Descendants of Peter Fuhrman of Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania

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First Generation



1. Peter Fuhrman, son of Philip Fuhrman and Catharina Boehm, was born about 1794 in probably Pennsylvania and died in Apr 1835 in Manheim Twp, York, PA.

Peter Fuhrman first appears in the Manheim tax list of 1814-1815 as a single man (making his birth date around 1793). He is not in the 1815-1816 list but is married and listed in Manheim 1816-1817. Then he moved to Shrewsbury where he is found as a miller with one cow: 1819, 1820, 1822, 1823. Enumerated in the Shrewsbury census of 1820: Peter Fuhrman 200100-00010 (Valentine, George, and Henry close by)

In 1823 after death of father-in-law Johannes Rohrbach, bought brother-in-law Christian's interest in Manheim properties and went back there (I'm guessing, working his widowed mother-in-law's 80 acres).
Found Manheim Township in 1825-26 (from tax list) and on until his death in 1835. He never seems to have owned land.
1830 census, Manheim: Peter Fuhrman 0011001-220012001
1830: Adam (Codorus), David, Jacob, John, and Valentine also in Manheim

So far, not a single clue to his parentage. I noticed there are records of Peter and Andreas Fuhrman in earlier generations, and a Peter and Andrew Fuhrman appear in the Berkwick Tp tax lists in the 1780s, so perhaps I must look there next.

Peter al Fuhrman - Christian Rohrbach ux 3/15/1837 assignment

CHANCERY RECORDS for PETER FUHRMAN August 7 1838

[p. 28] Upon the petition of Elizabeth [Rohrbach] Fuhrman in behalf of her minor children Mary Ann, Sarah and Henry Fuhrman minor children of Peter Fuhrman late of Manheim township deceased under theage of fourteen years The Court order and appoint John Warner guardian over the persons and Estates of said Minors Security to be given in the sum of one hundred and fifth dollars in each case.

[p. 29] Upon the petition of John, Lydia & Susanna Fuhrman minor children over the age of 14 years of Peter Fuhrman late of Manheim Township. The Court order and appoint John Warner guardian of the Persons and Estates of said minors. Security to be given in the sum of $150 for each minor.

[p. 34] Upon the petition of Elizabeth Fuhrman widow of Peter Fuhrman late of Manheim township deceased and on due consideration thereof the Court order and direct that the said Elizabeth Fuhrman be allowed to receive out of the Estate of her two minor children Henry and Sarah Fuhrman, the sum of Fifteen Dollars annually for each of said minors, to be computed from the first of April 1835 for thesupport and education of the said minor children.

[p. 38]Elizabeth Fuhrman, Administratrix of the Estate of Peter Fuhrman late of Manheim township York COunty deceased by attorney appeared in Court and presented her account of the Administration of the estate of said deceased duly settled and passed before the Register of said County; whereby there appears to be a balance in the hands of said accountant of Two Hundred and twenty six Dollars and fifty three cents which account the Court do hereby confirm nisi and order and direct that the same be entered of Record and filed.

Peter married Elizabeth Rohrbach, daughter of Johannes Rohrbaugh and Susanna Huber, about 1816. Elizabeth was born on 6 May 1799,1 died on 2 Jun 1866 in York, PA,2 and was buried in Stiltz Cemetery, York, PA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. John Fuhrman was born about 1819 and died after 1850.

+ 3 F    ii. Susanne Fuhrman was born in 1821 in Pennsylvania3 and died on 1 Oct 1869 in Manheim Twp, York, PA.2

   4 F    iii. Lydia Fuhrman was born on 20 Feb 18234 and died on 16 Mar 1898 in Dubs, Manheim, York.5

1860, House domestick in home of George Snyder 68 and Eve 66, and in 1870. Never married.
Her brother Henry (idiotic) with George B. Snider 37 and Mary Ann 28
She took communion at St Pauls (Dubs) church 1889-1891

+ 5 F    iv. Sarah Fuhrman was born on 23 Jan 1826 in Manheim, York, Pennsylvania,6 died on 15 Oct 1898 in Seven Valleys, York Co PA,6 and was buried in Shaffers Church Cemetery.

+ 6 F    v. Mary Ann Fuhrman was born on 4 Oct 1826 in Maryland or PA7 and died on 17 Mar 1917 in Stone Church, York.8

   7 M    vi. Henry S. Fuhrman was born on 6 Jun 1833, died on 15 Feb 1894 in Codorus Tp, York, PA, and was buried in Shaffers Church Cemetery.

