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Family Information: Biography of Mathias Whitenight from local history book by J. H. Battle, page 488

MATHIAS WHITENIGHT, Sr., farmer, P. O. Mordansville, Penn., was born at Buckhorn, same State, August 16, 1811, and is one
of a family of fourteen children, but two now living. His father was born near Easton, and came to this part of the State
when a young man, settling near Buckhorn, where he married Rebecca Hoffman. Both have been dead many years.

Their children now living are our subject and Catherine, wife of Aaron Miller, of Hemlock Township. Our subject was but
five years of age when his father moved to the place where he now resides and which has since been his home,
he inheriting it on the death of his father.

He married, in 1838, Miss Mary Ann Kline, and for some time previous to that event, worked in the still house of
William McKelvy in Bloom. To him and his wife fourteen children were born, ten of whom are living: Henry William,
living in Michigan; George, in Madison Township, keeper of the poorhouse; Maria Catherine, wife of Amos Heller, of
Madison Township; Rebecca jane, who was married to George Beagle, and after his death to John Tanner, of West Hemlock,
Montour County; Mathias, who owns a farm adjoining his father; Mary Ann, wife of John Howell, of this township;
Susanna, wife of Henry G. Frane, of Mahanoy City; Mahala Elizabeth, wife of Charles Smith, of Catawissa; John Wesley,
who is single and lives with his brother-in-law, John Howell, and Isaiah McClellan, whi is married to Miss Jennie Pursel
and resides with his father. Mrs. Whitenight died July 25, 1879. Mr. Whitenight is a member of the German Reformed
Church at Jerseytown. Websites: Books and other Published Resources:

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