The Kohensparger Clan

 

                                  

by Carol Hoose Brotzman
With lots of help from Daniel Guggisberg

July 2005

 



Maps of Reimerswiller and Surrounding Area
Northern Alsace
Original Home of the Kohensperger Family
Top: Portion of the Famous Cassini Map of 1759
Bottom: Modern Map

Courtesy of Daniel Guggisberg

   The Kohenspargers who eventually came to Sullivan County, PA emigrated to the US on August 3, 1829.  They arrived in New York from LeHavre, France on the Great Britain.   This is their story.  If you have additions, comments, corrections or just want to say HI, I can be reached at brotzmans@epix.net. I think you should check out the Sullivan Gen web project at http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/ where a plethora of information can be found including many obits and marriage references from Tina Pastusic which are used here, and the Tri County Web Site, which focuses on the communities in northern Pennsylvania where the Coganspargers lived. Both have great search engines and are gaining more data daily.

   This family project of the Kohensparger name, and all its variations of name spellings for its families of Sullivan, Wyoming, Bradford and Columbia Counties of Pennsylvania, is focused on probably the most misspelled name on the Internet. One cannot really say it is misspelled, as we don’t know what the accepted spelling in the United States actually is. As you read about this family you will see they have changed the last name spelling numerous times, not to mention how the census takers murdered it. You will read later in this article how Daniel leads you through the original name change variations to what we have once they arrived and branched out in the US.

   One branch changed their spelling to match the military records of the United States government in order to receive a pension from the Civil War. That was very common, even though the pensions were not much, even as low as a few dollars but it was much needed money by desperate families. Men came home disabled for life or even worse, in many cases did not return. Even after World War I names were still being changed to match the government records. If a soldiers name was spelled differently on the military papers than his or her civilian name, you did not qualify for benefits. Thus just pointing out why many families have variations of name spellings but in turn are the same family.

   Daniel Guggisberg, formerly of Switzerland and now of California, and I have put much time and effort into finding many of the branches of this family. Daniel's interest is to take them back to the same origins as he has in Alsace, France where many of the families of Sullivan County originated. Mine is purely to bring them forward and intertwine them with the basics of our local families. Together we have accomplished many of our goals.

   This is Daniel's family website with all the early ancestry of Kochersperger and how he records the lineage at Kochersperger Family of America. He can be reached at englisberg@gmail.com. He would love to hear from all his relatives.

Daniel, being from Switzerland, is fluent in the German language and has translated the old German Peace Church records for us all to enjoy too. They can be found on this site as well. What a treasure they are: http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/churches/PeaceChurchRecords.htm

 

 This is how Sullivan County GenWeb found Daniel, or did he find us?

 

Hello Mr. Sweeney

     I came across your name on the Internet and must congratulate you for the very detailed and visually appealing website dedicated to Sullivan County history.

     I wonder if you would be kind enough to give me perhaps some ideas and directions on a matter of interest to me that concerns an old Sullivan County pioneer family who I believe are kin to me.

It concerns the family and descendants of Henry Kokensparger (originally Kochersperger) who seems to have arrived in Sullivan County in the mid 1840's, a native from Wissembourg District of Alsace, France, the German-speaking, predominantly Lutheran province of France.

     I tracked this family through several Census enumerations and other sources and then they suddenly disappear after 1900. I have seen the surname variably spelled with both a K and a C, but luckily it is such a long and rather unusual name it is always fairly easily spotted.

     Of particular interest to me would be the family's patriarch, Henry, who died at Athens on December 16th, 1904. His wife, Nancy, died the following year in the same place. Her maiden name, I believe, was Kieler (Keeler) and was a Sullivan County native.

I don't know how good Sullivan County's civil registration records are and by a long-shot idea I hope to find perhaps a death certificate of Henry on which the names of his parents just might be listed.

     I also wondered if by any chance an obituary notice might have been published on the occasion of his death.

Any suggestions as to where to look and/or to whom to write for information would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely yours

Daniel A. Guggisberg

About December 20 2004

 

 

Then on March 17, 2005 Bob and I got this wonderful letter from Daniel with a big breakthrough!

 

Carol and Bob, incredibly, I found the vessel on which they arrived. The source record by the way is: New York Immigration Records, March 5th 1829 through April 30th, 1830, National Archives Film No. M237-13 (LDS Family History Library Film No. 0002258).

 

They arrived at Port of New York, 3rd August 1829

They had departed from Le Havre, France

 

On the Vessel: "Great Britain"

 

Rochasperger, George, 29

Rochasperger, Catharina, 30

Rochasperger, George, 6 (= this one is George Cogansparger of Bradford Co.)

Rochasperger, Henry, 3 (= this one is Henry Kohensparger of La Porte)

Rochasperger, Magdalena, 2

Rochasperger, Magdalena, 60

 

Obviously the person that transcribed the ship's roster misread

the old style "K" for an "R"; this happens all the time.

 

There were numerous other families from the same origin area

of Alsace traveling with them.

 

The additional surprise is that Georg Jakob's mother, Maria Magdalena (Stötzel) Kochersperger came to America as well.

 

On the same vessel traveled also Martin Ruby with his wife, Maria Eva Kochersperger Ruby. She was Georg Jakob's cousin. Georg Jakob's older sister, Elisabeth Barbara Kochersperger and her husband, Michael Ruby (the aforementioned Martin Ruby's brother), had come to America the year before and settled in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada. Oddly, in Wilmot Township was a large colony of people from Pennsylvania that had relocated to Canada after the War of 1812 (Empire Loyalists). All comes full circle, does it not?

. 

Best regards

Daniel

 

Now Daniel has got it all together and rather marvelously I might add:

 

Kochersperger – Kohensparger – Kokensparger – Cogansparger

of Bradford and Sullivan Counties, Pennsylvania

by Daniel Guggisberg March 2005

 


 

The original immigration records show that, on the 3rd of August 1829, the sailing vessel “Great Britain” docked in New York harbor. It carried, among many others, the family of Georg Jakob Kochersperger, a native from the tiny village Reimerswiller in Alsace, France. He was accompanied by his 68-year-old mother, Maria Magdalena [Stötzel] Kochersperger, his pregnant wife, Catharina [Eyer] and his three children, Georg, age 7, Heinrich, age 5 and Magdalena, age 3.

 

Georg Jakob Kochersperger was the son of Georg Jakob [Sr.] who had been the blacksmith of Reimerswiller and who had died a few years prior, in 1816. The Kocherspergers are an old-established family who had been thriving for several generations in the neighboring village of Rittershoffen. They were actually German-Swiss and came originally from Bern, Switzerland in the 1660’s when Hans Guggisberg arrived in Rittershoffen, a few years after the end of the “Thirty Years War” [1618-1648]. His Bernese-Swiss dialect was not very well understood by the local village scribes and his name was spelled the way they thought they had heard it and hence the original “Guggisberg” became “Guggisperger” and subsequently “Kochersperger”.


Reimerswiller German Reformed Church
Reimerswiller, Alsace
The old Protestant church where Georg Jakob Kochersperger was
baptized and later married and also where three of his elder children were baptized.

The first and only documented record of Georg Jakob Kochersperger in Pennsylvania is the 1840 Census of Lycoming County. He is listed as “George J. Cokenberger”, farmer of Cherry Township. His household consisted of 10 persons, 4 males and 6 females of varying ages, which attest that several more children were born since his arrival back in 1829. It seems that his mother had died some time earlier. We know that Georg Jakob Kochersperger died on the 4th September 1845 and is buried at Jackson Cemetery in Dushore Township (now part of Sullivan County). His grave marker is shown below. His elder son, Georg would later move to Bradford County and go by the name “George Cogansparger”. His second son, Henry, would live near the town of La Porte and use the name “Henry Kohensparger”. All surviving children would intermarry with the local families of Bradford and Sullivan Counties and there are many descendants today.

 


George Jakob Kochersperger ["Kokensparger"]
1800-1845
Grave Marker
Jackson Cemetery, Sullivan County, PA
Photo Taken August 19, 2007

 

 

Biographical specs of the immigrant family:

 

Father:                   Georg Jakob Kochersperger, the son of Georg Jakob and

                             of Maria Magdalena, born Stötzel

                             born at Reimerswiller, Alsace, France on the 10th May 1800

                             died at Dushore Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania

                             on the 4th September 1845.

                             married at Reimerswiller, Alsace, France on the 15th November 1821 to

Mother:                 Catharina Eyer, the daughter of Johann Eyer and of  Margaritha, born Warmbach

                             born at Kutzenhausen, Alsace, France on the 29th October 1797

                             died in December 1868 at La Porte, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania

                             Remarried on the 17th April 1851 in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania to Charles Scott, a widower of the same

                             place

 

Children:               Georg Kochersperger (later George Cogansparger), born at Reimerswiller, Alsace, France on the 11 August 1822

                             Heinrich Kochersperger (later Henry Kohensparger), born at Reimerswiller, Alsace, France on the 2nd November 1824

                             Magdalena Kochersperger, born at Reimerswiller, Alsace, France on the 24th December 1826

 

                             The children born in America include:

 

                             Catharina M. Kohensparger, born on the 29th Dec. 1829

                             Barbara Kohensparger, born on the 3rd May 1835

                             Charles Kohensparger, born about 1837

                             Elias Kohensparger, born about 1838

                             Elizabeth “Betsy” Kohensparger, born about 1839

                            

          Unfortunately there were likely more children who did not survive to adulthood and whose names are now lost to history.

                            

 

This family was not alone in the New World. On the same vessel traveling with Georg Jakob was his cousin, Maria Eva Kochersperger, the wife of Martin Ruby, who appears to have settled in Oneida County, New York. His older sister, Barbara, the wife of Michael Ruby, brother of the above, had arrived in 1828 and settled in Ontario, Canada. In 1830, his cousin Johann Adam Kochersperger followed with his own family and settled in the town of Verona in Oneida County, New York. Some 60 years earlier, around 1770, a great-uncle, Johann Martin Kochersperger found his way to Philadelphia. The latter is the patriarch of the largest group of the family in the New World today, descendants include numerous historically significant people in America, the most notable being John Wanamaker, founder of Wanamaker’s Department Stores of Philadelphia and New York and one time Postmaster General under President William Henry Harrison.

 

 

 

The first ancestor here was

George Jacob (Kochansparger) Kohensparger described above by Daniel died September 04, 1845 in PA age 42.  He married Catherine Eyer, daughter of Johann and Margaritha Warmbach Eyer.

They married the 15th of November in 1821 in their native Reimerswiller, Kreis Weissenburg, Niederrhein, Alsace, France.

She died in December 1868 in LaPorte, Sullivan County, PA. Both were born in the Alsace, France area, and both were buried in the Jackson Cemetery Sullivan County, PA

 

You can see just what condition this cemetery is in at the following website: http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/churches/Jackson.htm

 

Catherine remarried after her first husband’s death to Charles Scott: Tina Pastusic found the following data in Nedra Snyder’s obituary listings:

Charles Scott, Sugar Hill to Mrs. Catherine Korkensparger, Apr. 17, 1851. Nedra’s list of deaths also records he died in September 1855.

 

I warned you of the name spelling variations; check out how census takers recorded names!

Koehspargers

1840 Census, Lycoming County, Cherry Twp, image 7 (ancestry.com)

Cokenberger, George J.

Males:

1 under 5 (could be Elias or Charles)

2 betw 15-20 (could be Henry and George)

1 betw 40-50 (is the father, George J.)

 

Females:

2 under 5 (at least one could be Elizabeth)

2 betw 5-10

1 betw 10-15 (could be Catherine, later Mrs. Peter Dohm)

1 betw 40-50 (could be the mother, Catherine)

 

 

CENSUS YR:  1850 STATE or TERRITORY:  PA COUNTY:  Sullivan REEL NO:  798 PAGE NO:  348A

REFERENCE:  Sept 11, 1850, Cherry Twp.

=========================================================================================================================

 LN  HN   FN  LAST NAME      FIRST NAME     AGE SEX  RACE  OCCUP.         VAL.      BIRTHPLACE       MARRIED   SCH.  R/W  DDB

=========================================================================================================================

 1   197  197 Capersparker   Catharine      55   F                                  Germany                       x

 2   197  197 Capersparker   Elias          13   M                                  PA                      x

 3   197  197 Capersparker   Betsey         11   F                                  PA                      x

 

 

1860 Census, Pennsylvania, Sullivan County,

La Porte Township, page 812

Catherine Kekosperk, age 55, born in France, housekeeper, in the household of Peter Dohm (apparently her son-in-law, husband of daughter Catherine)

 

1860 LaPorte

Dohm            Catherine          34    PA                    pg00802.txt       812

Dohm            Elizabeth          10    PA                    pg00802.txt       812

Dohm            Frank              2     PA                    pg00802.txt       812

Dohm            Hayette            6     PA                    pg00802.txt       812

Dohm            Julia              4     PA                    pg00802.txt       812

Dohm            Lewesia            8     PA                    pg00802.txt       812

Dohm            Peter              38    Bavaria               pg00802.txt       812

 

 12  185  61  Dohm           Peter          38   M         Stone Mason    500       200       Bavaria

13  185  61  Dohm           Catherine      34   F                                            PA

14  185  61  Dohm           Elizabeth      10   F                                            PA                      X

15  185  61  Dohm           Lewesia        8    F                                            PA                      X

16  185  61  Dohm           Hayette        6    F                                            PA

17  185  61  Dohm           Julia          4    F                                            PA

18  185  61  Dohm           Frank          2    M                                            PA

19  185  61  Kekaspink      Catherine      55   F         Housekeeper                        France

 

1860 Davidson Twp. Sullivan Co.

Kohenspairier   Elias              22    PA                    pg00726.txt       731

Kohenspairier    Eliza A.           3     PA                    pg00726.txt       731

Kohenspairier   Emma Jane          8/12 PA                    pg00726.txt       731

Kohenspairier   Henry              35    Germany               pg00726.txt       731

Kohenspairier   Margaret           10    PA                    pg00726.txt       731

Kohenspairier   Nancy              35    PA                    pg00726.txt       731

Kohenspairier   Thomas J.          8     PA                    pg00726.txt       731

 

The 8 Children of George Kohensparger and Catherine are:

George, Henry and Magdelena were three of Georg Jakob and Catherine that were still born in the old country. Thereafter were several children born in Pennsylvania, among of which Catherine (Mrs. Dohm), Barbara (Mrs. Hopkins), Charles, Elias and Elizabeth (Mrs. Kisner)

+    2            i.   George2 KOCHERSPERGER (Cogansparger), born August 11, 1822 in Reimerswiller, Kreis Weissenburg, Niederrhein, Alsace, France. died December 20, 1870 in Bradford County, PA.

+    3            ii.   Henry (Heinrich) KOCHERSPERGER (Kohersparger), born September 1824 in Reimerswiller, Kreis Weissenburg, Niederrhein, Alsace, France; died December 16, 1904 in Athens, PA.

3 A                   Magdelena KOCHERSPERGER, Born December 24, 1826 in Reimerswiller, Kreis Weissenburg, Niederrhein , Alsace, France. Died possibly in the U.S.A., never found again. She is on the ships passenger list.

+    4           iii.   Katherine (Catharina) M Kokensparger, born December 29, 1829 PA; died February 18, 1914 in PA.

4A                Ellen Kokensparger, born about 1833; died before 1900. She married Isaac Lewis shortly before 1850; he was born in 1822 in PA. According to Daniel Guggisberg, our source for this relationship, Isaac was farming the original Kohensparger homestead in Cherry Township, PA at that time. They appear in the Federal census for that year for that community [pages 27-28]. They later appear in the 1860 Federal census for Jackson Township, Columbia County, PA, with three children: Theodore, age 7; Andrew, age 4; and Daniel, age six months. The parents are still at this location in the 1880 census, but have gone, and presumably died, by the 1900 census. At that time, the son Andrew, now 44 years old, is living in Sugarloaf Township, PA. What became of the various children? The LDS records say Theodore Thomas Lewis died in 1896. Daniel was working on the farm of Janus and Phebe Dewitt in Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA in 1880. There were at least six other children born after 1860 as well: Jacob (1862), Henry (1864), Fernando (1867), Irma R. (1871), Mary Elizabeth (1874) and Brittain G. Lewis (about 1879).
Theodore Lewis eventually married Sarah McHenry and they had a son, Thomas Lewis, born in 1878.

Tina Pastusic found this reference to Ellen and her brother, Henry Kohensperger, in an 1889 newspaper anecdote:

The Sullivan Republican
Laporte, PA
February 15, 1889

Mr. Henry Kohensperger of Laporte township was visiting friends in Columbia county last week. His sister Mrs. Issac Lewis of Benton accompanied him home and will spend several days at the Eagles Hotel.

Tina also checked the Benton Cemetery, Benton Township, Columbia County, PA on September 11, 2005. She didn't find a stone for Ellen. The only Lewis stones in the cemetery were the previously mentioned son, Theodore Lewis, who died March 11, 1896, and Claude M. (1918-1974), relationship if any unknown. Theodore's stone is broken off just below the dates. As Daniel Guggisberg speculates, this condition would be indicative that the burial plot has been abandonned for a long time and no close relatives were nearby to care for the upkeep. He supposes that Theodore's parents probably were interred in the same place, possibly had wooden markers which have rotten away, but in any case have been "lost" for now due to time and inattention.

+    5           iv.   Barbara Kohensparger, born May 03, 1835 in PA; died December 13, 1920 in at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.L. Johnson at Lopez, PA.

5 A                   Charles Kokensparger, Born about 1837 in PA (1860 Census, Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Davidson Township, page 1) He is not ever found again.

6                   v. Elias Kokensparger, born 1838; died Bet. 1862 - 1865 in the Civil War probably.  He married Sarah Jane Zeluff September 23, 1860 in Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA solemnized by William Evans, Esquire; born March 07, 1835 in PA; died January 27, 1900 in Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA age 64 years 9 months 10 days.  Elias must have died in the Civil War; we cannot find him again after the war. What happened to his remains we do not know?  His marriage to Sarah Jane Zeluff was recorded in the local newspaper:

 

:

The Sullivan Co. Democrat

October 19, 1860

 

Married in Dushore, Sept. 23d by Wm. Evans, Esq. Mr. Elias Kokersparger to Miss Sarah Jane Zeluff.

 

Sarah Jane Kohensparger remarried: we find the following cemetery data regarding his widow:

 

Bartlow William PA Lycoming Fairview Cem. d.Apr.15,1922 - 89y 10m 29d s/o William(1784-1854)

Bartlow Sarah J. PA Lycoming Fairview Cem. d.Jan.27,1900 - 64y 9m 10d nee Kokensperger, w/o Wm.

.

She married William Bartlow on 31 Oct 1867 in Lycoming County.

 

William Bartlow’s first wife Mary Ann Reed died 12 Dec 1865. Children by his first wife and by Sarah can be found on census but no children of Elias Kohensparger can be found. We can only assume there were no living children in 1870 of his. **

 In 1860 census, LaPorte, Sarah was found with her parents William and Rebecca Zeluff.

 

+    7           vi.   Elizabeth (Betsey) Kokensparger, born 1839; died after 1873.

** Editor's Note: In April 2009, we received the following highly informative communication from Jim Kitchen, a descendant of Sarah (Zeluff) Kokensperger Bartlow:

I noticed on your site about the Kohenspargers that it stated there were no known descendants of Elias Kohensparger. I am actually descended from his widow, and we have known in our family that he had a son, Freeman Kokensberger. He and his descendants seemed to consistently use this spelling at least from 1900 on.
He is listed with my great great grandfather William Bartlow as Freeman Bartlow (7 years old) in the 1870 Federal Census, Laporte Twp, Sullivan Co. My great grandfather Albert Bartlow (1 year old) is listed two lines below Freeman.
My best guess for 1880 is a Freeman Bartwell (age 18) who is a servant of John Senn in Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co.
In 1900, he is listed in Brooklyn, NYC, Kings Co., NY. The end of his name is scribbled but it begins "Kokensb". His family is listed as follows:
Freeman born Jan 1865 married 14 years born in PA, parents born in PA, carpenter
Madeline (wife) born Jun 1868, Born in Pa, father in PA, mother in Germany
Laura (dau) born Jul 1887 in PA
Bertha L (dau) born Apr 1889 in PA
Howard (son) born Jun 1891 in PA
In 1910 he is in Hazleton, Luzerne Co., PA as follows:
Freeman Koechenburger, 47 years old, Now he lists his parents as born in Germany, builder contractor
Maggie (wife) 42 had 5 children, only 3 still living, now lists both parents as born in Germany
Laura (dau) 22
Howard (son) 18
In 1920 he is in Hazleton, Luzerne Co., PA as follows:
Freeman Kokensperger 56 yrs old. Now he lists his father as born in Germany, mother in PA, carpenter
Lena (wife) 54 yrs old, now lists both parents as born in Germany
Laura (dau) 32 yrs old, single
His family is listed in part in the Sharples-Sharpless book (Bart Anderson, Editor), Vol II, pages 1131-133, and Vol III, pg 120. It is there I get the name of Freeman's wife as Magdelena Lemmert. I also found a few more census, draft records, etc. about some of his descendants. His son's WWI and WWII draft registration said he was born Howard Russell Kokensberger on 2 Jun 1891 in Hazleton. Howard was still living in Hazleton during WWII.
The following paragraph was included in email correspondence from Bartlow family historian Betty Jean Bartlow Wilkins to myself on 5 Jun 2008:
Several years ago I did some research on the Freeman Kokensperger family. Time doesn't allow my checking their file, but do I recall correctly that one of his daughter's married a Sharpless? Or was his wife a Sharpless? Freeman and his wife were annual summer visitors of George and Ida Bartlow; my father remembered their visits. They would arrive in their "impressive" car. It is likely that I was told what kind of car, but that I don't remember. The guest bedroom was used on these occasions. The visits probably continued after George died in 1907 since my father was born in 1902 and could remember them. Interesting to me was the fact that one of their four bedrooms was kept for guests. My father had eight siblings; their parents slept in a "bedroom" on the first floor, I was told.
Regards, Jim Kitchen
[pertinent ancestry in ascending order: Hazel Woodside, Mary Elada Bartlow, Albert Bartlow, William Bartlow].
Shortly after this message was received, we also heard from our Kohensparger family expert, Daniel Guggisberg, in response to Jim Kitchen:

Bob Sweeney was kind enough to copy me in on his reply to you. Yes, that is indeed a surprise that there are more descendants of the Kochersperger family. As Bob mentioned, I am that particular family's historian, supposedly the only one to date, though there are lots of people that are interested.
Some years ago I set up a very generic website dedicated to the family in order to convey a general idea about it's background. It is heavily tilted towards the Philadelphia, PA branch of the family, the oldest in this country, about whom I was able to gather most information.
Here we go:
Kochersperger Family.
As you probably already found out, the other descendants of Georg Jakob Kochersperger from Sullivan County, PA that still carry the surname now spell it as COGANSPARGER and there are only very few left of them. They now live in nearby Elmira, NY and it was from them that I received the images of the Civil War memorabilia document and the family bible on this page.
I have the entire ancestry of this family going back to the early 1600's - you are welcome to have it. I would also be glad to include your side of the family in the big family tree (over 3000 persons) if you can provide me with all the details from Josiah on down to you.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best regards
Daniel Guggisberg
Redondo Beach, CA

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.     George2 Cogansparger (George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born August 11, 1822 in Germany according to census but actually was Alsace, France, and died December 20, 1870 in Bradford County, PA. He apparently killed himself (see below).  He married Catherine Crammer November 18, 1842, this data was found in a Bible record. She was the daughter of Josiah Crammer.  She was born April 13, 1820 in Germany, and died September 18, 1900 in Monroeton Bradford County, PA (Bradford County death list) age 80.

           Burials were in the Liberty Corners Cemetery, Bradford County, PA

 

Historians note:

The Bradford County Court house records Catherine was buried in Hollen Hill Cemetery, which is also known as Liberty Corners.

 

1870 Monroe Township Census Bradford County, PA

4 26 26 Kohensparger George 48 M   farm laborer   300 Germany

        Catherine 38 F   housekeeper     Germany 1 1        

        Sarah 16 F   at home     PA      

        Amy C. 13 F   at home     PA

        George Jr. 10 M   at home     PA

        Charles H. 5 M   at home     PA

 

  George Cogansparger 1920 census

Age:    60 years 

Estimated birth year: 1859

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920: Burlington, Bradford, Pennsylvania

 

 

1880 Census Place Granville, Bradford, Pennsylvania

 Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Catherine COGANSPARGER   Self   W   Female   W   60   PA   Keeping House   MA   MA 

 Charles F. COGANSPARGER   Son   S   Male   W   15   PA   Works On Farm   GER   PA

1870 Monroe Township, Bradford County, PA

P# H# F# SURNAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX COLOR/ RACE SEE NOTE 1 OCCUPATION VALUE REAL ESTATE VALUE PERSON. PROP. BORN FATHER FOREIGN BORN MOTHER FOREIGN BORN MONTH BORN OR MARRIED IN YEAR ATTEND SCHOOL IN YEAR CANNOT READ OR WRITE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE

4 26 26 Kohensparger George 48 M   farm laborer   300 Germany

        Catherine 38 F   housekeeper     Germany 1 1        

        Sarah 16 F   at home     PA   

        Amy C. 13 F   at home     PA   

        George Jr. 10 M   at home     PA

        Charles H. 5 M   at home     PA

 

 

Obituary of Catherine Cogansparger

27 Sep 1900 - Reporter Journal

20 Sep 1900 - Brad Star

Cogansparger, Mrs. Catherine, daughter of Josia Cranmer, Monroeton

Wife of the late George Cogansparger

Born Apr 13, 1820

Age 80-5-2

Buried Liberty Corner (Holland Hill)

They had 9 children

2 children survive, George Cogansparger - Ulster (Riggs which is near East Smithfield, Bradford County, PA)

Charles, Franklin Twp

 

Children of George Cogansparger and Catherine Crammer are:

      8            i.   Ellen Electra3 Cogansparger, born November 24, 1843 (Source: Cogansparger Family Bible), probably in Bradford County, PA; she died February 02, 1875,

      9            ii.   Josiah Cogansparger, born March 13, 1845 in Bradford County, PA (Bible data); died July 03, 1863 in Gettysburg, PA.

