The Faces and Families of Old Sullivan County


Benjamin Sayman II as a Young Man
Born in Berks County, PA April 3, 1830
Died June 19, 1914 in Sullivan County, PA
Married (1) Sarah Hartzig and (2) Elizabeth Shaffer
Photo contributed by Verna Mae Noecker
See more on Benjamin Sayman, his large extended families, and
the relationships among the Rohe, Sayman and Hartzig families in the text below.

The Faces and Families of Old Sullivan County

Group Four


We continue once again our efforts to record the anecdotal, pictorial and material history of families originating from or having lived for extended periods of time in Sullivan County, PA. We continue to receive stories and pictures from various contributors to the Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page. My colleagues and I are grateful for this material and will endeavor to do our very best to preserve it and the associated history for posterity. Once again, these materials are presented in no particular order other than to provide you the reader with a visual and historical impression of life in our home county from 100 to 200 years ago. Comments and reflections are encouraged and invited.


Family Members of Emanuel G. and Maria (Houser) Hieber
Left: Group Photo At the Harrington Creamery in Dushore, PA
Right: One of the Hieber Girls with her Bicycle
About 1900
Photos contributed by Sherri Hieber-Day
Specific identities not provided on the photo originals.
See more on the Hieber family in the text below.

INDEX of FAMILIES:

The Descendants of Isaac T. Sones
History of the Benjamin Sayman Family
The Descendants of John Hartzig
The Descendants of Jacob Meyer
The Hieber Family


Isaac T. Sones
c. 1821-1871
Born in Lycoming County, PA
Died in Lucas, Iowa
Son of George Washington Sones and Ann Lowe
Photo contributed by Teresa Porter

THE DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC T. SONES

Teresa Porter is married to a blood descendant of the great Sones family of Sullivan County, PA. Her husband Ronald Dale Porter, Jr. is the great-great grandson of Isaac T. Sones and a great-grandson of Joshuay Bougart Sones, born November 15, 1849, who will figure prominently in our story. Teresa is an avid historian of the Sones family and the history of the Sonestown, PA area, which George Washington Sones, the father of Isaac T. Sones, founded in 1804. She is responsible for collecting and organizing the text and pictures used here. In doing so, she has relied upon information from other sources about the lives of the Sones family who emigrated from Pennsylvania to Nebraska in the 1800s. Her sources include a cousin, Kathleen Sones, and a book on the Sones family in Nebraska, issued in March 1991 by Georgene Morris Sones (Mrs. Doyle W. Sones) of 12224 Franklin Circle, Omaha, NE 68154. The book's title is Johann Philip Sones and His Wife Anna Barbara Kern.

We are very appreciative of these sources for their assistance and contributions to this story. There are also other sources of information on this site that may be useful in providing a historical and family context. They include A Pictorial Legacy of Sonestown and Settlers XVIII: The Sones, Simmons and Stevenson Families: Elders, Patriots and Lumber Barons. Actually, the story we will tell here encompasses another tradition, that of the farmer and homesteader, a history also relevant and significant to the development of our country as we know it today.

Although it is posted elsewhere on the Sullivan County Genealogical Web Project pages, let's take one more look at the ascending Sones lineage that we will be discussing in this story:

Ronald Dale Porter, Jr, husband of our contributor

Ronald Dale Porter, Sr., b. March 20, 1934

Elsie Lura Sones, b.Dec.17, 1894

Joshuay Bougart Sones, b. Nov. 15, 1849

Isaac T. Sones, b. ca. 1821

George W. Sones, b. Nov. 1783, founder of Sonestown

Johann Peter Sones (Sohns), b. Nov. 23, 1755, Revolutionary War vet

Johann Philip Nicolaus (Sohns) Sones, b. ca. 1720, husband of Anna Barbara Kern; he is the immigrant and is buried at Moselem Lutheran Cemetery, Moselem Springs, Berk County, PA.

Johan Methes (Sohns) Sones, b. ca. 1678 or 1668-1697, husband of Anna Elizabeth _______?, never left Germany

We have bolded the names of Isaac and Joshuay above because we plan to focus on that period of Sones history and descendants thereafter who relocated from Sullivan County to Nebraska, Iowa and California. We will also talk about Joshuay's older brother Edmund Jefferson Sones, who remained in Pa, but removed to Columbia County. Notice that the original name was spelled "Sohns". "Johan Methes Sohns" and "Johann Philip Nicolaus Sohns" are the proper order of the full names. It seems that the conversion to using "Sones" came about during the life of Johann Peter, who was born and raised in North America. Teresa Porter quotes a professor Kepler Sones, Ph.D., of Penn State University as follows:

There were many Germans coming to Pennsylvania in the early 1700's to take advantage of William Penn's offer of land and religious toleration. The colony was predominantly English, but the number of Germans threatened to flood the population with German speaking people. It is possible that Johann Peter changed the name to a more English sounding one in order to be more accepted in an English colony and to show his support for the new nation since he fought in the American revolution. About 1678 Johann Matthes Sohns was born in Germany. His wife was Anna Elizabeth? They had two children, Maria Catharina Sohns born about 1700 in Birkenfeld, Oldenberg, Germany; and Johann Phillip Nicolaus Sohns who became the founder of many of the Sohns/Sones in North America.

Another convention that we should mention is the distinction between "call names" and "legal names". If the father's name was 'John or Johann', all the sons were given that name in front of their "call' name. So, for example, Philip may have been a man's call name, but his legal name would have been Johann Philip. If he had a brother named Peter, then Peter's legal name would have been Johann Peter. This convention disappeared after a generation or two in the New World, but it can lead to some confusion in tracing siblings who appear to have had the same first name.

Johann Peter Sones was the first member of this family known to have moved into Northern Pennsylvania. He obtained land in the part of Northumberland County from which Lycoming County was formed in 1795. Many of his descendants came to live in other counties formed from this northern wilderness: Centre County, formed in 1800; Union and Columbia Counties, formed in 1813; and, later, Sullivan County, formed from Lycoming County in 1847. His land acquisitions came in the form of land grants, since he was a Revolutionary War veteran. On March 8, 1793, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania awarded him grant #S783 for 296+ acres on the south side of Muncy Creek, adjoining the lands of Adam Beaver, Daniel and Joseph Hill, and Joseph Litchard. This land was along Sick Run in what is now Lycoming County. On January 18, 1794 and again in 1814, Johann Peter received additional grants of 234 and 75 acres, respectively, both grants adjoining his original land in this area.

The 1830 Federal census places "Peter" Sones in Moreland Township, Lycoming County, living with his wife and two chldren, one of each gender. His wife is apparently older than Peter, since she is grouped in the "80-90 years of age" group while he is in the "70-80 years of age" group. In fact, he was 75 in that year. The son is aged between 15 and 20 and the daughter between 10 and 15. Names of dependents were not requested for the Census at that time.

On October 6, 1832, Peter applied for a pension as a Revolutionary War veteran (Record # 23934). Peter asserted that he enlisted in 1776 in the company of Captain Jacob Mouser, under Colonel Lutz as commander of the "Flying Camp". In his own handwriting, he wrote that he "was enlisted at my Father's house in Richmond Township in Berks County in Pennsylvania". The unit formed up at the tavern of Daniel Levan in Maxatawney Township, then marched in turn to Bethlehem, then Easton, in PA; on through Amboy, NJ; and eventually to New York City. After the Battle of Long Island, his unit served under George Washington in New York. Peter became sick just eight days before the end of his enlistment, but was allowed to go home anyhow. He re-enlisted in the fall of 1777 for another six months. He was sent off with a team under a wagon master named Kepner and crossed the Delaware River at Easton, PA. He served there, and also in Amboy and elsewhere. After this enlistment period, he was subsequently drafted and served as a guard of the public stores at Reading, PA. Joseph Litchard and John Beaver of Muncy Creek Township both vouched for Peter's military service, Litchard having known Peter before his enlistment some 56 years in the past. Litchard, it was noted, had lived in Northumberland/Lycoming County for 48 years and Peter had lived near him for 38 of those years (since 1794).

As part of his petition for a pension, Peter answered several other questions about himself:

He was born in Richmond Township, Berks County, PA, on 23 November, 1755.
He based his age on a record in the bible of his father's family, given to him when he had moved to the Lycoming area in 1794.
He indeed had lived in Richmond Township when he enlisted and later was drafted into service.
He was discharged in writing at Trenton, NJ by Colonel Haller; the paper had subsequently been taken by Sergeant Daniel Stout, presumably when Peter was drafted, and it was never returned nor replaced.
He offered as character witnesses Samuel Shoemaker, justice of the peace, and William Cox Ellis, attorney-at-law.

The Williamsport (PA) Lycoming Gazette of November 9, 1850, reported the death on November 3 in Moreland Township of Peter Sones, a "soldier of the revolutionary war", at the "advanced age of 97 years, 11 months and 10 days." While off by two years, the intent of the obituary was on the mark. He is buried at Moreland Cemetery, Lycoming County, PA.

Peter's son George Washington Sones at one time owned the entire Muncy Valley, PA. How did George Washington Sones originally come into the lands around present-day Sonestown? According to local history, the first settlers of that area were Timothy Crawley and Peter Anderson. They built a cabin and lived together until Crawley married. Benjamin Fiester then bought their property. John Whitacre actually owned the land on which Sonestown now sits which he sold to George W. Sones. Sonestown was founded in 1804. George subsequently sold a large part of his land holdings to his son John, Isaac's brother, who lived there until his death. John Sones made improvements on the land, which included the site of the village of Glen Sharon. His father George also built a sawmill near the present village of Sonestown about 1843.

Another brother of George Washington Sones, Daniel Sones, raised a family that, after his death in 1824, relocated to Center County, PA, and propagated in that area as told in the previsouly mentioned Settlers XVIII: The Sones, Simmons and Stevenson Families.


Isaac T. Sones (1821-1871)
In Civil War Uniform
Photo contributed by Teresa Porter
Obtained from Sandy Breitenbach

Peter's grandson, Isaac T. Sones, was born in 1821 in Lycoming County, PA, which at that time included the as-yet-not-formed Sullivan County; he died Feb. 3, 1871 in Otter Creek Township, Lucas County, IA. Isaac was another son of George Washington Sones, the founder of Sonestown, and Ann Lowe. On March 9, 1842, Isaac married Lucy "Matilda" Unger, born about 1825 in Columbia County, PA, daughter of John Unger and Mary Elizabeth Faust. She died while he was in the Civil War. Her tombstone, shown below in the Old Sonestown Cemetery, says she died at about age 40 in 1861. Isaac was serving with Company F of the 84th Regiment of Pennsylvania troops at that time. This date is almost certainly erroneous, since family records (see below) show that Matilda died in childbirth in 1864. Also, Isaac's Civil War pension application filed in 1889 by his second wife, Sarah E. (Bixby) Sylvara, indicates that Matilda died January 19, 1864. Isaac married Sarah, b. 04/02/1832 in Bainbridge, NY, in any case on October 10, 1864; she died on October 13, 1906 in Lucas County, IA. She was the daughter of Changler and Urania (Stackhouse) Bixby. Sarah was also the widow of John Silvara ("Sylvara") who drowned in the creek near Muncy, PA in 1864. Isaac and his wife Sarah are buried at Old Fletcher Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa.

In July 2003, Carol Sones Shetler posted the following article:

Chariton Leader
Chariton, Iowa
Tuesday, July 31, 2001

Grave of Civil War soldier, visited by Pennsylvania Descendant

By Carol Sones Shetler

With the influx to America, and many of those persons relocating to places within its borders, families were separated, some never to meet again. By changing the names, times and places, the following account could fit thousandsof families, perhaps even yours.

West of beautiful Ohio, the land of Lincoln and the Hoosier state, lies Iowa. That journey west in 1869 by my great-great-grandfather, was surely more difficult than the same trip I recently followed, 132 years later.

After learning the final resting place of Isaac Sones about two decades ago, the opportunity presented itself to visit his gravesite more than 1,000 miles away in Lucas County, Iowa. I wanted to visit the area from which the family branched out to after living for several generations in Pennsylvania.

Born in 1821 near the village of Clarkstown in Pennsylvania’s Lycoming County, Isaac was the youngest child of George and Ann Lowe Sones. When age 19, he moved with them to nearby Sullivan County, resulting in Sonestown bearing the family name.

When the Civil War began, Isaac was 40 years old, well past fighting age, yet despite a large and growing family, he joined the war effort, along with two sons.

Perhaps he felt an obligation to continue the family military tradition, as both grandfathers, Private Johan “Peter” Sones and Captain John Low ("Lowe"), had fought in the Revolutionary War.

Or he may have gone to protect, not only his own sons, but several nephews who also joined the conflict.

Unfortunately, he lost nephews John Ball, 18, who succumbed to smallpox and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and Peter Sones, the only son of his elder brother John, whose marker stands in Old Sonestown Cemetery.

Upon discharge, Isaac needed help to disembark from the train, and later tragedy struck when wife Matilda Unger died, followed soon after by their infant daughter, adding more graves to the family plot at Sonestown.

In time, Isaac married widow Sarah Bixby Sylvara, already the mother of two children, and moved to West Buffalo township, Union County, Pa. Born to the couple there were Rosa and Ira.

This was about the time a decision affecting destiny was made. Taking into consideration the available facts, circumstances at the time, and a bit of conjecture, the following is concluded:

Post war times were tough, the family was poor, and reports from relatives already in the west where land and opportunity seemed to abound, may have been an enticing sound. One of Isaac’s older sons, along with a Simmons nephew, planned to go west. Before leaving, Isaac took his son aside and pleaded that he also take two of the little brothers with them, and he was “overrun with children, resulting in too many mouths to feed.” The added responsibility of the boys would challenge the elder brother, who walked with crutches due to improper healing of broken legs. However, the wishes of the father were obliged, and the foursome were westward bound.

Soon the parents of the first wife died and their property in Columbia County was sold, with one of the executors being Isaac Sones. The inheritance may have become the means which enabled Isaac and part of his family to gather their belongings and go to Iowa.

Remaining forever in Pennsylvania were Isaac’s two eldest children, already married with families of their own. They were Edmund J. Sones of Derrs in Columbia County (my great-grandfather) and Elizabeth Sones, wife of Charles Ball in Lycoming County.

Eventually the pioneer part of the Sones family arrived in Otter Creek Township, Lucas County, Iowa, and made it their home. Either due to ill health, the stress of the trip, or both, Isaac died in February 1871 at age 50, less than two years after their arrival near Norwood. A few descendants of his family remain in and around Iowa’s Lucas County. A grandson, Donald Sones, died in 1999. Others had gone to Cherokee County, as well as to Nebraska, California, Oregon and beyond.

In Fletchers Cemetery, we found a tall narrow stone marking the grave of Isaac Sones. A GAR holder was flagless the day we visited in June. Eventually other family members were laid to rest in that rural cemetery off Highway 65 south of Des Moines. We spent an hour among rolling hills similar to those of the Keystone State. No houses were in sight. No noise penetrated the stillness. There was nothing but white clouds floating east in the sky overhead. Blooming in the unused side of the two acre burial grounds, the color of thousands of blue flowers matched my feelings as we drove away. The anticipation of finding my soldier forefather’s grave was replaced with sadness at leaving that place. There was satisfaction too, in this offspring of the children Isaac bade farewell to long ago in Pennsylvania, possibly the only one of them to have traveled to his Iowa gravesite, albeit 130 years after his death.

Why Isaac Sones went west may never be answered for me, but the words from an inscription found on a plaque on the grounds of the Lucas County courthouse in Chariton gave a glimmer of insight. It reads: “We cross the prairie as of old, the pilgrims crossed the sea. To make the West as they the East, the homestead of the free.”

Editor's Note: This was submitted by Carol Sones Shetler, 274 Shetler Road, Turbotbille, PA 17772. Shetler is a staff writer for The Luminary, a weekly newspaper in Muncy, a town near the birthplace of Isaac Sones, where many Sones descendants of other branches of the family reside. Carol also wrote that they were grateful for the kindness of people at the courthouse, museum and library in Chariton, that it seemed like a great town, laid out much differently than where she lives in central Pennsylvania.


Tombstone of Matilda Unger
First Wife of Isaac T. Sones
Old Sonestown Cemetery, Sonestown, PA
Photo contributed by Teresa Porter

The children of Isaac and Matilda were:

Edmund Jefferson, b. 07/01/1842 in Lycoming County*, PA, d. 06/16/1912 in Columbia County, PA, m. Mary Jane Wilson (more below)
Elizabeth Ann, b. 09/13/1843 in Lycoming County, m. Barney F. Gerton
George Washington, b. 01/12/1845 in Lycoming County, d. 02/27/1919 in Indianola, Warren County, IA, m. Nancy Thorn on 11/30/1871 in Warren County, IA
John Thomas, b. 07/15/1846 in Lycoming County, d. 12/24/1936 in O'Brien County, IA, m. Ellen Gee on 06/19/1868 in Lee County, IL
Permilla Jane, b. 04/03/1848 in Sullivan County*, PA, d. in 1927 in either Lucas or Warren County, IA, m. Shellar H. Chappell
Joshuay Bougart, b. 11/15/1849 in Sonestown, Sullivan County, d. 08/31/1945 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA, m. (1) Mary C. Francis, b. 10/22/1855 in Union County, PA, on 02/20/1877 in Lewisburg, Union County (2) Rosa B. Smith in May 1932, after death of first wife
Daniel B., b. 06/15/1852 in Sullivan County, d. 08/30/1900 in Griggs Township, Ida County, IA, m. to Annie Taylor on 01/19/1879 in Indianola, Warren County, IA
William Wesley, b. 04/14/1854 in Sullivan County, d. 03/23/1930in Warren County, IA, m. to Emma Massa Yoakum, daughter of Lewis Yoakum and Rachel Fletcher, on 06/24/1877 in Warren County, IA
Arminta, b. 06/16/1856 in Sullivan County, d. 05/16/1886 in Lucas County, IA, m. John Stone about 1874
Peter Harry, b. 03/05/1857 in Sullivan County, d. 07/09/1949 in Long Beach, CA, m. to Mae _____
Steven Ellis, 04/11/1859 in Sullivan County, d. 07/24/1941 in Cherokee County, IA, m. Cora M. Richards on 11/27/1882
Isaac N., b. 12/25/1860 in Sullivan County, d. after 1912 most likely in Pendleton, OR, m. Josephine Queske possibly in Iowa
Mary A., b. 01/19/1864 in Sullivan County, d. 02/09/1864 (lived only 21 days), mother died in childbirth

*Note: Sullivan County was formed from Lycoming County in 1847. There is no reason to belive that these early Sones children were born in substantially different locations in this overlapping area.

The children of Isaac and Sarah were:

Rosa Caroline, b. 06/26/1865 in Union County, PA, d. 11/25/1881 in Lucas County, IA
Ira Watson, b. 10/10/1868 in Union County, d. 10/21/1937 in Lucas County, m. (1) Lucy E. Mills in 1877 (2) Mary (Pedigo) Gray

Sarah expended a substantial amount of energy trying to establish her eligibility for a widow's pension in light of Isaac Sones' Civil War service. In 2002, through the auspices of Melody Sones Spence, a Sones family researcher in Illinois, and her dialogue with Carol Brotzman, a Bradford County, PA historian, we obtained the following information:

Civil War record and pension for Sarah Bixby Sylvara Sones:

Isaac SONES enlisted on 09 October 1861 at Georgetown, PA and served as a teamster or wagoneer in Company F, 84th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered in on 24 December 1861. In 1862, 1863, and 1864 he was sick in the hospital in Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD. Later, Isaac was courtmartialed for desertion but was acquitted on 11 April 1864, and discharged on 28 April 1864.

At enlistment he said he was born in Lycoming County PA, 39 years of age, 6 ft 1 1/2 inches tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and a farmer. His disability discharge states in April 1864 that he had been unfit for duty for 60 days in the last 2 months. A surgeon's report said he had hypertrophy of the heart with dilation, chronic ulcer on the left leg and some of these diseases existed prior to enlistment. He desires to be addressed at Georgetown, PA. This currently appears to be a town northwest of Pitsburgh, near the Ohio border. Perhaps this was a demobilization point for the military, or perhaps there was some locality by this name in Sullivan County, although it is unknown to the historians who contrubte to this site.)br>
In 1889, his 2nd wife Sarah, of Lacona, Warren County, Iowa, age 60, applied for a widow's pension. She has remained his widow. Children of her deceased husband who were under 16 years of age at his death: 1) Rosa C. Sones, born 26 June 1865 at Union County PA; 2) Ira W. Sones, born 10 October 1868 at Union County; and her husband had three children from his first marriage under 16 years old: Peter Sones, "Ellis" Sones, and "Isaacher" Sones, but she could not give exact ages and where born.

Edmond Bennett was a witness for her in October 1890. He stated that he was well acquainted with the late Isaac Sones and was raised in the same county and was with him when he married Sarah E. Sylvara. He also knew Matilda Sones, former wife of Isaac, and she died in Sullivan County in January 1864. In October 1890, Jane Chappell of Oakly, Lucas County, Iowa said that: She knew Sarah E. Sones and the said soldier well in his lifetime. I was present at their home at the birth of Rosa C. Sones on 26 June 1865 in Union County, PA and was present at the home of Sarah in Lucas County, Iowa when Rosa died on 25 November 1881. I was also present at the home of Isaac and Sarah within two days of when their son Ira W. Sones was born 10 October 1868.