Labeled as "idiotic" living with widowed mother in 1850. Never married. Buried with family of his sister Sarah Fuhrman Markel. In 1850 living with sister Susan Robenstine family and mother Elizabeth


Second Generation (Children)


2. John Fuhrman (Peter1) was born about 1819 and died after 1850.


John married Lydia [maybe]. Lydia was born about 1820 in Pennsylvania and died after 1850.

The child from this marriage was:

   8 F    i. Mary Fuhrman was born in 1844.9


3. Susanne Fuhrman (Peter1) was born in 1821 in Pennsylvania3 and died on 1 Oct 1869 in Manheim Twp, York, PA.2

There is a record on 19 Oct 1819 Gay Street And Court House Plaza Zion German Lutheran, Manchester?, Maryland - a Susanne born to Peter. Could this be her?
Her mother Elizabeth living with her in 1850 census, also brother Henry
Mother also living with her in 1860 census

Death notice, Hanover Spectator, Oct 7 1869: Mrs John (Susannah) Rabenstein, Oct 1 about 49y, citizen of Hanover


Susanne married John A. Robenstine, son of Unknown and Julian [Rabenstine], on 20 Apr 1841. John was born in 1820 in Pennsylvania and died after 1860.

Children from this marriage were:

   9 M    i. Martin Robenstine was born in 1860.


   10 F    ii. Lucy Ann Robenstine 9 was born in 1843.


   11 M    iii. Noah Robenstine was born in 1851.


   12 F    iv. Mary Ann Robenstine 9 was born on 3 Aug 1849.10


   13 F    v. Sarah Ann Robenstine 9 was born in 1845.


5. Sarah Fuhrman (Peter1) was born on 23 Jan 1826 in Manheim, York, Pennsylvania,6 died on 15 Oct 1898 in Seven Valleys, York Co PA,6 and was buried in Shaffers Church Cemetery.

Marriage date 1846 at SOLOMON'S REF CH, SHREWSBURY, YORK, PA, source: THE MERKEL, MERKLE, MARKLE, MARKEL FREUDSCHAFT BY NORTON W.MERKEL, PAGE 660.

Genealogy done for Edna Kessler has her dates as June 23 1826-Oct 25 1898



Sarah married William K. Markel, son of Henry ! Markle and Catharine Kunkle, in 1846 in Solomon's Ref Church, Shrewsbury, York PA. William was born on 24 Jul 1827 in Shrewsbury Twp., York, PA, died on 17 Oct 1914 in Codorus Township, York Pennsylvania,6 and was buried in Shaffers Church Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

   14 M    i. Adam Markel was born in 1853 in Pennsylvania6 and died on 17 Jan 1930.6

Adam married Isabella Smeigh.11 Isabella was born in 1848.6

   15 M    ii. Amos Markel was born on 29 Sep 1849 in Shrewsbury Twp., York, PA, died on 25 Apr 1887, and was buried in Saint Emanuels Union Cemetery York County.

Codorus Twp., York, PA, Emanuel Luth. Ch

U.S. Census (1850) Shrewsbury Twp., York, PA (261/170/170).
BURIAL: Records of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Codorus Twp., York, PA in the Historical Society of York Co., Pa, card file. Age on tombstone: 37y, 6m, 26d.
MARRIAGE: Records of Christ Lutheran Church, York, York, PA, in the
Historical Society of York Co., PA, card file.
CHRISTENING: Records of Christ (Soloman's) Lutheran Church,
Shrewsbury Twp., York, PA, in Historical Society of York Co., PA, card file.

Amos married Ellen Kase on 25 Dec 1870 in York, York, PA. Ellen was born in 1853 and died on 6 Aug 1936.

   16 M    iii. Aaron E Markle was born in Sep 1847 in Shrewsbury Twp., York, PA and died in 1922.

Shrewsbury Twp., York, PA, Emanuel Luth. Ch

U.S. Census (1850) Shrewsbury Twp., York, PA (261/170/170).
BURIAL: Records of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Twp., York, PA in the Historical Society of York Co., Pa, card file.
MARRIAGE: Records of Christ Lutheran Church, York, York, PA, in the Historical Society of York Co., PA, card file.
MILITARY: Private in Company 101, PA Volunteers in Civil War. (From tombstone) - PA 101st Inf. from 22 Mar 1865 to June 1865.