                         Union Army, Private, 141st Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C

                        

Data from the Josiah Cogansparger Civil War pension index

 

Josiah’s mother Catherine Cogansparger got a mothers pension for her son. She had to prove he supported her in order to obtain it.

The family tells us that the reason for the name charge to being spelled with a C and a G instead of an H is so she could obtain the pension. The Government spelled his name wrong, so she had to spell her name the same way in order to match to receive his benefits.

Josiah Cogansparger

 Company:    C 

 Unit:    141 Pennsylvania Inf. 

 Rank - Induction: Private 

 Rank - Discharge: Private 

 Allegiance:    Union   in a Bradford County Unit

 

Name:    J Cogansparger,  

Enlistment Date: 19 August 1862 

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 

Side Served: Union 

State Served: Pennsylvania 

Unit Numbers: 2128 2128 

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 19 August 1862

Enlisted in Company C, 141st Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 19 August 1862.

Killed Company C, 141st Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 02 July 1863 in Gettysburg, PA

 

In July 2007, Daniel Guggisberg provided the following additonal information on Josiah Cogansparter:

I have been researching at the National Archives in Washington DC (by correspondence, not in person)
and found quite a lot of interesting material.

One was the civil war's survivor's pension application of Josiah Cogansparger from Bradford County, PA,
son of George Kochersperger and Catherine Cranmer Cogansparger (family later changed the spelling
of the name from the original Kochersperger to Cogansparger). The archive sent me the contents of
the entire dossier, which included information, that Josiah's father had committed suicide in 1870, something
I did not know. It also contained numerous affidavits from neighbors attesting to the financial hardship
the family was in to allow them to get a small pension from the Federal Government.

It also contained, and that is quite amazing, two original handwritten letters Josiah had sent home to
his father while he was serving in the Union Army. The originals are located at the National Archives [NARA], Washington, DC [Civil War Pension File 176.798]. Both of them I transcribed below (spelling errors left
purposely intact--click on the links to see the original two page letter).

From J. M. Cogansparger
to Geo. Cogansparger

Aug. the 23th 1862

Father - I now take any pen in hand to write
A few lines to you to let you know that I am all
well and enjoying my Self very well we all are
like brothers here if one wants any thing
and cant get it there is some one redy
to help him we have received A little money and
I will send you ten dollars now and after A while
I will Send Some more when you write Direct to

Camp Curtin
Harrisburg
in the care of Captain A. J. Swarts

 

 

Here is a Second Letter written in the spring of 1863. There are places where the original is smudged by ink that has run, but the text is approximately as follows:

April the 27th 63

Dear father

I received A letter from Ellen last
knight and was glad to hear from you
to hear the family was as well as they
are I will keep good helth I just come
from the railroad Station I have been
..[too smudged] A helping load
provision for us we loaded 30 wagons
with all kinds of eatables it is A quite
A walk it made me quite tired by the
time I got back it has been quite wet
for two or three dayes but it Cleared
of last knight and it is quite warm and
the mud dries up very fast I heard that
you had moved in Sweets old house if
you have I hope you will get along
well I will try and help you all I can I
will send you all the money I can I
have just exspressed forty dollars for
you if you get it it will help you A
considerable and I hope you gett it in
order to get this money
you must go Laport to Johnson
in Company it will be there with in A
weak or two the Captain took it and
exspressed it I shall have to close for
this time write soon to

Josiah Cogansparger

George Cogansparger

I have not got any of that money of George beardsly yet

 

 

       9 ½            Eliza Cogansparger, Born February 25, 1847 and died in 1892 in Bradford County, PA. She is buried in the Liberty Corners Cemetery

                         She married Washington Miller of Monroe County, PA in Wysox, PA on January 10, 1869.  He is found on the 1860 census Monroe Township Bradford County, PA. He was born ca 1843

 

Source Information: 1880 census

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Washington MILLER   Self   M   Male   W   37   PA   Cooper   PA   PA 

 Eliza MILLER   Wife   M   Female   W   34   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 Manley MILLER   Son   S   Male   W   10   PA      PA   PA 

 Edward MILLER   Son   S   Male   W   9   PA      PA   PA 

 Shirley MILLER   Dau   S   Female   W   6   PA      PA   PA 

 David  MILLER   Son   S   Male   W   4   PA      PA   PA 

 Nellie MILLER   Dau   S   Female   W   7M   PA      PA   PA 

Census Place Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania

  Family History Library Film   1255105

  NA Film Number   T9-1105

  Page Number   624B    

 

 In 1900 Washington Miller is in Monroe Township Bradford County with Manley, Shirley, and David. A daughter in law named Mary M Miller resides with him too. She must be the wife of David as she is listed under him? She was born in March 1881. She married at age 19 and he married at age 20

 

Children of Washington and Eliza Miller

1 Manley W Miller born in November 1869 (data 1900 census Monroeton, PA). In 1920 he was in Monroe Twp., Bradford County, PA He has a wife, a daughter and a son. They are all blurred on the census. His wife whose name begins with an M is 38 years old. His daughter is Shirley age 12 and his son? Edward looks like he is 7 ½ years old

2 Edward Miller born about 1871 (not found in 1900)

3 Shirley Miller born in December 1874 (data 1900 census Monroeton, PA)

4 David B Miller born in October 1879 according to the 1900 census of Monroeton, PA

5 Nellie Miller born about 1880 was not found in the 1900 census

 

      10         iii.   William W Cogansparger, born March 03, 1849.

I can never find him again, just recorded in the bible data.

Union Army, 93rd Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer in the Civil War

 

+    11         iv.   Mary Cogansparger, born November 17, 1851 in PA has 1855 on the headstone; died 1894.

      12         v.   Sarah Kokensparger, born October 08, 1854 in PA. Married James Lineham December 14,1876 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

      13         vi.   Anna E Kokensparger, Her name might be Anna Elizabeth? Born September 19, 1856 married Joseph Martin who was born September 1856 by 1900 census. He was the son of Isaac and Amanda Martin of Wysox, PA. The 1880 census says he is widowed. He is residing with his parents then in Wysox. His wife Anna has a headstone in the Wysox Cemetery recording Annie Martin Sep 19 1856 to Jan 19 1878 wife of Joseph Martin.

                         Joseph Martin is remarried by 1900 census to another Annie with a child Winfield residing in the Wysox area.

 

 

+    14        vii.   George Jackson Cogansparger, born July 11, 1859 in Monroe Township, Bradford County. PA; died Aft. 1920 in Riggs, PA, which is near East Smithfield, PA.

+    15       viii.   Charles Frank Cogansparger, born April 24, 1865 in Liberty Corners, Bradford, Pennsylvania; died January 24, 1904 in PA, he shot himself with a revolver.

 

3.     Henry (Heinrich)2 Kohersparger (George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born September 1824 in Germany by census Alsace, France, and died December 16, 1904 in Athens, PA.  He married Nancy Keeler in 1843, in LaPorte according to LDS records. In the wedding listing his name is spelled Henry Kohperier.  (no wonder it was hard to find!) She was the daughter of John Keeler and Sarah Bartleson.  She was born May 20, 1825 in PA by 1900 census, and died March 16, 1904 by headstone data in Davidson Twp, Sullivan county PA., the date March 16 1905 was found in files at the Bradford County Historical society.

Burials were in the Cherry Grove Cemetery in Nordmont, Sullivan County, PA

 

The history of the Cherry Grove Church can be found here, very nice reading of the area where these folks settled. They might even be in the photograph.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/churches/Tilley.htm and the cemetery listing can be found here http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/churches/CGCEM.htm

 

Cemetery records for Cherry Grove record:

Kohersparger, Henry

   December 19, 1904

 Aged 83 yrs 3 mo & 13 day

 

Kohersparger, Nancy Keeler

   March 16, 1904

 Aged 78 yrs 9 mo & 25 days Wife of H. Kohersparger

 

Kohersparger, Thomas J.

   September 16, 1903

 Aged 52 yrs & 26 days Son of Henry & Nancy Kohersparger

 

The Sullivan Review

December 22, 1904

Henry Kohensparger, a former resident of Laporte Township died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. E.H. Cook, in Athens, on Saturday last, aged 81 years.

He had been a life long resident of this county, and went to Athens less than a year ago, to make his home with his daughter.

The body was brought to Nordmont, his old home, for burial on Monday last. Death was due to the infirmities incident to old age.

 

 

14 Apr(?) 1898 - Bedford Journal

Kohensparger Henry and wife Nancy Keeler 50th wedding anniversary at Davidson Twp, Sullivan County on March 30th

...Built first log cabin in LaPorte in 1847...

 

Another article records:

Henry cut down the trees on the site of Laporte, PA and helped in

Founding the town.

 

26 Mar 1896 Sullivan Review

Dr. WADDELL, of Dushore, was called to the home of Henry KOHENSPARGER last Wednesday night on account of "Aunt Nancy' who is confined to her bed. We are glad to hear that she is convalescent

 

 

22 Dec 1904 - Bedford Journal

Kokensparger, Henry died Dec 16th at home of daughter Mrs. E.H. Cook of Athens ... age 81...then another card reads that he died December 15th, whereas the tombstone says he died Dec. 19th and was 83 years old, not 81 (1900 Census lists birth Sep 1824) so there are some inconsistencies. Perhaps the descendants of that daughter in Athens have the family bible, all I know is that her husband's name is COOK, but which of the 2 daughters it is I don't know

 

17 March 1905 - Bedford Journal

Mrs. Nancy Kohensparger, died March 16th at daughter's home in Athens

 

1880 LaPorte census

Henry KOKENSPAYER Self M Male W 56 FRANCE Farmer FRAN FRAN

Nancy KOKENSPAYER Wife M Female W 55 PA Keeping House PA PA

Thomas KOKENSPAYER Son S Male W 28 PA Laborer FRANCE PA

Angaline KOKENSPAYER Dau S Female W 23 PA At Home FRANCE PA

Delroy KOKENSPAYER GSon S Male W 3M PA PA PA (note he later becomes Leroy Heim)

 

 

1870 LaPorte, Sullivan County, PA

Cocansparkutt    Elija A.           12     PA              80A

Cocansparkutt    Margaret           20     PA              80A

Cocansparkutt    N.N.               49     France          80A

Cocansparkutt    Nancy              45     PA              80A

Cocansparkutt    Thomas J.          19     PA              80A

34  74   74  Cocansparkutt  N.N.           49   M    W    Farmer         1,000     300       France             X      X                                                   X

 35  74   74  Cocansparkutt  Nancy          45   F    W    Keeping House                      PA

 36  74   74  Cocansparkutt  Margaret       20   F    W                                       PA                 X

 37  74   74  Cocansparkutt  Thomas J.      19   M    W                                       PA                 X

 38  74   74  Cocansparkutt  Elija A.       12   F    W                                       PA                 X      

 

In 1850 Henry, Nancy (Keeler) and Margaret Kohensparger were in nearby Columbia County, PA at Sugarloaf with an Esther E Keeler

Emily Esther Keeler went on to marry Hiram Newell Smith. Mrs. Helen Smith Gammon, a descendent has been helping with this project also.

 

Children of Henry Kohersparger and Nancy Keeler are:

+    16          i.   Margaret Jane3  Kohersparger, born May 1850; died 1909.

+    17          ii.   Eliza Angeline Kohersparger, born May 15, 1857; died March 21, 1899 in PA or March 22 by obit.

      18         iii.   Thomas Jefferson Kohersparger, born August 24, 1858; died September 16, 1903. He was buried in the Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont, Davidson Twp, Sullivan Co., PA according to Douglas Weaver’s site http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=djweaver&id=I03517

      19         iv.   Emma Jane Kohersparger, born about 1860 in PA; died before 1870 in PA not on census.

 

CENSUS YR:  1860 TERRITORY:  PA COUNTY:  SULLIVAN REEL NO:  M653-118 PAGE NO:  731

REFERENCE:  June 25, 1860, Davidson Twp., Eldredsville P.O., page 1

25  6    5   Kohenspairier  Henry          35   M         Farmer         180       200       Germany

 26  6    5   Kohenspairier  Nancy          35   F                                            PA

 27  6    5   Kohenspairier  Margaret       10   F                                            PA                      X

 28  6    5   Kohenspairier  Thomas J.      8    M                                            PA                      X

 29  6    5   Kohenspairier  Eliza A.       3    F                                            PA

 30  6    5   Kohenspairier  Emma Jane      8/12 F                                            PA

 31  6    5   Kohenspairier  Elias          22   M                                            PA

 

 

     4.  Katherine M2 Kokensparger (George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born December 29, 1829 in PA, and died February 18, 1914.  She married George Peter Dohm May 14, 1849.  He was born 1830 in Germany.  Burials were in the Jackson Cemetery Sullivan County, PA.   His death certificate records his name as: George Peter Karge on his death certificate #3381105. We have always heard and seen his name as Peter Dohm.

                                                                                                          

Be sure and check out the Dohm Tradition http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/settlers/settlers36/settlers36.htm

 

5 May 1849 Sullivan Review

P. DAHM to Miss Catharine M. KOKENSPARGER, both of LaPorte, on 13th inst., by same

 

Letter written to Linda McDonald from Ernest Hatton, Tuesday, April 11, 2000

Linda,

I have part of the answer to your question.

The children of Peter Dohm and Katherine Kokensparger were 1)Harriet Dohm b. about 1860 she married James J. Wood, they lived next door to my grandparents Charles William "Bill" and Louise (Orlowski) Hatton in Bernice.(I lived with them for awhile during WW2.) 2) Frank Dohm born 1858 married Augusta Rinebnld. Frank was born in LaPorte. The daughter of Frank and Augusta was Elizabeth" Bessie" Mae Dohm born 1885. 3) Hannah Dohm b.28 June 1863, died 1 Feb. 1933 married  George Philip Karge, born Towanda 18, September 1857.

The Dudicums and Oechsles (spelled Oechsley on his gravestone) were from Murrhardt, Germany. I'm trying to get additional information on them now, but those two families still have relatives just outside of Murrhardt and the Oechsles have a business in Murrhardt ( Otto Oechsle). This was given to me by another researcher who contacted me from a German list. The Dudicums,

Oechsles ( Exleys) and Karge families are related.

I believe Valentine Dohm and Catherine Hunsinger are the parents of Peter Dohm, b. 1863, died 15 March 1933 and 2) Joseph Dohm b. 1860 died 23 Jan. 1930. Based on that, Peter and Valentine Dohm were brothers. Urban Dohm who arrived 1852 was probably another brother. He had a daughter Elizabeth b. 1875, mother not known to me. Take a breath...

Okay, now additional information told to me by my Exley family and her grandson Ron Potter..

The first Elizabeth "Bessie" Dohm, daughter of Frank, was not the daughter of Augusta. Her mother, unknown, abandoned her. She was born May 1885. Frank and Augusta were married  in 1885.Bessie married James Blaine Potter of Sugar Hill.

August Oechsle was the son, according to the family, of a Dudicum. He was born in Murrhardt Germany and is buried with the Dudicum family. I have his wife as Caroline Shuster ( noted by the family) but haven't been able to confirm that. August Oechsle's son was Henry (Heinrich) Exley ( Oechsle), married Mertie C. Potter. They took over the Potter farm on Sugar Hill. Robert Arnold

Exley is still living there with Joan Vogel.

The lane, as we called it, is now Exley Rd. A side note. The lyrics for the song "Winter Wonderland" are about that lane on Sugar Hill. "Bessie" Dohm's grandson ( my cousin Ronald Clifford Potter) lives in Binghamton. Ron is anxious to find out who Bessie Dohm's mother was.

The Dudichum name is also spelled Dudicum in Germany.

I would "speculate" that there were at least three brothers Peter, Valentine, Urban.

Sullivan Review, Sullivan County, Penna. 1884

Mrs. John HUNSINGER died at the residence of her son-in-law,

Valentine DOHM, in Cherry, of Friday, at the advanced age of 86 years

and 29 days. Interment in the Germany Cemetery on Sunday.

Ernie Hatton

Ernie would like to add additional data that he has learned since this letter in 2002 to Linda McDonald

 August Oechsle/Oechsley was born in Murrhardt Germany and is buried with the Dudicum family. His wife was Caroline Shuster. August Oechsle's son was Henry Charles(Heinrich Charles Oechsle[y]) Exley. He married Mertie Celia Potter .They took over the Potter farm on Sugar Hill. Robert Arnold Exley still lives there with his wife Joan Vogel Exley. There is a relationship between the Oechsle[y]/Exleys and Dudicum/Duduchum but that relationship is not known. It is possible that one of Caroline Schuster/Shuster's sisters was married to a Dudicum/Dudichum. Mertie Celia Potter was baptized as adult married to Henry Oechsley. She was baptized as Mertie Oechsle in the German Lutheran Church. At some period Henry Exley and wife took the name Exley and no longer used Oechsle[y] indicating clearly that Henry's father was August Oechsle[y] as stated on Henry Exley's birth certificate that I [Ernest Hatton] had to obtained from the state of Pennsylvania. When studying old families in Murrhardt I found both families. The proper spelling for Dudicum was Dudichum, an old family, and Oechsle was originally from Ochs'. Oechsle  from German Ochs ‘ox’, Middle High German ohse; probably a nickname for a strong or lumbering individual, occupational name for someone who tended or drove oxen, or for a cattle dealer. August Oechsle[y] was in the Army, nothing else is known. It appears he Mary Caroline Schuster/Shuster followed to Sullivan were he later died and is buried at Peace Church. There are no records of any other family members in the area.  (Ernest Hatton January 2004)

Children of Katherine Kokensparger and George “Peter” Dohm are:

      20          i.   Harriet3 Dohm, born About 1855. Married James Wood

+    21          ii.   Hannah Dohm, born June 28, 1863 in LaPorte, PA; died February 01, 1933.

+    22         iii.   Frank Dohm, born June 18, 1858 in La Porte Twp, Sullivan Co., Pennsylvania.

 

     5.  Barbara2 Kohensparger (George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born May 03, 1835 in PA, and died December 13, 1920 in at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.L. Johnson at Lopez, PA.  She married (1) Rufus Hopkins.  He was born February 1820 in PA, and died April 02, 1888 in PA 68 years 1 month 28 days.  She married (2) Lewis (Ludwig) Seltzer September 04, 1895.  He died October 02, 1897 in Lovelton, PA.  She married (3) Alfred Hunsinger November 14, 1907 in Rev. Howard in Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA, son of John Hunsinger and Elizabeth Ruppert.  He was born February 11, 1832 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA, and died March 04, 1916 in Colley Township, Sullivan County, PA. Barbara was buried in Colley Cemetery, Colley, PA and Rufus Hopkins was buried in the Ellis Cemetery, Sullivan County, PA.  I have no idea where Lewis Seltzer was buried but Alfred Hunsinger and his first wife Hannah Reeser Hunsinger are in the Colley Cemetery.

 

Here is what can be found at the National Archives on Lewis Seltzer, Barbara’s second husband:

German Name: Ludwig Selzer

Enlistment: 04/22/1861 in the Civil War

Discharged: 07/26/1861 at Harrisburg

His first wife (Mary Fletcher) died: 12/02/1894.

He married again on 09/04/1895 to Barbara (Kohensparger) Hopkins in Waverly, NY by Rev. Charles Dewovdey. Barbara was previously married to Rufus K Hopkins, who died on 04/12/1888 in Colley Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Description: He was age 35 at time of enlistment, 5'10", Light Complexion, light hair, blue eyes, born in Germany, Butcher.

Lewis had an artificial left eye, a fracture to the right leg and a timorous growth at the nape of his neck, the size of a woman's fist.

Francis Renner of Ashland a friend for 30 years.

Wm. Landefeld of Ashland a friend for 32 years.

Lewis had a physical on 03/18/1891; he was 66 years old and weighed 225 pounds

Lewis died in Lovelton, Wyoming Co., Pa on 10/2/1897

 

Regarding Barbara’s third marriage:

The Sullivan Review

November 21, 1907

 

Mr. Alfred Hunsinger and Mrs. Barbara Seltzer, both of Colley Township were united in marriage November 14, 1907, at the parsonage of the United Evangelical Church in this place, by Rev. J. F. Hower.

 

The Sullivan Review

December 15, 1920

Mrs. Frederick Hunsinger died Monday December 13th, 1920, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.L. Johnson of Lopez, at the age of 85 years, seven months and ten days.

She is survived by five daughters, and three sons; Mrs. John McCarroll Colley, Mrs. George Suber; Cherry township, Mrs. J.G. Everett; Lehighton, Mrs. Elmer Weaver; of Watsontown, Mrs. W.L. Johnson; Lopez, Mahlon Hopkins; Rochester, N.Y, Clinton Hopkins; Laquin, Charles Hopkins; Lima, O., there are also 25 grandchildren.

A large circle of friends mourns her departure. Funeral services will be held at Lopez Thursday with interment in the cemetery at Colley.

Note: Obit correction- it should read Mrs. Alfred Hunsinger

 

 

Census Place Colley, Sullivan, Pennsylvania 1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Rufus HOPKINS   Self   M   Male   W   62   PA   Farmer   PA   PA 

 Barbary HOPKINS   Wife   M   Female   W   45   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 Clinton HOPKINS   Son   S   Male   W   13   PA   Laborer   PA   PA 

 Rebecca HOPKINS   Dau   S   Female   W   8   PA      PA   PA 

 

 

Rufus Hopkins

Age in 1870: 52 

Estimated Birth Year: 1817

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Home in 1870: Colley, Sullivan, Pennsylvania

Race:    White 

Gender:    Male 

Post Office: Colley 

Roll:    M593_1453 

Page:    33 

Image:    66 

Year:    1870 

 

The Sullivan Review

April 19, 1888

 

Rufus Hopkins, the well-known proprietor of "Hunters Rest" in the forest beyond Seeman's, died on Thursday, April 12, aged 68 years, 1 month and 25 days.

Mr. Hopkins came to Sullivan County in 1851, from Columbia County, and has always made his home in the backwoods, entertaining hunters and fishermen as a means of livelihood.

Gentlemanly, courteous, suave and refined in manners he made friends by the hundreds.

His was one of the old families of Pennsylvania. His father at one time represented his district in congress and was rich in money and landed property. Reverses coming thick and fast he left his children penniless.

Rufus, drawn by his love of nature and a natural liking for hunting and fishing, sought a home in the forests of Sullivan County.

He leaves a wife and several children, all grown up. His death was caused by dropsy. 

 

 

Barbara’s third husband’s obituary

The Sullivan Review March 8, 1916

Alfred Hunsinger, a veteran of the Civil War, died at Colley, March 4, at the age of 84 years and 24 days. Mr. Hunsinger was born Feb. 12, 1832. He was united in marriage to Hannah Reeser in 1861. In Aug. 1862 he enlisted in the 144th Regiment, Penna. Volunteers, and faithfully served for the good of the country until the close of the war. Mr. Hunsinger's wife died about sixteen years ago; he was later united in marriage to Barbara Seltzer.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Addison of Pittsburgh and Lewis of Sayre and one daughter, Mrs. William Dieffenbach of Colley.

Mr. Hunsinger was a life-long resident of Colley and had a host of friends in that community.

The funeral will be held March 8, at Colley, with interment in Colley cemetery.

 

Historians note:

Alfred served on special duty in the Civil War as a hospital attendant and was in Gettysburg on July 2nd and 3rd of 1863 where he lost his hearing.

 

 

Children of Barbara Kohensparger and Rufus Hopkins are:

+    23          i.   Emma3 Hopkins, born April 22, 1858; died April 09, 1933.

      24          ii.   Euphamie Hopkins, born April 22, 1858 in Colley, PA; died 1938.  She married John McCarroll 1877; born June 11, 1856; died June 23, 1947. They had no children and are buried in the Thrasher Cemetery Dushore, PA

 

 

 Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 John MC CARROLL   Self   M   Male   W   24   PA   Farmer   PA   PA 

 Euphema MC CARROLL   Wife   M   Female   W   22   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

  Census Place Colley, Sullivan, Pennsylvania 1880 census

 

 

 Strebys History Colley, PA

 

JOHN MCCARROLL

Of Sciota Vale, was born in 1856 at the Dutch Mountain in Lee Settlement. His father Samuel McCarroll, came from Ireland and was one of the pioneers of Lee Settlement. Mr. McCarroll is a farmer and settled on the farm where he now lives 22 years ago. In 1877, he married Fannie Hopkins, who was born at Colley in 1858, her father Rufus Hopkins, who came from Schuylkill County, also being one of the early settlers of Lee Settlement.

 

 

      25         iii.   Wellington Hopkins, born 1860.

 

1860 Census, Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, Colley Township, page 730, sheet 10 and I never find him again

 

 

      26         iv.   Charles Hopkins, born 1862.

 

Charles Hopkins 1910 census and I never find him again!

Age in 1910: 48 

Estimated birth year: 1861

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Home in 1910: WYSOX TWP, BRADFORD, Pennsylvania

 

      27         v.   Mahlon Hopkins, born 1864 in PA.  He married Hattie L; born 1880 in PA 50 in 1920 census, no children.

 

 

Mahlon Hopkins

Age:    55 years 

Estimated birth year: 1864

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920: Rochester, Monroe, New York

 

 

+    28         vi.   Ernestina Hopkins, born June 1865 in PA., This poor lady has her name misspelled so many times!

      29        vii.   Clinton Hopkins, born January 1867; died 1948.  He married Nellie B White Aft. 1900; born 1878; died 1915.

Burials were in the Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany, PA

 

He was single and a Boarder in the 1900 census Anthony Shook home Fox Twp census

He was a treasurer at the Old Barkley School in 1923

 

+    30       viii.   Arminta Elizabeth Hopkins, born April 14, 1869 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA); died May 27, 1935 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA).

      31         ix.   Rebecca Hopkins, born 1872 in Sullivan County, PA at the Hopkins farm.  She married William L Johnson 1896; born 1859 in Columbia County, PA.

 

Strebys history of Colley, PA

WILLIAM L. JOHNSON

Of Lopez, was born in Columbia County in 1859, a son of George Johnson, a farmer in that county. In 1879, he came to Sullivan County and in 1884 opened a barbershop in Dushore, where he continued in business until 1891 when he went to Lopez, where he now conducts a barbershop. In 1896, he married Rebecca Hopkins, a daughter of Rufus Hopkins who settled in Colley in 1856. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are active members of the United Evangelical church

 

7.     Elizabeth (Betsey)2 Kokensparger (George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born 1839, and died Aft. 1873.  She married Hiram Kisner December 21, 1856 in PA, they divorced ** January 11, 1873 in LaPorte Sullivan County,. PA. He was the son of William Kisner and Sarah Dieffenbach.  He was born July 03, 1830 in Jerseytown, Columbia County, PA, and died May 12, 1925. He remarried to Loretta Persun in January 1873. Patty Kisner obtained the divorce data in the divorce papers. What ever happened to Betsey is a big well-kept secret!  Hiram and his second wife were buried in the Thrashers Cemetery, Dushore, PA.

