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Auxier/Auxer Descendancy

4 Auxer sistersThis line certainly has changed recently. What has not changed however, is the fact that we are still German! The line as we now know it, it begins with an unknown Axer. . . .

First Generation
Unknown Axer, b. abt 1600

Second Generation
Reinhardt Axer, m. Elisabeth Engels. Found in Rehydt in 1654, found in Juchen in 1661 and in Steinhausen in 1674 This couple were parents of Johannes Axe who was chr. in 1654, Rhe., Maria Axer who was chr. in 1661 in Juchen and Catharina Axer who m. in 1674 at Ensheim to Cornelius Kiewitt.
Friedrich Axer, b. abt 1620, m. in Albig in 1643 and d. bef. 1672
Christian Axer, m. Catharinen Driescher in 1656 in Rehydt
Third Generation:

Hans Peter Axer, orn abt 1643 in Albig. He married Anna Catharina Hoppach and lived in Albig. He died around 1727.
Johannes Axer, born 2 Feb 1645 in Albig. He was a linen weaver and married Anna Margaretha LNU. They are found in Lonsheeim in 1681 and 1692. In 1700 he is on a jury in Lonsheim, and is tenant of several pieces of land. He died January 20 1735 in Lonsheim . This information is found in the Bermersheim church book.
Friederich Axer, b. 1640, m. Anna Catharina LNU in Wunderlich. D. before 19 April 1672 in Albig
Fourth Generation
Peter Axer, b. c. 1685, m. Anna Margarethat LNU, they are found in 17171 in Albig, 1721 in Lonsheim, 1723 in Albig and 1736 in Lonsheim.
Johannes Friederich Axer, born abt 1683 Lonsheim/Albig, 1701 confirmed in Lonsheim, 1709 found in Albig as a farmer, married Anna Catharina Hasserman on 15 July 1709 in Albig;Moved to father-in-law's land in Armsheim abt 1709; owned land in Armsheim in 1721
Johann Michael Axer, born 2 SEpt 1692, Lonsheim, 1709 confirmed in Lonsheim, m. on 23 September in Flomborn to Anna Elisabeth Flomborn, was in Lonsheim between 1705 and 1735

Fifth Generation

Johann Michael Axer, born November 1709 Armsheim, witness to Baptism in Albig in 1722, journeyed to Pennsylvania on 24 September 1742, m. Maria Barbara Spiess on 21 December 1746 in Pennsylvania, d. August 1777 in Virginia
Johann Christian Axer, born 17 November 1711, Armsheim, Albig, m. first unknown wife; married second, Maria Barbara Wentz on 24 July 1742, Arssheim, died September 1767 in Pennsylvania
Wendel Axer, married on 27 January 1754 to Elisabeth Stump at Alzey

Sixth Generation

George Auxer, m. (1) Ursula LNU, one known child, m. (2) Magdalene LNU, 2 known children
Anna Maria Auxer, b. 1733, Germany, m. 1770 to Johan George Redsecker - probably six children
Elizabeth Auxer,b. 8 September 1751 d. 8 March 1826, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, m. 0n 30 March 1771, St. James Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Johann Philip Kleiss, eight known children from this marriage
Christopher Auxer, b. 1757, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 18 December 1803, m. 19 February 1778, St. John's Episcopal Church, Catharine Danner, b. 6 May 1761, - ten known children
Henry Auxer, b. 24 November 1758, bapt. 13 May 1759, First Reformed Church, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, no other known information
Conrad Auxer, d. before 1780; no wife, no children, no other known information
Michael Auxer, Sr. , b. 24 August 1758, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 28 May 1820, Mt. Joy Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, m. in 1781 to Magdalena Wilhelm, d. 26 June 1816, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, , six known children from this marriage;

Seventh Generation:
George Auxer, m. Mar 1805 to Barbara Newcommer; one daughter born of this marriage; later divorced, d. before Apr 1821
Jacob Auxer, b. 31 Jan 1781, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. after 1850, m. Elizabeth Strine, four known children from this marriage
Michael Auxer, Jr. , b. 24 Oct 1783, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. aft Oct 30, 1817, Mt. Joy Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, m. 26 June 1808, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Catharine Kleiss, b. 9 July 1780, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 25 October 1839, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Catharine is buried in Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery in Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She is buried under her second married name Catharine Albert. It is unknown where Michael is buried. Six known children from this marriage.
Catharine Auxer, b. 10 April 1790, baptised Blaser's Church, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 17 April 1850, Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, m. 20 June 1830, Maytown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Conrad Schmidt/Smith, b. abt 1785, d. 22 Jan 1856, Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 2 known children from this marriage.
John Auxer, b. abt 1802, d. 3 Mar 1870, Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, m. 14 Aug 1828 to Jane Park, b. abt 1810, d. 6 July 1876, Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Both are buried in Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, along with two of their children, 5 known children from this marriage
Magdalena Auxer, no known information

