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1. Conrad Deffenbaugh, GGGG Grandfather, 19730, M. Born in 1749 in Germany. Conrad died in Fayette Co., PA, on 7 Jan 1812; he was 63. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Ancestry.com. Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2003. Original data: edit: John W. Jordan and James Hadden. Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Volumes I-II. New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.

 

This is a good old German family planted in Fayette county by Conrad Deffenbaugh, a native of Germany . After his emigration he settled in Eastern Pennsylvania , later coming to Fayette county , where he married Margaret Riffle . They settled on new land and endured all the dangers and privations of the pioneer. They had a family of seven children.

 

2.  Estate

Diffenbaugh, Conrad, German Twp. dated 1-3-1812

p. 522 prob. 2-1-1812

wife Magdalen

 sons George, Conrad, Jacob, Daniel, Solomon, Anthony

 granddaughter Catherine Deffenbaugh, dau. of Conrad

 daughters Barbery, Magdalen, Catherine

 executors sons Jacob and Daniel -

 witnesses George Riffel, Peter Ellenberger, Anthony Difenbaugh

 

3.  Is this our Conrad?

"Pennsylvania German Pioneers" by Strassburger on page 696

A Conrat Dieffenbacher came on ship, Richmond from Rotterdam to Philadelphia on 27 Oct. 1764 (Our Conrad would have been 15 so it is possible.). 

 

4.  THE CONRAD DEFFENBAUGH FAMILY

by  Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh [23 Nov 1905-27 Sept 1993] Quoted by Ralph Emerson Deffenbaugh

  "The Conrad Deffenbaugh (Tevebaugh, Tiefenbach, Diefenbach) (1749-Jan 1812) Family, German township, Fayette Co, Pa. Spouse, Mary Magdalene Riffle (1755-22 Oct 1832). Nine children-six boys and three girls were born to them. Conrad Deffenbaugh, a native of Germany, along with his brother, Wilhelm (William) came to America sometime in the 1760's. Since there is no record of their landing at the port of Philadelphia, certain circumstances prevailing at that time lead me to believe that they must have disembarked at Baltimore or one of the other Maryland ports. Records show that other Deffenbaughs were living in Baltimore at the time who might have been kinfolk. There is a record of a Conrad Deffenbaugh taking communion at the Lutheran church in Frederick, MD in 1767. We know they were Lutherans but have no proof of their place of origin in Germany. (Baden has been mentioned.)

 

  William Deffenbaugh, the brother, was reported to have settled somewhere in western Maryland at that time. All attempts to locate information about him or any of his descendants have been unsuccessful to this time. (1975)

 

  Since Conrad came to German township, where a number of German immigrants had previously settled, it seems reasonable for us to assume that he followed the old National Trail to reach his destination. He eventually settled on a farm about 2? miles east, northeast of Fort Mason (Masontown), formerly named Germantown. The time of his arrival in this locality has never been established, or when he met and married Mary Magdalene Riffle. We do know that their first child, Conrad, Jr., was born in 1773. (Fischer's Jacob's Lutheran Baptismal records show John, born 1793, as the first of Conrad's children to be baptised in German twp.)

 

  All of Conrad's family stayed with the Lutheran Church except his second son, Jacob, who went with the Reformed group. He donated a portion of one of his farms for a church building and cemetery, which today is the McClellandtown United Presbyterian Church and Church Hill Cemetery. He, his wife and several of his children are buried there. Conrad, his wife, and many of his descendants are buried in the Jacob's Lutheran Church cemetery.

 

  In 1785, Conrad applied to the state of Pennsylvania (possibly Virginia) for a land grant. He received it in 1787 for the price of 5 pounds English which was equal to $29.60. It consisted of 145+ acres and the deed stipulated that the grant was legal provided that it did not encroach on Indian treaty lands. It was known as "Conrad's Fancy."  The farm, or plantation, passed from Conrad to his wife, Mary Magdalene, in 1812. Her son, Anthony, bought out his brothers' and sisters' interests between the years 1817 and 1830. When Anthony died in 1843, the farm reverted to his wife, Susanna. Her son, George, took it over at her death in 1884 and farmed it until May 26, 1913, when he sold it to his brother, Christian Deffenbaugh for $1.00 with the provision that he (George) be given a home and be cared for as long as he lived. His end came on March 8, 1916. Christian farmed it until his death on December 18, 1922. To settle the estate, it was sold out of the family in 1923 to a coal mining company. The land was strip mined and all the buildings were destroyed. The house and barn had been located approximately 200 yards east of the township road now known as T-370, which connects the Masontown-Leckrone road (PA 3013) to the Masontown-Woodside road (PA 3010) at the Mennonite Church. A high voltage power line passes over the building site.

 

  The Conrad Deffenbaugh family consisted of nine children, listed in order of their birth. A) Conrad, Jr (1773-1805); B) Jacob (1776-Dec 10, 1854); C) Catherine (1780-1866); D) Solomon (1785-1869); E) Daniel (1786-March 13, 1867); F) Anthony, (Feb 16, 1789-Oct 2, 1843); G) Barbara (July 1, 1792-March 15, 1827); H) (John) George (Dec 24, 1793-Dec 8, 1872); I) Magdalene (Jan 14, 1796-?) (possibly died in Texas)."

 

5.  Marie Rider - marider111@hotmail.com  2004

 

In ~1772 when Conrad was 23, he married Mary Magdalene Riffle, GGGG Grandmother, 19731, F, in Fayette Co., PA. Born on 22 Sep 1755 in Fayette Co., PA. Mary Magdalene died in Fayette Co., PA, on 12 Oct 1832; she was 77. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  AkA:  Margaret

 

2.  OneWorldTree lists birth in Whitehall, Lehigh, PA

 

3.  OneWorldTree lists a son Johan Georg  born 20 Apr 1783.

 

4.  R. L. Riffle - March 21, 1999 at 15:02:09

I have a Jacob in my line that would have been born around 1720. He patented land in Fayette Co., PA. just above the Mason Dixon Line. This part of Fayette Co., was claimed by three states: Pa, Manoghalia, VA and West Agusta, Maryland. He had an early Fort where early courts were held. This fort is mentioned in various histories. However the court records burned in the 1790s fire at the courthouse in Monongalia Co.,((now West Virginia)).

Jacob doesn't appear to be buried at St.Jacob's Lutheran Church which has the early burials. His Son George was born 13 May 1754 and married Elizabeth Waltzer/Walser. Jacob also appears to have had children named: Nicholas b. 1752, Mary Magdalene, Matthias, and a daughter said to be the d/o of Andrew M. & Abigail Riffle, however, This child, Elizabeth Riffle/Rifel was most likely Jacob's daughter. She died the winter of 1765-66.

Several of my ancestors children, children of George Rifel, Sr. moved to WVA to claim lands George was awarded for service in the Revolutionary War. Many early letters have survived which state this. Also, some members went west and are also recorded in these letters.

Jacob Sr. seems to have moved out of Pa. There are many deeds and several state that he sold his land to his son Nicholas who is buried at the Lutheran Church. Elizabeth, George, Mary Magdalene and Nicholas are buried at St. Jacob's Lutheran Church.

 

They had the following children:

          2            i.          Conrad, 19732, M (1773-1805)

          3           ii.          Jacob, 19733, M (1776-1854)

          4          iii.          Catherine, 19734, F (1780-1866)

          5          iv.          Solomon, 19735, M (1785-1869)

          6           v.          Daniel, 20482, M (1786-1867)

          7          vi.          Anthony, 19728, M (1789-1843)

          8         vii.          Barbary Rebecca, 19736, F (1792-1827)

          9        viii.          George, 19737, M (1793-1872)

        10          ix.          Magdalene, 19738, F (1796-)

 


 

Second Generation

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2. Conrad Deffenbaugh (Conrad1), GGGG Uncle, 19732, M. Born in 1773 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Conrad died in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA, in 1805; he was 32. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Any Connection?

Conrad Deffenbaugh (also spelled Diefenbach in same document) arrived from Germany and filed Petition first on 12 Feb 1856 in Westmorland Co., PA and then again 15 Sept 15 1863 in Cambria Co,PA.

 

2.  Christie Jeppson - hermanajeppson@yahoo.com

 

3.  Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh [23 Nov 1905-27 Sept 1993]

 

Conrad married Susannah, 19920, F.

 

They had the following children:

        11            i.          Elizabeth, 19921, F (1804-)

        12           ii.          Catherine, 19922, F (1806-)

 

3. Jacob Deffenbaugh (Conrad1), GGGG Uncle, 19733, M. Born in ~1776 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Jacob died in McClellandtown, Fayette Co., PA, on 10 Dec 1854; he was 78. Buried in McClelland Presbyterian Church, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  “Big Jake”

 

2.  Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History

Jacob , son of Conrad and Margaret (Riffle) Deffenbaugh , was born in Fayette county in 1776 . He learned the blacksmith's trade and was one of the most expert iron workers in the county. He made axles, chains, and other needed articles, shipping to river points. He prospered and owned three farms of one hundred acres each. He was a Whig in politics, and a Presbyterian in religion. He died 1854 . He married Eva Everly , who bore him eleven children.

 

3.  Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh [23 Nov 1905-27 Sept 1993] via Debbie Harris

  "Jacob must have been a big man for he was often referred to as "Big Jake." During church services, he was always one of the most trusted scouts to warn of danger when the Indians were on the prowl. He was a skilled blacksmith and craftsman in making iron products such as axles, chains, farm tools, wheel rims, etc. His products were of the highest quality and much of them were shipped down the Monongahela River for sale in the Pittsburgh area. His skill and excellent workmanship led to much financial success as was proven by his ownership of three separate farms at the same time. It was from his farm near McClellandtown that the area for the Presbyterian Church and cemetery was obtained. He was the last active member of the Reformed group's Council at the time it separated from the Lutherans. He was the one who signed the papers that relinquished the Reformed group's claim to the land donated by the Franks family for a "meeting house" and school. Jacob was appointed to a Fayette County committee of four to work with representatives from all the other counties of the state to speak out to the people of Pennsylvania extolling the virtues of the American way of carrying on business without the interference of England. [Taken from the Uniontown paper of May 5, 1827]  The record reveals that he was a capable leader and a concerned citizen. The parents of Jacob's wife, Nicholas and Dorothy Everly, lived on an adjoining farm east of "Conrad's Fancy."  The other Everly children were:  Elizabeth, married to Nicholas Poundstone; Catherine, married to Michael Baker; Margaret, married to Joseph Yeager; Barbara, married to Joseph Bowers; Christine, married to Phillip Mason; Mary, married to Nicholas Mason; and a son Jacob."

 

In ~1800 when Jacob was 24, he married Eva Everly, 19923, F, daughter of Johann Nicolas Everly, 20560, M (12 Apr 1744-6 Dec 1825) & Marie Thorothera Mohr, 20561, F (1755-10 Apr 1826), in Fayette Co., PA. Born on 7 Jun 1780 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Eva died on 20 Mar 1870; she was 89. Buried in McClelland Presbyterian Church, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Richard W. parsons - ricksgenes@mouthfulofmoonlight.com

Father: Johann Nicholas EVERLY b: 12 Apr 1744 in , , , Germany

Mother: Marie Thorothera "Dority" MOHR b: 1755

 

They had the following children:

        13            i.          John George, 20544, M (1801-)

        14           ii.          Joseph, 20545, M (1803-1868)

        15          iii.          William George, 20546, M (1804-1877)

        16          iv.          Jacob, 20198, M (1806-1886)

        17           v.          John E, 20547, M (1806-1886)

        18          vi.          Magdalene, 20548, F (1808-)

        19         vii.          Conrad J, 20549, M (1810-1903)

        20        viii.          Barbara, 20550, F (1813-)

        21          ix.          Nicholas, 20207, M (1816-1888)

        22           x.          Catherine, 20551, F (1817-1863)

        23          xi.          Elizabeth, 20552, F (1819-1900)

        24         xii.          Anna Marie, 20553, F (1827-)

 

4. Catherine Deffenbaugh (Conrad1), GGGG Aunt, 19734, F. Born on 19 Aug 1780 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Catherine died in 1866; she was 85.

 

1.  Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh [23 Nov 1905-27 Sept 1993]

 1808, they settled on a farm in Dunkard Township, Greene County, PA, near the village of Rosedale which lies very near the West Virginia border."

 

2.  Is she the Catherine Deffenbaugh who married Christian Reppert and had son John Christian 26 Aug 1803?  Yes per Jane McCann and Jamie Danker  Apr 2006

 

On 14 Sep 1802 when Catherine was 22, she married Johann Christian Reppert, 22168, M, in PA. Born on 10 Nov 1774 in Karlsbrunn, Germany. Johann Christian died in Greene Co., PA, in 1851; he was 76.

 

1.  Immigrated to US about 1792 per Jamie Danker - jdanker@joimail.com

 

2.  Keely Deuschie - keelyde@bellsouth.net

Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, originally published in 1912 (pages 861-862).

 

They had the following children:

        25            i.          John Christian, 22169, M (1803-1888)

        26           ii.          George, 22170, M (1806-)

        27          iii.          Catherine Margaret, 22171, M (1808-)

        28          iv.          Solomon, 22172, F (1810-1891)

        29           v.          Minerva Sophia, 22173, F (1814-1899)

        30          vi.          Lewis, 22174, M (1817-)

        31         vii.          Louisa Wilhelmina, 22175, F (1819-1890)

        32        viii.          Alfred Crawford, 22176, M (1822-1905)

        33          ix.          Benjamin Franklin, 22177, M (1828-1890)

 

5. Solomon Deffenbaugh (Conrad1), GGGG Uncle, 19735, M. Born on 6 Jan 1785 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Solomon died in 1869; he was 83.

 

1.  Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh [23 Nov 1905-27 Sept 1993]

  "Solomon Deffenbaugh left the old homestead in 1808 for Ohio country. A history of Muskingum County, Ohio, published in 1882, states; "On April 3, 1808, a solitary horseman from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, arrived in Zanestown. The stranger was Solomon Deffenbaugh, son of Conrad Deffenbaugh. He made shoes and died on his farm near Zanesville in 1869 in the 84th year of his age."  The farm was about 3 miles southeast of the city. Solomon was an organizer and trustee in the formation of the St. John's English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zanesville." Along with trustee, George Clapper, they purchased land from the John McIntire estate for the "Peace Church" for $280 - the present location of the Immanuel United Church of Christ. (See The Times Recorder, Dec 7, 1978, for the 160th year celebration)

 

2.  U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Record

Name:  Solomon Deffenbaugh

Gender:  male

Birth Year:  1785

Spouse Name:  Margaret Twaddle

Spouse

Birth Place:  PA

Spouse Birth Year:  1791

Marriage State:  of OH

Number Pages:  1

 

3.  Zanesville Daily Courier, Zanesville, Ohio, 5 March 1878

Early History of Zanesville by E. H. O.

Michael Sockman owned a farm two and one half miles north east of Zanesville, where he pastured his cattle which he purchased for the market. His father and mother lived on it. Here on this farm his mother died, and his father removed to Wheeling.  He afterward traded the farm to Solomon Deffenbaugh, for a house and lot in Zanesville.

 

4.  1860 United States Federal Census

Year: 1860; Census Place: Wayne, Muskingum, Ohio; Roll: M653_1018; Page: 282; Image:

Name:   Solomon Deffenbaugh

Age in 1860:  75

Birth Year:  abt 1785

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Home in 1860:  Wayne, Muskingum, Ohio

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Post Office:  Zanesville

Value of real estate:  View image

Household Members: 

Name  Age

Solomon Deffenbaugh  75

Margaret Deffenbaugh  70

Mary Deffenbaugh  41

Martha Deffenbaugh  30

Eliza Harris

 

Living next door (#80) is another Deffenbaugh family consisting of a male head of household age 33, Nancy 24, Sarah 3 and Solomon 1.

 

On 29 Apr 1809 when Solomon was 24, he married Margaret Twaddle, 21985, F, in OH. Born in 1791 in Fayette Co., PA. Margaret died in Zanesville, OH, on 18 Apr 1872; she was 81.

 

1.  kuzzuns@gmail.com   2006

Father: Alexander TWADDLE b: ABT 1745 in , Donegal, Ireland

 

They had one child:

        34            i.          Christian, 21986, M (1811-1885)

 

6. Daniel Deffenbaugh (Conrad1), GGGG Uncle, 20482, M. Born on 12 Jun 1786 in Fayette Co., PA. Daniel died on 13 Mar 1867; he was 80.

 

1.   "Daniel, in his early life was trained as a blacksmith and worked for his brother, Jacob".

 

7. Anthony Deffenbaugh (Conrad1), GGG Grandfather, 19728, M. Born on 16 Feb 1789 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Anthony died in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA, on 2 Oct 1843; he was 54. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1. Ancestry.com. Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2003. Original data: edit: John W. Jordan and James Hadden. Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Volumes I-II. New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.

 

Anthony Deffenbaugh , son of Conrad Deffenbaugh (q. v.), was born about 1790 , in German township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania , where he died. He always followed the farmer's occupation, living a simple, peaceful and contented life. He married Susan Bowman . Children: John ; Henry , of whom further; George Christopher ; Solomon ; Maria,married John Johnson .

 

2. 1840 Census

Name:      Anthony Deffenbaugh

Township:     German

County:     Fayette

State:     Pennsylvania

Roll:     460

Page:     306

 

 

 

3.  Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh [23 Nov 1905-27 Sept 1993]

  "Anthony bought his sisters' and brothers' shares in the plantation, "Conrad's Fancy," during the period between 1817 and 1830 for the sum of $150 each, except John George, who received $400 because his father did not live long enough to teach him a trade as he had done for the other boys. He stayed on at the plantation until 1817 when he and his wife moved to Perry County, Ohio, where he purchased a farm east of Glenford. The farm was sold out of the family in the early 1920's and was about 400 acres in size. "Since the Elder Conrad died in 1812 his wife outlived him until 1832--about 20 years--it was the responsibility of Anthony to care for his mother as long as she lived. Releases for their interest in the plantation were signed by each  of Anthony's brothers and sisters. There is no record showing that the children of Conrad, Jr. or the children of Barbara Rider received any share from Anthony."

