Notes

[NI00005] Name given at birth: Donna Marie Wenger.

[NI00028] Members of First Mennonite Church, Marshall Street, Norristown. They operated a meat store in Norristown for 20 years, then a religious bookstore for 8 years.

[NI00032] 1900 Census spells her name Catharine.

1930 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp, Dist. 41, p. 7 of 40, taken April 9:
Kate F. Hackman, Head, 74, widowed - previous household is her daughter Kate and son-in-law Clayton Hunsberger.

[NI00033] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8 - next to his cousin Henry. It's easy to get these Hackmans confused.

Herald of Truth - February 1878, pp 33-35:
HACKMAN.-Dec. 21st, in Franconia, Montg'y Co., Pa., ABR. HACKMAN, aged 65 years. Buried the 23rd. Services by J. Landis, Abel Horning, and H. Nice.

[NI00035] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8.

[NI00042] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Franconia Twp.

[NI00044] Ordained preacher at Franconia but was silenced, tradition states, for intemperance (Oberholtzer/Ford p. 47)

It is said that the meeting at Franconia called him to preach, but that he refused preferring to follow his occupation of cattle dealer and butcher. (Clemmer p. 208)

[NI00052] Christian inherited from his grandfather, Christian Meyer, Sr., the homestead farm of 100 acres, the greater part of which is now owned and occupied by Joseph Drissel. To this property he added by subsequent purchases until he owned in all 232 acres. On Oct. 9, 1765, he purchased of David Stribe and wife 50 acres and 66 perches, which is now owned by Henry Oberholtzer. He next purchased on May 27, 1767, from the widow of his uncle Samuel Meyer, the 50 acres originally belonging to the homestead, with buildings and improvements, where William K. Moyer now lives, and on May 23, 1770, he purchased from Nicholas Schwenk and wife Barbara 32 acres and 67 perches, making in all 232 acres and 132 perches, and was rated for that number of acres in 1776. The last purchase now belongs to John A. Kulp. (Moyer p. 28, published in 1896)

The children of Christian Meyer for the most part took the Moyer name.

[NI00054] He lived in Franconia township where he purchased of James Steel and wife Martha, of Philadelphia, 170 acres of land, Nov. 14, 1729. His farm was bounded by lands of Henry Rosenberger, John Freed, Martin Detweiler, George Delp, and others. In his will dated April 26, 1782, he devised this whole tract of 170 acres of land to his son Samuel Mayer, for the sum of 800 pounds of gold or silver.
The tract was in the first place a regular parallelogram, 283 perches long and 96 perches wide and included all the land belonging to the Mennonite church (about 3 acres) except the graveyard. The land extended all the way from the corner of the Mennonite church southwest along the Harleysville and Souderton turnpike 283 perches, 7/8 of a mile to the corner of the other road generally known as Young's corner. The old homestead proper where Christian Meyer, Jr., lived is located 1/2 mile s.w. of the Franconia Mennonite church, where now lives Abraham F. Moyer, a great-grandson of Christian Meyer, Jr. The farm has been in the same family now for 166 years.
Christian Meyer, Jr., was one of the founders of the Mennonite meetinghouse in Salford, the ground fro which was purchased in 1738 by Henry Funck, Dielman Kolb, ministersm and Christian Meyer, Jr., and Abraham Reiff, deacons. He was later chosen to the ministry and served at Franconia. He was also one of the chief actors in the controversy with his nephew, Rev. Christian Funk, who was expelled from the church on account of his attitude toward Congress, and conducted an examination into the matter at the Plain Mennonite meetinghouse.
He made his last will and testament April 26, 1782, which was probated May 31, 1787. He probably died in the early part of 1787. His son Samuel Moyer and his son-in-law Abraham Kratz were executors. (Moyer pp 23-25)

1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Franconia Twp.

[NI00056] Christian Meyer founded an asylum from religious persecution in the Netherlands prior to 1700. (History of Bucks County p. 269)
Fled from Switzerland to the Palatinate, thence to the Netherlands; about 1700, left Amsterdam for Philadelphia.

We originally had Christian's parents as Heinrich Meyer and Margaretha Kundig. Phil Hertzler's home page (I'm assuming the information is from Jay D. Weaver - weaverrr@gte.net) gives his father as Jacob Meyer, born before 1658, and gives Jacob's parents as Hans Jacob Meyer and Margreth Kundig. I am accepting this for now, because the birthdate we had for Margaretha (1633) makes it more likely that there was another generation between them and Christian.

Christian lived in Langenzell, Pfalz in 1717. After arriving in Philadelphia, he located at the Indian Creek, in what is now Lower Salford township. Custer Family p. 153 says he settled in Lower Salford Township, now Franconia, and bought a tract of 50 acres Dec. 24, 1719. Another source says he lived at Lower Salford twp, Mont. Co [Phila. Co] on 30 Dec 1718 when he purchased 150 acres in Salford twp from David Powell.

His farm was in the form of parallelogram and was 240 perches in length and 100 perches wide. "It extended from near the North Wales road northeast along the present Souderton turnpike, back to the line of Franconia township, and then along the said line northwest 100 perches, bounded on that side by land owned by James Steel, of Philadelphia. On the northwest it was bounded by land belonging to Dirk Johnson, of Germantown; on the southeast by Hans Meyer's land, and on the southwest by land belonging to John Isaac Klein." (Heckler's History of Lower Salford Township)
There has been preserved a description of a cabin then and there erected by him. It was built where Joseph Drissel now lives and consisted of four forked saplings driven into the ground, and marking out a square in the forks were laid poles, and on these a roof of poles, and the walls were of upright poles. There was a single opening for an entrance, and the whole was built with an axe.
An article of furniture which probably adorned this primitive house was a large Dutch clock brought over from the Old World, which is now a much-treasured relic in the possession of Tillman W. Moyer of Campden, Ontario, Canada.

He and his son Christian were members of the Salford Meeting upon its formation in 1738. His will was written January 18, 1748 and probated June 6, 1751. The name is written "Moyer" in his will, and the signature of Christian Meyer was written in German. In his will he charges his children Christian, Anna [Funk] and Barbara [Reiff] to "from Time to time & at all Times from the day pf the date hereof well and truly equally Procure and Provide to and for my son the said Jacob Moyer Sufficient meat Drink apparel washing and Lodging fit and convenient for him during his natural life."

Christel Meier lived in Lower Salford Township where he was overseer of the poor with Jacob Clemens. Both men were Mennonite deacons and were therefore responsible for the poor of the congregation as well as those of the township. (Moyer Family History pp 23-24, History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference p. 281)

[NI00057] WFT #3159 v. 6 says that this is Barbara Bergey - further research needed to confirm this.

[NI00058] http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/s/Donna--J-Basinger/BOOK-0001/0009-0032.html - says Elizabeth died before 1876 when John married second Rebecca Manger. ??

John moved to Canada and finally Kansas.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 36a - John Hunsecker, 39, farmer; Elizabeth Hunsecker, 35; Isaac, 14; Ann, 12; Rebecca, 9; Morris, 7; Sarah, 4; Mary, 1.

[NI00060] Martin was ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite Church of Germantown and served there and at Skippack, as soon as an organization was established, having gone there to live in 1709. His signature appears, as witness, on the deed of the Mennonite Church at Germantown and he was one of the trustees who held the property of that Society at Skippack in trust, serving for many years. (Custer book)

"The night of April 29, 1749, John Philip Blocher died without having been sick. For the preceding day he had conducted preparatory services. It so happened that no Reformed minister could be secured to deliver the funeral sermon. martin Kolb, a Mennonite minister, was therefore called upon who performed the services." (The Perkiomen Region, Vol. 22:82) This was not the only evidence of Martin Kolb's tolerant spirit; he and Blocher had labored side by side in concord for thirty years. Saur, the Dunkard printer of Germantown, makes the following comment in an obituary he published in his newspaper of May 16th. "When such circumstances would take place, not of necessity but out of love, then all jealousy, sectarianism, and the likes would take an end." (from the Custer book)

Martin Kolb accompanied his grandfather, Peter Shoemaker, from Germany. (History of Bucks County, p. 297)

[NI00061] In the year 1772, Gysbert Van der Smissen, of Altona, compiled and published a genealogy of the descendants of Jan de Vos. Among them was a great grandson, Isaac Van Sintern, who emigrated to Pennsylvania prior to 1707. His daughter Magdalena, widow of Preacher Martin Kolb of Skippack - over eighty years of age as she was - made out a record of five hundred and ten of her father's descendants in America and forwarded it to van der Smissen under date of March 2, 1772. It was received at Altona on the 20th of June. Judge Pennypacker says that this energetic lady was the first genealogist in America. (The Perkiomen Region, Whole No. 37, pp. 41, 42 - Custer book, p. 99)

[NI00062] Leaving Amsterdam, Isaac Van Sintern took his family to Altona, near Hamburg, and lived there for a number of years. We find him settled in Germantown in 1707, and a deacon of the Mennonite congregation there May 22, 1708. In 1714 he owned and lived on Town Lot No. 5 East side. This lot was one of twenty-two acres and was located at the southeastern corner of Germantown Avenue and Bringhurst Street to Ashmead Street, and through to Chew Street. (Custer book, p. 98)

[NI00064] 1930 PA census - Towamencin Twp, Mont. Co, p. 14 of 26, on Forty Foot Rd. - State Rd.:
Milton Cassel, Head, 63, widowed, occupation: wheelwright, industry: at home; daughter Nora Hackman, 34, son-in-law Howard [Hackman], 35, occupation: merchant, industry: meats & groceries; [continued on next page] son-in-law Abram Allebach, 25, occupation: salesman, industry: department store; dau Mary, 23.

This census says it was enumerated April 15-16 (p. 14) and April 16-17 (p. 15). Somehow Ruth, born April 12, missed being enumerated!

[NI00066] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 309A:
David M. Cassel, 40, farmer; wife Amanda, 36; dau Ida, 15; son Mildin, 11; son Joseph, 8; dau Maggie, 6; dau Lizzie, 1M; Samuel Frederick, uncle, 73

[NI00069] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 200b - Joseph Cassel, 50, farmer; Catharine Cassel, 46; Abr. Cassel, 23, carpenter; Mary Cassel, 20, Catharine Cassel, 18, Joseph, 15, David 11, Sarah, 6, Anna, 4, Susanne, 2. Listed next to his brother Henry.

[NI00072] See further history in A General History of the Cassel Family, D. Kolb Cassel (1896).

Cassel Family Roots p. 19 says he arrived in Germantown in 1729, and later moved to Skippack Township, about a dozen miles generally west of Philadelphia. He was a single man and hired his services as a husbandman and weaver, initially in the Germantown area. He became acquainted with a Dutch girl, a native of Holland, with whom he was united in marriage. In the meantime his brothers in Germany charged him with the most solemn remonstrances not to marry any Dutch girl. After this marriage he purchased 150 acres of land, the half of a 300-acre plot which Dick and William Ramberg of Muhlheim bought from Van Bebber, of Bohemia River, Md., in 1706. The date of title to this land was Nov. 16, 1725, and the title is now in the library of Juniata College, Pa.

In his will, his daughter Elizabeth's husband is named as Nicholas Holman, Jr. [The name was actually Haldeman.]

He was a signatory of the petition to erect the township of Perkiomen and Skippack (from the earlier Bebbers Township) in 1725, and a signer of the petition of citizens of Philadelphia County to the governor of the province against the Indian incursions, May 10, 1728. "... the Ingians ... have fell upon ye Back Inhabirots about falkner's Swamp & New Coshahopen ... (and we) humbly beg of your Excellency To ... Relieve ... us and our Poor Wives & Children that Is more to us than Life ..."
He had acquired a tract of 150 acres in Perkiomen & Skippack Township from Dirk Renberg, Nov. 16, 1725, and a part of its lands became the homestead, although he made still other purchases later. (Boorse Family p. 38)

[NI00073] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22, taken Aug. 28:
Joseph Krieble, 28, farmer; Margaret, 27; Amanda, 5; Jesse Fulmer, 19, labourer; Mary Daub, 19

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp, roll 1143, P.O.: Line Lexington, p. 238, taken June 14, 1860:
Joseph B. Kreible, 39, farmer; Margaret, 33; Amanda, 15; Samuel, 8; (cont. on p. 239) Elizabeth Kreibel, 6; James Conard, 19, farm labor

[NI00075] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 23b (bottom of page) - Samuel Krieble, 58, farmer; Elizabeth, 65.

Herald of Truth - September 1870, p. 143:
On the 16th of August, in North Wales, Montgomery county, Pa., of Consumption and Palsy, SAMUEL KRIEBEL, at the advanced age of 73 years, 11 months and 21 days. On the following Friday he was buried at the Mennonite graveyard, in Towamencia township, where a large number of people were present upon which occasion appropriate remarks were delivered by Ruben Kriebel and Jacob Meschter.

[NI00077] Jeremiah Kriebel was a man of influence in his community. He served his township as Overseer of the Poor in 1795, as constable in 1797, and as supervisor from 1802 to 1804.

[NI00081] [19] CHRISTOPH KRIBEL [E19] Christoph was born about 1688 and died May14, 1741. He was the son of Caspar Kribel who was born in Deutmansdorf, Lower Silesia, in 1650, and moved to Nieder Harpersdorf and married Anna Borman who died in 1720. Caspar was a farmer in Berthelsdorf at the time of his death in 1724. Of Caspar and Anna's children we know (1) of a Hans; (2) of a George; (3) of a Susanna who was the wife of Melchior Schultz, father of George [E68], Melchior [E69], and Christopher [E70] Schultz; (4) of a Melchior [E25]; and Christoph [E19]. Sometime around 1714 Christoph married MARIA HEYDRICK [E79] who was born about 1693 and died April 11, 1738. She was the daughter of Melchior Heydrick, sister of Balthasar Heydrick [E52] and of Eva [E141], wife of George Heydrick [E61].

Christoph Kribel and his wife left their home and possessions in Nieder Harpersdorf, Silesia on the night of February 21, 1726, and with their five children, the youngest an infant of 16 days, trekked fifty miles over the hills into the area of Gorlitz in Saxony (near the current eastern border of Germany) where they arrived on May 1st. Eight years later they trekked another fifty miles to the Elbe River, the first step in their long journey to America. Their estate in Nieder Harpersdorf was taken over by Christoph'sbrother, Hans Kribel who died in 1730. During their stay in Gorlitz, Christoph and Maria had two more children. The youngest, named Abraham, died on the ship St. Andrew during the voyage and was buried at sea.

Christoph Kribel was sick upon his arrival in Philadelphia in 1734. He settled in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, both in Silesia and in Pennsylvania. Christoph bought 150 acres of land from Caspar Wister for 78 pounds soon after his arrival in 1734, and received his conveyance bearing date March 26, 1735. It is said that Christoph broke his leg on May 2, 1735, or about two months after he bought this farm. He did not live in his new home many years, for on the 14th of May 1741, he died intestate leaving two sons and two daughters. His estate was not settled up until nine years afterward when his son, George Kriebel, and daughters, Anna, wife of Christopher Dresher, and Mary, wife of Dr. Abraham Wagner, signed a release to their brother, Christopher Kriebel Jr., and granted the farm to him, June 6, 1750. Both Christoph and his wife are buried in the Salford Schwenkfelder Cemetery located behind the Salford Schwenkfelder Church on Fretz Road just off of Sumneytown Pike in Mainland, Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Children (7) [19-1]
1. George [E20], born 12/10/1715; died 9/2/1798; married Susanna Yeakel.
2. Susanna [E80], born about 1718; died 1/30/1740; single [64-1]
3. Anna [E81], born about 1722; died 7/24/1786; m Christopher Dresher. [19-2]
4. Christoph [E82], born 1724; died 12/31/1800; m Maria Dresher [192-1]
5. Maria [E83] born 2/5/1726; died 3/19/1760; m Abraham Wagner
6. Rosina [E84], born 2/27/1733; died 2/23/1750; single
7. Abraham [E211], born 7/25/1733; died 7/12/1734

[NI00089] Harman Boorse bought a parcel of 16 acres from Herman Hendricks and Margaret his wife, May 12, 1766, and this (together with 6 acres and 67 perches earlier acquired) constituted the homestead down through the War for Independence, and for a decade following. The place was situated om Morris Road, not very far from the Mennonite Meeting at Towamencin. ...
The Indians had not completely disappeared from Philadelphia County during the lifetime of Harman Boorse, and the late John C. Boorse, Esquire, was wont to tell a story of a visit they paid to the farm on the Morris Road. How a hog had just died, and redmen beholding the carcass in the barnyard had asked for permission to carry it away. The good Mennonite had feared to refuse their request, but in after years often inquired (doubtless with a troubled conscience) what they could have done with the animal. (Boorse Family pp. 19-20)

[NI00091] It was sometime in June 1731, when the "Britannia," of London, cleared the port of Rotterdam and sailed for the province of Pennsylvania. On board were 269 passengers, laregly Dutch and German citizens, sho sought to find in the new world a surcease from the political tyrannies and religious persecutions of Europe. The ship touched at Cowes soon afterwards, and on the 21st of September following arrived at Philadelphia. There all happily disembarked the men and every youth who had attained the ahe of 18 years, first marching in a body up High Street to the custom house to sign the oath of allegiance to King George the Second, and the important oath of abjuration. ...
Many familiar names appear on the two registers, which are both headed by that of the churchman Johannes Bartholomay Reiger, who latterly settled in Lancaster County, and would seem to have been the spiritual leader of at least a part of the immigrants. To our family two of the signatures have an especial significance, those of a GISBERTUS BOORS and a JOHANNES BARS, the fourth and the fifth in order. The names of the above subscribers are set down in the long hand of the Dutch, and that of Gisbertus Boors is so strikingly similar to the name attached to the last will and testament of our known American progenitor that we cannot foubt for an instant that they were written by the same man. ... The Christian name of our ancestor was commonly written as Gesbert, and would likely be Anglicized as Gilbert today. The signature is found once more, when attached as a witness to the will of Peter Keyser of Worcester Township in Philadelphia County (a neighbor). In the last instrument our ancestor is affectionately called "Gees" Boorse by the grandson of Dirck Keyser, who had married a daughter of Hendrick Pannebacker the patroon, and was through his marriage related to Margareth (Kuster) Boorse. ...
Gesbert Boorse became the owner of a tract of 91 acres in Worcester Township in Philadelphia County in 1741, and this the original homestead of our family in America was augmented by the purchase of small and contiguous parcels until it amounted to 111 acres (later deeds would indicate a little more). The "plantation," as it was then called, was situated at a distance of 79.85 perches from the Worcester-Perkiomen Township line, almost due south of where the Skippack Creek enters the former for a brief moment. The initial land of our ancestor (a tract of 72 acres according to an old deed) had been acquired by an indenture of release from Frederick Liembauh, April 2, 1741, and if its title was to be traced back it would be found to have been part of lands owned by Hermanus Kuster (the father-in-law of Gesbert Boorse) in 1729-31, and just after the turn of the century (1701) patented to Bridget Jennet. ...
The immigrant-forebear of our family was a capable and prosperous farmer, if we may judge from the inventory and settlement of his estate, preserved in the city hall at Philadelphia. A first and a second crop of hay (valued together at £18-0-0), and substantial crops of oats, rye and wheat had been harvested in the summer months preceding his death. Buckwheat and Indian corn were still standing in the fields, and flax "with the seed on" was valued by the appraisers at £4-0-0. He possessed a "riding mare," an old horse, a bull, nine cows, and a number of smaller animals. Seven hives of bees are also listed in the inventory. [He] had planned the erection of some building at the time he was stricken, or possibly an addition to one already standing. The appraisers note in turn a quantity (700 feet) of poplar boards, 400 feet of pine and cedar boards, a quantity of cedar shingles, and 50 pounds of nails, valued in the aggregate at £7-11-0. Lastly, two weaving looms, three spinning wheels, and other articles testify to his trade as a weaver.
That our ancestor was a Mennonite in faith has been pretty well established, although he may have been in the early years of his life a follower of Zwingli. However, his name does not appear among the records of Boehm's Reformed Church in Whitpain Township (not far from where he lived), and as his Worcester Township neighbors were almost wholly of the "German Quaker" faith, it is likely that he attended the meetings of the latter at Skippack and Towamencin. (The Boorse Family pp 1-5)

[NI00092] That the widow did not think well of the arrangements made for her (she was devised the annual sum of £6-0-0, one cow "of her own choice," and certain stipulated household goods) is revealed in her renunciation as executrix of the estate in favor of the parties named in the instrument, in which she complains that she has found herself "left very short and bare." (Boorse Family p. 6)

[NI00093] Hermanus Kuster was a bluedyer, miller and farmer. He appears as one of several citizens declining to serve on a jury in the German borough, February 8, 1704 (the year of his majority), and as one of the executors of the nun cupative will of his father, January 28, 1708. He removed to Bebbers Township in Philadelphia County in 1708. His lands, at one time comprising over 500 acres, were separately situated on the Skippack Creek in the aforementioned township, and in Worcester Township in the same county. He owned and operated a "fulling mill" on a branch of the Skippack Creek in the last place, which passed to a son John at his death.
Hermanus Kuster acquired a tract of 200 acres in bebbers Township from Matthias Van Bebber, June 10, 1708, and a part of its lands became the homestead. A parcel of 50 acres of the above tract was reconveyed to the Dutch patroon, May 24, 1717, who shortly deeded it together with a contiguous tract to the Mennonites of the county, to build a meeting and "Schoolhouse and fence in a sufficient Burying Place ... " This was the beginning of the Skippack Mennonite Meeting.
Hermanus was one of the 51 members of the Mennonite congregation in Germantown in 1708, the first of the faith in the new world, and a trustee of the Mennonite Meeting at Skippack from the time it was founded in 1717 until his death. (Boorse Family p. 6)

[NI00097] Jan Lucken came to Pennsylvania on the "Concord," arriving in Philadelphia Oct. 6, 1683, one of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683. In the famous drawing of lots in the cave of Pastorius (Oct. 25, 1683), he drew Number 6 on the East side of Main Street, his brother-in-law Reynier Tyson drawing neighboring lot Number 5.
With the incorporation of the German borough, August 6, 1691, with Pastorius as bailiff, Jan Luckens was constable. He was one of the three burgesses of the borough in 1693, and sheriff in 1694 and 1695.
John Luckens was one of the 62 settlers petitioning William Penn for naturalization May 7, 1691, and one of the signers of a petition protesting against a proposed act to tax all lands, June 10, 1692. But the last action was futile, the tax act being signed by Governor Fletcher, of the provinces of New York and Pennsylvania, June 1, 1693. In the tax list, dated Sept. 26, 1693, John Claypoole, Collector, the property of Jan Luckens is assessed at £50-0-0, and he is taxed £0-4-2.
He was one of the petitioners of Germantown for the erection of a road to Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1701 [see below], and among the German and Dutch settlers naturalized by the Act of Council at Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 1709.
Jan Luckens very likely became a member of the Society of Friends in 1705, 22 years after his arrival in the province. He contributed to a subscription for the erection of the stone mettinghouse (northwest of the present Coulter Street), June 20, 1705, and in this same year, on May 7, resigning from the office of sheriff of the borough. The Quakers did not look kindly upon the holding of any public office.
He was one of the administrators of the estate of William Streypers of Sommerhausen, in the German township, Nov. 15, 1717, who in his will calls him a "loving friend." William Streypers had married Mercken (Luckens) Seimens, the widow of Jan Seimens, who is thought to have been a sister of Jan Luckens. (Boorse Family pp. 20-22)

Germantown Avenue is a thread connecting us with the past. Our Dutch and German ancestors found no roads in the wilderness, and in their first intercourse with the city of Philadelphia followed Indian trails. Gradually these trails became roads, but soon a problem developed. Farms began to be fenced in to mark boundaries or contain cattle, and overnight a road would change its course. Sometimes the way was blocked altogether. So it was in 1701 when two planters on the Frankford Road erected fences cutting off the direct route to Philadelphia. "(We) have been forced to goe round new fences ... set up in the Rhoad by Daniel Pogg and Thomas Lisom ... whereby they have driven us to uneven Rhoads & very dangerous for people Especially carts to pass." It was natural that the citizens of the first place should protest vigorously, and with them those of Abington, Cheltenham, the Northern Liberties and North Wales. A committee headed by Arnold Cassel (brother-in-law of John Kuster) was selected to choose a permanent route, and on Nov. 18 in the same year made their recommendation. The road was to pass through the tobacco land of Thomas Lisom, and the fields of Daniel Pogg and John Stacey ... But the planters Lisom, Pogg and Stacey also profited, for they had a better road thereafter on which to carry their produce to the city. (Boorse Family p. 22)

Jan Lucken brought with him a large Dutch Bible, printed in Holland in 1598 by Peter Sebastien, which has ever since been preserved in the family. In this old volume and heirloom Jan Lucken's descendants are recorded. ... The name has been modified or Anglicised into Lukens.

[NI00104] According to the late Gov. John F. Hartranft the name "Hartranft" was formed from two names: "Hart" and "Ragenfrid." The first was the given name and the latter the family name, and becoming too cumbersome when set together, the name was abbreviated to Ranft, Ranf, Ranfd, Ranph and Ranft (Schwenkfelder Book, pg 684).

[NI00106] Very little data regarding this family has been found. For further data regarding the daughter Susanna, see [49-4].

He was a recipient of the Charity Fund in 1767. In a letter written by Melchior Schultz, dated Hereford, June 1767, he says: "Christopher Schubert is poor and lives with his relatives in Germantown, where the highway passes through, and he seems dissatisfied to live there. His brother, David Schubert, lives near Christopher Jackel, four miles from Germantown."

[NI00113] From Deaths in the Skippack Region, Vol. VIII No. 2 April 1952, pp 98-114:
79. Old Heinrich Kassel died May 16, 1812. Devised his plantation to his brother Yelles' son Henry Cassel, whose mother's name was Elizabeth [Jansen]. From a study of deeds, tax lists and wills it is apparent he was the last surviving child of the emigrant Hupert Cassel and his wife Syche Up de Graf but NOT the Henry Cassel who married Margaret Godshalk.... Who Henry Cassel's wife was remains unknown - they had no issue. The Henry Cassel who married Margaret Godshalk, daughter of the miller Godshalk Godshalk and his wife Eve, was a son of Yelles Cassel, brother of Hupert. He was a resident of Lower Salford Twp. probably from about the time of his marriage - around 1747 - to 1776 when he made over his property to his son-in-law John Springer and removed to Towamencin, and died in 1797.

[NI00123] Death announcement is in the possession of Phil's mom, Ruth Hackman Wenger - Mary was her aunt.

Gospel Herald - April 28, 1959, pp 406-408:
Allebach, Mary R., daughter of the late Milton and Lizzie (Ruth) Cassel; born Jan. 20, 1906, died after a lingering illness on April 1, 1959, at North Penn Hospital, where she was a patient for one day; aged 53 y. 2m. 12 d. Married on June 19, 1926, to Abram G. Allebach, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Betty, at home), and a sister (Mrs. Nora Hackman, Norristown, Pa.). For the past two and one-half years she and her husband had been active workers at the Ambler Mennonite Mission. Funeral services at the Towamencin Church, Kulpsville, Pa., with Ellis L. Mack, John E. Lapp, and Norman A. Hunsberger, officiating; interment in church cemetery.

[NI00167] Gospel Herald - Jan. 23, 1990, pp 61-62:
Wenger, Roy G., son of Timothy J. and Mary (Powell) Wenger, was born in Stuarts Draft, Va., Mar. 30, 1900; died at Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa., Jan. 1, 1990; aged 89. On Apr. 16, 1927, he was married to Marian Keller Rosenberger, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (R. Gordon, Jr., Donald P., and J. Lowell), 3 daughters (Ruth Marie Kauffman, Esther M. Diller, and M. Lois Rivera), 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. In 1936, he was ordained deacon for the Mt. Pleasant congregation, Chesapeake, Va., and served also as pastor of the Norview congregation in Norfolk, Va. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in Bethany Chapel East, Landis Homes, on Jan. 4, in charge of James R. Hess, Donald W. Good, and Robert G. Wenger; interment in Millport Cemetery.

[NI00168] Gospel Herald - March 6, 1990, p. 174:
Wenger, Marian Rosenberger, daughter of Isaac G. and Laura (Keller) Rosenberger, was born in Silverdale, Pa., Feb. 22, 1906; died at Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa., Feb. 10, 1990; aged 83. On Apr. 16, 1927, she was married to Roy G. Wenger, who died Jan. 1, 1990. Surviving are 3 sons (R. Gordon, Jr., J. Lowell, and Donald P.), 3 daughters (M. Lois, Marie W. Kauffman, and Esther M. Diller), 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church, Chesapeake, Va. Funeral services were held at Landis Homes Bethany East Chapel on Feb. 13, in charge of James R. Hess, Donald Good, and Robert G. Wenger; interment in Millport Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI00170] Gospel Herald - May 26, 1981, p. 422:
Allebach.- Edith K., daughter of Irvin K. and Susan F. (Kriebel) Moyer, was born near Elroy, Pa., Dec. 19, 1910; died at Abington Memorial Hospital on Apr. 26, 1981; aged 70 y. On Sept. 2, 1961, she was married to Abram G. Allebach, who survives. Also surviving are one stepdaughter (Betty McClymon), one granddaughter, one sister (Florence K.-Mrs. Orvis Johnston), and one half sister (Lizzie A. Moyer). She was a member of Lansdale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Towamencin Mennonite Church on Apr. 30, in charge of Jacob Z. Rittenhouse and Norman H. Bechtel; interment in Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI00171] Gospel Herald - March 5, 1957, pp 238-239:
Ruth, John Y., ----, Pa., was born July 8, 1875; died Dec. 27, 1956; aged 81 y. 5 m. 18 d. He is survived by his widow, one son, one daughter, 3 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were in charge of Ellis Mack with Marvin Anders assisting.

[NI00173] Gospel Herald - Dec. 27, 1960, pp 1105-1106:
Ruth, Martha M., widow of the late John Y. Ruth, died Aug. 6, 1960, at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa.; aged 80 y. 5 m. 19 d. Surviving are one son (Abram A., Harleysville, Pa.), and Salley Ruth, Eastern Mennonite Home. Services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home, on Aug. 9; interment in the Towamencin Cemetery.

[NI00174] Benjamin was born in Franconia township, near Elroy on Schoolhouse Road (Mahlon Cassel Jr. farm). Here he farmed and operated a blacksmith shop. Isaac Hallman (father of Ephraim, Linford and Wellington) was his hired man and partner in the blacksmith business. Benjamin later moved to a farm along Wambold Road. His son Warren then farmed it, then Henry Godshow. It is now owned by Max Baum just east of the Turnpike. He was ordained Deacon at Towamencin Mennonite Church on June 1, 1899. (Ruth Genealogy p. 56)

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 310C:
Benjamin H. Ruth, 21, farmer; wife Kate, 27; dau Lizzie, 6; son John Y., 4; Isaac Hallman, other, 24, farm laborer

Herald of Truth - Feb. 18, 1904, pp 63-64:
RUTH.-Feb. 1, 1904, near Kulpsville, Montg. Co., Pa., Deacon Benj. Ruth, aged 54 Y., 9 M., 7 D. Bro. Ruth had been afflicted with lagrippe and heart failure fro a little less than two weeks. He leaves a sorrowing wife and four children to mourn his loss. Services at the house by Jacob Moyer; at the Towamencin M. H. by A. Mack and J. Clemmer. Texts, Matt. 25:21 and 1 Thess. 5:12. Buried in the cemetery near by. Peace to his ashes.

[NI00175] Gospel Herald - Feb. 16, 1922, pp 911-912:
Souder. - Catharine P., wife of Fred H. Souder, Lansdale, Pa., fell asleep in Jesus Jan. 20, 1922, aged 68 y. 7 m. 5 d., after lingering for several months with bright's disease. She seemed to realize her work on earth was nearly ended and looked to the city that had foundations. Sister Souder had a loving disposition and was largely and favorably known among the Mennonites of eastern Pennsylvania. Bro. and Sister Souder enjoyed the Christian fellowship of the church and visited extensively the congregations of the neighboring counties. By a former marriage to the late Benjamin Ruth, deacon of the Towamencin congregation, she was blessed with 4 children. Two (John and Howard) survive. Warren and Elizabeth Cassel preceded her in death. Two step-children (Artemus Souder and Laura, wife of Wilson Stauffer) also remain to mourn her departure beside the grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 24 at the Towamencin Mennonite meeting house by Frank Cassel, Jonas Mininiger, J. C. Clemens, and Isaac Kulp. Text, Rev. 2:10.
"Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls his own,
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown."

[NI00176] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3b:
Michael Young, 30, blacksmith; Mary, 21; Elias Price, 20, blacksmith

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81A, taken June 8:
Michael Young, 60, farmer; wife Mary, 52; son Daniel, 29; granddau Mary, 3M

[NI00179] 1930 PA census - Towamencin Twp, Mont. Co, p. 15 of 26: Howard Y. Ruth, Head, 49; wife Verna, 48; son Howard Jr., 26; son Markley, 22; son John, 13.

[NI00180] Gospel Herald - June 27, 1912, pp 207-208:
Ruth. - Warren Y. Ruth died at his home near Mainland, Pa., May 5; aged 29 y. 11 m. 5 d. He was afflicted with spasms early in the spring and was taken to the University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., and underwent a successful operation on his head. He came home improved and there was hope for his recovery; but God's ways are not our ways, so it turned for the worse and he died of paralysis. He is survived by a sorrowing widow and a four-year old daughter. One son preceded him to the spirit-world. He is also survived by his mother, 2 brothers and 1 sister. Services at the Towamencin M. H. June 10, by the brethren, Christian Allebach, Jacob Moyer and Jacob Clemens. Text, John 11:25. Interment was made in the adjoining graveyard.

[NI00181] In 1852, he purchased 6 acres from Jeremiah Kriebel estate with blacksmith shop. He subsequently purchased 3 other tracts. In 1857, he conveyed these combined tracts now containing 22 acres to John Goshow. This is now the Arthur Leatherman farm, Schoolhouse Road, southwest of Elroy (sold in 1966 for industrial development).
Israel and Elizabeth then moved to North Front St., Souderton, where Elizabeth had a millinery shop. He was hostler at the hotel next door and watch-man at the Old Union National Bank Building, Main St. (Ruth p 48)

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 4 - Israel Ruth, 22, blacksmith; Mary, 21, Benjamin, 1; John Climer, 22, tailor.

Herald of Truth - March 7, 1907, pp 99-100:
Ruth.-On Feb. 21, 1907, in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Israel Ruth. He died at the home of his son. He was buried on the 26th at the Towamencin Mennonite M. H. He reached the advanced age of 81 Y., 5 M., 7 D. He was twice married and leaves two sons to mourn his death.

[NI00183] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22, taken Aug. 28:
George Hunsicker, 53, farmer; Anna, 44; George, 19, laborer; Charles, 17, blacksmith; William, 14, Hannah, 11

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp, roll 1157, p. 86C:
George Hunsicker, 84; wife Ann, 73

[NI00186] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306C:
John H. Ruth, 27, farm laborer; Sarah, wife, 26; Mary, dau, 2

[NI00197] Check the Towamencin cemetary listing for a John Ruth (1785-1817). Is he the same as this John?

[NI00202] chart says Barbara Ledrach - ??

[NI00211] WILL OF JACOB OBERHOLTZER is in Oberholtzer Family History

Jacob and Deborah were first cousins - their mothers (Deborah Krey and Catherine Krey) were sisters.

[NI00212] CONFLICT: Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families I: A Survey of Immigrants of the Haldeman Family of Switzerland to Montgomery, Chester and Lancaster Counties, p. 707, does not list Deborah as a child of Christian Haldeman and Catharine Krey. Something isn't quite right with the dates. Catharine Krey was born about 1715, so Deborah would have been born after 1735, but Deborah's daughter Catharine was probably born about 1738.

[NI00219] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 187, taken June 29:
Jacob Ruth, 77, gentleman; Mary Ruth, 75; Susana Ruth, 46, serving
Following household is their son Jacob Ruth.

Herald of Truth - June 1871, pp 94-95 Obituaries:
Ruth. - On the 20th of April, in Franconiaville, Montgomery county, Pa., JACOB RUTH, aged about 80 years. Buried on the 22nd at the Plain Meeting-house.

[NI00226] In 1772, Jacob purchased frrom Hendry Hendricks a tract of 111 acres in Hatfield Township (Philadelphia Co., but since 1784, Montgomery Co.) for L. 595. This is a long and somewhat narrow tract bordering the north side of Forty Foot Road west of and including part of the Hatfield Speedway and Auction grounds, also the newly built Pennfield School and the farms of Otto Hilgner and Arthur Hackman.
In 1790, he purchased 20 acres in Franconia Township from Benjamin Wilson, atty, for Robert Clibborn Wilson of Ireland who owned 800 acres in the southern end of that township.
In 1799, he purchased from Manasses Fretz 8 1/4 acres in Hilltown Township on which was a tanyard. He had already been assessed for it since 1796, and now after the purchase his son Isaac was assessed for it till 1804 when it was sold to Joseph Ratzell.
In the 1785 Hatfield Township assessment, Jacob is listed for 111 acres, 2 horses, 6 cattle; in 1783 for 3 horses, 4 cattle, and 5 sheep.
In 1780, he paid L. 71, 10sh, for the Effective Supply Tax (war tax) rate $2.12 per hundred; valuation L. 2750.
In 1787, 88, 97-1800, Jacob Ruth was an assessor, and a township supervisor during 1800-02, also 1810.
Jacob wrote his will on Nov. 1, 1817, witnessed by Abraham Shipe, Sr. and Jacob Overholtzer. An account of the estate was filed with the Register's Office, Norristown, on Sept. 11, 1822 by Jacob Ruth, Jr., executor, showing valuation of $5336.90 1/2. Final settlement was made April 1, 1836 (dates don't match) following the death of the widow (November 9, 1838). The balance, $2091.18, was divided into seven shares, son Isaac being excluded because he was indebted to the estate for a much larger sum than his share of inheritance. Daughter Elizabeth with husband, Christian Atherhold, was living in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia; Daughter Mary with husband James Yocum in Lower Salford Tounship; Daughter Catherine married to Abraham Cassel was a widow. Daughters Madgdalena Keeler and Sarah Sellers were both deceased, as was also son John. Jacob was living on a part of the stead and was the executor of the will. Sarah's share was divided into 13 equal parts of $22.98 each for her children who were scattered over a wide area in Pennsylvania and Ohio. John's share was divided into 6 parts of $49.79 each for his children of whom 4 were minors (Source: Ruth book - which also includes the text of Jacob's will).

[NI00228] Henry Ruth was probably born sometime between 1690 and 1700, in Europe, and died in New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pa., apparently during the winter of 1756-1757. His will seems to indicate that he was twice married; his second wife Magdalena, variously spelled Magdalen, Modlena or Madlen, surviving him. Also surviving were nine children of whom a son Henry was a child of the first marriage. The remaining eight were Christian, John, Andrew, Abraham, Cornelius, Mary, Jacob and Bishop David Ruth.

The first official public record that we have of Henry's presence in Pennsylvania is the recording of a deed, dated February 14, 1718, whereby David Powell on behalf of the Proprietaries of the Colony granted to Henry Ruth 200 acres of Land in Salford Township, Philadelphia County (present-day Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County). This tract of land is located west of present-day Harleysville. (notes from "Ruth Geneology" compiled by Warren R. Kriebel, first edition (c) 1972) (David Driver has this book)

Heckler writes (History of Harleysville and Lower Salford Twp., p. 57): "He wrote his name in German: Rudt, and Ruht, for so we find it as witness to deeds and wills. He came up here [to Lower Salford] from New Britain, Bucks Co., and after owning a tract of land and premises here 29 years, he and his wife returned to the neighborhood from whence he came." [For a description of this land, see p. 57, History of Harleysville.] On May 23, 1747, Henry purchased 200 acres at the western end of New Britain Township from Methusalah Evans, about a mile east of present-day Line Lexington.

Henry's will is dated Dec. 12, 1753, no doubt written by one of his Welsh Baptist neighbors, perhaps the pastor of the Montgomery Baptist Church, Rev. Benjamin Griffith, who was a neighbor of Henry, his land bordering on the south of Henry's tract. The will was proved Jan. 25, 1757 at Newtown, the county seat at that time. The executor was the second oldest of Henry's children, Christian.

It has been claimed that he came to Pennsylvania in 1717, landing at Philadelphia on Aug. 10 of that year in company with several fellow Mennonites - Hans Reiff and Dielman Kolb, Jr. with wife Elizabeth (Schnebeli) Kolb.

Warren Kriebel, in Ruth Genealogy - The Ruth Families, pp 4-6, presents his research into the Ruth origins. There were three distinct branches of the name - a Mennonite branch, a Reformed Lutheran branch, and a Catholic branch. It is believed that the Mennonite branch came from Switzerland to the Palatinate.
After the severe persecution which started afresh in Zurich, Switzerland in 1635, and soon spread to Berne, Valentine Hutwohl wrote on Dec. 4, 1641, that 450 from Berne, mostly on seven ships, arrived in the Palatinate. "These are scattered among the fellow believers throughout the region, over a 12-mile territory. Amongst these you will find those who need canes, being 70, 80, and 90 years old. On the whole they need clothing sorely; they didn't take more along than what they had on their backs. With their little bedding, we don't know how to keep them warm. Some amongst us have 7, 8, or 9 living with them. In that way some of us have very little cheese, butter and other provisions ... When you speak of their poverty, they sigh, wishing that they had had their homes and farmlands here before. They cannot rent for they have not the wherewithal to pay, and they have no furniture, no equipment to farm, no horse, no wagon, no plow and all that belongs thereto, no shed, etc., and they must need wait one and a half years before they get fruit of their sowing. Until that time we will need to provide maintenance ... You can imagine what the situation must mean and whereas the Mennonites in the Palatinate are not very well to do and they probably have enough trouble themselves, there is an added burden by the great number of these persecuted people."
Among these were (here follows a list of names of which some have since become familiar family names in America because of subsequent migrations): Eschleman, Snyder, Gutt (Good), Wenger, Witmer, Wingert, Schmidt, Herr, Lotscher (Latshaw), Borockholder (Burkholder), Stoffer (Stauffer), Fredericks, Anthony, Hiers, Rohr, Ech, Muller, Leicht (Lichty, Light), Engel, Hornich (Harnish?), Wirtz, Mosser, Graber, Ebbe (Eby), Winger, Schenck (Shenk), Newkommet (Newcomer), Burge (Bergey), Weber, Vouck, Pitzge, Leeman (Lehman), Abi, Steiner, Phadt, Reyst (Reist). Among these were also Peter Root, of Fronsheim, age 32 years, wife Anna Ruyschur [Risser], 30, and a mother Frommick Eck, 72 [Davis says this was Verena Eichacher]; 4 children, oldest 9, given 2 beds, a cow, clothing, 2 sheets, 2 pairs of shoes. (from "The Lancaster Mennonite Conference, History and Background" by Ira D. Landis, pp 37-39, ch. 5 "Leaving Their First Homeland")

Our Heinrich may or may not be of the Swiss lineage. I have used the lineage as posited by Davis in Emigrants vol. 2, p. 356. He thinks that Henry may have been the son of Heinrich Ruth, son of Hans Ruth born 1620 in Hesse, Germany. Of Hans Ruth it is stated that he was born a Reformed member but later became a Weidertaufer. Heinrich married Adelheid Neukommet of Eggiwil, Bern, in 1677 at Weiler, Germany, so it would seem likely that Heinrich was also of Swiss origin.

[NI00230] Henry Ruth Jr., on Sept. 4, 1745, purchased 100 acres in Lower Salford Twp, which he sold to Christian Stauffer on May 16, 1755. It is located along Store Road, west of the village of Mainland, which in turn is on Rt. 63 between Harleysville and Kulpsville. At the settlement of his father's estate on Mar. 15, 1758 he received 15 pounds from the executor. On May 30, 1757 he purchased 100 acres in Hilltown Twp, Bucks Co. from Walter McCool and wife Mercy. He sold this to Christian Lederach on Apr. 20, 1763. On Mar. 20, 1762 he purchased 90 acres from Ephraim Thomas, also in Hilltown Twp, which he sold to Casper Crimer on Apr. 30, 1763. On Mar. 8, 1763 he bought two acres in Rockhill Twp from George Shermer and on Apr. 25, 1763, another 132 acres from John Heany in the same township. It was here that Henry died. His will, written Mar. 7, 1765, was executed by his brother-in-law Jacob Hunsicker and Samuel Moyer, who conveyed his lands to Valentine Burkstresser on Dec. 27, 1766. His widow Elizabeth was assessed in Hilltown Twp during the years 1781-1789, usually for 10 acres. (Ruth Genealogy - The Ruth Families p. 11)

Henry's will, a copy of the original, can be seen on pp 373-374 of Ruth Genealogy - The Ruth Families, with a typed transcription following on p. 375. Written March 7, 1765, proved April 17, 1765.
Be it Remembred That I Henry Ruth of the Township of Rockhill in the County of Bucks in the province of pensilvania yeoman being mindful of my mortality thought proper whilst mercifully favourid with a perfect sound mind & memory to settle my worldly Estate by this my Last Will & Testament in Manner and form following that is to say first I will the payment of my Just Debts and funeral Expenses and I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elisabeth one hundred pound sound lawful money of pensilvania to be paid to her in one year after my Decease & my bed ... bedstead and is furniture & the bed & bedstead of the two younger childern and the Grattil [probably cradle] with the beding belonging to at [it] and a Chisd [chest] maid of bind [pine] boards three beuder [pewter] disches three beuder blads [plates] and a cow and seven sheep the which Legacy my wife freely accepts of in lieu of her Dower and Right of Widowhoof and I give and devise all my Estate Real and personal to be sold, except such which is giving to my wife above mentioned after my Decease by my Executors hereafter mentioned and the monys to be bood [put] upon Intres [interest] except the one hundred pound which is given to my Wife afor said and the Intres mony shall be for the maintaining of my children to the time as my youngest Chil is fourten years of age and after at shall be equally to be divided amongst my childern except to my elder son Michel shall have one shilling sterling over and above his equal chair [share] with the rest of my childern and I nominate my good and trusty frind Samuel Mayer of the Township of Hilltown in the County of Bucks and Jacob Hunsacor of the saim plais my Executors giving them full power and authority to bargain sell and dispose of all my Estate both Real and personal except what above excepted which I give to my Wife (in the performans of this Will granting and transfering unto them and the survivor of them full power and authority [etc.?], this presents to maick [make?] and execute firm tithes indefeasible and effectual Deeds and Convayinces in Low [law] on all my lands to such person or persons as will purchase the saim and I revock all former wills and this and no other shall be my will in witnes wherof I the said Henry Ruth have set my hand and seal herunto this the seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hunderd and sixty-five 1765.
Sialed signed and delivered as my last will in the present of us...
Signed by John Heany [possibly Junior or Senior], an unreadable signature [possibly Christian Clemmer - my guess], Ludwig Benner, and Heinrich Ruth, April 17, 1765.

[NI00232] Abstracts of Bucks County Wills, 1785-1825, Will Book No. 7:
Page 278. John Ruth, New Britain Twp., weaver. October 28, 1805. Proved August 1, 1807. Gdsn. Henry Ruth of Twp. and Co. on [sic] Montgomery exr. 100 acres I live on to Ann Ruth, widow of son Henry Dec'd. and her ch. by him. Dau. Magdalena Delp. Wits: David Ruth, Jacob Swarts, Abraham Swarts.

[NI00237] David Ruth was a minister serving at Line Lexington 1796(?) - 1820.

[NI00239] Gospel Herald - Sept. 11, 1956, pp 886-887:
Wenger, Timothy J., son of Jab and Hannah (Brenneman) Wenger, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., on Feb. 18, 1864; passed away at his home near Fentress, Va., on Feb. 11, 1956; aged 91 y. 11m. 23 d. Death was preceded by an illness of about 5 weeks, up to which time he had enjoyed good health, and had been a regular attendant of church and Sunday school each Sunday. In 1886 he was married to Mary Powell. To this union were born 2 sons and 8 daughters. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1923, and 2 daughters. Surviving are one sister (Mrs. Katie Brunk, Denbigh, Va.), 8 children (Anna-Mrs. Moses Hertzler, and Mollie-Mrs. Sam Brunk, of Denbigh; Mrs. Lessie Hershberger , Harrisonburg, Va.; Etta-Mrs. Ernest Miller, Mrs. Lula Lehman, Mrs. Ida Shaddinger, Roy and Powell, all of Fentress), 34 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ in his youth and in 1900 was ordained deacon of the Springdale Mennonite Church in Augusta County. He also taught school a number of years in the Greenmount vicinity, and in Augusta County. In 1908 he moved with his family to Fentress and served as deacon of the Mt. pleasant Church, where he remained a faithful worker and regular attendant. At the time of his death he was the oldest ordained man in the Mennonite Church and had served longest as deacon. Funeral services were conducted in the Mt. Pleasant Church by Joseph R. Driver and Clayton Bergey, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI00241] Abraham Wenger ... was a man of industry, integrity, and piety, very exact in business, a strong advocate of peace principles and nonconformity to the world, and a faithful, consistent member of the Mennonite church.
When forced into the Confederate army, and shouldering the musket, he remarked that by compulsion he would be obedient so far, but assured the officer that he would hurt no one.
In his every-day life he practiced the principles that he always advocated, and was true to his convictions, regardless of cost. His life was worth of imitation. -- Solomon B. Wenger, South English, Iowa

See Lindale's Song pp 15-19 for a story of Virginia Mennonites in the Civil War.
... Before long Mennonite young men were forced into the army, in many cases against their wishes. The above Jacob Wenger is an example. When coerced into Confederate military service he agreed to carry a gun but he "assured the officer that he would hurt no one." If this is the Jacob Wenger of the Greenmount area, his paretns were Joseph and Barbara Beery Wenger who lived near Edom. Father Joseph, being an old man when the war came, became very distraught when the soldiers came to burn his barn in the fall of 1864, and he tried to keep the fire from spreading to his house. "His strength was overpowered" and he never fully recovered. He died four months later.

Herald of Truth - August 1879, pp 157-158:
July 22nd, about 5 miles north of Harrisonburg, Va., Bro. JACOB WENGER, aged about 50 years. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and a useful man in the neighborhood where he resided. He was much interested in the progress of the church and took an active part in her Sunday Schools.

[NI00242] 1880 VA census - Rockingham Co, Linville District, p. 479D, taken June 12:
Hannah Wenger, 46, widow, keeping house; son Solomon B., 23, farmer; dau Annie, 21, at home, heart d.; dau Lydia, 20; son Adam, 18, servant; son Timothy, 16, servant; son Amos, 12, servant; son Samuel, 9; dau Maggie, 7; dau Katie, 5

Gospel Herald - June 5, 1919, pp 175-176:
Wenger. - Hannah, widow of Jacob Wenger (who preceded her in death nearly forty years ago) was born near Edom, Va., April 9, 1834; died May 13, 1919; aged 85 y. 1 m. 4 d. About a year ago she had a stroke of paralysis which intensified the infirmities of body and mind and from which she never recovered. Her descendants number 108 souls (99 of whom are living), there being 11 children, 73 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. With but few exceptions, those of accountable years have accepted Christ as their Savior. Fifty are members of the Mennonite Church, in which she was a member for some sixty years. Her long and faithful service, we believe, has won for her a crown of glory. As we look back over the flight of many years and picture mother with the responsibility of a large family, especially after father,s death, we recall so vividly the many tears and sleepless nights of grave concern for us all, the desire that we keep good company, the counsels against wrongs of every kind, the encouragement to read the Bible, and kindred books, and the anxiety to have us accept Christ and unite with the church. We often heard her say, "After we have been in heaven ten thousand years we have no less days to sing God's praise, than when we first begun." Her body was removed from Denbigh, Va., where she had her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. George R. Brunk, to the Lindale burying ground near Edom, Va., where services and interment took place on the 16th. Daniel Shank conducted the service at the home, and Lewis Shank and A. P. Heatwole at the church near the place of burial. --A. D. Wenger.

[NI00243] Mostly self-educated; mastered English, German and vocal music, and understood French, Greek and Latin. Died of fever and exposure - following severe illness, autumn 1864, his strength was overtaxed in attempting to keep fire from spreading to home when barn was burned by soldiers in Civil War. (Beery Family History p. 88)

Herald of Truth - May 1865, pp 39-40:
On the 14th of Feb., near Edom, in Rockingham Co., Virginia, with slow fever, Joseph Wenger, aged 70 years, 4 mo., and 27 days.

[NI00244] Barbara Beery was the oldest of her father John Beery's family, and was raised at the homestead three-fourths of a mile south of Edom, Rockingham Co., Va. When at the age of 23 years she married Joseph Wenger. Soon afterwards they began housekeeping on a portion of the Wenger estate, one-fourth mile east of Edom, where they started in the forest, and with the blessings of good health, brawny arms, and willing hands they converted it into a well-improved farm, besides adding other farms.

It is natural that we reverence our parents. Indeed, it is due unto them. But how sad it is in some instances where children do not respect father and mother, especially in old age. The above parents were kind to their children, yet strict, and decisive, and the longer I live, the more I consider that they did the right thing at the right time, and the more thankful I am for the training and advice I received at their hands. My memory of these sainted and departed parents is indelibly fixed in my mind.

This sketch is written on the date of mother's anniversary of her birth, 110 years ago to-day (March 12, 1905). These parents united with the Mennonite church in early life, and are buried at the Lindale Mennonite church cemetery, a short distance north of Edom, Va.--(Their Son, Joseph H. Wenger, South English, Iowa) (Abraham Beery Descendants pp 18-19)

[NI00245] From Lindale's Song, pp 3-4:
Another prominent early settler was Joseph G. Wenger (1747-1812) , who settled southeast of Edom soon after the American Revolution. He and his wife Barbara Huber (changed to Hoover in Virginia) are also buried at Lindale. They bought nearly 600 acres of timberland that included a fine spring. Joseph and Barbara had 13 children, three of whom became ministers. Christian and Abraham became Brethren and Mennonite ministers in Augusta County. Benjamin, a Mennonite minister, lived near Dayton, Virginia.
After bearing 13 children Barbara died and Joseph G. Wenger married his second wife, Anna Hockman. They had five children, the first one being Joseph II who married Barbara Beery. Joseph II and Barbara's fourth child was Isaac Wenger, who married Lydia Brenneman, thus joining the two pioneer Brenneman and Wenger families who have many descendants at Lindale. ...

[NI00247] Herald of Truth - October 1874, p. 175:
Died, on the 6th of September, in Holmes county Ohio, of Sciatic Rheumatism, Sister CATHARINE, wife of George MUMAW, aged 48 years and 2 days. Her mortal remains were committed to their final resting place on the 7th, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives who had assembled to pay her the last tribute of love. She leaves a deeply afflicted husband, with whom she lived in peace for a period of thirty-one years, seven children, four grand children, three sisters and four brothers to mourn their loss. Services by Henry Beery and Henry Kilmer in German, and the writer in English, from 2nd Timothy, 4:6-8.
Sister Mumaw was afflicted for about three years, and toward the latter part of this time she was totally deprived of the use of her legs, and had to content herself in reclining on a rocking-chair, or upon her bed. She had continual pains - sometimes hardly to be endured, yet she was always cheerful and pleasant, and bore her afflictions with much patience and Christian resignation. It seemed that no physician could restore her; none but the Great Physician, who we have great reason to believe has restored her to that healthful clime in a state of bliss and eternal joy and happiness, in the heavenly mansion, in the presence of an innumerable company of angels; among those who came out of "great tribulation, and washed their robes in the blood of the lamb, among those who hunger and thirst no more, for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of water, pure as Crystal, and shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
The father and children may well comfort themselves with the hymn:
"Farewell mother, God has called thee
Home to dwell with Christ above;
Where no pain nor sickness enter,
And where all is joy and love.

Here thy form was bent and feeble,
Sore disease had bent thee down;
But through grace and faith in Jesus,

Thou shalt wear the golden crown." which the departed mother selected during her stay at the Mansfield Water Cure, and handed it to one of her daughter, exclaiming, "Preserve this hymn: you may want it as a token of me." She was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church, and was faithful in the discharge of Christian duties: was a bright and shining light in the church, beloved and respected, a kind and affectionate wife, mother and neighbor; and by her Christian course, walk and conversation, became endeared to the hearts of a large circle of acquaintances among whom she lived.
Her greatest solicitude was for her children. A few days before her death she called them all to her bed side, extending her pale and feeble hands, embracing each in her arms and bidding them the last farewell: earnestly exhorting them to consecrate themselves to God and his service, associate with humble and good people, and so live and labor that they could all meet her in heaven where there is no parting. It is hoped that her motherly admonitions will not be forgotten.
The neighborhood and the church deeply deplore their loss. She is greatly missed by all, but especially by the bereaved father and children, and will only be comforted by the thought that their loss is her eternal gain - by the thought that she has fought the good fight, finished her course and kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for her a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge will give her, and not only to her, but to all them that obey his gospel, and love his appearing.
JACOB KILMER

[NI00251] The subject of this sketch came from Pennsylvania to Virginia when a young man. As his parents afterwards came from Adams county, Pa., to Virginia, this is some evidence that he was born in that county. Then, sometime between 1792 and 1794, he married Barbara Kagy (my grandmother) of Shenandoah county, Va., and, during the first few years of their married life, they lived in New Market, Shenandoah Co., Va., near the line between Shenandoah and Rockingham counties, where their first child (Barbara, my mother) was born March 12, 1795. Soon afterwards, about 1796, they purchased a large tract of land, mostly timber, about three-fourths of a mile south of Edom, Rockingham Co., Va. Here they made a fine home and raised a large family of industrious and intelligent children. The homestead portion of this farm fell to his eighth son, Henry Beery, and later to Henry's son, Henry C. Beery. Then, in 1898 or 1900, it was purchased by Mr. Perry Swank. A part of the present Noah W. Beery farm and a portion of the Isaac N. Beery farm were taken from the foregoing original purchase. Grandfather John Beery erected a fulling mill and carding machine upon his premises. This building was burned about 1810 or 1812, but soon after was replaced by a brick building, enlarged and improved. This was about a hundred yards northwest of the homestead buildings. Here he died of old age June 25, 1834, and his wife died Sept. 25, 1835, from injuries received by being thrown from her formerly gentle horse, while returning, after services, from the Brenneman Mennonite church. The accident occurred by a hog jumping out from the old-fashioned fence corner, and frightening her. However she lingered for a time in a crippled condition. She and her husband are buried in the Lindale Mennonite church cemetery, just north of Edom, where small but neat white tombstones were erected by the descendants in 1902. These dear old grandparents were consecrated members of the Mennonite church, as also were all their children except two.--(Grandson, Joseph H. Wenger, South English, Iowa, Abraham Beery Descendants p 14)

[NI00258] Herald of Truth - March 1867, pp 46-48:
On the 18th of January, in Rockingham. Co., Virginia, of Pneumonia, ANNA, widow of Christian BRENNEMAN, dec,d, and daughter of Pre. Henry Shank, who was one of the first ministers of the Mennonite Church in the county, aged 71 years, 8 months, and 8 days. She was buried on the 20th. Funeral services were conducted by John Geil, Samuel Coffmann, and Jacob Miller, from Rev. 14:13. The deceased was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church about fifty years. She was sick only a few days. The last thirty six hours of her life she lay as though she was asleep. She breathed out her last breath in calmness. We mourn her departure but we mourn not as those who have no hope; for we have reason to believe, that she was at peace with her Maker, and is now enjoying the reward of the blessed. O! what a consolation it is in the hour of death, if we have the comforting assurance that, when we go hence, we shall enter into the rest prepared for the children of God! We, too, are traveling to our eternal home, and we know not in what hour the messenger may call for us; for God is no respecter of persons, and persons are often taken away in the twinkling of an eye; therefore, we should try to be ready; for"in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." --Christian Brunk.

[NI00259] Was a prosperous lansholder and left his children well established in life. (WWW)

[NI00261] [S2] breneman Descendants of Abraham Breneman Charles D. Breneman Elida, Ohio 1939 A history of the
descendants of Abraham Breneman : born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, December 3, 1744, and settled near Edom, Rockingham County, Virginia, in 1770, or soon after, and a complete genealogical register with biographies of many of his descendants from the earliest available records to the present time, giving dates in three centuries / by Charles D. Breneman.

Lindale's Song pp 2-3:
The cemetery at Lindale began in March 1788, more than 110 years before the Lindale meetinghouse was built nearby. Abraham Breneman (1746-1788) and Maria Reiff (1746-1788) were Lancaster County, Pennsylvania natives who migrated to Rockingham County perhaps as early as 1770 and purchased about 800 acres of land in the Linville Creek area. Maria gave birth to eight children and then died soon after the birth of Eve Margaret, who also died. Sadly, Abraham buried his wife and daughter in March 1788, in a half acre of ground he set aside for a community burying ground. ...
The seven surviving children of Abraham and Maria scattered somewhat. Magdalena married Frederick Rhodes who became a Mennonite minister. They lived south of Harrisonburg. Elizabeth married Michael Miller and lived west of Harrisonburg. Melchior married Elizabeth Burkholder and they purchased 560 acres of his father's homestead near Edom. He became the first deacon of Brennemans Church, the local congregationt hat developed. Along with sons Abraham and Peter, and Melchior's half-brother, Christian, they built Brennemans meetinghouse in 1826. Several children of Abraham and Maria lived in Augusta County, Virginia and Ohio. Not all remained Mennonite. Anna Barbara married Jacob Hildebrand and they owned a large tract of land five miles northwest of Waynesboro near the HIldebrand Mennonite Church, where their youngest son, Jacob Jr., became an outstanding bishop during Civil War times and later.
About two years after Maria Breneman and baby Eve Margaret died, Abraham married Magdalena Shank (1769-1851), who was 25 years younger than Abraham. He then fathered a second family of eight more children, the youngest being born when Abraham was 60. Many of these eventually lived in Ohio. Son Henry, with his bride Barbara Beery, migrated to Fairfield County, Ohio, where he had two farms, a grist mill and a saw mill. Twice, it is told of Henry, he made the round trip on foot to Rockingham County. Two of Henry and Barbara's sons, John M. and George, became Mennonite bishops in the Elida, Ohio area. ... Another son, Daniel, became a minister and in Indiana became the founder of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ (later Missionary Church). A number of Henry and Barbara Brenneman's descendants became Mennonite ministers or bishops, including the well-known Augsburgers of Ohio and Virginia. ...
Abraham and Magdalena Breneman's second child was Christian, who eventually married Anna Shank and helped build Brennemans meetinghouse. They had 12 children and both parents are buried at Lindale. The rest of Abraham and Magdalena's children lived in Ohio where, it is presumed, she died and was buried. Abraham Breneman, with 16 children, had 111 grandchildren, many of whom he never saw! He was described as a "pillar in the church," a tall, slend man, smooth shaven and highly respected by fellow Mennonites and his neighbors. Tradition says that before the Brennemans meetinghouse was built, regular church services were held in his home. When his youngest son David was nine years old, Abraham Breneman died at age 70 in 1815 by contracting "camp fever" from some soldiers who returned from the War of 1812. He was buried with his first wife Maria in the Lindale cemetery.

[NI00263] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 80:
Christian Brenaman, 75, farmer; Ann, 68; Rebecca, 18; Hannah, 16; David, 14
Christian Brunk, 27, farmer; Magdalena [Brenneman], 26; Michael, 5; Ann, 3; Susanna, 2; George, 20, laborer
Isaac Wenger, 26, farmer; Lydia [Brenneman], 24; [p. 80b] Ann, 1
Christian Funk, 35, farmer; Frances [Brenneman], 32; Ann, 10; Susannah, 8; Samuel, 6; Hetty, 2
Martin Brenaman, 24, farmer; Susanna, 22; John, 4/12; Henry Good, 22, laborer

[NI00265] from Lindale's Song p 9:
It appears that Henry Shank (1758-1836) and Henry Rhodes ( 1748-1827) were the first two Virginia Mennonite bishops. Henry and his wife Anna may have come to Virginia around 1783 and lived close to his brother-in-law, Abraham Breneman. Bishop Henry and Anna are buried at Lindale. His gravestone says that for 52 years he was a "diligent minister of the Gospel." Shank outlived Bishop Henry Rhodes who died in 1827.

[NI00269] MILITARY: Enlisted Oct. 8, 1863 at Rockingham for service in Civil War. Served with Co. B, 41 Batt. Va. Cavalry and also Co. B., 23 Va. Cavalry. Paroled May 19, 1865.

1850 VA census - Rockingham Co, Harrisonburg Twp (roll 974) p. 16 - Lewis Powell, 22, and Mary A. Berry, 14, and Mary Ann's sister Barbara Ann, 6?, are listed in the household of Henry E. & Mary Rexrode(?), farmer. Franklin Mowbray, 14, and Tazewell Mowbray, 21, are also listed.

Herald of Truth - March 14, 1907, pp 109-110:
Powel.-On Feb. 9, 1907, in Rockingham Co., Va., at the residence of his son-in-law, Joseph Good; Lewis Powel, aged 79 Y., 18 D. He had suffered a long time with paralysis. His wife died six weeks before. Surviving him are two sons (Henry, of Tennessee, and Lewis, of Virginia), and three daughters (Josephine Good and Mary Wenger of Virginia and Maria Brunk of Ohio). Funeral was held at Cook's Creek Presbyterian church, where services were conducted by John Ruff, assisted by Joseph F. Heatwole. Text, 2 Pet. 3:4.

[NI00270] Gospel Witness - January 23, 1907, p. 688:
POWELL.-Annie Powell was born May 5, 1836; died in Rockingham Co., Va., Dec. 31, 1906; aged 80 y. 7 m. 25 d. She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church for a number of years. She is survived by her husband who is very much afflicted, almost helpless. Also five children, Henry of Tennessee, Lewis, who lives on the home farm, Mariah, wife of Pre. Perry Brunk of Ohio, Mary, wife of Dea. Timothy Wenger of Augusta Co., W. Va., Josephine, wife of Joseph Good, of Rockingham Co., Va. All were at home when mother died. Funeral services at the house by Jos. F. Heatwole and at the church by Pre. Ruff, the pastor, assisted by Jos. F. Heatwole. Text, Phil, 3;21.

Also Herald of Truth - January 17, 1907, pp 29-30:
Powell -Polly Ann Powell was born May 5, 1836, near Lilly, Va.; died Dec. 31, 1906, at the home of her son near Harrisonburg, Va., aged 70 Y., 7 M., 28 D. Her death followed an illness of several weeks of pneumonia and heart trouble. At the time of her death she was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters: Mary J. Brunk of Elida, Ohio; Mary E. Wenger of Augusta Co., Va.; Margaret S. Good of Rockingham, Va.; Henry J. Powell of Concord, Tenn., and Lewis J. Powell, Jr., of near Harrisonburg, Va. Funeral services were held on Jan. 2, 1907, at the home of Joseph F. Heatwole and at the church by John Ruff, assisted by Joseph F. Heatwole.

[NI00271] 1850 VA census - Greene Co (roll 947) p. 345b - William Powell, 41, farmer; Mary, 25, Henry, 18, (continued on next page, 346) John Powell, 15, Sally, 12, Francis, 10, Obadiah S., 8, Henry C., 5, William (T. or F.?), 1, Elizabeth, 14?; 3 others whose names I can't fully make out - John ? [not Powell], 30, farmer, Mary, 29, Sarah, 1?.

[NI00273] His wife was his first cousin, the daughter of his Uncle, Benjamin.
DEATH: Green County, Virginia; Will Book 1, p 184.

[NI00275] Culpeper County Deed Book D, Page 222, June 4, 1765, Recorded January 17, 1765, James Powell of Orange County unto Ann Powell of Culpeper County, one negro Woman, Vena until the sum of the estate of Honorias Powell and the estate of Ambrose Powell and 14 pounds of current money of Virginia to be paid to John Powell and then the said sum of money is to be paid Ann Powell, otherwise brothers Honorius Powell and Ambrose Powell and John Powell, his heirs, executors, and administrators do pay unto Ann Powell and her heirs, exec. etc. the said sum of money the said negro wrench returns the said James Powell, his heirs, exec; said Ann Powell being security to see all her three sons paid the sum of money paid Honorias Powell, Ambrose Powell, John Powell. Signed James Powell. Testees: Steven Shiflett, Elizabeth Shefsshot; Roger Dixon, Clerk.

[NI00279] 1850 VA census - Greene Co p. 352 - John Riddle, 69, farmer; Elizabeth, 66; John, 25, laborer; Ann, 22 [John Jr's wife?].

[NI00281] James Riddle served in the American Army during the Revolution. Was appointed with his brothers an executor of his fathers will in 1776. He received from the estate a third part of land containing two hundred fifty acres, and a negro slave named Sampson. He was a farmer in Orange County, Va., and owned numerous slaves.

[NI00283] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co, Harrisonburg Twp (roll 974) p. 27b - Alexander Berry, 46, blacksmith; Susan, 40, Mary A., 14, Elizabeth, 12, Eliza and Augustine, 10 (twins), Barbara, 7, William A., 5, David H., 3, Margaret E., 1/12.

[NI00284] Norman Wenger's father, Powell Wenger, used to laugh that Susan Black married a Berry and that made her a Blackberry.

Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1883, pp 29-30:
BERRY.-Near New Erection, Rockingham Co., Va., Sister Susanna Berry. Aged 72 years, 4 months and 3 days. Buried at the Bank church, where appropriate remarks were made by G.D. Heatowle, D.S. Heatwole and W.T. Price. Text, 3 Cor. 5:1.

[NI00285] There is an 1828 Chancery Case in Augusta County, Virginia where Rebecca sues her brother Thomas over a dispute involving settlement of her Father's Estate. According to Rebecca, the entire family had worked to pay for a farm which Thomas frauduently had deeded to himself. The case involves testimony that give insights to the personal lives of the family members and tells of their migration from New Jersey to Rockingham County about the time of the Whiskey Rebellion. It also reveals that Rebecca had two children out of wedlock including an unnamed daughter and a son Alexander.

BIRTH: Letter from Christos Christou, Jr., Baltimore MD, to Norman Wenger in Bridgewater VA; Letter dated 8 Dec 1994.

[NI00288] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974), Harrisonburg Twp, p. 15:
Benjamin Hoover, 50, cooper, born Pa.; Barbara, 46, born Va.; Malinda, 12; Sarah Ann, 10; John, 8?; Nancy, 6; Isaac Black, 89, born Pa., blind

[NI00297] Former John Deere dealer in Silverdale, Pa.

1930 PA census, Bucks Co, Silverdale, p. 3B, Mt. Pleasant Road:
Isaac G. Rosenberger, head, age 49, married at age 23, farmer
wife Laura K., age 45, married at age 19
son Stanley, age 9
son H. Leroy, age 9
Next to them in the census is the family of Harper W. Beyer, 43, wife Sarah, 39; John O. Hedrick, orphan, 18; son Harper Beyer Jr., 12, son Thomas F. L., 7, dau Elizabeth, 4, son Edgar W., 5/12. Is this the family of their granddaughter Dorothea's husband?

SSDI: Harper Beyer b. Oct 28, 1917 d. Dec 1975, res: Abington, Mont. Co PA
Thomas L. Beyer b. Aug 5, 1922 d. Sep 25, 1998, res: Schwenksville, Mont. Co PA

Gospel Herald - Jan. 15, 1957, p. 70:
Rosenberger, Isaac G., husband of Mary (Detweiler) Rosenberger, was born near Silverdale, Pa., Dec. 20, 1880; passed away Dec. 12, 1956, at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., where he and his wife have been guests for the past year; aged 75 y. 11m. 22 d. A serious of strokes caused his death. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, a faithful worker in the church and Sunday school for many year, and also a member of various Franconia Conference boards. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Alvin K., Farmington, Maine, and H. LeRoy, Perkasie, Pa.), a daughter (Mrs. Marian Wenger, Fentress, Va.), 2 sisters, one brother, 16 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. His first wife (Laura Keller), and a son and a daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Church on Dec. 16 in charge of David Derstine, Jr., with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI00298] Gospel Herald - Aug. 10, 1945, pp 350-351:
Rosenberger. - Laura, wife of Isaac G. Rosenberger, Silverdale, Pa., peacefully fell asleep, June 15, 1945, at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., where she had been admitted eleven days earlier; aged 60 y. 8m. 27 d. Her life was one of much suffering caused by various complications, but she was able to move around the family circle most of the time. We saw her fast declining and knew we could not have her with us long, yet the parting is hard. We humbly say, "Thy will be done." Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons (Alvin K., Chalfont, Pa.; Stanley and LeRoy, twins, Silverdale, Pa.), one daughter (Marian - Mrs. Roy G. Wenger, Fentress, Va.), her mother (Anna Geil Keller, Chalfont, Pa.), 2 brothers (Howard and Walter), 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One daughter (Esther) preceded her in death at the age of thirteen years. Funeral services were held June 20, from her late residence and at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, in charge of Melvin Bishop, Wilson Moyer, and Joseph Gross. Text, John 14: 1,2.

[NI00299] He is a Mennonite in religion, and in politics a Republican. (History of Bucks County, p. 675)

1880 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp, roll 1106, p. 277D:
Abm. Rosenberger, 27, farmer; wife Mary, 27; Anna Godshall, mother-in-law, 54; Catharine Swartz, 89; George Eckhart, 16, farm laborer

Gospel Herald - Feb. 24, 1916, 782-784:
Rosenberger. - Bro. Abraham B. Rosenberger died at his home in Hilltown Tp., Pa., Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 1916, after a lingering illness brought on principally by a tubercular affection of the lungs; aged 62 y. 9 m. 20 d. He was married to Mary G. Godshalk of Doylestown, Pa., Jan 10, 1880. This union was blessed with 6 children, one of whom preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, 5 children (Isaac, Anna, Emma, Martha, and Henry), and 5 grandchildren to mourn their loss. Also 2 brothers: Bishop Henry B. Rosenberger of Perkasie, and Jacob of Dublin. Funeral services were held by Bro. Aaron Freed at the house, and Bros. Joseph Ruth and Jacob Rush at the Blooming Glen meeting house. Text, Rom. 8:18. Interment in the adjoining buryingground. We trust that our loss may be his eternal gain.

[NI00300] Gospel Herald - June 10, 1926, pp 239-240:
Rosenberger. - Mary Godshalk Rosenberger was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Sept. 14, 1852; died at her home near Nace's Corner, Pa., April 14, 1926; aged 73 y. 7 m. She was united in marriage to Abraham B. Rosenberger, who preceded her in death ten years ago. This union was blessed with six children, five of whom survive (Isaac, Anna, wife of S. O. Landis, Henry, Emma, and Martha) also twelve grandchildren. She had been in declining health for a number of years, suffering from kidney trouble and other complications. For the last ten weeks she was confined to bed in a helpless condition, bearing her lot patiently. Funeral services were held April 19 with interment at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, of which she was a member. Text, Rev. 3:4, 5.
"Oh! call it not death, it is true indeed
The soul from the shackles of earth is freed
'Tis true, that dissolved is the house of clay,
And the spirit unchained hath passed away;
'Tis true, too, the loved on hath gone before
The home how darkened, that knows her no more,
But! call it not death, 'tis a holy sleep,
And the precious dust the Lord doth keep;
She shall wake again, and how satisfied
With the likeness of Him, of Him who died,
As He rose again, she shall also rise
From the grave, from the place where now she lies."

[NI00301] Killed in Philadelphia when his horse ran and his market-wagon was upset. (Roger's notes)
1870 Census for Philadelphia lists an Oliver Keller age 28 b. PA series M593, roll 1399, pg 305, who was a Shoemaker and lived alone. This Oliver would have been born in 1842, only 11 years difference between our Oliver.

There is another Oliver Keller buried at St. Peter's Union Cemetery (p. 125)
Levi B. Keller b. 14 Feb 1829 d. 19 Feb 1903
m. Hannah M. b. 4 Aug 1833 d. 27 Sep 1910
son Oliver S. Keller 1855-1924 m. Ellen B. 1855-1929
dau Anita L. Keller 1877-1879

[NI00302] 1910 PA census - Bucks Co, Perkasie Boro, roll 1320, p. 23b, taken April 27:
(125 5th Street) Annie Keller, Head, 44, widowed, 3 children, 3 living; son Howard, 22, single, Asst Freight Agt, R.R. Co.; (next page) son Walter Keller, 21, Cigar Box Maker, Box Factory

[NI00303] Gospel Herald - Aug. 13, 1963, pp 709-711:
Rosenberger, Mary B., daughter of Garrett and Sarah (Bergey) Detweiler, was born in Hilltown Twp., Pa., Feb. 10, 1880; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., July 6, 1963; aged 83 y. 4 m. 26 d. On June 13, 1946, she was married to Isaac G. Rosenberger, who died Dec. 12, 1956. Surviving are 3 stepchildren (Alvin K., H. Leroy, and Marion-Mrs. Roy G. Wenger) and 16 stepgrandchildren. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church. Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home, July 10, with Marvin Anders and David Derstine, Jr., officiating.

[NI00304] Is this Garret R. Detweiler, son of Garret Detweiler & Fannie Reiff?

[NI00311] Gospel Herald - Aug. 2, 1928, pp 382-383:
Rosenberger. - Esther K., daughter of Isaac G. and Laura K. Rosenberger, was born at Silverdale, Pa., Mar. 16, 1915; passed away at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., June 26, 1928; aged 13 y. 3 m. 10 d. She was sick just a short time during which she suffered much pain, but she bore it all patiently. She was operated on for appendicitis, but peritinitis had already set in. Although young in years, she had left us a wonderful experience. Before going to the hospital she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, asking to be baptized. From that time on she seemed to be living on higher ground. On Wednesday afternoon she wished to see us all. As we were standing around her bed she sang many beautiful songs and said, "Nobody should be ashamed to live for Jesus." She seemed greatly concerned about her girl friends, wishing that they would accept Christ also. The following Monday night she again sang, prayed, and talked. She said, "I,m going down the valley day by day and if I keep going down as fast as I have been these last three days maybe I won,t get well." Later she said, "Mother, take hold of my hand; not that I,m afraid. Oh, no." The following noon she fell asleep in Jesus. Although she is sadly missed we feel like saying, "Not our will but Thine be done." She is survived by her parents, 3 brothers (Alvin, Stanley, and Leroy), 1 sister (Marian - Mrs. Roy Wenger), 1 grandmother, uncles, aunts, and a large number of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Abram Histand, and at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church by Bros. Frank Swartz, Wilson Moyer, and Warren Bean. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"This tender bud just swelled to bloom,
When Heaven's high King transplanted it
From earth's bleak wilds and life's dark gloom
To realms by Christ's own glory lit." --The Family.

[NI00318] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 214b - George Geaghman, 31, farmer; Nancy Geaghman, 30, William, 6, Tobias, 4.

[NI00327] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 296

[NI00331] Andrew Swartz was one of the founders of the historic meeting in Lower Salford Township, January 25, 1738. An old writer tells us that he was an unordained preacher of this church, and that he became blind while serving in its pulpit. This seems to have been in 1748, but for his remaining years he continued to farm and fulfill his ministerial duties.
He was a witness of the will of Christian Stauffer of Salford Township, Feb. 26, 1735, and it is possible he married a sister of Christian Stauffer. (Boorse Family pp. 35-36)

Records at the Heimatstelle-Pfalz show that Andreas and Abraham were brothers. They came together from their home near Mannheim or Worms, in the Pfalz or Palatinate. With Andreas were 2 "jungen Kindern, Christian and Elizabeth, and his brother Abraham." It is presumed Andreas' wife died before he emigrated. He mentions in his will his son Christian, "begotten by my first wife deceased," and his deceased daughter Elizabeth, "likewise begotten by my said deceased first Wife."

Shortly after arriving in Pennsylvania, Andreas remarried, to Barbara [likely Stauffer]. They settled in Franconia Township... (Ruth Schwartz Brown)

[NI00363] Is this the same person as Clayton K. Cassel?

[NI00365] Gospel Herald - Feb. 14, 1918, pp 846-847:
HACKMAN. - John M. Hackman, a faithful brother in the Franconia, Ps. Congregation, passed away peacefully Nov. 14, 1917, after a five weeks illness of typhoid fever. He endured his portion of suffering very patiently, offering many short prayers. He leaves a sorrowing widow and five children. This happy Christian family and their beautiful home is broken up. His voice is stilled, his smiles are past, his presence remains to be remembered as a dear loving husband and a kind father. O what a change in so short a time, but we know it was the Lord's will. Age, 38y. 3m. 4d. "Bloved husband, Father of my five He left us all too soon. He longed to stay, and longed to go, But God claimed him His own. We watched him breathing through the night, His breathing soft and low, As in his breast the tide of life Kept heaving to and fro."

[NI00366] Gospel Herald - May 11, 1965, p. 419:
Wismer, Barbara M., daughter of John and Catharine (Musselman) Hackman, was born in Franconia Twp., Jan. 3, 1881; died of complications at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville. Pa., April 6, 1965; aged 84 y. 3 m. 3 d. On Nov. 15, 1902, she was married to David B. Wismer, who preceded her in death, Dec. 7, 1963. She is survived by 2 sons (John H. and Abram H.), one daughter (Katie H. - Mrs. Charles A. Voce), 5 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held April 10, in charge of Leroy Godshall and Curtis Bergey.

[NI00367] Gospel Herald - Sept. 11, 1962 pp 814-815 Obituaries:
Hunsberger, Katie, daughter of John and Katherine (Musselman) Hackman, was born near Franconia, Pa., June 14, 1844 (sic); died at Franconia, Aug. 1, 1962; aged 78 y. 1 m. 18 d. On March 31, 1906, she was married to Clayton K. Hunsberger, who died Sept. 26, 1956. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Barbara Wismer, Souderton). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 5, in charge of Menno Souder, Leroy Godshall, and Curtis Bergey.
(Transcriber's note: Born 1884?)

[NI00373] from "An Essay on the Stoner/Steiner Families of Pennsylvania," by Samuel S. Wenger (PMH Jan 1988):
To distinguish this John Stoner (d. 1750) (S5) from the many other John Stoners, I refer to this one as "Brenneman" John Stoner, for he married Catherine Brenneman, daughter of the famous Melchior Brenneman, the early settler in Pequea Twp, Lancaster Co PA. In 1730 he received from the large 700-acre tract of his father-in-law a tract of 150 acres near the present village of new Danville. His widow married Benjamin Wissler. Many of the present-day Stoner descendants in Lancaster County, except those in the vicinity of Ephrata, descend from this couple. Through the years this has been the most important Stoner line in Lancaster County.

[NI00391] Herald of Truth - September (or October?) 1866, p. 76:
On the 24th of August, near Bremen, Fairfield County, Ohio, of a protracted illness, Bro. Henry Brenneman, aged 74 years, 9 mo., and 23 days. He was buried on the 26th at Brenneman's Meeting-house, where an appropriate discourse was delivered by Wm. Marlow in the English language, from 2 Tim. 4: 7, 8, and by Jacob Good in the German language, from 2 Cor. 5: 1.
The deceased was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, on the 1st of November 1791. His father's name was Abraham Brenneman and his grand-father's, Melchiah Brenneman**. In April, 1816, Henry removed from Virginia to Fairfield County, Ohio, about 12 miles S. E. of New Lancaster, where he resided until his death. He had three wives all of whom he survived. He was the father of ten children, eight of whom-four sons and four daughters-are still living. Of the sons three are ministers of the Gospel and one a deacon.
He has been a brother in the church for upwards of fifty-two years, and led a consistent Christian life. He was a kind father, charitable and kind to the poor, bore his sickness with patience and Christian fortitude, and never murmured but frequently expressed a desire to depart out of this world of trouble and pain. He expressed a sure hope in the merits of his Savior, and a few hours before he expired, was heard praying to him to receive his soul.

Dearest father, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled,
Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tears are shed.

Herald of Truth - November 1866, p. 92:
In the death-notice of Henry Brenneman, given in the September No., we are requested to make the following correction. His grand-father's name was Melcher, not Melchiah, as stated. Henry Brenneman was the father of 9 children by his first wife, of whom 7 are still living, and one child by his second wife. He had in all ten children, 56 grand-children, and 5 great-grand-children, of whom 8 children, 43 grand-children, and 5 great-grand-children are still living.

[NI00392] Herald of Truth - May 1867, pp 78-79:
Bro. Benneman (sic) was born in Rockingham Co., Virginia, whence he came to Fairfield County, Ohio, when a young man. In 1854 he removed with his family from Fairfield to Allen Co. He bore his bodily afflictions with great patience and resignation, and repeatedly remarked that he was not afraid to die, and that he felt prepared and willing to depart. After he was confined to his room, he frequently requested exhortations and prayer. It seemed to be his great delight to speak of heavenly and spiritual things. He told me that it appeared to him, that Christianity is of much greater importance than many persons imaginethat he was afraid, there are a great many persons who know not what Christianity is. Although his departure seems to be a great loss to his friends, we have reason to believe that their loss is his eternal gain. He leaves a wife and eleven children. --J. M. Brenneman.

[NI00393] Herald of Truth - January 1865, pp 7-8:
On Jan. 1st, 1865; in Allen Co., O., of dropsy, Bro. Jacob Brenneman, aged 68 years, 2 mo. and 25 days. He was buried on the 4th. A very large number of friends and relations followed him to the grave. Funeral discourses were delivered by the brethren C. Culp and D. Brundage, from Rev. 14: 13. The deceased had been married twice-he had 8 children with his first wife, of whom four,-three sons and one daughter,-are (as far as is known) yet living. He likewise had 8 children with his second wife, five sons and three daughters, who are yet, (as far as if(sic?) known) all living. Two of the last named sons are in the army.
The deceased brother formerly came from Rockingham Co., Virginia, to Fairfield Co., Ohio, where he lived a considerable time, five miles east of New Lancaster. From there he removed to Allen Co., where he has now been living some 12 or 13 years.
He was ailing for more than a year with a kind of stomach disease, and not long before his end he was yet taken with dropsy which soon brought his life to a close.
He appeared to be truly willing and prepared to make the important change out of time into eternity. He was a meek, sympathizing, liberal and helpful brother, wherever it was necessary, and generally beloved. We have reason to hope that he has fallen asleep, blest in the Lord.

[NI00405] Herald of Truth - March 1, 1883 - p. 77 Obituaries:
RANCK.-On the 4th of February, near Stone meeting-house, Lancaster Co., Pa., Susan Ranck, widow of Jacob Ranck, Sr., dec'd, aged 67 years, 11 months and 8 days. On the 6th she was followed to her final resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Appropriate remarks were delivered by John Harnish and Bishop Amos Shenk, from Mark 13:34-37, at the house of Abram B. Herr, with whom she had lived six years, the time of her widowed life. She was buried in the graveyard at Strasburg meeting house, where services were held by Bishop Benjamin Herr and Amos Herr. She was the mother of Anna, wife of Abm. B. Herr. In the evening she went to bed in her usual health. At 10 o'clock she had a stroke of apoplexy, and at 12 o'clock she was a corpse. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and labored to live and die in peace with God.

[NI00423] In 1599 Peter is found to be living at Steffisburg. At this time he was evidently a married man. 40 years earlier in a
census of the canton all the Bronnimann families are shown to be living west of the Aare. Peter's name again appears in 1617 , 1618, and 1628. By 1630 he is treasurer of the Steffisburg district. Peter continues to be mentioned until 1663 when he retires to the cloister in Interlaken because of his great age. (WWW)

Peter had at least two sons named Niclaus and Bendicht. One of these men was probaly the father of Melchior.

[NI00452] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22, taken Aug. 28:
Jeremiah Krieble, 28, blacksmith; Susanna, 28; Aaron Landes(?), 19, blacksmith

[NI00453] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22, taken Aug. 28:
Samuel B. Krieble, 26, wheelwright; Lovina, 25; Elizabeth, 2; Mary, 1; John Cassel, 17, wheelwright
John may be a nephew - he may be the son of Henry Cassel & Elizabeth Wagner, who is probably related to Samuel's wife Lovina.

[NI00460] Herald of Truth, October 15, 1898, pp 316-317 Obituaries:
KRUPP.-On September 18, 1898, at Kulpsville, Pa., Sister Margaret, wife of Bro. Henry Krupp, at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 7 days. She was buried on the 22nd at the Towamencin burying-ground, at which occasion Bro. Josiah Clemmer and Henry Bower spoke at the house of mourning, and the Brethren Jacob Stauffer and Jacob Hunsberger at the meeting house. The first named in English, from Rev. 14: 13.

[NI00472] Gospel Herald - Oct. 22, 1968, p. 968:
Hackman.- Cora A., daughter of Jesse and Mary Jane (Anders) Keeler, was born in Towamencin Twp., Nov. 3, 1885; died at the Rockhill Mennonite Home, Sellersville, Pa., Sept. 27, 1968; aged 82 y. 10 m. 24 d. She was married to William K. Yoder, who died in 1918, and to Abraham M. Hackman, who died in 1952. She is survived by 4 sons (Clarence K, Norman K., William K., and John K. Yoder), 2 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. William B. Lewis and Grace- Mrs. Clifford H. Kinkle), 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Lillian-Mrs. Melvin L. Freed). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 1, with Leroy Godshall, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey officiating; interment in the Plains Mennonite Cemetery, Lansdale, Pa.

[NI00474] 1930 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp, Dist. 41, p. 3 of 40, taken April 4:
Katie L. Hackman, Head, 49, widowed; son Henry S., 24; son Warren S., 21; son John S., 19; dau Lydia A., 14

Gospel Herald - Aug. 25, 1959, p. 735:
Hackman, Katie L., daughter of Abram M. and Lydia (Landis) Stauffer, was born July 22, 1880, at Bergey, Pa.; died after a lingering illness June 22, 1959, at the Rockhill Convalescent Home, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 78 y. 11 m. On March 26, 1904, she was married to John M. Hackman, who died Nov. 14, 1917. Surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Henry S., Telford, Pa.; Warren S., Myerstown; John S., Telford, and Lydia-Mrs. Paul F. Landis, Souderton), 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister (Mrs. Warren K. Musselman, Telford). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services on June 26 were in charge of Menno B. Souder and Curtis L. Bergey.

[NI00476] Gospel Herald - Dec. 29, 1992, p. 17:
Hackman, Henry S., 86, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 29, 1905, Franconia, Pa., to John M. and Katie (Stauffer) Hackman. Died: Dec. 3, 1992, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - brothers and sister: Lydia S. Landis, Warren S., John S. Predeceased by: Emma (Swartley) Hackman (wife) and Miriam (Bergey) Hackman (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 7, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Floyd M. Hackman and John M. Ehst.

[NI00477] Warren moved to Lancaster County (per Carl, 9/8/1999)

[NI00478] Lives in Jersey. Carl says he doing family research. (Sep 8, 1999)

[NI00483] Gospel Herald - Dec. 4, 1990, p. 838:
Wismer, Abram H., son of David B. and Barbara (Hackman) Wismer, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Mar. 2, 1915; died at Quakertown (Pa.) Hospital, Nov. 3, 1990; aged 75. On Mar. 12, 1936, he was married to Elsie B. Freed, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Paul Wismer), 2 daughters (Kathryn Nice and Dorothy Detweiler), 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Katie Voce). He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 7, in charge of Paul M. Lederach, Russell M. Detweiler, and Curtis L. Bergey; interment in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI00486] 1930 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp, Dist. 41, p. 7 of 40, taken April 9:
Clayton K. Hunsberger, Head, 51, md. at age 25; wife Kate M., 46, md. at age 19
Next household is Kate's mother Kate F. Hackman.

[NI00487] Gospel Herald - Aug. 14, 1979, pp 648, 662:
Landis, Laura Y., daughter of Edward and Anna (Yerger) Hunsberger, was born at Soudertown, Pa., Feb. 8, 1904; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., July 9, 1979; aged 75y. On Oct. 1, 1933, she was married to Henry M. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are the following children: (Raymond, Russell, Kenneth, Marian Gannon, and Beulah Haffley), 4 step-children (Henry, Linford, Ellis, and Paul), 29 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Towamencin Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July11, in charge of Harold M. Fly; interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI00488] Gospel Herald - July 9, 1931, pp 351-352:
Landis.-Katie M., wife of Henry M. Landis of Lower Salford Twp., Pa., was born Dec. 29, 1907; died May 26, 1931; aged 23 y. 4 m. 27 d. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons (Henry, Linford, Ellis, and Paul), her parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral services were held May 30 at the home and at the Towamencin Mennonite Church by Bros. Rhine Alderfer, Isaac Kulp, and Warren Moyer. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Remember, friends, as you pass by,
As you now are so once was I;
As I now am so shall you be,
Prepare for Christ and follow me."

[NI00490] Gospel Herald - March 28, 1995, p. 14:
Freed, Norman H., 87, Earlington, Pa. Born: Aug. 24, 1907, Franconia, Pa., to Oswin H. and Mary Ann M. Hackman Freed. Died: March 3, 1995, Earlington, Pa. Survivors - children: Elizabeth Mae, Harold M., Marvin M., Norman M., Paul M.; brother and sisters: Melvin, Stella Moyer, Katie Guntz; 22 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lizzie B. Metz Freed (wife). Funeral and burial: March 7, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Steven Landis, John Ehst, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey.

[NI00491] Gospel Herald - Jan. 20, 1987, p. 46:
Freed, John H., son of Oswin H. and Mary Ann (Hackman) Freed, was born in Franconia, Pa., Aug. 11, 1909; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 24, 1986; aged 77 y. He was married to Lizzie M. Landis, who died in August 1977. Surviving are 4 daughters (Ruth Vander Vennen, Elizabeth Allred, Esther Gagg, and Miriam Hunsberger), 7 sons (Ralph L., John L., Stanley L., Richard L., LeRoy L., Clarence L., and Marcus L.), 24 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Norman and Melvin), and 2 sisters (Stella Moyer and Katie Guntz). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Naomi L. Freed), one granddaughter, and one great-grandson. He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 27, in charge of Floyd Hackman, Curtis Bergey, and John Derstine; interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI00495] Gospel Herald - Oct. 12, 1965, p. 910:
Alderfer, Lizzie O., daughter of Charles and Mary (Overholt) Brunner, was born in Hatfield Twp., Pa., in 1892; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Aug. 29, 1965; aged 73 years. She was married to Levi Hackman, who died in 1936. Later she was married to Henry Alderfer, who died in Feb. 1961. Surviving are 7 children (Dorothy-Mrs. Aldus Derstine, Esther-Mrs. Leroy Gehman, Charles, Catherine-Mrs. Paul Gross, Lizzie-Mrs. Paul Clemmer, Levi, and Beulah-Mrs. Gerald Derstine), one stepdaughter (Mrs. Raymond Bauer), 35 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Allen Freed), 2 brothers (Charles and Edgar), and one stepsister (Mrs. Katie Mininger). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 2, in charge of Leroy Godshall and Curtis Bergey.

[NI00497] Gospel Herald - Nov. 14, 1989, p. 814:
Freed.- Lizzie B. Metz, daughter of Benjamin A. and Lizzie R. (Bower) Metz, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Jan. 7, 1908; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Oct. 19, 1989; aged 81. On Aug. 24, 1930, she was married to Norman H. Freed, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Elizabeth Mae Freed), 4 sons (Harold M., Norman M., Paul M., and Marvin M.), 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one brother (John B. Metz). She was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 23, in charge of Curtis L. Bergey, Floyd M. Hackman, and Russell M. Detweiler; interment in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI00503] Gospel Herald - Sept. 6, 1977, pp 677-678:
Freed.- Lizzie M., daughter of Abram and Susan (Metz) Landis, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Mar. 3, 1911; died at Rockhill Mennonite Home, Sellersville, Pa., Aug. 10, 1977; aged 66 y. On Sept. 15, 1928, she was married to John H. Freed, who survives. Also surviving are 7 sons (Ralph L., John L., Stanley L., Richard L., Le Roy L., Clarence L., and Marcus L.), 5 daughters (Ruth-Mrs. Earl S. Vander Vennen, Naomi Freed, Elizabeth-Mrs. Reginald Allred, Esther Cope, and Miriam-Mrs. Glenn Hunsberger), 19 grandchildren, and one brother (Norman M. Landis). She was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 13, in charge of Earl Anders, Jr., Leroy Godshall, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey; interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI00521] Harriet was a bookkeeper in Alpheus' store. His parents would not let them marry because she was not a Mennonite. They married after his parent's deaths. (Ruth Wenger)

[NI00525] Gospel Herald - Aug. 3, 1982, p. 534:
Ruth.- Abram A., son of John and Martha (Alderfer) Ruth, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Sept. 17, 1910; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., July 9, 1982; aged 71 y. He was married to Clara Mae Kulp, who died in 1960. Surviving are 3 children (Donald K.,-Mrs. Charles Bolton, and Phyllis). He was preceded in death by an infant daughter (Marilyn). He was a member of Towamencin Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 11, in charge of Harold Fly and Ellis Mack; interment in Towamencin Cemetery.

[NI00526] Death announcement is in the possession of Ruth Hackman Wenger. Clara was married to Ruth's mother's cousin Abram.

Gospel Herald - Feb. 21, 1961 pp 182-184 Obituaries:
Ruth, Clara Mae, nee Kulp, wife of Abram A. Ruth, Harleysville, Pa., was born March 20, 1908; died Oct. 17, 1960; aged 52 y. 6 m. 27 d. Surviving are her husband, one son (Donald K.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Charles L. Bolton and Phyllis A.), 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Alderfer and Mrs. Abram Alderfer), and one brother (Irvin S.). One daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church, Oct. 22 in charge of Ellis Mack.

[NI00528] Maybe a son of Joseph & Mary (Dettra) Mininger.

[NI00531] Gospel Herald - Jan. 7, 1964, p. 22:
Moyer, Ulyses K., son of Jonas B. and Lizzie (Krieble) Moyer, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Aug. 18, 1886; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Oct. 7, 1963; aged 77 y. 1 m. 19 d. His first wife, Ella Landis, and 3 infant children preceded him in death. On Nov. 27, 1932, he was married to Cora Landes, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Norman, Harold, Ezra, Mrs. Marvin Godshall, Mrs. Irvin Detweiler, Mrs. Walton Rittenhouse, and Ada), 34 grandchildren, and 56 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Towamencin Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 10, in charge of Jonas Freed and Harold Fly.

[NI00533] 1930 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp, taken May 10:
Jacob H. Moyer, 47; wife Sallie H., 46; dau Mary W., 12; dau Ella W., 18; son John W., 15; son Howard W., 12; dau Sarah W., 10; dau Eva W., 8; dau Anna W., 4-5/12

[NI00534] Gospel Herald - Oct. 25, 1949, p. 1062:
Moyer. -- Sallie H., daughter of the late Henry and Mary Weber, was born near Salfordville, Pa., June 3, 1883; departed from this life at her home, near Souderton, Pa., Aug. 17, 1949; aged 66 y. 2 m. 14 d. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. On March 3, 1906, she was united in marriage to Jacob H. Moyer, who passed away Oct. 16, 1935. Surviving are 5 daughters and 2 sons (Mary, Ella, Sara, at home; John, Vernfield, Pa.; Howard, Souderton, Pa.; Eva - Mrs. Noah Gehman, Bally, Pa.; Anna - Mrs. Raymond Moyer, Souderton, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Wilson and Joseph, both of Salford Heights, Pa.). One son died in infancy. In her early years she united with the Mennonite Church at Salford, remaining faithful until death. She was kind and thoughtful. Funeral services were held Aug. 21 at the home, in charge of Elias Landis, and at the Salford Church by Rein Alderfer, Paul Ruth, Menno Souder, and John E. Lapp. Text: Rom. 8:28. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Phil's mom has her death announcement, I think. Her husband was a cousin of Ruth's father.

[NI00537] Herald of Truth - May 15, 1890, pp 157-158:
MOYER.-On the 15th of April, in Upper Salford township, Montgomery county, Pa., of old age, Catharine Moyer, aged 85 years, 4 months and 4 days. Services were conducted at the house by A. Moyer and M. Moyer, and at the meeting-house by Isaac Moyer and Josiah Clemmer from the 92d Psalm.

[NI00543] Gospel Herald - Feb. 2, 1954, pp 118-120:
Hackman, Emma S., daughter of the late Jonas D. and Hannah (Shoemaker) Swartley, was born in Franconia Township, Pa.; died Oct. 18, 1953, at her home in Telford, Pa., after an illness of two years; aged 47 y. She was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband, Henry S. Hackman, 2 sisters (Mrs. Howard McClemmer, Harleysville, Pa., and Mrs. Melvin L. Moyer, Harleysville, Pa.), and a brother (Abraham, Telford, Pa.), Funeral services were held at the Franconia Mennonite Church in charge of Menno B. Souder and Elwood Derstine, with interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI00547] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81A, taken June 8:
Henry Shueck, 29, laborer; wife Sarah, 28; son Irwin, 2

[NI00551] Gospel Herald - March 21, 1961, pp 270-271:
Alderfer, Henry K., son of Reuben S. and Mary Z. (Kulp) Alderfer, was born March 22, 1888, in Franconia Twp.; died of a heart attack, Feb. 6, 1961, at Lansdale, Pa.; aged 72 y. 10 m. 25 d. In 1910, he was married to Ellen Landis, who died Dec. 3, 1953. On Feb. 27, 1955, he was married to Lizzie Hackman, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Rosa--Mrs. Raymond Bauer, Spring City), 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 7 stepchildren (Dorothy--Mrs. Aldus Derstine, Sellersville; Esther--Mrs. Leroy Gehman, Telford; Charles, Kulpsville; Catherine--Mrs. Paul Gross, Perkasie; Lizzie--Mrs. Paul B. Clemmer, Souderton; Levi, Lansdale; and Beulah--Mrs. Gerald Derstine, Sarasota, Fla.). Two sons also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 11, in charge of Curtis Bergey, Menno Souder, and Leroy Godshall.

[NI00554] Gospel Herald - March 17, 1953, pp 262-263:
Moyer, --John Hackman, son of the late John Rosenberger and Mary H. Moyer, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., May 15, 1875; passed away Dec. 18, 1952; aged 77 y. 7 m. 3 d. He farmed at Morwood, Pa., until 1923, then he moved to Souderton and worked for Moyer and Son up until about a year before his death. He was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church. He was married to Minerva Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 foster children (Mrs. Frank Nace, Souderton, Pa.; and Mrs. Joe Tucker, Cape May, N. J.), and a sister (Maggie Baker, Souderton, Pa.). Five brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Dec. 22, at the Franconia Mennonite Church, in charge of Menno Souder, Elwood Derstine, and Arthur Ruth, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI00569] Possible parents? Jacob Steinmetz md. Hannah Regina Hausser, Exeter, Jun 4, 1789, Schwartzwald Reformed Church, Exeter Twp, Berks Co PA. (PA German Marriages p. 63)

[NI00581] Minister at Franconia Mennonite Church 1775 to 1813. Farmer. Lived in Franconia Twp, Penna., all their lives. His will was made Dec 30, 1813 and it was proved Jun 3, 1814.

[NI00584] THE WILL OF JOHN KREY (Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer, pp 146-147)
In the name of God Amen the fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord 1719/20 I John Krey of the County of Philadelphia in the province of Pennsylvania yeoman being very sick and weak in Body but of sound mind and memory thanks be given to God therefor Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to Dye do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally & first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it & for my body I recomend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like & Decent Manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as Touching Such worldly estate wherewith it had pleased God to Bless me in this life I give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner & Form
Impremis I give and bequeath to Sytge my Dearly beloved Wife a Bed & one Cow w'th the third part of all my Household goods and moveables, as also for herself & her four children (viz) Deborah, Susannah, Catharina and John one half of all the Estate both moveables & Immoveables as Equally Shared among them Soon. Item my Dear Children William, Maria, Peter and Jacob I give the other Half of my Estate both moveables & Immoveables Equally Shared among them. I likewise Constitute make and Ordain my Dearly beloved Wife Sytge John Henry Sprogle Dirk Opdegraf & Jacob Senseneg to be my only and sole executors giving them full power of disposing or Selling my Estate if they think fit and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanul all my every former Testaments Wills and Legacies Bequests & execut'd by me in any ways before this time named Willed and bequeath Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the day & year above written

JOHN KREY (seal)

Signed Sealed published pronounced & Declared by the said John Krey as his last Will & Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers Henry Kassel, William Dewees Isaac Opdegraf his mark Then personally appeared William Dewees Isaac Opdegraf two of the witnesses to the Foregoing Will & on their oaths did declare they saw John Krey the Testator above named Sign Seal publish D Declare the same as his last Will & Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their Knowledge

COMM. (CORAM',) PETER EVANS
Regis'er Gen'el.

Be it remembered that on the 18th day of March 1719/20 the last Will and Testament of John Krey dec'd was proven in due form of Law and prob'c & Letters of adm'n was granted to Sytge Krey & Isaac Opdegraf ex'rs these in name being first sworn well and truly to adminester and to bring an Inventory of the deced's Estate into the Register General's Office at Phila'a at or before the 18th day of April next to render acc't when Required Given under the Seal of the said Office
& PET: EVANS Reg'er Gen'el

[NI00588] Arrived in Philadelphia Aug 11, 1732 on the ship Samuel. Swiss form: Tierstein; from Thunerberg near Boswil, Ct. Bern; origin perhaps from a branch of the princely House of Tierstein.

[NI00596] This may be the Susanah Van Fossen in the 1850 census following the household of Christian and Frances (Van Fossen) Hunsberger.
1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 49b, taken Sept. 24: Susanah vanfossen, 51; Susanh, 16

If this is Frances's mother, then I have the death date wrong.

[NI00597] Clemmer book (p. 207A) has this Catharine who married John Shutt in the family of Elizabeth Clemmer and Jacob Halteman Oberholtzer. The Oberholtzer book says the Catharine in that family is Catharine Overholt who married Martin Strohm Kindig.

[NI00598] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 13 - Elizabeth, age 76, is listed in the household of her son Henry Alderfer, age 39.

[NI00604] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 21b, taken Aug. 28:
Isaac Alderfer, 41, farmer; Mary, 40; Isaac, 16, labourer; George, 14; Susanna, 10; Mary, 4
Previous household:
Daniel Alderfer, 47, farmer; Leah, 35; Elizabeth, 12; Frederick, 10; John, 7

Herald of Truth - February 1869, p. 31:
On the 29th of Nov., 1858*, in Lower Salford, Isaac A. Alderfer, aged 60 years. He was buried the next day at the Salford Meeting-house burying-ground, and a large concourse of friends and acquaintances attended him to the grave.

[NI00607] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 5, taken Sept. 25:
Jacob Oberholtzer, 65; Mary, 49; David, 12; Amanda, 11; Emaline, 9; Henry, 7; Jeremiah Kraft, 2

[NI00609] Herald of Truth - March 1, 1890, pp 75-77:
OBERHOLSER.-On the 31st of December, in Telford, Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy and old age, Mary Oberholser, maiden name Wismer, aged 88 years and 16 days. Buried at the Indian Creek Reformed church. Services were held at the house by Abel Horning, and at the church-house by Preacher Kehm. Text, Psalm 38:18.

[NI00610] Isaac was the fifth child of Peter and Sara. Seven children all.

[NI00612] Peter de Voss and Jannike van der Mers fled on account of persecution to Colchester, England, where they renounced Popery and joined the Reformed church. They later removed to Amsterdam, Holland, and joined the Mennonites. They had six children born during their stay in England. (Hunsicker Genealogy p. 11, Moyer Family History, p. 27 footnote)

[NI00614] He was a Burgomaster at Bolle (Belle?) in Flanders.

[NI00621] Thought to be the eldest child of Peter by some, the fifth child by others (Custer book). Some sources name her as Agnes Schumacher.

[NI00622] The Schumacher family came from Cresheim (now Kriegsheim), a little village in the Palatinate, situated in the fertile and beautiful Rhine Valley some two hours journey from the historic town of Worms. (The Strassburger Family, p. 381)

Three men of the name were living there in the latter part of the 17th century - Peter, Jacob and George - who were either brothers or cousins. They were originally Mennonites, but when the English Quaker William Ames came to Cresheim, and worked as a missionary there between the years of 1655 and 1662, the Schumachers were among the first to accept the faith of George Fox. (Custer book)

Jacob was the first to leave Cresheim, coming to America with Pastorius and his company in 1682. Peter emigrated three years later. "The Francis and Dorothy from London, Richard Bridgemand, commander, arriving at Philadelphia the 16th of the 8th month, 1685." Among the passengers were "Peter Schumacher and Peter his son, Mary his daughter and Sarah his cousin and Francis and Gertrude his daughters." Peter's wife had evidently died in the old home, and he himself was a man well on in years when he crossed the sea, for he was born as early as 1622.

George Schumacher, with his wife Sarah and his seven children, sailed from London the next year. George died at sea, but the others arrived at Germantown the 20th of the 1st month, 1686.

In the list of original owners of town lots in Germantown in 1689 we find that "Peter Schumacher lived on the west side of the Main street, toward Schuykill." (Lager Buch, p. 3)

Once settled in Germantown, Peter Schumacher became an active and prominent citizen. He was "one of four persons who signed the certificate of Samuel Jennings, in 1693, as a delegate from the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting of Friends to the Yearly Meeting in London." (The Strassburger Family, p. 389)

Peter was one of the earliest converts to the principles of George Fox, the founder of the Society of Friends, and suffered persecution for his religious faith as early as 1665 when he had goods to the value of two guilders taken from him in payment of a fine for attending a meeting of Friends at Worms. He was also imprisoned and fined at subsequent periods for his religious faith. He was one of the Friends seen by Penn on his visit to Kreigsheim early in 1683, and was induced to join a company of Palatines in founding a colony in Penn's new province of Pennsylvania. He was a carpenter by trade, and before leaving Kreigsheim entered into an agreement with Dirck Sidman, of Crefeld, on Aug. 16, 1685, to proceed to Germantown, where the original 13 families from Crefeld had already formed a settlement and receive from Herman op den Graef 200 acres of land upon which he was to erect a dwelling and pay therefore two rix dollars. This old agreement and the deed for the land is recorded in German at Philadelphia.
A grandson, Martin Kolb, accompanied him from Germany. (History of Bucks County, p. 296)

[NI00623] Van Bibber Pioneers, Vol. 1, No. 1 - November 1996, gives Peter and Sarah Hendricks Schumacher as parents of Fronica Schumacher.

[NI00625] "On October 1st, 1739, as he (Jacob Kolb) was pressing cider, the beam of the press fell on him, crushing one side of his head and shoulder, from which injuries he died a hald hour later. He was 54 years of age at the time of his death. Was a Trustee of the Skippack Congregation as early as 1717 and no doubt buried in the graveyard adjoining that church. He removed from Germantown to Skippack as early as 1709." (Strassburger Family, p. 392; Custer Family p. 123; Kulp Family p. 18)

[NI00630] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 11 - John Overholtzer. Susanna is not listed here (Alan Eckert says she belongs in this family).

[NI00633] While a young man he was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church. He moved to Canada in 1826, settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, and lived on lot #35 German Company's tract near Berlin, Ontario, Canada. Children (14) all born in Waterloo County,

[NI00634] Herald of Truth ­ January 15, 1895 ­ pp 29-31 Obituaries:
OBERHOLTZER. ­ On the 12th of November 1894, at residence on King St., East, Berlin, Ontario, sister Hannah Erb, widow of the late Pre. Jacob Oberholtzer, aged 81 years, 9 months, 18 days. Buried at Eby's M. H. Berlin, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. Appropriate remarks were made on the occasion by Moses Erb and Noah Stauffer.

