D. at Home under care of Hopice, wife Ellen & son Carl. Cremated Jan 8 1996. Bur. Jan 11 1996 Chapel Hill Gardens South, Alsip, IL, Military section. Life memb. Amvets. Worked Bethlehem steel Mills, after Hi School, Johnstown, PA. 1952 joined USAF for 6 yrs. 35 yr memb Sheetmetal workers Local #73, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.
Certification of Birth Commonwealth of PA Dept. of Health Vital Records: file # 1082120-34 date filed 8-21-34 date issued 5/22/89; date of birth 8-14-34; Co. of birth Somerset; subject Quay Richard Lambert; sex, Male; Charles Hardester State Regstar
Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces of the USA Dept. of the Air Force: This is to certify that Quay R. Lambert AF13474843 A1C AFRES was Honorably Discharged from the USAF 10 Jan 1962. This certificate is awarded as a testimonial of Honest & Faithful Service signed by R. P. Locke Lt. Colonel, USAF
OBIT - Chicago Sun-Times Wed 10 Jan 1996 - LAMBERT - Quay R. Lambert, loving husb/o Ellen (nee Poltrock), cherished father/o Carl, Clark (Patti), Paul, & Edith (Gregory) Jurkovic, loving s/o Alonda & the late Alvin, proud gfather of 9. Life member of Amvets post 72 & 35 yr member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 73. Burial service Thu 11 am at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cem. & Funeral Home. OBIT - Chicago Sun-Times Wed 10 Jan 1996 - Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 - Service for brother Quay Lambert will be held at Chapel Hill South Funeral Home 11335 S. Central, Worth. Visitation Thu 11 am only. Thomas J. Roach, Sec/Treasurer
Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Quay R. Lambert; b Aug 14, 1934; d Jan 5, 1996; Chapel service at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home Thu, Jan 11, 1996 11 am; Bur. Chapel Hill Gardens So. Cem.
Western Union telegram: Chicago, IL Jun 26 1962; To Ellen Lambert, 10263 Hilltop Dr., Orland Pk, IL; Richard Lambert died at 10:15 PM today in Cook Co. Hosp. Please consult your local funeral director concerning burial arrangements. signed F. A. Hartwig, Warden
Buried at Chapel Hill Gardens South, Alsip, IL in Garden of the Good Shepard section. (next to gparents Elmer Carl & Lillian Selma Poltrock)
Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Richard Quay Lambert; b Mar 17, 1958; d Jun 26, 1962; Bur. Chapel Hill Gardens South
Orland Pk News: HOLD SERV FOR ORLAND BOY; Richard Quay Lambert, 4, son of Mr. & Mrs. Quay Lambert, 10263 Hilltop Dr., Orland Pk, died last week in the Cook Co. Hosp., after a lingering illness. Servs were conducted Jun 29, by Rev Marvin Goll of Faith Evang. Luth Ch, at Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 107th & Harlem, Worth, Bur Chapel Hill Gardens South.
[NI000004] Helping friend cut wood, he cut left thigh open requiring numerous sutures inside & out to close 5 inch gash
[NI000007] 2 weeks before wedding was playing softball was sliding into 2nd base and broke both bones above the ankle of right leg. Had a cast up to hip for wedding and had to use crutches and the help of her father and brother,Clark, to walk down the aisle. At age of 6 she was thrown down in back yard by neighbor and got a broken collarbone. While working in a factory, lost end of index finger machinery. 1997--had tonsils removed
[NI000009] In 1995 was riding NEW bicycle in neighborhood & ran into a BIG (abt 4 ins in diameter) Tree, resulting in a concussion & broken right collar-bone
Worked on the construction of Boulder Dam(now Hoover Dam) in NV. He d after being kicked by cow on his farm, North Judson, IN. Cow broke his rib, rib punctured his lung, a blood clot traveled to his heart & he had a heart attack followed 2 wks later suffered a fatal attack. He was a good cook & taught me (Ellen) how to make all his favorite german dishes.
OBITS: in North Judson News Thu May 21 1964 & South Bend Trib Tue May 19 1964 pg 29 Winamac- Elmer Poltrock 56 of Rt. 3 Winamac, IN d 8:45 am Mon in Starke Co. Mem. Hosp. were he had been a patient for 1 dy. retired Sheet Metal Mechanic, farmer b 12 Jan 1908, Chicago, IL survived by wife Lillian (Strenge) Poltrock, 1 son Elmer, Rt. 3 Winamac, IN, 3 dau.s Mrs. Beverly Andrews, Rt. 3 Winamac, IN, Mrs. Ellen Lambert, Orland Pk, IL, & Karen, Blue Island, IL 9 gchldn, 2 bro.s Harold, Elmhurst, IL, Edgar, Chicago, IL, 3 sis.s Mrs. Ella Bein, Chicago, IL, Mrs. Esther Pugh, WV, & Mrs. Erna Shepard, Chicago, IL. Body will be taken from Kennedy & Braman Funeral home, Knox, IN to Schmaedke Funeral home, Worth, IL were servs will be 2 pm Thu Bur. Garden of the Good Shepard Sec. of Chapel Hill Gardens South Cem., Worth (Now Alsip), Cook Co., IL.
OBIT - Chicago Trib. Wed 20 May 1964 - POLTROCK - Elmer Poltrock of Winnemac, IN, beloved husb. of Lillian nee Strenge devoted father of Elmer Jr., Beverly Andrews, Ellen Lambert, and Karen; bro/o Harold, Edgar, Ella Bein, Esther Pugh, & Erna Sheppard; gfather of 9. Resting at Schmaedeke Funeral Home 107th St. & Harlem Ave., Worth, where services will be held at 1:30 pm Thu May 21, Bur. Chapel Hill Garden South.
OBIT - ukwn paper - Elmer Poltrock, 56, formerly of 11530 S. Leclair, Alsip, died suddenly May 18 in Winamac, IN, where he had been making his home for the past yr. Funeral service scheduled for Thu May 21 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 107th St. & Harlem Ave., Worth. Bur. Chapel Hill Garden South. Survivors include wife Lillian; chldn Elmer Jr., Beverly Andrews, Karen Poltrock, Ellen Lambert, of Orland Pk.; 2 bro.s, 3 sis.s, & 9 gchldn.
Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Elmer Poltrock; b Jan 12, 1908; d May 18, 1964; Bur. Chapel Hill Garden South.
Birth Cert: Departmen of Health; city of Chicago; name, Elmer Poltrock; sex, Male; date of birth, Jan 12, 1908 at 5 am; place of birth, 3639 S. Lincoln St.; res of mother, same; full name of mother, Ernstine Poltrock age 26; maiden name of mother, Ernstine Arnt; birth place of mother, Germany; # of previous chldn of mother, 3, now living, 3; full name of father, Paul Poltrock age 31; occ. Millwright; birth place of father, Germany; reported by, Alford H. Fowler, MD; res, 6953 Eggleston Ave.; date of return 15 Jan 1908
Death Cert: Stark Co. Board of Health, Knox, IN; This certifies that according to records of Stark Co.: name of deceased, Elmer Poltrock; date of death, May 18, 1964 at Starke Mem. Hosp., Knox, IN; sex, M color, White married age 56; primary cause of death given was, multiple pulmonary embloy; certified by, H. C. Ufkos, D.O. of North Judson, IN; place of bur. or removal, Chapel Hill Gardens, Chicago IL; date of burial, 21 May 1964 funeral dir., Kennedy & Braman Knox, IN; record filed, 19 May 1964 book # 31 pg. 39 local # 64-110; health officer, Howard J. Henry MD; issued 25 May 1964
[NI000026] Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Alvin Quay Lambert; b Lambertsville, PA Jan 11, 1913; d Akron, OH Jun 25, 1992; funeral services held at Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home Akron, OH Sat 5 pm Jun 27, 1992; services conducted by Rev. James Shoe; cremation Akron, OH Jun 25, 1992; Arrangements by Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home Akron, OH
In Merory of Londa Lambert Jun 25, 1916 June 2, 2001 Memorial Service Hennessy Funeral Home Mon, Jun 4, 2001 Officiating Pastor Kevin Truex
Londa Lambert, 84, passed away 2 Jun 2001. b Windber, PA lived in Akron since 1956. She was a homemaker. Preceded by husb., Alvin, & son Quay, survived by dau.s & sons-in-law, Charolette & Chester Bond, IN, Darlene & Henry Lam, Cuyahoga Falls; sons & dau.s-in-law, Earl & Becky, Port Clinton, Albert & Becky, IL, Ivan & Becky, Stow; sis., Beatrice Heeter, PA; bro & sis-in-law, Ira & Geneva Shaffer, Akron; 13 gchldn & may ggchldn. Memorial services 5 pm Mon, Hennessy (formerly Rossi) Funeral Home, 552 N. Main St., Akron, Pastor Kevin Truex officiating. Calling hrs 3 pm til service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society.
Was living with brother Alvin at the time he passed away.
Memorial Card: In Memory of Clark Lambert; b Feb 6, 1904; d Mar 20, 1982; place & time of services The Shank-Della Valle Funeral Home, Windber on Wed, Mar 24, 1982 11 am; clergyman Rev. David Shelter; Bur. Richland Cem.; Arrangements by The Shank-Dalla Valle Funeral Home Windber, PA
[NI000050] Bio: Sometime after 1907 Albert & Sadie decided that they were going to move to Tomball, TX to raise cattle. Grace, Frank, & Robert moved to TX by train. They lived there for some time until Albert was bitten by a snake & he decided to move back to Windber. Grace & her mother Sadie returned by RR coach & Albert, his sons & cattle came back in a box car. They came back to Windber opened the Gohn Hotel at corner of 19th St & Graham Ave.
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 23 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
6 152 159 Lambert Joseph 30 M W Laborer 600 PA
Lambert Elizabeth 27 F W Keeping house PA
Lambert Sarah 12 F W PA
Lambert Malon 10 M W PA
Lambert Samuel 8 M W PA
Lambert Ellen 6 F W PA
Lambert Charles 4 M W PA
Lambert John 2 M W PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Joseph M Lambert State: PA Dist: 0164 Color: W Age: 77 B Pl: PA Visit: 0059 Co: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02720963 Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth 74, PA
Gson Russell Miller 14, PA
[NI000087] Johnstown Trib c 6/16/1930 FRANCIS F. CABLE HAS PASSED AWAY. Prominent Resid Stonycreek Twp Expires at Local Hosp. Francis F. Cable, aged 72, passed away Sat afternoon at Memorial Hosp, where he underwent an operation that am. He had been a patient at 8th Ward institution for more than 2 wks. His wife, Mrs. Maria (Lambert) Cable, preceded him to the grave 2 yrs ago. The deceased was s/o Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cable & had been a resid of Somerset Co all of his life. The body was prepared for burial by Undertaker C. H. Ross, Shanksville, & was removed to the Cable home yesterday. He is survived by a daug, Mrs. Lester Pyle, who resides at the Cable home; 4 gchldn & these sibs: J. M. Cable, Berlin; P. J. Cable, Waterloo, IA; Mrs. Mahlon Meyers, Somerset, & Mrs. Jacob Zimmerman, Long Beach, CA. He was a life-long memb COB. Funeral serv tomorrow 2:30 pm Mizpah Luth Ch. Rev. H. Q. Rhoads & Rev. B. F. Rudisill will officiate. Bur ch cem.
Founded Lambertsville in 1844 & owned 1st store in the village, Abraham Lambert was born in this Twp, where he still resides. He married Louisa Mostoller, & is the father of seven sons & seven daughters. Lambertsville is a small village named in honor of Abraham Lambert, who owned the land on which it is built. He erected the first house here in 1855. [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Counties, 1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 516.]
