obits came from the same newspaper.

      Dora M. Bahr, widow of John Bahr, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Harrisburg at the age of 97 years. She was born on July 19, 1865 at Overton, the daughter of Peter and Cathryn Whalen Dunn. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William Richlin of Elmira, New York a son, William, of Canada; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Rev. John O’Neill was celebrant of the High Mass of Requiem at St. Francis Xavier church in Overton on Monday morning March 4, at 11 o’clock; burial was in the parish cemetery.

      Dora Dunn Bahr of Harrisburg died Thursday evening Feb. 28 at the age of 97. Mrs. Bahr was the daughter of Peter and Kathryn Dunn of Forks Township, Sullivan County. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Richlin of Elmira, a son William Bahr of Canada, five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Deer of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Vernie Harney of Canton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday morning at St. Francis Xavier church in Overton, with burial in St. Francis Cemetery.

 

      Children of John S. Bahr and Dora M. Dunn were as follows:

      159      i           Anna Laura5 Bahr.  She married (---) Richlin.

      160      ii           John William5 Bahr.

      161      iii          Arthur Charles5 Bahr, born 1902; died 2 May 1954 in New Albany, Albany, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Penna.   Notes: The Sullivan Review , May 6, 1954 Arthur C. Bahr, 53 year old farmer who lived alone on New Albany RD 3 near Overton, was found dead in his home Sunday; the body having been discovered at the foot of some stairs. Dr. T.J. Saul, County Coroner, said the man probably died from a heart attack and apparently had been dead about four days. Mr. Bahr is survived by his mother, Mrs. Dora Bahr of Harrisburg; brother, William of Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada; two sisters, Mrs. Veronica Sheep of Harrisburg and Mrs. Anna Richlin of Elmira. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9 o¿clock at the Cranmer funeral Home, New Albany, and at 9:30 at St. Francis Church, Overton. Burial was in the parish cemetery at Overton.

      162      iv          Veronica5 Bahr.  She married (---) Sheep.

 

 

62. Jacob L.4 Bahr (Catharine3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1861 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 14 Sep 1955 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Minerva (Litzelman) Bahr (see 171), born abt 1869; died 24 Jun 1933; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, daughter of Gabriel Litzelman.

 

Notes for Jacob L. Bahr The Sullivan Review, September 18, 1955

      Jacob L. Bahr, of Cherry Township, died Sunday morning, September 14th, following an illness of some time, at the age of 91 years. Mr. Bahr was born in Cherry Township, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bahr, and had spent his entire life in the county. He is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Alice Rohe of Cherry Township, Mrs. Minnie VanHorn of Elmira, and Miss Mary Bahr at home; two sons, George and Dewey Bahr at home, two sisters, Mrs. Addie Hunsinger of Montrose and Mrs. Loretta Shaffer of Cherry Township; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Tubach Funeral Home on Water Street. Rev. Clement B. Meyers officiated, Interment in the family plot in Fairview cemetery.

     

Notes for Minerva (Litzelman) Bahr The Sullivan Review , June 28, 1933

      Mrs. Minerva Bahr died at her home in Cherry Township, Saturday June 24, at the age of 64 years.

She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Oscar Snyder of Laporte, Mrs. William VanHorn of Elmira, Mrs. John C. Rohe of Cherry Township, Miss Mary Bahr, George Bahr and Dewy Bahr at home, also six grandchildren: William Snyder of Laporte, Agnes Rohe of Cherry Township, Harland, Revilo, William Jr. and Florence VanHorn of Elmira. Two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Rose of Endicott and Mrs. Emma Krause of Laporte, also survive. Funeral service was held at her late home Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Fairview cemetery.

 

      Children of Jacob L. Bahr and Minerva Litzelman were as follows:

+    163      i           Emma5 Bahr, born 29 Jan 1888 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1 Aug 1951 in Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte, Pennsylvania.  She married Oscar J. Snyder.

      164      ii           George5 Bahr, born 18 Feb 1890 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 2 Jul 1970 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  Notes: The Sullivan Review, July 9, 1970 George E. Bahr, of Dushore RD, died Thursday, July 2, at the Sayre House after a short illness. He was born 80 years ago on February 15, 1890, in Cherry Twp., a son of Jacob and Minerva Litzelman Bahr. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, where he engaged in farming, taking great pride in his registered Herefords. He was a member of the Herefords Association. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Dushore. He is survived by three sisters, Miss Mary Bahr of Dushore, Mrs. Alice Rohe of Hughesville, Mrs. Minnie VanHorn of Elmira, N.Y.; one aunt, Mr. Addie Hunsinger of Montrose; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 6 at the Tubach Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. James E. Johnson officiating. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.

+    165      iii          Alice5 Bahr, born 17 May 1893 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 21 Sep 1980.  She married John C. Rohe.

+    166      iv          Minnie5 Bahr, born 1895 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1981 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.  She married William VanHorn.

      167      v          Dewey5 Bahr, born 1899 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1958.

      168      vi          Mary Minerva5 Bahr, born 14 Nov 1902 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 3 Aug 2001 in Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.   Notes:The Sullivan Review, August 9, 2001 Miss Mary M. Bahr, 98, of Dushore died, August 3, 2001, at The Highlands in Laporte. Mary was born in Dushore, on Nov. 14, 1902, a daughter of the late Jacob and Minerva Litzelman Bahr. She was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and a member of the Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore. Surviving are two nephews and spouses: Harold and Edith VanHorn of Dushore, and Revilo and Alberta VanHorn of Penn Yan, New York; two nieces, Mrs. Florence Hotchkiss of Wellsburg, New York, and Mrs. Nedra Snyder of Laporte; and several cousins. Private funeral services were held on Aug. 6, 2001 at the P. Dean Funeral Home, Dushore with the Rev. Robert Martin, her pastor, presiding. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. Memorials may be directed to the Redeemer United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 284, Dushore, PA 18614

 

 

63. Eliza4 Bahr (Catharine3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born Jun 1863; died 7 Mar 1947; buried in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, Broome, New York.  She married Gabriel Litzelman, born abt 1839 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 9 Nov 1924 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Matthias Litzelman.

 

Notes for Eliza BahrThe Sullivan Review, March 13, 1947

      Mrs. Eliza Litzelman, 84, widow of Gabriel Litzelman of Dushore, Pennsylvania, died in the Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, New York  Friday evening, March 7, 1947, following a long illness, which became serious a month before her death. Following her husband’s death in 1924, Mrs. Litzelman went to Endicott to live with a granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Mott. Mrs. Mott died in 1934, but the grandmother remained in Endicott until about eight years ago when she moved to Montrose. For a while she had rooms in the home of her sister, Mrs. Addie Hunsinger, and later took an apartment in the McLaughlin apartment house on Maple Street, where she lived until she was removed to the hospital on February 6th.

Mrs. Litzelman is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Addie Hunsinger, Montrose and Mrs. Loretta Shaffer, Dushore, a brother, Jacob Bahr, Dushore, and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, of which the Rev. Joseph Corcoran is the pastor. The funeral was held on Tuesday, March 11 with high mass at ten o’clock, in St. Ambrose Church, Endicott, New York. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, New York. The bearers were Postmaster Jos. L. Meehan, Montrose; Henry W. Felton, Montrose, Zed Mott, Fred Jones, Patrick Byron and Wilbur Waterman, of Endicott, New York Funeral arrangements were in charge of Walter J. McCormick, Endicott.

     

Notes for Gabriel LitzelmanThe Sullivan Review, November 12, 1924

      Gabriel Litzelman died Sunday at his home at this place at the age of 85 years.

Mr. Litzelman was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthias Litzelman, who settled in Cherry Township about 1830. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eliza Bahr Litzelman, and three daughters, Mrs. Emily Kraus, of Laporte, Mrs. Jacob Bahr of Cherry Township, and Mrs. Lorena Rose. Also two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Louisa Mushno of Jersey Shore, and Mrs. Adaline Collinger of Oregon and three brothers, John and Raphael Litzelman of Cherry township and Michael Litzelman of Sayre. Funeral services were held this Wednesday in St. Basil’s church with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

 

      Children of Gabriel Litzelman and Mary _________ were as follows: **

      169      i           George5 Litzelman, born 1855. **

      170      ii           Mary "Emily"5 Litzelman, born 1868; died 1951.  She married (---) Kraus.

      171      iii          Minerva5 Litzelman, born abt 1869; died 24 Jun 1933; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Jacob L. Bahr (see 62), born 1861 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 14 Sep 1955 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Charles Bahr and Catharine (Hartzig) Bahr.   Notes: The Sullivan Review, June 28, 1933 Mrs. Minerva Bahr died at her home in Cherry Township, Saturday June 24, at the age of 64 years. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Oscar Snyder of Laporte, Mrs. William VanHorn of Elmira, Mrs. John C. Rohe of Cherry Township, Miss Mary Bahr, George Bahr and Dewy Bahr at home, also six grandchildren: William Snyder of Laporte, Agnes Rohe of Cherry Township, Harland, Revilo, William Jr. and Florence VanHorn of Elmira. Two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Rose of Endicott and Mrs. Emma Krause of Laporte, also survive. Funeral service was held at her late home Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Fairview cemetery.

      172      iv          Lorena5 Litzelman.  She married (---) Rose.

** Editor's Note: In July 2008, Pat Gobea informed us of an historical error in the lineage of Gabriel Litzelman. It turns out that he was married twice, first to Mary ________ in about 1862; she was born about 1842. He married Eliza Bahr circa 1880. Eliza was born June 1863 in PA and died 7 March 1947 in Binghamton, Broome County, NY, at age 83. See her obituary above. So, all of the children of Gabriel were born to his first wife and were therefore step-children of Eliza (Bahr) Litzelman. Pat also notes a fifth child, Joseph, was born about 1871, of whom we have no other information.

 

64. Loretta4 Bahr (Catharine3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 2 Jun 1865; died 21 Oct 1954.  She married John L. Shaffer, died 10 Oct 1937 in Robert Packer Memorial Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for Loretta BahrThe Sullivan Review, October 28, 1954

      Mrs. Loretta E. Shaffer, 89 a life long resident of Cherry Township, died at the home of her son, Orville Shaffer, Dushore RD, Thursday evening. She had been in ill health for several months. Mrs. Shaffer was born June 2, 1865, in Forks Township; she was a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Hartzig Bahr. She is survived by three sons, Oliver, Andrew and Orville, of Dushore RD, three daughters, Mrs. Amelda Fusselman of New York City, Mrs. Alma Johns of Rochester and Mrs. Hannah Lee of Richfield Park, New Jersey; a sister, Mrs. Addie Hunsinger of Montrose; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Holcombe Funeral home Monday afternoon at 1:30, with further services in the Evangelical and Reformed church of Dushore at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Elden E. Eherhart, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.

     

Notes for John L. ShafferThe Sullivan Review, October 13, 1937

      John L. Shaffer of Cherry Townshi, died at the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre, Sunday evening, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Fasselman of New York City, Mrs. Burton Johns of Rochester, Mrs. Gordon Lee of East Stroudsburg, and four sons, Oliver, Andrew, Orville, all of Cherry Township and Charles of Philadelphia; sixteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John A. Rohe of Syracuse, and three brothers, William of Dushore, Samuel and Frank of Cherry township. Private funeral service was held at his late home Wednesday afternoon. Interment in Fairview cemetery, Rev. Harold G. Deisher and Rev. C. B. Meyers officiating.

 

      Children of Loretta Bahr and John L. Shaffer were as follows:

      173      i           Oliver5 Shaffer, born 10 Jan 1890; died 26 Apr 1979 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Myrtie (Danzer) Shaffer.   Notes:The Sullivan Review, May 3, 1979 Oliver Klinton Shaffer, 90, of Dushore RD 1, died April 26, 1979, at his home following a lingering illness. He was born on January 10, 1890 in Cherry Township, a son of John L. and Loretta Bahr Shaffer. He was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County. His wife, Myrtie Danzer Shaffer, died March 9, 1968. He was a veteran of World War I and had served overseas with the U.S. Army in France as No. 11 gunner on the 14-inch guns of the 52nd Artillery at Alsace-Lorraine. Mr. Shaffer received a marksman medal, and was advanced to gunner first class, but turned down further advancement during his years in France. He was a member of Post No. 996 American Legion of Dushore, and an active farmer until 1975 when illness forced his retirement. Surviving are one brother, Orville Shaffer of Dushore RD 1; one sister, Mrs. Alma Johns of Rochester, New York, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 30, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.

      174      ii           Andrew5 Shaffer.

      175      iii          Orville5 Shaffer, born 1906; died 1980.

      176      iv          Charles5 Shaffer.

      177      v          Almeda5 Shaffer.

      178      vi          Alma5 Shaffer.

      179      vii         Hannah5 Shaffer.

 


Glasses of Dr. Harry B. Hartzig
These 10 karat gold rimmed glasses owned by the Dushore
optometrist were auctioned on eBay in April 2007.
Source: Photo by Bob Sweeney

68. Harry B.4 Hartzig (Charles3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born Nov 1875; died 1961.  He married on 26 Nov 1908 Laura S. (Hoffa) Hartzig, born 19 Nov 1878; died 4 Oct 1936 in Mildred, Cherry, Pennsylvania; buried in Old Zion (Thrasher's) Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, daughter of John S. Hoffa.

 

Notes for Harry B. HartzigThe Sullivan Review, August 22, 1917

      Charles Hartzig, a highly respected citizen of Cherry Township died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at his home after a brief illness. Mr. Hartzig was born in Cherry Township, Sept. 5, 1836. He married Amanda Thrasher and lived for a number of years on the farm where he died. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Eichenlaub, and one son Harry B. Hartzig of Dushore, also by two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Bahr and Mrs. Hannah Rohe, and one brother, John S. Hartzig. The funeral was largely attended and was held in Zion Lutheran Church at Dushore, Friday morning, with interment at Thrasher's cemetery. Rev. W.H. Fehr officiating.

     

Notes for Laura S. HoffaThe Sullivan Review, October 1936

      Mrs. Laura Hoffa Hartzig, wife of Dr. Harry B. Hartzig, optometrist, passed away at her home Sunday morning, October 4th, following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Hartzig was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hoffa, and was born in Dushore, November 19, 1878. She was a lifelong member of the Zion Evangelical church of this place and always took an active part in the work of her church. She was united in marriage to Dr. Harry B. Hartzig, November 26, 1908 and commenced housekeeping in Mildred, where Dr. Hartzig had established a growing jewelry and repair business. About 21 years ago they disposed of their property in Mildred and located in Dushore in the building, which they have since purchased. Mrs. Hartzig assisted her husband in his business very ably. She was also a member of the Eastern Star of Towanda. Mrs. Hartzig is survived by her husband, a daughter Miss Eleanor L. Hartzig, three sisters, Misses Mary and Lena Hoffa of this place and Mrs. Margaret Henninger of Shamokin and one brother, Walter A. Hoffa, also of town. Funeral service was held from her late home Monday morning with a further service in Zion Evangelical Lutheran church. Rev. Harold G. Deisher, pastor, assisted by Rev. Arthur L. Smith, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church of Mildred, officiated. Burial was in the family plot in Zion Lutheran cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended and the floral tribute was profuse. The pallbearers were: Supt. H. R. Henning, C. Raymond Kschinka, Geo. W. Jackson, John L. Hileman, Harland McCarty and B.F. Crossley. The flower bearers were: Howard Messersmith, Charles Fitzpatrick, Girard Murray, Hubert Shelheimer, John Hieber and John Utz. Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: Mrs. and Mrs. R.O. Henninger, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Henninger, Mrs. Grant Henninger, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Benson, Mrs. Jarrett Henninger of Shamokin, Mrs. John C. Schaad of Owego, Mrs. Winifred Stetthers, Mr. and Mrs. G. Vanderpoole of Towanda, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lilly, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hieber, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hieber, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hieber of New Albany, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Arey of Sugar Run, Attorney Albert F. Heess, F.W. Meylert, Esq. Edward Meehan of Laporte, Mrs. T.V. McLaughlin, Mr. and Mrs. William Schaad, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson B. Hoffa, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hoffa of Mildred, Mr. Lee Hoffa and Hon. A.L. Dyer of Lopez.

 

      Children of Harry B. Hartzig and Laura S. Hoffa were as follows:

      180      i           Eleanor L.5 Hartzig, born 1915; died 2 Oct 1976; buried in Old Zion (Thrasher's) Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.   Notes:The Sullivan Review, October 7, 1976 Miss Eleanor L. Hartzig, Dushore, died October 2, 1976, at her home, following a lingering illness. A native of Sullivan County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Laura Hoffa Hartzig. She was a retired postal clerk, having worked in the Dushore Post Office for many years. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, of Dushore and its Dorcas Society. Surviving are several cousins. Funeral services were held at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home on October 5, with the Rev. Edgar Reed, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Zion Cemetery.

 

 

69. Hattie L.4 Hartzig (Charles3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 20 Oct 1880; died 7 Feb 1975.  She married on 14 Feb 1903 in Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania Walter Eichenlaub, born 15 Aug 1879; died 14 Jan 1953, son of John Eichenlaub and Amanda (Buck) Eichenlaub.

 

Notes for Hattie L. Hartzig

      The Sullivan Review, February 19, 1903 A pretty double wedding occurred at the home of Morris Baumgartner, in Sunbury, Saturday, February 14. Mr. Fred Eichenlaub, of Hughesville, and Miss Edna Sick, of Cherry Mills, were two of the contracting parties, and Mr. Walter Eichenlaub, of Hughesville, and Miss Hattie L. Hartzig, of Cherry, the others. The double ceremony was performed by Rev. J.H. Weber, of Sunbury

 

      Children of Hattie L. Hartzig and Walter Eichenlaub were as follows:

+    181      i           Donald5 Eichenlaub, born 27 Jun 1906; died 18 Dec 1973.  He married Anna (Chilson) Eichenlaub.

 

 

70. George J.4 Hartzig (John S.3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1861 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 11 Jan 1945 in Robert Packer Memorial Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.  He married in 1882 Emma (Fulmer) Hartzig, born 28 Nov 1863 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 31 Jan 1962 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, daughter of Henry Fulmer.

 

Notes for George J. Hartzig

      George J. Hartzig was born in Cherry in 1861. His father, John S. Hartzig, was also a native of Cherry. His grandfather, John Hartzig, was a native of Switzerland, and came to America in 1819, being one of the earliest settlers in the Township. Mr. Hartzig married Emma Fulmer in 1882. She was a daughter of Henry Fulmer, whose father, Joseph Fulmer, was a native of Frankfort, Germany, and came to America, locating in Cherry in 1825. Mr. Hartzig owns a saw mill and a small tract of land at Cherry Mills. He is a member of the Cherry school board, and is also agent for the Home Mutual Fire Insurance Company. To Mr. and Mrs. Hartzig one son, Earnest has been born.

     

The Sullivan Review , January 13, 1949

      George J. Hartzig of Cherry Mills passed away at midnight Tuesday, January 11th at the Robert Packer hospital at Sayre at the age of 87 years and 10 months. Mr. Hartzig was born in Cherry Township, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hartzig, and has spent all his life in this community. On Monday he was engaged in cutting fire wood wand when he did not appear for dinner it was found that he had suffered a stroke while at work. He was taken to the Robert Packer hospital in the Tubach ambulance, where he passed away without recovering consciousness. For many years Mr. Hartzig operated a saw mill at Cherry Mills and was very active in the affairs of his community. He was a member of the Farmer’s and Mechanic’s Fire Insurance Company of Forksville, acting in capacity of surveyor for the company for a number of years. He also held many township offices during his life.

