My g-g-grandparents were married in 1855 in Newmanstown, Lebanon County, PA. They were in Missouri by 1860, but had relatives still living in PA. Susan Parsons, born 1836 and died 1910 in Wathena, Kansas, had a sister, Lottie Parsons, born 1851, another sister, and a brother living in Red Oak, PA in 1850. I could not find Red Oak on the map, but assume it was close to Newmanstown. She married John Mathews in 1855. It was his second marriage. I find no trace of them on any census records until 1860, Missouri. I would be happy to have any information on these families, or of Red Oak, PA.
John Matthews had two children with his first wife, Theodore Adolph Matthews, b. 1845 and Lucy (Lou, Lucinda) Matthews, born 1848.
Tammy Weeks ; email@example.com; Posted: January 13, 2009
I am searching for a male descendant of Henry Boughter McCurdy, b. 1806 and lived in Lebanon Co. all his life for DNA testing. We have one male tested from Henry's son George, but need to confirm the DNA by tesing another descendant. I am also interested in family information from any other descendants to add to the database which at this time has about 1,000 know descendants.
Nancy McCurdy ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: December 28, 2008
Interested in any information on Edward Brien/Bryan who
married Magdalena Huber, daughter of John Nicolas and
Catherine Huber. Edward and Magdalena were married
before 1784 and lived in Lebanon Twp.
Judie Miller ; email@example.com; Posted: December 21, 2008
I would like any information on Joseph Bates married
to Lavina Jennings. She was the daughter of George and
Magdalena Jennings who lived in East Hanover Twp in
Judie Miller ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: December 21, 2008
If anyone is researching the surname of Broadstone please contact me @ email@example.com Richard
Richard Failer ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: December 7, 2008
Seeking information on the Rudegeair family. I am descended from Veronica, daughter of George William Rudegeair & Caroline Trout. She had brothers, Remegius & Peter Charles (Uncle Charlie). Her grandfather was Remegius Nikolas Rudegeair, born in Reading,PA.
Cheri Mitchell ; email@example.com; Posted: October 12, 2008
I am researching John Deininger, 1823-1887, a storekeeper in Millerstown in 1850 and then dry goods storekeeper in Londonderry for 30 years.
His wife is Margaret 1822-1874, may be Carper.
His son Charles 1846-1903 was a store clerk. He married Leah A Wolfersberger, 1844-1904, daughter of John 1800-1867.
Charles, Leah and some of their childen are buried at Salem United Cemetery.
I'm trying to discover John's parents.
If you have interest in DEININGER or WOLFERSBERGER, I have photos and family history to date.
Robin Rainford ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: September 22, 2008
I am looking for an information about John & Margaret Kaley who lived in Schaefferstown around 1800. They had 5 children: Sarah (1808) Margaret(1810) Peter (1812) William (1817) and Abraham (1820). Margaret was my great great grandmother. She married Henry Strickler about 1836.
Karen Berschauer ; email@example.com; Posted: September 10, 2008
Does anyone have data for Christian Bachman bn./ abt. 1782 in Annville Twp. to John Bachman and Barbara Ebersole?
B. J. Baughman ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: September 2, 2008
As I am a PA expat currently living in the United Kingdom it is difficult to find information at a certain point.
According to the bio for my gr-gr-great-grandfather Cosmus S. Clendenin in "History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania" (Warner Beers, 1886, p492), Cosmus S. was born in Lebanon County to William Clendenin and Mary M. (Snoke) Clendenin. William and Mary Clendenin had three children, William (b.1827), the aforementioned Cosmus S. (b.1833) and Mary A. (b.1842).
The 1850 census for Derry Township, Dauphin County clearly shows William Clendenin (aged 50), Mary (aged 45) and the three children by name, as well as, apparently, Mary's father Henry Snoke (aged 75 in 1850). Everything connects the Cosmus S. Clendenin bio to this William Clendenin (including the shared trade of shoemaker). The 1840 census only confirms head of family, but William Clendenin is there and the appropriate ages for most others in the family seem to be present. In the Campbelltown section of "History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon" (Egle, Everts & Peck, 1883, p219), there are a William (b.Feb1800-d.1874) and Mary Clendenin (b.Oct1807-d.April1877) listed as buried in the Salem Church (Luthern and Reformed). The dates seem correct so I am guessing this is the father of Cosmus S. Clendenin and, therefore, my gr-gr-gr-great-grandfather.
