[N1] Obituary:
Mrs. Bess Margaret Johns, seventy one, widow of David H. Johns died yesterday at 6:30 A.M. at her home, Elizabethtown Rt. #2, Rt 743 after an illness of two years.
She was born in Middle Spring, Cumberland Co., the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret McCune Rhodes. She was a member of Reich's Evangelical Congregational Church and a member of the Adult Bible Class of the Church Sunday School. She was a graduate of Shippensburg State Teachers college and taught school in Cumberland Co. for twelve years following graduation. Surviving are seven children: Robert C., at home; Samuel D., Maytown; Margaret H., wife of Charles R. Kirchner, Lancaster; Frank M., Conestoga Rt. #2; Brady O., Elizabethtown Rt. #2; Oliver R., Elizabethtown; Kenneth R., Marietta Rt. #1; William W., Mount Joy; 17 grandchildren, and a brother, Walter Rhodes, Shippensburg.

William Walter Johns (her son) in 2006 said "she got sick after being kicked by a cow" and he thought she got a blood cancer.

[N2] Obituary:
"Brady O. Johns Is Found Dead"
Brady O. Johns, 49, of Elizabethtown R2, died at 12:25 p.m. Friday at his home of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Dr. Miles G. Newman, deputy coroner, ruled death a suicide.
He was born in Bainbridge, son of the late David H. and Bessie Rhoads Johns, and was an employe of Hershey Motor Lodge. He was a member of Reich's Evangelical Church. Marietta R1.
Surviving are his widow, Miriam A. Ober Johns; sons and daughters, Judy A., Jo C., Joan B., Joyce I. and Jeffery S., all at home, and James D., Marietta R1; a sister, Margaret H., wife of Charles Kirchner, Lancaster; and six brothers, Robert C., Elizabethtown R2; Samuel D., Maytown; Frank M., Conestoga R1; Oliver R. San Antonio, Tex.; Kenneth R., Marieta R1; and William W., Sara Vista, Ariz.

[N3] Obituary:
Oliver R. Johns entered eternal life on September 8, 2003. He was born October 29, 1923 in Lancaster Co., Rapho Twp., PA Oliver moved to San Antonio in 1967 and served as the Deputy Director of Aerospace Fuels at Kelly AFB. Prior to coming to San Antonio, he was employed at Olmstead Air Force Base in Middletown, PA He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserves and entered the Air Force in 1942 and served as a radio operator in a C-47 during World War II in Europe. He enjoyed people very much and served on the Red Carpet Committee of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Upon retiring from Civil Service and Air Force Reserves after 46-1/2 years, he moved to Johnson City, TX. He was a Master Mason in the Elizabethtown, PA Lodge and a member of Alzafar Shrine Temple in San Antonio, TX. He had six brothers and a sister. His parents, David H. and Bess M. Johns, preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Margaret Kirtchner and three brothers, Brady Johns, Sam Johns and Bob Johns. He is survived by his wife, Alberta Franklin Johns; stepdaughter, Mary Louise Buller; two stepsons, Kenny Joe Franklin and wife Kay and Dr. James E. Franklin and wife Lynn; step grandchildren, Rev. Ken Buller and wife Sherri, Kimberly, Hank, Chuck, Jonathan and Jamie Franklin; step great-grandchildren, Richelle, AJ, Kaci and Christiana. He is survived by three brothers, Kenneth R. Johns and wife Dorothy of Marietta, PA, Frank M. Johns of Conestoga, PA, and William W. Johns and wife Avis of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; as well as, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Tracy and Ray Heikes, Lillian and Leon Strealy, Esta and Rodney Pickwell, Jimmy and Helen Witten and Loraine Witten; numerous nieces, nephews, family and dear friends. Visitation will begin at Sunset Funeral Home on Thursday, September 11, 2003 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, September 12, 2003 at 3:00 P.M. in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel, The Rev. Jimmy Ray Heikes officiating. Interment to follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit our website at Sunset Funeral Home.

[N4] Kenneth Rhodes Johns, 78, of Donegal Springs Road, Marietta, died unexpectedly of natural causes Monday at home.
A federal government employee for 33 years, Johns was in charge of military sales to Saudi Arabia. He retired in 1981 from New Cumberland Army Depot. He then worked in measuring and paving for Roland Paving.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II.
He was a member of Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, where he was a deacon for five years, Sunday school teacher, congregational representative to Mennonite Mutual Aid and a member of the Ambassador Sunday school class and the Tuesday morning men's prayer group.
At the time of his death, he was president of TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) and East Donegal Cemetery Association.
He was past president and treasurer of National Federation of Bible Classes.
He was a member of National Rifle Association, U.S. Civil Service Commission, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Maytown American Legion Post 809.
He enjoyed hunting, gardening, the seashore and the mountains.
Born in Mount Joy, he was the son of the late David L. and Bessie Rhodes Johns.
He was married 54 years on January 22 to Dorothy M. Roland Johns.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Mervin R., married to Carin Johns of Augusta, GA, Gary Lee, married to Estelle Johns of San Ramon, CA, and John K. married to Donna Johns of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Diane Marie, married to Robert Coble of Elizabethtown; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank of Columbia and William, married to Avis Johns of Sierra Vista, AZ.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Oliver, Sam, Brady, Robert, Orie and Roy; and a sister, Margaret Kirchner.

[N5] William Johns worked at Valley Forge General Hospital in a Civil Service position before getting transferred to AZ.

[N6] David Hayes Johns enlisted in Company H, 7th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry April 22, 1862, and served in the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, of Major General Patterson's Army. He went into camp with his regiment at Camp Slifer, Which was within the present limits of the Borough of Chambersburg, and joined in the advance into the Shenandoah Valley. After the expiration of his three months' term of enlistment he re-enlisted for three years serving until February 28, 1864,

David Hayes Johns participated in battles of:
Williamsburg May 5, 1862
Garnetts Hill June 27, 1862
Goldings June 28, 1862
Savage Station June 29, 1862
White Gale Swamp June 30, 1862
Malvern Hill July 1, 1862
Antietam September 17, 1862
Fredericksburg December 13, 1862
Mud Marsh January 20 - 24 1863
Chancerllorsville 1853
Gettysburg July 1 - 3 1863
Rappahammock November 7 1863
Mine Run November December 1863
When he was mustered out in 1864, He re-enlist as a veteran in same Company and Regiment to serve three years, or until end of War. Was under the command of Captain W P Repharts and Colonel W W Hulings The 49th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers from which he was discharge by orders of the War Department, July 16, 1865. Finally and Honorably Discharged, close of war.

Wilderness May 5 - 6 1864
Spottsvlania May 8 - 10 1864

He was wounded by gun shot in left hand and thumb. Confined in Hospital until December 12, 1864

Petersburg April 2 1865
Sailors Creek , Va. April 6 1865
Appomattox April 9 1865
During the long service he was wounded only once, and then slightly, being struck on one of his thumbs by a piece of shell, surgeon ordered the thumb to be amputated, but Mr. Johns, Feeling sure that it could be saved, slipped away and dressed his own wound. Time proved that he was right, for the thumb thus saved has given him little trouble. He was a farmer living in Perry Co., Pennsylvania.

He was recruiting Officer from January to December 1865, located at Lewistown and Reading, on returning, assigned to Company E of same Regiment. Promoted to Corporal, Sargeant and Honorary Commission to Second Lieutenant.

Member of Peter________________Post 300 G.P.A.S. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.


Enlisted in Company H, 7th Regiment, P.V., April 22, 1862 and served in the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division of Major-General Patterson's army. He went into camp with his regiment at Camp Slifer, which was within the present limits of the Borough of Chambersburg. He joined in the advance into the Shenandoah Valley. After the expiration of this three months term of enlistment he re-enlisted for three years, serving until 2/28/1864, when he was mustered out, only to reenlist as a veteran in Company E, 49th Regiment, P.V., from which he was discharged by order of the War Department , July 16, 1865. During his long service he was wounded only once, and then slightly, being struck on one of this thumbs by a piece of shell, which also grazed his shoulder. An army surgeon ordered the wounded thumb to be amputated, but Mr. John, feeling sure that it could be saved, slipped away and dressed his own wound. Time proved that he was right, for the thumb thus saved has given him little trouble. He was a farmer in Perry Co..

[N7] Arabella was a member of the Maytown Church of God for more than 50 years and also a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Post 809, and the Maytown Fire Co. Auxiliary.

[N8] Samuel was born, raised and died in Franklin Co.. He was a farmer. He settled in Cumberland Co. where he lived until 1849, when he moved to Southampton Twp., Franklin Co..

[N9] Enlisted in February, 1864, in Company H, 49th Regiment, P.V., and served until the close of the war, being mustered out July 16, 1865. He was promoted to Corporal on January 1, 1865. He lived in Concord, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.

[N10] Enlisted in Company E 29th Regiment, P.V.,December 18, 1864 and was mustered out with his company, July 17th 1865. It was agreed by the five brothers that Joseph A. should remain at home to care for the parents while the other four were in the Union Service. He was drafted, however, and then, instead of asking President Lincoln for his discharge, as was first contemplated, it was determined that he should serve the few months, that it was clear would end the war.

[N11] Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Johns:

Benjamin was educated in the public schools of Cumberland Co. and of Southampton Twp. in Franklin Co.. He remained on his father's farm until he was twenty years old, when he apprenticed himself to the plastering trade, at which he worked until the outbreak of the Civil War. Then his ardent patriotism led him to become one of the first soldiers of the Union. He enlisted in Company I, 49th Regiment, P.V., September 16, 1861 and was transferred to Company A, January 11, 1863. He was promoted to corporal of his company March 1, 1865 and mustered out as a veteran July 16, 1865. From the siege of Yorktown, which began April 16th and lasted until May 4, 1862, to the action at Sailor's Creek, VA, April 6, 1865, he took part in seventeen battles and five skirmishes, making a total of 22 engagements. In 1862, he participated in nine battles: The siege of Yorktown, which lasted 18 days; Williamsburg, VA, May 5th; Gannett's Hill, VA, June 27th; Golding's Farm, VA, June 28th; Savage Station, VA, June 29th; White Oak Swamp, VA, June 30th; Malvern Hill, VA, July 1st; Antietam, MD, September 17th; and Fredericksburg, VA, December 13th. In 1863 he was in six battles: Fredericksburg, VA, April 29th; Gettysburg, PA, July 2nd & 3rd; Funkstown, MD, July 12th; Rappahannock Station, VA, November 7th; Locust Grove, VA, November 27th; and Mine Run, VA, November 28th, 29th & 30th. It is worthy to mention that although the battle of Gettysburg is generally supposed to have ended on July 3, 1863, Company A, of the 49th Regiment, P.V., in which Corporal Johns was serving, was sent out to skirmish at dawn on the 4th, and lay all day near the Devil's Den, in front of Round Top. In 1864 he took part in five of the hardest fought battles of the war: The Wilderness, May 5th-10th; Spottsylvania, VA, May 12th; Cold Harbor, VA, June 1st-12th; Weldon Railroad, VA, June 30th; and Petersburg, VA, June 22nd & 23rd. In 1865 he was in the assault at Petersburg, April 2nd and in the final action with the Confederates at Little Sailor's Creek, VA, April 6th, in which Ewell's Corps. was routed and General Ewell taken prisoner. At this battle, Mr. Johns was taken prisoner, and while he was with the Rebels was asked by General Ewell where the Union men were and who they were. Mr. Johns answered that the troops consisted of the 6th Corps. and Sheridan's Calvary and that they were all around him. The General said, "It looks very much like it." and he wrote a note which he dispatched by carrier. In a short time, eight of his general officers reported to him, and Mr. Johns was asked the same question, giving the same answer. The old general walked back and forth for a while, and then turning to his men said, "It looks very much like it and I think we should throw up the sponge and save life on both sides." The flag of truce was accordingly sent into the Union lines and Mr. Johns' regiment, the 49th PA, was detailed to take the prisoners back to Burksville Station, about 15 miles. On the way back, our subject heard General Ewell tell his colonel that but for information given him by a Yankee, he (Ewell) would have made another charge, which would undoubtedly have resulted in the useless slaughter of two or three hundred men. Mr. Johns also had the distinction of being an advisory member of a Rebel council of war. In his long and arduous service of four years, including the most sanguinary battles of the war, Corporal Johns escaped without a wound. Returning to civil life, he became a resident of Chambersburg, where he worked at his trade as a journeyman for a year and a half. He then lived in Pittsburgh and in Somerset Co. until 1877, when he returned to Chambersburg. In 1877 he began business as a contracting plasterman in which line he remained until he retired and at which he has been very successful. He had always had plenty of work, employing seven or eight hands. He did both plain and ornamental plastering, and it is conceded that he did the best and the most work in his calling in the Co.. In politics, Mr. Johns was a Republican; he had served as judge of elections in his ward, and had been twice a member of the Chambersburg town council. The second time he was elected a councilman as a Republican in a Democratic ward. He was also chosen Justice of the Peace for the 3rd ward, Chambersburg, but declined to serve. He build a handsome residence in which he lived, on Second Street, in 1883. He was a member of the Red Men, Pocahontas Council, and the Shepherds of Bethlehem. He always was one of the most active and enthusiastic members of the Housum Post, No. 309, G.A.R., and he is also an honorary member of the Ladies Circle, G.A.R. In his youth, his educational advantages were meager, his entire attendance at school covering a period of not more than 18 months, but he had always been a student and was a good penman and a fair scholar. He wrote well and is the author of a number of essays reminiscent of the Civil War, which have appeared in the National Tribune, and some of which have attracted wide attention and been the subjects of inquiry from old Confederate soldiers.

