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[NI013668] Johnstown Tribune, Dec. 24, 1906 FATALITY ON B. & O. Harry Custer, of Eighth Ward, Struck by Passenger Train & Dies at Mem. Hosp. Harry Custer, aged about 40 yrs, & made his home with his mother, Mrs. Mary Custer, Irene St., 8th Ward, died Sat. about 10:30 pm at the Mem. Hosp. of injuries sustained by being struck by a B. & O. passenger train earlier in the evening. Mr. Custer was employed at the planing mill of W. H. Smith & Bro. for 4 yrs. He finished his work Sat. 4:30 pm & as usual started home by way of the B. & O. railroad. When near the works in the 7th Ward he was struck by the passenger train which had left Johnstown a few min.s before, & his skull was crushed. An eyewitness states that the engineer gave 3 blasts of the whistle, & that the man seemed to become confused, stepping from the path along the road directly in front of the engine. Undertaker Henderson took charge of the remains & this afternoon shipped them to Hooversville, interment to be made a few miles from there.

[NI013671] Johnstown Trib, Mar 10, 1900 Ms Lillian Custer, daug. of Mrs. Mary Custer, died at the home of her mother, No. 585 Bedford st., at 7:55 am. The cause of her death was dropsy. She was born in Somerset Co. almost 30 yrs ago. Her father is dead. She is survived by her mother & the following bro.s & sis.s: Samuel S. & Harry, at home; Charles F., of the 13th Ward, this city; Washington, of near Hooversville, & Mrs. Hiram Rowser, of Bedford Co.. The remains will be taken over the Somerset & Cambria branch tomorrow morn to the home of Mr. Washington Custer, near Hooversville, & will be interred from there in the Grave Church Cem..

[NI013676] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA 22 Aug 1870 Christian Streng
17 137 143 Custer Emanuel 28 M W Laborer 200 PA
18 137 143 Custer Isabella 30 F W Keeping house PA
19 137 143 Custer Mary 3 F W PA

[NI013679] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Adam Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0155 Color: W Age: 64 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0429 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680414 Other Residents:
Wife Lydia 63, PA
Daughter Pearl S 20, PA

[NI013691] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Park O Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0105 Color: W Age: 24 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0079 Co.: Cambria Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680557 Other Residents:
Wife Minnie M 24, PA
Dau. Alice H 05, PA
Dau. Mary V 04, PA
Dau. Ida F NR, PA

[NI013694] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Marsh Eichelberger State: PA Enumeration District: 0156 Color: W Age: 33 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0188 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01230113 Other Residents:
Wife Grace 27, PA
Son Ernest 08, PA
Dau. Mary Jane 03, PA

[NI013714] Somerset Ledger Nov. 7, 1913: FRANKLIN P. SAYLOR, aged 38 yrs, a resident of Somerset d in a Pittsburgh hosp. last Thu. from cancer of the stomach. a vet of the Spanish-American war. s/o Andrew J. Saylor, Shanksville, who survives as do his widow & 1 dau., Helen, Somerset. SAYLOR, Franklin P. b May 10 1876 d Pittsburgh of Cancer on 10-30-1913. s/o Andrew Jackson Saylor & Angie Masters, a cook while serving the 41st US Reg., Co. "E" infantry during the Phillipine Insurrection ( Duty from 09-18-1899 to 07-03-1900). m Lucy Bilford b 11-16-1878, Somerset Co. d Feb 24 1972 after living a long life. Both bur. Lichty Cem., Somerset off Rte 985.

[NI013723] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Roy R Kinter State: PA Enumeration District: 0076 Color: W Age: 32 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0055 Co.: Indiana Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02490585 Other Residents:
Wife Eva 25, PA
Son Purl 06, PA
Son Bernard 02, PA

[NI013749] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Walter Custer State: PA Dist: 0026 Color: W Age: 41 B Pl: PA Visit: 0146 Co.: Bedford Relation: Husb ImageNum: 00680594 Other Residents:
Wife Mary J 41, PA
Dau. Ella 12, PA
Son Charles F 10, PA
Son Dorsie E 08, PA
Dau. Maggie L 03, PA
Son John W NR, PA

[NI013761] Johnstown Trib-Demo, 10/25/2000 HEIDORN -- Rena M., 83, Alum Bank, d Oct 24 2000 at UPMC Bedford Mem'l; b Jan 11 1917, Helixville. Preceded in death by husb, Herman Heidorn, who d in 1992. Survived by chdn, Irvin, husb of Rosalee Campbell, East Lake, OH; Richard, husb of Carolyn Beck, Mentor, OH; Gary, husb of Francine Anelli, Mento-on-the-Lake, OH; & Judy, w/o Gerald Lockard, Alum Bank; 17 gchdn & 15 ggchdn. Rena was an avid quilter with her ch grp. Memb Dunnings Creek COB, Ryot. {sic} Was a cook at Chestnut Ridge HS. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Thu at Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Pleasantville, where funeral serv will be at 10 am Fri, Rev. Alan E. Brumbaugh officiating. Bur Fishertown Cem.

[NI013768] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Lewis Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0031 Color: W Age: 34 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0034 Co.: Bedford Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680530 Other Residents:
Wife Lydia 35, PA
Dau. Jennie Marie 08, PA
Son Thomas Nelson 06, PA
Dau. Julia Margaret 03, PA
Dau. Ophy Viola 02, PA

[NI013778] Julia E Bierer State: PA Enumeration District: 0078 Color: W Age: 85 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0298 County: Fayette, Uniontown Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00620742 Other Residents:
Daughter Sofiah G 58, PA
Son Thomas 48, PA
Daughter Mary 42, PA

[NI013808] CUSTER - Wilson E., 81, Kantner, d Jan 31 1953, Somerset Comm, Hosp. b Jul 31 1871, s/o Levi & Rose Anna (SPANGLER)CUSTER. Surv by widow, Annie (LOHR) CUSTER; chldn: Orville, Mrs. Connell DINNING, Pearson, & Mrs. John SECHLER, all Kantner; Andrew, Baltimore, MD; Mrs. Elmer MEYERS, Stoystown; & Mrs. Harry McVICKER, Stoystown; sis, Mrs. Harvey CROYLE, Kantner; 27 gchldn & 17 ggchldn. Friends received Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown. Brief rites there at 2 pm Tue followed by serv 2:30 pm Kantner EUB Ch. Rev. O. A. Womer, assisted by Rev. Arthur Vespa & Rev. Charles Decker. Bur: Stoystown IOOF Cem.