 

      Children of George J. Hartzig and Emma Fulmer were as follows:

+    182      i           Earnest5 Hartzig, born 1887; died 10 Dec 1952/52 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Edna Francis (Crankshaw) Hartzig.

 

 

71. Charles S.4 Hartzig (John S.3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 19 Feb 1863; died 15 Dec 1897; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Susannah Sarah (Shaffer) Hartzig, born 31 Jan 1859; died 15 Oct 1914 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for Charles S. Hartzig

      The Sullivan Review, Dec. 16, 1897

Charles S. Hartzig died at his home in Cherry Twp, Wed. Morning December 15, 1897 aged 34 years 10 months; a wife and several children (survive); interment Peace Church, Friday.

     

Notes for Susannah Sarah Shaffer The Sullivan Review , October 21, 1914

      Mrs. Susanna Sarah Hartzig, aged 52 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Kraus in this place Oct. 15. Funeral and interment took place at Peace Church Oct 17.

 

      Children of Charles S. Hartzig and Susannah Sarah Shaffer were as follows:

+    183      i           Jennie5 Hartzig, born abt 1883 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 10 Jun 1946 in Waverly, Tioga, New York; buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Waverly, Tioga, New York.  She married Fred Kraus.

 

 

72. Mary Elizabeth4 Hartzig (John S.3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1868; died 26 Jun 1936; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married on 6 Feb 1889 William Shaffer, born 1862; died 1955, son of George Shaffer and Elizabeth ((---)) Shaffer.

 

Notes for Mary Elizabeth Hartzig

      The Sullivan Review, July 1, 1936

Mrs. William Shaffer died Friday, June 26 at her home in Dushore, at the age of 67 years and 11 months, after an illness of 13 years. She was a daughter of the late John Hartzig and is survived by her husband William Shaffer, one daughter, Mrs. G.M. Ashbrooke of Cleveland, Ohio, One son Arthur Shaffer of Johnson City, New York and one sister and brother, Mrs. Lewis Yonkin of Allentown, Pa, and Geo. Hartzig of Cherry Township. Funeral services were held at her home at 10 o'clock Monday morning, with interment in Bahr Hill cemetery

 

      Children of Mary Elizabeth Hartzig and William Shaffer were as follows:

      184      i           dau5 Shaffer.  She married G.M. Ashebrooke.

      185      ii           Arthur5 Shaffer.

 

 

73. Minerva Ann4 Hartzig (John S.3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1878 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 11 Mar 1955 in Allentown Hospital, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; buried in Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.  She married on 31 Mar 1894 Lewis W. Yonkin, born 1874; died 1943 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; buried in Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, son of Edward Yonkin and Ella (Smith) Yonkin.

 

Notes for Minerva Ann HartzigThe Sullivan Review, March 17, 1955

      Mrs. Minerva Ann Yonkin of 623 Greenleaf Street, Allentown, died Friday morning in Allentown Hospital at the age of 77. Mrs. Yonkin was born in Dushore, the daughter of the late John and Susan (Bahr) Hartzig and was the wife of the late Lewis Yonkin. A resident of the Allentown area for the past 35 years, she was a member of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. She is survived by four children: Sadie M. wife of Robert Kirk, Syracuse, New York, Dewey Yonkin, Germansville, Rhode Island, Charles Yonkin and Florence Yonkin, both at home, and one granddaughter Patricia Yonkin. Services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Grandview cemetery, Allentown.

     

Notes for Lewis W. Yonkin

      Edward Yonkin, father of Lewis W. Yonkin was born in Cherry in 1847. He is a son of Henry Yonkin, Jr., who was born in Havre, France, in 1806, and came with his parents to America in 1807, and to Cherry in 1823. In 1824, he purchased the farm now owned by P.J. Yonkin. Mr. Yonkin’s mother was Barbara Hartzig, who was a daughter of John Hartzig, who came to Cherry in 1819. Mr. Yonkin married Ella Smith, who was a daughter of Daniel Smith, of Center County, PA. Her mother was Hanna Kunes, who was a daughter of John Kunes, whose father, Daniel, was one of the early settlers of Center County. Mr. Yonkin purchased, from his brother John, one of the finest farms in the western section of the township, which he is engaged in tilling. To Mr. and Ms. Yonkin have been born six children: Frank E., of Cherry; Lewis W., of Dushore; Bertha M., Hattie F., Emma E., and Winifred M.

 

      Children of Minerva Ann Hartzig and Lewis W. Yonkin were as follows:

      186      i           Sadie5 Yonkin, born abt 1895 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 7 Jun 1970 in Syracuse, Onandaga, New York.  She married Robert Kirk.

      187      ii           Dewey H.5 Yonkin, born 1897 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 4 Oct 1985 in Trexlertown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.  He married Gertrude L. (Wagner) Yonkin.   Notes:The Sullivan Review, October 17, 1985 Dewey H. Yonkin, 87, of Germansville and Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, died October 4, 1985, in the Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. He was the husband of the late Gertrude L. (Wagner) Yonkin. Born in Dushore, he was a son of Louis and Minerva A. Hartzig Yonkin. He owned and operated a service station on Route 309 at Pleasant Corners for more then 35 years before retiring in 1970. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Allentown. Surviving is a sister, Florence Y. Seltzer of Macungie.

+    188      iii          Charles E.5 Yonkin, born 1902 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 3 Jan 1966 in Sacred Heart hospital, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; buried in Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.  He married Sophie (Homiak) Yonkin.

      189      iv          Florence5 Yonkin, born 1903 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 29 Oct 1985 in Allentown Hospital, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.  She married Paul L. Seltzer.   Notes:The Sullivan Review, November 7, 1985 Mrs. Florence Y. Seltzer, 82, of Macungie, died October 29, 1985, in the Allentown Hospital. She was employed by Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania in the Allentown office for 43 years. For 33 of those years she was a supervisor-operator. She retired in 1966. Born in Dushore, she was a daughter of Louis and Minerva A. Hartzig Yonkin. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Allentown. Her husband, Paul L. Seltzer, is the only immediate survivor.

 

 

74. Lucinda4 Rohe (Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1866 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 31 Dec 1931; buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Michael Broschart.

 

Notes for Lucinda Rohe

      The Sullivan Review, January 6, 1932

Mrs. Lucinda Broschart, widow of the late Michael Broschart of Forks Township, died at her home Thursday, December 31 at the age of 66 years. She is survived by two sons, Charles and Leo Broschart, also her aged mother, Mrs. Peter Rohe, two sisters and one brother. Funeral service was held Saturday in St. Francis Church, Overton. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

 

      Children of Lucinda Rohe and Michael Broschart were as follows:

      190      i           Charles5 Broschart.

      191      ii           Leo5 Broschart, born 1887; died 11 Mar 1937.

 

 

76. Florence4 Rohe (Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1871.  She married on 6 Jun 1892 George Sick.

 

      Children of Florence Rohe and George Sick were as follows:

      192      i           Richard5 Sick.

      193      ii           Robert5 Sick.

      194      iii          Raymond5 Sick.

 

 

77. Leroy4 Rohe (Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 22 Jun 1873 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1959 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Mary (Litzelman) Rohe, born 1882 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 7 Jan 1936 in City hospital, Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, daughter of George J. Litzelman and Sarah E. (Shrimp) Litzelman.

 

Notes for Leroy RoheThe Sullivan Review, July 17, 1959

      Leroy Rohe, 86, lifelong Dushore area resident, died at his home in Forks Township on Tuesday evening, after a long illness. Mr. Rohe was born June 22, 1873, in Forks Township where he had resided and engaged in framing all of his life. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Overton. He is survived by four sons, Claire of Coatesville, Lawrence, Melvin and Donald of Dushore; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Bender of Dushore; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The Rev. Elden E. Ehrhart will officiate at the prayer service on Saturday at 9:15 at the Tubach Funeral Home, Dushore, and at the funeral service at 10 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at Overton. Burial will be in St. Paul’s cemetery, Overton. Friends may call at the Tubach Funeral home after 2 Thursday and all day Friday.

     

Notes for Mary LitzelmanThe Sullivan Review, January 8, 1936

      Mrs. Leroy Rohe of Forks Township died Tuesday in the City Hospital at Williamsport at the age of 53 years. Mrs. Rohe is survived by her husband, one daughter Grace and three sons, Clare, Lawrence and Melvin at home. Funeral service will be held from her late home Friday afternoon at one o’clock with further service in the Reformed church at Overton at 2 o’clock. Interment in the Reformed cemetery.

 

      Children of Leroy Rohe and Mary Litzelman were as follows:

      195      i           Claire5 Rohe.

+    196      ii           Grace Elizabeth5 Rohe, born 24 Sep 1917 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 10 Aug 1995 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) (---) Bender; (2) Ivan O. Teeter.

+    197      iii          Lawrence Leroy5 Rohe, born 3 Nov 1920 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 9 Dec 1998.  He married Alverta (Krouse) Rohe (see 279).

+    198      iv          Melvin5 Rohe, born 26 Jan 1925.  He married Elizabeth Jane (Sherman) Rohe (see 449).

      199      v          Donald5 Rohe, born in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

 

78. Clara J.4 Rohe (Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1875 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1955.  She married on 19 Nov 1891 Manasseh C. Shrimp, born 1864 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Henry Shrimp and Mary (Shaffer) Shrimp.

 

Notes for Manasseh C. Shrimp

      M.C. Shrimp was born in Forks Township in 1864. He was a son of Henry and Mary (Shaffer) Shrimp. Mary Shrimp was a daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Gable) Shaffer, of Cherry Township. M.C. Shrimp lives on a portion of his father’s farm. In 1891 he married Clara Rohe, who was born in Forks Township in 1875. She was a daughter of Peter and Hannah (Hartzig) Rohe of Forks Township. To Mr. and Mrs. Shrimp have been born four children: Walter H., Emelia E., Oscar L, and Freddie W.

     

The Sullivan Review , March 17, 1949

      Manasseh C. Shrimp died at his home in Forks Township, Wednesday evening, March 2, at the age of 84 years. Mr. Shrimp was born on the farm where he has always lived, a son of the late Henry and Mary Shaffer Shrimp. In 1891, he was united in marriage with Miss Clara Rohe, daughter of Peter and Hannah Hartzig Rohe, also of Forks Township He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Maurice Rinebold, four sons, Walter, Oscar, Arthur and Howard Shrimp, a sister, Mrs. Kate Epler, all of Dushore, RD; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday afternoon from his late home with further services in Zion Lutheran church, Dushore. Rev. John D. Keener, pastor, officiated. Interment in Fairview cemetery.

 

      Children of Clara J. Rohe and Manasseh C. Shrimp were as follows:

+    200      i           Walter H.5 Shrimp, born 12 May 1892 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 15 Apr 1983 in Sonestown, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Carmeta (Rogers) Shrimp.

+    201      ii           Amelia E.5 Shrimp, born 1894; died 15 Dec 1966.  She married Maurice E. Rinebold.

+    202      iii          Oscar L.5 Shrimp, born 8 Feb 1896; died 9 Nov 1998 in Slate belt Nursing Center, Bangor, Northampton, Pennsylvania.  He married Nellie (McIntyre) Shrimp.

      203      iv          Freddie W.5 Shrimp.

      204      v          Arthur M.5 Shrimp, born 14 Jan 1906 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 11 Feb 1977 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Jane (Dieffenbach) Shrimp.   Notes:The Sullivan Review, February 17, 1977 Arthur M. Shrimp, 71, Dushore RD, Cherry Mills, died Feb. 11, 1977, at his home following an apparent heart attack. He was born Jan. 14, 1906 in Forks Township., a son of Manessah and Clara J. Rohe Shrimp. A lifetime resident of Sullivan County, he owned and operated an auto repair shop along Route 87 below Cherry Mills. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Dushore. Surviving are his wife the former Jennie (Jane) Dieffenbach; two brothers, Walter of RD Dushore and Oscar of Bangor, Pennsylvania; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 from the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, with the Rev. Richard Heinrich, his pastor, officiating.

+    205      vi          Howard Woodrow5 Shrimp, born 15 Dec 1912; died 5 Nov 1968.  He married Dorothy May (Sherman) Shrimp.

 

Generation 5

 

84. Emma Lena5 Kester (Harvey B.4, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 26 Nov 1894 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) on 30 Jun 1917 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania Wilson D. George, born 1894 in Big Spring, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, son of J.E. George and Rebecca (Burkholder) George; (2) (---) Chase.

 

Notes for Emma Lena Kester

      Lena's occupation at time of marriage to Wilson George was "child's nurse."

     

Notes for Wilson D. George

      Wilson and Lena's marriage license application # 10982 on file in Towanda, PA lists Wilson's occupation as Bell Telephone Co. Clerk in Towanda. They were married by Howard I. Andrews, minister.

 

      Children of Emma Lena Kester and (---) Chase were as follows:

      206      i           Betty6 Chase.

 

 

92. Mary Ann5 Bates (Arminda Cordelia4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 9 Jan 1900 in Forkston, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 9 Sep 1982 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; buried 12 Sep 1982 in Colley Cemetery, Colley Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married in Jun 1916, divorced  Arthur Delmar Foote, born 1 Mar 1897 in Forkston, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 8 Nov 1955 in Frear Hill, Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; buried 11 Nov 1955 in Colley Cemetery, Colley Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

      Children of Mary Ann Bates and Arthur Delmar Foote were as follows:

      207      i           William Kenneth6 Foote, born 19 Oct 1917; died 3 Apr 1919.

+    208      ii           Willanena6 Foote, born 25 Oct 1919 in Lemon, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 29 May 1998 in New Albany, Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Colley Cemetery, Sullivan, Pennsylvania..  She married (1) Lorwell W. Sutton; (2) Irving Monroe Harvey.

+    209      iii          Walter Craig6 Foote, born 13 Apr 1921.  He married (1) Mary Ellen (Harvey) Foote; (2) Ruth (Wilbur) Foote.

+    210      iv          Arleta Blanche6 Foote, born 1923 in Lovelton, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) Martin Elmer Harvey; (2) Donald E. Sutton.

 

 

94. Lester T. M5 May (Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 11 Sep 1898 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania; died Apr 1972 in Port Orchard, Kitsap, Washington.  He married (1) Gladys Ellen (Hunsinger) May (see 270), born 21 Dec 1906; died 23 Mar 1956, daughter of William Benjamin Hunsinger   and Mary Elizabeth (Dieffenbach) Hunsinger; (2) Cynthia ((---)) May.

 

      Children of Lester T. M May and Gladys Ellen Hunsinger were as follows:

+    211      i           Mary Elizabeth6 May, born 3 Feb 1924.  She married Edsall Minard Ellis.

      212      ii           Wayne Lester6 May, born 3 Dec 1925; died 19 Nov 1931.

+    213      iii          Lawrence Joseph6 May, born 12 Oct 1928.  He married (1) Jean (Graham) May; (2) Esther (Griffith) May.

+    214      iv          Pauline Rebecca6 May, born 1 Aug 1931.  She married (1) Lynn Sellars; (2) Frank Maddix.

+    215      v          Seymour William6 May, born 25 Mar 1933.  He married Marjorie ((---)) May.

      216      vi          Richard Charles6 May, born 2 Jul 1934; died 11 Feb 1955.

 

 

96. Mary N.5 May (Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 1902.  She married William Fenton.

 

      Children of Mary N. May and William Fenton were as follows:

      217      i           Lulu6 Fenton.  She married Curtis Ervine.

      218      ii           William6 Fenton.  He married Margureite (Darrow) Fenton.

      219      iii          Shirley6 Fenton.  She married Paul Rolls.

 

 

97. Bertha Irene5 May (Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 9 Mar 1903 in Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 12 Feb 1961 in Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married on 8 Nov 1922 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania Harry Lovernto Bennett, born 3 Jun 1893 in Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 30 Jun 1975 in New Era, Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania, son of William Bennett and Bertha (Barber) Bennett.

 

      Children of Bertha Irene May and Harry Lovernto Bennett were as follows:

      220      i           Irene6 Bennett, born Jul 1924; died Mar 1932.

      221      ii           Alma6 Bennett, born 20 Aug 1926; died Apr 1932.

+    222      iii          Dean6 Bennett, born 9 May 1929 in Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Anita (Stricker) Bennett.

      223      iv          Carl6 Bennett, born 10 Oct 1930.

      224      v          Miles6 Bennett, born 27 Oct 1934.

 

 

98. John E.5 May (Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 1905.  He married Hazel (Salsman) May, died Jun 2000.

 

      Children of John E. May and Hazel Salsman were as follows:

      225      i           Arlene6 May.  She married Bernard Kissel.

      226      ii           James6 May.  He married Nancy ((---)) May.

      227      iii          Marjorie6 May.  She married Robert Miller.

      228      iv          Ruth6 May.  She married Alan (---).

      229      v          Diana6 May.  She married Dale Manworing.

 

 

99. Velma R5 May (Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 6 Mar 1906 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania; died Mar 1981 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Tracy Walker.

 

      Children of Velma R May and Tracy Walker were as follows:

      230      i           Lena6 Walker.  She married Sumner Ulrich.

      231      ii           Ralph6 Walker.  He married Mary (Adams) Walker.

      232      iii          Howard6 Walker.  He married Joanne (Smith) Walker.

      233      iv          Tracy6 Walker.  He married Marzette (Mosher) Walker.

 

 

100. Lulu Minnie5 May (Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 14 May 1908 in Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 30 May 1963 in Waverly, Tioga, New York.  She married bef 1926 Wallace R. Daniels, born 1903 in Taylor, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania; died 16 Feb 1975 in Waverly, Tioga, New York, son of Henry Daniels and Mabel (Knight) Daniels.

 

      Children of Lulu Minnie May and Wallace R. Daniels were as follows:

      234      i           Harry Alfred6 Daniels, born 2 Oct 1926.  He married Louise (Lesneski) Daniels, born 19 Feb 1926; died 12 Mar 1984.

 

 

101. Augusta5 May (Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 30 Mar 1913 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 9 Oct 1994 in Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Carleton Salsman.

 

      Children of Augusta May and Carleton Salsman were as follows:

      235      i           Florence6 Salsman.

      236      ii           Phyllis6 Salsman.

      237      iii          Donald6 Salsman.

      238      iv          Doris6 Salsman.

 

 

102. Edna5 May (Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 1914; died 22 Feb 2001.  She married John Vanderpool.

 

      Children of Edna May and John Vanderpool were as follows:

      239      i           Patty6 Vanderpool, born 1947.

      240      ii           Wilma6 Vanderpool.  She married on 16 Jul 1980 Ralph Piddock, born 15 Dec 1920 in Utica, Oneida, New York; died 9 Feb 2002 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

      241      iii          Carol6 Vanderpool.

 

 

108. Blanche Kathleen5 Kester   (Alfred Benjamin4, Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 12 May 1894 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1975 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Willard Byron Hottenstein  , born 1896 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 1991 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's  Cemetery, Overton, Pennsylvania., son of Chauncey Solomon Hottenstein   and Anna Elvina (Messersmith) Hottenstein.

 

Notes for Blanche Kathleen Kester

      A career schoolteacher, Blanche is recorded as having taught at the Warburton Hill School, Forks Township, Sullivan County as early as 1919.The Sullivan Review, October 30, 1975: Mrs. Blanche K. Hottenstein, 81, of Overton, New Albany RD 2 died Oct. 28, 1975 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born May 12, 1894 in Overton twp., a daughter of the late Alfred B. and May Musselman Kester. Mrs. Hottenstein was a lifetime resident of Overton Township, and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Overton, and its Ladies Guild. Mrs. Hottenstein had also been very active in several local organizations. Last August 30, she and her husband celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. She was a retired Bradford-Sullivan County school teacher, having taught at Pleasant Valley (Forks Twp.), Warburton Hill, Black Creek, and most recently the Shrimp School, from which she retired in 1962.  She taught for a total of 19 years. She had also been secretary of Overton Township School Boards. Surviving are her husband, Willard B. Hottenstein, at home; one daughter, Miss Helen Hottenstein of Long Beach, California; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Arey, Dushore; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Overton, with Rev. James E. Johnson, former pastor of the Church, officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, Friday (Oct 31) evening after 7:00. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Bradford or Sullivan County Chapter of the American Heart Fund.