Abraham Lambert was b. at old homestead in Stony Creek in 1818. Following in footsteps of his immediate ancestors, he became one of most successful farmers of this locality & one of most respected citizens of town in which he spent his entire life of 72 yrs. He took an intelligent interest in all matters regarding advancement & welfare of Stony Creek, & was an earnest Rep. in politics. He was at one time Supervisor of Elections in this twp. He was one of most active membs of Luth ch, which he serv a no. of yrs as Deacon & Elder, & to which his wife belonged. He m Louise Mostoller d/o Joseph & Sarah (Mowrey) Mostoller. She is still living in Stony Creek. His wife is shown as Sarah at bapt of James in Jun 1847. Lambertsville was named in 1855 for Abraham & Louisa (Mostoller) Lambert who built a house at west end of village in 1844. Also owned 1st store in town.
Will: Somerset Co. Historical Soc. ( located in old police sta. in town of Somerset) In the name of God, Amen. 23 Jul 1890, I Abraham Lambert of Lambertsville, PA, centurian, being through blessings of God, in a sound state of mind & memory, but calling to mind the frail tenure of life, & that it is appointed to all men once to die, do make & ordain this my last will & testament, that is to say, principally & 1st of all, I recommend my soul into the hands of God, who gave it me, & disposal of my body to leave to the entire discretion of my friends. With respect tp my worldly estate, I give, bequeath, & dispose of it in manner & proportions here follows: 1st I bequeath to my wife Louisa all my possessions, both personal & real estate, & she is to pay all outstanding debts that I have incurred, after her death it shall be disposed of in the following manner: It shall be equally divided among my chldn & my deceased chldns heirs, with exceptions, My son David A. Lambert shall recive $100 less than an equal share, amount I pd to purchase him tinners tools. My duaghter Sarah J. Wagner shall receive $150. less than an equal share, amount I pd toward lot & bldg for her. My daughter Sue L. Ream shall receive $5., but if she outlives her husb, afther his death she shall receive an equal share with the rest of my chldn. I also appoint my son Jonathan Lambert as my executor. I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, & disannul all & every other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests, & executors by me in any before named, willed, & bequeathed; ratifying & confirming this, & no other to be my last will & testament. In wittness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & seal, the day & year above written. Signed Abraham Lambert. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced, & declared by said Abraham Lambert, as his last will & testament. in the presents of us, the subscribers. (Seal) L.C. Lambert, Lambertsville, PA (Seal) John Cook, Lambertsville, PA
The 1860 Somerset Co., Stonycreek Twp census
house #1027, Abraham Lambert (age 39)
his w. Lousia Mostoller (age 33)
Jonathan (age 15)
James (age 14)
David (age 11)
Amanda (age 10)
Susan (age 8)
George (age 4)
Ellen (age 3)
Joseph (age 11 mos).
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA on 23 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
Lambert Abraham 50 M W Farmer 5,000 1,000 PA
Lambert Louisa 45 F W Keeping house PA
Lambert Jonathan 25 M W Laborer 1,000 PA
Lambert James 23 M W Sashmaker 1,100 PA
Lambert Minnie 20 F W PA
Lambert Susan 18 F W PA
Lambert George 13 M W PA
Lambert Ellen 12 F W PA
Lambert Joseph 10 M W PA
Lambert Sarah 9 F W PA
Lambert Albert 7 M W PA
Lambert Emma 5 F W PA
Lambert Milton 3 M W PA
Lambert Cora 8/12 F W PA Sep.
Asherich Jacob 21 M W Shoemaker PA
[NI000092] John Lambert's dau. Elizabeth Lambert m. Abraham B. Brant b: 1784 killed in battle @ Mercerburg, PA. Grave Stone placed in his honor by efforts of his grandson George C. Cassady at Jay Walker Farm Cem., Stoney Creek, PA. History of Abraham can be researched in Vol 7, 5th series, page 135 PA archives. 1st Bat. 109th Reg. Berlin Rifle Co., War of 1812
1850 Federal Census Allegheny Twp., Somerset Co., PA
19 18 19 Brant John 37 M Farmer 300 PA
20 18 19 Brant Elisabeth 37 F PA
21 18 19 Brant Susanna 16 F PA
22 18 19 Brant Solomon 14 M PA
23 18 19 Brant Elisabeth 12 F PA
24 18 19 Brant Mary 11 F PA
25 18 19 Brant Samuel 8 M PA
26 18 19 Brant Cordilla 6 F PA
27 18 19 Brant George 1 M PA
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 6 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
35 131 133 Reitz Philip 32 M W miller 4,000 400 Bavaria Ger
36 131 133 Reitz Mary 39 F W wife Pa
37 131 133 Reitz John 9 M W at home Pa
38 131 133 Reitz Catharina 7 F W at home Pa
39 131 133 Reitz Susannah 4 F W at home Pa
40 131 133 Reitz George F 2 M at home
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 26, 25 Jun 1880
442B 39 235 246 Reitz Philip W M 40 PA PA PA
442B 40 235 246 Reitz Mary W F 48 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
442B 41 235 246 Reitz John H. W M 18 Son Miller PA Germany PA
442B 42 235 246 Reitz Kate W F 16 Daughter PA Germany PA
442B 43 235 246 Reitz Susan W F 14 Daughter PA Germany PA
442B 44 235 246 Reitz George S. W M 13 Son PA Germany PA
442B 45 235 246 Reitz Charles I. W M 9 Son PA Germany PA
442B 46 235 246 Reitz Hulda W F 7 Daughter PA Germany PA
442B 47 235 246 Reitz David L. W M 5 Son PA Germany PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 26 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
140B 64 236 243 Reitz Philip Head W M Feb 1839 61 M 40 Germany Germany Germany 1859 40 na Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O F F 188
140B 65 236 243 Reitz Mary Wife W F May 1832 68 M 40 7 6 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
140B 66 236 243 Reitz Charles Son W M June 1870 29 S PA Germany PA Carpenter 0 Yes Yes Yes
140B 67 236 243 Reitz Hulda Daughter W F Apr 1873 27 S PA Germany PA House Keeper 0 Yes Yes Yes
[NI000111] Daniel W. is farming their father's place [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 518.]
[NI000133] Father is retire fire chief of O'Hara AirPort Fire Dept.
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Co-nelius Lambert State: PA Enumeration District: 0034 Color: W Age: 61 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0202 County: Franklin Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02720839 Other Residents:
Wife Mary 59, Pennsylvania
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA John J. Schell
210-66 Miller, William 36 M Farmer PA
Rebecca 33 F PA
Isaac 13 M PA
Jonathan 10 M PA
Samuel 8 M PA
William 5 M PA
Zachariah 3 M PA
[NI000150] He served in the Union army & was wounded at Gettysburg Jul 1 1861 & was captured by Confederate troops, taken south & then exchanged by end of Jul. Hosp. records are rather slim but apparently he d. in Chester, PA in late Jul or early Aug 1863. 2 days before his enlistment he had m. Elizabeth Ling. She was never aware of the true place of his death but she was awarded a widow's pension.
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Harry Lambert State: PA Enumeration District: 0161 Color: W Age: 37 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0391 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02720904 Other Residents:
Wife Ida 36, Pennsylvania
Son Earnest 02, Pennsylvania
[NI000208] HELSEL, George, 82, 130 Railroad St., Holsopple, d. 12 May 1972 at his residence. b. 3 Sep 1889, Holsopple, s/o Samuel & Annaliza (LEHMAN) HELSEL. Preceded in death by parents, wife former Susan LOHR in 1959; 4 bro.s, 2 sis.s; & 3 infant chldn. Survived by dau. Helen, w/o James HITE, with whom he resided. Bro. of Annie Landers, Shanksville; Katie Holsopple, Windber. Friends recieved 7-9 pm Sat. & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sun. at Marlin G. Meek Funeral Home, Windber, Serv. Mon. 2 pm, Rev. Robert Callihan. Bur. Grandview Cem.
[NI000222] From PA German Pioneers: [List 176 C] At the Court House at Philadelphia, Wed 16 Oct 1751. Present: The Worshipful Robert Strettell, Esq, Mayor of Philadelphia. The Foreigners whose names are underwritten, imported in the Ship Duke of Wirtenberg, Capt. Montpelier, Commander, from Rotterdam & Cowes, England, did this day take & subscribe the usual Qualifications. List 169. Whole Freights 406. Messrs. Stedman. Name appears: Steffan Wunder. Steffan Wunder could write; he signed his name to the ship's register. Stephen Wunder appears on tax rolls of Macungie Twp, 1762, taxed 7 pounds. He was naturalized 9/29/1765. // From WONDERS OF AMER by Frank Wonders, Warrington, PA Stephen Wonders was a soldier in the French & Indian War serving under Gen Washington at Braddock's Defeat near Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) in 1755. He also served in the Rev War. // Gregory W. Wonders, published in the Spring, 1983 issue of The Palatine Immigrant an inventory of the possessions of our immigrant ancestor, Stephen Wonder, who d in 1795 in Huntington Twp, York Co PA. Stephen Wunder signed the oath of abjuration (List 176C) 16 Oct 1751, as did the other male passengers 16 & older who arrived at the port of Philadelphia on the ship "Duke of Wirtenberg." In an effort to try to discover the birthplace & birth date of our immigrant ancestor, I drove from Ann Arbor to Columbus to attend the 4/23/83 meeting of the Ohio Chpt of Palatines to Amer to hear Herr Friedrich R. Wollmershauser talk abt "Finding Origins of 18th Century Emigrants from Southern Germany." Greg, my 5th cousin once removed, heard the same talk 4/9/83 at the spring meeting of the PA Chpt of Pal-Am. Herr Wollmershauser also was a guest at the Jun 1983 nat'l Palatines to Amer meeting at Messiah College in Grantham, PA, & Greg & I talked to him abt the difficulties in locating the point of origin of our mutual ancestor. In Nov 1983, I wrote to the Verein fur Familienund-Wappenkunde to find out how to place an ad in their publication. I was very surprised to receive the next mo a letter from Herr Wollmershauser saying my letter had been forwarded to him by the Verein. Herr Wollmershauser had gone to the Hauptstaatarchiv in Stuttgart & checked several sources to see where he could find the name WUNDER in the Dukedom of Wurttemberg. He said that the ship "Duke of Wurttemburg" in 1751 had passengers not only from Wurttemberg, but also from Baden (around Karlsruhe) & a few from the Kraichgau (near Sinsheim). He suggested that I wait a few yrs until his index to the 1744 population list of the Dukedom of Wurttemberg would be finished. All males over 16 yrs of age in 1744 in Wurttemberg were on this list. If our immigrant ancestor had been over 16 in 1744, & had lived in Wurttemberg, he would appear in Herr Wollmershauser's index. While waiting for the 1744 population index, I discovered information in genealogy articles in PA magazines & books which enabled me to identify 22 fellow passengers from 13 German towns. Before writing to the Evangelisches Pfarramt in the 13 towns to see if Stephan Wunder appeared in a parish register (on the chance that he had emigrated with a friend from his hometown), I wrote to several researchers who had extensive card files on German emigrants. Unfortunately, Stephan Wunder did not appear in their files. Early in 1990 1 received an exciting letter from Herr Wollmershauser. He had discovered in the Protestant parish register of Liebenzell a