1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
244 90 YODER David 44 M Farmer PA
244 90 YODER Sarah 38 F PA
244 90 YODER Tobias 19 M Farmer PA
244 90 YODER Henry 17 M Farmer PA
244 90 YODER Moses 11 M PA
244 90 YODER John 9 M PA
244 90 YODER Sarah 5 F PA
[NI024769] unmarried in 1900
1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
246 102 YODER Abner 36 M Farmer PA
YODER Franey 31 F PA
YODER Judith 8 F PA
YODER Susan 6 F PA
YODER Barbara 5 F PA
YODER Elisabeth 3 F PA
YODER Ananias 1 M PA
YODER Margaret 17 F PA
1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 30 Sep 1850 J. J. Schell
34 260 270 Yoder Benedict 32 MFarmer 2,000 PA .
Yoder Sarah 24 F.PA .
Yoder Samuel 7 M.PA .
Yoder Daniel 5 M.PA .
Yoder Cornelius 4 M.PA .
Yoder John 2 M.PA .
Yoder Mary 4/12 F.PA
1870 Census Stoney Creek Twp., Somerset Co., PA 17 Aug 1870 Christian Streng
19 3 5 Yoder Benedict 53 M W Farmer 4,500 1,150 PA
Yoder Sarah 46 F W Keeping house PA
Yoder John 22 M W Laborer PA
Yoder Mary 20 F W PA
Yoder Simon 18 M W PA
Yoder Joseph 17 M W PA
Yoder Sarah 15 F W PA
Yoder Nancy 14 F W PA
Yoder Cathy 12 F W PA
Yoder Ezra 10 M W PA
Yoder Katie 7 F W PA
Yoder Florence 1 F W PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode INex
Benedict Yoder Age: 92 State: PA Color: W Dist: 0165 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0180 Co: Somerset Relation: Head of Household Other Residents:
Daughter Mary 60, PA
Daughter Gertie 52, PA
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
169 176 BOMGARDNER Peter 29 M Saw Miller
Elisabeth 28 F
Catharine 7 F
Esther 4 F
Jonathan 1 M
1850 Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
172 179 YODER Tobias 39 M Farmer
Sarah 20 F
Rachel 6/12 F
BERKEY Franey 9 F
1870 Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA 12 Aug 1870 H. J. Boyts
7 117 112 Yoder Tobia J 61 M W Farmer 5,000 600 PA can't write
Yoder Sarah 40 F W wife PA
Yoder Rachel 20 F W at home PA
Yoder Eliza 18 F W at home PA
Yoder Mary 16 F W at home PA
Yoder Lucinda 14 F W at home PA
Yoder Jacob 10 M W at home PA
Yoder Sarah 8 F W at home PA
Yoder John 4 M W at home PA
Yoder Tobias 2 M W at home PA
Johnston Noah 18 M W Farm Laborer PA
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
180 187 YODER Noah 35 M Farmer
Leah 34 F
Elisabeth A. 13 F
Peter 11 M
David 9 M
Lydia 7 F
Jeremiah 3 M
1870 Federal Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 15 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
4 130 125 Yoder Elias 55 M W Farm Laborer 700 125 Penna
1870 Census Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 8 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
6 123 118 Heckman Rachel 46 F W Keeping House/Widow 8,000 1,300 Penna
7 123 118 Heckman Mary 17 F W at home Penna
8 123 118 Heckman Jacob 13 M W at home Penna
[NI024811] Gospel Herald - Vol 85 # 25 Jun 23 1992 pg 14, 15. Byler, Ella Mae, 72, Belleville, Pa b Nov 15 1919 to David J & Sadie A (Peachey) Byler d May 31 1992, Belleville, Pa. Surviving bros & sis': Martha Zook, Ruth Kauffman, Bertha Peachey, Lois Peachey, David A Byler, Raymond J Byler, Leonard Byler, Florence Richer. Funeral & bur Jun 2, Locust Grove Menn Ch, by Max Zook, Erie Renno, & Guy Rocker.
1850 Federal Census Elklick Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 1 Nov 1850 by John H. Smith
11 162 166 Hochstetler Jonathan 44 M Farmer 5,600 PA
12 162 166 Hochstetler Susan 50 F PA
13 162 166 Hochstetler Christian 30 M Labourer PA
14 162 166 Hochstetler Solomon 28 M Labourer PA
15 162 166 Hochstetler Elias 22 M Labourer PA
16 162 166 Hochstetler Matilda 20 F PA
17 162 166 Hochstetler Susan 18 F PA
18 162 166 Hochstetler Mary 15 F PA
19 162 166 Hochstetler Moses 13 M PA
20 162 166 Hochstetler Daniel 10 M PA
CENSUS 1870 Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 22 August 1870 by Michael G. Smith
1 134 134 Hostetter Jonathan 74 M W Retired Farmer 5,800 1,000 Penna
2 134 134 Hostetter Benjamin 38 M W Penna
3 134 134 Hostetter Susan 36 F W Penna
4 134 134 Hostetter Polly 34 F W Penna
5 134 134 Hostetter Moses 32 M W 3,000 1049 Penna
REMARKS: * Personal estate could be 1079
6 134 134 Hostetter Daniel 30 M W 3,000 1,079 Penna
7 134 134 Sumy Elizabeth 48 F W Penna
8 134 134 Sumy Solomon 15 M W Penna
9 134 134 Sumy Catherine 9 F W Penna
1850 Census Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
253 152 MILLER Peter A. 46 M Farmer PA
253 152 MILLER Susan 45 F PA
253 152 MILLER Ananias 23 M Farmer PA
253 152 MILLER Mary 21 F PA
253 152 MILLER Elisabeth 19 F PA
253 152 MILLER Mary 16 F PA
253 152 MILLER Susanna 12 F PA
253 152 MILLER John 10 M PA
253 152 BEACHLEY David 6 M PA
[NI024846] Herald of Truth - Vol XXI, # 8 - Apr 15, 1884, pg 125,126. PEACHY. On 15 Jan, Menno Twp, Mifflin Co, PA of infirmities of old age, Bishop Abraham Peachy, aged 84y 2m 24d. He was bur 18th. A lg concourse of people were present. Funeral serv John & C K Peachy. He leaves 5 chdn & 14 gchdn. He was Bishop in AMC more than 30y.
[NI025058] Christina m. George Spangler Jan 12, 1882 in Lagrange Co., IN. They then moved to Plattsmouth, NE, in 1890 & later in 1893 they moved to the farm where they spent the rest of their lives 6 1/2 mi southeast of Geneva, NE. George was a ship builder & later a finisher of railway cars. After moving to Fillmore Co. he primarily farmed the rest of his life. He also is said to have built the impressive bank barn & most of the other buildings on his farm. We know Tenia d in 1940, but the location is uncertain at this time as she may have been living with either her son Frank in Indianola or daug Bertha Weldon in Elkhart.
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Levi King Age: 55 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0100 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0179 Co.: Lancaster Relation: Husband Other Residents:
Wife Barbara S 53, PA
Dau. Erie B 21, PA
NR David L 19, PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Christian B Lapp State: PA Dist: 0101 Color: W Age: 53 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0003 Co.: Lancaster Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02580842 Other Residents:
Wife Lydia Z 37, PA
Son John F 21, PA
Dau Rachael F 16, PA
Son Stephen B NR, PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
John L Lapp State: PA Dist: 0141 Color: W Age: 46 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0099 Co.: Lancaster Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02210173, 02210174 Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth L Lapp 45, PA
Son Samuel 20, PA
Son Jacob 19, PA
Dau Mary 17, PA
Dau Sarah 13, PA
Son John, Jr 12, PA
Dau Barbara Lapp 08, PA
Dau Lizzie 06, PA
Dau Kathern 04, PA
Dau Susie NR, PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Bemj H King Age: 31 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0057 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0165 Co.: Lancaster Relation: Husband Other Residents:
Wife Mary L 30, PA
Dau. Rebecca 07, PA
Son Jacob 06, PA
Dau. Barbara 04, PA
Son Christian 03, PA
Dau. Nancy NR, PA
x. O. S. FISHER, b. 1926, Lancaster Co., PA.
xi. A. S. FISHER, b. 1927, Lancaster Co., PA.
xii. C. K. FISHER, b. 1928, Lancaster Co., PA.
xiii. E. S. FISHER, b. 1931, Lancaster Co., PA.
xiv. M. S. FISHER, b. 1934, Lancaster Co., PA.
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Christian S King Age: 34 State: PA Color: W Enumeration District: 0035 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0305 Co.: Lancaster Relation: Husband Other Residents:
Wife Sara B 31, PA
Dau. Anna 04, PA
Son Jacob 03, PA
Son Benjamin 01, PA
Dau. Katie NR, PA
x. H. L. FISHER, b. 1930.
xi. A. B. FISHER, b. 1931.
xii. H. L. FISHER, b. 1934.
xiii. V. J. FISHER, b. 1936.