[NI013881] From Biographical & Porttrait Cyclopedia of Cambria Co., PA 1896. COL. DAVID D. BLAUCH, a man of varied & successful business experience, & a leading real-estate dealer of Johnstown, s/o David & Barbara (Fyock) Blauch, b in Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA, Jun 11 1849. The Blauch & Fyock families respectively are of Swiss & German origin, & were among the early settlers of Somerset Co. Jacob Blauch was a native of the celebrated city of Berne, Switzerland, & settled at an early day in Somerset Co., where he followed farming until his death at an advanced age. Of his sons who remained in the Co., one was David Blauch, b in 1789, d 1872. He was a shoemaker by trade, but followed farming during his long & useful life. He was a memb of Mennonite ch, & passed his yrs with remarkable exception from pain & sickness, never being ill a day until his summons came to rest from the toils of life. Mr. Blauch m Barbara Fyock, a native of Somerset Co., & memb of 7-Day Bapt ch. She b 1808, & passed away 1884, at 76 yrs of age. Her father, John Fyock, an old & well-known resident of Somerset Co., lived to a ripe old age. Col. David D. Blauch did not grow to manhood in his native Twp., but after receiving his education in the common schools came to Johnstown when in his 16th yr. He serv as a clerk for some time in a gen mercantile establishment; next learned the trade of carpenter, & then took charge of a stationary engine for the Cambria Iron co. Later he was transferred to the roofing dept of the works, & after working in all of its different divs was promoted to chief roofing clerk, which position he held until the time of the great flood of 1889. After the city had passed from the immediate effect of the flood Mr. Blanch turned his attention to contracting & bldg, which was then so badly needed, & during 2 yrs contributed his part towards rebuilding Johnstown. Retiring from contracting & bldg in 1892, he embarked in his present real-estate business. On Nov 10 1874, Colonel Blauch m Emma Campbell, d/o Christopher Campbell, Indiana Co., PA. Their union has been blessed with 2 chldn--daugs: Jessie May, d at age of 2 1/2 yrs, & Barbara, a memb of the jr class of Johnstown HS, aged 14. As a business man Colonel Blauch is capable & well qualified, & conducts with skill & sound judgment whatever enterprise he may be engaged in. He is a memb of 1st Meth Episc ch of Johnstown, in which he is useful & efficient for the promotion & advancement of every good enterprise. While active in business & useful in the ch, yet Col. David D. Blanch has found time to be of serv to his city in various other ways. He is prominent & influential in various beneficial & secret societies. He is a memb Washington Camp, No. 583, Patriotic Order Sons of Amer, & Johnstown Lodge, No. 538, Free & Accepted Masons, & Portage Chpt, No. 195, Royal Arch Masons. He is also a memb & past chancellor of Johnstown Lodge, No. 57, Knights of Pythias, & a memb & past rep of Independent Castle, No. 51, Ancient Order of the Knights of the Mystic Chain, & the organizer of the castle. In 1880 he was awarded a gold medal by the Select Castle of PA for having organized the largest number of castles in the State. Colonel Blauch is a memb Pride of Cambria Castle, No. 52, Johnstown, & Monarch Temple, No. 7, Washington City, of the Knights of the Golden Eagle. He is colonel of the 6th regt of Uniformed Rank of the Eagles. For 6 yrs he was colonel of 7th regt, & for 3 yrs was on the staff of the lt-gen, past grand chief of the jurisdiction of PA, & a memb of Supreme Castle of the US. As an organizer in this branch of the order he has few equals, having introduced the order in 4 cos, besides organizing some 34 castles. Colonel Blauch is a rep memb of Order of the Knights of the Golden Eagle, whose teachings, if they could find expression in the daily acts of all men, would put a new color into life & a new light on the face of humanity."

[NI013893] 1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on 25 Aug 1870 by Christian Streng
35 236 241 Carver Anthony 32 M W Carpenter 200 PA
36 236 241 Carver Lucy 28 F W Keeping house PA
37 236 241 Carver Augustus 12 M W PA
38 236 241 Carver John 10 M W PA
39 236 241 Carver Sarah 8 F W PA
40 236 241 Carver Emma 4 F W PA
1 236 241 Carver Sidney 8/12 F W PA Sept

[NI013896] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
John E Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0155 Color: W Age: 30 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0063 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680513 Other Residents:
Wife Sarah C 22, PA
Son Snyder E 03, PA
Son Dinnel E NR, PA
SIL Virginia G Snyder 20, PA
Brother-in-law John 18, PA

[NI013904] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Orrie Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0156 Color: W Age: 38 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0053 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00680556 Other Residents:
Sister Harriet B 31, PA

[NI013912] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Maurice C Custer State: PA Enumeration District: 0276 Color: W;W Age: 19 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0153 Co.: Allegheny, Wilkinsburg Relation: LO ImageNum: 00680546 Other Residents:
Husband David M Riddle

[NI013924] OBIT: Johnstown Trib Demo: FORNWALT, Mrs. Jennie A., 80, 55 Clover St, d 1:10 a.m. Jan 29 1957, Memorial Hosp.; b Johnstown May 5 1876, d/o Wesley & Lizzie (Ritchy) Grifith. Preceded in death by husb Samuel F., & these chldn: Marcy; Mrs. Florence Goebert; Warren; Evangeline; & Richard. Survived by these chldn: Charles, Cleveland, OH; Clarence R., 405 Sell St; Carl L., Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Harry C., 342 Cannon St; Mrs. Margaret E. Rigby, 53 Clover St; Kenneth M., 246 Ohio St; 7 gchldn & 2 ggchldn; 2 bros, Harry, Cumberland, MD, & John J., 318 Horner St. Memb Park Ave EUB Ch. Friends received 7 - 9 pm Tue & 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm Wed John Henderson Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave, servs 11 am Thu, Rev. Kenneth T. Barnette. Bur Grandview Cem.