 

4.  Photo of tombstone as of June 2005

 

5.   Family Data Collection - Individual Records 

Online - Ancestry.com

Name:      Anthony Deffenbaugh

Parents:     Conrod   Deffenbaugh ,     Magdelen

Birth Place:     Fayette Co, Germantown, PA

Birth Date:     1789

Death Place:     Germantown, Fayette Co, PA

Death Date:     20 October 1843

 

Anthony married Susannah Bowman, GGG Grandmother, 19729, F, daughter of Henry Bowman, 19739, M (-bef 17 Apr 1832) & Catherine, 21190, F. Born on 16 Aug 1801 in PA. Susannah died in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA, on 30 Mar 1886; she was 84. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Photo of tombstone as of June 2005.

 

They had the following children:

        35            i.          John Witmer, 19743, M (1821-1893)

        36           ii.          Henry Bowman, 19744, M (1823-1901)

        37          iii.          Anna Katherine, 19745, F (1826-1830)

        38          iv.          Solomon Riffel, 19746, M (1829-1859)

        39           v.          George Reppert, 19747, M (1831-1916)

        40          vi.          Maria, 19724, F (1834-1914)

        41         vii.          Conrad, 19748, M (1836-1927)

        42        viii.          Christian, 21949, M (1839-1922)

 

8. Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh (Conrad1), GGGG Aunt, 19736, F. Born on 1 Jul 1792 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Barbary Rebecca died in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA, on 15 Mar 1827; she was 34. Buried in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Born on 1 Jul 1792 in PA. Barbary Rebecca died in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA, on 1 Mar 1827; she was 34.

 

1.  AKA Barbara

 

2.  Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh [23 Nov 1905-27 Sept 1993]

 

On 27 Oct 1817 when Barbary Rebecca was 25, she married Michael Rider, 20107, M, in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Born on 24 Oct 1795 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Michael died in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA, on 26 May 1876; he was 80. Buried in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Born on 24 Oct 1795 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Michael died in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 26 May 1876; he was 80.

 

1.   Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History

The Rider family came to Fayette county prior to 1838 , as a deed yet extant shows that Michael Rider , in September, 1838 , bought one hundred and thirty acres of land in German township , and had then been in the county several years. He lived on his purchase and made it his home until his death at the age of eighty-four years. He was of German descent, and a devout member of the Lutheran church. He married (first) Rebecca Deffenbaugh , and (second) Sarah Murray , Children of first wife, all deceased: 1. John , married a Miss Franks and lived in German township . 2. Christian , moved to Iowa . 3. Van , moved to Iowa . 4. Margaret , married a Mr. Evans and moved to West Virginia . Children of second marriage. 5. Hannah , married John Huhn and lived in German township , where she survives him. 6. Isaac , of whom further. 7. Jacob , married Euphemia Dusenberry and lived in German township , where both died. 8. Mary , now living in German township , unmarried. 9. Nancy , married Samuel Fast , both now living in Nicholson township . 10. Sarah , married Miles Johnson , who survives her, a resident of German township .

 

2.  Geoff Crimmins - 2002 - gerimmins@yahoo.com

Parents may be:

Father: Christopher (Stophel Rynor) (Rider) REITER

Mother: Mary

 

1.  Marie Rider - marider111@hotmail.com

 

They had the following children:

        43            i.          Maria Magdalena, 939, F (1818-)

        44           ii.          John Deffenbaugh, 19909, M (1819-1904)

        45          iii.          Catherine “Katie”, 3557, F (1821-)

        46          iv.          Christopher, 4137, M (1823-1858)

        47           v.          Margaret, 4140, F (1825-)

 

9. George Deffenbaugh (Conrad1), GGGG Uncle, 19737, M. Born on 24 Dec 1793 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. George died on 8 Dec 1872; he was 78.

 

1.  Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh [23 Nov 1905-27 Sept 1993]

 "[John] George Deffenbaugh was Conrad's youngest son and as mentioned before, only 18 at his fathers death and without a trade, was by his father's will granted $200 more than the others and two horses with harness and gear and farm equipment. He was given the responsibility of caring for the farm and his mother to qualify for the extra bequest. His total share moneywise was $400".

 

10. Magdalene Deffenbaugh (Conrad1), GGGG Aunt, 19738, F. Born on 14 Jan 1796 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh [23 Nov 1905-27 Sept 1993]

 "Magdalene, Conrad's youngest child, married a George Fox as his second wife.  They had two sons that were baptized in the Jacob's Lutheran Church. They moved to parts unknown. A Deffenbaugh girl born in the 1880's in Ohio recalls her parents referring to "Texas Mag," so it is believed that she moved to Texas.

 


 

Third Generation

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11. Elizabeth Deffenbaugh (Conrad2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 19921, F. Born on 11 Nov 1804 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA.

 

12. Catherine Deffenbaugh (Conrad2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 19922, F. Born in 1806 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA.

 

13. John George Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20544, M. Born on 15 Feb 1801 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA.

 

14. Joseph Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20545, M. Born on 30 Aug 1803 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Joseph died in Fayette Co. PA, on 19 Apr 1868; he was 64. Buried in Leckey Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Name:      Joseph Deffenbaugh

Age in 1860:     58

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Home in 1860:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Gender:     Male

Post Office:     McClellandtown

Roll:     M653_1109

Page:     392

Year:     1860

Head of Household:  Joseph Deffenbaugh   German, Fayette, PA   58   1801   Pennsylvania   Male     

Elizabeth Deffenbaugh  German, Fayette, PA  23  1836  Pennsylvania  Female  

Jacob Deffenbaugh  German, Fayette, PA  18  1841  Pennsylvania  Male  

Albert Deffenbaugh  German, Fayette, PA  16  1843  Pennsylvania  Male

 

Joseph married Nancy Blackwell, 20554, F. Born on 18 Mar 1810. Nancy died in Fayette Co. PA, on 20 Jun 1846; she was 36. Buried in Leckey Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Most entries at WorldConnect show surname as Black.

 

2.   Richard Parsons - ricksgenes

Child

   8. Hannah Leona Marie DEFFENBAUGH b: 1850 in , Fayette County, Pennsylvania,

 

They had the following children:

        48            i.          Mary, 20563, F (1830-)

        49           ii.          Sarah, 20564, F (1832-)

        50          iii.          Martha, 20565, F (1834-)

        51          iv.          Elizabeth, 20566, F (1836-)

        52           v.          Jacob, 20567, M (1842-)

        53          vi.          Albert, 20568, M (1844-)

        54         vii.          Harriet, 20569, F (1846-)

 

15. William George Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20546, M. Born in 1804 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. William George died in Oct 1877; he was 73.

 

1.  Kelley, Gwendolyn Dunlevy. A Genealogical History of the Dunlevy Family. The Evans Printing Company. Columbus, Ohio. 1901.  Page 104

 

William George married Lucinda Rabb, 20555, F. Born on 16 Mar 1804.

 

1.  Also seen as Raub, Robb

 

They had the following children:

        55            i.          Jacob, 20570, M (1829-)

        56           ii.          Catherine, 20571, F (1832-)

        57          iii.          Mary Ann, 20572, F (1835-)

 

16. Jacob Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20198, M. Born on 26 Oct 1806 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Jacob died on 25 Oct 1886; he was 79. Buried in Old Frame - Oak Hill Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History

Jacob (2), son Jacob and Eva (Everly) Deffenbaugh , was born in German township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania , October 26, 1806 , died October 25, 1886 . He followed farming all his life, moving to Nicholas township in 1833 and purchasing a farm of two hundred acres, conducting general farming and stock raising. In politics he was a Republican, and a Presbyterian in religion, holding the office of elder in that church throughout his entire mature life.

 

He married, September 5, 1833 , Sarah Hertzog , born in Springhill township , August 22, 1809 , died March 19, 1859 . Children: 1. Mary L. , born January 26, 1835 , died November 17, 1896 . 2. Sarah Jane , born March 12, 1837 , died November 21, 1849 . 3. Louisa , born April 10, 1839 , died August 18, 1840 . 4. John , born May 30, 1841 , died March 11, 1844 . 5. William H. , of whom further. 6. Margaret , born July 22, 1846 , died November 11, 1849

 

2.  1850 Nicholdson Twp., Fayette Co., PA

29 Jul 1850, dwelling 164, Family 164

 

On 5 Sep 1833 when Jacob was 26, he married Sarah Hertzog, 20199, F, in PA. Born on 22 Aug 1809 in Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Sarah died on 19 Mar 1859; she was 49. Buried in Old Frame - Oak Hill Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

They had the following children:

        58            i.          Mary L, 20200, F (1835-1896)

        59           ii.          Sarah Jane, 20201, F (1837-1849)

        60          iii.          Louisa, 20202, F (1839-1840)

        61          iv.          John, 20203, M (1841-1844)

        62           v.          William H, 20204, M (1843-1920)

        63          vi.          Margaret, 20205, F (1846-1849)

        64         vii.          George, 20206, M (1850-)

 

17. John E Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20547, M. Born on 26 Oct 1806 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. John E died in Sugar Creek Twp., Putnam Co., OH, on 14 Jan 1886; he was 79. Buried in Ottawa River Church Cem., Sugar Creek Twp., Putnam Co., OH.

 

On 24 Jun 1829 when John E was 22, he first married Anna Parshall, 22167, F, in Fayette Co., PA. Born on 22 May 1811 in Fayette Co., PA. Anna died in Putnam Co., OH, on 17 Mar 1875; she was 63.

 

1. Nancy DEFFENBAUGH b: 26 May 1831 in Putnam, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA

   2. Jacob DEFFENBAUGH b: 2 Aug 1833 in , Fairfield County, Ohio, USA

   3. William DEFFENBAUGH b: 19 Nov 1835 in , Putnam County, Ohio, USA

   4. Joseph DEFFENBAUGH b: 22 Oct 1837 in , Putnam County, Ohio, USA

   5. Albert Gallatin DEFFENBAUGH b: 2 Feb 1840 in , Putnam County, Ohio, USA

   6. Amanda A. DEFFENBAUGH b: 2 Apr 1842 in , Putnam County, Ohio, USA

   7. Lewis M. DEFFENBAUGH b: 27 Nov 1844 in , Putnam County, Ohio, USA

   8. Emily Jane DEFFENBAUGH b: 10 Jun 1847 in , Putnam County, Ohio, USA

   9.  John H. DEFFENBAUGH b: 11 Dec 1849 in , Putnam County, Ohio, USA

 

In May 1879 when John E was 72, he second married Mary A Strouder, 22166, F, in OH. Born in 1818.

 

1.  Information on this family:

Richard W. Parsons - ricksgenes@mouthfulof moonlight.com

 

18. Magdalene Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20548, F. Born on 28 Mar 1808 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA.

 

19. Conrad J Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20549, M. Born on 26 Sep 1810 in McClelland , German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Conrad J died in McClelland , German Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 17 Feb 1903; he was 92. Buried on 19 Feb 1903 in McClelland Presbyterian Church, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1. 1850 Federal Census

Year: 1850; Census Place: Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_779; Page: 110; Image: 221.

 Name:      Conrad Deffenbaugh

Age:     39

Estimated birth year:     abt 1811

Birth place:     Pennsylvania

Gender:     Male

Home in 1850

(City,County,State):     Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Page:     110

Roll:     M432_779

Listed is a female:  Jane age 30 and an Elizabeth Monroe age 17

 

1870 Federal Census

Year: 1870; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1342; Page: 177; Image: 356.

Name:      Conrad Deffenbaugh

Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1811

Age in 1870:     59

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Home in 1870:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Gender:     Male

Post Office:     Masontown

Roll:     M593_1342

Page:     177

Image:     356

Year:     1870

Listed with Jane a male M.H., age 14

 

On 18 Jun 1835 when Conrad J was 24, he first married Lydia Hertzog, 20573, F, in Fayette Co. PA. Born on 23 Apr 1814. Lydia died in Fayette Co. PA, on 9 Feb 1836; she was 21. Buried in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cem., Smithfield, Fayette Co., PA.

 

On 23 Sep 1841 when Conrad J was 30, he second married Jane Kendall, 20574, F, daughter of Jeremiah Kendall, 20655, M & Sarah Phillips, 20656, F (-~1877), in Fayette Co. PA. Born on 18 May 1820. Jane died in Fayette Co. PA, on 27 Oct 1888; she was 68. Buried in McClelland Presbyterian Church, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Will of Sara Kendall March 14th 1877

...First: I direct that all my bank stock, bonds and notes, or the proceeds of the same be divided into five equal parts and that my five children, viz Isaac, Jane, Rhoda and Malinda each shall have one share and I bequeath the other share thereof to my son Isaac in mist to invest the same and to use the interest thereof in procuring clothes for my son John during his natural life and if all said interest be not  so used or needed then to invest also the surplus from, time to time.  And when the decease of my said son John then the said share with added surplus, if any, to be paid over to the children aforesaid John who may be then living and to the children of any of his children who may then be deceased such children to king their deceased parents share and in case there are no such children or children’s children then living then said share and added surplus, if any to be paid over to my five children first named or their legal representatives, I bequeath to my daughter Jane Deffenbaugh my large copper bolu, my circular table, I bequeath to my daughter  Malinda Dawson one set of silver tea spoons also the bed in the room that I now occupy at Conrad Deffenbaugh.  This includes the bedstead also, the trumnel bed in the same room with all the clothes belonging to it.  Also all the carpet in the same room, and my large dining table now  at John Kendall’s.    All the goods that I have in the house where John  lives not disposed of I give to my three daughters to divide as they think proper, the goods consisting of clothing, dishes, carpeting, etc.  I bequeath to my son Isaac my secretary during his natural life, and at his death my son John,  if living, to have it; but if John should not be living then it is my will that the oldest son then living shall have it of John.  ..... In writing where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 14th day of March 1877. And Lastly I appoint my son Isaac Kendall  executor of this my last will and testament

 

Sarah Kendall

 

They had the following children:

        65            i.          William, 20575, M (1843-1844)

        66           ii.          Anna E, 20576, F (1846-1850)

        67          iii.          M. Hughes, 20577, M (1855-1926)

 

20. Barbara Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20550, F. Born on 13 Mar 1813 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Barbara died in Grand Rapids, MI.

 

1.  Living with sister Elizabeth in 1870 census.  German Twp., Fayette Co., PA

 

2.  Several WorldConnect databases show  death in Grand Rapids, MI which I have included.  Have NOT verified this information  Apr 2006

 

21. Nicholas Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20207, M. Born in May 1816. Nicholas died on 26 Mar 1888; he was 71.

 

1. Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History

Nicolas Deffenbaugh , son of Jacob (q. v.) and Eva (Everly) Deffenbaugh , was born in German township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania , in May, 1816 , died March 26, 1888 . He obtained his education in the public schools and then occupied himself on the home farm, leaving that to conduct his own. He raised much fine cattle, growing their feed on the farm. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a Republican in politics, holding the offices of school director and clerk of the board. He married, April 25, 1844 , Henrietta , daughter of Thomas and Sarah Shroyer . Children: 1. Henderson S. , of whom further. 2. John M. , born 1850 , lives at Seattle, Washington . 3. Thomas J. , lives in Indiana . 4. Marietta , married Morgan Wilson and lives in German township . Her mother makes her home here.

 

On 25 Apr 1844 when Nicholas was 27, he married Henrietta Shroyer, 20208, F, in Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Daughter of Thomas and Sarah Shroyer

 

They had one child:

        68            i.          Henderson, 20209, M (1845-)

 

22. Catherine Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20551, F. Born on 30 May 1817 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Catherine died in Fayette Co., PA, in 1863; she was 45. Buried in Church Hill Cem., McClellandtown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

23. Elizabeth Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20552, F. Born on 29 May 1819 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Elizabeth died on 17 Apr 1900; she was 80.

 

1.  Name:      Elizabeth Coffman

Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1819

Age in 1870:     51

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Home in 1870:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Gender:     Female

Post Office:     Masontown

Roll:     M593_1342

Page:     177

Image:     356

Year:     1870

Has Mother-in-law Mary living with her as well as her sister.

 

On 20 Oct 1846 when Elizabeth was 27, she married John Coffman, 20562, M.

 

1.  dishangel - updated Family Tree For Weaver/Sanders - 11/2003

 

2.  Does not appear with family in 1870 census.  His mother living with his wife.

 

24. Anna Marie Deffenbaugh (Jacob2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 20553, F. Born on 11 Oct 1827 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA.

 

25. John Christian Reppert (Catherine Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 22169, M. Born in 1803. John Christian died in 1888; he was 85.

 

26. George Reppert (Catherine Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 22170, M. Born in 1806.

 

27. Catherine Margaret Reppert (Catherine Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 22171, M. Born in 1808.

 

28. Solomon Reppert (Catherine Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 22172, F. Born in 1810. Solomon died in 1891; she was 81.

 

29. Minerva Sophia Reppert (Catherine Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 22173, F. Born in 1814. Minerva Sophia died in 1899; she was 85.

 

30. Lewis Reppert (Catherine Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 22174, M. Born in 1817.

 

31. Louisa Wilhelmina Reppert (Catherine Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 22175, F. Born in 1819. Louisa Wilhelmina died in 1890; she was 71.

 

32. Alfred Crawford Reppert (Catherine Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 22176, M. Born in 1822. Alfred Crawford died in 1905; he was 83.

 

33. Benjamin Franklin Reppert (Catherine Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 22177, M. Born in 1828. Benjamin Franklin died in 1890; he was 62.

 

34. Christian Deffenbaugh (Solomon2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 21986, M. Born in 1811 in OH. Christian died in 1885; he was 74.

 

Christian married Eliza Ann Harris, 21987, F. Born in 1819. Eliza Ann died in 1910; she was 91.

 

They had one child:

        69            i.          Margaret Ann, 21988, F (1842-)

 

35. John Witmer Deffenbaugh (Anthony2, Conrad1), GGG Uncle, 19743, M. Born on 24 Nov 1821 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. John Witmer died in Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 13 Aug 1893/1894; he was 71. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Ill 7 weeks.  Growth in stomach.

 

John Witmer first married Monroe, 20003, F.

 

John Witmer second married Rebecca Bowell, 20004, F. Born in 1833. Rebecca died in Fayette Co. PA, on 21 May 1916; she was 83. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

They had one child:

        70            i.          Sara Jane “Jennie”, 20005, F (1852-1896)

 

36. Henry Bowman Deffenbaugh (Anthony2, Conrad1), GGG Uncle, 19744, M. Born on 24 Nov 1823 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Henry Bowman died in Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 14 May 1901; he was 77. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Henry , second son and child of Anthony and Susan (Bowman) Deffenbaugh , was born

in German township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania , 1824 , died May 14, 1901 . He obtained

a public school education in his native township. With the love of the soil strong in his

blood and with the example of past generations to follow, it is not remarkable that he

should decide to follow farming, beginning as his father's assistant. He later moved to

Waynesburg , remaining there until 1854 , when he purchased a farm in Nicholson township ,

and at his death was considered one of the most successful farmers in the township. He was

a member of the Lutheran church and a Republican in politics. Universal and sincere respect

was his in all circles in which he moved. He was revered as a conscientious and earnest

church worker, an upright and honorable man in business dealings, and loved as a fond,

dutiful, husband and father. He married Margaret Durr , born in Springhill township ,

daughter of Samuel Durr . Children: Maria , lives on the old homestead; Salena , born

December 8, 1853 , died September 1, 1882 ; Sylvanus C. , of whom further.