[NI00642] Pennsylvania Genealogies #1, The Stauffers of Earl Township, Lancaster County, raises the possibility that Matthias' wife could have been Anna Zimmerman, due to the fact that Matthias' will mentions his brother-in-law, Christian Zimmerman, "indicating a close relationship and suggesting a possible marriage with Christian's sister." However, Matthias' sister Barbara married Christian Zimmerman, accounting for his relationship as brother-in-law.

Loomis's "Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer" identifies Matthias' wife as Anna daughter of Jacob Oberholtzer.

[NI00651] Probably emigrated to America with his wife and younger children about 1700 [Niepoth says 1691-1693), and settled in Germantown. He was selected as a committee-man of the German borough Dec. 4, 1700, and appears as one of the petitioners for the laying out of the Germantown Road (now Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia) in November of the ensuing year. He had become the owner of a tract of 50 acres in the German Township sometime prior to October 1704, when a deed of sale from Henry Bucholtz was acknowledged in the Court of Records of Germantown.
Paulus Kuster was a patron of the school of Francis Daniel Pastorius in 1706, and we may safely conclude that he still had minor children at that time.
His nun cupative will and an interesting inventory of his "goods and chattels" are preserved in the city hall at Philadelphia. (Boorse Family p. 7)

[NI00653] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp. (roll 799), p. 30 - Isabella Hendricks, age 73, is in between the households of John (her son) & Elizabeth Hendricks and Aaron & Sophia Wireman.

[NI00660] Samuel Metz was a resident of Upper Providence Township (now in Montgomery County), but a search of the records reveals he never owned any property there ot elsewhere in the county. He left no will, and letters of administration in his estate were granted to his brother Jacob Metz and his brother-in-law John Boorse, the widow renouncing. He left worldly goods valued at only $47.16.
They are not to be confused with the burials in the yard of the Mennonite Meeting at Skippack. (Boorse Family pp 46-47)

[NI00662] Boorse book, p. 9, says he died in December 1739, and that his wife's name was Rachel - this conflicts with the Custer book, p. 12

[NI00675] The family of Wilhelm Lucken is identified in a document dated June 30, 1704, at which time there appeared before the magistrate of Monchengladbach the legatees entitled to the Scheurenderb property in the Honschaft Eicken:
"Whereas we intend to journey away from our parents and father Wilhelm Lucken to Pennsylvania and probably will not come back here in our lifetimes and know how things stand with our parents, that one of them has to do this and the other has to pay for that, and we would also like to have it arranged so that no one of us would be hindered from receiving his or her inheritance, but instead that everything should be done promptly and correctly, and we ourselves shall not keep account of the same, so we desire to assign in each others' presence and in the presence of two witnesses, to our brother-in-law Gerhard Hubertz Loersch and our sister-in-law Liesbeth Lucken, that they are to act in our names after the deaths of our parents according to their best lights and sell and make distributions as agreed between them, for which we give complete power of attorney and freedom in all things to do and to allow, this is the desire of all of us, as we with our own hands attest, done in the village of Rhee the 15th of June, 1683.
Jan Luicken Mercken Gastes
Abraham Klinken Boetzen Luecken
Neliss Goertz for Nelis' wife Giertgen Luicken
Jan Simes Mercken Luicken

Henrich Newnhauss, magistrate
Johan Kamerlings, magistrate

Our mother subscribed to this power of attorney in the year 1694 on the 14th of May as she herself attests. Ohletgen Lucken."

The father, Wilhelm Lucken, came from Dahlen (today Monchengladbach-Rheindahlen), as from the "Specification, how many Anabaptists are located in the jurisdiction of Dahlen and how they are called with first names and family names" for July 2, 1654 shows: "6. Wilhelm Lucken was born here, moved around as necessary in order to earn his living, until 3 years ago he came back and married a townsman's daughter of the same religion." Also the mother Adelheid came from Fahlen. She confirmed this in an interrogation at Passendorf on Aug. 29, 1694:
"There appeared Alletgen Lucken, aged 71 years, being asked where born, said in Dahlen, but explained that when the Elector expelled the Mennonites from the Julich region they had gone to Wickrath but later moved on from Wickrath to Rheidt where the Count took them in kindly and benevolently and they stayed there 15 or 16 years. For defense counil and costs she gave 2 Reichstalers. [signed] Aelletgen Lucken"

The parents of Johann Lucken had to bear the entire misery of the (religious) persecution. Wilhlem Lucken was born in Dahlen about 1620, he was a servant of Gotzen Kamerichs in Beckrath (of the administration of Wickrath) from 1632 to 1649, he came back to Dahlen in 1649 and was married. In 1652 he was expelled from there and moved to Wickrath. In 1678 his stay there was ended as the lord of Wickrath, upon the urging of the Archbishop of Cologne, made the Mennonites leave his domain, and he betook himself into the protection of the lord of Rheydt. From there he had to go forth again in 1694 when the Elector Johann Wilhelm of the Palatinate, who was Duke of Julich, expelled the Mennonites. Presumably he concluded his life soon thereafter in Krefeld. (Niepoth pp 500-501)

[NI00696] He was a poet of some renown who resided in Kriesheim, in the Palatinate, and later became a humble Mennonite preacher. The sinking of the great Spanish Armada in the North Sea by a huge storm convinced Yelles Kassel that if God is on your side, the greatest naval armada in the world could not even touch your soil; for the Spanish Armada had sought to capture England for Spain. The poems of Yelles Kassel clearly depicted this philosophy. (Cassel Family Roots p. 5)

[NI00698] Boorse p. 13 says Herman married Deborah Van Bebber, a daughter of Jacob Isaacs Van Bebber, and a sister of Matthias Van Bebber.

Niepoth p. 499 says she was Liesbet Isaaks (van Bebber). At least once source (internet source?) says she was the daughter of Jacob Isaacs Van Bebber and therefore a sister of his second wife Deborah. The dates don't fit for this scenario. It is more likely, as Niepoth says the records give her name as Liesbet Isaaks, that she was the daughter of Isaac Van Bebber and therefore a sister of Jacob Isaacs Van Bebber and aunt of Herman's second wife Deborah.

The Passenger and Immigrant Lists list Liesbet op den Graef with her husband. It's possible that Liesbet was also her mother's name.

[NI00699] Hermann Isaaks op dem Graef came to Pennsylvania on the "Concord," arriving in Philadelphia with his family on Oct. 6, 1683, one of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683. He was a member of the Quaker congregation in Krefeld, as evidenced by his signature on a Quaker wedding document, dated March 20, 1681, for his brother Derick and Nolken Vijten.

Or talking of old home scenes, Op den Graeff
Teased the low black log with his shodden staff,
Til the red embers broke into a laugh.
And dance of flame as if they feign would cheer
The rugged face, half tender, half austere,
Touched with the pathos of a homesick tear.
--- Whittier poem on the settlement of Germantown (Delb-Cassel book)

In 1701, Herman and Deborah moved to Kent County, now in Delaware. Kent County DE Probate Records p. 30:
Updegrove, Herman. Will (copy). Made Sept. 13, 1708. Heirs: wife Deborah; children unnamed. Witnesses: Derick Keyser younger... Probated Dec. 18, 1708. Arch. vol. A51 p. 198. Reg. of Wills, Liber B, folio 67.

From Early History of Lower Pottsgrove Township, Vol. VIII No. 3 October 1952, pp. 195-197:
Herman Updegrave died in 1708, bequeathing his estate to his wife Deborah .... the widow Deborah married Dirck Keyser sometime before they sold the land of her late husband in kent County, on Mispillion Creek, May 4, 1711. It is about this time that Dirck Keyser and his wife moved up along the Schuykill on the German tract. Here, a few years later, Dirck died. It is probable they had no children, but that several children of Deborah and Herman remained in Kent County, Delaware. Among the Delaware records there is an administration of the estate of a John Up de Grove in 1773, a Joseph Up de Grove in 1749, a Rachel Updegrove in 1749, and a will of a William Uptegrove, written and proved in 1756, which mentions a wife Sarah, cousins Sary and Elizabeth (possibly nieces, daughters of Joseph), and a brother John Uptegrove.

For these Delaware records, see the George F.P. Whanger Collection in the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Norristown.

[NI00700] Gospel Herald - Dec. 31, 1968, pp 1154-1160:
Rosenberger, Mary Emma, daughter of Abram and Mary (Godshalk) Rosenberger, was born in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Nov. 2, 1884; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer, Dec. 6, 1968; aged 84 y. 1 m. 4 d. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church where funeral services were held Dec. 9, with David F. Derstine, Jr., officiating.

[NI00701] Gospel Herald - June 13, 1935:
Landis ­ Anna (Rosenberger) Landis was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Sept. 19, 1882; died at her home near New Galena, Pa., May 2, 1935; aged 52 y. 7 m. 13 d. Death was due to a ten days' illness of pneumonia. At the early age of 16 she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, and was baptized as a member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. On Jan. 6, 1906, she was united in marriage to Samuel O. Landis. Soon after this she transferred her membership to the Doylestown Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. To this union were born 3 sons and a daughter. Those remaining to mourn her departure are her bereaved husband and the following children: Paul of New Galena, Pa.; Norman R. and Mary R., both at home; and 2 grandchildren. One son (Raymond) preceded her in death about 5 years ago. She was a devoted mother and wife and will be sadly missed in the home. She will also be missed in the Church as her seat was seldom vacant when health permitted her to be there. During the past winter she was a member of the Bible study at her home church, in which she was very much interested, and received much enjoyment from the same. Funeral services were held on May 7 by the home pastors, Bro. A.O. Histand conducted services at the home, followed by services at the Doylestown Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. John Leatherman. Text, Psa. 39:4-7 ­ some of her favorite verses which we found underscored in her Bible. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"The lights are out in this mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn for the dweller's away;
She silently slipped o'er the threshold at night,
To make her abode in the city of light."

[NI00703] Gospel Herald - Dec. 16, 1975, pp 904-905:
Landis, Paul R., was born in New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pa., Dec. 28, 1906; died of a coronary at Abington Hospital, Harleysville, Pa., Nov. 4, 1975; aged 68 y. On. Jan. 18, 1930, he was married to Anna R. Barndt, who survives. For several years he served the office of deacon for the Line Lexington Mennonite Church. Surviving are two daughters (Mildred ­ Mrs. Henry Moore, Gladys ­ Mrs. H. Willard Alderfer), 2 sons (Richard and Franklin), 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, 1 brother (Norman), one sister (Mrs. Harold M. Fly), one stepsister (Mrs. Orville Moyer). He was a member of Line Lexington, where funeral services were held on Nov. 8, in charge of Dan Longenecker and Arthur D. Ruth; interment in church cemetery.

[NI00705] Gospel Herald - Nov. 1, 1960, pp 967-968:
Rosenberger, Martha, daughter of Abram and Mary (Godshalk) Rosenberger, was born April 25, 1890, Hilltown Twp., Pa.; died at Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home, Hatield, Pa., Oct. 3, 1960, of cerebral vascular disease; aged 70 y. 5 m. 8 d. Surviving are one brother and one sister. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 7, in charge of David F. Derstine. Jr.

[NI00706] Possibly the son of Reuben B. & Lizzie Hendricks Detweiler.

[NI00707] Herald of Truth - August 1876, p. 143:
April 13th, in Bucks county, Pa., after an illness of 19 days, HENRY GODSCHALK, aged 55 years and 15 days. Interred at Doylestown Mennonite meeting-house, on the 17th, where a very large concourse of friends and relatives had assembled to pay the last tribute of love to the departed one. He leaves a widow and daughter to mourn their loss. Services by I. Reckert and I. Overholt at the house, and Josiah Clemmer and I. Moyer at the meeting-house.
The righteous rest with one accord,
And in the bosom of the Lord;
They now shall be forever blest-
They now from all their labors rest.
They walk the golden streets above,
Where all is bliss and joy and love-
To sing with holy angels there,
And crowns of glory ever wear.

[NI00708] Herald of Truth - Jan. 5, 1905, pp 7-8:
Godshalk.-Annie Godshalk, widow of the late Henry Godshalk, died on Wednesday evening, Dec. 7th, at the home of her daughter, Sister A. B. Rosenberger, in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., aged nearly 80 years. She had been ailing for some time, owing to the infirmities of advancing years, but retained the faculties of her active mind almost to the last. Deceased was a daughter of Pre. John Gross, who a number of years ago was a minister in the Doylestown Mennonite congregation and was born on the old homestead at Fountainville. All her life was spent in this vicinity, in New Britain township, until the time of her husband's death, and since that time she resided with her daughter in Hilltown. Many friends will be grieved to learn of the death of one whose pleasing disposition and lovable qualities en-deared her to all with whom she came in contact. As a member of the Doylestown Mennonite congregation she found, for many years, a field for devout and active Christian work. One brother, William Gross, who resides on the old homestead at Fountainville, survives her, the last of a large family of the late Pre. John Gross. Sister Rosenberger, at whose home the deceased spent the last years of her life, is her only surviving daughter.- "Bucks County Intelligencer."

[NI00709] Lived on the old Kratz farm, near Doylestown PA. Abraham lost a leg in battle at Chickamauga.

The Godshalk Family History (Abraham Jr) includes many writings by this Abraham and his son Samuel.

Recollections by Abraham Jr:
Since I was but a small boy when my father died, my recollections and information received from mother and others, who knew him, are that he was a man of medium height, about five feet, ten inches tall; light complexion, and weight 160 to 170 pounds.

A man that stood well amongst a large circle of friends.

The concourse of people gathered to pay their last tribute of respect were so numerous that under the situation they were compelled to hold funeral services under a large walnut tree, the meeting-house being entirely too small to accommodate the people.

The vehicles used to convey the people were so numerous that when the first had reached the meeting-house, the last ones had not yet left Doylestown, which was fully a mile a way.

Father was somewhat of a mechanic. He made most of his farm implements. By trade he was a weaver. Mother would help prepare the flax and with the help of the girls would spin it into yarn. Father and the older brothers would weave it into cloth (linen cloth). This was made up into shirts and sheets for summer use. Sheep were kept for their wool, which was spun and woven into linsy-woolsy for winter garments.

I recollect sitting beside mother on the floor, while she was spinning, when she taught me to sing hymns and thus lead me to Christ and a righteous life. I have reasons to believe all were taught the same way, and I am glad that it seems to run through all the descendants.

A Family Legend (by Abraham Jr):
Mother used to relate a story - that at one time during the Revolutionary War, Washington boarded with grandfather. One day a young lieutenant came to the house and demanded a certain meal, which grandfather said he could not furnish, as he did not have what was demanded.

The young lieutenant threatened violence if he did not get his demands. While they were thus parleying about the matter, the General made his appearance and inquired what the trouble was about. Upon learning the facts, he reduced the lieutenant to the ranks, and promoted another in his place. Served him right, he should not have felt so self-important.

[NI00710] There weren't many Schraugers in the area. Gerhart Schrauger had only one son, Goshen. Goshen had three sons: Garret, Jacob and John. Garret is listed in the 1830 census for Hilltown Twp, Bucks Co. Garret's son John was born in 1776, which would make him only 16 when Sarah was born in 1792. John Schrauger is listed in the 1830 census for Doylestown Twp, Bucks Co. This could be Garret's son John, or it could be Goshen's son John. I'm guessing it's Goshen's son John and that this is where Sarah fits in. Further research needed.

[NI00712] Herald of Truth - March 26, 1903, pp 103-104:
Pre. William S. Gross, of the Deep Run Mennonite Congregation in Bucks Co., Pa., died on Friday, March 6, 1903, aged 36 Y., 8 M. Some six weeks before his death his foot had been bruised by a horse stepping on it. Later he suffered, as the doctors said, with pleuro-pneumonia, which terminated in tetanus (lockjaw), from which he suffered intensely, but retained his consciousness to the last. During the last five years the family has had one affliction after another. Their little son, Elmer, was afflicted with hip disease, and after many months of anxious care and watching, both at the hospital in Philadelphia and at home, the Lord blessed the efforts made and the boy began to improve. A little later on the father was chosen to the ministry, in which capacity he served a little more than a year. The ministerial work seemed, to the dear companion, a very hard trial, but submitting herself to the will of a kind heavenly Father, the brother took up the work to which he was called. Recently they moved to a new home on a farm, but before they were really settled there the dear brother was stricken with sickness and died. His parting words were, "I have a Savior; He is pleading in glory." "Good-bye, little boys." He was buried at the Deep Run meeting house, on the 10th. Services were conducted at the house by Peter Loux and Abram Hiestand and at the meeting house by Pre. John Leatherman and H.B. Rosenberger in German and John F. Funk, of Elkhart, Indiana, in English. Besides a deeply afflicted companion and two sons of eight and three years, respectively, he leaves an aged grandfather, whose place he was to fill in the ministry, a bereaved father, friends and relatives, and a sorrowing congregation, who had learned to love and esteem him for his work's sake, and to appreciate his labors, which was manifest from the large number of people present. May God comfort and bless all who are called to mourn over this sad dispensation of His providence.

Herald of Truth - April 2, 1903:
Correction- In the obituary of Pre. William S. Gross, his age should have been given 36 Y, 4 M, 8 D, instead of 36 Y and 8 M.

[NI00714] The 1850 census for Solebury Twp, Bucks Co PA, roll 758 p 179, lists John, age 23, farmer, with the household of Sarah Smith, age 66, farmer (born New Jersey). Also listed in this household: Richard Jenning, age 18, shoemaker; Jacob Lyphers, age ?, shoemaker; Margaret Apleton, age 17; Elizabeth Pidcock, age 16; Jonathan Horton, age 11; Mercy Peters, age 10.

1900 PA census - Bucks Co, Doylestown Twp, roll 1384, p. 183, taken June 1:
John Godshalk born May 1827, age 73, widowed; Daniel B., son, born Jan 1886, age 14, single

Gospel Witness - May 17, 1905, p. 52:
Godshalk. - Jno. Godshalk of Doylestown, Pa, died May 8, 1905, from pneumonia, aged 77 years 11 months and 17 days. Funeral from his residence May 11. Words of comfort were spoken by the Brethren D. L. Gaymen and A. O. Heistand. Text Psalm 39. 3-5. Deceased was twice married. Had nine children by his first marriage and six by his second marriage, of whom two sons and three daughters survive, ten children and both companions having gone to their reward before him. Bro. Godshalk was buried in the Doyletown Mennonite burying ground upon the lot where both companions and a group of his children are resting. There his body shall rest until the great day, when our dear Savior will return and take with him the blood-washed saints, which we trust will include this whole group.

[NI00715] The 1850 census for Doylestown Twp, Bucks Co PA, roll 759 p 340, lists Abraham Godshalk, age 17, shoemaker, with the household of Jacob Fretz, age 68, shoemaker and his wife Mary, age 58. Jacob Newcomer (?), age 19, shoemaker is also listed. Maybe Jacob and Abraham were apprenticing. It's possible that Mary Fretz was Abraham's aunt, sister to his father.

[NI00716] 1900 PA census - Bucks Co, Doylestown Twp, roll 1384, p. 183a, taken June 1:
Christian Godshalk born May 1835 age 65, md. 17 yrs; wife Annie born April 1844 age 56, 4 children, 2 living

[NI00717] Emigrated from Amsterdam, east from Portsmouth, to America on the ship "John and Elizabeth." The crew was composed of inhabitants from Hanan, Wurttemberg and the Palatinate in Germany.

Is it possible he was a brother of Catherine Geil who married Nicholas Halteman (b. abt 1718)?

A Jan. 13, 2001 post to the Geil genforum: "Hello, my name is Ursula Gail, I'm living in Holland for 31 years, I'm also a member of the great Geil-Gail family. If you want to know more about Jacob Geil, maybe you can mail to RlfMack@aol.com, Ralf can tell you more. Can you tell me more about my family?
Georg Geil (later he called himself Gail) ,he is an ancestor from 1628, born in Tiefenbach-Germany, one of his later family emigrated to America." (ghogenberk@hotmail.com)

[NI00718] 1790 Census for Bucks County lists Samuel Godshalk with 2 males under 16 and 3 females (including his wife). His daughter Mary was probably born in 1790, maybe just after this census was taken, since she does not seem to be included in the count.

I had his second wife as Catharine Haldeman, but there was a conflict with the birth dates of children and the age of this Catharine Haldeman (she was born in 1808). Further research needed.

Although it has not been conclusively shown that Samuel Godshalk was a son of Samuel Johnson Godshalk, I am including him in this family as it is the most likely scenario.

[NI00722] Lived on a farm in Plumstead for a year, then moved to Riverstick, Medina Co., Ohio, April 6, 1833.

Is it possible Jacob was twice married? Geil p. 234 says his marriage to Elizabeth ---- was in 1832, but Kulp p. 246 gives birthdates for several children born before that time. There is a gap between daughter Sarah born in 1831 and son Isaac born in 1835, indicating possibly the death of his first wife in 1831.

Herald of Truth - June 1868, p. 95:
On the 31st of March, JACOB GOTTSHALK, of Walnut Creek Township, Holmes County, Ohio, aged 83 years, 5 months, and 17 days. He was buried, on the second day of April, at Culp's Meeting-house. Funeral sermons were delivered by M. Shoup and H. Kilmer from 2 Cor. 5:1. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.

[NI00723] The 1880 Census lists Mathas Geil, born 3/1880, as a granddaughter of Enos, with no indication of which daughter was her mother.

Herald of Truth - April 1, 1891, pp 109-111:
GEIL. - On the 17th of March, 1891, in New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of paralysis, Enos F. Geil, aged 55 years and 20 days. Bro. Geil and his sons-in-law had a public sale on Monday the 16th, for the sale of cattle and farming implements, which he superintended and seemed to be in usual health. At midnight he was suddenly stricken with paralysis and laid unconscious until Tuesday evening when he died. He leaves aged parents, a sorrowing wife and three daughters to mourn his sudden death. May God comfort the dear family in their deep afflictions, and may we all remember that in the midst of the busy scenes of life, death may be nigh at hand. And may each one of us be ready, knowing that in an hour when we think not death may come.

[NI00726] Gospel Herald - Jan. 3, 1924, p. 813:
Moyer.-Amanda M., wife of Bro. Jonas M. Moyer, was born Nov. 13, 1859; died Dec. 13, 1923, at her home near Chalfont, Pa., aged 64 y. 1 m. Altho she suffered much, she bore it all patiently. She was a kind, loving mother, always thinking of others. She leaves her husband, six daughters, three sons, and eighteen grandchildren to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Joseph G. Ruth and Bro. Arthur Ruth (Text, Phil. 1:21-24) at Lexington. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond this vale of sorrows,
Tears will all be wiped away." --By a daughter.

[NI00727] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758) p. 301: Jacob Gile, 47, farmer; Anna, 40; John, 18, (L) Teacher; Enos, 14; Samuel, 8.

[NI00728] 1880 Census, vol 17, ed 152, pg 35 1900 Census, roll 1385, ed 27, sheet 8 shows Anna Geil living with her granddaughter Anna Geil Keller. The census incorrectly lists relationship as mother.

Herald of Truth - Jan. 26, 1905, pp 31-32:
Geil.-Ann Funk, daughter of John and Esther Wismer Funk, was born in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., on the 26th of July, 1811, and died of old age and heart failure at the old family homestead in New Britain township on Christmas day (Dec. 25) 1904; aged 93 Y., 4 M., 29 D. She was married to Jacob Geil, son of Pre. John Geil, of the Line Lexington Mennonite congregation. To this union were born three sons, two of whom preceded the mother to the world beyond. The husband and father also died some years ago. Sister Geil was a very active and industrious woman, with a most remarkable physical endurance, doing her own housework and during the busy seasons of summer taking a hand also in the field and different kinds of outdoor labor. Her mind was strong and vigorous to the end. She was especially well in-formed in regard to her family connections, and her memory served her so well that it always gave her pleasure to converse with her friends on this line. In regard to her business affairs her mind continued sufficiently strong so that she could keep the run of them and understand and attend to her business accounts up to the time of her death. She leaves one son, residing in North Dakota, 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was the last survivor of a family of twelve children. Both she and her husband were members of the Mennonite church. She was buried in the Doylestown Mennonite burying-ground on Dec. 29th.

[NI00731] John Geil ... removed with his father to Virginia, where he was apprenticed to the tanning trade, but, liking neither the trade nor his master, he returned to Bucks county about 1796, and probably resided for a time with his elder brother Abraham Geil.
John Geil settled in New Britain, where he owned a farm, and resided there until near the close of his life. He was ordained as minister of the Mennonite congregation at Line Lexington in 1809, and preached there for 42 years. Later in life he removed to Plumstead, where he died ... (History of Bucks County, p. 152)

"John Geil ... served the church faithfully for 55 years. He manifested an uncommon power of mind, which so ably fitted him for the position. In many ways he was a very remarkable man; tall in stature and well-proportioned; had a pleasant disposition; modest in his speech, and always looked at the bright side of things. He was not an aspirant for wealth, and yet the Lord blessed him with temporal abundance.
Mr. Geil lived on a farm near the Fretz Mill in New Britain Township, Bucks Co., in a commodious two-story stone farmhouse. There were stone fences on the farm. Mr. Geil's natural abilities were great. He possessed no special educational advantages. In fact in his day, these were few and far apart. Although he attended school only six weeks in his life, he so well acquired the German and English languages that he was often called upon to write wills, mortgages and public documents, and settle up estates." (Geil/Wenger pp 15-16)

1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 299 - John Gile, age 75; Jacob Gile, age 22; Barbara, age 22; Elizabeth, age 20; Catharine, age 18. The dates don't match up, and his son Jacob is listed on p. 301.

1880 Census for son Jacob Geil lists Virginia as his [Jacob's] father's place of birth.

Herald of Truth - February 1866, p. 16:
On the 16th of Jan., 1866, in Plumstead township, Bucks Co, Pa., our beloved Bro. and pastor John Geil, aged 87 years, 9 mos., and 7 days. He was buried on the 19th at Line Lexington M. H., where appropriate addresses were delivered from 2 Tim. 4: 7, 8.
[For want of space, we are compelled to give only this brief notice of the death of Bro. Geil, as it came just as the Ger. ed. was ready for the press. In our next we will give a more extended notice of the life and the labors of one who, for over half a century, stood a faithful watchman on the walls of Zion.]

[NI00734] Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1887, pp 30-31:
ROSENBERGER.-On the 21 st of November in Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy of the heart, Elizabeth, wife of Martin D. Rosenberger, aged 78 years. Buried at Blooming Glen Meeting-house. Services by samuel Godshalk and Abraham M. Moyer.

Herald of Truth - March 1, 1887, pp 76-77:
ROSENBERGER - On the 21st of Nov. 1886, in Hilltown Twp., Bucks county, Pa., of heart disease, Elizabeth Rosenberger, wife of Martin Rosenberger, and daughter of Pre. John Geil (deceased), aged 78 years, 9 months and 24 days. Buried on the 25th at Blooming Glen in Perkasie. Services by Henry Rosenberger, Samuel Godshalk and Abraham Moyer. Two children survive her. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church, of a meek and quiet spirit; though she had her share of trouble, she seemed to live above it, ad always had a smile and a kind word for all.

[NI00737] Herald of Truth - September 1880, pp 171-172:
On the 12th of August, in Elkhart, Indiana, of stricture of the bowels, MARY LANDIS, widow of Joseph Landis, late of Bucks Co., Pa., aged sixty five years. Sister Landis has been afflicted for about a year, and suffered severely, especially during the last three weeks of her life. She bore her sufferings, however, with meekness and christian fortitude, and realizing that her change was nigh at hand, she was earnestly engaged in preparation for it. She desired an interest in the prayer of God's people and prayed earnestly herself. She was resigned to her heavenly Father's will, and desired to depart that she might go to her eternal rest. She manifested an earnest solicitude for the spiritual welfare of her children, and expressed a desire to be buried in the plain ways of the church of which she for so many years had been a member. We trust her example in these things may leave a lasting impression on our minds. Funeral services were held at the house of Bro. A. K. Funk, in Elkhart (whose wife is her only daughter), on Thursday evening at 8 o,clock, by J. S. Coffman, from John 19:27, after which the body was put on the 9 55 P.M. train, accompanied by A. K. Funk and wife and Joseph H. Landis and wife, and taken to her former residence in Bucks County, Pa., where, on the following Sunday, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives, her body was laid to rest beside her husband at the old Deep Run Meeting house. She was a daughter of Pre. John Geil, of New Britian, who served in the ministry in the Line Lexington church fifty-five years.

[NI00741] Sept. 14, 1751, at the age of 8 years, Jacob Geil emigrated to Pennsylvania with his parents, on the ship "Duke of Bedford." The family lived there for a time in Phildelphia and then located on the Skippack.
By deed dated April 18, 1763, William Crook conveyed to him by the name of "Jacob Choel, of Philadelphia County," 194 acres in Springfield Twp, Bucks Co. ... On April 1, 1768, Jacob Geil and Anna his wife conveyed the Springfield farm to Conrad Jacoby, and on April 18, 1768, Samuel Barnhill and wife conveyed to him 153 acres near New Galena in New Britain Twp, Bucks Co. Here his wife Anna died, and he married a second time and in 1786 sold his farm and removed with the younger members of his family to Chester County, and from thence to Rockingham County, Virginia, where he died about 1802. (History of Bucks County p. 152)

Clemmer genealogy only lists Mary C. and Abraham C. as children of Jacob and Anna. That leaves Catharine, Jacob, Susan, Nancy and John unaccounted for. Lists John, Philip and Margaret as children by a second marriage.
Geil book gives Philip, Rebecca and Bettie as children of marriage to Miss Fly; Barbara to an unknown spouse.

"About the year 1767 he married a Miss Clymer and settled in Chester Co., Pa. Here they lived during the Revolutionary War, after which they moved to Rockingham Co., Va., near Bowmans Mill, now (1912) owned by Mr. Clark, one and one-half miles south of Broadway, Rockingham Co., Va., in the noted Shenandoah Valley. Here Mr. Geil bought 500 acres of land of David Brenneman, situated on Linville Creek, the deed bearing date of May 23, 1783. Here he lived, dying in 1794. He was buried on his old home farm, where, in June 1913, a new tombstone was erected over his grave, which is in a private old family cemetery, containing only a few graves.*

"It seems that Mr. Geil's first family of children came with their father to Virginia, where some of them married and lived, but after the father's death in Virginia they went to Pennsylvania, many of them settling around Doylestown, Pa., which for a time (say from 1775 to 1885) was flooded with Geils; but I am informed that now (1912) only one is found in Bucks County in the person of Rev. William Edgar Geil, of Doylestown. He is a noted evangelist, who has traveled in many parts of the world.

"Jacob Geil was a Mennonite, and it is said that his four wives were members.

"*Mr. Geil was married four times. His first wife was Miss Clymer, from whom comes the name Clemmer. His second wife was Miss Fly; third wife, name unknown; fourth wife, Miss Trissel. Mr. Geil's last years were spent in the vicinity of Trissel's Mennonite Church, near Broadway, Va., perhaps about 12 miles north of Harrisonburg. Tombstone inscription: In memory of Jacob Geil, Born in Germany in 1746, Died in 1794. Buried near Broadway, Rockingham Co., Va., on the farm now (1913) owned by R.S. Clark." (Geil pp. 11-12)

[NI00742] Clemens Account Book notes, p. 132 - Anna's father is Heinrich; History of Bucks Co., p. 152 - she's the daughter of John. Valentine Klemmer had two sons, Hans and Henrich. Further research is needed to determine which is her father.

Accounts vary as to who Jacob Geil married. Some account say Anna, daughter of Heinrich; some accounts say Mary daughter of John.

If it's Anna, unless she died after 1778, she can't be the mother of Preacher John Geil. Clemmer records say she died abt 1775. An article on the Geil Farm and Homestead says his second wife was Mary, daughter of John Clymer, of Franconia, whom he married after the date of 1768.

[NI00745] Probably a daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Kraut.

[NI00753] Is her name Rebecca or Margareth?

[NI00757] In 1691 as a settler in Germantown, he applied for naturalization, granted in 1709. He later moved to Skippack in what is now Worcester Township, where he built a log house. Claus and his brother John came to America in 1685.

(Boorse Family p. 39:) I would suppose that the family had resided at Munster, where we know a brother of Claus Janson lived. Claus was a devout Mennonite, and one of the founders of both the meetings in Germantown and at Skippack. He was a signatory of the petition for the laying out of the Germantown Road (now Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia) in 1701, and one of the aliens naturalized by the Act of Council at Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 1709.
Claus had settled on a tract of 114 acres in the German township soon after his arrival, but with the opening of the new township by Matthias Van Bebber in 1702 moved to the latter place, where he purchased a tract of 306 acres. He acquired other lands later (there, and in the adjacent townships), and became one of the substantial citizens of the county.
He was a signer of the famous Confession of Faith in 1727. He served as a minister of the congregation at Skippack from the time it was organized. He died in Oct. 1745, survived by a (second) wife and 13 children.

[NI00760] The man who wrote the first work on pedagogy in America, and who composed several very beautiful hymns of the Mennonite Church ... failed to return to his home at the accustomed hour one afternoon, and searchers found him on his knees before the rostrum in the building which was both church and school to them, but the spirit had already fled from his body. (Boorse Family p. 30)

[NI00762] Boorse p. 13, and Berger p. 1 say he died in 1679, not 1668/69.

[NI00763] Herman, Abraham and Derick's mother went with them to Pennsylvania but died a little over a month after their arrival in Philadelphia and was buried there.

[NI00764] The ancestry of the three op den Graeff brothers who settled at Germantown in 1683 is recorded in the ancestry book of Scheuten [couldn't find a cite for this]. Hermann op den Graeff is said to be descended from one de Aldekerk. In 1605 Herman became a townsman in Kempen: "Herman zu Graff who married one of the Pletgens family." He came to Krefeld about 1609. He was known as "the Bishop of the Mennonites." (Ancestry of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683 p. 498)

Herman Op den Graeff holds a secure place in church history as one of the two delegates from Krevelt (Crefeld) to the Council of Dortrecht, April 21, 1632, which set forth the Articles of the Confession of Faith of the Mennonite Church. (Delp-Cassel; Boorse Family p. 13)

Check this source: History of the Op Den Graef/Updegraff Family, June (Schaull) Lutz 1988.

[NI00766] Dirk Isaaks op dem Graeff came to Pennsylvania on the "Concord" with his brothers Abraham and Herman, arriving in Philadelphia Oct. 6, 1683, one of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683.

On March 20, 1681, according to a Krefeld document which is now in American possession: "Derijk Isaaks, bachelor, a townsman's son born in Kreval, married Nolcken Vijten, spinster, born in Kempen." It was an expressly Quaker wedding which is attested by the aforementioned document. There had been a Quaker congregation in Krefeld since 1679 and all who signed the document belonged to it.
Derick Isacks
Herman Isacks
Abraham Isacks
Teunus Keunen
Herman Daurss (son of Theis Doors)
Henderijk Janssen (father or brother of Trinken Jansen?)
Veit Scherkes
Jan Siemes
Wolter Seimens
Lenart Arents
Johannes Blijkers
Nolken Vijten (bride)
Greitjen Peters (mother of the groom, daughter of Peter Doors)
Liesbet Isacks (wife of Herman Isacks)
Margrit Isacks (op den Graef - sister of the groom)
Trinken Jansen (wife of Abraham Isacks)
Lijntijen Teisen (wife of Tunis Kunders)
Judit Preijerss (wife of Peter Doors)
Mercken Willems (wife of Jan Siemes)

Of the 11 men listed on this document, seven emigrated in the year 1683, three came along later, and only one, Hendrick Janssen, remained in the old homeland.

[NI00767] Abraham Isaaks op dem Graeff came to Pennsylvania on the "Concord" with his brothers Herman and Dirk, arriving in Philadelphia Oct. 6, 1683, one of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683.

Berger p. 1 gives birth and death years as 1651-1731.

[NI00768] Margrit emigrated with the others in 1683.

[NI00772] Gospel Herald - June 24, 1975 p. 474 Obituaries:
Grove, Russell, son of David and Esther (Reesor) Grove, was born in Markham Twp., Ont., Oct. 5, 1895; died on May 12, 1975; aged 79 y. In 1919 he was married to Annie Byer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Marion - Mrs. Lorne Wideman, Thelma ­ Mrs. Leonard Hoover, and Pearl ­ Mrs. Murray Wideman), one son (Elmer), 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and two brothers (Louis and Frank). One son (Merlin) preceded him in death in 1962. He was a member of Wideman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 14, in charge of Paul Martin, Emerson McDowell and Eric Strachan; interment in church cemetery.

[NI00779] Gottshall p. 16 says John married Hannah ---- . Godshalk family history, as well, says John's wife was Hannah.

[NI00781] He was a signer of a petition for a road from the North Branch of the Perkiomen to the Great Road (Sumneytown Highway), in March 1727, and one of the petitioners for the erection of Towamencin Township 12 months later. The new road was the Morris Road, over which General Washington led the remnants of the Continental Army in 1777, after the defeat at Germantown.
Hendrick Hendricks had acquired a tract of 123 acres in the new township at the time the family removed to this section, which he later increased by the purchase of an additional parcel. The homestead was sold to his son Samuel Hendricks in 1764 (with the consent of the widow, who was to die in the following year), and a substantial part of it was bought by Samuel Boorse in 1792.
Hendrick Hendricks is to be identified with the taxable of the name in the tax list of 1733. He died in February 1749, survived by a widow and eight children. (Boorse Family pp 31-32)

[NI00788] Moved from Plumstead Twp, Bucks Co., to Northampton Co. in 1803.

[NI00794] He was born in Franconia Township, just south of Morwood. In 1804 he was ordained a minister at the age of 32 and in 1813 he became Bishop. He served the Franconia Church as pastor after Christian FUNK. Before he was married he was a Schoolmaster, wrote in Fraktur and wrote Hymns. Later he was a farmer for 48 years on his wife's parents' farm near the Ridge Road, Upper Salford Township. (Rev Jacob H. GOTTSCHALL's great-grandson, Abraham Gottschall CLEMMER, born 1867, married Hannah A. ALDERFER in 1889, was ordained in 1904, at the Franconia Mennonite Church ann Bishop in 1913. He died in 1937, they had 2 sons that drowned at the Morwood Mill.)
His will, done in German, devises his farm of 80 acres to his sons Martin and Henry for 4,500 pounds. Fifty acres was woodland. This Kindig Farm was later owned by William K. GOTTSCHALL, then Jacob K. and Horce GOTTSCHALL. The Morwood Hotel is located on the North corner of this farm. (source: Jennie SPERLING, Lansdale PA)

A Manuscript Hymn-tune Booklet with Fraktur title page, dated Sept. 16, 1792, for "Susanna Kassel, a skilled singer in the Skippack School" is in the museum collection at the Mennonite Heritage Center. The booklet was compiled, decorated and signed by Jacob Gottschall, Susanna Cassel's schoolmaster. Jacob taught in the Skippack Meetinghouse School in the early 1790s, and possibly taught in the Salford and Franconia Meetinghouse Schools as well, somewhat later. He became a vorsinger (songleader) in the Franconia Mennonite Congregation and was ordained a preacher there in 1804 and a bishop in 1813. At least four of his sons -- Martin, Samuel, William and Herman -- became schoolmasters in Franconia and Lower Salford Townships, and several of these became skilled fraktur artists. The booklet is on indefinite loan from Henry L. Rosenberger, Blooming Glen, Pa. (MHEP Quarterly Vol. 1, No. 1, Feb. 1998 p. 3)

[NI00799] Kusters p 39 says this is Gertrude Hunsiker - more research needed.

[NI00801] 1790 Census, Montgomery County PA (p 160):
Shroger, Gosin 2-1-2

[NI00814] One source gives his birth date as 1718; another source gives his death date as 1803; Michael Godshalk has his death date as 1819.

A founder of the Mennonite Meeting at Towamencin.

Five children: Eve, Godshalk, a son, two daughters, 1790 census would suggest two grown sons and two minor daughters still living with their parents.

[NI00817] Jacob was deeded 100 acres in Rockhill Twp, Bucks Co in his father Andreas' will.

[NI00818] Jacob's full name was Jacob Gaetschalck van der Heggin. He was naturalized on 29 September 1709, and kept the patronymic name, as he could not use the name of his family's estate that was sold in Goch.

Generally, members of the family in Bucks and Mongomery counties spelled the name GODSHALK up to the Civil War period. After that period, the name was usually given as GODSHALL. The name GOTTSCHALL means "God's Echo" but a translation of the German name GODSHALK means "God's Rascal"! Perhaps this is the reason for changing the way the name was spelled in the 1860's. (source: Harry Adams, Bedminster PA)

The first entries of the Mennonite Church in Goch date back to 1658. Anyone transferring from one church to another received from the home church a church letter (attestatie). On June 12, 1701, Jacob Gatschalks and his wife were given such a testimonial by the Mennonite Church at Goch for Pennsylvania. Hence he was still in Goch on that date, but probably emigrated soon afterward; it can therefore be assumed that he arrived in Germantown in the second half of 1701. Thus the time of his migration is approximately fixed. His wife goes with him. The church record lists the marriage of Jacob Godtschalch with Aeltien (Adelheid) Hermans under the date of Feb. 20, 1689. (Jakob Gottschalk/Niepoth p. 36)

(notes from Godshalk history by ???)
The congregation whence Rev. Gottshall came was at Cleves. This church was established in 1550. The membership of this church has dwindled according to the last report to about 30 members and services are conducted there by Pastor Kreamer of the Crefeld Church. At the instance of Miss Leendertz, of Cleves, the surviving daughter of the last minister of this congregation, with the co-operation of Henry Miller, deacon of the Crefeld Church, the property of the congregation, including the church buildings, have been transferred to the custody of the Crefeld Church. The articles of agreement to this transfer have been concluded before the Notary, Dr. Lingdens, in Cleves, bearing date of June 5, 1906.
In 1708 Gottshall wrote to Holland in which he gives the history of the origin of the Germantown Mennonite Church, also stating the fact that Rev. William Rittenhouse had died in the month of March, 1708, to the great sorrow of the congregation; and that now he was the only surviving minister. On May 9, 1708 eleven persons were baptized and added to the church, and two weeks later, May 23, 1708, the communion of the Lord's Supper was administered. At these services Rev. Gottshall officiated.These two services were the first baptismal and communion services conducted by Mennonites in America.
On October 21, 1702, Gottshall purchased a tract of 50 acres of land from Isaac Shoemaker. On this tract he erected a quaint, low but substantial house and lived here for 12 years when he removed to Towamencin Township. The house fronted on Germantown Avenue. The exact spot is now 5273 Germantown Avenue, a close neighbor to Dennis Conrad, one of the original settlers in Germantown, who came in 1683 to America on the good ship Concord.
In 1708 Gottshall joined with four other brethren in a letter to Amsterdam, asking for some catechisms for the children and little testaments for the young, stating that only one Bible was among the membership of the church.
In 1728 the Mennonite confession of faith was translated into English and printed by Bradford, in Philadelphia, and Gottshall was one of the signers testifying to the correctness of the translation.
Again on October 19, 1745, he joined with five others asking for assistance to translate Martyr's Mirror from Dutch into German. Although no answer came from Holland, the brethren in America arranged for the translation and had the book printed at Ephrata. Gottshall and Dielman Kolb carefully read and corrected the proofs. Rev. Gottshall was a literary man and capable to use three languages -- Dutch, German and English.
Gottshall sent his children, at least his three sons, to the Daniel Francis Pastorius School in Germantown.

(Boorse Family p. 19) An early account tells us he was chosen a minister of this meeting [at Germantown] October 8, 1702, and that he performed the first baptism by immersion in America, May 9, 1708, possibly in the nearby Wissahickon. Eleven persons were received into the fold of the church on that occasion, bringing the membership of the congregation in Germantown to 51, the names of all of whom are preserved to this day.

In 1714, Jacob moved with his family to Towamencin Twp., Montgomery Co., where he bought 123 acres of land from James Shattuck. His oldest son, Godshalk Godshalk, also bought 123 acres next to Jacob from the same man at the same time. In his will, Jacob devised his farm of 123 acres to his youngest son, Herman. (Joel Alderder)
Apparently the Bishop did remarry; one of these sources mentioned a legal document from 12 July 1770 that refers to his widow Rosanna. (source: Ed Godshall's research)

[NI00837] His first name may have been Peter.

[NI00844] The name Doors appears in the Mennonite records of the village and parish of Kaldenkirchen in 1638 and 1652:
1652: 12. Theiss Doors, a retail merchant, has a building lot with a small house and a quarter of an acre of arable land and alongside it a quarter of an acre of fishery rights, worth altogether about 350 Reichstalers.

According to the Mennonite documents in the State Archives at Dusseldorf, Johannes Lenders described the persecution and suffering of the Mennonites dwelling in Julichschen Kaldenkirchen in the "Julich-Berg Historical Journal." Theiss appears here under the names Dahrs, Dahrmans, Peters and Peterschen. His father's Christian name was therefore Peter. His wife, Neess, had sent her children to the Calvinist school in order to escape the persecution. Theiss was forced to take them back to the Catholic school and to have the youngest child baptized as a Catholic. "1655, January 4 the baptism of Margarita daughter of Matthias Doors and Nees was performed. (Witnesses) Arnold Kosters and Elsken Booms." So it states in the Catholic church records. The bailiff had struck the woman in the face a few days before the birth and treated her badly. The husband was fined 100 gold Guilders for a violation and his goods were confiscated.
At this point the government of Cleves (Brandenburg) intervened. The Elector, Philipp Wilhelm, who was at that time Duke of Julich, decreed, in order to alleviate the Brandenburg menace, that Theiss Peters could stay and should not be further molested. Thus he continues to live in Kaldenkirchen. His wife and children remained true to the Reformed Church and school. On Sept. 16, 1663 he had his youngest son, Hermann, baptized Reformed. This is the Hermann Dauerss who was one of the signers of the record of the Quaker wedding in 1681. He went to Pennsylvania in 1684.
We hear nothing more about the Doors aside from the numerous times they appear as godparents at christenings. On the other hand, in the Mennonite congregation at Goch, on May 25, 1670, therefore at the age of about 20 years was baptized: "Leentien Doormans, spinster, daughter of Theis Doormans." She probably joined this congregation again as a maidservant in the household of a friendly Mennonite family in Goch. (Krefeld Emigrants/Niepoth p. 506)

Jan. 20, 1656, trial witnesses asserted "that Theis Gohrs or Peterschen, born at Kaldenkirchen of Catholic parents, later adhering to the Anabaptist sect (joined the Reformed Church three months ago but did this only to escape the persecution)." (Niepoth p. 508)

[NI00845] WFT v7 #4553 says Agnes was an op den Graeff, b abt 1624 Kaldenkirchen, m abt 1644.

[NI00846] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Hanover Twp.

[NI00850] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp, roll 758, pp 270 and 271

1880 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp, roll 1106, p. 277D:
Isaac Rosenberger, 61, retired farmer; wife Susanna, 60

He was a chair-maker by trade and later purchased a farm in Hilltown twp. where he died. He was a school director in Hilltown for many years.

1862 Civil War draft records in Bucks County, examinations held at Ottsville, Sept. 12, 1862:
Isaac Rosenberger, Hilltown, conscientious scruples, exempted

Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1887, pp 30-31:
ROSENBERGER.-On the 27 th of November in Bucks county, Pa., of Brights disease, Isaac Rosenberger, aged 68 years, 5 months and 19 days. Buried at Blooming Glen Meeting-house. Services by Josiah Clemmer, A. Moyer and others.

[NI00855] In the 1850 census for Plumstead Twp, Bucks Co PA, Anna is listed by herself in a household next to that of her daughter Sarah and her husband Jacob Leatherman.

Herald of Truth - March 1866, p. 24:
On the 18th of December, 1865, in Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa., at the residence of her son-in-law, Isaac Rosenberger of cancer, Anna Bishop, widow of Jacob Bishop, aged 77 years, 9 months, and 20 days, interred in the Doylestown Mennonite burying ground.

[NI00856] Jacob's parents were divorced in 1796, probably in Philadelphia. History of Bucks County, p. 418, says Jacob was reared in the family of Joseph Fretz, in Bedminster, whose daughter Anna he subsequently married.

Mr. Bishop, when a lad, lived with Christian Fretz, of Bedminster, until the death of the latter, then he lived with Isaac Fretz, until he himself married, when he purchased the farm now known as the McIntyre farm, in Bedminster Twp. From there he moved to New Britain on the Tommy Stewart farm, where he died. (Fretz Family History, p. 160, also Family Record of Descendants of Joseph Bishop and Susanna Moyer of Bucks County, Pa., p. 3)

Later research shows that Jacob was not from England - his great-grandfather Jacob Bischoffberger immigrated in Sep. 10, 1753 on the ship Beulah from Germany. I wonder why it was thought he came from England, unless he was confused with his grandfather or great-grandfathers, both named Jacob. This information comes from the FTM user home page site of Donna Groot Bluemink (http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/l/u/Donna-Elizabeth-Bluemink/index.html):

"The Bishop families I am researching originate in Bucks and Montgomery counties of eastern Pennsylvania with Jacob Bishop as patriarch. It is now believed with some documentation that in the early 1800's Jacob changed his surname from Bischoffberger to Bishop. Charles L. Bishop of Harrisburg has collaborated with me in researching the Bischoffberger/Bishop connection.

"Surnames include: Allebach, Bean, Benner, Bergey, Bischoffberger, Bishop, Buchammer, Cassel, Clemens, Clemmer, Conver, Detweiler, Freed, Fretz, Haldeman, Heckler, Hunsicker, King, Kolb, Kooker, Kraut, Landis, Meyer, Oberholtzer, Reiff, Souder, Wisler."

In 1959 a large granite tombstone was placed in Doylestown Mennonite Church cemetery by the Enos and Joseph Bishop Family Association in memory of Jacob and Anna Bishop.

[NI00858] Henry Rosenberger was among the earliest of the German immigrants to settle in Franconia township, having purchased land there in 1729. His son Daniel, who accompanied his paretns from Germany, purchased land in Hatfield township, near Hockertown, in 1740. (History of Bucks County p. 418)

1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Franconia Twp.

[NI00861] Will Abstract:
ROSENBERGER, JOHN. Hatfield. December 28, 1805. October 19, 1808. 3.85
To wife Christina, 175 pds. and household goods, and maintenance. To son Benjamin, 50 pds. To son Martin's children: John, Elizabeth, and Mary, 60 pds. equally. Rem. of personalty to be sold and divided among 6 children: Henry, John, Benjamin, Daniel, Abraham and Catharine. Execs: Sons John and Abraham. Wit: Michael Shoemaker, Peter Conver.

[NI00862] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 2 - Garret Shoemaker, 40, farmer; Ann, 35, Catharine, 16, Michael, 12, Fronica, 10, Jacob, 9

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 187, taken June 29:
Gared Shoemaker, 50; Mary Ann Shoemaker, 45, serving; William Dedwiler, 4; Abraham Nice, 25, farm laborer; Frany Nice, 20; Francis Wack, 17, farm laborer; Jacob Heacock, 12; Cathrien Stover, 7

[NI00864] Yellis, the eldest son of the first Benjamin of Hatfield, finished his life in Rockhill, Bucks county, near Perkasie and Sellersville. His death took place in the early Fall of 1808. His will was registered on the 3rd of October of that year. In this, he bequeathed to his son Benjamin the "plantation where I now live," containing 130 acres, then bounded by lands of Andrew Schlichter and Abraham Stroud...

Abstracts of Bucks County Wills, 1785-1825, Will Book No. 7:
Page 360. Julius Rosenberger, Rockhill Twp, yeoman. September 12, 1808. Proved October 3, 1808. Son Penjamin [sic] Rosenberger exr. To him Plantation and 144 Acres where I live, adj. Andrew Schlichter Esq., Abraham Stout, John Wambold and Frederick Shaffer. Son Henry. Dau. Anna wife of Joseph Naragang 1000 pounds. Dau. Heliekk [Rebecca] wife of Jacob Bachtel, Land in Springfield Twp where John Bissey lives. Wits: Daniel Cooper, David Bachman, Joseph Geisinger.

Yellis, or Julius Rosenberger, as he is often called in the old deeds, inherited the trading, money-making disposition of his father, and the records of Bucks show that he bought and sold many different properties in that county. ... (Rosenberger/Edwards pp 9-10)

[NI00872] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp, roll 759, p. 175, taken Sept. 17:
William Rosenberger, 55, farmer; Susan, 59; Joel, 25, mason; William, 23, farmer; Elias, 21, carpenter; Jacob, 18, mason; John, 16, mason; Isaac, 14; Eliza Fox, 20

[NI00873] I'm guessing that the John Rosenberger in the 1850 census with Mary (probably Underkoffler) is the same as the John Rosenberger who married Nancy Shutt. Mary is 14 years younger than John, so I think she was his second wife.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 37a - John Rosenberger, 53, farmer; Mary, 39; Margret, 14; Isaac, 9; Emanuel, 6; Horris, 3 [Horace?]; Susanah, 5/12; Mary Underkoffler, 64.

[NI00875] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 243.

[NI00876] 1850 census - PA, Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799), p. 272:
Benjamin Rosenberger, 47, farmer; Susanna, 42, Benjamin, 19, laborer; Isaac Stover, 11, Ann Geaman, 72

[NI00892] 1880 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp, roll 1106, p. 277C:
Henry Rosenberger, 34, farmer; wife Mary Ann, 32; Alvah Hunsberger, 11, servant; Harvey Bishop, 18, works on farm; Hannah Swope, 22, servant

[NI00911] Gospel Herald - Sept. 9, 1952 pp 902-903 Obituaries:
Shaddinger, -- Henry R., son of the late Edward and Annie (Rosenberger) Shaddinger, was born May 23, 1881; died April 14, 1952, at his home in Perkasie, Pa., when he was thought to be convalescing from an operation; aged 70 y. 10 m. 21 d. He is survived by his wife, Emma (Hunsicker), and one son, Willard. For many years he owned and operated a store and post office in Blooming Glen, pa. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Services were held there on April 17 in charge of David Derstine, Jr. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI00915] Mark Fretz owned and operated the grist and saw mills later known as Curley's Mills, in New Britain. (History of Bucks County p. 152)

They lived in New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., on the place now known as "Curley's Mill," which he purchased of John Fretz of Warwick, in 1792. The tract consisted of 130 acres. To this he added by other purchases until he owned several hundred acres. He was extensively engaged as a farmer and in the milling business. They were members of the Mennonite church at Line Lexington, of which he was a deacon. (John and Christian Fretz p. 326)

[NI00926] Herald of Truth - October 1867, p. 159:
On the 1st of August, in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., Pa., very suddenly of Palsy, ELIZABETH, wife of Philip FRETZ, aged 49 years and 11 months. She was a faithful sister in the Church. Funeral sermon was preached by I. Moyer and the writer.

[NI00934] Johannes and his brother Heinrich arrived in Philadelphia, Sept. 5, 1730, on the ship "Alexander and Ann." John settled in Salford Township where he owned 100 acres of land on which he paid quitrent before 1734. (Custer Family p. 140, Henrich and Maria Clemmer p. 1)

[NI00937] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 37a - Frederick Alderfer, 76, Rumsucker; Ann Alderfer, 65; Isaac, 25, day laborer.

[NI00939] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 30 - listed next to his father Abraham.

[NI00940] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 30 - listed next to his son Jacob.

[NI00946] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Gwynedd Twp (roll 800) p. 86 - Samuel Kreible, 55, farmer; Sarah, 47, Samuel, 17, Catharine, 14, William, 11. Next to George Kreible, 25, Susanna, 25, (continued on p. 86b) John Kreible, 3, Enos, 1, Diana, 28; Peter Boyer, 12. George is probably a son of Samuel & Sarah.

[NI00950] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 13 - John Moyer, age 60; Elizabeth, age 57; Sarah, age 20; Joseph, age 24; Susanna, age 17.

[NI00952] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799), p. 268b:
Henry Berge, 24, farmer; Hannah, 27, Mary A., 3/12; Mary Berge, 52

[NI00955] Herald of Truth - May 1870, pp 78-79 Obituaries:
On the 7th of March, in Hilltown township, Bucks county, Pa., of consumption, MARY, wife of Moses KULP, aged 54 years, 3 months and 13 days. Her maiden name was Moyer. She was buried at Perquesea Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by Isaac Moyer, John Allebach and Isaac Oberholtzer from Is. 3:10.

[NI00960] Henry Rosenberger was a Mennonite minister and served as such at the Franconia Meetinghouse during the time of the Revolution.

[NI00964] Abraham Beery was born in Pennsylvania and very likely in Adams county. At least we have evidence that his father, Abraham, came from that county to Virginia. He settled on a farm one and one-half miles south of Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., now (1905) known as the Anna Wampler farm where he died of old age. It is very evident that he was buried in the old cemetery now known as the Lindale Mennonite church, where the remains of his mother, brother John and wife, and other relatives, were placed. He was a man noted for obesity. In fact, he was the most fleshy person known in his day, so much so that he was obliged to spend the greater part of the summer in the basement or cellar of his house. In the last years of his old age he was much annoyed with hysterical afflictions. We have evidence that he and his wife were Mennonites. His first wife died about 1790, and a few years later he married Barbara Good. --J.H.W. (Abraham Beery Descendants, pp 12-13)

[NI00968] They were married in Virginia Sept. 5, 1820, and soon after journeyed in the old-fashioned, two-wheeled "gig" to Fairfield county, Ohio, attended by the hardships connected with such a journey through the mountains. They settled on a farm which became their permanent home. Later a railroad was built and Berne Station was established near their home. This was during the infancy of settlement in Ohio. By industry, good management, and good judgment they converted the forest into a good home, which being in a good country, at the time of his death was valued at twenty thousand dollars. In point of sociability he was a noble man; his church relation being United Evangelical. Every person of unsuspicious character was always welcome at his commodious home. He was noted for honesty, integrity, and just dealing with his fellowman. His death was universally regretted.--(By his Son, Lewis Beery, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.) (Abraham Beery Descendants pp 19-20)

[NI00970] Herald of Truth - Nov. 1, 1885, p. 333:
BEERY.--On the 11th of October, at Edom, in Rockingham Co., Va. John K. Beery, at the advanced age of 84 years, 4 months and 7 days. He was buried on the 13th. Services were held by Daniel S. and G. D. Heatwole from Psalm 89:48. He was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church; he raised a family of fifteen children, five sons and ten daughters, ten of them are still living. He had 125 grandchildren, 115 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. It is thought probably this is the largest family connection in the county. We are informed that he was born and raised and lived out his life of over four score years near Edom where he died.

[NI00975] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co, 56th District (roll 974), p. 208, taken Nov. 22:
Joseph Beery, 41, farmer; Solomon, 18, farmer; Barbara, 15; Elizabeth, 14; John, 7; Frances, 2; Catharine, 4/12; Mary McNett, 26

[NI00979] Gospel Herald - Sept. 21, 1911:
Brenneman - John L. Brenneman was born near Edom, Va., Oct. 24, 1821; died near Elida, O., Sept. 4, 1911; aged 89 y. 10 m. 11 d. Elizabeth Kellar, his first wife, died Feb. 27, 1886, at the age of 57. They were married Oct. 16, 1845. To this union were born 11 children, 10 of whom survive. There are 45 grandchildren living and 7 dead; 3 great-grandchildren living and 2 dead; 1 brother and 4 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters living. He moved with his parents from Virginia to Fairfield Co, O., in 1828. After his marriage he moved in June 1848, to the farm occupied at the time of his death. At that time the farm was a dense forest, but hard labor and industry and the faithful co-operation of his family it has been converted into a pleasant home. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life and has been loyal to the Church and firmly established in her faith and doctrines to the end. In Jan., 1893 he married his second wife, Sister Elizabeth (Shank) Brenneman, who survives him. Thus ends another long and eventful life, and while Bro. Brenneman's life was not entirely faultless, yet through the grace of God in which he trusted we mourn not as those who have no hope, but can sing with grateful hearts.
Oh, the hope , the blissful hope,
Which Jesus' grace has given,
The hope when days and years are past,
We all may meet in heaven.
Buried Sept. 13, in the Salem cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services by Christian Good and J. M. Shenk.

[NI00981] Herald of Truth - March 17, 1904 pp 95-96 Obituaries:
KELLAR.-Barbara (Brenneman) Kellar, departed this life, Mar. 1, 1904, aged 79 Y., 8 M., 11 D. Her native home was in Fairfield Co., Ohio, where she was married to John Kellar on Sept. 23, 1845. In 1866 they moved to Branch Co., Mich. After the death of her husband in 1899, Sister Kellar made her home with her daughter, Mrs. C.W. Brooks, Sturgis, Mich., at which place she breathed her last. She leaves to mourn her departure, 3 brothers, 11 children, 29 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 5 half-brothers and 3 half-sisters, besides a host of fiends. She united with the Mennonite church in 1855 and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services on the 3d by Geo. Lambert.

[NI00987] Herald of Truth - June 1, 1899 - pp 173-174 Obituaries:
KELLER. - John Keller was born on the 15th of December 1825 in Berks Co., Pa., from whence in his infancy his parents moved to Wayne Co., Ohio. In 1837 he moved with his parents to Fairfield Co., Ohio, where he was married to Barbara Brenneman, Sept. 23, 1845. They moved to Allen Co., Ohio in 1847. They united with the Mennonite Church in 1855. In 1866 they moved to Noble, Branch Co., Mich., where be lived since. He died of congestion of the lungs on the 7th of May, 1899, aged 73 years, 4 months and 23 days. Of his seven daughters and five sons one child died in infancy. Besides his wife and eleven children be leaves twenty-six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends, who though they mourn the lose of a dear one, yet have the assurance that their companion, father and friend has gone home to rest and is awaiting their coming. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, always ready to give help and advice when asked. On his death bed he expressed his entire resignation to God's will and admonished all to be submissive to God's will. The remains were laid to rest on the 10th in the Pleasant Hill burying ground. Funeral services by J. S. Hartzler. Text, 1 Cor. 15:55-57.

[NI01004] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 66b:
Peter Rhodes, 35 (25?), farmer; Ann, 28; Solomon, 1; [Fannie?], 2/12

[NI01011] Christian Wenger bought a farm for his son in Earl Township, along the Conestoga Creek, about a half mile west of the Martindale Mennonite Church. This farm is presently owned and occupied by Ezra S. Zimmerman, a direct descendant of this Hans Wenger, through his second son Hans Wenger. Christian Wenger bought this farm May 19, 1759, and transferred it to his son, Hans (John) Wenger, June 1, 1759.
Anna (Sherk) Wenger acquired a farm located in what is now Denver Boro, Pa. She and her husband went to live there and later their oldest son, Christian Wenger, occupied this farm.
Hans (John) Wenger is believed to be buried at the Martindale Mennonite Church Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pa. (Wenger Book, 1978, p. 169)

[NI01015] By this time [1742] the Old Goshenhoppen Reformed congregation had been established a few miles to the west, and with this congregation Gabriel Schuler identified himself.

Gabriel Schuler, who was a prosperous innkeeper, lived, it is said, to the age of 109 years, and on his 100th birthday anniversary he demonstrated his vigor by cutting down a large tree. (Spare Family pp 13-14)

[NI01020] Joseph moved from Lancaster, Pa. to the Leitersburg district, near Hagerstown, Md. in 1787. Then in 1795 he moved into German Valley, a beautiful valley about 3 miles NE of Shirleysburg in Huntingdon County, Pa.

[NI01024] Henry or Heiner Weber was the second son of the first settler, Henry Weber, and was allotted the original farm. The original homestead has been owned by Joseph M. and Henry M. Weber. (Wenger Book, p. 170)

[NI01045] from Lindale's Song p 17:
Joseph's older half-brother (his father had 18 children from two wives) was John G. Wenger who married Frances Coffman. Many decades earlier they moved to Greenbrier County (which later became a part of West Virginia), near Lewisburg. There he changed his name to John Thomas Whanger. The Whanger's son, David C., became the last Mennonite minister in that small church that was becoming extinct. David C. died early in the war when Federal soldiers came and took his horses. Two of his sons, David and Joseph, in the Confederate army were captured by Union forces and prisoners a long time and eventually signed up to be "galvanized Yankees," (fight for the North).

[NI01051] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co, 56th District (roll 974), p. 166, taken Dec. 11: Benjamin Wenger, 69, farmer; Ann, 67. Next household is their son Daniel.
Benjamin's birthplace (and his wife's) is given as Pa. Lindale book says his parents moved to Virginia after the Revolution; this may indicate that they moved at least after 1781 when Benjamin was born. Note that place of birth for his sister Christena in 1785 is given as Lancaster.

[NI01057] Jacob and Rachel united with the Lutheran Church in 1821; then in 1823 they moved to Ohio. In 1851 Jacob joined the United Brethren Church and was placed in the ministry. He continued in the ministry until his death, which occurred in his home at Millersburg, Mercer County, Illinois. This family used the "Winger" spelling.

[NI01064] from Van Bibber Pioneers: Jacob Isaac and Christina Van Bibber are buried in the floor of St. Stephen's Church in Earlsville MD.

[NI01107] Anna Rosina was killed Jun 14, 1750 by Hans Ulrich Seiler - is this the incident John Ruth was referring to in Maintaining the Right Fellowship (p. 111)? "There were, of course, sad cases in the neighborhood, where servants and masters were unhappy with each other, with flight, suicide, and even, in Upper Hanover, a frughtful murder of a Schwenkfelder woman by a Swiss servant who felt his term of service was too long."

[NI01115] Schwenkfelder Genealogy says this was Dirk Casselberry. http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~churchh/chfmbct2.html#b432 says he was also (incorrectly) known as Daniel. His father was Derrick Casselberry.

[NI01130] 1850 census - PA, Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799), p. 272b:
Joseph Kreible, 40, farmer; Catharine, 38, Abraham, 15, Mary, 11, Rachel, 7; Jesse Denner, 22, laborer; Cristiana Kreible, 69, Sarah Kreible, 21

[NI01176] He was on the tax list for Lower Salford in 1734. He had 125 acres which he bought from Rees Williams and his wife on Aug.13, 1728. He owned this land nearly 14 years but in the meantime removed to Chester County; two of his sons, at least, remained in Lower Salford.

[NI01177] Feina or Fiega - not sure of name or its origins

[NI01188] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 48, taken Sept. 23:
Isaac Hunsicker Sr., 71, gentleman; Ann Hunsicker, 70
Next household: Isaac Hunsicker Jr., 30, farmer; Mary Hunsicker, 25; Isaac, 2; Mary Hendricks, 9, Jesse Herbster, 7

[NI01190] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 26 - (4/4) Yelles Cassel, 68, farmer; Mary 61, Mary 20. (5/5) Abraham Cassel, 29, farmer; Elizabeth 26, Yelles 6, Sarah 1; John Wireman(?), 30, labourer; Ann Bustard, 15.

[NI01193] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 191b, taken Sept. 14:
John Cassel, 63, farmer; Susanna Cassel, 63; Jacob Cassel, 22, farmer

[NI01201] Is it possible she was a sister to J. Conrad Geil?

[NI01206] The family had lived at Wolfsheim, in Baden, at the time the sons were born, but latterly settled at Manheim. Henry was one of the founders of the meeting at Skippack, and one of the elders of the church who prepared the English translation of their Confession of Faith in 1727. He had acquired a tract of land in Bebbers Township in 1709, where he lived until his death in July 1730. (Boorse Family p. 54)

[NI01207] 1929 issue of the Gospel Herald, pp 938-39, contains a biographical sketch of Dielman Kolb, an early leader of the Mennonite faith in Pennsylvania. Informs us that "he came to America in 1717, as the youngest of the family (his brothers and sisters having emigrated here in 1707 and had settled in Germantown and in Skippack Township), together with Gerhart Clemens, Hans Reiff and Henry Ruth. He apparently settled in Salford with his friends.

The Mennonite Quarterly Review, vol. III, No. 1, Jan. 1929, p 34, gives the same information.

"History of the Kulp Family," D.K. Cassel, says that Dielman Kolb Jr. was born at Wolfsheim, in the Palatinate, Germany. He married Elizabeth Schnebli in 1714 and on March 21, 1717 they started from Ibersheim, Palatinate, on their long journey to Pennsylvania and that they arrived at Philadelphia on August 10 of the same year.

[NI01208] According to Davis, Elizabeth m1 Jacob Schnebeli and m2 Dillman Kolb. Her maiden name is not known. (Davis p. 347-348)

[NI01211] He came to America with his brother Melchior before 1717, probably in 1707. In 1717 he was living in Perkiomen Twp., then Philadelphia, now Montgomery County. The first record we have of him is his appointment as one of the trustees of the land upon which was erected the Skippack Mennonite Church, whose congregation he served later as preacher. He also preached at Germantown. He served 30 years as Elder of the Skippack Mennonite Church. (Oberholtzer/Ford p. 170; Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer p. 170)

Michael Ziegler purchased a tract of 100 acres on the "Parkeawming Creek" in the Perkiomen & Skippack Township, Feb. 14, 1718, and subsequent acquisitions of land brought his holdings up to in excess of 650 acres. A property adjoining the early town of Skippack became the homestead, where he operated a tannery and pursued his occupation as a weaver. (Boorse Family p. 103)

His name is 55th on a list of 57 names, for military protection against the Indians in the spring of 1728.

[NI01222] Most family historians have claimed that "Smoke Mike" Ziegler and not tanner Michael Ziegler was married to Anna Clemens. This is not so. Tanner Michael Ziegler in his account books at the Historical Society of Montgomery County mentions three of his brothers-in-law: Jacob Clemens - Anna's youngest brother, John Johnson - Susanna's husband, and Henrich Kassel - Sarah's husband. According to his account books, Michael Ziegler kept a limited-stock store, and this is probably where he sold the brandy he bought from Jacob Clemens. (Account Book of the Clemens Family, p. 133)

In 1794 when he sold land to his son Dillman, his wife was Barbara - probably sister of Anna, born June 1, 1737, deceased by 1809 when Michael Ziegler wrote his will. (Skippack Deaths #191, HSMC Bulletin, Vol. VIII No. 4 April 1953 pp. 329-330)

[NI01223] Anna Ziegler was killed by an accident on the Skippack Pike at John Wentz's tavern in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, when the horses and the wagon upset on the way to Philadelphia.

[NI01229] Kulp Family History p. 490 says Abraham Detweiler who married Elizabeth Kolb Ziegler was a son of Martin Detweiler and Maria Meyer. I have that Abraham marrying Elizabeth J. Clymer.

Abraham & Elizabeth Detweiler lived in Worcester Township on 137 acres John and Ann Detweiler sold Abraham August 4, 1783. They conveyed this to Samuel Moyer March 21, 1796, after which time Abraham was no longer taxed in the township. (HSMC Bulletin, Vol. VIII No. 3 Oct. 1952, p. 245]

[NI01239] Herald of Truth - May 1867, pp 78-79:
On the 16th of February, at the residence of Peter Metz, in Towemencinc township, Montgomery Co., Pa., BARBARA GOTTSHALK, widow of Jacob Gottshalk, aged 92 years, 2 mo., and 4 days. She was buried at the Skippack Meeting-house. Funeral sermons were preached by Jacob Kolb Abraham Wismer and Geo. Detweiler, from Rev. 14:13.

[NI01240] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp. (roll 799), p. 29 - Jacob Gotshall, age 78, and his wife Barbara, age 75, next to their sons Dillman Gotshall and Jacob Gotshall Jr.

[NI01246] His parents died when he was young, and he was probably brought up by his grandfather, Valentine Klemmer. That tells us that his mother was a Klemmer and as he named his first son Samuel it may be that his father bore that name. When the grandfather emigrated to America in 1717, young Valentine Hunsicker, then a lad of seventeen, accompanied him. They stayed in Germantown for a short time then "pushed into the interior of the dense forests of Eastern Pennsylvania," in company with other adventurers, going as far north as northern Bucks County, into a district known as "den gross Schwamm" (big swamp) later called Lower Milford. (Hunsicker Family p. 15, 17)

About 1720 or 1721 Valentine's uncle, Henry Klemmer, who was a stone mason by trade, left the wilderness of Bucks County and went to Bebbers Township to try his fortune there. Valentine went with him and lent his strength to the task of carrying mortar and setting stones in place. He helped his uncle to build the Mennonite Meeting House at Skippack and lived there all the rest of his life. As early as 1724, by dint of unremitting energy and careful economy, he had saved enough money to buy 125 acres of land at five shillings an acre. Later he added another hundred acres to the original tract. (Custer Family pp 120-121)

[NI01254] Big Isaac Kolb, as he was known far and wide, said to have been over six feet four inches tall, was an exceptionally strong man physically. He was known as "Der Grosse Isaac, der sehr starke Mann" i.e., "Big Isaac, the very strong man." (Custer book p. 124, Alderfer p. 59) Although many stories have been told of his feats of strength (see Cassel Family p. 149), he was by nature gentle. His hand writing was excellent and he seems to have been well educated for his time.
He resided at Rockhill until he and his wife Gertude conveyed the messuage with 150 acres to preacher Samuel Bechtel of Saucon, on Jan. 16, 1764, for 900 pounds. Thereafter it became known as "the preacher's homestead," six preachers having occupied the same farm, lately the Landis brothers' farm, now part of Telford.
Isaac Kolb removed to Gwynedd Township. After Gertrude died, he purchased a farm of 134 acres, located near the Plain Meetinghouse at Lansdale and thereafter seems to have been affiliated with the Plain congregation. He married a second wife, Margaret (Weber?) the widow of Cornelius Conrad.

[NI01260] Kulp Family History p. 150 says Dillman married Susanna Krister. There was some confusion on whether this was Susannah Kuster, daughter of Conrad Kuster, or Susanna (or Hannah) Keyser. Somewhere I saw that a Family Bible record gives her name, in German script, as Hanna Keisserin.

Maybe this was referring to the Hannah Keyser married to Dillman Kolb b. 1753 s/o Elizabeth Cassel and Heinrich Kolb?

[NI01261] Old Hanna KOLB died May 21, 1825 aged 96 yrs. (Skippack Deaths #260, HSMC Bulletin Vol. IX Number 3 (October 1954), pp. 233-234 ) Her name is generally given as Susannah Krister. However, it is suggested she may have been Susannah Kuster, daughter of Conrad and Susanna (Adams) Kuster who settled in Salford in 1720...

Family Bible record gives her name, in German script, as Hanna Keisserin. But perhaps this refers to the Hannah Keyser who married Dillman Kolb b. 1753 (married 2nd Lydia Mack), not Dillman Kolb b. 1725.

[NI01278] Cassel p. 264 says he married first Hannah Keyser, second Lydia Mack. Kulp Family History p. 153 says only that he married Lydia Mack.

Is it possible that D.K. Cassel had this Dillman confused with Dillman son of Sarah Van Sintern and Jacob Kolb? It is believed that the other Dillman, born 1725, married Susanna or Hannah Keyser. For this Dillman b. 1725, however, it is not clear whether the wife was Susanna Keyser or Susanna Krister (Kuster).

[NI01281] known as "der diche Henrich"

[NI01284] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Franconia Twp. Skippack Deaths #260, HSMC Bulletin Vol. IX Number 3 (October 1954), pp. 233-234, says it is believed he then removed with part of his family to Virginia.

[NI01287] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in in Hanover Twp.

[NI01299] http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/simunye/G0000102.html#I1548 says Jacob Kolb (b Nov 22, 1759) who married Elizabeth Bean was the son of Dillman Kolb and Hannah Keyser, not Susannah Kuster

[NI01303] Cassandra Leming database on ancestry.com says Susanna Chambers m2 Thomas Ewing in 1736 and m3 John Connelly after 1743.

[NI01307] Christian does not appear in the Beery book.

[NI01312] Herald of Truth - February 1864, p. 8:
On July 19th, 1863, in Allen County, Ohio, with dropsy of the heart, Daniel Beery, age 63 yrs. 5 mo. and 1 day. He died, leaving no family, having never been married.

[NI01315] In 1682 he lived in the Palatinate with his mother's brother, probably Hans Jagli Kendig. (Jay D. Weaver)

[NI01318] Herald of Truth - February 1864, p. 8:
On July 19th, 1863, in Allen County, Ohio, with dropsy of the heart, Daniel Beery, age 63 yrs. 5 mo. and 1 day. He died, leaving no family, having never been married.
On June 27th, 1863, in the same place, George F. Beery, brother to the above, aged 55 yrs. 9 mo. and 28 days. On Sept. 5th, Elizabeth, his wife, aged 50 yrs. 4 mo. and 14 days. On May 1st, their son Christian, aged 26 yrs. 7 mo. and 3 days, leaving a widow to mourn his loss. On Sept. 8th, their son John, aged 22 yrs. 7 mo. and 17 days. On July 9th, their son George, aged 20 yrs. 3 mo. and 26 days. On March 3d, their daughter Catharine, aged 19 yrs. 3 mo. and 25 days; and on Sept. 18th, their daughter Elizabeth, aged 14 yrs. 6 mo. and 10 days, all of Typhoid fever except the first, and all out of the same house except one, in a period of a little over six months time. Five children, three sons and two daughters are left to mourn the loss of their parents, brothers and sisters. The four first named were members of the Mennonite Church.

[NI01323] The 1855 influx of settlers to Allen County OH brought another ordained man, Deacon Christian D. Beery, uncle of the Brenneman brothers and supporter of their views. At age 19 Beery had married Elizabeth (Nancy?) Blosser, the 16 year old daughter of Isaac Blosser in Fairfield County. In 1838 they moved to Hocking County, Ohio, and 14 years later to Franklin County where he was ordained deacon. From thence they came to the Elida, Ohio (Allen County) area in 1855 where he served for ten years. In 1865 he sold his Putnam County property at a sacrifice and moved to Branch County, Michigan, where he later became minister and bishop. (http://www.homestead.com/beery/files/bieri7.htm)

A few years after marriage they united with the Mennonite church. In 1838 they moved to Hocking county, Ohio; in 1852 to Franklin county; in 1855 to Allen county; in 1865 to Branch county, Mich. In 1867 he was ordained to the ministry and later to the bishop's office in the Mennonite church. For lengthy sketch see "Funk History," page 259. The husband died of lung fever March 13, 1878, and the wife died of the same disease two days later, in Branch county, Mich. No issue. (History of the Descendants of Abraham Beery, p. 192)

[NI01325] Herald of Truth ­ April 15, 1895, pp 125-127 Obituaries:
BEERY. ­ Bro. Abraham G. Beery was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Oct. 11, 1817, and died at the residence of his son, Daniel Beery, in Branch Co., Mich., March 23d, 1895, aged 77 y., 5 m., 12 d. He was married to Sarah A. Keller in the year 1839, and shortly after both united with the Mennonite denomination, and both lived lives devoted to her principles until the end. Sister Beery was called to her reward on Aug. 10, 1883, of their 12 children (5 sons and 7 daughters) two sons and three daughters survive. There are also 26 grandchildren living and 6 dead, and 4 great grand children living and one dead. Bro. Beery moved into this community 30 years ago, and his life has been an open book among his neighbors. He was a consistent and conscientious Christian, exemplifying in his life the characteristics of true piety and humility. For the past five years he was severely afflicted with paralysis and was unable to go about or to attend church regularly, which was a severe trial to him for he loved the house of the Lord and delighted greatly in the services of the sanctuary. He has gone to his reward, and we mourn not as those who have no hope. His devotion was manifested by his strict observance of the principles he accepted and advocated. He was a constant and deeply interested reader of the HERALD OF TRUTH, beginning with the first copy and continuing until he was no longer able to do so. The remains were laid to rest on the 25th of March in the Pleasant Hill graveyard. Funeral sermon by J. S. Lehman to a large concourse of sympathizing friends from Micah 2: 10.

"How blest is our father, bereft
Of all that can burden his mind;
How easy the soul that has left
This wearisome body behind.

This languishing head is at rest;
Its thinking and aching are o'er;
This quiet, immovable breast,
Is heaved by affliction no more."

[NI01326] Herald of Truth, August 15, 1883, pp 252-253 Obituaries:
BEERY. - On the 10th of August, in Branch Co., Mich., of a lingering illness, Sarah Ann Keller, wife of Abraham G. Beery. She was born in Juanita county, Pa., on the 14th of April 1823. She removed with her parents from there and lived for a time in Wayne Co., Ohio. From there her parents removed again to Portage county, and from there again to Fairfield county. Here she was married to Abraham Beery, her surviving husband on the 14th of November 1839. After living in Hocking, Fairfield and Allen counties for 26 years they removed to Branch Co., Mich., where they resided to the time of her death. Their union was blessed with 12 children, 6 of whom are still living. There are also 20 grandchildren of which fifteen are still living.
She (with her husband), united with the Mennonite Church about two years after their marriage, and she has been a constant, faithful member, manifesting in her walk and conversation, a warm devotion to her Lord and Master. During the latter years of her life she suffered much affliction, and many times her life was despaired of. Yet a kind heavenly Father still lengthened her days. Through her many trials and afflictions she was led nearer to God, and with patience, submission and a desire to depart - she waited and longed for the hour of her departure. She said she had prayed God to spare her life until her children had grown up, and now that her prayers had been answered, and she had passed through so many fires of affliction, she did not want any to wish her to get well; she wanted to go and be with Jesus. She was buried on the 12th, followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services were conducted by J. F. Funk, of Elkhart, Ind., assisted by Bro. C. Naffziger, of Pretty Prairie, and Rev. Bonney, of Bronson.

[NI01343] Possibly Michael Miller, Jeremiah Miller or Johan Georg Mueller - each of these men were on the ship Friendship who arrived Oct 16, 1727. Niclaus Biery, who Miller's daughter Barbara married, was also on this ship.

[NI01352] http://www.homestead.com/beery/files/bieri7.htm:
He resided Manchester Twp. before 1763 in York Co. PA. He resided Shrewsbury Twp. between 1763 and 1780 in York Co. PA. He died on Feb 16 1811 in Bremen, Fairfield, OH. Wenger says year of death was 1811, but there is a will dated May 15, 1811. He was buried after Feb 16 1811 in Berne Station, Fairfield, OH. Miller cemetery, about one mile southeast of Berne Station. He resided Linville Creek 1780 to 1805 in Rockingham Co., VA. He resided Rush Creek Twp. (Raccoon Creek) 1805 to 1811 in Fairfield Co. OH. Emigrated to VA in 1780. Nicholas was taxed at Rockingham Co. VA in 1783. He signed a Mennonite petition there as Nicholas Biri in 1784. Emigrated with several of his children to Fairfield Co. OH in 1805. Buried in Miller cemetery, Rush Creek Township.

[NI01353] Beery website says she was Maria Keller daughter of Jacob Keller.

[NI01364] Arrived with his brother Christian G3 and their widowed mother in PA on Sept. 9, 1749 via the ship "St. Andrew" from Rotterdam, last from Plymouth. Took the oath of allegance to the King of England, as required by the Penns on Sept. 9, 1749 and settled near what is now Mastersonville, Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. The spelling of his name on the ship's register Wagner though that of his brother and mother is Wenger. Assuming the same person, the name Wagner is on an assessment list for Lebanon Twp., in 1750. On an assessment list for the same twp in 1759 the name is Wagoner. On the outside of the deed to his Rapho Twp. land we see Wagner. Within the deed are the spellings Waggner and Wagoner and a correction to spell Wegner. When he died and his sons received the deed the name is spelled Wenger, though it was signed by them as Wegner. In the Rapho Twp. tax list his name was always spelled Wenger as it was in the 1780 census. In early years his sons John and Isaac used Wegner and in later years Wenger. He died intestate and his estate was sold to his son Isaac and recorded as Wenger. Michael had no grandsons, so the Wenger name is not carried past his next generation, but his descendants are found among the the Gibble\Gibbel and Strite families as well as others, presumably including the Shelly family.

[NI01376] Is it possible that Lambert was Joyce's married name and not her maiden name? Colonial Virginia Source Records, 1600s-1700s, Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol. II part I, p. 115, lists her, under the surname Lambert, as Joyce (____) m. Honorias Powell. That would indicate to me that she was previously married and her maiden name is unknown.

[NI01385] Norman Wenger estimated Thomas's birth year as abt 1636. I am estimating abt 1646 based on his marriage date, 1667.

[NI01395] Went to Pennsylvania in 1684.

[NI01397] John Nice left his native city of Cologne in 1684 and settled in Germantown. A list of the immigrants of that year is given in the Crefield Anzeiger and includes the following: "From Cologne, Jan Nensy." (Krefeld Emigrants/Niepoth p. 503 says Johan and his brother Hans emigrated with their wives to America in 1698.)
John Nice was a member of the Mennonite Society, bought 50 acres of land in Germantown from Matthias Van Bebber, January 10, 1703, and was Naturalized in 1709.
The oft-quoted Falkner Swamp Scrap Book states that "the land lying south-east of the Great Tract, within the present limits of Frederick Township, was sold by the Penns in tracts ... Hans Neus (Nice), of Northern Liberties, bought 750 acres here, part of which was surveyed on the first day of March 1720."
He left a will dated Sept. 25, 1719, but the date of his death is not known. His widow Elizabeth was living in 1743. (Custer Family p. 170)

His descendants used the name Nice (also Nyce).

[NI01403] Jan Streypers never came to America. He died in Kaldekirchen in 1715, survived by a widow and five children. His widow, Encken (Tyson) Dors, a sister of Rynier Tyson, then married Henry Kurlis and accompanied the first settlers to Germantown.

Jan is possibly the brother of Nolken Vijten, wife of Derick op den Graeff, as put forth by the following record of wills and testaments of Monchengladbach (the quotation is in difficult and obsolete German; this is the translator's attempt to summarize it):
"Derick Isacks op den Graeff's wife, Nolken, acting as buyer in the absence of Derick Isacks, and Johan Jansen, Endtgen's husband, happy to represent her since they are respectively brother and sister of the seller.
"In the year 1683 on the 13th of January appeared before Magistrate Johann Rewen et Kopss for the purpose of buying their portion of property in Winkelen inherited at the death of Jan at the value of fifty-two Reichstalers for forty-three Reichstalers.

"Who inherited Jan's property in Winkelen, Derick op den Graeff or Nolken Vyten? No Jan or Vit in Winkelen is to be found in the Mennonite registers of Gladbach. How can Johann Janssen and Entgen be brother and sister of the seller? The questions must remain open for the time being."

Niepoth understands that first paragraph to say that Johann Janssen and Entgen were brother and sister of the seller; however, the way I read it is that Derick's wife Nolken and Johan Jansen are brother and sister of the seller. Johan Jansen has been identified as Jan Streypers, brother of Wilhelm Streypers. I would guess that the Jan referred to ("at the death Jan") would be the father of Nolken and Johan (and Wilhelm). Since the Streypers and Derick op den Graeff are not direct ancestors of Phil's, I will probably not try to look into this further.

[NI01405] Peter Kurlis came to Pennsylvania on the "Concord," arriving in Philadelphia Oct. 6, 1683, one of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683.

[NI01413] Tonis Kunders came to Pennsylvania on the "Concord," arriving in Philadelphia Oct. 6, 1683, one of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683.

Tonis Kunders' rightful name was Tonis Coenen Heckers. He lived in Krefeld before he emigrated in 1683. In 1679 he became a townsman there: Thonis Conradts. Shortly before the emigration a child of his died, whose burial is entered thus in the charity accounts of the Reformed congregation of Krefeld: "1683 the 2nd of June Toniss Hekker had his child buried (paid for the coffin cloth) 7 (schillings) 6 (heller)." Of his children, of which the four eldest were born in Krefeld, we know among other things the names Konrad, Matthias, Agnes and Entgen as those of the eldest boys and girls respectively. This confirms the fact that Coen Heckers and Entgen, and Theis Doors and Agnes, were their grandparents. (Krefeld Emigrants/Niepoth pp 508-509)

In his will, his name is written as Dennis Cunrads and Dennis Kunders. His children are named as Cunrad, Mathias, John, Henery, Ann (Streepers), Agnes (Powell) and Elisabeth (Jones).

[NI01414] Reiner Theissen came to Pennsylvania on the "Concord," arriving in Philadelphia Oct. 6, 1683, one of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683.

A daughter of Reynier Tyson was ancestress of President Theodore Roosevelt. (Boorse Family p. 10)

[NI01417] According to the records of wills and testaments of Gladbach on April 20, 1691, "Coen Lenssen with the assistance of his son-in-law, the married couple Niclass and Tringen Hinxess who were their other brother-in-law and brother respectively, Thoniss and Lenss Lenssen, at the agreed price (sold) their entire share of the Hecker farm in Damm." The second child of Coen Lenssen is the Tonis Kunders or Lenssen who is living in America in 1691 and cannot be present at the sale. They are selling their share of the Hecker estate in Monchengladbach-Damm. The Mennonite register of 1654 reports: "Damme. Coen Hecken, Entgen, married couple, have a half-lodging with 3 acres of land and Bendt, have 1 child ... (the husband) makes his living as a linen weaver."
In the listing of 1669 it says: "Damm. Coentgen Heckers living in Creivalt. (In the report:) Coentgen Heggers, Anabaptist, age about 52 years, has been living in Creivelt since 1654 with his wife and 3 children, likewise Anabaptists." "His property: first a half lodging, the Heggers' in the Damme district. It is occupied by Peter Hegger, a Catholic. It has an orchard and (vegetable) garden. It has three acres of fields and a quarter section and a half of woodland. He had not been able to sell it. Not until 1691 was he able to sell it." (Krefeld Emigrants/Niepoth p. 508)

[NI01424] Emigrants/Davis p. 202 says this is possibly the Mary Haldeman who married 1st Jacob Schweitzer and 2nd John Souder.

[NI01425] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Hanover Twp.

[NI01426] According to Anthony Zois (Haldeman GenForum), this John was a son of John (Hans) Haldeman, not Christian Haldeman, his brother. I made this change Oct. 28, 2000.

There's confusion about this John & Mary. See the footnote on pp 711-712 in Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families I: A Survey of Immigrants of the Haldeman Family of Switzerland to Montgomery, Chester and Lancaster Counties, by Rev. Carl Thurman Smith. He thinks "every evidence indicates" this John was the eldest son of Christian.

[NI01436] Geil p. 234 says he was David Conrad.

[NI01442] This may be the Henry Fly who married Magdalena Gross.

[NI01445] I had that this Catharine Haldeman b 1808 married Samuel Godshalk abt. 1800 - conflict with the dates. This maybe came from the Buzzard website [check]. According to the Herald of Truth, Vol. II, No. 2, Feb. 1865, p 15-16: In New Britain Township, Bucks Co., Pa., on the 17th of November, Catharine Godshalk, aged 98 years, 7 months, and 23 days; widow of the late Samuel Godshalk of Doylestown Township, who died 33 years before her. So Catharine widow of Samuel Godshalk was born 1766 and died 1864.

[NI01447] Herald of Truth - November 1867, p. 175:
On the 20th of October, in New Britian (sic) Township, Buck's Co., Pa., of Typhoid fever, HENRY WALTER, aged 66 years and 8 months. The deceased was, for many years, deacon of the Mennonite Church at Line Lexington. He was an earnest, sincere Christian, and performed faithfully the duties of his office. He has gone to his reward, and we hope he is safely reposing in the arms of his Redeemer, where, if we are faithful, we shall meet him again.

[NI01448] Gospel Herald - May 30, 1908, p. 143:
Walter. - Pre. John Walter died at his home at Chalfont, Pa., May 10, 1908; aged 88y. He was ordained to the ministry May 23, 860, in the Line Lexington Congregation. On Dec 27, 1847, he was united in marriage with Rachel Haldeman, which union was blessed with eight children, of whom four survive. His wife died about three years ago. Funeral was held May 14. Interment at Line Lexington.

[NI01449] Herald of Truth - Feb. 13, 1908, p. 58:
Walter. - George Walter was born in New Britain township, May 12, 1842, and was married to Maria Samkey on April 4, 1868. He lived in the bonds of matrimony for nearly forty years. They were blessed with four children, one son and three daughters; all of whom survive. He died Jan. 21, 1908, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, which he had the evening before, and from which he never regained consciousness; aged 65 Y., 8 M., 9 D. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 24, 1908, at the house by Bish. Jonas Mininger and at the M. H. by Bish. H. B. Rosenberger and Samuel Detwiler. Text, Matt. 25:21. He was ordained and served as deacon in the Mennonite church at Line Lexington, Pa., for about twenty-nine years. On account of a raging snow-storm and drifted roads, many people were unable to attend the funeral.

[NI01450] Gospel Herald - March 25, 1920 pp 987-988 Obituaries:
Landis.-Isaac M. Landis was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Nov. 13, 1844; died at his home in Souderton, Pa., Feb. 7, 1920, of apoplexy; aged 75 y. 2 m. 24 d. Bro. Landis was as well as usual and went to his daughter's home in Souderton. While there he was attacked with a stroke of apoplexy from which he did not recover and in seven weeks death took him to his heavenly reward. He is survived by his beloved companion, 3 sons, and 4 daughters. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was married to Elizabeth Overholt. He farmed for many years in Bucks Co., Pa., and of late had moved to Souderton where he resided nine years. Services were held Feb. 10 at Souderton Mennonite Church and Thursday morning, Feb. 11, services were conducted at Doylestown Mennonite Church. Buried in adjoining cemetery. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
But will all our sorrows heal." --A daughter.

[NI01452] Herald of Truth - September 1877, pp 148-149:
On July 15th, 1877, MARY, wife of John GODSHALK, aged 44 years, 7 months and 15 days. She was buried on Wednesday the 18th at Doylestown Mennonite burying-ground, followed to her last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services were held by Isaac Rickert, J. Walter and J. F. Funk of Elkhart, Ind. She was a sister in the Mennonite Church, and we trust that what has been a severe afflication to the bereaved family may be her eternal gain.

[NI01453] John spent his entire life in Bucks County, and during the greater part of his business career carried on agricultural pursuits in Fountainville PA. He, too, was an ordained minister of the Old Mennonite church and officiated for years as pastor of the congregation of that denomination at Doylestown, Pa. until his death. (History of Bucks County, p. 363)

1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758)

Herald of Truth - February 1864, p. 8:
* On Jan. 5th, in Plumstead Township, Bucks Pa., our beloved brother John Gross, aged 77 years, 1 month and 8 days. He was buried on the 8th inst. at Deep-Run Mennonite burying ground, on which occasion Bros. Isaac Overholt and Samuel Godshalk preached at the house from Heb. 13; 7. and Bro. Isaac Moyer at the meeting-house from the 17th verse of the same chapter. Bro. Gross was for many years a faithful member of the Church--33 years he served as a minister of the Gospel, declaring the word of God with all faithfulness and sincerity of heart, leading a consistent, and an exemplary Christian life--charitable, benevolent,--kind to all, enjoying the good will of all, he has gone to his reward in peace. --J.F.F.
(* Transcriber's note: the second line of this obit, "77 years, 1 month and 8 days" - number of days is undecipherable, could be an 8 or 3.)

[NI01454] Probably emigrated from Europe in 1701, in June of that year purchasing a tract of 160 acres on the banks of the Wissahickon Creek, which became the homestead of the family in America. Peter Conrad was one of the 51 members of the Mennonite congregation in Germantown in May 1708, the historian Morgan Edwards (1770) having his name as "as Peter Connerts." In this month and year "Civilia (Isabella) Connerts" was still unmarried. He died in 1736, survived by three children, and leaving the above lands which passed to his only son.
It is not known where Peter Conrad is buried, but because the family worshipped in the Mennonite Meeting in Germantown, it may be assumed he is buried in the adjoining yard. (Boorse Family p. 9)

[NI01462] Henry was blind (Kusters p 150)

[NI01464] Gospel Herald - Sept. 30, 1926, p. 575:
Gross.-Abram Gross was born Jan. 13, 1844; died Aug. 6, 1926. He had been in poor health for about three years. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Katie Shaddinger, Mahlon, and Jacob.
"The room is quiet, all is still,
His bed is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long you waited for your rest,
Our blessed Lord knows what is best."

[NI01474] I had Nicholas as son of Claus Janson, but it is more likely he was a grandson of Claus. Claus's son Nicholas was under age when he made his will in 1739.

[NI01475] Kym Scholl database on ancestry.com says Benjamin was the son of Claus Jansen (1658-1745) and Catherine Conrad (b. 1680).

[NI01479] John North was a miller and farmer, and a soldier of the American Revolution. John and Catherine (Boorse) North removed to Juniata County, Pa., in 1782, and to Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, sometime before 1799. They had 10 children. (Boorse Family p. 3)

[NI01483] He was a resident of Towamencin Twp until the close of the War for Independence, when he sold all his lands there and acquired others in Lower Salford Twp in the same county. An indenture of release, May 27, 1783, witnesses the conveyance of 89-3/4 acres in Towamencin Twp to John Metz of the same place, who had married a sister of the man. The lands of Leonard Hendricks, comprising 154 acres and 62 perches in 1784, were situated wholly in Lower Salford Twp, adjoining those of Peter Boorse, the elder, and touching on the plantation of Garret Godshalk in Towamencin Twp. (Boorse Family p. 31)

[NI01484] Gospel Herald - Oct. 26, 1945, pp 582-583:
MOYER. - Jonas M. Moyer passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. B. Kratz, Blooming Glen, Pa., June 29, 1945; aged 87 y. 1 m. 2 d. He was sick only one week, with congestion of the liver. He was a faithful member if the Line Lexington Mennonite Church. Surviving are 5 daughters,3 sons, 32 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Line Lexington Church, July 4, in charge of Arthur Roth. Text, Prov. 13:28.

[NI01486] In the 1850 census for Hilltown Twp, Bucks Co PA, Esther is listed as Hester Funk, age 79, in the household of her son Jacob.

[NI01488] Davis says Hans Jacob died in New Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co - New Hanover Twp, Mont. Co and Coventry Twp, Chester Co border each other. Hans Jacob was a minister at Coventry Twp.

[NI01501] 1850 Pa census for Perkiomen, p. 43, lists Jacob Reiff, age 78, gentleman, and Sarah, age 75. Maybe Sarah died in 1852 instead of 1842?

[NI01544] Berks County Will Abstracts 1785-1800, p 94:
Daniel Litch, soldier in Capt. Deckert's Company, 5th PA Regiment.
Aug 19, 1793.
Adm. to Peter OBDEGROVE and Catharine, his wife, who was widow of intestate.

[NI01547] In 1850, Catharine Clemmens, age 58, is listed in the household of her son Henry. (1850 PA Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp., roll 799 p. 31)

[NI01572] Geil Farm and Homestead, first published in Doylestown Democrat
p 141 (I got this from the Geil file at MCHS)

The ownership of this place [in northern New Britain] by Geil lasted eighteen years, or until 1786, when he sold it to William Godshalk, also a Mennonite. In the assessment of 1779 Godshalk is mentioned as a weaver. ... William Godshalk is supposed to have been the son of William Godshalk of Towamencin whose will was registered in 1775. He owned this property for 43 years, when in 1829 he sold 117 acres to Daniel Gross of Bedminster.

In the 1790 Census for Bucks County, William Godshalk is listed with 2 males 16 & up, 2 males under 16, and 4 females (including his wife).

[NI01573] After the death of his father, William, Gottshall purchased land in Frederick Township, near Schwenksville, and moved there in 1781. He purchased land from time to time until he owned 400 acres. Most of this land had belonged to the Perkiomen Copper Mine Company, chartered by Act of Assembly in 1772. At his death he had left 246 acres of land. This was equally divided between his two sons, Dillman and William. That part of the land has been in the family five generations for 143 years, 1781-1924. The present owner is Newton S. Gottshall.

[NI01607] Born October 4, 1755, the Hunsberger Family History places him as the grandson of Ulrich Hunsberger and son of Abraham, but fails to document this claim. A comparison of tax lists suggests he was the son of Abraham and Hester Hunsberger of Franconia and grandson of Jacob, brother of Ullrich. From tax list comparisons it is suggested he appeared first in Lower Salford in 1779 and lived there until 1796 when he removed to Skippack Township where Isaac and Esther (Hunsicker) Hunsberger had been living since at least 1789. March 28, 1796 Kilyan Hepler of Frederick sold to Abraham Hunsberger of Perkiomen and Skippack 142 acres in Limerick on which he resided until his death. (Skippack Deaths #117, HSMC Bulletin Vol. VIII Number 3 (October 1952), p. 237)

[NI01610] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 38 - Dillman Gottshall, 40, farmer; Elizabeth Gottshall, 42; Abraham, 18, farmhand; Mary, 16; Elizabeth, 14; Joseph, 8.

[NI01612] Herald of Truth - May 31, 1906, p. 200:
Godshall.-On the 19th of May, 1906, near Lederachsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., of old age and general debility, William H. Godshall, aged 93 Y., 7 M., 11 D. He was ill about three weeks. His wife died twenty-three years ago. Buried at Salford Men, meeting-house on the 24th of May. He was the oldest person in the vicinity.

Herald of Truth - June 21, 1906, p. 229:
Godshall - William H. Godshall of Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., died Saturday, May 19, 1906, of the infirmities of old age; aged 93 Y., 7 M. He was buried on the following Thursday in the Mennonite burying-ground. He was a member of the Mennonite church.

[NI01621] This is a guess. See History of Bucks County, p. 494-495, The Hendricks Family.

[NI01636] He emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1727, when he was 20 years old, and arrived in the ship "Friendship" on October 16, 1727. The vessel set sail on the 20th of June, making the voyage in nearly four months. It is said that one of his sisters came with him to this country, but nothing further has been learned of her.
John Valentine Kratz settled in what was then Salford Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pa., where he purchased two tracts of land, one from Gerhart Clemens, and one from the commissioners of property. By warrant granted under the lesser seal bearing date Aug. 3, 1734, there was surveyed to John Valentine Kratz on the 12th day of March following a tract of land in Salford Township, containing 163 acres and 71 perches, with allowance of six percent, for roads and highways, and for which he paid œ25, 6s., 8d., and received a patent therefor on Feb. 14, 1736, and is located in Upper Salford. It extended on both sides of the Skippack road to the crossroad below Salfordsville. The other tract which he purchased from Gerhard Clemens and wife, Jan. 30, 1736, contained 53 acres, and for which he paid œ53. This tract is located in Lower Salford, and was adjoining his first purchase. Here he built the first house where Milton H. Alderfer now lives. (Kratz pp 11-12)
In the tax list of 1776 John Valentine Kratz was assessed for 150 acres in Upper Salford (Salford Township was divided into Upper and Lower Salford in 1741) and 150 acres in Lower Salford.
John Valentine and Anna Kratz were among the original members of the Mennonite church of Salford.

[NI01642] They had eight children, some of whom moved to Kitchener, Ontario.

[NI01643] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 11 - Catharine Shoemaker, age 73, listed next to her daughter Elizabeth and husband Henry Kolb.

[NI01648] He gave a Bible to Dielman Kolb before Kolb's departure for Pennsylvania in 1717. Dielman Kolb married Elizabeth, widow of Jacob Schnebeli, son of this Jacob Schnebeli. (Emigrants/Davis p. 346)

[NI01651] Gail's guess that this Susanna is the one who married Jacob Cassel.

[NI01657] Herald of Truth - March 1869, p. 47:
On the 25th of Jan., in Waterloo co., Ontario, Catharine Kolb, aged 86 years, 8 months, and 4 days. She was buried on the 28th by which occasion funeral addresses were delivered by the brethren Daniel Wismer from Rom. 12: 11. and Joseph Hagy from Ps. 39: 5,6. We cherish the good hope that, if we remain faithful, we may meet her again with Jesus, where she was longing to go.

[NI01658] I'm guessing that this is Henry H. Clemmer referred to in a Herald of Truth obituary for Elizabeth Clemmer Ziegler (Herald of Truth - February 15, 1899 - pp 61-62). Elizabeth's brother is given as Abraham C. Clemmer; Henry's wife Magdalena's sister Kate died in Waterloo Co, Ontario.

[NI01659] Herald of Truth - March 1869, p. 47:
On the 3d of January, in Waterloo co., Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Jacob Kolb, aged 87 years, 8 months, and 16 days. He was buried on the 6th at Ebys burying ground. Funeral sermons were delivered by E. Detweiler, from Luke 10; 42, and Jos. Hagy, from Rom. 14: 7-8.

[NI01660] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 302D:
John O. Clemens, 49, farmer; Kate, dau, 19; Lizzie, dau, 17; Henry B., son, 15; John B., son, 12; Annie, dau, 10

[NI01661] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22, taken Aug. 28:
George Clemmens, 22, wheelwright; Elizabeth, 21; Jacob, 1/12

Herald of Truth - May 1, 1897, pp 141-142:
CLEMENS - On the 13th of April, 1897, at his residence, No. 2313 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., George O. Clemens, aged 69 years. A widow and adult children survive. Buried on the 15th at the Plain M.H., in Montgomery Co., Pa., in the vicinity of which he formerly resided.

[NI01663] Abram O. Clemens and his wife Mary (Nice) moved to Canada in 1855. After Abram was accidentally drowned in the Grand River, Aug. 16, 1859, his widow moved back to Pennsylvania with her children. She later married Deacon David Allebach of Towamencin, as his second wife.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 25 - Abraham Clemens, 35, farmer; Mary, 32, Susan, 10, Catharine, 7, Jesse, 5; Michael Young, 14.

[NI01668] Herald of Truth - July 1872, p. 111 Obituaries:
On the 21st of May, in Montgomery co., Pa., Catherine, wife of John Q. Clements, aged 37 yrs., and 13 days. The deceased was beloved by all who knew her for her virtues and christian conduct.

[NI01683] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 212

[NI01688] Gospel Herald - Nov. 26, 1931, pp 767-768:
Walter.-Maria, daughter of Jesse and Mary Sampey, was born in Hilltown Tp., April 4, 1850; died in Line Lexington, Pa., of hardening of the liver, Oct. 21, 1931; aged 81 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was married to George G. Walter on April 4, 1868, who served as a deacon in the Line Lexington Mennonite Church for 29 years. To this union were born 4 children, all of whom are living (Catharine, wife of Deacon Isaac B. Beideman; Sallie, wife of Jos. L. Lapp; Ella, wife of Abram K. Alderfer; Allen S. Walter). Funeral services were held from the Beideman home Oct. 26, conducted by Bros. A. G. Clemmer, Aaron Freed, Arthur Ruth, and Jonas Mininger. Burial in Line Lexington Cemetery. Text, I Cor. 4:17, 18.

[NI01689] Gospel Herald - June 18, 1942, pp 254-255:
Beideman. - Mary Catharine Beideman, daughter of George and Marie Walter, was born April 16, 1871; died in the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., May 19, 1942; aged 71 y. 1 m. 3 d. She was united in marriage to Isaac B. Beideman, deacon of Methacton Mennonite Church May 19, 1925, who preceded her in death three years ago. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Jos. L. Lapp, Chalfont, Pa. ; Mrs. Abram K. Alderfer, Fountainville, Pa.), 1 brother (Allen S. Walter, Line Lexington, Pa.), 6 stepchildren (Harry and Abram Beideman, Norristown, Pa.; Mrs. Allen R. Gehman, Line Lexington, Pa.; Raymond Beideman, Souderton, Pa.; , Mrs. Orwin Bishop, Lederach, Pa.; Mrs. Paul Freed, Gratersford, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home on May 24, with Bros. Arthur D. Ruth and Warren Bean officiating. Burial at Methacton Cemetery.

[NI01692] Gospel Herald - Oct. 15, 1957, pp 885-886:
Walter, Allen S., son of the late George and Maria (Sampey) Walter, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., April 8, 1884; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., June 26, 1957, after spending two weeks in the hospital; aged 73 y. 2m. 15 d. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie N. Kulp, Line Lexington, Pa.; 4 sons (Carroll, Quakertown, Pa.; Henry, Franconia, Pa.; LaVerne, Hatfield, Pa.; and Theodore, Kirkwood, Pa.), one daughter (Lauretta, at home), and 14 grandchildren. He accepted Christ in his youth and was a faithful member of the church, and for many years served as a chorister in the Line Lexington Church and Sunday school. A daughter and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on June 29 at the church in charge of Merle Ruth, Arthur Ruth, and Claude Meyers, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI01693] Gospel Herald - Feb. 6, 1951, pp 142-143:
Lapp, -- Joseph L., son of Joseph and Hannah (Landis) Lapp, was born March 5, 1872; passed away Oct. 15, 1950, at his home near Chalfont, Pa. He suffered from a stroke and contracted hypostatic pneumonia from which he died after 3 months' illness. He was married to Sallie Walter, Oct. 5, 1897, who preceded him in death Oct. 3, 1944. Surviving are 5 children (Mrs. Roy Leatherman, Bedminster, Pa.; Walter and Esther, Chalfont; Arthur, Harleysville, Pa.; and Mrs. Mahon Detweiler, Souderton, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Sallie Gross, Doylestown, Pa.; Mrs. Elizabeth Detweiler, Dublin, Pa.; and Mrs. Mary Delp, Souderton, Pa.). Five brothers and 1 sister preceded him in death. He was a member of Line Lexington, Pa., congregation. Funeral services were conducted by Arthur D. Ruth. Text: Ps. 30: 5. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

[NI01694] Gospel Herald - June 27, 1961 pp 590-592 Obituaries:
Alderfer, Abram K., son of the late John M. and Elizabeth (Krout) Alderfer, was born April 8, 1876; died of a heart condition at Doylestown, Pa., April 5, 1961; aged 84 y. 11 m. 27 d. On Jan. 25, 1898, he was married to Ella S. Walter, who died July 31, 1955. Two daughters (Maria and Sara) and 2 grandchildren also preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter (Ella May) and a son (Nelson), both of Fountainville, Pa. He was the last of a family of 14 children and was a carpenter for more than 60 years. He was a member of the Doylestown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held April 9, in charge of Oliver D. Nyce, Joseph L. Gross, and J. Silas Graybill.

[NI01699] Herald of Truth - July 15, 1898, pp 220-221:
GODSHALK.-In Doylestown township, Bucks Co., Pa., on June 27, 1898, of consumption, Bro. William, son of John Godshalk, aged 38 years, 1 month and 12 days. He was married to Sallie, daughter of Deacon Henry Shelby; they lived together in married life about 14 years, during which time four sons and two daughters were born to them. One son preceded his father to the better home. During his illness, in which time he suffered considerably, he was resigned to the Father's will, and said he thought it a fitting time for him to die now, as he was loosed from the world and its pleasures. He was buried at Doylestown meeting house on the 30th. Preaching at the meeting house by David Gehman in German and A. O. Histand in English. Text: Psa. 46:1.

[NI01708] Possibly the daughter of Peter Friedt and Barbara Reiff.

Wendy Scott database on ancestry says Catherine is the daughter of John Freed & Maria Kolb; however, she says John Custer was born May 30, 1751, died Feb 22, 1794, bur. Methacton Menn., son of Peter Conrad Custer and Anna Godshalk.

[NI01728] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 36a - Leonhard Custer, 54, farmer; Eliza Custer, 46; Benjamin, 23; Susannah, 12.

[NI01736] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 45b, taken Sept. 9:
Joseph Custer, 40, farmer; Elizabeth Custer, 37; George, 11; Mary, 9; Elizabeth, 6; Susanah, 3; Joseph, 7/12; Elizabeth Custer, 38

[NI01745] Who is the Johannes Fried who died Dec 8, 1777?

There is confusion in the books between this John Freed who married Maria Kolb and the John Freed who married Susanna Detweiler. According to The Fried/Freed Family: Descendants of Johannes Friedt (1682-1744) p. 103, this John Freed (who married Maria Kolb) died Jan. 20, 1819 at the age of 93y 2m 4d - so, born Nov. 16, 1725. For now, I will estimate the birth of the second John Freed as abt 1725. (GLW 8/30/2000)

Jacob Freed's book "A Partial History of the Freed Family" erroneously names Johannes as the father of the John Freed who married Susan Detweiler.

