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TEETER GENEALOGY


DIEDERICH, JOHANNES 1
m  ____ ____
b 1720      
b ____      
deETER, ABRAHAM 2
m  ELIZABETH SHIVELY
b 1746      d 1827
b 1751      
TEETER, JOHN SHIVELY 3
m  SUSANNA HEFFNER BURGER
b 1782      d 1847
b 1791      d 1865
TEETER, DAVID BURGER 4
m  MARGARET MOCK
b 1809      d 1883
b 1817      d 1901
TEETER, ELIZABETH 5
m  JOHN WELLER ALFORD
b 1843      d 1906
b 1837      d 1905

Introduction

The 1790 will of John Deeter names “my brother, Abraham Deeter and my Brother in Law John Ullry” as his executors. On the basis of this, we know that John Teeter who married Susanna Ulrich and Abraham Teeter who married Elizabeth Shively are brothers. The family’s name was Diederich according to the letter of Abraham's grandson Daniel [Teeter, 1897] who says that the family name was shortened to Dieder or Deeter. He adds that the same people who called them Deeder, when speaking German, called them Teeter when they spoke English.
Ohio, 2 Oct 1993], two other branches of the family make the same claim concerning the original Diederich form of the family name. Gale's manuscript cited hereafter as [Honeyman, 1993] is accepted for names and dates due to the quality of his research, with major discrepancies in other accounts being noted as appropriate. The surname in Colonial records appeared most often as Tieterich, or some spelling variant thereof, the change from "d"s to "t"s usually being attributed to English speaking scribes.
8 Jan 2002 as "John Dieter of Northampton County Pennsylvania and His Descendants 1735-1972", 1972 by Esther E. Dieter Gundry, my copy of pp vii-xv headed "Introduction"] was received Oct 1993 from Joyce Mavar via Pat Vaughn. It seems to put this surmise to rest. The Johann Michael Dieter who came 18 Sep 1732 on the Johnson died intestate 1740, several years before our Deeters were born. The Michael Dieter who arrived 27 Sep 1746 on the Ann died 1759-1761, but the sale of his estate property by his widow Sybilla mentioned only daughters, no sons. That makes it according to law impossible that Abraham and John, in their teens at that time, could have been sons in that family. The last Michael, arriving on the Hampshire 7 Sep 1748, was then nineteen years old, and so would have been at most seventeen when Abraham was born 1745-46, hardly very probable.

Johannes Diederich  &  ____ ____
Johannes 1 , Abraham 2 , John Shively 3 , David Burger 4 , Elizabeth 5 Top  

Johannes Diederich was born about 1720. 
Johannes was married to ____. 
____ ____ . 

The most convincing evidence for our Abraham's father comes from Gale Honeyman [1993]. In that paper, he cites the 20 Jan/12 Feb 1785 will of David Miller of Washington County, Maryland. David named his wife Magdalene, and appointed as executors John Bowman and "Abraham Teeter [son] of John". Isaac Teeter, Henry Engle and Thomas Van Swearingin were the witnesses. Abraham affirmed his acceptance to serve, indicating his Dunker faith. When as executor nine years later he sold the estate to David Miller, Jr., Abraham Teter indicated he was of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, thus establishing his identity as our ancestor.
Honeyman reports that Isaac Teeter, presumably this witness, in his own will 22 Dec 1795 / 4 May 1796, spelled his name Deedrich, and described himself as of Montgomery Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Honeyman points out some interesting facts. In that will, Isaac named his eldest son Jacob and eldest daughter Esther. Abraham's nephew Daniel, son of John, married an Esther who may have been a Teeter. Of their eleven children, six were deaf mutes. This congenital defect is known to be due to a recessive gene activated by marriage between first cousins, or first cousins once removed. This seems to point strongly to Isaac being a son of John, and brother to John and Abraham. I have accepted here that this relationship is valid.
Oren F., A History of Pendleton County, West Virginia, Regional Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1974]. Morton reports that there was also in that county a George Teter, from Wurtemburg, Germany, whose children, born probably in the 1740's, were George, Paul, Philip, Barbara and "others?". These three sons appear there in land records in 1775.
Churches and Families, West Marva District, Church of the Brethren, 1752-1990', Penobscot Press, Camden, Maine, 1990] also reports on the Dietrick families, both Mennonite and Brethren, in early Virginia.
A Daniel Miller, possibly the son of the David above of Washington County, and his wife Susannah Bowman, moved to Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and then to Montgomery County, Ohio, after the turn of the century. The Bowman and Miller families are connected to John Deeter, brother of Abraham, both directly through the Ulrichs, and twice more through the Rench family (Family chart of Don Bowman of Brookville, Ohio, dated 10 Feb 1973; "Who Are the Brethren in Southern Ohio?" by Elizabeth Miller Lane, Genealogical Aids Bulletin, vol. 15, no. 4, April 1986, Miami Genealogical Society. Copies of these and the Honeyman 1993 paper were given to me by Pat Vaughan Feb 1994). If this is the correct Miller lineage, it provides additional evidence of connections to our Teeter line.
When one combines the often reported (although never documented) maiden name of Abraham's mother as Miller, with the fact that a Martin Miller married two of Abraham's daughters, this begins to look like a reasonably possible identification of Abraham's father as John. We know also that Abraham's future father-in-law, Ulrich "Uhli" Shively, had moved to Frederick County, Maryland, (from which Washington County was erected in 1776) after the death of his father Christian Schäublin in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in April 1752, which places Abraham's wife there. Finally, the reference to Isaac Teeter is evocative, in that Abraham named his youngest son Isaac.
n. 2, Summer 1976, pp 21-25]), the statement is made that one of the sons (Daniel or Abraham) of Jacob Stutzman, whose will was probated 1776 in Cumberland County, Pennsyvlania, "may have married a daughter of Peter Teterick", whose estate was distributed 1782 in Washington County, Maryland, to heirs including "Margarett Statsman". In a letter 5 Jun 1994, Stutesman provided me a copy of the estate distribution document of 13 Aug 1782 by Peter Teterick, Administrator for the estate of Peter Teterick [Washington Co., MD, Estate Administration Book I, p. 46] which lists the eleven children who received equal shares of the £340 final accounting: Peter, Francis, Isaih, John, Phillip and Conrod Teterick, Catherinah Shedler, Elizabeth Cave, Margarett Statsman, and Barbarah and Magdelen Teterick.
Johann Michael Müller, Jr., (b 1692) and Hans Jacob Stutzman, Jr., both sons of Anna Loysa Regina, immigrated 1727 and settled in Washington County. These probably refer to the same Jacob, and establishes yet another "Teeter" connection to the Müller/Miller name. Peter may well be a brother to Hans Tiederick, or a son (the 1782 death year could indicate either generation). It would seem to be worthwhile to get a copy of his estate papers and trace his heirs for further connections.
Stutzmans also married two daughters of Daniel Ulrich of Cambria County, Pennsylvania whose will was written and probated in 1813. His wife Susannah was the daughter of Philip Jacob Miller, son of Johann Michael mentioned above.
Frederick Co., MD Land Records, Liber B, Folio 657-9]. Then, 6 May 1766, John Teterich (D-his mark) sold 45 acres of this tract to Conrad Fox, and with Fox jointly signed a deed for the same 45 acres when it was resold 22 May 1770 to John Verryfield. Gale Honeyman was unable to find any further record of the remainder of this land, or indeed of John Tederich, in Frederick County or across the Mason-Dixon line in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
The other record of interest in this respect cited in Honeyman [1993] is from Toward a History of the American Baptists, written about 1770 by Morgan Edwards, who wrote: "The minister of [the Conococheague] Dunker congregation is Rev. Nicholas Martin who has to his assistants Messrs. John Titer and Stephen Waller". These are thought to be English versions of John Dieter and Stephen Ulrich. (The latter surname is often written Ullery. If you sound the "r" with the first syllable when pronouncing Ulrich, you hear how the variant spellings can arise.) John, Jr., was in his early twenties, and Stephen III his late teens, at this time, so it is not clear as to whether this passage refers to them, or to their fathers, although probably the younger men would have been serving as pastoral assistants.
After his careful research, Gale Honeyman does not consider that Abraham and John's parentage is completely established, but it seems to me at the very least a promising possibility. I am therefore showing this John as the father of brothers Abraham, John, and Isaac, although I accept that this connection has not been proven beyond doubt. Further, I show below the connection through Esther, although that has not really been established at this point.
Considering the reference above to Hanes Tiederick, Isaac's use of Deedrich, and the paragraph at the beginning of this family concerning reports that the family name was shortened to Dieter or Deeder, I am assuming this progenitor of the line was born Johann Teterick.
The four children of Johannes and ____ (____) Diederich: Abraham, John, Isaac and Elizabeth. 
1    Deeter, Abraham was born 1745/1746.    
2    Deeter, John was born about 1747 and died before 26 Mar 1791 in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Susanna Ulrich about 1771.  Susanna was born about 1755 and died before 3 Jul 1805 in Roaring Spring.  She was the daughter of Daniel and Christina (____) Ulrich. 
The early residences of John and Susanna can only be deduced by inference from several documents. In 1781 her father's will names Johannes Dieter, a resident of Peters Township in Cumberland County (Franklin County after 1784), Pennsylvania (and where he was taxed that year), as his executor. He also bequeaths Susanna 100 acres of land "where they have already lived" in Bedford County. Honeyman ventures the speculation that they lived in that western location until the Indian massacres of 1777 and 1778, and then fled back to her father's home in Cumberland. Peters Township, however, is only some 30 miles west of Bedford.
In 1782 John appears both on the list of Captain John Orbison's Cumberland County Militia, as well as the tax list of Frankstown Township in Bedford (Blair after 1846) County. Although the town of Frankstown is in the next valley north, the township of that name extends south into the northernmost extent of Morrison's Cove. The tax list was a return of unseated (non-residented) land for which the county tax of 3sh 4p had not been paid. They must have moved back west sometime between then and 4 Jun 1785, when John obtained a warrant on 148 acres in Black Oak Ridge, Frankstown Township.
Black Oak Ridge--In Frankstown Township, eastern side of Oldtown Run.
John Teeter was on the 1789 tax, or military, return of Martain Loy of Woodberry, in the central part of Morrison's Cove in Bedford County, but his age was not given. In John's will signed 2 May 1790, he ordered that "my brother Abraham Deeter and my brother in law John Ullery they shall be my hole and sole executors". The will was proved 26 Mar 1791 by the witnesses, Conrad Bromback [Brumbaugh] and Daniel Powles, minister of the Clover Creek District, but was for some reason only finally recorded in 1956.
In the "Summons in Partition" dated 2 Feb 1803 between John's widow Susanna & children vs. Joseph Rench & Susanna [Deeter] his wife, the youngest two children Samuel and Catherine are represented by their guardian Jacob Schneberger [Snowberger], although on that date Catherine was 15 yr, 9 mo of age. Within a couple of years, after the estate division and sale had been accomplished, all but one or two of the children had moved to the Miami Valley of Ohio.
Susanna's grandfather Stephen Ulrich was born in High Germany, according to Gale Honeyman [1993], and was of Baltimore County when he and his son Stephen, Jr., were naturalized 4 Jun 1738 in Maryland. If her father-in-law came also to this country through Baltimore, that would explain the difficulty in establishingf the parentage of John and Abraham Deeter, as there are no ship's lists or immigration records from that port of entry.
On the 1789 tax return of Woodberry, Bedford, Pennsylvania, supplied to me by Jim Boor, 7 Apr 1991, were Steven (age 36), Danial (age 30), Samuell (age 32), David (age 26?), and John (age 23) Ullrick, the latter a Single freeman with a Saw Mill. However, Daniel Ulrich, Susanna's father, who died a few years later, did not appear, and was probably living with one of his sons. John would have been the executor named in John Deeter's will of 1791, and Daniel the brother of Susanna noted on the family group sheet from Jim Boor. (Susanna was about 34 at this time.) Steven could have been the Stephen "Waller" named ca 1770 with John Titer as assistants to the Dunker minister Nicholas Martin in the Conococheague congregation (see the Teeter introduction, above).
The will of Daniel mentions Abraham Deeter, according to Honeyman [1993], but the complicated deed will have to be directly examined to see if any useful relationships can be deduced. Susanna was listed in the 1800 census as being between 26 and 45, so must have been born about 1755, as even that limiting date would have made her only 16 at the time of her marriage. She may have been older than the census indicated.
The Bible of John & Susanna was printed in Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1763, and was brought to the Miami Valley of Ohio by John's son Abraham in 1805, then passed to his daughter Mary (Deeter) Minnich, to her son Adam, to his daughter Cora (Minnich) Rudy, and finally to Robert Rudy of Troy, Ohio, its present owner. The spellings of the names of the children listed below, with their birth dates, are as given by Cora Rudy's translation of the German entries in the Bible as cited by Honeyman [1993]. (The births of Barbara and Cathrina differ by one and two months, respectively, from those given in the Family Chart of the "Kensinger Families of Central Pennsylvania", page10, which I received from Jim Boor.)
The nine children of John and Susanna (Ulrich) Deeter: Susanna, Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Abraham, Barbara, Hana, Cathrina and Sammuel. 
i    Deeter, Susanna was born 24 Jun 1772 and died 1816 in Miami, Ohio.  She was married to Joseph Rench about 1791.  Joseph was born 1767 in Frederick, Maryland and died 1815 in Miami County, Ohio.  He was the son of Joseph Peter and Margaret (Shaver / Shafer) Rentsch. 
Susanna and Joseph Rench moved to Ohio in 1812. Susanna's brother Abraham married Elizabeth Rench, her husband's niece by Peter. Her sister-in-law Susanna Rench married Stephen Ullery, III, and their son Samuel married Mary Miller, daughter of Daniel and Susanna (Bowman) Miller.
Joseph negotiated to buy land in Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio, from Michael Burns, husband of his sister-in-law Hana, but died before the transaction was completed [Honeyman, 1993]. The heirs obtained the patent 14 May 1816 for the quarter section bounded on the north by Abraham Deeter and on the south by John Deeter, brothers of Susanna, and on the west by Elder David Deeter, her cousin. The Stillwater River ran through the western portion of the land, and the east-west Sugar Grove Road ran through its center [Honeyman, 1993].
The eight children of Joseph and Susanna (Deeter) Rench: John, Joseph, Susannah, Jacob, Margaret "Peggy", Barbary, Daniel and Samuel. 
1    Rench, John was born about 1792 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 1811 in Miami, Ohio. 
2    Rench, Joseph was born 5 Jan 1794 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 12 Jan 1887 in Covington, Ohio.  He was married to Martha Fackler 29 Sep 1823 in Miami, Ohio.  Martha was born 11 Jan 1806 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 16 Aug 1888 in Covington, Ohio.  She was the daughter of George and Mary Magdalena (Nicewonger) Fackler. 
3    Rench, Susannah was born about 1796 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 16 Sep 1821 in Miami, Ohio.  She was married to John Long 1 Jan 1818 in Miami.  He was the son of William and Rachel (Douglass) Long. 
4    Rench, Jacob was born about 1797 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 18 Aug 1874 in Miami, Ohio.  He was married (1) to Anna Born / Burns 17 Jan 1820 in Miami.  Anna died before Oct 1827.  He was married (2) to Susannah Blickenstaff.  Susannah was born about 1803 in Roaring Spring, Blair, Pennsylvania and died 25 Oct 1834 in Miami, Ohio.  He was married (3) to Sarah (Boggs) Valentine 24 Jun 1844 in Shelby, Ohio.  Sarah (Boggs) was born 2 Jan 1821 in Shelby and died 17 Jul 1891 in Miami, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Ezekiel and Catharine (Eve) Boggs. 
5    Rench, Margaret "Peggy" was born about 1799 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and died 11 Oct 1880 in Darke, Ohio.  She was married to Robinson B. "Rob" Keeler 29 Jul 1860 in Darke.  Robinson B. "Rob" was born Jul 1831 in Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (____) Keeler. 
6    Rench, Barbary was born about 1795 in Pennsylvania.  She was married to Henry Moore 9 Mar 1818 in Miami, Ohio.  Henry was born about 1795 in Pennsylvania and died 13 Jul 1855 in Ohio. 
Henry had first married Susannah Deeter, the daughter of David and Elizabeth (Stutzman) Deeter, and granddaughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Deeter, but was widowed soon after their marriage.
7    Rench, Daniel was born about 1809 in Pennsylvania.  He was married to Sarah Miller 1 May 1834 in Cass, Indiana.  Sarah was born about 1813 in Pennsylvania. 
8    Rench, Samuel was born 1811 in Pennsylvania and died 22 Sep 1862 in Miami, Ohio.  He was married to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Reiber 24 Dec 1835 in Miami.  Elizabeth "Lizzie" was born 31 Jan 1813 in Perry, Pennsylvania and died 24 Aug 1896 in Miami, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Jacob and Catherine (____) Reiber. 
Elizabeth's brother Henry married Delila Hartzell, daughter of our Phillip and Mary Elizabeth (Miller) Hartzell.
ii    Deeter, Elizabeth was born 3 Apr 1774 and died about 1804 in Bedford, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Abraham Kensinger about 1795.  Abraham died before 1800.  He was the son of Abraham and ____ (____) Gansinger. 
Elizabeth is named in the Summons in Partition of 2 Feb 1803 as Elizabeth Gensinger. The book "Kensinger Families of Central Pennsylvania", pg 10, (rec'd from Jim Boor) says she died prior to 1800. However, she was named 2 Feb 1803 in the Bedford County proceedings for the division of her father's estate, although not mentioned in the sale of the property 3 Jul 1805 [Honeyman, 1998].
There were two minor children, Abraham and John, when Abraham, Sr. died before 5 Mar 1805, and Conrad Martin was appointed their guardian. According to Honeyman, the sons were taken in and raised by their grandparents Susanna and John Deeter.
The two children of Abraham and Elizabeth (Deeter) Kensinger: John and Abraham. 
1    Kensinger, John was born 28 Oct 1796 in Frederick, Maryland and died 7 Feb 1872 in Covington, Ohio.  He was married to Mary Huling 11 Apr 1822.  Mary was born 6 Feb 1801 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died 29 Oct 1847 in Covington, Miami, Ohio. 
John and Abraham were minor children when Abraham, Sr. died 5 Mar 1805. They were both thus born after 1791. Conrad Martin was appointed their guardian.
Online web pages spell Mary's surname as Huling, Hauling, Hewlings, and one gives her mother's maiden name as Simpson.
2    Kensinger, Abraham was born about 1798.  He was married to Elizabeth Taylor 22 Sep 1824 in Shelby, Ohio.  Elizabeth was buried 29 Dec 1846. 
iii    Deeter, John was born 10 Mar 1776 in Pennsylvania and died 21 Aug 1829 in Miami, Ohio.  He was married to Susanna Stover 2 Oct 1807 in Montgomery, Ohio.  Susanna was born 1788/1789 in Pennsylvania and died 13 Feb 1851. 
Deeter [1990] has John's birth date as 3 Mar 1776 in one place, and 10 Mar 1776 in another. She then lists his death as 21 Aug 1827/28.
John, Jr. moved to Wolf Creek, Montgomery, Ohio in 1805. He filed a land patent spring of 1812 in Newton Twp., Miami, Ohio. Both John and Susanna are buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
John and Susanna had 12 children.
John and Susanna had thirteen children, John, Jacob, Abraham m Barbara Deeter, dtr of David and Elizabet (Stutzman) Deeter, Hannah m Daniel O. Stutzman, Elizabeth, Daniel, Susanna, Emmanuel, Katharine, a son, Christina, David, and a second son who died as an infant. These children were born 1808 to after 1827.
A child of John and Susanna (Stover) Deeter: John. 
1    Deeter, John was born 8 Jul 1808 in Montgomery, Ohio and died 12 Dec 1893 in Eaton, Indiana.  He was married (1) to Mary Bollilnger.  Mary was born 22 Apr 1810 in Pennsylvania and died 5 Jul 1848 in Miami, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Rudolph and Mary (Arnold) Bollilnger.  He was married (2) to Catherine "Katie" (Shoemaker) Landes 13 Apr 1850 in Miami.  Catherine "Katie" (Shoemaker) was born Sep 1819 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died 1 Dec 1902 in Eaton, Indiana.  She was the daughter of David and Elizabeth (Minnich) Shoemaker. 
iv    Deeter, Daniel was born 3 Apr 1778 in Pennsylvania and died 1860 in Jay, Ohio.  He was married to Esther Teeter.  Esther died 1850/1860.  She was the daughter of Isaac and Mary (____) Teeter. 
Since Esther is thought to have married her cousin Daniel, Gale Honeyman, [1998] researched the family of this couple in his tome on the descendants of Daniel's father John. Therefore, I'm giving here only a brief precis of the family, and refer the reader to Gale book for more details and descendants. Except where specified otherwise, all of the information shown here for this family is from Gale.
Daniel and Esther had eleven children, of whom six were deaf mutes. That this is often the result of marriage between first cousins is the basis of Honeyman’s reasoning that this Esther could be the daughter of Daniel’s putative uncle Isaac Teeter (see discussion above and [Honeyman, 1993] for more detailed analyses with source citaitons.)
Daniel took his family to Miami Valley, Ohio, where he filed suit 1 Aug 1810 as a house carpenter against Jacob Kuns in an attempt to get payment for his services. He obtained a land patent in Butler Township, Darke County, on 15 Oct 1817, and in 1819 bought all of the household goods, furniture, and implements of Asher Starkweather of Greenville Township.
The twelve children of Daniel and Esther (Teeter) Deeter: Elizabeth, Isaac, Susanna, Mary Ann, Elias, Catherine, Daniel, Hester Ann, John W., Nancy, David and Hannah. 
1    Deeter, Elizabeth was born 1798. 
2    Deeter, Isaac. 
3    Deeter, Susanna. 
4    Deeter, Mary Ann. 
5    Deeter, Elias. 
6    Teeter, Catherine was born 1808/1810 in Ohio.  She was married to Joshua Alberson 21 Jan 1825 in Wayne, Indiana.  Joshua was born 1795/1797 in North Carolina and died 18 Jan 1879. 
This daughter of Daniel and Esther was located on a web page of Wayne Lucore, and Gale Honeyman confirms that he found Catherine only after the publication of his 1984 John and Susanna Deeter genealogy [Honeyman, 2009]. Lucore lists six children for this couple:
Daniel Deeter
Hester Ann Deeter
m Henry J. Wertz
John W. Deeter
m Elizabeth Wertz
Nancy Deeter
Hannah Deeter
David Deeter
b 1811 d 1882
b 1813 d after 1850
b 3 Mar 1814 d 3 DEC 1849
b 1814 d 1886
b 1813 d before 1854
b 1820 d after 1880
b 1821 d before 1880
b 1828 d 1882