** Editor's Note: Actually, there is some considerable debate about whether Hiram and Betsey were divorced or she just died in 1873, as implied by the extract from the Streby History of Cherry reprinted below. Nearly immediately after the severance, for whatever reason of his first marriage, Hiram married the widow of Charles Arey, Loretta (Persun) Arey, thereby acquiring three stepchildren as well. Charles was killed two miles from Richmond in the Civil War in 1865. If indeed, there was a divorce, then Betsy seems to disappear from the record in Sullivan County. Some correspondents speculate that she went off to live with her son George William Kisner who is known to have obtained land grants in western Canada in the late 19th century.

 

From the Sullivan County Democrat
26 Dec 1856
Hiram Kisner married Ms Elizabeth Kochensperger,
both of Dushore on the 21st inst by E Hahn, Esq.

 

History of Cherry

 

Hiram Kisner was born in 1830 in Columbia County. He is a son of William Kisner, who came from Columbia County to Cherry about 1840. Mr. Kisner is by occupation a farmer and carpenter, He was married twice; his first wife was Elizabeth Kokensparger of Laporte. She died leaving four children, Mary, Matilda, Levi and George W. His second wife was Mrs. Loretta (Persun) Arey, a daughter of John Persun of Cherry. Mrs. Kisner had three children by her first husband, George L., Anna I., and James L. In 1862, Mr. Kisner enlisted in Co.K, 141st regiment and was in the army nearly three years. He is a member of the G.A.R.

 

 

The Sullivan Review

May 13, 1925

Hiram Kisner died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Hieber of Albany Township, following an illness of several months. Mr. Kisner was born in Columbia County, July 3, 1830, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Kisner, who came to Sullivan County about 1840.

Mr. Kisner was twice married. His first wife was Miss Elizabeth Kokensparger of Laporte; to this union, four children were born, two of whom survive, Levi Kisner of Laddsburg and George W. Kisner of Alberta, Canada. His second wife was Mrs. Loretta Persun Arey, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Persun. To this union, two children were born, Harriet, now Mrs. George Hieber of Albany Township, at whose home he died, and Adeline, now Mrs. Brink of EaglesMere. Two stepsons, James L. Arey of Wilmot and George L. Arey of Cherry Township, and thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren and one brother, Silas D. Kisner of Cherry Township, also survive.

In 1862 Mr. Kisner enlisted in Company "K", 141 regiment, Penn. Volunteers and served for nearly three years. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post at Dushore, until it disbanded a few years ago.

Funeral service will be held at the home of George Hieber of Albany Township, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment will be made in the family plot in Thrasher cemetery.

 

1880 Cherry Township Sullivan County Census

  Household: 1880Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Hiram KISNER   Self   M   Male   W   50   PA   Carpenter   PA   PA 

 Leurettee KISNER   Wife   M   Female   W   43   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 George L. KISNER   SSon   S   Male   W   20   PA   Farmer   PA   PA 

 Anna I. KISNER   SDau   S   Female   W   18   PA      PA   PA 

 James L. KISNER   SSon   S   Male   W   14   PA      PA   PA 

 Harriet L. KISNER   Dau   S   Female   W   6   PA      PA   PA 

 Adaline H. KISNER   Dau   S   Female   W   3   PA      PA   PA 

 

Hiram’s Military records:

Name:    Hiram Kisner

Company:    K 

Unit:    141 Pennsylvania Inf. 

Rank - Induction: Private 

Rank - Discharge: Private 

Allegiance:    Union 

Notes:    V. R. C. 

 

Hiram Kisner,  

Enlistment Date: 27 August 1862 

Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 

Side Served: Union 

State Served: Pennsylvania 

Unit Numbers: 2128 

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 27 August 1862

Enlisted in Company K, 141st Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 27 August 1862.

Transferred Company K, 141st Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 25 January 1864

Transferred in Company C, 6th Infantry Regiment RC on 25 January 1864.

Discharged Company C, 6th Infantry Regiment RC on 05 July 1865

 

Children of Elizabeth Kokensparger and Hiram Kisner are:

      32          i.   Mary (Libbie) Elizabeth3 Kisner, born 1858; died 1891.

+    33          ii.   Matilda Jane Kisner, born January 16, 1861; died May 14, 1900 in PA 39 years 4 months 29 days.

+    34         iii.   Frank "Levi" Kisner, born January 18, 1862 in Sullivan County, PA; died December 18, 1960 in Laddsburg, PA.

      35         iv.   George W Kisner, born 1867; died in Canada probably.

If you go to this URL http://data4.collectionscanada.ca/netacgi/nph-brs?s2=&s3=&s4=&s5=&s6=Kisner&s1=&Sect4=AND&l=0&Sect1=IMAGE&Sect2=THESOFF&Sect4=AND&Sect5=FL15PEN&Sect6=HITOFF&d=FL15&p=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.collectionscanada.ca%2Farchivianet%2F02011102_e.html&r=0&f=S

You will see where George William Kisner got land warrants in Canada. This is probably our fellow.

 

Western Land Grants (1870-1930)

          Search terms :  " : 2=1 : 1=KISNER.R100. : " References: 1 - 4 of 4  Legal Land Description

 

 1  NE  12  22  12  W4 

  Part  Section  Township Range Meridian

 

Reference:

Liber:   810

Folio:   229

File reel number: C-6585

Names:   George William Kisner 

 

2  SE  12  22  12  W4 

  Part  Section  Township Range Meridian

 

Reference:

Liber:   619

Folio:   17

File reel number: C-6428

Names:   Geo Wm Kisner  

 

3  W  12  22  12  W4 

  Part  Section  Township Range Meridian

 

Reference:

Liber:   584

Folio:   280

File reel number: C-6401

Names:   George W Kisner 

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

     11.  Mary3 Cogansparger (George2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born November 17, 1851 in PA. "1855" is on the headstone, which I believe is an error as it was probably added later.  She died September 11, 1894. She married David (Daniel) B Fleming 1876 in (LDS DATA), a son of Freegift Fleming and Mary Mix.  He was born March 13, 1849 in Leroy, PA Bradford county LDS, and died June 02, 1935. He died in West Burlington, PA Burials were in the Windfall Cemetery, Bradford County, PA

 

Leroy Township, Bradford County, PA

Owen, Edward F., r 5, farmer, leases lands of David Fleming of West Burlington, 25 acres

 

In 1900 he is a farmer in Leroy, Bradford County, PA

Fleming, David B., r 5, farmer 25 acres

 

1880 Leroy, Bradford County, PA census

125 138 Fleming Danl. 30 M hus farmer PA NJ NY

125 138  Mary 28 F wife housekeeper PA Germ PA

125 138  Ramsey 3 M son  PA PA PA

125 138  Resley 2 F dau  PA PA PA

125 138  Walter 10m M son  PA PA PA

 

  Name:    David B Fleming

Home in 1900: Leroy, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Age:    51 

Estimated birth year: 1849 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Leroy, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1382; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 23.

 

In 1910 David Fleming was a widower in the same area of Bradford County, PA.

 

Children of Mary Cogansparger and David Fleming are: (I would like to note that some of the data pertaining to this branch of the family comes from Linda Mutzer.)

      36          i.   Rancy H (R H Or Ramsey)3 Fleming, born 1877 in Leroy Township, Bradford County, PA He passed August 09, 1941 in Colley or Cawley, Bradford,  County, PA

 

Data regarding the town of Colley from Patricia Mott Gobea, March 16, 2005

            Colley, Granville Twp., Bradford Co., PA. The town of Colley no longer exists; it was just east of Route 14, before you get to Alba.  Joey Foust brought the old Railroad Station up to his house and the old post office, grocery store still exist, but no longer in operation.

 

 

 

He married Myrtle E Kennedy February 26, 1876 East Troy, PA - October 26, 1944 Granville Township, Bradford County, PA. She was the daughter of Alex

Alexander Kennedy and his wife Margaret Case. They were the parents of 3 children:

1 Carol A4 Fleming, born October 07, 1900; died July 23, 1961 in Troy, Bradford County, PA.

2  Lawrence Elwyn4 Fleming (Rancy H (R H Or Ramsey)3, David (Daniel) B2, Freegift R1) was born January 26, 1907 in Granville Township, Bradford County, PA, and died March 1982. He married Beatrice Rebecca Dexter April 11, 1935 in Troy, Bradford Co, Pennsylvania, daughter of Rodney Dexter and Gertrude Stanton. She was born August 06, 1913 in Troy, Bradford County, PA, and died April 07, 1974 in Elmira, Chemung Co, New York.

Child of Lawrence Fleming and Beatrice Dexter is:

+ 12 i. Clifford David5 Fleming, born May 30, 1940. Clifford David5 Fleming (Lawrence Elwyn4, Rancy H (R H Or Ramsey)3, David (Daniel) B2, Freegift R1) was born May 30, 1940. He married Marilyn-Marylyn Faith Fitch June 17, 1962, daughter of Robert Fitch and Florence Frost. She was born January 15, 1944 in Canton, PA, and died February 12, 1991 in The Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Children of Clifford Fleming and Marilyn-Marylyn Fitch are:

21 i. Clifford Mark6 Fleming, born October 04, 1963. He married Donna Yale About 1986; born About 1966.

22 ii. Jeffrey Lynn Fleming, born June 30, 1967. He married Marjorie McKerrow About 1986; born About 1960.

23 iii. Greg-Gregory W Fleming, born About 1968.

24 iv. Brett Fleming, born About 1970

3 Margaret M Fleming, born 1912; died 1915.

      37          ii.   Resley Fleming, Rexley-Wrexie Cogansparger3 Fleming (David (Daniel) B2, Freegift R1) was born February 03, 1878 in Leroy Township, Bradford County, PA, and died February 12, 1968 in West Burlington, PA. She married John B Elliott January 01, 1906 in Grover Bradford County, PA, son of John Elliott and Mary Rice. He was born April 21, 1882 in Leroy Township, Bradford County, PA, and died April 13, 1962.

Children of Rexley-Wrexie Fleming and John Elliott are:

+ 9 i. Loretta4 Elliot (Rexley-Wrexie Cogansparger3 Fleming, David (Daniel) B2, Freegift R1) was born January 27, 1907 in Grover, Bradford County, PA, and died April 12, 1984 in Troy, Bradford County, PA. She married Floyd A Wilston 1925, son of William Wilston and Jennie Drysdale. He was born July 27, 1905 in Shunk, Sullivan County, PA, and died August 17, 1982 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA.

Children of Loretta Elliot and Floyd Wilston are:

+ 13 i. Doris Jean5 Wilston (Loretta4 Elliot, Rexley-Wrexie Cogansparger3 Fleming, David (Daniel) B2, Freegift R1) was born May 02, 1929 in Canton, Bradford Co, Pennsylvania, and died June 05, 2001 in West Burlington, PA. She married Claude R. Williams April 20, 1948 in Canton, Bradford County, PA, son of Claude Williams and Eva Sellard. He was born 1928 in Canton, PA, and died May 01, 1983 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA. Children of Doris Wilston and Claude Williams are:

25 i. Ted6 Williams, born 1952. He married Linda Jean Chilson About 1975; born About 1955.

                                                                26 ii. Tim Williams, born 1954. He married Deana Hartford; born About 1956.

27 iii. Tom Williams, born 1956. He married (1) Lynn About 1978; born 1958. He married (2) Lynne Michelle Rathbun About 1986; born July 27, 1966.

 + 14 ii. Corp. Jack Lorrain Wilston, born June 03, 1930 in Canton, PA; died June 20, 2004 in Burlington, PA.

Corp. Jack Lorrain5 Wilston (Loretta4 Elliot, Rexley-Wrexie Cogansparger3 Fleming, David (Daniel) B2, Freegift R1) was born June 03, 1930 in Canton, PA, and died June 20, 2004 in Burlington, PA. He married (1) Pearl Emaline Harris December 22, 1950 in Canton, Bradford County, PA,, daughter of Loren Harris and Hazel Dunbar. She was born June 03, 1932 in Armenia Twp, Bradford Co, Pennsylvania. He married (2) Jane About 1959. She was born About 1932.

June 20, 2004 Daily Review

Jack L. Wilston, 74, of Canton passed away early Sunday morning, June 20, 2004, following a brief stay at the Bradford County Manor. Jack was born on June 3, 1930, in Canton, a son of the late Floyd and Loretta (Elliot) Wilston.  He proudly served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and earned the rank of corporal at the time of his discharge.  Jack was employed as a truck driver for the former Jones and Brague Mining Co. for over 30 years until his retirement in 1989.  He was a member of the Troy American Legion Post 47 and the New York State Pony Pulling Association and was a life member of the Canton V.F.W. Post 714. Jack will be remembered as a friendly and outgoing man who loved visiting with family and friends. He loved horses all his life and especially enjoyed pony pulling. Attending pulling competitions throughout Pennsylvania and New York, Jack won numerous awards for his talented teams. Jack's pride and joy was the love he shared with his grandson, Casey. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Steve Innes of Canton; a special grandson, Casey Innes; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Donald Cole of Gillett; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leroy and Fran Wilston of Williamsport and Donald and Delores Wilston of Canton; dear friends, Earl and Barb Ridall of Canton and Daniel and Debbie, David, Daniel and Amanda Alpaulgh, all of Turbotville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents Mr. Wilston was predeceased by a sister, Doris Williams.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Flats Cemetery with full military honors accorded. His family suggests that memorials in Jack's loving memory be directed to the Canton War Memorial Pool, c/o Canton Recreation Assoc. at P.O. Box 5, Canton, Pa. 17

Child of Corp. Wilston and Pearl Harris is:

28 i. Deborah6 Wilston, born 1952. She married Steve Innes About 1972; born About 1950.

 

15 iii. Pauline Wilston, born 1932. She married Donald Cole; born About 1930.

16 iv. Leroy Wilston, born 1934. He married Fran About 1956; born About 1936.

17 v. Donald Wilston, born 1936. He married Delores About 1958; born About 1938.

18 vi. Stan-Stanley Wilston, born About 1939. He married Frances Wesneski; born About 1942.

 

Loretta4 Elliot, born January 27, 1907 in Grover, Bradford County, PA; died April 12, 1984 in Troy, Bradford County, PA.

+ 10 ii. Helen Elliot, born 1909 in Granville Township, Bradford County, PA. Helen4 Elliot (Rexley-Wrexie Cogansparger3 Fleming, David (Daniel) B2, Freegift R1) was born 1909 in Granville Township, Bradford County, PA. She married (1) Conrad Murdock. He was born About 1907, and died Before 1971. She married (2) Harry S Green Greene June 05, 1929 in Grover Bradford County, PA, son of Cyrus Greene and Hattie Sisson. He was born October 09, 1901 in Conrad, Iowa.

Children of Helen Elliot and Harry Greene are:

+ 19 i. Barbara Ann5 Greene (Helen4 Elliot, Rexley-Wrexie Cogansparger3 Fleming, David (Daniel) B2, Freegift R1) was born November 10, 1934 in East Troy, Bradford Co, Pennsylvania, and died March 19, 1991. She married (1) Bruce E. Vargason January 13, 1951 in Troy, Bradford Co, Pennsylvania, son of Uriah Vargason and Edna Heinze. He was born June 20, 1926 in Forksville, PA, and died December 14, 1982 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA. She married (2) Mr. Copley About 1980. He was born 1930.

Children of Barbara Greene and Bruce Vargason are: Lois and Barbara Green/Greene. I do not know which is the correct spelling .

29 i. Female6 Vargason, born About 1952.

30 ii. Female Vargason, born About 1952.

31 iii. Bruce A Vargason, born About 1953.

32 iv. Male Vargason, born About 1954.

33 v. Male Vargason, born About 1954.

20 ii. Lois Greene, born August 20, 1937 in Troy, Bradford County, PA. She married (1) Mr. Crandall About 1957. She married (2) Jesse H Moore July 24, 1972 in East Troy, PA; born April 02, 1936 in Granville Township, Bradford County, PA.

11   iii. Winifred Marie Elliot, born September 27, 1914 in Canton, PA; died November 18, 1985 in Elmira, New York. She married Leon Raymond Borgeson; born October 10, 1913 in Canton, PA; died December 13, 1980.

38        iii.         Walter Fleming, born July 1879; died 1901. in Leroy Township, Bradford County, PA

Burial: Windfall Cemetery, Bradford County, PA

 

      39         iv.   Burley Fleming, born August 24, 1890 in Burlington, PA; died May 10, 1954.  He married Arlene R; born January 11, 1890; died November 26, 1982.  Burials were in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York

 

                         Troy Gazette 1918

Burley Fleming, who enlisted in the army about one years ago, has been spending part of his fifteen day furlough with his brother, R. H. Fleming and family.  He has been stationed at Ft. Ring-gold, Texas, and doing service on the border.

 

WW I registration Burley Fleming

City:    Elmira 

County:    Chemung 

State:    New York 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania; United States of America 

Birth Date:    24 Aug 1890 

Race:    Caucasian 

Roll:    1712364 

Draft Board:    0 

 

                         Name:    Burley Fleming

Age in 1910: 19 

Estimated birth year: 1890

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Home in 1910: CANTON BORO, BRADFORD, Pennsylvania

Race:    White 

Gender:    Male 

Year:    1910 

 Boarding house

 

                        Woodlawn cemetery listing

Fleming Arlene R. 11/26/1982 Burley

Fleming Burley R. 5/10/1954

 

Social security data: Arlene FLEMING  

    Birth Date: 11 Jan 1890 

    Death Date: Nov 1982 

    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  New York

    Death Residence Localities

    ZIP Code: 14871 

    Localities:  Pine City, Chemung, New York

 

     14.  George Jackson3 Cogansparger (George2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born July 11, 1859 in Monroe Township, Bradford County. PA, and died Aft. 1920 in Riggs, PA, Near East Smithfield, PA.  He married (1) Estella Margaret DeWitt , they divorced  6 OCT 1886  according to the Bradford Star.    He married (2) Laura McNeil July 03, 1897.  She was born April 1866 in PA, and died Aft. 1920. She was the daughter of Nathaniel and Homet McNeil.

 

 

Gorge Cogansparger 1900

Home in 1900: Smithfield, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Age:    40 

Estimated birth year: 1860 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Relationship to head-of-house: Head 

Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Smithfield, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1383; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 35.

 

Jackson G Cogansparger 1910

Age in 1910: 51 

Estimated birth year: 1858

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Home in 1910: CHEMUNG, CHEMUNG, New York

Race:    White 

Gender:    Male 

Series:    T624 

Roll:    931 

Part:    1 

Page:    49B

Year:    1910 

 

George Cogansparger 1920

Age:    60 years 

Estimated birth year: 1859

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920: Burlington, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Roll:    T625_1541 

Page:    6A 

ED:    14 

Image:    0237 

 

Jan or Sept (poor writing) 30 1886 - Reporter Journal

Cogansparger, George

vs.

Cogansparger, Estelle (a divorce)

 

 Jan 22 1897 - Brad Star

Cogansparger, George

Married

Strope, Laura

 

Sources: of census

1860 Census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Monroe Township, page 420 [original page 17]

1870 Census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Monroe Township, page 4, lines 1-6

1900 Census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Smithfield Township, ED35, page 57b

1910 Census, New York, Chemung County, Town of Chemung, ED6, page 5b

1920 Census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Burlington Township, ED14, page 6a

Cogansparger, George, (Riggs) r 53 ½, farmer on shares for Peter Brady of Easton, Pa, 100 Smithfield Twp 1900

 

Child of George Cogansparger and Estella DeWitt is:

+    40          i.   Ellen Electra4 Cogansparger, born September 14, 1881 in PA; died September 26, 1960.

    

Child of George Cogansparger and Laura McNeil is:

      41          i.   William (George)4 Cogansparger, born December 1899; died 1901.

 

: 2 May 1901 - Reporter Journal

Cogansparger, George, s/o George, died Friday at Riggs

Age 18 months

Buried at the Pail Factory (?), Towanda

 

     15.  Charles Frank3 Cogansparger (George2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born April 24, 1865 in Liberty Corners, Bradford, Pennsylvania, and died January 24, 1904 in PA, shot himself with a revolver.  He married Alice Estella Crofutt October 20, 1886 in Elmira, New York, daughter of George Crofutt and Julia Fleming.  She was born August 20, 1869, and died April 15, 1953.

 

Troy Register 1904

     (Leroy News) Charles Cogansparger, who formerly lived near this place some time ago, but lately of Overton, thought he heard some one in his barn a few nights ago. He got up, dressed himself, took his revolver and went to the barn. In a short time the report of a gun was heard. As he did not return, the family became alarmed and began search for him. They found him lying on the barn floor, dead. He had been shot through the heart. How it happened, still remains a mystery. He leaves a wife and several children. The remains were brought to Leroy for interment.

 

The Sullivan Review

January 28, 1904

Charles Cogansparger, of Sugar Ridge, near Overton, committed suicide early last Sunday morning by shooting himself with a revolver. He had been troubled with insomnia for some time and became very nervous and depressed.

 

Daniel interviewed a descendant about these matters. Here is what Daniel reports:

It is said that several members of the family have committed suicide in the past. Charles left a wife and four children Yes; he was George's son. Charles' older brother, Josiah, died at Gettysburg. George, the father, died in 1870. There is in fact a family bible in existence which is owned by Charles' grandson Russell who lives in Elmira NY and is about 80 years old. Unfortunately he is not very interested in genealogy, but was kind enough to read to me over the telephone the names and dates of the persons listed in the bible. Later on, he was able to arrange for me to obtain scans, which you can see at The Cogansparger Family Bible.

After he died, Alice, the widow of Charles, remarried.

Alice Cogansparger

Home in 1900: Franklin, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Age:    31 

Estimated birth year: 1869 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Relationship to head-of-house: Wife 

Occupation:    View Image

Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Franklin, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1382; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 20.

 

Alice remarried to George BARNES and had another child named Galin Barnes in 1909. Note the spelling of Galin is the exact way it is recorded on the census.

 

Nov 4 1886 - Reporter Journal

Cogansparger, Charles - Le Roy

Married Oct 20 - Elmira, NY by Rev Wm T. Henry

Crofut, Miss Alice E – East Canton, PA ...illegible handwriting but I deciphered by process of elimination! She lived in East Canton., PA

 

Wed Feb 3, 1904 - Wyalusing Rocket, X Brad Star Thurs Jan 28, 1904

Cogansparger, Charles, suicide

 

    

Children of Charles Cogansparger and Alice Crofut are:

      42          i.   Robert Frank4 Cogansparger, born April 1890 in Leroy, PA (LDS April 24, 1889); died August 31, 1966 in If this is the right one on Social security.  He married Ethel April 10, 1924 in (LDS DATA); born November 19, 1900; died May 1985 in

 

These should be the right people found in Social Security data.

Name:    Robert Cogansparger

Last Residence: 71170 Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States of America

Born:    24 Apr 1888

Died:    Aug 1966

State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951)

 

                         Ethel Cogansparger

Last Residence: 71101 Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States of America

Born:    19 Nov 1900

Died:    May 1985

State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951)

 

43  ii. Julia Maude Cogansparger, born August 17, 1895 in Franklindale, PA (LDS DATA); died December 07, 1968.  She married John Kolanda * December 29, 1919 in Elmira, New York; born in PA he was from Ralston, PA.
* Editor's Note: In November 2010, Robert "Bob" Kolanda, their grandson, contacted us with the following information:

I remember Julia Cogansparger Kolanda well; she was a fine lady. My branch moved to Colorado in 1963. Alice had eight children ...Edward, Richard, Arthur, Alan, Robert (my father) John, Dorothy and Esther. Unfortunately, she was very frail due to contracting polio and probably from having those eight children. I have also heard from my father but never substantiated that there was another boy Joseph who died soon after birth.
I actually found the Kolanda family link on Geneology.com under the Timothy Meyer Family Tree. My mother is listed as Julia (unknown), which I will soon get that corrected in that tree.
I can remember several family reunions in Pennsylvania when I was young...thanks again.

 

Julia Cogansparger

Age in 1910: 14 

Estimated birth year: 1895

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Home in 1910: MCNETT TWP, LYCOMING, Pennsylvania

Race:    White 

Gender:    Female 

Year:    1910 

 

 

Jan 8 1920 - Thursday - Brad Star

Kolanda, John - Ralston

Married December 29 in Elmira, New York

Cogansparger, Miss Julia - Canton

 

+    44         iii.   Llewellyn Walter Cogansparger, born July 20, 1893 in PA; died August 1972.

      45         iv.   Catherine Mildred Cogansparger, born September 03, 1899.

 

Daniel recorded the data from the Cogansparger family bible, Catherine and Mildred are the same person, when their father committed suicide in 1904 the kids where dispersed around.

 

 

     16.  Margaret Jane3 Kohersparger (Henry (Heinrich)2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born May 1850, and died 1909.  She married Elliott H Cook About 1874 in Married 26 years in 1900; they had 6 children, 5 living and one deceased.  He was the son of Mr. Cook and Susan Fairchild.  He was born May 1837 in Of, Hanover Twp, Morris, New Jersey, and died 1907.

Burials were in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.

 

Cook, Elliott 1837 - 1907 Margaret J., his wife 1850 - 1909

Tioga Point Cemetery Athens, PA listings

 

Name:    Elliot H Cook

Home in 1900: Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Age:    63 

Estimated birth year: 1837 

Birthplace:    New Jersey 

Race:    White 

Relationship to head-of-house: Head 

Occupation:    View Image

Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1382; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 9.