[NI01751] History of Bucks County p. 561 says Martin Detweiler was a later arrival, coming from Germany in the ship "Crown," Captain Michael James, which arrived in Philadelphia Aug. 30, 1749. He also located in Franconia Township, where he married Maria Meyer.

[NI01769] In the 1850 census for Chester Co PA, N. Coventry Twp, p. 170, in the household of her son Samuel Kulp.

[NI01770] He is buried near the door of the church in the Mennonite graveyard at Germantown.

[NI01775] A native of Holland who, like his son-in-law (Isaac Van Sintern), lived at Altona for some years before he emigrated to America, and was settled in Germantown before 1707. May 3, 1708, he was a member of the Mennonite congregation there. He died in October of the same year, leaving a will dated September 30 and probated October 23, 1708. (Phila Wills, Book C, p. 139) His entire estate was left to his daughter Catherine Beerens of Philadelphia, widow, and her four children. Isaac VanSintern was one of the witnesses.

[NI01786] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 23 - Henry Clemens, 67, Ann 69.

[NI01796] It was reported in 1722 that he went to Nederland in about 1697 to become a taufer. He may have been married to the daughter of the Mennonite bishop Valentine Klemmer who went to Pennsylvania in 1717. [Emigrants/Davis p 222]

[NI01801] Henry was a carpenter, known as "Schreiner Kolb." The estate inventory shows that "all his joiner tools" were valued at $100. Henry and Susanna had no children, and the estate settlement defines the heirs to his property as his brothers and sisters or their children - Montgomery County Archives, Estate File #12735.

The estate was to be divided among "a widow named Susannah and the following Brothers and Sisters to wit, Jacob (the Petitioner), Dilman, Mary intermarried with John Freed, Dorothea intermarried with Jacob Landes, the issue of Elizabeth who was intermarried with Yellis Landis viz: Jacob, Henry and Mary, and the children of a deceased daughter of the said Elizabeth who was intermarried with John Godwalts to wit Elizabeth and Isaac, the last two named are in their minority...."

[NI01831] Skippack Deaths (HSMC Bulletin Vol. XI No. 3 p. 224) says he was the son of Christian and Mary Landes Moyer, but this is incorrect. There are two Christian Moyers who married Maria Landis, but neither is in the right time frame to have a son born in 1766.

[NI01833] Co-founder of Salford Mennonite Church with brother Hans.

1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Franconia Twp.

[NI01834] I'm making a guess that this Mary is the wife of this Nicholas Johnson - further research needed.

[NI01835] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22b, taken Aug. 28:
Samuel Krupp, 50, farmer; Mary, 39; Sarah, 17; Mary, 15; Catharine, 11; Rosa Linda, 9; Solomon, 1

[NI01837] John Umstead was reared in infant Germantown. In 1702 he had removed to Bebbers Twp., abd was a signatory of the petition for the laying out of Perkiomen and Skippack Twp. (formed from the above township) in 1725, where he became a landholder of some consequence. He died there Dec. 31, 1747, survived by a widow and seven children. (Boorse Family p. 29)
John Umstead, Senior is said by some historians to have married a Mary Pannebecker, but [H.E. Boorse has] been unable to verify this.

[NI01839] William was one of the founders of the Dutch Reformed Church at Wytmess (Whitemarsh), June 4, 1710. (Boorse, p. 7)

[NI01856] He appears as a resident of Bristol Township in Philadelphia County in the tax list of 1693, and as a plaintiff in an assault case tried before the Court of Records in Germantown, February 5, 1695. (Boorse, p. 8)

[NI01864] Boorse Family p. 32 says Elizabeth married Michael Ruth of Bucks County. He was an oil miller.

[NI01865] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 2 - Jesse Lewis, 74, Susan, 72.

[NI01870] Marriage record says Margaret Johnson. Is it possible that Margaret Van Fossen married first a Johnson? Possibly Derrick Johnson? Maricke daughter of Arnold Van Fossen is mentioned in the will of Dirk Jansen Sr. in 1709.

[NI01871] William came to America about 1698. [Boorse] would suppose the family had once lived in Crefeld, now in Rhenish Prussia. The appearance of William Hendricks as a witness in an indenture of release executed at Rotterdam in 1683, between two families of the former city, involving the sale of a tract of land in infant Germantown, would suggest that this had been the ancestral home. William was one of the Germans naturalized by the Act of Council at Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 1709, together with his two oldest sons "Heinrich" and "Laurence." He had acquired a tract of 75 acres in Germantown in 1698 (probably shortly after arriving in Pennsylvania), for a consideration of three Rox Dollars or three Pieces fo Eight, and the payment of an annual or perpetual hereditary rent of the same figures, and it is natural to believe that he here pursued the occupation of a farmer. [Boorse finds] no further mention of him among the records of the German township, unless we may identify him with the William "Henrock" who appears in the settlement of the estate of Aerent Hendricks of Germantown in 1708. (Boorse Family p. 25)

[NI01874] one of the first settlers on the Skippack, in what is now Towamencin Twp., Mont. Co., having purchased of Jomes Shattuck, Feb. 30, 1713, 120 acres in that section on which he settled. (History of Bucks County, p. 495)

[NI01892] The records show that on account of religious persecution Jacob and his wife Mary crossed over to Holland, where they made their home. In Holland the name was changed from the original Norman form to the Dutch form, "Clemens." They had three sons - Gerhard, John and Jacob. Tradition says that John was a merchant and unmarried and settled in New York. Tradition also says that Jacob located somewhere in Chester County PA.
(Gottshall book, pp. 106-107)

[NI01893] George Clement became Puritan and together with ten or twelve others was beheaded in the year 1660, upon the restoration of the crown to Charles, for having signed with Oliver Cromwell and fifty-seven others, the warrant for the execution of Charles the First, 1648.

[NI01902] John's brother Jacob was born in 1651, according to the Gottshall book. So I figure John would have been born about 1655. That would mean he couldn't be the Jahn Clemens in 1664, and he couldn't be the "old man" in 1685. Maybe John's father George had a brother John who fled England to Niederfloersheim. More research needed on this family in the Palatinate.

Palatine Mennonite Census Lists, 1664-1793:
p. 10 - 1664, Register of Mennists assessed quarterly taxes living in the Oberamt Alzey territory in 1664, folio 108, Niederfloersheim:
Julius, the cooper
Jahn Clemens
p. 13 - 1685, Mennists living in the Palatine territory, folio 69, Oberamt Alzey, Niederfloersheim:
Jann Clementz
Christian Buchholder
Julius Schmidt, the younger
Peter Clementz
Julius Schmidt, the older
p. 18 - folio 97, Niederfloersheim:
Johannes Clemens, an old man, with wife, no children, taken care of by his son-in-law;
Christian Burkholder, son-in-law of the above, with wife, one child, a farmer.
Peter Clemens, 64 years old, single
p. 31 - 1738, a list of those Kurpfalz Mennonites who have paid the protection fee, as well as of those who did not pay, folio 150-153, Niederfloersheim - Johannes Clemens
p. 39 - folio 111: General index of Mennonites in the Oberamt Alzey, Niederfloersheim - Johannes Clementz, widower, daughter, and 1 maid.
p. 72 - 1759, Mennonites living in the Oberamt ... , folio 238, Niederfloersheim:
Johannes Christophel, wife, 3 daughters, and his father-in-law
Johannes Clemens, 80 years old
This Johannes would have been born in 1679 - he would have to be either a son of John's or possibly his brother Jacob's son John.

[NI01907] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 196 - Elizabeth Kulp, 60, Mary Hughes, 46.

Herald of Truth - November 1867, p. 175:
On the 16th of September, in Towamencin township, Montgomery County, Pa., of dropsy, ELIZABETH KULP, widow of Jacob Kulp, deceased, aged 82 years, 3 months, and 29 days. Buried at Towamencin Mennonite Meeting-house.

[NI01917] Hans Peter Umstead came to Pennsylvanie on the ship "Francis & Dorothy," Oct. 16, 1685. We would suppose that he lived in Crefeld, near the Holland border, where we know from a marginal note in the family Bible that his father Nicholas died Oct. 4, 1682.
He had purchased 200 acres in the German township from Dirck Sipman before crossing the Atlantic. His house stood at Number 13 on the West side of Main Street (now Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia) in 1689, next to the town propoert of Peter Schumacher, Senior, who had come to this province at the same time. (Boorse Family p. 29)

[NI01926] Had six children. Catharine died young, so there must have been one other child who died young. One source said John and Catharine were buried at Towamencin - I think this is the J.C. Metz and C.M. listed on p. 50 of the Towamencin cemetery transcription. That's where I get the middle initial "C" from. C names in this area were Cassel, Clemmer and Clemens, so John's mother Mary may have been from one of these families.

[NI01930] John Linderman came to the province from Mulheim on the Rohr sometime prior to 1698. (Boorse Family p. 32)

1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists Johan Linderman in Hanover Township.

[NI01933] Emigrants/Davis p 362 says Jacob Stover was born abt 1753 and died in 1798 in Haycock Twp, Bucks Co PA. He married Maria Black, dau of Abraham Schwartz (Black) of Plumstead Twp. The information doesn't quite match up here - further research needed.

[NI01939] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 19, taken Aug. 25:
Harman Metz, 51, farmer; Elizabeth, 46; George, 13; Anna, 10; Elizabeth, 6

[NI01940] Her name was spelled Katherine in some records, but the Towamencin transcriptions list her as Catharine Metz.

[NI01941] It was apparently this Peter Metz family that was the last of the local Mennonite families to speak the old low German (Dutch) dialect of the Lower Rhine Valley, up until the Civil War years. (MHEP Quarterly, vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 2000, p. 9)

1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 191, taken Sept. 14:
Peter Metz, 51, farmer; Elizabeth Metz, 45; [can't read] Metz, 19; (next page) Henry Metz, 16, farmer; Rebeca Metz, 14; Jacob Metz, 11; John Metz, 9; Peter Metz, 7; Catharine Metz, 17; Eli Metz, 4; Margaret Harley, 58

[NI01942] Heckler states, "There was also a John or Hans Freed in Upper Salford as appears in the tax list of 1734; he lived about three-fourths of a mile west of Salfordville, but I do not know anything of him." (History of Harleysville and Lower Salford Township, p. 52) Since our John Freed was born in 1725, he would not be the one on the 1734 tax list, so it is most likely his father, also named John.

[NI01946] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 191b, taken Sept. 14:
Margaret Harley, 58 - listed in the dwelling of her brother Peter

[NI01950] Yelles and his brother Johannes were the third Cassel members to immigrate to America. They came on the ship "Friendship" of Bristol, John Davis, Master. It sailed from Rotterdam June 20, landing at Germantown Oct. 16, 1727, a journey of four months. The brothers stayed with their elder brother Hupert, who had come to America seven years earlier.

He was a Mennonite minister like his brother Hupert, and because of their similar interests in religion got along much better with Hupert than did Johannes, who embraced the Lutheran religion. Hupert and Sydge boarded and lodged Julius (Yelles) and divided their 150 acres with him. (Cassel Family Roots p. 23)

Yelles was a farmer, and became a prominent minister of the Mennonite Church, serving in the meeting at Skippack for a number of years. He was one of a group of six ministers and elders of the old congregation who strongly advocated a German translation of the "Martyrs Mirror" of Tieleman Jans van Braght, in a letter addressed to the Mother Church in Amsterdam, Oct. 19, 1745. "We consider it to be of the greatest importance that (all) should become acquainted with the trustworthy Witnesses who have walked in the way of truth, and sacrificed their lives for it." The Committee on Foreign Needs had made no reply for nearly 2-1/2 years, when they had branded the translation as wholly and entirely impracticable, but the monks at Ephrata had in the meanwhile brought out their famous folio edition.
Yelles Cassel had purchased lands in Worcester Township and in Perkiomen and Skippack Township, not far from those occupied by his brother Hupert, and he died seized of 94 acres in the former place, it would seem in 1750. The property was sold to a son 18 years after his death. (Boorse Family pp. 34-35)

[NI01951] Will #1967 written Nov 1, 1784, proved May 4, 1785, executors: Dielman Kolb and Ulrich Hockman

Abraham Sr. is included on a list of people who did not practice with the local rebel militia in 1775, from Bedminster Twp.

[NI01955] From the site http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/simunye/G0000117.html#I2469:
Barbara Ford (Oberholtzer) does not believe that Elizabeth Swartz is the wife of Peter Kolb. She looked at the will for Andreas Swartz and it says "to the four children of my deceased daughter Elizabeth". This is in 1766. She thinks that Elizabeth Kolb was still living and there are six children. She is going to send some material on that and I will let you know if I find out more about this. She believes that Peter's wife was Elizabeth Oberholtzer, daughter of immigrant Marcus. She has evidence that she married a Kolb and Peter seems to be the best possibility, but no direct proof. Abe Hunsicker has Elizabeth as the daughter of Andreas Swartz, but I hope there will be something conclusive coming along.
I feel confident that this is Peter Kolb's family, but it opens up some new problems. Another problem is that Elizabeth Kolb Landis is married to Yellis who is supposed to have had eight children. This document implies that Elizabeth had only four children, 3 living and one dead in 1811. If other children died single before this, then they would not have been mentioned or Yelles may have had a second wife. More interesting things to be discovered.
" I just got a letter from Barbara Ford of the Oberholtzer Assoc. She shows that Elizabeth, wife of Peter Kolb was alive in 1770 and Eliz, dau. of Andreas Swartz was dead in 1766. Also that the daughter of Marcus Oberholtzer, Elizabeth, married a Kolb."

[NI01957] Tilman Kolb owned 166 acres of land in Bedminster Twp, 10 Jan 1754 - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford.

[NI01958] Will Book No. 7, p. 319, File No. 3532:
Abraham Black of Plumstead Twp, Bucks Co, made June 28, 1806, executed Jan. 7, 1808. Wife Elizabeth. Sons Andrew and George Black exrs. Son Abraham to have the place I live on, pay out [250 pounds] to sons Henry and George. Dau. Mary's ch. Joseph Fried's [Frick] wife. Wooldrich Stover. Granddau. Elizabeth wife of Philip Kratz. Granddau. Barbara Stover and her brothers and sisters. Land adj. George Fox and Andrew Black, in Plumstead. Wits: Abraham Leatherman, Philip Leatherman.

Ulrich Stover and Philip Kratz also heirs.

[NI01959] Andrew was deeded 155 acres, excepting 20 acres to his brother Isaac, situated in Franconia in his father Andreas' will.

[NI01970] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758) p. 266b - John Gotshalk, 49, farmer; Mary 42, Jonah 19, Elizabeth 17, Maryann 6, John 3.

[NI01973] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 20b, taken Aug. 27:
Jonas Gotshall, 47, farmer; Catharine, 41; Leanna, 21; Deborah, 16; Rosa Linda, 12; Catharine, 10; Henry, 3; George Hartman, 41, labourer, born Germany

[NI01975] Gospel Herald - Aug. 14, 1979, pp 648, 662:
Moyer, Raymond A., son of Irwin and Sallie (Alderfer) Moyer, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Aug. 3, 1906; died at Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa. June 12, 1979; aged 72y. On June 26, 1929, he was married to Lillie Godshall, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Gladys-Mrs. Harold Knechel), 2 sons (Marvin and Arlin), 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one sister (Lizzie), and 2 half sisters (Edith Allebach and Florence Johnston). He was preceded in death by one son (Jay) and a half sister (Nora). He was a member of Towamencin Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 16, in charge of Harold M. Fly; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI01976] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 192, taken Sept. 16:
John Clemmens, 48, farmer; Ann Clemmens, 44; Ellemina Clemmens, 12; (same dwelling, different family number) John G. Clemmens, 24, farmer; Laiah Clemmens, 23

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 1145, PO: Kulpsville, p. 520, taken June 23, 1860:
John Clemmens, 58, farmer; (cont. on page 521) Annah Clemmens, 54; John G., 33, farm laborer; Catharine Letherach, 20, domestic

Herald of Truth - March 15, 1884, pp 92-93:
CLEMENS - In Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., on the 27th of February, John Clemens, aged 82 years, (one day less). He was buried March 2d at Toamencin Meeting-house. Peace to his ashes.

[NI01983] He is said to have been a Mennonite, but neither his widow or any of the children appear among the congregation of the meeting in Germantown.

[NI01985] He appears to have purchased a plantation of 165 acres and 140 perches near his original lands, July 29, 1752 (only about four months before his death), which passed to his son Jacob in 1761. He left a family of seven sons and three daughters, two of the children under 21 years of age at the time of his death. (Boorse Family p. 40)

[NI01990] Came to America in 1688. An ardent Mennonite, he was chosen the first minister of the Germantown church about 1690, and he is widely known as its first bishop. He maintained a residence at Number 19 on the East Side of Main Street in the German borough, and in 1690 was one of a small company to erect the first paper mill in America, in the beautiful valley of the Wissahickon nearby. (Boorse Family pp 40-41)

[NI01993] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp, roll 800, p. 195b, taken Sept. 21:
Abm Boorse, 52, laborer; Teana Boorse, 50; Daniel Boorse, 19, shoemaker; Susanna Boorse, 8

[NI01995] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp, roll 800, p. 195b, taken Sept. 21:
Henry Boorse, 51, farmer; Susanna Boorse, 48; John Boorse, 20, farmer; Catharine Boorse, 15; (next page) Susanna Boorse, 9; Michael Kreimer, 25, labourer

Herald of Truth - July 1869, pp 111-112:
On the 26th of April, near Kulpsville, Montgomery county Pa., of palsy, Henry Boorse, aged 69 years, 6 months and 12 days. Buried at Towamencin Mennonite burying ground.

[NI02000] (Boorse book, p. 42) Peter lived and worked for many years on the homestead. It is related that he slowly became blind in middle age, after suffering a frozen face while driving a wagon loaded with oil to Philadelphia. Peter Boorse is said to have spent his last years at the home of Hubert Boorse. He died unmarried.

[NI02001] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 198 - Harman Boorse, 45, Farmer, Mary 39, Eliam 18, Milton 16, Emanda 12, Harman 10, Jonas 8, Peter 6, Adison 2.

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 1145, P.O.: Kulpsville, p. 515, taken June 20, 1860

[NI02003] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 196 - Daniel Boorse, 43, Farmer; Catharine Boorse, 32, John Boorse, 6, Daniel Boorse, 4, William Boorse, 3, Susanna Boorse, 7/12.

[NI02004] Herald of Truth ­ May 1, 1895, pp 142-143 Obituaries:
BOORSE. ­ On the 8th of Jan. 1895 at Worcester, Pa., Jacob Boorse, aged 83 years, 9 months, 6 days. Funeral from the residence of his daughter at Landsdale, Pa., on the 12th. Buried at Mathatchen. Preachers Jno. Hunsberger and Jas. L. Becker officiating at the house and Jac. Mensch and William Anders at the place of burial. Texts, Isa. 42:3 and Heb. 4:9.

[NI02011] He is buried with his second wife (Catherine) in the yard of the Christ Reformed Church below Mainland.

[NI02016] Not to be confused with Eli K. Cassel, son of Hupert J. Cassel and Catherine M. Kolb, born Feb 11, 1817 d Feb 16, 1864, md. Elizabeth Jane McAllister born July 27, 1826 d Mar 21, 1878; buried at Plains Mennonite, Lansdale. Although buried at Plains, in the 1850 PA census they are listed in Towamencin Twp. while this Elias Cassel is listed in Franconia Twp.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3 - Elias Cassel, 34 (occupation: none), Mary, 31, Ephraim, 6, Peter, 5, Elizabeth, 2/12; Abraham Rosenberger, 22; Edwin Boorse, age 14 (possibly a nephew); Elizabeth Cassel, age 67 (Elias's mother). They are in the household next to Elias's sister Elizabeth and her husband Isaac Hagey.

HSMC Bulletin, Vol. VIII No. 4 April 1953 p. 275 and Landis-Landes Family p. 12 are premised on one Elias Cassel who m1 Mary Boorse, m2 Eliza Jane (McAllister). This is incorrect. Dates given in these sources are for Eli K. Cassel who married Eliza Jane.

[NI02020] http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/s/Donna--J-Basinger/GENE14-0013.html - says John married Margaret (Ann) Boorse Godshalk. If so, she would have been a daughter of Edia Boorse and Garret Godshalk. i haven't seen this in any of my sources.

[NI02023] This is possibly a son of John and Margaret (Clemmer) Clemens who lived in Worcester Twp, Mont. Co.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 303B:
Daniel Clemens, 61, farmer; Julianna, dau, 29; Frank, son, 24, shoemaker; Irvin, son, 13, farm labor

[NI02025] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 310C:
Jacob R. Detwiler, 57, farmer; wife Isabel, 57; dau Mary, 31, seamstress; son Elias, 15, farm laborer

Herald of Truth - March 12, 1903, p. 87 Obituaries:
DETWELLER.-On the 25th of February, 1903, at Towamencin, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis, Bro. Jacob R. Detweller, aged 80 Y., 11 M., 13 D. He leaves two sons and one daughter. His wife died in September 1902. Funeral services on the 1st of March in the Towamencin M.H. Interment in the graveyard adjoining.

[NI02027] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 191 - in the household of Eli and Hannah Stover.

[NI02030] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p 295 - B.B. Hendricks, 55, Inn keeper; Elizabeth Hendricks, 52; Franklin H. Hendricks, 23, Store keeper; Saloma Hendricks, 20; Charles Hendricks, 11; Reuben Styer, 23, carpenter; Levi Hendrick, 22, bottler; Caroline Godshalk, 22.

[NI02035] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 191, taken Sept. 14:
Harman Hendricks, 45, stone mason; Rachel Hendricks, 45; Jonas Hendricks, 14; Eliza Hendricks, 12; Nathaniel Snyder, 1; Jacob B. Metz, 44, stone mason; John Boorse, 26, tobacconist; Margaret Boorse, 19

[NI02036] I'm putting Rachel in the family of Catharine Boorse and Samuel Metz for now. I had Rachel's birth date as March 5, 1800 (calculated from age at death on tombstone), which conflicted with Abraham Metz's birth date of August 18, 1800. But the 1850 census says Rachel was 45, so I think her birth year was 1805 not 1800. In the 1850 census, Jacob B. Metz, age 44, is listed in Harman and Rachel's household - that's why I think Rachel is in this family.

[NI02038] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 28. It's possible that his wife Maria, age 36, is a Freed, as they are listed next to the households of Michael Freed, age 38, and his mother Magdalena Freed, age 73.

[NI02041] Joseph Fretz owned land in Bedminster Twp, 19 Aug 1803, just below Henry Krout - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford.

[NI02042] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p. 234.

[NI02047] By late winter of 1709, Gerhart had decided to bring his family to America. He settled his financial accounts with his brother John on March 3, 1709, and with his father Jacob on March 8, 1709. Shortly after this he must have left for Pennsylvania, for on May 6, 1709 he and his wife and two sons, aged 5 years and 1-1/2 years, were in London with all the other 1709 Palatine emigrants. The summer of 1709 was spent on board ship to Pennsylvania, and by Oct. 10, 1709 he was in Germantown where he bought a horse from Heinrich Kassel.
Gerhart probably stayed in Germantown for only a short time, for by May 1, 1711 he had purchased 100 acres in Bebber's Township, Phila. Co. Here he lived with his family until he sold the property to Michael Ziegler on Dec. 9, 1722, and moved to his farm which he had bought in Lower Salford on Feb. 14, 1718. (Account Book of the Clemens Family, p. 128-129)

Gerhard Clemens arrived in America and was in New York for a little while. In 1709 he came to Lower Salford, and in 1718 he purchased a tract of land containing 300 acres. He purchased land adjoining his 300 acres until he was the owner of 690 acres which he claimed as his own, and which was confirmed to him by a patent dated the 15th of April, 1734. Here he built his home and had for his neighbors Andrew Lederach, Dielman Kolb and Hans Ulrich Berge. The original homestead is now in possession of Rhine Clemens, of the seventh generation from Gerhard. Only the Christian name of Gerhard's wife is known, ANN. (Gottshall book, p. 107)

Gerhard and Ann had three sons and two daughters: Abraham, John, Jacob, Ann, and the wife of George Wagley.

Gerhart Clemens was reared in the cathedral city of Strasburg, and came to America in the summer of 1709, finally settling on the northeast branch of the Perkiomen Creek in Lower Salford Township in Philadelphia County, where he soon acquired considerable holdings in land. In 1726 he built the first grist mill in the township. He was a signer of the petition of citizens of Philadelphia County protesting against the Indian incursions, May 10, 1728, and a subscriber to the naturalization act of 1730. He was one of the founders of the historic Mennonite Meeting in Lower Salford, Jan. 25, 1738, which numbered among its first congregation such godly and outstanding men of the German section as Henry Funk, Christian Meyer Jr., Hans Ulrich Bergey, Abraham Schwartz and Jacob Landis. (Boorse Family pp 54-55)

[NI02048] When Anneli was quite young, her father Michael Reiff died and her mother then married Hans Stauffer.

[NI02049] In 1726 Gerhart Clemens had Jacob Sauder build a mill for his son Johannes. This mill property in Lower Salford Johannes purchased from his father on Sept. 26, 1738. Johannes was first married to Elizabeth. On May 5, 1764, Johannes sold his mill to Frederick Alderfer and moved to Skippack Township to the farm of his second wife Catharine Markley, the widow of Georg. On Sept. 18, 1772, John Clemens and wife Catharine conveyed their small farm in Skippack to Edward Updegrave. This is the latest record we have of Johannes Clemens.
ref: James Y. Heckler, History of Lower Salford Township (Harleysville PA, 1888), pp 230-231

[NI02056] It has not been positively established, but it appears that Christian was a son of Jacob Clemmer and a brother to his mother-in-law. He was therefore his wife's uncle.
(The Account Book of the Clemens Family, p. 134)

[NI02070] In the township tax records (Mont. Co. for Worcester Twp.), his occupation was listed variously as "Lazy," "Lodol" (drunk), farmer and weaver.

[NI02077] From the diary of Hans Stauffer: "In the year anno 1709, I, Hans Stauffer, left my own native land, the Schweitz, on the 5th day November, with my wife and children, Jacob, aged 13, Daniel 12, Henry 9, Elizabeth with her husband Paul Fried, and one child by the name of Mary (eight in number). One dau., being married to Gerhart Clemens, remained in Switzerland and never came to America. We set sail at Weissennan on the 8th of November, and had a very stormy voyage, and touched at Bingen, Lester, Wurm, Ersben, Millen, Eisen, Erdingen, Emmerich, Shingen, Shanzen, Arin, Rein, Guend, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brill, and on Jan. 10, 1710, arrived in London." (Oberholtzer Genealogy, pp 214-215)

A descendant of the ancient House of Hohenstauffen, in Suabia. (Henry Stauffer Descendants, p 195)

[NI02078] "Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County" by Morton Montgomery
(III) Jacob WEIDNER, eldest son of Tychicus, was first married to Elizabeth PRICE, and they became the parents of the following children: Peter, who settled at the Falls of the Schuylkill; Daniel, who died aged twenty years; David; Jacob, m. Hannah YODER (they had Benneville and Mary); Hannah, m. to Daniel BROWN, of Pricetown, Berks County (she lived to the great age of ninety -eight years); a daughter m. to David YODER, moving with him to New York State; and William.

This list of children differs from that found in the Price Genealogy, p. 320: Five children, viz: William, Hannah (married John Traub), Joseph, Lazarus, a daughter.

[NI02080] Heinrich and his brother Johannes arrived in Philadelphia, Sept. 5, 1730, on the ship "Alexander and Ann." His brother John died in 1737; Henry Clemmer and John Debtwalter [Detweiler] signed the bond of the widow Ann (nee Detwiler), Dec. 24, 1737. (Custer Family p. 140, Henrich and Maria Clemmer p. 1)

[NI02087] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 23 - Isaac Clemens, 36, Farmer, Mary 32, Hannah 13; Daniel Price 23, Barbara Cole 20, Jacob Wile 13.

[NI02091] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 21b, taken Aug. 28:
Garret Delp, 34, farmer; Sarah, 32; Anna, 8; Henry, 4

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 312C:
Garrett Delp, 64, retired farmer; wife Sarah, 62; Annie Hildebrand, dau, 40, seamstress; Jacob Leevengood, 65, laborer

[NI02093] Abstracts of Bucks County Wills, 1785-1825, Will Book No. 7:
Page 290. Johannes Funk, Hilltown Twp. "My Trade a Smith." August 13, 1807. Cert. of Translation October 7, 1807. Son-in-law Johannes Kolb and Martin Fretz exrs. Ch. Anna, Abraham (Dec'd.), Isaac, David, Maria and Barbara. Land to Johannes Kolb. Wits: Joseph Meyer, Johannes Kolb.

[NI02094] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp. (roll 799), p. 30 - Garret Clemmens, age 41.

[NI02099] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp. (roll 799), p. 29 - Jacob Clemmens, age 29, listed in the household of Frederick Aulenbach (?), age 39, and his wife Susan, age 40. (Maybe Susan is a Clemens). Also listed: Jacob Clemmens, age 68 (Jacob's wife Catharine's father); Catharine Musselman, age 22; Eli Moyer, age 13.

[NI02106] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974), Harrisonburg Twp, p. 14b:
John Beery, 62, farmer, born Va.; Lydia, 55, born Pa.; John, 25, born Va.; Peter, 20; Christian, 18; Noah, 15; Lydia, 25; Susanna, 11; Elizabeth, 9

[NI02118] Supposedly Barbara Kagy is a first cousin to Nicholas' brother's wife also Barbara Kagey. (Beery)

[NI02123] Most likely descended from one of Heinrich Frey's four sons who went to Virginia (not John or Jacob, as they stayed in Pennsylvania).

[NI02126] Of shape-note fame.

[NI02139] 1870 Virginia census - Rockingham Co, Central Twp, roll 1676, Harrisonburg PO, taken July 29, p. 56a:
John B. Wenger, 49, farmer, real estate: 10,500; Annie, 45; Elizabeth, 21; John, 10; David, 7; John A. Foltz, 21, farm laborer, born W.Va.

Herald of Truth - May 1, 1883, pp 140-141:
WENGER.-March 31st, near Harrisonburg, Rockingham county, Va., very suddenly, John B. Wenger, aged 62 years, 6 months and 15 days. He leaves a widow and three children to mourn his unexpected departure. He was sick about three and half* hours. He and his son were hauling wheat to market, and coming home ate supper as usual. After supper he went about his work, but soon returned to the house with a violent headache; but did not remain long till he said it was important that he should go and attend to some work. On starting he said if he did not return in half an hour, they need not be surprised to find him dead. In about ten minutes his sons brought him to the house, suffering very much, and in a few hours he was dead. His death was caused by a ruptured blood vessel in his head. He was buried at Weaver's church on the 2nd of April where service were held by P.S. Miller, Samuel Sanger, and Gabriel Heatwole.

[NI02141] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 80:
Isaac Wenger, 26, farmer; Lydia [Brenneman], 24; [p. 80b] Ann, 1
(listed after Lydia's parents, Christian & Ann Brenaman, and her brother-in-law and sister, Christian & Magdalena Brunk, and before her brother-in-law and sister, Christian & Frances Funk)

1880 VA census - Rockingham Co, Linville District, p. 477D, taken June 11:
Isaac Wenger, 56, farmer; wife Lydia, 53; son Henry, 25, farming; dau Barbara, 22; son Isaac Jr., 19, servant; son David, 17, servant; dau Mary, 15; son John, 14, servant; son William, 10, servant

Herald of Truth - May 12, 1904, p. 160:
WENGER.-On April 28, 1904, near Linville Station, Rockingham Co, Va., of dropsy and the infirmities of age, Isaac Wenger, Sr., aged 80 Y., 5 M., 3 D The funeral was held on the 30th from the Lindale M. H. near Edom, in the presence of a large congregation of relations and sympathizing neighbors and friends. Bish. Lewis Shank and the writer spoke on the occasion from Heb. 11:13, after which the body was laid away in the cemetery near by, alongside that of his wife, Lydia Brenneman Wenger, who had preceded him to the grave but thirteen months. He was one of those striking examples of sturdy, robust manhood and during a long life, in which he was blessed with much of this world's goods, it was characteristic of him to remain always the same plain and unpretentious Isaac Wenger. He cast his lot with the Mennonite church in early life, with which body he held membership for fifty-five years. He leaves behind him a family of nine children, fifty-two grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. L.J.H.

[NI02142] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 111:
Abram Wenger, 24, farmer; Sarah, 26; John, 1; Mary, 5/12; Nancy Taylor, 7

[NI02145] Gospel Herald - Oct. 28, 1909, p. 495:
Geil. - Mary Wenger Geil, wife of Deacon Jacob Geil was born May 21, 1833, and died at her home place near Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., of heart disease Oct. 16, 1909; aged 76 y. 4 m. and 25 d. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church for 58 years; she and her husband having united with that body shortly after their marriage in May, 1851. Hers is the first death to happen in their immediate family. One son, Pre. Joseph W. Geil, two daughters and eight grandchildren survive her. An only surviving brother, Joseph H. Wenger of South English, Iowa, is now the last one left of ten brothers and sisters of the family of her maidenhood. Funeral services were held on the 18th from the Lindale M. H. by Lewis Shank, A. P. Heatwole and L. J. Heatwole, after which the remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. --L.J.H.

[NI02146] Gospel Herald - April 3, 1919, pp 14-16:
Wenger. - Joseph H. Wenger of South English, Iowa, died March 16, 1919; aged 83 y. 4 m. 1 d. He had been gradually failing since he received a slight paralytic stroke about a year ago. He was the son of Joseph and Barbara Wenger, and was born near Edom, Va. He left Virginia for Iowa soon after the beginning of the Civil War and settled down about two and a half miles east of South English. Here be was married to Elizabeth McAfferty, which union was blessed with four children as follows: John H., B. Franklin, Homer C., and Mollie D. In 1881 he with his wife united with the Church of the Brethren and lived a faithful life to the end. His first wife died in 1911 and two years later he was again married to Lucinda B. Stoner. Bro. Wenger retained a warm friendship for the church of his ancestors - the Mennonites - and befriended them on many occasions. He traveled quite extensively, and in his later years became quite proficient as a writer of family histories, the following being written by him: Wenger Family History, published in 1903; Beery Family History, published in 1905; Descendants of Nicholas Beery, published in 1911; and History of the Geil Family, published in 1914. These books may still be had by sending to Bro. S. B. Wenger, South English, Iowa, the proceeds of the books, above cost, being equally divided between the Mission Boards of the Mennonites and Church of the Brethren. He was of a warm, generous nature, loved by all who knew him, and his memory will be cherished by many friends and brethren.

[NI02149] Gospel Herald - Oct. 30, 1941, pp 662-663:
Wenger.-Solomon B., second son of Jacob and Hannah (Brenneman) Wenger, was born near Greenmount, Va., Jan. 7, 1857. Here he grew to manhood in a period of history darkened by the Civil War, in which his home, the Shenandoah Valley, was one of the most troubled spots. The war and its resulting hardships delayed his starting to school so that his education was hampered. In 1882 he was married to Sallie Beery in his home community. They came to South English, Iowa, and established their home, but it was broken the next year by the sudden death of his dear companion. In 1886 he was married to Belle Gruey of North English, Iowa, who bore him 5 children: Edith, Clark, Arthur, Emery, and Milo. Of this family, Emery preceded him in death in 1908, the wife and mother in 1916, Milo in 1934, and Arthur in 1936. In 1918 he was united in marriage to his boyhood neighbor and schoolmate, Minnie (Wampler) Miller of Greenmount, Va., who has faithfully stood by him in his declining years. Bro. Wenger is one of the community's oldest pioneers. He has always been actively interested in everything that contributed to its welfare in both a temporal and a spiritual way. He waged a lifelong fight against the liquor traffic. But the thing that lay nearest his heart was the Church. He became a Christian in his youth; and the Liberty Mennonite Church at South English is a monument to his untiring efforts to establish the faith of his fathers in the community in which he lived. He was instrumental, in co-operation with a brother-pioneer, B. Lineweaver, in securing first the services of visiting ministers, and later the organization of a congregation with Bro. S. G. Lapp as pastor. He donated half the acre of ground on which the meetinghouse was built, and helped to raise funds for building it. He has seldom been absent from services when it was possible for him to be there. He was keenly interested in every member, especially the younger ones. His faithfulness has been an inspiration to ministers and leaders for many years. Of his father's family, 2 sisters (Annie Brenneman and Maggie Brunk) and 3 brothers (Christian, Samuel, and Amos D.) have gone on before; but his sisters (Barbara Andes, Lydia Showalter, and Katie Brunk), and his brothers (Adam and Tim) still live; also his wife, his daughter (Edith Morgan), his son (Clark), a daughter-in-law (Margaret Wenger of Cedar Rapids), and 6 grandchildren survive. These are the things those who knew him best will always remember about him; his fearlessness of hard work, his fine sense of humor, unswerving devotion to his convictions, his love for all creatures, his utter unselfishness, his keen appreciation of friends, and his tender care of his family. In the last three years his earthly house had been growing frail with age; but his mind had kept active and his spirit youthful. He never, to the very last, lost the forward look. "Think of him still as the same I say; he is not dead, he is just away." He died Oct. 10, 1941, as a result of a fall, being three months less than 85 years of age. His funeral was carried out according to the plans he had outlined two years ago when he was critically ill. The pastor of the Brethren Church (Homer Caskey) who had often visited him and prayed with him, conducted a brief service in the home. The pallbearers were six of his old neighbors and friends. His was the first funeral ever to be held in the Liberty Mennonite Church, where the more-than-capacity crowd was a mute testimony to the esteem in which he was held. The services there were conducted by the Brethren Perry Blosser of his own church and A. C. Good, from the text he himself had selected: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." He was laid to rest in the Brethren Cemetery in the lot where four of his dear ones lie. His influence remains a power for good in the lives of all who knew him, and his memory a gracious benediction. ---By His Daughter.

[NI02150] Gospel Herald - March 8, 1934, pp 1054-1056:
Brenneman.-Anna Wenger, widow of the late Benjamin Brenneman, was born near Greenmount, Va., Oct. 8, 1858; died Jan. 5, 1934 at Fentress, Va., at the home of her brother, T. J. Wenger; aged 75 y 2 m. 29 d. She was in failing health for a number of years with hardening of the arteries, but her last illness of about two weeks' duration, and which caused her death was due to a heart condition. She leaves 5 sons (Amos, John, Aldine, Alfred and Benjamin), 1 daughter (Hannah), 10 grandchildren, 4 brothers (S. B. Wenger, South English, Ia.; T. J. Wenger, Fentress, Va.; Adam Wenger, Columbiana, Ohio; A. D. Wenger, Harrisonburg, Va.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Andes and Mrs. Maggie Brunk of Harrisonburg, Va., Mrs. C. B. Showalter of Conway, Kans., Mrs. George R. Brunk of Denbigh, Va.). Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at the Warwick Mennonite Church, of which she had been a member for many years, in charge of Bro. Daniel Shenk of Denbigh, Va., and Bro. C. D. Bergey of Fentress, Va., Burial in the Warwick River Cemetery.

[NI02151] Gospel Herald - June 2, 1944, pp 166-168:
Showalter.-Lydia, daughter of Jacob and Hannah (Brenneman) Wenger was born near Harrisonburg, Va., on May 10, 1860. She passed away at her home near Conway, McPherson Co., Kans., April 24, 1944; aged 83 y. 11 m. 14 d. On Nov. 13, 1883, she was married to Cyrus B. Showalter who passed away in August, 1937. They lived in Virginia until 1910, when they moved to McPherson Co., Kans. Their children were all born in Virginia. They are: Edward, John, and Nellie (Horst) of Ia.; Lizzie (Showalter) and Amos of Va.; Hannah (Hilty) of Ida.; Oliver, Ada (Zimmerman), Clara (Cooprider) and Laura of Kans. All ten of them are living, and they with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren remain. Also remaining are 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Adam Wenger of O.; Timothy Wenger, Barbara Andes, and Katie Brunk, all of Virginia. She had been a member of the Mennonite Church since her youth. She was a patient and loving mother, deeply concerned for the welfare of her family. Funeral services were conducted at the West Liberty church by Bro. Jos. G. Hartzler, assisted by Bro. M. M. Troyer. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.

[NI02152] Gospel Herald - March 2, 1945, pp 975-976:
Wenger. --- Adam, son of Jacob and Hannah Brenneman Wenger, was born near Greenmount, Va., Feb. 9, 1892; died after a thirty-minute heart attack, while visiting at the home of his son Abram near Fentress, Va., Jan. 25, 1945; aged 82 y. 11 m. 15 d. On Dec. 4, 1888, he was married to Amanda Rohrer, who preceded him in death in 1941. To this union eleven children were born: Mattie - wife of Will Ziegler, Denbigh, Va.; Israel (who was killed in an automobile accident in 1927); Abram, of Fentress; Lena - wife of Edwin Weaver, Salem, Ohio; Amos, Harrisonburg, Va.; Stella - wife of Frank Good, Dayton, Va.: Hannah - wife of Enos Witmer, Salem, Ohio; Joseph, Norge, Va.; Edith - wife of John R. Martin, Dalton, Ohio; Anna Mary - wife of Abram Rohrer, Davison, Mich.; and David, Columbiana, Ohio. They lived in Rockingham and Augusta counties, Virginia, until 1910, when they moved to a farm near Columbiana, Ohio, where they spent the remaining years of their married life. The last two years he made his home with his daughter Mattie. He is also survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Andes, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Mrs. Katie Brunk, Denbigh, Va.), one brother (Timothy, Fentress, Va.), 51 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood and later transferred his membership to the Church of God in Christ Mennonite. He had a great concern for the welfare of his children and grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Warwick River Mennonite Church near Denbigh, Va., Jan. 27, by his nephews, Truman H. and George R. Brunk, who used for a text one of his favorite scriptures - Ps. 139:23, 24. His body was then taken to Mahoning County, Ohio, where services were conducted by C. L. Gearig, who used the same text. He was laid to rest in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

[NI02153] Gospel Herald - Oct. 31, 1935, pp 670-672:
WENGER ­ Amos Daniel Wenger was born Nov. 25, 1867, near Edom, Va.; died Oct. 5, 1935, near Harrisonburg, Va. (a few miles from his birthplace); aged 67 y. 10 m. 10 d. His busy life of service for his Master began almost immediately after accepting Christ at the age of twenty-two and uniting with the Mennonite Church in Ohio. Going farther west, he attended various schools, taught school, and was ordained to the ministry in Cass Co., Mo., Nov. 11, 1894, by Bishop David D. Kauffman. Then followed years of evangelistic work and Bible teaching. July 1, 1897, he married Mary Hostetter of Millersville, Pa., who passed away with chronic Bright's disease after one year of life together. January, 1899, to February, 1900, he took his trip around the world, visiting Bible lands especially. Sept. 27, 1900, he married Anna May Lehman of Millersville, Pa., who survives him. While writing his book of travel the same year he suffered a nervous breakdown which left him somewhat crippled. In 1901 his church work again resumed. In 1908 he moved with his family to a farm near Fentress, Va. From here he was called to principalship of the Eastern Mennonite School in 1922, where he served until death which occurred suddenly while sitting on a chair in front of the kitchen stove soon after breakfast. He leaves a faithful wife and 7 children: Mrs. Warren Kratz, Whitmer, W. Va.; Mrs. John Garber, South Boston, Va.; Amos D. and Paul L. of Fentress, Va.; Ruth, Rhoda, and Chester of Harrisonburg, Va. An infant son (Ralph) preceded him in death. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED by 5 grandchildren. Services at the Harrisonburg home in charge of Bro. S. H. Rhodes and at the Eastern Mennonite School in charge of Bro. J. L. Stauffer. Sermon by John H. Mosemann assisted by Bro. Daniel Kauffman and others. Next day services were conducted at the Fentress home and church in charge of Bro. Clayton Bergey, assisted by the brethren, John R. Mumaw, J. L. Stauffer, and Daniel Shenk. The text used at both places was one chosen by Bro. Wenger during his severe spell of sickness in 1900: Psa. 17:15­ "I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness."

[NI02154] Herald of Truth ­ March 15, 1893, pp 102-103:
WENGER - On Feb. 23, 1893, near Eight Mill, Cass Co., Mo., at the home of his brother S.B. Wenger, of typhoid fever, Bro. Samuel Wenger, aged 22 years, 5 months and 18 days. He left his home in Rockingham Co., Va., about one year ago, and resided with his brother in Cass Co., Mo. In January of the present year he visited with relatives and acquaintances in Morgan Co., Mo., and was taken sick shortly after his return to this county. Though every possible means was taken to stay the progress of the disease, his constitution gradually yielded to the inevitable. His mother, two brothers and one sister were present when the final summons came. He was a young man of most exemplary Christian character and he died sincerely regretted by a wide circle of relatives and sympathizing friends. L.J.H.

[NI02155] Gospel Herald - April 24, 1941, pp 94-95:
BRUNK. - Magdalena, daughter of late Jacob and Hannah Wenger, was born Oct. 24, 1872, near Harrisonburg, Va.; died March 13, 1941, at her home near Harrisonburg; aged 68 y. 5 m. 11 d. On March 12, 1891, she was united in marriage to John R. Brunk, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. She suffered a stroke of paralysis on March 5, and never regained consciousness. She had been in her usual health and retired the evening before she was stricken without complaining. Members of the family found her in a critical condition the next morning. She is survived by 4 children (Menno J., Lewis S., Mrs. Mary Hartman of Harrisonburg, Va., and Anna B., of Reading, Pa.), 1 stepson (Aldine C. Brunk, missionary in India), 3 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: S. B. Wenger, South English, Iowa; Adam Wenger, Columbiana, Ohio; Timothy Wenger, Fentress, Va.; Mrs. Barbara Andes, near Harrisonburg, Ca.; Mrs. Lydia Showalter, Conway, Kans.; and Mrs. Geo. R. Brunk, Denbigh, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband and 1 daughter (Katie). She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful till death. She always attended church service when possible, having attended service on Sunday before she was stricken. Funeral service was held from the Lindale Mennonite Church by Bros. J. L. Stauffer and Perry Shank. Burial in cemetery adjoining the church.

[NI02156] Gospel Herald - Nov. 19, 1957, pp 1006-1008:
Brunk, Katie Wenger, daughter of Jacob and Hannah Wenger, was born March 28, 1875, at Greenmount, Va.; passed peacefully to her heavenly home, Oct. 7, 1957; aged 82y. 6m. 12d. She was the youngest of eleven children, none of whom survive. On July 15, 1900, she was united in marriage to George R. Brunk, who preceded her in death April 30, 1938. Surviving are their 4 sons and 5 daughters (Truman H., Esther-Mrs. Henry M. Shenk, Edna-Mrs. Arthur Hertzler, and George R., Jr., all of Denbigh, Va.; Stella-Mrs. J. Ward Shank and Katie-Mrs. John F. Shank, Broadway, Va.; Menno S. and Ruth-Mrs. Grant Stoltzfus, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Lawrence B., Palmetto, Fla.). Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Mother was homesick for heaven, yet her sweet patience kept her content until God's time. The influence of her godly life, of her unselfish devotion and deep concern for her church and family lives on. Funeral services were held at Harrisonburg the evening of Oct. 8 in charge of John L. Stauffer, who spoke on I Cor. 15. The following day services were held at her home church in Denbigh in charge of D. W. Lehman, John Shenk, and Lloyd W. Weaver, Jr. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI02157] Gospel Herald - Feb. 19, 1963, pp 158-159:
Hertzler, Anna Belle, daughter of Timothy and Mary Wenger, was born at Fentress, Va., June 6, 1888; died at the Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 6, 1962; aged 74 y. 6 m. In 1912, she was married to Moses L. Hertzler, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Mary-Mrs. Irvin Grove, Charles, Vernon, Allen, Elsie-Mrs. Gilbert Rohrer, and Velma-Mrs. George Garnand), 26 grandchil-dren, 2 brothers (Roy and Powell), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Lessie Hershberger, Mrs. Ernest Miller, Mrs. L. A. Burkholder, Mrs. S. H. Brunk, Sr., and Mrs. Ida Shaddinger). She was a member of the Warwick River Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 8, in charge of Truman H. Brunk and John H. Shenk.

[NI02158] Gospel Herald - Feb. 8, 1972, pp 134-136:
Hershberger, Lessie May, daughter of Timothy and Mary (Powell) Wenger, was born at Waynesboro, Va., Jan. 2, 1890; died of heart failure at Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 20, 1971; aged 81 y. 11 m. 18 d. On Apr. 23, 1923, she was married to Abram W. Hershberger, who preceded her in death Apr. 22, 1943. Surviving are 4 children (Beatrice - Mrs. James Hess, Mildred - Mrs. Isaac Risser, Ruth - Mrs. G. Willis Davis, and Abram W.), 3 stepchildren (Mrs. Alfred Brenneman, Elma Hershberger, and Glen Hershberger), 12 grandchildren, 7 stepgrandchildren, and 21 step-great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Ernest Miller and Mrs. Ida Shaddinger), and 2 brothers (Roy and Powell). She was a member of the Weavers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 23, in charge of Alvin Kanagy and George Brunk; interment in Weavers Cemetery.

[NI02159] Gospel Herald - Dec. 20, 1977, p. 956:
Miller.- Hannah Etta, daughter of Timothy J. and Mary (Powell) Wenger, was born in Augusta Co., Va., Jan. 6, 1892; died at Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 13, 1977; aged 85 y. On Dec. 27, 1931, she was married to Ernest H. Miller, who died on Feb. 12, 1973. Surviving are one son (Harvey), 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 brothers (Roy and Powell). She was preceded in death by 7 sisters. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held on Oct. 17, in charge of Amos D. Wenger, Jr., and George R. Brunk II; interment in church cemetery.

[NI02160] Gospel Herald - Feb. 17, 1970, pp 159-160:
Brunk, Mollie, daughter of Timothy J. and Mary (Powell) Wenger, was born in Augusta Co., Va., Aug. 8, 1893; died in Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., following a short illness from a stroke, Sept. 19, 1969; aged 76 y. 1 m. 11 d. On Jan. 3, 1915, she was married to Samuel H. Brunk, who died in May, 1968. She is survived by 3 sons (George F., Daniel, and Samuel), 2 daughters (Ida Mae-Mrs. Richard Leatherman and Edith-Mrs. Gordon McGhee), 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Ernest Miller, Mrs. Ida Shaddinger, and Mrs. Lessie Hershberger), and 2 brothers (Roy G. and Powell). She was a member of the Warwick River Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 21, with Truman H. Brunk officiating, assisted by Nevin Horst.

[NI02161] Gospel Herald - July 21, 1964, pp 637-638:
Burkholder, Lula F., daughter of Timothy and Mary (Powell) Wenger, died at her home in Denhigh, Va., after a long illness, May 7, 1964; aged 68 y. She was married to Lewis A. Burkholder, Sr., who survives. Also surviving are one son (Joseph Lehman), 3 grandchildren, 2 stepdaughters (Mrs. Levi Weber and Frances Burkholder), 3 stepsons (James, Nelson, and Lewis A., Jr.), 2 brothers (Roy and Powell), and 4 sisters (Mrs. A. W. Hershberger, Sr., Mrs. E. H. Miller, Mrs. Abram Shaddinger, and Mrs. S. H. Brunk, Sr.). Memorial services were held at the Warwick River Church the morning of May 9, with Truman H. Brunk and John H. Shenk officiating. A second service and burial took place in the afternoon at the Mt. Pleasant Church, Chesapeake, with Amos Wenger and Phil Miller officiating.

[NI02162] Gospel Herald - April 6, 1967, p. 300:
Shaddinger, Ida, daughter of Timothy J. and Mary (Powell) Wenger, was born in Augusta Co., Va., Apr. 13, 1898; died on Mar. 6, 1976; aged 77 y. On Oct. 28, 1929, she was married to Abram G. Shaddinger, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1943. Surviving are 2 daughters (Laura ­ Mrs. Nathan Layman and Gladys ­ Mrs. Daniel Hostetter, Jr.), 3 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Etta Miller), and 2 brothers (Roy and Powell). She was preceded in death by 6 sisters. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 9, in charge of Amos Wenger and Phillip Miller; interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

[NI02163] Gospel Herald - Oct. 5, 1933, pp 574-575:
Miller. ­ Katie Wenger Miller died at her home near Fentress, Va., Aug. 6, 1933, in her 31st year. Death came very unexpectedly, after an illness of only a few hours. She was the daughter of T. J. Wenger and the late Mary Powell Wenger and was born at Stuarts Draft, Va., but had lived in Norfolk Co. since early childhood. She answered the call of her Savior in early life and became a member of the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, which profession she faithfully sought to live up to until the call of death came. In the morning of her death she was in her usual place at S. S. and Church, but as the congregation was gathered in the evening service the news came that she had passed away. She was married to Bro. Marvin E. Miller on Oct. 12, 1928, who with two children (Merlin Robert and Mildred Elizabeth) is left to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and mother. Surviving besides the above are her father, 6 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Moses Hertzler, Lessie-Mrs. A. W. Hershberger, Etta-Mrs. Ernest Miller, Mollie-Mrs. S. H. Brunk, Lulu, and Ida-Mrs. Abram Shadinger) and 2 brothers (Roy and Powell). Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant Church on Aug. 8 in charge of the brethren Aaron Mast of Westover, Md., and Daniel Shenk of Denbigh, Va. Interment in the church cemetery.

[NI02164] Gospel Herald - Jan. 16, 1979, p. 46:
WENGER, Powell O., son of Timothy J. and Mary (Powell) Wenger, was born in Augusta Co., Va., June 5, 1905; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Bridgewater, Va., Nov. 10, 1978; aged 73 y. On Dec. 6, 1933, he was married to Hazel Swope, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Lois V. Wenger and Dorothy - Mrs. Mark Smucker), 5 sons (Carl, David, Oliver, Wade, and Norman), 13 grandchildren, and one brother (Roy). He was a member of Morningview Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Lindale Mennonite Church, in charge of Dwight Heatwole and Ernest Gehman; interment in the church cemetery.

[NI02167] Was distinguished in the French and Indian Wars, and was Colonel of the 2nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers in the Revolution. He was the hero of the Battle of Great Bridge; made Brigadier-General; wounded at the Battle of Brandywine. (Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume II, p. 195)

[NI02168] Daughter of John Thornton and his wife, Mildred Gregory, whose mother, Mildred, was sister of Augustine Washington and aunt of Gen. George Washington. (Genealogies of Virginia Families II, p. 195)

[NI02171] Aunt of Gen. George Washington

[NI02180] She married first, in 1720, William Pratt, a merchant of Gloucester, Va.; second, in 1725, Colonel Thomas Jones, of Williamsburg, son of Captain Roger Jones. She lived in Northumberland county until 1762. She had three children by her first husband, one of whom, Keith William Pratt, was educated in England and lived there with his uncle. Another, Elizabeth, married Walter King, of Williamsburg. Her descendants by her second husband will be considered farther on. (Genealogies of Virginia Families II, p. 194)

[NI02191] William served in Virginia during the Revolutionary War as a Private.

In a volume known as "W.D. 178, 1" at the State Library in Richmond is a copy of an original manuscript in the War Department in which is the Pay Roll of Captain Richard Campbell's Company of the 8th Virginia Batallion, commanded by Col. Abram Bowman. William Woodford served as a private during May-October, 1777, for which service he was entitled to the sum of $6 2/3 per month.

In another volume, "W.D. 313, 1", he is listed as a Private in the Company of Captain Kirkpatrick in the 4th Virginia Regiment of Foot, commanded by Col. James Wood, in June and July, 1778.
-- from DAR file #248627 on William Woodford

Sources for DAR file #769165 are as follows:
DAR files #669638, 669639, 538240
Hugh Maxwell's History of Barbour Co., pg 500
WV Archives
Barbour and Taylor Co. Census Returns 10/9/1850 pg. 208

Norman Wenger tells me that William and Fanny fled England because their parents didn't approve of the marriage. Her father was a British General.

On 11 May 1790, William's daughter Ruhama (Amy) was born. This is the latest date where it can be reasonably proven that William was living. (David Kuhl's research)

[NI02195] Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1894, pp 29-31:
GROSS.-On the 30th of Dec., 1893, in Fountainville, Bucks Co., Pa., suddenly of heart-disease, Hettie, wife of John L. Gross, aged 66 years and 6 months. She had been working apparently in usual health up to within an hour of her death, when she was suddenly stricken down and died before a physician could be summoned. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her death. "In the midst of life we are in death."

Herald of Truth - February 1, 1894, pp 46-47:
GROSS.-On the 30th of Dec. 1893, in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Hester, wife of Dea. J.L. Gross, (aged?). Buried at Doylestown M.H. She was a dearly beloved and affectionate mother and an esteemed sister.
O mother dear, we miss thee here,
Thy smiling face no more we see;
No helping hand for us to cheer
Thou art from toil and sorrow free.

[NI02196] This is possibly the Daniel Gross who married Catharine Swartley, daughter of Philip P. Swartley and Mary Godshall.

[NI02198] 1930 PA census - Bucks Co, Perkasie (borough), taken April 26:
John L. Gross, 69, md. at age 28; wife Annie H., 63, md. at age 22; Edna D. Fretz, dau, 27, md. at age 22; Alice D. Gross, dau. 19; Harry M. Fretz, son-in-law, 24, md. at age 19; Arlene G. Fretz, granddaughter, 4

[NI02201] Gospel Herald - June 13, 1908 p. 175 Obituaries:
Leatherman. - On May 13, 1908, at his home at Cross Keys, Bucks Co., Pa., after an illness of some four weeks, Isaac Leatherman died; aged 86 y. 5 m. 28 d. He was twice married and the father of seven children by his first marriage and two by his second marriage. Four children by his first marriage and one by his second survive him. He was a member of the Mennonite congregation at Doylestown.

[NI02202] Herald of Truth - April 1879, pp 76-77:
March the 10th, at Cross Keys, Bucks co., Pa., suddenly, of heart disease, LYDIA LEATHERMAN, wife of Isaac Leatherman, aged 52 years, 10 months and 1 day.

[NI02204] Herald of Truth - Nov. 1, 1883, pp 332-333:
GROSS. - On the 11th of October, in New Britain twp., Bucks county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Christiana Gross widow of the late Pre. John Gross, of the Doylestown Church, in the 86th year of her age. Buried at Doylestown Meeting-house on the 14th.

[NI02205] Gospel Herald - Oct. 3, 1913, p. 431:
Gross. - William Gross was born Mar. 2, 1839; died July 8, 1913. In mature years he was married to Anna Godshalk, daughter of Pre. Samuel Godshalk. This union was blessed with 9 children, three of whom survive. His wife died Nov. 19, 1892. In his younger years he united with the Mennonite Church. He passed through many dark hours. We however believe that he is at rest. His greatest joy was visiting the sick and those in great sorrow or deep ways. Having passed through many of these ways himself he could by experience hold out a helping hand to others. His funeral was largely attended. He was buried July 12, 1913. He was laid to rest in the Doylestown Mennonite burying grounds. At the house the services were held by Jacob Rush in English and John F. Funk in German. A. O. Histand led in prayer. At the meeting house Jacob Moyer spoke in the German from the text found in Isa. 3:10, followed in English by Warren Bean on the same text only enlarging and including the eleventh verse also. Followed in prayer by Jonas Mininger. --One of the family.

[NI02206] Herald of Truth ­ Sept. 1, 1895, pp 270-271:
GROSS. ­ On the 13th of August 1895, in Buckingham, Bucks Co., Pa., Bishop Samuel Gross, aged 56 years, 5 months and some days. On the 17th his remains were interred in the Doylestown Mennonite burying ground. Bro. Gross had been apparently well within a short time of his death. On the 12th he attended harvest meeting and spoke very eloquently and appropriately on the occasion. On the day of his death he seemed as well as usual until he was attacked with heart failure, and died in a few minutes. Pre. Samuel Godshall spoke appropriate words at the house. Andrew Mack, Josiah Clemmer and Pre. Seipel spoke at the meeting house. Text, 1 Sam. 25: 1. Bro. Gross had labored as minister of the Gospel for twenty-nine years, and as bishop thirteen years. He leaves 4 sons and 2 daughters to mourn his departure, his wife and 2 children had gone home before him. A large concourse of friends gathered at the funeral to pay their last respect to the deceased. There were probably never before as many people together at the Doylestown church as on this occasion. Peace to his ashes.

Oh! How we miss his admonitions,
Whene'er we meet to worship God;
His place is vacant in our church
As well as other paths he trod.

May God in mercy bless our meetings,
And may He this our loss replace,
With servants who with willing minds,
Shall preach the word of truth and grace.

[NI02207] Herald of Truth - July 15, 1902 pp 222-223 Obituaries:
LAPP.-Sarah Lapp, daughter of John Gross, was born July 26, 1837 near Fountainville, Bucks Co. Penna., and died at her home in Ayr, Adams Co. Nebr., June 22, 1902, aged 65 Y., 10 M., 26 D. She leaves a husband, one daughter and four sons to mourn their loss. She died of pleurisy and was sick only a few days. She was married to Samuel W. Lapp Oct. 16, 1856. To this union were born seven sons and four daughters, of whom five survive. They moved to Adams Co., Nebr. in March 1878, where they have since lived. The departed mother was a sister in the Mennonite Church from her youth, and lives a life of devotion and service to her Master. The funeral services were conducted at the house at 1:00 P. M. June 24, by the Pastor of the M. E. Church, and at the Roseland meeting house by Bro. Albrecht Schiffler. Text, 1 Cor. 15:54-56.

[NI02242] Jacob Gross, the founder of the Gross family in America, was born in Germany 1743, immigrated to America in 1763. He first settled at Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pa., then resided at Germantown, Pa. Because of his active service here he was honored by having his name inscribed on the tablet of the Germantown Church. From there he moved to Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., Pa., where he spent his remaining days. He was a shoemaker by trade and follwed that pursuit in connection with farming up to the time of his death. He was ordained a preacher in the old Deep Run Mennonite Church between 1773 and 1796 and a bishop in 1804. ... They were the parents of six children, namely, preacher Christian, Isaac, Mary (mrd Abram Nash), deacon Daniel, preacher John K., and preacher Jacob, of Ontario, Canada. (Gross Family History, by Mae Gross Weiss, 1948)

Rev. Jacob Gross was for many years a minister of the Mennonite congregation at Deep Run, and later a bishop of that denomination. (History of Bucks County, p. 209)

He was a shoemaker by trade and followed that pursuit in connection with general farming up to the time of his demise. While in Bedminster he was ordained a minister of the old Deep Run Mennonite Church and was afterward elected a bishop of that denomination. ... "He gave his services without financial compensation to the cause of the ministry, and his influence was marked as a potent element for good in the neighborhood where he resided." (op cit, pp. 362-363)

[NI02244] Herald of Truth - May 1875, pp 78-79:
March 15th, in Bucks Co., Pa., Bro. DANIEL GROSS, aged 90 years, 9 months and 21 days. Deceased was deacon of the Mennonite church at Doylestown Mennonite church (sic), which office he filled with credit. Having lived beyond the time allotted to man-yet he retained all his faculties, and passed away beloved and respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. On the 18th his remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends, at Doylestown burying-ground. Sermons appropriate to the occasion were made by Samuel Godshalk and Isaac overholt (sic). He is gone, but not forgotten.

[NI02246] Herald of Truth - Feb. 1, 1894, pp 46-47:
GROSS.-On the 18th of December 1893, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Isaac Gross, aged 81 y., 7 m., 10 d. Buried on the 22d at Deep Run. Funeral services to a large assembly by S. Godshalk and I. Rickert, from Psa. 92:12,13.

[NI02247] Gospel Herald - Sept. 18, 1956, p. 910:
Gahman, Daniel G., son of the late Samuel and Mary (Gross) Gahman, was born in Plumstead Twp., Pa., on Nov. 17, 1878; died July 26, 1956; aged 77 y. 8m. 9 d. He was united in marriage to Maggie Histand on Jan. 18, 1902. To this union one son (Melvin) was born. In 1939 they moved to their son's home in Bedminster Twp., where he remained until the Lord called him home. He suffered a heart attack 12 years ago, but had been in fair health since that time and had been working at the carpenter trade and in his repair shop. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and took great interest in the church. On Oct. 20, 1927, he was ordained to the office of deacon where he served faithfully until the end. On July 24 he was taken to the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, and passed away July 26. Surviving are his wife, his son, 2 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and 3 brothers (John G., Souderton, Samuel G., Dublin, and Abram G., Perkasie). He will be missed by the Deep Run congregation as a deacon and wise counselor. Funeral services were held July 30 at the Deep Run Church in charge of Erwin Nace, Joseph Gross, and Richard Detweiler. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.

[NI02248] Herald of Truth - January 1866, pp 7-8:
On the 25th of October, in Lincoln Co., C. W., Jacob Gross, aged 84 years, 11 months, and 3 days.

[NI02255] 1900 PA census - Bucks Co, Doylestown Twp, roll 1384, p. 186a, taken June 8:
Joseph N. Gross born Aug 1816 age 83, md. 59 yrs; wife Sarah born April 1819 age 81, 5 children, 3 living

Herald of Truth - May 1, 1902, pp 142-143:
GROSS.-Joseph N. Gross of Doylestown, Pa., April 13, 1902, aged 85 years, 8 months and 10 days. In 1841 he was married to Sarah Wismer, with whom he lived 61 years. They were blessed with four sons and one daughter. The mother and three sons are still living, Henry W. of Doylestown, Levi of Oakland, California, and Isaiah of Philadelphia. He was buried on the 16th in the Doylestown Mennonite burying ground. Services by A. D. Wanger in English and D. L. Gayman in German. The church has lost one of its oldest and most worthy members. Peace to his ashes.

[NI02261] Herald of Truth - August 1864, p. 52:
Very suddenly, on Saturday, July 16th, in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pa., Susanna Wismer, Widow of Samuel Wismer, in the 84th year of her age. She had eaten a hearty breakfast and a short time afterwards was found a corpse near the door of her dwelling. She was buried on Monday the 18th, at Deep Run burying ground, on which occasion Pre. Samuel Gottshalk preached at the house in the English language from Matt. 24: 44., and Pre. Isaac Moyer at the meeting house, in the German language, from Rev. 22: 13. --JACOB KRATZ.

[NI02262] 1900 PA census - Bucks Co, Doylestown Twp, roll 1384, p. 184, taken June 4:
Henry W. Gross born Feb 1842 age 58, md. 24 yrs; wife S. Elizabeth born May 1846 age 54, 4 children, 3 living; dau S. Ella born March 1877 age 23, single; dau Emma L. born May 1880 age 20; dau Esther F. born June 1883 age 16

[NI02264] Gospel Herald - Oct. 18, 1917, pp 542-544:
Detweiler.-Samuel D. Detweiler was born in Bucks Co., Pa., in the year 1841; died Oct. 3, 1917; aged 76 y. 5 m. 25 d. He was married in 1866 to Annie H. Freed. This union was blessed with 4 children. He leaves to mourn his departure his dear life companion, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 step-sister, 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, with many relatives and friends. The deceased had been mentally and physically affected by a stroke some years ago and his death was due to paralysis of the brain. After a few days of serious illness he calmly fell asleep in Jesus. The church keenly feels the loss of a quiet, faithful shepherd who earnestly warned his flock, prayerfully and with many tears. Let us remember his early and regular attendance, while yet able, his humble, quiet and devoted service in the Lord's vineyard, having served as minister for 36 years; as bishop 17 years. Funeral at Rockhill Meeting House on Oct. 8, 1917. Services by Bishops Jonas Mininger and Abraham G. Clemens. Text, Matt. 25:21.

I'm guessing that the Samuel D. Detweiler who married Elizabeth Stauffer is the same as the one who married Annie Freed. (Jan. 2003)

[NI02265] Herald of Truth - March 1880, pp 56-57:
On the ___ of February, in Philadelphia, Pa., of an internal abscess and erysipelas, DANIEL W. GROSS, son of Joseph N. Gross of New Britian* Township, Bucks Co., aged 33 years, 8 months and 8 days. Buried on the 15th, at Doylestown. Services by Abraham Moyer at the house in German, and Samuel Godshalk at the church in English.

[NI02276] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p. 224b-225
I'm guessing that the Jacob Leatherman who married Sarah Bishop (d. 1852) is the same as the Jacob Leatherman of Plumstead Twp whose widow Susanna married Isaac F. Meyer.

Herald of Truth - Sept. 1876 pp 158-159 Obituaries:
Aug. 1st, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., of palsy, Jacob Leatherman, in his 64th year. Buried the 3rd, in the Deep Run burying-ground, at which opportunity words of comfort were presented by Samuel Godshalk and Jacob Loux.

[NI02295] Christian Fretz owned 144 acres of land in Bedminster Twp - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford.

[NI02298] "It is a noteworthy fact that at the time of her death, she was the mother of twelve children, had a hundred and nine grandchildren, and a hundred and three great grandchildren."
(Fretz, p. 134)

[NI02299] Circumstantial evidence points to Martin as the son of Marcus, although his children are not mentioned in the will of Marcus (d 1760) and he was not on the Coventry Twp., Chester Co. tax list 1730 when he would have been 21 or at any time before his 1736 marriage. (Oberholtzer/Ford p. 22)

[NI02313] He lived on a farm in Bedminster Twp., three miles west of Bedminsterville, now known as the Wisler farm, and still owned by his son-in-law, Joseph Wisler, where he followed farming and shoemaking. He was known as Shoemaker Henry. On the occasion of his funeral, which was very largely attended, two or three calves were killed and prepared for the funeral dinner; and over one hundred carriages followed his remains to the grave, showing the high esteem in which he was held. He and wife were buried at the Old Mennonite church at Deep Run, of which they were members. (A Brief History of John and Christian Fretz p. 340)

[NI02318] History of Bucks County, p. 418, says she was the adopted daughter of Rev. John Funk. Is she a Freed? A Christina Friedt married Isaac Rosenberger (from ancestry.com: Clymer Connections); she was daughter of Heinrich Aspisheim Freidt (born Oct 30, 1712) and Anna (born Dec 8, 1718).

[NI02321] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 266 - Jacob Rosenberger, 30, farmer; Eliza, 26; Franklin, age 5; Mary, age 4; William, age 1; also Hannah Boyer, age 8; Henry Bilger, age 16; Catharine Moyer, age 16.

[NI02322] Herald of Truth - March 15, 1890, pp 92-94:
ROSENBERGER.-On the 19th of January, in Bucks county, Pa., Eliza, wife of Jacob Rosenberger, aged about 65 years. She was buried on the 22d, at Line Lexington Mennonite meeting-house, where services were held by Jonas Price of Lancaster county, from Job 29:2-5. Hillary Crouthammel conducted the services at the residence. She leaves a husband and a number of children to mourn her death.

[NI02323] Herald of Truth - August 1881, pp 143-144:
SWARTLY.-On the 6th of July, in Line Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Jacob Swartly, aged 84 years, 6 months and 27 days. He was born Dec. 9th, 1796, and early in life was married to Mary Funk (aunt to the Editor), who died some two years ago, having lived together about 60 years. They had 11 children, 3 sons and 8 daughters, of whom 2 sons and 4 daughters died in earlier years. He was buried on the 10th at Line Lexington meeting-house. Services by Samuel Leatherman, Josiah Clemmer, and Isaac Rickert, from Psalm 92: 12-15.

[NI02333] Kulp Family History p. 490 says this Abraham Detweiler married Elizabeth Kolb Ziegler.

[NI02336] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 4: Elizabeth Young, 50; Jacob, 13.
In the household next to her - Elizabeth [Reiff] Detweiler, 74 (Elizabeth's mother), Sarah, 41 (Elizabeth's unmarried sister); Benjamin Landis, 13 (son of her sister Mary & Benjamin Landis, who died in 1842).

In 1880 Elizabeth is in the household of her son Jacob.

[NI02337] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 29

Herald of Truth - May 1868, p. 79:
On the 22nd, near Lederachsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., BENJAMIN DETWEILER aged 74 years, 9 months, and 39 days. He was, for many years, a deacon in the Salford Mennonite Church, where he was a faithful counselor and labored continually to maintain peace, union, and the fear of God among his people. He was buried at the Salford Meeting-house burying-ground, on the 25th where funeral discourses were delivered by Abel Horning and Jacob Landis. He has gone to his reward. May we all meet him again in that blessed land, where parting and death are known no more.

[NI02338] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 294

[NI02339] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 4 - Elizabeth Detweiler, age 74, is listed with her daughter Sarah, age 41. Also listed: Benjamin Landis, age 13. They are next to the household of her daughter Elizabeth Young, age 50, whose husband Michael Young must have died before 1850.

[NI02340] Gerhard Hendricks, of Kreigsheim, and wife Sytie, sons Wilhelm and Lendert, daughter Sarah and servant Heinrich Frey, came to Pennsylvania in the "Frances and Dorothy" Oct. 12, 1685, with Peter Shoemaker and a number of others who became prominent in the affairs of not only the German settlement on the Schuylkill but of the province of Pennsylvania. (History of Bucks County p. 494)

[NI02341] CONFLICT: Did Sytie Boekenoogen marry Gerrit Hendricks or Gerrit Hendricks DeWees? "Jan Willemsz Boekenoogen, ca. 1632-1692: An Early Settler of Germantown," Pennsylvania Genealogies #1, p. 173, says she married Gerrit Hendricks DeWeese.

[NI02369] Website says she married Peter Tyson son of Cornelius Tyson, but Tyson book says Peter married Catharine who, after his death, married Gabriel Shuler.
(http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/simunye/G0000044.html#I2024; Cornelius Tyson Descendants 1652-1986, p 14)

[NI02385] Herald of Truth - February 1878, pp 33-35:
GOTWALS and HENDRICKS.-Dec. 21st, in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., Widow BARBARA GOTWALS, aged 87 years, 10 months and 18 days. Buried at the Perkasie Church. Services by A. Moyer and I. Oberholtzer. The deceased was the mother of Benj. B. Hendricks, of East Vincent, Chester Co., whose wife ELISABETH, died the 22nd of Dec., and lay a corpse at home while he was attending the burial of his mother. Her age was 55 years, 11 months and 18 days.

[NI02388] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 274, taken Aug. 30:
John Hendrix, 50, farmer; Mary, 50; Frederic, 27, laborer; Jacob, 25; Joseph, 23; Abraham, 19; Elizabeth, 15; Lydia, 13

[NI02395] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 274, taken Aug. 30:
Joseph Hendrix, 46, farmer; Elizabeth, 42; Elizabeth, 14; Joseph, 8; Hiltyann(?), 3/12; Catharine Bechtell, 62; Enos Fluck, 28, laborer

[NI02396] Herald of Truth - March 1872, pp 46-47:
On the 23rd of Jan., in Hilltown, Bucks co., Pa., the wife of Joseph Hendricks, aged 62 yrs., 8 mo., and 16 days. Funeral discourse by Abr. Moyer and Isaac Oberholtzer.

[NI02398] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 7.

[NI02399] Peter Schumacher held the office of burgess in 1693, when he was named third in the list. In 1694, 1697 and 1698 his name has second place and comes first in 1704 and 1705. He was recorder in 1700. (Germantown, 1683-1933, pp. 32, 33, 34)

He was one of the committee appointed Dec. 30, 1701, to organize a school at Germantown, erect a schoolhouse and arrange for a teacher. Through his efforts Francis Daniel Pastorius was induced to take charge of the school and it became one of the famous institutions of the infant province. Peter Jr. was, like his father, a carpenter, or "turner," and had a part in the erection of most of the early buildings in Germantown. (History of Bucks County, p. 297)

[NI02403] George Schumacher, with his wife Sarah and his seven children, sailed from London the next year (1685?). George died at sea, but the others arrived at Germantown the 20th of the 1st month, 1686.

[NI02411] Herald of Truth - Sept. 1, 1892 pp 268-270 Obituaries:
LEATHERMAN. ­ On the 24th of July, 1892, near River Styx, Medina Co., Ohio, of the infirmities of old age, Jacob F. Leatherman, aged 89 years, 1 month and 9 days. Deceased was a consisten member of the Mennonite church for about 70 years. He was born in Bucks Co., Pa.; married to Margaret Overholt, daughter of Joseph Overholt, March 25, 1827; emigrated to Medina Co., Ohio in 1831, where he resided until the time of his death. He underwent many hardships both in building up a home and a church, in which latter he took an active part. It is said that he hauled the first log for the first building. Funeral on the 26th at the Mennonite burying ground near Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio, where many friends and neighbors had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they learned to love in life. Services by Adam Kornhaus from Rev. 14:12, 13.

[NI02422] He lived to a venerable and highly respectable old age. His long white hair and flowing beard gave him an especially patriarchal appearance. He was in his day a widely known and dearly beloved preacher of the Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania. (Moyer vol. 1 p. 159)

[NI02423] Kratz Family History says she was daughter of Samuel Moyer.

[NI02439] Herald of Truth - January 1873, pp 14-15:
On the 2nd of December, at Jordan, Ont., CATHARINE, wife of Jacob SWARTZ, and daughter of John and Elisabeth Rittenhouse aged 84 years, 10 months, and 18 days.

[NI02440] Christian Stover owned 180 acres of land in Bedminster Twp - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford.

[NI02443] In 1710 Jacob came to America with his parents. Sometime before 1725 he married Barbara near Valley Forge, and afterward moved to Hereford (now Washington Twp., Berks Co.). That area then was a vast wilderness and remnants of an Indian tribe resided there. Jacob Stauffer, and wife Barbara, were one of the first white settlers and original purchasers of a plantation in the area. (Stauffer Stouffer Stover and Related Families, p. 9)

[NI02444] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Colebrook Twp.

[NI02445] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists Henrich Stover in Frederick Twp.

[NI02449] The ancestor of the Stauffers came to America from the vicinity of Zurich, Switzerland, their birthplace. One Daniel Stauffer lived near the city of Zurich until after the year of 1685. He had a son Hans who also lived in the Sweitz. These Stauffers were very wealthy in their time. We find that the family of Stauffer was mentioned as early as the time of William Tell.

Daniel Stauffer was a descendant of the ancient House of Hohenstaufen in Suabia. He was born at Alzheim or Weissennan, near the old Rhine in Switzerland, about 1630, and here he died also.

Being Mennonites they were severely persecuted by the Zwinglians and were driven out of their native land.
(Oberholtzer Genealogy, p. 214)

[NI02450] on Jan. 19, 1824, the montgomery County Court in response to Henry Ruth's petition appointed Michael to be guardian for the daughter of Jacob Ruth (deceased No. 70). According to family traditions, the Shoemakers raised these nieces of Fronica. (Ruth Gen. p. 42)

[NI02453] Listed in the 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp, roll 799, p 8.

[NI02454] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 15, taken Oct. 10:
Frederick Hunsberger, 76; Elizabeth, 66

[NI02455] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22b, taken Aug. 28:
John Kline, 60, farmer; Mary, 60; Jacob, 25, labourer; Susanna, 25; Sarah, 1/12
Next household: Isaac Kline, 25, farmer; Elizabeth, 28; Mary-ann, 6; William Delp, 18, labourer

[NI02456] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 4 - John Hackman, 40, carpenter; Susan, 42, Henry, 16, saddler; Sarah, 14, Barbara, 12, Susan, 9, John, 6, Catharine, 4, Jonas, 1, Elizabeth, 1; Jesse Armstrong, 45.

[NI02459] Herald of Truth - March 21, 1907, pp 119-120:
Freed.-On March 9, 1907, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa.. of cerebral apoplexy, Sister Susanna, wife of Samuel M. Freed; aged 64 Y., 6 M., 15 D. Buried at the Franconia Mennonite meeting-house, where also the services were conducted. She leaves her husband, two sons and four daughters to mourn her death.

[NI02468] Gospel Herald - Sept. 3, 1963, p. 791:
Freed, Lizzie H., daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Hackman) Freed, died Aug. 4, 1963. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Souderton Church. Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Aug. 8, in charge of Jacob M. Moyer and Marvin M. Anders; interment in Franconia Cemetery.

[NI02470] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp. (roll 799), p. 29.

Herald of Truth - January 1866, pp 7-8:
On the 6th of December, 1865, in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of Asthma, Pre. John Berge, aged 82 years, 3 months and 13 days. He was buried on the 9th at Salford Meeting House, a large number of mourning friends and relatives, being present. Pre. Henry Neiss delivered an address at the house of the deceased, and Bishop Jacob Kolb at the meeting house. The deceased served faithfully over thirty years in the ministry in the Mennonite Church in Salford; but during the last few years, he was unable to attend meeting. He was troubled for about 25 years with asthmatic affections, so that he could seldom lie in bed through the entire night, being oftentimes necessitated to spend the whole night on a chair. He leaves six children and an aged widow who has for 12 years been unable to walk without assistance, and with whom he lived in wedlock over fifty years. He had chosen, as the text for his funeral and his last words of admonition to his people, the words found in 1 Peter 5:1-11. He endured his sufferings with great patience. --J.O. CLEMENS.

[NI02471] Gospel Herald - May 6, 1952, pp 454-455:
Moyer, -- Abraham H., son of the late Mary (Heckman) and John R. Moyer, was born near Pipersville, Bucks Co., Pa., Feb. 5, 1873; passed away Jan. 19, 1952; aged 78 y. 11 m. 14 d. In 1906 he was married to Lydia M. Moyer who preceded him in death by ten weeks. He was a faithful member of the Franconia Mennonite Church for many years, and his consistent Christian life was a challenge to all. He is survived by the daughter they raised (Ruth-Mrs. Enos Delp, Harleysville, Pa.), one brother (John H., Souderton, Pa.), one sister (Maggie-Mrs. John Baker, Souderton, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Franconia Mennonite Church, Jan. 23, in charge of Menno Souder and Elwood Derstine. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI02475] Franconia Mennonite Cem. p. 32L: In memory of Anna Mary H., daughter of John R. & Mary O. Moyer born Feb 7, 1887 died May 12, 1908, aged 21 yrs 3 mo 5 D.

[NI02480] Gospel Herald - Jan. 21, 1975 Vol. 68 No. 3 p. 50 Obituaries:
Frederick, Elizabeth, daughter of Abram and Barbara (Bergey) Hackman, was born at Pipersville, Pa., Nov. 12, 1881; died at North Penn Convalescent Home, Lansdale, Pa., Dec. 25, 1974; aged 93 y. She was married to Jacob O. Frederick, who preceded her in death in Sept. 1957. Surviving are one daughter (Alma - Mrs. Ernest C. Landes), one son (Nelson H.), 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mary Hackman). One son (Paul) preceded her in death in Sept. 1974. She was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church where funeral services were held on Dec. 30, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI02484] Possibly J. Victoria Heany:
1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Upper Salford Twp, roll 1159, p. 209C:
Caroline Heany, 36, keeping house; dau Ellen, 15; dau Annie, 7; dau J. Victoria, 6; son John Agnew, 3, son William M., 2

[NI02489] Clemens Account has this as a question: Cadrina married Micahel Rutte?

On March 25, 1777, Christian Betz, cordwainer, and his wife Lydda of Worcester Twp, Phila. Co., conveyed to Michael Rutt, joiner, of Lower Salford Twp, 44 acres 96 perches in Worcester Twp for 470 pounds before James Young, J.P., witnessed by Melchior Wagner and Michael Ziegler Jr. (recorded May 11, 1787).
On May 29, 1788, James Clemens and Ann his wife, Worcester Twp, sold to Michael Ruth, yeoman, of Gwynedd Twp, a tract of 100 acres in Gwynedd for 750 pounds.
In 1793 Daniel Preiss of Towamencin Twp and wife Margaret conveyed to Michael Ruth 40 acres in Gwynedd Twp, beginning at the Towamencin Twp line along Michael Ruth's land and along Preiss' other land.
On May 30, 1807, John Reiff, Miller, and wife Elizabeth, Lower Salford, conveyed to Michael Ruth, Gwynedd, 12 acres 25 perches in Gwynedd for 169 pounds 17 shillings 2 pen.
On March 29, 1802, Abraham Shatinger and wife Sarah conveyed to Michael Ruth of Guinedd, Montg. Co, 85 acres 38 perches in Plumstead Twp, Bucks Co for 800 pounds.
On Nov. 15, 1808, Michael and wife Catherine sold this tract to their son Jacob Ruth, who no doubt had already moved there in 1802.
Michael Ruth's estate was settled April 1831 by executors Jacob Ruth and Abraham Moyer. This son Jacob accepted tract No. 1 consisting of 126 acres and tract No. 2 consisting of 40 acres as the settlement of the Estate, April 1831, but conveyed the latter tract to his sister Catherine on Aug. 10, 1832. (Ruth Families pp 11-12)

[NI02496] 1850 PA census roll 799 p. 28 - Lower Salford Twp.

[NI02497] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 25b - Michael Ziegler, 43, farmer; Mary, 40, Jacob, 15, laborer; Henry, 13, Elizabeth, 11, Catharine, 10, James, 8, Mary, 7 Sarah, 6, John, 1.

[NI02498] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 799 p. 31

[NI02508] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 304C:
Abraham Hunsicker, 79, retired farmer; Elizabeth, wife, 79

[NI02510] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 19b, taken Aug. 25:
Enos Wambold, 51, farmer; Catharine, 41; Jacob, 23, carpenter; Mary, 18; Elizabeth, 15; Charles, 13; Sophia, 11; Abraham, 8; Enos, 6; James, 4; Henry, 3; Louisa-ann, 1/12

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1145), p. 359, taken June 21:
Enos Wambold, 61, farmer; Catharine, 52; Abraham, 17, day laborer; Enos, 15; James, 13; Henry, 11; Susanna, 9; (next page) George Wambold, 83, yeoman; Jacob Nyce, 10

[NI02512] I'm guessing that Catherine belongs in this family. The Overholtzers and the Allebachs were in the same area - Towamencin.

[NI02514] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 28 - also listed: Elizabeth, age 52; Margaret, age 48; Nancy, age 33 [are these daughters?]; John Anderson, age 25; Isaac Weidenmoyer, age 15.

[NI02535] When a lad of 12 years, in company with his parents, and others, because of religious persecutions, he moved to Pfaltz, Germany, where they were promised freedom to worship the God of their fathers according to their interpretation of their Bible. But after about 20 years they were again persecuted. For this reason, and because of the promise of William Penn as to freedom of worship, Jacob Schumacher, with Pastroius, forsook friends and homeland, and from Crefeld emigrated to America, landing at Philadelphia in 1682.
(Oberholtzer p. 169. See Strassburger Family, 1922)

Immigrated in 1737, spent a few years in Germantown; in spring of 1743 he moved to Lower Salford. Tradition has it he was married to Mary Kunder, that he was about 75 when he died and that he died sometime in 1751.
(source: A Biographical History of Early Settlers & Their Descendants in Waterloo Township, p 327)

[NI02539] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p. 230b - Christian Gross, 73, Barbara Gross 71, Isaac Gross 29; Abraham Gross 45, Mary Gross 37; Ephraim Myers 8; Magdalena Wismer 69.

[NI02541] In a deed in 1737 his wife was called "Anna." There is no evidence that Jacob's wife was named Anna Maria [?Fischer] as reported in Harry Reiff's book on the Reiff family. Jacob was probably married to Anna daughter of Jacob Landis (d. 1749) of Franconia Twp., whose son Jacob and two daughters, Anna Reiff and Margaret Smith, were named in his administration papers in 1749. (Emigrants vol. 3, p. 293)

[NI02542] The Reiff Generations in America, Lower Salford Township, p 12, says Jacob Reiff married Anna Maria Fischer. Ruth Genealogy, p 441, says Jacob married first Fronica, second 1753 Anna. Richard Warren Davis (Emigrants vol 3, p 218) says this is Anna Landis. Is it possible that Anna Maria Fischer was the wife of Jacob's father?

[NI02554] Herald of Truth ­ January 1, 1896, pp 14-15 Obituaries:
Loux.-On the 6th of Dec., 1895, in Bucks Co., Pa., Enos Loux, aged 76 years 5 months and 16 days. Buried on the 10th at the Deep Run Brick M. H. His widow was also seriously ill at the time of his burial.

[NI02555] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 192b, taken Sept. 16:
Joseph Overholzer, 40, farmer; Catharine Overholzer, 34; Mary Overholzer, 12; John Overholzer, 9

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 1145, PO: Kulpsville, p. 522, taken June 26, 1860:
Joseph A. Overholtzer, 50, farmer; Catharine, 44; John K., 18

[NI02562] Moved to Shamokin PA. It is said they afterwards moved to Ohio towards Cincinnati. No further information. (Cassel Family p. 55)

[NI02567] In the 1850 PA census for Springfield Twp, Bucks Co, she is living with her son Samuel and his family.

[NI02572] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 26 - probably more children born between 1850 and 1861

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 305B:
Abraham H. Cassel, 59, retired farmer; Elizabeth, wife, 56; Hannah, dau, 21, seamstress; Rosalinda, dau, 19, seamstress; Sarah Keeley, other, 83

[NI02588] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 25 - Henry Musselman, 41, laborer; Catharine, 38, Christianna, 7, Catharine, 6, Noah, 3, Matilda, 1; Christianna Loh (Catharine's mother), 72.

[NI02589] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 21b, taken Aug. 28:
David Mussleman, 40, shoemaker; Catharine, 32; Henry, 11; Louisa-ann, 6; Isaiah, 1

[NI02590] Possibly a daughter of Benjamin Wile and Catharine Frederick.

[NI02594] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 12 - listed in the household of William Wireman, age 22.

[NI02595] Herald of Truth - December 1879, pp 237-238:
Nov. 2 rd, in Franconia Co., Pa., Widow ANNA MUSSELMAN, born Ruth, at the age of 70 years, 6 months, and 23 days. On the 6 th, she was buried at Franconia Meeting-house, where services were held by H. Nice and Jacob Landis from John 5:24.

[NI02597] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 6 - Henry Musselman, 37, farmer; Sarah, 36, Samuel, 11, Elizabeth, 7; Aaron Musselman, 17 (Henry's brother); Elizabeth Bustard, 13; Ann Musselman, 52 (Henry's mother).

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 80D, taken June 7:
Henry M. Musselman, 66, Gentleman; wife Sarah, 65, Lady; mother Anne, 88, Lady; Eliza Young, adopted, 20

According to an article in the MHEP Quarterly Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1999, p. 9, Elizabeth E. Bustard (1836-1914) was an orphaned (?) Irish immigrant girl, daughter of James W. Bustard (1810-1884) and Anna Ervin Bustard (ca. 1809-1849), natives of Donegal Parish, Ireland, who arrived in Pennsylvania in January 1849. Elizabeth Bustard married John K. Shisler, son of Elizabeth Keller.

[NI02601] First pastor at the Mennonite Church in Coopersburg.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 26 - Samuel Musselman, 30, teacher; Elizabeth, 36, Mary, 2; James Bustart, 40, laborer. See notes for Henry M. Musselman concerning James Bustart.

It's likely that this is the same Samuel Musselman who married Eliza's sister Hannah. Need to confirm that Hannah died before 1850 (in fact, before the birth of Samuel & Elizabeth's daughter Mary in 1848).

[NI02602] It's likely that Eliza's sister Hannah died before 1850 and Hannah's widowed husband Samuel Musselman married her sister Eliza.

[NI02605] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 23 - John Climer Jr., 25, farmer; Magdalena, 26, Henry, 7/12. Listed directly above, his father John Climer, 56, farmer; Mary, 44; Joseph, 24, carpenter; Tobias, 22, carpenter; Aaron, 21, carpenter; Jacob, 18, laborer; Simon, 15, laborer; Daniel, 13

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 303B:
John S. Clemmer, 53, farmer; Magdalena, wife, 54; Isaac, son, 21; Annie, dau, 29, seamstress; Henetta Freed, niece, 9

[NI02606] Herald of Truth - August 1876 pp 143-144 Obituaries:
June 19th, in Montgomery Co., Pa., ANNA MOYER, (maiden name Musselman) wife of Benjamin L. Moyer, aged 51 years, 8 months and 4 days. On the 22nd, the corpse, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and neighbors, was consigned to the bosom of mother earth, in the Franconia burying- ground, at which place words of comfort and edification were presented to the audience, by William and Henry Nice, and Henry Bower. About a year ago a cancer appeared on her face, and since which time she looked forward with Christian patience and composure for her release.

[NI02607] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 79A, taken June 5:
(66 / 82) Benjamin L. Moyer, 59, farmer; dau Hannah, 30; dau Annie, 21; son Milton, 17; dau Sarah, 14
(66/ 83) Abraham H. Moyer, 36, cigar maker; wife Kate, 33; dau Ida, 7; Sarah S., 4, adopted

Sarah S. Moyer was the daughter of Aaron H. Moyer and Kate Shelly, who died in 1880.

[NI02613] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 201, taken July 21:
Henry Landes, 27, farmer; Margaret Landes, 24; Josiah, 3; Susan, 1; (next page) Mary Landes, 58, widow; Susanna Rosenberger, 10

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 79A, taken June 5:
(65 / 80) Jessiah [Josiah] R. Landis, 23, blacksmith; wife Mary A., 25; son Manno, 3/12, born Feb
(65 / 81) Henry, 48, blacksmith; wife Rebecca, 43; dau Mary, 18; dau Annie, 16

[NI02614] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 29 - Catharine Musselman, age 22, is listed in the household of Frederick and Susan [Achenbach?], along with Jacob Clemmens, age 68; Jacob Clemmens, age 29; Catharine, age 29; Henry, age 5; Mary, age 3; and Eli Moyer, age 13 (Elias Moyer, son of Jacob and Sarah Heckler Moyer - Sarah died in 1842).

[NI02618] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78C, taken June 4:
Joseph Fretz, 51, supervisor; wife Livey, 51; dau Susan, 19; dau Mary, 17; son Erasmus, 12; son Joseph, 9

[NI02629] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 77B, taken June 3:
Aaron Lewis, 49, farmer; wife Eliza, 47; dau Susan, 15; dau Sarah, 15; dau Mary, 13; son Aaron, 9

[NI02631] Gospel Herald - Oct. 10, 1918, pp 511-512:
Freed.-Lydia (Lewis), wife of Deacon Jacob A. Freed, died at her home, Elroy, Pa., Aug. 20, 1918; aged 63 y. 8 m. 11 d. She is survived by a bereaved husband, 1 son, 3 daughters, 2 brothers, 5 sisters. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, a loving mother in the home and the Church. Funeral services on Aug. 26 at Franconia Meeting house. Text Ps. 116:15. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI02632] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78C, taken June 4:
William Lewis, 24, laborer; wife Emma, 26; son Samuel, 2; dau Lizzie, 2/12, born Feb

[NI02637] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3b - Rudolph Moyer, 65, farmer; Barbara, 62; Mary Rush, 22; Henry Musselman, 15, laborer.

Herald of Truth - January 1872, pp 14-15 Obituaries:
On the 27th of November, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Rudolph Moyer, aged 86 years, 7 months and 12 days. He was buried at Franconia on the 30th. Funeral discourses by Abm. Moyer, and Isaac Moyer. The deceased lived in the bonds of matrimony 64 years, and was the father of 7 children (4 sons and 3 daughters), of whom one son died several years ago. He leaves an aged widow to mourn her loss. [The above was my aged Uncle with whom I spent a few hours during my visit in that vicinity in October, and was much encouraged by the earnest desire of this aged brother and sister, after those heavenly treasures which never perish. Now the aged brother is gone to his reward, and the dear old Aunt perhaps will not tarry long. May God give her grace even to the end, and in heaven they shall meet again.--Editor.]

[NI02639] Gospel Herald - Sept. 11, 1962 pp 814-815 Obituaries:
Lewis, Aaron M., son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Musselman) Lewis, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Nov. 26, 1871; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Hatfield, Pa., Aug. 6, 1962; aged 90 y. 8 m. 11 d. On March 10, 1894, he was married to Annie K. Weigner, who died April 18, 1957. Surviving are 3 daughters (Ada-Mrs. Weston Landis, Morwood; Sophia-Mrs. Abram H. Moyer, Telford; and Lizzie-Mrs. Clatus N. Bechtel, Telford, 8 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 11, in charge of Menno Souder, Leroy Godshall, and Curtis Bergey.

[NI02643] I think this is the right person. Calculating from age at death, she was born June 1, 1831. Cassel p. 115 says Mary Kline was born May 31, about 1833.
Herald of Truth - Oct. 1, 1896, pp 302-303:
WILE.-On the 4th of Sept., 1896, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., sister Mary Wile, aged 65 yrs., 3 mos., and 3d. Buried on the 9th at Souderton. Funeral services at the house by Josiah Clemmer and Abel Horning at the church by M. R. Moyer and Jacob Moyer to a large congregation, from Rev. 14:13. Sister Wile suffered much, though patiently, for two years. Peace to her ashes.

[NI02644] 1880 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp:
Jacob Weil, 48, laborer; wife Mary, 43; dau Mary E., 20; son Elmer, 13; son Morris, 10

[NI02650] Is this the Elizabeth Musselman, age 19, listed in the household of Samuel Bergey in the 1850 census for Franconia Twp (roll 799, p. 14)?

Herald of Truth - Aug. 16, 1906 p. 310 Obituaries:
Nice.-On the 4th of August, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., after a prolonged illness from cancer, Betsy, widow of the late Eli Nice, at an advanced age. Buried at Franconia.

Herald of Truth - Aug. 23, 1906 p. 320 Obituaries:
Nice .-On the 4th of August; in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of cancer, Betsey, widow of the late Elias Nice. She is survived by six sons and one daughter. Interment at the Franconia M. H., where she was a member. She was about 75 years of age.

[NI02651] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 3. Elias G. Nice is listed with his family on p. 10.

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 178, taken June 19:
Elias Nice, 31, farmer; Elizabeth Nice, 29; Gideon, 8; Tobias, 4; Mary, 2; Michael Musselman, 14; Tobias Nice, 63, gentleman; Margaret Nice, 62; Joseph Nice, 25, miller

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78C, taken June 4:
Elias Nice, 53, farmer; wife Betsey, 49; dau Mary, 22; son Elias, 12; son Alley, 8; Kate Moyer, 8, servant; Sarah Shelley, 15, servant

[NI02652] This may be the Henry Musselman age 15 listed as a laborer in the household of Rudolph & Barbara (Fretz) Moyer, 1850 Franconia census p. 3b.

[NI02654] CONFLICT: Kulp p. 261 and Leatherman p. 897 have this Sarah in the family of Samuel Musselman & Sarah Meyers. Oberholtzer (Ford) p. 155 has her in the family of Nancy Ruth & Jacob C. Musselman. Bergey p. 373 has Sarah R. Musselman b Mar 1839 d Jul 1922 md Samuel L. Ziegler, buried Salford Menn.

[NI02663] In 1850, Jonas Freed, age 11, is listed in the household of John & Sarah Swartzlander in Rockhill Twp (p. 168).

Gospel Herald - July 21, 1910, pp 255, 260:
Freed.--Bro. Jonas M. Freed was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Jan. 27, 1839; died of Bright's disease July 4, 1910, after a lingering illness of about nine months; aged 71 y. 5 m. 7 d. He leaves a sorrowing widow, 10 children, 52 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a brother and many friends. He lead* the singing at Souderton Church for many years. Funeral services were held July 9 at the house by Bro. Jonas Mininger and Bro. Chris. Allabach and at the church by Bro. A. S. Mack in German and Bro. Joseph Ruth in English. Buried in Souderton burial ground.
*Typed as written.

[NI02671] 1930 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 116b (image 24 of 41), taken April 19:
Noah Musselman, Head, 82, md. at age 35; wife Lena, 72, md. at age 20
Previous household is their son Melvin R. Musselman.

[NI02693] For notes on the mix-up of which Henry Cassel married Margaret Godshalk, see Notes of Henry Cassel d. May 16, 1812, son of Hupert and Sydge Cassel.

[NI02705] Family tradition has this British General during the Revolutionary War as Frances Howe's father.
-- Norman Wenger

Lantz Genealogy p. 50: George Lantz married a daughter of Col. Woodford and granddaughter of Lord Howe.

[NI02711] Amos Price and family moved to Mercer County, O., about 1852, where he conducted a stone quarry for a time; later he contracted to grade for a railroad extending north from Cincinnati. Later he settled on a farm of 40 acres one mile south of Van Wert, Ohio. He also conducted a brickyard and manufactured the brick used in building the Court House in Van Wert and he and his sons helped in the construction of the building. Brethren Church. (Bergey Genealogy, p 45)

Was a stone mason and school teacher in Hatfield Township, Montgomery Co., Pa.; removed about 1852 to Mercer Co., Ohio; also taught school here; later removed to Montgomery Co., Ohio, and operated a stone quarry. He then became a railroad contractor and about the time of the Civil War, settled on a farm of 40 acres one mile south of Van Wert, Ohio. Manufactured brick and tile; furnished the brick for the courthouse of Van Wert Co., and with his sons, laid them.
Nine children, viz: John, James, Elizabeth, Margaret, Henry, Amos B., Sarah, Daniel, Caroline. (Price Genealogy, p. 389)

[NI02723] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 196:
Jacob Kulp, 51, [??] preacher; Catharine Kulp, 45; John Kulp, 21, farmer; Eliza Kulp, 13; Abraham Kulp, 9; Sarah Kulp, 6

[NI02729] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 241.

[NI02737] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 35a - Abraham Cassel, 72, farmer; Elizabeth Cassel, 66; Mary, 41; Magdalena Gotwals, 39; Susanah, 12; Mary, 7; Barbara, 5; Jacob, 2; Christian Rosenberger, 19, farmhand; Jesse Rosenberger, 8.

[NI02744] In the 1850 PA census for Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 37, Susanna Cassel is listed in the household of her nephew Jesse Cassel.

[NI02766] One of the descendants, named Henry Schaum, is now (1895) a Mennonite minister at Elkhart IN. (Cassel Family p. 264)

[NI02780] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799), p. 40, taken Sept. 2:
John Kolb, 44, farmer; Susanah Kolb, 35; Henry Kolb, 11; Isaac Kolb, 55
Next household is Jacob Kolb, age 45, but I don't know if they're related.

[NI02793] They lived in Upper Salford Twp, Montgomery Co PA until 1850. They moved to Waterloo county, Canada, where both died and are buried. For more information, see History of Waterloo County.

[NI02795] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799) p. 278.

[NI02797] I had ? Gouldy married ? Bean daughter of Catharine Hunsicker and John Bean. In the 1850 census for Worcester Twp, Mont. Co PA (roll 799) p. 281, there is a Nicholas Gouldy age 65 and wife Margaret age 50. I'm guessing that this is the Gouldy and Bean pair, but need to confirm it.

Nicholas is very likely a brother to Mary Gouldy who married Jacob Custer, listed on the same page (b).

[NI02814] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p. 227.

HSMC Bulletin Vol. VIII Number 3 (October 1952), p. 241 #131 says Adam married Esther Atherholt. Was Esther Lederach married first to an Atherholt, or was Esther Atherholt Adam's first wife?

Herald of Truth - November 1873, p. 191:
Sep. 23rd, in Plumstead, Bucks co., Pa., ADAM GOTWALS, at the advanced age of 79 years, 9 months, and 24 days. Sermon by J. M. Haldeman and Sam. Godshalk.

[NI02819] HSMC Bulletin Vol. VIII Number 3 (October 1952), p. 241 #131 says Elizabeth married a Walters.

[NI02821] In the 1790 PA census for Montgomery County (p. 159), there are several possibilities: Abraham Rynor 1-2-5, Henry Rynard 1-1-5, John Reynear 1-1-3.

[NI02826] Children: Elizabeth, Jacob, Anna, John, Daniel, Joseph, William, Jacob, Samuel, Catharine, Abraham. Mary, Susanna, Samuel, Sarah, Margaret (Moyer p. 307)

[NI02834] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799), p. 40, taken Sept. 2:
Jacob C. Reiff, 52, farmer; Elizabeth Reiff, 46; George, 24, farmhand; Benjamin, 23, ditto; John, 22, ditto; Elizabeth, 19; Jacob, 17; Jonas, 14; Abraham, 11
Also on this page, Elizabeth's brother John Kolb.

[NI02840] In the 1790 PA census for Montgomery County (p. 158), there is a Daniel Brout 1-3-3.

I'm guessing that John Michael Brodt is the Brodt who married Sarah Funk.

[NI02879] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 202, taken July 23:
Joseph Scholl, 46, farmer; Sarah Scholl, 46; Elizabeth Scholl, 16, serving; Sarah Heffentrager, 19, do [serving]

[NI02883] John found a wife in Skippack Township while living with Hupert, his older brother, and almost immediately thereafter, and when the weather was warm enough moved westward about 100 miles to then unsettled land near the Susquehanna River. The newly established farm of John was located in Lancaster County, Hemphill Twp, and in a place known as "Sporting Hill." It was near the later city of Columbia, south of the Pa. capitol (Harrisburg). John embraced the Lutheran religion and made his living largely as a farmer, raising nine children on the Sporting Hill farm. (Cassel Family Roots p. 24)

[NI02932] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 192, taken Sept. 16:
Henry Snyder, 57, weaver; Elizabeth Snyder, 48; Henry Cassel, 9; Elizabeth Cassel, 7; John Cassel, 5

[NI02940] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 13.

[NI02963] In Rev. A.J. Fretz's book on the Wismer Family, it is stated that both Jacob and his brother Henry moved to Canada (History of the Mennonites, by Daniel K. Cassel, states that they were among a large number of Bucks County Mennonites who emigrated to Canada about the year 1800). However in 1818 when Grandfather Henry Wismer's estate was being settled, Jacob, then living in Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co PA, authorized Abraham Landes, also of that county, to receive his share of the inheritance from the executor Abraham Wismer, son of the late Henry.

[NI02964] The name Ruth was spelled Rott in Canada. Henry Rott bought land in Clinton Township (now Beamsville area) in 1804. They lived on lot 16, concession 6, Clinton Township. (The farm is now owned by the Tufford family.) He and his brother Jacob had gone to Canada in 1799, but Jacob later returned to Pennsylvania and is buried in Lancaster County.

Henry Rott and his two wives, Mary Overholt and Susanah Huntsberger, are buried with 13 persons whose names were Rott or Rott in the Beamsville Baptist Church Cemetery. His first wife, Mary, grew up in Staats Overholt's home on the broken front by the lake where the first preaching service in the area was held. She was a charter member of the Beamsville Baptist Church when it was recognized in 1807. Her husband Henry joined the same church two years later.

[NI02978] He married 1st ?? (Margaret Idem was his second wife)

[NI02989] There was some confusion on whether this was Susannah Kuster, daughter of Conrad Kuster, or Susanna (or Hannah) Keyser. Family Bible record gives her name, in German script, as Hanna Keisserin.

[NI03004] 1790 PA Census, Bucks Co p 46, lists Jacob along with his brothers Andrew and Christian. In his household are 2 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 6 females.

[NI03008] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 213:
#139 - Isaac Rosenberger, 69, farmer, Elizabeth Rosenberger, 60; Elizabeth Ruth, 13
#140 - Isaac D. Rosenberger, 36, farmer, Eve, 33, Isaac, 11, John S., 11, Levi A., 7, Margaret E., 5; George Shellenberger, 22

It's possible Elizabeth is Isaac's second wife; they would have been married after Susanna died in 1847.

[NI03016] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 295b

[NI03018] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8 - Abraham Climer. Abraham & Catharine probably have other children born between 1818 and 1828.

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 188, taken June 30:
Abraham Clemmer, 67, gentleman; Abraham Clemmer, 26, farmer; Eliza Clemmer, 22; Hiram, 2; Henrietta, 6/12; Abraham Delp, 19, farm laborer; Anna Derstine, 19, serving; Susana Stover, 11

[NI03027] Herald of Truth - Jan. 1, 1886, p. 13:
SWARTLEY- On the 18th of Dec. in North Wales, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis of which he was sick only two days, Jacob M. Swartley, aged 70 years. He leaves a widow, two daughters and four sons. He was noted for his liberality to the poor and those in need. He was buried at the Mennonite Meeting-house at Line Lexington, on Thursday Dec. 24th. He has long been a member of the Mennonite Church and will be greatly missed not only by the family and immediate friends, but by the community in general.

[NI03035] 1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp, roll 1143, P.O.: Line Lexington, p. 241, taken June 16, 1860:
Abraham Gehman, 55, farmer; Mary, 54; Elizabeth, 26

[NI03038] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 194.

[NI03047] He was taxed as Jacob Hogman at Hempfield Twp (then Conestoga) in 1727 and also signed the naturalization list in Lancaster in 1728 as Jacob Hagman. He signed his name as Jacob Hagmann on a 1737 debt with Christian Bowman at Orange Co VA and he signed his name again as Hagman on his will in 1764 at Frederick Co VA.

[NI03049] 1709 Enkenbach Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 7)
At Enkenbach, Farm 4
Hans Steiner, age 36
Anna (Brenneman) Steiner, age 44
daughters?
Hans Steiner, age 13
Abraham Steiner, age 11
Heinrich Steiner, age 7
Jacob Steiner, age 5
Christian Steiner, age 25, single

[NI03060] I think this is the first Melchior who must have died by 1579 when another son was named Melchior.

[NI03065] The name is spelled Iman in the probate of wills.

[NI03068] WFT v6 #2096 has Michael Schenk m Mary Landis. Michael Schenk and Anna Stauffer article by Davis gives a Michael Schenk b abt 1726 (son of Michael b abt 1694) married Maria Landis - this could be why somebody thought this was Mary Landis.

[NI03069] 1709 Hasselbach Congregation (Emigrants vol. 2, p. 17)
At Hasselbach, Farm 5: Christian Schenk, age 47; wife; Michael Schenk, age 14; Margaret Schenk, age 12; Heinrich Schenk, age 9; Barbara Schenk, age 4; Jacob Schenk, age 1

Christian Schenk was among the group of 163 Mennonites under the direction of Benedict Brackbill who left Manheim, Germany in the summer of 1717 and arrived in Philadelphia on Aug. 24, 1717. About one month later he bought 530 acres with Benedict Brackbill in Strasburg twp, Chester County (later Lancaster County) on Sept. 25, 1717 (Deed WW-300 dated Jan. 1, 1758, recorded May 25, 1795, Lancaster County, Pa.). He appears on the first tax list of Conestoga (Lancaster Co.) in 1718.

[NI03071] Exiled to Germany in 1671.
1709 Hasselbach Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 17)
At Hasselbach, Farm 4
Michael Schenk, age 70
Anna (Stauffer) Schenk, age 68

[NI03075] He was an Anabaptist and was exiled with his second wife from Glashutte farm in Eggiwil in the fall of 1671. He was living at Dirmstein, Germany in December 1671 and at Ibersheim, Germany in January 1672. Some of his children and grandchildren were exiled with him. He may have been the Christian Stauffer who was an Anabaptist preacher who with Uli Zaugg and Uli Neuhaus were being hunted by the government in 1644. His children were christened at Rothenbach, but were probably all born at Luchsmatt farm in Eggiwil which lies near the border of Eggiwil and Rothenbach parishes. [Emigrants/Davis, 357]

[NI03076] Davis p 25: probably a descendant of Benedict Oppliger, who was an Anabaptist of Rothenbach in 1535.

[NI03082] Davis p 20: His name may have been Hans, because his oldest son was named Hans, and Andreas and Ulrich his other probable sons each named a son Hans.