(This information was copied from Biographical Annals of Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.)

[N12] Reuben enlisted in 1863, under the six months' call, in Company H, 21st Regiment, PA, Cav.; he re-enlisted in Company I, 9th PA Cav., September 17, 1864, and was discharged by general order on May 29, 1865. He was with General Sherman in his famous "March to the Sea" and was present when General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered. During his long service as a cavalryman, he escaped serious injury, but on one occasion his horse was shot from under him and in falling, his left leg was slightly fractured by the weight of his horse. This accident happened at a place called Griswaldville, GA.

[N13] William served in the Civil War.

[N14] A small excerpt from this history:

Spelling variations include: Johnes, Johns, John, Johne, and others.
First found in in Carmarthenshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.

A native of Wales, emigrated to Pennsylvania near the close of the eighteenth Century, and with his wife, Mary (Born in Dauphin Co., PA), settled in Horse Valley, Franklin Co..


This information is inconsistent in the fact that supposedly both parents of Enoch were from Horse Valley also.

[N15] Enoch Johns was a native of Wales, emigrated to Pennsylvania near the close of the 18th century, and with his wife, Mary (born in Dauphin Co., PA), settled in Horse Valley, Franklin Co..

[N16] This may be the same Jacob Ziegler that was married to Caroline Johns. I'm not sure because the spelling of the last names where different and I don't know how reliable a source I had. (JDF, 6/10/2004). Jacob was enrolled as a Private in Company H, 126th Regiment, PA Vol, at Chambersburg, PA, the 9th day of August, 1862. He was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, PA May 20th 1863. After the Civil War he went back to Huntingdon Co. and married Caroline C. Johns - sister to Reuben. It appears that Jacob was also married - at least for three years before Caroline died - to Elizabeth Beers Love - widow of Freeburn Love and sister to Hannah Beers (wife of David Hays Johns. Caroline did not die until 1878 and Jacob married Elizabeth in 1875. He must have maintained two homes without either women having knowledge of the other (maybe).Jacob was enrolled as a Private in Company H, 126th Regiment, PA Vol, at Chambersburg, PA, the 9th day of August, 1862. He was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, PA May 20th 1863. After the Civil War he went back to Huntingdon Co. and married Caroline C. Johns - sister to Reuben. It appears that Jacob was also married - at least for three years before Caroline died - to Elizabeth Beers Love - widow of Freeburn Love and sister to Hannah Beers (wife of David Hays Johns. Caroline did not die until 1878 and Jacob married Elizabeth in 1875).

[N17] Was raised in Lancaster, PA by Carpenter Grandparents Frank and Mary. When Mary died she was then raised by Aunt Violet (mother's sister) and Uncle George Eshbach in East Petersburg, PA. Lived in Lancaster after marrying Terry Frey then moved to Lititz, PA.

[N18] Grew up in Lititz, PA.

[N19] Grew up in Lititz, PA.

[N20] Orie C. Smith removed from Perry Co., PA to East Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., PA in 1914, post office - Maytown, PA The family belonged to the Maytown Church of God of which Mr. Smith was an elder and superintendent of the Sunday School. Mr. Smith was for 36 years superintendent of the Sunday School of the Maytown Church of God. He retired in 1958 after serving since 1918. He had been a member of the church since 1913. He was also a member of the church council.

Until early 1957, Smith was employed as a water meter reader in Maytown for ten years.

[N21] Funeral services conducted from Maytown Church of God, 14 West Elizabeth Street, Maytown, PA on Friday, January 27, 1989 at 2:00 P.M. Minister was The Reverend Gary W. Shew. Funeral arrangements: J. Hawthorne Miller Funeral Home, Bainbridge, PA

[N22] Estella attended the Millersville Normal School for one year where she was studying to be a school teacher. She left after the first year because the Co. superintendent of schools came to the Millersville Normal School and asked for a recommendation for a teacher for a one room country school for 8 grades. The school recommended Estella and she accepted the job. She taught at Red Run and stayed with the Slaybaugh family. She then taught in a little school outside Maytown. (Information from Roy Prescott)

Estella lived at ManorCare Nursing Home, 320 South Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA since 1985.

From the Lancaster New Era (3-1-04):
E. Estella Prescott, 97, of ManorCare Health Services, 320 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, died there Sunday after a brief illness.
A teacher in Red Run for several years, she had attended the former Millersville Normal School.
She was a member of Bainbridge Church of God, where she sang in the choir and worked with the Willing Workers Sunday school class and the missionary society. She enjoyed gardening and painting.
Born in New Germantown, she was the daughter of the late Orie C. and Arabella Johns Smith.
Her husband, Walter J. Prescott, died in 1985.
Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy P., wife of James Kuntzelman of Elizabethtown, Joyce M., wife of Glenn Miller of Heath, Ohio, and Nancy A., wife of Kenneth Kauffman of Bainbridge; two sons, Roy E., husband of Gail Prescott of Camp Hill, and Richard W., husband of Jean Prescott of Bainbridge; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

[N23] Died in 1931 of pneumonia; was an infant.

[N24] Michael is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Leese. He is a tax consultant

[N25] Jere worked for Donegal Springs Foundry, a family business started by his father. He later worked for Donsco Corporation and T J's Tavern, Both of Mount Joy, PA

He most recently was a porter for the housekeeping department of Masonic Homes, Elizabethtowm, Lancaster Co., PA

A Lampeter-Strasburg High School Graduate. Jere served in the U S Marine Corps.

He was a member of Mount Joy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5752, American legion Post 185, Mount Joy., Elizabethtown Moose Lodge 596, and Susquehanna Beneficial Association, Marietta, Pa

He enjoyed golfing gardening and going on cruises.

Born in West Lampeter Twp. Lancaster Co. PA He was the son of the late James Embly Sr. and Myrtle Bonebrake Rosenberger.

[N26] Alyssa was born at 04:11 AM, Weight 7 Lbs 10 Oz and was 20 1/2 inches long.

[N27] Walter first worked at the J.E. Baker Quarry between Bainbridge and Marietta. He quit when his hourly rate was dropped from 17 cents an hour to 14 cents an hour. He then went to work as a bookkeeper at George McFarland's Oldsmobile dealership. When that went out of business, he began working at the Harrisburg Lumber Company (owned by J.D. Bogar) where he did bookkeeping and secretarial work. He was a wiz at shorthand. (Information from Roy Prescott)

[N28] Member of Faith Bible Church.

[N29] I am the son of William and Avis Johns. Born 10 Nov 53 in Lancaster, PA
Moved to Sierra Vista, AZ the summer of 1970. Graduated from Buena HS
1971. Graduated from University of AZ (BS Public Management) Dec 1975.
Active duty Commissioned Officer in US Army from Feb 1976- Aug 1994.
Retired with full benefits, minus a few percentage points in retirement
pay for years under 20, at the rank of Major. Served in both the Field
Artillery (1976-1978) and in Aviation (1978-1994) flying helicopters and
supervising others who flew them. Worked as a Delivery Supervisor for
about 21 months with Merchants Home Delivery Service, contracted to
provide delivery service for a furniture outfit using owner/operator
truck drivers. After a contract renegotiation I was sad and glad to be
released--what a rat race! I then served as Mr. Mom and attended several
college courses in computer word processing applications during the next
year. The end of this past June I obtained work with McDonnell
Douglas(now Boeing Aerospace) as a technical writer/educational
technologist, writing courseware for Foreign Military Sales of the F-16
jet. I work at Luke Air Force Base, about 45 miles from home. I'm happy
with the work and the pay is good.

I met my wife, Suzanne, in college. We were married 12 Jun 1977, upon my
return from my first assignment of one year to Korea. Suzanne is
Japanese/American in descent, but was born and raised in Glendale, AZ.
After our honeymoon to Phoenix, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, and Las Vegas
we established ourselves at Ft. Carson, in Colorado Springs, CO. In
early 1979 we left Colorado for flight school at Ft. Rucker, Alabama.
Basic flight school lasted for about 9 months. Then I attended a
follow-on course in the Cobra attack helicopter for about 3 months.
During our next assignment at Mainz, Germany I learned to fly an
observation helicopter(known as the OH-58 or Kiowa). While in Germany we
traveled extensively--to Holland, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt,
Switzerland, Austria, and East Berlin. I was able to briefly meet with
my cousin Jeff Kirchner, who was stationed at an Air Force Base in the
Western part of Germany during that time.

Upon our return to the US we were stationed at Ft Sill, OK, where we
spent 4 and 1/2 years. During this time I completed the Officers
Advanced Course and then served as a staff officer at the Artillery
School, representing Artillery interests in the new OH-58D helicopter.
It was an exciting time where I felt that I influenced the Army
structure. Also we had our son, Nathan William Johns, on March 11, 1985.

We were then assigned to Ft Drum, NY, but stationed at Griffiss Air
Force Base, NY. I was the Brigade Administrative/Personnel Officer for
about 16 months. Then I served as a Headquarters Company Commander for
about 12 months and an Attack Helicopter Battalion Executive Officer(2nd
in charge of about 226 personnel) for about 12 months.

My last assignment was to Camp Zama, Japan. We were there for almost 3
years. It was great for Nathan's exposure to the language. He is
proficient in Japanese speech. I enjoyed the culture, travel experience,
cost-of-living allowance, and non-tactical flying experience. We flew
VIPs and aeromedical evacuation missions in specially configured
helicopters with better than normal navigation instruments.

Suzanne is a Program Manager for the Foster Care Review Boards with the
Arizona Supreme Court.

We currently live at 322 E. Mountain Sky Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85048-1875.
Phone is (602)460-3689. Fax is (602)460-5704. We have a 5 bedroom home,
with pool and spa Please stop by to visit if you come out this way.

[N30] Suzanne is a Program Manager for the Foster Care Review Boards with the
Arizona Supreme Court.

[N31] Died in an automobile accident returning home from work.

[N32] Was a hoisting engineer for the Fanning and Doorley Construction Co. for three years before retiring in 1977 and previously self-employed hoisting engineer.

Was a Boy Scout and Weeblo Leader in Cub Scouting.

[N33] Cause of death: Acute Coronary Thrombosis due to Chronic Arthritis

[N34] God Father - William Herbert
God Mother - Sara Blais, daughter of Honore Blais and Josephine Soucy

Died of Acute Myocardial Infarction due to arteriosclerotic heart disease.

[N35] Inscription on Gravestone: PVT MG CO 3 INF REGT WORLD WAR I

Left home at 15 - spent 3 years in the Army by forging father's name.

[N36] Died having a goiter removed on the operating table.

[N37] Was the foreman of the painting and decorating department of Abram D. Mellinger Real Estate Inc., for 26 years, retiring in 1977.

[N38] Shown as Thomas Centers on the 1910 Census

[N39] Was a practical nurse and worked until she was 75.

[N40] On 1900 Census was displayed at Center

[N41] Awarded: Air Force Commendation Medal in Germany

[N42] Called Darrell by family; Pete by his Ironworker buddies and chums and Bill by fellow church members.

[N43] Possible - this could be the son of the original Enoch John or son of Enoch, son of Enoch John. Since original Enoch dies in 1827 - I am speculating that this is the grandson of that particular Enoch. If this is true - Enoch David John served as a corporal in Company H, 8th Texas Calvary, under Captain Alexander Shannon. This Enoch was present at Griswald, Georgia. He may have been a soldier in the war for Texas Independence in 1836 and in the Mexican War 1846 to 1848. He would be a first cousin to Reuben S. Johns.

[N66] Employed at Giant Food Stores from February 1998 until May 2003. Employed at Healthsouth Rehab Hospital in York since June 2, 2003.

[N67] Employment history: Clerk Typist at the Elizabethtown Hospital for Children & Youth (July 1976 until July 1980), a substitute (in the offices, library, classrooms, and as a playground aide) in the Donegal School District (September 1988 until June 1991), an Administrative Assistant at the Elizabethtown Area Community Center (September 1991 until July 11, 1997), and a Human Resources Assistant at Masonic Homes (July 21, 1997 until the present time).
Served as co-coordinator of the acolyte program at the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren from September 1991 until June 2000. Also held various jobs within the Nursery and Pre-Elementary Departments. Served as Superintendent of the Nursery for one year and of the Pre-Elementary Department for three years, as a Sunday School teacher in the four-year-old class for three years and as a classroom helper the other years (from 1980 until June 2000).
Served as an Assistant Leader for Girl Scout troops (Daisy through Junior Girl Scout troops) from September 1987 until June 1994.
Served as Secretary of the Seiler School and Home Association from September 1987 until June 1992.

[N69] Melinda attends Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA and is majoring in Secondary Ed. History.

Employed at Masonic Homes since June 1998 as a Server in the Assisted Living area of the Masonic Health Care Center.

[N73] Member of Faith Bible Church.

[N74] Heather is the step-daughter of Thomas Edward Miller. Her father is Rick Sherman.

[N75] Andy is the step-son of Thomas Edward Miller. His father is Rick Sherman.