[NI025228] Gospel Herald Vol XXI # 5 May 3 1928 pg 111. Hostetler, Drusilla (Yoder) b Wayne Co, OH Feb 18 1846 d Hesston, KS Apr 16 1928 aged 82y 1m 28d. When still young girl she moved with her parents John & Mary Yoder to Elkhart, IN where she grew to adult. Memb Menn Ch. On Nov 14 1869 she m Abraham Hostetler by late bishop Isaac Smoker, Clinton Twp, Elkhart Co, IN. To this union were b 4 sons & 1 dau. In 1884, she came & husb to KS & located in McPherson Co until Jan 31 1905 when her husb d. After this she made her home with her only dau until dau d Feb 20 1912. Since then she remained in home of her oldest son Chancy, where she d. Her death caused by infirmities of old age, hastened by a stroke of paralysis. She leaves 4 sons: C M, Hesston, KS, Harmon H, & Franklin H, Nampa, ID, & Alvin E, Hutchinson, KS. Also survived by 3 sis': Mrs D J Johns, Goshen, IN; Mrs William Shrock, Comins, MI; & Mrs N N Blough, Windom, KS, 1 bro John Yoder, South Bend, IN; 10 gchdn, 5 ggchdn, & many friends & relatives. Funeral on Apr 19 at home by Maurice A Yoder, Hesston College by Milo Kauffman & T M Erb, at W Liberty Ch by J F Hartzler & D H Bender. Bur W Liberty cem by side of her husb.
[NI025229] Herald of Truth Vol XLII # 9 Mar 2 1905 pg 71, 72. Hostetler, Abraham b Lagrange Co, IN, May 26, 1848 d his home, Inman, KS Jan 31 1905 aged 56y 8m 5d. He m Drusilla Yoder in 1869, Elkhart Co, IN. To this union b 5 chdn: Chancy M, Herman H, Franklin H, Adelia May & Alvin Emanuel. His wife & chdn, with aged mother & 2 sis' survive. He d of a stroke of paralysis, abt 12 hrs after 1st attack he passed. On Feb 2 funeral by Geo J Lapp, NE & Pre Danks of MEC. Funeral at W Liberty Menn M H, services by Geo R Brunk. A lg concourse of relatives & friends gathered paid respect though it was 15 degrees below zero.
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Amos Esh State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0127 Color: W Age: 29 B-Place: PA Visit: 0179 Co.: Lancaster, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01220131 Other Resid.s:
Wife Arie 28, PA
Son David 06, PA
Dau. Barbara 04, PA
Dau. Rebecca 02, PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Charles Idler State: PA Enumeration District: 0283 Color: W Age: 41 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0350 Co.: Philadelphia, Philadelphia Relation: Husband ImageNum: 05950186 Other Residents:
Wife Edwina 38, PA
Son Herman 15, PA
Dau. Mildred 11, PA
Son Charles 09, PA
[NI025622] Gospel Herald Vol 68 # 32 Aug 19 1975 pg 586. Wingard, Ada D d/o Ben C & Mary (Beechy) Yoder b Holmes Co, OH May 31 1894 d Elkhart Gen Hosp, Elkhart, IN Jul 23 1975 aged 81y. On Jun 5 1911 she m Pete J Wingard who preceded her Apr 27 1967. Surviving are 2 sons Harley & Cletus, 2 daus Gladys Mrs Sam Hochstetler, & Mrs Inez Weldy, 7 gchdn, & 6 ggchdn. She was memb Emma Menn Ch, funeral Jul 26 in charge of Ivan M Miller, Amos 0 Hostetler, & Orvan Bontrager; bur Shore Cem.
[NI025623] Gospel Herald Vol LX # 20 May 23 1967 pg 470-71. Wingard, Pete J b Shipshewana, IN Jan 19 1889 d Lagrange Co Hosp Apr 27 1967 aged 78y 3m 8d. On Jun 5 1911 he m Ada Yoder who survives. Also surviving are 4 chdn: Harley, Cletus, Gladys Mrs Sam Hochstetler, & Inez Mrs Dewey Weldy, 7 gchdn, 1 bro Levi, & 1 sis Lizzie Mrs John Schrock. 1 dau Almeda preceded him. He was memb Emma Ch, funeral Apr 30 with Amos O Hostetler & Ivan Miller officiating.
[NI025632] Gospel Herald Vol 67 # 40 Oct 8 1974 pg 774. Yoder, Joni D s/o Daniel & Elizabeth (Eash) Yoder b Lagrange Co, IN Nov 3 1883 d Hilltop Nrsg Home, Gasport, NY Jul 15 1974 aged 90y. On Dec 20 1905 he m Katie Wengard who preceded him on Mar 12 1916. On May 21 1919 he m Mabel Hochstetter who d Jan 8 1973. Surviving are 4 daus: Rose Mrs Forrest Brown; Mrs Ida Steckley; Beulah Mrs Charles Hennrich; & Marjorie Mrs Leon Wideman; 1 son Fred Yoder; 11 gchdn; 11 ggchdn; 1 bro Menno Yoder; & 3 sis' Mrs Anna Slaubaugh, Mrs Mary Christner, & Elizabeth Beachy. He was preceded by 1 gchd. He was memb Clarence Ctr Menn Ch. Funeral at Shepherd Funeral Home on Jul 17 in charge of Edward Diener & Howard Bauman; bur Good Cem.
[NI025633] Gospel Herald Vol IX # 4 Apr 27 1916 pg 71. Yoder, Katie (Wingard) b Shipshewana, IN Feb 17 1887 d Mar 12 1916, Wainwright, OK aged 29y 24d. She was d/o Jacob & Lizzie Wingard & m Joni D Yoder Dec 20 1906. To this union were b 1 sons & 1 daus. 1 son d in infancy. She leaves a husb, 2 daus Rosa & Ida & 1 son Freddie. The body was taken to Shipshewana, IN, funeral at Sam S Shrock resid. Funeral by David Kaufman & Joseph A Yoder. She was memb Amish Menn Old Order Ch. Bur Bontrager Cem beside her father.
[NI025634] Gospel Herald Vol 66 # 5 Jan 30 1973. Yoder, Mabel d/o Eli & Lydia Ann Hostetler b Kalona, IA Oct 19 1890 d Lockport, NY Jan 8 1973 aged 82y 2m 20d. On May 21 1919 she m Joni Yoder who survives. Also surviving are 4 daus Beulah Mrs Charles Hennrich, Marjorie Mrs Leon Wideman, Rose Mrs Forest Brown, & Mrs Ida Steckly, 1 son Fred Yoder, 11 gchdn & 11 ggchdn. She was memb Clarence Ctr Menn Ch, funeral Jan 11, in charge of Howard S Bauman & Edward Diener; bur Good Cem.
[NI025635] David has been missing since 1914
Johnstown Trib, Johnstown, Cambria Co., Pa: May 2 1927: MERLE MILLER IS DROWNED IN CREEK IN MORRELLVILLE: Lifeless Body Discovered Yesterday Morn, Head Submerged in Water: WWI VET: With the head submerged in the shallow water of the St. Clair Run at a point abt 50 ft from the old Cambria Water Co pumping sta, the lifeless body of Merle Miller, aged 27, s/o Adam Miller, 159 Blaine St, Morrellville, was found shortly after 9 am yesterday. Investigation has resulted in the belief that the man wandered into the creek Sat between 10 pm & 11 pm & was accidentally drowned. A short time after 10 pm Sat William Milburn of rear of 173 D St, while on the way home, saw the form of a man lying in an alley near his residence. He shook the man & believing him to be in a stupor, went into his home & called the city police, at the same time getting a flashlight. When he returned to the spot where the man had been lying, he discovered that in the interim he had left the scene. Abt this time Gerald McGarvey, of rear 121 D St, & Harry Kyle, of rear 182 D St, came along & reported having seen a man in another alley & heading toward the run. The citizens after consultation started in that direction but found no trace of him. Other lights were secured & the 3 made an extensive search along the run from F St to D St, cut failed to discover the man. Their search lasted for an hr or more when they gave up the investigation. Police reports state that an officer was sent to the scene in response to the call made by Mr. Milburn, & that he was unable to locate the man seen in the alley. Yesturday abt 9:15 am police were notified by E. Sarver, 180 Chandler Ave, that there was a body in the creek. The police patrol was sent to the scene & the body removed to the undertaking establishment of George Viering. Death had evidently resulted from drowning as the head was submerged in the shallow water near a clump of bushes, it was reported. Mr. Milburn & others who were searching along the run Sat eve passed by this point a no. of times but did not notice the body lying there. A slight bruise on the nose is the only mark on the body, it was stated, discrediting the theory that Miller might have met with foul play, according to the police authorities. The accident victim was a vet of WWI, have serv with Amer Expeditionary forces. For the past 5 wks he had been making his home with the H. W. Gorman family, 179 F St. His father & 1 bro, Vallie Miller, Cambria Ave, survive. The body was taken to the father’s home, 159 Blaine St, from where bur will take place at 2 pm tomorrow, in charge of Rev. Joseph L. Gingrich, pastor 3rd Breth Ch. Bur Benshoff Cem. Johnstown Post No. 294 Amer Legion, will have charge of the servs at the cem.
It is told that Merle was possibly a memb of the KKK & that he was murdered.
[NI025665] Gospel Herald - Vol XI, # 9 - May 30, 1918 - pgs 159 & 160. Blough, Clara d/o C. P. & Rebecca Yoder of Elkhart Co., IN, b on Elkhart Prairie Aug 12 1875; d Apr 18, 1918; aged 42y 8m 6d. Nov. 11, 1899 she m Amos V. Blough to this union were b 5 sons Roscoe, Theodore, Orlo, Morris & George & 2 daus Goldie & Dorothy. She united with Menn Ch at age 16. Besides her companion & chdn, she leaves to mourn her father C. P. Yoder of Goshen, IN, a bro, a sis, & many relatives & friends. Her mother & 2 sis' preceded her. Funeral Clinton Frame Ch, by Silas Yoder & D. D. Troyer. Bur Forest Grove Cem.