[NI03086] Based on the fact that Niclaus Gerber b abt 1700 arrived on the ship Mortonhouse, I'm assuming that Niclaus Gerber and our Nicholas Garber are the same person, so I've added the ancestry from Emigrants/Davis p. 175.

[NI03093] CHRISTIAN BOMBERGER and Maria, his wife, emigrated from Eshelbrun, Baden, Germany, and arrived in Pennsylvania on the 12th day of May, 1722. He took up and settled upon a tract of land in Warwick township, Lancaster county, a portion of which remains in the possession of his descendants to this day. The original patent bears date May 22, 1734, and included 548 acres in the survey. This patent is now in the hands of Reverend Christian Bomberger, a preacher of the Mennonite church. (Pennsylvania Genealogies, p. 91)

[NI03105] Also spelled Neale. Born London, England. Moved to Culpepper Co VA where he was granted 715 acres on Rapidan River, 9/28/1728, by British Government. Wife's 1st name was Mary. (The Clark Family, p 48)

[NI03106] Mr. Christou guesses that William is the father of Henry Berry (1750-1810) because Henry's brother Benjamin administered William's estate.

[NI03112] We think that this Isaac Black may have been a son of Abraham Schwartz/Black, the first minister at Deep Run Mennonite Church in Bedminster Twp, Bucks Co. PA. [Add Norman's notes on this.]

His wife Mary may be Maria Stauffer or Stover, born 1741, whose father Christian Stover also had land in Bedminster Twp.

[NI03118] 1880 PA census - Bucks Co, Rock Hill, roll 1107, p. 48D:
Henry S. Harr, 34, farmer; wife Sallie, 30; Henry Cressman, 23, farm laborer; Jacob Kratz, 15, farm laborer; Sarah Sorver, 60, keeping house

[NI03120] Is this the same John Souder who married Maria Hunsberger Benner?

[NI03126] Herald of Truth - November 1880, pp 207-208:
On the 16th of October, in Line Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., POLLY, wife of Jacob SWARTLEY, aged 78 years, 8 months and 3 days. She suffered severely for a number of years with rheumatism, being almost entirely helpless, but she bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and resignation, resting in the hope of a better life beyond this vale of sorrow and trials. She leaves an aged husband and a number of children and many friends to mourn her departure, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Let us all try so to live that we may meet her again in the bright world beyond. Her funeral took place on Thursday Oct. 21st.

[NI03129] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758)

[NI03130] Herald of Truth - December 1871, p. 191 Obituaries:
On the 9th of November, in Hilltown, Samuel Funk, at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 25 days. He was buried on the 11th at the Perquasie burying-ground. Funeral addresses by Isaac Oberholtzer and Abrm. F. Moyer.

[NI03138] Herald of Truth - March 1, 1890, pp 75-77:
FUNK.-On the 4th of Feb., at the residence of her son-in-law, H. W. Gross, in Doylestown, Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy, Susanna, widow of Jacob Funk, and mother of the editor of this paper, aged 87 years, 10 months and 11 days. She united with the Mennonite church when about eighteen years of age, and remained a faithful member to the time of her death. She always felt a deep interest in the welfare of her children, and her constant pray we was that they might be faithful followers of Jesus. During the last years of her life she spent much of her time in reading the Bible and religious books and papers, and in devotional exercises. She seldom if ever retired without reading a portion of the Scripture and prayer. During a number of years past her hearing was so impaired, that she could no longer understand the usual church services. This however did not keep her away from meeting. She attended regularly unless prevented by sickness or other causes, though she could not nnderstand a single word. During her sickness of about 8 weeks, she was much engaged in prayer and often repeated the words of Jesus (Jn 14:19) "Because I live, ye shall live also." Also the words of Paul (Phil. 1:23): I have a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better." During the last day of her life she was much engaged in prayer, and repeated many passages of Scripture and verses from the hymn book. About eleven o'clock, on the day of her death, her eye-sight suddenly failed, and she complained of it being dark and desired to have a lamp lighted. After six o'clock in the evening she was silent, and it was apparent the end was nigh. At 10 she calmly fell asleep. She was buried on the 10th at Line Lexington. Services were held at the house by Samuel Gross from Heb. 4:9, and Isaac Myers from the passage Jn. 14:19, the last part of which she had repeated, and which seemed to have been a great comfort to her. At the meeting-house the services were conducted by John Walter and Josiah Clemmer from Rev. 14:13.

[NI03140] Herald of Truth - April 1873, pp 75, 78-79 Obituaries:
In Plumstead, Bucks county, Pa., March 17th, after an illness of one week of Lung fever, Sister FANNY FUNK (widow of John Funk who died in 1834). She was 70 years, 9 months, and 4 days old, having remained in her widowhood nearly 39 years; leaving one son and one daughter, and a large circle of relatives and sympathising friends to mourn their loss, which we trust is her eternal gain. For about 50 years she has been a consistent member, and a shining light in the Mennonite Church, and has set an example that others would do well to imitate. On Wednesday following, her funeral was attended by a large concourse of relatives and sympathising friends to the burying-ground at Deep Run. Isaac Moyer officiated at the house and Samuel Godshalk and Isaac Rickert spoke words of comfort at the Meeting-house. Gone but not forgotten.

Also in Herald of Truth - April 1873, pp 75, 78-79 Obituaries:
March 17th, in Plumstead, Bucks county, Pa., of Breast fever, FANNY, widow of John FUNK, aged 70 years, 9 months, and several days. Appropriate remarks were made by Isaac Moyer, and Samuel Godshalk.

[NI03144] Herald of Truth - Nov. 15, 1887 Obituaries:
RITTENHOUSE.-On the 3d of November, in Clinton township, Lincoln county, Ont., of old age and complicated diseases, Elizabeth Rittenhouse, widow of the late John Rittenhouse, who preceded her about six years. Her age was 80 years, 2 months and 13 days. Her maiden name was Funk, and she was born in Hilltown township, Bucks county, Pa., and came to Canada in the year 1827, where she lived until her death. She united with the Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania and lived a faithful member, strong unto the end in the faith that her Redeemer liveth. She was buried on the 6th at the Moyer burying-ground, where a large number of relatives and friends were assembled to pay their last respects to a beloved sister and friend. Funeral services by A.K. Honsberger from John 14:1,2.

[NI03146] Herald of Truth - September 1877, pp 148-149 Obituaries:
In Lincoln Co., Ontario, on the 2nd of May 1877, Bro. MOSES GROBB, aged 70 years, 5 months and 16 days. He was buried on the 5th at the Mennonite burying-ground at the Twentv. He had been in feeble health for a number of years. In his last illness he was sick about six weeks, during which time he suffered severe pain. He was not able to lie in bed, and died in his chair. We hope our loss is his eternal gain.

[NI03147] Herald of Truth - July 1881 Obituaries:
Rittenhouse.­June 8th, in Lincoln Co., Ont., of the infirmities of old age, gradually sinking till the last, Bro. John Rittenhouse, aged 81 years, and 17 days. He was sick about six weeks, and bore his afflictions with Christian fortitude. He longed for the time of his departure that he might meet Jesus in a better world, and with this hope he fell asleep in peace. He was buried on the 10th. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He leaves an aged companion and seven children and many relatives to mourn his departure, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. His life was one of the most exemplary piety. May we all imitate his faithfulness and devotion.

[NI03150] He died from the effects of a stroke of palsy, received on his way home from church. (Funk, p. 499)

[NI03155] Moved to Ohio where he died. She moved further west with some of her children.

[NI03178] Christian Funk wirtes of him: "My father Henry Funk arrived from Europe in the year 1719 and settled himself at the Indian Creek or Field about the distance of five miles from his nearest neighbor." (Custer Family p. 149, citing The Funk Family, p. 340)

Mr. Heckler, in History of Lower Salford Township, writes: "It has been requested by several friends that this historic farm (on Indian Creeke), although it is in Franconia, should be taken along in the history of Lower Salford because it was the residence of Henry Funk and was at first in Salford, but in the formation of Franconia Township in 1731, it was included in that district. The name of Henry Funk appears in a list of taxpayers of Salford in 1734. He came to Philadelphia in 1719 and purchased of Dirk Johnson 200 acres of land that same year yet. Besides he was a minister and bishop in the Mennonite church and officiated in that denomination in Lower Salford for many years and therefore was very intimately connected with early settlers in this township. ... He made a very lengthy and explicit will which he wrote in his own hand in German a year before he died. Besides his 200-acre farm on the Indian Creek, he owned a farm containing 166 acres at the head waters of the Perkiomen, probably in Bedminister, Bucks County, where a colony of Mennonites had settled. ... He built the first mill at the place on Indian Creek and afterwards divided the farm unequally, giving 137 acres and 146 perches to his son Christian and 63 acres and 19 perches, with the mill and other buildings and improvement, to his son Abraham.
"Henry Funk was the author of two religious works, both in German. "Spiegel der Taufe" (Mirror of Baptism), and the other a larger work was entitled "Eine Restitution oder ine erklaerung einiger hauptpunkten des gestezes" (To make clear one of the chief points in law). This book was published after his death. It amounts to this -- that restitution for the loss of the first man Adam was made in the second man Christ. He illustrates the daily revolutions of the sun and moon, but these are not correct with more modern education, for we know that the sun is stationary. Many of his views were correct and his motive sincere. He was a man of much experience and wide influence." (Custer Family pp 152-153)

[NI03184] Skippack Deaths (HSMC Bulletin, Vol. VIII No. 4 April 1953 p. 105) says he is the eldest son of Christian and Susanna Detweiler Moyer. It is more likely he was the son of Christian Meyer and his first wife.

But why the discrepancy in dates? Delp Cem. transcripts give his birth date as Jul 4, 1752, death date Sep 4, 1810. Skippack Deaths (HSMC Bulletin, Vol. VIII No. 2 p. 105) give his birth date as Nov 4, 1751, death date Jan 4, 1810. Skippack Deaths refers to the Moyer Book p. 28ff. Were there two Jacob Meyers born and died in the same time period? One born Nov 4, 1751 died Jan 4, 1810; one born Jul 4, 1752 died Sep 4, 1810 buried Delp's.

Jacob Moyer, being the oldest son, on May 29, 1784, he received from his father's widow, and the heirs, a messuage and 132 acres 147 perches, 50 acres being a part of the old homestead. Five years later, Nov. 30, 1789, he purchased from his brother Christian his farm of 100 acres, where William K. Moyer now lives, making in all 232 acres, the same as owned by his father, and which he held possession of for 16 years.
Jacob Moyer was a member of the "Funkite sect," and a meetinghouse was built on his land above Harleysville about 1814 or 1815 under the official supervision of Henry Landis, a Funkite minister, and himself, a deacon of the sect. (Moyer p. 28)

[NI03188] Joseph and Maria Alderfer had no children, but adopted or raised a child named Magdalena Moyer, a niece of Joseph's wife and presumably the daughter of Maria's brother Christian and Mary (Freed) Moyer. Magdalena after awhile married Benjamin Detweiler, and Joseph Alderfer in his will devised the farm to Mr. Detweiler.

[NI03205] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 21b, taken Aug. 28:
David Cassel, 39, farmer; Catharine, 32; Elizabeth, 13; Hannah, 10; Anna, 9; Jonas, 6; Joseph, 3; Catharine, 1

[NI03253] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp. (roll 799), p. 29 - Daniel Price, 63, farmer; Mary, 53, Sarah, 27; Henry, 21, laborer; John, 16, laborer; Hannah, 14, Charles, 12, (continued on 29b) David Price, 11. Listed next to their daughter Sarah and her husband Joseph Moyer (top of p. 29b).

[NI03259] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 307A:
Henry A. Price, 53, farmer; Sophia, wife, 49; John, son, 26, farm laborer; Mary, dau-in-law, 26, servant; Sarah, granddau, 3; David A. Price, brother, 41, laborer; Mary Price, mother, 83; Edwin W. Shelly, nephew, 12

[NI03270] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 29 - next to Sarah's parents. Also listed: Samuel Moyer, age 22; Lydia, age 9 [probably a daughter of Joseph & Lydia Markley]; Sarah Harley, age 15; John Wile, age 10.

Landis book says Lydia was born 1851, but the 1850 census indicates she may have been born in 1841, which would make her a daughter from the first marriage.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306C:
Joseph L. Moyer, 65, farmer; Sarah, wife, 63; William K. Moyer, son-in-law, 26, farm laborer; Mary, dau, 26, servant; Sarah, grand-dau, 2; Frank Kuhn, other, 13, farm laborer, born PA, father born Bavaria, mother born Wurtemburg

[NI03275] Mary appears at the end of the list (#8) of children, but in the body of the book she appears fourth; Elizabeth, listed as #4, appears last. Did Michael Young marry both sisters?

[NI03282] (Price Family, p 11) John Price's marriage to Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Lazarus Weidner, a Mennonite minister, caused the expulsion of Elizabeth from that denomination and called forth that remarkable letter from Alexander Mack, which is in possession of Juniata College and is as follows:

December, 1780
Lazarus Weidner
Dear Friend:
It has been reported to me that thou hast cast thy daughter out of the congregation because she has married my dear Brother, Johannes Preisz. In the hope that thou mightest be prepared to give a reason to any one who demand a reason of the hope that is in thee, I find myself compelled in childlike love to lay a few questions before thee.
First Question. Is it possible that thou canst do this thing and yet remain a preacher of the Gospel?
Second Question. Dost thou perhaps consider my dear brother Johannes Preisz an unbeliever? Why so? John the Apostle says we know that we have come from death unto life if we love the brethren. Whoever does not have this love remains in death.
My much-beloved friend, should it not be pleasing to thee to answer my questions, then I hope thou wilt surely try to answer them in some measure to thy own conscience.
I shall try to remain thy good friend and well wisher.
Sander Mack

Elder Mack and John Price were warm friends and corresponded frequently.

Will of John Price: dated June 1, 1822; proved Sept. 30, 1829; Norristown, Pa., Will Book No. 6, p 568.

[NI03284] From "History of Berks County PA," by Morton L. Montgomery 1909, p 395:
Lazarus lived in Oley Twp. His will was probated in 1802. Executors were his son Jacob and sons-in-law George Yoder and Jacob Preiss. Children mentioned were Abraham, Catharine Seisholtz, Elizabeth (m. Jacob Preiss), Mary (m. George Yoder), Jacob, Daniel, Isaac, David and John.

From "Through Four Generations":
Lazarus Weidner was listed as [Adam's] 8th child, born 1723-25, died November 1802, and probably buried in the First Weidner Cemetery. He was naturalized in 1761. He married (1) Elizabeth Yoder and (2) Wendelina Eder. (Ray Yount's research: Wendelina was the widow of Casper Eder. Lazarus and Wendelina were married Apr 26, 1785 at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick MD.)

From "Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County" by Morton Montgomery:
(II) Lazarus WEIDNER, son of Adam the emigrant ancestor, settled in Oley Township, where he and his brother Tychicus owned adjoining estates. These lands were separated by a lane which has since become a public road. In 1759 Lazarus WEIDNER paid a federal tax of 18 pounds. His will was probated in 1802, the executors being his son Jacob and his sons-in-law George YODER and Jacob PREISS. An item of the will was to the effect that Elizabeth, a daughter of John LOBACH, was to have 15 pounds in money. The following children were mentioned in the will: Abraham; Catharine SEISHOLTZ; Elizabeth m. Jacob PREISS; Mary m. George YODER; Jacob; Daniel; Isaac; David, and John.

[NI03287] This may be the George Price in Preble Co OH in the 1820 census, Monroe Twp, p 111.

[NI03288] Elder of the Brethren church at Upper Dublin; later of the church at Germantown. Fitzwatertown, Pa.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Upper Dublin Twp (roll 800) p. 70 - John Price, 63, miller, farmer; Mary Price, 65, Joel E. Price, 38, Mary D. Price, 36, John D. Price, 32, Elizabeth N. Price, 30, William W. Price, 25, Isaiah J. Price, 23; Christiana Kremer, 13.

[NI03296] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 26 - Mary Price, age 55, with some of her children.

[NI03301] In August 1773, Daniel Price bought land in Nantmeal Township, Chester Co. PA for his son George, who settled there the following year and continued in Nantmeal until 1794, when he moved to Coventry Township in Chester Co. He started a Brethren interest in Nantmeal while he lived there and continued to labor in it until the time of his death, after which time the interest failed to prosper, the members drifting into other churches or back into the world.

He became an exhorter and leader in the Coventry church, which was organized as early as Nov. 7, 1724. In 1797, he was ordained by the imposition of hands to the office of Bishop or Elder, being the third elected in this church. Under his administration the church flourished and grew in numbers to such an extent that the log house in which these devout people worshipped was found too small to accommodate them, so that in 1817 the second building, planned by James Wells, was erected, being supervised by the watchful and zealous Bishop.

Besides the faithful discharge of his duties in his own church, he traveled considerably, visiting other churches of like denomination and quite frequently the place of meeting of his fathers at Indian Creek. It was on these horseback journeys that his son John, then quite a small boy, generally accompanied him. Both were earnest in the work, the father far advanced in years, whose gray hair and long white beard contrasted strongly with the boyish face beside him; the one aged in the service of the Master, gave words of counsel and instruction to him just entering the work. Together they pursued their calling until at the Master's command, his aged and faithful servant was called to the church triumphant and the mantle of the bishopric fell upon him who had so early in life followed in the footsteps of his father by preaching the Gospel of Truth and Righteousness.

The Coventry church, mentioned above, was organized Saturday, Nov. 7, 1724 (the second church in America), at the house of Martin Urner. Elder Peter Becker presided, two candidates were baptized in the Schuylkill. The organization was composed of Martin Urner and his wife Catharine (Reist) Urner, Daniel Eicher and wife, Heinrich Landes and wife, Peter Hessley, Owen Longacre and Andrew Sell. Martin Urner was chosen their minister.

The Green Tree church in Montgomery Co. PA is one of the churches which owes its organization to the activities of Elder Price. (Price Genealogy, pp 63-64)

[NI03312] The name Doors appears in the Mennonite records of the village and parish of Kaldenkirchen in 1638 and 1652:
1638: 5. Lyssgen Daers widow whose husband died a few days ago. Their property, after all debts are paid off out of principal, shall be worth about 36 Reichstalers. (Krefeld Emigrants/Niepoth p. 506)

[NI03316] The name Doors appears in the Mennonite records of the village and parish of Kaldenkirchen in 1638 and 1652:
1638: 6. Reiner Daermans possesses undivided 3 acres of orchard and fields against which there are liens of 157 Reichstalers, therefore the said Reiner's property is encumbered for as much as it is worth.
1652: 13. Reiner Dorss, a retail merchant, has two acres and about 30 [rothen, a smaller unit?] of arable land and adjoining it one acre of fishery rights, so it is worth about 220 Reichstalers.

Of Reiner Dohrs all that is heard further in Kaldenkirchen is that on Oct. 29, 1663 his daughter Trinken was baptized at the Reformed Church, therefore he had changed denominations. Witnesses at the baptism were Jan Strypers and Neesen (Agnes) Doors. (Krefeld Emigrants/Niepoth p. 506)

[NI03323] Further research is needed to show that Deborah was also a daughter of Jacob Isaacs Van Bebber.

[NI03324] Mr. Jones states: "He was a tanner and of Dutch descent. Mr. Peter A. Keyser, of Phila., says of his ancestors: "Dirk Keyser came from Amsterdam to Germantown via New York in 1688, with one son named Peter Dirck, then eleven years old. Peter Dirck married on Sept. 4, 1700, Margaret Sieple, and had a son Dirk, b. 1701, d. 1756, who married Alice Neus, now written Nice. They had four sons, viz., John; PETER, b. 1732; Derick, Michael and two daughters, one of whom, Elizabeth, m. Andrew Wood, of Roxb. (Levering p. 124)

[NI03329] Joseph was named as administrator of his mother's will (p. 119 Kent County Probate Records - I think this is his mother) in 1747; his own will named his brother William as administrator (p. 124).

[NI03334] For a couple of years he lived with his brother Johannes in Germantown, where he received his naturalization papers in 1691. He then set out for free land in the western part of Pennsylvania, in what is believed to be in the area that is now Pittsburgh, Pa. It was rumored that he was killed by the Indians, and nothing more was heard from him.

[NI03337] Shortly after arriving in Germantown (1686), Johannes Cassel learned that a large legacy was left his family through the death of a relative, which amounted to nearly one million dollars. It was necessary for them to return to Germany to claim the legacy. A church council was called, and the matter was freely discussed. It was decided, however, by a unanimous vote not to receive the money, as it would have a tendency to make them proud, which was at odds with their religious beliefs. (Cassel Family Roots p. 15)

[NI03374] He always spelled his name "Fillip Crots." In his old days he became very childish. It is related that as his daughter-in-law was busy at work one day, she thought it would be company for both of them to have him near her. He sat and looked at her very sharply for some time, and then said to his son Philip who had just come in, "Philip, I think you are old enough to get married," to which he replied, "Yes, father, I think I am." Then he said, "here is a nice young woman who seems right industrious, and I think she would make you a very good wife. They then had been married ten years.

During the Revolutionary war, a company or detatchment of the Federal army was stationed at Danborough, Pa., and owing to their foraging raids, were known as the "Press Gang." While the ancestors were loyal to the American cause, they did not relish losing their property, and acted accordingly. Upon one occasion a young calf was gobbled up and taken away by the "Press Gang," whereupon Anna, the oldest daughter, saddled her pony and rode over to Danboro, three miles distant, to claim it as her individual property, but before she could make her errand known to the justice, she saw it "knocked in the head," and she sorrowfully returned. During her absence from home word came that the "Press Gang" were returning for horses. Her father and the boys accordingly hid them in the dense thicket close by. Her mother, Susanna, invited the foragers in, and while she was entertaining them at lunch, Anna arrived and took in the situation. All she could do to prevent discovery was to take the pony in the cellar from the outside, which was done, and she kept the horse company, fearful all the time that he might whinny, during her mother's frequent visits to the cellar for refreshments. They finally left empty handed. (Kratz pp 63-64)

[NI03388] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Doylestown Twp, p. 351b: Jacob Bishop, 35, farmer; Elizabeth, 25; Mary Ann, 8; Sophia, 5; Joseph, 1; John Myers, 13; John Mathias, 29, merchant

Herald of Truth - April 15, 1890, pp 125-127:
Bishop.-On Sunday evening March the 30th in Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., after an illness of several months, Jacob Bishop, aged 75 years and 5 days. He leaves seven children to mourn his loss. May their loss be his eternal gain.
"Our father's eyes are closed in death.
To us he speaks no more;
We mourn his loss, but hope we soon
Will meet on Canaan's shore."

[NI03390] Herald of Truth - July 1879, pp 137-138:
June 4th, 1879, in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., of heart disease very suddenly, Sister RACHEL LOUX, wife of Jacob F. Loux, aged 56 years, 9 months and 6 days. She went to bed about 9 o,clock, in usual health and before ten she was was dead. She was buried at Perkasie on the 7th, followed by a large concourse of people. There were nine ministers present, two of whom were from Lancaster. Services by John Hess, Isaac Oberholtzer, Christian Risser and Isaac Moyer. She leaves a deeply afflicted husband and a number of children to mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope, for if they are faithful, they may meet her again in the mansions above.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us, -
He can all our sorrows heal."

[NI03392] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 302 - Enos Bishop, 24, laborer; Maryann, 22.

[NI03393] Gospel Herald - Feb. 19, 1914, pp 731-732:
WISMER. - Sister Catharine, wife of Bro. Abraham Wismer, was born Feb. 24, 1830; died in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Nov. 26, 1913, of paralysis; aged 83y. 9m. 2d. She was married to her surviving husband Dec. 21, 1852, and lived in matrimony nearly 61 years. This union was blessed with 4 sons and 4 daughters. She united with the Mennonite Church before marriage, and remained faithful until death. She leaves husband, 6 children, 31 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren to mourn her departure. Buried at Deep Run Mennonite Church.

[NI03394] 1880 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp, roll 1106, p. 277D:
Jacob L. Shaddinger, 66, farmer; wife Sarah, 48; Warren Case, 16, farm laborer, born NJ, parents born NJ

[NI03395] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 265 - Jacob Loux, 35, farmer; Rachel 30, Peter 3, Anna 6/12; Isaac Loux, 17, laborer. Isaac is possibly Jacob's brother.

[NI03402] Possibly son of Isaac Rosenberger (1869-1896) and Laura Crouthamel.

[NI03412] 1880 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp, roll 1106, p. 426B: Mary Ann Bishop, 51, k. house. Previous household is her son Albert.

[NI03420] In early life he was a cabinet maker in Baltimore, Md. After marriage he was a farmer in Bucks Co., Pa., later he burned lime from oyster shells, in Philadelphia, was in ice business, rafted lumber down the Schuylkill river, boated on the Schuylkill canal, run saw and grist mill in Lycoming Co., Pa., and engaged in whip-sawing at New Albany, Ind. While there he was taken sick, and went to Louisiana for his health. In 1839 he settled with his family near Brazoria, Tex. In 1840 he moved to Gonzales Co., Tex., and in 1841 to Louisiana, and traveled as an itinerant minister of the M. E. ch., until his death. Mr. and Mrs. Denyer were earnest Christians, and endeavored faithfully to bring up their family under the influence of the Christian religion, and lead them heavenward. Children: Samuel, Elizabeth, Ebenezer, Jane, William, Ross. (John and Christian Fretz p. 326)

[NI03421] Jacob Landes came to Pennsylvania sometime before 1727, the year in which arrivals were first listed, and the exact year of his arrival is therefore not known. The Landis family of Lancaster County say their ancestor Benjamin Landis came to Pennsylvania in 1717. It is altogether likely that Jacob Landes arrived just as early. There is a record of a land transaction by one Hans Lundis in the Perkiomen region in 1726 (see Perkiomen Region Past and Present, Vol I p 73) and also a record of a land transaction by Jacob Landes in 1734 (see the same volume, p 104). The spelling Lundis is probably a variation of Landes or Landis.

Very little is known about his family and we have the names of only one son, Jacob, and two daughters, Margaret, who married ( ) Smith and Anna who married (Jacob?) Reiff.

[NI03423] They seem to have been members of the Funkites, estranged from the Franconia Mennonites because of differences in loyalty to the new government during the American Revolution. (MHEP Nov 1997 p. 10)

[NI03424] He was a farmer in Franconia Twp. Served in militia in Revolutionary War. Will probated May 23, 1823.

[NI03433] Might Mary be a daughter of Hans Ulrich Bergey? Davis gives a different birthdate (1843) for Mary d/o Hans Ulrich, but he has no spouse for her. One of Hans Ulrich's daughters married a Landis. The birthdate in the Landis book (Apr 1844) doesn't fit with the next birthdate (from HSMC bulletin): the next child was born Jan 1845 - that's not enough time between births. Unless it's supposed to be June 1845, then it would work.

[NI03436] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 25 - Henry Garges, age 5 (their grandson) is also listed.

[NI03438] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 6 - Abraham Moyer, 64, farmer; Barbara, 62; Hannah Landis, 66 (Barbara's sister); Mary Moyer, 35; Abraham Moyer, 12, Jacob Moyer, 8.
Following household is their son Benjamin.

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 201, taken July 21: In son Benjamin's household.

[NI03447] Davis in Emigrants vol. 3, p. 220, says Elisabeth Landis d/o Yellis Landis & Elizabeth Kolb married Jacob Cassel.

See "The Daughters of Peter Kolb (d. 1748) of Skippack Township," MHEP Nov. 1997, p. 10: Apparently Elizabeth Landes (unmarried), daughter of Yellis and Elizabeth, had died by 1811; we find an Elizabeth Landes (d. March 1808) buried at Lower Skippack Mennonite Cemetery, next to an Isaac Landes (d. 1808) who is probably her brother. This same Elizabeth Landes, a single woman, has estate settlement papers on file at Montgomery County Archives. (MHEP Nov. 1997 p. 10)

So this Elisabeth Landis is probably NOT the spouse of Jacob Cassel, son of Yelles Cassel and Maria Benner.

[NI03451] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3 - next to their son Abraham.

[NI03453] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 5b, taken Sept. 25:
John Landis, 56, farmer; Mary, 48; George, 22, blacksmith; Henry, 17, laborer; Ann, 16; Elizabeth, 13; Margaret, 10; Jacob, 8; Lydia, 3

[NI03458] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 6 - Isaac Landis, 27, farmer; Margaret, 28, Henry, 3, John 1/12. Listed next to his father Henry. Margaret, age 28, appears to be his wife, whom the Landis book gives as Rebecca Bechtel. ??

[NI03460] Stauffer database says this is Anna Landis Bauer - did she marry a Bauer? Why does son Michael have the middle initial B and not L?

[NI03462] "A Biographical History of Early Settlers & Their Descendants in Waterloo Township" (p 55) says Isaac married 1st Mary Hunsicker and 2nd Veronica Hunsberger.

[NI03463] His will begins, "Whereas I, John Woolery Barkey of Lower Salford..." From the will, we know that he has a son Michael; his oldest son is John; his son Samuel is over 26 years of age; his daughter Mary is past her lawful age; he has 11 children: John, Michael, Isaac, Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth, Christian, Abraham, Anna, Fronica and Salome.

Witnesses to his will are Andrew Ziegler, Hanry Ledraugh, and Abraham Clemens.

Heckler p. 160 states that one of his daughters was married to a Landis, they lived in Franconia, and one daughter was married to a Lapp of Bucks County. But these have not been traced.

[NI03466] Rev. John Bergey made his will 20th December, 1838. The will was probated in October, 1841, and is recorded in Book 8, page 169, in the Register's Office at Norristown. The account was filed August, 1842. The balance due the estate was $11,539.44 1/2.

[NI03469] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800), p. 213:
Daniel Landis, 40, farmer, Maria, 40, Abm., 16, Henry, 7, Isabella, 3, Albert, 1/12; Jacob Herr, 41

[NI03474] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 28.

Herald of Truth - August 1, 1896, pp 236-238 Obituaries:
LANDIS.-On the 12th of July, 1896, while attending meeting at Trappe, Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., suddenly of heart disease, Isaac Landis, aged 84 years. Buried on the 16th at the Lower Salford meeting house. Two children, a son and daughter, survive him.

[NI03487] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 197, taken Sept. 28:
Enos Lukens, 75, farmer; Ann Lukens, 60; Amanda Shuler, 18; Charles Lukens, 9.

[NI03491] Abstracts of Bucks Co Wills, 1785-1825, Will Book No. 8:
Page 4. Michal Musselman, Lower Milford Twp., yeoman. August 18, 1791. Proved October 17, 1808.
Son Jacob and son-in-law Abraham Gehman exrs. Gddau. Barbara Shelly 5 s. Son Samuel 124-1/2 Acres on which I live, adj. John Stouffer, Benedict Gehman, Jacob Frick, Jacob Shelly, William Roberts and son Jacob, he paying £350. Sons Henry, Michael and David and dau. Verona £400. Residue to sons Jacob, Samuel, Henry Michael and David and dau. Verona. Wits: Abraham Taylor, Peter Zetty, Jacob Kolb.

[NI03499] There was surveyed to Jacob Musselman "by our consent" in Richland Twp, Bucks County, 50 acres. A warrant to accept the survey was issued 30 Jan. 1739, the tract adjoining Musselman's other land, Abraham Hestand, and John Yoder. Jacob by deed 12 Feb. 1754 sold the land to Michael Musselman, his son. Patent to Michael 14 Feb. 1763. Recorded 21 Mch. 1763 (AA-4:279). (National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 68, Family Data in Some Pennsylvania Land Patents, 1762-1764, p. 89)

[NI03503] 1850 PA census - Chester Co, North Coventry Twp, Roll 765 p 170 - Samuel Kulp, 55, farmer; Catharine, 54; David, 19; Jonathan, 17; Sarah, 21; Elizabeth, 15; Mary Ann, 12; Elizabeth Kulp, 82; Daniel, 46.
Previous household is Samuel & Catharine's daughter Catharine - John Halderman, 33, farmer; Catharine, 29; Samuel, 7; Francis (f), 5; Elizabeth, 2; Catharine, 5/12; Mary Shifler, 17.

[NI03509] Moved from Bucks County to E. Huntington, Westmoreland Co PA in 1796.

[NI03512] This may be the Anna Lydtermennin died 10 May 1788, buried at Deep Run (p. C40), Row 8 East Section.

[NI03518] Herald of Truth - October 1867, p. 159:
On the 7th of September at Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pa., ELIZABETH LEATHERMAN, aged 92 years, 3 months, and 18 days. Funeral sermon by Isaac Moyer and the writer. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for upwards of seventy years.

[NI03529] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Upper Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 320 - Jacob Cassel, 58; Wilhelmina, 50; (cont. on p. 320a) Samuel, 23, laborer; Jacob, 15, laborer.

[NI03530] Maintaining/Ruth p. 86 lists Mark Oberholtzer in the 1709 migration with the following children:
sons 10, 8, 3 - so born abt 1699 (Jacob), abt 1701, abt 1706
daus 6, 1 - born abt 1703, abt 1708

[NI03561] Herald of Truth - December 1870, p. 191 Obituaries:
Rosenberger - On the 17th of October, in Hatfield township, Montgomery county, Pa., of lung fever, ABRAHAM ROSENBERGER, aged 45 years and 11 days. He was buried on the 19th at the above mentioned burying-ground. Funeral remarks by Jacob Kulp and Jacob Loux. Test: Rev. 14:13. The deceased leaves a deeply afflicted wife and 7 children.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 38a - Abraham Rosenbery, 24, farmer; Elizabeth Rosenbery, 25; Noah, 1, Mary, 3/12.

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp, roll 1143, P.O.: Line Lexington, p. 238, taken June 14, 1860:
Abraham Rosenberger, 34; Elizabeth, 34; Noah, 11; Mary, 10; Joseph, 7; Catharine, 6; Elizabeth, 4; Barbara, 4/12

[NI03562] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800), p. 208

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp, roll 1143, P.O.: Line Lexington, p. 238, taken June 14, 1860:
Henry Mininger, 43; Hannah, 46; Jacob, 17; Annie, 14; Joseph, 9

[NI03564] This may be the Joseph Young, age 23, listed in the household of Abraham & Hannah Hagey, 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8.

[NI03565] Gospel Herald - June 29, 1933 pp 270-271 Obituaries:
Freed - Lizzie (Horning) Freed, wife of Levi B. Freed of Telford, Pa., passed away at the home of her son-in-law, Jacob A. Detweiler, May 20, 1933; aged 68 y. 7 m. 24 d. She was in failing health for a number of years, but the last ten weeks she was bedfast with Bright's disease. She was a faithful member of the Rockhill Mennonite Church for 45 years, attending Sunday school until the last few months. Besides her husband she leaves 3 daughters and 1 son (Ellen wife of Erwin M. Keller, Susan wife of Jacob A. Detweiler, with whom she resided, Bessie, wife of Harvey A. Souder, and Howard Freed of Souderton). Funeral services were held at the house by Bro. Abram Clemner and at the Rockhill Church by Bros. Wilson Moyer and Jacob Moyer. Text, Isa. 51:11. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"The one I loved is now at rest; Mother's fond, true heart is still.
In my heart she will always linger, while I climb the life-long hill."

[NI03571] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800), p. 207, taken Aug. 27:
Joseph Benner, 50, farmer; Elizabeth, 50; John Benner, 22, farmer; Samuel Benner, 14; Sarah Benner, 12; Joseph Benner, 10; Eliza Benner, 7

[NI03575] Herald of Truth - March 1865, pp 23-24:
On the 3d of December 1864, in Waterloo Co., C. W., after suffering several days with Colic, Rachel Clemens, wife of Abm. S. Clemens,(Deacon,) aged 73 years and 18 days. Her maiden name was Derstein. She was buried on the 6th at Cressman's grave yard, when in the meeting house at the same place, funeral discourses were delivered from Jn. 5: 24, 25, and Rev. 14: 13.

[NI03583] Possibly the daughter of Isaac Bergey and Susanna Landis.

[NI03595] (Price Family, p 3) He was seventeen years of age when with his father he came to America. He was a weakly youth and his father feared he would not live to have issue. And yet so anxious was the parent to leave a name and posterity behind him that he encouraged his son to marry while still very young. It is said that an Indian girl, on account of her excellent physique and good health, was selected and became his wife.
This tradition in many forms has been firmly believed in by many of the family though denied by others. The writer on one occasion asked Abraham H. Price (No. 2293) what he knew of it and he said that he often heard his father speak of the "Indian grandmother and it is not only tradition but truth." Abraham H. Cassel, the noted historian, informed me "there was no doubt but that John Price's wife was an Indian maiden." James Y. Heckler, another local historian of note, said in 1888: "Her parents and family resided on the farm (Price's) in a log house on the other side of Indian Creek, until the latter part of the last century or longer."
Two children resulted from this union, Daniel and John, the latter born after his father's death and the grandfather took them in his care, although he died before John reached his majority.

[NI03596] John went to the Cumberland Valley and settled near Waynesboro, Pa., in 1753.

[NI03597] (Price Family, p 1) John Jacob Preisz is said to have been the owner of nine acres of land in Germany. The earliest record I can find of him is in the years 1715-16 when he, with Johannes Naas, the latter a very large, tall man, were traveling together as evangelists in Germany when they encountered the recruiting officers of the King of Prussia, who, finding Naas just of the stature of the Life Guards, insisted upon his enlisting. He constantly refused, however, although they tortured him to enforce his consent. Being obdurate, they carried him before the King, who, eying him closely, added: "Why, yes, I would very much like to have you; tell me why you will not enlist in my army?" "Because," said Naas, 'I have already enlisted on the rolls of the noblest army, under the very best Captain in the world, and dare not prove traitor to him." "Why, to whom then -- or who is your captain?" asked the astonished King. Naas answered, "My Captain is the great Prince Emmanuel, our Lord Jesus Christ; I have espoused his cause and cannot forsake him." "Neither will I then that you should," answered the King, when he dismissed him with a present as a reward for his fidelity. Price, being small in stature and not commanding in appearance, was unmolested.
He evidently united with the Brethren soon after their organization in 1708 and is no doubt one of those whom Alexander Mack says "came with Johann Naas from the North." He continued his labors until persecution became more raging, when with others he fled to Friesland and in 1719 came to Germantown with twenty or more of his co-religionists under the leadership of Peter Becker.
In Germantown he acquired some land and on June 27, 1720, he purchased 200 acres in Salford Township, then Philadelphia, now Montgomery County, from Dirk Jansen (Johnson), a weaver of Germantown, and Margaret his wife; this was part of 500 acres which Jansen purchased from the Commissioner of Property, Aug. 15, 1719, and which was surveyed Feb. 19, 1720.
Upon this tract he built a small log house with one window, consisting of a single pane of glass, the roof thatched with straw, and gradually improved his property which on Feb. 7, 1741, he conveyed to his oldest grandson, Daniel Price, with all the power vested in himself, not having been naturalized and therefore without citizenship, on condition that he would pay to his brother John a certain sum as detailed hereafter.
Nothing is known of the wife of Jacob Price but it is generally supposed she came with him to America and had a prominent part in the care of the two grandchildren left fatherless.

Fretz in "The Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Henry Stauffer," p. 289: "It is said he was half brother to the then King of Prussia, of the House of Hapsburg, and left Prussia on account of the war against the family, bringing with him an only son who, it is said, was a delicate youth."

[NI03598] In 1703 Cornelius Tyson came from Crefeld, Germany and settled at Germantown. He died May 9, 1716. His body was interred in Axe's Graveyard, Germantown, where an intimate friend of his by the name of Pastorius erected a tombstone bearing the following inscription in Dutch, with translation:

obijt Meiij 9,1716
Cornelius Tiesen
Die in den Here Sterve
Theibric is haer Kron
Tgloricic haer evve

Translation:
died May 9th 1716
Cornelius Tyson
Blessed are the Dead
Who die in the lord
Numerous is their Crown
Glorious is their reward

[NI03601] "The Descendants of Paulus and Gertrude Kusters" p. 51 says Maria ?married Jochim Huiskens; married Johann Lucken of Dahlen or Wickerath about 1683 -- I think Jochim Huiskens is just a badly written version of Johann Lucken. (ie, I think they are one and the same)

Niepoth could find no verification that Jan Lukens married Maria Theisen (Tyson). He did, however, find documentation that Jan Lukens married Mercken (Maria) Gastes.

[NI03602] from Godshalk family file, MHS: possibly Agnes Johnson, dau of Claus Johnson

[NI03616] Moved from Franconia Twp, Mont. Co to New Britain Twp, Bucks Co. The Clemmer name was changed to Clymer with the move to Bucks County.

[NI03626] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758) p. 265

[NI03630] Herald of Truth - May 1867, pp 78-79:
On the 7th of April, widow SARAH CLEMMER, aged 81 years. She was formerly from Pennsylvania. Her maiden name was Berky. She waited with patience for the time of the Master's coming, desiring to be with Christ. She was a sister in the Mennonite Church, and was buried at Martin's burying-ground. Funeral sermons were preached by Moses Erb and A. W. Martin, from Heb. 9:27.

[NI03633] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 7

[NI03634] Herald of Truth - May 1869, pp 79-80:
On the 4th of April, in Franconia Township, Montgomery county, Pa., Mary Widow of the late John Clemmer deceased, aged 67 years, 10 months and 13 days.

[NI03635] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 2, lists Abraham's occupation as landlord -- he operated a public tavern in the township and county in 1850, which was owned by a John H. Althouse in 1846, and would seem to be the same place occupied by Jesse Lewis in 1843. (Boorse Family p. 81)

Herald of Truth - July 1869, pp 111-112:
On the 25th of May, in Franconiaville, Montgomery county, Pa., Abraham Hockman, aged 62 years, 7 months and 5 days. Buried at Franconia Mennonite burying ground.

[NI03637] Herald of Truth - March 15, 1889, pp 94-95:
HACKMAN - On the 18th of February, near Souderton, Montgomery county, Pa., Susanna Hackman, maiden name Stauffer, aged 82 years, 2 months and 16 days. She was buried at the Franconia meeting-house. Funeral services by Jacob Loux, Michael Moyer and Josiah Clemmer.

[NI03638] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 188, taken June 30:
Jacob Hackman, 48, farmer; Kathrien Hackman, 38; Isaac, 17, farm laborer; Hannah, 11; John Metzker, 18, day laborer
Next household is Jacob's brother Enos and his father Henry.

[NI03640] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8.

[NI03642] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 7

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 188, taken June 30:
Enos Hackman, 39, farmer; Mary Hackman, 35; Elizabeth, 15, serving; Sarah, 11; Susana, 10; Henry, 5; Enos, 11/12; Henry Hackman, 81, gentleman
Previous household is Enos's brother Jacob.

[NI03647] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3 - also listed: Susan Boorse, age 67 (his 2nd wife's mother); Richard Hendricks, age 17; Martin Dotter (?), age 40

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 187, taken June 29:
Jacob Ruth, 43, farmer; Elizabeth Ruth, 44; William Ruth, 13; Mary Ruth, 6
Previous household is Jacob's parents, Jacob & Mary Ruth.

[NI03650] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 2.

[NI03655] 1850 PA census for Bedminster Twp, Bucks Co, p. 253, lists Tobias Fox age [looks like 30] in the household of George Fox Sr. age 64. I'm guessing that this is the Tobias Fox who married Mary Hackman.

[NI03661] I had him as John Henry Godshalk, son of Samuel Godshalk and Catharine Haldeman - not sure where I got that from. Schwenk database has him as son of Abraham Godshalk and Margaret Hendricks.

[NI03663] I am making a guess that this Christian Krall is the one who came with his brother Ulrich on the ship Mortonhouse in 1729.

[NI03678] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 20b, taken Aug. 27:
Christian Moyer, 70, farmer; Mary, 70; Mary, 30; Abraham, 25, labourer; Susanna, 20; Jacob, 12

[NI03681] Gospel Herald - Feb. 18, 1975, p. 130:
Wenger, Martha A., daughter of William and Margaret (Futer) Rock, was born at White Horse, Pa., Nov. 30, 1889; died at Rockhill Home, Jan. 25, 1975; aged 85 y. On Dec. 23, 1909, she was married to A. Martin Wenger, who preceded her in death March 1960. Surviving are 5 children (John C., Ruth - Mrs. Andrew B. Rosenberger, Thelma - Mrs. Paul L. Harley, Warren M., and Herbert C.). She was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 28, in charge of Henry L. Ruth; interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI03690] Gospel Herald - June 19, 1930, pp 254-256:
LANDIS. ­ Raymond R., son of Samuel O. and Anna Landis, was born near Doylestown, Pa., Jan. 26, 1917; died May 10, 1930; aged 13 y. 3 m. 14 d. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (Paul and Norman), and 1 sister (Mary). Raymond had gone to the creek close to his home to go fishing and bathing and in some unknown way got into the water beyond his depth and was unable to swim. Before any help could be summoned Raymond drowned. This was a great shock to the parents as well as to the whole community. Why it was that he was so suddenly and unexpectedly called away, we can not understand. He was baptized and received into the Doylestown Mennonite Church a little over a year ago. Although yet young in years and only a babe in the Church, he always by his life and actions showed a great interest in the work of his Lord and Master, loving to talk and study about heavenly things.
"Oh, dear Raymond, how we miss thee,
Since no more thy loving smiles we see;
Neither can we hear thee singing,
Praises to the Lamb for sinners slain." -­By the family.

[NI03691] Gospel Herald - Jan. 7, 1986, p. 14:
Fly, Mary, daughter of Samuel O. and Anna (Rosenberger) Landis, was born in New Britain Twp., Pa., Feb. 9, 1920; died at Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Nov. 26, 1985; aged 65 y. On Feb. 7, 1943, she was married to Harold M. Fly, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Carolyn - Mrs. Merle Schantz), 2 sons (Maurice L. and Mark L.), 10 grandchildren, one brother (Norman), and one sister (Laura Mae - Mrs. Orville Moyer). She was a member of Towamencin Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Salford Mennonite Church, Nov. 29, in charge of Glenn Alderfer and Henry Ruth; interment in Towamencin Cemetery.

[NI03692] Gospel Herald - Dec. 24, 1996:
Landis, Anna R., 90, Souderton, Pa. Born: Nov. 28, 1906, Line Lexington, Pa., to Enos and Annie Ruth Barndt. Died: Nov. 23, 1996, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Mildred Moore, Gladys Alderfer, Richard B., Franklin B.; 15 grandchildren, 32 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Paul R. Landis (husband) and Arlene Landis (daughter). Funeral: Nov. 26, Souderton Homes Chapel, by Lowell H. Delp. Burial: Line Lexington Mennonite Church Cemetery.

[NI03693] Gospel Herald - Jan. 1, 1985, p. 14:
HANGE, Levi R., son of Joseph and Elizabeth Ruth Hange, was born in Fairhill-Hilltown Twp., Pa., Oct 16, 1909; died of heart failure at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec 4, 1984; aged 81 y. In June 1924, he was married to Cora Mae RUTH, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Helen Detweiler), 4 sons (Robert, Charles, Durell, and James), 20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (William and Elmer Hange) and 4 sisters (Anna Clemmer, Ida Moyer, Elizabeth Alderfer, and Rose Delp). He was preceded in death by 2 daughters (Mary and Joan), He was a member of Line Lexington Mennonite Church where funeral services were held on Dec 8 in charge of Ken Seitz and Robert G. Walters; interment in church cemetery.

[NI03694] Gospel Herald - Sept. 2, 1986, pp 601-602:
Hange, Cora Mae, daughter of Charles and Rosa (Moyer) Ruth, was born in Line Lexington, Pa., Sept. 14, 1904; died of congestive heart failure at Sellersville, Pa., July 30,1986; aged 81 y. On June 28, 1924, she was married to Levi R. Hange, who died on Dec. 4, 1984. Surviving are one daughter (Helen- Mrs. Merrill Detweiler), 4 sons (Robert, Charles, Durrell, and James), 20 grandchildren, 22 grandchildren*, one brother (Winfield Ruth), and one sister (Edna Hunsberger). She was preceded in death by 2 daughters (Mary and Joan). She was a member of Line Lexington Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 2, in charge of Robert Waiters and Lowell Delp; interment in Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery.

Transcriber's note: the original does say "grandchildren" - someone may have missed the word "great"??

[NI03700] Gospel Herald - Sept. 22, 1964, pp 837-838:
Landis, Emma G., daughter of Erwin Y. and Sallie (Gehman) Rice, was born in Bucks Co, Pa., June 15, 1913; died of a heart attack April 16, 1964; aged 50 y. 10 m. 1 d. On Oct. 5, 1940, she was married to Norman R. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are her mother, one daughter (Sara Ann), 2 foster children (Diane and Walter Madford), 3 sisters (Edna, Mrs. Frank Moyer, and Mary), and one brother (Howard). She was a member of the Perkasie Church. Funeral services were held at the Deep Run Church, April 19, in charge of Wilson Overholt and James M. Lapp.

[NI03701] Gospel Herald - Oct. 7, 1997 Obituaries:
Fly, Harold M., 76, Telford, Pa. Born: July 13, 1921, Souderton, Pa., to Joseph G. and Estella Metzger Fly. Died: Aug. 27, 1997, Sellersville, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - children: Carolyn Schantz, Maurice, Mark; brothers and sisters: Donald, Lawrence, Dorothy Frankenfield, Margaret Cressman; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Mary Landis Fly (wife). Funeral: Sept. 7, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John L. Derstine, Enos Martin, and Steven C. Nyce. Burial: Towamencin Mennonite Church Cemetery.

[NI03709] Gospel Herald - June 7, 1966, p. 514:
WENGER, Ethel, daughter of Henry and Lydia (Garges) Rosenberger, was born at Chalfont, Pa., July 26, 1922; died at Flemington, N.J., of multiple pulmonary infarcts, May 5, 1966; aged 43 y. 9 m. 9 d. On Jan. 31, 1942, she was married to Warren M. Wenger, who survives. She served with her husband in the pastorate at Lambertville, N.J., since 1955, and was active as a spiritual counselor and teacher among the women of the church community. Also surviving are 3 sons (Lawrence R., Galen R., and Karl M.). She was a member of the Lambertville Church. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Church, May 9, in charge of David Derstine and Richard Detweiler.

[NI03714] 1930 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp, Dist. 41, p. 1 of 140: Martin A. Wenger, Head, 45; wife Martha A., 40; son John C.(?), 19; dau Ruth A., 17; (next page) dau Thelma M., 14; son Warren M., 9; son Herbert C., 3-11/12.

Gospel Herald - April 19, 1960, pp 358-359:
Wenger, Aaron Martin, son of Aaron S. and Maria (Martin) Wenger, was born April 17, 1884, near New Holland, Pa.; died March 17, 1960, at Telford, Pa., aged 75 y. 11 m. On Dec. 23, 1909, he was married to Martha A. Rock by Bishop Isaac Eby. He worked most of his life in feed stores and lumberyards. Surviving are his widow, 5 children (John C., Goshen, Ind.; Ruth--Mrs. Andrew B. Rosenberger, Souderton, Pa.; Thelma--Mrs. Paul L. Harley, Telford, Pa.; Warren M., Lambertville, N.J.; and Herbert C., scientist with Merck, Sharp, and Dohme), 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters. Two grandchildren, 3 sisters, and one brother preceded him in death. In 1899 he was united with the Mennonite Church and was baptized by Bishop Martin Rutt. He was a Sunday-school teacher and song leader for almost 60 years. Services were held March 21 at the Rockhill Church, in charge of Clinton D. Landis, Alfred a. Detweiler, and Arthur D. Ruth.

[NI03715] Jacob Leatherman Sr. owned 162 acres of land in Bedminster Twp - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford.

[NI03720] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 33 - Daniel Pannebecker, 58, carpenter; Susanah Pannebecker, 50; Catherine, 20; Deaniel, 18, farmhand; Jonas, 15; William, 13; Susanah, 10; Samuel, 9; Abraham, 3.

[NI03730] I'm guessing that this is the Joseph Lethermann buried at Deep Run Mennonite East, died Jul 4, 1783, because he is buried next to Jacob Laderman (d Jun 11, 1805).

[NI03732] Jacob Overholt owned 152 acres of land in Bedminster Twp, 21 Jan 1763 - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford - since senior Jacob Overholt's will was proved in 1760, I'm assuming it was junior Jacob Overholt who owned the land in 1763.

[NI03733] From Leatherman Kin p. 653: No records were found to indicate who were Esther (Leatherman) Overholt's parents nor what relation, if any, she was to the other Bucks Co., Pa. Leatherman.

[NI03738] Herald of Truth - March 1870, pp 46-47 Obituaries:
On the 13th in the same place, HENRY LEATHERMAN, at the advanced age of 87 years and 9 months. Buried at the Brick meeting-house, at Deep Run, where a funeral discourse was preached by Moses Gottshalk.

[NI03745] Herald of Truth - Feb. 15, 1900 p. 62 Obituaries:
MYERS - Susanna Myers, maiden name Minninger, was born December 25th, 1821. She was married to Jeremiah Kriebel. To this union two sons were born, one of whom survives. She was married the second time to Jacob Leatherman of Plumstead, who also died. On December 20th 1885 she was married to Pre. Isaac Moyer of Bedminster. She died December 29th, 1899, aged 78 years and 4 days.

[NI03749] Gospel Herald - Feb. 9, 1911, pp 722-724:
Zeigler.-Bro. Abraham K. Zeigler of Kulpsville, Pa., died Jan. 20, 1911, of Bright's disease; aged 82 y. 1 m. 13 d. His wife died about four years ago. He leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters. His funeral took place Jan. 26. The ministers Christian Allebach, Jacob Clemens and Jacob Stoner officiated. Interment in the Towamencin Mennonite burial ground.

[NI03750] Herald of Truth - Aug. 23, 1906, p. 320:
Zeigler .- wife of Abraham K. Zeigler of Kulpsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., died on Sunday, Aug. 12, 1906, of the infirmities of old age. She was 72 Y., 5 M., 26 D. old. She is survived by two sons and two daughters. Interment, Aug. 16, at the Towamencin Mennonite M. H., of which congregation she was a member.

[NI03758] Gospel Herald - April 12, 1966, pp 337-338:
MOYER, Susan, daughter of the late Isaac and Susan (Fisher) Krieble, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Jan. 9, 1882; died at Kulpsville, Pa., Jan. 6, 1966; aged 83 y. 11 m. 28 d. In 1910 she was married to the late Irwin K. Moyer. One daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 children (Lizzie, Mrs. Abram Allebach, Mrs. Orvis Johnston, and Raymond A.), 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Towamencin Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 11, in charge of Ellis Mack, Harold Fly, and John Lapp.

[NI03759] Gospel Herald - Sept. 19, 1929, p. 527:
Moyer. - Ella M., wife of Ulysses K. Moyer, was born July 28, 1889; died Aug. 12, 1929; aged 40 y. 14 d. In her younger years she united with the Towamencin Mennonite church. She was a kind wife and loving mother and had a smile for every one, and is greatly missed in the home, church, and Sunday school. Besides her husband, the following children survive; Mrs. Hannah Godshall, Lizzie, Norman, Ada, Harold, and Ezra, all at home; also her mother (Mrs. Hannah Landis) and grandmother (Mrs. Annie Metz), and the following brothers and sisters: Allen Landis, Mrs. Lizzie Ann Halteman, Mrs. Emma Mack, Elias Landis, Henry Landis, Dayton Landis, and Titus Landis. Three sons preceded her in death, one only three months ago. She began to fail in health a few years ago, but her condition did not become serious until about two weeks ago. The last three days of her life she suffered intensely, her death being caused by heart trouble and complications. Funeral services were held Aug. 17 at the home and Towamencin Mennonite church by Warren Moyer and I. C. Kulp. Text, John 11:6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
We have lost our darling mother,
She has bid us all adieu;
She has gone to live in heaven
And her form is lost to view. --By the family.

[NI03762] The Mennonite - Nov. 16, 1999, pp 12-13:
Landis, Marvin, 94, Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 19. Spouse: Marion Krupp Landis. Parents: Allen and Mattie Kulp Landis (deceased). Other survivors: Joan Alderfer, Merrill, Glenn; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Souderton Mennonite Church.

[NI03773] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 309B:
Isaac K. Kriebel, 39, farmer; wife Susan, 38; dau Mary, 12; dau Abby F., 7; Abby Kriebel, mother, 74

[NI03775] Gospel Herald - April 30, 1925 - Vol. XVIII, No. 5 - pp 94-95 Obituaries:
Landis. - Henry R. Landis was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov 26, 1858; died at his home April 11, 1925; aged 66 y. 4 m. 15 d. In 1883 he was married to Hannah Metz who with five sons (Allen, Elias, Henry, Dayton, and Titus) and three daughters (Mrs. Milton Halterman, Mrs. Ulysses Moyer, and Mrs. John Mack), together with 18 grandchildren and two brothers and two sisters, are left to mourn his departure. One daughter preceded him to the glory world. In his early years he with his wife united with the Mennonite Church at Towanmencin, Pa., of which he was a faithful member. In 1904 he was elected deacon, which office he faithfully served until death, as he was a sufferer from Bright's disease. He was unable to attend church for the last year. Funeral was held at his home and at Towanmencin Mennonite Church April 16. Service was conducted by Brethren I. C. Kulp, C. Warren Moyer, Jonas Mininger, and Abram Histand. Texts. Phil. 1:21 and Psa. 34:17. Dear father, you have left us, No more your smiling face we'll see; Tis said and lonesome here without you. And life is not the same to us Since you were called away. The family.

[NI03777] Gospel Herald - Oct. 15, 1974, p. 798:
Moyer, Willis G., was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Apr. 13, 1897; died at Lansdale, Pa., Sept. 21, 1974; aged 77 y. He was married to Alice Kriebel, who died in 1950. On Apr. 24, 1954, he was married to Lizzie Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Jacob Earl, Willis, Jr., Walter K., and Robert K. Moyer), 4 daughters (Mrs. Bertha Godshall, Susanna - Mrs. Durrell Lewis, Isabella - Mrs. Curtis Wireman, and Mary Alice - Mrs. John Wile), 33 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 24, in charge of Dan Longenecker, Claude Meyers, and John Freed; interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI03782] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p. 225

Herald of Truth - Oct. 15, 1890 pp 318-319 Obituaries:
BEWIGHOUSE.-On the 22d of September, 1890, in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa, at the residence of his son Isaac, John Bewighouse, aged 89 years, 8 months and 21 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 26th, where appropriate services were held by Isaac Rickert, S. Gross, I. Meyers and S. Godshalk, from Phil. 1:23.

[NI03787] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p. 229.

[NI03796] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 248 - looks like Hackman.

[NI03798] Possibly son of Joseph Tyson and Elizabeth Robinson.

[NI03809] I'm guessing that this Maria Oberholtzerin (Bucks Co Tombstone Inscriptions, Bedminster and Haycock, p C39) is Mary Nash, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Wismer Nash and wife of Henry Oberholtzer.

[NI03813] I have an Abraham Oberholtzer who married Magdalena Detwiler, dau of Jacob Detweiler & Nettgen Kolb. This may be the same Magdalena but the wrong Abraham. Will need further research to see which record is in error or if there were two Magdalena Detweilers who married Abraham Oberholtzers.

[NI03818] Owned land in Bedminster Twp, 1761 - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford (David's part is cut off).

[NI03823] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 15b, taken Oct. 10:
Samuel H. Cassel, 40, merchant; Elizabeth, 30; Rosa Linda, 3; Franklin, 5/12

[NI03828] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8.

[NI03830] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 2 - also listed (p. 3): John Shatz, age 19; Catharine Rosenberger, age 22.

Franconia cem. p. 8L has an Isaac Meyer (Meaeer) b Sep 4 1788 d Sep 19, 1800 aged 12 years. He is listed shortly after Isaac & Elizabeth Meyer, and just before Elizabeth Meyer 1790-1866. Is it possible that the death date and age at death are wrong? It seems that this would be the Isaac who married Elizabeth 1790-1866.

[NI03832] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 208a - Abraham Moyer, 54, farmer; Catharine Moyer, 43; Elizabeth Moyer, 8/12.

Because of the age difference, I would guess that the baby in the household is a granddaughter of Abraham, but if that is the case, whose daughter is she? According to the Moyer book, p. 187, Abraham had two sons, Isaac and Abraham, by his first wife. Abraham died young, and Isaac has a 1-year-old in his household.

There is a John Erb age 32 on p. 218 of the Hatfield Twp census with wife Sophia age 28. It's possible this is Abraham's daughter by his 2nd marriage who married an Erb. However, John and Sophia are listed in the household of Isaac Kile, age 60, which might indicate that Sophia was a Kile. There's a Boyer family on the same page, one household away - Peter Boyer age 49 and his wife Hannah age 46.

[NI03839] John Kratz and his wife were members of the Mennonite church at Blooming Glen, and are buried there.

[NI03854] Staats and his family, along with three other families, were the first Mennonites to settle in Canada in 1786. He received 476 acres of land on the shore of Lake Ontario as a U.E.L. and was naturalized there in 1796. (Oberholtzer/Ford p. 149)

[NI03855] She was a widow when she married Henry. Hahn may have been her married name and Huntsberger (or Hunsberger) her maiden name. Ruth Families p. 18 says Robert Root married Elizabeth Hahn daughter of Mrs. Sarah Hahn who became Henry Rott's second wife.

[NI03861] Need further confirmation that Barbara is in this family.

[NI03864] 1850 census Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp p. 222 - John G. Myers 51, Weaver; Catharine Myers 44.

[NI03867] Herald of Truth ­ April 1, 1893, pp 117-119 Obituaries:
LEAR - On the 20th of February, 1893, in Plumstead, Pa., Barbara, widow of George Lear, aged 87 years and 10 days. Buried on the 25th at the Plumstead meeting house.

[NI03868] 1860 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp, roll 1085, p. 570, taken June 14:
George Lear, 60, farmer; Barbara, 53; Joseph, 22, carpenter; Mary, 19; Peter, 15, farmhand; Isaac, 12; Emeline, 7

[NI03877] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp, roll 800, p. 195b, taken Sept. 21:
(64 / 76) Isaac Cassel, 44, farmer; Elizabeth Cassel, 40; Eliza Cassel, 6; Lavina Cassel, 4; Isaac Cassel, 1; Jacob Cassel, 14; ( / 77) Catharine Cassel, 65

[NI03884] I'm guessing that Catharine is the daughter of Henry & Esther. Jacob & Elizabeth Gehman Derstine had a daughter Catharine born 1827.

[NI03885] Gospel Herald - Feb. 13, 1996 Obituaries:
Trauger, Mary Rice, 91. Born: March 7, 1904, to Albert and Mary Myers Rice. Died: Dec. 12, 1995, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-children: Esther Showalter, Ida, Loretta Gilmore, Raymond, Jr.; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Raymond Trauger (husband). Funeral: Dec. 16, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine. Burial: Deep Run Mennonite Church East Cemetery.

[NI03888] Herald of Truth - May 1870, pp 78-79 Obituaries:
On the 30th of March, in Upper Salford township, Montgomery county, Pa., at the residence of Abraham Moyer, of palsy, of which she suffered three weeks. CATHARINE RUTH, aged 81 years, 9 months and 5 days. Buried at the same place as the above. Funeral discourses were deliver* by Jacob Landis and Jacob Kulp. She had never been married. * *

[NI03892] 1860 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp, roll 1084, p. 41, taken June 26:
Samuel Wismer, 45, farmer; Elizabeth, 36; Eli, 16, farm laborer; Anna, 12; Mary, 4

Herald of Truth ­ April 1, 1898, pp 108-109 Obituaries:
WISMER.-In Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., on the 12th of Feb. 1898, of the infirmities incident to old age, Bro. Samuel Wismer, aged 83 years, 2 months and 25 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 17th. Preaching at the house by A. O. Heastand and Jacob Rush, at the meeting house by John Leatherman. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7, 8.

[NI03896] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 1 - Enos Hagy, age 41, listed next to his brother John.

[NI03898] Gospel Herald - July 4, 1972, pp 571-572:
Styer.- Edwin, R., son of Edwin P. and Savilla (Reller) Styer, was born in Montgomery County, Pa., Oct. 22, 1894; died in Grand View Hospital, June 5, 1972; aged 77 y. 7 m. 13 d. He was married to Marian Ruth, who preceded him in death in 1922. Surviving are 2 children (Pearl S.-Mrs. Lester K. Moyer and E. Kermit Styer), 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Savilla R. Styer, Mrs. Louis Heishman, and Mrs. Katie Kramer), and one brother (Walter R. Styer). He was a member of the Finland Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in the Sommers Funeral Home, Telford, Pa., in charge of Claude M. Shisler and David K. Benner; interment in the Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI03899] I'm guessing that Elizabeth Wismer who married Isaac Stover is Elizabeth R. Wismer daughter of Henry Wismer and Barbara Ruth. Stauffer p. 99 says she was a granddaughter of Abraham and Veronica (Meyer) Wismer.

[NI03906] Is this correct information? Elizabeth would have been 42 when she had Samuel, 51 when she Rachel, and 56 when she had George. Is is possible these are not the correct parents? Was a generation skipped?

[NI03914] Herald of Truth, February 13, 1908, p. 58 Obituaries:
Ruth. - On Jan. 19, 1908, near Line Lexington, Pa., of pneumonia, Sister Amanda, wife of Isaiah G. Ruth; aged 39 Y., 2 M., 19 D. She had been sick two weeks. She had been a consistent and faithful worker in the church and Sunday school, where she will be greatly missed, as well as at home where she leaves a husband and four sons and her aged mother to mourn their loss. Funeral on the 23rd at Line Lexington, M. H. Services at the house by Christian Allebach, at the M. H. by A. O. Heistand and John Rosenberger. Text, Heb. 1:9. The meeting-house was filled with sorrowing friends and neighbors.

[NI03917] She may have married after 1897 Samuel L. Horning (1849-1920) whose wife Lizzie died in 1897. Maggie is listed in the Towamencin records p. 27 as Maggie Horning.

[NI03918] Gospel Herald - Dec. 6, 1966, pp 1070-1071:
Delp, Henry K., son of Samuel C. and Maggie K. Delp, was born in Hatfield Twp., Pa., Aug. 16, 1883; died at Line Lexington, Pa., Oct. 22, 1966; aged 83 y. 2 m. 6 d. On March 14, 1911, he was married to Margaret K. Ruth, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Earl and Herbert). One son (Wilmer) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Line Lexington Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 26, with Erwin Ruth, Floyd Hackman, and Claude Meyers officiating.

[NI03919] Gospel Herald - Jan. 1, 1974, pp 21-22:
Delp, Margaret K., was born Dec. 23, 1884; died at Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 28, 1973; aged 88 y. 11 m. 5 d. On Mar. 14, 1911, she was married to Henry K. Delp, who preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1966. Surviving are 2 sons (Earl and Herbert). She was a member of the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 1, in charge of Daniel Longenecker, Claude Meyers, and Floyd Hackman; interment in Line Lexington Church Cemetery.

[NI03920] Ruth Genealogy says Joseph is the son of Joseph Detweiler and Anna Reiff.

[NI03921] Hannah Detwiler, age 50, is listed in the household of Abraham Clymer, age 26, along with Sophia Bechtel, age 29, Sarah Detwiler, age 18, and Mary Detwiler, age 19. Sarah and Mary are daughters, but I'm not sure the relationship with Sophia Bechtel, nor with Abraham Clymer.

[NI03924] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3 - Jacob Detweiler, 53, farmer; Mary, 48, Tyson, 21, laborer; Daniel, 20, Barbara, 15, Mary, 13, Fronica, 10.

[NI03925] When Isaac's first wife Sarah died at the age of 33, she left a baby, Molly. When Molly was 2 weeks old, an aunt, Mrs. Bertolet, took her to Berks County by horseback. This aunt raised her. (Cornelius Tyson Descendants, p. 18)

[NI03926] Herald of Truth - June 6, 1907, p. 208:
Detweiler.-Bro. Tyson Detweiler of Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., died on May 13, 1907, aged 78 Y., 20 D. He was bedfast for a number of years. His funeral was held on May 19, at the Franconia M. H. His wife died a year ago.

[NI03930] 1930 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lansdale Borough, Dist. 53, p. 64 of 69, taken April 25:
Howard L. Detweiler, Head, 40, md. at age 20; wife Katie F., 40, md. at age 20; son Irvin F., 18; son Oswin F., 16; dau Emma, 12; dau Lydia, 10; dau Hannah, 7; (next page) dau Martha Detweiler, 6; son Vincent, 4; son Jay, 1

Gospel Herald - June 28, 1960, pp 591-592 Obituaries:
Detweiler, Howard Landis, son of Tyson and Sallie (Landis) Detweiler, was born Feb. 13, 1890, in Franconia Twp., Pa.; died of a cerebral hemorrhage May 18, 1960, at Souderton, Pa.; aged 70 y. 3 m. 5 d. On Oct. 15, 1910, he was married to Katie Freed, who survives. Also surviving are 12 children, (Erwin, Harleysville, Pa.; Oswin, Souderton, Pa.; Enos, Perkasie, Pa.; Tyson, Bristol, Pa.; Emma, Anaheim, Calif.; Sallie--Mrs. John F. Detweiler, Harleysville; Hannah--Mrs. Willis Landis, Souderton; Martha, at home; Vincent, Sellersville, Pa,; Jay, Norristown, Pa.; Paul, Riegelsville, Pa.; and Raymond, Lansdale, Pa.) and 6 brothers and sisters (Clayton and Henry, Telford, Pa.; Tyson, Earlington, Pa.; Nathaniel, Harleysville; Ellis and Sallie-Mrs. Raymond Mininger, Souderton). He was a member of the Plains Church, Lansdale, Pa., where funeral services were held May 22, in charge of Wayne N. Kratz, John E. Lapp, and J. C. Clemens.

[NI03931] Gospel Herald - Dec. 26, 1972, pp 1058-1059:
Detweiler.- Katie F, daughter of Enos and Sallie (Frederick) Freed, was born in Hatfield Twp., Pa., Nov. 15, 1889; died of cerebral thrombosis at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Nov. 30, 1972; aged 83 y. 15 d. On Oct. 5, 1910, she was married to Howard L. Detweiler, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1960. Surviving are 8 sons (Erwin, Oswin, Enos, Tyson, Vincent, Jay, Paul, and Raymond), 4 daughters (Emma-Mrs. Norman Benner, Sallie-Mrs. John F. Detweiler, Hannah-Mrs. Louis Farina, and Martha), 3 sisters (Sallie-Mrs. Wilson Allebach, Flora-Mrs. Henry Landis, and Emma-Mrs. Elwood Kolb), and one brother (Raymond). One daughter (Lydia-Mrs. Earl Hunsberger, Jr.) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Plains Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 4, in charge of John E. Lapp and Charles Shenk; interment in the Plains Cemetery.

[NI03932] Gratersford, the town in Skippack Twp, Mont. Co PA, was named after Jacob Greder.

A Crater Family Bible (submitted by Gary Crater) lists, in German, the children and their birthdates. Toward the end of the list, the names are torn off, so I'm not positive in assigning the birthdates to Catherine and Esther. Davis estimated Catherine's birth as abt 1748, so I gave her the date Jul 17, 1745; Esther's birth is abt 1750, so I gave her the date Jan 8, 1750. Michael was born in 1758. According to this, there is one other child for whom we don't know a name, since there is one more birthdate before Michael - May 2, 1753. Gary Crater says this child's name was Lewis.

From Gary: "We are descended from Johannes, Jacob's third son. Jacob's wife Maria died during their first year in America. Jacob remarried and their first child (born in America) was Johannes. Jacob's father was named Jacob and lived in the Pfalz region of Germany. There seems to be (don't ya like that 'seems to be'?) evidence that Jacob's family settled in Germany as part of the Swiss Mennonite emigration in the 17th century. Our cousin Hazel Pflueger is presently working on that notion."

[NI03937] Herald of Truth - March 1873, pp 61-63:
February 9th, in Bucks county, Pa., at the residence of her son-in-law H. W. Hines, LEAH, widow of the late Abraham GARGES, aged 69 years, 11 months, and 3 days. Services by Jacob Reinhart and J. M. Haldeman in English, and Isaac Rickert in German.

[NI03939] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 14, taken Oct. 7:
Samuel Bergey, 40, farmer; Catharine, 35; Michael, 8; Joseph, 7; Henry, 6; Samuel, 4; Sarah, 1; Henry Souder, 24; Elizabeth Musselman, 19
His brother Jacob Bergey is also on this page.

[NI03942] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 286, taken Sept. 12:
(393) John Allebach, 45; (cont. on next page) Elizabeth, 46; Henry, 19, laborer; Catharine, 17; Susann, 17; Elizabeth, 14; John, 11; Christian, 9; Joseph, 6; Susana Allebach, 65
(394) Christian Allebach, 34, laborer; Mealy, 27; Susaner, 9; David, 5; Hittyann, 1

Herald of Truth - March 1, 1902, pp 77-78:
PRE. JOHN ALLEBACH was born in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., March 21, 1806, and died at the residence of his son, John B. Allebach, near Sellersville, on the 12th of February, 1902, aged 95 years, 10 months and 22 days. He united with the Mennonite church in his youth, was for many years a deacon and for the last 53 years of his life a minister in the Rockhill Mennonite Cong. He retained most of his faculties almost to the last, enjoying remarkable health throughout his long and busy life. He was extremely active for a man of his years. Several years ago he broke one of his legs and to the surprise of the medical fraternity the limb healed as nicely as that of one many years younger.
Up to the time of his death he had a great many friends who paid him visits. His kindly disposition and Christian virtues won the genuine admiration of all who knew him. He was entirely unassuming in manner, modest to the extreme. His patriarchal blessing has influenced hundreds of the younger generations.
His wife, whose maiden name was Bergey, died ten or more years ago. He leaves four children, one of whom is Pre. Christian Allebach of Kulpsville, Pa. He also leaves two sisters, twenty-seven grandchildren, sixty great grandchildren and forty-eight great great grandchildren. His remains were interred on the 20th in the Rockhill Mennonite cemetery, followed by a vast concourse of relatives and friends. Thus within a few days two of the oldest ministers in Bucks Co., Pa., have been called away, the other one having been Bro. Abraham F. Moyer of Blooming Glen. Bro. Allebach was at his death probably the oldest minister in the Mennonite churches in Pennsylvania, if not in America. Peace to his ashes.

[NI03950] 1900 PA census - Bucks Co, Doylestown Twp, roll 1384, p. 184, taken June 4:
Jacob K. Bergey born Jan 1848 age 52, widowed; dau Emma R. born Jan 1879, age 21, single; son Abraham R. born Sept 1882 age 17; son Isaac R. born May 1885 age 5
Next household is Jacob's brother James.

[NI03952] 1900 PA census - Bucks Co, Doylestown Twp, roll 1384, p. 183, taken June 1:
Oliver Bergey born Mar 1851, age 49, md. 20 yrs; wife Hettie born May 1862, age 38, 8 children, 8 living; dau Lizzie born Feb 1881, age 19; dau Mary born July 1882, age 17; son Wilson born Oct 1883, age 16; dau Priscilla born Nov 1885, age 14; dau Anna born Aug 1889, age 10; dau Martha born Jan 1892, age 8; dau Ester May born Sep 1893, age 6; son Oliver born July 1896, age 3

[NI03954] Gospel Herald - Jan. 17, 1984, p. 46:
Bergey, Oliver D., son of Oliver and Hettie (Detweiler) Bergey, was born at Doylestown, Pa., July 25, 1896; died at Doylestown, Pa., Dec. 6, 1983; aged 87 y. He was married to Elizabeth Ruth, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Grace-Mrs. Paul G. Brenneman, Lois-Mrs. Dean Swartzentruber, and Eunice-Mrs. Herbert Hess), 4 sons (John, Chester, Richard, and Ted), 33 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one brother (Nelson), and 2 sisters (Priscilla and Esther Heacock). He was a member of Doylestown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 10, in charge of J. Silas Graybill and Ray K. Yoder; interment in Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI03955] Gospel Herald - May 27, 1997 Obituaries:
Bergey, Elizabeth H. Ruth, 98, Doylestown, Fa. Born: Nov. 5, 1898, Salfordville, Fa., to Clayton and Lydia Hunsberger Ruth. Died: Apr. 25, 1997, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - children: Grace B. Brenneman, Lois Swartzendruber, Eunice Hess, John, Chester, Richard, Ted W .; 34 grandchildren, 60 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Oliver D. Bergey (husband). Funeral and burial: May 2, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop.

[NI03957] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 10 - Elizabeth Bergey, age 70, listed in between her sons Henry and Isaac.

[NI03958] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 10 - next to his mother and his brother Henry.

[NI03965] Gospel Herald - June 3, 1969, pp 507-508:
Bishop, Rhine B., son of Enos M. and Sallie (Bergey) Bishop, was born in Hilltown Twp., Pa., Mar. 5, 1892; died at Franconia Mennonite Homes, Inc., Hatfield, Pa., May 3, 1969; aged 77 y. 1 m. 28 d. He was married to Kathryn Ruth, who died Jan. --, 1953. Surviving are his second wife (Elizabeth Hangey Derstine Bishop), one son (J. Russell), 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. George Heckler and Mrs. Tillie Moyer), and 2 brothers (Robert and Charles). He was preceded in death by one son. He was a member of the Line Lexington Church, where funeral services were held May 7, with Arthur Ruth and Claude B. Meyers officiating.

[NI03966] Gospel Herald - March 31, 1953, pp 309-310:
Bishop, --- Kathryn N., daughter of the late Abram and Amelia (Nice) Ruth, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Nov. 19, 1892. She died at her home in Lansdale, Pa., Jan. 1, 1953; after a lengthy illness of multiple sclerosis; aged 60 y. 1 m. 13 d. Her marriage to Rhine B. Bishop was on March 12, 1919. She was an active member of the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, having been a Sunday-school teacher, summer Bible School teacher, and a sewing circle officer. She was preceded in death by an infant son and one sister (Clara R. Clemens). Surviving are her husband, one son (J. Russell, Hatfield, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, one brother (John, Philadelphia, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mabel-Mrs. Herman L. Bishop and Emma-Mrs. Curtis Z. Rittenhouse, both of Lansdale, Pa.). Funeral services were in charge of Claude B. Meyers, assisted by Jacob C. Clemens, at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, Jan. 5, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI03967] Gospel Herald - July 4, 1935 pp 302-303 Obituaries:
Bishop-­Daniel M. Bishop died very suddenly of heart attack at his home near Line Lexington, Pa., where he had lived about 50 years preceding his unexpected death; aged 74 y. 2 m. 18 d. A son (Raymond) preceded him in death. He leaves a sorrowing widow (Mary S. Bishop), 3 children (Stella, Harry and Wilson), also 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were in charge of Bro. Arthur Ruth assisted by Bros. Claude Meyers, and Aaron Freed. Interment in the Line Lexington Cemetery.
"We miss him, oh we miss him,
We miss him everywhere;
Can we help but shed a tear,
To see father's vacant chair?" --By the family.

[NI03968] Gospel Herald - Sept. 2, 1937 pp 494-495 Obituaries:
Bishop-Mary S. (Ruth) Bishop, widow of the late Daniel M. Bishop, Line Lexington, Pat, was born Nov. -, 1865; died at the home of a son Wilson R. Bishop, Aug. 13, 1937. She is survived by 3 children, 10 grandchildren, and other relatives. Her death was due to heart disease. Funeral services were held at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, and burial was in that cemetery.
"She does not rest 'neath the grasses,
Tho o'er her dear grave they creep;
Site has gone into the Kingdom,
Grandmother has fallen asleep." --A Granddaughter.

[NI03969] Herald of Truth, September 15, 1898, p. 285 Obituaries:
CLEMMER.-A sad accident occurred Aug. 19, near Lansdale, Montgomery Co., Pa. Our dear friend, Bro. Henry Clemmer, was on his way home from Philadelphia, and had arrived at the railroad crossing at about 9 P. M. where he had to wait a few moments for a north-bound freight train to pass. Af-ter the train had passed, while attempt-ing to cross the railroad, he was struck by a south-bound express train and in-stantly killed. His body was badly mangled. Besides receiving bad wounds on his head and chest, both of his arms and one leg were broken. His age was 65 years, 3 months and 8 days. He leaves a sorrowing widow, five sons, one brother (Bish. Josiah Clemmer), one sister, and many friends and neigh-bors to mourn their loss. Buried on the 23d in the Franconia Mennonite cemetery. Funeral services were con-ducted by Bro. Henry Godshall at the house and by Bro. M. R. Moyer at the M. H. Text, Luke 12: 40. Peace to his ashes.

[NI03970] Herald of Truth - Feb. 5, 1903 p. 47 Obituaries:
CLEMMER.-Mary, widow of the late Henry Clemmer, died Jan. 14, 1903, aged about 65 years. Since the death of her husband, who was killed at a railroad crossing over three years ago, she has resided with her son Tobias. Five sons, one brother and one sister survive. The funeral was held Monday. Interment at the Franconia Mennonite meeting-house.

[NI03971] Herald of Truth ­ January 15, 1895 ­ pp 29-31 Obituaries:
RUTH. ­ On the 21st of December 1894, in Elroy, Montgomery Co., Pa., sister Anna, widow of Bro. Jos. Ruth (dec.), aged 76 y., 2 m., 24 d. Buried on the 26th in the Plain graveyard. Funeral services by Henry Godshalk and M. R. Moyer at the house and by Josiah Clemmer and Jacob Loux at the meeting house. Peace to her ashes.

[NI03972] Herald of Truth - May 15, 1884 Obituaries, pp 156-157:
RUTH.--- On the 13 th of April, in Franconiaville, Montgomery Co., Pa., Joseph Ruth, aged 71 years, 8 months and 23 days. Funeral at the Plain Meeting-house. Services by Josiah Clemmer, Jacob Loux and Henry Godschall.

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp, roll 1143, P.O.: Line Lexington, p. 238, taken June 14, 1860:
Joseph Ruth, 47, farmer; Anna, 41; Catharine, 16; Susanna, 11; Sarah, 8; Eliza, 1; Elihu Clemmer, 17, farm laborer

[NI03973] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 23 (indexed as John Clinner) - John Climer, 56, farmer; Mary, 44; Joseph, 24, carpenter; Tobias, 22, carpenter; Aaron, 21, carpenter; Jacob, 18, laborer; Simon, 15, laborer; Daniel, 13. Listed next is his son John Climer Jr., 25, farmer; Magdalena, 26, Henry, 7/12.

[NI03975] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 303B:
Joseph Clemmer, 57, farmer; Annie, wife, 50; Annie, dau, 16, seamstress; John, father, 85, gentleman; mary, mother, 80; Lydia Hunsberger; niece, 9

1900 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (West) (roll 1443), p. 214a:
(91) Joseph Clemmer, born Dec 1822, age 77, md. 50 yrs; Annie, wife, born Mar 1830, age 70, 7 children, 5 living
(92) Isaac Clemmer, born Sep 1858, age 41, md. 13 yrs; Annie, wife, born Dec 1863, age 36, 5 children, 5 living; Howard, son, born Oct 1886, age 13; Katie, dau, born Dec 1880, age 9; Mary, dau, born May 1894, age 6; Ada, dau, born June 1897, age 2; Maggie, dau, born Jan 1899, age 1; Magdalena, mother, born Oct 1823, age 77, widowed, 5 children, 4 living

[NI03977] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 303B:
Levi Clemmer, 24, carpenter; Sarah, wife, 20; Harvey, son, 2M

[NI03994] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 33 - Henry Kolb, 57, farmer; Ann Kolb, 50; Mary, 23; Isaac, 20; Magdalena, 17; Abraham, 14.

[NI03996] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 33a - Garret Kolb, 26, store keeper; Mary Kolb, 19; Saloma, 8.

[NI03999] William was a descendant of Abraham Tunes (Tennis) who was a member of the Crefeld immigration group. (Ruth p. 439) I'm not sure the exact connection but wanted to establish the link, thus the Unknown Tonis.

[NI04000] I'm guessing that this Mary who married William Tunes/Tennis is Magdalena Levering daughter of Wigart Levering. Levering p. 106 says Magdalena married William Tunes, alias Tennis. They are described as "of Towamencin Township." Children of Magdalena and William are listed on pp. 119-120, but only sons are listed, no daughters. (This doesn't mean that Ann was not a daughter.)

[NI04002] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 1 - also listed: Sarah Musselman, age 11; John Landis, age 24.

Herald of Truth - April 15, 1896, pp 126-127:
MOYER - On the 9th of March 1896, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of la grippe and paralysis, Bro. Jonas L. Moyer. He was born on the 24th of June 1806 and was married to Sarah Ruth, with whom he lived in happy wedded life 50 years, 7 months and 10 days. The union was blessed with one son and two daughters who are still living. His wife died on the 27th of August 1880. He reached the advanced age of 89 years, 8 months and 15 days. He was the father of Pre. M.R. Moyer of Franconia. He was never confined to his bed by sickness, and his place at the time of public worship was seldom vacant. His remains were buried on the 16th in the Franconia Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services at the house by Abel Horning and at the meeting house by Bish. Josiah Clemmer, from the text, John 14:27, which the deceased had selected shortly before his death. Peace to his ashes.

[NI04004] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 15, taken Oct. 10:
Samuel Moyer, 40, farmer; Susan, 30; Elizabeth, 9; Jonas, 3; Mary, 2/12

Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1899, p. 30:
MOYER. - On the 13th of December 1898, near Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of a severe cold and the infirmities of old age, Bro. Samuel Moyer, at the advanced age of 87 years, 5 months and 14 days. Funeral on the 20th at the Rockhill Mennonite M. H. Services by Abel Horning and Jacob Moyer at the house, and by Josiah Clemmer and Samuel Detweiler at the M. H. Text, Isa. 3:10,11.

[NI04013] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 199 - William Moyer, 29, farmer; Magdalena Moyer, 24, Fronica Moyer, 5, Ellen Moyer, 1; John Smith, 16, laborer; Ann Allebach, 21 (Magdalena's sister); Lydia Rinewalt, 55.

[NI04019] Herald of Truth ­ Jan. 1, 1896, pp 14-15:
Nice.-On the 13th of Dec., 1895, of general infirmities, John M. Nice, of Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., aged 78 years. His widow, 6 sons and 2 daughters survive him. Buried on the 18th at the Franconia Mennonite M. H.

[NI04022] On 21 Sep 1724 purchased 200 acres on the west bank of Society Run from his father, Hans.

Will Abstract:
NYCE, John. Frederick, Co of Phila. Yeoman. Feb 5, 1739. Jun 22, 1743. G.55.
Wife: Mary. Children: names not given. Exec: Mary Nyce and Henry Antis. Wit: Michael Doderer and Jacob Myers.

[NI04024] Donna Basinger's site (ancestry.com) says this is John Northrop Nyce son of John Blomen (de Neus) Nyce and Anna Maria Northrop.

[NI04027] Krefeld Emigrants/Niepoth p. 503 says Hans and his brother Johann emigrated with their wives to America in 1698.

1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists Johannes Neus in Frederick Twp.

[NI04030] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 295

[NI04031] Gospel Herald - May 4, 1939, pp 110-112:
Freed.-Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Price) Meyer, was born near Franconia, Pa., May 26, 1856; died Feb. 16, 1939; aged 82 y. 9 m. 20 d. She was married to Frank Freed who predeceased her in April, 1920. To this union 1 daughter and 2 sons were born. Two sons and 1 daughter predeceased her, 1 daughter and 1 son from her first marriage. The following remain: John Ruth of Morwood, Pa. (from her first marriage); Lizzie (Mrs. Tyson Detwiler), Morwood, Pa.; Clarence Freed of Franconia, Pa. Also 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 1 sister (Lydia P. Landes, Harleysville, Pa.) survive. She suffered with heart trouble and arthritis for a number of years, but was bedfast only six days. She was a faithful member of the Franconia Mennonite Church. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. Funeral services were held Feb. 21, at the Franconia Mennonite Church. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. Funeral services were held Feb. 21, at the Franconia Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Abr. Clemmer, Abr. Derstine, and Menno Souder. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
"Tis hard to part with Mother dear.
No more to see her here;
But yet we're glad, if God saw best
To end her troubles and give her rest.
In heaven to reign with angels fair,
May our names too be written there." ---By the Children.

Transcriber's note: typed as printed - "Mrs. Freed seems to have been married twice, although only one husband is listed. The second two children seem to have been from a second marriage, although the son has the surname Freed. Perhaps Mr. Frank Freed was her second husband and her first husband was a Mr. Ruth?"

[NI04032] One child: Sallie Freed b. July 4, 1887, d. Oct. 4, 1887.

[NI04038] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 28 - next to his father, Michael Ziegler, and his brother Andrew.

[NI04042] At the age of 18, emigrated to America on the ship "Minerva" from Rotterdam, arriving at Philadelphia Sep 30, 1772. He was a Redemptioner, his passage having been paid by Rev. Henry Rosenberger, in whose service he continued for three years. (A.J. Fretz)

[NI04044] Herald of Truth - May 1872, pp 78-79:
On the 10th of April, in New Britain, Bucks co., Mary Swartley, widow, aged 76 yrs., 6 mos., and 1 day. Buried at Line Lexington. Services by S. Leatherman, J. M. Haldeman.

[NI04047] Herald of Truth ­ May 1, 1893, pp 149-151 Obituaries:
RUTH - On the 7th of April 1892, in Line Lexington, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy and cancer in the stomach, Magdalena, wife of Henry Ruth, aged 68 years, 6 months and 9 days. The remains were followed to their last resting place on the 11th at Line Lexington by a large concourse of relatives and friends. She suffered greatly for years yet in patience. Funeral services by Samuel Leatherman and John Walter at the house and by Josiah Clemmer and H. Rosenberger at the meeting house from 2 Cor. 4:17. J.C.

[NI04049] Herald of Truth - May 15, 1892, pp 157-158:
SWARTLEY.--Joseph Swartly died at Halstead, Kansas March 26, 1892. He had gone there to see after his farm, and while there he was taken with an abscess of the liver, which opened and caused his death in a few days. Funeral services were held at Halstead, Kan., the evening previous to starting with the remains for his home in Bucks Co., Pa., where a funeral was held at the house of his son William Swartley. Buried at the Line Lexington Mennonite church. Funeral services by the writer in the English at the house; text, Gen. 49:29-31; and by Henry Rosenberger in German at the church. The age of the deceased was 63 years, 3 months and 19 days. JOHN WALTER.

[NI04054] Gospel Herald - Jan. 2, 1973:
Kratz, Ella A., daughter of Samuel G. and Sarah (Sampey) Delp, was born in Hilltown Twp., Pa., Feb. 9, 1882; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Dec. 10, 1972; aged 90 y. 10 m. 1 d. She was married to Ulysses K. Kratz, who preceded her in death Mar. 31, 1948. Surviving are 3 stepdaughters (Mary B. Kratz, Martha B. Berndt, and Sallie - Mrs. Webster M. Benner) and 3 stepsons (Abram B., Samuel B., and Henry B. Kratz). She was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home, in charge of Marvin Anders and Curtis Bergey; interment in the Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI04060] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 49, taken Sept. 24:
Daniel Landis, 42, farmer; Mary Landis, 33; Susannah, 12; Frances, 11; Sarah, 9; Mary, 7; Elizabeth, 5; Michael, 2; Catherine, 2/12; William Nace(?), 18, farmhand
Next household is Daniel's brother Isaac which includes his mother Susanna.

[NI04062] Known as the "strongest man" ever to live in the township.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp, roll 800, p. 195b, taken Sept. 21:
Christian Landis, 35, farmer; Elizabeth Landis, 29; Michael Landis, 8; Jacob Landis, 6; Henry Korell, 15, farmer

[NI04064] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 49, taken Sept. 24:
(226 / 252) Isaac Landis, 30, farmer; Mary Landis, 45; Susanah, 5; Jonas, 2; Conrad Clemmer, 14; Sarah Scheffe, 24; Frances Musselman, 13; ( / 253) Susanah Landis, 73; Jacob Landis, 45, farmer
Previous household is Isaac's brother Daniel.

[NI04065] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 28.

Herald of Truth - May 1881 Obituaries:
Landes.­On the 16th of April Bro. Abraham Landes was buried at Skippack meeting-house. Died in the 71st year of his age. Services by John Allebach, John B. Hunsberry, and Jacob B. Mensch. Methinks to children it may well be said as Christ said to his disciplss*, "Follow in my footsteps," etc.

[NI04067] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 309A:
Jacob M. Landis, 49, farmer; wife Frances, 46; dau Mary, 19, seamstress; dau Amanda, 18, seamstress; son Jacob M., 16, farm laborer; dau Lizzie, 13; son Jessiah, 11; son Isaiah, 9; dau Ellie, 7

Herald of Truth - October 1881, pp 173-174, 179-180:
LANDES - August 13th, in Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, Jacob M. Landes, aged 49 years, 9 months and 6 days. Bro. Landes was married to Veronica Moyer. Of his five sons and five daughters two sons preceded him to eternity. Buried at Franconia in the presence of a large assembly of friends and acquaintances.

[NI04072] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 274b, taken Aug. 31:
Joseph Rosenberger, 37, farmer; Mary, 34; Susanna, 18; Emaline, 8; Mary, 6; Isaac, 5; Joel, 3; Anna, 1; John Motts, 22, laborer; Gilbert Sellers, 16, laborer

[NI04081] I'm guessing at the relationships here. I'm guessing that this Abraham is a son of John and Mary Elizabeth.

I'm guessing that this is the Abraham Haldeman in the Herald of Truth - May 1872, pp 78-79 Obituaries: On the 7th of April, in New Britain, Bucks co., Pa., Abraham Halderman, aged 86 yrs, and 9 days. Buried at Doylestown. Services by A. J. Hastings and J. M. Halderman. [born about Mar. 29, 1786]

I'm guessing that Elizabeth and Abraham are his children. One of Lizzie's children is in the household of Abraham Jr. in the 1850 census.

I think Aaron Holdeman belongs in this family also, as he is on the next page of the 1850 census after Abraham Jr.

[NI04089] Gospel Herald - June 10, 1980, p. 486:
Freed, Nelson K., son of Aaron N. and Barbara (Koch) Freed, was born at Harleysville, Pa., Dec. 5, 1888; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., May 16, 1980; aged 91 y. On Oct. 19, 1912, he was married to Stella Bishop, who died on Jan. 27, 1955. Surviving are one daughter (Cora B. Freed), and one sister (Mrs. Cora Ricker). He was a member of Line Lexington Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 20, in charge of Kenneth Seitz, Curtis Bergey, and Arthur Ruth; interment in Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI04093] Gospel Herald - Aug. 1, 1967, pp 698-699:
Hange.- Elizabeth, daughter of John and Mary (Rickert) Ruth, was born at Line Lexington, Pa., Apr. 5, 1879; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., June 27, 1967; aged 88 y. 2 m. 22 d. On Mar. 23, 1901, she was married to Joseph Hange, who died Sept. 25, 1950. Surviving are 8 children (Levi R., John R., William R., Anna R.-Mrs. Erwin Clemmer, Ida R. Moyer, Elmer R., Elizabeth R.-Mrs. John Alderfer, and Rose R.-Mrs. Herbert Delp), 32 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and 2 brothers (Israel and Jacob). She was a member of the Line Lexington Church, where funeral services were held July 1, with Arthur Ruth, Claude Meyers, and Floyd Hackman officiating.

[NI04099] Gospel Herald - Nov. 11, 1943, p. 687:
Ruth.-Titus R., son of the late Mary and John Ruth, was born in New Britain Twp., Pa., Jan. 23, 1884; died Jan. 23, 1943; aged 59 years. Death was due to a stomach ailment. He had been ill 6 months. He is survived by his wife and 3 sons (Paul with whom he lived; Earl, Lansdale, Pa., and Jacob at home), 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. Two sons preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at Souderton Mennonite Church with interment in adjoining cemetary.
No matter how heavy the burden.
No matter how deep the despair,
Does not heaven seem nearer and dearer
To know that our loved ones are there?

[NI04100] Gospel Herald - Jan. 5, 1960, p. 22:
Landis, Sallie S., daughter of Michael and Amanda (Souder) Musselman, was born May 10, 1887; died of a heart attack in the Sellersville (Pa.) Hospital, Nov. 29, 1959; aged 72 y. 6m. 19 d. In July, 1906, she was married to Titus Ruth, who died in 1943. In 1944 she was married to Samuel O. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Paul Ruth, Telford; Earl Ruth, Lansdale; and Jacob Ruth, Souderton) and 8 grandchildren. She was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held by the home ministers.

[NI04101] Gospel Herald - Oct. 13, 1959, pp 879-880:
Kriebel, Martha, daughter of the late John and Mary (Rickert) Ruth, was born July 25, 1885, in Bucks Co., Pa.; died of a cardiorenal illness Aug. 16, 1959, at the home of her son, Warren, Souderton, Pa.; aged 74 y. 22 d. She was married in 1907, to Frank C. Kriebel, who died in 1929. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Abram, Collegeville; Warren, Souderton; Mary-Mrs. Norman Benner, Telford; and Sarah-Mrs. Edwin Fels, Quakertown, Pa.), 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Israel of Howard, Pa.; and Jacob, Colmar, Pa.), and one sister (Elizabeth Hange, Line Lexington, Pa.). She was a member of the Souderton, Church where funeral services were in charge of Jacob M. Moyer, assisted by R. B. Musselman and A. D. Ruth.

[NI04110] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 19, taken Aug. 25:
Martin Rosenberger, 31, farmer; Hester, 29; John, 7; Benjamin, 4; Elizabeth, 11/12; Henry Showerman(?), 34, laborer, born Germany

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1145), p. 355, taken June 18:
Martin L. Rosenberger, 41, farmer; Ester, 39; John, 18, farm laborer; Benjamin, 14; Elizabeth, 11; Franklin, 4; Sarahann, 11/12

[NI04112] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 311B:
Benjamin W. Ruth, 32, laborer; wife Lizzie, 31; son Clayton, 6; dau Esther, 5

Herald of Truth - Dec. 1, 1887, pp 364-365 Obituaries:
RUTH.-On the 11th of November, in Toamencin township, Montgomery county, Pa., of heart disease, Benjamin Ruth, aged 40 yrs. He was buried on the 17th. Services by Jacob Moyer, Jacob Loux, Chr. Allebach and John Hunsperger, from Isa. 38:1.

[NI04119] Herald of Truth - May 15, 1884, pp 156-157:
GODSCHALL.---On the 2d of April, in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Catharine (Derstein), second wife of Jacob Godschall Sr., aged 76 years, 2 months and 22 days. Buried at the Franconia Meeting-house.

[NI04123] Herald of Truth ­ May 15, 1898 ­ pp 156-157 Obituaries:
RUTH.-On the 6th of April, 1898, in New Britain Twp. Bucks Co., Penna., of paralysis, William Ruth, aged 77 years, 2 months and 14 days. He was buried on the 10th, at the Line Lexington Mennonite meeting house. Services were held at the house by John Walters and Michael Moyer at the meeting-house, from Mark 13:33. He leaves a sorrowing companion, and one child, to mourn his sudden death, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope.

[NI04130] Gospel Herald - Nov. 7, 1918, pp 589-590:
Gehman.-Enos S. Gehman was born near Bally, Pa., Sept. 1, 1855; died Sept. 26, 1918, aged 63 y. 25 d. Death was due to diabetes complicated with kidney trouble, with which he suffered for about 4 years. He had diabetic cataract and was blind six months but had his eyesight restored by an operation on one eye last November. Buried Oct. 1, in the Hereford Mennonite Cemetery at Bally. He was married to Sarah Histand, Sept. 23, 1880. To this union was born 4 sons and 6 daughters. One daughter preceded him to the spirit world. He is survived by 6 grandchildren also one brother David. On Oct. 25, 1906 he was ordained deacon of the Herford Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the house conducted by Bro. Jacob Clemens and at the meeting house by Bros. Warren Bean, Jonas Mininger, and Abraham Clemmer. Text II Cor. 5:8.

[NI04138] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 309B:
Henry Derstine, 39, farmer; wife Susan, 35; son Menno, 13; son Isaac, 12; dau Mary, 10; dau Sallie, 9; dau Lizzie, 7; son Henry, 5; son Abraham, 3; dau Susan, 1

[NI04149] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Franconia Twp.

[NI04161] Maintaining/Ruth suggests Agnes b abt 1674, a daughter of Dielman & (Agnes?) Schumacher Kolb. Davis (vol 2 p 159) says Agnes is the daughter of Peter Kolb of Wolfsheim.

[NI04162] Maintaining/Ruth p. 117 says Agnes Kolb was wife of miller Jacob Galle at Uffhofen in the Palatinate; in the bibliography p. 546 #19 says Agnes married Peter Galle. I'm assuming Jacob and Peter are the same man.

[NI04164] In Emigrants vol. 3, p. 194 Davis places Maria in the family of Peter Kolb, son of Dielman & Agnes. John Ruth places her as the youngest daughter of Dielman and Agnes (see Maintaining the Right Fellowship, p. 546 - bibliography).

[NI04199] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 4 - Isaac Young, 32, farmer; Ann, 31, Daniel, 11, Mary, 9, Elizabeth, 6, Jacob, 3; Susan Schueck, 44 (probably Ann's sister); Joseph Drisel, 22; Jacob Schueck, 62 (Ann's father).

[NI04221] (Davis, p 20) "He was an Anabaptist in 1596 when he was called the disobedient Tauffer Hans Stauffer of Rothenbach by the authorities in Bern. He was in hiding at that time to escape the usual punishment levied on Anabaptists. He apparently got off easy as his sons, Hans and Ulrich, who were living on his estate at that time, only had to pay a fine for their father's Anabaptist activities. I believe that he is the father of most of the Eggiwil Stauffers, because of the witness records at christening of the various Stauffer children in the late 1500s. At least three of the last four sons were Anabaptists and several of the other sons had descendants who were also Anabaptist."

[NI04308] Hans was an Anabaptist and lived on Luchsmatt farm on Eggiwil.

[NI04351] Davis p 26: he puts her in this family because she was a witness to many of the christenings of her nephews and nieces.

[NI04358] Davis p 26: he puts her in this family because she was a witness to many of the christenings of her nephews and nieces.

[NI04383] Of his daughters Gertraut, Elizabeth and Ann, one daughter married a Rittenhouse, one daughter (Gertraut) married Gerhart Clemens.

Christian Stauufer, Junior, was buried "below (the) Gabriel Shuler Plantation," according to an entry in the journal of David Schultz, the surveyor. (Boorse Family p. 27)

[NI04400] Gail thinks it's possible that Maria Stauffer is the Mary whom Isaac Schwartz/Black married before he left for Virginia. They were both in Bedminster Twp. Isaac was born abt. 1740 (our estimate). There are birth dates for all of Maria's siblings but not her - this indicates that she moved away.

[NI04411] WFT #2298 v. 4 gave Heinrich Meyer as father of Christian Meyer.

[NI04436] Hans was the illegitimate son of Jacob and Anna.

[NI04451] Davis gave her parents as Jorg Hitz and Elsbeth Oberholtzer, but in Emigrants vol. 3, p. 144, he says her parents were possibly Hans Hitz b c 1575 married to Verena Waber b. 1579. Verena was called an Anabaptist in the 1634, 1637 and 1644 census of Hausen, Zurich. She was age 55 in 1634.

[NI04464] WISMER FAMILY (Excerpt from "History of Bucks County PA):
Jacob Wismer, who died at Deep Run, Feb. 4th, 1787, in his 103rd year, was an early settler in the county, but we cannot tell at what time he came into Bedminster. He was born in Germany, and before 1720 immigrated to North Carolina, where he lived ten years, and then removed to this county, where he married his third wife, with whom he lived 67 years. This would bring him into this county as early as 1720. Jacob "Weismore" signed to the petition for the township 1741 was, no doubt, meant for Jacob Wismmer. He had 170 children and grandchildren, and his widow was 84 at his death. He retained his senses until within about two months, and could walk and dress and undress himself until within about two weeks, of his death. In 1744 Adam Resher bought 56 acres on the Tohickon, and in 1749 Adam Peyzer purchased land along the same stream.

[NI04475] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p. 227

[NI04479] Herald of Truth ­ April 15, 1895, pp 125-127:
WISMER. ­ On March 22d, 1895, of old age and dropsy, Abraham Wismer of Clinton township, Lincoln Co., Ont., aged 91 y., 7 m., 9 d. He was a member of the Mennonite church in this place for many years. He was for the last few years afflicted so that he could not go from home and the most of the time was spent in great pain and distress, but he suffered all his afflictions in patience and with Christian fortitude and had a living hope of better things when suffering here ends. He was fully resigned to the will of God and it seemed he longed for the call of God. The remains were buried at the Mountain church on the 24th. Although the roads were very bad the church was more than filled. Services by Noah Stauffer from Prov. 14: 32. Peace to his ashes.

[NI04480] Herald of Truth - Feb. 1, 1884:
Wismer.- On the 24th of December, near Campden, Clinton twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Susanna, wife of Abraham Wismer, aged 74 years, 10 months, and 22 days. She was for fifty years a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and died with a fervent trust in Jesus, and a glorious hope of everlasting life. In her suffering, even when the pains were so sever as to be almost unendurable, she still thanked the Lord and said, " I am willing to bear it all for Jesus." To her husband and children she said, " Give me up for Jesus, Jesus will help you bear it all." A sorrow stricken family deeply mourns because of their separation, though they have every reason to believe she has gone to be happy with Jesus. Funeral services by Abraham Hunsberger,from Luke 8:52 - "She is not dead, but sleepeth."

[NI04497] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp. (roll 799), p. 30 - Joseph Alderfer, age 70, is listed in the household of Fronica Heckler, age 67.

[NI04530] 1709 Hasselbach Congregation (Emigrants vol. 2, p. 19)
At Treschlingen, Farm 2
Michael Krahenbuhl, age 29
wife
Eva Krahenbuhl, age 4
Heinrich Krahenbuhl, age 2
Michael Krahenbuhl, new born

Davis in Emigrants vol. 2, 233, says 41932. Michael Krehbiel is possibly a son of 4193. Peter Krahenbuhl b Jul 27, 1656 Eggiwil who married Anna Danatzli. In vol. 3, p. 197, he says Michael and his brother Peter are probably sons of Hans Krahenbuhl b abt 1642. I have changed the ancestry (date: Feb. 1, 2000) to reflect his findings in vol. 3, but have left the ancestry for Peter b 1656 on the database.

[NI04533] Variations of Gochenauer: Cocghnower, Kochnauer

[NI04546] Mennists living in the Palatine area, 1685, folio 85 Rudelsheim: Hans Jakob Hagmann with wife, Maria Brubacher, and one child.

[NI04547] Emigrants/Davis p. 190 says Maria is probably the daughter of the Mennonite Henrich Brubacher of Ibersheim. It's also possible (I can't remember where I got this idea from originally) she is the daughter of Hans Jacob Brubacher, Henrich's brother.

[NI04548] Emigrants/Davis p 190 says Maria is probably the daughter of Henrich Brubacher of Ibersheim.

[NI04549] Davis lists Hans Jacob, Ulrich and Peter as brothers, but they may have been cousins or some other type of relationship.

[NI04562] Listed in the 1759 Mennonite Census for Osthofen.

[NI04574] Dates and places for Christeen Like are guesses based on a Rockingham Co. marriage record of Isaac Black and Christeen Like on 22 Aug 1798.

[NI04581] Ulrich Hockman owned 116 acres of land in Bedminster Twp, 5 May 1762 - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford.

[NI04627] Possibilities, from pp 183-184, Emigrants vol 1:
(1) 3165335. Jacob b abt 1778, s/o 316533. Jacob Gochnauer b Sep 10, 1747 d Oct 27, 1809 in Shenandoah Co VA, md in 1770 to Elizabeth Roads d/o Mennonite minister John Roads; s/o 31653. Jacob Gochenauer b 1712.
(2) 3165341. Jacob b abt 1776. He was the executor of Christian Grabill's estate in 1805/6 in Shenandoah Co VA; s/o 316534. Joseph Gochnauer b July 3, 1752 d 1809, md Oct 20, 1774 Elizabeth Crabill; s/o 31653. Jacob b 1712.

[NI04643] children: Peter, Margaret, Anna, Magdalena, John, David; one of the daughters married John Lyne (Lancaster County PA wills - usgenweb/pa)

[NI04660] Some websites say Frances' father was Jacob Groh 1688 -1743, and that Jacob was the son of Jan & Helena Krey.

Frances Good is buried at Singers Glen - first grave in the cemetery. One-half acre of land was deeded by her son Henry and wife Elizabeth in 1855.

[NI04666] Herald of Truth - October 1880, pp 189-190:
August 23rd, 1880, in Rockingham Co., Va., of the infirmities of old age, ELIZABETH RHODES, (her maiden name was GOOD) aged 91 years, 7 months, and 13 days. She had been confined to her room for about three years and a half, having lost the use of her limbs. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for about 73 years, in which time she adorned her profession by a meek, peaceable and quiet walk, by which she gained the esteem of all around her. But we believe she could say with Jacob, "Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life," as she was no stranger to the trials and afflictions of this life. Yet she seemed to meet them as it becometh a Christian, without murmuring. Her husband died about twenty-five years ago She was the mother of nine children. One died in its infancy, six more died leaving families behind them, and two still survive her. Her children all became members of the Mennonite Church, and all settled near the old homestead but one, who is living in Allen Co., Ohio. Her oldest son David served in the ministry for some time. Her posterity at the time of her death amounted to 255 souls, 205 living and 50 dead. There were 9 children, 54 grandchildren, 178 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren, the oldest of the last supposed to be about 7 years She was followed to her resting place, the Weaver Church graveyard, August 25th, by a large concourse of relatives and friends, who met to show their respects to one who attained much more than the ordinary number of years. Funeral services by Samuel Coffman, Abraham Shank and Daniel Heatwole from 2 Tim. 4:6,7,8. --S.M.B.

[NI04678] These families are listed in the 1759 Mennonite Census for Osthofen:
Michael Weiss & wife Magdalena (children: Katharina b. 1744, Peter b. 1749, Christian, Anna Maria b. 1750, Elisabeth and Michael);
Jakob Weiss & wife Esther (children: Jakob b. 1744, Christian b. 1746, Barbara b. 1749, Elisabeth and Maria).
Due to the birthdates of their children, neither of these fits as parents of Elisabeth; however, they could be brothers or uncles.

[NI04682] 1709 Enkenbach Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 8)
At Alsenbruck, Farm 1
Hans Eyman, age 44
Magdalene (Eichelberger) Eyman, age 41
daughters?
Jacob Eyman, age 19
Ulrich Eyman, age 11
Christian Eyman, age 8
Hans Eyman, age 5

[NI04802] The United Brethren Church -- now merged with the Methodist Church -- had its beginning ina "great meeting" in his barn.

[NI04816] I'm guessing that Hans (John) Jung (Young) is Michael's father. Further research is needed to confirm.