[N137] Another name for Honore was Henry L. Blais

[N138] God Father - Charles Blais, son of Louis Blais and Emily Lippe
God Mother - Clarisse Trinque

[N139] God Father - Joseph Bilodea
God Mother - Sophronie Roy

[N140] God Father-Achille Roy
God Mother-Sophronie St. Jean

[N141] God Father - George Champagne
God Mother - Lumina Blais

[N142] God Father - Samuel Champagne
God Mother - Rosanna Paquette

Cape Cod, MA - Hilda Marie (Blais) Dumaine of Cape Cod, MA passed away Sunday February 17, 2013 after a brief illness at the age of 98. She was the wife of the late Alpha Dumaine, formerly of Pawtucket, RI. Hilda was a Registered Nurse at the Miriam Hospital in Providence for many years until she retired. She and her family attended St. Cecilia Church of Pawtucket for many years while they resided in this area. She enjoyed baking, camping and spending time with her family. She moved to Florida and the Cape to be closer to her children. She leaves two daughters, Eileen Benoit of Callahan, Florida and Ellen Bedard of Barnstable, MA; a son, Ernest Dumaine and his wife, Lainie of Sagamore Beach, MA, six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and many nephews and nieces. Her funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the CHEETHAM Funeral Home, 1012 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church, 755 Central Ave., Pawtucket. VISITATION will be Tuesday 4 – 7 p.m. Donations may be made in her honor to the charity of the donor’s choice. For online condolences visit:

[N143] God Father: Alfred Lous Blais - son of Louis Blais and Emily Lippe
God Mother: Marie Brunault

[N144] Gained Citizenship in 1869

[N145] They lived in Holstein, Nebraska. Fred worked for Standard Oil Company.

[N161] [Strickler.GED]

Carol Red DeWayne Strickler, 77, of Worland died April 9, 2002, at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin. He was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Iroquois, S.D., to Hubert and Susie Martin Strickler. He grew up in Wilcox, S.D., and graduated from high school in 1941. He married Eleanor Maxine Coe in Orleans, Neb., on Aug. 17, 1947. Red loved fishing, bird hunting, baseball, softball, big game hunting and golf. He took pride in building the family cabin in the Big Horn Mountains with the help of his father and older brother. Mr. Strickler was a member of Worland Methodist Church, the country club and was a life member of the Worland Elks Club. He moved to Worland in 1950. He worked at Big Horn Chevrolet for 27 years. He later worked at Western Motors as a salesman, and was with them when they merged with Big Horn Chevrolet and became Big West Auto Plex, until his retirement in October 2001. He is survived by his wife Ellie of Worland, son Richard (Nancy) Strickler of Alexandria, Va., daughter Barbara (John) Groom of Laurel, daughter-in-law Christine (White) Edgington, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Red was preceded in death by his parents and brothers John, Roy and Kermit. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services were April 13 at United Methodist Church.

[N162] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> Mary, Maria, Anna
[From Frank Duff?]
All that is known a bout Mary Ruffner is that she was a sister of Peter Ruffner and born in Hanove r Germany of Teutonic stock.

I also found her born in 1713 and dying in Mass anutten, Augusta Co.,Virginia.

She may have been buried in the Opposite M outh Of Mill Creek, PageCounty, Virginia.

She may have been born in 22 Oct 1696 in Sigriswil, Tschingel, Bern. She may have been Buried in The Strickler Cemetery, Fort Egypt, Virginia.

Who Was Abraham's wife?
For many generation s, tradition has stated that Abraham Strickler married Peter Ruffner's only sis ter. This has never been proven. The only known and proven fact about Abraham's wife is that his wife was named Anna. Upon Abraham's death, his wife Anna refu sed to administer his estate. Peter Ruffner was appointed to do this. It has b een assumed by most that Peter Ruffner was asked to administer the estate becau se he was the brother of the widow. Thus the tradition is established that Abra ham married Anna Ruffner. Ruffner tradition states that the family was from Ha nover, Germany. However, known records of the early Ruffner family place them i n Tsigriswil, Bern, Switzerland. In 1711 many of the Ruffner families were expe lled from Tsigriswil for being Tauffers. Amongst these families was the Hans Ru ffner family who moved to Amsterdam. This family established a prosperous winer y. The children of Hans Ruffner included one Anna Maria Ruffner b. c1696 and a Peter Ruffner b. 1705. It is possible that it was on one of the Mennonite exil es from Germany to Amsterdam that Abraham Strickler met and married Anna Maria Ruffner. Ialso feel that this may have been as early as 1721, possibly as late as 1723. But, like so many other questions about the family, there remains no s olid proof of any marriage within this family.

From Family Tree Maker Volume 61, Tree 1087: [I am not certain what this refers to, RES]

[N163] [Strickler.GED]

Name Suffix: , Sr.
Also Known As:<_AKA> Hans
I also found his name list ed as Jakob.

In 1711, Hans Ruffner, age 42, and his reformed wife Elsbeth, a ge 39; along with three sons and four daughters, were all exiled to Holland. Ha ns established himself there as a renowned wine-maker. His birth is not recorde d at Sigriswil. Of the children listed below, only Peter and Anna Maria can be confirmed as children of Hans. The others are most his children. This assumptio n is based on the idea that no other Ruffner families are shown immigrating to Holland before 1711. The names of the other five children were given to me by a researcher in Holland, Jans Ilickson, whom I have since not been able to conta ct. I have not been able to confirm his information as to these names. He said these were the Ruffners who lived at the Ruffner winery for many years. He nev er said where this was. He also provided me the birth dates given which are rec orded somewhere in Amsterdam.

It is unclear which daughter married Geryt Ili ckson.

[N164] [Strickler.GED]

Name Suffix: , Sr.
Also Known As:<_AKA> /Johannes/
From :
Born c 1733
On 9 Apr 1754, John obtained a Virginia patent for 230 acres in Augusta County on the north side of the Shenandoah River.[23] He apparently di d not live on his property in Rockingham Co. until sometime after 1767 as he voted in Frederick Co. in 1758 and when he bought land from his father-in-l aw in 1767 he was of Frederick Co. not Augusta County. He probably lived o n some of his father's land, possibly with his mother or his brothers until his move to Rockingham Co.. In the first land tax for Rockingham Co. (which was formed in 1778 from Augusta County) in 1782, he was taxed on 230 acres (app arently the same 230 acres he bought in 1754). After his death, his son John wa s taxed on this same 230 acres. He was taxed at Rockingham Co. in 1788 with one other white male over age 16. In 1792 he was tithed at Rockingham Co., D istrict 14 (East District) with his son Joseph who was over age 16. Next to him was taxed John Strickler Jr. On 26 May 1767, Martin Coffman and his wife Mary of Frederick Co. sold to John Strickler of Frederick Co. 287 acres.[24]

From Other Sources:
He may have been born in 1733 in Massanutten, Augusta Co unty, Virginia or in 1727. He may have died in 1806.

John Strickler is not mentioned in the survey of Abraham Strickler's estate June 1747, but then in Fe b 1749, he is listed in the list of heirs. It must be that John became of age ( age 16) between June 1747 and February 1749, thus being born in late 1732 or ea rly 1733.

[N165] [Strickler.GED]

On 9 Nov 1756 Fairfax conveyed 55 acres (which was origi nally assigned to Abraham Jr.) of Joseph's father's 1000 acres to Joseph Strick ler in Upper Egypt. In 1776 Joseph Strickler resurveyed his 55 acres plus his 1 05 acres, both part of his father's 1000 acre tract. On 22 Feb 1789 Joseph Stri ckler obtained another 100 acres next to Benjamin Strickler which was part of t he original 1000 acres tract of his father. He and his wife Barbara sold 100 ac res to Abraham Strickler, his son on 9 Sep 1794. [22 ]He left his plantation to his sons Daniel and Joseph by will when they became of age. The administrator of his estate was Abraham Strickler. The bondsmen were the said Abraham Strickl er, Isaac Strickler and David Cofman.

From Other Sources:
He may also have been born September 03, 1731.

Egypt might also have been in Augusta Co., Virginia.

He may have died August 03, 1795.

Joseph Strickler Lived In Upp er Egypt On Part Of The Thousand Acres.

Joseph Strickler's birth was reporte d by Tobias Miley as 1 September1731. This appears to be accurate.

Gene Pool Individual Records
Name: Joseph Strickler
Birth Date: 1 September 1731
Birt h Place: Egypt, Shenandoah Co, VA
Death Date: 23 April 1795
Death Place: Egyp t, Shenandoah Co, VA
Spouse: Barbara Stickley
Father: Abraham Strickler
Moth er: Mary Ruffner

Ritchie Co., West Virginia History
The Stricklers hail from the land of Gessler and of Tell ! Four brothers came from Switzerland, near the year 1700, and settled in thePennsylvania colon y. Abraham Strickler, one of these brothers,subsequently removed to Virginia, a nd found a home in the Shenandoah Valley, where his son, Joseph Strickler, was born on September 1, 1731.

Ritchie Co., West Virginia History
Joseph Strickler grew to manhood, and married Miss Barbara ______ ____ ,and was the father of six children; viz., Barbara, Margaret, Daniel,Josep h, junior, and Cathrine.

West Virginia History, Vol. 3
Addenda and Errata
(II) ---, probably son of Abraham Strickler, settled about 1750, in what is now Page Co., Virginia. He had a son: Joseph, of whom further[?]

[N166] [Strickler.GED]

He may have died May 01, 1817 or May 01, 1759. (I think the latter date refers to Issac, Jr.)-(RES)

Isaac Strickler, Sr., was married to Magdalena Neff, d/ o Heinrich Neff of Hempfield, PA. According to the Neff researchers she was a y ounger daughter in the family and was born about 1721-24 in or near Ibersheim, Germany. Assuming that Isaac and Magdalena were of similar age, Isaac must have been born in or about 1724.

Gene Pool Individual Records
Name: Isaac Stric kler
Birth Date: 1729
Birth Place: Lancaster, PA
Death Date: 1 May 1817
Dea th Place: Shenandoah, VA
Spouse: Susanna Brubaker
Father: Abraham Strickler
Mother: Mary Ruffner
(I think this record confuses Issac Sr. & Jr.)-(RES)

G ene Pool Individual Records
Name: Isaac Strickler
Birth Date: 1742
Birth Pla ce: Egypt, Shen, VA
Father: Abraham Strickler
Mother: Mary Ruffner

From Me
Isaac Strickler, b. c1724. He died between 1764 and 1766, probab ly in Frederick Co., Virginia. He was living in Virginia 1747, 1750, 1762 an d 1764. On 2 Mar 1762 Isaac was deeded from Lord Fairfax, 183 acres, his share of his 1000 acres of his father Abraham Strickler's land. The deed states of Ab raham Strickler that the land by his last will and testament...was to be divid ed among his several sons as may fully appear by the Record of Orange Co. Co urt.(14) Henry Neff of Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was the guardian of Isaac's son Isaac in 1766. This Henry Neff was also one of the exec utors of the will of Henry Strickler of Hempfield Township, Lancaster Co. in 1761. He apparently had two children and possibly more.
(This supports that I ssac's wife was likely Magdalena Neff)-(RES)

[N167] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Susan/
Her brother Joseph was her guardian in 1791

[N168] [Strickler.GED]

I also found her place of death as Stone House, Bixler's Ferry, PageCounty, Vir ginia.

[N169] [Strickler.GED]

From Frank Duff:
Peter and Margaretha lived at Oberbruderhaus which was in the same field as was the Unteresbruderhaus, home of Conrad Strickler and many ens uing generations of the Strickler family. The Unterens Bruderhaus still stands in a near perfect state of preservation. The Oberbruderhaus was burned and then tore down in the early 1900's. a) Hans Landis bp 5 Sep 1630, Hirzel b) Cathari na Landis bp. 13 May 1632, Hirzel c) Hans Heinrich Landis bp 30 Mar 1634, Hirze l md 10 Jul 1655, Hirzel to Eva Baumann c1) Verena Landis bp 14 Dec 1655, Hirze l c2) Hans Heinrich Landis bp 4 Dec 1657, Hirzel c3) Elsbeth Landis bp 9 Oct 16 59, Hirzel c4) Jacob Landis b. Dec 1661 bp 19 Jan 1662, Hirzel c5) Susanna Land is bp 24 Jan 1664, Hirzel c6) Georg Landis bp 3 Mar 1667, Hirzel c7) Hans Landi s bp 13 Jun 1669, Hirzel c8) Hans Landis bp 12 May 1672, Hirzel c9) Hans Jacob Landis bp 15 Nov 1674, Hirzel

[N170] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> Maria Elizapetha
Mary's first born was in 1755. She was p robably about 20 years of age.Thus she was probably born about 1735 or 1736. Sh e would be the onlychild born in Virginia. Her birth is listed as 1736 by one R oads family researcher.

[N171] [Strickler.GED]

He was deeded 208 acres in lower Egypt, Frederick Co. , Virginia on 4 Jan 1755 by Fairfax which was part of Jacob's father's 1000 acr es. The administrators of his estate were his sons Joseph and John Strickler. I n the distribution of his estate on 19 Apr 1790, five pounds of money was to be paid to a Jacob Strickler of York Co., Pennsylvania. This Jacob Strickler o f York Co. was probably his first cousin who was living at Hellam Township f rom about 1787 to
1790. His cousin Jacob was the son of his uncle Henry Strick ler of Hempfield Township, Lancaster Co.. Jacob apparently left Virginia and went to live in Hempfield Township, Lancaster Co., being taxed there in 175 8 and 1759 on no land. His uncle Henry Strickler was living in Hempfield Townsh ip during those years. A number of Mennonites from the Shenandoah Valley left t he valley in the summer (by September) of 1758 and took refuge in Pennsylvania. Most of these refugees returned to Virginia in or after 1759. After Jacob's de ath, his widow married Abraham Hiestand
on 4 Jun 1787 at Shenandoah Co..

From Other sources:
He may also have been born in 1710.

He may also have d ied in Page Co., Virginia.

Jacob Strickler's birth is reportedly containe d in Mennonite Ministerial records. I have not been able to find the manuscript containing these dates. It would be interesting to know how they obtained thes e dates and how accurate of a source it was. His birth is reported as 4 Decembe r 1729. On another instance in 1750, Jacob Strickler refused to enter Military service on grounds he was against war. One source includes the phrase he was t hen about 22 years of age, (b. c1728). Other sources do not include this phra se.