Joshua and Catharine were censused 1860 in Hartford Twp., Adams, Indiana, with their daughter Nancy in their home. Their married sons Henry and Joshua were listed adjacent before and after their record in that census. Although in 1860 Joshua's birth place was recorded as "unknown", in 1870 in Hartford Township his birthplace was given as North Carolina.
A note appended to his record in the Alerson Cemetery, Geneva, Indiana reads, in part:
"... In 1829 Joshua purchsed land in Randolph Co., In. on the North edge of Deerfield and bought more land 1833 - 1837. Parents of seven known children, Charles, John, Samuel, Joshua Jr., Henry, Nancy and a Infant child that died, by April 1851 had moved to Hartford Twp, Adams Co., In. acquired several acres of land near Domestic, a virgin forest at that time ... . February 25, 1863 deeded land to Hartford Township, Adams Co. for a burial ground which was called Alberson Cemetery."
7    Deeter, Daniel. 
8    Deeter, Hester Ann. 
9    Deeter, John W.
John married as his second wife Sarah J. Goucher. Mary Mock, daughter of our immigrant Mock progenitor Peter of Maryland, married a Gouger as her first husband. We don't know his given name, but he died before her second marriage in Oct 1815. Goucher, Gouger and Gowger are only three of some half dozen spellings of that surname.
10    Deeter, Nancy. 
11    Deeter, David. 
12    Deeter, Hannah was born 1821. 
v    Deeter, Abraham was born 8 Nov 1780 and died 23 Nov 1850 in Ohio.  He was married to Elizabeth Rench 1804.  Elizabeth was born 1 Aug 1787 and died 23 Sep 1859.  She was the daughter of Peter and Catherine (____) Rench. 
Filed land patent 17 Aug 1814 in Newton Twp., Miami, Ohio
Elizabeth's father was Peter Rench II (1762-1818); her grandfather was Joseph Rench I, (c1724-1804); her great–grandfather was the immigrant Peter Rentsch (c1660-1772) [Deeter, 1990].
Elizabeth was a niece of Joseph Rench who married Susanna, daughter of John Deeter, our Abraham's brother.
Abraham and Elizabeth had 10 children, according to one source. the seven given by Honeyman [1993] were Daniel, Catharine, Abraham, Mary, John, Elizabeth, and David, born 1806 to 1825.
A child of Abraham and Elizabeth (Rench) Deeter: Daniel R.. 
1    Deeter, Daniel R..  He was married to Catherine Blickenstaff.  Catherine was born 1807 and died 1890.  She was the daughter of John and Hannah (Ulrich) Blickenstaff. 
vi    Deeter, Barbara was born 17 Jan 1783 and died 1806.  She was married to John Shively Teeter about 1802.  John Shively was born Feb 1782 in Conococheague, PA or MD and died 5 Aug 1847 in Monroe Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Shively) Deeter. 
Barbara and John were first cousins, their fathers being brothers. They had two children who died in infancy according to D. Frank Bayer [Bayer, 1984]. I received my copy of this manuscript from James D. Boor of New Enterprise, Pennsyvania.
The FHL AF has Susan, dtr of David and Catherine (Heffner) Burger, m 5 Aug 1847 [sic]. This conceivably could be a valid date with typo '47 for '07. According to a biography of his son Jacob B., John was a shoemaker by vocation.
His death In Bedford Co. is recorded in the Brethren Cemetery Records, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa, where his wife Susanna is buried. Confirmation of accounts of his estate was signed 1 Jun 1850 by Daniel B. Teeter and Jabez Hixson† I have only the end of the court record at the top of the page of the account of the estate of Elizabeth (Whetstone) Burger sent to me by Mitchell [1993].†.
This may be the John Teeter who witnessed the will of Daniel Whetstone on 27 Aug 1828, along with Jacob Burger, since his cousin John the son of John was deceased at that time.
vii    Deeter, Hana was born 9 May 1785 and died 1864 in Ohio.  She was married to Michael Burns before 1803.  Michael was born 1774. 
Hana was named as wife of Michael Burns in the Summons in Partition of 3 Feb 1803. Michael applied for land in Newton Township, Miami Ohio, 27 Aug 1811. (See Susanna, above.)
Hana and Michael had seven children, Samuel, two daughters, Susanna who married William Spitler, a son, Michael, and another son, born 1805 through 1825 or 1830.
A RootsWeb post names her as Hannah (Deeter) Burns, and I assume that the "Summons" cited above is a scribe's mis-speiling of her given name.
viii    Deeter, Cathrina was born 1 Mar 1787 and died Dec 1812.  She was married to Conrad Brumbaugh. 
Catherine's husband from Liebegott [1953] with a question mark, citing "Brumbaugh Families, p 660." The John Deeter family group sheet from Jim Boor 7 Apr 1991 has her listed as "single" and born 1 May 1787.
Could this be a brother of Mary who m Samuel Ulrich?
ix    Deeter, Sammuel was born 14 Apr 1789 and died in Ohio.  He was married to Fanny ____. 
Jim Boord family sheet gives 4 Apr 1789 for birth.
Her name from Jim Boor family group sheet 7 Apr 1991. Honeyman [1993] says they may have had three children, Alfred, Sarah, and Susanna.
3    Teeter, Isaac died 1795/1796 in Franklin, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Mary ____. 
The two children of Isaac and Mary (____) Teeter: Daniel and Esther. 
i    Teeter, Daniel. 
ii    Teeter, Esther died 1850/1860.  She was married to Daniel Deeter.  Daniel was born 3 Apr 1778 in Pennsylvania and died 1860 in Jay, Ohio.  He was the son of John and Susanna (Ulrich) Deeter. 
Since Esther is thought to have married her cousin Daniel, Gale Honeyman, [1998] researched the family of this couple in his tome on the descendants of Daniel's father John. Therefore, I'm giving here only a brief precis of the family, and refer the reader to Gale book for more details and descendants. Except where specified otherwise, all of the information shown here for this family is from Gale.
Daniel and Esther had eleven children, of whom six were deaf mutes. That this is often the result of marriage between first cousins is the basis of Honeyman’s reasoning that this Esther could be the daughter of Daniel’s putative uncle Isaac Teeter (see discussion above and [Honeyman, 1993] for more detailed analyses with source citaitons.)
Daniel took his family to Miami Valley, Ohio, where he filed suit 1 Aug 1810 as a house carpenter against Jacob Kuns in an attempt to get payment for his services. He obtained a land patent in Butler Township, Darke County, on 15 Oct 1817, and in 1819 bought all of the household goods, furniture, and implements of Asher Starkweather of Greenville Township.
The twelve children of Daniel and Esther (Teeter) Deeter: Elizabeth, Isaac, Susanna, Mary Ann, Elias, Catherine, Daniel, Hester Ann, John W., Nancy, David and Hannah. 
1    Deeter, Elizabeth was born 1798. 
2    Deeter, Isaac. 
3    Deeter, Susanna. 
4    Deeter, Mary Ann. 
5    Deeter, Elias. 
6    Teeter, Catherine was born 1808/1810 in Ohio.  She was married to Joshua Alberson 21 Jan 1825 in Wayne, Indiana.  Joshua was born 1795/1797 in North Carolina and died 18 Jan 1879. 
This daughter of Daniel and Esther was located on a web page of Wayne Lucore, and Gale Honeyman confirms that he found Catherine only after the publication of his 1984 John and Susanna Deeter genealogy [Honeyman, 2009]. Lucore lists six children for this couple:
Daniel Deeter
Hester Ann Deeter
m Henry J. Wertz
John W. Deeter
m Elizabeth Wertz
Nancy Deeter
Hannah Deeter
David Deeter
b 1811 d 1882
b 1813 d after 1850
b 3 Mar 1814 d 3 DEC 1849
b 1814 d 1886
b 1813 d before 1854
b 1820 d after 1880
b 1821 d before 1880
b 1828 d 1882

Joshua and Catharine were censused 1860 in Hartford Twp., Adams, Indiana, with their daughter Nancy in their home. Their married sons Henry and Joshua were listed adjacent before and after their record in that census. Although in 1860 Joshua's birth place was recorded as "unknown", in 1870 in Hartford Township his birthplace was given as North Carolina.
A note appended to his record in the Alerson Cemetery, Geneva, Indiana reads, in part:
"... In 1829 Joshua purchsed land in Randolph Co., In. on the North edge of Deerfield and bought more land 1833 - 1837. Parents of seven known children, Charles, John, Samuel, Joshua Jr., Henry, Nancy and a Infant child that died, by April 1851 had moved to Hartford Twp, Adams Co., In. acquired several acres of land near Domestic, a virgin forest at that time ... . February 25, 1863 deeded land to Hartford Township, Adams Co. for a burial ground which was called Alberson Cemetery."
7    Deeter, Daniel. 
8    Deeter, Hester Ann. 
9    Deeter, John W.
John married as his second wife Sarah J. Goucher. Mary Mock, daughter of our immigrant Mock progenitor Peter of Maryland, married a Gouger as her first husband. We don't know his given name, but he died before her second marriage in Oct 1815. Goucher, Gouger and Gowger are only three of some half dozen spellings of that surname.
10    Deeter, Nancy. 
11    Deeter, David. 
12    Deeter, Hannah was born 1821. 
4    Deeter, Elizabeth.  She was married to John Ulrich.  John was born about 1790 and died about 1861 in Miami, Ohio. 
Elizabeth is a brother to John and Abraham based on John's will which names his brother-in-law John Ulrich.

Abraham Deeter  &  Elizabeth Shively
Johannes 1 , Abraham 2 , John Shively 3 , David Burger 4 , Elizabeth 5 Shively Top  

Abraham Deeter was born 1745/1746 and died Jan 1827 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
Abraham was married (1) to Elizabeth. 
Elizabeth Shively was born about 1751.  She was the daughter of Ulrich "Uhli" and Elsbeth "Elizabeth" (Thommen) Schäublin. 

The most extensive information we have on the Teeter family comes from a letter written 6 Jun 1897 by Daniel Teeter of Spring Creek Township, Blackhawk County, Iowa, a grandson of Abraham. Daniel wrote to a niece, Miss Lizzie Teeter, naming over seventy five descendants of Abraham and Elizabeth, as well as providing some information on the Burgers, his mother's family. The letter was published, with explanatory footnotes, by Sarah van Hoosen Jones of Rochester, Michigan† "Descendants, Named by a Grandson, of Abraham Diederich (Dieder, Deeter, Teeter, Teter), The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine, vol. XXV, no. 2, Winter 1961-62, pp 83-85.†, but the present location of the original is unknown. It will be referred to here as Teeter-Jones [1897].
Daniel in his letter says that Abraham was "brought East of the North Mountain and resided East of the Conococheague Creek not far from the Pennsylvania and Maryland line". (North Mountain runs almost north-south on the west side of Antietam Valley, and South Mountain parallels it on the east side.) The phraseology indicates that he came in his father's family, but from where we are not told. This move placed the family somewhere between Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and Hagerstown, Maryland, which lie about 10 miles apart between the Conococheaque and the Antietam River. Considering the land transactions mentioned earlier for Hanes Tiederick or John Teterich, arguably Abraham's father, in Washington County, it now seems that Maryland is the more probable location. We do know that Elizabeth's father was of Maryland (west of Hagerstown and west of the Conococheague Creek), which also adds to the weight of evidence for the southern side of the Mason-Dixon line.
However, Honeyman [1993] believes that our Abraham is the Abram Teeter who appears on the tax list of Peters Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1778 [PA Archives]. The Cumberland County Militia - 1781" lists an Abraham Teeter, Jr. in the Second Class of Capt. Walter McKinney's Company [PA Archives], and Bruch B. Brown in his 'John Deeter of Allegheny Township", 1990, reports that John and Abraham Teeter were taxed in Peters Township, Cumberland County in 1780, and in Montgomery Township, Cumberland, in 1781 and 1782. (Both townships in Franklin County after 1784.). Since we know (see below) there were two men of almost the same age named Abraham Teeter in that part of the state, it seems premature to ascribe those records to our Abraham since the second one in Cumberland County specifically titles him "Jr.".
Peters Township, to the north of Montgomery, was the home of Daniel Ulrich, the father of Susanna, Abraham's sister-in-law, when he wrote his will in 1781. John and Susanna were living in that township then, apparently having retreated from the Indian troubles a few years earlier in Bedford County. So it's possible, but not certain, that Abraham was living close to his brother John in Pennsylvania around 1780, even though the family may have moved originally to the Maryland end of Antietam Valley.
In May, 1778, the Council informed Congress that 30 persons had been killed in Bedford County. Eleven of these near the town of Bedford included the Tull family where the parents and all of their children were killed because they failed to heed warnings of the Indian danger. The previous year, about 30 Dunkards had been killed in the Cove in one day, having refused according to their principles to make any resistance. By 1780 the Indians had taken over the entire county.
We don't know exactly when Abraham and Elizabeth moved to Morrison's Cove in Bedford County. Abraham had land warranted there, near New Enterprise, by 1785, although he had accepted the executorship of David Miller's will in Maryland that same year. Their grandson Daniel wrote, over one hundred years later [Teeter-Jones, 1897], that they came in 1788, when Daniel's father John was a little past six years of age. Some time between these two dates is the best we can now determine for the family's move, and thus the birth place of their son Isacc, at least, is in doubt.
The Cove (a valley enclosed on three sides) runs from above Martinsburg in Blair County south-southwest through Brumbaugh, New Enterprise, and Salemville to Imlertown in Bedford County. We saw earlier that Abraham's brother John had been in the north part of the Cove at least temporarily sometime before 1781, when he and Susanna were bequeathed land in Morrison's Cove by his father-in-law "where they have already lived".
Our Burger, Mock, Shearer and Shively ancestors also came to the Antietam and Conococheague Valley locale, and later followed the same migration path to Morrison's Cove, as did many other German families. Since at least the Mocks and Shearers were members of the Brethren Church, it is not impossible that all of these families were acquainted in Maryland before marrying in the Cove.
Abraham Teeter was 43 years of age on the 1789 tax list of Woodberry, and so was born 1745 or 1746. There were two Abrahams in Woodberry that year; the second, Abraham Deter, was listed as 44 years of age, and taxed for "one grist mill" and 150 acres. The first Abraham, however, was taxed on 327 acres, exactly the acreage documented in the 8 Nov 1787 land patent and a tax list supplied to me 7 Apr 1991 by Jim Boor. The latter is a handwritten list entitled "Martain Loys Return of Woodberry 1789", with each line consisting of six columns: 1) the age of the individual, 2) his name often with comments on the land he occupied, 3) and 4) headed "Land", probably cleared and wooded acreages, but the headings are not decipherable, 5) horses, and 6) cattle. There is a similar list in the Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Series, v. III, p. 32 entitled "A List of Inhabitants of Woodberry Township made subject by law to the performance of Militia Duty, Taken by Martin Loy 26th Jany 1789". Many of the names appear on both lists, but the spelling of a given man's name often differs between them. The 1787 patent was granted to Abraham Teeter for a tract called "Dry Barrens". This land was bounded in part by land of Stephen Ulrich, Elizabeth's brother-in-law, and had been surveyed pursuant to a warrant issued in 1785 to Abraham. It was located near what would later become New Enterprise. John Teeter was also on the tax list (although his age was not given), as were five Ullricks, probably all brothers and cousins of John's wife Susanna Ulrich.
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Dry Barron's homestead of Abraham Deeter