birth entry (1 September 1726) for a Stephan Wunder, s/o Philipp Jacob Wunder & his wife Maria Catharina. Beneath Stephan's name the following words had been added at a later dates "Ist 1751 nach Pensylvanien gezogen" (moved to PA in 1751) Additional research by Herr Wollmershauser in the Protestant parish registers of Liebenzell yielded baptismal, confirmation, marriage & death entries for Stephan's older sibs plus Stephan's confirmation in 1740 & the fact that he was "listed as an unmarried man taking the holy communion in 1749, 1750 & on Palm Sun 1751, but not on Easter 1751 or afterwards (so he may have left between Palm Sun & Easter). Stephan's father's surname was WUNDERER in 1715 & 1717 baptismal register, but became WUNDER in subsequent entries. Stephan's father was Cath & he d 14 Sep 1745, aged 68. Stephan's mother was Protestant, & she d 1 Sep 1745, aged 56. There is no record of Stephen Wonder from the time that he arrives in 1751 till he shows up in Berks Co. in 1761 with chldn to be baptized. // Will for Stephen Wonder Vol.1 page 476 HuntingtonTwp. Adams Co. Adams Co. Historical Society Gettysburg: York Co Court House, York PA Wills 1793-1798 Vols. U Microfilm:York Co Will Book U Page 165 5/09/1795 (Microfilm at both Adams Co. Hx & York Co. Hx) Also a memorandum that has not been rnicrofilmed but is at the York Co Courthouse listing an inventory dated on or before 6/09/1795-published by Gregory Wonders Farm divided equally between my sons & daugs: 1.Sebastian (moves to OH), 2. Margaret, w/o Godfrey Sidle 3. Stephen (moves to Bedford Co. PA) 4. Henry (lives in Washington Twp. York Co. near Dillsburg) 5. Elizabeth, w/o Frederick Wailer youngest daug (stay in Latimor&Huntington Twp.) Nioney to be given a different year by birth Exe: Sebastian & Henry Signed Stephen by his mark In the Name of God Amen 19 Mar 1795, I Stephen Wonder Sr. of Huntington Twp, York Co., PA, being weak in body but of perfect Mind & Memory thanks be unto Mighty God & knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, Do make & ? this my Last Will & Testament, that is to Say. Princinpally & 1st of all, I give & recommend my soul into the Hands of God that gave it, & for my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be bur in a christianlike & decent manner at the discretion & direction of my Executor, & as touching such wordly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life. I give, bequest, & dispose of the ? in the following manner & forms; Imp? I Order & Direct that all my just debts & flineral Charges be pd by my Executors out of my Estate ~ Item? I Will & order & direct that all my Estate both real & personal be sold by my Executors as soon as they shall judge Convenient after my Decease & the money arising from all of my Estate both real & personal after my just debts & funeral Charges are pd, I Give, bequeath, & dispose of the Same in the following manner & form, that is to Say, I Give & Bequeth unto my beloved Son Sebastian Wonder the just & full Sum of 25 Pounds, good & lawlul money of the State of PA & the remaining part of the money arising form the Sales of my estate both real & personal as aforesaid, I Will, order & direct, that the Same shall be equally divided among each & all of my Sons & Daugs, namely, Sebastian, Stephen & Henry, & Margret W/o Godfrey Sidle, & Elizabeth w/o Frederick Wailer, Share & Share alike. It is my Will & Instruction that the Same may be taken to be their Share in full of all my Estate both real & personal & in full of everything they or any of them might claim for any Serv formerly done for me or any thing whatsoever, I Likewise order & direct that the foregoing Legacies shall be pd in the following manner & form that is to Say, I order & direct that Sebastian my oldest Son shall have his share of my Estate pd to him in 1 Yr after my Decease & Margaret Shall have her Share in 2 yrs after my Decease & Stephen shall have his Share in 3 Yrs after my Decease & Henry shall have his Share in 4 Yrs after my decease & Elizabeth my youngest Daug her Share shall be pd to her in 5 Yrs after my decease, all & every of the aforesaid Legacies I order to be pd at aforesaid by my Executors, them I do hereby authorise & Impower my 2 sons Sebastian & Henry whom I nominate & appoint Executors of this my Last Will & Testament whom I hereby Impower to appraise & sell according to the true Interest & meaning hereoff Lastly I do herby utterly rebuke disallow & ? all former bequests, Wills & Legacies by me heretofore in my feft or? declairing, ratifyng & confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament In Witness where I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my seal the day & yr above written. Sr.Stephen X Wonder Mark Seal Signed Sealed, published & declared by the said Stephen Wonder as & for his Last Will & Testament in Presence of us, who also wrote our names in the presence of said Testators George Robinet & Allen Robinet of York Co befbre Jacob Barnitz Register for the Probate of Wills & Granting of Letters of Administration in & for the Co of York in the State of PA personally came George Robinet & Allen Robinet the 2 proscribing ? ????? to the foregoing testament of ???? & the said Allen on his solemn Oath & the said George on his Solemn Oath taken with an uplifted hand (he conscientiously forwarding the taking of an oathe in the common form) Do severally Say that they were personally present & said & heard the above named Stephen Wonder make his mark unto??? his seal ???? publish the foregoing Instrument of Writing as for his Last Will & Testament & that at the time of the doing thereof he the said Stephen was of a sound & disposing mind, memory & understanding to the best to their knowledge belief, & that they subsribed their names therto as Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator & at his request & also in the presence of each other at the same time Geo. Robinet, Allen Robinet Sworn & Subscribed before me at York 9 Apr 1795 Barnitz Reg.
[NI000269] Scheie-Capper - Annie m. (Shaffer), 90, El Paso, TX, d 26 Jul 1996. b 6 Sep 1905, Ashtola, PA, d/o late Ira Sankey & Rosella (Deffibaugh) Shaffer. Preceded by bro.s, Chester & Elmer; & sis.s, Fleta & Elizabeth. Survived by dau., Gwendolyn Shaffer, El Paso, TX; gsons, Dennis, Spring, TX; & Gregory, New Knoxville, OH; ggchldn, Brian, Jason, Nathan & Ashley; sis.s, Beatrice & Londa; bro., Ira. Memorial service. 2 pm Sun, Grace Luth. Ch., Rummel, the Rev. Dennis Doebler.
[NI000273] Shaffer - Lizzie, 87, COB Home, formerly 3418 Graham Ave., Windber, d 16 Sep 1987, at the home. b 13 May 1900, Windber, d/o late Willis & Margaret (Berkebile) Knavel. Preceded by husband, Elmer, in 1950; sis, Ida; & bro, Earl. Survived by chldn: Wilbur, m Helen Taylor, Windber; Gerald, m Maxine Blattenberger, Cleveland, OH; & Geraldine, w/o George Taylor, Jacksonville, FL; 7 gchldn & 12 ggchldn. Memb Rummel Grace Luth. Ch. Retired from former Eureka Store. Family will receive friends 2-4 & 7-9 pm Thu, Meek Funeral Home, Inc., Windber. Funeral service 1 pm Fri, Rummel Grace Luth. Ch., Rev. Doris Doub. Bur., Rummel Luth. Cem. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be make to Grace Luth. Ch.
[NI000277] Miller - Thomas R., 90, 405 Hayes St., Windber, d 17 Mar 1993, Regional Hospice at Windber. b 28 Dec 1902, Piedmont, WV, s/o late William & Bessie (Studebaker) Miller. Preceded by dau., Viola Wissinger, bro.s, Howard & Robert & an infant sis. Survived by wife, Fleta Shaffer, bro., William L., gdau., Pamela Jean Wissinger, & sis-in-law, Beatrice Heeter, all Windber. Retired from former Berwind-White Coal Co., with 42 yrs service. Memb Local 6186 UMWA. Death ends marriage union of 66 yrs. Memb Grace Luth. Ch., Rummel, where service held 1pm Sat. Viewing at Ch. 12:30 pm til time of service Sat, Rev. Brian Armen officiating. Bur., Rummel Luth. Cem. Family will receive friends 2-4 & 7-9 pm Fri, Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. Memorial Contributions may be made to Regional Hospice at Windber, in memory of Mr. Miller. // Memorial card. In Loving Memory of Thomas R. Miller, b 28 Dec 1902, d 17 Mar 1993, Service Grace Luth. Ch. Sat 20 Mar 1993 1 pm, Interment Rummel Luth. Cem., Officiating Rev. Brian Armen, Arrangements by Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber, PA
[NI000278] Memorial Card: In Memory of Mrs. Viola Wissinger; b Aug 4, 1936; d Jan 26,1971; place & time of services held at, Shank Funeral Home Sat, 2 pm Jan 30, 1971; clergyman Rev. David DeLong; Bur. Rummel Luth. Cem.
[NI000286] d. age 59
1850 Census Bedford Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 13, 1850 Thos Hughes
17 163 172 Defibaugh James 30 M . Laborer Pa
18 163 172 Defibaugh Catharine 75 F Pa
19 163 172 Defibaugh George 1/12 M Pa
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
George Defibaugh Age: 59 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0018 B Pl: PA Visit: 0086 Co: Bedford Relation: Head Other Resids:
Wife Catherine 66, PA
Son David 25, PA
[NI000290] James Defibaugh Dies in Windber - Had Suffered 6 Strokes Since Jan, 1938; Had Resided Here 39 yrs - James Defibaugh, 63, d Tue morn. at home, 1910 Graham Ave. He suffered a stroke on 21 Jan 1938, & since suffered 5 other strokes. He had been a res. of Windber since 1900. s/o George & Catherine (Fickes) Defibaugh & b Bedford Co. Survived by widow, Mrs. Verna (Railey) Defibaugh, chldn: howard James, Verna Marie, Lloyd Earl & Edna Pearl Defibaugh, Barbara Ellen, w/o Lloyd Shunk, Bedford R. D.; Ethel Mae, w/o Vernon Ritchey, Altoona; Cleo Marie, w/o Harold Smith, Everett, & Opol Lucille, w/o Thomas Cosgrove, Windber. He was twice m. Also surviving 7 gchldn & bro.s & sis.s: Calvin Defibaugh, Osterburg; David Defibaugh, Imlertown; Mrs. Sankey Shaffer, Middletown, & Mrs. Charles Ickes, Cessna. Funeral services conducted 2:30 this afternoon, Rev. E. M. Hertzler, pastor, Windber COB. Bur. Berkey Cem.
[NI000291] Mrs. Charles R. Ickes - Cesnna - Mrs. Mary Jane Ickes, 63, w/o Charles R. Ickes, d yesterday afternoon at her home here. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. She leaves her husb., a dau., Mrs. Wade Black, at home; a son Fred, York; 2 bro.s, David L. Deffibaugh, Bedford, & Calvin D. Deiffibaugh, Osterburg, & a sis., Mrs. S. Shaffer, windber. Memb. St. Pauls's Luth. Ch., Imler. Funeral services 2:30 pm Thu at Ickes home, Rev. W. D. Schlicker, Imler, assisted by Rev. C. C. Frazier, Osterburg. Bur. Bedford Cem. under direction of S. Alton Barefoot, Bedford mortician.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Calvin Defibaugh Age: 34 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0018 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0017 Co: Bedford Relation: Head Other Resids:
Wife Sara A 35, PA
Son J Irvin 06, PA
Daug Suie C 01, PA
[NI000293] DEFIBAUGH - David, 65, 500 W. Pitt St., Bedford, 9:20 pm 24 Oct 1949, at home. b 17 Oct 1884 Bedford Co., s/o George & Katherine (Fickes) Defibaugh. Survived by widow, Minnie (Zimmers) Defibaugh; chldn - C. Harold; Ruby, w/o Donald Milburn, & D. Glen, all Bedford & Hazel, w/o Harold Russell, Blain, PA; 1 bro, Calvin, Osterburg, & 1 sis, Mrs. Rosella Shaffer, Rummel. Services 2:30 pm Thu, Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, Rev. H. G. Hohman. Bur, Messiah Cem., Near Bedford. Friends received at funeral home aft. 7 pm Tue.