Page Co. Va. Query Forum
Posted by Jack Davis <> on Tue, 01 Sep 1998
Searching for information on Jaco b Strickler, b. 1734 in Chester, PA, d.1784, in Massanutten, Augusta, Va. Marri ed Nancy Kauffman, dates and places unknown. They had a son, David Strickler, b . April 10, 1772. They are my 3rd great grandparents.

Gene Pool Individual R ecords
Name: Jacob Strickler
Birth Date: 1715
Birth Place: Egypt, Lehigh, PA
Death Date: 1745
Death Place: On Farm, PA
Father: Abraham Strickler
Mother : Anna Ruffner

[N172] [Strickler.GED]

Gene Pool Individual Records
Name: Isaac Strickler
Birth Date: 1775
Birth Pl ace: Shenandoah, VA
Death Date: 1805
Father: Jacob Strickler
Mother: Magdale na Moomaw

[N173] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Eva/

[N174] [Strickler.GED]

Nickname: Mary
Her brother Samuel was her guardia n in 1791

[N175] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Madalene/
She had a child born ou t of wedlock in 1809. She died in 1810. [21] Her brother Joseph was her guardi an in 1791.

[N176] [Strickler.GED]

Name Suffix: ,Colonel
Also Known As:<_AKA> Stone /House/
From MennoSear
His brother Samuel was his guardian in 1791

From Other Sources:
He may also have been born in Lancaster Co., Pa.

I also found him buried in the Strickler Cemetery at Stone House,Bixler's Ferry, Page Co., Virginia. He may have died May 25, 1845.

Gene Pool Individual Records
Name: Daniel St rickler
Birth Date: 10 April 1777
Birth Place: Shenandoah, VA
Death Date: 25 March 1845
Death Place: Shenandoah, VA
Spouse: Barbara Buswell
Father: Jaco b Strickler
Mother: Magdalena Moomaw

[N177] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Phebe/
Pheobe's mother died when she was but a baby. Co l. Dan Strickler adoptedyoung Pheobe.

[N178] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Sally/
She died soon after childbirth.

[N179] [Strickler.GED]

He died after 1847 and before 1850 as he is not in the 1850 census.

[N180] [Strickler.GED]

Conrad Strickler, b.c1767. He was living at Washington Co., Maryland in 1800 with his wife and two sons. His two sons were born between 1790 and 1800. He died in 1804 at Washington Cou nty, Maryland as Conrad Strigler.[39] The administrator of his estate was Joh n Wilmuth. I have not been able to place Conrad as a son in any Strickler Famil y but Abraham Strickler of Londonderry Township is the best candidate for his f ather. Henry and John Strickler who both lived in Washington Co. were probab ly his sons and apparently both Mennonites. Henry and John are not found in Was hington Co. census records. They possibly left the area after their marriage s.

From Stricklers of Pennsylvania or Other Sources:
John came from Virgi nia to Illinois in 1825. He built a brick home in1837. Mud was used for morta r. It became the first tavern that had a sign. It was also the first post off ice. John served as post master. John began a brick business in the fall of 18 36. He owned the mill and 440 acres, which was practically the whole town of M ilford.

[N181] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> Magdalena; /Mary/
I have found her listed as both Mary an d Magdalena.

From Stricklers of Pennsylvania:
They had 13 children.

She may also have been born in 1805 and my have died January 07, 1897.

I found h er listed as Mary Strickler born August 27, 1805 in Stone House,Page Co., Vi rginia and dying in Lewiston, Fulton Co., Illinois.

[N182] [Strickler.GED]

He may also have died in 1899 or 1845.

Isaac owned 196 acres of land 3 miles west of Luray. In 1859 he gavethis land to Reuben Ruffner.

[N183] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Beverly/
Her last name may also have been Weaver.

[N184] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Maudlin/

[N185] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Hine/

[N186] [Strickler.GED]

VA to America aged 19 in 1724 possibly with the Strickler Family.

[N187] [Strickler.GED]

On 22 Nov 1756 Fairfax conveyed 201 acres to Benjamin Str ickler, his share of his father's 1000 acres. On 11 Jun 1799
Mary Strickler, w idow and relict of Benjamin Strickler, deceased, Samuel Strickler and Christina his wife, Michael Road and Anna his wife, Daniel Strickler and David Strickler , children of said Benjamin Strickler, deceased (died intestate) sold to Henry Ferror several tracts of land. On 9 Jan 1798 Samuel Strickler, Michael Roads an d wife Anna, Daniel Strickler and David Strickler, children of Benjamin Strickl er, deceased sold 300 acres to Isaac Strickler (the land was granted to Benjami n Strickler in 1776).[17]

From other sources:
Benjamin received 201 acres i n his fathers will. In 1774 surveyed the land and it was 200 acres plus a 25 a cre island in the river. From the Bible of Henry Strickler (of Indiana), Benja min's son Samuel was born in Pennsylvania 1759. All of his children may have b een born there.

He may also have been born in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania .

He may have been born in 1735 In Egypt, Shenandoah, VA and may have diedin 1795.

When Benjamin Strickler died, several obituaries appeared in local pa pers. Each gave a different age for him when he died. But using either date, hi s birth was either 1726 or 1727. I have not seen these obituaries. The Funk His tory states that Benjamin was about 1720-25.

Gene Pool Individual Records
N ame: Benjamin Strickler
Birth Date: 1727
Birth Place: Lancaster, PA
Death Da te: 1791
Marriage Date: 1758
Marriage Place: Lancaster, PA
Spouse: Mary Beid ler
Father: Abraham Strickler
Mother: Mary Ruffner

Gene Pool Individual Re cords
Name: Benjamin Strickler
Birth Date: 1735
Birth Place: Egypt, Shen, VA
Death Date: 1795
Spouse: Mary Beidler
Father: Abraham Strickler
Mother: Ma ry Ruffner

[N188] [Strickler.GED]

Her brother Samuel was her guardian in 1791.

I have l inked this Barbara as married to John Taylor, Jr. This is not proved. Barbara, daughter of Jacob, has no spouse listed in (RES)

[N189] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> Mac-Dalene; /Mary/
Also found her listed as Magdaline Moo maw and Magdalena Mumma.

She may also have been born December 12, 1742.

S he may have been born in Virginia.

Note [RES]
She was probably born in Penn sylvania

[N190] [Strickler.GED]

From MennoSearch:
He was age 42 living with his parents, wife and children at Hirzel in 1678. He married Anna BPr on 11 Dec 1660 at Hirzel. She was born 30 Oct 1636. In 1682 he was age 46 and wife Anna was age 47. He left Hirzel for th e Pfalz in 1657 but later returned by 1660 when he was married at Hirzel. He wa s the not the father of the Mennonite Stricklers who were living in Germany in the 1690's.

[N191] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> Nancy Ann Strickler; /Ann/

[N192] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Elisbeth/

[N193] [Strickler.GED]

Hans has many descendants, most of whom remained in Tsigriswil Area. Inmore rec ent years, a number of his descendants have settled in OregonState.

[N194] [Strickler.GED]

He lived in Holland, later back to Germany.

[N195] [Strickler.GED]

Effie contributed most of the material for the South Dakota Stricklers.She has always been a hard worker. Among her jobs were telephone operator, Cafe Owner, House worker and Nurse. Her favorite job was as a midwife.

Effie I. Strickler, 99, formerly of Esmond and Iroquois, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket. She was born Feb. 28, 1901, in Page Center, Iowa. She moved with her family to Nebraska, then to South Dakota. She took care of her parents until their deaths, then moved to the Esmond-Iroquois area, where she lived for more than 40 years. She operated a cafe with her sister in Iroquois during World War II, then began work with Northwestern Public Service as a secretary. She worked with t he company until her retirement in 1961. Shewas well-known for her baking and moved to Huron in 1987. She moved to the Prairie View Care Center in 1996. Survivors include a sister,Lucille Wells of Brownsville, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, and great and great-great nieces and nephews. Services begin at 10:30 a. m.Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Esmond with burial in the Esmond Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Basham Funeral Chapel in Woonsocket. Memorials may be directed to the Family of Effie Strickler, 4002 Second St., Woonsocket, 57385.

[N196] [Strickler.GED]

They lived in Iroquois, SD where they owned and farmed 160 acres.

[N197] [Strickler.GED]

Little is known about George. He came from Virginia to Illinois. Hemarried th ree times and had a large family. He owned three farms as wellas a residence i n Milford. Besides farming he was engaged in the DrayBusiness and was also a c ontractor.

[N198] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Jack/
Some sources state that Jack had three children. N o record of marriage orchildren can be found.

[N199] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Anne/

[N200] [Strickler.GED]

He may have died during the Civil War. He is probably buried in the OldPioneer 's Cemetery.

[N201] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Jennie/

[N202] [Strickler.GED]

Isaac moved to Arkansas in 1900, locating near Hunter. He owned 250acres of la nd. During the Civil War he fought as a member of Company D.150th Illinois Vol unteer Infantry. Later in life he moved back toSheldon, Illinois where he died . His sons operated large saw mills andwagon factories and were involved in fu rniture production andundertaking. Of his children, only Cora spent her whole life inSheldon. Most moved to Arkansas. Lester Weeks, grandson of Minnie,desc ribed her as a large woman with a lot of long hair which she braidedand twined about her head. On Sundays she would visit peoples homes andwhy there children would gather around her and she would tell Biblestories.

[N203] [Strickler.GED]

William moved to Minnesota in 1902, then to Shell Lake, Michigan about1914.

[N204] [Strickler.GED]

She last resided in Cissna Park, Illinois.

[N205] [Strickler.GED]

The family left Iowa in 1908 for Nebraska. In 1912, they moved to North Dakota settling in the town of Iroquois.

[N206] [Strickler.GED]

Elizabeth died last of Chicago, IL. Her birth is misrecorded as 12 Sept1858 in Warren Co., IL.

[N207] [Strickler.GED]

A native of Iroquois Co., Illinois, Charles moved to Rossville as ayoung man . He was first a member of the Methodist Church, but soonbecame long time memb ers of Rossville Church of Christ. Charles alwaysran a business in Rossville. He had a dray operation for a number ofyears. He also had a contract with the United States Postal Service tomeet the mail trains and take the mail from the Post Office to thedepot. The Post Office would put the first class mail in a pouch whichwas then attached to a mail rack pole along the railroad track. The train would grab the pouch with a steel arm and letters were on theirway. He a lso picked up the mail dropped off the train for Rossville, anddelivered it to the Post Office. Charles also had a grocery store and ameat market on the nort h side of East Attica St. A valued employee wasEmery German Beckley. Another was Noah Scrubby McBride. In that daypeople could call their orders in and h ave them delivered. Charlesretired, selling the business to Russell and Marjor ie Young. Charles hada beautiful tenor voice. He sang in a quartet with Stell a Bogart, GoldieClaypool and Nora Schultz. The often sang at social events and funerals. Charles was interested in anything that might promoteRossville. In the 1920's he was Mayor of Rossville. He was instrumentalin having the first s top light installed at Rossville. It was in themiddle of the intersection of C hicago and Attica Streets. Many peopledisagreed about its location. He was se cretary Treasurer of theRossville Cemetery. He belonged to the Modern Woodmen, Masonic Lodge andserved as Worthy Patron in Eastern Star.

[N208] [Strickler.GED]

Name Suffix: , Jr.

[N209] [Strickler.GED]

She died about 1930.

[N210] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> /Johanna/

[N211] [Strickler.GED]

Gene Pool Individual Records
Name: Hubert Asbury Strickler
Birth Date: Novemb er 1886
Birth Place: Yorktown, Page, IA
Marriage Date: 1912
Spouse: Susie Ma rtin
Father: John Wesley Strickler
Mother: Ida Louise Gifford

[N212] [Strickler.GED]

Here is a story about David Strickler as told by his daughter Margaret:
The family moved to Beadle, SD where all the children were born. We went through the Great Depression, duststorms, hard times and lots oftragedies. Being 5 son s in the family and every year the crops would blow away before they were even up, my dad (David) decided to see if he could buy some land in Minnesota, which he did. Two of the boys fixed a wagon and drove the horses and cows 130 miles. It took them 32 days I remember. They did hold up a few days I guess. I was away from home at that time. We all had to get out and work as soon as possible. I was working in town and sending home money to my parents. I wish my mother would have written a book or a diary. She was a real pioneer, and as my daughter would say 'an old Bostonian'. In other words she didn't change with the times. David's farm in Iroquois, SD was 480 acres.

[N213] [Strickler.GED]

Merlin farmed 320 acres of land in Iroquois, SD. He was stationed inTacom, WA in 1918, at Camp Lewis.

[N214] [Strickler.GED]

Obituary Daily Times - Rootsweb
NELSON, Faye S (STRICKLER) [GIFFORD]; 93; Clar inda IA>Huron SD; Plnsmn;2000-8-11; jldc

[N215] [Strickler.GED]

Beheaded as last Anabaptist martyr, according to posting in Genform by Bill Bie del

[N216] [Strickler.GED]

He was naturalized as a Mennonite in February 1728 at La ncaster Co. making his mark K on the petition. He apparently could not wri te in 1728. He received 350 acres in Hellam Township, York Co. on 30 Oct 173 6 which was disputed by Maryland. Part of his land was patented to his son Jaco b Strickler in Feb 1767. He sold part (196 acres) of his land with his wife Bar bara to his son John on 29 Jul 1765 for natural love and then later John sold t his land to his son Ulrich.[25] In the deed part of his land was in the posses sion of Jacob Strickler in 1765. Conrad probably arrived in Pennsylvania with h is brother Abraham in 1726. Conrad had sons John, Jacob and Conrad who all live d in Hellam Township and he is probably the father of Henry, Abraham and Ulrich Strickler who all moved to Rapho Township, Lancaster Co.. Conrad possibly h ad daughters as well. Conrad was living on the west side of the Susquehanna Riv er as early as 1732, when he, Nicholas Beery, Michael Tanner and others were ca ptured by the Maryland authorities and thrown into jail in Baltimore over a lan d dispute. They paid a fine and were released.