[NI025666] Gospel Herald - Vol XX, #20 - Aug 18, 1927, pgs 462, 463. Blough, Goldie d/o Amos & Clara Blough, b Sep 24, 1905, Elkhart Co., IN; d Aug. 1, 1927; aged 21y 10m 7d. Her death was caused by a nervous breakdown. She is survived by her father, 5 bros Rosco, Theodore, Orland, Morris, & George & 1 sis Dorothy. Her mother preceded her 9y ago last Apr. She united with Menn Ch in her youth. Funeral Clinton Frame Ch, by Silas Yoder, assisted by D. D. Troyer & Sanford Yoder. Bur Forest Grove Cem.
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 16 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
136A 1 141 147 Buchanan James Head W M Jan 1857 43 M 13 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes O F F 115
136A 2 141 147 Buchanan Julia Wife W F Mar 1857 43 M 13 9 9 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
136A 3 141 147 Buchanan Lottie B. Daughter W F Dec 1887 12 S PA PA PA 7 Yes Yes Yes
136A 4 141 147 Buchanan Edith M. Daughter W F June 1889 10 S PA PA PA 5 Yes Yes Yes
136A 5 141 147 Buchanan Mamy H. Daughter W F July 1890 9 S PA PA PA 7
136A 6 141 147 Buchanan Stella V. Daughter W F Aug 1891 8 S PA PA PA 6
136A 7 141 147 Buchanan Orange L. Son W M Sept 1892 7 S PA PA PA 6
136A 8 141 147 Buchanan Howard C. Son W M Apr 1894 6 S PA PA PA
136A 9 141 147 Buchanan Clyde W. Son W M June 1895 4 S PA PA PA
136A 10 141 147 Buchanan Erma B. Daughter W F July 1896 3 S PA PA PA
136A 11 141 147 Buchanan William Mc. Son W M Mar 1898 2 S PA PA PA
[NI025837] NOV. 5, 1916 IRVIN CUSTER, of Mt. Union, PA was killed on Fri. morn., near the mines of the Hocking Coal co. just above Garrett. He was ground beneath the wheels of a train. He worked for Harbison-Walker Refractories Co. at Mt. Union.
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 16 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
136A 38 148 154 Kimmel Orin Head W M May 1869 31 M 12 PA PA PA Farmer 0 Yes Yes Yes R F F 120
136A 39 148 154 Kimmel Alverda Wife W F July 1870 29 M 12 5 4 PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
136A 40 148 154 Kimmel Jacob S. Son W M Apr 1890 10 S PA PA PA 7 Yes Yes Yes
136A 41 148 154 Kimmel William E. Son W M May 1892 8 S PA PA PA 7 Yes Yes Yes
136A 42 148 154 Kimmel Clarence Son W M May 1892 8 S PA PA PA 7 Yes Yes Yes
136A 43 148 154 Kimmel Lester Son W M June 1894 5 S PA PA PA Yes Yes Yes
136A 44 148 154 Reel Maggie Aunt W F June 1849 50 S PA PA PA House Keeper 0 Yes Yes Yes
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Orin A Kimmel State: PA Enumeration District: 0165 Color: W Age: 40 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0017 Co.: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02490802, 02490803 Other Residents:
Wife Alverta 39, PA
Son Jacob 19, PA
Son William 17, PA
Son Clarence 17, PA
Son Lester 15, PA
Dau. Alice 09, PA
Son Mathias 05, PA
Son Glen NR, PA
1880 Federal Census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerator O.W.Williamson Pg 4, 5 Jun 1880
431B 27 35 37 Lape Jefferson W M 28 PA PA PA
431B 28 35 37 Lape Elizibeth W F 25 Wife PA PA PA
431B 29 35 37 Lape Hester W F 6 Daughter PA PA PA
431B 30 35 37 Lape Pierce W M 1 Son PA PA PA
1900 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 15 June 1900 by Willis L. Powell
135B 54 134 139 Lape Jefferson Head W M Feb 1852 48 M 26 PA PA PA Farmer
135B 55 134 139 Lape Elizabeth Wife W F Aug 1849 50 M 26 10 9 PA PA PA
135B 56 134 139 Lape Eva Daughter W F July 1880 19 S PA PA PA
135B 57 134 139 Lape Julia Daughter W F Apr 1882 18 S PA PA PA 3
135B 58 134 139 Lape Carrie Daughter W F Apr 1884 16 S PA PA PA 5
135B 59 134 139 Lape Lizzie Daughter W F June 1886 13 S PA PA PA 6
135B 60 134 139 Lape Edward Son W M June 1889 10 S PA PA PA 6
135B 61 134 139 Lape Aby Daughter W F Feb 1891 9 S PA PA PA
135B 62 134 139 Lape Wilson Son W M July 1895 4 S PA PA PA
SHANKSVILLE, Jun 26 1911 Following an illness that began 3 yrs ago, when he was stricken with paralysis, Jefferson LAPE, 59 yrs old, d at 6 pm Sat (Jun 24) at the home of his son-in-law & dau., Mr. & Mrs. Joseph BARNDT, abt 3 mi.s from Shanksville. Besides his wife, Mr. LAPE is survived by chldn: Pierce, Somerset; Edward & Wilson, Buckstown; Mrs. Julia MANGES, Kantner; Mrs. Lizzie GROVE, Carrie & Abi, all of Lambertsville, & Mrs. Joseph BARNDT, mentioned above. Funeral at 2 pm in the Buckstown Luth. Ch. by Rev. J. S. English, pastor, Stoystown Luth. Ch. Bur. at Buckstown. (Mr. Lape's wife the former Elizabeth SPANGLER preceded her husb to the grave on Feb 19 1901.
Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
George Cook State: PA Enumeration District: 0150 Color: W Age: 66 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0012 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00660377 Other Residents:
Wife Elizabeth 63, PA
[NI025875] she had a relationship between the divorce of William and the marriage to Wilmer She met a man named Tony Stafinsky. She became pregnant, they were planning to marry. Pearl's father forbid her to marry Tony because he was a catholic. When Pearl gave birth to their son Robert Andrew her father told her that he could not afford to let her keep both children and that she would have to give one of them up for adoption. Pearl had to give Robert up for adoption after he was born. To the best of anyone's knowledge Robert was adopted by a family with the last name of ?
[NI025886] Barbara's parents divorced when she was only two years old. Barbara & her mother "Pearl" were living with Pearl's parents Viola & Charles. Pearl eventually met & married Wilmer Lipscomb. He adopted Barbara right after they were married. Barbara has a half brother named Robert Andrew Holler, whom she has never met and has been hoping to find. Robert Thomas & Barbara Lipscomb met at a party, and were introduced by her friend Carol, and they started dating. Barbara became pregnant, the two of them tried to get married in Yuma, Arizona, but Bob was too young. So they told Robert's parents that they had gotten married so that they could live with Robert's parents. Barbara got a job at AT&T, and told them she was married. But they kept asking her for her marriage license, which she didn't have so she ended up quitting. In January before Deborah was born they got into a fight. Robert's sisters Barbara & Joyce tried to get them back together, but he said no way. Robert had decided that even though he was in love with Barbara, he was not ready to settle down. So they split up and went their separate ways. An acquaintance of Robert's, James Sheppard was also in love with Barbara. He offered to marry her and raise Deborah as his own daughter.
[NI025887] When Pearl gave birth to Robert Andrew her father told her that he could not afford to let her keep both children and that she would have to give one of them up for adoption. Pearl had to give Robert up for adoption after he was born. To the best of anyone's knowledge Robert was adopted by a family with the last name of ?
[NI025888] He is 1/32 Seminole Indian
[NI025891] Deborah's parents Robert Thomas & Barbara Lipscomb met at a party, & were introduced by her friend Carol, & they started dating. Barbara became pregnant, the 2 of them tried to get m. in Yuma, AZ, but Bob was too young. So they told Robert's parents that they had gotten m. so that they could live with Robert's parents. Barbara got a job at AT&T, & told them she was m. But they kept asking her for her m. license, which she didn't have so she ended up quitting. In Jan. before Deborah was b. they got into a fight. Robert's sis.s Barbara & Joyce tried to get them back together, but he said no way. Robert had decided that even though he was in love with Barbara, he was not ready to settle down. So they split up & went their separate ways. An acquaintance of Robert's, James Sheppard was also in love with Barbara. He offered to marry her & raise Deborah as his own dau. Deborah's last name on her b. certificate was Thomas, but they had enrolled her in school as Deborah Lynne Sheppard. She wasn't told that James wasn't her real father until she was 13 yrs old. She 1st met her dad's father also Robert just after she had given b. to her own son at the age of 17. She didn't meet her real father until she was 18 yrs old. They hit it off great. He would drive all the way from Irvine, CA at least once a mo. & pick up her & her son Brian to spend the day with him & his family.
[NI025895] In January 1998 he had his last name legally changed from Malvin to Martin. He felt that Doug Martin is the only real father he has ever had and wanted to be married with his last name. He has been going by the last name Martin since his mother had married Doug in January of 1983 anyway. He is very close to his stepfather and most people don't even know that Doug isn't his real father.
[NI025896] Is attending California State University of Northridge. Majoring in Biology.