Aaron married Caroline [Markle]. Caroline was born on 5 Dec 1847 and died on 17 Apr 1869.

Aaron next married Catharine Cassie Caslow, daughter of Jacob Caslow and Lucy Ann Gantz, on 17 Apr 1870 in York, York, PA. Catharine was born on 16 Sep 184812 and died in 1927.

   17 M    iv. Albert Markle was born on 27 May 1865 in York, Pennsylvania13 and died on 31 Oct 1882 in York, Pennsylvania.6

Buried Shaffer's Cemetery Niemans PA

   18 M    v. Samuel F. Markle was born on 18 Dec 1862 in Pennsylvania13 and died on 5 Jul 1895 in Codorus Township, York Pennsylvania.6

My sister went to Shaffer's Church cemetery and was able to confirm that Samuel F. Markel (my great-grandfather) was indeed the son of William Markel and Sarah Fuhrman Markel (also parents of Amanda Markel Kessler). He is buried right beside them with the same type grave stone. For your records his date of birth was December 18, 1862 and he died in a fall from a roof on July 7, 1895. He was married to Sarah Alice Saltzgiver (born 1865 and died 1954). She remarried a man named Case and she is buried next to Samuel. Her headstone reads S. Alice Case. There were also several babies that said sonor daughter of William and Sarah buried there. Samuel and Sarah Markel had I believe 6 children (1 girl and 5 boys). My grandmother was the girl (Lillie May Markel), born May 29, 1885 in Codorus Township, York County, Pa, baptized by Reverend Ketterman on July 12, 19=885. She died on March 21, 1983 and is buried in Mount Rose Cemetary. Her married name was Rapp. Hope you can use some to this. Thanks Doug [Wert] dwert@jockeyclub.com

Samuel married Sarah Alice Saltzgiver. Sarah was born in 1865 in Pennsylvania and died in 1954.

   19 M    vi. Charles F. Markle was born between 1860 and 186211 and died after 11 Jan 1949.11


Charles married Alice Wehrly. Alice was born in 188011 and died after 11 Jan 1949.11

   20 M    vii. William H. Jr. Markel was born on 30 Nov 1851 and died on 9 Mar 1911 in Codorus Township, York Pennsylvania.6


William married Amelia Castilla Rohrbaugh. Amelia was born about 1854 in Pennsylvania and died in Jun 1909 in York, Pennsylvania.6

   21 M    viii. John F. Markel was born on 10 Sep 1858 and died on 4 Jun 1893 in Codorus Township, York Pennsylvania.

Buried Shaffer's Cemetery, Niemans, PA

   22 F    ix. Mary E. Markel was born in 1851 and died on 4 Apr 1878 in York, Pennsylvania.6

Buried at Shaffer's Cemetery, Niemans, PA

+ 23 F    x. Amanda Markel was born on 14 Mar 1871, died on 29 Mar 1953 in Hanover PA, Shaffer's Church, and was buried in Shaffers Church Cemetery.

6. Mary Ann Fuhrman (Peter1) was born on 4 Oct 1826 in Maryland or PA7 and died on 17 Mar 1917 in Stone Church, York.8

1850 Mary A. Fuhrman 24 l/w Jacob Hetrick 28 in house of Anthony and Cath. Smith - ELizabeth Fuhrman also there, age 30 - probably same one as below (p 325)

1860 An Elizabeth Fuhrman 53 living with them but I think it's not the mother - it's another widowed fuhrman

1870 Manheim page 20 aka Roll 1469 Book 1, Page 80b
Jacob Hetrick 41
Mary Ann 45 says born Maryland
Henry 17
Betsy Fourhman 66 (same as all the other times)

1880 p 78B Manheim, just she and husband living next to, probably that same Elizabeth Fuhrman now 75 born MD, in home of Samuel Newcomer Rohrbach and wife Elizabeth Nace d/o Adam Nace.

In 1930 census she is living alone in codorus, 83, widowed, bore 4 kids one is living, born Maryland. ED 39 sheet 10B (maybe 11B)

Mary married Jacob Hetrick. Jacob was born on 21 Nov 1830 in Pennsylvania and died on 3 Apr 1901 in Stone Church, York.8

Children from this marriage were:

   24 F    i. Alice Hetrick was born in 1860.


+ 25 M    ii. Henry Hetrick was born in 1854 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


23. Amanda Markel (Sarah Fuhrman2, Peter1) was born on 14 Mar 1871, died on 29 Mar 1953 in Hanover PA, Shaffer's Church, and was buried in Shaffers Church Cemetery.