Dr. H. Hayden of Lucas County stated in August 1891 that Isaac suffered from 1870 until his death from chronic diarrhea and consumption of the bowels. He was a very poor and thin man wasted from this disease. Harvey S. Wells of Williamsport, PA wrote on 18 August 1891 that Isaac Sones before the late war was a robust man, and worked on a farm and in the woods when he enlisted. When he was discharged, he was so bad that he could scarcely walk without assistance.

T. S. Simmons, age 51, of Sonestown, PA in March 1893 stated that he knew Isaac Sones and worked many a day with him. He took sick while a teamster with the wagon train and was sent to the hospital where he remained a long time. When he was discharged, I carried his knapsack to the train about 160 rods for he was not able to carry it. After discharge, I saw him often and also saw him in the summer of 1870 in Iowa where he was still suffering and a wreck.

Sarah was granted a widow's pension and was dropped from rolls at her death.

Now let us return to the main themes of this story. Isaac and Matilda's son, Joshuay Bougart Sones, was born Nov. 15, 1849 in Sonestown, Sullivan Co., PA., and died Aug. 31, 1945 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. Joshuay's wife was: Mary C. Francis, born October 22, 1855 in Union County, PA., and died Dec. 15, 1927 in Long Beach. They were married Feb. 20, 1877 at Lewisburg, in Union County. PA. Her parents were Abraham and Fanny Francis After Joshuay moved West, he became a rancher, as listed on his death certificate. Also, after his first wife died, he then married Rosa B. Smith on May 1, 1932. At the times of their deaths, both Joshuay and Mary were members of the Seventh Day Adventist religion.

Joshuay was one of several siblings in the family of Isaac and Matilda (Unger) Sones. Here is a picture of Joshua as a young man in Pennsylvania and another taken in the 1890s in Long Beach of Joshuay with several of his brothers:


Joshuay Bougart Sones
November 15,1849-August 31, 1945
Born Sonestown, Sullivan County, PA
Died Long Beach, California
Son of Isaac T. Sones and Matilda Unger
Taken as a Young Man in Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, PA
Photo contributed by Teresa Porter


Sons of Isaac T. and Matilda (Unger) Sones
Long Beach, CA 1890s
Back, l to r: Peter Harry, Joshuay, Thomas and Daniel
Front, l to r: Ira (half brother) and Steven Ellis

Photo contributed by Teresa Porter
Source: Georgene Sones, 12224 Franklin Circle, Omaha NE 68154

A family story, recounted in Georgene Sones' book, states that Joshuay Sones and Mary Francis were married in Lewisburg, PA in Union County in 1877. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Warren County, Iowa where they lived on a rented farm and where two of his brothers and one of his sisters lived. They then moved to Fullerton, Nance County. Nebraska in 1881 and lived there until 1884, when they moved to Cherry County NE. (Note: However, the family still appears on the 1885 Nance County, NE Federal census.) In Cherry County, they first lived in a dugout or "sod house", then in a log house for 25 years. Later a six-room cottage was built. During that time, they lost two children in infancy and were the first to start the cemetery at Center, NE.

The land acquired in Nebraska was eventually expanded under the Kinkaid Act of 1904. What was the Kinkaid Act?

The Kinkaid Act of 1904, authored by Nebraska Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was a special homestead law which applied only to the western and central portions of Nebraska (primarily the Sand Hills). This act allowed 640 acre homesteads in the designated areas, except for lands set aside as being suitable for irrigation. The act was an effort to respond to the fact that 160 acre tracts were far too small for productive agriculture and ranching in the relatively arid Sand Hills and high plains regions of Nebraska.

Filing a Kinkaid entry--
The essential age and citizenship requirements were the same as for the Homestead Act. Under the Kinkaid Act, persons not already having exercised their homestead privilege could enter an entire 640 acre claim. Those previously having a homestead entry were permitted to claim additional land not to exceed a total of 640 acres. Final proof on lands under the Kinkaid act could not be consummated until at least five years after the entry, regardless of the status of a former or existing homestead entry. Military service credit could be used to reduce the residency requirements, but Kinkaid homesteads could not be commuted for cash.

Kinkaid Proofs--
Since the Kinkaid act was an amended version of the Homestead Act, legal requirements for making final proof were the same.

Source: Potter, James E., U.S. GOVERNMENT LAND LAWS IN NEBRASKA, 1854-1904, Reference Information Guide No. 7,

Kathleen Sones is the great-aunt of our contributor Teresa Porter's husband, Ronald Dale Porter. Per an e-mail message to Teresa in the Fall of 2001, Kathleen quoted from the Gordon, Nebraska Centennial Book (page 428):

Joshua lived in a sod house for a while, then in a dugout on his preemptiom, which the family occupied for sixteen months, at the end of which time he erected a good log house, later building a large eight room house thirteen miles south of Merriman. The family also owned a neat cottage in Gordon, where the children went to school in 1905.

Kathleen reports that the eight-room house was later sold to Horace Gardner, her grandfather. She grew up in that house. Joshuay eventually acquired rights to 1100 acres, which he later sold and moved to Long Beach, California in 1918. Here is a picture of the family outside their log house in Nebraska. The second picture shows the family of Joshuay and Mary in Long Beach about 1918.


Family of Joshuay and Mary (Francis) Sones
Outside the Log House in Nebraska
About 1897
L to r: Ed, Bert, Art, Cora, Ulysses and Anna (Sones) Hunt, Minnie, Elsie, Joshuay and Mary

Photo contributed by Teresa Porter. Source is her husband's great-aunt Kathleen Sones in Gordon, Nebraska.


Family of Joshuay Bougart and Mary (Francis) Sones
Long Beach, California, About 1918
Back: l to r: Art, Vera Hunt, Cora, Ed and Minnie
Front: Bert (in circle), Mary, Elsie and Joshuay

Photo contributed by Teresa Porter.
Note: Vera Hunt is a grand-daughter by Anna (Sones) Hunt, who died in 1900 shortly after Vera was born. Vera was reported to still be alive in Idaho in 2001 at the age of 101. Bert is circled because he was not physically present for this picture.

Here is another somewhat earlier picture of Elsie Sones and husband on her wedding day; she married Amos Porter on May 6, 1914 in Rushville, Sheridan County, Nebraska.


Amos Porter and Elsie Laura Sones
Wedding Picture
May 6, 1914

Photo contributed by Teresa Porter

Edmund Jefferson Sones was the first born son of Isaac T. Sones and Matilda Unger, and the brother of Joshuay Bougart Sones. Edmund was born July 1, 1842 in what was then Lycoming County, PA, and died of stomach cancer on June 16, 1912 in Columbia County PA.. at the age of 69 years. He married Mary Jane Wilson, who was born March 19, 1837 in PA, and died Sept. 12, 1916 in Columbia Co. PA. She was previously married to John Gower, with whom she had two surviving children, Robert and Rosette. We are unaware of what happened to John Gower. Both Edmund and Mary Jane are buried in Jackson Township Cemetery, in Columbia County. You can learn more about the Wilson family at The Descendants of Isaac Wilson and Sarah Snyder.

The information about the family of Edmund Jeffeson Sones comes from the Sones family history written by Georgene Sones. Here is a picture of this family from the early 1880s:


Family of Edmund Jefferson Sones and Mary J. (Wilson) Sones
Columbia County, PA
Taken About 1871-1872
See discussion of identifications below.
Photo contributed by Teresa Porter
Date attributed by Joyce Ingerson in January 2007
Source: Georgene Sones, 12224 Franklin Circle, Omaha NE 68154

The following information on the descendants of Edmund and Mary was originally offered by Teresa Porter. In January 2007, Joyce Ingerson, a well known family history consultant for the LDS, provided a comprehensive update. In June 2008, Teresa offered additional information on these Sones ancestors. The original text below is shown in maroon. The updates from Joyce and Teresa are provided in crimson and green, respectively. We are grateful to them for this additional information.

The seven children of Edmund and Mary were:

Sarah Jane 'Jennie' Sones, born 02/21/1865, died 04/03/1949, m. Samuel Knouse
Hiram Steven Sones, born 03/12/1867, died 05/21/1892
Jacob E. Sones, born 08/19/1869, died 03/20/1936, m. Della C. Kline (1869-1959)
Jonathan W. Sones, born 04/06/1872, died 06/20/1951, married Rebecca Hill (1876-1940) both buried at Kay Cemetery, Madison Township, Columbia County, PA
Elizabeth A. Sones, born 01/22/1875, died 06/27/1920, m. 12/22/1891 to John Ball
Theodore Clinton Sones, born 10/08/1877, died 03/04/1926, m. Cora B______ (b. 1879)
George Washington Sones (named after his grandfather), born 02/22/1880, died 04/14/1949, m. 08/16/1904 to Della M. Howard (1881-1956)

We do not at this time know for sure which children are in the picture. It appears some are missing. The sources only list two daughters, but there seem to be three in the picture! Perhaps one of Mary Jane's children by her first marriage are in the picture. We hope that someone will see this picture and be able to clarify the identities.

Family of Edmund Jefferson Sones and Mary J. (Wilson) Sones

1850 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Sullivan > Davidson
Enumerated 30 Sep 1850
Name: Isaac Sanes (corrected to Sones)
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822
Birth place: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Real estate: 300
Occupation: farmer
Others in home:
Matilda, age 25, born in PA;
Edmund, age 7, born in PA;
Elizabeth Ann, age 5, born in PA;
George W, age 4, born in PA;
John T, age 3, born in PA;
Permelia, age 2, born in PA;
Joshua, age 1, born in PA
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Davidson, Sullivan, Pennsylvania
Roll: M432_828; Page: 325

1860 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Sullivan > Laporte
Enumerated 25 Jun 1860
Name: Isacc Sones
Age in 1860: 39 
Birth Year: abt 1821 
BirthPlace: Pennsylvania 
Gender: Male 
Occupation: farmer
Matilda Sones , age 37, born in PA 
Edmond Sones, age 18,  born in PA  
Elizabeth An Sones, age 16 ,  born in PA 
George W Sones, age 14,  born in PA  
John Sones, age 12,  born in PA  
Daniel Sones, age 10,  born in PA  
Jane Sones, age 9,  born in PA  
Joshua Sones, age 8,  born in PA  
William Sones, age 7,  born in PA  
Peter Sones, age 6,  born in PA  
Armenta Sones, age 5,  born in PA  
Stephn Sones, age 2 ,  born in PA 
Post Office: Dushore
Roll: M653_1184; Page: 810

1870 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Union > Union
Enumerated 2 Jul 1870
Name: Edward J Sones
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Age in 1870: 27 
BirthPlace: Pennsylvania 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: 3000
Occupation: farmer
Others in home:
Mary J, age 32, born in PA;
Sarah J, age 4, born in PA;
Hirum S, age 3, born in PA;
Jacob E, age 9/12, born in PA (born Feb);
Rosetta Gower, age 11, born in PA, at school;
Robert. age 7, born in PA, at school;
Post Office: Winfield 
Roll: M593_1458; Page: 615

1880 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Columbia > Jackson > District 176
Enumerated 18 Jun 1880
Name: Edmund J. Sones
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
BirthPlace: Pennsylvania
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's birthplace: PA
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Spouses's Name: Mary J. , age 33
BirthPlace: Pennsylvania
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's birthplace: PA
Race: White
Robert Sones, ( should be GOWER)  age 20, laborer, born in PA, at school 
Sarah J. Sones, age 15 , born in PA, at school   
Hiram S. Sones, age 13,  born in PA, at school 
Jacob E. Sones, age 10, born in PA, at school 
Johnathan Sones, age 8, born in PA, at school 
Eliza A. Sones, age 5, born in PA   
Theodore C. Sones, age 2, born in PA   
George Washington Sones, age 4/12, born in PA 
Roll: T9_1118; Family History Film: 1255118; Page: 9 ; Enumeration District: 176

1900 US Census Pennsylvania, Columbia, Jackson
Enumerated 11 + 12 Jun 1900
Name: Edward J Sines ( Sones)
Age: 57, born July 1842 , married 35 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843 
BirthPlace: Pennsylvania 
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's birthplace: PA
Race: White 
Gender: male
Occupation:farmer
Spouses's Name: Mary J, age 63, married 35 years, 9 Children, 8 alive
BirthPlace: Pennsylvania 
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's birthplace: PA
Race: White
Others in home:
Clinton T Sines (Sones), son, born Oct 1877, age  22, single, farm laborer; born in PA 
George W Sines( Sones), son, born Feb 1880, age 20, single, day laborer, born in PA 
Edwin T Gower, grandson, born Oct 1887, age 12, born in PA;
Roll: T623 1398; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 18.

1910 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Columbia > Jackson > District 24
Enumerated 23 Apr 1910
Name: Edward J Sones
Age in 1910: 67
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
BirthPlace: Pennsylvania
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Race: White
Gender: Male 
Occupation: farmer
Spouses's Name: Mary J , age 73
BirthPlace: Pennsylvania
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Race: White
Others in home:
Edward T Gower, age 22, grandson, born in PA, farmer on home farm
Roll: T624_1334; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 24;

Edmond Jefferson Sones
wife Mary J
1 Jul 1842-16 Jun 1912
Age 69-11-15
Jackson / Derrs Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County, Nov 2000
Volume One, page 51

Mary J nee Wilson Sones
spouse of Edmond J
19 Mar 1837- 12 Sep 1916
Age 79-5-23
Jackson / Derrs Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County, Nov 2000
Volume One, page 51

The seven children of Edmund and Mary were:

1. Sarah Jane 'Jennie' Sones, born 02/21/1865, died 04/03/1949, m. Mr. Samuel Knouse

Sarah J (nee Sones) Knouse
1865-1949
Waller Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society Cemetery Books
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County
Volume 1, page 144

Samuel L  Knouse
1869-1956
Waller Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society Cemetery Books
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County, Volume 1, page 144

Marriage Docket of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
marriage license # 5799
Knouse, S. L. of Conyngham
and Sones, Jennie of Benton
The Democrat Sentinel
marriage 1904-May-12
posted 1904-May-13

2. Hiram Steven Sones, born 03/12/1867, died 05/21/1892

Hiram Sones
s/o E J & Mary J
12 Mar 1867- 21 May 1892
Age 25-2-9
Jackson / Derrs Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County, Nov 2000
Volume One, page 51

3. Jacob E. Sones, born 08/19/1869, died 03/20/1936, m. 28 Aug 1894, Waller, Columbia, PA to Della C. Kline (1869-1959)

Marriage Docket of Columbia County, Pennsylvania #4
marriage license # 2520
Jacob Sones and Della C. Kline were married by Rev. James T. Cleaver
marriage 28 Aug 1894, Waller, Columbia, Pennsylvania

Jacob E Sones
1869-1936
Waller Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society Cemetery Books
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County
Volume 1, page 153

Della C Sones
1868- 1959
Waller Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society Cemetery Books
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County
Volume 1, page 153


4. Jonathan W. Sones, born 04/06/1872, died 06/20/1951, married 31 Aug 1893, Hughesville, Lycoming, PA
Marriage Docket of Columbia County, Pennsylvania #4
marriage license # 2222

 to
Rebecca Hill (1876-1940)
Both buried at Katy Vandine Cemetery, Madison Township, Columbia County, PA


5. Elizabeth A. Sones, born 01/22/1875, died 06/27/1920, m. 12/22/1891 to John Ball

Elizabeth A Ball
Mother
1875-1920
Katy Vandine Cemetery
Madison, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society Cemetery Books
Cemeteries of Columbia County
Volume 2, page 153, copyright 2002

6. Theodore Clinton Sones, born 10/08/1877, died 03/04/1926, m. Cora B______ (b. 1879)

Clinton T Sones
1877-1926
Waller Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society Cemetery Books
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County
Volume 1, page 153

7. George Washington Sones (named after his grandfather), born 02/22/1880, died 04/14/1949, m. 08/16/1904 to Della M. Howard (1881-1956)

George Washington Sones
s/o E J & M J; wife Della M
22 Feb 1880- 14 Mar 1949
Jackson / Derrs Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County, Nov 2000
Volume One, page 51

Della M Howard Sones
spouse of George W
1881-( 1956)
Jackson / Derrs Cemetery
Jackson, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society
Cemeteries of Northern Columbia County, Nov 2000
Volume One, page 51

We do not at this time know for sure which children are in the picture. It appears some are missing. The sources only list two daughters, but there seem to be three in the picture! Perhaps one of Mary Jane's children by her first marriage are in the picture.

Photo Identifications:
Indeed,
Rosetta Wilson, b 18 Aug 1857, d 23 Dec 1927, spouse of Joseph Redline * & James L Bason

She is eldest daughter standing, about 12/ 13 years of age (1871/ 1872)
* Editor's Note: Some additional information about the Redline ancestry can be found at Judith R. Coopey's Descendants of Johann Jacob Rathlein. "Redline" is an anglicization of Rathlein from the German original. Joseph, husband of Rosetta, was the son of Joseph Samuel and Susannah (Watts) Redline. Joseph Samuel was a lumberman in Columbia County, PA. His son Joseph (1848-1905) inherited the taste for "wood" and became a carpenter as well as a local farmer. Joseph Samuel Redline, the father. also constructed two local covered bridges in Columbia County that are still standing: the Josiah Hess Bridge, built in 1875, and the Sam Eckman Bridge, built in 1876. Per Barbara Hewitt, father and son also held several US patents:

* J. Redline, Jr., Saw Mill Dog, No. 290, 355, Patented Dec 18, 1883
* J. S. Redline., Water Gate for mills, canals, &c., No. 306, 176, Patented Oct 7, 1884; Pivot Scale, No. 334, 051, Patented Jan 12, 1886; Cover for Wells or Cisterns, No. 376, 010, Patented Jan 3, 1888

in photo.  Robert Woodiger Gower , B: May 1, 1860 in Jackson Township, Columbia ,PA.;

D: March 5, 1927, in Greenwood Township, Columbia, PA is about age 7-8 standing to right

Sarah Jennie Sones, daughter, abt age 5 in dotted dress

Hiram S Sones, son, age 3, sitting on lap of Edmond Sones

Jacob is youngest child, sitting on lap of Mary J Wilson Sones. Confusing since he is wearing a dotted dress. Not unusual for

the era to have younger children: female or male in dresses. (Easier to change diapers).

Photo has to be taken about 1871/ maybe 1872. 

Do see 1870 US Census Pennsylvania > Union > Union for ages. 

My husband is an American History professor; he can tell the approximate age of photo by period style of clothing. 

We hope that someone will see this picture and be able to clarify the identities

1850 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Columbia > Hemlock
Enumerated 12 Jun 1850 
Isaac Wilson
Age:    45
Estimated birth year:    abt 1805
Birth place:    Pennsylvania
Gender:    Male
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate: 400
Others in home:
Sarah, age 45;
Elias Wilson, age 21, laborer;
Jacob Wilson, age 19, laborer;
John Wilson, age 16, laborer;
Mary J Wilson, age 13;
Isaac Wilson, age 9;
Sarah C Wilson, age 7;
Harriet Wilson, age 3. All born in PA
 Home in 1850(City,County,State):    Hemlock, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Page:    345 ;Roll:    M432_769

1860 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Sullivan > Laporte
Enumerated 25 Jun 1860
John Gower
Age: 25
Birth place:    Pennsylvania
Gender:    Male
Occupation: laborer
Others in home:
Mary, age 23, born in PA; ( this is Mary Jane Wilson Gower, later wife of Edmond Jefferson Sones)
Robert, age 2, born in PA;
Rosette, age 2/12, born in PA;

Sereh C Wilson, age 16, housework, born in PA
Myron Little, teamster, born in PA;
William Dunlap, age 20, laborer, No birthplace entered.
PO Dushore
Roll: M653-118; Page: 812;
Immediate neighbors: Peter E Armstong, age 42; Peter Dahm, age 38

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Gower & Wilson data:

1850 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Columbia > Hemlock
Enumerated 12 Jun 1850 
Isaac Wilson
Age:    45
Estimated birth year:    abt 1805
Birth place:    Pennsylvania
Gender:    Male
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate: 400
Others in home:
Sarah, age 45;
Elias Wilson, age 21, laborer;
Jacob Wilson, age 19, laborer;
John Wilson, age 16, laborer;
Mary J Wilson, age 13;
Isaac Wilson, age 9;
Sarah C Wilson, age 7;
Harriet Wilson, age 3. All born in PA
 Home in 1850(City,County,State):    Hemlock, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Page:    345 ;Roll:    M432_769

1860 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Sullivan > Laporte
Enumerated 25 Jun 1860
John Gower
Age: 25
Birth place:    Pennsylvania
Gender:    Male
Occupation: laborer
Others in home:
Mary, age 23, born in PA;
Robert, age 2, born in PA;
Rosette, age 2/12, born in PA;

Sareh C Wilson, age 16, housework, born in PA
Myron Little, teamster, born in PA;
William Dunlap, age 20, laborer, No birthplace entered.
PO Dushore
Roll: M653-118; Page: 812;
Immediate neighbors: Peter E Armstong, age 42; Peter Dahm, age 38

1840 Usa Federal Census Lycoming County, Davidson Twp
  Andrew Gower
immediate neighbors: Jesse Pennington; Elijah Helwick
Township:    Davidson 
County:    Lycoming 
State:    Pennsylvania 
Roll:    473 
Page:    33 
1 male age  < 5 yrs= Elias Gower, age 1
1 male age 5< 10 yrs= John Gower, age 6
1male age 20< 30 yrs= Andrew Gower, age 29
1 female age < 5 years= Unknown Female Gower
1 female age 5<10 yrs= Unknown Female Gower
1 female age 30<40 yrs= Mary, age 31

1850 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Sullivan > Davidson
Enumerated 3 Oct 1850
Name:    Andrew Gower
Age:    39, cannot read nor write
Estimated birth year:    abt 1811
Birth place:    Pennsylvania
Gender:    Male
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate: 150
Others in home:
Mary, age 42, cannot read nor write;
John, age 16, at school;
Elias, age 11, at school;
Jacob, age 9, at school;
George, age 7;
Lucy Ann, age 3;
Sarah Jane, age 10/12. All born in PA.
Home in 1850(City,County,State):    Davidson, Sullivan, Pennsylvania
Page:    327 ;Roll:    M432_828
Immediate neighbors: George Anderson, age 46; Robert Taylor, age 45.