 

Henry Bowman married Margaret Durr, 19750, F, daughter of Samuel Durr, 19751, M. Born in 1827 in Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Margaret died on 18 Sep 1887; she was 60. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

They had the following children:

        71            i.          Jacob, 20006, M (1845-)

        72           ii.          Maria, 19752, F (1850-1931)

        73          iii.          Salena, 19753, F (1853-1882)

        74          iv.          Sylvanus C, 19754, M (1853-1914)

 

37. Anna Katherine Deffenbaugh (Anthony2, Conrad1), GGG Aunt, 19745, F. Born on 9 Apr 1826 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Anna Katherine died in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 25 Nov 1830; she was 4. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

38. Solomon Riffel Deffenbaugh (Anthony2, Conrad1), GGG Uncle, 19746, M. Born on 3 Apr 1829 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Solomon Riffel died in 1859; he was 29. Buried in Brick Church Cemetery, Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

On 22 Sep 1853 when Solomon Riffel was 24, he married Charlotte Durr, 19999, F, in Fayette Co. PA. Born in 1830. Charlotte died in 1903; she was 73. Buried in Morris Crossroads, Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Marriages as copied from “Genius of Liberty”

Sep. 29, 1853

Deffenbaugh & Durr

On the 22nd inst., by Rev. J. K. Mellhorn, Mr. solomon R. Deffenbaugh of German Township and Charlotte Durr, of Nicholas township. (Should be Nicholson Twp.)

 

They had the following children:

        75            i.          William Henry, 20000, M (1855-)

        76           ii.          Susanna, 20001, F (1857-1919)

 

39. George Reppert Deffenbaugh (Anthony2, Conrad1), GGG Uncle, 19747, M. Born on 3 Nov 1831 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. George Reppert died on 8 Mar 1916; he was 84. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.   George Deffenbaugh found in:

U.S. Atlantic and Great Lakes - Census Index (1880)

    State:  Pennsylvania    

    County:  Fayette    

    Township:  German    

    Relationship to Head:  Self    

    Age:  49    

    Gender:  Male    

    Race:  White    

    Marital Status:  Single    

    Occupation:  Farmer    

    Birthplace:  Pennsylvania    

    Birth Year:  <1831>    

    Mother Birthplace:  PA    

    Father Birthplace:  PA    

    Roll:  T9_1129    

    Page:  227B    

    ED:  41     

Living with George are his mother Susannah, his sister Maria/Mariah and Maria’s sons John and Josiah plus a Bowman/Bauman cousin.

 

1900 United States Federal Census

Year: 1900; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1410; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 29.

Name:  George Deffenbaugh

Home in 1900:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Age:  68

Estimated birth year:  abt 1832

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Relationship to head-of-house:  Brother

 

40. Maria Deffenbaugh (Anthony2, Conrad1), GG Grandmother, 19724, F. Born on 25 Apr 1834 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Maria died in Fayette Co., PA, on 8 Nov 1914; she was 80. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  AKA Mariah

 

2.  1900 and 1910 living with John and Hattie in Fayette Co., PA (Nicholson Twp.)

 

3.  1870 living with brother George in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA along with sons Ira, Josiah and John and her mother Susan.  Jacob J Johnson and family, and another Deffenbaugh family are neighbors.

 

1880 living with brother George in German Twp., Fayette Co. along with two sons John and Josiah and her mother Susan

 

4  Christie Jeppson - hermanajeppson@yahoo.com

Lists as Maria

Dates for birth and death

 

5.Ancestry.com. Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2003. Original data: edit: John W. Jordan and James Hadden. Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Volumes I-II. New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.

 

6.  Mrs. Maria Johnson, widow of John Johnson, died November 8, 1914, 80:6:13, at the home of her son, J. Ellsworth Johnson. She was preceded in death by (sic) her husband of 51 years. She is survived by three sons: J. Newton Johnson of Meadow, Idaho; Ira F. Johnson and J. Ellsworth Johnson of Masontown.

 

Maria Johnsn

Nicholson Twp

Book 18 Pg 318

Will:  18 Jun 1913

Died: 8 Nov 1914

Probate: 12 Nov 1914

(ref: newspaper clipping. It should read "she survived her husband by 51 years." She was married for only seven years.)

 

7.  Vital statistics: Marriages: Some Fayette County Marriages

Extracted from  Fayette Co. Courthouse

Uniontown, PA. 1852-1855

Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Donna Clark

derae@cobweb.net

page 46

John JOHNSTON, son of David & Mary Johnston, a miller, born

and resides in  German Twp.

and

Mariah DIFFENBAUGH, daughter of Anthony & Susannah Diffenbaugh

married 10-5-1856 in Masontown.    A law ceremony performed by

Daniel Miller of Masontown.  Registered 11-25-1856, P.A.Johns.

 

 

8.  Will of Maria Johnson

Be it remembered that I, Maria Johnson of Nicholson Township, Fayette County, Penna., do make this my last will and testament in manner following.  That is to say - I order and direct that all my just debts shall be paid with convenient speed.  I give unto John Ellsworth Johnson, my son all that piece of land containing between five and six acres which I bought of Nicholas Riffle and which adjoins of my son John Ellsworth Johnsons.  This gift to my son John Ellsworth Johnson is in consideration for services rendered by him for me he to have and hold the same forever.  Second I give and bequeath to my son Josiah Newton Johnson and my son John E. Johnson and Ira Fremont Johnsons’ two children viz:--Frank Johnson and Helen Johnson to have the balance of my estate divided as follows:  Josiah Newton one-third and John Ellsworth Johnson one-third and Frank Johnson one sixth and Helen Johnson sone-sixth- I have endeavored to divide my estate as just equitable between my heirs as I think just to me they are all alike.  I appoint Isah Cover the executor of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I the above named testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of June in the year of our Lord nineteen Hundred and thirteen.

                                her

                      Maria X Johnson   (seal)

                               mark

 

Then and there signed, sealed and published by Maria Johnson the Testator as and for her last will in the presence of us who at her rquest in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto set our names as witnesses.        

 

                       Conrad Deffenbaugh

                        Ella M. Coldren

 

Fayette County, SS:  BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the 12 day of Nov. A. D. 1914 before me (Register’s Seal) CHARLES O. SCHROYER, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County, came Conrad Deffenbaugh and Ella M. Coldren subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of Writing, purporting to be the last Will and testament of Maria Johnson, deceased, who being duly sworn, according to law, did each depose and say that they were personally present and saw the said Maria Johnson sign and seal the foregoing Instrument of Writing and heard her declare the same to be her last Will and testament when of sound and disposing mind and memory, to the best of their belief.  That they signed their names as witnesses thereto by request of the said testatrix in her presence, and in presence of each other.  That they know of no undue influence being used in making said Will or any later Will made.

 

Affirmed to and subscribed before me this 12” day of Nov. A. d. 1914 as witness my hand and official seal. 

Chas. O. Schroyer ---REGISTER.             Conrad Deffenbaugh

                                                             Ella M. Coldren

 

Now Nov. 12, 1914 the testimony of the above witnesses being adjudged sufficient, I do hereby admit the foregoing Will to probate and order the same to be recorded as such.  Given under my hand, at Uniontown, the above date.

 

                                                                Chas. O. Schroyer---REGISTER.

 

Same day letters test. to Isah Cover.

 

RECORDED AND COMPARED NOVEMBER 12, 1914---CHAS. O. SCHOYER---REGISTER.

 

9.  She is buried next to Josiah but there is a problem with her tombstone which lists her birth as 1864.  My best guess is that J. Ellsworth, with whom she lived, gave the dates to the person who carved the stone and he gave his wife’s birthdate instead of his mother’s.  Hattie, was in fact, born in April of 1864 which would correspond with the date on the stone.  Maria/Mariah Deffenbaugh Johnson was born 25 Apr 1834.

 

On 5 Oct 1856 when Maria was 22, she married John Keney Johnson, GG Grandfather, 19723, M, son of David Johnson, 19756, M (5 Mar 1785-24 May 1860) & Mary Magdelena Bixler, 19757, F (~1789-~1857), in Masontown, Fayette Co., PA. Born on 19 Jun 1830 in Fayette Co., PA. John Keney died in Masontown, Fayette Co., PA, on 5 Apr 1863; he was 32. Buried in Newcomer Farm, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1850 United States Federal Census. M432, 1009 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

Name:      John Johnson

Age:     20

Estimated birth year:     abt 1830

Birth place:     Pennsylvania

Gender:     Male

Home in 1850

(City,County,State):     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Page:     25

Roll:     M432_779

 

Name:      John Johnson

Age in 1860:     30

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Home in 1860:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Gender:     Male

Post Office:     Masontown

Roll:     M653_1109

Page:     354

Year:     1860

Head of Household:     John Johnson

John Johnson   German, Fayette, PA   30   1829   Pennsylvania   Male    

Maria Johnson  German, Fayette, PA  27  1832  Pennsylvania  Female  

Josiah Johnson  German, Fayette, PA  5  1854  Pennsylvania  Male   

Ira Johnson  German, Fayette, PA  4  1855  Pennsylvania  Male  

Occupation listed as: Distiller

NOTE:  Value of real estate:  $18, 780 and personal property valued at $5,000.  This was an sizeable fortune in 1860.

 

2.  12 Mar 2005 - Cannot find the family or John in the 1870.  It is possible that he died between the 1860 and 1870 census.  1880 has Mariah living with brother George, mother Susan and two sons, Josiah and John.

 

3.  17 Mar 2005 - If death date I found at World Connect is correct, Maria was “barely’ pregnant at the time of John’s death and probably didn’t even know it.  John E’s calculated birthdate is 9 months later.

 

4.  Debby Harris <harrisch@bellsouth.net>

Died of smallpox

 

5.  Burial info from Vance Funeral Home Records

AKA Mack Farm.  Tombstone illegible.

 

6.  Marriage record reports his occupation as miller.

 

They had the following children:

        77            i.          Josiah Newton, 19727, M (1856-1925)

        78           ii.          Ira Freemont, 19755, M (1858-1909)

        79          iii.          John Ellsworth, 35, M (1863-1947)

 

41. Conrad Deffenbaugh (Anthony2, Conrad1), GGG Uncle, 19748, M. Born on 21 Sep 1836 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Conrad died in near Leckrone, Fayette Co., PA, on 20 Oct 1927; he was 91. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Christie Jepson

 

2.  The Daily Courier (Connellsville, Pennsylvania - 21 Oct 1927  - Friday

Conrad Deffenbaugh of German Township Dies at Age of 91

Conrad Deffenbaugh, 91 years and one month old the oldest resident of German township, died Thursday at his home near Leckrone.  He was born in German township and resided there nearly all his life.  On October 3, 1861, he was united in marriage to Harriet Young, who preceded him in death August 17, 1927, at the age of 88.

 

Mr. Deffenbaugh is survived by the following children:  Mrs. William Mack, Mrs. George E. Renshaw, William and John Deffenbaugh of Uniontown, Mrs. Elizabeth Lincoln  of Connellsville, Mrs. Ella Coldren at home and Mrs. Jennie Rose of High House.

 

A brief funeral service will be conducted at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, followed by an additional sercvice at St. jacob’s Lutheran Church.

 

3.  1870 United States Federal Census

Name:  Conrad Deffenbaugh

Estimated Birth Year:  abt 1836

Age in 1870:  34

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Home in 1870:  Redstone, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Post Office:  Brownsville

Conrad Deffenbaugh   Redstone, Fayette, PA   abt 1836   Pennsylvania   White   Male

Harriet Deffenbaugh  Redstone, Fayette, PA  abt 1839  Pennsylvania  White  Female  

Eldora Deffenbaugh  Redstone, Fayette, PA  abt 1863  Pennsylvania  White  Female 

Maria L Deffenbaugh  Redstone, Fayette, PA  abt 1863  Pennsylvania  White  Female

Susana Deffenbaugh  Redstone, Fayette, PA  abt 1864  Pennsylvania  White  Female

Mary E Deffenbaugh   Redstone, Fayette, PA   abt 1865   Pennsylvania   White   Female  

George G Deffenbaugh  Redstone, Fayette, PA  abt 1868  Pennsylvania  White  Male

 

1900 United States Federal Census

Year: 1900; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1410; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 29.

Name:  Conrad Deffenbaugh

Home in 1900:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Age:  63

Estimated birth year:  1837

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Relationship to head-of-house:  Head

 

Pennsylvania 1910 Miracode Index

Name:  Conrad Deffenbaugh

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

State:  PA

Age:  73

Color:  W

Enumeration District:  0036

Visit:  0267

County:  Fayette

Relation:  Head of Household

Other Residents: 

Relation Name Age Birth Place

Wife Harriet 70 Pennsylvania

 

1910 United States Federal 

Year: 1910; Census Place: German Twp, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Series: T624; Roll: 1345; Page: 176A; Enumeration District: 36; Part: 1; Line: 5.

Name:  Conrad Deffenbaugh

Age in 1910:  73

Estimated birth year:  abt 1837

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Home in 1910:  German Twp, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

 

On 3 Oct 1861 when Conrad was 25, he married Harriet Young, 20007, F, in Fayette Co., PA. Born in 1839. Harriet died in Fayette Co., PA, on 17 Aug 1927; she was 88. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  1870 United States Federal Census

Year: 1870; Census Place: Redstone, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1343; Page: 351; Image: 129.

Name:  Harriet Deffenbaugh

Estimated Birth Year:  abt 1839

Age in 1870:  31

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Home in 1870:  Redstone, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Gender:  Female

Post Office:  Brownsville

 

1920 United States Federal Census

Year: 1920; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1569; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 422.

Name:  Harriet Deffenbaugh

Age:  80 years

Estimated birth year:  abt 1840

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Home in 1920:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Sex:  Female

Marital status:  Married

Relation to Head of House:  Wife

Able to read:  Yes

Able to Write:  Yes

Mother's Birth Place:  Pennsylvania

Father's Birth Place:  Pennsylvania

Image:  422

 

They had the following children:

        80            i.          William, 21684, M

        81           ii.          John, 21685, M

        82          iii.          Eldora, 21686, F (1862-)

        83          iv.          Elizabeth, 21688, F

        84           v.          Ella M, 21689, F (1865-)

        85          vi.          Jennie, 21690, F

        86         vii.          Maria L. “Louise”, 20607, F (1863-)

 

42. Christian Deffenbaugh (Anthony2, Conrad1), 21949, M. Born on 8 Mar 1839. Christian died in Fayette Co., PA, on 21 Dec 1922; he was 83. Buried in Mennonite Cem., Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Tom Mickey’s line

 

2.  Mennonite Obt

Christian Deffenbaugh was born March 8, 1839; died Dec. 18, 1922; aged 83 y. 9 m. 10 d. In early life Bro. Deffenbaugh united with the Mennonite Church at Masontown, Pa., and lived a consistent Christian life until the call came to come up higher. His entire life was spent in the vicinity of his birthplace. About 1870 he was ordained to the ministry. He was interested in all the activities of the church. Five daughters survive: Mrs. Mattie Elzo Johnson, Mrs. Rebecca Provins, Mrs. Pleasie Provins, Mrs. Lorella Shoaf, Mrs. Zetta Debolt; also two sons: Homer C., of Scottdale, Pa., and Chauncy, of Masontown, Pa. There are a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sister Deffenbaugh preceded him in death several years. Funeral services were held at Masontown Mennonite Church on the 20th, conducted by Bro. Abram Metzler of Martinsburg, Pa., assisted by Brethren Loucks, Hess, and Ressler.

 

On 27 Oct 1864 when Christian was 25, he married Catherine Johnson, 2C3R, 21948, F, daughter of Jacob J “Singing” Johnson, 19791, M (10 Mar 1819-1874) & Susan Durr, 21947, F (25 Oct 1828-12 Mar 1851), in Fayette Co., PA. Born on 22 Oct 1846 in Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Catherine died on 14 Oct 1910; she was 63.

 

They had the following children:

        87            i.          Jennie Florence, 21950, F (1865-1880)

        88           ii.          Martha Elzoe “Mattie”, 21951, F (1866-1935)

        89          iii.          Rebecca Almirea, 21952, F (1868-1941)

        90          iv.          William Alvin, 21953, M (1870-1870)

        91           v.          Pleasey Mae, 21954, F (1872-1928)

        92          vi.          daughter, 21955, F (1874-)

        93         vii.          Essie Orella, 21956, F (1877-1960)

        94        viii.          Chauncey George, 21957, M (1880-1952)

        95          ix.          Homer Christian, 21958, M (1882-1960)

        96           x.          Zettie K, 21959, F (1884-1961)

 

43. Maria Magdalena Rider (Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 939, F. Born on 15 Sep 1818.

 

44. John Deffenbaugh Rider (Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 19909, M. Born on 13 Dec 1819 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. John Deffenbaugh died in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 12 Sep 1904; he was 84.

 

1.  Owned gas wells in German twp, Fayette County, PA

 

On 13 Nov 1845 when John Deffenbaugh was 25, he married Amanda Franks, 19910, F, daughter of Michael Franks, 19918, M (5 Dec 1771-21 Aug 1845) & Elizabeth Riffle, 19919, F (15 Oct 1780-1 Apr 1846), in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Born on 8 May 1824 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Amanda died in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 29 Aug 1903; she was 79. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

They had the following children:

        97            i.          Simon Peter, 19911, M (1846-1929)

        98           ii.          Sarah Elizabeth, 20841, F (1852-1928)

        99          iii.          Martha Jane Mary, 20842, F (1856-1910)

      100          iv.          John Calvin, 20843, M (1860-1929)

 

45. Catherine “Katie” Rider (Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 3557, F. Born on 1 Dec 1821.

 

46. Christopher Rider (Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 4137, M. Born on 14 Sep 1823 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Christopher died in Spring Valley, Fillmore Co., MN, in Apr 1858; he was 34. Buried in Spring Valley, Fillmore Co., MN.

 

1.  From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 5 JAN 1998.

Submitted by:  Roland Maharry of Rexburg, Idaho.