1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 23 Aug 1850 John H. Smith
16 202 207 Cook Adam 31 M Sawyer PA
Cook Elizabeth 26 F
Cook Adam 8 M
Cook George 7 M
Cook Daniel 6 M
Cook Susan 5 F
Cook Elizabeth 4 F
Cook Jane 8/12 F PA
1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA
7 26 26 Hines John 33 M Book Agent PA
Hines Susan 33 F PA
Hines Lucinda 9 F PA
Hines Rebecca 8 F PA
Hines Sarah 6 F PA
Hines Elizabeth 3 F PA
1870 Census Wellersburg Boro, Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA
1 1 1 Heiner John G. 54 M W Carpenter 300 300 PA
Heiner Susan 54 F W Keeping House PA
Heiner Rebecca 28 F W PA
Heiner Charles 18 M W works on farm 200 100 PA
Heiner George 17 M W Apprentice Carpenter PA
1880 Census Wellersburg Boro, Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 14 Jun 1880 Simon G. Martz
25 20 507B 44 148 151 Hiner John G W M 60 Carpenter PA PA PA
Hiner Susan W F 63 Wife Keeping house PA PA PA
1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 17 Aug 1850 John H. Smith
37 97 99 Cook George, Sen. 65 M Farmer 7,000 PA
Cook Catharine 60 F
Cook Dennis 20 M Labourer
Cook Elizabeth 19 F
1850 Census Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA 22 Aug 1850 by John H. Smith
35 176 180 Shumaker George 56 M Farmer 1,500 MD
Shumaker Mary 54 F PA
Shumaker Mary 22 F PA
Shumaker Matilda 13 F PA
Shumaker Delilah 12 F PA
Shumaker Peter 9 M PA
Shumaker Sam'l. 3 M PA
McBarney Casiah 8/12 F PA
1850 census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
331 25 Hiner Jacob 59 M Hatter NJ
Elizabeth 57 F NJ
Rebecca 20 F NJ
1870 census Brothervalley Twp, Somerset Co, PA Jno. Hicks
33 252 259 Heiner Elizabeth 78 F W Keeping House PA
Heiner Rebecca 40 F W Seamstress 250 150 PA
[NI025949] Might be French
[NI025953] Frederick was baptized on February 2, 1783 At the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Upper Hanover, Montgomery County by the Rev Frederick Delliker with sponsors, Wendel Wyland Jr., and wife, Catharine. They migrated to Bedford County around 1806 where Frederick was a farmer as follows: "This couple from Goshenhoppen, Montgomery County, PA. now East Greenville, around 1806. They settled along Route 31, seven miles west of Manns Choice, one mile south of New Buena Vista. Their land include the former J. I. Geller farm, former home of Donald and Ruth Holler, Paul Hillegass farm, Robert A. Diehl and Elmer Hillegass farm, as well as properties of Meredith and Shirley Speicher, Millard Sr., Millard Jr. and Donald Hillegass and Russell and Evelyn Speicher all direct descendants. They were member of the Reformed Church. They are both buried at Schellsburg Union Cementer, Napier Township, Bedford County.
[NI025958] CHRISTIAN WERTZ WILL Harrison Twp Bedford Co. Court House Will Book 4, Page 51 "In the name of God Amen. I Christian Wertz, or Harrison Twp, Co. of Bedford, & State of PA, being weak of body, but sound of mind, memory & understanding (praised be God for it) & considering the certainty of death, & the uncertainty of the time thereof, & that to the end I may be better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me home, do therefore make & declare this my last will & testament, in manner following: viz. 1st & principally I commend my soul to God my Creator, hoping for pardon & remission of all my sins & to enjoy everlasting happiness in the heavenly kingdom through Jesus Christ, my Savior, my body I commend to the earth at the discretion of my Executors, herein after mentioned, & I Will that all my just debts as shall be me owing at my death, together with my funeral expenses & all charges touching the proving of or otherwise concerning this my will shall in the 1st place be paid out of my personal estate, & effects, & from & after payment thereof, I will that my beloved w. Elizabeth have the possession of the house wherein we now reside, together with the garden & stable during her lifetime & also she is to keep whatever furniture & bedding she may require, & I will that my personal & real property shall be impartially appraised & after such appraisement to be sold at a public sale or at a private sale, & the thereof to be divided between my chldrn - Viz. Mary, Susana, Catharine, David, Amos, Nancy, Hetty, Lydia, & Sarah, I will that all may have share & share alike with the exception of Hetty Sullivans chldrn, Susan Sullivan & Joseph Sullivan are to have each $100 out of their mother's legacy & in case one of the said chldrn should die, the surviving one is to draw both shares, & in case both die their mother shall be entitled to their share. N.B. I will that my wife Elizabeth have a sufficiency of furniture of the place during her lifetime & I make & ordain my sons, David Wertz & Amos Wertz my Executors of this my last Will & Testament & further I Will that my wife Elizabeth draw 1/3 of the interest of the whole amount. (Signed in German Script) Christian Wertz Signed, Sealed & acknowledged by the testator in the presence of the Subscribers as his last Will & Testament. N.B. It is my will that no interest be charged on anything that any of my chldrn may have gotten during my lifetime excepting Vendue Notes. N.B. I do certify that it is my desire to have the clause giving Susan & Joseph Sullivan each $100 of their mother's share erased out of the within will & so that all my chldrn may have equal shares, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the 11th of Jan 1851. (Signed in German Script) Christian Wertz Witness Present William Barrick, Josiah Shafer, Isaac Filson. Be it remembered that on the 11th of Mar 1851, Letters Test. Were issued to David Wertz & Amos Wertz, Executors in the forgoing Will named, they having been first duly affirmed according to law. John Reed, Register Notes on the Christian Wertz Will (Given by Jeff Rinscheid, NJ--his source unknown) There is no date showing when Christian Wertz made this will, but evidently it was previous to 1845 - as his beloved w. Elizabeth d. Dec 17 1845. The clause willing $100.00 cash each to the two Sullivan children (children of Hetty) has been scratched over in a recorded copy, also in the original will which is to be in File Box W, No. 2. The latter portion of this will is sort of a codicil and is quite different handwriting than the first portion. I imagine Elizabeth had passed away about that time and Christian was making some changes. This portion that is crossed out follows the clause "that the children are to have share and share alike." There is no will of Elizabeth Wertz. Nor any Orphan's Court settlement of her estate. But in Notes and Reports on Estates, Vol. 2, is an inventory of the Estate of Christian Wertz, very long and minute. In a deed, Christian Wertz's heirs to Lewis N. Fyan. Book A & B. Page 290, are the names and to whom married all of the heirs. "Deed between John Didy and Mary, his wife, John Rock and Susana his wife, Eneas William, David Wertz, Amos Wertz and Nancy, his wife, John Rider and Lydia his wife, Dewalt Kinsey and Sarah his wife, all of Bedford and Somerset County, PA, except the said John Rock and Susana his wife, and John Rider and Lydia his wife, of Iowa." The above named all signed this deed. Deed made March 16, 1854. Witness, Joseph Dull and George Rock.
[NI025964] George Cook Sr's (1760-1850) wife Elizabeth Berkley d., George Sr m. 2nd a Rachel Troutman. They had a 2nd family as large as George's 1st family with Rachel. George & Rachel are buried together in White Oak Cem., Larimer Twp, Somerset Co, PA. His will says, essentially, that his 1st family had already been given that portion of his estate that was due them. When he d. they would have no claim to his estate & that it would all go to Rachel Troutman to fund her care & for the raising & education of their minor chldrn. George Cook/Kock/Koch Sr. b. Jan 10, 1760 (or Sep 15, 1761) in Lancaster Co., PA. d. Mar 1850. Bur White Oak Church Cem. (Between Wellersburg & Berlin, PA in Somerset Co.) with his 2nd wife, Rachel Troutman (1792-1847). In the 1790's George is thought to have moved to the Wellersburg, Pa. area in Somerset Co.'s Southampton Twp. He became a Rev. War Veteran by enlisting in the PA Militia (DAR No. 314292). 1st wife was Elizabeth Berkley who was the dau. of Ludwick. George & Elizabeth came to Allegheny Co., MD in 1792. There they built a saw mill & grist mill. They owned 115 acres on the western slope of Big Savage Mountain. This information comes from the Somerset Co. Historic Society publication "Monst The Hills" of Somerset Co. which was published in 1980. The Cooks are PA Germans, & Settled in the keystone state very early in our history. They were thorough going & their histories would be only those of thrifty & successful toilers for bread. George Cook/Koch Sr. & Rachel Troutman, his 2nd wife, produced these children: Lydia ( ?) m. Jacob Bittner /Bittinger; Lucinda (?) m. William Uhl & went to CA; Lavina (1822-1904 m. on 3/05/1845, Wm. F. Bittner(1822-1907) son of Frederick; Maria(h) (3/18/1824-9/14/1896) m. in 1845, J. Henry Knouf (1822-?) from Bedford Co. & moved to IA; Rachel (?) m. J. Frantz & moved west to IN; Susan (d. an infant); Eliza (?) m. F. Morehouse; Solomon (?) m. Mary A. Hay & moved west to IL & then NE. His 2nd wife, Rachel Troutman d. 1857.
[NI025966] settled in Londonderry Twp, Bedford Co. (now Somerset Co.) after the Rev War. Located several mis north of the state line
1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 10 Sep 1850 by J. J. Schell
21 206 215 Ball John 32 MFarmerPA .
22 206 215 Ball Catharine 36 F.PA .
23 206 215 Ball Christopher 5 M.PA .
24 206 215 Ball Wealtha 1 F.PA .
25 206 215 Miller Matthew 15 MLaborerPA
1850 Census Napier Twp., Bedford Co., PA Aug 25 Thos Hughes
21 229 234 Mitchel Joseph 32 M Carpenter 150 Pa
Mitchel Ann M 26 F Pa
Mitchel James H 5 M Pa
Mitchel Mary E 4 F Pa
Mitchel John A 9/12 M Pa
1850 Federal Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 10 Sep 1850 by J. J. Schell
16 205 214 Troutman Isaac 27 MFarmerPA .