1860 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Sullivan > Laporte
Enumerated 25 Jun 1860
John Gower
Age: 25
Birth place:    Pennsylvania
Gender:    Male
Occupation: laborer
Others in home:
Mary, age 23, born in PA;
Robert, age 2, born in PA;
Rosette, age 2/12, born in PA;
Sereh C Wilson, age 16, housework, born in PA
Myron Little, teamster, born in PA;
William Dunlap, age 20, laborer, No birthplace entered.
PO Dushore
 Roll: M653-118; Page: 812;
 Immediate neighbors: Peter E Armstong, age 42; Peter Dahm, age 38

Civil War Service Records
Name: John Gower
Company: K 
Unit: 141 Pennsylvania Inf. 
Rank - Induction: Private 
Rank - Discharge: Private 
Allegiance: Union 
Source Citation: Box: 554;Extraction: 45; Record: 375

Regimental History
PENNSYLVANIA
ONE HUNDRED and FORTY-FIRST INFANTRY
(Three Years)
One Hundred and Forty-first Infantry. - Col., Henry J. Madill; Lieut.-Cols., Guy H. Watkins, Casper W. Tyler, Joseph H. Horton ; Majs., Israel P. Spaulding, Casper W. Tyler, Joseph H. Horton, Charles Mercur. This regiment was composed of recruits from the counties of Bradford Susquehanna and Wayne, and ren-
dezvoused at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg where it was mustered into the U. S. service in the latter part of Aug. 1862, for three years. It was barely organized, when it was hurried to Washington, arriving on Aug. 30 during the progress of the second battle of Bull Run. It was a raw, inexperienced regiment and the privations and exposure of the first few weeks told heavily on the health of the men, 300 being in hospital at one time and
500 being reported unfit for duty. It was assigned to the 1st brigade (Gen. Robinson), Birney's division, 3d corps. It remained at Washington, engaged in perfecting itself in drill and discipline, until the close of the Maryland campaign, and was then posted at Poolesville for a time, engaged in picket duty. It went into winter quarters at Falmouth on Nov. 25, and was in reserve during most of the battle of Fredericksburg, losing but
1 killed and 4 wounded.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 1

Battles Fought
Fought on 06 November 1862.
Fought on 17 November 1862.
Fought on 18 November 1862 at Warrenton, VA.
Fought on 28 November 1862 at Poolesville, MD.

  John Gower ,  
Enlistment Date:    27 August 1862 
Distinguished Service:    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 
Side Served:    Union 
State Served:    Pennsylvania 
Unit Numbers:    2128 2128 
Service Record:    Enlisted as a Private on 27 August 1862
Enlisted in Company K, 141st Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 27 August 1862.
Died Company K, 141st Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 02 December 1862 in Falmouth, VA

Census data on John and Mary Jane's daughter, Rosette
 
1880 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Columbia > Greenwood > District 174
Enumerated 23 Jun 1880
Name: Joseph Redline
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's birthplace: PA
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Carpenter
Spouse: Rosetta, age 23
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's birthplace: PA
Others in home:  
John C. Redline, son, age 2, born in PA 
Clarence Redline, age 11M, born in PA
Roll: T9_1118; Family History Film: 1255118; Page: 23-205A
 
1900 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Columbia > Mifflin > District 22
Enumerated 12 Jun 1900
Name: Joseph Redline
Age: 52, born May 1848, married 24 years 
Estimated birth year: abt 1848 
Birthplace: Pennsylvania 
Parents Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White 
Occupation: farmer
Spouse: Rosetta, age 42, born Aug 1857, married 24 years, 11 children, 9 alive
Birthplace: Pennsylvania 
Parents Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White 
Others in home: 
Mauda Redline, age 17 
Clark Redline , age 15 
Elmer Redline, age 13 
Arthur Redline, age 10 
George Redline, age 7 
Zella Redline, age 4 
Leslie Redline, age 2 
All born in PA
 Roll: T623 1398; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 22.
 
Pennsylvania 1910 Miracode Index
Name: James L Bason
Birthplace: Pennsylvania 
State: PA 
Age: 63 
Color: W 
Enumeration District: 0015 
Visit: 0166 
County: Columbia 
Wife Sosetta (corrected to Rosetta), 53 Pennsylvania
Stepdaugther Zella L Redline 15 Pennsylvania
 
1910 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Columbia > Center > District 15
Enumerated 3 May 1910
Name: James L Bason
Age in 1910: 63, married x2, 0 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Race: White
Gender: Male 
Spouse: Sosetta(corrected to Rosetta), age 53, married x2, 0 years, 12 children, 9 alive 
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Race: White
Zella L Redline, stepdaughter, age 15
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Race: White
Roll: T624_1334; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 15
 
1920 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Columbia > Centre > District 22
Enumerated 16 January 1920
Name: J L Bason
Age: 73 years 
Estimated birth year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own 
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Occupation: foreman in Lime Quarry
Spouse: Rosella( corrected to Rosetta), age 62 
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Race: White
Roll: T625_1554; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 22;

Research provided by Joyce Ingerson, Family History Consultant, LDS January 2007

We also provide here for the record a descending lineage from Jonathan W. Sones and Rebecca Hill:

Jennie Sones, born 04/1894, m. Mr. Harris
Brady Sones, born 11/1896, died in 1922
John F. Sones, born 12/1899
William W. Sones, born 1902, died 1971, m. Olive Arlene Gardner (b. 1910); three children:

Ruth Evelyn Sones, born 08/30/1927 in Lycoming County, PA, died 03/10/1989, m. 05/29/1960 to Owen R. Gardener
Carol J. Sones, m. Dio Shetler
Janet A. Sones, m. Mr. Whitmoyer
Harry Sones, born 02/24/1906, died 06/15/1954, m. Edna J. ______ (04/13/1906-11/22/1980)
Ralph Sones, moved to Phoenix, AZ
Harvey Sones, born 11/02/1907, died 06/14/1983, m. Helen Ritter; one daughter, Frances, lived in Montoursville, PA
Raymond Sones, born 1911, died 1978, m. Frances _______ .


Colissa Sayman
1877-1969
Twelfth Child of Benjamin Sayman II
Great-great-grandmother of Linda Ryan Crawford
Wife of David Millhime
Taken as a Young Woman
Perhaps as a Wedding Photo in 1896
Photo contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford

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HISTORY OF THE BENJAMIN SAYMAN FAMILY

This history was compiled by Rosa (Silverstrim) Sayman. Rose was the daughter of Magnus Silverstrim and the wife of Frederick Victor Sayman, son of Benjamin Sayman II and Elizabeth Sarah Shaffer. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jonathan and Catherine (Stahl) Shaffer. Linda Ryan Crawford, our contributor and also the great-great-great grand-daughter of Benjamin Sayman I, has added to it and corrected some things, and continues to do so. Her e-mail address is ringdale@hotmail.com. The first part of the Sayman History deals with Benjamin Sayman II's first marriage line. You can learn more about the second marriage line at The Descendants of Benjamin Sayman II and Elizabeth Shaffer.

Benjamin Jonathan (Lewis) Sayman I was born in 1814 in Berks County, PA and died in 1850. The name was originally spelled "Saeman". This Benjamin was the son of Ludwig Saeman, born in 1862, and Justina Schaeffer. Ludwig Saeman was the son of Johann Ludwig Sayman (12/16/1722-12/12/1797) and Anna Maria "Magdalena" Geschwindt (1728-1798). This couple arrived in Philadelphia on October 25, 1948 on the Patience and Margaret, a ship out of Rotterdam under the command of Captain John govan.

Benjamin I married Kate Epler of Berks County, PA. To them were born two children, Benjamin Sayman II and Kate Sayman. Kate Epler Sayman and Kate Sayman died and are buried in Berks County.

After their death, Benjamin I moved to Sullivan County in 1849 and settled in Forks Twp., PA. There he met and married Betsy Hosler. They had one son, Manessa Sayman. They lived on the farm where Manessa Sayman was born and also lived. Benjamin I died in 1850 and is buried on that farm. After Benjamin Sayman I died, his widow married Henry Neville. They subsequently lived on the Manessa Sayman farm until their death. Manessa Sayman was the half-brother of Benjamin II.

Benjamin Sayman II was born on April 3, 1830 in Berks County, Hamburg, PA. He made his homestead on a farm next to his father’s land in Forks Twp. Sullivan Co, PA.

He died on June 19, 1914 and is buried in Peace Cemetery, Cherry, PA. Here is a picture of the house he and his family lived in. There are other pictures of the farmstead at the end of this section.


Home of Benjamin Sayman II
Forks Township, Sullivan County, PA
Early 20th Century
Photo contributed by Verna Mae Noecker

Benjamin II first married Sarah Hartzig on April 3, 1853. She was born December 25, 1836 at Ringdale, Sullivan County, PA. Her parents were William and Sarah Kester Hartzig. She died on the Sayman homestead on May 29, 1878. They were the parents of 12 children:

  1. Anna Juleana Sayman
  2. William Sayman
  3. Mary Ann Sayman
  4. Sarah (Sally) Sayman
  5. Hannah Sayman
  6. Emma Selina Sayman
  7. Julietta Sayman
  8. Adeline Sayman
  9. Samuel Benjamin Sayman
  10. John Francis Sayman
  11. Josephine Sayman
  12. Colissa Sayman

You can learn more about these children and their descendants at Benjamin Sayman II and Sarah Hartzig.

After the death of Sarah, Benjamin II married Elizabeth Sarah Shaffer, of Forks Twp, Sullivan County on September 8, 1879. Elizabeth was born August 8, 1859 and died January 20, 1929. They were parents of 10 children:

  1. Elisha Winfield Sayman
  2. Willis Manessa Sayman
  3. Hattie Catherine Sayman
  4. Elmira Maud Sayman
  5. Delan George Sayman
  6. Roxie Elizabeth Sayman
  7. Dora Frances Sayman
  8. Benjamin Jonathon III Sayman
  9. Leo Francis Sayman
  10. Frederick Victor Sayman


Benjamin Sayman II and Elizabeth Shaffer
Taken in 1914 in Towanda, PA
Shortly Before His Death from Carcinoma of the Ear
Photo contributed by Verna Mae Noecker

After the death of Benjamin II, his widow, Elizabeth Shaffer Sayman, married George Rinebold, also of Forks Twp., who was ;previously married to Ruth Bird. George was the son of Addison Rinebold and Lavina Goughler. He was also the brother of Eli Rinebold who married Adeline Sayman, daughter of Benjamin Sayman II and Sarah Hartzig (and therefore a step-daughter of Elizabeth Shaffer). Both George and Eli were grandsons of Johannes {"John") and Lydia (Miller) Reinbold, per Janet Rinebold Webster. Janet is a descendant of Addison and Lavinia (Goughler) Rinebold. Elizabeth Shaffer Sayman lived on the Rinebold farm until her death in 1929.


Elizabeth Shaffer (1859-1929)
Second Wife of Benjamin Sayman II
As a Young Woman About 1880
Photo contributed by Verna Mae Noecker

Descendants of BENJAMIN SAYMAN II and SARAH HARTZIG SAYMAN

1. Anna Juleana Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I)
Born: January 21, 1854
Died: July 27, 1920
Married: Ben Kester,
Born: December 4, 1850
Died: June 25, 1929
Children: Walter Kester
Born: December 3, 1886
Died: February 23, 1887, aged 2mo. and 20 day

2. William Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I)
Born: January 1856
Died: March 1856 aged 2 mos. and 18 days

3. Mary Ann Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I)
Born: March 18, 1857. Died: September 1, 1918
Married: Levi Richard Hunsinger –Born June 5, 1855. Died March 11, 1949
Children: I. Rebecca Loretta Hunsinger
II. Sarah Ann (Sally) Hunsinger
III. William Benjamin Hunsinger
IV. John Franklin Hunsinger

Here are separate pictures of Levi and his four children:


Levi Richard Hunsinger (1855-1949)
Photo contributed by Charlotte Jenney Tappan


William, Rebecca (Bird), Sarah Ann "Sally" (Karge) and John
Children of Levi Richard Hunsinger and Mary Ann Sayman
Photo contributed by Charlotte Jenney Tappan

I. Rebecca Loretta "Becky" Hunsinger- Born: December 13, 1878. Died August 1, 1965 in Milan, PA
Married: Joseph Bird on March 20, 1900. Joseph was born Sept 30, 1873
He died: July 26, 1956


Joseph Bird and Rebecca Hunsinger
Fiftieth Anniversary Photo and Story
March 23, 1950, Sayre, PA
Photo contributed by Carol Brotzman
Source: Evening Times, Sayre, PA

The children of Joe and Becky (called affectionately "Aunt Birdie") Bird were: 1. Lawrence Henry Bird Born June 10, 1901. Died June 11, 1952
Married: Ina Merethew on December 31, 1927. She was born July 3, 1905
Children: 1. Victor Bird Born November 27, 1929
Married: Jean Arnold on August 12, 1951. She was born: September 30, 1929.

Children: 1. Linda Diane Bird
Born: February 16, 1953
2. Susan Kaye Bird
Born: January 8, 1955
2. Howard Eugene Bird born September 27, 1908
Married: May Elizabeth Smith on January 19, 1926. She was born: September 24, 1911
Children: 1. Theodore Harold Bird Born January 26, 1927
Married: Willie Van Brown She was born on June 17, 1929
Children: 1. Carol Yvonne Bird
Born: May 9, 1953
2. Michael Wayne Bird
Born: October 14, 1955
3. Bertha May Bird Born Sept. 13, 1911. Died June 3, 1960
Married: Charles Raymond Jenney
on June 24, 1933. He was born March 8, 1914. Died December 3, 1966.
Children: 1. Charlotte May Jenney Born February 21, 1934
Married: James Frederick Tappan He was born November 11, 1935; died December 22, 1990
Children: 1. Douglas Charles Tappan
Born: February 20, 1955
2. Barbara Jean (Jenney) MarroneBorn March 1, 1936
Married: James Richard Collins He was born August 2, 1933.
Children: 1. Shelley Lynn (Collins) Stafford
Born: May 2, 1956; died July 15, 1987

Here is a picture of three generations of Hunsingers in this family:


Rebecca (Hunsinger) Bird, Bertha (Bird) Jenney and Levi Richard Hunsinger
Photo contributed by Charlotte Jenney Tappan

II. Sarah Ann (Sally) Hunsinger- Born October 10, 1880. Died July 13, 1959
Married: Charles William Karge –He was born May 19, 1883.
Died: May 9, 1955
Children: 1. Carl Sherman
Born August 15, 1906

Notes and following genealogical information for CARL S. SHERMAN per Linda Karge McDonald :

Born out of wedlock to Sarah Ann Hunsinger. His father’s name is unknown. He was never adopted by Charles Karge and he used the last name of his father, Sherman. This fact is born out by the last name of Sherman on tombstone of his wife and son at Friedens (Peace) Cemetery. Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Married: Evelyn P. Beaver in 1924. She was born June 18, 1906, died 1979.

Children: 1. Elsie Evelyn Sherman
Born: September 11, 1928
Married: Ernest Clair Fassett Jr.
Born: April 2, 1927; died February 7, 2007
Daily Review
Towanda, PA
February 9, 2007

Ernest "Jr." Fassett, Jr., age 79 of Overton, New Albany RR, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 at his home surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness.
Ernest was born in Sayre, on April 2, 1927, a son of the late Ernest and Pearl McCarty Fassett Sr.
He was a veteran, and had served in the US Army during WWII.
He lived most of his life in the New Albany area. Ernest owned his own logging company for most of his life and enjoyed the outdoors. Ernest married Elsie E. Sherman and together they raised five children: Lee and (Patricia) Fassett of Evergreen, PA, Jean Fassett of Dushore, Pa., Larry and (Jackie) Fassett, of Overton Pa., Laura Fassett and (Bill Johnson) of Wyalusing, and Debra Fassett of Elizabethtown, Pa. He also leaves a surviving brother Harry Fassett, of Rome and three sisters Betty Bardell, of Harrisburg, Marge Bahr, of Montoursville, and Norma Beeman of Dushore; by 10 grandchildren and 8 grandchildren.
Ernest was preceded in death by a daughter Nancy in 1972, and a sister Irene Rood.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday evening Feb. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, from 10 until the time of the funeral service.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday Feb. 13, 2007, at 11 a.m., in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Darcy Miller, pastor of the St. Paul's Church of Overton, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Warburton Hill Cemetery of Overton.
Children: 1. Lee Ernest Fassett,
Born: April 19, 1948
2. Jean Marie Fassett
Born: December 27, 1949
Married John Wheeler
3. Larry Dale Fassett
Born: August 30, 1952
4. Nancy Diane Fassett
Born: July 17, 1954
Died: July 9, 1972 in an automobile accident in Dushore
Buried: Warburton Cemetery, New Albany, PA
5. Laura Ann Fassett
Born: September 9, 1960
6. Debra Sue Fassett
Born: September 26, 1962
2. Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Sherman
Born: April 29, 1930
Married: Melvin E. Rohe
Born: January 26, 1925
Children: 1. Joyce Ann Rohe
Born: December 12, 1948
2. Susan Carol Rohe
Born: July 18, 1951
3. Melvin Rohe Jr.
Born: February 13, 1955
3. Carl Sydney Sherman
Born May 8, 1932.
Died: May 27, 1932
4. Lawrence Theodore Sherman
Born Sept. 7, 1936
5. Clara Ann Sherman
Born Dec. 27, 1938
Married: Ivan Ulysses Weaver in April 1957
Born: October 22, 1935.
6. Regina Catherine Sherman born August 11, 1941
2. Ralph John Karge, born July 26, 1910. Died October 13, 1997
Married: Geraldine Lorena Crawford. She was born Apr. 30, 1912
Died January 17, 1991
Children: 1. Rita Marguerite Karge Born September 5, 1930
Married: Joseph Lavern Gilbert. He was born on February 28, 1935
Children: 1. Janet Louise Gilbert born Oct. 5, 1961
Married: Wayne Rosback
Children: 1. Derrick Rosback
2. Alvin George Karge born June 22, 1932
Married: Ruth Anne Norton on August 17, 1956. She was born April 4, 1936
Children: 1. Amanda Joan Karge
Born: August 18, 1961
2. Michael John Karge
Born: August 24, 1961
3. Steven Charles Karge
Born: August 22, 1962
4. Jason Levi Karge
Born: August 27, 1964
5. Scott Worthington Karge
Born: February 20, 1969
3. Cleon Willard Karge born March 10, 1935
4. Melvin Kenneth Karge born Dec. 11, 1936
Died: August 5, 1980
Married: Minnie Civic on August 17, 1962
She was born on October 6, 19__
Children: None
5. Vera Erma Karge born August 18, 1938
6. Ronald Kelton Karge born August 11, 1940
Married: Shirley Louise Shilosky on March 10,
Children: 1. Kimberly Karge born May 2, 1961
2. Charlotte Karge
3. Stanley John Karge
4. Carl Joseph Karge
5. Ronald John Karge

7. Ivan Bernard Karge born November 9, 1942
Married: Carolyn Louise Ludwig
8. Anita Winifred Karge born Oct. 22, 1945
Died: October 25, 1945 of heart problems
9. Linda Lou Karge born June 28, 1947
Married: Raymond John McDonald on May 12, 1970
Children: 1. Raymond John Jr. McDonald
Born: July 14, 1970
2. Gwen Alicia McDonald
Born: January 31, 1972
Married: October 25, 1997
10. Nina Lea Karge
11. Leo Elwood Karge
12. Lena Inez Karge
3. Fluetta Isetta Karge born March 24, 1912. Died February 1, 1994
Married: Everett Lawrence Reeser born Dec. 17, 1914
Died April 27, 1999
Children: 1. Ruth Joyce Reeser born January 4, 1935
Married: Theodore James Brown, born on June 15, 1931.
Children: 1. Alice Ann Brown born June 21, 1955
2. Leon Everett Reeser born June 30, 1945
Married: Carol ____
3. Larry Lee Reeser born June 5, 1947
Married: Virginia __________

Here is a picture of the Reeser-Karge family.


