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Charles Peter Goehring1

b. 1 September 1781, d. 25 April 1857

Family Margaret Firestone b. 1781, d. after 11 September 1814
Marriage*   Principal=Margaret Firestone1 
Child  1. Mary Margaret Charlotta Goehring b. 11 Sep 1814

Note*   Charles is the son of Henrich Wilhelm Goehring (b. 2 Oct 1750, Albisheim, Rheinkreis, Bavaria, Germany) and Anna Catherine Baehr (b. 2 Apr 1747, Keskastel, Bas-Rhin, France).

After the death of Margaret, Charles married 15 Jun 1815 Elizabeth (Betsey) Hartzell (b. 14 Jan 1799, Northampton Co, PA) (daughter of George H. Hartzell and Catherine Krohn), died 8 Jun 1875, Cranberry Twp, PA, Butler Co, buried Zelienople PA.

Children by Elizabeth Hartzell:
ii.Henry Goehring born 24 Jul 1817
iii.George Goehring born 12 Oct 1818
iv.Catharine Goehring born 25 Dec 1820
v.Caroline Goehring born 10 Jan 1823
vi.Elizabeth (Eliza) Goehring born 9 Nov 1824
vii.Charles Goehring born 16 Mar 1827
viii.Charlotte Goehring born 25 Jun 1828
ix.William G. Goehring born 14 Sep 1830
x.Lewis Henry Goehring born 2 Apr 1832
xi.John Goehring born 28 Jul 1833
xii.Elias Goehring born 3 Feb 1835
xiii.Gellert Goehring born 30 Jan 18391 
Name Variation   Charles Golding2 
Name Variation   Carl Goehring1 
Marriage*   Principal=Margaret Firestone1 
Birth* 1 September 1781  Keskastel, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France1 
Census 1820  1820 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Cranberry Township, Series: M33, Roll: 98, Page: 169
19, Gohring, Charles, 200010-01000-1-00003 
Census* 1840  1840 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Cranberry Township, Series: M704, Roll: 448, Page: 64
Geering, Charles, Line 24, 1410100100000-0012001000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-12-0200000-0-0-000-000-00-00-0000000004 
Death* 25 April 1857  Cranberry Twp, Butler Co., PA1 
Burial* after 25 April 1857  Zelienople Cemetery, Zelienople Borough, Butler Co., PA, Transcription: Charles Goehring Died Apr. 25, 1857, Aged 75 years, 7 months and 20 days1,5 
Biography* 1874  CHARLES GOEHRING, third son of William Henry GOEHRING, was born near the city of Strasburg, Germany, in 1782, and came with his parents to Butler county. He purchased a farm adjoining his father's, in Cranberry township, consisting of 200 acres, and, subsequently, was the owner of about 750 acres of farm lands in Cranberry, Muddy Creek and Worth townships, and was one of the most extensive farmers of his time. His death occurred in Cranberry township, April 25, 1857, dying upon the farm which he first settled. Mr. GOEHRING was twice married, his first wife being Margaret FIRESTONE, who bore him one daughter, Margaret, who married Elias SEAMAN, after whose death she became the wife of George GIESS, and now resides at Zelienople. His second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of George HARTZELL, who survived him many years, and died in 1875. To this union were born the following children: Henry, and George, [p. 1168] both deceased; Catherine, who married Charles BONZO; Caroline, wife of George RANSCHER; Eliza, who married Adam PFEIFER; Charles, deceased; Charlotte, wife of Theophilus FOMBELL; William; Lewis; John; Elias, and Gellert. Mr. GOEHRING was first a Whig, and later a Republican. In religion, he was a Lutheran, and filled the office of elder in that church for many years.6 

Last Edited 3 May 2016

  1. [S886] e-mail address, George Young 1836-1910 in "Goehring Genealogy," listserve message 06 Sep 1999,
  2. [S658] Firestone Family of Frederick Co. MD (1993), George Ely Russell.
  3. [S279] 1820 U.S. Federal Census , 1820 Federal Census.
  4. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online
  6. [S887] PA, Butler Co. History 1895online, CHAPTER LXXIII
    Zelienople, Harmony and Evans City Boroughs; Jackson, Forward, Adams, Cranberry, Connoquenessing and Lancaster Townships

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