     

Notes for Willard Byron Hottenstein

      Obituary: Willard B. Hottenstein; 95; of Overton, Bradford County, died Dec. 24, 1991, at his home. He was born Oct. 15, 1896, on the Hottenstein family farm in Forks Township; Sullivan County, a son of Chauncey and Anna (Messersmith) Hottenstein. Mr. Hottenstein was a farmer his entire life, except during the year of 1941 when he worked for 'the Fogels Lumber Co. in Rome, Pennsylvania. He retired from farming in 1961 and then worked at the Russell P. Mc Henry Funeral Home in Dushore for the next. 28 years. He was the Overton Township Tax Assessor for over 50 years, retiring in 1985 as Pennsylvania's: oldest township assessor. He was president of the Overton Elementary School P. T A. for six years. A lifetime member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Overton, he served as treasurer of the church for 47 years. He was a member of Evergreen Lodge #163 F & AM for over 45 years. Mr. Hottenstein loved the out doors, and was an enthusiastic hunter and fisherman and a gardener. Surviving is a daughter, Helen Hottenstein of Forksville; and a sister, Angeline Allen of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews. His wife, the former Blanche Kester, predeceased him, as did two brothers, Wallace and Hallie Hottenstein. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 in St. Paul's United Church of Christ with Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.  Masonic funeral services were held Dec. 27 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, by members of Lodge #163. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, RD New Albany, Pennsylvania 18833.

 

      Adapted from: History of Cherry Township by George Streby, 1903 and Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, Pennsylvania by Clement F. Heverly in Two Volumes 1913 & 1915. Willard was the great grandson of one of Overton's earliest settlers. Jacob Solomon Hottenstein who was born Jan. 1, 1799. In 1819 he married Lydia Ruth, a daughter of Christian Ruth. In 1829 he moved his wife and five children to Overton, locating on the farm now owned by his son, John C. Hottenstein. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hottenstein were: Sarah, married George Munch, of Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; Caroline, married Peter Mosier, of Dushore, Pennsylvania; Lydia, married Sylvester Covey, of New Albany; Mary Ann, deceased; William, deceased, of Forks Township; George, of Overton, a member of Co. I, 163rd P.V.I., died at Andersonville prison, July 28, 1864; John C. of Overton, Corporal, Co. D., 17th P.V.I; Maude, deceased; Solomon, Corporal Co. I, 163rd P.V.I, 18th Cavalry, died at Florence, South Carolina, Nov. 3, 1864. Remarkable Courage and Endurance--Among the dauntless Germans who settled in the wilderness of Overton was Jacob Solomon Hottenstein. To provide the wants of his family, he worked in the vicinity of Monroeton and Towanda and not infrequently after his day’s work, backed a grist [carried on his back a quantity of ground grain] to his family, a distance of 12 or 15 miles, through an unbroken wilderness. His journey, which was generally after night, was beset with dangers--the woods then being full of wild beasts. One night as he was coming across Huckleberry Mountain with a bag of corn upon his back, he heard the wolves upon his track. By making good speed, he reached the "Baker clearing" before they could do him harm. In order to reach his work again in the morning to get in a full day, he had to arise very early. He had no watch and could only tell the time by the rise of a certain star. The Hottensteins in Forks Township are the descendants of Jacob Hottenstein, who settled at Overton in 1829, and of Henry Hottenstein, who settled in Forks Township in 1847. The Hottensteins have been traced back to Austria. William Hottenstein, of Berks County, has traced the family back to the fourth century, giving a complete line of descent, of the family in Europe and America: "The Hottenstein family is recorded in the Vienna collection of names of noble families as belonging to the nobility of the Frankish Knighthood. Their origin is traced back to the so-called Forest of Spessard, not far from Auschaffenburg, in Germany. In this forest lived already in 380 A.D., the Frankish Province Count, Reidbold Von Hottenstein. The name is derived from a hill in the forest and signifies in the old German language a holy stone or work. The origin of the name is attributed to the fact that Reidbold held annually the great, solemn court upon a large rock under a powerful oak tree. His coat of arms contained two fields, one white and the other red, signifying wisdom, impartiality and strict justice. In the red field as well as upon the helmet was fixed a white falcon, indicating courage and eagerness for battle and beside this a count’s crown. Thus originated the coat of arms of this family, which has remained unchanged to the present day. His wife was Illseboda, a daughter of a Westphalian count. Reidbold died in 415 in high honors." The author then traces the family down through Alfred Von Hottenstein who flourished in the year 506, Ansgar Von Hottenstein, 887, who left a son Filbert. Five of Filbert’s sons were shipwrecked during the Crusades and in 1288 the head of the family was Giselbert Von Hottenstein. His son, Hartung, became sole heir to the family castle and possessions. In 1524, the castle was demolished by the peasants during the Peasant War. Kuno Von Hottenstein, who was in the German army, alone survived. In 1527, he assisted in sacking Rome and the booty he secured revived the family fortunes. He had two sons, Nicholas and Ernst. Nicholas was also in the service of the German emperor. His descendants still flourish among the nobility of Austria. Ernst remained at Esslingen where he became mayor. He died in 1618 and left three sons who immigrated to America. The history continues: "The three brothers arrived in Philadelphia, but the exact date has not yet been ascertained. One of them died at Philadelphia, another removed to Lancaster where his descendants still live, whilst the third, Jacob Hottenstein, settled in Oley township, Philadelphia County, now Berks. This Jacob Hottenstein was the ancestor of the Hottensteins in Sullivan County. How long he remained in Oley is not known but the records show that he moved to Maxatawney Township in 1729. There he bought a tract of 116 acres from Caspar Wistar for 40 pounds and 12 shillings sterling. He married Dorotha Reber and had four sons, Jacob, William, David and Henry, and two daughters, Dorothea and Maria. It appears that even during that time, when preachers of the gospel were so scarce, he did not neglect to give his children a good religious training. Rev. Father Muhlenberg, the venerable Lutheran minister, residing at Philadelphia, frequently came to his house on his missionary travels, to give his children catechetical instructions. The original farm on 116 acres, together with 327 additional acres, which Jacob acquired afterward, are still in possession of his descendants, the compiler of the history, William Hottenstein, occupying the original farm. His remains lie in the family graveyard on the old homestead." The oldest son, Jacob, Jr., settled in Richmond Township. He had four daughters. William bought a farm in Cumru Township, near Reading. He had five sons, Samuel, William, Henry, Solomon and David, and four daughters, David Hottenstein, the third son of Jacob, lived in Maxatawney on the farm of his father. His issue consisted of three sons and two daughters, Jacob, David, Daniel, Catharine and Dorothea. Catharine was married to Jacob Grim, of Macungie, Lehigh County, and bore him 11 children, eight sons and three daughters. Henry, the fourth son, became a doctor in Lancaster. His only child died young. Samuel, the oldest son of William, settled near Reading. Solomon, the fourth son of William, moved to Lehigh and became the progenitor of the family in that County. He had five sons and seven daughters. The five sons were: William; Peter; Jacob, who located at Overton, Pa.; John; and Henry, who located in Forks Township. William Jackson’s son Chauncey Solomon was the father of Willard Hottenstein.

     

 

      Children of Blanche Kathleen Kester and Willard Byron Hottenstein were as follows:

      242      i           Helen Jeannette6 Hottenstein  , born 23 Apr 1928 in Dr. A.J. Bird Maternity Home, New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 27 Oct 2002 in Memorial Hospital of Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.   Notes: Helen Hottenstein Obituary Towanda Daily review Oct. 29, 2002     Helen Jeannette Hottenstein of Forksville, a pioneer in modern nursing, organizer of a local home health agency and world traveler, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at the Memorial Hospital of Towanda. Helen was born April 23, 1928, at the Dr. A.J. Bird Maternity Home, New Albany, a daughter of the late Willard Bryon and Blanche Kester Hottenstein. She graduated from New Albany Vocational High School, Class of 1946, received her RN degree from the Robert Packer Hospital in October 1949, and a BSN from UCLA in 1976. Helen credited her aunt, Ruth Arey, for inspiring her to nurse and care for others. She began her nursing career at Allentown State Hospital, moving on to the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans upon the recommendation of Dr. Guthrie of Sayre, who was a friend of Alton Ochsner, a world-class surgeon. Due to the low salaries then paid nurses, Helen also baby sat and thus met the president of Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, who offered her a job in Saudi Arabia. Helen spent 14 years in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (1955-1970), with the Arabian American Oil Co. (ARAMCO) in various capacities in the hospital. She traveled extensively, to Jordan, Lebanon, Vietnam, Europe, Africa, China and Japan, and around the world 14 times. She even ended up in a few scenes in the movie "Bridge over the River Kwai" which was filming when she was in Ceylon. Helen was in Dhahran during the Six-Day War when the Arabs attacked the hospital. In 1968 Helen and her comrades received a blessing from Pope Paul II in his quarters in Rome for their relief efforts in the aftermath of the Six Day War. To be closer to her aging parents in 1970 Helen returned to the U.S., and went back to UCLA, working in Los Angeles at the Veterans Administration and then the county hospitals. She was also clinic coordinator for the Foothill Chapter of the Flying Samaritans, a non-profit group devoted to medical and educational aid to remote villages in Baja California, Mexico, flying to remote areas of Mexico every two weeks. But "Once you get your feet wet in the Loyalsock, you'll always come back," and Helen did in 1976, following the death of her mother. In 1977 she assumed a position as director of nursing at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville, until 1983, when she assumed a position at Memorial Hospital, where she established the hospital's Home Health Care Agency.  April 19, 1995, was designated Helen Hottenstein Day by the Sullivan County commissioners in recognition of her "total involvement and commitment to her county and community" and for her efforts to "assure that residents enjoy healthier and happier lives." A retirement party at the Memorial Hospital in 1995 honored her for "her dedication and commitment in pioneering home health care for the hospital in Bradford and Sullivan counties." Her memberships include the Towanda Chapter No. 76, Order of the Eastern Star; the State Nurses Association Alumni; and Dushore Lions Club. Helen donated her time and energy to many worthwhile causes, serving on the boards of the following: the Area Agency on Aging, the Sullivan County Council on the Arts, the Sullivan County Historical Association, St. Paul's Consistory, St. Paul's Women's Guild, the Sullivan County Library Board, Bradford-Sullivan Co. Red Cross and Dushore Tuesday Club. Helen served as the chairperson of the Sullivan County Assistance Board since 1978 and rarely missed serving as a nurse at the local bloodmobiles. She is survived by "Duke" and numerous cousins. Helen was predeceased by her mother in 1975 and father in 1991. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Overton, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.  Memorials may be directed to Memorial Home Health, c/o Debra Hicks, RN, BSN, MS, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848. Funeral services are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.

 

 

110. Edward Musselman5 Kester   (Alfred Benjamin4, Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 17 Apr 1900 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 24 Oct 1974 in Elmira, Chemung, New York; buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married on 25 Dec 1929 in Monroeton, Bradford,  Pensylvania Leola Mabel (VanOrman) Kester  , born 3 Oct 1908 in LeRaysville, Pike, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 4 Dec 2000 in Elmira, Chemung, New York; buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pennsylvania, daughter of Fred Lewis VanOrman   and Floretta Grace (Gorham) VanOrman          For further Information on the Gorham family see the Letters to Mary BURNS Gorham

 

Notes for Edward Musselman Kester

      He was called "Ted" in his youth [owing to the great popularity of Teddy Roosevelt in the early 1900s] and "Pop" by two generations of kids in his Sheridan Court neighborhood in the Town of Southport, N.Y. because of his unflagging willingness to umpire a baseball game, organize a Halloween party, take his sons and other boys hunting and fishing, advise a scout troop or teach a Sunday school class. Never one to be "tied to a cow's teat" as he would often say, Ted left his family's centuries old farming tradition to pursue academics, finishing his high school education at Cazenovia Junior Seminary in upstate New York before putting in a year of study at Franklin and Marshall College at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A 1927 graduate of the Pennsylvania State Normal School at Mansfield, with a major in English Literature, Ted taught in Bradford County schools from 1927 through most of the Thirties. It was during this time when he was teaching in northern Bradford County that Ted met his bride-to-be, Leola VanOrman. Although she, too, was a Mansfield graduate they were not acquainted there. They met at Windham Center where he taught fifth and sixth grade and she taught first and second. Leola lived in town, but she needed a ride home to Monroeton on weekends. It was on Ted's way and he was only too eager to accommodate her in his 1927 Chrysler. She later admitted that she knew who he was at Mansfield because he was a BMOC (Big Man On Campus), participating in football, glee club and musical theatre, but she went home to LeRaysville every weekend, foregoing extracurricular activities. Within a year Ted and Leola were engaged and they married in front of the Christmas tree at her mother's home on December 25, 1929. Ted enjoyed telling the story that as a young man he and his brother-in-law often hired themselves out to work other farms during haying time. One of these sojourns took them 25 miles from home to a farm just south of the little town of LeRaysville in Pike Township where they did a couple days work for a man named VanOrman. He recalled that he saw a pretty young girl, about 8 years his junior, playing around the VanOrman home and told her father that when she grew up he might just come back and ask to marry her. Leola maintained that while he may have known her father the veracity of the rest of that story was highly suspect. As the children began to arrive with regularity, they set up housekeeping on the Fogarty Place just off the dirt road to his father's farm in Forks Township.  This was a time that was highly revered by the whole family, filled with many humorous stories of the kid's childhood antics. When the economic pressures of raising a family in a depression combined with the lure of war time industry from commercial centers to the north, they moved to Elmira, New York where he began his second career as a machinist. Ted often worked for extra money as a skilled painter and paper hanger, trades which he learned from his Uncle Otto Musselman and which he "unselfishly" passed on to his sons. This expertise held him in good stead when the industrial automation of the Sixties forced him into an early retirement. He also spent sdveral of his last years as a substitute shop teacher in the Elmira School System.

 

 

Kester family at Hottenstein home in Overton, 1951. Pictured L-R: Burt Arey,

Willard Hottenstein, Blanche Hottenstein, Leola Kester, Carl Osthaus May

Kester, Ted Kester, Ruth Arey, Jack Kester. Front Mary, David and Sally Kester

 

      Children of Edward Musselman Kester and Leola Mabel VanOrman were as follows:

+    243      i           Ruth Kathleen6 Kester  , born 19 Aug 1930 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Richard Reid Gleason  .

 

+    244      ii        Master Gunnery Sergeant John Edward6 Kester  , born 10 Feb 1932 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 1 May 1995 in Manchester, Washtenaw, Michigan; buried 4 May 1995 in Battle Creek National Cemetery, Calhoun, Michigan.  He married Fernande Paulette (Dumais) Kester  .

+    245      iii          Mary Jeanne6 Kester  , born 9 Jun 1933 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Aviation Ordnanceman Senior Chief James Robert Sullivan  .

+    246      iv          Sara Ann6 Kester  , born 7 Feb 1935 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married John R. Ellison  .

+    247      v          Lieutenant Commander David VanOrman6 Kester  , born 24 Apr 1943 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.  He married Janet Marie (Ferris) Kester  .

 

 

 

Kester and Hottenstein families in front of Arey home in Dushore 1950.

Pictured L-R: Burt Arey, Gordon, Gertrude and Ginny Kester, Blanche,

Angeline and Willard Hottenstein, (?), (?), May Kester, David, Leola,

Ted and Mary Kester, Ruth Arey, Sally Kester & Ruthie Kester

 

 

 

111. Gordon5 Kester   (Alfred Benjamin4, Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born abt 1908 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.; died 1956 in Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania; buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He married Gertrude ((---)) Kester.

Children of Gordon Kester and Gertrude (---) were as follows:

      248      i           Virginia6 Kester  , born 1943.

 

 

118. Cletius L.5 Kester (George W.4, Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 1906; died 30 Dec 1934 in Ideal Hospital, Endicott, Broome, New York; buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Penna..  He married Hilda A. ((---)) Kester, born 1912; died 1976.

 

Notes for Cletius L. KesterThe Sullivan Review, January 2, 1935

      Cleatus Kester died Sunday morning, December 30 in the Ideal Hospital at Endicott. The body was brought to the home of his mother Mrs. Nora Kester Tuesday. He is survived by his wife and son Jack, his mother, Mrs. Nora Kester of Hillsgrove, one sister, Mrs. Stephen Cehatchem of Endicott and two brothers, Albert and Fred Kester of Hillsgrove. Funeral service was held in St. Francis Church, Overton, with interment in St. Paul's cemetery.

 

      Children of Cletius L. Kester and Hilda A. (---) were as follows:

      249      i           Jack6 Kester.

 

 

123. Howard5 Hunsinger (Adelbert J.4, Catherine3 Kester, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 26 Jun 1892 in Lopez, Colley, Sullivan , Pennsylvania; died Jan 1969 in Waverly, Tioga, New York; buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married Vesta E. (Northrup) Hunsinger, born 19 Aug 1893 in Weston, Pennsylvania; died 7 Jul 1982 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

 

      Children of Howard Hunsinger and Vesta E. Northrup were as follows:

      250      i           Howard G.6 Hunsinger, born 15 Jun 1921 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 26 Mar 1946 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

 

 

124. Ezra Burton5 Hunsinger (Adelbert J.4, Catherine3 Kester, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 19 Mar 1894; died 6 Jul 1955; buried in Methodist Church Cemetery, Barton, Tioga, New York.  He married Ethel Mae (Bartron) Hunsinger, born 18 May 1894; died 29 Mar 1986; buried in Methodist Church Cemetery, Barton,  Tioga, New York.

 

Notes for Ezra Burton Hunsinger

      Lived in Athens, Pennsylvania at time of his fathers death & later in Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Much of this family information was received from Shirley Wilson and Sherry Cornog.

 

      Children of Ezra Burton Hunsinger and Ethel Mae Bartron were as follows:

      251      i           Delbert Lewis6 Hunsinger, born 16 Aug 1915 in Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 9 Jul 1997 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Methodist Church Cemetery, Barton, Tioga, New York.  He married on 19 Jun 1934 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania unknown.

      252      ii           Alberta Geraldine6 Hunsinger, born 1920.  She married (1) unknown; (2) unknown.

      253      iii          Clifford Charles6 Hunsinger, born 8 Jun 1921; died 6 Feb 1994 in Fairfield Glade, Cumberland, Tennessee.  He married unknown.

      254      iv          Shirley Margaret6 Hunsinger, born 13 Jul 1931 in Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married on 30 Jun 1950 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania unknown.

      255      v          Bernard E.6 Hunsinger, born 3 Oct 1933 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 18 Jan 1997 in Sanford, Volusia, Florida; buried in Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, Tioga, New York.  He married on 15 Dec 1961 unknown.

 

 

127. Caroline Mae5 Hunsinger   (Charles Edward4, Catherine3 Kester, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 5 Oct 1898 in Cherry, Sullivan , Pennsylvania; died 19 Apr 1971 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyanddotte, Kansas.  She married on 4 Sep 1915 in Kansas Andrew Russell Stewart  , born 26 Jul 1888 in Bolivar, Polk, Missouri; died 4 Oct 1965 in Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.

