|Sarah KEIM1904 was born in 1817. She died in 1905 at the age of 88. Parents: Samuel KEIM-188679 and Anna BLOUGH-188712.|
Spouse: Emanuel WEAVER-188718. Sarah KEIM and Emanuel WEAVER were married.
Sarah KEIM3018 was born on 3 November 1834 in Ohio. Parents: Emanuel KEIM-188697 and Magdalena GERBER-188698.
Spouse: Samuel EASH-178364. Sarah KEIM and Samuel EASH were married.
Spouse: John BENDER-178950.
Solomon KEIM1904 was born in 1804. He died in 1853 at the age of 49. Parents: Nicholas KEIM-89606 and Franey/Fanny STUTZMAN-89605.
Spouse: Elizabeth HOSTETLER-188673. Elizabeth HOSTETLER and Solomon KEIM were married.
Susan KEIM4942 was born (date unknown). Parents: John KEIM Sr.-88789 and Barbara LIVENGOOD-88790.
Spouse: Jacob HARSHBERGER-189116. Susan KEIM and Jacob HARSHBERGER were married.
Susanna KEIM1904 was born (date unknown). Parents: Samuel KEIM-188679 and Anna BLOUGH-188712.
Spouse: Christian WEAVER-188723. Susanna KEIM and Christian WEAVER were married.
Susanna KEIM132 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: John Frederick HUFF-193373. Susanna KEIM and John Frederick HUFF were married. Children were: Susanna HUFF-193372.
Susanna KEIM1904 was born in 1809. She died in 1876 at the age of 67. Parents: Nicholas KEIM-89606 and Franey HOSTETLER-188685.
Spouse: Stephen YODER-188687. Susanna KEIM and Stephen YODER were married.
Michael KEINADT3867,9226,10908 was born on 29 January 1720 in Winterlingen, Germany. He died on 7 November 1796 at the age of 76 in Augusta Co., VA. He was buried at Trinity Lutheran Church Cem. in Crimora, Augusta Co., VA. Plot: Sq 30, R4, #30.
Spouse: Margaret DILLER-174992. Margaret DILLER and Michael KEINADT were married. Children were: George Adam KOINER-174995, George Michael KOINER-174989, Kasper KOINER-174998.
Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living, Living.
Victor Peter KEINLEN2144 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Thelma June PRICE-159441. Thelma June PRICE and Victor Peter KEINLEN were married on 11 May 1940.
(First husband of AKE, Loretta) KEIPER2784 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Loretta AKE-53288. Loretta AKE and (First husband of AKE, Loretta) KEIPER were married.
Robert L. KEIPER3536 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Hannah LaRue ZOOK-12822. Hannah LaRue ZOOK and Robert L. KEIPER were married. Children were: Living.
Living (private). Parents: Robert L. KEIPER-12821 and Hannah LaRue ZOOK-12822.
Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living.
Lois KEIRN138 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Jack Agrelius SHIELDS-101902. Lois KEIRN and Jack Agrelius SHIELDS were married.
Alan A. KEISER1905 was born in 1877. He died in 1969 at the age of 92. Parents: John Allen KEISER-1196 and Susan "Sue" CHRISTIAN-1189.
Spouse: Elsie TOBIAS-110926. Elsie TOBIAS and Alan A. KEISER were married. Children were: Lois Rebecca KEISER-140737, Howard Tobias KEISER-110927.
Andrew KEISER1906 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Susannah HOFFMAN-140730. Susannah HOFFMAN and Andrew KEISER were married. Children were: William KEISER-110921.
David KEISER8196 was born in 1848. He died in 1917 at the age of 69. Parents: William KEISER-110921 and Eva (WIFE OF KEISER, WILLIAM)-110922.
Spouse: Mary PETERSEIM-110924. Mary PETERSEIM and David KEISER were married.
Elizabeth KEISER3361 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Wilson WILT-163572. Elizabeth KEISER and Wilson WILT were married. Children were: William H. WILT-163571.
Elizabeth KEISER7717,8779 was born about 1757 in on board ship to America.8779 She died on 17 June 1806 at the age of 49 in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA.1405,8779 She was buried in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA.1405
Spouse: Adam LOWER/LAUBER-37211. Elizabeth KEISER and Adam LOWER/LAUBER11958 were married before 1777. Descendants of Adam Lower
Generation No. 1
1. ADAM3 LOWER (FATHER2 LAUER, GRANDFATHER1) was born 1755 in
Wurtemburg, Germany. He married (1) NANCY DIGGINS. He married (2) E
LIZABETA KEISER Bef. 1806.