What I am looking for is any information regarding William Clendenin (b.1800) and Mary Snoke (b.1807), such as where they originated from, parents names, property, etc. As a PA expat living in the United Kingdom, being so far away it is difficult for me to push further than the information I now have. Elsewhere on this site (http://www.chm.davidson.edu/PAGenWeb/Q1998.html) someone asked about a "Cocmus or John Clendenin who are buried in Campbelltown, Lebanon co. circa 1780" and this intrigued me immensely.
J.A. Ryan ; email@example.com; Posted: August 8, 2008
Looking for information on Jacob Boltz, born May 2, 1784. Married Mary Catherine Zimmerman born abt 1792. Son John born Lebanon County abt 1819, Daniel born about 1821, Jeremiah born 1826 and Mary Elizabeth born 1836. Family went to Hancock County OH prior to 1840
Liz Boltz ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: August 2, 2008
Looking on any information on Grant L Bean, Ellen Spangler Bean, John Isaac Peiffer, Isaac Peiffer, Ellen Woomer. All 1800-1920. Please contact me with any information.
Sis Briley ; email@example.com; Posted: July 26, 2008
Will of George Sahm of Lebanon Township 1826 "I George Sahm of Lebanon Township in the County of Lebanon and the Sate of Pennsylvania, Blacksmith, " "all my children" "Polly David John Henry Elizabeth Catherine Nancy Benjamin" Executors Peter Sahm Henry Keyser
Recorded 4 Nov 1826 Born 28 July 1767 Died 18 Oct 1828 I am searching this line: George Sahm b. 1736 George Sahm b. 1767 Henry Sahm Emanuel S. Sahm Henry Gibbel Sahm Rufus Gibbel Sahm Thomas Henry Sahm b. 1925. Any help with where first George Sahm was born or second George Sahm Plantation location is located in present day 2008. Contact judy sahm firstname.lastname@example.org
judy sahm ; email@example.com; Posted: July 13, 2008
John Forry married Esther Zerbe at Trinity Tulpehocken Church, Jackson twp, Lebanon County on 28 Oct 1832. I am trying to confirm who their parents were. I am assuming that they lived somewhere near Lebanon County. John was born 25 Mar 1805 maybe in Heidelberg twp, Berks and Esther was born 20 Nov 1814 according to the Forry Family file. There was another Esther Zerbe born 13 Nov 1812 but I don't think they are the same person. It might be possible that one is the birthdate and the christening date. Anyone have information on the Forry/Zerbe families? John and Esther move on to Union/Snyder county around 1839/40. John Forry is the great grandson of Michael Forrer, but the generations between seem jumbled.
DOLORES WHITAKER ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: July 7, 2008
I'm trying to locate a birth of my great-great grandfather Ephraim Kimble Atkinson in Palmyra, Lebanon county in 17 December 1814. His parents are Joseph Atkinson and Anna Kimble. Please let me know where I can obtain any information. I'm also trying to find information on Joseph Atkinson and Anna Kimble. Just want to know the location of Joseph Atkinson's birth place (town) in Sussex County, New Jersey, if in fact that is the place.
I would appreciate a response soon and thank you.
Lisa Atkinson ; email@example.com; Posted: June 28, 2008
Looking for information of Jacob, wife Elizabeth Pfheill from Londonderry twp. Lebanon County, Pa. He died 1818 and son Abraham went to Franklin County pa.
nancy nelson ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: June 8, 2008
Searching for the parents of or any info on Amanda Waltz b. 1868. 1880 census as a servant to Abraham Witmer. 1870 census with William Waltz b.1832 and Lydia? b.1835. Amanda married Charles Gundrum in Annville, Pa in 1889. Any info any names listed would be greatly appreciated
kelley ; email@example.com; Posted: June 2, 2008
searching for more information on
John Beamesderfer born in Lebanon, PA 26 July 1840, married Margaret E. Fox born 2 Nov 1846.