 

2.  Probate

In the matter of the estate of Christopher Rider Deceased--

To the hon H S Bassitt Probate judge.

The petition of M D Reeves respectfully represents that Huldah Rider was duly appointed admistratrix of the estate of said deceased in 1858 that acting as such she fully administered said estate by collecting all the demands due to same that were collectable and recived, all debts due from same that in making payment of such debts said administrator used all the proceeds of the

personal property belonging to said estate that afterwards said on the 4th day of July 1861 said admisistrator intermarried with your petitioner.and that no successor was ever appointed to succed said administrator. Your petioner further represents that he now lives and cohabits with the

said Huldah as his wife and is interested in said estate that all debts against said estate have been paid from the proceeds of the personal property as stated exvept allowance over and above such proceeds which balance was paid by our petioner and from his personal reserves. That there is no

personal property as stated except allowance over and above such proceeds which balance was paid by your petioner and from his personal reserves. That there is no personal remaining belonging to such estate that there remains and is no real estate situate in this county the following to wit.the names and heirs at law of said dec'd are John Rider, Miles Rider, Francis Rider

19, George 18, and Augustus 14 yrs. Where fore your petioner prays that final degree of this court assigning said property to said Huldah M Rider as sole legatee in said will of said deceased

proved and assigned in this court. M D Reeves subscribed and sworn this 2nd day of Sept 1872

 

Christopher married Huldah M Newman, 4141, F. Born on 20 Oct 1827 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Huldah M died in Alexandris, Douglas Co., MN, on 19 Mar 1912; she was 84. Buried in 1912 in Parker’s Prairie, Ottertail Co., MN.

 

1.  Obit from Alexandria, MN:

Grandma Reeves dead. Mrs. Reeves, the aged mother of John Rider, died Tuesday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Jerry Callaghan, in this city, from paralysis. She had been ailing for the past two months and the end was not unexpected.

 

Huldah M. Newman was born October 20, 1827, at Marshaltown, Penn., and was at the time of her death 84 years, 4 months, and 29 days old. In 1847 she was united in marriage with Christopher Rider in Wisconsin. In 1856 they settled in Fillmore county, Minn., and Mr. Rider died the following year. In 1861 she became the wife of Rev. M.D. Reeves, at Spring Valley, Minn. In 1876 they located at Parkers Prairie, where they continued to reside until five years ago when Mr. Reeves died. Rev. Reeves was pastor of the Baptist church during all these years and his wife was an able assistant, being superintendent of the Sunday school and a faithful church worker. During the past five years she had made her home most of the time with her son, John, in this city. She was the mother of twelve children, seven of whom are living. They are: Frank Rider of Oklahoma; George and Gustave Rider of Hunterville, Minn.; Mrs John Donaldson of Montrose, Col.; John Rider of Alexandria; A.I. Reeves of Helena, Mont.; and Chas. Reeves of Parkers Prairie.

Funeral services were held today at the Callaghan home home at 12:30 o'clock, Rev. A.A. Secord officiating. The remains were then taken to Parkers Prairie on the afternoon passenger, where they will be laid to rest by the side of her late husband. [note: Parkers Prairie is north of Alexandria]

 

2.  1880 Census - Parkers Prarie, Ottertail Co., MN

 

3.  Some questions on Rider children???

 

They had the following children:

      101            i.          Isaac “Gustaf”, 5876, M (1848-)

      102           ii.          Miles Michael, 12007, M

      103          iii.          John Newman, 16277, M (1850-)

      104          iv.          George W, 19908, M (1854-)

      105           v.          Christopher A, 20108, M (1857-)

      106          vi.          Franklin Pierce “Frank”, 20863, M (1858-)

 

47. Margaret Rider (Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 1C4R, 4140, F. Born on 13 Aug 1825.

 


 

Fourth Generation

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48. Mary Deffenbaugh (Joseph3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20563, F. Born in 1830.

 

49. Sarah Deffenbaugh (Joseph3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20564, F. Born in 1832.

 

50. Martha Deffenbaugh (Joseph3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20565, F. Born in 1834.

 

51. Elizabeth Deffenbaugh (Joseph3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20566, F. Born in 1836.

 

1.  Name:      Elizabeth Deffenbaugh

Age:     14

Estimated birth year:     abt 1836

Birth place:     Pennsylvania

Gender:     Female

Home in 1850

(City,County,State):     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Page:     40

Roll:     M432_779

 

Name:      Elizabeth Deffenbaugh

Age in 1860:     23

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Home in 1860:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Gender:     Female

Post Office:     McClellandtown

Roll:     M653_1109

Page:     392

Year:     1860

Head of Household:     Joseph Deffenbaugh

 

2.  Possible marriage to a Woodward

 

52. Jacob Deffenbaugh (Joseph3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20567, M. Born in 1842.

 

53. Albert Deffenbaugh (Joseph3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20568, M. Born in 1844.

 

54. Harriet Deffenbaugh (Joseph3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20569, F. Born in 1846.

 

55. Jacob Deffenbaugh (William George3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20570, M. Born in 1829 in Fayette Co. PA.

 

56. Catherine Deffenbaugh (William George3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20571, F. Born in 1832 in Fayette Co. PA.

 

57. Mary Ann Deffenbaugh (William George3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20572, F. Born in 1835 in Fayette Co. PA.

 

58. Mary L Deffenbaugh (Jacob3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20200, F. Born on 26 Jan 1835. Mary L died on 17 Nov 1896; she was 61.

 

1.  1850 Census Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA

Age 15

 

59. Sarah Jane Deffenbaugh (Jacob3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20201, F. Born on 12 Mar 1837. Sarah Jane died on 21 Nov 1849; she was 12.

 

60. Louisa Deffenbaugh (Jacob3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20202, F. Born on 10 Apr 1839. Louisa died on 18 Aug 1840; she was 1.

 

61. John Deffenbaugh (Jacob3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20203, M. Born on 30 May 1841. John died on 11 Mar 1844; he was 2.

 

62. William H Deffenbaugh (Jacob3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20204, M. Born on 19 Aug 1843 in Fayette Co. PA. William H died on 15 Feb 1920; he was 76. Buried in Santa Rosa Memorial, Santa Rosa, CA.

 

1.  William Henry , fifth child of Jacob (2) and Sarah (Hertzog) Deffenbaugh , was born August 19, 1843 , in Nicholson township , on the old homestead. He was educated in the public schools of Nicholson township , later attending Dunlap's Creek Academy, at which institution his brother prepared for the ministry. Leaving school he worked on his father's farm for a time, finally superintending the entire farm. In 1885 he sold his farm and Greeley-like "went west," returning two years later and establishing in the mercantile business at New Geneva .

 

In 1894 Mr. Deffenbaugh built a handsome residence in the town, but in 1901 heard the call of country life and purchased a farm of one hundred acres in Westmoreland county , remaining there until 1909 . He then moved to Geneva , where he lives a quiet life, retired from active business affairs. When a lad he belonged to Captain W. S. Craft 's volunteer company and attempted to enlist in the regular army, but was rejected because of his youth. He is an elder in the New Geneva Presbyterian Church, an office he holds for life. In politics, the Republican party claims his allegiance. He was town assessor for one term, and now holds the secretaryship of the board of education. He holds an enviable position in New Geneva and is respected and admired as a public spirited Christian gentleman.

 

He married, December 16, 1886 , Katherine Ann Irwin , born March 23, 1857 , daughter of William Irwin , of Stewartsville, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania . Children: 1. Edward Robbins , born December 31, 1887 , a prospector in Alaska . 2. Louis M. , born December 23, 1892 ; attends Kiskimintas school.

 

2.  1850 Census, Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA

Age 7

 

63. Margaret Deffenbaugh (Jacob3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20205, F. Born on 22 Jul 1846. Margaret died on 11 Nov 1849; she was 3.

 

64. Rev George Deffenbaugh (Jacob3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20206, M. Born on 26 Oct 1850.

 

1.  Rev. George , born October 26, 1850 ; has been a missionary among the Indians in Idaho and Oregon , but has abandoned that because of ill health, and now has a charge near Portland, Oregon .

 

65. William Deffenbaugh (Conrad J3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20575, M. Born on 28 Sep 1843 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. William died in Fayette Co. PA, on 24 Jul 1844; he was <1.

 

66. Anna E Deffenbaugh (Conrad J3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20576, F. Born on 24 Apr 1846 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Anna E died in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA, on 11 Jan 1850; she was 3.

 

67. M. Hughes Deffenbaugh (Conrad J3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20577, M. Born on 29 Aug 1855 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. M. Hughes died in 1926; he was 70.

 

1.  1870 Census with parents Conrad and Jane.

 

68. Henderson Deffenbaugh (Nicholas3, Jacob2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20209, M. Born on 25 Mar 1845 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  . He received his education in the public schools and became a farmer in Menallen township , moving to German township only to return to Menallen township , where he conducted the Thaw farm for four years. In 1902 he purchased the old Griffin farm of one hundred and seventy-five acres in Nicholson township and since 1903 has made that place his home.

He engages in general farming and is a very successful stock raiser. He is a member of the Presbyterian church and a Republican in politics, having served in the capacity of school director, farm supervisor and other township offices. He married January 7, 1869 , Margaret Moore , born in German township , June 17, 1846 , daughter of John A. , a farmer, and Jane Moore . They have had a family of eight children, seven of whom are living.

 

2.  Is this the same Henderson?

The Courier, Connellsville, PA

Register and Clerk’s Notice

The following executors, administrators, guardians and trustees have settled their respectiveaccounts in the ofice of the Register and Clerk of orphans’ Court,  and the same will be presented for confirmation to the Orphans’ Court of Fayette County at the Court House, Uniontown, Pa., Monday, December 1, 1919

No. 13,  Estate of Henderson S. Deffenbaugh, Accounts John M. and George C. Devvenbaugh, Administrators, Filed25 Oct 1916.

 

On 7 Jan 1869 when Henderson was 23, he married Margaret Moore, 20210, F. Born on 17 Jun 1846 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Daughter of John A. , a farmer, and Jane Moore

 

69. Margaret Ann Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Solomon2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 21988, F. Born in 1842.

 

70. Sara Jane “Jennie” Deffenbaugh (John Witmer3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 20005, F. Born on 3 Mar 1852 in Fayette Co., PA. Sara Jane “Jennie” died on 23 Dec 1896; she was 44. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

71. Jacob Deffenbaugh (Henry Bowman3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 20006, M. Born in 1845.

 

72. Maria Deffenbaugh (Henry Bowman3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 19752, F. Born on 6 Dec 1850. Maria died on 4 Jan 1931; she was 80. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

73. Salena Deffenbaugh (Henry Bowman3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 19753, F. Born on 8 Dec 1853 in Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Salena died on 1 Sep 1882; she was 28. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

74. Sylvanus C Deffenbaugh (Henry Bowman3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 19754, M. Born on 8 Dec 1853 in Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Sylvanus C died in Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 27 Nov 1914; he was 60. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Twin to Salena

 

2.  Sylvanus C. , son of Henry and Margaret (Durr) Deffenbaugh , and twin of Salena ,

was born in Nicholson township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania , December 8, 1853 . He

attended the public schools of his native township, and until the death of his father

assisted in the work of the farm. Since then he has conducted general farming and stock

raising operations on the same land. His efforts in both directions have been unusually

productive of good results. He married, in 1880 , Emma Baker , born in Springhill township,

Fayette county, Pennsylvania , July 15, 1854 , daughter of George and Margaret (Sargent) Baker .

Children: 1. Earl , born August 10, 1884 , lives at home. 2. Lola , born December 19, 1892 .

3. Nellie , born November 16, 1897 ; attends public school.

 

4.  Sylvanus Deffenbaugh found in:

US - Census Index (1870)

    State:  Pennsylvania    

    Roll:  1343    

    County:  Fayette    

    Town:  Nicholson    

    Post Office:  Masontown    

    Page:  292    

    Age:  16    

    Sex:  Male    

    Race:  White    

    Birth Location:  Pennsylvania

 

On 20 Oct 1880 when Sylvanus C was 26, he married Emma Cornelia Baker, 20015, F, in Fayette Co., PA. Born on 15 Jul 1854 in Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Emma Cornelia died in Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 9 Oct 1941; she was 87. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Christie Jeppson

12570 McKinley Drive

Blythe, CA 92225

(760) 922-5369

hermanajeppson@yahoo.com

 

2:  Father:  George Baker

Mother:  Margaret Sargent

 

3.   Richard Craig Bailey

994 S. Roosevelt Ave

Bexley, Ohio 43209-2545

A-United States

614-231-7943

craigbai1@aol.com

 

Reports line as Peter, George, George, Emma.  The Michael line goes Peter, Michael, Michael

 

They had the following children:

      107            i.          E. Earl, 20016, M (1884-1964)

      108           ii.          Harry B, 20017, M (1887-1891)

      109          iii.          Lola P, 20018, F (1892-1980)

      110          iv.          Nellie, 20019, F (1897-1981)

 

75. William Henry Deffenbaugh (Solomon Riffel3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 20000, M. Born on 20 Oct 1855 in Fayette Co., PA.

 

76. Susanna Deffenbaugh (Solomon Riffel3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 20001, F. Born on 8 Aug 1857 in Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Susanna died in Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA, in 1919; she was 61. Buried in Morris Crossroads, Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  The Daily Courier, Connellsvile, PA 1 Nov  1919

Register and Clerk’s Notice

The following executors, administrators, guardians and trustees have settled their respective accounts in the office of the Register and Clerk of Orphans’ Court ,  and the same will be presented for confirmation to  the Orphans’ Court of Fayette County at  the Court House, Uniontown, PA.

Monday, December 1, 1919

No. 25, Susannah Deffenbvaugh  Baker,  Accounts Oliver C. Lyons, Administrator, Filed  Oct 28, 1919

 

Susanna married Thomas “Jefferson” Baker, 20002, M, son of Michael Baker, 20718, M (3 Mar 1815-1893) & Catherine Sargent, 20719, F (1817-15 Jan 1873). Born in 1851 in Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Thomas “Jefferson” died in Springhill Twp., Fayette Co., PA, bef 1910; he was 59.

 

77. Josiah Newton Johnson (Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), GG Uncle, 19727, M. Born in 1856 in PA. Josiah Newton died in 1925; he was 69. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Some issue as to birth date. Tombstone lists 1855-1925

 

2.  Carpenter who resided in Meadows, ID at time of Mother’s death.

 

3.  1860 Census, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA

Name:   Josiah Johnson

Age in 1860:  5

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Home in 1860:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Gender:  Male

Head of Household:  John Johnson

John Johnson   German, Fayette, PA   30   1829   Pennsylvania   Male  

Maria Johnson  German, Fayette, PA  27  1832  Pennsylvania  Female 

Josiah Johnson  German, Fayette, PA  5  1854  Pennsylvania  Male 

Ira Johnson  German, Fayette, PA  4  1855  Pennsylvania  Male

 

1880 Census, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA

Name:   Josiah Johnson

Age:  24

Estimated birth year:  <1856>

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Occupation:  Laborer

Relationship to head-of-household:  Nephew

Home in 1880:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Marital status:  Single

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Father's birthplace:  PA

Mother's birthplace:  PA

Living with Uncle (Deffenbaugh), mother Mariah, brother John.

 

1920

Name:   J N Johnson

Age:  64 years

Estimated birth year:  abt 1856

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Home in 1920:  Meadows, Adams, Idaho

Home owned:  Unknown

Sex:  Male

Marital status:  Single

Relation to Head of House:  Head

Able to read:  Yes

Able to Write:  Yes

Mother's Birth Place:  Pennsylvania

Father's Birth Place:  Pennsylvania

Image:  789

 

Child:

      111            i.          Josiah Newton, 19974, M

 

78. Ira Freemont Johnson (Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), GG Uncle, 19755, M. Born on 20 Dec 1858 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Ira Freemont died in Fairchance, Fayette Co., PA, on 17 Nov 1909; he was 50. Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Debby Harris

  Mayme Walker Johnson and Phoebe M. Johnson also in Ira’s plot, but it was not possible to place them. Also, there is an obituary for George Johnson (1922-1994), son/o Freeman Johnson and Phoebe Miller (Johnson). This stone could be for George's mother, but no proof.

 

2.  1860 Census

Name:   Ira Johnson

Age in 1860:  4

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Home in 1860:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Gender:  Male

Head of Household:  John Johnson

Post Office:  Masontown

 

1880; Census Place: Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1130; Family History Film: 1255130; Page: 437B; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 0407. West Ward.

Name:      Ira JOHNSON

Age:     23

Estimated birth year:     <1857>

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Occupation:     Clerk In Hat Store

Relationship to head-of-household:     Boarder

Home in 1880:     Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Gender:     Male

Father's birthplace:     PA

Mother's birthplace:     PA

Head of Household   John S. HARAH

 

This is probably our Ira.  Wife listd as Elinor or Ellen which would fit.

1900; Census Place: Fairchance, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1410; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 21.

Name:      Ira Johnson

Home in 1900:     Fairchance, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Age:     41

Estimated birth year:     1859

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Relationship to head-of-house:     Head

 

3.  Ira F. Johnson, Expires at Home in Fairchance

Prominent citizen of county succumbs to Long Illness of Tuberculosis, aged 52 years.

Fairchance, Nov. 17. - Ira F. Johnson, aged 52 years, passed away Wednesday morning, November 17, 1909, at his home here after a long illness of tuberculosis.  Mr. Johnson became unwell several years ago and received no permanent benefit since that time, although he made trips to Riverside, Cal. and to White Haven Sanitarium.  He was bedfast for several weeks before his death and his mother, who lives near Leckrone, was with him for the last several months.

 

Mr. Johnson was born in German township and went to Uniontown at the age of 17 years and accepted a clerkship in Harah’s store.  He also clerked in A. D. Johnson’s furniture store and going to Fairchance became a partner of M. A. McCormick in the lumber, grain and mine supplies business, the firm being McCormick & Johnson.  In recent years. Mr. Johnson was with Harry Hagan in the feed and grain business on Fayette street, Uniontown.

 

Mr. Johnson married Miss Ella Clark of Uniontown, who is a sister of Mrs. Harry Hagan of Uniontown and  of Thomas B. Clark of Indiana, Pa.  Mrs. Johnson survives her husband and there are two children, Frank C., Buffalo, N. Y., and Helen, at home.  The deceased also leaves two brothers, Newton Johnson in the west, and Ellsworth Johnson, Leckrone.  (Note:  Newton is Josiah Newton and Ellsworth is John Ellsworth.)

