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Genealogy of Johann Peter Stoneburner

Johann Peter, second son of Jacob and Anna Stoneburner, married Susanna Compher? sometime around 1782/85 in Loudoun County, Virginia. They were still living in Virginia in 1810 but near 1813 they had moved to Ohio. In 1820 Peter became one of the first officers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Later Peter and Susanna became members of the New Jerusalem Church of Deavertown, Ohio which was in the northwest part of Morgan County. His will was made in Morgan County, Ohio on the 29th day of September 1821. It read: “In the Name of God, Amen: I, Peter Stoneburner of York Township, Morgan County and State of Ohio, farmer; being strong in mind and memory, make this my last will and testament. 1st. I bequeath my soul to God who gave it to me, and my body to the earth to be buried decently in a Christian manner. I bequeath this plantation whereon I live, and the house to my wife Susanna Stoneburner as long as she lives, I also bequeath to her all the household furniture that is in the house, I also bequeath to her one horse and one cow. I bequeath to John Wiley one hundred and sixty acres of land, to be purchased for him out of this estate where on I now live. I appoint my sons Michael Stoneburner and John Stoneburner as my executors. I allow my Executors to purchase the said quarter section of land for John Wiley and give him the deed for it so as soon as he is of the age of twenty one years. My wife Susanna Stoneburner shall...

Genealogy of Jacob Stoneburner

On 23 September 1752 Jacob and Martin Stoneburner, possibly brothers, came to America on board the ship St. Andrew from Rotterdam to Philadelphia. Both of them were over the age of 16. Jacob early moved to Berks County, Pennsylvania where in 1767 he owned thirty acres, had one horse, one cow, two sheep. It was probably there that he married Anna Eva sometime before August 1758. Johann Adam Eva had come from Rotterdam to Philadelphia, 20 October 1754 on the ship Halifax. This Eva was possibly related to the Anna who married Jacob Stoneburner. There in Berks County, Jacob and Anna became members of the St. Joseph’s Union Church at Oley Hill which is east of present day Reading, Pennsylvania. By 1782 Jacob and his two older sons were residents of Loudoun County, Virginia, according to an early tax list. In Virginia Jacob and Anna became members of the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church at Lovettsville. However, the Shelburne Parish in Loudoun County, Virginia showed Jacob Stoneburner on the tax table list of 1771. Both Jacob and Anna are buried in the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery. 101 Jacob Stoneburner, born 8 March 1729 Germany married before 1758 Anna Eva, Berks County, Pa. born circa 1731 died 10 Jan. 1796 Loudoun Co., Va. died 24 May 1796 Loudoun Co., Va. Children of Jacob Stoneburner and Anna Eva: 201 Johann Peter Stoneburner born 24 August 1758 Berks County, Pa. married before 1782 Susanna (Compher?) died circa 1844 Morgan Co., Ohio died Oct. 1830 Morgan Co., Ohio 202 Johann Frederick Stoneburner born 27 November 1759 Berks County, Pa. married 1 ?. married 2. Julianne (Compher?);...

Biography of Albert F. Fidler

Albert F. Fidler is one of the self-made and highly successful young farmers and business men of the County, and is a son of Levi Fidler, who was born April 28, 1819, in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Albert F.’s grandfather, Samuel, was a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was of Dutch ancestry. Adam Fidler (great-grandfather), who came originally from Germany, was the founder of this branch of the Fidler family in America. Our subject’s grandfather, Samuel Fidler, fought in the war of 1812, and his great-grandfather, Adam, in the war of the Revolution. Samuel Fidler was a brick plasterer and con-tractor by trade, and was married to a daughter of Valentine Showalter, who was born in Pennsylvania and was descended from German ancestry. Levi Fidler was reared to manhood in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, until he became of age, when, in 1840, he emigrated west and settled in Union County, Indiana, and in 1861 located in what is now Newman township, Douglas County. He learned the carpentering business, at which he was engaged up to 1861, when he bought what is now known as the Thomas H. Smith farm, one of the finest in the County. He kept this farm until 1885, when he sold it. In 1842 Levi Fidler wedded Mary Ann Hessler, a native of Bourbon Township and a daughter of John and Mary (Thomas) Hessler, who were formerly of Kentucky. To Mr. and Mrs. Fidler were born the following children : John, Matilda, William J., Joseph S., Dan G., George W., Smith T., LaFayette, Sarah C., Levy Eddy and Albert F., the subject of this sketch. John S.,...