The two Abrahams appear simultaneously in various other Bedford County records. In 1785 Abram Teeter had been taxed on 400 acres, and Abraham Teeter on 300. In the 1789 list mentioned above, the 327 acre number had been written over an original 300 (but in the same handwriting). Since it often occurred that a tax list would be made up by copying an earlier one, and then corrected as warranted, the earlier number is probably an estimate made before the survey of the land. The Abram 400 acres is then by elimination that of the Abraham with the grist mill four years later.
In the 1790 Bedford County census, one Abraham Teter had three males in his household, and the other, ours, had 1 male over 16, six under 16, and five females. In the 1800 census for Hopewell and Woodberry Townships, Bedford, they appear on the same page. At that time the first Abraham has four males and four females in the household, with one daughter born before 1790. This probably represents a family joining the father and older sons sometime after the earlier census. Our Abraham's household had more people censused than have been identified by name, in particular two females born 1790-1800. There may have been an older son already married with children and living with Abraham at the time, although we have no record of granddaughters born before 1800.
An Abraham Teeter, Jr. had served 1781 in the Captain Walter McKinnie's 8th Company of the 4th Battalion of the Cumberland County militia (PA Archives, 5th Series, vol. 6, pp. 297-300). If that is our Abraham, then his father must have been Abraham, Sr. If not, he was presumably the other Abraham Teeter also in Bedford County by 1789. If the latter case, the Pennsylvania militia service ascribed to our Abraham Deeter by the DAR ('DAR Patriot Index', National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, 1966) is questionable. However, the DAR rejected both the appelation "Jr." and the wife's name of Elizabeth, and appended a question mark to Shively, in a later application for membership. If our Abraham came from Maryland, it is even less likely that he was in the Pennsylvania militia.
In a History of the Church of the Brethren, pg 126 (also from Jim Boor, 7 Apr 1991), Samuel Teeter (d 1901), reconstructed the church in Morrison's Cove "part by hearsay and part by memory". He indicated that Abraham Teeter, Sr. was "perhaps" the third minister of the Yellow Creek Church, consisting of Snake Spring and part of the Cove, but never preached. This is reported also in The Brethren's Encyclopedia, which says Abraham was called to the ministry at the Yellow Creek Congregation. The fourth minister was Samuel Ullery (first cousin of Abraham's sister-in-law), who labored in the congregation "for some time", and was a very influential minister. On page 135 of that same history, however, the Yellow Creek list of ministers starts with Samuel Ullery. Later the church was divided into Snake Springs and Yellow Creek churches.
Martin Miller, Abraham's (twice) son–in–law, was "elected the sixth ministry" between 1827 and 1834 by the Yellow Creek Congregation of the German Baptist Brethren Church. Other ministers at Yellow Creek were Snowberger and Brumbaugh.
Abraham Deeter, Sr., was taxed 18 in Woodberry Township in 1822, and another Abraham Deeter a total of $2.61 on three parcels of land. This seems a little odd (tax bills that year ranged up to $8), but possibly Abraham had retired by his age that year of 76, and had passed on the family holdings to his sons.
Elizabeth's birth date is simply my estimate, based on the birth of her first child in 1773.
The birth and death dates of Abraham and Elizabeth's children are entered as given by Honeyman [1993]. Other sources place Susanna and Hannah elsewhere in the sequence, but since no dates are known for their births, their position is probably completely arbitrary. I am assuming that the children born before the move to Bedford County were from Maryland, rather than Pennsylvania as given by Honeyman and others. However, this is at present based mostly on circumstantial evidence.
The eleven children of Abraham and Elizabeth (Shively) Deeter: David Shively, Daniel, Elizabeth, Abraham, John Shively, Jacob, Barbara, Isaac, Catherine, Susannah and Hannah. 
1    Deeter, David Shively was born May 1773 in Conococheague, PA or MD, died 25 May 1849 in Newton Township, Miami, Ohio and was buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio.  He was married to Elizabeth Stutzman 4 Mar 1794.  Elizabeth was born Jan 1774, died 25 Sep 1842 in Miami, Ohio and was buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Jacob and Christina (Ulrich) Stutzman. 
The Daniel Teeter letter [Teeter, 1897] calls David the eldest of the family. He moved first to the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, area, then to Jackson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. Very shortly thereafter, he moved north one county to where his Deeter cousins lived in Miami County. David called his land Sugar Grove Farm. He donated part of it to the Sugar Grove German Baptist Church, of which he was a pioneer Brethren minister and Elder.
David and Elizabeth had 13 children, Susanna, Elizabeth, Abraham, Jacob, Christina, David, Daniel, Samuel, Barbara, John, Mary, Catharine, and Michael, born about 1795 through 1821. Their daughter Elizabeth married John Ullery, Barbara married her second cousin Abraham Teeter, and Michael married another cousin, Mary Teeter. Daniel married, first, Mary (Reed) Deeter, widow of his brother Abraham, and secondly Elizabeth (Reed) Deeter, widow of his brother Jacob. John married Sarah Reed, and Catharine married John Reed, Jr. These were four of the children of John and Elizabeth (Miller) Reed. Christina married John B. Miller of Hagerstown, and had a son David (1825-1850), and this with Elizabeth Reed's maiden name should be noted in light of the connection discussed earlier between our ancestor John Tieterich and David Miller.
The 12 surviving children (after Susanna's death in 1817) are listed in German on the flyleaf of David's Bible, with years and, for some, months of birth [Reed, 1987]. In 1825 David spelled his name Diter in the German inscription in that Bible, and he and his descendants alone among Abraham's children retained the spelling Deeter. Reed gives some information about David and Elizabeth's life and, in the second part of his article, gives the childrens' families in their entireties. Honeyman [1993] gives also extensive information about David, as well as his Stutzman inlaws.
2 Apr 2001] writing in regard to other grave sites, mentions the existence of David and Elizabeth Deeter stones in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Newton Township, Miami County.
Elizabeth's grandparents were Elder Jacob and Hanna Stutzman, and Elder Stephen Ulrich II and Elizabeth Greib.
A child of David Shively and Elizabeth (Stutzman) Deeter: Samuel. 
i    Deeter, Samuel was born Jun 1809 in Montgomery, Ohio and died in Marshall, Ohio.  He was married to Sarah Smith. 
The source of this son of David and Elizabeth is from a RootsWeb post of 29 Jul 1999 by Harold Young of Spokane, Washington:
"Samuel was my gg-grandfather. He married Sarah Smith. Their son, Abraham Deeter (b. Aug. 18, 1844 d. Jul. 1, 1929) married Anna Gingrich, was my g-grandfather. Their son Alva Byron Deeter (b. Jul. 4, 1878 d. Jul. 22, 1929), who married Alberta Briskey, was my grandfather."
I have added these families as given by Harold.
A child of Samuel and Sarah (Smith) Deeter: Abraham. 
1    Deeter, Abraham was born 18 Aug 1844 and died 1 Jul 1929.  He was married to Anna Gingrich. 
A child of Abraham and Anna (Gingrich) Deeter: Alva Byron. 
i    Deeter, Alva Byron was born 4 Jul 1878 and died 22 Jul 1929.  He was married to Alberta Briskey. 
2    Teeter, Daniel was born about 1775 in Conococheague, PA or MD and died before 16 Jun 1847 in Blair, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Hannah Neff about 1796.  Hannah was born about 1776 and died after 1851. 
Watkins & Co., Chicago, 1884] and since then has propagated throughout the literature. The record was set straight in a convincing fashion by Wilbur Linder in an article entitled "Which Hannah was the Wife of Abraham Teeter, Jr.?" [Linder, 1985].
Daniel was taxed on four parcels of land in Woodberry Township in 1822. The first listed was for $4.09, the second labeled "barrens" cost him $2.70. The other two parcels must have been mountainous, or were undeveloped, as they were taxed at 39 and 6. Daniel's tax bill was one of the largest in the township that year.
It would be of interest to determine whether this Hannah was related to the Esther Näff who married Christian Schäublin and emigrated to America.
Daniel and Hannah had 12 children, Abraham, Catharine, Samuel, Daniel, Elizabeth, Susanna, Barbara, David N., Jacob N., John N., Hannah, and Mary, born 1797 through 1815 or 17 in Morrison's Cove. Several of the children married into the Ulrich and Brumbaugh families.
The two children of Daniel and Hannah (Neff) Teeter: Abraham Neff and Catharine. 
i    Teeter, Abraham Neff was born 15 Feb 1797 in Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 1881 in Jefferson Twp., Wayne, Indiana.  He was married to Elizabeth Ulrich.  Elizabeth was born 1797 in Pennsylvania and died 1888 in Jefferson Twp., Wayne, Indiana.  She was the daughter of John and Christina (Brumbaugh) Ulrich. 
Unsourced IGI records give the marriage of Abraham and ELizabeth as aoubt 1812 in Bedford County, or 1818 i Roaring Spring, Plair, Pennsylvania.
The couple were censused 1870 in Jefferson Township, Wayne County, Indiana; Abraham and Elizabeth Teeter, both 73, and both born in Pennsylvania. The couple were censused next after three other families:
Allen S. Deeter, 26, born in Ohio, and Tena, 24, with Laura, 3, both born in Indiana.
Daniel Teeter, 49, born in Ohio, and Sarah, 46, born in Pennsylvania, with Abraham, 17, Catharine, 15, Martin, 7, and Sarah, 4, all born in Indiana.
David Teeter 42 and Milinda 39, with Daniel 15, Abraham 13 and Jacoriah? 11, the entire family born in Indiana.
Daniel and David were sons of Abraham and Elizabeth, and Allen a grandson. These census records, along with "Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists Newsletter", v 23, no. 3, Fall 1991, were used by Cindy Owens and posted on the 1998 Deeter-L Archives giving the children, which I copy here, and grandchildren of Abraham and Elizabeth.
The eleven children of Abraham Neff and Elizabeth (Ulrich) Teeter: Lewis Neff, John, Daniel, Isaac, Christina, David Ulrich, Levi, Zachariah, Samuel, Jacob and Sarah. 
1    Teeter, Lewis Neff was born about 1818. 
Cindy Owens specified "about 1818" for Lewis' birth. A contributed (unsourced) IGI entry gives "1813 Roaring Spring, Blair, Pennsylvania". The date is surely wrong, so the place is in some doubt by association. The IGI record also gives Lewis' middle name, the same as his father's, which I adopt, tentatively.
2    Teeter, John was born 1819 in Montgomery, Ohio and died 1849 in Indiana. 
3    Teeter, Daniel was born 20 Oct 1821 in Montgomery/Miami, Ohio and died 1875.  He was married (1) to Josephine Jamison.  He was married (2) to Sarah Schultz.  Sarah was born 1828 in Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of Martin and Christina (Clapper) Schultz. 
4    Teeter, Isaac was born 1822 in Jefferson Twp., Wayne, Indiana and died 1903 in Jefferson Twp..  He was married to Nancy Schultz. 
5    Teeter, Christina was born 1827 in Jefferson Twp. and died 1830 in Jefferson Twp.. 
6    Teeter, David Ulrich was born 1829 and died in Jasper County, Missouri.  He was married to Malinda Wimmer.  Malinda was born 1831 in Indiana and died in Jasper County, Missouri. 
7    Teeter, Levi was born 1831 in Jefferson Twp., Wayne, Indiana and died 1833 in Jefferson Twp.. 
8    Teeter, Zachariah was born 1836 in Jefferson Twp. and died 1906.  He was married to Barbara Hoover.  Barbara was born 1839 in Pennsylvania. 
9    Teeter, Samuel was born 1 Jan 1843 in Jefferson Twp., Wayne, Indiana and died Mar 1843 in Jefferson Twp.. 
10    Teeter, Jacob was born 1840 in Jefferson Twp. and died 1868.  He was married to Diana Halderman. 
11    Teeter, Sarah was born in Jefferson Twp. and died 1859/1860 in Jefferson Twp..  She was married to John Zook.  John was born 1834 in Indiana. 
ii    Teeter, Catharine.  She was married to John Ulrich.  John was born 1795 and died 1863 in Henry, Indiana.  He was the son of John and Christina (Brumbaugh) Ulrich. 
3    Teeter, Elizabeth was born about 1777 in Conococheague, PA or MD and died after 1800.  She was married to Martin Miller.  Martin was born 25 Mar 1776 and died 20 Aug 1849 in South Woodbury, Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
Elizabeth and Martin Miller had only one child, John T., born 5 Jan 1800. After her death, Martin married her sister Susanna and had by her seven children.
undated].
A child of Martin and Elizabeth (Teeter) Miller: John Teeter. 
i    Miller, John Teeter was born 5 Jan 1800, died 18 Mar 1873 and was buried in Hetrick Cemetery, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Elizabeth Hetrick.  Elizabeth was born 22 Jul 1800 in Washington, Maryland, died 22 Sep 1873 in Morrisons Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and was buried in Hetrick Cemetery, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (____) Hetrick. 
Elizabeth is identified from the Hetrick Cemeter where she is named as John's wife and daughter of Henry and Elizabeth.
4    Teeter, Abraham was born 8 Nov 1780 in Conococheague, PA or MD and died 10 Mar 1837.  He was married to Hannah Paul about 1804.  Hannah was born 11 Oct 1782 and died 17 Dec 1872.  She was the daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Fluke) Paul. 
Abraham was a tanner, a trade which he followed until he was able to buy a 210 acre farm in South Woodbury. He was taxed $2.61 in Woodberry Township in 1822, holding three parcels of land. In 1829, he bought the rights to sell in the county a patented invention involving a new mode of letting water onto water wheels [Honeyman, 1993].
Much of the literature incorrectly lists Abraham as married to Hannah Neff, wife of his brother Daniel. See the discussion above concerning the origin and resolution of this error.
Bedford County, pg. 92]. His two-story brick home, small barn, and other buildings were sold 1845 to his nephew, John Neff Teeter.
Hannah brought her family in 1839†Lane [1991] says 1829.† to Darke County, Ohio, after Abraham's death. She had eight children still at home for this move, the youngest of whom were eight year old twins. The next year she bought a small farm two miles south of what was to become Union City, Randolph, Indiana.
Hannah and Abraham's twelve children were Elizabeth, Isaac, Barbara, a son, Susanna, Daniel, a son, Hannah, Catherine, David, Mary, and John, born 1805 through 1830 in Woodbury, Bedford, Pennsylvania.
5    Teeter, John Shively was born Feb 1782.    
6    Teeter, Jacob was born 12 Dec 1783 in Conococheague, PA or MD and died 9 Feb 1863 in Richland, Ohio.  He was married (1) to Margaret Ling 29 Oct 1812.  She was the daughter of John and Catherine (____) Ling.  He was married (2) to Catherine Baker (Mrs.) in Knox, Ohio. 
Honeyman [1993] lists Jacob's birth as 12 Dec 1783, but other references give 1785. Accepting the earlier date, I place his and Barbara’s births in Maryland because Abraham only received a warrant for his Bedford County land in March of 1785.
D. Frank Bayer [Bayer, 1984] says Jacob married “Mary Burger (could have been Ling)”, and Elizabeth Miller Lane [Lane, 1991] also says her name was Mary Burger. Is there a confusion between two Jacob Teeters in the literature? The Ling marriage apparently comes from History of Knox County, Ohio, 1881, by Jesse L. Richard, a descendant of daughter Susanna.
In the Bedford Gazette of 1 Feb 1806 we read: "Caution - Eloped from the Subscriber living in Morrison's Cove, Bedford County, near John Snider's Mill, his wife Polly, a daughter of George Long." The present Jacob was single and in his early twenties at this time, so this establishes that there was another of that name in the Cove at that time.
Jacob as son of Abraham was taxed $1.55 on three parcels of land in Woodberry in 1822. His son Jacob was taxed 59.
One Jacob Deeter was assessed 1846 as a farmer on 140 acres worth $1000 in South Woodberry Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania, another was a tenant on the widow Whetstone's land. Note that there were other connections between the Teeters and the Whetstones through the Burger line.
The family moved to Richland County, Ohio, about 1820 [Bayer, 1984], which would mean that he is not one of the above Jacobs taxed 1846. The children's birth places as given here point to a move to Ohio between 1826 and 1830, and the 1822 tax record definitely records him as still owning land in Bedford that year.
The eleven children of Jacob and Margaret were Susanna, Catherine, Abraham, Mary, Leah, David, John L., Elizabeth, born 1812 through 1826 in Morrison's Cove, and Stephen born in Knox County, Ohio. Margaret died ten days after Stephen's birth, and their baby son died two months later.
Catherine and Jacob's two children, Jacob and Rachel, who both died young, are named in a 1942 letter by Margaret C. Haviland to George H. Liebegott.
7    Teeter, Barbara was born about 1784 in Conococheague or, Woodberry Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 7 Mar 1854 in Miami, Ohio.  She was married to Joshua Falkner.  Joshua was born about 1776 and died Sep 1834 in Miami. 
Barbara and Joshua had seven children, Dan, John, David, Jacob, Susanna, Barbara, and Mary, born 1811 through 1827. Dan, who died young, and the next two boys were born in Montgomery County, Ohio, the rest in Miami County.
A transcription of the quit claim proceedings for Abraham's estate spells Joshua's name as Falkner and Falknor. Other sources also use Faulkner. He and Barbara, together with his brothers Levi and David and their families, went to Montgomery County, Ohio, about 1811. Six years later, Joshua brought his family to Newberry Township in Miami County [Honeyman, 1993].
8    Teeter, Isaac was born 16 Sep 1787 in Woodberry Twp., Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 16 Mar 1836 in Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Elizabeth Kaylor 29 Aug 1811 in Montgomery, Ohio.  Elizabeth was born 16 Oct 1793 in Pennsylvania and died 18 Sep 1874 in New Enterprise, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of John and Salome (Kinsey) Kaylor. 
Isaac came to Ohio in 1805, then spent some time in Iowa, but returned to Ohio acording to Lane [1991], who gives his marriage as being in Ohio. However, the couple must have returned to Pennsylvania, as Isaac and Elizabeth lived on a farm between New Enterprise and Potter Creek, and were members of the Yellow Creek district. A sizable number of the family were Brethren ministers. He was taxed $2.75 on two parcels of land in Woodberry Township in 1822.
Isaac was granted administration 22 Feb 1834, two years before his own death, to the estate of Henry Smith, Frederick and Samuel Smith posting $1800 bond.
Isaac and Elizabeth had 13 children born 1813 through 1835. Reed [1987] names also son Elias' 14 children. Five sons, Jacob, Isaac, Levi, Elias and David, moved west, the other siblings stayed in Bedford County. The order in which I've listed those latter children is at the moment completely arbitrary, as I have no birth information for them.