The Reeser Family About 1948
Parents: Everett Lawrence Reeser and Fluetta Isetta Karge
Their children: Ruth Joyce (standing), Leon Everett (left), Larry Lee (right)
Photo contributed by Charlotte Jenney Tappan

Here is a picture of Fluetta Karge with her first cousin, Bertha Bird:


Bertha Bird and Fluetta Karge
First Cousins
Their Mothers were Rebecca and Sarah Ann "Sally" Hunsinger
Photo contributed by Charlotte Jenney Tappan

4. Lillian Genevieve Karge born Feb. 3, 1914. Died April 25, 1920
5. Mildred Rebecca Karge born April 14, 1920
Married: Francis Aloysius Richley. He was born July 1, 1915
Children: 1. Eugene Raymond Richley born Jan. 18, 1945
Married: Linda Mae Lacey
2. Carol Ann Richley born April 18, 1946

III. William Benjamin Hunsinger born January 26, 1882. Died Dec. 2, 1969
Married: 1st Mary Elizabeth Dieffenbach on February 15, 1906.
She was born September 5, 1889 and died Feb. 8, 1917
2nd Cecile Tuthill born ?, died January 6, 1949
Children of William and Mary E. Hunsinger:
1. Gladys Ellen Hunsinger born Dec. 21, 1906. died March 23, 1956
Married: Lester T. May. He was born Sept. 11, 1898
Children: 1. Mary Elizabeth May born Feb. 3, 1924
Married Edsall Minard Ellis. He was born Nov. 26, 1913
Children: 1. Grover Edsall Ellis born July 7, 1941
Married: Doris Burlingame She was born March 5, 1940. They divorced.
Children: 1. Roxanne Denise Ellis
Born: July 6, 1959
2. Wayne Lester May born Dec. 3, 1925. Died Nov. 19, 1931
3. Lawrence Joseph May born Oct. 12, 1928
Married 1st Jean Graham; she was born Nov. 7, 1931
2nd Esther Griffith; she was born Nov. 1933.
Children of Lawrence and Jean May:
1. Beverly Jean May born Sept. 26, 1951
2. Kathyrn Yvonne May born Nov. 8, 1952
Children of Lawrence and Esther May
1. Thomas May born July 1955
2. Gladys May born November 1956
4. Pauline Rebecca May born August 1, 1931
Married: 1st Lynn Sellers
2nd Frank Maddix, Jr. born April 26, 1927
Children: 1. Pauline Ann Maddix born March 27, 1948
2. Mary Lou Maddix born Sept. 12, 1949
3. Brenda Ellen Maddix born Nov. 5, 1957
5. Semmere William May born March 25, 1933
Married Marjorie ______, born November 5, 1934
Children: 1. Timothy Charles May, born August 23, 1958
2. Julie Gay May born Nov. 31, 1959
3. Raymond Gilligan-stepchild
4. Nancy Gilligan - stepchild
6. Richard Charles May born July 2, 1934 died Feb. 11, 1955

2. Ervin J. Hunsinger born December 2, 1908
Married 1st Mildred Emory who was born Sept. 9, 1908. They divorced.
2nd Elsie Stubbs Walker
Children of Ervin and Mildred:
1. Robert Ervin Hunsinger born March 2, 1927
Married June Carper on October 3, 1946, born June 18, 1931
Children 1. Carol June Hunsinger born October 30, 1947
Married Gerald Southern on Apr. 16, 1966
Children 1. Christine Renee Southern born June 12, 1967
2. Patricia June Southern born February 1, 1969
2. Karl Ervin Hunsinger born January 8, 1950
3. William Robert Hunsinger born May 3, 1951
4. Douglas Rae Hunsinger born April 9, 1953
2. Beverly Jean Hunsinger born November 11, 1928
Married 1st Dio Lewis, Jr. on May 21, 1949. He was born Apr. 3, 1922.
2nd John C. Graham on April 28, 1967
Children of Beverly and Dio are:
1. Cathy Jean Lewis born July 22, 1953
2. David Wayne Lewis born October 26, 1955
3. Janice Ellen Hunsinger born July 31, 1934
Married Robert L. Weller on Jan. 29, 1951 born Aug. 22, 1929
Children 1. Robert L. Weller Jr. born Sept. 9, 1952
2. Michael L. Weller born June 11, 1956
4. Phyliss Ann Hunsinger born August 31, 1935
Married Richard John Sullivan on Jan. 31, 1953 born August 8, 1928
Children 1. Mark Edward Sullivan born August 6, 1954
2. Kathleen Marie Sullivan born January 29, 1957
3. John Kevin Sullivan born November 3, 1958
5. Joyce May Hunsinger born May 30, 1938
Married 1st Ronald G. Tompkins on June 27, 1954 born May 9, 1934
2nd Roger E. Vargo on October 5, 1968
Children of Joyce and Ronald:
  • Susan Joyce born February 14, 1956
  • Ronald George III born February 17, 1957
  • Laurie Ann Tompkins born September 19, 1962
  • 3. Merle Hunsinger born March 27, 1910. Died December 27, 1936.
    Married Pearl Rinebold on November 28, 1933
    Born November 26, 1916. Her second marriage was to Paul Harney.
    Children of Merle and Pearl:
  • Harold Maurice Hunsinger born July 11, 1934
  • Married Doris Swan
    Children 1. Dale Morris Hunsinger born May 10, 1957
    2. Judy Kay Hunsinger born June 20, 1959
  • Donald Merle Hunsinger born April 29, 1936
  • Married Gladys J. Alliger
    on Oct. 23, 1965. She had a son, Raymond Anthony Greene, born August 19, 1958.
    Child of Donald and Gladys:
    1. Brian Lee born April 7, 1970
    4. Aletha Hunsinger born October 6, 1913. Died June 4, 1937
    Married Floyd Duell
    Child: 1. Dorothea Doris Duell born Feb. 24, 1929
    5.Arthur Hunsinger born January 8, 1915. Died January 18, 1931

    IV. John Franklin Hunsinger born July 12, 1884
    Married 1st Mary McIntire on Dec. 12, 1914 born Sept. 21, 1893
    Died July 9, 1968.
    2nd Ida _________
    Children of John and Mary:
  • Agnes Iola Hunsinger born Feb. 12, 1914

  • Married Kenneth Robert Rhinehulus, born in 1910, on Sept. 1, 1934
    Child: (1) Kenneth Robert Rhinehulus (Bob) born March 23, 19__
    Married 1st Joyce Baker on October 22, 1954 (later divorced)
    2nd Joan Johnson on Sept. 2, 1956
    Children of Kenneth and Joan: 1. Terry Robert Rhinehulus born Oct. 17, 1957
    2. Kathy J. Rhinehulus born June 2, 1959
    (2) Edgar Rhinehulus, born 1934Note: Child of Kenneth Robert Rhinehulus and Helen Hoose
  • Harold Donovan Hunsinger born October 18, 1919

  • Married Violet Tyson on Sept. 15, 1943 Divorced
    Children: 1. Jackie Ray Hunsinger born Aug. 26, 1944 Died July 22, 1948
    2. Alice Kay Hunsinger born March 16, 1952
    3. Harold Michael Hunsinger born January 25, 1954
    4. John Frederick Hunsinger born July 7, 1955
  • Dorothy Marie Hunsinger born August 28, 1921
  • Married 1st Olin C. Salsman. Died April 22, 1953
    Child:

    1. Dorothy Iola Salsman born Nov. 28, 1938
    Married 1st Arthur L. Hotaling on Aug. 31, 1963, no chldren
    Married 2nd Skip Norton, no children

    Married 2nd Roger Calvin Chamberlain on Nov. 11, 1954

    Here is a picture of the children of John and Mary (McIntire) Hunsinger taken with their Uncle Charles Karge and two of the Karge children, their first cousins. The picture identities were confirmed to Charlotte Jenney Tappan, the contributor of this picture, by Dorothy Marie (Hunsinger) Chamberlain on February 12, 2002. "Marie", as she was called, noted that she herself has a large brown birthmark on her left arm, conspicuous in the photo. An old wive's tale passed down in the family alleged that, when her mother was carrying Marie, their dog got hit by a car. Her mother was doing dishes and she took the soap off of her arm with her right hand and that's how it happened that the baby was marked!


    Hunsinger and Karge Cousins About 1930
    Uncle Charles Karge, Husband of Sarah Ann "Sally" Hunsinger,
    Holding One of His Children
    Older Children, l to r: Agnes Iola Hunsinger, Mildred Karge,
    Dorothy Marie Hunsinger and Harold Hunsinger
    Photo contributed by Charlotte Jenney Tappan

    4. Hannah Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I) born September 11, 1863. Died January 22, 1888
    Married John Jacoby. He died October 29, 1926
    Children 1. Vernie Rowena Jacoby born Aug. 31, 1883. Died January 1, 1927
    Married (1) Steve Parsons and (2) Frank Herker, was born in 1888
    Children of Vernie and Steve Parsons: 1. Ralph Parsons born Oct. 1902. Died Nov. 23, 1963
    Married 1st . Erma Rinebold in 1926 and later divorced
    2nd Stella F. Stasiak born October 6, 1909
    The child of Ralph and Erma Rinebold was: Donald Ralph Parsons born Nov. 24, 1928
    Married Donna Teeter. She was born June 9, 1932
    Children: 1. Tracy Lee Parsons born July 13, 1953
    2. Daniel Robert Parsons born Nov. 24, 1957
    3. William Frank Parsons born May 9, 1959
    4. Richard John Parsons born May 28, 1962 (twin)
    5. Ralph James Parsons born May 28, 1962 (twin)
    Children of Vernie and Frank Herker:
    1. Enid Frances Herker born Oct. 9, 1909 (twin)
    Married 1st Peter Uzzo
    2nd Franklin W. Hamilton born May 12, 1906
    3rd John Walum on Aug. 19, 1972
    Child of Enid and Peter Uzzo:
    1. Peter James Uzzo born Sept. 10, 1927 died December 16, 1946
    Adopted son of Enid and Franklin Hamilton
  • Franklin James Hamilton born January 4, 1948.
  • 2. Inez Rowena Herker born Oct. 9, 1909 (twin)
    Married 1st Gerald Wolfe
    2nd Loren W. Manuel March 29, _____
    Children: None
    3. Paul Clair Herker born Nov. 15, 1913. Died Nov. 16, 1941
    He lost his life in Honolulu just before WWII at age 28yrs and 1 day.

    2. Elsie Mae Jacoby born August 29, 1885. Died June 13, 1960
    Originally posted as "Elsie Sarah Jacoby". A note from Dick Hunsinger on January 27, 2002 goes as follows: On the Sayman History, you list Elsie Sarah Jacoby married to Henry Vogle. A descendant says her name was Elsie Mae, not Elsie Sarah. In checking the 1900 census for Cherry, I find her listed as a child of John C. Jacoby, named "Elsie M." Additional support for middle name being Mae is that her own 4th child's name was Elsie Mae (married to James Lima).
    Married Henry Vogle on June 4, 1905, born April 2, 1885
    Died July 17, 1964.
    Children: 1. Albert Manning Vogle, born Sept. 19, 1906. Died Nov. 29, 1947
    Married Florence Watkins
    Children 1. Henry Albert Vogle born April 13, 1930
    Married Charlotte Denequolo
    Child: 1. Stephen Edward Vogle born May 17, 1958
    2. Helen Vogle born April 1931
    3. Raymond George Vogle born Sept. 2, 1933
    4. Elsie Mae Vogle born Oct. 19, 1936
    Married James Lima
    Children 1. James Lima
    2. Ruth Lima
    5. Florence Vogle born Oct. 19, 1936
    Married James Miner
    6. Ruth Vogle born Jan. 7, 1938
    Married ______ Lewis
    They had two children.
    7. John Edward Vogle born April 18, 1941
    8. Harold Thomas Vogle born April 8, 1942
    2. Verna Mae Vogle born Sept. 3, 1908
    Married 1st Fred Scherger later divorced
    2nd Peter Shiposh
    Children of Verna and Fred
  • Fred Scherger Jr. born Oct. 1, 1928
  • Married Rose Danna on July 18, 1953
    Children 1. Elena Scherger born April 20, 1954
    2. Mark Scherger born Feb. 18, 1958
    3. Rosanna Scherger born July 18, 1961
    4. Ricky Frederick Scherger born Sept 25, 1963
    5. Eric Scherger born Aug. 8, 1967
  • Ernest Ralph Scherger born Sept. 24, 1929
  • Married Mildred Aleose Murphy on Aug. 20, 1955
    Child: 1. Ernest Ralph Scherger Jr. born Sept. 18, 1958
    Child of Verna and Peter
  • Verna Mae Shiposh born Nov. 1, 1945
  • Married Robert T. Noecker
    Child: 1. Robert Noecker born December 31, 1967 3. Marion Vogle born June 18, 1913
    Married 1st Henry Bentley
    2nd Harvey Bobo
    Children 1. Wayne Lee Bentley (Bobo) born July 4, 1938
    Married Peggy _______
    Child: 1. Dennis Bentley born June 16, 1960
    2. Robert Bentley
    3. Linda Bentley
    4. John Bentley, born March 1967
    4. Ella Marie Vogle born Sept. 12, 1921
    Married Marion Larew
    Child: 1. Charles Veron Larew born Nov. 2, 1950

    After Hannah Sayman Jacoby died, her husband, John Jacoby, married Julia Shaffer. They had two children: 1. Charles S. Jacoby born Nov. 25, 1889. Died Dec. 5, 1964 He never married.
    2. Florence Jacoby born May 13, 1893, died in 1944 She married John Karge. He died June 30, 1965.
    Children: 1. Leon Karge
    2. Donald Karge
    3. Eleanor Karge

    5. Sarah (Sally) Sayman, (Benjamin II, Benjamin I) born 1860 died 1891 married John Yanney born 1856 died April 17, 1934.
    Children 1. Bertha Nora Yanney born Nov. 15, 1885 died Sept. 26, 1934
    Married George Krouse born Aug. 7, 1879 died Feb. 16, 1932. They
    raised two foster children. Ella and Alverta Krouse. They are not direct
    descendants but their record is as follows:

  • Ella Krouse born Feb. 12, 1907
  • Married 1st Alfred Richlin born July 25, 1887 died March 20, 1949
    2nd Henry Litzelman born Nov. 3, 1889 died June 20, 1969
    Children of Ella and Alfred:
  • Elwood Paul Richlin born June 9, 1925 Married Edith Lynch born Oct. 9, 1921
  • Joseph Alfred Richlin born Sept. 15, 1926
  • Married Ruth Yaw born April 17, 1930
    Children:
    1. Sally Ann Richlin born March 21, 1948
    2. Betty Jo Richlin born August 31, 1949
    3. David Perry Richlin born June 8, 1950 died July 10,
    1950
    4. Daniel Richlin born July 30, 1951 Died July 31, 1951
    5. Joseph Allen Richlin born June 1, 1952
  • Sharon Rose Richlin born Sept. 16, 1953
  • Zeta Marie Richlin born July 8, 1932
  • Married 1st Lloyd Myron Decker born Jan. 28, 1924 died July 23, 1960
    2nd George Ballentine
    Children of Zeta and Myron:
  • Judy Ella Decker born Aug. 14, 1952
  • Susan Ann Decker born Dec. 12, 1956
  • Kathy Mae Decker born Aug. 24, 1957
  • Lloyd Myron Decker Jr. born Dec. 6, 1958
  • Wendy Jean Decker born Aug. 6, 1960
  • Married Helen Vaness Miller

    Child of Zeta and George Ballentine:

  • Windy Lee Decker born Dec. 5, 1964
  • Paula Zeta Ballentine born Sept. 1, 1968
  • Vincent Bruce Richlin born Feb. 20, 1935
  • Married Joyce E. Brown,born Jan. 6, 1938
    Children: 1. Vicky E. Richlin born Jan. 3, 1958
    2. Connie Richlin born Feb. 1, 1959
    3. Corinna Lee Richlin born July 12, 1961
    4. Bruce Elwood Richlin born Oct. 31, 1962
    5. Carolyn Renee Richlin born Oct. 15, 1966
    6. Joy Ella Richlin born Oct. 31, 1970

  • Alverta Krouse born July 8, 1912

  • Married 1st Walter W. Waluk later divorced
    2nd Lawrence Leroy Rohe, born Nov. 3, 1920
    Children of Alverta and Walter: 1. Bernadine Waluk born March 23, 1931
    Married John Burke
    Children: 1. Ann Marie Burke
    Born Nov. 27, 1954
    2. John Michael Burke
    Born Nov. 24, 1956
    3. Joseph David Burke
    Born Nov. 29, 1958
    2. Thomas William Waluk Born Dec. 28, 1934
    Married Marilyn Irvine
    Children: 1. Brian Thomas Waluk
    Born April 15, 1961
    2. David Scott Waluk
    Born Sept. 19, 1965
    Children of Alverta and Lawrence:
  • Mary Ellen Rohe born July 30, 1944
  • Lawrence Leroy Rohe, Jr.born July 22, 1946
  • Married 1st Dawn Marie Pedro, later divorced
    2nd JoElaine Masteller Molyneux on May 20, 1989
    Child of Lawrence Jr. and Dawn: 1. Lawrence Leroy Rohe III born April 20, 1969
  • Catherine Rose Rohe born Nov. 24, 1947

  • Married Richard Wesley Pedro, later divorced
    Children: 1. Richard Wesley Pedro Jr. born March 18, 1967
    Married Antoinette Chek on Feb. 15, 1986
    2. Terry Lynne Pedro born Sept 23, 1969
    Married Randy Lewis on Aug. 14, 2000
    3. Catrina Ann Pedro born May 1, 1971
    2. Walter Benjamin Yanney born Oct. 15, 1888 died Nov. 15, 1946
    Married 1st Agnes Heldt, later divorced
    2nd Hattie Yaw, born in 1892 died Nov. 8, 1947
    Children of Walter and Agnes Heldt:
  • Joseph Arthur Yanney born July 23, 1913

  • Married Leona Miller born April 18, 1918
    Children: 1. Joseph Arthur Yanney III born July 31, 1935
    Married Mary Ann Burt on Feb. 1, 1958, born January 21, 1938
    Children: 1. Deborah Ann Yanney born March 11, 1960
    2. Barbie Mae Yanney born Nov. 29, 1962
    3. Dawn Marie Yanney born March 8, 1964
    4. Brenda Lee Yanney born Feb. 12, 1965
    5. Laura Jean Yanney born Oct. 18, 1966
    2. Robert William Yanney born Sept. 18, 1938
    Married Sharon Vough.
    Children: 1. Peggy Sue Yanney, born Nov. 19, 1960
    2. Brian Robert Yanney ,born May 6, 1965
    3. June Ann Yanney born March 11, 1941 Married Richard Monahan
    Children: 1. Rose Marie Monahan born Oct. 3, 1961
    2. Richard Ivan Monahan, Jr. born May 13, 1964
    4. Gary Richard Yanney born April 8, 1949
    Married Joyce Steelman
  • Margaret Elizabeth Yanney, born Sept. 27, 1916, died Feb. 14, 1966

  • Married Edward Germain
    Children 1. Raymond Germain born Sept. 20, 1934
    Married Barbara J.Webster.
    Children: 1. Debra Lee Germain born July 25, 1955
    2. Raymond Edward Germain born Aug. 26, 1958
    3. Ronald Germain born Sept. 12, 1960
    2. Edward Germain Jr. born Feb. 18, 1937
    Married Eva Adams
    Children: 1. Michael Charles Germain born Jan. 21, 1962
    2. Kim Michelle Germain born March 24, 1964
    3. Thomas Germain born Feb. 20, 1939
    Married Delores _____
    Child: 1. Kevin Thomas Germain born May 4, 1966
    Children of Walter and Hattie Yaw:
  • Walter Bruce Yanney born Oct. 29, 1927
  • Ronald Anthony Yanney born Aug. 29, 1931
  • 6. Emma Selina Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I) born February 2, 1866, died April 3, 1932
    Married Frank Hunsinger, born Aug. 16, 1861, died March 5, 1952
    Children: 1. Elsie May Hunsinger, born Feb. 22, 1890 died Jan. 4, 1929
    Married Frederick George Karge, born Aug. 16, 1884 and died June 25, 1948
    They had no children.
    After Elsie’s death, Fred Karge married Marie Taylor. After Fred’s death, Marie married Clarence Bender.