They were married 24 April 1864 and are the parents of Alice Adelaide born 3 Nov 1866, Henry born 6 Oct 1868 and George Dawson born 7 Jan 1874 (died 2 Oct 1875).
I think Alice was the great-grandmother of my children.
John Beamesderfer died 6 Apr. 1882 and may be buried at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
Jeanne ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: May 30, 2008
Daniel Buck married Christina Jane Runkel about 1840 possibly in Lebanon County. Christina Jane Runkel was the daughter of farmer William Runkel and Elizabeth Baumgardner. We are looking for any information of parents and siblings of Daniel Buck. Daniel Buck was born in Dauphin County, PA.
Craig Kallsen ; email@example.com; Posted: May 21, 2008
Is anyone researching the Darkes Line from the Mt. Zion area ? Looking for info on John Darkes born Oct. 9, 1862
Died July 2, 1945 married to Susannah Wolf born June 8, 1865. Died July 15, 1942
Terry Bicksler ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: April 30, 2008
I would like to know the history of Bellegrove, once called Belleview in North Annville, Pa. Why was the name changed? What is the history of the town? What were the old road routes used by the pioneers in Lebanon to get to other parts of Pa.? Thank You B. Syler
BSyler ; email@example.com; Posted: April 19, 2008
Seeking informatiionabout the parents of Elizabeth Schafer, Wilhelm and Maria
Or any other siblings she might have had.
Elizabeth was christened on 16 Jan. 1785 in St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church (formerly known as Heideschaefferst, Schaefferstown, Lebanon, Pennsylvannia.
Fawn ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: April 18, 2008
I am looking for information on my Great grandfather James Coyle Sr. family and relatives. He married Mary Keating, daughter of Dennis Keating and Ellen Maddon at Cornwall, PA. Their children were: Ellen, Kate, Dennis, Mame, James Jr., Margaret, Elizabeth, and Edward who died as an infant.
Ellen Coyle married Henry Eagan Jr., and moved to Lackawanna, NY. Ellen was born in 1878, and died 1961.
Elizabeth Coyle married Edmund Columbus Schreiber. Elizabeth was born 1891, and died 1984.
James Coyle Sr. worked in the mines around Cornwall, PA and was a caretaker at Sacred Heart Church in Cornwall.
Mike Harig ; email@example.com; Posted: April 18, 2008
I live in Charleston, WV and I'm hoping that someone can help me with some graves. I have two (possibly three) relatives that are buried at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville (or Lebanon), PA. Since it is a 6 hour drive for me, could someone kindly go to the cemetery and take pictures of the following graves:
Gordon H. Dunlap, Sr. died May 24, 1999
Gordon H. Dunlap, Jr. died December 20, 1991
The third relative is Margaret L. Moody Dunlap who might be buried with Gordon Sr. I have the Plots as 9-B 0 961. Please take any pictures that would indicate where their plots are.
I certainly appreciate any help with this! You may contact me at JuneBug_1776@yahoo.com
I'm also interested in their death certificates and will pay for any fees in obtaining these. You may email me the certificates or mail them to me (I will give an address if you email me).
Cristy Dunlap ; JuneBug_1776@yahoo.com; Posted: April 13, 2008
I am looking for any information relating to Helen G. Rager who had a son named George Adam Leaman(1940-1995). Also looking for any information relating George Leo Weise. Any information on any of these names would be greatly appreciated.
; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: April 10, 2008
interested in john strohm born 1825 and wife polly maiden name huetwohl they had seven children malinda john jefferson mary ida henry and alfred some of the children were christened at st. paul united church of christ schaefferstown lebanon pa around 27 feb 1859(i believe alfred was my grandfather) any info would be appreciated
ken strohm ; email@example.com; Posted: April 8, 2008
I'm looking for the maiden name of: Amanda, she married Casper Stickel 1858-1860. Casper b. 1833 Amanda 1841
They had a daughter Sarah b.1864. Amanda remarried George S. Rupp abt 1866.