[NI013928] Johannes & this Anna evidently lived in Birstein, 12 km north of Wachtersbach. Johannes Haner migrated to Amer. in the yr 1708 at the age of 24. Many families in SW Germany decided to emigrate to Amer. for various reasons. Historians give 4 motives: freedom from burdensome taxes, security from devastating wars, religious freedom, & desire for land of their own. A key figure in the migration was Rev. Joshua Harrsch, a 1st-rate entrepreneur who did, however, take his pastoral duties seriously in later yrs in the NY settlements of the Palatines. In 1706, for reasons still not entirely understood, he changed his name to Joshua Kocherthal & became land agent in British No. Amer. In 1708 he took a small group of colonists to Amer. where they founded present-day Newburgh on the west side of the Hudson River in 1709. Returning to Eng. in summer 1709 he found that a large number of Palatines, Hessians & others had come to London to ship out to the New World. Many came by way of the Dutch port of Rotterdam, others were on their own. It is estimated that as many as 13,500 were camped on Blackheath so. of the Thames, on Greenwich Heath on the Thames, & at other sites near London. The British found the mass of Palatines on their doorstep more than they had anticipated or could handle. About 3000 were chosen to go to NY, to work in the "Tar Project" (to cut pine for tar & spars for the British ships at the New World) - among them our Johannes. They boarded 10 ships about Dec. 25 1709, but the 1st ship did not sail until Apr 10 1710; food & water on the ships were bad, & 470 of the emigrants, many of them chldrn, d. on board or soon after arrival in Amer. Palatines arriving in New York City in 1710, including our ancestor, were treated by British authorities as faceless, nameless commodities. After a quarantine period in tents (brought from Eng.) on Nutten Island (now Governor's Island),1874 Palatines were sent in early Oct 1710 into serv. on Livingston Manor (Robert Livingston 1654-1728), a huge tract of land on the e. side of the Hudson River, across from & so. of Albany. Many of the Palatines lived on the Manor itself; other on 6000 acres bought back from Livingston by the Crown in 1710. In 1724 Queen Anne granted the 6000 acres to 4 Palatines in trust for the 63 families remaining there; Johannes Hoener (Heiner) was 1 of these 4 leaders of the group, & he was the sole surviving trustee in a deed dated 1758. Alida Livingston ran the daily operations of Livingston Manor. The 1st winter the Palatines spent in NY, 1710/1711, was very severe; the grist mill on Roeloff Jansen Kill (Livingston Manor) was crushed by an accumulation of ice that was 19 ft thick. She wrote that she employed Hanor, Zipperle & Rau to help her rebuild the mill & the brewhouse. Johannes' background at the mills in Germany made him a useful person in the community. Heener, Hener is also mentioned in Alida's letters dated 1717 & 1720. In 1741 Jury Mosseer of the W. Camp & Johannes Heaner of Rhynbeeck purchased 660 acres on the w. bank of the Hudson River, just a mile or so from West Camp. The 2 bro.s-in-law purchased this land for 400 pounds from Vincent Mathews, the original Pantentee of the Crown. Immigrant's surname: HANER Immigrant's given name(s): Johannes Ship name: unknown U.S. arrival date: Abt 25 DEC 1709 Port: NY, NY Place of origin: Storndorf, Germany Notes: He was sent in Oct 1710, along with 1874 Palatines, to Livingston Manor near Albany. He had 11 chldrn, all ancestors of most of the Haners in the US.

[NI013951] Possibly the first settler of this name to cone into Norfolk County, arriving in either 1805 or November 1807 and located on Lots 20 and 21 in Concession 1 of South Walsingham Township. It is reported that he was born at Catskill Creek, "North River" in New York. His land was vary close to the original holdings of "Dr." John Troyer and he obviously got to know the family well. When he died, the inventory of goods used in the will was signed by Dr. Troyer's son Michael Troyer. John died on the 5th of January 1814 and will (now in the Ontario Archives) was proved the 18th April. His wife's given name was Elizabeth.

[NI013977] Lemuel came west to Wickersham, Wa. with his half brother Phillip Sheridan ,was a logger and active member of Masons. He was given Shrine funeral in Bellingham.

[NI013979] 1850 Census Somerset Boro, Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA pg 11, 22 Jul 1850 by Jno. J. Schell
33 70 76 Holderbaum Martin 56 M W Tinner 2,500 PA
Holderbaum Catharine 55 F W PA
Wilson John W. 26 M W Tinner Scotland

[NI014002] [DONE1097.ftw]

This family immigrated to West Camp, New York with the 6th Party at Rotterdam 1709 with 8 children.

[NI014003] [DONE1097.ftw]

Immigrated to West Camp, New York in the 6th Party at Rotterdam 1709
with 8 children.

[NI014004] Where or when this Anna (Schneider) Haner died is unknown, whether in Germany, In England, or on board ship. Living conditions were incredibly poor, and hundreds of emigrants died of sickness or malnutrition during the trip. We do not know why they decided to emigrate, in addition to the hard winter of 1708/1709 and unrest in the war-torn countryside. It is possible that they and perhaps 1 or 2 very young children started out in 1709 with the other Palatines, headed for Holland, then to London and eventually in 1710 to America. It is written that the Palatine emigrants traveled down the Rhine in an intrepid mood, even with bagpipes playing, ready for a great adventure. They had little real knowledge of where they were headed. Maps of the New World were not common even in advanced circles, and practically non-existent in the village schools of Hesse.

[NI014019] Johnstown Trib Dem. Ap 26 1975 Pg 26 MILLER - Franklin Pierce, 94, Siemon Nrsg Home, Somerset, d Ap 25 1975, Somerset Com. Hosp. b Dec 23 1880, Somerset Twp., s/o Peter & Harriet (BOWMAN) MILLER. Preceded in death by 1st wife, former Annie BAKER; 2nd wife, former Dora Bowser ROSE; 6 Bro.s & 4 sis.s. Survived by these sons: Ross A., Somerset R.D. 5; Luther P. & Earl B., Somerset; & Clyde R., New Brighton; also 2 stepdau.s, Mrs. June THOMAS, Anaheim, CA, & Miss Mildred ROSE, Fedhaven, FL; 9 gchldn; 12 ggchldn, & 8 gggchldn. Mem. Christ Casebeer Ch., where he serv as Sun school super. & councilman for many yrs. Former Somerset Twp. schoolteacher; attended CA Normal School. Former cashier at Sipesville Bank. Retired from Agway, Inc. Mem. SAR. Friends received after 7 pm Sat. Richard E. Hauger Funeral Home, Somerset. Serv will be at 11 am Mon. Christ Casebeer Ch., Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Bur. Casebeer Cem.. Remains will lie in state at Ch. 10 am Mon until time of serv.