17 205 214 Troutman Eliza 27 F.PA .
18 205 214 Troutman Elisabeth 5 F.PA .
19 205 214 Troutman Jerome 3 M.PA .
20 205 214 Troutman Luther 6/12 M.PA
1850 census Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA
329 8 Hiner Israel 23 M PA
Mary A. 18 F PA
[NI025996] Rev. Solider - tomb "Farewell Dear friend A Long Farewell for We Shall Meet No More, Till We Are raised With Thee"
[NI026002] In 1769 the tax list shows him as Tavern Keeper with 174 acres, two horses and four cows plus one servant. The 1774 tax list shows him with 290 acres, four horses and five cows. George was elected township assessor October 21, 1774. He was a Revolutionary soldier (1778-1780), Pvt. 5th class, Captain Joseph Seigried's 1st Co.., 4th Battalion. He was discharged on December 25, 1780. He was also a member of Col. Daniel Hiester's Jr. Seven Months Men in 1782. This was a part of the battalion of Philadelphia County Militia. Of interest was George Peter's cure for a burn from hot water was to peel a potato and place the peeling on the burn. This would draw the heat out. George died intestate leaving real estate valued at 4,502.14.10 pounds. New Goshenhoppen Church
[NI026003] She was supposed to have been a "Swede".
[NI026016] Carl worked as indentured servant in Philadelphia area for several ys to pay for his passage
[NI026022] Revolutionary War Records for NJ John Hiner 1/8/1778 1 coat & 1 shirt L 5.5.0 or 14 dollars
[NI026061] There is some indication that Johann Frederick might have come to America around 1726 and then returned to Germany where he organized a colony for emigration to America. He, Elizabeth and several of their children sailed on the "William and Sarah" out of Rotterdam arriving in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 12, 1727. Among the passengers was the Rev. George Michael Weiss who eventually became minister of the New Goshenhoppen German Reformed Church of which Johann Frederick and his family were members. He was active in the Reformed Church and perhaps without some early controversy as reflected in the following: "Shortly after its organization in Philadelphia, the Reformed Church in that city suffered a schism. Boehm, a layman, had been acting pastor, and some of his parishioners were dissatisfied. When Rev. George Michael Weiss, lately ordained at Heidelberg, arrived in Philadelphia in 1727, he was accompanied by Johann Frederick Hillegass, whom Boehm accused of trying to force Weiss upon the congregation which had been served by the layman-paster. Although Boehm was later ordained, he complained as late as 1744 of the earlier acts of Weiss and Hillegass. After that time Frederick Hillegass arrived in this country with a companion...'He brought with him the well known Mr. George Michael Weiss, a youthful preacher...whom he sought to force in a violentful way into all my congregation here.' Johann Frederick settled in what is now Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and what as known as the "Goshenhoppen" area. Prior to 1774 he took up a tract of one hundred and fifty acres. He became a large landowner there farming considerable acreage as well as running a Grist Mill which supplied flour to the Revolutionary War cause. The following deals with the sale of the mill to Johann Frederick: "The next mill of importance on the Perkiomen, known as 'FIRST GRIST MILL ON THE UPPER PERKIOMEN' is best known in History as the Hillegass mill, and best recalled by deed written in the presence of Ludwig Bitting, Peter Walstein, George Croner, and George Shenk, which was in possession of the late Philip Super, a well known justice of the peace of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County. It bears the date of February 6, 1738 and conveys from George Froner to Frederick Hillegass the Hillegass mill for 150 pounds and one wagon, beside a crow bar, two hatchets, a broad axe, a half bushel measure, and 2 hogshead an 'all things nailed fast'. Just at what period the mill was erected on the site is unknown, but it was before 1738. The original millstones and other machinery were imported from Germany nearly 2 centuries ago, and it took nearly a year to transport them. The mill today is owned by James Overly, who moved from Westmoreland County. Nearby is another Hillegass mill which has been in the possession of the family since 1800. They are both buried at the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Upper Hanover Township. They are buried in the old cemetery directly in front of the church with the inscription of their tombstone nearly obliterated. The original home site which is marked only by an old well and pump and a grove of lilac bushes is described as follows: "Site of the former Hillegas homestead, outside Red Hill, the original several hundred acres straddled the present borough and reached almost to the St. Pauls Lutheran Church to the ease of town. (This was cut up into portion for his three sons) The road leads to the former Markley's Mill and is variously named-Third Street. The present owner recently had a shelter for picnics. The old pump can still be seen surrounded by white fence posts in the center foreground. In the distance is the reservoir, about a quarter mile actually. As I took the picture from the road, I was able to distinguish the spire of New Goshenhoppen(New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church) just to the right of the airy green. The distance to the church is something more than a mile and a half.' The Hillegass house was sold by old Frederick to the youngest son Conrad and then went to Conrad's only son Frederick who was directed to pay certain sum yearly to each of his six sisters in succession.. The Hillegass house fell into disrepair and that no one lived in it from 1860 to 1900. The new owner, Allen Kline, felt the ruins were unsafe, and they were razed. The old, well, however, was cleaned out and at the bottom, they found a stone crock filled with butter. This had been lowered into the well for cooling and refrigeration, and the cord tore. The butter could be easily recognized as it was brought to the surface, but it quickly disintegrated in the hot summer atmosphere. Their first four children were born in Germany with their two oldest sons, Leopold and John Adams, emigrating to America subsequent to their parents. They probably remained in Germany to learn a trade as well as insuring the family would not be totally destroyed in event of a catastrophe in emigrating to America.
[NI026068] Baptized at the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Upper Hanover, Montgomery County by the Rev. George Michael Weiss with sponsors, Adam Hillegass and wife. Catherine's brother, John Peter was married to Johannes' sister, Anna Maria.
[NI026078] Jacob was baptized at New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Upper Hanover, Montgomery Co.,PA by the Rev. John Theobold Faber Sr. with sponsors, David Hottenstein and wife. They were married at the Lutheran Church, Falkner Swamp, New Hanover, Montgomery Co., PA. This couple also migrated to Bedford County where Jacob was a farmer in Schellsburg, Bedford County. They bought and farmed land in what is now part of the Shawnee State Park as well as tracts in the westerly direction along Route 30. Up until the 1950's there was a one-room school called the "Hillegass School". Jacobs brother, Frederick, married Anna Maria's sister, Margaret.
Jacob & Barbara WERTZ settled & their 5 chldrn near the town of Quincy, Cumberland Co., (now Franklin Co.,PA) sometime before they built a house on their land in 1756. The house was rebuilt in 1826 & was still standing & in the possession of descendants in 1976. The will names 5 chldrn, 3 sons & 2 dau.s.
Jacob WERTZ emigrated to Philadelphia in 1732 from Rotterdam. He settled in Franklin Co. & several of his desc.s settled in Stonycreek Twp. Daniel, s/o Conrad WERTZ, was an early settler in Johnstown prior to 1800, but moved on to OH. However, John s/o Conrad WERTZ was a blacksmith, wagonmaker, & farmer. He m. Katharine STEHR & some of their chldn are a part of Stonycreek Twp. history. A son, John A., was a farmer & a teacher in the winter, but later worked in the steel mill. In 1890 he formed a co-partnership business known as McDERMOTT, WERTZ & Company which sold wholesale & retail flour & feed. He also was a school director for the Twp.. Another son, George Munson WERTZ, was b. in 1856 on the old WERTZ homestead. he was educated in the public schools, attended the Ebensburg Academy & the College of Lebanon, Ohio. He was a farmer & teacher. Politacally, he was a Republican & in 1894-95-96 he served as Co. Commissioner of Cambria Co.. Later, he was elected sheriff of the Co. from January 1889 to 1901. In 1902, he changed his residence from Ebensburg to Johnstown, & worked in the general office of the Cambria Steel Company. However, his interests were in politics &, in 1908 he ws elected to the PA Senate, & in 1911 he was elected President Pro Tempore of the Senate. In 1922 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives & served in the 68th Congress. George was m. to Louise GLITSCH."
[NI026086] Member of the German Reformed Church Of Pleasant Grove in Alexandria Twp., Hunterdon Co. New Jersey. New Jersey Colonial Documents Calendar of Wills 1761-1770 p 194 1770, June 19, Hiner, William, of Alexandria Twp., Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r-John Hiner. Fellow bondsman- Abraham Young; both of said place. 1770, June 19, renunciation by Harbert Hiner, eldest son of William Hiner, dec'd. 1770, June 18, Inventory, L258.19.4 1/4, made by Abraham Young and Samuel Everitt. 1771, April 23, Account by Adm,'r. Lib.15,p 73; Lib.15,p 103
[NI026108] Hillegas was derived from the name Hildedgraz, Hildegras Hill de Graz meaning grassy battlefield and is of old Gothic-German origin of great antiquity. The name at various times written before & emigration to America as Hilldegrass, Hillingas, Hilligraz to finally Hillegass or Hillegas. The coat of arms of the Hildegras family is as follows; quarterly: 2st quarter, gules (red), a pineapple (?), argent (silver). 2nd & 3rd quarters, azure (blue); a star of eight points, argent (silver). 4th quarter, or (gold); a deer springing, natural color. Over all on a fesse (broad band) of argent, 3 musical staves, sable (black) indicating an honor conferred for great musical ability. Surmounted by a German Earl's coronet. The Hillegas family in America apparently came to this country, from the village of Sinsheim on the banks of the Elsenz River about 15 miles from Heidelberg, Germany, in the early 1700's. The family appears to have been memb.s of the Reformed Church. He may have been a wagon maker.