Notes for ADAM LOWER:
According to genealogy research of Rev. Joseph Leaney Lower:
Adam Lower lived most of his life in Williamsburg, Blair County,
PA which was in Huntingdon County in his day. He died there at the age
of 78 & was buried in the cemetery by the old stone church which was
either Luteran or Germa Reform. His wife Elizabeth died before him and
he married a second time.
Adam was born in Germany, Wurtemburg, in AD 1755. He and a sister
lived with their grandfather. His mother died when he was young. Of this
family we have but a meager traditionary history, but family tradition
has it that his father was a Major in the German army, and in an
engagement during the Seven Years' War, in which his command was
practically annihilated, he swam the river Rhine and upon reaching the
opposite shore found several bullets lodged in his helmet. It is also
understood he was killed in an engagement during rhat war, though we
have no record as to place or date.
Adam Lower's grandfather was very wealthy, & gained his wealthe
in this way: The cholera in a city in Germany (Wurtemburg) caused the
living to flee, & he received an enormous fortune for clearing the city
of its dead. For some reason, when a young man, Adam ran away from his
grandfather's home & came to America. He had only money enough to pay
part of his ship fare, & when he landed in America was sold in bondage
to satisfy the debt.
When the Revolutionary War broke out he secured his freedom by
enlisting in the Continental Army, which was in accordance with a law
passed by the Continental Congress, giving freedom to all white persons,
then serving bondage, who would enlist in the Continental Army.
We find the following Revolutionary record of Adam Lower in the
Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. III;
A muster roll of Captain William Heyser's Company, of the German
Regiment commanded by Baron Arendt, Colonel:
Quibbel Town, May 22, 1977.
Captain William Heyser, July 12, 1776
Privates, among whom is Adam Lower
The first record of settelemtn was in Maxatawney Township, Berks
County PA. The following certification of naturalization:
I do hereby swear that Adam lauer, of Maxatawney Township
hat voluntarily taken the oath of allegiance and fidelity, as directed
by an act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, passed the 13th day
of June AD 1777
Witness my hand and seal the 18th day of July AD 1778
Samuel Ely (L.S.)
In his naturalization papers the name is spelled Lauer, which is
the correct spelling, according to the German, but later the spelling
was changed to Lower which speling has been used by all his children.
According to date he would have been about 23 years of age at the
time of taking the oath of allegiance to the United States of Ameica. We
have no definite date of his marriage, but considering the date of his
wife's death, June 17, 1806, at the age of 49, and the fact that eleven
children were born, possibly two years apart, we can approximate the
date of marriage. His wife's maiden name was Elizabeth Keiser. She was
born on board a ship en route from Germany to America, AD 1757. The
record on her tombstone in Williamsburg PA is Elizabeta Lauer.
We have no record of Adam Lower's removal from Berks County PA to
Williamsburg PA, the in Huntingdon County, now Blair County. Adam Lower
bought land near Williamsburg PA for farms, and also lots in town. Many
of his children married i and near Williamsburg and remined there for
many years. He was a weaver by trade, and had a loom in his log house at
the foot of the hill below the Methodist Church, in Williamsburg.
IT is said that Adam Lower gave a man named Ulric a pwer of
attorney to go to Germany and collect the estate of his grandfather. The
man went, and was supposed to have obtained the estat, but never
returned, nor made a settlement with Adam Lower. This was a source of
trouble to Adam, fearing that his sister had been robbed of her share of
the estate. He never heard from his sister.
Adam Lower married his second wife, named Nancy Diggins, who had
a son named John diggins. The author can just remember this grandmother.
I was born in 1829 and grandfather died April 16, 1833.
LAST WILL AND TESTEMENT OF ADAM LOWER
In the name of God, Amen. I, Adam Lower, of the Borough of
Williamsburg, in the County of Huntingdon, and State of Pennsylvania,
being of weak body, but sound mind, memory and understanding, and
considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish
this, my last will and testement, and revoking all former will by me
I do order and direct that all my just devts and funeral expenses
be duly paid and satisfied, out of my personal estate, as soon as
conveniently can be after my decease.
Item the first:
I give and bequeath to my wife Nancy all that messuaage and tract
of land which I purchased from Daniel Clapper, situate and lying in
Frankstown Towmship, in the ocunty of said adjoing lands of Daniel
Clapper, Williams Rhodes and others, together with all my personal
property that I now possess, during her natural life, provided she
should durvive me.