[NI014050] Hans Zug became a minister active in the Anabaptist Movement in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. How he escaped the explustion of Anabaptists in 1648 from Zurich is not revealed. Perhaps he did leave for the Palatinate for a time, returning later to minister a Zurich Church. When seven teachers and elders of the church were aprehended at Signau in 1659, they were accused of conducting church services against the law and taken to the authorities in Bern. They were arrested and assigned to district prisons. Hans was taken on one occasion to a former orphanage. They were kept for some time at very hard labor and supplied with only rye and speltz grain to eat in order to save expenses to the authorities. They were reviled, slandered and scorned on account of their faith. Prisoners could choose one of the following: (1) Go to the state church.(2) Be perpetually consigned to the galleys (death).(3) Die by the hands of executioners. Hans was imprision for the above offense for one year and seven months.Then he was transported by ship possibly to become a galley slave. Somehow Hans escaped and returned to Switzerland. We find this same statement repeated over and over with the Swiss who were expelled from the homeland. No matter how rough the authorities made their life in prison,the accused did everything in their power to return to Switzerland and their home. Hans went to perform the baptism for his son Peter on Dec. 20, 1661 and that very day he was recaptured and taken to jail for the second time. This time his sentence was for a period of ten years. The ten year sentence ended in 1671 and before Hans' release he was required to sign a paper which gave his house and property over to the state and to leave the country never to return. His last release was granted at the request of sympathizers, and he was permitted to leave the country for Germany where he supposedly settled near the community of Darmstadt.

[NI014053] Immigrant's surname: ZUG (ZOOK) Immigrant's given name(s): Moritz
Ship name: Francis and Elizabeth U.S. arrival date: 21 SEP 1742 Port: Philadelphia, PA Place of origin: Canton, Switzerland Notes: Name given as Zook as early as 1771. Resided Berks Co. Family Bible pub 1589 Zurich gives names of Moritz Zug's 7 children: John b 1748; Christina b.1750; Hendry b 1752; Jacob b 1757: "Ein Dockter ist geborn" 1759; ABRAHAM b 1761 (Berks Co.) m Maria Kurtz; Frances Kutz b 1763. No dates of birth, marriage or death for Moritz, nor name of wife. ABRAHAM and Maria had 11 children of whom JACOB (6th child) b 1795 m Christina Hauck Jan. 9, 1827 d March 24, 1875. ABRAHAM moved to East Lampeter Twnshp where JACOB was born Lancaster Co. JACOB and Christina had 9 children of whom MARY ANN b Dec 29 1837 d May 10, 1908 m William Walpole Edwards Feb 4 1864 probably Philadelphia. MARY ANN and William W Edwards had 8 children, of whom WILLIAM ZOOK EDWARDS (3rd child) b Jan 17 1868 d Apr 20 1929 m Mabel V Hopple Jun 20 1895 in Philadelphia. WILLIAM Z EDWARDS and Mabel had one child, WILLIAM HOPPLE EDWARDS b Jun 20 1900 d 1964, m Stella Amanda Robinson Lemly. Had two children: self and brother William Lemly Edwards

[NI014054] will (East Whiteland Twp, Chester Co. PA 11/19/1786 & inventory (same twp & co) 12/26/1787 of the estate of CHRISTIAN ZUG

[NI014058] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
177 184 YODER Jeptha 70 M Farmer
Elisabeth 70 F
Benedict 23 M Farmer
Elias 26 M Carpenter
Rachel 21 F

[NI014094] In the 1900 census, Saxon Precinct, Cyrus Gates, Enumerator, Philip Haner & Lemual Haner are listed as boarders at the rooming house of John & Mary Niles. Lemual age 49, Philip age 33; both single; both b. in MI; both father b. in NY; both mother's b. in NJ. Phil, as he was known, was a logger & mill owner. P.S. Haner Shingle Mill. Haner mountain, located at the south end of lake Whatcom, Whatcom Co., WA was named after him. He also owned a grocrey store at Wickersham, Whatcom Co. WA. Phil d. from the results of a ruptured appendix.

[NI014095] was postmistress & delivered the mail in her old Ford in Wickersham, WA area. 1900 census, Wastenaw Co, Sylvan Twp, Chelsea Village, MI, list chd'n. Family removed to Wickersham, WA 1904.

[NI014096] Daisy was a music teacher in Enterprise, WA, school teacher at Wickersham school, grocery store owner & post mistress at Wickersham, Whatcom Co., WA. Many people were upset that she had remarried so soon after the death of her 1st husb.

[NI014097] Vic graduated from the University of Washington (Seattle), School of Engineering. Worked on many civil engineering projects including the famous Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Galloping Gertie); widening the Panama Canal (1939-40); plant engineer of Puget Sound Pulp and Timber (Bellingham, Washington); design, construction, and management of Ketchikan Pulp Co. (Ketchikan, Alaska), VP Georgia Pacific Corp. His death was due to the effects of Parkinson's Disease.

[NI014098] Norm graduated from Whatcom High School,Bellingham, WA, University of
Washington, Electrical Engineering, member of Tau Beta Pi,, engineering
honorary, and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Employed by City of Seattle, and State of Washington, involved in the designs of the Aurora Bridge in Seattle and the Deception Pass Bridge; worked for the Corps of Engineers in Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Providence, RI. Commissioned as Major, US Army, corp of Engineers, WW II; supervised the building of 19 airports in South America to support the North African campaing; after WW II left goverment service as Colonel, established the firm of Haner, Ross & Sporseen, Inc., Portland, Or., engineers, consultants, and planners. Life member of American Consulting Engineers Council and American Society of Civil Engineers. Nickname while growing up was "Nip's".

[NI014099] Dorothy died playing with matches. First buried at Old Wickersham cemetary above the school, when county moved grave site to Saxon Cemetary, was moved there.

[NI014102] [DONE1097.ftw]

Johannes was one of the earliest settlers of Brunswick, N.Y.