    7. Julietta Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I)born March 7, 1867, died July 19, 1947
    Married Thomas Murray, Sr. born April 14, 1868, died June 21, 1954
    Children: 1. Agnes Murray, born Feb. 28, 1890
    Married Howard M. Vanderpool, born in 1889, died Nov. 10, 1957
    Child: 1. Lyle Vanderpool, born April 28, 1911
    Married Martha Eden
    Child: 1. Lynda Vanderpool born March 21, 1947
    2. Thomas Murray Jr. born Nov. 26, 1894, died Dec. 24, 1971
    Married 1st Julia McDonald; she died March 20, 1951
    2nd Maud Bump, born Feb. 16, 19__
    Children of Thomas and Julia:
  • Margaret Mary Murray, born Jan. 6, 1922
    Married David N. George
  • Children 1. Christine George born Nov. 6, 1952
    2. David Michael George born Aug. 1954
    3. Richard George born April 15, 1957
  • Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Murray, born Nov. 6, 1923
  • Married Jack Kerns on Oct. 6, 1958
  • Joan Cecelia Murray, born Jan. 5, 1926
    Married James R. Daly, born Nov. 10, 1926
  • Children: 1. James Jeremiah Daly born Nov. 7, 1951
    2. Michael Joseph Daly born May 4, 1953
    3. Joann Daly born July 30, 1957
  • Anna Marie Murray born April 6, 1934
  • 3. Mary Ellen Murray born Sept 8, 1897
    Married Gerald Harbough born Aug. 11, 1897
    Children: 1. Mary Teresa Harbough born Aug. 7, 1922
    Married Larue Allen born Sept. 5, 1920
    Children: 1. Sharon Ann Allen born Aug. 28, 1942
    2. Valerie Kaye Allen born Aug. 27, 1946
    2. Eugene Thomas Harbough born March 28, 1925
    Married Mary Jo Lusk. She was born May 3, 1921
    4. Julia Murray born Aug. 7, 1903
    Married Frank Polinsky born Dec. 29, 1902
    Children 1. Bernard Polinsky born Aug. 18, 1923
    Married Ida May Marsh born June 21, 1934
    2. Teresa Polinsky born March 9, 1926
    Married Domenick Isope born March. 20, 1927
    3.Agnes Polinsky born Dec. 29, 1927
    Married Joseph Petrikonis born March 23, 1928
    Children 1. Joseph Petrikonis born Jan. 28, 1948
    2. Paul Petrikonis born May 7, 1949
    3. Thomas Petrikonis born May 22, 1953
    4. David Petrikonis born March 30, 1957
    4. Kathaleen Polinsky born April 29, 1933
    5. Thomas Polinsky born Dec. 5, 1934

    8. Adeline Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I) born August 29, 1868, died March 18, 1903
    Married Eli Rinebold, brother of George Rinebold (who married Adeline's stepmother Elizabeth Shaffer) on Feb. 6, 1888 in Laporte, PA. Eli was born July 19, 18__, and died April 1, 1944.
    Children: 1. Alice Cordelia Rinebold born March 3, 1888
    Married Chester Oliver Ferrell born Aug. 13, 1885, died Feb. 16, 1965.
    Children: 1. Oscar Eugene Ferrell born May 6, 1910
    Married Catherine Everling on June 4, 1934, born Oct. 15, 1915
    Children: 1. Lois Catherine Ferrell born Sept. 20, 1936
    Married Robert E. Bond on April 8, 1961
    Children: 1. Robert Elwood Bond born July 27, 1962
    2. Mary Theresa Bond born May 6, 1965
    2. Jean Ann Ferrell born Jan. 12, 1939
    Married Richard Plotts on Oct 21, 1961
    Child: 1. Scott Nile Plotts born Aug. 1, 1969
    2. Helen Adlyn Ferrell born July 2, 1919
    Married David Potter in 1937
    Children: 1. David Bruce Potter Jr. born Jan. 30, 1938
    Married Jean Roby in 1959
    Children: 1. Clifford David Potter born Aug. 30, 1960
    2.Betsy Jean Potter born Feb. 6, 1963
    3.Thomas Michael Potter born Feb. 29 1964
    2. Donald Wayne Potter born March 23, 1939
    Married Phyliss Stalter in 1959
    Children: 1. Ronda Jean Potter born June 11, 1963
    2. James Spencer Potter born May 12, 1964
    3. Stewart Raymond Potter born July 23, 1940
    Married Barbara Eck on Nov. 17, 1962
    Children: 1. Ray Wesley Potter born Nov. 2, 1962
    2. Daniel Ray Potter born Sept. 17, 1965
    3. Randy Joe Potter born April 20, 1967
    4. Stanley Eugene Potter born Nov. 11, 1942
    Married Dolores Fritz
    Child: 1 Melissa Marie Potter born Jan. 20, 1967
    5. Timothy Francis Potter born May 27, 1957
    3. Stanley Gamilee Ferrell born Jan. 17, 1923, died Oct. 24, 1970
    2. Cora May Rinebold born July 10, 1890, died July 3, 1992
    Married 1st Lee Kinney, born Sept. 24, 1882, died Nov. 21, 1918
    2nd Parker Hall, born Sept. 29, 1889, died Sept. 16, 1962
    Children of Cora and Lee Kinney:
  • Ralph Lee Kinney born Aug. 24, 1915

  • Married Elizabeth Searfoss born Oct. 11, 1916
    Children: 1. Elsie Marie Kinney born April 11, 1936
    Married Joseph Cornish in 1957, born June 18, 1936
    Children: 1. Patty Jo Cornish born Feb. 22, 1958
    2. Ralph Eric Cornish born Nov. 26, 1960
    2. Elzina Ruby Kinney born June 14, 1937
    Married Charles Paul in 1955, born April 20, 1934
    Children: 1. Thomas Richard Paulborn Jan. 21, 1956
    2. Vicky Jo Paul born Dec. 16, 1956
    3. Charlene Kay Paul born Dec. 31, 1957
    4. Pamela Rose Paul born Dec. 6, 1958
    5. Charles Alex Paul born March 5, 1960
    3. Sandra Jean Kinney born Sept 23, 1938
    4. Lois Mae Kinney born Aug. 21, 1939
    Married Robert C. Chapman on Dec. 15, 1956, born Dec. 10, 1929
    Children: 1. Bruce Allen Chapman born Oct. 9, 1958
    2. Robert Miles Chapman born Sept. 1, 1962
    3. Steven Curtis Chapman born Aug. 17, 1963
    5. Ralph Leon Kinney born Sept. 16, 1942
    6. Patricia Arletta Kinney born Oct. 11, 1943
    Married James Ireland Cain
    Children: 1. Sheila Jean Cain born Nov. 25, 1962
    2. Jennifer Leigh Cain born Dec. 5, 1963
  • Ruby Adeline Kinney born April 17, 1917

  • Married Gersley Wolcott born Dec. 19, 1913
    Children: 1. Barbara Arlene Wolcott born Aug. 31, 1935
    Married Duane Jack Northrup
    Children:
  • Raymond Howard Northrup born Oct. 3, 1954
  • Karen Barbara Northrup born Sept. 8, 1955
  • Daniel Lynn Northrup born Oct. 21, 1956
  • Glenn Allen Northrup born Dec. 10, 1958
  • Kathleen Ann Northrup born July 18, 1960
  • Jeffery Duane Northrup born Oct. 12, 1961
  • Jon David Northrup born March 10, 1964
  • 2. Gersley Howard Wolcott Jr. born May 12, 1937
    Married 1st Ruth Ann Schultz on June 29, 1957, born July 10, 1938
    2nd Arlene __________
    Children of Gersley and Arlene:
  • Brian Frederick Wolcott born Jan. 27, 1963
  • Brent Edward Wolcott born Dec. 20, 19__
  • Bruce Allen Wolcott born Feb. , 19_
  • Ronald Neil Wolcott born July 24, 1938

  • Married 1st Rosemary Frutchey on Jan. 24, 1957
    2nd Alberta Ann Kraus on July 27, 1963
    Child of Ronald and Rosemary:
  • Teena Marie Wolcott born Dec. 12, 1958
  • Children of Ronald and Alberta; 1. Brenda Lee Wolcott born March 23, 196?
    2. Sheila Rae Wolcott born May 9, 1966
    3. Gerald Lee Wolcott born Sept. 15, 1939
    4. Shirley Jean Wolcott born June 9, 1941
    Married Richard Dildine
    Children: 1. Melissa Adaline Dildine born July 7, 1963
    2. Jennifer Pauline Dildine born Nov. 13, 1964
    5. Edward Patrick Wolcott born March 17, 1943
    Married Maxine DeVon
    Children: 1. Debra Sue Wolcott born Aug. 19, 1963
    2. Meredith Lynn Wolcott born Nov. 13, 1964
    Children of Cora and Parker Hall:
  • Martha Rosellen Hall born Dec. 20, 1925

  • Married Robert Adams on Dec. 22, 19_____. He was born Feb. 1, 1909
    Children: 1. Frankie Maxwell Adams, born Aug. 17, 1913
    Married Sally Darlene Springer
    2. Diana Lee Adams, born Oct. 2, 1945
    3. William Joseph Adams, born July 5, 1947
  • Julia May Hall born July 14, 1928

  • Married Laverne Havens on Nov. 22, 19__. He was born Feb. 13, 1921
    Children: 1. Laverne Harry Havens, Jr., born Dec. 10, 1942
    2. Douglas John Havens, born Dec. 29, 1945
    3. Harry Douglas Havens, born Nov. 10, 1946
    4. Jane Marie Havens born Jan. 11, 1948
    5. Mark Walter Havens, born May 21, 1960
  • John Parker Hall, born Sept. 29, 1929
  • Married Leola Raymond on Sept. 10, 1948
    Children: 1. Bruce John Hall, born May 2, 1952
    2. John Parker Hall, born April 17, 1953
    3. Terry Jean Hall, born Sept. 9, 1954
    4. Kelly Denise Hall, born July 19, 1960
    5. Scott Michael Hall, born Dec. 17, 1961
  • Harold Lawrence Hall born June 8, 1930
  • Married Patricia White on June 10, 19__, born Jan. 6, 1931
    Children: 1. Harold Lawrence Hall born Oct. 17, 1950
    2. Robert Parker Hall born Aug. 28, 1951
    3. David Wayne Hall born July 30, 1953
    4. Dale Eugene Hall born July 21, 1954
    5. Kathy Marie Hall born Oct. 22, 1955
    6. Sheryl Ann Hall born Feb. 16, 1957
    7. Ronald Edward Hall born July 11, 1958
    8. Thomas Michael Hall born Aug. 11, 1960
    9. Alan Joseph Hall born Nov. 20, 1961
    10. Susan Kay Hall born Sept. 14, 1963
    11. Laura Lyn Hall born Sept 27, 1965
    12. Joseph Parker Hall born March 22, 1967
  • Lola Louise Hall born Feb. 9, 1932

  • Married James McConnell on Feb. 16, 1952, born Sept. 10, 1932.
    Children: 1. James Edward McConnell, born Nov. 16, 1952
    2. Nancy Lynn McConnell, born March 11, 1954
    3. Richard Allen McConnell, born Feb. 1, 1955
    4. Earl Luther McConnell, born Nov. 23, 1956
    5. Dwight David McConnell, born July 13, 1961
    6. Mary Jane McConnell, born Sept 16, 1964
    7. Paul Authur McConnell, born May 9, 1967
  • Esther Marie Hall born April 10, 1934

  • Married Harry Kenneth Parks on March 17, 1955, born May 4, 1934
    Children: 1. Harry Kenneth Parks, Jr. born July 10, 1958
    2. William Thomas Parks born Oct. 26, 1959
    3. Michael Lynn Parks born April 9, 1966
    3. Julia Etta Rinebold, born May 21, 1892, died Jan. 5, 1970
    Married Thomas Millhime on Oct. 13, 1900, born Jan. 31, 1880, brother of David Millhime who married Adeline (Sayman) Rinebold's younger sister Colissa Sayman


    Thomas Millhime and Julia Etta Rinebold
    Two Pictures of the Couple
    Photos contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford

    The children of Thomas and Julia were: 1. Henry Albert Millhime, born Dec. 4, 1911, died Aug. 12, 1967
    Married: Rebecca __________
    Child: 1. Albert Millhime, Jr., born March 22, 1947
    2. Roy Alfred Millhime, born June 6, 1915, died Jan. 12, 1976
    3. Sylvester Arnold Millhime, born Oct. 21, 1918, died March 3, 1975 in Elmira, NY
    Married Regina C. Muskavitch on Feb. 27, 1954; she was born April 30, 1923, died Jan. 6, 1964 in Elmira, NY
    Child: 1. Thomas Arnold Millhime born Aug. 24, 1955
    4. Sadie Adeline Rinebold, born Oct. 1, 1894
    Married Luther Bennett, born Jan. 28, 1900, died Dec. 31, 1942
    Children: 1. Elsie Marie Bennett, born Jan. 20, 1920
    Married Leroy Bellis, born Jan. 25, 1920
    Children; 1. Donald Bellis born April 22, 1941
    2. Dawn Bellis, born Dec. 27, 19__
    2. Nellie May Bennett, born Sept. 16, 1921
    Married Carl Rolfe born July 15, 1917
    Children: 1. Dennis Rolfe born July 30, 1941
    2. Wayne Rolfe born June 1, 1943
    3. John Rolfe born July 17, 1948
    4. Jerry Rolfe born Aug. 6, 1951
    3. John Bennett, born March 9, 1923
    Married Zelma Cole, born Nov. 6, 19__
    Children: 1. Candy Bennett born May 20, 1946
    2. Keith Bennett born Jan. 27, 1955
    3. Shannon Cole born April 1957
    5. Edward Rinebold, born Oct. 28, 1896, died Oct. 20, 1924
    Married Valeda Drollette
    Children: 1. Francis Rinebold
    Married Jane Holmes
    Children: 1. Katherine Rinebold
    2. Teresa Rinebold
    3. Mary Jane Rinebold
    4. Jane Marie Rinebold
    2. Robert Rinebold
    Married Grace Lunderman
    Children: 1. Mary Roberta Rinebold
    2. Judith Rinebold
    3. Carleen Rinebold
    3. Mary Rinebold
    Married Charles Bennett
    Children: 1. Charles Edward Bennett
    2. Michael Lee Bennett
    3. John Francis Bennett
    6. Bertha Rinebold born and died in infancy, May 5, 1902
    7. John Rinebold, born and died in infancy 1901

    9. Samuel Benjamin Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I), born Oct. 5, 1871, died Feb. 5, 1954
    Married 1st Stella Hunsinger on Nov. 9, 1900, born July 5, 1879, died Jan. 18, 1919
    Married 2nd Elizabeth "Lizzie" Campbell Sherman on Oct. 31, 1920, born Sept. 11, 1877, died March 15, 1967.
    Note: "Lizzie" had 3 children by a former marriage, Charles, Elmer and Dorothy Sherman. See more below.
    Children of Samuel and Stella Hunsinger:
  • Clara May Sayman born June 29, 1901, died March 28, 1993.
  • Married 1st Willard Irvin Hunsinger, born July 5, 1897, died Sept. 12, 1935
    2nd Charles R. Raub on July 10, 1962
    Children of Clara and Willard: 1. Paul Willard Hunsinger born Dec. 19, 1922, died Feb. 7, 1984
    Married Betty Leljedal on Aug. 10, 1944, born Apr. 14, 1923
    Children: 1. Pamela Lynn Hunsinger born May 28, 1946
    Married Renold Bretz on Aug. 26, 1965
    Children: 1. Aimee Darlene Bretz, born July 17, 1966
    2. James Eugene Bretz, born Oct 9, 1969
    2. Linda Kay Hunsinger born Sept. 17, 1947
    Married William J. Lavender
    Children: 1. William Lavender born June 23, 1967
    2. Michael Allen Lavender born July 27, 1968
    3. Joan Marie Lavender born Sept. 14, 1970
    3. Ronald James Hunsinger born Nov. 11, 1949
    Married Mona Seiders on Sept. 14, 1970
    4. Chris Andrew Hunsinger born June 19, 1958
    2. Audrey Marie Hunsinger born April 17, 1926
    Married Robert R. Sheppard on Feb. 14, 1953, born Jan. 8, 1930
    Children: 1. Kim Robert Sheppard born Sept. 12, 1961
    2. Karen Ann Sheppard born Jan. 20, 1965

    Note: You can learn more about this family at The Descendants of Clara May Sayman.

  • Lorena Rowena Sayman born June 9, 1906, died Sept. 16, 1906

  • Pearl Rosalia Sayman born Feb. 15, 1911, died April 21, 1979
  • Married 1st Edwin Lamberson, born Sept. 18, 1907, died March 6, 1973
    2nd Thomas Jaynes
    Child of Edwin and Pearl: 1. Sharon Ann Lamberson, born April 19, 1941
    Married Richard Hollander
    Children: 1. Kathy Sue Hollander born Jan. 14, 1960, died May 26, 1967
    2. Tamera Lynn Hollander born March 31, 1962

    Next comes a record of Samuel Sayman’s step-children, the children of Elizabeth Sherman Sayman by her first marriage.

  • Elmer Garland Sherman, born July 30, 1910
  • Married Miriam Bolick
    Children: 1. Thomas Sherman born March 6, 1940
    2. Burdell Elizabeth Sherman born Aug. 26, 1941
    3. Arthur Sherman born July 28, 1942
  • Charles Delmar Sherman, born Sept. 6, 1913, died Oct. 26, 1957

  • Never married
  • Dorothy May Sherman, born Sept. 2, 1915

  • Married Howard Woodrow Shrimp, born Dec. 15, 1912, died Nov. 5, 1968
    Children:
    1. Rose Elizabeth Shrimp born Jan. 8, 1934
    Married David Edkin born July 3, 1930
    Children: 1. David Wayne Edkin born Sept. 10, 1956
    2. Kathy Jean Edkin born Sept. 2, 1958
    3. Donald Frank Edkin born Jan. 1, 1960
    2. William Howard Shrimp born May 6, 1936
    Married Caroline Bay on July 14, 1962 born Jan. 30, 1941
    Children: 1. Susan Carol Shrimp, born May 25, 1963
    2. Sherry Ann Shrimp, born Dec. 24, 1964
    3. Shirley Grace Shrimp, born April 19, 1939
    Married Raymond Eugene Richlin born June 12, 1934
    Children: 1. Debra Louise Richlin born May 17, 1959
    2. Raymond Eugene Richlin Jr. born May 31, 1960
    3. Lisa Ann Richlin born Dec. 28, 1962
    4. Tammy Sue Richlin born March 31, 1965
    4. Catherine Freda Shrimp born May 25, 1942
    Married Gene Robert Carner born Feb. 3, 1934
    5. Robert Charles Shrimp, born July 16, 1946
    Married Pamela Gowen
    Children: 1. Daniel Howard Shrimp born Oct. 19, 1968
    2. Donald Charles Shrimp born Sept. 25, 1970
    3. Duane Robert Shrimp born March 31, 1972
    6. Edward Eugene Shrimp, born Dec. 1, 1948
    7. Gerald Donald Shrimp, born Feb. 25, 1952
    8. Howard Woodrow Shrimp, Jr., born Dec. 15, 1954

    10. John Francis Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I) born Nov. 21, 1863, died Monday, Sept.7, 1881. He is eulogized in a poem likely published in The Sullivan Review on or about Thursday, September 10, 1881, and which you can find at Aunt Eliza's Scrapbook.
    11. Josephine Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I) born Sept 15, 1875, died May 8, 1901
    Married Curtis Rumsey on April 12, 1890, born July 27, 1866, died May 11, 1950
    Both Curtis and Josephine are buried at the Warburton Hill Cemetery in Forks Township, PA.
    Note: Curtis’ second marriage was to Stella M. Vough, born May 5, 1873
    Died Aug. 23, 1953. Their children were: Lyle Nelson Rumsey born Aug. 28, 1903, died Sept 7, 1969
    Howard Bruce Rumsey born Mar. 4, 1906, died Jan 27, 1967
    Children of Josephine and Curtis:
  • Minnie Angeline Rumsey born Jan. 27, 1891
  • Married Herman Waxman born June 6, 1883
    Children: 1. Josephine May Waxman born Dec. 8, 1910
    Married Joseph Layton, later divorced, no children
    2. Genevieve Marie Waxman born Sept. 25, 1915, died July 15, 1959
    Married Edward Lynch
    Children: 1. Mary Catherine Lynch born June 22, 1939, died 1953
    2. Patrick Eugene Lynch born Sept. 23, 1940
    3. Robert Gerald Lynch born May 10, 1944
    4. Gerald Arthur Lynch born Oct. 2, 1946
    5. James Richard Lynch born Aug. 8, 1948
  • Earl Benjamin Rumsey born May 27, 1892, died July 5, 1958