Sally married a Holsinger, a prominent name in the Brethren Cemetery in Iowa, and so may also have gone to that state before moving on west, eventually to Nebraska, where she died.
Of the brothers who moved west, David went first to Ohio, the other four came later to Jefferson County, Iowa. Elias eventually joined David in Ohio, Levi went to Illinois, David to Indiana, while Isaac, Jr., stayed the rest of his life in Iowa.
The thirteen children of Isaac and Elizabeth (Kaylor) Teeter: Jacob Kaylor, Samuel Kaylor, Elizabeth, Isaac Kaylor, Levi Kaylor, Elias Kaylor, David Kaylor, John Kaylor, Mary "Polly", Sarah "Sally", Susanna, Daniel and Joseph. 
i    Teeter, Jacob Kaylor was born 24 Jun 1813 and died 27 Mar 1897 in Dayton, Ohio. 
ii    Teeter, Samuel Kaylor was born 20 Jan 1818, died 21 Nov 1901 and was buried in New Enterprise, Cemetery, Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
There is a gravestone recorded by findagrave.com in the New Enterprise Cemetery, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, for Samuel Kaylor Teeter. The middle initial certainly identifies this as the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Kaylor) Teeter, and I've therefore added his middle name and taken the dates recorded there for his birth and death.
iii    Teeter, Elizabeth was born 13 May 1819 in South Woodbury, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 3 Sep 1888 in North Enterprise, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Daniel Snowberger Detwiler 29 Aug 1844.  Daniel Snowberger was born 5 Mar 1821 in Potter Creek, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 14 Jun 1903 in New Enterprise, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of John and Elizabeth (Snowberger) Detwiler. 
The details of this family have been taken from the "FamilyHart Database" of Don & Jeanine Hartman on RootsWeb WorldConnect web pages. Over 20 grandchildren and some 30 great-grandchildren are also available from that source.
The three children of Daniel Snowberger and Elizabeth (Teeter) Detwiler: Isaac Teeter, Sarah and David T. 
1    Detwiler, Isaac Teeter was born 21 Jun 1845 in Potter Creek, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 19 Jul 1915 in Roaring Spring, Blair, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Amanda Straight 24 Dec 1871.  Amanda was born 3 Oct 1852 in Fulton, Pennsylvania and died 8 Feb 1898.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Charity (Whitfield) Straight. 
RootsWeb "FamilyHart Database" of Don & Jeanine Hartman
2    Detwiler, Sarah was born 7 Jul 1848 in Potter Creek, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 22 May 1918 in Ashland, Ashland, Ohio.  She was married to Martin H. Byers in Bedford, Pennsylvania.  Martin H. was born Jul 1840 in Bedford. 
3    Detwiler, David T. was born 11 Dec 1854 in Martinsburg, Blair, Pennsylvania and died 18 Oct 1941 in New Enterprise, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Susan Amanda Kagarise 8 Oct 1879.  Susan Amanda was born 16 Apr 1859 in Salemville, Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 21 Dec 1915 in New Enterprise, Bedford, Pennsylvania and was buried in Salemville, South Woodbury, Bedford.  She was the daughter of Isaac and Malinda (Amick) Kagarise. 
iv    Teeter, Isaac Kaylor was born 12 Apr 1821 and died before 1910 in Iowa.  He was married to Eliza Brown 8 May 1845.  Eliza was born 21 Sep 1826.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Forney) Brown. 
An announcement in the Bedford Gazette of 16 May says that Isaac Teeter was married on the 8th inst., to Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Brown, all of South Woodbury Township. ([Bayer, 1984] erred in saying this Isaac died Oct 1821. Forrest E. Reed [Reed, 1987] has him married 18 May 1845.)
Isaac K. Teeter, born in Pennsylvania, entered the NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec 32, Jefferson Co., Iowa the same year, 1847, as did David B. Teeter, and bought land in 1851 next to Abraham B. Teeter. His census age of Isaac is a couple of years off of the Bedford records, but the 1850 Iowa census dates were very bad for our David Teeter's family, also.
Isaac engaged in other land transactions with David Sollenburger (Isaac's brother David married Catharine Sollenberger), Christian Burger, father–in–law Samuel Brown, and his brother Elias.
To illustrate the possible confusion, however, note that the estate proceedings were reported 9 Apr 1847 in the Bedford Gazette for Isaac Teeter, late of South Woodbury Township, with Rinehart and Daniel Replogle, executors. Thus there were two Isaacs in town, but the middle initial "K", above, clearly identifies the correct Isaac as to the 1851 land purchase. (And I should mention the Isaac Teeter, also born 1821, who was censused with wife Eliza in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1880.)
In the 1850 census Isaac's wife was listed as Eliza, not Elizabeth, age 25, and his Bedford marriage was to an Eliza.
v    Teeter, Levi Kaylor was born 21 Jul 1824 and died 28 Jan 1901 in Tuscola, Illinois.  He was married to Fanny Brown 28 Nov 1850.  Fanny was born 11 Jan 1832 in Bedford, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Fanny (Hoover) Brown. 
Levi bought land in Jefferson Co., Iowa, 31 Mar 1862. He had married at the home of Samuel Brown. His wife Fanny had bought land in 1853 for $600 from her parents Samuel and Fanny Brown. He was censused in 1856 and 1860.
vi    Teeter, Elias Kaylor was born 23 Jul 1828 and died 20 Jan 1904 in Pleasant Hill, Miami, Ohio.  He was married to Susannah Moore 21 Oct 1852 in Jefferson, Iowa. 
Elias bought land in 1853 from his brothers' father–in–law Samuel Brown. He was censused in 1856 in Des Moines Twp., and in 1860 in Buchanan Twp. with Susanah and 4 children 1 month to 5 years of age. Reed [1978] gives his birth as 23 Feb 1828, and supplies his place of marriage and death information. Elias followed his brother Jacob to Miami County, Ohio, (where also went our Mitchell, Markley, and Hartzell ancestors) in 1865.
The Elder John Cadwallader developed views at odds with the general brotherhood of the Church of the Brethren, where his sermons provoked his disfellowship along with sixty members. (He was likely a descendant of the John Cadwallader who owned land adjacent to Dry Barrens in Bedford when it was surveyed ninety years earlier.) A group of his supporters met 14 Jul 1874 at the home of Elias and Susanna, and organized the Congregational Brethren. Their number had doubled by the following Spring, and Elias was ordained in that new church [Honeyman, 1993]. This was the beginning of a period of divisiveness which resulted in new branches of the original church, and split friends and families, including the Teeters.
vii    Teeter, David Kaylor was born 2 Nov 1833 and died 20 Jun 1902 in Henry, Indiana.  He was married to Christine Sollenberger 24 Feb 1857. 
David bought land 1 Apr 1857 for $1700 in Jefferson Co., Iowa. See my Iowa notes for details of this transaction and a power of attorney between David and his brother Elias. His death date is from Reed [1987], who gives his wife's name as Christine. There was a David Sollenburger in Iowa, possibly his brother–in–law.
viii    Teeter, John Kaylor.  He was married to Barbara L. Zook 5 Jan 1840 in South Woodbury, Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
A child of John Kaylor and Barbara L. (Zook) Teeter: Susanna "Susan". 
1    Teeter, Susanna "Susan" was born 31 Dec 1840 in North Enterprise, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 20 Aug 1925 in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania.  She was married to David Steele Clapper 19 Nov 1869.  David Steele was born 2 Sep 1846 in Clearridge, Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
Susanna's information is from a GenCircles web page of Karherine O'Neal, who also lists eight children; Laurinda, John Henry, Willard L., Barbara Iva, Nellie Mae, Harriet A., Viola Grace and Lena Chloe Clapper, born 1875 through 1894.
ix    Teeter, Mary "Polly". 
x    Teeter, Sarah "Sally".  She was married to John Holsinger.  John was born in Pennsylvania. 
Sally's husband and daughter are taken from the "Moore" webpage on WorldConnect of Pat Moore. That web page also lists ten children for Mariah and Turner.
A child of John and Sarah "Sally" (Teeter) Holsinger: Mariah T.. 
1    Holsinger, Mariah T. was born 17 May 1848 in Pennsylvania.  She was married to Turner Henderson Johnson.  Turner Henderson was born 15 Aug 1842 in Henry County, Iowa. 
xi    Teeter, Susanna. 
xii    Teeter, Daniel. 
xiii    Teeter, Joseph. 
9    Teeter, Catherine was born 8 Aug 1789 in Woodberry Twp., Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 18 Sep 1853. 
"Aunt Catherine was blind and therefore never married." [Teeter, 1897].
10    Teeter, Susannah was born in Woodberry Twp. and died 21 Nov 1837 in South Woodbury, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Martin Miller.  Martin was born 25 Mar 1776 and died 20 Aug 1849 in South Woodbury. 
Martin and Susannah had seven children, born 1808 through 1819 or later. Their son Martin T. Miller was born 20 Oct 1815 in Pennsylvania and died 15 Nov 1893, in Jefferson, Iowa, according to a family record of Mary Ellen Hall, in "Our Jefferson County Ancestors", 1983. He had two daughters, Hannah and Mary, who married sons of our ancestors Hugh and Martha (Weller) Alford, whose son John Weller married Elizabeth Teeter, the last of our Teeter lineage.
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A child of Martin and Susannah (Teeter) Miller: Martin Teeter. 
i    Miller, Martin Teeter was born 20 Oct 1815 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 15 Nov 1893 in Jefferson County, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson.  He was married (1) to Esther Smith Apr 1838 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  Esther was born 11 Feb 1813 in Pennsylvania, died 12 Jun 1860 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp..  He was married (2) to Eliza Harmon 13 Sep 1864 in Wapello County, Iowa.  Eliza was born 9 Mar 1821 in Ohio, died 26 Feb 1889 in Bladensburg, Wapello County, Iowa and was buried in Bladensburg Cemetery, Bladensburg, Wapello County.  She was the daughter of George and Judy (Whitmore) Harmon. 
Martin T. Miller was born 20 Oct 1815 Pa, and died 15 Nov 1893 (at age 78 years, 26 days according to his tombstone) in Jefferson, Iowa, according to a family record of Mary Ellen Hall, in “Our Jefferson County Ancestors”, 1983. His sister Mary married a Frederick Smith. Martin T.'s brothers Jacob and David both married Sollenbergers, a name which intermarried also with the Kaylor Teeter children. And other marriages to Holsingers and Replogles, again Iowa names, occurred in his family.
The grave of Joseph Holsinger, b 6 Oct 1830, d 9 Dec 1866 lies between that of Martin and his wife Esther.
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The five children of Martin Teeter and Esther (Smith) Miller: Hannah Pennsylvania, Elizabeth, Mary "Polly", Cornelius and Martin. 
1    Miller, Hannah Pennsylvania was born 19 Jun 1844 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 11 Aug 1929 in Eldon, Wapello, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.  She was married to William Weller Alford 4 Jul 1861 in Jefferson, Iowa.  William Weller was born 6 Apr 1830 in Beaver, Pennsylvania, died 22 Mar 1899 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.  He was the son of Hugh and Martha (Weller) Alford. 
Hannah was the daughter of Martin T. and Esther (Smith) Miller, and sister of Mary who married William's brother Augustus. The Batavia News of 19 Jun 1919 marked "the 75th milestone in the life of "Aunt" Hannah Alfred, one of the pioneer residents of Batavia".
In 1820 Hannah was living alone and censused adjacent to her son Edwin in Locust Grove Township. She and Mary were killed on the way home from church when the car in which they were riding stalled on a railroad track near Eldon and was hit by a train. Her obituary was in the Fairfield Ledger of 20 Aug 1829.
The children in this family are given here as reported by Phyllis Gillaspie [Gillaspie, 2000], who also gives vital data and spouse names for these. Phyllis' set of Family Group Sheets on the Teeters and Alfords which she gave me, dated 30 Oct 2000, had been meticulously researched with citations given for all of the data, and I'm very grateful for her sharing these with me.
William and Hannah's marriage by Peter Lutz was recorded in Jefferson County, Iowa. They had nine children born 1863 to 1877 according to the family group sheet given to me 1991 by Mary Ellen (Alford) Hall of Fairfield. She is the daughter of William and Hannah's son Augustus Miller Alford and Bessier Pearl Donovan.
William Alfred is listed in the 1850 census in Neshannock township as a laborer, and as a blacksmith in the 1860 census while living with his mother Martha. He was listed as a section hand living in Batavia in 1879.
William W. and Hannah "Alfred" were censused 1880 in Locust Grove, Jefferson, Iowa, with ages 50 and 35. His occupation was listed as Justice of the Peace, and he reported that his father was born in Ireland and his mother in Pennsylvania, both in conflict with our other records. All of the children except Augustus were at home; George, 16, Mary E., 14, Edwin L., 13, Wiley J., 11, Emma L, 7, James E., 4, and Steward C., 2 years of age. Why Augustus, who would have been 6 at the time, was not in the home is unknown, unless the census taker accidently omitted him when he turned the page and wrote "Alfred, Emma L." as the first entry.
His obituary in the Fairfield Tribune 29 Mar 1899 said he left his wife, five boys, and two girls. Since we know the death dates for the other sons, this leaves Augustus as having predeceased his father. William's tombstone gives the dates of his birth and death, spells his name Alford, and gives his age at death as 68y 11m 23d, which doesn't quite agree with the birth day I give here. His wife Hannah's tombstone next to his is spelled Alfred.
The nine children of William Weller and Hannah Pennsylvania (Miller) Alford: Martin, George Cornelius, Mary Elizabeth, Edwin Lewtellis, Wylie John "Mart", Emma Leota, Augustus B., James E. and Stewart C. 
i    Alford, Martin was born 27 Jan 1863 in Jefferson, Iowa. 
Martin died in infancy.
ii    Alford, George Cornelius was born 27 Aug 1864 in Jefferson, died 9 Jan 1943 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa and was buried in Batavia Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married to Laura J. Morrison 26 Aug 1885 in Wapello, Iowa.  Laura J. was born 26 Jul 1866 in Iowa, died 13 Aug 1913 and was buried in Batavia Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa. 
George's census does not appear in 1900, unfortunately, since that source might identify early children in the family. (The census is so faint, however, that he might have been listed under a completely incorrect surname.)
George C. and Laura J. Alford were censused in the 2nd Ward of Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, in 1910 with two sons, Merrel and Allan. His occupation was listed as a carpenter, and his father's birth place was written "Ire.Irish", while Laura's parents were born in Massachusetts and Illinois. George gave his age as 42 (instead of 45) and Laura's as 39 (instead of 32), and they indicated that they had been married 24 years (which was correct!).
In 1920 George C. Alford (it looks like someone overwrote a previous Alfred that appears in the index) was censused as a widower boarding with Milton O. Wallen(?) in the 7th Ward of Ottumwa.
The two children of George Cornelius and Laura J. (Morrison) Alford: Merrel Harry and Allan W. 
1    Alford, Merrel Harry was born 1889/1890 in Iowa.  He was married to Vivian H. ____ 1921/1922.  Vivian H. was born 1899/1900 in Iowa. 
Merrel Harry Alford was a 33 year old roomer in the boarding house of Harry B. Somers in the 2nd Ward of Ottumwa in 1920.
By 1930 Merrel was married and living in Los Angeles. He was working in "concrete water construction", and his wife Vivian H. was 38 years old, and also born in Iowa, her father in Ohio, and her mother in Iowa. Their ages of 32 and 30 at marriage give 1821/22 for their marriage.
2    Alford, Allan W. was born 1894/1895 in Iowa. 
A. W. Alford and wife Mary were censued 1920 in the 3rd Ward of Eldon, Wapello, Iowa. His age was not given, and Mary's was recorded as 70 years. Whether this is a garbled census of Allan is hard to tell. The location is one where would be expected Allan to have settled, as did his sister Mary Elizabeth Mullenix.
iii    Alford, Mary Elizabeth was born 29 Nov 1865 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, died 16 Jan 1921 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.  She was married to Asher Birdine Mullenix 30 Sep 1885 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.  Asher Birdine was born 14 Jul 1863 in Oswego, Illinois, died 18 Feb 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and was buried in Forest Lawn Mem., California.  He was the son of John P. and Margaret (Long) Mullenix. 
Asher B. Mullins (as indexed, but the end of the name has been scribbled over on the census, and may have been Mullinex) and wife Mary E. were censused 1900 in 1st ward, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa with their three sons, All of the ages as recorded agree with those shown here for the family, and Asher's occupation was barber.
His parents, John B. and Margretta, ages 64 and 72, were censused on the previous page with several sons and daughters still in their home. In their case, the surname appears to read Mullenix. The couple were both born in Ohio, and their parents were all from Virginia.
In 1910 Asher and and Mary were censused in the 3rd Ward, Fairfield, with two of their sons, Frank and Augustus at home. They were censused three households from Mary' brother James.
It's interesting that an Alfred Mullenix was born 1883/84 in Kansas, but censused 1910 in the 5th Ward of Ottumwa. Possibly a nephew of Asher's coming back to Iowa?
The three children of Asher Birdine and Mary Elizabeth (Alford) Mullenix: Edwin C., Frank C. and Augustus Ray "Gus". 
1    Mullenix, Edwin C. was born 8 Aug 1886 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa and died 1957/1958 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.  He was married to Alma ____ 1908/1913.  Alma was born 1893/1894 in Iowa. 
Edwin C. Mullenix, 33 years old and born in Iowa, was censused 1920 in the city of Los Angeles, California. He had a wife censused with him, but with no given name listed, aged 32 years and also born in Iowa. In 1930, however, his wife's name was given as Alma, and their marriage took place when he was 22 and she 19 years old. Edwin gave his age as only 42, and his work as salesman for an oil company.
2    Mullenix, Frank C. was born 26 Aug 1888 in Eldon, Wapello, Iowa and died 26 Apr 1958 in Paxton, Nebraska.  He was married (1) to Carrie May Pittington.  Carrie May was born 31 May 1884, died 12 May 1923 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married (2) to Adelaide ____. 
Frank Mullenix, 32, was censused in the 4th Ward, Fairview, in 1920, but the census image is so faint that I cannot be sure of his wife's name, but it looks more like Sarah than Carrie. There were no children listed with them.