OBIT: Trib-Demo, Johnstown, Cambria Co, Pa; Sep 12 1931: Melchoir Shaffer Dies At Windber: Aged Resident Succumbs After Mo's Illness; Funeral Mon: Windber, Sep 12; Melchoir Shaffer, aged 82, retired, one of the best kwn residents of Windber, d this morning at his home at 3006 Graham Ave following a mo's illness of diseases incident to age. He was s/o Andrew & Sarah Shaffer, both deceased, & had been a resident of Windber for many yrs. Surviving are his widow, Mrs Elizabeth Shaffer & these chdn: Sankey Shaffer, Windber; Mrs Sankey Hart, Seanor; Mrs Joseph Mitchell, Scalp Level; Alonza Shaffer, Mrs Ethel Grush, & Calvin Shaffer, all Windber. He also leaves a bro Joseph Shaffer, KS; a sis Mrs Jessie Foust, Geistown; & 12 gchdn & 22 ggchdn & 1 gggchd. Funeral Mon, leaving the home at 1:30 pm for Rummel Luth Ch. Rev John A Richter will officiate. Bur ch cem. The body was prepared for bur by Undertaker G. C. Meek.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Melchoir Shaffer Age: 61 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0154 B Pl: PA Visit: 0041 Co.: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth 55, PA
Son Alonzo 19, PA
Dau Effie 17, PA
Son Calvin P 12, PA
1983, Paint Twp. official A. Ray Shaffer, vice chairman
Shaffer - A. Ray, 76, 1028 Louella Dr., Windber, d 23 Aug 1993, COB Home. b 12 Aug 1917, Paint Twp., s/o late Alonza E. & Eda Elizabeth (Lehman) Shaffer. Prededed by sis., Alpha Weaver; & bro.s, Samuel Boyd & Clair D. Survived by wife, Pearl A. Bowser; & these chldn, Donald Ray, M Hedy Davis; & Robert K. m JoAnne Faust, both Windber; & Eilene P., w/o Thomas Beutman, New Paris. 5 gchldn, Wendy Shaffer, Judy Weaver, Pamela Drening & Jessica & Lindsay Beutman; 3 ggchldn & 1 gggchld. Bro/o Ellen Elizabeth, w/o Wayne Adkins, Camp Hill, PA; Doris w/o Duane Metzgar, Windber & Betty, w/o Alvin Miller, Auburn, NY; sis.s-in-law, Burdella Helman, widow/o Boyd, J-town; & Virginia Gates, widow/o Clair, Windber. Retired aft. 36 yrs as Paint Twp. supervisor. Former coal operator & employee of Leslie L. Whitaker. Memb Berkey COB. Friends received 7-9 pm Tue & 2-4 & 7-9 Wed, Meek Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where service held 10:30 am Thu, Rev. Earl Crissman. Bur., Berkey Cem. In lieu of flowers, donations to Regional Hospice at Windber COB Home.
[NI000302] Weaver - Alpha F., 72, 731 Morningland Dr., Windber, d 31 Jul 1988, at home, Aft. 53 yrs marriage. b 1 Oct 1915, Paint Twp., d/o late Alonza & Ida (Lehman) Shaffer. Preceded by bro.s, Clair & S. Boyd. Survived by husb., Kenneth & chldn: Shirley J., w/o Orlando Eash, & Janet, w/o Roy Moore, both Windber; Ronald, at home; Carolyn, w/o Clarence Anderson, Central City; & Gary D., m Joan Anderson, Cairnbrook; 12 gchldn & 13 ggchldn. Sis/o A. Ray, m Pearl Bowser, Windber; Ellen, w/o Wayne Adkins, Camp Hill; Doris, w/o Duane Metzger, Windber; & Betty, w/o Alvin E. Miller, Auburn, NY; also sis.s-in-law, Virginia Gates, widow/o Clair, Windber, & Burdella Helman, widow/o S. Boyd, J-town. Attended Berkey COB. Friends received 7-9 pm Mon & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tue, Meek Funeral Home Inc., Windber, serv 11 am Wed, Rev. Carl Crissman. Bur. Berkey Cem. donations Windber Hosp. Hospice.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
William R Miller Age: 31 State: PA Color: W Enumeration Dist.: 0170 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0560 Co.: Somerset, Windber Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Wife Bessie 30, PA
Son Thomas R 07, WV
Certificate of Baptism: This cerifies that Robert Frank Strenge sone of Oskar Strenge & his wife Anna (nee) Bonnes; b May 3, 1915; baptised on 26 Jun 1915 at St. Philippus Ch., 2040 W. 36th St., Chicago, IL by Rev. August Fleer; sponsors, Frank Bonnes, Ella Bee; date of this certificate, Aug 1, 1975
Everyone in the family called him a nomad as he lived in a 24 ft. camper trailer for 29 yrs with his wife & followed the warm climate. He was always on the move. He was an ardent rockhound. He loved nature & the desert, & hiked daily for miles.
[NI000367] Never Married
Surname Given Middle Sex Birth Date Death Date Birth Place Death Place Social Security # Mother's Maiden Name Father's Surname
STRENGE CAMILLA MAY FEMALE 02/04/1909 06/03/1988 MICHIGAN PLACER 389524346 VIRGIN BAXTER
[NI000372] OBIT - DIED - Sun afternoon the funeral servs of Mrs. Julia Ann Avers were held at the Avers home in east part of town, by Rev. O. S. Reed of Christian Ch. assisted by Rev. Buff, of German Reform Ch. There was a lg attendance of friends & relatives. Floral tributes were numerous & appropriate. Mrs. Avers maiden name was Julia Langerman. She was b Buffalo NY Sep 9 1848. 2 yrs afterwards the family came to Ottawa Co. locating abt 2 mi south of Elmore. She was m to John Henry Avers in 1864. To them were b 10 chldn, 6 whom are living, Henry, Kankakee, IL, Mary Reynolfs, Elmore; Ella Strenge, Chicago, IL, Della Weis, Porland, AK, Julia Canfield, Elmore, & George Avers, Elmore. 4 are dead Dora, Augusta, Emma & Willie. Mr. Avers departed this life 1891. Mrs. Avers had gone to her dau.s in AK intending to pass the winter there, but being taken ill returned as far as Chicago expecting after a short visit with another dau. to come home, but her illness increased, proving fatal Nov 11. Mrs. Avers was a member of Luth. Ch. She was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends & her presence will be greatly missed by them. May pleasant memories alone live with her associates.
[NI000377] Served in army-Grenadier Reg. 89 12th Co.,Graf Gneisnau 2 Pommern 9. Discharged from German army in Koeslin Pommern. Came to US in 1890 with wife, his parents, 2 sisters & 1 son of his bro Ernst's (first born) Carl Reinheld Berthold Bonnes. Recieved his citizenship papers on Oct. 14, 1896.
Came from Koerlin Pommern, Germany. Embarkment: Colberg, Germany with son & family.
Death Certificate Dept Health: City of Chicago. Undertaker's Report of Death. Name of deceased: Fredrich BONES; sex M; Color W; Place of birth: Germany; Age: 72; living in IL: 10 yrs; Occup: Laborer; place of death: 3352 Muspratt St. ward 6; place of bur: Bethania date 24 Nov 1900; Undertaker: W. A. Heidorn, 991 31st St.; Cause of death Bronchitis; secondary: old age; Signed E. A. Sachelbin MD, 2833 Archer Av. 24 Nov 1900.
[NI000387] State of IL, Cook Co. Report of Death; Name of deceased: Louise Boness; Pl of death: 3352 Mospratt St.; date of death: Jul 22 1906 3PM; sex: F; Race: W; Age: 87 yrs; Birthplace: Germany; Mother & father: blank; Cause of death: Valvular disorder of heart (Chr - Endocarditis) Chr Bronchitis; date signed: Jul 22 1906 by F. R. Moessner MD; Bur Bethania Cem. Jul 27 1906; Funeral Dir: Wm A. Heidorn; Filed Jul 27 1906.
Directions to farm: Turn R Elmore, R at first Y the road, past Schedel farm, over the Turnpike, 2 white houses on the right, R on next Y the road. Brick on the left is the homestead. Barn is on the right. The house is located Harris Twp, Ottawa Co, OH. The address is 19560 W Portage Road, Woodville, OH 43469. Langermann bought the property 1864 & started building the house 1865.
1848 State of New York, Erie County Court. The Declaration of John Henry Langerman of Buffalo late of Hanover. I JH Langerman do solemnly swear, that it is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the United States of America, & to renounce forever all allegiance to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty whatsoever, particularly to the King of Hanover to whom I now owe allegianace. (Signed) John Henry Langerman. Sworn before clerk on Nov. 2, 1848. Gazateer: Pente: D Ems Weser Canal; Prussia, Hannover RB:Osnabrück. Kreis:Bersenbrck. A.G. lower court: Malgarten Military Command:Lingen Std Amt: Standesant Civil Registry office:Bramsche. 3 km from Achmer. Has 1150 residents Part called Penterknapp. 4 km from Bramsche Sandwisch . Schagen: l km from Achmer. Strohe: 2 km from Bramsche. Malgarten has civil records. Malgarten is location of Catholic church. 1850 Census: New York, Erie County, Buffalo. 4th Ward. T-6. Roll 518. Page 327. Dwelling 1304. Family 1410. August 17, 1850. (Information from library Fort Wayne, Indiana.) Henry Langerman, age 39. Mason. b Germany. Catharine Langerman, age 33. b Germany. Cannot read nor write. Frederick Langerman, age 16. Drugist. b Germany. Henry Langerman, age 8. b Germany. Attended school within year. Julia Langerman, age 2. b New York. (Neighbors are John & Charlotte Hartman & Edward & Maria Heidenreiter.) (This above family plus Eliza below were the only Langermans living the state of New York 1850.) 1850 Census:New York, Erie Co,Buffalo. 2nd Ward,page 116. Dwelling 383. Family 444. July 30, 1850. Eliza Langerman, age 14. b Germany. Eliza living with this family: Wm Gregory, age 38, shoemaker. b England. Jane Gregory, age 27. b Canada. The Gregory Chldn b NY. George 6, Ella J 4, Chas G 7/12. 1860 Census: New York, Erie Co, Buffalo: No Langermans living Buffalo. 1850 Census: OH, Sandusky Co, Woodville Twp #1927. Oct 15,1850 H. Langerman, age 40. Catharine Langerman, age 36. (Written over to be 33.) Fred Langerman, age 16. Eliza Langerman, age 14. Henry Langerman, age 8. Julia Langerman, age 2. [Neighbors were John & Mary Diedmire (Deitemeier) & John & Mary Meierholz] 1860 Census: OH, Sandusky, Woodville Township, June 30, 1860, #1226 Head: Henry Langerman, age 49 (or 41). Farmer. b Hanover. Wife: Maria, age 42. b Hanover. (Anna, 42.) Son: Frederick, age 26. b Hanover. Farm hand. Son: Henry, age 18. b Hanover. Daughter: Julia, age 12. b New York. Attending school. Son: John, age 9. b OH. Daughter: Elise Hilgeneck, age 24. b Hannover. Elise's son: Henry, age 4/12. b OH. #1227: Henry Hilgenick, age 28. Farmer. b Hanover. 1870 Census: OH, Woodville Township, Sandusky County. Post office:Fremont. Census was dated: July 16, 1870. John Langerman, 58, b Hanover. Farmer. Parents are of foreign birth. Wife: Mary, 52, b Hanover. Keeping house. Parents are of foreign birth. John, 19, b OH. At home. 1880 Census: OH, Sandusky Co, Woodville Twp. June 5/7, 1880. #118 Henry Langerman, age 67. Farmer. Henry & parents b Prussia.. Wife: Marie, age 52. Keeping house. Marie & parents b Prussia. Per Solomon Luth. Church records Johann Heinrich Langermann d 9 Oct 1896 at 85-0-9. Williard Strenge (cousin living Washington state) reported that Johann Heinrich Langermann made all the bricks for his farm house on River Road outside of Elmore, OH. Lori Goetz reported that the Langermans received the deed for the farm 1864 & built the house 1865. Lori is the fifth generation to live this old brick house. THE LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of John H. Langerman of Woodville Township, Sandusky County, OH. the name of the Benevolent Father of All. I, the said John H. Langerman, being of sound & disposing mind & memory considering the uncertainty of continuance life, & desiring to make such disposition of my worldly estate as I deem best, do make, publish & declare, this to be my last will & testament; hereby revoking & annulling any all former will or wills whatsoever be me made. 1st: I desire all my just debts & funeral expenses to be paid, as soon as possible after my decease. 