[NI014105] (Letter postmarked Oct. 5,1925 - addressed to Miss. Allie Fischer, 1165 Bush Street Apt #401, San Francisco, Calif.)Santa Barbara Friday Night My Wonderful Sweet Wife We just arrived in town from the Desert and I am half asleep and dead tired, for we drove all night(last). We made the trip rather uneventful and the mine seems to be a pritty good thing. We took out some samples of the ore and had them analyzed in L.A. this morning and it is a good grade of ore. There is nearly 150 miles of desert that we crossed and I have a nice new coat of tan. Killed a rettle snake, etc. The moon down there on the desert is beautiful, dear. I wish I had my arms around you and we could watch it come up over the purple hills in the distance. Allie, My Sweatheart I love you, Dear, How do you feel these days? It seems so long since I saw you last. If I could just kiss you, dear, I would feel so much better. I went down to your mothers this eve about 7:30 and there was no light in the house so didn't stop. I imagine they had gone to bed. Dear, I am so sleepy I can't keep my eyes open so I'll finish this in the morning. (X)(X). Sat. A.M. - I am at your folks and just read your letter to your mother. It sure seamed good to see your handwriting. Anything of you, dear is a little bit of Heaven. There is a picture of you on the mantle I am tempted to get a way with if it is possible. Dear, I love you, (on the map.) [remainder of letter written on margins of "Riverside Copper and Development Company" stock brochure and map.] If the mine doesn't pay good money, dear, I will be back in about 2 or 3 weeks, so don't feel too bad. The ore is good and if it isn't too hard to get out I will make enough to give us a good start and that will help a good deal and if it doesn't I will have lost only a little. I have had the money transferred from the Bank of Italy to the Bank of America in Santa Barbara. We expect to leave for Blythe again tomorrow with the old Ford. Dear, I sure wish we could go for a ride in it tonight. Allie, I think of that ride thru the Park often, and it sure is a comfort to know that you love me and we won't be apart this way for long, and you may depend on it I won't leave you again, that part of saying good bye is to hard on me and the loneliness when we are apart is too much, dear, so expect most anything when I get back from this wild goose chase. I have to go see what has happened to Al (Boyenton). I just then felt a little earthquake. Dear, write often as I am going to be lonesome up there and think of me, dear. Hello for Madge. Always Love, Vic. [the mine was located NW of Blythe, Ca. on the north edge of the McCoy Mtns. Ironwood Mining Dist.] It was Alma who added the second "l" in the name Phillip. Asked by the hospital for the name of Douglas Phillip Haner.

[NI014106] from obitutary Skagit Valley Herald, Sedro Woolley, Skagit Co., Wa.: Mrs. Haner is survived by her husband, Bob, at the family home in Wickersham; two daughter and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Dave Kosa of Soap Lake, WA., and Frances and Norman Wasson of Hickson, WA., a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ruby Haner of Wickersham; five sisters, Ester LaFave, Rachel Hannah, Eva Jane Holland and Alice Ligocki, all of Whatcom Co., and Ruthe Harris of Corning, CA., a brother, Jack Hess of Everson; Six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and by a sister, Gertrude Hedburg.
Memorials are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., Seattle, WA.

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He was confirmed at age 18 on 12 Apr 1748 as Philip Hoener. Three of his brothers were confirmed on the same date. Philip lived in Greenbush (West Sand Lake), NY,. Philip was baptised by Pastor Berkenman. He married at Stone Church, as son of Johannes, on 15 Oct 1751, Eva Trevor (Treber), born 8 Mar 1734, Sp Sebastian Trever & wife Christina Uhl (Rhinebeck Luth), dau of Peter Trever (Treber) of Rhinebeck who was bp 1700 at Wollstein, Critznach, Germany and Catharina Dorothea Row.

[NI014161] Clyde was a renouned Whatcom Co. photographer, serving in the Army Air Corps during WW-I as an observer over France. Also took first Aerial Photo's of Mt. Baker and Twin Sisters. This trip ended in near disaster when the plane crashed at the base of the Twin Sisters but both Clyde and the pilot walked out and latter brought the plane out to fly again.

[NI014164] Where Anna Catharina died, whether in Germany, in England, or on board ship is unknown. Living conditions were incredibly poor, and hundreds of emigrants died of sickness or malnutrition during the trip. Her birth record is in the state Evangelical Church, Rohrbach. The family home was at Steinsfurt, Germany, where she and her parents were citizens before coming to America with the Palatine immigration. The Monsieur family must have been acquainted with Rev. Kocherthal (then known as Joshua Harrsch) who was pastor at Eschelbronn, 5 miles north of Sinsheim. Rhorbach and Steinsfurt are about 1-1/5 miles and 3 miles southeast of Sinsheim. Catherina's maiden name in New York records was listed as Mustirr, or Mussier, and has so continued.

[NI014183] Paulina lived in Portland, Dawson Cr. Alaska (gold rush) and Seattle, WA

[NI014193] Obituary from Bellingham Hearld (April 11, 1908?) PIONEER OF FERNDALE DIES Lyman C. Jones Passes Away at Local Hospital. In the death of Lyman C. Jones, of Ferndale, at a local hospital yesterday afternoon, Whatcom County lost another prominent, and one of the oldest pioneers of the Northwest. The deceased was born in Boston, Mass. in 1837, and moved with his family to this county in 1892. His death was due to typhoid fever, and he was removed to the hospital from his home 10 days ago, but was unable to throw off the attack. He leaves a widow and a number of prominent sons and daughters, including S. L. Jones, of Seattle; R. D. Jones, of Ferndale; and Mrs. M. J. Klock, of Ferndale; Mrs. J. J. Patch, of Bremerton, and Mrs. E. R. McKean, of Ferndale. The family came to this state from Windom, Minn. As a young man Mr. Jones engaged in teaching school until the breaking out of the Civil war, at which time he was living in Minnesota and joined the Fifth Minnesota regiment. After the war he served in the state millitia at the time of Indian outbreaks in tat state, and was later ordered South, when, to his regret, he was forbidden to go on account of his physical condition, due to exposures in the former campaigns. He taught school after coming to this state, but left the schoolroom in 1899, when he was elected secretary of the Northwood Cedar company, of this city, one of the early large lumber companies. He served in that capacity for six years, when he retired from active life. The body lies at the Maulsby undertaking parlors on Dock street. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at Ferndale, and the interment will take place in Enterprise cemetery, under the direction fo the G.A.R. post of Bellingham, and the Ferndale post. The musical services will be conducted by Mrs. E. T. Trimble.