AMANDA KESSLER, widow of Sylvester Kessler, died in the Hanover Hospital on March 29, 1953, after an 8 week illness. She suffered a broken hip in a fall which, with complications, caused her death.
Her age at death was 82 years, and 15 days.
Faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she is survived by two sons, William and Albert Kessler, Seven Valleys R.D. 1; six daughters, Mrs. Wilson Shearer, Mrs. Roman Strausbaugh, and Mrs. Mark Fuhrman, Jefferson; Mrs. Stuart Peppler and Mrs. Levi E. Bortner, Glen Rock R.D., and Mrs. Curtis Albright, Hanover R.D.; 30 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.
Her funeral was held on April 1 at the Geiple Funeral Home, Glen Rock. Burial at Zion "Shaffer's" Union Cemetery, Seven Valleys RR#1
Resided in Codorus, PA Jefferson Borough

Amanda married Sylvester Kessler, son of Albert Kessler and Elizabeth (Ann Maria) ! Rohrbaugh, on 7 May 1891 in Shaffer's church, York PA (Ziegler's St Paul's). Sylvester was born on 11 May 1871 in Christ Reformed Church Jefferson, Sinsheim, York, PA, died on 11 Dec 1949 in Seven Valleys, PA, Shaffer's church, and was buried in Shaffer's church, York PA (Ziegler's St Paul's).

Children from this marriage were:

   26 M    i. William M. Kessler was born on 19 Feb 1893 in York Co., PA.

Chr. 3-12-1893 Jefferson Lutheran, York Co., PA.

William married Mary Mabel Miller on 27 Sep 1914 in Glenville, PA. Mary was born in 1892 and died in 1966.

+ 27 F    ii. Marie Kessler was born on 9 Sep 1898 in Jefferson, Sinsheim Tp, York, PA and died on 10 Mar 2001 in Jacobus, York, PA.

   28 F    iii. Effie Kessler was born on 26 Apr 1899 in York, PA.

!BIR-MAR-DEATH: George Bortner of Codorus Twp., York Co., PA and His Descendants; by Charles H. Glatfelter; 1949; pp. 70. Vital Records in the Bortner Family File; Historical Society of York Co., PA;photocopies in possession of Robert E. Givens; Fresno, CA Chr. 5-14-1899 Jefferson Luth.

Effie married Levi E Bortner on 28 Jul 1917. Levi was born on 26 Apr 1891 in York, PA and died of Glen Rock, York, PA.

   29 F    iv. Nettie Kessler was born in 1897 of Codorus Twp., York, PA.

!BIR-MAR-DEATH: George Bortner of Codorus Twp., York Co., PA and His Descendants; by Charles H. Glatfelter; 1949; pp. 70. Vital Records in the Bortner Family File; Historical Society of York
Co., PA; photocopies in possession of Robert E. Givens; Fresno, CA

Nettie married Wilson E. Shearer. Wilson was born in 1895.

   30 M    v. Albert M. Kessler was born in 1902 of Seven Valleys, York, PA, died in 1996, and was buried in Shaffer's church, York PA (Ziegler's St Paul's).

!BIR-MAR-DEATH: George Bortner of Codorus Twp., York Co., PA and His Descendants; by Charles H. Glatfelter; 1949; pp. 70. Vital Records in the Bortner Family File; Historical Society of York Co., PA;in possession of Robert E. Givens; Fresno, CA

I was reading your genealogy page on the Laus and Kesslers.

ii. ALBERT M. KESSLER, b. 1902, of Seven Valleys, York, PA; m. MARIE MYERS, November 26, 1927.

Marie died in 1990. Albert died in 1996. I had the Funerals for both

Rev. J. Thomas Shelley, STS, Pastor,
Zion (Shaffer’s) United Lutheran Church
Shaffer Road West of Shaffer’s Church Road
P.O. Box 38 • Seven Valleys PA 17360

pastortom@blazenet.net Tom Shelley

Albert married Marie Myers on 26 Nov 1927. Marie was born in 1905, died in 1990, and was buried in Shaffer's church, York PA (Ziegler's St Paul's).