 

Notes for Caroline Mae Hunsinger

      Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. Left eastern U.S. about Nov. 1, 1908. This was stated on an affidavit for her birth certificate by Linda Winslow (her aunt). This was the date Linda last saw her. Funeral services were held at George F. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kansas.

     

Notes for Andrew Russell Stewart

      Worked for Colgate Palmolive Peet from 1908 until his retirement on August 1, 1953. Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. Lived at 7706 Indiana at the time of his mother's death in 1949. 1900 census taken on June 1st indicated he lived in Greene Township, Polk County, MO. He was enumerated in the family of his parents. Funeral services were held at George F. Porter & Son Funeral Home.

 

      Children of Caroline Mae Hunsinger and Andrew Russell Stewart were as follows:

      256      i           Rose Ann6 Stewart, born 4 Nov 1916 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; died 8 Dec 1996 in Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  She married on 18 Jun 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri Elmer Floyd Braams.   Notes: Retired in 1979. Rose died at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri on December 8, 1996 @ 11:15am from acute leukemia. She is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas next to her husband Elmer Braams.

      257      ii           Violet May6 Stewart, born 23 Aug 1918 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  She married on 29 Jun 1940 in Richmond, Kansas Robert Clay Roberts, son of Bruce A. Roberts.

      258      iii          Elsie Marie6 Stewart, born 16 Jul 1921 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas; died 27 Nov 1997 in Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  She married on 28 May 1946 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas William Peter Novak.

      259      iv          Russell Eugene6 Stewart, born 1 Jan 1925 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  He married on 28 May 1946 in Olathe, Kansas Delores (Drennon) Stewart.

      260      v          John William6 Stewart, born 7 Mar 1927 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas; died 29 Nov 2001; buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.   Notes: Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas

      261      vi          Paul Edward6 Stewart, born 6 Feb 1930 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  He married (1) on 4 Sep 1954 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas Shirley Ann (Fyock) Stewart; (2) on 29 May 1976 in Smithville, Missouri Virginia Kathryn (Southwick) Stewart.

 

 

129. Rebecca Loretta5 Hunsinger   (Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 13 Dec 1878 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1 Aug 1965 in Milan, Bradford , Pennsylvania; buried in Bradford Memorial Park, Burlington, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married on 20 Mar 1900 in Forks , Sullivan , Pennsylvania Joseph Bird  , born 30 Sep 1873 in Fairview Cemetery (Bahr Hill) Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 26 Jul 1956.

 

      Children of Rebecca Loretta Hunsinger and Joseph Bird were as follows:

+    262      i           Lawrence Henry6 Bird, born 10 Jun 1901; died 11 Jun 1952.  He married Ina (Merethew) Bird.

+    263      ii           Howard6 Bird, born 27 Sep 1908.  He married May Elizabeth (Smith) Bird.

+    264      iii          Bertha6 Bird  , born 13 Sep 1911; died 3 Jun 1960.  She married Charles Raymond Jenney.

 

 

130. Sarah Ann5 Hunsinger   (Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 10 Oct 1880 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 13 Jul 1959; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married on 14 Dec 1909 in Ringdale, Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania Charles William Karge  , born 19 May 1883; died 9 May 1955, son of George Karge.

 

      Children of Sarah Ann Hunsinger and Charles William Karge were as follows:

+    265      i           Carl S.6 Sherman, born 15 Aug 1906; died 18 Jun 1981.  He married Evelyn P. (Beaver) Sherman.

+    266      ii           Ralph John6 Karge, born 26 Jul 1910 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 13 Oct 1997 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Geraldine Lorena (Crawford) Karge.

+    267      iii          Fluetta Isetta6 Karge  , born 24 Mar 1912 in Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1 Feb 1994; buried in Bradford  Mem. Pk., Luther's Mills, Bradford, Penna.  She married Everett Lawrence Reeser  .

      268      iv          Lillian Genevieve6 Karge, born 3 Feb 1914; died 25 Sep 1920.

+    269      v          Mildred Rebecca6 Karge, born 14 Apr 1920; died aft 1994.  She married Francis Aloysius Richley.

 

 

131. William Benjamin5 Hunsinger   (Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 26 Jan 1882 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 2 Dec 1969 in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York; buried in Old Zion "Thrasher" Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) on 15 Feb 1906 Mary Elizabeth (Dieffenbach) Hunsinger, born 5 Sep 1889; died 8 Feb 1917; (2) Cecile (Tuthill) Hunsinger, died 6 Jan 1949.

 

Notes for William Benjamin Hunsinger

      Had 5 children.

 

      Children of William Benjamin Hunsinger and Mary Elizabeth Dieffenbach were as follows:

      270      i           Gladys Ellen6 Hunsinger, born 21 Dec 1906; died 23 Mar 1956.  She married Lester T. M May (see 94), born 11 Sep 1898 in , Bradford, Pennsylvania; died Apr 1972 in Port Orchard, Kitsap, Washington, son of John Henry May   and Mary Ann (Kester) May  .

+    271      ii           Ervin J.6 Hunsinger, born 2 Dec 1908.  He married (1) Mildred (Emory) Hunsinger; (2) Elsie Stubbs (Walker) Hunsinger.

+    272      iii          Merle L.6 Hunsinger, born 27 Mar 1910; died 27 Dec 1936 in Bernice, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Pearl (Rinebold) Hunsinger (see 386).

+    273      iv          Aletha6 Hunsinger, born 6 Oct 1913; died 4 Jun 1937.  She married Floyd Duell.

      274      v          Arthur6 Hunsinger, born 8 Jan 1915; died 18 Jan 1931.

 

 

132. John Franklin5 Hunsinger   (Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 12 Jul 1894 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died Jan 1977 in ,, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) on 12 Dec 1914 Mary Elizabeth (McIntyre) Hunsinger, born 21 Sep 1893; died 9 Jul 1968; (2) Ida ((---)) Hunsinger.

 

      Children of John Franklin Hunsinger and Mary Elizabeth McIntyre were as follows:

+    275      i           Agnes Iola6 Hunsinger  , born 12 Feb 1916.  She married Kenneth Robert Rhinehulus.

+    276      ii           Harold Donovan6 Hunsinger, born 18 Oct 1919; died 25 Dec 1978.  He married Violet (Tyson) Hunsinger.

+    277      iii          Dorothy Marie6 Hunsinger  , born 28 Aug 1921.  She married (1) Olin Claude Salsman; (2) Roger Calvin Chamberlin.

 

 

133. Bertha Nora5 Yanney (Sarah4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 15 Nov 1885; died 26 Sep 1934.  She married George Krouse, born 7 Aug 1879; died 16 Feb 1932.

 

Notes for Bertha Nora Yanney

      Bertha Nora Yanney married George Krouse They had no natural born children, but raised two foster children, Ella and Alverta Krouse. They are not direct descendants.

 

      Children of Bertha Nora Yanney and George Krouse were as follows:

+    278      i           Ella6 Krouse, born 12 Feb 1907.  She married (1) Alfred Richlin; (2) Henry Litzelman.

+    279      ii           Alverta6 Krouse, born 8 Jul 1912.  She married (1) Walter W. Waluk; (2) Lawrence Leroy Rohe (see 197).

 

 

134. Walter Benjamin5 Yanney (Sarah4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 15 Oct 1888; died 15 Nov 1946.  He married (1) Agnes (Heldt) Yanney; (2) Hattie (Yaw) Yanney, born 1892; died 8 Nov 1947.

 

      Children of Walter Benjamin Yanney and Agnes Heldt were as follows:

+    280      i           Joseph Arthur6 Yanney, born 23 Jul 1913.  He married Leona (Miller) Yanney.

+    281      ii           Margaret Elizabeth6 Yanney, born 27 Sep 1916; died 14 Feb 1966.  She married Edward Germain.

 

      Children of Walter Benjamin Yanney and Hattie Yaw were as follows:

      282      i           Walter Bruce6 Yanney, born 29 Oct 1927.

      283      ii           Ronald Anthony6 Yanney, born 29 Aug 1931.

 

 

135. Vernie Rowena5 Jacoby (Hannah L.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 31 Aug 1883; died 1 Jan 1927.  She married (1) Steve Parsons; (2) Frank Herker, born 1888.

 

      Children of Vernie Rowena Jacoby and Steve Parsons were as follows:

+    284      i           Ralph6 Parsons, died 23 Nov 1963.  He married (1) Erma (Rinebold) Parsons; (2) Stella (Stasiak) Parsons.

 

      Children of Vernie Rowena Jacoby and Frank Herker were as follows:

+    285      i           Enid Frances6 Herker, born 9 Oct 1909.  She married (1) Peter Uzzo; (2) Franklin W. Hamilton; (3) John Walum.

      286      ii           Inez Rowena6 Herker, born 9 Oct 1909.  She married (1) Gerald Wolfe; (2) Loren W. Manuel, born 29 Mar; (3) Paul Clair Herker, born 15 Nov 1913; died 16 Nov 1941 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

 

 

136. Elsie May5 Jacoby (Hannah L.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 29 Aug 1885; died 13 Jun 1960.  She married on 4 Jun 1905 Henry Albert Vogel, born 2 Apr 1885; died 17 Jul 1964.

 

      Children of Elsie May Jacoby and Henry Albert Vogel were as follows:

+    287      i           Albert Manning6 Vogel, born 19 Sep 1906; died 29 Nov 1947.  He married Florence (Watkins) Vogel.

+    288      ii           Verna Mae6 Vogel, born 3 Sep 1908.  She married (1) Fred Scherger; (2) Peter Shiposh.

+    289      iii          Marion6 Vogel, born 18 Jun 1913.  She married (1) Henry Bently; (2) Harvey Bobo.

+    290      iv          Ella Marie6 Vogel, born 12 Sep 1921.  She married Marion Larew.

 

 

138. Agnes5 Murray (Julietta4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 28 Feb 1890.  She married Howard M. Vanderpool, born 1889; died 10 Nov 1957.

 

      Children of Agnes Murray and Howard M. Vanderpool were as follows:

+    291      i           Lyle6 Vanderpool, born 28 Apr 1911.  He married Martha (Eden) Vanderpool.

 

 

139. Thomas5 Murray Jr (Julietta4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 26 Nov 1894; died 24 Dec 1971.  He married (1) Julia (McDonald) Murray, died 20 Mar 1951; (2) Maud (Bump) Murray, born 16 Feb.

 

      Children of Thomas Murray Jr and Julia McDonald were as follows:

+    292      i           Margaret Mary6 Murray, born 6 Jan 1922.  She married David N. George.

      293      ii           Elizabeth Ann6 Murray, born 6 Nov 1923.  She married on 6 Oct 1958 Jack Kerns.

+    294      iii          Joan Cecelia6 Murray, born 5 Jan 1926.  She married James R. Daly.

      295      iv          Anna Marie6 Murray, born 6 Apr 1934.

 

 

140. Mary Ellen5 Murray (Julietta4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 8 Sep 1897.  She married Gerald Harbaugh, born 11 Aug 1897.

 

      Children of Mary Ellen Murray and Gerald Harbaugh were as follows:

+    296      i           Mary Teresa6 Harbaugh, born 7 Aug 1922.  She married Larue Allen.

      297      ii           Eugene Thomas6 Harbaugh, born 28 Mar 1925.  He married Mary Jo (Lusk) Harbaugh, born 3 May 1921.

 

 

141. Julia5 Murray (Julietta4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 7 Aug 1903.  She married Frank Polinsky, born 29 Dec 1902.

 

      Children of Julia Murray and Frank Polinsky were as follows:

      298      i           Bernard6 Polinsky, born 18 Aug 1923.  He married Ida May (Marsh) Polinsky, born 21 Jun 1934.

      299      ii           Teresa6 Polinsky, born 9 Mar 1926.  She married Domenick Isope, born 20 Mar 1927.

+    300      iii          Agnes6 Polinsky, born 29 Dec 1927.  She married Joseph Petrikonis.

      301      iv          Kathleen6 Polinsky, born 29 Apr 1933.

      302      v          Thomas6 Polinsky, born 5 Dec 1934.

 

 

142. Alice Cordelia5 Rinebold (Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 3 Mar 1888 in Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married on 22 Dec 1917 in , Sullivan, Pennsylvania Chester Oliver Farrell, born 13 Aug 1885 in Millview, Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 16 Feb 1965, son of James R. Farrell and Adeline (Bird) Farrell.

 

      Children of Alice Cordelia Rinebold and Chester Oliver Farrell were as follows:

+    303      i           Oscar Eugene6 Farrell, born 6 May 1918.  He married Catherine (Everling) Farrell.

+    304      ii           Helen Adlyn6 Farrell, born 2 Jul 1919.  She married David Potter.

 

 

143. Cora Mae5 Rinebold (Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 10 Jul 1890; died 8 Jan 1977.  She married (1) Lee Kinney, born 24 Sep 1882; died 21 Nov 1918; (2) Parker Hall, born 29 Sep 1889; died 16 Sep 1962.

 

      Children of Cora Mae Rinebold and Lee Kinney were as follows:

+    305      i           Ralph Lee6 Kinney, born 24 Aug 1915; died May 11, 2006.  He married Elizabeth (Searfoss) Kinney.

+    306      ii           Ruby Adeline6 Kinney, born 17 Apr 1917.  She married Gersley Wolcott.

 

      Children of Cora Mae Rinebold and Parker Hall were as follows:

+    307      i           Martha Rosellen6 Hall, born 20 Dec 1925.  She married Robert Adams.

+    308      ii           Julia May6 Hall, born 14 Jul 1928.  She married Laverne Havens.

+    309      iii          John Parker6 Hall, born 29 Sep 1929.  He married Leola (Raymond) Hall.

+    310      iv          Harold Lawrence6 Hall, born 8 Jun 1930.  He married Patricia (White) Hall.

+    311      v          Lola Louise6 Hall, born 9 Feb 1932.  She married James McConnell.

+    312      vi          Esther Marie6 Hall, born 10 Apr 1934.  She married Harry Kenneth Parks.

 

 

144. Julia Etta5 Rinebold   (Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 21 May 1892; died 5 Jan 1970.  She married on 16 Nov 1910 in Bernice, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania Thomas J. Millhime  , born 13 Jan 1880, son of Adam Millheim and Alma (Waltman) Millheim.

 

      Children of Julia Etta Rinebold and Thomas J. Millhime were as follows:

+    313      i           Henry Albert6 Millhime, born 4 Dec 1911; died 12 Aug 1967.  He married Rebecca ((---)) Millhime.

      314      ii           Roy Alfred6 Millhime, born 6 Jun 1915; died 12 Jan 1976.

+    315      iii          Sylvester Arnold6 Millhime, born 21 Oct 1918; died 3 Mar 1975 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.  He married Regina C. (Muskavitch) Millhime.

 

 

145. Sadie Angeline5 Rinebold (Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1 Oct 1894; died aft 1977.  She married Luther Bennett, born 28 Jan 1900; died 31 Dec 1942.

 

      Children of Sadie Angeline Rinebold and Luther Bennett were as follows:

+    316      i           Elsie Marie6 Bennett, born 20 Jan 1920.  She married Leroy Bellis.

+    317      ii           Nellie May6 Bennett, born 16 Sep 1921.  She married Carl Rolfe.

+    318      iii          John6 Bennett, born 9 Mar 1923.  He married Zelma (Cole) Bennett.

 

 

146. Edward5 Rinebold (Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 28 Oct 1896; died 20 Oct 1924.  He married Valeda (Drollette) Rinebold.

 

      Children of Edward Rinebold and Valeda Drollette were as follows:

+    319      i           Francis6 Rinebold.  He married Jane (Holmes) Rinebold.

+    320      ii           Robert6 Rinebold.  He married Grace (Lunderman) Rinebold.

+    321      iii          Mary6 Rinebold.  She married Charles Bennett.

 

 

149. Clara May5 Sayman (Samuel Benjamin4, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 29 Jun 1901; died 28 Mar 1993 in Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery (Bahr Hill) Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) on 27 Mar 1921 in Zion Lutheran Church Parsonage, Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania Willard Irvin Hunsinger, born 5 Jul 1897 in , Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 12 Sep 1935 in Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery (Bahr Hill) Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of Ralston Richard Hunsinger and Mary Ann (Sick) Hunsinger; (2) on 10 Jul 1962 Charles A. Raub, born 29 Apr 1888 in Bellasylva, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 15 Apr 1984.

 

      Children of Clara May Sayman and Willard Irvin Hunsinger were as follows:

+    322      i           Paul Willard6 Hunsinger, born 19 Dec 1922 in , Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 7 Feb 1984.  He married Betty (Leljedal) Hunsinger.

+    323      ii           Audrey Marie6 Hunsinger, born 17 Apr 1926 in Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married Robert Rankin Sheppard.

 

 

151. Pearl Rosalia5 Sayman (Samuel Benjamin4, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 15 Feb 1911; died 21 Apr 1979 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, Chemung, New York.  She married Edwin Lamberson, born 18 Sep 1907; died 6 Mar 1973; buried in Forest lawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung, New York.

 

      Children of Pearl Rosalia Sayman and Edwin Lamberson were as follows:

+    324      i           Sharon Ann6 Lamberson, born 19 Apr 1941 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) Richard Frank Hollander; (2) Thomas Lee Jaynes; (3) Anthony James Fraboni.

 

 

152. Minnie Angeline5 Rumsey (Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 27 Jan 1891.  She married Herman Waxman, born 6 Jun 1883.

 

      Children of Minnie Angeline Rumsey and Herman Waxman were as follows:

      325      i           Josephine May6 Waxman, born 8 Dec 1910.  She married, divorced  Joseph Layton.

+    326      ii           Genevieve Marie6 Waxman, born 25 Sep 1915; died 15 Jul 1955.  She married Edward Lynch.

 

 

153. Earl Benjamin5 Rumsey (Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 27 May 1892; died 5 Jul 1958.  He married on 28 Mar 1912 Lena (Seymour) Rumsey, born 22 Jul 1892.

 

      Children of Earl Benjamin Rumsey and Lena Seymour were as follows:

+    327      i           Earl William6 Rumsey, born 16 Jan 1913.  He married Jennie (Trump) Rumsey.

      328      ii           Grace Marion6 Rumsey, born 18 Jan 1915; died 13 Feb 1915.

+    329      iii          Irving Stanley6 Rumsey, born 28 May 1916.  He married Nelda (Moore) Rumsey.

+    330      iv          Orson Willard6 Rumsey, born 28 Feb 1918; died 26 Jan 1968.  He married (1) Ann (Tolbert) Rumsey; (2) Erma (Walker) Rumsey.

+    331      v          Lena Pauline6 Rumsey, born 2aor1919.  She married Joseph Dickerson.

      332      vi          Herbert Curtis6 Rumsey, born 2 May 1923.  He married on 31 Mar 1962 Helen (Hoffman) Rumsey.

+    333      vii         Bruce Norman6 Rumsey, born 28 Aug 1928.  He married (1) Patricia (Middaugh) Rumsey; (2) Kathryn (Hamilton) Rumsey.

      334      viii        Maynard Lee6 Rumsey, born 1 Jun 1930.

      335      ix          Harold Edgar6 Rumsey, born 3 Feb 1932; died 4 Feb 1932.

      336      x          Harlan Edsall6 Rumsey, born 3 Feb 1932; died 5 Feb 1932.

 

 

154. Winifred May5 Rumsey (Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 24 Nov 1893.  She married (1) on 27 Jun 1911 August William Waxman, born 1 Jan 1890; died 23 Nov 1939; (2) on 17 Nov 1943 Royal Martin Kuhn, born 5 Jun 1898; died 6 Feb 1966.

 

      Children of Winifred May Rumsey and August William Waxman were as follows:

+    337      i           George William6 Waxman, born 4 Jul 1917.  He married Gladys Elizabeth (Cowan) Waxman.