There was a 41 year old, Iowa born Frank C. Mullinex in Los Angeles in 1930, the same place Frank's brother Edwin was located. This Frank's wife was named as Adelaide, aged 22 and born also in Iowa. This Frank was working as an operator of some kind of pipeline service station. I'm inclined to believe that this if the son of Asher and Mary, but the various wives' names makes it difficult to be sure. I've listed Adelaide as a second wife, but warn the reader that this is not an ironclad conclusion.
3    Mullenix, Augustus Ray "Gus" was born 25 Sep 1889 in Eldon, Wapello, Iowa, died 22 Feb 1955 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield.  He was married to Bessie Pearl Donovan 10 Jan 1912 in Galesburg, Know, Illinois.  Bessie Pearl was born 9 Dec 1893 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, died 26 Jul 1958 in Fairfield and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield. 
Gus and Pearl Mullenix were censused in 1920 living in the 3rd Ward, Fairfield with sons Asher and Glenn. Gus, like a brother and brother-in-law, was a barber.
The four children of Augustus Ray "Gus" and Bessie Pearl (Donovan) Mullenix: Asher Burdette, Glen Donovan, Mary Ellen and Roy Richard "Dick". 
i    Mullenix, Asher Burdette was born 2 Jul 1912 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, died 30 Nov 1961 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married (1) to Irene Ruby Keller 15 Jan 1934 in Kahoka, Missouri.  Irene Ruby was born 28 Sep 1914 in Jefferson, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Louis Raymond and Elsie Iowa (Rubey) Keller.  He was married (2) to Mildred Catherine Passwater. 
Irene is identified in a WorldConnect file as the daughter of Louis Raymond and Elsie Iowa (Rubey) Keller based on a 1920 Locust Grove Twp. and a 1930 Polk Twp., Jefferson, Iowa, censuses in which Irene R. appeared at ages 5 and 15, respectively. Their marriage was in Kahoka, Missouri, according to Phyllis Gillaspie, and that seems somewhat strange.
A child of Asher Burdette and Irene Ruby (Keller) Mullenix: Marjorie Irene. 
1    Mullenix, Marjorie Irene was born 31 Aug xxxx. 
ii    Mullenix, Glen Donovan was born 5 Oct 1914 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, died 28 Jul 1969 in Fairfield and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield.  He was married to Macel Lee Blough 23 Apr 1947 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa. 
iii    Mullenix, Mary Ellen was born 2 Dec 1925 in Fairfield.  She was married to Don Dale Hall 23 Oct 1947 in Fairfield.  Don Dale was born 14 Dec 1921 in Pleasantville, Marion, Iowa. 
iv    Mullenix, Roy Richard "Dick" was born 17 Oct xxxx in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married to Patricia Ann Miller 12 Oct 1963 in Fairfield.  Patricia Ann was born 7 Oct 1935 in Libertyville, Jefferson, Iowa, died 25 Apr 1993 in Rochester, Minnesota and was buried in Wahpeton, North Dakota. 
The two children of Roy Richard "Dick" and Patricia Ann (Miller) Mullenix: Andrea Annette "Andy" and Angela Nanette "Angel". 
1    Mullenix, Andrea Annette "Andy" was born 29 Aug xxxx.  She was married (1) to William Hageman 30 May 1975 in Wapheton, North Dakota.  She was married (2) to Don Bremseth 27 Apr 1985. 
2    Mullenix, Angela Nanette "Angel" was born 12 Apr xxxx in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.  She was married to Kevin Tooker 24 May 1980 in Wapheton, North Dakota. 
iv    Alford, Edwin Lewtellis was born 9 May 1867 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, died 24 Dec 1938 in Batavia and was buried in Batavia Cemetery.  He was married (1) to Mella E. Williams 27 Feb 1889 in Locust Grove, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married (2) to Mary Susan "Millie/Mollie" Nace / Mace 10 Jan 1894.  Mary Susan "Millie/Mollie" was born 1871/1872 in Iowa, died 1928 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Batavia Cemetery.  He was married (3) to Mary ____ 1920/1930.  Mary was born 1870/1871 in Iowa. 
There is an extracted IGI record of the marriage of Mella E. Williams to Edward L. Alfred on 27 Feb 1889 in Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. Edwin got censused in 1900 as Edward L., so the given names seem to be easily mistaken for each other. I believe this is indeed a record of Edwin's first marriage. I have no other information about Mella, and in 1894 Edwin was married a second time.
There was a Millie Williams, age 8, censused in 1880 as the daughter of Thom F. and Melvina Williams of Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa. Columbus is about a 54 mile drive east and north of Fairfield. This could be the "Mella" that Edwin married, but the name mismatch prevents accepting this possibility as certain.
I'm not sure of my source for the name of Edwin's second wife, but I believe it and their marriage date were from Phyllis Gillaspie in 2000.
Edwin and Mary were censused 1900 as Edward L. and Millie S., in 1910 as Edwin L. and Mary S., both times as Alferds, and in 1920 as Edwin L. and Mollie S. Alfred. In these three censuses, Edwin's wife reported that she had been born in Iowa, as were her parents. But in 1930 Edwin L. Alfred's wife was Mary V., born in Iowa, but with her mother born in Pennsylvaia and her father in New York. Mary V. was 59 years old, and indicated that she had first been married at age 20. That would have been in 1890/91, not 1894. I take all of this to be evidence that Edwin had married for a third time. (Edwin said he was first married at age 35, or 1901/02, which doesn't correspond to any of his actual marriage dates.)
Edwin's 1900 census was in Batavia, Jefferson County, Iowa, and his subsequent ones through 1930 all in Locust Grove of that county. In all of them, his occupation was listed as barber, with his son Harry also a barber in 1920. Also, in 1900 through 1920, he was censused adjacent to his mother Hannah. In 1900 she had three of her sons living with her, including James, a barber, but the next two decades she was living alone.
In 1930 Edwin was proprietor of a barber shop.
The two children of Edwin Lewtellis and Mary Susan "Millie/Mollie" (Nace / Mace) Alford: Harry H. and Helen Vivian. 
1    Alford, Harry H. was born Nov 1894 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married to Ruth P. ____ 1914/1915.  Ruth P. was born 1896/1897 in Iowa. 
Harry was censused 1900 and 1910 in his parents' home, but by 1920 was married with a 10 month old son, Harry L. That year he was working as a barber, possible with his father. In 1930 the census reveals that he had moved to Ottumwa in Wapello County, Iowa, and reports that he and Ruth had been married at ages 20 and 18. He was the manager, and Ruth a clerk, in a grocery store, and they had to lodgers in their home. One was Edwin M. Lester, 64, and the other one Edwin Aspinwall, 67. Either of these could have been Ruth's father.
That Edwin Lester was born in Illinois 1865/66, with his father born in New York and mother in Illinois. That is enough to identify him as the Edwin Lester of Albia, Monroe County, Iowa in 1910 with wife Cathrine L. and five children still at home, the oldest 17 years old. Ruth would have been about 24 at that time, making Cathrine only 17 at Ruth's birth, so that doesn't speak strongly that Harry's wife was a Lester, but it's marginally possible given the uncertainies of census ages.
A child of Harry H. and Ruth P. (____) Alford: H. Leonard. 
i    Alford, H. Leonard was born 1918/1919 in Iowa. 
2    Alford, Helen Vivian was born 27 Oct 1897 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa. 
v    Alford, Wylie John "Mart" was born 27 Aug 1869 in Batavia, died 3 Apr 1922 in Bernhart, Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Batavia Cemetery.  He was married to Nellie B. Gabbert 8 May 1901 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa.  Nellie B. was born 1869/1871 in Illinois.  She was the daughter of B. F. and America A. (Linney?) Gabbert. 
McConnell gives the surname of Wylie's wife as Gabbert, while the 1880 census in Fountain Green, Hancock, Illinois and the 1900 census in Jefferson County, Iowa, of Benjamin F. and America A. Gabbert show a daughter Nellie B., age 10 in 1880 and Nillie B., age 24 (born Feb 1876) in 1900, both records giving Illinois as the daughter's birthplace. Another illustration of the inaccuracies that can appear in census ages. Benjamin, born in Iowa, was a shoemaker in 1880 and a physician by 1900, and Nellie was the middle of five children. (Without the mother's fairly rare name, it would be difficult to argue that these were the same families. Born in Illinois in Apr 1846, Wylie's mother-in-law was quite possibly the America A. Linney, age 13 in 1860, daughter of James H. and Martha of Paris, Edgar, Illinois. And that Martha, age 55, had in her home a Mary Milburn, age 75, hinting at a possible fourth generation of the female lineage.) Benjamin, by the way, was a doctor in Wilson, Adair, Missouri in 1910.
In 1900 Wiley J. Alford was still living with his widowed mother in Batavia, along with his brothers James E. and Stewart. The 1910 census of Wylie J. and Nellie B. Alferd in Lost Grove Twp., Jefferson County, Iowa, where he was a station agent for a railroad, the name of which is difficult to read, but might be C & J or CBJ. The couple had been married for nine years, and Nellie had borne two children, only one of whom was living.
The two children of Wylie John "Mart" and Nellie B. (Gabbert) Alford: Mildred Lorraine and Lora L. 
1    Alford, Mildred Lorraine was born 1904 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, died 1904 in Batavia and was buried in Batavia Cemetery. 
2    Alford, Lora L. was born 1905/1906 in Iowa. 
vi    Alford, Emma Leota was born 7 Jul 1872 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa and died 1950 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa.  She was married to Elija Burton Brown 13 Nov 1888 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa.  Elija Burton was born May 1859 in Ohio. 
Elija B. and Emma L. Brown were censused 1900 in Batavia, ages 41 and 27, with sons George and Neal and daughter Reva M., ages 10, 9 and 6. Emma's birth month and year were overwritten on the census and thus illegible, but this record provides us with Elija's date and names and dates of the three children. He was born in Ohio of parents both born in Ohio
In 1910 Elija and Emma were censused in Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson County, with Neal and Reva still at home. He was a hotel keeper, and one of two boarders living with them was John A. Teeter, 49, a house painter and Emma's first cousin. His mother Rebecca Ann and Emma's father William were sister and brother. The other boarder was William W. Lewis, 50, a name not recognizable to me as a relative.
The couple appears again in Locust Grove in 1920 with their two sons at home. Elija was working as the manager of a hardward store, George was a hardware store clerk, and Neal was working as a house painter. Both of Elija's parents were born in Pennsylvania.
The three children of Elija Burton and Emma Leota (Alford) Brown: George A., Neal M. and Reva M. 
1    Brown, George A. was born Jun 1889 in Iowa.  He was married to Dorthy B. ____ 1907/1908 in Iowa.  Dorthy B. was born 1892/1893 in Iowa. 
In 1910 George A. Brown and wife Dorthy B. were censused in Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson County, Iowa, ages 21 and 17, and they had been married two years. George was working as a printer for a newspaper; Dorthy and her mother were born in Iowa, her father in Missouri.
The age of their daughter Lola V. was recorded as 1 year, 2 months, and since their census was taken on April 20, that give's Lola's birth as February or March, 1909.
In 1920 George and his brother Neal were living with their parents, and George indicated that he was a widower. By 1920, George A. Brown, 40, born in Iowa with father born in Oho and mother in Iowa, was censused living alone in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. He was divorced and working as a salesman in a furniture store. If both of these records are accurate, George was married a second time between 1920 and 1930, but I've found no record of that.
A child of George A. and Dorthy B. (____) Brown: Lola B.. 
i    Brown, Lola B. was born 1909 in Iowa. 
2    Brown, Neal M. was born Jul 1890 in Iowa. 
Neal and his brother George were living with their parents in Locust Grove in 1920.
3    Brown, Reva M. was born Nov 1893 in Iowa and died 1912 in Jefferson, Iowa. 
vii    Alford, Augustus B. was born 16 Sep 1874 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa. 
Augustus did not appear in the 1880 census of his father, and I was unable to find Augustus Alford (of any spelling variation of his given and surnames) in any US census index through 1920. Nor does he appear in any IGI record. Phyllis Gillaspie does not provide a date for his death, and he may have died in infancy.
viii    Alford, James E. was born 12 Apr 1876 in Batavia, died 24 Jul 1941 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married to Jennie P. Armstrong 13 Aug 1901 in Jefferson, Iowa.  Jennie P. was born Dec 1881 in Iowa, died 19 Dec 1967 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield.  She was the daughter of Robert and Sarah A. (____) Armstrong. 
Jennie P. Armstrong was censused 1900 at age 18 in the home of her parents, Robert and Sarah, in Batavia, Jefferson County. She was one of seven children, and that town is about eleven miles due west of Fairfield.
James E. and Jennie P. Alfred were censused 1910 in the 3rd Ward, Fairfield with their two sons. He was a barber, and they were listed three households from his sister, Mary and her husband Asher Mullenix, also a barber and certainly their son Asher's namesake.
In 1920 the family was still located in Fairfield City, and James owned his own barbarshop. For some reason the census taker record both of his parents' births as Iowa, and her father's as Ohio, all of which are wrong.
By 1930 the couple had moved about 30 miles east of Fairfield to the town of New London in Henry County, Iowa, where James was again a barber. Their sons William R. and Asher E. were still living with them, William having his own barber shop, and Asher working as a telephone linesman. This time James' father was listed as born in Ohio (!), but Jenny correctly listed both of her parents as Iowa born.
The two children of James E. and Jennie P. (Armstrong) Alford: William R. and Asher Edwin. 
1    Alford, William R. was born 1904/1906 in Iowa, died 8 Jul 1973 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield.  He was married to Winona B. Barnes.  Winona B. was born 1905, died 23 Apr 1973 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield. 
2    Alford, Asher Edwin was born 13 Apr 1908 in Jefferson, Iowa, died 18 Mar 1936 in Jefferson and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield. 
ix    Alford, Stewart C. was born 17 Nov 1877 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, died 28 Dec 1948 and was buried in Eldon Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa.  He was married to Emma Latta 5 Sep 1906 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa.  Emma was born 1871/1873 in Iowa, died 1938 and was buried in Eldon Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Hugh and Catherine (____) Latta. 
Stewart and Emma Alfred, aged 32 and 37, were censused 1910 in Pleasant Twp., Wapello Co., Iowa. They were recorded as having been married four years, with Emma noted as having been married twice. Gillaspie gives her first husband's surname as Franklin. Stewart's occupation was listed as general farmer. Emma was born in Iowa, her father in Pennsylvania and her mother in Ohio.
Right next to them in the 1910 census were Hugh and Catherine Latta, 69 and 67, married 45 years, and Cora, 33, surely her parents and sister. Looking back to 1880, we find Emmie as the 9 year old daughter of Hugh and Catharine Latty, aged 39 and 38 in Pleasant Twp. Hugh and Catherine's surname was spelled Latta also in the 1870 census in that township, so I'm inclined to believe the Latty spelling is an aberation.
Stewart and Emma Alford were in Washington Twp., Wapello County in 1920, aged 42 and 41, Stewart working as a watchman for the railroad. The age of 41 was clearly written, but is completely at odds with three other censuses, so the census taker simply misheard her age that year.
By 1930 Stewart C. and Emma F. Alfred were still in Washington Twp., aged 53 and 58, with Stewart working as a switchman for the railway.
2    Miller, Elizabeth. 
3    Miller, Mary "Polly" was born Jun 1848 in Libertyville, Jefferson, Iowa, died 11 Aug 1929 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eldon, Wapello, Iowa.  She was married to Augustus W. Alford 31 Mar 1874 in Jefferson, Iowa.  Augustus W. was born 10 Apr 1848 in New Castle, Beaver, Pennsylvania, died 30 Sep 1923 in Eldon, Wapello, Iowa and was buried in Eldon IOOF Cemetery.  He was the son of Hugh and Martha (Weller) Alford. 
Mary was the daughter of Martin T. and Esther (Smith) Miller, and sister of Hannah who married William, the brother of Augustus. She and Hannah were killed when the car in which they were riding stalled on a railroad track near Eldon and was hit by a train.
Her marriage record of 31 Mar 1874 said she would be 19 on her next birthday, giving 1855/56 as her birth year. Her 1900 census record gives her birth as Jun 1848, later censuses were more or less compatible with that. Why the marriage record said 19 instead of 28 is problematic.
Augustus' marriage, recorded in Jefferson, Iowa, says he was 23, but he actually would have been 26 on his next birthday He moved to Eldon in 1874, and worked for 32 years on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company, 18 years as a passenger train engineer. He was initiated 28 May 1878 into the IOOF Lodge in Eldon, and was a member of the Christian Church.
In 1880 Augustus and Mary were censused in Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa. Both were listed as born in 1847/48, he as an engineer and Mary keeping house. His mother's birthblace was correctly listed as New Jersey, and her parents both in Pennsylvania
In 1900 Augustus was working as a keeper of a livery bary in Eldon Town, wabello County, and he and Mary had their daughter Jessie, 24, living with them. Ten years later the three of them were still living together, Augustus as an engineer for an electric light company, and Jessie as a city librarian. The three boarders in their home cmoprised two railroad brakemen and a public school teacher. Their home was on Railroad Street, and no less than eleven men on that census page of 14 households were working for the railroad company.
By 1920 Augustus was retired, and he and Mary were by then living alone.
A child of Augustus W. and Mary "Polly" (Miller) Alford: Jessie M.. 
i    Alford, Jessie M. was born Aug 1875 in Iowa. 
As indicated above, Jessie worked as a librarian in the city library of Eldon.
4    Miller, Cornelius. 
5    Miller, Martin. 
11    Teeter, Hannah was born in Woodberry Twp., Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died before 1827.  She was married to Jacob Ling. 
Hannah was born after 1790 and died before 1827, according to Bayer [Bayer, 1984]. There was published in 1987 an Addendum to the Abraham Teeter Family: Children & Descendants of Jacob & Hannah (Teeter) Ling of Morrisons Cove, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, 1792 to 1896, which I have not seen, by the same author.
Bayer says Jacob's surname was "Long (Ling)".

