Fayette County Genealogy Project

Contributed by Keely Deuschle

NEWMYER (p. 255-256)
The Newmyers descend from Peter Newmyer, who came from Germany about 1750
and eventually settled near Pennsville, Bullskin township, Fayette county,
Pennsylvania. He purchased a farm and cultivated it until his death in 1836,
aged seventy-five years. He is buried at Pennsville in the Baptist church
cemetery. He had sons: Jacob, of whom further; David, moved to Ohio, Samuel,
married Elizabeth Stauffer; Jonathan, married May Strickler and lived on the
home farm; daughters: Betsey, married Henry Strickler, of Tyrone township;
Mary, married Christian Newcomer, of Tyrone township; Ann, married David
Shallenberger; Susan, married Henry Arnold, of Connellsville; Harried
married Edward Riggs.
(II) Jacob, son of Peter Newmyer "The Emigrant," was born in Bullskin
township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, 1784, died 1864. He followed
agriculture in that town all his life. He was a devoted Christian, belonging
to the Disciples of Christ church. He married Ann Shallenberger. Children:
Daniel, moved to Illinois; Peter, deceased; Jacob, married Mary Strickler;
Joseph, of whom further; Jonathan, deceased; Susan, deceased; Lucinda,
deceased; Clarissa, married George McCormick, of Connellsville.
(III) Joseph, son of Jacob Newmyer, was born in Fayette county,
Pennsylvania, about 1820. He grew up on the home farm and spent his life
engaged in agriculture. He married and left issue, including a son, George,
of whom further.
(IV) George, son of Joseph Newmyer, was born in Fayette county,
Pennsylvania, May 5, 1845, died in Vanderbilt, same county, August 28, 1904.
He was educated in the public schools, spent his earlier years on the farm
and on arriving at suitable age learned the carpenter's trade. He continued
carpentering until 1896, when he located in Vanderbilt, where he established
the mercantile firm of George Newmyer & Son and continued there in
successful operation until his death. He was a capable business man and a
good citizen; politically a Democrat. He served the town of Dawson as school
director, being a member of the first board elected. He and his wife were
members of the Christian church (Disciples of Christ). His fraternal orders
were the Junior Order of American Mechanics and the Mystic Chain. He
married, December 1, 1864, Catherine C. Gault, born in Fayette county,
Pennsylvania, January 26, 1845, died August 28, 1897. Children: Joseph G.,
born April 16, 1866; Emma J., (first), July 30, 1867; Burt, of whom further;
Almeda, September 7, 1871, married (first) J.G. Sisler, married (second),
Ewing Miller; Arba S., August 16, 1873; Fowler P., August 25, 1875, married
Jane Bothman; Harry C., January 14, 1878, died January 10, 1882.
(V) Burt, second son of George Newmyer, was born in Tyrone township, Fayette
county, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1869. He attended the public schools of
his native town until he was nine years of age, finishing his education in
the schools of Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania. In 1896, he became junior member of
the firm of George Newmyer & Son, continuing as such until the death of his
father in 1904, when he became sole owner and still continues in successful
business operation. He is a Democrat and since 1906 has served as school
director, his greatest public interest being the advancement of the cause of
education. He is a member of the Christian church; the Junior Order of
American Mechanics and the Mystic Chain.
He married, January 1, 1894, Mary E. Cramer, born in Fayette county,
Pennsylvania, May 14, 1876, daughter of Theodore and Laney (Foster) Cramer,
both born in Fayette county, now living at Briar Hill, Pennsylvania.
Children: Clyde Burt, born November 27, 1895; Bryan Jennings, March 23,
1897; Grace, January 11, 1899; Ruth, Jan. 6, 1901; Lola Marie, Jan. 23,

Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Under the Editorial Supervision of
John W. Jordan, LL.D.
Librarian of Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia AND
James Hadden of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; author of “Washington and Braddock’s Expeditions Through Fayette County,” and the reproductions of Judge James Veech’s work entitled “The Monongahela of Old, or Historical Sketches of Southwestern Pennsylvania to the Year 1800.”

New York
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
Three Volumes



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