Stewart Ohmacht ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: April 4, 2008
I am looking for more information on Ludwig Weber being son of Michael Weber, other than what is in the book "Schafferstown" and the will of Ludwig Weber naming all his children and wife Elizabeth.
Also looking for the children of Captain Henry Schaeffer and his brother John, their father was Alexander Schaeffer.
Dates I am looking for are 1729-1839. My GGGrandfa. George Weaver/Weber b.1801 Dauphin Co. PA. and d.1872 Hardin Co. OH., his wife was Christina Shafer abt. b.1802 PA.and d. 1881 are who I am researching. George is the son of John Weber and his grandfa. is the above mentioned Ludwig Weber.
Cecelia Carvalho ; email@example.com; Posted: March 15, 2008
Looking for any info. on John Ward. Born around 1800 in Pa. and had son's Daniel, born 1829 and Jacob born 1830. They lived in Annaville and in 1850 lived in Millerstown. Jacob left and went to Wooster Ohio around 1850. Father John may have died prior to him leaving.
don shafer ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: February 23, 2008
Looking for William Aurentz, father of Carl Aurentz
Virginia Nordin ; email@example.com; Posted: February 22, 2008
Searching for any information and pictures of Harry N. U Mable Reigel.They lived one time at Mt Holly Springs,Pa in the years of 1921 to 1932.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sandy Davis Posten ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: February 20, 2008
Hi! I am looking for my Great-Grandmother's family. Her name was Eva M (Lowry) Light. She was married to John Hoffer Light of Lebanon, PA. Her father was Joseph Lowry and her mother was Harriet(I think) Lowry of Lebanon, PA. Eva was supposedly 1/2 or 1/4 Native American descent. She was born in 1870 and died in 1905. We are trying to go back as far as possible, especially in finding information on the Native American heritage.
Thank You for any help.
Linda Snyder ; email@example.com; Posted: February 20, 2008
I am looking for information regarding the family of Norman B Bailey (b.1/1/30-d.10/28/96) who is buried at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetary along with his wife, Patrica A Bailey (b.4/14/32-d.2/28/01). They both were residents of Lebanon at the time of their deaths. Norman is my paternal grandfather. He was the father of six (6) children in Newburgh,NY of whom my father (Curtis b.9/15/1947) was the eldest. I have never met Norman and only learned of his name a few years ago while doing research. My father and I are not close, as neither was Norman and his son. Any information would be helpful as to my granfather's family.
Curtis J Bailey ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: February 17, 2008
Following is some additional info. on this Long family;
John H. Long b. 1851 PA m. Rose Zeh
Charles Henry b. 1876
Maurice Daniel b. 1877
Walter Eugene b. 1879
John Edwin b. 1881
Viola May b. 1883
Nelson Edmond b. 1885
Harold Luther b. 1889
Mabel Dorothea b. 1891
Family Bible also mentions Lillie Long died 1/15/05 aged 19 yrs. 7 mo.
Erin Endicott ; email@example.com; Posted: February 15, 2008
Looking for info on John H. Long (middle name believed to be Henry). born in Lebanon PA and later moved to Philadelphia where he married Rose/Rosa Zeh in 1875. Also, it is said in our family that the name used to be DeLong. Is this common?
Erin Endicott ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: February 15, 2008
Am interested in information about the house in which I grew up. It was built by Michael Meyer (Myer?) in 1834. A limestone house, it is in the Georgian style, with a spring in the basement and summer house behind. It is located on Old Mill Road in Heidelberg Township. If anyone knows the name of the area around what was originally Groh's Mill, also on Old Mill Road, I'd appreciate it. I think it was Spring Mills but am unable to verify this.
Also, am looking for information about the building that what was Pfeffer's Brewery/Zerbe's Cigar Factory on Church Street, formerly Front Street, in Schaefferstown.