[NI026112] Came to America in 1730. Served three years in the War of Independence, taking part in the battle of Brandy wine. He later settled in Esopus, Duchess County, NY.
[NI026127] Conrad was the s/o Johan Frederick Hillegass who arrived on the William & Sarah, Sep 21 1727 & who was known to be at Goshenhoppen in 1731. Conrad's father is listed as paying quit rent for 150 Ac in Hanover Twp, Philadelphia Co., before 1734. Margaret & Conrad are bur. Goshenhoppen Cem. it would seem that the Hillegass family were connected with the Goshenhoppen Ch.
[NI026140] Revolutionary War Records Christopher Hiner 3/11/1778 1 blanket receipt by Margit by mark Christopher 5/22/1778 3 yds of linen signed Crist Hiner New Jersey Post- Revolutionary Documents Calender of Wills 1786-1790, 1787, March 15. HINER, Christopher, of Alexandria Township, Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, Susanna, a bed, and rest of estate to be sold, and money divided among my wife and children, Margaret Hiner, Harbert, William, John, Charity Hiner, Mary Hiner and Catherine Hiner. Each child to have its share when of age. Executors- friends, John Hiner and William Smith. Witnesses- Henry Gulick, Peter Haughawout, Willaim Mettler. Proved March 27, 1787. 1787, March 27. Inventory, L321.19.11, made by Henry Gulick and John Tomson. 1805, Nov. 13. Account by Executors. Lib.29,p273.
[NI026158] He located in the northern Liberties in the cty of Philadelphia. Came to America in about 1724, Before ship lists were required. Like his brother Michael, he was active in the affairs of the Old Race Street Reformed Church, organized in 1727. It was in the new church, built at 10th and Wallace Streets, Philadelphia, that a George Peter Hillegass Memorial Window was placed. The recorder shown that this man was an elder of this congregation in May, 1730--the name then being spelled "Hillengass." This pioneer had his home in what was then known as Northern Liberties, now that portion of the city "between Vine Street and Girard Avenue, and the Delaware and 7th Street." His line of descendents has since spread from that portion of Philadelphia out through Gorman town, Chestnut Hill, up as far as Sellersville, porkasie, Telford, and Coppersburg. When George Peter Hillegass died in Philadelphia in 1745, there were five surviving children: Margaret, Catherine, Peter, Elizabeth, and Susannah, a minor. Other children born in Sinhelm, Germany, were John, Jacob, and Christof. He located in the Northern Liberties in Philadelphia Co., which is now a portion of the city of Philadelphia between Vine St. & Girard Ave., & the Delaware & 7th St.s. His decendants have since spread from that portion of Philadelphia out through Germantown, Chestnut Hill, up as far as Sellersville, Porkasie, Telford & Coopersburg. Signed a contract in Rotterdam in 1722 on behalf of 40 passengers of the ship Greyhound.
[NI026162] As a unmarried man he immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1724 or 1725, according to a letter written by his son Michael, in 1778. Like his brother, George Peter, he was an elder in the Reformed Church. In the City of Brotherly Love, George Michael Hillegass soon became a merchant of considerable local prominence. "...he was soon recognized as the friend of his German Countrymen, who frequently sought his advice. Their language, their old customs and their peculiar dress often made them objects of ridicule; but they never failed to find a wiser counselor and sympathetic friend then this great man." Both are buried side by side at Christ's Church at Fifth and Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA. He owned a large amount of real estate in the city of Philadelphia and had several hundred acres in Upper Hanover County.
[NI026185] BAPTIZED: 1590, Godfather Herman Goessgnes of Dutchy of Julich . On August 25, 1625, Herman Huner, barber, is remembered in the Testament of Hans Philipp Orth, who is ill with the pest in the Huner's home, and is remembered with a loan of four Reichthalers because the testator needed him in his illness. The Honorable Herman Huner, barber, appears as a witness in a settlement of a fortune on Wolf Greber. Set for August 12, 1625. Herman Huner is a witness to the marriage of his widowed mother-in-law Margaretha, widow of Leist, with George Behr, March 5, 1625. Herman Huner is a witness to the marriage of Mrs. Margaret Heilman, October 6, 1634. Herman Huner is a witness to the marriage of Hans Rutz and the widow of Peter Kunzel, January 15, 1626. Herman Huner, citizen, is a witness to the marriage ceremony of Hans Weisbrot with the widow of Hans Philipp Menges, December 20, 1635. Citizen and Barber Herman Huner again appears in the testament of 20 year old Jost Hochter, who is critically ill in Huner's home and bequeaths to Huner's daughter, his father's sister's daughter, a vineyard that lies next to Huner's vineyard, July 22, 1650.
[NI026197] 1. Wehrbuch I, dated November 1, 1597, mentions the house of the widow as the neighbors house of Lorentz Hodt and Heinrich Hammelbach. 2. Wehrbuch I, dated October 9, 1597, looking back to the year 1595 reads: " Vester Schneider and wife Martha, sells to her brother and brother-in-law, Michael Schneider and wife Petronella,one half Morgen of a vineyard in Wolff. On the one side Hans Hennel and on the other the buyer himself. There is pledged against the Schaffneri Weinheim 25 Gulden redeemable Heller gelds. Leonhart Huner's widow, Agatha, put up 5 Gulden. Otherwise interest free and proper. About 115 Gulden." Happened Anno. 1595 and placed in Wehrschafft on October 9, 1598. 3. Leonhard Huner's widow Agatha, sells Anno 98 Ascentionis Domini to the Hon. Georg Schneider and wife Magdalena, one fourth of a vineyard in Wolff of Asmus Hammelbach on the other side Hans Fischer Maurer. Interest is one bucket of wine from the Schaffneri Weinheim and the 25 Gulden redeemable Heller gels pledged against the Schaffneri. Sale made for 20 Gulden. The buyer to pay 20 Gulden and the seller to contribute another 5 Gulden and so pay off the 25 Gulden pledged against the Schaffneri. Placed in Wehrschafft October 9, Anno. 1598. 4. Wehrbuch II, Lorentz Hodt sells to Sylvester Schneider his lodgings in the Large Quarter, on the one side young Leonhart Huner's widow. 5. Wehrbuch II, December 12, 1609, Agatha, Leonhart Huner's widow sells to Hans Hasenauer, also a citizen, Gertraud his wife, their lodgings in the Large Quarter. On the one side Sylvester Schneider, on the other, Claus Bauer and Mrs. Wambolita
[NI026204] With the death of his wife in 1818, the family fell on harder times. The children who were 11 and 9 at the time were of little help. Dennis Hanks, ten years older came to live with them after his foster parents died a week later. The daughter Sarah, going on tweleve, was approaching her normal womanhood; the household chores were unending. Thomas Lincoln took a second wife Sarah; Sarah was a childhood girlfriend and after Nancy died, Thomas married Sarah who was a widow at the time. He also took in the children of her first marriage, and in 1830 accompanied by Dennis Hanks and Squire Hall, moved to Macon Co., IL. Subsequently they moved back to Coles Co. KY. Charles Harper became a minister of the Baptist faith. He officiated at several of the weddings of his Hanks cousins, including tht of his niece Sibby when she married her second husband James Miller. Later he became the minister of the Little Pigeon Creek Baptist Church, in Spencer Co., In., where the Thomas Lincoln Family attended. Tom Lincoln helped to build the church house and had united to the church by letter from his prior church in KY. His second wife Sarah joined "by experience" that same day. Charles Harper their minister, united Tom's daughter, Sarah Lincoln and Sarah Lincoln's stepdaughter to Aaron Grigsby, on August 2, 1826.