[NI04818] 1709 Eppstein Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 11) (Hans moved from Ibersheim)
At Kohlhof, Farm 1
Hans Gochenauer, age 45
Anna (Nussli) Gochenauer, age 44
daughters?
Jacob Gochenauer, age 15
Heinrich Gochenauer, age 12

[NI04821] 1709 Ibersheim Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 22)
At Ibersheim, Farm 4
Heinrich Gochenauer, age 77
wife
Catherina Gochenauer, age 31
Elisabeth Gochenauer, age 29
Heinrich Gochenauer, age 26

Hans Gochenauer, age 45 (Hans later moved to Kohlhof)
Anna (Nussli) Gochenauer, age 44
daughters?
Jacob Gochenauer, age 15
Heinrich Gochenauer, age 12

Joseph Gochenauer, age 36
wife
Joseph Gochenauer, age 5
Elisabeth Gochenauer, age 3

[NI04856] 1709 Enkenbach Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 8)
At Poerbach, Weilerbach, Farm 1
Johannes Lederman, age 28
wife
Johannes Lederman, age 4
Madalena Lederman, age 2
Jacob Lederman, new born

[NI04876] In a 1724 list for Friesnheim: Michael Musselmann, hereditary tenant for the honorable court treasury, has some of his own property. He cultivates with two plows. Well-to-do. Others in this list: Jakob Hiestand, Hans Gerber, Matthes Bluem, Abraham Steiner, Heinrich Beer, Ulrich Leip, Hans Leip, Jakob Moellinger, Ulrich Blum.

[NI04895] St. Luke's Union Cemetery, p. E-4
Means, William 84y d Jan 1778 (b 1694)
Means, Elizabeth 71y d 27 Dec 1772 (b 1701)

[NI04896] Herald of Truth - October 1875, pp 174-175:
Sept. 16th, in Hilltown Tp., Bucks Co., Pa., suddenly, of apoplexy, GERTRUDE, Widow of the late John DETWEILER, of New Britian Tp., aged 69 years, 11 months and 14 days. Her maiden name was Kolp; she was first married to Isaac Means, afterwards to ____Drissel and last to John Detweiler. She was buried on the 18th at Line Lexington. Funeral services by John Allebach and Abel Horning.

[NI04902] Herald of Truth - April 1, 1882, pp 108-110:
GROSS.- Feb. 26th, in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of pleurisy, sister Catharine, wife of Preacher John Gross, aged 60 years, 4 months and 8 days. She had been sick for some time, but the trouble was not considered serious. Her husband went to the meeting on Sunday morning as usual, but soon after he was sent for, but before he returned her spirit had taken its flight, as we hope to everlasting rest. We have reason to believe that she did what she could to be a faithful servant of the Lord and an exemplary sister in the church. Funeral services were held by Samuel Gross and Samuel Godshalk, Isaac Overholt and Isaac Rickert. There was a large attendance at the funeral. Text, Matt. 25: 13.

[NI04918] Check birth year - it doesn't fit with births of children.

[NI04931] Susanna Kulp, age 75, is listed in the household of her son William, 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 27.

[NI04947] Will of Godschalk Godschalk (Admr. book Fp. 161 Phila.) In the name of God amen this 15 day of March anno domi one thousand seven hundred and forty seven/eight I Godschalk Godschalk of Towamensin in the county of Phila. husbandman being weak in body but of perfect understanding sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to God therefore remembering my latter end and the uncertain of this transitory life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and former following Imprimis and first of all I recommend my soul unto the hands of God my merciful saviour and creator and my body to the earth whence I came decently to be buried at the direction of mine executors hereafter named whom I also charge and devise to pay all my just debts my legacies herein mentioned and now touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased the Lord to bless mine endeavers I devise and dispose of the same as follows viz. My sons and daughters that are married have received several things at their marriage and it is my will that all the rest of my children shall receive as much at their marriage except Magdlen shall have ten pounds more than any of the rest and that at her age. Secondly my Will is that my wife shall bring up my children out of my estate until my youngest son Peter arives to age of twenty years. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my lovin wife Eve all the remainder of my estate both real and personal until my youngest son arives at the age of twenty years. Fourthly it is my will that when my youngest son Peter arrives at the age of twenty years that then my will is that my executors shall devoid my estate between my loving wife and my fourteen children to wit Wm., Suken, Mary, Catherin, Margaret, Garret, Janecen, Magdlen, Gertrude, John, Ann, Eve & Peter Godschalk shear alike except my loving wife shall have twenty pounds current lawful money to be raised out of my estate to be paid unto her by my executors. More than Eny The Bebore Said Children. Fifthly and it is my will that my loving wife shall live on the said plantation during her natural life with molestation of my said children or my executors. Finall I give all my said children to the care of my loving wife to bring them up out of my estate and I do hereby nominate and appoint my brother in law Peter Custer and Wm. Nash joynt executors of this my last will and testament revoking and disallowing al other former wills and testaments in witness whereof I have set hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Godschalk Godschalk.

He wrote his name Gaetschalck Gaetschalck.

Reared in infant Germantown. There is evidence he was a student in the school of Francis Daniel Pastorius. He was one of the Germans naturalized by the Act of Council at Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 1709. He was a signer of a petition for a road from the North Branch of the Perkiomen to the Great Road (Sumneytown Highway) in March 1727, and one of the petitioners for the erection of Towamencin Township 12 months later. (Boorse Family p. 18)

[NI04965] In 1850, Levi is in the household of his mother and her (third?) husband John Drissel in Tinicum Twp (p. 178).

[NI04971] She is possibly a daughter of George Clymer (b. abt 1730) or John Clymer. There are two George Climers listed near each other in Bucks County in the 1790 census (p. 46) and a John Climer on p. 48. Isaac's father Jacob Kulp is listed on p. 47.

[NI04973] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 254b.

Herald of Truth - November 1875 pp 190-191 Obituaries:
September 4th, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., PHILIP KRATZ, aged 85 years, 9 months and 15 days. Buried at the Brick meeting house, Deep Run.

[NI04988] In 1803, a few years after their marriage in Virginia, they emigrated to Fairfield Co., Ohio, and settled in the woods near where Berne Station now is, about 4 miles east of Lancaster, where they opened a fine farm, now owned by Frank Beery, son of Lewis, deceased. (Geil p. 15)

[NI04994] He owned Luchsmatt farm in Eggiwil in 1547. He had two sons. Niclaus may have been the son of Peter Stauffer who owned the Fruetisen farm nearby in 1501 and 1530. The Fruetisen farm in Eggiwil was bought by the Stauffer family in 1485. [letter to the author from Alfred Stauffer of Steffisburg, Switzerland dated 17 Jun 1994] The first Stauffer of record in the area was an Ulrich Stauffer who was living in Rothenbach in 1440.

[NI05001] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Hanover Twp.

[NI05016] In the fall of 1821, Sarah [Row], his [Abraham Benner's] wife, became a beneficiary under the will of Mary Wisler, widow of Samuel Wisler, who died August 10, 1821 at the age of 70 years, 10 months and 9 days. Mary Wisler bequeathed to "Sarah Row, wife of Abraham Benner" her clock and case, table, big chair and "Brass Kittle." To Mary, daughter of Abraham and Sarah Benner, she left $40; to Elizabeth Row $12; and to her brothers Paul and John Godshalk $2 each. The rest of her estate was to be sold at public sale and divided in six equal shares between her sisters Elizabeth, Susanna and Rachel, Amos Evans, Jesse Lewis who had married Susanna Boorse, and to Abraham Benner - whether father or son was not specified.
Montgy W Bk 5/323

Exactly who this Mary Wisler was, or what her relationship was to Sara Row has not been determined. She may have been a daughter of the miller Garret Godshalk and his wife Edia Boorse. He died about 1801, but since no estate passed through the courts, the names of all of his children are not known.
HSMC Vol VIII No. 4 p. 295

[NI05019] In 1649 he was called Jacob Wysellman. [Emigrants/Davis p 396]

[NI05025] 1709 Mannheim Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 35)
At Mannheim, Farm 13
Jacob Sauter, age 29
wife
Barbara Sauter, age 2
Jacob Sauter, new born
Also 1709 Steinsfurt Congregation (p 40)
Jacob Sauter, age 24
Margaret Sauter, age 23
Barbara Sauter, age 2
Jacob Sauter, new born
Conflict with spouse's name: Margaret, or Anna Rosenberger?

[NI05028] Henrich was one of the founders and an early deacon of the New Britain (Line Lexington) Mennonite congregation and, after he moved, a deacon and one of the founders of the Charlestown Mennonite congregation in Chester County.

[NI05035] Arrived on the ship MOLLY at Philadelphia 9/30/1727. The Foreign Needs Commission of the Mennonite Church in Holland paid passages for all 45 Mennonite (10 families) who lacked funds to pay their own way on the MOLLY which included Samuel. He went to Lancaster County and probably squatted on about 195 acres until Conestoga Manor officially opened for settlement after the Penn estate was settled and on 5/26/1746 purchased 207 acres in Manor Twp from Michael Baughman. Samuel's name was on a Swisser Name list made 4/2/1728 of Mennonite property holders of the Conestoga Settlement when they solicited for naturalization, which seemed necessary for clear title to land ownership.

[NI05037] Emigrants/Davis p 301: She was mentioned in brother Marcus' will in 1772 as Elisabeth Kolb when Marcus left a legacy to her children.

[NI05041] Davis (Emigrants p 301) gives Anna (Nany) Oberholtzer as the wife of Jacob Wismer (1689-1787). Wismer book (p 6) says that Jacob's wife Nany is believed to be a daughter of the immigrant Jacob Sowder because it is known that the children and grandchildren received legacies from one Jacob Sowder.

[NI05042] She died on Nov. 5, 1727, four weeks after landing in Pennsylvania.

[NI05073] Herald of Truth - March 15, 1897 - pp 93-95 Obituaries:
KOLB - Nancy, widow of Benjamin Kolb, late of Lucon, Montgomery Co., Pa., died of pneumonia about 1 o'clock Wednesday morning, Feb. 17th, 1897, at the residence of her son-in-law Jacob L. Beck, near Lucon, aged 78 years, 8 months and 25 days. She was bedfast for ten days. Deceased was born in Lower Salford township, near Harleysville, and lived all her life within four miles of her birthplace. Her husband died 13 years ago, leaving the widow and four children who still survive. The funeral was held Monday, February 22, at 9:30 am. at the house. Interment at the Upper Skippack Mennonite meeting-house, of which congregation deceased was a member and where her husband and the youngest daughter are buried. The funeral services were conducted by Jacob B. Mensch, Henry K. Wismer and Henry H. Johnson.

[NI05090] Christian Bergey made his will 3 April, 1813. The will was probated 9 April, 1813, and is recorded in Book 5, p. 132, in the office of the Register of Wills at Norristown, Pa. He appointed his sons, Abraham and John, as Executors. The witnesses at the signing of the will were: Benjamin Alderfer and Dilman Ziegler. The name is spelled Bergy.

[NI05091] CONFLICT: Michael Godshalk (website - not updated as of Apr. 2000) has Elizabeth Godshall marrying John Bryan. I think this is a mistake, that it is supposed to be John Bean.
Schwenk database says John Bean md. Elizabeth Gotwals Jan 29, 1797 - Apr 11, 1886, bur Skippack Menn., dau of Abraham Snyder Gotwals and Magdalena Reiff Detweiler.

[NI05092] Clemmer book p. 245 says John B. Alderfer son of Abraham S. Alderfer & Hannah O. Bergey married three times - second to Susan B. Heckler, sister of his first wife Catharine. Alderfer book p. 172 says John B. Alderfer son of Jacob & Susan (Bean) Alderfer married Susan B. Heckler. For now, I'm taking the Alderfer information.

Catharine Heckler was born in 1841, her sister Sarah born in 1844; Susan was born in 1858, a good 14 years after Sarah. It's possible Susan was also a daughter of George & Rosanna Heckler, but I won't make that connection until I find evidence of it.

[NI05100] In 1654 he was a servant of Hans Neuss and Trientgen his wife.

In the inheritance record of the court (Schoffengericht) in Gladbach we read that on Feb. 1, 1668, "Gotschalck Thonisz Lehntgen Henrichs married couple ... sold their maternal inheritance in Hegger in der Alst" for 234 Talers. Upon the order of the Elector Palatine, who was also Duke of Julich, the Mennonites had to leave the country in 1654. They were permitted to sell their property, but because so much property was offered for sale it could be disposed of only gradually, and the sales often dragged on into the next century. [Jakob Gottschalk/Niepoth p. 39]

[NI05117] Lived about 1625 on the "Heckenhof" in the Alst, later (1654) on the "Comishof" in Venn. Driven from M. Gladbach in 1654, he apparently moved to Goch.

His full name was Thones Comes Veit der Heiden (or Vonder Hegge). The oldest son carried the father's surname along the Rhine. With carrying that extra name, it meant that they had a claim on the estate of that name (our early American ancester also carried that name). In 1654 he had to flee his estate, all Mennonites were expelled from Munchehen Gladbach Venn and moved to Goch. Some books say Goch Holland; maps show it as being Germany today.

[NI05118] He acquired in 1596 the farm known as the "Heckengut" in the Alst near Munchen-Gladbach.

[NI05119] As representative of the Munchen-Gladbach Mennonite congregation, he signed the Concept of Cologne on May 1, 1591. Between 1587 and 1607 he acquired the entire farm known as the "Comis-hof" in Munchen-Gladbach-Venn.

[NI05129] Veit (Sophie)

[NI05135] Skippack Deaths #174 (HSMC Bulletin, Vol. VIII No. 4 April 1953, p. 325) says this was Elisabeth Clements of Bucks County.

[NI05144] Herald of Truth - Aug. 1, 1882 pp 237-238 Obituaries:
BLOSSER.- July 6th , at Macon City, Mo., of Typhoid Pneumonia and Asthma, after an illness of three months, Dr. Jacob Blosser aged 66 years, 5 months and 11 days. He was buried on the 8th in Oak Wood cemetery in Macon City. He was born in Rockingham county, Va., was for nearly 40 years, a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and died fully trusting in Christ for salvation. During his protracted sickness he frequently spoke of the joy with which he awaited the call to the Fathers house above The Macon Republican of the 13th inst. says: "For over two years Dr. Blosser had been a resident of Macon. He was a quiet unostentatious citizen, carefully attending to his own affairs, and had won the sincere respect and esteem of all who formed his acquaintance. He was a consistent Chrisitan in word and act, and has entered upon his reward."

"This circumstance again shows us that we should at all times by prepared for death, and the rest, which we hope our brother now enjoys. he was beloved by all who knew him. Many followed him to the grave. Let each one well consider what David says in the 39th Psalm: Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hastmade my days as a handbreath; and mine age is as nothing before thee; verily every man at his best estate is altogether vanity."

[NI05147] Herald of Truth - January 1866, pp 7-8:
On the 9th of December, 1865, near Edom, Rockingham Co., Virginia, after a short illness of billious(sic) fever, Sr. Magdalena Shank, widow of Pre. Samuel Shank, and formerly widow of Abraham Beery, aged 59 years, 11 months, and 21 days. Funeral occasion was improved by Bro. Samuel Coffman from Job 16: 22. --D.H. LANDES.

[NI05150] Herald of Truth - January 1872, pp 14-15 Obituaries:
On the 11th of December, 1871, near Cross Key's, Rockingham county, Virginia, sister Elisabeth Beery, wife of Bro. Joseph Beery, aged 60 years, 5 months and 6 days. She was buried on the 13th at the Mill Creek (Tunker) Meeting-house, where a funeral discourse was delivered by preachers Jacob Hildebrand and John Evers, from 1 Thess. 4:13-18. Her disease was inflamation(sic) of the bowels.

[NI05206] WFT v4 #2298 says Magdalena Landis, dau of Rudolf. First of all, the dates don't fit - Magdalena would have been born abt 1750. Rudolf and Sarah did have a daughter Magdalena, but she married Price. (include info on this Magdalena)

[NI05418] A web site (http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/s/Donna--J-Basinger/GENE14-0005.html) said she was wife of Abraham R. Swartley and had two children; Abraham Swartley also married Anna Delp and had two children.

[NI05529] Herald of Truth ­ December 1, 1894, p. 367 Obituaries:
Beery.-On the 13th of October, 1894, at her home near Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich., of typhoid fever, Sister Beery, wife of Pre. C. C. Beery. She had gone on a visit to Ohio and on her return home she took sick, and after two weeks' suffering, she fell asleep in Jesus. She was a faithful member in the church and will be greatly missed there and in the home. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 6 children to mourn her death. Funeral services were conducted by Pre's Weaver, Keim and Whitaker from Heb. 11:13 and Rom. 14:8. --H. E.

[NI06180] Herald of Truth - June 1, 1901 p. 175 Obituaries:
BEERY - Near Bremen, Fairfield Co., Ohio, Abraham Beery, born Oct. 2nd, 1824, and died May 14th, 1901, aged 76 years, 7 months and 12 days. He was married to Mary Beery in 1845. To this union were born eight children, three of whom are living and five dead. His wife died June 2nd, 1890, and in 1894 he married Mary Beery, who died in July, 1900. He united with the Mennonite church while in his teens and ever since was a strict observer of the doctrine of the church. By his example and teaching, his children were brought into the church of his choice. Services by the writer, E.B. Bagwell.
Transcriber's Notes: The first and second wives are named as Mary Beery.

[NI06193] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800), p. 200, taken Oct. 5:
David C. Kulp, 70, farmer; Elizabeth Kulp, 61, Maria Kulp, 15, Ellen Kulp, 9

[NI06400] Somewhere I had gotten the name Gregorius as the father of Jacob Detweiler -- probably John George Detweiler.

He was established in Perkiomen & Skippack before 1728, as he was one of the signers of the Falkner's Swamp petition that year. We find him next as a signer of the bond "Ann Clemmer (nee Detweiler)" was obliged to give as administratrix of her husband, John Clemmer's estate, January 24, 1737. Johannes Detweiler signed the bond in beautiful German script and described himself as "Yoeman, of Philadelphia Coujnty." (Custer Family pp 137-138, which includes the will of Hans Detweiler, citing Philadelphia Wills, Book M, pp 130-133))

[NI06712] Herald of Truth ­ January 1, 1896, pp 14-15 Obituaries:
Hunsicker.-On the 13th of December, 1895 at Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy and heart trouble, Isaac C. Hunsicker, aged about 77 years. His wife preceded him several years ago. He leaves 2 children. Buried on the 22nd in the Lower Skippack graveyard.

[NI06895] Founder, after 1852, of Independent Mennonites known as the Johnson Mennonites.
Occupation: Taught school in Skippack Mennonite Meetinghouse for many years as well as in Salford and in Franconia.
Ordained 1847, Preacher in Lower Skippack Mennonite Church.
Ordained 1852, Bishop just after the split between the Franconia Conference and the new East Pennsylvania Mennonite Conference (now the Eastern District Conference). He switched to the new congregation but then left over the issue of footwashing.
Residence: Skippack Township in the present day village of Creamery.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 48, taken Sept. 23:
Henry Johnson, 44, preacher; Sarah Johnson, 44; Isaac, 19, teacher; Henry, 7

[NI07137] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Franconia Twp.

[NI07440] Hans came from Germany or Switzerland about 1708. [Although it is the opinion of Rev. A.J. Fretz that he landed in America at a later date, probably about 1720 or 1725. He purchased his land in 1729, and his son Henry, who, it is said, was a year old when they came, had born to him his first child about 1750. If they came in 1708 then Henry would have been 43 years old when his first child was born, which in all probability was not the case.] He settled in Upper Salford township, Montgomery county (at that time, Skippack township, Philadelphia county). He was a farmer and paid quit rent.
The homestead is situated on the south slope of the west branch of the Perkiomen creek, in the southern central part of Upper Salford township, about two miles east of Salfordville. The deed of Isaac Pennington and wife and Casper Wister, to Hans Meyer, bears date Jul7 23, 1729. The land was bounded as follows: "Beginning at a hickory tree at a corner of Derrick Johnson's land, thence N.E. by a line of marked trees 220 perches to a white oak, thence N.W. by a line of marked trees 177 perches to a black oak, then by a line of marked trees S.W. 140 perches to a post, then S.E. 30 perches to a post, then S.W. 80 perches to a post in a line of the said Derrick Johnson's land, then by the same S.E. 147 perches to the place of beginning, containing by estimation 216 acres, besides the usual allowance of 6 per cent, for roads."
The original homestead is owned and occupied by Jacob L. Moyer, a great-great-grandson. The present house was built by Henry L. Moyer about 35 years ago. The barn, built by Henry, son of Hans, in 1787, is still standing and is in good condition. (Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer by Rev. A.J. Fretz, 1896)

[NI07482] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758) p. 280 - census lists Joseph & Elizabeth Detwiler, both age 52, with George age 22, Joseph age 20, Elizabeth age 17, Rebecca age 15.

Is it possible Elizabeth Detweiler b Mar 2, 1825 who married Jacob Bishop does not fit in this family? If she IS in this family, who is the Elizabeth age 17?

[NI07925] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799) p. 268:
Samuel Moyer, 23, farmer; John Moyer, 50, Mary Moyer, 49, Mary Moyer, 21, Ann Moyer, 20, Catharine Moyer, 19, Elizabeth Moyer, 17, Barbara Moyer, 15, Susanna Moyer, 13, Lydia Moyer, 10, Isaac Moyer, 8, Anna Moyer, 76

[NI08200] Gospel Herald - April 5, 1966, pp 314-315:
DILLER, Daniel S., son of Albert and Fannie (Shank) Diller, was born at Greencastle, Pa., March 24, 1916; died in his burning car alongside the road about six miles from his home, Mountain City, Tenn., Jan. 29, 1966, aged 49 y. 10 m. 5 d. He suffered a heart condition for the last three years. On Sept. 30, 1937, he was married to Emma G. Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Duane A., Lehman E., Dennis R., J. Daniel, Miriam D. - Mrs. Donald Thomas, Joanna M., and Ruth Elaine), his mother, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and 2 grandchildren. He served the church in the Willow Hill, Pa., area, at Maugansville, Md., and at Salem Ridge, Greencastle, Pa. Then he served as licensed pastor at Rainbow Chapel, Mountain City, Tenn., where on May 17, 1964, he was ordained as minister to serve at this place. Funeral services were held at the church with J. Edward Lehman, Aquila Stoltzfus, and Paul Mast officiating, and then the body was taken to Greencastle, Pa., where services were conducted at the Salem Ridge Church, with Harvey Shank, Aaron Stoltzfus, and Omar Kurtz officiating.

[NI08650] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799), p. 40, taken Sept. 2:
Jacob Kolb, 45, farmer; Susanah Kolb, 43; Elizabeth, 20; Anna, 11; Abraham Benner, 24, farmer; Mary Benner, 22; Mary Cassel, 67

[NI08679] Herald of Truth - September 1876, pp 158-159:
July 18 th, in Upper Salford township, Montgomery Co., Pa., after a long illness, of palsy, Minnie, wife of Jacob Cassel, aged 76 years, 1 month and 24 days. Buries at Salford Men. Meeting-house.

[NI08680] possibly Barbara Fretz

[NI08868] Jacob Leatherman Jr. owned 141 acres of land in Bedminster Twp, 3 May 1767 - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford.

[NI08869] Her family name is not definitely known, but she must have been either a sister or a sister-in-law of Philip Jantz or Johns, since their son Henry's will mentiones "my uncle Philip Johns." Philip Jantz was also one of the witnesses to Jacob Ledterman's will.
(Leatherman Kin p. 648)

[NI08969] Herald of Truth - Dec. 1, 1886 p. 365 Obituaries:
RICKERT.- On the 5th of November, at the home of her son-in-law, Aaron Meyer, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., of palsy, widow Catharine Rickert, mother of Preacher Isaac Rickert, aged 87 years, 11 months and 3 days. The body was taken to her former residence with her son-in-law William Meyer, in Hilltown, where the funeral service was held.
Thou, mother dear, hast gone to rest,
To be with Jesus and the blest;
There to await our coming feet,
To walk with us the golden street. --S. G.

[NI09085] There is a tradition in the family that Michael Bergey's mind became deranged so that he was unable to conduct his personal affairs.

[NI09754] Known as "Good Christian," to distinguish him from his cousin Christian, son of Mathias & Anna Clemens Stauffer, who was known as "Little Christian."

[NI10282] 1880 VA census - Rockingham Co, Linville District, p. 478B, taken June 11:
Jacob Guile [G looks like a Z], 51, farmer; wife Mary, 47; dau Barbara, 24; son Joseph, 21. Next household is Jacob's brother Abraham.

Gospel Herald - Oct. 25, 1917, p. 559:
Geil.-Jacob Geil was born near New Market on the borders of Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties, in Virginia, Aug. 31, 1828; died at his home at Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., of the infirmities of age, on Sept. 2, 1917; aged 89 y. 2 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from early life and a deacon in that denomination for more than 57 years, having been ordained to that office with his home congregation at Brenneman's Church July 24, 1860. Up to the time of his death he was the oldest surviving member of the Virginia Conference by a margin of 17 years over all other members of that body. He was a staunch advocate of all the principles of doctrine held by the Church of his choice and in his modest and inobtrusive manner of life and gentle disposition, he had long become a model to those who are younger than himself. May the Lord comfort all those who most keenly feel the vacancy caused by his death in the Church, and the home in which he so long filled the place of husband, father, and grandfather. -- L. J. H.

[NI10283] Bucks and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania, 1682-1825 Land Records:
Patterson, Susannah, Date: Dec 18, 1735, Residence: Lancaster Co. , Land Record ID: 41015, Description: Grantor, Book-Page: B-310, Property: 200 acres Conestoga Manor, Remarks: DEED.

[NI10289] Bucks and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania, 1682-1825 Land Records:
Patterson, James, Date: Apr 10, 1749, Residence: of Donegal Twp., Land Record ID: 40774, Description: Grantor, Book-Page: A-65, Remarks: DEED.

[NI10323] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Franconia Twp.

[NI10325] 1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp, roll 1143, P.O.: Line Lexington, p. 243, taken June 17, 1860:
Daniel Hagy, 53, farmer; Elizabeth, 52; Enos, 24, shoe maker; Sarah, 22, tailoress; Elizabeth, 20, ditto; Catharine, 12

[NI10329] To distinguish him from his father Christian, son Christian was commonly known as "Shriner" (carpenter).

[NI10334] Gospel Herald - Jan. 3, 1967, pp 22-23:
Hunsberger, Joseph J., son of J. Martin and Emma (Jones) Hunsberger, was born at Skippack, Pa., June 27, 1890; died at Phoenixville (Pa.) Hospital, Nov. 1, 1966 aged 76 y. 4 m. 4 d. He was married to Mary Guntz, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and one son (Esther-Mrs. Nelson Clemmer, Ruth-Mrs. Elmer Petersheim, Lois-Mrs. George Yoder, Joseph M., and Ada-Mrs. Willard A. Geissinger), 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and 26 grandchildren. One brother, one sister, and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a member of the Providence Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 5, in charge of Jacob Kolb and Jesse Mack.

[NI10344] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp:
Joseph Crouthamel, 49, farmer; Lydia, 42, Mary Ann, 23, Mahlon, 10, Hillery (m), 8, Lydia, 6, Manda, 4.

[NI10370] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 264 - Abraham Hunsberger, 65, farmer; Anna 54, Abraham, 25, labourer; Enos 22, Hester 16, Anna 13. Fretz History doesn't include several of the children (Hester and Anna).

[NI10371] Herald of Truth - January 1864, p. 4:
On the 14th of September 1863; in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., Nancy, widow of Abraham Hunsberger, in the 70th year of her age. Ever ready to go, she waited long and patiently for the Master's coming. He came at last and took her home to rest in peace. I saw her a year ago, when her grandson, a boy of some thirteen years of age, had died, giving the most unmistakable evidience(sic) of a devoted Christian life, and a triumphant, happy death, when she said to me, "I had hoped that I could go before Ramadus, but it seems, it was not to be so." Thus resigned to "Our heavenly Fathers will," she kept her lamp brightly burning, until now that the bride groom hath come, and she has gone to be Him to the marriage feast. May we "also be ready" to go when the Master calls. --J.F.F.

[NI10374] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 265 - John Hunsberger, 45; Magdalena 35, [265b] Hester 3; Elizabeth Mires (Myers) 45, Jacob Mires 25.
Hunsberger p. 125 says John married Magdalena Wisler Moyer; Moyer p. 383 gives wife's name as Myers. Is his wife the daughter of Isaac & Christianna or the daughter of one of Isaac's brothers, Jacob or Henry?

Herald of Truth - May 1871, pp 78-79 Obituaries:
Hunsberger. - On the 16th of March, in Bucks county, Pa., JOHN HUNSBERGER, aged 66 years, 9 months and 12 days. He was buried on the 19th at Perquesee, where the services were conducted by John Allenbach, Isaac Moyer and Isaac Oberholtzer.

[NI10383] Herald of Truth - March 1867, pp 46-48:
On the 27th of January, in Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa., POLLY, widow of Christian MOYER, aged about 65 years. Buried at Perquesea Meeting-house. She was a much beloved sister in the Church.

[NI10405] Lancaster County family histories - usgenweb/pa - Hans Graf Descendants says Hans married 1st, abt 1683 in Alsace, unknown b abt 1663 d bef 1686; he married 2nd, 1687 in Alsace, Susan Orndorff b abt 1661 in Switzerland. This differs from the Wenger book.

[NI10407] Herald of Truth - Nov. 15, 1883, pp 348-349:
HORST. - October 23rd, near Shippensburg, Franklin county, Pa., Joseph Horst, aged 89 years, 9 months and 14 days. He was a faithful brother in the Mennonite Church, and formerly lived in Lancaster county. Funeral services by John Hunsecker, Peter Wadel and Philip Parret.

[NI10409] Herald of Truth - March 1, 1890, pp 75-77:
SHENK.-On the 19th of February, in Allen county, Ohio, of consumption, Rachel, wife of Daniel Shenk, aged 38 years, 1 month and 3 days. She was a daughter of Andrew and Jane Stemen. She was married to her surviving husband Dec. 9th 1875, and leaves four children, who with her sorrowing husband, her aged parents and ten brothers and sisters, sincerely mourn her early death; but they mourn not as those who have no hope. She was in declining health for several years, and toward the close of her life she manifested a strong attachment to her family and it seemed as though she could not give up to part with; but after a time the Lord gave her grace so that she could fully resign herself to His will who doeth all things well. When her husband expressed to her his anxious concern for her future welfare she looked him calmly in the face and said: "I have no fear." At another time she said she had long tried to serve the Lord, yet realized that she had made many mistakes but felt that God had forgiven her. She also expressed much concern for the spiritual welfare of her brothers and sisters. The day before her death she called her children to her bedside and told them she would soon have to leave them and that she was going to be with Jesus and little Jakie (a little son who had died), and how a few nights before she had seen Jesus and many other with him. She then admonished them to be good children so they could meet her in the good world. She also expressed a wish that her husband would keep them together with him and take good care of them and keep them dressed plain. When she found that death was at hand she bade farewell to her husband, children, and friends who were present extending her hand to each one. A little before she died her oldest sister asked her of she wanted water; she replied; no, I shall soon drink better water." She was a member of the Mennonite Church upward of twenty years. She was buried on the 21st at the Salem bury-ground where a large number of friends and relatives attended her funeral. Services were conducted J. F. Funk of Elkhart, Ind. from Jn. 14:1-3.

Herald of Truth - April 1, 1890, pp 108-109:
LINES. ---- By A. P. SHENK. On the death of Rachel, wife of Daniel Shenk, who died Feb. 19th 1890, in Allen county, Ohio.

O, husband dear, companion true,
How can I bear with you to part;
You've been so kind, so loving too-
To leave you surely grieves my heart.

My children too, so dear to me,
Will be so lonely when I'm gone,
With them and you no more to be,
It pains me, yet God's will done.

I fain would longer with you stay
And labor for your good and theirs;
Help lead them on the narrow way,
That they with Jesus might be heirs.

But since 'tis Jesus calls to me,
And bids me go with Him to live,
I will at once submissive be,
No longer I'll lament or grieve.

You need no longer care for me,
Nor bring me food, nor even think
To quench my thirst again, for see!
I've living water now to drink.

Husband, be faithful to your Lord;
Rely on Him for saving grace;
He will your faithfulness reward,
And bring you to that happy place.

Dear children, all be good and kind
And learn to love the Savior too.
Your father you must always mind,
And what he bids you, gladly do.

I'm going to that happy place
Where tears no more bedim the eyes;
Where glory beams on every face,
And where there are no more good-byes.

And now dear husband, children too,
Since I can here no longer stay,
I'll bid you, for awhile, adieu,
And take my flight to realms of day.

[NI10410] Herald of Truth - May 15, 1886, pp 158-159:
MUMAW ­ On the 24th of April, after a lingering illness of nearly two years, George Mumaw, aged 68 years and 14 days. Buried on the 27th at the Longenecker Church Burying-ground when appropriate remarks were made by Michael Rohrer and Henry Kilmer from John 11:25. Bro Mumaw was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church over forty years and died in the hope of a blessed immortality. The deceased was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., April 10th, 1818, and emigrated to Holmes county, Ohio, in 1830, where he was a resident fifty-six years. He was married to Barbara Freed in 1840, by whom he had one son who died in infancy. His wife, Barbara, died at the same time. He was married to Catharine Brenneman, in 1843, by whom he had eight children, seven of whom are still living. He was a kind husband and father, whose departure is mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

[NI10412] This may be the Peter Keller, age 24, listed in household of John G. Myers in the 1850 census for Plumstead Twp.

[NI10418] Herald of Truth - Dec. 1, 1886 p. 365 Obituaries:
NICE.- On the 26th of October, at Franconia, Bucks county, Pa., Catherine, widow of Preacher Henry Nice, aged 79 years, 10 months and 9 days. Many were present at the funeral to pay their last tribute of respect.
Our mother has gone to the mansions of rest,
From this world of trouble and sorrow and pain,
To that glorious home by the Deity blest,
Where the faithful who loved her shall meet her again. --S. G.

[NI10419] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 10 - (#5) Henry Nyce, 45, farmer; Catharine, 43; Jacob, 24, laborer; Elias, 21, blacksmith; Daniel, 19. student; Magdalena 17, Abraham 15, Barbara 13, Catharine 10, Elizabeth 3; (#6) Abraham Nyce, 70, Elizabeth, 65.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81A, taken June 8:
Henry Nice, 77, gentleman; wife Kate, 74; son Daniel, 49, farmer; dau Eliza [dau-in-law], 48; dau Lizzie [granddau], 23; dau Kate [granddau], 19; son Henry [grandson], 16; dau Sallie [granddau], 13

Herald of Truth - Nov. 1, 1883, pp 332-333:
NICE. - On the 9th of October, in Franconia township Montgomery county, Pa., of kidney disease. Pre. Henry Nice, of the Franconia Church aged 79 years, 6 months and 21 days.
Bro. Nice was born on the 18th of March 1804. In 1825 he was married to Catharine Gottshalk with whom he lived 58 years and who survives him. They were the parents of five sons and four daughters of which one son died before him.
He was chosen and ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite Church in 1839, and in this capacity served the Church over 44 years. He was faithful in his calling, and we believe we may justly say with Paul that he "kept back nothing that was profitable unto us. He preached with all diligence repentance to God, and faith in Jesus Christ, and we trust that he is guiltless of the blood of all men, for he held the souls of men very precious, especially those of his own household, and often with tears exhorted them He sought to be a true light in the world and a salt in the earth, and we may feel assured that his reward is with those who have come out of much tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
He was buried on the 13th at Franconia Meeting-house; a very large concourse of relatives and friends were assembled on the occasion. Services were held at the house by Andrew Mack and John Allebach, and at the meeting-house by Samuel Godshalk, Isaac Rickert, Isaac Oberholtzer and Josiah Clemmer from, Heb. 13:7. Peace to his soul.
Transcriber's notes: lack of punctuations left as in the original.

[NI10420] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 10

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 80C, taken June 7:
Jacob Godshall, 86, Gentleman; wife Kate, 73

[NI10421] "Balle" is Pennsylvania German for "Polly." Her name was Maria.

[NI10423] Is this Henry O. Detweiler?

[NI10427] Martin lived until 1800 in Franconia Township. He moved to New Britain Township, Bucks County, probably to his brother Henry's place, and may have married while there. He returned to Montgomery County in 1806 and settled with his wife Catherine in Upper Salford Township.

[NI10430] Herald of Truth - Sept. 27, 1909, pp 358-359:
Freed.-On Sept 10, 1907, in Montgomery Co. Pa., of paralysis, Mary, widow of Joseph Freed; aged 86 Y., 10 M., 15 D. See correspondence from Morwood, Pa.

September 26, 1907 - Correspondence from Morwood, PA
Herald of Truth, page 354.
Morwood, Montgomery Co., Pa., Sept. 18, 1907.- As it has pleased the Lord to come into our home and take away our aged mother and grandmother, Mary Freed, we have learned another lesson of the Lord's doings, though we know that whatsoever he doeth is well done. She lived over fourscore years, but was still able to wait on herself until Sept. 2, when she complained a little more than usual and at about half past eight o'clock she was overtaken with a stroke of paralysis and her right side, arm and limb were paralyzed, but the Lord was very gracious and preserved her speech and consciousness until nine o'clock on Sept. 10, during which time all her children and grandchildren were at her bedside. She passed away quietly at half past four o'clock, Sept. 10, 1907; aged 86 Y., 10 M., 15 D. She was born Oct. 25, 1820. She was the widow of the late Joseph Freed, father of Dea. J. A. Freed. She has always lived a life of purity and humility and was of a meek and lowly spirit. She spent all the time during her sickness in admonishing us and in prayer and song, which gives us the blessed hope that she is now among the redeemed in heaven. COR.

[NI10454] Wilhelm Strepers came to Pennsylvania on the "Concord," arriving in Philadelphia Oct. 6, 1683, one of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683.

[NI10517] Herald of Truth - September 1868, pp 143-144:
On wednesday, the 22d of July, in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pa., of infirmities of old age, ANNA DETWILER, widow of John Detwiler, deceased, aged 77 years, 11 months, and 19 days. On the following Saturday, her remains were buried in Gehman's burying-ground. Funeral sermons were delivered by D. Bergey and J. Allebach: by the former at the house of mourning, and by the latter at the burying-ground, from Phil. 1: 23, "Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better."

Kulp/Kolb book says John Detweiler married "Anna, daughter of Jacob and Anna Hunsicker." However, Jacob and Anna Hunsicker were married in 1795, and Anna was born in 1790.

[NI10518] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 48, taken Sept. 23:
Garret Hunsicker, 63, gentleman; Catherine Hunsicker, 61; Susanah Detwiler, 18

[NI10521] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 11 - next to Elizabeth's mother Catharine Shoemaker.

[NI10523] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 20, taken Aug. 27:
John Freed, 57, farmer; Catharine, 52; Jacob, 24, labourer; John, 13; John G. Freed, 8; Mary Conver, 15

[NI10524] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 20b, taken Aug. 27:
Jacob Kolb, 49, farmer; Anna, 43; Susanna, 19; Sarah, 17; Jonas, 11; William, 9; Jacob, 2

Listed next is Peter Kolb, age 44 - is this Jacob's brother? Kulp book doesn't have a Peter in this family.
1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 20b, taken Aug. 27:
Peter Kolb, 44, farmer; Catharine, 36; Jonas, 15, labourer; Charles, 13; John, 10; Abrm, 8; William, 5; Oliver, 2; Samuel Markley, 51, labourer

[NI10525] In 1880 Susanna, or "Annie," is listed in the household of her son-in-law Isaac Delp in Lower Salford Twp.

[NI10527] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81B, taken June 8, 1880:
Abraham Kulp, 74, Gentleman; wife Elizabeth, 72, Lady
Previous household is their son Jacob L. Kulp.

[NI10528] Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1882 pp 29-30 Obituaries:
KULP. - On Nov. 19th, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Abm. M Kulp. Her maiden name was Landis, aged 73 years, 1 month and 19 days. Services at the house by Henry Nice, and Christian Allabach at the meeting-house.

[NI10529] Herald of Truth - May 1872, pp 78-79:
On the 12th of March in Skippackville, Montgomery co., Pa., at the residence of C. G. Rosenberry, after a short illness of typhoid fever, Mary Hendricks, widow aged 70 yrs., 3 mos., and 2 days. Buried on the 16th, in the Towamencin grave-yard. Services at the house by J. Allebach, and at the meeting-house by H. S. Bower.

[NI10530] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 196 - Peter B. Hendricks, 51, farmer; Mary Hendricks, 46, Nathan Hendricks, 21, millright, Benjamin Hendricks, 14, Susanna Hendricks, 10, John Ackerman, 51, labourer.

Herald of Truth - July 1869, pp 111-112:
On the 26th of May, in the same place, of dropsy, Peter B. Hendricks, aged 70 years, 3 months and 7 days. Buried at Towamencin.

[NI10532] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 313A, taken June 28:
Joseph Schwartz, 64, Gentleman; wife Sallie, 70

[NI10533] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 27 - age 38, clock maker; also listed: Susanna Kulp, age 75 (William's mother); Sarah Kulp, age 40. Who is Sarah?

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 307B:
William Kulp, 69, farmer; wife Mary, 46; dau Emma, 18, seamstress; dau Lizzie, 17, seamstress; dau Sallie, 16, seamstress; dau Katie, 15; son Abraham S., 6; Frank A. Freed, other, 24, farm laborer

[NI10538] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 11 - also listed: Hannah Kolb, age 18; John Kolb, age 18.

[NI10540] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 10. Probably more children born between 1818 and 1826 who are married by 1850.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 80C, taken June 7:
Philip Swartley, 85, Gentleman; wife Anna, 80, Lady; dau Sarah, 44
The next household is their daughter Elizabeth and her husband George Reiff.

[NI10542] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 258 - Henry Kulp, 33, farmer; Abraham Kulp, 48, weaver; Catharine Kulp, 46; Sarah Kulp, 12; Elizabeth Kulp, 9; Catharine Kulp, 7; Jacob Kulp, 5; Sarah Kulp, 75; Elizabeth Gehman, 52.

[NI10550] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 258 - Sarah Kulp, age 75, listed with her sons Abraham and Henry and daughter Elizabeth Gehman.

[NI10557] Gospel Herald - Aug. 1, 1967, pp 698-699:
Haarer.- William Henry, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Emmert) Haarer, was born at Mancelona, Mich., Jan. 7, 1885; died at Froh Bros. Homestead, Sturgis, Mich., after an illness of 17 years, July 9, 1967; aged 82 y. 6 m. 2 d. On July 16, 1911, he was married to Fannie Eash, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Aldine C., Corona Weldy, Sylvester R., Leonard A., Mary Ellen Troyer, Paul W., David L., William H., Jr., and Samuel J.), 33 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mary Kauffman). He was a member of the Shore Church, where funeral services were held July 11, with Orvin H. Hooley, D. A. Yoder, and Homer J. Miller officiating.

[NI10559] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 239 - Simeon Musselman, 69, Henry Musselman, 30, Catharine Musselman, 2.

Herald of Truth - May 1871, pp 78-79 Obituaries:
Musselman. - On the 30 of March, in Bedminster, Bucks county, Pa. SIMEON MUSSELMAN, in the 80th year of his age. Buried at Perquesee. Services by Isaac Rickert, Isaac Moyer and others.

[NI10564] Kulp p. 241 puts Isaac Rickert b. Apr 7, 1819 md. Annie G. Stauffer in this family. Oberholtzer (Ford) p. 197 puts him in the family of Catharine Ruth & Isaac R. Rickert.

1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 239 - Daniel Rickert, 58, farmer; Elizabeth 57, Isaiah, 31, farmer; Daniel, 29, farmer; David 12; Hannah Myers 24. [Hannah married Daniel Jr. the following year.]

[NI10567] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 212:
Dilman Kulp, 36, farmer, Christena, 49, Jacob, 19, Isaac, 17, Mary Ann, 16, Catharine, 15, Elizabeth, 2.

[NI10568] Possibly sister of Isaac Rosenberger born abt 1796, on p. 212 of 1850 Hatfield Twp census.

[NI10570] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 243.

[NI10571] Herald of Truth - November 1868, pp 174-175:
On the 28th of September, at her residence in Hatfield township, Montgomery county, Pa., FANNY, wife of JOHN FRICK, aged 55 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was sick only four days. The last day of her life here below her mind was wandering to the heavenly land, where Jesus dwells. Her prayers and conversation were continually him and of him who alone can comfort and cheer us in the dying hour. She was buried on the 1st of October, on which occasion, a large concourse of relations and friends were present. Funeral discourses were delivered by Pre. Loux and Pre. Nice. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn their loss, but they have great reason to believe that their loss is her eternal gain.

[NI10573] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 212:
John Kline, 36, farmer, Ann, 34, Hannah, 12, Mary, 9, [next page] Susanna Kline, 8, John, 6, Emaline, 1; Susanna [can't make out last name - might be Sassaman], 20; Mary Kline, 79

[NI10583] Herald of Truth - Feb. 15, 1883, pp 60-61:
ZIGLER.-On January 22nd, in Waterloo tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister Esther Zigler, wife of the late Jacob Detwiler. Born in Montgomery Co., Pa., aged 88 years and 2 months. Buried on the 25th at Dumfries (Hallman's) Meeting house. Funeral sermon by Noah Stauffer and John McNelly from Phil. 1:21; Hebrew 11: and part of verse 5.

[NI10587] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 2.

[NI10588] Herald of Truth - Feb. 15, 1896, pp 61-62:
WENGER - On the 5th of January 1896, at the home of her oldest son, Deacon J.Z. Kolb, near Berlin, Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. Jonas Wenger, aged 84 years, 5 days. Sister Wenger was born in the 31st of December 1811 near Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pa., and in the year 1816 she emigrated with her parents, Bro. and Sister Dilman and Kate (Schwartz) Ziegler to the then wilds of Upper Canada. On the 2nd of Nov. 1829 she was united in matrimony to Bro. Abraham Kolb who died in 1874. This union was blessed with four sons and three daughters, all of whom except one son are still living. In 1881 she was married to Bro. Jonas Wenger, who now survives her. She also leaves 44 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Sister Wenger was a devoted Christian and a faithful, zealous worker in the Mennonite church since her youth. She saw our congregations in Canada grow from their organization to the present time and always took deep interest in religious work. In homes where sickness and sorrow prevailed she was ever ready to render substantial aid and administer comfort, and when death came to her at last, after a long and busy life, she passed away peacefully and quietly, gathered as the shock of grain, fully ripened, into the heavenly Master's garner. Her remains were laid to rest on the 8th in the C. Eby cemetery, Berlin. Funeral services by Elias Weber at the house and by Noah Stauffer and Isaac Wambold at the meeting house.

[NI10589] Herald of Truth - November 1866, p. 92:
On Monday the 1st of October, in Upper Providence township, Montgomery County, Pa., Elizabeth, wife of Dea. John Gotwals, aged 74 years and 7 months. She was buried on the 4th at Providence Meeting-house. The funeral sermon was preached by John Umstead at the house and by John Hunsberry and Abm. Wismer at the M. H. Text, 2 Tim. 4: 7, 8. She was a beloved sister and we hope our loss is her eternal gain. --J. B. T.

[NI10590] I'm guessing that the John Gotwals husband of Elizabeth Ziegler is the same as John D. Gotwals son of Abraham & Magdalena. (Jan. 2003)

[NI10592] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 197, taken Sept. 28:
George Frederic [looks like Frederis], 55, farmer; Catharine, 45; Benjamin, 16; Eliza, 12; Franklin, 10; Jesse, 8; Jacob, 6; Deborah, 4

[NI10606] Herald of Truth - April 1, 1883 pp 108-109 Obituaries:
HACKMAN.-February 22nd, in Franconia township, Montgomery Co., Pa., Mary, wife of Enos Hackman, maiden name Wagner, aged 65 years, 8 months and 23 days. Interred at Franconia. Services at the house by Joseph Clemmer and Jacob Gehman, at the meeting-house by Henry Nice and Jacob Loux. Text, Amos 4:12.

[NI10613] I attached Tobias to the family of Abraham H. Nyce & Magdalena Landes due to location (Franconia), and date of birth fits. Need to confirm this.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 13 - same page as John Nyce, age 73, and his son William, age 28, and next to Abraham Nyce, age 26, who I assume is a son of Tobias.

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 178, taken June 19: In the household of their son Elias Nice.

[NI10630] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp. (roll 299), p. 29 - Jacob Gotshall Jr., next to his parents and his brother Dillman. Jacob Shatz, age 16, is listed in this household as a labourer.

Herald of Truth - March 1, 1888, pp 76-77:
GODSHALL. - On the 19th of January, in Telford, Montgomery Co., Pa., of palsy, Jacob [Transcriber's note: begin page 77] Godshall, aged 73 years, 11 months and 1 day. Buried on the 23d at the Upper Skippack Church. Services by Abel Horning and Jacob Mensch.

[NI10632] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp. (roll 799), p. 29 - Dillman Gotshall, age 54. Also listed in this household is his daughter Barbara, age 26, her husband Christian Souder, age 29, and their children.

[NI10634] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 36a:
David Gotshall, 40, farmer; Isabela, 37; Jacob, 15; Catherine, 12; Abraham, 6; Harriette, 4; David, 9/12; Catherine Custer, 46

[NI10647] He married Esther first and then Elizabeth OWENS (in 1802?). He was a clock maker. He owned land in Towamencin (1760-65) and later in Philadelphia where he kept a small clockmaker's shop. Some of his clocks still exist. This man is assumed to have been named for his paternal GrandFather. (source: Harry Adams, Bedminster PA)

I have his marriage to Elizabeth Owens found in Pennsylvania Marriage Licenses, 1769-1776: Dec 18, 1770 - license issued.

[NI10652] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p 295 - Harman Godshalk, age 83, in the household of George Kline age 34, Carpenter, and Mary Kline age 36 [Harman's daughter].

[NI10661] HSMC Volume IX, p. 38 gives Barbara's parents as Rev Jacob Funk and Anna, widow of Bastian Benner
Internet has Barbara's parents as Henry Funk and Anna Meyer
Oberholtzer/Ford (pg. 59) says Barbara married Christian Souder; HSMC says Jacob Souder.
Gail noticed this conflict when she got Souder info. from a Freed book. Further research needed.

[NI10665] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758), p. 259

[NI10666] This is possibly the Elizabeth Eckert, age 50, listed in the 1850 census for Rockhill Twp in the household of Hannah More, age 41. Her husband Jacob died in 1849. Hannah More could be Jacob's sister Hannah who married Jacob Zeigenfuss in 1852. Since she was born in 1806, she could have been married prior to 1852. The household listed just above her in the census is John C. Eckert, age 39, farmer; Caroline, 39; Adaline, 8. John was the son of John and Catharine (Coffel) Eckert.

I'm not sure about this, since there should be several children listed with Elizabeth, including Angeline. But the children could have been parceled out - Lydia Eckard, age 14, shows up in the household of Henry & Barbara Stover in Bedminster Twp.

There is also an Eliza Eckard, age 35, in the Bedminster census with a daughter Lavina age 2. This could be Jacob's widow Elizabeth.

[NI10667] This is possibly the Sarah Eckert, age 11, who is listed in the household of John & Mary Landes in the 1850 census for Bedminster Twp.

[NI10671] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 250 - Lydia Eckard, age 14, is listed in the household of Henry Stover, age 32, and his wife Barbara (Worman), age 29, and their dau. Emaline age 5.

[NI10675] In the 1850 census for Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (p. 180), Eve Eckert, age 76, is listed in the household of her daughter Caroline and son-in-law John R. Lutz.

There was a Jesse Ahlum in the 1850 census for Rockhill Twp, and a Jessee (age 56) & Elizabeth Allem in Bedminster Twp. Also Isaac Allem, age 93, in Bedminster.

[NI10676] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (roll 759) p. 176 - Enos Eckert, age 49, is listed in the household of Elias & Sophia Nace. Also listed is Mary Winholt, age 18.

[NI10682] Donna Basinger's site (ancestry.com) says he was born about 1746 in Zweibruchen, Germany.

[NI10686] In the 1850 census for Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (p. 181), Mary (Eckert) Kramer, age 63, is listed in the household of her son Abraham Kramer, age 26.

[NI10689] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (roll 759) p. 180 - John Eckert, age 66; Reuben, age 17; Catharine Snyder, age 42. It's possible Reuben is a grandchild.

[NI10692] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (roll 759) p. 180 - Samuel's brother Arbaham, age 57, is listed in this household.

[NI10693] In the 1850 census for Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp, Abraham, age 57, laborer, is listed in the household of his brother Samuel.

[NI10694] Elisabeth Keller buried Tohickon Union (p K42), b Mar 31, 1808 d Jun 24, 1837 - a born Eckertin. Alan Eckert's website said she married Jacob Dice. Which Keller did she marry?

[NI10704] In the 1850 census for Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (p. 181), Mary Eckert, age 62, is listed in the household of her son Leonard, age 25.

[NI10705] Marriage record says Elisabeth Williams.

[NI10712] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (roll 759) p 179. John Adam Winhold, age 68, and Henry Winhold, age 62, are also on this page.

[NI10713] This is possibly the Samuel Keller, age 14, listed in the household of Augustus and Elizabeth Smith in the 1850 census for Haycock Twp.

[NI10714] This is probably the Abraham Keller, age 26, listed in the 1850 census for Plumstead Twp.

[NI10715] 1709 Gerolsheim Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p. 14)
Farm 5: Andreas Schwarz, age 34
Christina Schwarz, age 32
Abraham Schwarz, age 8
Hans Schwarz, age 6
Andreas Schwarz, age 3
Susanna Schwarz, age 1

Palatine Mennonite Census Lists, 1664-1793
p. 20 - 1717, folio 18, Mennonists who have lived in the Oberamt Neustadt during the past year of 1716, in Friesenheim:
Michael Moselmann
Hans Jakob Hiestand
Hans Buechsel's widow
Abraham Eicher
Hans Ley
Matthis Pliem (Bluem)
Christian Staufer
Andreas Kaufmann
Andreas Schwartz
Samuel Oberholtzer
Jakob Mellinger
Jakob Hertzler
In 1724, Andreas Schwartz is not listed in Friesenheim, nor does he appear on any other list - possibly he has died by this time.

[NI10717] Is this the Jacob Schwartz, 1780, buried at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, east section (p C37)? A Johannes Schwartz is buried nearby, 12 Apr 1___ [year broken off]. See when John Black's will was written and proved - maybe this is Abraham's son John. There is also a Jacob Schwarz, 16 Dec 1778, listed on p C35 after Abraham Schwartz 1701 - 2 May 1785 and Abraham Schwarz 26 Sep 1827. If this is Jacob son of Abraham, who is the Jacob who died in 1780?

[NI10721] Isaac was deeded 20 acres situated in Franconia and about 32 acres in Lower Salford Twp. in his father Andreas' will.

[NI10726] 1790 PA Census, Bucks Co p 46, lists Christian along with his brothers Andrew and Jacob. In his household are 2 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 3 females.

[NI10727] 1790 PA Census, Bucks Co p 46, lists Andrew along with his brothers Christian and Jacob. In his household are 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 2 females.

[NI10746] She is possibly a daughter of John Funk of Hilltown Twp who died in 1807.

[NI10750] Herald of Truth - March 1865, pp 23-24:
On the same day very suddenly in Clinton Township, of dropsy in the chest, Isaac Moyer, aged 68 years, 1 month, and 26 days. --M. F. RITTENHOUSE.

[NI10751] Herald of Truth October 1876 p. 175 Obituaries:
July 23 rd, in Clinton twp., Niagara District, C.W., ELIZABETH MOYER (maiden name Swartz), wife of Abraham T. Moyer , aged upwards of 70 years. Consigned to mother earth in the old Clinton burying-ground, where words of comfort and edification were presented by Abraham Hunsberger. How is with you mother?
Are you at rest?
Are you safely in heaven, mother,
With the blest.

[NI10757] Herald of Truth - January 1873, pp 14-15 Obituaries:
On the 25th of October, in the church at the Twenty, in Lincoln county, Ont., MARY, wife of Abraham KRATZ, aged 63 years, 9 months, and 6 days. Funeral discourse by Abraham Hunsberger from 1 Cor. 15:1-7. We hope she died in peace. She leaves a husband and a number of children to mourn their loss.

[NI10759] They emigrated to Canada in 1799; settled in Lincoln Co., Ont. In 1801 the first Mennonite church was established in Canada known as Moyer's church. Of this church he was ordained minister the same year, 1801, and consequently was the first mennonite minister in Canada. (Kratz p. 14)

[NI10779] Herald of Truth - Sept. 1, 1892, pp 268-270:
SWARTZ. ­ On the 1st of August, 1892, in Plumstead, Bucks Co., Pa., John D. Swartz, aged 74 years, 3 months and 7 days. Buried at Deep Run on the 5th.
"For me to die is truly gain,
My trials they were sore;
But now with Christ I shall remain
Where trials come no more.

'Twas my desire as pilgrim here
To meet my Savior there;
There with the blood washed saints appear,
With them heaven's joys to share."

[NI10783] Gospel Herald - May 14, 1963, pp 423-424:
Allebach, Maggie D., daughter of William and Sara (Detweiler) Godshall, was born in Salford Twp., Pa., March 30, 1875; died at her home, Hatfield, Pa., April 5, 1963; aged 88 y. 6 d. On April 12, 1902, she was married to Leidy K. Allebach, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Abram and Raymond), 2 daughters (Hannah G. and Margaret-Mrs. Chester Myers), 13 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jacob H. Kratz, who died in 1896, and a daughter, Mary Ellen (Kratz) Derstein. She was a member of the Plains Church, where funeral services were held April 11, in charge of John E. Lapp, J. C. Clemens, and Wayne Kratz.

[NI10784] Gospel Herald - Sept. 24, 1968, pp 871-872:
Allebach.- Leidy K., son of Abram C. and Sarah (Kulp) Allebach, was born at Hatfield, Pa., Nov. 27, 1873; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Aug. 29, 1968; aged 94 y. 9 m. 2 d. He was married to Maggie D. Godshall, who died in 1963. Surviving are 4 children (Abram G., Raymond, Hannah, and Margaret-Mrs. Chester Myers), 10 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Plains Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 1, with John Lapp, Ivins Steinhauer, and Henry Yoder officiating.

[NI10795] 1850 VA census - Barbour Co (roll 935), 5th District, p. 68:
Paschal Jones, 45, farmer; Anna, 43; Susan, 20; Isaac, 18; Elliott, 15; John, 13; (p. 68b) Hannah, 12; Hettie, 9; David, 6; George, 2

[NI10825] co-founder of Salford Mennonite Church with brother Abraham

[NI10826] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 33a - George Reiff, 57, farmer; Mary, 55; Jacob, 26, farmer; Anna, 17; Rebecca Johnson, 15; Samuel Fread, 13.

[NI10845] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Hanover Twp.

[NI10852] From a photocopy of all the Johnson Families. Apparently Claes is the son of Conrad.
source: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/simunye/G0000063.html#I1817

[NI10866] I had Peter DeWees as the father of Cornelius, William and Wilhelmina - not sure where I got that from.

History of the DeWees family:
(pp 79-80) Garret deWees, a native of Zaandan, Holland, gave the following history:
In 1563 there was born in Dortrecht, Holland, Jan Pietre, the only son of his parents who died when he was very young. He was adopted by a family who gave him the surname of deWees, which being anglicized means the Orphan. Garrett Hendricks DeWees emigrated from Lieuwarden, Friesland, Holland, to New York in 1688 and moved on to Germantown in 1690.
(from The DeWees Family, Harriet B. LaMunyan, Norristown PA 1905)

[NI10883] 1709 Hasselbach Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 21)
At Zimmerhof, Farm 6
Jacob Fretz, age 37
wife
daughters?
Jacob Fretz, age 11
Markus Fretz, age 9
Hans Fretz, 5
Christian Fretz, new born

[NI10887] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 192, taken Sept. 16:
John Drake, 58, farmer; Barbara Drake, 55; Eliza Ann Drake, 18; Jesse Lewis, 16, farmer
Their daughter Eliza Ann, age 18, may be the Eliza Ann Drake who married Mahlon Godshalk.

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 1145, PO: Kulpsville, p. 521, taken June 23, 1860:
John Drake, 69, farmer; Barbara, 64

Herald of Truth - September 1867, pp 143-144:
On the 21st of June, in Towamencin Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., JOHN DRAKE, aged 76 years and 5 days. He was buried at Towamencin Meeting-house. Funeral sermon was preached by Henry Nice and S. M. K. Huber.

[NI10889] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 15, taken Oct. 10:
Christian Souder, 73, farmer; Elizabeth, 68
Next household is their daughter Elizabeth.

[NI10891] I am guessing that this Abraham Schwarz, died Sep 26, 1827, is the son of Abraham 1701-1785, because he is buried right next to him.

Abraham Jr. is included on a list of people who did not practice with the local rebel militia in 1775, from Bedminster Twp.

[NI10896] Originally I had Jacob and Elisabeth Greder as parents of Jacob, Martin and Barbara. According to Davis's list of the 1709 Steinsfurt Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 40), parents are Michael and Margaret Greder.

[NI10901] Emigrated to Lincoln County, Ontario in 1800, to the Talbot District, Elgin County, Ontario in 1810.

From letters written by CB 17J,1 Robert Freeman Hunsberger Martin:
(CB 1) Christian Hunsberger, who married Agnes Meyer and removed to Canada in 1800, already had a large family. This Christian must have been born some time near 1760. I understand he got his wife at Hilltown, Pa., or thereabouts, and in all probability lived not far away.
(1925) ... I am in my 65th year, a son of Elizabeth, the youngest daughter of Christopher, who was a son of Christian Hunsberger Hunsberger and Agnes Meyer. They came to the Niagara Peninsula, near Jordan, when they were 40 years of age, ... In ten years they removed west about a hundred miles to the Talbot Settlement and remained there until the end of their lives.

[NI10923] Heckler says this Peter was probably a brother to Claus.

Custer Family p. 170: The date of Peter Johnson's arrival in Pennsylvania is unknown. Perhaps he should be included in the list of the original settlers of Germantown, for in his will of Oct. 8, 1717, William Streipers, one of the 12 proprieters who settled that town in 1683, made the following bequest: "I give and bequeath to my son Peter Jansen the 250 acres he already is possessed of."

Boorse Family p. 11: It is interesting to note that the oldest son of William Streypers adopted the name of Peter Janson (that of his ancestor).

[NI10929] I think this is the Elizabeth Benner, age 74, in the household of John Halderman, age 50, in the 1850 Chester Co PA census for North Coventry Twp, p. 170. John Halderman is listed with his wife Rebecca, 45, and children Isaac, 22, Nathan, 20, Ann Amelia, 18, Catharine, 16, and Cellelia (?), 14. The next household is John Halderman, 33; Catharine, 29, Samuel, 7, etc. I have this John as son of Benjamin Halteman. Not sure of the connection between these families.

HSMC Bulletin, Vol. VIII No. 4 April 1953 p. 289 says this Elizabeth died before 1825 and John Benner married second Elizabeth in 1825. I think John's wife Elizabeth is one person who was still living in 1850.

[NI10930] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 206b, taken Aug. 27:
Abraham Benner, 68, farmer; Sarah Benner, 64; Rachel Benner, 20; Abraham Benner, 21, carpenter; Jonas Reed, 22, carpenter; John Yocum, 10

[NI10931] transcribed as Crow on the church record

[NI10935] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 15, taken Oct. 10:
Christian Benner, 58, farmer; Sarah, 55; Isaac, 21, carpenter; Tobias, 19, laborer; Mary Benner, 60; (cont. on next page) Catharine Benner, 57

[NI10942] I had Martin as a son of Isaac Kolb and Molly Kraut. (Information came from a website - http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/simunye/genealogy.html.) Kulp History p. 69 only lists two children in this family - Isaac and Ann. Page 49 lists him as a son of David Kolb and Elizabeth Shutt, also says that he married Mary Ann Slough. Levering Family History (p. 179) and Andreas Swartz Descendants (p. 81) say this was Mary Ann Swartz.

This isn't the right family for Sylvanus Kulp:
1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 191, taken Sept. 14:
Martin Kulp, 30, farmer; Catharine Kulp, 28; Mary Kulp, 7; Abm Kulp, 4

This is the right family for Sylvanus:
1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 46, taken Sept. 19:
Martin Kolb, 31, sadler; Sarahann Kolb, 21; Silvana, 1; Charles Zollers, sadler

[NI10944] He met with a sudden death, slipping from his wagon and sustaining internal injuries which caused his demise the same night. (History of Bucks County p. 680)

[NI10953] Ruth Genealogy - The Ruth Families p. 314 says he married Elizabeth Ruth.

[NI10957] Henry Krout owned 97 acres of land in Bedminster Twp, 6 Nov 1750 - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford.
Henry Krout owned 194 acres of land in Bedminster Twp - see map p. 2, Oberholtzer/Ford.
Are these the same person?

[NI10962] His name appears in the tax list for Perkiomen in 1734.

[NI10972] In 1858 he moved to Forreston, IL. In 1870 he moved to Osage City, KS. Osage was only 6 months old at this time. His wife at this time was named Barbara. His obit was in the Osage City Free Press on 8-7-1890. He was married 3 times. Elizabeth must be Barbara. (Michael James Miller database on ancestry.com)

[NI10974] Need to confirm that Mary who married Johannes Biehn was daughter of Arnold.

[NI10979] I'm guessing that Margaret is the daughter of Peter Freed who married John Bean. Peter Freed died in 1790; his will, dated Oct. 29, 1784, names his two sons-in-law David Longaker and John Bean as executors.

[NI11009] Did Anna marry Joseph SELLEN Tyson or Joseph NASH Tyson? Joseph Nash Tyson was closer in age.

[NI11029] From somewhere I got that John G. Metz married Lizzie Stauffer.

Herald of Truth - Jan. 10, 1907, p. 20:
Metz.-Bro John G. Metz of Towamencin Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., died of obstructions of the bowels on Dec. 31, 1906; aged 65 Y., 2 M., 23 D. He attended church services on Christmas day and in the afternoon complained of not feeling well. Medical aid was summoned, but he grew worse until death relieved him. He is survived by a sorrowing widow and one daughter (wife of Isaac Kulp) and four grandchildren. Funeral was held at the Towamencin meeting-house on Jan. 5, 1907. Interment at the adjoining cemetery.

[NI11033] Recorded on a separate sheet of paper in the fmaily bible: "My brother Jacob Metz died in the state of Ohio July 11, 1840, buried ar Nol's Grave Yard, Ohio."

[NI11036] Gail and Phil Wenger have the family Bible.
Notes from family Bible: May God give us His mercy so that we may live together in peace, love and unity and keep to His ways until a holy end in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (translated from German by Susanne Lind, 1996).

Try Towamencin or Methacton for Catherine's ancestors (Phil's guess).

[NI11072] Herald of Truth - July 1, 1882 pp 205-206 Obituaries:
DELP.- June 12th, in Montgomery Co., Pa., ______ widow of Geo. Delp, in the 81st year of her age. She was buried on the 14th at Franconia.

Herald of Truth - July 15, 1882 pp 221-222 Obituaries:
DELP.- On the 10th of June, in Hatfield, Montgomery Co., Pa., Catharine, widow of George Delp, aged 80 years, 9 months and 9 days. Buried at Franconia.

[NI11079] Herald of Truth - July 1, 1891, pp 206-207:
KRUPP. - On the first of June, at the residence of his son-in-law Simon Fetters, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of paralysis, Joseph Krupp, aged two days less than 78 years. He had been enjoying usual health until the day he died. He had been feeling more than ordinary well the previous evening. On Monday morning he felt ill, became worse during the day, and died in the evening. He was born in Bucks Co., Pa., and came to Ind., many years ago. His funeral was largely attended. Services were held at the Yellow Creek church, by George Lambert and D. Brenneman.

[NI11083] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 15b, taken Oct. 10:
Henry Souder, 42, no occupation; Hannah, 35; William, 14; Edmam, 12; Elizabeth, 9; Mary, 6; Frederick, 4; Henry, 1; John Beltz, 29, laborer

Herald of Truth - Oct. 1, 1897, pp 301-302:
SOUDER - On the 28th of August, 1897, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Henry Souder, aged 89 years, 11 months and 27 days. Buried in the Souderton Mennonite burying grounds. Funeral services by Abel Horning at the house, and by M.R. Moyer and Christian Allebach at the meeting house. Text, Isa. 38:1.

[NI11084] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 19, taken Aug. 25:
Enos Hunsberger, 34, farmer; Elizabeth, 32; Catharine, 9; Samuel, 7; Jonas, 5; Elizabeth, 4; William, 2; Anna, 3/12

[NI11089] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8.

[NI11119] Hans Michael Schwenk was born in the Rhine Valley, and came to America on the ship "Jamaica Galley," arriving Phila on 7 Feb 1739, Robert Harrison, Commander, sailing from Rotterdam (this fact is recorded in I.D. Rupp's Thirty Thousand Names, p 131, names of foreigners who took the Oath of Allegiance, Penn. Archives, Second Series, Vol. XVII, pp 179, 183.) That would make him 43 years of age when he first stepped on American soil.

There were 320 passengers on board, but only the names of males over the age of 16 years, 89 in number, are given in the ship's passenger roster. The other 231 were women and children. On the official list of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania we find the names of "Hans Michael Swinck" and "Adam Schwinck", but on the original list, as made up by the authorities at Rotterdam before sailing, we find that "Michael Swenk" was 50 years of age and "Adam Swenk" was 18 years of age. Accompanying Hans Michael were his wife Mary Elizabeth and sons Jacob, George and Nicholas (according to records of Enos Schwenk, Schwenksville, PA). It is possible that Adam was a son who, being over 16 years of age, was registered, while the other three were under that age. But this doesn't answer the discrepancy in Hans Michael's age (43 vs. the recorded 50).

Actually, there is some confusion about when Hans Michael arrived in America. One record is as above (Jamaica Galley in 1739), while another shows him (as age 45) aboard the "Lydia," James Allen, Master, which arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam on 29 Sep 1741, accompanied by Hans Jacob, age 16 (presumably his son).

There's yet another discrepancy regarding his age. Old Goshenhoppen Church records show that he died on 20 Feb 1773, at the age of 71 years, 11 months, 9 days. Accordingly, he would have been born on 11 Mar 1701 rather than 11 Mar 1696.

[Note: According to Strassburger and Hinke's "Pennsylvania German Pioneers," many times ages were estimated by the person making up the passenger lists.]

It's very possible that Hans Michael made both voyages, coming the first time in 1739, deciding he was, indeed, going to settle in America, and returning to Germany to escort the rest of his family back to America in 1741.

[Most of the account in these notes comes from either "The Schwenk Family History" or "Strassburger and Allied Families of Pennsylvania." In my own research, I've just come across two additional records of a Michael Schwenk aboard ships from Rotterdam to Pennsylvania: Michael Shwenck was aboard the Ship Marlborough, Thomas Bell, Master, which arrived in Philadelphia on 23 Sep 1741; and Hans Michael Swink was aboard the Halifax, Capt. Thomas Coatam, which arrived in Philadelphia on 22 Oct 1754. Unfortunately, only the Michael Schwenk aboard the Jamaica Galley signed his own signature, the other three making 'their mark' in lieu of a full signature, so signatures can't be compared to determine identity. Additionally, on the St. Andrew from Rotterdam to Philadelphia, arriving 2 Oct 1741, were passengers Nicholas Swenk (age 50) and Lorentz Swenk (age 18). So, all in all, the research into the roots of the Schwenks of Pennsylvania is not close to being finished. See also the notes for Hans Michael's brother, Jacob.)

Very little is known about Hans Michael Schwenk. On 16 Apr 1747 he bought of David Heebener and his wife Mary a tract of 100 acres of land in Frederick Twp, then in Philadelphia Co., but now in Montgomery Co. PA. The Old Goshenhoppen Creek ran through the eastern end of this land. On 2 Jan 1752, Michael Schwenk and his wife Mary conveyed this farm to their son George Schwenck. The deed to Michael Schwenk is not recorded, the recital of this transfer being found in a deed from George Schwenck and his wife Fronica to Henry Boyer of this same farm some 20 years later (Deed Book #13, p 185, Norristown PA). The deed can also be found on p 15 of The Schwenk History Book.

Following is the genealogy of Hans Michael Schwenk's land:
John Penn, Thomas Penn, and Richard Penn, Proprietors and Governors of Pennsylvania patented 100 acres in Frederick Twp. to David Heebner in May 1736, who with his wife Mary indentured on 15 and 16 Apr 1747 to Michael Schwenk, who on 2 Jan 1752 with his wife Mary indentured the land to George Schwenck, who on 4 Apr 1761 with his wife Fronica indentured the land to Henry Boyer, who on 7 Jun 1776 with his wife Magdelena granted the land to Yost Hollibush, who on the 14th of Oct 1778 with his wife Mary Elizabeth granted the land to Paul Bowers who died 4 Feb 1782 and on 17 Apr 1782, in his will empowered his executors, George Swenk, Charles Bower and Elizabeth Bower to sell the land at public auction.

Special Note: On 1 Jun 1749, Christopher Saur, publisher of the Germantown Newspaper, The Pennsylvaniche Brietesche, inserted this notice in the issue of that date: "The printer has a letter for Michael Schwenk, in Schipback." (Probably today's Skippack.)
(Henry S. Dotterer, The Perkiomen Region, Vol. III, p 35.)

(Hans) Michael Schwenk and his wife Mary Elizabeth were members of the Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran Church, situated in Upper Salford Twp. Michael Schwenck died February 20, 1773, aged seventy one years, eleven months and nine days. His wife died July 4, 1775, aged seventy years, nine months, less five days. They were both probably buried in the church yard adjoining the church. There is no will on record nor were any letters of administration issued at the time of his death. (Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran Church Records, Perkiomen Region, Vol. iii, p 36)

From The Norristown Daily Herald, 2 Sep 1926:
"Hans Michael Schwenk, a young German, landed in Philadelphia 20 Sep 1741, and plunged into the wilderness soon after to establish a home. He reached the Perkiomen, and was so charmed with the country thereabouts that he decided to settle there. The Indians, however, had different ideas, and they got after Hans, who sprinted along this Branch Creek trying to duck the arrows, and...an arrow took off part of his right ear; he got away without further damage, however. His desire for land was as great as ever, so when his ear got well, he sought his pursuers in friendly spirit and for a few trinkets, purchased from them all the land for miles on both sides of the creek. He thrived and became the ancestor of all the numerous Schwenks that still live in the region and many others who have moved away. His body lies in a little cemetery back in the hills. Next week his descendents are going to have a family reunion up on Spring Mount, within a few miles of where he lost part of his ear."

[NI11141] John Bergey was witness to several wills, including John Godschalk of Hatfield Township, dated 14 May, 1759; Jacob Oberholtzer of Hatfield Township, dated 18 January, 1762; Abraham Cassel of Upper Salford Township, dated 18 January, 1776; John Oberholtzer of Upper Salford Township, dated 28 February, 1776; Abraham Clemens of Lower Salford Township, dated 9 March, 1776; and Peter Freed of Lower Salford Township, dated 29 October, 1789.

[NI11143] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 26 (next to their son Abraham) - Jacob Price, 60, farmer; Mary 58, Catharine 27, Jacob, 20, labourer.

[NI11146] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 13 - listed with their daughter Deborah, age 21. Next household is their son William.

[NI11149] 1850 PA census - Mifflin Co, Menno Twp (roll 797) p. 224b - Yost Yoder, age 27, Nancy, 31.

[NI11164] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800), p. 206 - Henry Overholtzer, 69, Catharine, 66, Catharine, 30, Henry Godshalk, 16.

[NI11165] Davis in Emigrants vol. 3, p. 220, says Elisabeth Landis d/o Yellis Landis & Elizabeth Kolb married Jacob Cassel.
See "The Daughters of Peter Kolb (d. 1748) of Skippack Township," MHEP Nov. 1997, p. 10:
Apparently Elizabeth Landes (unmarried), daughter of Yellis and Elizabeth, had died by 1811; we find an Elizabeth Landes (d. March 1808) buried at Lower Skippack Mennonite Cemetery, next to an Isaac Landes (d. 1808) who is probably her brother. This same Elizabeth Landes, a single woman, has estate settlement papers on file at Montgomery County Archives. (MHEP Nov. 1997 p. 10)
So this Elizabeth Landes, spouse of Jacob Cassel, is probably NOT the daughter of Yellis & Elizabeth Landis.

Elizabeth Cassel is listed in the household of her son Elias in the 1850 census for Franconia Twp (p. 3).

[NI11173] Price Genealogy (p 62) says Rudolph was born while his parents were on the journey to America.

[NI11191] If Jorg married Barbara Schaufelberger before 1636, then Hans Jagli was a son of Jorg & Barbara, not Jorg & Anna.

[NI11200] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 65b:
Samuel Coffman, 28, laborer; Frances, 25; John, 1

Herald of Truth - Oct. 1, 1894, pp 302-303:
Coffman.-Bishop Samuel Coffman of Rockingham, Co., Va., was born in Greenbrier Co., (now West) Virginia, June 2d, 1822, and died August 28th, 1894, aged 72 years, 2 months and 26 days. He came to Rockingham Co., Va., in the spring of 1847. On the 11th of November of the same year he was married to Frances Weaver, daughter of Bro. Samuel Weaver, who as a young man had emigrated from Lancaster Co., Pa., and settled near Harrisonburg, Va. On the 1st of September, 1848, Samuel Coffman was received into membership in the Mennonite congregation near Harrisonburg. In July, 1853, he was ordained to the ministry. In the spring of 1861 he was chosen bishop of the Middle District of Virginia. From this time till his death he had the responsibility of caring for the congregations in this district. The burden of his duties was at times a very heavy one, which is well known to the writer. Frequently did he hear him tell what his predecessor, Martin Burkholder, had said to him on one occasion. Bro. C. had been telling of the serious responsibilities that the work of the ministry placed upon him, when his senior brother said, "My brother, you do not know anything yet of the weight of responsibilities. Should it be your lot ever to bear the burden I have on me, then you might have some reason to complain." It was only a few years until the responsibilities of Bro. Burkholder fell on him. He said, "It was only then that I fully felt the force of the truth uttered by Bro. Burkholder." As time passed and the church grew in numbers the heavier became the burden of responsibility, and the more severe his trials. Often was he seen before his congregation trembling and shedding tears, and was heard to tell of sorrow of heart and sleepless nights occasioned by the heavy duties devolving upon him. The writer heard him say that had it not been for a faithful body of ministers and deacons, his devoted companion who stood by him, and still more, the mighty hand of God that sustained him, he could not possibly have borne the burden. During his last illness, when he saw that the probability was that he would soon be called away from his congregation and his earthly labors, the welfare of the church and the interest he felt for her lay heavily upon his mind. His conversation in his rational moments was mostly concerning matters pertaining to the church. When his ministering brethren visited him this was usually the theme of his conversation. He admonished them to faithfulness in their ministry and especially to stand by the brother who bears the responsibility of caring for his congregation as bishop. Some of the ministers said that they received admonitions of such power and meaning by the bedside of their aged dying brother as they had never received before. In conversations concerning the plan of salvation he emphasized what he had so often taught in the course of his ministry: To Christ all must come; there is salvation alone by faith in Him. Concerning his own hope he said, My only hope is in Christ; all that I have to justify me before God is what Christ has done for me. On the 2d of June he had a severe attack of neuralgia, which was followed by typhoid fever. For nearly three months he lingered, much of the time unconscious, finally passing away apparently without a pain, without a struggle. He was laid to rest in the cemetery at the Bank meeting house, in the presence of one of the largest congregations that ever met at that place. The services were conducted by C. B. Brenneman of Allen county, O., assisted by Christian Good and Jos. F. Heatwole. Text 2 Tim. 4:6-9. The church has sustained a great loss by the death of our brother, yet we mourn not as those who have no hope. We feel assured he is now enjoying his blessed rest in the Church triumphant. We are assured that if the congregation faithfully looks to God for divine assistance He will enable our younger Bishop brother to fill nobly-to the glory of God and the prosperity of the church-the place so long occupied by our beloved departed Brother. --E.S.

[NI11213] Herald of Truth - March 15, 1892 pp 93-94:
BISHOP HENRY NICE.
On the 12th of February, 1892, near Morrison, Whiteside Co., Ill., Bishop Henry Nice, aged 69 years, 9 months and 25 days. He leaves a wife, 5 sons, 3 daughters and 39 grandchildren to mourn his departure. Eight grandchildren and four sisters have gone before. His children all survive him, and all attended the funeral, excepting one son, Benjamin, who lives in Akron, Ohio. One brother is still living. The dear brother suffered severely for six weeks; he endured his suffering very patiently. Salt rhenm, with which he was afflicted on his right leg over 30 years, was the cause of his sickness and death.
Bro. Nice was born and brought up in Montgomery Co., Pa. From there moved with his family to Medina Co., Ohio where they resided 15 years. From there he again moved with his family to Whiteside Co., Ill., where he has lived ever since. He was a Bishop in the Old Mennonite church for about 24 years and was a strong pillar in the church. O how many times has he with flowing tears warned the sinners! He has made himself free from the sinner's blood and is now where God shall wipe away all tears, where there is not more suffering, sickness or death. Shortly before he passed away he requested to be buried in a plain and humble way. Three of his sons have also been called to the ministry. The dear brother frequently longed to meet with them once, which wish was granted him last spring, the father and his three sons, Philip, Jonas and John being together in the pulpit in the church at this place.
A little while before he died he sang the first verse of hymn No., 199 in the German Hymn Book: "Wer weiss wie nahe mir mein Ende.,î etc., which was sung at the funeral at the house. He also requested to have a part of the 20th chapter of Acts read at his funeral, commencing at the 25th verse. He chose Bishop Emmanuel Hartman of Washington, Tazewell Co., and Pre. Christian Snavely and Pre. Joseph Shirk, both of Shannon, Carroll Co., Ill., to preach his funeral sermon. Bro. Nice was buried on the 15th. Bro. Snavely spoke in German at the house, and at the church Bro. Hartman preached in German and Bro. Shirk in English. Their text was Rev.2:latter part of the 10th verse. His remains were followed to their last earthly resting place by a large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends.
The verses selected by the family to the memory of their father and husband are as follows:

"Father, thou has left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day,
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away.

"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb,
But the angels sweetly whispered,
ëCome and live with us at home.í

"Husband, thou art sweetly resting
On the lovely Savior's breast,
Where the wicked cease from trouble,
And the weary are at rest.

Grandpa, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are oíer;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more.

"Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed.

[NI11214] Gospel Herald - Nov. 1, 1908 Vol. I No. 34 p. 543 Obituaries:
Nice.- Lavinah Nice, nee Tyson, widow of the late Bish. Henry Nice, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., June 28, 1818; died of the infirmities of old age, at the home of her son, Bish. John Nice, near Morrison, Ill., Nov. 2, 1908; aged 90 y. 4 m. 4 d. She was married to Henry Nice Oct. 30, 1842. In the year 3850 she with her husband and family moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, and in 1865 to Whiteside Co., Ill., having lived four years near Sterling, Ill., and then near Morrison, Ill, until the time of her death. She was the mother of six children, all of whom are living except Hannah, the oldest daughter, wife of Pre. John Nunemaker of La Junta, Colo, who died Aug. 11, 1908. those who remain to mourn the loss of a devoted mother are, Benjamin, of Akron, Ohio; Ella, wife of David Steiner, and Philip, of Sterling, Ill.; Lavinah, wife of Jos. Kornhaus, of Roseland, Nebr.; Jonas, of Lake Charles, La.; Henry and John, of Morrison, Ill. She also leaves 44 grand- children and 41 great grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church in her younger years, remaining faithful in the Masters service until death. The funeral was held Nov. 5. Services were conducted by John McCulloh and J. S. Shoemaker, Text, Rev. 14:13.

[NI11217] Herald of Truth - March 1881, pp 51-53:
Driver.­Feb. 8th, at Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., of a tumor in the body together with the infirmities of age, Catharine Driver, aged 78 years, 1 month and 8 days. Buried at Weaver's on the 10th. Services by D.S. Heatwole and W.T. Price from Rev. 14: 13. The subject of this notice was from early life a consistent member of the Mennonite church, and has long been well known for her many Christian virtues. She was the mother of 12 children, seven of whom are living. Three of her sons have served in the ministry for a number of years, one of whom (Jacob Driver) preceded her to the grave three years ago. Of the other two, one is living in Augusta Co., Va., and the other in Morgan Co., Mo. On Christmas day 1863, when the scourge of war swept through the Valley of Virginia, she was deprived of her earthly stay and companion, her husband. She leaves a large family of grand-children to mourn her departure as ono* whom they sincerely loved as a grand-mother, and to whom she herself was greatly attached.

[NI11218] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 102b:
Samuel Shank, 59, farmer; Samuel, 22, farmer; Abram, 20, farmer; Elizabeth, 19; Mary, 17; Jacob, 16, farmer

[NI11232] Herald of Truth - June 1876, pp 110-111:
On the 19th of April, in Allen Co., O., of Lung fever, Bro. HENRY SHENK, aged 58 years, 10 months, and 5 days. He was buried on the 20th, followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by C. Culp and the writer. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss.
Bro. Shenk was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and for the last few years, especially, he was very zealous in trying to make the church as interesting as [Note: begin page 111] possible. Nearly the last time we conversed with him, it seemed as if his greatest concern was about salvation and the welfare of the Church, and during his illness he expressed his love for the Church, in requesting his sons, to do all for the Church that they could. As a father and husband, he was always kind and affectionate; often giving good instruction and admonition, always ready and willing to aid those who were in want. When there was any trouble between friends or neighbors, he was always ready to reconcile them with kind words.
He was often persecuted, and complained not; always ready to return a good deed for an evil one; thus the neighborhood in which he resided, have lost a very kind and useful neighbor, the church of which he was a member, mourns the loss of a bright, shining light, and the bereaved family mourns the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father. But while we are thus bereft of one that was dear to us, oh let us comfort ourselves with the glorious thought, that there is one more added to that happy company in the mansions above; let us not mourn as those which have no hope; but let us mourn as though our loss were his eternal gain. Le [sic] us consider him as one passed from a world of tribulation and sorrow, to a world of joy and happiness, and let us imitate his example in all meekness and kindness. Let us ever be ready to do good to those around us, and especially let us be interested in the church, and in the welfare of souls. Brethren and sisters, let us seek to let our light shine that there may be evidence of a hope within us when we too must die, and to you, the children of the deceased, Oh! be sure to regard his kind instructions. Love Jesus and obey his commandments, and at last you too will be received from this dark and gloomy world, into the heavenly mansions there to meet your father again. Dear sister, keep very close to Jesus, and he will care for your and at last bring to his rest. --C. B. Brenneman.

[NI11233] Gospel Herald - Oct. 24, 1908, pp 479-480:
Shenk. - Susanna Shenk (maiden name Brenneman), widow of the late Henry Shenk, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Oct. 19, 1818; died in Knox Co., Tenn., Oct. 4, 1908; aged 89 y. 11 m. 15 d. She was the mother of nine children, six of whom are living; and thirty-six great-grand-children, of whom thirty-three are living. She was married to Henry Shenk when about 22 years of age and soon afterward accepted Jesus as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a consistent member till death. She was a kind and devoted wife, a loving and sympathetic mother, and a devoted and deeply pious Christian. Funeral services held at the Salem Church, Allen Co., Ohio, by John Blosser. Text, Rev. 11:12, "They heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them. Come up hither.

Gospel Herald - Dec. 12, 1908, pp 590-591:
Shenk.- Susanna Shenk, widow of Henry Shenk, was born in Fairfield Co., O., Oct. 19, 1818; died Oct. 4, 1908, near Concord, Tenn. at the home of her son-in-law, H. J. Powell, with whom she resided; aged 89 y. 11m. 15 d. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world over 32 years before. She was the oldest sister of bishops J. M. and George, and deacon H. B. Brenneman, deceased, and is survived by one brother and two sisters, Elder Daniel Brenneman of Goshen, Ind., Anna Huber of Elida, O., and Magdalena Funk of _____ Kan. She was the mother of nine children, six of whom survive her, J. M. Shenk, Elida, O., Andrew Shenk, Oronogo, Mo., Daniel and A. P. Shenk, and Catharine, wife of M. B. Shank, Denbigh, Va., and Lydia, wife of H. P. Powell, Concord, Tenn. She had 55 grand-children, of whom 45 are living, and 36 great-grandchildren of whom 33 are living. She was married at about twenty-two years of age and soon afterward accepted Jesus as her savior, uniting with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a consistent member to the end. Funeral services were held at the house on Oct. 5, by N. Z. Yoder, taking for his text, Rev. 14:13. "Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord . . .their works do follow them;" after which the body was taken to Allen Co., O., and buried on the 7, in the Salem burying ground where funeral services were held by John Blosser. Text, Rev. 11:12; "They heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither."
Grandmother Shenk, as she was familiarly known, was loved by all who knew her, and especially had she endeared herself to the little congregation in the south with whom she had cast her lot, and by whom she will be greatly missed. She was always cheerful--old and young alike were drawn to her loving , sympathetic nature. Although she had passed the age usually allotted to mankind she enjoyed remarkably good health and it was only during the past year that a decline was noticeable. She was sick about two weeks, and while at times her suffering was intense, she bore it patiently and uncomplaingly(sic), passing out as she had lived, looking with faith and confidence in her Heavenly Father who had so long been her staff and her stay. Her life has been a blessing and an inspiration. She died in the Lord--she has gone up higher, and her works will follow her. --Lydia Newhauser.

[NI11242] 1900 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (West) (roll 1443), p. 214a:
Frank Freed, born Feb 1856, age 44, md. 18 yrs; Kate, wife, born Jan 1859, age 41, 3 children, 3 living; Katie, dau, born Feb 1883, age 17; Oswin, son, born Nov 1885, age 14; Henrietta, dau, born Nov 1895, age 4

[NI11243] The history of Abraham is short. He died at the age of 19 years, and was buried at the Franconia Mennonite meeting-house, Montgomery Co. PA.

[NI11244] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp, roll 799, p 8 - their granddaughter Lydia, age 14, is listed with them. Lydia's father Abraham died in 1844 and her mother remarried Christian Souder.

There is a Susanna (Fried) Kindig buried near Joseph and Elisabeth at Franconia. She was born Nov. 6, 1803 and died Nov. 7, 1826. Is she another daughter? It's possible she was married to John Kindig, who later married Mary Hunsberger (b. 1813) and moved to Ohio.

[NI11246] Could Susanna be a daughter of Jacob Souder and Barbara Funk?

[NI11255] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 5b, taken Sept. 25:
Joseph Freed, 46, farmer; Ann, 41; John, 20, laborer; Ann, 18; Mary, 15; Abraham, 12

1870 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp, PO Schwenksville: Joseph Fried, 66, retired farmer; Mary, 49; William, 2

Herald of Truth - September 1876, pp 158-159:
On the 29th of July, in Franconia township, Montmomery Co., Pa., of disease of the kidneys, Joseph Freed, aged 73 years, 1 month and 11 days. Buried at Franconia Men. Meeting-house. Services by Josiah Clemmer and Jacob Loux.

[NI11256] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 20, taken Aug. 27:
Abraham Freed, 44, labourer; Elizabeth, 20; Enos, 18, wheelwright; William, 15, wheelwright; Mary, 10; Nelson Nail, 20, wheelwright

[NI11258] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8.

[NI11260] Gospel Herald - Oct. 27, 1959, p. 927:
Alderfer, Katie H., daughter of the late Franklin A. and Catherine (Hanck) Freed, was born Feb. 5, 1883, near Harleysville, Pa.; died of a heart attack on Aug. 13, 1959, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alice Landis, Dublin, Pa.; aged 76 y. 6m. 8 d. She was married Sept. 1, 1900, to Allen R. Alderfer, who died Aug. 4, 1934. Surviving are 6 children (Mrs. Alice Landis, Maryann-Mrs. Elias Swartley, Doylestown, Pa.; Frank, Denbigh, Va.; Orpha-Mrs. Milton Kolb, Spring City, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Paul Rush, Quakertown, Pa.; and Irene, Dublin, Pa.), 26 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, a sister and a brother (Henrietta-Mrs. John Musselman, and Elmer, both of Souderton). One son and 2 daughters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Souderton Church where services on Aug. 17 were conducted by Jacob Moyer, Russell Musselman, and Alvin Derstine.

[NI11261] Gospel Herald - Oct. 11, 1934 pp 610-612 Obituaries:
Alderfer. - Allen R. Alderfer, of Souderton, Pa., died at his home Aug. 5, 1934, after an illness of about 6 months, being bedfast for 5 weeks, of complications; aged 53 y. 2 m. 14 d. He was married Sept. 1, 1900, to Katie H. Freed. To this union were born 9 children, 7 of whom survive (Alice - wife of Howard M. Landis of Dublin, Mary Ann - wife of Elias F. Swartley of Doylestown, Frank of Denbigh, Va., Titus of Souderton, Orpha - wife of Milton Kolb, Spring City, Ruth and Irene at home), 2 daughters (Eva and Margaret) preceded him in death; 3 brothers and 1 sister also survive (Hiram R. Alderfer of Upland, Calif., Henry R. Alderfer of Souderton, Frank R. Alderfer of Lansdale and Clara R. - wife of Jacob Kulp of Silverdale), and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 conducted by Bro. Jacob Moyer at the home and by Bros. Elmer B. Moyer and Jacob Moyer at the Souderton Mennonite Church. Text, II Kings 4:1. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI11264] Gospel Herald - April 2, 1963, pp 286-287:
Freed, Elmer H., son of Franklin and Catherine (Hauch) Freed, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Dec. 7, 1901; died of a heart attack at Souderton, Pa., Feb. 2, 1963; aged 61 y. I m. 26 d. He was married to Elsie A. Derstine, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Mildred D.-Mrs. Roland R. Hackman, Doris D.-Mrs. Richard S. Nice, and W. Glenn), 4 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. John S. Musselman). He was a member of the Souderton Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 6, in charge of Jacob M. Moyer, Paul R. Clemens, and Russell B. Musselman.

[NI11265] History of the Freed Family p. 48 says he married second Catharine Houck Frederick.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306C:
Abraham K. Freed, 52, blacksmith; Harriet Houck, other51, servant; Eliza Freed, dau, 10; John Freed, father, 84; John B. Markley, other, 32, blacksmith, born Wurtemburg

[NI11267] Gospel Herald - Nov. 17, 1927 p. 735 Obituaries:
Freed.--Allen A. Freed was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Jan. 4, 1854; died Sept. 18, 1927, at the home of his son Abram. Telford, Pa.; aged 73 y. 8 m. 15 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Landis, who preceded him in death. He always enjoyed good health until the last several months of his life, always bearing his suffering without any complant. His desire was to leave this world and be with Christ. He with his companion united with the Mennonite Church in their youth and were always strong defenders of the faith. His will showed the kind of a life he lived. His first desire was his prayers for his children and for their spiritual welfare and temporal matters secondary. One of his last days he made this statement that if there was anything in his life worth while to pattern after, we should think on these things. He will be missed in the Lord's service where he was never absent as long as health permitted. He leaves 2 sons and 1 daughter (1 son preceded him), 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. Jonas Mininger and the Souderton Mennonite Church by Bro. Elmer Moyer and Bro. Jacob Moyer.

[NI11268] Gospel Herald - June 16, 1927 pp 254-255 Obituaries:
Freed.--Elizabeth (Landis) Freed, daughter of the late Abraham D., and Elizabeth (Reiff) Landis, was born in Montgomery, Co., Pa., on Aug. 15, 1856; died June 4, 1927; aged 70 y. 9 m. 19 d. She had diabetes for some years. She was married to Allen A. Freed in the year 1874. She was the mother of 4 children. 3 sons and 1 daughter. One son preceded her in death 13 days ago. She leaves her loving husband and 3 children to mourn her loss. She was a member of the Mennonite church for 53 years. She took communion on May 15, 1927. That was the last time she attended church services. She never missed Sunday school or church services when she was able to be present. She was a kind mother and a true Christian woman. Interment was at the Souderton Mennonite burial grounds. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Jonas Mininger at the house and Bros. Jacob Moyer and Elmer Moyer at the church. Text, II Cor. 5:1.

[NI11271] 1930 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 117 (image 25 of 41), taken April 21:
Eleazer Freed, Head, 69, md. at age 23; wife Susie, 62, md. at age 17

[NI11275] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 27.

[NI11276] Herald of Truth - March 15, 1889, pp 94-95:
FREED - On the 27th of February, near Souderton, Montgomery county, Pa., Sabella Freed, maiden name Bechtel, aged 65 years. She had a stroke of paralysis about four years ago and was almost helpless. She went to bed as usual and the next morning she was found dead in her bed. She was a peaceable and faithful sister, and leaves three sons and three daughters, all married, to mourn her departure.

[NI11277] Herald of Truth - March 15, 1890, pp 92-94:
FREED.--On the 21st of February, in Lederachville, Montgomery county, Pa., of paralysis of the brain, Bro. Jacob K. Freed, aged 64 years, 8 months and 27 days. On the 20th he was in his usual health and attended the funeral of Deborah Wile. In the evening he commenced to complain, and as he continued to grow worse he took his bed and a doctor was called, but in spite of all that loving hands and medical skill could do Bro. Freed began to sink rapidly, his one side having become paralysed, and on the following morning at 3 o'clock the spirit took its flight, paralysis of the brain having also set in during the night. He was loved and respected by a large circle of relatives and friends and was a consistent member of the church, ever zealous in the cause of Christ and the teachings and practice of the faith once delivered unto the saints. He leaves 6 sons and 3 daughters to mourn his departure, his wife having preceded him to the spirit world. His remains were buried in the Salford Mennonite burying ground. Funeral services at the house by J. C. Moyer, and at the church by Isaac Moyer from Rev. 21:6, 7.

[NI11282] The recent (Nov., 1895) discovery of these family records in the old Moravian Church archives at Oley, Berks Co., Pa., by Bishop Levering, of Bethlehem, Pa., appears to explain the absence of local record information at Roxborough, of Anna Catharine3 (dau. of Wigard Levering), and her husband, Henry Frey, after their marriage, at Germantown, on April (O. S.) 26, 1692. The birth of Amelia4 at Skippack, 27 years after, suggests continued residence there of the family.

The records of Oley, referred to, names Elizabeth as having married to Frederick Leinbach, but Abraham H. Cassel, the antiquarian, of Harleysville, Montg. Co., Pa., has legal documents of that period, signed by the parties, which show that Amelia married Mr. Leinbach and Elizabeth married Johannes Miller. Mr. Cassel, who is well informed as to Henrich Frey, states that he "had nine children by Anna Catharine, six sons and three daughters; that four of the sons settled in Virginia, Jacob and John remained in Penna." (Levering p. 108)

Levering pp. 855-860 contains a biography of Heinrich Frey, including his will.

"I am informed that Henry Frey had brothers, William and Andrew, living near, in Skippack." (Levering p. 857)

[NI11287] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 192, taken Sept. 16:
Jacob M. Fry, 27, farmer; Barbara Fry, 28; Rebecca Fry, 2; Lydia Lewis, 45; Aaron Lewis, 19, blacksmith

[NI11288] Rev. War flag at his gravesite.

[NI11289] Gospel Herald - Sept. 18, 1913, pp 399-400:
Bergey. Harry K. Bergey was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 25, 1872; died at the Mennonite Sanitarium near La Junta, Colo., Sept. 5, 1913; aged 40 y. 9 m. 10 d. On June 3, 1905, he was married to Elizabeth H. Berry, who survives him. They were converted and received into the Mennonite Church at Souderton, Pa., Oct. 25, 1907. They came to Colorado about 5 years ago on account of Bro. Bergey's health, he having contracted that dread disease, tuberculosis, and was in a very critical condition at the time. The doctor said he could not live more than a very few months, but God saw fit to spare him to us for 5 years, and they were years well spent in the Master's service. His life alone was one continual sermon, but he also used his tongue in the Master's service and we feel safe in saying that in the many sheaves that were gathered for the Master at this place Bro. Bergey got a full share of them; and as one who was with him daily for nearly the whole time I feel sure that it was the Lord's hand that brought him and Sister Bergey here, and while they had their sad hours on account of being away from those who were near and dear to them, they had in return many, many happy days in the service of the Lord, and I feel sure they never regretted their coming to Colorado. We also feel sure that God will greatly bless Sister Bergey for the many noble sacrifices she has made for the one who was as dear to her as her own life and at whose earnest solicitation she took up training for graduate nurse and has now almost completed her course. We believe God has given Sister Bergey a talent to help suffering humanity and we feel sure she will improve it, and God will bless her. J. M. H.

[NI11290] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78D, taken June 4:
Jacob Freed, 28, farmer; wife Lydia, 25; son Joseph, 5; dau Lizzie, 4; dau Annie, 2

[NI11298] Possibly a sister of Christian G. Souder who married William's sister.

[NI11300] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 77B, taken June 3:
Christian Souder, 26, carriage manufacturer; wife Elizabeth, 21

Gospel Herald - July 12, 1917, pp 195-196:
Souder. - Bro. Christian G. Souder was born March 15, 1853; died in Souderton, Pa., June 8, 1917; aged 64 y. 2 m. 23 d. He died of *uraemia, of which he has been suffering for the past seven years, and more seriously the last four years. But during all the affliction he studied the Word diligently, and tried to be submissive to His will. Beside the sorrowing widow he is survived by one daughter, one son, five grandchildren, two brothers, one step-brother, one step-sister, and many other relatives and friends. One daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were held June 12 at the home of the son-in-law, and at the Souderton Mennonite Church, where he had been a faithful member for many years. Bros. Jacob M. Moyer and Abram Clemmer conducted the services, using Rev. 21:4 as a text. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"When family circles break,
It certainly causes tears;
Where Jesus is the corner-stone,
He drives away all fears."

[NI11302] Herald of Truth, February 20, 1908, pp 65-66 Obituaries:
Freed. - Bro. John H. Freed of near Morwood, Montgomery Co., Pa., fell from a mow in the barn on Sunday, Feb. 2, 1908, and fractured his skull. He was able to walk to the house, but became unconscious when he reached the porch. During the interval between his fall and death he was able to walk about the house, but had lost his mind. On Tuesday afternoon an operation was performed by the physicians; and he died the same evening (Feb. 4); aged 42 Y., 6 M., 19 D. He is survived by a sorrowing widow and four children. His father and three brothers also survive. Funeral on the 10th at Franconia, M. H., where the interment also took place.

[NI11305] Possibly daughter of Jacob and Sophia Wiegner (not on database yet).

[NI11306] Herald of Truth - August 1874 pp 137, 143 Obituaries:
On the 23rd of June, at the residence of her son Abraham Moyer, near Franconia Meeting-house, in Montgomery co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, BARBARA MOYER, widow of Rudolph Moyer dec'd and daughter of Martin Fretz, of Hilltown, dec'd, aged 86 years, 9 months and _____ days. On the 26th her remains were interred at the Franconia Meeting-house followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Bro. S. Godshalk preached at the house and Bro. Isaac Moyer at the Meeting-house. Text Phil. 1:23. About three months ago she broke her leg and since that time has been confined to her bed. She bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and meekness, looking forward to the rest which remaineth for the people of God. [During our recent visit to Pa., in the early part of April, we visited our aged aunt, only a few days after she had broken her limb. We found her as comfortable as could be expected under the circumstances, and entirely resigned to the will of our heavenly Father. Her limb was healed again, but her physical strength was too much exhausted to bear up under the suffering she endured. She was a faithful member of the church, and we mourn not as those who have no hope. - Editor]

[NI11308] Herald of Truth - March 1871, pp 46-47 Obituaries:
Moyer. - On the 11th of February, in the same county, suddenly, Bro. MARTIN MOYER, aged 61 years and 4 months. He had not been well for some time, but not dangerously ill. His wife got up during the night and touching him, thought he did not feel natural; she then quickly looked at him just as he was breathing his last.

[NI11311] Herald of Truth - July 1868, p. 111:
On Sunday, April 19th, Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pa., of consumption, Bro. ABRAHAM ALDERFER, aged 62 years, 9 months, and 4 days. His body was consigned to the grave on the 22d in the Salford Mennonite Graveyard. He was for many years a faithful laborer in Salford Church, and died in hope of attaining a happy immortality. We hope our loss is his eternal gain. He bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude. At his burial Bro. Isaac Clemmens preached at the house of mourning, and the brethren Henry S. Bauer and Henry Neis delivered consolatory addresses at the church to a large audience of mourners.

[NI11313] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800), p. 215:
Jonas Prise, 37, farmer, Elizabeth, 37, Abm, 14, Hannah, 13, Samuel, 11, Jonas, 9, Jacob, 5, Catharine, 3, Sarah, 3/12; Lorens Frick, 30.

[NI11318] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306D:
Matthias M. Price, 39, farmer; Sarah, wife, 39; Lizzie, dau, 16; Frank, son, 14, farm laborer; Warren, son, 6; Abrm., son, 3; Benjamin Hange, other, 23, farm laborer; Elizabeth Hagey, mother-in-law, 72

[NI11320] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3 - Isaac Hagy, 42, mason; Elizabeth, 42, John, 20, mason; Sarah, 10; Mary Dettry, 19. Listed next to Elizabeth's brother Elias and her mother.

[NI11322] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 26

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306D:
Abraham H. Price, 64, retired farmer; Sarah, wife, 48; Charles Price, nephew, 13, born OH, laborer

[NI11325] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 201, taken July 21: In the household of her son William.

[NI11328] Catherine married and lived in Oley. Is it possible she married a Weidner? That is where the Weidners lived, and they were Dunkards.

[NI11330] His homestead was in Franconia Township, across the road from the Indian Creek Reformed Church.

[NI11332] Ahlem, Ahlim, Ahlum, Allam, Allem, Allum

[NI11338] http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/s/Donna--J-Basinger/GENE14-0015.html - Fought in Revolutionary War with Capt. John Cope's Philadelphia County Militia.

[NI11340] Moved to Ontario, Canada in 1825.

[NI11349] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 10

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81A, taken June 8:
Isaac S. Freed, 80, Gentleman; wife Salome, 58, Lady
Salome is Isaac's brother Samuel's widow. It's possible they married after their spouses had died, but the Franconia cemetery records say just "wife of Samuel."

[NI11352] It is highly probable (my opinion) that Christopher Keller was a brother to Henry Keller, the founder of the Keller family of Bucks County. This Christopher Keller died during the journey from Rotterdam to Hamilton.
Henry Keller and Christopher Keller (No. 1) emigrated within a few years of each other; they both had sons named Christopher; each family intermarried with the Drach family; these facts are interesting, but not conclusive. Actually, up to the present time no positive evidence has been found to prove that there is blood relationship between the Bucks County Kellers and the Hamilton Township Kellers. (The Kellers of Hamilton Township, p. 104)
The earliest account of the family appeared in the History of the Counties of Wayne, Pike and Monroe by Alfred Mathews, published in 1886, p. 1208:
Christopher Keller emigrated from Germany with is parents when but 8 years old. His father having died during the passage, the widow married George Hartlieb, whose wife had also met her death on the vessel. They settled in Hamilton in 1749 and brought with them the lad Christopher, who grew to man's estate and married Christiana Bossard. Among their children were Christopher, George andAndrew. George married Rachael Dills of New Jersey whose children were John, Joseph and Christopher. John was born at Kellersville and married Sarah Drach. Their children were David, Rudolph, Andrew, Mary M., Julia Ann, Rachael and Sarah Ann. (Foreward, p. 2)
All the family tradition, both oral and written, make the same definite statement, that Christopher Keller died at sea during the voyage to the new world. The story as handed down from father to son is about as follows: Christopher Keller (No. 1), his wife Anna Margareth, his son Christopher (No. 2) and his daughter Margareth Catharine, left Rotterdam about 1750 in company with his neighbor Johannes Georg Hartlieb and wife. On the voyage Christopher (No. 1) and the wife of Hartlieb died. The widow Keller married the widower Hartlieb and they settled in Hamilton Township. (p. 49)
Pages 49-50, David Keller lays out some of the questions in trying to prove the above story. He concludes: "Much can be surmised, much guessed at, but so far nothing can be proven."

[NI11359] 1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 1145, PO: Kulpsville, p. 519, taken June 22, 1860:
George Anders, 62, farmer; Susanna, 56

[NI11364] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799) p. 268:
William Kreible, 34, farmer; Mary, 30, Samuel, 8, [next page] Amos, 6, Michael, 4, Susanna, 2, Frances (m), 8.12; William Reninger, 23, laborer; Henry Geaman, 36, laborer; Mary Ottinger, 18; Esther Gilbert, 20

[NI11372] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp. (roll 799), p. 30.

Herald of Truth - March 1873, pp 61-63 Obituaries:
January 23rd, in Lower Salford, Montgomery county, Pa., ISAAC KRATZ, aged 81 years, 2 months, and 4 days. The 26th, he was buried in the presence of many relatives and friends in the Lower Salford Mennonite grave-yard. Services by M. Gottschall.

[NI11374] Herald of Truth - February 1872, pp 29-30 Obituaries:
On the 12th of January, in Freeland, Upper Providence township, Montgomery county, Pa., Rev. Abraham Unsicker, aged 78 years, 5 months and 11 days. Was buried on the 16th, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives.

[NI11385] Herald of Truth - November 1871, pp 173-175 Obituaries:
On the 19th of October, in Franconia, Montgomery county, Pa., Henry Aldarfer, aged about 60 years. Funeral discourses by Jacob Landis and J.M. Haldeman.

Also in the Herald of Truth - February 1872, pp 29-30 Obituaries:
On the 20th of October, in Montgomery county Pa., Bro. Henry Alderfer. The 22nd his remains were followed, by a large concourse of mourners. He was a beloved brother in the Mennonite church, aged 60 years 1 month and 21 days. Funeral discourse by Jacob Landis and John Holdeman.

[NI11388] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 255.

[NI11389] While married to Nancy he lived below Doylestown in Bucks County. After Nancy died and he married her sister-in-law, they moved to Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio.

[NI11390] He was farmer and drover, and lived on a farm on the Durham Road, about one mile north of Gardenville. It is the "Old Homestead," and has been in the Fretz' family over a hundred years. (John and Christian Fretz p. 341)

[NI11393] Herald of Truth - April 1870, pp 62-63 Obituaries:
On the 21st of March, in Line Lexington, Bucks county, Pa., BARBARA FRETZ, widow of Mark Fretz, deceased in the 85th year of her age. She was buried at the Deep Run Church. Remarks were made by J. M. Haldeman, S. Leatherman, S. Godshalk and I. Moyer.

Herald of Truth - May 1870, pp 78-79 Obituaries:
On the 14th of March, in New Britian township, Bucks county, Pa., BARBARA, widow of Mark FRETZ, aged about 90 years. She was buried on the 19th, at Deep Run, where she had attended worship for a long series of years and where she also resided for some years.

[NI11404] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 256.

[NI11416] Herald of Truth - May 1870, pp 78-79 Obituaries:
On the 23rd of March, in Canada West, JOSEPH FRETZ, formerly of Bucks county, Pa., aged 74 years, 4 months and 20 days.

[NI11425] Herald of Truth - September 1872, p. 143 Obituaries:
On the 20th of July, in Bucks co., Pa., of cholera morbus, Sarah, wife of Joseph Wisler, aged 75 yrs., 4 mos. and 22 days. Buried at Deep Run burying-ground. Sermon by John Gross and Isaac Moyer.

[NI11430] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 11 - next to his daughter Maria and her husband Joseph Hagey.

[NI11439] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Upper Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 320a - Henry L. Moyer, 45, farmer; Elisabeth, 41; Mary, 13; Hannah 11; Jacob, 8; Nanse, 6; George Delp, 14; Maria Moyer, 80 (Henry's mother); Susanna Woodward, 66; Elizabeth Moyer, 48 (Henry's sister).