 

 Household: 1880 Census Place La Porte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Elliot COOK   Self-M   Male   W   42   NJ   Wagon Maker   NJ   NJ 

 Margaret COOK   Wife   M   Female   W   30   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 Frankie COOK   Son   S   Male   W   5   PA      NJ   PA 

 Leon COOK   Son   S   Male   W   2   PA      NJ   PA 

 Lena COOK   Dau   S   Female   W   2   PA      NJ   PA 

 

   Elliott Cook

Age in 1870: 33 

Estimated Birth Year: 1836

Birthplace:    New York 

Home in 1870: Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania

Race:    White 

Gender:    Male 

Post Office: Laporte 

 Year:    1870 

 

Children of Margaret Kohersparger and Elliott Cook are:

+    46          i.   Frank H (Frankie)4 Cook, born May 24, 1874; died December 09, 1959 in Sayre, PA.

      47          ii.   Lena Cook, born April 08, 1878.

 

Leon and Lena seem to have been twins. It looks like that Leon died in the great Influence Epidemic of 1919.

 

 

+    48         iii.   Leon Cook, born April 08, 1878 in April 1878 by 1900 census; died February 23, 1919.

      49         iv.   Burt Cook, born February 1882.

      50         v.   Thomas D Cook, born August 1885.

      51         vi.   Child Cook

 

1900 census records she had one child deceased

 

     17.  Eliza Angeline3 Kohersparger (Henry (Heinrich)2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born May 15, 1857, and died March 21, 1899 in PA or March 22 by obit.  She married (2) William H Heim Aft. 1880.  He was born May 15, 1855, and died February 07, 1929.  Burials were in the Mountain Ash Cemetery, LaPorte, PA,

 

Mrs. William HEIM, of Laporte, died March 22nd, aged 42 years. The funeral and interment was March 24th. Deceased leaves a husband and family, cause of death was la grippe.

 

The Sullivan Review
Feb. 13, 1929
(Contributed)

William Henry Heim died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Brown at Rushville, N.Y. February 7 after a long illness. He was 73 years, eight months and 20 days old.
The deceased was born at Sunbury, Pa., and grew to manhood there. He moved to Sullivan Co, when in early manhood and conducted a stage business from Muncy to Laporte. It was while driving stage that he met the lady he married though she preceded him in death 32 years ago.
After the railroad supplanted the stagecoach, Mr. Heim went into the tannery business and was foreman in many departments. He went to Powell from Laporte after the Laporte tannery shut down 24 years ago, and was leather dryer in the Powell tannery.
Seven years ago he went to New York State to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Brown.
The funeral services were held at Laporte, Pa on Saturday, February 9.
Mr. Heim leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Harris of Powell and Mrs. Charles Brown of Rushville, N.Y; three sons, Delroy H. of Punxsutawney, Pa, Leo C. of Sayre, and George D. of Fort Hamilton, N.Y.

 

From the Mountain Ask Cemetery listing all the Heim families: a complete listing can be found here http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/churches/MtAsh.htm

 

Heim, Eliza A.

 May 15, 1857

 March 21, 1899

 Same stone as W.H. & Grace U. Heim

 

 Heim, Ernest E.

 1910

 1968

 

 Heim, Eugene A.

 August 22, 1951

 

 Heim, Grace U.

 May 11, 1885

 May 2, 1892

 Child of Wm. & Eliza A. Heim; same stone as W.H & Eliza A. Heim

 

Heim, Joseph E. Jr.

 July 13, 1924

 November 13, 1996

 Lt. US Navy WWII Korea

 

Heim, Kenneth E.

 1907

 1981

 

Heim, W.H.

 May 15, 1855

 February 7, 1929

 Same stone as Eliza A. & Grace U. Heim

 

 

Household: 1880 Census Place Atchison City, Atchison, Kansas

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 William HEIM   Self   S   Male   W   25   PA   Clerk on RR   PA   PA 

 D. SWARTWOOD   Other   S   Male   W   26   NY   Clerk on RR   NY   NY  

 Alwin HERTING   Other   W   Male   W   49   PRUSSIA   Surgeon   PRUSSIA   PRUSSIA 

 Anthony MYER   Other   S   Male   W   24   SWIT   Clerk In Store   SWIT   SWIT 

 

1920 census after his Elizabeth had gone

Name:    William H Heim

Age:    64 years 

Estimated birth year: 1855

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920: Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania

 Roll:    T625_1611 

Page:    9B 

ED:    131 

Image:    0814 new wife Daisy and two more children

 

Child of Eliza Angeline Kohersparger is:

+    52          i.   Delroy4 Kohersparger/Heim, born March 22, 1877 in PA by death California death list 1979 by census; died January 12, 1946 in Los Angeles California.

    

Children of Eliza Kohersparger and William Heim are:

      53          i.   Grace U4 Heim, born May 11, 1885; died May 02, 1892.

Burial: Mountain Ash Cemetery, LaPorte, PA, same stone as Eliza A and Grace

 

      54          ii.   George D Heim, born January 1899.  He was single and was employed by the rail road

 

                        George D Heim

Age:    21 years 

Estimated birth year: 1898

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920: Standing Stone, Bradford, Pennsylvania

 

       54a  a daughter married to Floyd Harris of Powell, PA

       54b  a daughter married to Charles Brown of Rushville, New York

       54c a son named Leo C Heim of Athens, PA

 

 

21.     Hannah3 Dohm (Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born June 28, 1863 in LaPorte, PA, and died July 01, 1933.  She married George Philip Karge, April 18, 1881 son of Nicholas Karge and Rozenna Dudicum.  He was born September 18, 1857 in Towanda, PA, and died June 07, 1949.  Burial were in the Friedens (Peace) Cemetery, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Peace Cemetery listing: http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/churches/PeaceCemetery.htm

 

The Sullivan Review
July 5, 1933

Mrs. Hannah Dohm Karge, died Saturday, July 1st at her home at Ringdale at the age of 70 years.

She is survived by her husband, and the following children; Mrs. Emma Hess of Muncy Valley; Charles W. Karge, Fred G. Karge of Cherry township; Frank Karge of Rochester; Mrs. Ida Pratt of Syracuse; John Karge of Sunbury; Walter Karge at home; Ernest Karge of Chicago and Mrs. Agnes Hunsinger of this place.
Also three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Wood of Sayre and Mrs. J.E. Borton of Satterfield and Mrs. Emma Zaner of Sayre.

Funeral services were held at her late home Wednesday with a further service in Peace church. Interment in the Peace cemetery. Rev. W.H. Fehr, pastor, officiated.

 

 

Streby's History of Sullivan County

George Karge was born at Towanda. He is a son of Nicholas Karge, a native of Hessen, Germany, who came to America, locating at Towanda about 1855; while there he married Rozenna Dudicum, a native of Wertemberg, Germany. About 1857 they located on the farm near Ringdale now owned by George Karge. Mr. Karge has held many important township offices. He married Hanna Dohm in 1880. She was a daughter of Peter Dohm, a native of Bavaria, Germany, who came to Laporte Township about 1864 and ten years later located near Satterfield. He married Katharine Kokensparger of Laporte. To Mr. and Mrs. George Karge have been born: Emma, Charles, Fred, Frank, Ida, John, Walter, Earnest, and Arthur.

 

George Karge Endorsed Naturalization, the following data was found regarding this act:

ID: I3706

Name: George KARGE

Given Name: George

Surname: Karge

Sex: M

Reference Number: 3706

Event: Note 14 Dec 1891

Note: Endorsed Naturalization Petition of Henry Exley, born in Germany.

Event: Note 19 Sep 1892

Note: Endorsed Naturalization Petition of Henry Waldeck, born in Germany.

Change Date: 2 Jun 2000 at 13:54

Father: Nicholas KARGE b: 1831 in Hesse (Hesse-Darmstadt) GER

 

1920 census

George P Karge

Age:    62 years 

Estimated birth year: 1857

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920: Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania

 

1930 census he was in Nordmont village where they lived next door to Henry Karge

Arthur, Hannah Walter and a sister Mrs. Harriet Wood who is 75 years young with them

 

Children of Hannah Dohm and George Karge are:

      55          i.   Arthur L4 Karge, born September 20, 1902.  He died July 4, 1931 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.

The Sullivan Review

July 8, 1931

 

Arthur Karge of Ringdale died Saturday, July 4th in the Packer hospital at Sayre. The cause of death was an acute affection of the kidneys.

Mr. Karge was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Karge. He was born September 20th, 1902.

Besides his parents three sisters, Mrs. Emma Hess of Muncy Valley, Mrs. Ida Pratt of Rochester, Mrs. Agnes Hunsinger of Cherry Township, and six brothers

Ernest Karge of Chicago, John Karge of Sunbury, Frank Karge of Rochester, Charles W. Karge of Cherry Township, Fred G. Karge of Dushore and Walter

Karge at home, also nineteen nieces and nephews survive. Funeral service was held Tuesday morning at Peace church with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Rev. W.H. Fehr officiated.

 

Their children, not necessarily in order of birth.

+    56          ii.   Emma Caroline Karge, born in Ringdale, Sullivan County; died April 12, 1973 in Muncy, Pennsylvania in her home age 91.

      57         iii.   Frank Henry Karge born August 29, 1886, died June 18, 1964

+    58         iv.   Charles William Karge, born May 19, 1883; died May 09, 1955

      59         v.   Frederick George Karge, born August 16, 1884 and died June 25, 1948

      60         vi.   Ida E Karge, born October 29, 1888. She died October 20, 1981 at the Dar-way Nursing Home in Estella, Pa. Sullivan County, PA

 

The Sullivan Review

October 22, 1981

 

Ida E. Pratt, 92, of Dushore, died on October 20, 1981 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella.

Mrs. Pratt was born October 29, 1888 in Ringdale, the daughter of the late George P. and Hannah Dohm Karge of Ringdale. She and her husband, Roy were

engaged in the farming industry in Rochester, NY. For the greater part of their lives. After Mr. Pratt's death in 1948 she resumed her Practical nursing occupation

and was a traveling companion to senior citizens until her retirement in 1963.

She resided with her sister, Agnes Hunsinger, until her sister’s death.

She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, Dushore.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1948; seven brothers, Charles W. Frederick G. H. Frank, John A., Walter C., Ernest L. and Arthur L. Karge; two

sisters, Emma C. Hess and Agnes F. Hunsinger. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter (Helen) Karge.

Funeral and committal services will be held today, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. in Zion Chapel, Dushore, with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in the Peace Cemetery, Dushore RD, at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call at Zion Lutheran Chapel on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that all donations and contributions be given to the Peace Cemetery Association in care of Ralph Karge, president, RD 2,

Dushore, PA.

 

+    61        vii.   John Andrew Karge, born August 22, 1891; died June 30, 1965.

      62       viii.   Walter Clarence Karge born October 5, 1894 and died May 13, 1959

      63         ix.   Agnes Frances Karge, born February 13, 1897, died February 20, 1973

      64         x.   Ernest Leo Karge, born May 12, 1899 in Sullivan County, PA; died June 29, 1970 in New Rochelle, IL. He married Josephine Lovig, whose parents were Norwegian by birth, about 1923, according to the Federal census for Chicago in 1930. She was born May 18, 1897 in Illinois, and died on Jaunary 11, 1955 in Chicago. They had a daughter, Patricia Arlene Karge, born May 27, 1927 and died April 15, 1975. Ernest is living at home with his family of origin in 1910 in Laporte, PA in the Federal census for that year. In 1920, the Federal census for Chicago shows him as a lodger working in "construction". By 1930, the Federal census for the same city shows him married and working as a salesman for a bakery. He is believed to have remarried to "Mary _______", after the death of his first wife, Josephine, in an automobile accident. His second wife is known to have survived him.

      64 a      xi    Arthur Lawrence Karge born September 20, 1902 and died July 4, 1931.

 

22.     Frank3 Dohm (Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born June 18, 1858 in La Porte Twp, Sullivan Co., Pennsylvania. He died November 18, 1909.  He married Augusta Rinebold, daughter of Anthony Rinebold.  She was born December 1845 in near Sattersfield, Pennsylvania. Burials were in the Peace Cemetery

 

The Sullivan Review
Nov. 25, 1909

Frank Dohm of Cherry Township died on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the age of 51 years 7 months and 20 days. He was born March 28, 1858.
A wife and family survive.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. A. Bachofer officiating.
Interment was made in Peace cemetery

    

Child of Frank Dohm and Augusta Rinebold is:

+    65          i.   Elizabeth Mae4 Dohm, born 1885 in Dohm's Summit, Sattersfield, near Dushore, Pennsylvania; died 1974.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH" BESSY" MAE DOHM from Ernie Hatton:

Augusta Rinebold was not the mother of Elizabeth. Her mother abandoned the family at childbirth and Augusta is the only mother she knew. Because Augusta raised her and her mother is not known I have placed her as the child of Augusta, as certainly she is the real mother in every sense of the word. However, I thought it necessary to explain because newspaper clippings list Augusta as the mother because she immediately became so. A copy of the newspaper article reads; "Frank Dohm" ( Date of article, 13 May 1976) was born in La Porte township, in 1858. His father, Peter Dohm, was a native of Germany, and came to America, being one of the early settlers of La Porte Township. Mr. Dohm owns a farm near Sattersfield, ( note was Dohm's Summit ), and is engaged in farming and dairying. In 1885 Mr. Dohm married Augusta Rinebold, who was born in Germany in 1847, She was a daughter of Anthony Rinebold, who came from Germany and settled on the farm now owned by Mr. Dohm. To Mr. and Mrs. Dohm have been born one daughter, Bessie. (Bessie’s real mother left immediately for California.) On April 21, 2000 I received a copy of the Dohm family history compiled by Sharon and July Dohm 1682-1984. There is very little in that report that contributes to the research that I have already completed, but there is a possible clue regarding Bessie. Many of the Dohm family members moved to Jasper, Illinois. I think it is very possible that Bessie was the daughter of a younger Dohm and was left to be raised by Frank and Augusta. I have also studied the Rinebold history, which has Bessie as the daughter of Augusta and Frank, but it is agreed that there isn't any proof. The important point is that she was, no doubt, a Dohm and most likely her mother left for Illinois with other family members, or more likely joined them. It is stated that her mother went West. At that time Illinois would be west. California may have been the wish, but they, apparently, settled for Illinois.

 

 

     23.  Emma3 Hopkins (Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born April 22, 1858, and died April 09, 1933.  She married George Franklin Suber About October 1882, son of Benjamin Suber and Caroline Hoffa.  He was born May 21, 1856, and died December 17, 1926.  Burials were in the Thrashers Cemetery, Dushore, PA

 

 

19 Oct. 1882 Sullivan Review

George SUBER and Miss Emma HOPKINS, of Cherry, were married a short time ago.

 

*Note from Tina Pastusic: “ Emma Hopkins Suber had an identical twin sister (Euphamie) who married John McCarroll (no children); it was so hard to tell them apart if you had not seen them in awhile.  She lived 5 years longer than Emma and had no children. Note also that George and Emma Hopkins Suber also had twin daughters, Euphamie and Annabele. Moreover, to tie the family threads closer, Euphamie and another sister, Cora, married brothers named Adams.

 

The Sullivan Review

April 12, 1933

 

Mrs. Emma Suber, widow of George Suber of Cherry township, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Basley at Colley, following an illness of two weeks at the age of 75 years.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fred Adams of Mehoopany, Mrs. John Hurst of Mildred and Mrs. Arthur Basley of Colley and ten grandchildren.  Also four sisters, Mrs. John A. McCarroll, a twin sister, of Colley, Mrs. Jackson Everett of Lehighton, Mrs. Elmer Weaver of Muncy and Mrs. W.L. Johnson of Lopez and two brothers, Mahlon Hopkins of Rochester and Clinton Hopkins of Forksville.

Funeral service was held from the home of Arthur Basley at Colley, Wednesday morning, with a further service in Zion Lutheran church at Dushore, Rev. W.H. Fehr, officiated.  Interment was in the family plot in Zion Evangelical Lutheran cemetery.

 

1880 census Emma HOPKINS She was living with the Benjamin Suber family as a servant

Age:    22

Estimated birth year:    <1858>

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania

Occupation:    Servant

Relationship to head-of-household: Something other than a direct relationship

Home in 1880: Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania

Marital status: Single

Race:    White

Gender:    Female

Father's birthplace: PA

Mother's birthplace: PA

Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1195; Family History Film: 1255195; Page: 604A; Enumeration District: 231; Image: 0821.

 

George F Suber 1900 census

Home in 1900: Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania

Age:    44 

Estimated birth year: 1856 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Relationship to head-of-house: Head 

Occupation:    View Image

Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1487; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 61.

 

You can read more about the Suber family on the “The descendents of George Franklin Suber page”

http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/settlers/settlers12/GeorgeSuber.htm there is even a photo of Elizabeth on he very bottom.

 

 

The Sullivan Review

December 22, 1926

 

George F. Suber died Friday, December 17, at this home in Cherry Township following an illness of several months at the age of 70 years, six months and 26 days.

His wife and four daughters, Mrs. Fred Adams, and Mrs. Wesley Adams, of Mehoopany, Mrs. Arthur Basley of Elmira and Miss Annabelle at home survive Mr. Suber.

Funeral service was held Monday morning in Zion Lutheran church at Dushore.  Interment was made in the Thrasher cemetery.

 

George Franklin Suber born May 21, 1856; died December 17, 1926

Married Emma Hopkins on August 5, 1882 (reported in October 19, 1882 issue of the Sullivan Review).

 

    

Children of Emma Hopkins and George Suber are:

      66          i.   Infant4 Suber, born 1883; died 1883.

                         Burial: the Thrashers Cemetery, Dushore, PA

+    67          ii.   Cora Caroline Suber, born December 23, 1884 in PA; died October 26, 1970.

      68         iii.   Mary Suber, born About 1886; died March 15, 1887.

      69       iv Benjamin Jacob Suber, born May 30, 1886; died October 14, 1902. Buried in the he Thrashers Cemetery, Dushore, PA

 

 

The Sullivan Review

October 1902

 

Benjamin Suber, a sixteen year-old son of George Suber, of Cherry township, was so badly injured in the Bernice mines on Saturday evening last that he died at the Sayre hospital where he had been taken for treatment, on Tuesday morning.  He was driving, and in attempting to “sprag” a wheel missed and was caught between the car and the side of the gangway.  His back was broken between the shoulder blades and the spinal cord nearly severed; one of is legs was also broken, his head badly cut and his body terribly bruised.  His body was brought to this place Tuesday noon and taken to his father’s home.  The funeral will be held at the Lutheran Church Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, with interment at Thrasher’s cemetery.

 

+    70         v.   Euphamie Suber, born March 23, 1891; died January 21, 1933.

      71         vi.   Annabella Suber, born March 23, 1891; died November 07, 1957.  She married John H Hurst April 18, 1928; born November 01, 1879; died August 18, 1955. Burials were in the Thrashers Cemetery, Dushore, PA

 

The Sullivan Review

November 7, 1957

 

Mrs. Annabelle Hurst of Mildred, widow of John Hurst, died Thursday morning at the Stopyra Nursing home, Dushore, after a long illness.  She was born in Dushore, Dec. 19, 1891, the daughter of George and Emma Hopkins Suber.

                         Mrs. Hurst was a member of Trinity Lutheran church, Mildred.

                         Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cora Adams, Mehoopany, and Mrs. Alice Basley, St. Petersburg, Florida and several nieces and nephews.

                         Funeral services will be held from the Holcombe Funeral home Saturday, November 9, at 2 o’clock, with her pastor, the Rev. H. Joseph Slusser

                         Officiating.  Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran cemetery.

                         Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening.

 

 

The Sullivan Review

August 18, 1955

 

John H. Herst,* 75, of Mildred, died at his home this Thursday morning following a short illness.

                        Mr. Herst was a native of Fall Brook, Pa., where he was born November 1, 1879, a son of Moses and Christina Foulker Herst.  He was a

                        member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred.

                        He had been a resident of the Mildred community for many years.  Formerly he had been employed in the Bernice mines, but for a number of

                        year shad been retired.

                        His widow, Annabel, is his only immediate survivor.

                        The funeral will be Monday afternoon from the Holcombe Funeral Home.  Services will be at 2:30 o’clock at the funeral home, Pastor Charles A.

                        Souders officiating.  Burial will be in Zion Lutheran cemetery.

                        Friends may call at the Funeral home Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon and evening.

 

+    72        vii.   Alice Elizabeth Suber, born July 03, 1898; died August 10, 1984.

 

     28.  Ernestina3 Hopkins (Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born June 1865 in PA.  She married Jackson G. Everett, son of George Everett and Julia A.  He was born October 1862 in Monroe County, PA.

Carbon Advocate
Lehighton, PA
July 1884

MARRIED. EVERETT-HOPKINS--On July 9th, 1884, at the residence of Mr. McDaniel, Packerton, by the Rev. B. F. Powell, Jackson Everett and Miss Ernestina Hopkins.Same date.

 

Jackson Everett

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863

Age in 1870: 7 

Birthplace: Pennsylvania 

Home in 1870: Chestnut Hill, Monroe, Pennsylvania

Race:    White 

Gender:    Male 

Post Office: Stormville 

Year:    1870 

 

 Jackson Everett 1910 census

Age in 1910: 47 

Estimated birth year: 1862

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Home in 1910: 3-WD LEHIGHTON BORO, CARBON, Pennsylvania

Race:    White 

Gender:    Male 

 Year:    1910 

Jackson G Everett

Home in 1900: Lehighton, Carbon, Pennsylvania

Age:    37 

Estimated birth year: 1863 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Relationship to head-of-house: Head 

Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Lehighton, Carbon, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1390; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 16.

 

    

Children of Ernestina Hopkins and Jackson Everett are:

      73          i.   Hattie4 Everett, born February 1885.

      74          ii.   Maurice Everett, born November 1887.

      75         iii.   Ruth Everett, born March 1890.

      76         iv.   Russell Everett, born July 1896.

 

30.     Arminta Elizabeth3 Hopkins (Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born April 14, 1869 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA), and died May 27, 1935 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA).  She married Elmer L. Weaver About 1885 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA), son of Barnhart Weaver.  He was born June 11, 1853 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA), and died December 04, 1940 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania.  Burials were in the McEwensville, Northumberland, Pennsylvania

 

Elmer had been previously married to Eliza McNeal (1852- March 23, 1882). They were the parents of two children: Elmer Lloyd and Alvin Weaver.

 

The Sullivan Review

May 29, 1935

 

Mrs. Elmer Weaver of Turbotville passed away Monday morning May 27, after a brief illness of two weeks through which she suffered a stroke on Mother’s Day.

She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Hopkins and was born and raised on what is known as the Hopkins farm near Lopez. For a number of years after her marriage she resided in Cherry Township on what is known as the Weaver homestead.

Mrs. Weaver is survived by three daughters: Mrs. R. B. Atkins of Montgomery; Mrs. John Craven of Williamsport; Mrs. Hartford Rosbach, of Estella; four sons: Walter Weaver at home; Kenneth Weaver of Elmira; Lloyd Weaver of Waverly; and Ira Weaver of Muncy; also three sisters, Mrs. J. Everett of Lehighton Mrs. John A. McCarroll of Colley, and Mrs. W.L. Johnson of Lopez, and two brothers, Clinton Hopkins of Forksville and Mahlon Hopkins of Rochester.

Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from her late home. Her internment was in the cemetery at McEwensville.

 

The Sullivan Review

December 11, 1940

 

Elmer L. Weaver died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raymond Atkins, at Montgomery, Wednesday afternoon, December 4th, after a short illness at the age of 88 years.

Mr. Weaver was born in Cherry township, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart Weaver, and for a number of years he has made his home at Watsontown, R.D., until the death of his wife about five years ago, and since that time he has lived with his daughter at Montgomery.

Mr. Weaver was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of this place.

Mr. Weaver is survived by four sons, Lloyd of Waverly; Walter, Elimsport; Kenneth, Alvira; Ora, Muncy; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Atkins of Montgomery, and Edna Rosbach of Estella; two brothers, Fred and Nathan C. Weaver of Cherry township, and one sister, Mrs. Dell Tuttle of Philipsburg.

Funeral service was held at the Grittner Funeral Home, Turbotville, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. The Rev. Adam Bingaman, Brick Church, officiated. Interment in the McEwensville cemetery

 

Census Place Cherry, Sullivan, Pennsylvania 1880 census, Elmer with his first wife

 Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Elmer W. WEAVER   Self   M   Male   W   27   PA   Lumberman   PA   PA 

 Mary E. WEAVER   Wife   M   Female   W   29   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 Elmer L. WEAVER   Son   S   Male   W   3   PA      PA   PA 

 

 

Children of Arminta Hopkins and Elmer Weaver are:

      77          i.   Flora Mabel4 Weaver, born May 1886 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA); died About 1965.

      78          ii.   Walter Cleveland Weaver, born May 22, 1887 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA); died November 12, 1949 in Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania.

 

 

The Sullivan Review

November 24, 1949

 

Walter Weaver of Muncy passed away on Saturday, November 12th of a heart attack, at the age of 62 years, at the home of Henry Fogleman of Muncy R.D.

                         Mr. Weaver was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O. Weaver who were formerly of Cherry Township before moving to Muncy.

He is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Lloyd Weaver of Waverly; Kenneth and Ora of Muncy; Mrs. Raymond Atkins of Montgomery; Mrs. Hartford Rosbach of Forksville RD.

Interment was in the cemetery at McEwensville.

 

+    79         iii.   Hattie Janette Weaver, born April 13, 1889 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA); died March 27, 1927 in PA.

      80         iv.   Kenneth O Weaver, born February 1895 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA); died 1982.

      81         v.   Esther Weaver, born About 1897 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA); died November 29, 1939 in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania.  She married John Craven.

 

The Sullivan Review

December 6, 1939

 

Mrs. Esther Cravin, wife of John Cravin, died Wednesday November 29th at the Williamsport hospital following an illness of a few days.

                         She is survived by her husband and aged father, Elmer Weaver, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Atkins of Williamsport; Mrs. Edna Rosbach of Elkland

                         Township; three brothers, Walter, Kenneth and Ora Weaver of Williamsport. Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at  a                   

                         funeral parlor at Turbotville.  Interment in the cemetery at McEwensville.

                         Those who attended the funeral from this vicinity were:  Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Weaver and family, Mrs. N.C. Weaver, Mr. and Mrs. Milton

                         Weaver of Cherry Township, Mrs. John Hurst of Mildred, Mrs. William L. Johnson of Lopez, Mr. and Mrs. Hartford Rosbach of Elkland          

                          Township and Mrs. Rex. Rosbach of Forksville.

 

      82         vi.   Ruth Ethel Weaver, born 1898 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA); died 1982 in PA.  She married Raymond B Atkins.