 

In his business and social relations Mr. Johnson was always the soul of honor and had the respect and good will of all his acquaintances.  He served several years as a councilman here, but resigned about a year ago on account of poor health.  He was a director of the First National Bank at the time of his death.

 

Funeral Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock; services by Rev. Dr. J. S. Bromley of Uniontown assisted by Rev. Dr. W. M. Ryan of Smithfield;  Interment in Fairchance cemetery.

 

4.  24 Nov 1909

Will Probated

The will of the late Ira F. Johnson, of Fairchance, who died November 17, 1909, was probated on Tuesday.  After providing that his just debts and funeral expenses be paid he gives all his remaining property, real and personal, to his widow, Ella D. Johnson, and appoints her and his son, Frank c. Johnson, executors.

 

Ira Freemont married Ella Clark, 19975, F. Born on 5 Aug 1861. Ella died on 1 Nov 1937; she was 76. Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  I was given the last name of Cooper for Ella but Ira’s obit clearly shows her name as Clark.  She was the sister of Thomas B. Clark of Indiana, PA.

 

2.  Census Place   West Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania

    Family History Library Film 1255135

    NA Film Number T9-1135

    Page Number 29A 

Here’s a student boarding with a G. P. Rowley in 1880 census.

 

They had the following children:

      112            i.          Helen E, 19976, F

      113           ii.          Matilda “Mattie”, 19977, F (-<1909)

      114          iii.          Frank, 20463, M

 

79. John Ellsworth Johnson (Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), G Grandfather, 35, M. Born in Nov 1863 in Fayette Co., PA. John Ellsworth died in Fayette Co. PA, in 1947; he was 83. Buried in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1. Year:   1870, Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania, Pg. 6

Name:  John Johnson

Age: 7

Estimated birth yar: <1863>

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Relationship to head-of-household:     Nephew  (Uncle George Deffenbaugh)

Home in 1870:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Marital status:     Single

Race:     White

Gender:     Male

Father's birthplace:     PA

Mother's birthplace:     PA

 

Year: 1880; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1129; Family History Film: 1255129; Page: 227B; Enumeration District: 41; Image: 0758.

 Name:      John E. JOHNSON

Age:     17

Estimated birth year:     <1863>

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Occupation:     Laborer

Relationship to head-of-household:     Nephew

Home in 1880:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Marital status:     Single

Race:     White

Gender:     Male

Father's birthplace:     PA

Mother's birthplace:     PA

 

 

Year: 1900; Census Place: Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1411; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 42.

Name:      John C Johnson - Image shows John E

Home in 1900:     Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Age:     36

Estimated birth year:     1864

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Relationship to head-of-house:     Head

Occupation:   Farmer

Mary H. wife, children:  Florence B, Homer N, Violet and John’s mother Mariah.

 

There are a number of other Johnson families living in the township at this time.

 

Name:      John E Johnson

Age in 1910:     46

Estimated birth year:     1863

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Home in 1910:     NICHOLSON TWP, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Gender:     Male

Series:     T624

Roll:     1345

Part:     2

Page:     96B

Year:     1910

154/154

John E. Johnson age 46

Mary H age 46

Violete C age 17

Mariah/Moriah age 75

 

Pennsylvania 1910 Miracode Index

Name:  John E Johnson

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

State:  PA

Age:  46

Color:  W

Enumeration District:  0049

Visit:  0154

County:  Fayette

Relation:  Head of Household

Other Residents: 

Relation Name Age Birth Place

Wife Mary H 46 Pennsylvania

Daughter Violet C 17 Pennsylvania

Mother Moriah 75 Pennsylvania

  

 

1920 German Twp., Fayette Co., PA

Roll:     T625_1569, Page:     24A, ED:     45, Image:     0482

Elworth     Head  age 56

Mary Harriet   Wife age 55

Living next door to daughter Violet Crow and family.  Hattie does not show up in a search for Mary Harriet Johnson on the 1920 Fayette census but she clearly shows listed that way on the image of the page.

 

1930 United States Census

Name:      Elsworth Johnson

Age:     66

Estimated birth year:     abt 1864

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Relation to head-of-house:     Head

Spouse's Name:     Mary H Johnson

Race:     White

Home in 1930:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Image source:     Year: 1930; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2039; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 818.0.

Still living next door to daughter Violet and family

 

2.  Resided in Masontown, Fayette Co., PA

 

3.  John and Hattie are buried next to each other in Greendale.  There is a large stone with Johnson on one side and Crowe on the other side.  Smaller stones list J. Ellsworth and Mary Harriet.  The back side of the large stone says Crowe and the Crowe family stones are in a row.  Lester has a stone but is not buried there.  He was cremated and it is unknown where or if the remains were interred.  Edith Crowe Romesburg and husband Herman have a large stone next  to this plot and Herman is buried there.  Paul Honsacker, the person in charge of Greendale, reported that Edith currently maintains the  site.  She is 91 years old.

 

4.  Mennonite Church, Masontown, PA and location of both the Mennonite and Greendale Cemeteries.

N 39 50.616’

W079 52.771’

Elevation=999’

 

In ~1885 when John Ellsworth was 21, he first married Mary Harriet “Hattie” Smith, G Grandmother, 36, F, daughter of Robert W Smith, 20074, M (~1840-) & Sarah Longanecker, 20080, F (13 May 1840-28 Apr 1868). Born in Apr 1864 in Fayette Co., PA. Mary Harriet “Hattie” died in Fayette Co. PA, on 16 Mar 1931; she was 66. Buried in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Name:      Mary H Smith

Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1864

Age in 1870:     6

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Home in 1870:     Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Gender:     Female

Post Office:     Masontown

Roll:     M593_1343

Page:     288

Image:     3

Year:     1870

In this census Hattie is living with her Longanecker grandparents, Joseph and Mary Annetta (Barber) Longanecker.

 

Name:      Mary H. SMITH

Age:     16

Estimated birth year:     <1864>

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Occupation:     Servant

Relationship to head-of-household:     Daughter

Home in 1880:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Gender:     Female

Father's name:     Robert SMITH

Father's birthplace:     PA

Mother's name:     Polly D. SMITH

Mother's birthplace:     PA

Image Source:     Year: 1880; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1129; Family History Film: 1255129; Page: 231B; Enumeration District: 41; Image: 0766.

 

In 1910 the family on one side was a Robert Smith and wife Dorothy ages 71 and 67.  On the other side was an Emma Bixler and son Philip.

 

2.  Debby Harrison lists nickname as “Had”.  Our family always used Hattie.

 

3.  Mary Harriett Johnson

Mary Harriett Johnson, aged 66 years, 11 months and 12 days, wife of Elsworth Johnson, died at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 16, 1931 at the Johnson residence in Masontown.  Death is said to have resulted from a series of paralytic strokes.  She was a daughter of the late Robert and Sarah Longenecker Smith and a native and life-long resident of Nicholson township.

 

In addition to her husband she is survived by two children:  Homer Johnson, of Chicago, and Mrs. Orville Crow, of Masontown.

 

The funeral cortege will meet at the home Thursday at 1:30 p.m, and proceed to the Mennonite church where funeral services will be solemnized at 2 o’clock in charge of Rev. Abraham Metzler.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  (She is actually buried in Greendale.)

 

They had the following children:

      115            i.          Florence B, 19725, F (1886-1913)

      116           ii.          Homer Newton, 33, M (1889-1970)

      117          iii.          Violet C, 19726, F (1892-1985)

 

John Ellsworth second married Louise Skiles, 19978, F. Born in 1875 in PA. Louise died in Fayette Co. PA, in 1945; she was 70. Buried in Greendale Cem., Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  May have been married previously to a Collins.

 

2.  They married prior to 1934 as I have a deed from them in 1934 and they are shown as husband and wife.

 

3.  First marriage to Westley Collins.  Louise is buried with her first husband and sons at Greendale.

 

80. William Deffenbaugh (Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 21684, M.

 

81. John Deffenbaugh (Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 21685, M.

 

82. Eldora Deffenbaugh (Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 21686, F. Born in ~1862 in Fayette Co., PA.

 

83. Elizabeth Deffenbaugh (Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 21688, F.

 

Elizabeth married Lincoln, 21972, M.

 

84. Ella M Deffenbaugh (Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 21689, F. Born in ~1865 in Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.     The Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania - Friday - 24 May 1895

Marriage Licenses:  The following marriage licenses were granted by the Clerk of Orphans’ Court during the week ending Saturday, May 18th (1895):

Wm. K. Coldren and Ella M. Deffenbaugh, both of German township.

 

2.  Listed in census as Mary E

 

In 1895 when Ella M was 30, she married William K Coldren, 21691, M, in Fayette Co., PA.

 

They had one child:

      118            i.          Mildred, 21692, F (1906-1985)

 

85. Jennie Deffenbaugh (Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 21690, F.

 

Jennie married Rose, 21971, M.

 

86. Maria L. “Louise” Deffenbaugh (Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C3R, 20607, F. Born in ~1863 in Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Donald Yocum

Children

   1. George MACK b: 14 NOV 1885

   2.  Frank MACK b: 5 AUG 1889

   3. William Jacob Alexander MACK b: 7 SEP 1891 in Fayette County, PA

   4.  Lester MACK b: 12 SEP 1897 in Fayette County, PA

 

On 23 Oct 1884 when Maria L. “Louise” was 21, she married William Mack, 2C3R, 20603, M, son of Joseph Mack, 20596, M (31 Oct 1828-15 Jan 1909) & Rebecca, 20600, F. Born on 19 May 1860 in Greene Co., PA. William died in Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA, on 28 Mar 1942; he was 81.

 

They had the following children:

      119            i.          George, 21942, M (1885-)

      120           ii.          Frank, 21943, M (1889-)

      121          iii.          William Jacob Alexander, 21944, M (1891-)

      122          iv.          Lester, 21945, M (1897-)

 

87. Jennie Florence Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21950, F. Born on 12 Oct 1865. Jennie Florence died in Fayette Co., PA, on 15 Jul 1880; she was 14.

 

1.  1880 United States Federal Census

Year: 1880; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1129; Family History Film: 1255129; Page: 227.2000; Enumeration District: 41; Image: 0758.

Name:  Jennie F. Deffenbaugh

Age:  14

Estimated birth year:  <1866>

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Occupation:  At Home

Relationship to head-of-household:  Daughter

Home in 1880:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Marital status:  Single

Race:  White

Gender:  Female

Father's name:  Christopher Deffenbaugh

Father's birthplace:  PA

Mother's name:  Cathren Deffenbaugh

Mother's birthplace:  PA

 

88. Martha Elzoe “Mattie” Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21951, F. Born on 17 Dec 1866 in Fayette Co., PA. Martha Elzoe “Mattie” died in Scottsville, VA, on 21 Oct 1935; she was 68. Buried in Greendale  Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Lived Scottdale, PA

 

2.  Debby Harris <harrisch@bellsouth.net>

Deffenbaugh (Johnson), Martha Elzoe (17 Dec

1866-21 Oct 1935, 68:10:04) 2nd child/o Christian Deffenbaugh (08 March

1839-18 Dec 1922) & Catherine Johnson (Deffenbaugh) (22 Oct 1846-14 Oct

1910). Catherine, dau/o Jacob J. Johnson (1819-1874) & Susan Durr

(Johnson) (1826-1850)

 

3.   JOHNSON - Mattie Elzoe Johnson, daughter of Brother and Sister Christian Deffenbaugh of Masontown, Pa., was born December 17, 1866; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. F. McPherson of Scottsville, Va. (Where she had lived the last few years because of health conditions), October 21, 1935; aged 68 y. 10 m. 4 d. She was married  April 24, 1886, to Lowry Johnson, who preceded her in death. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. H.F. McPherson, Dr. S.L. Johnson, Mrs. Pierce Micky (sic); also by seven grandchildren, three

sisters (Mrs. Cassius Provins, Mrs. Thomas Shoaf, Mrs. J.W. Debold (sic DeBolt), two brothers (Chauncy G. Deffenbaugh and Homer F. Deffenbaugh), and many relatives and friends. Sister Johnson has been a faithful exemplar and defender of the faith for many years and leaves many

friends who mourn her departure. Funeral services at the Masontown, Pa., Mennonite (church) on Thursday afternoon, October 24, in charge of Brother A.J. Metzler assisted by others. Text, Job 5:26. Burial in adjoining cemetery. (ref: Herald of Truth, website)

 

4.  Tom Mickey’s line

 

On 24 Apr 1886 when Martha Elzoe “Mattie” was 19, she married Lowry Johnson, 2C2R, 21960, M, son of Francis Johnson, 19781, M (2 Feb 1837-28 Aug 1909) & Hannah Ache, 19782, F (~1840-17 Nov 1887), in Fayette Co., PA. Born on 20 Feb 1864 in Fayette Co., PA. Lowry died in 1919; he was 54. They were divorced in 1905/1910.

 

1.  1870 United States Federal Census

Year: 1870; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1342; Page: 192; Image: 386.

Name:  Lowry Johnson

Estimated Birth Year:  abt 1864

Age in 1870:  6

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Home in 1870:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Post Office:  Masontown

 

2.  Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History

 He is a contractor and builder and lives on Lake street, Chester, Alabama

 

3.  24 Mar 2006

Tom Mickey - tbmickey@sbcglobal.net

I'm searching for info on my GGfather Lowry Johnson, who divorced my GGmother between 1905 and 1910, as rumors go, he then went to Ohio, but I suspect he went to Ohio first and got the divorce, Ohio law made it easy for divorce.

 

They had the following children:

      123            i.          Bessie Ethel, 21980, F (1888-1979)

      124           ii.          Sylvie Lloyd, 21981, M (1890-1958)

      125          iii.          Bertha Edna, 21982, F (1895-1957)

 

89. Rebecca Almirea Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21952, F. Born on 22 Aug 1868 in Masontown , Masontown, Fayette Co. PA. Rebecca Almirea died in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA, on 17 Mar 1941; she was 72. Buried in Masontown, Fayette Co. PA.

 

1.  Mennonite Obit

Rebecca, daughter of Christian and Catherine (Johnson) Deffenbaugh, was born near Masontown, Pa., Aug. 22, 1868; died suddenly at her home at Martinsburg, Pa., March 17, 1941; aged 72 y. 6 m. 23 d. She was married to Jonathan C. Provins, Sept. 15, 1888, who preceded her in death, December, 1939. To this union were born 2 sons. The younger (James Homer) died in 1901, at the age of eight. She is survived by 1 son (Ray C. Provins, of Ligonier, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters and 2 brothers, namely Rella E. Shoaf and Zetta DeBolt, both of Masontown, Pa.; Chauncey G. Deffenbaugh of Uniontown, Pa.; and Homer C., of Scottdale. She united with the Mennonite Church at Masontown in her early youth and remained a consistent member all her days. Funeral services were held at her native church at Masontown and interment made in the burial lot near by. Services were in charge of Bro. Irvin Stonerook of Martinsburg, her home minister, assisted by Bro. Paul Roth of the Masontown congregation.

 

On 15 Sep 1888 when Rebecca Almirea was 20, she married Jonathan Cassius Provins, 21961, M, in Fayette Co., PA. Born on 12 Nov 1865 in Masontown , Masontown, Fayette Co. PA. Jonathan Cassius died in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA, on 28 Dec 1939; he was 74. Buried in Masontown Cem., Masontown, Fayette Co. PA.

 

1.  Duane St. Mary - 2004

Father: Bejamin Franklin PROVINS b: 8 JUL 1837 in German Twp., Fayette Co. PA

Mother: Malinda STERLING b: 4 MAR 1844 in Masontown, PA

 

2.  MennonitObit

Jonathan Cassius Provins was born at Masontown, Pa., Nov. 12, 1865; died at Martinsburg, Pa., Dec. 28, 1939; aged 74 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was the son of Benjamin and Malinda (Sterling) Provins and was married to Rebecca Deffenbaugh Sept. 15, 1888. He was a member of the Martinsburg Mennonite Church. While living in Crawford County he was instrumental in buying an abandoned church and organizing a Sunday school, which has since grown to a good-sized congregation at Britton Run. One son preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, 1 son (Ray of Ligonier), 3 brothers (James of Masontown, Lowry of Martinsburg, Frank of Long Beach, Calif.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mollie Loucks of Scottdale and Mrs. Teressa Burke of Uniontown). Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at the home at Martinsburg and at Masontown Church Dec. 31 in charge of D. I. Stonerook. Interment in Masontown Cemetery.

 

90. William Alvin Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21953, M. Born on 21 Jan 1870. William Alvin died in Fayette Co., PA, on 23 Oct 1870; he was <1.

 

91. Pleasey Mae Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21954, F. Born on 4 Apr 1872 in Fayette Co., PA. Pleasey Mae died in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA, on 26 Nov 1928; she was 56.

 

1.  Duane St. Mary

Children

   1. Carrie Mae PROVINS b: 29 JAN 1898

   2. Rella Marire PROVINS b: 31 DEC 1893

   3.  Katie PROVINS b: 1896

   4.  Lloyd CURTIS b: 31 JAN 1900

   5. Ruth Irene PROVINS b: 16 JAN 1904

   6.  C. Lloyd PROVINS b: 1908

 

2.  Mennonite Obt

Pleasy May (Deffenbaugh) Provins, wife of Lowry L. Provins and daughter of the late Pre. Christian and Catherine Deffenbaugh, was born near Masontown, Fayette Co, Pa., April 4, 1872; died at the home of her daughter, Sister Ruth Whetstone, Nov. 26, 1928; age 56 y. 7 m. 22 d. She was confined to her bed most of the time for the last ten months, and took pneumonia four days before her departure. She often said that she was ready and looking with joy to the time when she could go to her eternal home. She accepted Christ on New Year's Day, 1891 at Masontown, Pa., and united with the Mennonite Church. She was a devout Christian, a patient and devoted wife, a kind and prudent mother, a good counselor, and a kind and generous friend to all. She is missed in the home, church and community. Father, children, and relatives, will you meet her in glory? On Oct. 13, 1892, she was united in marriage to Lowry I. Provins. To this union were born 6 children. One daughter and one grandchild preceded her in death. Surviving her are her husband, 2 sons, and 3 daughters (Rella Marie Ake, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Carrie Mae Hinton, Lowry Curtis, Ruth Irene Whetstone, all of Martinsburg, Pa.; and Christian Loyd Provins, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.), 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters (Mrs. Zoe Johnson, Farmville, Va.; Mrs. Rebecca Provins, Spartansburg, Pa.; Homer C. Deffenbaugh, Scottdale, Pa.; Mrs. Rella Shoaf, Mrs. Zetta Debolt, and Chauncey Deffenbaugh, all of Masontown, Pa. Sister Provins made full arrangements for her funeral. The text, John 14: 1-6, was he own choosing. Funeral services were held on Thanksgiving Day, conducted at the house by Bros. C. A. Graybill and D. I. Stonerook, and at the Martinsburg Mennonite Church by Bros. S. G. Shetler and J. N. Durr. Interment in Spring Hope Cemetery.