  • Married Lena Seymour on March 28, 1912, born July 22, 1892, died May 21, 1956
    Children: 1. Earl William Rumsey Jr. born Jan. 16, 1913
    Married Jennie Trump on May 8, 1933
    Children: 1. Ronald Eugene Rumsey born Nov. 30, 1934
    Married 1st Constance Randkin Shea- divorced
    2nd Carolyn Coates
    Child of Ronald and Constance Shea: 1. Kimberly Ann Rumsey born Sept. 15, 1959
    Children of Ronald and Carolyn; 1. Marie Rumsey
    2. Robert Allen Rumsey born April 23, 1938
    Married Irmgard Richter
    Children: 1. Roger Allen Rumsey born Sept 19, 1961
    2. Robin Annetta Rumsey born Nov. 21, 1963
    3. Jean Ann Rumsey born Oct. 25, 1942, died same day
    4. John Frederick Rumsey born Feb. 24, 1944, died Feb. 25, 1944
    2. Grace Marion Rumsey born Jan. 18, 1915, died Feb. 13, 1915
    3. Irving Stanley Rumsey born May 28, 1916
    Married Nelda Moore
    Children: 1. Ruby Marcia Rumsey born Nov. 1943
    Married John William Fish on Jan. 1, 1962
    Children: 1. Raymond John Fish born May 2, 1965
    2. Boyd Irving Fish born Oct. 2, 1967
    2. Rita Arlene Rumsey born Sept. 1944
    Married Michael A. Villie on July 4, 1964
    Child: 1. Irving Stanley Villie born Dec. 12, 1965
    3. Ralph Leslie Rumsey born Aug. 12, 1948
    Married Joyce Gillman
    Children: 1. Michael Paul Rumsey born March 5, 1970
    2. Kenneth Wayne Rumsey born Mar. 5, 1970
    4. Rose Mary Rumsey born Dec. 19, 1951
    Married Otto Kennedy Miller
    5. Rocky Lane Rumsey born April 25, 1956
    6. Ruth Nelda Rumsey born February 25, 1959
    4. Orson Willard Rumsey born Feb. 28, 1918, died Jan 26, 1968
    Married 1st Ann Tolbert on Feb. 13, 1942, divorced
    Married 2nd Erma Walker on Nov. 27, 1950

    Child of Orson and Ann Tolbert:
    1. Anna Alberta Rumsey born Feb. 5, 1943
    Children of Orson and Erma:
  • Orson Roland Rumsey born March 27, 1952
  • Lucinda Elaine Rumsey born Jan. 11, 1954
  • Randy Lynn Rumsey born Dec. 15, 1956
  • 5. Lena Pauline Rumsey born Apr. 2, 1919
    Married Joseph Dickerson on Feb. 24, 1939
    Children: 1. Curtis Earl Dickerson born Jan. 18, 1943
    Married Judith Russell on Dec. 26, 1964
    Child: 1. Kaye Lynn Dickerson born Jan. 8, 1967
    2. Linda Jean Dickerson born June 16, 1944
    Married David Harris
    3. Joseph Allen Dickerson born June 12, 1956
    6. Herbert Curtis Rumsey born May 2, 1923
    Married Helen Hoffman on March 31, 1962
    7. Bruce Norman Rumsey born Aug. 28, 1928
    Married 1st Patricia Middaugh in 1958, later divorced
    Married 2nd Kathryn Hamilton

    Child of Bruce and Patricia Middaugh: 1. Debra Sue Rumsey born April 29, 1959
    Child of Bruce and Kathryn Hamilton: 1. Bruce Norman Rumsey Jr. born April 22, 1965
    8. Maynard Lee Rumsey born June 1, 1930
    9. Harold Edgar Rumsey (twin) born Feb. 3, 1932, died Feb. 4, 1932
    10. Harlan Edsall Rumsey (twin) born Feb. 3, 1932, died Feb. 5, 1932
  • Winifred May Rumsey born Dec. 24, 1893
  • Married 1st August William Waxman on June 27, 1911, born Jan. 1, 1890, died Nov. 23, 1939
    Married 2nd Royal Martin Kuhn on Nov. 17, 1943, born June 5, 1898, died Feb. 6, 1966
    Child of Winifred and August Waxman: 1. George William Waxman born July 4, 1917
    Married Gladys Elizabeth Cowan born Aug. 24, 1919
    Child: 1. Lawrence August Waxman born May 14, 1943
    Married Connie Rose Stuck on Dec. 26, 1964
    Children: 1. Candace Rainey Waxman born Nov. 27, 1965
    2. Larry Keith Waxman born May 21, 1967
    3. Terry Lynn Waxman born May 21, 1967
  • Seth Ellicott Rumsey born Dec. 24, 1898, died Dec. 15, 1964

  • Married Agnes Marie Seymour on March 30, 1923, born May 28, 1904
    Children: 1. Dean Alvin Rumsey born June 23, 1924
    Married Harrietta Marie Grace on March 26, 1950
    Children: 1. Jeanne Grace Rumsey born March 10, 1951
    2. Dean Alvin Rumsey, Jr. born April 20, 1952
    3. Frederick James Rumsey born May 26, 1953
    4. Diane Marie Rumsey born April 28, 1958
    2. Josephine Marie Rumsey born May 13, 1926
    Married Stanley Lewis on June 30, 1946
    Child: 1. Connie Marie Lewis born March 22, 1948
    Married Robert Ernest Swartart
    Children: 1. Robert Ernest Swartart, Jr. born Aug. 10, 1968
    2. Bryon Keith Swartart born May 20, 1970
    3. Seth Ellicott Rumsey Jr., born April 27, 1928, died July 26, 2003 in Waycross, GA, buried in the Hoboken Cemetery, Hoboken, GA
    Married Margie June Phillips in 1951
    Children: 1. Barbara Jeanne Rumsey born Jan. 27, 1952
    2. Seth Earl Rumsey born Oct. 5, 1953
    3. Arnold Eugene Rumsey born Sept. 21, 1954
    4. Bonnie Lee Rumsey born March 25, 1956
    5. William Allen Rumsey born July 30, 1958
    6. Thomas Jeffery Rumsey born July 30, 1958
    7. Margie Julene Rumsey born July 28, 1960
    4. Mahlon Seymour Rumsey born Mary 19, 1930
    Married Loy Janette Thomas
    Children: 1. Jenny Lou Rumsey born April 18, 1958
    2. Myron Eugene Rumsey born Sept. 15, 1964
    3. David Seth Rumsey born Sept. 18, 1967
    5. Darlene Elois Rumsey born June 4, 1931
    Married Lester Fayette Congdon on April 13, 1952
    Child: 1. Regina Ione Congdon born Nov. 14, 1959

    12. Colissa Sayman (Benjamin II, Benjamin I) born Aug. 9, 1877, died Sept. 11, 1969 buried in Peace Cemetery, Dushore, PA. Her picture is shown at the head of this narrative. Married David Millhime on April 3, 1896, born Nov. 20, 1869, in Barclay, Bradford County, PA. He died Oct. 28, 1959. and was buried in Bernice, PA. David was the son of Adam and Alama Waltman Millhime, and the brother of Thomas Millhime who married Julia Etta Rinebold, daughter of Colissa's older sister, Adeline (Sayman) Rinebold. Here is his picture taken at, or about the time of his wedding to Colissa, in 1896.


    David Millhime
    1869-1959
    Great-great-grandfather of Linda Ryan Crawford
    Husband of Colissa Sayman
    Taken as a Young Man
    Perhaps as a Wedding Photo in 1896
    Photo contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford

    The children of David and Colissa were:1. Clara May Millhime born Nov. 3, 1897 in Bernice, PA, died March 23, 1983
    Married:-- 1st Fred Ryant on August 14, 1914, born Nov. 24, 1884 in Cayutaville, NY, son of Charles Harris Ryant and Etta Smith; he died March 18, 1935; Fred changed his name to RYAN
    Note: Etta Smith's family had the oldest house in Laceyville, PA; they were participants in the Wyoming Massacre of 1778

    Married 2nd Thomas O’Neill, born July 8, 1904, died July 29, 1960
    Children of Clara Millhime and Fred Ryan: 1. Charles Harris Ryan born Feb. 17, 1916
    Married Arlene M. Purhenn on Apr. 20, 1946. born Sept. 16, 1924, died Sept. 11, 1992

    Here is Charles in uniform as a young man.


    Charles Harris Ryan
    Father of Linda Ann (Ryan) Crawford
    In Uniform During the 1940s
    Photo contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford

    Here is a picture of Charles and Arlene (Purhenn) Ryan in later life:


    Charles Harris Ryan and Arlene M. (Purhenn) Ryan
    Parents of Linda Ann (Ryan) Crawford
    1969
    Photo contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford

    The children of Charles Ryan and Arlene Purhenn are:

    1. Linda Ann Ryan, born Nov. 4, 1946 in Cortland, NY; our contributor for this History; she is related by marriage or descent to the Crawford, Hunsinger and Thrasher families of Sullivan County
    Married Carl J. Crawford on June 29, 1968, born May 20, 1947
    Children: 1. Troy Daniel Crawford, born July 9, 1970
    Child: 1. Dustin Michael Crawford Albright, born Aug. 9, 1993
    2. Shawn Carl Crawford, born July 26, 1975
    3. Victoria Ann Crawford, born Mar. 14, 1978
    Married Nathanial Lyman Reeve, son of Lorenzo Reeve and Mary Ann Allis, on Sept. 25, 1999 in Troy, PA. He was born Feb. 19, 1978
    Child: 1. Julia Ann Reeve, born Apr. 19, 2001



    Nathaniel Lyman and Victorian Ann (Crawford) Reeve
    Wedding Picture
    Troy, PA
    September 25, 1999
    Photo contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford



    Nathaniel Lyman and Victorian Ann (Crawford) Reeve
    Wedding Party
    Troy, PA September 25, 1999
    L to r: Troy, Linda (mother), Victoria, Carl (father) and Shawn
    In front: Dustin, Son of Troy
    Photo contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford



    Julia Ann Reeve
    Daughter of Nathaniel and Victoria (Crawford) Reeve
    Born April 19, 2001
    Photo contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford

    2. Theresa May Ryan born March 22, 1948
    Married Gerald Allan Adams on Aug 2, 1969, born March 25, 1948, Sayre, PA; he was the son of Henry Adams and June Hardenstine
    Children of Theresa and Gerald:
    1. Angela Marie Adams born Sept 9, 1973
    Married Nathan David Hall on June 19, 1999 in Austinville, PA; born Feb. 2, 1975 in Elmira, NY
    Son of Larry and JoAnn Hall
    Children; 1. Jacob Steven Allan Hall
    Born June 2, 2000
    2. Scott Allan Adams born Sept. 16, 1976
    His child is: Mika May Adams, born November 8, 2001
    3. Cassandra May Adams born Nov. 20, 1980
    3. Lee Frederick Ryan born Dec. 9, 1960
    2. Frances Cordelia Millhime born April 11, 1900. died Jan. 1987 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Married Archie VanSice, born July 1, 1890, died May 10, 1948
    Children: 1. Leola May VanSice born Feb. 6, 1916
    Married 1st Raymond Jeffries born March 7, 1907
    2nd James McGlane born Dec. 17, 1915
    3rd Jess Robert Carneal born Dec. 10, 1913
    4th Lewis Winget born July 10, 1915

    Here is a picture of Frances Millhime.


    Frances Cordelia Millhime
    1900-1987
    Wife of Archie VanSice
    Photo contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford

    Children of Leola and Raymond Jeffries:
    1. Jack Elton Jeffries born Sept. 7, 1934
    Married a girl in Japan
    2. Floyd Arthur Jeffries born Sept. 8, 1935
    Married Patricia Ward, born March 15, 1939
    Children: 1. Sherry Jeffries born May 17, 1957
    2. Stephen Jeffries born May 1, 1959
    3. Jean Frances Jeffries born April 19, 1937
    Married Edward Marcinick, born July 7, 1934
    Children: 1. Jacquelin Rose Marcinick born Dec. 17, 1955
    2. Stanley Robert Marcinick born Nov. 6, 1957
    4. Robert Edward Jeffries born April 6, 1939
    Married Eldora H. Gregware, born Sept. 6, 1939
    Children: 1. Jeff Edward Jeffries born Oct. 19, 1958
    2. Ken Robert Jeffries born Nov. 10, 1959
    5. Patricia Lou Jeffries born May 21, 1941
    Married Walter Stebmann, born Oct. 28, 1931
    Child: 1. Kathy Lynn Stebmann born Nov. 21, 1959
    Children of Leola and James McGlane:
  • Sandra Lee McGlane born Jan. 30, 1945
  • Douglas James McGlane born July 7, 1946
  • Child of Leola and Jess Robert Carneal: 1. Penny Sue Carneal born Sept. 16, 1955
    Child of Leola and Lewis Winget
  • Jerry Lewis Winget born May 21, 1960
  • 2. Harold David VanSice born Oct. 15, 1919
    Married Maxine Leora Bailey, born Oct. 29, 1932
    Children: 1. Leora Frances VanSice born Aug. 28, 1953
    2. Harold David VanSice born Aug. 3, 1954
    3. Craig Leonard VanSice born July 22, 1956
    3. Edgbert Archie VanSice born Feb. 15, 192?, died Nov. 22, 1922
    4. Geradine Julia VanSice born Dec. 22, 1923
    Married John Apfel, born Dec. 18, 1921
    Children: 1. William John Apfel born Dec. 2, 1942
    2. Linda Lou Apfel born Aug. 10, 1947
    3. Patricia Ann Apfel born Aug. 26, 1949
    5. Caroline Marie VanSice born May 23, 1926
    Married Bryce M Barnes, born June 27, 1924
    Children: 1. Bryce Sheldon Barnes born Jan. 27, 1947
    2. Russell Albert Barnes born July 27, 1949
    3. Mary Lynn Barnes born Jan. 16, 1951
    6. Deloris Grace VanSice born April 18, 1928
    Married Ted Somerville, born Nov. 20, 1925
    No children
    7. Ethel Enid VanSice born May 8, 1930
    Married 1st Robert Lamb, born July 10, 1927
    Children of Ethel and Robert Lamb: 1. Robert Charles Lamb born Feb. 27, 1948
    2. Richard Lee Lamb born Feb. 23, 1953
    3. Barbara J. Lamb born May 2, 1955

    Here is a picture of four of the daughters of Frances Cordelia Millhime and Archie VanSice, taken about 1944.


    Daughters of Archie VanSice and Florence Millhime
    L to r: Deloris, Ethel, Caroline and Geraldine
    Taken in 1944
    Photo contributed by Linda Ryan Crawford

    3. Flossie Anna Millhime born Jan. 3, 1903, died Oct. 13, 1982
    Married John J. Cox, born in 1887, died May 2, 1947
    No children.

    The next family narrative, on the Hartzig family, will bring out further relationships between the Sayman family and such other large Sullivan County settler families as the Hartzigs and the Rohes.

     

     


    The Sayman Homestead
    1915--The Year After Benjamin Sayman II Died
    Forks Township, Sullivan County, PA
    22 children Were born and Raised in this Home by Ben and His Two Wives
    Burnt Down in 1930 and Was Rebuilt in the Same Manner
    Individuals in the Pictures are Alfred Richlin (driver), Elisha Sayman (next to driver)
    Fred Sayman (on left front), Elizabeth Shaffer Sayman (on porch), and
    One of Hattie Sayman's Sons Standing in the Yard
    Photo contributed by Verna Mae Noecker


    The Farm of Benjamin Sayman II
    Forks Township, Sullivan County, PA
    1920s
    Photos contributed by Verna Mae Noecker

     

     

    DESCENDANTS OF JOHN HARTZIG


    Family of Peter Rohe and Hannah Hartzig
    Charles in rear between parents
    Clara and Leroy in front
    Taken About 1874
    Towanda, Bradford County, PA
    Photo contributed by Verna Mae Noecker

    The following information was developed and organized by Dick Hunsinger. The pictures and the biographical excerpt on Hannah Hartzig Rohe as a nonagenarian were provided by Vernie Mae Shiposh Noecker, who goes by "Vernie". The other pictures were contributed by the Catherine Rohe Pedro Collection. The Sullivan County Genealogical Web Project is deeply grateful to these contributors for their role in thereby preserving part of our county history.

    Generation No. 1

    1. JOHN HARTZIG was born about 1774 in Berne, Switzerland. He married CATHERINE SHIREDECKER. She was born about 1779 in Berne, Switzerland.

    Notes for JOHN HARTZIG:

    Source: RootsWeb Ladder / Shaeffer Family History. Appears in 1850 Census of Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co. with spelling of last name "Hartsuck". John age 76 and Catherine age 71, page 347B, Lines 26 & 27, House 47, Family 47. In same household, line 28 is a Rosina, age 16.

    Children of JOHN HARTZIG and CATHERINE SHIREDECKER are:

    i. BARBARA HARTZIG, 1802-1891, m. HENRY YONKIN

    .ii.JOHN HARTZIG, 1808-1890, b. in PA; married Elizabeth Kester

    .iii.WILLIAM HARTZIG; married Sarah Kester

    iv. MARY SALINA HARTZIG, 1822-1892, m. PHILIP MILLER on July 14, 1839


    John and Elizabeth (Kester) Hartzig
    One of the Oldest Photos Ever Recovered in Sullivan County
    Since Elizabeth Died in 1860
    Photo from the Catherine Rohe Pedro Collection

    Note: Information on names and dates of children, and on the Kester sisters married by the Hartzig brothers, is from the classic History of Cherry Township by George Streby. The Kester girls were daughters of Jacob Kester and Katherine Knubaharin, early settlers of the Cherry area who came from Berwick in Columbia County, PA in 1813.

    Generation No. 2

    JOHN HARTZIG (JOHN) was born about 1803 in PA, He married ELIZABETH KESTER, born about 1811 in Germany.

    Notes for JOHN HARTZIG:

    Appears in 1850 Census of Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co. with spelling of last name as "Hartsick". John age 47 & Elizabeth age 39. Page 347B, Lines 6 thru 12, House 191, family 191.

    Children of JOHN HARTZIG and ELIZABETH KESTER are:

    i. CATHERINE HARTZIG, b. 1834; d. 1924; m. CHARLES BAHR.

    ii.CHARLES HARTZIG, b. 1838; d. 1917.

    iii.JOHN S. HARTZIG, b. 1837 (per 02/24/33 Sullivan Review article about his sister Hannah, in which he was reported as still living)

    iv.HANNAH HARTZIG, b. 1840; m. PETER ROHE.

    v.LOUISA HARTZIG, b. about 1844.

    vi.LUCINDA HARTZIG, b. about 1846.

    vii. LORETTA HARTZIG.


    John S. Hartzig
    Son of John and Elizabeth Kester Hartzig
    Photo from the Catherine Rohe Pedro Collection

    3. WILLIAM HARTZIG (JOHN) was born about 1804. He married SARAH KESTER, born about 1816.

    Notes for WILLIAM HARTZIG:

    Listed on 1850 Census of Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co. with spelling of last name. "Hartcig". Page 337B, Lines 29 thru 35, House 48, Family 48. Living on farm adjacent to parents with 5 children.

    Children of WILLIAM HARTZIG and SARAH KESTER are:

    i.WILLIAM HARTZIG, b. about 1833

    5.ii.SALLY "SARAH" HARTZIG, b. about 1834

    iii.JOHN HARTZIG, b. about 1838

    iv.SAMUEL HARTZIG, b. about 1839

    v.CATHERINE HARTZIG, b. about 1846.

    Generation No. 3

    4. CHARLES HARTZIG (JOHN, JOHN) was born 1838, and died 1917. He married AMANDA THRASHER, daughter of BENJAMIN THRASHER and ANNA HUNSINGER. She was born in 1847 in Cherry Twp., then Lycoming County (later Sullivan County), PA, and died 1911.

    Notes for CHARLES HARTZIG:

    Appears in 1850 census as age 12 living with parents.

    More about CHARLES HARTZIG:

    Burial: Old Zion "Thrasher" Cem., Cherry Twp., east of Dushore, Sullivan County, PA

    More about AMANDA THRASHER:

    Burial: Old Zion "Thrasher" Cem., Cherry Twp., east of Dushore, Sullivan County, PA

    Children of CHARLES HARTZIG and AMANDA THRASHER are:

    6.i.HARRY HARTZIG, b. 1875; d. 1961.

    ii.HATTIE HARTZIG.


    Peter and Hannah (Hartzig) Rohe
    With Son Charles and Daughter Clara
    Source: Richard Sick

    HANNAH HARTZIG (JOHN, JOHN) born in 1840, married Peter Rohe. There was an article in the February 22, 1933 issue of the Sullivan Review (Dushore, Sullivan County, PA) describing the 92-year old Mrs. Rohe and her life in 19th century Sullivan county:

    Pioneer Woman Tells of Life in Sullivan County
    Mrs. Hannah Rohe, 92, Still Living in Forks Township; Remembers One Year When Father Shot 93 Deer; Tells Panther Story of Early Days

    A member of a pioneer family in Sullivan county, who can remember her father shooting 93 deer in one year along the Black Creek in Forks Township, is still living in that township at the age of 92. She is Mrs. Hannah Rohe and many are the stories she can tell of pioneer days in that section.
    The only weapon her father used to shoot the deer was a single-barreled muzzle-loading shotgun. He built a platform in the trees near a deer-lick along the creek and shot the deer as they came along. He sold the saddles, or hind-quarters, to a Philadelphia butcher. Mrs. Rohe was born in a log cabin in Cherry Township, and well remembers how the wild animals howled at night time in the vicinity of her home. Venison was the chief meat supply at the table in those early days.
    Mrs. Rohe tells a panther story that well illustrats the dangers of the pioneer days. Late one evening two boys went to get the cows into the barn for the night and as they went along they saw what they thought were fireflies and ran to catch them, but to their horror they found the flashing lights were the eyes of a panther which gave chase to them. They ran home and told their uncle who snatched up the gun and shot at the panther, wounding it. Taking up the trail of the animal the next morning, he founds its dead body near Laddsburg, PA.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Hartzig, the parents of Mrs. Rohe, were born in Baden, Germany. She was born in 1840 and on June 16, 1863 she was married by a justice of the peace to Peter Rohe.
    The marriage certificate was made out on a common sheet of writing paper, the seal being affixed with pen and ink.
    Ten children, of whom three are still living, were born to them. Those living are Louise, Charles and Clara. Mr. Rohe died in 1925.....
    [missing text]....R.D. 3, Dushore. She has 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Her brother, John Hartzig, who has reached the age of 96. is still living. He makes his home with his son, George Hartzig, of Cherry Mills, PA.