      83        vii.   Ora Weaver, born 1905; died 1985.

+    84       viii.   Edna Weaver, born 1907 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA); died 1987.

 

     33.  Matilda Jane3 Kisner (Elizabeth (Betsey)2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born January 16, 1861 by a family accepted data but from new data found in a the baptism papers we find December 15, 1859, and died May 14, 1900 in PA 39 years 4 months 29 days.  She married Martin Joseph (Eberlin) Eberly 1878 in PA by Rev. Lewis Smith.  He was born April 10, 1851, and died April 29, 1899 in PA of Cancer of the bowels. Burials were in the St. John's Cemetery; Wilmot, PA.

 

BIRTH / BAPTISM / CONFIRMATION RECORDS from Linda Way Puterbaugh

 

Certificate of Birth & Baptism

The birth/baptism record of Matilda Jane Kisner: According to this, she was b 15 Dec 1859 and baptized 1 Jan 1861 by Rev C.L. ERLE. 

To these two parents, as
Hiram Kisner and his Wife Elizabeth
A daughter of George J. Cokesperger
was born a daughter on the 15th day of December 1859.
This child was born in Sullivan County, in the state of Pennsylvania in North America, was baptized on the 1st day of January 1861 by the Rev. C.L.* Erle and received the
name of Matilda Jane.

Witnesses present at the Act of Baptism:
William Kisner and his Wife

*Rev. Erle's initials may have been "C.S." /lp

 

Joseph Martin Eberlin, s/o Joseph Eberle & Katharina *Myer
born 10 Apr 1851
bapt 18 May 1851 by Pastor Carl L Erle

confirmed Martin Joseph Eberlin 13 May 1866 by Carl L Erle, Pastor of St
Johan's Church, Wilmot Twp, Bradford County
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Matilda Jane Kisner, d/o Hiram & Elizabeth (Cokesperger) Kisner
born 15 Dec 1859
bapt   1 Jan 1861 by Rev. C.L. Erle
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

1) Ella Bertha Eberlin, child of Martin Eberlin & his wife Matilda
born 14 Jun 1881
bapt 11 Sep 1881 by Rev R.S. Wagner

confirmed Ella Bertha Eberlin on 27 Oct 1894; St John's congregation; by
Jno W Klingler, Pastor
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

2) Ernest Joseph Eberlin, child of Martin Eberlin & his wife, Matilda
born 19 Jun 1883
bapt 16 Sep 1883 by Rev R.S. Wagner, Pastor of St John's Lutheran Church

confirmed Ernest J. Eberlin on 15 Oct 1898; St John's Congregation; Jno
W Klingler, Pastor
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

3) Annie Melizia Eberlin, child of Martin J. Eberlin and his wife,
Matilda Eberlin, nee Kisner
born 7 May 1889
bapt 28 Jul 1889 by S. Wenrich, Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church

confirmed Anna Malizzie Eberly on 21 Oct 1905; St John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church; William H Kline, Pastor
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

*When Joseph married Katharina Meier, his surname was spelled Eberle.
Katharina/Catharine's surname has also appeared as Meyer and Moyer.  Her
sister, Mary's, was spelled Mayer when she married David Frey.

Note Annie Melizia and Anna Malizzie.  It would seem that she was named
for Joseph Martin's sister, Hannah Malizzie, on the only document that
lists Hannah's name.

 

Daily Review

May 1900

 

Mrs. Matilda J. Eberlin departed this life at her home at Norconk, Wilmot Township, on Monday, May 14, 1900, Matilda Jane Eberlin, wife of the late Martin J. Eberlin, who passed over into the great beyond May 1, 1899. The deceased was aged 40 years, and was a victim of that dreaded disease consumption. She left three children, an aged father and several brothers and hosts of friends to mourn her death.

Interment took place in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, which was in sight of her home, on Thursday, May 17. The funeral was very largely attended. Twelve pallbearers carried her last remains to her last resting place from her home, where she was laid to rest by the side of her husband. She was a devoted and consistent member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. John W. Klinger of Dushore, her pastor, officiated and delivered an able and touching sermon.

The deceased was born in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, in 1860, and was a daughter of Hiram Kisner. She received the rite of holy baptism in her infancy by the Rev. C.L. Early, and was confirmed according to the rites of the Lutheran church in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, in 1872, by the Rev. Henry B. Strodach, and was united in holy wedlock with Martin J. Eberlin in 1878, by the Rev. Lewis Smith. The deceased was one of those rare personalities who seem to diffuse about them a sort of love compelling atmosphere, which few can resist that come within the charming circle of its influence.

 

" None knew her but to love her.

None named her but to praise"

 

Although conscious of the approaching death, which was to sever the tenderest of human ties and deprive her children of fond mother's love and guidance, she was nevertheless enabled to meet death's merciless advance with marvelous fortitude and resignation, testifying to the last her abiding faith in God's infinite goodness and a Christian hope of a blissful immortality. The church of which she was an exemplary member and the social circle enlivened by her presence lose much by her untimely demise. To the bereaved family, which now only consists of three children, the loss is an irreparable one. To this tearful group around the desolate hearthstone of there once happy home, the sympathy of the entire community have gone forth with a depth and sincerity seldom ever witnessed.


Family of Joseph Martin and Matilda Jane (Kisner) Eberlin
Children: Annie between parents, Ella and Ernest in rear
Taken About 1894 in Dushore, PA

Courtesy of Linda Way Puterbaugh
Enhanced by Amanda Brotzman

    

Children of Matilda Kisner and Martin Eberly are:

      85          i.   Ella B4 Eberly, born 1881; died April 04, 1907.  Burial: Saint Johns Cemetery, Wilmot, PA

 

      86          ii.   Ernest J Eberly, born 1883; died January 04, 1929.

 

The Sullivan Review

January 9, 1929

Ernest J. Eberlin, aged 45, last member of the family of Martin Eberlin, died Friday January 4 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Adams at Sugar Run, Bradford Co, Pa. Mr. Eberlin had been in poor health for several years, and since his sister Ann's death a year ago, declined rapidly. Brother and sister formerly kept house on the old Matthias Kneller place, and Ernest continued for a while to reside there alone. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, Wilmot.

Rev. W.H. Fehr officiating and Floral cross by the Tyler Mountain Klan, and other beautiful wreaths and sprays were presented by friends. A goodly representation of the Klansmen stood in full regalia around the grave to pay the last rites of honor to their deceased brother.

 

 

      87         iii.   Anna M Eberly, born 1891; died 1928.  Burial: Saint Johns Cemetery

 

     34.  Frank "Levi"3 Kisner (Elizabeth (Betsey) 2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born January 18, 1862 in Sullivan County, PA, and died December 18, 1960 in Laddsburg, PA.  He married Mary Emma Koller September 25, 1882 in Colley Twp Sullivan County, PA.  She was born 1868, and died August 22, 1944. Burials: Laddsburg Cemetery, Laddsburg, PA

 

The Towanda Daily Review

Dec. 19, 1960

 

Levi Kisner passed away Sunday at the home of his niece, Mrs. Arthur Pardoe, in Laddsburg, where he had resided for 14 years. His age was 98 and he was ill but a short time.

Mr. Kisner was born Jan. 18, 1862, in Sullivan County, the son of Hiram and Elizabeth Kisner. He lived in the Laddsburg community for 72 years, moving there from Dushore, and was highly regarded in that area. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alice Vargason of Salamanca, N.Y., and Mrs. Mary Chapman of Horseheads, N.Y.; a son Frank E. of Laddsburg; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Steele of New Albany; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Cranmer Funeral Home, New Albany, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Peterson, pastor of the New Albany Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Laddsburg cemetery.

 

Levi Kisner was found in the 1880 census a servant in the Yonkin household, under the spelling KISSNER

 

The Sullivan Review

August 24, 1944

 

Mrs. Levi Kisner, of Laddsburg, died at her home Tuesday, August 22nd at the age of 81 years. She is survived by her husband, a son Frank Kisner of Laddsburg, two daughters, Mrs. Walter Vargason of New Albany and Mrs. George Chapman of Elmira.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Vargason at New Albany

Sullivan Review and Gazette and Herald
Dushore, PA
October 01, 1924

CELEBRATE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

On September 25 1882 Rev. C. H. Mutschler, at that time pastor of the Reformed church, performed a double marriage ceremony at his home near Cherry Mills. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Kisner of Albany township and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ring of Harrisburg were united in marriage. Mrs. Ring was the oldest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Mutschler and Mrs. Kisner was a niece of Mr. Ring. Last Thursday both couples met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vargason, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kisner, and celebrated the 42nd anniversary of their marriage. This being the first time since their marriage that the two couples have met on this date.

 

Children of Frank Kisner and Mary Koller are:

+    88          i.   Frank Edward4 Kisner, born July 26, 1888 in New Albany, PA; died April 01, 1965 in Laddsburg, PA.

      89          ii.   Alice Kisner, born 1884; died 1970.

      90         iii.   Maysel Pauline Kisner, born 1891; died 1991.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

     40.  Ellen Electra4 Cogansparger (George Jackson3, George2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born September 14, 1881 in PA, and died September 26, 1960.  She married Henry Shelton Packhard July 20, 1904, son of John Packard and Lucinda Robbins.  He was born January 03, 1878, and died August 04, 1970. Burial were in the Covington Cemetery, Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

 

Joyce Tices “Sullivan-Rutland Township Project” contains information and photos on this family.

Rutland Kohensparger Family

 

Children of Ellen Cogansparger and Henry Packhard are:

      91          i.   Hawley C5 Packard, born November 26, 1905 in Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; died October 1974 in Social Security data.  He married (1) Cora Mason; born 1904; died 1952.  He married (2) Frances.  He married (3) Helen Fourgesen 1960.

Burial: Gray Cemetery, Covington Twp. Tioga County, PA

 

U.S. Social Security Death Index

 1. Hawley PACKARD - U.S. Social Security Death Index

Birth: 26 Nov 1905 State Where Number was Issued: Pennsylvania Death: Oct 1974

 

  92              ii.   Lydia Grace Packard, born February 16, 1907 in Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; died June 01, 1975 in Tripton, Melos,

                         Greece.

           93        iii.         Willard Henry Packard, born July 22, 1909 in Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; died May 09, 1998 in Social Security data.  He married Ella Viola Beals August 09, 1929; born June 07, 1910 in Richmond Twp., Tioga County, PA; died March 11, 1996 in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Ella was buried Burial: March 14, 1996, Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

 

                            Willard PACKARD  

    Birth Date: 22 Jul 1909 

    Death Date: 9 May 1998 

    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Pennsylvania

    Death Residence Localities

    ZIP Code: 16933 

    Localities:  Bungy, Tioga, Pennsylvania Canoe Camp, Tioga, Pennsylvania Cherry Flats, Tioga, Pennsylvania E Charleston, Tioga, Pennsylvania

 

           94        iv.         Lucinda Mae Packard, born March 01, 1912 in Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; died June 1990 in Social Security data.  She married Manford Brockway; born September 05, 1911 in Lawrence Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; died February 20, 1977 in Lake Wales, Florida.  Burials: Lawrenceville, Lawrence Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

 

 

Lucinda BROCKWAY  

    Birth Date: 1 Mar 1912 

    Death Date: Jun 1990 

    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Pennsylvania

 

      95         v.   Helen Sarah Packard, born October 16, 1915 in Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; died December 17, 1988 in Elmira, New

                      York.  She married Carlton Leroy Bell August 15, 1937 in Chemung, Chemung County, New York; born January 25, 1912 in Knowlesville,

                      Orleans County New York; died April 04, 1987 in Elmira, New York. Burials: Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

 

      96         vi.   Calvin Robbins Packard, born May 02, 1918 in Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; died March 03, 1993 in Williamsport, PA.  He married (1) Crystal Howey.  He married (2) Flora Mallis February 28, 1955 in Nova Scotia, Canada; born February 02, 1926 in Milos Island, Greece.  He was buried in the Gray Cemetery, Covington Township Tioga County, PA as a WWII veteran

 

Calvin was a farmer near Covington for many years. He lived on the old Packard homestead that had been the farm or Rebeckah ROSE Packard. Calvin had been in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a member of the Covington Methodist Church and VFW Post No. 4907 in Wellsboro PA..

 

       97       vii.   Dorothy Jeanette Packard, born March 22, 1922 in Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) Franklin N. Cowan;

                          born December 22, 1920; died December 1980.  She married (2) James Arthur Crowley; born 1913; died 1987.

                          Burials were in the Covington Cemetery, Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

                          James was cremated and his remains spread on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes of New York. He has a headstone in Gray Cemetery.

 

     44.  Llewellyn Walter4 Cogansparger (Charles Frank3, George2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born July 20, 1893 in PA, and died August 1972.  He married Lena O. Wetherbee September 04, 1918 in Canton by Rev H W Cadwell.  She was born July 14, 1896 in PA, and died December 20, 1990. Llewellyn was buried August 12, 1972, Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York. Lena O. Wetherbee was buried December 24, 1990, Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York

 

Draft Board for Bradford County, PA Llewellyn Walter Cogansparger

City:    Not Stated 

County:    Bradford 

State:    Pennsylvania 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania; United States of America 

Birth Date: 20 Jul 1893 

Race:    Caucasian 

Roll:    1852860 

Draft Board:    1 

 

 

1920 census Llewellyn W Cogansparger

Age:    26 years 

Estimated birth year: 1893

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920: Elmira, Chemung, New York

with the Charles Crofut family

 

Still up in Shreeveport New York 1930

Occupation: 1920 fireman, steam engine [road]

Occupation: 1930 engineer, railroad steam engine

Sources:

1900 Census, Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Franklin Township, ED20, page 236a

1920 Census, New York, Chemung County, Elmira, ED49, page 3b

1930 Census, New York, Chemung County, Southport, ED55, page 2b

 

Sep 12 Thursday 1918 - Brad Star

Cogansparger, Llewellyn

m. Sep 4 - Canton by Rev H W Cadwell

Wetherbee, Lena O. both of Canton

 

 

    Lena COGANSPARGER  

    Birth Date: 14 Jul 1896 

    Death Date: 20 Dec 1990 

    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  New York

 

Cogansparger, Leona Canton, Bradford, PA born 1896 Pennsylvania 1920 census no husband

 

Child of Llewellyn Cogansparger and Lena Wetherbee is:

+    98          i.   Russell Earl5 Cogansparger, born August 08, 1923 in Elmira, New York.

 

     46.  Frank H (Frankie) 4 Cook (Margaret Jane3 Kohersparger, Henry (Heinrich) 2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born May 24, 1874, and died December 09, 1959 in Sayre, PA.  He married Evelyn T Hinton June 06, 1899, daughter of Charles Hinton and Georgeann Clizbe.  She was born 1872, and died April 19, 1952. Burials were in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA

 

 

Tioga Point Cemetery data

Cook, Frank H. May 24, 1874 Athens, Pa.- Dec. 9, 1959 Sayre, Pa. Wife; Evelyn T. d. Apr. 19, 1952 Dau. of Charles Hinton. Married June 6, 1899 Tioga Point  

 

Frank H Cook

Age:    55

Estimated birth year: abt 1875 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Relation to head-of-house: Head 

Race:    White 

With daughter Marguerite and father Charles Ha Hinton in their Home in 1930: Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania

 

 

Frank Cook

Age:    43 years 

Estimated birth year: 1876

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

Home in 1920: Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania

 

Children of Frank Cook and Evelyn Hinton are:

      99          i.   Marguerite5 Cook, born 1910.

      100        ii.   Milton Cook, born 1902.

 

     48.  Leon4 Cook (Margaret Jane3 Kohersparger, Henry (Heinrich)2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born April 08, 1878 in April 1878 by 1900 census, and died February 23, 1919.  He married Mae. 

Tioga Point Cemetery data:

Cook, Leon Apr. 8, 1877- Feb. 23, 1919 Athens, Pa. of diabetes 

U Cook, Leon J, son of Leon and Mae 1903 - 1903

Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA

    

Child of Leon Cook and Mae is:

      101        i.   Leon J5 Cook, born 1903; died 1903. Burial: the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA

 

     52.  Delroy4 Kohersparger/Heim (Eliza Angeline3 Kohersparger, Henry (Heinrich)2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born March 22, 1877 in PA by death California death list 1979 by census, and died January 12, 1946 in Los Angeles California.  He married Sarah (Sallie) E Kemery April 19, 1900.  She was born April 1880 in PA. Buried in California probably

 

 Name:    Delroy Heim, (previously Delroy Kohensparger)

Home in 1900: Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania

Age:    20 

Estimated birth year: 1880 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Race:    White 

 Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1488; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 70.

 

Delroy H Heim

Age:    50

Estimated birth year: abt 1880 

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania 

Relation to head-of-house: Head 

Race:    White 

Home in 1930: Punxsutawney, Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Punxsutawney, Jefferson, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2047; Page: Enumeration District: 25; Image: 411.0.

 

Sources regarding Sarah Kemery

  1. 1900 Census, Pennsylvania, Sullivan County, La Porte, ED70, page 112a
  2. 1930 Census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Punxsutawney, ED 25, sheet 7a, page 205

California Death Index data:

HEIM, DELROY H

Sex:    MALE 

Birth Date: 22 Mar 1877 

Birthplace:    PENNSYLVANIA 

Death Date: 12 Jan 1946 

Death Place: LOS ANGELES 

Mother's Maiden Name: COKENSPARKER 

Father's Surname: HEIM 

 

 

Note from Daniel:

 I just confirmed it with his son Ralph Joseph, died in Whittier, LA County, CA 27 July 1986,

There we find the surname of Delroy’s wife, which is ...KEMERY

 

Delroy was a railroad worker, in 1930 a baggage man. That is how he must have come out here to LA.

 

Kemery, Sallie and Heim, Delroy H.

Newspaper April 26, 1900 Sullivan Review 

They were married April 19, 1900

 

     Children of Delroy Kohersparger/Heim and Sarah Kemery are:

      102        i.   Lewis Welvin5 Heim, born July 17, 1903; died May 07, 1989 in San Mateo, San Mateo County, California.

 

      103        ii.   Grace Bertha Heim, born March 31, 1909; died August 01, 1997 in Los Angeles California.  She married Mr. Chelie.

      104       iii.   Norman J Heim, born September 7, 1913.

      105       iv.   Sarah C Heim, born 1916.

      106       v.   Ralph Joseph Heim, born 25 July 1920 died July 27, 1986 in Whittier, LA County, California.

 

     56.  Emma C4 Karge (Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born in Ringdale, Sullivan County, and died April 12, 1973 in Pennsylvania age 91.  She married in 1906 to Howard C Hess who was born April 15, 1885. He passed April 20, 1915. He was the son of Alexander and Hattie Hess of Davidson Township, Sullivan County, PA.

 

The Sullivan Review

April 19, 1973

 

Mrs. Emma C. Hess, 91, of Muncy Valley died Thursday, April 12, 1973.

Mrs. Hess was born at Ringdale, Sullivan County, the daughter of George P. Karge and Hannah Dohm Karge. She had resided in Muncy Valley since 1918 and was highly regarded in the community.

In her early years, Mrs. Hess was a schoolteacher and later was employed as a station agent at Muncy Valley for the former Williamsport and North Branch Railroad. She served as justice of the peace for Davidson Township from 1932 to 1970 and was also registrar of vital statistics for a portion of Sullivan County, a position she still held at the time of her death.

Mrs. Hess was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore, and a charter member of the Muncy valley Fire Co, the only woman member of that company. This was in recognition accorded her for donating the land on which the fire hall was erected. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Muncy Valley Fire Co.

Her husband, Howard C. Hess, died April 20, 1915.

Surviving are four children: Kathryn, Josephine, Gertrude and Howard; two foster daughters, Mrs. Robert (Anna) Bortz of Turbotville and Mrs. Clair (Elizabeth) Robinson of Jersey Shore; a grandson; a granddaughter, Mrs. John (Judy) St. Clair, who made her home with Mrs. Hess; four great-grandchildren; nine foster grandchildren; two foster great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ida Pratt of Dushore.

Funeral services were held Monday Morning at the Muncy Valley United Methodist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Edgar R. Baker, pastor of the Muncy Valley United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Edgar C. Reed, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore. Burial was in Sonestown Cemetery

 

Children of Emma Karge and Howard Hess are:

      107        i.     Katherine L Hess born May 18, 1907 and died December 28, 1989

      108        ii.     Mariam Josephine Hess born September 4, 1909 and died February 2, 1987

      109       iii      Gertrude Hess (from the obit above).

      110       iv      Howard Hess  (from the obit above)

 

      

Linda Karge McDonald tells she also raised foster children which the family considers part of the family. She raised them from young children to adult and they all
called her Mom. That would account for the extra children in her obituary
Susan Karnish, Anna, Elizabeth and Howard.

 

58.  Charles William4 Karge (Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born May 19, 1883, and died May 09, 1955.  He married December 14, 1909 at Ringdale, Laporte Twp., Sullivan County, PA Sally Ann (Sarah) Hunsinger, daughter of Levi Hunsinger and Maria Sayman.  She was born October 10, 1880, and died July 13, 1959.

 

 

The Sullivan Review

May 12, 1955

Charles W. Karge, 71, died suddenly at his home on Dushore RD early Monday morning. Though unwell for some time, Mr. Karge had been about as usual and his death was unexpected. On Sunday he attended church services and was about during the day. Born at Ringdale on May 19, 1883, he was the son of George and Hannah Dohm Karge. Mr. Karge was a prominent farmer and was well known throughout the county. A former Cherry Township tax collector and school director, he also was a rural mail carrier in the area for a number of years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Hunsinger Karge; a son, Ralph, of Dushore RD; two daughters, Mrs. Everett Reeser of Sayre and Mrs. Francis Richley of Dushore. 16 grandchildren four brothers, Frank of Rochester, John of Sunbury, Ernest of Chicago and Walter of Ringdale; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Hess of Muncy valley, Mrs. Ida Pratt of Rochester and Mrs. Harry Hunsinger of Dushore. Prayer services were held at the Holcombe Funeral Home this afternoon at 1:45 o'clock, followed at 2 o'clock by further services at Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor Charles A. Souders officiated and burial was in Peace cemetery

 

The Sullivan Review

July 1959

Mrs. Sarah A. Karge aged 78, of Dushore RD died at her home early Monday morning after a long illness. Mrs. Karge was born Oct. 10, 1880 in Forks Township, the daughter of Levi and Mariann Sayman Hunsinger. She was a member of Zion's Lutheran Church, and is survived by twos sons, Ralph Karge of Dushore and Carl Sherman of Towanda; two daughters, Mrs. Everett Reese of Athens and Mrs. Francis Richley of Dushore 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two brother's John Hunsinger of Athens and William Hunsinger of Ithaca a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Bird of Sayre. Mrs. Karge was the widow of Charles Karge. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Holcombe funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Slusser officiating. Interment was in Peace cemetery. Pallbearers were Lewis Dieffenbach, Arthur Epler, Joseph Farrell, Arthur McMahon, Fred Sayman and Leo J. Sick.

    

Children of Charles Karge and Sally Hunsinger are:

+    111        i.   Carl5 Sherman, born August 15, 1906; died July 18, 1981; He was Sarah Ann Hunsingers child.

+    112        ii.   Ralph John Karge, born July 26, 1910 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania; died October 13, 1997 in his home near Dushore, Pennsylvania.

+    113       iii.   Fluetta Isetta Karge, born March 24, 1912 in Dushore, PA; died February 01, 1994.

      114       iv.   Lillian Genevieve Karge, born February 03, 1914; died April 25, 1920. Burial: Peace Cemetery

 

                         The Sullivan Review

April 28, 1920

Lillian G. Karge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Karge of Cherry Township, died Monday morning of pneumonia following whooping cough at the age of 6 Years.

Private funeral will be held Wednesday with interment in the Peace cemetery.

 

+    115       v.   Mildred Rebecca Karge, born April 14, 1920.

 

     61.  John Andrew4 Karge (Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born August 1891, and died June 30, 1965.  He married 1) Florence E Jacoby She was born May 13, 1893. He married second  (2) Edna.   She was his housekeeper previously.

Children of John Karge and Florence Jacoby are:

      116        i.   Leon5 Karge.

      117        ii.   Donald Karge.

      118       iii.   Eleanor Karge.

 

     65.  Elizabeth Mae4 Dohm (Frank3, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born 1885 in Dohm's Summit, Sattersfield, near Dushore, Pennsylvania, and died 1974.  She married James Blaine Potter March 13, 1909 in Dushore, PA, son of George Potter and Louisa Hartman.  He was born July 21, 1884 in Mildred, Sullivan Co., Pennsylvania, and died 1972.

Burials were in the Shepherd of the Hills Trinity Cemetery, Mildred, PA

 

The Sullivan Review

June 1, 1972

 

James Potter, 87, Greene, N.Y. formerly of Mildred died May 24, 1972 at the Binghamton General Hospital, following a heart attack.

He was the father of Carl Potter, Mildred.

Graveside services were held May 27,at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Mildred.

Services were conducted by Rev. Edgar Reed, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church

 

The Sullivan Review

December 5, 1974

 

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Potter, 89, Binghamton, N.Y., mother of Carl D. Potter, of Mildred, died November 19, 1974.

She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nathan (Kathryn) Eustis, Binghamton; four sons, Howard K. Potter, Clifford A Potter and G. Leo Potter, all of Binghamton; Herbert E. Potter, Hialeah, FL;  12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. She attended the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Binghamton. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery, Mildred, with graveside prayers by Rev. Maurice Hart of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda

 

 

 

The Sullivan Review

March 18, 1909

 

At the Evangelical parsonage on Saturday, March 13, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, Mr. James B. Potter and Miss Elizabeth Dohm, both of Mildred, were united in marriage by the pastor, Rev. H.R. Wilkes.

Accompanied by a brother and sister, the young couple drove to Dushore and were married.

After the ceremony they returned to Mildred from where they left for a wedding trip. Upon their return they will go to housekeeping in Mildred.

 

Note: Ernie Hatton brought this family forward with obituaries from Tina Pastusic.

James and Bessie were married by Reverend H.R. Wilks, Evang. Church, Dushore.

1990 Census states that James was born in N.Y.

The 8 Children of Elizabeth Dohm and James Potter are: not in birth order, I added the last 6 children from Ernie Hatton’s data.

      119        i.   Howard Kenneth5 Potter, born September 05, 1914; died May 15, 1979.