Angie Binner ; email@example.com; Posted: February 12, 2008
I am looking for a connection about William Frank Long who left this area and went to California about 1900. He worked for railroad. He was related somehow to Issac Firestone, Emma, Lovington, Mahlon, Maimie, Stephen family. Lovington had a shoe store in Denver, PA. Stephen worked for Tuttle. This from a letter of 1909 to my grandmother, Martha Antonia Nelson-Dahm-Long-Steibacher.
The family lore is that William changed his last name.
Katherine Bell ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: January 27, 2008
Looking for info on Harvey Leedom born 1868-1930
married a Kate Bixler/Bicksler born 1870-1899.
Looking for Kate's parents and their children.
Terry Bicksler ; email@example.com; Posted: January 23, 2008
Jacob Behney, son of Peter Behney of Heidelberg tp., then Lancaster County, moved to East Hanover tp. in the early 1780's. On the 1790 Federal Census, he is enumerated next to Casper Kreiser.
Two children of Casper Kreiser married women surnamed Behney.
Casper Kreiser, Jr. (1767-1854) married Christina Behney.
Frederick Kreiser (1774-1849) married Eva Behney.
Surely, the Kreiser children married daughters of neighbor Jacob Behney. The said Jacob Behney had a brother Melchior with daughters of the appropriate age; however, Dauphin County Orphans Court and Deed records both prove definitely Melchior's daughters and their husbands. Melchior Behney cannot be the father. Jacob Behney's other two brothers did not have children of the appropriate age to marry the Kreiser brothers. There are no other Behneys. Jacob Behney must be the father.
But it is not so easy. The compiled records below do not suggest daughters of the appropriate name--although there are marriagable daughters of the appropriate age. Were names confused? Or was, say, Elisabeth born Christina Elisabeth (as was her aunt)?
Regardless, I am seeking hard data on Jacob Behney. I have compiled census records and the church records below. Apart from that, I have no record of his life and times in East Hanover tp. Seeking any correspondance that can help elucidate his immediate family. (Data follows)
Compiled Church Records:
Jacob Benny m. 14 Feb 1769 Anna Maria Diel (Heidelberg KB)
Jacob Behni & his wife Anna Maria had baptized:
1. Jacob, b. 5 May 1771, sp. Jacob Stahlschmidt (Tulp. Ref. KB)
2. Elisabeth, b. 2 Sep 1772, sp. Elisabeth Diel (Christ Luth. KB, Marion)
3. Anna Maria, b. 11 Mar 1775, sp. Engel Dunges & Elizabeth (Tulp. Ref. KB)
4. Barbara, b. 14 Jan 1778, sp. Barbara Weber (Tulp. Ref. KB)
5. [not named], b. 8 Feb 1779, sp. Elizabeth Schmid, single (Tulp. Ref. KB)
6. Anna Catharina, b. 5 Oct 1789, sp. Abraham & Catharina Diel (Christ Lutheran KB, Marion)
7. Abraham, b. 18 Dec 1791, sp. George Mies & wife Maria Elisabeth, born Heckmann (Bethel Moravian KB)
8. [unnamed son], b. 15 Dec 1793, sp. Philip Jacob Graeff & wife Catharine Margaret, born Hass (Bethel Moravian KB)
Johannes Bohne & his wife Anna Maria, nee Diel, had baptized:
Philip, b. 16 Mar 1797, sp. Grandparents Jacob Bohne & his wife Anna Maria, nee Diel (Bethel Moravian KB)
1790 Dauphin County: Remainder of the County: Roll: M637_8; Image: 0350.
Jacob Bene, 1-2-8 (enumerated next to Casper Criser)
1800 Federal Census: East Hanover, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; .Roll: 40; Page: 231; Image: 35.
Jacob Beany, 11001/22001
1810 Federal Census: East Hanover tp., Dauphin County, M252, Roll 54, pg. 152
Jacob Beaney, 00201/10001
Ed Wevodau ; firstname.lastname@example.org; Posted: January 17, 2008