(From Frank Duff):[RES]
When Did Conrad Strickler Arrive in America?
This question has been the source of much argument and speculation. There are many theories that have evolved. None have been proven. One suggested that Abraham and Conrad Strickler came to Ameri ca with the Brubaker family, arriving at New York Harbor 16 June 1710. However, when Richard W. Davis of Provo, Utah looked into the 16 June 1710 immigrants, he could find no Brubakers or Stricklers arriving at that time. H.M. Strickler suggested they arrived in America in or about 1700. This date is much to early for Abraham or Conrad to have arrived in America. Based on known data about Ab raham's birth, Abraham would have been 6 or 7 years old in 1700 and Conrad not more than 5 years old. Plus most German Mennonite Immigrations to America did n ot occur until after 1717. Another theory again includes the Brubaker family. On 27 September 1717, Johannes Bruppacher and Christian Hershey took up a warra nt of 1,000 acres on the Little Conestoga Creek in West Hempfield, PA. This lan d was near where Abraham and Conrad Strickler first appear in records. The Brub aker family has ties to Ibersheim and Friederichstadt, Germany and to the same locations in Switzerland as the Strickler family. This theory is based on the i dea that families who had moved together for so many years, also came to Americ a together. The conclusion here being the Stricklers arrived in America about 1 717 with the Bruppachers. Abraham Strickler and Conrad Strickler both took oat hs of Naturalization in March 1728 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. It was often a few years before an oath of allegiance was taken. This indicates that Abraha m and Conrad Strickler, arrived as early as 1723 to 1724. Abraham and Conrad S trickler may have arrived in America about Oct 1724. They may have lived for se veral months with the Brubaker family. In 1725, the Strickler and Brubaker fami lies had all grown and room was limited, so Abraham and Conrad ventured out on their own. In 1728, they purchased land from John Daugherty. They each lived th ere with their brother Heinrich Strickler. Conrad then moved south to York Co. and Abraham further south into the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

From Stricklers of Pennsylvania:
The name of Conrad Strickler appears in the i ndictment of Henry Munday and Charles Higgenbothem in Chester Co. in 1736, a s one of the tenants whose possessions of land west of the Susquehanna were dis turbed by these men and others in the interests of Lord Baltimore, as recorded by I.Daniel Rupp in his History of Lancaster and York Counties. published in1 846.

From Other Sources:
York Co., Pennsylvania Queries
Christina Bixle r & Conrad Strickler
Posted by William Strickler on Sun, 0 6 Jun 1999
Surname: Bixler, Strickler
I am seek

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Name Suffix: , Rev.
Also Known As:<_AKA> Hans; /Jacob/
From Frank Duff:
Little is known about Hans Strickler, except from a few records near the end of his life. He was probably born in Hirzel, SWI and was the Hans Strickler bor n 20 March 1670 at Hirzel, s/o Hans Strickler.

It remains unproved as to who m the ancestor of the American Strickler lines was. However, it is firmly belie ved by this researcher that it was the Hans Strickler of Hirzel who married Ann a Osler. There is considerable difficulty determining which Hans Strickler marr ied Anna Osler. It could have been Hans b. 1643, yet it could have been Hans Ja cob b.1636. Both men disappear from records soon after 1678. Both were in insta nces called Hans Strickler. No wife or children has been found for Hans Jacob S trickler. But a wife Anna Osler is named for Hans Strickler. Again it is unclea r which Hans.

Rev. Hans Strickler moved around quite a bit. His congregation would travel from Ibersheim to Holland to Friedrichstadt and back again. This occured numerous times. I'm sure records of the families are spread out in betw een. Hans was a deacon and minister. He probably died in late 1736 or very earl y 1737. His family all arrived in America without him in October 1737. The trip to America general took 3 months by water and another month by land to Rotterd am. So assuming Hans died and the family waited several months before imigratin g, Hans died at least before June 1737. I have way to much info for Hans to ret ype here in this file. So contact me for further information regarding him and his lineage. I will try to convert the biography into a text file and some how attach it here. Cross your fingers that it works.

Han s Strickler, b. c1665. d. between 1732 & 1737 at Ibersheim, Germany.He married first in about 1692 as he left the Ibersheim congregation in 1693 with a wife a nd no children for Friedrichstadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany seeking refuge f rom the war. Since he had at least one child born at Friedrichstadt between 169 3 and 1697 and had no children when he left in 1693 it would appear that he was probably a newly married man when he left in 1693. His first wife died on 25 M ay 1697 at Friedrichstadt. He married secondly, Anna [?Hiestand] in about 1698 at Friedrichstadt. He returned to the Pfalz in 1698 with his wife Anna. He was a Mennonite deacon in 1693 and he was later a Mennonite minister living at Iber sheim in 1732. He was not married to Anna Lohrer as indicated by Frank Duff on his Strickler website. He was probably the father of the seven children listed below.

He may have been born and died in Switzerland.

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Also Known As:<_AKA> /Henry/
REFN: Bible Rcds (?)
From Frank Duffs Website:
I have not yet had time to compose a detailed list of deed, will and other reco rds for Heinrich Strickler. Hopefully time will permit me to do this soon. This listing is for only the first few generations of Henry Strickler. His compiled descendants in the computer number close to 20,000 and it is quite impractical to add them all here. 1. Heinrich Strickler b. 11 Mar 1696, Friederichstadt, S-H, Germany, m. ca Feb 1724, in near Ibersheimerhof, Germany?, Susannah Stauf fer, b. 6 May 1700, Ibersheim, GER, (daughter of Christian Stauffer and Maria B arbara {Brubaker?}) d. 3 Feb 1758, Hempfield Twp., Lan. Co., PA, bur. Strickler Cemetery. Heinrich died 5 May 1761, W. Hempfield, Lancaster Co., PA, bur. Stri ckler Cemetery (W. Hempfield). In short, Henry Strickler arrived in America abo ard the ship Friendship in 1727. He settled on the farm in West Hempfield with brothers Abraham and Conrad. The land owned by Abraham by deed containing 200 a cres was given to Heinrich when Abraham moved to Virginia in 1733 and Conrad to Hellam in 1735. Heinrich was naturalized in 1740 as a resident of Hempield in Lancaster Co., PA. Records for him are numerous and may someday find their way onto this website.Children: + 2. i Johannes Strickler b. 7 Dec 1724.+ 3. ii Heinrich Strickler, 2nd b. 29 Dec 1726.+ 4. iii Jacob Strickler, Sr. b. 23 Ma r-1730.+ 5. iv Abraham Strickler b. 24 Mar 1732.6. v Barbara Strickler b. 6 O ct 1735, W. Hempfield, Lancaster Co., PA, m. 17 Apr 1753, in Lancaster Co., PA, HenryLichty. Barbara died aft 1760.7. vi Susannah Strickler b. 2 Mar 1737, W . Hempfield, Lancaster Co., PA, m. -___-1756, in Lancaster Co., PA, JosephSche rch, b. -___-1734, d. -___-1807.8. vii Catherina? Strickler b. ca-___-1739, W. Hempfield, Lancaster Co., PA, d. aft 1761. She is mentioned in herfather's wi ll a one of the younger daughters. Her name is not given.+ 9. viii Daniel Stri ckler, 1st. b. 16 Oct 1741.10. ix Anna? Strickler b. ca-___-1743, W. Hempfield , Lancaster Co., PA. She is named only as one of the younger daughters of Henry Strickler.+ 11. x Elisabeth Strickler b. 7 Jul 1745.Second Generation 2. Johannes Strickler b. 7 Dec 1724, near Ibersheim, GER or in Holland, m. ca Jan 1765, in Lancaster Co., PA, Magdalena Schmidt (Smith), b. -___-1728, (daughter of Johannes Schmidt and ?) Johannes died 22 Feb 1777, Windsor Twp., York Co., P A. John was born in Germany, the oldest son of Heinrich Strickler. John moved t o York Co. living in Windsor Twp. He inherited 321 acres from his father in Hel lam Twp. It is not clear if he ever lived on that land. He left a will in Winds or Twp. in which he mentions his only daughter Susannah Hertzler. He also menti ons his father-in-law John Smith. His executors were Samuel Landis and Jacob St rickler. John worked as a constable in Windsor as early as 1764. (York DB A-554 & York WB H-369)Children: 12. i Susannah Strickler b. 26 Nov 1765, Windsor T wp., York Co., PA, m. - -1786, in Lancaster Co., PA, Abraham Hartzel,b. 29 Sep 1755, Lancaster Co., PA, (son of Johannes Hertzel and ??) d. 3 Oct 1818. Susan nah died 4 Apr 1831.3. Heinrich Strickler, 2nd b. 29 Dec 1726, Lancaster Co., PA, m. - -1749, in Lancaster or York Co., PA, Anna Beidler, b. --1730, (daugh ter of Ulrich Biedler and ?) Heinrich died 28 Oct 1792, Hellam Twp., York Co., PA. He moved to Hellam in 1757. He bought land there are Henry Strickler, Jr. ( York Co. DB A P. 237) His will was written 28 October 1792 and proved 29 Novemb er 1792. (York Co. WB H p. 369). He mentions children Henry, Jacob, Joseph and Anna. He owned and ran a grist and saw mill known as Strickler's Mill, two mile s west of Wrightsville (Gibson). The mills were on Kruetz Creek. The mill is lo cated at Strickler Station along the railroad. Anna: Her father was Ulrich Beid ler as is proven by a deed in York. (York Co. DB C P. 111)Children: 13. i Hen ry Strickler, 3rd b. -___-1750, Rapho, Lancaster

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From Fank Duff:
Little can be found to document the name of Hans Strickler's f irst wife. From bible records we learn her last name probably began with a Z The initials L.S. in the bible suggest her first name began with an L. The Zu rrer family and the Zuricher families both resided near the Stricklers in Switz erland and Germany. Her last name was probably Zurrer as the Zurrers married in to the same Bar family that married into this Strickler family at Hirzel, SWI.

He was not married to Anna Lohrer as indicated by Fran k Duff on his Strickler website. He was probably the father of the
seven child ren listed below.

Her name could also be Elsbeth Zurrer.

[N220] [Strickler.GED]

From Frank Duff:
Information presented Jan 2004:

Hans Jacob Strickler
Son of Hans and Margaretha (Hitz) Strickler
Born: 24 July 1636, Unteres-Bruderhau s-Hirzel, ZH, CH
Died: after 1690
Married: ca 1662, Hirzel, SWI
Anna Katheri na Appli
Daughter of
Born: ca 1638 possibly at Applihaus, Hirzel, ZH, CH
Di ed: after 1690

Hans Jacob Strickler appears to be the lineal forefather of m ost American Strickler lines. Hans Jacob was a Mennonite and was born in the Un teres-Bruderhaus on the southwest side of Hirzel, Switzerland near the Sihl Riv er. From the Bruderhaus one can look down to the Sihl River. When one looks acr oss the river they can identify the characteristic sign that identifies Canton Zug. That is, solitary trees planted on top of otherwise rolling and barren hil ls. It is tradition in Zug that when on has their first born, they plant a tree on top of a hill.

Truthfully little is known about Hans Jacob Strickler the man. Factually also little is known for certain. We know that Hans Jacob was b orn at the Bruderhaus where his grandfather had lived for about 35 years. In 16 49 Hans Jacob was living with his father at Haroti-Hirzel, Switzerland, probab ly moving there in 1644 when Conrad Stricklers estate was confiscated and Co nrad and his wife imprisoned, forcing the rest of the Strickler family to move from the Bruderhaus.

In 1656 Hans Jacob Strickler, nor his older brother Ha ns Heinrich Strickler appear in the Mennonite census. It is believed that both had left for France of Germany about 1655.

By early 1660, Hans Heinrich Str ickler had returned to Hirzel, where he married in December of that year. It is likely that Hans Jacob Strickler returned with his brother Hans Heinrich Stric kler.

Hans Jacob Strickler is almost certainly the Hans Jacob Strickler who married in Hirzel to Anna Katherina Appli by 1663. All other Hans Jacob and Jac ob Strickler lines in Hirzel have been eliminated as possibly marrying to Anna Katherina Appli.

Hans Jacob Strickler does not appear in any records of Hirz el after 1675 and does not appear in the 1678 or 1682 Mennonite census. It is b elieved that sometime between 1675 and 1678, Hans Jacob Strickler again left Sw itzerland for France or Germany. Richard Davis suspects he lived in Ibersheim, Germany in 1683, however at this time no records of Hans Jacob Strickler have b een found in the Ibersheim community.

He may be the Hans Jacob Strickler who between Dec 1675 and March 1680 appears in the town records of Mnchweiller, Alsace.

In 1679 a Hans Strickler was living near Marcolsheim, France. No Ha ns Strickler appears again in any records of that area. This may be Hans Strick ler b. 1643, Hans Jacob Strickler b. 1636 or it could be the Hans Strickler who appears in the records of Ringsheim, Germany (near Marcolsheim) beginning in t he 1680s. However the Stricklers in Ringsheim were Catholic and appear to ha ve an origin with the Zug Stricklers whose naming pattern was almost the same a s the Ringsheim Stricklers. On the other hand the community at Marcolsheim incl uded a few Mennonites and the Hans Strickler there in 1679 may have been Mennon ite. Records of Ringsheim show that the Hans Strickler there married Maria Muts chler. This Hans was born about 1643.