[NI026205] 16th Pres. of the USA. Abraham Lincoln: b. Hardin Co., KY, 1809; d. Washington, DC, 1865. A native of KY & a resident of IL for most of his adult yrs, spent 1/4 of his life in IN. His parents, Thomas & Nancy Hanks moved to the Hoosier state in the yr of statehood, 1816, & the family lived in what is now Spencer Co. until 1830. He is widely recognized as Amer.'s greatest pres., his achievements, given the supreme crisis of civil war that confronted the nation in 1861, surpassing even those of WA. he is credited, subject to some qualifications, both with preserving the Union & freeing the slaves, & he is also admired for his extraordinary command of the English language. His IN yrs were difficult, marked with personal tragedies including the death of his mother in 1818, & could be summed up as the "short & simple annals of the poor." He overcame the economic & educational disadvantages he endured in pioneer IN & became a prosperous attorney & politician in IL. Originally a Whig, he serv. in IL legislature & enjoyed a single term in the US House of Rep.'s 1847-49 before reemerging in the 1850s as the leading Rep. statesman in the West. Defeated for the US Senate in 1858 by Stephen A. Douglas, he went on to electoral victories in 1860 & 1864 carrying both IN & IL but not KY in these contests. His yrs in office as pres. are also the yrs of the Civil War, a contest which confirmed to the country a government "of the people, by the people, for the people." he d. just 6 dys after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. He was elected to the office of Pres. of USA in 1860 & reelected to a 2nd term in 1864. On Good Fri, Apr 14 1865 while attending a performance at Ford's Theater, Washington DC, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. He d. Apr 15 1865 & his remains are interred at Oak Ridge Cem., Springfield, IL. His parents Thomas LINCOLN b Jan 6 1778 Augusta Co, VA d Jan 17 1851 Farmington, IL, & Nancy HANKS b Feb 5 1784 Campbell Co, KY d Oct 5 1818 Gentryville, Spencer Co, IN m. Jun 12 1806 in Washington Co, KY. Thomas was the son of Abraham LINCOLN b May 13 1744 & Bathsheba HERRING b ca 1750. Nancy d/o James (or Abraham) HANKS b ca 1759 & Lucy SHIPLEY b ca 1765. Abraham m. Nov 4 1842 Springfield, IL Mary Ann TODD b Dec 13 1818 Lexington, KY d Jul 16 1882 Springfield, IL. At the age of 2 he was taken by his parents to nearby Knob Creek & at 8 to Spencer Co., IN. The following yr his mother d. In 1819 his father m. Sarah Bush Johnston, a kindly widow, who soon gained the boy's affection. Lincoln grew up a tall, gangling youth, who could hold his own in physical contests & also showed great intellectual promise, although he had little formal educ. In 1831, after moving with his family to Macon Co., IL, he struck out on his own, taking cargo on a flatboat to New Orleans, LA. He then returned to IL & settled in New Salem, a short-lived community on the Sangamon River, where he split rails & clerked in a store. He gained the respect of his fellow towns people, including the so-called Clary Grove boys, who had challenged him to physical combat, & was elected capt. of his company in the Black Hawk War 1832. Returning from the war, he began an unsuccessful venture in shopkeeping that ended when his partner d. In 1833 he was appointed postmaster but had to supplement his income with surveying & various other jobs. At the same time he began to study law. That he gradually pd off his & his deceased partner's debts firmly established his reputation for honesty. The story of his romance with Ann Rutledge, a local young woman whom he knew briefly before her untimely death, is unsubstantiated. Defeated in 1832 in a race for the state legislature, Lincoln was elected on the Whig ticket 2 yrs later & serv. in the lower house from 1834 to 1841. He quickly emerged as one of the leaders of the party & was one of the authors of the removal of the capital to Springfield, where he settled in 1837. After his admission to the bar 1836, he entered into successive partnerships with John T. Stuart, Stephen T. Logan, & William Herndon, & soon won recognition as an effective & resourceful attorney. In 1842 he m. Mary Todd, d/o a prominent KY banker, & despite her somewhat difficult disposition, the m. seems to have been reasonably successful. They had 4 chldn, only 1 of whom reached adulthood. His brth in a slave state not withstanding, he had long opposed slavery. In the legislature he voted against resolutions favorable to the "peculiar institution" & in 1837 was 1 of 2 memb.s who signed a protest against it. Elected to Congress 1846, he attracted attention because of his outspoken criticism of the war with Mexico & formulated a plan for gradual emancipation in the DC. He was not an abolitionist. Conceding the right of the states to manage their own affairs, he merely sought to prevent the spread of human bondage. Disappointed in a quest for federal office at the end of his 1 term in Congress 1847-49, he returned to Springfield to pursue his profession. In 1854 because of his alarm at Sen. Stephen A. Douglas's KS-NE Act, he became politically active again. Clearly setting forth his opposition to the repeal of the MO Compromise, he argued that the measure was wrong because slavery was wrong & that Congress should keep the territories free for actual settlers as opposed to those who traveled there mainly to vote for or against slavery. The following yr he ran for the U.S. Sen. but seeing that he could not win, he yielded to Lyman Trumbull, a Dem. who opposed Douglas's bill. He campaigned for the newly founded Rep. party in 1856, & in 1858 he became its senatorial candidate against Douglas. In a speech to the party's state convention that yr he warned that "a house divided against itself cannot stand" & predicted the eventual triumph of freedom. Meeting Douglas in a series of debates, he challenged his opponent in effect to explain how he could reconcile his principles of popular sovereignty with the Dred Scott decision. In his reply, Douglas reaffirmed his belief in the practical ability of settlers to keep slavery out of the territories despite the Supreme Court's denial of their right to do so. Although he lost the election to Douglas, the debates won him nat'l recognition. In 1860 the Rep.'s, anxious to attract as many different factions as possible, nominated him for the presidency on a platform of slavery restriction, internal improvements, homesteads, & tariff reform. In a campaign against Douglas & John C. Breckinridge, 2 rival Dem.'s, & John Bell, of the Constitutional Union party, he won a majority of the electoral votes & was elected pres. Immediately after the election, SC, followed by 6 other Southern states, took steps to secede from the Union. Declaring that secession was illegal but that he had no power to oppose it, Pres. James Buchanan preferred to rely on Congress to find a compromise. The success of this effort, depended on Lincoln, the pres.-elect, who was open to concessions but refused to countenance any possible extension of slavery. The Crittenden Compromise, the most promising scheme of adjustment, failed, & a new Southern gov.'t was inaugurated in Feb 1861. When he took the oath of office on Mar 4 1861 he was confronted with a hostile Confederacy determined to expand & threatening the remaining federal forts in the South, the most important of which was Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, SC. Anxious not to offend the upper South, which had not yet seceded, Lincoln at 1st refused to take decisive action. After the failure of an expedition to Fort Pickens, FL, he decided to relieve Fort Sumter & informed the governor of SC of his intention to send food to the beleaguered garrison. The Confederates, unwilling to permit continued fed. occup. of their soil, opened fire to reduce the fort, thus starting the Civil War. When he countered with a call for 75,000 volunteers, the North responded with enthusiasm, but the upper South seceded. As commander in chief, he encountered great difficulties in the search for capable generals. After the defeat of Irvin McDowell at the 1st Battle of Bull Run, he appointed George B. McClellan to lead the eastern army but found him excessively cautious. His Peninsular campaign against Richmond, VA, the Confederate capital, failed, & Lincoln, whose own strategy had not succeeded in trapping Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley of VA, virtually superseded McClellan with John Pope. When Pope was defeated at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, he turned once more to McClellan, only to be disappointed again. Despite his victory at Antietam, KY, the general was so hesitant that he finally had to remove him. His next choice, Ambrose Burnside, was also unfortunate. Decisively beaten at Fredericksburg, VA, Burnside gave way to Joseph Hooker, who in turn was routed at Chancellorsville, VA. Then he appointed George G. Meade, who triumphed at Gettysburg, PA, but failed to follow up his victory. Persisting in his determination to discover a general who could defeat the Confederates, the pres. in 1864 entrusted overall command to Ulysses S. Grant, victor at Fort Donelson, TN, Vicksburg, MS, & Chattanooga, TN. This choice was a good one. Grant, in a series of coordinated campaigns, finally brought the war to a successful conclusion. In dealing with the problem of emancipation, Lincoln proved himself a masterful statesman. Carefully maneuvering to take advantage of radical pressure to move forward & conservative entreaties to hold back, he was able to retain the loyalty of the Dem.'s & the border states while still bringing about the final abolition of slavery. Lincoln pleased the radicals in 1861, when he signed the 1st Confiscation Act, freeing slaves used by the Confederates for military purposes. He deferred to the conservatives when he countermanded emancipation orders of the Union generals John C. Frémont & David Hunter, but again courted the radicals by reverting to a cautious antislavery program. He exerted pressure on the border states to inaugurate compensated emancipation, signed the bill for abolition in the DC & consented to the 2nd Confiscation Act. On Jul 22 1862, in response to radical demands & diplomatic necessity, he told his cabinet he intended to issue an emancipation proclamation but took care to soften the blow to the border states by specifically exempting them. Advised to await, he did not make his proclamation public until Sep 22 following the Battle of Antietam, when he announced that all slaves in areas still in rebellion within 100 dys would be "then, thenceforward, & forever, free." The final Emancipation Proclamation followed on Jan 1 1863. Promulgated by the pres. in his capacity as commander in chief in times of actual armed rebellion, it freed slaves in regions held by the insurgents & authorized the creation of black military units. Lincoln was determined to place emancipation on a more permanent basis, & in 1864 advocated the adoption of an antislavery amendment to the US Constitution. The amendment was passed after Lincoln's reelection, when he made use of all the powers of his office to ensure its success in the House of Rep. on Jan 31 1865. A consummate politician, he sought to maintain harmony among the disparate elements of his party by giving them representation in his cabinet. Recognizing former Whigs by the appt. of William H. Seward as Sec. of state & Edward Bates as atty general, he also extended invitations to such former Dem.'s as Montgomery Blair, who became postmaster general, & Gideon Welles, who became sec. of the navy. He honored local factions by appointing Simon Cameron of PA sec. of war & Caleb B. Smith of IN sec. of the interior, satisfying the border states with Bates & Blair. He offset the conservative Bates with the radical Sec. of the Treas. Salmon P. Chase & later with Sec. of War Edwin M. Stanton. Although he was much closer to the radicals and gradually moved toward ever more radical measures, he did not offend the conservatives & often collaborated with them. His careful handling of the slavery issue is a case in point, as is his appt. of Dem. generals & his deference to the sensibilities of the border states. In Dec 1862 he foiled critics demanding the dismissal of the conservative Seward. Refusing to accept Seward's resignation & inducing the radical Chase to offer to step down as well, he maintained the balance of his cabinet by retaining both sec.'s. His political influence was enhanced by his great gifts as an orator. Able to stress essentials in simple terms, he effectively appealed to the nation in such classical short speeches as the Gettysburg Address & his 2nd inaugural address. He was a capable diplomat. Firmly rejecting Seward's proposal in Apr 1861 that the country be united by means of a foreign war, he sought to maintain friendly relations with the nations of Europe, used the Emancipation Proclamation to win friends for the Union, & effectively countered Confederate efforts to gain foreign recognition. In 1864 a no. of disgruntled Rep.'s sought to prevent his renomination. Adroitly outmaneuvering his opponents, especially the ambitious Chase, he succeeded in obtaining his party's endorsement at Baltimore, MD, even though a few extremists nominated Frémont. His renomination did not end his political problems. Unhappy with his Proclamation of Amnesty Dec 1863 which called for the restoration of insurgent states if 10 % of the electorate took an oath of loyalty, Congress in July 1864 passed the Wade-Davis Bill, which provided for more onerous conditions & their acceptance by 50 % of the voters. When he used the pocket veto to kill it, some radicals sought to displace him & in the so-called Wade-Davis Manifesto passionately attacked the administration. He prevailed again. His poor prospects in Aug 1864 improved when the Dem.'s nominated General McClellan on a peace platform. Subsequent fed. victories & the w/drawal of Frémont, coupled with the resignation of the conservative Blair, reunited the party & Nov 1864 he was triumphantly reelected. His success at the polls enabled him to seek to establish his own Reconstruction policies. To blunt conservative criticism, he met with leading Confederates at Hampton Rds, VA, & demonstrated the impossibility of a negotiated peace. The radicals, were also dissatisfied. Because of their demand for black suffrage, he was unable to induce Congress to accept the members-elect of the free state government of LA, which he had organized. After the fall of Richmond he alarmed his critics by inviting the Confederate legislature of VA to repeal the secession ordinance. His Reconstruction policies had been determined by military necessity. As soon as the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, VA, Lincoln withdrew the invitation to the Virginians. He again proved how close he was to the radicals by endorsing a limited black franchise. At his 2nd inaugural, he, attributing the war to the evil consequences of slavery, summed up his attitude in the famous phrase "with malice toward none, with charity for all." A few wks later, he publicly announced his support for limited black suffrage in LA. This open defiance of conservative opinion could only have strengthened the resolve of one in his audience, John Wilkes Booth, a well known actor who had long been plotting against the pres. Aroused by the prospect of votes for blacks, he determined to carry out his assassination scheme on Apr 14 1865. The subject of numerous myths, Lincoln ranks with the greatest of Amer. statesmen. His humanitarian instincts, brilliant speeches, & unusual political skill ensured his hold on the electorate & his success in saving the Union. That he also gained fame as the Great Emancipator was due to a large degree to his excellent sense of timing & his open mindedness. He was able to bring about the abolition of slavery & to advocate a policy of Reconstruction that envisaged the gradual enfranchisement of the freedmen. It was a disaster for the country that he did not live to carry it out.