[NI11442] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 79A, taken June 5:
Abraham Landis, 49, farmer; wife Mary, 43; son Herny, 24; son Cornelius, 22; son Abraham, 19; son Frank, 16; son Allen, 13; son Jonas, 7; son Benjamin, 4; dau Emma, 1; Eliza, 19, dau-in-law

[NI11448] Gospel Herald - April 27, 1911, p. 63:
Benner.--Enos D. Benner was born Oct. 5, 1840; died of congestion of the brain at Telford, Pa., April 11, 1911; aged 70y. 6m. 6d. He was married to Maria Wiegner May 2, 1868. He leaves a sorrowing companion, 3 sons, 4 daughters, a brother and 5 sisters with many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He will be missed in the home, in the Church and in the community. While we keenly feel our loss, we believe that for him death was eternal gain. His remains were laid to rest April 17 in Rock Hill cemetery. Services were conducted in the home by Mahlon Souder and at the church by Jacob Clemens in English and Samuel Detweiler in German. Text, Jno. 11:26.

[NI11452] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Upper Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 320a - Abraham L. Moyer, 41, farmer; Hannah, 35; Anna, 13; Christian, 11; Samuel, 9; Elisabeth, 4; Mary, 3; Joseph, 1.

Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1901 pp 29-31 Obituaries:
MOYER. - On the 22d of December, 1900, in Upper Salford, Montgomery Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Abraham Moyer, at the advanced age of 91 years, 7 months and 17 days. Bro. Moyer was for many years a member of the Franconia Cong. His wife preceded him in death. He leaves seven children. The remains were laid to rest in the Franconia cemetery on the 24th. Funeral services at the house by Henry Bower and at the M. H. by Jacob Moyer and Bish. Josiah Clemmer from Heb. 4:3, first clause. Peace to his ashes. --H.C.K.

[NI11453] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Upper Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 320a - Jacob L. Moyer, 38, farmer; Maria, 39; (cont. on p. 321) Barbara, 10; Ephraham, 8.

Herald of Truth - May 15, 1884 Obituaries, pp 156-157:
MOYER.--- On the 1 st of April, in Upper Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Jacob Moyer, aged 71 years, 6 months and 15 days. Buried at the Franconia Meeting-house.

[NI11454] Herald of Truth - April 1, 1883 pp 108-109 Obituaries:
NICE.-Feb. 19th, in Lower Salford, Montgomery county, Pa., Mary, wife of Abraham Nice, maiden name Moyer, aged 68 years, 11 months and 20 days. Interred at Towamencin. Services at the house by Christian Allebach, at the meeting-house by Josiah Clemmer.

[NI11460] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 311A:
Abraham M. Nyce, 67, retired farmer; wife Mary, 65
Previous household is son Henry M. Nyce.

Herald of Truth - June 15, 1901, p. 191 Obituaries:
NICE - On the 13th of May, 1901, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Bro. Abraham Nice, aged 88 years, 6 months and 8 days. He was buried on the 20th at the Toamencin Mennonite M.H. Funeral services conducted by J.C. Stover and Chr. Allebach at the house, and Josiah Clemmer at the M.H. Text, Gen. 25:8.

[NI11462] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8 - also listed: Joseph Young, age 23.

[NI11464] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 79A, taken June 5:
(65 / 80) Jessiah [Josiah] R. Landis, 23, blacksmith; wife Mary A., 25; son Manno, 3/12, born Feb
(65 / 81) Henry, 48, blacksmith; wife Rebecca, 43; dau Mary, 18; dau Annie, 16

[NI11465] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 6:
Benjamin Moyer, 29, farmer; Ann, 26, Catharine, 1, Hannah 1/12; Catharine Kroft, 7, John Kroft, 4. Listed after his parents, Abraham & Barbara (Landis) Moyer

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 201, taken July 21:
Benjamin Moyer, 38, farmer; Ann Moyer, 36; Catharine, 12; Hannah, 10; Mary, 5; Ann, 2; Abraham Moyer, 74, gentleman; Barbara Moyer, 72; Hannah Landes, 77, spinster; Mary Moyer, 40, serving; Ann Landes, 74, spinster; Jacob Moyer, 18, day laborer; Henry Moyer, 25, plasterer jour. [journeyman]

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 79A, taken June 5:
(66 / 82) Benjamin L. Moyer, 59, farmer; dau Hannah, 30; dau Annie, 21; son Milton, 17; dau Sarah, 14
(66/ 83) Abraham H. Moyer, 36, cigar maker; wife Kate, 33; dau Ida, 7; Sarah S., 4, adopted

[NI11466] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 1 - also listed: Henry Moyer, age 15.
1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp, roll 1143, P.O.: Line Lexington, p. 240, taken June 15, 1860:
Abraham L. Moyer, 37, farmer; Esther, 37; William, 15; Benjamin, 13; Jacob, 10; Abraham, 10

[NI11477] It's possible this is the Susanna G. Delp who married Henry S. Moyer. Susanna Delp, age 14, is found on page 19b of the 1850 Lower Salford census in the household of David and Anna Heckler. Mary Conver, Peter's sister, is found on the next page in the household of John and Catharine Freed.

[NI11478] Gospel Herald - January 22, 1931, pp 927-928 Obituaries:
Good.-Lizzie B., daughter of David and Sarah (Bergey) Wismer, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Mar. 1, 1857; died at her home near Spring City, Pa., Dec. 17, 1930; aged 73 y. 9 m. 16 d. The departed had been married twice. In June, 1881, she was married to Peter Conver of Montgomery Co., who died Jan. 28, 1894. On Mar. 14, 1907, she was married to Solomon Good who survives. Besides her husband, she is survived by a step-son and step-daughter of her first marriage, 4 step-daughters of her second marriage, 4 sisters, 2 brothers and a large circle of relatives and friends who mourn her sudden and unexpected death. The evening before her death, she visited her physician's office because of a rheumatic pain in her body. She came home apparently relieved and spent a pleasant evening with her family. At four o'clock the next morning, after speaking a few words to her husband, she peacefully passed away. Funeral services were held Dec. 22, conducted at the home by John S. Mast and at the Vincent Church, of which she was a member, by Warren G. Bean, Elmer B. Moyer, John M. Souder and A. O. Histand. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Mother's gone to live beyond this vale
Of sorrow, pain, and care;
And if through life we live for Him
We'll meet her over there."

[NI11479] Gospel Herald - Sept. 7, 1939, pp 487-488 Obituaries:
Good.--Solomon, son of the late Joel and Catherine (Halteman) Good, was born in Chester Co., Pa., March 3, 1852; died at the same place Aug. 7, 1939; aged 87 y. 5 m. 4 d. He united with the Vincent Mennonite Church at about the age of 20 years. On Dec. 15, 1881, he was married to Kate E. Bechtel of Berks Co., Pa., who passed away Mar. 16, 1895. He united in marriage with Ellen B. Whisler of York Co., Pa., on Nov. 18, 1897, who died Feb. 6, 1904. On March 14, 1907, he was married to Lizzie B. Conver of Montgomery Co. who passed away Dec. 17, 1930. Surviving him are 2 daughters by his first marriage (Anna, wife of John W. Kolb, and Bertha Huber) and 1 daughter by his second marriage (Minnie, wife of Paul W. Brunk). One daughter, by his second marriage, Martha, wife of Clinton E. Black, predeceased him Feb. 10, 1936. Also 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren survive. He served the Church as chorister for about 40 years, Sunday school superintendent for several years, a member of the Franconia Mission Board for 18 years, and a trustee of the Church for 37 years. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Aug. 10 by Bro. John S. Mast and at the Vincent Church by Bros. Warren G. Bean and Richard Danner. Text, John 14:3 (selected by the deceased). Interment in Vincent cemetery.
"Let me go where saints are going, to the mansions of the blest
Let me go where my Redeemer has prepared His people rest;
I would gain the realms of brightness, where they dwell forever more,
I would join the friends that wait me, over on the other shore."

[NI11487] Henry Yellis appears in the 1790 Census for Bucks County PA (p 59): 2-3-5. Since there are VERY few Yellises, let alone in this area, I am guessing that he is a son of Nicholas Yellis. It is also possible that the Maria Yellis who married George Hengen is a daughter of Henry Yellis.

[NI11502] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 255.

[NI11508] Gospel Herald - June 6, 1918, p. 176:
Clymer.-John B. Clymer died May 11, 1918, at his late residence, Souderton, Pa. of cancer in the face. Funeral May 15, 1918. Bro. J. C. Clemens spoke at the house. Prayer by Bro. Jonas Mininger. Bro. J. M. Moyer and Bro. Mininger at the Meeting House. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Prayer by Joe Ruth. Buried at Souderton Mennonite Meeting House.

Gospel Herald - June 20, 1918, p. 215:
Clymer.-John B. Clymer was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Feb. 3, 1838, died at his residence in Souderton Pa., May 11 1918; aged 80 y. 3 m. 8 d. Bro. Clymer was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. The latter part of his life he lived near the church and was the janitor also assisted in the S. S. work, until about a year ago cancer formed on his face, which became quite loathsome the last few months. In 1863 he was married to Sarah Moyer, who after 40 years of wedded life passed to the great beyond. To this union were born three sons and three daughters, of which two sons and two daughters died in infancy. There survive one daughter, one son with whom he resided, four brothers and one sister. Funeral services May 15th at the Souderton Mennonite Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

[NI11509] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 4 - Christian Moyer, 35, farmer; Lydia, 31, William, 11, Simon, 6; Matilda Dickey, 15.

[NI11513] Herald of Truth - May 15, 1889 pp 152-153 Obituaries:
LAPP - On the 25th of April, in Bucks county, Pa., of palsy, Abraham Lapp, aged nearly 82 years. He leaves a sorrowing widow, one daughter and six grandchildren. His only son died years ago. He resided with Eliza, widow of Tobias Lapp. Buried at Line Lexington on the 30th, in the presence of a very large concourse of friends. J. Walter conducted the services at the house and Josiah Clemmer at the meeting-house. Text, Phil. 1:233.
Our dear father's work here on earth is ended, who faithfully the house of God attended,
Now his loving form here we shall see no more, until we meet on that celestial shore.
His voice is heard no more, although 'tis calling in sweet remembrance inviting us to come,
To Christ the Savior, in faith call and cling, till me can meet in that celestial home.

[NI11514] Herald of Truth - April 1, 1897, pp 109-111:
MOYER - On the 25th of Feb., 1897, near Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. John C. Moyer, aged 71 years, 10 months and 2 days. Buried on the 1st of March in the Franconia graveyard. Funeral serivces by Josiah Clemmer at the house and by M.R. Moyer at the meeting house. Text, 2 Tim. 4:18.

[NI11515] Herald of Truth - January 1868, p. 15:
On the 15th of Nov., in Philadelphia, Joseph C. Moyer, aged 32 years, 8 months, and 2 days. He was buried on the 19th, at Franconia Mennonite Meeting-house, in Montgomery Co. Funeral sermons were delivered by Joseph Clemmer and Henry Nice.

[NI11522] Herald of Truth - May 17, 1906, p. 180 Obituaries:
Moyer.-On the 2d of May, 1906, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy and gangrene, Catharine S., wife of Jonas H. Moyer; aged 65 Y., 10 M., 22 D. She was buried at the Souderton Mennonite meeting-house, of which congregation she was a member.

[NI11523] I'm guessing that Isaac N. and John N. are sons of John Haldeman and Hannah Nice.

Herald of Truth ­ March 1, 1895, pp 77-79 Obituaries:
HALDEMAN. ­ On the 12th of Feb., 1895, in Montgomery Co., Pa., of erysipelas and fever, Bro. Isaac Haldeman, aged 52 years and 3 days. Buried on the 16th at Franconia, followed by many relatives and friends. He leaves his sorrowing wife and six children to mourn their great loss. Funeral services by M. R. Moyer and Henry Bower at the house, and Josiah Clemmer and Jacob Moyer at the meeting-house. May God comfort the bereaved family. Peace to his ashes.

[NI11526] William B. (Landis p. 24) or William F. Detweiler (Moyer p. 413)?

[NI11540] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 2 - Jacob Cassel, 31, shoemaker; Rachael, 35, Samuel, 8. Listed next to Rachel's father Samuel (who may have married a second time - listed with Rebecca, age 56), and her brother Samuel, Jr.

[NI11542] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 2.

[NI11549] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 14b, taken Oct. 10:
Samuel Souder, 39, stone cutter; Elizabeth, 34; (cont. on next page) Catharine Souder, 11; Mary, 7; Elizabeth, 2

[NI11552] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 197, taken Sept. 28:
Christian Young, 45; farmer, Ann Young, 38; Maria Young, 16; Susanna Young, 10; Jacob Young, 9; Samuel Mathers, 22, carpenter

[NI11564] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 196 - Abram Drake, 31, Store Keeper, Hannah L. Drake, 31, Esther L. Drake, 4, Henry Drake, 2; George Hallman, 21, Farmer; John Jenkins, 25, Tailor ...

[NI11567] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp:
Tobias G. Hengey, 34, store keeper; Mary Hengey, 27, Milton, 9, Maryann, 6, John H., 2; Enos Ruth, 28, farmer; Elizabeth Drake, 25; Francis Zoller (m), 22, huckster.

[NI11582] July 1999, "Detective Work among the Benners" by Hannah Benner Roach states that Mary Benner who married Henry Kulp Clymer is a daughter of A. Benner and E. Haldeman and a gr. daughter of A. Benner and an Elizabeth.

[NI11585] Herald of Truth - February 1866, pp 14-16:
On the 7th of January, 1866, in Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa., sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. Henry Clymer, in the 75th year of her age. She had been sickly over a year, and the last two or three months preceding her death, her sickness became more severe. But she bore it with Christian resignation, waiting for the coming of the Lord, and we hope her spirit has been received into the realms of everlasting bliss. She was buried on the 9th at Line Lexington M. H. Funeral sermon by Bros. Samuel Leatherman and John Allenbach. --HENRY WALTER.

[NI11587] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 206 - Daniel Rosenberger, 38, Joiner, Mary Rosenberger 36; Ann Swartz 11, Stephen Snyder 19.

[NI11590] Herald of Truth - August 1881, pp 143-144:
ROSENBERGER.-On the 10th of July, in Towamencin Co., Pa., Rachel, wife of Benjamin Rosenberger, aged 57 years, and 11 months. Services at the house by C. Allebach, and by Jacob Loux at the meeting-house from Phil. 1: 21.

[NI11676] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 38 - Abraham Grater, 35, farmer; Catherine, 30; Garret, 8; Catherine, 4; Michael, 2; Mayette Moyer, 16; John Sentman, 13; Benjamin Kratz, 5.

[NI11680] Herald of Truth ­ January 1, 1896, pp 14-15 Obituaries:
Alderfer.-On the 13th of Dec. 1895, at Groffs Mill, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dysentery, Benjamin S. Alderfer, aged 86 years, 2 months and 16 days. His wife died about 12 years ago. He leaves 3 sons and 2 daughters. Buried on the 19th at Lower Salford M. H. Funeral services by Jacob Moyer, Jacob Booz and Michael Moyer. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7.

[NI11684] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 28 - Mary Landis, age 40; Mary, age 9.

[NI11690] Palatine Mennonite Census Lists, 1664-1793
p. 13 - 1685, Kriegsheim - Arnold Schumacher

[NI11714] Believed to have been driven out of France about 1650 by the Catholics. (Klemmer Genealogical Resource)

[NI11728] I had from a Klemmer website that Jacob married Anna Hediger. RWD says he married first Verena Bollyerin, second Verena Schmid.

[NI11762] This may be the William Johnson who married Barbara Godshalk.

[NI11773] Conflict: Rosenberger-Swartley Family History p. 3 says Christian was b Oct 23, 1769 d Apr 25, 1815. Emigrant p. 256 says Christian son of Esther Stauffer and Jacob Leatherman was born Jun 27, 1760 d Feb 7, 1766. It's possible the Christian who married Anna Kraut belings in another family.

[NI11783] HSMC Bulletin Vol. X Number 3 (October 1956), p. 230 #461 lists as a daughter Lydia Moyer who married Daniel Krupp. I have this Lydia as the daughter of Leah Hunsicker & Enos Moyer.

1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 191, taken Sept. 14:
(first household in Towamencin Twp) Jacob S. Moyer, 36, farmer; Christiana Moyer, 27; Isabella Moyer, 9; Mary C. Moyer, 8; Sarah Moyer, 6; Daniel Moyer, 3; Allen Moyer, 1; Edward Kepler, 18, farmer; Mary A. Gerkes, 15

[NI11792] His parents may be Joseph & Elizabeth (Detweiler) Reiff.

[NI11797] Three of the Hunsberger siblings - Susanna, John and Abraham - were among the earliest of the Pennsylvania German Mennonites to migrate to Canada. Susanna went with her husband, Staats Overholt, and family in 1786. John and Abraham traveled together with their families in 1799.

[NI11799] (source: Carl WISLER of Mitchellville MD

) On the matter of the wives of William Nash (1696-1760), I recently received information from Stanley W. Nash (descended from Joseph Nash, son of William Nash and Agnes Kolb) which persuades me that Magdalena Godshalk was William's first wife, followed by Hannah Linderman, and then Agnes Kolb (widow of Martin Oberholtzer). That Agnes Kolb was his last wife has not been in doubt so the only question has been the order of his first two wives. Nash genealogies often state or imply that Hannah was the first wife and Magdalena was the second but I believe they are wrong when they do so.
As you know, the will of William Nash identifies Elise, Ann, and Katharine as the daughters of his unnamed first wife and children Magdalena and William as the children of his unnamed second wife. Stanley has two lines of reasoning for his beliefs: the first involving the marriage date of William Nash and Hannah Linderman and the birthdate of Elise/Alice; the second involving the names appearing on some land transactions and a land map.
Stanley furnished to me copies of records showing that William Nash and Hannah Limberman/Linderman were married 21 October 1731. The record appears to be a handwritten manuscript from the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. It was published in "Collections of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania," Vol. XXVII, page 125 (Philadelphia, 1898).
The birthdate for Alice Nash, 26 August 1722, comes from "Deaths in the Skippack Region," by Hannah Benner Roach (Bulletin of Historical Society of Montgomery County, April 1952, pp. 105/6). The article says that Alice Nash, wife of William Sellen Tyson, died 15 Feb 1803, aged 80y, 5m, 19d--the age presumably being taken from a tombstone in Lower Skippack Mennonite Cemetery (my calculator actually shows 27 Aug 1722 but I guess that's close enough). Alice's birthdate before the William's marriage to Hannah and the fact that William had just 3 wives provides strong evidence that Magdalena was the first wife.
I was concerned that there was a second William Nash in Montgomery Co in the same time period and that it might have been he who married Hannah Limberman. However, Stanley Nash's second set of evidence seems to rule out the second William Nash theory. The full story is somewhat complicated, but I can summarize. John Linderman, father of Hannah, bought 100 acres in Roxborough Twp, Philadelphia Co from Wishart Levering. In 1738, the heirs to deceased John Linderman wanted to sell this property, but had a problem because they could not find the deed from Levering with which to prove ownership. For 5 pounds Levering made out a new deed to the Linderman heirs among whom were William Nash and his wife Hannah Nash, and Henry Hendricks and his wife Rachel Hendricks. This deed thus shows that William Nash had a wife Hannah in 1738, but more importantly it strongly suggests that this William Nash was the one who was previously married to Magdalena Gottschalk. The reasoning depends a land ownership map in the loose files of the Historical Society of Montgomery County. The map shows the William Nash farm and the properties of his neighbors in Towamencin Twp in 1727. Three of his neighbors were Jacob Gottschalk (father-in-law), Herman Gottschalk (brother-in-law), Paul Hendricks, and Henry Hendricks. Now it turns out that Henry Hendricks was married to Rachel Linderman, sister of Hannah Linderman and Rachel Hendricks, dau of Paul, married William Nash Jr. For me, this effectively rules out the possibility of a second William Nash being married to Hannah Linderman because in 1727 we find William Nash (1698-1760) closely associated with both Gottschalks and a Linderman. It seems unlikely that there would be TWO William Nash's with those connections (remember that we can rule out William Nash, Jr because he was the son of William Sr's second wife and wasn't born till about 1740). William Nash, Sr bought the Towamencin property from Herman Gottschalk in 1727 but may have lived there earlier before he took title since he probably married Magdalena Gottschalk in 1720 or 21.
Incidently, I have a copy of some relevant pages from "A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of William Nash of Bucks County, Pennsylvania by A. J. Fretz (Butler, NJ: Press of Pequannock Valley Argus, 1903). Fretz does not identify the first and second wives of William Nash nor does he trace the descendants of the first wife. I know that he traces the descendants of Magdalena, dau of Hannah, but I don't know about William Jr. because I have copies of so few pages. I found the book a while back at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. It has been republished as "Oberholtzer and Nash Family Histories."

>>Does this mean that Magdalena died before 1731 when he married Hannah Linderman? Or did he divorce her?

[NI11807] In the 1850 PA census for Bedminster Twp, Bucks Co (p 259), Mary Overholt, age 83, is listed in the household of her son Martin.

[NI11818] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 10 - also listed: Hannah Johnson, age 23; Jonas Cramer, age 13; Abraham Kolb, age 10; Elmina Johnson, age 4.

[NI11828] Herald of Truth - June 1869, pp 95-96:
On the 25th of March, in Colebrook dale township, Berks county, Pa., of dropsy, Bro. John Ehst, aged 86 years, 11 months and 13 days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church from his youth.

[NI11848] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 26.

[NI11850] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 21b, taken Aug. 28: Sarah Kline, 50, value of real estate: 900. Next household is her brother Jacob.

[NI11851] Herald of Truth - March 1871, pp 46-47 Obituaries:
Schott. - On the 31st of January, in Montgomery county, Pa., MARY, wife of Jacob SCHOTT, aged 74 years, 4 months and 17 days. Buried at Salford Mennonite Meeting-house.

[NI11854] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22b, taken Aug. 28:
Henry Harley, 46, farmer; Catharine, 43; Elizabeth Garges, 13; John Bleis, 60, peddler, born Germany

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 305B:
Henry Harley, 75, farmer; Elizabeth, wife, 65; lmira Nyce, step-dau, 27, seamstress

[NI11866] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 22 - Anna Frederick, age 78; Samuel Frederick, age 36; Anna Frederick, age 30; Margaret, age 26.

I'm guessing that Anna Hendricks who married John O. Frederick is the daughter of John Hendricks.

[NI11867] He was generally known as Frederick the saddler, to distinguish him from his cousin Frederick R. Alderfer.

[NI11872] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 292 - (33/35) Philip Swartley, 51, farmer; Mary 51, Philip 24, Mary 16, Eliza 12, Aaron 9; (33/36) Levi Swartley, 25, labourer, Catharine, 20. (34/37) Henry Swartley, 27, farmer; Sarah 24, Lavina 1; John Hill, 10. (35/38) George Swartley, 30, farmer; Catharine 24, Oliver 5; Henry Rohr, 17.

Herald of Truth - March 1869, p. 47:
On the 25th of Jan., in New Britain Twp, Bucks co., Pa., of heart disease, Philip Swartley, aged 70 years, 10 months, and 27 days. He was buried on the 28th at Line Lexington Meeting-house, where a large concourse of friends and relatives followed him to the grave. Funeral discourses were delivered by Isaac Rickert, Josiah Clemmer and William Yearick. Text: Rom. 8: 12, 13. He was sick about four months, He bore his afflictions with great patience, and had a desire to depart this life. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn their loss. We hope he rests in peace with the saints and the redeemed of the Lord.

[NI11873] Herald of Truth - February 1877, pp 30-31:
Dec.. 2nd, in Line Lexington Bucks Co., Pa., Mary Swartly, aged 77 years, 8 months and 22 days. Funeral services by I. Walter, S. Leatherman, J. Clemmer, and I. Rickert, from Heb 4:9.

[NI11880] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 290 - John Price, 51, teacher; Sarah 48, Jonathan 22, Sarah 19, William 12, Mary 4; Henry Robinson, 25, tailor; Lavina, 17; Noah Bodder, 45, labourer.

[NI11881] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 264 - Joseph Landis, 43, farmer; Mary 33, Samuel 12, John 10, Anna 7, Joseph 2; Peter Young, 20, labourer; Barbara Landis (Joseph's sister), 50. Their sister Magdalena, age 57, is listed in the household next to Joseph's, that of Henry & Catharine Fretz.

[NI11886] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p 228.

[NI11888] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Milford Twp, p. 145b: David L. Shelly, 64, farmer; Elizabeth, 63; Jacob Shelly, 32.

[NI11889] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 302.

[NI11892] Herald of Truth - March 1871, pp 46-47 Obituaries:
Shattinger. - On the 3rd of February, in Plumstead township, Bucks county, Pa., Bro. ABRAHAM SHATTINGER, aged 82 years and 26 days. He was buried at Deep Run. He was a brother in the Mennonite Church.

[NI11894] Herald of Truth - June 1869, pp 95-96:
On the 7th of March, in Plumstead township, Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy, Anna, widow of Abraham Oberholtzer, aged 72 years and 8 months. She was buried at Doylestown burying- ground. She was a sister in the church. Text Jn. 10: 11.

[NI11899] 1860 PA census - Bucks Co, Buckingham Twp, roll 1084, p. 61, taken June 4:
John Overholt, 63, farmer; Mary, 57; Anna, 27; William, 25; Mary, 26
Previous household is John's brother Isaac Overholt.

[NI11902] 1860 PA census - Bucks Co, Buckingham Twp, roll 1084, p. 61, taken June 4:
Isaac Overholt, 59, farmer; Hannah, 50; Samuel, 25; Eli, 16; Enos, 13
Following household is Isaac's brother John Overholt.

[NI11911] Moved to Beaver Township, Columbiana County, Ohio and name was changed to Detwiler.

[NI11914] Herald of Truth - January 1870, pp 14-15 Obituaries:
On the 5th of December, 1869, in New Britian Township, Bucks County, Pa., at the residence of Henry Swartley, Anna Moyer, wife of Pre. Abraham Moyer, deceased. Shw was buried at Deep Run burying ground, in Bedminster Township, where she formerly resided. Many were present to bid her a last adieu in this world. May they all meet again on the morning of the Resurrection.

[NI11915] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 255 - next to his brother Samuel Myers.

[NI11917] The dates don't match what's at Blooming Glen, but I think it's the right one. He would have been born May 16, 1802, according to the age at death. Herald of Truth - June 1870, p. 95 Obituaries:
On the 18th of April, in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., of dropsy, JACOB MOYER, aged 67 years, 11 months and 2 days. He was buried at Perquesa meeting-house, where funeral discourses were delivered by Isaac Oberholtzer and others from Jn. 16:33.

[NI11923] Herald of Truth - Feb. 15, 1891 pp 59-61 Obituaries:
MYERS. - On the 19th of Jan., near Springfield, Bucks Co., Pa., Henry Myers, aged 79 years, 8 months and 29 days. An aged widow, 4 daughters, 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren mourn their loss. Buried at the Springfield meeting-house on the 23d, where many assembled.

[NI11924] Herald of Truth ­ April 15, 1894, pp 126-127 Obituaries:
MEYER.-On the 28th of February 1894, Joseph Meyer, of Plumstead, Bucks Co., very suddenly. He had been to the funeral of Sarah Michener, and also visited a sick brother the same day. He came home, did his evening work, after which he came in to entertain some visitors; but soon after he sat in his chair, he fell back and breathed his last. Buried at Deep Run March, the 4th. Joseph Elkinton, a Friend minister of Philadelphia, had a talk with Bro. J. Meyer the day of his death at Michener's funeral, and also assisted Bro. Josiah Clemmer and the writer in the funeral services over Bro. Meyer. Seven children survive. There was a very large attendance at the funeral to sympathize with the mourners. Peace to his ashes. S. GODSHALK.

[NI11932] Herald of Truth - March 15, 1890, pp 92-94:
MYERS.-On the 1st of March 1890, in New Britain, Bucks county, Pa., Hannah, widow of Isaac Meyers, aged 82 years, 2 months and 16 days. She was buried on the 5th at Blooming Glen.
"Our mother's eyes are closed in death,
To us she speaks on more,
We mourn her loss, but hope we soon
Shall meet on Canaan's shore,"

Transcriber's note: (Myers) is also spelled as (Meyers) and after (shore) there was a comma instead of a period in the original.

[NI11933] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p. 229.

[NI11940] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Milford Twp, p. 144: Michael Musselman, 65; Sarah, 57. Their daughter Barbara married to Peter Sell is in the next household, followed by household of their son Christian.

[NI11947] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Richland Twp, roll 759, p. 305b, taken Aug. 17:
Abraham Geisinger, 61; Barbara, 31; Philip, 23, carpenter; Hannah, 19
Next household: Daniel Geisinger, 25, farmer; Sarah, 24; Charles Landes, 15; Barbara Latshaw

Herald of Truth - August 1871, p. 129:
On the 15th of July, in Richland, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, ABRAHAM GEISINGER, at the advanced age of 82 years, 3 months and 16 days. On the 19th his remains were intered at the Springfield Mennonite Meeting-house. Funeral discourses were delivered by Henry Hess, Samuel Moyer, Jacob Beidler and Isaac Oberholtzer, from Heb. 13:17. The deceased was 33 years a minister of the Gospel in the Mennonite church at Springfield.

[NI11954] Possibly a daughter of Samuel and Catharine (Hunsperger) Hunsberger.

[NI11958] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 215:
John Rosenberger, 60, farmer, Catharine, 49, Catharine, 20, Mary, 18, John, 16, Henry, 14, Samuel, 12, Abm, 10, Sarah Ann, 8, Nancy, 6; Eliza Rosenberger, 22.

He is right after Henry Rosenberger, age 51.

[NI11962] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3b - Abraham Landis, 40, farmer; Hannah, 33, Sarah, 11, William, 10, Nathaniel, 8; (continued on p. 4:) Sarah Frederick, 2, George (Frederick?), 1. Listed next to his parents, Jacob & Sarah Landis. Sons Abraham, 4, and Jacob, 1, are listed in the household of Michael & Mary Young on p. 6.

[NI11967] Herald of Truth - October 1878 pp 179-180 Obituaries:
LANDES.-Aug. 19th, in Franconia township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of cancerous affection, of which she was confined to her bed since New Year, HANNAH, wife of Abraham LANDES, aged 63 years. Her maiden name was Garges. She was buried at Franconia, on the 22nd, on which occasion Henry A. Price and Henry Nice preached funeral discourses.

[NI11977] Listed in the household of her son Henry in the 1850 census - 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p 4.

[NI11979] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 4 - Henry Stover, 45, carpenter; Rachael, 38, John, 16, laborer, Elizabeth, 10, Mary, 8, Abraham, 6, Catharine, 4, Barbara, 2; Barbara Stover, 70 (Henry's mother). They are next to his sister Susan wife of John Hackman.

[NI11981] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800), p. 206b:
Joseph Stover, 44, carpenter; Margaret Stover, 44, William Stover, 11, Charles Stover, 2.

Herald of Truth - July 1876, pp 127-128:
May 30th, JOSEPH STOVER, aged 67 years, 6 months and 22 days.

[NI11983] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800), p. 206b:
Jacob Stover, 42, farmer; Mary Stover, 38; Joseph, 15, Abraham, 13, Ephraim, 10, Susanna, 1.

[NI11986] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 192, taken Sept. 16:
Isaac Yocum, 46, laborer; Lydia Yocum, 34; Isaac Yocum, 7

[NI11987] They moved to Ohio, where they lived for some time and where Mrs. Stover died. He returned with some of his children to Pennsylvania and later died in Philadelphia.

1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 266b - Peter Stoufer, 36, laborer; Mary, 30; Margaret, 8; Adam, 6; Barbara, 4; Joseph, 2; Mary, 1. So they moved to Ohio sometime after 1850.

[NI11993] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 210 - Joseph Kindig, 43, farmer; Mary Kindig, 39; Eliza Kindig, 15; Susanna Kindig, 13; Jacob Kindig, 10; Elmina Kindig, 4.

[NI11997] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 209a - Tobias H. Overholzer, 29, carpenter; Ann Overholtzer, 21; Elizabeth Overholtzer, 2; Joseph F. Overholtzer, 1; Elizabeth Overholzer, 55; Susanna Overholzer, 20.

[NI12013] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800), p. 208 - Enos Oberholzer, 51, farmer; Catharine Oberholzer, 47; Aaron Oberholzer, 25, carpenter; Catharine Hartzell, 17

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 187, taken June 29:
Enos Oberholtzer, 61, farmer; Cathrien Oberholtzer, 57; Enos, 9; Cathrien Wirebach, 90, widowed

[NI12017] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 35 - Daniel Cassel, 52, farmer; Magdalena Cassel, 51; Sarah, 23; Jacob, 21, farmhand; Joseph, 18, farmhand; Catherine, 15; Mary, 9.

I'm guessing that Daniel belongs in the family of Henry Cassel. Benjamin Cassel son of Henry is listed on the same page of the 1850 census, so it's possible they are brothers.

[NI12022] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 267b, taken Aug. 27:
Jacob Cassel, 48, farmer; Elizabeth, 52; Mary, 20; Isaac, 18; Abba, 15; Wm Miller, 20, wheelwright; Joseph [Miller], 2; Mary [Miller], 8/12

[NI12024] 1850 PA census for Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p 196 - Henry Zigler, 31, Farmer; Barbara Zigler, 29, Henry Zigler, 5, Willoughby Zigler, 3, Isaiah Zigler, 2.

[NI12035] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 47b, taken Sept. 20:
John Kolb, 69, farmer; Magdalena Kolb, 60; Elizabeth, 35; Abraham, 23, farmhand; Daniel, 20, farmhand; Margret, 19; Sarah, 17

[NI12036] In the 1850 PA census for Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799), p. 38, Catherine is listed in the household of her son-in-law Abraham Wismer.

[NI12039] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 47b, taken Sept. 20:
Joseph Kolb, 64, farmer; Ann Kolb, 66; Jonas Rosenberger, 18, farmhand

[NI12041] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 4 - William Cassel, 34, farmer; Sarah [first wife], 32; Benjamin, 23; Catharine, 25; George, 65 (maybe Sarah's father). Sarah might be a Frederick, as three Fredericks are listed in this household.

[NI12045] Clemmer book p. 245 says John B. married three times - second to Susan B. Heckler, sister of his first wife Catharine. Alderfer book p. 172 says John B. Alderfer son of Jacob & Susan (Bean) Alderfer married Susan B. Heckler. For now, I'm taking the Alderfer information.

Catharine was born in 1841, her sister Sarah born in 1844; Susan was born in 1858, a good 14 years after Sarah. It's possible Susan was also a daughter of George & Rosanna Heckler, but I won't make that connection until I find evidence of it.

[NI12047] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 52, taken Sept. 30:
John Staufer, 36, farmer; Susanah Staufer, 29; Catherine, 10; Abraham, 8; Anna, 4; Catherine Wile, 24

[NI12049] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 26.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306C:
Abrm. G. Delp, 66, retired farmer; Elizabeth, wife, 64

Herald of Truth ­ May 1, 1893, pp 149-151 Obituaries:
DELP - On the 5th of April, 1893, in Salford, Montgomery Co., Pa., of blood poisoning, Abraham Delp, aged 79 y., 3 m., 17 d. Buried on the 10th in the Salford graveyard. Funeral services by Henry Bower and Josiah Clemmer from Heb. 9:27.

[NI12050] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758) p. 280.

[NI12051] Herald of Truth - April 1, 1897, pp 109-111:
GODSHALL On the 8th of March, 1897, in Souderton, Montgomercy Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Katie, wife of Bro. Herman Godshall, and daugfther of Abraham Alderfer. She was the last of a family of ten children, the last four dying within the last fifteen months. She was born Oct. 1, 1821, andn in 1842 she was married. Their daughter died one year ago. She attained the age of 75 years, 5 months and 7 days. Buried on the 13th in the Souderton Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services at the hosue by Abel Horning and Jacob Moyer, and at the meeting house by M.R. Moyer and Josiah Clemmer. Text, Rev. 14:13. Peace to her ashes.

[NI12052] Herald of Truth - Aug. 31, 1905, pp 279-280:
GODSHALL.-On the 16th of August, 1905, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Herman K. Godshall; aged 87 Y., 2 M., 11 D. He suffered about two years and for nearly a week previous to his death was unconscious. Bro. Godshall was born near Morwood, in the same county where he lived and died, June 5, 1818. In his younger years he taught school, in which occupation he continued many years. He also was associated with his brother Samuel in the milling business until the year 1864, when he retired and moved to the village of Souderton, where he spent the remainder of his days. He was also interested in several business enterprises while residing in town, and was one of a committee appointed by the Mennonite church of the Franconia conference to collect a fund and assist those of our Russian brethren who were without means and who were compelled to emigrate from Russia to America on account of the rescinding of the privileges formerly granted to our people, and making them subject to military duty, from 1873 to about 1875-6. In this important work he took a prominent part and made several trips to the West in its interests. He was a pillar in the church of his choice and a conscientious worker, and his counsel and advice was sought and esteemed. He was one of the prime movers in the building of the Mennonite meeting house in Souderton and led the singing for many years. In 1842 Bro. Godshall was united in the bonds of matrimony with Catharine Alderfer, who died in 1897. They had one child, a daughter, who also preceded her father to the eternal world some nine years ago. A grandson, Chas. G. Frick, is the only survivor of his descendants. The funeral was held on the 20th and the body of the aged brother was laid to rest in the Mennonite burying-ground in Souderton. In the death of Bro. Godshall the church has lost one of her strongest and most substantial members.

[NI12054] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Upper Providence Twp p. 301 - Joseph Hunsicker, age 52, Elizabeth, age 47.

[NI12088] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758) p. 265.

Herald of Truth ­ Feb. 1, 1893, pp 53-55:
RICKERT - On the 10th of January, 1893, in Franconia township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy and consumption, David Rickert, formerly of Bucks Co., aged 77 years, 4 months and 9 days. He bore his sufferings patiently. Funeral services were held by Josiah Clemmer, from Rev. 3:5, and by John Walters from Phil. 1:20-21. He leaves an aged widow, almost blind, and three children.

[NI12101] She may be a sister of Abraham Hartman born 1790 Lancaster Co PA.

[NI12137] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Colebrook Twp.

[NI12138] Stauffer database says Esther was married to Jacob Clemmer, but I haven't seen anything else to confirm this. Other sources say she was married to John Franz Latschar Jr.

[NI12145] Herald of Truth - January 1870, pp 14-15 Obituaries:
On the 8th of December, in Washington Township, Berks County, Pa., Sister Susanna Ehrst, wife of Abraham Ehrst, maiden name Moyer, aged 48 years, 5 months and 23 days. She suffered a long time of consumption. On the following Sunday she was buried at the Herford Mennonite burying ground, where J. B. Bechtel, A, Mast and Josiah Clemmer preached funeral discourses.

Their daughter died 3 months later, as reported in the Herald of Truth - April 1870, pp 62-63 Obituaries:
On the 19th of March, in Washington township, Berks Co., Pa., of consumption, SUSANNA, only remaining daughter of Abraham EHST, aged 15 years, 4 months and 29 days. Her mother died some three months ago. On the 23d she was buried in the Herford Mennonite burying ground. Funeral discourses were delivered by Andreas Mack and John B. Bechtel.

[NI12151] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 36a

[NI12153] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 38 - Abraham Wismer, 53, farmer; Susanah, 47; Henry, 27, farmer; David, 20, farmhand; Abraham, 17; Emaline Spare, 17; Catherine Groff, 7; Catherine Kolb, 69.

[NI12156] Abstracts of Bucks County Wills, 1785-1825, Will Book No. 7:
Page 322. Jacob Angeny, Bedminster Twp., Miller. December 22, 1803. Proved January 12, 1808. Wife Elizabeth. Son Jacob and sons-in-law Abraham Moyers, Jacob Overholt and Joseph Moyers exrs. Son Jacob Plantation and Mill, paying out to daus.; Elizabeth and Barbery Moyers and Mary Overholt, Abraham Moyers and Elizabeth his wife, Jacob Overholt and Mary his wife, Joseph Moyers and Barbery his wife. Wits: Abraham Overholt, Isaac Gross.

[NI12167] In the township records his occupation was listed variously as "Lazy," "Lodol" (drunk), farmer and weaver. (Clemens Family p. 136)

[NI12177] Kirk Genealogy says Henry was the son of Abraham Black, a Mennonite preacher, from Germany, and an early settler in Tinicum Twp, Bucks County.

Timeline doesn't quite fit. More probable that that Henry's father Abraham was the son of Andreas Swartz and his wife Barbara, not Andreas' brother Abraham (he would be this Abraham's uncle).

[NI12183] Benjamin is included on a list of people who did not practice with the local rebel militia in 1775, from Bedminster Twp.

[NI12184] Isaac is included on a list of people who did not practice with the local rebel militia in 1775, from Bedminster Twp.

[NI12189] CONFLICT: Did Sytie Boekenoogen marry Gerrit Hendricks or Gerrit Hendricks DeWees? "Jan Willemsz Boekenoogen, ca. 1632-1692: An Early Settler of Germantown," Pennsylvania Genealogies #1, p. 173 says, she married Gerrit Hendricks DeWeese.

She remarried Oct. 1701 as "Sophia Johnson," as she was called, Richard Armitt, a prominent Quaker merchant of Philadelphia who had emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1700.

[NI12195] 1748 French Huguenot immigrant. Emigrated 1748 on ship Patience. Indentured to John Henzs (Huenzs/Hines/Haines) who had a farm along Indian Creek. After serving his term, he married Henzs' daughter.

[NI12196] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22b, taken Aug. 28:
John Swartz, 35, machinist; Susanna, 34; Saloma, 5

[NI12202] Removed west.

[NI12204] Removed west.

[NI12207] Gospel Herald - June 5, 1919, pp 175-176:
Beyer. - Isaac C. Beyer of Worcester, Pa., died Apr. 29, 1919, of paralysis at his home where he was born and lived all his life, aged 79 y. 3 m. 4 d. He was one of the oldest members of the Worcester Mennonite Church. Short services at the home by Warren Bean and at the church by Jacob Clemens and Warren G. Bean, May 3. Burial at Worcester. Text, II Timothy 4:7,8. He is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, and 4 sons. He many times expressed the desire to depart and go to rest as be was feeble for several years.
The victory now is obtained;
He has gone his dear Savior to see;
His wishes he fully has gained,
He is now where he oft wished to be,
Then let none of us complain
That father has gone from our sight;
We soon shall behold him again
With new and redoubled delight. --Jacob A. Beyer.

[NI12211] Henry Krout and Mary Kraut are buried next to each other. They may be brother and sister, but more likely husband and wife. I've put Anna and Maria Krout in this family. They married Fretz brothers, Henry and Joseph.

[NI12216] Emigrated to Ohio in the spring of 1840.

[NI12218] Did she marry Daniel Fretz in April 1837? Second wife. It's possible Jacob Leatherman died before 1837 and she remarried.

[NI12220] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 259.

Tombstone inscribed "Johannes Laetterman." Known in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect as "Dick Chon," or "Thick John."

[NI12226] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 255

[NI12228] Herald of Truth, November 15, 1883, pp 348-349 Obituaries:
FRETZ. - On the 13th of October, in Bedminister township, Bucks county, Pa., widow of Isaac Fretz, aged 74 years, 5 months and 23 days. Buried at Deep Run Meeting House on the 18th. Funeral services by J. Meyer and Moses Godshalk.

[NI12229] New Mennonites at Deep Run, where he led the singing for upwards of twenty years. (Kratz p 148)

[NI12231] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp, p 258 - Jacob Beidler, 73, farmer; Susanna Beidler, 59; Ulerick Hockman, 59, farmer; Ann Hockman, 27, Maria Hockman, 24; George Hockman, 24; George Detweiler, 44; David Bryan, 65.

1860 PA - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp, roll 1084, p. 38, taken June 25:
Jacob Beidler, 83, farmer; Susanna, 76

Herald of Truth - March 1866, p. 24:
Feb. 8th, in Bedminster township, Bucks Co., Pa., Jacob Beidler, aged 89 years, 4 months, and 3 days.

[NI12238] Moved in 1850 to Medina Co OH. Three sons moved to Kansas.

I'm guessing that Joseph fits in this family.

[NI12244] Abstracts of Bucks County Wills, 1785-1825, Will Book No. 8:
Page 25. Henry Meyer, Springfield Twp., Farmer. May 29, 1804. Proved February 15, 1809. Son Peter exr. Dau. Barbara £6 per yr. for keeping house since death of wife. Ch. Catharine, Christel, Peter, William, Anna, Babara and Mary. Wits: John Smith, Frederick Atherholtz.

[NI12263] Henry and Sarah had five children: Peter (m. Margaret Alderfer), Henry (m. Catharine Scholl), Enos, Anna (m. Joseph Clemmer) and Sarah (m. Philip Hartman). The 1850 census lists the following in their household: Levi, Sarah, Eliza and Enos. I'm not sure if these children are Henry and Sarah's, or relatives.

It is possible that the Henry Hunsberger b Jan 1761 d 1834 buried in Worcester Mennonite Cem. near Fairview Village is the ancestor of this group. (Hunsberger p. 758)

[NI12272] Hans Graf went with his sons into Maryland about 1763, and settled in Frederick County. A note appended to his will states that his heirs write the name "Grove."

[NI12310] Register of Mennists assessed quarterly taxes living in the Oberamt Alzey territory in 1664: folio 109 Wolfsheim: Heinrich Kolb. Tielmann Kolb is listed for Wolfsheim in 1685 with his family. I'm drawing the conclusion that Heinrich is Dielman's father based on that he is the only Mennist listed for Wolfsheim in this time period.

[NI12312] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 48b, taken Sept. 23:
John Keyser, 49, farmer; Elizabeth Keyser, 48; Magdelena, 17; Isaac, 12; Sarah Keyser, 77

[NI12315] Not to be confused with Elias L. Cassel, son of Jacob Cassel and Elizabeth Landis, born July 8, 1816 d Feb 16, 1864, md. Mary C. Boorse b Jan 7, 1819 d Jun 8, 1894; buried at Towamencin. Although buried at Towamencin, in the 1850 PA census they are listed in Franconia Twp while this Eli Cassel is listed in Towamencin Twp.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp, roll 800, p. 195b, taken Sept. 21:
Eli Cassel, 33, farmer; Eliz Jane Cassel, 23; Catharine Cassel, 5; Enos Cassel, 3; Allen Boorse, 12

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 1145, P.O.: Kulpsville, p. 515, taken June 20, 1860:
Eli Cassel, 44, farmer; Elizabeth, 40; Catharine, 17; Enos, 14; Eli, 9; Elmira, 5; Elizajane, 2

[NI12321] As it appears in the Martyr's Mirror, English edition, by I.D. Rupp, p. 1024; when the German edition was nearly finished at Ephrata, in 1748, Christian Kropf came there with a long list of names of people who had been imprisoned at Berne in Switzerland, which had been copied from the prison records by Hans Loersch, while he was in prison for the testimony of the word of God, and dated Sept. 26, 1667. A copy of this list was carefully preserved by Christian Kropf and was then put into the German edition after a note in the extract of the fifth letter from Obersueltzen, dated Jan. 5, 1672, on p. 1023 of the English edition.

Johann Christian Croft and his family of four sons and Rosina (either wife, sister, or daughter) arrived at Philadelphia in 1729 on the ship Allen, in company with Alexander Mack and others.

[NI12324] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 27

[NI12330] This may be the Jacob Houser born 1758 son of John Houser and Mary E. George. John was a son of Karl Hans Von Hauser.

[NI12344] Rev. Peter Becker was the first minister among the Brethren in America.

[NI12350] The village of Harleysville PA was named after Samuel.

[NI12377] Nicholas Schwenk, born in Germany, died 19 Mar 1808 in Salford Twp, Montgomery Co., PA, where he followed blacksmithing as well as farming. He and his brother George were naturalized 24 Sep 1755 at a session of the Supreme Court held in Philadelphia.

On 3 Sep 1752, Nicholas Schwenk of Lower Salford Twp. bought 2 acres, 82 perches of land from Abraham Krupp. On 9 Jun 1756, he bought of Adolph Pennepacker and his wife, Susan, 154 acres of land, the consideration being 500 pounds. Harleysville is built upon this property. On 7 Dec 1768, he purchased of David Strieb and his wife, Susan, of Whitemarsh Twp., two tracts of land containing, respectively, 23 acres, 120 perches and 30 & 3/4 acres. One of these properties was a hotel, but he didn't care to conduct it, so on 23 May 1770, sold the hotel and 32 acres, 67 perches of land to Frederick Dickensheid, for 400 pounds. He sold two other tracts to Christian Moyer. On 29 Apr 1769 Nicholas Schwenk, blacksmith of Lower Salford Twp and his brother George Schwenk, blacksmith of Frederick Twp, bought from William Schwenk, a brother who was also a blacksmith and his wife Mary of Gwynedd Twp, a small farm. On 27 Mar 1774, Nicholas and Anna Barbara his wife, and George and Fronica his wife, sold this property containing some 40 acres and 26 perches to Nicholas Charles.

Nicholas Schwenk of Lower Salford was assessed for 150 acres of land, 3 horses and 4 cows in 1776. His last purchase was made in 1792, when he bought the lot later purchased by Dr. J. K. Keeler. He owned nearly all the land on which the village of Harleysville has been built. On 1 Feb 1798, Nicholas and his wife, Anna Barbara, conveyed their farm to their son, George, for 800 pounds.

Nicholas was a prominent man in his community, filling several official positions in the township. For many years he was a deacon at Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran Church. Tradition says that he became blind in his old age.

His will (#100), recorded at Norristown, in Will Book 8, page 18, dated 7 Mar 1808 and proved 7 Apr 1808, refers to his children and grandchildren. His sons George and Jacob (the latter of Upper Providence) were the executors, and some time after the father's death, they obtained the consent of their mother in writing and made public sale of her lot, which was sold to Daniel Harley; a deed conveying same was executed 3 Apr 1810. To his wife Anna Barbara, Nicholas willed 10 pounds in gold and silver, various articles of furniture, clock and stove, a lot on which they lived (containing two acres, 120 perches of land) and the lot of woodland near Salford meetinghouse containing four acres, 98 perches.

Even though Nicholas and Anna Barbara lived in Harleysville for over 50 years, it is not certain where they are buried, though an educated guess would be at the Goshenhoppen church in Upper Salford. Another possibility is the farm of Samuel Faust in Frederick Twp, where a number of Schwenks are buried in the Schwenk-Grob-Ziegler burying ground. (source: Descendants of Johann Daniel Schwenk, Thera S. Hammond family tree)

Conflict as to wife's name: Thera Hammond has seen the wife of Nicolaus listed as Maria Elisabeth; she doesn't know if this is a second wife or if Anna's full name was Anna Barbara Maria Elisabeth, or if this Nicolaus is being confused with another whose wife's name was Maria Elisabeth. Baptism record for Daniel lists his parents as Nicholas and Anna Barbara.

[NI12384] This George could be father of our Abraham born 1787. Conflict is that the 1790 census listed George with no children. (This could be Nicolaus's nephew George b 1767, son of his brother Johann Wilhelm Schwenk.) Thera Hammond also thinks this Abraham could be the one who married Barbara Hartranft Nunemacher.

Schwenk gedcom says George (Johann Jorg) Schwenk married Catherine. From Thera Hammond's Family Tree report: I am trying to verify marriage(s) of George Schwenk (Georg Schwenck). In the records of the Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran Church, a marriage is shown between "Georg Schwenck, s. Nicol., to Susanna Kroll, dau Jacob," on 18 Apr 1775. Then there is a marriage shown between Georg Schwenck and Susanna Weis on 11 Jan 1780. Then there are land deeds indicating that he was married to Catherine, although the wording is confusing, such that Catherine could be the wife of George Sr. or Jr. So, at least father or son had multiple marriages.

On 1 Feb 1792, George purchased his father's 103 acre farm in Lower Salford Twp for 800 pounds, including the hotel known as "The Sign of the Stag", located in the southern part of what is now Harleysville, PA. He sold off several parcels, leaving 90 acres and 95 perches. On 21 Mar 1816, George and his wife Catherine, sold this final tract to Baltzer Heydrick of Lower Salford Twp.

In 1815 George Schwenk of Lower Salford, Innkeeper, bought property in Harleysvile, also on 1 Apr 1816 he bought 2 tracts of land together being 20 acres in Milfort Twp, Bucks Co., PA, from Phillip Hartzel for 2000 pounds.

On 15 Jun 1821, George Schwenk of Lower Milford sold unto Daniel Schwenk, his son for 25 pounds, a clock and case, tin plate stove, corner cupboard, furniture and case of drawers.

[NI12390] Schwenk gedcom says Jacob married Apr 10, 1783 Elizabeth Reimer, daughter of John Reimer. I think the name Eva Krau came from the HSMC. Possibly she died bef 1783.

[NI12400] He was born in Wadenswil, Canton Zurich, Switzerland and emigrated to the Palatinate, the only member of his family to do so. As a young man he settled in Erbesbadesheim near Alzey. He was a weaver. (Ruth Genealogy - The Ruth Families, p 424)

[NI12423] 1709 Ibersheim Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 22)
At Ibersheim, Farm 3
Joseph Reiff, age 52
wife
daughters?
Hans Reiff, age 21
Hans Jacob Reiff, age 15
Abraham Reiff, age 13

Christian Reiff, age 48

[NI12445] Davis thinks he may be the father of the Reformed member Hans Georg Reiff who settled near Hans Reiff, the Mennonite, in Pennsylvania in 1717.

[NI12501] Is this the Christian Gehman who was married to Esther Meyer? Esther died about 1780. Since Mary Longenecker was remarrying after the death of her first husband, it makes sense that it was Christian Gehman's second marriage as well.

[NI12507] We had Maria married to Christian Clemmer b. 1720, son of Jacob Clemmer b. abt 1688, but Davis thinks Christian Clemmer b. abt 1731, son of Christian Clemmer (Jacob's brother), is the one who married Maria.

[NI12528] 1709 Hasselbach Congregation (Emigrants vol 2, p 20)
At Bonfeld, Farm 3
Heinrich Funk, age 46
wife, age 45
Heinrich Funk, age 22
Hans Funk, age 20
Martin Funk, age 16
Jacob Funk, age 14
Barbara Funk, age 11
Maria Funk, age 9
Samuel Funk, age 7
Verena Funk, age 5

[NI12531] 1734 Philadelphia County Taxables lists him in Frederick Twp.

[NI12577] He was probably born at Schleitheim, Schaffhausen. He died at Reihen, Germany on March 2, 1682, age 66. His first wife Verena Pletcher died at Reihen in 1657. His second wife died Jan. 12, 1679. He and his wife attended an illegal Anabaptist meeting at Steinsfurt in 1661.

[NI12587] 1734 landholders for Towamencin Twp, Mont. Co PA includes Jellis Jellis, 22 acres. (History of Montgomery County p 1085)

[NI12589] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 197 - Samuel Rittenhouse, 49, Farmer, Mary, 45, Mary, 18, Jacob, 11, Abr., 8; Mary Yocum, 16. Next to household of Mary's brother Benjamin Krupp, 31, on one side, and their daughter Hannah and her husband Jacob Loux on the other side.

Herald of Truth - Sept. 1, 1882, p. 270:
RITTENHOUSE.- August 11th, in Towamencin twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Samuel Rittenhouse, aged 81 years, 7 months and 6 days. Brother Rittenhouse was married to Mary Krupp, who survives him. He leaves five children; two had preceded him to the spirit world.

[NI12623] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 45, taken Sept. 9:
Joseph Reiff, 47, farmer; Elizabeth Reiff, 39; George, 20, farmhand; Joseph, 17, farmhand; John, 13; Catherine, 11; William, 6; Elizabeth, 3; Jacob, 1; Sarah Hunsicker, 23

[NI12629] Donna Basinger shows her to be Mary Groff/Grove dau of David Groff/Grove and Anna Maria Kyle, but other sources list her as Mary Grover.

[NI12633] Is this the Peter Summers who married Sarah Yoder and had daughter Mary in 1798?

[NI12666] Per "Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer" p. 151, his will is signed Hons B. Lanndis. Was "B" his middle initial?

[NI12673] Gospel Herald - Sept. 2, 1909, p. 367:
Wenger.--Lydia, daughter of Timothy and Mary Wenger, was born May 23, 1907; died of spinal meningitis Aug. 13, 1909; aged 2 y. 2 m. 20 d. She was a bright and pleasant child, and is greatly missed in the home. She leaves parents, 7 sisters and 2 brothers to mourn her early departure. Services at the house by Bro. J. D. Wert. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant graveyard.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

[NI12675] Gospel Herald - July 15, 1943, pp 342-343:
Hershberger. --- Abram W., son of Abraham and Cathrine (Mast) Hershberger, was born Feb. 11, 1875, at Walnut Creek, Ohio; passed away at his home near Hasrrisonburg, Va., April 22, 1943; aged 68 y. 2 m. 11 d. Death was due to heart and kidney trouble. In youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. On Oct. 5, 1902, he was ordained to the ministry and served in that work for 38 years. Ill health prevented him from serving in this capacity the last 2 years. March 25, 1900, he was united marriage to Arvilla Miller. Of this union, the following children remain: Glen, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. A. W. Brenneman, Denbigh, Va.; Elma, missionary in Africa; Mrs. Alice Mohler, Akron, Pa. Grace and an infant daughter preceded him in death. Ten grandchildren survive. His companion preceded him in death 26 years ago. He lived in Ohio until 1920 when he moved to Harrisonburg, Va., to become a member of the faculty of Eastern Mennonite School. He served a number of years as schoolteacher both Ohio and in Virginia. On August 23, 1923 he was united in marriage to Lessie Wenger who is left to mourn his departure with the following children: Beatrice, Mildred, Abram, and Ruth, all at home. Surviving also are 3 brothers and 3 sisters: Emanuel, John, and W. O., all of Walnut Creek, Ohio; Mrs. Melinda Hostettler, Dundee, Ohio; Mrs. W. J. Christner, Kent Ohio; Mrs. Sarah Troyer, Buffalo, N.Y. Funeral services were held Easter Sunday at the home and at Weaver's Church conducted by Bro. Chester K. Lehman, assisted by Bro. S. H. Rhodes. Interment in adjoining cemetery. He is greatly missed in the home community, and church, especially in the Zion Hill congregation where he served for 17 years.

[NI12676] Gospel Herald - March 6, 1973:
Miller, Ernest H., son of Elias and Elizabeth (Hartzler) Miller, was born in Cass Co., Mo., Aug. 18, 1889; died at Norfolk, Va., Feb. 12, 1973; aged 83 y. 5 m. 25 d. He was married to Etta Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Harvey), 5 grandchildren, and one sister (Maude - Mrs. Clayton Bergey). He was preceded in death by 3 brothers (Dwight, J. Clarence, and Marvin). He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Chesapeake, Va., where funeral services were held on Feb. 15, in charge of Amos Wenger and Philip Miller; interment in the church cemetery.

[NI12677] Gospel Herald - June 18, 1968, pp 555-556:
Brunk.- Samuel Horst, son of Frank B. and Elizabeth (Eshleman) Brunk, was born in Washington Co., Md., May 3, 1892; died in Rockingham Co., Va., May 17, 1968; aged 76 y. 14 d. On Jan. 3, 1915, he was married to Mollie Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Ida Mae-Mrs. R. W. Leatherman, Edith-Mrs. Gordon L. McGhee, George F., Daniel W., and Samuel H., Jr.), one sister (Mrs. B. H. Kornhaus) 2 brothers (Joe E. and Henry M.), 19 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. On Oct. 20, 1917, he was ordained to the ministry, serving at South Boston, Va., and the Mt. Pleasant Church, Norfolk Co., Va. Funeral services were held at the Warwick River Church, with Amos D. Wenger and Menno S. Brunk officiating.

[NI12678] Gospel Herald - Aug. 19, 1947, p. 447:
Lehman.-Arthur Risser, son of Benjamin and Anna (Risser) Lehman, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 25, 1910; died at his home, Fentress, Va., Feb. 8, 1947; aged 36 y. 11 m. 14 d. On Dec. 26, 1935 he was united in marriage to Lula F. Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are his father, one son (Joseph Arthur), one sister (Lizzie-Mrs. Elmer Zeigler), and 3 brothers (Herman, Palmyra, Pa.; Irwin, Lake Park, Fla.; and Jacob, Fentress, Va.). In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. About six months prior to his death it was discovered that his failing health was due to cancer of the spine. Funeral services were conducted at the Fentress Mennonite Church, by C. D. Bergey and Eli Kramer. Text: Isa. 51:11. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI12679] Gospel Herald - July 19, 1977, pp 557-558:
Burkholder.- Lewis A., son of David and Hettie (Shank) Burkholder, was born at Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 24, 1889; died at Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., June 18, 1977; aged 87 y. He was married to Esther Baer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (June Weber and Frances Holieik), 3 sons (Nelson, James, and Lewis A. Burkholder, Jr.), 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Warwick River Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 21, in charge of Truman H. Brunk and Lewis J. Kraus; interment in Warwick River Mennonite Church Cemetery.

[NI12680] Gospel Herald - May 20, 1943, p. 127:
Shaddinger - Abram G. Shaddinger was born near Fountainville, Pa., Feb. 17, 1901; died Jan. 17, 1943; aged 42 y. 1 m. He came to Fentress, Va., with his parents in 1909. He married Ida Wenger in 1929. To this union were born 2 daughters. He had been a member of the Mennonite church since youth. He was taken seriously ill with the flu during World Ward I, from which he never fully recovered. He was confined to bed almost 2 years with complications. He is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, his mother, and 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church near Fentress, Va., on Jan, 20, 1943, by the home ministers. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"He has gone thro' the gate to another land led by the Master's hand,
Where everything is kind and good, where everyone is understood.
So we believe that the One above, has taken him as act of love." -- The Family.

[NI12681] Gospel Herald - June 6, 1972, pp 507-508:
Miller.- Marvin E., son of Elias and Elizabeth (Hartzler) Miller, was born at Newport News, Va., Aug. 7, 1898; died at the Norfolk General Hospital, following a heart attack, May 11, 1972; aged 73 y. 9 m. 4 d. He is survived by his second wife (Lydia Mayer), one son (Merlin Miller), one daughter (Mildred Miller), 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Ernest H. and J. Clarence Miller), and one sister (Maude-Mrs. Clayton Bergey). He was preceded in death by his first wife (Katie Wenger) and one brother (Dwight L. Miller). He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Chesapeake, Va., where funeral services were held May 14, in charge of Philip Miller and Amos Wenger; interment in the church cemetery.

[NI12685] Herald of Truth - Nov. 1, 1883, pp 332-333:
WENGER. - In Keokuk Co., Iowa, Sept. 30th, Sister Sallie I. Wenger, eldest surviving daughter of Martin and Lizzie Berry, of Rockingham county, Va., and beloved companion of Bro. S. B. Wenger aged 28 years and 1 month. She was married May 18th 1882, and left her native home and coming among us with her now bereaved husband, a happy bride, with prospect for long life, enjoying usual health up to the 30th of September between 12 and 1 o'clock. She awoke her husband saying she was very short of breath and fifteen minutes after she first spoke, she closed her eyes in that sleep, in which waking the faithful find heaven. Her piety was worthy of imitation; kind and affectionate to all, especially so as a companion and a zealous and devout member of the Brethren Church for six or eight years, She had endeared herself to all who knew her. She was buried at English River Church on the evening of the 30th, followed to the grave by many sympathizing friends. Funeral services by Eld Samuel Flory and George S. Wine, from Rev. 14: part of the 13th verse. We are unable to give a fitting tribute to one who in life was held so dear and by whose death the whole community seems shrouded in gloom; especially do we sympathize with the afflicted brother whose trials seem almost greater than he can bear; but we pray that this affliction may work for him a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. --W. S. L.

[NI12686] Gospel Herald - Sept. 14, 1916, pp 454-455:
Wenger. - Belle Irene Gruey was born at Smithville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 22, 1857; died Aug. 29. 1916; aged 58 y. 11 m. 7 d. At the age of 7 years she moved with her parents to North English, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. On April 13, 1886, she was united in marriage with S. B. Wenger, South English, Iowa, and for over 30 years was his companion, faithful and true. To this union were born 5 children: Edith G., Clark A., Arthur J., Emry B., and Milo E. Emry died April 3, 1908, at the age of about 12 years. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 4 children, 2 sisters, and 1 brother; Maggie Guery of North English, Mrs. S. P. Chiles of Jefferson, Kans., and A. W. Gruey of North English and a host of relatives and friends in the community in which she lived.
She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at the age of 15 and united with the M. E. Church at North English, but in 1896 changed her church home and was the first to unite with the Mennonite Church and assist in building up what is now known as the Liberty congregation of the Mennonite Church near South English.
She was noted for her piety and devotion. Life to her was not as an idle tale but as a reality. There was no frivolity or idle talk but she was sociable and friendly with everyone with whom she came in contact. She had great concern for the welfare of others especially for her family and sacrificed many of her own comforts for their welfare. She was in poor health for many years, but was able most of the time to assist in caring for her household duties.
Her condition was not known to be serious until about six weeks prior to her death after which she failed rapidly. The best medical aid was consulted, but all reported that nothing could be done. She bore her suffering with Christian fortitude which was as inspiration to those around her. Especially was this true of the last hours of her life, kissing her family goodbye, and extended her hand to neighbors and friends about her, then passing peacefully away without a murmur or a struggle with her hand clasped in her brother's who arrived in the last moments of her life and was the last one to whom she extended her hand.
Funeral was conducted by P. J. Blosser, assisted by Jasper Smith of the Church of the Brethren.

[NI12687] Gospel Herald - March 14, 1918, pp 927-928:
BRENNEMAN. - The grim reaper has thrust his sickle into our number and another saint has crossed the swelling tide. Dea. Benjamin Brenneman was born near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1855; died near Denbigh, Va., Feb. 8, 1918; aged 62y. 4m. 12d. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Those who have been associated with the brother from childhood up testify to his early devotion to the cause of Christ and to his unwavering faithfulness and loyalty to God and the Church throughout his entire life. As the last end drew nearer his hopes grew brighter so that he became an inspiration and encouragement in a special way to those who visited him. A wife, one daughter, and five sons are left to mourn his departure, all of whom are among the redeemed, and we trust may meet father in the glory world in time to come. Funeral services were held Feb. 10, conducted by Brethren M.C. Lapp and Daniel Shenk. Learning at a late hour that some relatives were hastening to the scene, burial was postponed. On the day following our brother was solemnly laid to rest in the cemetery near the Warwick River Church.

[NI12688] Gospel Herald - Sept. 16, 1937, pp 543-544:
Showalter.-Cyrus B., youngest son of John D. and Elisabeth (Driver) Showalter, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Oct. 14, 1857. He passed away at his home near Conway, Kans., Aug. 20, 1937; aged 79 y. 10 m. 6 d. He was married to Lydia Wenger Nov. 13, 1883. They lived in Virginia until in 1910, when they located in McPherson Co., Kans. He leaves his wife and 10 children (4 sons and 6 daughters) besides grandchildren; also 2 aged brothers (Daniel P. and Jacob D.) of Virginia, as well as many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for over fifty years. The funeral was held at his home and the West Liberty Church Aug. 22, by Bro. Joseph G. Hartzler assisted by Bro. Earl Buckwalter.
"This languishing head is at rest,
Its thinking and aching are o'er;
This quiet, immovable breast
Is heaved by affliction no more;
This heart is no longer the seat
Of trouble and torturing pain;
It ceases to flutter and beat,
It never shall flutter again."

[NI12689] Gospel Herald - Dec. 25, 1941, pp 838-839:
Wenger.-Amanda H., daughter of Israel and Anna (Hess) Rohrer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 27, 1865. Dec. 4, 1888, she was united in marriage to Adam Wenger of Greenmount, Va. They made their home in Virginia until 1910, when they with their family moved to Mahoning Co., Ohio, where she resided until God called her home Dec. 6, 1941; aged 75 y. 11 m. 9 d. Her passing was very sudden, without a word or unusual pain; which reminds us anew of the thought, "In the midst of life, we are in death." In her girlhood she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful through life. Much of her life was spent as an invalid, but she bore her afflictions submissively. She was deeply devoted to her family; one of her chief concerns being the welfare of her children, as her last words expressed. She loved hospitality and always enjoyed visitors. She is survived by her bereft husband and the following children: Mattie (Mrs. William Ziegler), Harrisonburg, Va.; Abram J., Fentress, Va.; Lena (Mrs. Edwin Weaver), Salem, Ohio; Amos D., Harrisonburg, Va.; Stella V. (Mrs. Frank Good), Dayton, Va.; Hannah (Mrs. Enos Witmer), Salem, Ohio; Joseph H., Williamsburg, Va.; Edith (Mrs. John R. Martin), Dalton, Ohio; Anna Mary, at home; David, Columbiana, Ohio. One son (Israel) preceded her to the heavenly home 14 years ago. She is also survived by 48 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Hettie Showalter and Mattie Rohrer of Dayton, Va.), and 1 brother (Daniel H. Rohrer of Lancaster, Pa.). She will be sadly missed, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Moses Horst and Abram Good of Wadsworth, Ohio, and at the church by Bro. David Wenger of Dalton, Ohio, assisted by Bros. Harvey Fricke of Wauseon, Ohio, Benjamin Good of Orrville, Ohio, and Daniel Witmer of Columbiana, Ohio. Text, Psalm 130. Interment in Pleasant View Cemetery.

"Dear is the grave wherein she is laid,
Sweet is the memory that never shall fade;
Fond is the hope that again we shall meet,
Kneeling together at Jesus' feet." --The Family.

[NI12690] Herald of Truth - Aug. 15, 1898, pp 252-253:
WENGER.-On July 14, 1898, at her home in Millersville, Pa., of chronic Bright's disease, Mary, wife of Pre. A. D. Wenger, peacefully entered into rest, aged 30 years, 3 months and 14 days. The funeral was held at 2:30 P. M. July 17, at the Mennonite M. H. in Millersville. The services were conducted by Abram Herr, John K. Brubaker and Jacob N. Brubaker. Text, Luke 10:42. A very large number of people assembled to show their respect for the departed one and to sympathize with the bereft husband. In the removal of our beloved sister the church and community lose one who had been a shin-ing light and a benefactress. Her death was unlooked for at so early an age, for on her face she carried the bloom of health, but all the while disease, the germs of which had been sown more than ten years ago and which showed but few symptoms, was slowly stealing away the sap of life. A little more than a year ago she was a happy bride, and she indeed was a true help-mate for our young ministering brother, encouraging him in his ministerial duties, and truly his trials and dark hours were shared by her. Why God should enter this happy home and darken its brightness we cannot understand, but we do know that "whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth." Sister Mary was a patient sufferer. After the truth of her sickness was revealed to her and she knew she would have to leave her husband whom she dearly loved she did not murmur, but looked to God for help and soon became resigned to His will. As she grew weaker she expressed a desire to go home and be at rest and her last audible words were "not my way, but Thine, O Lord." It is very hard to part with her, but we humbly bow under the chasten-ing rod. A. H. K.

[NI12691] Gospel Herald - March 29, 1955, pp 310-311:
Wenger, Anna May, aged 76 y. 9 m. 2 d., daughter of the late Daniel N. and Magdalena (Kindig) Lehman, was born near Millersville, Pa., May 19, 1878; left her weary body Feb. 21, 1955 near Harrisonburg, Va. On Sept. 28, 1900, she married A. D. Wenger, who preceded her in death nearly 20 years ago. An infant song Ralph also preceded her. Surviving are the following children (Mary-Mrs. Warren Kratz, Anna May-Mrs. John F. Garber, Amos D. Jr., Paul L., Ruth-Mrs. Arlin Snider, Rhoda E., of Tanganyika, and Chester L., of Ethiopia), 5 brothers (Christian K., Benjamin K., Walter S., Daniel W., Chester K.), 2 sisters (Magdalena K. Lehman, Elizabeth-Mrs. John E. Kurtz), 26 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her one great concern was that everyone of her descendants, as well as her Sunday-school and summer Bible school pupils, might be faithful consecrated servants of God. Another of her great concerns was that Eastern Mennonite College, where she labored with her husband for over 13 years, might continue to stand as a great spiritual lighthouse, grounded upon the standards of God's Word, until Jesus comes. Her supreme loves included the Word of God, fervent prayer, Christian service and testimony, sacred music, children and youth, Christian friends and fellowship, stars, birds, and flowers. Funeral services, Feb. 23, at the Pike Church, Harrisonburg, Va., were conducted by Ernest G. Gehman, Melvin J. Heatwole, and Kenneth Seitz; at Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Fentress, Va., Feb. 24, by Clayton Bergey and Lloyd Weaver.

[NI12692] Herald of Truth - Oct. 1, 1900, p. 303:
BRUNK. - On Sept. 9th, 1900, near Greenmount, Rockingham Co., Va., of typhoid fever, John Brunk, fourth son of Pre. George Brunk. His departure occurred at a time when several other members of the same family lay stricken with the same disease that bore him into the eternal world. A wife and five small children survive him. Funeral on the afternoon of the 10th from Trissel's meeting house in Lower District.

[NI12693] Gospel Herald - May 19, 1938, pp 158-159:
Brunk - Bishop George Reuben Brunk , son of Henry G. and Susan (Heatwole) Brunk, was born near Geneseo, Ill., Dec. 31, 1871; died suddenly while at work on the evening of April 30, 1938, at his home near Denbigh, Va.; aged 66 y. 4 m. His activities and unfailing interest in the Church and home continued to the very last. On the day of his death he completed and mailed the July issue of the "Sword and Trumpet," through which medium he labored faithfully for the welfare of the Church at large.
When he was two years of age his family moved on the western prairie near Marion, Kansas, later locating near Groveland, Kansas. Here, as a young man, he was brightly converted under the ministry of Bro. J.S. Coffman. At the age of 21 he was ordained to the ministry at West Liberty Church in Kansas, and at the age of 26 ordained to the office of Bishop, having oversight of the Spring Valley and Catlin congregations. In 1910 he with his family moved to Denbigh, Va., where he had bishop charge of congregations in southeastern Virginia until his death. From his ordination to the ministry he was actively engaged in evangelistic work for many years.
At the age of 28 years he married Katie Wenger of Harrisonburg, Va. To this home came nine children, making an unbroken family until the departure of a precious and loving husband and father. How we miss his tender sympathies, his counsels, his prayers. The strong pillar of our home is removed and we are a broken family here; yet heaven seems much nearer and we long for the time of meeting. He so often prayed that we might meet an unbroken family over there. We know that he is even now waiting for each one of us, as his expressed himself in these original lines:
"Not only through earth's toilsome years, do parents watch and wait
For children scatter far; but having heard the Master's call,
And folded earth work all aside and gone away,
The vigil is not ended; the alter fires of love still burn within.
From that far land they watch and wait, for the children to come Home."
He leaves his sorrowing companion and nine children: Esther Virginia, Truman Henry (minister), Stella Victoria (Mrs. J. Ward Shank, Broadway, Va.), Edna Frances (Mrs. Arthur Hertzler), Meno Simon, George Rowland (minister), Katie Florence (Mrs. John F. Shank, Broadway, Va.), Ruth Wenger, and Lawrence Burkhart. There are nine grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother (Pre. J.F. Brunk, Newton, Kans.), two sisters (Mrs. J.A. Cooprider, Hesston, Kans., and Mrs. Walter Cooprider, McPherson, Kans.), one half-brother (Charles W. Cooprider of Windom, Kans.), and two half-sisters (Mrs. E.J. Ely of Inman, Kans., and Mrs. O.E. Hostetler of McPherson, Kans.).
Funeral services at the home were in charge of Bro. Daniel Shenk, and at the Warwick River Mennonite Church by Bro. J.L. Stauffer (Texts, I Samuel 20:18 and II Timothy 4:6-8), assisted by Bros. C.C. Culp, S.H. Rhodes, J.R. Driver and Daniel Kauffman. --The sorrowing family.

[NI12694] Herald of Truth - July 1, 1899, pp 205-206:
GROVE. - May 25, 1899, at his home, Augusta Co., Va., of consumption, Bro. Isaac Grove, aged 79 years, and 8 days. He was the father of ten children; his companion and four children preceded him to the spirit world. Thus six children, forty-five grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren are left without father and grandfather. But he has left good examples for them to go by, and we trust they will not be forgotten. He was a minister of the gospel nearly forty years. We believe he tried to do his duty faithfully. He had remarkable bodily strength for one of his age until about three months before his death. Funeral services at the Hildabrand M. H. by J. R. Hildabrand, A. P. Heatwole and J. H. Martin. His esteem was proved by the large concourse of people that met on this occasion.

[NI12697] Herald of Truth - March 15, 1892, pp 93-94:
WENGER.--On the 3rd of Feb. 1892, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Holsopple near St. Martin's Morgon Co., Mo., Sister Sarah, widow of Abraham Wenger, aged 68 years, 7 months and 21 days. She had been enjoying reasonable health until about eight months ago, when a paralytic stroke brought on an illness that caused her death. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years, and will long be remembered for her consistent Christian life, being ever ready to help the needy, and never failing to use her influence in helping to build up the church and Sunday-school. She died with the full faith that she would be redeemed with all the saints in the world beyond, and sorrowing children are consoled with the fact that she is infinitely better off than she could possibly have been here. Besides a number of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends, she leaves six children--four sons and two daughters--all of whom have arrived at the age of maturity, and all but two of whom have expressed a living faith in the saving merits of her Redeemer.
Her remains were laid away in the cemetery, near Bethel church, where the funeral services were conducted by M. S. Moyer and D. D. Kauffman in German, and David Bowman in the English language.

[NI12698] Herald of Truth - March 1879, pp 54-57:
Feb. 2nd, in New Erection Church, Rockingham, Co., Va., of consumption, Bro. JOHN. P. GOOD, aged 59 years, 9 months and 13 days. He was buried on the 3rd, at Weaver's. Bro. Good lingered long and death was not unexpected to him; he took the advice of the prophet to king Josiah; and tried to set his house in order (temporally) knowing that he should die and not live. Many years ago he sought to set his spiritual house in order; and all through his life he was a benevolent neighbor, and a zealous and devoted brother in the church. Peace to his ashes.

[NI12699] Gospel Herald - July 13, 1911, pp 239-240:
Wenger. - Elizabeth McAfferty, wife of Joseph H. Wenger, died at her home near South English, Ia., June 29, 1911; aged 68 y. 1 m. 21 d. She was born at Smithville, O., May 8, 1843, and came with her parents who were typical Lancaster Co., Pa., people to South English, Ia., in 1855, when Iowa was in its infancy.
April 5, 1868, she married Joseph H. Wenger, formerly of Edom, Va. her husband and 3 children, John H. Homer C. and Mrs. Mollie D. Grove, all of this place, survive; Frank having died May 1, 1896, aged 25 years.
Aunt Elizabeth suffered with rheumatism for nearly 18 years, and was a model for patience and cheerfulness in her afflictions. Although at times she was confined to her chair and crutches with her faithful husband they traveled over the greater part of the United States and attended the various Sanitariums in different states, regardless of expenses.
November, 1909, other complications set in and confined her to her home where they had lived over 43 years. The day time she spent in her swinging chair in which she peacefully and quietly slept life away at 7:30 A. M. June 29. On Oct. 23, 1881, they united with the Church of he Brethren and lived consecrated lives in the service of Him who doeth all things well. Her husband was constantly by her side to administer to her wants, during which time he spent years of appreciated service writing family histories of the Wengers and Beerys in different volumes. --S. B. Wenger

[NI12705] Herald of Truth - April 15, 1899, pp 124-126:
BRUNK. - Magdalena, wife of Pre. Christian Brunk of Winchester, Va., died March 15th, 1899, aged 75 years, 1 month and 23 days. She was brought up in Rockingham Co., Va., and was the daughter of Christian Brenneman. She has one brother and four sisters living; and besides her husband, she leaves four sons and two daughters, also twenty three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sister Brunk lived happily in matrimony for fifty-five years, and was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for fifty-four years. She was indeed a mother in Israel and her place at meeting was seldom vacant, and by her untiring efforts to do good to all she came in contact with, she will be remembered by many, and by her aged companion she will be sadly missed, as they had traveled together so many years that he said he longed to go with her on this journey also. When he knew she would never again return to him and help and comfort him, he felt to say with Job of old, "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." She was buried on the 18th. A short service was held at the house by Lewis Shank of Broadway, text, 1 Cor. 13:13, then her remains were taken to Rockingham Co., where she was buried In the old Brenneman graveyard by the side of her three children who had preceded her. Services at the New Brenneman M. H. by L. J. Heatwole, Abram Shank and others. Text, Mark 13, latter part.

We saw not the angels who met her there,
The gates of the city we could not see,
Over the river our mother dear
Our mother stands waiting for me.

And she is just our loved one still,
And loves us now no less,
She goes away to come again
To watch us and to bless.

[NI12706] Herald of Truth - December 15, 1896, p. 380 Obituaries:
RIDENOUR.-Esther Brenneman was born May 11th, 1822, in Rockingham Co., Virginia. Married, Oct. 10th 1848, to Lewis Ridenour; died of pneumonia November the 22d, 1896, near Monroeville, Ind., where she had lived many years. She united with the Mennonite church while young and remained a faithful member until death. Only those who knew her best know how her life was spent in doing good to those around her, and we believe she died a happy death.

[NI12708] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 80b:
Christian Funk, 35, farmer; Frances [Brenneman], 32; Ann, 10; Susannah, 8; Samuel, 6; Hetty, 2
(listed after Frances' parents, Christian & Ann Brenaman, and her brothers-in-law and sisters, Christian & Magdalena Brunk and Isaac & Lydia Wenger)

1880 VA census - Rockingham Co, Linville District, p. 479D, taken June 12:
Christian Funk, 67, farming; wife Francis, 63; dau Hettie E., 30, servant; son James N., 28, servant

Herald of Truth - April 15, 1896, pp 126-127:
FUNK - On the 7th of January, 1896, near Rushville, Rockingham Co., Va., suddenly, Christian Funk, aged 83 years, 11 months, 23 days. He had been complaining of pains in his arms and shoulders, and about dark in the evening he said he would go to bed. After lying down he told his wife he would die. He also remarked that he was willing to go and that they get him a plain coffin and bury him at the Bank M.M.H. These were his last words. He turned over and went to sleep to wake no more until the resurrection morn. Services were conducted by L.J. Heatwole.

[NI12710] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 80:
Christian Brunk, 27, farmer; Magdalena, 26; Michael, 5; Ann, 3; Susanna, 2; George, 20, laborer
(listed after Magdalena's parents, Christian & Ann Brenaman, and before her brothers-in-law and sisters, Isaac & Lydia Wenger and Christian & Frances Funk)

Gospel Witness - Dec. 20, 1905, p. 335:
Pre. Christian Brunk and His Sister, Barbara Brenneman.
The home of Bro. and *Jacob Alger, of near Broadway, Va., on the evening of Dec. 3, 1905, was the scene of two deaths that occurred within the period of about half an hour. Pre. Christian Brunk, who for 28 years or more has lived in Winchester, Va., had lately been visiting his relations in Rockingham county. Before his return to Winchester, he was taken for one more visit to his sister, Barbara Brenneman, who was at the time prostrated with rheumatic troubles.
While stopping there he himself became so enfeebled as not to be able to proceed on his journey homeward. For about two weeks both himself and sister continued to gradually decline until the evening of the 3rd inst., when at 10 p.m., Sister Brenneman died and was followed a half-hour later by her brother into the spirit world. Brother Brunk's aged was 82 years, 9 months and 20 days; and that of his sister, 69 years and 29 days.
Both were born and reared in Rickingham* county. The latter had lived in widowhood for more than 35 years, her husband, John Brenneman, having died when yet a young man. She is survived by one daughter, Sister Francis Alger, with whom she has for many years made her home.
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the brother and sister were borne in separate coffins to Lindale M. H., where one of the largest congregations ever known at that place was assembled to pay a last tribute of respect to their memory. The service was conducted by Jos. W. Geil, L. J. Heatwole and Lewis Shank, from II Tim. 4:6, 7, 8. In the graveyard the coffins were lowered simultaneously into separate graves that were not far apart, the one being placed beside her husband and the other beside his wife--one burial service being used for both.
Bro. Brunk was for 60 years a member of the Mennonite church, lived in wedlock for 55 years with Magdalene Brenneman Brunk, who departed this life Mar. 15th, 1899; and his services in the ministry covered the period of more than 46 years. In this time he has preached and traveled through ten states and Canada.
He resided near Edom, Va., until near the close of the Civil war, when in October, 1864, he refugeed to Lancaster, Pa., where he lived with his family near Millersville till the spring of 1865, when, after making an extensive visit through the Western States and Canada, he returned again with his family to Rockingham Co., Va., where he resided till 1871. Since then he has made his home with a small congregation near Winchester, Va.
Bro. Brunk has been widely known among the congregations in Virginia and elsewhere for his striking figure and commanding presence which he never failed to make manifest in the pulpit. These qualities, together with a strong and earnest voice and the peculiar force with which he presented Gospel truth to an audience--when once heard--could never be forgotten.
During the long period in which he served as a minister, he invariably kept in close touch with the Virginia Conference, in which body he was recognized as one among its leading spirits.
It was observed that he found a peculiar enjoyment in associating with ministers much younger than himself, for all of whom he never failed to have an encouraging word, and, unlike some old people of his years, he maintained identity with the church to the end of his life. Though his ministerial work covered well-nigh the space of three generations, with the general round of change that has come in that time, in method and the line of more direct work in the church, he has always had the grace to enter heartily into the spirit of the times, and to readily adapt himself to the work and needs of the church, as each change came. Peace to his memory.
L.J.H.

[NI12711] Herald of Truth - March 26, 1903, pp 103-104:
WENGER.-On March 4, 1903, near Linville Station, Rockingham Co., Va., of bronchial troubles terminating finally into pneumonia, Sister Lydia Wenger, aged 75 Y., 3 M., 24 D. Funeral services on the 6th from Lindale M.H., at which time a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends came to pay a last and worthy tribute to her memory. Discourse on the occasion by Lewis Shank, L.J. Heatwole and Jos. W. Geil from Heb. 11:13. Sister Wenger was a member of the Mennonite church for 55 years and though life's pathway to her was strewn with many sorrows and disappointments, yet through all, from early life down to old age, she has proved a noble example of humility, patience and an abiding faith in her Redeemer. She leaves behind an aged and greatly enfeebled husband, nine children, 75 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren to mourn her departure. L.J.H.

[NI12712] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 80b:
Martin Brenaman, 24, farmer; Susanna, 22; John, 4/12; Henry Good, 22, laborer
(listed after Martin's parents, Christian & Ann Brenaman, and his brothers-in-law and sisters, Christian & Magdalena Brunk, Isaac & Lydia Wenger, and Christian & Frances Funk)

[NI12715] Herald of Truth - March 3, 1904 p. 79 Obituaries:
GEIL.-On Feb. 12, 1904, at the home of Bish. Geo. R. Bunk, near McPherson, Kansas, after an illness of short duration, the spirit of Rebecca (Brenneman) Geil passed into the great beyond, at the age of 71 Y., 11 M., 24 D. The body was prepared and on the 14th shipped to her old home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. Although her trials, of recent years especially, were hard to bear, yet He who knoweth our frame makes allowance for human frailties. Katie W. Brunk.

[NI12726] Herald of Truth - May 15, 1892, pp 157-158:
SHANK.--On th 9th of April 1892, near Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va. of old age, Magdelene Shank, aged 83 years and 6 months, less one day. Our aged sister had for years been more or less afflicted with Rheumatism and at times she was confined to her bed. She has for several years not been able to attend church, but appeared to be patient and content with her lot, but would often say, she was tired of this world and was only waiting the Lord's appointed time when she might exchange this life for one that is real to all the faithful. She was buried at Weaver's church on the 10th by the side of her husband who preceded her nearly 21 years. Funeral services were held by the Brethren D. S. and J. F. Heatwole. S. B.

[NI12739] Gospel Herald - March 31, 1981, p. 254:
Miller, Leona, M., daughter of Francis B., Sr., and Magdalena (Wagler) Miller, was born at Nappanee, Ind., Apr. 21, 1928; died of leukemia at Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Va., Feb. 23, 1981; aged 52 y. On Oct. 17, 1948, she was married to Merlin R. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Darrell, Dennis, Gerald, and Virgil), 4 daughters (Joyce, Jeanette, Sandra, and Lois), 7 grandchildren, her father, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 26, in charge of Robert W. Mast and J. Harold Buckwalter; interment in Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery.

[NI12759] Gospel Herald - April 21, 1987, pp 277-278:
Hershberger, Abram Wenger, son of Abraham and Lessie (Wenger), was born in Rockingham Co., Va., May 9, 1928; died of an apparent heart attack at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 23, 1987; aged 58 y. On June 15, 1950, he was married to Thelma Martin, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Evelyn Showalter), one son (Leon W.), 4 grandchildren, 5 sisters (Verda Brenneman, Elma Hershberger, Mildred Risser, Beatrice Hess, and Ruth Davis), and one brother (Glen Hershberger). Memorial services were held at Weavers Mennonite Church on Jan. 26, in charge of Joseph Shenk, Harold Martin, and Alvin Kanagy; interment in Weavers Cemetery.

[NI12762] The Mennonite - July 16, 2002, p. 26:
Charles Wenger Hertzler, 87, Harrisobnurg, Va., died June 19. Spouse: Rhoda Benner Hertzler. Parents: Moses Levi and Anna Belle Wenger Hertzler (both deceased). Other survivors: children Bonnie Jantzi, Anita Landes, Susie Hertzler, Willard, Lowell; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 22 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

[NI12767] Gospel Herald - Aug. 22, 1978, p. 642:
Ziegler, Mattie, daughter of Adam and Amanda (Rohrer) Wenger, was born in Augusta Co., Va., Apr. 19, 1890; died of a massive stroke at Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., July 17, 1978; aged 88 y. On Jan. 28, 1914, she was married to William Ziegler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ralph and Kenneth), 2 daughters (Esther ­ Mrs. Ralph Fisher, Lois ­ Mrs. Richard Alderfer), 16 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Warwick River Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 20, in charge of John H. Shenk, Nelson Burkholder, and Lloyd Weaver, Jr.; interment in Warwick River Mennonite Church Cemetery.

[NI12768] Gospel Herald - Dec. 29, 1927, p. 847:
Wenger.--Israel son of brother Adam and Amanda Wenger, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Nov. 30, 1891. He was converted in his early life and united with the Church of God during the year 1916, remaining a faithful member until his Master suddenly summoned him home. His Christian life has been such that those who best knew him need not mourn as those who have no hope. He united in marriage with Sister Vesta, daughter of Bro. and Sister Christ Gearig, Dec. 26, 1920. To them were born 3 children, they living a happy Christian life and faring well in temporal matters, he ever having a pleasant smile for all whom he met, Nov. 4, 1927, in the forenoon the writer bade him farewell to leave for home. An hour later the phone came that brother Israel was killed. He had left with his daughter for Pettisville on business, and on their return in their Ford, as they were crossing the Chicago Pike, a 1928 Model Buick car struck them and he was killed. He leaves his deeply bereaved companion, 3 daughters (Mildred, Violet and Marjorie) his and his wife's parents, 4 brothers, 6 sisters, with many other near relatives and many friends. Since it was rumored that so very many wanted to come to his funeral, the Amish Mennonites offered us their large church, a seating capacity of about 1000, where the funeral took place Nov. 8. Bro. Mininger read a Psalm and spoke words of consolation and prayer at the house, Bro. F. Haynes spoke the introduction and led in prayer at the church, then the writer took for his text Isa. 38:1. The brother was a leader in church singing, and the last song he led in Church worship was the evening previous to his death; namely, No. 144, Hymnal, "I am going home."
"Husband, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day;
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away." --F. C. Fricke.

[NI12769] Gospel Herald - March 15, 1983, p. 190:
Wenger, Abram, son of Adam and Amanda (Rohrer) Wenger, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Feb. 15, 1893; died at the Camelot Nursing Home, Chesapeake, Va., Feb. 16, 1983; aged 90 y. On Oct. 5, 1918, he was married to Esther Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Charlotte, Mary, Ruth - Mrs. Darvin Schlabach, and Norma - Mrs. Herbert Brunk), 4 sons (John, Homer, Melvin, and Herbert), 23 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters (Lena Weaver, Hannah Witmer, Stella Good, Edith Martin, and Anna Mary Rohrer), and 3 brothers (Amos, Joseph, and David). He served as a deacon at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 19, in charge of Amos D. Wenger, Philip Miller, and Robert Mast; interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

[NI12773] Gospel Herald - Oct. 18, 1994 Deaths:
Witmer, Hannah B. Wenger, 92, Salem, Ohio. Born: Dec. 23, 1901, Waynesboro, Va., to Adam and Amanda Rohrer Wenger. Died: Sept. 17,1994, Salem, Ohio. Survivors-children: Stella Reesor, Vesta Landis, Esther, Marjorie, J. Elmer, Ralph, Owen, Daniel, E. James, Homer; brother and sisters: David Wenger, Stella Good, Anna Mary Rohrer; 53 grandchildren, 123 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Enos L. Witmer (husband), Grace (daughter), and Elvin (son). Congregational membership: Berean Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 21, Midway Mennonite Church by Fred Augsburger and Larry Rohrer. Burial: Pleasant view Cemetery.

[NI12793] Gospel Herald ­ Sept. 27, 1955, pp 933-934:
Witmer, -- Elvin Wenger, son of Enos and Hannah (Wenger) Witmer, was born Feb. 6, 1939, at Salem, Ohio; was suddenly called home in an automobile accident near Huntsville, Ont., on Aug. 1, 1955; aged 16 y. 5 m. 25 d. He and 5 other boys were on their way to northern Canada to spend a few days fishing when their car crashed head-on into another car which was shrouded in a pocket of dense fog. Elvin and another boy, Lester Martin, were instantly killed. The other occupants of both cars were hospitalized. We are reminded that "there is but a step between me and death." "Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not." He leaves his parents, 6 brothers and 4 sisters (Elmer, Columbiana, Ohio; Ralph, Salem, Ohio; Daniel, Orrville, Ohio; Stella-Mrs. Elmer Ressor, Unionville, Ont.; Owen, Tournavista, Peru; Vesta-Mrs. Ross Landis, Tigard, Oreg.; James, Homer, Esther, and Marjorie, at home), one aged grandfather (Daniel Witmer, Columbiana), and many other relatives and friends. One sister preceded him in death in infancy. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour, Aug. 15, 1954; and left a bright Christian testimony wherever he went. Double funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near Columbiana, Ohio, on Aug. 5, with Cecil Ressor, David Weaver, Frank Nice, and Abram Good in charge. Burial was made in the church cemetery. All the family were present for the funeral except Homer, who was injured in the same accident.

[NI12800] Gospel Herald - Nov. 2, 1976, p. 856:
Driver, Wayne Wilton, son of Lewis Mark and Ida (Rhodes) Driver, was born in Mt. Clinton, Va., Sept. 22, 1900; died at Dayton, Va., Oct. 2, 1976; aged 76 y. On Apr. 13, 1927, he was married to Sophie E. Swope, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Norman Wenger, Hannah ­ Mrs. Dewitt Burkholder, Ruth ­ Mrs. Irvin Kauffman, Beulah ­ Mrs. R. Carroll Kenagy, and Florence ­ Mrs. Nelson Heatwole), 5 sons (Roy S., Lewis M., Willard W., John D., and Daniel S.), 29 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Weavers Mennonite Cemetery on Oct. 5, with memorial services following at the Bank Church, in charge of Lloyd S. Horst and John Risser.

[NI12801] Gospel Herald - March 25, 1997, pp 14-15:
Driver, Sophie Elizabeth Swope, 89, Bridgewater, Va. Born: Sept. 26, 1907, Singers Glen, Va., to David H. and Mary Elizabeth Showalter Swope. Died: Feb. 28, 1997, Bridgewater Va. Survivors - children: Mary D. Wenger, Florence D. Heatwole, Hannah D. Burkholder, Ruth D. Kauffman, Beulah Frances D. Kenagy, Daniel S., John D., Willard W ., Lewis M.; 30 grandchildren, 47 greatgrandchildren, 4 greatgreatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Wayne W. Driver (husband) and Roy S. (son). Funeral: Mar. 3, Park View Mennonite Church, by Phil Kniss, Shirlee K. Yoder, Owen Burkholder, and Joseph Shenk. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

[NI12802] Gospel Herald - April 29, 1937, p. 111:
Driver.-Ida Florence, daughter of the late Anthony and Hannah (Beery) Rhodes, was born at Edom, Va., Nov. 29, 1861; died at her home near Dayton, Va., March 3, 1937; aged 75 y. 3 m. 3 d. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis, which she suffered only six days previous to her passing. Bro. and Sister Driver set an excellent example for newlyweds in the beginning of their wedded life. They made it a practice to read a chapter a day from the Bible. They sought "the old paths, where is the good way," and the Lord blessed them with long life. For a little more than forty-seven years they walked together, sharing the joys and sorrows of life. On Jan. 17, 1904, she united with the Mennonite Church continuing in this faith to the end. Simplicity and humility adorned her Christian life. Oct. 3, 1889, she was united in marriage to Lewis M. Driver. To this union 3 sons were born. Paul died in infancy, and Rhodes preceded his mother in death just one year and seven days. Surviving is her companion and 1 son, Wayne W. Driver. She is also survived by 7 granddaughters, 3 grandsons, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held from Weavers Church, conducted by Brethren S. H. Rhodes and L. H. Jones. Texts, Prov. 16 :31, Rev. 14 :13. Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
"Her toils are past, her work is done,
And she is fully blest;
She fought the fight, the victory won,
And entered into rest."

[NI12803] Gospel Herald - Aug. 11, 1938, p. 439:
Driver - Lewis M., son of the late Daniel and Sallie (Branner) Driver, was born at Timberville, Va., March 17, 1861; died at the home of his son Wayne near Dayton, Va., July 15, 1938; aged 77 y. 3 m. 28 d. Three weeks prior to his death he was stricken with a heart attack which was caused by complications In 1869 he moved with his parents to Versailles, Mo., returning to Rockingham Co., 42 years ago. On Jan. 17, 1904, he united with the Mennonite Church having died in this faith. He walked humbly before his Lord, and like the apostle Paul, "had learned in whatsoever state he was, therewith to be content." On Oct. 3, 1889, he was united in marriage to Ida Rhodes. To this union 3 sons were born. His companion preceded him in death, Mar. 3, 1937, his son Rhodes Mar. 10, 1936, and Paul died in infancy. Surviving are one son (Wayne), 8 granddaughters and 3 grandsons. Three sisters and 3 brothers also survive. A short funeral service was conducted at the home by Bro. M.H. Heatwole and at Weavers Church by Bro. S.H. Rhodes, assisted by Bro. L.H. Jones. Text, I Thes.. 4:13-18. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery near-by.
"Into heaven's mansions he's entered, never to sigh or to weep;
After long years with life's struggles, Father has fallen asleep."

[NI12811] Gospel Herald - Feb. 29, 1940 pp 1023-1024 Obituaries:
Shenk. ­ Susannah (Good) Shenk was born in Ohio, July 7, 1850. On March 23, 1871, she was married to Andrew Shenk at her sister's home in Indiana. They lived in Allen Co., O., till 1894, when they moved to Jasper Co., Mo., where they resided until the death of her husband in 1937. Since his death she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Berkey. She died Feb. 9, 1940; aged 89 y. 7 m. 2 d. She had been sick in bed only one day. She leaves 4 children (G. D. Shenk and Mrs. H. J. Yoder, of Sheridan, Oreg.; Mrs. E. J. Berkey, of Oronogo, Mo.; and Mrs. L. A. Weaver, of Kansas City, Kans.). Three sons have preceded her in death (Timothy, Noah, and Perry). There are also 31 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. William Tweedy, and at the church by Bro. J. D. Mininger. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the Weaver Cemetery. We are so thankful for the memory of a godly mother, and for her influence which we believe will remain for good to all who knew her. --The Family.

[NI12817] Gospel Herald - June 18, 1936, pp 254-255:
Wenger.-Lizzie N., widow of the late Milton M. Wenger, was born Dec. 18, 1868; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elam Witmer near Brownstown, Pa., after a few days' illness of pneumonia; aged 67 y. 3 m. 16 d. She is survived by 3 sons (Isaac, Frank, and Noah), 5 daughters (Mrs. Mahlon Nolt, Mrs. Elam Witmer, Mrs. Aldus Hershey, Mrs. John Burkholder, Mrs. Roy Stauffer), 43 grandchildren, and a brother and sister. Two sons and one daughter died in infancy. She was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church for many years. It could well be said of her as in Proverbs 31 :27, 28, "She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed: her husband also he praiseth her." She lived a quiet Christian life and seldom if ever complained. Father and mother have gone before and may we so live that the circle may be unbroken over there. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. Eli Sauder at the home of her daughter with further services at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by Bro. John W. Weaver and Bro. Benjamin Wenger. Text, Psa. 116 :15.
"Silent thoughts bring many a tear,
Of one we loved and cherished here:
God took her home; it was His will,
But in our hearts she liveth still."

[NI12818] Gospel Herald - Feb. 11, 1932, pp 1007-1008:
WENGER--MILTON M. WENGER was born Feb. 8, 1867; died Jan. 21, 1932; aged 64 y. 11 m. 15 d. He joined hands in wedlock with Lizzie N. Wenger Oct. 9, 1887, and together, one year later, they sealed their vow with water baptism in the Old Mennonite meeting house at Groffdale, Pa. He was a faithful member all his life, and had a keen interest in the present activities of the Church and her future welfare. He was appointed teacher in the S. S. 36 years ago when the S. S. was first organized at that place. He taught persistently and charitably at that place and at Metzler's, until a few years ago when ill health prevented. He expressed it as being quite a cross to be denied the privilege of assembling in the house of worship, but he bore it all patiently. He fell asleep peaceable and suddenly, a few moments after looking over the Scripture text calendar. He leaves his widow, 3 sons, and 5 daughters (Mrs. Mahlon Nolt, Isaac, Frank, Mrs. Elam Witmer, Mrs. Alders Hershey, Noah, Mrs. John Burkholder, and Mrs. Roy Stauffer); also 33 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. John W. Burkholder, Lizzie, Samuel, Michael M., David M., Annie, Elam M., and Mrs. Benj. B. Leaman. All the children accepted Christ as their Savior, and father had the privilege of witnessing grandchildren being received into church fellowship, which brought much joy to his soul. "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord" (Gen. 18:19). The solemn funeral services were conducted by Bro. Eli Sauder at his late home, with further services at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by Bro. John W. Weaver and Bishop John M. Sauder. Text, John 14:27.
We know 'tis said of thee, "Well done,"
For thou the race of life hast run;
And on the other shore dost stand
With Him, who beckons every land
To come and be ye "Saved by grace,"
No other way reveals My face.

[NI12819] Gospel Herald ­ Oct. 12, 1911, pp 447-448:
Wenger - Michael E. Wenger was born in Lancaster Co., Pa. Aug. 3, 1829; died suddenly of paralysis of the heart at his home in Farmersville, Pa., Sept. 24, 1911; aged 72 y. 1 m. 21 d. On Apr. 15, 1863, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Musselman, to which union were born 12 children, of which 9 besides his widow, survive him, who mourn the loss of a dear father; also 38 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother, and 3 sisters. In his younger years he was received into the Mennonite Church with the Gorffdale district, in which congregation he was known as a faithful member. We therefore mourn not as those who have no hope, but realize that our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were held on Sept. 28, at the Groffdale Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Benj. W. Weaver and Banks Winey. Text, Gen. 5:24.

"Our father has gone to the regions above,
So free from all sorrow and pain;
To the land of the blest, the city of love,
Where he'll never suffer again." --A daughter.

[NI12820] Gospel Herald ­ July 4, 1912, pp 223-224:
Wenger. - Magdalena, widow of Michael E. Wenger, was born near New Holland, Pa., May 7, 1842; died of pneumonia, at her home in Farmersville, Pa., June 19, 1912; aged 70 y. 1 m. 12 d. On April 16, 1863, she was united in marriage with her husband, who preceeded [sic] her to the spirit world 9 months ago. In her early years she was received into the Mennonite Church, in which she was a faithful member until death. Through all her distress and trials she looked forward with a hope of Christian fortitude. During her illness of five days she bore it all patiently, and was fully resigned to the holy will of God. She is survived by 9 children, 40 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services on June 22 at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, conducted by Benj. W. Weaver and Banks Winey. Text, Mark 14:8. We can say, with all who have lost a kind, devoted mother, and with the poet:
"Mother now has left us lonely,
Here her loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows hear.

Yet again we hope to meet her,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven, with joy to greet her,
Where no farewell tear is shed."

[NI12828] Gospel Herald - Oct. 15, 1957, pp 885-886:
Wenger, Frank, son of the late Milton and Lizzie (Wenger) Wenger, was born Nov. 7, 1894, near Farmersville, Pa.; departed this life at the Lancaster General Hospital ten days after being admitted for a broken leg received when a log fell on it. . Death was caused by pulmonary embolism. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Groffdale Mennonite Church where he faithfully attended. On Oct. 4, 1917, he was united in marriage to Minnie Nolt, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Mabel-Mrs. Phares Moyer, Manheim; Naomi-Mrs. Clarence Nolt, Landisville; Cloyd N., Lancaster, Evelyn-Mrs. Paul Landis, Milton, Pa.; and Lester N., Lancaster), 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held April 6 at the Groffdale Church in charge of Mahlon Witmer and Eli Sauder. Burial in the Groffdale Cemetery.

[NI12832] Gospel Herald - Oct. 22, 1936, pp 654-655:
Nolt-Amanda K., daughter of the late Abraham and Annie (Ranck) Kreider was born March 25, 1864; died May 13, 1936; aged 72 y. 1 m. 18 d. She had been in failing health the last year but was only bedfast about a week. About nine years ago she had a stroke which affected her left limb so that walking was more difficult. She never complained of her condition, but bore it with much patience. She was married to Benjamin L. Nolt, Nov. 13, 1883, who died May 12, 1924; also 3 infants and 1 grandchild preceded her. There remain 3 daughters (Anna, wife of Milton Groff, East Petersburg; Minnie, wife of Frank Wenger, Farmersville; Mabel, wife of Harman Benner, Bareville, with whom she resided), 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She was also survived by 1 brother (Tobias R. Kreider of Lancaster) who passed away just 20 days later. She was a faithful member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church for many years. Services were held at the home by Bro. Eli G. Sauder and at the Groffdale Church by Bros. John Sauder and Benj. Wenger. Text, Rev. 13 :14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Rest on, dear mother, your labors are o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find." --Family.

[NI12846] They lived on the old plantation, but not in the original buildings, as a new set of buildings had been erected by his father, Heine Weber, soon after this Henry Weber was born. The barn was built in 1762 and the big stone house in 1764. These buildings are well preserved and are now, or have been occupied by Henry M. Weaver, he being the fifth Henry Weaver on the plantation, and the seventh in line of descent successively to own this section of the original plantation. The first farm buildings have long since decayed, having been located on the opposite side of the stream closer to the present farm of Joseph M. Weaver.
This Henry was the father of the four sons who moved to Canada. [Sons Abraham, Benjamin, Henry and Daniel Weber moved to Canada about 1807.] His father, Heine Weber, lived ten years after Henry Weber's death. Both Henry and Feronica Weber are buried in the Old Weaverland Cemetery, row 4, lots 10 and 11. (Wenger Book, 1978, pp 177-178)

[NI12850] 1860 PA census - Lancaster Co, East Earl Twp (roll 1122), p. 190, taken June 16:
Francis Weaver, 64, retired farmer; Mary, 59; Lydia, 17
Next household is their son David B. Weaver.

[NI12851] Herald of Truth - July 15, 1884, p. 221:
WEAVER. - On the 19th of June, In Earl township Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Mary Weaver, aged 82 years, 5 months, and 22 days. A very large concourse of neighbors and friends were present to pay their last tribute of respect. Services by Bishop Jonas Martin, Joseph Wenger and Elias Holt.

[NI12854] 1860 PA census - Lancaster Co, East Earl Twp (roll 1122), p. 190, taken June 16:
David B. Weaver, 35, farmer; Mary, 31; Martin, 12; Elizabeth, 10; Mary, 5; Samuel H., 4; Francis, 23, day laborer; Mary Horst, 16, domestic
Previous household is David's parents.

David B. Weaver came from Lancaster Co PA to Augusta Co VA about the year 1877. He took part in a fairly strong movement of Mennonites from Lancaster Co PA to Virginia in the two decades following the Civil War. The reason for this movement appears to have been the availability of farming land in Virginia as a result of the devastation wrought by that war.

David B. Weaver first lived near the Weaverland Mennonite Church in Lancaster County, Pa. Later he moved to the Pequea, near Hershey's Church, and about 1877 he moved to Virginia, Augusta County, near Waynesboro, Va. (Wenger Book p. 329)

Herald of Truth - March 15, 1900, pp 94-95:
WEAVER - Feb. 12th, 1900, Ladd, Augusta Co., Va., of cancer in the face and mouth, from which he finally succumbed, David B. Weaver, aged 76 yrs., 6 mo., 17 da. He was born July 25, 1823 in Lancaster Co., Penna. In the spring of 1877 he moved to Va., where he was engaged in farming until 14 yrs. ago, since which time he has lived a retired life. He bore his late affliction with great patience and fortitude and never complained. If asked how he felt, his answer would always be, "Oh, I feel well." We have that assured hope that he is safe in the arms of Jesus. The survivors are a sorrowing widow, three sons, one daughter in Va., one daughter in Penna. One son living in Penna. preceded him there years ago. He also leaves two brothers and three sisters in Penna., 30 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and many other relatives to mourn the loss of one who was near and dear to them, but we believe our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral and interment at Springdale meeting house in the presence of a large congregation. Bishop A. Shank and E.C. Shank officiated. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8.

[NI12856] Gospel Herald - Feb. 25, 1926 pp 990-991 Obituaries:
Denlinger-Elizabeth K. Denlinger, widow of the late Elias B. Denlinger, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin D. Kurtz, Intercourse, Pa., (of pneumonia, from which she was confined to her bed for 10 days, but endured her suffering with patience and cheerfulness); aged 76 y. 4 m. 10 d. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Martin D. Kurtz, David W., Mrs. Amos W. Hershey, J. Frank and Emanuel W.; also one sister (Mrs. Henry Hershey), one brother (David E. Weaver) 24 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member to the end, her greatest desire all through life being to read her Bible and be engaged in prayer in behalf of her children, that we might lead a pure and prayerful life. Many are the petitions that mother would send to the throne of grace in our behalf. How well we recollect in our early childhood how she would so patiently teach us those child-like prayers, such as "Four little corners around my bed, Four little angels around my head." In her dying hours, while she was conscious, she asked us to come to her beside in prayer, and said she was ready to go home. (O the joy beyond compare to know that Mother is over there!) Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. A.L. Martin Feb. 11, basing his remarks on the 90th Psalm and further services at Hershey's Mennonite Church by Bros. C.M. Brackbill and John B. Singer. Text, Jno. 19:25-27: II Tim. 4:7,8. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI12859] Gospel Herald - Feb. 19, 1925 pp 926-927 Obituaries:
Denlinger.--Elias B. Denlinger was born near Leaman Place, Pa., Oct. 15, 1843; died at Kinzer, Pa., Jan. 22, 1925; aged 81 y. 3 m. y d. In early life he connected himself with the Mennonite church, of which he was a faithful member at the time of his death. Dec. 10, 1868 he was married to Elizabeth H. Weaver, who survives. To this union 5 children were born all living (Mrs. Martin D. Kurtz, Mrs. Amos Hershey, David W., J. Frank, and Emanuel W.); also 4 brothers, 24 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. In 1869 he engaged in farming, which occupation he followed until 1900, at which time he retired, but in his old age was very active in the duties of life. Feb. 2, 1924 he was stricken with paralysis, which left him helpless. All was done that loving hands could do to make him comfortable, but the Lord in his own good way saw fit to call him peacefully home, where there will be no more suffering or distress, but happiness and peace at God's right hand. O how his heart would bleed with tears of joy, when our beloved ministers would visit him, read a portion of Scripture and offer a word of prayer. Funeral services were held at Kinzers Mennonite Church Jan. 26. A scripture reading by Bro. Amos Hoover at the home with further services at the church by Bro. John B. Senger and Bro. C. M. Brackbill. Texts, II Tim. 4:7, 8; I Cor. 15:53-57. Interment in Hersheys Cemetery.