Hans Jacob may be the Hans Jacob Trink ler who appears at Heyerhof near Mnchweiler in 1685.
15 Dec 1685, Heyerhof- Hans Jacob Trinkler with wife two sons and 1 daughter; also of note at Heyerhof was Peter Brubaker wife and 1 young child.

Richard Davis or Provo, Utah sug gests that Hans Jacob Strickler lived in Ibersheim by 1683. There are NO record s of any Stricklers in Ibersheim during the 1680s. Here are the official nam e lists for Ibersheim from 1683 and 1685.

11 June 1683 1685
Neff, Heinrich Hystand, Konrad Note that in 1683 the Neff, Dettweiler and
Hiesta nd, Konrad Fuhry, Hans Jakob Forrer families liv ed neighboring the church.
Forrer, Hans Jakob

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From MennoSearch
It was actually Hans Trinkler and his wife Anna Ysleri/Isler
who lived next to Hans Strickler in 1678 with their son Hans Jacob
Trinkler w ho born on 20 May 1677 at Hirzel.

From Frank Duff:

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Richard W. Davis lists date of death as 10-1-1701. Hans was listed at Bruder Ha us with his parents in 1633, age 28 and was called an Anabaptist. He was not ca lled an Anabaptist after 1633. He lived at Bruder Haus in 1643 and 1646. He liv ed at Haroti, Hirzel in 1649 with his six children.

He was living at Hirzel in 1656 with his wife and eight children. His mother Anna Landis was called an Anabaptist in 1656 when she was living with Hans. He lived at HPruti in 1670 and 1678. In 1678 his wife Margreth was age 67 and was called an Anabaptist. In 1682 Hans was living at Haroti age 77. He was still living at Hirzel in1698.

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Richard W. Davis lists date of death as 1-29-1682.
At Ma rgreth's death in 1682 it stated that she was a TPuffer, she has however once belonged to our saving religion-so she has been with us 20 years and she has d eclared that she has her own religious beliefs and has been given the opportuni ty to preach in our church and has spoken evening prayers but remained an Anaba ptist
until she died.

[N224] [Strickler.GED]

From Frank Duff:
Conrad Strickler[1] Born: c1578-80, Canton, Zurich, Switzerla nd[2] Died: aft 1 Jan 1646, Oetenbach Prison, Zurich City by 1649 (prob 1648) B uried: in Switzerland Married: about 1599, jurisdiction of Horgen, Switzerland Anna Elisapetha Landis (Note that Bruggbacher is today Brubaker) Daughter of Ru dolph and Anna (Bruggbacher) Landis Born: 20 May 1582, Horgen, Switzerland[3] D ied: aft 1656 (some list her death as about 1670) Buried: Switzerland. Biograph ical: Well to be truthful, little is known about Conrad Strickler. For example it is not known where or even when he was born. Neither is it known the place o r date of his marriage to Anna Landis. I have a number of theories regarding th e father of Conrad Strickler. None have any significant concrete evidence to su pport them. Theory 1: I believe that Conrad Strickler was a member of the clan of Catholic Strickler families that settled at an early year in Chneus just wes t of the Strickler family in Hotten. (Click here to see a map of this region) Hermann Strickler lived in Chneus and his descendants moved further west and ac ross the Sihl River into the region of Switzerland that is today a part of Cant on Zug. They settled in the mid 1500's at Menzingen, Zug and by the later part of the 1500's members of the family appear near Neuheim. Among the most common names in these family lines is Conrad. There are two significant facts dealing the migration of this clan of the Strickler family. 1) First records of our Con rad Strickler are at Bruderhaus in present day Hirzel. Note that the Bruderhaus is less than four miles from the center of town in Neuheim, Zug. It seems reas onable that either Conrad or his father simply crossed the Sihl River from Neuh eim to Hirzel. [2] Conrad Strickler married Anna Landis, daughter of Rudolph a nd Anna (Bruppacher) Landis. Both the Landis (then Landos) and Bruppacher famil ies migrated from the area near Neuheim to Hirzel. The logical conclusion drawn here is that if the Landis and Bruppacher families settled in Hirzel from Zug, then perhaps the Strickler family then followed. Theory 2: This is actually a theory that is just that, a theory. There are actually no facts that suggest th is theory is correct, however the possibilities are still out there. This theor y holds that Conrad Strickler was a member of the clan of Stricklers that lived in WPdenswil the largest community north of Richterswil and south of Horgen. Although the distance from WPdenswil to Hirzel is relatively short, the migrat ory pattern of this clan Strickler family at this early date was from north to south and not to the west that is more mountainous. It is a fact that the earli est Stricklers in Hutten came from the Richerswil-WPdenswil areas. There are a number of Conrad Stricklers in the early history of this Strickler clan, howev er it is not an extremely common name. Conrad's information: Again I must admit it is unknown when Conrad married, but it was before January 1600 (nine month? s before the birth of his eldest son) and probably in November or December of 1 599. It is again unknown where Conrad married, but it was likely at Chelen, at the home of Rudolph Bruppacher near Hirzel. Conrad married Anna Elisabeth Landi s, daughter of Rudolph and Anna (Bruppacher) Landis. His residence of Chelen wa s next door to the Bruderhaus where it is known that Conrad Strickler lived in 1615. I have speculated that Conrad lived with his father-in-law until he built the Bruderhaus in the year or so following his marriage. The Bruderhaus actual ly was a farm of two homes and a number of sheds and barns, as was Chelen. The two homes at Bruderhaus were called the Unteresbruderhaus and the Oberbruderhau s (upper and lower houses). Today only one of the homes still stands. Peter Lan dis and his wife, Margaretha (Strickler) lived in the second house beginning in 1629. Before that Oswald Strickler and his wife Anna Margaretha Landis had liv ed there, Oswald, oldest son of Conrad died in Se

[N225] [Strickler.GED]

From Frank Duff:
A Brief Sketch of the Landis Family I have only listed the fi rst four generations of the family. Please note that numbers 1,2,3,4 have not b een proven as brothers and children of Hans Landis. All records suggest this, b ut none confirm it. Also birthdates given are based on the dates of baptism whi ch normally occurred within a few months after birth. Unfortunately the structu red program which I crammed the Landis family into will not print baptisms in t he format given here. All names and dates have been confirmed by church records or Hirzel and surrounding communities. Much of the material was provided to me by Jane Evans Best, a writer for Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage magazine. She has researched the Landis family extensively. Hans (?) Landis (ca 1490) - 1) C asper Landis (- -1519) - m. (abt 1545) Barbara Schnorf (- -1526) - 1a) Barbara Landis (- -1546) - 1b) Verena Landis (- -1548) - 1c) Catharina Landis (- -1552) - 1d) Ursula Landis (- -1552) - m. Oswald Bichler (- -1548) - 1d1) Hans Bichle r (- -1596) - 1e) Joannis Landis (- -1555) - 2) Hans Johannes Landis (- -1521) - m. (ca 1543) Katharina Tschinz (- -1524) - 2a) Hans (Rev.) Landis (- -1544) - (30 Sep 1614) m. (ca 1579) Barbara Hochstrasser (ca 1545) - (ca 1581) m. (ca 1 582) Margaretha Hochstrasser (- -1554) - 2a1) Margreth Landis (- -1580) - 2a2) Hans Landis (- -1581) - m. Elsbeth Ertzinger (- -1593) - 2a3) Rudolph Landis (- -1583) - 2a4) Heinrich Landis (- -1584) - 2a5) Verena Landis (- -1586) - (ca 1 643) m. Jacob Suner (- -1583) - Ealry in 1643, she was placed under house arres t. She died soon afterwards. 2a6) Adeli Landis (- -1588) - 2a7) Felix (Rev.) La ndis (- -1589) - (ca 1642) m. Margareth Streler ( ) - (11 Jan 1629) m. (1629) M agdelene Hess (1 Aug 1629) md 1630 Adelheid Egli b. 1593. He lived at Mullibuhl , SWI in 1633. He was a minister at Horgenberger. He was imprisoned at Oethenba ck Prison. Adelheid was also imprisoned but escaped in 1646. See Marty's Mirror s. 2a8) Jagli Landis (- -1590) - (16 Jan 1636) m. (Mar 1625) Barbara Schappi ( ) - (17 Jan 1632) m. (29 May 1632)Elsbeth Trinckler 2a9) Margareth Landis (- -1 594) - m. (27 Feb 1613) Ulrich Bruppacher (- -1568) - m. (1634) Rudolph HansBau mann (- -1593) - 2a10) Welti Landis (- -1597) - 2a11) Rudolph Landis (- -1603) - m. (23 Apr 1620) Anna Baumann (- -1603) - (14 Feb 1641) 2b) Ulrich Landis (- -1546) - 2c) Rudolph Landis (- -1548) - m. (- -1570) Anna Bruppacher (- -1548) - 2c1) Heinrich Landis (- -1571) - 2c2) Anna Elisapetha Landis (- -1582) - (abt 1670) m. (c1597) Conrad Strickler (- -1580) - (-aft -1644) 2c3) Casper Landis (- -1573) - 2c4) Hans Landis (5 Sep 1575) - m. (- -1597) Elsbeth Schneveli (A n umber of his children moved to Richterswil beginning in 1632) 2c5) Oswald Landi s (- -1577) - (4 Mar 1650) m. (- -1599) Margaret Schneveli (- -1578) - m. (by 1 633) Anna Schappi (--1570) - Lived at Msanger, Hirzel until imprisonment inOeth enbach Prision in 1640. He was jailed with his wife and daughters-in-law. He wa s released in 1646. His descendants moved to Steinfurst, GER by 1661. 2c6) Barb el Landis (- -1579) - 2c7) Rachel Landis (- -1583) - 2d) Anna Landis (- -1550) - 2e) Anna Landis (- -1551) - 2f) Hans Henrich Landis (- -1553) - (1 Jul 1622) m. (- -1585) Verena Bertschniger 2f1) Jacob Landis (- -1585) - 2f2) Conrad Land is (- -1587) - 2f3) Casper Landis, Sr. (5 Sep 1589) - m. (- -1611) Verena Appli 2f4) Verena Landis (- -1591) - 2g) Agta Landis (- -1555) - 2h) Ludi Landis (- -1560) - 2i) Anna Landis (- -1561) - 3) Melchoir Landis (- -1522) - m. (- -1545 ) Barbara Huber (- -1526) - 3a) Jacob Landis (- -1546) - 3b) Catharine Landis ( - -1549) - 3c) Hans Landis (- -1552) - 3d) Barbara Landis (- -1553) - 3e) Caspe r Landis (- -1555) - 3f) Verena Landis (- -1557) - 4) Balthasar Landis (- -1524 ) - m. (- -1544) Margreth Ritter 4a) Peter Landis (2 Mar 1545) - m. (- -1567) V erena Hag 4a1) Caspar Landis (- -1568) - 4a2) Verena Landis (- -1569) - 4a3) Ha ns Landis (- -1570) - 4a4) Barbara Landis (- -157

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Note [RES]

It is not proven that Hans Strickler is the father of Conrad Stri ckler.

[N227] [Strickler.GED]

Anna's ancestrial lineage is UNPROVED!! but is likely correct.

[N228] [Strickler.GED]

Pennsylvania Dutch Queries
Landis Family
Posted by Jeffery G. Scism on Sun, 27 Jun 1999,in response to LANDIS/STROMAN, posted by B rad Stroman on Thu, 01 Apr 1999
Descendants of Hans Landis
Generation No. 1
1. HANS1 LANDIS was born 1521 in Horgen, Zuri ch, Switzerland. He marriedKATHARINA SCHINZ 1543 in Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland .
i. HANS2 LANDIS, b. 1544, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland; d. September 30,1614, Zurich, Switzerland; m. BAR BARA HOCHSTRASSER.
ii. ULRICH LANDIS, b. November 1546.
2. iii. RUDOLF LANDIS , b. September 1548, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
iv. ANNA LANDIS, b. January 1548/49, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland; d.1550, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
v. ANNA LANDIS, b. July 1551, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland; d. 1561,Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
vi. HANS HEINRICH LANDIS, b. April 1553, Horgen, Zurich, Switzer land; d.July 01, 1622, Hirzel, Zurich, Switzerland; m. VERENA BERTSCHINGER, 158 5.
vii. AGTA LANDIS, b. March 1553/54, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
viii. LUD I LANDIS, b. April 1560, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
ix. ANNA LANDIS, b. Janu ary 1560/61, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
Generation No. 2
2. RUDOLF2 LANDIS (HANS1) was born September 1548 in Horgen, Zurich,Switzerland. He married ANNA BRUGGBACHER 1570 in Horgen, Zurich,Switzerland.
i. HEINRICH3 LANDIS, b. March 1569/70, Horgen, Zurich, S witzerland.
ii. CASPAR LANDIS, b. March 1571/72, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
3. iii. HANS LANDIS, b. September 05, 1575, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
iv. OSWALD LANDIS, b. March 1575/76, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland; d.March 04, 1648/ 49, Hirzel, Zurich, Switzerland; m. MARGARET SCHNEVELI,1599.
v. BARBEL LANDIS, b. August 1579, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
vi. ANNA LANDIS, b. May 1582, Ho rgen, Zurich, Switzerland; m. CONRADSTRICKLER.
vii. RACHEL LANDIS, b. January 1582/83, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
Generation No. 3
3. HANS3 LANDIS (RUDOL F2, HANS1) was born September 05, 1575 in Horgen,Zurich, Switzerland. He marrie d ELSBERTH SCHNEVELI 1597.
i. HANS4 LANDIS, b. November 1598, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
ii. RUDOLPH LANDIS, b. February 12, 1601/02, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland;m. BARBEL RITTER, September 09, 1623, Hirzel, Zurich, Switzerland.
iii. MELCHOIR LANDIS, b. 1604 , Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland; m. KLIANNASCHARER, February 20, 1618/19.
iv. BA RBELI LANDIS, b. September 1607, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland.
v. HANS LANDIS, b. November 1609, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland; m.KLEIANNA RITTER, July 06, 1630 .
vi. MARGARETH LANDIS, b. 1611, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland; m. OSWALDHULIMAN

[N229] [Strickler.GED]

Peter's wife is UNPROVEN!!