2nd: I give & bequeath to my son, John E. Langerman a Life Lease of my farm of 160 acres, situated Section 25, Woodville twp, Sandusky Co., OH. & case he should die before his wife, then & that case, I give & bequeath to his wife a Lease of said farm until their youngest child shall become of lawful age. He, or she is she survive him, is to deliver to me & my wife or to the survivor, so long as either myself or my wife shall live, l/3 of all the products of said farm, & to work out the road tax on the same; the remaining taxes on the same to be paid by myself or my wife. After the death of both myself & my wife, the said John E. Langerman is to have all the household goods, farming implements & live stock on said farm. 2. To my grandChldn of my said son, John E. Langerman, I bequeath the farm aforesaid, upon the day of their said father, John E. Langerman, or the event that he should die before his wife, as before stated, then said Chldn are to have said farm upon the youngest of them becoming of lawful age, they, the said Chldn to share said farm equally among themselves. 3. The money remaining is to be divided into 5 equal parts, as follows: 1 part to go to Eliza Beck, 1 part to Julia Avers, 1 part to C. F. Langerman, 1 part to H. H. Langerman & 1 part to John E. Langerman. 4. The 80 acres of land (more or less) which I possess section 7 & 8 Benton Twp, Ottawa Co., OH is to be sold to 1 of the following 5 of my Chldn: Eliza Beck, H. H. Langerman, C. F. Langerman, John E. Langerman or Julia Avers: namely the 1 paying the highest price therefore. Out of the proceeds John E. Langerman is to receive the sum of $400.00 with interest at the rate of 8 per annum, interest payable annually, from the 6 Apr 1885. Of the remainder of said proceeds of said 80 acres of land, Eliza Beck is to receive l/5, C. F. Langerman l/5, H. H. Langerman l/5, John E. Langerman 1/5 & Julia Avers one fifth l/5. 5. No appraisers are to be appointed. 6. As executors of this my last will & Testament I nominate & appoint my sons, H. H. Langerman & John E. Langerman. Said executors are not to give any bonds & I hereby so request this court. Said executors are to divide the property as herein provided, the presence of their bro. & sis.s. They shall receive no compensation for such services as executors. the event of the death of any of my heirs, previous to the time when this my last will & testament shall go into effect, their shares shall go to their respective Chldn. All the above shall go into force & effect after the death of both, myself & my wife. 7. Should I d before my wife & she should survive me, then & that case, if my wife is willing & also my said Chldn are willing, it is my will that they take all the notes & money that I may leave, find the amount of the same, & give to my said wife l/3 of said amount & the remainder to be divided between my said Chldn as heretofore stated; & also the same with the land I own Ottawa County, OH. witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 24 Jun 1895. (Signed) John H. Langerman Signed & acknowledged by John H. Langerman as & for his last will & testament, our presence, & subscribed & attested by us, as witnesses, his presence, & at his request. (Signed) H. W. Nieman. Louis F. Myers. Whereas, I, John H. Langerman, on the 24 Jun 1895 made my last will & testament of that do hereby declare the following to be a codicil to the same: I. It is my will that my wife shall have the use of the money found to be her share the division of the money as mentioned item 7 of my said last will & testament as long as she lives, she to use as much of the same as may be necessary to support her comfortably, & at her death the remainder of said money shall be divided equally between the 5 heirs as mentioned item 4 of my said last will & testament. witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 15 Jun 1896.(sic) (Signed) John H. Langerman Signed & acknowledged by John H. Langerman as a codicil to his last will & testament, made on June 24 1895, our presence, & subscribed & attested by us, as witnesses his presence, & at his request. (Signed) Louis F. Myers. H. W. Nieman. More About JOHANN HEINRICH *LANGERMANN: Arrived: 1847, Buffalo, NY from Hannover. From Buffalo to Elmore 1850 Bur. Oct 1896, Woodville Cem E-9, Woodville, Sandusky, OH Christening: 8 Oct 1811, Bramsche, Hannover by F C Block, Pastor Confirmation: Abt. 1826 d at age: 85-0-9 Intent: 2 Nov 1848, Buffalo, Erie, NY Occupation: Farmer & Mauermeister (1840) Sponsors: Joh ___ Henrich ___, 78; Christ Sandwische, 28, neighbor
[NI000435] Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of William A. Lemanske; b May 23 1891; d Thu, Aug 13, 1970; Services held at Holy Cross Luth. Ch. Mon, Aug 17, 1970 1:30 pm; Officiating Rev. Norman M. Streufert; Bru. Bethania Cem.
[NI000437] OBIT - LEMANSKE - Edith T. Lemanske, loving dau/o the late William & Meta (nee Bonness), dear sis/o Ruth (the late Lester) Martens, dear aunt/o Dr. Phillip A. Martens. Resting at 1st Luth. Ch. of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., Fri 12-2 pm & 6-9 pm. Service Sat, 9:30 am, Bur. Concordia Cem.
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
244 261 BURNETT William 24 M Farm Laborer 250 PA
Elizabeth 26 F PA
Francis H. 2 M PA
Etta S 1 F PA
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 30 June 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
26 44 45 Ackerman Louis 34 M W merchant ret 2,000 Pa
27 44 45 Ackerman Ellen 29 F W wife Pa
[NI000462] Went out in boat with friend on Lake Michigan near Indiana Dunes State Park when a storm came up and both men were lost in the lake. They both drowned. Ralphs body wash ashore several months after disappearing.
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA 13 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
134B 77 117 122 Lambert Hiram Head W M June 1853 46 M 29 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes
Lambert Rebecca Wife W F mar 1853 47 M 29 8 8 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
Lambert Ivy Dau W F Mar 1881 19 S PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
Lambert William Son W M Mar 1883 17 S PA PA PA 9 Yes Yes Yes
Lambert Grace Dau W F Nov 1887 12 S PA PA PA 7 Yes Yes Yes
Lambert Civilla Dau W F Feb 1890 10 S PA PA PA 7 Yes Yes Yes
Lambert Olsie Dau W F Mar 1893 7 S PA PA PA 7
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Hiram Lambert State: PA Dist: 0159 Color: W Age: 57 B Pl: PA Visit: 0172 Co: Somerset Relation: Husb ImageNum: 02720915 Other Residents:
Wife Rebecca 58, PA
Dau Grace A 22, PA
Dau Cavilla N 20, PA
Dau Elsie M 17, PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Clyde Kimmel State: PA Enumeration District: 0156 Color: W Age: 25 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0186 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02490650 Other Residents:
Wife Nannie 22, PA
[NI000500] Buried in Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, Worth, Illinois (next to grandfather Elmer Karl Gustav Poltrock).
She loved to knit & crochet, durring WWII she made mitten & socks for men in the army.
Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Ella A. Bein; b Jan 24, 1901; d Thu, Feb 28, 1980; Sevices Held at St. Martini Lutheran Church 51st. & Marshfield Ave. Mon, Mar 3, 1980 11 am; Officiating Rev. Mark F. Scharrschmidt; Bur. Bethania Cem.
[NI000529] PUGH - Mrs Esther E. Pugh, widow/o William J. Pugh, of 7401 Lockwood Rd., d Wed 22 Jan 1875. Survived by 1 son, James H. Pugh; 1 dau-in-law, Jean W. Pugh; 1 gson; & 3 step-gsons. Her remains rest at the Joseph W. Billey Funeral Home. 3rd & Marshall St. where services will be held Friday 2 pm with bur. Glendale Nat'l Cem.
[NI000530] Killed by Aurora Train at West Side 'L' Station - Herbert Poltrock, 35, of 3358 Jackson Blvd., former Elevator Operator, was killed by an Aurora-Elgin Train at the elevated station at 421 S. California Av., yesterday. Clift Bowdle, 45, of Rt. 1, Wheaton, the motorman, told Warren Av. police the man leaped or fell beneath the wheels of his train as it approached the platform. Poltrock was separed from his wife Jean, 32.
[NI000574] Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Penny L. Poltrock; b Jun 28, 1941; d Nov 3, 1980; Services Fri, Nov 7, 1980 11 am; Bur Chapel Hill Gardens West Lot 245D - Section 9 Trinity Garden
Date of Arrival: May 06, 1884 Final Destination: USA Ship's Name: Moravia Manifest ID Number: 37728 Port of Embarkation: Hamburg
Passenger's Name: Wilh. Arndt Age: 35 Gender: Male Occupation: Laborer Last Res: Prussia
Passenger's Name: Justine Arndt Age: 34 Gender: Female Occupation: Wife Last Res: Prussia
Passenger's Name: Bertha Arndt Age: 4 Gender: Female Occupation: Child Last Res: Prussia
Passenger's Name: Carl Arndt Age: 2 Gender: Male Occupation: Child Last Res: Prussia
Passenger's Name: Erneste. Arndt Age: 2 Gender: Female Occupation: Child Last Res: Prussia
Certificate of Death State of IL: Place of death, County of Cook, City of Chicago, 3639 S. Lincoln; Full name, Wm Arndt; Res., 3639 Lincoln; Sex, M; Color, W; Widowed; Date of birth, blank; Age, 71y 2m 23d; Occupation, Laborer; Name of Employer, South Park; Birthplace, Germany; Parents, ukwn; Informant, Julius Rentz; Address, 3639 S. Lincoln; Filed, Jan 31, 1920, Signed, M. D. Heckard, registrar; Date of death Jan 29, 1920; I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Jan 28, 1920 to Jan 29, 1920 that I saw him alive on Jan 29, 1920 and that death occured on date stated above at 10:41 pm. Cause of death Endocarditis, contributary, Chronic Inerstetial Nephritis (duration) 2 yrs; Signed, C. H. Tats, M.D.; Burial, Bethania Feb 2, 1920; Undertaker, Otto C. Wieting
[NI000580] Certificate of Death State of IL: Place of death, County, Cook; City, Chicago; 3639 S. Lincoln, 5th Ward; Full name, Justina Arndt; Sex, F; Color, W; Married; Date of birth, Sep 7, 1850; Age, 66y 6m 19d; Occupation, Housewife; Birthplace, Germany; Name of father, John Albrecht; Birthplace of father, Germany; Maiden name of mother, unkwn; Informant, Paul Poltrock; Address, 3648 S. Lincoln; Filed, Mar 28, 1917; Signed, M. D. Heckard, registrar; Date of death, Mar 26, 1917; I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from Mar 21, 1917 to Mar 25, 1917, that I last saw her alive on Mar 25, 1917, and that death occured, on the date stated above at 9 pm, cause of death, Valvular heart decease; Signed, Robert H. Buck, M.D.; Length of res. at place of death, 20 yrs, in the state, 33yrs; Burial, Bethania, Mar 30, 1917; Undertaker, Otto C. Wieting
[NI000586] Death certificate Chicago, Cook Co., IL: Full name, John Arndt; Sex, m; color, w; widower; birthplace, Gemany; date of birth, Apr 13, 1827; age, 84y 6m 14d; d on 27 Oct 1911, abt 3 pm; place of death, 817 W. 50th St. Ward 29; how long at res., 21y; in US, 21y; Name of father, John Arndt; b Germany; Maiden name of mother, not known; born, Germany; Informant, A. Mauzke; address, 817 W. 50th St.; Date of Bur, Oct 30 1911; place, Bethania; Undertaker, Wm. Bartz & son; 4631 Wentworth Ave.; Physician certificate of cause of death: I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Oct 26 - 27 1911 that I last saw him alive on the 26 Oct 1911 and that he died on the day and at abt. the hour stated above, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief of his death has was as here under written. Cause of death Pneumonia, duration 5 days. Witnes my hand this 28 Oct 1911, signed W. Rickfort M.D.