Also the onefourth of the income of the land occupied by my sons
George and Daniel, yearly, with the on-half of all the fruit of the
orchard, in the tenure of my sone Daniel. Also the interest of a note I
hold against John Lower, to amount of sity ($60.00) doallars, is to be
Also the yearly interest of two several notes I hold against
Henry Lower, one of one hundred dollars, and the other of twenty-five
dollars, for and during her natural life. And after her decease my will
is that all described property, both real and personal and mixed, or any
more that I may possess, shall be sold by my executor, with full power
to convey the same to the purchasers, and the proceeds thereof shall be
equally divided between all my children, share and share alike.
And it is further my will that the articles of agreement made
between me and my sons, George and Daniel, are to be fulfilled to my
wife nancy, during her natural life in the same amnner and in the same
proportion as they were made payable to me.
And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint David Ake to be
the executor of this, my last will and testement.
In witness whereof I have herunto set my hadn and seal this the
fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eith hundred
Signed and sealed by the testator, as his last will and
testament, in the presence of us.
GEORGE DAVIS ADAM LOWER [SEAL]
THOMAS PATTERSON (in German)
Sworn and subscribed the 27th day of April, 1833, before
D.R.Porter, Registrar, George Davis, Thomas patterson
Huntingdon County PA ss
I, David R Porter, Registrar for the Probate of Wills and
granting letters of administration in and for said county of Huntingdon,
do certify that the above and foregoing is a true copy of the last will
and testament of Adama Lower, deceased, with the probate thereon taken,
duly registered, and remaining on file in the Registrar's office of said
county. In testimony whereof i have herunto set my hand and seal of the
said office at Huntidon the 29th day of April, 1933
D.R. porter, registrat
Child of ADAM LOWER and NANCY DIGGINS is:
i. JOHN4 DIGGINS, b. Aft. 1770; Stepchild. Children of ADAM L
ELIZABETA KEISER are:
2. ii. GEORGE4 LOWER, b. 1782; d. May 08, 1859.
3. iii. JOHN LOWER, b. February 18, 1793, Williamsburg, PA; d.
1858, Williamsburg, PA.
4. iv. HENRY LOWER, b. September 18, 1794.
5. v. CATHERINE LOWER, b. Abt. 1795, Williamsburg, PA; d. Bef. 1911.
6. vi. ELIZABETH LOWER, b. Abt. 1797.
vii. MARY LOWER, b. March 11, 1797, Williamsburg, PA; d. December
7. viii. DAVID LOWER, b. May 01, 1801, Williamsburg, PA; d. April 06,
8. ix. ADAM LOWER, b. Bef. 1806.
9. x. DANIEL LOWER, b. Bef. 1806; d. January 10, 1844.
10. xi. SARAH LOWER, b. Bef. 1800.
11. xii. JACOB LOWER, b. Abt. 1767; d. 1853, Noblesville IN.
Ms. ENGLE includes passages from "Lower Family In America" by Rev. Joseph
Leaney LOWER. I don't know where you can secure a copy.
Catharine LOWER was the daughter of Adam LOWER, born in Wurtemburg, Germany
in 1755. Adam and his sister lived in Germany with their grandfather since
his mother died when Adam was young. The father was a Major in the German
Army during the Seven Years War and was killed in that war. The grandfather
was wealthy and got his wealth during the cholera epidemic. People fled the
city and he cleaned up the city of the dead. Adam for some reason left his
grandfather and ran away to America. Since he had only part of his fare paid
he was sold into bondage and served eight years to satisfy his freedom
according to law which stated that anyone white person who would enlist in the Continental Army would get their freedom. He served in the German Regiment
as a Private in Capt. William HEYSER's Company. He was naturalized in 1777 in
Berks Co. Pennsylvania and was about 23 when he took the Oath of Allegiance.
His first wife, Elizabeth KEISER died 17 June 1806 age 49. There were 11
children to this union. She was buried in Williamsburg, Pa. Adam bought land
near Williamsburg for farming and also lots in the town. He was a weaver by
trade and had a loom in his log house at the foot of the hill below the
Methodist Church in Williamsburg. he later married Nancy DIGGINS. In his will
he bequeathed to his wife Nancy a tract of land he purchased from Daniel
CLAPPER in Frankstown Twp. adjoining Daniel CLAPPER, William RHODES and
Children were: Jacob LOWER-37500, Catherine LOWER-37128, George LOWER-37491, John LOWER-37492, Henry LOWER-37493, Elizabeth LOWER-37494, Mary LOWER-37495, Sarah LOWER-37499, David LOWER-37496, Adam LOWER-37497, Daniel LOWER-37498.