Eighth Generation:
Amelia Auxer, b. 10 Feb 1809, Mt. Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, baptised Blasers Church, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married George Stacks and they moved to Ohio; five known children from this marriage.
Abraham Auxer, b. 21 Aug 1811, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Philip Kleis Auxer, b. 6 April 1810, d. 27 January 1886, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, m. 5 October 1837, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Maria Lieder, b. 4 March 1813, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 20 August 1877, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 7 known children from this mariage
William Auxer, b. after 1810, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, only other information is the fact that he was in school in Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1821 according to County Records
Adam James Auxer, b. Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, m. 29 March 1836, Elizabeth Spurrier, b. 7 December 1809, Bristol England, d. 13 May 1881, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 4 known children from this marriage.
Cyrus Auxer, b. 16 Sept 1815, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania d. 22 Aug 1816, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Ninth Generation:
Children of Philip Kleis Auxer and Maria Lieder

Anna Maria Auxer, b. 20 July 1838, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 27 November 1925, Camden, New Jersey, m. 20 December 1855 to Leander Lehman; 9 known children from this marriage.
Henry Bishop Auxer, b. 11 December 1839, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 11 August 1840,
Harriet Auxer, b. 31 January 1841, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 11 March 1892, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, buried in E. Harrisburg Cemetery; she never married; 1 known daughter
Susanna Auxer, b. 25 September 1842, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 23 January 1926, buried in Harrisburg Cemetery, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, m. William D. Lucas, d. 25 March 1914, both buried in E. Harrisburg Cemetery; 4 known sons from this marriage
Catharine L. Auxer, b. 19 April 1844, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 27 May 1921, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, m. 8 May 1864, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania to Ephraim H. Niess, b. 21 October 1841, Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, d. 25 November 1915, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, buried in Harrisburg Cemetery along with husband - ten known children from this marriage
Sarah L. Auxer, b. 19 March 1846, d. 1 November 1918, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, buried in E. Harrisburg Cemetery; she never married.
Abraham Auxer, b. 26 June 1849, d. 13 February 1873, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, buried in Harrisburg Cemetery

See Niess page for further descendants

Picture on page is of the Auxer sisters - Catharine, my great-grandmother is the one on the left. The others are, Sarah, Harriet and Susannah.

Information on this page from:

LDS Film, #1598298, Goodrich Family Genealogy
Ephraim H. Niess Family Bible in possession of Catherine Niess Houseal's heirs
Heritage House Genealogy Library, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Census Records, 1850
Copies of wills in file for: Michael Auxer, Jr., Maria Barbara Auxer, Catharine Auxer Niess, Mary E. Keefer
Various City Directories on Film at the LDS Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; Film #1376905, #1376904, #1376903, #1376902
Fourth Street Church of God, Harrisburg transcriptions from LDS film #1486693 at the LDS Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
From film #1429874, Register of Deaths, City of Harrisburg, January, 1886 on Film at the LDS Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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This line has been fairly well documented. I take up this line with my great-great-great-grandfather, Philip Kleis Auxer. There is not a lot of documentation on him.

The first mention of him, I find, would be his father's will. This will, dated October 30, 1817, mentions young children still in the home. Philip Kleis was among these. He would have been 7 years old at this point. His mother apparently remarried a friend of the family, Philip Albert. According to an obituary of Philip's it was at this point that he moved in with "strangers."

He married Maria Lieder, of Elizabethtown, on October 5, 1837, and they had seven children. We know of the marriage and a couple of the children's baptisms through the Church records kept at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown. Information on the births of the children was on a document that my great-grandfather had copied from the family Bible. Where the Bible is today remains a mystery.

Philip was a wagonmaker in Londonberry when the 1850 census was taken. He was 40 at the time, Maria was 37, and there were five children in the household.

Philip and Maria must have owned several pieces of property in the Harrisburg area, since I find several instances of him deeding property to at least three different people after Maria's death. Included were two daughters (Harriet and Sarah) who shared one parcel, his mother-in-law, Susannah Kaylor, and one to his daughter Susan B. Lucas. He deeded one parcel shortly after Mary's death (to the girls) and the other two shortly before his death.

Although I find mention of Church membership in the Fourth Street Church of God in Harrisburg, for Harriet, Susanna, Catherine, Sarah and Abraham, I find no mention of Philip or Maria. Whether they belonged to a different congregation or not, I do not know.

What I do know is that his wife's funeral was conducted in the Fourth Street Church of God by Brethren in Christ Ministers. Her obituary said she was "highly regarded" in the Church. It also says this was a Dunkard service. Perhaps, Philip and Mary retained their membership in the Brethren Church while their children attended the Church of God.

From City Directories of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, I have found Philip listed from the years 1867 through 1885. It appears that he bought his family home at 407 Boas Street, Harrisburg in 1869 and lived there until his death. His mother-in-law first appears in 1879 (2 years after her daughter's death) and lived with him until her death in 1884. Philip's occupation varied in the listings from Coachman, Wagon Maker to Coach Maker, probably all the same occupation. Philip died from paralysis according to the Register of Deaths for the City of Harrisburg.

Philip and Maria are both buried with their daughter, Catharine and her husband Ephraim H. Niess in the Harrisburg Cemetery. Their son, Abraham, is also buried there, as is Maria's mother, Susannah (Leader) Kaylor. He lived 75 years, 2 months and 9 days according to his headstone.

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