[NI014203] OBIT. McKean - Ernest R. McKean, age (90?) of 6406 Brooklyn Ave., Seattle, passed away in a Seattle hosp. Fri., June 29. Mr. McKean & formerly resided in Whatcom Co. for 52 ys. & was a retired fireman for the Northern Pacific R.R. Surving relatives include 3 dau., Mrs. O. W. Sinclair of Ellensburg, Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards & Mrs. Bernice Martin of Bakersfield, CA; 4 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow - Hollingsworth Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Mr. Bert Cousins Tue., July 3, at 1:00 p.m. Final resting place Enterprise Cem.

[NI014206] William Richard was employed by the Canadian Pacific RR as freight clerk and operator at Tilsonburg 1884-1889, station agent at Otterville 1889-1895, station agent at Petersburg 1895-1900, in 1900 worked as a laborer at Knots Berry Farm, Anahim CA. In 1901 became a store keeper (Fischer, Doane, & Isaacs Merchantile) in Bellingham WA. Moved to Calif. about 1923. (Malcolm) - I have calendar plate dated 1909 from Bellingham store. William acquired numerous properties around Bellingham, WA and Santa Barbara, CA.

[NI014207] Edith was a very acomplished oil painter & while living in Bellingham, WA taught painting to bring in extra money. I have in my home 10 paintings by her. Her favorite subjects of what I know of were still life's (fruit & flowers) & animals but I have one spectacular & large painting of a winter night landscape. Most of the paintings were done while the family lived in Canada & perhaps before she was married.

[NI014222] Christian John was an immigrant from Catskill, Green Co., N.Y. to Canada in 1815. In Canada he owned or lived at Lot 22, SLR, Houghton TWP, Norfolk Co., Ontario on the shoreline of Lake Erie near the residence of his father. (1877 Atlas)

[NI014223] In interview by the Tillsonburg Observer around 1899-1900 (she died in 1904 at 103 years) said that she was living in Tillsonburg with her son Cornelius, his wife and their daughter. - from John A. Becker, 1995.

[NI014224] (Continued from Leta (Becker) Blindbury letter.) Deacon Michael Troyer was the only son of Dr. Troyer. The Deacon was the principal corner stone of the Baptist Church of Port Rowan. He was highly respected by all who knew him, and when he was called to his reward, having reached a ripe old age, his loss was felt by the entire community in which he lived. He was a blacksmith, and the old blockhouse which served as a shop is still standing on the Troyer flat. In 1802 he was appointed constable of Walsingham. He had four sons John, David, Michael and Cornelius, and five daughters Elizabeth (my grandmother), Sophronia (lived to be 102), Catherine, Susannah, and one who married Edward Bowan. Of this family, John married Hannah Rocfeller and settled finally in Illinois, where he died. David married Mary McDermand and settled finally in Clear Creek, where he died. Michael married Louisa Halstead, died in Chicago. Cornelius married Malinda Rockefeller, settled first on the homestead, but finally went to Illinois, where he still lives. Elizabeth (my grandmother) married Christian Becker and settled in Clear Creek. In her family were three sons John L., Ephraim (my father), and Cornelius. Two daughters, Mary and Alzinia. Sophronia married David Rohrer and settled in Houghton. After Mr. R. died she married Samuel Pettitt, and moved to Kewanee, Illinois. Catherine married Robert Stilwell, and settled in Walsingham. Susannah married Nelson Bowen and settled in Houghton. The name of Troyer has become extinct in Norfolk, but a few descendants of the man who built the first Norfolk home remain in the country. Deacon Michael Troyer met with an unusual experience in the earlier part of his life, which is worthy of record. He fell into a trance, and was dead to all appearances for three days and nights. His friends, thinking he was dead made preparations for his burial, and if the trance had continued a little longer, he, no doubt, would of been buried alive. During this trance, it seemed that his soul had been wafted away to the regions of eternal light where it feasted on supernal joys. When the time came to return to earth, he was loth to go, and begged permission to remain. But the Blessed Saviour lovingly took him by the hand and informed him that He had work for him to do on Earth, that he must go back and attend to it, and that he might then return and remain forever. This experience led to his conversion. He was the Deacon of the Baptist Church in Port Rowan for 33 years and built the first cider mill in Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada.

[NI014228] Cornelius was in the livery business with son Chelsea and must have had a connection with the Railroad as my mother (Alma G. Fischer) said that Cornelius and wife came here each year and had a Railroad pass.

[NI014235] Last known residence (Aug 1992) was 202 McNay St. #319, London, Ont.

[NI014256] At age 15 he was without a settled purpose. He was not decided in his religious attitude and had no definite object in life, as an experiment his father put him at employment in a store. While thus exgaged, Mr. Finney came to Rochester and began holding religious services which were Blessed in a remarkable manner. The young clerk was among the first to attend these meetings, and not only did he take a cold decided stand as a Christian, but he saw at once his life work opening to him."He heard the call of God to devote himself to the ministry and he did not hesitate. Hence forth he had an object to live for and he could say with Paul. "This one thing I do". He entered the Genesee Manual Labor School: thence to Union College Class of 1838, one of a class of 120 students. He then entered Andover (Mass) Theological Seminary and there completed his preparation for the ministry. At the close of the seminary course, his health was impaired which deterred him from entering at once his chosen work. He was ingaged for over a year in teaching. This resulted in a restoration of his usual vigor. He received his first call from the Congregational Church in Acworth were he was ordained Wed Jan 7, 1846. He had commenced his labors in August 1845 and after preaching 19 Sabbaths he received a unimous call to settle. This church at the time had 160 members and a general state of peace and harmony existed. A revival of Religion in Aug 1847 resulted in about 40 conversions. From 1844 to 1854, 104 were added to the church: in 1842 a nest and commodins parsonage was built in the village. Here he remained until the illness of Mrs. Wright made it necessary to seek a change of climate. He was dismissed Mar. 10, 1856 from Acworth. Soon after he was invited to the Second Presbyterian Church of Newark, N.J. and after 6 months he accepted a call to the Presbyterian Church of Fredonia, N.Y. where he was installed in 1856: here he labored for 14 years till 1870 then he became pastor the the Church in Ripley N.Y. a town not far from Fredonia and where he remained until he moved in 1883 to Amherst, Mass where he spent his last days. The funeral was held at his home, Dec. 1 1888 Rev Dickerman of the 1st Cong'l Church of Amherst delivered a Memorial Sermon to the memory of Re. Wright.

[NI014267] John migrated to Ill. prior to 1860. All of the children except Charles were b. at Walsingham Twp., Norfolk Co., Ont. Canada.