Forest KEISER478,951 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Elizabeth W. BRUMBAUGH-1320. Elizabeth W. BRUMBAUGH and Forest KEISER were married after 1893.
Gretchen KEISER1905 died before 16 September 2006. Parents: Howard Tobias KEISER-110927 and Mary Elaine ""Bucky"" (WIFE OF KEISER, HOWARD TOBIAS)-110928.
Howard Tobias KEISER1905 was born on 9 April 1910 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH. He died about 16 September 2006 at the age of 96 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.
From the Cincinatti.com website
KEISER, Howard Tobias
KEISER . Howard Tobias Keiser was born in Dayton, Ohio April 9, 1910, the son of Alan and Elsie Keiser. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Elaine "Bucky'', and daughter Gretchen. He is survived by sons Hugh (Cathy) Keiser of Colt's Neck, New Jersey; Michael (Rosemary) and Peter (Sandy) Keiser of Cincinnati. He has seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He graduated from Steele High School in Dayton in 1928 and went on to receive a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He later earned a Law Degree from Georgetown University. Mr. Keiser is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. During World War II, he worked writing patents for many of the aircraft used during the war. He was retired from Cincinnati Milacron where he was chief patent attorney. Visitation will be held Monday September 18 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 607 Sycamore Stre! et, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 from 9 A.M. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. The family requests that donations be made to United Cerebral Palsy of Cincinnati, 3601 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, or the charity of one's choice. Services in care of E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.
Funeral Home: E.C. Nurre Funeral Home Funeral Date: Sept.18, 10 a.m.
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He was buried on 18 September 2006 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.1905 Parents: Alan A. KEISER-110925 and Elsie TOBIAS-110926.
Spouse: Mary Elaine ""Bucky"" (WIFE OF KEISER, HOWARD TOBIAS)-110928. Mary Elaine ""Bucky"" (WIFE OF KEISER, HOWARD TOBIAS) and Howard Tobias KEISER were married. Children were: Gretchen KEISER-110929, Hugh KEISER-110930, Michael KEISER-110932, Peter KEISER-110934.
Hugh KEISER1905 was born (date unknown). Parents: Howard Tobias KEISER-110927 and Mary Elaine ""Bucky"" (WIFE OF KEISER, HOWARD TOBIAS)-110928.
Spouse: Cathy (WIFE OF KEISER, HUGH)-110931. Cathy (WIFE OF KEISER, HUGH) and Hugh KEISER were married.
John KEISER52 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Isabelle ALLEN-179698. Isabelle ALLEN and John KEISER were married on 7 December 1845.
John Allen KEISER1906,5937,8193 was born on 5 March 1852 in near New Lebanon, Jackson Twp., Montgomery Co., OH.5937,8196 He died on 9 November 1904 at the age of 52.5937,8196 He was buried at New Harris Creek Cem. in Bradford, Miami Co., OH.5937 John was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Covington, Miami Co., OH. Parents: William KEISER-110921 and Eva (WIFE OF KEISER, WILLIAM)-110922.
Spouse: Susan "Sue" CHRISTIAN-1189. Susan "Sue" CHRISTIAN and John Allen KEISER were married on 26 December 1875.5937 Children were: Alan A. KEISER-110925.
Lois Rebecca KEISER1906 was born on 3 June 1907. She died on 1 June 1990 at the age of 82. She had Social Security Number 291-42-7229. Parents: Alan A. KEISER-110925 and Elsie TOBIAS-110926.
Spouse: La Grange Damon WHITMORE-140738. Lois Rebecca KEISER and La Grange Damon WHITMORE were married. Children were: Lois Carolyn WHITMORE-140739, L. Damon WHITMORE-140740.
Michael KEISER1905 was born (date unknown). Parents: Howard Tobias KEISER-110927 and Mary Elaine ""Bucky"" (WIFE OF KEISER, HOWARD TOBIAS)-110928.
Spouse: Rosemary (WIFE OF KEISER, MICHAEL)-110933. Rosemary (WIFE OF KEISER, MICHAEL) and Michael KEISER were married.
Peter KEISER1905 was born (date unknown). Parents: Howard Tobias KEISER-110927 and Mary Elaine ""Bucky"" (WIFE OF KEISER, HOWARD TOBIAS)-110928.