                         Burial: Shepherd of the Hills Trinity Cemetery, Mildred, PA, Private US Army

Howard had no children, never married. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and raised Beagle dogs. He managed the Moon Feed Mill in Binghamton, New York. (Ernie Hatton data)

The Sullivan Review May 17, 1979

Howard Kenneth Potter, 64, of Greene, NY, former Mildred resident, died May 15, 1979, at the General Hospital Binghamton, NY. He was born in Mildred on Sept. 5, 1914, son of the late James B. and Elizabeth Dohm Potter. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. Potter had been an employee of the Moon Feed Mill, Binghamton from which he retired six years ago due to ill health. He was a member of the Mildred American Legion McDermott Post 452. Surviving are four brothers, Carl of Mildred, Clifford and Leo of Binghamton and Herbert of Hialeah, FL; one sister Mrs. Catherine Eustis of Los Angeles, CA; several nieces and nephews.  The Rev. Maurice Hart will officiate at the funeral services to be held today, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Dushore. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery, Mildred.

+    120        ii.   Carl Donald Potter, born October 04, 1915; died September 15, 1983.

    120A      iii   Raymond J Potter, born July 29, 1910;died June 20, 1972, Johnson City, New York

                         Married Dorothy, had children Patricia, Barbara and Joan

  120 A  :  iv KATHRYN (CATHERINE) MAE POTTER, born July 18, 1912; died January 06, 1993

                married Nathan Eustis and had the following children:

i.          NATHAN ROBERT ( JR)6 EUSTIS, b. Appalachian, New York; m. CAORL LEE SHWOMEYER.

ii.        ii. ROBERTA ANN EUSTIS, died Canyon Lake, California; m. MACLOANE.

 120A  V ANNA POTTER, born 1918; died May 14, 1955 died of cancer

 

The Sullivan Review

May 26, 1955

 

Ann Potter, of 105 Mechanic Avenue, Binghamton, formerly of Mildred, died Saturday, May 14, at 4:15 a.m. at Ideal Hospital, Endicott, at the age of 36.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Potter, formerly of Mildred; a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Eustis, six brothers, Raymond, Howard, Clifford and Herbert, all of Binghamton; Carl of Mildred, Pa and Leo of San Francisco, Calif.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 17 from the Anthony R. DeMarco funeral home. The Rev. Paul J. Trischler officiated. Burial was in Riverhurst cemetery, Endicott.

 

 120A Vi CLIFFORD ARNOLD POTTER, born April 23, 1921; died April 07, 1989, Endwell, New York, buried Riverhurst Cemetery

Clifford was a Carpenter by trade. His hobbies were hunting and fishing and he collected Parker Brothers shotguns. He had quite an impressive military record having served with Company " C " 22nd. Armored Engineers, 5th. Armored Division, World War Two. He fought in five major battles and campaigns including the Battle of the Huerten Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. His two children Ronald Clifford and Rosanne Marie are twins. Married  by Rev. George C. Capet, Church of Christ.  Occupation: C.C.C. Lamps Civilian Conservation Corp.

Children of CLIFFORD POTTER and SOPHIE ENDICOTT are:

i.                    RONALD CLIFFORD6 POTTER, b. July 22, 1951, Johnson City, N.Y..

ii.                   ii. ROSEANNE MARIE POTTER, b. July 22, 1951.

iii.                  120A Vii GILBERT LEO POTTER, born February 02, 1926; died November 21, 1994, Binghamton, New York; married JANESE SEXTON, September 19, 1939.

Gilbert's hobby was Golf. He had no children. Married by Rev. Morris, St. Paul's. Served in the United States Navy WW2

 

120A Viii HERBERT ELWOOD POTTER, born December 01, 1923; died April 20, 1993, Miami, Florida

 

Herbert didn't have children. He retired from Burdines Department Store, Miami, Florida. 

Military service: US Veteran WW 2 and Korea

 

 

 

     67.  Cora Caroline4 Suber (Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born December 23, 1884 in PA, and died October 26, 1970.  She married Frederick George Adams March 03, 1908.  He was born May 11, 1881, and died February 11, 1947. Burials were in the Forkston Cemetery, Forkston, PA

 

The Sullivan Review

October 16, 1969

 

Mrs. Cora Adams, Lopez, Pa, was honored at a special Grange Meeting on Friday evening, October 3, at Forkston, PA, Wyoming Co.

Mrs. Adams has been a member of the Grange for the past 50 years.  Mrs. Ruth Fish, State Deputy of Bradford and Sullivan County Grange, Wyalusing, presented the award and gold pin.  She also read the telegram to Mrs. Adams sent to her by Governor Raymond P. Shafer.  Mrs. Adams first joined the Grange at Colley, PA then later was transferred to Forkston, where she lived many years an d still has a home there.

Four other members were awarded with pins and certificates for 25 years Service.

After the meeting a fine entertainment was furnished and a tasty lunch served to the members and visitors.

Mrs. Adams is a member of the Eastern Star at Meshoppen, Pa., and also a member of the Lutheran Church of Dushore.  She resides with her daughter, Dorothy in Lopez.  Her daughter, Barbara of Harrisburg accompanied her to the special event.

 

 

The Sullivan Review

October 29, 1970

 

Mrs. Cora C. Adams, 85, Lopez, died October 26 at a Tunkhannock nursing home following a lingering illness.

She was born December 23, 1884, at Dushore Rd, daughter of the late George and Emma Hopkins Suber.

She had been al lifetime resident of Sullivan County.  She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Dushore; the Meshoppen Chapter No. 70 Order of the Eastern Star; and a 50-year member of the Forkston Grange.

She is survived by two sons, Cyril F. of Mehoopany and Thomas B. Bridgeport, Conn; three daughters, Miss Rachel E. Adams of Bridgeport, Conn, Mrs. Barbara M. Reed of Harrisburg, and Mrs. Dorothy Riordan, Lopez; ;one sister, Mrs. Alice Basely, St. Petersburg, Fla; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran church of Dushore with the Rev. John Solliday officiating.  Interment will be in the Forkston Cemetery

 

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The Sullivan Review

Feb. 13, 1947

 

Fred G. Adams of Forkston died Tuesday morning at his home, following an illness of sometime at the age of 66 years.

He is survived by his wife Cora Suber Adams, three daughters, Mrs. Fred Miller and Mrs. Joseph Riordan of Lopez and Miss Rachel Adams of Connecticut; two sons, Thomas Adams and Cyril Adams of Mehoopany; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Maynard and a brother, Harry Adams of Meshoppen and a number of nieces an nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Forkston Methodist Church.  Interment was in the Forkston cemetery.

 

Children of Cora Suber and Frederick Adams are:

+    121        i.   Cyril Frankln5 Adams, born January 12, 1912; died May 18, 1982.

      122        ii.   Rachel Emmalyn Adams, born April 27, 1913; died August 4, 2007.

Burial: Forkston Cemetery, Forkston, PA, same stone as Barbara A., her sister

New Age Examiner
Tunkhannock, PA
August 8, 2007

Rachel E. Adams of Forkston died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. She was born in Bowman Hollow, Wyoming County, on April 27, 1913, daughter of the late Fred G. and Cora Suber Adams. Prior to moving to Mehoopany she worked as a nanny in New York City then in an ammunitions plant in Bridgeport, Conn. After World War II she was employed at Westinghouse in Bridgeport for 35 years. She was a member of Lovelton Grange #1250, Tyler Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She was active in the Wyoming County Republican Party serving as Committee Women of Forkston Twp. for several years. She was a member of the Forkston United Methodist Church and a member of the Crazy Quilters of the church that provided quilts to the needy. She was preceded in death by brothers, Frederick, Cyril and Thomas Adams; sisters, Arvilla Adams, Barbara Miller and Dorothy Riordan; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from Forkston United Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Swett, pastor of the Forkston United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment, Forkston Cemetery, Forkston. Arrangements by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forkston United Methodist Church.


Rachel Emmalynn Adams (1913-2007)
Source: Wyalusing Rocket, August 9, 2007

 

+    123       iii.   Thomas Benjamin Adams, born June 25, 1914; died February 05, 1975.

      124       iv.   Arvilla Katherine Adams, born August 03, 1915; died August 01, 1918.

                         Burial: Headstone has Adams, Orvilla K. 1915 in Forkston Cemetery, Forkston, PA

 

+    125       v.   Barbara Mae Adams, born July 12, 1917.

+    126       vi.   Dorothy Roseanna Adams, born December 18, 1918; died December 24, 2001.

      127      vii.   Frederick Charles Adams, born 1926; died 1928.

                          Burial: Forkston Cemetery, Forkston, PA

      12      viii.   Female Infant Adams, born 1931; died 1931 in PA, she lived only 10 minutes.

Burial: Forkston Cemetery, Forkston, PA

 

     70.  Euphamie4 Suber (Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born March 23, 1891, and died January 21, 1933.  She married Wesley Charles Adams February 09, 1910, son of Alpheus Adams and Rachael.  He was born November 17, 1871, and died January 27, 1940. Burials were in the Forkston Cemetery, Forkston, PA

 

 

The Sullivan Review

January 25, 1933

 

Mrs. Euphemia Adams, died Saturday January 21st at her home near Forkston, Following a short illness.

She is survived by her husband, Wesley Adams, two sons and an infant baby, also her mother, Mrs. George Suber of this place and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Adams of Forkston, Mrs. Arthur Basley of Coley and Mrs. John Hurst of Mildred.

Funeral service was held Tuesday Interment in the cemetery at Forkston

 

 

The Sullivan Review

February 10, 1910

 

Wesley Adams of Forkston and Miss Euphemia Suber of Cherry were united in marriage by Rev. A. Bachofer at the Lutheran parsonage this Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock.  They were attended by the groom’s brother and the bride’s sister, Mr. And Mrs. Fred Adams.

The newly married couple left on the 8:11 train for a short wedding trip. Upon their return they will go to housekeeping at Forkston

 

 

The Sullivan Review

January 31, 1940

 

Wesley Adams died at the Robert Packer hospital Saturday evening January 27th, 1940, where he had been a patient for about five months. His death gave the family quite a shock as they were looking forward to his coming home in about two weeks.  Mr. Adams has lived in the vicinity of Forkston all his life.  He is survived by three sons, Robert, Donald, and Edward, several brothers and sisters.  His wife Euphemia Suber Adams died several years ago.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Forkston M.E. Church in charge of Rev. Walker.  Interment in the Forkston cemetery.

Casket bearers were Clarence Henning, Clyde Junk, Clifford Robinson, Carroll Krewson, Herbert Furman, Norman Fassett.

Arrangements by Forest Dunlap of Mehoopany.

 

Children of Euphamie Suber and Wesley Adams are:

+    129        i.   Robert B5 Adams, born September 25, 1912; died July 27, 1999.

      130        ii.   Donald G Adams, born February 04, 1922; died June 18, 1998.

+    131       iii.   Edward S Adams, born November 28, 1932.

 

     72.  Alice Elizabeth4 Suber (Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born July 03, 1898, and died August 10, 1984.  She married Arthur Basley.  He was born June 14, 1892, and died May 15, 1972.

 

The Sullivan Review

August 23, 1984

 

Mrs. Alice Suber Basley, 86, Hernando, FL, died August 10, 1984.  She was born in Dushore, lived in Colley for several years and came to Hernando three years ago from St. Petersburg, FL.

Mrs. Basley was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Lambo, Hernando; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held August 13 at Woodlawn Memory Gardens, St. Petersburg, with Pastor Pritt Rebane, her pastor, officiating.

 

  

Children of Alice Suber and Arthur Basley are:

      132        i.   Doris5 Basley, born May 11, 1924; died July 12, 1978.  She married Lewis Coleman Nelson; born May 25, 1928.

+    133        ii.   Marjorie Basley, born July 23, 1927.

 

     79.  Hattie Janette4 Weaver (Arminta Elizabeth3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born April 13, 1889 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA), and died March 27, 1927 in PA.  She married Cyrus Cleveland Schaeffer, son of John Schaeffer and Elizabeth Thrasher.  He was born March 31, 1884, and died June 11, 1969.

 

This is another good page with this family on by Tina Pastusic. http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/settlers/settlers12/BarnhartWeaver.htm

 

The Sullivan Review

March 30, 1927

 

Mrs. Cyrus Schaffer died Wednesday, March 23 at her home in Elimsport at the age of 37 years.  She was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Elmer Weaver of Watsonstown, RD. formerly of this place.  She is survived by her husband and seven children, her father and mother, three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon.  Rev. Woodhead of Montgomery officiated.

 

Children of Hattie Weaver and Cyrus Schaeffer are: This family can be found on Sullivan Gen web at this url

http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/sullivancountyfolk/scf4/SullivanCountyFolk4.html  [thanks to Mel Lader]

      134        i.  Warren Isaac5 Schaeffer. b: 20 Mar 1911 died 15 Sep 1999

                           Warren married Georgie and has one child named Vivian. Buried: Elimsport cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

      135        ii.   Charles Emil Schaeffer, b: 30 Nov 1912 died 23 Oct 1990

                          Charles married Madeleine Pidcoe , they have three children. He is buried in Twin Hills Memorial Park Muncy, PA

1 Elsie Christiania Schaeffer married September 4, 1971 Richard E. Miller, they divorced November 1, 1996

2 Yvonne Schaeffer married Mr. Benfer

3  Charles Schaeffer

      136       iii.   Beatrice Iona Schaeffer, born June 23 1914. Married October 4, 1937  Arthur Richter and has 5 children, James, Elsie, Robert, Charles Leroy and Betty Mae Schaeffer

137    iv. Gladys Blanche Schaeffer, born 18 Jan 1916 died 19 Feb 1995
         She married William Gold. Children were Jeanette, William, Patrick and Vicki
iv.    Clarence Elmer Schaeffer, born 1919. Married Fay Beiber. Their children were Virginia, Ronald, Larry, Linda, Judy
  iVA  IA   Clifford John Schaeffer 1919-1998

      139       vi.   Elsie Arminta Schaeffer, born 1921 died in 1921

      140      vii.   Alice Schaeffer, born 1922 and died in 1922

      141     viii.   Russell William Schaeffer. Married Mary and has one child. Named Russell

      142       ix.   Gertrude Ethel Schaeffer, born 1925 and died in 1925

      143       x.   John Schaeffer, born 1926 and died in 1926

 

 

 

 

 

 

     84.  Edna4 Weaver (Arminta Elizabeth3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born 1907 in Sullivan County, PA (LDS DATA), and died 1987.  She married Hartford Rosbach. 

    

Children of Edna Weaver and Hartford Rosbach are:

      144        i.   Marion E5 Rosbach, born December 02, 1947; died March 21, 1993.  She married Mr. Shimko.

                         Burial: Ocean View Cemetery, Staten Island, N.Y.

      145        ii.   Child Rosbach.

      146       iii.   Child Rosbach.

      147       iv.   Child Rosbach.

      148       v.   Child Rosbach.

      149       vi.   Child Rosbach.

 

     88.  Frank Edward4 Kisner (Frank "Levi"3, Elizabeth (Betsey)2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born July 26, 1888 in New Albany, PA, and died April 01, 1965 in Laddsburg, PA.  He married Pearl Leota Miller June 08, 1910 in Bridgeburg, Ontario, Canada.  She was born August 21, 1889, and died November 23, 1965. Burials were in the Laddsburg Cemetery, New Albany, Bradford County, PA

 

The Towanda Daily Review

April 3, 1965

 

Frank Edward Kisner, 76, of New Albany RD 1, died at his home at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, April 1, after an illness of seven years.

Mrs. Kisner was born July 26, 1888 in Laddsburg (New Albany RD 1), the son of Levi and Emma Koller Kisner. He served as a clerk for the Albany Township Election Board until his health forced him to retire. He worked in the Laddsburg creamery until it consolidated with the New Albany creamery, and continued to work there until he retired in 1953, as a receiving clerk and milk inspector, for the Dairymen's League.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Miller Kisner at home; three sons, George F. of New Albany RD 1, Lloyd V. of New Albany RD 1, Robert E. of Ulster RD 2; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Pardoe of New Albany RD 1, Mrs. William H. Kimball of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Robert Teel of Wyalusing, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Vargason of Salamanca, N.Y. and Mrs. Mae Chapman of Horseheads, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Monday, Aril 5, at 2 p.m. from the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with the Rev. Paul J. H. Zelinka officiating. Interment will be in the Laddsburg cemetery

 

The Towanda Daily Review

November 24, 1965

 

Mrs. Pearl Leota Kisner of New Albany RD 1, 76, died Nov. 23. She was the widow of Frank E. Kisner.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore. Interment will be in the Laddsburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon form 2 o'clock until 4 and Thursday evening after 7.

 

 

Children of Frank Kisner and Pearl Miller are:

      150        i.   Amy5 Kisner, born 1911.

+    151        ii.   Frank George Kisner, born August 20, 1914 in Albany Twp. Bradford Co. PA; died November 22, 1988 in LaPorte, PA, Methodist Home.

      152       iii.   Lloyd Kisner, born 1918; died 1999.

      153       iv.   Robert Kisner, born 1924.

      154       v.   Pauline A. Kisner, born 1926, married Robert Teel in 1947 [see his obituary below].

Rocket-Courier
Wyalusing, PA
July 9 2009

Robert C. Teel, 86, of Wyalusing (Lime Hill), passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
He was born on July 11, 1922 in Springville, a son of the late Olin and Rachel (Reed) Teel. On April 7, 1947, Robert married the former Pauline A. Kisner. Prior to his retirement, Bob was a self-employed contractor. He has been a resident of this area for over 30 years. Mr. Teel enjoyed his time spent woodworking and gardening. He enjoyed fishing and visiting with his neighbors. Survivors include his wife of over 62 years, Pauline Teel, at home and by his many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca and by a brother, John, Sr. There will be no services. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

     98.  Russell Earl5 Cogansparger (Llewellyn Walter4, Charles Frank3, George2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born August 08, 1923 in Elmira, New York.  He married Virginia Belle Clarendon March 15, 1947, daughter of George Clarendon and Belle Camp. 

 

Russell E Cogansparger

Age:    6

Estimated birth year:  abt 1924 

Relation to head-of-house:  Son 

Home in 1930:  Southport, Chemung, New York

Image source:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Southport, Chemung, New York; Roll: 1415; Page: Enumeration District: 55; Image: 844.0.

 

From Daniel's personal Interview were know this is the chap that lives in Elmira, NY and is a great grandson of George Cogansperger who in turn was the brother of Henry of Sullivan County. He is the one that has in his procession the family bible with his lineage to George, His grandfather was Charles who committed suicide in 1904 and father's name was Llewellyn Cogansperger.

 

Children of Russell Cogansparger and Virginia Clarendon are:

+    155        i.   Child6 Cogansparger.

      156        ii.   Child Cogansparger.

 

     111.  Carl5 Sherman (Charles William4 Karge, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born August 15, 1906, and died July 18, 1981.  He married Evelyn Beaver, daughter of Theodore Beaver and Maria.  She was born June 18, 1906, and died May 04, 1979.

 

Notes from Linda Karge McDonald: Carl was actually never adopted, so technically he was a Sherman not a Karge but accepted by all branches of the family as "FAMILY".

 

From Dick Hunsingers database we find http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hunsi3&id=I08243

He was born out of wedlock to Sarah Ann Hunsinger. His fathers name is unknown. Charles Karge never adopted him, however he used the last name of his father, Sherman. This is born out by last name of Sherman on tombstone of his wife and son at Friedens Cemetery. He is listed in the 1910 census of Sullivan Co., PA as Carl Hunsinger, living with his grandfather, Levi Hunsinger

 

The Sullivan Review

June 25, 1981

Carl S. Sherman, 74, of North Rome, died June 18, 1981, shortly after being admitted to Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born August 15, 1906 in Forks Township, Sullivan County, he spent his early years there, where he attended school. Mr. Sherman was employed in mines and lumber mills in Sullivan Co and worked in Elmira for a short time as a taxi driver. He moved to Towanda in 1953 and shortly afterward, he entered the employ of Perry Chevrolet. Mr. Sherman later worked at Dave Snell's Chrysler Plymouth agency prior to his retirement in 1973. For the last 20 years, Mr. Sherman operated a gun shop at his home.

He married the former Evelyn Beaver in Dushore in 1924. She died in 1979. He was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church, the Bridge Street Hill Rifle and Pistol Club, and the Pine Cradle Lake Archery Club. His chief hobbies were hunting and fishing.

Survivors include a son, Lawrence Sherman, Burlington, four daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Elsie) Fassett, New Albany, Mrs. Melvin (Betty) Rohe, Dushore, Mrs. Ivan (Clara) Weaver Towanda, and Mrs. Albert (Regina) Carrington, Wysox; a brother, Ralph Karge, Dushore; two sisters, Mrs. Everett (Fluetta) Reeser, Athens, and Mrs. Francis (Mildred) Richley, Dushore; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 20 from Towanda. Interment was in Peace Cemetery, Dushore.

 

Towanda Daily Review

May 7, 1979

Evelyn P. (Beaver) Sherman, 72, of Wysox RD 2 died Friday morning at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for the past year. She was born June 18, 1906 in Lopez the daughter of the late Theodore and Maria Beaver. She spent her early years in the Lopez area. She married Carl Sherman in 1924 and resided in the Dushore area. They moved to North Rome nine years ago. She was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband Carl of Wysox RD 2; one son Lawrence of Burlington; four daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Elsie) Fassett of New Albany RD 2, Mrs. Melvin (Betty) Rohe of Dushore RD 2, Mrs. Irvin (Clara) Weaver of Towanda RD 5, Mrs. Albert (Regina) Carrington of Wysox RD 2; three brothers, William Beaver, Mildred, Reuben of Elmira, Theodore of Bernice; one sister, Mrs. Laura Cosa of Pennbroke Pines, Fla; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Archer-Miller-McCloskey Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Rome Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Peace Cemetery, Dushore.

 

    

Children of Carl Sherman and Evelyn Beaver are:

+    157        i.   Elsie Evelyn6 Sherman, born September 11, 1928.

+    158        ii.   Elizabeth Jane Sherman, born April 29, 1930.

      159       iii.   Carl Sidney Sherman, born May 08, 1932; died May 27, 1932.

      160       iv.   Lawrence Theodore Sherman, born September 07, 1936.

      161       v.   Clara Ann Sherman, born December 27, 1938.  She married Ivan "Ulysses" Weaver; born October 22, 1935.

      162       vi.   Regina Catherine Sherman, born August 11, 1941.  She married Mr. Carrington June 22, 1963.

 

112.     Ralph John5 Karge (Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born July 26, 1910 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, and died October 13, 1997 in his home near Dushore, Pennsylvania.  He married Geraldine Lorena Crawford November 01, 1930, daughter of Levi Crawford and Pearl Brown.  She was born April 30, 1912 in Sugar Hill, Sullivan, Co Pa, and died January 17, 1991 in the Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Burials were in the Peace Cemetery that Ralph tenderly cared for years.

              Ralph was a farmer, and delivered mail from Dushore to Forkston, Pa. from 1928-1933.

 

The Sullivan Review

October 16, 1997

Ralph J. Karge, 87, of Dushore died Oct. 13, 1997. He was born in Cherry Township, July 26, 1910, a son of Charles and Sarah Hunsinger Karge. Mr. Karge was an active man, owning and operating a dairy farm for the past 67 years; delivering mail between Dushore and Forksville from 1928 to 1933; a member and treasurer of the Eastern Milk Producers Co-op of Bradford and Sullivan Counties, and currently a member of Milk Marketing incorporated. In addition he hauled cattle to the livestock sale in Wyalusing for many years, and also to the Troy livestock sale; he hauled milk to the Dushore creamery when it was operating, then later to the Grover Creamery in Grover. At one time he attended Penn State. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel; a member of Colley Grange N. 365 for 54 years, serving in all the official offices at one time or another. He was president of the Peace Cemetery Association for 20 years and caretaker for the past 30 years.

Mr. Karge enjoyed his large family 11 children, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and often would take one of more of them when he made deliveries with his truck. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Rita) Gilbert of Forksville; Mrs. Raymond ) Linda) McDonald of Cherry Mills (Dushore RD) Nina Karge of Dushore, Lena Karge of Montgomery and Vera Karge of Dushore; five sons, Cleon of Dushore; Ronald of Nanticoke, Ivan of Mechanicsburg; Leo of Dushore; and Alvin of Clifton Springs, NY; a sister, Mrs. Francis (Mildred Richley of Dushore, 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine, in 1991; an infant daughter, Anita; a son, Melvin; two sisters, Fluetta Reeser and Genevieve Lillian Karge and an infant grandson.

A private family funeral will be held today at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore with Rev. Eddie A. Nilsen presiding. Burial will be in Peace Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Peace Cemetery Association. RR 2 Box 2389, Dushore, PA 18614.

 

 

 

The Daily Review

Towanda, Pa.

January 18, 1991

Geraldine L. Karge, 78, of Cherry Twp. Dushore RD, died Thursday morning at the Memorial Hospital following a heart attack. Born April 30, 1912 in Sugar Hill, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Pearl Brown Crawford. She spent most of her life in the Sullivan County area.

She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel of Dushore, and also the Dorcas of St. John's Chapel. She was a member of the Colley Grange, seventh degree 60 years, Grange No. 365. She held numerous offices, including chaplain and lector.

Mrs. Karge is survived by her husband, Ralph J. Karge, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Rita) Gilbert of Forksville, Vera Karge of Harrisburg, Mrs. Raymond (Linda) McDonald of Dushore, Nina Karge at home and Lena Karge of Montgomery, Pa; five sons, Alvin Karge of Clifton Springs, N.Y. Cleon Karge of Lopez, Ronald Karge of Nanticoke, Ivan Karge of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Leo Karge at home; one brother, Gerald Crawford of Colley; a sister, Mrs. Martin (Alta) Perkurny of Binghamton, 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two nieces and 2 nephews. One son, Melvin, and a daughter, Anita predeceased her.

Funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home 119 Carpenter St. Dushore, with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser Mrs. Karge's pastor officiating. Interment will be at a later time in the Peace Cemetery. The family will receive friends at McHenry's Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Chapel, Dushore in lieu of flowers.

 

Children of Ralph Karge and Geraldine Crawford are:

+    163        i.   Rita Margaurita6 Karge, born September 05, 1930.