 

 

155. Seth Ellicott5 Rumsey (Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 24 Dec 1898; died 15 Dec 1964.  He married on 30 Mar 1923 Agnes Marie (Seymour) Rumsey, born 28 May 1904.

 

      Children of Seth Ellicott Rumsey and Agnes Marie Seymour were as follows:

+    338      i           Dean Alvin6 Rumsey, born 23 Jun 1924.  He married Harrietta Marie (Grace) Rumsey.

+    339      ii           Josephine Marie6 Rumsey, born 13 May 1926.  She married Stanley Lewis.

+    340      iii          Seth Ellicott6 Rumsey Jr, born 27 Apr 1928, died July 26, 2003 in Waycross, GA; buried in the Hoboken Cemetery, Hoboken, GA.  He married Margie June (Phillips) Rumsey.

+    341      iv          Mahlon Seymour6 Rumsey, born 19 May 1930.  He married Loy Janette (Thomas) Rumsey.

+    342      v          Darlene Eloise6 Rumsey, born 4 Jun 1931.  She married Lester Fayette Congdon.

 

 

156. Clara May5 Millheim (Carlissa4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 3 Nov 1897 in Bernice, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 23 Mar 1983.  She married (1) on 14 Aug 1914 in Cayutaville, Tompkins, New York Fred Smith Ryan, son of Charles Harris Ryant and Etta (Smith) Ryant; (2) Thomas O'Neill, born 8 Jul 1904; died 29 Jul 1960.

 

      Children of Clara May Millheim and Fred Smith Ryan were as follows:

+    343      i           Charles Harris6 Ryan  , born 17 Feb 1916 in Sugar Hill, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Arline Marie (Purhenn) Ryan  .

 

 

157. Frances Cordelia5 Millheim   (Carlissa4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 11 Apr 1900; died Jan 1987 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.  She married Archie VanSice, born 1 Jul 1890; died 10 May 1948.

 

      Children of Frances Cordelia Millheim and Archie VanSice were as follows:

+    344      i           Leola May6 VanSice, born 6 Feb 1916.  She married (1) Raymond Jeffries; (2) James McGlane; (3) Jess Robert Carneal; (4) Lewis Winget.

+    345      ii           Harold David6 VanSice, born 15 Oct 1919.  He married Leora (Bailey) VanSice.

      346      iii          Egbert Archie6 VanSice, born 15 Feb 1921/22; died 22 Nov 1922.

+    347      iv          Geraldine Julia6 VanSice  , born 22 Dec 1923.  She married John Apfel.

+    348      v          Caroline Marie6 VanSice  , born 23 May 1926.  She married Bryce M. Barnes.

      349      vi          Deloris Grace6 VanSice  , born 18 Apr 1928.  She married Ted Somerville, born 20 Nov 1925.

+    350      vii         Ethel Enid6 VanSice  , born 8 May 1930.  She married Robert Lamb.

 

 

163. Emma5 Bahr (Jacob L.4, Catharine3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 29 Jan 1888 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1 Aug 1951 in Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte, Pennsylvania.  She married Oscar J. Snyder, born 1868; died 1940.

 

Notes for Emma BahrThe Sullivan Review, August 2, 1951

      Mrs. Emma Snyder, age 63, passed away at her home in Laporte early Wednesday morning following a short illness. Mrs. Snyder was born January 29, 1888, at Cherry Mills, the daughter of Jacob and Minerva Litzelman Bahr. Her survivors include one son, William of Laporte; her father, Jacob Bahr of Dushore; two brothers, George and Dewey of Dushore; three sisters, Mrs. William VanHorn of Elmira, Mrs. Alice Rohe and Miss Mary Bahr of Dushore; one grandson and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Holcombe Funeral Home in Dushore with Rev. Clement B. Meyers officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Ash cemetery at Laporte.

 

      Children of Emma Bahr and Oscar J. Snyder were as follows:

+    351      i           William6 Snyder, born 23 Apr 1910; died 23 May 1984.  He married Nedra (Kline) Snyder.

      352      ii           Bernard6 Snyder, born 1916; died 1916.

 

 

165. Alice5 Bahr (Jacob L.4, Catharine3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 17 May 1893 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 21 Sep 1980.  She married John C. Rohe, died 5 Aug 1950.

 

Notes for Alice BahrThe Sullivan Review, September 25, 1980

      Mrs. Alice R. Rohe, 87, of Hughesville, died September 21, 1980, at her home. Her husband, John C. Rohe, died August 5, 1950. Born May 17, 1893, in Sullivan County, she was a daughter of Jacob and Minerva Litzelman Bahr. She was a former Dushore RD 1 resident. Mrs. Rohe was a lifelong member of Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Agnes R. Eddy, of Hughesville, and two sisters, Miss Mary M. Bahr, of Dushore RD 1, and Mrs. Minnie VanHorn, of Elmira, New York. The funeral was held September 24, 1980, in Hughesville, with the Rev. Robert E. Burger, pastor of Hughesville Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pennsylvania.

 

      Children of Alice Bahr and John C. Rohe were as follows:

      353      i           Agnes6 Rohe.  She married (---) Eddy.

 

 

166. Minnie5 Bahr (Jacob L.4, Catharine3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1895 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1981 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.  She married William VanHorn.

 

      Children of Minnie Bahr and William VanHorn were as follows:

      354      i           Harland6 VanHorn, born 1914.  He married Edith ((---)) VanHorn.

      355      ii           Florence6 VanHorn, born 1916.

      356      iii          Revilo6 VanHorn, born 1918.  He married Alberta ((---)) VanHorn.

      357      iv          William6 VanHorn Jr, born 1927; died 1979.

 

 

181. Donald5 Eichenlaub (Hattie L.4 Hartzig, Charles3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 27 Jun 1906; died 18 Dec 1973.  He married on 10 Sep 1932 Anna (Chilson) Eichenlaub.

 

      Children of Donald Eichenlaub and Anna Chilson were as follows:

      358      i           Robert Donald6 Eichenlaub.

      359      ii           Theresa Ann6 Eichenlaub.

 

 

182. Earnest5 Hartzig (George J.4, John S.3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1887; died 10 Dec 1952/52 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Edna Francis (Crankshaw) Hartzig.

 

Notes for Earnest HartzigThe Sullivan Review, December 18, 1952

      Funeral service for Ernest Hartzig, 66, whose body was found in the Little Loyalsock Creek, were held from the Holcombe Funeral Home, Monday morning, Rev. C. B. Meyers, officiated. Mr. Hartzig's body was discovered by a party of hunters from Reading, late Friday afternoon Dec. 12, about four miles north of Forksville. The body was taken to the Robert Packer hospital where a post mortem revealed that death was from heart attack or shock. Mr. Hartzig was living alone on the John Cook farm near Cherry Mills, and had traps set in the creek for catching muskrats. The investigation was conducted by the State Police and Coroner Gale Worthington. There were conflicting reports as to when the Dushore RD man may have met death, several persons reporting they had seen the man on Thursday while others claimed he had not been seen since the preceding day. Mr. Hartzig is survived by his mother, Mrs. George I. Hartzig, his wife, Edna of Michigan, a daughter Mrs. Ruth Talbert of Des Plaines, Illinois, a son Willard Hartzig of Canton, and four grandchildren.

 

      Children of Earnest Hartzig and Edna Crankshaw were as follows:

      360      i           Ruth6 Hartzig.  She married (1) on 5 Dec 1933 in Cherry Mills, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania Ralph J. Stine; (2) Talbert (---).   Notes: The Sullivan Review , December 6, 1933 Miss Ruth M. Hartzig, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hartzig was married to Mr. Ralph J. Stine, Tuesday December 5th at the Hartzig home in Cherry Mills, in the presence of close friends, near neighbors and relatives. The bride¿s pastor, the Rev. William H. Fehr of Dushore, officiated. Unique was the fact that the best man and the bridesmaid were the bride¿s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hartzig, who were married on the same date fifty-one years ago. The happy occasion thus had a double significance. We felicitate both couples. A very fine and sumptuous wedding dinner was served. The guests present were: Mrs. Florence Stine, mother of the groom; Miss Gladys Stine, sister of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hartzig, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hartzig, Mrs. Caroline Bowman, Mr. and Mrs. Worth Dieffenbach and daughter, Samuel O. Fulmer Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Weisbrod, Quentin L. Weisbrod, Miss Frances Rohe, Mrs. William H. Fehr, Miss Alma Cook and Mrs. Henry Fulmer.

      361      ii           Willard6 Hartzig.  He married Edna Swain.

 

183. Jennie5 Hartzig (Charles S.4, John S.3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born abt 1883 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 10 Jun 1946 in Waverly, Tioga, New York; buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Waverly, Tioga, New York.  She married Fred Kraus.

 

Notes for Jennie Hartzig The Sullivan Review, June 13, 1946

      Mrs. Jennie Kraus, wife of Fred Kraus of Waverly, formerly of this place, died Monday, June 10, at her home on Chemung Street, following an extended illness, at the age of 63. Mrs. Kraus was born in Cherry Township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hartzig. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Esther Hagerman and Mrs. Nettie Kordinak of Waverly; two sons Charles Kraus of Pine City and Jerry Kraus of Waverly; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Presbyterian Church of which she was a member. Rev. Thomas Tighe, pastor officiated. Burial in Forest Home cemetery.

 

      Children of Jennie Hartzig and Fred Kraus were as follows:

      362      i           Esther6 Kraus.

      363      ii           Nettie6 Kraus.

      364      iii          Charles6 Kraus.

      365      iv          Jerry6 Kraus.

 

 

188. Charles E.5 Yonkin (Minerva Ann4 Hartzig, John S.3, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1902 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 3 Jan 1966 in Sacred Heart hospital, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; buried in Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.  He married Sophie (Homiak) Yonkin.

 

Notes for Charles E. Yonkin The Sullivan Review, January 28, 1966

      Charles E. Yonkin, 64, of 619 N. 4th St. Allentown, Pennsylvania, died Monday, January 3, 1966, in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was employed for 35 years at Peter Moggio and Sons, Inc., Allentown, and was a member of Asbury Methodist Church, Allentown. Born in Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Louis W. and Minerva Ann (Hartzig) Yonkin; and was married to the late Sophie (Homiak) Yonkin. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Ann, wife of Joseph Gentile of Piscataway, New Jersey; a brother, Dewey H. of Germansville; two sisters, Sadie, wife of Robert Kirk of Syracuse, New York and Florence, wife of Paul Seltzer of Machugnie RD 1; and two grandchildren. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown. Interment was in Grandview Cemetery.

 

      Children of Charles E. Yonkin and Sophie Homiak were as follows:

      366      i           Patricia Ann6 Yonkin.

 

 

196. Grace Elizabeth5 Rohe (Leroy4, Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 24 Sep 1917 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 10 Aug 1995 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) (---) Bender; (2) Ivan O. Teeter.

 

Notes for Grace Elizabeth Rohe Sullivan Review, August 1995

      Grace Elizabeth Teeter, 77, of Dushore RR 2, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was the mother of two Lycoming County residents. Her husband, Ivan O. Teeter, died in 1993. Born Sept. 24, 1917, in Towanda, she was a daughter of Leroy and Mary Rohe. Surviving are seven sons, Paul Rohe of Rushville, Robert Bender of South Williamsport, Richard Bender of Montgomery, Arthur and Leslie Bender, both of Dushore, Donald Bender of Wilmot and Gary Bender of Marysville; a daughter, Patricia Kelly of Laporte; three brothers, Lawrence and Melvin Rohe, both of Dushore, and Donald Rohe of Overton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McHenry’s, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, pastor of Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore, officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Reformed Cemetery, Overton Township, Bradford County. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.

 

      Children of Grace Elizabeth Rohe and (---) Bender were as follows:

      367      i           Paul6 Rohe.

      368      ii           Robert6 Bender.

      369      iii          Richard6 Bender.

      370      iv          Arthur6 Bender.

      371      v          Leslie6 Bender.

      372      vi          Donald6 Bender.

      373      vii         Gary6 Bender.

      374      viii        Patricia6 Bender.  She married (---) Kelly.

 

 

197. Lawrence Leroy5 Rohe (Leroy4, Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 3 Nov 1920 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 9 Dec 1998.  He married on 6 Jan 1944 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania Alverta (Krouse) Rohe (see 279), born 8 Jul 1912, daughter of George Krouse and Bertha Nora (Yanney) Krouse.

 

Notes for Lawrence Leroy Rohe The Sullivan Review, December 1998

      Lawrence L. Rohe, 78, of Forks Township, Dushore RD, died Dec. 9, 1998, at the DarWay Nursing Home, Estella. He was born Nov. 3, 1930 in Dushore, a son of Leroy and Mary Litzelman Rohe. A lifetime resident and dairy farmer of Sullivan County, he retired in 1996. He was a member of St. Paul¿s United Church of Christ in Overton. Surviving are his wife, the former Alverta Crouse; three daughters, Bernadine Burke of Binghamton, New York; Mary Rohe of Dushore; and Catherine Pedro of York; two sons, Thomas Waluk of Wyalusing; and Larry Rohe of Dushore; two brothers, Melvin of Dushore; and Donald of New Albany; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Dec. 12 at his church with Rev. Robert W. Martin presiding. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore.

     

Notes for Alvertra KrouseThe Sullivan Review, January 16, 1969

      Rohes Celebrate Silver  Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rohe of RD 2, Dushore, celebrated their 25th wedding Anniversary on January 6. They were married at the home of the bride in Tunkhannock, Pa. Rev. Truscot performed the ceremony. The attendants were Ella Richlin and Henry Litzelman. Mrs. Rohe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Daily. Mr. Rohe is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Rohe of Forks Township. The Rohes¿ have five children, Catherine Pedro of Dushore, Lawrence, Jr., Mary; Mrs. Bernadine Burke of Binghamton and Thomas Waluk of Camptown. They have six grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Rohe operate a 335-acre farm with their son Lawrence, Jr. The farm has been in the family for 132 years. Peter Rohe began farming it in 1837. After his death, the farm was inherited by his 3 sons, Charles, Leroy and Albert, with Leroy the final survivor. On the death of Leroy, his son Lawrence took over the management of the farm. The couple received many lovely gifts.

 

      Children of Lawrence Leroy Rohe and Alverta Krouse were as follows:

      375      i           Mary Ellen6 Rohe, born 30 Jul 1944.

+    376      ii           Lawrence Leroy6 Rohe Jr, born 22 Jul 1946 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) Dawn Marie (Pedro) Rohe; (2) JoElaine Masteller (Molyneaux) Rohe.

+    377      iii          Catherine Rose6 Rohe, born 24 Nov 1947.  She married Richard Wesley Pedro.

 

 

198. Melvin5 Rohe (Leroy4, Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 26 Jan 1925.  He married Elizabeth Jane (Sherman) Rohe (see 449), born 29 Apr 1930, daughter of Carl S. Sherman and Evelyn P. (Beaver) Sherman.

 

      Children of Melvin Rohe and Elizabeth Jane Sherman were as follows:

      378      i           Joyce Ann6 Rohe, born 12 Dec 1948.

      379      ii           Susan Carol6 Rohe, born 18 Jul 1951.

      380      iii          Melvin6 Rohe Jr, born 13 Feb 1955.

 

 

200. Walter H.5 Shrimp (Clara J.4 Rohe, Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 12 May 1892 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 15 Apr 1983 in Sonestown, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Carmeta (Rogers) Shrimp, born 20 Aug 1924; died 17 Dec 1992.

 

Notes for Walter H. Shrimp The Sullivan Review, April 21, 1983

      Walter H. Shrimp, 90, of Sonestown, formerly of Forks Township, died April 15, 1983, in the Williamsport Hospital. He was born May 12, 1892, in Forks Township, a son of Manessa and Clara J. Rohe Shrimp. A World War I veteran, he served in the AEF in Europe. After the war, and during most of the rest of his life, he was a farmer and lumberman. He retired just a few years ago and moved to Sonestown five years ago. He was a member of Loyalsock Post No. 996, American Legion Dushore, Pennsylvania. Surviving are his wife, Carmeta Rogers Shrimp, at home; four sons, Vernon of Monroeton, Donald and Eugene, both of Wysox, and Myron of Sayre, one daughter Mrs. Glenn (Carol) Frantz of Sonestown; one brother Oscar of Bangor, Pennsylvania; three sisters-in-laws Mrs. Dorothy Shrimp and Mrs. Edna Shrimp both of Dushore RD, Mrs. Jane Shrimp of Ulster; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

      Children of Walter H. Shrimp and Carmeta Rogers were as follows:

      381      i           Vernon6 Shrimp.

      382      ii           Donald6 Shrimp.

      383      iii          Eugene6 Shrimp.

      384      iv          Myron6 Shrimp.

      385      v          Carol6 Shrimp.

 

 

201. Amelia E.5 Shrimp (Clara J.4 Rohe, Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 1894; died 15 Dec 1966.  She married on 18 May 1916 Maurice E. Rinebold, born 12 Jan 1888; died 18 Dec 1964, son of George E. Rinebold and Ruth H. (Bird) Rinebold.

 

      Children of Amelia E. Shrimp and Maurice E. Rinebold were as follows:

      386      i           Pearl6 Rinebold, born 26 Nov 1916.  She married (1) on 28 Nov 1933 Merle L. Hunsinger (see 272), born 27 Mar 1910; died 27 Dec 1936 in Bernice, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, son of William Benjamin Hunsinger   and Mary Elizabeth (Dieffenbach) Hunsinger; (2) Paul Harney.

      387      ii           Viola6 Rinebold.

 

 

202. Oscar L.5 Shrimp (Clara J.4 Rohe, Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 8 Feb 1896; died 9 Nov 1998 in Slate belt Nursing Center, Bangor, Northampton, Pennsylvania.  He married Nellie (McIntyre) Shrimp.

 

Notes for Oscar L. Shrimp The Sullivan Review, November 1998

      Oscar L. Shrimp, 102, of Bangor, formerly of Overton, died Nov. 9, 1998, in The Slate Belt Nursing Center, Bangor. He was born February 8, 1896, in Forks Township, a son of Manessa and Clara Rohe Shrimp. He was the widower of Nellie McIntyre Shrimp. He was a farmer all of his life and retired in 1961. For a time after his retirement he lived during the summer at the home of MR. and Mrs. Francis Moll of Dushore. He was of the Methodist Faith. Surviving are a daughter, with whom he resided Mrs. James (Lois M. Shrimp) Neiley, of Bangor; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a niece, Mrs. Francis (Kathleen) Moll of Dushore. Graveside services will be held tomorrow, Nov. 13, at Bradford County Memorial park, Luther Mills. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reed-Gaffney Funeral Home, Bangor.

 

      Children of Oscar L. Shrimp and Nellie McIntyre were as follows:

      388      i           Lois M.6 Shrimp.  She married James Neiley.

 

 

205. Howard Woodrow5 Shrimp (Clara J.4 Rohe, Hannah3 Hartzig, Elizabeth2 Kester, Jacob1), born 15 Dec 1912; died 5 Nov 1968.  He married Dorothy May (Sherman) Shrimp, born 2 Sep 1915 in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 8 Apr 1992 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, daughter of Ira Sherman and Elizabeth (Campbell) Sherman.

 

      Children of Howard Woodrow Shrimp and Dorothy May Sherman were as follows:

+    389      i           Rose Elizabeth6 Shrimp, born 8 Jan 1934.  She married David Edkin.

+    390      ii           William Howard6 Shrimp, born 6 May 1936.  He married Caroline (Bay) Shrimp.