Spouse: Sandy (WIFE OF KEISER, PETER)-110935. Sandy (WIFE OF KEISER, PETER) and Peter KEISER were married.
Sarah KEISER5201 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Andrew MARKLEY-4646. Sarah KEISER and Andrew MARKLEY were married. Children were: MARKLEY-4751.
Susannah KEISER677 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Andrew CASPER-6317. Susannah KEISER and Andrew CASPER were married. Children were: Washington CASPER-6316.
Thomas E. KEISER Jr.7452 was born (date unknown). Parents: Thomas E. KEISER/KEYSER-104206 and Minnie Marie BRUMBAUGH-7698.
William KEISER8196 was born in 1827. He died in 1882 at the age of 55. Parents: Andrew KEISER-140729 and Susannah HOFFMAN-140730.
Spouse: Eva (WIFE OF KEISER, WILLIAM)-110922. Eva (WIFE OF KEISER, WILLIAM) and William KEISER were married. Children were: David KEISER-110923, John Allen KEISER-1196.
Thomas E. KEISER/KEYSER3821,7452 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Minnie Marie BRUMBAUGH-7698. Minnie Marie BRUMBAUGH and Thomas E. KEISER/KEYSER were married. Children were: Thomas E. KEISER Jr.-104207.
John KEISLER858 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Jane WARD-22388. Jane WARD and John KEISLER were married. Children were: More KEISLER-33424.
More KEISLER858 was born (date unknown). Parents: John KEISLER-33422 and Jane WARD-22388.
Edith KEISTER7299 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Ralph H. LUNG-2465. Edith KEISTER and Ralph H. LUNG were married.
Elizabeth KEISTER143 was born on 29 October 1906.
Spouse: Robert Grover EARON-202654. Elizabeth KEISTER and Robert Grover EARON were married on 12 September 1950.
Eva KEISTER3181 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Charles JUDY-198571. Eva KEISTER and Charles JUDY were married in Blue Grass, Highland Co., VA. Children were: Doris JUDY-198575, George JUDY-198577, Gertrude JUDY-198579.
Grace E. KEISTER11959 was born in 1910. She died in 1987 at the age of 77. She was buried at Lind Memorial Cem. in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., PA. Grace was a charter member of Calvary Bible Church in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., PA.
Spouse: Lester R. PRY-124499. Grace E. KEISTER and Lester R. PRY were married. Children were: Fay PRY-124502, Josephine PRY-124503, Ray E. PRY-124504, James PRY-61137, Gladys Ann PRY-124501, Carl PRY-124505, Living, Living, Gary PRY-196191.
Jackson Ambrose KEISTER1907 was born in 1901. He died in 1984 at the age of 83.
Spouse: Ethyl (WIFE OF KEISTER, JACKSON AMBROSE)-156355. Ethyl (WIFE OF KEISTER, JACKSON AMBROSE) and Jackson Ambrose KEISTER were married. Children were: Kitty Blanche KEISTER-156357.
Kitty Blanche KEISTER1907 was born (date unknown). Parents: Jackson Ambrose KEISTER-156356 and Ethyl (WIFE OF KEISTER, JACKSON AMBROSE)-156355.
Spouse: Ray VANDERBY-156358. Kitty Blanche KEISTER and Ray VANDERBY were married.
Levi W. KEISTER1907 was born in 1874. He died in 1958 at the age of 84.
Spouse: Nora BOWLBY-156353. Nora BOWLBY and Levi W. KEISTER were married in 1895. Children were: Ethyl (WIFE OF KEISTER, JACKSON AMBROSE)-156355.
Spouse: Living. Children were: Living.
Samuel Edward KEISTER II3 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Living. Children were: Living.
Living (private). Parents: Samuel Edward KEISTER II-97652 and Living.
Sarah KEISTER6834 was born on 3 January 1811. She died on 11 September 1904 at the age of 93.
Spouse: Daniel BRUMBAUGH-5120. Sarah KEISTER and Daniel BRUMBAUGH were married in 1833. Children were: Matilda BRUMBAUGH-6102, Catharine BRUMBAUGH-6103.
Spouse: (Second husband of KEISTER, Sarah) DITCH-6104. Sarah KEISTER and (Second husband of KEISTER, Sarah) DITCH were married.
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Susannah Margaret KEISTER8298 was born in 1826. She died in 1910 at the age of 84.
Spouse: William CLARK-15623. Susannah Margaret KEISTER and William CLARK were married. Children were: Charles Ephram CLARK-176348, Robert Franklin CLARK-176349.