Abraham Deeter  &  Mary Magdelena "Mollie" Wise

Abraham Deeter was born 1745/1746 and died Jan 1827 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
Abraham was married (2) to Mary Magdelena "Mollie" 26 Mar 1809. 
Mary Magdelena "Mollie" Wise . 

Elizabeth Miller Lane [Lane, 1991] says Mary was called "Mollie".
Pennsylvania, Deed Book G, pp 706-706, 1792, Deed Book ?, pg 708, 1809, and Deed Book O, pp 628-629, 1827]. Copies of these deeds were furnished to me by James Boor, Dec. 1990.
There was a John Wise (c1754-1821) who married Mary Greib/Cripe apparently in Bedford County. Mary's sister Susanna married Christian Shively, Abraham's brother-in-law, and many of her nieces and nephews married into the Shively family [Replogle Genealogy].

John Shively Teeter  &  Barbara Deeter

John Shively Teeter was born Feb 1782 in Conococheague, PA or MD and died 5 Aug 1847 in Monroe Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
John Shively was married (1) to Barbara about 1802. 
Barbara Deeter was born 17 Jan 1783 and died 1806.  She was the daughter of John and Susanna (Ulrich) Deeter. 

Barbara and John were first cousins, their fathers being brothers. They had two children who died in infancy according to D. Frank Bayer [Bayer, 1984]. I received my copy of this manuscript from James D. Boor of New Enterprise, Pennsyvania.

John Shively Teeter  &  Susanna Heffner Burger
Johannes 1 , Abraham 2 , John Shively 3 , David Burger 4 , Elizabeth 5 Burger Top  

John Shively Teeter was born Feb 1782 in Conococheague, PA or MD and died 5 Aug 1847 in Monroe Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
John Shively was married (2) to Susanna Heffner 1807. 
Susanna Heffner Burger was born 26 Apr 1791 in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, died 27 Feb 1865 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.  She was the daughter of David and Catherine (Heffner) Burger. 

The FHL AF has Susan, dtr of David and Catherine (Heffner) Burger, m 5 Aug 1847 [sic]. This conceivably could be a valid date with typo '47 for '07. According to a biography of his son Jacob B., John was a shoemaker by vocation.
His death In Bedford Co. is recorded in the Brethren Cemetery Records, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa, where his wife Susanna is buried. Confirmation of accounts of his estate was signed 1 Jun 1850 by Daniel B. Teeter and Jabez Hixson† I have only the end of the court record at the top of the page of the account of the estate of Elizabeth (Whetstone) Burger sent to me by Mitchell [1993].†.
This may be the John Teeter who witnessed the will of Daniel Whetstone on 27 Aug 1828, along with Jacob Burger, since his cousin John the son of John was deceased at that time.
Susanna's birth and death data are according to Teeter-Jones [1897], and confirmed by the tombstone in the Brethren Cemetery next to her son David's land in Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.
Susanna's birth place is confirmed as Waynesboro in a 1986 family group sheet by Norman B. Leppo of St. Louis, Missouri, who cites her and her children in Jefferson Co., Iowa as the source of his information. He writes her mother's maiden name with one "f". The Daniel Teeter letter gives her middle name (her mother's maiden name) as Heffner. Bayer writes it as Hepner and Heffner in his two family tables.
The data for the family of Susanna and John are taken as given in the 1897 letter of their son Daniel [Teeter-Jones, 1897], and compared to that of Marilyn Alex Deeter, Frank Bayer, and George Liebegott, with discrepancies noted. The 1986 family group sheet of Norman B. Leppo has only a few minor discrepancies.
The twelve children of John Shively and Susanna Heffner (Burger) Teeter: David Burger, Jacob Burger, Elizabeth "Aunt Betsey" Burger, John Burger, Catherine Burger, Susanna Burger, Mary Burger, Hannah Burger, Sarah Burger, Daniel Burger, Barbara Burger and Abraham Burger. 
1    Teeter, David Burger was born 27 Feb 1809.    
2    Teeter, Jacob Burger was born 17 Sep 1810 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 29 Jun 1890 in Pine Creek Twp, Ogle, Illinois.  He was married to Elizabeth Davis 12 Mar 1840.  Elizabeth was born 28 Mar 1821 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 5 Feb 1905 in Pine Creek Twp, Ogle, Illinois.  She was the daughter of David and Catherine (Whetstone) Davis. 
One Jacob Deeter was assessed 1846 as a farmer on 140 acres worth $1000 in South Woodberry Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania, the other was a tenant on the widow Whetstone's land. This Jacob could be either.
Illinois", Chapman Bros., 1886].
The children (but not the spouses) of this family are listed on a 1990 chart of Mrs. Frank Teeter (Frank was apparently a grandson ofAdam) sent to me Feb. 1993 by Billie Jean Mitchell. The chart, labeled “Teeter Family of Illinois” with a handwritten note “Taken from the Teeter Bible”, was, however, badly wrong in the Teeter ancestry of Lizzie's father Jacob B. However, Elizabeth in 1900 was living with her daughter Mary Ann and son-in-law Luther Hanes, and indicated that she had borne 10 children of whom nine were still living. Apparently two of the twelve listed above were not her children, but were probably living with her and Jacob at some point.
The 1850 census in South Woodbury, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, for Jacob B. Deeter is interesting, in that the children are not named in order of their birth, and the Teeter surname was repeated after Adam, 8, was listed.
In the 1870 census of Jacob B. Teeter in Grand Detour, Ogle, Illinois, he was 59 and his wife Elizabeth 50, both born in Pennsylvania. Their children through 1850 were born in Pennsylvania, and the rest in Illinois, and their eleven year old daughter was Lizzie. I use this census to provide the names and ages of the children of Jacob and Elizabeth. In their 1880 census in Pine Creek, Ogle County, five of the children were still at home with Jacob and Elizabeth.
The ten children of Jacob Burger and Elizabeth (Davis) Teeter: Daniel L., Adam, John, Mary Ann, Jacob, Catharine, Isabel, Elizabeth "Lizzie", Joseph and Samuel. 
i    Teeter, Daniel L. was born 1839/1840. 
ii    Teeter, Adam was born 1841/1843 in Pennsylvania. 
iii    Teeter, John was born 1843/1844 in Pennsylvania. 
iv    Teeter, Mary Ann was born Dec 1849 in Pennsylvania.  She was married to Luther Hanes 1875/1876.  Luther was born Jul 1850 in Illinois. 
v    Teeter, Jacob was born 1847/1849 in Pennsylvania. 
vi    Teeter, Catharine was born 1847/1850 in Pennsylvania. 
vii    Teeter, Isabel was born 1855/1856 in Pennsylvania. 
viii    Teeter, Elizabeth "Lizzie" was born 11 Oct 1858 in Illinois and died 1947.  She was married to George Coffman. 
This is the niece to whom Daniel Teeter's 1897 letter was written.
ix    Teeter, Joseph was born 1859/1860 in Illinois. 
x    Teeter, Samuel was born 1862/1863 in Illinois. 
3    Teeter, Elizabeth "Aunt Betsey" Burger was born 9 Mar 1812 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died about 1891 in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas. 
Liebegott [1942] and Bayer [1984] both give 26 Nov 1892, the same date as for the death of her brother John Burger Teeter, next child in line. Daniel's letter gives "1890 or 1891" in Kansas.
She is mentioned as living in Nebraska at some unknown date [David B.'s biography].
4    Teeter, John Burger was born 6 Sep 1813 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 26 Nov 1892 in Ottumwa, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married to Sarah Forney Burger 20 Mar 1842.  Sarah Forney was born 5 Feb 1819, died 22 Nov 1887 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
John's Tombstone. says d 26 Nov 1892 ae 79y 2m 20d, which places his birth at 6 Sep 1813. Sarah's tombstone says d 22 Nov 1887 ae 68y 9m 17d, which means her birth was 5 Feb 1819. I follow this data.
Liebegott [1942] has John's birth as 6 Sep 1813, not the 6 Feb 1813 in Daniel's letter. Liebegott has his death in Batavia, rather than Ottuma, Iowa.
The 1852 state census in Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa has J. Teeter with 2m, 3f, 0 voter, 0 militia, and John Teeter with 3m, 1f, 1 voter, and 1 militia in his household. Neither one fits with what I have on this family. The 1856 census has John B. in Des Moines Twp. with 9 people in his household, and records him as having been in Iowa 5 years.
John B. Teeter 10 Mar 1868 purchased for $500 from Philip Albaugh the SW quarter of the SW quarter of Section 33 in Locust Grove Twp, just one mile north of David B's land in Des Moines Twp., and he was listed as a farmer there in 1879.
His daughter Elizabeth's death record in Jefferson states that she was the eldest in a family of ten children.
Two households before David B. Teeter in the 1870 census the family of an Alexander Clark, 54, was censused with no wife and six children ranging from 8 to 21 (the three eldest being sons). Also in the home was a Margret Teter, 22 and born in Pennsylvania, keeping house. John owned land just a mile away from his brother David, and had 10 children of whom I know the names of only three. It seems likely that Margret was one of the daughters of John and Sarah.
Also in 1870 a David Teter was censused at age 30 in Buchanan Township, Jefferson County, Iowa, next to George Teter, age 25. David's wife Nancy, 26, was born in Ohio, and their son William was recorded as 8 months of age. George's wife was Valesta, aged 20 and born in Iowa. David's and George's birth places were both given as Pennsylvania. I assume these were also sons of John and Sarah, but verification awaits more research.
Fornay as a married name comes from Liebegott, but the cemetery index in Iowa says her maiden name was Forney. I follow Liebegott here, so that her maiden name would have been Burger. Mavar [1993] has Sarah Forney BURGER, so Forney may have been a middle name, and hence possibly her mother's maiden name.
See John's notebook re vitals.
Tombstone says Sarah d 22 Nov 1887 aged 68y 9m 17d, which means her birth was 5 Feb 1819, not the 6 Feb 1818 of Daniel's letter. I follow the tombstones for both Sarah and John.
The three children of John Burger and Sarah Forney (Burger) Teeter: Elizabeth, Ella Barbara and John M. 
i    Teeter, Elizabeth was born 20 Feb 1844 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 5 Mar 1919 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.  She was married to Martin L. Fishel 4 Feb 1864. 
Eldest child in family of 10, according to death record in "Jefferson County Records".
ii    Teeter, Ella Barbara was born 2 Mar 1850 in Pennsylvania, died 19 Jun 1914 in Batavia, Locust Grove Twp, Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
Cemetery index.
iii    Teeter, John M. was born 7 Aug 1857, died 8 Sep 1887 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
Source, Jefferson County Records. Tombstone says died 8 Sep 1887 aged 30y 1m 1d, which implies born 7 Aug 1857.
5    Teeter, Catherine Burger was born 18 Jun 1815 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 8 Mar 1851 in Jefferson, Iowa.  She was married to Abraham Sivets Jun 1844. 
Liebegott has her death on 28 Mar 1851.
Leppo [1986] has b 14 Jun and d 18 Mar.
Moved to California spring of 1852 according to Daniel's letter and to Leppo [1986]. He m2) Elizabeth Holder.
6    Teeter, Susanna Burger was born 25 Aug 1817 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 30 Jun 1884 in Morrison's Cove.  She was married to Adam Ketring 8 Dec 1838.  Adam died 1882. 
Susan and Adam had 4 children [Bayer, 1984].
Liebegott has Susan's birth year as 1807 rather than 1817.
Bayer has b 1817 as in Daniel Teeter letter, but 1807 on his own family chart page 14, and lists her as eldest child there.
Leppo [1986] has m 8 Dec 1839 and d 31 Jan 1884.
Adams father John Adam Kettering married his wife on the voyage from Germany to America [Bayer, 1984]. A carpenter John Ketring was assessed as tenant 1846 on the land of John Hoffman in South Woodberry Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Daniel's letter has Adam's birth as "May 23, ____".
Leppo [1986] has m 8 Dec 1839.
7    Teeter, Mary Burger was born 21 Feb 1819 in Morrison's Cove and died 26 Oct 1883 in Jefferson, Iowa.  She was married to John Leppo 26 Apr 1838 in Bedford, Pennsylvania.  John was born 1810 in Bedford and died 8 Aug 1846 in Bedford. 
This birth d from Leppo [1986] as this is his line; other refs had 27 Oct.
John worked as a Shoemaker and R. R. Conductor. This couple had three children, David, Hannah and Daniel, b 1842-1844 in Bedford Co. [Leppo, 1986]. Hannah is buried next to her cousin John M. Teeter in the Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.
8    Teeter, Hannah Burger was born 11 Feb 1821 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 19 Jan 1896 in Everett, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Adam Karns 3 Mar 1846.  Adam died 21 Nov 1892. 
Hannah's death info from Leppo [1986]. She died 6 Mar 1890-21 or Nov 1892 in Bedford, Pennsylvania from other references.
Leppo [1986] has 5 Mar for marriage.
9    Teeter, Sarah Burger was born 2 Feb 1823 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 6 May 1900 in Monroe Twp., Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Isaiah Shafer 18 Jun 1846.  Isaiah died 1900. 
Marilyn Alex Deeter has marriage as 13 Jun, rather than 18 Jun as in Daniel letter, Norman B. Leppo has 15 Jan 1846.
10    Teeter, Daniel Burger was born 5 Jul 1825 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 13 Jan 1904 in La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa and was buried in Spring Creek, Black Hawk, Iowa.  He was married to Emeline Clark 17 Mar 1849.  Emeline was born 30 Apr 1832 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 13 Nov 1922 in Cedar Heights, Blackhawk and was buried in Spring Creek, Blackhawk, Iowa.  She was the daughter of John and Barbara (Markle) Clark. 
Daniel was the author of the letter "Descendants of Abraham Diederich" written 6 Jun 1897 to his niece Miss Lizzie Teeter, with very extensive genealogical details of family and ancestors [Teeter, 1897]. This letter was published with footnotes by Sarah van Hoosen Jones [Jones, 1961]. Permission was received 22 Mar 2009 from Patricia Ibbotson, editor of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine to publish electronically an image (opens in a separate window) of the letter in full.
In 1877 Daniel owned land in Sections 23, 30, 9, and 15 of Spring Creek Township in the SE corner of Black Hawk County, iowa. The town of Enterprise lies about in the middle of his holdings.
Jones cites Daniel's grandson Glenn Teeter for the death dates of Daniel and his wife Emaline. Obit in LaPorte City, IA, confirms both. Daniel's death given by Liebegott in error as 13 Jun, not Jan, 1904.
Thirteen children, with dates and spouses, are given by Mavar [1993] as Lewis Clark, John C., David Franklin, Ruth Hannah, Daniel Erastus, Nancy Marie, Thurman Denny, Dennis Andrew, Emily Jane, Susan Amanda, Lucy Alameda, Mahlon Henry, and Florence Thurso, born 1851 through 1876. Daniel’s obituary states that there were 12 children, 8 of whom survived Daniel, namely: D. A., T. D., Mrs. Ben Oakes, Mrs. J. R. Smith, Mrs. F. Franklin, Dr. M. H., Mrs. Glessner, and L. C.
The five children of Daniel Burger and Emeline (Clark) Teeter: William, Louis, Ruth, Daniel and Nancy Maria. 
i    Teeter, William was born in Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
I had a birth date of 1845 which would have made his mother 13 at his birth.
ii    Teeter, Louis was born 1852 in Bedford. 
iii    Teeter, Ruth was born 1856 in Black Hawk, Iowa. 
iv    Teeter, Daniel was born 1857 in Black Hawk. 
v    Teeter, Nancy Maria was born 1859 in Black Hawk. 
11    Teeter, Barbara Burger was born 2 Nov 1827 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 17 Nov 1906 in New Jersey.  She was married to Jacob H. Biddle 5 May 1850.  Jacob H. was born 17 Mar 1816 and died May 1900 in Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
Leppo [1986] has her born 2 Nov 1827, and is only source for the marriage date of 5 May 1850. He says that she died 17 Nov 1906 in New Jersey, and that she "lived in Jefferson Co., Iowa and has three children in Dunkard Cemetery".
Liebegott and Bayer have her born 27 Nov1818, three months before birth of her sister Mary. Bayer and Deeter agree on a death date of 31 May 1900. I adopt Leppo's data here.
Daniel's letter has marriage as "May 3, - ".
RESIDED: IN Jefferson, Iowa
This is probably the Jacob Biddle assessed 1846 as a tenant on the land of John Biddle.
12    Teeter, Abraham Burger was born 26 Dec 1829 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 25 Jun 1905 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married to Rebecca Ann Alford 10 Feb 1853 in Wayne, Illinois.  Rebecca Ann was born 4 Nov 1834 in Beaver, Pennsylvania, died 4 Dec 1912 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Hugh and Martha (Weller) Alford. 
The marriage of Rebecca Ann Alford to Abraham Burger Teeter is only one of two close connections between the Alford and Teeter lines. Her brother John Weller Alford married Abraham's niece Elizabeth Teeter, daughter of David Burger Teeter and Margaret Mock. The connections are illustrated in this "focus" ancestral chart:
IMAGE: Alford_Teeter_connections.jpg
Alford ~ Teeter Connections