[N230] [Strickler.GED]

Heini Landos of Pfaffikon, Canton Schwyz and of the villiage Menzinger, fled
t he Pfaffikon lleaving 24 July 1424 from east of Lake Zurich to Zug. He moved
f rom Canton Zug into the Hirzel region of Horgen by 1467.
He is undoubtedly a s on of Hansen Landos, settler of Menzinger on the
8th January 1393. He may also be a brother of Rudolph Landis who was in the
Uerikon by 1415.

[N231] [Strickler.GED]

Lived in the Uerikon as early as 1372. He was probably born and married there.
In 1415, Rudolph Landis appears and is probably the son of Hansen. Heini
Land os who fled from Schwyz to Hirzel is possibly a brother of Rudolph.
Hansen Lad os appears in the records of Menzinger on 8 January 1393. He was
probably marr ied about this date. This may have been his second marriage.

[N232] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> Margrethli
She was also known as Margrethli. She was list ed as age 6 in 1643, age 9 in 1646 and age 11 in 1649.

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Also Known As:<_AKA> Uli
He was probably born in Hirzel but was baptized in Horgen. Sponsors at his baptism were Uli Burppacher and Ve rena Huber.

From Frank Duff:
He may have died of plague in 1629.

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He was listed in the 1633 census with his parents

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He was age 2 u in 1646 and age 8 in 1649. He is not foun d in any records at Hirzel after 1649. He apparently left Hirzel between 1656 a nd 1670. He was not the Mr. Hans Strickler der Zintman in der Harod mentione d in Volume II. That man was actually Mr. Hans Trickler (not Strickler).2 He or his brother Hans Jacob was probably the father of the three Mennonites, Hans, Hans Conrad and Jacob Strickler who lived in Germany.

It was actually Han s Trinkler and his wife Anna Ysleri/Isler
who lived next to Hans Strickler in 1678 with their son Hans Jacob
Trinkler who born on 20 May 1677 at Hirzel.

Hans Strickler of Ibersheim
In 1672 Hans Stricklers name appears on a lis t of Bernese Anabaptist refugees living
at Ibersheim, Hesse, Germany.[1 ] The list is undated, but many of the names that
appear on this list can be found o n the April 6, 1672 list previously published by
Charles Whitmer. It would app ear that this undated list was made about the same
time as the April 6th list, perhaps shortly after. There is no family information on this
list, but it do es list the amount of monetary assistance given to each refugee. While
most re fugees received on the average about 15 (?Guldens), Hans Strickler received
77 (?Guldens). It would appear that Hans Strickler had a large household to feed
and clothe. This is the first mention of an Anabaptist named Strickler living in the
It is interesting to note that Strickler is a Zurich name and n ot a Bernese name. It
would appear that this Anabaptist refugee Hans Strickler was probably the Hans
Strickler who was born in 1643 at Hirzel, Zurich and le ft Hirzel before 1670. His
mother and grandparents were all Anabaptists. I had assumed that either this Hans
or his brother Hans Jacob (b. 1636) was the fat her of the Strickler children found in
the Ibersheim congregation in 1693. Fro m the refugee list it would appear that Hans
Strickler was the father of those Strickler children and not Hans Jacob. Hans must
have left Hirzel, Zurich for Canton Bern sometime between 1656 and 1670 and then
was exiled in late 1671 o r early 1672 with the other Anabaptists from Bern. He may
have married a Berne se woman.
Here is his family;
Hans Strickler, b. 1643, Hirzel, Zurich. d. aft er 1672, ?Ibersheim, Hesse. He had
three sons who were Mennonites and living a t Ibersheim in 1693. He probably had
daughters also. His son Hans was a Mennon ite minister.
1. ?Daughters, b. between about 1665 and 1684?
2. Hans Strickle r, b. c1668. d. between 1732/1737, Ibersheim, Hesse.
3. Hans Conrad Strickler, b. c1673. d. 1728, Friedrichstadt, Schleswig-Holstein.
4. Jacob Strickler, b. c1677. d. after 1714, Germany.

[1]Amsterdam Archives #1199. This refugee li st was found by Charles Whitmer in
Amsterdam, Holland. Whitmer has not yet pub lished the list.

[N236] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> Klianna
She was unmarried and age 36 in 1678 with parents . She was unmarried and called Klianna in 1682, age 42.

[N237] [Strickler.GED]

ABRAHAM STRICKLER (From the Internet - Author unknown)
(The author of this not e is Frank Duff) - (RES)
Strickler research began in the 1980's believing she was a descendant of Abraham Strickler of Egypt. That was logical, my Stricklers were in Virginia, Abraham was in Virginia, it all seemed to fit. And like so m any others I believed all the early writings and publications about Abraham an d his family. Below is given a more objective survey of known records for Abrah am Strickler. This section is still developing. Unfortunately I was not a good source keeper in the early days and many of my sources I can not give a direct reference to. I have included many of them in hopes that someone will eventual ly track them down again. My records were again struck hard by a computer crash back in 1994. I was able to recover most of my records from backup disks, but many of the end notes either did not restore themselves or were simply listed a t the end of the document with no reference as to where they belonged. With th at said, I will quickly describe the nature of the below biography. It is writt en in a manner that all known records and theories are addressed. For example I have listed all the different speculated dates for immigration of Abraham Stri ckler, taken each one and given evidences as to why each may or may not be poss ible. With known records, I have also included tradition, as I believe there is some truth to all tradition. So with that said I hope this biography helps pro duce further leads as to the heritage of Abraham Strickler. I might also add th at several sections are in their infancy. This includes deeds and deed plats an d other court records which pertain to Abraham Strickler's land, estate and lif e. Abraham Strickler was a well-known Indian Trader. He would travel several t imes a year to meet the Indians traveling the Indian Road through Virginia. He was traveling this road as early as 1725 as might be evidenced by an old passpo rt giving Abraham permission to travel the lands south of the Potomac and west of the Blue Ridge for the purposes of commerce. Legend is that Abraham had a tr ading post somewhere in the Page Valley near the mouth of Mill Creek. This woul d have been the first permanent construction west of the Blue Ridge. It is beli eved that Abraham Strickler took up permanent residence in the state prior to 1 735, evidenced by the transfer of his property in Lancaster Co. in 1733. It was not until 12 December 1733 that he was conveyed 1,033 acres from Jacob Stover which was part of a 5,000 acre tract granted to Stover by Lord Fairfax. Along w ith the Adam Mueller and Joist Heit families, the Strickler's became among the first permanent settlers of the Shenandoah Valley. Adam Mueller is generally ac cepted as the first permanent settler in 1726 and Abraham Strickler the second in or about 1729-1734 (probably 1733). The Strickler Plantation came to be know n as Fort Egypt and the bend of the Shenandoah which it was located was known a s Egypt Bend. The name Egypt is a metaphor likening the Swiss and German's flig ht from religous persecution to the biblical flight of the Israelites from Egyp t. Fort Egypt was actually a house. It was heavily fortified and was of massive construct and lies west of the Shenandoah River off of Rt. 615 north of U.S. R t 211, four miles west of Luray. The oldest construct was no doubt an enlargeme nt of Abraham's trading post. It was in 1757 when Abraham's son, Jacob would re novate and build the Fort as it is today. The majority of the Fort is construct ed of large Maple logs. A number of rooms are lined with Oak, Pine and Walnut p aneling. A huge limestone central chimney measures 15 feet wide at its base and five feet wide in the second floor. It is open to several fireplaces, the one in the kitchen measuring 11 feet wide. The original peaked Swiss style roof was lowered. Another wing and a porch have been added to the house since 1758. The cellar is well preserved with loopholes for rifle

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Ulrich Hiestand and Barbara Strickler lived in Richterswil

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He was a Mennonite when he went to Friedrichstadt from t he Pfalz in 1693 with Hans Strickler and Jacob Strickler.

[N240] [Strickler.GED]

Also Known As:<_AKA> Jacob Strickler
He was a Mennonite who left the Ibersheim congregation with Hans and Hans Conrad Strickler in 169 3 for Friedrichstadt. There is no marriage record of him in Friedrichstadt but he did not stay at Friedrichstadt. He probably returned to the Pfalz in about 1 698, as did the other Mennonites from the Pfalz.

[N241] [Strickler.GED]

Abraham Strickler, b. c1722. d. c1750/1755, Frederick Cou nty, Virginia. He lived in Virginia in 1747, 1748 and 1749. He is not mentioned in Virginia records after 1749 and may have died as early as 1749 and as late as 1755. The Strickler orphans and not widow Strickler were taxed on land i n Frederick Co. in 1759 which would probably indicate that both the father a nd mother were dead by 1759. Thus this may be the reason why his 55 acres which his father had intended for him was conveyed to his brother Joseph in 1755 and also which may indicate that Abraham and his wife were dead by 1755. Abraham's 208 acres which he had surveyed in 1749 in Frederick Co. were granted by Fa irfax to his brother Jacob in 1756, another indication that he was dead by then . He may have had only one or two children.

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Merrill owned 320 acres of farmland in Iroquois, SD.

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Eva was a teacher and accomplished musician.

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By the age of 20, Grant was operating Rosedale Farm, owned by B.A. Goyke. The farm consisted of 800 acres. Grant worked for 2/3 crop and furnished all the machinery. The farm was near Lawrence, SD. He was stationed at Camp Lewis, Tacoma, WA during World War I.

[N245] Obituary:

Dennis E. "Rocky" Hoffman

Published: Mar 16, 2007 EST
Dennis E. "Rocky" Hoffman

Dennis E. "Rocky" Hoffman, 64, of 812 S. 15th St., Columbia, died on Wednesday at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Bonnie Miller Hoffman. They were married for 46 years. Born in Columbia he was the son of Betty Miller Hoffman of Columbia and the late Elwood L. Hoffman.

Dennis retired from the R.R. Donnelley Co. He was previously employed for 21 years at Kerr Glass Co. and was currently employed by the Lancaster Barnstormers. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Viet Nam War.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Susquehanna Fire & Rescue Co., Chickies Rock Lodge #307-Loyal Order of the Moose, Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Lodge # 1074, Susquehanna Court-Foresters of America, Columbia Beneficial Association and the Artisans Lodge.

Surviving besides his wife and mother are two sons: Keith E., husband of Kathy Hoffman, of Manheim; and Scott D. Hoffman of Peoria, Arizona; a daughter: Kyleann, wife of Mitch Heim, of Klinesville; and two grandchildren: Ashley R. Heim and Alec Scott Hoffman.

Funeral Services for Dennis will be held from the Columbia United Methodist Church, 5th and Walnut Sts., Columbia, PA on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with his pastor Rev. Mark S. Kopp officiating. A Viewing will be held at the Columbia United Methodist Church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.  10:30 a.m.

Memorial Contributions in Denniss memory to the Susquehanna Fire & Rescue Co., 10th and Manor Streets, Columbia, PA 17512 would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., Columbia/Landisville, 684-2370 or 898-2240.

[N246] Married by Rev. John Weaver.

[N247] Married by Philip E. Saylor, Minister.

[N248] Married by David Schener, Minister of the Gospel.

[N249] Married by the Rev. Orson Douglass. Marriage record found in "Lancaster Co. Heritage", Vol. 1, Number 1, January 1984 / Donegal Presbyterian Church Marriage Records.

Rev. Orson Douglas was elected December 2, 1822. He was installed in the Spring of 1823 and resigned October 3, 1836 (from "Records of Donegal Presbyterian Church, Vol. II).

[N250] No one was invited to the wedding. They went to the church and were married by Rev. Nevin Zuch, pastor of the church. Pictures were taken at Bishop's Studio before the wedding. Attendants were John Bell, brother of the groom, and Helen Detwiler, friend of the bride. The bride wore a light blue street length dress with lace at V-neck edge and white wide-brimmed hat and white linen shoes and gloves. The groom wore a navy blue double-breasted suit with blue and yellow tie. The wedding meal was held a week later at Betty's parents' home. The honeymoon was a trip to Watkins Glen, Niagara Falls, and Thousand Islands - the trip cost less than $100.

[N251] Married by Harvey E. Wagner, Minister of the Gospel.

[N252] Married by D. W. Gerhard, Minister of the Gospel.

[N253] Married by Thomas S. Knecht, Minister of the Gospel.

[N254] Married by H. J. Hilleguss.

[N255] Married by Thomas S. Knecht, Minister of the Gospel.

[N256] Married by Rev. John J. Strine.

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I also found them married 1739 In Lan caster Co., Pennsylvania.

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They may also have been married April 10, 1796.

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Maryland Marriages, 1778-1899
Given Name: John B.
Surname: Strickler
Given Name Spouse: Barbara
Surname Spouse: Brubaker
Marriage Date: 4 Jun 1824
Co.: Wash
State: MD

Maryland Marria ges, 1667-1899
Name: Strickler, John B.
Spouse: Brubaker, Barbara
Marriage D ate: 4 Jun 1824
Co.: Washington
State: MD

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[N291] He was buried at New Monticello, Cemetery, Monticello, Piatt Co., Illinois

William moved with his parents to Illinois in 1868. William worked for the Wabash Railroad. William and Ella resided in Monticello, Illinois.