    Here is the actual obituary for John Hartzig:

    The Sullivan Review
    May 24, 1933

    John S. Hartzig died Tuesday morning, May 23rd at the home of his son, George Hartzig at Cherry Mills. Mr. Hartzig was a life-long resident of Cherry Township. He was born May 6, 1838, died May 23rd, having reached the age of 95 years and 17 days.

    He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lewis W. Yonkin of Allentown, Mrs. William Shaffer of this place; one son, George Hartzig of Cherry Mills; also eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Rohe of Overton.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at the Reformed Church at 10’oclock. Interment in Bahr Hill cemetery.

    5. SALLY "SARAH" HARTZIG (WILLIAM, JOHN) was born about 1834. She married BENJAMIN JONATHAN SAYMAN II about 1858, great-grandson of LUDWIG SAYMAN and JUSTINE SCHAEFFER ("SHAFFER") and son of BENJAMIN SAYMAN I. He was born April 30, 1830 in Berks County, PA, and died June 19, 1914.

    Notes for SALLY "SARAH" HARTZIG:

    Appears in 1850 Census of Cherry Twp., Sullivan County on page 337B, as Sally, age 14. Living with her parents and 3 brothers and 1 sister. Name is spelled "Hartcig" on census. In the 1879 Census of Forks Twp., Sullivan Co. , Page 54B, Line 9, House 26, Family 26, she is shown as Sally, age 35, married, and living with husband and children.

    Notes for BENJAMIN JONATHAN SAYMAN II:

    Original spelling of name was Saeman. He was son of Benjamin Jonathan (Lewis) Saeman I, who was the grandson of Johann Ludwig Sayman (12-16-1722 / 12-12-1797), who arrived in Philadelphia on Oct. 25, 1748 on the ship Patience & Margaret from Rotterdam, Capt. John Govan. (Source: Mary Sayman)

    More about BENJAMIN JONATHAN SAYMAN II:

    Burial: Forks Twp., Sullivan County, PA on the homestead.

    MANESSA SAYMAN was his half-brother, being the son of Benjamin Sayman I and his second wife, Betty Hosler. You can learn more about this family at Manessa H. Sayman and Descendants.

    You can learn more at this link about the children and subsequent descendants of SALLY HARTZIG and BENJAMIN SAYMAN II.

    Generation No. 4

    6. HARRY HARTZIG (CHARLES, JOHN, JOHN) was born 1875, and died 1961. He married LAURA S. HOFFA, born 1878, and died 1936.

    More about HARRY HARTZIG:

    Burial: Old Zion "Thrasher" Cem., Cherry Twp., east of Dushore, Sullivan County, PA

    More about LAURA S. _____:

    Burial: Old Zion "Thrasher" Cem., Cherry Twp., east of Dushore, Sullivan County, PA

    Child of HARRY HARTZIG and LAURA _______ is:

    i.ELEANOR L. HARTZIG, b. 1915; d. 1976.

     

     

    The Descendants of JACOB MEYER



    Grave Marker for Jacob Meyer (1798-1869)
    Zion Lutheran (Thrasher's) Cemetery
    Dushore, PA
    Photo contributed by Mel Lader



    Grave Marker for Salome (Koch) Meyer (1800-1861)
    Zion Lutheran (Thrasher's) Cemetery
    Dushore, PA
    Photo contributed by Mel Lader



    Family of John Henry Schaeffer
    Grandson of Jacob Meyer and Salome Koch
    Front row, l to r: Adam Jacob Schaeffer, Elizabeth Caroline [Thrasher] Schaeffer, John Henry Schaeffer, Hannah Elizabeth Schaeffer, and Edwin Isaac Schaeffer
    Back, l to r: Minnie Amelia Schaeffer, Cyrus Cleveland Schaeffer, Charles Leroy Schaeffer, and Catherine Matilda Schaeffer
    Photo contributed by Mel Lader

    The Sullivan County Genealogical Project is indebted to Mel Lader for this historical portrait of these families. Please contact Mel Lader for additional information, corrections, or additions at lader@gwu.edu. Here is Mel's preamble:

    Like so many other descendants of Sullivan County families, my ancestry includes several names of the early settlers, especially Meyer (Meier, Moyer), Schaeffer, Dieffenbach (Dieffenbacher), and Thrasher (Drescher). Since the early generations of both the Dieffenbach and Thrasher families are well documented in several places elsewhere on this site, I will not repeat that information here. Moreover, the information is also available in my full family history file that can be found within the World Connect project at Rootsweb and Ancestry.com.

    For this segment, I begin with my Meyer ancestors, who arrived in Cherry Township from Lehigh County sometime between 1843 and 1850. This was Jacob Meyer and his wife Salome Koch Meyer, and some of their children. Both the Meyer and Koch families were early German immigrants to Philadelphia, who had settled in the Lehigh Valley in the 18th century. Among the Meyer children who came to Sullivan County at the same time as their parents was their second child, Maria, and her husband Isaac Schaeffer, and their son, John Henry Schaeffer. The Schaeffer family, too, was well rooted in Lehigh County. We begin with the Lehigh County ancestor, Jacob Meyer, also spelled "Meier" in some places including his grave stone, shown above.

    1. JACOB MEYER b: April 24, 1798 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania; Baptism: May 13, 1798 So. Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., Pa.; d: May 30, 1869 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    -married SALOME KOCH b: July 1, 1800 in So. Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania; Baptism: August 8, 1800 Jordan Reformed Church, S. Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., Penn.; d: October 27, 1861 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    2. JONAS MEYER b: February 25, 1820 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania; Baptized: March 19, 1820 Jordan Reformed Church, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA

    -married ELIZABETH ________

    3. MARIA ELMINA MEYER b: December 16, 1842 in S. Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania; Baptism: February 19, 1843 Jordan Reformed Church, S. Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., Penn.

    2. MARIA MEYER b: August 4, 1821 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania; Baptized: September 2, 1821 Jordan Reformed Church, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA d: May 5, 1901 in Elimsport, Washington Twp., Lycoming County, PA; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    -married ISAAC SCHAEFFER b: June 5, 1817 in Lehigh Co., PA; m: September 18, 1842 in Allentown, Pennsylvania; d: February 2, 1894 in Elimsport, Washington Twp., Lycoming County, PA; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania.

    -Isaac Schaeffer served in the Civil War as a Private, Co. B, 58th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry. He enlisted December 10, 1861 and was honorably discharged April 18, 1863.

    3 JOHN HENRY SCHAEFFER b: June 18, 1843 in Lower Macungie, Lehigh Co., PA; Baptism: August 5, 1843 Lower Macungie Twp, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania; d: February 22, 1921 in Elimsport, Washington Twp., Lycoming County, PA; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    John Henry Schaeffer also served in the Civil War as a Private, Company C, 203rd Regiment Pennsylvania volunteers. He enlisted September 8, 1864 and was honorably discharged June 22, 1865.

    -married ELIZABETH CAROLINE THRASHER b: February 6, 1843 in Cherry Twp., Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania; Baptism: July 26, 1846 Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., Pennsylvania; m: August 28, 1864 in Dushore, Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co.,Pennsylvania; d: August 26, 1923 in Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    Note: Elizabeth Caroline Thrasher was the oldest child of Adam Thrasher and Hannah C. Dieffenbach. Adam was one of the youngest children born to George Thrasher and Catherine Fox. Hannah C. Dieffenbach was one of the many children of Jacob Dieffenbach and Christina Gardner. For the other children and descendants of Adam and Hannah Thrasher, whose grave markers are shown in the pictures at the end of this story, see the end of this genealogy.

    4 ADAM JACOB SCHAEFFER b: May 13, 1866 in Pennsylvania; d: March 6, 1934; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    -married ANNA M. _________ b: 1872; d: 1932 in Pennsylvania; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    5. RUTH E. SCHAEFFER b: 1907; d: 1986; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    -married PARVIN E. DEGREEN b: 1907; d: 1973; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    4 EDWIN ISSAC SCHAEFFER b: April 11, 1868 in PA; d: 1944; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    -married CATHERINE ELIZABETH KOLBE b: 1872 in PA; m: about 1891; d: 1947; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    5 ELIZABETH CATHERINE SCHAEFFER; b: about 1893

    -married LUTHER M. RHONE b: July 8, 1889; m: 1913 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; d: 1952; Buried: 1942 Montgomery Cemetery, Lycoming, Pa.

    5 HAZEL M. SCHAEFER b: about 1900

    5 HENRY LLEWELYN SCHAEFFER b: January 7, 1909 in Pennsylvania; d: September 1961

    -married MARY C. _______ b: 1909; d: 1993

    4 MARY LUCINDA SCHAEFFER b: June 26, 1869; d: March 9, 1898; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    -married J. W. GRAMMAS

    5 JOSEPH GRAMMAS b: about 1898 in PA

    4 AARON HENRY SCHAEFFER b: January 24, 1871

    5 RAYMOND SCHAEFER

    4 JOSEPH WASHINGTON SCHAEFFER b: April 21, 1872 in Pennsylvania

    -married LYDIA L. _____ b: about 1894 in Pennsylvania

    5 ALVERDA SCHAEFFER

    5 AUSTIN SCHAEFFER

    5 J. DONALD SCHAEFFER b: about 1911 in Pennsylvania

    5 EVA A. SCHAEFFER b: about 1913 in Pennsylvania

    5 ANGELA SCHAEFFER b: about 1916 in Pennsylvania

    5 GORDNEY D. SCHAEFFER b: about 1918 in Pennsylvania

    4 HANNAH ELIZABETH SCHAEFFER b: January 26, 1874; d: July 13, 1967 in Endicott, NY; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    -married JOHN P. MESSERSMITH b: April 4, 1868; m: 1893; d: January 14, 1954; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    5 LELAND C. MESSERSMITH b: 1894; d: 1895; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    5 JOHN CLIFFORD MESSERSMITH b: February 9, 1896; d: October 6, 1978 in Endicott, NY; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    -married RUTH OSBORN b: July 8, 1892; d: September 15, 1987 in Endicott, NY; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    6 JACK MESSERSMITH b: February 16, 1930

    5 MILES MESSERSMITH b: 1898; d: 1899; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    4 CATHERINE MATILDA SCHAEFFER b: February 1, 1876 in Elimsport, PA; d: July 30, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA; Buried Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., PA

    -married EMIL E. RODEMANN b: 1876; d: 1929 in Philadelphia, PA; Buried Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., PA

    5 VIOLA RODEMANN b: January 2, 1902; d: July 11, 1905; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    4 CHARLES LEROY SCHAEFFER b: March 27, 1878 in Pennsylvania; d: July 20, 1946; Buried: St. Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    -married ELIZABETH MARGARET BOWER b: April 24, 1883 in Pennsylvania; m: August 25, 1914; d: April 4, 1939; Buried: St. Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    5 MARGARET ELIZABETH SCHAEFFER b: May 19, 1918 in Pennsylvania; Baptism: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; d: August 3, 1997

    -married KENNETH HARRISON b: January 11, 1929; m: August 23, 1962

    5 ELEANOR HANNAH SCHAEFFER b: January 16, 1921; Baptism: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; d: June 23, 1979

    -married EDWARD OVERHISER b: January 20, 1918; m: March 7, 1942 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; d: March 20, 1981; Buried: St. Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    6 CARLA SUE OVERHISER b: February 22, 1946; Baptism: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    -married HAROLD E. AUTEN b: April 9, 1936; m: August 5, 1967 in Resurrection Parish, Montoursville, Pennsylvania

    7 GARTH EDWARD AUTEN b: March 28, 1973; Baptism: Resurrection Parish, Montoursville, Pennsylvania

    -married GWENDOLYN RICHELLE MCDOWELL m: June 24, 2000 in Charlton Methodist Church, Harrisubrg, Pennsylvania

    7 BRIAN FREDERICK AUTEN b: December 4, 1975; Baptism: Resurrection Parish, Montoursville, Pennsylvania

    5 DOROTHY PAULINE SCHAEFFER b: January 7, 1923; Baptism: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania d: October 23, 1985

    -married ROBERT WARING b: August 25, 1916; m: June 15, 1945; d: December 10, 1986

    5 JOHN MICHAEL SCHAEFFER b: September 8, 1916; Baptism: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania;d: March 10, 1917



    Ellis Franklin Schaeffer (1882-1948)
    Photo contributed by Mel Lader

    4 ELLIS FRANKLIN SCHAEFFER b: April 21, 1882 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA; d: April 1, 1948 in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., New York; Buried: Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles, NY

    -married DORA ALFONDA LADER b: January 11, 1895 in Spafford, Onondaga Co., New York; m: December 18, 1912 in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., New York; d: March 8, 1961 in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., New York (Syracuse hospital); Buried: Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles, NY

    5 VIOLA CAROLINE SCHAEFFER b: November 6, 1914 in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York; d: September 19, 1978 in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., New York (Auburn Hospital); Buried: Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles, NY

    -married PAUL WILLIAM LADER b: February 20, 1912 in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York; m: July 11, 1931; d: April 24, 1978 in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., New York (Auburn Hospital); Buried: Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles, NY

    6 EVELYN VIOLA LADER b: February 19, 1932 in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York

    -married FRANCIS RAYMOND GRINNELL b: March 27, 1925 in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York; Baptism: Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles,New York; m: May 1, 1952

    7 SHARON CHARLOTTE GRINNELL b: February 28, 1963 in Buffalo, New York; Baptism: Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles,New York

    -married 1st : DANIEL JONATHAN PECK b: January 26, 1960 in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York; m: July 18, 1981 in Borodino, New York

    -married 2nd : JOHN MICHAEL DACEY b: December 23, 1968 in Syracuse, New York; Baptism: Most Holy Rosary, Syracuse, New York; m: August 22, 1998 in Skaneateles, New York

    8 DUSTIN MICHAEL DACEY b: May 27, 1991; Baptism: Dewitt Church, Syracuse, New York

    7 KIM VIOLA GRINNELL b: June 11, 1966 in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York; Baptism: Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles,New York

    -married DAVID ALLEN FURTH b: August 16, 1952 in Summit, New Jersey; Baptism: Methodist Church, Springfield, New Jersey; m: May 2, 1987 in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York

    8 SIERRA LYNN FURTH b: August 1, 1989 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York

    8 KELSEY GRINNELL FURTH b: December 30, 1991 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York

    6 GAIL PAULINE LADER b: September 14, 1941 in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York

    -married EDWARD THOMPSON LANDERS b: July 17, 1940 in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York; Baptism: June 15, 1941 Auburn Westminster Presbyterian Church; m: June 8, 1962 in Marietta, New York, Rose Hill Baptist Church

    7 MICHELLE GAIL LANDERS b: January 16, 1963 in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York

    -married DAVID JOHN HINCHMAN b: May 30, 1958 in Geneva, New York; m: September 29, 1990 in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York

    8 CARRIE ANNE HINCHMAN b: September 6, 1994 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York

    8 ANDREW EDWARD HINCHMAN b: November 10, 1997 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York

    7 VICKI LEE LANDERS b: November 7, 1970 in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York

    7 CHERIE NOELLE LANDERS b: March 2, 1974 in Auburn, Catuga County, New York

    -married RYAN SCOTT DENHAESE m: August 18, 2001 in Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., New York

    8 AUSTIN DENHAESE

    6 BETTY JEAN LADER b: September 9, 1943 in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York

    -married STEPHEN GEORGE BURNS, JR. m: March 14, 1964 in St. Mary's, Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York

    6 MELVIN PAUL LADER b: January 30, 1947 in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York

    -married ROBERTA CRAIG COLE b: August 18, 1948 in Oneida, Oneida County, New York; m: October 14, 1972 in St. John the Baptist Church, Rome, Oneida County, New York

    7 Infant LADER b: April 1978 d: April 1978, Cremated

    7 MATTHEW ROBERT LADER b: December 19, 1979 in Falls Church, VA

    7 CHRISTOPHER MARK LADER b: July 8, 1986 in Falls Church, VA

    5 MABLE LOUISE SCHAEFFER b: January 11, 1916 in Spafford, Onondaga Co., New York; Baptism: 1933 Thorn Hill Baptist Church, Onondaga Co., NY; Rev. Hoyt; d: May 24, 1996

    -married 1st : HENRY G. TRACY b: March 25, 1914; m: March 25, 1936 in Skaneateles, New York (Baptist Church); d: December 27, 1966 in Brooklyn, NY (Kings Co. Hospital); Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, New Jersey; mrg end: Bef 1950

    6 JOYCE TRACY AUNGIER

    -married IRVING MCMANUS; b: June 2, 1934; m: August 12, 1961; d: October 27, 1991

    7 MARIE MCMANUS

    -married NEIL O'BRIEN b: April 21, 1964; m: August 29, 1987

    8 MARGARET ANN O'BRIEN

    8 CAITLIN ELIZABETH O'BRIEN

    7 WENDY ANN MCMANUS

    -married KEVIN LLOYD

    8 CONNOR PATRICK LLOYD

    6 RONALD TRACY AUNGIER

    -married ANNE BAKER

    7 ELIZABETH AUNGIER

    -married 1st : THOMAS BRADLEY

    8 ANNE ELIZABETH BRADLEY

    8 THOMAS ANDREW BRADLEY

    -married 2nd : JOSEPH GERALD MCGOUCH

    7 JOAN MABLE AUNGIER

    -married JOEY ALAN DAVIS m: August 7, 1998

    5 Mable Louise Schaeffer (continued):

    -married 2nd : BERNARD AUNGIER ; m: December 2, 1950

    6 KAREN AUNGIER

    -married 1st : ANTHONY PISARSKI m: July 27, 1974

    7 ERIN PISARSKI

    -married 2nd : RICHARD MARKOFF ; m: June 27, 1992

    7 JOHN MARKOFF

    7 PHILIP MARKOFF

    6 MARY JO AUNGIER

    -married JERRY KELLY ; m: September 30, 1978

    7 KATIE KELLY

    7 HEATHER KELLY

    7 KRISTI JO KELLY

    7 JEREMIAH KELLY

    7 SEAN KELLY

    5 EVA DORA SCHAEFFER b: May 16, 1917 in Spafford, Onondaga Co., New York; Baptism: 1933 Thorn Hill Baptist Church, Onondaga Co., NY; Rev. Hoyt

    -married JORDAN BOWERS b: November 16, 1887 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; m: February 18, 1939; d: July 6, 1966 in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., New York

    6 JORDAN KEITH BOWERS

    -married JOANN LOWE ; m: June 22, 1963

    7 BRIAN KEITH BOWERS

    7 JASON KENT BOWERS

    5 HAROLD ELLIS SCHAEFFER b: May 27, 1920 in Spafford, Onondaga Co., New York; Baptism: 1935 Thorn Hill Baptist Church, Onondaga Co., NY; Rev. Hoyt; d: May 1, 1999 in Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., New York

    -married 1st : MARTHA LEACH b: December 18, 1930

    6 KATHY ANNE SCHAEFFER

    -married GENE FULLER m: January 22, 1966

    7 LINDA FAYE FULLER

    7 RUTH ANN FULLER

    7 ALLEN SCOTT FULLER

    7 TAMMY JO FULLER

    6 MARY PATRICIA SCHAEFFER

    -married 2nd : ELSIE MAGEE

    6 JOSEPH MAGEE

    6 ROBERT CONNORS

    6 THOMAS CONNORS

    5 HORACE PAUL SCHAEFFER b: February 8, 1923 in Spafford, Onondaga Co., New York; Baptism: 1935 Thorn Hill Baptist Church, Onondaga Co., NY; Rev. Hoyt; d: November 18, 1995 in Arizona

    -married ELEANOR CARROLL

    6 CAROL ANN SCHAEFFER

    -married 1st : JOHN INSEL; they divorced

    7 RACHELE INSEL

    -married MICHAEL ANGEL AGUIRRE; m: March 1993

    8 ANTHONY MICHAEL AGUIRRE

    -married 2nd : JOHN TESEVIC; they divorced

    6 ALAN PAUL SCHAEFFER:

    -married 1st : INGRID _______; they divorced

    7 CHRISTINE SCHAEFFER

    7 MICHAEL SCHAEFFER

    -married 2nd : KAREN ________;they divorced

    -married 3rd : SUE ______ in Philadelphia, PA; they divorced

    7 ROBERT JONATHON SCHAEFFER

    6 LISA MARY SCHAEFFER b: November 16, 1962; d: November 18, 1962; Buried: Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles, NY