[NI014272] The family were living in Chicago, Ill. during the great Chicago Fire on Oct. 8, 9, 1871, and were able to rescue from the fire a few possessions including : Dr. John Troyer's long rifle and the family Bible dated 1827. All trace of the family was lost after 1938. Michael donated the long rifle to the Eva Brook Donly Museum in Simcoe, Ontario.

[NI014281] Robert and Catherine moved to Henry Co. Ill. about 1850. After Catherine's death Robert, with two sons Russell and John joined the Iowa 5th Calvary in the Civil War. Robert was 54 years old at the time. Russell kept a diary during his stay in the war (portions in possession of Ann M. Kennedy, Austin, TX -1987). Robert was still alive in 1880 living with his sons John and James and families in Larramie, WY. Robert's mane appears along with his father-in-law Deacon Michael Troyer on the rolls of the Baptist Church in Port Rowan; also there is the name of Robert's brother Thomas.

[NI014283] Mary's gravestone has been incorporated into the newly erected (1994) cairn behind the memorial stone for Dr. John Troyer of Long Point on the old Troyer honestead lands on the Lakeshore Road, near Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada.

[NI014285] In my possession is a copy of the SUPPEMENT TO THE WATERFORD STAR,
Waterford, Ont, dated January 28th, 1897. Titled Abigail Becker's Noble Dead told in poetry and prose. 24 Nov. 1854 Heroic deed of Abagail Becker, Lake Erie, Long Point Island,Canada. Epic poem and account of her saving eight sailors from the schooner CONDUCTOR shipwrecked near her home. Long Point near Port Rowan. The poem was used in Canadian reading primers for years.

[NI014286] Curdt was a miller in the village of Storndorf, which is a few minutes' drive from the medieval town of Alsfeld in the state of Hesse, about 60miles northeast of Frankfurt. The Schwalm River supplied water power for three mills in and around Storndorf. The mill established by the ruling von Storndorf family in about 1500 was known as the Herrenmuhle, mill of the master; it was leased from the noble Seebach family by Curt Haner who died in 1713 at Storndorf. The Herrenmuhle was a large, long L-shaped building with living quarter and working quarters, so constructed that water in the mill race flowed along the rounded corner of the "L" and on back to the Schwalm. The mill wheel was removed in this century, and only the ancient masonry along the watercourse retains its original form and the building is no longer used as a mill. The masonry was typical of the period around 1500. The mill pond itself has reverted to a wet, meadowy area since 1967, when the last water wheel ceased turning. The mill has recently been remodeled into an auto repair shop which also sells Toyota cars.

[NI014295] Cremated

[NI014331] No known information concerning marriage or divorce. Obituary for Tina (Oct.8,1991-Bellingham Herald) states that: Survivors include her sons, Robert Banks of Bellevue, and Henry Banks of Bend, Ore.; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren

[NI014340] Died in car wreck. Married and had one child. Wife (unknown) remarried
friend of family in California about middle 1950's.

[NI014357] Will was drawn 27 Sept. 1697, proved 26 Feb. 1707/8 at Gravesend, New York. (Note; Marten's will was not finally proved until several years after his death, however an inventory of Marten's estate which bears an earlier date and shows that his widow had remarried.)

[NI014362] He arrived at Fort Orange, (now Albany, NY) a province of New Netherland on April 7, 1637 in the ship "Rensselaerwick". The ship was outfitted by Killian Van Rensselaer, a Diamond merchant of Amsterdam, who had a contract with the West India Company for a grant of land near the headwaters of the Hudson River. He may have been the uncle of Pieter Clausen. Pieter Clausen was one of Thirty-eight laborers to be assigned to farmers on the Rensselaer estate and was assigned to Simon Walischez and received 50 guilders per year for the first 3 years and 75 guilders for the last 3 years. About the time the contract matured, Simon Walischez's lease was canceled and Pieter, ate 18 years old, made a settlement with the van Rensselaer estate. He rented a farm for himself and married Grietje van Ness, the daughter of Cornelis Hendrick van Newss, of the colony. With his wife and two children he went to New Amsterdam in 1649 where he signed a contract to superintend the Bowery and cattle of Peter Stuyvesant in New Amersfoort and moved into the house on Canarsie Lane in Flatlands, Brooklyn. (This house still stands.) He bought land in that section in 1652 and continued to buy land but he never owned the house in which he lived. He became a local judge and helped establish the Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church at Flatbush Avenue and King's Highway. When the British took over the colony, they demanded that the Dutch families take surnames by which they could be identified and the name "Wyckoff", meaning "parish-court", came into use. The mark he used with his signature in signing deeds and documents was an anchor with the flukes pointing upwards. Other spellings of the name Wyckoff are; Wijkhof, Wijkhoff, Wykof, Wycof, Wycoff, Weycof, Wikof, Wikoff, Whycoff, Wykoff, Waychoff, Wycough, Weyckoff, Wecof, Wycoffe, Wyhcockf, Weycolf, Wychoff, van Wyckoff.

[NI014364] Johan File, b in Germany and came to America with his parents as a small boy. In 1761 he removed to Center Brunswick where he kept a tavern and died October 1821. He had Issue one child in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and the rest in Center Brunswick, N.Y., all of whom except the first child were baptized in the First Reformed Church in Albany, N.Y.

[NI014365] He belonged to a family of traders who lived at Borgholm on Oland Island and carried on trade in the Baltic and North Seas. He appears in Walcheren with his own ship, the Svenska Kronan, in December of 1625. His home seems to have been at Zierikzee on the island of Schouen. His wife Margaret died there in August 1631. By this time the Thirty Years War was making trade unprofitable and dangerous. He sold his ships and migrated to America with his son Pieter. (1637) Claus Cornelissen of Schouwen

[NI014391] In 1736 Nicholas Louis, Count Zinlenderf & Pottendorf was banished from Saxony for harboring Moravions and Schwenkfelders, the two groups being banished with him. The names Nicholas and Lafayette in our family were given in respect for his help. We undoubtedly stem from the Moravian exodus from Silesia to Saxony, Holland, England and North America. This probably accounts for the Drumheller names in Scotland and Wales. Peter Drumheller arrived on the ship "Mary Tyger" 18 Nov. 1710. J. Leonard Drunheller arrived on Brigantine "Mary and Sarah" 26 Oct. 1754, destination Albermarle Co. Virginia. (Rupps Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants pp.345-6) Dewalt Drumheller patented land in Rockland Township, Berks Co. Pa. - 1750's. Listed in Pioneers of Pa. residing in Northampton Co., Williams Twp. 1772, pg 13, Tax records.