+    391      iii          Shirley Grace6 Shrimp, born 19 Apr 1939.  She married Raymond Eugene Richlin.

      392      iv          Catherine Freda6 Shrimp, born 25 May 1942.  She married Gene Robert Carner, born 3 Feb 1934.

+    393      v          Robert Charles6 Shrimp, born 16 Jul 1946.  He married Pamela (Gowen) Shrimp.

      394      vi          Edward Eugene6 Shrimp, born 1 Dec 1948.

      395      vii         Gerald Donald6 Shrimp, born 25 Feb 1952 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 21 Sep 1986; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bahr Hill, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.   Notes: The Sullivan Review, Oct. 2, 1986 Gerald D. "Jerry" Shrimp, 34, of Dushore RD died Sept. 21, 1986 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 25, 1952, in Forks Twp, a son of Dorothy Sherman Shrimp and the late Howard Shrimp. A lifetime resident of Sullivan County, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was employed by York Resources Industries, Mildred, and had been employed by the Corson Body Shop at South Branch. Surviving are his mother; three sisters, Mrs. David (Rose) Edkin of Kent, New York; Mrs. Raymond (Shirley) Richlin of Dushore RD; and Mrs. Gene (Katherine) Carner of New Albany; four brothers, William H. of Hamlin, New York; Robert C. of New Albany; Edward E. of Troutman, North Carolina; Howard W. Jr. of Dushore RD; two uncles, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, Dushore, with Rev. Richard Reeser of officiating. Interment was in Fairview cemetery, Dushore

      396      viii        Howard Woodrow6 Shrimp Jr, born 15 Dec 1954.

 

Generation 6

 

208. Willanena6 Foote (Mary Ann5 Bates, Arminda Cordelia4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 25 Oct 1919 in Lemon, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 29 May 1998 in New Albany, Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; buried in Colley Cemetery, Sullivan, Pennsylvania..  She married (1) Lorwell W. Sutton, born 10 Jan 1914 in Suga Run, Bradford, Pennsylvania.; died 30 Dec 1984; buried in Colley Cemetery, Sullivan, Pennsylvania., son of Harry Sutton and Linda (Mosier) Sutton; (2) on 3 Dec 1987 in Meshoppen, Wyoming, Pennsylvania Irving Monroe Harvey, born 22 Jul 1911 in Lemon, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 27 Nov 1989 in Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; buried 29 Nov 1989 in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.

 

      Children of Willanena Foote and Lorwell W. Sutton were as follows:

      397      i           Laurell Cobb7 Sutton.

      398      ii           Capella Smith7 Sutton.

      399      iii          Linda7 Sutton.

 

 

209. Walter Craig6 Foote (Mary Ann5 Bates, Arminda Cordelia4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 13 Apr 1921.  He married (1) Not married Mary Ellen (Harvey) Foote, born 6 May 1920 in Lemon, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 15 Mar 1999 in Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; buried 18 Mar 1999 in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; (2) on 8 Jun 1942 in Meshoppen, Wyoming, Pennsylvania Ruth (Wilbur) Foote, born 17 Mar 1924 in Binghamton, Broome, New York.

 

      Children of Walter Craig Foote and Mary Ellen Harvey were as follows:

      400      i           Theodora Davitt7 Foote, born 15 Oct 1939 in Saint Joseph.s Childrens and Maternity Hospital, Dunmore, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania.

 

      Children of Walter Craig Foote and Ruth Wilbur were as follows:

+    401      i           Carmen7 Foote, born 19 Sep 1944.  She married (1) Warren Whittman; (2) John Croner; (3) Joseph Baker; (4) Joseph Sakovitch.

+    402      ii           Cheryl7 Foote, born 12 Dec 1947.  She married (1) Jerald Davidson; (2) Phillip Whittman; (3) Robert McClintock.

+    403      iii          Ronald Craig7 Foote, born 30 Jun 1949.  He married (1) Melinda (Baker) Foote; (2) Robin (Spencer) Foote.

+    404      iv          Leslie7 Foote, born 3 Jan 1952.  She married (1) Daniel Crandall; (2) John Middleton; (3) Thomas Lawrence.

+    405      v          Cynthia7 Foote, born 12 Oct 1954.  She married David Knapp.

+    406      vi          Melissa7 Foote, born 15 May 1964.  She married Steven Drogoszewski.

 

 

210. Arleta Blanche6 Foote (Mary Ann5 Bates, Arminda Cordelia4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 1923 in Lovelton, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) bef 1943 Martin Elmer Harvey, born 6 Sep 1917 in Keiserville, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; died 4 Jun 1999 in Colley Cemetery, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.; (2) aft 1945 Donald E. Sutton, born 4 Apr 1916 in Sugar Run, Bradford, Pennsylvania.; died 12 May 1984 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; buried in Colley Cemetery, Sullivan, Pennsylvania., son of Harry Sutton and Linda (Mosier) Sutton.

 

      Children of Arleta Blanche Foote and Martin Elmer Harvey were as follows:

+    407      i           Richard Martin7 Harvey, born 25 Dec 1941 in Forkston, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.  He married Sharon M. (Rozelle) Harvey.

      408      ii           Carmolita Marlene7 Harvey, born 28 Feb 1947 in Colley Cemetery, Sullivan, Pennsylvania..  She married (1) on 15 Jul 1962 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania Wesley Delbert Strohl, born 30 Jan 1941 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania; (2) on 24 Nov 1969 in Montrose, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania William Leroy Sterling, born 1 Oct 1943 in Montrose, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

 

      Children of Arleta Blanche Foote and Donald E. Sutton were as follows:

+    409      i           Mayor Kevin7 Sutton.  He married Janice May (Tice) Sutton.

+    410      ii           Merriel7 Sutton.  She married Frank Oliver.

      411      iii          Meriel Oliver7 Sutton.

      412      iv          Walter Donald7 Sutton, born 16 Sep 1955 in Colley Cemetery, Sullivan, Pennsylvania..  He married on 22 Feb 1992 in Laceyville, Wyoming, Pennsylvania Mariann (Goodwin) Sutton, born 7 Jul 1966 in ,, Maryland.

 

 

211. Mary Elizabeth6 May (Lester T. M5, Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 3 Feb 1924.  She married Edsall Minard Ellis, born 26 Nov 1913.

 

      Children of Mary Elizabeth May and Edsall Minard Ellis were as follows:

+    413      i           Grover Edsall7 Ellis, born 7 Jul 1941.  He married Doris (Burlingame) Ellis.

 

 

213. Lawrence Joseph6 May (Lester T. M5, Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 12 Oct 1928.  He married (1) Jean (Graham) May, born 7 Nov 1931; (2) Esther (Griffith) May, born Nov 1933.

 

      Children of Lawrence Joseph May and Jean Graham were as follows:

      414      i           Beverly Jean7 May, born 26 Sep 1951.

      415      ii           Kathryn Yvonne7 May, born 8 Nov 1952.

 

      Children of Lawrence Joseph May and Esther Griffith were as follows:

      416      i           Thomas7 May, born Jul 1955.

      417      ii           Gladys7 May, born Nov 1956.

 

 

214. Pauline Rebecca6 May (Lester T. M5, Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 1 Aug 1931.  She married (1) Lynn Sellars; (2) Frank Maddix, born 26 Apr 1927.

 

      Children of Pauline Rebecca May and Frank Maddix were as follows:

      418      i           Pauline Ann7 Maddix, born 27 Mar 1948.

      419      ii           Mary Lou7 Maddix, born 12 Sep 1949.

      420      iii          Brenda Ellen7 Maddix, born 5 Nov 1957.

 

 

215. Seymour William6 May (Lester T. M5, Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 25 Mar 1933.  He married Marjorie ((---)) May, born 4 Nov 1934.

 

      Children of Seymour William May and Marjorie (---) were as follows:

      421      i           Timothy Charles7 May, born 23 Aug 1958.

      422      ii           Julie Gay7 May, born 30 Nov 1959.

      423      iii          Raymond7 Gilligan.

      424      iv          Nancy7 Gilligan.

 

 

222. Dean6 Bennett (Bertha Irene5 May, Mary Ann4 Kester, Jesse3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 9 May 1929 in Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  He married on 4 Jul 1954 in , Huntington, Indiana Anita (Stricker) Bennett, born 10 Apr 1935 in Andrews, Huntington, Indiana.

 

      Children of Dean Bennett and Anita Stricker were as follows:

      425      i           Susan Kay7 Bennett.  She married John Blair.

 

 

243. Ruth Kathleen6 Kester   (Edward Musselman5, Alfred Benjamin4, Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 19 Aug 1930 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married on 8 Mar 1952 in Elmira, Chemung, New York Richard Reid Gleason  , born 26 Jul 1931 in Wellsburg, Chemung, New York, son of Rufus Bildad Gleason and Ila (Bills) Gleason.

 

      Children of Ruth Kathleen Kester and Richard Reid Gleason were as follows:

+    426      i           Richard Reid7 Gleason Jr.  , born 29 Dec 1952 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.  He married Jamie Lynn (Ramsay) Gleason  .

+    427      ii           Randy Lee7 Gleason  , born 22 Jan 1958 in Monrovia, Los Angeles, California.  He married Karen Frances (Eagen) Gleason  .

+    428      iii          Mark Alan7 Gleason  , born 23 Feb 1959 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.  He married Colleen Teresa (Pettit) Gleason  .

+    429      iv          Laurie Kathleen7 Gleason  , born 26 Jan 1967 in North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York.  She married John Bartolomeo  .

 

 

244. Master Gunnery Sergeant John Edward6 Kester   (Edward Musselman5, Alfred Benjamin4, Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 10 Feb 1932 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died 1 May 1995 in Manchester, Washtenaw, Michigan; buried 4 May 1995 in Battle Creek National Cemetery, Calhoun, Michigan.  He married on 18 Apr 1953 in Elmira, Chemung, New York Fernande Paulette (Dumais) Kester  , born 7 Apr 1933 in , Ontario, Canada, daughter of Albert Dumais.

 

Notes for Master Gunnery Sergeant John Edward Kester

      Jack was a career Marine Corps jet engine mechanic, serving from 1951 to 1973. He saw service in the Korean War and served two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He was also stationed in Japan, Okinawa, and in various Marine Air Wing squadrons in the Mediterranean area. After his Marine Corps retirement he worked for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit which enabled him to purchase the little farm he always wanted. The farm must have stirred some other latent family traits for he became a singer and guitarist in a country-western band. A favorite song of his was “The Wild Side of Life” (I didn’t know God made honky-tonk angels) by William Warren and Arlie A. Carter.

 

      Children of Master Gunnery Sergeant John Edward Kester and Fernande Paulette Dumais were as follows:

+    430      i           Paulette Marie7 Kester, born 8 Feb 1954.  She married (1) Michael Pilarski; (2) John Ruolo.

+    431      ii           Kathryn Ann7 Kester, born 14 Apr 1955.  She married Charles Yeider.

+    432      iii          Timothy Gerard7 Kester, born 15 Dec 1958.  He married Sherrie ((---)) Kester.

+    433      iv          Susan Annette7 Kester, born 3 Feb 1960.  She married (---) Luckhardt.

+    434      v          Michael Edward7 Kester, born 6 Jul 1962.  He married Robin ((---)) Kester.

 

 

245. Mary Jeanne6 Kester   (Edward Musselman5, Alfred Benjamin4, Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 9 Jun 1933 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married in Elmira, Chemung, New York Aviation Ordnanceman Senior Chief James Robert Sullivan  , born 12 Jun 1933 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.

 

      Children of Mary Jeanne Kester and Aviation Ordnanceman Senior Chief James Robert Sullivan were as follows:

      435      i           Elizabeth Jeanne7 Sullivan  , born 1 Nov 1960 in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia.

+    436      ii           Operations Specialist First Class Patrick Michael7 Sullivan, born 12 Jul 1962 in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia.  He married Jeanette Lynn (Stay) Sullivan.

+    437      iii          Barbara Sue7 Sullivan, born 25 Jun 1965 in Patuxent River, St Mary's, Maryland.  She married Anthony Cappucci.

+    438      iv          Nancy Ann7 Sullivan, born 24 May 1966 in Patuxent River, St Mary's, Maryland.  She married Harold Henry German.

      439      v          Adam Kristopher7 Sullivan  , born 17 Sep 1984 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.

 

 

246. Sara Ann6 Kester   (Edward Musselman5, Alfred Benjamin4, Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 7 Feb 1935 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married on 3 May 1958 in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia John R. Ellison  , born 4 May 1933 in Weikle, Monroe, West Virginia, son of (---) Ellison.

 

      Children of Sara Ann Kester and John R. Ellison were as follows:

+    440      i           Jeffrey Blaine7 Ellison  , born 3 May 1960 in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia.  He married (1) Sherry (Alford) Ellison; (2) Charlene (Wyler) Ellison  .

+    441      ii           Danette Lynn7 Ellison  , born 4 Jul 1963 in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia.  She married Terry Wenton Blevins  .

 

 

247. Lieutenant Commander David VanOrman6 Kester   (Edward Musselman5, Alfred Benjamin4, Charles3, Joseph2, Jacob1), born 24 Apr 1943 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.  He married on 30 Jul 1966 in Elmira, Chemung, New York Janet Marie (Ferris) Kester  , born 27 May 1944 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, daughter of Freeman Farrand Ferris and Mildred (Anderson) Ferris.

 

      Children of Lieutenant Commander David VanOrman Kester and Janet Marie Ferris were as follows:

      442      i           Douglas Aaron7 Kester  , born 3 Mar 1969 in Oxnard, Ventura, California.

 

 

262. Lawrence Henry6 Bird (Rebecca Loretta5 Hunsinger, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 10 Jun 1901; died 11 Jun 1952.  He married on 31 Dec 1927 Ina (Merethew) Bird, born 3 Jul 1905.

 

      Children of Lawrence Henry Bird and Ina Merethew were as follows:

+    443      i           Victor7 Bird.  He married Jean (Arnold) Bird.

 

 

263. Howard6 Bird (Rebecca Loretta5 Hunsinger, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 27 Sep 1908.  He married on 19 Jan 1926 May Elizabeth (Smith) Bird, born 24 Sep 1911.

 

      Children of Howard Bird and May Elizabeth Smith were as follows:

+    444      i           Theodore7 Bird, born 26 Jan 1927.  He married Willie (Van Brown) Bird.

      445      ii           Victor7 Bird.

 

 

264. Bertha6 Bird   (Rebecca Loretta5 Hunsinger, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 13 Sep 1911; died 3 Jun 1960.  She married on 24 Jun 1934 Charles Raymond Jenney, born 8 Mar 1914; died 3 Dec 1966.

 

      Children of Bertha Bird and Charles Raymond Jenney were as follows:

+    446      i           Charlotte May7 Jenney, born 21 Feb 1934.  She married James Frederick Tappan.

+    447      ii           Barbara Jean7 Jenney, born 1 Mar 1936.  She married (1) Marrone (---); (2) James Richard Collins.

 

 

265. Carl S.6 Sherman (Sarah Ann5 Hunsinger, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 15 Aug 1906; died 18 Jun 1981.  He married in 1924 Evelyn P. (Beaver) Sherman, born 18 Jun 1906; died 1979.

 

Notes for Carl S. Sherman

      Born out of wedlock to Sarah Ann Hunsinger. His father's name is unknown. He was never adopted by Charles Karge and he used the last name of his father, Sherman. This fact is born out by the last name of Sherman on tombstone of his wife and son at Friedens (Peace) Cemetery. Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania

 

      Children of Carl S. Sherman and Evelyn P. Beaver were as follows:

+    448      i           Elsie Evelyn7 Sherman, born 11 Sep 1928.  She married Ernest Clair Fassett Jr.

      449      ii           Elizabeth Jane7 Sherman, born 29 Apr 1930.  She married Melvin Rohe (see 198), born 26 Jan 1925, son of Leroy Rohe and Mary (Litzelman) Rohe.

      450      iii          Carl Sydney7 Sherman, born 8 May 1932; died 27 May 1932.

      451      iv          Lawrence Theodore7 Sherman, born 7 Sep 1936.

      452      v          Clara Ann7 Sherman, born 27 Dec 1938.  She married in 1957 Ivan Ulysses Weaver, born 22 Oct 1935.

      453      vi          Regina Catherine7 Sherman, born 11 Aug 1941.

 

 

266. Ralph John6 Karge (Sarah Ann5 Hunsinger, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 26 Jul 1910 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 13 Oct 1997 in Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married on 1 Nov 1930 in Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania Geraldine Lorena (Crawford) Karge, born 30 Apr 1912 in Sugar Hill, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 17 Jan 1991 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, daughter of Levi Andrew Crawford and Pearl Amelia (Brown) Crawford.

 

Notes for Ralph John Karge

      Delivered mail from Dushore to Forkston, Pennsylvania from 1928 to 1933.

     

Notes for Geraldine Lorena Crawford

      Geraldine, Linda's mother, worked over in Eagles Mere as a housekeeper and also for other people around Dushore. She married Ralph John Karge on Nov. 1, 1930. She died on Jan. 17, 1991 at home. They had 12 children, all born at home except two:

 

      Children of Ralph John Karge and Geraldine Lorena Crawford were as follows:

+    454      i           Rita Marguerita7 Karge, born 5 Sep 1930.  She married Joseph Laverne Gilbert.

+    455      ii           Alvin George7 Karge, born 22 Jun 1932 in Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married Ruth Anne (Norton) Karge.

      456      iii          Cleon Willard7 Karge, born 10 Mar 1935.  He married aft 1961 Delores (Ulmer) Karge, born 31 Mar 1941 in Philadelphia, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

      457      iv          Melvin Kenneth7 Karge, born 11 Dec 1936; died 5 Aug 1980.  He married 17aug19 Minnie (Lamonarco) Karge, born abt 9 Oct 0193.

      458      v          Vera Erma7 Karge, born 18 Aug 1938.

+    459      vi          Ronald Kelton7 Karge, born 11 Aug 1940.  He married Shirley Louise (Shilosky) Karge.

      460      vii         Ivan Bernard7 Karge, born 9 Nov 1942; died in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) Carolyn Louise (Ludwig) Karge, born 9 Oct 1942; (2) Rebecca ((---)) Karge.

      461      viii        Anita Winfred7 Karge, born 22 Oct 1945; died 25 Oct 1945; buried in Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

+    462      ix          Linda Lou7 Karge, born 28 Jun 1947.  She married Raymond John McDonald.

      463      x          Nina Leah7 Karge, born 26 Jul 1950.

      464      xi          Leo Elwood7 Karge, born 12 May 1952.

      465      xii         Lena Inez7 Karge, born 27 Nov 1954.

 

 

267. Fluetta Isetta6 Karge   (Sarah Ann5 Hunsinger, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 24 Mar 1912 in Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 1 Feb 1994; buried in Bradford  Mem. Pk., Luther's Mills, Bradford, Penna.  She married in 1933 Everett Lawrence Reeser  , born 17 Dec 1914; died 27 Apr 1999.

 

      Children of Fluetta Isetta Karge and Everett Lawrence Reeser were as follows:

+    466      i           Ruth Joyce7 Reeser  , born 4 Jan 1935; died in Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married Theodore James Brown.

      467      ii           Leon Everett7 Reeser, born 30 Jun 1945; died in Palm Harbor, Hillsborough, Florida.  He married Carol ((---)) Reeser.

      468      iii          Larry7 Reeser, born 5 Jun 1947; died in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana.  He married Virginia ((---)) Reeser.

 

 

269. Mildred Rebecca6 Karge (Sarah Ann5 Hunsinger, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 14 Apr 1920; died aft 1994.  She married Francis Aloysius Richley, born 1 Jul 1915; died 21 Jan 1985.