Their marriage was in Wayne Co., Illinois, according to the story related in 1981 to Janet Markley [Markley, 1991] by their granddaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth (Teeter) Linge of Douds, Iowa. She said that Abraham moved his family back and forth between Pennsylvania and Iowa several times, until "Grandma Teeter told him they were not going to move again" and, if he wanted to go, he could. He left, but was back in two days. Abraham was not censused 1855, as was Rebecca Ann's mother Martha Alford, in Wayne County.
An Abraham Teeter entered 80 acres of land in Section 29 of Des Moines township, and sold that land in 1865. Abraham B. mortgaged lots in Absecom to his brother David B. in 1860, and 14 Dec 1969 sold Lot 77 in Batavia for $620 to Samuel Brown, father–in–law of his cousins Isaac K. and Levi K. Teeter.
Abraham was censused 1870 in Des Moines Twp., Jefferson County, Iowa, with Rebecca and five sons at home. The obituary of his wife Rebecca Ann (Alford) says they lived in various parts of Iowa until they settled "five miles NE of Eldon", Wapello Co. in 1879. (This would have been just south of Batavia across the county line in Jefferson County.) They were again censused 1880 in Des Moines Township:
Abraham TEETER
Rebecca TEETER
Adam TEETER
John TEETER
George TEETER
Augustus TEETER
Wilson TEETER
Eva TEETER
Lizzy TEETER
Self
Wife
Son
Son
Son
Son
Son
Dau
Dau
50
43
24
20
17
14
11
8
4
PA
PA
PA
IA
IA
IA
IA
IA
PA
Farmer
Keeping House
Farming
Farming
Farming
At School
At School
At School

PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
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1880 Census Des Moines, Jefferson, Iowa, T9-0347, 441D

In 1900 we find Abraham and Rebecca A. again in Des Moines Township (where the census taker forgot to cross his "t" so they got indexed as Teeler), with John A., David A. and Eva A. at home. By 1910 Abraham had died, and Rebecca was censused as head of household, age 75, with daughters Eva E. and Lizzie A., 38 and 37. That Lizzie is recorded as born in Pennsylvania confirms the story of the family moving back and forth.
Abraham's obituary says that he united with the Brethren Church 1871 in Jefferson county and had made that county his home since 1876, and his death date is from his tombstone.
The tombstone in the Batavia cemetery gives the birth and death dates of Rebecca and Abraham on the west face, and of their son John A. on the north face.
I am uncertain of where I originally found the names of the children in this family, but they, with their vital data as given below, are confirmed by Phyllis Gillaspie citing a Family Bible owned by Bruce Curtis of Michigan.
The nine children of Abraham Burger and Rebecca Ann (Alford) Teeter: Adam Alford, William Alford, John Alford, George A. Britain, David Augustus, Wilson Alford, Eva A., Carrie A. and Elizabeth A. "Lizzie". 
i    Teeter, Adam Alford was born 29 Aug 1854 in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania and died 14 Jun 1918 in Martinsburg, Keokuk, Iowa.  He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Rooker 24 Dec 1885.  Sarah Elizabeth was born 25 Jan 1865 in Ohio and died 26 Jul 1917.  She was the daughter of Stephen and ____ (____) Rooker. 
Adam, a painter, and Sarah Teeter were censused 1900 in Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa with three children and her father Stephen in their home. His name and age and those of the children as shown below come from this record.
I was unable to find any member of this family in later censuses.
The three children of Adam Alford and Sarah Elizabeth (Rooker) Teeter: Harry A., Winnie and Alta O. 
1    Teeter, Harry A. was born Aug 1888 in Iowa. 
2    Teeter, Winnie was born Oct 1895 in Iowa. 
3    Teeter, Alta O. was born Oct 1898 in Iowa. 
ii    Teeter, William Alford was born 24 Apr 1857, died 5 Apr 1861 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
iii    Teeter, John Alford was born 24 Nov 1860 in Iowa, died 24 Nov 1911 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
John was censused 1910 at age 49 living with Emma Leota and Elija Brown in Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. Emma Leota was his first cousin, his mother Rebecca Ann Alford and Emma's father William W. Alford being sister and brother.
John worked as a paperhanger and house painter. His birth and death dates are on the side of the tombstone of his parents, his own has only "John A." inscribed.
iv    Teeter, George A. Britain was born 27 May 1863 in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, died 18 Dec 1941 in Libertyville, Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Fell Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married to Fannie Ureka "Ollie" Steele 8 Jun 1892.  Fannie Ureka "Ollie" was born 6 Mar 1872 in Iowa.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah E. (____) Steele. 
His birthplace is from an Iowa Death Record [Jefferson Deaths; 7:10] {'Jefferson County Records'}, which also gives his obituary. This same source states that his mother Rebecca Ann ("Alfred") Teeter was born in Illinois, although actually that is where she was married.
29 Oct 2000] writes that George's given names were "George A. Britain", and that they had a son Bernard Steele who married Iva Isobel Manning. In the 1910 census they were living next to a Steele, and then two Manning households.
George B and Fannie U. Teeter were censused 1900 in Des Moines Twp., Jefferson County, with children Earnest A., Irene and Rebecca E. George was a farmer; Fannie was born in Iowa of parents both born in Indiana. She had six children, of whom three were still lliving. It is from this record that I take the names and birth dates of the three living in 1900. Earnest's record is defective, as it reads born Jul 1892, age 6. I have not tried to place the order in which the then deceased children were born, as six children born from Jul 1893 to Sep 1899 implies at least one set of twins, so I would only be guessing.
By 1920 they were living in Polk Township, Jefferson County, with all of their children except Irene still at home.
Fannie U. Steele was censused in 1880 at age 8 living with her parents Joseph and Sarah E. Steele in Des Moines Twp., Jefferson County, Iowa. Censused adjacent to them was a Rasmus Rasmussen who was probably the brother-in-law of George's aunt Louisa Abigail (Alford) Rasmus.
The five children of George A. Britain and Fannie Ureka "Ollie" (Steele) Teeter: Earnest A., Irene, Rebecca E., Josephine M. and Bernard Steele. 
1    Teeter, Earnest A. was born Jul 1893 in Iowa.  He was married to Helen E. ____ 1921/1922.  Helen E. was born 1899/1900 in Iowa. 
Ernest A. Teeter was censused 1930 as a farmer in Washington Twp., Wapello Co., Iowa. It is from this record that we get the names and ages of his wife and children, and the notation that they were 28 and 22 years old when they married. That they were married about five years before Franis' birth may indicate that they had other children who died early.
Francis' age in that census taken on 16 May was given as 3 years, 1 month, so he was born March or April, 1927. Elmer's was given as 1 year, 10 months, so he was born June or July, 1928.
The two children of Earnest A. and Helen E. (____) Teeter: Francis E. and Elmer E. 
i    Teeter, Francis E. was born 1927 in Iowa. 
ii    Teeter, Elmer E. was born 1928 in Iowa. 
2    Teeter, Irene was born Jul 1895 in Iowa. 
3    Teeter, Rebecca E. was born Sep 1899 in Iowa. 
4    Teeter, Josephine M. was born 1903/1904 in Iowa. 
5    Teeter, Bernard Steele was born 1906/1907 in Iowa.  He was married to Iva Isobel Manning. 
v    Teeter, David Augustus was born 23 Jan 1866 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, died 24 Jun 1947 and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
vi    Teeter, Wilson Alford was born 20 Sep 1870 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa and died 4 Dec 1927 in Eldon, Wapello, Iowa.  He was married to Mary Etta Murphy 13 Aug 1895.  Mary Etta was born 20 Oct 1875 in Ohio and died 4 Dec 1927. 
Wilson and Mary were censused 1900 in Des Moines Twp., Jefferson County with their first three children. He gave his occupation as farmer.
By 1910 they were in Washinton Twp., Wapello County, with all of their children at home except Gladys. Mary reported that she had borne nine children, with seven still alive, but who the other lost child was we don't know. She gave her name as Etta M. for this census. Wilson was a trucker for a railroad company.
By 1920 Wilson had progressed to being a machinist for the railroad company, and he and Etta had added two more children to the family. Only Orpha, who would have been 23, was away from their home.
The ten children of Wilson Alford and Mary Etta (Murphy) Teeter: Orpha Lucretia, Orvil E., Gladys M., Ruth, Elmer, Raymond, Harold, Elizabeth, Marie and Kenneth. 
1    Teeter, Orpha Lucretia was born Jan 1897 in Iowa.  She was married to George Breckenridge 6 Oct 1917 in Iowa.  George was born 1894/1895 in Iowa. 
George and Orpha were censused 1920 in the 2nd Ward of Eldon, Wasington Twp., Wapello County. He was a brakeman for a railroad company.
In the 7th Ward of Ottumwa in Wapello County lived a Harve and Oster Breckenridge, 51 and 53, with three chldren the oldest of whom was born 1895/96, a year older than George.
And there was another George Breckenridge, 76, living in the 1st Ward of Eldon in the home of his nephew Dick Huffstutter and wife Florence. Neither Harve or this elder George appeared in the Iowa census of 1900, so I was unable to identify Orpha's father-in-law.
2    Teeter, Orvil E. was born Feb 1898 in Iowa. 
3    Teeter, Gladys M. was born Apr 1899 in Iowa and died before 1910 in Iowa. 
4    Teeter, Ruth was born 1900/1901 in Iowa. 
5    Teeter, Elmer was born 1901/1902 in Iowa. 
6    Teeter, Raymond was born 1904/1905 in Iowa. 
7    Teeter, Harold was born 1905/1906 in Iowa. 
8    Teeter, Elizabeth was born 31 Jan 1908.  She was married to Harold Linge 7 Sep 1929 in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa. 
Elizabeth (Teeter) Linge lived as a girl in Eldon, Iowa. Her daughter is a Mormon living in Idaho, and has done much work on the family tree [Markley, 1991].
9    Teeter, Marie was born 1910/1911 in Iowa. 
10    Teeter, Kenneth was born 1914/1915 in Iowa. 
vii    Teeter, Eva A. was born 20 Mar 1872 in Moulton, Appanoose, Iowa, died 14 Sep 1946 and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
viii    Teeter, Carrie A. was born 19 Jun 1874, died 29 Sep 1874 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
ix    Teeter, Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" was born 12 Nov 1875 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 20 Jan 1962 and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 

David Burger Teeter  &  Margaret Mock
Johannes 1 , Abraham 2 , John Shively 3 , David Burger 4 , Elizabeth 5 Mock Top  

David Burger Teeter was born 27 Feb 1809 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 9 Apr 1883 in Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas and was buried in Polly Creek Cemetery, Laclede, Pottawatomie, Kansas. 
David Burger was married to Margaret 26 Nov 1835. 
Margaret Mock was born 1 May 1817 in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, died 31 Oct 1901 in Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas and was buried in Polly Creek Cemetery, Laclede, Pottawatomie, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Christian and Mary (Shearer) Mock. 

David was assessed 1846 as a wheelwright on 61 acres of his own land valued at $425 in South Woodberry, Bedford, Pennsylvania. He moved in September or October, 1847 to Jefferson Co., Iowa. He was censused there in 1850 as a carpenter, in 1852 and 1856 he was assessed as a cabinetmaker, and 1860 censused as a farmer with assets of $3000 and $640:
David B. Teeter
Margaret
George
Elizabeth
Saml
David
Jacob
Francis
Frederick
51 PA
43 MD
19 PA
17 PA
14 PA
11 IA
8 IA
6 IA
4 IA
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1860 Des Moines Twp, IA

n Samuel and family, and his mother-in-law Mary (Shearer) Mock.
David B. Teter
Margaret
Jacob
Mary
Joseph
Samuel Teter
Emaline
Sarah
Charles
Harriett Glenn
Mary Mack
61
53
18
10
7
24
20
3
1
15
84
Farmer 4000/1200
Keeping House
Farmer


Farmer
Keeping House



No occupation
PA
MD
IA
IA
IA
PA
IA
IA
IA
IA
MD
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1870 Census Des Moines Twp, Jefferson, IA

Two households before David the family of an Alexander Clark, 54, was censused with no wife and six children ranging from 8 to 21 (the three eldest being sons). Also in that home was a Margret Teter, 22 and born in Pennsylvania, keeping house. David's brother John owned land just a mile away, and had 10 children of whom I know the names of only three. It seems likely that Margret was one of the daughters of John and Sarah.
David originally entered 40 acres of land 27 Nov 1847 in Sec 9 of Des Moines Twp, but sold that tract for $50 two months later to Samuel Brown. (Samuel figures prominently in land transactions involving not only David and his brother Abraham, but also several of the son's of his uncle Isaac Teeter, two of whom married Brown daughters.) At that time, 24 Jan 1848, he purchased 135 acres in Sec. 4 from William Olney, using in part a mortgage of $250 on the new land from Samuel Brown. He was listed as a voter in Des Moines Twp. in 1848, along with Abrahm and Isaac K. Teeter.
Although he sold a 3 acre patch in 1850 to his neighbor Joseph Sketoe [G:338], David and Margaret resided on that farm until they left Iowa. In 1863 he borrowed $225 from John Haydon, mortgaging the farm until he paid off the note six months later [R:502].
In 1860 David loaned $140 to his brother Abraham, taking a mortgage on Abraham and Rebecca's Lots 7 & 8 of Block 2 in the town of Absecom [R:253]. Located in Des Moines Twp., and described as both Absecam and Absecom in the Town Plat recorded 27 Jun 1855 (although later usually called Absecum), this town was five miles west of Libertyville. It was settled as a trading post and stage coach stop as early as 1846, and was busy until 1859 when the stage coach route was changed. By 1870 no trace of the town of 80 lots could be found, and the fate of the mortgage held by David and Elizabeth is unknown.
The land that David and Margaret farmed abuts on its east side the Dunkard, or German Brethren Cemetery, where lie many of our Teeter and Alford relatives. Their son John M., who died 17 Mar 1859 at the age of 20, was the first Teeter to be buried there. He with four more of the sons who died young are in the first row along the Teeter side of the cemetery. So also are Susanna Heffner (Burger) Teeter, David's mother, and, in row 9, Martha (Weller) Alford, mother of John Weller Alford who married David and Margaret's daughter Elizabeth. Martha's son William and wife Hannah, David's brother Abraham and his wife Rebecca Ann (a daughter of Martha Alford), and five of Abraham and Rebecca's children are among the twenty Teeters who lie in thisBrethren Cemetery SE of Batavia.
The Brethren Church had been established there in 1838, when it was first organized by David Peebler and John Garber, the latter becoming the first minister. The meetings were held in private homes, schoolhouses, and barns for twenty years, until the first church was build 1858 in Sec. 4, probably on or adjacent to what is now the cemetery land.
Iowa conducted a state census in 1856, in which David B. and Margaret Teeter, 47 and 39, were found in Des Moines, Jefferson, Iowa. David was listed as a cabinet maker, and all seven of their children, John through Francis, were at home.
The year 1861 was a sad one for David and Margaret. They had twins in June of 1860, James William and Mary Agnes, but James died 13 Apr 1861 before his first birthday. Then 13 July their seven year old son Francis D. died, and on 29 August their son David M. died 20 days after his thirteenth birthday. Their 20 year old son John M. had died just two years previously, and their son Frederick S., five years of age in 1861, was destined to die two weeks before his thirteenth birthday.
The couple moved in 1874 to Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas, where they were censused 1880. Their two youngest children, Mary 19 and Joseph 17, were still at home with them that year.
The entire family's birth data and some death data are from David's Bible, entries for dates before May 1869 are all in one pen and hand. The 1950 census ages for the family don't agree at all well with the dates in the bible. I've noted the discrepancies for each individual.
David was a carpenter, wheelwright, and cabinet-maker and farmer. He spent some years as a teacher in both German and English, and held many local offices in his township, Deacon of the German Baptist Church for forty years [Anon., 1890].
The Bethren Church in Des Moines Twp., Iowa where many of the family are buried was established in 1838, and closed 1974.
David died Monday, 9 Apr 1883 according to their obituaries in the "Kansas Reporter" and "Kansas Agriculturist", both Wamego, 13 Apr 1883. They were buried in Polly Creek Cemetery, now called Stratton Cemetery, south of Laclede, Pottawatomie Co., beside the graves of his wife and her mother.
His tombstone reads:
    DAVID B.
     TEETER
      DIED
  April 9, 1883
      AGED
74 yrs 1 mo 12 d

and directly behind is a small, vertical footstone with the initials D. B. T. This death date and age implies a birth date of Tuesday, 28 Feb 1809.
31 Oct 1901]. This is in apparent conflict with the fact that her father was taxed in St. Clair township, Bedford, in 1808, and censused there in 1820. See the discussion above concerning Christian and Mary's moves before settling in St. Clair.
Margaret was living with her son George W. Teeter in Onaga City, Mill Creek Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, in the 1 Jun 1900 census:
George Teeter
Phebe C.
George R.
Aggie K.
Margaret
1841, 59
1845, 55
1878, 22
1881, 18
1817, 83
Day Laborer