+    164        ii.   Alvin George Karge, born June 22, 1932 in Dushore, Pennsylvania; died February 27, 2003 in Clifton Springs, New York.

      165       iii.   Cleon Willard Karge, born March 10, 1935.  He married Dolores Ulmer Aft. 1961; born March 31, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

      166       iv.   Melvin (Pete) Kenneth Karge, born December 11, 1936; died August 05, 1980. 

                         He married Minnie Civic August 17, 1962; born October 06. Minnie is a member of the Girl Scouts. 

 

 

The Sullivan Review

August 14, 1980

Melvin K. Karge, 43, of Woodcrest Drive, Conklin, NY, died Aug. 5, 1980, in New York. Born Dec. 11, 1936 in Sullivan County, he was a son of Ralph and Geraldine Karge, of Dushore.

Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Minnie, five brothers Cleon, and Leo, at home, Alvin of Clifton Springs, NY; Ronald of Nanticoke and Ivan of Mechanicsburg; five sisters, Nina, at home, Rita Gilbert of Forksville; Vera of Harrisburg; Linda of Cherry Mills, and Lena of Williamsport; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Burial was at vestal Hills Cemetery Vestal, NY.

 

      167       v.   Vera Erma Karge, born August 18, 1938.

+    168       vi.   Ronald Kelton Karge, born August 11, 1940.

      169      vii.   Ivan Bernard Karge, born November 09, 1942; died in resides Mechanicsburg, Pa.  He married Carolyn Ann Lindsey; born October 09, 1942.

      170     viii.   Anita Winifred Karge, born October 22, 1945; died October 25, 1945.

                         Burial: Peace Cemetery, she died heart complications

+    171       ix.   Linda Lou Karge, born June 28, 1947.

      172       x.   Nina Leah Karge, born July 26, 1950; died in resides Dushore, Pa.

      173       xi.   Leo Elwood Karge, born May 12, 1952.

                         Leo and his sister Nina reside on the family farm near Dushore, Pennsylvania

      174       xii. Lena Inez Karge, born November 27, 1954.

 

     113.  Fluetta Isetta5 Karge (Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born March 24, 1912 in Dushore, PA, and died February 01, 1994.  She married Everett Lawrence Reeser 1933 in married 59 years.  He was born October 17, 1914, and died April 27, 1999. Burials were in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA

 

The Sullivan Review

Fluetta I. Reeser, 81, of Athens, died Feb. 1, 1994, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born March 24, 1912 in Dushore, a daughter of Charles and Sarah Karge. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre.

Surviving are her husband, Everett Reeser, to whom she was married 59 years; a daughter Mrs. Ted (Ruth) Brown of Troy; two sons, Leon of palm Harbor, FL; and Larry of Greenfield, IN; five grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Karge of Dushore; a sister, Mildred Richley, also of Dushore. Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, with Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating. Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

 

KARGE - FLUETTA I. REESER

 Fluetta I. Reeser, 81, of Athens, RR 1, PA, passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on February 1, 1994 following an extended illness. Born March 24, 1912 in Dushore, PA, she was the daughter of Charles and Sarah Karge.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Everett, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Ruth) Brown of Troy; sons and their wives, Leon and Carole Reeser of Palm Harbor, FL and Larry and Virginia Reeser of Greenfield, IN; a brother, Ralph Karge of Dushore; a sister, Mildred Richley of Dushore; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. (Troy Gazette Register, Thursday, February 10, 1994)

 

 

The Daily Review

April 28, 1999

Everett L. Reeser, 84, of Athens RR 1 passed away Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor.

He was born Dec. 17, 1914, in Colley the son of Clair and Lillian Dieffenbach Reeser. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre. He worked for the Tioga Feed Mill in Waverly, retiring from there after many years of faithful service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his flower and vegetable garden.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Ted Brown of Troy; his sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Carole Reeser of Palm Harbour, Fla, and Larry and Virginia Reeser of Greenfield, Ind; his grandchildren, Alisa Burlingame of Westfield, N.Y. and Tammy and Christine Reeser, both of Palm Harbour, Fla. And Erin Reeser of Greenfield, Ind; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Fluetta, in 1994 and a granddaughter, Leslie Reeser in 1997.

Family and friends may call Wednesday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St. Athens. From 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral hoe Thursday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Rodney Saylor, officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.

 

Children of Fluetta Karge and Everett Reeser are:

+    175        i.   Ruth Joyce6 Reeser, born January 04, 1935.

      176        ii.   Leon Reeser, born June 30, 1945.  He married Carole, they reside in Palm Harbor, Florida

     177        iii.   Larry Reeser, born June 05, 1947.  He married Virginia. They reside in Greenfield, Indiana

 

115.     Mildred Rebecca5 Karge (Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born April 14, 1920.  She married Francis Aloysius (Bud) Richley.  He was born July 01, 1915, and died January 21, 1985. Burial: Peace Cemetery

 

The Sullivan Review

January 24, 1985

Francis A. (Bud) Richley, 69, of Dushore RD 2, died January 21, 1985 at the Skilled Care Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was born July 1, 1915 in Scranton, the son of Jerome and Mary McMahon Richley. He spent most of his life in Sullivan County and worked over 25 years as a truck driver for M.J. Harrington Co. in Dushore. He also worked for Herman Rynveld's Son Co. He owned a farm in Cherry Township and was self-employed there until he retired in 1970. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and was a member of Loyalsock Post 996 American Legion at Dushore.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Karge Richley and a son and daughter-in-law, Eugene R. and Linda Richley of Chesapeake, VA; and daughter and son-in-law, Carol A. and Robert J. Litzelman of Luthers Mills; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lane, Dushore, Mrs. Margaret Madden of Edison, NJ; Mrs. Joseph A. (Catherine) Ryan, Dushore; a brother, Joe Richley, Dushore and four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Julie and Jordan Richley and Pamela Litzelman.

The funeral service will be held today at 10:30 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St. Dushore, with the Rev. Father John Polinsky officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions ay be directed to the Dushore Ambulance Association.

 

 

     Children of Mildred Karge and Francis Richley are:

      178        i.   Eugene Raymond6 Richley, born January 18, 1945.  He married Linda Mae Lacey.

      179        ii.   Carol Ann Richley, born April 18, 1946.

 

     120.  Carl Donald Potter (Elizabeth Mae4 Dohm, Frank3, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born October 04, 1915, and died September 15, 1983.  He married Helen Rusin January 09, 1942. 

Carl owned the Thunderbird Tavern and Restaurant for 29 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Carl served in World War Two and was involved in combat action. They were married by Rev. Smith Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred, Penna. Carl Donald Potter and Robert Carl Potter both are known as Carlie. (Ernest Hatton data)

The Sullivan Review
September 22, 1983

Carl D. Potter, 67, of Mildred, died September 15, 1983, at his home after suffering a heart attack. Born Oct. 4, 1915 at Ringer Hill, Cherry Township, Sullivan County to the late James B. and Bessie Dohm Potter, he attended the Bernice School. From July 1933 to September 1934, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Camp 96 Hillsgrove. He worked for several years in New York City and later for Genesee Brewing Co. in Rochester, NY. Mr. Potter married the former Helen Rusin Jan. 9, 1942 and entered the U.S. Army Jan. 27, 1942. He served as a staff sergeant with the 410th Infantry Division in the Central Europe, Naples-Foggia, Rhineland, Rome-Arno, Sicily, southern France, and North African campaigns. He was discharged Sept. 26, 1945. He worked for Endicott Johnson Corp. of Mildred until 1957 when he purchased a beer distributing company, which he operated until May 1959. He and his wife then owned and operated the Thunderbird Tavern, Mildred, until June of 1983. Mr. Potter was a member of Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred. He was director of White Ash Land Association since its incorporation 32 years ago. Past commander of McDermott American Legion post 452 of Mildred, he was a member of Evergreen Lodge 163, F &AM. Monroeton; Union Royal Arch Chapter 161, Towanda; VFW Post 6068, Lopez and the 40-Eight Club, Sayre. Surviving are his wife, at home; sons, Robert Carl, North Greece, NY; John, Elizabethtown; daughter, Mrs. David (Paula) Black, San Jose, Calif; brothers, Clifford and Lee, both of Binghamton, NY; Herbert, Hialeah, FL; sister Mrs. Kathryn Eustis, Glendale, Calif; three grandchildren, nieces and nephew. His brothers Howard and Raymond predeceased him. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home; 206 Water St. Dushore with services at 11 a.m. at Trinity Chapel Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran church officiating was the Rev. Richard Reeser. Interment was in the church cemetery. A Masonic service was conducted by Evergreen Lodge, F & AM. Graveside military services were conducted by McDermott Post 452, American Legion, Mildred.


Helen Rusin Potter
Obituary Photo Courtesy of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, PA

P. Dean Homer Funeral Home
Dushore, PA
December 23, 2007

Mrs. Helen Rusin Potter, age 85 of Dushore, PA passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, PA. Helen was born in Lopez on September 28, 1922 daughter of the late John & Julia Ksenitch Rusin. She graduated from Cherry Township High School a member of the class of 1940. She married the former Carl Donald Potter of Mildred on January 9, 1942. Helen worked at the former Weldon Pajama Factory in Dushore until she and Carl purchased the Thunderbird Tavern in Mildred, which they operated from May of 1959 until June of 1983 when they retired. They operated a special tavern, where the proprieties were observed and their families (customers) could come and bring their kids and have a good chat or play pool. Later in the evenings all customers would leave with a clear head and a full stomach. Carl predeceased her on September 9, 1983.
Helen was a member of Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, PA and a member of Towanda Chapter #76, O.E.S. and was the Past Matron of the former Wyalusing Valley Chapter #523 O.E.S. Helen was also an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, PA.
Surviving: Son: Robert (Carlie) Potter, North Greece, NY; Son-in-law: David Black of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter-in-law: Dee Potter of North Carolina; two sisters; Julia Bohensky of Dushore and Rosalie Concert of Suffern, NY; two grandsons, Robert Potter of Rochester, NY and Donald Potter of Pasadena, CA : two granddaughters, Kendra Black of Phoenix, AZ and Karon Potter of Dushore, PA. Five Great Grandchilden and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Paula Black on December 3, 1998 and a son, John J. Potter on August 10, 2003 and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Bahr Potter on October 30, 1998; brothers, John, William, Martin, Michael, Nicholas; sisters; Mrs. Mary Lucas and Anne Zondorak.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and followed by Services at Trinity Chapel, Mildred, at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be in the adjoining church Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com.

Children of Carl Potter and Helen Rusin are:

+    180        i.   John J6 Potter, born July 30, 1948; died August 10, 2003.

      181        ii.   Robert Carl Potter.  He married Sharon Ann Bahr; born December 22, 1944; died October 30, 1998.

                         Burial: Shepherd of the Hills Trinity Cemetery, Mildred, PA

 

This is a letter to Ernie Hatton from Carl Potter regarding the Potter family rich heritage:

 

From: Robert C.[ Carlie] Potter

January 18, 2002

Dear Ernest,

Many years ago I believe I sent your copies of the Civil War records I had acquired for George Gilbert Potter who was my great-grandfather. Mertie Exley and my grandfather Jim Potter were brother and sister. My father was Carl Potter who owned and operated the Thunderbird Bar in Mildred. I was raised in Mildred, and as a kid knew Aunt Mertie, Uncle Doll and Aunt Jenny. As I recall Jenny and her husband Frank Kaminski moved to California in the mid-fifties they were elderly then. My grandfather and Jenny were the youngest in their family. I also loved to go to Albert Exley's farm, which was almost a zoo with the unusual animals and fowl he had there. I also remember the Hatton family coming to church at Trinity when you were in town. I can remember Gordie who was in the Navy probably in the mid-fifties and a younger boy probably you [this was our younger brother Paul, I was the oldest}. As a reference point I was born in 1942. I still maintain my mother's house near Dushore and get to Sullivan County every few months. My mother is a resident of Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella. My father died in 1983. I have two sons who have two children each, one of them a boy who is the last male Potter from Jim Potter's lineage. My brother has one daughter. Gordon Exley and my father were first cousins, and from what I can determine from your letter, Gordon was your grandfather. I can't add anything that you haven't already hit on in your excellent section of the Sullivan County website.

Best regards,

Robert (Carlie) Potter

 

 

      182       iii.   Paula Potter, Born 6 JUL 1946 and died December 03, 1998.  She married David Black., they have one child Kendra born August 30, 1987

 

 

 

     121.  Cyril Frankln5 Adams (Cora Caroline4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born January 12, 1912, and died May 18, 1982.  He married Ruth E. Goodwin April 22, 1934.  She was born June 19, 1915, and died August 18, 1983.  Burials were the Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany, PA

 

 

The Sullivan Review

May 20, 1982

 

Cyril F. Adams of Mehoopany, RD 1 died in the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, on May 14, 1982.

Born in Forkston Township on January 4, 1912, he was the son of the late Fred and Cora Suber Adams.  Mr. Adams was an employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for 28 years until his retirement.

Surviving are his wife the former Ruth Goodwin; daughter, Mrs. Joan Robinson, Mehoopany; sisters, Rachel Adams, Forkston Twp.; Mrs. Barbara Miller, Harrisburg; Mrs. Dorothy Riordan, Lopez; granddaughter, Melanie; grandson, Scott.

Private funeral services were held on Saturday with interment in Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany.

 

Child of Cyril Adams and Ruth Goodwin is:

      183        i.   Joan Marie6 Adams, born November 06, 1930.

 

     123.  Thomas Benjamin5 Adams (Cora Caroline4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born June 25, 1914, and died February 05, 1975.  He married (1) Helen Maxine April 28, 1938.  She was born April 10, 1920.  He married (2) Marjory Quigley About 1953. 

 

The Sullivan Review

February 20, 1975

 

Thomas B. Adams, 60, Bridgeport, Conn., formerly of the Mehoopany Forkston area died February 5, 1975, at Bridgeport, at the home of his sister Rachael Adams.

He was born June 25, 1914 at Forkston, a son of Fred G. and Cora Suber Adams.

Before moving to Bridgeport 25 years ago, he operated a dairy farm near Mehoopany.  In Bridgeport he was employed by the New England ice and Oil Co.

Surviving are his widow, the former Marjorie Quigley; and these children:  Thomas and George of Florida; Richard of Penn Hurst, Pa; Kent, at home; Cindy of Scranton, Mrs. Wendy Perretta of Stratford, Conn; Lynn and Kim at home; a brother Cyril Adams of Mehoopany; sisters; Rachael; Barbara Miller of Harrisburg; Dorothy Riordan of Lopez.

Funeral services were held in Bridgeport.

 

Children of Thomas Adams and Helen Maxine are:

      184        i.   Thomas George6 Adams, born May 03, 1942.

      185        ii.   George Richard Adams, born June 01, 1944.

      186       iii.   Richard Peter Adams, born June 11, 1946.

      187       iv.   Cindy Mae Adams, born February 08, 1951.

    

Children of Thomas Adams and Marjory Quigley are:

      188        i.   Wendy Joy6 Adams, born June 01, 1954.

      189        ii.   Lynn Suber Adams, born May 06, 1956.

      190       iii.   Kent Thomas Adams, born April 30, 1959.

      191       iv.   Kimberly Adams, born April 27, 1961.

 

     125.  Barbara Mae5 Adams (Cora Caroline4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born July 12, 1917.  She married Fred Charles or Charles Fred Miller April 20, 1937.  He was born June 04, 1904, and died July 05, 1970.

 

Children of Barbara Adams and Fred Miller are:

+    192        i.   David Wesley6 Miller, born September 23, 1939.

New Age June 1 2005

David W. (Flip) Miller, 69, of Mifflinburg and formerly of Lopez, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 20, 2005, in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born in Sayre on Sept. 23, 1939, son of Charles Fred Miller and Barbara Adams Miller.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was last employed as a dragline operator by York Resources at Mildred.

He attended the United Methodist church at Dushore and was a social member of American Legion Post 452 Mildred. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, working

on cars and was an avid Star Trek fan. He is survived by a son, Mark and wife, Ludrica Miller, Muncy; two daughters, Brenda Jean and husband, Stanley, Rice, New Albany; and Jody Lynn Miller, Dushore; a brother, the Rev. Dunwood Miller, Pittston; his companion, Sandra Lea Kinsley, Mifflinburg; an aunt, Rachel Adams, Forkston; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Betzer Funeral Home, Muncy.

     

193              ii.   Durwood Miller, born 1942.

 

     126.  Dorothy Roseanna5 Adams (Cora Caroline4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born December 18, 1918, and died December 24, 2001.  She married Peter Joseph Riordan November 04, 1941, son of Peter Riordan and Nellie Gilligan.  He was born May 11, 1920 in Lopez, Sullivan County, PA, and died March 06, 1977. Burials were in Saint Francis in Mildred, PA

 

The Sullivan Review

January 3, 2002

 

Dorothy Adams Riordan, 83, of Lopez, died December 24, 2001, following an automobile accident in Mildred.

She was born December 18, 1918, in Forkston, Wyoming county, a daughter of Fred G. and Cora Suber Adams. She was the widow of Joseph Riordan.

Between 1920 and 1939, the family lived in Mehoopany. In 1939, Dorothy moved to Lopez and worked in the Weldon Pajama factory. In November 1941 she married Joseph Riordan and the couple moved to Jersey City, NJ, where she worked at the Western Electric Co. in Carney, NJ.

Moving back to Lopez in 1945, she again worked at Weldon until it closed.

For many years she worked at the Sullcraft Mfg. Co in Dushore, and later at the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred until her retirement. She was also employed at the American Legion Post 452 Ladies Auxiliary.

In 1960, she and a few friends cleared the land for the Lopez Restview Park, and she was instrumental in the formation of the Lopez Civic Association. In 1980 she was recognized for her many outstanding contributions to the village of Lopez. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred.

Surviving are four children, Ronald of DeLand, FL; Sharon Grove of Watsontown; Carole Schrader of Eagles Mere; and Rose Ann Gumble of Mildred; two sisters, Rachael Adams of Forkston and Barbara Miller of Harrisburg; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Kenneth in 1989

Funeral services were held December 29 from the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with Rev. Michael B. Harris presiding. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the St. Francis of Assisi Restoration Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, Pa 18614; Mildred Fire Co. & Ambulance Assoc.; or Dushore Fire Co. & Ambulance Assoc., Dushore, Pa.

 

The Sullivan Review

March 10, 1977

 

Peter Joseph Riordan, 66, of Lopez, died March 6, in the Montrose (PA) Hospital following an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Lopez May 10, 1910, a son of Peter E. and Nellie Gilligan Riordan.

He worked in the Federal Shipyards in Kearny, NJ, and also for Eastern Aircraft Company in New Jersey.  After returning to Lopez, he was an employee of the Weldon Manufacturing Company.

Surviving are his widow, the former Dorothy Adams; two sons, Ronald of Homer, NY, and Kenneth at home; three daughters, Mrs. Sharon Grane of Watsontown, PA. Mrs. Carole McDonald of Dushore, and Mrs. Rose Gumble of Mildred; three sisters, Mrs. Genevieve McMahon of East Orange, NJ, Mrs. Mary Thayer of Syracuse, NY and Mrs. Florence Creedon of Jim Thorpe, PA; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Recitation of the Rosary was conducted March 8.

Funeral services were held March 9, from the Regina Tubach Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Joseph Flannery at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred.  Interment was in the parish cemetery.

 

Children of Dorothy Adams and Peter Riordan are:

+    194        i.   Ronald Francis6 Riordan, born August 06, 1944.

+    195        ii.   Sharon K Riordan, born September 21, 1946.

      196       iii.   Carol Ellen Riordan, born 1947.

      197       iv.   Kenneth Joseph Riordan, born September 23, 1952; died 1989.

+    198       v.   Roseanne Riordan, born July 16, 1956.

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     129.  Robert B5 Adams (Euphamie4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born September 25, 1912, and died July 27, 1999.  He married Ruth Wintermute, daughter of Walter Wintermute and Florence Ace.  She was born December 13, 1914 in Vosburg, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, and died April 13, 2001 in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

Burials were the Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany, Pennsylvania

 

Child of Robert Adams and Ruth Wintermute is:

+    199        i.   Eugene Robert6 Adams.

 

 

     131.  Edward S5 Adams (Euphamie4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born November 28, 1932.  He married Shirley Avenger June 19, 1955. 

Children of Edward Adams and Shirley Avenger are:

      200        i.   Laura6 Adams, born 1956.

      201        ii.   Pamela Adams, born 1958.

      202       iii.   Julia Adams, born 1960.

      203       iv.   Sandra Adams, born 1963.

      204       v.   Martha Adams, born 1965.

 

     133.  Marjorie5 Basley (Alice Elizabeth4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born July 23, 1927.  She married Robert Lambo August 03, 1946.  He was born December 30, 1921.

    

Children of Marjorie Basley and Robert Lambo are:

      205        i.   Robert6 Lambo, born June 13, 1947.

+    206        ii.   Toni Lambo, born August 16, 1949.

      207       iii.   Danny Lambo, born February 25, 1951.

 

     151.  Frank George5 Kisner (Frank Edward4, Frank "Levi"3, Elizabeth (Betsey)2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born August 20, 1914 in Albany Twp. Bradford Co. PA, and died November 22, 1988 in LaPorte, PA, Methodist Home.  He married Catherine E. Burgit May 23, 1935 in Milton, PA, daughter of Franz Burgit.  She was born May 03, 1917 in Northumberland, PA, and died February 02, 1983. Burials were in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther’s Mills, PA

 

The Towanda Daily Review

November 23, 1988

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George F. Kisner, 74 of Laddsburg, New Albany RD 1 died Tuesday morning at the United Methodist Home, Laporte, following a long illness.

Born Aug. 20, 1914 in Albany Township, he was the son of Frank E. and Pearl Miller Kisner. His wife died Feb. 2, 1983. A construction lineman for several contractors including the Sardoni Construction Co, during WWII. He retired in 1976 after 30 years of service with Penelec as main lineman for Sullivan County.

He is survived by two sons, George D. Kisner, RD 1 Dushore, and Laverne A. Kisner, RD 1 New Albany; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Alice) Bundle, RD 1 New Albany; two brothers, Lloyd V. RD 1 New Albany, and Robert E. RD 2 Ulster; three sisters, Mrs. Amy Pardoe, RD 1 New Albany, Mrs. William (Leona) Kimball, E. Smithfield, and Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Teel, Wyalusing RD; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday 10 am in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St. Dushore. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park Luther’s Mills, PA. Friends may call at the McHenry Funeral Home. Dushore, on Friday evening 7-9 p.m.

 

 

The Sullivan Review

February 10, 1983

 

Catherine E. Kisner, 65, of Laddsburg, New Albany RD 1, died Feb. 2, 1983 at her home. She was born May 3, 1917 in Northumberland, PA, a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Franz Burgit. She had spent most of her lifetime in the Bradford-Sullivan Co8nty area until illness forced her retirement. She was employed as a trimmer by Sulcraft Industries of Dushore.

Surviving are her husband, George G. Kisner, at home; two sons, George D. Kisner of Mildred, Pa. and Laverne Kisner of New Albany RD 1; a daughter, Alice Kisner of New Albany RD; three brothers, Charles Shannon Burgit of Canton, Claude Burgit of Sunbury, Gerald Burgit of Jersey Shore; one sister, Mrs. Sara Noles of Tullahoma, TN; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, with the Rev. Sam Jordan, pastor of Laddsburg Community Church, officiating.

Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther’s Mills, PA.

 

Children of Frank Kisner and Catherine Burgit are:

+    208        i.   George Duane6 Kisner, born May 19, 1937 in Bradford County, PA.

      209        ii.   Lavern Addison Kisner.

      210       iii.   Alice Marie Kisner.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

     155.  Child6 Cogansparger (Russell Earl5, Llewellyn Walter4, Charles Frank3, George2, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger)  He married Miss Kamp. 

    

Children of Child Cogansparger and Miss Kamp are:

      They had two children        

      .

 

     157.  Elsie Evelyn6 Sherman (Carl5, Charles William4 Karge, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born September 11, 1928.  She married Ernest Clair Fassett, son of Ernest Fassett and Pearl McCarty.  He was born April 02, 1927.

    

Children of Elsie Sherman and Ernest Fassett are:

+    213        i.   Lee Ernest7 Fassett, born April 19, 1948.

      214        ii.   Jean Marie Fassett, born December 27, 1949.  She married John Wheeler.

      215       iii.   Larry Dale Fassett, born August 30, 1952.

      216      iv.   Nancy Diane Fassett, born July 17, 1954; died July 09, 1972 in an auto accident in Dushore, Pennsylvania. Burial: the Warburton Cemetery, New Albany, Pennsylvania

 

 

July 10, 1972, Towanda Daily Review

Nancy Fassett and Martha Armstrong die in crash in Dushore, PA.

Miss Martha Armstrong was driving; her passengers were Miss Joyce Ann Rohe and Miss Nancy Fassett.  Both passengers were thrown from the vehicle.

Miss Martha Armstrong was born March 25, 1952 in Meshoppen, PA to Joseph and Betty Tuttle Armstrong. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in 1970.  Her parents, two sisters Donna and Betty Jo and a brother John at home survive her. Her grandparents survive Vivian Tuttle and Lenora Armstrong of Wyalusing, PA. She was buried in the Wyalusing Cemetery.

Miss Nancy Fassett was born July 17, 1954.  She graduated from the Wyalusing high School in 1972. She was the daughter of Ernest and Elsie Sherman Fassett of New Albany, PA. They and 2 brothers Lee and Larry survive her. The deceased had three sisters Mrs. Jean (John Wheeler), Miss Laura Fassett, and Miss Debra Fassett.  The grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sherman and Mr. Ernest Fassett. She was buried in the Warburton Hill Cemetery.

 

The Daily Review

July 10, 1972

Two Bradford County young women were killed early Sunday morning in a one-car accident in Dushore. and a Dushore RD 2 young woman was injured seriously. Killed were Miss Martha L. Armstrong, 20 of Sugar Run RD 1,driver of the car and a passenger, Miss Nancy Diane Fassett, 17, of New Albany RD 2. Miss Joyce Ann Rohe, 23 of Dushore RD 2 is in serious condition in Robert Packer Hospital's intensive care unit with fractures of the right leg and left arm and lacerations of the face and scalp, hospital personnel reported Sunday night. Miss Fassett and Miss Rohe were thrown from the careening vehicle, police at the Dushore sub-station report. Miss Armstrong remained in the car throughout its wild ride. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Theodore Saul while Miss Fassett was pronounced dead on Arrival at packer Hospital. State police report that Miss Armstrong was traveling south on Carpenter St. in Dushore (also known as Rt. 87) at 1:55 Sunday morning when she failed to negotiate a left curve. Police said the car went off the west berm of the road, down a three-foot embankment and traveled over 103 feet before hitting a tree. The car they said then spun around and rolled over before continuing south 44 feet, down a five-foot bank across Rt. 472 still traveling an additional 76 feet before coming to rest back on Rt. 87.