[NI12860] Gospel Herald - Aug. 7, 1962 pp 702-703 Obituaries:
Denlinger, J. Frank, son of Elias and Elizabeth Weaver) Denlinger, was born at Spring Garden, Pa., July 12, 1876; died at his home near Gap, Pa., June 2, 1962; aged 85 y. 11 m. 10 d. On Nov. 1, 1899, he was married to Ella N. Leaman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Elsie-Mrs. Jacob Martin, Gap, Pa.; Paul L. and Erma-Mrs. Sanford High, both of Lancaster; Pearl-Mrs. D. Lester Groff, Leola; and J. Clair, Gap), 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Maggie Hershey, Intercourse, Pa.). He was a member of the Kinzer Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 6, in charge of Martin Hershey, Clair Eby, and Willis Kling; interment in Hershey Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI12861] Gospel Herald - June 1, 1971, pp 507-508:
Denlinger, Ella, daughter of Tobias and Elizabeth (Denlinger) Leaman, was born at Gordonville, Pa., Feb. 20, 1874; died at the Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Apr. 11, 1971; aged 97 y. 1 m. 22 d. On Nov. 1, 1899, she was married to J. Frank Denlinger, who preceded her in death June 2, 1962. Surviving are 5 children (Elsie - Mrs. Jacob Martin, Paul L., Erma - Mrs. Sanford High, Pearl - Mrs. D. Lester Groff, and J. Clair), 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was a member of Kinzer Mennonite Church where funeral services were held Apr. 14 in charge of Willis Kling, Clair Eby, and Aaron Blank; interment in Hershey Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI12862] Herald of Truth - March 1, 1892 pp 77-79 Obituaries:
DENLINGER.--On February 5th, 1892, in Paradise township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. John Denlinger Sr., aged 78 years, 11 months and 8 days. He was buried on the 9th in the graveyard at Hershey's church, services by Pre. John K. Ranck, David M. Hostetter and Bish. Isaac Eby; text, John 14:1--6. He was the father of 14 children, 39 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; two of his children died in their young years, the remaining 12 were all able to attend his funeral, Their mother is living yet, but was not able to go to the burying ground. Father lived to see his children all unite with the church except one, many good advices he gave them, but now as we believe, he has fallen asleep in Jesus, waiting for the trump of God to awaken him.

[NI12865] Gospel Herald - Jan. 24, 1984, p. 62:
High, Sanford H., son of David S. and Mary E. (Huber) High, was born at Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 23, 1907; died of a heart attack at Lancaster General Hospital on Dec. 25, 1983; aged 76 y. On Sept. 23, 1931, he was married to Erma Denlinger, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Calvin G., Donald L., and Dale S.), 9 grandchildren, 6 sisters (Esther Slaymaker, Anna-Mrs. Aaron Martin, Lydia-Mrs. Raymond Denlinger, Mary-Mrs. Oliver Hurst, Nettie-Mrs. John Bare, and Rhoda Fisher), and 3 brothers (Benjamin, Mahlon, and David). He was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 29, in charge of Paul Zehr and Leon H. Oberholtzer; interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI12867] Gospel Herald - Feb. 11, 1958, pp 142-143:
High, Mary E., daughter of the late Elam and Emma (Witmer) Huber, was born in Providence Twp., Pa., March 4, 1884; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Aaron L. Martin, Manheim, Pa., Dec. 6, 1957; aged 73 y. 9 m. 2 d. She was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church and had been active in the work of the Sunnyside Mission, Lancaster, Pa., for 27 years, where her husband, David S. High, is the minister. She and her husband observed their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary on Nov. 3. She is survived by her husband, 10 children (Mrs. Esther H. Slaymaker, Benjamin H., Mahlon H., and Rhoda H.-Mrs. Paul R. Risher, all of Lancaster, Pa.; Anna H.-Mrs. AaronL. Martin, Manheim, Pa.; Sanford H., Strasburg, Pa.; Lydia H.-Mrs. Raymond E. Denlinger, Greenfield Heights, Pa.; Mary E.-Mrs. Oliver R. Hurst, Conestoga, Pa.; Nettie H.-Mrs. John S. Bare, Witmer, Pa.; and David H., San Francisco, Calif.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Mabel Shreiner, Elm, Pa.; Mrs. Susan Rittenhouse, Lancaster, Pa.; and Mrs. Elizabeth Poole, Harrisburg, Pa.), 48 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Brief funeral services were held, Dec. 9, at the Sunnyside Mission in charge of Witmer Barge, followed by services at Landis Valley Mennonite Church in charge of Joseph Miller, Jacob Harnish and Ira Landis. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI12878] Herald of Truth - Feb. 21, 1907, pp 79-80:
Wenger.-On Jan. 30, 1907, at the home of his daughter at Reidenbach's Store, Lancaster Co., Pa, of the infirmities of age, David S. Wenger, aged 82 Y., 1 M., 5 D. His wife died twenty-seven years ago. He was the father of thirteen children, seven of whom survive. Also forty-four grandchildren, and of sixty-six great-grandchildren fifty-seven are living. He was buried at the Pike Menn. M. H., where services were conducted by Aaron Sensenig and others.

[NI12879] Gospel Herald - April 7, 1927, pp 14-16:
High.--Sister Lydia S. High, wife of Bro. Benjamin W. High, of Brownstown, Pa., was born Dec. 16, 1859; died Feb. 22, 1927; aged 67 y. 2 m. 6 d. She is survived, besides her husband, by 3 sons, 2 daughters, 20 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death 12 years ago. She united with the Mennonite Church 45 years ago. She was hale and hearty until about six months ago when she began to fail, having contracted internal cancer. At times she suffered much pain. She was taken to the hospital and operated upon. She lived only four days after returning from the hospital. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Ira Landis and at the Landis Valley Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah Landis and John Hess.

[NI12881] Gospel Herald - Jan. 8, 1942, pp 870-871:
High.-Benjamin W., son of the late Christian and Phebe (Weaver) High, was born Feb. 26, 1857, near Witmer, Pa.; died at the home of his son (Christian W., of Rothsville, Pa.), Oct. 5, 1941; aged 85 y. 7 m. 9 d. He was married to Lydia S. Wenger on Nov. 13, 1881, who preceded him in death 15 years. An infant son and a daughter (Lizzie) also preceded him. He is survived by the following children: David S.; Christian W. (with whom he resided); Phares W.; Phebe (wife of Frank Lefever), Nettie (wife of Harry Leftover). He is survived also by 24 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Maria, of Leacock, Pa.). He gave his heart to the Lord 59 years ago and united with the Mennonite Church. The burden of his heart always was that peace would reign in the family and in the Church. When he realized that the end was drawing near he arranged for his funeral service, choosing for a text, Psa. 13: 6. Funeral services were held Oct. 9, conducted at the home by Bro. Ira Landis, and at the Landis Valley Church by Bros. Joseph Boll and Amos Horst. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI12892] It is probable that Claus Oblinger's forebears came from the County of Uberlingen and that the name Pblinger is a variant of Uberlinger.
In 1719 twenty families of Dunkards led by Peter Becker, who had been a minister at Schwarzenau, came to Pennsylvania. He is buried a few feet from Claus Oblinger. Evidently Claus Oblinger emigrated between 1724 and 1727, since his daughter Anna was born in Schwarzenau in 1724 and in 1727 the name Nicholas Oblinger is on a petition for the opening of the Morris Road. It now appears very certain that he arrived on the unnamed ship which came to Philadelphia on Sunday, Oct. 1, 1724 with the printer Christopher Sauer on board. A letter from Sauer dated Dec. 1, 1724 describes the voyage and refers to the fellow-passengers from Schwarzenau. Evidently the voyage required 10 weeks, including three weeks England, and was an unusually easy one although not free from hardship and misadventure.
In his will written Aug. 3, 1730 and proved Oct. 3, 1730, he states his desire that Henry Funk, Christian Allebach and Conrad Reiff be guardians or executors over his wife and children. The will is signed by Jacob Funk and witnessed by Martin Hauser, Samuel Meir and Christian Stauffer. (History of the Oblinger-Oplinger-Uplinger Family, from the Oblinger family file at Mennonite Heritage Center)

[NI12894] From Scotland to London, England (The Clark Family, p 48)

[NI12980] Information on Thomas Powell's family comes from http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/i/v/o/Karen-K-Ivory/GENE2-0002.html - Descendants of Captain William Powell. Dates of birth of Thomas Powell's children are certainly not accurate if he was indeed born in 1620 - he would have been 12 when his son John was born in 1632! I am estimating births as abt 1640 rather than using the dates given by Karen Ivory: Thomas b 1630-1640, John b 1632, Nathaniel b 1634, Jacob b 1636, William b 1638, Elizabeth b 1642.

Several files from a gendex search indicate Thomas who died in 1695 was named William. One tree names William's wife as Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence and Mary Power; and his father as Thomas ap Powell born Apr 1, 1599 Powelltor, Suffolk, England, died Feb 9, 1686/87 Isle of Wight VA. Thomas ap Powell married Elizabeth Wyllys in 1635, Isle of Wight VA. William and Elizabeth had children Thomas, John, Nathaniel, Jacob, William and Elizabeth.

We need to find actual records for these people. The common use of the names William and Thomas make it difficult to know who is who.

[NI12991] From http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/i/v/o/Karen-K-Ivory/GENE2-0001.html - the surname Gorsuch is a supposition.

[NI13023] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 2

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81B, taken June 8:
George De Auileo [Detwiler], 74, farmer; wife Mary, 71; dau Mary, 30

[NI13026] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 1 - John Hagy, age 37, listed next to his brother Enos.

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 187, taken June 29:
John Heage, 48, farmer; Sarah Benner, 41, serving; John Heage, 23, farm laborer; Abraham Heage, 13; (next page) Uriah Benner, 5

[NI13029] History of the Descendants of John Hottel p. 819: Origin of the Kellers
According to their historians, the first Kellers that came to the United States were from Switzerland where their ancestors lived for centuries. Amos Keller of Tiffin, O., (who collaborated with the Rev. E. S. Shumaker, D. D., of Indianapolis, Ind., writer of the Henry Keller genealogy) visited Switzerland in 1903. While there he found a marble slab in the basement of the Minstral Cathedral in Basel bearing the following inscription: "Jacob Keller, the butcher, died Oct. 13, 1572." It is said there are hundreds of inscriptions on slabs marking Keller graves in that country. In Prof. I. D. Rupp's "30,000 Immigrants" Dr. Shumaker found 56 bearing the name of Keller who came to Pennsylvania from Switzerland, from the Palatinate and other parts of Germany. It is probable they were all related or were descended from one common ancestor.
When Rev. Eli Keller, D. D., (historian of the Joseph Keller lineage) told Prof. A. L. Koeppen, a Dane highly educated and especially well versed in ancient history, that he traced his family to Bavaria, Prof. Koeppen said: "Ah, no, never. The name Keller is Swiss. Why at Bavaria?" "Easily enough. At the time of the great plague in the 14th century your ancestors, with many others, moved down from the mountains into the Rhine countries to escape the so-called Black Death."

[NI13039] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 257.
1860 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp, roll 1084, p. 41, taken June 26:
Saml Godshalk, 43, clergyman, farmer, widower; Sarah, 18, domestic; Anna, 16, [domestic]; Catharine, 15, [domestic]; Elizabeth, 14; (next page) Abrm Godshalk, 12; Samuel, 11; Henry, 7; Lydia, 6; Christian, 4; Anna Myers, 66, widow

Herald of Truth - Nov. 15, 1896 Obituaries:
PRE. SAMUEL GODSHALK of the Deep Run Cong., Bucks co., Pa., passed away quietly from this present life to the life immortal for which he so diligently labored during all these years as far back as the writer can remember. Having been under his charge in school during many terms, and attended church services with him for many years, listening to his teachings and admonitions, and having had many private conversations with him on religious subjects, I will try and give a brief sketch of some of the trials of his life in this world.
He was born May 17, 1817, and was married in his youth to Elizabeth Myers. At her death she left him nine children. His second marriage, Oct. 1856, was with Susanna Yoder (maiden name Young), who died a little more than a year ago. When the writer was a boy of not many years, Bro. Godshalk's family consisted of himself, his wife, nine children and an aged grandmother. On the 28th of April 1853, his wife, the mother of nine children, died suddenly of heart disease, apparently without any premonition of the sudden call, at the age of 35 years. At this time the brother with his children must no doubt often have realizes the force of the words: "What is home without a mother?"
In the spring of 1861 the dread disease diphtheria broke out among the children and in a very short time four of them were dead, viz, Samuel, Chrissie, Elizabeth and Lydia, aged 11, 5, 15, and 6 years, respectively. Several years later this aged grandmother also passed away.
In 1879 his son Henry went to Kansas, and there out on the open prairie, all alone, he was taken with an epileptic fit and passed from this world of sorrow to the life beyond, at the age of 27 years. This no doubt was one of the severest afflictions of Bro. Godshalk's life.
In 1889 his oldest daughter, Sarah, wife of Abraham C. Gross, died at the age of 47 years, leaving a husband and four children. In--his second daughter, Anna, wife of William Gross, died, being about the same age as her sister Sarah at the time of her death. His third daughter, Catharine, wife of Peter Detweiler, was called away in Jan. 1894, at the age of 49 years, leaving a sorrowing husband and seven children to mourn her death. Her husband died in March 1896. His only remaining child, Abraham, who had always lived with him on the old homestead, had married his second wife, who died about a year ago, so that at the funeral of the aged father, there was, of all his children, but one to follow him to his last resting place.
Bro. Godshalk was an earnest, faithful minister in the Mennonite church for many years. He also followed the profession of teaching for a number of years; was greatly interested in music and taught many singing schools. He was a special friend of the young people and took an active interest in the HERALD OF TRUTH from the time of its publication, greatly enjoyed reading it and frequently contributed to its columns. His father also, many years before the HERALD had an existence, felt the necessity of a church paper and left writings in which he expressed his view on this subject.
He died on the 20th of October 1896, aged 79 years, 5 months and 3 days. He was buried at the Deep Run M. H., near his home, at which place his voice so often was heard to declare the word of God. Funeral services were conducted by Michael Moyer and Abel Horning and at the M. H., by Josiah C. Clemmer and Henry Rosenberger from Heb. 13:17. His funeral was largely attended. He was the fourth one among the ministers of the church whom a kind heavenly Father had removed in this church district from time to eternity in a little more than a year's time. Surely God's thoughts are not out thoughts.

[NI13040] This is possibly the Margaret Godshall who married John S. Clemmer, his first wife.

[NI13041] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp, roll 799, p 8.

[NI13042] August 1, 1747, landed in Philadelphia the ship "Bilander Vernon" from Rotterdam, late from Leith, Scotland, Thomas Ricks, master. Among the passengers came John Freed or Hans Friedt and my [Isaac G. Freed] great-grandfather from the Palatinate, or more definitely, from Bavaria. When he was about 21 years old, he settled in the neighborhood of Quakertown, Bucks Co., married Susan Detweiler. On the tenth day of June, 1769, they bought of Jacob Grove and Frances Grove, his wife, 130 acres of land and the hotel at what is now Franconia Square, for 700 pounds. They kept the hotel there during the Revolutionary War. After the battle of Germantown, the wounded were taken on wagons to the hospital in Bethlehem; in this battle the Americans lost more than 1000 in killed, wounded, prisoners and missing. The battle took place on the third day of October 1777 and the wounded were most likely moved the next day. Going up the Allentown road they stayed all night at Freed's hotel, leaving the wounded in the wagons. The next morning puddles of blood were under the wagons, and the groaning of the sufferers was heartrending. I think I was told that the dogs did lick the blood. (History of the Freed Family, pp. 13-14)

There is confusion in the books between this John Freed who married Susanna Detweiler and the John Freed who married Maria Kolb. According to The Fried/Freed Family: Descendants of Johannes Friedt (1682-1744) p. 103, the second John Freed (who married Maria Kolb) died Jan. 20, 1819 at the age of 93y 2m 4d - so, born Nov. 16, 1725. For now, I will estimate the birth of the first John Freed as abt 1725. (GLW 8/30/2000)

Jacob Freed's book "A Partial History of the Freed Family" erroneously names Johannes as the father of the John Freed who married Susan Detweiler.

[NI13043] Herald of Truth - March 26, 1908, pp 105-106:
Freed. - On March 4, 1908, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of lagrippe and old age, Bro. William G. Freed died aged 77 Y., 4 M., 21 D. He was buried on Sunday, March 8, at the Franconia M. H.

[NI13046] Herald of Truth - Sept. 1878, pp 160-162:
MACK.--Aug. 19th, of short illness of paralysis, BARBARA, widow of David MACK, maiden name Moyer, aged 8* years, 4 months and 24 days. Buried the 23rd at the Franconia Mennonite Meeting house, Pa., by which opportunity a sermon was delivered by J. Clemmer. She had 12 children, 23 grand-children, and 30 great-grand children.
Transcriber's note: Barbara Mack's age in years is partially illegible, first digit definitely 8, next digit either 8 or 3.

[NI13049] Herald of Truth - June 1870, p. 95:
On the 11th of May, in Franconia township, Montgomery county Pa., MARTIN GOTTSHALK, aged 72 years, 5 months and 7 days. He was never married. He died beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was buried at Franconia.

[NI13050] Herald of Truth - February 1877, pp 30-31:
Dec.. 23rd, of the same place, William Gottschall, aged 75 years one month and 27 days. Buried the 26th, at Franconia. Services were held by Abel Horning, and Jacob Landis from Hosea 14, latter clause of verse 10.

[NI13053] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 9 - next to his wife's brother Henry. Also listed: Martin Gotshall, age 52 (Henry's brother); Mary Landis, age 19.

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 202, taken July 23:
Henry Godshalk, 48, farmer; Catharine Godshalk, 43; Jacob Godshalk, 22, farm laborer; Hannah Godshalk, 20, serving; William Godshalk, 18, farm laborer; Sarah Godshalk, 16, serving; Catharine, 14; Mary, 12; Henry, 5; Susanna, 2; Martin Godshalk, 62, gentleman; Michael Bender, 20, farm laborer

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78D, taken June 4:
Henry Godshall, 68, farmer; wife Catharine, 64; son Henry, 24; dau Eliza, 17; Abraham Gehman, 6, grandchild

Herald of Truth ­ Feb. 15, 1895, pp 61-63:
GODSHALK. ­ On the 26th of January 1895, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis, of which he suffered more or less for 8 years, Bro. Henry Godshalk, aged 82 y., 10 m., 6 d. He was married to Catharine Frederick 58 years ago. Of their 10 children three sons and four daughters survive him. Buried on the 31st in the Franconia graveyard. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer, Henry Bower, Abel Horning and M. R. Moyer, from Phil. 1: 21.

[NI13055] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 79B, taken June 5:
John Bergey, 47, farmer; wife Eliza, 45; son Herny, 20; son Edwin, 14; son John, 11; dau Amanda, 8; Henry Derstine, 77, father-in-law, widowed, Gentleman, asthma

[NI13058] This may be the Charles Hallman who was the first husband of Lovina Ziegler, daughter of Jacob O. Ziegler and Elizabeth Bechtel of Skippack. Lovina married second Isaac Souder.

[NI13060] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 14, taken Oct. 7:
Christian Souder, 60, farmer; Catharine, 57; John, 22, laborer; Ann, 20; Mary, 17; Jonas, 13

[NI13061] I'm guessing that Catharine Landes Nice/Nyce who married Christian Funk Souder belongs in this family.

[NI13064] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 9.

[NI13065] Did she marry first Jacob Landes on Oct 21, 1838? (see PA German Marriages p. 430)

[NI13066] After Mary died, John married her sister Esther. The Derstine sisters had come from a family of 15 siblings.

In 1869, when John Jr. was 4 years old, the Souders moved their family from Rockhill to Franconia Township, to the 1755 Christian Souder homestead.

[NI13068] CONFLICT: The Kindig file at the MHEP library said John Strohm Kindig was born 1765 and married Magdalena Stauffer. John would have been born when his mother was 12! I am inclined to believe this John was actually the son of Martin's older brother John, as Davis says in Emigrants vol. 3, p. 191.

[NI13077] Betty J. Burdan, Weidner GenForum, Nov 30, 1999: Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading PA notes a George Weidner, second son of David Weidner of Amity m. Hanna Moser (stepdaughter of Peter) of Douglass Twp, Berks Co PA on Oct 9, 1796.

It may be this David's son George who married Hannah Moser.

[NI13079] From "Through Four Generations," by Anne Williams McAllister, page 840:
Adam Weidner was in PA by 1719-1721 where he was naturalized in 1743. He died in 1745 in Oley Twp and was buried in the First Weidner Cemetery. He was a potter/tile maker. He belonged to the Brethren Church and later joined the "New Borns," a radical sect. His children are listed in the Berks County will of John Thomas, probated Sept 1, 1817 (Will Book D:200). He probably married two or three times, names of wives unknown.

When this book was written, it was thought that Adam Weidner was from the Geisselhardt, Germany family, but this has been disproved by the research of Dr. Don Yoder, a Weidner descendant and genealogist/folklore historian.

Ray Yount, who sent us this information, is descended from Michael Weidner, son of Adam, who came to Lincoln County NC, as well as from Peter Weidner, also from PA (no proven relationship to Adam), from which Anne Williams McAllister also descends.

Weidner Family GenForum post by Bob Weidner: Adam Weidner settled in Oley Township, Berks Co, Pa., 1744, had three sons: David, Tychicus and Lazarus. Berks County has records back to 1752.

"Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County" by Morton Montgomery
Vol. I, p. 395-396 - WEIDNER. The ancestor of the WEIDNER family in Berks County was (I) Adam WEIDNER, who settled in Oley Township prior to 1744, in which year he bought a considerable tract of land from Benjamin LEE, a part of which, located in the vicinity of Pleasantville, is now the property of Philip D. HOCH. He had three sons, (II) Tychicus, Lazarus and David, whom tradition says were born in Wurtemberg, Germany. They, too, came to Pennsylvania, and Tychicus WEIDNER, who is also called "Dietrich" WEIDNER, and his brother Lazarus had settled in Oley Township before 1744.

The will of John Thomas, Earl Twp, probated Sep 1, 1817, is valuable in identifying some of the Weidners, particularly Adam's children. John was the son of Maria Catharina Weidner and Henry Thomas. "Remainder of personal estate to grandchildren of my uncles: George Adam, George, John, Lazarus, Michael and Tobias Weidner ... but not to any of the grandchildren of Esther Rider and Susan Keim, 2 of the daus of the said Tychicus Weidner, they are excepted but the grandchildren of my Aunt Platina, who was married to John Schneider, shall be included." Codicil mentions Daniel, Christian, Peter and Jacob sons of Tychicus Weidner; Samuel, Daniel and George sons of Daniel Weidner; Catharine and Hannah daus of Abraham DeTurck. (Berks County Will Abstracts 1800-1825, p 153)

[NI13084] Winholds in Rockhill Twp, Bucks Co PA in the 1850 census (roll 759):
Samuel Winhold, 24, taylor, in the household of John & Hannah Hedman (p 164)
Enos Winhold, 12, in the household of Jacob & Elizabeth Cressman (p 170)
Sophia Winhold, 18, in the household of Henry & Esther Hartzell (p 171)
Mary Winholt, 18, in the household of Elias & Sophia Nace, including Enos Eckert, 49 (p 176)
John Adam Winhold, 68 (b 1782) - in the household of Nathaniel (age 30) & Elizabeth (age 23) Haney, two households down from Samuel & Sarah (Eckert) Keller, both age 50 (p 179) [this is Abraham's brother]
Henry Winhold, 62 (b 1788), taylor; Elizabeth, 56 (b 1794), Sarah Winhold, 18, Henry, 14 (p 179) [also Abraham's brother]
Jacob Winhold, 54 (b 1796), farmer; Sophia, 36; Margaret, 12; Caroline, 8; Margaret, 74 (p 182) [Abraham's son]
Thomas Winhold, 46 [b 1804], shoemaker; Mary, 45; Reuben, 22, shoemaker; Noah, 14; Aquilla, 8; Elizabeth, 5; Isaac Gearhart, 89 (p 188)
Tobias Winhold, 52 (b 1798), farmer; Elizabeth, 51; Jacob, 14; Abraham, 9

In Upper Salford Twp, Montgomery Co (1850, roll 799):
Abraham Winholt, 26, farmer; Elisabeth, 27; 2 females, ages 4 and 2, whose names I can't make out; Michael, 6/12 (p 318)

[NI13087] It's possible that this Magdalene was Mary Magdalene and that she married a Fluck, as John Fluck, age 28, and Mary, age 52, are listed next to the household of Jacob Winhold, including his mother Margaret, age 74, in the 1850 census for Rockhill Twp.

[NI13159] Moved from Franconia Township in 1842 to Juniata County, Pa.

[NI13174] Herald of Truth - August 1868, pp 127-128:
On the 11th of June, in Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, of apoplexy, HANNAH, widow of John BINGEMAN, aged 80 years, 5 months, and 25 days. Her maiden name was Berge. She was a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She lived in wedlock forty-nine years and in widowhood nearly fourteen years, was the mother of fourteen children, nine of whom are still living, and leaves ninety-five grand-children and eighty-two great-grand-children. She was buried on the 13th in Ch. Eby's burying-ground. A funeral sermon was delivered by Pre. G. R. Smith from Eph. 2: 1, 5, and by Pre. Joseph Hegy from Rev. 14: 13.

[NI13183] 1850 PA census - Chester Co, North Coventry Twp (roll 765) p. 172a - Abraham Wanger, 65, farmer; Mary, 55; George, 29, farmer; Elizabeth, 21; Rebecca, 19; Mary, 17; Abraham, 13; Sarah Ann, 10; Joseph Skeen(?), 16, farmer.

[NI13198] Herald of Truth - June 1871, pp 94-95 Obituaries:
Wismer. - On the 19th of April, in Philadelphia, Pa., JACOB WISMER, in the 73rd year of his age. Buried at the Plain Meeting-house.

[NI13209] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Upper Providence Twp, roll 799 p. 293

[NI13211] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 49b, taken Sept. 24:
(229 / 257) Henry Tyson, 44, farmer; Barbara Tyson, 39; George, 18, shoemaker; Mary, 17; Jacob, 15; John, 13; David, 11; Joseph, 9; Susanah, 8; James, 5; Amos, 4; Sarah, 1; Henry, 2/12
Following household (230 / 258) : William Tyson Sr., 52, farmer; Mary Tyson, 51; ( / 259) William Tyson Jr., 24, shoemaker; Elizabeth Tyson, 22; Nathaniel, 6/12; John Kohl, 16, shoemaker

I assume William Sr. is a brother of Henry's.

[NI13214] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 28: Jacob Kolb, 38 ...

[NI13215] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799 p. 41

[NI13216] Gospel Herald - May 5, 1927, pp 110-111:
Tyson.--Fannie Tyson (nee Hallman) was born June 5, 1844; died March 26, 1927; aged 82 y. 9 m. 21 d. Her husband preceded her in death 6 years. She is survived by one brother and sister, also nephews and nieces. She was a member of the Providence Mennonite Church, Yerkes, Pa. She was kind and loved by all who knew her. She was sick just one week with pneumonia, never murmuring, willing to submit to the Lord's will. Funeral services were held Mar. 31, at the Providence Mennonite Church by Bro. Henry Bechtel (Text, Rev. 14:13) assisted by Bros. Jesse Mack and Abram Histand. Interment in adjoining cemetery. --By a Niece.

[NI13232] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 28.

[NI13237] "Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County" by Morten Montgomery
(I) David WEIDNER, son of Adam of Oley Township, located in Amity Township prior to 1752, and settled on a farm now (1909) owned by Matthias LEVENGOOD, but which at that time was much more extensive, including the adjoining property now owned by Anthony ALBRIGHT. On the LEVENGOOD farm was a private burial ground which since 1900 has been under cultivation. Here were buried David WEIDNER and wife, and some of their children and grandchildren. David WEIDNER was a farmer by occupation. He married Hannah MOSER. In the federal census of 1790 he is recorded as the head of a family consisting of nine persons, as follows: father and mother, one son above sixteen years of age, and two sons below sixteen years of age and four daughters.

HOWEVER, from Betty J. Burdan, Weidner GenForum, Nov 30, 1999: Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading PA notes a George Weidner, second son of David Weidner of Amity m. Hanna Moser (stepdaughter of Peter) of Douglass Twp, Berks Co PA on Oct 9, 1796.

[NI13238] "Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County" by Morton Montgomery
Vol. I, p. 395-396 - WEIDNER. The ancestor of the WEIDNER family in Berks County was (I) Adam WEIDNER, who settled in Oley Township prior to 1744, in which year he bought a considerable tract of land from Benjamin LEE, a part of which, located in the vicinity of Pleasantville, is now the property of Philip D. HOCH. He had three sons, (II) Tychicus, Lazarus and David, whom tradition says were born in Wurtemberg, Germany. They, too, came to Pennsylvania, and Tychicus WEIDNER, who is also called "Dietrich" WEIDNER, and his brother Lazarus had settled in Oley Township before 1744. In 1759 "Dehecus" WEIDNER paid a federal tax of 17 pounds in Oley. He died in 1798, the year in which his will was probated. He was a large land owner, and at his death left a large estate, which he divided equitably among his children, who were eleven in number and named as follows: Jacob, John, Hannah, Catharine, Esther, Susanna, Mary, Peter, Jonathan, Christian, and Daniel. The eldest daughter, Hannah, was never married. She was bequested [sic] with a house, so much flax every year, and the walnut wash props.

In 1788 (II) Tychicus WEIDNER sold a tract of land located in Amity Township, this county, to his eldest son, Jacob, and to the same son he sold another tract, of 200 acres, situated in Oley Township (being a part of a tract of 404
acres), in the year 1791.

[NI13239] In 1838 he changed his name from Rosenberry to Rosenberger. In 1860 his children further changed the name to Rosenberg.

[NI13250] Herald of Truth - May 1872, pp 78-79 Obituaries:
On the 12th of March, in New Galena, Bucks co., Pa., John Detweiler, aged 73 yrs. and 5 days. Buried on the 15th, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives. He was buried at Line Lexington Meeting-house. Funeral services by Isaac Overholt and Abm. Moyer, in German, and J. H. Haldeman in the English language.

[NI13255] 1862 Civil War draft records in Bucks County, examinations held at Ottsville, Sept. 12, 1862:
Eli Fretz, Bedminster, conscientious scruples

[NI13256] Herald of Truth - Feb. 15, 1891 pp 59-61 Obituaries:
HOLDEMAN. - On the 21st of Nov. 1890, in Bucks Co., Pa., Barbara (maiden name Gottschall), wife of Abr. Holdeman, aged 74 years, 1 month and 22 days. She suffered for some time of cancer in the stomach, but bore every affliction with Christian patience. Her husband and six children mourn their loss. Services on the 25th, by John Walter, Henry Rosenberger, Sam. Godshalk and Isaac Rickert. Text, Phil 1:21.

Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1891 pp 29-31 Obituaries:
HOLDEMAN.-On the 21 st of Nov. in New Britain twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of cancer of the stomach, Barbara, wife of Abraham Holdeman, aged 76 years, 1 month and 22 days. She was buried on the 25 th in the Doylestown burying-ground. Her maiden name was Gottshalk. Her first husband was Christian Meyers, who died many years ago. She was respected and beloved by all who knew her. She endured her sufferings and trials with patience, and we have reason to believe that she has passed from the sufferings of this earth to the rest of the children of God.

Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep.
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.

Asleep in Jesus, far from thee
Thy kindred and their graves may be,
But thine is still a blessed sleep
From which none ever wake to weep.

[NI13257] I'm putting Mahlon D. Moyer as a brother of Christian Moyer. Further research needed.

[NI13260] Gospel Herald - Nov. 23, 1993, pp 14-15:
Kriebel, Warren R., 83, Souderton, Pa. Born: June 24, 1910, New Britain Twp., Pa., to Frank and Martha Ruth Kriebel. Died: Oct. 20, 1993, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - wife: Mae Landes Kriebel; children: Lorraine Landis, Marilyn Ritchie, Audrey Villanueva, Virginia Deeds, Wilbur, Glenn, Arlin, Floyd; sister: Mary Benner; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 25, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer.

[NI13263] Gospel Herald - Aug. 27, 1942, pp 479-480:
Landes. - Lizzie Ann, daughter of the late William and Barbara Smith, was born Oct. 23, 1872; died June 19, 1942; aged 69 y. 7 m. 26 d. She was united in marriage in 1891 to Henry T. Landes. Thirteen children were born to this union. Surviving her are her husband and the following children: Elsie (wife of Ephraim Hallman), Washington Square; Willie, of Collegeville; Mary (wife of J. Leroy Fuhrman), Collegeville; Henry, of Alburtis; Cora (wife of Ulysses Moyer), Souderton; Jacob, of Telford; Maggie, Ivan, and Wilson, of Hatfield; Jonathan, of Montgomeryville; Lizzie (wife of George Foster), Harleysville; Barbara (wife of Paul Henninger), San Francisco, Calif.; Mae (wife of Warren Kriebel), Souderton. There also survive 63 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. She had been a faithful member of the Upper Skippack Mennonite Church. She had a meek and quiet spirit, patient in her severe suffering, and calling on the Lord Jesus to take her to His happy home. We as children miss her very much, but we know that our loss is her eternal gain. Services were held at Upper Skippack Mennonite Church, June 23, 1942.

[NI13264] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 304D:
William W. Smith, 34, farmer; Barbara, wife, 37; John H., son, 10; Lizzie A., dau, 7; Charles, son, 5; Maggie, dau, 4; Sallie, dau, 2; Katie, dau, 1M

[NI13274] Gospel Herald - Oct. 12, 1945, pp 542-543:
GODSHALL. - Enos D. Godshall was born in Montgomery Co, Pa., March 9, 1878; died at the home of his son, Abraham, Kulpsville, Pa., July 26, 1945, from a heart attack; aged 67 y. 4 m. 17 d. He had heart trouble for a number of years and suffered twelve attacks. He was resigned to the Lord's will and expressed his desire to go any time the Lord would call. Surviving are his companion, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 27 grandchildren, and 2 sisters. He was a member of the Salford Mennonite Church and was very active in Sunday school work, serving as superintendent for many years. He made his own funeral arrangements, selecting as texts, Ps. 73:24-26 and Eccl. 9:12. Services were held at the Plain Mennonite Church, July 30, in charge of John Lapp, Paul Ruth, Elias Landis, and Rein Alderfer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI13275] Gospel Herald - Feb. 6, 1951, pp 142-143:
Godshall, -- Catherine (Kulp) Godshall, was born July 28, 1875, in Hatfield Twp., Pa.; died Nov. 30, 1950, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Detwiler, Collegeville, Pa. On Nov. 26, 1898, she was united in marriage to Enos D. Godshall, near Harleysville, Pa., who died five years ago. Four sons and 5 daughters were born to this union. One son and a daughter died in infancy. She was a faithful member of the Salford Mennonite Church for 52 years. She was an invalid for eight years from the effects of a stroke. She leaves 3 sons, 4 daughters, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and 30 grandchildren to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held Dec. 4, 1950, at the Salford Mennonite Church in charge of Paul Clemens, Elias Landes and Rein Alderfer. Text: I Thess. 4: 13-18; John 14: 1-3. Burial at the Plain Cemetery.

[NI13276] Gospel Herald - April 15, 1997 Obituaries:
Godshall, Clayton Allebach, 91, Hickory, N.C. Born: Apr. 18, 1905, Montgomery County, Pa., to Enos and Katie Allebach Godshall. Died: Mar. 19, 1997, Lenior, N.C. Survivors - wife: Geneva Cook Godshall; children: Esther Bishop, Ernest, Evelyn Nice, Elizabeth Landis, Edward; brother and sisters: Paul, Kathryn Myers, Ella Mae Detweiler; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edna Detweiler Mininger Godshall (first wife). Funeral and burial: Mar. 23, Mountain View Mennonite Church, by Wellington Moyer.

[NI13295] Gospel Herald - Jan. 26, 1993, pp 13, 15:
Landis.- Mattie H. (Landes), 92, Harleysville, Pa. Born: July 8, 1900, Franconia, Pa., to Elias G. and Elizabeth (Hagey) Landes. Died: Dec. 29, 1992, Harleysville, Pa. Survivors-children: Minerva L. Godshall, Mary Elizabeth Leatherman, Heber L., Henry L., Floyd L., Mark L., Stanton L.; brother and sister: Cyrus Landis, Alice Heavener; 26 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Dayton C. Landis (husband) and Dayton L. (son). Funeral: Jan. 2, Peter Becker Community, by Willis Miller and John L. Ruth. Burial: Salford Mennonite Church Cemetery.

[NI13297] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 308D:
Jacob S. Landis, 38, farmer; wife Elizabeth, 37; dau Ellen, 14; dau Sallie, 12; son Elias, 10; son Abraham, 5; Nathaniel Keeler, other, 14, farm laborer

Gospel Herald - Oct. 30, 1913, pp 495-496:
Landes. - Jacob S. Landes of near Harleysville, died Wednesday morning of complication of diseases; aged 71 y. 6 m. 7 d. Besides the widow there survive 2 daughters and 2 sons - Ellen, wife of Cyrus K. Clemmer of Hatfield; Mary, wife of Henry M. Ruth at home; Elias G., of Franconia, Abram G. of Souderton. One daughter preceded him in death. Two sisters also survive; Annie, wife of Mantilius Seidel of Sellersville, and Mrs. John Cassel of Ironbridge. Twenty-six grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral was held Sept. 22. Burial at the Lower Salford Mennonite Meeting House, conducted by Abr. Derstine and Jacob Clemmens, from Rev. 26:14. Dear friends farewell I go to dwell With Jesus Christ on high, There for to sing, praise to my King, Through all eternity.
Weep not for me here you see
My trials have been great;
But now 'tis true I bid adieu
And change my mournful state. --By the family.

[NI13300] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 201b, taken July 23: In the household of her son Henry.

[NI13304] Gospel Herald - Jan. 14, 1915, pp 679-680:
Freed. - Abram H. Freed was born Dec. 27, 1860; died at Souderton, Pa., Sept. 19, 1914; aged 53 y. 8 m. 22 d. He was sick only four days of gravel, which developed into hemorrhages causing his sudden death. Sept. 6, 1879, he was married to Lizzie Musselman who survices him with 5 daughters, 1 son, and 12 grandchildren, who miss his presence with them. One child preceded him in death. He with his companion united with the Mennonite Church soon after their marriage, but as years passed on he became negligent in his Christian life, until he lay on his bed of pain he immediately desired to renew his covenant with God. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 from his home by Bro. Jonas Mininger, at the Souderton Meeting House by Bros. J. C. Clemens and Christian Allebach.

[NI13311] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 38 - Benjamin Kohl, 52, farmer; Catherine, 37; Mary, 24; John, 22, day laborer; Sarah, 18; Jesse, 14.

[NI13314] Soon after marriage Henry Moyer purchased a farm of 70 acres four miles from Doylestown, Pa., and paid $2200 on it, and afterwards bought an adjoining tract of 30 acres with the promise of friends to advance him the money, but soon the hard times came, and his friends not able or willing to advance him the money he could not meet his payments, was sold out by the Sheriff and lost all he had paid on the place, leaving a debt besides, which, however, he paid as soon as he was able. This showed the honesty and christian principle he possessed.
In May 1825 he, his wife and family (excepting their son Abraham, who had gone two months previous) in a company emigrated to Waterloo county, Ont., and settled in the woods two miles south of the present village of Breslin, near the banks of the Grand River, where he died. On Oct. 15, 1829, while they were out logging, their little log house caught fire and burned down with everything in it, among which was the old Moyer Bible containing the records of his father's family. (Moyer p. 620)

The Moyer book does not give the parentage of Henry Moyer - "The author [A.J. Fretz] of this work has done all he could to trace this branch of the Moyer family to the pioneer, but has failed to find the connecting link with any certainty." "Henry Moyer's father died when the children were small and they were put out to friends and relatives, and Henry probably never knew much of his brothers and sisters, except his two sisters, Mrs. Abraham Stauffer and Mrs. Widemoyer " (Moyer pp. 619-620). I believe it is "A Biographical History of Early Settlers & Their Descendants in Waterloo Township" (p. 338) that gives Henry's parents as Christian Moyer and Mary Freed. But the Waterloo book does not give Anna Moyer Stauffer and Catharine Moyer Widemoyer as his sisters.

[NI13319] Herald of Truth - May 1871, pp 78-79 Obituaries:
Hunsicker. - On the 31st of March, in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., widow of Abraham HUNSICKER, deceased, aged 75 years, 10 months and 19 days. Buried at Perquesee; services by Samuel Godshall and Isaac Oberholtzer.

[NI13322] Herald of Truth, December 15, 1898, pp 380-381 Obituaries:
BERGEY.-Bro. Jacob Bergey, of Danboro, Bucks Co., Pa., was born on the 31st of August 1818. In 1842 he was married to Susan Leather-man, who died in Dec. 1855. In 1859 he married Magdalena Nice, who died in June 1897. He united with the church of his choice shortly after his first marriage, and was ever a consistent member of the church, generous and kind, and a wise counsellor. His chil-dren, three daughters, by his first wife survive, also five grandchildren. He had been confined to his bed about a year from a complication of diseases, and at times, especially in his last days, he suffered severely, but bravely, and patiently, and calmly resigned himself to God's will, cheerfully and confidently waiting for release from earthly pain, for the eternal joys awaiting the faithful, and at last on the 20th of Oct., the final summons came, and he sank peacefully to rest. Like the ripened shock of corn, which was being garnered in the fields around him, so our dear brother was gathered into the garners of the heavenly Husbandman. Buried on the 23rd in the Doylestown Mennonite graveyard, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral service by John Gross and Abram O. Histand at the house and by Christian Allebach and David Gehman at the meeting house. Text, Psalm 23: 4.

[NI13324] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 38 - John Bergey, 27, farmer; Susanah, 24; Moses Shirk(?), 13; Sarah Groff, 12.

[NI13325] Herald of Truth - Aug. 31, 1905, pp 279-280:
FUNK.-On the 21st of August, 1905, in Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., Abraham Funk; aged 91 Y., 10 M. He was entirely blind for some years and had also lost one limb in consequence of an injury sustained in falling from a load of hay about fourteen years ago. Buried in the Doylestown Mennonite burying-ground.

[NI13331] Herald of Truth - December 15, 1899 - pp 381-382 Obituaries:
WISMER. - On the 16th of November 1899, in Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis, Bro. David Wismer, aged 69 years, 1 month, 15 days. Bro. Wismer suffered greatly the last week of his life, but he bore his affliction with Christian patience, and desired to be released of his sufferings. Buried on the 21st. Funeral services at the house by Henry Johnson and at Skippack M. H. by Warren Bean, in English, from 1 Pet. 1:24,25 and by Jacob Mensch in German. He leaves his deeply sorrowing widow and 10 children.

[NI13334] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758) p. 301: Jacob Detwiler, 35, farmer; Barbara, 31, ...

[NI13335] Herald of Truth - February 1, 1894, pp 46-47 Obituaries:
FRETZ.-On the 16th of December 1893, in Hatfield, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy of which he suffered about two years, Jacob B. Fretz, aged 77 y., 7 m. and 22 d. Buried on the 21st at the Rockhill M.H. Funeral services by John Walter, Abel Horning and John Loux.

[NI13337] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 214b - Henry Fretz, 28, farmer; Barbara Fretz, 29, Sarah Fretz, 5, Abraham Fretz, 3; Jacob Overholzer, 18, farmer; Sarah Maesner, 11.

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp, roll 1143, P.O.: Line Lexington, p. 242, taken June 16, 1860:
Henry B. Fretz, 39, farmer; Barbara, 39; Sarah Ann, 15; Abraham, 13; Susanna, 9; Sylvester, 5

[NI13340] I'm guessing that Barbara is a daughter of Samuel & Mary (Swartz) Rosenberger, as they appear on the same page of the 1850 census.

[NI13345] Gospel Herald - April 30, 1996:
Detweiler, Oswin F ., 82, Souderton, Pa. Born: Jan. 8, 1914, Hatfield, Pa., to Howard Landis and Katie Frederick Freed Detweiler . Died: April 8, 1996, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - brothers and sisters: lrvin F., Enos F., Raymond F., Tyson F., Vincent F., Paul F., Emma Benner, Sally Detweiler, Martha Detweiler, Hannah Galanski. Predeceased by: Alverda Detweiler (wife). Funeral: April 11, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Merlin Hedrick. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

[NI13346] 1930 PA census - Towamencin Twp, Mont. Co, p. 21 of 26:
210 / 235 Enos Freed, Head, 67, widowed; son Raymond, 26; granddaughter Eva Landes, 15.
(210)/ 236 Elwood S. Kolb, Head, 35; wife Emma, 32; [continued on next page] dau Pearl F., 7; son Harvey F., 4; son Elwood F., 1; son Walton F., 11/12.

[NI13347] Could be a daughter of John Frederick and Catharine Zimmerman, or John S. Frederick and Kate G. Nice.

[NI13360] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 9 - next to his sister Catharine and his brother Henry.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81A, taken June 8:
Jacob Frederick, 60, gentleman; son George, 26, farmer; dau-in-law Catharine, 24; dau Sarah, 20; grandson Abraham, 3; granddau Louisian, 1; grandson Reinhart, 1M

WFT vol. 100 #1060 says he was married twice, to Magdalena Nice Freed and Sarah H. Freed.

[NI13371] Gospel Herald - January 17, 1918 - p. 775 Obituaries:
FREED. - Lydia K., widow of Wm. G. Freed, was born Dec. 2, 1830; died Dec. 23, 1917; aged 79y. 21d. Death was due to weakening of the heart. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early life and remained a faithful member until death. Her funeral took place Dec. 27 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Delp of near Mainland, Pa. Burial at Towamencin Mennonite Church. Services conducted at the house by Bros. Jonas Mininger and Menno Souder and at the church by Bro. Warren Moyer and Isaac Kulp. Text, II Tim. 4:8, and II Cor. 4:17.
"The Gospel was her joy and song
E'en to her last breath,
The truth she had proclaimed so long
Was her support in death."

[NI13387] Did he marry Elizabeth Pennypacker Clemens?

[NI13390] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 51b, taken Sept. 30:
John Grater, 50, miller; Mary Grater, 40; Sarah, 18; Ann, 16; Jesse, 14; Philip, 12; Mary, 10; Amos, 8; (p. 52) John Grater, 5; Isaac Schwenk, 23, miller; Moese Hartman, 18, miller

[NI13393] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Upper Providence Twp, roll 799 p. 293

[NI13394] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 51, taken Sept. 30:
Isaac Grater, 39, farmer; Elizabeth Grater, 31; Abraham, 14; John, 12; Warren, 7; Jonas, 5; Catherine Grater, 44; Sarah Litecap, 19; Isaac Anderson, 20, farmhand.

[NI13402] Deaths in the Skippack Region (HSMC) gave her name as Esther.

[NI13408] Possibly a daughter of Benjamin Wile and Catharine Frederick.

[NI13417] 1930 PA census - Towamencin Twp, Mont. Co, p. 24 of 26:
228 / 259 Benjamin A. Metz, Head, 70; wife Elizabeth R., 64; dau Elizabeth B., 22.
(228)/ 260 Harry A. Metz, Head, 66; wife Flora M., 42; son Stanley W., 10; son Warren W., 8.

[NI13421] Herald of Truth - August 1878, pp 141-144:
HENDRICKS.-June 12th, in Montg'y Co., Pa., ELISABETH, wife of Wm. B. HENDRICKS, at the age of 26 years, 6 months and several days. Her remains were laid in the earth on the 16th in the presence of a large concourse of people at the Mennonite church at Kulpsville, at which time edifying remarks were delivered by J. Allebach and J. Loux.

[NI13426] Herald of Truth - June 15, 1886, pp 190-191:
CASSEL ­ On the 28th of April, in Lansdale, Montgomery Co., Pa., of general dibility, [sic] Joseph B. Cassel, aged 81 years. He was buried on the 2d of May at the Worcester Mennonite burying-ground. He leaves a wife, eight children and seventeen grandchildren to mourn their loss. He was a man of rare qualities, kind and noble in all his ways and upright in all his dealings, ever ready to lend a helping hand in any way that he might do good. Never a murmur escaped his lips, during his weakness. He was confined to his bed about five weeks and was conscious to the last. He met every one with a smile and wished them happiness in the Lord. He was a member of the Mennonite Church about fifty years. A few days previous to his death he said he wished the Mennonite Church would try to fulfill the great command given by our Savior, "Go ye to al nations and preach the Gospel." He was a subscriber of the Herald of Truth from its beginning.
As bowed by sudden storms, the rose
Sinks on the garden's breast
Down to the grave our father goes,
In silence there to rest.

No more we'll mourn the absent one
But lift our earnest prayer,
And daily every effort lend
To rise and join him there. S.

[NI13431] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799), p. 275, taken Aug. 28:
William Beyer, 35, farmer; Elizabeth Beyer, 37; Mary Beyer, 11; Catharine Beyer, 7; Elizabeth Beyer, 1

Herald of Truth - Aug. 1, 1899, pp 237-238:
BEYER. - On the 8th of June, 1899, in Worcester Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Bro. William Beyer. He was sick only a little over four days, and reached the age of 84 y., 10 m., and 9 d. Buried on the 12th in the Methacton Mennonite burial ground, of which Cong. he was a member for many years. Funeral services by Warren Bean in English at the house, and Jacob Mensch in English and Henry Wismer in German at the M. H. Text, Psalm 37:37.

Now rest, dear aged father,
From all thy labor free;
We hope thy smiling face to see,
With thee in heaven to be.

We miss thee, dearest father,
Since that face we loved so well,
That vacant place, that empty chair,
Bring thoughts no tongue can tell.

[NI13438] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 191, taken Sept. 14:
David G. Allebach, 47, farmer; Catharine Allebach, 43; Lanah Allebach, 22; Jacob Allebach, 21, farmer; William Allebach, 16, farmer; James Allebach, 14; David Allebach, 11; Catharine Allebach, 8

Herald of Truth - Aug. 15, 1888, p. 255:
ALLEBACH - On the 25th of July, in Towamencin, Montgomery county, Pa., Bro. David Allebach, aged 86 years and 6 days. He was buried at the Mennonite meeting-house near Kulpsville. He was a deacon in the church for about 56 years. Peace be unto his ashes.

[NI13445] 1900 PA census - Bucks Co, West Rockhill Twp (roll 1386), p. 203, taken June 25:
Levi B. Freed born Nov 1860 age 39, md. 14 yrs, farmer; wife Lizzie born Oct 1864 age 35, 4 children, 3 living; dau Ellen H. born Dec 1886 age 13; dau Susan born July 1889 age 10; dau Elizabeth born July 1892 age 7; Susan Horning, mother-in-law, born Sept 1826 age 73, widowed, 5 children, 3 living; John Burry, boarder, born Oct 1883 age 16, farm laborer

Gospel Herald - April 22, 1943 Obituaries, pp 94-95:
Freed - Levi, son of William and Elizabeth (Benner) Freed, was born Nov. 4, 1860; died Feb. 22, 1943; aged 82 y. 3 m. 18 d. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Horning who preceded him in death on May 20, 1933. To this union were born three daughters and two sons. One infant son preceded him in death. He was always deeply concerned about the spiritual welfare of his family and friends. He was a faithful member of the Rockhill Mennonite Church and a trustee there for many years. He was stricken with a heart attack and died instantly. In his sudden departure he leaves to mourn Ellen, wife of Ervin M. Keller; Susan, wife of Jacob A. Detweiler; Mrs. Bessie Souder, and Howard H. Freed. Funeral services were held on Feb. 27 at the home of his son-in-law, conducted by Bro. Jacob Moyer and at the Rockhill Mennonite Church by Bros. Clinton Landis and Edwin A. Souder.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe; we little thought his end so near;
And only those who have lost can tell, the loss of a loved one without farewell."

[NI13448] Gospel Herald - March 28, 1918, pp 954-955:
KRATZ. - Esther, widow of the late Daniel Kratz, died Feb. 24, 1918; aged 75y. 5m. 24d. She was a patient sufferer for about 12 weeks of heart failure and dropsy when she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. She is survived by 6 daughters, 2 sons, 32 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Buried Feb. 28, at Skippack Mennonite Church, of which congregation she was a member. The following ministers officiated: Warren Bean, Irvin Landis, and Howard Pennapacker. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.

[NI13451] Gospel Herald - Dec. 28, 1965, p. 1125:
Kratz, Anna L., daughter of Jonas and Amanda (Geil) Moyer, was born at Chalfont, Pa., May 29, 1881; died at the home of her son Walter, Souderton, Pa., Nov. 2, 1965; aged 84 y. 5 m. 4 d. On Nov. 28, 1901, she was married to Oliver B. Kratz, who died Dec. 20, 1958. Surviving are one son (Walter M.), one daughter (Laura-Mrs. James H. Moyer), 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Mary Weisel, Mrs. Russel Hallman, Erwin G., and Willis G.). She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 6, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.

[NI13454] Gospel Herald - Dec. 20, 1983, p. 890:
Krupp, Henry H., son of Benjamin and Martha (Hendricks) Krupp, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 5, 1893; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Nov. 12, 1983; aged 90 y. He was married to Mabel Moyer, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters (Marion-Mrs. Marvin Landis, Grace-Mrs. Harvey Nyce, and Catherine-Mrs. Lyle Kramer), one son (Paul Krupp), 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Elizabeth Derstine and Katie Detweiler). He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home on Nov. 17, in charge of Glenn Egli and Paul J. Glanzer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI13460] Skippack Deaths (HSMC Bulletin, Vol. VIII No. 3 Oct. 1952 p. 244) says Catherine who married Michael Wierman was a daughter of John. Currently I have that she was a daughter of John's father's brother Jacob Wisler and his second wife Catherine Stauffer.

[NI13463] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p 295 - Lewis Heacock, 37, Labourer; Elizabeth Heacock, 35; Amos Heacock, 6; Jacob Heacock, 1; in the same house? Sarah King, 56.

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1145), p. 359, taken June 21:
Lewis Haygog, 46, day laborer; Elizabeth, 47; Leah, 5; Charles, 4

[NI13470] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 34a - Abraham Springer, 69, gentleman; Hannah Springer, 64; Catherine, 38.

[NI13474] Herald of Truth ­ August 15, 1895, pp 253-254 Obituaries:
SPRINGER. ­ On the 21st of July 1895, in Kulpsville, Pa., of general debility, Mary, widow of John Springer, in her 87th year. Four grandchildren survive her. Interment on the 26th at the Towamensing M. H.

[NI13476] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 25 - Christian Bergey Jr, 37, farmer; Ann, 33, Jacob, 13, William, 9, David, 6, Catharine, 5; Henry Refinger, 21, laborer.

He is listed as Christian Bergey Jr., which would indicate he was the son of Christian & Mary (Souder) Bergey listed on the same page. Immediately following is Catharine Bergey, 65 - this is Catharine Cassel, wife of Jacob Bergey, Christian Sr.'s brother.

Check your sources - this could be an error that Christian is given as a son of Jacob & Catharine.

[NI13478] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 45b, taken Sept. 9:
David Kolb, 59, farmer; Elizabeth Kolb, 55; Margret, 16; David, 13

[NI13490] Herald of Truth - February 1871, pp 30-31 Obituaries:
Shelly. - On the 17th of December, in Fayette township, Juniata county, Pa., Maria, wife of Elder Jacob Shelly. (Her maiden name was Bergy), aged 54 years and 18 days. She moved with her Parents from Montgomery county to Juniata county where she remained until her departure. On the 14th she had a stroke of Palsy. She remained sensible until death. She bore her afflictions with patience and resignation. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite church for many years, and her seat in the house of God was seldom vacant. On the 20th her mortal remains were followed to the Lost Creek burying-ground, by a large concourse of friends and relatives, who mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. Funeral sermon by Bishop J. S. Graybill and Samuel Winey in German, from Ps. 31:6, and William Graybill in English.

[NI13492] Herald of Truth - Sept. 15, 1882, p. 286:
SHELLY.- July 23rd, in Richfield, Juniata Co., Pa., after a lingering sickness of about six months, of dropsy and heart disease, Bro. Jacob Shelly, aged 67 years and 5 months. He leaves a widow, two sons and five daughters to mourn his departure. Father Shelly was a peacable, quiet Christian, and a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Buried at Shelley's church yard. Services by jacob, Thomas and Solomon Graybill. Text, Revelation 16:9.

[NI13493] Herald of Truth - March 1880, pp 56-57:
Feb. 7th, at the Jericho Mill, Juniata Co., Pa., of apoplexy, Bro. ENOS BERGEY, aged 58 years, 3 months and 20 days. He leaves a deeply afflicted wife and 6 children to mourn their loss. Buried at the Lost Creek church, where a discourse was delivered by Jacob William Graybill, and Samuel Winey, from Psa. 39:4.

[NI13505] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799).

Author of three genealogical works - "History of the Rittenhouse Family," "History of the Cassel Family," and "History of the Kulp Family."

[NI13508] Herald of Truth - Jan. 23, 1908, p. 32:
Cassel.-On Dec. 23, 1907, at the home of her only daughter, Mary A. Freyer, at Norristown, Pa., of paralysis, Mary A., widow of the late Abraham K. Cassel, formerly of Lower Salford, Montgomery Co., Pa.; aged 80 years. Funeral on Saturday, Dec. 28, 1907, at the Lower Salford Mennonite M. H. She is survived by two sons and one daughter.

[NI13510] Herald of Truth - March 1, 1897, pp 77-78:
CASSEL - On Feb. 2d, 1897, in Blooming Glen, Pa., of diabetes, Sister Elizabeth, widow of Samuel K. Cassel, in her 60th year. Her remains were laid to rest in the Blooming Glen graveyard on the 5th. Funeral services were conducted by Henry B. Rosenberger and Abm. F. Moyer. W.D.B.

[NI13515] After her mother died, Eliza was adopted by her father's sister (her aunt) Sarah and Sarah's husband Henry M. Musselman. She is listed in the 1880 census in the household of Henry M. & Sarah (Young) Musselman in Franconia: Eliza Young, 20, adopted.

[NI13516] Herald of Truth, December 1, 1883, p. 365 Obituaries:
CLEMMER.- On the 8th of November, in Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, Sarah, wife of bishop Josiah Clemmer, of the Franconia Church, in the 51st year of her age. She was buried on the 12th, services at the house by Abm. Moyer, and C. Hunsberger and at the meeting-house by Isaac Oberholzer and Jacob Mensch, from Phil 1:21. A large concourse of people followed her to the grave. May God grant comfort and consolation to the bereaved family, especially to the dear brother, from whose side a dear loving companion has been taken away. Peace to her ashes.

[NI13517] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 188, taken June 30:
Josiah Clemmer, 33, farmer; Sarah Clemmer, 28; Jacob, 6; Susana, 4; Mary, 2; David Ruth, 37, farm laborer; Henry Krise(?), 9

Gospel Witness - July 26, 1905, p. 132:
Clemmer.--Bishop Josiah S. Clemmer was born May 1st 1827, died of dropsy and paralysis at his home in Franconia Township Montgomery Co., Pa June 28th 1905. aged 78y 1. m 27d. He was twice married. His first wife was Sarah Kulp. To this union were born, 5 sons and 3 daughters, 5 of whom with their mother preceded him to the spirit-world. In 1884 he married to Lydia Derstine, who with three children and a sister, survives him. Bro.Clemmer consecrated his life to the service of Christ and the church while a young man. He was ordained to the ministry on Nov. 9th 1860, and 7 years later, to the office of bishop, having charge of the Franconia, Rockhill, Salford, Souderton, Plain, Line-Lexington, and Towamencin congregations. He was a conscientious, devout Christian, and an able preacher, and was considered an excellent counseller, having been at the head of the Conference for 20 years. He was much concerned about the welfare of the church, and his heart was saddened by the inroad that pride and fashion were making in the church. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 3, at the Franconia meeting house, and were conducted at the house by bishop Samuel Detweiler, and at the meeting house by bishops Andrew S. Mack and Henry Rosenberger. Text, Luke 2:29. Interment is the adjoining Cemetery. It is estimated that more than 1000 persons paid their tribute of respect to the departed brother. Peace to his ashes.--H. D. M.

[NI13520] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 310D:
Isaac H. Delp, 35, farmer; wife Annie, 29; Annie kulp, mother-in-law, 73

[NI13521] Herald of Truth - Jan. 23, 1908, p. 32:
Wile.-Susan, widow of the late John F. Wile, died in Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of obstructions of the bowels, on Dec. 28, 1907: aged 77 Y., 8 M., 21 D. She died on the same day that her sister was buried. Her husband died over three years ago. She leaves two daughters. Funeral on Jan. 1, 1908, at the Salford Mennonite M. H.

[NI13522] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1145), p. 359, taken June 21:
John Wile, 32, farmer; Susanna, 30; Deborah, 3; John Ruth, 13
Previous household is John's parents, Benjamin & Catharine Wile.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 308D:
John F. Wile, 53, farmer; wife Susan, 57; dau Elmira Nyce, 18, servant; Tobias M. Nyce, son-in-law, 23, farm laborer; son Benjamin Wile, 15, farm laborer; Rosalind Wile, sister, 38, seamstress; Lydia Moyer, niece, 17, seamstress

[NI13523] Jonas A. Kulp moved to Anderson County, Kansas, with his wife and family sometime after 1864.

[NI13527] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 21b, taken Aug. 28:
Jacob Kline, 48, farmer; Elizabeth, 41; Catharine, 16; Sarah, 12; Jacob, 5; Charles Wile, 16, labourer
Jacob's sister Sarah Kline, age 50, is the sole person in the previous household.

[NI13541] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 38a - Henry Hunsicker, 40, farmer; Lydia Hunsicker, 36; Mary, 15; Philip, 13; Ann, 11; Deborah, 10; Charles, 8; Catherine, 4; Daniel, 3; Lydia, 3/12.

[NI13545] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 37 - Jesse Cassel, 44, farmer; Deborah Cassel, 37; Mary, 19; Jacob, 17; Lydia, 15; Hannah, 13; John, 12; Jesse, 10; Joseph, 8; Samuel, 5; Jonas, 2; Susanah Cassel, 68 [Jesse's single aunt].

[NI13546] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp., roll 799 p. 29

[NI13547] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 50b, taken Sept. 27:
John Markley, 73, farmer; Mary Markley, 67; Elizabeth, 30
Following household is their son Philip.

[NI13550] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 48b, taken Sept. 23:
Jacob Markley, 71, gentleman; Elizabeth Markley, 67; Noah Umstead, 21, farmhand

[NI13572] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 4b - Samuel Johnson, 57, farmer; Sarah, 57; Abraham Harley, 46 (Sarah's brother).

[NI13585] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 26.

[NI13602] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799) p. 281: Jacob Custer 71, Mary Custer 61, Charlotte Custer 38, Elmira Tyson 18, Ann Custer 27.

[NI13622] Jacob is believed to be the first of the Yoders to settle in Greene County, PA, and he is the progenitor of all bearing the surname YODERS. Residence: Philadelphia County, PA, circa 1770-?; Jefferson Township, Greene County, PA, 1810; East Bethlehem Township, Washington County, PA, 1820; Morgan Township, Greene County, PA, 1830-1840.

[NI13630] Cornelius Tyson Descendants 1652-1986, p. 21, says it was Elizabeth Kampfer Tyson, daughter of William Tyson and Hannah Kampfer (Kemper), who married Henry Peters.

[NI13634] After Jacob's second wife died, he lived with his son John, who died Jan. 30, 1828. A year later, with John's wife and three youngest children, his daughter Mary and her husband George Bechtel, he moved to Canada.

[NI13645] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Buckingham Twp (roll 758) p. 92 - Wm. G. Geil, age 30, listed with his mother Elizabeth, age 65.

[NI13684] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799) p. 281

[NI13694] This is possibly the John Fry (1762-1846) son of William Fry.

[NI13714] Allie and her husband settled east of Kitchener (then Berlin), Ontario, but found the climate unattractive, the winters too cold and severe, and removed his family back to Pottstown, PA. While without home or property or income, he learned of the fertile lands farther west, left his family in Lancaster County and set out to find a place to live. He crossed the mountains and reached Fort Duquesne (Pittsburg). Pittsburg at that time consisted of a few rough huts, and Abraham pressed on to examine the fertile Connesuessing Valley of the Harmonites. This community pleased Abraham, and he soon brought his family to Harmony. At first they lived on a log cabin on the site of the present Hotel Ziegler, but later bought a farm on which they prospered. (Cornelius Tyson Descendants 1652-1986 pp. 20-21)

[NI13717] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Limerick Twp (roll 799) p. 90 - Isaac Hunsberger, 69, farmer; Elizabeth, 72; Mary A. Bechtel, 20.

[NI13719] " ... in 1824 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ont. Several years after their arrival in this county they settled in Wilmot Twp. near New Dundee, where they died." (Cornelius Tyson Descendants 1652-1986 p. 21, quoting from EBY p. 811)

[NI13736] Will Abstract:
UMSTEAD, RICHARD. Lower Providence. September 17, 1816. November 7, 1816. 4.294
To sister Hannah, 12 pds. yearly, after my decease, 200 pds. To granddaughters Mary, and Sarah, $100. To grandson Richard Morgan, $100 and to have 6 months schooling. To daughter Anna Morgan, household goods. Rem. of estate to be sold and proceeds to go to the payments of expenses and legacies. To daughter Anna Morgan, 2000 pds. To daughter Alice, 120 pds. yearly, and 2000 pds. to be put on interest for daughter until 21. Execs: Jacob Umstead, and Michael Corbitt. Wit:
Joseph Skenn, and John Evans.

[NI13737] Conflict: Which Elizabeth Tyson did Henry Peters marry? Elizabeth Nash Tyson or Elizabeth Sellen Tyson?

[NI13744] In 1850 he was living with his son Samuel in Towamencin Twp (1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 192).

[NI13752] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 33a - Henry Kratz, 33, farmer; Mary Kratz, 27; William, 1.

[NI13753] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3b - Jacob Kratz, 34, farmer; Elizabeth, 28, Henry, 7, John 5, Jacob, 3.

[NI13774] CONFLICT: Skippack Deaths says this William Price married to Sarah Hallman was a son of Henry. The Price Genealogy says the son William was married to Hannah Keeley.

[NI13782] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp, roll 800, p. 195b, taken Sept. 21 - David Kulp is family 66 / 79, but this portion is cut off on genealogy.com - the only name is Mary Ann Kulp, 3

[NI13812] Abstracts of Bucks County PA Wills 1785-1825 p. 8:
Page 24. Jacob Strickler of Southampton Twp. February 28, 1787. Proved March 15, 1787. Sons Shedrick and Isaac exrs. Dau. Elizabeth Strickler. Sons Jacob, Peter, Shedrick, Abraham and Isaac. Wits: Nicholas Vanartsdalen, Dal. Knight, Henrich Kone.

[NI13827] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799), p. 275, taken Aug. 28:
Jacob Bean, 73; Catharine Bean, 65

[NI13833] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799), p. 275, taken Aug. 28:
Benjamin Beyer, 44, farmer; Hannah Beyer, 35; Catharine Beyer, 15; Enos Beyer, 14; Nathanal Beyer, 10; Lewis Beyer, 9/12

[NI13840] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 27

[NI13843] Herald of Truth - Oct. 15, 1887 pp 318-319 Obituaries:
ALLEBACH - On the 4th of Sept., in Kulpsville, Montgomery county, Pa., of affection of the Stomach, Christian Allebach, aged 81 years, 5 months and 10 days. Buried at the old Skippack Mennonite Church on the 7th.

[NI13846] Herald of Truth - September 1868, pp 143-144:
On the 13th of August, at the house of her son-in-law Wm. Biddle, New Britain, Bucks County, Pa., CATHARINE HALDEMAN, widow of John Haldeman, aged 85 years and 5 months: having lived in widowhood for thirty years. She was interred at the Doylestown Mennonite Meetinghouse. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and, we hope and believe, a true believer and follower of Christ. A funeral sermon, from Rev. 14: 13, was delivered by Pro. Rineart and Pre. Isaac Rickert.

[NI13849] I think this is the Mary Haldeman in the following Herald of Truth - February 1873, pp 30-31, 46-47 Obituaries:
In Doylestown, Bucks county, Pa., January 11th, at the residence of Charles Allen, her son-in-law, Sister MARY HALDEMAN, at the advanced age of 90 years, 8 months, and 27 days. For 70 years she has served her master, Jesus; and we have reason to believe that she could say with Paul, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness." The occasion was improved by J.M. Haldeman, and S. Godshalk in English, and Isaac Richart in German.

[NI13856] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 800, p. 192b, taken Sept. 16:
John C. Wack, 36, busher; Catharine Wack, 33; John F. Wack, 14; Mary A. Wack, 13; Emeline Wack, 11; David Wack, 9; Francis Wack, 7; Citte Ann Wack, 5; Napolion Wack, 3

[NI13857] Herald of Truth - May 1865, pp 39-40:
On the 11th of March, in Elkhart Co., Ind., Christina Holdeman, aged 76 years, 3 months, and 10 days; widow of Christian Holdeman, who died about twenty years before her. She seemed to be stout and hearty, continuing at her work as usual until the day on which she died, and took sick but a few hours before her death. She was buried on the 14th. The funeral was largely attended by her friends. She was the mother of 13 children: ten sons, eight of whom are still living, and three daughters; among whom she stayed. She had 119 grand-children, of whom eighty-six are yet living; seventy-two great-grand-children, of whom fifty-five are yet living; making in all two hundred and four, of whom one hundred and fifty-two are still living. She was no doubt, near and dear to them; going from one to the other, as they needed her assistance. We have the hope that their loss is her eternal gain; and if we heed the loud call which God has made to us through her removal, and become truly reconciled to him who gave his life for us, we may rest in the hope and promise, that we shall meet her again on those bright shores, where parting is never known; for we have the hope that God, in taking her from us, has only called her home, to join the angel-throng and enjoy endless glory and happiness. A funeral sermon was preached in the English and the German language. --C.S.

[NI13858] Herald of Truth - March 1865, pp 23-24:
On the 11th of February, in Lower Mount Bethel, Northampton Co., Pa., of palsy, Bro. Jacob Buzzard, in the 78th year of his age. He was buried on the 13th, on which occasion a funeral sermon was preached by Pre. David Henning, from Amos 4th chapter and the latter part of the 12th verse.

[NI13868] Herald of Truth October 1878 pp 179-180 Obituaries:
SHAUM.-Sept. 6th, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of bilious fever, SARAH, wife of Bishop John SHAUM, aged 79 years, 9 months and 3 days. Her maiden name was Buzzard. She leaves an aged husband and thirteen children to mourn their loss. All the children were present at the funeral except one. She was buried on the 8th. Funeral services were conducted by John Hartman and Peter Imhoff in German, and Christian Holdeman in English, from Rev. 14:13. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." She leaves 77 grand-children and 19 great-grandchildren.

[NI13869] Herald of Truth - March 1873, pp 61-63 Obituaries:
January 24th, in Elm Grove, Louisa county, Iowa, BARBARA, wife of Michael BUZZARD, formerly of Northampton county, Pa., aged 74 years, 3 months, and 2 days. Interred the 28th, in Spring Run grave-yard. Services by Pre. Huhn in English, and Pre. Yust, in German, from Rev. 14:13. She leaves a husband and 6 children to mourn their loss. She was a sister in the Amish Mennonite Church, about fifty years, and was always zealous in the cause of Christ.

[NI13870] While they were still living in Northampton County, John wished to see the west. Along with two other men he walked west. They went to Ohio and then north to Canada and back to Northampton Co. They walked a distance of nearly 1000 miles. While John was in Ohio he purchased a farm in Chester Twp., Wayne Co.

In 1830 John and his family moved to Ohio. They moved with covered wagons and the trip took about four weeks. Two other families accompanied them as far as Mahoning Co., OH. (A History of the Amos Mumaw Family, p. 55)

Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1883 pp 29-30 Obituaries:
On the 8th of December, 1882, Bishop John Shaum, of Wayne county, O., passed peacefully away from this world of trial and afliction*, as we hope, to the rest which remaineth for the children of God. He was a man of quiet disposition, upright and sincere in his intercourse with his fellow-man, and a devoted Christian. In 1830 he was called to the ministry, and some eighteen years ago he was ordained to the office of Bishop. He was buried on the 12th of December, in the family grave-yard at the Mennonite Church, in Chester Twp., Wayne county, where appropriate services were held by Henry Horst and Henry Beery in the German language, and by Isaac Good in English, from Heb. 13:7,8. He had reached the advanced age of 85 years, 2 mos., 13 days. He was born in Northampton county, Pa.; was married on the 19th of October, 1817, to Sarah Buzzard, and lived in the married state sixty-one years. His descendants number sixteen children (twelve sons and four daughters, thirteen of whom are still living and were all present at the funeral), ninety-six grand-children, seventy-six of whom are still living, and forty-seven great grand-children of whom 43 are still living. He was spared long in this life of sorrow, and had his full share of the cares and anxieties of this present evil world, yet we have no doubt that he continually experienced the goodness and the mercy of a kind heavenly Father, who sustained and kept him through all his trials, in a good old age brought him to his rest in peace.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

[NI13894] Herald of Truth - February 1877, pp 30-31:
Sept.. 9th, in Medina Co., Ohio, Jonas Godshall, aged about 70 years.

[NI13895] Herald of Truth - July 1871, pp 110-111 Obituaries:
In Bedminster, Bucks county, Pa., on the 9th of June, of cancer in the mouth, Leah, wife of Jacob Y Kindigh, aged 62 years, 9 months and 15 days.

[NI13896] Herald of Truth - November 1875, pp 190-191:
On the 4th, of October, in Marshall Co., Ind., of Rheumatic neuralgia, RACHAEL, wife of William OVERHOLT, aged 63 years, 5 months and 28 days. Sister Overholt was in her usual health until the previous evening, when she began to complain of pains in the arms, shoulders and chest, from which she suffered severely, and before the dawn her spirit took its flight to the eternal world. She was buried at Yellow Creek Meeting House, in Elkhart County, on the 5th. Funeral services by J. M. and Christian Christophel and J. F. Funk.

[NI13897] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758) p. 280 - Aaron Godshall

[NI13906] Herald of Truth - August 1872, p. 127 Obituaries:
On the 16th of June, in Medina Co., Ohio, of apoplexy, ABRAHAM FRETZ, aged 71 years, 11 months and 23 days. Funeral sermon by M. Rohrer, and H. Beery. He was formerly from Bucks Co., Pa.

[NI13911] Herald of Truth - February 1872, pp 29-30:
On the 29th of December, in Bucks county, Pa., after a severe illness of about seven weeks, Lydia, wife of Jonas Nace, aged 58 years, 1 month and 9 days. During her illness she suffered a great deal, however she bore it with patience. She was much engaged in prayer. She had a desire to depart and be with Christ. 0 how oft did she pray, "0 come, dear Jesus, and take me to Thee." She was buried on the 31st. Funeral services by Isaac Moyer at the house, Abm. F. Moyer and I. Rickert at the meeting-house from Isaiah 3:10.

[NI13951] 1790 census for Bucks Co PA (no township given), lists Jacob Wenholt, 2 males over 16, 4 males under 16, and 5 females.

[NI13968] Rudolph Drach appears in Bucks County as early as 1750, when we find record of the birth and baptism of a daughter, Anna Maria. In 1753 he is named as one of the trustes in the deed for the purchase of a church site for the Tohickon Church. On the 4th of June, 1763, he purchased from the proprieters of the province of Pennsylvania 300 acres of land in Rockhill Township, Bucks Co., Pa., which land he later divided between his sons Adam and Henry. (The Kellers of Hamilton Township, p. 103)

[NI13978] Heinrich Keller probably made his way to the banks of the Tohickon soon after his arrival, though the first record of him that we have discovered as a landholder was in 1750, when he purchased of Thomas and Richard Penn 150 acres of land in Bedminster township, on the northwest side of Ridge road, about one mile southwest of Keller's Church. This tract he conveyed to Michael Yost in 1752. His residence at that date as shown by deed was Bedminster. In the year 1734, a tract of 300 acres on the north side of the Tohickon, in Haycock township, was surveyed to Griffith Davis, who, with Elizabeth his wife, conveyed the same to Henry Keller on May 10, 1757. On Nov. 5, 1754, Henry Keller obtained a warrant for the survey of 21 acres and 136 perches at the northwest corner of the above tract and the draft of the survey, on file at Harrisburg, shows that the Davis tract was then in the tenure of Henry Keller. It is therefore possible that Henry Keller took possession of the tract soon after his sale of his Bedminster land in 1752, under an agreement to purchase that was not completed until the date of the deed, 1757. This tract was directly opposite Keller's Church and extended over the Tohickon into Bedminster township at two or three points, caused by the curves of the creek, the lower line being straight instead of conforming to the courses of the creek. Of this tract of 300 acres purchased of Davis, Henry Keller and Juliana his wife, 1772, conveyed about 225 acres in three practically equal tracts to their sons Henry, Peter and Christopher. His son John had purchased a large tract adjoining his father in 1772 of David Graham.
Henry Keller was a man of prominence in his community. He was the first constable of Haycock township, and was frequently named by the court or selected by the parties in interest to assist in the settlement of estates. (Keller Family History, pp 307-308)

[NI14012] There is a Heinrich Steinbach buried at Keller's Union cem. old section (p G9). He died in 1816, aged 33y 8m 21d. It's possible that he was a twin to John Steinbach born Aug 7, 1782, in which case he died Apr 28, 1816.

[NI14036] This may be the Elizabeth Keller who married Samuel Fassbender May 28, 1826 (p. 425, PA German Marriages).

[NI14052] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 217:
Samuel Keller, 50, farmer, Elizabeth, 47, Charles, 17, Enos, 15; Susanna Rotzel, 14.

[NI14054] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 215:
Enoch Keller, 42, farmer; (continued on next page) Charlotte, 38, Lavina, 18.

[NI14056] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 308D:
Joseph Hackman, 36, farmer; wife Sophia, 36; dau Matilda, 12; dau Annie, 11; dau Lizzie, 9; dau Sophia, 7; dau Susan, 2; dau Catharine, 1; John W. Goshar, other, 22, farm laborer

[NI14061] In the Gehman "Detweiler" book p. 17 is the remark that Anna Hunsberger Freed taught her husband to read German since she could not read or speak English. (Hunsberger p. 361)

[NI14063] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 3b - Henry Young, 69, Catharine, 50, Lydia, 28. In the household after this is his son Charles Young, 28.

Moyer p. 66 says children of Henry Young and Elizabeth Moyer were Mary, Sarah, Hannah, Lydia, Eliza and Charles. Since Lydia is listed in this family, I believe this is the Henry Young who married Elizabeth Moyer. Elizabeth must have died bef. 1850 and he married secondly Catharine.

Need to confirm that Henry is a son of Michael Young.

[NI14066] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799)

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 80D, taken June 7:
Henry C. Godshall, 51, farmer; wife Annie, 47; son Jacob, 15; Anna Hockman, niece, 13; Lydia Lehman [Gehman], mother-in-law, 68

[NI14067] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799)

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 80C, taken June 7:
Isaac Godshall, 50, farmer; wife Nancy, 47; dau Mary, 10; Nancy Derstine, 31, servant; William Derstine, 24, servant; Lincoln Godshall, 14

Herald of Truth - Nov. 15, 1900, pp 349-350:
GODSHALL. - On the 24th of Oct., 1900, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy. Isaac Godshall, aged 70 years, 9 months, 25 days. All of his children preceded him in death. He is survived by a widow, two brothers and two sisters. Buried on the 28th at Franconia.

[NI14070] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78D, taken June 4:
Jacob Godshall, 42, farmer; wife Barbara, 39; son Andrew, 17; dau Ida, 15; son Horace, 13; dau Rose, 11; dau Mary, 8; son Jacob, 4; Adulph Romback, 18, servant, laborer, born Baden

Herald of Truth - June 20, 1907, pp 223-224:
Godshall.-On June 3, 1907, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of apoplexy, from which he suffered since Oct. 5, 1896, Jacob C. Godshall, aged 70 Y., 4 M., 7 D. Funeral services were held at the Franconia M. H. on June 8.

[NI14072] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lansdale, roll 1159, p. 367C:
J.C. Godshall, 38, feed merchant; wife Mary, 32; son Wilson, 10; dau Ella, 8; dau Laura, 6; dau Mary Jane, 4; son Perry, 2; William Hackman, 21, clerk in mill; Maggie Sellers, 14, servant

[NI14075] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 80C, taken June 7:
(76 / 97) Tobias Swartley, 47, farmer; wife Margaret, 46; son James, 18; son Jonas, 16; dau Kate, 14; son John, 10
(76 / 98) Elizabeth Swartley, 88, mother, Lady; Kate, 56, sister

[NI14081] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 79B, taken June 5:
(74 / 93) Enos Bergey, 32, farmer; wife Sallie, 31; dau Katie, 2; son Joseph, 11/12
(74 / 94) Elizabeth, 75, mother, Lady; Hannah, 48, sister, Lady

[NI14084] Herald of Truth - Jan. 1, 1898 pp 13-14 Obituaries:
NICE.-On the 25th of November, 1897, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Bro. Daniel Nice, aged 66 years and 9 months, He was a son of Pre. Henry Nice deceased. He was married to Elizabeth Moore, who, with one daughter, preceded him to the grave. One son and four daughters remain. Buried on the 2nd of December at Franconia. Funeral services by M. R. Moyer at the house and by Josiah Clemmer at the M. H. Text, Phil. 1:23.

[NI14085] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 1158, p. 69D:
William C. Ensley, 52, butcher; wife Sarah, 47; son George, 18; day May, 6

[NI14086] Gospel Herald - May 27, 1909, pp 142-143 Obituaries:
Nice. - Brother Abram G. Nice of Elroy, Pa., died April 25, 1909; aged nearly 75 y. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter. Deceased was the last surviving son of the late minister Henry Nice of Franconia, Pa. The funeral was held April 28. Interment at the Franconia Mennonite burial ground.

[NI14089] Herald of Truth - April 1, 1900, pp 109-111:
KRUPP - On the 6th of March 1900, near Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of pleurisy and pneumonia, Sister Lizzie, wife of Dea. Henry C. Krupp, aged 52 years, 5 months, 22 days. She was born on the 14th of Sept. 1847, was married in 1869. One son blessed this union. She lived in happy matrimony over 30 years. She was the youngest daughter of the late Pre. Henry Nice of Franconia. She leaves her deeply bereaved husband, one son, three grandchildren, one brother, three sisters and many friends and neighbors to mourn her departure, but what is our loss is her gain. Our departed sister suffered severely for six days, but she was entirely resigned to God's will and endured her suffering with Christian fortitude. Her remains were laid to rest on the 10th in the Souderton Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services at the house by M.R. Moyer and Chr. Allebach, and at the M. H. by Josiah Clemmer and A.S. Mack. Text, Phil. 1:23.

[NI14092] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81A, taken June 8:
Elias H. Freed, 54, farmer; wife Catharine, 50; dau Mary A., 22

[NI14097] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78C, taken June 4:
(52 / 62) William Oberholtzer, 45, farmer; wife Mariah, 45; dau Annie, 19; dau Carrie, 14; son Milton, 11
(52 / 63) Mary Freed, 59, widowed

[NI14100] Possibly the Henry Oberholtzer who married Anna Matilda Spare b Jul 18, 1839, daughter of William and Delilah (Poley) Spare, The Spare Family p. 53.

[NI14106] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 309A:
Annie Goshow, 52, keeps house; son Samuel, 19, farm laborer; dau Hannah, 15

[NI14111] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 82C, taken June 9, 1880:
Daniel A. Landis, 41, farmer; wife Catharine, 37; son Hiram, 10; dau Annie, 8; son Joseph, 5; son Daniel, 4; dau Susan, 2; son Isaac, 6M; Frank Huber, other, 18, laborer; Susan Landis, sister, 38

[NI14119] 1930 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp, Dist. 41, p. 4 of 40, taken April 4:
Eliza S. Bergey, Head, 82, widowed. She lives between her youngest son Vincent and her oldest son Frank. Her son Elias is also listed on this page.

Gospel Herald - April 2, 1931, p. 15:
Bergey.--Eliza Bergey (nee Kulp) was born in Montgomery Co., June 4, 1847; died very suddenly and peacefully of heart failure March 19, 1931; aged 83 y. 9 m. 17 d. She was married to Henry R. Bergey, to which union 8 children were born. Two preceded their mother in death, also her husband nearly six years ago. The following children survive; Franklin K., Elias K., Vincent K., Mrs. Edwin Bergey, Mrs. Henry Rittenhouse, Mrs. Elmer Clemmer; also 24 grandchildren, and 37 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Franconia Mennonite Church of which she was a member all her life.

"Sleep on dear parents, take your rest.
We know your souls have found sweet rest
With Jesus above.
We hope 'twill not be long
Till we all can stand around the throne
Praising our dear Savior." --The Children.

[NI14130] I don't have these Swartleys quite right. I had Philip b. abt 1826, from the New Britain Twp census, and dates for others in his family came from this census.

Herald of Truth ­ June 15, 1894, pp 191-192 Obituaries:
SWARTLEY.-On the 10th of May, 1894, near Line Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., of cancer in the stomach, Philip S. Swartley, aged 68 y., 5 m., 28 d. He was buried in the Line Lexington Mennonite burying grounds. He was fully reconciled to God's will.

[NI14134] Gospel Herald - May 17, 1923, p. 143:
Wambold.--Sister Annie C. Wambold, wife of Bro. Enos Wambold, was born Sept. 30, 1847; died April 16, 1923; aged 75 y. 6 m. 16 d. She was willing to fulfil all the known will of God, so far as she was able, and passed from time to eternity fully resigned to the Lord's will, with a living hope in an eternal home with God. Funeral services were conducted at the Franconia Church on April 21, 1923, by the Brethren Warren Moyer and Henry Clemmer at the house, and at the Meetinghouse by Bros. Menno Souder, Abram Clemmer, and Jacob Clemmer. May her Savior be the Savior of those she has left behind.

[NI14136] Gospel Herald - July 1, 1901, pp 206-207:
SWARTLEY - On the 31st of May, 1901, near Line Lexington, Bucks Co., Pa., of dropsy and kidney trouble, Geo. Swartley, aged 80 years, 10 months and 19 days. On November 8th, 1842, he was married to Catharine Funk (sister of John F. Funk, Elkhart, Indiana). To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter. The oldest son died 48 years ago. He became a member of the Mennonite Church many years ago. He was buried on the 6th of June, at the Line Lexington burying ground. Services were conducted at the house by Pre. John Walter in English, and Josiah Clemmer in German. At the meeting house services were conducted by Pre. Henry Rosenberger, in German, and Frank P. Cassel in English.

[NI14137] Herald of Truth - April 9, 1908 pp 121-122 Obituaries:
Swartley. - Catharine Funk Swartley died of a complication of diseases at the home of her son-in-law, Francis P. Shelp, in Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., on March 20, 1908; aged 83 Y., 11 M., 25 D. She was born March 25, 1824, in Hilltown township and was united in marriage Nov. 8, 1842, to George Swartley, who died in May, 1901. She is survived by one daughter (Mrs. Francis P. Shelp), a son (Jacob F. Swartley) and three grandchildren; also two sisters (Mrs. Esther Frick of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Henry W. Gross of Doylestown) and two brothers (John F. and Abraham K. Funk of Elkhart, Ind.) One son, Oliver, died many years ago. She with her husband united with the Mennonite church a few years after their marriage. She was a patient sufferer and during the last several years of her life had many evidences of future hopes and blessedness. >From her daughter, who was with her almost constantly during her illness, we have the following: "Mother is gone to that place from whence she will never return, but our loss is her reward. I have the assurance that she has gone to her heavenly home. She spoke many comforting words to me and offered many prayers during the midnight watches, praying to her heavenly Father to take her home. At times a sweet smile lighted up her face when she would call our attention, raising her hands and telling us to look, saying, Oh, how beautiful!, She had many bright visions like these during the last few weeks that she lived." She was buried at the Line Lexington Mennonite burying-ground. Services were conducted at the home by A. H. Hiestand and at the M. H. by J. G. Ruth and H. B. Rosenberger. Peace to her ashes.

[NI14138] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 304D:
David K. Bergey, 36, farmer; Amanda, wife, 29; Annie, dau, 10; Laura, dau, 8; Lizzie, dau, 7; Monroe, son, 6; Wilson, son, 5; Mary, dau, 4; Frank, son, 2; Horace, son, 6M

[NI14157] Herald of Truth - July 1872, p. 111 Obituaries:
On the 8th of May, in Bucks co., Pa., Amanda, daughter of Jacob M. and Susanne Leatherman, aged 26 yrs., 4 mos., and 22 days. Buried at the old Deep Run Meeting-house. Sermon by _______ Godschalk, at the house, and Isaac Moyer at the meeting-house, from 2 Cor. 4: 17.

Also in the Herald of Truth - August 1872, p. 127 Obituaries:
On the 8th of May, in Bucks Co., Pa., AMANDA, wife of Mahlon MYERS, aged 26 years, and 5 months. Funeral discourse by Samuel Godshalk and Isaac Myers.

[NI14168] 1900 census, living with brother David in Grant Co OR.

[NI14170] Herald of Truth - Sept. 1, 1901, p. 271:
KRATZ - Sarah Kratz, wife of late Abraham Krazt (nee) Swartley was born Sept. 28th, 1818, and departed this life on the 7th day of July, 1901. Aged 82 years, 9 months and 9 days. Her husband and three sons and only daughter preceded her to eternity. Three sons survive.

[NI14172] Gospel Herald - Aug. 22, 1918, pp 375-376:
Funk.-Abraham Kratz Funk, son of Jacob and Susanna (Fretz) Funk, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Jan. 20, 1840. After growing to manhood on his father's farm, he began to teach in the public schools of Bucks Co.
After five years of teaching, he went to Chicago in the spring of 1863 and engaged in the lumber business. Five years later he came to Elkhart, Ind., and entered into partnership with his brother, under the firm name of John F. Funk and Brother, as publishers and booksellers. In 1875 he became one of the principal stockholders of the Mennonite Publishing Company, which was then organized, and became its secretary and treasurer.
On March 11, 1872, he married Annie M. Landis of Bucks Co., Pa. To this union were born three daughters (Miss Maude Funk, Mrs. Wilbur A. Gray, and Mrs. Earnest Kohler). His wife died April 22, 1906. Besides the daughters and the above mentioned brother, he is survived by two sisters (Mrs. Esther Frick, and Mrs. Henry W. Gross) and two grandchildren.
Although failing in health for a considerable time, he continued to fill his place as secretary of the Mennonite Publishing Co., until about two weeks before his death, when he was overcome on his way to his home by the excessively hot weather prevailing at that time. He sank rapidly, and passed away at 9 o'clock, Sunday evening, Aug. 4, 1918, aged 78 y. 6 m. 15 d. Funeral services were conducted at his late residence by Campbell McKay of the Presbyterian Church, and William Weaver of the Mennonite Church. Interment in Grace Lawn.
Bro. Funk was a man of quiet and kindly disposition which won for him the regard and affection of all who knew him. He was always deeply interested in moral and material welfare of Elkhart, and especially so in church and Sunday school work. He was a faithful and devoted member of the Mennonite Church, with which he identified himself in 1865 or 1866, in Grundy Co., Ill. He was a resident of Elkhart for fifty years, and through all these years an active worker in the business of the Mennonite Publishing Company.

[NI14175] 2/ 23/2001: I had her as the daughter of Anna Bergey and Isaac Hunsberger, but Bergey p. 348 says their daughter was Eliza B. Bergey who married Jacob L. Detweiler.

[NI14176] 1900 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (West) (roll 1443), p. 214a:
Mahlon Slotter, born May 1876, age 24, md. 5 yrs; Ida, wife, born Sep 1875, age 25, 3 children, 3 living; Wilmer, son, born Dec 1895, age 4; Pherus, son, born Oct 1896, age 3; Melvin, son, born Feb 1899, age 1; Alvin Hunsicker, boarder, born Dec 1878, age 21

[NI14178] Herald of Truth - July 1, 1889, pp 206-207:
GROSS. - On the 30th of May, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Sarah, wife of A. C. Gross, and daughter of Pre. Samuel Godshalk, aged 47 years, 8 months and 30 days. Buried at Deep Run Meeting house on the 2d, of June. Services by J. Walter and Isaac Rickert.

Sarah, thou art to us most dear,
Filled with love and Godly fear;
Thy smiling face and loving form,
Heart and soul so oft did charm.

We oft feel sad to think of thee-
Help, for help to Jesus flee,
The consolations of thy word,
Joy and peace to us afford.

We mourn, but trust in Jesus, name
Weep - we weep but trust him still;
When he in majesty appears,
Then he shall wipe away our tears.

[NI14179] Herald of Truth ­ Feb. 1, 1893, pp 53-55:
OBITUARY - Anna, wife of William Gross and daughter of Pre. Samuel Godshalk died on the 19th of Nov. 1892, aged 13 days less than 50 years. She was buried on the 23d at the Doylestown Mennonite burying ground, where a large congregation had assembled to show to her the last tribute of love and respect. She was a consistent member of the church, and her seat during the public service was seldom vacant. She was a dutiful daughter, and a kind and affectionate mother. Our loss is her great gain. She sleeps in Jesus. We say in the language of Paul: For me to live is Christ; for me to die is gain. God doeth all things well. Three hours before she died her father bade her farewell with the precious hopes of meeting her again on that peaceful happy shore, where parting is never known. And this was also her earnest desire.
Anna my daughter is no more, her toils and trials are o'er,
Jesus he called and she obey'd, and in the grave was laid.
Although we feel sad and do mourn, Jesus will her adorn,
With the white robe of righteousness, with heavenly jewels bless. --S.G.

[NI14180] Herald of Truth - Feb. 1, 1894, pp 46-47:
DETWEILER.-On the 9th of January 1894, in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., of cancer, Catharine Detweiler, daughter of Pre. Samuel Godshalk, aged 49 years, 9 months, 29 days. Buried on the 12th at Deep Run, where many friends met to sympathize with the mourners. She leaves her bereaved husband and seven children to mourn their loss.

Thy helping hand we have no more,
Nor see they pleasant, smiling face,
Thy toil and sufferings now are o'er,-
Thou hast in heaven a dwelling place.

[NI14184] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 257.

[NI14198] Gospel Herald - Sept. 8, 1921 p. 463 Obituaries:
Hockman.-Christian M. Hockman was born Sept. 29, 1843; died Aug. 2, 1921; aged 77 y. 10 m. 3 d. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons, and 2 daughters. He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Blooming Glen. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bros. Peter Loux and W. R. Moyer, and at the Church by Bros. Frank Swartz, Jacob Rush and Enos Wismer. Text, Rom. 8:18.
Father's gone, his chair is vacant,
And his face we see no more;
He has gone to dwell in heaven,
All his sorrows now are o'er.

[NI14203] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81A, taken June 8:
Charles Godshall, 48, farmer; wife Annie, 48; dau Susan, 21; son Charles, 14; son Samuel, 11; son Henry, 7

[NI14206] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Milford Twp (roll 759)

[NI14210] Herald of Truth - Nov. 15, 1895, pp 350-351:
GODSHALL. ­ On the 30th of September, 1895, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis, Sister Elizabeth Godshall, aged 75 years, 4 months and 13 days. Buried on the 6th of October in the Franconia graveyard. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer, Abel Horning and M. R. Moyer. Text, 1 Cor. 5: 8. The deceased was a faithful and beloved member of the church and bore her sufferings with much patience. We believe our loss is her eternal gain.

[NI14211] Gospel Herald - Feb. 18, 1926, pp 974-975:
Godshall-John B. Godshall died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Jan. 4, 1926; aged 73 y. 3 m. 24 d. He is survived by his companion, Eliza (nee Schneck), one brother, and two sisters, (Allen B., Susan Rosenberger, and Aquilla, wife of Henry Freed). Two brothers and one sister preceded him. Funeral services were held at the Home Jan. 9, by Bro. Jacob Moyer, with further services at the Souderton Mennonite Church (of which he was a member), conducted by Bro. Elmer Moyer. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Text Rev. 2:10, first and last clause.

[NI14215] Gospel Herald - May 1, 1924, pp 94-95:
Sell. - Emmeline R. (Godshall) Sell was born in Bucks Co., Pa.; died of Bright's disease and complications at the home of her son in-law in Souderton, Pa., April 3, 1924; aged 75 y. 3 m. 29 d. She was married to Henry B. Sell Nov. 30, 1867, who passed to his reward fifteen years ago. This union was blessed with five sons and one daughter, all surviving but one son. There also survive 27 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two brothers, and two sisters. One brother departed quite suddenly on Feb. 22, when she was already sorely afflicted. For thirteen weeks she suffered continually, not being able to lie in bed or move without support. Her granddaughter, a trained nurse, and children were in constant attendance to ease her as much as possible. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and ever tried to live a true and consistent life. Her deeds of mercy and kindness will long be remembered by neighbors, friends and strangers as well as the immediate family. Funeral services were held at Souderton Mennonite Church April 9, conducted by Brethren Jacob and Elmer B. Moyer. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

[NI14218] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81A, taken June 8:
Benjamin Frederick, 25, farmer; wife Susan, 24; son Alley, 6; dau Lizzie, 2; Kate Frederick, mother-in-law [mother], 59

[NI14252] Gospel Herald - June 23, 1910, pp 191-192:
Hendricks.--Bro. Jacob Hendricks died at the residence of his son-in-law, Benjamin Krupp, near Souderton, Pa., after a short illness of Bright's disease; aged 83 y. 4 m. 7 d. Deceased is survived by 2 daughters and 1 son. His wife, 4 daughters and 1 son preceded him to the spirit world. The funeral was held on Whit Monday, May 16, 1910. Services and interment were held at the Towamencin M. H. Bros. Christian Allebach and Jacob C. Clemens officiated.

Gospel Herald - June 30, 1910, pp 207-208:
Hendricks.--Jacob M. Hendricks, who resided with his son-in-law, Benj. N. Krupp, west of Souderton, Pa., died Wednesday, June 15, after a week's illness of Bright's disease and other ailments. Aged 83 y. 4 m. 11 d. He is survived by one son and two daughters. His wife died about 11 years ago. Five children also preceded him. Funeral services were held on Monday by Jonas Mininger and M. R. Moyer at the house and Christ Allebach and Jacob Clemens at the Meeting House.

[NI14261] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 1158, p. 69D:
Isaac Cassel, 33, butcher; wife Annie, 20; Alma Cassel, 1; William Emsley Jr., 16, farm help

[NI14270] 1850 PA census for Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p 196 -
70 / 84 - Abraham Rinewalt, 42, Farmer; Barbara Rinewalt, 60, Abraham Springer, 20, Farmer, Catharine Winters, 13
/ 85 - John Springer, 55, Painter; Mary Springer, 40

[NI14284] Herald of Truth - Feb. 1, 1888, pp 44-45:
RITTENHOUSE. - On the 11th of January, in Montgomery county, Pa., Mary Rittenhouse, maiden name Kropp, widow of Saumuel Rittenhouse, aged 83 years, 1 month and 25 days. She was the mother of seven children. Her husband preceded her to the grave over five years.

[NI14314] Gospel Herald - March 5, 1974, p. 214:
Kratz, Abram B., son of Ulysses K. and Susanna (Bergey) Kratz, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Apr. 12, 1900; died of a heart attack at his home at Souderton, Pa., Feb. 6, 1974; aged 73 y. 9 m. 25 d. In 1923 he was married to Martha Kratz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Grace-Mrs. Vernon S. Clemmer, and Betty K.-Mrs. Robert E. Poinsett), 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mary Kratz, Mrs. Webster Benner, and Mrs. Martha Berndt), and 2 brothers (Samuel B. and Henry B.). He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 11, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler; interment in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI14326] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (roll 759) p. 180 - also listed: Saseman Fulmer, age 17; Catharine, age 12; Eve Eckert, age 76 (Caroline's mother).

[NI14336] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (roll 759) p. 181 - his mother Mary, age 63, is listed in this household.

[NI14356] He went west prospecting and traveled through most of the western states and British Columbia. (Oberholtzer/Loomis p. 204)

[NI14357] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 217:
Christian S. Laux, 59, inn keeper, Magdelane, 56, Eli, 31, carpenter, Ephraim, 24, carpenter, Barbara, 21; Samuel Wisler, 40; Samuel Snyder, 40, laborer.

[NI14359] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800)

[NI14361] 1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Hatfield Twp, roll 1143, P.O.: Line Lexington, p. 238, taken June 14, 1860:
Enos Keller, 24, farmer; Elizabeth, 22; Emma, 1

[NI14362] I'm guessing that the Mary Magdalena is Mary Freed, who married John Eckhard Mar 1, 1827.

[NI14388] Hilltown Twp in the 1880 census.

Early Immigrants book p. 445 says Jesse was son of John b 1787 (John's father - Leonard Eckert).

[NI14398] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 266 - Sophia Bechtel, age 29, is listed in the household of Abraham Clymer, age 26. Also listed in this household: Hannah Detwiler, age 50; Sarah Detwiler, age 18; Mary Detwiler, age 19. Not sure what relationship these share.

[NI14399] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Hatfield Twp (roll 800) p. 213:
Martin Bechtel, 53, farmer, Suffia, 45, Margaret A., 19, Nancy, 11, Hannah, 9, Catharine, 7

[NI14421] I'm guessing that this is Sophia Wenhold. There is a Sophia Winhold, age 18, in the household of Henry & Esther Hartzell, 1850 Rockhill Twp census, p. 171. So she was born about 1832.

[NI14433] There's a will record at the Berks County Courthouse: George Adam Weidner of the Eastern District wrote his will Sept. 4, 1780. He mentions 7 sons and 5 daughters (that's what I wrote down, so I'm not sure if he mentioned them each by name), a grandson George Weidner, daughter Regina (already died), son-in-law Benedict Moyer, son George, son John, brother Lazarus.

[NI14444] "Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County" by Morton Montgomery
After the death of (III) Jacob WEIDNER (eldest son of Tychicus) his widow Elizabeth, nee PRICE, remarried, her second husband being Peter WEIDNER, a younger brother of her first. Peter WEIDNER was born in 1774 and died in 1838, in his sixty-fifth year. His widow survived a number of years, dying July 4, 1857, in the eighty-eighth year of her age. He was a farmer, and owned a large tract of land in Pike Township, this county. To Peter and Elizabeth WEIDNER were born two children, viz.: John P. and Mary. The daughter, who was the youngest, m. Daniel WEIDNER, and they settled in Milton, PA, where they both died.

[NI14452] Heckler p 160 states "One (daughter was married) to a (???) Lapp, of Bucks County." No trace of this family has been found.

[NI14453] Heckler p. 160 states "One of the daughters (of John Ulrich Bergey) was married to a (???) Landis; they lived in Franconia." This family has not been traced.

[NI14473] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 25 - Christian Bergey, 62, farmer; Mary, 58, Catharine, 15; Barbara Bergey (Christian's sister), 74; Nathan Bergey, 12, William Shaffer, 1.

[NI14501] 1850 PA census roll 799 p. 28 - Lower Salford Twp. - Godshall Bergey, age 52, farmer; Catharine, age 52.

[NI14503] (Bergey Genealogy, pp 34-35) Rev. David Bergey had an early call to the ministry in the Mennonite Church. While a member of the Salford congregation he was placed in nomination for minister, to be chosen by lot. Before this could be consummated he withdrew from the congregation and united with the congregation at the Towamencin meeting. Here a second call to the ministry came to him and from what can be learned, it is supposed that it was for this reason that he soon withdrew and united with the congregation at Lower Skippack. Here he finally yielded to a third call at the age of 48 years, about the year 1853. A few years later he withdrew, and with a small group of adherents, joined the Schwenksville congregation. Later he organized his adherents into a separate congregation which he served at Skippack village in Montgomery County, and at Rockhill Mennonite Meetinghouse in Bucks County. "He served in the ministry for about 32 years. He was forceful in his delivery. At times his utterances were fraught with eloquence. He was a sincere preacher and what he felt as a conviction was proclaimed fearlessly. His volume of study was one book, a German Bible, a precious heritage, a translation of Martin Luther, printed at Nuremberg, Germany, 1788. He was ordained a bishop in 1858.

[NI14519] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 14, taken Oct. 7:
Jacob H. Bergey, 50, farmer; Elizabeth, 44; John, 16, laborer; Ann, 16

Jacob is indexed as Jacob G. Bergey (the Hs and Gs look a lot alike in this writing). His brother Samuel Bergey is also on this page.

[NI14524] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 10 - next to his wife's brother Jacob Gottshall.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 79B, taken June 5:
Henry Bergey, 73, Gentleman; wife Barbara, 70; son Herny, 31

[NI14527] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 12.

Herald of Truth ­ May 1, 1898 ­ p. 141 Obituaries:
BERGEY.-On the 2d of April, 1898, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption and the infirmities of old age, Bro. Joseph Bergey, aged 80 years, 1 month and 10 days. His wife died 38 years ago. His remains were laid to rest on the 7th in the Franconia graveyard. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer and M. R. Moyer. Text, John 16:33.

[NI14533] Herald of Truth, August 1, 1883, p. 237 Obituaries:
KOLB - On the 8th of July, near Skippack Montgomery Co., Pa., of old age and weakness, Mollie Kolb, widow of Isaac Kolb deceased, aged 82 years. Buried at the Mennonite church at Skippack.

[NI14534] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 48b, taken Sept. 23:
Isaac Kolb, 53, farmer; Mary Kolb, 49; Hannah, 27; Catherine, 18; Ann, 15; Sarah, 12; Isaac, 9; Abraham, 7

[NI14536] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Rockhill Twp (roll 759) p. 168a - John Swartzlander, 44, farmer; Sarah, 47; Elizabeth, 16; Jonas Freed, 11; Philip Barnd, 59, basket maker.

[NI14542] Listed in the household of Jesse Gerhart, age 30 - 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 9.

[NI14546] I had Annie Keller, but there is a marriage record for Henry Gerhard and Rebekah Keller. I'm guessing that this is the right Henry.

[NI14558] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 25 - Aaron Bergey, 36, carpenter; Leah-ann, 37, Michael, 11, Daniel, 10, Elizabeth, 7, Mary, 6, Susanna, 4, Henry, 2/12. Listed after Aaron's parents, Christian & Mary Bergey, and his sister Margaret married to William Young.

[NI14561] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 10.

1860 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamensing Twp, roll 1145, PO: Kulpsville, p. 521, taken June 23, 1860:
Henry G. Bergey, 47, shoemaker; Susannah, 47; Catharine, 16; Phebe, 14; Elizabeth, 12; Mary, 10; Levi, 8; Susannah, 6; Annah, 4; Sarah, 2

Herald of Truth - April 15, 1883 Obituaries:
BERGEY.-March 10th, in Montgomery Co., Pa., Henry Bergey, aged 70 years, 1 month and 22 days. Buried at Franconia Meeting-house.

[NI14564] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p 3 - Daniel Bergey, 35, Mason; Mary 32, Catharine 4, Ann 2, Gian (?) 7/12; Herman Busley(?) 25, Saddler.

[NI14567] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 304D:
Henry Garges, 67, farmer; Philipina Garges, sister, 80; Mary Herbst, other, 21, servant; John A. Herbst, other, 1

[NI14571] Immediately after their marriage Christian Haldeman and wife moved to Virginia and took up a tract of about 200 acres of land. When the Civil War started they moved to Missouri, where they met with misfortune, losing everything by fire on two occasions. (Bergey p. 60)

[NI14573] Herald of Truth - May 1, 1883, pp 140-141:
HALTEMAN.-On the 21st of March, in Juniata county, Pa., of heart disease, Abraham Halteman* son of Bishop, Abraham Halteman, (who departed this life about 17 years ago) aged 68 years, 8 months and 17 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church,* Brother Halteman leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. Buried at the brick church near Richfield. Service by William, Jacob and Thomas Graybill.
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

[NI14574] Herald of Truth - April 1881 pp 71-72 Obituaries:
Halteman.-Feb. 22d, at Cocolamus, Juniata Co., Pa., of a tumor in the body, Catharine Halteman, wife of Abraham Halteman, aged 63 years, 4 months and 10 days. Her maiden name was Stauffer. She, with her husband, moved from Chester Co., Pa., to this county. She was a kind and affectionate woman, beloved by all who knew her. When health permitted, her seat was seldom vacant in the house of God. She leaves a husband, two sons, and two daughters to mourn their loss. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Buried at the Brick Church, near Richfield. Services by William, Jacob, and Thomas Graybill, from John 5: 24, 25.

[NI14580] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Upper Salford Twp (roll 799) p. 320 - William Bergey, 34, farmer; Susanna, 29; Betsy, 1; Charles Shoemaker, 16, laborer; Mare Pannepacker, 15 (or 45?); Jacob Holterman, 6.

[NI14581] Herald of Truth - Feb. 1, 1901, pp 46-47:
BERGEY. - Susanna Bergey, widow of the late William Bergey, died on Monday morning, December 31, of pneumonia, at the home of her son-in-law, John T. Keyser, at Collegeville, aged 80 years, 5 months and 2 days. Deceased lived for many years in this neighborhood. Her maiden name was Pennypacker. She was the mother of two children. The day before she died she told those about her that she would depart during the coming night, and so it came to pass. The funeral was held Sunday and interment made at the Lower Salford Mennonite meetinghouse.

[NI14584] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 27 - age 26, tailor, listed in the household of John Freed, age 19, also a tailor.

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 202, taken July 23:
Cornelius Berge, 36, farmer; Leah Berge, 39; Debbe, 7; Mary, 5; Abraham Berge, 1; Susanna Clemmens, 10

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78D, taken June 4:
(62 / 75) Cornelius Bergey, 56, farmer; wife Leah, 59; Lizzie Kulp, 9, niece; Jonas Henry, 18, servant, laborer
(62 / 76) Reuben Gehman, 28, blacksmith; wife Mary, 25; dau Kate, 3; dau Annie, 3/12, born March

[NI14587] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co., Lower Salford Twp., roll 799 p. 30 - Jacob Bergey, age 23.

[NI14596] 1880 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp, roll 1106, p. 293A:
Abrm. Detwiler, 53, farmer; wife Mary, 52; Lilly B. Detwiler, niece, 9, born MI, father born PA, mother born MI; Abraham Harr, son-in-law, 23, farmer; Anna Harr, dau, 21; Harry Harr, grandson, 1/12
Previous household is Abraham's brother John.