 

      Children of Mildred Rebecca Karge and Francis Aloysius Richley were as follows:

      469      i           Eugene Raymond7 Richley, born 18 Jan 1945.  He married Linda Mae (Lacy) Richley.

      470      ii           Carol Ann7 Richley.

 

 

271. Ervin J.6 Hunsinger (William Benjamin5, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 2 Dec 1908.  He married (1), divorced  Mildred (Emory) Hunsinger, born 9 Sep 1908; (2) Elsie Stubbs (Walker) Hunsinger.

 

      Children of Ervin J. Hunsinger and Mildred Emory were as follows:

+    471      i           Robert Ervin7 Hunsinger, born 2 Mar 1927.  He married June (Carper) Hunsinger.

+    472      ii           Beverly Jean7 Hunsinger, born 11 Nov 1928.  She married (1) Dio Lewis; (2) John C. Graham.

+    473      iii          Janice Ellen7 Hunsinger, born 31 Jul 1934.  She married Robert L. Weller.

 

 

272. Merle L.6 Hunsinger (William Benjamin5, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 27 Mar 1910; died 27 Dec 1936 in Bernice, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married on 28 Nov 1933 Pearl (Rinebold) Hunsinger (see 386), born 26 Nov 1916, daughter of Maurice E. Rinebold and Amelia E. (Shrimp) Rinebold.

 

Notes for Merle L. Hunsinger The Sullivan Review, January 1937

      Merle Hunsinger of Cherry township, died Tuesday, December 29th the result of injuries he received while cutting props for Kline Richie, near Bernice. He had felled the tree, when it kicked back, striking him on the head with a limb. His skull was crushed. An ambulance was called but he died before he could be taken to the hospital. He was born March 27, 1910. Mr. Hunsinger is survived by his wife, Pearle Rinebold Hunsinger, and two children, two months and two years of age. Also his father, a brother and sister. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o¿clock in the Holcombe funeral parlor on Main Street. Rev. H. Deisher will officiate. Burial in the Zion Lutheran cemetery.

 

      Children of Merle L. Hunsinger and Pearl Rinebold were as follows:

+    474      i           Harold Maurice7 Hunsinger, born 1934; died 1999.  He married Doris Eloise (Swain) Hunsinger.

+    475      ii           Donald Merle7 Hunsinger, born 29 Apr 1936.  He married Gladys J. Swain (Alliger) Hunsinger, sister to Doris Eloise Swain.

 

 

273. Aletha6 Hunsinger (William Benjamin5, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 6 Oct 1913; died 4 Jun 1937.  She married Floyd Duell.

 

      Children of Aletha Hunsinger and Floyd Duell were as follows:

      476      i           Dorothea7 Duell, born 24 Feb 1929.

 

 

275. Agnes Iola6 Hunsinger   (John Franklin5, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 12 Feb 1916.  She married on 1 Sep 1934 Kenneth Robert Rhinehulus, born 25 Apr 1910 in ,, West Virginia.

 

      Children of Agnes Iola Hunsinger and Kenneth Robert Rhinehulus were as follows:

+    477      i           Kenneth Robert7 Rhinehulus Jr, born 23 Mar 1936.  He married (1) Joyce (Baker) Rhinehulus; (2) Joan (Johnson) Rhinehulus.

 

 

276. Harold Donovan6 Hunsinger (John Franklin5, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 18 Oct 1919; died 25 Dec 1978.  He married on 15 Sep 1943, divorced  Violet (Tyson) Hunsinger, born 22 Sep 1928 in ,, Kansas.

 

      Children of Harold Donovan Hunsinger and Violet Tyson were as follows:

      478      i           Jackie Ray7 Hunsinger, born 26 Aug 1944 in ,, Kansas; died 22 Jul 1948.

      479      ii           Alyce Kay7 Hunsinger, born 16 Mar 1952 in ,, Pennsylvania.

      480      iii          Harold Michael7 Hunsinger, born 25 Jan 1954 in ,, Pennsylvania.

      481      iv          John Frederick7 Hunsinger, born 7 Jan 1955 in ,, Pennsylvania.

 

 

277. Dorothy Marie6 Hunsinger   (John Franklin5, Mary Ann K.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 28 Aug 1921.  She married (1) Olin Claude Salsman, born 10 May 1917 in ,, Pennsylvania; died 22 Apr 1952; (2) on 11 Nov 1954 Roger Calvin Chamberlin, born 30 Mar 1917.

 

      Children of Dorothy Marie Hunsinger and Olin Claude Salsman were as follows:

      482      i           Dorothy Iola7 Salsman, born 28 Nov 1938.  She married (1) on 31 Aug 1963 Arthur L. Hotaling; (2) Skip Norton.

 

 

278. Ella6 Krouse (Bertha Nora5 Yanney, Sarah4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 12 Feb 1907.  She married (1) Alfred Richlin, born 25 Jul 1887; died 20 Mar 1949; (2) Henry Litzelman, born 3 Nov 1889; died 20 Jun 1969; buried in St.Paul's Rfrmd Cemetery, Overton, Bradford, Pennsylvania, son of George J. Litzelman and Sarah E. (Shrimp) Litzelman.

 

Notes for Ella Krouse

      Bertha Nora Yanney married George Krouse They had no natural born children, but raised two foster children, Ella and Alverta Krouse. They are not direct descendants.

 

      Children of Ella Krouse and Alfred Richlin were as follows:

      483      i           Elwood Paul7 Richlin, born 9 Jun 1925.  He married Edith (Lynch) Richlin, born 9 Oct 1921.

+    484      ii           Joseph Alfred7 Richlin, born 15 Sep 1926.  He married Ruth (Yaw) Richlin.

+    485      iii          Zeta Marie7 Richlin, born 8 Jul 1932.  She married (1) Lloyd Myron Decker; (2) George Ballentine.

+    486      iv          Vincent Bruce7 Richlin, born 20 Feb 1935.  He married Joyce E. (Brown) Richlin.

 

 

279. Alverta6 Krouse (Bertha Nora5 Yanney, Sarah4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 8 Jul 1912.  She married (1), divorced  Walter W. Waluk; (2) on 6 Jan 1944 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania Lawrence Leroy Rohe (see 197), born 3 Nov 1920 in Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 9 Dec 1998, son of Leroy Rohe and Mary (Litzelman) Rohe.

 

Notes for Alverta Krouse

      Bertha Nora Yanney married George Krouse They had no natural born children, but raised two foster children, Ella and Alverta Krouse. They are not direct descendants.

     

The Sullivan Review , January 16, 1969 Rohes Celebrate Silver Wedding Anniversary

      Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rohe of RD 2, Dushore, celebrated their 25th wedding Anniversary on January 6.

They were married at the home of the bride in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. Rev. Truscot performed the ceremony. The attendants were Ella Richlin and Henry Litzelman. Mrs. Rohe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Daily. Mr. Rohe is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Rohe of Forks Township. The Rohes' have five children, Catherine Pedro of Dushore, Lawrence, Jr., Mary; Mrs. Bernadine Burke of Binghamton and Thomas Waluk of Camptown. They have six grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Rohe operate a 335-acre farm with their son Lawrence, Jr. The farm has been in the family for 132 years. Peter Rohe began farming it in 1837. After his death, the farm was inherited by his 3 sons, Charles, Leroy and Albert, with Leroy the final survivor. On the death of Leroy, his son Lawrence took over the management of the farm. The couple received many lovely gifts.

 

      Children of Alverta Krouse and Walter W. Waluk were as follows:

+    487      i           Bernadine7 Waluk, born 23 Mar 1931.  She married John Burke.

+    488      ii           Thomas William7 Waluk, born 28 Dec 1934.  He married Marilyn (Irvine) Waluk.

 

 

280. Joseph Arthur6 Yanney (Walter Benjamin5, Sarah4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 23 Jul 1913.  He married Leona (Miller) Yanney, born 18 Apr 1918.

 

      Children of Joseph Arthur Yanney and Leona Miller were as follows:

+    489      i           Joseph Arthur7 Yanney III, born 31 Jul 1935.  He married Mary Ann (Burt) Yanney.

+    490      ii           Robert William7 Yanney, born 18 Sep 1938.  He married Sharon (Vough) Yanney.

+    491      iii          June Ann7 Yanney, born 11 Mar 1941.  She married Richard Ivan Monahan.

      492      iv          Gary Richard7 Yanney, born 8 Apr 1949.  He married Joyce (Steelman) Yanney.

 

 

281. Margaret Elizabeth6 Yanney (Walter Benjamin5, Sarah4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 27 Sep 1916; died 14 Feb 1966.  She married Edward Germain.

 

      Children of Margaret Elizabeth Yanney and Edward Germain were as follows:

+    493      i           Raymond7 Germain, born 20 Sep 1934.  He married Barbara J. (Webster) Germain.

+    494      ii           Edward7 Germain Jr, born 18 Feb 1937.  He married Eva (Adams) Germain.

+    495      iii          Thomas7 Germain, born 20 Feb 1939.  He married Delores ((---)) Germain.

 

 

284. Ralph6 Parsons (Vernie Rowena5 Jacoby, Hannah L.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), died 23 Nov 1963.  He married (1) in 1926, divorced  Erma (Rinebold) Parsons; (2) Stella (Stasiak) Parsons, born 6 Oct 1909.

 

      Children of Ralph Parsons and Erma Rinebold were as follows:

+    496      i           Donald Ralph7 Parsons, born 24 Nov 1928.  He married Donna (Teeter) Parsons.

 

 

285. Enid Frances6 Herker (Vernie Rowena5 Jacoby, Hannah L.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 9 Oct 1909.  She married (1) Peter Uzzo; (2) Franklin W. Hamilton, born 12 May 1906; (3) on 19 Aug 1972 John Walum.

 

      Children of Enid Frances Herker and Peter Uzzo were as follows:

      497      i           Peter James7 Uzzo, born 10 Sep 1927; died 16 Dec 1946.

 

      Children of Enid Frances Herker and Franklin W. Hamilton were as follows:

      498      i           Franklin James7 Hamilton, born 4 Jan 1948.

 

 

287. Albert Manning6 Vogel (Elsie May5 Jacoby, Hannah L.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 19 Sep 1906; died 29 Nov 1947.  He married Florence (Watkins) Vogel.

 

      Children of Albert Manning Vogel and Florence Watkins were as follows:

+    499      i           Henry Albert7 Vogel, born 13 Apr 1930.  He married Charlotte (Denequolo) Vogel.

      500      ii           Helen7 Vogel, born Apr 1931.

      501      iii          Raymond George7 Vogel, born 2 Sep 1933.

+    502      iv          Elsie Mae7 Vogel, born 19 Oct 1936.  She married James Lima.

      503      v          Florence7 Vogel, born 19 Oct 1936.  She married James Miner.

+    504      vi          Ruth7 Vogel, born 7 Jan 1938.  She married (---) Lewis.

      505      vii         John Edward7 Vogel, born 18 Apr 1941.

      506      viii        Harold Thomas7 Vogel, born 8 Apr 1942.

 

 

288. Verna Mae6 Vogel (Elsie May5 Jacoby, Hannah L.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 3 Sep 1908.  She married (1), divorced  Fred Scherger; (2) Peter Shiposh.

 

      Children of Verna Mae Vogel and Fred Scherger were as follows:

+    507      i           Fred7 Scherger Jr, born 1 Oct 1928.  He married Rose (Dana) Scherger.

+    508      ii           Ernest Ralph7 Scherger, born 24 Sep 1929.  He married Mildred Aleose (Murphy) Scherger.

 

      Children of Verna Mae Vogel and Peter Shiposh were as follows:

+    509      i           Verna Mae7 Shiposh, born 1 Nov 1945.  She married Robert T. Noecker.

 

 

289. Marion6 Vogel (Elsie May5 Jacoby, Hannah L.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 18 Jun 1913.  She married (1) Henry Bently; (2) Harvey Bobo.

 

      Children of Marion Vogel and Henry Bently were as follows:

+    510      i           Wayne Lee7 Bently, born 4 Jul 1938.  He married Peggy ((---)) Bently.

      511      ii           Robert7 Bently.

      512      iii          Linda7 Bently.

      513      iv          John7 Bently, born Mar 1967.

 

 

290. Ella Marie6 Vogel (Elsie May5 Jacoby, Hannah L.4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 12 Sep 1921.  She married Marion Larew.

 

      Children of Ella Marie Vogel and Marion Larew were as follows:

      514      i           Charles Vernon7 Larew, born 2 Nov 1950.

 

 

291. Lyle6 Vanderpool (Agnes5 Murray, Julietta4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 28 Apr 1911.  He married Martha (Eden) Vanderpool.

 

      Children of Lyle Vanderpool and Martha Eden were as follows:

      515      i           Lynda7 Vanderpool, born 21 Mar 1947.

 

 

292. Margaret Mary6 Murray (Thomas5, Julietta4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 6 Jan 1922.  She married David N. George.

 

      Children of Margaret Mary Murray and David N. George were as follows:

      516      i           Christine7 George, born 6 Nov 1952.

      517      ii           David Michael7 George, born Aug 1954.

      518      iii          Richard7 George, born 15 Apr 1957.

 

 

294. Joan Cecelia6 Murray (Thomas5, Julietta4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 5 Jan 1926.  She married James R. Daly, born 10 Nov 1926.

 

      Children of Joan Cecelia Murray and James R. Daly were as follows:

      519      i           James7 JeremiahDaly, born 7 Nov 1951.

      520      ii           Michael Joseph7 Daly, born 4 May 1953.

      521      iii          Joann7 Daly, born 30 Jul 1957.

 

 

296. Mary Teresa6 Harbaugh (Mary Ellen5 Murray, Julietta4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 7 Aug 1922.  She married Larue Allen, born 5 Sep 1920.

 

      Children of Mary Teresa Harbaugh and Larue Allen were as follows:

      522      i           Sharon Ann7 Allen, born 28 Aug 1942.

      523      ii           Valerie Kay7 Allen, born 27 Aug 1946.

 

 

300. Agnes6 Polinsky (Julia5 Murray, Julietta4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 29 Dec 1927.  She married Joseph Petrikonis, born 23 Mar 1928.

 

      Children of Agnes Polinsky and Joseph Petrikonis were as follows:

      524      i           Joseph7 Petrikonis Jr, born 28 Jan 1948.

      525      ii           Paul7 Petrikonis, born 7 May 1949.

      526      iii          Thomas7 Petrikonis, born 22 May 1953.

      527      iv          David7 Petrikonis, born 30 May 1957.

 

 

303. Oscar Eugene6 Farrell (Alice Cordelia5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 6 May 1918.  He married on 4 Jun 1934 Catherine (Everling) Farrell, born 15 Oct 1915.

 

      Children of Oscar Eugene Farrell and Catherine Everling were as follows:

+    528      i           Lois Catherine7 Farrell, born 20 Sep 1936.  She married Robert E. Bond.

+    529      ii           Jean Ann7 Farrell, born 12 Jan 1939.  She married Richard Plotts.

 

 

304. Helen Adlyn6 Farrell (Alice Cordelia5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 2 Jul 1919.  She married in 1937 David Potter.

 

      Children of Helen Adlyn Farrell and David Potter were as follows:

+    530      i           David Bruce7 Potter Jr, born 30 Jan 1938.  He married Jean (Roby) Potter.

+    531      ii           Donald Wayne7 Potter, born 23 Mar 1939.  He married Phyllis (Stalter) Potter.

+    532      iii          Stewart Raymond7 Potter, born 23 Jul 1940.  He married Barbara (Eck) Potter.

+    533      iv          Stanley Eugene7 Potter, born 11 Nov 1942.  He married Dolores (Fitz) Potter.

      534      v          Timothy Francis7 Potter, born 27 May 1957.

 

 

305. Ralph Lee6 Kinney (Cora Mae5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 24 Aug 1915; died May 11, 2006.  He married Elizabeth (Searfoss) Kinney, born 11 Oct 1916.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
May 12, 2006 Ralph L. Kinney, 90, of 202 Bensley St., Sayre, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Ralph was born on August 24, 1915 in Towanda. Ralph was the son of the late Lee and Cora Mae Rinebold Kinney. Ralph was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Towanda. He retired from Kasco Mills as a relief operator. Ralph was an avid fisherman. He was well know for tying his own flies. He loved his model train collection. Above all he loved spending time with his family. His family was his life.
Ralph is survived by his children: Elsie (Louis) McIntire of Groton, N.Y., Alzina Paul of Waverly, Sandra (Anthony) Viselli of Sayre, Lois Chapman of California, Patricia Cain of Sayre, and Ralph (Verna) Kinney, Jr., of Sayre; sisters, Martha Adams of South Waverly and Lola McConnell of South Waverly; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Gertrude on February 24, 1999; sisters Julia Havens, Esther Park, and Ruby Wolcott; and brothers, Harold Hall and John Hall. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.
Those wishing to make memorial donations in Ralph’s name may do so to the Sayre Historical Society, 103 S. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre.

 

      Children of Ralph Lee Kinney and Elizabeth Searfoss were as follows:

+    535      i           Elsie Marie7 Kinney, born 11 Apr 1936.  She married Joseph Cornish.

+    536      ii           Elzina Ruby7 Kinney, born 14 Jun 1937.  She married Charles Paul.

      537      iii          Sandra Jean7 Kinney, born 23 Sep 1938.

+    538      iv          Lois Mae7 Kinney, born 21 Aug 1939.  She married Robert C. Chapman.

      539      v          Ralph Leon7 Kinney, born 16 Sep 1942.

+    540      vi          Patricia Arletta7 Kinney, born 11 Oct 1943.  She married James Ireland Cain.

 

 

306. Ruby Adeline6 Kinney (Cora Mae5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 17 Apr 1917.  She married Gersley Wolcott, born 19 Dec 1913.

 

      Children of Ruby Adeline Kinney and Gersley Wolcott were as follows:

+    541      i           Barbara Arlene7 Wolcott, born 31 Aug 1935.  She married Duane Jack Northrup.

+    542      ii           Gersley Howard7 Wolcott, born 12 May 1937.  He married (1) Ruth Ann (Schultz) Wolcott; (2) Arlene ((---)) Wolcott.

+    543      iii          Ronald Neil7 Wolcott, born 24 Jul 1938.  He married (1) Rosemary (Frutchey) Wolcott; (2) Alberta Ann (Kraus) Wolcott.

      544      iv          Gerald Lee7 Wolcott, born 15 Sep 1939.

+    545      v          Shirley Jean7 Wolcott, born 9 Jun 1941.  She married Richard Dildine.

+    546      vi          Edward Patrick7 Wolcott.  He married Maxine (Devon) Wolcott.

 

 

307. Martha Rosellen6 Hall (Cora Mae5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 20 Dec 1925.  She married on 22 Dec Robert Adams, born 1 Feb 1909.

 

      Children of Martha Rosellen Hall and Robert Adams were as follows:

      547      i           Frankie Maxwell7 Adams, born 17 Aug 1943.  He married Sally Darlene (Springer) Adams.

      548      ii           Diana Lee7 Adams, born 2 Oct 1945.

      549      iii          William Joseph7 Adams, born 5 Jul 1947.

 

 

308. Julia May6 Hall (Cora Mae5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 14 Jul 1928.  She married on 22 Dec Laverne Havens, born 13 Feb 1921.

 

      Children of Julia May Hall and Laverne Havens were as follows:

      550      i           Laverne Harry7 Havens, born 10 Dec 1942.

      551      ii           Douglas John7 Havens, born 29 Dec 1945.

      552      iii          Harry Douglas7 Havens, born 10 Nov 1946.