 

On 2 Sep 1891 when Pleasey Mae was 19, she married Lowery Provins, 21962, M. Born on 2 Sep 1870 in Masontown, Fayette Co. PA. Lowery died in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA, on 12 Sep 1948; he was 78.

 

1.  Duane St. Mary  2004

Father: Bejamin Franklin PROVINS b: 8 JUL 1837 in German Twp., Fayette Co. PA

Mother: Malinda STERLING b: 4 MAR 1844 in Masontown, PA

 

2.  Mennonite obit

Born at Masontown, Pa., Sept. 2, 1870; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Carrie Nicodemus) in Martinsburg, Pa., Sept. 12, 1949; aged 79 y. 10 d. He was married to Pleasy Mae Deffenbaugh, who preceded him in death twenty-one years ago. Two children (Lloyd and Catherine) predeceased him also. Surviving are 4 children (Rella - Mrs. Howard Ake, Elmira, N.Y.; Carrie - Mrs. John Nicodemus, Curtis, and Ruth - Mrs. Oren Whetstone, all of Martinsburg, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. Mary Loucks, Scottdale, Pa.), 16 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. He grew to manhood in the Masontown vicinity; several years after marriage he and his wife moved to Martinsburg, where they continued farming until a few years before his wife's death. After this he made his home with his children, where he was graciously cared for, especially in the time of his extended illness, following which he passed away. Funeral services were held at the Miller Funeral Home Sept. 14, in charge of C. A. Graybill, assisted by D. I. Stonebrook, and M. G. Wilson, of the Church of the Brethren. Text: Rom. 14:7. His body was interred in the Spring Hope Cemetery.

 

92. daughter Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21955, F. Born in 1874.

 

93. Essie Orella Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21956, F. Born on 16 Feb 1877. Essie Orella died on 9 Dec 1960; she was 83.

 

1.  Mennonite Obit

Shoaf, Rella, daughter of Christian and Catherine (Johnson) Deffenbaugh, was born Feb. 16, 1877, at Masontown, Pa.; died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Uniontown, Pa., Hospital, Dec. 9, 1960; aged 83 y. 9 m. 23 d. She was married to Thomas B. Shoaf, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1943. Surviving are one son and one daughter (Playford and Gladys-Mrs. Zetta DeBolt, Masontown, Pa.), and 2 grandchildren. She was a member of the Masontown Brethren Church. Funeral services were held at the Honsaker Funeral Home, Dec. 12, in charge of Paul M. Roth

 

Essie Orella married Thomas Shoaf, 21963, M.

 

94. Chauncey George Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21957, M. Born on 17 Sep 1880 in Masontown, Fayette Co. PA. Chauncey George died in Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA, on 21 Mar 1952; he was 71. Buried in Mennonite Cem., Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Mennonite Obt

Chauncey G., son of the late Christian and Catherine (Johnson) Deffenbaugh, was born near Masontown, Fayette Co., Pa., Sept. 17, 1880; passed away at his home in Uniontown, Pa., March 21, 1952; aged 71 y. 6m. 4 d. On Sept. 12, 1900, he was united in marriage to Jennie Phillips. To this union 7 children were born, 4 of whom died in infancy. He is survived by his wife, one son (C. Lloyd), 2 daughters (Juanita-Mrs. Donald Hawthorne and Mabel-Mrs. James Bott), one brother (Homer C. Deffenbaugh, Scottdale, Pa.), 2 sisters (Rella-Mrs. Thomas Shoaf and Zetta-Mrs. John DeBolt), and 3 grandchildren. In his youth he was a member of the Masontown, Pa., Mennonite Church, but for a number of years he was out of fellowship with the Lord and the church. Before his recent illness he reinstated his fellowship with Christ and received into church fellowship. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church in charge of Paul M. Roth and Earl P. Confer. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

 

Chauncey George married Jennie Phillips, 22151, F. Born on 19 Jan 1881. Jennie died on 11 Mar 1963; she was 82.

 

They had the following children:

      126            i.          child, 22153, ? (1901-1901)

      127           ii.          Chester Ray, 22154, M (1902-1904)

      128          iii.          Chauncey Lloyd, 22152, M (1905-1993)

      129          iv.          child, 22155, ? (1907-1907)

      130           v.          Juanita Katherine, 22156, F (1910-)

      131          vi.          child, 22157, ? (1911-1911)

      132         vii.          Mabel Eleanor, 22158, F (1918-1943)

 

95. Homer Christian Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21958, M. Born on 28 Jun 1882. Homer Christian died on 19 Mar 1960; he was 77.

 

1.  Mennonite Obt

Homer C., son of Christian and Catherine Deffenbaugh, was born June 28, 1882, at Masontown, Pa.; died of a heart attack at his home, Scottdale, Pa., March 19, 1960; aged 77 y. 8 m. 20 d. On Nov. 17, 1909, he was married to Sarah Daugherty, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Zetta-Mrs. John Debolt and Mrs. Rella Shoaf, both of Masontown). He was a member of the Mennonite Church of Scottdale. Funeral services were held at Murphy's Funeral Home, March 23, in charge of A. J. Metzler, J. L. Horst, and Charles Trout; interment in Scottdale Cemetery.

 

96. Zettie K Deffenbaugh (Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 21959, F. Born on 12 Nov 1884. Zettie K died on 27 Dec 1961; she was 77.

 

Zettie K married John Debolt, 21964, M.

 

97. Simon Peter Rider (John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 19911, M. Born on 21 Sep 1846 in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Simon Peter died in German Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 27 May 1929; he was 82.

 

1.  Marie Rider

Presbyterian Minister in McClellandtown, PA.

 

2. Marie Rider -  Pvt E Company 200 Infantry, PA Enlisted 24 Aug 1864. Battle 15 Oct 1864, 1 Nov 1864 Bermuda Hundred, VA 17 Nov 1864; Fort Stedman, VA 5 Mar 1865, 25 Mar 11865, 2 Apr 1865 at Petersberg. There is a humorous story passed down through the family about the time that his group of soldiers got lost during the Civil War. They were very hungry and happened to spy a bee hive in a nearby tree. They cut the hive down from the tree and spread the honey comb on a wagon hitch. When they awoke in the morning, they found a bear had swallowed the entire hitch trying to get all the honey. They had bear meat for breakfast that day.

 

3.  http://www.madmotors.com/FranksWeb/ged/fam/fam01192.htm

Frank website lists death as 27 May 1926

 

Simon Peter married Margaret Richey, 19912, F. Born in 1853. Margaret died on 21 Sep 1906; she was 53.

 

They had the following children:

      133            i.          John, 20494, M (1878-1963)

      134           ii.          Daniel Wade, 20495, M (1879-1962)

      135          iii.          Elzie, 20496, M (1883-1960)

      136          iv.          Charles Emmitt, 19913, M (1886-1970)

      137           v.          Nell, 20497, F (1888-1964)

      138          vi.          Lulu Amanda, 20498, F (1890-1961)

      139         vii.          Lydia Leanna, 20499, F (1895-1965)

 

98. Sarah Elizabeth Rider (John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20841, F. Born on 9 Mar 1852. Sarah Elizabeth died on 30 Sep 1928; she was 76.

 

1.  Spouse unknown 9/2005

 

Sarah Elizabeth married Jess V Hoover, 20848, M.

 

They had one child:

      140            i.          Louisa Jane, 20849, F (1873-1958)

 

99. Martha Jane Mary Rider (John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20842, F. Born on 6 Apr 1856. Martha Jane Mary died in Fayette Co. PA, on 10 Mar 1910; she was 53. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

100. John Calvin Rider (John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20843, M. Born in May 1860. John Calvin died in Fayette Co. PA, on 9 Apr 1929; he was 68. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

On 16 Jan 1894 when John Calvin was 33, he married Emma Malinda Sangstone, 20844, F, in PA. Born on 17 Aug 1870. Emma Malinda died in 1941; she was 70. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

They had the following children:

      141            i.          Nora W, 20845, F (1898-)

      142           ii.          Elizabeth Jane, 20846, F (1905-)

      143          iii.          Margaret Belle, 20847, F (1910-)

 

101. Isaac “Gustaf” Rider (Christopher3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 5876, M. Born in 1848.

 

102. Miles Michael Rider (Christopher3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 12007, M.

 

103. John Newman Rider (Christopher3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 16277, M. Born on 2 Sep 1850.

 

104. George W Rider (Christopher3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 19908, M. Born in 1854.

 

105. Christopher A Rider (Christopher3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20108, M. Born on 2 Jan 1857.

 

106. Franklin Pierce “Frank” Rider (Christopher3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 2C3R, 20863, M. Born on 25 Dec 1858.

 


 

Fifth Generation

—————————————————————————————————————————————

 

107. E. Earl Deffenbaugh (Sylvanus C4, Henry Bowman3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2C2R, 20016, M. Born on 10 Aug 1884 in Fayette Co. PA. E. Earl died in Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA, on 3 Jun 1964; he was 79. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

108. Harry B Deffenbaugh (Sylvanus C4, Henry Bowman3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2C2R, 20017, M. Born on 20 Apr 1887 in Fayette Co. PA. Harry B died in Fayette Co. PA, on 30 Dec 1891; he was 4. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

109. Lola P Deffenbaugh (Sylvanus C4, Henry Bowman3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2C2R, 20018, F. Born on 19 Dec 1892 in Fayette Co. PA. Lola P died in Fayette Co. PA, on 12 Apr 1980; she was 87.

 

On 20 Jun 1923 when Lola P was 30, she married Donald McCann, 20715, M, in Fayette Co. PA. Born on 12 Oct 1894 in Fayette Co. PA. Donald died in Fayette Co. PA, on 27 Dec 1971; he was 77.

 

110. Nellie Deffenbaugh (Sylvanus C4, Henry Bowman3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2C2R, 20019, F. Born on 16 Nov 1897 in Fayette Co. PA. Nellie died in Fayette Co. PA, on 26 Sep 1981; she was 83. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

111. Josiah Newton Johnson Jr. (Josiah Newton4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C2R, 19974, M. Josiah Newton died in Fayette Co. PA. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran, German Twp., Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Tombstone illegible

 

112. Helen E Johnson (Ira Freemont4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C2R, 19976, F. Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Fayette Co., PA.

 

113. Matilda “Mattie” Johnson (Ira Freemont4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C2R, 19977, F. Born in Fayette Co. PA. Matilda “Mattie” died bef 1909 in Fayette Co. PA. Buried in Fairview Cem., Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Died of Typhoid fever

 

114. Frank Johnson (Ira Freemont4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C2R, 20463, M.

 

115. Florence B Johnson (John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), G Aunt, 19725, F. Born on 22 Jul 1886 in PA. Florence B died in PA on 12 Jul 1913; she was 26. Buried in Greendale  Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Lilly - Florence B. Johnson Lilly was born July 22, 1886; died July 12, 1913; aged 26 y. 11 m. 20 d. Her early life was spent with her parents. She was married to John Lilly, which union was blessed with two children, one having preceded her to the other shore. She leaves her husband, one child, her parents, one brother, one sister and a host of relatives and friends, to mourn her early departure. Three weeks before she died she expressed a desire to live a life of service and usefulness to the Lord and wanted to be admitted into the Church. She was baptized on Sunday evening in her parents' home and as the dread disease, tuberculosis, weakened the physical body the spirit became stronger. Services at the home and at the Masontown Mennonite Church by E. D. Hess, assisted by John Baker of the Brethren Church. Text, Num. 23:10. Her early departure is a strong warning to the unsaved. (ref: Gospel Herald)

 

2.  Resided in Smithfield, PA

 

3.  Two children.  One predeceased her.

 

Florence B married John Lilly, 19979, M.

 

Donald E. LILLEY, 53 years, of Fairchance, Pa., died Friday, February

13, 2004 in Uniontown Hospital Emergency Room, Uniontown, Pa. He was

born May 13, 1950 in Uniontown, Pa., son of William Thomas LILLEY and

Helen Barbara DAVID Lilley McCoy. Donald was a member of Ford Memorial

United Methodist Church in Ford City, Pa. He was predeceased his parents

and also father-in-law and mother-in-law, Blackie and Alice Swaney.

Surviving are his wife, Florence June SWANEY Lilley, and two children,

Jennifer LILLEY Collins and husband Michael COLLINS and Chris LILLEY.

   Also survived by brothers and sisters: Jerry David and Dena Sharp,

Bill and Betty Lilley, Robert and Betty Lilley, Jimmy LILLEY, Marty

LILLEY, Beatrice LILLEY Glover and husband, Gerald; Delores LILLEY

Smallwood and husband, Robert; Pauline Lilley; Marsha LILLEY Reese and

husband, Herb; Barb LILLEY Kalamets and husband, Joe; and Kathy LILLEY

Bedson and husband, Lance; and many nieces and nephews.  DEAN C.

WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today

from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, February 16, until 10 a.m., the

hour of Service with Rev. Fr. David J. Nazimek officiating. Interment

will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa.  In lieu of lowers,

memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation,

American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society.

 

Marissa and Chris <Marissaandchris@comcast.net>

Thursday, March 9, 2006

The Donald E. Lilley you have listed (The Obituary) is my father, but he married Florence June Swaney, and their are two children, me and my sister but we're not the one's you have listed. Here is where the confusion comes from, the night my Father died at Uniontown Hospital, There was coincidentally another Donald Lilley, who also died that night. I have been searching for any information on my father's father William Thomas Lilley but I've come up with nothing, and I keep stumbling over the Other Lilley line. I think the other Lilley line is mostly from the Uniontown, Pa area, whereas, my Lilley's are from the Oliphant Furnace, Pa area (which is only 5 minutes away) which again, brings in the confusion. I'm not sure if there is a connection between the families because I can't find anything on William Thomas Lilley, there is also confusion because there is another Line from Smithfield, PA (5 minutes other direction!) well I've rambled enough, just wanted to clear up that part of your tree for you,  Chris Lilley

 

 

2.  1900 United States Federal Census

Name:  John A Lilley

Home in 1900:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Age:  21

Estimated birth year:  1879

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Relationship to head-of-house:  Son

Year: 1900; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1410; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 29

 

1900 United States Federal Census

Name:  John L Lilley

Home in 1900:  Jefferson, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Age:  14

Estimated birth year:  1886

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Relationship to head-of-house:  Son

Year: 1900; Census Place: Jefferson, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1410; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 34.

 

1910 United States Federal Census Recordinfo

about John Lilly

Name:  John Lilly

Age in 1910:  31

Estimated birth year:  abt 1879

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Home in 1910:  Masontown Boro, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Year: 1910; Census Place: Masontown Boro, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Series: T624; Roll: 1345; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 46; Part: 2; Line: 12.

 

 

1920 United States Federal Census

Name:  John Lilley

Age:  41 years

Estimated birth year:  abt 1879

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Home in 1920:  German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Home owned:  Own

Sex:  Male

Marital status:  Married

Relation to Head of House:  Head

Able to read:  Yes

Able to Write:  Yes

Mother's Birth Place:  Pennsylvania

Father's Birth Place:  Pennsylvania

Image:  249

Year: 1920; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1569; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 249.

 

1920 United States Federal Census Recordinfo

about John P Lilley

Name:  John P Lilley

Age:  29 years

Estimated birth year:  abt 1891

Birthplace:  Pennsylvania

Race:  White

Home in 1920:  Uniontown Ward 5, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Home owned:  Rent

Sex:  Male

Marital status:  Married

Relation to Head of House:  Head

Able to read:  Yes

Able to Write:  Yes

Mother's Birth Place:  Pennsylvania

Father's Birth Place:  Pennsylvania

Image:  180

 Year: 1920; Census Place: Uniontown Ward 5, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1571; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 180.

 

They had the following children:

      144            i.          UNNAMED, 19981, ?

      145           ii.          Viola Christina, 19982, F (1913-1914)

 

116. Homer Newton Johnson (John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Grandfather, 33, M. Born on 22 Jan 1889 in Woodside, Nicholson Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Homer Newton died in Harvey, Cook Co., IL, on 15 Jul 1970; he was 81. Buried on 17 Jul 1970 in Cedar Park Cemetery, Calumet Park, IL.

 

1.  Woodside  Pennsylvania  Fayette County  39:50:00 N 079:50:55 W   1022 ft

 

2. 1900; Census Place: Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1411; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 42.

Name:      Homer N Johnson

Home in 1900:     Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Age:     11

Estimated birth year:     1889

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Relationship to head-of-house:     Son

 

 

Name:      Homer Johnson

Age in 1910:     20

Estimated birth year:     1889

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Home in 1910:     4-WD DETROIT, Wayne, Michigan

Race:     White

Gender:     Male

Series:     T624

Roll:     681

Part:     2

Page:     236B

Year:     1910

 

1920 US Federal Census - Ancestry.com

 Johnson, Homer N  

  Age: 31

 Year: 1920

  Birthplace: Pennsylvania

 Roll:  T625_802

  Race: White

 Page:  3B

  State: Michigan

 ED:  88

  County: Wayne

 Image:  705

  Township: Detroit

 

1930 US Federal Census - Ancestry.com

Name:    Homer Johnson

Age:    41 years 

Estimated birth year:    1888

Birthplace:    Pennsylvania

Relation to Head-of-house:    Head

Race:    White

Home in 1930:    South Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois

Occupation:   

Education:   

Military Service:   

Rent/home value:    1900

Age at first marriage:    28

Parents' birthplace:    PA

 

3..  Rev. B. G. Waters officiated at funeral from W. E. Kerr Chapel

 

4.  Social Security Death Index 

      Homer JOHNSON 

    Birth Date: 22 Jan 1889 

    Death Date: Jul 1970 

    Social Security Number:  360-01-3919 

    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Illinois

 

  Death Residence Localities

    ZIP Code: 60426 

    Localities:  Dixmoor, Cook, Illinois

  Harvey, Cook, Illinois

  Markham, Cook, Illinois

  Phoenix, Cook, Illinois

  

5.  Family story:  #1 Homer ran away from home when he was between 10 and 12 years old after disagreement with his  parents over religion .  He supposedly traveled out west to Washington State.  #2  He was one of the youngest  of 10-12 children and his family was well-to-do.