On Hugo's birth certificate his name is Karl. On Amanda's SS form his name is Charles. On Marriage Record his name is Carl. On 1900 Federal Census his name is Karl. They were on the ship Baltimore, from Bremen to Baltimore. Arrived on July, 2, 1870. The one strange thing I found is Auguste traveled under the name Arndt. They got m here in Milwaukee in 1874. Census: 1900, E.D. 103 Vol. 48 Sheet 8 Line 33 Census Address: 1900, 395 Becher St. Emig: Jul 02, 1870, Germany Occup: 1900, Day Laborer
Ship's Name: Baltimore Port of Embarkation: Bremen Port of Debarkation: Baltimore Final Destination: Germany Date of Arrival: Jul 2, 1870 Last Residence: Schleswig Holstein
Passenger's Name: Carl Arndt Age: 24 Gender: Male
Passenger's Name: Auguste Arndt Age: 19 Gender: Female
[NI000634] Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Robert Rantz; b Jun 9, 1918; d Jan 10,1988; Mass St. Rocco Ch., Chicago Heights, IL Wed, Jan 13, 1988 10 am; Bur. Assumption Cem.
[NI000655] From Tomahawk, WI Leader dated Jun 16 1932 Old Pioneer Passes Away. William Lewerenz Died in Merrill Hosp Early Wed AM. Built Right of Way Into Tomahawk. William Lewerenz, 78, one of Tomahawk's earliest settlers, d 3:45 am Wed at Holy Cross Hosp, Merrill. Mr. Lewerenz had been ill for some time. He was b Mar 28 1854, Wohlen, Germany, s/o Mr. & Mrs. Karl Lewerenz. At the age of 21 he entered the German army, & after 4 yrs of serv, was honorably discharged with the rank of Lt. In 1882 he came to Amer & settled at Mauston, WI, where he m Elizabeth Blass. Shortly after his marriage Mr. Lewerenz entered the construction business, having learned the work in the German army. In 1887 he secured a contract to bld the right of way of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul RR, from Irma through Tomahawk to Heafford Junction, & from that time on Tomahawk was his home. He took an active part in bldg up the city to its present size. The 1st ch servs in the new settlement were held in a tent at the Lewerenz construction camp. His daug, Maida, was the 1st white chld b in Tomahawk. She was b Aug 23 1887, & was the 1st chld bapt in the Congregational ch here, of which Mr. Lewerenz was a chtr memb. Mr. Lewerenz was active in organization of St. Paul's Evang ch. He blt the 1st plastered house here, which is now occupied by Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Olson. In 1890 he blt a stretch of roadbed between Marshfield & Greenwood for the Wisconsin Central Railroad. Old-timers recall that the 125 workers in Lewerenz's crew were soaked by rain which fell continually during the project. Mr. Lewerenz was noted as an expert in road construction. It was said that he could estimate at a glance the number of yards of dirt to be removed on any job. He had a hand in the building of every road in this vicinity, & was an advocate of good rds. Together with Judge Hurley of Wausau, William H. Bradley, & Gov Hoard, he attended the 1st "good rds" meeting held in the state. Later a public meeting was held at Wausau, & to impress his views on the delegates, Mr. Lewerenz blt a short sample of surface rd out of Wausau. In 1891 he took up a homestead on Half Moon Lake, where he lived until the time of his death. When the gov't threw the lands open for homesteaders 800 men hurried to Wausau, & it was only by waiting all night that Mr. Lewerenz was able to file on the Half Moon property. As he left the office he passed a man who was entering to file on the same land. For 10 yrs Mr. Lewerenz was sec of school board of Rock Falls, which has since been sub-divided into sev towns. He was also a super for many yrs. Interested in edu he donated land upon which was constructed the 1st schoolhouse in his twp. Mrs. Lewerenz d Jun 30 1919. On Dec 14 1921 Mr. Lewerenz m Mrs. Ella Strenge, who survives him. Also surviving are his son, Roy, a daug Maida, who is sec to the Pres of Whitewater Normal School, Elmer Strenge, Seattle, WA, Oscar Strenge, Chicago, & Fred Strenge, stud at Univ of WI, & 1 bro Carl, Neillsville. Funeral servs will be at the home Fri 2 pm, Rev. E. J. Otterstatter officiating.
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 22 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
23 132 138 Keller Levi 50 M W Shoemaker 500 PA
24 132 138 Keller Jemima 49 F W Keeping house PA
25 132 138 Keller Elizabeth 23 F W PA
26 132 138 Keller Hannah 19 F W PA
27 132 138 Keller Jemima 18 F W PA
28 132 138 Keller Mary 15 F W PA
29 132 138 Keller Jonathan 8 M W PA
30 132 138 Keller Margaret 5 F W PA
31 132 138 Keller Levi 3 M W PA
On Hugo's Birth certificate her name is spelled Baeir. On Amanda's SS form her name is spelled Beier. On Marriage record her name is spelled Beyer.
Passenger's Name: Auguste Arndt
Last Residence: Schleswig Holstein
Date of Arrival: Jul 2, 1870
Final Destination: Germany
Ship's Name: Baltimore
Port of Embarkation: Bremen
Port of Debarkation: Baltimore
[NI000723] Trib-Demo Tue 21 May 1991- 5 Generations, all 1st dau.s, were finally able to meet on Easter weekend at the home of Don & June Stewart, Windber. The meeting had been planned since the youngest dau., Julie Ford, was b 3 yrs ago in Germany. Plans for the reunion were completed with the recent return of the Ford family from overseas. 1st dau.s are gggmother, Jessie Turcato, Windber; ggmother, June Stewart, w/o Don Stewart, Windber; gmother, Karen Updegraff, w/o Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Updegraff, USAF, Myrtle Beach, SC; mother, Yvonne Ford, w/o SPC James Ford, US Army, Spangdahlem, Germany; Julie Ford, d/o James & Yvonne. // Memorial card - In Loving Memory of Jessie V. Turcato, Date of b 16 Oct 1904, Date of d 11 May 1997, Time & place of service 11 am Wed 14 May 1997 Meek Funeral Home, Inc., Clergy Rev. Howard Greenfield, Interment Berkey Cem., Arrangements By: Meek Funeral Home, Inc., Windber, PA 15963 // Obit - Turcato - Mrs. Jessie V., 92, 400 11th St., Windber, d 11 May 1997, Windber Medical Center. b 16 Oct 1904, Scalp Level, d/o late Rufus & Mary (Oldham) Helbig. also preceded by husb., Joseph J.; dau., Pauline; bro.s, Leo & George; sis., Ima Sheeter. Survived by son, Edwin C. Shaffer, m Mayme Kringe, & dau., Betty J., widow/o Don Stewart, both Windber; 6 gchldn, 4ggchldn & 3 gggchldn. Sis/o Garnet, w/o Lloyd Lehman, Pleasantville. Formerly a very active memb. Windber Sr. Citizens & memb. Calvary UM Ch. Friends received 7-9 pm Tue & 1 hr prior to serv, Rev. Howard Greenfield officiating, 11 am Wed, Meek Funeral Home, Inc., Windber. Bur. Berkey Cem.
[NI000739] STOYSTOWN, Oct 14, Mrs. Lizzie (LAPE) GROVE, aged 50, wife of W. O. GROVE, d Oct 13 1936, at her home near Lambertsville, She had been in ill health for sev. mo.s. She was a daug. of Jefferson & Elizabeth (SPANGLER) LAPE, both deceased & was b. in Somerset Co. Surviving are her husb. & a dau., Mrs. Eugene STUTZMAN of Shanksville. She was a sis. of Mrs. Joseph BARNDT & John P. LAPE, both of Friedens; Mrs. Ross MANGES of Central City; Edward J. LAPE of Bedford; Mrs. Russell LAMBERT of Stoystown; Wilson LAPE of Gray & Ms Abi M. LAPE of Stoystown. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm tomorrow in the Lambertsville Luth. Ch. by Rev. W. E. Sunday of Lilly, a former pastor there, assisted by Rev. Hull of Hooversville. Interment will be in the Lambertsville Cem., under the direction of J. H. Blanset, local mortician.
[NI000788] Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Blanche Ellenore Lyerla; b Apr 25, 1921; d Aug 20, 1982; Services at Edgar Funeral Home 10900 S. Cicero Ave. Tue, Aug 24, 1982 at 11 am; Rev. William Mills officiating, Music by John A. Carlson; Bur. Chapel Hill Gardens South
[NI000807] came to the Somerset area in the late 1770's. having come from Germany circa 1768. John helped to establish the Union Church in Berlin, 1777 & was elected elder at the Reformed Luth. Church in 1793. He served in the Amer. Rev. & was warranted 300 acres in the Stoneycreek area in 1784. Their children were Catherine ALTVATER, Barbara ALTVATER, John ZEIGLER, Jacob ZEIGLER, Magdalena WALGEMATE, Samuel ZEIGLER, & Peter ZEIGLER. Both he & his wife were buried in the ALFATHER cem. on the KIMMEL farm.
[NI000817] Memorial Card: In Loving Memory of Charles Hansen; b Jan 7, 1899; d Mar 11 1972
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 14 Jul Pg 34 Christian Streng
21 232 233 Pile Emanuel 44 M W Farmer 5,000 1,224 PA
Pile Agnes 36 F W Keeping house PA
Pile Cyrus A. 13 M W PA
Pile Sarah E. 12 F W PA
Pile Margaret 10 F W PA
Pile John W. 8 M W PA
Pile Matilda 4 F W PA
Pile Ellen 7 F W PA
Pile Elizabeth 2 F W PA
[NI000823] AGGIE PYLE, aged 79 yrs, widow of the late Emanuel Pyle of Friedens, d. at her home last Thur. morning of pneumonia. Surviving are the following chldrn: John Coleman Station, William Peoria, IL, Charles of East Liverpool, O., Ross Friedens, Mrs. John Ross Friedens; Mrs. Seneff Dixon, IL, Mrs. Lowry Friedens, Mrs. Kimmell Coleman Station, Mrs. William Barnett Friedens and Miss Tillie Pyle at home.
1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
249 125 SMITH Henry 48 M Wagon maker France
249 125 SMITH Sarah 23 F PA
[NI000827] Somerset Land Deeds Book 8. p 202 Henry Pile, Oct. 23, 1818...from George Pyle. (received of Michael Hugus & George Pile, executor of my legacy, bequeathed to me by Casper. Henry got his legacy.