 

 

Miss Armstrong was born March 25, 1952 in Meshoppen, the daughter of Joseph and Betty Tuttle Armstrong. She graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1970 and was employed at the Sulcraft Manufacturing plant in Dushore. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Donna and Betty Jo and one brother, John all at home; grandparents, Vivian Tuttle of Montrose and Lenora Armstrong of Whitney Point, N.Y. several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

The funeral will be held at Tiffany Funeral Home in Wyalusing Wednesday at 2 p.m. under the management of Kenneth Kerr. The Rev. Theodore Stone offspring Hill will officiated. Burial will be in Wyalusing Cemetery.

 

 

Miss Fassett was born July 17, 1954 in Overton. She was a 1972 graduate of Wyalusing High School. Miss Fassett was the daughter of Ernest Jr. and Elsie Sherman Fassett. She is survived in addition to her parents by two brothers, Lee of Evergreen and Larry at home; three sisters, Mrs. John (Jean) Wheeler of Oceanside, Calif, Miss Laura Ann and Miss Debra Sue, both t home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sherman of Wysox and paternal grandfather, Ernest Fassett of RD 2 New Albany; several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. John J. Plant pastor of the New Albany Cooperative Parish, officiating. Interment will be in the Warburton Hill Cemetery.

 

       217      v.   Laura Ann Fassett, born September 09, 1960.

      218       vi.   Debra Sue Fassett, born September 26, 1962.

 

 

 

 

 

     158.  Elizabeth Jane6 Sherman (Carl5, Charles William4 Karge, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born April 29, 1930 and died February 9, 2008 in Towanda, PA.  She married Melvin E Rohe on May 8, 1948.  He was born January 26, 1925.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
February 12, 2008

Elizabeth Jane S. Rohe, age 77, of Forks Township, Dushore, Pa., peacefully went home to be with her Lord surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. She was born on April 29, 1930, in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa., a daughter of the late Carl and Evelyn Beaver Sherman. On May 8, 1948, she married her husband Melvin Eugene Rohe, Sr., at Redeemer United Church of Christ in Dushore. Elizabeth and Melvin would have been celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. She has been a lifetime resident of the Dushore area. She is a member of St. Paul's Church of Overton, and was a member of the Women's Guild. Elizabeth enjoyed her time spent crocheting. She liked bird watching, and she took great pleasure in the wonders of nature around her home. She was very devoted to her family and grandchildren, and was always most willing to help whenever needed. She leaves surviving her husband: Melvin E. Rohe, Sr., at home; Joyce A. Rohe of Dushore, Susan (James) Swingle of Dushore, Melvin E. (Joan) Rohe, Jr. of Dushore; by sisters and brothers: Elsie Fassett of New Albany, Clara Weaver of Wysox, Lawrence Sherman of Burlington, Regina Carrington of Rome; by her five grandchildren: Randy Rohe of Dushore, twins: Jason Swingle of Dushore, Niki Swingle of Forksville, Rodney Rohe of Dushore, Brian Rohe of Dushore; and by great grandchildren: Skyler Carpenter and James Carpenter. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by an infant brother. Friends and family are invited to call from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at St. Paul's Church in Overton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Darcy Miller, her pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Reformed Cemetery, in Overton, Pa. In lieu of flower memorials may be made to: St. Paul's Church, c/o Joan Rohe, R.R. 4, Box 4194, Dushore, PA 18614. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA.


You can view an Ancestral Chart for Elizabeth Jane (Sherman) Rohe, courtesy of Carol Brotzman.

    

Children of Elizabeth Sherman and Melvin Rohe are:

      219        i.   Joyce Ann7 Rohe, born December 12, 1948.

      220        ii.   Susan Carol Rohe, born July 18, 1951.

      221       iii.   Melvin E Rohe, born February 13, 1955.

 

     163.  Rita Margaurita6 Karge (Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born September 05, 1930.  She married Joseph Laverne Gilbert May 13, 1961, son of Earl Gilbert and Mildred Nichols.  He was born February 28, 1935 and died July 14, 2005. See his obituary below.

 

Child of Rita Karge and Joseph Gilbert is:

+    222        i.   Janet Louise7 Gilbert, born October 05, 1961.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
July 16, 2005

Joseph L. Gilbert, age 70, of Forksville passed away on July 14, 2005, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following a heart attack.
He was born February 27, 1935, in New Albany, a son of the late J. Earl and Mildred I. (Nichols) Gilbert. Joe Attended Loyalsock Area High School, graduating in 1954. He worked with his father and Uncle John Van Barriger cutting pole wood.
On April 22, 1958 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until April 19, 1960, when he was honorably discharged. After serving in the armed forces, he was employed by Formost Dairy, formerly Harrington's. On May 13, 1961, Joe married the former Rita Karge Gilbert in the Zion Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Forksville Fire Company, and had attended the Forksville United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors. He especially loved to dance.
He was employed by Baumunk Lumbering Co. giving the company 50 years of service, until his untimely passing. He leaves surviving his wife of 44 years Rita, at home; a daughter, Janet (Wayne) Rosbach, and a grandson, Derrick Rosbach, of Forksville; a brother, Audry (Reva) Gilbert of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, June Boyles of Knoxville, Tenn.;Nellie Smith of Victor, NY, Ella Dawn (Ronald) Heinze of Forksville RR; Gloria Leslie of Omaha, Neb. and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Roger E. and Leslie E.Gilbert and by a sister, Norma J. Boecker.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, July 18, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with the Rev. Ted Stiltner, pastor of the Forksville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Friends and family are invited to call from 9 a.m. until noon Monday at the McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore. Interment will be in the Forksville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association of NE PA, 228 S. Russell Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701; the Forksville Volunteer Fire Department; or the Dushore Ambulance Association, in Mr. Gilberts memory.

 

164.     Alvin George6 Karge (Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born June 22, 1932 in Dushore, Pennsylvania, and died February 27, 2003 in Clifton Springs, New York.  He married Ruth "Anne" Norton August 17, 1957 in Millview, Pennsylvania, daughter of John Norton and Grace Molyneux.  She was born April 04, 1936.  His burial was March 03, 2003, Clifton Springs New York

 

 

Daily Review March 4, 2003

 

Alvin G. Karge, 70, of Field Street, Clifton Springs, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.

Friends called Sunday, March 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Patrick Funeral Home, 26 W. Main St., in Clifton Springs. Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lynn Spence officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Port Gibson Cemetery.

Friends may contribute in Alvin's memory to the Geneva Dialysis Unit, in care of Geneva General Hospital, or to Clifton Springs Boy Scout Troop 59.

Alvin was born June 22, 1932, in Pennsylvania, the son of Ralph and Geraldine Karge, and had lived in the Clifton Springs area for more than 45 years. He retired from Garlock in Palmyra after 38 years of service.

Alvin was active in the Clifton Springs Boy Scout Troop 59 for more than 25 years. He was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Anne; children, Wanda (Jay) Orlopp, Mike Karge, Steven (Jill) Karge, and Scott (Sharon) Karge, all of Clifton Springs, and Jason (Nicole) Karge of Newark; 10 grandchildren; nine brothers and sisters living in Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

The Towanda Daily Review

March 4, 2003

Alvin G. Karge, 70, of Field Street, Clifton Springs, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. Friends called Sunday, March 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Patrick Funeral Home, 26 W. Main St., in Clifton Springs. Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lynn Spence officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Port Gibson Cemetery. Friends may contribute in Alvin's memory to the Geneva Dialysis Unit, in care of Geneva General Hospital, or to Clifton Springs Boy Scout Troop 59. Alvin was born June 22, 1932, in Pennsylvania, the son of Ralph and Geraldine Crawford Karge, and had lived in the Clifton Springs area for more than 45 years. He retired from Garlock in Palmyra after 38 years of service. Alvin was active in the Clifton Springs Boy Scout Troop 59 for more than 25 years. He was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Anne; children, Wanda (Jay) Orlopp, Mike Karge, Steven (Jill) Karge, and Scott (Sharon) Karge, all of Clifton Springs, and Jason (Nicole) Karge of Newark; 10 grandchildren; nine brothers and sisters living in Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Children of Alvin Karge and Ruth Norton are:

+    223        i.   Wanda Joan7 Karge, born August 18, 1959 in Clifton Springs, New York.

      224        ii.   Michael John Karge, born August 24, 1961 in Clifton Springs, New York.

+    225       iii.   Stephen Charles Karge, born August 22, 1962 in Clifton Springs, New York.

+    226       iv.   Jason Levi Karge, born August 27, 1964 in Clifton Springs, New York.

+    227       v.   Scott Worthington Karge, born February 20, 1969 in Clifton Springs, New York.

 

     168.  Ronald Kelton6 Karge (Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born August 11, 1940.  He married Shirley Louise Skikoski.  She was born June 09, 1947.

    

Children of Ronald Karge and Shirley Skikoski are:

+    228        i.   Kimberly Ann Karge, born May 27, 1967.

+    229        ii.   Charlotte Karge, born September 12, 1974.

      230       iii.   Ronald Kellan Karge, born February 16, 1976; died February 16, 1976 in Pennsylvania, shortly after birth.

                         Burial was in the  Peace Cemetery

 

      231       iv.   Stanley John Karge, born October 11, 1977.

      232       v.   Carl Joseph Karge, born October 22, 1978.

 

     171.  Linda Lou6 Karge (Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born June 28, 1947.  She married Raymond John McDonald 1970, son of Francis McDonald and Stella Lech.  He was born August 31, 1947 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.

 

 

This family resides at Cherry Mills, Pennsylvania.  Linda is a family historian

With this ancestry sheet you will be able to see how the Kohenspargers integrated the old families of Sullivan County, PA

 

 

    

Children of Linda Karge and Raymond McDonald are:

      233        i.   Raymond John7 McDonald, born July 14, 1970.

+    234        ii.   Gwen Alicia McDonald, born January 31, 1972.

 

     175.  Ruth Joyce6 Reeser (Fluetta Isetta5 Karge, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born January 04, 1935.  She married Theodore James Brown.  He was born June 15, 1931.

 

Child of Ruth Reeser and Theodore Brown is:

      235        i.   Alicia (Alice)7 Brown, born June 21, 1955.

 

180.     John J6 Potter (Carl D5, Elizabeth Mae4 Dohm, Frank3, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born July 30, 1948 in Mildred, PA, and died August 10, 2003.  He married Dee Ann Shindledecker. 

 
More on this family can be found on the Hatton Exley files

 

Daily Review August 17, 2003

 

John J. Potter, age 55, of 1613 Treviso Way, Las Vegas, Nev. 89117, formerly of Mildred, Pa., passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2003 in Las Vegas.

John was born, July 30, 1948, son of Helen Rusin Potter of Mildred, PA. and the late Carl D. Potter. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1967. John entered the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam Conflict on the U.S.S. Grayling SSN 646. In the Navy he studied nuclear engineering. He later worked for GPU at Three Mile Island, Elizabethtown, Pa. and other nuclear facilities.

He married the former Dee Ann Shindledecker of Gettysburg, PA.

At the time of his death he was the Director of the Nuclear Division for Bechtel Corporation in Las Vegas.

Johnny was a member of McDermott Post 452, American Legion, Mildred, PA. and a member of the White Ash Land Association.

Surviving in addition to his spouse and his mother, is a daughter Karen Potter of Dushore, PA.; a brother, R. Carl Potter of North Greece, NY; and several nieces & nephews.

John was predeceased by his father, Carl D. Potter on Sept. 15, 1983; a sister, Paula Potter Black on Dec. 3, 1998 and a sister-in-law, Sharon Bahr Potter on Oct. 30, 1998.

A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Randele Lee Albers, pastor, officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.

 

 Child of John Potter and Dee Shindledecker is:

      236        i.   Karen7 Potter.

 

181.          Robert Carl Potter, Married June 25, 1966 Sharon Ann Bahr, (December 22, 1944 - October 30, 1998), She was born in Towanda, PA

They were the parents of Robert and Donald Potter

      Robert Louis Potter born January 25, 1968 in Rochester, New York, Robert married October 08, 1994 Karen Lynn VanDerburgh who was born

      August 1969

    

      They had the following children:

      Brian Carl Potter May 07, 1996

      Regan Ann Potter May 25, 1999

 

      Donald Carl Potter born April 27, 1970 in Rochester, New York married June 19, 1998 to Claudia Gaona Valdez.

      They have twins:

       Stephane and Vanesia Potter born December 16, 1999

     

 

     192.  David Wesley6 Miller (Barbara Mae5 Adams, Cora Caroline4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born September 23, 1939 in Sayre, PA. He died May 20, 2005 at the in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, PA

    

Children of David Wesley Miller are:

      237        i.   Brenda Jean7 Miller, born May 11, 1964.

      238        ii.   Mark David Miller, born July 21, 1971.

      239       iii.   Jody Miller, born July 31, 1975.

 

     194.  Ronald Francis6 Riordan (Dorothy Roseanna5 Adams, Cora Caroline4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born August 06, 1944.  He married Sandra Boyd November 09, 1974.  She was born November 23, 1946.

 

Child of Ronald Riordan and Sandra Boyd is:

      240        i.   Shannon7 Riordan, born November 15, 1977.  She married Matthew Hicks December 31, 1999; born July 07, 1975.

 

 

     195.  Sharon K6 Riordan (Dorothy Roseanna5 Adams, Cora Caroline4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born September 21, 1946.  She married Edward Grove. 

    

Children of Sharon Riordan and Edward Grove are:

      241        i.   Chrissie7 Grove, born September 05, 1968.

      242        ii.   Edward Grove, born March 27, 1971.

      243       iii.   Lori Grove, born April 13, 1972.

 

     198.  Roseanne6 Riordan (Dorothy Roseanna5 Adams, Cora Caroline4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born July 16, 1956.  She married Chester Gumble.  He was born March 06, 1951.

    

Children of Roseanne Riordan and Chester Gumble are:

+    244        i.   Timothy7 Gumble, born September 27, 1976.

      245        ii.   Brian Gumble, born July 18, 1980.

 

     199.  Eugene Robert6 Adams (Robert B5, Euphamie4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1)  He married Phyllis Cole. 

    

Children of Eugene Adams and Phyllis Cole are:

      246        i.   Elizabeth7 Adams.  She married Mr. Stackhouse.

      247        ii.   Christine Adams.  She married Mr. Swilley.

      248       iii.   Dr Gretchen Adams.

      249       iv.   Eugene Adams.

 

     206.  Toni6 Lambo (Marjorie5 Basley, Alice Elizabeth4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born August 16, 1949.  She married Frank Durilla August 22, 1978. 

 

Children of Toni Lambo and Frank Durilla are:

      250        i.   Jennifer7 Durilla, born December 31, 1979.

      251        ii.   Frank Durilla, born October 30, 1980.

 

     208.  George Duane6 Kisner (Frank George5, Frank Edward4, Frank "Levi"3, Elizabeth (Betsey)2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born May 19, 1937 in Bradford County, PA.  He married Mary Madeline Smith July 22, 1961.  She was born December 28, 1938 in Colley, PA.

 

    

Child of George Kisner and Mary Smith is:

+    252        i.   David Joseph7 Kisner, born October 02, 1962.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

     213.  Lee Ernest7 Fassett (Elsie Evelyn6 Sherman, Carl5, Charles William4 Karge, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born April 19, 1948. He married.

    

Child of Lee Ernest Fassett is:

      253        i.   John8 Fassett, born About 1972.  He married Amy.

New Albany man accused of beating and kidnapping wife

By: The Review 08/26/2004

 

A New Albany man accused of kidnapping and severely beating his pregnant wife was ordered incarcerated in Bradford County Prison Wednesday in lieu of bail.

 

According to information filed with District Justice Tim Clark, Johnny Lee Fassett, 32, has been charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, burglary, aggravated assault of an unborn child, terroristic threats, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.

State police reported being contacted on Aug. 24 by Lee Fassett, Johnny Fassett's father, who reported that his son had assaulted his wife. Responding to Memorial Hospital in Towanda, state police said they spoke to Amy Fassett, who is Johnny Fassett's wife. Amy Fassett said that she heard a loud bang around 1:40 a.m. that day, and Johnny Fassett then entered her bedroom and repeatedly punched her in the face. State police said Amy Fassett also told them her husband punched her at least three times in the abdomen, while stating: "I hope you lose the baby."

In addition, during a re-interview, Amy Fassett told the state police that her husband had choked her during the altercation until she was unable to

breath. Amy Fassett said she attempted to call for help after Johnny Fassett left the room, but the phone was dead. During that time, Amy Fassett said, her husband made numerous statements that he was going to kill her as well as himself. She also told state police that Johnny Fassett remarked that a protection from abuse order was just a piece of paper, and that would not stop him from beating her.

Johnny Fassett stayed with her for several hours, Amy Fassett explained, refusing to let her leave or to seek medical attention, and threatening to kill her if she attempted to leave the premises. Eventually, Amy Fassett said, Johnny Fassett agreed to take her to his father's residence, where Lee Fassett called the authorities.

Johnny Fassett was arrested and arraigned before Judge Clark, who ordered the defendant incarcerated in lieu of $125,000. Johnny Fassett's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 1.

                        ©Daily and Sunday Review 2004 

 

 

     222.  Janet Louise7 Gilbert (Rita Margaurita6 Karge, Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born October 05, 1961.  She married Wayne Leonard Rosbach August 16, 1986.  He was born March 21, 1965.

 

Child of Janet Gilbert and Wayne Rosbach is:

      254        i.   Derrick James8 Roshach, born April 21, 1991.

 

     223.  Wanda Joan7 Karge (Alvin George6, Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born August 18, 1959 in Clifton Springs, New York.  She married Jay Stephen Orlop December 12, 1978 in Marion, New York, son of Donald Orlop and Genieve Tyler.  He was born April 22, 1947 in Newark, New York.

 

Wanda is a family historian.

 

Children of Wanda Karge and Jay Orlop are:

      255        i.   Lynn Marie8 Orlop, born October 01, 1982 in Newark, New York.

      256        ii.   Steven Jay Orlop, born March 20, 1987 in Newark, New York.

 

     225.  Stephen Charles7 Karge (Alvin George6, Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born August 22, 1962 in Clifton Springs, New York.  He married Jill Laureen Melcher September 01, 1984 in East Palmyra, New York, daughter of Willis Melcher and Jane Smith.  She was born July 03, 1962.

    

Children of Stephen Karge and Jill Melcher are:

      257        i.   Darren Steven8 Karge, born November 12, 1987.

      258        ii.   Holly Grace Karge, born June 03, 1989.

 

     226.  Jason Levi7 Karge (Alvin George6, Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born August 27, 1964 in Clifton Springs, New York.  He married (1) Tracy Lee Foss August 18, 1984 in Palmyra, New York, they divorced.    He married (2) Nicole Frances Brinkman July 29, 1995, daughter of Richard Brinkman and Terri Norman.  She was born April 29, 1972 in Clifton Springs, New York.

 

Child of Jason Karge and Tracy Foss is:

      259        i.   Jacob J8 Karge, born January 28, 1985.

    

Children of Jason Karge and Nicole Brinkman are:

      260        i.   Amber Lee8 Karge, born January 09, 1992 in Geneva, New York.

      261        ii.   Brandon John Karge, born June 13, 1995 in Newark, New York.

 

     227.  Scott Worthington7 Karge (Alvin George6, Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born February 20, 1969 in Clifton Springs, New York.  He married (1) Sharon Rose Garrett August 20, 1994 in Clifton Springs, New York.  She was born April 14, 1972 in Canandaigua, New York.  He lives with Barb Lathey

    

Children of Scott Karge and Sharon Garrett are:

      262        i.   Leanne Elizabeth8 Karge, born July 09, 1995.

      263        ii.   Garret Levi Karge, born January 22, 2000.

    

Child of Scott Karge and Barb Lathey is:

      264        i.   Brittany May8 Lathey, born July 13, 1992 in Geneva, New York.

 

     228.  Kimberly Ann7 Karge (Ronald Kelton6, Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born May 27, 1967.  She married Arthur Parsons. 

    

Children of Kimberly Karge and Arthur Parsons are:

      265        i.   Arthur8 Parsons, born July 01, 1990.

      266        ii.   Nathan Parsons, born February 19, 1995.

 

     229.  Charlotte7 Karge (Ronald Kelton6, Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born September 12, 1974.  She married John Harrison. 

 

Children of Charlotte Karge and John Harrison are:

      267        i.   Abigail Elizabeth8 Harrison, born November 02, 2000.

      268        ii.   Zachary John Harrison, born September 10, 2003.

 

     234.  Gwen Alicia7 McDonald (Linda Lou6 Karge, Ralph John5, Charles William4, Hannah3 Dohm, Katherine M2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born January 31, 1972.  She married Shawn Paul Klingler October 25, 1997 in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.  He was born September 30, 1972.

 

Children of Gwen McDonald and Shawn Klingler are:

      269        i.   Kiersten Carrie8 Klingler, born January 19, 2000.

      270        ii.   Cameron John Klingler, born December 04, 2001.

 

     244.  Timothy7 Gumble (Roseanne6 Riordan, Dorothy Roseanna5 Adams, Cora Caroline4 Suber, Emma3 Hopkins, Barbara2 Kohensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1) was born September 27, 1976.  He married Melissa Norton. 

    

Child of Timothy Gumble and Melissa Norton is:

      271        i.   Page8 Gumble, born June 24, 1999.

 

     252.  David Joseph7 Kisner (George Duane6, Frank George5, Frank Edward4, Frank "Levi"3, Elizabeth (Betsey)2 Kokensparger, George Jacob (Kochansparger)1 Kohensparger) was born October 02, 1962.  He married Patricia Jo Pastusic, daughter of Francis Pastusic and Alberta Pedro.  She was born November 26, 1965 in Towanda, PA.

    

Child of David Kisner and Patricia Pastusic is:

      272        i.   Danielle Nicole8 Kisner, born July 18, 1991.

 

                                                            Still more local Kohenspargers

 

 

Now those Kohenspargers also spread out earlier in to the Susquehanna County, PA. Area.  Mary Jean Williams has on her site, From Cemetery to Tree< a single headstone page Single Headstones where the following information can be found.

 

Mary Jean’s directions are taking Route 92, going north to Lenox Corners, Susquehanna Co., Pa
This is a single stone set just off the road with a small rail around it.

 
Conrad
William
1753-1837
Eve Kocherberger
His Wife
1762-1830
     Back
Settled in Brooklyn Twp.
1787. Parents of John
Kate [first white girl
Born in Susquehanna Co.]
Polly, George, William,
Andrew, Jacob.

 

Now, of course, Daniel knew exactly who she was! He explains how she was related to the Sullivan County family. She was a sister of Georg Jacob Kohensparger, but two years younger. Her data can be found on the Internet.

 Maria Eva Kochersperger

 Birth: 28 JUL 1758 in Rittershofen, Kreis Weissenburg, Niederrhein, Alsace, France

 Death: about 1830 in Lenox Township, Harford, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA

 Event: Documentary fact not verified that Maria Eva indeed followed her older brother to Pennsylvania

 Burial: Bell Cemetery, Lenox Twp, Harford, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, US

 Married: 13 FEB 1788 in German Reformed Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Wilhelm (William) Conrad born ABT 1753 in Olberode, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia, Germany and died 14 OCT 1837 in Lenox Township, Harford, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA


William and Eve (Kocherberger) Conrad
Grave Marker
Bell Cemetery, Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, PA
Photo courtesy of Pat Benfer via Mary Jean Williams

Children of William Conrad and Maria Kocherberger are from my files:

2 i. John2 Conrad, born 1785 in Philadelphia, PA; died August 01, 1864.

3 ii. William Conrad, born 1787 in Lennox Twp, , Susquehanna, Pennsylvania; died 1887.

4 iii. Jacob Conrad, born 1789 in Susquehanna County, Lenox, PA; died 1887.

5 iv. Kate Conrad, born September 12, 1792 in Harford, Susquehanna County, PA.

 6 v. George Conrad, born December 22, 1794 in Brooklyn Susquehanna County, PA; died November 05, 1856.

7 vi. Polly Conrad, born October 20, 1795 in Brooklyn Susquehanna County, PA.

 8 vii. Andrew Conrad, born March 28, 1799 in PA; died Aft. 1880 in October 04, 1879 (LDS DATA) but he is on 1880 census.

 

Her full name is Maria Eva Kochersperger. She came to America with her older brother, Johann Martin Kochersperger. She was born 28 July 1758 in Rittershoffen, Alsace, France and married William Conrad in Philadelphia on 13th Feb 1788. William Conrad was a Hessian mercenary that deserted over to the side of the American revolutionaries and fought on their side. Their children were John, Polly, Catharina, George, William, Andrew and Jacob. Her brother, Johann Martin Kochersperger was a farmer in Passyunk Township, Philadelphia County. He died there in 1822. He is the patriarch of the still existing, very large Kochersperger family from Philadelphia. All descendants still spell the surname the exact way it was spelled back in France.

The memorial stone or tombstone was placed much later after their deaths, which accounts for the inconsistencies of the birth years. Her identity is beyond doubt, as she was together with her brother Johann Martin whose identity is confirmed as well. This is a tombstone that was placed perhaps some 50-70 years ago, I can tell that by the style, decoration on the face, print style and general condition/appearance. I would say 1950's-1970's. someone, possibly a descendant, commissioned this stone, since there was apparently none over the original grave. Obviously they have Maria Eva's birthdate wrong and I am not sure that the death date is accurate, I have seen later dates as well.
Daniel

 

I am adding another notation from Daniel:

Maria Eva and her brother Johann Martin were actually already 2nd cousins to Georg Jakob's father, they are from the same family and descended from Hans Guggisberg, but one group is from one of the latter's sons and the other from the second. They go back 4 generations before they connect. Please check out Daniel's home page for further details.

Carol

 

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