Clara Sayman


Pond on Dutch Mountain
Near Bellasylva, PA
Land Formerly Owned by the Junk Family
Now Owned by the Hoffman Family
July 2015
Photo Contributed by Mary Ellen Hoffman

The Descendants of Clara May Sayman

The material in this brief summary was organized and contributed by Dick Hunsinger, who lives in Berks County, PA. He can be reached at rhunsi2@ptd.net.com. The Sullivan County Settlers Web Page is grateful to Dick for this historical information.

Generation No. 1

CLARA MAY SAYMAN was born June 29, 1901, died March 28, 1993 in Towanda Mem. Hosp., Towanda, Bradford Co., PA, and was buried at Fairview Cem., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co.., PA She married (1) WILLARD IRVIN HUNSINGER March 27, 1921 in Zion Lutheran church parsonage, Sullivan Co.., PA, son of RALSTON and MARY HUNSINGER, and grandson of BARNEY HUNSINGER. Willard was born July 5, 1897 in Sullivan Co., PA, and died September 12, 1935 in Dushore, Sullivan Co.., PA. He was a veteran of WW I and is also buried at Fairview Cemetery in Cherry Township. Thereafter, Clara May married (2) CHARLES A. RAUB on July 10, 1962, son of GEORGE RAUB and LENA BONNING. Charles was born April 29, 1888 in Bellasylva, Wyoming Co., PA, died April 15, 1984, and was buried at Fairview as well. More information about the Raub family can be found in the Settlers page about Patrick McDonald & Martha Daly: Orphans, Miners and Soldiers. His son, also named CHARLES RAUB, married into this McDonald family.

The children of CLARA SAYMAN and WILLARD HUNSINGER were:

PAUL WILLARD HUNSINGER, b. December 19, 1922, Sullivan Co., PA; d. February 7, 1984.

AUDREY MARIE HUNSINGER, b. April 17, 1926, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA.

Generation No. 2

PAUL WILLARD HUNSINGER married BETTY LELJEDAL. He was a veteran: U. S. Air Force, pilot, WWII, Korea, Vietnam. The children of PAUL HUNSINGER and BETTY LELJEDAL were:

PAMELA HUNSINGER
LINDA HUNSINGER
RONALD HUNSINGER
CHRIS HUNSINGER.

AUDREY MARIE HUNSINGER married ROBERT RANKIN SHEPPARD, February 14, 1953 in Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co.., PA. He was born January 8, 1930 in Alexander, N.C. He was a veteran: U.S.M.C., Korea and Vietnam. The children of AUDREY HUNSINGER and ROBERT SHEPPARD are:

KIM ROBERT SHEPPARD, b. September 12, 1961, Beaufort, S. C.; m. WYELENE CAROL HAASE, August 8, 1987.
KAREN ANN SHEPPARD, b. January 20, 1965, Naval Hosp., Camp Lejune, N.C.

Generation No. 3

KAREN ANN SHEPPARD married KENNETH CHARLES BENZA, May 14, 1994. The child of KAREN SHEPPARD and KENNETH BENZA is:

BRANDEN CHARLES BENZA, b. September 14, 1996, Fairfax Hosp., Falls Church, VA.

Richard Hunsinger
Treasurer
Hunsinger/Huntzinger Family Association
December 29, 2000

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