[NI000828] LAMBERT, Margaret D. 88, Somerset, formerly of Lambertsville, d. Jun 1 1999 at Patriot Manor, Somerset. B. Aug 7 1910 in Stonycreek Twp, dau. of Charles & Jane (Stutzman) Duppstadt. Preceded in death by parents; husb., Robert B.; sis. Catherine Spangler; & bro.s Norbert, john, Henry, Wilson & Clarence Duppstadt. Survived by dau., Linda Jane McClintock, Berlin; grdchldrn, Darrel Robert McClintock & Douglas Carl McClintock, both of Berlin; & Deborah Jane Boyer, Somerset; also grt-grdchldrn, Damon Robert & Amber Marie McClintock. Last surviving member of her immediate family. Member of Grace Lutheran Church, Stoystown, & a 52 yr member of Trinity Chptr 138, Order of Eastern Star, Somerset. Family will receive friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Wed. at Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown, where serv. will be held at 2 p.m. Thu., Rev. Homer Duppstadt. Interment, Lambertsville Cem. OES serv. will be held 7 p.m. Wed. Memorial contributions may be given to Grace Lutheran Church, Stoystown, PA 15563, or Trinity Chapter OEMs, c/o Jackie Brougher, P.O. Box 115, Jennerstown, PA 15547.
Somerset Land Deeds Book 2 p 91Casper Pile Jan. 18, 1790 of Milford Twp. in Bedford Co. Pa. and Harmon Husband...Casper agrees to pay 1 pound 20 shillings per Acre...agreed to pay in gold or silver, or wheat or rye...at ready money market prices. This land joins land that Casper already owned. Book 3. p 181 Casper Pile farmer and Catherine his wife, April 16, 1802 Somerset Twp. and John Cornpenning of same county--for 744 pounds, selling part of land he bought above, John Cornpenning sold this land to Casper in Oct. 27, 1799.
Book 3. p 185 Casper Pile, April 16, 1802. Bought land from George Stickler and wife Jean, land called Partnership in Somerset Twp.
Christian Shank, the founder of Shanksville, came from the vicinity of Hagerstown, MD, prior to 1798, bringing his family. When they had arrived on the spot he had selected for a home, they encamped under the shelter of a pine-tree for several days, until a more comfortable habitation could be constructed. The 1st house within the limits of the village was erected by him. Shanksville was laid off into lots in 1829. A few buildings had been erected prior to that date. Bringing machinery with him, Mr. Shank, in 1798, commenced the construction of a gristmill, & soon had it in operation. This was the 1st mill in Stony Creek Twp. It was blt in 1798, at Shanksville, by Christian Shank. The original structure burned in 1830, & Jacob Shank erected another on its site the same yr. It is related that Henry Troyer once came to Shank's mill early in the morning to get a bag of flour. He had no money & Shank refused to give him credit. He then asked if he could exchange a bearskin for flour. "Certainly," replied Shank; "but when did you kill the bear? " "I haven't killed him yet, but if you give me the flour, as sure as I'm alive I'll bring the skin here before evening." The miller trusted to Troyer's word & gave the flour. Troyer lived up to his agreement & returned with a bearskin the same day, exclaiming, as he handed it over to Shank, "Now Betsey & I are all right! We have a good supply of bread & bear meat." Christian Shank erected a woolen mill about the same time that he built the gristmill, & to it the early settlers for miles around resorted for carding & cloth-dressing. At present the only woolen factory in the Twp is operated by J. B. Hill on Calender creek.[Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 518 & 520.]
Christian Kaufmann Shenk & wife Elizabeth [Washabaugh] Shenk are credited with establishing Shanksville. Christian Shank brought his family to Somerset Co., PA in 1798. They came from Hagerstown, MD. Shank came with 2 4-horse teams hitched to his English style wagon. At Berlin, he met a colony of German speaking people, whom he must have known, for he remained a short time with them (they were tired from their long journey from Hagerstown & decided to rest here). When they started again, they went north, to what is now Shanksville along the Stony Creek. At the foot of that hill, they camped under a tree until they could build a log house. His son, Martin Shank, was 7 yrs old at the time. Christian Shank Jr decided to go to Canada. His son Daniel was b. in Canada. He was 9 yrs old when they came back. Later they went to OH. Confusion here consists in that Christian Shank, founder of Shanksville, as his father, Christian, was m. to Mary Kaufmann, but was in his middle 70s at the time they traveled to PA. Wife was named Elizabeth, or perhaps Catherine Elizabeth, or perhaps Elizabeth Catherine. I have seen both Elizabeth & Catherine as the name of the Washabaugh woman he married.
Samuel Coleman, s/o John N. Coleman, b Brother's Valley Twp. 1804. His father b Germany & settled in Brother's Valley at a very early day. Daniel, Jacob J., Joseph, William were Samuel's sibs. He followed farming d 1855. He m Sarah Long, who survives in 1884. Their chldn were: Samuel J., John A., Agnes (Pile), Susan (Horner), Belinda M. (Bitner) & Lavina (Fox). (Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Co.s, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.)
1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 5 Aug 1850 by J. J. Schell
16 113 121 Coleman Samuel 45 M Farmer 5,000 PA
17 113 121 Coleman Lydia 39 F PA
18 113 121 Coleman Agnes 15 F PA
19 113 121 Coleman Samuel 13 M PA
20 113 121 Coleman Susanna 19 F PA
21 113 121 Coleman Belinda 6 F PA
22 113 121 Coleman John 2 M PA
23 113 121 Coleman Lavenia 8/12 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 5 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
87 95 COALMAN Lidia 49 F 800 300 PA
Susan HORNER 19 F PA.
Lavenia COALMAN 11 F PA.
Andrew HORNER 21 M Master Shoemaker PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 14 Jul Pg 34 Christian Streng
30 233 234 Coleman Samuel 34 M W Farmer 5,000 1,680 PA
Coleman Sarah 30 F W Keeping house PA
Coleman Ida S. 8 F W PA
Coleman Lucinda M. 6 F W PA
Coleman Mary M. 4 F W PA
Coleman Calvin * 1 M W PA
Long Catharine 75 F W 1,000 PA
Wild David 22 M W Laborer 150 PA
Josiah Long, who now resides in Quemahoning, b Summit Twp, & removed to Stony Creek with his parents in 1827. He has been m 3 times. His Chdn are Daniel, James Calvin, Mary & Martha. [Source: History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Cos1884. Waterman, Watkins & Co. p. 516.]
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA 24 Aug 1870 Christian Streng
6 202 206 Long Josiah 45 M W Farmer 8,000 1,700 PA
Long Nancy A. 29 F W Keeping house PA
Long Daniel 18 M W PA
Long Mary 16 F W PA
Long Martha 12 F W PA
Long James C. 1 M W PA
Long John K. 1/12 M W PA Apr.
Resley Daniel C. 12 M W PA
1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 2 Aug 1850 by J. J. Schell
23 40 43 Kimmel John 65 M Farmer 4,000 PA
24 40 43 Kimmel Mary 53 F PA
25 40 43 Kimmel George 17 M Laborer PA
26 40 43 Kimmel Singleton 22 M Blacksmith PA
27 40 43 Kimmel Ludwick 14 M PA
28 40 43 Kimmel David 12 M PA
29 40 43 Kimmel Frederick 9 M PA
30 40 43 Kimmel Rose 17 F PA
[NI000851] Gave land for Lower Bermudian Creek Church and cemetery, about 4 miles NE of East Berlin, Adams, PA, ca 1754.
Abraham Rhoads b Brother's Valley Twp. He was farmer, & after living the period usually allotted to man, d in same Twp, 1866. He m Ms Wingard, & the chldn b to them were: Daniel, Jefferson, Philip, Joseph, Samuel, William, Lydia, Maria (Shaffer) & Harriet. (Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Co.s, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.)
1850 census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
352 167 Rhodes Abraham 76 M Farmer PA
Susanna 66 F PA
William 26 M PA
Maria 26 F PA
Weitzell Sebilla 12 F PA
Lowry Daniel 21 M PA
[NI000868] Henry Rhoads was instrumental in the establishment of Muhlenberg Co. KY. He proposed the co. be named after his commander during the Rev. War, Peter Muhlenberg. His name is on a bronze plaque in front of the Muhlenberg Co. Courthouse along with other Rev. War veterans who were awarded free land in KY.
[NI000875] Jonathan and David Hager the founders of Hagerstown Md
1850 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 16 Oct 1850 by J. J. Schell
145 151 BLOUGH John 53 M Farmer 3000 acres PA
Franey 51 F PA can't read or write
John 22 M Farmer PA
Aaron 19 M Farmer PA
Sally 18 F PA
Emanuel 15 M Farmer PA
Rachel 13 F PA
Susan 10 F PA
1860 Census Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA 8 Jun 1860 by Josiah H. Zimmerman
148 163 BLOUGH John of C. 64 M Farmer 4000 800 PA
Franey 62 F PA
Emanuel 23 M Day Laborer PA
Rachael 21 F PA
Susan 20 F PA
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
226-179. Specht, Andrew 68 M Sawmiller PA
Margaret 65 F PA
1870 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 7 Jul 1870 by Hiram J. Boytz
3 132 135 Specht Margrette 83 F W retired 300 Pa
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator John J. Schell
225-175 Cable, Henry 43 M Farmer PA
Susanna 40 F PA
Joseph. 20 M Farmer PA
Jonathan 15 M Farm er PA
Eliza 12 F PA
Sarah 10 F PA
Theresa 7 F PA.
226- David 9m M PA
Gardner, Elisabeth 21 F PA
Obit: HENRY CABLE s/o Christian Cable d. 29 Oct 1868 a respectable citizen of Shade Twp Somerset Co. PA. He left home on the morn. of the same day to go to Shanksville a distance of 10 mi.s to a physician from whom he had been taking some medicine for a slight disease of the heart, not finding him home, he waited until 7 O,Clock in the eve. when the physician came home, he received some medicine & intending to return home that night he mounted his horse biding goodnight to a person present starting off & immediately began to sink in a forward position fell to the ground in 5 min.s was dead. He was taken to his residence the following day & bur. 1 Nov, at age 61 yrs, 7 mos & 23 dys. He leaves a wife & 6 chldn, 4 of which have families, who are brought to mourn for the lap of one who was near & dear to them. He leaves only 1surviving bro. out of a family of 11 bro.s & sis.s, whose name is Jacob Cable. The deceased has been a prominent member of the German 7 Day Bapt. Ch. for the last 30 yrs, & has ever proved faithful & true to his calling, regarding the word of god as his only guide in all his walks of life. Henry Cable, b Brother's Valley Twp. Mar 6 1807. At age of 21 he settled in Shade, where he engaged in farming, following the occupation industriously for the rest of his life. He d. 1868. His wife, Susan, b Shade, May 1 1811, d/o Andrew & Rebecca (Pisel) Specht. She became the mother of 13 chldn, 5 of whom are living, namely: Jonathan; Eliza, b Jan 14 1839, m. John B. Knupp; Theresa, b.Nov 3 1843, m. Daniel P. Eversole; David, b. Sep 28 1849, m. Caroline Weigle & his 6 chldn -- Henry R., C. Foster, Emil Y., D. Lester, Homer W., & Byron W. K.; & Susan E., b Nov 18 1852 m. Zachariah Lambert. At age of 21 he settled in Shade, where he engaged in farming, following the occupation industriously for the rest of his life.