   31 F    vi. Mary Kessler was born on 23 Mar 1905 in Shrewsbry Twp, York Co and died on 1 Jan 1997 in Harleysville, Mont. Co.

Formerly of Spring Grove RD#3, d. at home of her son (Roger L.) with whom she lived; burial in St Jacob's (Stone) Church, Glenville RD#2.

Mary married Curtis Miller Albright. Curtis was born in 1901 of Hanover, York, PA.

   32 F    vii. Edna Kessler was born in 1906 of Codorus Twp., York, PA.


Edna married Roman William Strausbaugh. Roman was born in 1904.

   33 F    viii. Amy Kessler was born about 1908 of Spring Grove, York, PA.


Amy married Mark Fuhrman. Mark was born about 1906 and died in 1986.

25. Henry Hetrick (Mary Ann Fuhrman2, Peter1) was born in 1854 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880.


Henry married Sarah Nace.10 Sarah was born in 1847 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

   34 M    i. Jacob Hetrick was born in 1879.8

   35 M    ii. Monroe Hetrick was born on 31 Jan 1877.14


   36 F    iii. Alice Elizabeth Hetrick was born on 6 Dec 1897.14

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)


27. Marie Kessler (Amanda Markel3, Sarah Fuhrman2, Peter1) was born on 9 Sep 1898 in Jefferson, Sinsheim Tp, York, PA and died on 10 Mar 2001 in Jacobus, York, PA. She married William Stuart Peppler Sr., son of William Phillip Peppler and Flaura Belle Grim, on 17 Aug 1918 in Shrewsbury United Church of Christ. William was born on 30 Sep 1898 in Bellaire, MD15 and died on 24 Dec 1976 in Glen Rock, PA.16

Children from this marriage were:

   37 M    i. Wilbur Eugene Peppler was born on 21 Mar 1930 in Shrewsbury Township17 and died in Dec 1985 in Lancaster PA.


Wilbur married Joanne Seigman. Joanne was born Private.

   38 F    ii. Pauline Romaine Peppler was born on 7 Feb 1922 in Stiltz Church Shrewsbury York PA17 and died on 2 Oct 1932 in Stiltz Cemetery PA.

Pauline died of polio.

   39 F    iii. Helen Louise Peppler was born on 27 Mar 1919.17


Helen married Lawrence Shaffer. Lawrence was born on 13 Mar 1918 in Hanover PA.

   40 F    iv. Florence Irene Peppler was born on 2 Oct 1920 in Seven Valleys and died on 30 Aug 1986.

Florence married Russell Adam Thoman. Russell was born on 26 May 1916 and died on 28 May 1987.

   41 M    v. William Stuart Peppler Jr. 18 was born on 14 Jul 1926 in New Freedom, PA19 and died on 10 Jul 1999 in Huntsville, Alabama.18

Graduated from MIT around 1950 and from the former Glen Rock High in 1943. He served in the Eighth Army in WWII and was woounded in Germany

179-20-6617
[myburnhams.FTW]

Graduated from MIT around 1950 and from the former Glen Rock High in 1943. He served in the Eighth Army in WWII and was woounded in Germany

179-20-6617

William married Helen Hodges,18 daughter of Charles Bowen Hodges Jr. and Marjorie Atlee Mason, on 10 Jun 1950 in Andover, MA.18 Helen was born on 21 Jul 1928 in Boston, MA18 and died on 22 Mar 1979 in Chappaqua, NY.18

   42 F    vi. Marian Marie Peppler was born on 1 Sep 1932.17


Marian married Edwin Brodbeck. Edwin was born about 1928 and died about 1975.


Sources


1. Stone Church records.

2. Hanover Citizen.

3. 1860 Census.

4. 1850 census. .... cemetery listing.

5. cemetery listing.

6. Zion's cemetery records.

7. 1880 Census. .... 1930 Census.

8. 1880 Census.

9. 1850 census.

10. IgI record.

11. Photograph id by Harry E Markel.

12. Bible record.

13. 1880 Census. .... Zion's cemetery records.

14. 1880 Census. .... IgI record.

15. Steltz Church record book. .... Frank Ensor's baby book.

16. Obituary for William Stuart Peppler.

17. Steltz Church record book.

18. Marriage listing.

19. Steltz Church record book. .... Marriage listing.

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