Biography of Eames Dickey

Eames Dickey was born of Irish parents in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1788, came to the northwestern territory with his father’s family in 1798 and settled first in Washington county. When a young man Mr. Dickey was employed as a post rider to carry the mail on horseback, between Marietta and Chillicothe, a distance of about one hundred miles. Between 18o6 and 1814 he was variously engaged in the mail service, sometimes as a sub contractor, but always doing the riding of one hand himself. At that time the mail service in this section was one of great hardship and frequently of danger, as the numerous streams along the route, all destitute of bridges, were often swollen and had to be crossed at the peril of life. From 1812 to 1814, during the war with Great Britain, the great East and West mail was sent over this route, the bag being sometimes nearly filled with government dispatches alone. The riders (three in number), each made one round trip a week from Marietta to Chillicothe and return, regardless of weather and of all obstacles. Mr. Dickey once swam the creek near Amesville in the night, running great risk and getting the mail thoroughly wet. On reaching John Brown’s in Ames, one of his regular stopping places, he spent a short time drying the mail bag before the fire and then went on in the darkness. During the war the contract required the mail to be carried at the rate of five miles an hour, and the government enforced the condition rigorously. . Mr. Dickey became noted for his energy and...

Biography of W. B. Kurtz

It is given to few to attain prominence in politics, honor in military affairs or fame in literary life, but respect and esteem await every man who lives worthily, who performs the duties of public and private life faithfully and promptly, and in business has strict regard for commercial ethics. Such an one is W. B. Kurtz, proprietor of the Weiser flouring mill, which was built in 1890, and represents one of the leading industrial interests of the city in which it is located. Mr. Kurtz is a native of Berks county, Pennsylvania, born November 1, 1846, and is of German descent. His grandfather, Jacob Kurtz, was born in Germany and in his early boyhood crossed the Atlantic to America, becoming a resident of the Keystone state, where he was reared to manhood and married Miss Mary Shingle, a native of Pennsylvania. He fought in the Revolutionary war on the side of the colonies, and lived to be seventy-seven years of age. His son, John Kurtz, was born in Pennsylvania, and having arrived at years of maturity married Miss Harriet Gabrial, a lady of Scotch-Irish ancestry. They had five sons and five daughters, eight of whom are now living. Through his active business career the father engaged in the milling business, manufacturing flour. In his religious views he was an Episcopalian, and he was highly esteemed for his sterling worth and devotion to duty. Mr. Kurtz of this review was educated in the public schools of his native state, and in his boyhood learned the miller’s trade, which he has followed as a life work. By close application he...

Biographical Sketch of Roger C. Enwright

Enwright, Roger C.; broker; born, Bellevue, O., and educated in the public schools, formerly connected with the McIntosh-Huntington Co., wholesale hardware as treas. and credit man; after several years spent in New York City and Reading, Pa., as manufacturer’s agents, returned to Cleveland, in 1900, and engaged in the brokerage business with Borton & Borton; member Cleveland Stock Exchange and member Board of Governors; Chamber of Commerce, Euclid, Century, and Hermit Clubs;...

Biographical Sketch of Benjamin F. Silliman

Silliman, Benjamin F.; mechanical engineer; born, Reading, Pa.; educated, common schools, Cleveland; married, Cleveland, Maud M. Valentine; vice pres. and gen. mgr. The Electric Railway Improvement Co.; vice pres. and sec’y Tregoning Electric Mnfg. Co.; director Forest City Electric Co., The Ohio Blower Co., Cleveland Steel Tool Co.; member The Perfection Spring Co.; member Masonic Order, and Athletic...