      553      iv          Jane Marie7 Havens, born 11 Jan 1948.

      554      v          Mark Walter7 Havens, born 21 May 1960.

 

 

309. John Parker6 Hall (Cora Mae5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 29 Sep 1929.  He married on 10 Sep 1948 Leola (Raymond) Hall.

 

      Children of John Parker Hall and Leola Raymond were as follows:

      555      i           Bruce John7 Hall, born 2 May 1952.

      556      ii           John Parker7 Hall, born 17 Apr 1953.

      557      iii          Terry Jean7 Hall, born 9 Sep 1954.

      558      iv          Kelly Denise7 Hall, born 19 Jul 1960.

      559      v          Scott Michael7 Hall, born 17 Dec 1961.

 

 

310. Harold Lawrence6 Hall (Cora Mae5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 8 Jun 1930.  He married on 10 Jun Patricia (White) Hall, born 6 Jan 1931.

 

      Children of Harold Lawrence Hall and Patricia White were as follows:

      560      i           Harold Lawrence7 Hall Jr, born 17 Oct 1950.

      561      ii           Robert Parker7 Hall, born 28 Aug 1951.

      562      iii          David Wayne7 Hall, born 30 Jul 1953.

      563      iv          Dale Eugene7 Hall, born 21 Jul 1954.

      564      v          Kathy Marie7 Hall, born 22 Oct 1955.

      565      vi          Sheryl Ann7 Hall, born 16 Feb 1957.

      566      vii         Ronald Edward7 Hall, born 11 Jul 1958.

      567      viii        Thomas Michael7 Hall, born 11 Aug 1960.

      568      ix          Alan Joseph7 Hall, born 20 Nov 1961.

      569      x          Susan Kay7 Hall, born 14 Sep 1963.

      570      xi          Laura Lynn7 Hall, born 27 Sep 1965.

      571      xii         Joseph Parker7 Hall, born 22 Mar 1967.

 

 

311. Lola Louise6 Hall (Cora Mae5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 9 Feb 1932.  She married on 16 Feb 1952 James McConnell, born 10 Sep 1932.

 

      Children of Lola Louise Hall and James McConnell were as follows:

      572      i           James Edward7 McConnell, born 16 Nov 1952.

      573      ii           Nancy Lynn7 McConnell, born 11 Mar 1954.

      574      iii          Richard Allen7 McConnell, born 1 Feb 1955.

      575      iv          Earl Luther7 McConnell, born 23 Nov 1956.

      576      v          Dwight David7 McConnell, born 13 Jul 1961.

      577      vi          Mary Jane7 McConnell, born 16 Sep 1964.

      578      vii         Paul Arthur7 McConnell, born 9 May 1967.

 

 

312. Esther Marie6 Hall (Cora Mae5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 10 Apr 1934.  She married on 17 Mar 1955 Harry Kenneth Parks, born 4 May 1934.

 

      Children of Esther Marie Hall and Harry Kenneth Parks were as follows:

      579      i           Harry Kenneth7 Parks Jr, born 10 Jul 1958.

      580      ii           William Thomas7 Parks, born 26 Oct 1959.

      581      iii          Michael Lynn7 Parks, born 9 Apr 1966.

 

 

313. Henry Albert6 Millhime (Julia Etta5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 4 Dec 1911; died 12 Aug 1967.  He married Rebecca ((---)) Millhime.

 

      Children of Henry Albert Millhime and Rebecca (---) were as follows:

      582      i           Albert7 Millhime Jr, born 22 Mar 1947.

 

 

315. Sylvester Arnold6 Millhime (Julia Etta5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 21 Oct 1918; died 3 Mar 1975 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.  He married on 27 Feb 1954 Regina C. (Muskavitch) Millhime, born 30 Apr 1923; died 6 Jan 1964 in Elmira, Chemung, New York.

 

      Children of Sylvester Arnold Millhime and Regina C. Muskavitch were as follows:

      583      i           Thomas Arnold7 Millhime, born 24 Aug 1955.

 

 

316. Elsie Marie6 Bennett (Sadie Angeline5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 20 Jan 1920.  She married Leroy Bellis, born 25 Jan 1920.

 

      Children of Elsie Marie Bennett and Leroy Bellis were as follows:

      584      i           Dawn7 Bellis, born 27 Dec.

 

 

317. Nellie May6 Bennett (Sadie Angeline5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 16 Sep 1921.  She married Carl Rolfe, born 15 Jul 1917.

 

      Children of Nellie May Bennett and Carl Rolfe were as follows:

      585      i           Dennis7 Rolfe, born 30 Jul 1941.

      586      ii           Wayne7 Rolfe, born 1 Jun 1943.

      587      iii          John7 Rolfe, born 17 Jul 1948.

      588      iv          Jerry7 Rolfe, born 6 Aug 1951.

 

 

318. John6 Bennett (Sadie Angeline5 Rinebold, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 9 Mar 1923.  He married Zelma (Cole) Bennett, born 6 Nov.

 

      Children of John Bennett and Zelma Cole were as follows:

      589      i           Candy7 Bennett, born 20 May 1946.

      590      ii           Keith7 Bennett, born 27 Jan 1955.

      591      iii          Shannon Cole7 Bennett, born Apr 1957.

 

 

319. Francis6 Rinebold (Edward5, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1).  He married Jane (Holmes) Rinebold.

 

      Children of Francis Rinebold and Jane Holmes were as follows:

      592      i           Katherine7 Rinebold.

      593      ii           Teresa7 Rinebold.

      594      iii          Mary Jane7 Rinebold.

      595      iv          Jane Marie7 Rinebold.

 

 

320. Robert6 Rinebold (Edward5, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1).  He married Grace (Lunderman) Rinebold.

 

      Children of Robert Rinebold and Grace Lunderman were as follows:

      596      i           Mary Roberta7 Rinebold.

      597      ii           Judith7 Rinebold.

      598      iii          Carleen7 Rinebold.

 

 

321. Mary6 Rinebold (Edward5, Adeline4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1).  She married Charles Bennett.

 

      Children of Mary Rinebold and Charles Bennett were as follows:

      599      i           Charles Edward7 Bennett.

      600      ii           Michael Lee7 Bennett.

      601      iii          John Francis7 Bennett.

 

 

322. Paul Willard6 Hunsinger (Clara May5 Sayman, Samuel Benjamin4, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 19 Dec 1922 in , Sullivan, Pennsylvania; died 7 Feb 1984.  He married on 10 Aug 1944 Betty (Leljedal) Hunsinger, born 14 Apr 1923.

 

Notes for Paul Willard Hunsinger

      U. S. Air Force, pilot, WWII, Korea, Vietnam

 

      Children of Paul Willard Hunsinger and Betty Leljedal were as follows:

+    602      i           Pamela Lynn7 Hunsinger, born 28 May 1946.  She married Renold Bretz.

+    603      ii           Linda Kay7 Hunsinger, born 17 Sep 1947.  She married William J. Lavender.

      604      iii          Ronald James7 Hunsinger, born 11 Nov 1949.  He married on 14 Sep 1970 Mona (Seiders) Hunsinger.

      605      iv          Christopher Andrew7 Hunsinger, born 19 Jun 1958.

 

 

323. Audrey Marie6 Hunsinger (Clara May5 Sayman, Samuel Benjamin4, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 17 Apr 1926 in Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  She married on 14 Feb 1953 in Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania Robert Rankin Sheppard, born 8 Jan 1930 in Alexander, Madison, North Carolina.

 

      Children of Audrey Marie Hunsinger and Robert Rankin Sheppard were as follows:

      606      i           Kim Robert7 Sheppard, born 12 Sep 1961 in Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina.  He married on 8 Aug 1987 Wyelene Carol (Haase) Sheppard.

+    607      ii           Karen Ann7 Sheppard, born 20 Jan 1965 in Naval Hospital, Camp LeJeune, Onslow, North Carolina.  She married Kenneth Charles Benza.

 

 

324. Sharon Ann6 Lamberson (Pearl Rosalia5 Sayman, Samuel Benjamin4, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 19 Apr 1941 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) on 4 Jul 1959 Richard Frank Hollander, born 7 Feb 1938; died 16 Jul 1963; buried in Cremated, ashes strewn in Gulf of Mexico; (2) on 18 Feb 1970, divorced  Thomas Lee Jaynes, born 16 Feb 1939; (3) on 22 Nov 1987 Anthony James Fraboni, born 8 Nov 1940 in Watkins Glenn, Schuyler, New York.

 

      Children of Sharon Ann Lamberson and Richard Frank Hollander were as follows:

      608      i           Kathy Sue7 Hollander, born 14 Jan 1960 in Elmira, Chemung, New York; died 26 May 1967 in Elmira Heights, Chemung, New York; buried in Forest Lawn Cermetery, Elmira, Chemung, New York.

+    609      ii           Tamera Lynn7 Hollander, born 30 Mar 1962.  She married Larry Hankenson.

 

      Children of Sharon Ann Lamberson and Thomas Lee Jaynes were as follows:

      610      i           Michael Thomas7 Jaynes, born 16 Sep 1978.

 

 

326. Genevieve Marie6 Waxman (Minnie Angeline5 Rumsey, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 25 Sep 1915; died 15 Jul 1955.  She married Edward Lynch.

 

      Children of Genevieve Marie Waxman and Edward Lynch were as follows:

      611      i           Mary Catherine7 Lynch, born 22 Jun 1939; died 1953.

      612      ii           Patrick Eugene7 Lynch, born 23 Sep 1940.

      613      iii          Robert Gerald7 Lynch, born 10 May 1944.

      614      iv          Gerald Arthur7 Lynch, born 2 Oct 1946.

      615      v          James Richard7 Lynch, born 8 Aug 1948.

 

 

327. Earl William6 Rumsey (Earl Benjamin5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 16 Jan 1913.  He married on 8 May 1933 Jennie (Trump) Rumsey.

 

      Children of Earl William Rumsey and Jennie Trump were as follows:

+    616      i           Ronald Eugene7 Rumsey, born 30 Nov 1934.  He married (1) Constance Radkin (Shea) Rumsey; (2) Carolyn (Coates) Rumsey.

+    617      ii           Robert Allen7 Rumsey, born 23 Apr 1938.  He married Irmgard (Richter) Rumsey.

      618      iii          Jean Ann7 Rumsey, born 25 Oct 1942; died 25 Oct 1942.

      619      iv          John Frederick7 Rumsey, born 24 Feb 1944; died 25 Feb 1944.

 

 

329. Irving Stanley6 Rumsey (Earl Benjamin5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 28 May 1916.  He married Nelda (Moore) Rumsey.

 

      Children of Irving Stanley Rumsey and Nelda Moore were as follows:

+    620      i           Ruby Marcia7 Rumsey, born Nov 1943.  She married John William Fish.

+    621      ii           Rita Arlene7 Rumsey, born Sep 1944.  She married Michael A. Villie.

+    622      iii          Ralph Leslie7 Rumsey, born 12 Aug 1948.  He married Joyce (Gillman) Rumsey.

      623      iv          Rose Mary7 Rumsey, born 19 Dec 1951.  She married Otto Kennedy Miller.

      624      v          Rocky Lane7 Rumsey, born 25 Apr 1956.

      625      vi          Ruth Nelda7 Rumsey, born 25 Feb 1959.

 

 

330. Orson Willard6 Rumsey (Earl Benjamin5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 28 Feb 1918; died 26 Jan 1968.  He married (1) on 13 Feb 1942, divorced  Ann (Tolbert) Rumsey; (2) on 27 Nov 1950 Erma (Walker) Rumsey.

 

      Children of Orson Willard Rumsey and Ann Tolbert were as follows:

      626      i           Anna Alberta7 Rumsey, born 5 Feb 1943.

 

      Children of Orson Willard Rumsey and Erma Walker were as follows:

      627      i           Orson Roland7 Rumsey, born 27 Mar 1952.

      628      ii           Lucinda Elaine7 Rumsey, born 11 Jan 1954.

      629      iii          Randy Lynn7 Rumsey, born 15 Dec 1956.

 

 

331. Lena Pauline6 Rumsey (Earl Benjamin5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 2aor1919.  She married on 24 Feb 1939 Joseph Dickerson.

 

      Children of Lena Pauline Rumsey and Joseph Dickerson were as follows:

      630      i           Curtis Earl7 Dickerson, born 18 Jan 1943.

      631      ii           Linda Jean7 Dickerson, born 16 Jun 1944.

      632      iii          Joseph Allen7 Dickerson, born 12 Jun 1956.

 

 

333. Bruce Norman6 Rumsey (Earl Benjamin5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 28 Aug 1928.  He married (1) in 1958, later divorced  Patricia (Middaugh) Rumsey; (2) Kathryn (Hamilton) Rumsey.

 

      Children of Bruce Norman Rumsey and Patricia Middaugh were as follows:

      633      i           Debra Sue7 Rumsey, born 29 Apr 1959.

 

      Children of Bruce Norman Rumsey and Kathryn Hamilton were as follows:

      634      i           Bruce Norman7 Rumsey Jr, born 22 Apr 1965.

 

 

337. George William6 Waxman (Winifred May5 Rumsey, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 4 Jul 1917.  He married Gladys Elizabeth (Cowan) Waxman, born 24 Aug 1919.

 

      Children of George William Waxman and Gladys Elizabeth Cowan were as follows:

+    635      i           Lawrence August7 Waxman, born 14 May 1943.  He married Connie Rose (Stuck) Waxman.

 

 

338. Dean Alvin6 Rumsey (Seth Ellicott5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 23 Jun 1924.  He married on 26 Mar 1950 Harrietta Marie (Grace) Rumsey.

 

      Children of Dean Alvin Rumsey and Harrietta Marie Grace were as follows:

      636      i           Jeanne Grace7 Rumsey, born 10 Mar 1951.

      637      ii           Dean Alvin7 Rumsey, born 20 Apr 1952.

      638      iii          Frederick James7 Rumsey, born 26 May 1953.

      639      iv          Diane Marie7 Rumsey, born 28 Apr 1958.

 

 

339. Josephine Marie6 Rumsey (Seth Ellicott5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 13 May 1926.  She married on 30 Jun 1946 Stanley Lewis.

 

      Children of Josephine Marie Rumsey and Stanley Lewis were as follows:

+    640      i           Connie Marie7 Lewis, born 22 Mar 1948.  She married Robert Ernest Swarthart.

 

 

340. Seth Ellicott6 Rumsey Jr (Seth Ellicott5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 27 Apr 1928.  He married in 1951 Margie June (Phillips) Rumsey.

 

      Children of Seth Ellicott Rumsey Jr and Margie June Phillips were as follows:

      641      i           Barbara Jean7 Rumsey, born 27 Jan 1952.

      642      ii           Seth Earl7 Rumsey, born 5 Oct 1953.

      643      iii          Arnold Eugene7 Rumsey, born 21 Sep 1954.

      644      iv          Bonnie Lee7 Rumsey, born 25 Mar 1956.

      645      v          William Allen7 Rumsey, born 30 Jul 1958.

      646      vi          Margie Julene7 Rumsey, born 28 Jul 1960.

 

 

341. Mahlon Seymour6 Rumsey (Seth Ellicott5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 19 May 1930.  He married Loy Janette (Thomas) Rumsey.

 

      Children of Mahlon Seymour Rumsey and Loy Janette Thomas were as follows:

      647      i           Jenny Lou7 Rumsey, born 18 Apr 1958.

      648      ii           Myron Eugene7 Rumsey, born 15 Sep 1964.

      649      iii          David Seth7 Rumsey, born 18 Sep 1967.

 

 

342. Darlene Eloise6 Rumsey (Seth Ellicott5, Josephine4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 4 Jun 1931.  She married on 13 Apr 1952 Lester Fayette Congdon.

 

      Children of Darlene Eloise Rumsey and Lester Fayette Congdon were as follows:

      650      i           Regina Ione7 Congdon, born 14 Nov 1959.

 

 

343. Charles Harris6 Ryan   (Clara May5 Millheim, Carlissa4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 17 Feb 1916 in Sugar Hill, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.  He married on 20 Apr 1946 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania Arline Marie (Purhenn) Ryan  , born 16 Sep 1924 in Mansfield, Tioga, Pennsylvania; died 11 Sep 1992 in Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania; buried in Bernice, Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

      Children of Charles Harris Ryan and Arline Marie Purhenn were as follows:

+    651      i           Linda Ann7 Ryan  , born 4 Nov 1946 in Cortland, Cortland, New York.  She married Carl Joseph Crawford  .

+    652      ii           Theresa May7 Ryan, born 22 Mar 1948.  She married Gerald Allan Adams.

      653      iii          Lee Frederick7 Ryan, born 9 Dec 1960.

 

 

344. Leola May6 VanSice (Frances Cordelia5 Millheim, Carlissa4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 6 Feb 1916.  She married (1) Raymond Jeffries, born 7 Mar 1907; (2) James McGlane, born 17 Dec 1915; (3) Jess Robert Carneal, born 10 Dec 1913; (4) Lewis Winget, born 10 Jul 1915.

 

      Children of Leola May VanSice and Raymond Jeffries were as follows:

      654      i           Jack Elton7 Jeffries, born 7 Sep 1934.  He married unknown ((---)) Jeffries, born in Japan.

+    655      ii           Floyd Arthur7 Jeffries, born 8 Sep 1935.  He married Patricia (Ward) Jeffries.

+    656      iii          Jean Frances7 Jeffries, born 7 Jul 1937.  She married Edward Marcinick.

+    657      iv          Robert Edward7 Jeffries, born 6 Apr 1939.  He married Eldora (Gregware) Jeffries.

+    658      v          Patricia Lou7 Jeffries, born 21 May 1941.  She married Walter Stebman.

 

      Children of Leola May VanSice and James McGlane were as follows:

      659      i           Sandra Lee7 McGlane, born 30 Jan 1945.

      660      ii           Douglas James7 McGlane, born 7 Jul 1946.

 

      Children of Leola May VanSice and Jess Robert Carneal were as follows:

      661      i           Penny Sue7 Carneal, born 16 Sep 1955.

 

      Children of Leola May VanSice and Lewis Winget were as follows:

      662      i           Jerry Lewis7 Winget, born 21 May 1960.

 

 

345. Harold David6 VanSice (Frances Cordelia5 Millheim, Carlissa4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 15 Oct 1919.  He married Leora (Bailey) VanSice, born 29 Oct 1932.

 

      Children of Harold David VanSice and Leora Bailey were as follows:

      663      i           Leora Frances7 VanSice, born 28 Aug 1953.

      664      ii           Harold David7 VanSice, born 3 Aug 1954.

      665      iii          Craig Leonard7 VanSice, born 22 Jul 1956.

 

 

347. Geraldine Julia6 VanSice   (Frances Cordelia5 Millheim, Carlissa4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 22 Dec 1923.  She married John Apfel, born 18 Dec 1921.

 

      Children of Geraldine Julia VanSice and John Apfel were as follows:

      666      i           William John7 Apfel, born 2 Dec 1942.

      667      ii           Linda Lou7 Apfel, born 10 Aug 1947.

      668      iii          Patricia Ann7 Apfel, born 26 Aug 1949.

 

 

348. Caroline Marie6 VanSice   (Frances Cordelia5 Millheim, Carlissa4 Sayman, Sarah3 Hartzig, Sarah2 Kester, Jacob1), born 23 May 1926.  She married Bryce M. Barnes, born 27 Jun 1924.

 

      Children of Caroline Marie VanSice and Bryce M. Barnes were as follows:

      669      i           Bryce Sheldon7 Barnes, born 27 Jan 1947.

      670      ii           Russell Albert7 Barnes, born 27 Jul 1949.