[NI000896] November 1750--Came to America From Bern, Switzerland. Gingerich & Kreider - Amish Mennonite Genealogy "The Amish Mennonite Genealogy provides a caution to all who would attempt sorting out the Troyer line. In a footnote on page 460 the authors say "There is more confusion and contradictory data about the name, the ancestry, the complete list of issue and the marriage partners of the issue of Michael Troyer, the immigrant ancestor of the Amish Troyer, than about any other Amish immigrant!" NOTES COMPILED BY MARLENE J. GRANT - "TROYER ARCHIVES COMMITTEE, BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA" and HILDA TROYER author of "TROYER FAMILY HISTORY" Michael arrived from Switzerland via Rotterdam and Cowes with father David on ship "Friendship" Oct. 12, 1741 to the port of Philadelphia, PA. Michael's parents are thought to be residents of Trub, canton Bern, Switzerland, but we do not know whether they migrated during the Reformation, or if they were native to Switzerland. Michael, his mother and step-father and other children of the family migrated to America on "The Brotherhood" from Rotterdam, Holland via Cowes, England and arrived at Philidelphia, PA, 7 Nov 1750. The children's names do not appear on the passenger lists because they were less than 16 years of age when they arrived. According to Seth Troyer, with Michael's stepfather Mr. Holly and family. They then journeyed to the Northkill, where they lived for about seven years near the present community of Shartlesville, Pa. Here an Indian raid in 1757, forced them to remove to the southern tip of Berks Co.,Pa. on Buffalo Creek and there is reasonable evidence that Michael Treier/Troyer/Dryer. lived there for a period of time and later moved to north of Berlin, Pa. Michael was married, perhaps twice. Our same Michael Troyer bought land from Sebastian Graff in Salisbury Twsp., Lancaster Co., PA as early as 1767. When Graff died, Jacob Kurtz took over the debt on June 1, 1771 and Michael finally managed to pay off the mortgage on May 31, 1775 (copy of Indenture on file with Troyer archives in Brampton, Ontario); 1776 Bedford Co., Brothers Valley Twsp., PA tax list - uncultivated land; 1779 tax list - Bedford Co., Brothers Valley, PA with 100 acres, 2 horses and 4 cattle, built tub mill about 1780; 1793 Somerset Co. PA - obtained warrant for 209 1/4 acres on March 15, 1793, survey d-13-11-the Hamlet of Beachdale with the Beachdale Church of the Brethern located on the farm. FROM HILDA TROYER - Michael Troyer Sr. lived north of Berlin, PA and across the road from the S. Boyd Dickey home. These farms were located on Amish Lane, a road that led from one Amish farm to another between Berlin and Brotherton, PA. Michael bought this angular (shoe horn shaped) plot from a Joseph Mishler in 1790. The log farm home was on the eastern and the small end of the land that extended east between the Blough farm and the Sug farm. The Dickey property was originally Zug land. Whether the farm was owned by Christian, or Jacob will need to be determined, as both farms were close together and across the road from Michael Troyer Sr. The tub mill Michael Troyer Sr. operated was a type of milling that developed into the turbine engine we know today. This type of milling was used in Europe quite early; The Amish brought this invention to America. Various products were milled such as wood, corn, wheat and paper. Many of these mills on one creek caused it to be named Tub Mill Creek and other tub mills were located on Stoney Brook Creek. Whether Michael purchased the mill from someone else, or built it himself is unknown. Michael possiblly had a brother Andreas (Andrew) b. Sept. 30, 1747 who lived in Lancaster Co., Pa married to Elizabeth (?) and had nine children batpised in the First reform Church during the years 1779-1800. Also possible other siblings of Michael were Abraham; Joseph: David and one sister. WILL: Dated Sept. 18, 1803 & probated April 4, 1807; the farm to David Miller (son-in-law) for 450 pounds. (Copy of will in Canadian Troyer Archives)
[NI000897] Emigrated: Ship "Brotherhood" Nov. 3, 1750 to port of Philadelphia, PA under the guardianship of her Uncle Johannes Mast and accompanied by her brothers Jacob; John; and three sisters. They were apparently orphans. Jacob was later to become Bishop Jacob Mast, married to Magdalena Holly and settled in Berks, co., PA. Magdalena died (over 90 years of age) on the farm of her dau. Frana and Jacob Miller. She is buried in Cem. 0-29 (Roman D. Miller farm in 1984), 1-1/2 miles south and 3/4 miles west of Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., Ohio. (picture of stone in Canadian Troyer Archives)
1885--moved to Sheldon, IA. 1904--elected to Iowa state Senate for two terms
Church of the Brethren civic and religious affairs of community Deacon and trustee of the church Last surviving charter member of church He donated one acre of his farm for church He was congenial and optimistic.
[NI001027] 1870--moved to Lanark, IL at age 16; 1885--moved to Sheldon, IA; Grandmotherly, good neighbor Frequently helped ill neighbors
Michael was a minister of the Church of the Brethren. He married Nancy LICHTY the daughter of John C. Lichty, another Brethren minister. They had 8 children. When Nancy died in 1862 Michael married Sarah LICHTY, a cousin of his first wife and daughter of David Lichty, the brother of Rev. John C. Lichty. Michael had 3 more children by his second wife. They lived on a farm located southwest of Somerset, PA until some time around 1865 when he moved his family to Lanark, Carroll Co., IL. He resided there until his death in 1888.
1850 Census , Milford Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator- John W. Smith
453 17 KIMMEL, Michael 26 m Farmer PA
Nancy 22 f PA
John 5 m PA
Samuel 3 m PA
Jonathan 9/12 m PA
FREDLINE, Levi 26 m PA
Bertha Goucher went to grade school and high school in Boone, IA. She moved to Correctionville, IA with her family where she taught elementary school until she was married. Bertha was married to Fred Watson in her father's home at Correctionville, IA on the evening of December 28, 1892. It was the occasion of a double wedding with the other couple being her younger sister Addie and Oscar Castle. After a few days in Correctionville the young couple departed for their new home on an 80 acre farmstead in section 3 of Gilletts Grove Twp., Clay Co., IA. Bertha set about making a comfortable home out of the weather-beaten home shack. The largest problem in the fixing was waiting patiently for a good harvest.
The following summer her father and sister Edith came to visit. Edith found a teaching job only 4 miles away and stayed to board in a home nearby. The summer of 1894 Bertha's brother Sidney (Uncle Brownie) came to stay and help with the fieldwork and household chores. In the spring of 1895 a baby girl was born. She was named after an aunt in England, Charlotte Elizabeth. Shortly after this event Fred's brother Charles came to live in the home for awhile. He showed great fondness for the baby Lottie. The farm mortgage was paid off in 1897 and a new house was built. It consisted of 5 rooms and was built with minimum cost according to their finacial means. The month of March, on the 13th, 1898 a son Oscar was born. He was a sickly child for his first year but he managed to grow up to meet his father's expectations. Fred's brother Charlie married Bertha's sister Eddie in 1899. This same year Uncle Brownie and Edna Harrison (Bertha's neice) made their home in the Watson home for a few months. Shortly after this Uncle Brownie enlisted and was sent to the Philippines to fight in the Spanish- American War. The year of 1900, in the Spring was the birth of their daughter Ila. That same year Edna Harrison and her mother Minnie stayed in Bertha and Fred's home. Minnie taught at the nearby Hopewell school. In 1901 Fred bought the Negus farm with all its dilapidated buildings that still remained from the pioneer days. He had to diligently improve the land on both of his farms by burying tile lines for drainage. This same year their first country telephone was installed. Fred took a short trip to IL in order to visit his friend John Baker who had came from England with him several years before. The next spring a woodshed was erected and in the fall on Sept 16 their daughter Georgia Ann was born. She was named after a dear friend of the family, Georgia Manning.During 1903 was the happy homecoming of brother Brownie from his stint in the Philippines. The cellar under the house was dug to take the place of the old dirt cave dug in the grove. Also a cistern was dug to catch the rain water and into which various foods were lowered for their preservation in the cool water. The next year Charles Watson and his wife moved from Oregon, IL and settled down in a home in nearby Greenville. Fred became very sick with typhoid fever in 1905. It was necessary to hire a nurse and send all the children to stay with their Uncle Charles and Aunt Eddie in Greenville for fear that they too might get sick.
Fred had scarcely recovered when a tornado demolished the church. The steeple was laid down next to the adjacent schoolhouse which was only damaged with a few broken windows. Later in the fall of this same year a baby girl was born. Little Gladys was severely crippled with a deformed spine and survived only a week.
The church was rebuilt in 1906 and rededicated. The minister at that time was Rev. Chase and occasionally as he made his social rounds he would spend the night in the guest room. During the spring of 1908 Bertha, Georgia and Ila went on the train to visit the family in Correctionville. Lottie and Oscar remained at home with their father. Fred had his picture taken with young Oscar by his side and gave it to his wife as a surprise on her return home.Fred Watson had a hemorage on the 24th of July, 1930 which required surgery. He was operated on, on the 5th of August in a hospital in Chicago, IL. Oscar made several trips back and forth by train but Bertha remained at home. Fred required another operation which he underwent on Sept 3rd at 9:00 AM. At 2:30 the next day he passed away. Oscar brought him home on Sat. the 6th and the funeral was the following Monday with many relatives and friends attending. Bertha and Ila resided together for the next three years in the small home that she and Fred had kept in the town of Spencer. In 1933 she returned to the farm home to reside with Oscar. Bertha Goucher Watson was small of stature, standing 5 feet tall at the most and weighing 90 some pounds. She had a heart of gold and was never heard to say a bad thing about another human being. She was interested in the news of the world. She kept up continual correspondence with friends and family members. She belonged to several womens' clubs and participated in her church's activities. She followed the play of the sports teams of Spencer's high school on the radio and seemed especially fond of basketball. She kept a daily diary. Some of these were still in existance 40 years after her death. Those that she wrote during the years of World War II contain excerpts from the daily radio news broadcasts that creates a chonological blow by blow report of the global conflict. Such was her concern for the welfare of the country and the world. Bertha died with her son Oscar at her side at the age of 88 years and 3 weeks. Even in death she gave her descendants hope as in her last seconds of breath she smiled as if to tell Oscar that the other side was just what she had expected; and just maybe Fred was there waiting. She was buried in the Watson plot of the Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, IA by the Cobb- Warner Funeral Home after a Service in the Congregational Church by Rev. Kenneth Martin.
[NI001077] Oscar Watson was born on March 13, 1898 in Clay County, Iowa. The battleship "MAINE" had just exploded in Havana Harbor and the US Army was mobilizing in anticipation of conflict with Spain. He was the second child and only son of Frederick and Bertha GOUCHER WATSON. For the first year of his life he was sickly but as he grew older he developed into a strong and stocky young man. His father became very sick with typhoid fever when he was seven years old. He went with his two younger sisters to stay with his aunt and uncle, Eddie Goucher Watson and Charles Watson at their home in Greenville until their father got well. It was feared by the family that the children might get typhoid too if they remained at home. They were away from home for several months. By May of 1906 Fred had recovered and the family was reunited on the farm. Early one afternoon that same May a tornado swooped down and threatened to destroy the school house that Oscar and his elder sister Charlotte were attending. The teacher and all the students pressed their combined weight against the door to hold it shut. The windows were shattered and glass and debris flew around them but no one was injured. The twister simultaneously struck the nearby church and destroyed it. In doing so it carried the steeple to the school house and deposited it along side. Oscar was a great joy to his parents, especially his father. He liked animals so his taking to farming was natural. In the spring of 1908 Oscar stayed home with his older sister and father when his mother and two younger sisters went to visit the Goucher grandparents living in Correctionville, Iowa. Fred and Oscar went into Spencer while they were absent and had their photograph taken together which they presented to Oscar's mother on her return home. Fred had a hemorage on July 24, 1930 which required surgery. Oscar took his father to Chicago where he underwent surgery on August 5. He made several trips back and forth between Spencer and Chicago in the four weeks following Fred's operation. On September 3 another operation was performed at 9:00 AM. At 2:30 the next day his father passed away. Oscar returned with him to Spencer on September 6 and the funeral was on the 8th. Oscar lived on the farm alone for the next three years before his mother moved from her house in Spencer back to live with him. His sister Ila would live with them when she was not teaching school at some distant town. Oscar never married. He enjoyed children however and loved to tease his great neices and nephews good naturedly. He was a good neighbor and always available to help out at another farm when asked. In the summer of 1954 his mother passed away after a long life. He was at her bed side when she breathed her last. Less than three years later he followed her when he was struck down in the early morning hours by a fatal heart attack.