Biography of Allen Becker Richards

Allen Becker Richards, a native of Pennsylvania, who served in a New York regiment during the civil war, is now (1910) a retired business man of Geneva where he has resided for nearly sixty years. Michael Richards, father of Allen B. Richards, was born in Maxatawny, Pennsylvania, in 1800, was a lifelong resident of that state and died in 1880. His wife, Ada Richards, was also a native of the Keystone state, born in 1809, died in 1899. Children: 1. Allen Becker, see forward. 2. Azuilla, born in 1832, now (1910) the widow of Unie Zeigler, who died in 1901 ; children : Emma and Albert. 3. Mary, born in 1834; married Nathan Hertzog; eight children. 4. Walter, born in 1842, is married and has two children: Ella and Clara. 5. Milton, born in J845; died in 1907; had six children. 6. William, born in 1847; married Emma, and has one child. Allen Becker, son of Michael Richards, was born in Maxatawny, Pennsylvania, September 1, 1830; died October 10, 1898. Provided with a good practical education, acquired in the public schools, and possessing excellent business ability, he established himself in the saddlery business at Geneva, New York, in 1854, and resided there until his death. For more than thirty years he conducted a profitable business, dealing in all kinds of harness and kindred articles, and retiring in 1886, was succeeded by his son, Alfred W. Toward the close of the rebellion he gallantly responded to the call of his country for additional troops, enlisting September 12, 1864, in the One Hundred and Eighty-eighth Regiment, New York Volunteers, and he...

Berks County, Pennsylvania Census

1790 Berks County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1790 Berks County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Surname Index A-H Surname Index H-G Surname Index R-Z Borough of Reading Exeter Windsor Bern Tulschocken Greenwich Albany Hosted at Census Guide 1790 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Berks County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1800 Berks County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives(partial) Albany Township Brunswick Township Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Berks County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1810 Berks County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Berks County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Berks County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Berks County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Berks County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Berks County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Berks County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Berks County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1850...

Berks County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Berks County PAGenWeb Project Altalaha Cemetery Aulenbach Cemetery Amityville Cemetery Amityville Lutheran Church Cemetery Bern Church Cemetery Bernhard Adam Cemetery Bernville Burial Grounds Bethel Evangelical Cemetery Birdsboro Cemetery Blue Meeting House Cemetery Bolich Cemetery Boyertown Mennonite Church Boyertown Union Church Cemetery Breidenstine Cemetery Bright Cemetery Charles Evans Cemetery Christ (Little Tulpehocken) Church Cemetery, New Cemetery Christ (Little Tulpehocken) Church Cemetery, Old Graveyard Dave Becker Estate Burial Ground DeTurck-Rothermel Graveyard Dunkel’s Burial Ground Elverson United Methodist Cemetery Exeter Quaker Burial Ground Fairview Cemetery Fix–Garber Burial Ground Frieden’s Cemetery Frieden’s Cemeter Friends Meeting House Cemetery Fritz Cemetery Gehman’s Cemetery George Berger Burial Ground Gethsemane Cemetery Gettysburg Cemetery Good Shepherd (Hinnershitz) Cemetery Hain’s Church Cemetery Hereford Union Church Cemetery/Huff’s Church Cemetery Hetzel Church Cemetery Hunter Cemetery Heyman Bertolet Jerusalem Union Church Kirby Burial Ground Kissinger’s Union Cemetery Klein Burial Ground List of churches in Exeter Township Lutheran Home Cemetery Mast Family Burial Ground Memorial Mausoleum Moll Burial Ground Morgantown Methodist Church Cemetery Moselem Church Cemetery Mount Hope Reformed Church Cemetery New Union Cemetery Old Cemetery Old Forrest Cemetery Old Union Cemetery Oley Cemetery Pleasant View Cemetery Plough Lutheran Church Cemetery Pottstown Cemetery (East) Pricetown Cemetery Private Cemetery on Route 73 Ritter Cemetery Robeson Lutheran Church Cemetery St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church Cemetery St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery St. John’s Cemetery St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery St. John’s (Host) Cemetery (old cemetery) St. John’s Church Cemetery St. John’s Community Church Cemetery St. John’s Union Church...

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