[NI014394] Nicholas must have come to America with his father, Johannes Leonhart in 1754. He had said that a brother also made the passage. This was probably Johannes D. He first married Margaret Fisher, "of Ruscombmanor Township", and after her death , married her sister, Catherine, in 1776. He lived in Berks County until just after 1800, when he took the family to Northumberland County.9,10,11 Catharine Fisher was born on 14 Jun 1759. She died on 18 Dec 1832 in Himmel's Church, Nothumberland Co. Pa..

[NI014397] According to Lycugus, he lived to be 104! Lycurgus Drumheller stated that his grandfather's name was William Jr. This implies a William Sr. who would appear to have been a son of J. Leonhart.

[NI014398] He is mentioned in J. Leonhart's will.

[NI014399] Catherine may have gone to Va with her father & bro.s.

[NI014400] Jacob's Estate papers refer to him as John, of Earl Township, Eldest brother of Jacob. We know that Nicholas was born in 1750, and also living in Earl Township at the time. This means John must have been born before 1750

[NI014402] Wife died before Abraham, and friend Fredrick Baker was guardian.

[NI014416] Michael was an early settler of Alburg, Vermont.

[NI014430] Moved to Calif. 1849 from Missouri.

[NI014431] Moved to Oregon 1852.

[NI014433] Moved to Oregon 1854.

[NI014487] Died in plane wreck while vacationing in Alaska. Was passanger on cruise ship and took a charter plane ride which crashed into a mountain. Was a gay.

[NI014519] Sophronia was perhaps widow Reichenbach.

[NI014526] Abraham Brown, Christian and Elizabeth Becker.

[NI014541] Barbara shows up in the 1820,1830,1840 census as living with her son
Peter. Missing from the 1850 census.

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She died at about 18 months.

[NI014582] Not named in his father's will of 1697.

[NI014662] Rufus, who became a very prosperous man, lived in Minneapolis after the Civil war. In these rocords, there is not much of his background, but he was a musician in a Union Army unit, occupied the head or lead post in the band for his outfit. He was a business man after the war, and was said to have invented the basket across-the-store way of getting the money to the office and the change back, if any of you are old enough to remember the little box the saleslady used to put the money and statement in, pull the cord, and send it sailing on its way above the heads to the cashier's desk on the next level.

[NI014671] Had family before coming west. Lived in White River Valley, town of Orilla, WA. She was perhaps later married to a Mr. Eads.

[NI014676] John and Minnie raised an orphan, and her sister's son, Willie Baker.

[NI014688] The family comprised of Johannes Ludwig Becker, his wife Anna Sophia Muller & their 3 chldrn the youngest who had been b. in Feb 1752. The family went to America 24 Jun 1753 with their 3 chldrn the youngest who had been b. Feb 1752. After arriving in Rhinebeck, NY the couple had 5 more chldrn including Jacob who was bap. at the Rhinebeck Luth. Ch. 22 May 1762 & sponsored by Jacob Bitzer & his wife Gertraud Klum. John Lodwick Backer appears on the Rhinebeck Tax Lists in Feb 1761 & his widow was registered 1769-1771 Dutchess Co. Tax Lists. Hans Becker & Sophia, his wife, were sponsors at St. Peters Luth. Ch., Rhinebeck, 1760. Widow Sophia Becker m. widower Hieronymus Falckenburg (Van Valkenburg) Oct 1771 in St. Pauls Luth., Red Hook, NY. BECKER, Johannes Ludwig U.S. arrival 24 Jun 1753 Port: NY, NY from Germany.

[NI014690] Johannes Christianus Becker - b: Mar.14, 1747/48, in Hochstenbach, Germany - sponsors Joh. Christian Becker (possibly Johann Ludwig Becker's father?), Joh. Henrich Aebel, Maria Gertraud Reuter, and Anna Maria Becker (Hochstenbach Luth.)

[NI014692] sponsors Joh. Henrich Spiess, Joh. Christ Lichtenthaler, Anna Marg. Licht, & Maria Elisabetha Reinhard Hochstenbach Luth. Ch

[NI014696] This Jacob arrived in Canada from Clermont and Catskill, New York in 1815. He settled on Lot 2, Range B of South Walsingham Twp. Jacob who was bapt. at the Rhinebeck Luth. Church, NY on the 22 May 1762 & sponsored by Jacob Bitzer & his wife Gertraud Klum.

[NI014710] I am assuming that these children belong to this marriage due to the age
difference of 1st and 2nd wife, and age of Sarah A. (Malcolm Haner)

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[Broderbund WFT Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Tree #1097, Date of Import: Aug 3, 1998]

Petrus P's will probated 14 Apr 1842. Petrus sold his land in NY to his
brother George in 1826 and migrated to Michigan. (Dale Wade,2136 S.
Carperter Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212)

[NI014736] Hunter and trapper on Long Point, Norfolk Co., Ont., Canada. Abigail
Jackson was his second wife.

[NI014745] Other last name spellings Backer & Boecker & Baker.


[NI014846] Immigrated to America on the ship "Friendship" Oct 12, 1741 and settled at Bethel Twsp. Lancaster Co., PA (now Lebanon Co., PA) Tax lists in 1756 list along with Michael;

[NI014863] John was known as Johannes Hooley (Holly) as his name appeared on the ships list for the ship "Brotherhood" arriving at the port of Philadelphia from Switzerland, via Rotterdam on November 3, 1750. Johannes Hooley Bible which in 1958 was at the home of Enos Yoder, a descendant of Barbara Hooley. This Bible indicates that Jacob Mast and Joseph Johns were son-in-law of Johannes Holly rather than of Michael Holly.

[NI014864] "Bishop Jacob Mast was born in 1738 in Switzerland, Europe, of Swiss parents. He immigrated to Amer. an orphan boy in company with his 4 sis.s & younger bro. John, all were in care of their benevolent uncle Johannes Mast whom we have no records of his remaining days in the country, by tradition he was an aged widower or bachelor. The party had sailed from Rotterdam in the ship brotherhood, John Thompson Captain, landing in Phila. Pa. on Nov 3 1750.

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