His father supposedly became a large landowner in the Chicago area including owning the land where either Flossmoor Country Club or a race track was built.  When he died the children  supposedly fought each  other over the inheritance and by the time all the suits were over the only ones with anything were the lawyers.

 

2005 - We have absolutely no idea where this story originated but both Sandie and I remember hearing it.  I wonder if this could have actually been Grandma’s family as Busse’s were wealthy landowners in the Chicago area.  Although I believe her grandfather Fred Busse was born in Germany, he was in Addison, DuPage Co., IL which was a prominent Busse area.

 

6.  Homer applied (or at least Carrie applied as the envelope was in her handwriting) for a delayed special registration of birth in October of 1942 under a law passed in 1941 that allowed this.  In his application he lists his occupation as steam fitter and his residence as R. R. #2, Chicago Heights, IL. There is an affidavit signed by John Elsworth Johnson attached that says he is the father.  There is also an affidavit of one Elizabeth M. Honsaker who says he has known Homer for 53 years and that she is a non-relative to the applicant. The record is filed as #1982 of 1942 and dated October 14, 1942.

 

In 1917 when Homer Newton was 27, he married Caroline Alvine Christine Busse, Grandmother, 34, F, daughter of Wilhelm Busse, 37, M (Dec 1859-~1910) & W. Emilie “Sophia” Christine Thurnau, 2651, F (23 Oct 1864-29 Feb 1948). Born on 21 Aug 1889 in Eagle Lake, Will Co., IL. Christened in St. Johns, Eagle Lake, IL. Caroline Alvine Christine died in Harvey, Cook Co., IL, on 7 Jul 1970; she was 80. Buried on 9 Jul 1970 in Cedar Park Cemetery, Calumet Park, IL.

 

1.  Called Carrie

 

2.  1900 Census  Foxhome, Wilkin County, MN

William Busse, head, w, m, Dec 1859, 40, m, 18, Illinois, Germany,

Germany, hardware dealer

Sophia Busse, wife, w, f,  Oct 1864, 35, m, 18, 6, 4, Illinois, Germany,

Germany

Alvina Busse, daughter, w, f,  Oct 1884, 15, s, Illinois, Illinois,

Illinois, at school

Carrie Busse, daughter, w, f, August 1889, 10, s, Illinois, Illinois,

Illinois, at school

Paula Busse, daughter, w, f, June 1891, 9, s, Illinois, Illinois, Illinois

William Busse, son, w, m, Apr 1899, 1, s, Minnesota, Illinois, Illinois

Frida Thurnau (looks like Thurman?), boarder, w, f, Mar 1878, 22, s, 

Illinois, Germany, German, millinary

William Graby(?), boarder, w, m, Aug 1856, 43, s, Illiniois, Germany,

Germany, Day Laborer

(index looked like Bouss)

 

1910 Wilkin County Minnesota Census:   Carrie Busse,  20, born IL, a servant for the Wells family in 1st Ward, Brekenridge MN (I think this is grandma!)

Name:   Carrie Busse

Age in 1910:  20

Estimated birth year:  abt 1890

Birthplace:  Illinois

Home in 1910:  1-Wd Breckenridge, Wilkin, Minnesota

Neighbors: 

Race:  White

Gender:  Female

 

3.  Rev. G. G. Waters officiated at funeral from W. E. Kerr Chapel.

 

4.  Supposedly met Homer after she took a trip by train to Washington State.  Her parents moved from Eagle Lake, IL to Fulda, MN and then the area around Breckenridge, MN.  They may have also live for a while across the river in ND.  Her brother William did live in ND.  We do not know if she traveled to Washington from MN or from IL. 

 

5.  After their marriage they eventually settled in Detroit, MI and then came back to IL where they lived in South Chicago Heights and Harvey.  When I was a little girl they lived in an apartment in Harvey but eventually they bought a small house in Harvey and lived there until their deaths.

 

They had the following children:

      146            i.          Robert Frederick, 31, M (1919-1973)

      147           ii.          Charles, 815, M (1921-1998)

 

117. Violet C Johnson (John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), G Aunt, 19726, F. Born on 11 May 1892 in PA. Violet C died in PA on 8 Aug 1985; she was 93. Buried in Greendale  Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Image source:     Year: 1900; Census Place: Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1411; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 42.

Name:      Violet C Johnson

Home in 1900:     Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Age:     8

Estimated birth year:     1892

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Relationship to head-of-house:     Daughter

 

 

2.  Name:      Violet Crowe

SSN:     161-50-1285

Last Residence:     15461  Masontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Born:     11 May 1892

Died:     Aug 1985

State (Year) SSN issued:     Pennsylvania (1973 )

 

3.  Children listed in 1930 census:

Edith, Velma, Hale, Wilma and Alice

 

Violet C married Orville B Crowe, 19980, M. Born on 10 Dec 1889. Orville B died in Freedom, PA, on 2 Feb 1990; he was 100. Buried in Greendale  Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Lived Masontown and then Ambridge.

 

2.  Name:      Orville B. Crowe

SSN:     193-10-3711

Last Residence:     15461  Masontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Born:     10 Dec 1889

Died:     2 Feb 1990

State (Year) SSN issued:     Pennsylvania (Before 1951 )

 

3.  From:  History of Fayette Co., pg 765

A Crow family was early in Springhill Twp. A Michael Crow, born in MD near Williamsport was the first of the name to settle in Springhill.  He married Hannah Huhn and they owned the property known as Crow’s Mills.  Jacob Crow was at one time treasurer of Fayette Co. and the Hon. Alexander Crow, of New Geneva, was associate judge.  The family is noted for its firm adherence to the principles of the Democratic party.

 

4.  Name:      Orville Crow

Age:     30 years

Estimated birth year:     abt 1890

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Race:     White

Home in 1920:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Roll:     T625_1569

Page:     24A

ED:     45

Image:     0482

Living next door to John and Hattie.  They are listed as Elworth and Mary Harriet Johnson

 

Name:      Orville Crow

Age:     40

Estimated birth year:     abt 1890

Birthplace:     Pennsylvania

Relation to head-of-house:     Head

Spouse's Name:     Violet Crow

Race:     White

Home in 1930:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Image source:     Year: 1930; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2039; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 818.0.

 

They had the following children:

      148            i.          Edith, 19983, F (1914-)

      149           ii.          Clifford Gale, 19984, M (1916-1920)

      150          iii.          Velma, 19985, F (1920-)

      151          iv.          Clifton Gale, 19986, M (1920-1993)

      152           v.          Wilma, 19987, F (1925-)

      153          vi.          Alice, 19988, F (1927-)

      154         vii.          Lester R, 19989, M (1931-1988)

 

118. Mildred Coldren (Ella M Deffenbaugh4, Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2C2R, 21692, F. Born on 10 Nov 1906 in Masontown, Fayette Co. PA. Mildred died in Wooster, OH, on 8 Jul 1985; she was 78.

 

1.  Name:   Mildred Coldren

Spouse:  Otto Roosevelt Pete Younkin

Parents:  William K Coldren , Ella   Deffenbaugh

Birth Place:  Masontown, PA

Birth Date:  10 November 1906

Marriage Date:  26 March 1927

Death Place:  Wooster, OH

Death Date:  8 July 1985

 

119. George Mack (Maria L. “Louise” Deffenbaugh4, Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2C2R, 21942, M. Born on 14 Nov 1885.

 

120. Frank Mack (Maria L. “Louise” Deffenbaugh4, Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2C2R, 21943, M. Born on 5 Aug 1889.

 

Frank married Virginia Arison, 21965, F.

 

They had the following children:

      155            i.          Blanche, 21966, F

      156           ii.          Louise, 21967, F (1914-)

 

121. William Jacob Alexander Mack (Maria L. “Louise” Deffenbaugh4, Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2C2R, 21944, M. Born on 7 Sep 1891.

 

William Jacob Alexander married Marie Varndell, 21968, F. Born in Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

They had the following children:

      157            i.          George, 21969, M (1915-)

      158           ii.          Laverne, 21970, F (1924-)

 

122. Lester Mack (Maria L. “Louise” Deffenbaugh4, Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2C2R, 21945, M. Born on 12 Sep 1897.

 

123. Bessie Ethel Johnson (Martha Elzoe “Mattie” Deffenbaugh4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C1R, 21980, F. Born on 28 Jun 1888. Bessie Ethel died in FL on 3 Mar 1979; she was 90.

 

Bessie Ethel married Harry F McPherson, 22159, M. Born in 1893 in Elliottville, PA. Harry F died in FL on 28 Mar 1969; he was 76.

 

124. Dr. Sylvie Lloyd Johnson (Martha Elzoe “Mattie” Deffenbaugh4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C1R, 21981, M. Born on 17 Dec 1890 in Masontown, Fayette Co. PA. Sylvie Lloyd died in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD, on 4 Feb 1958; he was 67.

 

Sylvie Lloyd married Mary Florence Franzen, 22160, F. Born on 13 Jun 1890 in Blue Earth, MN. Mary Florence died in West Dennis, Barnstable Co., MA, on 11 Mar 1981; she was 90.

 

125. Bertha Edna Johnson (Martha Elzoe “Mattie” Deffenbaugh4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C1R, 21982, F. Born on 21 Apr 1895 in OH. Bertha Edna died in Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA, on 21 Mar 1957; she was 61. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

Did she marry a Mickey?

 

On 11 Sep 1915 when Bertha Edna was 20, she married William Pierce Mickey, 22161, M, in Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA. Born on 2 Jan 1892 in Fairchance, Fayette Co., PA. William Pierce died in Masontown, Fayette Co. PA, on 15 Dec 1970; he was 78. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

126. child Deffenbaugh (Chauncey George4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 22153, ? Born on 21 Jun 1901. child died in 1901; he was <1.

 

127. Chester Ray Deffenbaugh (Chauncey George4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 22154, M. Born on 15 Oct 1902. Chester Ray died on 28 Mar 1904; he was 1.

 

128. Chauncey Lloyd Deffenbaugh (Chauncey George4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 22152, M. Born on 23 Nov 1905. Chauncey Lloyd died on 27 Sep 1993; he was 87.

 

129. child Deffenbaugh (Chauncey George4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 22155, ? Born on 7 Jan 1907. child died in 1907; he was <1.

 

130. Juanita Katherine Deffenbaugh (Chauncey George4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 22156, F. Born on 31 Aug 1910.

 

131. child Deffenbaugh (Chauncey George4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 22157, ? Born in 1911. child died in 1911; he was <1.

 

132. Mabel Eleanor Deffenbaugh (Chauncey George4, Christian3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 22158, F. Born on 21 Dec 1918. Mabel Eleanor died in 1943; she was 24.

 

133. John Rider (Simon Peter4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20494, M. Born in 1878. John died on 20 Nov 1963; he was 85.

 

John married Sarah Bailes, 20507, F.

 

134. Daniel Wade Rider (Simon Peter4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20495, M. Born on 17 Sep 1879. Daniel Wade died in 1962; he was 82.

 

On 10 Jun 1908 when Daniel Wade was 28, he married Mollie Bosley, 20506, F.

 

135. Elzie Rider (Simon Peter4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20496, M. Born in 1883. Elzie died in 1960; he was 77.

 

Elzie married Nettie West, 20505, F.

 

136. Charles Emmitt Rider (Simon Peter4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 19913, M. Born on 13 Mar 1886 in Georges Twp., Fayette Co., PA. Charles Emmitt died in Fairchance, PA, on 18 Nov 1970; he was 84.

 

1.  Notes from Marie Rider:

Known as “Charlie-on-the-hill”.

 

2.  Described by family as very strict parent and unsociable neighbor.

 

Charles Emmitt married Matilda Ruth Miller, 19914, F. Born on 5 Jan 1894 in Fairchance, Fayette Co., PA.

 

They had the following children:

      159            i.          Charles Emmitt, 19915, M (1915-1977)

      160           ii.          Elaine, 19916, F

 

137. Nell Rider (Simon Peter4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20497, F. Born on 10 Jun 1888. Nell died on 22 Oct 1964; she was 76.

 

Nell first married Jones R Abraham, 20503, M.

 

Nell second married Fred Fair, 20504, M.

 

138. Lulu Amanda Rider (Simon Peter4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20498, F. Born in 1890. Lulu Amanda died on 2 Mar 1961; she was 71.

 

On 21 Oct 1929 when Lulu Amanda was 39, she married Wilbur E Wilson, 20500, M.

 

139. Lydia Leanna Rider (Simon Peter4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20499, F. Born in 1895. Lydia Leanna died on 8 Jun 1965; she was 70.

 

Lydia Leanna first married Paul G Darrall, 20501, M.

 

Lydia Leanna second married Dewey Muncy, 20502, M.

 

140. Louisa Jane Hoover (Sarah Elizabeth Rider4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20849, F. Born on 23 Nov 1873 in German Twp.,  Fayette Co., PA. Louisa Jane died in Uniontown, Fayette Co., P, on 12 Jun 1958; she was 84. Buried in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Married George Brinton McClelland Heeter

 

141. Nora W Rider (John Calvin4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20845, F. Born in 1898.

 

142. Elizabeth Jane Rider (John Calvin4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20846, F. Born on 28 May 1905.

 

143. Margaret Belle Rider (John Calvin4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 3C2R, 20847, F. Born on 22 Aug 1910.

 


 

Sixth Generation

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144. Lilly (Florence B Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C1R, 19981, ?

 

145. Viola Christina Lilly (Florence B Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C1R, 19982, F. Born on 3 May 1913 in PA. Viola Christina died in PA on 2 Jun 1914; she was 1. Buried in  prob. Greendale or Mennonite Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Lilly. - Viola Christina Lilly, daughter of John and Sister Florence Lilly, was born May 3, 1913; died June 2, 1914; aged 1 y. 29 d. She had never been very strong and on the morning of the 2nd passed quietly away. She is survived by her father and many other relatives and friends. Her mother died about a year ago. Services by E. D. Hess from I Sam. 20:3. (Gospel Herald)

 

146. Robert Frederick Johnson (Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Father, 31, M. Born on 8 Apr 1919 in Detroit, MI. Christened in Prebyterian Church, Morrisville, PA. Robert Frederick died in CA in Jun 1973; he was 54. Buried in Adams Cemetery, Crete, IL.

 

1.  Served in WWII and was stationed in Washington State for part of his tour of duty.  After his discharge he returned to work at Victor Chemical in Chicago Heights  and attended Indiana University extension concentrating in accounting. 

 

2.  About 1948/49 he was transferred to the new Victor plant in Morrisville, PA where he was the office manager and traffic manager.  He was active in the Traffic Club, played in a men’s softball league and participated on a local bowling team.

 

3.  During 1960 he was transferred back to the Chicago area and he and Lois settled in Hazel Crest, IL where they both commuted to Chicago to work.  A few years later he was transferred to NY and he and Lois settled in West Caldwell, NJ.  The next transfer took them to CA where Bob worked in San Francisco.  They lived in Walnut Creek, CA.

 

4.  Obit

Robert F. Johnson of Walnut Creek, Calif., formerly of this area, died Wednesday at Joh Muir Memorial hospital in Walnut Creek.

 

Services will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at Spindler-Koelling Cret chapel.  The Rev. F

Charles Guigle, pastor of the United Church of Christ, will officiate and burial will be in Adams

Cemetery in Crete.

 

Friends may call at the chapel today from 2 to 10 p.m.

 

Mr. Johnson was born April 8, 1919, in Michigan.  He was employed by Stauffer Chemical in Chicago Heights and graduated from Bloom high school.  He was also a veteran of World War II.

 

Surviving are his wife Lois; two daughters, Patricia Mount of Amherst, Mass., and Sandra Wright of Milford, Conn.; a brother, Charles of Chicago Heights and four grandchildren.

************

 

Nephew of the L. Adams Dies

Robert F. Johnson of Walnut Creek, Calif., formerly of this area, died recently at John Muir Memorial Hospital in Walut Creek.

 

Servides were held at Spindler-Koelling Crete Chapel.  The Rev. F. Charles Guigle, pastor of the United Church of Christ, officiated and burial was in Adams Cemetery in Crete.

 

Mr. Johnson was born April 8, 1919, in Michgan.  He was employed by Stauffer Chemical in Chicago Heights and graduated from Bloom High School. 

 

He was also a veteran of World War II.

 

Surviving are his wife, Lois; two daughters, Patricia Mount of Amherst, Mass., and Sandra Wright of Milford, Conn.; a brother, Charles of Chicago Heights, and four grandchildren.  Also surviving are his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Adams, 1423 Vincennes, Crete and numerous cousins in the Crete area.

 

(I corrected all the typos in this obit.  Also Les and Ida were Mom’s aunt and uncle, not Dad’s.)

 

5.  Social Security Number:  329-07-7080 

State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Illinois

 

6.  I have a note payable to “my grandson” signed by his Grandmother Busse (Kuersten) in the amount of $100.00.  She borrowed the money from him shortly after her second husband, Charles Kuersten, died.

 

Misc:  Daddy always hated onions and said it was from working in the onion fields in Blue Island.

 

7.  Name:      Robert F Johnson

Age:     11

Estimated birth year:     abt 1919

Relation to head-of-house:     Son

Father's Name:     Homer Johnson

Mother's Name:     Carsie Johnson

Home in 1930:     South Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois

Image source:     Year: 1930; Census Place: South Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 415; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 2030; Image: 297.0.

 

On 15 Aug 1941 when Robert Frederick was 22, he married Lois June Hartmann, Mother, 32, F, daughter of Arnold Charles Hartmann, 58, M (9 Dec 1891-26 Jun 1954) & Katherine “Kate” Elenore Klemme, 51, F (23 Oct 1894-23 Nov 1973), in 1st Congregational Church, Steger, IL. Born on 4 Oct 1921 in South Chicago Heights, IL. Lois June died in Branford, CT, on 5 Apr 1984; she was 62. Buried in Restland Memorial Park, Hanover, New Jersey.

 

1.  August 16, 1941, Steger, IL (probably in the church bulletin)

Last night in a beautiful candle-lit floral setting, marriage lines were read in the Steger Church for Mr. Bob Johnson and Miss Lois Hartmann.  Mrs. Sarah Shelby played the wedding march and accompanied Miss Marjorie Hartmann who sang "I love you Truly."  Following the marriage cermony friends of the bride and groom extended greetings to the young couple at the reception held in the church parlor.

 

2.  Lois was a talented artist and when she was in school she used to make greeting cards and sell them for extra money.  She was offered a college scholarship in art but was forced to decline it.  She used her background in art during her career in advertising.