[NI026206] MARY TODD LINCOLN LETTER UNCOVERED International News Service NY, Feb. 12. A hitherto unpublished letter of Mary Todd Lincoln written in answer to Queen Victoria's expression of sympathy on Abraham Lincoln's death has been added to the collection of the Rosenbach co., it was learned today. Mrs Lincoln wrote the letter to the widow Queen following receipt of a note in which Victoria said that "no one can better appreciate than I can, who am myself utterly broken-hearted by the loss of my own beloved husband, who was the light of my life, my stay, my all, what your suffering must be..." Mary Lincoln replied that she was "deeply grateful for (the letter's) expressions of tender sympathy, coming as they do, from a heart which from its own sorrow, can appreciate the intense grief I now endure." The consort of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, d less than 3 yrs before the assassination of Pres Lincoln on Apr 14 1856. the Queen addressed her message on Apr 29, & Mrs Lincoln answered on May 21. The Rosenbach Co., which specializes in orginal manuscripts, would not reveal the former owner of the letter.
[NI026215] The earliest record of the name Lincoln is of a Sir Thomas Lingeole. The name is so spelled with slight variations as late as the reign of Queen Elizabeth, who in 1298 gave to the high alter of the church of St. Mary in Vorwich England "a teper of wax, a lamp, and the rent of Colegate." Sir Thomas was the owner and farmer of Colegate. Commemorating this benefaction the church installed a mural tablet which was recently discovered. Lincoln ancestory starts in England and records show that many generations lived in and around Hingham, County of Norfolk.
[NI026217] Robert Lincoln II had, among other children, two sons one named Richard and the other John. The eldest son, Richard, died in 1620 at Swanton Morley. The date of John's death has not been established. John was a very young boy at the time of his fathers death in 1556. John's lineage goes on to Marcia Lincoln who married David Booth Cable. David Cable's mother was related to John Wilkes Booth. Richard Lincoln's lineage goes on to Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the US. Robert Lincoln II is the common granfather to both lines.
[NI026219] Thomas Lincoln came to America in 1635. He was born in Hingham, England in 1608 and settled in Hingham, MA on the MA Bay in 1635. He married in England and had at least four children before he sailed for the new country. On July 8, 1636 the borough of Hingham assigned and granted a lot for a house and other land for planting purposes to him. Thomas was probably a miller in England because he followed that trade in Hingham, MA and in Taunton, MA to which he moved to in 1650. There is record that King Philip and his chiefs met the pioneers of Taunton for a peaceful conference in Thomas Lincoln's grist mill. The mill was built in 1651/1652. He was a very prosperous man and accumulated a considerable fortune before his death in 1683. One early record shows that the military company of Taunton, MA was divided into four squad for the guidance of members in attendance of meetings on the "Lords Day" and Thomas Lincoln was the leader of the 2nd squad. The orders from the city hall papers reads: 2nd Squadron Thomas Lincoln " The courts order is that every soldier bring his armes fixed to meetings, when it is his turn, with six charges of powder and shot, and if any refuse to perform therin, to be fined two shillings for every such default and ten shillings if it appears to be in contempt, to be gathered be order from the commissioned officer, and by the constables, and if any stay away from meeting because they will not bring their arms to meeting such are to be summoned to court, etc. Therefore fail not of your duty and expect no further warning."
Thomas Lincoln II was born about 1628 in England and came to this country with
his father. He died about 1720.
Samuel Lincoln left Taunton, Mass. early in 1692 and went to Windham, Conn.
where the succeeding generations all lived down to Elisha Lincoln, the father of
Ruth Huntington was a blood relative of Samuel Huntington who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and for a brief time President of the Continental
Congress succeeding John Jay. Samuel Huntington was also govenor of Conn. for ten years and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
This is a relative of John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States.
9 children see Descendants of John Lincoln
[NI026307] Came to Berks Co., Pa. ca. 1725 and settled in the same area as the Hanks.
[NI026313] Entered Kentucky 1780
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Mary R Garrett State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0165 Color: W Age: 50 B-Place: PA Visit: 0016 Co.: Delaware, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01710172 Other Resid.s:
Dau. Laura A 27, PA
Dau. Florence A 23, PA
Son Robert P 20, PA
Son George S 16, PA
Son Henry L 14, PA
Dau. Edna M 11, PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
George H Lincoln, Sr State: PA Dist: 0134 Color: W Age: 49 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0050 Co.: Delaware, Darby Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02750459 Other Residents:
Wife Anna 44, PA
Dau Mary E 18, PA
Son George H, Jr 16, PA
Son William 12, PA
Stepdaugther Bertha Wiser 22, PA
1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Amor Lincoln State: PA Dist: 0134 Color: W Age: 45 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0049 Co.: Delaware, Darby Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02750411 Other Residents:
Wife Emma 44, NR
Son Clarance 21, PA
Son Horrace 20, PA
Son Raymond 46, PA
Son Hubert 13, PA
Son Norman 11, PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Estella G Dunk State: PA Enumeration District: 0167 Color: W Age: 46 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0011 Co.: Delaware Relation: Husband ImageNum: 01120362 Other Residents:
Niece Edna C Taylor 19, PA
Niece Helen 17, PA
PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
George L Gilbert State: PA Enumeration Dist.: 0167 Color: W Age: 43 B-Place: PA Visit: 0022 Co.: Delaware, Relation: Husb.Image #: 01580521 Other Resid.s:
Wife Gertrude 40, New Jersey
Dau. Ethel 14, PA
Son George Lincoln 12, PA
[NI026973] they removed to springfield, vt.
[NI027493] Settled MA same general area as that of Benjamin Hanks , wife Lurana and sons Benjamin (b. ca 1665), and John, ca. 1637.
[NI027929] Daniel Boone achieved fame as a frontiersman in the era of the American Revolution. As a youth he settled with his Quaker parents in western North Carolina. Boone went as a wagoner on the expedition of Gen. Edward Braddock to Fort Duqueene(1755), but he came into prominence much later for his explorations and hunting expeditions in the Kentucky region. He first visited that area in the winter of 1767-68, and on a second expedition from 1769 to 1771 he went through the Cumberland Gap. When speculator Richard Henderson, who had organized the Transylvania Company, planned a settlement in Kentucky in 1775, Boone was the natural choice to blaze a trail. He marked out the Wilderness Road and founded the settlement on Boonesborough on the Kentucky River. In the Revolution Boone helped the Kentucky settlements as a hunter and as an Indian Fighter. He was captured by the Shawnees in 1778, but he escaped and later traveled to the East to bring in more settlers. Although Boone held public office in Kentucky (including serving in the Kentucky legislature), he first became well known in the East, and even in Europe, because of the account of his exploits given by John Filson in the Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucky (1784). Boone then figured in Lord Byron's poem Don Juan. As a result, Boone was set apart from his fellow hunters and explorers, and a variety of myths were woven around his life. Boone suffered major disappointments after the Revolution. The absence of proper land titles resulted in the loss of his Kentucky lands, and in the late 1790s he moved to what is now Missouri. When he died there on Sept. 26, 1820, he was the most famous of frontier heroes.
1850 census Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA John J. Schell
216-107 Miller, Peter 53 M Laborer PA
Mary 19 F PA