R. R. Laborer
overwritten with 19
12 children, 5 living
PA PA PA
IA OH OH
KS
KS
PA PA PA
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1900 Census, Mill Creek Twp., Pottawatomie, KS

She and David were members of the German Baptist church. Her obituary said she was to be buried in Stratton Cemetery, south of Laclede, beside the graves of her husband and mother. This was called Polly Creek Cemetery when I visited it to see and photograph the tombstones, which are still in good condition. Her tombstone reads:
    MARGARET
     TEETER
Died Oct. 31, 1901
   Aged 84 Yrs.
  5 Mos. 30 Ds.

which implies a birth date of Thursday, 1 May 1817, in full agreement with her birth as recorded in the Mock Bible.
The twelve children of David Burger and Margaret (Mock) Teeter: Christian, John M., George W., Elizabeth, Samuel M., David M.†, Jacob E., Francis D.†, Frederic S.†, James William†, Mary Agnes and Joseph Eby. 
1    Teeter, Christian was born 4 Sep 1836 and died 14 Mar 1839. 
2    Teeter, John M. was born 29 Nov 1838 in Pennsylvania, died 17 Mar 1859 and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
Birth and death from tombstone. Frances Bishop has this birth as 19 Nov, census of 1850 had him 12 years of age.
3    Teeter, George W. was born 7 Feb 1841 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania and died 3 Jun 1903 in Onaga, Pottawatomie, Kansas.  He was married to Phoebe Catherine Winder 6 Feb 1862 in Jefferson, Iowa.  Phoebe Catherine was born 12 Mar 1845 in Wapello, Iowa and died 29 Mar 1930 in Arispy, Pottawatomie, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Thomas J. and Eliza (Harmon) Winder. 
George and Catherine's marriage was recorded 1862 in Jefferson, Iowa, just two weeks after the marriage of John Weller "Alfred" and Elizabeth Teeter, his sister, by the same county judge, A. R. Fulton.
The children shown here are from the 1870, 1880 and 1900 censuses and, acording to their birthplaces, the family moved to Kansas around 1871.
In 1900 George's mother Margaret, 83, was living with them, and she indicated that she had borne 12 children, of whom 5 were still living.
The marriages of the children of George and Phebe given here were found on the Ann Winder's web pages. Ann's pages, with well cited sources, also has information on some of the grandchildren.
The nine children of George W. and Phoebe Catherine (Winder) Teeter: Duane, Francis D., Samuel, Eliza M., Mary E., Minnie E., Phoebe Catherine "Katie", George Reuben and Agnes Kay "Aggie". 
i    Teeter, Duane was born 1867/1868 in Iowa and died before 1880. 
ii    Teeter, Francis D. was born 1862/1863 in Iowa.  He was married to Ella Hoover 27 Sep 1884.  Ella was born about 1865. 
iii    Teeter, Samuel was born 1865/1866 in Iowa. 
iv    Teeter, Eliza M. was born 1867/1868 in Iowa, died 21 Apr 1912 and was buried in Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma.  She was married to Charles Ehler. 
v    Teeter, Mary E. was born 1869/1870 in Iowa. 
vi    Teeter, Minnie E. was born 1872/1873 in Kansas.  She was married to ____ Shanlep. 
vii    Teeter, Phoebe Catherine "Katie" was born 1 Oct 1875 in Arispy, Pottawatomie, Kansas and died 5 Dec 1950 in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio.  She was married to William Benjamin Brownlee.  William Benjamin was born 6 Mar 1867 in Cameron, Pennsylvania and died 3 Feb 1958 in Waterloo, Nebraska. 
A child of William Benjamin and Phoebe Catherine "Katie" (Teeter) Brownlee: Orville William. 
1    Brownlee, Orville William was born 25 Feb 1908 in Americus, Lynn, Kansas.  He was married to Adele Vecelus Hartenberger.  Adele Vecelus was born 14 Sep 1909 in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. 
A child of Orville William and Adele Vecelus (Hartenberger) Brownlee: Patricia. 
i    Brownlee, Patricia was born 22 Aug xxxx in Iowa City, Vohuson, Iowa.  She was married to Park W. Vaughan 18 May 1957 in Toledo, Ohio.  Park W. was born 22 Mar 1928 in Toledo. 
viii    Teeter, George Reuben was born 14 Feb 1878 in Kansas.  He was married to Lavina Catherine Holcomb 14 Sep 1904 in Holton, Jackson, Kansas.  Lavina Catherine was born 6 Jan 1881 in Russell County, Kansas. 
ix    Teeter, Agnes Kay "Aggie" was born Dec 1881 in Kansas. 
4    Teeter, Elizabeth was born 27 Apr 1843.    
5    Teeter, Samuel M. was born 8 Aug 1845 in Morrison's Cove, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Emaline "Emma" Snook 28 Jul 1866 in Jefferson, Iowa.  Emaline "Emma" was born about 1848.  She was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Price) Snook. 
Samuel and Emaline, with two small children, were living with his father in 1870 in Jefferson County, Iowa (see above for census).
By 1880 they were in Pottawatomie, Kansas:
Sam M. TEETER Self
Emma TEETER Wife
Sarah M. TEETER Dau
Chas. TEETER Son
David TEETER Son
Adaline TEETER Dau
John TEETER Son
James TEETER Son
34
32
13
11
9
6
4
10M
PA
IA
IA
IA
IA
KS
KS
KS
Farmer
Housekeeper

At Home
At Home
At Home


PA PA
PA PA
PA IA
PA IA
PA IA
PA IA
PA IA
PA IA
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1880 Census Rock Creek, Pottawatomie, Kansas

I was unable to locate Samuel or Emaline in the 1900 census.
6    Teeter, David M.† was born 9 Aug 1848 in Jefferson, died 29 Aug 1861 in Jefferson and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
Birth and death from tombstone. 1850 census has David as 3 years old, born Iowa.
7    Teeter, Jacob E. was born 23 Feb 1850 in Iowa and died in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington.  He was married to Eliza E. Smock 12 Jan 1873 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa.  Eliza E. was born Feb 1849. 
I've lost the source of the record I found of this couple's marriage:
Jacob E. Teeter, 20, married Eliza Smock, 18 on 12 Jan 1873 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, "test. J. W. Alfred", probably John Weller Alford.
On 29 Apr 2003 a cousin, Kari Teeter Kandoll, contacted me via e-mail and provided the following account of her descent from Jacob and Eliza:
"Jacob E. Teeter born 2/23/1850 in Iowa; died 4/5/1873 in Tacoma, Pierce County, WA. He married Eliza E. Smock 1/12/1873 in Jefferson County, Iowa.
"Children: 1. Cameron Teeter born 1877 in Iowa. 2. Ernest Wilbur Teeter born 1878 in Kansas. Maybe died in Montana. 3. Bertha M. Teeter born 1879; died 1939 in Olympia, Thurston County, WA. She married Walter C. Cummings who died 26 Jan 1974 (see transcript of death certificate). They are buried in the Yelm Cemetery, Yelm, Thurston County, WA. 4. Clarence Elmer Teeter born 5/16/1882 in Batavia, Jefferson County, IA; died 11/2/1945 in Tacoma, Pierce County, WA. He married (1) Edna Pearl Cartwright 06/16/1903 in Oskaloosa, IA (divorced), (2) Hazel Elenor Schaffner 11/26/1926 in Tacoma, Pierce County, WA. 5. Charles W. Teeter born 08/1889 in Iowa.
"My father Donald D. Teeter is Clarence and Hazel's son."
The five children of Jacob E. and Eliza E. (Smock) Teeter: Cameron, Ernest, Bertha, Clarence E. and Charles W. 
i    Teeter, Cameron was born 1877 in Iowa. 
ii    Teeter, Ernest was born 1878. 
iii    Teeter, Bertha was born 1879 and died 1939 in Olympia, Thurston, Washington. 
iv    Teeter, Clarence E. was born 16 May 1882 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa and died 2 Nov 1945 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington.  He was married (1) to Edna Pearl Cartwright 16 Jun 1903 in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  He was married (2) to Hazel Elenor Schaffner 26 Nov 1926 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington. 
v    Teeter, Charles W. was born Aug 1889 in Iowa. 
8    Teeter, Francis D.† was born 23 Jan 1854, died 13 Jul 1861 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
9    Teeter, Frederic S.† was born 6 Jun 1856, died 20 May 1869 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
Birth and death from tombstone.
10    Teeter, James William† was born 29 Jun 1860, died 13 Apr 1861 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
Birth and death from tombstone. He was a twin to Mary Agnes.
11    Teeter, Mary Agnes was born 29 Jun 1860 and died 13 Nov 1932.  She was married to Broun Garrett. 
Death date from Frances Bishop, confirmed by David's Bible. Mary Agnes and her brother James William were twins, but James died before their first birthday.
I was unable to locate Mary Agnes and Broun anywhere in the country in the 1900 census index.
A child of Broun and Mary Agnes (Teeter) Garrett: Libbie Agnes. 
i    Garrett, Libbie Agnes was born 22 Jun 1889 and died 26 Dec 1903. 
12    Teeter, Joseph Eby was born 25 Nov 1862 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa and died 2 Nov 1941 in Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas.  He was married (1) to Erse Cleona Barrett 1 Oct 1885.  Erse Cleona was born 10 Dec 1864 in Assumption, Christian, Illinois and died 28 Feb 1944 in Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas.  He was married (2) to Mary Margaret Harstine 14 Nov 1917 in Wamego, Pottawatamie, Kansas.  Mary Margaret died 2 Nov 1941 in Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas. 
Family information from Frances Bishop of Topeka, many years ago.
David's Bible has Joseph's death on 4 Nov 1941. I'll stick with Frances' date of 2 Nov.
The seven children of Joseph Eby and Erse Cleona (Barrett) Teeter: Frank Corbin, Laura Lelia, Marcus Dow, Loipaid Carl, Louis Floyd, Joseph Wingate and Mabel Marian. 
i    Teeter, Frank Corbin was born 1 Sep 1886 and died 21 Apr 1947. 
ii    Teeter, Laura Lelia was born 22 Jul 1888 and died 31 Jan 1963. 
iii    Teeter, Marcus Dow was born 10 Jan 1891 and died 2 Mar 1947. 
iv    Teeter, Loipaid Carl was born 20 Apr 1894 and died 14 Jun 1930. 
v    Teeter, Louis Floyd was born 4 Apr 1896 and died 19 Oct 1953. 
vi    Teeter, Joseph Wingate was born 17 Aug 1898 and died 17 Apr 1899. 
vii    Teeter, Mabel Marian was born 5 Mar 1902 in Wamego and died 31 Oct 1974 in Wamego.  She was married to William Leonard Stewart 20 Jul 1921 in Wamego.  William Leonard was born 14 Jan 1902 in Wamego and died 6 Jul 1977 in Wamego. 
The six children of William Leonard and Mabel Marian (Teeter) Stewart: John Lawrence, Cleona Marie, William Louis, Thomas Leroy, Frances Ann and Carl Leonard. 
1    Stewart, John Lawrence was born 11 May 1922. 
2    Stewart, Cleona Marie was born 31 Oct 1924. 
3    Stewart, William Louis was born 4 Jan xxxx. 
4    Stewart, Thomas Leroy was born 4 Jan xxxx. 
5    Stewart, Frances Ann was born 5 Mar xxxx.  She was married to Guy Alfred Bishop 1 Nov 1953. 
Frances Bishop provided me with most of the information shown here on the descendants of Joseph Eby Teeter. This was many years ago, at the start of my search for my Teeter ancestors, and I do not now know in what year I met with Frances at her home in Topeka, Kansas.
6    Stewart, Carl Leonard was born 14 Aug xxxx. 

Elizabeth Teeter  &  John Weller Alford
Johannes 1 , Abraham 2 , John Shively 3 , David Burger 4 , Elizabeth 5 Alford Top  

Elizabeth Teeter was born 27 Apr 1843 in Harrisburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 24 May 1906 in Mulhall, Logan, Oklahoma Territory and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma. 
Elizabeth was married to John Weller 23 Jan 1862 in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa. 
John Weller Alford was born 25 Feb 1837 in New Castle, Beaver, Pennsylvania, died 21 Jan 1905 in Henderson, Cleveland, Oklahoma Territory and was buried in Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma.  He was the son of Hugh and Martha (Weller) Alford. 

John "Alfred" on 23 Jun 1868 bought Lots No. 15 &16, Old Plat, Batavia, Jefferson County, Iowa, for $25. His mother Martha had the previous year bought Lot 13. If these lot numbers are the same as those given on a 1939 town plan, John's lots were on Main (3rd) Street, while Martha's was at the other end of the same block. The corner lot No. 16, on Alto Street, later became the site of the town fire department.
The birth of their daughter Olive May in March, 1868, is recorded in FHL IGI submitted records both as Batavia and as Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa, some 25 miles to the southeast. It is possible the family lived there for a short while after Mary Jane's birth in Batavia 1866, and their purchase of house lots in Batavia marks a move back near his mother's place right after Olive's birth. It's also possible that the Bonaparte record is in error.
In 1870 John was censused adjacent to his mother (both as Alfreds), with his wife Elizabeth and their five children as of that date as shown below. This one image catches three generations of our ancestry, Martha (Weller) Alford, John Weller and Elizabeth (Teeter) Alford, and Mary Jane "Merrie" Alford, then four years of age, who married John Eaton Hartzell in 1897:
IMAGE: Alfreds_1870.jpg
Martha Alford and John Weller Alford 1870 censuses

Martha was actually 64 at that time, but Stuard is a mystery to me. I have no Stewart Alford even close to his age in my database.
J. W. Alfred testified at the 12 Jan 1873 marriage of his brother-in-law Jacob E. Teeter, 20, and Eliza Smock, 18, in Batavia. This may be a misprint for Snook, since an Emeline Snook had married Samuel M. Teeter, another brother of Eizabeth, in 1866.
John and Elizabeth were in Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas by 1880 when the census fortuitously caught eight of their children at home.
John Alford
Elizabeth Alford
David Alford
George Alford
Mary Alford
Olive Alford
William Alford
Maggie Alford
Louis Alford
Elizabeth Alford
Self
Wife
Son
Son
Dau
Dau
Son
Dau
Son
Dau
45
37
17
16
14
12
9
7
6
4
PA
PA
IA
IA
IA
IA
IA
IA
IA
KS
Farmer
Keeping House
Farmer
Farmer






PA PA
PA ..
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
PA PA
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1880 Census, Wamego, Pottawatomie, Kansas

By 1900, in the census of John "Alfred" and Elizabeth, only sons George, and William were still at home with them in Canadian Twp., Cleveland County, Oklahoma, although David was censused adjacent to them.
Elizabeth's obituary said that she and John moved in 1876 to Kansas where they lived twenty years, and that they spent the last ten years (as of 1906) in Oklahoma near Henderson in Cleveland county.
A death notice in The Lexington Leader of Friday, 27 Jan 1905 says that "John Alford, 86 years old, died Thursday at his home near Henderson". He was described as a prominent farmer of his neighborhood. This indicates a death date of the 26th (or, possibly, the 19th), not the 17th or the 21st as I had it from various famiy sources. And the age is clearly a misprint for 68 years, the age he would have reached in one more month. Lexington, referred to as a city in that notice, is a small Cleveland county town south of Norman on the South Canadian River, and Henderson was about five miles east and a mile or so north, right on the Pottawatomie County line, although it has disappeared by now.
I had from some source that he was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, but Elizabeth's obituary named it as Hill's Chapel Cemetery. I've been unable to locate either of these, but it's possible that they were what is now Lexington Cemetery just east of town.
The census of 1850 had Elizabeth as 9 years of age, in disagreement by at least two years with her birth date as given in her obituary.
Elizabeth had been ill for some time "with dropsy [edema] and heart trouble", and had been living in Mulhall with her dauhters for some weeks prior to her death. Her obituary Friday, 25 May 1906 in The Mulhall Enterprise, said that she died "Thursday afternoon, May 24th", and her remains were taken on the evening train" to be laid beside her husband in Hill's Chapel cemetery near their home in Cleveland County".
I had Elizabeth's death as 29 May, from family records, and Frances Bishop had it as 17 May. Also, I had from family records that her birth was in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania. The obituary gave it as Bedford Co., Pennsylvania, which I thought much more consonant with the Teeter family's residence in Morrison's Cove for many years. However, I've just seen her daughter Merrie's death certificate, and that also specifies Harrisburg for Elizabeth's birth, so I'm accepting that.
Elizabeth "joined the Dunkard church when quite young and remained in that faith until death", according to her obituary.
The nine children of John Weller and Elizabeth (Teeter) Alford: David, George, Mary Jane "Merrie", Olive May, Milton, William, Margaret "Maggie", Lillian E. and Elizabeth. 



ALFORD, MARY JANE "MERRIE" 6
m  JOHN EATON HARTZELL
b 1866      d 1942
b 1862      d 1904
HARTZELL, MILDRED LOUISE 7
m  PAUL REESE SWAN
b 1903      d 1989
b 1903      d 1953
SWAN, PAUL REESE 8
m  MILDRED LOUISE "MILLIE" HAMILTON
b 1929      
b 1930      d 1998
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