 

3.  During WWII she worked as a telephone operator as did her mother and her sister.

 

4.  After moving from Steger, IL to Morrisville, PA, after WWII, she was active as a Brownie leader and as the Superintendent of the Sunday School for the First Presbyterian Church.

 

5.  She liked to garden and she particularly liked bearded iris.  She often used them to make corsages for special events and in arrangements for local flower shows.

 

6.  She went to work in the advertising department of S. P. Dunham Department Store in Trenton, NJ during the late 1950’s and worked there until Bob’s transfer back to Chicago.  She then worked for an advertising agency in the Loop.  When Bob’s next transfer took them back to the East Coast, she worked for an advertising agency (Hayden) in Montclair, NJ.  Upon their move to   Walnut  Creek, CA she became very active in the Newcomer’s Club and worked on the scripts for their variety  show.  After Bob’s death, she moved back to the East Coast and settled in Stratford, CT at Oronoque  Village where she worked on the Villager newspaper.  She eventually went back to work at the Westport News  in Westport, CT and was employed there until her death.

 

7.  Westport News (CT), Wednesday, August 9, 1978

 

Lois J. Johnson of Stratford was married to George Thomas Marshall of Montclair, New Jersey on Saturday, July 29 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Samuel Meyer, in West Orange, New Jersey. The Rev. Herbert H. Donovan, Jr. Rector of St. Luke Episcopal Church in Montclair performed the ceremony.

 

Matron of Honor was Mrs. Marjorie Schlosser, sister of the bride of Park Forest South, Illinois. Best Man was Stanley G. Bedford of Nutley, New Jersey, Judge of the Superior Court, State of New Jersey.

 

A garden reception and champagne buffet followed the ceremony.

 

The bride is an administrative assistant on the Wesport News.  The groom, a graduate of Bard College of Columbia University, is a public relations consultant.

 

The couple is planning a trip to California in the fall and will reside in Stratford.

 

8.  The Register, New Haven, CT - 6 Apr 1984

Lois H. Marshall, 62

Stratford - Lois Hartmann Johnson Marshall 62, of 61A Cheyenne Lane, Oronoque  Village, died Thursday (5 Apr 1984) at Connecticut Hospice, Branford, after a brief illness.  She was the wife of G. Thomas Marshall.

 

Mrs. marshall was born in South Chicago Heights, Ill., Oct. 4, 1921, daughter of the late Arnold and Catherine Klemme Hartmann, and was a resident of Walnut Creek, Calif., before moving to Stratford 10 years ago.  She was an assistant to the advertising and news director of Brooks Newspapers Inc., Westport.  She was co-founder of the Oronoque Village monthly publications, and was formerly associated with the Hayden Advertising Co., of Montclair, N.J.

 

In addition to her husband, she leaves two daughters, Patricia A. Mount of Amherst, Mass., and Sandra J. Wright of Orange; one sister, Marjorie H. Schlosser of University Park, Ill., and four grandchildren.

 

Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Restland Memorial Park, Hanover, N.J. The Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St. Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

 

9.  Oronoque Villager - May 1984

Losi Johnson Marshall 1921-1984

 

The first we heard of Lois was when a neighbor said, “There’s a talented woman who just moved to Cheyenne Lane.  She’d like to  work on the Villager.”  Naturally we wasted no time reaching her by phone.  “Sure,” she said, “I’ll help.  What do you want me to do?”

 

It turned out that Lois could do almost anything on a newspaper.  She had been media director and copywriter for several department stores and advertising agencies in New Jersey and Chicago.  Recently widowed, then, back in 1975, she moved east from California to be near her two daughters.

 

But her choice for a job on the Village was layout - a spot where we desperately needed help.  And for nine years she was layout and production chief for our village paper.  One weekend each month her home was the focus of activiity as other staff members came and went, working under her direction to pull the issue together.

 

Warm friendships were formed in the doing, because Lois had a knack of making work seem like fun.  Her quick perception of what was right, her boundless creative ideas showed up in every Villager, and her gay personality inspired the rest of us.  For her, this was a labor of love.  She gave unstintingly of her precious time, for Lois had remarried and also had a demanding job as assistant to the advertising and news director for the Brooks Newspaper Syndicate in Westport.  But she always found time for the Villager.

 

This giving of herself in all areas of her life was perhaps her greatest talent.  Ask her neighbors.  Ask her many friends.  Ask Tom, her husband who so generously shared her with us.  We all felt her energy, her sensitivity to the needs of others, her caring.

 

The last time I saw Lois, her concern was typically not for herselt, “How is everything going on the paper?” she wanted to know.

 

“It’s not the same without you,” I told her, holding her hand.

 

And it never will be.

 

Ruth Byrne Kelly

 

10.  Buried in Marshall Plot in NJ

 

Misc:

 

She played a fluglehorn or something similar in Junior High.

She was a pretty good tennis player in her youth.

 

They had the following children:

      161            i.          Patricia Ann, 2, F

      162           ii.          Sandra Jean, 50, F

 

147. Charles Johnson (Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Uncle, 815, M. Born on 28 Sep 1921 in IL. Charles died in Chicago Heights, Cook Co., IL, on 5 Aug 1998; he was 76.

 

1.  CHARLES JOHNSON b.  28 Sep 1921 d. 05 Aug 1998

(Chicago Heights, Cook, IL 60411)

SS#333-18-5554

7/25/01 - I think this is Chuck. pjm

 

2.  Name:      Charles H Johnson

Age:     8

Estimated birth year:     abt 1922

Relation to head-of-house:     Son

Father's Name:     Homer Johnson

Mother's Name:     Carrie Johnson

Home in 1930:     South Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois

Image source:     Year: 1930; Census Place: South Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 415; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 2030; Image: 297.0.

 

Charles married Pearl, 2488, F. Born on 3 Apr 1929. Pearl died in Chicago Heights, Cook Co., IL, in Feb 1981; she was 51.

 

PEARL JOHNSON b. 03 Apr 1929  d.   Feb 1981                                         

(Chicago Heights, Cook, IL 60411                                                                                                                                                          SS#348-22-1877

7/25/01 -  I think this is Aunt Pearl. pjm

5/2005 - Wonder if there are two Pearl Johnson’s?  For some reason I felt she was still alive when Mom died but then I didn’t ask Chuck when I called to tell him about Mom.

 

They had the following children:

      163            i.          Gary, 2489, M

      164           ii.          Beverly, 2490, F

 

148. Edith Crowe (Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C1R, 19983, F. Born in Sep 1914 in Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Name:      Edith Crow

Age:     15

Estimated birth year:     abt 1915

Relation to head-of-house:     Daughter

Father's Name:     Orville Crow

Mother's Name:     Violet Crow

Home in 1930:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Image source:     Year: 1930; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2039; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 818.0.

 

2.  Herman and Edith resided at 869 E. Maiden St., Washington, PA.  Phone:  724-225-3594.  We traveled to Washington, PA and tried to locate her the 8 Jun 2005.  The neighbor told me that she sold her home and moved to be closer to one of her sisters.  An on-line search records her living in Salisbury, PA in June of 2005.

 

Edith married Herman Romesburg, 19991, M. Born in 1914. Herman died in 1970; he was 56. Buried in Greendale  Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

149. Clifford Gale Crowe (Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C1R, 19984, M. Born on 27 Oct 1916 in PA. Clifford Gale died in PA on 20 Apr 1920; he was 3. Buried in Greendale Mennonite Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

150. Velma Crowe (Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C1R, 19985, F. Born in 1920 in Fayette Co. PA. Buried in Fairview Church of the Brethern Cem., Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Lived Masontown, PA

 

2.  One child

 

3.  Name:      Velma Crow

Age:     10

Estimated birth year:     abt 1920

Relation to head-of-house:     Daughter

Father's Name:     Orville Crow

Mother's Name:     Violet Crow

Home in 1930:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Image source:     Year: 1930; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2039; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 818.0.

 

  1. ZabaSearch on 11 Jun 2005 reports a Velma Merryman at New Castle, PA.

 

Velma married Galen Merryman, 19990, M. Born in ~1907. Galen died on 5 Jul 1966; he was 59. Buried in Fairview Cem., Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1. Merryman, Galen - age 52 years, 9 months and 5 days, a former resident of Masontown, died suddenly at his home in New Castle, Tuesday, July 5, 1966, at 4 p.m. He was the son of Grace Clark Merryman of New Castle and the late Sylvester Merryman. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Velma Crowe Merryman; a son, O'Dell of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Gladys DeBolt of Detroit, Mich.  Leyde-Tanner Funeral Home, New Castle and David J. Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown. Services Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Roth officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers: Warren Berkshire, Warren Merryman, Christie DeBolt, Herbert DeBolt, Lester McCann and Alvin Diamond. (ref: local newspaper)

 

They had one child:

      165            i.          O’Dell, 19992, M

 

151. Clifton Gale Crowe (Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C1R, 19986, M. Born on 16 Nov 1920 in PA. Clifton Gale died in PA on 2 May 1993; he was 72. Buried in Greendale  Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.   Clifton G. Crowe, 72, of Freedom, formerly of Masontown, died Sunday, May 2, 1993, at home. He was born November 16, 1920, son of the late Orville and Violet Johnson Crowe. He was a member of Masontown Brethren Church. He is survived by his wife, Betty Clark Crowe, a son, Clifton Crow; a daughter, Sharon Montagna; five grandchildren; one great grandchild, and sisters, Edith Romesburg, Velma Merryman, Wilma Cunningham, and Alice Rembold. John Matter Funeral Home, 1133 Church St., Ambridge, PA. Services Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Masontown Brethren Church. Interment in Greendale Cemetery, Fayette County. (ref: Herald Standard)

 

2.  Shows on 1930 census as Hale Crow.

Name:      Hale Crow

Age:     9

Estimated birth year:     abt 1921

Relation to head-of-house:     Son

Father's Name:     Orville Crow

Mother's Name:     Violet Crow

Home in 1930:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Image source:     Year: 1930; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2039; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 818.0.

 

Clifton Gale married Betty Clark, 19993, F. Buried in Greendale  Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

They had the following children:

      166            i.          Clifton, 19994, M

      167           ii.          Sharon, 19995, F

 

152. Wilma Crowe (Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C1R, 19987, F

Wilma married Harry Cunningham, 19996, M.

 

153. Alice Crowe (Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C1R, 19988, F. Born in Fayette Co. PA.

 

1.  Name:      Alice Crow

Age:     3

Estimated birth year:     abt 1927

Relation to head-of-house:     Daughter

Father's Name:     Orville Crow

Mother's Name:     Violet Crow

Home in 1930:     German, Fayette, Pennsylvania

Image source:      Year: 1930; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2039; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 818.0.

 

Alice married Edgar Rembold, 19997, M. Born in 1926 in PA.

 

1.  Father:  Homer Rembold

(for ref: Rembold.- Homer Oscar, 101, Salisbury, Pa., died June 19. Spouse: Nettie Grace Livengood Rembold (15 Feb 1899-15 May 1993, 94 yrs); dau/o Wilson Livengood and Lizzie Otto (Livengood). Parents: Amos Rembold and Anna Slabaugh. Survivors: children Thelma Shoemaker, Edgar, Olin, Cleo Saylor; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 22 at Springs (Pa.) Mennonite Church. (ref: The Mennonite)

 

 

They had one child:

      168            i.          Darius Gay, 19998, M (1952-1966)

 

154. Lester R Crowe (Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1C1R, 19989, M. Born on 30 May 1931 in PA. Lester R died on 16 Nov 1988; he was 57. Buried in See note: Greendale Mennonite Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

1.  Sister Edith has provided stone at Greendale, however he was not buried there.  Paul Honsacker says Lester was cremated while living out of state and  the disposition of the remains was unknown.

 

155. Blanche Mack (Frank5, Maria L. “Louise” Deffenbaugh4, Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C1R, 21966, F.

 

156. Louise Mack (Frank5, Maria L. “Louise” Deffenbaugh4, Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C1R, 21967, F. Born on 7 Nov 1914.

 

157. George Mack (William Jacob Alexander5, Maria L. “Louise” Deffenbaugh4, Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C1R, 21969, M. Born on 27 May 1915.

 

158. Laverne Mack (William Jacob Alexander5, Maria L. “Louise” Deffenbaugh4, Conrad3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 3C1R, 21970,

 

159. Charles Emmitt Rider (Charles Emmitt5, Simon Peter4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 4C1R, 19915, M. Born on 1 Mar 1915 in Fairchance, PA. Charles Emmitt died in Elyria, OH, on 6 Aug 1977; he was 62.

 

1.  Parents of: C. Emmitt Rider 111, Donald Rider

 

On 14 Feb 1942 when Charles Emmitt was 26, he married Thelma G Caton, 19917, F, in El Paso, TX. Born on 10 Feb 1917 in Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA. Thelma G died in Mesa, AZ, on 8 Feb 2003; she was 85.

 

160. Elaine Rider (Charles Emmitt5, Simon Peter4, John Deffenbaugh3, Barbary Rebecca Deffenbaugh2, Conrad1), 4C1R, 19916, F.

 

 

Seventh Generation

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161. Patricia Ann Johnson (Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Source, 2, F. Born in Chicago Heights, Cook Co., IL. Christened in Congregational Church, Crete, IL.

 

 

 

Patricia Ann married Mark Samuel Mount Ph.D., 1, M, son of Verner Mason Mount, 8, M (28 Jun 1907-1 May 1985) & Bertha Eulalia Cole, 9, F (12 Jul 1909-16 May 1995), in 1st Congregational, Steger, IL. Born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN. Christened in First Christian Church, Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN.

They had the following children:

      169            i.          Bradley Alan, 3, M

      170           ii.          Christopher Clayton, 4, M

 

162. Sandra Jean Johnson (Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Sister, 50, F. Born in Chicago Heights, IL. Christened in Congregational Church, Steger, IL.

 

Sandra Jean married John Kingsley Wright, 61, M, son of Sterling Wright, 62, M (14 Apr 1915-17 Jan 1969) & Elizabeth Jenkins, 352, F (28 Jul 1917-11 Aug 2002), in Zweibruchen, Germany. in West Palm Beach, FL.

 

They had the following children:

      171            i.          Heather Lynn, 353, F

      172           ii.          Robert Sterling, 354, M

 

163. Gary Johnson (Charles6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1st Cousin, 2489, M.

 

164. Beverly Johnson (Charles6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 1st Cousin, 2490, F..

 

165. O Dell Merryman (Velma Crowe6, Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2nd Cousin, 19992, M.

 

1.  1966 lived in Chicago

 

166. Clifton Crowe (Clifton Gale6, Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2nd Cousin, 19994, M.

 

167. Sharon Crowe (Clifton Gale6, Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2nd Cousin, 19995, F.

 

168. Darius Gay Rembold (Alice Crowe6, Violet C Johnson5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), 2nd Cousin, 19998, M. Born on 11 May 1952 in Meyersdale, PA. Darius Gay died in Springs, Somerset Co., PA, on 22 Nov 1966; he was 14.

 

1.  Rembold, Darius Gay, son of Edgar and Alice (Crowe) Rembold, was born in Meyersdale, Pa., May 11, 1952; died as a result of a car-pedestrian accident while walking along route 669, north of Springs, Pa., November 22, 1966; aged 14 y. 6 m. 11 d. Surviving are his (grand)parents (Mr. And Mrs. Orval (sic) Crowe), and paternal grandparents (Mr. And Mrs. Homer Rembold). He was a member of the Springs Church, where funeral services were held November 25, with Walter C. Otto and Roy Otto officiating. (ref: The Mennonite)

 

 

Eighth Generation

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169. Bradley Alan Mount (Patricia Ann Johnson7, Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Son, 3, M. Born in Trumansburg, Tompkins County, NY. Christened in 1st Congregational Church, Steger, IL.

 

Bradley Alan married Carey Teresa Snyder, 6, F, daughter of Glenn William Snyder, 376, M  & Marcia Ellen Mayer, 379, F in St. Mary's, Longmeadow, MA. Born in Springfield. MA. Christened in St. Mary's, Longmeadow, MA.

 

They had the following children:

      173            i.          Ryan Verner, 5, M

      174           ii.          Emily Snyder, 2531, F

 

170. Christopher Clayton Mount (Patricia Ann Johnson7, Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Son, 4, M. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, MA. Christened in 1973 in Immanuel Lutheran, Amherst, MA.

 

Divorced 4/30/1998 from 1st wife. (Final decree.  Wife to resume maiden name.)

 

Christopher Clayton first married Robyn Kay Brown, 7, F, daughter of Kenneth Lee Brown Ph.D., 199, M & Shirley Ann Skelton, 200, F, in Imm. Lutheran, Amherst, MA. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, MA. Christened in Immanuel Lutheran, Amherst, MA.

 

1.  Robin remarried in 2002.

 

Christopher Clayton second married Susan Celeste Trepania, 2803, F, daughter of Stephen C. “Tank” Trepania, 13561, M (17 Nov 1945-8 Oct 2002) & Faith Laramee, 13562, F (9 Jun 1941-13 Mar 2004), in The Gazebo @ Hillcrest, Pittsfield, MA.

 

1.  Tyler is Susan’s natural child

 

They had the following children:

      175            i.          Tyler Jonathan, 3899, M

      176           ii.          Stephen Matthias, 4893, M

 

171. Heather Lynn Wright (Sandra Jean Johnson7, Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Niece, 353, F. Born in Landstuhl, Germany.

 

1.  Divorced.  Heather resumed her maiden name.

 

On 26 Sep 1992 when Heather Lynn was 24, she married Devin McLaughlin, 3694, M, in Providence, RI. Born in RI.

 

172. Robert Sterling Wright (Sandra Jean Johnson7, Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Nephew, 354, M. Born in Milford, CT.

 

Robert Sterling married Holly Olive Hauser, 3693, F, in Plattville, WI.

 

Ninth Generation

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173. Ryan Verner Mount (Bradley Alan8, Patricia Ann Johnson7, Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Grandson, 5, M. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, MA.

 

174. Emily Snyder Mount (Bradley Alan8, Patricia Ann Johnson7, Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Granddaughter, 2531, F. Born in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.

 

175. Tyler Jonathan Trepania (Christopher Clayton Mount8, Patricia Ann Johnson7, Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Grandson, 3899, M. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.

 

176. Stephen Matthias Mount (Christopher Clayton8, Patricia Ann Johnson7, Robert Frederick6, Homer Newton5, John Ellsworth4, Maria Deffenbaugh3, Anthony2, Conrad1), Grandson, 4893, M. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire  Co., MA.