[NI14607] Herald of Truth - August 1, 1897 - pp 238-239 Obituaries:
BERGEY - On June 22nd, 1897, near Danboro, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Magdalena, wife of Bro. Jacob Bergey, in the 80th year of her age. Sister Bergey was afflicted for quite a long time. About five years ago she fell down stairs, dislocating her shoulder and breaking several ribs, since which time she had to sit in a chair. She had also been paralyzed several times, but she bore her sufferings patiently and tried to resign herself to the Lord's will, yet she often longed to go home. Buried at Doylestown on the 26th. Services at the house by John Walters and John Hunsberger. Text, John 16:16. At the M.H. by Abram Meyers and Abram Hiestand. Text at M.H., Rev. 22:12.

[NI14608] Herald of Truth ­ February 15, 1895, pp 61-63 Obituaries:
MEYER. ­ On the 23d of Jan. 1895, of pleurisy and pneumonia, sister Amanda Meyer, wife of Christian Meyer of Plumsteadville, Bucks Co., Pa., aged 43 y., 1 m., 16 d. Buried on the 28th at Deep Run, followed by many sympathizing friends. A husband and two children are left to mourn their loss. Funeral services at the house by the writer and at the M. H. by H. Rosenberger and I. Rickert.

"Dearest sister, thou has left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal." -­SAMUEL GODSHALL.

(same volume, six obits further:)
MOYER. ­ On Jan. 23d, 1895, in Plumsteadville, Bucks Co., Pa., of pneumonia, sister Amanda Moyer, maiden name Garges, wife of Bro. Christian K. Moyer, aged 43 y., 1 m., 16 d. Buried at Deep Run on Monday Jan. 28th. Funeral services conducted at the house by Pre. Sam'l Godshalk in the English language; at the meeting house by Pre. Henry Rosenberger and Pre. Isaac Rickert. The 103 Psalm was selected by the deceased sister as her refuge while yet apparently in health. Her calling away was so sudden, she being sick but a few days, the bereaved husband wished this above Psalm read at her funeral occasion. Appropriate words were spoken by both ministers to console the many mourners who had assembled from far and near, to take the last look upon her earthly tabernacle; her spirit had gone hence. ­COR.

[NI14612] Herald of Truth - March 1876, pp 46-47, 60:
December 31st, 1875, in Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa., of Neuralgia, Bro. HENRY ALLABACH, aged 44 years, 11 months and 15 days. He took sick at half past 3 o'clock in the morning and died in a few hours. Buried on the 3rd of January at Perkesa. Services by A. Moyer, Isaac Overholt, and Abel Horning.

[NI14613] Gospel Herald - May 28, 1914, pp 143-144:
Allebach. - Hannah Allebach was born Mar. 29, 1835, in Bucks Co., Pa.; died April 17, 1914; aged 79 y. 18 d. She died at the home of her son-in-law, Irwin Clymer, Sellersville, Pa. She was bedfast for over 11 weeks. Her sickness being shaking palsy, which she endured so patiently. She had been a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She had a great desire to leave this world, saying that this world had nothing left for her. She quoted so many words of Scriptures and hymn-books, which should not be forgotten by her children. She leaves 2 sons and 5 daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Jacob Clemens at the house and by Bros. William Landis and Henry Rosenberger at the Blooming Glen Church. Text. Rev. 14:13
"Lonely the house and sad the hours,
Since our dear mother has gone,
But oh, a brighter home than ours,
We hope in heaven is now her own."

[NI14615] Gospel Herald - Dec. 28, 1911, p. 627:
Delp. - Sister Susan, widow of the late George Delp, died at the home of her daughter at Souderton, Pa., Nov. 17, 1911, after a few days' illness from paralysis. She was aged 78 years. She is survived by a son and a daughter, and also by 3 brothers. She was the daughter of the late Pre. John Allebach and a sister of Pre. Christian Allebach, of Kulpsville, Pa. Services were conducted Nov. 23, by Pre. Abram Clemmer in the Franconia M. H. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI14620] Gospel Herald - Aug. 23, 1923 Obituaries:
ALLEBACH - Joseph B. Allebach was born near Sellersville, Pa., June 9, 1844. Sept. 30, 1865 he was married to Vrey S. Gulick who preceded him to the heavenly home Dec. 27, 1915. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. One daughter died in infancy. He died at the home of his son, Wilson, near Sellersville, Pa., April 24, 1923; aged 78y. 10m. 15d. He was the youngest son of Pre. John S. and Elizabeth (Bergey) Allebach. In early life he accepted Christ as his Savior, and for many years held the responsible office as deacon of the Rockhill Mennonite Church. He is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters (John, Wilson, Merari, Mrs. Samuel K. Alderfer, Mrs. Howard B. Yoder). Funeral services were conducted at the house by William Landis and at the Rockhill Mennonite Church by A.O. Histand and Jacob A. Clemmens. Text, Psa. 27:4. Interment in adjoining cemetery. --A grandson.

[NI14621] Gospel Herald - Jan. 13, 1916 p. 687 Obituaries:
Allebach. - Vrey S. Allebach (nee Gulick) wife of Bro. Joseph B. Allebach of near Sellersville, Pa., was born at Kulpsville, Pa., July 17 1846; died Dec. 27, 1915; aged 69 y. 5 m. 10 d. She was married to Joseph B. Allebach Sept. 30, 1865. Lived in matrimony Sept. 50 y. 2 m. 27 d. To this union were born 7 children of whom 5 survive. She leaves husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 3 brothers, and 1 sister to mourn her departure. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church, in which her husband has been serving as deacon for almost the last 40 years, and remained faithful to the end. She bore her affliction and suffering patiently. She had been bedfast but for a week with diabetes, and complication of diseases. On Christmas several of her grandchildren visited her and sang for her, which was her desire. They bade her farewell for the last time. She admonished them not to forget their Savior. She was a good wife, mother, and grandmother. Funeral Jan. 1. Services at the home by Bros. Aaron Freed and William M. Landis, continued at the Rockhill Church near Telford,. Pa., and interment in the nearby cemetery. Services at the church by Bros. A. O. Histand, Jos. G. Ruth, and Enos B. Wismer. Text, Jno. 5:24. --A Grandchild.

[NI14623] Gospel Herald - Aug. 23, 1928, pp 446-447:
Bergey. - Sarah S., widow of the late Enos G. Bergey, was born Nov. 15, 1848; died July 1, 1928, at the her home at Souderton, Pa.; aged 79 y. 7 m. 16 d. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters (Mrs. John Wagner, Joseph, Lizzie, and John at home). One daughter died in infancy. Her husband passed away Oct. 29, 1927, and since that time her desire was to go home too. Funeral services were conducted July 5 at her late residence and continued at Souderton Mennonite meetinghouse by brethren Elmer Moyer, Jacob Moyer, and Menno Souder. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment at Franconia Mennonite burial grounds.

[NI14633] 1880 PA census - Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp, roll 1106, p. 294C:
Joseph Detwiler, 32, farmer; wife Sarah, 29; dau Ida, 10; dau Sallie, 8; son Henry, 6; son Isaac, 4; dau Katie, 2; dau Rachel, 4/12; Peter Homoyer [may have been transcribed incorrectly - look on genealogy.com], other, 20, servant driver; Harvey Ziegler, other, 21, servant laborer; Lizzie Stover, other, 20, servant

[NI14635] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 203, taken July 24:
Abraham Berge, 30 master shoemaker; Elizabeth Berge, 28; Catharine, 2; Elizabeth, 5/12; David H. Scholl, 18, shoemaker's appren.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 80C, taken June 7:
(75 / 95 ) Abraham Bergey, 50, farmer; wife Elizabeth, 45; dau Elizabeth, 16; son Henry, 15; dau Amelia, 9; son Jonas, 7; son Abraham, 3
(75 / 96) Catharine Barndt, 75, mother-in-law, Lady

[NI14642] Herald of Truth - May 15, 1901, pp 158-159:
GODSHALL - On the 26th of March, 1901, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., Sister Hanna Godshall, aged 70 years, 7 months and 4 days. She was buried at Franconia M.H., on the 31st, on which occasion services were conducted by Bish. Josiah Clemmer, at the house and Michael R. Moyer, at the M.H. H.C.K.

[NI14643] Herald of Truth - Nov. 15, 1900, pp 349-350:
GODSHALL. - On the 24th of Oct., 1900, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy. Isaac Godshall, aged 70 years, 9 months, 25 days. All of his children preceded him in death. He is survived by a widow, two brothers and two sisters. Buried on the 28th at Franconia.

Not sure if this obituary is for this Isaac. There is another Isaac C. Godshall in the same area, married to Anna Delp. Anna died in 1889; the above Isaac left a widow, so I am putting this obituary here until further confirmation.

[NI14646] Gospel Herald - Aug. 31, 1982, p. 598:
Landes.- Jacob H., son of Elias and Elizabeth (Hagey) Landes, was born in Salford Twp., Pa., Apr. 19, 1898; died of a heart attack at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., July 27, 1982; aged 84 y. On Sept. 27, 1919, he was married to Ella Mae D. Swartley, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Loretta-Mrs. Ray P. Landes), 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mattie-Mrs. Dayton L. Landis and Mrs. Alice H. Heavener), and 2 brothers (Howard and Cyrus). He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church where funeral services were held July 31, in charge of Earl Anders and Floyd Hackman; interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI14648] Conflict: There is also an Elizabeth Musselman dau. of Hannah Bachman and Samuel Musselman - not clear which one married Samuel Landis. (Or did they both marry a Samuel Landis?)

[NI14662] Herald of Truth, August 1, 1883, p. 237 Obituaries:
BERGE. - On the 28th of June, in Norristown, Montgomery Co., Pa., of old age and weakness, Abraham Berge, aged 76 years, 10 months and 4 days. His burial took place on the 3rd of July at the Mennonite Church in Worchester Township. Services were held at the house by Christian B. Allebach, and at the meeting-house by John B. Hunsberry and J B Mensch.

[NI14665] Herald of Truth - June 1865, p. 48:
On the 4th of April, in. Skippack Township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, John Bower, aged 60 years, 5 mo., and 24 days. He was buried on the following Friday at the Skippack Men. Meeting-house, where the brethren H. G. Johnson and John Latschar, preached at the house, and Henry Nice and John Bechtel at the Meeting-house. Text, "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith the Lord" (Isaiah 40: 1).

[NI14679] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 8 - listed in the household of his uncle, Samuel Freed, age 33.

[NI14683] Herald of Truth - April 4, 1907, p. 135:
Friedt- Mary Friedt, daughter of Joseph and Mary Friedt, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 16, 1840. In 1852 she went with her parents to Medina, Co., Ohio, where she lived until her death, Mar. 14, 1907, aged 66 y., 4 m., 28 d. She suffered from sciatic rheumatism which affected her heart. She was a member of the Mennonite church for about thirty-five years. Four brothers and three sisters survive her. Three brothers and two sisters were present at the funeral. Funeral services were held at the Guilford, M. H. Mar. 17, conducted by Isaac Good in German and Edward Coppes in the English language, from 2 Cor. 5:1-3.

[NI14684] In the household of Daniel Gerhart, age 29 - 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 9.

[NI14696] Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1899 p. 30 Obituaries:
MUMMA. - Martin Mumma of Clinton Station, Pa., was born on the 14th of January, 1841, and died after a lingering illness on the 23rd of December 1898, aged 57 years, 11 months and 9 days. He was married in 1869 to Elizabeth Burger of Juniata Co., who died in 1872 leaving him with two children. In 1878 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John D. Ebersole of Lancaster Co. To this union were born one son and two daughters, who are still at home. He also leaves two sisters. Bro. Mumma was a member of the Mennonite Church and was highly esteemed in the community. The remains were laid to rest on the 27th at Shope's meeting house. The funeral was one of the largest held in Lower Swatara Twp., for some time. John Erb, Joseph Nissley, Henry Shope and Jacob Herr officiated. Text, Luke 20:36,37. Peace to his ashes.

In this lone hour of deep distress,
When heavy sorrows round me press,
Encouraged by Thy gracious word
I trust Thee as the widow's God.

Martin lies in death's embrace,
The grave is now his resting place;
0, as I pass beneath Thy rod
Reveal Thyself the widow's God.

Assuage my grief, remove my fears,
Suppress my murm'ring, dry my tears,
Help me to own Thee as my Lord,
And bless Thee as the widow's God.

Be Thou my counsellor and stay,
Protect by night and guide by day;
Then, as I travel life's rough road
I'll praise Thee as the widow's God. --A FRIEND.

[NI14703] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 309B:
Henry B. Bergey, 30, laborer; wife Lizzie, 32; son Henry A., 6; son Wilmer; 3; son Romanus, 7M

[NI14704] Herald of Truth - May 1871, pp 78-79 Obituaries:
Mumma. - On the 22nd of March, in Cumberland county, Pa., LIZZIE MUMMA, aged 21 years, 6 months and 24 days. She was a daughter of Enos and Nancy Bergy. Four days previous to her death she was baptized, and received into the church. She leaves a husband and two children. Upon being asked in regard to her departure she said "I would rather die than stay here." Shortly before she died she said, I see the river, and on either side of the river is the "tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yields her fruit every month, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." Funeral discourses were delivered at the house by Geo. Rupp and S. Zimmerman from Mark 13; 26, 17. Her remains were brought to the home of her parents in Lost Creek Valley, Juniata county. On the 25th her remains were consigned to the Lost Creek burying ground. Funeral discourses were delivered by Jacob Graybill and Wm. Graybill. from I Pet. 1:24, 25.

[NI14707] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 304D:
Abraham B. Garges, 30, blacksmith; Mary, wife, 25; Lizzie, dau, 5; Henry, son, 3; Anthony Kohler, other, 37, farm laborer, born Baden; Harry Force, other, 20, blacksmith; Malinda, Ziegler, other, 18, servant

[NI14712] Herald of Truth - March 21, 1907, pp 119-120:
Landis.-On March 6, 1907, in Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Bro. Abraham R. Landis, aged 66 Y., 5 M., 16 D. He was buried at the Salford Mennonite burying-ground. He is survived by his widow and three
children.

[NI14718] Herald of Truth ­ May 15, 1893, pp 166-167 Obituaries:
HAGEY - On the 19th of April, 1893, near Preston, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., of infirmities of old age, Deacon Jacob Hagey. Buried on the 22d at Hagey's meeting-house where relatives and friends met to pay the last tribute of respect. His age was 85 years, 2 months and 26 days. Funeral services by J.B.. Gingrich at the house and Moses Bowman at the meeting-house, from 2 Cor. 4:17, 18 and 5:1. Bro. Hagey was ordained to the office of deacon on the 2d of December, 1832.

[NI14720] 1822, PA to Canada.

[NI14724] Herald of Truth - October 1, 1897 - pp 301-302 Obituaries:
HAGEY - Isaac Hagey was born Mar. 20, 1820, in Montgomery Co., Pa. Died August 6, 1897 in Chicopee, Ont., aged 77 years, 4 months and 16 days. Was married to Nancy Gingrich in 1841, who, with five children, survives him, four having preceded their father to the spirit world. Services at Hagey's meeting house where J.B. Gingrich spoke from John 5:28, 29. J.B. GINGRICH

[NI14736] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 35a - Michael Hallman, 39, farmer; Ann Hallman, 33; Jacob, 7; James, 6; Maryann, 4; Ann, 3/12; Daniel Reiff, 15; Henry Pannebecker, 91.

[NI14738] Note from James H. Wright database: Adam Hallman moved from Old Point Comfort, Virginia, about 1797 to Shavers Creek, Penn.

[NI14754] Either Abraham's birth date of December 1799 (Emigrants vol. 3, Kratz Family) or his sister Mary's birth date of June 1799 (given in Skippack Deaths, HSMC Bulletin) is incorrect, as there is not enough time between births.

1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 36 - Abraham Detwiler, 50, farmer; Mary, 43; John, 23, farmer; Lydia, 21; Jacob, 17, farmhand; John Kratz, 67, weber;

[NI14756] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 46b, taken Sept. 20:
Christian Detwiler, 48, farmer; Catherine Detwiler, 46; Samuel, 23, farmhand; Enos, 17; Catherine, 15; Isaah, 8; Christian, 6; Lydia, 5; Nathan Betts(?), 2?, blacksmith

[NI14762] Sarah and John Sitler had 13 children.

[NI14771] Herald of Truth - March 15, 1887 pp 94-95 Obituaries:
CLEMMER - On the 15th of February, near Breslau, Waterloo county, Ontario, of typhoid fever, Sister Lydia, wife of Abraham b. Clemmer, aged 61 years, 11 months and 14 days. She was buried on the 18th in Synder's grave-yard near Bloomingdale. Services by A. Martin and J. Woolner. Sister Clemmer was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was blessed with general good health throughout her life. She was ever ready to lend assistance to the sick and the needy and will be missed by a large circle of friends. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss. Bro. Clemmer, who has been sickly for some months, was unable to follow the remains of his beloved companion to their last resting place, notwithstanding that he is better than he had been for some time previous to her death.

[NI14777] They moved from Waterloo County, Ontario, to Kent County, Mich., in 1872.

[NI14783] Herald of Truth - July 1871, pp 110-111 Obituaries:
On the 20th of May, in Dumfries township, Waterloo county, Ont., John Bricker, aged 66 years, 2 months and 5 days. He was buried on the 23rd at Carlisle. Funeral discourses by Enoch Detweiler and John McNelly. His death occurred suddenly. His Son came home late at night with a team, and he was holding the horses by the head until his son would get a lamp, but before the Son had reached the house, the horses ran away, and he was found lying on the ground near the place where the horses started, and soon expired.

[NI14787] Herald of Truth - April 1, 1888, pp 108-109 Obituaries:
HALLMAN . - On the 13th of March, in Wilmot township, Waterloo Co., Ont., Bro. John Hallman, aged 75 years, 7 months and 12 days. Came from Pennsylvania with his parents in the year 1824; was married to Sarah Bergy in 1838; lived in matrimony 48 years; was the father of 18 children of whom 12 survive him. He was buried on the 15th at Latshaw's meeting-house where a large concourse of relatives and friends had assembled. Appropriate remarks were made by Moses Bowman and Noah Stauffer, from 2 Cor. 5:1 and Prov. 4:32.

[NI14788] Herald of Truth - August 15, 1899 - p. 254 Obituaries:
SHUH. - On the 15th of July, 1899, near Berlin, Waterloo county, Ont., Sister Leah Shuh, wife of the late Benjamin Shuh, in her 76th year. She leaves two sons and one daughter, all living on the old homestead, David working the farm. She was a sufferer for over five years and was "patient in affliction" without murmuring. She died of dropsy. Her life was given to the Saviour many years ago, and she has ever since been a sister in the Mennonite Church. It was the pleasure of the writer to visit her, and in our conversation she expressed her desire to be at rest. She was buried in the C. Eby cemetery, Berlin. Services were hold by Bro. Daniel Wismer In German, text, Phil. 1:21, and by Bro. E. S. Hallman in English. Text, Job 14:14,15.

[NI14847] Herald of Truth - Feb. 15, 1900 p. 62 Obituaries:
BEIDLER - On the 25th of January, 1900, at the family residence, 167 South Sangamon street, Chicago, Ill., of the infirmities of old age, Mary Ann Funk, widow of the late Jacob Beidler, aged 78 years, 3 months and 20 days. Mrs. Beidler was born in Bucks Co., Pa., on the 5th of October, 1821. On the 23rd of April 1844 she was united in marriage with Jacob Beidler of the same locality, but who for about two years previous to their marriage had resided in Springfield, Ill. In the fall of 1844, they moved from Springfield to Chicago, making the trip with teams, through an unbroken, and in many places as almost impassable prairie, a distance of about 150 miles. Her experiences in the new city of the lake, with those of her husband, would make a volume of deep and practical interest to the present generation. Through trials and self-denials, patiently and quietly she lived the life God had appointed to her, and God blessed her in it, until surrounded by the abundant comforts of this life, and a family of four sons and one daughter, who did all that love and kindness could suggest to make her last days peaceful and happy, she calmly fell asleep, and went to her rest, as we trust, in the house of many mansions, where all tears are wiped away, where there is no more pain, nor sorrow, nor death, and where every redeemed soul with the poet may sing:

"There I shall bathe my weary soul,
In seas of everlasting rest,
And not a wave of trouble roll
Across my peaceful breast."

She was in the true sense of the word a model wife and mother, a true help-meet to her husband, careful and economical house wife, a keeper at home, and manifested a rare spirit of patience, kindness and forbearance. She was the mother of nine children. Two died in infancy; the dead body of John was found in the lake nineteen years ago, how he came to his death is a mystery which probably eternity alone will reveal. William died of paralysis in September 1897, and the husband and father of the family passed away six months later, to the day. The writer feels especial interest in the death of his oldest sister from the fact that for seven years of his life, as a young man in Chicago, he had his home with her. She was universally beloved and respected and in her death we mourn her as one whom we loved and cherished as a kind mother, a beloved sister and a dear friend. Peace to her ashes.

[NI14848] Herald of Truth ­ April 1, 1898 ­ pp 108-109
JACOB BEIDLER, one of the early settlers, and also one of the pioneer lumbermen of the city of Chicago, Illinois, died at his residence in that city on the morning of March 15th, 1898, in the eighty-third year of his age.
He was born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., in 1815. He grew up on his father's farm, enjoyed only limited educational advantages, learned the carpenter and cabinet making trade, and was early inured to hard work. His experiences while following his trade as a country carpenter were remarkable.
In 1842 he went to Springfield, Ill., and engaged in the mercantile business. After two years he sold out, married, and in August, of the same year, (1844) moved to Chicago, where he resided to the time of his death.
Mr. Beidler enjoyed a high degree of temporal prosperity. The Lord prospered him in all his ways. The saying of Solomon, Prov. 22:29, was, if indeed not literally, yet figuratively fully verified in the life of Jacob Beidler. While he was diligent and energetic, and applied himself closely to his business, no one could say that he was parsimonious or avaricious. What he had, came to him as from the open hand of the bountiful Giver of every good and perfect gift. He in many instances manifested a degree of benevolence and disinterested acquiescence to circumstances and fortune that was remarkable and highly commendable. One morning he came down to his office, and, as was his custom, took up the morning paper and began to read. While thus engaged his book-keeper came into the room and informed him of the fact that his lumber-mill at Muskegon, Michigan, had burned away the previous night [the loss being over $16000.00]. The news made so slight an impression on his mind that he only gave a brief commonplace reply and read on as if nothing had happened.
He accumulated a large fortune, but with a truly generous impulse in his soul he let others also share in his prosperity. Many young men were helped into business and started in life by his aid and direction. A number of business firms were established and prospered by the means supplied by the unselfish hand of Jacob Beidler.
He also gave generously to the poor and needy in different ways, and paid thousands upon thousands of dollars to churches and other benevolent purposes. Among many other liberal donations, he gave $5000.00 to the maintaining of a free bed in the Presbyterian Hospital of the city; $9000.00 to wipe out a church debt; $16666.00 to the building of a Y. M. C. A. building on the West side and $80000.00 for the endowment of a professorship and the building of a cottage in the Lake Forest University, at Lake Forest, Ill. In fact Jacob Beidler indirectly laid the foundation stone that gave to the Mennonite Church the church papers published at Elkhart, and the extensive publishing house now located here. To him surely belongs a share of the credit that the originators of this enterprise deserve, and the writer feels that in his death he has lost a friend to whom he owes in a large measure what he has of earthly goods, and what God permitted him to do for the good of the church and of mankind in this world. He was to him a friend indeed. In his house the writer, for seven years, found a pleasant home; under his instruction and direction he received his business training; to his kindness, with a number of others, he owes a part of his education. His wise management and opportune advice were of great value to the writer, and to them he owes many of the blessings of life, and now that he who gave them sleeps calmly in the grave, he feels that in this death he has lost a friend whose memory should be ever cherished and honored.
Hundreds can testify to his kindness and generosity. Faithful as a friend, true to every trust, a character above reproach, outspoken in his convictions, and unflinching in his defense of the right, he lived his life, and in a good old age, like a shock of corn fully ripened for the harvest, he was gathered to his fathers. God bless his memory.
On the 23rd of April, 1844, Mr. Beidler was married to Mary Ann Funk, also of Bucks County, Pa. To them were born eight children, five of whom, with the mother, survive him. He was sick about a week. Funeral services were held at the residence on Thursday the 17th, and were conducted by the Rev. Frank Talmage, of the Jefferson Park Presbyterian Church, assisted by Dr. Marquis of the McCormick Theological Seminary.

[NI14861] Herald of Truth, December 1, 1898, p. 365 Obituaries:
CLYMER.-Valentine K. Clymer departed this life Nov. 10, 1898, aged 79 years and 29 days. Buried Nov. 13th at Line Lexington. Bro. Clymer was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Services at the house were conducted by Uriah Weidener, a minister of the Reformed Church; text, Job 38:17; and by John Walter at the meeting house; text, Rev. 14:13. Peace to his ashes. A. E. WALTER.

[NI14875] Gospel Herald - Jan. 21, 1932 pp 926-927 Obituaries:
METZ--Anna B. Metz, widow of the late George H. Metz, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Swartley at Franconia, Pa., after being ill some time. Age, 86 y. 7 m. 29 d. She is survived by 6 children, 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Henry R. Landis and Abram Metz, of Mainland; Mrs. Henry Godshall and Herman Metz, of Harleysville; Mrs Swartley and Wilson Metz of Franconia. Two sisters also survive (Mrs. Malinda Godshall and Mrs. Deborah Orr). Funeral services were held on Tuesday from her late residence, with further services and interment at the Towamencin Mennonite church. Text, Isa. 59:1.

[NI14876] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 309A:
George Metz, 40, farmer; wife Ann, 35; dau Hannah, 13; son Wilson, 11; son Abraham, 5; son Harman, 2; Harman Metz, father, 82, gentleman

[NI14878] Gospel Herald - April 9, 1914, pp 30-32:
HENDRICKS. - Bro. Isaiah Hendricks of Kulpsville, Pa., died Mar. 15, 1914, of apoplexy; aged 65y. 11m. He received a stroke while attending the funeral of his grandson Wellington Hendricks, three days prior to his death since which time he had been unconscious. He was a carpenter by trade. For a number of years he conducted a farm in Lower Salford township. Deceased is survived by his second wife, nee Mary Alderfer, and 1 son, Isaac, of Lansdale, also 1 grandchild, Ida Oberholtzer. Interment at Towamencin Mennonite Church, Mar. 19. Services were conducted by Bros. C.B. Allebach and Isaac Kulp. Text, Psa. 118:23.

[NI14886] Need to confirm that Lizzie is daughter of Kate Markley & Jacob Young.

[NI14895] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 19, taken Aug. 25:
George Heckler, 43, farmer; Rosena, 33; Josiah, 9; Catharine, 8; Sarah, 5; Isaiah, 5; Jacob, 3; (cont. next page) William Heckler, 1/12; George Heckler, 81

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, roll 1158, p. 309B:
George D. Heckler, 72, farmer; wife Rosina, 63; son Josiah B., 37, jeweler; son Jacob B., 29, farm laborer; son William B., 28, farm laborer; Samuel Freed, son-in-law, 27, farm laborer; Mary A. Freed, dau, 27, servant; dau Sophia Heckler, 24, seamstress; dau Susan Heckler, 22, seamstress; son George B., 18, farm laborer; George H. Freed, grandson, 5; Alice Freed, granddau, 10M

[NI14905] Gospel Herald - Aug. 18, 1964, p. 727:
Landis, Lizzie Ann (Shoemaker), was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Aug. 24, 1877; died at the home of her daughter Ida - Mrs. Elmer Kratz, Elroy, Pa., July 28, 1964; aged 86 y. 11 m. 4 d. On Sept. 10, 1897, she was married to Isaiah M. Landis, who died in 1920. Surviving are 6 children (Elwood S., Jacob S., Isaiah S., Edith S. - Mrs. Howard F. Bergey, Amanda S. - Mrs. Titus M. Landis, and Ida S. - Mrs. Elmer Kratz), 24 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 2, in charge of Leroy Godshall and Curtis Bergey.

[NI14907] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, New Britain Twp (roll 758) p. 295 - who is Margaret Swartz, age 68, living with them?

[NI14911] Gospel Herald - March 13, 1962 pp 263-264 Obituaries:
Metz, Abram A., son of George and Anna (Alderfer) Metz, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., March 1, 1875; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Jan. 29, 1962; aged 86 y. 10 m. 28 d. He lived with his son, Abram G. Metz, of Bergey, Pa. His wife, Flora Bergey Metz, and 3 children preceded him in death. Surviving are one daughter and 4 sons (Mamie G. Metz, Abram G., Henry G., Hermon G., and Walton G.), one brother (Hermond A.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Godshall and Mrs. Annie Swartley). Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church, Kulpsville, Pa., Feb. 3, in charge of Ellis Mack.

[NI14912] Gospel Herald - Feb. 14, 1956, pp 165-167:
Metz, Flora B., daughter of the late Jacob and Maria (Bergey) Godshall, wife of Abram A. Metz, died Jan. 7, 1956, at her home near Mainland, Pa. She was born near Lederach, and resided near Mainland most of her life. She was a faithful member of Towamencin Mennonite Church, being active in the sewing circle and among the needy in her community. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter (Mamie-Mrs. Willard Beidler, Telford), 4 sons (Abram G., Bergey; Walton, Millville; Henry and Herman, both near Mainland), 17 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters (Clair and Walter, both of Telford; Harvey, Bethlehem; Mrs. Mamie Johnson, Collegeville; Mrs. Fred Weaver and Mrs. Sadie Fretz, both of Perkasie, Pa.). Funeral services were held on Jan. 11 at the Towamencin Church conducted by Ellis Mack and Elias Kulp.

[NI14914] Gospel Herald - June 18, 1963, pp 534-536:
Metz, Annie Bergey, daughter of Ruben and Mary (Bergey) Gehman, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., March 5, 1880; died at Harleysville, Pa., May 7, 1963; aged 83 y. 2 m. 2 d. In 1899 she was married to Herman A. Metz, who survives. Also surviving are one son (George) and 2 foster children (Allen Godshall and Mrs. Anna Kulp). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Towamencin Church, where funeral services were held May 12, in charge of Ellis Mack and Harold Fly.

[NI14915] Gospel Herald - April 5, 1977, p. 294:
Godshall.- Lizzie A., (nee Metz), was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., July 14, 1880; died at Hatfield, Pa., Mar. 3, 1977; aged 96 y. She was married to Henry S. Godshall, who died in 1918. Surviving are 5 children (Wilmer M., Anna Grieser, Lewis M., Allen M., and Lizzie Landis), 12 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Towamencin Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 7, in charge of Harold Fly and Ellis Mack; interment in the Towamencin Cemetery.

[NI14917] Gospel Herald - June 1, 1971, pp 507-508:
Swartley, Annie A., daughter of George and Annie (Alderfer) Metz, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 20, 1883; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., May 11, 1971; aged 88 y. 2 m. 21 d. She was married to Henry R. Swartley, who preceded her in death in 1945. Surviving are one foster son (Chester Clapper), one brother (Herman A. Metz), and one sister (Mrs. Lizzie A. Godshall). She was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 14, in charge of Marvin Anders, Leroy Godshall, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey; interment in the church cemetery.

[NI14928] Gospel Herald - July 20, 1965:
Landis, Rein A., son of Michael R. and Susan B. (Alderfer) Landis, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Dec. 18, 1887; died at his home June 15, 1965; aged 77 y. 5 m. 28 d. On Oct 19, 1907, he was married to Magdalena Freed, who preceded him in death May 15, 1923. On Oct. 2, 1924, he was married to Ella Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 8 sons *Leroy F., Enos F., Rhine F., Jacob F., Norman F., Vincent L., Curtis L., and Abram L.) 4 daughters (Mrs. Eva F. Ulrich, Verna F.-Mrs. Russell Long, Ruth F.-Mrs. Richard Yothers, and Hannah L.-Mrs. Allen Freed), 46 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Deborah Seitz, Mrs. Katie Keyser, and Mrs. Abram Reiff). He was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 19, in charge of Leroy Godshall and Curtis Bergey; interment in Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI14931] Gospel Herald - June 23, 1988, pp 279-280:
Godshall - Allen B. Godshall was born in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co. Pa., Jan. 16, 1859; departed this life May 24, 1938, at Telford, Pa.; aged 79 y. 4 m. 8 d. He had moved to Telford in 1885 and was active in business at that place for many years, first conducting a bakery for 17 years, then a feed and coal business for 17 years. But he lived a retired life for about 15 years. He was always interested in the church and Sunday school. His seat was seldom vacant when health permitted. He was also a great lover of song. In his younger years he served as chorister in a Union Chapel. His favorite song was "Nearer, Still Nearer," which he requested to be sung at his funeral. He was sick for twelve weeks, but bore his affliction patiently and often expressed a longing desire to go home. He was married to Lizzie L. Bergey on Sept. 27, 1879, who preceded him in death April 29, 1916. On Feb. 15, 1919 he was married to Lizzie M. Beyer who survives. The following also survive: 8 children (Vincent, Norristown, Pa.; Emma, wife of Wm. Walters, Narberth, Pa.; Alice, wife of Paul Warner, Mohnton, Pa.; Harry, Lansdale, Pa.; Lillian, wife of Herbert Herstine, Souderton, Pa.; Cora, wife of Daniel Nace, Nazareth, Pa.; Allen, Perkasie, Pa.; Mildred Godshall, at home), 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and the following stepchildren: Mary, Russel, Elmer Beyer and Rheba Bollinger, all of Lancaster Co., and Lloyd, of Spring City. Funeral services were held on May 28 at the home by Bro. Jacob Moyer and at the Souderon Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member, by Bro. J.C. Clemens and Bro. Elmer Moyer. Text, Rom. 8:18. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Silent thoughts bring many a tear for one we loved and cherished here;
God took him home, it was His will, but in our hearts he liveth still."

[NI14932] Herald of Truth - April 25, 1907, p. 159:
Nyce.-Sr. Deborah, wife of Henry B. Nyce. died near Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., on April 8, 1907 of consumption, aged 54 years. She leaves a husband but no children. Buried on the 14th in the Salford Mennonite burying grounds.

[NI14935] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78D, taken June 4:
(62 / 75) Cornelius Bergey, 56, farmer; wife Leah, 59; Lizzie Kulp, 9, niece; Jonas Henry, 18, servant, laborer
(62 / 76) Reuben Gehman, 28, blacksmith; wife Mary, 25; dau Kate, 3; dau Annie, 3/12, born March

[NI14938] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 303A:
Jacob K. Harley, 53, harness maker; Sarah, wife, 47; kate, dau, 20, seamstress; Alice, dau, 18, seamstress; Jacob, son, 12, apprentice harness maker; Sallie J., dau, 10; Martha, dau, 8; Charlotte, dau, 6; Aaron Nyce, other, 19, apprentice harness maker; George Taggert, apprentice harness maker

[NI14944] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 12.

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 178, taken June 19:
John Nice, 42, miller; Salome Nice, 37; Richard, 14; Isadore, 12; John, 11; Debora, 9; George, 8; Angeline, 3; Henry, 2

[NI14998] Possibly Sarah Clymer b abt 1845 Hilltown Twp, d/o Elizabeth Swartley and Abraham S. Clymer/Clemmer. Possibly Sallie Clymer d/o John Clymer & Christiana Myers.

[NI15001] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 82D, taken June 9, 1880:
Joseph M. Moyer, 58, farmer; wife Nancy, 50; Benjamin P. Moyer, son-in-law, 36; May [Mary] Moyer, dau, 30; Elmer Moyer, grandson, 3; Polly Moyer, sister, 62, seamstress; Henry L. Moyer, son, 25, laborer; Emma Moyer, dau-in-law, 21

The familysearch site says Joseph M. Moyer, but when you look at the image (click on the page number and it shows the image on ancestry.com in another window), it's clearly Jonas M.

[NI15002] Herald of Truth - March 1, 1897, pp 77-78 Obituaries:
MOYER - Sister Anna Landis Moyer was born on the 18th of April, 1830, was married to Jonas Moyer. Two children -- a son and a daughter -- blessed this union. About five years ago her husband was suddenly called from her to eternity. She passed away on the 21st of January 1897, from the effects of paralysis, of which she suffered about two weeks, aged 66 years, 8 months, 23 days. Buried near Franconia M.H., in Montgomery Co., Pa., on the 25th. Funeral services by M.R. Moyer at the M.H., and by Josiah Clemmer at the house. Text: Luke 12:35--37.

[NI15011] Is this Abraham L. Kratz b Dec 24, 1859, s/o Valentine & Sarah (Kratz) Kratz, who married Anna Myers, d/o Daniel Myers of Souderton?

[NI15012] Elizabeth is most likely a descendant of Hans Jacob Kundig & Maria Oberholtzer through their son (Davis has a ? for this relationship) Martin Kendig who died 1763 in Franconia Twp, Mont. Co.

[NI15015] Gospel Herald - Jan. 3, 1924, p. 813:
Moyer.-Mary P. Moyer, wife of Wm. K. Moyer of Franconia, Pa., was born May 5, 1856; died Nov. 23, 1923; aged 67 y. 5 m. 27 d. She is survived by her husband, one son, and two daughters. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was a kind and affectionate mother and wife, and is sadly missed in her home. She was blessed with good health till about ten days before she died, when she suddenly became ill with indigestion from which she did not recover. She trusted in the Lord and was fully resigned to His will. Her husband had been stricken with paralysis about nine weeks before she died. He is unable to walk and could not go along to the funeral services which were held at the Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse.

[NI15016] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306C:
Jacob G. Landis, 31, farmer; Lydia, wife, 28; Joseph, son, 4

[NI15017] Conflict: William C. Moyer and William K. Moyer, s/o Abraham F. Moyer and Elizabeth Kolb. Sources had both these Williams married to Mary Moyer.

Price p. 24 gives William C. Moyer's birth date as Jan. 1, 1876. Kratz p. 115 gives William C.'s birthdate as Mar. 5, 1854; p. 116 gives Jan. 1, 1876 as the date for William K. Moyer. Blooming Glen cemetery transcripts confirm William C. Moyer's birth date as Mar. 5, 1854. Also confirms that Mary (Mary Ann Moyer) was the wife of William C. Moyer. However, cem. transcript gives Mary Ann Moyer's dates as 29 Feb 1855 - 20 Nov 1907. So this is not the Mary Price Moyer b. May 26, 1856 d. Nov. 23, 1923 (Price p. 23).

I am using the Kratz dates, have detached Mary Price Moyer as spouse of William C. Moyer and attached her as spouse of William K. Moyer.

[NI15018] Is this the Christian Moyer, age 32, and wife Mary Ann, age 30, in Upper Providence Twp, Mont. Co PA in the 1850 census (roll 799, p. 300)?

[NI15024] 1880 PA census - Bucks Co, Rock Hill, roll 1107, p. 47A:
David Harr, 62, farmer; wife Elizabeth, 57; dau Sallie, 23

1900 PA census - Bucks Co, West Rockhill Twp (roll 1386), p. 203b, taken June 25:
David Harr born July 1817 age 82, md. 53 yrs, farmer; dau Sallie born Oct 1850 age 49, single, housekeeper

[NI15034] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 47b, taken Sept. 20:
John Detwiler, 48, farmer; Esther Detwiler, 51; Harriette, 24; Susanah, 22; Elizabeth, 20; John, 18, farmhand; Samuel, 16, farmhand; Daniel, 13

[NI15049] Descendant of John Hottel Jr. or Henry Hottel.
Benjamin's father may have been Solomon Hottel (Huddel), listed in the 1850 PA census for Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 266b: Solomon Huddel, 29, carpenter; Anna, 24; Susanna, 1.
Or Samuel Huddel (indexed Huddes), listed on p. 264 as a laborer in the household of John Grimley(?); Samuel Huddel, 33; Barbara, 29; Susanna, 7; John, 5; Ann, 3; Barbara, 1.

[NI15077] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp (roll 758) p. 252

[NI15097] Parents are possibly Jacob & Elizabeth Worman (Bucks Co Tombstones p. K5).

[NI15117] Herald of Truth - February 1, 1894, pp 46-47 Obituaries:
FRETZ.-On the 8th of Jan. 1894, in Blooming Glen, Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Catharine, widow of Isaac Fretz, dec., aged 82 y., 9 m., 25 d. Buried on the 11th at the Deep Run M.H. Funeral services by A.M. Fretz, from Phil.I:21,22.

[NI15132] 1850 PA census - Bucks Co, Plumstead Twp (roll 758) p. 227.

[NI15134] Herald of Truth - October 1869, p. 159:
On the 30th of September in Fairfield county, Ohio, after a lingering and very painful illness, Rachel, wife of Michael Myers and daughter of Philip Kratz, deceased, aged 61 years, 5 months, and 10 days.

[NI15135] Great-grandson of pioneer Hans Meyers.

[NI15137] This is probably the John Detwiler, age 42, listed in Hilltown Twp, Bucks Co (roll 758, p. 268), with wife Nancy, age 35; Catharine, age 17; Samuel, age 9; Elizabeth, age 7; Mary, age 3; Catherine Hines, age 42; Mary [Hines?], age 10; Henry Bennett, age 15.

[NI15140] 1860 PA - Bucks Co, Bedminster Twp, roll 1084, p. 38, taken June 25:
Henry B. Moyer, 30, farm tenant; Susanna, 26; Anna Elisa, 3/12; John Miller, 14, servant; David Kratz, 9

[NI15149] Gospel Herald - Oct. 5, 1939, pp 575-576:
Myers.-Isaac K., son of the late Pre. Isaac F. and Elizabeth Myers, died at the home of his son Willis in Doylestown, Pa., Sept. 14. 1939 aged 89 y. 10 m. He was the last one of a family of twelve children. In his younger years he was a carpenter and funeral director at Plumsteadville. After disposing of that he built hay wagons and vehicles; then followed cabinet making, specializing in cedar chests. About ten years ago he retired and lived in Doylestown. He is survived by 2 sons (Willis and Oscar) and several grandchildren. He was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church, from which church services were held by the home ministers.

[NI15158] Great-granddaughter of Bishop Henry Funk.

[NI15161] Great-grandson of pioneer Hans Meyer of Upper Salford, Mont. Co.

"Drafted Men & Substitutes, 1862 (Adams - Dauphin Counties)," Records of the Department of Military Affairs (Record Group 19), Microfilm Roll #1, Pennsylvanis State Archives - The section on Bucks County from this microfilm roll contains three subgroups of records pertaining to draft exemption. From the first subgroup, "Lists of Drafted Men & Substitutes and Regiments to Which Assigned":
Christian M. Myers, Buckingham, Substitute-A.S. Collin, 174th Reg.

[NI15171] David Stauffer, pioneer, emigrated from Germany in the early part of the 18th century, probably in 1736, in company with his brothers, Daniel and Wilhelm. It is not known who he married. In all probability he settled somewhere in Nockamixon township, Bucks county, but of the exact location of the homestead and his occupation we have not been able to learn. It is traditional in the family that David Stauffer and his wife died comparatively young and left an only child--a son, David. (p 130, The Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Henry Stauffer, Rev. A.J. Fretz)

[NI15174] Daniel Stauffer emigrated from Germany in company with his brothers, David and William, in 1736. It is not known who he married. He lived somewhere in either Tinicum or Nockamixon township, Bucks co, Pa. He was at one time employed in hauling cannon balls from Durham furnace for the Continental Army. Presumably a farmer; Menns. Children: Daniel, Henry, Jacob. (p 137, The Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Henry Stauffer, Rev. A.J. Fretz)

[NI15175] William Stover died at Valley Forge in the Winter of 1777 or '78. It is not known whether he was an enlisted soldier or not, but he was with the Continental Army. In all probability he emigrated to America with his brothers, David and Daniel, in 1736. (p 141, The Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Henry Stauffer, Rev. A.J. Fretz)

[NI15186] Early in life he moved to Lancaster Co, Pa. (p 149, The Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Henry Stauffer, Rev. A.J. Fretz)

[NI15192] He was called "Little Christian" (being small in person), to distinguish him from his cousin, who was called "Good Christian." (p 153, Descendants of Henry Stauffer)

[NI15213] Marriage record says Dell, but more likely Delp.

[NI15215] Skippack Deaths #139 (HSMC Bulletin, Vol. VIII No. 3 Oct. 1952, p. 244) says Catharine Wisler who married Michael Wierman was the daughter of John (and Catherine) Wisler, son of Isaac Wisler and grandson of Jacob and Magdalena Wisler.

[NI15220] 1850 PA census - Chester Co, East Vincent Twp p. 65 - Isaac Kizer, 57; Hannah, 62; Matilda and Hannah, 18.

[NI15237] Moved from Norriton, Montgomery Co to Coventry Twp, Chester Co in 1818.

[NI15239] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p 295 - John Baker, 56, Store Keeper; Ann Baker, 50; Franklin ?. G. Baker, 23, Store Keeper; Clementine Baker, 19; Hannah Baker, 48.

[NI15240] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 200 - Jacob S. Godshalk, 48, brick maker; Mary Godshalk, 48; Mathias Godshalk, 21, shoe maker; Maria Godshalk, 17, Milton Godshalk, 14, Jacob Godshalk, 7.

Herald of Truth - August 1871, p. 129:
On the 7th of July, in Kulpsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., JACOB S. GOTSHALK, aged 73 years.

[NI15243] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 21, taken Aug. 28:
John Benner, 45, farmer; Elizabeth, 46; Leah, 13; Anna, 12; Charles, 8; Susanna, 4; Elizabeth, 2; Leah Brecht, 17

[NI15244] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p. 196 - Jesse S. Godshalk, 43, Farmer; Sarah Godshalk, 44, Harman Godshalk, 19, Farmer, Emma Godshalk, 15, Edward Godshalk, 13, Elizabeth Godshalk, 10, Susanna Godshalk, 9, Winfield Godshalk, 6, Mary Godshalk, 2.

[NI15248] This could be Isaac Stauffer born Dec 24, 1807 in Berks Co PA, son of Samuel Stauffer (b. Nov 2, 1785 Berks Co) and Elisabeth Coulter.

[NI15249] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Towamencin Twp (roll 800) p 295 - George Kline, age 34, Carpenter, Maria Kline age 36, Harman Godshalk age 83.

[NI15280] 1850 PA census, Bucks Co, Hilltown Twp (roll 758), p. 273, taken Aug. 30:
Jacob Bergey, 44, shoemaker; Sophia, 44; Noah, 20; Joseph, 18; (cont. next page) Louisaaner, 16, f; Isaac, 14; Elizabeth, 12; Hettie, 8; Sarah, 6; Aaron, 3

[NI15284] Bergey p. 103: In 1832 he moved to Canada and settled at Bergeytown, afterward called Hespeler, Ont. Shoemaker. Mennonite. Buried at Hespeler, Ont.

[NI15290] Herald of Truth - February 1, 1899 - pp 45-46 Obituaries:
LAPP. - On the 4th of January, 1899, at the residence of her son, Bro. H. B. Lapp, of Fricks, Bucks Co., Pa., of paralysis and pneumonia, Sister Esther Lapp, widow of the late Jacob Lapp, at an advanced age. The burial took place at the Line Lexington M. H. on the 9th and was largely attended.

[NI15291] Herald of Truth ­ February 1, 1895, pp 46-47 Obituaries:
LAPP. ­ On the 17th of January of 1895, in Hiltown, Bucks Co., Pa., Lapp, of an old standing disease and old age. He was buried at Line Lexington on the 21st. He was ailing for years and was helpless as a child and had to be cared for as such. He longed for the time of his departure, to be with Christ which is far better. He was aged about 80 years.

Reprinted in Herald of Truth ­ February 15, 1895, pp 61-63 Obituaries:
LAPP. ­ (The following notice, having been very incompletely reported for last number, we reprint it. ­ED.) Jacob Lapp, of Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., departed this life Jan. 17, 1895, aged 81 years, 3 months and 4 days. Buried at Line Lexington, Jan. 21. Service at the house by Samuel Leatherman and Henry Rosenberger at the church. Text, Matt. 11: 28 ­ 30. Hymns No. 271 Wer weiss wie nahe mir mein Eude, No. 73 Ich habe Lust zu scheiden. The text and hymns had been selected by the brother several months ago. Brother Lapp had many afflictions to bear, being a very heavy man, nearly blind, and had a light shock of paralysis about a year ago, which impaired his mind and speech to such a degree that it was difficult to converse with him. But he bore his lot with Christian resignation, until it pleased his Heavenly Father to command deliverance. Of his faith and longings and prayers we can judge, and we hope he has gained the happy shores where there will be no more sorrow. ­J. WALTER.

[NI15301] Bergey p. 106: Henry Bergey moved to Medina County, O., with his parents, but in 1854 he moved to Grotiat County, Mich., and in 1864 to LaGrange County, Ind. Carpenter. Brethren Church.

[NI15306] Bergey p. 108: Noah Bergey served as a soldier in the Civil War and spent five months in Andersonville prison. He was mustered out 29 April, 1865. Lived at Cedarville, Mich.

[NI15328] Herald of Truth - March 1873, pp 61-63 Obituaries:
In Hilltown, Bucks county, Pa., ANNA MARY, wife of Abraham FRETZ, aged 25 years, 5 months, and 9 days. Services by Jacob Reinhart and J. M. Haldeman.

[NI15330] Gospel Herald - Nov. 22, 1994 Deaths:
Kratz, Martha N., 93, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 11, 1901, Skippack, Pa., to Sylvanus and Lizzie Nice Kratz. Died: Oct. 16, 1994, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - daughters; Grace Clemmer, Betty Pointsett; brother: Wayne N.; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Abram B. Kratz (husband). Congregational membership: Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 19, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Russell B. Musselman. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery.

[NI15351] 1930 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 116b (image 24 of 41), taken April 19:
Wellington Ruth, Head, 37, md. at age 20; wife Mamie, 36, md. at age 19; son Harlan, 16

[NI15352] Gospel Herald - Feb. 13, 1973, p. 146:
Ruth, Mamie R., daughter of Noah and Lena (Reiff) Musselman, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Apr. 21, 1893; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Jan. 9, 1973; aged 79 y. 8 m. 19 d. She was married to Wellington H. Ruth, who preceded her in death on Apr. 16, 1967. Surviving are one son (Harlan N. Ruth), 2 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one broth (John Musselman). She was a member of the Salford Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the the Eastern Mennonite Home on Jan. 11 in charge of Marvin M. Anders; interment at the Salford Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI15357] Sarah Fried is buried at Franconia Mennonite (p. 26R), daughter of John & Rachel Freed. It's possible this is not the same Sarah who married Israel Benner.

[NI15365] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 1 - also listed: Susan Kramer, age 6.

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 78C, taken June 4:
Daniel Schneck [ Schueck], 65, farmer; wife Eliza, 55; (next page) son Jacob, 25

Herald of Truth ­ March 1, 1895, pp 77-79:
SCHNECK. ­ On the 8th of February, 1895, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis, Bro. Daniel Schneck, aged 79 years, 4 months and 25 days. Buried on the 14th in the Franconia Mennonite burying-ground. Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer at the house and M. R. Moyer at the meeting-house. Text Isa, 57: 2.

[NI15366] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 5

[NI15371] Was she a daughter of Joseph Maugel & Elizabeth Cassel?

[NI15373] Gospel Herald - Sept. 3, 1914, p. 375:
Kreider.-Anna, widow of the late Isaac Kreider, was born Dec. 16, 1825; died Aug. 1, 1914; aged 88 y. 7 m. 15 d. She died at the home of her son Tobias R. Kreider in Paradise Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., with whom she and grandfather had their home for nearly 26 years. Grandfather died Dec. 16, 1913. Grandmother had been in failing health for quite a while with heart failure and old age. She was long a member of the Mennonite Church. Although weak in body with her life ebbing fast away she was strong in the Spirit, and uttered a short prayer before she passed away. We believe our loss is her eternal gain. She leaves to mourn her departure 9 children, 43 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. The funeral was held from the home of her son Aug. 4, and at the Paradise Mennonite Church, conducted by Sanford Landis and Christian Brackbill. Interment in Mellinger's Cemetery. --By a granddaughter.

[NI15378] Gospel Herald - Jan. 2, 1913, p. 639:
KREIDER. - Isaac Kreider was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 28, 1822; died Dec. 16, 1912; aged 90y. 3m. 18d. He was united in marriage to Anna Denlinger Aug. 6, 1844. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. His wife and 1 daughter preceded him to the spirit world. He married his second wife, Anna Rohrer, Sept. 2, 1850. To this union were born 7 children. One son preceded him to the spirit world. Besides his wife he leaves to mourn 9 children, 43 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. When a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and remained steadfast to the end. He lived what he professed and by his pious Christian life and loving disposition toward all he met he won many warm-hearted friends. Up to about a year ago he appeared to enjoy good health, but during the last year he had been failing, was in bed 3 months and 3 days. He was very patient, never complaining. When visiting brethren were to see him he always wanted scripture read and prayer. He seemed to be conscious that his end was drawing nigh. He was the last one of his family to pass into the great beyond. The funeral was held Dec. 19, with short services at the house by Bro. Sanford Landis and at Mellinger's Church by Bro. Frank M. Herr. Text, Rev. 2:7, last clause. Many sad friends met to pay the last tribute of respect to grandfather.

[NI15390] Gospel Herald - Feb. 21, 1984, pp 137-138:
Detwiler.- Lizzie M., daughter of Frank and Sarah (Moyer) Freed, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., July 29, 1896; died at Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville, Pa., Jan. 21, 1984; aged 87 y. She was married to Tyson L. Detwiler, who died in 1962. Surviving are one son (Stanley F.), 3 daughters (Edith-Mrs. Horace A. Halteman, Sara-Mrs. Enos B. Hunsberger, and Arlene-Mrs. Harold M. Young), 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son (Roy) and 2 grandchildren. She was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 25, in charge of Floyd Hackman and Curtis Bergey; interment in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

[NI15391] Gospel Herald - April 8, 1980, p. 310:
Freed, Clarence M., son of Frank and Sarah (Moyer) Freed, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Jan. 2, 1899; died at Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville, Pa., Mar. 12, 1980; aged 81 y. He was married to Alma S. Gehman, who died July 26, 1958. He was later married to Anna W. Clemens, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Merrill G. and Ernest G. Freed), one daughter (-Mrs. Alvin W. Keeler), 4 stepchildren (Sara-Mrs. A. Russell Keller, Jacob C. Mover, Naomi-Mrs. Raymond Bishop, and Joanne-Mrs. William Bergey), 7 grandchildren, 3 -greatgrandchildren, and one sister (-Mrs. Lizzie M. Detweiler). He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Floyd Hackman and Curtis Bergey; interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI15394] Herald of Truth ­ February 1, 1895, pp 46-47 Obituaries:
WISMER. ­ On the 3d of January 1895, in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., after more than a month's suffering, sister Mary F., wife of Pre. Henry K. Wismer, aged about 68 years. She leaves her husband, one son and one daughter to mourn their loss. Buried on the 7th at the Upper Skippack Mennonite M. H., followed by many relatives and friends. Funeral services by Jacob B. Mensch, John B. and Christian Hunsberger. Peace to her ashes.

[NI15396] Herald of Truth - May 1881 Obituaries:
Wismer.­Near Trappe, Montgomery Co., Pa.,, on the 9th of March, Sarah, wife of Christian Wismer, aged 48 years, 10 months and 28 days. Sister Wismer was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.

[NI15399] 1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 203, taken July 24:
Abraham Kratz, 39, farmer; Fanny Kratz, 36; Benjamin Kratz, 15, farm laborer; Abraham, 13; Noah, 10; Daniel, 9; John, 7; Elizabeth, 2

[NI15411] Herald of Truth - November 1867, p. 175:
On the 11th of Oct., in Berlin, Waterloo Co., Canada West, of Erysipelas, HANNA HUNSICKER, wife of Michael Hunsicker, aged 66 years and 1 month. Her maiden name was Clemmens. She was buried at Eby's burying ground. She leaves a husband and 9 children to mourn their loss. Funeral sermons were preached by Daniel Wismer, George Schmidt, and Enoch Detweiler from Matt. 24:44 and Rev 3:5. She was born on the 11th of September, 1801, and was married to Michael Z. Hunsicker on the 10th of May, 1818. They had twelve children"five sons and seven daughters. She was a faithful mother, but the Lord has taken her to her final rest, and what the Lord hath done is well done. Michael Z. Hunsicker and his wife removed from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1838, where they resided until 1865, when remove again to Waterloo Co., C.W.

[NI15412] Herald of Truth - July 15, 1890, pp 221-222:
STOVER.-On the 18th of June, near Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., Ephraim Stover, of consumption, aged 49 years, 8 months and 7 days. He was buried at the Blooming Glen meeting-house, on Sunday, the 22d. His funeral was one of the largest that has been held in this vicinity for some time. He leaves many friends to mourn his death.

[NI15421] Gospel Herald - Dec. 3, 1942 pp 766-767 Obituaries:
Hackman. - Samuel F. Hackman was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 2, 1862; died at the home of a son (Samuel D. Hackman) in Franconia, Pa., Nov. 5, 1942; aged 80 y. 9 m. 3 d. He had been in failing health for the past eight and a half years, at times being bedfast. How-ever, the greater part of this time he was able to be up and about and at times was able to at-tend church services, which he greatly enjoyed, having been permitted to attend church less than two weeks before he passed away. His last ill-ness was of short duration, being bedfast less than five days, and passed away rather unexpect-edly, being conscious to the end. Nov. 18, 1882, he was married to Kate S. Detweiler who pre-ceded him Dec. 12, 1931. Since this time he made his home with his son Samuel. This union was blessed with six sons (Henry D., Hatfield, Pa.; Tyson D., Souderton, Pa.; Harrison D., de-ceased; Elmer D., Narberth, Pa.; Samuel D., Franconia; and Raymond D., Hatfield). The funeral took place Nov. 9, from his son's home, followed by services at the Franconia Mennonite Church, where he had been a member for many years. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Services in charge of Bros. Menno B. Souder, Elwood D. Derstine, Arthur Ruth, and John Lapp. Text, Rev. 21:7.

[NI15422] Gospel Herald - Jan. 21, 1932 pp 926-927 Obituaries:
HACKMAN--Kate S., wife of Samuel F. Hackman, was born July 20, 1863; died Dec. 12, 1931; aged 68 y. 4 m. 22 d. She was taken with zerebral eboena plus hypertension and after lingering for four days, fell asleep in Jesus, which was her sincere desire. She is survived by her husband, 6 sons, and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at her home and at the Franconia, Pa., Mennonite Church, of which she was a member for many years, by Abram Derstine, Menno Souder and Abram Clemmer. Text, Rev. 14:13.
"The family circle's broken now,
Since mother's gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow
And say: 'God thought it best.'"

[NI15423] Gospel Herald - Dec. 23, 1926, pp 830-831:
Mack.-Elizabeth F., widow of John S. was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., July 16, 1851; died from a complication of diseases, at the home of her brother, Samuel F. Hackman, Dec. 3, 1926; aged 75 y. 4 m. 17 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Franconia. Sister Mack lived in widowhood for thirty-one years. She is survived by one brother (Samuel F. Hackman) and one sister (Catharine, wife of John N. Halteman). She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother and an adopted daughter. Funeral was held from her late home Dec. 9, 1926, with further services at the Franconia Mennonite Church by the home ministers. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church. Text, Phil. 1: 23.
"The room is quiet, all is still,
The chair is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long you waited for your rest,
We know God does just what is best." --A Nephew.

[NI15424] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 81A, taken June 8:
John Mack, 34, farmer; wife Elizabeth, 29; Ella Hockman, dau, 6; Isaiah Keller, other, 19, laborer

Herald of Truth ­ April 15, 1895, pp 125-127:
MACK. ­ On the 21st of March, 1895, in Franconia township, Montgomery Co., Pa., of kidney disease, John Mack, aged 50 y., 18 d. He leaves an aged mother, a sorrowing wife, two brothers and a sister to mourn his departure. On the evening before his death he called his family to his bedside, took leave of them, and commended them to the Lord. As they stood around his bedside weeping he said to them, "Weep not for me, I am going to Jesus, to a very beautiful place." He was buried on the 26th, followed to his grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services by Josiah Clemmer and Michael Moyer, from Phil. 1: 21.

[NI15425] The Freed book p. 12 lists the first two children as Mary B., born Jan. 21, 1870, and Henry B., born July 21, 1872, indicating their mother was Mary Buchert. Since Joel married Anna Cassel on Nov. 26, 1870, I'm assuming Mary Buchert died in 1870, possibly in childbirth. If the 1870 marriage date is correct then Henry born in 1872 was a son of Anna Cassel and the "B." is an error.

[NI15440] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306D:
Moses Godshalk, 36, farmer; mary, wife, 34; William, son, 12, farm laborer; Samuel, son, 11, farm laborer; Michael, son, 10; Isaac, son, 8; Henry, son, 6; Mary, dau, 4; Emma, dau, 2; Sarah, dau, 5

[NI15448] Gospel Herald - Jan. 4, 1949, pp 22-23:
Myers. -- John M., son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Myers, was born near Danboro, Bucks Co., Pa., June 1, 1881; died at the same place, Oct. 5, 1948; aged 67 y. 4 m. 4 d. Death resulted from a heart attack. His wife (Ella S. Myers) preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 1942. Surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Arthur T., Doylestown, Pa.; Chester, Souderton, Pa.; Leidy and Edith, of Danboro). He was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church for many years, and was active in church and Sunday-school work. For a number of years he served as a member of the Franconia Board of Missions and Charities. Funeral services were held in the Blooming Glen Church, in charge of the Deep Run ministers. Interment was made in the Deep Run Cemetery.

[NI15451] Gospel Herald - Dec. 17, 1963, pp 1109-1110:
Detweiler, Valentine Rickert, son of Reuben and Martha (Rickert) Detweiler, was born in Hilltown Twp., Pa., June 8, 1887; died at his home, Plumsteadville, Pa., Nov. 6, 1963; aged 76 y. 4 m. 29 d. On Sept. 17, 1910, he was married to Emma M. Godshall, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Harold, Estella - Mrs. Eli Myers, Harleigh, Willard, and Marguerite - Mrs. Geo. Wismer), 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. One son died in infancy. He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.

[NI15456] Gospel Herald - Jan. 28, 1915, pp 710-711:
Godshall. - Sarah, wife of Isaac K. Godshall, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1915; aged 76 y. 8 m. 4 d. She was confined to bed about 4 weeks, and during that time she was greatly concerned about her soul's welfare. Her constant prayer was during her illness, that the Lord might relieve her of this earthly house or tabernacle, yet ever resigned that the will of the Lord be done. The end came almost in an unnoticed time. She was a faithful member of the Skippack Mennonite Church for 53 years and ever worked for the advancement of the cause of the Church. Their married life was one day less than 54 years. The funeral was held from her late residence in Skippack and buried at the Upper Skippack Mennonite burying grounds. The services were conducted at the house by Pre. Henry Johnson and H. Pennypacker, and at the church by Pre. Jesse Mack, English, Irwin Landes, German. Prayer by Pre. Christ Allebach. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.

[NI15458] Herald of Truth - December 1873, p. 207:
Oct. 31st, in Lower Salford, Montgomery co., Pa., of four days illness, NANCY, wife of Henry K. GOTSCHALL, aged 37 years, 8 months, and 12 days. Buried Nov. 3rd in the presence of many relatives and friends. Sermon by Henry S. Bower, and Henry Nice, from Matt. 20:8.

[NI15459] I'm guessing that the Barbara Gotwals who married Henry Gottshall is the same as the Barbara Gotwals listed in the 1850 PA census, Perkiomen, in the household of her grandfather Abraham Cassel.

[NI15477] Gospel Herald - Dec. 13, 1960, p. 1078:
Swope, Dave H., son of John Robert and Elizabeth (Shank) Swope, was born Sept. 5, 1872, Dayton, Va.; died after a 10-week illness at the home place where he lived most of his life; aged 88 Y. 1 m. 9 d. On Oct. 5, 1893, he was married to Mary Showalter, who died June 8, 1958. Also preceding him in death were one son and 3 brothers. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Beulah Huber, and Sophie-Mrs. Wayne W. Driver, both of Dayton), 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Homer Coffman), and 2 brothers (Homer and Perry). He was a member of Weavers Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 16, in charge of Hiram Weaver, Mahlon Blosser, and DeWitt Heatwole.

[NI15478] Gospel Herald - July 22, 1958, p. 698:
Swope, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob W., and Margaret (Heatwole) Showalter, was born in Augusta Co., Va., Feb. 24, 1873; passed away at her home at Dayton, Va., June 8, 1958, after an illness of three months; aged 85 y. 3 m. 14 d. On Oct. 5, 1893, she was married to D. H. Swope. Surviving are her husband, 2 daughters (Beulah-Mrs. Simon Huber, and Sophie-Mrs. Wayne Driver, both of Dayton), 2 sisters (Annie Showalter and Hettie-Mrs. Sam Weaver, both of Dayton), 3 brothers (Henry, Denver, Colo.; and Dona and Peter, both of Harrisonburg), 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. One son, one sister, and one brother preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a faithful member of the Weaver Mennonite Church where funeral services were held, in charge of R. W. Benner, Daniel W. Lehman, and Lloyd Horst. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI15479] Gospel Herald - Dec. 5, 1929, p. 735:
Showalter.- Deacon Jacob W., son of Henry and Elizabeth Showalter, was born Sept. 4, 1847; died Nov. 18, 1929; aged 82 y. 2 m. 14 d. On March 15, 1872, he was united in marriage to Margaret Heatwole. She preceded him in death two weeks less than one year. Since that time he made his home with his daughter Annie, who cared for him. He is survived by 4 sons and 4 daughters (Mary Swope, Annie, Henry, Sophia Brubaker, Menno, Hettie Weaver, Daniel, and Peter), 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Weaver's Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. S. H. Rhodes and Lewis Shank. Text, 1 Sam. 20:18.
"The lights are all out in the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn, for the dweller's away;
He silently slipped o,er the threshold at night
To make his abode in the city of light."

[NI15480] Gospel Herald - Dec. 20, 1928:
Showalter.-Margaret Heatwole, wife of Jacob Showalter, was born Apr. 7, 1844; peacefully departed this life on Dec. 2, 1928; aged 84 y. 7 m. 25 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her girlhood and remained faithful to the end. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 4 daughters, 4 sons (Mrs. David Swope; Annie, at home; Mrs. William Brubaker, Menno, Daniel, Peter, all of Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Sam Weaver, Waynesboro, Va.; and Henry, Denver, Colo.), and 3 sisters, who have passed their three score and ten years. Her life was devoted to her Master and her place in church was seldom vacant. She left us with the hope of a bright future before her, and in our grief we say, "Thy will be done," for we know that God makes no mistakes and that our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held from the Weaver church, near Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 4, conducted by Bros. J. C. Coffman, S. H. Rhodes, and L. J. Heatwole. Text, 1 Sam. 20: 18. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI15481] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974), Harrisonburg Twp, p. 45b:
Henry Showalter, 32, farmer; Elizabeth, 33; George, 6; Peter, 3; Jacob, 2; Ann, 1; Sarah, ?/12; Peter Baseheider(?), 25

Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1889, pp 30-31:
SHOWALTER - On the 21st of December, after an illness of about two weeks, of Pneumonia, Henry Y. Showalter, husband of the above Elizabeth Showalter, aged 69 years, 5 months and 17 days. Buried on the 24th by the side of his companion, who preceded him to the eternal world but 30 days. A large congregation attended both funerals. Services by Abraham Shank from Isa. 40:6-8.

[NI15482] Herald of Truth - Jan. 15, 1889, pp 30-31:
SHOWALTER - On the 22d of November, near Cowan's Station, Rockingham county, Va., after an illness of some weeks, Elizabeth Showalter, aged 70 years, 7 months and 7 days. She was buried on the 23d at Trissel's church. Funeral services by Gabriel D. Heatwole and Abraham Shank from John 5:24-28. The deceased was a member of the Church of God.

[NI15488] Herald of Truth ­ June 15, 1895, pp 190-191 Obituaries:
SHOWALTER. ­ On May 8th 1895, near Mt. Clinton in Rockingham Co., Va., Sister Elizabeth wife of John Showalter, aged 69 years, 6 months and 25 days. She was buried on the 10th at Weaver's church. Services were conducted at the church by Jacob R. Hildebrand, E. C. Shank and Jacob Martin, from Mark 13: 37. She was for many years a consistent member of the Mennonite church, and leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. We believe we say truly a mother in Israel has left us.

[NI15489] 1850 VA census - Rockingham Co (roll 974) 56th District, p. 89:
Daniel Showalter, 48, farmer; Nancy, 47; John, 21, laborer; Michael, 19; Joseph, 17; Daniel, 12; (p. 89b) Sarah, 4; Catharine Eaton, 5

Herald of Truth - Dec. 1, 1889, pp 364-365:
OBITUARY. - On the 1st day of June, 1889, near Cowan's Station, Rockingham Co., Virginia, of the infirmities of old age, Pre. Daniel Showalter, age 87 years, 4 months and 28 days. Buried on the 3d in the Trissel church graveyard, followed to his last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services were conducted by the Brethren Samuel Coffman and Samuel Shank from Ps. 90. There were born unto him eight children; four sons and four daughters. His companion, two sons and two daughters have preceded him to the eternal world, leaving four surviving children. His grandchildren number fifty-two living, and eleven dead, great-grandchildren, one hundred and five living and seven dead; one hundred and eighty-three descendants in all. Bro. Showalter was a zealous Christian, and an active laborer in the vineyard of the Lord. He was a man of forethought and sound in mind, and feared not to declare the whole counsel of God; a man of great meekness, lowliness and humility in all its forms; this he taught by precept and example, thus giving us a bright pattern of non-conformity to the world, and of self-denial, as the Savior has said: "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and follow me." The gospel appears to have been his meat and his drink, and in which he labored between fifty-five and sixty years; always early to church and ready for duty, often first at the place of worship, not only in fair weather, but rain or snow, heat or cold; ever advocating the true principles and doctrine of the Mennonite church. His seat in time of service was seldom vacant. May we never forget the earnest appeals and labors of our departed father and brother in the faith, and thank the Lord for his kind admonitions and words of comfort in the pilgrimage of life. ABRAHAM SHANK

[NI15493] Gospel Herald ­ May 16, 1978, p. 402:
Showalter, Mark C., son of George B. and Elizabeth (Blosser) Showalter, was born at Broadway, Va., Feb. 10, 1895; died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Apr. 15, 1978; aged 83 y. On Dec. 11, 1919, he was married to Amanda Hege, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Anna Virginia, Rhoda ­ Mrs. Gordon Wenger, and Fannie ­ Mrs. Dwight Heatwole), 4 sons (Mahlon, Melvin, Henry, and Mark, Jr.), 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 sisters (Maggie Brenneman and Elizabeth Showalter), and 2 brothers (Lewis P, and Michael). He was a member of Crossroads Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Zion Mennonite Church on Apr. 19, in charge of Ralph Birkey, J. Ward Shank, A. T. Rollins, and John R. Mumaw; interment in the Zion Cemetery.

[NI15494] Gospel Herald - Dec. 30, 1980, p. 1060:
Showalter, Amanda, was born on Apr 5, 1891; died on Dec 2, 1980; aged 89 y. On Dec 11, 1919, she was married to Mark C. Showalter, Sr., who died on Apr 15, 1978. Surviving are 4 sons, (Mahlon, Melvin, Henry, and Mark Jr.), 3 daughters (Anna V. Showalter, Mrs. Dwight Heatwole, and Mrs. Gordon Wenger), 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Jonas E, lra E., Henry E., and Adin E. Hege), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Martin and Mrs. Anna Miller). She was preceded in death by one sister (Mrs. Susan Martin). Funeral services were held at Zion Mennonite Church, in charge of Ralph Birkey, J. Ward Shenk, Richard E. Martin, and Harvey Yoder; interment in the church cemetery.

[NI15495] Gospel Herald - July 28, 1921, pp 334-335:
Showalter.-Bro. Geo. B. Showalter was born Sept. 18, 1857; died of heart failure att his home near Broadway, Va., July 4, 1921; aged 63 y. 9 m. 16 d. He was confined to his bed for several months. His wife, Sister Elizabeth (Blosser) Showalter, died of influenza followed by pneumonia on Feb. 12, 1920. The following children survive to mourn the loss of both mother and father: Noah, Timothy, Maggie, Lewis, Paul, Mark, Luke, Michael, and Elizabeth. Bro. Showalter was ordained to the ministry Aug. 25, 1901. He labored faithfully and gave much time to the work in the mountain section of his home district. His deeds of charity supplied the needs and gladdened the hearts of many needy and afflicted ones. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Jos. Geil, assisted by several others of the home ministers, at the Zion Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[NI15496] Gospel Herald - July 28, 1921

[NI15497] The Gospel Witness - Nov. 1, 1905, p. 247:
SHOWALTER:-On Oct. 18th, 1905, at his home, three miles west of Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va., of paralysis, Michael Showalter, aged 74 years, 8 months and 3 days. From early life he has remained a worthy and consistent member of the Mennonite church, and in the congregations where he continued so long a regular attendant at the time of worship, his place will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife and 11 children - six sons and five daughters. In this large family there had hitherto been no death. Funeral services were held before a large concourse of people assembled at Weavers, M.H., on Friday, the 20th, conducted by the ministers, E.J. Berkey, D.S. Brunk and L.J. Heatwole. Text, Rev. 14:13.

Herald of Truth - Nov. 2, 1905, p. 351:
SHOWALTER.-Michael Showalter died at his home near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 18, 1905; aged 74 Y., 8 M., 3 D. His health had not been good for several yeas, but he was able to go about until on the 17th inst., when he was found unconscious in his bed, he having been paralyzed. In this condition he remained till he died. Bro. Showalter had been a member of the Mennonite church for many years. He adorned his profession by his life and walked humbly before his God. He was very much interested in the welfare of the church and labored for the furtherance of the cause of Christ. He manifested a great interest in the spiritual welfare of his children and lived to see all of them in the church of his choice. We believe he was at peace with all men, and died in the hope of a glorious resurrection. He was the father of six sons and five daughters. All have grown to manhood and womanhood, he being the first one of the family to be called away. He leaves to mourn their loss, besides eleven children, an aged widow and a number of grandchildren. He was buried near the Weaver M. H. on the 20th, where funeral services were conducted by D.S. Brunk of Elida, Ohio, E.J. Berky of Auburn, Va., and L. J. Heatwole, from Rev. 14:13.

[NI15498] Gospel Herald - Feb. 13, 1913, pp 734-736:
SHOWALTER. - Sister Elizabeth Showalter, wife of the late Michael Showalter, died suddenly by supposed heart trouble, at her home near Dale Enterprise, Va., Jan. 29, 1913; aged 82y. 9d. Her maiden name was Shank and she was a sister to the late Bishop Abram Shank and Pre. Samuel Shank and others, and was the last living member of that family. Bro. and Sister Showalter lived together for many years, and raised a family of 11 children. The father of the family was called home about seven years ago. On last Christmas morning death made the first inroad among the children, claiming Sister Susanna Heatwole, aged 57 years. She is also survived by 50 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a very active and industrious woman, and what her hands found to do she did with her might. She was not only so in her temporal affairs, but also in her Christian duties. She had been a faithful consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years, possibly near 60. She served the Church as deaconess for a number of years, doing her work faithfully and fearlessly. Her children all became members of the Church of her choice, but one, has gone out into another fold. She was a faithful attendant at church when circumstances permitted, an example her children would all do well to follow. While she was human she was a woman of many virtues, and will be sadly missed in her home, in the family, in the church, and the community. But we believe while the loss is ours it is her gain. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Church Feb. 1, before a very large congregation, by Jos. W. Geil, Christian Good and L.J. Heatwole, from Rev. 14:13, after which her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.

[NI15511] Gospel Herald - July 17, 1913, pp 255-256:
Brenneman.--Elizabeth Jane Brenneman was the fourth one of a family of 9 children born to David and Rebecca (Funk) Shank of Rockingham Co., Va. Of this family Mary Long of Lima, Ohio, and Rebecca Lehman of Guthrie, Okla., survive the deceased. On Dec. 24, 1863, she was married to Melchoir Brenneman of Virginia, to which union were born Charles D. of Lima, Ohio; Rebecca Frances of Elida, Ohio; George G of Yuba City, Calif.; John P. of La Junta, Colo., and Mary M. of Elida, Ohio, who died in 1901. There are 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren who survive her. On March 27, 1882, her husband died, after which she by her own labor cared for and raised her family of 5 children. She was a very affectionate mother and was made glad to see all of her children accept Christ as their Savior in early life. One of her greatest pleasures was the reading of her Bible and the literature of the Church of her choice, the mission cause being especially near to her heart. Jan. 5, 1893, she was again united in marriage to John L. Brenneman of Elida, Ohio, to whom she was a devoted companion until his death on Sept. 4, 1911. Since that time she spent most of her time with her only surviving daughter, Rebecca Frances Brenneman. Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death on July 4, 1913, at the home of her sister, Mary Long of Lima, Ohio; aged 72 y. 2 m. 10 d. Burial on July 6 in the Salem Cemetery in the presence of a large assembly of relatives and friends. Services by the home ministers. Text, Job 14:15, "Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee; thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands."
"Oh, the hope, the blissful hope
Which Jesus' grace has given
The hope when days and years are past
We all may meet in heaven."

[NI15513] Herald of Truth - Aug. 1, 1884 p. 237 Obituaries:
SHANK. - On the 25th of July, at Kokomo, Indiana, of pulmonary affections, David Shank, aged 41 years, 4 months and 2 days. Bro. Shank was born and brought up in Rockingham county, Va. Here he married and soon afterward moved to Morgan county, Missouri, where he had his home until a few months ago, when he moved to Kokomo, Ind., to take medical treatment at the "Invalid'sHome." The friends with the remains did not arrive in Allen Co., Ohio, in time to hold the funeral services on Saturday the 26th as appointed, so they were postponed till the next day. In Sherrick'sgrave-yard the body was laid to rest, near the spot where over fifteen years ago he confessed Christ and was baptized while he was on a traveling and visiting tour. Bro. Shank was a much beloved member in the Mennonite Church, and was in possession of a living hope, so that he was willing and glad to depart when he found that it was the Lord'swill that he should go. He leaves a bereaved widow (his second wife) and four children to mourn his departure in the prime of his life. We commend our widowed sister to those among whom she will find her home as worthy of their sympathies. May the Lord bless her in her sorrows, and strengthen her for all the duties devolving upon her.

[NI15514] Herald of Truth - August 1879 pp 157-158 Obituaries:
June 26th, near St. Martin's, Morgan Co., Mo., of heart disease, SARAH SHANK, wife of Bro. David Shank, aged 33 years, 3 months, and 6 days. Buried the 27th, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives, at Mr. Zion burying-ground. She leaves a bereaved husband and three children to mourn her early departure. She was a consistent member of the Tunker Church, and died in the triumph of the faith in which she lived. Services by D. F. Driver and _____ Moyer, from Rev. 14 : 13; Ps. 90 : 12.

[NI15517] Gospel Herald - March 26, 1957, pp 310-311:
Shenk, Mary E., daughter of David and Sarah Shank, was born near Versailles, Mo., Feb. 12, 1875; departed this life Feb. 19, 1957; aged 82 y. 7 d. In early life she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was received as a member of the Mennonite Congregation near Elida, Ohio. At the time of her death she was a loyal member of the Pike Congregation, Elida. On March 1, 1896, she was united in marriage to Simon G. Shenk, who preceded her in death May 8, 1934. To this union were born 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls, 2 of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are (Estella-Mrs. C. A. Augsburger, Delphos, Ohio; Ada-Mrs. Everett Kirkendall, Lima, Ohio; Ralph, Goshen, Ind.; Wilbur, Lancaster, Pa.; John and Alma-Mrs. Joseph Pantano, both of Elida, and Mary-Mrs. Neal Boertja, Lima, Ohio), also 26 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Ada-Mrs. Jake Brunk, Goshen, Ind.). She was in failing health for about a year, and more seriously ill about one month. Funeral services were held at the Pike Church on Feb. 22 in charge of her grandson, Fred Augsburger, assisted by Don Augsburger and Harold Good, with burial in the Salem Church Cemetery.

[NI15518] Gospel Herald - May 24, 1934 pp 174-176 Obituaries:
Shenk.-Simon G., son of Bishop J. M. and Fanny Shenk, was born Oct. 5, 1875, near Elida, O.; died May 8, 1934; aged 58 y. 7 m. 3 d. On Mar. 1, 1896, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Shank of Missouri. He leaves his sorrowing wife, 4 daughters and 3 sons (Mrs. Estella Augsburger and Mrs. Ada Kirkendall of Elida, O.; Alma and Mary at home; Ralph of Doylestown, Pa.; Wilbur of Bell Center, O.; and John of Elida, O.). Two sons preceded him in infancy. He also leaves his aged father, one sister (Rebecca of Denbigh, Va.), and 7 brothers (Daniel of Oregon, Moses of Kansas, Jacob of Colorado, Levi of Virginia, John L. of Pennsylvania, Ruban and Amos of Idaho). Abraham preceded him in death. At an early age he accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite church, where he remained until death, serving as Sup't. of Sunday school, and in other activities when called upon. In 1918 he moved his family to Continental, O., and labored with the Mt. Pleasant congregation, where he was ordained to the ministry and where he labored until death. It was his Redeemer living in him when he said just recently to a sister, "I would willingly give my life for the work of God." In all his labors he always looked up and followed every step of the way. He always felt and gave expression to the beauties of God and nature. Many times in the spring he would point to us the beauties of the workmanship of God, in the blooming trees and the starry heaven. In a recent sermon he said, "If we love Christ much, surely we will trust Him much." On the morning of May 8 he went to a neighbor's in his machine to get a wagon box, and as he was returning he drove directly in front of a freight train, and was carried down the track about seven hundred fifty feet. When the train stopped he fell out of the machine and was instantly killed in the wreckage. Funeral services were held at Mt. Pleasant congregation by Ben B. King, and at the Salem congregation by S. E. Allgyer. Buried at Salem Cemetery.
"Dear father, so suddenly passed to yonder shore;
Here on earth we shall greet him no more,
Though our hearts do ache
Till they nearly break,
For one whom Jesus saw fit to take;
We humbly to God's promises cling,
Which to our lonely hearts to comfort bring."

[NI15519] Gospel Herald - June 13, 1989, p. 446:
Augsburger, Estella Shenk, daughter of Simon and Mary E.(Shank) Shenk, was born at Elida, Ohio, Apr. 29, 1897; died at Harrisonburg, Va., May 22, 1989; aged 92 y. On Aug. 11, 1918, she was married to Clarence A. Augsburger, who died on Apr. 7, 1987. Surviving are one daughter (Ann Good), 5 sons (Fred, A. Don, Myron, Daniel, and David), 3 brothers (Ralph, Wilbur, and John Shenk), and 2 sisters (Ada Kirkendall and Mary Smith). She was preceded in death by one sister (Alma Pantana). She was a member of Pike Mennonite Church, Elida, Ohio. Funeral services were held at Kyger and Trobough Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, Va., on May 23, in charge of Roy D. and Carolyn Roth and Herman and Gladys Ropp; and at Salem Church, Elida, Ohio, on May 25, in charge of Richard Ross; interment in Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery.

[NI15520] Clarence was raised as a foster child in the home of his aunt and uncle, Mary (Augsburger) and Jacob E. Greider.

1910 Miracode index - Allen Co OH, household of Jacob E. Greider:
Clearance Augsburger, age 12, b. IN, relation: hired man

1920 Ohio census - Allen Co, Marion Twp, p. 3B:
C.A. Augsburger, Head, 22, b. IN, parents b. IN
Stella, wife, 22, b. OH, parents b. OH

Gospel Herald - May 5, 1987, p. 318:
Augsburger, Clarence A., son of Aaron and Cecil (Schindler) Augsburger, was born in Berne, Ind., July 27, 1897; died of congestive heart failure at Oak Lee Nursing Home, Harrisonburg, Va., Apr. 7, 1987; aged 89 y. On Aug. 11, 1918, he was married to Estella Rebecca Shenk, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Fred E., A. Don, Myron S., S. Daniel, and David W.), one daughter (Anna Mary Good), 20 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Raymond and Albert). He was a member of Pike Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Park View Mennonite Church on Apr. 9 in charge of Owen Burkholder and Roy D. Roth and at Salem Mennonite Church, Elida, Ohio, on Apr. 11, in charge of Owen Burkholder and Merlin Good; interment in Salem Church Cemetery.

[NI15536] Gospel Herald - Nov. 8, 1917 pp 598-599 Obituaries:
Shenk.-Fanny, daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Good, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Mar. 24, 1849; died near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 10, 1917; aged 68 y. 6 m. 16 d. On the 24th of December, 1868, she was united in marriage near Elida, Ohio, by Bishop John M. Brenneman to John M. Shenk. To this union were born 10 sons and 1 daughter, all living but the first-born, Henry, who died in infancy. The living are: Abram J., Simon G., Levi L., Rebecca S., Amos M., Reuben J., Moses B., John Lewis, Daniel F., Jacob B. There are 35 grandchildren living and 4 dead. A sorrowing husband, 3 brothers and 3 sisters and many relatives and friends remain to mourn their loss, which we rejoice to believe is through God's boundless grace her eternal gain. She took her bed last February where she spent most of her time to the end. In her sickness and affliction she manifested a calmness and patience which was remarkable and which we believe was in answer to the prayers of those of whom God says, "Him will I accept." It has been a wonderful consolation to the family to know that God does hear the prayers of His children in behalf of one another. Our prayer in her behalf for a long time was,
"Oh, Lord, we pray through Jesus' blood,
Make Thou her heavenly standing good."
A short time before her decease she said, "I have been thinking today of that chapter which tells us how Christ suffered till He sweat blood." During a long period of her life her large print Testament was her constant companion which became so worn with use that a new one was purchased for her. As death approached she raised her hand and whispered, we could not understand, then dropped her hand upon her breast and gently sank away to rest. Funeral services were held at the Pike Church by Geo. Ross and Andrew Brenneman. Text, I Cor. 15:57. Buried in the adjoining graveyard.

[NI15547] Gospel Herald - May 14, 1991, p. 15:
Kirkendall, Ada E., 92, Lima, Ohio. Born: July 26, 1898, Lima, Ohio, to Simon and Mary (Shank) Shenk. Died: April 5, 1991, Lima, Ohio. Survivors-husband: D. Everett Kirkendall; children: Robert L., Darrell E., John L., Wilmer G., Helen Sellers, Ruth Evans; brothers and sister: Ralph, Wilbur, John, Mary Smith; 22 grandchildren, 30 great- grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 8, Salem Mennonite Church, by Larry Rohrer and Dale Leverknight.

[NI15553] Gospel Herald - Jan. 6, 1944, pp 852-853:
Shenk.- Daniel, son of Henry and Susannah Brenneman Shenk, was born in Fairfield Co., O., Sept. 27, 1853; died at his home near Denbigh, Va., Dec. 1, 1943; aged 90 y. 2 m. 4 d. In December, 1875, he was married to Rachael Stemen, to which union 5 children were born, one of whom died at the age of 2 years; and in 1889 his wife passed away also. In 1891 he married Matilda Hilty, Bluffton, O. To them were born 9 children. One of these (Mrs. Susie Hertzler) preceded him in death in 1935. Surviving are his wife and the following 12 children: Menno and Andrew, Elida, O.; Emma (Mrs. John Stemen); Anna L. (Mrs. H. P. Hertzler), Denbigh, Va.; Elizabeth, at home; William, Newport News, Va.; Daniel, Denbigh, Va.; Pre. Ray J., Cottage City, Md.; Mayme (Mrs. Joe Longacher), Oyster Point, Va.; Alice (Mrs. Paul Sauder), now on furlough from Tampa, Fla., Mission; Amos, at home; Pre. John H., Knoxville, Tenn., Mission. Also surviving are 54 grandchildren, 50 greatgrandchildren, and a brother, Deacon Abram Shenk, Denbigh. Uncle Daniel was one of the pioneer settlers and organizers of the Warwick River Mennonite community and was the first minister ordained for the church at this place. The ordination took place in Ohio about a month prior to their moving here in 1900. After a time he was requested to serve the Fentress congregation also, and for a number of years made the trip to that place, which then took 3 days, every 2 to 4 weeks. He was well known and respected in the community at large for his uprightness, sound counsel, and kind, quiet manner. He had, also, a ready pen and in earlier years supplied a number of articles for our church papers. This work, coupled with trips to various parts of the country, made his name fairly familiar throughout church circles. Although living to an advanced age, he remained active to the last and retained an exceptionally keen mind, quoting largely from the Scriptures. His burden for the spiritual welfare of the Church seemed to grow rather than diminish with the years, and his sermons and prayers will not soon be forgotten by those among whom he labored. One oftrepeated phrase of his prayers was that at the last "we might be so unspeakably happy as to hear those welcome words, 'Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.'" We feel that that has truly been his happy portion. In the Church council, as problems arose, his first concern was, "What is best for the Church?" and his desire was that questions be solved with that attitude uppermost. On the Saturday before his passing, he was engaged in some light tasks about the home, when he suffered a very slight fall which resulted in a fractured hip, followed in a few hours by unconsciousness which lasted practically all the time until he passed away early the following Wednesday. His last intelligible words were a prayer oft repeated, "Lord, grant grace to do thy will." Funeral services were held Dec. 3, in the home and church, in charge of the home ministers, Bros. T. H. Brunk and George H. Brunk, assisted by Clayton Bergey, Fentress, and Bro. Oscar Burkholder, Breslau, Ont.

[NI15554] Gospel Herald - Oct. 13, 1921, p. 559:
Shank.-Katie Shank (nee Shenk) was born in Allen Co., O.; died in Warwick Co., Va., Aug. 14, 1921; aged 65 y. 9 m. 13 d. She was a daughter of Henry and Susie Shenk. Two of her brothers, John M. and Andrew, are bishops in the church, Abram a deacon and her sister Lydia the wife of Deacon Henry Powell. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life, and at the age of 20 years she was married to Martin Shank. They reared a family of six children to maturity, one other having died in infancy. She was a faithful, conscientious, Christian woman whose life was a clear and steady light for truth and God. She was of an humble, retiring nature and always felt herself unworthy of God's favor, and at times would express herself as fearing she was unworthy of the heavenly Father's notice; but in her last days she was beautifully supported with dying grace according to the promises of God. She came gracefully down the slope of life and crossed the valley of the shadow of death without a sign of fear, committing herself to Him who died for her. She was conscious up to within a few minutes of her death, and showed great concern for the welfare of those she left behind. She is greatly missed in the home and their loss is deeply felt. No doubt her consistent life and prayers and tears will bring fruit in other lives in days that are to come. --Geo. R. Brunk.

[NI15555] Gospel Herald - March 4, 1943, pp 1054-1055:
Powell. - Lydia, daughter of Henry and Susannah Shenk, was born near Elida, Ohio, April 8, 1859; died at her home in Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 7, 1943; aged 83 y. 9 m. 29 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her girlhood years. She was married to Henry J. Powell May 20, 1880. To this union were born 6 sons and 2 daughters (L. J. Powell, So. English, Iowa;Mary, Susie, Verdie V., Knoxville; Walter A. Powell of Knoxville, who preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1941; Willie H., Henry A., John Vernon, and David Cloid -- the last four sons passed away when quite small.) Her husband passed away nearly 20 years ago. She has a foster son (Raymond Powell Martin of Creve Coeur, Ill.). Two brothers (Pre. Daniel Shenk and Deacon Abram Shenk, Denhigh, Va.). Bro. and Sister Powell moved to Tennessee when their children were small on account of the ill health of Bro. Powell. They spent the rest of their lives there. She was a devoted mother and friend, living a quiet, exemplary Christian life, of whom it may justly be said, "Her children rise up and call her blessed." In December she became seriously ill and at this time her son came to be with her awhile. She seemed to be recovering, was able to sit up in her chair and walk around in the room. She was very cheerful and had many visitors. A week before her death she became seriously ill again. Sister Powell had many relatives and friends, who mourn her departure. Her children and grandchildren were all present at the funeral services.
"We think of you, Mother as in times past,
Your presence graced our home;
When you loved and labored as mothers do,
Ere the summons of death had come.
And though we morn your passing now,
Grieving that we must part,
The beautiful memories of your life
Will always live in our hearts." --Relatives

[NI15556] Gospel Herald - June 28, 1949, pp 630-631:
Shenk.-Abraham P., son of Henry and Susanna (Brenneman) Shenk, was born near Elida, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1862; passed away at his home, Denbigh, Va., April 29, 1949; aged 87 y. 2 m. 14 d. He was the last of his family. Bishops John M. Shenk, Elida, Ohio; Andrew Shenk, Oronogo, Mo.; and Preacher Daniel Shenk, Denbigh, Va., were his brothers. He was one of the pioneer settlers of the Warwick River community, having moved there with his family in 1898. In 1906 he was ordained to the office of deacon and in this capacity faithfully served the growing church until July, 1946, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which rendered him bedfast. He had also served as church chorister for many years and took delight in singing. During his long illness he remained mentally keen and greatly appreciated visits and tokens of esteem from friends and neighbors. His first wife (Fannie Coffman) passed away in 1904. His second wife (Samantha Showalter) passed away in 1944. Surviving are 10 children (Coffman, Biglerville Pa.; Jacob and Ezra, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mabel-Mrs. Jason Brunk, and George, Baltimore, Md.; Henry, Mary, Phebe-Mrs. Clyde Kraus, Martha-Mrs. Ralph Palmer, and Lydia, all of Denbigh), 29 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services in charge of Truman H. Brunk and George R. Brunk, were held May 2 at the Warwick River Church. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

[NI15560] Herald of Truth - June 1869, pp 95-96:
On the 1st of March, in Bucks county, Pa., in the church at Line Lexington, Henry Clemmer, aged 80 years, 1 month, and 2 days. He was buried at the Line Lexington burying-place. Funeral sermons were preached by Isaac Rickert, Josiah Clemmer, John Allenbach and Henry Nice. He was a faithful member of the church for a long time and died in the hope of a blessed immortality.

[NI15561] Gospel Herald - Aug. 18, 1910, pp 319-320:
Krupp. - Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Krupp, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., July 15, 1821; died at her home with her daughter in Perkasie July 28, 1910; aged 89 y 13 d. Her death was due to old age. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world a little over 4 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, 3 sons, 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the house by H. Rosenberger and A. Freed. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment at Souderton Mennonite Meeting House, conducted by Jonas Minninger, Ger., and Joe Ruth, Eng [note: no period] Text, Phil. 1:21.

[NI15589] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 82C, taken June 9, 1880:
Abraham Heckler, 49, Gentleman; wife Magdalene, Lady; Jacob Heckler, father, Gentleman; Samuel Bergey, son-in-law, 36, farmer; Katie Bergey, granddau, 8; Karry Bergey, granddau, 6; Maggie Bergey, granddau, 4; Abraham Bergey, grandson, 3

[NI15590] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799) p. 4 - Jacob Heckler, 50, farmer; Barbara, 54, Abraham, 19, laborer; Susan Delp, 56 (Barbara's sister, probably); Sarah Landis, 9.

[NI15614] John Baugh, Sr., was a son of Jacob Bach (as the name was originally spelled) who was naturalized April 11-13, 1743. He received a patent April 12, 1743 for 211 acres of land in Coventry Township, Chester County, Pa. His wife was Barbara, daughter of Jacob Stager, to whom a Warrant for survey for 197 3/4 acres of land in Coventry, was granted in 1717. He died before a patent was issued. (Price Genealogy p 99)

[NI15640] 1850 PA census, Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 15b, taken Oct. 10:
Jonas Moyer, 25, merchant; Caroline, 23

[NI15675] On Feb 17, 1709 Heini Wenger was forced to have his two young sons (ages 3 and 1) baptized into the State Church at Wattenwil. He was called an Anabaptist at that time. He was hiding near Signau when he was captured in 1709. Heini Wenger of Wattenwil was in jail in 1709 at Bern and was exiled to Pennsylvania in 1710. He was sent to Holland in 1710. He arrived at Skippack, Montgomery Co PA, in 1717.

George F.P. Wanger of Pottstown PA is a descendant. Samuel S. Wenger (editor of The Wenger Book) was acquainted with him and on one occasion George explained to Samuel that his family had adopted the spelling Wanger a generation or two earlier to distinguish them from a Jewish family in Philadelphia. The editor has since identified this Jewish Wenger family as being the descendants of Noah Wenger, outlined on p. 1035 of The Wenger Book.

[NI15679] 1850 PA census - Chester Co, North Coventry Twp (roll 765) p. 170 - listed in the household of his brother-in-law, Samuel Stauffer.

[NI15683] From ancestry.com:
Montgomery-Bucks, PA Genealogy doesn't give Daniel as a son of John K. Kulp (1851-1934) and Hannah Keyser (1854-1911) or John and Mary Ann Detweiler (b. 1856).
William Grubb database gives Daniel as son of John K. Kulp and Hannah B. Keyser ?, also gives birth as "Sep 3, 1881 maybe 1888."

[NI15712] I'm guessing that Magdalena is in thie family: Levering p. 114 lists Modlin as a daughter of Sidonia (Levering) and Peter DeHaven.

[NI15728] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 20, taken Aug. 27:
James Price, 28, shoemaker; Magdalena, 28; Edwin Harley, 22, saddler; Elias Freed, 19, shoemaker; John Deckert, 29, labourer

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306C:
James H. Price, 58, farmer; Magdalena, wife, 49; Mary, dau, 23; Reinhart, son, 20, farm laborer; Lincoln, son, 18, farm laborer; Ellsworth, son, 15, farm laborer; Sallie, dau, 11

[NI15740] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 48, taken Sept. 23:
Christian Hunsicker, 33, farmer; Sarah Hunsicker, 27; Garret, 6; Catherine, 2; Ruebin Walt, 20, farmhand; Sarah Moyer, 19

[NI15742] Biographical sketch on Philip M. Hunsicker, pp 1027-1028, History of Montgomery County.

[NI15744] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 49b, taken Sept. 24:
John Z. Tyson, 46, farmer; Mary Tyson, 35; Amos, 16; Henry, 14; Elizabeth, 12; Mary, 8; Elizabeth Sholl, 21
Next household is John's parents Abraham and Elizabeth Tyson.

[NI15750] Kulp p. 219 says he's the son of Catharine Kolb & John Stauffer. Genealogical Record of Henry Stauffer p. 170 put him in the family of Susanna Schaum & Dillman Stauffer (even though his middle initial was K). Based on the middle initial, I'm putting him as a son of Catharine Kolb.

1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Perkiomen Twp (taken Aug 28, 1850), Roll 799, p. 36:
Garret Stauffer, 42, farmer; Esther, 37; John, 16, farmhand; Catherine, 14; Elizabeth, 11; Lewis, 9; Barbara, 7; Ann, 3; Garret, 5/12

[NI15751] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp, roll 799, p. 46b, taken Sept. 20:
William Hunsicker, 29, farmer; Ann Hunsicker, 24; MaryJane, 3; Abraham, 1; Matthias For??, 16, farmhand; William Hammel, 12; Elizabeth Hunsicker, 17

[NI15759] Elizabeth is not in this family in the Landis-Landes Family (see p. 9).

[NI15767] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 307A:
Enos Wampole, 37, farmer; Jacob H. Kline, father-in-law, 55, retired farmer; Susan Kline, mother-in-law, 55; Susan Wampole, dau, 9; Jacob Wampole, son, 6; John Kline, nephew, 5

[NI15782] Is this the Hannah Weidner who married Daniel Brown?

[NI15793] Herald of Truth - March 1, 1906, pp 71-72:
Geisinger - On the 1st of Feb., 1906, at Line Lexington, Bucks Co.. Pa., of a stroke of paralysis Daniel Geisinger, aged 83 years. He leaves a sorrowing companion, three sons and three daughters. He was buried on the 6th at the Line Lexington Mennonite burying-ground. He was one of the oldest and most respected residents of that neighborhood.

[NI15800] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 799), p. 13 - also listed in this household: George Andrew, age 22; Catharine Moyer (?), age 21; Jacob Sholl, age 12

1860 PA census - Montgomery Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1143), p. 201, taken July 21:
William Nice, 38, farmer; Sarah Nice, 37; John, 14; Elizabeth, 13; Catharine, 11; Mary, 8; Elmira, 6; William, 2; Christian Ablitz, 21, farm laborer, born Wertemberg; Catharine Nice, 75, widow

1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Franconia Twp (roll 1157), p. 79A, taken June 5:
William Nice, 58, farmer; wife Sarah, 57; son William, 21, at school; son Abraham, 19; dau Emma, 17; Laura Cassel, 11, granddau; Edwin Walter, 18, servant; Barbara Nice, 20, dau-in-law; Sallie, 10/12, born Aug, grandchild

[NI15803] 1930 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 117 (image 25 of 41), taken April 21:
William Freed, Head, 38, md. at age 22; wife Mamie, 38, md. at age 22; son Ernest, 15; son Russell, 13; dau Evelyn, 11; dau Elizabeth, 8; dau Luella, 4-10/12; son Herbert, 1-1/12

Gospel Herald - Nov. 1, 1983, p. 766:
Freed, William G., son of Henry A. and Aquilla (Godshall) Freed, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 5, 1892; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Oct. 7, 1983; aged 90 y. He was married to Mamie Gottshall, who died in 1961. On Jan. 23, 1982, he was married to Martha Musselman Price, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ernest G. and Russell G. Freed), 2 daughters (Elizabeth G.-Mrs. Leroy M. Halteman, and Luella-Mrs. Hubert J. Grubb), 5 stepchildren (Marion P. Moyer, Kathryn-Mrs. Wilmer Styer, Thelma P. Bardman, Daniel M. Price, and Elaine P.-Mrs. Charles Seitz), 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by one daughter (Evelyn G. Bishop), one son (Herbert G. Freed), and 4 brothers. He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Indian Creek Church of the Brethren, Oct. 10, in charge of Luke H. Brandt and Russell B. Musselman; interment in Indian Creek Cemetery.

[NI15811] 1850 PA census - Mont. Co, Upper Hanover Twp, p. 146: John Koch, 22, laborer; Sophie, 27; Mahlon, 2; Lovina, 6/12; Jonas Y. Schultz, 21, physician.

[NI15816] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Perkiomen Twp (roll 799) p. 43 - George C. Reiff, 46, farmer; Elizabeth, 38, Sarah, 18, Maryann, 16, Jacob, 14, Abraham, 12, Charles, 8, Hannah, 5. Listed next to his parents Jacob Reiff, 78, gentleman, and Sarah, 75.

[NI15824] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306C:
Jacob M. Price, 36, farmer; Catherine, wife, 36; Abel, son, 6; John Oelschlager, other, 14, farm laborer, born PA, father born Hess Darmstadt, mother born PA; Joseph Bolley, other, 47, born Wurtemburg, parents born Wurtemburg

[NI15826] 1880 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 1158), p. 306D:
Abraham M. Price, 31, farmer; Susan, wife, 24; Wilson, son, 4; Sallie, dau, 3; Ida, dau, 2; Susan, dau, 9M; Amanda Stauffer, other, 11, servant; Allen Reiff, other, 19, farm laborer

[NI15828] Gospel Herald - July 5, 1960, pp 615-616:
Alderfer, Harvey M., son of Abram and Sarah (Moyer) Alderfer, was born Oct. 26, 1884; died instantly under his overturned tractor on the farm on which he had lived all his life, May 26, 1960; aged 75 y. 5 m. On May 12, 1908, he was married to Susan T. Landes, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Walter, Frederick, Pa.; and Isaiah, Harleysville, Pa.), 2 daughters (Marie-Mrs. Harlan Nice, Harleysville; and Mildred-Mrs. John Bucher, Dover, Pa.), 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Martha--Mrs. John Ruth). Two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at Landis' Funeral Home, in charge of Abram Metz, and at the Franconia Church, of which he was a lifelong member, with Menno Souder and Curtis Bergey officiating; interment in adjoining cemetery.

[NI15829] Herald of Truth - March 17, 1904, pp 95-96:
ALDERFER.-Feb. 24, 1904, at the residence of her son, Levi S. Alderfer, just deceased, Susanna, widow of the late Jacob Alderfer, aged 74 Y., 11 M., 1 D. Her maiden name was Swartley. She was the mother of ten children, of whom nine survive. Sister Alderfer was a good woman, a kind neighbor, a lifelong member of the Mennonite church at Salford, where she was regular in attendance at divine worship. Interment at the Lower Salford Mennonite M. H., by the side of her husband. Peace to her ashes.

[NI15840] 1930 PA census - Mont. Co, Lower Salford Twp, p. 117b (image 26 of 41), taken April 21:
David Cassel, Head, 44, md. at age 21; wife Lizzie, 43, md. at age 21; son Hugh, 21; dau Ethel, 20; dau Sara, 14; dau Elizabeth, 10; son Ellis, 7

[NI15849] Gospel Herald - Oct. 11, 1960, pp 903-904:
Moyer, Mary Ellen, daughter of Henry and Amelia (Nice) Landis, was born March 10, 1884; died after a lingering illness. Sept. 12, 1960, at Franconia, Pa.; aged 76 y. 6 m. 2 d. On Jan. 10, 1903, she was married to Vincent F. Moyer, who died Sept. 10, 1931. Surviving are 7 daughters (Eva--Mrs. Jacob F. Nyce, Mercer, Pa.; Katie--Mrs. Francis D. Moyer, Vernfield, Pa.; Maggie--Mrs. Howard M. Willoner and Ada-- Mrs. Mahlon M. Alderfer, both of Souderton; Lizzie--Mrs. Harold L. Garges, Harleysville; Marian--Mrs. Elmer K. Godshall, Franconia; and Esther--Mrs. Emerson M. Swartley, Perkasie), 29 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Katie Nyce, Lansdale; Mrs. Clayton Nyce, Hatfield; and Mrs. Jacob Gehman, Telford). One daughter also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 16, in charge of Curtis L. Bergey and Menno Souder.

[NI15860] Herald of Truth - Aug. 15, 1900, pp 254-255:
GODSHALL - On the 5th of July, 1900, at Morwood, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis, Bro. Jacob Godshall, aged 62 years, 11 months and 11 days. He leaves a sorrowing widow, four sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. Interment on the 9th at Franconia. Services at the house by Jacob Booz, and by Josiah Clemmer and M.R. Moyer at the meeting house. Text, Isa. 38:1.

[NI15913] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Lower Salford Twp (roll 799), p. 22, taken Aug. 28:
John Kratz, 29, farmer; Margaret, 25; Jesse Dettry, 12; Joseph Dettry, 47, labourer

[NI15918] Herald of Truth - April 15, 1886, pp 126-127:
SWARTLY - On the 18th of March, in New Britain, Bucks Co., Pa., Elizabeth, wife of John Swartly, aged 53 years, 9 months and 29 days. She was buried on the 22d at Line Lexington Meeting-house, where many friends were assembled to sympathize with the bereft ones.

[NI15920] Herald of Truth ­ May 1, 1895, pp 142-143 Obituaries:
HALDEMAN. ­ On the 8th of April, 1895, in Warrington Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Bro. Charles Haldeman, aged 68 years, 6 months and 18 days. He was buried on the 14th of April at Line Lexington M. H. The services were conducted at the house by S. Gross and Uriah Widener from Rev. 14: 13, and at the church by John Walter, Isaac Rickert and H. Rosenberger. Brother Haldeman was a faithful member of the Mennonite church from his early years and his seat was seldom vacant when health and circumstances would permit, and having been faithful to the end, we hope that he has received the crown of righteousness. He leaves a sorrowing widow, two sons and one daughter to mourn his death; they need not mourn, however, as those who have no hope. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

[NI15931] Gospel Herald ­ Nov. 18, 1952 pp 1141-1143 Obituaries:
Ruth, Ellen, -- She was the daughter of Henry B. and Mary (Hendricks) Keeler, born near Kulpsville, Pa., July 24, 1875; passed away at the home of her daughter, Colmar, Pa., Sept. 23, 1952; aged 77 y. 1 m. 30 d. On Jan. 14, 1894, she was united in marriage to Menno D. Moyer, who passed away Jan. 24, 1910. On Nov. 26, 1911, she was united in marriage to Isaiah G. Ruth, who passed away Dec. 28, 1941. Two sons also preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter (Bertha-Mrs. Horace K. Ruth), 4 stepsons (Marvin D., Hatfield, Pa.; Arthur D., Souderton, Pa.; Howard D., and Willard D., both of Chalfont, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one half brother (Harrison H. Keeler, Souderton, Pa.). She was a member of the Lexington Mennonite Church, Line Lexington, Pa., where funeral services were held Sept 27, in charge of Claude B. Meyers. Interment was made in the Towamencin Cemetery.

[NI15932] Herald of Truth - May 1867, pp 79-80:
On the 14th of January, 1867, in Whitpain Township, Montgomery Co. Pa., of Typhoid fever, JOSEPH B. BEYER, aged 49 years, 8 months, and 27 days. He was buried, on the 17th, at the Worcester Mennonite burying-ground, on which occasion a funeral dis course (sic) was delivered by the brethren Geo. Detweiler and Abm. Wismer from Rev. 14:13. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn thir (sic) loss. He was sick about eight weeks, and, during his illness, was led seriously to consider the wellfare (sic) of his soul, and, about a week previous to his death, upon an earnest confession of faith, he was baptized and received as a brother into the Mennonite Church. A few days previous to his death, he said in a very solemn manner to his wife that, whenever he had been from her, and remained an hour or two beyond the time appointed for his return, she would be alarmed and concerned for his safety; "yet with all your kindness," said he, "I cannot stay with you: the Master is coming and I must depart and leave you." But they may comfort their hearts with the assurance that he is eternally happy.

[NI15939] 1850 PA census - Montgomery Co, Worcester Twp (roll 799) p. 277a

[NI15941] Herald of Truth - Oct. 15, 1887, pp 318-319:
RECOLLECTIONS of Elizabeth, wife of John Metz, of Norritonville, Montgomery Co., Pa., died Sept. 22, 1887,aged 81 years, 8 mos. and 17 days.
One by one God removes His people from among us. The Angel of death is busy going his rounds, taking one here and another there; sometimes a father, sometimes a mother and sometimes a tiny bud which was the idol of the home. In this case he has taken a mother, and a mother whose responsibilities and duties during her life were many, and whose place can never be filled. Over thirty years she watched over a sickly daughter who in all that time was confined to the bed. Think of that mother's care during that length of time. Think of the many sleepless, lonely hours. When all around her was hushed in silent slumber, she could be seen bending over that sick daughter's bed ministering to her wants and thus discharging her many duties from time to time.
As we attended the funeral and saw the weeping remaining ones of the family (though few in number), saw the old Homestead, and many other things to remind us of by-gone days, it seemed a thousand recollections would crowd in at once. I thought of our childhood days, when we lived side by side as neighbors, though some years had intervened since we saw each other, and now for the first time to look upon her as a helpless, motherless, weakly mortal, my heart was filled to overflowing. As I gazed upon the pale thin face and weeping eyes, occasioned by the loss of one whose counsel was so much needed, I thought of the wonderful love I so often saw that mother exhibit as from day to day she cared for her sick one.
The many years I knew this mother I never heard her murmur or complain of her burden being heavy. Thus from time to time the great truth was manifested in her: "As thy days, so shall thy strength be," for she was sick very little in her time, always able to discharge her duties, until within a few years of her death, when she became rather feeble. And now, as her life in this world is ended and her work is done, and she is laid away, we trust to a sweet rest, I deeply sympathize with an only sister and aged father in this, their loss of one whom they so much loved. I would commend them to God who is our only Helper in time of trouble, and as the mother and two sons are over on t