    4 CYRUS CLEVELAND SCHAEFFER b: March 31, 1884; d: June 11, 1969 in Williamsport, PA

    -married HATTIE JEANETTE WEAVER b: April 14, 1889; m: about 1910; d: March 27, 1927; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    5 WARREN ISAAC SCHAEFFER b: March 20, 1911; d: September 15, 1999; Buried: Elimsport cemetery, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania

    -married GEORGIE __________

    6 VIVIAN SCHAEFFER

    5 CHARLES EMIL SCHAEFFER b: November 30, 1912; d: October 23, 1990; Buried: Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, PA

    -married MADELEINE PIDCOE

    6 ELSIE CHRISTIANIA SCHAEFFER

    -married RICHARD E. MILLER m: September 4, 1971; divorced: November 1, 1996

    7 CHARITY J. MILLER

    -married ALLEN W. ECK m: April 24, 1999

    7 EMIAL I. MILLER

    -married TERESA N. SCHOTT m: April 9, 1996

    8 BRYSON TYLER MILLER

    8 BREAUNA DELORES MILLER

    7 ANDRES M. MILLER

    -married KIMBERLY TERRI

    8 JAYDEN MARK MILLER

    6 YVONNE SCHAEFFER

    -married _________ BENFER

    6 CHARLES SCHAEFFER

    5 BEATRICE IONA SCHAEFFER b: June 23, 1914

    -married ARTHUR RICHTER m: October 4, 1937

    6 JAMES RICHTER

    6 ELSIE RICHTER

    6 ROBERT RICHTER

    6 CHARLES LEROY RICHTER

    6 BETTY MAE RICHTER

    5 GLADYS BLANCHE SCHAEFFER b: January 18, 1916 d: February 19, 1995

    -married WILLIAM GOLD

    6 JEANETTE GOLD

    6 WILLIAM GOLD

    6 PATRICK GOLD

    6 VICKIE GOLD

    5 CLARENCE ELMER SCHAEFFER b: January 14, 1919

    -married MARY FISCHER

    5 CLIFFORD JOHN SCHAEFFER b: January 14, 1919

    -married FAY BIEBER

    6 VIRGINIA SCHAEFFER

    6 LARRY SCHAEFFER

    6 RONALD SCHAEFFER

    6 LINDA SCHAEFFER

    6 JUDY SCHAEFFER

    5 ELSIE ARMINTI SCHAEFFER b: 1921; d: 1921

    5 ALICE SCHAEFFER b: 1922 d: 1922

    5 RUSSELL WILLIAM SCHAEFFER

    -married MARY ___________

    6 RUSSELL SCHAEFFER

    5 GERALDINE ETHEL SCHAEFFER b: 1925; d: 1925

    5 JOHN SCHAEFFER b: 1926; d: 1926

    4 MINNIE AMELIA SCHAEFFER b: May 23, 1889

    -married 1st : JOHN W. MILLER m: about February 12, 1908 in Elimsport (Allenwood RD#1), Lycoming Co., PA

    5 EDNA MILLER

    -married 2nd : FRED PAYNE before 1913

    5 VIOLET B. PAYNE b: May 7, 1913; d: November 1, 1990

    -married EDWARD L. STEVENS b: June 23, 1908; d: December 16, 1992; Buried: Pine Hill Cemetery, Throop, Cayuga Co., NY

    6 JOAN M. STEVENS b: February 14, 1934; d: May 11, 2000 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York

    -married ________ YORK

    7 DEBORAH YORK

    -married WILLIAM MARVENTANO

    8 ANTHONY MARVENTANO

    8 JOSEPH MARVENTANO

    7 PATRICIA YORK

    -married RICHARD DEMAIO

    8 JENNIFER DEMAIO

    8 RICKY DEMAIO

    7 CAROL YORK

    -married ROBERT OGONOWSKI

    7 BRENDA YORK

    7 MARJORY YORK

    7 ALLEN YORK

    7 DAVID YORK

    7 DONALD YORK

    -married CONNIE _______

    6 LOIS STEVENS

    -married _______ NASH

    6 LINDA STEVENS

    6 EDWARD F. STEVENS

    6 ALLEN L. STEVENS

    -married CAROL _______

    6 DONALD STEVENS

    5 GRACE PAYNE d: November 24, 1998

    -married EDWARD STERLING; they divorced d

    5 LUCY PAYNE

    -married ALBERT O'ROURKE

    6 JOHN O'ROURKE

    6 ELIZABETH O'ROURKE

    5 ALFRED PAYNE

     

    3 HANNAH CAROLINA SCHAEFFER b: May 7, 1850 in Cherry Township, Sullivan Co., PA; Baptized: May 19, 1850, Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: May 6, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA; Buried: Elimsport Cemetery, Elimsport, Lycoming Co., PA.

    -married __________ before 1891

    4 EMMA __________ b: about 1874 in PA

    -married _______ GRIMM

    5 LESTER GRIMM

    4 ELVINA _______ b: September 1887 d: before 1931

    4 Unknown 1st, d: before 1900

    4 Unknown 2nd, d: before 1900

    4 Unknown 3rd, d: before 1900

     

    2. CARL MEYER b: January 11, 1823 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., PA; Baptized: March 2, 1823 Jordan Lutheran Church, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA

    2. THOMAS MEYER b: August 21, 1825 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., PA Baptized: September 2, 1825 Jordan Lutheran Church, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA

    -married MARY _______ b: about 1820 in PA; m: February 11, 1843 in Lehigh Co., PA

    3 RUBIN MEYER b: about 1845

    3 BENJAMIN MEYER b: about 1846

    3 JEREMANDA MEYER b: about 1847

    3 MARY MEYER b: about 1849

    2. CHAULY MEYER b. about 1826, probably in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co. PA

    2. CAROLINA MEYER b: November 3, 1829 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., PA; baptized: November 29, 1829 Jordan Lutheran Church, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA

    -married JOHAN S. LINDOFF m: June 6, 1849 in Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

    2. JOHAN MEYER b: November 10, 1831 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., PA Baptized: December 3, 1831 Jordan Lutheran Church, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; d: July 8, 1896 in Dushore, Sullivan County, PA

    -married MARIA HOFFA b: June 18, 1834 in Dushore, Sullivan County, PA; m: in Dushore, Sullivan County, PA; d: June 20, 1917 in Dushore, Sullivan County, PA

    3 JACOB FRANCIS MEYER b: September 10, 1856 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan County, PA; Baptism: September 1, 1856 Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: 1937 in Sullivan County, PA

    -married EMMA VOGEL b: 1857 in Germany; m: September 24, 1878 in Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA, d: 1952 in Sullivan County, PA

    4 RAYMOND MEYER

    4 CORA RUTH MEYER b: August 17, 1888 in Bernice, Cherry Twp., PA; Baptism: October 14, 1888, Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

    4 JULIUS MEYER b: October 15, 1891 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan County, PA; d: January 1967 in Mildred, Sullivan County, PA

    -married ETHEL G. BAUMGARTNER b: 1890; m: September 28, 1914 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred, Sullivan Co., PA; d: 1973; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    4 HENRY MEYER

    3 MATILDA ELIZABETH MEYER b: January 5, 1859 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Baptism: February 13, 1859 Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

    -married CHAUNCEY LILLEY; m: March 28, 1875 in Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

    4 LEONARD LATHROP LILLEY b: February 17, 1888 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Baptism: March 21, 1888 Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

    3 HENRY MEYER b: 1861; d: after 1917

    -married ANNA KUHNLE b: about 1863

    3 Infant MEYER b: March 22, 1862 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA Baptism: May 1, 1862 Cherry Twp. Sullivan County, PA; d: October 18, 1862 in Sullivan County, PA

    3 DANIEL MEYER b: April 17, 1869 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Baptism: May 2, 1869, Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: May 4, 1869 in Dushore, Sullivan County, PA

    3 CORA CAROLINA MEYER b: August 3, 1871 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Baptism: September 3, 1871, Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: November 14, 1955 in Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Old Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

    -married CHARLES B. HEVERLY b: January 1871 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; m: August 29, 1898 in Dushore, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; d: June 10, 1916 in Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

    4 RUTH HEVERLY

    4 CHARLES M. HEVERLY b: May 26, 1899; d: October 18, 1979

    4 LEONARD R. HEVERLY b: February 2, 1901; d: November 20, 1981 in Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran cemetery, Dushore, PA

    -married 1st: RITA SCOUTON b: August 15, 1899; d: August 23, 1983

    5 LEONARD S. HEVERLY b: 1927; d: 1980

    5 LURA HEVERLY

    -married 2nd : EMMA C. FEHR b: 1901; d: 1981 in Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    4 MARION A. HEVERLY b: February 4, 1904; d: October 21, 1999 in Sullivan County, PA

     

    2. HEINRICH MEYER b: March 2, 1836 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., PA Baptized: April 24, 1836, Jordan Reformed Church, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; d: July 20, 1853 in Cherry Twp. Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    2. SALLY ANN MEYER b: March 8, 1838 in S. Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co., PA; Baptized: April 21, 1838, Jordan Lutheran Church, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; d: May 19, 1892 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    -married JOSEPH THRASHER b: April 28, 1831 in Sugar Loaf Twp., Luzerne County, PA; m: May 17, 1853 in Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: May 19, 1909 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Buried: May 21, 1909 Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    Note: Joseph Thrasher was the son of George and Lydia Weaver Thrasher and the grandson of George and Catherine Fox Thrasher. He was therefore a first cousin to Elizabeth Caroline Thrasher, daughter of Adam Thrasher, the brother of George Thrasher and Hannah Dieffenbach. See more below.

    3 JOHN A. THRASHER b: about 1857 in PA; d: January 20, 1930 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

    -married LUCY E. ________ b: 1857 in PA; m: about 1878; d: 1933 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

    4 FLORENCE THRASHER

    -married _______ BENNETT

    4 EDITH A. THRASHER b: about 1872

    4 CORA B. THRASHER b: about 1878 in PA

    -married _______ GILLETTE

    3 MILTON URIAH THRASHER b: August 23, 1857 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Baptism: October 25, 1857, Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: October 15, 1863 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    3 NATHAN THRASHER b: about 1858 in PA; d: before 1870 in PA

    3 HENRY ROLANDUS THRASHER b: January 26, 1860 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Baptism: February 26, 1860, Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: October 1, 1863 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    3 MALINDA A. THRASHER b: September 3, 1862 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Baptism: September 5, 1862, Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: 1935 in Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    3 LYDNEY EVELEN THRASHER b: May 15, 1866 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Baptism: June 10, 1866, Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: January 12, 1949 in Sullivan County, PA Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

     

    2. HARRIET MEYER b. about. 1840, probably in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Co. PA; d: January 6, 1886 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA; Buried; Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    -married GEORGE MESSERSMITH b: about June 11, 1831; m: May 19, 1854 in Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

    3 Infant MESSERSMITH

    Note: We have already encountered Elizabeth Caroline Thrasher, the oldest child of ADAM THRASHER, and HANNAH C. DIEFFENBACH. Here are additional children and other descendants of this couple:

     

    2 LUCINDA REBECCA THRASHER b: March 15, 1849 in PA; d: May 26, 1932 in Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    -married CYRUS CONNOR b: 1845 in Columbia County, PA; m: about 1873; d: 1924 in Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    3 MARVIN LEROY CONNOR b: February 19, 1873 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan County, PA

    -married MAYBEL K. LENHART b: 1877 in West Virginia; m: 1897

    4 VIDA ALETHEA CONNOR b: APRIL 11, 1898

    3 ALVARETTA HULDA CONNOR b: January 6, 1877 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; Baptism: April 22, 1877, Lutheran Church, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA; d: April 1956 in Sullivan County, PA; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    -married THEODORE U. KSHINKA b: October 14, 1870; d: February 10, 1946; m: September 17, 1896; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    4 SYLVIA FERN KSHINKA b: December 19, 1897 in PA; d: December 27, 1971; Buried: Laddsburg Cemetery, Laddsburg, PA

    -married HARLAN L. MILLER b: April 20, 1893; m. October 12, 1916

    5 VIOLA MILLER

    5 LESLIE W. MILLER b: May 3, 1922; d: April 21, 1994; Buried: Laddsburg Cemetery, Laddsburg, PA

    -married ROSE MARIE SMITH m: September 1943

    6 LESLIE W. MILLER, JR.

    6 HARLOWE RAE MILLER

    6 CASSANDRA JO MILLER

    3 KEMERLY C. CONNOR b: 1887 in PA; d: 1975; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery , Dushore, PA

    -married EDNA M. KINSLEY b: 1893; m: December 23, 1914; d: February 18, 1983; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    4 LEE CONNOR

    4 EARL CONNOR

    4 REESE CONNOR b: 1921

    4 ALICE CONNOR

    4 IONA CONNOR

    4 KEMERLY P. CONNOR b: August 15, 1927; d: January 31, 1988; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    -married REVA MAE JOHNSON m: April 8, 1951

    5 THOMAS CONNOR

    5 BABETTE CONNOR

    2 GEORGE WASHINGTON THRASHER b: July 4, 1851 in PA; d: July 20, 1863; Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, PA

    2 _______ THRASHER

     

     



    Grave Marker for Adam Thrasher (1815-1877)
    Zion Lutheran (Thrasher's) Cemetery
    Dushore, PA
    Photo contributed by Mel Lader



    Grave Marker for Hannah C. (Dieffenbach) Thrasher (1815-1858)
    Zion Lutheran (Thrasher's) Cemetery
    Dushore, PA
    Photo contributed by Mel Lader

     

     

    The HIEBER Family

    We are very grateful to Sherri Hieber-Day of New Jersey for the following information about the Hieber family. Sherri is the granddaughter of Oscar Hieber, and she and her brother Craig Hieber are the children of Oscar Bernard Hieber, who was 80 years old in 2001. Sherri can be reached for conversation on the Hieber ancestry at Sherri.Hieber-Day@pearsonlearning.com.



    Family of Emanuel Gotlieb and Mary (Houser) Hieber
    Photo contributed by Sherri Hieber-Day

    The following biographical excerpt appears in Thomas Ingham's 1899 History of Sullivan County:

    EMANUEL G. HIEBER, a pioneer farmer of Cherry township, who has witnessed much of the development of Sullivan county and has borne an active part in converting the virgin soil to productive farms, has inherited from his sturdy German ancestors their habits of thrift and industry, which go far in making a man successful in any calling in life. John and Margaret (Steiner) Hieber were natives of Wurtemberg, Germany, who came to America at an early day and were married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1828. They made that city their home until 1832, when they removed to Sullivan county, settling in Cherry township, which was then almost a wilderness. They cleared up their land, bringing it under a good state of cultivation, subsequently selling their first property and purchasing another piece of wild land, which they improved and on which they made their home the remainder of their lives. For some ten years, they lived in log cabins, the last of which was replaced by a comfortable and commodious house. Mr. Hieber was a man of considerable prominence, serving three terms as supervisor and the same length of time as school director. He was a member of the Lutheran church and a Democrat in his political belief. His death took place in October, 1863, at the age of fifty-eight years, his wife surviving him until August 27, 1878, when she died at the good old age of eighty-four years. Their remains are interred in Thrasher's cemetery, Cherry township. The following children were born to this worthy couple: Emanuel G.; John, who died in infancy; John (second), who married Mary Rettberg and lives in Cherry township; Lena, who married Harry Ring and lives in Bradford county, Pennsylvania; H. Esther, who became the wife of D. Goodwin Persun, a blacksmith, at Picture Rocks, Pennsylvania; Benjamin (deceased), who was struck by lightning June 13, 1895; he had married Rachel Thrasher of Cherry township.

    The paternal grandparents of our subject were John and Mary (Magdalena) Hieber, of Wurtemberg, Germany, who had five children--John, Daniel, Christian and two daughters. The maternal grandparents were John and Margaret (Stoltz) Steiner, natives of Germany and Switzerland respectively, who came to America during the war of Napoleon, and first settled in Carbon county, Pennsylvania. In 1837, they removed to Sullivan county, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Their children were as follows: Emma, who died in Germany; John, who married Miss Stewart; Catherine, who became the wife of Baldwin Millheim; Elizabeth, now Mrs. Von Buchwalts; Mollie, who became the wife of Phillip Klunt; Margaret, who married John Hieber; Susanna, who married Mr. Chiller; Lena, who married John Bartch; Savilla, who became Mrs. Arth; Jacob, who married Kate Gerhart; and Barnett, who married Sarah Shaffer. Of these, Elizabeth is the only survivor.

    Emanuel G. Hieber was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 23, 1830, and lived at home until twenty-nine years of age, when he purchased a portion of his present farm, comprising seventy acres, from John Stackhouse. This was at the time wild land, which he at once set to work to improve, and which became so profitable that he was able to add to it at various times until he now is the owner of one hundred and ninety-three acres of valuable land. He has worked hard, has accumulated a comfortable share of this world's goods, and in his present commodious home is enjoying the fruits of his labor. He has been roadmaster for a good part of the past twenty years, and was a school director for two terms. He is a Democrat in politics, a member of the Lutheran church, and a man who is well thought of and highly respected in his community.

    Mr. Hieber has been twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth Nuper, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Nuper, to whom he was united December 23, 1859, and who died in the brief space of one year, aged twenty-three years. His second marriage was to Miss Maria Houser, and of this union the following children were born: John, who married Miss Katie Messersmith, and lives in Bradford county; George, who is unmarried and resides with his parents; Carrie, who is the wife of G. Robinson, and lives in Bradford county; William, who is unmarried and is a farmer; Frank D., Emma, Lena, Milton, Jacob, Ida, Oscar, Lulu, Ollie; Elizabeth, who married Jacob Schrenn, of Bradford county, Pennsylvania; and Mary, living with her sister in Towanda, Pennsylvania.


    Home of Oscar and Oliver Hieber
    No Longer Standing
    Early Twentieth Century
    The brothers had properties in New Albany and Dushore.
    It is not indicated on the original where this home was located.
    Photo contributed by Sherri Hieber-Day

    The parents were married on March 5, 1861. Here are the full names and birth dates of the parents and children:

    Emanuel Gotlieb, father, born August 23, 1830
    Maria M. Henninghausen (anglicized to Houser), mother, born January 5, 1840
    Elizabeth, born October 19, 1863
    John Benjamin, born January 11, 1865
    George Henry, born April 4, 1866
    Caroline, born September 12, 1867
    Goodwin William, born March 5, 1869
    Maria Margaretha, born March 18, 1870
    Frank Daniel, born December 1, 1871
    Emma Marie, born July 11, 1873
    Marie Magdalena, born July 13, 1875
    Charles Milton, born March 26, 1877
    Jacob Emanuel, born January 12, 1879
    Ida Hettie May, born April 1, 1881
    Oscar Herman, born March 16, 1883
    Lulu Virginia, born April 1, 1884
    Oliver Walter, born December 14, 1885

    The family of Emanuel's brother John, at the time of the 1870 census for Cherry Township, was as follows:

    John, father, age 35, born in PA
    May ("Mary" Rettberg), age 28, born in Prussia
    Esther, age 7
    Margaret, age 6
    August, age 4
    Laura, age 8/12


    Emanuel Gotlieb Hieber (1830-1904) and Maria (Houser) Hieber (1840-1904)
    Taken at Ott and Hay Studio in Towanda, PA
    Photos contributed by Sherri Hieber-Day
    Back of Maria's photo reads "Maria Hennighousen";
    suggesting that her original surname was
    Anglicized to "Houser".


    Oliver, Oscar and Lulu Hieber
    Younger Children of Emanuel Gotlieb and Mary (Houser) Hieber
    About 1895
    Taken at Englebreckt Studio in Dushore, PA
    Photo contributed by Sherri Hieber-Day

    Here are pictures of a year-end school card issued by the Bachman School in Cherry Township for the 1996-1997 school year. Aside from its historical interest as an artifact, the card brings together in the same classroom two branches of the Hieber family. You will note that four of the students in attendance (Jacob, Milton, Oscar and Oliver) were children of Emanuel G. Hieber; while Phoebe Hieber, another student, and Addie L. Hieber, her sister and the classroom teacher, were children of Benjamin Hieber, the brother of Emanuel. Addie's picture is shown on the cover of the card. Notice the other surnames in attendance, reflecting the presence of other great old families in the Sullivan County historical panorama.



    Hieber Children and Teacher
    Bachman School Annual Card
    Cherry Township PA
    1896-1897
    Photos contributed by Sherri Hieber-Day

    Contributions by:

    Teresa Porter, ardie41@comcast.net (Sones Family)

    Linda Ryan Crawford, ringdale@hotmail.com (Sayman History)

    Dick Hunsinger, rhunsi2@ptd.net.com
    and Vernie Noecker, cerlvn@hotmail.com (Hartzig Family)

    Mel Lader, lader@gwu.edu (Meyer Descendants)

    Sherri Hieber-Day, Sherri.Hieber-Day@pearsonlearning.com (Hieber Family)

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