[N292] She is buried in Monticello Township Cemetery.

[N293] He married. He and his wife were living at Chicago, IL, in 1917. He was living at Milford, IL, in 1938.

[N294] In 1938 he was living at Kansas City, MO.

[N295] She was living at Decatur, IL, in 1938.

[N297] Salem and Malinda lost two children in infancy within ten days of each other in Feb 1861. Salem, Jr., was eight years old and Melissa was almost four. They are buried in Conrad Cemetery in Fairfield Co., Ohio. In 1868 Salem moved his family to Piatt Co., Illinois, and settled on Camp Creek. After living there a year or two he moved to Goose Creek township where he owned a farm near Deland. He was active in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was appointed a trustee in 1879 to see about building a church in Deland. The church was dedicated in 1880. It is probable that Salem had a hardware store in Deland at this time. Sometime between 1880 and 1900 Salem and his wife moved to Ross Township, Vermillion Co., Illinois, where he and Malinda are listed in the 1900 census. Salem listed his occupation as capitalist and he stated he was renting his home in Ross twp. He was living next to his son Clinton.

[N298] According to Charles Fisher, author of "Snyder County Pioneers," John Jacob Hassinger (Sr.) came to America on the British ship Judith with his parents. His father was probably John Hassinger, who died in 1797.

John Jacob Hassinger (1731-1802) is referred to as John Jacob Hassinger SENIOR in "Snyder County Pioneers," by Charles Fisher, a book in the collection of the Union County Historical Society in Lewisburg, Pa.

Jacob's will is at the Northumberland County Court House (Register and Recorder's Office) in Sunbury, Pa. In it, he (presumably) names all of his children. He twice mentions that he has "six" sons, which most likely means that only these six were still living as of July 1802: Daniel, Jacob, Valentine, George, John, and Abraham. He mentions a total of nine sons in the will (the aforementioned plus Frederick, Jeremiah, and Philip), along with four daughters.

Source: Will of Jacob Hassinger (Book 1, page 279), dated 17 August 1802; The executor is his oldest living son, Daniel.

[N299] Departed from Schornsheim, Germany on 3-23-1748, with wife and children.
Arrived with family in Philadelphia aboard the Ship Judith on 9-15-1748, and signed the Oath of Allegiance with son Johann Jacob. Enumerated in Philadelphia in 1748. Received 200 acres of land in Pa.

Rolling over the rich prairie in covered wagons these families of German descent had come from Wisconsin to establish homes in the new region. They were impressed with the fertility of land near Springbranch creek and chose the location for their homes. Wisner was then the end of the railroad and Norfolk was a small scattered settlement.

Among those coming to Springbranch territory were the families of Ernest Behmer, Frederick Schroeder, Frederick Strate, Frank Puls, Frederick Puls, Frederick Blaze, Frank Folks, Mr. Barnhart, Charles Green and John Donner. The had come during the years of 1870 to 1872.

The trip to Wisner for provisions required two days and the journey was hard as there were no roads for bridges. Often it was necessayr to go five or ten miles farther to ford a stream at a shallow place. Sometimes the wagon had to be unloaded and the merchandise carried across. Grain was taken to West Point to be ground into flour and on such occasions the journey required often three or four days.

Many Indians used to camp around the neighborhood but they were very sociable and never caused any harm. They often persuaded the white men to smoke the pipe of peace with them. Ernest Behmer did not like to smoke and one time declined the offer of the peace pipe. The Indians immediately were aroused so Mr. Behmer was obliged to puff the pipe.

Prairie fires, blizzards and other hazards were bravely met by the pioneers. Mr. Behmer, who was county commissioner, had to make frequent trips to LaPorte over the untraveled country. One night he was lost in a severe snow storm on his way home. A neighbor at whose home he always stopped realized that Mr. Behmer was later than usual and must be having hard traveling. A lighted lamp was hung in the window. The light directed Mr. Behmer to the neighbor's home where he was obliged to remain several days before he c ould complete his journey.

Since the little settlement was far from medical aid, the pioneers were obliged to care for their own illness with home remedies. Elderberry blossoms were used to make tea which was a prevalent cure for colds. Other home remedies were used and surprisingly enough there was little sickness in the settlement.

Most of the settlers in the southwest part of the county established their residence on homesteads. . . Most homes and barn were of sod and the floors were covered with a fine sand hauled from the creek beds.

Principal crops raised in the pioneer days were wheat, corn and oats.

The early settlement was first called Donop. The first postmaster was Frank Puls and the office was in his home about two miles southwest of the present site of Hoskins. Later Ernest Behmen was postmaster and the office was in his home a mile west of the present site o Hoskins. Mail was carried from Stanton on foot. In winter the trip was often made with skis.

When the railroad was extended from Wayne to Norfolk in 1881 the present site of Hoskins was chosen. This was on the Simon Gehle land which Wm. Lalk had bought. David Rees was the first postmaster in the new town which was then named Hoskins. David Rees and William Sonneken established the first stores, handling general merchandise. John Crosby had the first bank.

School was first held in one of the homes. In 1878 a school house was built and organized into district No. 3. David Patterson was the first teacher and there were five beginners, all different ages. The school afterward was enlarged and modernized.

In early years the pioneers of the settlemet, together with those from Norfolk, then only a village, felt the need of religious services. A meeting was called at the Ernest Behmer home February 6, 1881, and the First Reformed church was founded with Rev. Mr. Huellhorst of Yatan, in charge. Immediately after the first service Miss Caroline Meier and Louis Langenberg were married. Early meetings were in homes with the minister coming from Stanton. A church building was erected in 1882 on property donated by Mr. Behmer. With the coming of additional people to the community the Methodist church was established in 1883.

The water works system was completed in Hoskins in June, 1921. The light plant has operated since 1918.

At a meeting January 12, 1899, the matter of asking that Hoskins village be incorporated was considered. W. J. Weatherholt served as chairman and R. G. Rohrke as secretary.

The group met again January 20, 1899, adn decidedto ask the county commissioners to allow the incorporation and to appoint five committeemen to serve as village trustees until the April election.

The law required 200 or more residents for incorporation. As Hoskins contained the required number, a petition was filed with Wayne county board. On February 7, 1899, the village of Hoskins was ordered incorported . . .W. H. Weatherholt, John Shannon, R. G. Rohrke, Louis Ziemer and Peter Kuntz were appointed trustees.

On May 7, 1885, Frederick and Conradina Schroeder deeded land to the Evangelical Church for the Hoskins Evangelical Cemetery. There were burials on this land as early as 1881 with markers for William Jochens and Ella Maas. Other were buried in 1882. Trustees of the church were William Schmidt, Frederick Blaese, and Frederick Schroeder.

The memorial gate ot the cemetery is in memory of the charter members.

On February 21, 1972, the Hoskins Cemetery Association was formed. Rev. C.F. Wideman was the pastor at this time. Serving as directors were Ray Jochens, Edwin Meierhenry, Philip Scheurich, Henry Kleinbach, and Hermand Opfer, with Erwin Ulrich as clerk.

[N301] Obituary:

Harry M. "June" Hoffman, 80 of Mountville, died Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Manor Care Health Services of natural causes. He was the husband of Evelyn Thatcher Hoffman with whom he celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on August 12, 2008. He was born in Stoverstown, son of the late Harry M. and Verne Harrold Hoffman. A member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. A veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict; a lifetime member and past Commander of Reese Hall VFW Post 8757, Mountville; American Legion Post 469, Wrightsville and the Elks Lodge 1074, Columbia. He also enjoyed hunting.

Surviving in addition to his wife, a daughter, Denise E. Hoffman, Lancaster; one brother, Carson Hoffman, Mountville; one sister, Hazel Frey, Landisville. He was preceded in death by six brothers: Clifford, Millard, Elwood, Spurgeon, Joseph and Leonard Richard Hoffman; and one sister, Catherine Hess.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Kraft-Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville, on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Arthur L. Rettew, officiating. Interment in Mountville Cemetery with Military Honors being accorded by Reese Hall VFW Post 8757. Friends may call at the Kraft-Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., for a visitation from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603 or the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

[N302] Changed name from George Anthony Adornato to George Adornato Anthony.

[N315] Michael and Jeanne were divorced 14 Jul 1976.







[N322] Nickname - Billy

[N323] Nickname - Henri




[N327] Nickname - Lucy








[N335] John Watkins and Shantel Bloedel wedding day Octoberr 6, 2012 Missouri


[N337] Lisa Bradbury and Jacob McDade marriage certificate

Lisa Bradbury and Jacob McDade marriage certificate closeup

Lisa and Jacob with boys Logan, Jase and Christain McDade step dau of Jay Witt

[N338] wolfe-adolph and theresa






[N344] Neil Edward John Cabana 2011

Neil, Mierille(Maria Usoz Sorozabal) and daughter Nerea Cabana 2009 California


[N346] Betty Witt and Ted Cabana 50th wedding anniversary 2011











[N357] Michelle Curl bride of Nicholas Francis son of Gail A. Gincastro Francis wedding May 28, 2011

Nicholas Francis with bride Michelle Curl May 28, 2011


[N359] Ben jr. and Doris Witt in their wedding car

Heidi Witt Maloney and Mom Doris Witt

Doris wife of Benjamin H. Witt Jr.

















































[N408] Pauline Virginia Fowler Kelly and her husband Frederick Kelly's headstone, Hollidaysburg, Blair, Pennsylvania

Pauline Virginia Fowler Kelly's headstone, Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cementery, Hollidaysburg, Blair, Pennsylvania

Virginia Pauline Fowler

[N409] Nickname - Nick

Nicholas Francis son of Gail Gincastro Francis with wife Michelle Curl May 28, 2011 wedding

Nicholas Francis with bride Michelle Curl May 28, 2011







[N416] Gincastro family picture easter April 2012


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[N423] Gincastro family picture easter April 2012

[N424] Gail A. Francis w husband and granddaughters

Gincastro family picture easter April 2012

Gail Gincastro Francis with her grandchildren

Gail A. Francis husband and granddaughter

[N425] Wendy & Janette Gincastro were twins

Gincastro family picture easter April 2012

[N426] Gincastro family picture easter April 2012

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[N441] Wendy & Janette Gincastro were twins

Gincastro family picture easter April 2012






















[N463] Nickname - Terry


Walburga and Mary Brandle and Magdalena Brielback



[N467] Nickname - Bill







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[N475] Madaline Gincastro Sears daughter Kelly with new granddaughter

[N476] Christopher Evan Sherrill son of Cheryl Witt and John Sherrill 2012




[N480] Nickname - Kady

Kadynce Lee Nikkol Sherrill dau of Michelle and Tristain Sherrill

[N481] Kadynce Lee Nikkol and sister Kamryn Lee Niccol Sherril daughter of Michelle Terrell and Tristain Sherrill great granddaughters


[N483] Tristain Allen Sherrill son of Cheryl Witt and John Sherrill

[N484] Neil, Mierille(Maria Usoz Sorozabal) and daughter Nerea Cabana 2009 California

Neil's friend Andrew Vail, Neil's dau Nerea and Neil Cabana in Santa Monica, Ca 2012







[N491] Michelle Terrell Sherrill wife of Tristain Sherrill

[N492] Jessica Dianne Sherrill 2012






[N498] Tooke adopted name (Rigsby real name)

Cheryl Lynn nee Witt and Michael Shawn Tooke May 2011



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[N523] Esther, Rosemarie, mother Rose Mae Witt Watkins, Sandy and Sally Watkins April 2011

Christine, Sandra, Esther, and Sally Watkins sisters

[N524] Esther, Rosemarie, mother Rose Mae Witt Watkins, Sandy and Sally Watkins April 2011

Christine, Sandra, Esther, and Sally Watkins sisters






[N530] Nickname - Johnny


[N532] Nickname - Frankie

[N533] John Watkins son of Sandra Watkins

John Watkins and Shantel Bloedel wedding day Octoberr 6, 2012 Missouri

[N534] Esther, Rosemarie, mother Rose Mae Witt Watkins, Sandy and Sally Watkins April 2011

Christine, Sandra, Esther, and Sally Watkins sisters

[N535] Esther, Rosemarie, mother Rose Mae Witt Watkins, Sandy and Sally Watkins April 2011

Christine, Sandra, Esther, and Sally Watkins sisters






[N541] Benjamin H. Witt Sr. and Madeline Gincastro Sears







[N548] Benjamin Witt Jr as a cub scout leader Shawn in picture

Benjamin Harrison Witt Jr.

Benjamin Jr. and Doris Witt on their honeymoon

Ben jr. and Doris Witt in their wedding car


















[N566] Cheryl Lynn Witt and husband Michael Shawn Tooke 2011

Cheryl Lynn nee Witt and Michael Shawn Tooke May 2011

[N567] Betty Witt and Ted Cabana 50th wedding anniversary 2011

Elizabeth Anne Witt 2009



















[N586] Jay Witt and Barbara Bradbury 1994

Jay abt 11 months and Cheryl Witt abt age 22 months with our black cocker Selma, AL

Joshua Witt, Barbara Bradbury, Jay Witt 2012

Jay Witt December 23, 2006 looking like Abraham Lincoln his winter look







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[N604] Esther, Rosemarie, mother Rose Mae Witt Watkins, Sandy and Sally Watkins April 2011







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[N661] Nickname - Mattie

[N662] Nickname - Molly

[N663] Nickname - Sadie

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